British Theatre, Volume 27

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J. Bell, 1792 - English drama

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Page 96 - I led her, blushing like the morn : all heaven, And happy constellations, on that hour Shed their selectest influence : the earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill; Joyous the birds ; fresh gales and gentle airs Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub, Disporting, till the amorous bird of night Sung spousal, and bid haste the evening star, On his hill-top, to light the bridal lamp.
Page 117 - The secret joys of sweet coition find. Not only man's imperial race, but they That wing the liquid air, or swim the sea, Or haunt the desert, rush into the flame : For Love is lord of all, and is in all the same.
Page 16 - Wai. The peculiarity of your father's temper, joined to my want of fortune, made it necessary for me to keep our engagements inviolably secret ; there is no merit, therefore, either in my prudence, or in my labouring assiduously to cultivate the good opinion of the general, since both were so necessary to my own happiness : don't despise me for this acknowledgment.
Page 106 - Gen. Let us detach a party for dresses immediately. Yet remember, Torrington, that the punctuality of evidence which is necessary in a court of law, is by no means requisite in a court of honour. Tor. Perhaps it would be more to the honour of your honourable courts if it was. [Exeunt.
Page 97 - Attractive, human, rational, love still: In loving thou dost well, in passion not, Wherein true love consists not. Love refines The thoughts, and heart enlarges ; hath his seat In reason, and is judicious ; is the scale By which to heavenly love thou may'st ascend, Not sunk in carnal pleasure: for which cause, Among the beasts no mate for thee was found.
Page 23 - Con. You will want a second, I suppose, in this affair; I stood second to my own brother, in the Fifteen Acres; and though that has made me detest the very thought of duelling ever since, yet if you want a friend I'll attend you to the field of death with a great deal of satisfaction.
Page 17 - ... be disputed, in matters of a domestic nature, than if they were delivered at the head of his regiment. Miss Wai. And yet, Mrs Tempest, who, you say, is as much a storm in her nature as her name, is disputing them eternally. Enter MR and MRS BELVILLE. Bel. Well, Miss Walsingham, have not we had a pretty morning's visitor ? Mia Wai.
Page 132 - That is degrading the dignity of letters exceedingly, as well as lessening the utility of the stage. — A good comedy is a capital effort of genius, and should therefore be directed to the noblest purposes. Miss IVal.
Page 125 - O, captain ! Gen. You take her as the greatest good which Heaven can send you, sirrah ; I take her as the greatest good which Heaven can send me : And now what have you to say to her i Miss Wai.
Page 32 - You must know that this morning we had a smart cannonading on Belville's account, and she threatens, as I told you before, to quit my house if I don't challenge him for taking away her niece. Tor. That fellow is the very devil among the women, and yet there isn'ta man in England fonder of his wife. Gen. Poh ! if the young minx hadn't surrendered to him, she would have capitulated to somebody else, and I shall at this time be doubly obliged to him, if hi!

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