Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Harper & Bros., 1883 - Всего страниц: 199
 

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Стр. 7 - What! have they given him a pension? Then it is time for me to give up mine.
Стр. 140 - Sheridan, when he concluded, contrived, with a knowledge of stage - effect which his father might have envied, to sink back, as if exhausted, into the arms of Burke, who hugged him with the energy of generous admiration.
Стр. 136 - But neither the culprit nor his advocates attracted so much notice as the accusers. In the midst of the blaze of red drapery, a space had been fitted up with green benches and tables for the Commons. The managers, with Burke at their head, appeared in full dress. The collectors of gossip did not fail to remark that even Fox, generally so regardless of his appearance, had paid to the illustrious tribunal the compliment of wearing a bag and sword.
Стр. 79 - Tis very true. She generally designs well, has a free tongue and a bold invention ; but her colouring is too dark, and her outlines often extravagant. She wants that delicacy of tint, and mellowness of sneer, which distinguishes your ladyship's scandal.
Стр. 91 - Thus at our friends we laugh, who feel the dart ; To reach our feelings, we ourselves must smart. Is our young bard so young, to think that he Can stop the full spring-tide of calumny ? Knows he the world so little, and its trade ? Alas ! the devil's sooner raised than laid.
Стр. 62 - Your charms would make me true. To you no soul shall bear deceit, No stranger offer wrong; But friends in all the aged you'll meet, And lovers in the young.
Стр. 91 - And seeks his hydra, Scandal, in his den. For your applause all perils he would through — He'll fight — that's write — a cavalliero true, Till every drop of blood — that's ink — is spilt for you.
Стр. 80 - Wounded myself, in the early part of my life, by the envenomed tongue of slander, I confess I have since known no pleasure equal to the reducing others to the level of my own injured...
Стр. 138 - He has this day," said Mr. Burke, " surprised the thousands who hung with rapture on his accents, by such an array of talents, such an exhibition of capacity, such a display of powers, as are unparalleled in the annals of oratory ; a display that reflects the highest honour upon himself, lustre upon letters, renown upon parliament, glory upon the country.
Стр. 134 - All that he had ever heard, all that he had ever read, when compared with it, dwindled into nothing, and vanished like vapour before the sun;

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