The Wandering Patentee: Or, A History of the Yorkshire Theatres from 1770 to the Present Time, Interspersed with Anecdotes Respecting Most of the Performers in the Three Kingdoms from 1765 to 1795. To which are Added, Never Published, The Diversions of the Morning, and Foote's Trial for a Libel on Peter Paragraph, Volumes 1-2

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Page 16 - And thus still doing, thus he pass'd along. Duch. Alas ! poor Richard ! where rides he the while ? York. As in a theatre, the eyes of men, After a well-graced actor leaves the stage, Are idly bent on him that enters next, Thinking his prattle to be tedious : Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on Richard ; no man cried, God save him...
Page 36 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot...
Page 110 - T' endure the frosts of danger, nay, of death, To be thought worthy the triumphal wreath By glorious undertakings, may deserve Reward, or favour from the commonwealth; Actors may put in for as large a share As all the sects of the philosophers: They with cold precepts...
Page 239 - I know no more why I came, than you do why you called me. But here I am, and if you don't mean to provide for me, I desire you would leave me as you found me. SIR SAMP.
Page 111 - ... tedious to him ; if there be, Among the auditors, one whose conscience tells him He is of the same mould, — WE CANNOT HELP IT. Or, bringing on the stage a loose...
Page 109 - The whole world being one, This place is not exempted : and I am So confident in the justice of our cause, That I could wish Caesar, in whose great name All kings are comprehended, sat as judge, To hear our plea, and then determine of us. If to express a man sold to his lusts, Wasting the treasure of his time and fortunes In wanton dalliance, and to what sad end A wretch...
Page 3 - The Wandering Patentee; or, a History of the Yorkshire Theatres from 1770 to the present time; interspersed with Anecdotes respecting most of the performers in the three Kingdoms from 1765 to 1795.
Page 110 - Carthage : if done to the life, As if they saw their dangers, and their glories, And did partake with them in their rewards, All that have any spark of Roman in them, The slothful arts laid by, contend to be Like those they see presented.
Page 239 - Did not I beget you? And might not I have chosen whether I would have begot you or no? 'Oons, who are you? Whence came you? What brought you into the world? How came you here, sir?
Page 47 - He has a singular talent of exhibiting character.' JOHNSON. 'Sir, it is not a talent; it is a vice; it is what others abstain from. It is not comedy, which exhibits the character of a species, as that of a miser gathered from many misers: it is farce, which exhibits individuals.

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