The Beauties of England and Wales: Or Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County...

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Vernor and Hood, 1814
 

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101. oldal - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
246. oldal - Warwick ; his father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style, and make a speech.
245. oldal - ... to the players, in order to have it acted ; and the persons into whose hands it was put, after having turned it carelessly and superciliously over, were just upon returning it to him with an ill-natured answer, that it would be of no service to their company ; when...
245. oldal - The latter part of his life was spent, as all men of good sense will wish theirs may be, in ease, retirement, and the conversation of his friends. He had the good fortune to gather an estate equal to his occasion, and, in that, to his wish ; and is said to have spent some years before his death at his native Stratford.
187. oldal - Abbingdon coining home that night, the commission and proclamation being shewn to him, he denied any such men to be in his house; and voluntarily to die at his own gate, if any such were to be found in his house, or in...
245. oldal - It is at this time, and upon this accident, that he is said to have made his first acquaintance in the playhouse. He was received into the company then in being, at first in a very mean rank; but his admirable wit, and the natural turn of it to the stage, soon distinguished him, if not as an extraordinary actor, yet as an excellent writer.
233. oldal - Good frend for Jesvs' sake forbeare To digg the dvst encloased heare; Blese be ye. man yt spares thes stones, And cvrst be he yt. moves my bones.
287. oldal - Such was Roscommon, not more learn'd than good, With manners gen'rous as his noble blood; To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, And ev'ry author's merit, but his own. Such late was Walsh — the Muse's judge and friend, Who justly knew to blame or to commend; To failings mild, but zealous for desert; The clearest head, and the sincerest heart.
352. oldal - ... made for the practical business of the State. In debate he was clear, natural, and convincing. His knowledge in all things which concerned his duty, profound. He understood beyond any man of his time the revenues of his country ; which he preferred to every thing — except its liberties. He was a perfect master of the law of Parliament, And attached to its privileges until they were set up against the rights of the people.

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