Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, Esq: Principally Compiled from His Own Papers and Memorandums; which Contain His Criticisms on and Characters and Anecdotes of Betterton, Booth, Wilks and Most of His Contemporaries ... the Whole Forming a Comprehensive But Succinct History of the Stage ...

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Lackington, Allen and Company, 1799 - 471 páginas
 

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Página 33 - Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful Jollity, Quips, and cranks,* and wanton* wiles, Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek; Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
Página 39 - Number of performers about sixteen or eighteen. The person who provides the Cloaths and Scenes is deemed the Master of the Company, who makes all contracts for rents, etc., and is responsible for all expenses and contingencies of every kind, incidental to the...
Página 265 - ... a passage which in the records of the theatre, had never been acted, and which on and off the stage must be looked upon as an excrescence of the worst sort...
Página 258 - This was of no advantage to me. I can fill my house without it; but I meant to give them the popularity of doing a justice to the man they had injured^ and of convincing the public that they would never do the like again, and that they were in amity, and not in enmity, with me. My Lord, I have nothing more to say.
Página 380 - Talking Talking of the caution necessary to be used in conversation amongst a mixed company, Macklin observed, " Sir, I have experienced, to my cost, that a man, in any situation of life, should never be off his guard — A Scotchman never is ; he never lives a moment extempore, and that is one great reason of their success in life. " In a continuation of the same subject, he used to say, with some feeling of his former imprudence, "It is a long time before men learn the * £j art of neutralizing...
Página 424 - But you are not afraid to die ? " A. "Not in the least, sir,- — I never did any person any serious mischief in my life: — even when I gambled, I never cheated: — I know that a — a — a — see, now — death, I mean, must come, and I am ready to give it up,
Página 267 - Latin authors, as often as his me" mory ferved him with the fcraps and mottos " it had quaintly picked up; for he knew no " book of antiquity, nor, indeed, of modern " note, Prior, la Fontaine, Swift's Poetry, and " a few more of that kind excepted ; thefe " he conftantly imitated, plundered, difguifed, " and frittered in occafional prologues, epicc logues, and complimentary poems upon " parrots, lap-dogs, monkies, birds, growing " wits, patrons, and ladies. But what he " moft excelled in, was, in...
Página 426 - Why, sir, my opinion is, that Mr. Palmer played the character of Shylock in one style. In this scene there was a sameness, in that scene a sameness, and in every scene a sameness : — it was all same ! same I same ! — no variation.

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