The New English Theatre: Containing the Most Valuable Plays which Have Been Acted on the London Stage, Volume 4

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J. Rivington & sons, 1786 - English drama

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Page 8 - No, all is hufh'd, and ftill as death 'tis dreadfUl! How reverend is the face of this tall pile, Whofe ancient pillars rear their marble heads^, To bear aloft its arch and pond'rous. roof, By its own weight made
Page 8 - to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand, and let me hear thy voice ;.': Nay, quickly fpeak to me,, and let me hear. Thy voice—my own
Page 9 - Death, grim death, will fold ' Me in his leaden arms, and prefs me clofe ' To his cold clayey breaft :' my father then Will ceafe his tyranny ; and Garcia too. Will fly my pale deformity with loathing* My foul, enlarged from its vile bonds, will mount, And range the ftarry orbs and milky Ways ' Of that refulgent world, where
Page 33 - What's thy whole life, thy foul, thy all, to my One moment's eafe ? Hear my command ; and look That thou obey, or horror on thy head : Drench me thy dagger in Alphonfo's heart. Why doft thou ftart ? Refolve, or Per. Sir, I will. King. 'Tis well—that when me comes to fet him free, His
Page 53 - tis equally indifferent. Bel. Let thofe, who view this fad example, know, What fate attends the broken marriage vow ; And teach their children in fucceeding times, No common vengeance waits upon thefe crimes, When fuch fevere repentance could not fave From want, from fhame, and an untimely grave,
Page 24 - has won me much to pity her : Alas! her gentle nature was not made To buffet with adverfity. I told her How worthily her caufe you had befriended ; How much for your good fake we meant to do, That you had fpoke, and
Page 25 - hence comes the gen'ral cry, And fum of all complaint : 'twill ne'er be well With England (thus they talk) while children govern, Haft. 'Tis true, the king is young ; but what of that? We feel no want of Edward's riper years, While Glofter's valour and moft princely wifdom
Page 10 - Ofm. Look' on thy Alphonfo. Thy father is not here, my love, nor Garcia : Nor am I what I feem, but thy Alphonfo. • ' Wilt thou not know me ? Haft thou then forgot me ? ' Haft thou thy eyes, yet canft not fee. Alphonfo ?' Am I fo altered, or art thou fo changed, That feeing my difguife, thou feeft not
Page 26 - fwoll'n and red-fleck'd eyes, that look As they had wept in blood, and worn the night In waking anguifh ? Why this, on the day Which was defign'd to celebrate thy nuptials ; But that the beams of light are to be ftain'd With reeking gore from traitors on the rack ? Wherefore I have deferr'd the marriage-rites, Nor
Page 20 - bore high offices of weight and truft, Both in the ftate and army. This confirms The King in full belief of all you told him Concerning Ofmyn, and his correfpondence With them who firft began the mutiny. Wherefore a warrant for his death is fign'd ; And order given for public execution.

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