The history of the theatres of London and Dublin, from the year 1730 to the present time. To which is added, An annual register of all the plays, &c. performed at the theatres-royal in London, from the year 1712
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Page 7 - Pity it is, that the momentary beauties flowing from an harmonious elocution, cannot, like those of poetry, be their own record ; that the animated graces of the player can live no longer than the instant breath and motion that presents them ; or at best can but faintly glimmer through the memory, or imperfect attestation, of a few surviving spectators.
Page 11 - I'd whittle her off and let her down the wind To prey at fortune. Haply, for I am black And have not thofe foft parts of...
Page 40 - Dogget himself were not returned, or that they could not conceive what strange face it could be, that so nearly resembled him ; for I had laid the tint of forty years more than my real age, upon my features, and, to the most minute placing of an hair, was dressed exactly like him : when 1 spoke, the surprise was still greater, as if I had not only borrowed his clothes, but his voice, too.
Page 9 - ... the blind might have seen him in his voice, and the deaf have heard him in his visage.
Page 66 - Miller was a natural, spirited comedian. He was the famous Teague in the Committee, and in all the comedies where that character is introduced (meaning, I suppose, that he acted all the low Irishmen} : and though the gentlemen of Ireland would never admit that he had the true brogue, yet he substituted something in the room of it, that made his Teague very diverting to an English audience.
Page 152 - Comedy, and was very sorry to find that the Audience did not take the Age, as well as the great Merit of this Author, into their Consideration, and quietly dismiss this last weak Effort to please them.
Page 150 - The King, being informed of the whole affair, was highly offended, and ordered a guard to attend that theatre as well as the other; which is continued to this day...
Page 74 - ... had contracted a stradling in his gait, of which no art or application could ever cure him — he was tall and erect with a manly countenance ; he was peculiarly happy in.
Page 154 - ... on the first night of performance its fate was doubtful for some time. The first act was received with silent attention, not a hand moved ; at the end of which they rose, and every man seemed to compare notes with his neighbour, and the general opinion was in its favour.