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Strana 145 - Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead Are but as pictures: 'tis the eye of childhood That fears a painted devil.
Strana 131 - In expressing slowness of apprehension this actor surpassed all others. You could see the first dawn of an idea stealing slowly over his countenance, climbing up by little and little, with a painful process, till it cleared up at last to the fulness of a twilight conception - its highest meridian. He seemed to keep back his intellect, as some have had the power to retard their pulsation. The balloon takes less time in filling, than it took to cover the expansion of his broad moony face over all its...
Strana 128 - There is one face of Farley, one face of Knight, one (but what a one it is !) of Liston ; but Munden has none that you can properly pin down, and call his. When you think he has exhausted his battery of looks, in unaccountable warfare with your gravity, suddenly he sprouts out an entirely new set of features like Hydra. He is not one, but legion ; not so much a comedian, as a company. If his name could be multiplied like his countenance, it might fill a playbill.
Strana 141 - 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...
Strana 60 - In this week's number appears a so-called ' Sketch,' containing a description of my manners, person, and conversation, and an account of my literary works, which of course you are at liberty to praise or condemn as a literary critic. " But you state, with regard to my conversation, that it is either ' frankly cynical or affectedly benevolent and good-natured ; ' and of my works (Lectures), that in some I showed ' an extravagant adulation of rank and position...
Strana 26 - I do not happen to know that," said Hull ; "it is an essay, I believe, to prove that Edward the Fourth never had the toothache ; but it is, as you see, in Latin, and I don't read Latin." " Then why buy it ? " said I. "Buy ! " exclaimed he, looking at me through his glass with an expression of astonishment — " I buy thousands of books ! — pooh, pooh ! millions, my dear sir, in the course of a year, but I never think of reading them — my dear friend, I have no time to read.
Strana 59 - No one meeting him could fail to recognise in him a gentleman ; his bearing is cold and uninviting, his style of conversation either openly cynical or affectedly good-natured and benevolent ; his bonhomie is forced, his wit biting, his pride easily touched...
Strana 30 - Excellency slept was brilliantly illuminated with wax-candles, and in one corner of the room a table was fitted up, under the direction of one of the party, to represent an oratory, with such appropriate apparatus as could best be procured. A private sailing-barge was moored at the stairs by the fountain early the next morning, to convey the ambassador and his attendants to the Prince Regent, at the Nore. The people again assembled in vast multitudes to witness the embarkation.
Strana 25 - London better than the people themselves. He happened to know everything that was going forward in all circles — mercantile, political, fashionable, literary, or theatrical ; in addition to all matters connected with military and naval affairs, agriculture, finance, art and science — everything came alike to him — to his inquiring eye no mystery continued undiscovered ; — from his attentive ear no secret remained concealed.
Strana 63 - You say that Mr. Edwin James is strongly of opinion that the conduct of the Club is illegal. On this point I can give no sort of judgment: nor can I conceive that the Club will be frightened, by the opinion of any lawyer, out of their own sense of the justice and honour which ought to obtain among gentlemen.