Bell's British Theatre; Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays Volume 5

Bell's British Theatre; Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1776 edition. Excerpt: ...young prince; 1 every drqp of blood Will lose with joy, with transport in his cause--Pardon my warmth--but that, my lord, will never 'To this decision come'--Then, sind the prince-;. Lose not a moment to awaken in him The royal soul.. Perhaps, he now desponding, Pines in a corner, iind laments his fortune; That in the narrower bounds of private life He must consine his airrfs, those swelling virtues Which from his noble father he inherits. Sis. Perhaps, regardless, in the common bane Of youth he m'elts, in vanity and love.-But if the seeds of virtue glow within him, I will awake a higher fense, a love That grasps the loves and happiness of millions. Tan. Why that surmise? Or should he love, . Siffredi, I doubt not, . it is nobly, which will raise % And animate his virtues--Oh, permit me To plead the cause of youth--Their virtue oft, In pleasure's soft enchantment lull'd a while, Forgets itself; it sleeps and gayly dreams, Till great occasion rouse it; then, all flame, It walks abroad, with heighten'd soul and vigour, And by the change astonishes the world. 'Even with a kind of sympathy, I feel. The joy that waits this prince; when all the powers, Th' expanding heart can wish, of doing good; Whatever swells ambition, or exalts 'The human soul into divine emotions, 4 All crowd at once upon him. 'Sis. Ah, my Tancred, Nothing so easy as in speculation, And at a distance seen, the course of honour, A fair delightful champaiu strew'd with flowers. But when the practice comes; when our fond passion, 'Pleasure, and pride, and self-indulgence, throw 'Their magic dust around, the prospect roughens: Then dreadful passes, craggy mountains rise, Cliffs to be scal'd, and torrents to be stemm'd: Then toil ensues, and perseverance stern;. 'And endless combats with.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659312X
  • 9781236593122