The British Theatre; Or, a Collection of Plays, Which Are Acted at the Theaters Royal with Biographical and Critical Remarks. Tamerlane. Fair Penitent. Jane Shore. Lady Jane Grey. Siege of Damascus Volume 10

The British Theatre; Or, a Collection of Plays, Which Are Acted at the Theaters Royal with Biographical and Critical Remarks. Tamerlane. Fair Penitent. Jane Shore. Lady Jane Grey. Siege of Damascus Volume 10

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...ones too, who wou d enforce The rigour of our power to afilict you, And bear a heavy hand, yet fear not you: We ve ta en you to our favour: our protection Shall stand between, and shield you from mishap. J. Shurc. The blessings of a heart with anguish broken, And rescu d from despair, attend your highness. Alas! my gracious lord, what have I done, To kindle such relentless wrath against me? G10. Marry there are, tho I believe them not, Vho say you meddle in affairs of state: That you presume to prattle, like a busy-body, Give your advice, and teach the lords o th council What fits the order of the commonweal. _ J. Shore. Oh, that the busy world, at least in this, Would take example from a Wretch like me! None then would waste their hours in foreign thoughts, Forget themselves, and what concerns their peace, To tread the mazes of fantastic falsehood, To haunt their idle sounds and flying tales., Thro all the giddy noisy courts of rumour; Malicious slander never would have leisure To search, with prying eyes, for faults abroad, If all, like me, consider d their.own hearts, And wept the sorrows which they found at home. Glo. Go to! I know your pow r; and tho I trust I1o1 . To ev ry breath of fame, I m not to learn That Hastings is profess d your loving vassal. But fair befal your beauty: use it wisely, And it may stand your fortunes much in stead, Give back your forfeit land with large increase, And place you high in safety and in honour. Nay, could point a way, the which pursuing; You shall not only bring yourself advantage, But give the realm much worthy cause to thank you. J. Shore. Oh! where or how---Can my unworthy hand Become an instrument of...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624351
  • 9781236624352