The Savage, by Piomingo

The Savage, by Piomingo

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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. 1810* edition. Excerpt: ...What dost thou here Elijah?--I do nothing here: I must be gone." So saying, he darted into the flood; and we saw him no more. It had become dark; the cold winds rushed along the face of the stream; and the chill damps of the night overcame us. We awoke; our fire had burned down; the candle had sunk into the socket; the watchman was proclaiming "half past two o'clock;" and we hastened to our bed, repeating " Thank God, 'twas but a dream!" THE SAVAGE AT THE THEATRE. When we first arrived in this city, we promised ourself uncommon delight from theatrical representations; but we must acknowledge that we were rather disappointed in our expectation. The illusion was not so complete as we had fancied it would be; and we generally left the performance dissatisfied. From these and other considerations it has so happened that we have been rather an unfrequent attendant at the theatre; but have occasionally appeared there, either from the impulse of the moment, the character of the play, or the fame of the actor. On a late occasion we were drawn to the house by the fame of master Payne and the long established celebrity of Hamlet, prince of Denmark. The place was uncommonly crowded; and it was with no little difficulty that we were enabled to get a view of the performance. "This then is master Payne, the idol of the moment, whom it is fashionable to commend, and heresy to condemn. How long will he be distinguished by the breath of public applause? How long will he delight the world with his talents before some new wonder will arise to supersede him?" Such were our thoughts. We were however pleased with his easy carriage and graceful movements. He has imitated successfully the attitudes and gestures of his predecessors on...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624416
  • 9781236624413