The Spectator with Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory; With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory Notes

The Spectator with Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory; With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1797 edition. Excerpt: ... ravansary) L Prqjicit ampul/ar et stsquz adalia AeY a. Hou. Ars Poet. v. g7. Forgets his swelling and gigantic words. Roscommon. HE players, who know I am very much their friend, take all opportunities to express a gratitude to me for being so. They could not have a better occasion of obliging me than one which they lately took hold of. They defired my friend Will Honeycomb to bring me to the reading of a new tragedy; it is called the Dfstrgffi-d _ Motber. I must confess, though some days are passed since I enjoyed that entertainment, the paffions of the several characters dwell strongly upon my imagination; and I congratulate the age, that they are at last to see truth and human lise represented in the incidents which concernherocs and heroines. The style of the play is Inches becomes thnseos the first education, and the sentiments worthy those of the highestfigure. It was a mostexquisite pleasure to me, to clbserve real tears dnop from the eyes of those who had long made it their profeffion to dili-embleaffiiction i and the player, who read, frequently(r). throw down the book, till he had given vent to the humanity which rosein him at some irresistible touches of the imagined sorrow._ _ We haveseldom had any female-disxress on the stage, which did not, upon cool examination, appear to flow from the weakness rather than the. misfortune of the person represented: but in this tragedy you are not entertained with the ungoverned paffions of such as are enamoured of each other merely as they aremen and women, but their regards are founded upon high conceptions of each other_s virtue and merit; and thecharacter which gives name to the play, is one who has behaved herself with heroic virtue in the most important circumstances of a.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898109
  • 9781236898104