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Page 48 - Dancing and Revelling with Gentlewomen ; and after such Sports, a Comedy of Errors (like to Plautus his Menechmus} was played by the Players. So that Night was begun, and continued to the end, in nothing but Confusion and Errors; whereupon, it was ever afterwards called, The Night of Errors.
Page 58 - Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an Jane Eyre impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.
Page 67 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: so Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent.
Page 319 - screamed the captain. " You have answered duty's call. Save yourselves ! I cannot help you ! God have mercy on us all ! " So they rushed about like madmen, seizing belt and oar and rope ; For the sailor knows, where life is, there's the faintest ray of hope. Then, amidst the wild confusion, at the dreaded dawn of day, From the hold of that doomed vessel crept a wretched stowaway. Who shall tell the saddened story of this miserable lad ? Was it wild adventure stirred him ? was he going to the bad...
Page 308 - Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live.
Page 319 - ... the land, On the Cyprian screw steamer, there the Captain took his stand. He was no fair-weather sailor, and he often made the boast That the ocean safer sheltered than the wild Carnarvon coast. He'da good ship underneath him, and a crew of English form, So he sailed from out the Mersey in the hurricane and storm. All the luck was dead against him — with the tempest at its height, Fires expired, and rudders parted, in the middle of the night Sails were torn and rent asunder. Then he spoke with...
Page 319 - Spite of storm and stress of weather, in a gale that lash'd the land, On the Cyprian screw steamer, there the captain took his stand. He was no fair-weather sailor, and he often made the boast That the ocean safer sheltered than the wild Carnarvon coast. He'da good ship underneath him, and a crew of English form, So he sailed from out the Mersey in the hurricane and storm. All the luck was dead against him — with the tempest at its height, Fires expired and rudders parted, in the middle of the...
Page 319 - The outcast humbly knelt to kiss his hand. With the life-belt round his body then the urchin cleared the ship ; Over went the gallant Captain, with a blessing on his lip. But the hurricane howled louder than it ever howled before, As the Captain and the Stowaway were making for the shore! When you tell this gallant story to your playfellows at school, They will ask you of the hero—Captain SxRACHAN, of Liverpool.
Page 340 - ACT I. SCENE I. Scene represents a Room at an Inn, at Weimar — On one side of the Stage the Bar-room, with Jellies, Lemons in Nets, Syllabubs, and part of a cold roast Fowl, &c.
Page 28 - A glooming peace this morning with it brings : The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head : Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things ; Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished : For never was a story of more woe, Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.