Exhibition of the Royal House of Guelph

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Сторінка 114 - My poor dear, dearest sister, in a fit of insanity, has been the death of her own mother. I was at hand only time enough to snatch the knife out of her grasp. She is at present in a madhouse, from whence I fear she must be moved to an hospital.
Сторінка 109 - I'm truly sorry man's dominion, Has broken Nature's social union, An' justifies that ill opinion, Which makes thee startle At me, thy poor, earth-born companion, An
Сторінка 114 - Bluecoat school has been very kind to us, and we have no other friend, but thank God I am very calm and composed, and able to do the best that remains to do. Write, — as religious a letter as possible — but no mention of what is gone and done with. — With me ' the former things are passed away,' and I have something more to do than to feel.
Сторінка 23 - Hickey's a capon, and by the same rule, Magnanimous Goldsmith a gooseberry fool. At a dinner so various, at such a repast, Who'd not be a glutton, and stick to the last? Here, waiter, more wine, let me sit while I'm able, Till all my companions sink under the table ; Then, with chaos and blunders encircling my head, Let me ponder, and tell what I think of the dead.
Сторінка 23 - Villany, fear, and conscience are mixed in yellow and livid on his countenance ; his lips are contracted by tremor ; his face advances as eager to lie; his legs step back, as thinking to make his escape ; one hand is thrust precipitately into his bosom, the fingers of the other are catching uncertainly at his button-holes. If this was a portrait, it is the most speaking that ever was drawn ; if it was not, it is still finer.
Сторінка 112 - MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S Comedies. Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original! Copies. London, Printed by ISAAC IAGGARD and ED. BLOUNT. 1623.
Сторінка 23 - However, two nights afterwards, being left alone with her, while her mother and sister were at Bedford House, he found himself so impatient that he sent for a parson. The doctor refused to perform the ceremony without license or ring.
Сторінка 111 - I therefore request you will send my play back by my servant; for having been assured of having it acted at the other house, though I confess yours in every respect more to my wish, yet it would be folly in me to forego an advantage which lies in my power of appealing from Mr. Colman's opinion to the judgment of the town.
Сторінка 23 - But you must mention the business to Reynolds yourself; for I will tell you why I cannot. He has already painted a very excellent portrait of me, which, when I went to pay him for, he desired me to accept, as a tribute, to use his own elegant and flattering expression, that his heart wished to pay to my genius. That man's way of thinking and manners, are at least equal to his pencil.
Сторінка 23 - The scene is the committee ; on the table are the instruments of torture. A prisoner in rags half starved appears before them ; the poor man has a good countenance that adds to the interest. On the other hand is the inhuman gaoler. It is the very figure that Salvator Rosa would have drawn for lago in the moment of detection.

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