Alasco: A Tragedy, in Five Acts

Sherwood, Jones, 1824 - 169 páginas
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Página xxi - I have heard, That guilty creatures sitting at a play Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
Página 9 - LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom.
Página xvi - If poets and players are to be restrained, let them be restrained as other subjects are, by the known laws of their country ; if they offend, let them be tried as every Englishman ought to be, by God and their country. Do not let us subject them to the arbitrary will and pleasure of any one man.
Página xlix - I'm amongst you, and by Heaven it glads me, To see so many virtues thus united, To restore justice and dethrone oppression. Command this sword, if you would have it quiet, Into this breast; but if you think it worthy To cut the throats of reverend rogues in robes, Send me into the cursed assembled Senate; It shrinks not, though I meet a father there; Would you behold this city flaming ? Here's A hand shall bear a lighted torch at noon To the Arsenal, and set its gates on fire.
Página 72 - Which of the two to choose, slavery or death ! No, let us rise at once, gird on our swords, And, at the head of our remaining troops, Attack the foe, break through the thick array Of his throng'd legions, and charge home upon him. Perhaps some arm, more lucky than the rest, May reach his heart, and free the world from bondage.
Página l - Batter't to ruin. But above all I charge you, Shed blood enough; spare neither sex nor age, Name nor condition; if there live a senator After to-morrow...
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Página 19 - twas my pride To form him like his father — and indeed, So apt in honor and all worth he grew, My wishes scarce kept pace with his advancement. While yet a boy, I led him to the field, And there such gallant spirit he displayed, That e'en the steady veteran in the breach Was startled at his daring. To be brief, — I loved him as my son. (Enter Alasco.) You were our theme, Alasco. Alasco. A subject, sir, unworthy of discussion, If slander have not given it a zest. Wai. Slander, Alasco ! Alas. Ay,...
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Página liv - I do conclude, that at this time, without considerable omissions, the Tragedy should not be acted ; and whilst I am persuaded, that your intentions are upright, I conceive that it is precisely for this reason, (though it may not strike Authors) that it has been the wisdom of the Legislature to have an Examiner appointed, and power given to the Chamberlain of the Household, to judge, whether certain plays should be acted at all, or not acted at particular times.

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