The Life of Edmund Kean, Том 2

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Tinsley brothers, 1869 - Всего страниц: 420
 

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Стр. 128 - Stain my man's cheeks !— No, you unnatural hags, I will have such revenges on you both, That all the world shall — I will do such things — What they are yet I know not ; but they shall be The terrors of the earth.
Стр. 38 - Ambition this shall tempt to rise, Then whirl the wretch from high, To bitter Scorn a sacrifice, And grinning Infamy. The stings of Falsehood those shall try, And hard Unkindness...
Стр. 128 - Pray, do not mock me : I am a very foolish fond old man, Fourscore and upward, not an hour more nor less ; And, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind.
Стр. 129 - And, to deal plainly, I fear I am not in my perfect mind. Methinks I should know you, and know this man; Yet I am doubtful; for I am mainly ignorant What place this is; and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me; For (as I am a man) I think this lady To be my child Cordelia.
Стр. 371 - The sight was pitiable. Genius was not traceable in that bloated face ; intellect was all but quenched in those once matchless eyes ; and the power seemed gone, despite the will that would recall it. I noted in a diary, that night, the above facts, and, in addition, that by bursts he was as grand as he had ever been, — that though he looked well as long as he was still, he moved only with difficulty, using his sword as a stick.
Стр. 19 - For ill can Poetry express Full many a tone of thought sublime, And Painting, mute and motionless, Steals but a glance of time. But by the mighty actor brought, Illusion's perfect triumphs come, — Verse ceases to be airy thought, And Sculpture to be dumb.
Стр. 19 - His transports' most impetuous tone, And to each passion of his breast The Graces gave their zone. " High were the task — too high, Ye conscious bosoms here, In words to paint your memory Of Kemble and of Lear. " But who forgets that white discrowned head, Those bursts of Reason's...
Стр. 253 - With oppressed feelings, heart-rending to my friends, and triumphant to my enemies, I make an appeal to that country famed for hospitality to the stranger, and mercy to the conquered. Allow me to say...
Стр. 121 - Now, gentle Gods, give Gloster his Discharge. LEAR No, Gloster, Thou hast Business yet for Life; Thou Kent and I, retir'd to some cool Cell Will gently pass our short reserves of Time In calm Reflections on our Fortunes past, Cheer'd with relation of the prosperous Reign Of this celestial Pair; Thus our Remains Shall in an even Course of Thought be past, Enjoy the present Hour, nor fear the Last.
Стр. 389 - Let us be no longer fools. Come home. Forget and forgive! If I have erred, it was my head, not my heart, and most severely have I suffered for it. My future life shall be employed in contributing to your happiness ; and you, I trust, will return that feeling, by a total obliteration of the past. " Your wild, " But really affectionate husband, "EDMUND KEAN.

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