Teaching the Drama and the Essay

Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, 1921 - 81 pages
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Page 75 - Yes, I will be thy priest, and build a fane In some untrodden region of my mind, Where branched thoughts, new grown with pleasant pain, Instead of pines shall murmur in the wind...
Page 16 - Ay, now am I in Arden ; the more fool I ; when I was at home, I was in a better place : but travellers must be content.
Page 50 - Venice came next in antiquity. But the republic of Venice was modern when compared with the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains. The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour. The Catholic Church...
Page 65 - THE regular playgoers ought to put on mourning, for the king of broad comedy is dead to the drama ! Alas ! Munden is no more ! — give sorrow vent. He may yet walk the town, pace the pavement in a seeming existence — eat, drink, and nod to his friends in all the affectation of life — but Munden, the Munden ! — Munden, with the bunch of countenances, the bouquet of faces, is gone for ever from the lamps, and, as far as comedy is concerned, is as dead as Garrick ! When an actor retires (we will...
Page 49 - No other institution is left standing which carries the mind back to the times when the. smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre.
Page 67 - He had two wigs, both pedantic, but of different omen. The one serene, smiling, fresh powdered, betokening a mild day. The other, an old discoloured, unkempt, angry caxon, denoting frequent and bloody execution.
Page 26 - How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted o'er In states unborn and accents yet unknown!
Page 65 - With Munden, Sir Peter Teazle must experience a shock — Sir Robert Bramble gives up the ghost — Crack ceases to breathe. Without Munden what becomes of Dozey ? Where shall we seek Jemmy Jumps? Nipperkin and a thousand of such admirable fooleries...
Page 23 - Logic makes but a sorry rhetoric with the multitude; first shoot round corners, and you may not despair of converting by a syllogism. Tell men to gain notions of a Creator from His works, and, if they were to set about it (which nobody does), they would be jaded and wearied by the labyrinth they were tracing.
Page 80 - A disinterested endeavor to learn and propagate the best that is known and thought in the world.

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