An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy: Late of Covent-Garden Theatre. Written by Herself. To which is Annexed, Her Original Letter to John Calcraft, ... The Third Edition. In Five Volumes. ...

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Page 164 - Canst thou, O partial sleep! give thy repose To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude; And, in the calmest and most stillest night, With all appliances and means to boot, Deny it to a king ? Then, happy low, lie down ! Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
Page 40 - Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line, which dying he could wish to blot.
Page 40 - O sympathizing love of others' bliss, Where will you find another breast like his ? Such was the man — the poet well you know: Oft has he touch'd your hearts with tender woe : Oft, in this crowded house, with just applause, You heard him teach fair Virtue's purest laws ; For his chaste Muse...
Page 191 - ... the General told me he should never see me more ; for he was going with a handful of men to conquer whole nations ; and to do this they must cut their way through unknown woods. He produced a map of the country, saying, at the same time, ' Dear Pop, we are sent like sacrifices to the altar.
Page 30 - But through lome remains of that regard which fhe once entertained for him, his life was fpared, and he was banifhed to Siberia. Whilft all thofe whom he had prevailed upon to join in his .treacherous views, were immediately executed. Her majefty took the Spaniard into her fervice, and rewarded him nobly. And the prefents...
Page 204 - ... know not, Madam, by what right you take upon you to dictate to me what I shall wear. And I assure you, Madam, you must ask it in a very different manner, before you obtain my compliance." She now found it necessary to solicit in a softer strain. And I readily gave my assent. The piece consequently went through, without any more murmuring on her part, whatever might be her sensations. However, the next night I sported my other suit; which was much more splendid than the former. This rekindled...
Page 202 - But finding the workmen had completed the fall of the wall without giving him notice, he ordered it to be rebuilt ; and when it was thoroughly cemented, had it blown up again, in order to keep his word with his son.
Page 203 - But in these robes de cour taste and elegance were never so happily blended, particularly in one of them, the ground of which was a deep yellow. Mr. Rich had purchased a suit of her royal highness's (the Princess Dowager of Wales), for Mrs. Woffington to appear in Roxana. It was not in the least soiled, and looked very beautiful by daylight, but, being a straw colour, it seemed to be a dirty white by candlelight — especially when my splendid yellow was...
Page 40 - Whilst he, superior now to praise or blame, Hears not the feeble voice of human fame. Yet, if to those whom most on earth he lov'd, From whom his pious care is now remov'd, With whom his...