What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Addison anglais ayant beau belle caractère cause change chose classique comédie conversation côté coup cour dames devant Dieu dire donne Dryden écrit effet esprit face façon femme figure fille fond font force forme garde gens goût great haut have homme humaine idées jeune jouer jour juge jusqu'à l'amour l'art l'autre l'esprit l'homme l'un laisse lettres livres long lord love lui-même main make manque mari ment mieux monde montre morale mort mots nature naturel never noble nouvelle parle passe passions pendant pensée père personnages personne petite philosophie phrases pièce place plaisir poëte poli porte premier public puritains qu'un raison regarde religion reste rien Rochester s'il scène sens sent sera seul siècle société sorte style talent tell tête théâtre their they tion tour traits trouve vérité veut vice vient voie voilà vrai yeux your
Page 413 - I was thus musing, I cast my eyes towards the summit of a rock that was not far from me, where I discovered one in the habit of a shepherd, with a little musical instrument in his hand.
Page 401 - The acting lion at present is, as I am informed, a country gentleman, who does it for his diversion, but desires his name may be concealed. He says, very handsomely, in his own excuse, that he does not act for gain ; that he indulges an innocent pleasure in it ; and that it is better to pass away an evening in this manner than in gaming and drink-ing...
Page 416 - Look no more, said he, on Man in the first Stage of his Existence, in his setting out for Eternity; but cast thine Eye on that thick Mist into which the Tide bears the several Generations of...
Page 229 - Un homme né chrétien et Français se trouve contraint dans la satire : les grands sujets lui sont défendus ; il les entame quelquefois , et se détourne ensuite sur de petites choses, qu'il relève par la beauté de son génie et de son style.
Page 417 - I gazed with inexpressible pleasure on these happy islands. At length said I, ' Show me now, I beseech thee, the secrets that lie hid under those dark clouds which cover the ocean on the other side of the rock of adamant.' The genius making me no answer, I turned about to address myself to him a second time, but I found that he had left me; I then turned again to the vision which I had been so long contemplating, but instead of the rolling tide, the arched bridge, and the happy islands, I saw nothing...
Page 86 - Then if we write not by each post, Think not we are unkind; Nor yet conclude our ships are lost By Dutchmen or by wind: Our tears we'll send a speedier way, The tide shall bring them twice a day-^ With a fa, la, la, la, la.
Page 86 - To pass our tedious hours away We throw a merry main, Or else at serious ombre play; But why should we in vain Each other's ruin thus pursue ? We were undone when we left you — With a fa, la, la, la, la.
Page 236 - Sworn by his sire a mortal foe to Rome; So Shadwell swore, nor should his vow be vain, That he till death true dulness would maintain; And, in his father's right, and realm's defence. Ne'er to have peace with wit, nor truce with sense.
Page 260 - Un ministre ne songe qu'à triompher de son adversaire dans la chambre basse; et pourvu qu'il en vienne à bout, il vendroit l'Angleterre et toutes les puissances du monde.
Page 214 - Now I'll be a senator again, and thy lover, little Nicky Nacky ! [He sits by her.] Ah, toad, toad, toad, toad ! spit in my face a little, Nacky— spit in my face, pr'ythee spit in my face, never so little : spit but a little bit- — spit, spit, spit, spit, when you are bid, I say; do, pr'ythee spit — now, now, now spit.