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" Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. "
The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson: Collated with the Best Editions - Page 60
by Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 133 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 17

Early English newspapers - 1747
...bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not Cenfure term our fate our choice, The ftige but echoes back the publick voice. The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give ; For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe to live. Then prompt no mere the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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A Collection of Poems: In Four Volumes

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1755
...bubbles of the day, Ah ! let not cenfure term our fate our choice, The ftage but echoes back the publick voice, The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe, to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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A Collection of Poems ...

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1758
...bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not cenfure term our fate our choice, The flage but echoes back the publick voice, The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe, to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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A Collection of Poems

1758
...bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not cenfure term our fate our choice ; The ftage but echoes back the publick voice, The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe, to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry,' As tyrants doom their tools...
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The History of the Theatres of London and Dublin: From the Year 1730 to the ...

Benjamin Victor - Theater - 1761
...new.blown Bubbles of the Day. Ah ! let not Cenfure term^ur Fate our Choice, The Stage but ecchoes bęK the public Voice, The Drama's Laws the Drama's Patrons give, For we that live to pleafe, rnuft pleafe to live. Then prompt no more the-Foilies you decry, As Tyrants doom their Tools...
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A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1765
...new-blown bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not cenfure term our fate our choice ; The ftage but echoes back the public voice, The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe, to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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A Collection of Poems, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1766
...public voice., The dram.a'9 laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe, to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry,...their tools of guilt to die ; Tis yours this night to bid the reign commence Of refcu'd nature and reviving fcnfc; To chace the charms of found, the pomp...
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The Life of Mr. James Quin, Comedian: With the History of the Stage from His ...

Actors - 1766 - 107 pages
...prologue, which was written by Mr. Samuel Johnson and which concluded with this address to the town : " Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants...tools of guilt to die ; 'Tis yours, this night, to bid the reign commence Of rescued nature and reviving sense ; To chace the charms of sonnd, the pomp...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...the public Voice, The Drama's Laws, the Drama's Patrons g|ve, For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe to live. Then prompt no more the Follies you decry,...their Tools of Guilt to die : 'Tis yours this Night to bid the Reign commence Of refeu'd Nature, and reviving Senfe ; To chace the Charms oi Sound, the i^omp...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...The Drama's Laws, the Drama's Patrons give, For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafc to live. Then 3 Then prompt no more the Follies you decry, As Tyrants...their Tools of Guilt to die : Tis yours this Night to bid the Reign commence Of refcu'd Nature, and reviving Senfe ; To chace the Charms of Sound, the Pomp...
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