Acting National Drama, Volume 1

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Benjamin Webster
Chapman and Hall, 1840

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Page 22 - tis not like a friend To hide your soul from me. Tis not your nature To be thus idle : I have seen you stand As you were blasted 'midst of all your mirth ; Call thrice aloud, and then start, feigning joy So coldly ! World, what do I here ? a friend Is nothing.
Page 7 - All joys upon him ! for he is my friend. Wonder not that I call a man so young my friend : His worth is great ; valiant he is and temperate ; And one that never thinks his life his own, If his friend need it.
Page 13 - Oh, no; what look soe'er thou shalt put on To try my faith, I shall not think thee false : I cannot find one blemish in thy face, Where falsehood should abide. Leave, and to bed. If you have sworn to any of the virgins, That were your old companions, to preserve Your maidenhead a night, it may be done Without this means. Evad.
Page 7 - I returned (as, without boast, I brought home conquest), he would gaze upon me And view me round, to find in what one limb The virtue lay to do those things he heard; Then would he wish to see my sword, and feel The quickness of the edge, and in his hand Weigh it: he oft would make me smile at this. His youth did promise much, and his ripe years Will see it all performed.
Page 23 - My shaking flesh, be thou a witness for me, With what unwillingness I go to scourge This railer, whom my folly hath...
Page 22 - You will wish't unknown, When you have heard it. Mel. No. Amin. Is much to blame, And to the King has given her honour up, And lives in whoredom with him.

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