Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever Published, Volume 9

Harapang Pabalat
Whittaker, Treacher, and Arnot, 1830
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Pahina 291 - THIS BOOK. FORMS PART OF THE ORIGINAL LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BOUGHT IN EUROPE 1838 TO 1839 BY ASA CRAY a, >^ ^f-, LITERARY REMAINS OF TUB LATE WILLIAM HAZLITT.
Pahina 69 - And there are some facts which might, if freely considered, suffice to put middle age in a very different point of view from that in which it is usually seen.
Pahina 46 - The country-clergyman was a no less miserable imitation of Odoardo. Be that as it may, I succeeded in persuading our company to perform my drama, and Wolf, the deceased chapel-master, was so obliging as to compose a very fine Adagio for it. This was played while the hero of the piece was at his prayers, and was by far the best thing in the whole performance. I myself personated the Prince; but alas! when at last I ought to have been shot, the pistol missed fire. Against this emergency, however, my...
Pahina 56 - It is however, alas ! but too certain, that policy has often engaged even maternal tenderness in its interest, and those tears might not improbably be artificially shed by Maria Feodorowna, from hatred to the usurper, and a desire of revenging herself by contributing in any way to his downfall. Be this as it may, I did not like, in my capacity of tragedian, to produce an impostor as the hero of my piece, and accordingly I supported his being really the dethroned prince. When my drama was completed,...
Pahina 44 - Duisburgh, was the exact counterpart of ' Sophy's Journey from Memel to Saxony.' No more than four sheets of this were ever completed. Two other productions I did finish, but only to receive two new mortifications. The first was a comedy called ' The Ring ; or, Avarice is the Root of all Evil;' founded, as usual, upon an old and worn out story. A young woman, supposed to be dead, was, by the desire of her lover, buried with a valuable ring he had presented to her, upon her finger, which, in the night,...
Pahina 55 - ... sufficient to give an idea of their general mediocrity. The receipts of the house were very small, and the whole institution was on the point of falling to the ground, when the intriguing Fiala applied to general Bawr, intreating him, as a German, to take it under his protection, and to use his influence with the Czarina for procuring its enrollment among her imperial theatres. This was accordingly done ; Bawr undertook the direction himself, and from that moment I was restored to my own element....
Pahina 164 - Thdatre de Monsieur, in which there is little remarkable either as to its exterior or interior. The performances were, ' The Trial of Socrates,' and ' The Universal History.' Oh mighty Socrates ! how was thy memory degraded ! Had Mendelsohn been among the audience, he must either have laughed or fretted himself to death. The mild philosopher mouthed, sawed the air with his hands, reviled his judges, uttered the grossest impertinences with the grossest audacity, was inconceivably vain, scoffed at...
Pahina 22 - I have painted in the most vivid colours all I had seen, in hopes to make others feel it as I did, but I was only convinced of the impotence of words to accomplish my aim. I neither knew where to begin nor to end. I would have asked no greater blessing of fate, than to grant that I might be present every night at such a performance.
Pahina 38 - ... in these departments, and that before France shall again produce such historians and philosophers as have been nurtured in her bosom, we may boast more than one Schiller in the former line, more than one Garve in the latter. Italian I learned of signor Valenti, and under his tuition first became acquainted with Ariosto. Nor did my love for the drama remain entirely without gratification at Jena. At the time of my arrival I found a private theatre just instituted among the students there, and...
Pahina 47 - aulic counsellor,' a mere title of honour, conferred very lavishly in Germany.' — TruNs dagger ; but I was so eager to die, that I fell at sight of the pistol before I had time to perceive the disaster. The hero, however, threw himself upon...

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