Speeches of the Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: (Several Corrected by Himself)

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P. Martin, 1816 - Great Britain
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Page xxvi - No holy seer of religion, no statesman, no orator, no man of any literary description whatever, has come up, in the one instance, to the pure sentiments of morality ; or. in the other, to that variety of knowledge, force of imagination, propriety and vivacity...
Page lxi - When the loud cry of trampled Hindostan Arose to Heaven in her appeal from man, His was the thunder, his the avenging rod, The wrath — the delegated voice of God ! Which shook the nations through his lips, and blazed...
Page lix - Was this, then, the fate of that high-gifted man, The pride of the palace, the bower, and the hall — The orator, dramatist, minstrel, — who ran Through each mode of the lyre, and was master of all.
Page 371 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, that he will be graciously pleased to give directions that a monument be erected in the Cathedral Church of ST.
Page xxvi - ... other, to that variety of knowledge, force of imagination, propriety and vivacity of allusion, beauty and elegance of diction, strength and copiousness of style, pathos and sublimity of conception, to which we have this day listened with ardour and admiration.
Page lx - Whose eloquence—bright'ning whatever it tried, " Whether reason or fancy, the gay or the grave,— Was as rapid, as deep, and as brilliant a tide, " As ever bore Freedom aloft on its...
Page 330 - I would not have a Slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me when I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews, bought and sold, have ever earned!
Page 218 - I do not like thee, Dr Fell. The reason why I cannot tell, But this I know, I know full well, I do not like thee, Dr Fell.
Page lvi - Th' expressive glance, whose subtle comment draws Entranced attention, and a mute applause ; Gesture that marks, with force and feeling fraught, A sense in silence, and a will in thought ; Harmonious speech, whose pure and liquid tone Gives verse a music, scarce confess'd its own ; As light from gems assumes a brighter ray, And clothed with orient hues, transcends the day ! Passion's wild break, and frowns that awe the sense, And every charm of gentler eloquence — All perishable ! like th...
Page lv - E'en beauty's portrait wears a softer prime, Touched by the tender hand of mellowing time. The patient sculptor owns an humbler part, A ruder toil, and more mechanic art; Content with slow and timorous stroke to trace The lingering line, and mould the tardy grace...

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