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Página 61 - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Página 154 - I know there is nothing in them: not that it was the ghost that surprized me, neither; for I should have known that to have been only a man in a strange dress; but when I saw the little man so frightened himself, it was that which took hold of me.
Página 155 - Partridge sat in fearful expectation of this; and now, when the ghost made his next appearance, Partridge cried out, " There, sir, now! what say you now? Is he frightened now, or no? As much frightened as you think me, — and to be sure, nobody can help some fears. I would not be in so bad a condition as what 's his name, — Squire Hamlet, — is there, for all the world.
Página 157 - Partridge, with a contemptuous sneer ; ' why, I could act as well as he myself. I am sure if I had seen a ghost, I should have looked in the very same manner, and done just as he did. And then, to be sure, in that scene, as you called it, between him and his mother, where you told me he acted so fine, why, Lord help me, any man, that is any good man, that had such a mother, would have done exactly the same. I know you are only joking with me ; but, indeed, madam, though I was never at a play in London,...
Página 47 - THERE are a set of religious, or rather moral writers, who teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery, in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
Página 153 - As soon as the play, which was Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, began, Partridge was all attention, nor did he break silence till the entrance of the ghost ; upon which he asked Jones, " What man that was in the strange dress ; something," said he, " like what I have seen in a picture.
Página 155 - Jones, that he was really frightened ? — -Nay, sir, said Partridge, did not you yourself observe afterwards, when he found it was his own father's spirit, and how he was murdered in the garden, how his fear forsook him by degrees, and he was struck dumb with sorrow as it were, just as I should have been, had it been my own case?
Página 154 - Whatever happens it is good enough for you. Follow you? I'd follow the devil as soon. Nay, perhaps it is. the devil — for they say he can put on what likeness he pleases. Oh ! here he is again. No farther! No, you have gone far enough already; farther than I'd have gone for all the king's dominions.
Página 155 - During the second act, Partridge made very few remarks. He greatly admired the fineness of the dresses; nor could he help observing upon the king's countenance. Well, said he, how people may be deceived by faces ! Nulla fides fronti, is, I find, a true saying.