Occasional Addresses Volume 12

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byLaurence Hutton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...Oh, may the beam thus snatched from early night A beacon serve from superstition's night! From thoughts thus sacred to the " march of mind" We homeward turn, and leave an age behind Where erst arose the humble roof, and where The words of genius wasted on the air, Now stands the temple of the drama's cause--Where tyrants tremble, and where bigots pause; Here, nursed in friendship, Forrest gained a name High in the niche of histrionic fame, And all that cheered him, in his lone career, 'T was thine to give--his nature to revere. Thus by thy aim--and long may Duffy prove That sterling talent merits public love. Friends of the drama, in a scene like this, Where patrons smile, all language proves amiss, Save the high tones that gratitude imparts--The words of friendship gushing from our hearts. To female beauty, as the brightest gem That throws its light o'er woman's diadem--We proffer virtue--as the choicest part Of modern drama in the human heart. We proffer friendship as a kind behest, To warm the feelings of the human breast. We proffer love--nay, ladies, do not start, 'T is but the offering of a grateful heart, Too full to give the sentiment its due, When all its magic beams, at once, from you. AN ADDRESS. Tnly, Written by Mr. EdwardJohnson. Spoken by Mr. o J. M. Field, at the opening of the New St. l837-Louis Theater. WHEN Freedom's flag was wide o'er Greece un-furl'd, And Delphi was the center of the world, The Drama first uprear'd the rustic stage, To smooth the manners and instruct the age; And though hoar Time has sped with ceaseless flight, And crush'd the splendors of that age of light--Though the famed monuments of that bless'd day Have fallen to earth, and moldeiM in decay--Though, vision-like, two thousand years have roll'd, And Greece ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...Oh, may the beam thus snatched from early night A beacon serve from superstition's night! From thoughts thus sacred to the " mar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021752155X

ISBN - 13:9780217521550

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