Zoraida: a Tragedy: As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. To which is Added a Postscript, Containing Observations on Tragedy

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W. Richardson, 1780 - 104

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Strona 90 - Impiger, iracundus, inexorabilis, acer, Jura neget sibi nata, nihil non arroget armis ; Sit Medea ferox invictaque, flebilis Ino, Perfidus Ixion, lo vaga, tristis Orestes.
Strona 86 - Whatever is great, desirable, or tremendous, is comprised in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence cannot be exalted ; Infinity cannot be amplified; Perfection cannot be improved.
Strona 103 - ... the other. So, during the growth of letters in any state, when a sublimity of sentiment and strength of expression make, as under those circumstances they always will, the characteristic of the times, the critic, disgusted with the rude workings of nature, affects to admire only the nicer finishings and proportions of art. When, let but the growing experience of a few years refine and perfect the public taste, and what was before traduced as roughness and barbarity, becomes at once nerves, dignity,...
Strona 89 - Intererit multum Divufne loquatur, an Heros ; Maturufne fenex, an adhuc florente juventa Fervidus; et matrona potens, an fedula nutrix; Mercatorne vagus, cultorne virentis agelli; Colchus...
Strona 70 - Ire poeta $ ° meum qui pe£his inaniter angit, Irritat, mulcet, falfis terroribus implet, Ut magus ; et modo me Thebis, modo ponit Athenis.
Strona 28 - That bloom fpontaneous on its velvet brink Imbibe eternity of youth ; or laid On beds of flow'rs where odoriferous winds Breathe heav'nly fragrance, drain the...
Strona 39 - Thou need'ft not tell me that the foldiers phrenzy Still mocks reftraint, and clamours for my life Thy weeping eyes my deftiny reveal.
Strona 100 - thefe is the poetry ; and a juft reprefentation, in a great meafure,
Strona 81 - ... only holds up a truer mirror of life (the great duty of the drama) but has the additional advantage of exciting terror, anJ pity, in a fnf erior degree.

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