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" Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. "
A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands - Page 233
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

John Hawkins - 1787 - 634 pages
...before. ' Ah ! let not cenfure term our fate our choice, ' The ftage but echoes back the public voice ; 1 The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, , * For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe to live. f Then prompt no more the follies you decry, ' As tyrants doom their tools of guilt to die ; * 'Tis...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 642 pages
...Covent-gardcn ftage a winter or two before. 03 'Ah! ' Ah ! let not cenfure term our fate our choice, c The ftage but echoes back the public voice ; ' The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, c For we that live to pleafe, muft pleafe to live. ' Then prompt no more the lollies you decry, c As...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1796 - 476 pages
...chafe the new-blown bubble of the dav. Ah ! let not ctnfure term our fate our choice, he ft age but echoes back the public voice ; The Drama's laws the Drama's patrons give, For we that live to pícale, muft pícale to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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The Life of David Garrick, Volume 1

Arthur Murphy - 1801 - 544 pages
...viciffitudcs of tafte: With ev'ry meteor of caprice muft play, And chace the new blown bubble of the day. Ah T let not cenfure term our fate our choice, The ftage...The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we, who live to pleafe, muft pleafe to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 17

1804 - 452 pages
...mere rainbow; all its gaudy colours arise from reflection: or, as a modern bard more happily says, " The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give ; " For we that live to please, must please to live." Sraff'. Why then, after all, I find I am in a hobble. Foote. May be not;...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 238 pages
...And chase the new-blown bubbles of the day. Ah 1 let not censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. Then prompt no more the follies you descry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq: With a Collection of His Genuine Bon-mots ...

William Cook - 1805 - 238 pages
...rainbow — all its gaudy colours arise from reflection, or a« a modern bard more happily says — " The drama's laws— the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live." Scoff'. What then, after all, I find I am in a hobble. Foote. May be...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 350 pages
...bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the publick voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give. For we that live to please, must please to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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An essay on the character, immoral, and antichristian tendency of the stage

John Styles - 1806 - 156 pages
...refer are these; they are extracted from a prologue written by Johnson, and spoken by Garrick:— " The Drama's Laws, the Drama's Patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. ' * the pestilence into their neighbourhood, because it has not been universally...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 372 pages
...And chase the new blown bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give. For we that live to please, must please to live. Then prompt no more the follics you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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