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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 728 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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The Dramatic Works of George Colman the Younger: With an Original Life of ...

George Colman - 1827 - 298 pages
...genins , and the ultimate debasement of the drama. Thus it has been well observed by Johnson " The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For those that live to please, must please to live. JWL JOHN BULL, or. THE ENGLISHMAN'S FIRESIDE; A COMEDY,...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed ...

1828 - 346 pages
...and oaths bring up the rear/* what have the softer sex to do, but to suit the action to ihc word t " The drama's laws the drama's patrons give ; For we, that live to please, must please to live." To be decent is well enough, to be " hey randy dandy O!" is better, to...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - 1830 - 844 pages
...chase the new-blown bubble of the day. Ah ! let not term our fate our choice, The stage d pleasure. On Scottish Music. — From t" and are never intrusive. All bear evidence of a kind please, must please to live. Then prompt no more the follies yon ', As tyrants doom their tools...
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Miscellaneous Essays

Mathew Carey - 1830 - 480 pages
...this idea in the strongest point of light. " 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 thote who live to please, must please to live." And therefore, if Romeo and Juliet, the Clandestine...
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The works of Samuel Foote, esq., with remarks on each play and an ..., Volume 1

Samuel Foote - 1830 - 426 pages
...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." Scaff. What then, after all, I find I am in a hobble. Foote. May be not—...
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Festivals, Games, and Amusements, Ancient and Modern

Horace Smith - 1831 - 406 pages
...And chase the new•blown bubbles of the d&y. Ah! let not censure term our fate nur 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 decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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Festivals, Games & Amusements, Ancient & Modern

Horace Smith - 1831 - 372 pages
...ucw-blown bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes bach 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 decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1831 - 858 pages
...bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public's voice ; The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please must please to live. Were I to venture on a parody, I might convert Dr. Johnson's acknowledgment...
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Festivals, Games & Amusements, Ancient & Modern

Horace Smith - 1831 - 386 pages
...day. AbJ let not censure term our fate our choice, • The stage but echoes back the public voice.;^ f 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 tool...
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