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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 Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837 - 448 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 follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837 - 438 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 follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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The works of ... David M'Nicoll [ed.] by J. Dixon

David M'Nicoll - 1837 - 688 pages
...opening of Drury-Lane Theatre, in 1747:— " 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 still more striking, nay, shocking evidence of theatrical compromise,...
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The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 3

1826 - 674 pages
...higher than the public feeling goes readily along with. In this respect as well as others, " The stage but echoes back the public voice , • • The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, " For they who live to please must please to live." One set of writers, endeavouring to avoid Scylla, fell...
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The Theater

Samuel Gover Winchester - 1840 - 258 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 follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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The Stage: Both Before and Behind the Curtain: From "observations ..., Volume 2

Alfred Bunn - 1840 - 332 pages
...management of that eminent tra" gedian : " ' 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, And we who live to please must please to live.' " It remains for the lessee to add but one thing "...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 738 pages
...And chase the new-blown bubble of the day. Ah! let not censure term our fate our choice, The stage please, must please to lire. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 26

1847 - 368 pages
...new-blown bubbles of the day. Ah ! let no: censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes hack I he 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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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - 1852 - 438 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 folltfes you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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Rudiments of Public Speaking and Debate: Or, Hints on the Application of Logic

George Jacob Holyoake - 1853 - 160 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 liv«. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools...
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