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Дэвид Гаррик

Дата рождения: 19. Февраль 1717
Дата смерти: 20. Январь 1779

Дэвид Гаррик — английский актёр, драматург, директор театра Друри-Лейн.

Фото: Angelica Kauffman / Public domain

Цитаты Дэвид Гаррик

„Are these the choice dishes the Doctor has sent us?
Is this the great poet whose works so content us?
This Goldsmith’s fine feast, who has written fine books?
Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks?“

—  David Garrick

Epigram on Goldsmith’s Retaliation. Vol. ii. p. 157. Compare: "God sendeth and giveth both mouth and the meat", Thomas Tusser, A Hundred Points of Good Husbandry (1557); "God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks", John Taylor, Works, vol. ii. p. 85 (1630).

„I am disappointed by that stroke of death that has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.“

—  David Garrick

Samuel Johnson; carved on Garrick's memorial in Lichfield Cathedral http://www.britannica.com/shakespeare/article-2605
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„Their cause I plead,—plead it in heart and mind;
A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.“

—  David Garrick

Prologue on Quitting the Stage in 1776. Compare: "I would help others, out of a fellow-feeling", Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy. Democritus to the Reader.

„Let others hail the rising sun:
I bow to that whose course is run.“

—  David Garrick

On the Death of Mr. Pelham. Compare: "Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun", Plutarch, Life of Pompey.

„Heart of oak are our ships,
Heart of oak are our men;
We always are ready.“

—  David Garrick

Hearts of Oak. Compare: "Our ships were British oak, And hearts of oak our men", S. J. Arnold, Death of Nelson.

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