Дэвид Гаррик цитаты
Дата рождения: 19. Февраль 1717
Дата смерти: 20. Январь 1779
Дэвид Гаррик — английский актёр, драматург, директор театра Друри-Лейн.
Цитаты Дэвид Гаррик
Hearts of Oak. Compare: "Our ships were British oak, And hearts of oak our men", S. J. Arnold, Death of Nelson.
Prologue to Crisp’s Tragedy of Virginia.
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.
On the Death of Mr. Pelham. Compare: "Pompey bade Sylla recollect that more worshipped the rising than the setting sun", Plutarch, Life of Pompey.
„Here lies James Quinn. Deign, reader, to be taught,
Whate’er thy strength of body, force of thought,
In Nature’s happiest mould however cast,
To this complexion thou must come at last.“
Epitaph on Quinn. Murphy’s Life of Garrick. Vol. ii. p. 38.
„I am disappointed by that stroke of death that has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.“
Samuel Johnson; carved on Garrick's memorial in Lichfield Cathedral http://www.britannica.com/shakespeare/article-2605
„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?“
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).
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