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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Stage (See Acting)
 
  The stage  *  *  *  is the mirror of human life.
William Winter.    
  1
        The world’s a theatre, the earth a stage
Which God and nature do with actors fill.
T. Heywood.    
  2
                    All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
Shakespeare.    
  3
        The stage I chose—a subject fair and free—
’Tis yours—’tis mine—’tis public property.
All common exhibitions open lie,
For praise or censure, to the common eye.
Hence are a thousand hackney writers fed;
Hence monthly critics earn their daily bread.
This is a general tax which all must pay,
From those who scribble, down to those who play.
Churchill.    
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