Memoirs of a Manager: Or, Life's Stage with New Scenery, Volume 2

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W. Bragg, 1830

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Page 13 - There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of poor Jack!
Page 144 - I doubt not but there is some truth in that rant of a mad poet, that there is a pleasure in being mad, which none but madmen know.
Page 107 - Mr. Whiteley had the address to get the public to build theatres for him, and left them under his own direction. Now I have not been blessed with such powers of persuasion: I have all my life been so dull as to build theatres for myself; Mr. Whiteley's plan was much the...
Page 97 - King, are pretty sure of seeing something of Mr. King's manner, whenever they see Sir Peter Teazle on the stage : it is much the same with all other parts we see done. The authors draw the outlines, and form the leading characteristics ; but the peculiar, and personal qualities of the original performer go down to posterity, as a necessary and absolute portion of the said character.
Page 174 - A story told by Mr. Henry Lee about Incledon is worth recording. " I had engaged him for Barnstaple for the third time, and told him that I had discovered the house where Gay was born, and I had, or was about to have, the chair in which Gay sat when he wrote many of his works. One night, or rather morning, on going homeward, Charles wanted to again look at the house where ' Jacky Gay ' was born ; he sent a boy to fetch a chair, which he pretended was Gay's chair ; in it he sat, and sang several songs...
Page 54 - They soon began to be verj annoying to the most respectable ladies and gentlemen in the boxes and other parts of the house : when silenced by the plaudits bestowed on the actors, by those who came to be entertained with the play, they...
Page 133 - I oft found both : 1 urge this childhood proof, Because what follows is pure innocence. I owe you much ; and, like a wilful youth, That which I owe is lost: but if you please To shoot another arrow that self way...
Page 53 - But I will do him the justice to say that he never budged an inch. ' "Come and see how it was done," I said, and led the way back to the chancel rail.
Page 101 - French people have honored themselves by freely calling him forward as their legitimate, and most illustrious sovereign ! and it is to be hoped that the whole of Europe, will soon...

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