Life Of Mrs. Siddons (volume 2)

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byThomas Campbell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1834 Excerpt: ... Mrs. Siddons reads to the Royal Family at Windsor--Has her Likeness taken by the Painter Harlowe--Her Readings at the Argyle Rooms--Visits, by Invitation, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.--Her Tour to Paris--She visits the Louvre--Death of her Son Henry--Acts at Edinburgh for the benefit of his surviving Family--Re-appears on the Stage, by command of the Princess Charlotte--Her last Performance, for the benefit of Mr. Charles Kemble--Joins her Brother John, at Lausanne--Mrs. Garrick's Bequest to her--Mrs. Siddons's gratification at Fanny Kemble's performance--Her last Illness, Death, and Funeral--General Eulogium on her Character. CHAPTER XIII. Mrs. Siddons had not been many months retired from the stage when she received an invitation from the Royal Family to visit Windsor, an incident respecting which she sends the following account to her friend, Mrs. Fitz Hugh. "Westbourne; January 26, 1813. "I have been these three days meditating about writing you an account of my Windsor visit, which you have, no doubt, seen mentioned in the newspapers; but, whether occasioned by the fatigue of that visit, or from an habitual tendency, my head has been more heavy and painful since my return home than it has been for many months; but, though very far from well at present, I cannot resist the pleasure of telling you myself what I know you will be gratified to hear.--Take it thus verbatim. "On the 18th (I think it was) I was in the middle of dressing to go and dine with Mrs. Damer, when an especial messenger arrived in the dusk, with a letter from my old friend the Dowager Lady Stewart, to tell me that the Queen had ordered her to write and say, 'that her Majesty wished very much to hear me read, and desired to have an answer returned immediately to Carlton Hou...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1834 Excerpt: ... Mrs. Siddons reads to the Royal Family at Windsor--Has her Likeness taken by the Painter Harlowe--Her Readings at the Argyle Roo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217504302

ISBN - 13:9780217504300

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