Shifting Scenes in Theatrical Life

Paperback | May 10, 2012

byMrs. Eliza Winstanley

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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. 1864 Excerpt: ..."Joe!" " Yes, ma'am." "An ounce of the best' Prince's mixture,'" said she, laying down her snuff-box, "and tell the man not to give short weight." " Yes, ma'am,"--and the lad shot out of the room with his string of messages. " Well, now!" resumed the manageress, adjusting her spectacles and turning to Julius and Emma--" well, now! I'm glad to see you all; take chairs if you can find them--it costs nothing to sit, I believe. Ugh! that Joe has left the door open. Thank you, little miss," added she, as Clotilda closed the door; " I like to see young people sharp and attentive; you'll be sure to get on in your profession with those requisites. Have you a pinch of snuff, Mr. 1 that lad will be all day, I think." Julius informed Mrs. Godfrey that he did not take snuff. " So these two lasses are your daughters," said she, fidgetting with her bonnet. " Humph! fine girls--very fine girls! I hope they've decent feet and ankles; remember the short petticoats and all that sort of thing." Emma laughed, and replied that she did not think Mrs. Godfrey needed to be under any apprehension in that respect. " I've been taken in so dreadfully," said Mrs. Godfrey, in a serious tone: " I've had lots of actresses and ballet-girls with pretty faces and no calves--no calves whatever, and too much ankle." " 'Rina thrust her handkerchief into her mouth, to stifle her laughter; while Clo's eyes winked and blinked with a droll expression of quiet merriment. The call-boy brought the snuff, and carried away a fresh string of messages. "I may count upon the flying fairies?" resumed the manageress, taking snuff extensively. Emma exchanged looks with her hus...

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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. 1864 Excerpt: ..."Joe!" " Yes, ma'am." "An ounce of the best' Prince's mixture,'" said she, laying down her snuff-box, "and tell the man not to g...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217047793

ISBN - 13:9780217047791

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