The Days of His Vanity by Sydney GrundyThe Days of His Vanity by Sydney Grundy

The Days of His Vanity

bySydney Grundy

Paperback | May 19, 2012

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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. 1876 Excerpt: ...Mr. Tempest. What's your liquor?" Whiskey turned out to be Mr. Tempest's liquor. Mr. Cooke, who was now thoroughly awake, professed that whiskey was his taste as well, and Mr. Potts was easily persuaded to confess to a similar partiality. Three tumblers speedily appeared, and the hospitable lessee paid for them, cheerfully. Alas for human frailty! here was the virtuous Ernest, scarcely in the judgmentseat, allowing himself to be corrupted already. The conversation, naturally, took a somewhat theatrical turn. What is called a "revival" of Hamlet was then taking place, and some dispute arose as to the amount of merit due to the Ophelia of the occasion. It turned out, of course, that each man had his own idea of Ophelia, and that each one kept before his mind his favourite representative of that unfortunate young lady. "What do you say, Rogers V at last asked the manager of a tall, dark man--a noted critic--who had so far been a silent listener; and whose opinion,when expressed, carried the greater weight, from the reserve which he maintained respecting it. The critic did not at once answer; for he was one of those few men who do not scatter their opinions broadcast, but regarded passing judgment upon anything as being a matter of some consequence, and worth reflection. But at. last, he said,--"It is quite possible that you may all of you be right. Ophelia is not a picture, but a sketch; and if the actress who performs the part does nothing inconsistent with the text, she is not limited to any special style." But it was pointed out, that one way must be better than another; and which, in his opinion, was the best of all? "Well," said the critic, "I suppose you. none of you remember Helen Douglas V Mr. Cooke professe...
Title:The Days of His VanityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217894461

ISBN - 13:9780217894463