The Life And Adventures Of Peg Woffington Volume 2 by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy

The Life And Adventures Of Peg Woffington Volume 2

byJoseph Fitzgerald Molloy

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Street,' and was speedily admitted to the presence of the great actor, who addressed him as ' young gentleman,' told him he had determined to put him on the books at thirty shillings a week for the ensuing season, and requested a repetition of his imitation of Mr. Foote. From this the ingenious youth, who was nattered by the famous actor's attention, proceeded to give a representation of Peg Woffing-ton as Lady Macbeth; for being a clever young gentleman, and knowing the terms on which Garrick had parted with that lady, he had no doubt his efforts in this direction would afford a satisfaction exceeding that enjoyed even by his mimicry of Foote. Indeed, so vastly enterMIMICKING PEG WOFFINGTON. 179 tained was Garvick by the lad's imitation of the woman he had once loved, and so boisterous was his laughter, that Wilkinson was obliged to stop. ' I thought it very comical,' he writes, ' and that the joke might not be lost, I laughed too; but, on the merriment ceasing, I perceived a concealed third laughter, which greatly puzzled me, when on a sudden a green cloth double door flew open, which I found led to a little breakfast parlour, and discovered a most elegant lady, no less a personage than Mrs. Garrick, who had, it seems, been purposely posted there for her secret opinion of my imitations. Mrs. Garrick apologised for her rudeness and intrusion, confessed she had taken possession of that snug spot unobserved at the desire of Mr. Garrick, as from his account of my imitations she expected to be much gratified; but when «he heard the tones of Mrs. Woffington, the ridicule was so strongly pointed that it was not in her power to refrain from laughter by the pleasure and great satisfaction she had received.' Tate Wilkinson was delighted by the...

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Title:The Life And Adventures Of Peg Woffington Volume 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217592449

ISBN - 13:9780217592444

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