The Life And Times Of Frederick Reynolds (volume 1)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFrederick Reynolds

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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. 1826. Excerpt: ... 166 CHAPTER VIII. THE DRAMA. "E'en all mankind to some lov'd ills incline; Great men choose greater sins,--ambition's mine!" HiriiAHli nit. Tumi' 1 Repeat, that not being a critic myself, but rather the cause of criticism in others, I shall not now attempt to offer a full, true and particular account of the first appearance of Holman, in Romeo, October 26th, 1784; nor, of Pope, on the 5th of January, in the following year. Miss Brunton, and Mrs. Jordan likewise commenced their theatrical career in the ensuing October; but, I shall also omit all description of them; particularly, as a critical examination of the merits, and demerits of these performers, has been so ably executed in the Life of John Kemble, by my friend Boaden, a gentleman, who, as Addison says of Horace, "shows that candour which distinguishes a critic from a caviller." I will, however, dwell for a moment on a last appearance which I witnessed, namely, that of Mrs. Bellamy; who took her leave of the stage, May the 24th, 1785. On this occasion, Mrs. Yates, who had retired from the profession, performed the part of the Duchess of Braganza, and Miss Farren, the present Countess of Derby, spoke an address, which concluded with the following couplet:--"But see, oppress'd with gratitude and tears, To pay her duteous tribute, she appears." The curtain then ascended, and Mrs. Bellamy being discovered, the whole house immediately arose, to mark their favourable inclinations towards her, and from anxiety to obtain a view of this once celebrated actress, and, in consequence of the publication of her life, then celebrated authoress. She was seated in an arm chair, from which she in vain attempted to rise, so completely was she subdued by her feelings. She, however, succeeded in muttering a few words, ...

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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. 1826. Excerpt: ... 166 CHAPTER VIII. THE DRAMA. "E'en all mankind to some lov'd ills incline; Great men choose greater sins,--ambition's mine!" H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217124372

ISBN - 13:9780217124379

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