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He would begin thus : “ Why , sir , as to the good or evil of card - playing — " “
Now , ” said Garrick , " he is thinking which side he shall take . ” He appeared to
have a pleasure in contradiction , especially when any opinion whatever was ...
I mentioned my having that morning introduced to Mr . Garrick , count Neni , a
Flemish nobleman of great rank and fortune , to whom Garrick talked of Abel
Drugger as a small part ; and related , with pleasant vanity , that a Frenchman ,
who had ...
Garrick , ” he observed , “ does not play the part of Archer in the Beaux Stratagem
well . The gentleman should break out through the footman , which is not the
case as he does it . ” “ Where there is no education , as in savage countries , men
Garrick is under many restraints from which Foote is free . ” WILKES . “ Garrick ' s
wit is more like lord Chesterfield ' s . ” Johnson . “ The first time I was in company
with Foote was at Fitzherbert ' s . Having no good opinion of the fellow , I was ...
I knew that Johnson would let nobody attack Garrick but himself , as Garrick once
said to me , and I had heard him praise his liberality ; so to bring out his
commendation of his celebrated pupil , I said , loudly , “ I have heard Garrick is
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