A Collection of Farces and Other After-pieces, which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden and Hay-Market: Printed Under the Authority of the Managers from the Prompt Book, Volume 3

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Mrs. Inchbald
Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809 - English drama
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Page 223 - Then for the performance. Mr. Dodd was astonishingly great in the character of Sir Harry. That universal and judicious actor, Mr. Palmer, perhaps never appeared to more advantage than in the Colonel ; but it is not in the power of language to do justice to Mr. King; indeed he more than merited those repeated bursts of applause which he drew from a most brilliant and judicious audience. As to the scenery, the miraculous powers of Mr.
Page 249 - Puff. Why, by that shake of the head, he gave you to understand that even though they had more justice in their cause, and wisdom in their measures — yet, if there was not a greater spirit shown on the part of the people, the country would at last fall a sacrifice to the hostile ambition of the Spanish monarchy.
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Page 213 - Or, if I made any objection, I am sure it was to nothing in the piece; but that I was afraid it was on the whole, a little too long.
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Page 211 - Why, sir, for aught I know, he might take out some of the best things in my tragedy, and put them into his own comedy.
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