Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, Esq: Principally Compiled from His Own Papers and Memorandums, Volume 2

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Lackington, Allen, and Company, 1799 - Actors
 

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Page 39 - Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful jollity, Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles, Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's cheek, And love to live in dimple sleek : Sport that wrinkled Care derides, And Laughter holding both his sides.
Page 45 - Number of performers about sixteen or eighteen. The person who provides the Cloaths and Scenes is deemed the Master of the Company, who makes all contracts for rents, etc., and is responsible for all expenses and contingencies of every kind, incidental to the...
Page 269 - ... that shameful scene of Epilepsy in the fourth Act, which instead of being applauded ought to have been exploded with indignation and contempt for his impudence in the first place...
Page 275 - Actrefles, and fucceeded. Nor was the " traducement of the living fame of male and " female, of every age and rank upon the...
Page 238 - Every man that is at the Playhouse, has a right to express his approbation or disapprobation instantaneously, according as he likes either the acting, or Piece — that is a right due to the Theatre — an unalterable right — they must have that...
Page 276 - Thus would he serve them up to ignorant people, who believed and wondered ; and to dependants and flatterers, who retailed the libellous anecdotes, invectives, and quaint conceits, and concluded that the art was never known but by the narrator, who, with an apparent modesty, and a concealed impudence, made himself the hero of the historical criticism.
Page 430 - Why, sir, my opinion is, that Mr. Palmer played the character of Shylock in one style. In this scene there was a sameness, in that scene a sameness, and in every scene a sameness : — it was all same ! same I same ! — no variation.
Page 287 - I asked the Deputy, why ? or by what right he deprived me of my copy ? For some time he would not assign any reason. I told him that I should resort to the laws of my country for redress ; upon which he replied, ' That / should but expose myself, and that they kept the copy by the usage of the office.

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