Some Unpublished Correspondence of David Garrick, Volume 10

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1907 - Actors - 140 pages

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Page 59 - North ; the robbers shot at the postillion, and wounded the latter. In short, all the freebooters, that are not in India, have taken to the highway. The Ladies of the Bedchamber dare not go to the Queen at Kew in an evening. The lane between me and the Thames is the only safe road I know at present, for it is up to the middle of the horses in water.
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Page 99 - Countess; nor am I disposed to expose myself to the impertinences of that jackanapes Garrick, who lets nothing appear but his own wretched stuff, or that of creatures still duller, who suffer him to alter their pieces as he pleases.
Page 20 - Provided lastly, and it is hereby further declared and agreed by and between all the...
Page 22 - ... in witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.
Page 28 - It was the same quality in Preville which made Garrick say of him, ' his genius never appears to more advantage than when the author leaves him to shift for himself; it is thus Preville supplies the poet's deficiencies, and will throw a truth and brilliancy into his character which the author never imagined! It was this power which enabled Garrick to move the hearts of thousands in parts which, but for his genius, must have sent an audience to sleep, and which explains Goldsmith's meaning when he...
Page 19 - Provided also, and it is hereby further declared and agreed, by and between all the said parties to these presents, that...
Page 59 - Our roads are so infested by highwaymen, that it is dangerous stirring out almost by day. Lady Hertford was attacked on Hounslow Heath at three in the afternoon. Dr. Eliot was shot at three days ago, without having resisted ; and the day before yesterday, we were near losing our Prime Minister, Lord North ; the robbers shot at the postilion, and wounded the latter.
Page 74 - I can never cease to remember with affection and gratitude, so warm, steady, and disinterested a friend ; and I can most truly bear this testimony to his memory, that I never witnessed in any family more decorum, propriety, and regularity than in his : where I never saw a card, or ever met (except in one instance) a person of his own profession at his table : of which Mrs.
Page 18 - ... thereof, to and for his and their own use and benefit : and from and after the decease of the said...

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