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" ... before his time; and yet his general excellence may be comprehended in one article, viz. a plain and palpable simplicity of nature, which was so utterly his own, that he was often as unaccountably diverting in his common speech, as on the stage. I... "
Autobiography, a Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing Lives Ever ... - Page 87
1826
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of ...

English drama - 1740 - 346 pages
...diverting in his common Speech, as on the Stage. I faw him once, giving an Account of fome Tabletalk, to another Actor behind the Scenes, which, a Man of Quality accidentally liftening to, was fo deceived by his Manner, that he ask'd him. if that was a new Play, he was rehearfing?...
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The History of the Stage: In which is Included, the Theatrical Characters of ...

Colley Cibber - Theater - 1742 - 230 pages
...diverting in his com-' tnon fpeech, as on the Stage. I faw him once, giving an Account of fome Table-talk, to another Actor behind the Scenes, which a Man of Quality accidentally liftening to, was Ib deceived by his Manner, thafc he ask'd him, if that was a new Play, he was reheafing...
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An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1750 - 555 pages
...unaccountablydiverting in his common Speech, as on the Stage. I faw him once, giving an Account of fome Tabletalk, to another Actor behind the Scenes, which, a Man of Quality accidentally liftening to, was fo deceived by his Manner, that he ask'd him, if that was a new Play, he was rehearfing...
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The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 1

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Antiques & Collectibles - 1820
...scenes, which, a man of quality accidentally listening to, was so deceived by his manner, that he ask'd him, if that was a new play he was rehearsing ? It...be caught by any one of his successors. Leigh and Underhil have been well copied, tho' not equalled by others. But not all the inimical skill of Estcourt...
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The Literary and Scientific Repository, and Critical Review, Volume 1

Charles Kitchell Gardner - 1820
...diverting in his common speech, as on the stage. I saw him once, giving an account of some table-talk, to another actor behind the scenes, which, a man of...listening to, was so deceived by his manner, that he ask'd him, if that was a new play he was rehearsing ? ' It seems almost amazing, that this simplicity,...
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The Retrospective Review

Henry Southern - Books - 1820
...diverting in his common speech, as on the stage. I saw him once, giving an account of some table-talk, to another actor behind the scenes, which, a man of...listening to; was so deceived by his manner, that he ask'd him, if that was a new play he was rehearsing? It seems almost amazing, that this simplicity,...
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Sommerset house gazette, and literary museum; or: Weekly ..., Volume 1

Art - 1824
...diverting in his common speech, as on the stage. 1 saw him once giving an account of some table-talk to another actor behind the scenes, which, a man of...seems almost amazing that this simplicity, so easy to Nohes, should nevei he caught by any one of his successors. Leigh anc Underhil have been well copied,...
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The Retrospective Review

Books - 1820
...diverting in his common speech, as on the stage. I saw him once, giving an account of some table-talk, to another actor behind the scenes, which, a man of...listening to, was so deceived by his manner, that he ask'd him, if that was a new play he was rehearsing ? It seems almost amazing, that this simplicity,...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of T. Noon Talfourd, Author of "Ion".

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - English literature - 1842 - 354 pages
...diverting in his common speech, as on the stage. I saw him once, giving an account of some table-talk, to another actor behind the scenes, which, a man of...be caught by any one of his successors. Leigh and Underhil have been well copied, though not equalled by others. But not all the mimical skill of Estcourt...
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Critical and miscellaneous writings of T. Noon Talfourd

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - English literature - 1846 - 172 pages
...diverting in his common speech as on the stage. I saw him once, giving an account of some table-talk, to another actor behind the scenes, which a man of...simplicity, so easy to Nokes, should never be caught, by any oneof his successors. Leigh andUnderhil have been well copied, though not equalled by others. But not...
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