Famous American Actors of To-day, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Frederic Edward McKay, Charles Edgar Louis Wingate
T. Y. Crowell, 1896 - Actors
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Page 174 - none knew himself better—that he could declare with Adam in " As You Like It," • ** In my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood, Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly ! " This frequent and favorite quotation, with its significantly omitted lines, ought to form part of his epitaph when a monument is erected to his memory.
Page 164 - Although I joy in thec, I have no joy of this contract to-night ; It is too rash, too unadvis'd, too sudden ; Too like the lightning, which
Page 82 - that flowers breathe, the thrilling choir of the woodland minstrels, to which the modest brook trickles applause ; these, swelling out the sweetest chord of sweet creation's matins, seem to pour some soft and merry tale into the daylight's ear, as if the waking world had dreamed a happy thing, and now smiled o'er the telling of it.'
Page 40 - in its knowledge of men, and in its own duplicity as a necessary implement of statecraft —with which, questioning Joseph concerning Huguet's fidelity, he says,— "Think —• we hanged his father ! Trash! favors past — that's nothing. In his hours Of confidence with you has he named the favors To come, he counts on
Page 40 - If I live long enough —ay, mark my words — If I live long enough, you'll be a colonel," he adds, half under his breath, slowly, in a ruminating tone as if expressing a confidential afterthought, yet
Page 40 - Colonel and nobleman ! My bashful Huguet ! that can never be ! We have him not the less — we'll promise it — And see the king withholds; " the exquisite finesse and perfect ease with which, after frankly holding out the bait of a colonelcy to Huguet, in the words, — " If I live long enough —ay, mark my words — If I live long enough,
Page 40 - that's nothing. In his hours Of confidence with you has he named the favors To come, he counts on ? Colonel and nobleman
Page 83 - of it is in the nature of an autopsy. Its most notable quality was its gayety — its fine animal spirits. It was merry and clean.
Page 178 - My humble efforts have never gained for me any of the great prizes of my profession until now; but, failing to reach the summit of Parnassus, it is something to have found so snug a nook in the mountain-side.
Page 131 - head-dresses which generally so disfigure ladies on the stage, she looks many years younger than she is. She plays Mrs. Malaprop gloriously, making her ludicrous verbal blunders with the most sublime unconsciousness, and embodying the part as she alone can do it. Her playing of this part in recent years, with Joseph Jefferson and

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