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" Nor could it be expected that Betterton himself, at past seventy, could retain his former Force, and Spirit; though he was yet far distant from any Competitor. Thus then were these Remains of the best Set of Actors, that I believe were ever known, at... "
An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of the ... - Page 262
by Colley Cibber - 1750 - 555 pages
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of ...

English drama - 1740 - 346 pages
...Spirit ; though he was yet far diftant from any Competitor. Thus then were thefe Remains of thebeft Set of Actors, that I believe were ever known, at...England, by Time, Death, and the Satiety of their Hearers moulding to decay. , It was, now, the Town-talk, that nothing but a Union of the two Companies, could...
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber: Comedian and Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1822 - 514 pages
...spirit, though he was yet far distant from any competitor. Thus, then, were these remains of the best set of actors that, I believe, were ever known, at...by time, death, and the satiety of their hearers, mouldering to decay. It was now the town-talk that nothing but a union of the two companies could recover...
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Autobiography, a Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 1

Literary Criticism - 1826
...spirit, though he was yet far distant from any competitor. Tims then were these remains of the best set of actors that I believe were ever known at once...by time, death, and the satiety of their hearers, moulderingto decay. It was now the town talk that nothing but a union of the two companies could recover...
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Life of William Congreve

Edmund Gosse, John Parker Anderson - CONGREVE, WILLIAM,1670-1729 - 1888 - 192 pages
...generation of actors. As Colley Gibber rather pathetically says, in 1706 " these remains of the best set of actors, that I believe were ever known at once...by time, death, and the satiety of their hearers, had mouldered to decay." In April Congreve writes that there is to be a union of the two houses. Nothing...
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Echoes of the Playhouse: Reminiscences of Some Past Glories of the English Stage

Edward Robins - Actors - 1895 - 331 pages
...spirit, though he was yet far distant from any competitor. Thus, then, were these remains of the best set of actors that I believe were ever known, at once...the satiety of their hearers, mould'ring to decay." Like equally sanguine managers of later years Congreve and Sir John gave up their new venture as soon...
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An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber: With an Historical View of the ...

Colley Cibber - Performing Arts - 2000 - 372 pages
...Spirit; though he was yet far distant from any Competitor. Thus then were these Remains of the best Set of Actors, that I believe were ever known, at...Reputation, which Opinion was certainly true: One could have thought too, that the Patentee of Drury-Lane could not have fail'd to close with it, he...
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