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" I remember the ladies were then observed to be decently afraid of venturing bare-faced to a new comedy, till they had been assured they might do it, without the risk of an insult to their modesty : or, if their curiosity were too strong- for their patience,... "
all the year round - Page 344
by charles dickens - 1874
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of ...

English drama - 1740 - 346 pages
...' for their Patience, they took Care, at leaft, to fave Appearances, and rarely came upon the firft Days of Acting but in Masks, (then daily worn, and admitted in the Pit, the fide Boxes, and Gallery) which Cuftom however, had fo many ill Confequences attending it, that it has...
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The Life of Mr. James Quin, Comedian: With the History of the Stage from His ...

Theater - 1766 - 107 pages
...assured that they might do it without the risk of insult to their modesty ; or, if their curiosity were too strong for their patience, they took care at least to save appearances, and seldom came upon the first days of acting but in mask (then daily worn, and admitted in the pit, side-boxes...
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Anecdotes of the manners and customs of London from the Roman invasion to ...

James Peller Malcolm - Costume - 1811
...assured they might do it without the risque of an insult to their modesty ; or, if their curiosity were too strong for their patience, they took care at least...to save appearances, and rarely came upon the first day of acting but in masks (then daily worn, and admitted in the pit, the side-boxes, and gallery)...
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Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to ...

James Peller Malcolm - Costume - 1811
...for their patience, they took care at least to save appearances, and rarely came upon the first day of acting but in masks (then daily worn, and admitted in the pit, the side-boxes, and gallery) ; which custom, however, had so many ill consequences attending it, that it has been abolished these...
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber: Comedian and Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1822 - 514 pages
...assured they might do it, without the risk of an insult to their modesty : or, if their curiosity were too strong- for their patience, they took care, at...admitted in the pit, the side-boxes, and gallery) which custom, however, had so many ill consequences attending it, that it has been abolished these...
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Autobiography, a Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 1

Literary Criticism - 1826
...assured they might do it without the risk of an insult to their modesty; or if their curiosity were too strong for their patience, they took care at least...masks (then daily worn and admitted in the pit, the side boxes, and gallery ;) which custom however had so many ill consequences attending it, that it...
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A comparative view of the social life of England and France: from the ...

Mary Berry - England - 1828 - 462 pages
...until they were " assured they might do it without any risk of an insult to " their modesty ; or if their curiosity was too strong for their " patience,...care at least to save appearances, and " rarely came the first night but in masks, then daily " worn, and admitted into the pit and the side boxes and "...
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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Volume 1

Dr. Doran (John) - Theater - 1865
...they had been assured they might do it without insult to their modesty ; or, if their curiosity were too strong for their patience, they took care at least to save appearances, and rarely came in the first days of acting but in masks, which custom, however, had so many ill consequences attending...
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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Volume 1

Dr. Doran (John) - Theater - 1865
...they hod been assured they might do it without insult to their modesty ; or, if their curiosity were too strong for their patience, they took care at least to save appearances, and rarely came in the first days of acting but in masks, which custom, however, had so many ill consequences attending...
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New Monthly Magazine

William Harrison Ainsworth - 1872
...assured they might do it without the Risque of an Insult to their Modesty. Or if their Curiosity were too strong for their Patience they took care at least...Masks (then daily worn and admitted in the Pit, the Side Boxes, and Gallery), which Custom, however, had so many ill Consequences attending it, that it...
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