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Page 78 - The funeral train through the open gate: A relic of by-gone days was he, And his locks were white as the foamy sea — And these words came from his lips so thin, "I gather them in!
Page 99 - My Wife, Hereafter you dwell For the rest of your life In a big Pumpkin Shell. " He popped her in one that was handy, And since then he 's kept her quite well. Which is why I remark, Though the lady was plain, For ways that are dark And tricks that are vain, A husband is very peculiar, And the same I am free to maintain. Oscar Wilde in a poetic fervour and a lily-like kimono, recited with tremulous intensity this masterpiece of his own: Oh, Peter! Pumpkin-fed and proud, Ah me! ah me! (Sweet squashes,...
Page 78 - The funeral train at the open gate. A relic of bygone days was he, And his locks were white as the foamy sea ; And these words came from his lips so thin : " I gather them in : I gather them in.
Page 86 - It was Grover's comedy, then, that brought Robson and Crane together. In fact, we were, strangely enough engaged for the same part. While I was playing in Rice and Goodwin's extravaganza, Evangeline, at the Boston Museum, I received a letter from Henry E. Abbey, of the Park...
Page 86 - ... wanted to do so in a part that would be helpful to my reputation and career. Gillipod, I felt sure, would have done this, but I didn't feel I could do much with the part of Elevator. When the play had been done in San Francisco, Joseph Polk, who was...
Page 86 - Theater, to play the principal comedy part, and he suggested that I accept twenty-five dollars more a week and play the part of Colonel MT Elevator in Our Boarding House. I was naturally greatly disappointed, as I wished to make an appearance in New York and I wanted to do so in a part that would be...
Page 100 - Crane was becalmed in his face. You may guess at the rest — As for me, I do not Intend to record The exit of the plot; But this I am free to acknowledge, Mr. Crane calmly took in the pot. Which is why I remark For tricks that are vain No heathen Chinee Will compare with this Crane — And I reference have unto poker, — And the same I am free to maintain.
Page 47 - I might keep some small share myself, but most of 'em should go To you — yes, riches, happiness, and health should surely rain Upon the temporal estate of Mrs. Billy Crane! You're coming to Chicago in a week or two and then. In honor of that grand event, I shall blossom out again In a brand-new suit of checkered tweed and a low-cut satin vest I shall be the gaudiest spectacle in all the gorgeous West!
Page 88 - Friday before the opening night, he came to me and said: "Crane, I just heard this morning that you had been engaged for this part that I am rehearsing. Is that a fact?
Page 59 - German play for our use, but upon his arrival in San Francisco, he was so delighted with the wonders of the new town that he was out and about all day and stayed up all night. The inevitable result was that the manuscript when it was turned in proved to be nothing more than a literal translation, with a few hasty changes. When I read my part, I said to James O'Neil, the leading man: "I don't believe I can do anything with this.