Recollections of the Mess-table and the Stage

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T. Bosworth, 1855 - Theater - 248 pages
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Page 102 - the tiger-hearted, as Greene called him in his pamphlet. In his envy he thus speaks of him: ' There is an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that, with his tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide,
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Page 249 - The volume overflows with humour, good sense, and good advice."—United Service Gazette. " A lively and clever little work, written by one who understands both the form and essence of politeness."—Tail's Magazine. AYERST—THE GHOST OF JUNIUS : or, The Authorship of the celebrated Letters by this Anonymous writer deduced from a letter, &c, addressed in 1775-6, by

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