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Page 9 - I had minded fufficiently what Playing was ; and that if he would give me leave to come among them upon the Stage, I would engage for the executing my Part as well as the...
Page 15 - Houfe might otherwife have been before-hand with him. I did indeed receive a Hint of that kind behind the Scenes, tempered with the Conditions, if I had no immediate Connection with the Houfe I was then at ; but had Mr.
Page 15 - End of the Hopes and Fears on the two different Sides about it. I FINISHED my Part, as it appeared to my own Judgment, more to the Satisfaction faction of the Audience than I deferved.
Page 15 - Meffage from him, requefting to fee me the next Morning at his Lodgings : In the fourth Act I was put in mind of this Invitation ; and before the End of the fifth, a frefh one was delivered to me, defiring our Meeting might be that Night after the Play was over.
Page 16 - Aflitlance of which I pronounced one of the principal Speeches in that Part better, I am confident, than I had done any of it on the Stage.
Page 11 - Readinefs than he could have expected ; the only Objection I made was, that my' favourite Character was this of Richard ; he immediately agreed to alter his Play, and I gave him an abfolute Promife of performing in it.
Page 12 - Tickets ; fo that two Thirds of the Audience were prejudiced in my Favour : If 'we add to this the infinite Pains I had taken for the...
Page 27 - Succeis in Richard to the Partiality of the Audience, more than to any Merit of my own ; or whether like the Button maker, who...