A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901, Volume 1

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Dodd, Mead, 1903 - Theater
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Page 6 - Estates, it cannot be supposed that we have a Fund sufficient to bear up against such unexpected Repulses. A Journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles, is not undertaken without Money. Therefore if the worthy Magistrates would consider this in our Favor that it must rather turn out a publick Advantage and Pleasure, than a private Injury...
Page 29 - That I have committed an error appears too evident from the all-decisive voice of the public ; but surely it is but justice to the delinquent (whatever may be his enormities) to be allowed to make reparation where the offences were committed.
Page 416 - This silenced all but the rioters, who continued to drown all sound of what was said upon the stage. Not a word of the first act could be heard by any one in the house.
Page 416 - SHALL AMERICANS OR ENGLISH RULE IN THIS CITY? The crew of the British steamer have threatened all Americans who shall dare to express their opinions, this night at the ENGLISH ARISTOCRATIC OPERA HOUSE!
Page 16 - ... of Yankee-doodle. The monument, erected by Edmund Kean, consists of a pedestal, surmounted by an urn, with this inscription: — "Erected to the memory of George Frederick Cooke, by Edmund Kean, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1821;" and, beneath, this not very choice, nor very accurate distich : "Three kingdoms claim his birth. Both hemispheres pronounce his worth...
Page 29 - I disdain all intention of offering anything in the shape of disrespect towards the inhabitants of New York. They received me from the first with an enthusiasm, grateful, in those hours, to my pride - in the present, to my memory.
Page 5 - Hallam advanced no inconsiderable Sum. But Mr. Upton, on his Arrival, found here that Sett of Pretenders with whom he joined and, unhappily for us, quite neglected the Business he was sent about from England. For we never heard from him after.
Page 5 - Admittance among them, and the instructive and elegant Entertainment of the Stage utterly protested against : When, without Boasting, we may venture to affirm, That we are capable of supporting its Dignity with proper Decorum and Regularity. In the Infancy of this Scheme, it was proposed to Mr.
Page 5 - As our Expedition to New York seems likely to be attended with a very fatal Consequence, and ourselves haply censured for undertaking it without assurance of success...
Page 6 - Nay, they even told us there was a very fine Playhouse building, and that we were really expected. This was encouragement sufficient for us, as we thought, and we came firmly assured of success.

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