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Page 107 - You would like to compliment me upon an honorable life. As I look back upon that life it seems to me that it would have been absolutely impossible for me to have led any other. In this I have, perhaps, been mercifully helped more than are many of my more beautiful sisters in art.
Page 108 - I had already, though so young, been brought face to face with necessity. I found life sadly real and intensely earnest ; and in my ignorance of other ways of study, I resolved to take therefrom my text and my watchword ; to be thoroughly in earnest, intensely in earnest, in all my thoughts and in all my actions, whether in my profession or out of it, became my one single idea. And I honestly believe herein lies the secret of my success in life. I do not believe that any great success in any art...
Page 107 - I am even poor in thanks, but I thank you. Gentlemen, the heart has no speech; its only language is a tear or a pressure of the hand, and words very feebly convey or interpret its emotions. Yet I would beg you to believe that in the three little words I now speak, 'I thank you,' there are heart depths which I should fail to express better, though I should use a thousand other words.
Page 108 - ... single idea. And I honestly believe herein lies the secret of my success in life. I do not believe that any great success in any art can be achieved without it. " I say this to the beginners in my profession, and I am sure all the associates in my art, who have honored me with their presence on this occasion, will indorse what I say in this. Art is an absolute mistress ; she will not be coquetted with or slighted ; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs....
Page 108 - ... my main help ! I do not now say farewell to you in the usual sense of the word. In making my final representations upon the mimic scene, in the various cities of the country, I have reserved to myself the right of meeting you again — where you have made me believe that I give you the pleasure, which I receive myself at the same time — at the reading desk.
Page 171 - In 1892 was elected to the Legislature of the State of California; in January, 1894, was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of California; was elected to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixty-first, Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses.
Page 406 - A New Way to Pay Old Debts," and the principal character in "The Iron Chest.
Page 107 - I thank you,' there are heart depths which I should fail to express better, though I should use a thousand other words. I thank you, gentlemen, for the great honor you have offered me. I thank you, not only for myself, but for my whole profession, to which, through and by me, you have paid this very graceful compliment. If the few words I am about to say savor of egotism or vainglory, you will, I am sure, pardon me, inasmuch as I am here only to speak of myself. You would seem to compliment me upon...
Page 419 - It occupied a lot, fifty feet in width, on the west side of Fourth Avenue, between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets, adjoining the Academy of Design.
Page 444 - Guildenstern, Lawrence Hanley; Osric, Charles Koehler; Marcellus, Edwin H. Vanderfelt; Bernardo, Herbert Kelcey; Francisco, Frank Mordaunt; First Actor, Joseph Wheelock; Second Actor, Milnes Levick; First Gravedigger, Joseph Jefferson; Second Gravedigger...