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" ... without exaggeration; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and in attempting to reach this he often deranged his natural abilities. He was for ever, as Foote said, 'doing the honours of his face. "
Dictionary of National Biography - Page 358
edited by - 1892
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The New annual register, or General repository of history ..., Volume 25

1805
...mqre than ordinary knowledge in his profession, which he sometimes shewed without exaggeration ; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and,...articulation, that the natural actor seldom appeared. In this coxcombry he was supported by many of his bottle companions, as well as those' disappointed critics...
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The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 38

1800
...more than ordinary knowledge in his profeffion, which he fometimes Ihewed without exaggeration ; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and,...deranged his natural abilities. He was for ever, as Foote faid, " doing the honours of his face ;" he affected uncommon long paules, and frequently took fuch...
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The Thespian Dictionary: Or, Dramatic Biography of the Eighteenth Century ...

Actors - 1802 - 275 pages
...in the chair of Garrick, and, m attempting to reach this, he often deranged his natural ahilities. He . was for ever, as Foote said, " doing the honours...articulation, that the natural actor seldom appeared. In this coxcombry he was supported by many of his hottle companions, as well as those disappointed critics...
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Memoirs of Charles Macklin, Comedian: With the Dramatic Characters, Manners ...

William Cook - Actors - 1804 - 444 pages
...this, he often deranged his naM 4 ' tural tural abilities. He was for ever, as Foote said, " A)ing the honours of his face;" he affected uncommon long...frequently took such out-of-the-way pains with emphasis and articulatiofi, that the 1natural actor seldblh appeared. In this coxcombry he was supported by many...
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The Thespian Dictionary: Or, Dramatic Biography of the Present Age ...

Actors - 1805 - 390 pages
...more than ordinary knowledge fu his profession, which he sometimes shewed without exaggeration ; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and,...attempting to reach this, he often deranged his natural ahilities. He was for ever, as Footc said, " doing the honours of his face ;" lie affected uncommon...
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Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to ..., Volume 6

John Genest - Theater - 1832
...than ordinary knowledge in his profession, which " he sometimes showed without exaggeration ; but " he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, "...said, ' doing the honours of his face' — he affected " HQcommon Jong pauses, and frequently took such " oat-of-the-way pains with emphasis and articula"...
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Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to ..., Volume 6

John Genest - Theater - 1832
...than ordinary knowledge in his profession, which " he sometimes showed without exaggeration ; but " he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, "...attempting to reach this he often deranged " his natural abilities—he was for ever, as Foote " said, ' doing the honours of his face'—he affected " uncommon...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1864
...more than ordinary knowledge of bis profession, which he sometimes showed without exaggeration; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and...articulation, that the natural actor seldom appeared." Lee was banished at last from almost every theatre but that of Bath, where he' continued at different...
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Benenden Letters: London, Country, and Abroad, 1753-1821

Charles Frederick Hardy - Great Britain - 1901 - 390 pages
...more than ordinary knowledge of his profession, which he sometimes shewed without exaggeration ; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and...affected uncommon long pauses, and frequently took such out of the way pains with emphasis and articulation, that the natural actor seldom appeared.' In conclusion...
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Sisters of Gore: Seven Gothic Melodramas by British Women, 1790-1843

John Charles Franceschina - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 466 pages
...more than ordinary knowledge in his profession, which he sometimes showed without exaggeration; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and...articulation, that the natural actor seldom appeared. (6: l65-l66) Summers reports that during his management of the theatre at Bath (l778-l779) "he sustained...
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