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" I had rather not suppress, viz. that it was the best first play that any author in his memory had produced ; and that for a young fellow to show himself such an actor and such a writer in one day, was something extraordinary. "
"Their Majesties' Servants": Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas ... - Page 20
1865
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The Universal Magazine, Volume 94

1794
...performance of the charafter, that lord Dorfet, then lord chamberlain',' faid, ' It was the bed . firft play that any author • in his memory had produced; and that for a young fellow to (how himfelf inch an aftor, and fuch a writer, in one day, was fomething extraordinary.' This fuccefs...
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Memoirs of Charles Macklin Comedian: With the Dramatic Characters, Manners ...

William Cook - Theater - 1804 - 444 pages
...first play that any Author in his memory had produced ; and U 4 that that for a young fellow to shew himself such an actor, and such a writer, in one day, was something extraordinary." What then must that noble personage say (if living in the year 1781) to such an undertaking as Macklin's?...
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber: Comedian and Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1822 - 514 pages
...Chamberlain) made me upon it, is, I own, what I had rather not suppress; vis. that it was the best first play that any author in his memory had produced, and...a writer, in one day, was something extraordinary. But as this noble lord has been celebrated for his good-nature, I am contented, that as much of this...
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Autobiography, a Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 1

1826
...chamberlain) made me upon it is, I own, what I had rather not suppress, viz. that it was the best first play that any author in his memory had produced ;...for a young fellow to show himself such an actor and snch a writer in one day, was something extraordinary. But as this noble lord has been celebrated for...
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The Lives of the Players, Volumes 1-2

John Galt - Actors - 1831
...of Sir Novelty with so much 6clat, that the Lord Chamberlain of the time said it was the best first play that any author, in his memory, had produced...for a young fellow to show himself such an actor and author in one day, was something very extraordinary. His next part was in Lord Foppington, in The....
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The Lives of the Players

John Galt - Actors, English - 1831
...of Sir Novelty with so much eclat, that the Lord Chamberlain of the time said it was the best first play that any author, in his memory, had produced...for a young fellow to show himself such an actor and author in one day, was something very extraordinary. His next part was in Lord Foppington, in The Relapse...
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The pilgrims of the Thames, in search of the national!

1838 - 375 pages
...distinguished in the annals of the stage ; Lord Dorset, the Lord Chamberlain at that period, said of him — ' That for a young fellow to show himself such an actor,...such a writer in one day, was something extraordinary ;' he dwelt, at one period of his life, at Strawberry Hill. This distinguished residence afterwards...
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The Pilgrims of the Thames in Search of the National!: The Illus., Designed ...

Pierce Egan - 1838 - 360 pages
...annals of the stage ; Lord Dorset, the Lord Chamberlain at that period, said of him—' That for a yonng fellow to show himself such an actor, and such a writer in one day, was something extraordinary;' he dwelt, at one period of his life, at Strawberry Hill. This distinguished residence afterwards became...
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New York Illustrated Magazine Annual

1847
...flattering to the author, and was pronounced by Lord Dorset, then lord-chamberlain, as " the beat first play that any author in his memory had produced ; and that for a young fellow to show bimeelf such an actor and such a writer in one day was something extraordinary." After this, the success...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 3

Irish literature - 1853
...Dorset observed to him, " It is the best first play that any author in my memory has produced, and for a young fellow to show himself such an actor, and such a writer in one day is something extraordinary." "We know too, that Congreve wrote that wonderful comedy, The Old Bachelor,...
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