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eares in love with him; he is their chiefe queste and imployment, and the sole businesse that makes them afternoon's men. The poet only is his tyrant, and hee is bound to make his friend's friend drunk at his charges. Shrove-Tuesday, he fears as much as the bawds; and Lent is more damage. He was never so much discredited as in one act, and that was of parliament, which give hostlers privilege over him, for which he abhors it more than a corrupt judge; but to give him his due-one well-furnish'd actor has enough in him for five common gentlemen; and if he have a good body for size, and for resolution, he shall challenge any Cato, for it has been his practice to die bravely."
Or this once celebrated actor, Davies, in his Life of Garrick, speaks as of one who was not without a great share of merit, but who was too apt to indulge himself in such an extension of voice, as approached to vociferation. He prided himself to such a degree, on the harmony and sweetness of his tones, that he was heard to say, in a kind of rapture, after throwing out some passionate speeches in a favourite part, that he wished he could salute the sweet echo. He formed
himself on the model of Booth ; and, although decidedly inferior to his master, he was, in the opinion of Davies, “ the only performer in tragedy who, if he had survived, could have approached our great Roscius." His Lusignan is stated to have been scarcely inferior to that of Garrick; and in Mark Anthony, he had every thing in his favour which nature and art could bestow. In the celebrated harangue over Cæsar's body, he opened the preparatory part in a low but distinct and audible voice, and gradually rose to such a height, as not only to inflame the mimic populace upon the stage, but to touch the audience with a kind of enthusiastic rapture. “ It is scarcely to be conceived," says a critic who had witnessed this performance, “ with what acclamations of applause his utterance of the following lines was accompanied :
But were I Brutus,
The stones of Rome to rise and mutiny."
Well,” when that play was revived at Drury Lane, in 1741, after having lain, for more than a hundred years, undisturbed upon the prompter's shelf. Having put on, after his supposed recovery, a too light and airy suit of clothes, he felt himself seized with a shivering. Being asked by one of the players, how he found himself? “How is it possible," said he, pleasantly, “ to be sick, when I have such a physician as Mrs. Woffington ?" This elegant and beautiful woman was the Helen of the play. From the effects of this sudden chill, he never recovered, but died about a fortnight after Garrick's first appearance on the stage.
SOME extraordinary women, besides the regularity of their charming features, and besides their engaging wit, have secret, unaccountable, enchanting graces, which, though they have been long and often enjoyed, make them always new, and always desirable;-of this class was Mrs. Catharine Clive. This lady honours Herefordshire with her birth, and the name of Raftor by her maiden appellation. She was the daughter of Mr. William Raftor, a native of Kilkenny,