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Original story of “ Romeo and Juliet,"
Mrs. Oldfield, and General Churchill
Sbakspeare's plot and characters
Sheridan's “ Pizarro,"
Writings on the wall, in Shakspeare's birth-room 273
Sheridan and Sbakspeare
Condition of the Sbakspeare family
Miss Mellon, otherwise Mrs. Coutts
New Place ; the residence of Shakspeare..
Goodman's Fields Theatre ..
Letter of Shakspeare
Sbakspeare's Seal and Ring
William Shakspeare Hart's account of himself and
THEATRES & THEATRICALS.
GARRICK AND MRS. WOFFINGTON. ,
The attachment of the English Roscius to this fascinating actress was well known at the time both flourished. Garrick, it is said, went so far as to make her an offer of marriage, and the day was fixed. They breakfasted together on that “ eventful morn,” during which repast she observed her intended bridegroom had not that “ alacrity and flow of spirits he was wont to have.” She rallied him upon it, and he became still more serious. At length, finding it impossible to call to life again, his vivacity or cheerfulness, she addressed him thus : “I can guess," said she, “ the cause of your dejection: you regret the step you are about to take.” He made her no answer; and, after a pause, she continued,