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Thomson Anecdote of Thomson -- Tragedy of Mustapha - Mallet appointed to write the life of the duke of Marlborough with Mr. GloverAlfred — The publisher of Bolingbroke's works — Behaviour to a printer — Stratagem taget Elvira aeted -- Success of it - Mallet's religious
principles - A remarkable story - Death.
Reflections on the ill success of Drury-lane theatre in 1763 -- Mr. Garrick sets cut for Italy
. Causes of his journey.
State of the stage during Mr. Garrick's absence on
bis tour to the continent --- Mr. Powell, a young actor, favoured by Mr. Lacy and Mr. Colman-Greatly applauded and followed — His fondness for the profession of acting — Consequence of a dispute between him and a low comedian - His merit rewarded.
CHA P. XXXV. Mr. Garrick's entertainment in France and Italy
The baths of Padua serviceable to Mrs. Garrick - The duke of Parma invites Mr. Garrick to give him some proof of his theatrical talents His friendly contest with La Clairon - Surprising effect of his skill in dumb exhibition · His partiality to La Clairon — His opinion of foreign stages.
State of the stage during Mr. Garrick's absence
continued — His advice pursued Several m14f1cal pieces
Royal Shepherd, Almena, Pharnaces - Platonic Wife unexpectedly saved from the fury of the critics -- Folly of two young actors
Powell and Holland charaEterized. P. 86
Mr. Garrick's return to England - The Sick Mon
key — Address to the public in a bumourous prologue Public opinion of his improvement in acting -- Fortune of several new play's — Plain Dealer, Clandestine Marriage, Falstaff's Wed
CON T E N T s.
Τ Ε Τ S.
Death of Mrs. Cibber - Of Mr. Quin - Some
particular transactions of their lives. P. 106
Mr. Garrick’s Country Girl — Unhappy in the
subject, and choice of the actress — His Cymon and Christmas Tele - Earl of Warwick --- Mrs. Yates's Margaret of Anjoul
Dido - Widow'd Wife — Zenobia.
Hugh Kelly – An author who writes against the
players - Supposed the first English writer of sentimental comedy-His False Delicacy --Word to the Wise - Clementina, and School for Lovers - His death.
Dr. Goldsmith -- Sollicits Mr. Garrick for bis vote
and interest - Offers him the play of the GoodNatured Man -Their contest about it -- Some farther account of the doctor -- His envy, malice,
absurdity, absurdity, good-nature, generosity, and benevolence - Dies.
The Padlock - Mr. Dibdin - Mungo -- Mrs.
Arne - The Hypocrite, taken from Cibber's Non-Juror - French manners and Englis – Maria and Charlotte Mrs. Abington --- Her various talents in acting — Her accomplishments, and behaviour in private life. P. 165
CHA P. - XLIII.
Mrs. Pritchard retires from the stage - Reason for it aligned — Account of her introduction to and progress in the theatre — Her fingular talents in ačting — Object of the public care-Her
—Her death - Mrs. Clive leaves the theatre - Her interview with Mr. Garrick on the occasionHer stage abilities described at large -- Her love of tragedy, &c.
Mr. Havard leaves the fage -- His respectable
chara&ter -- Employed by Mr. Giffard — His Scanderberg Charles the First — Sore observations on that tragedy — Enquiry into the reafons of contempt thrown on player authors — Mr. Gray censured – Mr. Havard engaged to Fleetwood — His Regulus — Employed by Mr. Garrick - His death.
CHA P. XLV.
The Jubilee at Stratford, in honour of Shakespeare
- The fate of a clergyman wbo cut down ShakeSpeare's mulberry-tree The use made of it Various entertainments at the Jubilee — Account of the company — The Ode
Remarks upon it A gentleman turns the whole festival into ri. dicule — A Macaroni pleads the cause of infenfibility against Shakespeare - Answer to him by the steward - Strange stupidity of the inhabitants of Stratford - Harmony between Mr. Garrick's. generosity and æconomy.