Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Volume 1

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...in the end, the offence being punished with the same penalty, ) and a third good-naturedly remarking that perhaps it might not be quite so bad after all, although certainly Lucas did possess such weight with the magistrates that it was invariably two to one against the unfortunate person whom he charged with any offence. Although he was at no loss to discern and appreciate the raillery of his friends, Grimaldi could not divest himself of some nervous apprehensions connected with the adventure of the morning; when, just as he was revolving in his mind all the improbabilities of the officer's entertaining any designs against him, one of the messengers of the theatre abruptly entered the room in which they were all seated, and announced that Mr. Grimaldi was wanted directly at the stagedoor. "Who wants me?" inquired Grimaldi, turning rather pale. "It's a person in spectacles," replied the messenger, looking at the rest of the company and hesitating. "A person in spectacles P echoed the other, more agitated than before. "Did he give you his name, or do you know who he is?" "Oh yes, I know who he is," answered the messenger, with something between a smile and a gasp;--"it's Old Lucas." Upon this, there arose a roar of laughter, in which the messenger joined. Grimaldi was quite petrified, and stood rooted to the spot, looking from one to another with a face in which dismay and fear were visibly depicted. Having exhausted themselves with laughing, his companions regarding his unhappy face, began to grow serious, and Dubois said, "Joe, my boy, a joke's a joke, you know. We have had one with you, and that was all fair enough, and it's all over; but if there is anything really serious in...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791967
  • 9781236791962