Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, Ed. [And Partly Written] by C. Dickens

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, Ed. [And Partly Written] by C. Dickens

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...in leaving the theatre. Grimaldi waited patiently until he had concluded, and then, addressing himself to the same anditors, made a counter-statement, in which he recapitulated the whole of the circumstances as they had actually occurred. When he came to mention Mr. Graham's letter to Mr. Peake the treasurer, the former hastily interrupted him by demanding, what letter lie referred to. "The letter," replied Grimaldi, "in which you empowered Mr. Peake to pay the increased salary for the whole of the season." "If Mr. Peake showed you that letter," replied Mr. Graham in a great passion, "Mr. Peake is a fool for his pains." "Mr. Peake," rejoined Grimaldi, " is a gentleman, sir, and a man of honour, and, I am quite certain, disdains being made a party to any such unworthy conduct as you have pursued towards me." A rather stormy scene followed, from which Grimaldi ame off victorious; Barrymore and others taking up his canse so vigorously, that Mr. Graham at length postponed any further discussion and walked away. Enough having taken place, however, to enable him to foresee that his longer stay at Drury Lane would only be productive of constant discomfort to himself, he gave notice to Mr. Graham on the following morning of his intention to leave the theatre on the ensuing Saturday week. This resolve gave rise to another battle between Mr. Graham and himself, in the course of which he was pleased to say, that he could not play the ballet without him, and, consequently, that if he left, he would bring an action against him for loss incurred by its not being performed. Grimaldi, however, firmly adhered to his original resolution: acting therein upon the advice of Mr. Hughes, who...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686638X
  • 9781236866387
  • 2,272,437