Samuel Foote; A Review of Thackeray's English Humorists and Two Other Books.]

Samuel Foote; A Review of Thackeray's English Humorists and Two Other Books.]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... squabbles of Mrs. Bellamy and Mrs. Woffington wherein certain public men were involved, that had been much the talk of the town. Then, early in the succeeding year (1756) he took an engagement at Covent-garden, where he produced, with a success far exceeding even the Englishman in Paris, a sequel to it with the title of the Englishman Returned from Paris, the object of which, as that of its predecessor had been to exhibit a sturdy young Briton in his first contact with effeminate French fripperies and fashion, was to show him now completely subdued by the same, and an object of scorn and pity to English beholders. Referring to the bills of the theatre we find that this Covent-garden engagement occupied him from February to May, and that in the course of it he repeated many times times Fondlewife, Captain Brazen, and Sir Penurious Trifle; thac he added to his new parts the Lady Pentweazel of his own little comedy, and the Sir Paul Plyant of Congreve's Double Dealer (a character in which Wilkes, who liked his acting, thought him particularly admirable); and that he advertised himself for Polonius in Hamlet, but before the night of performance came lost courage and withdrew. It is manifest, however, that the grand attraction of the year was his performance of Sir Charles Buck in the two pieces satirizing French morals and manners. Meanwhile he had not been neglecting British fashions and foibles, pretenders, politicians, or players. He has taken his former place at the Bedford, and in his critical and satirical corner is again supreme. All who know him come early in the hope of being admitted of his party at supper, the less fortunate engage boxes near him, and wherever the sound of his voice is heard the table is in a roar. Since last we saw more

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