The South in the Building of the Nation; A History of the Southern States Designed to Record the South's Part in the Making of the American Nation; To Portray the Character and Genius, to Chronicle the Achievements and Progress Volume 12

The South in the Building of the Nation; A History of the Southern States Designed to Record the South's Part in the Making of the American Nation; To Portray the Character and Genius, to Chronicle the Achievements and Progress Volume 12

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Street Theater, New York, and was from time to time a member of various traveling troups. In 1823 he became attached to the Park Theater, New York, and spent practically all the rest of his active career here. His first appearance in the Park Theater was as "Zekiel Homespun" in The Heir at Law, a part which he made extremely popular. Other comic parts which he played successfully were "Dromio," in the Comedy of Errors, the fat boy in Pickwick, "Sir Peter Teazle" in The School for Scandal, "Doctor Ollapod" in The Poor Gentleman, "Sir Harcourt Courtly" in London Assurance. In 1838 he visited London, appearing at the Haymarket Theater, but failed to win the applause which he always won in America. He was a conscientious, versatile and remarkably good average actor, always emphasizing the artistic side of his work, but he never rose to supreme greatness in any particular character. PLEASANTS, James, politician: b. Goochland county, Va., Oct. 14,1769; d. Nov. 9, 1839. He practised law; was Republican representative in the legislature, 1796-1803, and was chosen clerk of the house, 1803-11. He was in the congressional lower house, 1811-19; United States senator, 1819-22, resigning to become governor of Virginia, 1822-25. He was a member of the constitutional convention, 1829-30. He declined honorable state judicial appointments twice. A county in Virginia is named after him. PLUMER, William Swan, clergyman and author: b. Griersburg (now Darlington), Pa., July 25, 1802; d. Baltimore, Md., Oct. 22, 1880. In 1825 he graduated at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., and then studied at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 1827 he was ordained and organized the first...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834992
  • 9781236834997