The Table-Talk and Bon-Mots of Samuel Foote

The Table-Talk and Bon-Mots of Samuel Foote

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... his company." This proposal was joyfully accepted. The farce was soon after brought out in great force; Razor by Woodward, who made a chef-d'oeu'ere of it; and Pamphlet by Garrick, who played it in his usual style of excellence. Murphy at first wished to dedicate his Orphan of China to Mr. Fox. " No," said that gentleman; " you'll only make yourself enemies, and do me no good. Dedicate it to the Prince of Wales" (George 1V.), "and I'll put you in the way of it." The next time Mr. Fox saw Murphy, he bid him attend Lord Bute the Sunday following at Kensington: "you will then be told 'a single play cannot so well be dedicated to the Prince;' and in that case seize the opportunity, and beg leave to dedicate it to his Lordship." The poet did as he was directed. Lord Bute, after acknowledging the favour, accepted the dedication; and made him a present, from the Prince of Wales, of a bank-note of a hundred pounds. Murphy telling the above anecdote some time afterwards at Holland House, Lord Hillsborough asked him whether, in the course of the conversation he had with Lord Bute, his Lordship once asked him to sit down? "No," said Murphy; "now I recollect, he walked me up and down a long gallery during the whole time."--"I thought so," said Lord Hillsborough; "now this is among the number of his Scotch vanities." Charles James Fox told Rogers (the bankerpoet) that Lord William Bentinck once invited Foote to meet him and some others at dinner in St. J ames's Street; and that they were rather angry at Lord William for having done so, expecting that Foote would prove only a bore, and a check on their conversation....show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801830
  • 9781236801838