Life and Adventures of Peg Woffington, with Pictures of the Period in which She Lived, Tập 1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1884 - 293 trang
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Trang 122 - Garrick described her to me as very fat, with a bosom of more than ordinary protuberance, with swelled cheeks, of a florid red, produced by thick painting, and increased by the liberal use of cordials ; flaring and fantastic in her dress, and affected both in her speech and her general behaviour.
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Trang 194 - With very little variation of cadence, and in a deep, full tone, accompanied by a sawing kind of action, which had more of the senate than of the stage in it, he rolled out his heroics with an air of dignified indifference, that seemed to disdain the plaudits that were bestowed upon him.
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Trang 244 - She left the stage, was called for, and with infinite persuasion was prevailed upon to return. However, she did ; walked forward, and told them she was there ready and willing to perform her character if they chose to permit her ; that the decision was theirs — on or off, just as they pleased, it was a matter of indifference to her. The ' ons ' had it, and all went smoothly afterwards.

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