Sayings and Doings at the Tremont House: In the Year 1832, Volume 2
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Publisher: Date:2/4/2010 - Nabu Press
By: Costard Sly
Excerpt from book: and tories under the table, for the present. Here comes Crump. Longcope. What! without Bartholomew Nicks? That is wonderful. Crump (seating himself.) How do, gents ? What's the news ? Parkenrath. Don't know. When are the Kembles coming? Crump. Can't tell, /saw them at New York. Waiter, hand me that fowl. Parkenrath. Well what do you think of the fair, favored, far- famed, fascinating, Frances Ann ? Crump. A very I saw her in Beatrice, a very good actress. Excellent chicken ! try a bit, Mr Walsingham ? Longope. And her father Charles Kemble ? Crump. Oh, he's a good looking fellowbut getting old. The veteran (they call him the veteran) Charles Kemble has been, perhaps, a pretty good actor but for my part Longcope. Has been ? Crump. Yes that is, I a a some friends of mine were rather disappointed. But I see the papers speak very highly of his Benedick, and some other character. Walsingham. Mercutio. Munden declared it was the most extraordinary performance he had witnessed during his long very long acquaintance with the stage. " Talk, sir," said he, " of acting ! That's the only perfect piece of acting I ever saw. I had seen Lewis, and Gentleman Smith, and Elliston, and Richard Jones, and a host of others, do the part, but by the living jingo ! sir, Charles distanced them all, hollow ! hollow !" Longcope. Did you ever see his Archer ? Could you believe it possible that the gentleman could shine so through the livery? And then his Don Johnand Falconbridge and young Mirabel young Mirabel! Oh, in that he was zA-mirable! Parkenrath. My friend, Dr Walton (an Irishman, and a great admirer of Kean) told me that he saw Kemble do Hamlet, in Paris: and he was decidedly of opinion ...