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Iberoine. IS always in trouble?and don't she let you know it, too.
Her life v is undeniably a 5]f- . ' .S hard one. Nothing goes right
with her. We all have our troubles, but the Stage heroine never has
anything else. If she only got one afternoon a week off from
trouble, or had her Sundays free, it would be something. But no!
misfortune stalks beside her from week's beginning to week's end.
After her husband has been found guilty of murder, which is about
the least thing that can ever happen to him, and her white-haired
father has become a bankrupt, and has died of a broken heart, and
the home of her childhood has beensold up, then her infant goes and
contracts a lingering fever. She weeps a good deal during the
course of her troubles, which, we suppose, is only natural enough,
poor woman. But it is depressing from the point of view of the
audience, and we almost wish, be- HER WHITE-HAIRED FATHER HAS
BECOME A BANKRUPT. fore the evening is out, that she had not got
quite so much trouble. It is over the child that she does most of
her weeping. The child has a damp time of it altogether. We
sometimes wonder that it never catches rheumatism. She is very
good, is the Stage heroine. The comic man expresses a belief that
she is a born angel. She reproves him for this with a tearful smile
(it wouldn't be her smile if it wasn't tearful). "Oh no," she says
(sadly of course), "I have many, many faults." We rather wish that
she would show them a THE COMIC MAN EXPRESSES A BELIEF THAT SHE IS
A BORN ANGEL. little more. Her excessive goodness seems somehow to
pall upon us. Our only consolation, while watching her, is that
there are not many good women off the stage. Life is bad enough, as
it is; if there were many women, in real life, as good as...
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