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The Literary Life, and Miscellanies; In Three Volumes (Paperback) Loot Price: R323
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The Literary Life, and Miscellanies; In Three Volumes (Paperback): John Galt

The Literary Life, and Miscellanies; In Three Volumes (Paperback)

John Galt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1834. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Confusion-- Two Theatres--A Farce-- TheRobbersqf Schiller -- Mrs Radcliffe's Romances -- The Confessor -- Learn Italian--The Greenock Advertiser. I Have but a very confused recollection of my lucubrations between 1796 and 1800. Events arc jumbled together, and no one appears of sufficient prominency, connected with my studies, to deserve commemoration. I only know that at the time I was very industrious, for, what with business and reading, and all those sort of employments to which headlong youth is prone, I had very little leisure. I recollect, however, that in this period there were no less than two theatres in the town. One of them, at which were the best actors, was about seven feet high in the ceiling. I patronised that house, and the recollection of two incidents in the representations have never ceased to amuse me. One of them was in the farce of High Life below Stairs, when Davy is instructed how to manage the stable. The manager, a clever person, played Davy, and when he is tutored to let the hungry horses eat the manger, he said, aside, to the beggarly account of empty benches, "By Jove, you'll soon eat the manager." The other was in Macbeth, where the caldron should sink into the ground. The stage being on the floor of a loft, the three-legged pot, which enacted caldron, walked off in a most mystical manner, being drawn by a string tied to one of the legs. Just as it got to the side scene, something, however, tripped it up, and caused it to discharge the whole ingredients of the spell, "with eye of newt, and toe of frog," in a most improvisatorial manner. Some time after these tragical tragedians, Moss, so famous in London as Lingo, then an old man, came to Greenock with a company. I became intimate with him, and being then reading of th...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Galt
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-97513-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-97513-X
Barcode: 9781150975134

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