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1894 Excerpt: ...returned his lordship. "I shall answer you," said
Foote, "like Scrub. First, then, I am sure it is not Garrick
because there is Greek in it; secondly, I am sure it is not Garrick
because there is Latin in it; and thirdly, I am sure it is not
Garrick because there is English in it." AX7HILE at Edinburgh,
Foote was urged to give an example of his powers of mimicry by
taking off Wilkes, who was at that time as obnoxious in Scotland as
he was popular in England. "No, thank you," answered the wit, "fori
intend to take myself off to London in a few days, and do not
desire to sup on brickbats and rotten eggs on the first night of my
arrival in the metropolis."--A/ww TJAVING been in company with a
certain celebrated baronet from the Principality, who was
remarkably corpulent, Foote was asked what he thought of him. "Oh a
true Welshman," said he, "all mountainous and barren." G TXTHEN it
was announced that Foote was about to open the Haymarket Theatre,
he said that he was applied to by all kinds cf persons anxious to
try their fortunes on the stage, and wishing him to give them
engagements. One lady who waited upon him he catechised thus--'
Pray, madam, are you for tragedy or comedy?" No answer. "Are you a
veteran, or is it your first attempt?" Still no reply. "H'm are you
married, madam?" At length, says Foote, she spoke--"Pray, sir,
speak a little louder, for I am deafl" TDEING asked by a talkative
barber how he would be shaved, Foote promptly replied, "In
silence." (""ARRICK so delighted in flattery, according to Foote,
that though you crammed him with a dose of it large as St Paul's,
he would be instantly ready to swallow another big as the Monume...
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