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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1827 Excerpt: ... Prize, My Grandmother, No Song no Supper, and others, was chosen arbitrator. Holman having produced a new play at the Haymarket, complained that the insignificance of the receipts on the author's nights, was wholly owing to want of support on the part of the manager. During the first meeting at the arbitrator's chambers, where, I attended as witness, that gentleman asked Holman how he had expected-the manager to have supported liis nights? Holman, confused and agitated by passion, replied--"Why, certainly not by giving me the weakest entertainments on the stock list." "Then, pray," continued Prince Hoare, "may I be allowed to inquire what those entertainments were?" "Why, Sir," replied Holman, still more indignant and confused, "the first night he gave me The Prize; the second, My Grandmother; and the third, No Song no Supper, Now, Sir, do you not think I have cause for complaint?" Luckily for Holman, though the great success of these despised farces would have made many an author vain, Prince Hoare did not possess a particle of vanity; and therefore, laughed most heartily at this mal-a-propos answer. In a few days afterwards, he made an award perfectly satisfactory to both parties. I was likewise concerned in another literary dispute, which occurred about this period. Calling one morning with Murphy, on his friend, Edward, a great theatrical dabbler and dangler, the servant informed us that his master was not at home; when, Murphy having something to communicate to him, asked for pen, ink, and paper. We were shewn into the parlour, and Murphy proceeding to write a note to his friend, opened the inkstand drawer, and drew from it a sheet of paper; when, great and ineffable was the astonishment he evinced, as he read, written on it, with his own dear Edward'...
Title: The life and times of Frederick Reynolds Volume 2
Publisher: General Books LLC: 2012-02-09 00:00:00.000
ISBN Number: 0217124348
ISBN Number 13: 9780217124348
Book Condition: Used - Like New
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