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presence of mind to escape punishment of Drury Lane with Lacy-Revives by running fuddenly againft the wall, Shakespeare's Plays.-XIII. 1748-9. and daihing his brains out before the Criticism on the Foundling, a Copontiff's face." Vol. i. p. 343.
medy--Farce of Lethe revived-(To be continued.)
Garrick's Alteration of Romeo and
Juliet.-XIV. Irene, by Dr. JohnXV. The Life of David Garrick, Esq. Ton---Its Failure on the StageBy ARTHU 2 MurpuY, Esq., 2 Merope, by Hills The Writer's vols
. 8:0. pp. 776. 145. (With a Quarrel with Pope-Lord BolingPortrait.) Wiight.
broke's Letter to Hill.--XV. 1749-56. Garrick's Marriage with Violetti Much Ado about Nothing-Edward the Biack Prince.
.--XVI. WhiteINTRODUCTION... Chap. 1. head's Roman Father --Its great Suc
Garrick's Birth (1716) and Ft. Tefs.---XVIL 1750-1. Romeo and mils---His early Love of Plays, Juliet repeated twenty Nights at both Finishes his Education at Lichfield Houses-Public Opinion divided under Samuel Johnson.-II. Johnson Congreve's Mourning Bride-Panand Garrick set out for London-- tomime of Queen Mab.--XVIII. The laiter entered a Student at Lin- Gil Blas, by Moore-- Mallet's Alfred co'n's Inn--Determined to become -Every Man in his Humour, altered n Attar.-III. State of the Stage— by Garrick-Dr. Hill's Attack on Garrick's first Appearance at Ipf- Garrick --Garrick's Epigram in Anrich
, and afterwards on the London fwer.-XIX. 1752. Foote's Farce of Stage, with great Success-His Per- Tafte-Eugenia, by Dr. Francisformance of Lear.--IV. Garrick and Colley Cibber's Love's last Shift, Mrs. Woffington act in Dublin- revived.--XX. 1752-3. MoiTop enThe Garrick fever.- V. Appearance gaged at Drury Lane-Excelled in a Drury Lane in Lear, Richard, leveral Characters--The Brothers, Hanlei, &c – Minicks some of the by Dr. Young-Moore's Gamester. principal Actors. V. 1743-4; -XXI. Boadicea, by Glover-Foote Farrel with Míacklin-Cause and engaged at Drury Lane-Zara reOrigin of the Dispute--Macklin vived-Crisp's
. Virginia—-Garrick's pamathes his Cafe---Garrick answers fine Aating in it. --XXII. 1754. i-Violent Riot in the House Whitehead's Creusa. - XXIII. Macklin's Faction overcome.-VII. 1754-5. Beaumont and Fletcher's Garrick in Macbeth-Parties formed Chances-Mrs. Abington-Browne's izainst him-His Performance tri- Barbarossa -Mallet's Britannia riphed over all Malignity.- VIII. Vaubrugh's Mistake. --XXIV. Garrick's Performances in Regulus 1755-6. The Chinese Festival-A and Mahonne ---Account of those Number of Dancers imported by Tragedies.---IX. 1744-5. Garrick Noverre--The Public resolved to in the Characters of Sir John Brute, oppose them, because a French War Tancred, and Othello --Revives had broken out à violent RiotSakelpeare's King John-- Tancred The Show not exhibited— The Ap2. Sigismunda.-X. 1745-6. As prentice-Winter's Tale-Browne's in Dublin in conjunction with She- Athelstan.-XXV. 1756-7. Rule a nidan— Rebellion in Scotland Wife and have a Wife-Garrick's Barry's Appearance in Oihello.--XI. Farce of Lilliput -The Tempest 165. Engaged by Richa-Quin, changed to ani Opera-Shirley's Sirs. Cibber, Mrs. Pritchard, Wood Gamesters revived ---Farce of Lethe ward
, &c.-Extraordinary Powers of -XXVI, 1757-8. Mrs. Centlivre's Berry – Miss in her Teens--Sufpi. WonderSmollett's Reprisalsous Husband-Anecdote of Qulin Home's Agis-+Soutnerne's Isabella
Garrick. --XII. 1747-8. Patentee The Upholsterer. - XXVII. 1758-9-
Garrick as Marplot -The Route, by the Curtain-Kelly's False Delicacy Hill-Mallet's Euridice-Orphan of —Hurd and D'Alembert on Comedy China-Differences between Garrick - Zenobia.---XXXIX. Mrs. Price and the Author-Anecdote of Foote, chard retires, 1702-Her Death -XXVIII. 1759-60. Mr. King en- Bickerstaff's Padlock-Acted before gaged at Drury Lane--High Life the King of Denmark--Anecdote of below Stairs-Macklin's Love à-la. Colonel Barré-Dow's Zingis-- Mirs Mode-Garrick's Guardian-Acted Griffith's School for Rakts-il for C. Smart's Benefit-Harlequin's 1769-70. Home's Fatal Discovery Invasion--Way to Keep Him-- Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon-The Home's Siege of Aquileia--Sou- Proceffion exhibited on the Staye therne's Oroonoko.—XXIX.1960-1, Bickerstaff's 'Tis Well it's no Morie Colman's Polly Honeycomb Way –Kelly's A Word to the Wise.to Keep Him enlarged --Colman's XLI. 1770-1. Arthur and Eme: Jealous Wife---Cymbeline—All in line-Cibher's Non-juror aitereithe Wrong--The Citizen--Old Hanlet injudiciously altered by GarMaid-Sheridan engaged at Drury rick.--XLII. 1771-2. Almida, a Lane--Brooke's Earl of Essex-king Tragedy-Cumberland's West Indian John--Quarrel between Sheridan and Timon of Athens altered--ConGarrick-Whitehead's School for berland's Fashionable Lover: The Lovers-Hawkesworth's Edgar and Grecian Daughter-Barry's Deatida Emmeline--Garrick's Fariner's Re- 1777--Garrick's Irish Widow.-turn.---XXX. 1;62-3. Colman's XLIII. 1772-3. O'Brien's Duel-Musical Lady-Violent Riot on the Cross Purposes-Home's Alonzo.--Half Price-- Mallet's Elvira--Garrick XLIV. 1773-4. Death of Mr. Lacy visits the Continent.
--Dow's Sethona-- Burgoyne's Maic
of the Oaks, and the HeiressCum VOL. 11.
berland's Choleric Mau,---XLV CHAP. XXXI, 1763-4. State of Jepbron's Braganza--Garrick's Bm the Theatre in Garrick's Absence-- Ton. -XLVI. 1775-6. Colman Colman's Deuce is in Him.-XXXII. Tington Spa-Mrs. Cowley's Run 1704-5. Powel's first Appearance -
away-Garrick's Fund for the Reli Holland, a good Actor -- King, Mrs. of distrelled Actors.---XLVII. Ga Pritchard, Mrs. Abington, and Miss rick's latt Appearance on the Star Pope, the great comic Performers as Don Felix-Dr. Browne's Ch Mrs. Griffith's Platonic Wite, racter of Garrick--Smollett's Pao XXXIII. 1705. Garrick reiurns from gyric on Garrick as an Aelor. his Travels - Anecdotes of the Duke XLVIII. 1778-9. Garrick in i of Parma, Garrick, and Clairon. Retreat visited by Persons of bi
-XXXIV. 1765-6. Bickertiaif's Rank-His Letter to Jefe Foote Daphne and Amvnior--
Mrs. Cib. Vifit: Farl Spencer in Northainpito ber's Oracle.-- XXXV. Wycheriey's Thire-His Death, January 20, Plain Dealer-Clandestine Marriage buried in Westminster Abbey bing in the Charaéter of Lord XLIX. State of the Drama be Ogleby.----XXXVI. 17:6-7. Death Garrick's Appearance-Public T of Mrs. Cibber and Quin, 1764- reformed by him—-Voltaire's Wycherley's Country Wite, altered by tempts to depreciate Shaketpear Garrick--Farce of Neck or Nothing Garrick's Liberality to Pertorn --Cyton-Franklin's Earl of War --L, Garrick considered as an Act wik --XXXVII. Colman's English : Colley Cibber's Account of Bete Merchani--Reed's Dido-Garrick's --Anecdote of Shireíf, the Minial Linco's Travels.--XXXVII.2707.8. painter.-LI. Garrick confidere Mr. and Mrs. Barry engaged at Drury an Author-No good Edition of Lane, 1767–The Tragedy of Dou. Works.--LII. Carrick in pr glas revised--Garrick's Peep behind. Lile.
his life in going to the window, and Mr. Walıdley's Letters to Mr. After Tome dalliance, he dropped it,
there playing in fancy with his child. Collon Macklie's Cale-Garrick's and bursting into a flood of tears, filled Answer-Reply to Do.--Lord Bo- the house with shrieks of grief and bitter dingbroke's Lette: to Aaron Hill- anguish. He then sat down, in a pen. "Prologues-Garrick's Letter to Smol. five mood, his eyes fixed on one oblett-Ode on erecting a Statne to jeet, at times looking lowly round Shakespeare--Garrick's Letter to him, as if to implore compaflion. Jeile Foose--Mr. Fearon's Account Garrick was often present at this scene
of Garrick's Illness-kipitiph-Sie. of mifery, and was ever after used to ridan's Honody--Ode on the Death fay, that it gave him the first idea of of Ms. Pelham-Elegy--Currick's King Lear's inadnets. This writer ha's
often seen him rise in company to give Will.
a representation of this unfortunate
father. He leaned on the back of a EXTRACTS.
chair, seeming with parental fondnefs GARRICK'S PERFORMANCE OF LEAR
to play with a child, and, after ex
pressing the most heartfelt delight, he “ IT was in Lear’s madness that fuddenly dropped the infant, and inGarrick's genius was remarkably dif- stantly broke out in a most violent tinguished. lie had no sudden starts, agony of grief, so tender, so affecting, no violent gesticulation; his move and pathetic, that every eye in com. ments were flow and feeble; misery pany was moistened with a guth of was depicted in his countenance; he tears. There it was,' said Garricki, moved his head in the most deliberate • that I learned to imitate madness; I manner; his eyes were fixed, or, if copied nature, and to that owed my they turned to any one near him, he fuccefs in King Lear. It is wonders made a pause, and fixed his look on ful to tell that he defcended from that the person after much delay; his fea- first character in tragedy, to the part tures at the same time telling what he of Abel Drugger; he represented the was going to say, before he uttered a tobacco-boy in the truest comic style : word. During the whole time he pre- no grimace, no starting, no wild gestifented a sight of woe and misery, and culation. He feemed to be a new a total alienation of mind from every man. Hogarth, the famous painter, idea but that of his unki:d daughters. saw him in Richard III. and on the He was used to tell how he acquired following night in Abel Drugger: he the hints that guided him, when he was fo ftruck, that he said to Garrick, began to study this great and difficult • You are in your element when you part: he was acquainted with a wortiry •are begrimed with dirt, or up to Tan, who lived in Leman Street, your elbows in blood.' Goodman's Fields ; this friend had an “ The managers of Drury Lane and only daughter, about two years old; Covent Garden played to thin houses, the stood at his dining-room window, while Garrick drew the town after fondling the child, and dangling it in him; and the actors beheld his prodi'his arms, when it was his misfortune gious success with an evil eye. Quin, to drop the infant into a Aagged arca, in his sarcastic vein, said, “This is the and killed it on the spot. He remained “wonder of a day; Garrick is a new at his window screaming in agonies of religion; the people follow him as grief. The neighbours Aocked to the "another Whitfield, but they will foon house, took up the child, and delivered "return to church again. The joke it dead to the unhappy father, who was relished, and soon spread through wept bitterly, and filled the street with the town. Garrick thought it required Jarentations. He lost his fenfes, and an answer: he replied in the following from that moment never recovered his Epigram: understanding. As he had a sufficient fortune, his friends chose to let him • Pope Quin, who damns all churches remain in his house, under two keepers
but his own, appointed by Dr. Monro. Garrick Complains that Herefy infests the frequently went to see his distracted town; friend, who passed the remainder of
• That Whitfield Garrick has miled gave him a commiffion to enlist in his
fervice the best performers he could • And taints the sound religion of the find. Noverre arrived in London in stage.
the month of August, with a band of He says that Schism has turn'd the no less than a hundred chosen for his nation's brain,
purpose. He went to work immedi. • But eyes will open, and to church ately, and gave directions to carpenagain.
ters, scene-painters, taylors, and, in • Thou grand infallible! forbear to the mean time, exercised his dancers roar;
for an exhibition called, The Chinese • Thy bulls and errors are rever'd no Festival. The scribblers, the small wits,
and the whole tribe of disappointed When doctrines meet with general authors, declared war against the maapprobation,
nager. In newspapers, efsays, and pa. ' It is not Herefy but Reformation.' ragraphs, they railed at an undertak.
ing calculated, as they said, to main“ Quin was now, like his own Fal- tain a gång of Frenchmen. The spirit staff, not only witty in himself, but of the interior class was roused, and the cause of wit in others. The lines spread like wildfire through London contain more truth than is generally and Westminster. Garrick was alarmed, found in epigrams. Garrick's style of but still thought he could avert the acting was universally acknowledged impending storm. The King had never to be a reformation. He was the un
seen him act; this he stated to the doubted matter of the fock and buskin. Duke of Grafton, then Lord ChamHe aspired also to the rank of a drama- berlain, and made it his request to have tic writer; and to the Lying. Valet, the honour of appearing before his which had been performed with ap- Majesty, when, according to custom, plause, he added the farce of Lethe, in which he acted three different cha- of parliament, he honoured the play
on the day of opening the session racters. In the month of May 1741, house with his presence. The fahe closed the season at Goodman's
vour was granted, and Richard III. Fielda, after a career of the most bril. liant success.” Vol. i. p. 27.
was announced by command. This contrivance, Garrick flattered himself,
would preserve peace and good order. FRENCH DANCERS OPPOSED BY THE royal presence, he hoped, would pro
His performance of Richard, and the PUBLIC--ANECDOTE OF GEORGE II.
cure a quiet reception for the Chinese “SEPTEMBER 1755, to June 1756. Festival. He found himself mistaken. --An unexpected storm gathered over The play being finished, the dancers Garrick's head in the beginning of this entered, and all was noise, tumult, and season. He had employed the summer commotion. His Majesty was amazed in planning schemes for the entertain. at the uproar; but, being told that it ment of the town, and was resolved was because people hated the French, to spare no expense in preparing scenery he smiled, and withdrew from a scene and splendid decorations. For this of confusion. The affray continued purpose, he invited an artist, celebrated without intermiflion above an hour. throughout Europe for his skill in all In the mean time, Mr. Fitzherbert, the graceful movements of dancing, father of Lord St. Helens, and poffeffed and the art of presenting a regular of wit, humour, and politeness, almost story in du.nb show. Such an exhibi- beyond any gentleman of that day, tion would most probably have the went into the green room, where the attraction of novelty, and superfede present writer happened to be. He the neceffity of introducing those mon had been, in consequence of an office, Atrous pantomimes, with which Mr. which he held, one of the attendants Lun hored he could filence Shake in the King's box. Garrick was impa. fpeare, fonfon, Otway, and Rowe. tient to know what bis Majesty thought The person whole dances were ad- of Richard. I can say nothing on · mired at every court on the continent, that head,' replied Mr. Fitzherbert, was Monsieur Noverre, a native of but when an actor told Richard, Switzerland. Garrick entered into a ““The Mayor of London comes to most liberal engagement with him, and greet you," the King roused himself;
and when Tafwell entered buffoon- this introduction, the Doctor sat down, *ing the character, the King exclaimed, ard was highly diverting for near an «« Duke of Grafton, I like that Lord hour. He rose on a sudden, and, • Mayor;” and when the scene was "Well! Garrick,' faid he, I have 'over, he said again, “ Duke of Graf had enough of this, and now I'll go
ton, that is good Lord Mayor”,- and tee the tall woman at Charing • Well! but the warlike bustle, the • Cross. From that time the present • drums and trumpets, and the thouts writer was intimate with Dr. Munsey, • of foldiers, must have awakened a and found him on all occasions a most
great military genius.'— I can lay picatant companion.” Vol. i. p. 282.. nothing of that,' replied Mr. Fitzherbert; but when Richard was in • Bofworth field, roaring for a horse, GARRICK'S LAST
his Majesty said, “ Duke of Graf'ton, will that Lord Mayor not come “ WE come now to the close of the again”?
fcafon in June 1776. On the roth of “ After fome time passed in merri- that inonth our English Roícius made ment, Garrick's friends advised him to his last bow to the public. To him it think no more of the Chinese Festival; was a moment big with regret, with but the experiment was repeated three forrow, and heartfelt gratitude. He or four nights more. The opposition was for some time inclined to end his went on with additional violence. course with the part that he at firit fet Gentlemen of rank leaped out of the out with; but, upon confideration, he boxes to support the manager. Swords judged, that after the fatigue of fo lawere drawn, but John Bull still hated borious a character as Richard III. it Frenchmen, though the band imported would be out of his power to utter a by Noverre were Italians, Swiss, and farewell word to the audience. He, Germans. At last the rioters resolved therefore, chose the part of Don Felix to end the contest; they tore up the in the comedy of The Wonder. He knew benches, broke the luftres, threw down that he was to go through a severe trial, the partitions of the boxes, and, but he mustered up his spirits, resolved mounting the stage, demolished the to exert himself through the night with Chinese scenery. The necessary repairs his utmost vigour, and show himself, took five or six days, and, in the in- qualis ab incepin, a great actor to the terval, public notice was given, that last. Public notice was given, that the the proposed entertainment was laid profits of the night were to be alligned aside for ever. The popular fury was to the fund for the relief of thole, who appeased, and the business of the should be obliged by their infirmities theatre went on without interruption.” to retire from the stage." Vol.ii. p. 129. Vol. i. p. 276.
“ The thought of parting was a. heavy weight on Garrick's fpirits. His mind was clouded and deprefred
by a number of reflections that occur« THE following anecdote may, red to a man of his sensibility; and yet perhaps, amuse the reader. On the he not only contrived to write a lively morning after the farce (Apprentice) prologue, but, with an air of gaiety, was acted, Mr. Garrick paid the au delivered it in his usual manner. Hav. thor a visit, and brought with him the ing diverted the audience, and difcelebrated Dr. Munsey, whom this pelled the gloom that hung over his writer had never feen. Garrick en mind, he went through the part of tered the dining-room, and turning Don Felix with great humour and fuddenly round, ran to the door and well-disembled vivacity. The end of called out, · Dr. Munfey, where are the play was the awful moment. He * you going?'-_Up stairs to see the was then to take his final leave of the • author,' said Munsey. •Pho! pho! public, whose protection le had eri' come down, the author is here.' joyed during a munber of years. With Dr. Munsey came, and, as he entered a countenance that plainly spoke what the room, said, in his free way, · You wits working at his heart, he lepped • scoundrel! I was going up to the forward, and, after some pausi, ad. • garret: who could think of finding șrelled the audience in the following an au' or on the first floor?' After words, which were on the next day
ANECDOTE OF DR. MUNSEY.