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" Garrick reckoned a tolerable author, though he has proved how little sense is necessary to form a great actor ! His Cymon, his prologues and epilogues, and forty such pieces of trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well... "
English Actors: Their Characteristics and Their Methods - Page 28
by Sir Henry Irving - 1886 - 60 pages
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The Edinburgh monthly magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's Edinburgh ..., Volume 4

1819
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 4

England - 1819
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two •women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 4

England - 1819
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of VVilkes, one said he squinted...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral ..., Volume 6, Parts 11-12

Richard Alfred Davenport - Conduct of life - 1827
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you' know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1827
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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New elegant extracts: A unique selection ... from the most eminent prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent prose and epistolary ...

New elegant extracts - 1827
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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The Young Lady's Book of Classical Letters: Consisting of Epistolary ...

Conduct of life - 1836 - 320 pages
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes, as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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The Correspondence of Horace Walpole, with George Montagu, Esq., [and Others ...

Horace Walpole - 1837
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted—t'other...
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Private correspondence

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1837
...trash, are below mediocrity, and yet delight the mob in the boxes as well as in the footman's gallery. I do not mention the things written in his praise, because he writes most of them himself. But you know any one popular merit can confer all merit. Two women talking of Wilkes, one said he squinted...
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