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Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (26 Jun. 2012)
By: British Museum. Dept. Drawings (Author)
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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...The text, which is in verse, congratulates D. Garrick on his return to England, and gives counsel for his conduct in respect to certain animadversions which had distressed him:--'And can such Criticks teaze thee? And can such praises please thee? O, if they can, Alas! poor man, No more deride Thy neighbour's weakness, folly, pride, But cure thy own, If thou art able, While I make known My friendship to thee, in a Fable.' The Fable describes an Ape who had become famous:--'And shew'd his tricks before the Lion-King.' The Ape, a master of mimicry, satirized every profession, and made much money by this means, but he thus excited the envy of many inferior creatures, who united against him, and wrote opprobrious criticisms, and bitter censures: the Horse alone stood by him. The Ape was discouraged and became ill: the Horse helped him and took him away for change of air: nevertheless, a Physician was sent for in the person of the Cock, who discovered that the cause of the Ape's ailment was in his tail, which:--'A thousand difFrent forms could take, Twirl, twist and vary to his mind. If Lords were ap'd--this pliant queue Was cross his breast a ribbon blue, Or green, or red--and then slap-dash, A Chaplain's scarf, or Col'nel's sash: ' c. Oval. 4-X 3j»:n., diameters. Brit. Mus. Library, 840. k. 10-12. 4138. A Satire on a Performance of ' Hamlet', and British Admiration for the Stage. R. Q. M. (R. S' George Mansergh) Pinx1. c. 1765 An engraving very carefully, but not skilfully wrought, showing the performance of a portion of ' Hamlet', the combat of Laertes and his enemy, before the king. The last, a very fat woman (?), holding a fan, is in the middle of the stage, and clad in a quaint...
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