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Farce follow'd Comedy, and reach'd her prime,
And turn'd some very serious things to jest.
In all me time (the stage's prime!) and The Other One was Booth.
EDMUND VANCE COOKE-The Other One was Booth.
I think I love and reverence all arts equally, only putting my own just above the others; because in it I recognize the union and culmination of my own. To me it seems as if when God conceived the world, that was Poetry; He formed it, and that was Sculpture; He colored it, and that was Painting; He peopled it with living beings, and that was the grand, divine, eternal Drama.
See, how these rascals use me! They will not let my play run; and yet they steal my thunder. JOHN DENNIS See Biographia Britannica. Vol. V. P. 103.
Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks:
Satire's the sauce, high-season'd, sharp and rough.
Kind masks and beaux, I hope you're pepperproof?
Wit is the wine; but 'tis so scarce the true
Everybody has his own theatre, in which he is manager, actor, prompter, playwright, sceneshifter, boxkeeper, doorkeeper, all in one, and audience into the bargain.
J. C. AND A. W. HARE-Guesses at Truth.
It's very hard! Oh, Dick, my boy,
A little private spouting;