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“ Recruiting Officer;" and Sir Harry Wildair ; but he likewise attempted the active feats of Harlequin. In every essay he was gratified with constant and loud applause; and Ipswich has always boasted of having first seen and encouraged this memorable actor,

Having thus tried his powers before a provincial audience, and taken all necessary steps for appearing to advantage upon a London stage, he made his first appearance before a London audience, October 19, 1741, at Goodman's Fields, when he acted Richard III., for the first time. His acting was attended with the loudest acclamations of applause ; and his fame so quickly spread through the town, that the more established Theatres of Drury Lane and Covent Garden were deserted. The inhabitants of the most polite part of the town were drawn after him; and, although the Theatre, in Goodman's Fields, was - spoken of contemptuously, in the public journals of that time, “as a great ease to the Ladies of Ray Fair,' who were forced to trudge as far as Lincoln's Inn Fields, to mix themselves with the ladies of quality," this Theatre was now to be seen full of the splendor of St. James's and Grosvenor Square.

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“ Recruiting Officer;" and Sir Harry Wildair ; but he likewise attempted the active feats of Harlequin. In every essay he was gratified with constant and loud applause; and Ipswich has always boasted of having first seen and encouraged this memorable actor,

Having thus tried his powers before a provincial audience, and taken all necessary steps for appearing to advantage upon a London stage, he made his first appearance before a London audience, October 19, 1741, at Goodman's Fields, when he acted Richard III., for the first time. His acting was attended with the loudest acclamations of applause ; and his fame so quickly spread through the town, that the more established Theatres of Drury Lane and Covent Garden were deserted. The inhabitants of the most polite part of the town were drawn after him; and, although the Theatre, in Goodman's Fields, was - spoken of contemptuously, in the public journals of that time, as a great ease to the Ladies of 'Ray Fair,' who were forced to trudge as far as Lincoln's Inn Fields, to mix themselves with the ladies of quality,” this Theatre was now to be seen full of the splendor of St. James's and Grosvenor Square.

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