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L I F E

OF

MRS. SIDD ON S.

BY THOMAS CAMPBELL.

“Pity it is that the momentary beauties flowing from a harmonious elocu-
tion cannot, like those of poetry, be their own record ;-that the animated
graces of the Player can live no longer than the instant breath and motion that
represent them; or at least can bat faintly glimmer through the memory and
imperfect attestation of a few surviving spectators."-CIBBER.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS-82 CLIFF.STREET.

183 4. ,

TO SAMUEL ROGERS, Esq.

MY DEAR FRIEND, I HAVE heard you say, that, rare as it was to meet with so gifted a genius as that of Mrs. Siddons, it was almost equally so to meet in human nature with so much candid and benignant singleness of mind as belonged to her personal character. Though this was always my own conviction, yet I was gratified to hear it strongly expressed by one so well acquainted with her, and possessing so much perspicacity. From the happiness which I have felt in the congeniality of our sentiments respecting the illustrious subject of this Volume, I beg leave to inscribe it to you, with the regard of

Yours sincerely,

T. CAMPBELL.

AMPBE

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