Memoirs of the Life of George Frederick Cooke, Esquire (1); by William Dunlap

Memoirs of the Life of George Frederick Cooke, Esquire (1);

William Dunlap
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  • ISBN
    9781150239670 / 1150239670
  • Title Memoirs of the Life of George Frederick Cooke, Esquire (1);
  • Author William Dunlap
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 74
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 8mm x 152mm


Volume: 1 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1813 Original Publisher: D. Longworth Subjects: Biography

Publisher Description

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1813. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... that he saw the absurdity of his hypocondriacal notion, fell to laughing at the pigmy race, which he had before sworn were giants, and was cured of that madness ever after. CHAP. XVI. Mr. Cooke's summer business—His chronicle —His journal, commenced in September, 1805—His remarks on Jane Shore—Every Man in his Humour—Mr. Cooke plays Lord Davenant, in the Mysterious Husband—His remarks on it—His remarks on John Hull—Plays Jachimo—Plays at Bath and Bristol, in April, 1806—Unfortunately stops at Marlbro'—His journal, began in May, 1806—Opinion of managers—Goes in June with Mr. Rock to Glasgow—Goes to Dublin—Returns to London in September—His journal, began in November, 1806 —Sans pareil theatre—Olympic Pavilion — Visit from an author. MR. COOKE says, in his “ chronicle,” "I commenced my summer routine, (1805, ) at Birmingham; played two or three nights at Stroud; then at Manchester, with the usual success, and three nights at Litchfield races.“ He played Rolla at Manchester, for his benefit. Cooke has sometimes said, that if he ”could not take a liberty with his friends, who the devil could he take a liberty with;“ and I think, for Cooke to play Rolla, was taking a liberty as great as he could take with his friends. ”The next season passed at Covent Garden,“ says the ” chroni. cle." This is but a meagre account of twelve months of a man's life; but fortunately, after his summer excursion, my hero appears to have been more strongly stimulated to journalizing than usual, and to have been regular, and constant in his efforts. I will insert literally his journal of a large portion of 1805—6 and 7, which, though not his confessions, as I observed of a former, is a curious specimen, descriptive of his habits, and indicating his companions, his mode of life...

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