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rs, but I saw little of them, excepting Mr. Sharp, formerly a Member of Parliament, and who, from his talents in society, has been called Conversation Sharp.
He has been made an associate of most of the literary clubs in London, from the days of Burke down to the present time.
He told me a great many amusing anecdotes of them, and particularly of Burke, Porson, and Grattan, with whom he had been intimate; and occupied the dinner-time as pleasantly as the same number of hours have passed with Burke, Porson, and Grattan, with whom he had been intimate; and occupied the dinner-time as pleasantly as the same number of hours have passed with me in England.
He gave me a new reading in Macbeth, from Henderson, to whom Mrs. Siddons once read her part for correction, when Mr. Sharp was present.
The common pointing and emphasis is:— Macbeth. If we should fail? Lady Macbeth.
We fail. But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail.
No, said Henderson, on hearing her read it thus,
that is inconsistent with Lady Macbeth's character.
She never permits herself to doubt their success, and least of all when a