On this occasion she was brought before the curtain again and again, the whole audience, from orchestra to the top gallery, rising to their feet and cheering wildly.
In imagination I can to this day see her majestic figure as she appeared to acknowledge the encores.
She followed the next night (her benefit) with Mrs. Haller, in Kotzebue's play, The Stranger, and as Mrs. Simpson in Simpson & company, to a superb audience of appreciative admirers.
Lady MacBETHeth, Cardinal Wolsey, and Nancy Sykes were also given at the earnest request of a large number of distinguished people, who signed a petition to her to gratify them by prolonging the engagement seven nights.
Each night the house was as full as the managers dared to allow.
One never tired of seeing her. She was the personification of power and grace, and so forceful that one was impressed by her peerless physical and mental strength, and yet she seemed as gentle as a child.
Few women have left a deeper impress upon the age