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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irving, Sir Henry 1838- (search)
or of merit at the St. James Theatre, in London, as Doricourt in The Belle's stratagem. In 1870 he appeared as Digby Grant in the Two Roses, which was played for 300 nights; and in 1871, after playing the part of Mathias in The bells at the Lyceum Theatre, he came to be regarded as the greatest actor in England. He assumed the management of the Lyceum Theatre in 1878, and raised that house to an international reputation. In May, 1881, he opened a memorable engagement with Edwin Booth, producing Othello, in which the two actors alternated the parts of Othello and Iago. He has made several successful tours of the United States in company with Ellen Terry, on one of which (1884) he delivered an address on The art of acting before the students of Harvard University. In a lecture on Amusements, before the Church of England Temperance Society, he made a strong defence of the morality of the stage. He published Impressions of America (1884). In 1895 he received the honor of knighthood.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Petersburg. (search)
lumn, which advanced to within half a mile of the city, and held Tearing up the Railroad. a position from which shells might be cast into the town. They were driven back with great loss. On the same day (June 16) General Butler sent out General Terry to force Beauregard's lines, and destroy and hold, if possible, the railway in that vicinity. He had gained possession of the track, and was proceeding to destroy it, when he was attacked by a division of Longstreet's corps, on its way from Richmond to Petersburg. Terry was driven back to the intrenchments at Bermuda Hundred before aid could reach him. On the morning of the 17th the 7th and 9th Corps renewed the attack upon the works at Petersburg, when the hill upon which Fort Steadman was afterwards built was carried and held by the former. Another attack was made by the 9th Corps in the afternoon, and a severe battle began, and continued until night, with great slaughter. Desperate attempts had been made to recapture what t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 43 (search)
at of a family with a scolding mother; and how admirably do they in turn enact a character which they have never even seen! I remember to have officiated in the humble capacity of stage-manager, long since, when two little girls of six represented the successive tableaux of a pretty German book, describing the day's friendship of two children. One picture represented a quarrel, the playmates pulling at a doll which each desires. The little performers got into a great frolic just before the curtain went up; there was not a moment to tutor them; but in the very instant, as the curtain rose, both faces passed into a look of childish anger that was absolutely startling. They were peculiarly amiable children, and had never had anything but happiness with one another; yet they brought instantaneously into their looks, without a hint from any one, an expression which Janauschek or Ellen Terry might have envied. Such a feat would be impossible to those who had no natural sense of humor.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, Index. (search)
Spanish manners, 25. Spenser, Edmund, quoted, 307. Spinning, in Homer, 8; in ancient Rome, 13. Spinsters, insufficient supply of, 39. Stael, Madame de, 57. Stone, Fanny, 56, 58. Stone, General C. P., 56. Stowe, H. B., 236. Studley, Cornelia, 287. Sngden, Sir, Edward, 138. Swedenborg, Emanuel, 159. swing of the social pendulum, the, 22. T. Taylor, Bayard, quoted, 6. Taylor's theorem, 287. Tennyson, Alfred. Lord, quoted, 76, 123, 249. Also 77, 136, 308. Terry, Ellen, 221. Thackeray, W. M., 55, 138, 173, 180,285. The bread-winners cited, 104. Thomas, E. M., 225. Thompson, Elizabeth, 261. Thoreau, H. D., 285. Tobogganing, 215. Toil, the daughters of, 70. Tourguenieff. J. S., 50, 309. toy of royalty, the, 105. Tracy, Senator, quoted, 98. Trench, Archdeacon, quoted, 14. Trollope, Anthony, 157. trust funds, 187. Tullia or Tulliola, 276. Twain, Mark, 37, 153. 218. U. Uncommonplace, A Plea for the, 192. unreasonable