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The Daily Dispatch: March 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Wood Burnt. (search)
Theatre. --Mr. Couldock's rendition of "Richelieu," on Tuesday night, was a master-piece of acting, and we need bestow upon it no higher compliment than this. We are gratified to state that he was very well supported, and the patronage of the public on the occasion was on a liberal scale. To-night Mr. Couldock appears as "Caleb Plummer," in the beautiful drama founded on Dickens' story of the "Cricket on the Hearth." The entertainment will conclude with the farce of an "Alarming Sacrifice," as a preclude to which the orchestra will perform the ever-popular "Dixie."
The Daily Dispatch: June 19, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Ordnance Department, Va., may 26, 1861. (search)
Theatre. --The first week of Mr. Jefferson's engagement proved highly successful, and his benefit on Friday night was a rouser. On Saturday night Jefferson played his old character of Paul Pry, and we have to thank him for the hearty laugh we enjoyed. He always introduces some new and irresistibly comic feature to excite the mirth of the audience. The French play of the Courier of Lyons was in the main well performed. One or two of the actors, however, were imperfect in their parts, and made some awkward mistakes, the effect of which was to seriously impair the harmony of a good piece. To-night Jefferson will appear as Newman Noggs, in the excellent play founded on Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby — an attraction sufficient to fill the house to its utmost capacity.
The Daily Dispatch: December 10, 1860., [Electronic resource], The Burning of the
Kentucky Lunatic Asylum. (search)
Southern Literary Messenger. The Southern Literary Messenger for December contains many useful, interesting and suggestive articles in prose and verse. It has given us pleasure to bear tribute to the able and spirited manner in which Dr. Bagby conducts this periodical. Aside from the editors contributions, there are thirteen articles, historical, scientific, humorous and pathetic. "Lady Mary Wortley Montague," "Popular Lectures on the Various Forces of Matter," "Thackeray versus Dickens," are the leading prose compositions; and "Tom Johnson's Country Courting; " "The Northman's Cause;" "Death and Burial of De Soto;" "De Profundis;" "Music on the Gulf Shore," and "Lines to Mary," make up a sufficiently varied poetical entertainment. The leading editorial article is a discussion of Disunion, in which the editor advocates immediate secession, and strongly commends the position of South Carolina. The following opening sentence is the key-note of the whole article: "The
Dickens. --The novelist, Dickens, indulges in some petty affectations; a flag waves above his housetop, like the Queen's over Buckingham Palace, as a signal to all interested that the distinguished occupant is at home. Dickens. --The novelist, Dickens, indulges in some petty affectations; a flag waves above his housetop, like the Queen's over Buckingham Palace, as a signal to all interested that the distinguished occupant is at home.
Munificent. --Miss Burdett Coutts, of England, is again enviably conspicuous. Dickens first brought her into notice by dedicating David Copperfield to her; she then added to her fame by introducing into the fashionable circles of London a Liverpool street cripple, who used to go about in a little car, playing on an accordion, and subsequently by offering to back Dickens, Jr., commercially, to any amount. Now the most important drinking fountain yet designed for London is being erected, cating David Copperfield to her; she then added to her fame by introducing into the fashionable circles of London a Liverpool street cripple, who used to go about in a little car, playing on an accordion, and subsequently by offering to back Dickens, Jr., commercially, to any amount. Now the most important drinking fountain yet designed for London is being erected, through the munificence of this lady, in Victoria Park. The cost will be about £5,000; the height 57 feet; the diameter 26 feet.
The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Notice to our Subscribers. (search)
The Federal Congress. Washington, July 4. --The Senate met to lay, and was organized. Messrs. Powell and Breckinridge, from Kentucky; Polk, of Missouri; Johnson, of Tenn; and Kennedy and Pearce, of Md., were in their seats. The credentials of Messrs. Lane and Pomeroy, and of Dr. Ewing, for the long term, from Kansas; Browning, from Illinois; and McDougal, from California, were presented. Copies of the Navy, estimates were demanded. Mr. Wilson will introduce a bill to-morrow to confirm the acts of President Lincoln. Notice was given of the future introduction of bills to employ volunteers — to enforce the laws — to increase the military establishment — for the better organization of the military — to promote the efficiency and organization of the volunteer forces of the United States and to call the military force of the United States "the National Guard." Mr. Dickens resigned the Secretaryship of the Senate. Adjo
The Daily Dispatch: August 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], Rather close. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1861., [Electronic resource],
"Sober Second Thought." --In our paper of a year ago this week, under the head "Unmarried," appeared the names of a couple who figure to-day under the head of "Married." They were divorced in the Superior Court just one year ago to-day, and, after trying the experiment of celibacy for a year, it seems they have concluded to "join teams" again. This is an instance of "sober second thought" which we so often hear commended, and we trust the illustrious couple will never have occasion to regret their second embarkation on the Matrimonial Ship. We should call this a romance in real life. Wonder if Dickens won't write a story about it, entitled "Once a Year."-- East Haddam (Conn.) Journal.