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runs thus: Sheridan, from boyhood, had been taunted with being the son of an actor. He had been called "the player boy" at school, and his election at Brooke's had been opposed on the same grounds. It was evidently his bitterest point, and Pitt probably knew this, when, in replying to a speech of the ex-dramatist, he said that "no man admired more than he did the abilities of that right honorable gentleman, the elegant sallies of his thought, the gay effusions of his fancy, his dramatic talents, if ever I again engage in the compositions he alludes to, I may be tempted to an act of presumption --to attempt an improvement on one of Ben Johnson's best characters, the character of the Angry Boy, in the Alchemist." The fury of Pitt, contrasted with the coolness of the man he had so shamefully attacked, made this sally irresistible, and from that time neither "the angry boy" himself, nor any of his colleagues, were anxious to twit Sheridan on his dramatic talents. Sherid