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James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Eminent women of the drama. (search)
t of her sure progress. Macready kept Covent Garden two years; and, in the course of that time, Helen Faucit played many important parts. Bulwer Lytton's Lady of Lyons was, for the first time, acted, during this term of management,--early in 1838,--and Helen Faucit was the original Pauline, to the Claude Melnotte of Macready. Ond patches, and personages moving-natural, and full of life, which, as the author drew them, were hollow phantasms. Conspicuously has she done so with the Lady of Lyons. I saw her when this play was first produced, and memory is sufficiently strong to compare the actress of that time with the actress of to-day. She can be comparhich was admirable in its earliest conception. I recall the sensation that moved a crowded house after the curtain fell on the first representation of the Lady of Lyons. There was a rumor that it was the production of Lytton Bulwer,--a rumor only, which, so carefully was the secret kept, some of his most intimate friends emphatic