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London, by David Hughson - Page 328
by Edward Pugh - 1807
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London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis ...

David Hughson - London (England) - 1807
...front of the stage; the front boxes were a continued semi-circle to the bare walls of the house on each side : this extraordinary and superfluous space...eunuch's holding note, it is true, might be sweetened by it; but the articulate sounds of a speaking voice were drowned by the hollow reverberations of one...
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London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British ..., Volume 4

David Hughson - London (England) - 1807
...front of the stage; the front boxes were a continued semi-circle to the bare walls of the house on each side: this extraordinary and superfluous space...gabbling of so many people in the lofty aisles of a cak thedral. The tone of a trumpet, or swelling of an eunuch's holding note, it is true, might be sweetened...
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pt. 2. Authors and actors: I-Y. Appendix. Additions and corrections

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812
...front of the stage ; " the front boxes were a continued semicif cle to the bare walls of " the house on each side : this extraordinary and superfluous space...the gabbling of so many " people in the lofty aisles in a cathedral. The tone of a " trumpet, or the swell of an eunuch's holding note, 't is true, " might...
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Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H

David Erskine Baker - Dramatists, English - 1812
...of the stage; •" the front boxes were a continued semicircle to the bare walls of " the house on each side : this extraordinary and superfluous space...the gabbling of so many " people in the lofty aisles in a cathedral. The tone of a •" trumpet, or the swell of an eunuch's holding note, 'tis true, "...
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Franklin's Letters to His Kinsfolk, Written During the Years 1818 ..., Volume 2

Franklin James Didier - England - 1822
...audience, occasioned such an undulation from the voice of every actor, that (says Colley Gibber) " what they said sounded like the gabbling of so many...lofty aisles of a cathedral! The tone of a trumpet, or the swelling of an eunuch's holding-note, 'tis true, might be sweetened by it; but the articulate sounds...
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Reminiscences of Michael Kelly of the King's theatre, and Theatre royal ...

Michael Kelly - 1826
...gilded cornices, and immoderately high roof, scarce one word in ten could be distinctly heard. The extraordinary and superfluous space occasioned such...lofty aisles of a cathedral. The tone of a trumpet, or the swell of a musical voice, might be sweetened by it; but the articulate sounds of a speaking voice...
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An apology for the life of mr. Colley Cibber, written by himself

Colley Cibber - 1826 - 340 pages
...front of the stage : the front boxes were a continued semicircle to the bare walls of the house on each side. This extraordinary and superfluous space...generally what they said sounded like the gabbling of to many people in the lofty isles in the cathedral. The tone of a trumpet, or the swell of an eunuch's...
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Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, of the King's Theatre, and Theatre ..., Volume 2

Michael Kelly - Musicians - 1826
...gilded cornices, and immoderately high roof, scarce one word in ten could be distinctly heard. The extraordinary and superfluous space occasioned such...an undulation from the voice of every actor, that gerierally what they said sounded like the gabbling of so many people in the lofty aisles of a cathedral....
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Festivals, Games, and Amusements, Ancient and Modern

Horace Smith - Amusements - 1831 - 382 pages
...scarcely one word in ten could be heard. " The extraordinary and superfluous space," ,says Gibber, " occasioned such an undulation from the voice of every...lofty aisles of a cathedral. The tone of a trumpet, or the swell of a singer's holding note, 'tis true, might be sweetened by it; but the articulate sounds...
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Festivals, Games, and Amusements

Horace Smith - English literature - 1833 - 355 pages
...scarcely one word in ten could be heard. " The extraordinary and superfluous space," says Gibber, " occasioned such an undulation from the voice of every...lofty aisles of a cathedral. The tone of a trumpet, or the swell of a singer's holding note, 'tis true, might be sweetened by it; but the. articulate sounds...
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