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the passions are violent, and the speeches long, the performers must either spare their powers, or shorten their speeches. Mrs. Cibber chose the latter; by which she has been able to exert that force and expression which has been so strongly felt, and so sincerely applauded.
This play is built upon the agonies of a mind of keen sensibility, when known to have wedded a second husband while the first is living.
The power of SoutherN is the power of nature. No author, since Shakspere, possesses so sure a clue to all the labyrinths of the heart. His language is never tumid nor declamatory. What is to be spoken, therefore, at all times continues the impression, and the charm is unabating to the last.
Of a play to which the wonderful powers of Mrs. Siddons have so lately given its utmost force, the recollection of her exquisite performance will be the best eulogy of the author, who could thus furnish the scenes best adapted to her talents.
Men. Count BALnwin, father to Biron and Carlos Mr. Packer. B1RoN, married to Isabella, supposed dead - Mr. Kemble. CAR los, his younger brother - - - - - Mr. Barrymore. Vi L L E Roy, in love with Isabella, marries her Mr. Palmer. SAM Pson, Porter to Count Baldwin, - - Mr. Phillimore. 4 Child of Isabela's by Biron - - - Master Harlowe. Be 1 for D, a friend of Biron's - - - - Mr. R. Palmer. PEDRo, a friend to Carlos - - - Mr. Alfred. - Women.
Is A B E L LA, married to Biron and Villeroy - Mrs. Siddons. Nurse to Biron - - - - - Mrs. Booth.
Officers, Servants, Men and Women.
Count BALnwin, father to Biron and Carlos Mr. Hull.
BELLFor D, a friend of Biron's - - - - Mr. Davies.
officers, Servants, Men and Women.
'Tis yours, ye fair! to mend a thoughtless age,