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A Letter From Mr Cibber To Mr Pope

Auhtor: Colley Cibber

Language: english
Published: 1742

Genres:

correspondence,  criticism
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Letter From Mr Cibber To Mr Pope':

... and if he went on in his sauciness he might expect such a reception from him. The next night Gay came accordingly, and, treating him as Pope had ...
... attack in the form of broadsides, pamphlets and the like, Cibber is clearly innocent however, like many actors, he was an expert improvisator of ...
... in public throughout his life. But a charge of immorality did bother him, for he was anxious to be considered a moral man. Apparently he was-his ...
... was undertaken by the poet's friends, and the actor responded with The egoist, in which he defended himself, as in his Apology, by freely admitting his ...
... which appeared shortly after the Letter, points out rather severely the difference in meaning between Cibber's too and Pope's still, maintaining a ...
... an Author as Mr. Pope. Their spiriting me up to this unequal Engagement, I doubt is but an ill Compliment to my Skill, or my Discretion or, at best, ...
... over a parcel of poor Wretches, that were not able to hurt or resist you, so weak, it was almost Cowardice to conquer them or if they actually did ...
... might be Witnesses of the Fact, I submit, as to the most competent Judges, how far it ought, or ought not, to have provoked him. The Play of the Rehearsal, ...
... he accordingly found I kept my Word, for several Days following, I am afraid he has since thought, that his Pen was a sharper Weapon than his Tongue ...
... literally, his making a Libel of The Non-Juror, and from thence have a good Chance of his turning the Stream of their Favour against it. As for his playing ...
... I have said for Evidence in this Case yet there may be others, that are not obliged to refuse it. Let it therefore avail no more, than in reality it ...
... Marriage. Non omnia possumus omnes, is an allow'd Excuse for the Insufficiencies of all Mankind and if, as you see, you too must sometimes be forc'd ...
... of Self-Commendation) to bring any Proofs in my Favour. I must therefore submit it to Publick Judgment how full your Reflexion hits, or is wide ...
... the Man, I gave, in such manner, as I thought might best serve him: And if I don't over-rate my Recommendation, I believe its way to the Stage was made ...
... the Game, that he might see what sort of Figure a Man of his Size, Sobriety, and Vigour (in Verse) would make, when the frail Fit of Love had got into ...
... therefore leave the greater part of them without farther Observation to make the most of their Meaning. Some few of them however (perhaps from my want ...
... last Words indeed might have star'd you too full in the Face, not to have put your Conscience out of countenance. But a Wit of your Intrepidity, I see, ...
... will never get out of it. This, I confess, is only arguing with the same Confidence that you sometimes write that is, we both flatly affirm, and ...
... of any Pretension to Wit, whom your unguarded Temper had not fallen upon, in some biting Epigram among which you once caught a Pastoral Tartar, whose ...
... and that the majority of mercury in the environment comes from coal-fired power plants. But the book is mainly concerned with human exposure from the ...