by Jove the Thunderer. How the devil could she �scape
being other-wise, with such a thing for a mother �
such a world of trashinesses, spites, conceits and vanities
to gasp, not breathe in. Out ye villains! play out the
play! / It was well played for the
most part, and I can�t find higher praise for the �Uriah
Heep� of the piece, than to say he made me believe in
the character more than the book did. His make up was
wonderful. The writhes & twistings seemed not forced and
intruded, but natural impulses. This same excellent actor
did I see play (the German) in the �White Horse of the
Peppers� some time back at the Lyceum. �Ham� was
well played, � so was that damnable creature �Rosa Dartle�.
Micawber was caricatured of course, and as Lott said
indignantly under her breath, �smutty.� She enjoyed
it hugely, was even much affected by the more serious
parts of the piece. The house was crowded.
Farce succeeding over we left & walked to Taylor�s
had oysters & cobblers, & then I left her at her
own door. I didn�t make love to her,
albeit I think I know her & like her better
than the ones who have. But a pretty ass I should
be to be building fool�s paradises just now!