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My Life and Some Letters


My Life and Some Letters

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    Patrick Campbell
Excerpt from book: door of my dressing-room and said, "Mr. Alexander's compliments and will you please not laugh at him on the stage?" I replied, "My compliments to Mr. Alexander, and please tell him I never laugh at him until I get home." I was a most horrible leading lady, surely! The following letters from friends show that I had my champions. The first from Lord Pembroke on the fair wig I wore as Dulcie: and the second from him gives his frank opinion after reading the play: also a letter from Sir Edward Burne-Jones filled me with courage and delight. "73, Hertford Street, W. "My dear Mrs. Campbell, "Your letter was full of good news, especially as I detected, if I am not mistaken, a note of real contentment in it. Since I have been lying here my two best girl friends have got themselves engaged to be married, and now you have got your husband home again, and it gives me a queer, foolish feeling that if I only lie here a little longer everything in the world would settle itself. "I'd like to hear your story very much when we meet, which I hope we may do before long, especially as I shall probably hear some fiction from others. "I am still in bed most of the twenty-four hours, but get out for a drive in the afternoon. .1 shall probably leave this soon, as I fancy I have got all the good out of it that I can get. I'm out of all patience with myself being so long in getting well. I am afraid it's not likely, but it's not absolutely impossible at this moment that I should come to your first night on the 28th. I Of fc Eh U , may pick up a bit before then, and I should dearly like to come. "Certainly a sweet, good woman in a fair wig is satisfactorily unlike the 265th Mrs. Tanqueray. Why is it that in stageland fair hair is essential to goodness? It's rather the other w...   show more
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