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By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

Unlike one another, quantity five is a sociological portrait of ordinarily little humans of their tragic and comedian efforts to accomplish popularity at the London level in the course of the recovery and eighteenth century, while quantity 6 is dom­inated by means of the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the distinguished clown. a few 250 por­traits individualize the good and small of the theatres of London.

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His wife was a Miss Emerton {sic}, whom he married in Ireland. She is a good speaker, and has merit in many parts, but is too fond of the young and tender line, not recollecting it is impossible to pass for a girl at her age. Edwards, John [fl. 17771794], musician. John Edwards of No 62, Old Bailey, became a freeman in the Worshipfull Company of Musicians on 12 September 1777. On 19 June 1794 his son John was bound apprentice to him for seven years. The Guildhall manuscripts concerning the Company contain an entry dated 10 July 1805 that may concern our subject, but the information it contains is confusing: John Edwards, the son of John Edwards, late of Seymour Court, Chandos Street, musician, deceased, was bound apprentice to Neville Butler Challoner, musician, of No 25, Greek Street, Soho.

She had a sister, Mrs Topple, from Bury St Edmund's, who died in Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, London, on 25 January 1790, according to The Diary, or Woodfall's Register. A caricature of Mrs Edwards as Macheath, with Mrs Webb as Lucy, was published by Thomas Cornell in 1786. Edwards, Mrs [fl. 17941804], wardrobe keeper. The Covent Garden Theatre accounts for the 179495 season cite a Mrs Edwards who was paid 15s. weekly for working in the wardrobe department. A Mrs Edwards, doubtless the same woman, was assistant wardrobe keeper at the Haymarket Theatre in the summer of 1804.

1797], performing horse. " Though De Castro was vague in his references, Edward was apparently one of Hughes's trained horses at the Royal Circus about 1797. Edward, Mrs [fl. 17971799]. See GRANGER, JULIA. Edward, Miss [fl. 1724], actress. Miss Edward played Manto in Oedipus at the Bullock-Spiller booth at Bartholomew Fair on 24 September 1724. Edwards, Mr [fl. 1728], singer. A Mr Edwards sang the role of Hopkins in Penelope at the Haymarket Theatre on 8 May 1728. Edwards, Mr [fl. 17371742], dancer.

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