Samuel Johnson Quote

The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and prognostication, as the first actions of a new monarch agitate nations with hope and fear.


The Idler (ed. 1767)

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The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and...

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The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and...

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The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and...

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The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world; and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and...