Bessie Rayner Belloc's A Passing World (1897)

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Bessie Rayner Belloc's A Passing World (1897)

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Hathi Trust

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Belloc, Bessie Rayner, 1829-1925

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"Charlotte Cushman β€” a descendant of a Pilgrim Father, and the greatest actress America ever produced. It is indescribably impressive. I touched reverently the letters of that name, and I remembered a dear friend of my youth who remarked, on once seeing Charlotte Cushman angry, β€œIt was like a storm on the Alps.” * [quote by Mary Merryweather, indicated in footnote ] The weight of her personal character, in addition to the attraction of her genius, which was as spontaneous as, if less severely educated than, that of the Kembles, gave her as years went on a pre-eminent place in America, which no one, since Mrs Siddons died, has ever enjoyed in England. She did not live to be really old, though she seemed in the middle of life  to be a very type of feminine strength and energy, and at her farewell to the stage she received an ovation of admiration and respect from Puritan Boston which must have been the sweetest of triumphs for a woman constituted as she was." (Belloc 39–40)

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London, UK

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51.5073219

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-0.1276474

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Belloc, Bessie Rayner, 1829-1925. A Passing World. London: Ward & Downey, 1897, https://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.32101073371781. Accessed 02 Feb, 2020.

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Belloc, Bessie Rayner, 1829-1925, “Bessie Rayner Belloc's A Passing World (1897),” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed January 23, 2021, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/128.

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