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

ISBN-10: 0809311305

ISBN-13: 9780809311309

These featured in quantity 10 comprise Margaret Martyr, a singer, actress, and dancer whose “conjugal virtues have been usually impeached,” in keeping with the July 1792 Thespian journal. The Diction­ary describes this least consistent of fanatics as “of middling peak, with a determine well-proportioned for breeches elements. [Her] black-haired, black-eyed attractiveness and transparent soprano made her an immedi­ate renowned luck in merry maids and tuneful minxes, the piquant and the pert, for 1 / 4 century.”

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Nightly. By 1800 he was a Governor of the Royal Society of Musicians, and in later years he served on the Court of Assistants and the House Committee. On 11 November 1837 John Mackintosh wrote his will. He was then living at Belmont House, Vauxhall, Surrey (in 1805, when his son Alphonso was born, he had been living in the parish of St Mary, Lambeth). To his wife Mariana he left his freehold property in the Market Place in Kingston, all of his household goods, and a £250 annuity. His sons Thomas James and Alphonso were residuary legatees of those bequests.

The mainpiece of the evening featured Peg Woffington as the Female Officer in The Humours of the Army, which was revived after 30 years and in which Macklin played Captain Cadwallader. He also wrote and read a lengthy comic prologue on that occasion. Other new roles for him that season were Humphrey in The Tender Husband, Stephano in The Tempest, and Storm in the revival after 43 years of Steele's Lying Lover. He and Mrs Macklin again strolled through Kent in the summer of 1746. Macklin was relieved of Garrick's irritating presence in the season of 174647 when Rich hired Garrick at Covent Garden.

The company was stiffened sev- Page 12 eral times with experienced performers like Henry Vaughan and old "Dagger" Marr. But most roles were attempted by young folk who were seen once or twice and never again in London. Macklin himself acted with his tyros and added to his repertoire Loveless in The Relapse. The Haymarket experience cannot have been a great financial success. Macklin and his wife acted on the Kentish circuit in the summer of 1744, but that employment meant bare subsistence. The measure of the family's desperation can be understood from the letter which Macklin, choking down his pride, sent to Fleetwood on 2 November 1744, begging forgiveness and reinstatement: Consider, sir, I have been in Purgatory fourteen long, long months; .

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