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STIMULATED BY KINDNESS                      97
g that it was " a great bore," as it invariably lim-*d his enthusiasm. Upon my asking why he d not discard it, he answered that if he suddenly )t rid of such a shock of hair every one would alize that he had been indulging in a wig. I sured him that any one glancing at his locks Duld easily discover their true nature. When 2 returned to Philadelphia the next year he ap-jared with a shining bald head fringed with sil-:ry hair, which gave him an almost Pickwickian Leeriness and benevolence of face—Nature bring-g out a frankness and charm of countenance liich the false hair had completely hidden. Wigs e certainly great enemies of the human face, ren upon the stage. They are useful in saving ie's own hair from the curling-tongs, and neces-,ry for illustrating different periods; but they inerally mar facial expression, and frequently Id to the years they are supposed to conceal. The unexpected kindness of press and public is a stimulus to renewed effort, and a marked •ogress was the result. Still, most of my work as, to me, sadly immature and inartistic, and I It it would take years of practical experience to medy my lack of an early training. In New ork, however, there was great help in store for