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Leonardo, Murillo, Velasquez, taught me more of grace and beauty than I had ever imagined. My appreciation of Angelico and " Les Primitifs" came later. Pictorial effects are of great importance in dramatic art, and I found, on getting back to work, that my judgment in such matters had undergone a change for the better.
On returning to Liverpool we were delighted to see our old favorite, J. K. Emmet, in his inimitable " Fritz," arousing a usually cold and critical audience to enthusiasm. Soon after our arrival in New York an engagement was begun at the Fifth Avenue Theatre. The repertoire was:
BlANCA in  " Fazio,1'
JULIET in "Romeo and Juliet,"
BERTHE in " Daughter of Roland,"
JULIA in "The Hunchback/* PAULINE in "The  Lady of Lyons," MEG MERRILIES in "Guy Mannering,"
EVADNE in  " Evadne," DUCHESS OF TORRENUEVA in " Faint Heart Ne'er Won Fair Lady,"
and ION in " Ion."
This last play, by Talfourd, I found so noble in language and pure in plot that, although the