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BOOTH AND  BARRETT                          251
;uage, and ferociously waving a long staff, was lore alarming even than his petrification in Romeo and Juliet." This second effort proved 3 us definitely that his acting was as bad as his writing was good, and his wife and I concluded lat it would be better for his reputation as an nmortal not to strut the stage again.
The adieu from Ireland was, as before, uproar-)us. The night's journey to Queenstown was lied with surprises. After settling down to sleep le time away I was awakened at the different tations en route with cheers and cries of " Hur-ih for the Stars and Stripes 1" " Good-luck to our lary," etc., and was then told that some of that ight's kind-hearted audience were seeing us safe-r on our way to the sea.
In New York, Booth and Barrett were acting to-ether during my engagement there. We con-tantly met, and our parties often supped together fter the play. It was very amusing to see the fiery "assius and stolid Brutus indulging in bread-and-lilk after " cleaving the general ear with horrid peech." Dear Lawrence Barrett was always the fe of our little suppers. A five-act tragedy and a )ng night's work seemed to exhilarate him, and is droll remarks and wonderful anecdotes kept ust Shakespeare's—Ian-ESMOND. Miss RUSSELL. Mr. F. H. MACKLIN. Mr. FULLER MELLISH.