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Full text of "Memoirs Of Joseph Grimaldi"

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CONTENTS.'

CHAPTER  XIV.

1807 to 1808.

Bradbury, the Glown-His voluntary confinement in a Madhouse,
to screen an "Honourable" Thief-His release, strange conduct,
subsequent career, and death-Dreadful Accident at Sadler's Wells
—The night-drives to Imchley— Trip to Birmingham— Mr. Mac-
ready the Manager and his curious Stage-properties— Sudden recal

•   .....   206

CHAPTER  XV.

1808 to 1809.

Covent Garden Theatre destroyed by fire— Grimaldi makes a trip
to Manchester : he meets -with an accident there, and another at
Hverpool— The Sir Hugh Myddleton Tavern at Sadler's Wells, and
a description of some of its frequenters, necessary to a full under-
standing of the succeeding chapter ...» ...... 220

CHAPTER XVI.

1809.
Grimaldi's Adventure on Highgate Hill, and its consequences .   230

CHAPTER  XVII.

1809 to 1812'

Opening of the new Govent Garden Theatre— The great 0. P.
Bws — Grimaldi's first appearance as .Clown in the public streets '
— 'Temporary embarrassments — Great success at Cheltenham and
©eosester— He visits Berkeley Cast]e, and is introduced to Lord
Byron— Ksh sauce and Apple Pie    .........   240

CHAPTER  XVIII.
1812 to 1816.

A Clergyman's Dinner-party at Bath— First Appearance of Gri-
maidi's Son, and Death of Ms old friend Mr. Hughes— Grimaldi
gays at three Theatres on one night, and has his Salary stopped for
tepuns— His severe ilkess-Second journey to Bath— Davidge,
«B% Coombes" and the Chest-Pacetiousness of the aforesaid
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