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
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
Grimaldi's Adventure on Highgate Hill, and its consequences . 230
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
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
™ * . , . . . 255Six Ladies and the