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MEMOIRS OP JOSEPH GEDIAU)!.
1828 to 1836.
The farewell benefit at Drury Lane—Grimaldi's last appearance and parting
address—The Drary lane Theatrical Fund, and its prompt reply to his com-
munication—Miserable career and death of his son—BI« wife diea, and he
returns from Woolwich (whither he had previously removed) to Lowioa—
THE three gentlemen who were mentioned in conjunction -with.
Miss Kelly, in the course of the last chapter, exerted themselves
•with so much energy, that Grrimaldi's benefit far exceeded his
most sanguine expectations. In addition to the most effective
company of the theatre, were secured the services of Miss Kelly,
and Madam Tear on;* Miss Fanny Ayton, Miss Love, t Mathews,
Keeley, and Bartley, besides an immense number of pantomime
performers, who crowded to offer their aid, and among whom
were—Barnes, Southby, Ridgway and his two sons, and young
Grimaldi. Mr. James "Wallack arranged everything-, and
exerted himself as much as he could have done if fee night had
been his own. The annoTinced bill ran thus :—
Mr. GBIMALDFS FAREWELL BENEFIT.
On Friday, Jitae 27ft, 1828,
will be performed,
JONATHAN IN ENG-LANDj
A MUSICAL MELANGE.
To be succeeded by
THE ADOPTED CHILD,
and concluded with
In which Mr. Grimaldi will act clown in one scene, mug a song, and
h Mrs. Glossop.
t Sinee, Mrs. Grsahy Cateraft,tt, as he now knew all, to express his