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A Pirate of Parts


"One man in his time plays many parts." SHAKESPEARE

NEW YORK The Neale Publishing Company 1913

Copyright, 1913, by The Neale Publishing Company All rights reserved

[Illustration: (signature) Yours Sincerly Richard Neville]

"All the worlds' a stage And all the men and women merely players"

To my sister, Mrs. Mary Hughes, who for years has been associated with several of the most notable presentations on the American stage and with many of the most prominent and talented of American players, both male and female.


I. Is all our company here? Shakespeare

II. What stories I'll tell when my sojerin' is o'er. Lever

III. Come all ye warmheart'd countrymen I pray you will draw near. Old Ballad

IV. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of ground. Shakespeare

V. I would rather live in Bohemia than in any other land. John Boyle O'Reilly

VI. What strange things we see and what queer things we do. Modern Song

VII. He employs his fancy in his narrative and keep his Recollections for his wit. Richard Brindsley Sheridan

VIII. Every one shall offer according to what he hath. Deut.

IX. One man in his time plays many parts. Shakespeare

X. Originality is nothing more than judicious imitation. Voltaire

XI. All places that the eye of heaven visits are happy havens. Shakespeare

XII. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio. Shakespeare

XIII. Life is mostly froth and bubble. The Hill

XIV. Nature hath fram'd strange fellows in her time. Shakespeare

XV. Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day. Shakespeare

XVI. A new way to pay old debts.

XVII. The actors are at hand. Shakespeare

XVIII. Twinkle, twinkle little star. Nursery Rhymes

XIX. Experience is a great teacher the events of life its chapters. Sainte Beuve

XX. I am not an imposter that proclaim myself against the level of my aim. Shakespeare

XXI. I'll view the town, peruse the traders, gaze upon the buildings. Shakespeare

XXII. Is this world and all the life upon it a farce or vaudeville. Geo. Elliott

XXIII. All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players. Shakespeare

XXIV. There's nothing to be got nowadays, unless thou can'st fish for it. Shakespeare

XXV. Joy danced with Mirth, a gay fantastic crowd. Collins

XXVI. Say not "Good Night," but in some brighter clime bid me "Good Morning." Barbauld

A Pirate of Parts


"Is all our company here?" MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

Yes, he was a strolling player pure and simple. He was an actor by profession, and jack of all trades through necessity. He could play any part from Macbeth to the hind leg of an elephant, equally well or bad, as the case might be. What he did not know about a theatre was not worth knowing; what he could not do about a playhouse was not worth doing provided you took his word for it. From this it might be inferred he was a useful man, but he was not. He had a queer way of doing things he ought not to do, and of leaving undone things he should have done. Good nature, however, was his chief quality. He bubbled over with it. Under the most trying circumstances he never lost his temper. He laughed his way through life, apparently without care. Yet he was a man of family, and those who were dependent upon him were not neglected, for his little ones were uppermost in his heart. Acting was his legitimate calling, but he would attempt anything to turn an honest penny... Continue reading book >>

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