Friday, January 10, 2020
From Essays of Joseph Addison, chosen and edited by John Richard Green
"Some years ago I was at the tragedy of Macbeth, and unfortunately placed myself under a woman of quality that is since dead; who, as I found by the noise she made, newly returned from France. A little before the rising of the curtain, she broke out into a loud soliloquy, 'When will the dear witches enter?' and immediately upon their first appearance, asked a lady who sat three boxes from her, on her right hand, if those witches were not charming creatures."
From Fashions from France