Friday, January 10, 2020

Daily Dose

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

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