VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.freejokes.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
The Wounded Sailor
300 Scudi (l62), With The Words, "for The Advocate ..
Man--shut It Up--shut It Up! Go Home And Read My Book, P
Questioning
Seeking For A Ball
China-ware
The Princess Charlotte
Pope The Poet




Shaving a Queen

Anecdotes Home






For some time after the restoration of Charles the
Second, young smooth-faced men performed the women's parts on the stage.
That monarch, coming before his usual time to hear Shakspeare's Hamlet,
sent the Earl of Rochester to know the reason of the delay; who brought
word back, that the queen was not quite shaved. "Ods fish" (his usual
expression), "I beg her majesty's pardon! we will wait till her barber is
done with her."


Liston, in his early career, was a favourite at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and
having applied to the manager for a remuneration equal to the increased
value of his services, he refused the request, adding, "If you are
dissatisfied you are welcome to leave me; such actors as you, sir, are to
be found in every bush." On the evening of the day when this colloquy
occurred, the manager was driving to another town, where he intended "to
carry on the war," when he perceived Liston standing in the middle of a
hedge by the road-side. "Good heavens! Liston," cried the manager, "what
are you doing there?" "Only looking for some of the actors you told me of
this morning," was the reply.





Next: Good-natured Author

Previous: Astley Cooper



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2413





Random Anecdotes

Gallant Daughter
Sheridan
French Grenadier
Dictionaries
Brief Explanation
St. Louis
A Relay Of Legs
Bishop Of St. Lisieux
A Tiresome Companion
A Tedious Preacher
Family Sacrifice
Grog
The Ladies Of Beauvais
A Noble Enemy
A French Mayor
Heber's Palestine
Touching Recognition
Vendean Servant
Man--shut It Up--shut It Up! Go Home And Read My Book, P
A Good Example
Reclaimed Felons
Integrity
Maximilian I
George The Second
A Choice