The Hopeful Pupil

WHEN the comedy of She Stoops to Conquer was in rehearsal, Goldsmith

took great pains to give the performers his ideas of their several

parts. On the first representation he was not a little displeased to

hear the representative of Young Marlow play it as an Irishman. As

soon as Marlow came off the stage, Goldsmith asked him the meaning of

this, as it was by no means intended as an Irish character. Sir,

replied the comedian, I spoke it as nearly as I could to the manner in

which you instructed me, except that I did not give it quite so strong

a brogue.

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