Wilkinson in York - at the end of 1791

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 9-11:

Wilkinson was certainly one of the most eccentric men I ever met with ; one of his whims was, to hide chocolate drops and other sweetmeats in different holes and corners of his house, his great pleasure consisting in finding them, as if by accident, some days after. When he had taken a few glasses of old Madeira, of which he was very fond, he would mix his conversation about theatricals and eatables together, in a manner at once ludicrous and incomprehensible. I was sitting with him one night, in high spirits, after supper, and we spoke of Barry, the actor : " Sir, "said he, " Barry, Sir, …   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 9-11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435771053245 accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: York


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Memories of singers performed by Lord Scarborough, Miss Reynolds, Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Pope, Mrs. Siddons

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Date/Time at the end of 1791
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Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:17:33 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:35:08 +0000