excerpt from 'Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante' pp. 41 (107 words)

excerpt from 'Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante' pp. 41 (107 words)

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Music and Friends: Or, Pleasant Recollections of a Dilettante

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The Assembly Room was fitted up with boxes, pit, and gallery ; and as a patron of the art, Chamberlain invited young aspirants to the stage, to make their debut in Leicester. I remember Mr. and Mrs. Siddons — then, of no notoriety. Southgate, a buffoon, delighted me with his grimaces. His coming on in the character of a down-looking, disconsolate bachelor, and singing the following song, I can never forget:

A lonely bachelor am I ; I live upon a second floor ; I cannot marry, the reason why, I am so desperately poor. I know a girl, But dare not court her, Because I've nothing To support her.

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