No. 119

The Q. S.s performed the play of Phormio this Christmas: the chief characters were played by Haden who represented Demipho, O’Brien to whom the part of Geta was entrusted, Northcote being Phormio. It passed off very successfully; the acting of Northcote in particular being of the most admirable description. There was a very large attendance on all three night, and the cap was better than average.

No. 34

The play this year was ‘Andria’. The acting was pronounced to be first-rate by all the Old Westminster enties. The characters were as follows:

Simo = N. Bosanquet

Sosia = A. Downie

Davus = G. T. O’Brien

Mysis = J. M. Yates

Pamphilus = W. Phillimore

Charinus = A. Stewart

Byrrhia = N. Egerton

Lesbia = A. Winter

Chremes = J. Chepmell

Crito = G. Bonney

Dromeo = G. Pember


Servi Semonis = A. Mure, C. Biscoe

Bosanquet, O’Brien, Stewart were especially to be praised. The cap was very ball.

E. R. Dowdeswell

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No 467

Liddell’s second son died on Sunday the 4th of December, & consequently he was out of school for nearly a week. Mrs Liddell who happened to be at Brighton for her health came back to London directly. Roe and the other monitors went of Liddell’s House soon after and said that on account of his loss and Mrs Liddell’s indisposition, which of course would be considerably increased by her anxiety and trouble, and therefore would be wholly incapacitated from attending to the Play Dresses, they would rather not act this year. Liddell however very kindly said that he would attend their rehearsals if they would like that the Play should not be stopped, to which proposal they very purposely declared they would not consent.

C.G. Lane

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