JOHN PALGRAVE SIMPSON - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 03/12/1859 - HFSID 304625
JOHN PALGRAVE SIMPSON Handwritten quotation from his The World and the Stage. Autograph Quotation signed: "J Palgrave Simpson", 4½x7. In full: "'Last lines of
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JOHN PALGRAVE SIMPSON
Handwritten quotation from his The World and the Stage.
Autograph Quotation signed: "J Palgrave Simpson", 4½x7. In full: "'Last lines of the comedy: drama/'The World and the Stage'/produced at the Haymarket Theatre/12th March 1859/And I claim/From the more gen'rous spirit of the Age/A kindlier feeling between World and Stage''" John Palgrave Simpson (1807-1887) was a Victorian playwright who also wrote novels, travelogues, and journalistic comment. His diverse plays included both drama and comedy in a sentimental vein popular with audiences of the era. His most critically praised and enduring play was the comedy Scrap of Paper, first produced in 1861. Simpson was Secretary of the Dramatic Authors' Society from 1868 to 1883. Multiple mailing folds. Toned at edges. Corners lightly creased. Ink light but legible. Otherwise, fine condition.
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