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Edward Jerningham


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Edward Jerningham : Prologue to The Siege of Berwick

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 23 November 1793, on meeting Edward Jerningham ('the Charming Man') at a gathering at the home of their friend Anne Damer the previous evening: 'I congratulated the Charming highly on the success of his tragedy ["The Siege of Berwick", which opened 13 November at Covent Garden], and on his prologue, which I had seen in the papers and like'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Horace Walpole      Print: Newspaper


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