Author(s): Rutland Barrington
Excerpt from Rutland Barrington: A Record of Thirty-Five Years Experience, on the English Stage
I have been asked by my old friend Mr. Rutland Barrington to write a few Words of introduction to his volume of reminiscences. I should have thought that he could do this for himself more effectively than I could do it for him, but perhaps he has formed such a modest estimate of his personal and pro fessional claims to consideration that he is unwilling to draw a bill upon public attention unless his draft is, so to speak, backed by one who is in a position to testify to the fact that he is a man of undoubted substance. His action in the matter must be refer able either to this motive or to an underlying principle, never to do for himself that which he can induce any one to do for him. Personally, I am disposed to believe that both of these inﬂuences may be involved.
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