Biography of Master Burke, the Irish Roscius: The Wonder of the World, and the Paragon of Actors
“O ’tis a parlous boy.”
“I spare my praises towards him,
Knowing him is enough.” — Shakespeare
This wonderful Boy is the most extraordinary instance of precocious genius that has appeared in Europe during the present century. At seven years of age he was introduced to the late King of England, George the 4th, at the Pavilion at Brighton, who expressed in warm terms his admiration of his musical powers. The London Critics pronounce themselves at a loss which to admire most his histrionic or musical talents.
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Biography of Master Burke, the Irish Roscius: The Wonder of the World, and the Paragon of Actors (University of California Libraries — Shakespeare Press) 1830. Print.