An honest and natural slum dialect is more tolerable than the attempt of a phonetically untaught person to imitate the vulgar dialect of the golf club; and I am sorry to say that in spite of the efforts of our Academy of Dramatic Art, there is still too much sham golfing English on our stage, and too little of the noble English of Forbes Robertson
Robertson arrived, and stayed all day, and had long conferences with the Doctor.
Robertson, after the most careful examination, had assured him that it was not infectious, and that if proper care were taken, there could be no reason for stopping the school-work at present.
He thought the adieux of Montague and Ada Dyas as fine as anything he had ever seen Croisette and Bressant do in Paris, or Madge Robertson
and Kendal in London; in its reticence, its dumb sorrow, it moved him more than the most famous histrionic outpourings.
He has been upon several scientific expeditions in his youth (he was with Robertson
in Papua), and the life of the camp and the canoe is nothing fresh to him.
, than if the genuine words of Caractacus, Agricola, or Alfred the Great.
The way was partly prepared for Gibbon by two Scottish historians, his early contemporaries, the philosopher David Hume and the clergyman William Robertson
, but they have little of his scientific conscientiousness.
By Stephen Robertson
(Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005).
has always been the athlete who wanted the ball in her hands at crunch time.
TV preacher Pat Robertson
has either become the strongest man in the world, or he's been caught telling another whopper.
and the Rise of the Christian Coalition.
spoke at the June 19 meeting of the Washington Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association.