Note and Comment.
HENRY IRVING AT HARVARD.
The Springfield Republican thus speaks editorially of Mr. Irving's lecture in Sanders Theatre: "Culture and liberality have made rapid progress in the last twenty years, in the last ten even, when Henry Irving, the representative English actor of the day, delivers at Harvard College an address on the art of acting; an address which presupposed from its tone and the treatment of its subject that there would be in the audience students wishing to adopt the stage as a profession, as others will adopt law or journalism or the ministry. This assumption, once at least, explicitly stated, is the most striking peculiarity in the address which Mr. Irving delivered in the Sanders Theatre Monday evening. The intelligence, the elevated tone and the dignity of the lecture, and the high ideal of his art presented by the speaker, were very noteworthy.