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Mr. Copeland's Lecture.

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The last of Mr. Copeland's lectures on Johnson and his friends was given yesterday on Richard Brinsley Sheridan. At first sight Sheridan may not seem to belong to the group, as he was younger, but he was really a member of the club.

Mr. Copeland gave a biographical sketch of Sheridan, and read Macaulay's famous description of the scene of the trial of Warren Hastings when Sheridan made one of the most brilliant speeches ever made in English, but the body of the lecture was on his qualities as a play-wright. He was characterized as possessing singular dramatic talent and shining wit, but as lacking the imagination and humanity of Goldsmith.

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