[Boston—Saturday, 14 November 1868]

Saturday. Beautiful weather. Mr. Parton left and we went to see the lovely Siddons play Rosalind in the evening at the Museum. She was beautiful and sweet, not powerful in any sense, but bewitching and Shakspearian. She has a few little tricks of consciousness (she could hardly be human at her age if she had not) and I wish it were giving her as high praise as she deserves to say I have never seen a sweeter Rosalind. Mr. Fields thinks Ellen Tree and Fanny Kemble at her age, both finer. Physically this little lady appears too small and delicate and without sufficient reserved force to compare with these two ladies in his opinion. But certainly Nature did a very pretty job when she made this little creature & at times her renderings are surprisingly fine.


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