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Herbert Beerbohm Tree
(1853-1917) born on
Dec 17
English actor, theater manager. He was one of the great figures of the English theatre, who became the most successful actor-manager of his time.
Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humour. He will always use it in evidence against you.

A whipper-snapper of criticism who quoted dead languages to hide his ignorance of life.
Sir, I have tested your machine. It adds new terror to life and makes death a long-felt want.
He is an old bore; even the grave yawns for him.
The only man who wasn't spoilt by being lionized was Daniel.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in: Hesketh Pearson, Beerbohm-Tree, ch. 12 (1956).
R: Referring to A. B. Walkley. Beerbohm Tree," (Hesketh Pearson)
A: Referring to a gramophone. Beerbohm Tree," (H. Pearson)
N: Referring to Israel Zangwill. Beerbohm Tree," (Hesketh Pearson)
K: Beerbohm Tree," (Hesketh Pearson)

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