Eagle Tavern

Carried to their respective abodes in a hackney-coach, and a state of insensibility, compounded of shrub, sherry, and excitement.

Background. "Carried to their respective abodes in a hackney-coach, and a state of insensibility, compounded of shrub, sherry, and excitement." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Characters. Chapter 4 (Miss Evans and the Eagle). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Description of getting home after a good night out. The quote is taken from the following final passage in the sketch Miss Evans and [...]

Ginger-beer was going off in one place, and practical jokes were going on in another.

Background. "Ginger-beer was going off in one place, and practical jokes were going on in another." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Characters. Chapter 4 (Miss Evans and the Eagle). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Description of the atmosphere at The Eagle. The quote is taken from the following passage in the sketch Miss Evans and the Eagle: ‘How ev’nly!’ said Miss J’mima [...]

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The Theatre was capacious, with a very large capable stage, well lighted, well appointed, and managed in a business-like, orderly manner in all respects.

Background. "The Theatre was capacious, with a very large capable stage, well lighted, well appointed, and managed in a business-like, orderly manner in all respects." is a quotation from The Amusements of the People (Part 2).  The Amusements of the People was an article, written by Charles Dickens, exploring popular theatre. It was first published in Dickens own weekly magazine Household Words on 30 March, 1850. This was followed up with a second article two weeks later, also called The [...]

We believe a love of dramatic representations to be an inherent principle in human nature.

Background. "We believe a love of dramatic representations to be an inherent principle in human nature." is a quotation from The Amusements of the People (Part 2).  The Amusements of the People was an article, written by Charles Dickens, exploring popular theatre. It was first published in Dickens own weekly magazine Household Words on 30 March, 1850. This was followed up with a second article two weeks later, also called The Amusements of the People, about The Eagle theatre in [...]

A great many very young girls grown into bold women before they had well ceased to be children.

Background. "A great many very young girls grown into bold women before they had well ceased to be children." is a quotation from The Amusements of the People (Part 2).  The Amusements of the People was an article, written by Charles Dickens, exploring popular theatre. It was first published in Dickens own weekly magazine Household Words on 30 March, 1850. This was followed up with a second article two weeks later, also called The Amusements of the People, about The Eagle [...]