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By Philip H Highfill Jr

Those featured in quantity 10 comprise Margaret Martyr, a singer, actress, and dancer whose “conjugal virtues have been usually impeached,” in keeping with the July 1792 Thespian journal. The Diction­ary describes this least consistent of fanatics as “of middling peak, with a determine well-proportioned for breeches components. [Her] black-haired, black-eyed good looks and transparent soprano made her an immedi­ate renowned good fortune in merry maids and tuneful minxes, the piquant and the pert, for 1 / 4 century.”

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A Voice Britain be happy, and rejoice, That when your Cibber dies The Gods have yet in store for thee, A Macklin; and in her you'll see Another Cibber rise.  She performed a minuet with the dancer Leviez on her benefit night, a grace­note which became usual with her.  The ballet master Noverre assisted her in her minuet.  Maria remained one more season with Garrick and Drury Lane, a season in which she added to her repertoire the original Charlotte ("with Prologue") in her father's new farce Love à­la­Mode (which, wrote Cross, "went off very greatly"), the original Widow Bellmour in Arthur Murphy's "entertainment" The Way to Keep Him, Lady Harriot in a revival of The Funeral, Biddy in The Tender Husband, Clarinda in The Double Gallant, and, for Kitty Clive's benefit, some part unspecified in a new farce, Every Woman in Her Humour.

Macklin was Iago.  Again, at the end of the season, Mr and Mrs Macklin made their professional rounds in Kent.  But the audiences did not take to his Macbeth, and evidently they cared even less for Ann Macklin's effort, for by the third night "Mrs Furnival from Dublin" had replaced her in the role.  Probably at some time between 1748 and 1750 the Macklins' second child, John, was born.  In the fall they signed on with John Rich at Covent Garden.  Her only other new roles that season were Lady Cockwood in She Wou'd If She Cou'd and Viletta in She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not.

Though her father and mother had forsaken Drury Lane for Charles Macklin's doomed attempt to establish an oratorical coffee house, Maria had found a secure place to display her talents for the following six seasons.  what power can save Our tragic heroine from the grave) At Cibber aim his dart: Tears should forever speak my moan, For oh1 'tis she, and she alone Can melt the feeling heart.  a Voice Britain be happy, and rejoice, That when your Cibber dies The Gods have yet in store for thee, A Macklin; and in her you'll see Another Cibber rise.

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