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S.A. Bent, comp.  Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men.  1887.
 
Thomas Betterton
 
        [An English dramatist, and one of the most popular actors of his time; born in Westminster, 1635; excelled in the rôles of Othello, Macbeth, and Hamlet, and was commended by Addison, Pope, and Dryden; died 1710.]
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Actors speak of things imaginary as if they were real, while you preachers too often speak of things real as if they were imaginary.
          When asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury why actors were more successful in impressing their auditors than preachers.
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