Minutes of meeting of the XII Book Club held 4 December 1931

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It is assumed that it was Victor Alexander, as secretary of the club, who read out the minutes of the previous meeting.<br/> Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Alexander, Victor
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Minutes of meeting of the XII Book Club held 4 December 1931

Reading experience
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Alexander, Victor
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Alfred Rawlings in the Chair.&lt;br/&gt;
1. Minutes of last read and approved.&lt;br/&gt;
[...]&lt;br/&gt;
3. Howard Smith spoke to us of the social and literary sides of Sheridan"s life.[...]&lt;br/&gt;
4.  Reginald H. Robson followed with an account of Sheridan as Parliamentarian, telling us of 
his thirty-two years in opposition to reactionary government, his aversion from bribery in a 
corrupt age, and his conduct of the Hastings Impeachment. This last brought into remarkable 
combination Sheridan"s dramatic and rhetorical gifts; so that we quite fell beneath the spell, 
accepting him as a heroic character, and were ready to condone, if not indeed even to 
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5. Francis E. Pollard then read a passage from Sheridan"s speech on the devastation of 
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6. We then listend to extracts from ""The School for Scandal"" starring Mrs. Robson as Lady 
Teazle and C. E. Stansfield as Sir Peter. As is not unusual on such occasions the humours of 
the play as devised by the author had to compete with other unrehearsed attractions — actors 
borrowing books, adjusting their spectacles, turning two pages instead of one, and, perhaps 
best of all, the pure milk of the expurgated editions looking a little sour at the strong wine of 
the original text.
Be that as it may, ancestral portraits from the brush of Vandyke or Lely, Kneller or Rawlings 
changed owners with the accustomed success: Mr. Robson* as Joseph Surface mad love to his 
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