Jervis McEntee Diaries: January 3, 1884

Thursday, Jan 3, 1884 The weather is intensely cold, so one extreme follows another. Painted all day. Booths man came and removed the last of his things in my possession, except a picture by Taylor in Rondout, to his store room in the studio building. I went for Miss Nesmith according to agreement and we attended the play of Hamlet at the Star Theatre. I thought Booth remarkably fine in it. His rendering of the character seems to me to have become mellowed and refined by time and experience and I derived even more satisfaction from it than I expected to. The house was crowded and his support seemed to me well enough and by no means so poor as the comments in the papers led me to suppose.

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