By Philip H Highfill Jr
Those featured in quantity 10 contain Margaret Martyr, a singer, actress, and dancer whose “conjugal virtues have been frequently 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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Explained in the Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum (No 5203). " Macklin with 15 other actors on stage. 300; the print is explained in the Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum (No 2599). " By unknown engraver. By unknown engraver. 1758, actress, dancer, singer. For it appears that she never formally married him. She apparently then retreated to Ireland. She was absent from London notices in the first half of the 1728–29 season but resumed at Drury Lane on 11 January, as Goneril, and followed that part with several new ones (some of which she may have acted in Ireland): the Widow in The Scornful Lady, Altea in Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Peggy in The Village Opera, Cephisa in The Distrest Mother, Lady Townly in The Man of Mode, Lucy in Wit Without Money, Lettice in The School Boy, and Mrs Squeamish in The Country Wife.
In 1763–64 she added Aura in The Country Lasses; in 1764–65, Volumnia in Coriolanus and Bizarre in The Inconstant; in 1765–66, the original Lady Mary in Elizabeth Griffith's comedy The Double Mistake, Camillo in The Mistake, Lady Diana Talbot in Vertue Betray'd, Charlotte in Oroonoko, and Douglas in the revival, after 20 years, of The Albion Queens; in 1767–68 (now making £7 per week) the original Clarissa in Isaac Bickerstaffe's comic opera Lionel and Clarissa, and Widow Bellmour in The Way to Keep Him; in 1769–70, Leonora in Sir Courtly Nice; in 1770–71, Lady Alton in The English Merchant; in 1774– 75, Lady Ann in Richard III; and in 1776–77, Lady Wronghead in The Provok'd Husband.
To Mrs Cibber and Miss Macklin. For that occasion Mrs Cibber graciously relinquished to Maria her usual role of Monimia in The Orphan. In Theory I dare say she is very near capital; and as I wish well to the Stage, I am impatient to see her properly brought forward; for I am convinced she, who on her first Appearance rose so near to Perfection, must prove, in some Time, one of the Theatre's greatest Boasts, and her own Merits, will secure her encouragement. Depend on it she'll make a great figure.