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JANE POPE (1742-1818)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 87 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JANE POPE (1742-1818), English actress, daughter of a London theatrical wig-maker, who began playing in a Lilliputian company for Garrick in 1756. From this she speedily developed into soubrette roles. She was Mrs Candour in The School for Scandal at its first presentation (1777), and thereafter she had many important parts confided to her. She was the life-long friend of Mrs Clive, and erected the monument at Twickenham to the latter's memory. She was not only an admirable actress, but a woman of blameless life, and was praised by all the literary critics of her day—unused to such a combination. She died on the 3oth of July 1818.
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