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John Drew   /dʒɑn dru/   Listen
John Drew

United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862).  Synonym: Drew.

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"John Drew" Quotes from Famous Books

... 23. John drew his bow, and shot. The arrow struck within a quarter of an inch of Master Sharp's. "Shoot away," said Sharp; "but you must understand the rules. We settled them before you came. You are to have three shots with your ...
— McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader • William Holmes McGuffey

... Uncle John drew her hand within his, while he answered calmly,—"It is very probable you have done wrong, my darling; who of us are wise and prudent, loving and forbearing, as ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 10, August, 1858 • Various

... gracefully. This time they had to do their worst for it, and were asked to wear it as ungracefully as they could. They were able to do it. Most of them were comparatively unknown, but they were none the worse for that. John Drew or William Faversham or Kyrle Bellew could not possibly have pilloried evening dress as did the actors in "The Heir ...
— Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905 • Various

... such attractions to detain him, your hopes are in vain?" "What mean you?" replied the Spaniard; but his eye had followed the direction she had given it, and the question came only from his lips. Mrs. St. John drew him to a still remoter corner of the room, and it was in the conversation that then ensued between them, that they agreed to unite for the purpose of separating Emily from her lover—"I to save my friend," said Mrs. ...
— Falkland, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... and talked, mournfully enough, until the clock struck seven; and then Mr Rose, rising from his chair, said, "Brethren, let us pray." John drew the bolts, and the curtains over the windows, ...
— Robin Tremain - A Story of the Marian Persecution • Emily Sarah Holt

... Tetrazzini at the old Tivoli Opera House, but it has figured in the triumphs of many luminaries of the musical and dramatic stage—from Adelina Patti and Tamagno to Mary Garden and Galli-Curci—from Edwin Booth and Charles Kean to John Drew and Henry Miller. Celebrities braved the discomforts of trips across the continent from the earliest days because of the city's repute as a place where the people were not only responsive but arrived at their own ...
— Fascinating San Francisco • Fred Brandt and Andrew Y. Wood

... night's madnesses, first met her eye in the clean light. One of them was violently postered with lithographs of Minnie Maddern Fiske. A three-sheet proclaimed Melba. Broadway became an Olympus, every passer-by a probable immortal. She half expected to pass John Drew there as the Rialto cleaned its cuspidors, polished its brass, and swept its front. She thought she caught a flash of Margaret Mazarin in a cab. An exultant chill raced over her at the vertical sign, "Rector's." ...
— Star-Dust • Fannie Hurst

Words linked to "John Drew" :   thespian, role player, actor, histrion, Drew, player

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