Dined at Mr. Vaughan's:1
in the evening we went to the Drury Lane Theatre, where Isabella, or the Fatal marriage
and the Irish Widow,2
were represented. Mrs. Siddons;3
supposed to be the first Tragick performer in Europe, play'd the part of Isabella.
A young Lady, in the next Box to where we were, was so much affected by it as to be
near fainting and was carried out. I am told that every Night Mrs. Siddons performs;
this happens, to some persons. I never heard of anything like it, in France: Whether
this proves there is more Sensibility here, that the Tragedies are deeper, or that
they are better performed, is a problem. Perhaps all those Reason's may be given.