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From this Google Books reference, a little more information is provided on the Moore's Lozenges endorser, Rev. C.C. McCabe:
Chaplain McCabe became famous in part because of his delivery of one speech, "the Bright Side of Life in Libby Prison," which, as he explains on page 119 of the reference below, consisted of many variations on the theme:
Bristol, Frank Milton, 1851-1932. New York: F.H. Revell Company, 1908, p.119
Thanks to Reference Librarian Lori Bessler and the staff of the Wisconsin Historical Society, one of many versions of The Bright Side of Life in Libby Prison is now in the public domain!
From: McCabe, C. C. (Charles Cardwell), 1836-1906. Bright Side of Life in Libby Prison : the Famous Lecture of the Late Bishop C.C. McCabe. Los Angeles :Free Tract Society (OCLC: ocm17933786)
Dr. C.C. Moore assembled lots of testimonials to endorse his lozenges. Here's an unusual set from Peterson's Magazine:
|Many bottles with the Peck & Walsh label are for sale|
on the internet in 2015. Information about the
firm, however is hard to find. They also sold
the product below:
The other cards on this page are all characters from Elliott W. Barnes' play, "The Girl That I Love."
Page 101 of this Collection has more information about the play. According to some critics of the time, Mr. Barnes' work was best forgotten. ...And it has been.
The New York Times drama critic put it this way (New York Times; Oct 17, 1882, p.5):
In spite of such bad reviews, the play was popular. Favorable comments came from some quarters, such as this piece (perhaps penned by someone with an interest in the play's success) which appeared in the Cornell Daily Sun, v.9 no.93, 5 March 1889, p.4:
Hard to believe this is the same play the Times critic above characterized:
Perhaps the best that can be said of Only a Farmer's Daughter is that it provided the opportunity for Ezra Kendall, the extraordinary comedian of his time, to make his professional debut as the English butler.
"Now I've made it all plain to you, I'll go to bed."
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