Born in England in 1811, Thomas Blades (Bladies) de Walden made his first appearance on the English stage in 1841, then traveled to New York for his premier on the American stage at Park theatre in
Writing to Mr. Editor, Figaro discusses his "religious friend's" criticism of his reviews of "sensational" drama. Figaro goes into a longer discussion of De Walden's The Balloon Wedding. Figaro also makes a passing mention of Pfaff's before listing the current events in theater.
Figaro refers to De Walden and The Balloon Wedding. Figaro writes that he agrees with the opinion that De Walden is a "reckless dramatist" and that The Balloon Wedding "is just the recklessest piece that he had ever put on stage" (40).
Figaro refers to his past week's remarks about Gayler's Child Stealer (40).
Figaro notes that one of his "semi-religious friends" subscribes to "three copies of the Saturday Press (40).
Figaro makes a brief mention of "Josh Billings'" lecture tour (41).
Figaro writes that his "semi-religious friend" "sits under Artemus Ward Beecher" (40).
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