Samuel Foote's Memory Challenge

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Can you name the words in Samuel Foote's challenge to Charles Macklin (see instructions)?

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In the 1750s, the West End of London was home to a heated rivalry between two competing theaters, the Haymarket Theatre and the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. According to legend, when Drury Lane's lead actor Charles Macklin boasted that he could memorize any text with a single reading, he was challenged by Samuel Foote, playwright and manager at the Haymarket, who composed this piece of nonsense prose to test the claim. ΒΆ To face the same challenge as Macklin did, follow the source link and read the paragraph once. Then come back to this quiz and try to repeat it back.
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Created Jun 18, 2013SourceReportNominate
Tags:poem, memory