Cold Comfort

"On the first night of that unfortunate play, Henry James's Guy Domville, produced by George Alexander, it was soon evident from the attitude of the gallery that the play was not going to be a success, but the seal of failure was set on it when Sir George uttered the line, 'I am the last of the Domvilles.' Scarcely were the words out of his mouth than a voice came from the gallery, 'Well, at any rate, that's a comfort to know!'"

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