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The felicity of Cecil Pitt and his wife was short-lived. Dibdin wrote that, in a space of 15 months before May 1793, during their last engagement in Manchester and after going on the Stockport, Huddersfield, and Rockdale circuit with Stanton, the couple lost five children. Then, in May 1793, Mary died at Preston in giving birth to a stillborn child, and the widower was left with one child, a daughter. Probably Cecil was the Pitt who sang Lopez in The Duenna in a benefit performance for the Lying-In Hospital at Covent Garden Theatre on 21 June 1797.

Pinington, Thomas b. 1711, oddity, dancer, tumbler. The Daily Advertiser of 6 December 1744 announced that Thomas Pinington, age 33, born in Liverpool without legs, feet, or hands, was performing hornpipe dancing and tumbling at Rummer Tavern, Charing Cross. He was also exhibited at May Fair in 1746. Pinny, Mrs. See PENNY, CATHERINE. Pinto, Mr {fl. }, violinist. A Mr Pinto, probably a son though possibly a brother of Thomas Pinto the well-known concert violinist, was listed by Charles Burney as a "second violinist" among the performers at the Handel Memorial Concerts at Westminster Abbey and the Pantheon in May and June 1784.

BURNIM EDWARD A. LANGHANS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS CARBONDALE AND EDWARDSVILLE Page iv Copyright © 1987 by the Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America Edited by Susan Wilson Designed by Andor Braun and George Lenox Production supervised by Natalia Nadraga Publication of this work was made possible in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (Revised for vol.

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