Doubtless, he owes no inconsiderable portion of his success to his hair, which he wears in a most melodramatic fashion.
He has distanced all his competitors in his own line—which is that of giving theatrical renderings of the best writers to a very worthy class of people, who would never think of entering the doors of a playhouse.
His best humorous readings—'Love in a Balloon' and 'The Charity Dinner' are published in 'Once a Week.' Years ago, Mr. Bellew proved himself to be a master of one of the three Rs—reading. His reputation has been fairly earned.