In such cases the "extemporal wit," or gagging of the comic actors, was indispensably necessary.
But there were probably some secret aids in this singular art of extemporal Comedy which the pride of the artist has concealed.
Men of great genius had a passion for performing in these extemporal comedies.
Stowe records of one of our actors that "he had a quick, delicate, refined, extemporal wit."
This we see by an anecdote of Tarleton, the jester of Elizabeth, famed for his extemporal acting.
That very laborious investigator has an article on "extemporal Plays and Plots," iii.
Sir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporal epitaph on the death of the deer?
These remind us of the extemporal comedy and the pantomimical characters of Italy, invented by actors of genius.
That very laborious investigator has an article on "extemporal Plays and Plots," iii., 393.