26 MARCH 1859, Page 18

The complimentary dinner given on Wednesday last to Mr. Webster,

to celebrate the completion of the Adelphi Theatre, was attended by a large number of, his friends, and proved a most agreeable festivity. A manly, eloquent, and even pathetic speech was made by the guest, who establishing the proposition that the theatre is the people's school, and the actors the teachers in that school, drew the natural inference that the members of the histrionic profession, whose struggles and vicissitudes he described, were entitled to the respect of the public.