20 JANUARY 1855, Page 9


The comedy in which "Mrs. Grundy" is mentioned is Speed Me Plough, written by the late Mr. Thomas Morton, and produced at Covent Garden in 1800. "Mrs. Grundy" is not one of the dramatis personaa, but is the en- -seen terror of Dame Ashfield, who on every occasion exclaims, "What will Mrs. Grundy say ? " The play, though still acted, is not so popular as it used to be ; but the Dame's exclamation has almost grown into a proverb.