About Henry Irving:
Sir Henry Irving is thought to have been the inspiration for the title character in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.
Into thy hands, O Lord. Into thy hands.
Wouldn't you like to have heard the voice of Shakespeare, or Jesus Christ?
You speak into it and everything is recorded, voice, tone, intonation, everything. You turn a little wheel, and forth it comes, and can be repeated ten thousand times. Only fancy what this suggests.