October 3, 2010

He was a remarkably small man, very thin and pale with a profusion of fine hair, of which he was rather vain. ... He was remarkably fond of punch, of which beverage I have seen him take copious draughts. He was also fond of billiards and ... Many a game have I played with him, but always came off second best. 

Michael Kelly, an Irish tenor who sang in Figaro