at one time worked the gallery up to a pitch of real excitement through the medium of a mechanical trick that looked transparent but turned out not to be. Clive's manipulation and palming off cards is exceedingly deft and his stage bearing easy and assured.
Clive had the house laughing from his opening
Henry Clive does feats of magic cleverly, but what makes his act entertaining is the running fire of comment that goes with the performance of vanishing cards, blocks, etc.
Variety 2:2 (02/09/1907)