In "Dick Turpin," Mr. Roberts has a play as well as a vehicle for his rapid changes, and he erases all favirable remembrances of any other protean artist.
The Colonial audience remembered the Englishman, and applauded him liberally before and after.
Mr. Roberts still bills himself as the "original." Why? After Roberts, there is no one.
Variety 3:4 (03/23/1907)