B is for Bernhardt, Bismark, Barabbas and Bacon

B is for Bernhardt, who fails to awaken
Much feeling in Bismark, Barabbas, and Bacon.

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The Letter ‘B’

In ‘B’ Actress Sarah Bernhardt is seen performing on stage for a bored audience consisting of Chancellor of the German Empire Otto von Bismark, the notorious prisoner from the gospels Barabbas, and the natural philosopher Francis Bacon.

From An Alphabet of Celebrities by Oliver Herford (1899).