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Barvay; but this was from the caresses of some children who different reinedies, which however have all
that cats were very dainty, for Tom would the ditterence betsveen canary birds and spar- | learned to distinguish rabbits froin rats, and never eat lobster-shells. This was enongh for rows. This, however, was above my com- that birds in cages are not to be eaten, I am me; I discovered that, if I stayed here, I prehension, and one day making a spring at in no danger of losing the favour of the famight serve to make sport for young gentle the cage, it fell to the ground; the noise mily. The lady to whom you are going is men, or starve if I could not help myself. brought in a servant, who soon rectified my fond of cats, but she is also fond of her
From this time I meditated my escape, and mistake, by throwing a foot-stool at my flower-garden ; let me therefore advise you, accordingly took my departure. I had not head, which, missing its object, was brought as you value a good place,)" At this gone far, when meeting a dog running at a in contact with a large china jar, and it was moinent, turning round, the old Cat saw that great rate, at which I took fright, I made broken. This proved of more value than the ca- all her advice was thrown away, for little the best of my way over a wall into a garden, nary bird, which made the mischief complete. Tibby was gamboling about in all directions, and hid myself under a water-butt. Here 1 I now found there was nothing left but to making wreck of whatever she caine near. remained for some time, till at last, ventur- hide myself till the storm had blown over, The mother would have given way to anger ing to creep out from beneath it, was per- which I did beneath the water-tub, where I and vexation, but, feeling more inclined to ceived by one of the servants, who attempt had at first taken shelter ; here I remained go to sleep. curled herself round to take ed to lay hold of me, but I shrunk back into till night, wheni
, creeping out, I encounter- her nap, leaving Tibby and the flowers each my hiding-place, thinking that every one I cd tlic house-dog. We had always been very to their fate. saw was an enemy. It happened, however, good friends, so I stopped to consult him on While we give all credit to the playfulness, that this house was much intested with rats the nature of my situation ; I learned from imagination, and useful tendency of these and mice, and a cat was in great request; him, that I must leave, as death or banish- stories, we must impress on their author the so every means was used to cntice me from ment had been determined on. Indeed, necessity of a careful revision of her style, in my hiding-place, and I was soun persuaded Puss,' said Ranger, I pity you very much, subsequent editions. The grammatical conno harın was intended me. In this family I for I have myself suffered from the inconsis- struction is frequently imperfect, and the shortly became a favourite, and lived'in tency of ny masters ; indeed, I experience sentences are often too long and involved plenty and security; the housekeeper sound-this every day, though upon the whole 1 for a work of this kind. Possessing the sued my praise from the bottom to the top of have a very good place. Sometimes when perior qualities of invention, natural obserthe house, for she could now lock up her I bark, I am praised for my watchfulness; vation, and pure inorality, it is to be regretpastry in safety, without the fear of its be- at other tiines, I am scolded for moking a ted that there should be any drawback on ing nibbled. All went on well for some time, noise. On my master's return I am at account of verbal inaccuracies. The Ladywhen unfortunately my master's eldest son one time permitted to show my fond- bird's Nest, Kate Higgins, and The Wisli, took a fancy to keep rabbits; and I, who ness; at another I am heat off. But are ainong the best of the other tales; but at that time saw little difference between it is no wonder they should behave so to every one has something to recommend it them and rats, thought I could not do the us, for I have observed the same conduct to a favourable reception. family a better service than to destroy them. towards their children; for the other day my As I was continually upon the watch, I soon young master was throwing stones ; his fafound an opportunity, the young gentlemantler seeing hini, said, “Well done, my boy,
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. became tired of attending to them, and left you can hit a mark pretty well. This
DESCRIPTION OF THE ISLAND OF COBA. the rabbits in charge to his servants ; I pro- morning, with no more intention of mischief, fited by their neglect, and soon found means he happened to hreak a window, for whichi (From the letter of a Traveller, dated, The Havenof dispatching three. This was not immedi- he was severely punished, although he
nah, May 1819.) ately discovered, and probably never would, pleaded'in excuse, that he was only trying to
You do not know what you ask : eren to had not my vanity on catching a fourth, hit a mark, for which his father had before write a note is here a task; and you require prompted me to show my exploit ; so I car- coinmended him. Here our conversation a long letter, with an account of every thing ried up my prize, as I had been used to do, ended, and with much regret I took my wlrich strikes me as remarkable in the New
rew the family how diligent I had been leave, preferring my chance in banishment. ! World. I will endeavour to give you satisBut what was my consternation on finding to that of death. Not to tire your patience, faction; but I warn you beforehand, that I shall royself seized and buffeted about the head my next place afforded me simply shelter, require time. The poco a poco is the maxim tif I let go my hold. I was then taken for'as to food, my careful mistress was too of every hot climate. ! inay begin by tellto the hutch, and beaten again, which I conscientious to regard the subsistence of ing you that since my arrival, about four-fifths thought would have ended my punishment'; animals, urging, that mice were their pro- of those who came from Europe with ine hare not 60, for on the discovery that inore were de- per food; of these, my vigilance and hunger vanished before my eyes, froin the effects of stroyed, the young gentleinan made a serious soon cleared the place ; so one night, after the Voinito Negro, better known under the proposal for having me drowned. From breaking into a pigeon-pie
, I made my re
naine of the Yellow Fever. What the cause This fate I was saved by the pleadings of the treat, well knowing that no mercy wonld be of this sickness is, and what are the remehousekeeper. They then tried to persuade sheivn me. At a sufficient distance from dies for it, the physicians of this country the young gentleman, as he was tired of his this place I was tempted to enter a house, know no more than I ; they prescribe very rabbits, to send them not to be done.
perverse boy' no were playing at the door. Herc' I was not the same effect, namely, that of sending sooner found that he was desired to part doomed to suffer in my own person, but, their patients to the other world. The newith them, than they became of vahre, and what was much worse, in those of my off- gresses, (which is very humiliating for the point was at last settled by putting the spring; for animals in this family were con- science) treat the discase with much better hutch in a more secure place. It was now sidered only as machines, and I had the mi- success; and the captains who have brought titne in the garden, watching and catching of the children, without the power to prevent vation to those whom they have deprived of summer, and I spent the greatest part of my sery to see my kittens maile the playthings them from the African coast, are fain to
and owe their the sparrows. My master observing me, their being torinented. said, 'What a finc bird-catcher this cat is, not, however leave ; it left me, for, without their country and liberty: she saves me the trouble of shooting them, any consideration for my fate, they moved
The Havannah is not the only scat of this which I must otherwise do to preserve my off every thing but me. I took my station at dreadful disorder ; it already prerails in all cherries. So I was now in as high favour as the door, still lingering on the spot I had the ports of the island of Cuba. I hear just ever; but again an unlucky circumstance been accustomed to ; and here I was found now, that of a hundred Frenchinen who were brought me into disgrace. My mistress had by our present mistress, who, seeing me in sent about two months ago to Nuevitas, one bought a fine canary-bird, of which she ap- a 'most deplorable state, claritably took me * It is stated that Cuba is about to be ceded to peared extremely fond, and very reasonably nnder her protection, where I experience Groat Britain--a fact whichwould augment the (as she thought) imagined, I should know kindness without capriee'; and as I have interest of the following narrative. Edi'.
half have perished. The country is indeed, pearance. On a nearer approach several of moskitoes, the sting of which is burning ; more healthy, but the Vomito Negro is also small country scats on the right, and a viHage and your ears against the constant ringing of felt there, though less frequently and with less called Salnd, at a distance, are visible. This eight or ten bells. There they toll for a inveteracy. The natives are not so entirely prospect is rather pleasant. In a few mi- death, here for a funeral, and in another free from it as is generally believed. It is nutes you have passed the little canal which place for divine service. At last you arrive only on a very hard condition, that they can leads to the harbour, and suddenly discover at your lodging. An iminense saloon almost secure themselves against it ; namely, that an immense basin of an oval form, in which as large as a barn, and nearly as empty, is of never leaving the Havannah, or the other sometimes from a thousand to twelve hun-the eating room; small chambers, even more ports. Those who sail for the continent of Ame- dred flags of all nations may be seen waving. empty than the saloon, serve for bedrica, or to Europe, nay, even those who have the magnificent Tyre never presented a roons, in which you are reclined between lived several years in the country, do not re- richer and more splendid sight; on the right four walls, witliout any other furniture than turn to their town residences without dan- the Havannah is hid by a massive wall, and a truck bed. ger. I have just seen a girl ten years of age shews only some church steeples, the heavy Full of despair, you throw yourself upon
she was born at the Havannah and shape of which affords reason to suppose it, rather not to hear or see any thing more, educated at a few leagues distance from the that bricklayers and not architects have been than to sleep. In vain! The miserable hard city ; she came thither to witness a family employed in the public buildings of this city. mattrass produces heat and intolerable restfête, and died. Similar examples are not to the left of the basin are several houses lessness; you cannot sleep, and unhappily, rare. Perhaps you imagine that this sick- which belong to the village Iia Regla, and in you cannot dream with open eyes; the ness is less active during the six months of the back ground a number of trees,--the groans from an adjoining chainber would dethe year, when the sun leaves this part of the only ornament of this immense sheet of press the most lively fancy. This happened torrid zone. This is a generally received water. The port itself which is with to me on the first night ; I had scarrely arisen error. It is unhappily but too true, that the out doubt the largest in America, fills up when I hastened to obtain information resVomito Negro carries off new victims every every day inore and more, with a rapidity pecting the sick person, whose lamentations day; but in autumn and winter, the number which onght to attract the notice of the co- I had heard. He is out," was the answer. is not so great as in spring and summer. At lony. It has been confirmed, that the canal This satisfied me; the next day I learnt that this moment it rages furiously; and during which leads to it has within sixty-nine years that he would not come back again—he had the latter half of April, seventy-six French- becomc ninety-five varas (yards) narrower, been taken away to be buried ! This, my men fell victims to it. The English, as well being now only fifty-fivé varas in breadth friend, is a true relation of iny first day; as other Europeans, suffer from it in the In 1743, it was 24 feet deep, now only 17. three fourths of those just arrived have had same manner. I am surrounded with dead in the same year, by the sounding line the enough of it, and’immediately re-embark; and dying. When I go out I meet with entrance of the port was found to be 60 feet the military are generally the first to run off, hundreds of priests, who, crossing themselves, deep, and now only 18. This evil is known, from which I conclude, that notwithstanding run to and fro; some carrying the Host, and probably the remedies are easy; but their valour, they value their life more than others singing funeral hymns, proceed from firmness and perseverance would be neces. we imaginé. every direction to the church-yard. When I sary tó vise théin with effect, and these qua You try in vain to amuse yourself; there return hoine, twenty bells, which are con- lities seem to be wanting. In the harbour is nó edifice worth noticing confined and stantly in motion, make a deeper impression there is a machine for fixing the masts in ilthy places, low houses, the building of on my soul than the scene which I have just ships, which is said to be very ingenious, which may be classed in the infancy of art; left. It is singular, that those who are not and the admiration of all foreign mariners. and what is particularly surprizing in so hot seized with this evil do not leave this coun- It has been built above twenty years, after a climate is, there is not a single pablic gartry, which is under a curse. Speculation has the plan of a Catalonián' of the naine of den, nor tree under whose shade you can realso its martyrdom; people will not aban- Pietro Gatel, who died unrewarded, of vex. fresh yourself. In short, the Havannah apdon a scheme which they have begun ; for ation and want, and left a widow and children pears both in the whole and in detail, to be this reason they stay, and every nation re- in the Havannah in the gréatest distress. built for the inhabitants who wander about the mains faithful to its character : the French Now that you are acquainted with the streets. The utmost misery in our Europe man lulls his fears by singing, and the Eng- harbour, I will introduce you to the city does not offer a more disgusting sight than lishman by drinking. As I neither sing nor On landing you perceive a narrow archway these creatures, with black and brown faces, drink, I fly to the country, where I shall conti- which leads to it. From the beach to this who fill the public streets ; that part of their nue my letter unless the Vomito Negro pur- gate is ten steps, at the first of which you body not clothed in dirty rags, is covered sues me thither.
feel yourself sinking into the mud; and pro with plaisters and blisters ;-you are not I am now settled here in the middle of a ceeding onward, through the arch, discover walking in a city, but in a great hospital. poor country covered with volcanic ruins, that to the right, left, and front, all is mud'; The rich seldom stir on foot; the heat and without any prospect except a few thinly scat- a look at the strúight streets skeivso that you the mud oblige them to pay their visits in tered trees, which afford no shade, and whose will not tread dry ground till you reach the carriages (volantes). With respect to the pale green does not enliven the imagination; house to which yon are going. The streets women, whether rich or poor, custom denies but I will entertain you with something are not paved; the water has no drain; the them the use of their limbs: they can only less melancholy than the fever. I have al- land remains as God created it ; these are go abroad in a carriage, and there they are ready told you that my voyage lasted sixty the rcasons of the continuial stagnation of the hid behind a curtain of cloth which almost days ; I was all impatience to see land, and water. It may be said that the Havannah is entirely conceals them from rude curiosity. to put my foot upon it. The first thing a great sewer, from which pestilential exha-It is more worth while to look into the inside presented to my sight would, I thought, ap- lations constantly arise. As soon as you enter of the houses. The great room is level with pear to me the most beautiful in the world ; this city, an insufferablé smell
' assails you, the ground, and quite exposed, as the win. but it was quite different : notwithstanding and never quits, you as long as you remain in dows and doors always remain open, at my inclination to adinire, every spot' was it.
first you do not know what you shall call barren, without flowers--waste without wa The streets aré dirty and narrow, in dull this room, for you perceive the carriages, ter.
straight lines, with low houses, the windows the toilet, and the bed, all pell-mell. Is it a The port of the Havannah is enough cele- of which are without glass. The population coach-house, a room for company, or a bed. brated to merit a description. As you enter, of the streets increases the gloomy impres. room? It is together; though the apartment you see a fort on your left, called Moro, sions, and thousands both of whites and ne- faces the street, every thing is done there, and under the cannons of which all ships must groes, most of them covered with plaisters the wonten dress from the first piece of raisail ; the height on which it is built, its ex- and rags, impress the stranger with most ment put upon the body, with as much indif. tent, and the threatening mouths of its can disagreeable sensations: Add to this that ference as if they were concealed from all nons, impart to this fortress a majestic ap- you have to guard your face against swarms profane eyes. On the approach of evening,
you hope to make up for the loss of the fore The dancing saloou is adorned with tasteinen and women, the mildness of their feanoon d ' You visit your acquaintances, or and simplicity. A hundred tapers throw a tures, and their sociable manners, inake it persons to whom you have been recom- brilliant light on the ladies, i ho form a impossible to help feeling disposed in their mended ; and find the master of the house half circle at one end : this is the most agree- favour. They are born improvisatori and and his family in the most gloomy solitude. able moment of illusion. Large black eyes, musicians, and I will venture to predict, that It is really an exertion to speak here : you faces full of expression, pretty little feet, if ever the colony should receive literature, feel yourself in a profuse perspiration, and would move the most rigid stoic in any it will be indebted for it to the blacks. give yourself up to the Boutacle in which country; and here he would wonder at find- " Then the whites are inferior ;”—you will you sit, or rather are sunk, in listless reveries. ing himself again possessed of feelings and ask me. I will not hesitate to confess, that The Boutacle is in the shape of a half bath- senses. At the other side of the saloon sit this is the case in the torrid zone. The black ing-tub, as they are used in France for baths, the gentlernen during the whole ball; the here retains the whole physical and inoral and in the most awkward position that can sexes never join. The ruasters of the cere- strength which he received from the creator. be conceived. You follow the example of mony invite the company to dance; 80 The burning sun leaves to him all his energy; the master of the house, and go to sleep. much decorum prevails throughout, that and, scorching as it is, is scarcely enough for When you awake, you are asked to take a you might be led to suppose that the cere- hin, as he always seeks an increase of glass of water: this is the signal for departing, mony observed was the same which the warmth from his constantly burning fire, and you take your leave, having been, ac-Jesuits introduced into the dances of the sa- The white, on the contrary, who is removed cording to the ideas of the colony, well re- rages in Paraguay. The ball is opened by from a mild climate to the tropical heat, ceived and well entertained.
a minuet; it is repeated even to satiety; and visibly declines here ; during ten hours of In a country where polished society is still this, not because they love the dance, but the day he is as if inanimate it is impossible in its infancy, theatres and balls are almost because it requires rather that they should for him to exercise his body or mind. It is unnecessary; I shall only say a word about walk than move quickly, which is inconve martyrdom to read for a quarter of an the theatres: namely, that they still represent nient in a country where the least exertion hour. If there were between the tropics an the mysteries of which our ancestors were so deprives them of breath and strength. As advocate of the unlimited perfectibility of fond. I have seen the Triumph of the Ave soon as the ladies quit their seats, as soon as the human race, he must seek for proofs of Maria represented; this tragi-comedy ended they leave their composed attitude, they are his system, not among the whites but among with the sudden appearance of a valiant found quite deficient in the gracefulness the blacks. knight on a real horse, displaying on the point which they before seemed to possess; they of his lance the bloody head of an infidel. hop as if they were lame: the tight shoes I cannot paint the disgust which this sight which pinch their feet, occasion them severe
LEARNED SOCIETIES. occasioned me, though perfectly agrecable to pain at every step-—their sufferings appear the audience.
OXFORD, FER, 26. on their countenances, and deform their But it is time that I should introduce you features. Their figure is not supported by
Saturday last the Hon. and Rev. Edward to the gaming and dancing rooins, which are a cofset—they do not know how to keep on Rice, M. A. late Fellow of All Soul's Colabout three quarters of a league from the their clothes, for the use of the French dress lege, and Prebendary of Worcester Cathedral, city; an avenue leads to them, at the end of is of very late date in this country. Only was admitted Bachelor and Doctor of Diviwhich stands a small statuc of Charles III. ; ten ycars ago they used to appear in public nity; grand compounder ; and Philip Wilson, and near it lies on the ground a block of in negligent morning dishabille. The men of Trinity College, was admitted Bachelor inarble, on which the head of Christopher valk better, because their shoes are casier; of Arts. Columbus is roughly hewn. but they are destitute of the noble and dig
CAMBRIDGE, FEB. 25. From five to six' hundred volantes, con- nified deportment which is so necessary in
The Hon. Berkeley Octarius Noel, of 'Trivey the ladies and gentlemen to the the minuet. These barbarians do not hesi- nity College, and the Hon. Frederick Emmadancing rooms. These volantes cannot tate to present themselves to their ladies in nuel Hippolytus Curzon, of Magdalene Colbe compared to even our most ordinary a great coat, and with or without a round lege, were on Wednesday last admitted Hopost-chaises ; they are drawn by two horses, hat. Only the whites are admitted to the norary Masters of Arts. - The Rev. Joseph driven by a negro coachinan. On entering ball I have just described, and you may George Brett, of Jesus College, was on the what is called the ball-room, you soon per- gather that they cannot boast of having re
same day adınitted Bachelor in Civil Law; ceive that dancing is only a sccondary object mained faithful to the origin of the minuet. and Mr. Robert Roupelt, of Trinity College, of the meeting. The first saloons through This honour belongs exclusively to the free Bachelor of Arts, which you pass, are full of tables covered negroes. How much was I astonished to
CRAVEN SCHOLARSHIP. – Mr. Alfred with gold and silver. The greatest sums are see these negroes, of a dignified easy figure, Olivant, of Trinity College, was on Wedneswon and lost in a moment, with an indiffer- advance respectfully towards their ladics, day last unanimously elected a Scholar on ence quite unknown in Europe. It is amus- holding the cocked hat in their hand, and Lord Craven's foundation. irrenough to see a countess or marchioness then putting it on with a grace which begins Richard Waterfield, Esq. B. A. of Emmabulb'een a Spanish monk and a Dutch sailor, to become rare in the oli world. The ne-nuel College, was on the 13th inst. elected a who puff the smoke of their Cigars into her gresses are not inferior to their partners; all Fellow of that society. face. Gambling is not stigmatized here by their motions are noble and graceful; you public opinion; the priest, the nobleman, can see that they do not torture their feet to
FINE ARTS. the magistrate, and the merchant, seat them deprive them of their natural form; real selves without reserve at the gaming table, taste presides over their toilette; the magand play with the utmost composure.
nificence of their dress does not detract from No. 48. Waterloo. Evening. The adIt is no disgrace to keep a bank, as is evi- its simplicity, and their drapery is managed l'ance of the British Troops, and defeat dent from the fact that the bankers belong to with an effect which is eren acknowledged of the French Army.-G. Jones. the most distinguished and noble families of by the amateurs of your operá.
This national picture, 15 feet in height and the colony. The law and the command of I went to a negro ball, with the intention 11 feet in width, has been painted by order the governor threaten gamesters with dread- of entertaining myself a moment at their of the directors of the British Institution, at ful punishments ; but those who are com- expense; but my expectation was ill-founded the price of 500 guincas. We inspected it missioned to proceed against the offenders, -erery thing saw here was much better during its progress ; and now that it is find it more advantageous to protect them; than what I had left; and, had any body at finished, are rejoiced to see that it fulfils they persuade the governor that gaming is that moment spoken to me of the superiority its promise of being a fair representation of a necessary evil, and they probably support of the whites over the negroes, I should have the critical moment in the most glorious of their assertion by good arguments, as they answered, “ Open your eyes, and judge.” warlike victories; and the more so, since gamble with open doors, and almost in the The becoining liveliness of all these black there has recently appeared sereral efforts of
Buonapartists, recovered from their panic, | light; and the others possess more of those rescued and married to Ivanhoe. Except and of unworthy Britons, oblivious of every abstract qualities which distinguish the art. some'of Mr. Kean's acting in these passages, patriotic feeling, to misrepresent that tri- ist and separate his genius from his execu- and which, though it extremely disappointumph, atchieved by such a torrent of our tion, than almost any thing we have seen ed us, was in his usually applauded style, country's blood, and adding so bright a from his hand.
the performand were congenial to the beam to our country's glory. Mr. Jones's No. 46. Contemplation:-C. R. Leslie. picce. Mrs. W'est, as Rebecca, was indeed undertaking was an ar luous one; and, in A lady in a grove, with the moon-light very praiseworthy ; but her situations and diour opinion, he has given proofs of judge-playing upon her features and form. It has alogue did not allow of much display, Mr. ment and talents equal to the greatness of some of the loveliest effects that could be im- Hainblin fretted his hour in the Templar, (a his subject. If the imagination is disap- parted to a subject so circumstanced, but is concentrated essence of all the Templars in pointed in not seeing the picturesque images not an effort of either so high or so fasci- the novel). Mr. Penley strutted and straddled of a lively fancy, it must be recollected that nating a class as the artist's preceding pic- like a thing of gilt gingerbread, in Ivanhoe, the artist had no' wild licence to allow of his tures of Anne Page and Sir Roger de Cover- Harley, in Wamba, was a modern non-entaking such excursive flights. His business ley. We do not mean to state that it injures tity. Gurth, nobody. Friar Tuck, (even was to delineate, as correctly as possible, a the great reputation these productions estab- Osberry,) nobody. Robin Hood, nobodygrand historical event:-locality, fact, por- lished; only that, however meritorious, it (yes, he was the leader of a band of chorustrait, and real incident, circumscribed his does not enhance it; and that it seems rather singers). Prior Aymer, an old woman ; the creative powers. He was to be instructed an exercise than a marked attempt at higher commandant, his sister; Cedric, the third of by competent authorities, as to the military fame. It is the essence of art, that it must these antiqne graces ; and Miss Carev, a situations, and guided by views taken on the go on progressively rising, and cannot be young woman with a song. In conclusion, spot, as to the landscape of the field of battle. peripitted to be even stationary.
as if the whole were a hoax, the repetition In these respects we are assured that the
of the play was announced, and then Mrs. picture is eminently faithful; and our own
Orger spoke a laboriously silly epilogue, to observation convinces us, that, as a work of
bespeak the favour already granted. art, it will rise in estimation the inore it is kixc's THEATRE. We are obliged to Covent Gardex.-Iranhoe-A magcontemplated. The aerial perspective em- postpone our critique on the new Opera. nificent spectacle, extracted from a portion braces an extent equal to any thing we have DRURY LANE. - The Hebreur. A mise- of the novel, commencing after the tournaseen under this quality of excellence; and rable piece, in five acts, said to be founded inent, and concluding with the burning of the eye is carried over a vast space, occu-on, but in reality .confounded from, the ro- Front de Bæuf's castle. For the sake of pied with every. variety of action; while the mance, without being acquainted with which dramatic unity of action, the adventures and nearer objects are detailed with a skill and it is utterly unintelligible, and being acquaint- trial of Rebecca are however introduced preinterest which cannot fail of producing the ed with which, it is unutterably tiresome. Ju vious to this catastrophe. In the early parts strongest sensations. The hero of the day our lives we never witnessed a sadder hotch- somewliat heavy, we have only room to say, is ren:dered finely conspicuous by the smoke potch. By the most perverse ingenuity, that this is a grand and well acted drama. of artillery, which throws a breadth of light every fine and striking feature in Ivanhoe Charles Kemble, in Ivanhoe (identified with upon the part where he is stationed; and in this is avoided during the first threc acts; the king Richard), is a noble picture; Macready, the painter has happily contrived ex fumo dare main business is cleverly kept out of sight, in the Templar knight, a fitting rival; Farlucem. The most distinguished British com- and one dull uninteresting scene follows ren, in the Jew, very effective ; Liston, amumanders are grouped, and introduced with another in perfectly regular order, The sing in the Fool ; Émery, in what he has to much ability; and the several sorts of ser-author of Ivanhoe has taught even the general do as Friar Tuck, excellent ; Mrs. Faucit's vice are delincated with a soldier's as well as public to have the nicest perception of the Ulrica, equal to her old Meiklebucket; Miss with an artist's tact. While we look at the customs and manners of the age of Cour Foote's Rebecca, very pretty ; and the musimany episodes introduced, all connected de Lion, and the Drury Lane dramatist cal parts with Miss Stephens, Duruset, and with the main story, we can almost believe has contrived to annihilate them all. Ana- others, sweet and pleasing. The scenery that we are reading anecdotes of the memo- chronisms of startling magnitude occur is of the highest order, and the decorations rable 18th of June. We think we can per- every instant, and absurdities of unimagina- superb. The trial scene one of extraordiceive the brave Caithness Corporal, who, ble grossness complete the tissue of non- nary beauty. when asked if he was afraid, replied, “ Afraid ! sense. We have Jews shaking hands, not l'e observe that the new Farce, Too late why, I was in a' the battles on the penin- merely with Christian knights, but hugging.for Dinner, is by Mr. Jones, whose persule!” and having it explained that the the commandant of the Templars, who, formances contributed so largely to its sucquestion merely related to a fear of losing the above all mankind, abhorred the race; we coss; and not by Mr. Theodore Hooke, as day, said, “ Na, na, I did na fear that: I have the Jew's wife, Mrs. Isaac, of York, originally whispered about the theatre. was only afraid we sho'd be a' killed before inhabiting a respectable tomb in Christian MR. MATHEWS AT HOME.--An entirely we had time to won it." This fellow was a burial, cheek by jowl with monumental now and altogether extraordinary series of gallant sample of the thirty-three thousand crosses in an abbey church-yard; we have performances, under this well-known title, odd hundreds of British troops, the entire beries of nuns singing jubilate (quere, Jew-| commenced at the English Opera House on number (we state it from unquestionable of- be-late) Deos in the halls of the knights, Monday. It is difficult to convey an adeficial returns) notwithstanding the late ex- whose vow of chastity was so strict that it quate notion of the variety and effect of aggerations of the enemy, which shared the was death for any female to enter their resi- these “Lectures on character, manners, immortal honours of that tremendous con- dence-a fact distinctly before the audience, and peculiarities,” which must be seen and flict.
too, since Rebecca is condemned upon it; heard, in order to be appreciated. In a Nos. 120. 175. 177. 195. 221. 257. Land- we have clocks regularly striking the hours short preliminary, and generally humorous
scapes.-T. C. Hofland. in the cleventh century; we have neat par- address, Mr. Mathews once more gravely The Landscapes of Mr. Hofland, in the terres, and a pretty cottage ornée ; in short, laboured to establish by definition, the differpresent collection, display his talents to as we have every species of folly in scenery ence between 'mimickry and imitation--a great an advantage, and we think, under a and in character. And this, for no other mimick and an imitator. It is hardly worth greater variety of styles, than at any former purpose but to make the Jew, (Mr. Kean) while to contest such a point, and especially period. The one exhibited last year at the the only prominent part in the drama. with a performer, who, whether mimicking Royal Academy, is indeed like an old friend He beards armed knights ; he outrages or imitating, affords us so much entertainwith a new face, being placed in a light by every custom of the age, and every na- ment; and who seems to attach an unreal which its merits can be better appreciated, tural, prolmbility: gocs mad, recovers his importance to the name by which his art is and its cool and sequestered character better wits, plays _ King Lear in a Gabardine, and, called; but it does appear to us, that Mr. understood. 177 is a beautiful little Moon--e velieve, dies of joy when his daghter is Mathews is a mimick in the best sense of
the word; that is, an imitator, whose copies we cannot resist them on that score, while us then get rid of these pretences and pests, of the acts and manners of others, irresisti- others please by being cpigrammatic, quaint, and we shall find “ Old Englandl" really, as bly excite to laughter. An excellent iini- and witty. The large bonnets of our belles, well as anagramatically, a
** Golden Land." tator may be, and usually is, very dull; an for example, are said to preclude all kissing, K’illing Animals by Carbonic Acid.- A excellent mimick never fails to afford amuse-except by jackasses ; we have rhyme to dio- new method of putting aninals to death, ment. Therefore the attempt to draw the astrodoxon; Quin's advice to a person who without pain, has been proposed by Dr. same distinction between them as between had suffered an indignity, to wear his nose Thornton ; in consequence of the employthe satirist and the lampoouer, seems to us soaped, told by Prolix and ascribed to Lord ment of which, it is said, the meat will look to be, if not an absurdity, at least a matter Chesterfield ; and, in short, a crowd ot mo- better, taste better, keep better, and salt quite foreign to Mr. M's. purposes ; since, dern follies brought under a review of the better. These desiderata are expected to be say what he will, the persons whom he co-most spleen-kiling kind; and mixed up attained by means of fixed air. pies, will not like it, and the public, par. with recollections of many older drolleries,
Blackwood's Magazine. ticularly that part of it which happens to in fascinating melley.
Sir Humphrey Davy has had great success know the individuals, will see no harm in The conclnding part, however, displays in unrolling the MSS. of Herculaneum and having their peculiarities so ably dashed with the abilities of Mr. Slatthews, in a way still Pompeii. In a short time the contents and a little caricature, as to render the copy. inf. inore astonishing than the two preceding. In title of each roll will be male known. nitely more entertaining than the original; this, by means of pasteboard figures, which
Daily Papers. independantly of the natural enjoyinent are occasionally moved by springs, and Dr. Paley.-Dr. Paley was in very high which is derived from a consciousness of the which he occasionally animates by inserting spirits when he was presented to his first talent employed in producing portraits so himself into them without being perceived, preferment in the church. He attended at a like, and yet so ludicrous.
he actually manages to have two, three, visitation dinner just after this event, and The contrivance by which we are led along four characters upon the stage, at the same during the entertainment, called out jocosely, this novel chain of drollery, is a narrative, moment—in fact he acts, alone, a complete “ Waiter, shut down that window at the full of pun and point, interspersed with sto- farce ; and sustains to admiration the posts back of my chair, and open another behind ries and songs, and introducing inany cha- of Alderman Huckaback; Tabitha, an old some curate.” European Magazine. racters, all of whom find a clever, (we maid , Snap, a servant; Canzonetti, a sing In 1666, the Dublin people having proshould imagine, unrivalled) representative, ing master; Miss M. Huckaback, bis pupil; posed to send one hundred thousand bulin a single'actor. The chief of these person- Molly Magog, an old nurse (shorter than locks to London for relief of that city, lately ages are Country Cousins," who come up himself by the legs, for he plays this part on burnt, parliament voted the importation of from Whitby in Yorkshire, to see, and are his knees) Methusalem, an old watchman; Irish cattle to be a nuisance. Lord Clarenshown the “Sights of London.” The most and Dickey Gossip, a barber. The skill and don suggested in an amendment that it might prominent of the country-folks, are, Un- versatility evinced in this performance cannot as properly be declared adultery. Swords cle Baffin, a dealer in whale-vil and blubber; be conceived, without being “ At Home;" were drawn in the House of Commons on Aunt Agatha, his sister ; Dolly, his daughter; whither we recommend the public to hasten, the subject.-Rawdon Papers. and Zachary Flail, his servant : in town are if the public desires to laugh in these sad About the middle of the seventeenth cenJerry, his son, a dandyish lawyer's clerk,"times. The only drawback we found was tury, persons who hired furnished lodgings eternally in motion, and designated by his that our attention was demanded an hour in London had to find linen and pewter, or fond parent for the woolsack; Dr. Prolix, a too long-there is no moment that he could else pay dearly for their use.--Ibid. capital character, resembling the old Scotch- bear to be idle, and we could not help woman, in masculine attire ; Sir Hubble thinking the exertion too much for our Bubble, a city orator, like many other city merry entertainer. The law-case might per LITERARY NOTICES. orators, not very intelligible ; and a grum- haps be advantageously omitted. bler, who always hails misfortunes with, “ it The NEW ARGYLE Rooms opened on
A French Journal contains the following. serves me right, it will carry me to the grave Monday, with a charining musical treat, at The celebrated Lord Byron is just finishevery thing serves every body right-Oh which the principal musicians in London as- ing a poem on the events of Parga. But on dear!” In the course of the rambles of the sisted. This is very well; but we under this occasion, the English bard will not enparty, who, en passant, are joined by stand that arrangements are making for rich with the treasures of his poetic genius, Monsieur de Tourville, a French traveller, French entertainments at this theatre, and one of those whimsical, fantastic, and unawho has come to "take the tower (tour) of for the exclusive encouragement of foreign- tural inventions, which are generally presentLondon,” and makes a multitude of gro-ers; which, in the present low estate of ed with more vehemence than taste; which tesque blunders; they encounter (and the our national theatres and native performers, teach us less to love what is good and beauaudience have personated) a waiter at the is, to say the least of it, a project, the hu- tiful, than to admire wliat is extraordinary Chapter Coffee House, the Verger of St. manity and justice of which is extremely and original ; and which now afford so much Pauls, and several other oddities. They problematical. We trust that our nobility delight to the lovers of the romantic tlíroughvisit St. Paul's, whence a panoramic view and gentry will pause before they patronize out England and Germany. The new suband description of the metropolis, the Mo- a second establishment for the foreign drama, ject on which Lord Byron's muse is engaged, nument, the cast iron bridge, the exhibition which must give a fatal blow to our alreadly presents a happy combination of old manat Somerset House, the Panorama of the sinking theatres.
ners and modern customs—of heroism and North Pole, and a fashionable rout given
simplicity-of striking contrasts and pathetic by the Countess of Fidget. Accounts of a
situations, which might be vainly looked for pugilistie mill, of Epsom Races, of the
in many epic compositions of the highest White Horse Cellar, of a Mock Auction, of
order. The poet will doubtless avail himself of an Indictment at the Sessions, &c. &c. are Anagrams.-Among the modera felicities the advantages offered by the situation of the introduced, and given with admirable spirit of this species of literary play, may be class- scene, and the glorious descent of his chaOf the fin and pun it is impossible to recol- cd the following. We find, that “ Annual racters: and where shall we find a more aflect a hundredth part, or to describe it if our Parliament,” confesses to “ I am an unreal fecting spectacle than a whole population, memory served to recall all the subjects at plant;" that “universal suffrage," shrewd all descendants of the ancient Greeks, forwhich we laughed so heartily. The jests, ly transposed, bids us guess a fearful saking their native homes to fight and conwhich have the quality of antiquity, are made ruin;" that the compound essence of both quer; preferring death to slavery; like their 89 new and diverting by the modle of telling these, nainely, “ Radical Reform,” is but a forefathers, flying on the approach of the them, that they are as good as if we hadi “rare mad frolic;" and its mendacious ad- barbarians; but with this difference that the never heard them before the new ones are vocate, “Orator Henry Hunt,” perfectly companions of Themistocles looked forward many.of them so excessively ridiculous, that described as " no one iruth Harry.” Let with hope to the battle of Salamis, while