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regarded as peculiarly magnificent and fine. book is a proof of bad taste, in these every one finished in a masterly style.
we trust that encouragenient and re tract of country. The foreground is both have been infinitely better expressed had ward will accelerate their appearance in curious and picturesque. On the brow of a he left out several of the words which the literary horizon.
luigh bank, with a deep scarp and counter- are tautalogical, and rather confusing The See of York was founded by Edwin walk of communication on the inside : at scarp, is an embattled wall, with a terrace than strengthening to the sense.
The the Saxon king of Northumberland, early in irregular intervals are projecting bastions, italics in our quotation will designate the the seventh century; and the first Church, for the purpose of entilading the wall | blemish. or mere temporary structure, erecte about This fortification extended round the whole Our more immediate purpose is the Cathe-' the year 627, after his inajesty's baptisin city, excepting at the places where the river aral or Minster; the liistory of which is so there by Paulinus. This Paulinus was at no intersected it. On the opposite banks, at blended and combined with other collateral great distance of tiine, consecrated by Honor these points, there were fortified towers, and coincident subjects, of a provincial and rius, and became the first Archbishop of from which chains formerly extended across ecclesiastiçal nature, that we occasionally York. The minster, no v standing, was the river.
advert to them. built after the year 1971, all those before it,
The approaches to the Cathedral are all having been destroyed by various accidents ; unfavourable.
Of the plates we can hardly say too and the author thus characterizes it-
much. Accurate details, imposing ge. That York ('athedral is a noble, a magni
There is nothing remarkable among neral views, excellent selection, and in ficent, and even a sublime structure, will be the monuments in this cathedral; and finite skill in execution, are their distin readily allowed by the impartial an:: discrimi- of its relics we notice none worthy of guishing features. The Crypt under the nating antiquary that it is peculiarly im- particular remark, save one.
Altar, by J. Scott, is solemn and subposing and impressive as a whole must also
The most important, as well as the most lime : the South Transept by J. Le be admitted, and that it presents many bean, curious antient relic, is a large irory horn, Keux, exquisitely touched, and full of tiful features and details, few persons will which was formerly handsomely adorned have the temerity to deny. The Cathedral with gold, and suspended by a chain of the sweet effect; the centre doorway to the of Lincoln has, however, many local and in- same metal; an inscription on it states that west front, by the sime, similarly beaudividual beauties, which com.nand almira- the horn was given to the Cathedral by Ulphus, tiful ; the Minster from the Ramparts, tion; and which, on comparative exainina- Prince of West Deira, with all his lanıls and S. Rawle, eminently fine ; the View tion, may appear to excel the corresponding revenues. Being lost, Henry Lord Fairfax from N. to S. transept, one of the pretparts of York. It would be bordering on at length restored it. The Dean and Chap- tiest interiors we ever saw; and the impertinence and foliy to pronounce in gene- ter ornainenteil it anew, A. D. 1675. Capitals, plate XXXI. forcible and rich. ral terms on the preeminence of either. Caroden mentions this horn, and cites an There is a strange apparent want of Each has its own and its esclusivc beauty; antient author, who thus describes the donaeach is entitled to the careful study of the tion of which it served as a token. Ulphus
proportion from the obliquity of several architect and antiquary ; and each has its pe- governed in the western part of Deira, and of the views ; but we presume that this culiar monuinents, architectural details, and on account of an altercation between his elder is consistent with the rules of perspechistory. As a distant object, this edifice assumes a his domains after his death, he presently and departure from relative position,
and younger sons, about the succession to tive : otherwise the change of shape, lofty and imposing aspect. Its three towers inade them both fairly equal. For he re- which it introduces, might be advantaare seen preeminent above the city houses, paired immediately to York, and filling the and the parochial churches; whilst the nu- horn, from which' he usually drank, with
geously avoided. merous crocketed pinnacles, at the west end wine, anil kneeling before the altar, he
We shall inerely add, that there were and gables, display at once intricacy, variety, all his lands and rents to God and Saint Peter, 83 Archbishops of York, from 625, to the and picturesque beauty. Though this church prince of the apostles.” By this horn the present day, and 63 deans from the time of has not the advantage of a lofty, or scarcely church holds scveral lands of great value, Win. II. The Crypt under the Choir is the an elevated scite, yet it appears rery high not far from York on the cast," and which most ancient _part, viz. 1171 ; then the S. by comparison witlı its neighbouring build- are still called “de Terra l'lphi.”
Transept 1227; the North a few years later ; ings ; and is seen like a noble forest tree
Before we dismiss the literary portion and Ailes of the same date; the Choir 1361
the Chapter House 1231 to 1330; the Nare amidst a shrubbery from every approach to the city. It is dificult to point out any of this publication, we must take the to 1405; the Central Tower 1370; and the single spot that commands it to the greatest liberty of advising gieater terseness and Western Tower 1202. advantage, yet from the rainpart between precision to the writer, in his future
There are in all 36 engravings, and Micklegate and the water tower, it may be productions. The second period in his Hence the three towers, with their pinnacles, respects ; and the same meaning would open parapets, and bold sculpture, are seen
Burckhardt's Nubian Travels, 4to. to rise sublimely above the houses. Indeed,
(Concluded.) it may be compared to a mountain starting not only a peculiar, but a highly interesting
As the fortified Walls of York constitute out of a plain : and thus attracting all the at- historical feature to the city, it is truly lament- spectiug the routes of African pilgrims,
From the geographical details retention and admiration of a spectator. The able to witness the wanton and vulgar dilapidapetty, humble dwellings of inen appear to tion to which they are daily subjected. Instead in our last, we again turn with pleasure crouch at its feet ; whilst its own vastness and of being cautiously protected and preserved by to the personal travels of our interestbeauty impress the observer with awe and those persons whosc duty it is to guard and up- ing author. sublimity." It aspires heavenwards, and thus hold theni, and who are invested with an annual denotes its pristine appropriation. From the income for that purpose, they are suffered gra- plain, thickly covered with thorny trees, we
June 17th.-In riding along a gravelly station now alluded to (see Plate XII.) is dually to moulder away. seen a congregated mass of houses, with the times battered down for the materials to be ap- started several female ostriches, which are guildhall, and two or three towers, to the propriated to a hog-styc, or for some other known from the males by the darker colour right of the cathedral ; whilst in the middle equally trivial purpose. The four ancient forti- of their plupage ; they at first ran off, withdistance is presented the busy traffic of the ruin. One of these, Monk-Bar, is probably the followed the caravan for upwards of an hour,
fied gates, or bars, are also fast approaching to out appearing to be much frightened; but navigable Ouse; to the left the eye is pleas- most curious and perfect specimen of this sort of at the distance of about two gun shots. ingly relieved and soothed ly au open lawn, architecture in the kingdom: and therefore is with the picturesque ruins of St. Mary's Abre very interesting to the antiquary and archii.
The author mentions in a former bey, beyond which is a pecp into a listant tecť.
part, that black ostrich feathers were
articles of traffic; the white being sold passed me without uttering a loud shriek, / parations and butter, is calculated to excite privately to Souakin merchants. They and then laughing. After marching two thirst in the greatest degree. It is a general now began to ascend the mountains. hours and a half
, we halted under a thick custom in the caravans in these parts, as well On the 19th, he continues
cover of acacia trees, in low ground, called as in the Arabian deserts, never to drink,
Wady Shenkera. The slaves had to bring except when the whole caravan balts for a After a march of nine hours, (the general water from an hour's distance in the moun- few minutes for that purpose; the time of direction N. N. E.) four of which had been tain.
doing this is, in the slave caravans, about occupied in ascending, we came to a spot where the valley, having reached the summit,
We now close this journey with the nine o'clock in the morning, and twice
during the afternoon's march, namely, about becomes level for about five hundred yards arrival at Souakin.
four and six o'clock. In the forenoon also, here we cncamped. We had met with se June 25th.-We set out soon after mid- every one drinks at the halting of the caraveral Hadendoa families near the pools of night, and travelled over a rocky plain. van, and again after the meal ; and the same water; and, as they are reputed to be great When the sun rose, we saw the sea about five ruie is observed in the evening. To drink thieves, we determined to continue our hours distant. The soil now began to be while others do not, exposes a man to be conmarch thus far, as we thought they would strongly impregnated with salt; a bitter sa- sidered effeminate, and to the opprobrious follow us no farther in the woods. One of line crust covering its surface in many places saying, that “ his mouth is tied to that of the the men asserted, that in coming up the val- to the depth of several inches. The atmos- water-skin.”—(Fomoh marboutt alá kháshm ley he had seen a monkey among the trees, phere arising from this soil, rendered still cl gerbé), and it is otherwise imprudent, as and I was informed that these animals are more saline by the sea breezes, had made the opening of the water-skin at an unusual not unfrequently met with in this place, and the branches of the trees as black as if time subjects the traveller to importunities that they are very cominon on the western they had been charred; and it was with diffi- which it is not always prudent to reject ; but road to Souakin, which leads over the same culty that the herds of camels of forty or fifty none thinks of asking such a favour when the chain of mountains. We saw many gazelles, together, could find out a few green leaves. whole caravan halts to drink. Those who and several hares. The heat of the day, I had never seen the camel so nearly ap- have many slaves till the large wooden bowl which had become particularly oppressive in proaching to a wild state. Whole herds are in which dinner is served up, and place it the lower plain, between the high mountains, here left to pasture without the care of either on the ground, when the slaves kneel down was here succeeded by a chilling cold.
We men or dogs; the Hadendoa keep them al- and drink out of it half a dozen times, as lighted many fires, and the fear of robbers most entirely for their milk and flesh, very cattle do out of a trough ; this is done to prekept us awake the greater part of the night. few being employed as beasts of burthen; vent the waste of water that would be occaI killed a scorpion just by my fire. they appeared to be frightened at the ap- sioned by each having a separate allowance.
The climate here is delicious and in- proach of men and of loaded camels, a cir- Travellers in these journies drink a great vigorating
cumstance I had never witnessed before. In quantity of water when it is plentiful; I do
the Arabian and Syrian deserts, the camels not exaggerate when I say that I have often Notwithstanding the steepness of the when grazing, come running and frisking to- drank in the afternoon, at one draught, as mountain, there are trees to its very summit, wards any strange camel which they perceive much as would fill two common waterexhibiting an interesting and novel sight to at a distance, and they easily obey even bottles. To drink three or four times a day me, who had seen nothing like it since I the call of strangers, provided they are is considered short allowance ; few Blacks quitted Syria. There are numberless racines, Bedouins, like their own masters. The and Arabs, when water is abundant, drink through which the torrents are precipitated herds of camels which we saw this day were, less than six or seven times daily; but when into the plain during the rains, when they like those of Nubia, in general of a white the S. E. wind blows no quantity is sufficient must form so many cascades boiling over the colour. The acacia trces in this plain are to keep the mouth moist, and one wishes to rocks, and presenting altogether a grand stunted, owing to the violent winds to which drink every quarter of an hour. spectacle. Many Sedar trees grow in the they are exposed. I observed a parasitic plain. Here again the slaves caught locusts, species of cactus growing upon all of them, The number of houses in Souakin is about avhich they roasted over the fire, after and completely covering soine of them like six hundred, of which two thirds are in taking out the entrails. From Wady Moez a net.
ruins, for the madrepore with which they we continued over even but rocky ground, After marching four hours, we took the are built soon decays, unless constantly four hours farther, when we halted. direction of N. by E. and approached a kept in repair. The only public buildings
June 23d.—The country before us pre- mountain branching into the plain, from the in the town are three mosques. In the subsented a valley (called Wady Osyr) of at least main chain of Dejaab. It is called the moun- urb El Geyf, are a few houses of stone, four hours in breadth, bordered on the east tain of Gangerab, and is inhabited by fami- built rather in the Soudan than Arabian side by low hills. We continued our route lies of Hadendoa, who supply Souakin with style, having large court-yards ; the other close to the high western chain ; the whole butter and milk during the summer, when dwellings are formed of inats, like those of plain is full of trees and shrubs, and in every no cattle is to be found near that place. We the Nubian Bedouins. low
ground was herbage, now parched up. encamped during the mid-day hours at some We passed another encampment of Haden- distance from the mountain, and were much
There are many other parts of this doa, with large herds of camels ; they ap- distressed for water, having taken a very
work which deserve extract and eulogy; pear to live here in perfect security from small supply on the 23d. The Souakin mer- | but the variety of the demands upon any surprise by their enemies. We also met chants, who knew the country well, hired, our attention precludes us from convea travelling party of Hadendoa, with their without our knowledge, an Arab, iho niently adding further to this review women and tents; the women were seated brought them several camel loads of water without encroaching on other duties. upon the camels, on high saddles, fantasti- from the mountain, which we in vain incally decorated, with three or four poles treated them to share with ourselves and sticking out in front, beyond the animals slaves. No idea cau be formed by Europeans
For OCTOBER, 1819. head, having the extremities ornamented of the quantity of water necessary for drinkwith large bunches of black ostrich feathers. ing, cooking, and washing during a journey
PERSIA. The African, like the Arabian Bedouins, through these countries, but more particu- Art. I. Sir William Ouseley's Travels in seem to display elegance of equipment in the larly to allay the thirst of the traveller, whose
Persia, vol. I. (2d Article). decorations of their women only: leathern palate is continually parched by the effects In a preceding article we took a survey tassels of different sizes, small' bells, and of the fiery ground and air, who has been of the contents of this interesting volume, whites hells, from the Read Sea, contri-confined perhaps for several days to a short which has we hope given our readers a gebuted to the ornament of the harness and allowance of water; and who lives upon neral idea of its value. Mr. de Sacy, in this saddles of the camels. None of the women food which, consisting of farinaccous pre- second part of his review, goes far inore into
ANALYSIS OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS
detail than we can afford rooin to do; and He relates some anecdotes on this subject, dence, philosophy, archæology, and we must content ourselves with a few ex- and the whole may be considered as a dis- philology, may expect to derive nutracts from it.
sertation equally instructive and curious. “ We have observed (says he) in our no
At a short distance from the city of Schitice of the second journey of Mr. Morier, that raz, the embassy had to pass over a piece of according to that traveller, some of the ground, which served but a short time ago ARTS AND SCIENCES. sculptures at Schapour, represent the tri- for the exercise of the game called tchougan umph of Sapor over the Emperor · Valerian. or tennis on horseback. This is the subject
CURIOUS ANTIQUITIES. The author is also of this opinion, and shews of another dissertation, which Sir W. Ouse
Wiesbaden, Jan. that the taking of Valerian, and his shameful ley has likewise placed in the appendix, There are at present in our city two very captivity, were not unknown to the oriental Number 6. This game, which has been de- remarkable objects, of the highest antiquity, historians. The carved monuments of scribed by many travellers, and is continu- nainely, a cylinder of red jasper, with Schapour and of its environs cover vast ally alluded to by the Persian writers and winged human figures, birds, and an inscripareas, and have a great number of figures. poets, was formerly the most usual amuse- tion cut on it, apparently of exquisite workSeveral of these pictures, if I may be al- ment of the princes and great men. Sir W. manship. Learned antiquarians, who have lowed the expression, form parallelograms Ouseley, profiting by the researches of Du scen it, are of opinion that it is of the time of forty feet in length by twenty in height. Cange, who had noticed the striking resem- the ancient Persian Kings, from about 5 to The number of these monuments, their size, blance of the French word chicane, (game of | 600 years before the birth of Christ. The cyand the multitude of figures, cause the pencil tennis on horseback) with the barbarous | linder which is hollow, measures 1 inch 103 to fall froin the hand of the traveller, who can Greek, fuxxvissum and Cuxannon lines in height, and 10 lines in diameter. scarcely give a few hours to the superficial recognises the origin of both the French The characters of the writing are said to be inspection of so many curious objects, and and the Greek words, in the Persian what are called siinple Babylonian cuneiform. perhaps, many a European will still visit tchougan, which properly significs the in The second is a Tibetian MS. on a dark ihem, as Sir W. Ouseley has done, before strument or crooked stick, with which the blue coloured silk paper, 2 feet in length. one will be found to have the courage, or ball is thrown. Sir W. Ouseley has engrav- The characters are inscribed in gold, and the the time, to do for these antiquities, what ed several of these instruments, of divers paper
written Cornelius le Bruyn and Niebuhr have done forms, taken from paintings which adorn this MS. bears the traces of high antiquity in
upon on both sides. Though for those of Persepolis.
ancient MSS.: he has also had engraved many places, it may be considered as in an Our traveller does not think that any of from a MS. of the poems of Hafiz, the re-excellent state of preservation. The chathe monuments which adorn the ruins of presentation of two horsemen playing at this racters seem to have much similarity with Schapour are of a more remote period than game; lastly, he has quoted several Persian the Sanscrit, and may probably authorise us that of the Sassanide Prince whose name the authors, who enumerate among the talents to infer a common origin. city bears; yet if we may believe the oriental of distinguished princes their dexterity in ma The possessor of the stone and the MS. historians, Schapour has taken the place of naging the tchongan. I have dwelt a little on the Counsellor Dorow, has given perinission a much more ancient city, named Dindila, or this subject, to have an opportunity to state, to have them printed, with additions, by Dindiladar, the origin of which belongs to that M. Etienne Quatremere, in a memoir | Professors Heeren, Grotefend, and others. the reiyn of Tahmouras, surnamed Diobend read to the Royal Academy of Inscriptions (Conqueror of the Dires or evil genii), that and Belles Lettres, above a year before the is to say, the fabulous ages of the ancient publication of Sir 11. Ouseley's Travels, liad
FINE ARTS. einpire of the Persians. The destruction of entered into the same comparisons, and had Dindiladar is ascribed to Alexander. drawn the same inferences from them. He
Sir W. Ouseley, speaking of the different intends to publish this memoir in the Mines We have been favoured with a view of the superstitions prevalent in Persia, mentions one of the East.
exhibition about to be opened in Pall Mall; in particular, which consists in a peculiar
and rejoice to say, that it is not only merikind of worship paid to certain trees, which are
torious, but brilliant. Besides several piccalled dirakhi-i-fazel, that is, excellent tree, ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE.
tures by Mr. West, mostly in his best manand to which fragments of stuffs, of every
ner, and others which we have scen before, kind and every colour, are suspended by
including Gandy's Temple of Jupiter Pluway of vow or offering. Sir W. Ouseley CICERO's LOST BOOKS DE REPUBLICA. vius, Jones's View of Abbeville, Stewardhas convinced himself that this sort of con
We have frequently had the pleasure son's Aladdin, the whimsical pelting of the secration is quite independent
of the species, of being the first to make our readers supposed invisible Italian poet, &c. there the
age, the shape, for the beauty of acquainted with the important discove- are three fine Wilkies, a Highland Still at cumstance. This kind of superstition, traces ed Mr. Mai, in the Ambrosian Library. the styles of Poussin and 'Rubens; a
scene, in quite a new manner, combining soine purely accidental, and even trivial cir-ries of ancient MSS. made by the learn- work, an Old Soldier, and a Bacchanalian of which are to be found in all countries, He has been appointed by the Pope grandly conceived Macbeth and Witches, by among all nations, and at all periods of his- Librarian of the Vatican, where, be- Martin ; Dogs of St. Bernard rescuing a tory, he has made the subject of special sides the discoveries of which we shall frozen traveller, Ed. Landseer; the Battle investigation. Not to interrupt his narrative, have occasion to speak hereafter, he of Waterloo, painted for the Institution, by he has placed the result of his researches in has found a most splendid MS. on vel-Jones, (noticed, when in progress, in a forbe read with much interest, though the facts lum, in magnificent capitals, of the best Wedding, Mr.
W. Sharpe, and in his hapcollected by the learned traveller have not age, and quite legible, though covered piest mood; a charming lady
portrait, with always very much connection with the ex- with later writing, containing the Lost a curious black cap, and other heads, by cellent trees of the Persians. Chardin speaks Books of CICERO DE REPUBLICA, on Jackson ; fine portraits, &c. by Shee; a of this supersition in several parts of his three hundred folio leaves, in double Venetian Curiosity Shop, and a Drowning travels, and thought that it always respected columns. The name of Cicero is at Female, Mrs. Ansley, delightful views, trees remarkable for their size or their the head of the MS. and the titles of Edinburgh, and Greenwich, by G. Vincent ; age. Sir W. Ouseley proves, that these two the chapters in the margin.
Mr. Mai Edinburgh and others, by Hofland ; a Grave, to the rank
of dirahlt-i-fazel, and he thinks is preparing for the immediate publica- and Fielding ; a Moonlight, by Leslie ; vat'iat this title may very well signify Tree of tion of this most important MS. from rious and clever pieces by Chalon, Burnett, the Genius, or Tree inhabited by a Genius. which politics, ethics, history, jurispru- Cooper, Davison, Craig, Crome, Childe,
In sic a way
Stephanoff, Strutt, G. Watson, Deese, &c.
ed to substitute dignity for furious brawling &c. &c.
IMITATION OF BURNS.
in his passion; the spurning of a haughty spirit The whole, together, have an adınirable
for cynical sneering, in his rebukes of inferior effect; and we are of opinion, that examined
I'm like a wean without a light,
men ; high impatience for tetchiness in his in detail, they will be found to do honour to
Takin each glimmer o' the night,
anger ; and a stooping as it were to nature the British school.
For girnin o' some eldritch spright
from his superhuman elation, for the mere THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS, Wi sic it is na douce to fight,
stage tricks, denoting the cominon workings An' nane to help ye.
of feeling in those scenes where his heart is Painted by Mr. F. Wilkins, and now exhi
moved by what he almost deems the frailties hitel at Spring Gardens. I ha' na heart to raise a whissle,
of his species. Mr. Kean, it he thought these We remeniber some very beautiful draw An' at every sough and rustle,
deviations from his usual acting necessary, ings froin the old inasters by this artist, for
Deel a hair but 'gins to bristle,
failed to render them obvious. There was Buchanan's work, to illustrate them by engra
As ane were swine. vings; and were not unprepared to see him
My pow's just like a gude Scotch thistle,
no dignity in his scolding, no superiority in come before the public, though we confess
his reproofs, no mind in his rage, and no
conflict with pride in bis humanity. His Cothat we did not anticipate his appearance in
Leeze me on liim, 0! were he nigh me, riolanus was a successful rather than an exso imposing a form as that of the painter of
I ken a crony wad stan by me,
alted general, and neither the hero of his party, a historical picture, worthy, singly, of being
Nor let thiae bogles terrify me
nor the dernigod of his own fancy. No one made the subject of an exhibition. On the
Whiskey! thou'rt the lad wad gie me
sank before the lightening of his eye and the pretentions of this picture, it would be harsh to
The spunk o'twa.
najesty of his demeanour: he was on a level speak severely, as its author has certainly put
with the herd, except in being more fiercely it forward with a modest preface : still, how
De'el's in me, an I leave the ingle, and loudly vehement; and even the Tribune ever, he ought to recollect the high ground
While I ha' a bawbie to jingle, which he has attempted to take; how; and
Or the gude wife a drap to mingle
of the people, Holland, that “ Triton of the
Minnows,” had as good of the day as he had
l'll hae my mellby whom previously occupied; and how vast
And then defy on cliff or dingle
(if not the better from his coolness), when a measure of talent it requires , to fill it with
Auld Nick himsel
they rated each other before the multitude. any degree of success. It is a first produc
We make no remark on the personal defition in the class to which it bolongs ; and
ciencies which disqualify Mr. Kean for this without yielding too much to the critical
THE POET AND HIS MUSE.
character. Had his talents lain the which softening of this claim upon indulgence, we
could have surmounted them, the imaginamay say that there are some parts of good
My Muse is such a wayward thing,
tion of the audience might have clothed hiin execution and much promise. We are not
I know not what to do, sir; sure that the proportions of Harold are
For when my thouglıts wish to take wing,
with all the grandeur of inien and commandWhy she don't wish it too, sir :
ing port befitting the most distinguished warstrictly natural, but the limbs are well dis
And só betwixt us both, you see,
rior of an athletic race, in whose single arm posed, and the whole figure, were it any
The Poet and his Mistress
was the strength of battle-who, alone, flutwhere else, deserving of much praise. The
Are just as Poets like to be
tered the Volscians within their own walls ; horses are well painted, but they attract Inspir'd, and yet in distress.
who, in a desert, irould be a match for forty. more attention than the human characters.
All these ascriptions were ridiculous towards The penciling is too smooth, and the whole
Now what the D-shall I do
the new Coriolanus,-and though he gave
Which course shall I pursue, sir? too clean for a battle piece. There is also a
several half lines with fire and energy, dis
I've tried her both with threat and sue, great want of repose, principally in the
And neither way will do, sir.
playing great powers, they were yet, either colouring and the claro obscuro; thus all re
She swears that all her maudlin airs
misplaced if viewed with reference to the lief is denied, and the whole glitter is in the
She'll keep up—I don't doubt her : supposable genius of the part (whether from foreground, with a dull monotony in what And so you see, 'twixt you and me,
reading the play or seeing it performed), or there is of distance. We do not admire the I'll try and do without her.
lost amidst the heavy gloom of that pervadexpression of the Conqueror; nor can we
R. ing error which denuded Shakspeare's model speak in very flattering terms of the general
of sublime pride and Roman severity of all conception. But, as we have said, the eye
its finest touches, to make it the very ex
THE DRAMA. of the amateur will descry partial merits in
ample of waywardness, vulgar rage, and fretthis extensive canvass, which, though not
ful affection by all the petty troubles of bronght together very happily, are sufficient
mortal life. Mr. Kean has, therefore, as we to warrant an expectation that Mr. Wilkins Kean: CORIOLANUS. —This play has think, done most unwisely in attempting may hereafter be able to present something been got up in a paradoxical sort of style at Coriolanus, in which the brilliant hits of more worthy of public attention.
Drury Lane. They have restored the old some of his other personations, are only ble
reading and arrangements, and they have as- mishes ; and his whole performance such, as ORIGINAL POETRY.
signed the principal part to an actor who never for an instant to confirm the scenic il
makes it quite a new character. Neither lusion of its being the terrible victor whom ANACREONTIC.
change is an improvement; for though the we see before us. We add, with regret, be1.
foriner is advantageous in several instances, cause it is got up with considerable magnifiFill the wine high, and quaff it down :
it is not effective upon the whole ; and the cence, that the other persons of the drama Think not on what may chance to-morrow : latter is, in our judgment. founded on an were so badly represented as to complete the Wisdom ordains that man should drown, utter misconception of the original, or the dullness of the play. Mrs. Glover was quite No matter how, each thought of sorrow. result of an entire want of dramatic requi- at odds with Volúmnia, and so addicted to 2.
sites for its copy. Mr. Kean's general man- whining and tears, which the part does not Fi!l the wipe high: a sparkling glass ner is so distinct from what the attributes of need, and which if it did it is out of her line Not one amidst this band refuses :
Coriolanus demand, that we preconceived it to give it, that the high-souled matron was Let every toast proclaim a lass,
would be very difficult for him to divest him- converted into the blubbering woman. As a And each man toast the lass he chuses.
self of the dissonant peculiarities, so as to proof we may notice, that when she goes off 3. And since in wine bright joys are found,
convey any accurate idea of the illustrious the stage, telling Virgilia to cease her sorrow, Tho' woman yields the purer pleasure ;
Ronan : but we did expect that he would and mourn with her in anger LIKE Juno, she Let's press each blushing lip around, have dismissed the causticity of Richard, and bursts into a passion of grief, and exits crying And drink another sparkling measure.
the snarl of Bajazet, from a cast to which –“ like Juno”! Mrs. Robinson's Virgilia W. they are so ill adapted, and have endeavour-was pretty, and she did as much as the insig
nificance of the part allowed. Mr. Penley's The first night of this drama was for the authors disowned by Minerva, forming altoAufidius was endued with a most pragına- Charity in the city; and we ought, perhaps, gether a tolerably numerous battalion, M. tical sternness ; and this rough warlike sol- to record, that both here and at Drury Lane Odeon, the manager of the second Theatre dier was so coxcombical that we could only an address was spoken, said to be poetry Français, conspires against M. Crifort, the wonder how, with such a hero at their head, and suited to the occasion, but seemingly manager of the first. His son l’Accident, and the Volscians had stomach to fight at all, or sad trash, and suited to no good purpose. Mademoiselle Omelie, his intended daughicould resist any attack.· Gattie was hardly
ter-in-law, promise to second his plan, though respectable in Menenius; and the rest-hea
Mademoiselle Omelie is secretly attached ven rest them!
to Crifort ; l'Accident is charged to keep a. The applanse, on the second night, was THEATRE DE LA Gaiete.— First repre-watchful eye on Crifort. But he soon relents, extremely partial; but at the end, when Pen- sentation of Bouton de Rose a melodruma in on reflecting that he is about to dethrone ley came forward to announce the next per- three acts.
him to whom he is indebted for the first formance, some dozen“ voices" raised the Delille de Sales, the author of the Philo- class he ever received. Gratitude triumphs shout for Kean, who had just been carried sophy of Nature, left behind him a fairy tale, over every other sentiment, and so far from off the stage in a very painful position, with but little known, entitled Sige de Myrte et preventing his benefactor from quitting his his head hanging down. It is strange, that Bouton de Rose, from which the author of own theatre, he gives him a ticket to see this senseless cry should ever be listened to ; the new melodrama has borrowed one half the Vépres. Crifort being unbridled, and -if the imagination has been affected by the of his title, and some ideas. Bouton de Rose shewing an inclination to hiss the Vêpres, performance, it destroys the vision; and the is a sprite endowed with wonderful power
. l'Accident determines to call him to account. best that can be done with regard to these The King of the Genii has commissioned However he ultimately forgives him, and the injudicious friends of a tragic actor, who do him to visit the palace of Orinus, to defeat piece concludes with Odeon recoinmending him real injury by their favour, when they the wicked designs of the enchanter Kalib, his friends to hold themselves in readiness insist on such a call
, is for the public to treat the grand vizir, who is constantly inspired by to appear at the second representation of the them with the obloquy and contempt be the genius oferil
. The mischievous enchanter l'épres to-morrow, at the rising of the curtain. stowed upon other resurrection men. is bent on the death the of princess Ellamira,
Covent Garden. On Saturday, a Mrs. daughter of the late king, because she had rede Jersey Beaumont, originally an actress of fused to marry hiin. His eyes being as perte
VARIETIES. some celebrity in the North and West of trating as those of the lynx, he perceives Scotland, but recently from Philadelphia, at- Bouton de Rose concealed in a basket of Plymouth, Jan. 20.-It was high water tempted to sustain a leading tragic character flowers, listening to the disclosure of his here this morning at about nine o'clock, and on the London boards, and performed Isa- designs. He utters only one word, makes a very high tide. The tide then fell 15 bella in the Mourning Bride. We have only one sign, and the basket of flowers is inches, and rose and fell again full 15 inches, heard that the deserts and misfortunes of metamorphosed into an iron cage, which he seven or eight times in the space of half an this lady in private life, obtained for her the directs the fisherman Azem to throw into hour. It excited the attention of every pertrial of her powers in the metropolis, and the river. However Azem, who is the son son in the dock-yard and on the river. Å siare therefore grieved to say that they do not of an old minister disgraced by the intrigues milar rise and fall were noticed here at the seem to be adequate to the situation. There of Kalib, is too good and too nobly born to time of the great earthquake at Lisbon, and was a want of pathos in her whole perforin- perpetrate such cruelty; he delivers the about seven years ago, when there were an ance; and notwithstanding a marked strain- amiable captive, and Bouton de Rose pro- earthquake and volcano in one of the Westing after effect, she produced no sensation in mises to reward him with the hand of Ella-ern Islands. the audience. Apathy, more futal than cen- mira and the throne. Diamantine, the best M. de Dreux, a distinguished French Arsure, attended her exertions; and as she of fairies, and mother-in-law to the Princess, chitect, who has been studying at Rome for has not youth to encourage any hopes of consents to realize the promise, on condition the last five years, has lately set out on a iinprovement, we fear the etfort inust be set that Azem shall previously undergo certain visit to Greece, with the view of transmitting down as a failure.
trials to prove that he possesses the virtues some of the valnable remains of antiquity to THE ANTIQUARY.
necessary in a husband and a king. Azem ac- the Museums of France. He intends to proOur limits prevent us from going into any quits himself triumphantly; he proves himself cced immediately to Athens, where he will detail respecting this new musical drama, to be brave, just, and merciful; and, what is ineet the learned Vice-Consul M. Fauvel, which was produced with complete success still better, that he possesses the most inviola- who will no doubt afford him that powerful on Tuesday, and repeated every night this ble constancy towards his mistress. After a assistance in his investigations, which he has week. It is taken, with some alterations so contest of enchantments between Bouton de already lent to M. M. Chateaubriand and as to bring on the denouement earlier, from Rose, Diamantine, and kalib, by which the Forbin. the celebrated novel of the same name. Mr. Princess is exposed to the greatest peril, the Pocock, who has shown so much taste and whole concludes with the coronation of Azem, DR. LASSENIUS, CHAPLAIN TO THE DANISH judginent in productions of this stamp, is and his marriage with Ellamira. the author; and we believe that the skill and The melodrama was compleatly success John Lassenius, who died at Copenhagen, experience of Mr. Terry have been employed ful. Bouton de Rose was applauded to the in 1692, was a celebrated divine, and a proto give the finish in adapting the piece for skies. The scenery and decorations may lific author of this time. It is related of the stage. The music, chiefly Scotch, is rival the most splendid ballets of the Opera. him, that he used always to stop in the midvery pretty; and what is new, including a The music, by Alexandre, is also deserving dle of his sermon to take a cordial in a glass melody to words taken from The Literary of commendation. The dialogue is by M. of wine, in the presence of the congregation, Gazetie (without an acknowledgement), not M. Guilbert and Pixericourt.
and then proceed with his discourse. incongenial to the beauty and spirit of what THEATRE DES VARIETES.-First represen- Another anecdote of this man is so singular, has been selected. The performers do jus- tation of Les Vépres Odéoniennes, a parody that we are inclined to doubt its truth. It is tice to the characters, and shall be mentioned on Les Vépres Siciliennes.
as follows :-Lassenius, who had for a long more particularly hereafter. The scenery The tragedy of the Sicilian Vespers has time perceived to his vexation, that during surpasses all precedent for correctness and given rise to numerous parodies. The first his sermon the greatest part of the congrebeauty: one scene, representing the fearful appeared at the Vaudeville, not much to gation were asleep, suddenly stopped, pulled rising of the tide upon the stage, is inconceiv- the entertainment of the public. The l'ari- a shuttlecock from his pocket, and began to able to those who have not seen it, and baffles etés come next in order. This parody is play with it in the pulpit. This extraordidescription. The house also overflows, and formed nearly on the same plan as that of nary circumstance naturally attracted the atthe Antiquary bids fair to run some time bc- the Vaudeville. Calling in as auxiliaries, tention of that part of the congregation who fore it is thought antiquated.
dismissed debutants, young amateurs, and I were still awake. They jogged those who