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concealments; no shrinking from the light branches of the trees flung across the can. Changed in a moment–The day broke at once

inspired by the artist's skill: and who more grace to experiment. On the Warrior's | parish dole to the poor and wretched; and than Mr. Shee has contributed to “ magnify head we will not make war.

the objects selected for this charity, are the art, and make it honourable;” or has

CCXLII. ELIJA IN THE WILDERNESS.

marked with every circumstance of varied endearoured by his literary labours to re

W. Allston.

misery, both in garb and feature. It is move the prejudices against modern paint

evident that he has drawn from real life, ing, and to fix the mind upon the more

This proof of wild desolation is another and his drama, if not highly finished, has exalted, and less upon the Epicurean, part proof of great talent. In our former notice all the excellence of truth and nature. His of the profession ?" by, which we mean all of this artist, we were rather surprised into avoidance of positive colour is too singular; those minor merits which are to be found adiniration, than borne out in a continued and had his story not carried him out in in mere combinations of form, or colour, increase on deliberate examination. The this picture, it would hare shared the fate of or some petty peculiarity, hardly worth style of his Uriel belongs to a school in

Preparing for the fair,” which is bald and notice in comparison with the soul of paint- which correctness of drawing was an im

unmeaning ing, which consists of much higher attri- portant and essential ingredient. We were

(To be continued.) butes.

therefore willing to hope that this young We are happy in an opportunity of paying and aspiring artist may not be misled to our tribute to the literary and pictorial at- suppose that the extraordinary in art can ORIGINAL POETRY. tainments of Mr. Shee. "The back-ground compensate for the want of that accurate of this fascinating performance is sweetly knowledge of the human form which sub

SUDDEN DAY. handled; there is a fluency of pencil, and ects of this kind demand. Correct draw

Written on the anniversary of King Charles's martyrdom. a transparency of colour, which borders in- ing is a sine qua non. deed a little upon manner in the artist, and We the more readily allude to defects, as

Rudely abore the Eastern hills, the Sun

Burst on the world—no gradual beam he shed, upon the artificial in the art; but this clear- we are not disposed to retract our applause As to proclaim his coming—no faint streaks ness of colouring, and purity of pencil

, are from either that work or from the picture of morning light (parting the clouds) were seen so difficult of acquirement, that they are before us, which we have viewed with criti. To steal along, as by surprise to take equally difficult to forego when once ac- cal care and attention. Here is a severity The stars, then lingering in the West—No veil quired': neither is it an easy matter to fix of style appropriate to the subject, and the of roses (such Aurora scatters 'round the precise bonndary where these should imagination expatiates on the sublimity of When she unbars heaven's gates) spread its soft

tint end, and a more loose and equivocal style solitude. Sterility is a striking feature of be adopted. In that before us there are no the scene; and the rude and scathed over the skies—but the dark form of night

Startled, or struck, as by some wizard's wand, into those obscurities which are as often vas, are brought to contrast strongly with a Swift as he leares the tropic heavens, the Sun calculated to hide faults, as to produce sky of no mean character; which, while it Rose, and dilated stood upon the mountains effect. If Mr. Shee sins, he sins in the perfectly accords with the diguity of the Red—but in full and burning power.-- It seem'd face of day.

prophet's lot, is equally true to nature. (May this be said ?) that God's eternal eye

There is a little of hardness in some of Widened in horror-or, in angry doubt, XXI. THE FOUR EVANGELISTS. these branches, which are in opposition to Stared on the deeds of men.

B. Martin Cregan.

the brightness of the clouds. This seems This subject has been treated so often hy to us to arise principally from the darkest Italian and Flemish masters, and with so parts of the shadows being carried to the

An attempt at the Simple. much skill, that if the artist, whose picture edges, instead of falling more upon the is before us, has not seen any of them, we centre of the substance, from which cause

What! Stranger, have you never heard heartily wish he had; and our second wish they do not appear to separate sufficiently the tale is sad, and will make you weep,—

Of the Lady under the holly-tree? is, if he has seen them, that he had made a froin the back-ground. The colouring is

It always does me. good use of his knowledge. At any rate simple and judicious; and there is, in truth, he ought to have produced characters more a something of Salvator in this landscape, This Lady had a little dog, suitable to the preconceived ideas of these which, not reaching his gloomy grandeur, 'Twas of King Charles's breed, sacred personages. As it is, we can hardly is so mingled with the Caracci manner, as

And she loved him as well, as no tongue can tell, imagine any thing more foreign, either in to shew us that Mr. Allston at least dips at Aye, very much indeed! person or expression; and there is a quaint- the fountain of inspiration, and therefore But poor little Pompey was taken ill, ness in the principal figure, looking out of affords us high expectations of his future

And eke looked wondrons faint ; the picture, which allies it to the ridiculous. progress.

“ Oh! go for the Doctor," the Lady she cried, As there is however much talent displayed CCXLIII. The VestRY.-CCXLIV. Pre

“ To remove this sad complaint.” in other parts of this performance, we ven

PARING FOR THE Fair.-Wm. Ingullon. ture to anticipate better things from the

So the Doctor he came and felt his pulse, same easel.

Pope Ganganelli, a patron of the arts, And held up his watch to his eye,

though not of Protestant restries (albeit a “ Fair Lady, twelve ounces of blood must he lose, No. XVI. EururoSYNE.—CXI. HEAD of liberal pope) when consulted by a young

Or your little dog will die.” A Warrior. — CLXXVII. BacchaNA-painter, whom he protected, gave him this But poor little Pompey grew very weak, LJANS, a Sketch.-W. Etty. cheering opinion, that having expression, le

And eke looked wondrous saint, In all shetches something more or less is possessed the first quality in art, and there « Oh! go for another Doctor, I pray, left for the imagination to supply; and the fore must succeed. Upon the same ground To remove this sad complaint." artist or the amateur fill up the voids, and we congratulate Mr. Ingalton on his accommake allowance for all deficiencies. This plishing this indispensable requisite in paint-So the Doctor he came, and felt his pulse, artist has need for these allowances in his ing, not doubting but that the other quali- Some strengthening medicine he must have ;" Bacchanalians. He has engaged, through ties of colouring, chiaro-scuro, relief, &c.

-And he gave him a mercury pill. this sample, in no easy task ; and by the will be added in due time The Vestry is violence of his blue, which should serve as of great interest. It is too familiar, we But poor little Pompey still grew weak, a scale to work up to, has much to achieve. fear, to artists, as well as other men, in And eke looked wondrous faint, But not to prejudge any performance in more ways than one, not to enter into all

“ Oh! go for another Doctor, I pray, this state, we shall leave Mr. Etty, in the our associations, and undoubtedly furnishes

To remove this sad complaint." hope that he inay acquit himself satisfac- a legitimate subject for the pencil. Mr. So the Doctor he came, and lovked very grare, torily, should he think of pursuing his de- Ingalton has, however, forsaken the most And he held up his cane to his nose, sign any further. The Euphrosyne, which hackneyed humorous path. His vestry is “ Some opening physic he must have, has been before exhibited, is a sacrifice of | held for the purpose of dealing out the His system to compose."

IMITATION OF A SCHOOL OF MODERN POETRY.

Then he gave him a potion, and gave him a lo- | But Dolly did not complain at all;

:“ I happened to be out late on the pretion,

Indeed she could not speak:
Whilst he gave dismal cries,
One eye was hanging against the wall,

ceding evening; it was half past ten before And the little dog died as dead as a door-nail, And t'other hung on her cheek!

my valet entered my chamber: I was conAnd twisted his gooseberry eyes !

sequently compelled to renounce the pleaWell !-into one coffin the bodies were placed, sure of waiting upon you that morning. "Oh! wretched !--that my little dog,

And buried under the Holly;

Except in that instance, I was determined Lately in health so well,

This excellent Epitaph graved on the grave, Should thus die suddenly by death!

“ The Lady-her Dog—And Dolly!"

not to depart from my arrangements. ParIn-com-pre-hen-si-ble!

ticular business, however, rendered it ne

cessary that I should be at the Fauxbourg “ His body shall be opened

SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. Saint-Germain at eleven o'clock. 'Twas To find the dreadful cause ;

near twelve before I reached the residence Pompey shall be buried with great pomp

FRENCH MANNERS.

of Madame de Berville; unluckily for me, Aye! bless his little paws!”

A DAY ON THE BANKS OF THE SEINE. punctuality is one of the many good qualiThen the Surgeon came, and he took out his knife, Si vacat et placide rationem admittitis, edam. ties which distinguish this lady. Instead And made a great hole in his side;

Juvenal, Sat. 1. of a good hour, which I hoped to have The blood trickled down, and 'tis dreadful to think

Human life is composed of thought and spent in her company, by arriving just as What a terrible sight he espied !

action: in old age the latter faculty is merely she was going to breakfast, I could enjoy only For out of his stomach a tape-worm there came, another. a measured oscillation from one want to for a few minutes the pleasure of seeing

and conversing with that most charming Full seventy yards or more, And he twisted about the throat of the Surgeon, Madame de 1—called upon me this The young Count de Glancuil, nephew to creature.

“ As a punishment for my negligence, And strangled him on the floor!

morning. “I can't account,” said he, as Fate ordained that, on taking leave of the “ Ab! fool that I was," the Lady she cried, he entered my apartment,

“ for the way in most lively, elegant, and amiable woman in. “ Ah! silly foolish thing, I ought to have known that Pompey had worms, the pleasure of seeing you a fortnight ago. travagant of men. M. d'Aubignac (who

which time flies in Paris. I promised myself all France, I should meet with the most exAnd sent for Doctor Ching.

We live, as it were, in the same house has turned military officer since the conclu“ If I had sent for Doctor Ching,

we are divided only by a little terraçe: sion of peace, and who fancies himself a I might have blessed the day; For he would have cured Pompey with his patent never again should leave an opportunity of he knows by heartthe Capitularies

and yet, upon my honour! I thought I profound historian and politician, because worm-destroying lozenges, -I dare say.

giving you a call.” — Indeed, my dear Charlemagne, and the Treatise on Fiefs)

Count, I have been even more occupied took me by the arm, and absolutely “ Dolly! deny me to all my friends,

than you—I run the risk of forfeiting every dragged me by force to break fast with him. My grief it is increased, Three nights and three days without sleep will I personal interests apart, you, Count, are pleasure you teach me to expect. But, all "To those who can for any length of

time derive amusement from the contemwatch By the corpse of the deceased.

independent of every kind of business, free plation of folly and vanity, carried to the

from all occupation, except such as you very utmost point of extravagance, a seat “ Go carry the Surgeon into the garden,

think fit to create for yourself, and the ab- at the breakfast table of M. and Madame And bury him, since he is dead :" So the gardener made a deep hole with his spade, cannot arrange the use of it according to fication. I have long been accustomed to

solute master of your time, and yet you ? Aubignac would prove an infinite gratiAnd the Surgeon was bu-ri-ed.

your own inclination?'-“ Pardon me, I hear absurdities on public affairs; but the So the Lady she locked herself into her room, arrange it in the best possible way; but I conversation of M. and Madame AubigFor her grief it was increased;

know not how it is, when evening arrives, I nac proved to me that folly was boundless. And three nights and three days without sleep usually find all the plans I had formed in The Lady endeavoured to convince me that By the corpse of the deceased ! the morning unexecuted.

there is no human sentiment which party

For instance, would you wish to know spirit may not annihilate in the heart of And when the fourth day it came, what were my yesterday's arrangements ?

a woman, who is no longer accessible to Dolly went to her Lady's door,

Here are my tablettes, I will read them : other passions. I might have made an But found it was lock-ed, and then she knock-ed Full seventy times or more!

At ten o'clock to call on M— (you see, effort to endure the political absurdities

Sir, I did intend to call on you, 'for it is with which the husband fatigued my paBut she did not attend to the seventy knocks, written down)—at eleven precisely, to pay tience; but I was not prepared to listen to As she lay upon her bed,

a visit to Madame de Berville, who means, all the vile maxims which ihe wife set forth, Which is not much to be wondered at

to remain only two days longer in Paris, and which she always concluded with, 'Tis Poor lady!-she was dead! and whom I would not miss seeing on any

a lamentable reflection, but there the matter Then Doly forced the door with her fist, account. At one, to go to the College de must end . : : 'It certainly did end, in

And into the room she went, (flutter, France, to hear the lectures of M.M. An- forcing me to be excessively unpolite. ! And she opened the shutter in a very great drieux and Villemain. At three, to call on rose, and rather unceremoniously quitted For she was ready to faint.

my attorney, to arrange some family busi- this abode of folly, with a full determinaAnd ah! and oh! what a sight she saw, ness of the utmost importance. At four, tion never to enter it again. Dear me! 'twas very shocking!

at home, with my master for the oriental “I next proceeded to the College de The Lady was dead, as she lay on her bed, languages (that's a study to which I have France, hoping that the lectures of two

And bad stifled herself in her stocking. taken a particular fancy of late.) At six, celebrated professors would dissipate the Pompey lay stretched within her arms, to dine at the Marais, at Madame Reimzey's ill-humour into which the infatuated couple Reclined was her head,

with some of the most distinguished scholars had thrown me. I arrived just in time to His precious limbs were cold and stiff,

and literati in town. In the evening, to meet the company, who had enjoyed the And the whites of his eyes were red ! the François, where Phèdre is announced. gratification of hearing their learned disWhen Dolly saw these doleful sights,

After the play, to Madame L-'s, where I courses. This vexed me exceedingly—I She felt a-shiver-ed,

shall meet

I am determined recollected that I had an appointment at And went in a fit as dead as a stone,

not to play; I'll make my escape whenever my attorney's. The party I found assemAnd pitched upon her head.

they sit down to cards. To return home bled there, were unconsciously laying the And her head it was split into twenty pieces,

before twelve, and read till three in the foundation for five or six interminable lawWhich truckled about the floor, morning

suits respecting an affair which, with a and from the wound the blood flowed around, "Such were my plans : now Sir, hear little honesty and common sense, might Full seventy yards or more ! how they were executed.

have been settled in half an hour.

“ The vexations of every kind which I show, unworthy of a party of mountebanks meets Chloris, a sylvan beauty; he wanders had experienced during the morning, so at a provincial fair.

round her, beguiles her with inimitable disordered my mind, that I entirely forgot “At half past ten I proceeded to Madame dancing ; so are ladies won; and succeeds my master of oriental languages. 'I went 1—'s, where I hoped to find some compen- in inspiring her, as is his talent, with sudto take the bath. I desired the waiter to sation for all the ennui and distress of a den passion. She devotes herself wholly to bring me a book, and the blockhead had most insipid and fatiguing day. From a few her admirer, and they pass their time in the stupidity to give me Lady Montagu's words which fell froin Madame de Sesanne twining arms, and rosebuds, and the usual Letters, in which I read such a description on the preceding night, I learned that she wise employinents of secure fondness. But of the oriental baths, as served to make me was to spend the evening at her aunt's. 1 Zephyr is a proverbial Autterer, and from feel all the deficiencies of our own.

know of no greater happiness than to be chloris, or to give her a higher title to “ I returned home to dress for the even near Mainme de Sesanne ....; but she captivation, from Milanie, he wings his ing; My mother wished that I should dine never fails to attend a first appearance at way to the first nymph who crosses his at home; but I had passed my word to the Opera Comique. I therefore thought path. Nothing could be a clearer proof of Madame de Reimzry, and I would not, for myself certain of reaching Madame L's his fickleness, for the new enchantress is all the world, have neglected an invitation before her ... But I had now to endure no less than Mudemoiselle Volet, on whom which was to procure me the pleasure of a fresh disappointment, more cruel than so many wagers are nightly laid in the pit, meeting several men of learning, foreigners all the rest: Madame de Sesanne, who had “ whether she dances asleep or awake." as well as French, with whom I felt the left the theatre after the first act of the This fair Somnambulist carries him off, and strongest wish to become acquainted. Marriage Secret, arrived at her aunt's a he floats round her like a dream. But even

“I unfortunately happened to pass by full hour before me; and being piqued at her soporifics cannot tame his pinion, he sees the Café Riche, in front of which several my want of attention, had seated herself at another who seems the very antipodes of the young gentlemen of my acquaintance were a rerirsi table, in such a sitnation, that I pure and pacific Volet, and is instantly in standing to look at a horse, which a groom could not possibly get near her. This bit full flight. What may cnaino!ır him in was pacing along the boulerurt.

of caprice, in which I thought vanity had Mademoiselle Lebreton must be left to “One of them immediately recognised more share than sentiment, induced me to himself to discover. But Milanie had exme, and begged that I would stop for one attempt a little act of revenge, of which I hausted all the charm of bright eyes and moment, first to give him my opinion on was completely the dupe: I seated myself brilliant movement, and Volei had left all the horse, which he was on the point of at the farther extremity of the drawing the languors of all the languid at an iinpurchasing, and for which the owner de- rooin, near a young lady, to whom I ad- measurable distance. Yet there was some manded a very considerable prire. I was dressed, with an air of mystery, the most interest in the new fascinator, for his wanin haste; but among friends there are cer- gallant things I could think of; You may dering spirit; extreme delicacy of limb tain little services which cannot with good go on, Sir, (said she, with a mischierons

might have

ed him into the opposite grace be refused, particularly when one re- smile, at the same time casting her eyes passion for extreme solidity of pedestal, ceives a compliment in the very request that towarıls Madame de Susanne) 'tis all to no and I'olet's Roman magnitude of nose is made.

purpose, I assure you we neither of us be- might have exhausted him into extravagant “ I have the reputation of being a great lieve a word you say.' This repartee put admiration of its total absence. At all connoisseur in horses; I supported my me completely out of countenance . ;: I events le falls in love, portentous as it claim to it on this occasion, by detecting a departeil, anxiously seeking to catch the miglit appear in a morial, with Lebreton. fault in one of the horse's feet. The dis- glance which Madame de Srsanne cruelly Here again he grows weary, and after putes to which this discovery gave rise, be- persisted in withholding.

having worn out all the miracles, and all tween the horse-jockey and me, were of The Cheralier de Gluyeuer quitted the the monstrosities, falls in love with the tolerably long duration, and from the cer- drawing-room immediately after ine. *You whole corps de ballet,” the “ general tainty of being too late for my engagement are departing betimes, Cómmt,' said he, as camp, pioneers and all.” Cupid descends at the house where I was expected, I de- we descended the staircase, -" Yes, I have indignant at the monopoly, seizes him, termined to dine with my friends at the several letters to write this evening”- binds his wings, gives him over to the jusRestaurateur's.

• Come, come, my dear Count, are you tice of the women, those natural tyrants, “ Our repast was extremely noisy and silly enough to pout like a child, about an and only pardons him on condition of his disagreeable. The most insignificant trifles affair of this sori-I will furnish them with marrying Chloris, who becomes the godwere treated as matters of the utmost im- a hearty laugh to-morrow, depend on it. dess Flora. portance. My friends hoped to avoid all | Take my advice: Come along with me: This is a remarkably pretty dancing disagreement, by the prohibition of politi- you shall run halves with me at play--we pantomime,--the scenery graceful and incal discussions, yet they contrived to enter shall each of us win tifty louis, and we'll at genious, and some of the lances admirable. into pretty warm disputes about the candi- least shew these Ladies that we are not at Milunie exhibits to peculiar advantage ; dates of the Academy, the fine English the mercy of their caprice.' Partly through Baptiste, with the ugliest visage of even horse called the Reveni, steam-boats, and vanity, partly througli persuasion, 1 yielded any Frenchman we have seen, is unfit for Madame Sacchi. I slipt off unnoticed, to this invitation: I played, and, like a block- Zephyr, except for his showy legs, which whilst the champagne was in free circu- head, lost three hundred louis. I returned make him fit for any thing in the style of Jation.

home at three in the morning, without having female captivation, pirouettes superbly. “ The two first acts of Phèdre were over supped, ont of humour with myself, dis- The rest are as usual, and the whole etfect when I arrived at the Francois, and I con- satisfied with every body else, and tormented is picturesque and popular. sequently lost the admirable scene of the by the vexatious reflection, that my whole declaration, which Madame Duchenois plays life is, in a great measure, composed of DRURY LAVE.- The Bride of Abydos with a superiority of talent, which perhaps days similar to the one which I have just was so replete with attractions on Tuesday no other actress ever attained in the same described to you."

lost, that the bills of that day stated, that part. The theatre was crowded to excess ;

In consequence of the increasing and I got a very bad seat; and feeling no great

almost unprecedented demand for places, inclination to hear the Mariraudage, which

THE DRAMA.

and the great orerflow of the audiences on was announced for the second piece, I

the nights of the Bride of Abydos, WHICH proceeded to the Opera. There they were King's THEATRE.—The novelty of this will be repeated on every night till further performing a vaudeville. I went to the Theatre is a Ballet.-Zephyr, or“. Le re notice.” Theatre de Vaudeville, where they were tour du Printemps," a trifle, but with the Not expecting grammar from the erudite playing a farce. I hastened to the Varietés, elegance of French trifling. Zephyr, who Committee, we will not quarrel with their where they were just finishing a wretched bas the misfortune to be always in lore, ' which' being a relative pronoun indepen

dent of all relation, nor argue that the utmost that could be done, has been done of Miss Stephens, who, to parody the line judges of dramatic literature should be able for Zuma. The original tale is very simple. on Goldsmith, to express a simple advertisement intelli- | The Peruvians are bound by an oath to

Sings like an Angel, but acts like poor Poll." gibly. We only quote their announcement destroy the entire generation of that person if the defect be in the author, he will do to express our wonder that a play so prodi- who reveals the virtues of the Quinquina, or well to reconsider nearly all the imposing giously run after by crowded houses, should Jesuit’s bark, to their detested conquerors, situations in this part. The restoration of have been preposterously dismissed, as the Spaniards. A benevolent Viceroy at her child, as in the original, might add to appears from the bills of the ensuing night this period governs them : he has an the pathos of the denouement; and it would of performance, Thursday, which, as if amiable lady, and she has attached to her certainly be an improvement to remove the bent on giving the lie-circumstantial to Zuma, the wife of Mirvan, a person of .con- burning pile to the distance upon the stage, their immcdiate precursors, tell us, that, siderable rank among the native families, and shew it as far from the spectators as “ On account of the raried succession The vice-queen languishes to deatlı

, and the perspective art of seene-painters can of novelties about to be brought forward, her Spanish attendants impute her ma accomplish. The usual advice from critics, the tragic play of the Bride of Abydos lady, as they do all the diseases with which to curtail, we leave to the author's own dismust be laid aside for the present." a tropical climate afflicts them, to American cretion; for though we should prefer some

What, Messieurs Commitee! lay aside poisons. Nothing can save her but the thing shorter, we are not prepared to say the play which produced an increasing bark; and Zuma, attempting to administer where to cut. and almost unprecedented demand for it secretly, is detected—the medicine is

On the merits of Zuma we are better places” —not only overflows, but great supposed to be poison--and she and her pleased to dilate. It stands on honourable overflows of the audiences," and was to be husband, who confesses his complicity, are

grounds, without trick, and is at least " repeated on every night!" -Surely, you condemned to the stake. The dread of in- honestly dull, if dull that can be called, do not well to banish so pròductive a piece, volving their child in their fate, prevents which, to an agreeable plot, and unaffected even for the “ varied succession of novel them from disclosing the justificatory se

dialogue, superadds adınirable scenery, and ties" (novelties being in fact generally cret, and they are on the eve of being savaried, or they would not be novelties) crificed, when the Vice Queen learns their the finest music, taken as a whole, which

we have heard this century! i.e. produced which is proinised. 'Pon honour, you danger, and rushes to save lier favonrite since 1800, upon the English stage. The seem capriciously tired of “the nights of the Zuina. This trait of attachment and hu- latter is indeed the chief matter to which Bride,” so facetiously written down as if your manity unlocks the bosons of the Indians, we have to look in a work of this class ; honey-moon could not exceed twelve days; and they divulge, in return, the wonderfully and we have no hesitation in pronouncing, Fie, Gentlemen! it is seldoin you get hold healing properties of the Tree of Ilealth. Such of a good thing, and it is wrong to aban- is Madame de Genlis' tale: Mr. Dibdin lies that it is in the very best style-not withdon it in this way. To be sure you would called his imitation a Comic Opera, and, in that tawdry overloading, which fritters away

out scientific ornaments; but free from not say the house was full when it was order to sustain the comique, has intro- the soul of melody in the dilemmas of exeempty-or perhaps instead of the ordinary duced a young Spaniard, in love with a Pecution. The first song by Braham (after a Opera-glass, you use Dolland's Multipliers, ruvian girl

, through whose agency the qua- clever overture, &e. by Bishop) is exquior possibly you get tipsy, a fine way of in-lities of the bark are discovered, llc has sitely sweet : he is giving his child as a creasing numbers to the eye—if not to the also thrown an air of duenna-ish ridicule hostage that Zuma will not betray the secret treasure-cyp.

over the character of Beatrice, one of the of her country, and the words, so beautiAs this Theatre has furnished us with ladies of the court who suspects Zuma; fully set, are these : nothing of novelty, except in the Bills, to has made the physician a little facetious ;

His dearest mother's joy, criticise, we shall not detain our readers imparted high-life humour to a few do

His anxious father's pride, with further remarks. If they want to find mestics, and created a negro servant as the

This pledge, our much-loved boy! that Miss Smithson is more attractive than Mungo of New Spain. This comic ma

We to your care confide. Miss Kelly in the Inn-keeper's Daughter, chinery does not fit well, and the least fa

(To Zuma.) or superior to Mrs. Davison in Lady Racket, vourable parts of the piece were those in Nor let a fear be felt by you, they may read it in the puffs which these which it was introduced. Not even the For he is safe, while we are true. impartial records contain. A new Comedy graces of Listou's face could render liis love

(To the Child.) is announced for Monday : It is called scenes entertaining ; and Blanchard (the Adieu ! my boy, adicu! • Castle of Glendower, and is from the negro, Cæsar) with all his talent, could Your mother's speaking charms peu of a Mr. Ryley, who is well known in hardly raise a laugh. Fawcett, as the phy Reflected thus in you, The Provinces as an erratic actor. He has sician, was the most effective; while Mrs. I press within my arms! published no fewer than six volumes of his Davenport bustled exceedingly through the His mother's dearest joy, &c. own Adventures, under the title of thc unaniable character of Beatrice.

It is impossible to describe the touching Itinerant, and if his theatrical exhibition But even in reviewing this production as power of Braham's notes in this air. To an be as like real life, as his real life is like if it were a regular and bona fide tragedy or écho duet with Miss Stephens, of which he theatrical exhibition, it will at least have comedy, we acknowledge its superiority to is also the composer, it is equally out of the merit of being a picture of the manners most of the things which the name of opera our power to do justice. Both performers

shrouds from criticism under the protection were excellent, and thic harmonious treat

of contempt. In our opinion it deservos perfect in its kind. The third of the coups Covent Garden.-On Saturday the new this pre-cminency, for if thero are some de- was a parody on the too famous Marseillois opera, entitled Zuma, or the Tree of Health, fects, thero are also many beauties. We will, Hymn; the words, if we are not mistaken, was produced at this theatre with effect however, disiniss the former first, in the are selected from a longer chanson of the and success. That we think the story hope that our counsel may be taken for a late Mr. Sheridan's, and the music is arbeautiful and interesting may be inferred few amendments, especially as we are the ranged by Braham. It had a prodigious from our having caused it to be translated foster-fathers, after a sort, of this tale, in effect, and was (though not without some into the Literary Gazette (Nos. 25, 26) on its English form... The scene in which the opposition to the second repetition) sung the first appearance of Madame de Genlis' escape of Picquillo (Liston) is effected by three times. The singer threw more approwork; and that it is susceptible of dramatic his mistress, Chinchilla, (Mrs. Garrick) is priate and spirited action into it than we application, we have the guarantee of the very clumsy; it ought either to be made ever saw him display upon the stage before: skill and experience of Mr. T. Dibdin. Yet inore probable, or altogether omitted. We had he varied it a little the second and third with all the merit of the groundwork, and are not sure but that we should attribute times it would have been better: semper with all the scenic knowledge of the author the abruptness and want of keeping in most idem has been whimsically, but aptly transof the play, it does not seem to us that the l of Zuma's scenes, to the indifferent acting lated worse and worse.

of the age.

Mirvan's song,

Flora's eyes

song, and Fawcett got an

“ The Sun his bright beams may with- | as a melo-drame in three acts, at one of the

race was short. He was arrested, and hold, love,” is pretty, and very Moore-ish minor Paris theatres, but failed. for Peru. Of the rest of the music, we

sent to a lunatic hos; ital. ORATOR10.- Drury LANE.-On Wed.

There is nothing more respecting the should especially notice an air by Zuma nesday, Beethoven's fine Oratorio, the (Bishop),""No voce endearing;” a trio, Mount of Olives, was ably perforined at attempt against the life of the Duke of 4. While inirth without alloy ;" the songs this Theatre; and a fine Concerto on the Wellington, and it does appear to us of Chinchilla, in which Mrs. Garrrick Violoncello, by Lindley, at the end of the that far too little notice has been taken proved herself an acquisition to the theatre; first part, enhanced the charms of this of this atrocious deed. Time has been ---and, let us not forget our comic friends, treat. Miss Byrne sung, Angels ever when an insult to any ambassador Blanchard did the most for a Congo love bright and fair”, most angelically. The

would have rung through Europe; encore by his other vocal delights of the evening were whimsical delivery of the following, which too numerous for minute notice. Mrs. Sal- but here, when the very life was enwe copy as the best sample of the humor-mon, and Braham, were exquisite in the dangered of the Hero to whom Europe ous.

Duet “ Together let us range the fields;" owes, principally, her salvation, the

the lady alone in the Cavatina “ Ta ch' event excites little besond the mere buz Learned men,

accendi questo core,” and Braham (accom- of the day. Is Britain so ungrateful, Now and then, Yield to very odd vagaries;

panied by Lindley) in " See from the siAnd, though grave, lent grove Alexis flies.” Miss Corri greatly and the unequalled services of her Wel

or so forgetful of the matchless actions Still I have

distinguished herself in several pieces : we Whimsies of my own.

are confirmed in our opinion that she will lington, that there is not even one of Palpitations,

become one of the greatest ornaments to her representatives in Parliament, to Sweet sensations,

our native musical world. Miss Byine mark her anxious love by some speSkip about my heart like fairies.

sang

“ Savourneer Deelish” with inimi- cific notice ; were it but to ask a quesWho, viewing

table pathos, and was warmly, encored. tion on the subject ? Are we so enBeauty suing,

The house was crowded, and the entire
Can its power disown?
For learned men, &c.

selection went off with the utmost eclat. grossed with the fate of low men, that
We rejoice to notice that the Zauberflote is we have no feeling for the fate of the

most exalted? We hold it a shame to By surprise, announced for next Wednesday.

the country that no course such as we Caught my fancy at Toledo;

have hinted at has been adopted.
When we wed

DIGEST OF POLITICS AND
Neighbours said,

A meeting has this week taken place “ Woat à charming pair!"

NEWS.

on a subject very interesting to huFlora scolding, Soon leholding

Accounts from Germany state that manity—the extinction of Mendicity in Nought to conquer ie could she do, the Emperor of Austria is about to

the Metropolis. We trust the measures Took to crying,

resume the title of Emperor of Ger- adopted will be as successful as they I complying, Kissed tbe wecping fair. many; that his eldest son will be deserve; and consider it an auspicious

that a Gentleman SO

circumstance,
For learned men, &c.

called King of Germany, and his bro-
ther, the Archduke Charles, be appoint- and so intelligent as Mr.Sturge: Bourne,

intimately conversant with the subject, Flora died !

ed Grand-Marshal of the Empire. How I cried ! And I vow'd that I'd live single :

Bernadotte has ascended the Swedish was called on to preside. His aid in ParSome said, I

throne-that throne which we should liament, and his name out of it, will do With one eye

have thought would be the last in Eu- much for the cause so zealously entered Cried, and laugh'd with t'other! But Lucetta,

into by the friends of their fellow crearope to receive a foreigner of ignoble

tures. Who knew better,

extraction, instead of its illustrious line Came, her sobs with mine to mingle; of kings. There seems to be little ac

It seems that the Duke of Clarence,
Talked of Flora,
And wept o'er her,

quaintance with the internal politics of having missed the Danish Princess, Till we wed each other.

Sweden among our periodical instruc- wished to marry an English Fortune For learned men, &c. tors, and we are not able to say whe. attached to the person of a Miss WykeWe now dismiss “song and music" with

ther there is any, or any powerful ham. The lady is said to be about one observation : several of the composi- party in that country, opposed to this 23, of very honourable descent, 'patertions are almost neat as imported, and though order of succession, and inclined to re- nally, and very fond of field sports. We they are good, they are not new. store the ancient dynasty. The new understand, however, that this union

It is not very The scenery, we have said, is very beau- King has promulgated a declaration has also gone off. tiful, and, indeed, Covent Garden has risen which is evidently at war with the facts decorous to see a prince so near the to so high a pitch in this department, and of his former life; but if it be true on throne, so often a rejected wooer. generally in costume, that whatever is got the main point, viz. that he is the od

Sir James Macintosh has, we reup there may be expected to enjoy all the aids of perfect decoration. The performers ject of unanimous election to the peo-joice to see, taken up the subject of exerted themselves much, and besides those ple, it matters not whether he sought punishments for forgery. It could not we have mentioned, Mr. Abbott (the Vice- retirement or notoriety in his earlier be in better hands, and we trust his roy) and Miss Foote (his queen) deserve career.

exertions will be crowned by the erapraise for losing no credit in characters

The only news from France, which zure of these bloody and ineffectual more elevated in real than in dramatic life. merits notice, is the condemnation of canons from our criminal code. We are inclined to believe that the opera Bruneau, the pretended Dauphin, to a

Mr. Bennet is also worthily pursuwill become more popular as it continues to be performed, and candidly think that it fine and seven years imprisonment ; five ing the measure for putting an end to merits all the success which a production for his royal mania, and two for insult- climbing boys in chininey sweeping; a of its pretensions could anticipate. ing the court. Another person began the practice not only disgraceful to the hu

The same story was last week dramatised, same game about the Tuileries, but his manity but to the Arts of this country.

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