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PORTRAIT OF

BY MADAME FREDERICA BRUN.

itself with another, and I have a strange

BIOGRAPHY.

of the nose, did not announce the lofty soul idea, that scarcely a chance is left, we shall

that dwelt therein; but abore the eyes ever be in possession of Livy complete

(those glorious eyes, the most splendid again. This is doubtless to be deplored; ANNA GERMAINE DE STAEL NECKER.

assertors of its presence!) the organs of for it is unfortunately the most important

the penetrative faculty, were powerfully periods of Roman history which have been

marked. The nose was one of those which snatched from us,-those which concern

become idealised in half profile, one knows public rites, and the knowledge of man, Having deliveredour own opinion of this not how, though in front they appear too and treat of the war of the slaves, and the celebrated female, and, more recently, short

. The mouth large, the upper lip events of the triumvirates ;-subjects which reviewed her “Life of M. Necker," elevated; the teeth, which were white and must have undoubtedly exhibited the genius we do not yet conceive that our readers large, were always visible. The chin short, and independent spirit of Livy in their will be displeased with the following round, but not falling back. The hair fullest play: but of what use is complain-curious production, which has an

black, short, distributed on the head in ing? --I account for the loss in this manner. animation and Germanic manner about strong natural curls; the face of a very I canuot for one moment conceive it to it likely to attract attention, and amuse. markably rough.

brown complexion, and the skin of it rehave arisen from accident or neglect. Livy was a bold, deterınined, and independent

Natura la fece e poi ruppe la Stampa.

The breast and neck were well formed, man; he was a warm patriot, and an ido

ARIOSTO.

and of dazzling whiteness ; the arms full, lizer of liberty, as indeed all his fellow While my hand is preparing to add this but well made, and delicately fair: the citizens evinced themselves, with no little great image to the sad gallery of my melan- hands not small, but, down to the nails and effect, during the last disturbances in Rome, choly recollections, tears overflow my eye, finger encis, well formed, and every motion under ihe government of the Triumvirate; and doubts fill my mind! I am forced to of them full of expression. Her feet were he was an open fue to despotism. Augustus say to myself repeatedly, “ She is gone!” not small, but well proportioned; she himself, on whom Roman sycophancy was the most brilliant representative f of life walked well, and trod ivith dignity. base enough to bestow so noble a name, in all its relations, in all its forms, has left But her eye! her eye! though nothing vrith the refined affectation of moderation, it-the brightest star in the firmament of of what the Italians calls incassaturæ near put on by tyrants, simply called him a my sex is set! She who acknowledged or above it, was beautiful—though, in a Pompeian. The House of the Cæsars then only one season in life, the summer-like word, it did not inhabit a beautiful house, reigned paramount; no one is unacquainted spring, has prolonged it by all the charms yet it was (as in the whole body, the lovely with the blessed descendants of that line; of her character, to the greatest possible inhabitant the sonl) in and of itself so they were bad enough, if they were only duration, and has sunk into slumber with great, so darkly beautiful, so deep, so half as bad as history has depicted them. ont beholding the dreaded winter ! radiant with every intellectual light, so You will be at no loss to conceive that the To me remains thy image, and the echo beaming with sensibility and goodness! so Cæsars would not designedly require that of thy existence! The first, ah too easily inexpressibly engaging was its sincere and such a work as Livy's History should see vanishing into shade, I will endeavour to cordial expression, that its look immebroad day-light. Nay, from some passages hold fast, to sketch it with bold and free diately attracted again, and encouraged in Tacitus, it appears to me extremely characters—free and bold as thyself! The those who had shrunk, duzzled by its probable that they used their utmost en latter thrills through all the pulses of my splendor. About the mouth too, the traces deavours to suppress it; or, at least, those sensation, immortal like thee, in the sanc- of ingenuous good nature were eridently preparts of it in which Roman aristocracy | tuary of my bosom; no time will be able | dominant, though the most delicate wit and the tyranny of the Caesars must nati to still it, till it sounds again in harmony played around it. rally have been drawn in the most glaring with thee, in the great day when we shall Es hätt' ihr witz auch lippen ohne rosen colours. To these belong the war of the meet to part no more,

Beliebt gemacht; ein witz, dein's nie an kraft slaves, and the termination of the civil I will not disguise thy mortal weaknesses gebrach, wars particularly. It was a work too of and imperfections—who was ever free from Za stechen oder liebzukosen. great extent, and few could be possessed of them ? 'But it is the prerogative of great

WIELAND. the means of obtaining a complete tran- minds, that we can freely mention what Her wit would have made even lips without roses script of it. Hence it is probable that all made them resemble others, without placing lovely; a wit which never wanted power to sting of them found they would best consult them on a level with those insignificant or to caress. their own safety and interests, by not hav- beings, whom we must fear to deprive of When these lips opened, when in the ing those passages in their possession, everything, if we allow that they have silver tones of an organ, such as I have whence, from the suspicious and sanguinary weaknesses.

never known but hers, || at once perverful character of their rulers, they might readily She was of a middling female stature, and pleasing, all the beams of her genius entail on themselves the most frightful rather corpulent, and strong limbed, but towed in harmony—when a manner of consequences. In this manner may the without being heavy. She conld hardly be speaking, quite her own, for its energy and most valuable portion of Livy be said, not called well made, as the right shoulder grace, combined with a copiousness and so much to have been lost, as to have been was rather larger than the left, & the neck norelty of ideas (still more peculiar to her) destroyed; and when the Arabic transla- short, and the nape rather high. *Her head poured ut once clear and strong, like a tion was set on foot, his history was pro- had by no means the oval outline, which is silver stream ---when, while she enchanted bably just as much mutilated 'as is our the first requisite of a heautiful form; it all, she, however, always particularly nffect. own copy of it. This is my view of the was quite round, and I have seldom seen a ed (and often wished to affect) some fa. subject... I shall be happy if I head flatter behind; the forehead 100, which vourite object; ah! who did not then forget prove to be in error; for I would willingly was low, almost pressed in over the root perform three pedestrian pilgrimages, from

Probably trom the use of rouge ; for I know the Elbe to the Liris, if I could but peruse • Sister to the Rev. Dr. Munter, Bishop of that in her early youth she had a fine clear comLivy's portraiture of Spartacus, whom I am Copenhagen, and author of several highly es- plexion. I first saw her in 1891, and last in 1806. in danger of esteeming one of the greatest, teemned works in German.

|| A great deal has been said on this subject : as well as one of the best, of Roman

+ This, and other substantives in the original, her pronanciation and accentuation were clear; leaders.

being of the feminine gender, lose much of their and she spoke like a person who is used to see With such thoughts as these, the merits force and expression in the translation.

people unwilling to lose a word of what is of which I leave to your contemplation, I

Perhaps from having written too much when spoken." But she never had the piercing tone

young, for means were employed to remedy the of violent or eloquent women, but a pure silver pursued my course on the road to Rovigo.

defect when she was only ten years of age. In sound, and inodulations of the voice in speaking, S. I front, one did not at all perceive it.

that were peculiar to herself.

how far she was from being beautiful, or in | praise, and denied neither ; but she wil | And from those who knew her intimately, whose eyes did she not then appear so? lingly acknowledged the merit of others, the reason could not be long concealed.

Her gait and her whole carriage had and with sweetly eloquent lips, and from She sought and found in it the true home in them something bold and triumphant, the bottom of her soul, bestowed the praise of her soul, whose mighty pinions had long with which one was struck one knew not which she was so delighted to receive.* beaten against the narrow bars of her own, how, and which, withont further reflection, But above all

, her heart, her mind, her and which the daring flight of her language one considered as belonging to her, and soul, thirsted for love! and though this had long since partly broken through; she liked to see.

feeling, veiled in earthly imperfection, and alone first laid open to the other cultivated I have never known a more open-hearted predominant in her, was the cause of all nations of Europe, the extent, the copiousbeing; she was so even to etourderie, for her sufferings, and in the end the occasion ness, the depth of the German literature; herself and others. But though her strength of her premature death,t yet its ardent and though this great undertaking of a of inind was too great, her will too firin, for source was in her pure, and purifying for foreign writer could hardly be free from her not to be able to be silent and reserved every one whorn her all-powerful feeling faults, yet what she has performed in her out of prudence, yet the frankness of her drew into its enchanted circle! All were work upon Germany is astonishing ; and it nature always appeared, and she had the most exalted, and became better, as long as she is alınost a miracle that she was so seldom difficulty in concealing her own weaknesses ; ruled in them; but never did the failings mistaken. Every page bears evidence of for she was utterly unable to dissemble. and weaknesses of a beloved object re-act the purest intention, and of a mind conge

Every thought kindled into flame, every upon her; and while she raised it to her wial with the highest minds of Germany, sentiment flashed like lightning; and so own level, she never degraded herself. For and she has rendered it impossible for other the most powerful of all, love! It was ever this reason, after more intimate ties were

nations to continue in all the innocence of again new, profound, painful, thrilling dissolved, the highest esteem, and the most ignorance, to be strangers to the great through the innermost sources of life; and devoted friendship for her, always remained, services which Germany has done to adher generous nature was always a stranger where a warmer feeling had once pre- if they should still think fit not to acknowto cold coquetry: She required to be vailed. I loved by those whom she loved; and this To speak of the extent of her intellec-ledge it. She loved Germany! She conhappened, if she suffered the resistless tual powers would be useless. She has sidered it as the heart of Europe, and. attractions of her nature to operate. always given the most splendid proofs of them, powerfully contributed to its deliverance.* first with minds susceptible of loftier feel. both to her contemporaries and posterity;

The whole art of social intercourse was ings; and the sentiments of love, adınira- and her posthumous writings will perhaps never exercised in a higher degree than by tion, and friendship for her, blended so shew them in still greater lustre. So much her; for as she easily and with certainty together, that it ivas often ditficult to distin- is certain ; never did a mightier spirit penetrated the character of every individual, guish the one from the other. Who that appear in a female formi! and that truly she knew how to put every one in his proper had a living heart in his bosom, could manly comprehensiveness, that precision of place, and in conversation developed in remain cold for her? But though easily thought which is so rare in women, united many more than they gave themselves kindled, she always loved anew, and with with the most lively imagination, the most credit for: she did not do this merely to equal violence; her heart was fuithful, and, rapid facility of perception, and the pro- please ; her good heart willingly spared when passion was no more, a warmly active foundest sensibility, gave to her intellectual every one a painful feeling, and every

body and tender friendship remained, as a faith- effusions the overflowing energy, the en-left her more cheerful, and with increased ful household deity upon its extinguished chanting grace, which were peculiar to her, self-confidence. altar. and that colloquial eloquence of which she

Nothing narrow, little, or false, could She was worthy of every kind of confi- was the only example. Il

thrive in her circle, and the mosi perfect dence; this is saying much ; and in her Though I refrain from speaking of her freedom of mind reigned there. The most diversified relations, applicable only to so character and influence as an author, which various opinions were expressed and maingreat a heart as hers. But was not this will not fail to be duly appreciated, 1 tained, with passion, with warmth, every noble heart the seat of every generous feel- cannot, as a Gerinan, wholly pass over advantage made use of to enforce them, and ing honourable to man? She was unable to what so particularly distinguished her as a the one did not spare the other! But so hate, except upon principle, as she, for French woman: I mean her love of Ger- powerful was the example of her perfect example, hated Buonaparte; and nobody many, and her esteem for our literature. ingenuousness, and frank good-nature, that more readily pardoned personal offences. Her work on this subject gives irrefra- the roughest minds were softened by inThough her wit was sharp and penetrating, gable proofs of this ; and never has a

tercourse with her, and all malice was it was without bitterness, and was directed foreign writer appreciated it more highly; who after a bitter and unsparing contest,

banished from her circle; so that those in preference against thoughtless falsehood, and more deeply and purely felt its spirit. laid themselves down under her roof, geneand its concomitant hardness of heart, which is often concealed under the most

* A present louez-moi, cela fait si bièn, she rally saluted cach other as friends the folpleasing forms, and is the favourite vice of exclaimed to me (after having charmed me in lowing morning. the great world.

the character of Phædra) when I went to her in And how did she love her friends! How The weaknesses of others she bore the little dressing-room attached to the mean did she bear with their weaknesses, and smiling, and with all the indulgence of theatre Chastily put together in the loft of a not seldom their perverseness and arroconscious superiority, but without making into a temple.

house at Geneva) which her genius transformed gance? + How many a repentant look may it felt, which was what gave such a tone of + When she concealed her marriage with M. which forced tears of blood from hers, may

fall upon her grave! How many a heart, goodhumour to the circle in which she lived. Rocca of Geneva (and of course the consequences Sound in mind and body, she had neither of it) not sparing her health, and bearing all peculiarities nor habits, and every thing in the pain of a secret passion, when she soon after and around her moved with freedom and saw the beloved object of it threatened with an died too soon for the world and for his friends; case in its natural course. But false pre- incurable disorder of the lungs, which has since but why does the noble Degerando speak no tensions could not indeed pass current, terininated his life.

more for the glory of Germany ? where every thing beamed with light.

: This is precious sentimental morality! :-ED. • When she lost her second son in so melanI have more than once seen her forgive

|| A common friend told me, that when she choly a manner in the beginning of 1813, she injuries, while the wounds inflicted by them

was a child of ten or eleven years of age, he had wrote to me from London. “ Ah, s'il avait péri

seen a ball interrupted, becanse all the dancers, en combattant pour la liberté de l'Allemagne, were still bleeding ; but to do good to her attracted by the voice of the animated little J'aurois la moitié moins de douleurs !" enemies was qnite natural to her, and cost speaker, had crowded around her in a three-fold + To her might be applied what she once wrote hier magnanimity nothing.

to a female friend, Vous soignez vos amis dans She was desirous both of honour and of § Villers and Degerando included; the former | leurs défants comme dans leurs qualités."

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melt in reinorse over her tomb! for alas ! | handsome room, which they occupied, to Knight,) somewhat comic; some singing she has made many ingrates ! its ancient state.

for Mrs. Bland, and some fencing and panHow sacred was afHiction in her eyes ! During the holiday weck John Bull was tomime, as usual, for the other performers. How did she spare the feelings of others! advertised, with the principal part of Pere With considerable strength in the drawHow entirely had this great heart embraced grine left out of the characters: We ima ling, and much of what is called stage effect the whole circle of human sorrows and gined that some imitation was intended of in the execution, this play is nevertheless sufferings ! With what unparalleled tender- the Country Theatre, which gave out Ham- little calculated to become a lasting faness, unattainable by inferior souls, did she let with, for that night, the character of the vourite. To those who have read Rob Roy share those afflictions particularly, which Prince of Denmark omitted, owing to the (the Novel,) and those who have seen Rob are caused by imagination acting too much illness of a performer ; but found on taking Roy (the "Opera at Covent Garden,) it in real life, and the sharpness of whose sting a peep at the piece, that Perigrine made a

seems incongruous, from the alterations she had herself felt but too severely. very tolerable figure in the person of Mr. made in the characters—for these, so popu

What a daughter she was, the world Powell. Obi succeeded : It is a pity that lar has the original work been, have ac: knows; what a mother? Ah, the tears of part of its representatives are engaged at quired a species of historical consistency, to her noble-minded children will long bear Other theatres, as it is too much to require at depart from which in any material degree testimony !

one of the first public places, that we should is dangerous. To others, and they are few I need scarcely add, to complete the wait for a Mime half an hour, while he is in number, who have neither read nor seen portrait of such a character, that she was entertaining the audience at Sadler's Wells, Rob Roy, there is yet a jumble in the prethe kindest, the most generous mistress of and after all have to put up with a bung-sent drama, which 'renders it difficult and a family; charitable to the poor, and ling and disjointed substitution.

inexplicable. The characters though, as adored by all who belonged to her. But

The Beggar's Opera is very aptly made we have said, well, are not locally well the delicacy with which she exercised secret

a standard piece at this house: but even drawn. With the exception of Dougal benevolence,--the feeling manner in which in this the want of system is felt, and on there is not a highlandman in the piece ; she divined distress, and often generously Tuesday Know your own Mind was rather the rest are heroes, or men of any clime or relieved it, before it revealed itself to her, satirically produced instead of the opera pre-country. The scenery is like the dialogue, belong to a complete picture of this lovely viously announced.

a mixture of trees and shrubs of every reand good soul.

Rob Roy, or The GREGARACH, was mi- gion, as the latter is a mixture of ideas and And she has left us ! Happy that she did raculously performed on Wednesday, the tongues of every people. Rob Roy tells not see old age, which she dreaded; she night for which it was originally appointed. Dougal that his head shall answer for his has fallen in the fulness of her glory! the It is rather a serious romantic piece, and fidelity : This is the threat of an eastern great soul has set in beams radiance! differs widely from the Novel, whence its Sultan, not of a Highland chieftain ;for death, to which the most animated of appellation is borrowed. The following is from whose lips nothing could be more unall beings looked with shuddering, she did a sketch of the plot :

natural, for he never suspects the devoted not behold. In calm natural sleep, (alas, Sir Rashleigh Osbaldistone (Mr. Rae) is attachment of his clan. 'In short, there are after long and bitter sufferings) she sunk about to marry Diana Vernon (Miss Smith so many blemishes of this kind, that it is without pain in mortal slumber! Oh! sou,) who is commanded by her father, Ge- evident the author has written more from well did she deserve to have the path of neral Vernon (Mr. Bengough,) to accept the contemplation of the stage, which is death made smooth for her, who had his proffered hand, though the young lady but an imitation of real life, than from smoothed for so many the path of life! herself is most averse to the proposed union. real life itself; thus sacrificing the higher

“ No farther seck her merits to disclose The General marches against Rob Roy (Mr. rank to which a dramatist may aspire. Or draw her frailties from their dread abode :

H. Johnston,) and it is in his absence that Dougal is indeed the sheet-anchor of the (There they alike in trembling hope repose) the marriage is to be solemnized. When play, and Wallack deserves much praise The bosom of her father and her God!" at the altar Diana is snatched from Rash- for his forcible delineation of a part which,

leigh by Rob Roy, who is the object of to be well acted, required not only all the On Saturday last died, at her house in her love. The General, ensnared by Dou- energy and talent which he usually displays, Chapel Street, Grosvenor Place, in her gal (Mr. Wallack,) is made prisoner by but a studious conquest over an idiom which 27th year, the Honourable Miss Hawke, a Helen Macgregor (Mrs. Glover,) thc mo- must have offered many obstacles before he lady eminently distinguished by her many ther of the outlaw, and is about to be sacri overcame it even so much as he has done. amiable qualities, superior literary attain- ficed to her fury, when the Scer Morryn His broad Scots accent came as glibly from inents, and above all, by her ardent dero- (Mr. Holland) interposes to save him, and his tongue as his tartans hung imposingly tion to religion, laudably evinced at an in the end he is restored to liberty. Helen, on his person. It is curious to remark, carly period of her life, 'in her excellent

on learning that her son, Rob Roy, has that he seemed less acquainted with his own poein of Babylon, &c.

made Diana V'ernon his wife, indignantly name than with any other word he prourges him to cast her off. He refuses, and nounced ;- calling himself Dew-gal in

she leaves him, threatening vengeance. The stead of Doo-gal. His acting was, howTHE DRAMA.

outlaw is entrapped to leave his wife to the ever, vigorous and excellent; so excellent,

care of his clansman Dougal. Helen suc- that it sunk The Macgregor, even in the Drury LANE re-opened after the holi- ceeds in separating Diana from her protec- hands of H. Johnston, into insignificance. days with a tasteful and brilliant gas Chan-lor, and conducts her to a cemetery, where Mrs. Glover's character is not a pleasing delier,* and the audience part altogether he compels her to swallow what she be one, and affords little scope for her abililighted in a manner superior to any Thea- licves to be a deadly poison, which she had ties. Death by lightning is not dramatic,– tre we have yet seen. The Chinese orna- procured from Morryn. Rob Roy becomes it is impossible for an audience to know ments introduced into the saloon at the be a captive to Sir Rashleigh. He escapes ; the catastrophe. Miss Smithson's Diana ginning of the season have also been re is overtaken by Sir Rashleigh; a fight en Vernon is a very poor performance of moved. As we never considered these no sues; the latter is conquered, and death a very poor character. Rob Roy himself velties an improvement, and as they have rewards a treacherous attempt on the life of is be-female-ized into half a coxcomb, perhaps answered all the attractive purposes the victor. Helen falls the victim of re- half a warrior - a pale-faced, whining, calculated upon them, we do not regret their morse and lightning, and Diana revives in ranting, stage-hero. By a droll ocular dedisappearance, and the restoration of the due time and is restored to Rob Roy, his ception, when he came upon the boards

pardon having been previously procured by first, we thought that his costume was It is ostentationsly spelt Chandalier in the the General, who has become reconciled to adapted to the Novel, which paints his bare Bills and Theatrical announcements, as if arro- their union. Instead of Andrew Fairser- limbs as covered with red hair like a highgance were inseparable from ignorance. vice, there is a Yorkshire servant (Mr. I land bull, but on changing our line of vi

i'th' nose;

son.

place. On the second night the house was 8. Doctor's Shop"-" Throw physic to the dogs." | accorded to Poland.-The King of Por

sion a little, we found it ras only the | Scene. whiskers of a noble manager in the orches

ting together,” to have “ a peep behind the purposes in view and look down oppo

sition. tra, between us and the lamps, which had curtain,” where “ fades the glimmering betrayed us into this mistake. We were 6. Landscape on the sight"—changing, “ Odds

From the Continent we learn, that

bullets!" to a sorry to lose so fine an effect. The other

the Emperor Alexander has carried into characters are all common-place or out of

7. Gunsmith's Shop-" To teach the young idea practice the representative constitution

how to shoot,” and “scatter slaughter like a by no means full, and we anticipate nothing All nostrums, one excepted, evils, tugal has acceded to the Holy Allibeyond a lingering existence to this version Grimaldi's balsam for blue devils ! ance.—The Spanish amnesty has been of The Greparach.

Of which he sings—and, harmmy at a pinch, promulgated, and the Expedition with A book of songs was sold at the Theatre; 9. Music and Snuff Shops, “join their strange the Russian ships is on the eve of sailbut other songs were sung!!

according;" as, when “the bag pipe zings

“good music to entertain the ing from Cadiz for South America. It company," in

is reported, that the instirgents in Covent Garden.--Some slight altera- | 10. A Street at Oxford, where“ with classic Mexico have massacred 120 prisoners, tions were made about the orchestra of this wreathes,” of sausages, Grimaldi “ binds theatre, which during the recess partially his brows;" then kick'd from learning's including eight officers, as a retaliation receded under the stage, adding more room

post, to

for the execution of Mina.—Another 11. Naval Pillar, proves, to the pit. Gas front-lights are also intro

“ Britons never will be report is abroad, that an insurrection

slaves.”_" Now get you to my lady's duced. The very pleasing play of Rol Roy 12. Chamber," — Where the bubbling and loud sable monarch of Hayti, who is besides

has broken out against Christophe, the has been the nightly attraction, till last hissing urn throws up a steamy column,” night, and continues, as we foresaw it for “ tea and turn out" into a

represented as being in a bad state of would, to merit an increase of public ap- 13. Colibler's Stall.

health.---A third says, that the Dey of plause, as the performers mellow in their “ A cobbler there was and he liv'd in a stall, Algiers has died of the plague, after a parts, and the whole works smoothly in uni Which served him for parlour and

This theatre is now admirably heated 14. Kitchen.”—“0! the roast beef of Old Eng- rule of six months, and is succeeded by and ventilated on the plan of Mr. Cha

land," is sung in every

Coja de Cavalli, his Minister of the Inbanes.

15. Street;-but, “ haste to the wedding,"in the terior.
16. Temple of the Elements, where
Ends this strange eventsul history."

It now seems certain that the French
MINOR THEATRES.

Police have succeeded in tracing and

An aqua-drama, the Gheber, founded on The Summer Theatres opened as usual on Moore's Lallah Rookh, and more peculiar arresting the wretch who attempted Easter Monday. l'irst, The Royal Cir- to the properties of this theatre, concluded the life of the Duke of Wellington : cus and SURREY, renewed under the brush the amusements of the evening.

He is an old soldier, of the name of of the painter, with a scrio-comic ballet,

Cantillon. Various circumstances are called Florio and Rosa; a very good bur

related, but none of them on which we letta founded on the norel and called Sir Launcelot Greares; and a melo-drama, en

DIGEST OF POLITICS AND

can depend.

The Odeon Theatre in Paris, the titled The Three Talismans. As we intend

NEWS. shortly taking a review of the minor places

finest piece of theatrical architecture in of amusement, we shall now coutine our

There is some variety and interest that city, was burnt down on the 20th. selves to the mere notice, and thus arrive in the news of the week. From India Earthquakes, and other awful phenoat, Second, Royal AMPHITHEATRE, in particular, the accounts are more im- inena of nature, have been lately more Astles's, also gaily beautitied, and with a portant than they have been for some common in many parts of Europe than new and original proscenium contrived to time past. The great plain for organizing we remember. In Switzerland, Italy, be diminished and enlarged at pleasure the Peninsula on a stable and peaceful Germany, and the North, meteors, subThe horsemanship upheld its reputation both for man and beast; a grand fighting system, un roken by prelatory wars, terraneous noises, avalanches, &c. &c. affair, The Heroines of Switzerland, formed and unvexed by oppressive extortious, shew the wonderful workings of natuthe next course ; and a pantomiine, Harle- is carıying rapidly into effect. The dis- ral causes in a state of diffused activity, quin Prince of Persiu, concluded a various patches from Bombay are of the 24th which well mcrits the observation of and ample series of entertaininents.--Thirl November ; on the 5th and 17th of the philosopher. and lust, Sidler's Wells, of which we which month the Peishwa had been de At home we have little of stir. The understand Grimaldi has become either rericil, and Poonah, his capital, enteredd marriage of our amiable and accomwhole or a large proprietor, opened with a in triumple by the British. The forecs plished Princess Elizabeth with the pautomine succeeded, called the Elements, on this occasion were disproportioned Prince of Hesse Homberg, is fixed for the humour of which is not of the highest in numbers, our army being only four the 7th April, at the Queen's Palace. order, as may be gathered from the des- thousand while the enemy was 40,000 Her Royal Highness comes to town on cription of the scenery, which would fain stror. Discipline, however, prevailed; Monday. be laughable.

and the Peishwa, whose hostility bas A very strange affair has occupied long been known, fled to one of the the Court of Chancery. We cannot

stoutest forts which previous arrange- enter into details, but the impression is, 1. Region of Air.—" A little airy spirit, sec, sits ments had left him. Lord Hastings that to authorize a claim for 15,0001. ou yon cloud, and"----descends to

has concluded a treaty with Scindiah, raised on the part of the Princess of 2. Earth, “ To touch the finer springs that move the main object of which is the subju- Wales against the assets of the late

the world," '_“ Of fancy in a frolic."-" 0, for a muse of

gation of the lawles3 Pindarees. Hol. Duke of Brunswick, some unprincipled 3. Fire" -“ There he is in his robes, burning! Kar is also represented as amicable, or persons have forged a document purburning !" ready to sing-

at least submissive. Indeed, what we porting to be executed by that brave 4. “ Water parted from the Sea," where “ mot stated some months ago, is developed : Prince.

ley's your only wear;" but where's Harlequin? at

We have brought a force into the field There was a Reform Meeting in Pa3. Sadler's Wells, where all “ go jig-a-jog trot-I quite adequate to effect all the good l lace-Yard on Monday, at which Sir

NEW SCENES AND OLD SCRAPS.

Scene

whole went off like the other Easter his countrymen, who testified their asto- | Saturday, 21-Thermometer from 30 to 51.

Francis Burdett, Lord Cochrane, Hunt, should not fulfil what he had undertaken. | Friday, 20 Thermometer from 36 to 51. Dr. Watson, Cleary, Cartwright, and After they had agreed to this, he and a

Barometer from 29, 83 to 30, 10.

Wind N. W. 1--Morning overcast : the rest of others of that set, took the lead. There young elephant were confined in a tower, was much scurrility and folly—but the

the day generally clear. and supplied with abundance of provisions.

Rain fallen, 025 of an inch. After a little time, he was visited by some of frolics. nishment at his mad promise. You bring,

Barometer from 30, 12 to 30, 03. destruction on yourself by it, said one of frost: the rime remained on the rails till dine

Wind S. W. 2-Morning clear: sharp white VARIETIES.

them : Don't fear, gentlemen, said the pri- o'clock, so keen was the wind : ditches and soner, ten years is a great period of human puddles frozen over: the latter part of the day

lite ; I assure you, that before these are ex- overcast, with showers of rain in the afternoon. An Expedition has sailed from New York pired, one of us, either the Emperor, the

Rain fallen, 1 of an inch. to proceed round Cape Horn, and found an elephant, or I, shall be dead.

Sunulay, 22--Therinometer from 37 to 5). American Colony, (as it is said) on the A person might make a very excellent

Barometer from 29, 80 to 29, 87. shores of the Pacific, between the north of book of that of which you know nothing, Wind W. by N. and S. W. 2-Raining almost the Spanish, and south of the Russian said a would-be wit, to one with whom he all the day.--Rain fallen, 175 of an inch. settlements.

was arguing: A person might make a very Monday, 23—Thermometer from 39 to 48. The comet of Marscilles has been ob- bad book of that which you kuow, was the

Barometer from 29, 46 to 29, 74.

Wind W. and S. W. 4.-A tempestuous night ; served at Angsburgh; it is much increased reply:

I think the velocity of the wind, at times, was in size and brilliancy since the middle of A hasty passionate fellow was supping nearly eqnal to that on the 4th inst. Raining till February.

with a friend who nerer contradicted him, cleren: the afternoon and evening clear: strong An experiment has lately been made at not wishing to provoke his wrathi. Unable flashes of lightning in the N. E. in the evening. the theatre Feydeau, of a new method of to endure this acquiescence, he at last burst Waters inuen out.-Rain fallen, 35 of an inch. managing the light on the stage. It proved out, P-i it, deny something, that I may Tizesilay, 21–Thermometer from 35 to 48. completely successful. The transition from know there are two of us.

Barometer from 29, 86 to 29, 95. day to night, in the second act of Joconde,

Wind S. by W.1:--Morning orercast, the rest produced the most perfect illusion

of the day clear, with two smart bail-storms When we heard of Incledon's death in

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. about two. an American paper, we offered to wager

l'ednesday, 25--Thermometer from 34 to 47. that it was the prologue to bis reappearance CONTESIS OF JOURNAL DES Satans

Baromcter from 29, 73 to 29, 97. in England. That we were right in our

for larch 1818.

Wind S. W. and W. by N. 1.-Morning over

cast: the rest of the day gencrally clear. guess, the following from the Morning Post Annuairc & Connoissance des Temps,

Rain fallen, 35 of an inch. of Thursday sheweth: reviewed by M. Biot.-M. Gail's edition

Frogs spawn the 19th. The buds of the larch, Mr. Incledon.--Letters were yesterday and translation of Xenophon, by Raoul- the Siberian crab, and the horsechesnut, burst received in town, which happily remove the Rochette.-M. Girlach's Fundamental Phi- on the 19th. Dust flew a little on the 21st. anxious fears entertained by the friends of losophy, hy Cousin.-M. Lemercier Cours As yet the trembling year is unconfirm’d, our national singer, who was reported to de Liticrature (3d art.), by Raynouard. And Winter oft nt ere resumes the breeze, hare died at New York from rupturing a M. Elphinstone's Kingdom of Cauhul, by Chills the pale moon, and bids the driving sleets blood-vessel. It is difficult to account for Silvestre de Sacy.-M. Sismondi's History Before the day delightless.--7'hom-on. the motives which could have induced any of the Italian Republics, by Daunou.-

Latitude 31. 37.32. Y. one to inrent such a cruel report. Let it M. Jarcee's Funnigating Apparatus, by

Longitude 3. 51. W. suffice, however, to know that he never | Tessier.

Edmontop, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. enjoyed better licalth, and that his success Ní. Simoudc de Sismondi's work, enticontinued to a degrec unprecedented. tled, a History of the Italian Republics of TO CORRESPONDENTS.

The Cardinal de Retz was the mortal the Iliddle Age, and that of Charles Villers A pressure of matter compels us, relucenemy of Cardinal Mazarin. In order to on the Philosophy of kon, or Fundamental tonlly, to postpone sercral articles (original mortify the latter with a twit at his obscure Principles of the Transcendent Philosophy, and contributed) which are ready for publiorigin, be procured to be inscried in the bare been put on the index loy a decree cution, Among these we may announce Gazette of Roine the following paragraph : of the congregation of Rome, dated the Considerations on the Copyright Acts--We learæ by laurrs from Paris That Pierre 22d of December last, and published in Mr. f. Robertson on the State of the Arts Mazarin is dead at home. This was the libe Diorin on the 19th of February. in Scotland--Essay and Statement on las Cardinal's father.

Among the recent French works prc- sigraphy, or an unirersal Language-tro ANECDOTC.-A Freuchman, who had a

sented by the authors, according to their intcrosting articles on the Mode of instructdispute with a Turk in ('onstantinople, and Russian War, by the Viscount de Pui- rolcus; and The Hill of Curre, poctry.

custoin, to the king, arr. Letters on the ing the Blind.-- The Marriage of Thetis and The criminal thought on incans to saveliin: busque; a Translation of the Odes of Ho- Professor Milling?ou's 5th and last Lecture self; and as he knew that the Emperor was

race, by M. Le Texier; and a Translation on Magnetism-Remarks on Mr. Ogilric's

of the Jerusalem Delivered, by M. de la Lectures, &c. Sc.gc. a great lover of elephants, he proposed to Monnaye.

A Lover of Justice is under consideration. him, to spare his life, and he would in rcturn teach one of these animals to speak. Works is announced, from the press of M. Gentleman, whose' Annals of Banks for

A complete edition of Marmontels It'e ucre mistaken in supposing that the The Emperor, who knew the sense of the Firmin Didot.

Saving' was revicved in No.60 of the Liteelephant, thought it possible, that by pains

Mr. Charles Malo's absurd work on rary Gazette, co-operated with Mr. Rose as and art they might be taught to do so; he

4 senator, in the formation of these benevotherefore accepted the proposal of the pri- England has reached a 2d edit. at Paris.

lent institutions. Though an able and exsoner, and besides, promiscd a handsome reward if he fulfilled his promise in a cer

perienced coadjutor, he was not a Member METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL.

of Parliament. tain time. The Frenchman said, that ten

Marcii.

The Editor will refer to the botanical years would be wanted to instruct such a

work mentioned by « A Constant Reader, very large animal, if he was to teach it to Thursday, 19-Thermometer from 48 to 52.

Barometer from 30, 16 to 30,01. Yoxford.He had no precious knowledge speak the Turkish quite perfectly; but he Wind S. W. 2.-Generally cloudy, with a little of it. would be content to suffer the most cruel rain abont 10 in the morning. "The warmest death at the expiration of that time, if he night since the 1st of December.

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