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With eye where beams the quiet of his mind, From these, he is reckoned a mere | fore, he arrived two hours before he was
Each fairy scene the bank unfolds behind.
But soon, too soon, above the plain

scatter-brain, a marplot, a quiz, and is expected. The score of servants in the Tlie winds unwelcome rise again,

often avoided. From these, he has got hall stared at him on his arrival, and Break the pure crystal of the stream,

himself into very serious scrapes, and then looked at each other--as much as And in one moment sweep away has lost his very best friends. Finally, to say,

“ Is he mad what a queer geThe watery landscape and the gazer's dream. -So passions in our breast resume their sway.

from these unwilling errors, he, who of nius this Sir Michael must be!" but the F. S.

all men in the world, wishes most to groom of the chambers, with his accusplease and to do good, scarcely ever tomed officious grin and low bow, said,

opens his mouth without committing a mechanically, “ My Lord will be down MIDNIGHT SKETCH.

blunder,--without giving offence. in ten minutes," and then placed his VENIZIANO. Sir Michael is now fifty years of

chair, bowed, and handed him a news,

age; Hark--that sweet music—seems it not to rise

yet is he as thoughtless as when first í paper. He had time to spell every word From the bhie sea-Some ocean Nymph has left Her crystal cave to breathe the dewy air,

knew him, which is thirty years ago. As of it. After which he took up a novel And braid her hair, and chant her dulcet strains. a proof of the confusion of his brain, he and went through it. Now, gentle Moon, I pray thee,

forgets daily to wind up his watch, sets At length a powdered servant opened When that dark cloud its envious shade with it wrong afterwards, and is never in the folding doors, and in walked the draws,

time any where. In his To cast upon the wave one silver beam,

Marchioness. commonest

Sir Michael had never That I may view this creature of the element. concerns he is always under some mís- seen her before; but he was acquainted

No occan Nymph is there—from yon gondola apprehension-some mistake ; and, in with her sister Lady Barbara, to whom
The song is wafted. See the Minstrel too, his conversation, he is sure to say or to the resemblance was striking. He rose
As graceful bending at his Lady's knee
(His white plume wavering lightly on the breeze) do something out of time or out of place. up, and made his best bow; whilst the

Marchioness smiled on him with her
He wakes his lute's romantic strains, and breathes If he meet a widower, he will invariably
A strain of mingled hope and four-and love inquire after his wife. If he meet a

If he meet a usual dignity and mildness. Cheered by Charming the car of Night...While his fair Saint lady who is divorced, he will (forgetting this into self-confidence, he thus began : That if revealed, would speak, than language her husband. He not unfrequently asks your Ladyship to whom I have the

the circumstance) beg his respects to 'I need not (howing a second time) ask CAROLINE. unmarried ladies after their children ;

honour of speaking, seeing so strong and people at variance, after their friend resemblance betwixt your daughter and SKETCH.—THE PICTURE.

so and so. The many who do not yourself.' 'Daughter, Sir, I have none; Oh what a sweet and animated grace

know and pity this absence, or rather you must inistake.” Probably–Vadam Plays round the mouth, and beams from those this confusion of his, consider that he -I may; I ask your ladyship's pardon.'

either intends to hoax them, or to in At this moment, her elder sister, Lady Upon the cheek!--the roso's faintest blush, So exquisitely tinged, appears to rise

sult them. The few who are acquainted Barbara, entered the rooin. With the embodied thought, that from the lip

with his infirmity, fear to ask him to that, that lady, Madam, is the person ! Seems hovering ; on the forehead's snowy white their house, lest he say or do something meant; I took her for your ladyship's The fair and clustering ringlets richly wave offensive to their company.

daughter. Lady Barbara, your most In careless elegance. Just such a visioa, Sketcl:ed in the day-ilream of the entisist's eye

I remember one day when he made obedient! delighted to see you look so Might sport upon the sun-beam-wing its flight an appointment with me to ride together well : indeed the likeness '-(MarFrom flower to flower, and breathe their soft to see a cottage on the banks of the chioness) " is that of a younger to an perfume,

Thames : we waited a considerable elder sister: my sister Barbara is three And live upon their sweets. Where is it now? This form of love this being of earth's mold

time; at last he rung the bell, and years older than myself (drily); brut, Gone faded from the world—for ever gone! asked why the groom did not bring his (with a smile of contempt, there is cerIs it not sad to think, that ere that hour horses to the door when, all of a sudden, tainly a strong family likeness.” Oh! Sorrow, perchance, bad chased away those smiles, he recollected that he had lent them to yes, beautiful ! vastly like indeed! a Dulled the blue eye with tears-and from the

a friend. Upon another occasion, he strong.- very strong family likeness, parcheek Washed the young rose, and made the heavy kept dinner waiting two hours at a ticularly about the eyes' (Lady Barbara heart

friend's house, and upon flying in a squints dreadfully.) Here ensued a loud Turn from this scene with agony and pray, passion at his coachman's neglect, he laugh of the two ladies. (Marchioness) If peace dwelt in the grave, to slumber there.

was informed that he had sent his car “ Do you think so, Sir Michael ?" (Sir CAROLINE.

riage to bring home his little nepliews Michael pereeiving the obliquity of the

from school. He lost an aunt's favour sister's eye) · No, my lady, not at all, SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. by outbidding her at a sale of china, not a bit !

which he did, thinking that she had an (Marchioness) “I am quite mortified THE HERMIT IN LONDON,

interest in keeping up the price of the to think how long you have been kept article; and a rich cousin scratched him waiting. My Lord is not yet come from out of her will for speaking against the House; and I am much later than Methodism, he having entirely forgot usual myself, having been detained at her religious persuasion.

Philips and Robins's." I understand No. III.

But of all the unfortunate days of your Ladyship; yes, the two money lendTHE BLUNDERER.

blunders that ever occurred, that was ing attorneys; I know them well; hard There cannot be a better man than the chief on which I met him at dinner dogs.' "Not at all, Sir Michael, I mean Sir Michael Marall.

more at the Marchioness's. Being in general the auctioneers.” • Yes, yes, (all conobliging; nothing is kinder than his two hours too late, and resolving to fusion) the auctioneers I mean. heart; yet no one on earth commits make amends for his usual failures, and (Marchioness) “I see that you have more unlucky mistakes in company. I never having dined at the Marquis's be- I taken up that scurrilous novel, what

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think you of it?" · Beautiful! full of you played me a pretty trick to-day ; | exclaimed he, fixing his eyes at the
wit! how it cuts up the gouty alderman you promised to bring ine here in your same time on their father, who is re-
pocketing the poor's rates! and the fat carriage, knowing as you do that one markably plain. What lovely creatures !
gambling Marchioness' (the latter was of my horses is lame; and here you are repeated he, laying much emphasis on
herself.) (Lady Barbara, wishing to before me, after keeping me waiting an the word lovely, Are all these children
relieve him) “ Hem! did you look at hour and a half.”—My dear Colonel, I yours ?' “ So her Ladyship says," re-
those trifles in verse ? They are very ask ten thousand pardons; but it is my plied the husband; and there was nothing
trifles, but written merely at leisure coachman's fault; he never put me in but blushes, smiles, surprise, and con-
hours, mere bagatelles composed on the mind of it as I bid him, for my memory fusion round the table.
spur of the occasion. What think you is most treacherous; 'tis entirely his His last blunder was respecting
of them ?" Trifles, trifles indeed ; mere fault; but he is an Irishman, and one Walter Scott. Being asked by á lady
bagatelles, as your Ladyship justly ob- must pardon his bulls and blunders what he thought of that excellent poet,
serves ; quite below par; childish, very sometimes; they belong to his country, whom he had seen in his tour through
childish indeed; a catchpenny, no doubt.' and he cannot help them.'—The Co- Scotland, he replied, “Charming, charm-
Lady Barbara" Childish as you say; lonel, angrily, “ Sir Michael you are ing; but 'tis a pity he is so lame." How
very much below par; but no catch- very polite; but here stands an Irish- do you mean? said Mrs. Freethink, a blue-
penny, Sir; they are my composition, man before you (born in London to be stocking lady. Is it his poetry (con-
and were never sold, but printed for a sure) who never made a bull in his tinued she) or his person, to which you
few friends more indulgent and partial life, nor disappointed his friend." The allude? “ His person"-(here he re-
than Sir Michael Marall,"—(the Knight poor Baronet was struck dumb, and sat collected the lameness of the Marquis's
in an agony) ‘Pardon me, my Lady; silent until dinner was announced. brother! so, trying to recover himself, he
my honour -

Defeat and diffidence took such pos

recalled his words) “not in his person, (The Marquis entered) “My dear session of him at table, that he searcely Madam, but in his poetry"-reflecting Baronet, how are you? Why you are dared to open his mouth. At last, the on the beauty of his lines, and the public come in time to-day: (Turning to the Marquis, seeing his consternation, en opinion, he recovered himself again by) Marchioness) This is my very oldest deavoured to draw him out, by saying, “Il-mean in both-in neither upon friend." Her ladyship gave a

con- “Sir Michael, did you observe the sale of my soul, I beg your pardon–I do not temptuous look, which said, Je vous en our old school-fellow's estate? it fetched know what I mean."

Here a general fais mon compliment.

eighty thousand pounds ! should you laugh could no longer be controlled, and The company now began to arrive have thought it worth as much ?" By he was laughed at by all present. He briskly; carriages chased carriages down no means, iny dear Lord; and I was as retired early; took French leave; went the street; and the thunder of the street much surprised to see the crim. con.

home; passed a sleepless night; and door was like a feu de joie. The Marquis business of Lady—(he was stopped by never returned to Doricourt House. The now drew his friend aside, and said, a look of the Nfarquis's)-I mean the Marchioness has given orders to her “ Michael, I am heartily glad to see death of old Lady—(another frown) – German porter to say to the Baronet you here. It is now three years since the marriage of Captain Bracetight to a

always, “ Madame n'est pas visible;" I met you at Newmarket. I have been mechanic's daughter. The crim. con. and the whole family has dropped him.

The to Naples and to Vienna since, and have , lady, whose publicity had been revived

poor

Baronet will at last be got married. I am sorry that I had not after lying dormant twelve months, sat obliged to live the life of a recluse, as an earlier opportunity of introducing you opposite to him ; the old lady's daughter, he will not be able to keep an acquaintto the Marchioness; but you will find in deep mourning, was on his right

ance in the town; or perhaps he may her at all times happy to see you.”—Sir hanıt; and Captain Bracetight's brother end by some very serious consequences Michael, “ No doubt; I read it in her was near the foot of the table !

attending these habitual mistakes; for

these unmeant insults are never forcountenance. A very sweet woman! a "Each looked on the other, non: the silence most interesting person! and I perceive

broke."

given, and, so weak are we, that many that she is as women wish to be who Sir Michael blushed and stammered, who can generously pass over and forget love their lords. Ha, ha, ha! yes, coughed, called for water, and hesitated. an injury, can never pardon the being pretty far gone; there's no fear of the His next neighbour on the left addressed degraded, or rendered ridiculous, whether title's being extinct ; no, no; I hope him; and he stuttered so in reply, that it be intentionally or unintentionally-in soon to have the pleasure of wishng you the other, who had an impediment in joke, or in earnest. joy on the change of her Ladyslip's his speech, almost suspected that he was

THE HERMIT IN LONDON.
shape; very large indeed, but all in turning him into ridicule.
good time.'-Marquis. “ Sir Michael, I At the desert, four beautiful children

BIOGRAPHY.
hope that her Ladyship's change of were ushered in, walking by files in
shape will not be so sudden as you rather a stage-effect way. They were

M. G. LEWIS.
expect; else must ill health be the the Marquis's nephews and nieces. His Matthew Gregory Lewis was born in the

She is, I confess, rather corpu- brother and sister were at table, and year 1773, his father being at that time lent, but is not so in the way which you the children had been sent for as a re-deputy Secretary at War, which office he imagine.".. Here he turned from him, creation to them. Every one was eager held for many years, and finally retired on and left him overwhelmed with shame, to praise them, to extol their beauty, to

a pension. His death happened within --they had been married only three enumerate their good qualities, &c. Sir these few years, having througly

, some months. Michael, after priming himself with a

family causes been separated from Mrs. L. Now entered Colonel O'Fagan, who, glass of hermitage "to bear his courage event. M. G. Lewis, his son, received his

for a considerable period preceding that after making his obeisance all round, up," thought that he would be compli- education at Westminster School, and on attacked the Baronet. “ Sir Michael, I mentary too: What lovely children !' | coming of age was elected into Parliament

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for the borough of Hindon. In the years 1793 and 4 he made a tour of the Conti- justly, in his neat and useful “ History of season. The language, says Oulton very possess great beauty. The Bravo of Venice

was published in 1804, and Feudal Tyrants, nent, and to amuse his leisure hours whilst the London Theatres," is chaste though a roinance in 4 vols. in 1806. Besides travelling; he wrote a romance called the not brilliant, occasionally assisted with ele- these, he has published Tales of Terror, Monk, 'which was published in three volumes gant sentiments ; the situations are good, 3 vols., Romantic Tales, 4 vols., and a colin 1795. It has been stated to us that this though chiefly borrowed, and the characters lection of Poems in one volume. novel was written at an earlier age, when well drawn, though destitute of originality.

The prominent tone of all these works is the author was only sixteen, but though The moral

' is questionable, i. e. very bad, the horrible—their prevailing character the this assurance came from the best authority, for it turns on the happiness of a young supernatural. With a fine and strong imawe are inclined to consider it rather as an lady who elopes with a' inarried man, and gination, Mr. Lewis addicted himself to apology for what was thought morally in- is made happy on his becoming a widower. the demonology of belles lettres, if we may jurious in the publication, than as a fact to Bannister spoke a curious epilogue in the bestow that appellation upon the darkest be entirely depended upon. The Monk, character of Queen Elizabeth, ascending German fictions, and the wildest concepas a work of imagination and a literary pro through a trap-door. Its extravagance was

tions of romance. But for the revolting exduction, displayed great genius and talent, worthy of the age ascribed to the author-cess to which he was so apt to carry his faand some of the poetry was exquisitely for this piece also was said to be written vourite theme, he must have been infinitely touching ; though it must be confessed, that when he was sixteen. while its beauties acquired for it the high-Castille,” a tragedy, (1802) was one of the his animated pictures, his powerful descrip

“Alfonso, King of popular, since even in spite of this blemish, est degree of deserved popularity, the cen

chief dramatic productions of Mr. Lewis's tions, his charms of composition, and his sures which its licentiousness, inmorality, pen. It was originally brought out at agitating situations, have a wonderful hold and mockery of religion called down upon Covent Garilen. The wildness of the fable upon the mind, which cannot resist their it, were also but too justly merited. These was too much for regular tragedy, and the effects. Undoubtedly he was more likely observations apply to the first edition, the situations too terribly romantic, and the to corrupt the stage,

than to enrich it with author having been induced by the severity catastrophe too horrid, for a judicious tri- dramas, within the licence which our freeof criticism, and probably by a more mature bunal

. The play failed, was altered, played dom in that respect admits. But his muse sense of propriety, to remove some of the again, and tried at Drury Lane, but never, knew no bounds. His tales are excellent most offensive passages in the second and to use a theatrical phrase, could obtain a of their kind, admirably written; and genesubsequent editions. The success Mr. Lewis experienced in his first literary un

His tragedy of Adelgitha, in 1806, rally replete with pathos. Of the same

was rather better received, though, like most nature are many of his minor poems. dertaking, encouraged him to apply more as- of the author's other productions, the moral Alonzo the Brave, Mary the Maid of the siduouslý to those pursuits, for we find him is so abominable, as to annihilate any com

Inn, Bonny Jane, &c. are exquisitely from about this time constantly before the mendation which could be bestowed on in- wrought: and it should be noticed, that as public as an author. In December 1797 he teresting situation and good dialogue.

he was aware of the ridicule that might be produced his musical drama of the Castle 1809 “ Venoni, or the Novice of St. Marks,” attached to that class of poems to which Spectre, at Drury Lane, which met with a powerfully captivating drama in three the first of these belongs, and which he extraordinary success. During the re-acts, taken from the French Victime may be said to have introduced, he at once hearsals the second appearance of the Cloitrée, issued from the same fertile source, blunted the shafts of ridicule by anticipatSpectre was objected to by Mr. Sheridan, and though violently opposed for some ing parody, and evinced his own versatile but the author insisted that the piece nights, being withdrawn, and (as in the case

talent by writing the humorous imitation should conclude as he had written it; and ot' Alfonso) a new last act substituted, it

“ Giles Jollup the Grave." the applause of the audience proved him became a favourite for the season. Temper,

On the death of his father, Mr. Lewis right, whatever impartial criticism may a farce translated from the Grondeur, succeeded to a handsome patrimony, part allege against it as a violation of dramatic whence Sir Charles Sedley took his Grum- of which consisted in West India property.

The draina, like the novel we have bler, was rather disgustingly than laughably He resided in the Albany when in London, already, mentioned, abounds in well-con- broad, and consequently failed. The only and lived in a rather retired manner. But trived though romantic incidents; and the ther drainas froin Mr. L.'s pen, of which the latter years of his life were principally language is always elegant and vigorous, we are aware, though Rayinond and Agnes passed in travelling. He had visited the often sublime and appalling. It was pub- and many others have been constructed on

Continent, and twice made the voyage to lished in 1798, and has been much read and his productions, are the Harper's Daughter, the West Indies, in returning from whence played ever since. Not so fortunate was Mr. Boaden's play called Aurelio and Mi- in 1803, which did not excite more than a from Schiller's Minister, at Covent Garden he died on shipboard about two months ago.

He always shewed himself a dutiful son randa, founded on the Monk, and brought mediocre sensation; the well-known melo to his maternal parent, who was indebted out in the same year, though Mr. Kemble dramas of Rugantino (1805) founded on

to him for much attention in her seclusion. lent his powers to the Monk, and Mrs. his own Bravo of Venice from the German, It is not for us to enter into family difSiddons took the principal female part. Six and Timour the Tartar with the real horses; ferences, but whatever might be the cause nights terminated its career.

Rich and Poor, a very affecting piece, of the estrangement we have alluded to, It is not our attention to follow minutely and a mono-drama, which we remember it must ever be recorded to the honour of the appearances of Mr. Lewis's translation being performed once, in 1803, in which a child, that nothing could make him forand adaptations of foreign plays to the Mrs. Litchfield filled the character of a get the

“ mother who bare him." In English stage in chronological order, but Maniac, deliriously repeating the author's person Mr. Lewis was small and wellsimply notice some of the most important horrible imaginings with so much force as formed; his countenance was expressive ; of his productions. In 1799 “ The Twins, to throw not a few of the audience, whose his manners gentlemanly; and his converor Is it he or his Brother,” for Bannister's nerves were not proof against the dreadful sation agreeable. He has left, we are inbenefit, was something like the “Three and truth of the language and scene, into formed, one daughter ; and unfortunately the Deuce;” but as it was never repeated, hysterics, and this piece was never again

was never marricii. we take it for granted not so successful. offered to the public. But the genius of Mr. Lewis immediately after produced a Mr. Lewis was not exhausted by the nume

THE DRAMA. comedy called the East Indian, which met rous productions we have mentioned. In with little approbation. It was performed 1801 he published two volumes of Poems, The following address was delivered at for Mrs. Jordan's benefit, and repeated for under the title of Tales of Wonder; these Covent Garden Theatre on closing the Mrs. Powell's, but not adopted by the merit their title, and abound with sufficient season :House (Drury Lane, where all his preced- of the marvellous, which seemed to be a LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, dramas came out) till the following favourite theme with him.

They also

The termination of the season calls forth

order.

the mos! grateful achnowledgments from from his inaster, refuses a/miesiog to all rane granted on Crafty's representations to the Proprietors for the liberal patronage his relations, having formed a design for apprehend all found within it, thry are all they have continued to receive as a time acquiring, by means of a forgrit will, the brought to the police other, where the woens many events have occurred, which wealth of Feeble for himself. Mrs. Chabeling drwurment takes plare: the bravery of have pruned considerable drawbacks to the Virs. Davenport) and her son. Peregrinerally is exposed; Je. Harebrain and prosperity of Theatres, conducted on a scale Chubby, Tokely relations of Frehle, hear | Arabilia, now discurered to me a great for of expense commensurate to the digniteding no tidings of their hinsman, arrive in tune, are united: and Miss Simule, desupport of the National Drama in the me. town for the purpose of a certaining his delimited at acquining so many hints fir trupolis of the empire. Your kindness has situation, and ot being ready on the spot the plut of her bew burel, is quite recun. stamped the popularity of the Company: in the event of his demise. Ara'alla Smiled to the rube she has met with. vor presence has evinced the high estimar is a governess in the family of Lord The plays of this author are muud in. ma of public accominodation in Covent Liquorisk Russell, a widower, where she debeed to the constant suuruswa of inci. (sardon Theatre; and this has enablert the is persecuted with the dresses both of deut whuh runs through them. Acewa. Proprietors successfully to contend against his lordalup and of his son, the lion. Mr of some kind or other, is incessantly going their opposing ditticulties, and the receipts Haretraru (Jones Anxious to escape on; and, like the Spanish pl.ms, whuba be of the season have rewarded them with a from their socitations, she writes to her seems to bave set up for lata tuodel, there poft, which, taken on an average, is equal uncle, Frehle, requesting to be received by a great complexity of circumstances and is all their wishes and expectations. him, and sets off for London by the involuwa of intrigir, out of whu h rque

The new method of lighting and venti Gloucester mul This letter is opened by i voquessupplantings, and mistakes, abund. lating the Theatre, which they had the crafiy, who determines on getting her into antly Bow I borsulo possess a sprightli. betapar to introduce, has answered so com his power, and by marrying her, securing ness of dialogue which is almost humour, pietely that not only has it been adopted the prop rty by a safer verhard to himself; and a peators of roparice who la is almost partially in Theatres here, but on the con le employé an emissary of lois Liaon, wit. In the present dearth of cute talent 1.!; measures are now taken to bring i gentieinan reduced to a rogue by hard we are well contented to pereine hoh ar a #lo general use.

drinking, to meet her at the int, and bring premium, and rank them with the blues The revivals and new pieces produced her to Ferble's house. Lord Legoorish, as, and purer classes to which they appruni during this season have been numerous, soon as he discovers Arabella's departure. matr. Breeven with these allow anume, this and with very few exceptions' most suc writes express to Mr Prerue Terri, acuarels is not so good as those who have cessful. Three new tragedies, from the police magistrale, to apprehend and drain preur led it from the same pra Its rapea of ditterent authors, have been greally the lady on a charge to the afterwards expulty of charge is quite pantomima : !! mired for their classical and poetical plained, and follows her to London. The ! I drankril bitly in the first two aste; add brau'ses; and their success in representa- | 'Hum. Me llarebrain, of course, does the the brand of decorum were overlepped by in in a proof that this high species of same In the couch with frieplia arrives some allus.One 100 gross for modern retine. mposition is not lost in this country-Miss Sarah Schilline Scoobide , Mr. Gostone, ment; the too latter blemishes have, we 22 mou! grateful are the proprietor to a a blue-sehink who comes to town to understand, lup 'n done away, and the piece pulic who have taste to appreciate, and superintend the publication of her last new

at onre shortened and purified. It will & Defunity to reward such distinguished nofel. Harebrain enters the inn-sard consequen!ly enjoy a wason's reputation, thent

just as Arabella has engaged a hardnes. though without having stamina w ber ofte leading and Gentlemen, until Monday, coach to go to her unele house, and brities popular in any violent degree thaith of September, the Proprietors most the coa toman to let him mount the box The performers aported themselves to tespektfully bid you farewell Your en with him; in his impatiemur he drives of admiration; and whether it is that they feel couragement of their efforts during this without boneet Jarvis," and contrives to their parts to be more within the compa: Yeauna is a fresh stimulus to their exercious over et the revele close to forblia durer of exertion and therefore art more naturally but the next; and they trust they shall re Arabella bere discutera him, but, alarmed in the smaller honor, or that they are more angler en plae Theatre with an acirus son of as his impetuous tehas wur, escapes bot emulous and coffret where tuwunt faults are Prelty in performers and performances, another street, having first made her arrwal'asirt sen, entle and all of them appear to

kae tu will merit the continuare of your known to Crafts, who follows her, and play belter here than in the Irintre asupruning favour. Pof the Performers, leaves his door open. Meantime. Listoa. The tres We would particularize their lairs and Gentlemen, I have only to who had been to the inn for the young respectue mesits, but where the lui in so trulerate the ir expressiums of gratitude for ladv. returns with Mra debelow, whom he long, and the praise must be witbewust er. 'mat un rasing. kind and cheering indul. had inistaken for grabelle, who thus gains 1 ceputuon, it may suthe fur briefness to say

* Pare; and till the time of the re opening alınansion to Freble, bine, and dining that general excellence prevalled
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On a Mr Warde from Bath, who has We had meant to utier come remarks on erilat Alarined at this action, which Leon, we hear a very tavourakde re pure

return from the ineffertual pursuit of the appeared at the house in the char a ter us the state of the stage, whub thus Address threatens destruction to all ha netaruus #ozgested, but our opinsons are scattered **-brmes, be applies to Me Presse for a unet our criturisms, t0 * to retailer this warrant to resune Mra towane, w boom for burbeague of the Ice Thurub groun, es

ENGLISH OPERA -On Wednesday . entre unnecessary.

represents as a mad woman, trua hans bouse; buted lor. Hades, was brought forward !

but is there, on some secret information thu theatre, 11 met with enter apparaan HAYMARKET TUKATRE -Nine Puints of possessed loy Mo Prenuar, hause di detained tun. The cheat atters are a ta letu the law, or Possession, a Comedy in three in custodis Nanbide » apprehrnued ting and Q.cen tiarley and $1200 hell, #*, by Sir Jameson An old miser. In the palier others, and brought to the a treneral Saramed the Queen's las

Fordde, suppmerd to le still living in the be mistake fue Arsheisa, on the char a suurte balirke, De Berlus Wi. prerat ur la state of health, but, in reality, madde lov led lugunuh. Tuss gives no son . e*u Hards of itebol, arid sme up vor to his arrunt" some months before to a very whimsical scene of equiremque, the rag and labotasi Buddlers and m-ldren ibere He eventue perment of the plav, has left a literary laly mistaking the marbon for a are some buvus pares of wears i * vil der daring hus Biece. Arabia wymour trascoger fruta het portet bre ( 4ubby Warburth, R.stard. Pisato, Aladas, V. Matthews, brires to bus large pro quitting her passen on muunt of some and we of two miage of the same party trang Barnard formerly a clerh street uproar, in the het oon I'roepenne hata luad a drell effect lo those to tass servane, having caused the funeral to is en aard. Arabica, J. Harebrain, and fursala er tbe aiunt dead but forget to logo pustuttaed privairly, relaine pessoas con Lord Larsi, la suurestaan, enter the red the white by casa-in bere and y of the brune, aid, wader pretense of orders maaswn of Feeble, frue whenre, by a war. I imalwas of our best trageda aid

THEATRE DE LA PORTE SAINT MARTIN.

şicians. The dialogue is ludicrous, with Smollett for his study: liis other perform

THEATRE DES VARIETES. sufficient solemnity to preserve the spirit of ances were not so successful. Before con First representation of Les Perroquets burlesque, which is nothing if not grave. cluding we ought especially to notice a sort de la Mère Philippe. Many of the points told well, and as a com- of music-mad song in the Vicar of Wake The writers of the present day seem to position altogether, Dr. Bolus is one of the field, sung by Mrs. Orger as Wilhelmina regard the works of their precursors as best and most laughable of its kind, afford. Skeggs. It is an excellent and spirited property on which they may commit all ing an excellent variety to the pleasing piece of caricature, and afforded us not sorts of depredations without being called operas, and cur'ous savage exhibitions of only much amusement, but a higher opinion to account. Sometimes they find a plot this house. The antique dress and wigs of this lady's comic powers than we before all ready arranged, sometimes striking impart a good deal of drollery to the action, I entertained

situations. Other works present whole and the leading performers, Miss Kelly,

scenes, which they think fit to appropriate Harley, and Chatterley, made the most of

to themselves; they have then only to contheir old fashioned habiliments, as well as

nect the whole, to alter the style of the of their natural talents. We advise those

FOREIGN DRAMA.

dialogue, the sex or rank of certain chawho are subject to spleen to take a peep at

racters, and to intersperse a few witty rethis drama.

partees to excite the laughter of the au

dience. It will be seen whether the authors

First representation of the Bourgmestre of the Perroquets have deviated from the ROYAL CIRCUS AND SURREY Theatre. de Saardam, or Les deux Pierres.

course above mentioned. This theatre preserves its leading rank as This piece has been written expressly for Madame de Merville, an amiable widow, one of the most pleasing places of public Potier. * The authors have endeavoured to who has been unfortunate in her marriage, recreation now open. Mr. Dibdin's fer- render the character of the Burgomaster of retires to Chatcau, with the Mère Phitility of composition supplies a constant Saardam as grotesque as possible, in order lippe her aunt, Lucile

, her daughter, and succession of novelties, in which his skill to afford the actor an opportunity for dis- Nicette, the companion of Lucile. Mère in adapting pieces for the stage keeps pace playing the talent for which he is so emi- Philippe adopts so many precautions to with his judgment in the selection of sub- nently distinguished.

guard the hearts of the young ladies, that jects. Roderick Random has been produced as a burletta with good effect this depend on a quiproquo. In the dock-yard man. But Love, who mocks the foresight

All the jokes in this new melo-drama she has never once suffered them to see a week; though its precursors, Peregrine of Saardam there are two workmen nained of guardians, brings about the return of Pickle and the l'icar of Wakefield, seemed

Peter. One is a deserter from the Russian Dermon, who was formerly a suitor of to have lost none of their attractions by re

arms, and the other the famous Czar, Pe- Madame de Merville. Driven to despair petition, this light and airy theatre being ter the Great, who appears under a disguise at not receiving the hand of his mistress, well filled on Friday, when we witnessed in which it is impossible to recognise him.

he embarked for India. There he realized these performances, together with a serious

However, the French and English am

an immense fortune, which he now comes romantic drama entitled Montaldi, or the bassadors suspect (mark the penetration of to lay at the feet of the fair widow: these shrewd diplomatists) that one of

Lucile and Nicette appear at the very theatres rarely obtain that notice from the these two Peters inust be the Czar. How moment when he is endeavouring to gain press to which they have a fair clain : it is the fact to be ascertained? The French admittance to the Chateau, accompanied appears as if they must be transplanted to

envoy, more subtle than his colleague, by his nephew Leon, and a young villager Drury Lane or Covent Garden before they forces the Czar to hetray himself, and to named Jacquot

. Amazed at the sight of even merit criticism. There is nevertheless sign with him a treaty of alliance and com

these unknown beings, they call Mère some very considerable abilities displayed merce.

Philippe and question her respecting them. on the boards of the smaller houses. At

The English envoy, whose object is to them that Jacquot, who has climbed up a

At a loss what answer to give, she informs the Surrey, for example, we were much amused with the comic powers of Mr. Fitz- obtain a similar treaty, thinks he has per- tree to conceal himself, is a Parrot. william in Humphry Clinker. The part is formed a master stroke by addressing him

In the meanwhile Dermon gains admit. extremely difficult--the mixture of rude self to the Burgomaster of Saardam, who he ness and shrewdness, of gravity and sim- supposes shares the confidence of the Czar. tance to Madame de Merville, and while plicity approaching to folly, of whimsicality This Burgomaster is possessed with the he is conversing with her, Mère Philippe and religious seriousness, forms a compound mania of wishing to pass for a man of sin- with Leon and

Jacquot. She then deems which requires considerable talent to pour- Sian deserter for Peter the Great, and intro- it prudent to consent to the union of the

lovers. travagance. Mr. Fitzwilliam managed the duces him to the English envoy. He then

Though this piece is merely a counterbizarre qualities and situations of Hunphry recollects having received orders to seize a Clinker very cleverly; he has a sort of Alun- Russian soldier who has deserted, and he part of one lately produced at the Theatre

Feydeau, yet the authors have worked it up den-ish richness of grimace and drollery accordingly arrests the Czar.

so agreeably, that we cannot find fault with about him which rarely fails to excite a laughi.

From this mistake some comical situa them for having adopted the ideas of others. His own giggle was very infectious, and his tions arise, the object of which is to display It was very favourably received. i love affairs with Winny Jenkins produced the whimsicalities of the Burgomaster and { much amusement. This Welsh character the talent of Potier. At length the Emperor

is very effective on the stage, and Mrs. learns from the celebrated Lefort, his ambas DIGEST OF POLITICS Orger not only looked it well, bnt clipped sador, that an insurrection has broken out

AND NEIS. c

English into British with great fuency. It in Russia. He then throws off his disguise, When we sit down to write our pois rather curious, that though the Irish, pardons the deserter, and quits Saardam in litical digest and news of the week, it Scotch, Yorkshire, and French character a yacht, leaving the English envoy and the often appears to us as if we were called is so often written into the drama, we have Burgomaster, as the French say, perfectly on to write a romance. Faets worthy

very few instances, since Shakespeare's mystified. 1.? ans and Lewellin, of the Welsh. Mrs. In spite of the improbabilities of this thin sown; and as we have no party

In spite of the improbabilities of this of record are now-a-days exceedingly comedokes plays the old maids in Mrs. Daven- piece, it was well received. It doubtless with litand Mrs.Sparks' line with much talent; owes its success to some liighly comic purposes to serve, we find no profit in for Mrsthere is a Mr. Smith, apparently cut scenes, and particularly to the humorous magnifying trifles, or disfiguring details Mrs. by nature for Lieut. Lisinahago : his mamer in which Potier sustained the cha- of no real importance. This week we Housée and appearance might have served | racter of the Burgomaster.

are sorry to notice that there have been ing dr

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