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man in a perfect human form, a few days | rocks. Several interesting specimens were | levels of the dipping-needle were not in the after the decease of the body, though the also presented by Mr. Rogers, from the slightest degree affected. “ celeştial apparition” or spirit of such a siate quarries of Tintagel, illustrating the On the 15th, the Isabella anchored to an body was raised up, and manifested unto nature of those appearances that have iceberg about a mile from the north-west them.

hitherto been generally considered as ex coast of Waygatt, or Hare Island. All the You may believe this assertion of mine, hibiting the impression of shells, and, con- astronomical apparatus was now got ashore, or not, as you please, but it is true, and sequently, as demonstrating the secondary a temporary observatory was erected, and every wise man among us, without being nature of our Cornish slate. Mr. Rogers the following accurate observations on the a magician, will feel the truth of it. is of opinion—and it would seem justly- variation and dip were obtained :

To know these abstruse arts of Natural that these supposed organic impressions North lat. of observatory, 70° 26' 13" Magic, and put them in practice for the are mere varieties of structure of the slaty West long. of ditto, 54° 51' 19" sake of lucre, and to satisfy the idle cu matter itself.

Variation west,

71° 30 riosity of a capricious multitude, or the A paper by Dr. Forbes, “ On the Geo


8.248' 47" sarcastic infidelity of a few, without having logy of that part of Cornwall lying to the Divine authority so to do, is to take upon westward of Hayle and Cuddan Point.” In

A pendulum, which vibrated 82 seconds one's self an inportant office, without Di- this paper the author denied the stratifica- of London, when the temperature was 52,

more than twenty-four hours in the latitude vine sanction; and to make known Divine tion of the Cornish granite : stated the vibrated in Waygatt Island 153 seconds secrets without Divine approbation-which slace formation of the district, which he is a profanation of holy things. Such a describe'l to consist of the following five

more than twenty-four hours, when the character as this was Balaam, and almost rocks, A örnblend Rock, Greenstone, Felspar Island, is about nine miles long, and 1:40

temperature was 43°. Waygatt, or Hare all the magicians, astrologers, and sooth- Rock, Staty Felspar, and Clay State ; and feet high. Some of the rocks are basaltie, sayers of old; and such a man, at this day, expressed his belief of the contemporaneous and coal is found near the surface, in the who does it, is no better, of whom the laws origin of these rocks, and the fundamental north-east part of it. The latitude of the of this land, justly, take cognizance: but granite. As an irresistible argument in island is 70° 22' 15" W., and its longitude a man, such as Elijah, and other Prophets, favour of this opinion, and as of itself sub- 54° 51' W., instead of 50° 15', as given in knowing these things, and awaiting his versive of the Huttonian theory, he adduced

the charts. Lord and Master's pleasure to commission the frequent instances observable on the him to do it, not to the multitude, but to Cornish shores, ot granite veins originating only twenty miles from Waygatt Island, the

On the 26th of June, at the distance of his select few, whom he chooses and points in the same rock, intersecting each other, Isabella got into a piece of clear water that out to him, to shew and satisfy of these and exhibiting at the point of intersection carried them to the land-ice, on the north things, like He himself did, is his Lord the appearance called a shift or heave. and Master's servant, who only obeys his From the report of the Curator, Mr. following observations :

side of Jacob's Bight, where they made the Master's orders, and his Divine will; and Edward Giddy, it appears that upwards of not his own depraved and selfish inclina- | 1600 new specimens have been added to

North latitude,

71° 21' tions. Such an one may I be, rather than the cabinet since last anniversary,

West longitude,

54° 17' acquire the wealth of Europe, by prosti Ex 'racted from the Cornwall Gazette.

Variation on the ice,

750 29 tuting my knowledge to base and mercenary

The ship was now swung, and azimutha purposes.

taken on board at every five points, when H. V.

ARTS AND SCIENCES. the following results were obtained :Woodspeen, Berks, Oct. 21, 1818.

Ship’s head, noRTH, 770 43' W. THE POLAR EXPEDITION.

Ship’s head, NORTH ÉAST, 70° 309 W'. LEARNED SOCIETIES. From letters from Captain Ross and Ship's head, East,

64° 56' W. Lieutenant Robertson, of the Isabella, Ship's head, SOUTH EAST, 67° 7' W. ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL.

an account of the expedition has been Ship’s head, south, 760 27' W'. The fifth anniversary meeting of this drawn up for Blackwood's Edinburgh

Ship’s he id, south west, 840 38' W. Association was held in Penzance on the

Ship’s head, west, 930 33' W'. 6th ult. The chair was taken at 12 o'clock culars in addition to those we have hereMagazine, which contains some parti

Ship’s head, NORTH WEST, 90° 20' W. by the President, Mr. Gilbert, who was

Captain Ross is decidedly of opinion,

and supported and assisted by the Vice-Patron, tofore gathered from other sources ;

though there is some difference of sentiLord De Dunstan vile.

as every thing connected with this intement on the subject, that the following The first paper was by the Secretary, resting experiment is curious and philo- points are established by his observations Dr. Forbes, and was a sort of “ Eloge on sophically important, we hasten to ex 1. That the deviation ocoasioned by the diNatural History."

tract from that publication the facts not rection of the ship head, is not on the magThe other communications of most ge- previously noticed.

netic meridian, but differs in every ship. neral interest wereAn extremely valuable paper by Mr.

On the 4th May, when they made the In the Isabella, it is to the east of north; Jos. Carne, “ On, the relative age of the coast of Greenland, in latitude 65° 52 tle and in the Alexander, and the Harmony of

Hull, to the westward of north. 2. That Veins of Cornwall:” in which the ingenius variation was as follows :

there is a point of change in the deviation, and industrious author attempts, by fair

which may easily be found by azimuth or deductions from an immense collection of Ship’s head N. to compass, 66° 22 W.

bearings of a distant object; and that when facts, to establish six or seven classes of

Ship’s head s.

580 23 W.

this point of deviation is found, it may in veins, differing in the order and period of Ship’s head E.S.E

47° 23' W.

like manner be found what proportion is their formation. This paper does not admit Ship’s head W.

77° 34' W.

to be added or subtracted from the true va of abridgment.

On the 9th of June they anchored to an riation, but only by actual observation, for A paper “ On the Hornblend Formation iceberg, which was aground about a mile the deviation does not increase either in an of the parish of St. Cleer, and on the Geo- from the shore, in 33 fathoms of water, in arithmetical or logarithmic proportion. On logy of other parts of Cornwall,” by the latitude 68° 22', and longitude 53° 42', and board the Isabella, and in latitude 749, the Rev. John Rogers. In this communica- they now obtained an accurate measure of the point of change is N. 17o E. The extion the author detailed the various rela- the variation, free from any irregularity in treme deviation is, when the ship’s head is tions and localities of this formation, and the action of the ship. The variation was N. 80° W. viz. 190, which is additive to the illustrated the whole by a map of the found to be 67° 39' W. and the dip 830 7. true variation ; so that with the ship's head district, and numerous specimens of the | This iceberg was so firmly moored, that the W. and N, there is 100° of variation; or by




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steering W. and N. the ship actually makes | The temperature was 31° when it was
a S. by E. course. On the other hand, the brought up; but it could not be weighed at
variation decreases when the ship’s head is that temperature, as it contained much
to the east, but not in an equal ratio, the fixed air.
extreme being 17", making the variation The box for Dr. Brewster contains va-
640 on that tack.

rious specimens from different parts of the On the 4th July, in lat. 72° 30', the fol- coast of Greenland, and from Waygått Islowing measure of the variation was taken: land; and likewise specimens of tie strata North latitude

72° 44' of stones and rocks taken from the princiVariation on the ice 78° 54' W. pal icebergs. On the 5th it was,

We shall now conclude this notice with

a tabular view of the variation and dip of North latitude

730 20

the needle at different points of the ship’s West longitude

57° 14' Variation on the ice 80° 1 W.

Variation Dip of the Captain Ross has found, in general, that

on the Ice. Needle the coast of Greenland, above the latitude

670 39 W 830 71' o! of 680, is about 100 miles farther to the west than in the Admiralty charts.

On the 221 July, an opening in the ice enabled the ship to reach 75° of north lat. The following measure of the variation was then taken:

From these observations it appears, that North Lat.

74° 53' the ships were approaching rapidly to the Variation on the ice, 84° 30' West. magnetic pole. From the observations on On the 25th of July they reached lat. the variation, which were previously marle, 75° 21', and long. 60° 30'. The weather

we are disposed to think that there is a was now clearer thau it bad been for some

succession of poles, or a inagnetic ridge, as time, and the variation was increasing so

it may be called, with a diffiised and movefast, that it becaine difficult to find out

able polarity, stretching to the west of Bafexactly how the ship was steering by the fiu's Bay. The above observations, howcornpass.

: -The following measure of the ever, do not yet enable us either to confirm variation was taken,

or overthrow this conjecture. North lat.

75° 5' West long.

600 22 Variation,

87° W.

Potato BRANDY. - Brandy has for Dip,

84° 25' soine years past been largely distilled The whale vessel which brought Captain

froin Potato-berries in Lorraine and ChainRoss's despatches, brought also several pagne : these berries produce on fermentaboxes, containing minerals and objects of tion as much spirit as the grapes of Lornatural history for Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. raine; but the specinc gravity of the forSir Everard Home, Bart, Mr. Barrow, Pro-mer to the latter is only as I to 9 or 10. fessor Jameson, and Dr. Brewster; all of Colouring Of Wine.-None of the subwhich were released at the custom-house stances used in giving the red colour to by an order from the Lorris of the Trea- wine form with the acetate of lead, that Sury. The box for Professor Jameson greenish grey precipitate which is the result contains specimens of the mineralogy of of its union with genuine red wines. When the different places on the coast of Green- coloured by bilberry, campeachy wool, or Jand, at which the expedition tonched, and elder, the precipitate is deep blue ; and three bottles of water, one from a field of when with fernanbouc, red saunders, or ice, one of the water taken froin the surface red beet, the precipitate is red. at the temperature of 324°, and the other at the depth of 80 fathoms, as brought up by Sir H. Davy's apparatus. When this


ORIGINAL POETRY. tus is kept down 15 minutes at 80 fathoms, it gives the same temperature, when drawn

[By Correspondents.] up, as the self-registering thermometer. Some water, when taken up, was at 304";

NAPOLEON. and at the saine time, the self-registering BY THE AUTHOR OF PARIS IN 1815," A POEM. thermometer, at 200 fathoms, gave 28o.

[From the Vow Times.] The wind was south, and the ice driving to

St. Helena. the north. The specific gravity of the sea I hate thee, England ! not that thou water, in lat. 74°, and temperature 46°, is Hast cast me where I perislı now, 1.0266, and at temperature 49°, 1.0260, That thy strong hand has stampt my name when taken from a depth of 80 fathoms. On mankind's lips a scoff' anıl shame,

But that I see-and cursing see,* We regret to learn, that the boxes landed at Thy soil, still, temple of the free, Leith were opened by the custom-house oflicers, Land of the unconquerable Mind, and so roughly handled, that a very important Still Sovereign, Saviour of Mankind. part of one of the collections was utterly ruined. I hate thee, that thy matcbless throne We trust that in future an order from govern

Shadows no slave on earth, but one, ment will prevent such unnecessary and absurd

That one, earth's ban and scorn, the slave interference.

That moulders in this dungeon cave.

And shall no after legend tell
The glorious strife in which he fell,
Heading in the final field
His legions sworn to die—not yield;
Rushing with his bosom gored
On the shrinking victor's sword,
Sending out his dying groan
In sounds like monarchies undone?
Heaven! when in tire my eagles flew
O'er thy red torrent, Waterloo,
Had I but in the turning tide
Plunged my dishonour'd head and died !
Oh had I but the heart to die !
I Red-my legions saw me fly:-
Now,—where yon billow darkly dashes,
Must sleep the coward exile's ashes;
After many a shapeless day,
Wasted, weary, worn away,
After many an agony
Crowding on the sleepless eve,
Till, by the liv world forgot,
Nor Regicide, nor Rehel's thought
Glancing tow'rds the distant wave,
Where earthward bent, in dull decay
The ancient exile wastes away,
I leave the prison for the grave !
And my old murderers, one by one
Sink from me, left alone-alone!
Like me with passing splendours curst,
And but for me, in evil first.
Tost from a felon's streaning hier
Sleeps shroudless, grim LABEDOY ERE,
Defiling with his gore the clay,
Feasts the slow worm the traitor Ney,
And MURAT's blazing remnants gave
Pollution to the Italian wave.
Fooi!-on whose brow the royal ring
I fung in mochery;-to fling
('ontempt upon the name of king!
The peasant musket laid him low,
His knell is rung, what is he now!
His life in guilt-bis end ip fear,
Spain bowling vengeance in his ear,-
So sank the man of ma sacre.
So shall they perish, one and all,
The bloodier rise, the bloodier fall
Each, in his turn of torror, laid
Beneath the bullet or the blade ;
And every quivering slave shall die
Concocting on bis lip tbe lie,
Spurn'd from liti, yet loath to part,
Telling of his loyal heart,
Winding up with weep and wail,
His falseliood, idle, odious, stale.


Oh! for the storm of woe and crime,
That swept me upward once, sublime.
When cunning Jaim d what chance achiev'd,
T:ll the wild dream mivkeit deceived,
Hall deemed of more than mortal birth,
Or carti-born but to trainple earth;
A cloud carth's evil to absorb),
Then stoop in lightnings on the orb;
A planet from its cenire burled
To dazzle and to waste the world;
A scepired, desperate, demon thing,
Let loose for mankind's suffering,
While Farth my fiery transit ered,
Trembled, believed, and deified. -
'Tis past-the croirn in slaughter worn,
From my dark brow in wrath was torn :
Iliver--to bear Fate's basest. blow,
To cow'r before my first, last foe;-
I lived, --by drops my cup to drain,
The rabble's laugh- the den, the chain;
To kiss the dust, and groun and whine,
For added days to day's like mine.
Till Trea-on, Murder, Regicide,
All that was born of hilood and pride,


ever saw.

Turned from their recreant Chicf in shame,

not speak English very well; now I | place. Such a fine sight make me a Till, ere I perished, died my naine, Till in this den of rock and wave,

read, I write much little better; now I little sick for joy: all old inen so happy; All left NAPOLEON to the grave!

give to you my think. In this country eat dinner well, fine house, fine beds, ail

bad not too much, every thing very good. very good. This very good country. A FRAGMENT. But suppose I not tell something little English ladies very handsome, very

beautiful. Have you been o'er the ocean, wben white with bad, then you say I tell all flattery ;

I travel great deal, I go its foam

therefore I tell all most bad thing. I Arabia, I go Calcutta, Hyderabad, PooIts waters were bright as the joys of young not like such crowd in evening party nah, Bombay, Georgia, Armenia, Conhome;

every night:-in cold weather not very stantinople, Malta, Gibraltar ; I see best When wave follow'd wave as the visions of sleep, And the sky seem'd to watch the repose of the good—now hot weather, much too bad. Georgian, Circassian, Turkish, Greek deep,

I very much astonish, every day now ladies—but nothing so beautiful as EngAs, opening the folds of its curtain of light, much hot than before, evening parties lish ladies. All very clever; speak Gold melted in water, and day into night? now much crowd than before. Pretty, French, speak English, speak Italian, Or when the gay lamp of the daylight was gone, beautiful ladies come sweat : that not play music very well, sing very good : Have ye stood on the deck of the vessel alonc, And mark'd the pale moon, like to passion's first very good. I always afraid some old very glad for me, if Persian ladies like fears,

lady in great crowd come dead; that no them. But English ladies speak such Mix brightness with darkness, and smiling with very good, and spoil my happiness. I sweet words—I think tell a little story

tears, Till its light and its mist were like ccstasy fair,

think old ladies after 85 not come to that not very good. One thing more I Tho' the cloud that sail'd near them was dark evening parties, that much better: why see, and I not understand that thing as despair ? for take so much trouble ?

good or bad.—Last Thursday I see Have you been on the ocean, and landed in

* fine carriages, fine horses, thouSome other thing little bad; but now clime

I Where the hand of repose smooth'd the tresses

sand people go to look that carriages ; say good. English people all very of time, good people, all very happy, do what

I ask why for? they say me, that genWhere the air is as soft as the young lover's vow, they like, say what like, write in news

tlemen on boxes they drive their own Where the m'u tain, ill crested with dew-drops, paper what like. I love English people carriages. I say, whý' for take so much appears

very much, they very good, very civil to trouble? They say me, he drive very Like a gallant Knight bath'd with his fair Lady's me. I tell my king, English love Per- well—that very good thing. It rain tears; sian

hard :

very much. English king best man

: some lord, some gentleman, very Where the forest was calm as a whisper supprest, in the world: he love his people very he get very wet. I say, why he not go And the blue Heav'n cloudless as Hope when at rest?

good much. Queen very best woman í inside? They tell me, good coachman

Prince of Wales such a fine, not mind, get wet every day, will be Ann. elegant, beautiful man

n! I not under- | much ashamed to go inside. —That I

not understand.
stand English enough to praise him : he
too great for my language. I respect

Sir, my Lord, good night: SKETCHES OF SOCIETY.

Abul Hassan. him same as my own King--I love him

much-his manner all the same as talis * The Whip Club. To the Editor of the Literary Guzelle. man and charm. All the princes very + Sitting in Kensington Gardens one day, an ON ENGLISH MANNERS. fine men, very handsome men, very his own suite, and quite teased him with interro

old gentleman misteok Abul Hassan for one of (By the Persian Ambassador.) sweet words, very affable : I like all, gations. At last he asked how the Ambassador Sir,

too, much. I think the ladies and gen- liked England ? “I like every thing very well The repeated mention you make of tlemen this country most high rank, | (replied ihe Persian, in broken language) but old the Mirza Abul Hassan in your interest- bigh honour, very rich, (except two or

man who ask tov many question.”. ing extracts from Morier's Journey, has three) most good, very kind to inferior induced me to transmit you a copy of peoples. This very good.

THE HERMIT IN LONDON, the letter he wrote while in London

I go to see Chelsea : all old men sit to a nobleman who had requested his

on grass, in shade of fine tree, fine river opinion of the English people; and as

run by; beautiful place, plenty drink, SKETCIIES its circulation at the time of produc- good coat, every thing very good. Sir tion was rather limited, it may not be Gore he tell me King Charles and King

No. XVIII. considered already too well known to James : I say Sir Gore, they not Mussuloccupy a place in your columns. It cer

man, but I think God love them very tainly conveys to the mind as complete much. I thing God love the King, very Yet hate repose, and dread to be alone;

Beauties, like tyrants, old and friendless grown, an idea of the Persian style of comment- much for keeping up that charity. Then Worn out in public, weary every eye, ing on passing events as I ever met I see one small regiment of children go Nor leave one sigla behind them when they die. with; and it displays very correctly the to dinner: one small boy he say thanks to

Pope. phlegmatic and hasty humour inherent God for eat, for drink, for clothes ; Now leave complaining, and begin your tea. in the Mahometan character. Your own other little boys, they all answer, Amen.

Idem. judgment will determine its claim to in- Then I cry a little ; my heart too much sertion; and I remain, Sir, &c. pleased.

I happened to be on a visit to a certain 3 Nov. 1818.

PhilARCHON. This all very good for two things : Duke, where I met with an old maid of Mansfield Sircet, May 19, 1810. one thing, God very much please ; two sixty. The weather was very rainy, and Sir, MY LORD,

things, soldiers fight much better, be the company at the Castle were thus disWhen you write to me some time cause see their good King take care of posed of :- In spite of the inclemency of ago, to give my thought of what I see old wounded fathers and little children. the season, his Grace and the young men

pod and bad this country, that time I | Then I go to Greenwich, that too good l of the party, went to encounter the in




onveniencies and the dangers of the this time the family returned, the pa- | went late to bed. The Duke was then chace. The Duchess, who is a pattern roxysm passed, the Madeira at dinner upwards of sixty. One of the party of piety, ordered her umbrella and garden revived her, and cards amused her during boasted, that at seventy-two he was as hair, and went her round of charity, to the evening.

keen a sportinan as ever, and never pay her pensioners, to examine the

I was anxious to find out whether she missed a hunting day; that in the sumscholars at her school, to inspect a little had any distress on her mind; whether mer he passed six hours on horseback, manufactory of her institution, and her constitution was so injured as to as many at table, and slept, as he called finally, to visit the sick. I had the re- render her an object of pity; whether any it, round; that is to say, he slept away fusal of a horse, a gun, and a fishing family calamity affected her, or whether one half his life, and rode and drank away rod; but the library being a most valuable her circumstances were impaired. I the other. This accounted for the turn one, I preferred profiting by the oppor- was informed on the contrary, that she which conversation took. Indeed what tunity which offered of glancing over had seven hundred per annum, and rational ideas could be looked for from many rare works.

lived almost all the year round on her a man who was asleep or drunk threeThe aged Spinster was invited to ac- friends; that she had no one to support fourths of his time, and on horseback - company Her Grace in her morning but her own maid, that she never gave

the other quarter part.

The Duke round; but she observed, that she ab- in charity, and that she was selfish in doubtless accommodated his discourse to horred hospitals and schools—in the the extreme; took regular exercise, and this aged sportsman. For my part, I reformer there might be infection, in the enjoyed good health, except when low gretted the great loss of time, and that latter what was to be seen but a parcel spirits seized her. She passed a great so little intellect should reign at so hosof stupid brats ?-a pretty amusement, portion of her time at cards, and was pitable a feast as to render it quite irkindeed, to be stunned with A B, ab, and never seen to take up a needle or a book, some to BA, ba! Then she hated to see scenes but occasionally made her maid read a

Tue HERMIT In London. of distress—they made her low spirited. novel to her, or rather skiin it. She was She was therefore told that she might very fond of public places, and could not either spend her morning in the library, endure retirement. So great was her

THE DRAMA. or in the music room, if the young ladies' ignorance, that she asked me if Iceland practising could be an amusement. These was not in America, and inquired if the

Drury Laxe.-MEETINGS.-There have two propositions she likewise rejected; Pacific Ocean bore that name in time of been two further meetings of parties con, for she never read, and she disliked war.

cerned in this theatre, but they produced music. Whilst I was in the library, I This want of mind, or rather this want the Sub-Committee were soundly rated for

nothing of public interest. At one of them heard her go up and down stairs a dozen of mental cultivation, is pitiable even in lowering the prices, and thus reducing the times, and as often open the front door youth; in advanced years it is con- ancient honours of Drury to the rank of a to see if it had cleared up. She then temptible. If any thing can render old secondary or inferior theatre. For our parts came into the library, and looked at a age dishonourable, it is ignorance or vice: we think the Sub-Comınittee acted on this portfolio of caricatures; and eyeing me the one creates disgust, the other inspires occasion with great wis:loin and judgment: angrily, sail, What a book-worm you hatred. To see an old female doll bepatched -none knew so well as they the real value

are! I should think that a game of and beplastered with paint, with false teeth of the exhibitions that were about to be in piquet would be just as amusing. I did and false hair, with pencilled or other presented during the season; and they, like

not take the hint. She then yawned fictitious eyebrows, is a sorry sight. Nor And, after all, John Bull is a whin sical immoderately, went out, and slammed is the aged libertine, with flaxen wig animal ;-he kicked up a most furious row the door.

and charcoal eyebrows, laced and im- when the prices were raised, and now he is She next amused herself for five prisoned in a cravat, in order to puff out sulky and dissatisfied because they have minutes in catching flies at the window, the furrows on his cheek, a less des- fallen! sighed profoundly, and went up to her picable object. When the former can PERFORMANCES.

We have repeatedly There she lay on the bed for an

on nothing but scandal or stated, and most truly, that this Theatre hour, and then rose again. The rain fashion, and when the latter knows acting a Comedy, yet, with a sort of ludi

histrionic materiel for increased, and she grew nervous in the nothing but a trick or two at cards,

crous perverseness, it perseveres in crucifyextreme. She sent a footman to the or has got the Court Kalendar by ing the Comic Muse about four evenings village in the neighbourhood, for a num- heart, but is ignorant of all science out of every six. On Friday, A Buld Stroke ber of novels, although she did not like and literature, he is too silly for the for a Husband was roused from a long reading; but she was driven to despair. society of children. When again his slumber, and the play-bill was headed, It so happened however, that she had con ersation is immoral and obscene, he “ Not Acted these three years :” all we skimmed all these books before, and she is too much below notice for the lowest shall say of its revival is, that precisely the threw them down in a rage. She now of his species, and should herd with the same declaration might have been on the played with the monkey, and grew hys- base, the ignorant, and the depraved tainly it was not ucted on Friday. The Counterical. She took some ether, next some alone; knowledge being the natural re

try Girl was, on Tuesday, still more misebrandy. She then rung the bell, sent sult of experience, and virtue being the rably got up, after two years sleep. A Cofor me, and when I came into the room very best quality of age.

medy, so entirely destitute of merit in the I found her in a flood of tears. She told

Ere I close this essay, I cannot help actors, has not been seen, even at Drury me that the depression of her spirits was observing that his Grace and the party

Lane. The only part which we can say excessive, and that she felt as if her returned wet through, and very much vant,” by Mr. Erans, who made no blun

was not murdered, was that of “ the Ser. heart would break. I now proposed disappointed at the hunt being spoiled.

ders in his bows, nor mistakes in his mescards ; but she was too ill. Å neigh Their whole conversation turned upon sages. It always gives us pleasure to nobouring apothecary was sent for, who the brute creation, horses, dogs, deer, tice preeminent talent, and as this may gave her son:e nervous medicine. By and foxes. They drank plentifully, and perhaps be the only opportunity we shaủ



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ever enjoy of stating that Mr. Evans’s was in a life of respectful celibacy to the par- | Ducas, as in fact in all he undertakes, disthe best performance in the play in which lies. These most obedient of subjects, plays talents not surpassed by any perhe appeared, we seize the occasion with of course, disobey the injunction, and former on the Metropolitan stage. His avidity to do him that justice. Mr.Williams' increase the population by the amount powers are truly terrible; and, with the Moody, and Mrs. Mardlyn's Perry, taught of one boy, at which the enraged Caliph exception of Tålma, we know but one us to wonder how those characters ever gives orders to destroy the whole of the other with whom to compare him. If Kean produced any am'isement or delight in the race of Giattur, the Barmevides. Equally, had his voice and person: or he had Kean’s delineation of preceding Artists. The Heir of course, there ensues a grand variety of face, what an Actor there would be! Mr. at Law, with two or three of the parts bet- scenery, of confusion, of escapes, of Arabt | Young, in Guiscard, was, we thought, ter cast, and the rest wretched and the Warriors, of perils, of skirmishes, of flights, rather cold; Mr. C. Kemble, in Lothair, Road to Ruin, in which Munde:'s On of prisoners-taking :-the conclusion of the spirited and effective. Dornton only proved that his forte, broal milée is that the Caliph is at the mercy of farce, has been too closely cultivated to Giaffar, to whom the army of the “ faithful” | in which Miss Logan read, at least as well

After the Point of Honour, on Monday, adınit of its being divided ivith the line of deserts, the worthy vizier parlons his massolemnity and pathos, have also been added ter, and is permijied to live with lois wife by indisposition) could have played Mrs.

as Mrs. Faucit (prevented from appearing to the list of unfortunate Connevies said to in a rational and social manner. In this Nelfort, the Farce of the Spoiled ( 'hild was be recircil

, when in fact they have been re-piece there is nothing to remove it from the acted, Little Pickle (first lime) by Mrs. T. butchered, at this most tragical theatre. common fate of such things. It has one This brings us to the written tragedies, heavy offence, -that of being in three acts.

Hill. The boyish humour of this hero was (for having shewn the town that there were

forced and unwilling in the fair performer, It is exceedingly dull where it is not exsingers who coulil afibril some pleasure in ceedingly improbable

. It has no music who must lie advised to abstain from chathe operatie department,* op ras are of worth ri peating, no scenery worth seeing, nothing of the romping sailor-lad in it; but

Her love-making had course laid aside,) anil we find that Orestes,

no dialogue worth hearing, no acting worth which drew down such “unanimous and noticing. Ask for it this day fortnight, and

was downright mature love-making. Altorapturous shouts of approbation,” (vide you will find it a grare melodrame; that gether the personation was very taint. bills), is, after his fourth show, laid upon is, you will not find it at all.

Mr. Farren, “continuing his triumphant the shelf. On Saturday, a lady (whose name It is to be repeated every night, (vide career of success,” the play-bills speak thus is juiliciously withheld) made her first ap- the bills again.) 'We have oliserved in these of him as the Moniteurs used to do of Buopearance, as Portia in The Merchant of authorities, the said bills, that the more naparte, who was, however, more in the Venice. She seeing quite familiar with the general and decided they record the ap- tragic line, --- Mr. Farren plaved Don Mastage, and perfect in its little requisites; plause to be upon any drama, it is the muel, in Cibber's comedy She Would and which is much more than she is in the cha- shorter lived: in exart inverse proportion She Would not,” on Tuesday. We need racter chosen for her London debüt. In to the warmth of their panegyric is the only say it was what we expected from his short, if this lady really possesses talents to duration of existence in the subject pane- preceding performances. render her an acquisition to these boards, gyrized. she must have mude the most inadvised

+ Any warriors will do;--in this instance selection for an introduction that ever was they are Arabs.

VARIETIES. When she ought to have been the refined and superior female Portia at home

Covent GARDEN.- ADELGITHA.-This with the caskets, she was full of light and

A subscription has been opened at Frankfamiliar comic slip-slop; and when the male tragedy, from the pen of the late Mr. advocate Portia, towards the con·lusion, she Lewis, was originally produced at Drury fort for publishing Prince Maximilian of was a very woman in her entreaties, instead Lane, in April 1807; having, like Fazio, Wied-Neuwied's travels in Brazil during of an advocate in her pleadings. We would been previously published. Mr. Oulton, the years 1815, 1816, and 1817. The work impute this utter failure to a mistaken esti- in his useful drainatic work, t tells us " it will appear in four volumes quarto, with

“ was occasionally said that the Author in- plates and maps. mate of her powers, and shall not be sur“ tended the juvenile part of Lothair for

The principal object of the illustrious prised to see the grave and elevaied lady of Shakspeare make a very natural transit

Mastrr Betty, and therefore printed the traveller was to enrich natural history by a into the coquettislı fashionable of the mo

play that the boy might be beiter able to s description of the animals of Brazil yet dern drama. Keau's Shylock needs no “ read it.” The plot is generally known,- unknown in Europe. But he has done

more: he has pursued learned investigaAilelgitha has, before her inarriage, a son, comment. We reineinber seeing him in it (Lothnir) by a favoured lover, which secret

tions relative to the statistics of the country, on his first night of appearing in London. is known to the tyrant Michael Ducas, who with observations on the manners and The impression was most forcible; but he has wonderfully improved since that period, He threatens to betray her to her husband, He visited the Eastern coast of Brazil, be

persecutes her with his love after marriage. customs of its wild and civilized inhabitants. and Shyluck 'rauks among bis greatest Guiscard, and, failing in this scheme, then

tween the 13th and 23d degree of South efforts. BARNECIDE; OR THE FATAL Offspring. persuades the busband that he has a rival latitude.

The greatest dangers which the Prince -The offspring is not fital, but this Dra: 1 in Lothair. "Lorer's Vows” and “ Dong

las are here combined. matic Romance is to the full as gloomy as

Adelgitha finally encountered in the course of his enter

stabs Dicas, and confesses her foriner prise were, among the Botocudos, a reif it were. For our opinion of such pro

This markably ferocious and cruel race of ductions we must refer to our Nos. 89 and shame to her dishonoured lord. 92, where Sigismar the Switser, at this play has been a good deal altered, and was people; and in a desert near the river House, and Proof Presumptire, at Covent announced last season with Mr. Howard St. Matthew, which is infested with ounces, Garilen, are mentioned ; for as to criticising Pavne, who, we believe, had a principal ocelots, and other carniverous animals.

Prince Maxirnilian has formed a collecsuch sombre trippery it would be intoler- share in these alterations, as Lothair, and

tion of 76 species of qualrupeds, 400 of able. Tie Barmecide story is well known Miss O'Neill as Adelgitha. For some reato all readers of the Arabian Tales : Ha- brought out to add another wreath to Miss son it was laid aside, and has now been birds, 79 of reptiles, and 1000 of plants.

M. Ocken, a native of Jena, an aulic Toun Abraschid gare his sister, in marriage Somerville's rising fame. ller acting is counsellor, and a man of considerable to his favourite and vizier Ci.lur, enjuin throughout of an order approaching to the learning, speaks in the following terms of

Such as Miss Byrne ? Mrs. Belig:r? Mrs. highest excellence. Macready, in Michael this work, in the journal entitled the Isis : Bland? Three B's, by the by, with whose

“ That a human being should undergo pleasing hum the Managers seem to have hum History of the London Theatres, 1795 to such enormous fatigue, and suffer so many med the public.


privations, for the space of two years, is



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