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[March 1, Rae in Valentine, Harley in Tattle, Mrs. with the ore rotundo, deals too much in Davison in Angelica, Mrs. Orger in Mrs. heroics for nature, and, in short, is fast Foresight, were excellent. Mrs. Mar- deviating from that style which first raised dyn in Miss Prue has made some im- his celebrity with the public. Miss Kelly, provement both in her acting and dress; as his virtuous, his heroic wife, was as but is yet too affectedly drawling in the usual all excellence, nature, and feeling; one, and tight-laced in the other, for and Mrs. Glover as Madame Corville, that nature, ease, and elegance, which the aunt of Valmore, (Wallack,) the unwere the unrivalled characteristic of the principled accuser, was truly great, and bewitching Jordan,

added to her already established fame. Massinger's nervous comedy of A New Mr. Bartley, as a rough but opev-hearted Way to Pay Old Debts, bas been re- and generous relation, performed with peated up to the thirteenth time with in- nature and feeling; and ihe naiveté with creased and well-merited applause. The which he emits a pardonable oath, that lively comedy of the Busy Body has also bis cousin (Anglade) shall not go to pribeen several times repeated. Harley son was excellent, and received due apmade an excellent and bustling Marplot. plause. Of Mr. Wallack we have but Dowton's Sir Francis Gripe was below room to say that he played well; let hiin his usual standard, and had nothing in continue to study and to act from the it to remove our regrets that it had not impression of his feelings, and he will been placed in the bands of Munden, reach a bigh rank in the drama; but be whose exaggerated excellence in it at must not think that the applauses he Covent-varden will ever live in the me- now receives are so much the reward of mory of those admirers of caricature by accomplished merit, as tributes of enwhoin it was witnessed. It is too extra- couragement to youthful ardour. The vagant and charged for Dowton's chaste play has since been repeated to consis style. We must not omit Miss Kelly's derable houses and without dissent. admirable personification of Patch: it On Tuesday the 13th, a new Farce forcibly reminded us of the best days of was produced under the title of Mail Miss Pope and Mrs. Mattocks.

Conch Passengers, which was fioally The Merchant of Bruges has retained condemned; Mr. Rae announcing from its situation among the favourites of the the stage, at its close, that in compliance month; and this piece, as well as other with the wishes of the audience it was late revivals, proves that the taste of the withdrawn. This farce was superior, in “ drama's patrons” is improving. Let, many respects, to some that have been therefore, the managers continue to feed more successful; and had the author this taste, and bards of distingnished confined bimself to the single plot of merit in other walks of literature will no Megget's (Mr. S. Penley) hoax upon the longer disdain to won the bistrionic inuse. towns-people-that two of his fellow,

On Thursday, Feb. 1, was performed travellers were the Duchess of Newena new play, called Accusation, or the burg and her companion, and that his Family of Anglude, a translation froin friend and rival Somerton (Mr. Barnard) the French, and of the same class with concerned in robbing the coach, the Peasant Boy and the Maid and the with the equivoque arising from a retired Mugpie, consisting of unjust accusations old gentleman, Marvel (Mr. Gattie) the appearing so circumstantial and con- humour of a travelling Scotch lecturer plete, as to occasion the imprisonment on every thing, one Professor Gibberish and nearly the ruin and execution of (Mr. Knight) the self-importance of a Mons. Anylade, which from unexpected foolish mayor, Wiseacre (Mr. Oxberry) and timely discoveries is but barely pre- and a country aldermanic barber Gabble vented; and from those incidents it de- (Mr. Harley) with the sprightliness and rives its naine. It is said to be founded ease of the dialogue, and a few puns not on fact; it may be so: but the Old Bailey ill applied, it might have had a run, and Calendar can doubtless furnish many would still furnish materials for a good others equally dramatic. As its career farce; but when the author,mirabile dietu, seems to be at an end, we shall not pay crowded two plots into two short acts, so much attention to the piece as to the and made the episodical ove long and performers. Mr. Rae in Anglade was sentimental enough for a Haymarket too sombre and lacrymose even froin the three-act comedy, it was as Burke would beginning, seeming in his gaiety to have bave said, obnubilated by incident, and a presentiment of something fatal bang- met a merited fate. Nothing of conseing over bien. Of late his style has be- quence has since occurred at this theacome too artificial: he speaks too much tre, but the attempt of a wretched max

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New Acts of Parliament.

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niac to shoot Miss Kelly on Saturday the

COVENT-GARDEN. 17th, during the performance of Modern The principal novelty at this house Antiques ; but as no injury was

has been a translation of the same piece tained, we shall say no more than con as appeared at Drury-lane, under the gratulate the public and Miss Kelly on appellation of The Portfolio ; or the Anthis escape from assassination.

glade family, translated by Mr. Kenney. Two sisters, of the name of Halford, it is in every respect inferior to its made their debut as Rosina and Phoebe, rival. and since as Kathleen and Nora, in Miss O'Neill is still the prominent the Poor Soldier ; they are young, pretty attraction of this theatre : she has resingers, and although not possessing peated most of her characters with her wonderful talents, are useful vocal ac usual success, and has added a new cessories to the establishment. They wreath to her brows by her excellent are both pupils of Corri, and do credit personification of Isabella in Shakto their master.

speare's Measure for Aleasure. The This theatre has announced Mas. Midsummer Night's Dream, revived last singer's celebrated play of “ The Duke month with great applause, still contiof Milan," in which we understand Mr. nues its attractions. Kean is to perform the part of Sforza. This theatre has in preparation a new Farquhar's Recruiting Officer, and a Opera, called Guy Munnering; said to be Dew farce to be called What Nert. by Mr. Terry ; which, when produced,

shall receive due attention,

NEW ACTS,
PASSED IN THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FIFTH PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.-55 GE0. 111. (1815.) [The figure which follows the date of each Act, de notes the number of sheets of

which it consists : euch sheet is sold for THREE-PENCE.] CAP. CI. An Act to regulate the Col- ment of the Army and their Quarters. lection of Stamp Duties on Matters in June 22.-18. respect of which Licences may be granted The preamble of this act states, that it is by the Commissioners of Stamps in Ire- judged necessary for the safety of the United land. June 22.-5.

Kingdom to keep a body of forces, consisting CII. An Act to repeal certain Duties of 190,707 men, exclusive of those employed on Leather dressed in Oil in Great Bri- in the East Indies, the foreign corps in tain, or imported from Ireland. June 22. British pay, and the embodied militia. -1.

CIX. An Act to enable the Sheriff CIII. An Act to regulate the Postage Depute or Substitute and Justices of the of Ship Letters to and from Ireland. Peace of the County of Clackmanan to inJune 22.-2.

carcerate Persons in the Gaol of the Royal CIV. An Act to make further Provi- Burgh of Stirling, or the Common Gaol sions for the issuing of Licences to Per- of the County of Stirling. June 22.-1. sons to deal in, retail, make, or manu CX. An Act for charging certain Dufacture Spirits and other Exciseable ties on sweet or made Wines in Ireland Commodities in Ireland, and for securing in lieu of former Duties. June 28.-1. the Duties of Excise payable by the CXI. An Act for the better collecting Persons so licensed. June 22.-3. and securing the Duties on Spirits dis

CV. An Act to make further Provi- tilled in Ireland. June 28.-2. sions for collecting and securing the CXII. An Act for the better regulatDuties of Excise on Hides and Skins ing and securing the Collection of the tanned in Ireland. June 22.-1. Duties on Paper made in Ireland, and

CVI. An Act to make further Provi- to prevent Frauds therein. June 28.--.5. sions for collecting and securing the Du CXIII. An Act for altering certain ties of Excise on Paper printed, painted, Drawbacks, and countervailing L'uties or stained in Jreland, to serve for Hang- en Glass, for exempting Irish Glass Botings and other Uses. June 22.-1. tles from the Duty imposed by an Act of

CVII. An Act to regulate the Ap- the last Session of Parliament, and for pointment of Governor of the Richmond exempting the Leather and Glass of CarLunatic Asylum in Dublin. June 22.-1. riages belonging to certain Persons im

CVIII, An Act for punishing Mutiny ported from Ireland for private use from and Desertion; and for the better Pay- Duty. June 28.-..

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[March 1, CXIV. An Act to augment the Salary to be affected by this act. Lascars and naof the Master of the Rolls in Ireland, tives of India are not to be British mariners and to enable bis Majesty to grant an

within the meaning of 34 Geo. 3. C. 68. additional Annuity to suci Master of the Seven British) scamen to every 100 tons of Rolls on the Resignation of his office; any ship partly navigated by lascars, to be and to regulate the Disposal of the Office sufficient, although not amounting to thrce. of the Six Clerks in the Court of Chan- fourths of the crew. In cases where in Incery in Ireland. June 28.-1.

dia a sufficient number of British seamen

cannot be obtained, governors may license The salary to the Master of the Rolls to be

the ship to sail for Europe. 4,300l. per anuum. An addition of 600l. per annum to the allowance by the Irish act

CXVII. An Act to permit until Six to be given on resignation. Six clerks inay

Weeks atier the Commencement of the sell their offices, the purchaser being ap

next Session of Parliament the Importaproved by the Master of the Rolls, and pay

tion into Great Britain and Ireland in ing one-fifth part (or 1 2001.) into the Bank, Neutral Vessels from States in Amity to the account of the Teller of the Exche- with his Majesty, of certain Goods, quer. Vacancies by death may be supplied Wares, and Merchandize, and to prohibit by the Master of the Rulls without pecuniary the Exportation of Copper; and to per-. consideration.

mit the Importation in Neutral Vessels CXV. An Act to carry into effect a from States not in Amity with his MaConvention made between his Majesty jesty, of certain Goods, Wares, and Mera and ibe King of the Netherlands and the chandize. Jure 23.-1. Emperor of all the Russias.

Wool and cotton wool may be imported The preamble states, that by a convention into Great Britain, and the same articles, tosigned at London on the 19th of May, 1815, gether with barilla, Jesuits' bark, linen it was agreed that the King of the Nether. yarn, hemp, indige, and cochineal, into Irelands should take upon himself a part of the land, in ships belonging to friendly states. capital and arrears of interest to the 1st Jan. Italian organzined thrown silks, fax, or flax 1816, of the Russian loan made in Holland, seed, may also be imported. Persons free of to the amount of 25 millions of Dutch flo- the Turkey Company may import goods rins; the annual interest of which sum, to- from the Levant in British or foreign vessels. gether with an annual payment for its li- CXVIII. An Act to regulate the Clearquidation, should be borne by, and become ance of Vessels, and Delirering of Coast a charge upon, the Kingdom of the Nethes- Bonds at Creeks and llarbours in Great lands; and his (Britannic) Majesty engaged Britain; for exampting certain Ships and on his part to recommend to his paliament Vessels from being licensed by the Com10 enable him to take upon himself an equal capital, the annual interest of which, together Officers of the Customs to seize spirits

missioners of Customs; for authorizing with a yearly payment for its liquidation, should be borne by the government of his removing without Excise Permits; and Majesty; and the future charge to which his

for preventing Frauds in overloading Belgic Majesty and his (Britannic) Majesty

Keels and other Carriages used in conshould be respectively liable in equal shares

veying Coals for Exportation, or lo be of the said debt, was to consist of an annual

carried coastwise. June 98.-1. interest of 5 per cent, together with a sinking

CXIX. An Aut to enable the Trustees furd of i per cent. which may be increased of Turnpike Roads to abate the Tolls on

per cent. on il:e demand of the Russian Carriages, and to allow of their carrying government, for the extinction of the same. extra Weights in certain cases. June 28. It was also agreed that these payments -1. should cease in case the Belgic proyinces Exemptions are granted by this act in fashould at any time be separated from the vour of waggons or other carriages having dominions of the King of the Netherlands, horizontal wheels, and of a certain breadth, previous to the complete liquidation of the The overweight allowed in such cases is for debi; but that they should not be inter- wheels from 6 to 9 inches broad, 8 cwt.; rupted in the event of a war breaking out 9 to 16 inches, 6* cwt.; and 16 inches and be:ween any of the three contracting parties. upwards, 30 cwt. 'l he esent act authorizes the Treasury to CXX. An Act to provide for the tahissue the necessary sums out of the consoli

ing an Account of the Population of Iredated fund, for paying the interest and sink- land, and for the asceriaining the Ining fund confoj mably to this convention.

crease or Dimmion thereof. June 28. CXVI. An Act to make further Rc

-2. Lulations for the Registry of Ships built CXXI. An Act to amend and explain in India. June 28,-1.

an Act passed in the 54th Year of his India-built slips, although duly registered, mot entitled to the privileges of British-built * This must certainly be intended for sur ships; but vessels already registered are not teen. ED.

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1816.) Original Poetry.

159 present Majesty for maintaining and From the preamble it appears that the keeping in repair certain Roads and total value of the lands, messuages, &c. taken Bridges made in Scotland for the purpose for the purpose specificd above, as fixed by of Military Communication; and for

a jury summoned for the purpose, was making more effectual Provision for 223,833). 195. 6d. ; of which 100,0001, had maintainiog and repairing Roads made already been provided for by parliamen:. and Bridges built in Scotland, under the The present act lirects the payment of the Authority of the Parliamentary Conmis remaining 63,8331. 195. out of the supplies

for 1915. sioners for Highland Ruads and Bridges. June 28.--1.

CXXIV. An Act for raising the Sum CXXII, An Act to amend an Act of

of 36 Millions by way of Annuities,

Inne 28.-3. the 33d Year of his present Majesty for resting in his Majesty certain Parts of duced annuities, 101. in the 4 per cents.; and

Contributors of 100l. entitled to 130l. reWindsor Forest, in the County of Berks; 411. in the 3 per cent. cons. Subscriptions and for inclosing the Open Commonable

to be paid by monthly instalments of 10 per Lands within the said Forest. June 28.

cent. ; the last on or before the 15th March, -1.

1816. Property tax not to be charged for Trees may be cut down within 12 months the first half-year's dividends. Annuities after the date of the award of the commis- payable and transferable at the Bank. Mosioners, instead of 2 years. His Majesty's ney for payment of annuities, and charges in private estates within the forest may be sold respect of the sum of 30 millions to be or exchanged. Compensation to be made to issued out of the Consolidated Fund, Subparishes where the allotments exceed the scriptions paid in part, and not completed, to proportionate share belonging to his Majesty, be forfeited. Annuities to be deemed perAllotments to his Majesty may be inclosed sonal estate, which shall not be descendible before the award is made.

to heirs, or liable to attachment. The treaCXXII. An Act for making Com- sury is authorized to remit o millions out of pensation for Lands and Hereditaments the 36 to Ireland. Stock may be devised by taken for erecting Works at and near will, and transfers in consequence shall not Portsinouth and Hilsea, in the County of be liable to stamp duties. No fee to be Southampton, in pursuance of an Act taken for receiving contributions, or paying made in the last Session of Parliament. or transferring annuities, on penalty of 20l. June 28.-2.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

sires,

PROMETHEUS.
By THOMAS Gent, esq. author of Poetic While ravish'd Fancy vivifies the form-
Sketches," &c.

While Judgment toils to analyze its charm

While Admiration spreads her speaking WHAT mighty good shall satiate man's de

The lofty artist undelighted stands; [hands, Propell’d by hope's unconquerable fires ?

He longs to ravish from the blest abodes, Vain each bright bauble by ambition priz'd; To give his labours more than man can give

The seal of Heav'n, the attribute of gods; Unwon, 'tis worshipp'd—but possess’d, de

Breathe Jove's own breath, and bid the marspis'd :

ble live! Yet, all defect with virtue shines allied, His mightiest impulse Genius owes to pride; Won from her woof, embellishing the From conquer'd science, grac'd with glorious skies, spoils,

Descending Pallassoothes her vot'ry's sighs; He still dares on-demands sublimer toils, Where, 'mid the twilight of o'er-arching And, had not Nature check'd his vent'rous groves wing,

By waking visious led, th' enthusiast roves; His eye had pierc'd her at her primal spring. Like Summer suns, with showery clouds Thus, when enwrapt, PROMETHEUS strove conceal'd,

[vcald:

With sudden blaze the goddess shines reInspir'd perceptions of celestial grace, “ Behold," she cries, “in this distinguish'd Th' ideal spirit, fugitive as wind,

I challenge Jove's inexorable laws ! [cause Art's forceful spells in adamant confin'd; With life-stol'n essence, let the awaken'd Curv'd with nice chisel, ficats the obsequious A super-human generation own; [stone line

Defrauded Nature shall admire the deed, From stone unconscious, beauty beams divine, And time recoil at thy immortal meed.” On magic poisid, . th' exulting structure Impregn'd with action, and convok'd to swims,

breaine, And spurns attraction with elastic limbs : Sighs the still form his ardent hands beneath;

to trace

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[March 1,

morn:

Electric lustre flames from either eye, “ Faithful,"* whoc'er was not, and wise O'er its pale check suffusing flushes fly,

and good;

(GOR stood.+ And glossy damps its clust'ring curls adorn, Shrink from their post who might, still GrsLike dew-drops bright'ning on the brows of And, long as Liberty, which fires the soul,

Shall yield to Social Order's mild controul; Thro' nerves that vibrate in unfolding chains, Long as fair Loyalty has power to charm; Foams the warm life.blood, excavating veins, Long as Benevolence the heart shall warm; "Till all infus'd, and organiz'd the whole, Long as Integrity, with manly pride, The finish'd fabric hails the breathing soul! Shall fear her God, and know no fear beThen, wak'd tumultuous in th' alarmed side

(Gor's name, breast,

So long shall CORNWALL bless her. GREContending passions claim th' etherial guest, And grateful Meni'ry consecrate his fame. And still, as cach alternate empire proves, She hopes, she fears, she envies, and she

RETIREMENT. I lovesOwns all sensations that divide the span,

By the late ALFRED Pointz SANDERSON. And eternize the little life of man!

[The following lines are the production of a young gentleman now no more! Though

written before he had attained his twentieth EFFUSION

year, they discover a correct taste, united On hearing of the Death of Francis GRE

with a fine imagination. We find in them GOR, esq. of Trewarthennick, Cornuall.

none of those laboured ornaments-none of By T. FLINDELL, Editor of the Western those pompous and fantastic epithets which Luminary.--July, 1815.

usually load juvenile performances. A chaste

simplicity, every where supported by eleAnd art thou, Gregor, mingled with the

gance, is (if my prejudices do not mislead dust?

me) their distinguishing character. They adThen is thy spirit thron'd among the just!

dress the heart by the tenderness of their Ycs:-high in glory, where earth's Abdiels sentiments, and recommend themselves to the sit,

taste by the purity of their style. The youth Thy soul rejoins the kindred soul of Pitt :*

who has given this early display of genius was Above those honours kings and senates give, t

a native of Northleach, in Gloucestershire, There only thy reward cans't thou receive.

and received a part of his education at the Yet selfish nature mourns the righteous Free Schoul there, of which his father was (lead :

head-master. About the age of thirteen he Mourns that a friend is gone-a patron fled. had the misfortune to lose his father, who Ah! why then strive to check the tears that died of an apoplexy, soon after he had obstart

tained some church preferment. The destiFrom the warm impulse of a grateful heart? tute situation of the family, occasioned by Or from the world conceal what truth has this event, drew upon then the benevolent penn'd,

[friend ?- attention of the late Dowager Lady Spencer, The honest boast, that GREGOR was my who adorned high life by the lustre of her Gregor's applause was honour; - never virtues. Under her patronage, the subject given,

of this brief memoir was sent to Pembroke But on the principles prescrib'd by Heav'n: College, Oxford, where he pursued his stuAnd his own record proves the meed was won, dies with an ardour and activity of mind By well-tried truth and loyalty alone. I which difficulties could not check. The But, do I only mourn ?-No;--each true

Greek and Roman Classics were his particuheart

lar favourites; and he acquired a skill in them In Cornwall, in my sorrows bears a part:

which older scholars seldom attain, of which For he was Cornwall's pride-her fav'rite a version of Pope's Messiah into Latin poetry

(the product of some of his leisure hours in In him reviv'd, her ancient genius shone ;

college) is a sufficient evidence. It shews a

mind well acquainted with the felicities of Mr. Pitt and Mr. GREGOR were per. style and expression, with the versification, sonal as well as political friends.

and idiomatical elegancies of the Roman † Mr. GREGOR would never accept office, title, or other favour; though his vo- ." Faithful Cornwall."-Vide Clarendon. luntary and unremitted attention to the + The ancient Cornish claimed the van in drudgery of committee business, throughout battle. the long administration of Mr. Pitt, is known This beautiful little piece, together with to have impaired his health.

the brief account of the writer, originally apThe humble writer of this effusion, ob- peared in the Carlisle Patriot, a paper not tained the friendship of Mr. GREGOR by the more distinguished for the soundness of its stand he made in Cornwall against the most political principles, than for the literary mepowerful and impassioned party of Reform- rits of many of the compositions which adora ists that have appeared perhaps in England, its columns.

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