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(June 1, INTELLIGENCE.

Sir S. Clarke, G. Beaumont, W. W We are happy to announce that the Wynne, A. Hume, M. M. Sykes, and British Institution, Pall-Mall, will shortly T. Baring. open to the public, with an exhibition of Messrs. A. Baring, Banks, Byng, Coke, the best pictures in this country of the Carr, Colborne, Cholmondeley, HibItalian masters. It will be a high and bert, Hope, Knight, J. Knight, Miles

, 3 unexampled treat to all lovers of paint- Sanford, Taylor, and West. ing. We need only state, that it will Mr. John CORNER has issued

propo. include two of the Cartoons of Raphael, sals for publishing by subscription, two of the fivest Claudes in the world, be- Port ruits of Celebrated Painters," ensides the other best Italian pictures graved by himself from established anin the possession of the following contri- thorities. This work is intended to butors:

form a complete series of the portraits of H. R. H. the Prince Regent. eminent painters, and cannot but be iz Marquisses Lansdown and Stafford. teresting to all lovers of art. We have Earls Suffolk, Aberdeen, Powlett, Cow- seen two or three plates already engrar.

per, Egremont, Darnley, Powis, Gros- ed, and from these we augur favourably vonor, and Mulgrave,

as to the style in which the work will be Lady Lucas

conducted. Lords Anson, Dundas, and Nortliwick..

tán stage.

DRAMATIC REGISTER.
DRURY-LANE,

This piece which contained nothing that THE 23d of April introduced to a Lon: called either for particular censure or don audience, a new Juliet in the person commendation, was performed only two of Miss Grimani, from the Bath theatre. nights. The figure of this young lady is good, her It was followed on each, by the amusing appearance interesting, and her voice, farce of, Three Weeks after Marriage, in though not remarkable for strength or which that promising young actress Miss variety, is evidently capable of a greater Nash appeared for itie first time in codisplay of both than could be expected medy, in the character of Lady Racket

, on a first appearance upon a metropoli- whom she personated with a spirit and

effect that might have provoked a less In commemoration of the second cen- fiery temper than the impetuous Sir tenary from the death of Shakspeare, Charles is supposed to possess. the tragedy was succeeded by the recita- May 2d, while the solemn nuptial rite tion of Garrick's Ode, which was deli- was uniting the presumptive heiress of the vered by Mr. Pope, and a grand pa- British throne, to a prince whose merits geant, illustrative of the immortal pro- render him worthy of such a bride, the ductions of the dramatic barri. Mrs. auspicious event was celebrated on the Bartley appeared as Melpomene, and boards of this theatre, in a new musical Mrs. Davison as Tialia, while the other romance, entitled, The Count of Anjou, performers in dumb show, represented or, More Marriages than One. The the most prominent characters of Shak- music by Mr. T. Cooke, the splendid speare's muse. The audience bowever scenery, and the occasion which called was far from relishing this pantomime, forth this trifle made amends for its and it was not repeated.

want of dramatic merit, and secured it a April 29th, a new piece entitled The favourable reception; though some reProdigal, was produced, on occasion of flections on petticoat government, rather Air. Rae's benefit. The scene, which is injudiciously introduced towards the end laid in Persia, afforded scope for variety seemed for a time to threaten its con in the dresses and decorations, The demuation. chief interest of the piece ar ose from the On the 9th of May was exhibited the constant attachment of Zulieca (Miss F. phænomenon of a new tragedy, attended Kelly) to Phanor, the Prodigli (Rae), with the still more extraordinary circumThe latter is betrayed by bis tale friend stance of complete success

. Whether Nardoc (S. Penley), who contrives 10 this success he not in some degree altinspire niin with an unfounded jealousy butable to adventitious circumstances, of bis faithful Zulieca, to strip bim of every we shall not stop bere to enquire ; thing, and to involve even his life in a but we most sincerely rejoice at it, variety of dangers. Zulieca, in the dis- as tending to improve the circumstances guise of a slave, preserves his life, and and prospects of the autbor, a man of finally convinces him of her fidelity. worth and unquestionable genius. Ber

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451 Frum, or, the Castle of St. Aldobrand, woman, and in whose sorrows ordithe production of the Rev. R. C. Maturin, nary men of course cannot sympathizea clergyman of Dublin, combines excel in short,a character who like Milton's Salencies of a high order, with what we can tan is “ bimself alone.” Such is the range not forbear, considering as defects : but of characters in which, according to our on the merits of the piece irself, which ideas, Kean is particularly fitted to exhas been announced for representation cel, as be bas indeed demonstrated in every night during the season, we reserve Sir Giles Overrech; but among those our sentiments for another occasion. already upon the stage, we know of none The scene is laid in Sicily; the plot is that in this point comes up to Bertram. briefly this :

They are calculated indeed to excite Bertram the former favourite of his su strong emotions of admiration, awe and vereign and the people, prompted by in- horror; but of the softer sensations of satinble ambition, extends his views our nature, of pity that njelts the soul to even to the crown itself. Conquered in love, they excite no stirrings; they touch the field by Aldobrand, who supports the not the cords that vibrate in the inmost cause of the king, and declared an out recesses of our hearts, and make them law, he einbarks with a few adherents beat in unison with those whose joys or to seck shelter in a foreign country, but woes are pourtrayed before us. A young is shipwrecked on the coast of Sicily, lady, of the name of Somerville, inade her near the convent of St. Anselm, and the first essay in the part of Imogine, the hecastle of Aldobrand. Bertram, rescued roine of the piece. Her figure is elegant, from the waves by the monks, reveals her countenance handsome but himself to the prior; who advises him strongly marked, and her action graceful. in order to avoid suspicion, to coinply ller voice when at the natural pitch is with the custom, according to which, all harmonious; but when raised is (to our strangers are expected to repair to the ears at least) by no means agrecable. castle, and partake of its hospitalities. Neither does she display much judgment Here he meets Imogine, the object of in the modulation of it; frequently raihis early attachinent, and who had re- sing and lowering her tone without any turned his love with equal ardour. Fired adequate cause, and evidently straining with the information that necessity has incessantly for effect. With these blecompelled her to become the wite of mishes, Miss Somerville, whose age is Aldobrand, he resolves to accomplish slated to be no more than 17 years, certhe destruction of his enemy. He pre- tainly possesses considerable feeling, and vails upon Imogine, to grant him an in- affords the promise of becoming with terview of one hour : that hour proves some study, an actress of no common fatal to her virtue. Aldobrand returns talent. Her reception was as flattering from his expedition, and is killed in her as ber warmest friends could have wished. presence by the furious Bertran, who All the other characters with the excepafterwards surrenders himself to the at tion of the prior (Holland), and St. Aldotendants of his foe. Conducted away by brand (Pope), are of such subordinate them in chains, he arrives at a wild spot, consequence as to require vo remark. where in a cavern the distracted Imo- The prologue written by Mr. Hobhouse gine bad taken her abode after the mur was delivered by Mr. Rae, and the epider of her lord. He meets the unhappy logue from the pen of the Hon. Geo. maniac, who recognises the author of her Lanbe, by Miss Kelly. ruin, and expires heart-broken in his arms: upon which, Bertram snatches a On the 25d of April, Mr. John Kemble sword from one of his guards, plunges it resumed his engagement at this theatre into his bosom, and dies exulting that in the character of Coriolanus, the perhe has escaped an ignominious execu sovation of which is generally considered tion, and that a “ warrior's weapon has as one of his happiest efforts. lle perfreed a warrior's soul.”

formed the part with his peculiar excelFrom this slight sketch, it will be ob- lence, but not without exhibiting some vious that the part of Bertram is pecu of those symptoms which seem to indiliarly adapted to the powers of Mr. Kean, cate, that at no very distant period, he by whom it is represented with extraor may find it necessary to retire from a dinary energy and effect. He is a mix- profession, in which it is indispensably ture of ambition, pride and revenge; a requisite that the energies of mind, howcharacter ashamed of the feelings of or ever perfect, be acconipani d by unimdinary men, who has little in common paired physical powers. with them, but his passion for a lovely The tragedy was succeeded by the

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[Jute muusical after-piece of The Jubilee, writ- the exclamation of Jaffier: ten by Garrick, in 1769, on occasion of Oh woman ! lovely woman! nature the festival held in that year, in honour

thee of Shakspeare in his birth-piace, Strat- To temper man: we had been brutes we ford upon Avon. The pageant which was splendidly got ui), exinibited charac. There's in you, all that we believe of bear'ı ters from twenty of Shakspeare's most Amazing brightness, purity and truth, popular plays, Miss O'Neil personating

Eternal joy and everlasting love. the Tragic, and Mrs. Gibbs, the Comic

We cannot suppress an observatis Muse, each mounted on an appropriate vails on the stage, of giving to the woras

on an impropriety which universally pre car. Though intended as a tribute to the father of the British drama on the an

my, and thy, the same sound as me apo niversary of his death, yet the piece was

the. Though we have often been struck several times repeated.

with the absurdity of this practice, for On the 30th of April, the tragedy of for what reason adopted we are at a los Venice Preserved afforded an extraordi

to conceive, yet it never appeared se BIr. John Kemble personated Pierre, which begins thus:nary treat to the lovers of the drama. glaring as in the speech in which Pierre

renounces his friendsbip for Jather, and with all the impressive dignity befitting the character. "Owing to the indisposi- On thy misfortunes sought thee in thy mise

-as when first my foolish heart took pitztion of his brother, the part of Jather

ries, was sustained by Mr. Conway, a change Reliev'd thy wants, and rais'd thee from the wbicli the audience had no reason to regret. Conway certainly gave a promi- of wretchedness, in which thy fate hai pence and importance to the character

plung'd thee. which, in other hands, it is not in general Let these lines be repeated as an acfound to possess. le combined great tor would deliver them, and every reaenergy with profound feeling; and did der must be sensible of the impropriety not suffer the tenderness of Jatlier's na- of which we complain. Liberties of this ture to degenerate into that tameness kind cannot be too severely censured, esby which this part is so often neutralized pecially as the example of the stage in on the stage. The fine manly person of such matters is likely to give the tone to Mr. Conway, was no mean auxiliary to the great mass of society. the just conceptions of his mind. Miss On the 4th of May, Miss O'Neil, for O'Neil displayed perhaps more than ber her own benefit, undertook her second accustomed excellence in Belvidera--a

new part in comedy, since her quilting character, which by the strong hold the Dublin stage. The character of that it seizes upon the heart, is fraught Lady Teazle, though nothing could be with irresistible interest. Our limits more flattering than the applause which will not permit us to attempt to analyse she received in it, is in our opinion at all her excellencies in this character: least, of so inferior a cast, as to be utterly indeed if any particular scene of this unworthy of one whose talents and whose piece excites higher admiration than ano- loveliness combine to qualify her for ther, it is only inasmuch as it atfords a

the most arduous parts. Mrs. Oakley, wider scope for her unrivalled powers. in the Jealous Wife, affords wider range Such is that where Jaffier, stung by the for her powers, and was personated by recollection of having been induced by her with the most complete success. her entreaties to save her father by he- The brevity to which we are confined, traying his friend, would plunge bis dag. will not allow us to enter into any endger into her bosom. Her heart rend meration of the excellencies which she ing struggle, the fondness with which displayed in this character; but all those she snatches a parting kiss, and then sinks who have witnessed her performance, into his arms, resigning herself to his will, will be ready to admit that the evident are touches which must be witnessed by tenderness, the affected good-bumour, those who would form an adequate and the occasional embarrassment which idea of their efect. The tempestuous marked the inquiries directed to her passion of insulted virtue; the irresistible busband, concerning Miss Russett, the endearments of conjugal tenderness; object of her suspicion; the storm of the warmth of filial affection in spite of rage and jealousy which so abruptly sucthe severe usaye of an inexorable father, ceeded; the agitation which betrayed are alternately represented with a pathos the secret of her labouring bosom, in the which captivates the feelings with all interview with Lady Freelove; the frenzy the force of reality, and fully verifies into wbich she works herself before she

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453 employs her last resource, the feigned fit, him from the stage; though the expresare passages which have never been ex- sion of undeserved persecution was celled.

uniformly drowned by the warm and May 6, we witnessed with pain, the just applause bestowed upon his pereffort of Mr. Kemble to personate Brutus formance. He evinced a strong concepin the tragedy of Julius Cæsar, in spite tion, feeling and energy: indeed, in reof a cold which rendered him almost gard to the latter, we are rather disposed inaudible. We take the liberty of put- to censure him for excess. The passages ting a question to those whom it may in the third scene of the third act, and concern-why Cæsar falls apostrophizing the first scene of the fourth, where the the noblest of his murderers: 'Et tii obdurate Jew insists upon having his Brute! and why these Romans should bond, and nothing but his bond, and the immediately afterwards employ the in- scowl of rage and maylignity with which congruous term of pulpit instead of he made his final exit, with clasped rostrum, a word which has long been na- hands, as if imprecating curses on the turalized in our language. The tragedy head of his triumphant debtor, would was followed by a new musical enter- have done honour to any actor, and were tainment, in honour of the marriage of duly felt by the audience. He afterthe Princess Charlotte, entitled, The wards personated Sir Archy Macsarcasm Royal Nuptials, or thé Masque of Hy- in the farce of Love a-la-Mode, with men, which was several times repeated, much effect. It may be considently asthough not without considerable disap- asserted that any man who could perform probation,

two such different characters, even in We noticed in our last number, the a style much inferior to Mr. Bibby, successful debut of Mr. Bibby before a would be a valuable acquisition to either London audience, in the difficult part of theatre. We will add one remark, not Sir Pertinax Macsycophant. On the for the purpose of detracting from this 10th of May he appeared for the second gentleman's merit, but in the hope that time, in the character of Shylock. It has it may be useful to him. Mr. Bibby as been intimated to us, that on the former we understand is a native of America, occasion, an actor of talent disgraced and to this circumstance may be owing himself by instigating an opposition to certain peculiarities of pronunciation, this gentleman, whose inerits are cer- which are rather grating to an English tainly far above mediocrity; and the ear; but which a little attention would treatment which he again received, enable himn to correct. seemed to imply a decermination to drive

STATE PAPERS.

rights; and they all equally engage to mainGENERAL TREATY,

tain the act which constitutes their union, Signed in Congress at Vienna, June 1,

LVI. The affairs of the confederation shall 1815.

be confided to a federative diet, in which all (Continued from page 354). the members shall vote by their PlenipotenLIII. The sovereign princes and free- tiaries, either individually or collectively, in towns of Germany, under which denomi- the following manner, without prejudice to nation, for the present purpose, are compre. their rank : hended their majesties the Emperor of Aus. 1. Austria

One Vote, tria, the Kings of Prussia, of Denmark, and 2. Prussia

One

One
of the Netherlands; that is to say, the Em. 3. Bavaria

One
peror of Austria and the King of Prussia for 4. Saxony
all their possessions which anciently belonged 5. Hanover

One

One
to the German Empire, the King of Den 6. Wurtemburg
mark for the Duchy of Holstein, and the 7. Baden

One
King of the Netherlands for the grand Duchy 8. Electoral Hesse

One
of Luxembourg, establish among themselves 9. Grand Duchy of Hesse One
a perpetual confederation, which shall be 10. Denmark, for Holstein One
called “ the Germanic Confederation." 11. The Netherlands, for Lux-
LIV. The object of this confederation is

embourg

One the maintenance of the external and internal 12. Grand-Ducal and Ducal safety of Germany, and of the independence

Houses of Saxony

One and inviolability of the confederated States. 13. Brunswick and Nassau One

LV. The members of the confederation, 14. Mecklenburg-Schwerin. 46 such, are equal with regard to their and Strelitz

One

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(June 1, 15. Holstein-Oldenburg, An

LIX. The question, whether a subject is halt and Schwartzburg One

to be discussed by the general assembly, cor10. Hohenzollern, Lichten

formably to the principles above established, stein, Reuss, Schaum

shall be decided in the ordinary assembly be burg-Lippe, Lippe and

a majority of votes. The same assembly Waldeck

Onc

shall prepare the drafts of resolutions which 17. The free towns of Lubeck,

are to be proposed to the general assembly, Frankfort, Bremen and

and shall furnish the latter with all the neces. Hamburgh

One

sary information, either for adopting of itTotal seventeen votes. jecting them. LVII. Austria shall preside at the federa- The plurality of yotes shall regulate the tive diet. Each state of the confederation decisions, both in the ordinary and general has the right of making propositions, and assemblies, with this difference, however, the presiding state shall bring them under that, in the ordinary assembly, an absolute deliberation within a definite time.

majority shall be deemed sufficient, while, in LVIII. Whenever fundamental laws are the other, two-thirds of the votes shall be neto be enacted, changes made in the funda- cessary to form the majority. mental laws of the confederation, measures When the votes are even in the ordinary adopted relative to the federative act itself, assembly, the president shall have the casie and organic institutions or other arrange- ing vote ; but when the assembly is to deliments made for the common interest, the berate on the acceptance or change of any of diet shall form itself into a general assembly, the fundamental laws, upon organic instituand, that case, the distribution of votes tions, upon individual rights, or upon affairs shall be as follows, calculated according to of religion, the plurality of votes shall not the respective extent of the individual states : be deemed sufficient, either in the ordinary Austria shall have

4 Votes. or in the general assembly. Prussia

The diet is permanent : It may, however, Saxony

when the subjects submitted to its deliberaBavaria

tion are disposed of, adjourn for a fixed po Hanover

riod, which shall not exceed tour months. Wurtemburg

All ulterior arrangements relative to the Baden ...

postponement or the dispatch of urgent busiElectoral Hesse.

ness, which may arise during the recess, Grand Duchy of Hesse

shall be reserved for the diet, which will conHolstein

sider them when engaged in preparing the Luxembourg

organic laws. Brunswick

LX. With respect to the order in wbich Mecklenburg-Schwerin

the members of the confederation shall vote, Nassau

it is agreed, that while the diet shall be ocSaxe-Weimar

cupied in framing organic laws, there shall Saxe-Gotha.

be no fixed regulation; and whatever may Saxe-Coburg

be the order observed on such an occasion, Saxe-Meinungen

it shall neither prejudice any of the memSaxe-Hildburghausen

bers, nor establish a precedent for the future. Mecklenburg-Strelitz

After framing the organic laws, the diet will Holstein-Oldenburg

deliberate upon the manner of arranging this Anhalt-Dessau

matter by a permanent regulation, for which Anhalt-Bernburg

purpose it will depart as little as possible from Anhalt-Köthen

those which have been observed in the anSchwartzburg-Sondershausen

cient diet, and more particularly according Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt 1

to the recess of the deputation of the empire Hohenzollern-Hechingen .

in 1803. The order to be adopted shall in Lichtenstein ..

no way affect the rank and precedence of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

members of the confederation, except in as Waldeck

far as they concern the diet. Reuss, (Elder Branch).

LXI. The diet shall assemble at Francfort Reuss, (Younger Branch)

on the Maine. Its first meeting is fixed for Schaumburg-Lippe

the 1st of September 1915. The free town of Lubeck

LXII. The first object to be considered by Frankfort

the diet after its opening, shall be the framing Bremen

of the fundamental laws of the confederaHamburgh 1

tion, and of its organic institutions, with res

pect to its exterior, military, and interior ree Total 69 votes.

lations. The diet in deliberating on the organic LXIII. The states of the confederation enlaws of the confederation, shall consider whe- gage to defend not only the whole of Gerther any collective votes ought to be granted many, but each individual state of the union, to the ancient mediatised states of the empire. in case it should be attacked, and they mu

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