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mously, a portion of his wealth to been “ done into Englislı” hy the Christine, who is by that means ena- compiler of " Brutus," Mr. Howard bled to become the mistress of the Payne. The character of Ronceluus Inn in which she has been a servant, being intended for, and indeed partly and the piece opens with Roncelaus' studied by, Mr. Elision, whose visit arrival there. He declares his pas- to Paris precluded bis appearance sion without reserve, adds that he has in it. only two hours to spare before he Feb. 18. To nigbt Mr. Kean apjoins his regiment, and therefore begs deared “ for the first time these three her to decide at once by saying yes or years” in the character of Kolla in no. She immediately chooses the Sheridan's melange of“ Pizarro ;" and latter, alleging as a reason that she is as that once, we believe, was for his betrothed to another. While Ron- own benefit, when we cared not to celaus is taking some refreshment, risque the skirts of our coat, and the Christine's other lover Carlitz arrives, loss of our hat by struggling for a and takes breakfast with his unknown seat, or a sight, this evening's perrival. In the course of conversation formance had, to us at least, all the he relates his love affair with Christine, novelty of a first performance; and and says he never can marry her; his had our popular Tragedian been at all companion advises him as a man of equal in the various scenes, or had honour to write a letter to her acquaint- he taxed his niemory so far to be iog her with his views, which he re- perfect in the part, we should have tires to do. In the meanwhile Chris- been far better pleased. Were we to tine has been listening, and from the judge only from the applause which sentiments she has heard Carlitz ex- he received, we might safely announce press, immediately tells Roncelaus that to our Country friends, and Foreign she can now love him, and gives him readers, that Mr. Kean never played her promise on condition that he will better: but our own private opinion allow her to call him husband before is very much the reverse, several of they are married; in order to punish the leading points were given with all the peasant, who, having written his his customary great effect, but several letter, returns, and is astonished to others, had it been a new play, would see his Christine, and to hear her never have been discovered to be called wife. He treinbliogly asks per points at all; and his forgetfulness of mission to say a few words in private, his author's language, and insertion which request is granted. He then of bis own, certainly deserves both shews her the letter he had written, exposure and reprehension. With and tells her he could not write what his colleagues of the soene, we must his companion wished him, but had be brief: Miss Edmiston appeared to involuntarily given vent to new ex- conceive the character of Elvira, but pressions of his old attachment. Chris- failed in executing it, and her most line relents, the lover entreats the uncouth method of dropping her voice soldier to absoire her from her pro- at the close of a sentence, entirely. mise, he consents, and all are happy. destroyed the cuphony of Sheridan's This picce had the good fortune to be most polished periods. Cooper's remarkably well played. Miss Booth Alonzo was creditable to his conand Cooper supported their parts with tinued improvement, and Mrs. West's powerful spirit and effect, and Knight Cora tender and energetic in their was as great a favourite as usual; proper places. For the rest, they though perhaps Christine's taste would pleased us not, and wc pass them by, hare been thought rather preferable Pizarro only excepted, who, in the had Carlitz not appeared quite so hands of a Mr. Thompson, deserved boobyish. We must pot omii to add the death he met with, long before the that the new scene of a village land- moment arrived for his dramatic descape was equal to any picturesque cease. Mr. Kean has also played Luke display within our memory, and the in“ Riches," with “good emphasis and efect of Roncelaus' detachment march- discretion” since our last report; and ing through the woody copse adjoin- is now studying Sir Pertinax alacsycoing the Inn, was more than usually phant, respecting his success in which, excellent. We have omitted to men- public opinion appears very much tion, that both this Bagatelle and the divided, and to save our credil, wo woeful Drama of " Adeline" have shall not prophecy,
1899. Jan. 26. Othello-Paul and Virginia.
Feb. 11. Brutus–Giovanni in London. 26. Owen, Prince of Powys-Ditto.
19. Adeline-Three and the Deuce-Paul and 99. Ditt Ditto.
Virginia, 30. Piraie Liar-Coronation,
13. Richies-Adeline. 31. Disto-Ditto Ditto.
14. Adeline-Love in humble Life-Coronation Feb. 1. Owen, Prince of Powys-Paul and Virginia, 15. King Lear-Love in humble Life. 9. Pirate-Therese.
16. Love in humble Life-Adeline-Monsieur 4. King Richard the Third-Paul and Vire
18. Pizarro-Adeline. 3. Pirate--- Liar-Coronation.
19. Town and Country-Ditto. 6. Oihello-Paul and Virginia.
20. Ash Wednesday, No Performance. 7. King Lear--Coronationi.
21. King Richard the Second-Adeline. 8. Macbeth Monsieur Tonson.
No Performance. 9. Adeline-Three Wechs after Marriage
23 The Veteran; or, the Parmer's Sons-Monl'aul and Virginia.
COVENT GARDEN. Dryden's alteration of Shakspeare's as an acting play; and feeling, as we “ T'empest” has been revived here, to trust we do foel, all the unexampled introduce Miss M. Tree as Ariel, and grandeur, and unexceeded magnifiMr. Young as Prospero. Mr. Young's cence and beauty of it's poetry, we personilication of this Ducal Magician are still most decidedly of Mrs. Inchwill certainly not diminish bis fair bald's opinion, that “the human befame ; but it follows also, “ as the ings of the original drama bad too night the day,” that it will not en- Jittle business on the scene to make crease it: and to our “ poor think- human beings anxious about them.” ing,” Macready's entire performance, - For these reasons, therefore, we more particularly his delivery of the exonerate the presumption of Mr. inimitaiile passage of “ the cloud Dryden, and vote for the amendment. capp'd towers,” is, both in concep- FEB. 14. A very crowded audience tion and execution, infinitely supe- this evening welcomed the first reprerior. Miss Tree's Ariel is through- sentation of a successful new Opera, 'si out a most bewitching representa- entitled “ Montrose ; or, the Children tion; and never since that “ tricksy of the Mist,” which, not less from the spirit” was delivered from
very splendid and correct manner in “ The cloven pine, within which rift which it has been brought forward, Imprison'd, he did painfully remain than from it's far-famed connexion A dozen years ;”
with our mighty Northern Novellist, has be had a more graceful and effi. we cannot doubt will be lastingly cient locum tenens than at Covent- popular. garden Theatre at the present mo- It is scarcely necessary to apprise ment, and had Ariel's former encage- our readers, that the piece is founded. ment been in such a Tree as he now upon “ The Legend of Montrose," which inhabits, he had never sighed for a has been dramatized with considerable Prospero's power to release him. truth, in respect to the preservation of Our other dramatic favourites retain the story, characters, and incidents, their original situations, and the en- by Mr. Pocock, the author of “ Rob tire performance is now a most at- Roy," and several other pieces of cetractive exliibition. Much criticism lebrity. The Opera commences at has been at various times employed that part of the novel in which the both in censure and in praise of Dry- Highland Chieftains attached to the den's alteration of this Drama from cause of Charles assemble at the the form in which it was written and house of Angus Macauley (Comer), left by Shakspeare. We consider it and there accept as
a leader the as no peculiar “ sign of grace" on Earl of Montrose (Connor); who, ia our parts to condemn the arrogance disguise, has accompanied Menteith which would improve our immortal (Düruset) and Captain Dugald DalPoet: but as there is no rule with- getty of Drumthwacket (Liston), for out some exceptions, we can also aš the purpose of ascertaining the disreadily bestow praise upon Mr. Bowd. position of the Clans.
While thas ler's retrenchinents of the whole se- assembled, Sir Duncan Campbell (Egor. ries, as upon Dryden's stage altera- ton), a deputy for the Marquesson tions of the present drama. In it's Argyll, the leader of the opposite primæval state, “ The Tempest” could party, arrives, and demands an excertainly never have been attractive planation of this gathering of the
Highlanders, and Dalgetty is conse- Annot Lyle's innocence and melody, .quently despatched by Montrose, with and Dalgetty's military science, and a reply to Argyll (Chapman), who even his horse Gustavus, are faithseizes the messenger and commits fully preserved. The light was most him to a dungeon, in which is also admirably managed, and a troop of confined Ranald of the Mist (Yates). fine horses gave it an additional apThey are here visited by Argyll in pearance of reality. These were, howdisguise, who, in endeavouring to gain ever, a little objected to on the first the Captain to his party, incautiously evening, though not afterwards, and exposes his own rank; the knowledge the piebald coursers now gallop and of which Dalgetty avails himself of, to curvet in undisturbed agility. The secure his own, and his fellow pri- new scenery was splendid and exsoner's, means of escape from the cellent in all the splendour and exCastle. Ranald then conducts bis cellence for which this theatre is so companion to his retreat and clan, justly famous, and that in which the closely pursued by a party of the Mist rises from the craigs and rocks, Campbells. Dalgetty and his friend, which shelter the clans that bear it's however, reach Montrose in safety, name, was surpassingly beautiful. when an engagement takes place be- The principal characters were all well, tween the two forces, in which Argyll and some admirably sustained ; alis totally defeated. During the battle, though Liston's Dalgetty merits sepaRanald stabs Sir Duncan Campbell, rate and distinct encomium, as his whose Castle he had some years pre- peculiar humour was never more convious destroyed, and with it all it's spicuous, nor more applauded. Miss inmates, save a babe, afterwards Stephens' singing was as it always taken by Allan Macauley (Abbot), is,and through the interposition of Men
6 like the soft South terih saved, and bred in her pre- Upon a bank of violets, stealing server's house as Annot Lyle (Miss And giving odour.” Stephens). Ranald is afterwards bimself mortally wounded, and in his She, indeed, looked and sang like dying moments declares her relation- the lovely Orphan whom she repreship to Sir Duncan, by whom she
sented ; whose charms must so inis ultimately given to Menteith, wbose
terest all bosoms in her behalf,life Allan Macanley in jealousy had "That friends in all the aged she'd meet, attempted, to prevent their union.
And brothers in the young.” There are some few other characters introduced, though of no very Her songs of “ We're a' nodding in peculiar importance; the principal our house," and " Charlie is my darof which are, Erorcht, the wife of ling,” must become popular from her Ranall, by Mrs. Faucit, and Donald style of singing them, without the meby Mr. Taylor : these, however, owed rit af their music. Our account of their only exemption from insignifi- this drama has now, we trust, been cance to the performers. Our friends sufficiently recommendatory to induce will observe, that this drama has fol- our friends to lose no time in followlowed the outline of the novel with ing our example to judge for themall the accuracy stage adaptation selves, staking our critical responwould permit, and all Allan Macau- sibility upon their acquiescence in our ley's second sight and jealousy, and favourable opinion.
Jan. 26. Tempest--Pantomime.
29. Komeo and Juliet--Ditto.
2. Rub Rery Macgregor-Ditto.
SURREY THEATRE. Overflowing Houses which must have Easter, has, liowever, already conibeen Benefits to the Proprietor, and menced, both in anticipation and preBenefits which have proved overflow- paration, behind the curtain ; ing Houses for thc Performers, form have we a doubt, but that the public the brief record of this Theatre's pro- patronage will then equal the spiceedings since our last notice. The rited endeavours already making to Summer Campaign commencing at deserve it.
The days omitted were distinguished by no business of Public importance.
and upon my paternal solicitude for their
welfare. TUESDAY, FEB. 5.
“ Gentlemen of the House of Commons, This day Parliament being assembled,
". It is very gratifying to me to be able
to inform yon, that during the last year pursuant to the last prorogation, his Ma
the Revenue has exceeded that of the jesty came to the Honse about two o'clock, in the usual state, and having taken his preceding, and appears to be in a course seat on the Throne, the Gentleman Usher of progressive improvement.
6 I have directed the Estimates of the of the Black Rod was ordered to summon the Commons, who soon after appeared
current year to be laid before your. They at the bar, when his Majesty read the fol- have been framed with every attention to lowing speech :-
economy, which the circumstances of the
country will permit; and it will be satis. “ My Lords and Gentlemen,
factory to you to learn, that I have “ I have the satisfaction of informing been able to make a large reduction in you, that I continue to receive from Fo
our Annual Expenditure, particularly in reign Powers the strongest assurances of our Naval and Military Establishments. their friendly disposition towards this “ My Lords and Gentlemen, country,
“ I have the greatest pleasure in ac" It is imposible for me not to feel quainting you, that a considerable imdeeply interested in any event that may provement has taken place in the course have a tendency to disturb the peace of of the last year, in the Commerce and Europe. My endeavours have, therefore, Manufactures of the United Kingdom, been directed, in conjunction with my and that I can now state them to be, in Allies, to the settlement of the differ- their important branches, in a very fiouences which have unfortunately arisen be- rishing condition. tween the Court of St. Petersburgh and “ I must at the same time deeply rethe Ottoman Porte; and I have reason
gret the depressed state of the Agricultuto eniertain hopes that these differences ral Interest. will be satisfactorily adjusted.
" The condition of an Interest, so es“ In my late visit to Ireland, I derived sentially connected with the prosperity the most sincere gratification from the of the country, will of course attract your loyalty and attachment manifested by early attention; and I have the fullest all classes of my subjects.
reliance on your wisdom in the consider. “ With this impression, it must be ation of this important subject. matter of the deepest concern to me, that “ I am persuaded, that, in whatever a spirit of outrage which has led to daring
measures you may adopt, you will bear conand systematic violations of the law has
stantly in mind, that, in the maintenance arisen, and still prevails in some parts of of our public credit, all the best interests that country.
of this kingdom are equally involved; and “ I ain determined to use all the means that it is by a steady adherence to that in my power for the protection of the per- principle, that we have attained, and can sons and property of my loyal and peace- alone expect to preserve, our high station able subjects. And it will be for your amongst the nation of the world.". immediate consideration, whether the The Speaker then retired from the bar, existing laws are sufficient for this pur- his Majesty withdrew, and their Lordships pose.
adjourned. Notwithstanding this serious inter- At tive o'clock the House baving re-asruption of public tranquillity, I have the sembled, the Earl of Roden rose to move satisfaction of believing that my presence the address, which Lord Walsingham sein Ireland has been productive of very conded ; and which after some remarks beneficial etfects, and all descriptions of from the Marquess of Lansdown, and the my people may contidently rely ripon the Earls of Liverpool ani Blessingtou, was just and equal idministration of the lans, agrced to without a division.
SATURDAY, FEB, 9.
Bill was also brought in and read a first The Lords wet, and received from the and second time. Cominons the Two Bills respecting the
FRIDAY, FEB, 8. affairs of Ireland: one for the Supression On the motion for the House going into of Insurrections, and the other for Sus- a Committee on the Bills for putting down pendiug the Habeas Corpus Act in that the insurrections in Ireland, Sir J. Newruuntry; when atter a long debate both port withdrew all further opposition on bis. te Bills were passed in all their stages. part, from a contidence that the Marquess MONDAY, FEB. 11.
Wellesly would exercise the further The royal assent was given by commis- powers granted to himn solely for the pubsion to the Irish losurrection Bill, and the lic welfare. Irish Habeas Corpus Suspension Bill. The Insurrection Bill then passed
through the Committee, and the Report HOUSE OF COMMONS. was agreed to, TUESDAY, FEP, 5.
On the Order of the Day for the House After the House had heard the speech to resolve itself into a Committee on the from the throue, the Speaker withdrew, Habeas Corpus Suspension Bill, passed and returned at a quarter before four, through the Committee with some verbal when the speech froin the throne having amendments, and the Report was brought been read, Mr. R. Clive moved an ad- up and the Bill atterwards read a third dre-s, recapitulating the speech, and which time without a divsion. Mir ('. Duncombe seconded.
TUESDAY, FEB, 12. Sir F. Burdett made an amendment, Mr. 'H. G. Bennet moved, “That this proposing that the speech should be taken Honse will institute an inquiry into the into corsideration the day after to-mor. circumstances which took place on the
funeral of her late Majesty the Queen, Mr. Hobhone seconded the amend. and into the loss of lives on that occasion.' ment, when, after some further observa- The Marquess of Londonderry shortly tions the house divided, and there ap- replied; and the motion was negatived. peared -
Mr. Prougham, after noticing an opiFor the Amendment, 58
nion supposed to be entertained on the Against it,
other side of the Honse, that the reduce Majority, - 128 tion of taxation would afford no relief Mr. Hume then moved a second amend- to the agriculturalists, proceeded to ment upon the subject of economy, upon examine the state of the country, the which the leading diembers on both sides causes which had produced the distress delivered their opinions, when the house which prevailed, and the remedies whioh divided, and the numbers were,- in his judgment, could alone afford reliet, For the Amendment,
and concluded by moving, “ 'That it is the Against it,
bonnden duty of this House, well consiMajority,
82 dering the pressure of the public burdens THURSDAY, FEB 7.
on all classes of the community, and parThe Speaker read the order of the house, ticularly on the agricultural classes, to that no petition for a private bill should pledge itself to obtain for a suffering pear be received after Friday, Feb. 22.
ple such a reduction of taxation as would Mr. Coke in presenting the Norfolk agri- afford them effectual relief.” cultaral petition, proceeded to make some The Marquis of Londonderry said, that violent observations, for which he was if he felt convinced of the truth of the procalled to order by the Speaker.
position which had been laid down, he The Marquess of Londonderry rose to would at once accede to it, but protesting call the attention of the house to that against the plan as impracticable, and be part ofhis Majesty's speech which referred would say, as unparliamentary, he exto the present internal state of Ireland, pressed a hope that the House would conand moved, “That leave be given to cur with him in supporting the previous bring in a bill for preventing outrage and question. distorbance, and for putting down rebel- Some other members spoke on each lion in Ireland."
side of the House, and the gallery was Mach discussion ensued, until the Mar- then cleared for a division, when there guess of Londonderry replied, when the appeared, House divided on the question that leave For the previous question, 212 be given to bring in the bill,
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13. Majority, -127 Sir R. Wilson moved, that there be laid The bill was then brought in, and read before the House a copy of the correspon. the first and second time.
dence which took place between the comThe Irish Habeas Corpus Suspension mander-in-chief, the secretary of state,