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the moment, and without the advan- We cease to weep, for tears are vain, tages of after thought, and leisure Yet shall remembrance warm the heart; currections.— Jo Daming The Bride's Tunu can'st tot come to us again, Dirge, and The Funereal Wreath, we feel
But we shall meet, no more to part." contident of our readers’ acquiescence
Page 21. in our praises, and of their deserved Many of the other lines are superior, estimation of those superior poems.
and many are inferior to this quotation; " A Truant from the Pencil to the but forming an opinion of those FuneLyre," in the pampblet now under re- real Poems, we have no! scen, by those vier, Mr. Lewis has for awhile forsaken we have seen, it is our decided opinion bis bomage of the Muse of Painting, that Mr. Lewis holds a very respectable for the worship of the Muse of Poetry, rank among those votaries of the musc, to pour bis tributary lament over the who have celebrated our national sor. bier, where Britain's Princess sleeps rows in the language of Parnassus. the sleep of death. - In selecting this as lo the language of the heart those sorthe only work of a similar nature for rows have a more durable ipemorial: critical investigation, we have been and memory itself must fail, before it actuated partly by a wish to make this yields the impression of what we so public record of our sentiments, and Sately enjoyed, and what we now departly influenced by the very unpre- plore. Every mention of her beloved suming prologue of the author, ju io- name,-every allusion to her untimely troducing the Poems themselves. fate, awakens afresh those agonising * I was not aurs d 'neath classic domes,
recollections, and those bitter regrets, Where Isis rolls, or Camus glides,
which placing before our inental vision, And the fair flower of learning blooms,
the value of what we so vainly mourn, Like Summer blossom on their sides." recalls us to the sad reality of that be
reavement, which though our carthly We are, however, far from wishing trust,- Her eternal gain!
loss, is, we fondly and confidently, our readers to infer that this offering at the shrine of sogalty is without
“ Encompass'd in an Angel's frame
An Angel's virties lay, faults, or that it answers our ideas of
Too soon did Heaven assert the claim, what such an offering ought to be, And call its own away. loul au contraire, though the author's And Royal CHARLOTTE's pecrless charms undissembled modesty would atone for Can peyer more return! errors less venial than those which here What now shall fill her LEOPOLD's arms: tise in judgment against its beauties. His buried CHARLOTTE's urn!" In the space of twenty-eight pages, there
GENERAL BURGOYNE, are dise Poems, all on the same distress. With this partial, but sincere apful occasion ; and from the fifth of proval, we trust Mr. Lewis will feel these, entitled “ An Irregular Ode," satisfied. Upon such an occasion it Fegive the following extract, as afford
would be in vidious to point out defects, ing a favourable specimen of the poetic and we are persuaded, that he would talents of Jir. Lewis.
not accept as a compliment, any praise
which we could not bonestly and con"Yet when we look'd towards Claremont's scicutiously bestow. hower,
***. And thought upon that lovely flower, We had forgotten the stern power Which level's beanty's form:
A Trcalise on the Science of Ship-BuildAs if we had believed that Death
ting, logeiher wilh Observations on the Would surely spare so dear a breath,
British Navy. By Isaac Blackburn, With Yönth and Beauty warm.
Ship-builder, Plymouth. In One Vo* Whale'er we dream`d, we waked to know Jumé Quarto, illustrated with upThe nation's loss, the Prince's woe; wards of Ninets Figures. pp. 184. The tide of men in gloom array'd,
Price 17. 58. in Boards.
A Work upon so noble and complifeea'd tourbing with a grief sincere." cated a department of machinery as Where's the lioe of long succession,
is that of ship-Building, must, inMingling with onnumber'd years?
dependent of every national sensation, Broken by one sad digression,
excite considerable interest, and claim Gone for ever with our tcars!
the serious altention of every man of
but it differs from the original in this, converted into a kitchen grate, with a that the whole is supposed to be a fire briskly burning in it, which gives the dream, which Mercury has conjured up Clown an unpleasing hint, a posteriori, jo order to warn Don Juan from his was also cleverly executed A tournaevil courses. The pantomime com.. meut scene, in which the combatants mences with a view of the council ball are deprived of their heads and legs, of Pluto, which is exceedingly well displayed considerable ingenuity. The painted, and has a novel and striking Clown formed a sort of army out of the effect. The father of Don Juan appears disjoined materials, by placing a bead before the infernal tribunal-and in on each pair of legs, and setting the consequence of his earnest prayer, Mer.
trunks upright. This extraordinary evry is dispatched to carthi, and pro- battalion, one half consisting of heads ceeds to Don Juan's garden, whon he and legs, the other of bodies and thighs, discovers “ in his flow'r-woven arbour,” paddled off the stage with more gravity sleeping away the fumes of his last de- than grace. The publc were, on this bauch. He waves his caduceus vver the occasion, gratified with two Harlequins head of Don Juan, and produces tbc ex- and two Columbines. The former were fraordinary dream which forms the bus represented by Mr. Ridgway aud Mr. siness of the pantomime. Don Juan, Hartland, the latter by Miss Tree and alias Harlequin in imagination, murders Miss Valancy. They displayed unwea. the Commandant--fies bis country- ried activity throughout the eveningmakes love to all the women he meets- and entered into the spirit of the enter. and is finally surprised at a feast by the tainment so completely, that the bustle Commandant's ghost. He is taken of the scene was never suffered to subacross the Styx hy that “grim ferry. side. Miss Valancy danced a lively pas man, whom poets talk of”-and is seul in a very animated and graceful about to be consigned to the Tartarian manner. Mr. Panlo's Clown is excel. gulf, when Mercury appears and dis. lent. He went ihrough the various solves the charm. The astonished Don comic evolutions which form the es. Juan awakes, and finds " 'I was but a sence of the character, with extraordi. dream.” It has, however, such a pow. nary vigour. The scenery is painted in erful effect on his mind, that be repents a manner bighly honourable to the of his former follies--begs forgiveness talents of the artists employed io that of his wife, Donna Elvira, whom be department. The Palace and Gardens had abandoned—and, accompanied by of Don Pedro-Don Juan's Villa-and Jier, proceeds to the Palace of Pleasure, the interior of a Banquet Saloon-are where all the Heathen Gods aud God- equal to any specimens we ever saw in desses receive the happy pair with that branch of painting. The music, shouts of congratulation.— Much fancy by Mr. G. Lanza, is composed in a is displayed in the arrangement of this better style than generally characterises pantoniine. The scenery is beautiful, pantomime music. It is, we think, of and the tricks amusing. Productions of too refined a description to please the this description are necessarily hurried lovers of pantomime-who are rarely forward, and to that hurry we attribute contented unless the trumpet, bassoon, the want of celerity and accuracy in trombone and double-drum, are conproducing some of the transforinations, stantly in requisition.—The pantoinime in changing one or two of the scenes, was well received by a very crowded sbich, for a moment, damped the plea: audience. stire of the audience.
A very little
Dec. 29. Southern's tragedy of practice will prevent the recurrence of “ Oroonoko" was represented at this such aukward mistakes; and these theatre on Saturday. In the absence being avoided, the pantomime must of Kean, the principal character was prove a source of considerable amuse- sustained by Mr. Wallack. The repument to those who are fond of this tation which the former gentleman bas species of exbibition. Amongst the best earned in this part is certainly not so tricks in the pie was the transforma eminent as to render it hazardous for tion of an old woman into a table and the latter to stand in competition with a couple of chairs. It was cleverly him. Oroonoko is too humble in bis managed, and created much laughter. ambition, too weak in his love, too The trausformation of a chest into a unsteady in his misfortunes, lo assosofa, on which the Clown seats bim ciate with the ardent genius of Kean. self, and which is immediately afterwads The chain of slavery bows down bis
mind as well as his body, and though ner that will never be surpassed in that, *** aspirations of that mind are natu- or in any other character, we saw Mr. raily poble, they şield to the dictates Johnston to a great disadvantage. Nor of bis destiny with less reluctance than did bis style of acting remove our first bexomes a man who bas once felt his impression. The energy was rather an nebe to liberty. Such a being can exaggeration of force than the outburst. lever fnd a faithful representative in ing of strong passions; and in the action Kear wbose peculiar power is to pour and gesticulation there was more of trav those mighty combais among the theatrical melo-drame than of nature. passats which wayward circumstances Jan. 20. The “ Belle's Stratagem" exicale, and to exhibit not such a was revived this evening, and a young soal as Drouooko's, shrinking within Lady of the name of Šmithson, from the measure of its chains, but a soul re- the Dublin Theatre, made ber first apsolved to burst them asunder. It hap pearance in London as Letitia Hardy. prys, therefore, fortunately for Mr. As far as we can decide, she promises Wallack, that full possession of this to be an acquisition to the company. churacter has not been yet engrossed Her person is tall and well formed ; by a popular actor, and the more so, her countenance is haudsome. She is because he seems destined to make it Daturally graceful in her action, but bis own properly if he please. His perfectly capable of assuming the awkperformance' this evening was by far wardness which some of the situations the most successful exertion we have required. The chief objection which yet seea him make. There was uni- we felt to her performance applies to form propriety in bis cooception, and that branch of the character, if we may
is bus colouring copiousness without be allowed the expression, which per• Nuperfluity.
haps, upon the whole, she performed Dec. 30. A Young Lady made ber the best - we allude to the broad comic first curlesy, or raiber bow, to a part. This appeared to us, in some Ledus audience, in the Widow Brady. instances, a little overacted; it was, This chuice of a part for debul evinces however, conceived and executed with at least oge requisite for the stage-mo- spirit. The speaking, voice is rather des assurance; and we rejoice to say, distinct than powerful, and she gave that ibe young lady displayed, Ibrough the song of "Where are you going my out ihe piece, the most ample posses. preity Maid” in a style more remarkvor of this qualification, of which it able for bumour than sweetness. We is but justice to add, there is no de- do not mention it as ju either sense firesy among the female performers enhancing inuch the merit of her first of Druty Laue. Her body is scarcely undertaking. The Minuet de la Cour w srh soiled as her mind to exhibition was substituted for the song at the lo male attire, bet with a pleasing coun- masquerade, and her fine figure and kenance and voice (thougb the latter is graceful movements were displayed to raller falui and iodisiinct) she went to advantage. A little more acquaintance lerally spiritedly through the character. with our Theatres, and confidence in
Jas. 16. Tibis evening the Chil. herself, will probably encourage her to dres in the Wood” was revived, with higher efforts, and qualify her to asMs. H. Jubnsion as Waller. With a sume no inconsiderablc rank in the provivid recollection of the inimitable fessiou she has selected. Mr. Dowton's Bau visler in this part, and especially on Hardy was of course admirable, and inot pight os which he look' his leave the play was announced for repetition uithe stage, aod, excited by bis feelings with applause. on the occasiun, performed it in a man
PERFORMANCES. Leis. Gerge Bzmwell-Hariequin's Vision, or 9. Hypocrite--Ditto.-Harleqnin's Vision. the feast of the status.
10. Richard Dahe of York-Litto r. Ook Ditto.
12. Richard the Third-Ditto. kynorte-Ditto.
13. John Dull-Ditto. . 11,4irish Widow-Disco,
14. Lilipur-Tale of Mystery-Ditto 9. Lipui-tasis of Clyde-Ditto.
15. Richard Duke of Yorki-Ditto).
10. Liitipul-Children in die Wood--Ditto. 1. Iwi-Falls of Clyde--Ditto.
17. Town and Country--Ditto. ****(-Did-Dirto.
19. Macbeil-Ditto. >. x ward Duke ol York-Ditto.
co. Belles Stratagem-Ditto. Ditto).
Lilliput-Ditto. 6. Lidt-Tale of Mystery-Dirto.
The Iron Chest-Ditto. 1. Larisb Wi-Disto.
Lilipul-Children in the Wood-Ditto. NEWay pay Oid Debts-Ditto.
94. A New Way to pay Old Debis.-Dittu, Larup. Har l'ol. LXXIII. Jun. 1818.
COVENT GARDEN Dec. 26. A new pantomime followed formations. Gulliver's intercourse with George Barnwell : it is called Har the people of Brobdinguag is briefiy lequin Gulliver ; The Flying introduced, and the appearance on the Island." All our readers, young and stage of this Patagonian race, immeold, who have read the celebrated diately after the exbibition of LillipuDean Swift's amusing and satirical tian size and symmetry, Occasioned voyages to the islands of Laputa, Lilli- overwhelming merriment. The Miss pui, Brobdingnag, and Glubbdubdrib, Dennells, introduced a pas de trois need not be told that Gulliver's tra- with great taste-it was loudly en. vels furnished the ground-work of this cored. 'The whole concludes with a pantomimic entertainment When we grand magnetic fiery temple, which is say the ground-work, we mean, wilh executed in the most brilliant and magall due respect for the scenic pailers nificent style. The scenery of the panand machinists, who have done their tomime is painted with very fine taste. several duties most ably on this occa- The views of the French and English sion. The performance opens with a coasts are admirable. The machinery fine sea view and storm, displaying worked better than is generally the case Gulliver on a barren rock, from which on first nights of representation, and he is removed by the happy interven- the piece went off with great eclat. tion of the flying island. He is then the ancient practice of having a wellseen at the Island of Laputa, and the studied plot for pantomimic exhibitions humour of this part of the piece is kept bas been so long discontinued, that we irresistably alive by a grand procession hardly look for ils revival ; but all of the Royal House of Lilliput, and the those rapid transpositions and transLilliputian army, whose correct evolu• formations, to which the machinist so tions drew down universal applause. mainly contributes, and which fill up the Gulliver (afterwards Harlequin), Bo- space between incidents not easily conlogna, carries off the Princess Rhom. nected or accounted for, and by that boidilla (afterwards Columbine), Miss means keep the mind of the spectator F. Dennett, and they are protected by in constant activity and exertion, were astrologers, who confine them in a ter- here very amply supplied, and the restrial globe, and afterwards by a whole arrangement, which is under the talismanic operation bring them again direction of Mr. Farley, is extremely into human life, out of the different creditable to his skill and ingenuity. signs of the Zodiac, as they revolve in The house was crowded, and the Pan. their several orbits. Harlequin from tomime given out for repetition with Sagittarius, Columbine from Virgo, great applause. Laputa's emperor from the Ram, and
Jan. 1. " Retribution."-A new the Minister creeps backward from the Tragedy from the pen of a Mr. Dillon, Crab.--Grimaldi, who plays succes. a young gentleman of twenty-three or sively Lord Chancellor of Laputa, and tweuty-four years of age, and his first Clown, has a great share of business on
dramatic attempt, was produced here. his bands. He sets fire to the palace, The following is the plot : and assists, as our young readers are Varanes, King of Persia .. Mr. Young. aware of, in extinguishing the confia- Chosroo,
his sons gration. He has also a duet with a cock Hamed,
Mr. C. KEMBLR canary bird, which was an excellent Abdas, a Persian Lord.... Mr. EGERTON. parody on “ Say, little foolish Butter. Hafir, his son
Mr. ABBOT. ing thing,” in The Padlock, and was
Suthes, a captive Chieftain Mr. TERRY. encored. It would be rather an excur
Sohrab, the King's Cham
berlain sive, and not perhaps a very intelligi. Kobad, Confident to Chosroo Mr. COMER. ble range, to follow this pantomime Desah, Slave to Chosroo .. Mr. JEFFRITS through all its windings--some of them Zimra, daughter to Suthes Miss O'Neill. have no connection with the story on The date of the tragedy is supposed to which it is founded, and are introduced be in the fourth century; the scene is for the sake of having a few humorous laid in the royal palace of Chesiphon, ovations on the dresses, the habits, and the then capital of the Persian domiwaltzing of our French neighbours, and vions, and the time represented is two for the purpose of shewing some ex- days. The piece opens on the anniver. cellent niechanical deceptions and trans- sary of the accession of Varancs to the
throne; his elder son, Chosroo, retorns ken. Harned and Zimra mount together triumphant froid an expedition against the throne of Persia, and the curtain one of the rude tribes which inhabit the falls. Carduchiao Mountains; among bis cap- Our general impression with regard tires is the Chieftain of the tribe, Suthes, to “ Retribution," is, that it is a pro. whose daugbter, Zimra, had been pre. duction of great promise. We noticed viously carried off by Chosroo, but had many fine touches, and many passages been rescued from him, and was now of the bighist poetical beauty. Ji is protected and concealed by Hamed, the true that the plot is defective, and seveyounger brother of Chosroo. These ral of the incidents improbable, while two brothers now dispute, and succes. oikers bear loo close a resemblance to a stely obtain possession of the captive very reçant play, But still it is the Chieftain and his daughter. They are genius displayed by the Author on delivered by Varanes to his virtuous which we formed our opinion of his son Hamed, but are again forcibly future success as a dramatic writer. seized by Chosruo, wbo is found to pos. The piece is splendidly got up, and the tess a strong and mysterious hold over performers did the most ample justice the actions of his father, which arises to their respective parts. from his knowledge of some fearful Jan. 7. Shakspeare's Comedy of crime, of wbich the latter bas been Tweelih Night has been likewise regulity.
vived, in allusion, we suppose, to the The violence of Chosroo against the season. If we could all dream as Shak. captives, and his latent designs of trea- speare dreams, who would not wish $on against the throne, are discovered to sleep? The powers of this poet are so by Varanes, who seeks Chosroo, when wonderful, thai something new breaks surrounded by his armed slaves, awes out upon us every time he is seen and bim into temporary fear, and commands read.' But tbis is one of bis produc; him to desist from bis purposes ; Chos. tions in which all performance must roo, however, whose love is indignantly necessarily play behind the fancy of rejected by Zimra, contines her and ber the author.' li' is painting to the imafather in separate dungeons.
gination. The poet, walking by a Hafir, with his father, Abdas, and the haunted stream, transcribes the imaIng's Chamberlain, Shorab, had, in the gery of his mind into his tablet; the previous part of the play, found Va. play is therefore wild, beautiful, and fanes senseless, and on his recovery had abrupt; in a word, one of those which heard fall from bim frantic expressious, will be always read with wonder, aud which convinces the former of these scen with pleasure. (Hatir, an impetuous young man.) ibal Jan. 8.' " Artaxerxes" was re-pro. Varanes had mounted ihe throne by the duced, in a style and manner very hoBurder of his brother and predecessor, Dourable to the liberality of the manaSapor; he insults Hamed with the gers. Never was so foolish an opera charge, who flying to his fatber, Va. supported by such magnificent music, Tanes, to inquire into its truth, finds it We are not acquainted with Metas. confirmed. Hamed, found by Chosroo tasio in his Italian original ; but if this canding over bis fainting father, is now English version in any degree corcharged by him with ihe murder of responds with the original opera, MetasSararies, whose body is carried off- tasio himself is only a worthy poet in a Hamed, together with Sutbes, charged nation of fiddlers. "We do i.ot say this also with treasonable designs, arc on ihe from any British contempt of modern point of being led to execution, not Italians. Dante, Tasso, and Ariosto, Filh tanding the prayers and entreaties are exceeded only by our Milton, Pope, of Zimra, when it was found that the and Dryden ; Peirarch, in his own pebody, brought in as that of the King, culiar line, exceeds any one we have w in fact, that of a slave, who had been to produce against bim ; and if the Comidissioned by Chosroo to destroy licentiousness of Boccacio would pero hm: the life of the King having been mit us in honesty to praise bim, we saved by Hafir, while endeavouring to would add that he uvites the life and rescue Bathes and Zimra. Varanes now fidelity of our best comic writers to he appears, orders Chosroo to execution; the fancy and colouring of our best discovers “ Retribution" for his own poets. But Metastasio-perhaps, howeritne in the misconduct and guilt of bis ever, it is unfair to judge him from this bon, and dies exhausted and beart-bro- Artaxer&ca.