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the moment, and without the advan- We cease to weep, for tears are rain, tages of after thought, and leisure Yet shall remembrance warm the heart; currections. In naming 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 Funes Lyre," in the pampblet now under re- real Poems, we have no! scen, by those view, Mr. Lewis has for awhile forsaken we have seen, it is our decided opinion bis homage 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 muse, to poor bis tribotary lament over the who have celebrated our national sor. biet, where Britain's Princess sleeps rows in the language of Parnassus. tbe sleep of death.-In selecting this as lo the language of the heart those sor the only work of a similar nature for rows have a more durable inemorial; critical investigation, we have been and memory itself must fail, before it atuated partly by a wish to make this yields the impression of what we so pablic 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, jo io- name,-every allusion to her untimely troducing the Poems themselves. fate, awakens afresh those agonising ti I was not nurs d 'neath classic domes,

recollections, and those bitter regrets, Where Isis rolls, or Canus glides,

which placing before our inental vision, And the fair flower of learning blooras,

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 earthly 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 royalty is without

" Encompass'd in ao Angel's frame faults, or that it answers our ideas of

An Angel's virties lay,

Too soon did Heaven assert the claim, obat such an offering ought to be, And call it own away. leut au contraire, though the author's And Royal CAARLOTTE's pecrless charms undiesembled modesty would alone for Can never more return! errors less venial than those which bere What nowy shall fill her LEOPOLD'e arms? rise in judgment against its beauties.

His buried CHARLOTTE's urn!". la the space of twenty-eight pages, there

GENERAL BURGOYNE. are pipe Poems, all on the same distress. With this partial, but sincere ap. ful occasion : and from the fifth of proval, we trust Mr. Lewis will feel these, entitled “ An Irregular Ode," satisfied. l'pon such an occasion it we give the following extract, as afford- would be invidious to point out defects, ing a favourable specimen of the poetic and we are persuaded, that he would taleots of Ms. Lewis,

not accept as a compliment, any praise

which we could not honestly and con" Yet wbed we look'd towards Claremont's scientiously bestow.

bower,
And thought upon that lovely fower,
We had forgotten the stern power
Which level's beauty's form:

A Treatise on the Science of Ship-BuildAs if we had believed that Death

ting, logether with Observations on the Would surely spare so dear a breath,

British Navy. By isaac Blackburn, With Youth and Beauty warm."

Ship-builder, Plymouth. In One Vo* Whate'er we dream d, we waked to know lume Quarto, illustrated with upThe nation's los,-the Prince's woe; wards of Ninety Figures. Pp. 184. The tide of men in gloom array d,

Price 17. 58. in Boards.
Britain's fair Daughter clad in shade,
While the deep sounds which meet our ear,

A Work upon so noble and complibern d moureing with a grief sincere." cated a department of machivery as # Where's the line of long succession,

is that of ship-Building,

must, inMingling with on number'd years? dependent of every national sensation, Broken by one sad digression,

excite considerabic interest, and claim Gone for ever with our tcars!

the serious allention of every mau of

a

manner.

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, in order to warn Don Juan froin his was also cleverly executed A tournaevil courses. The pantomime com. meut scene, in which the combatants mences with a view of the council hall 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 selling the consequence of his earnest prayer, Mer.

tronks upright. This extraordinary cury is dispatched to earth, and pro- battalion, one half consisting of heads ceeds to Don Juan's garden, whoni he and legs, the other of bodies and thighs, discovers" in his How'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 over 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 and 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 his country- ried activity througbout the eveningmakes love to all the women he meets, and entered into the spirit of the enterand 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 by that " griin 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

Mr. Panlo's Clown is excel. gulf, when Mercury apocars and dis. lent. He went through the various solves the charm. The astonished Don conjic evolutions which form the es. Juan awakes, and finds “'l 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 iuterior 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 burry 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 pantonime in changing one or two of the scenes, was well received by a very crowded wbich, 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 exhibition. Amongst the best earned in this part is certainly not so tricks in the piece 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 bim. Oroonoko is too humble in bis managed, and created much laughter. ambition, too weak in his love, too The travsformation of a chest into a unsteady in his misfortunes, to assosofa, on which the Clown seats him- ciate with the ardent genius of Kean. 'self, aud which is immediately afterwads The chain of slavery bows down his

and as well as his body, and though ner that will never be surpassed in that, lde aspirations of that mind are natu- or in any other character, we saw Mr. rally boble, they yield to the dictates Johnston to a great disadvantage. Nor of his destiny with less reluctance than did bis style of acting remove our first beromes a man who has once felt his impression. The evergy was rather an right to liberty. Such a beiog can exaggeration of force than the outburst. bever find a faithful representative in ing of strong passions ; and in the action Kean. whose peculiar power is to pour and gesticulation there was more of tray those mighty combats among the theatrical melo-drame thau of nature. paséons which wayward circumstances Jan. 20. The “ Belle's Stratagem" eukindle, and to exhibit not such a was revived this evening, and a young sorul as Oronooko's, shrinking within Lady of the name of Smithson, from the measure of its chaios, but a soul re- the Dublin Theatre, made ber first apsolved to burst them asunder. It hap- pearance in London as Letitia Hardy. jus, 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. character has not been yet engrossed Her person is tall and well formed ; by a popular actor, and the more so, her countenance is handsome. She is because he seemus destined to make it naturally graceful in her action, but his own property if he please. His perfectly capable of assuming the awkperformance this evening was hy far wardness which some of the situations ite most successful exertion we have required. The chief objection which fet sees him make. There was uni. we felt to her performance applies to form propriety in bis conception, and that branch of the character, if we may ia bis colouring copiousness without be allowed the expression, wbich per. aperfluity.

haps, upon the whole, she performed Dec. 30. A Young Lady made her the best - we allude to the broad comic first curtesy, or raiber bow, to a part. This appeared to us, in some Loodun audience, in the Widow Brady. instances, a little overacted; it was, This choice of a part for debul evinces however, conceived avd executed with at least one requisite for the stage-mo- spirit. The speaking voice is rather dest asurance; and we rejoice to say, distinct than powerful, and she gave that the young lady displayed, ibrough the song of Where are you going my out the piece, the most ample posses- prelty Maid” in a style more remarksioa of ibis qualification, of which it able for bumour than sweetness. We is but justice to add, there is no de. do not mention it as in either sense feieacy among the female performers enhancing inuch the merit of her first of Drury Lane. Her body is scarcely undertaking. The Minuet de la Cour nuel suited as her mind to exhibition was substituted for the song at the is male attire, but with a pleasing coud- masquerade, and her fine figure and kenance and voice (thougb the latter is graceful movements were displayed to raiber faint and jodisiioet) she went to advantage. A little more acquaintance berably spiritediy through the character. with our Theatres, and conhdence in

Jax. 16. This evening the “ Chil- herself, will probably encourage her to dren in the Wood" was revived, with higher efforts, and qualify her to asMr. H. Joboston as Walter. With a sume no inconsiderable rank in the provivid recollection of the inimilable fessiou she has selected. Mr. Dowton's Bagisler io this part, and especially on Hardy was of course admirable, and that night on which he took' bis leave the play was announced for repetition vi the stage, aod, excited by bis feelings with applause. oa the occasivo, performed it in a man

PERFORMANCES. Laca, Gorge Bamsell --Harlequin's Vision, or 9. Hypocrite--Ditto.--Harleqnin's Vision. the Feast of the Statue.

Ricbaru Dahe of York-Ditto 7. OrokoDitto.

1. Richard the Third-Ditto. 2. Hyacritt-Dino,

13. Joitin Bulla-Ditto. 30. L1101-Inish Wolow-Disto.

14. Liliput-Tale of Mystery-Ditto 31. Lutiput--Fails of Clyde-Ditto.

13. Kirnard Duke of York-Drito.

16. Liotapul--Children in the Wood--Ditto. Jea. 1. 1iniaut-Palis of Clyde--Ditto.

17. Towns and country-Ditto. D1:10-Ditto Ditto.

19. Macbeil-Dinto. 3. Kicard Duke of York-Ditto.

co. Belles StratagemDitto. 5. Dut Ditin.

21. Titipu-Dino. Es Lilipal-Tale of Mystery-Dinto.

The Iron Chest-Ditto. 7. Latit-Irish Wilev-Ditto.

Lillipul-Children in the Wood-Ditto. Ne Way to pay Old Debts-Ditto.

4. A New Way to pay Oid Deba.-Dillu, Lorep. Hag. I'vl. LXXIII. Jan. 1818.

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COVENT GARDEN Dec. 26. A new pantomime followed formations. Gulliver's intercourse with George Barnwell : it is called Hare the people of Brobdinguag is briefly lequin Gulliver ; The Flying introduced, and the appearance on tbe Island.” All our readers, young and stage of this Patagonian race, immeold, who have read the celebrated diately after the exbibition of Lillipu, Dean Swift's amusing and satirical tian size and synuinetry, Occasioned voyages to the islands of Laputa, Lilli- overwhelming merriment. The Miss put, Brobdingnag, and Glubbdubdrib, Denneils, introduced a pas de trois Derd not be told that Gulliver's tra. with great taste-it was loudly envels 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 magali due respect for the scenic painters nificent style. The sccuery 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 vights of representation, and he is removed by the happy interven- the piece went off with great eclot. 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 has been so long discontinued, that we irresistably alive by a grand procession hardly look for its 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 Pantheir several orbits. Harlequin from tomime given out for repetition with Sagittarius, Columbine from Virgo; great applause. Lapula's emperor from the Ram, and

Jan. 1. 66 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 twenty-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

Mr.M'CREADY

} gration. He has also a duet with a cock Hamed,

Mr. C. KEMBLE canary bird, which was an excellent Abdas, a Persian Lord.. Mr. EGERTON. parody on “ Say, little foolish flutter. 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. Sobertaithe King's Cham:} Mr. CONNOR. sive, and not perhaps a very intelligi. Kohad, Confident to Chosroo Mr. COMER. ble range, to follow this pantomime Derah, Slave to Chosroo .. Mr. Jeffrire 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 in two for the purpose of shewing some ex- days. The piece opens on the annivercebleni niechanical deceptions and irans. sary of the accession of Varancs to the

throne; his elder son, Chosroo, retorns ken. Hained and Zimra mount together trumpbant from an expedition against the throne of Persia, and the curtais ease 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 daughter, Zimra, had been pre. duction of great promise. We noticed riously carried off by Chosroo, but bad many fine touches, and many passages been rescued from him, and was now of the bighist poetical beauty. It 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. others bear loo close a resemblance to a evely obtain possession of the captive very recent 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 Chosrso, who 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

7 crime, of wbich the latter has bee Tætlfth Night has be 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 son 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 produce bimo 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. It is painting to the imafather in separate deogeons.

givation. The poet, walking by a Hafir, with his father, Abdas, and the haunted stream, transcribes the imaKing's Chamberlain, Shorab, had, in the gery of his mind into his lablet; the previous part of the play, found Va. play is therefore wild, beautiful, and ranes seoseless, and on his recovery had abrupt; in a word, one of those which beard fall from him frantic expressions, 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 bad mounted the throne by the duced, in a style and manner very homurder of his brother and predecessor, Dourable to the liberality of the manaapor; be insults Hared with the gers. Never was so foolish an opera charge, who flying to his father, Va- supported by such magnificent music, ranes, to inquire into its truth, finds it we are poi acquaivied with Metas. confirmed, Hamed, found by Chossoo tasio in his Italian original ; but if this tanding over bis fainting father, is now English version in any degree cor. tharged by him with ihe murder of responds with the original opera, MetasVaramies, whose body is carried off - tasio himself is only a worthy poet in a Hamed, together with Sutbes, charged nation of fiddlers. "We do riot say this also with treasonable designs, arc on the from any British contempt of modern point of being led to execution, not- Italians. Dante, Tasso, and Ariosto, tilb-tanding the prayers avd evtreaties are exceeded only by our Milton, Pope, of Zimra, when it was found that the aud Dryden ; Petrarch, in his own pebody, brought in as that of the King, culiar line, exceeds any one we have is, in fact, that of a slave, who had been to produce against him ; and if the combissioned by Chosroo to destroy licentiousness of Boccacio would per. bim; the life of the King having been mit us in honesty to praise bim, we saved by Hafir, while endeavouring lu would add that be uviies the life and rekue bothes and Zimra, Varanes now fidelity of our best cornic writers to re-appears, orders Chosroo to execution; the fancy and colouring of our best discovers “ Retribution" for his own poets. But Metastasio-perhaps, howerime in the misconduct and guilt of his ever, it is wufair to judge him from thix voa, aud dies exhausted and beart-bro. Artaxerxca.

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