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But the music by Arne more than to deliver the love billet, except the compensates for the wretched poetry last. The tar, by climbing up the signof the recitative. We have nothing post, and throwing down bis hat, which like it, except in the Comus by the he requests the aunt to pick up, avails same composer. It is of the English himself of the opportunity to give the school through all its variety of tones, letler to Louisa, who is seated at an and proves of what our national music adjoining window. His master arrives is capable. Hence, when worthily repre- at this juncture of time; the niece sented, it is always well received, and elopes, and the parties are married. 'by the force of its music has borne upits The dialogue is sprightly, and occabad poetry for an hundred years. Bra- sional bursts of loyalty run tbrough the ham, in Arbaces, was all that the au. whole. We are sorry to say that Mr. dience couid wish; it allorded im am. Denning's performance did not partake ple means for the display of his ini. of the sprightliness. The part of the mitable powers, and he used all his French courier was decidedly the best ;
the mixture of broken English and Miss Stephens sung with her usual coarse French was weil managed. The taste and sweetness. It is a true musi- auibor was slat and uninteresting; and cal treat to bear Brahanı and this lady although he was travelling with the at the same time.
laudable vie of paying his creditors Duruset was much applauded in Ar. with the profils arising from the sale taxer.res.
of his intended tour, we augur, that Incledon was much missed in Arla- if his writing be no better than his actbanes: this character was his chef ing, they will be little benefited. d'auvre. Taylor might have supplied It was, on the whole, quite as well his place with credit.
received as its merils deserved, and After the Opera of Arlaxerxes, a when announced for a repetition, the new dramatic piece, in one act, called sepse of the house was most decidedly “ Three Miles from Paris," was repre- against it. sented for the first time. It is one " The Point of Honour," a Drama of those trifies which, to animadvert in three acis, has been revived, when on seriously, would be like breaking Miss O'Neill appeared, for the first time, a butterfly on the wheel. The main in the part of Birth, and as the situaobject of the piece is to exhibit Mr. tion is good, whatever may be the dia. Denning in a variety of characters, logue, she represented it with her usual probably attempted from a recollection vigour. The other characters in this of the great success attendant on the piece acted as well as their several parts Actor of all Work.
would admit The plot (if such it can be called) is Lury Bertram. the part in “ Guy simply this :- Motley (Mr. Deoning), Mannering,"usually undertaken by Mise servant to a Colonel in an English regi Stephens, was on the 24th inst performed ment, falls in love with Louisa (Miss by a Mrs. Garrick, from the Liverpool Mathews), the niece of a rich widow theatre. This lady, both as an actress (Mrs. Davenport), who keeps a lavern and a singer, displays considerable selfat the distance of three miles from possession and experience of the stage. Paris. His great object is a desire to Her voice and style are good, and her convey a letter to his beloved, for which musical talent is far above mediocrity ; purpose he assumes the character of
some of her upper notes are a little a French courier, an English grenadier, harsh aud impersect, but her lower ones an author, and a sailor. The aunt con- are remarkable for smoothuess and trives always to be present at their flexibiliiy. interviews, and detects every attempt
PERFORMANCES. Dec. 26. George Earnwell - Harlequin Gulliver or
Gus Nannering-Ditto. 97. Guy Mannering-Ditto. 99. Apostate- Ditto. 90. Guy Mantering - Ditto.
Artaxerxes-Three Miles from Paris91. She Strojeto Conques-Ditto.
ito, Jan. 1. Herribution-Ditto.
16. Retribution-Ditto. 9. Disto-Ditto.
17. Guy Mannering-Ditto, 9. Guy Mannering-Ditto.
19, Point of Holour- Dito. 5. Retribution-Ditto.
20.-Guy Vianne ring-Ditto. 6. Guy Mannering-Ditto.
91.-Herriber'in-Ditto. 7. Twelith Vigh-Dinto.
93.-Point of Honour-Three Miles from Pa. 9. Betribution-Ditt),
ns-Ditto. 10. Guy Mannering-Ditto.
thie Fisung Islan
Parni of Honour Husband and Wives
THE SURREY THEATRE, Dec. 29.-A crowded audience, on Columbine, and that the more subor. this eveniag, again gave testimony to dinate characters were equally well the very superior merit of the various supported, we need add nothing more performances with which this Theatre relative to its performance. The horaen!i« opened, and wbich bave com- liday audience were also entertained ma aed success, because they so pecu. with the terrific evolutions of Mr. liaris deserved it. The "Christmas Mackintosh on the Corde | plante, and Tale (originally produced at the The- a wbimsical Ballet, which displayed to atre Rosii. Drury-Lane, while under much advantage the talents of Miss be mungerent of Mr. Garrick) con- Simpson, and Vessrs. Giroux, Kirby, and sists in the love of floridur for Camilla, Dore. The scenery and dresses are in for whose sake he vanquishes a host of every respect worthy of this Theatre's demous, formerly held captive by his former fame, and are equally splendid fa.bei. a j to whom his imprudence and appropriate in all of the evening's had greo tresadom The hand of ca. entertainmerts. mula is prond is the reward of their JAN. 5, 1818.-In addition to the sub,ecbon. Love and valour triumphs, amusements of last week, a new grand tbc Sorrirer is overthrown, and the serious Melo Drame was produced topiece au c.udes with the union of the night, under the title of
The Knighls lovers, in a splendid scene of Bonoro's of the Lion," and was received with Fairy Rezion
every applause which its most sanguine In aliud ; to the very powerful ex- friends could have auticipated. (lotildn, ertivas of all the performers, we cannot Counters de Neuberg, is accused of the onnit poticing the highly successful de murder of her husband and infant son, butof Miss e serry, late of Drury Lane, and the interesting plot of the picce who gives hattering promise of power's arises from the developement of her sbich will be an acquisition to any stage. jnnocence, and the discovery of her
Tar speaking Partomime of the accuser's guilt: many of the situations " Touchs:oue, or Harlequio Traveller," are highly dramatic, and the denoncopous with an aërial coinbat beiween ment is most powerfully effective. Miss tso Geoil. The evil spirit is victorious, Taylor, Mr. Huntley, and Mr. Cordell, and bis disconfited rival is, by the made their first appearance power of his art, planged into the cleft in characters well suited to their retuak of a withered oak. From this spective talents; and the scenery and incirisonment she is, however, speedily machinery ainply merited the applause relaxed by fertrquin, and in addition with which the entire performance was to the magic sword, usually presented received by an overflowing audieoce. on such accusions, rewards ber deli. Jan. 12. The admirable Burlesque Terpt with a talismanic Touchslone, of “ Don Giovanni” was revived with sbich bas the power of extorting truth every eclat which altended its unprecefrom al oo whom its potencs is exer- dented popularity when first produced. cised. The pleasantry and witlicisms, Jan. 19. - At this Theatre novelly is arising from its effici on the various the order of the day, or rather of the characler«. are highly entertaining night, for we were this evening gratified teroughout the progress of the piece; with the performance of a new Bur. and Haringin Trüreller proceeds in leita, entitled “ Tom Jones, or the the usual routine of a pantomimic Frundling” When we state, that the jottey ia various parts of France and outline of Fielding's adınirable Novel is Ergtved, until his adventures termi. strictly adhered to, and that it was supBale in the magic abode of the Fairy ported by all the strength of Mr. DisFerior.
din's corps dramatique, it is almost This langhable extravaganza is an al- needless to add, that it was pre-emitered revival of a Pantomime written nently successful, and continues to draw by Mr. Dibdini's justly celebrated father, crowded houses. Huntley's Tom Jones, and is rt produced with sew incidents and indeed all the principal characters, and couligue mire suited to the present were supported in a way that reflected day. it hen we say that Fitzwilliam and po less credit on the performers than on Mrs. Bryan were the Harlequin and the manager.
1816. Dex. c. Jan., IIR, Chrismas Tale-love and Jan. 19 to 17. Christmas Tale-Don Giovanni Lar*** --The louchstone or Harlequin
Knights of the Lion. 1944. ar.
Jan. 19 to 24. Love and Lancet--Tom Jones or The dee. to ul. We and Lance-Krights of the
Foundling-Knights of the Lion. V-Touchstons - Christmas Talr.
And death-warrants sign’d in hexameter O'thany not that the fairest flower
Thou canst not reach so rich a prize
No purer gem I find;
The rest may glitter, break, and pass, Then basten'd to fam'd Epidaurus's top, But this remains bebind; Where grave Esculapius first opened his
Pride may the modest pearl disdaio, shop.
Or Love a brittle semblance feign, “ My son !" cried the God,
But Pride and Love are blind ; weary of trade,
They mock my pow'r, yet I alone That thus your prescriptions in verse are Their fraudsui counterfeits make known. array'd ?
Receive my gift !--of Nature's wealth My credit and yours must be fast growing Thy inind has ample store ; worse,
Of Picasure. Honour, Hope, and Health, If poets teach physic and chymists learn
I cannot give thee more. verse.
The gem which none of these can buy Prescriptions ! believe me no mortal will Will youth's ethereal light supply, need 'em,
When thou like me art hoar; If poets can write, and a lady can read I give what Fortune cannot lend 'em !
Time, only Time reveals a friend ! Let lovers for smooth-sounding syllables
V. But wisdom should thurder in Hebrew or
THE DIRGE OF ROYALTY. If doctors join med'cine and verse for a “ She pass'd-like a dream of the mornfee!
ing." Man's knell will be rung in poetical chime,
That bloom'd in Albion's princely .
bower, The God of the Pestle and Mortar replied, The flower we loved, and cherish'd most, “ Not me, but fair Ida, Apollo should cbide; Is nipp'd by Fate's untimely frostShe rivals my skill with a whim or a jest, Oh! say not, that our star of light, And keeps for my patients a new med'cine. Which shone, in native splendour bright, chest.
liath quench'd its beams in CHARLOTTE's But let not my foes on her promise rely
As sinks the sun beneath the wave.
Yes! like that glorious orb, whose rays aches depart,
Seem holier in their parting blaze, But take for their fees both the head and the
Than when, o'erpowering every eye,
They glow in noontide majesty, -
More radiance round her dying bed,
That when, so late, we saw her move
The idol of our pride and love. THILE others grace thy natal day festive dance and
Stranger !-if thou wouldst seek to learn song,
The praise that must not stain her urn, A pilgrim leaves his lonely way
Go-read it in the altered cheek To mingle in the throng:
Of those who weep.---but cannot speak.When thou art near, a ling‘ring pace,
Go,--ask yon Briton, whence the grief A scanty lock, a wrinkled face,
That seems to rend, yet mock relief? No more to me belong;
Unbidden tears will swell his eye, For smiling Beanty best can prove
And sorrow speak his heart's reply. How swift my silver pinions move.
Blest saint !--if from thy glorious sphere I will not boast how oft and bright
Thou look'st on aught that loved thee here, This day I mean to bring,
Thou'lt grieve,-jfangels grie: can know,Tho' many a downy plume last night
For those thus left to mouru below; Thy bounty gave my wing.
Thy country's hopes thus withering fast, Thy hand my rosy crown bestow'd
Beneath aftliction's chilling blast. To thee my sparkling glass I ow'd,
All bounteous Heaven !--whose chastegNow take my offering:
Thus sorely smites an erring land, * Sent in his 80th year, in reply to a Abasing her high soul of pride, versified prescription,
In mercy turn thy wrath aside.
- Ia pity tbea hast quench'd the ray, Hadst thou, my Cot, been on a splendid Thai brighten'd on his mental day,
scale, W bose soul, shot out from earthly bliss, Oh, what a credit hadst thou been to me! Had gak beneath a stroke like this,
Alas! to prove a credit unto thee, Je grief-in penitence adored,
My greatest efforts could have no avail. Ok! sheath ihy dread avenging sword
Thou art not fine, And from tbe dark enshrouding gloom And who in such a bouse can ever hope to That wraps Her loved, lamented tomb,
shine? Let Her erample beaming pure,
Scarce thon afford'st me room to read and Trach o enmormuring to endure
write, The scourse of an offended God,
But ev'ry village has its library now. And beed in awe beneath his rod,
Round thee I thought the learned beans With Deckaess bow before th' eternal
would flow, thrope, Of His who gave, and has bot claim'd His And I should share a portion of their
light. ora! Paris, Nov. 26th, 1817,
been so small. STANZAS TO MY OLD HOUSE.
Small as thou art, thy comforts to resign
Though cheap, thou art not large enough have pass'd,
to let, And now I close thy doors and shutters And I have not the wish to make thee fast,
fine. Leaving no living thing in tbee to dwell:
What shall I say?
The lease of my lov'd House I wish to give That will with freedom rove, unscared by
aro ny! retbless cats.
Fulham, Nov. 3d, 1817.
M. With liog'ring step thy threshold I deo scend,
LINES Aed seen reluctant from thy walls to
OX THE SUDDEN DEPARTURE OF A FRIEN. part,
Nor did those eyes in sorrow weep?
Nor did his spirit moan? ample store.
And did not then a sigh,-a tear,Bat thou wast much too paltry, -much too
His parting sorrow tell ? stball
And could he leave his kindred here, To please the gliu’ring world's fastidious
Nor breath a last farewell?
And did not he in silence raise
His hands in pray'r to heaven?
His Brothers,--all forgot? Ceatent,-1 beeded not-I
the And could he calmly leave them when, Dess,
Alas! they knew it not? Stedied at home the manners of the age; And did his bosom feel no pain ?
Fenetirees I read the pbilosophic page ; No dreary thought oppress, Sometimes I trifled with the sportive that he might ne'er return again, mu«e,
To share iheir fond caress?
Where boyhood's days were past?
And could he leave so hastily,Depestic happiness! thou first of joys,
So silently,-at last? The richest, brightest treasure of my
And was there not one parting word, heart!
One tender look bestow'd ? Thos to wast mine- from whom I would
And was there not a pray’r preferr'd not part For fortune's favours, pride's bewitching
To bless that lov'd abode?
No:-with the star of day he rose
And launch'd upon the deep !
Awoke at porn, to acep.
CHRONOLOGICAL SKETCH OF THE MOST REMARKABLE EVENTS FOR
THE YEAR 1817.
port of the Secret Committee on the Papers 20. Five of the Spafields rioters tried relaiing to Srdirion. for their lives, and Cashman, a sailur,
A reward of 5001, offered in the Ga. found guilty.
zelte for the apprehension of voung Wat. 2). Watson the elder tried for mali.
The like sin also offered for the apciously stabbing John Rbodes, at Highgate. prehension of Trisili wod. He was acquitted.
19. Report of the Serret Committee 27. A Meeting of Reform Dulegates made in the House of commons. beld at the King's Arms, Palace-yari.
21. T. llabeas corpus Suspension Bill 28. This day both Houses of Parliament brought into the Lords. met. His Royal Bighorss the Prince Re. 2.1. A Mreting of the Citizens of Westgent, on his return to Carlion-House, was mioster, to petition the House of Commons shot at. According to the statement of ag 'ost the Su-pension of the Habảas Cor. Lord James Murray, two shots perforated the glass of the royal carriage.
26. Citizens of London held a Court of 31. A Cominon Hall, held at Guildhall, Coinmoo Council for the same object. at which the Corporation of London voted various resolutions relating to the reduced 4. The Habeas Corpus Suspension Act state of the country, expressed in a petition received the Royal Asseu. to the Prince Regent.
10. Meetings of the populace at Man. FEBRUARY.
chester, and Riots in that vicinity. 2. Lord Sidmouth delivered, in the 18. Lord Holland moved, in the House House of Lords, a Message from the Prince of Lords, for Papers relating to the peso Regent, laying before Parliament the fa- sonal Treatment of Bonaparte in Si, Hemous Green Bag full of documents relating lena.-The motion negatived. to seditious practices in London and various 81. The Seditious Meetings', Bill reparts of the kingdom.
ceived the Royal Assent. 4. Committees ordered to be appointed
APRIL in both Houses of Parliament, to examine 7. An Insurrection at Pernambuco, a and report on the aforesaid seditious papers, province in Brazil. 5. The above Committees appointed. 22. Barou Richards sworn as Lord Chief
The Court of Coinmon Council ad. Baron of the Exchequer, in the room of dressed the Prince Regent on his providen- Baron Thompson, deceased. tial escape from the traitorous attack made 24. The House of Commons met after a on his Highness during his returu from the short adjournment, occasioned by the illness Parliament House.
of the Speaker. 6. Lord Cochrane presented, in the
MAY House of Commons, the Spafields Meeling 8. Differences arise between Spain and Pelition, signed by 24,000 persons. li Portugal. prayed for Annual Parliaments, Universal 15. Two Moorish Pirates captnred a vesSuffrage, and Amendment in the Public sel from Oldenburg, off the Gullipar Shoal. Expenditure. Laid on the table. He also A Tunisian squadron in the Englisli Chanpresented a Petition froin Manchester, Del. signed by 30,080 persons, prayiog for Reo 16. Lord Donoughmore's motion for a forin in Parliament, and Economy in the Committee to consider the Roman Catholic Public Expenditure. It was rejected for Claims, negatived in the House of Peers. its inderorous language.
17. Thistlewood, Watson, Hooper, and 7. Sir F. Burdeli presented a Petition Preston, brought into the Court of King's from Manchester and Salford, signed by Beuch, to plead to charges of High Trea6,000 persons, praying for Reform. Also 500. one from Leeds, signed by 7,000, having Mr. Hone also appeared, and comthe same object.-Laid on the table. plained of the illegality of his arrest on
9. Evaos, of Newcastle-street, appre- Lord Ellenborough's warrant, for a libellous hended on a charge of high treason.
publication. 10. The third meeting held in Spafields, 21. Extraordinary Phenomenon seen at at which anotlier Reform Petition was Rheims. Luminous purple and red circles agreed to.
seen in the sky. 11. The last mentioned Petition pre- 24. R. G. Butt found guilty of publishsented in the House by Lord Folkestone. ing libels on the Lord Chief Justice.
Lord Cochrane presented one signed 30. This day the Right Hon. C. Abbott bv 20,000 persons, who met on Portsdown- resigned the situation of Speaker in the bil,
Honse of Commoos. 13. New Silver Coinage issued all over
JUNE the kingdom.
2. Mr. Manners Sutton chosen Speaker 19. "The Earl of Harrowhy, in the of the House of Commons. House of Lords, laid on the table the Re. 3. The late Speaker created Baron Cole