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From this time Alvarez and his regiment found that the coldness of my manner were attached to the British army, which, at times alarmed her with the idea that theyąccompanied through the remainder I was becoming indifferent to her, I felt of the peninsular war; and their pa- an ungenerous triomph, in witnessing triotic achievements only terminated the depression which I had caused: 'my with the storming and subsequent cap- pride bad enjoyed the consciousness ture of the fortress of San Sebastian, that this lovely and admired being where Alvarez discovered his long lost watched every turn of my countenance, sister, and killed the traitor Mosquera. in order to judge by it how my heart (To be concluded in our nexl.) was at that moment affected towards

her, and when, which I could not some

times beifa my looks expressed some of Rex Tales. P'y Virs. Opie. 4 vols. 1818.

the admiration and tenderness wbich she It is always with feelings of salisfac- bad excited in my bosom, there was an tion and self felicilation that we exa- expression of gratified and grateful mine a new production of this amiable affection in her eyes, which was so and attractive writer. On the present beautiful, that I wonder the pleasure occasion, we are particularly gratified of behuiding it did not make me eager to observe, that Mrs. Opie has resumed to call it forih. Certain it is, however, that appropriate, and therefore exqui., that the more I felt myself dependent sitely becoming, dress in which she first on her for happiness, the more I made a captivaled our youthful fancy, and for parade of independence. If she hoped ever established berascendancy over our I should accompany her to a pariy, sympathies and affections. We prefer ber declaring, that unless I was with her Tales, not only because ibey are more the evening would have no charms for acceptable to our taste. bul because we her, I used to reply, though I meant bave an internal conviction that they' to go all ihe time, "Perhaps I may go must be infinitely more pleasing to the with you, but do not depeod on me : author, whoin we can imagine engaged you had beller get some friend to in their composition as a delightful accompany you.' And then I have pastime, and even beguiling her soli- purposely cone very late, in order to tary labours willian aritess song. Some have the gratification of seeing her of the siories in the present volumes sitting by the door, and evidentiy have a serious character, and inculcale watching my entrance. excellent moral principles; such isplrs. drlington-White Lies. There are others, and perhaps we entertain for

The Recluse of the Pyrennees: A Poem,

dedicaird io flis limyul lighness Leothese a too parlial fondness, in which our author seeks to touch the feelings

pold, Prince of Saxe Coburg, &c. &c. and captivate the immagination : to this The Poem before us, if we err not, is class belong, the Proposals of Marriage the production of a young man whose - llenry IVoodrille - The Welrome Home inclination to write poetry surpasses his -and, above all the l'ussian Boy, a ability: with a judgment not sufficiently tale founded in fact, which excites in. matured, he has presented to the publie tense interest, and alınost painfully agi- a work, whose claims to favour are in. tates the feelings. The Confessions of jured by his inattention to the simplest an Oud-lempered Jan, though not di- rules of poetry. The defects however, daclic, are highly instructive. We wish which are apporеnt, are none but wbat we could consider it a fancy sketch; a careful revisal niig hi have exploded. but experience compels us to confess, There is certainly a great want of harthat there is no less truth than talent in mony in various parts of the work, the portraiture.

arising from the frequent use of ex" But, alas! now that I was to enter pletives, and the huste in which this the world is a new character, that of a poem has evidently been written. The husband, and that the novelty of my versification is often defective, and, as change of situation was worn off, my Dr. Johnson,says, The verses are such usual habits of teinper and manner re. a8 stund the trial of the finger raibet turned ; and while every day convinced than of the enr, for the modulation is me how much the wife was dearer than 80 imperfect that they are only found to the bride, still I conld not bear to let her be verses by counting the syllables :" know the extent of the indue:ce which and occasionally they are destitute of, she had over my heart, and when I

even, tbis iperit. Europ. Mag. Pui. LXXIV.. · Aug. 1818.

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134 Mulvey on the Character, &c. of the Prisoners of War at Anzonne, 8c [Aug.

But notwithstanding these drawbacks, There is something poetical in the there is some good writing, and a pro. following: mise of better things from the same pen, “But would you view the human soul sub. when time shall bave corrected the au

lime, thor's judgment; at present, his tree Unfolding powers that seem almost divine ! bears more blossom than fruit, and when The planets in their varied orbity trace, he next ventures to appeal to the tribu. And count the rolling worlds that people nal of public taste, we have no doubt

spacebut he will bestow more paids, and

Shed all the social blessings on bis kind, thereby eradicate the defects we bave

The virtues that adorn--the laws that bindalluded to.

Or contemplate that al-pervading Pow'r,

Who forms a system and who shapes a The story is of so slight a texture that

flow'r; it scarcely deserves a name-- we pass Delighted we must turn to Europe's plains, over it to a few quotations from the

Where the bright orb of lighi a milder best parts of the poem.

monarch reigns; Young Mansel is wounded and alone Whose gentle sceptre vivifies and warms, on the field of baille-his situation is Bidding spring rise in all her virgin thus described :

charms.' " He stood like lonely wretch, escap'd a

Againwreck,

" Yet Mope remains-ah! what can Hope Whose grateful joy the fears of famine destroy, check ;

That heav'nly voice that bids us trust and Who almost wishes that the roaring wave

live, Had gir'n at once a momentary grave.- When life bas pought but bitterness to His fechle frame began to sink and faint,

give?” While cheating memory would fondly paint

Our limits will not allow further exThose kindred spirits, now bow doubly dear, When Hope seem'd lost, and Deach was

tracts: and we can only repeat our opi. hov'ring near;

nion, that the author of this poem is ca. No faithful friend to read the dying eye,

pable of writing inuch better if he would That beains affection when the tongue is take the trouble.

dry." The wolves rushing to the fields, be. Skelches of the Characler, Conduct, and gin to devour the mangled carcascs.

Treatment of the Prisoners of War, “ Was it for this--their mothers o'er them at Auronne, Longwy, &c. from the smil'd,

frar 1810 to 1814; with an Account And kiss d the cherub lips of each dear of the lipidemir, as it appeared in the child,

loller Place in 1813. By Farrell And felt a prond exulting joy to see

Mulvey, M.D. Member of the Royal Each blooming blossom reach malurityAnd fondly hop'd that well spent years

College of Surgeons in Ireland. 8vo. would crown

We have perused with considerable Their honour'd beads with wisdom's boary satisfaction the above little Work, which dowp.

is replete with good sense ; and the Was it for this--that beauty's eyes bave

author throughout displays a candour beamed, Delighted with the future senes they long sufferings and captivity, does as

and moderation which, cousidering his dream'd; On each lov'd breast in silent rapture hurg,

mucb credit to his heart as to his And blush'd to hear the music of each understanding. Vie quote the following tongue ?"

reflections on the evils of protracted

captivity. In describing the Pyrennees, the au.

I wish it were in my power to thor adverts to the power which the

draw a veil over the excesses, a.d conDruids possessed over the trenubling crowd in former days.

sequent evils of various kinds, that a

love of strong drink produced in some “ Indignantly offer.ded Reason views

of the prisoners. This is one of the dire The puft up creature of a narrow span,

effects of the species of exile we saffäred The holy sanctity of heav'n abuse,

in France. To play the tyrant o'er bis brother man.

Qu'est ce que la saison And of all tyranny that is the worst,

quelquefois contre la captivilé. Which, not content ils slaves alone to

" While there were men in the depot hind,

whose couduct would do honour to any Debases thein in fetters doubly curst,

station, it would be paying a compli; That even cramp the free immortal mind.” ment at the expense of truth, if I said

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there were no exceptions. The health sent day; and in tracing them to their and morals of these suffered terrible in- origin, when they bappen to have bad roads, and rendered them subject in time their birth among the ancients. Nor is to every variety of disease and distress. the task less pleasing to investigate those The fatal habit just mentioned became changes and revolutions which in the every day more io veterate-It got to its lapse of time have gradually been ocheight at Longwy, where some of the curring, with regard to the state and officers, in order to gratify this baneful circumstances of inose interesting scienpropensity, morigaged their pay; some tific topics which it bere becomes our tou, of the other class, their liule allow- province to review. ance and rations; and both at length This lillle work will, therefore, be put in pledge every thing that belonged found to embrace many points of the to them— Regular meals were given up, above description, which are suffici. and the unfortunate persons became the ently curious and interesting, and, as a victims of disease or accident. If truth preliminary article, to contain a very obliges ine to take notice of such cir- ample account of ibe punierous reli. cumstances, it is not merely to recal or gious houses that formerly existed in bring to view scenes that are past, but England, also a detailed statement of with the hope of producing future good. their rental, and of the revenue that Perhaps they are inseparable from a occurred to Government by their suplong prolrasied captivity; and I may pression at the Reformation. There be allowed to hope, that it may act as will be found a most learned and able an incentive to put an end as soon as discussion concerning the Julian Year possible to such iniseries, even though New Style, as also the Solar and Lunar attained by considerable sacrifices. If Cycles. national pride is given up to the cause The reader will also be informed of of humanity, few will blame them. the origin of the most renowned mili

tary Orders of Knighthood, so much

sought after, and usually esteemed one An Inquiry into somie of the mosl curious

of the highest rewards of military meand interesling Subjects of History, ril-the customs of the Ancients with Antiquity, and Science ;

With an
Appendix, containing the earliest regard to the burying of their dead

-their treatment of dead bodies, togeInformation of the most remarkable

ther with their manner of preserving Cilies of ancient and modern Times.

the same, will be found to be amply By Thomas Moir, Member of the

unfolded, and to present malter equally College of Justice, Edinburgh. 12mo. anusiog and curious. This work also

contains some curious inquiries into the It is presumed that no information architecture of the Ascients ; with an can be more acceptable to the gene- appendix, giving the earliest informarality of readers, than that which fur. tion of the most ancient and celebrated nishes them with an accurate idea of cities, besides many other articles, those subjects that are generally con- equally valuable and entertaining. sidered as inost instructive at the pre

pp. 274.

THEATRICAL JOURNAL.

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THE HAYMARKET. TULY 28. This evening The Mer- Aug. 4. The Comedy of She Sloops

to Conquer, was represented at this ivtroduce Mr. Warde as Shylock. His Theatre. The performance was excelscene with Tubal was very well execu- lent, and, from ibe povelty in the casited, and he exhibited powers which ing of the characters, peculiariy inte. require ovly to be duly disciplined by resting Tony Lumpkin was the only longer experience, to render bim an male personage who retained his coexcellent actor; indeed, his appearance vent-Ciarden representative. Mr. L.. is so much the more promising, because ton was, as usual, irresistibly humour. bis conception of many parts of the His Tony Lumpkin is au unexcharacter was original.

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comic character and ludicrous origina- where Mr. Warde's Selico, and Miss Jity. But wbilst we admit the excel. E. Blanchard's Berissa.-The former lence of his acting, we must protest evinced great justness of conception, against his introduction of trivial vul- great force of declamation, and a happy garisms-into the text of Goldsmith quickness in distinguishing the points too, who was alike remarkable for the which an actor ought to make in his purity of his miud and the elegance of progress through the character. The his taste. The part of Young Marlow latier, always beautiful and interesting, was performed by Mr. Jones with great was rendered still more so by the talent and great discrimination. In the talents she displayed. If we mistake scenes where Marlow appears uden bar- not, Mr. Liston was the original Henry rassed and in his clement, Mr. Jones Augustus Yug, and Mrs. Liston the displayed bis usual ease and vivacity, original Sulla ; but whether or vol, and his deliveation of mauvaise honte their efforts upon the occasion to which was broad and ludicrous, without dege- our remarks are now confined were nerating into the common extreme of admirable. Liston kept the audience clownishness, His sheepishness was the literally in a roar, and not upfrequently sheepishness of a gentleman. Mr. affected the risible muscles of those Terry played Ilardcastle with his usual wbo were concerned with him in the talent and justocss of conception. The scene. Mrs. Liston played with uncompart of Aliss Néville was sustained by mon spirit, and suvg with her accusMiss Blanchard in a very interesting tomed sweetness. Mrs. Coonor, as

This young Lady possesses Darina, was much applauded, and the both talent and good taste. Her con- wbole went off to the satisfactiou of a ceptions of acting are in the very best crowded house. style. Miss Blanchard displays her Aug. 14. The comedy of Who powers only by glimpses. Mer force, Wants a Guinca ? was represented. her sprightliness, and even her sensibi- ' Ou few occasions has a greater portion lity, are kept under by her fears. In of talent been exbibited. Mr Wardc this, as in every former character, she appeared as Barford. The cbaracter is excited the liveliest interest. Mrs. of The Stranger species. Mr. Warde Gibbs performed Miss Hardcastle with supported the part with much judg. great vivacity and humour, and Mrs. ment. His interview with Torrent, in Davenport, as usual, was very lively which he narrates the history of his and entertaining in the part of Mrs. misfortunes, and concludes by demand. Hardcastle.

ing his long-lost daughter, was played Aug. 5. Mr. Colman's Opera of the in a forcible and affecting style. The Africans was revived. We remember part, allogether, does not afford room seeing this Opera ou its first produc. for the exhibition of any very great tion, about seven or cight years ago, talent; but, judying from Mr. Warde's when a very eminent man, who had performances, wi think bis Penruddock, himself been one of the Secretaries of or his Stranger, would add greatly to State (the late Mr. Wyndham), was one his fame. We doubt whciher Mr. of the audience, and enjoyed the wit Terry's Torrent could be equailed by and humour of Master sug, so merrily any performer on the stage. and heartily, as to attract ile interest the natural warmth-all the honest and attention of the whole house, and feeling--all the hearty benevolence, to procure one or two distinct rounds Mr. Foote, who is ihe picture of good of applause, which were, perhaps, given humour, gave prominence and effect to as niuch to the honest Foglish Secre- bonest Farmer Hearily. His opposite, tary, as to the minister of bis Mandin. Farmer Hogmore, was very well pergan Majesty. Neither talent nor exer- forined by Mr. Burton, whose sono tion were wanting on the part of the words and vinegar looks were perfectly performers to contribute their share to in unison. Mr. Listou's Solomon Gundy ils success. Mr. Foote, in the charac. was as good as the part admilied. Mr. ter of Farulho, was dignified and im Jones, as Sir Larry Mac Murragh, pressive. Mr. Connor, in trial of Tor- supported his part with much humour ribal, displayed much energy; and Hr. and vivacity. Jonathan Oldskirt and Jones, though removed a little from Bung, were well represented by Messrs. his favorite walk, sustained the part of Watkinson and Tokely. The scenes of Madiboo, without forfeiliog bis high equivoque between the former and Tor. reputatiou. The novelties of the night rent were well played. Miss Copeland

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and Mrs. Davenport, as the young and though known to none is acquainted old house-keepers, acquitted ihemselves with them all, and particularly in. greatly to the satisfaction of the terested in bringing Lord Rowcroft's audience.

plans to an issue against his nephew. Aug. 15. This eveving a new comedy, At his instance, Closefisi refuses to lead entitled the Green Man, was brought Sir George 5007. he wanted, issues an out at this Theatre. It gives us plea executioo against his house, and arrests sure to say that it was not only well him. Lord Roxcroft is now introreceived, but deserved its reception. duced, who thinking bis plans had sucReplete with incident and humour, the ceeded, proposes the separation to Lady seotiments are natural, affecting, and Squanuer, in the presence of the Green introduced by circumstances; not the Man which she rejects. In the mean overweening mawkish sensibility of the time, Birtha, who had been that morn. German school. The following is a ing presented with a valuable diamond sketch of the plot. Sir George Squan. necklace by the Green Mun, pawas it der (Mr. Barnard), the vephew of Lord to Closefist for her brother's debt, and Rowcroft (Mr. · Foote), bas married so procures his enlargement, the Green against his uncle's consent Harriet Man baving positively refused all inter(Mrs. Glover), the daughter of a village ference. He, who now openly acts the apothecary. The uncle, enraged at this friend, returos her the necklace in the match, avails himself of the spendthrift absence of Lord Ilowcroft, who bad propensitics of the nephew to work bis retired to instruct his solicitor to draw ruio, in order that so reduced, and up the deed of separation; and directs completely in his power, he may force her to convey and conceal Sir George him to enter into a died of separation in a closet adjoioing the apartment, with his wife. For this purpose be where he and Lady Squander awaii the employs a valet of his own, Fungus arrival of his lordship with the deed. (Mr. Russell), who contrives to get His lordship tieu enters, and the lady into the service of Sir George, whom refusing to sign the deed, he declares, be constantly prompts to acis of ex- unless she does so he will never be travagance beyond his income, By reconciled to his nephew. Sir George meaus of the aritui insinuations of this now rushes out, embraces his wife, aud valet, (losefist (Mr. Watkinsou) lends renounces all thoughts of their separasums to a considerable amount to his tion. His lordsbip is now about to master, under the impression, that at hurl final ruin on his bead, when be is last Lord Roxcroft would relent, and checked by the Green Man, who repay his nephew's debts. The action minds him of his having garbled his comiences on the eve of a grand ball father's will, caused his deceased brother to be given by Sir George and Lady to be disinherited, and then robbed Sir Squander, to which she expecis her George of 40,000!. His lordship on sister Berthu (Miss E. Blanchard), who this disclosure relents, signs a drafi fur arrives, but to the no small mortifica. the 40,000!. payable to Lady Squander, tion of Sir George, is accompanied by who generously lcars it, on which the the Green Man (Mr. Terry). Some Locle is reconciled, and all ends has very comic scenes take place between pily.-Crackley, who bad in the genethe Green Mun (who is one of those rosity of his heart obtained his guar. few that are determined to speak the dian's conseat, to mortgage bis estate truth to every one) Cuminissury Bibber for the release of sir George, is re. (Mr. Connor), and Bajor Dumplin, of warded with the hand of Lerida, and the local militia (Mr. Tokely). The the Green Improves be the former former, an amateur in wine, the latter a private secreiary and trusiy frivud of gourmand. Cruckley (Mr. Jones), a the deceased Lord foucruji. Thus Frenchified fop, but at heart a very terminales a comedy, which afturded fue fellow, comes in also for his share us much satisfactions thronghoni, and of the Green Alan's plain facts, to the which entiiles its author ( Mr. Richard no small amusement of the audience. Jones ibe Comedian) to a place umoos It now appears that the Green Jan, our best niodern dramatisis.

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