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well as the head-He insists, therefore, thods which are recommended at least on the paramount necessity of becomiog by vovelty, if they are not of any great acquainted with the scriptures, and of practical utility. He contends, that the placiog all intellectual improvement on Constitution, as it is now framed, is the basis of religion. Classical attain- uncertain in operation, and no security ments he considers the first step in the for a good administration of governprogress of human knowledge; to be ment; that it is a mere movement of followed by mathematical studies, and the wheel of fortune, in the event of an acquaintance with bistory, politics, , which public misery has as great a astronomy, and the more elegant parts' chance to turn up as public happiness, of education. The author, in recom- Anxious to return to the original mending these different studies, points principles, and of remedying the doout, with some ingenuity, the advan- fects of the Constitution, he advises tages to be received from each.

the clergy to inculcate doctrines of III. Observations on Lord Bathurst's civil and political liberty, as they were Specoh, in the House of Peers, relative taught by the Barons in the reign of to Bonnparle's Imprisonment, Merch King John ; the nobility to desist from 18, 1817.

their interference with the indepenAny thing connected with the fate of dence of elections; and the Regent to this illustrious captive must necessarily read a suitable discourse, which he has awaken interest, and excite the utmost prepared for him, aud which will be attention. The observations on this fouud at the conclusion of the pamphlet. Speech were sent sealed to Sir Hudson V. On the General Establishment of Lowe, to the address of Lord Liver. Register Offices for the Registry of pool, and may be supposed to proceed Deeds and IV ills, and the Collection of from the pen of Napoleon himself, as the Ad Valorem Dulies on Conveyances they much resemble bis style of compo- and Mortgages; will a l'iew of the sition, are sanctioned by bis authority, Security of Tythes, and the Protection and placed at his desire before the eyes of Purchasers against False Stamps.of the sovereign and people of England. (Original) He is dissatisfied with bis detention at The advantages to be derived from St. Helena; the name imposed upon institutions of this nature, in various him, of General Bonaparte ; the probi- parts of the kingdom, are obvious. It bition from going abroad, upon the would augment materially, as Mr. GarRock of St. Helena, otherwise than land justly observes, the value of accompanied by an officer; and the estates, by removing difficulties as to obligation of writing Done but open title, and prior mortgages. It would letters; and of receiving none but open supply evidence in a court of justice, letters, which have passed under the when title deeds have been destroyed eye of the minister. These four restric- by fire; and prevent fraud. It is sugtions, he contends, are contrary to the gested too, that it wonld be a mean for law of nations. It is impossible to enter the collection and improvement of a here into the ininute details and various large portion of the stamp revenuc. complaints exhibited by the late Empe- VI. The Third Organon allempted ; ror. The pamphlet alone can sufficiently or, Elements of Logic and Subjective explain them. Letters are subjoined, Philosophy. By G. Field, Esq. Author written by Napoleon, Count Bertrand, of Tritegenon, &c.—(Original.) General Count de Montholon, and Sir The first part of the Organon apo Hudson Lowe: all of wbich derive an peared in a former Number of the interest, not more from the rank of the Pamphleteer (XVII.), under the title personages by whom they were written, of Tritogenea, and treated on that part than froin the valure, importance, and of logic which the writer terms Pailo. originality of the subject itself.

80PHICAL, or subjective. The second, IV. Leiters on the English Cunslilu- which he calls Logical, or subjective, tion. By G. Dyer, A.B.

is the subject of the present treatise. This gentleman has already given us The third, and concluding part of the an opportunity of forming some esti- system, entitled PhilolOGICAL, or remate of bis talents and information presentative, bas not yet made its apas a political writer, by two Essays on pearance. When complete, it is inthe Constitution of bis Country. In tended to form the basis of all ratiothese letters he treats of its defects, cination, on a method not yet tried and proposes to obviate themi, by me. by logicians.

VII. To the Editor of the British advertisement by Sir John Philippart, Review, in Answer to his Remarks who participates fully in the indigoaon the Pamphlet of the Rev. W. Ed. tion expressed by M. Lemoine, and is meades, respecling the Consequences equally inclined to refute the calum. of commuting the Tithes. By L. Tada pies circulated at the expense of tbe man, Esq.-(Original.)

Viscount. The political services res. One objcction against the present sys- dered by M. de C. to the Royal Family tem of tithe arises from its inequality: of France are here enumerated : and the common fariner has a tenth of his the good he has done by his writings in whole produce taken from him every favour of religion. year :

while his richer neighbour IX. On the Approaching Crisis ; or, scarcely pays any thing to the clergy. On the Impracticability and Injustice The writer of this article urges the of resuming Cash Payments at the Bank, necessity of an entire change of po. in July 1818. By the Right Hon. Sir licy; as conducive to the interests of John Sinclair, Bart. the clergy, not less than to those of Much of ingenuity is displayed by the husbandivan. These inportant ad. this able fipancier, to shew how im. vantages he conceives may be altained portant are the benefits of an issue by a relinquishment of tithe; and the of paper, under proper limitations, and introduction of a tax instead of it. how much danger is to be apprebended

VIII. Observations on the Libels pub- from a resumption of cash payments. lished against Le Vicomte de Chateau- This country, be affirms, was never so briund. Translated from the French of powerful in its resources, as during a J. B. M. Lemoine, exclusively for the war attended with iufinite expenses, and Pamphleleer. By Sir John Philippart. supported entirely by the credit of a

To these observations is prefixed an paper correocy.

THEATRICAL JOURNAL.

DRURY LANE. SEPT. 26. This evening a new seri. run, for it may save us some hours, of

ous melo-drama called “ Sigismar which, iu all likelihood, we shall be the Switzer,” was performed for the first cozened to look upon some other time. Our readers know what a melo- dramatic attempts of equal merit. drama is. It is a great mass of absur- Sept. 28. This evening Mr. Kean dities jumbled together; whether with made his first appearance this season, in order, as in some instances, or without the character of Richard NI. His order, as in the present instance, is very reception was, as might be fairly ex. immaterial. There are forests and pected, most enthusiastic. He looked rocks, and precipices, and prisons; and extremely well, and performed the part a stalking talking hero in great tribula- with as much spirit as he bad ever ex. tion; and a heroine, or faithful servant bibited on any former occasion. The (the former most approved,) through frequency of his exertions io tbis un. whose odd maveuvres he escapes all deriaking renders it quite unnecessary other misfortunes to be married at last; for us to enter into any detail; but we and there are soldiers, banditii, peasants, feel gratified at the opportunity afforded &c. as wanted for battles, accidents, and us of noticing the very full attendance processions, chorusses, and dances. Of by which his relurn to bis professional Sigismur we shall say little more-if duties in the metropolis was hailed, and either the public, or the audiences of the additional premise which that reDrury-lane Theatre, can be entertained turn holds out of the success of the with such a matter, it is no matter to experiment lately adopted at this us. The heroine may sing lullaby to Theatre. the hero's guards, and the guard, re- Sept. 30. This evening Mr. Munden membering the day when they were returned to his station as Sir Abel lectel shilds, may fall asleep, and so Handy, in Speed the Plough. He is as suffer their prisoner to escape for the rich in griinace as ever, and we never remainder of the season, for augbt we expect to see an actor so full of it wbo care-indeed we would recommend thc will afford us so much pleasure.

Oct. I. This evening Mr. Kean made Locksmiths was then performed for the his second appearance this season in the first time at this Theatre. The principal part of Othello. He was greeted in his comic characters, Risk and Solomon entrance with the usnal deinonstrations Lob, were well played by Harley and of favour. His success in this character Knigbt, and Vigil and Caplain Beldair is too well known and appreciated, to were very respectably sustained by justify one word of comment. Mr. Gattie and Barvard. Totterton introCleary, who, for the first time, under. duced another debutant to the London took the character of lago, displayed Stage, in the person of a Mr. Williams. considerable talent ; but with Cook's This sketch only affords an actor an delineation of this truly arduous part opportunity of proving himself capable strong in our recollection, we cannot of imitating the debility of age. la thinkMr. Cleary more than ordinarily this Mr. Williams succeeded, and the successful; be, however, seems to pos. character in bis hands, was as prominent sess abilities, that with due cultivation, as it could well be made, and, of course, will one day place him much beyond be met with what he merited- -a favour mediocrity. He is evidently much im. able reception. proved. Mrs. West, in Desdemona, ap- Oct. 9. The comedy of “ A New peared to more advantage than when Way to Puy Old Deblewas performed, she first assumed the part. She is a in which Kean acted the part of Sir young lady of great promise, and we

Giles Overreach in his best style, and hail her as a very considerable acquisi. with great applause. Stanley took the tion to the drama.

character of Wellborn. Occasionally, Oct. 3. The opera of the Duenna his manner of speaking was too precise was represented, 'for the purpose of and affected, but, upon the whole, be introducing Madame Bellgar to a Lon- sustained it with appropriate animation, don audience. The part selected for and the effort gave universal satisfac. her was that of Don Carlos, a singular tion. Munden's Marrall was the source choice, if the sex of the character is of hearty laughter; and Oxberry deconsidered, but well calculated for a picted, with much whim and humour, first essay, on account of its slight the hungry agonies of Justice Grendy. connection with the story, leaving the The farce of " The Weathercoclefol. performer little to attend to besides the lowed ; in which a new performer was songs, which are in a very simple easy brought forward in Tristram Fickle. style of composition. This lady is by This Gentleman, we understand, comes birth an English woman. Her voice is from the Coburg Theatre, wbere he bad soft and agreeable, and her lower notes acquired considerable celebrity. Ho are of an excellent quality, but her proved himself possessed of sufficient upper notes are imperfect, and not vivacity to give effect to all the extraalways at her command, neither does vagancies it was his duty to represent, her compors appear to be very exten. and though we may have witnessed a sive. Her style, as far as we are able to greater display of versatility in the form a judgment, is very pure and part, we never saw the transition from delicate. Her action is after the ibe Quaker to the Beau more adroitly forcigo manner, extremely redundant, managed, and this occurring as it did, but by no means deficient in grace. In at the close of the piece, was decisive speaking, Madame Bellgar betrays by of success, and united the whole house her accent, her long residevce abroad, in a tumult of approbation. but not in a degree at all unpleasant. Oct. 13. The excellent comedy of She is, we should thiok, a great acqui. the “Provoked Husband” was performed sition to this Theatre.

this evening, for the purpose of introOct. 6. This evening the Suspicious ducing Mrs. W. West in the part of Lady Tusband was performed, in which Mr. Townley. Tois lady has already made Harley and Mrs. Mardyn resumed the so favourable an impression in the chacharacters of Jack Meggol and Jacintha. racters she has sustained in tragedy, They were received with warm applause, that considerable interest was attached and the other parts, sustained as they to witnessing her in comedy. Much were by, Stanley, Knight, Barnard, were expected, and we believe none Powell, Mrs. Glover, and Mrs. Alsop, were disappointed. An interesting afforded much entertainment to a nu. countenance, a fine figure, and harmo. merous audicuce. -- Love Laughs at nious voice, are great qualificatious in an actress.

Mrs. W. West possesses Oct. 15. This evening the tragedy these to an eminent degree, and adds of “ Macbethwas performed; when to them grace, ease, sprightliness, ele: Mrs. West assumed the part of Lady gance, and feeling. In the playful Macbeth. Such an attempt on the part scene with her husband she was very of so young an actress, we did not ex. successful, and in the last scene she left pect would prove eminently successful, the audience delighted with her per- and we cannot say the result afforded formance ; and we think that few, if us an agreeable disappointment. la any, can surpass her in the higher walks many instances her conception of the of comedy. Mr. David Fisher was, for part was very good ; her action was the first time, the Lord Townly of the also unexceptionable. But still it was night, and went through the part very not, and could not be, Lady Macbeth respectably. Mr. Williams, who for that stood before us. After what we the first time, appeared as Sir Francis have seen, it was impossible for Mrs. Wronghead, and Mr. Cowell, as Squire West to do more than give what ap. Richard, were each very well received, peared to us a correct, but feeble, outand the whole piece went off with much line of Lady Macbeth. The other chagood humour and success.

racters were well-supported, and the Oct. 14. The comedy of “The tragedy went off with great satisfacFashionable Lover" was performed this tion. evening. It is one of those productions Oct. 17. The opera of " Lionel and which may, perhaps, have some interest Clarissa was represented, and a new in the closet, principally on account of performer, Mr. C. Fisher, was brought the benevoleni sentiments and sensible out in Lionel. His figure and general observations upon life and character appearance are in his favour, and he which sometimes occur, but, as an acto possesses a voice of considerable power ing piece, it is (to say the least of it) and flexibility, which, though not rebut indifferently adapted to produce markably rich in tone, enabled him to effect, and we cannot speak in the execute the principle songs which fail warmest terms of the general cast of to the share of the representative of the characters, though some of them Lionel with good effect. Miss Witham, were well sustained. Among them we in Clarissa, supported and strengthened would mention as the most distinguished the claims she had previously advanced -Mr. H. Johnston's Colin llacleod, to public approbation ; and Miss Cubit Mr. H. Kemble's Tyrrel, Mrs. West's was equally fortunate in Diana. Augustus Aubrey, and Mrs. Orger's Oct. 20. This evening the “ Re. Miss Bridgemore. The lady last men- cruiling Officer" was performed for the tioned has much to do in order to first time ibese three years. The cast overcome the odious and repulsive comprebended much of the strength of aspect of the character itself, and she the company. Plume and Brazen found succeeded as far as could fairly be ex. animated representatives in Stanley and pected. The farce of " My Spouse und Harley; Munden and Knight were 1,” followed, in which a Mr. Yarnold bigbly amusing in the two rustics; made his first appearance as

ed. He and ibe female characters derived no met with a very favourable reception, small interest from the exertions of and was encored in one of his songs. Mrs. Mardyn, Mrs. Alsop, and Mrs. We consider him as a performer of pro- Orger. mise, and think that he must prove an useful adjunct to the company.

PERFORMANCES. IAIR.

1818. Sept. 96. Venice Preserved--Sigismar the Switzer. 14. Fashionable Lover-My Spouse and l. 28. Kichard the Third-Dirto.

45. Maebeur-Past Ten O'Cloch. 90. Speed the Plough-Dillo.

17. Lionel and Clarissa-Sleeping Draught. Oct. 1. Othello Ditto.

19. Oihello-Rival Soldiers -- Love's Quar. 3. Duenua-Talls of Clyde.

reis. 5. Ditto-Children in the Wood.

20. Recruiting Officer-Falls of Clyde. 6. Suspicious Husband-Love Lauglis at

Q1. Lionel and Clarissa-Tale of Mystery. Locksmiths.

24. Distressed Mother-lonkeeper's Daugh. Iron Chest--Midnight Hour.

ter. 10. New Way to Pay Old Debis---Amorosa

24. Ditto.-Review. Weathcrcoch.

96. Ditto- Amoroso-Who's Who? 19. Hamlet-Love laughs at Locksmiths, 13. Provoked Husband--Turnpike Gate.

COVENT GARDEN. Oct. 2. This evening, Guy Man. ley io Fag was, as he always is, an nering was performed, in which a lady excellent addition to the propriety of of the name of Crowder, appeared for the piece. the first time on the stage, in the cha- Oct. 12. This evening, Miss O'Neil racter of Lucy Bertram. The attempt, appeared, for the first time this season, we need not say, was arduous; nor can in Belvidera, she was received with we say that it was very successful. Her lively and continued demonstrations voice is not commanding, but her chief of the public kindness from all parts of deficiency appeared to be the want the house. Her health seems greatly of scientific acquirement. When this improved since tbe close of last season. lady has cultivated her taste to more She performed the character with treadvantage than we can at present give mendous force. Her last scene was her credit for, it is probable that she fearfully true, particularlarly during will become useful to the company the recital of the death of Jaffier. The with which she has connected herself. frantic vagueness of her attention to She was encored in the popular song of the recital - the wildness of her lookRest the Bube, and received, through the quivering of her lip whilst the mes. out the whole performance, the highest senger was speaking, and the scream of encouragement from the audience. horror when the light broke in upon Her conception of the character itself her mind, carried tragic terror to its was correct; and we were, upon the highest pitch. The dying scene which whole, favorably impressed, by her followed was, too, terribly faithful. manner of delivering the dialogue. Her whole performance produced the

ост 9. This evening Mr. Farren most profound effect, and was applaudsupported his previous reputation by ed through every scene. Mr. Young his performance of Sir Anthony Abso- sustained ihe character of Pierre witâ lule, in the comedy of The Rivals. his usual excelleuce. Mr. C. Kemble He seemed never to forget that Sir acted Jafier with the greatest force, Anthony was a gentleman; and whilst feeling, and truth. His Jafier is the he gave the peculiar humour of the Jafier of the poet. The other chacharacter, broad as it is, he contrived racters were well sustained, and the to throw into it that tinge and colour, whole went off with eclut. which preserved not only its life but Oct. 13. A comic opera called The its manners. In the character of Cap. Barber of Seville, was performed for lain Absolute, Mr. Charles Kemble was the first time. This piece, though in every respect an equal second to introduced in a new form, is not ori. the Sir Anthony of Mr. Farren. The ginal. It was first brought forward in obstinacy and positiveness of the father France, and afterwards adopted in Italy, were well contrasted by the case, care- At a subsequent period, it was produced Jessness and bantering manner of the on our own stage by tbe elder" Colman,

and the only novelty it could boast in the Mr. Young, in Faulkland, was as evening was, we believe, an alteration good as the part would adınit.

from three acts into two, with some Mrs. Paucit, who, in this last season, changes in the dialogue; the preservaappears to have made an uncommon tion of part of the music of Paesiello start, indeed a progress which we have aud Rossini, as performed at the Opera very seldom witnessed, acted with great House. The introduction of some new excellence the part of Julia. Miss music by Mr. Bishop, and of a few new Brunton was a little deficient in the songs by Mr. Terrey. The circumspirit of Lydia Languish, and had, stance, however, which attracted the indeed, too much of the air of a finished numerous audience that assembled, gentlewoman, for the character of a was the first appearance of Mrs. Dicknovel-reading girl. The Sir Lucius ens, after a long absence from our O'Trigger of Jones did not satisfy us. stage. She was hailed with the bearty We must say the same of the Acres of welcome which might be expected from Liston. But it is, perhaps, only because her well-earned reputation; and she we cannot yet divest ourselves of the acquitted herself in such a manner, as memory of Bannister, in Acres, and not only afforded the utmost satisfacJohostone, in Sir Lucins.

tion, but encreased the enthusiasm Mrs. Davenport in Mrs. Malaprop, wbich her relura created. Her voice was extremely entertaining; and Far. sccmed to us to have sufered nothing Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIV, Oct. 1818.

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