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well as the head-He insists, therefore, thods which are recommended at least on the paramount necessity of becoming by novelty, 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 govern progress 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 soine 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 Speeol, in the House of Peers, relative taught by the Barons in the reign of to Bonaparte's Imprisonment, March King John ; the nobility to desist froin 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, and which will be attention. The observations on this found at theconclusion 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 Wills, and the Colleclion of from the pen of Napoleon himself, as The Ad Valorem Dulies on Conveyances they much resemble bis slyle of compo- and Mortgages; will a View of the sition, are sanctioned by bis authority, Security of Tythes, and the Proleclion and placed at his desire before the eyes of Purchasers against False Slamps.of the sovereigu and people of England. (Original.) He is dissatisfied with his 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 prohi- parls of the kingdom, ore obvious. It bition from going abroad, upon the would augmeni materially, as Mr. Gar. Rock 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 tille, 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 tiile 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 would be a mean for law of nations. It is impossible to enter the collection and improvement of a here into the minute details and various large portion of the staip revenue. nielen 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. Aulhor written by Napoleon, Count Bertrand, of Triloginon, &c.—(Original.) General Count de Montholon, and Sir The first part of the Organon apHudson 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 Tritogepea, and treated on that part than froin the pature, importance, and of logic which the writer terms Pailo. originality of the subject itself. SOPHICAL, or subjective. The second,
iv. Letters on the English Cunslil24• which he calls Logical, or subjective, tivn. By G. Dyer, A.B.
is the subject of the present trealise. 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, has not yet made its apas a political writer, hy 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 then, by me. by logicians.
VII. To the Edilor of the British advertisement by Sir Joha Philippart, Review, in Answer to his Remarks who participates fully in the indigoa. on the Pamphlet of the Rev. W. Ed. tion expressed by M. Lemoine, and is meades, respecling the Consequences equally inclined to refute the calumof commuting the Tithes. By L. Tad- nies circulated at the expense of the man, Esq.-(Original.)
Viscount. The political services reoOne objcction against the present syg. 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 husbandian. These important ad this able financier, to shew how im. vantages he conceives may be attained 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 apprehended
VIII. Observations on the Libels pubfrom a resumption of cash payments. lished against Le Vicomte de Chateau. This country, be affirms, was never so briund. Transluled from the French of powerful in its resources, as during a J. B. M. Lemoine, exclusively for the war attended with ivfinite expenses, and Pamphleleer. By Sir John Philippart. supported entirely by the credit of a
To these observations is prefixed an paper currency.
DRURY LANE. EPT. 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 migbt 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 bero in great tribula- with as mocb spirit as he bad ever ex. tion; and a heroine, or faithful servant hibited on any former occasion. The (the former most approved,) through frequency of his exertions in this up. whose odd mabauvres 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, banditti, 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 return to bis professional Sigismur we shall say little more-if duties in tbe 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 inatter to experiment lately adopted at this
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 grimace 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 Knight, 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 Baroard. 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. In tbiok Mr. 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 he met with what he merited-a favourniediocrity. 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 Debls" was 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 huinour, first essay, on account of its slight the hungry agonies of Justice Grendy. connection with the story, leaviog the The farce of " The Weathercocic" fol. 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 had soft and agreeable, and her lower notes acquired considerable celebrity. Ho are of an excellent quality, but her proved himself possessed of sufficient upper potes are imperfect, and pot vivacity to give effect to all the extra. always 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 residence abroad, in a tumult of approbation. but not in a degree at all unpleasant. Oct. 13. The excellent comedy of She is, we should think, 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 Ilusband was performed, in which Mr. Townley. Tbis lady has already made Harley and Mrs. Mardyn resumed the so favourable an impression in the chacharacters of Jack Meggol and Jacintha. racters she bas 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 ja an actress, Mrs. W. West possesses Oct. 15. This evening the tragedy these to an eminent degree, and adds of “ Macbeth' was perforined; wben 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'Jacbeth 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 apRichard, were each very well received, peared to us a correct, but feeble, out. and 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 satisfac. Fashionable 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 Clarissu" was represented, and a new in the closet, principally on account of performer, Mr. C. Fisher, was brought the benevolent sentiments and sensible out in Lionel. His figure and general observations upon life and character appearance are in his favour, and be which sometimes occur, but, as an acto possesses a voice of considerable power ing piece, it is (to say the least of it) and fiexibility, which, though put 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, thongb 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 bad previously advanced
- Mr. H. Johnston's Colin Macleod, 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 Ост. 20. This evening the “ Re. Miss Bridgemore. The lady last men- cruiting Ufficer” 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 Ned. He and the female characters derived wo 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. IRIR. Sept. 96. Venice Preserved-Sigismar the Switzer. 14. Fashionable Lover-My Spouse and I. 28. Richard the Third--Dito.
15. Macbcur Past Ten O'Clock 30. Speed the Plough-Dillo.
17. Lionel and Clarissa-Sleeping Draught. Oct. 1. Othello-Ditto.
19. Othello - Rival Soldiers -- Love's Quar 3. Duenna-Talls of Clyde.
rels. 5. Ditto - Children in the Wood.
20. Recruiting Officer-Falls of Clyde. 6. Suspicious Husband--Love Lauglis at
21. Lionel and Clarissa-Tale of Mystery. Locksmiths
29. Distressed Mother-Innkeeper's Daugh. 8. Iron Chest-- Midnight Hour.
ter. 10. New Way to Pay Old Debis-- Amorosa
96. Ditto-Amoroso-Who's Who?
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 demon arions 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 ligbt 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
Oct 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 the character of Pierre with lule, in the comedy of The Rivals. his usual excellence. Mr. C. Kemble He seemed never to forget that Sir acted Jaffier 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 tidge 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 tain Absolute, Mr. Charles Kemble was the first time. This piece, though in every respect an equal second to introduced in a pew 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 ease, care- At a subsequent period, it was produced lessness and bantering manner of the on our owo stage by tbe elder Colman,
and the only novelty it could boast in the Mr. Young, in Faulkland,
evening was, we believe, an alteration good as the part would admit.
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 and Rossini, as performed at the Opera verg 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 OʻTrigger 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 satisfac. Johustone, in Sir Lucius.
tion, but encreased the enthusiasm Mrs. Davenport in Mrs. Malaprop, which hier return created. Her voice was extremely entertaining; and Far- secmed to us to have suffered nothing Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIV, Oct. 1818.