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mother was married ; he paid her a whose union with the object of her visit, which fatal visit was too often choice leads her into the gay scenes repeated ; and when my dear, but err- of the fashionable world. ing friend, expected your injured father “ My dear child, you are now going to return home, a consciousness of her to enter into that state which is so closely own imprudence on one hand, the en coonected with your future bappiness, treaties of a wicked seducer on the that the least deviation from rectiother, urged her to the fatal expedient of tude may bring on lasting misery: a flying (as too many oft have done) from consciousness of your own innocence is her once peaceful home. But you she not sufficient; you must be watchful of could not tear from the maternal bosom tbe suspicious of a censorious world. I that affectionately nourished you; and would also wish to arm you against I have since been informed, that from that enemy wbich lays in ainbush; the the direful nioment her foot ascended secret spring whcoce so many of your the bark which bore her from the sex have to date their fail - vanity. craggy cliffs that bound her native land, 0! vanity, it is thee the artful seducer she never more, till the hour of her first attacks!-Your own mother !--but death, knew a happy moment.
she is gone. I measured her alfectious “For soon, too soon, she found, when hy my own, and fallered myself, that Freeman had seduced ber beart from in all our actions they were reciprocal. jonocence, and carried her to a distant The afliction for the loss of her love, country, his vows of love and constancy has been repaid me by your filial attenwere then forgotten. The deceiver's tion as a daughter ; I trust, and am mask was cast aside, and in the crested well persuaded, your judgment, joined basilisk the subtle serpent shone. He to your goodness of heart, will guide first became jealous, then tyrannical, you in the duty of a wife." and at last cruel, to the poor deluded
It will be seen from the Iwo extracis vassal he had beneath his power; the which we have giver, that the incideols beauty of her once elegant person was
of this tale are used as the medium of neglected ; tbe lustre of her eyes were much instructivo remark; and we think dim with continual weeping; while that we are sufficiently warranted in our sorrow, deeply rooted, and keen repen. approbation of the work, wlien we can tance, introduced into ber tender frame add, that it blends this instruction so a complication of disorders, which skilfully with the narrative, as to cause brought with them a premature old The time expended in reading it to be age, before the number of her days had profitably applied. reached the centre of life's little span ; and she fell, like a stricken flower, to the ground, cre ihe damps of the even.
A Poem occasioned by The Cessation of ing had swept it from the walks of the
Public Mourning for 11. R. II.
Princess Charlolle ; together asili seducing world. Many of her cares,
Sonnets and other Productions. By I was well informed, were encreased on
Mrs. B. Hooper. your account ; and if departed spirits are permitted to revisit the mansions Deserved panegyric and sincere reof frail mortality, I hope she will be gret have followed the Illustrious Prio. assured of your bappiness.”
cess to the grave, on whose lomb the We do not enter into a delineation of tears of a nation were so abundantly the story of this entertaining tale, he. shed a twelvemonth ago. Her virtues cause wc are unwilling to anticipate the are still the theme of every tonguegratification of its readers, as the plea. her praises resound on every lip, and sure derived from the perusal of such the press yet teems with tributes to her works materially consists in the expecta. memory, tion wilb which they are read, and in Criticism is exhausted-not inderd the progressive developement of the with the contemplation of her excel. sequel.
lencies, which necessarily ensucs—but We would, however, take this oppor. the heart will ponder on departed worth, tunity of subjoining the very just and and clothe its effusions, as bas been done salutary admonition which Mr. Nelson in many late instances, with all the wild gives to his daughter previous to her disorder of grief without its touching marriage:-and in doing so, we would character. The poem before us, with. earnestly recommend the advice to the ont partaking of very great excellencies, consideration of every young female is ucvertheless not unworthy of the
occasion and the fair authoress. Its pates, that, “ The inspection of criticism opening is the happiest effort.
will doubtless discover much to censure “ O Evanescene of terrestrial things! in composilions simply the expression of ( vanity of greatness! I have seen
feeling," we must dissent from her These truths momentous, oft before inscrib'd opinion, conceiving that where feel. Ou objects round me; but so deep, so clear, ing is derived from virtuous sources, In such impressive characters reveal'd,
it cappot iucur censure. Most of Till this day never! Ab! how short the time
these effusions are strongly tipetured Since pale Britannia, weeping,put her robes
with a religious feeling; and though Of sable on ; since every heart was sad, And every count'nance bore the stamp of they sometimes incline to the sombre
side of the question, there are not While luu'ral pomp, and mingling knells, wanting inore animated pictures to proclaivid
counterbalance ibem. The mournful cause-Each altar high was The Sonnet on the Thames on hung
Saturday evening is a picture replete With garb of sorrow; and from shore to
with beuevolence, and affords a fair shore
criterion of the authoress' merits; as The land one look of melancholy gave. A few short weeks — and all again is do the following stanzas to Melancholy, chang'd;
which we transcribeThe signs of woe are gone, and ev'ry scene
" 'Tis sometimes in Mirth's joyest hour, Its former smile resumes - 'Twas but a
Wben all around her empire own, cloud
That Melancholy's mighty pow'r That swept along-a hasty storm, which To feeling bosoms most is known, pour'd
And if to their awaken'd tone Its torrent's deluge down; then pass’d Some heart of sympathy reply, away.
Soon is the magic concord shewn, O Evanescence of terrestrial things !
And ob, how sweet its harmony. O vanity of greatness !
But 'twas thus
But if no chord responding sound,
And lonely the emotions dwell,
O then the solitude profound,
Theaching throb, what words can tell." profound,
Nor are the following lines on SymViewing with philosophic eye, it seems pathy less beautiful ; which, on acAn humbliug scene.”
count of our prescribed limits, we must Loudly do we echo the following conclude with. lines :
“Oh, there are looks, which like the light * My country! thou hast lost the brightest
That flashes round the dreary pole, gem
Can instant shed their lustre bright That e'er was treasur'd for thy sparkling Through darkest regions of the soul.
And there are smiles, that seem the spring What lustre would its influence have shed, Of comfort to the wintry beart; In halo glorious, if plac'd on high
While Hope fresh buds and flow'rs can Upon the jewell’d circlet of thy brow."
bring, But the ways of Providence are un.
And bid each freezing gloom depart. searcbable: our sorrow should thercfore Congenial souls these feelings know, be dispelled by hope; for who can tell And know that they are wak'd by thee, the dark mysteries of fate, or pene
Thou source of Friendship’s holy glow, trate the bowels of futurity. Some wise
Divine, mysterious, Sympathy !" purpose elicited this apparently severe stroke, and deprived an amiable mortal of life
The Fasl of St. Magdalen: A Romance.
By Miss Anna Maria Porler. A mighty picture, full of lights and shades; an ever-shifting This interesting work is worthy of A tale of deepest interest; replete
the pen that produced Don Sebastian. With varying incident-but quickly told.”
The scene is laid in Italy, during the
commotions of Florence, a period preg. By far the greatest portion of the nant in characters and events appro. volume is, however, taken up with priate to romance. The Fast of St. sonnets and other productions-some Magdalen, like its inmediate predecesof ibem possessing considerable merit : sor, the Knight of St. John, excites and though the fair authoress anticis considerable interest, without the intru.
sion of those horrible mysteries or stu- while her fortune smiled, she sought it, pendous discoveries, which cost nothing not by superstitious and useless reto the author, but almost destroy'every straiots; but by free enjoyment of all thing to the reader. The style is ele- the pleasures of society, and cheerful gant and graceful, and the sentiments devotedness to all its duties. When such as do honour to the sex, and are that fortune frowned, then she laboured even creditable to the country of the to walk confidingly through storms and fair writer, who, to whatever age or darkness, and to trust on the very verge nation she transports her fancy, always of destruction. carries with her the delicacy, the refine “In truth, the perfection of her chament, the propriety, the sensibility, of racter was in danger only from an er. an unsophisticated Englishwoman. cess of self-discipline: since in resolving
The character of Ippolita, the hero- to extirpate selfishness, Ippolita somejoe, is drawn with much streugth and times removed herself to such an ubat. felicity of discrimination, and affords a tainable height from her less beroically fair specimen of the work.
practised fricnds, that affection and sym. " Her modest, though beautiful ex: pathy sighed over their disupion.” terior, could excite no expectation of the extraordinary soul by which it was informed: for the usual tranquillity of The First Principles of Algebra, deber.complexion did not even brighten
signed for the Use of Students. By her dark and deeply shaded eyes in
T. W. E. Edwards, M.A. 12mo. more than a gentle lustre ; and as she had the habit of listening and speaking Tars work will, to any one acquaintwith those eyes cast down, the most ed with the first rules of arithmetic momentous changes might be passed in and with fractions, be found an easy her mind, without becoming visible to introduction to the very useful study the persons she conversed with. of algebra.
"Conscious that her character was In composing them, the author bas, beyond the general scale of her sex, she without omitting any thiog necessary, had the justinctive discretion of seek- endeavoured to blend perspicuity with ing to keep its superiority concealed; brevity, and elegance with utility. and as she could clothe the noblest The binomial theorem, the doctrine Thought in the simplest phrase, the of imagioary quantities, and the use of peculiar loftiness of her sentiments logarithms, are luminously explained ; often passed unnoticed while they were and the method of equatious is beautiultered. Thus, when she was called ful beyond precedent. into action upon great occasions, even To add to the value of the work, the persons who fancied they koew ber it is richly interspersed with approbest, were astonished to see her act with priate examples for illustration or pracan energy and ability, rarely equalled tice, and printed in a style of neatness by women.
seldom equalled, and of correctness ne“ Ippolita disdained art, yet did she ver surpassed. sway every one with whom she lived; those only excepted whose worldly in. terests clashed with her's; 80 much On the Safely Lamp for Coal Mineri, harder is it to subdue sordidness, than with sume Reseurehes on Flame. By to pacify humour. She acquired this Sir Humphry Davy. 8vo. Pp. 148. power simply by a talent for concilia
This work will, we trust, be useful to ting, which having ils source in real the cause of science, by proving that benevolence, won iis way to its object even the most apparently abstract pbiupperceived and unsuspected. She losophical truths may be connected with maintained her power by never seeking applications to the common wants and to display it.
purposes of life. “ Having established for herself a
The gratification of the love of koow. standard of excellence, which it was ledge is delightful to every refined mind: the aim of her life lo rcach; and hav- bui a much bigher motive is offered for ing fixed her eye upon the sublimest indulging in it when tbat knowledge is olijects, she could not stoop it to the felt to be practical power, and when low gratifications of vanity.
that power inay be applied to lessen the “ Her own approbation, (after that miseries, or increase the comforts of of Heareu,) was what she sought: and our fellow.creatures.
CT. 31. The Committee of this Houlston and Grabam, resigned. Mr,
Theatre, still ardent in their pur. G. Robins dwelt upon the depressed suit after new faces, although not emi. state of the theatre, the nightly reneptly successful bitherto, introduced ceipts of which, be said, did not at this evening a new candidate for me present cover the expenses. tropolitan favour, in the part of Porlia, Nov. 13. The Comedy of Love in The Merchant of Venice. The name Makes a Man was re-produced at this of the lady in question, we understand, theatre. The character of Don Lewis is Mrs. Pope. Her figure is tall, and her received the highest spirit of which person agreeable. Throughout, she it is capable, from the uudiminished evinced an intimate acquaintance with energies of Munden. He, perhaps, iu the business of the stage; and may be many instauces, overinformed the text, termed a respectable actress, and was but it was to the poet's advantage. upon the whole well received.
Tbe vein of satire in which he judulges Nov. 10. In the tragedy of Ber- against the thoughtless Clodio was given tram, Mrs. West performed ber part with peculiar richuess of expression, with unexampled excellence. The part and his subserviency to his dumb atof Imogine, however, as to effect, over tendants in the castle was comic in the lays itself. Though not deficient in highest degree. Mr. H. Kemble was poetical merit, por destitute of occa too solemn, by half, for Carlos. It sional strokes of tenderness and pathos. is true, that Carlos is a studious young Imogine affords but few opportunities. gentleman, perfectly wedded to his The situation in which she is placed books ; but this very disposition imby her infidelity is truly tragic, but plies a superior iotelligence, which the pomp of declamation, and ambi. would bave given to his actions the fire tion of ornament, prevent it from pro as well as the irregularity of genius. ducing its proper effect on the feelings. Mr. Watkinson and Mr. Willianis were At intervals, however, when nature sufficiently testy as the two old fathers, breaks through the heavy ipcuinbrance and the Clodio of Penley had a great of art, and the dialogue assumes an deal of merit. We are glad to find air of simplicity, she availed herself this actor advancing vightly in the of the favourable moments to exer- good graces of his audience. Why cise her powers. The picture which was Mrs. West put in Angelinu ? she drew of despair was remarkably What was in that feeble character affecting, and the wbole was greatly worthy of her unquestionably great applauded. Her death was also well powers! It is a glaring act of injustice managed ; and when the curtain fell, to this lady, to fix her in a part where tbe satisfaction of the audience was she has not half a dozen sentences to 80 strongly expressed as to encourage a pronounce, and which sentences might repetition of the tragedy asitis pow cast. have been well enough spoken by Miss
Nov. 12. A meeting of new Renters Ivers. Mrs. Mardyn looked well as of Drury-lane Theatre was held in Louisa. She was dressed to great adthe Saloon, to receive the Report of vantage, and sported her gay plumes the Committee, appointed by a general in the highest style. Upon the whole, meeting of their body, on the 14th of the comedy was well received, and at Supe, 1816. The report having been its close was honoured with general apread, the meeting proceeded to elect probation. This, however, was a coinSir Thomas Turton and Mr. Fallow pliment evidently paid to the actors field trustees, in the room of Messrs. only—and they deserved it.
1616. Oct. 27. Poor Gentleman-Falls of Clyde.
Nov. 6. The Road to Ruin-Burmecide. 28. Way to get Married-Innkeeper's Daugh.
7. Town and Country-Ditto. ter.
9. Roinco and Juliet-Turnpike Gate. 29. Distrest Mother-Sylvester Daggerwood-
13. Bertram-Past Ten o'Clock. Modern Antiques.
11. Wili-Falls of Clyde. 30. A Bold Stroke for a Husband, My Spouse
12. Distrest Mother-Barmecide. and I.
13. Love Makes a Man-Ditto. 31. Merchant of Venice-Past Ten o'clock.
14. Jew of Malta-Ditto. Nov. 2. King Richard the Third-Poor Soldier.
16. Macbeth--Two Strings to your Bow. 3. Country Girl-Barmecide.
17. Closed on Account of the Death of her 4. Heirat Law-Ditin,
Majesty till aller the Funeral. 5. New Way to Pay Old Debts- Ditto.
COVENT GARDEN. Oct. 29. Lewis's play of Adelgitha are sometimes extremely dignified and was performed this evening, we pre- graceful, but also io some instances sume, for the display of Miss Somer. inappropriate and ungraceful. On the ville ; for the sentence of the drama whole, we think her performance of has been long since decided. Miss Adelgilha superior to that of Bianca. Somerville's performance was again re. Mr. Young produced some fine effects markable for frequent and powerful in Guiscurd, and Mr. C. Kemble was displays of superior talent, great in much applauded in Lothair. equality, and decided success with the Nov. 6. Mr. Farren added Sir Fret. audience. To several passages she was ful Plagiary to his list of characters. greeted not only with applause, but Mrs. Gibbs is an admirable Tilburina. with enthusiasm. Pride, disdain, re Nov. 7. This evening. Mr. Yales, morse, she expresses with great force from Edinburgh, made his experiment and truth: and even in tenderness she upon a London audience, as lago. is not deficient. Her first scene with He is above the middle size, and posAlichael Ducus was excellent. The sesses a marking theatrical face, with picture scene, in which he discovers dark eyes. His voice is good, and his io her that he can rule her destiny enunciation very distinct. We are ia. by his possessing the secret and the clined to consider this gentleman as an proofs of her guilty love, was still more acquisition of some importaoce to the eflective. But this scene was exalted metropolitan stage, though Iago, we to a pre-eminence in effect, by the are certain, is not the part best adapted originality and skill with which the for the display of bis abilities. His character of Michael Ducas was deve reception was highly favourable, and loped and diversified by Mr. Macready, the bills announce tbat he has entered aud the chaste, but tremendous, energy into an engagement, at the close of with which he declaimed the language of those in which he stood previous to the tyrant. Her relation to her hus. this trial. Miss O'Neill's Desdemona, baud of her owo story as that of another, and Mr. C. Kemble's Cassia, are acwas given by her with profound feeling knowledged chef d'æuvres ; the latter, But the general impression of the scene in his representation of drunkenness, was rather below what it is susceptible has anew extorted plaudits from the of being made. She was much ap. audience. A Mrs. Yates, no conplauded when she stabs Vichael Ducus, nexion of the lago, played Emilia : and though the performance lost a she has but little power, but the chamain, if not the essential source of racter bas not ten interesting phrases to its interest, when that personage was
utter. disposed of, she availed herself of many Nov. 9. Produced a still more proopportunities to obtain applause in the fuse display of the intellectual riches fifth act. Her iolonation is greally im of this theatre. The avnouncement of proved; she has to a great extent dis Jane Shore filled the bouse before the carded the hollowness of tone, wbich rising of the curtain. is by no means natural, and still less Nov. 13. This evening, after the necessary to her. It is resorted to as tragedy of Adelgitha, a new farce was the means of giving artificial fuluess produced, entitled, “ Six Physicians; to the voice where the organ is patu or, The Patient Carried Off." The rerally slender and shrill. She has still to ception which it met with was such chasten her action, and, above all, as renders it uppecessary for us to en. to get rid of what is called pumpiug in ter into its merils ; it was a complete her passionate speeches. Her altitudes failure.
7. Othello-Paul and Virginia-Bombastes Oct. 27. Fazio-Wedding Day-Sleep Walker.
28. Clandestinc Marriage-Innkeeper's Daugh 9. Jane shore-Paul and Virginia-Miller 19. Adelgitha-Barber of Seville.
10. Clandestine Marriage-Barber of Seville.
11. Soldier's Daughter- Ditto. Nov. 2. Puint of Honour-Spoiled Child-Blue 13. Adelgitha-Six Physicians, Pzul and Vir. 3. She Would and Shc Would Not-Love, 14. Apustate-Love, Law, and Physic.
16. Jane Shore-Paul and Virginia-Tom 4. Clandestine Marriage-Barber of Seville. 5. Adelsitha---Paul and Virginia-Who Wins. 17. Closed on Account of the Death of her 6. Riyals-Critic.
Majesty till after the Puncrat
and his Men.
90. School for Scandal-Miser. SI. Gamester-Barber of Seville.
19. School for Scandal-Critic.
Law, and Phc.
Thumb the Great.