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formed to the contemplation of these tir declared, with all the grimace of domestic tragedies, and whose fame has a French dancing-master, she had often suffered by inconsiderate compa- les plus jolis pieds dans le monde. Oh! risons wbicb have placed her in parallel she was tres charmante-trés aimable, with the enlightened and humanized and would soon surpass any other pupil sovereigns of more modern days, ra: he ever had. Oh, he exclaimed, vous ther than with the stern and arbitrary dancez comme une Auge: we are not Tudors, her barbarous predecessors." quite sure that angels dance, but Mon
To these extracts we bave only to ap- sieur Soutir thought it an angelic acply a remark made by Queen Elizabeih quirement. Alas, Laura! what is be. jo one of her progresses, when ber Ma. come of all the humility and self-abasejesty, being much pleased with the com- ment your good friend Lady Frances pleteness and fair proportion of the man- Rose strove so indefatigably to inspire sion in which she had received inost hos. you with? What is become of your pitable entertainment, pithily summed love of useful, active employmentsup her commendation in one word your judicious application to the best by declaring, that it was worthy to of studies, your bible bistory, and the receive the name of Satis.
best of poets-all, all forgotten, or only remembered long enough to draw a
blush across your still ingenuous cousCorrection : A Novel. 3 vols. 1318.
tenance.” Taz object of this work is to enforce the necessity of implanting fixed prin. ciples in the infant miod—in other Lellers on English History, for the words, of making religion and morality
Use of Schools. By J. Bigland, Authe basis of education. The following
thor of Letters on Ancient and Modern passage offers, we believe, po exaggera
Hislory. 1817. tion of the criminal neglect which is here justly represented as a dereliction This is an admirable elementary work, of parental duly.
which the author has correctly stated to When Laura first joined the family be an attempt to render the study of of Lady Frances, she had no knowledge English bistory easy and agreeable to of religious duties—she had never been youth, and it is arranged in the form of in a church in her life-or ever seen any an epistolary correspondence, with apthing like family worship; and had she propriate relections on transactions been asked who was her Maker, she and events, in order to render it attracwould have given an answer similar to tive as well as instructive. In every that giveu to the author of these pages, department of education, it is necesby a child of the same age, the daughter sary that the pupil should begin with of a person of high distinction.-" I the elements and outlines of science, don't know-Nurse, I suppose-and she without being perplexed with minute made my brother too.”
details. To iinpress thesc elements oni We heartily recommend this novel to the mind, and render its impressions perthe perusal of mothers. Of the style manent, Mr. Bigland divides the letters we have a familiar specimen, in the fol into distinct articles, subjoining to each lowing passage, which prescuts ibe he. a collection of questions for the exami. roine at a fashionable school.
nation of popils. “ lo spite of Laura's delermination to By this method," observes Mr. Big. hate every thing in this establishment, land, * the instructor will be enabled, surrounded by the magic circle of Mat. with very little trouble, to ascertain teriog accomplishments, beauty, and the degree of attention with which the high-sounding titles, she soon became pupil has perused his lesson. If it be dol only reconciled, but pleased - Sig. found that lie does not remember what Dora Barrini assured her she had the he has read, hisaliention may be immemost beautiful hand in the world -- Sig. diately recalled to any parlicular ariiclo nora Squalini protested thal her voice by numerical reference; and the very was harmony itself; that such a voice act of recurrence will contribute to lix from such an angel mouth, and aided by the subject in his 19emory.". the proper use of such intelligent eyes, We cordially approve of this suge would charm all hearts, and fascinate gestion, ibe willing of which we have all ears ; she would rival oven Lady been enabled to verify from actual Bab Crotchet herself. Mopsicur_Sau- 'espericuco.
Sophia ; or, the dangerous Indiscretionand while in this office, be is some
A Novel, founded in Facis. 1818. moned to attend the dying bed of a TAE object of this novel is to warn
stranger, who proves by her confes females of the lower class of the dangers sion to be his long-lost Ethelled. This to which they are peculiarly exposed; story is supposed to be related by Ad
helm to his Sacristao Edwellyo, on the an object in itself sufficienily merito rions to inspire esteem and command grave of Ethelfed. attention. The author has contrived to
The poem before us, as far as it repder the story equally useful and inte regards the composition, is defective resting ; and the conclusion is charac. rather in perspicuity than in language terised by traits of pathos which we
it opens with a description of rustic bave seldom discovered in similar pul sports, and from these it too suddenly lications.
withdraws the mind, to involve it in a tale in which it cannot immediately
sympathise, because it cannot imme. The Adverlicement: or, Twenty Years diately comprehend it. The verse, alAgo. 3 vols. 1818.
though in some places beautiful, is This novel is in the old-fashioned in others distorted' by breaks and half Style of sound morality, and may at lines ; which, however effective they least be read without injury, if not with may.prove in a fragment, are certainly advantage.
to be more restrained in the narrative of a cootinued poem : if to these te.
marks be added our censures on the Adhelm and Ethelfled : A Melrical anachronisin of placing Anglo Saroa Slory. By J. J. Ripley, Esq. 8vo. names in a poem of the fourteenth
century, the wbole of our critical duly From the title of this poem, any one
will be performed.- to order, on the unacquainted with its contents would other hand, to give an idea of the merit immediately conclude it to relate to of this poem, we have, almost al rana period of Saxou history. On reading dom, extracted the following passage: the advertisement, however, this sup
the ideas of which, it will readily be position will be entirely removed : for seen, are drawn from the writings of we are there informed, that it is fixed the Greek poet, Moschus, and St. Paul. in the iniddle of the fourteenth cen- “ And sha!l we not to kindred dust tury, when Richard, Duke of York, Our loveliest and mot graceful trust? gucceeded the Duke of Bedford as The lat is universal-one Regent of France. The original scene For every tribe beneath the sun : of ihis tale is laid in Wiltshire, the plot For man, of the terrestrial frame is carried on principally in that county, Vicegerent Absolate, the same. and the time which the real action occu.
Not renovate, except he fade, pies is one evening.
Like seeding flower, or fruitful blade, Ethelfed is an orphan heiress, to whom He in the bed of earth is sowa,
The vegetable law his owo, Adhelm in his youthful days was len- Changed from the form with which he rell, derly attached : their love was mutual; To perfect incorruptible. but Lord Harold, the feudal gnardian of There his unconscious limbs recline Ethelfled, refused bis consent to the Within their consecrated shrinemarriage. Adhelm immediately pro- Caressingly the south wind blows cured from the Regent of France, ali
O’er his pavilion of repose ready mentioned, a cominand for Ethel The dew falls in as soft a shower ted to become his bride: but on his
As water d Eden's sigless bower,
And planets of benignant sphere return to England, her bower is found
Have bappy influences there." deserted, and ber guardian relates 10 the Duke an artful tale concerning her It is, however, but little favour 10:19 marriage to another. Adhelin, in the author to multiply extracts from bis greatest distress of mind, and guided works, otherwise there are several pas. by a secret influence, pursues his love snges which might with much propriely. until he discovers her united to one, be inserted; but while we give Mr. R. whom they had formerly encountered this deserved praise, we would wish and entertained in Ethelfed's dwelling our remarks to answer that end for, at Severnec. Thus disappointed, Ad- which all criticism is inlended ; namely, kelin retires from the world, and be the production of something superius. conve3 Prior of Braden Monastery; to the publication reviewed.
DRURY-LANE. TUNE 80th. Since our last, Benefits collectively and individually, have been
have been the order of the day; we most liberalig bonoured with the ap. are therefore, by custom, precluded probativo of a generous and discrimi. from noticing the various representa- nating public, always their most grati. tions which the public have patronized fying reward. according to the merit of the parties. " I now, Ladies and Gentlemen, for This evening the Theatre closed for myself, and the Company in general, the season, and on the droppiug of the beg leave once more io offer our side curtain, Mr. H. Jobustone came for- cere thanks, and to assure you, that ward and addressed the audience nearly although the success of the present, has as follows:
been, from the peculiar circumstances “ Ladies and Gentlemen,
of the tines, less, in point of emolu“This evening being fixed upon to ment, than that of some preceding terninate the season of dramatic per- seasons, our exertions will not be re. formances at this Theatre, perinit me laxed during the recess; and we hope, most respectfully to return you thanks with confidence, to meet our patrons for that share of your patronage you with a prospect of the success it will have so kindly condescended to bestow ever be oar inost anxious study to de. on our zealous endeavours to merit serve at your hands, and we most res. your applause.
pecifully take our leave till the next “I can truly assert, that the efforts of the Drury Lane Company, both
PERFORMANCES. 1811. June 85. Love in a Village-Innkeeper's Daughter. 27. Alexander the Great-Midnight Hour. 26. Every one has liis Pauli-Targ on shore
29. Jalan Bull--Falls of Clyde. Tom Thumb the Great.
30. Belle's Stratagem-The Magpie."
COVENT GARDEN. JULY 6. This evening, a new Farce, wards the end; when the master of a called" Who con I be ?" was produced supposed runaway, who had left his at this Theatre. The plot may, per. house but a few hours before, could haps, be described in fewer words ihan swear to his livery, but not withstavd. would ever suffice on any former occa ing his sight was so excellent, could siou.
not perceive it was worn by the M jur, Tom Fudge, whose master, a Major and pot by the bumpkin Timorny. in the arıny, believes he has shot a The business wanted povelty, interest man in a duel, sleals the livery of was not attempted; and the last scene, Timothy Flat while he is asleep and which passes before a uon-descript tri: drunk, and persuades him to assume bunal, was found too long. In cunseboth the dress ayd the naine of the quence of these defects, the good for. Major when he awakes. The clown is tune of the first act did not extend to in consequence apprehended, and is in the second, and but a moderate harvest some trouble, when news 'arrives that of applause was gained when the cur. the person supposed to be killed is alive, tain fell. The Duke and Duchess of and the Major who had taken up the Cambridge and suile were present during character of Timothy Fint, on receiving the performance. God save the King this intelligence makes bimself known, was sung on the stage at the end of the aud Timothy thus gets out of the scrape, play, which was Romeo and Juliet, the and promises to marry a young woman
last time of Miss O'Neil's performing who had previously won his heart. the latter character, in which she has
The first act of this trifle presented acqnired so high a reputation, some laughable situations, and pro- JULT 16. This evening this Thealre mised more; but it became very insi terminaled its performances for the soa. pid, and intolerably extravagant to sos, which bas proved a very successful Lurop. Mag. Vol. LXXIV. July 1818.
one, with Rob Roy, and The Miller and merous, and with very few exceptions his Men; at the close of wbich, Mr. have been successful. Three new tra. Fawcet addressed the audience nearly gedies, from the peas of different as follows:
authors, have been greatly admired “ Ladies and Gentlemen,
for their classical and poetical beauties; “ The ternination of this season and their success in representation is a calis forth the most grateful acknow. proof that this high species of compoledgments from the proprietors, for the sition is not lost in this country; and liberal patronage they have continued most grateful are the proprietors to the to receive, at a time wheu many events public, who have taste to appreciate have occurred, which have proved con- and to reward such distinguisbed talent. siderable drawbacks to tbe property of “ Ladies and Gentlemen; until MonTheatres, condurted on a scale of ex- day, the 7 th of September, the proprie. pense commensurate to the dignified lors respectfully bid you farewell! support of the national draina in the Your encouragement of their efforts metropolis of the empire. Your kind during this season, is a fresh stimulus ness has stamped the popularity of the to their exertions for the next; and company. Your presence has evinced they trust they shall re-opeo the 'Theatre the high estimation of public accommo- with an accession of povelty in per. dation in Covent Garden Theatre, and formers and performances, which will thus bas enabled the proprietors suc- merit the continuance of your approv. cessfully to contend against their op- iog favor. posing difficulties; and the receipts of “ For the performers, Ladies and the season have rewarded them with Gentlemen, I have only to reiterate a profit, which, taken on an average, their expressions of gratitude for your is equal to all their wishes and expecta- unceasing, kind, and cheering indul. tions.
gence; and until the time of the re“ The new method of lighting and opening, they humbly take their leave.” ventilating the Theatre, which they The Duke and Duchess of Kent were had the honor to introduce, has an. present, and the customary honours swered so completely, that not only paid them ; the Duchess is an interest , has it been adopted partially in Theatres ing woman of easy and affable manners; bere, but oo ibe Continent measures she looked around her as if she exare now taken to bring it into general pected to find in every face that of a
friend, and seemed as much at home as " The revivals and new pieces pro. if she bad been born among us; thin duced during the season have been pu. was not lost upon the audience.
PERFORMANCES. 1818. dune es. Siege of Belgrade - Apollo's Festival-Hus. 6. Romeo and Juliet-Who can I be? band and Wives.
7. Artaxerxes-Child of Nature-Harlequin 26. The Stranger--Forty Thieves.
A. The Slare-Miller and bis Men.
9. Bellamira-La Chasse-Who can I be! 29. Venice preserved-Harlequin Gulliver.
10. She Stoops to Conquer-John of Paris.. 30. Cymbeline--- Aladdin.
11. Speed the Plough - Killing no Murder. Joely 1. The Exile-Russian Festival-The Libera 19. The Apostate-Harlequin Gulliver. tine.
14. Guy dlannering-X.Y.z. 2. Rob Roy-La Chasse-X. Y. Z.
15. Isabella--The Libertine. 3. Belle's šuratagem-Bombastes Furioso.
16. Rob Roy Macgregor-Miller and his Ma. 4. Merchant of Venice-Rosina,
ENGLISH OPERA-HOUSE. JUNE 26. The pleasant opera of Love plicity, which especially in a singer, is in a l'illage was revived, in wbicb Mrs. always pleasing to a London audicoce. H. Kemble made her appearance in the Ms. Harley performed the part of character of Rosella. Her voice is ex- Hodge, a pari so differeut from the tremely powerful, but very deficient in siilo of characters we have generally
, tender expression ;-get she only re- seen bim in, that we were surprised and quires practice and cultivation to ren- pleased with bis natural yet comic deder ber a great acquisition to thesc Jineation of it. Messrs. Pearman, boards. Her actiog is not very exube. Broadburst, and Isaacs, sang with great ant, but it possesses the charm of sim. effect. Miss Kelly gave an admirable
picture of rustic ignorance, in the cha- notice, that the effect of the sbrubbery racter of Madge, without that revolt is this year far superior to last season : ing cuarseness which is sometimes it is supplied from the extensive nurshown by our representatives of country series of Messrs Cormack and Son, New lasses and boydens. The managers of Cross, and does their taste much credit. this theatre proceed with a spirit worthy JULY 14. A new Operatta called the of the patronage which they receive, “ Bull's Head,” was performed for the aud we doubt oot, will fiud the present first time. It is a short piece of a very a successful season.
light character, but not withoutinterest ; JULY 7. This evening the comic and the reception which it met with opera of The Duenna was performed, was favorable, and not undeserved. The in which Miss Carew made her first story is simple. Caplain Lovell, in love appearance on these boards in the cha- with Julia, is of course most anxious to racter of Clara. This young lady's possess her. She, with ber mother, merits are so well known to the public, being on their way to Batb, passes from the great success which rewarded through Marlborough, the place of his her exertions at Covent Garden Theatre, uncle's residence. A smart servant of that it is uonecessary for us to enter the Captaiu's, proposes to represent into a minute description of them. On the house as an ioo, for the purpose of this occasion she met with a most fat.
attracting the young lady to it. With tering reception. Her voice, always this view, he converts the head of one of powerful, seemed to us to have consi- his master's ancestors, by a few touches derably improved since her secession of the pencil, into a Bull's Head, wbich from the winter theatre, and in this is exhibited as a sign. The ladies then small house was every thing that could make their appearance. Mr. Jereminh be wished. “ When snble Night,” was Brag, another lover of Miss Julia, ar. deservedly encored; and her first song rives at the same house; and after in the third act received the same some proof of cowardice on the part of honour. “Adieu thou dreary Pile," the latter gentleman, and some einbarshe executed in a manner that demanded rassment occasioned by the ovexpected universal admiration, and the whole appearance of the Uncle, the Captain performance went off with the utmost is upited to Julia. The dialogue and eclál.
incidents were tolerably lively and amus“ La Perouse” was the afterpiecc. ing; and this little piece was given out It is revived with great splendor, and for repetition amidst universal expresintroduces some excellent new scenery. sions of applause. The American Indian Warriors are July 21. This evening a new serio. brought forward in it, and contributed comic-bombastic-operatic prelude was materially to its success. Their on. produced, entitled “ Docior Bolus." couth extravagant gestures, strange The string of descriptive epithets which noises, and even their very awkwardness prelude the title of this piece, make it on the stage, tbrew an interesting reali- unnecessary for us to give any lengthty into the scene, which lifts the whole ened explanation of its character. It performance above the level of ordinary will be sufficient to say, that it is ona stagé exbibitions. Allogether the piece of the best burlesques produced for many, was well cast, and its judicious revival years; and is, in fact, inferior to no. cannot fail proving highly beneficial to ihing of the kind which we have wit. the Theatre. We must not omit to nessed on any of our stages.
-The Padlock. 29. Beggars' Opera-18 He Jealous-Ballet Di
vertissement, Native American Indians. $o. My Uncle-The Padlock-Native Aineri.
can Indians. July
1. Free and Easy-Wanted: a Governess
Ferouse. 9. The Duenna-Ditto. 10 Free and Easy-Fire and Water-Ditto. II. Duena-Ditto. 13. Beggars' Opera-Ditto. 14. Bull'. Head-My Aunt-Ditto. 15. Beggars' Opera- Ditto. 16. The
Bull's Head-Bacheloro' Wirele Diito.