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? and £3,000,000 per annum on the immense benefit to England, in proof people of England. Independent of of wbich he quoted the following rewhich the relief of the East Iodia turn to shew the beneficial effects of trade, from the unnatural restrictions having lately enlarged our system of now imposed upon it, would be of an commerce with the East Indies.
Woollens exported to India
It was further urged that the present at large. His motion, however, was monopoly of the sugar market, granted opposed by Mr. Huskisson, and lost. to the West Indians, was nothing more On the whole, the domestic occurthan a bounty epabling and encourag rences of the month are important, as ing them to continue their slave sys evincing an incipient advance towards tem, and that upnatural state of com those enlarged principles of commerce mercial and political existence that aud of general policy, upon which the never could continue longer than it prosperity of states, and the bappiness was supported by the arm of govern- of individuals can alone be founded. ment at the expense of the community
The annals of modern France do not ment continues bold and independent present us with any campaign more worthy of their cause. The rebel, iniquitous in its objects, more inglori. Count Amarante, has been entirely ons in its results, or more mean and driven out of Portugal, and has repetty in its details than that of the treated into Spain, evidently supported Duke D'Angouleme against the Spanish by the Duke D'Angouleme. This supconstitution. The character of this port by France of a traitor in open campaign is rendered still more ridi rebellion against our ally, the King of culous by its contrast with the recent Portugal, is the beginning of those meteor-like movements of Napoleon. acts which must eventually reduce The latest accounts from France re Great Britain to the dilemma of draw. present the Duke D'Angouleme no ing the sword, or of submitting to further advanced on the 12th of May what no independent state has yet than Valladolid, whilst Marshal Mou been found mean evough to submit to, cey, harassed and endangered by Mina, If France be successful, the free conhas not been able to leave the Frontier stitution of Poringal will be as danof Catalonia ; the last accounts repre gerous to despotism in Spain, as free. sent him still at Gerona. The Marshal dom in Spain was dangerous to deshad made several movements, and had potism in France, and with such views put his whole corps in motion with possessed by France., she will have a view to drive Mina either betore him a cordon-sanitaire on the Frontiers of or into Barcelona, but that skilful Portugal; and an inflammable train of officer, well acquainted with the passes war will thus be laid between her and of the mountains, has eluded every Great Britain. effort of the French, and has again got The cause of the Greeks is prosperinto their rear, preventing their ad. ous. They have the undisputed comvance into Spain, and even threaten. mand of the Levant and Archipellago, ing the Frontiers of Fravce. The war and they are in possession of the whole in Spain may, indeed, be considered as of Peleponnesus, except three places virtually over, for the French avowedly which are blockaded, and which would built their hopes of success upon the have been in the power of the Greeks calculation of the Spaniards rising in but for relief afforded to them by Eng. their favour; so far from these views lish vessels violating the blockade. being realized, they have not been The great defect of the Greeks was joined as yet by a single Spaniard of their want of union, and of an estarank or consequence, except Abisbal blished government, but this is an evil and those who originally belonged to vot likely to be felt much longer, as a the army of the faith, and they have not representative government has been been able to raise one siugle additional convened at Napoli de Romania, to Spanish corps since their advance. The which seventy deputies have already tone of the Spanish Cortes and Govern- repaired. The establishment of a free
representative government in Greece rangement to Catherine and to Frewill have incalculable effects upon the derick the Great, and considering the whole of Asia-minor and the neigh- total want of principle, of honour and bouring Asiatic regions.
humanity exhibited by the leading Europe is evidently on the eve of powers of Europe since the downfall of some great crisis. Russia, although at Buonaparte, and viewing the attitude peace with all around her, has marched that Austria and Russia have assumed, an immensely large army to the Vis with the sentiments they have protula.-Austria, not content with her mulgated, there can be little doubt possession of Naples, has marched an that some such scheme is now in conarmy to the frontiers of Piedmont, and templation. We must conclude, by obthere is something more than mere sus. serving, that Russia has laid positive picion that she has been tampering with claim to the immense line of coast from Switzerland, with a view to possess Nootka Sound, on the western shores herself of that country as an arrondise of America, (latitude 49) through Behment of ber territory.-Since the death ring's Straits to Japan ; this is really of Maria Theresa in 1780, it is well seizing upon about the sixth of the known that the anxious desire of the globe by a mere dash of the pen ; Court of Vienna has been to possess and it evinces the rapacity, the amherself of Italy, Switzerland, and Ba bition and the total want of principle varia, and to allow Russia, as an equi in this Northern Autocrat. Such strides valent, to seek accessions of terri'ory of power may remind us of the Emperor from Poland and Turkey. The King Napoleon's frequent predictions of what of Bavaria to be compensated by the Europe had to apprehend from the Austrian Netherlands. Joseph, the pre- growing power of Russia, and from the decessor of the present Emperor of personal character of her Emperor. Germany, frequently proposed this ar
KING'S THEATRE, ITALIAN OPERA.
SINCE our last publication we have was in England before, he was par bad the pleasure of seeing on these ticularly admired for his roulades, boards the introduction of two new or the inflexions of bis iones, but performers in the ballet department, in the Opera of Otello, the music was and the re-appearance of a third in the more paihetic than florid; and he higher grade of serious opera. We infused into his uuder-tones, particuallade to Madame Anatole, Mademoi- Jarly when he had to hold long on a selle Aimée and Signor Garcia. Ma note, more of feeling than we have dame Anatole is certainly not only a lately been accustomed to hear, and fine dancer, but is to the ballet what more perhaps than the music of RosMad. de Begois is to the opera, im sini, generally speaking, admits of. parting more of intellect and a know. It has been generally observed of this ledge of the heart into her performances composer, that his music is that of the than is usually seen in the votaries of imagination rather than of the heart, Terpsichore. Although not equal to but in his Opera of Otello there was Mercandotti in beauty, she is particu- often so much of pathos, as to remind Jarly graceful, and excells her prede. us of the deeper pieces of Mozart. cessor in imparting mind and character We were by no means so pleased to her performance; considering her with the Opera, Olello, as we anticifigure, which would appear to us rather pated, perhaps this disappointment too robust, ber evolutions are eminently arose from the impossibility of removeasy, graceful and airy. We particu- ing from our minds the recollection of larly allude to the part she performs in the tragedy of our immorial Shakspeare, Alfred le Grand.-Siznor Garcia made with which it cannot bear the slightest bis re-appearance in Rossini's serious comparison. It has a few parts perhaps opera Otello; he is a tenor who ap of considerable merit, but we must peared bere five years ago, and has agree with the opinion of the public, since been engaged at the Italian that as a whole it is exceedingly heavy Opera in Paris. When Signor Garcia and fatiguing.
Aline, Reine de Golconde, the new and, io the midst of her delirium of joy, ballet pantomime, composed by M. Osmin (M. Coulon) brings intelligence Aumer, is formed upon the same story of her minister's treachery. The clash as one with a similar name, brought of arms is heard--a battle ensnesout at this theatre about eight or pine St. Phar puts himself at the head of the years ago, by M. Didelot. Aline ori. royal adherents, and is of course success ginally appeared upon the French stage ful; the unfaithful Sigiskar is vanquishas an opera, written by M. Boufflers, ed, and the qneen rewards her valiant and set to music by M. Boyeldieu, lover and defender with her hand, and where it met with great success.
The the moiety of her throne. This pantoQueen of Golconda (Madame Ronzi mime has an abundance of rich dresses Vestris) is by birth a native of France; and splendid scenery, which will supby original profession a milk-maid; on port it for a time, though we fear that the banks of the Durance she first be it will not enlarge the sphere of M. held the light of day, and there her Aumer's fame. heart was given to St. Phar (M. Agrand concert has been given at this Aumer.) Amidst the dazzling splen- theatre, in aid of the funds of the Royal dour of a throne supported by diamonds, Academy of Musick, at which nearly she never forgets her beautiful hamlet the whole profession, whatever their of Dauphiny, a picture of which she difference of sentiment respecting this conceals bebind the drapery of ber infant institution, liberally assisted. grand saloon. This she shews to Zelia The house was crowded in every part, (Mademoiselle Aimee) her confidante, and among the company were nearly after repulsivg Sigiskar (M. Bois all the distinguished leaders of the gerard) her chief minister, who has the fashionable world. The concert was temerity to aspire to her hand. A dis. perhaps inferior to an occasion intended charge of artillery announces the arri to exhibit every department of the art val of an Ambassador from France; in in the highest perfection. A selection which capacity, to the wonder and de from Dr. Crotch's oratorio of Palestine light of Aline, St. Phar presents him. occupied the 1st act. In this act the self. The Queen receives him veiled, orchestra was led by F. Cramer. In and as soon as the ceremony of a public the 2d, Spagnoletti presided, and it audience is over, she unbosoms herself consisted of a 'miscellany from Bee. to her friend Zelia ; with whom, in the thoven, Mozart, Rossini, Paer, &c. second act, she changes dresses, in Among the finest pieces were the overorder to put the constancy of St. Phar ture to Prometheus, and a Gloria in to the test. He is then invited to an ercelsis from a mass by Beethoven. entertainment given in the royal gar The introductory movement of the first dens, at wbich Zelia appears as queen, was given with full grandeur, but the and shews him the most marked atten Allegro was played with too much ration. But the attachment of the dip. pidity to be effective. The Gloria in lomatist is not to be shaken. Al his excelsis was a fine specimen of the geviews are directed towards Aline, dis. nius of the composer for vocal musick, guised as an attendant, who strives in though its beauties were unfortunately every way to attract his notice and far from being appreciated by the aurivet his affection; though-such is the dience. The public taste, it would marvellous nature of a ballet-lover! appear, is far from the sublime in muhe never recognizes his belle laitiere. sical composition, and is more attracted Zelia, still personating the queen, by a simple ballad than the finest works boldly avows her liking for St. Phar, of authors whose names must exist who receives the declaration with a re while music is a science. The third pulsive coldness, to the great happiness act was led by Mori, and comprised of Aline; and the affected displeasure Atwood's Coronation Anthem, with a of her representative. St. Phar is cast selection from Webbe, Reeye and other into a deep sleep by the influence of a modern composers.
All the singers whole bed of poppies shed over him by distinguished themselves, but we have some cbildren, in which dormant state no space for a separate notice of each. he is conveyed into a bamlet made to Mrs. Salmon's first song, from Palesimitate that wherein he plighted his tine, was languid; but an air with youthful faith. Here he awakes, and variations in the second part had the Aline appears before him in the dress full effect, both of ber silvery lones she wore when they first met. A re and power of execution, and was much cognition takes place, and the queen applauded. Braham gave a song froni clears up the mystery. Sigiskar, in Paer, with an obligato accompaniment the mean time, has not been inactive; for the horn, in his best style, but too he excites a revolt against the queen, much obscuring the melody by bis
redundancy of ornament. The chorasses were very effective. The orchestra was erected on the stage in the same manner as at the Oratorios. Mach
interest was excited by the presence of the pupils of the academy. The performance did not close till a very late hour
The success of Drory-lane Theatre, by Mr. Liston, who excited a good under its present management, has con deal of laughter at the commencement siderably exceeded that of any former by the ludicrous personation of a
We are glad to hear that its Tailor, but as the piece advanced, the present Stage Director resumes the audience manifested symptoms of disconduct of the Haymarket Company, satisfaction, which, increasing as it as Stage Manager, for two ensuing proceeded, ended in the total failure seasons; and we may justly anticipate of the attempt. In the early scenes that overflowing houses at this delight there was a very injudicious imitation ful little summer theatre will reward of the plot of Sheridan's School for the well directed talents that have so Scandal. The contrast thus provoked materially contributed to the prosperity had of course a bad effect, and was in of Drury-lane.
all probability among the prominent The long and dull opera of The causes of the failure. On the falling of Trarellers has been revived, with the curtain, Mr. Liston came forward better success than it merited. The and informed the audience, that in Chinese scenery of the last melodrama, consequence of the opinion expressed the acting of Dowton, and the singing by them, the farce should be withof Mr. Braham and Miss Stephens, drawn. gave it an attraction far beyond its in The following plays have also been trinsic merits. It has been received acted during the month, but we have with cousiderable applause by crowded not space to dwell on their merits. audiences.
The Hypocrite, Venice Preserved, A new farce has been produced, en Richard III., Cymbeline, Hamlet, titled £S 10s. Id. if Quite Convenient, and the opera of the Cabinet. The principal character was performed
The new opera, entitled Clari, or the real nature of his views, but she resents Maid of Milan, has been performed to all his offers as iosolent, and finally crowded audiences. It is said to be a makes her escape. After some adventranslation from the French, and Mr. tures she arrives at her father's house, Howard Payne is reported to be the whither she is pursued by her now petranslator. The plot, which is ex nitent lover, who lays his fortune at tremely simple, is also without any her feet and makes her his wife, to the pretension to originality; but the topic delight of her astonished relations and on which it proceeds is full of interest, of all Milan. Though there are some and, though in some parts the dialogue situations in the early scenes which hangs rather heavy, the situations soon produce considerable effect, the last awaken the attention from any languor scene is beyond comparison the most that may origivate in this cause. Clari impressive. Mr. Fawcett, who in the (Miss M. Tree), the heroine of the character of an epraged and heartpiece, is the daughter of a fariner broken father, had nothing else to do, named Rolamo (Mr. Fawcett) By the threw bis whole force into the interartifice of the Duke Vivaldi (Mr. Ab view with the daughter. He was well bott), who conceived a violent passion supported by Miss Tree at a crisis so for ber, she is brought from her hum-. important, and it is but justice to say, ble home into his splendid mansion ; that his picture of parental suffering she there resists his addresses as firmly and rage could not be contemplated as before. The most tedious portion without emotion, except by the few, of the whole mechanism of this drama if there be any, who have no sympathy is the performance of a play in the for distress. There were some inciDuke's Palace, calculated to awaken deuts (the connection of which with the feelings of his mistress to the hor. the main plot it would not be easy to rors of her situation.-The Duke ap- discover) involved in the subject, but prises Clari shortly afterwards of the as they were the means of introducing
Miss Love as a smart but accomplished her parts were appropriated to other chamber-maid, and Mr. Pearman as a actresses; then why was she engaged ? musical valet, it would be difficult to Why give her double the salary that find fault with them on the score of is given to her rivals and keep her un. consistency alone. Mr. Meadows has employed ? It has also been industri. a character which gives his talents no ously reported, that she is incapable scope, and Mrs. Vining is in the same of acting any part but that of Juliet, situation. The music is very pleasing, and these unmanly detractors point to and in some instances delightful. We the parts she performed in the Earl of never heard Miss Tree to more advan Essex and the Huguenot, as if those tage.
contemptible characters could change To those, who prefer the excellence their calumny into truth! It must, of natural genius combined with a cul however, be confessed, that Miss Kelly tivated taste, the re-appearance of disgraced her talents, and hazarded Romeo and Juliet on the stage, during her reputation when she condescendthe present month, presented a high ed
to appear in those tragedies. gratification. The appearance of Miss The night for her benefit is drawing F. H. Kelly, in the delightful Juliet, near, when the public will have an was as usual greeted with unmixed, opportunity of again fairly judging of and what is of more consequence and her abilities, and we shall see whether of rarer occurrence, unbiassed applause. there be such an anomaly in nature as Judependent of the merit of her per an excellent Juliet who is incompetent formance the audience appeared to to other characters. Venice Preserved greet her as one who had received un will be acted for Miss Kelly's benefit, merited treatment during her engage in which she will perform the character ment at Covent Garden. By some of Belvidera, and from the extreme extraordinary and unknown intluence, interest that is felt by the public there this amiable young lady and excellent can be no doubt of a numerous audiactress has not been allowed to per
who will not suffer any party form in characters for which she was influence to be exerted in order to obengaged, and for which she alone, scure her rising fame. All public chaeither at this or the other theatre, is racters of eminent merit are the proeminently qualified. The treatment perty of the country, and are peculiwhich this lady has received obliges us arly entitled to the protection of a Free to remind managers in general, that Press; we therefore heartily levd our they have no right to engage perform assistance in promoting the cause of ers of the first talents, merely, as it Virtue and Talent. would appear, to put them on the shelf, Much Ado about Nothing has been or to prevent them from acting in a repeated at this theatre, and we can rival establishment. If Drury had not but admire the classic acting of possessed this brightest star during Mr. Charles Kemble, in Benedict ; the the present season, the manager would gentlemanly elegance which was difhave made a fortune ; and her powers, fused over all his railings against joined to those of Kean and Young, would love, as well as the parts, in which he have rendered Covent Garden a perfect afterwards persuades himself that he desart. It has been said, that pre was a martyr to the passion, were adviously to Miss Kelly's engagement mirably sustained.
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