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the moment, and without the advan. We cease to weep, for tears are vain, tages of after thought, and leisure Yet shall remembrance warm the heart; corrections. In naming The Bride's Thou canst not come to us again, Dirg?.and The funereal I realh, we feel
But we shall meet, no more to part." contident of our readers' acquiescence
Page 21. in our praises, and of their deserved Many of the other lines are superior, estimation of those superior poems.
are inferior to this quotation ; “ A Truant from the Pencil to the but forning an opinion of those FuseLyre," in the pamphlet now under re real Poems, we bave not seeni, by those view, Mr. Lewis has for a while forsaken we hnve seen, it is our decided opinioa his homage of the Muse of Painting, that Mr. Lewis holds a very respectable for the worship of the Muse of Poetry, rank among those votaries of the muse, to pour his tributary lament over the who have celebrated our wational sora bier, where Britain's Princess sleeps rows in the language of Parnassus, the sleep of death. - In selecting this as In the language of the heart those sor. the only work of a similar nalure for rows have a more durable inemorial; critical investigation, we have been and memory itself must fail, before it actualed partly by a wish to make this yields the impression of what we so public record of our sentiments, and lately enjoyed, and what we now de. partly intiuenced by the very unpre- plore. Every mention of her beloved suming prologue of the author, in in- name,---every allusion to her untimely troducing the Poems themselves. fale, awakens afresh those agonising " I was not nurs d 'neath cla sic domes,
recollections, and those bitter regrets, Where l is rolls or Camus glides,
which placing before our mental vision, And the fair flower of learning blooms,
the value of what we so vainly mourn, Like summer blossom on their sides." recalls us to the sad reality of that be
reavement, which though our earthly We are, however, far from wishing trust, - Her eternal gain !
loss, is, we fondly and confidently our readers to jufer that this offering at the shrine of royalty is without
" Encompass'd in an Angel's frame
An Angel's virtues lay, faults, or that it answers our ideas of
Too soon did Heaven assert the claim, what such an offering ought to be, And call its own away. tout au contraire, though the author's
And Royal CHARLOTTE'- peerless charms undissembled modesly would alone for Can never more return! errors less venial than those which here What now shall fill her LEOPOLD's arm3? rise in judgment against its beauties. · Ilis buried CHARLOTTE's urn!" In the space of twenty-eight pages, there
GENERAL BURGOYNE. are nine Poems, all on the same distress
With this partial, but sincere apful occasion: and from the fifth of proval, we trust Mr. Lewis will feel these, entitled • An Irregular Ode," satisfied. Upon such an occasion it we give the following extract, as afford- would be invidious to point out defects, ing a favourable specimen of the poctic and we are persuaded, that he would talents of Mr. Lewis.
not accept as a compliment, any praise
which we could not honestly and cou" Yet when we lookid towards Claremont's scientiously bestow.
A Trealise on the Science of Ship-BuildAs if we had believed that Death
ing, logether with Observations on the Would surely spare so dear a breath,
Brilish Nuvy. By Isaac Blackburn, With Youth and Beauty warm."
Ship-builder, Plymouth. To One Vo. 4 Whate'er wedream'd, we waked to know lume Quarto, illustrated with upThe nation's lo- ,--the Prince's woe; wards of Ninety Figures. pp. 181. The tide of men in gloom array d,
Price 11. 58. in Boards. Britain's fair Daughter clad in shade, While the deep sounds which meet our ear, A Work upon so noble and compli. Seem'd mourning with a grief sincere.” cated a department of machinery as * Where's the line of long succession,
is that of Ship-Building, must, inMingling with unnumber'd years ? dependent of every national sensation, Broken by one sad digression,
excite considerable interest, and claim Gone for ever with our tears!
the serious aitention of every man of
cience; and the investigation of the portance of its object so justly demerits and defects of a work, embrac mands, and the execution of the plan ing all the subject is capable of afford. seems so fully to warrant. ing, must be an undertaking of 10 The most pious, as well as the most trivial difficulty.
Jearned men, bave successfully argued The exertion, however, of any great against the indiscriminate reading of mathematical knowledge is not ren the Scriptures by children, or by minds dered necessary in reviewing the Trea- wholly opinformed, though of maturer tise before us; for in place of a geo: age; and common observation must metrical deliveation of the curves and have shewa us the larguor and listlesspositiuns of the different parts of a ness with which those classes of society vessel, with demonstrations of their are found to wade through the heavy fitness for overcoming the resistance chapters which they have accidentally of the medium in which it moves, pitched upon, and eventually laying by its usual impelling power, the down their Bible, without feeling any Author has no further entered into the of those scusations of comfort or imsubject, than is sufficient, generally, provement, which they would not have to elucidate various experiments, that failed to experience, had their atten
to have been conducted with tion been drawn to those parts that great skill and accuracy, for deter were within their comprehension, and mining the forms in which a vessel more imniediately interesting to their may be built, so as to procure it the minds This objection seems to be greatest possible velocity; and, con wholly removed by the work before us: sequently, the investigation is more the regular succession of the Bible, directed to the mode of building Ships through its various books and chapters of War, than to the construction of is followed: the four Gospels are Nerchant Vessels. These enquiries, in harmonized into one beautiful history, which there are many curious partiand nothing left out, as far as our op. culars, we regret we have not room portunities of comparison have led us to insert, occupy about two thirds to investigate, which could excite the of the volume; the remainder is filled interest, or improve the mind of the up with a very elaborate enquiry into reader ;-the omissions being cither of the causes of the Dry Rot, and other parts that are redundant, or passages circumstances which have lately caused that are objectionable or unessential. such great havoc in our Navy; and we We do therefore think that this volume certainly think that the great pains and might be introduced in our Sunday ability with which Mr. Blackburn has Schools, and other religious establish attempted to arrest the progress of ments with the very best effect, and these terrible foes, entitle his work to put into the hands of artizans, and other every encouragement it can meet with, persons in the ordinary classes of life, and himself to the best thanks of every whether old or young, with the most lover of his country.
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The author attributes the prevalence of is impossible to read through this book most of those inaccuracies, which we without reproaching ourselves with bear in the general circle of society, many a failing, and the absurdity of not to the wait of kuowing belter, but them have excited a frequent smile, as from mere habit, froin the fear of ap we are herein reminded of them. Such, pearing pedantic, and from the neces. for instance, as I'm a coming, a going, sary association and intercourse that &c., justead of I ani coming, &c. Airy, takes place belween us, and the icferior for area; beadle, for beetle; bile, for classes of society, to whom it would boil; berren, for a funeral ; common sometimes be difficult to make ourselves shore, for common sewer ; drownded, for understood, were we not, in some de- drowned ; fainted away, for fainted; gree, tu assimilate our language to learn, for teach; necessiate, for necesa Theirs : we fear there is much truth in sitale; sparrow-grass, and grass, for tbis, but we likewise think that the asparagus; winder, for window; and same pains taken to correct the language an innumera!le list of others, which the of our inferiors, that we thus bestow author points out and explains with a on viliating our own, would be a very pointed eitect, In voting that chemise commevdahle improvement; and if the is now generally spoken for shift, he author of this neatly printed volume says, prudery and affectation first gave achieves this, even in a degree as be rise to the idea that it was improper for thinks he may, he will have deserved a lady to say shifl : why should it be well of two classes of society.--As to less decent than to talk of a shirl? It the obdurately vulgar, or the incorri is ridiculous to suppose that by putting gible Cockney, they must be left to it into a foreign language the word is their fate; the latter will doubtless be rendered more chaste. The mania of pleased to find that their neighbours adopting French expressions has very on the other side of the water, are much increased lately; and it is much equally open to similar improprieties of to be feared, that our ladies may, in speech. Ooe half of the work being time, think themselves authorised to devoted to Parisian Cockueyisins, by ulter, in that language, which they which it appears, that our rivals in the would blush to hear the sound of im polite, are no less so in the vulgar. It their own.
DRURY-LANE. N Monday, Dec. 15, the grand the restricted part of Suffolk, bat that
historical play of “ Richard Duke little was ably performed, particularly of York,” was perforined at this Theatre, in the parking scene with Margaret, after being a compilation from Shakespeare's his banishmeat liad been pronounced Henry VI. ; where the contention be. by the King. The labours of Oxberry tween York and Lancaster first bursts and Harley might be spared in a consiforth, until the defeat of the former by derable degree, for neither Jack Cade the Queen. The piece is overloaded nor Peter are very amasing characters with this mass of incident which bears in the manner they are here introduced, it down ; obe plot comes close upon but scen brought in for the purpose the heels of another, which are chiefly only of giving a smack of the original. unfolded in narrative. Kean, as the The “acling part of the Piece was Duke of York, sustained the principal well conducted throughout. The dresses weight of the play ; we thought hiin, were superb, and the performance was in many scenes, unusually great. May well received by a more crowded house wood personated the King, with judge than we have witnessed this season. ment and correctness, and gave to the Dec. 26. A new Pantomimic Ro. soliloquy, upon the field of battle, a mance, entitled “ Harlequia Vision, or pathos which would have been credita. The Feast of the Statuc”-succeeded ble to an older and more experienced this evening, the tragedy of " George actor. Mrs. Glover, as Queen Margaret, Barnwell." It is founded on the story shewed a just conception of the charace of Don Juan, and comprises the leading ber. Mr. Rae bad' but little to do in adventures of that celebrated libertines
but it differs from the original in this, converted into a kitchen grate, with a that the whole is supposed to be a fire briskly burning in it, which gives the dream, which Mercury has conjured up Clown an inpleasing bint, a posteriori, in order to warn Don Juan from his was also cleverly executed A tournaevil courses. The pantomime com ment scene, in which the combatants mences with a view of the council hall are deprived of their heads and legs, of Pluto, which is exceedingly well displayed considerable ingenuity. The painted, and has a novel and striking Clowri formed a sort of army out of the effect. The father of Don Juan appears disjoined inaterials, by placiug a head before the infernal tribunal -and in on each pair of legs, and selling the consequence of his earnest prayer, Mer- trunks upright. This extraordinary cury is dispatched to earth, and pro battalion, one half consisting of heads ceeds to Don Juan's garden, whom he and legs, the other of bodies and thighs, discovers in his flow*r-woven arbour,” paddled off the stage with more gravity sleeping away the fumes of his last de than grace. The puble were, on this bauch. lle waves his caduceus over the occasion, gratified with two Harlequins head of Don Juan, and produces llie ex and two Columbines. The former were traordinary dream which forms the bus represented by Mr. Ridgway and Mri siness of the pantowime. Don Juan, Ilartland, the latter by Miss Tree and alias Harlequin in imagination, murders Miss Valancy. They displayed unwea. the Commandant-flies his country- ried activity throughout the eveningmakes love to all the women lie mecls and entered into the spirit of the enterand is finally surprised at a fcast by the taioment so completely, that the bustle Commandant's ghost. He is taken of the scene was never suffered to subacross the Styx by that “ grim ferry- side. Miss Valancy danced a lively pas man, whom poets talk of”-and is orul in a very animated and graceful about to be consigned to the Tartarian
Mr. Paulo's Clown is exceló gulf, when Mercury appears and dis. lent. Ile went through the various Solves the charm. The astonished Don comic evolutions which form the ese Joan awakes, and finds “'twas but a sence of the character, with extraordidream.” It has, however, such a pow nary vigour. The scenery is painted in erful effect on his mind, that he repents a manner highly honourable to the of his former follies--begs forgiveness talents of the artists employed in that of his wife, Donna Elvira, whom he department. The Palace and Gardens bad abandoned—and, accompanied by of Don Pedro-Don Juan's Villa-and hier, proceeds to the Palace of Pleasure, the interior of a Banquet Saloon—are where all the Heathen Gods and God- equal to any specimens we ever saw in desses receive the happy pair will that branch of painting. The music, shouts of congratulation. - Much fancy by Mr G. Lanza, is composed in a is displayed in the arrangement of this better style than generaily characteris: paniomine. The scenery is beautiful, pantomime music. It is, we think, of and the tricks amusing. Productions of ivo refined a description to please the this description are necessarily hurried lovers of pantomime-who are rarely forward, and to that hurry we attribute contented unless the trumpet, bassoon, the want of cclerity and accuracy in trombone and double-drum, are conproducing some of the transformations, stantly in requisition.—The pantomime in changing one or two of the scenes, was well received by a very crowded which, for a moment, damped the plea- audience. sure of the audience.
A very fiille
Dec. 29. Southero's tragedy of practice will prevent the recurrence of “ Oroonoko" was represented at this such aukward niistakes; and these theatre on Saturday. In the absence being avoided, the pantomime must of Kean, the principal character was prove a source of considerable amuse sustained by Mr. Wallack. ment to those who are fond of this tation which the former gentleman bas species of exhibition. Amongst the best carned in this part is certainly not so tricks in the piece was the transforma eminent as to render it hazardous for dion of an old woman into a table and the latter to stand in competition with á: couple of chairs. It was cleverly him. Oroonoko is too humble in his managed, and created much laughter. ambition, too weak in his love, : too The transformation of a chest into a unsteady in his misfortunes, to assosofi, on which the Clown scats bim- ciate with the ardent genius of Kean. wil, and which is immediately after wads Tbe chain of slavery bows down his
miro as well as his body, and though ner that will never be surpassed in that, the aspirations of that mind are natu. or in any other character, we saw Mr. tally boble, they yield to the dictates Johnston to a great disadvantage. Nor of his destiny with less reluctance than did his style of acting remove our first becomes a man who bas once felt his impression. The energy was rather an right to liberiy. Such a being can exaggeration of force than the outburst. never find a faithful representative in ing of strong passions; and is. The action Kean, whose peculiar power is to pour. and gesticulatiou there was more of tray those mighly combats among the theatrical melo-drame thou of nature. passions which wayward circumstances Jan. 20. The “ Belle's Stratagem" ekindle, and to exhibit pot such a was revived this evening, and a young soul as Oronooko's, shrinking within Lady of the name of Smithson, from the measure of its chains, but a soul re the Dublin Theatre, made her first apsolved to burst them asooder. It hap pearance in London as Letitia Hardy. pens, therefore, fortunately for Mr. As far as we can decide, she promises Wallack, that full possession of this to be an acquisition to the con pany. character has not been yet engrossed Her person is tall and well formed, by a popular actor, and the more so, her countenance is handsoine. She is because be seems destined to make it naturally graceful in her action, but his owo property if he please. His perfectly capable of assuming the awkperformance this evening was hy far wardness which some of the situations ibe most successful exertion we have required. The chief objection which yet seen him make. There was upi. we felt to her performance applies to form propriety in his conception, and that branch of the character, if we may is his colouring copiousne
be allowed the expression, which per. superfluity.
haps, upon the whole, sbe performed Dec. 30. A Young Lady made her the best -- we allude to the broad comic first curlesy, or raiber bow, to a part. This appeared to us, in some London audience, in the Widow Brady. iostances, a little overacted ; it was, This chvice of a part for debut evinces however, conceived and executed with at least one requisite for the stage-mo- spirit. The speaking voice is rather dest assurance; and we rejoice to say, distinct than powerful, and she gave that the young lady displayed, through- the song of Where are you going my out the piece, the most ample posses- pretty Maid” in a style more reinarka sion of this qualification, of which it able for bumour than sweetness. We i but justice to add, there is no de- do not mention it as in either sense feieocy among the female performers enhancing much the merit of her first of Drury Lane. Her body is scarcely undertaking. The Minuet de la Cour $u well suited as her mind to exhibition was substituted for the song at the in male attire, bot wiib a pleasing coun. masquerade, and her fine figure and tenance aud voice (though the latter is graceful moveinents were displayed to saiher faint and indistinct) she went to advantage. a little more acquaintance lerably spiritedly through the character. with our Theatres, and confidence in
Jan. 16. This evening the “Chil. herself, will probably encourage her to dren in the Wood” was revived, with higher efforts, and qualify her to asMr. H. Joboston as Walter. With a sume no inconsiderablc rank in the provivid recollection of the joimitable Vession she has selected. Mr. Dowion's Bannister in this part. and especially on Hardy was of course admirable, and that might on which be took his leave the play was announced for repetition of the stage, and, excited by his feelings with applause. sa the occasivu, performed it in a man
14. Lilipui Tale of Mystery-Ditto 31. Lilliput-Falls of Clyde-Ditto.
15. Riciard Duke of York-Dirto.
16. Lilliput-Children in the Wood-Ditto. Jan. 1, Lilliput-Falls of Clyde-Ditto.
17. Town and Conuy-Ditto,
29. Lilliput-Children in the Wond-Ditto. 2. Nex Way to pay Old Debis-Ditto.
24. A New Way to pay Old Dchib.-Ditto. Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIII. Jun. 1818.
the Feast of the Statue.
10. 12. 19.
Richard Duke of York-Ditto
5. Dito Ditto.
19. Macbeth -Ditto.