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he had raised up the poor man, but the looked round them ; but though on one light was so faint that he could not distin- side, the clouds had cleared away, and guish the features. There was no one the rich amber of a morning sky rose in near to supply the man's place at the spreading Instre above the waves, which pump; Arthur called loudly, but in vain, reflectcd the colour, and sparkled as if for assistance, he knew not whether the laughing at so brilliant a change, yet the man might be dead; he could not bear to horizon on the other side was still veiled leave one who might be his brother; the by deep and dusky mists.” pump also was neglected, so Arthur laid the man down at his feet, and took his They escape to land with a female place at the pump. The storm continued prisoner and child, and after much disto rage violently, and daylight began to tress reach Port Jackson, where Arbreak; Arthur looked down, but the poor thur rents a piece of land, to which fellow, though his body was often moved his brother, the woman and infant, by the violent rocking of the vessel, be are attached as labourers. The health trayed no symptoms of life. Arthur bent of Lawrence declines rapidly, in conforward again to gaze on the face, but he sequence of a hurt he had received could not yet distinguish a feature : he during the tempest; and the story turned away; and while he continued pumping with all his strength; he called proceeds thus to it's conclusion :-up his soul, and strove to prepare it for " The cottage of Arthur was situated death, by fixing it's every power in deep on a small plain, at the summit of a perand fervent prayer. The poor man began pendicular hill rising at once from the sea; to recover slowly, but Arthur perceived it was necessary to climb the hills above it not, he hardly knew were he was, and this plain to enter it, for there was no ap

gazing round, he saw, yet hardly noticing proach from beneath : most of the encir. him, that a person was standing at the cling hills also, that rose above it, were abpump: he lay in a sort of dreaming wake- rupt precipices; but one little sloping valfulness, gazing at the person above him: ley seeming to follow all the fanciful wan. by degrees the light encreased and he derivgs of a bright and murmuring stream, saw, for Arthur had thrown off part of widened towards the entrance of the the dress which he had worn as a disguise, plain : the stream there turned away be. that he might be enabled to exert himself neath rocks and hanging woods in silence better, some one near him, of whose coun and shade, winding about in every directenance he had a confused recollection; tion as it to avoid the precipice over which he looked again, and beheld a glance it at last fell. Lawrence would sit for earnestly fixed on him: with a cry of joy, whole days near this stream, either readhe sprang up, but would have fallen, hading or silently meditating ; sometimes he not his brother caught him in his arms; would weep bitterly; but oftener, partihe fell again, but he fell weeping upon cularly as his death drew near, he would his brother's shoulder. Arthur could not look up, when his brother approached, speak; he only looked at his brother, and smile. He was very fond of the litwho hung round bin with the affection of tle child, whose mother had been hired a child: he recollected the danger of the by Arthur as his servant; he would take ship; and fondly clasping Lawrence with the infant out with him, and watch her one arm, he continued to pump with the as she lay on the grass at his feet: the other; he was uncommonly strong; but child learned to love him for his smiles his powerful arm was beginning to fail, and gentle ways, and was never so happy though Lawrence had quitted his support, as when near him. One morning, he when Mr. Russel came to them. He saw took the child out at an early hour: the the situation of the brothers, and said day was very sultry, and the weather, to Arthur, * I will be useful in your with the fatigue of carrying the little place if you will allow me, go to your bro- girl, made him feel weaker than he had ther, for I see that your long wished for ever been before : he sate down, under meeting has taken place, and even in this a large tree near his favourite stream, hour of danger and death, such a meet with the child in his arms, but he almost ing must be very joyful.' Arthur pressed instantly fainted: the child fell, but she the hand of his friend, and looked lis was not hurt, and only looked up at him thanks, as he again flung himself into his and laughed ; finding that Lawrence did brother's arms. For a short time they not notice her, she crept away. He was gave way to their overflowing feelings. roused by her cries, and beheld her sinks Suddenly the whole ship struck violently, in the stream. He sprank up and saved with a thundering crash; and a loud cry of her with much difficulty. The stream horror burst from the crew. Every one was not very deep: had Lawrence beeu rushed on deck: the storm had nearly in good health, the exertion would have ceased; and the violence of the waves been trilling; it now hastened his death; was gradually subsiding; the brothers he had no sooner given the intant to her

mother, then he agrin fainted, and the There will be a new Heaven and a new bi ad gushed from his mouth and pose. earth, and man alone will be preserved The next morning, Lawrence whispered from the general destruction. He cantu bis brother, who bad sate up with him not return to me, but I shall go to him.” all night, “Dear Arthur, take me out into “ As Arthur stood, the only mourner the tresh air once more, and let me see over the grave of his brother, he wept the chuld.' The mother brought her little when the well remembered words were girl asleep in her arins : the child awoke, read, "Spare me a little, that I may re201 was beginning to cry; when she per cover my strength, before I go hence, ceived Lawrence, she stretched ont her and be no more seen. Those words were arms to him, and offered her smiling alone engraved on the humble tombstone thonth to be kissed.--Arthur carried out of Lawrence Western.-his brother to the lawn before the cottage, “Whose portraits are these, grandand supported him in his arms: Lawrence mother?' said a little boy to an old lady, tried to speak, but he was unable; he re as be stood before a picture of two young pertedly moved his hand; at last, with an men; • Mother, will you tell me?' be coneriort be pointed to the sky, and then tinued, turning round, for the old lady looked at his brotaer; his look told Ar- had not answered him. His grandmotaar all that he would have said; he was ther was weeping. The child thought perierils sensible to the last, and he he had acted wrongly, and looked up to set med to hear every word of his brother's his mother, blushing deeply, and in siprayer, as he lay and gazed up at Arthur's lence, askin by a look, what he had countenance, till death fell upon him like done? I am not angry with you, Arsleep.

thur,' said the old lady, ‘ you are not - The fresh morning air waved the old enongh yet to weep for joy. That is branches of the trees under which the the picture of two brothers. The youn. brothers had been lying, and the cool ger brother, whose hair is so bright dey fell in a crystal shower over them. and who appears to speak so earnestly The can rose fialning above the horizon, that the colour on his cheek deepens as and it's rich trembling rays wanioned it did in yours, when you came in this throngh the shade over the pallid coute. morning from running throngh the snow, Danee of the corpse ; it sparkled in the was, then only twenty years of age, conden drops which hung on the thick hair, demned to leave his country for acting and which mingled with the cold drops wickedly. The elder brother was then of death-sweat upon the marble forehead; about to become a clergymau ; and was even the glowing colour of some flowers engaged to be married to a young lady which grew near in gay luxuriance, were, whom he loved very much; but he gave reflected on the conntenance, and fitting up his opportunities of becoming rich, and varying, as the blossoms were moved and what many considered to be his hapby the breeze, they gave a mockery of life piness; and lett England with his guilty to it. Arthur observed all this, his mind but penitent brother, to live, almost in dwelt upon every, the least circumstance poverty, among persons who had been which marked ont so strongly the contrast sent out to that distant land, as a punishof all that seemed young and fresh, and ment for almost every sort of crime.' "I radiant with life, with cold, senseless, am sure I should love that brother,' interhaggard death: he was too agonized to rupted the child. I am sure you do love weep; but he tried to raise his thoughts. him,' said the old lady: 'He is your Fa. to another world, he tried to tear them ther!'from the body of his brother and to follow bis soul. • All this must pass away,' he, at last, said to himself, yes, even this sky

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DRURY LANE. JAN. 28. A long talked of Tragedy, deceives his master and saves Theowith a long title, though destined to a dora, whom Owen is informed has short career, was produced for a first eloped from Madloc's custody. In destime this evening. It's magnificent pair he rushes to battle and is defcated; appellation was “ Owen, Prince of when, on his retreat to Madoc's castle, Pouys; or, Welsh Feuds." and our he discovers his lady-love alive and Teaders will readily believe how well, and exposes his friend's treawholly and solely Mr. Kean was the chery. More trumpeting and drumhero, when we inform them that the ming now epsue, when Theodora is drania was introduced to the Theatre accidentally wounded by a stray through his interference, and per arrow, and dies, soon after which formed at his recommendation, the Owen receives his Coup de Grace, and author being unknown even in the though he walked and talked for a very penetralia of the Green Room. The long while after receiving bis mortal fable of a play, yawned at for two wound, at last, he died too; Madoc's evenings, and withdrawn after the head having been previously cleft by third, has scarcely a claim to des him behind the scenes. Owen's death cription, but custom is imperative, being the catastrophe, thus ended the and for the edification of our friends Tragedy. There were several other we sulmit; merely premising, that characters whom we have not enumethe plot is historical, and that we are rated, but they were of no importance, utterly anable to do more than give a and had but little either to do, or sketch of wbat none of the audience talk about. The poetry of the piece seemed thoroughly to comprehend. was in some instances tolerable, but Our English Henry's entrée into Cam- in none splendid, plagiarisms of whole bria to punish the Welsh Radicals, lines from Shakspeare, down to the being met with determined opposition Tragedy of “ Tom Thumb,were too by Oxen, Prince of Powys, a sort of frequent to escape detection, and bush-fighting warfare ensues, in which though the novelty of the toute ensemble either party are alternately, trium was little, the interest was much less. phant. "Previous to venturing his The actors acquitted themselves inPrincely person in the fight, Owen finitely better than their characters conimits his beiroihed Theodora to the deserved, and would doubtless have care of Marloc, who evinces his friend- given vitality to the picce, had posship, hy making fierce love to the sessed any vigour of it's own. Kean lady the moment he has departed. as Owen gave all the effect of which Theodora very properly repulses his the part was capable, though his cosamatory inclination, upon which Tudor tume of real chain mail, had an efl'ect is ordered to drown the lady as an ex which will, we think, preclude his ample to snch of her sex, as know not adopting it again very speedily. how to behave to a gentleman. Tudor Cooper as Madoc acted with much Eur. Mag. Vol. 81. Feb. 1822.

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judgment, and Penley in Tudor left us of the Prince's birth-day, the unfortunothing to complain of but his picbald nate girl makes her escape, and doublet of goat-skins, giving him every plunges into a canal in the presence appearance of a Welsh Robinson Cru- of the assemblage ; she is taken up soe ; or, rather as a little girl in the and brought in expiring in her father's next box to us, enquired if he was arms, and all is terror, confusion, and not, - a wandering billy-goat on his despair

. This is a melancholy story, hindlers. The reryremarkably named but it has considerable interest, and, Welsh heroine Theodora, was given to with it's aids of scenery and acting, it Niss Edmiston, who had the femalo succeeded, and deserved to succeed. side of the question to herself, and Miss Copeland performed Adeline', haiing a little dissonance in her upper and sustained the part with unexnotes, which are always pitched much pected skill. She was throughout 100 harshly and too loud, she per- tender and affecting, and not a few of formed with very considerable spirit, her conceptions were highly entitled and might fairly lay claim to a full to applause. Cooper as her Father, share vi be slig hitapplause. But chain and Penley as her Seducer, also mail and goat-skins, and all the other deserve honourable mention. Miss etceteras of attraction, failed of their Smithson as the Countess had only to effect; and after a reign of only three look interesting, and she did so ; wbile days, “ Owen, Prince of Powys," was Knight as kerizier, a rather unnatural unfortunately compelled both to resign kind of sentimental Gardener, was and to retire.

the only other member of the DraFEB. 9. To supply the hiatus in matis Persona entitled to notice. this Theatre's amusement, occasioned Bromley and Thompson looked abo. by the failure of Mr. Kean's Welsh pro-, minably and acted worse, which we tegé, the Tragedy whose fate we have whesitatingly reprobate, as the piece recorded, and whose authorship po was so well worthy of their best supLody will own, we were this evening port. II, however, they favoured us presented with a new very serious with their best, we presume that we Melo-drame entitled, Adeline ; the have no right to complain. The Victim of Suruction.". That this piece drama has been equally well received was of French origin it is almost on all it's subsequent representations, superfluous to state, and without going though we are sorry to add, that on into particulais, therefore, we merely the first night the Theatre was less infonn our friends, that it is an altera- fully attended than on any night tion from a drama, by M, R. C, Guils within our recollection, excepting bert de Pixerécourt, with much pretty only on a public visit of the late scenery, and good music; some excel- Queen last Summer. lent acting, and some very far from FEB, 14. After " Adeline" bad been being bearable. The story is brietly repeated with additional applause and this.- Adeline, thic daughter of Dorlin, cncreased effect, a very pleasant petit an old blind oflicer, has been seduced Comedy, somewhat after the manner by a young man of rank, who has of Blue Devils, and like that too, iinposed on her by a fictitious mar from the French, was produced under riaye, under the name of Fabian. The the title of Love in humble Life;" Count, whese real name is Wilhelm, which said appellation, by the bye, is had represented himself as a poor the only ohjection we can make to the artist. Dorlin, however, suspects drama, for it means absolutely nohim, and forbids his visits. Alleline thing, and is neither attractive nor resees him once more, insists on having commendatory. The piece itself met her marriage made public, and dis- with most decided and deserved succovers that she is betrayed. A strik- cess; the interest is kept up from ing Melo-drame scene follows, in beginning to end with considerable which the old Officer challenges the ingenuity, and the plot inay be given Count, and fires at him. Adeline, in in a few words : - Christine, (Miss despair, resolves on self-destruction, Booth,) a Bar-maid, at an Inn, has follows the Count to the family man two lovers,--Roncelaus, a soldier, sion, where sle is met by his (Cooper,) and Carlitz, a peasant Countess, ber distraction seen, and (Knight). The soldier having been her safety provided for. In the midst, enriched by a bequest of his Colonel, however, of a splendid Féte in honour on the field of baitie, remils, anony

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