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THE COUNTRY THEATRES. &c.

Theatre-Royal, Bath.—The Theatre at Bath, except on a Saturday night, has been badly attended -Ofthe performers, Mr. Lovegrove stands foremost in the comic department. He brings to my recollection Quick, and the late Collins, whose manner he adopts. Evans would be a much better Actor where he not continually introduciug his close friend Tom Gay to one's notice. Gattie is too slovenly ever to arrive at any perfection—to be sure, as he does not ape the Gentleman, it is not to be wondered at that such a Gentleman should not always have bis stockings well gartered. Egerton, in the Elliston line, stands well with the audience, that is to say, he is the Commander in Chief in the general way. Bengough, with the disadvantage of a bad stage face, and light appearance, personates the heavy line of business with credit, and in such characters as Baron Wildenhaim, evinices much judgment and feeling. Mallinson is a promising Actor in the Country Boys, and has what is termed the Stage Dialect; he occasionally plays such parts as Caleb Quotem, Sambo, &c. and may be ranked in merit next to Lovegrove. Richardson, formerly of Covent Garden Theatre, a man of all work, played the other evening Deputy Bull, in the Review, and appeared more like an overgrown Ox, “he so bellowed and roared;" in truth, if he shewed any humour in the part, it must have been by his foaming at the mouth. Of the young men, Mr. Sedley takes precedence, and is highly respectable. A young gentleman lately appeared as Fre.. derick in Lovers' Vows; it is said he came upou liking, as an apprentice, prior to being articled to his master, and his probation is not out. I don't know whether this Apprentice may like the profession, but he must serve more than seven years before he will be Master of it - Melvin, late of Covent-Garden, is engaged, and has appeared with success, particularly in the characler of Michael, in the Adopted Child. The occasional bursts of passion were finely given. The description of liis finding ihe boy was impressive and forcibly felt by the audience, wlio bestowed on him their very marked applause. Gomery, the Ballet Master, and Pantonime Actor of the Theatre, gets up old Dances and Pantomimes. All bis Ballets are from Astley's Amphitheatre, and all his genius from Grimaldi, of Sadler's Wells. *of the Ladies, Miss Marriott stands first on the list. This Lady possesses great ability, with one great fault-the incessant roll of her eyes. This may be sometimes in character, but always dodging the corners makes them appear terrific. She reminds one of the wondescript, with its rolling eye. balls, in the Phantasmagoria., Of Miss Fisher I have nothing to say in praise; she wants a softness in her delivery;--there is a redundancy of uncouth action, and she appears a shrew in every character she represents. In Catherine she even tried to outdo herself, and gave me idea of two termagaots trying which could be the greatest scold.—Miss Mills is a most pleasing, pretty, and promising Actress. -Miss Jameson is simplicity itself-her Amelia Wildenhaim is a very clever performance.--Of the female singers, the affected and

italianized Mrs. Windsor is certainly the best, and for the rest I would not give a fiddle-stick. This may be thought bass towards the Ladies, but were I to harp on the subject till this day twelvemonth, that would be the tenor of my opinion.

A WANDERER, Nov. 13, 1807.

Theatre HORSHAM.—Mr. Trotter has fitted up the Town Hall in a very commodious and elegant style, and on Wednesday the 18th of November, the theatre opened with the Honeymoon and of Age To-morrow, prefaced by the following appropriate address :

The Drama's end, thus said the Bard whose name
Hath given the Drama's cause to deathless fame,
Is this" To hold the mirror up to Nature,
« Shew Virtue its own image, Scorn her feature."
Obedient to this plan, so well design'd,
We aim to mend the morals of mankind,
And to obnoxious follies, as they pass,
With steady hand present the faithful glass ;
And though, too frequently, misjudging zeal
Against this useful scheme hath set her seal,
In every clime, 'tis known, in every age,
Virtue hath still the sanction of the Stage.

An humble votary I, but anxious still
Th’immortal Poet's purpose to fulfil,
Hither have brought my Thespian band, to shew
What sad effects from vice and folly flow;
How surely virtue, steadily pursu'd,
Secures the blessings promis'd to the good.

And on this spot, since Justice * holds her seat,
Here, I'm persuaded, justice we shall meet.
We ask no more, and trusting to our cause,
We wait th’award of yonr impartial laws.
But though no advocate is needed shere,
Custom prescribes that I should first appear;
Yet 'tis to tell you only, I assure ye,
We court the sentence of an English Jury.
If here, without just cause, we shew our face,
Dismiss us from your bar with foul disgrace ;
But if our ground of action we maintain,
Indulgence here we shall not claim in vain.
In either case your judgment will be fitted,
But yet I fain would hear the word “ acquitted.
Thus hoping, thus expecting, I withdraw;

Your verdict must decide, your will is-law. The company is truly respectable, consisting of the principal performers from Mr. Trotter's summer theatres at Worthing and Southend, viz. Mr. Trotter, Mr. and Mrs. Bew; Mr. Vining ; Mr. and Mrs. Neylor; Mr. Ellis ; Mr. J. P. Harley ; Mr. Wilkinson; Miss Tatten; Miss Barry ; Mrs Cory; Miss Johnston, &c.

* The Town Hall has been fitted up on this occasion.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Works recently published, in the Press, or in preparation. Travels.-A description of Ceylon, by the Rév: James Cordiner, A. M. late Chaplain to the Garrison of Columbo.

Poetry.-Vol. XIV. of Dr. Anderson's Poets; containing Francis's Horace, Garth's Ovid, and Lewis's Statius. Poems by the Rev. George Crabbe, L. L. B. Travelling Recreations, by William Parsons, Esq. A Volume of Poems, by Mrs. Opies Sonnets and Letters on moral and other interesting subjects, by Dr. Cartwright, Prebendary of Lincoln.

History.-History of Pontefract, with an account of the Castle, and the three Sieges it sustained during the Civil War, and particulars respecting the most distinguished Royalists and Parliamentarians, chiefly from MS. never before published, by Mr. Boothroyd.

BIOGRAPHY.-Life of Morland, the Painter; 'with remarks on his works, by G. Dawe. Life of Arthur Murphy, coæpiled from his original papers, by Jesse Foot, Esq. Mr. Murphy's Executor.

SURGERY.--A course of Lectures, comprizing a systematic reform of the modern practice of adhesion, particularly in relation to the abuses of the thread suture in the Surgery of wounds ; by Mr. Samuel Young, of the London College of Surgeons.

MISCELLANEOUS.—Patriotic Sketches, written in Connaught, by Miss Owenson. Specimens of the eloquence of the British Senate from Charles I. to the present time, with biographical notes, &c. Adventures of Robert Drury, during fifteen years imprisonment in the island of Madagascar. The BRITISH NOVELISTS, selected by Mrs. Barbauld, including {the best works of Mrs. Brooke, Dr. Moore, Charlotte Smith, Mrs. Radcliffe, Madame D'Arblay, &c. Oxoniana, or Anecdotes, Historical, Antiquarian, and Biographical, compiled chiefly from original MS, in the Bodleian and other Libraries at Oxford. Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Genius, from the time of Henry VIII.

INDEX

TO THE

SEC O N D

V O L U M E.

on

MISCELLANY.
Arts-The, No. VI. Apology Declaration--The King's, in

for the Chalk mamuer of consequence of the attack
Engraving

21
Copenhagen

161
No. VII. Reply to the Empire of Ava converted to
Apology

92 the Religion of Mahomet.
Mr. Landscer's Remarks Ai oriental Anecdote of
on Chalk Engraving 96

the 16th Century

4-36
No. VIII. Apology re-

Education-natural and arti-
sumed

154
ficial

212
No. IX. Further reply to

Fine Gentlemen with the
the Apologist

228 character and description
No. X. view of Barto.

of an Upstart

135
lozzi's Studies, and his Fox Mr.-Fine character of
Stile

293 him by Sir I. Mackintosh. 146
Acrostic-a double one 35 Impudencema Panegyric on
Ants-Observations on them

it

83
in a series of Letters 219 Imagination - its Eccentri-
Ambition and Idleness-Dia. cities and Caprices

214
logue between them 312 Kotzebue further detected.
Biography-Mr. Quick

1
further still

S14
W. Hayley, Esq.

65 | Literary Intelligence. 64-132-204
The late G.S. Carey 131

283-356
G. F. Cooke, Esq. 133 | Melange-No. V. Madame
Constantia Grierson 139 de Cornuel. Addison's
Sir Isaac Newton

205 Cato. Genius not here-
Sir John Barnard
213 ditary, The Pretender.

7
Mrs. Hartley

285 No. VI. Mons, de Vivonne.
Anna Louisa Darbach 308 Anecdote for the French
Bruce's Travels, and the

Emperor. The Use of
Source of the Nile-Essay

the Eyes. Jacob Ton-

9-73-208 son. Parliamentary Elo-
Carlo Maratta, the Painter

quence

70
Collector--The, No. I.

No. VII. Swift. Clerical
Bowanny, the Wife of a

Boots. Intuition and
Hindoo, who burnt her-

Sagacity. Cause of a
self on the death of her

Play being damned

139
Husband, in 1776 100 || Making a Figure with two
No, II. Arnold du Tilb. 233 pictures of human mean-
No. III. Love snd Lust. 254

29
Carolan-Two of his Songs. 199 | Modern Prophecyings 39
Comet The

216 Mher-Ul-Nissa, Wife of the
Deaf Person-ingenious con- Mogul Emperor Jehan-
trivance by one
67 jire

164

on

4

ness

Originality

292 || Poets - British Letter to
Oliver Cromwell-one trait Mr. Park on Collections of
of him
252 them

226-258
Parliament - its Dignity, Pressing

289
Power, and Authority, and Paint and Washes

291
Orders observed therein 16 Reformations

141
Pity and Love

34 Russian Noble-Anecdote of
Popery
140

286
Poland-the mauner of liv. Round Robin-its Antiquity. 316
ing there
159 Scandal

315
Pope-Apecdote of him 175

one

329 Nútes complete confecti-

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REVIEW OF BOOKS.
Anthologia

41 || Memoirs of M. de Brinboc. 39
Ambulator

112 || Manners's Edgar;

a Tra.
Another Word or two to the

252
Royal Academicians
Brisco's Rhymes
178

110
Bazely's Glory of the Hea- Original Poems, by a Lady 110
vens

318 Planquais' New Spanish and
Card's Reign
of Charle-

English Grammar 317
magne
104 || Rising Sun-Vol. 3d.

40
Chapone's (Mrs.) Posthu- Remarks on the Injustice
mous Works

111 and Impolicy of our late
Collyer's (Rev. W. B.) Lec- Attack upon Denmark 320
tures on Scripture Facts. 176|| Ratiad—The,

325
Crisis~ The.

244 Smith's (Charlotte) Beachy
Clubbe's (Rev. W.) Three

Head, a Poem

40
Lyric Odes

252 Smithers' Affection, a Poem 42
Clennel's Thoughts on the

180
Expediency of disclosing Stuart's Address to the Bri-
the Processes of Manufac-

tish Parliament on Vacci.
tories
329 nation

242
Dayes' Works, with Notes

Semple's Charles Ellis 324
by E. W. Brayley 111 Trafalgar, the Sailors' Play 110
Eversfield' Abbey

179|| Thoughts on Domestic or
Forbes's (Sir W.) Life of Private Education

248
Beattie

36|| Thirlwall's Works of Sir
Fashionable World reformed 178 Mattbew Hale

252
Gent's Poetic Sketches 39|| Twiss's Complete Verbal lu-
Human Life; a Poem 180

ex to Sbakspeare

253
Hamilton's (Eliz.) Letters Walker's Political and Mili-

on the formation of religi- tary State of Europe 108

ous and moral Principles. 248 Wild's Twelve Perspective
Lathom's impenetrable Se- Views of Canterbury Ca-
cret

179
dral

325

REVIEW OF MUSIC.
Corri's La Giorgiana 45 || Clarke's (Dr.) “ How ten-
La Carolina

114 derly I love her "
Crotch's (Dr.) Concerto for

“ He hears me not
the Organ

46

“ Fair Solima”
Address to Health, a Crotch’s (Dr.)“ Clear shines
Glee

113 the Sky,” a Cauzonet

47
113
114

113

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