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VALLERY; or, The CITADEL of the LAKE.
"Never were mottoes to a work more strikingly descriptive of its prevailing characteristics of purpose and execution, than those which have been selected to herald Vallery, by its author. The passing inspiration of the hour has led to a series of varied and curious experiments in measure, the diversity of which is greater than we ever A Poem. By CHARLES DOYNE SILLERY. remember to have met with in any other narrative poem.-With a daring that has something bold and redeeming in it, even blank "Fierce wars and faithful loves shall moralize my lay."-SPENSER. verse is, for the first time, interspersed with rhyme in the splen The Poem is comprised in Nine Cantos; containing Sketches of did Mosaic, along which the stream of story sparkling flows with the Crusaders-the Chivalry of France and Spain-the Moors-the a brightness that confuses us, and a bubbling music, that almost Arabians-Description of the Palace of Mahomed King of Granada makes amends for the foamy obscurity sometimes that mars its -the Procession of the King from the Generaliffe to the Alhambra clearness. It is needless to detail the story of a splendid series of -the Pyrenees-the Mediterranean-the Persian Gulf-the Red Sea pageants. Let the play-wrights and opera-composers look to that. -the Arabian Desert-the Coralline Island-a Bull-Fight-a Tour- It would make a gorgeous spectacle, as it makes a dazzling romance nament-Battle of the Moors and Christians-a Tempest and Com-displaying a rare and varied lore, altogether extraordinary in so bat at Sea-the Siege of Vallery-Conquest of the Red Cross-Death and Funeral of Lord Vallery-Song of the Pirates-Song of the Sisters-Song of the Arab Seamen-Song from the Caravans in the Desert-Song from the Crusading Galleys-Song of the Almeh-Hindoo Boat-Song-the Huntsman's Morning and Evening Chorus-the Lays of Six Minstrels-Anthem-Serenades, &c. &c. &c. The whole interspersed with various Moral and Religious Reflections; and accompanied with several hundred Notes, Historical, Descriptive, Critical, and Philosophical; partly original, and partly collected from admired, authentic, and valuable Authors.
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"What we especially like in Mr Sillery is, that his style is formed after no particular model: it is fresh and luxuriant, and altogether his own."-Edinburgh Literary Journal, May.
"This is a metrical romance, redolent of true poetry, and bearing the stamp of genius in almost every page. It is evidently the production of a young, and amiable, and enthusiastic mind."-New Scots Magazine.
"The poem takes a different turn, and introduces us to scenes that delight the senses, encourage the daring, and reward the enterprises of heroic valour. The poetry, which is much diversified in metre, is highly respectable in its character, bringing before us at times coruscations of thought which border on the sublime. To the lovers of chivalry, romance, and the ebullitions of the dark ages, The Citadel of the Lake' will furnish much entertainment."-Imperia! Magazine.
"His memory is stored with recent and diversified reading, which is freely given out in his copious and curious illustrative notes, and which likewise appears abundantly in the course of the poem. We have met with no finer description of the approach of morning, even in Lucretius, than the following-It affords us unfeigned pleasure to have it in our power to state, that his feelings are ardent and excellent, that his piety is pure and devout, and that his views of religion are enlightened and evangelical.-His poem, all things considered, is an extraordinary performance."-Edinburgh Evening Post.
"We confidently predict that Vallery will be a standard work, and a great favourite with the public."—Caledonian Mercury.
"Mr Sillery, with a warmth of gratitude that redounds to his ho
nour, has dedicated his two volumes to his Excellency Baron G. A. P. Van Der Capellen, late Governor General of the Indian possessions belonging to the King of the Netherlands, in whose company he returned from the East, and who was the first person of distinction who patronized his juvenile muse.-The mutations of his boyhood have given a versatility to his muse that it would not be easy to parallel: it leaps like lightning from land to land, and from sea to sea, it wanders into all variety of rhythm; and it transmutes into verse all sorts of topics, however recondite. There is a piling of armoura marshalling of brand and banner-an apparelling of maidens-a glittering of gems-a clustering of fruits-a grouping of trees-a strewing of flowers-a tinting of skies-a smiling of seas, and a tossing of waves, such as no other poem that we are acquainted with exhibits. -As evidence of the genuine piety that pervades Vallery,' in which, indeed, we have not discovered one loose or indecorous sentiment, we quote the following ardent apostrophe to NATURE.-Mr Sillery's reading has been immense, and no scrap that could illustrate his poem has escaped him, whether buried in the musty tomes of departed genius, or floating down to oblivion with the ephemeral literature of the day. Not satisfied with copious quotations, he refers the reader to nearly a hundred works, ancient and modern, illustrative of Chivalry, which may be advantageously consulted."-Edinburgh
"There are numerous lines which we could quote as specimens of fine poetic power and feeling. He possesses a creditable portion of information and learning,-his mind is obviously well cultivated,-his sentiments are faultless,-his imagination is ardent,-and his genius is built upon the solid foundations of extensive literary acquirements." -Glasgow Scots Times.
"Every form which English verse is capable of assuming has been employed. Mr Sillery has resided in India; all his pages glow with Eastern scenery; our eyes are dazzled-blinded with the overpowering lustre of Eastern gems, Eastern birds, insects, fruits, and flowers; our senses oppressed with Eastern perfume and the songs of the bul bul. Mr Sillery is a youthful bard,' with a memory stored with the productions of our best poets, with a mind alive to all the beau ties of nature."-La Belle Assemblee.
"There is a great deal of genius in this poem, the best proof of which is, the degree of attention it has excited. The poem of Val lery has obtained considerable notice; and this circumstance, by creating a presumption that it was not an ordinary production, induced us to read it. We found our inference correct: there is a delightful freshness about the work. The verses seem not to be dis tilled from an alembic of imitation and study, but to flow from a inexhaustible spring of fancy and feeling. They are full of tender. ness and passion; and there is throughout a tone of such purity, so much loftiness of sentiment, and ardent and unaffected piety, that there are few, we will venture to say, who will read the poem without strong feelings of pleasure. His Oriental pictures, in particular, are splendid and glowing. There is much freedom and command of poetical language in his style, and great variety in his versification. He has a strong feeling for the melody of verse. The following most gorgeous picture of a tropical sunset is evidently painted from na ture. We close this book with feelings of admiration of Mr Sillery's genius-a genius destined, we trust, to accomplish great undertskings."- Edinburgh Weekly Journal.
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FRENCH THEATRICALS.-The Theatre Italien promises to make a splendid winter campaign. Sontag is there, of whom the French critics speak more favourably than our own. Malibran is expected in the couse of this month. Garcia, her father, has returned to the stage, and is said to have performed Almaviva in a style that quieted the anxiety of his friends, who feared he might throw away in his age the favour acquired in his youth.-A Mlle. Heinefetter (so the name is spelt in the French Journals) has made her debut in the Italian Opera, under circumstances of rather a romantic character. She was a performer in the Theatre at Cassel, but, conscious of her talents, aspired to the applause of a wider public than that pocket-edition of a royal residence affords. But the Elector treated her wishes as criminal insubordination on the part of a subject, and forbade her to leave his theatre or his territories. The fair lady took flight, and was received on the French frontiers by M. Emile Laurent, director of the Theatre-Royal Italien. There was woe in the royal halls of Hesse Cassel-there were denunciations of the renegade in its Journals-there were estafettes thick and frequent on the roads to France, enquiring the route of the deserter; and the venerable monarch, like another Menelaus, thought of taking the field, despite the sixty winters on his back-but in vain. The cause of all this hurly-burly is said, by the French critics, to be tall and elegant, with dark locks elustering round an expressive countenance, and a pretty little mouth. Her movements and attitudes are graceful, at times even dignified. Her voice is represented as a magnificent soprano, gentle and flexible in the middle, full and deep in the low notes. She is remarkable, also, for justice of intonation. The poor prince of Hesse Cassel!The author of a new piece, entitled "Le Clerc de la Bazoche," had introduced, as one of his characters, the notorious Jacques-Clement The censors ordered the whole part to be struck out, We are quite aware of the ticklish situation of any French Ministry after the King's heart; but the cowardly manner in which the present one shows its consciousness of that situation, is more likely to draw down danger than avert it. The Semiramide of Voltaire has been received with an enthusiasm that has set the adherents of the classical drama a-prophesying its resuscitation.-The receipts of the performance at Juen, in aid of the subscription for erecting a statue to Corneille,
FINE ARTS IN FRANCE. The Academy of the Fine Arts adjudged on the 27th of September, the four grand prizes for the best specimens of historical painting. The successful candidates are Jean Louis Beyard, Theophili Vauchelet, Emile Signol, and Eugene Roger. The subject for the competitors for the prize this year was Jacob refusing to part with Benjamin. Vauchelet is said to compose well, but to be an indifferent colourist: Roger to have succeeded best in ex
pressing the naivete of the character of Benjamin. The critics, how
ever, object to the whole of the competitors a want of feeling for that high style of art which their subject demanded.-Some of the French journals have been puffing off the statue of a young sculptor, a competitor for the Academy's prize, and broadly hinting, that if he be unsuccessful, it must be owing to underhand intrigues. This looks very like an attempt to concuss the judges. We notice it merely because it affords us an introduction to the remark, that we have observed an attempt at something of the same kind in this city, an offence which we cannot allow to be repeated with impunity.
FRENCH LITERATURE.-While performing the obsequies of the late Comte Daru, several of his literary friends seized the occasion to deliver funeral orations. Silvestre de Sacy celebrated his domestic virtues,-Cuvier his literary eminence,-Mirbel his integrity,-Fornaux and Levoy alluded to the political crisis at which he had been taken from them. On the whole, there appears to have been a fair division of labour.-Some one has published at Paris short-hand notes of Guizot's lectures on modern history. The lectures are eloquent, but seem rather to consist of brilliant expositions of isolated points of history, than a comprehensive and philosophical view of its broad deep stream.-G. A. Crapelet has published, from a manuscript in the King's library, with a translation into modern French, “L'Histoire du Chatelain de Coucy et de la Dame de Coucy." This is one of the most burning tales of love and vengeance which has come down to us from the times of the Crusades. There is a naivete in the contemporary history, which renders it far superior to any of the modern versions.-The Institute has awarded the prize for the best history of the times of Philippe Auguste to M. Capefigue. The work is represented by the Parisians as one of great research, but rather of a gossiping and credulous character.-Gouvion St Cyr has published his "Memoires sur les campagnes des Armies du Rhin et de Rhin et Moselle, de 1792 jusquà' á la paix de Campo Formio." The Marshal is one of the few republican officers who remain. The history of these armies, if well told, will be a valuable addition to military history, showing the school in which those armies and generals were formed, which the powerful mind of Napoleon afterwards so effectively combined and directed.-Deschiens has announced a "Collection de Materiaux pour L'Histoire de la Republique." The work is to contain a bibliography of the Parisian journals, which, from the important part they played in the storms of the revolutionary period, must be at once interesting and instructive.
amounted to 4000 francs.-A M. Hyppolite Cournal has made his debut as a dramatic author, with a drama entitled Le Majorat. To judge by what the French critics say, the play must be rather declamatory, too much a picture of the author's ideas, and too little of the external world-in short, undramatic, but, at the same time, a work indicative of a vigorous mind.
Theatrical Gossip.-The London theatrical world has been all agog during the last ten days, which have been signalised by the opening of Drury Lane and Covent Garden; by the benefit given at the Opera House to Covent Garden-the most effective of all the aids yet afforded to that establishment; by the commencement of the winter performances of the Adelphi; by the close of the English Opera House, under excellent prospects as to its re-opening; and finally, by the conclusion of the most successful season of the most successful theatre in the metropolis, Astley's.-Drury Lane opened with "Hamlet," the part of Hamlet by Young, who is twenty years too old for it, and that of Ophelia by a Miss Faucit, who made a very successful debut. The box-office keepers, and other officials at this Theatre, have been all dressed in the royal livery, and are said to have a very showy appearance.-Covent Garden opened with "Romeo and Juliet." The great attraction of the evening was Miss Fanny Kemble's debut as Juliet. It was completely successful, and, in the ardour of their enthusiasm, some of the Londoners are already comparing her to Miss O'Neil. We must wait a little, to see how she will turn out. Her mother, Mrs Kemble, formerly Miss De Camp, played Lady Capulet; and her father, Charles Kemble, played Mercutio. Abbot was Romeo, Warde Friar Lawrence, and Meadows the Apothe cary, so that the play has seldom been more strongly cast. The name of Miss Kemble's tragedy is, "Francis the First," but it is said it will not be produced this season.-Sinclair and Miss Ellen Tree are to perform at Covent Garden, Liston and Miss Graddon at Drury Lane. -Charles Incledon has appeared as Young Meadows at Drury Lane, and was received with applause, but we are afraid his voice will never equal his father's.-During the season, nine new pieces have been produced at the English Opera House, eight of which were successful. Two were translated German pieces-the rest were "neither stolen, taken, borrowed, nor translated."-In the "Marriage of Figaro," which was played at the King's Theatre for the benefit of Covent Garden, Madame Malibran Garcia sustained the part of Susannah, being the first time she had ever appeared in an English part. She seems to have gone through it to admiration. Miss Paton played the Countess. -The piece called "Black Eyed Susan," in which T. P. Cooke plays William, has been performed for the hundredth successive night at the Surrey, to bumper houses.-Young Kean is now performing at the Haymarket, which is to close in a few days.-Catalani, it is said, has retired from public life, and expressed a resolution not to sing again unless for charitable purposes.-The Chester Musical Festival cleared the sum of L.1000.-Wallack is about to sail for America.Our old friend Jones has by this time made, or is about to make, his debut at Drury Lane, as Lord Ogleby, in the "Clandestine Marriage." We wish him all success, for he deserves it.-We understand that the Misses Weston, who have been recently added to our company, are not to remain.-Miss Smithson is at Glasgow.
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We have read "The unhappy Guest" with much interest; it shall appear as soon as possible." A Queer Yarn" is under consideration. The "Adventure on the Coast of Kent" lies at our publisher's.-The article on the Fine Arts in Glasgow in our next, if possible.-Mr Brydson's farther communications have been received with thanks. We cannot answer his question with regard to Oban, because we do not know. The stamped edition goes to subscribers in the neighbourhood.--We have received " E.'s" traditionary notice, and shall be glad to see the others to which he alludes." A Friend" is very indefatigable in picking up pieces of information for us, which are frequently of use.
We should like much to receive the communication alluded to by the Author of "Anster Fair," and if interspersed with his own remarks, so much the better.-The Translation from the " Condè Lucanor," by Calderon, is a great deal too long for our pages, but perhaps the Author could favour us with some shorter specimens."Forget-me-Not" shall have a place as soon as possible.-The Lines by " F. W." of Teviotside, will scarcely suit us.-The Translation from the "Cancionero General" is spirited, but the original poem wants interest.-The Lines by "G. L." of Stockbridge will not do."Stanzas to Miranda" shall have a place.-Mr Balfour's Poem is still unavoidably postponed, together with other interesting articles.
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An Account of the early History, Religion and Mythology, Civil and Domestic Institutions, Arts, Language, and Literature of the Dorians; with new and improved Maps of the Peloponnese and Macedonia, translated from the German of C. O. Muller, is announced. The Life of Sir Thomas Monro, late Governor of Madras, by the Rev. G. R. Gleig, author of the Subaltern," is in the press.
Dr Southey's Third Volume of the History of the late War in Spain and Portugal, is far advanced at press, and will be published
The following works, connected with the important subject of health, are announced:-Health without Physic, or Cordials for Youth, Manhood, and Old Age, including Maxims, medical, moral, and facetious, for the Prevention of Disease, and the attainment of a long and vigorous life; by an Old Physician.-Economy of the Hands, Feet, Fingers, and Toes; which includes the prevention, treatment, and care of corns, bunnions, and deformed nails; in a small pocket volume.-A Familiar Treatise on Nervous Affections, Disorders of the Head, Chest, Stomach, and Bowels; by J. Stevenson, M. D.-The History and Treatment of Coughs, Colds, and of the Winter Complaints, by the same author.
Mr COLBURN.-It may not be generally known to our readers that Mr Colburn, the extensive publisher, has lately taken a partner, and that the gentleman with whom he has associated himself is Mr Richard Bentley, lately of the firm of Messrs S. and R. Bentley, the well-known printers. Mr Bentley is a near relative of the late John Nichols, Esq. the eminent antiquary and topographer.
A RADICAL KING.-It is stated in a Paris paper, that the Poems of the King of Bavaria have actually been interdicted in Austria, as of a republican and seditious tendency!
ANOTHER ROYAL POET.-The Canton Register states, that the Emperor of China has written an ode on the capture and destruction of the fortress of Changkihur, where some rebels have for a long time resisted the authority of the government. This ode has been printed, and a copy of it sent to each of the Princes and grand dig. nitaries of the empire, who have, as in duty bound, acknowledged the receipt of it in terms of becoming panegyric; and his Celestial Majesty has thought fit to print all their letters of acknowledgment in the Pekin Gazette! The ode which has called forth this torrent of admiring criticism, consists of twenty-four lines.
NEW OPERA BY MOZART.-A musical discovery of singular interest has just been made public at Manheim-nothing less than a hitherto unknown opera of Mozart. It is called, "La Finta Giardiniera," and consists of three acts. The Musical Gazette of Leipsic states that Mozart composed this opera in his eighteenth year (1771,) for the theatre of Munich.
The difficult task of translating the odes of Pindar has been undertaken by a young Polish poet. He has been very successful in some of his attempts. The odes already translated have appeared at Urtua, the original Greek text being printed by the side of the Polish.
Mr Sieber, of Prague, is about to publish at Paris his long-promised work on the cure of hydrophobia, which he has spent nine years in completing. According to Mr Sieber, hydrophobia is not a disease, but a metastasis, or termination of a disease; and his method of cure is applied to make the contagion quit its placé.
A GERMAN DIVINE'S NOTIONS OF SOBRIETY.-Sobriety is comparative. Nature accommodates men's constitutions to the soil and
climate in which they live. On the Rhine, men, women, and children, drink wines, which we reckon costly, without stint, and thrive upon them. The lent sermon of the Bishop of Frier is abundantly redolent of the kindly and jolly influence of his land's balsam. The following is an extract :-" Brethren, to whom the high privilege of repentance and penance has been conceded, you feel the sin of abusing the gifts of Providence. But abusus non tollit usum. It is written, Wine maketh glad the heart of man.' It follows, then, that to use wine moderately is our duty. Now, there is doubtless none of my male hearers who cannot drink his four bottles without affecting his brain; let him, however, if by the fifth or sixth bottle he no longer knows his own wife, if he begin to beat and kick his children, and look on his dearest friend as an enemy, refrain from an excess, displeasing to God and man, and which renders him contemptible in the eyes of his fellows. But, whoever, after drinking his ten or twelve bottles, retains his senses sufficiently to support his tottering neighbour, or manage his household affairs, or execute the commands of his spiritual and temporal superiors, let him take his share quietly, and be tharkful for his talent. Still, let him be cautious how he exceed this, for man is weak, and his powers limited, It is but seldom that our kind Creator extends to any one the grace to be able to drink safely sixteen bottles, of which privilege he hath held me, the meanest of his servants, worthy. And since no one can say of me that I have ever broke out in causeless rage, or failed to recognize my household friends and relations, or neglected the performance of my spiritual duties, I may, with thankfulness and a good conscience, use the gift which hath been intrusted to me. And you, my pious hearers, each take modestly your allotted portion; and, to avoid all excess, follow the precept of St Peter-' Try all, and stick by the best.'"
Theatrical Gossip.—Á new tragedy, entitled "Epicharis,” (a very awkward name) written by Mr Lister, the author of the Novels of "Granby," and "Herbert Lacy," was to be produced on Wednesday evening at Drury Lane. Young plays the hero, and Miss Phil
lips the heroine.-At Covent Garden, "The First of May, or a Royal Love Match," a piece in two acts, by a Lady-Miss Hill-has been pretty well received-Matthews and Yates have been quarrelling with Elliston and T. P. Cooke, but we hope the matter will be amicably adjusted soon.-Miss Fanny Kemble is to appear speedily in the part of Belvidera.—Sinclair has returned to Drury Lane, after an absence of five years -Jones has already made a very favourable impression at Covent Garden, and is likely soon to rival his namesake, the London Jones.-De Begnis has opened the Dublin Theatre with his Italian corps.-The Birmingham Musical Festival has gone off brilliantly and successfully. The principal attractions were Malibran, Paton, and Braham; and the company was equal in number and respectability to that of any preceding year.-The Newport Theatre has been sold to the Wesleyan Methodists, who are fitting it up as a chapel but on the whole, the English provincial theatres are not in the deplorable state which has been generally represented. A season of only four weeks at Bristol cleared upwards of 4002. -at Oxford the manager put in his pocket 12007. after a season of three months-and at Worthington the season has been most successful.-Vestris has been succeeded here by Braham and Miss Phil
lips.-Miss Smithson has been performing at Glasgow, but the theatre there is not, we have been informed, in the best order as yet.
WEEKLY LIST OF PERFORMANCES.
Oct. 10-Oct. 16.
Marriage of Figaro, & The L.100 Bank Note.
Paul Pry, & Giovanni in London.
TUES. Lord of The Manor, & The Sublime and Beautiful. WED. Home, Sweet Home! 'Twould Puzzle a Conjuror, & Giovanni in London.
THUR. Know your Own Mind, & The Sublime and Beautiful. FRI. The Devil's Bridge, & Cramond Brig.
TO OUR CORRESPONDents.
"E.'s" communications will be of use to us.-The prose and poetry of " Mr Valentine Green" will not suit us.-The contributions from Lerwick shall have a place.-We hope to have room soon for “T. B. J.," " W. W.," "H. M. G.” of Glasgow, and others; also for the lines "To my Sister on receiving a Present."-" M. R." will not suit us." The Mysterious Hand" in our next.
We have received the "Stanzas" by Mr William Mayne of Glasgow, and regret that we have no room for them in to-day's Number. We understand that some of his poems are to be read publicly in Glasgow next week; and, from what we know of their merits, we certainly think that his townsmen will omit an opportunity of showing a desire to countenance genius if the attendance be not good.
The Review of Dr Brown's "Antiquities of the Jews" will positively appear in our next; as also" Recollections of the Dead, No. II."