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What ! vainly hope from them applause Lady Selina Su.
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-} Mrs. Mattocks.

garcane Who fill remember Henderson ard Betty Lilly

Mrs. MARTYR. Tis wild ambition and presumptuous tolly,

The first scene presents a romantic And you'll return to us as melancholy view of a village, in which the adja** As an old lion. cr a foor lugg d bear, cent mansions of the two families, " Or a Nloor-dick, a Gib-cal, or a hare :" whose quarrels give a title to the piece, This was of tuendly monitors the cry.. are beautifully pourtrayed; in the But “ Plague upon all cowards,'' an- foreground is a ruftic bridge, and a swer'd I ;

[“ Go ye"- cascade in motion. The piece opens A London audierce can't attright me with an assemblage of sportsmen, an. * Think ye, my mafiers, that I did not glers, and huntimen, one of whoin ?!?

(Squire Foxglove) relates, that Sir PepTho' true, indeed, had I miscarry'd percorn Crabitick has broken off a beie,

(beer; match between his daughter Caroline My fack had turn'd as fat as dead Imall and Charles, the fon of Mr. and Mrs. A lajiure here hand driven me from my Supplejack, because the latter, proud Marion,

(vocatica." of her own honourable origin, has A Mam'd henceforth to faves 'Tis my looked down upon the newly-acquired But my refolves ill-bodings could not title and fortune of Sir Peppercorn, in, daunt,

{of Gaunt." whose greateit pride is to own his ob“For I'm no co-ward-tho* niot Yoba ligations to trade and the successful ef. 'Twas inftinet gave a firmness to my forts of his own indefatigable industry. mind,

-In their mutual anger, the heads of I knew true Critics ever are mof kind ; the two families introduce new plans I came your lavour justified my plan, of marriage for their respective off. I ne'er felt proudir jince I was a man! spring: Lady Selina Sugarcane, the " I fall tbink she letier of myself and you chattering widow of a West India Nabob, During my life or I'm an 'Ebremu is brought from town as a match for few.

(again Charles, and Mifs Caroline is destined Farewell !-Believe I mall lorg by her father to meet the addresses of To meet you in Eaficbeap — PA aw !-- Matthew Mushroom, Esq. a rich York

Diury-lane- (can move me Ahire clothier, who is preferred by Sir Grateful I have such friends-what thus Peppercorn for his great fortune, and * You've given me medicines to make me for the obscurity of the family he icve you."

[warnı my heart, Springs from Charles, however, hy Once more, farewell !Ah! how 'twould the alliltance of his friend Foxglove, Could I but hope you'll fay, as I depart, procures un interview by moon-light While my demerits you forbear to ican, with Caroline, which is discovered by W'e could bave better spard a better the vigilance of Argus, a trusty serve man,"

ant of Sir Peppercorn's, who fud. 18. A Comic Opera, 'hy Mr. T. denly catches the lovers together, and Dibdin, called "FAMILY QUARRELS," forbids her admirer and his friend ever was presented for the first time at Co.

to approaclı his lior:fe in future. vent Garden Theatre; the principal clofe priloner to her chamber ; her

In A& 2d, Caroline is consigned Characters being thus represented :

maid Sulan, however, contrives in the Sir Peppercorn} Mr. MUNDEN. 2

disguise of a Giply to convey a letter Squire Foxglove Mr. INCIFDON.

to Charles, whole parents and intended

bride the amuses by pretending to tell Muthroom Mr. EMERY.

their fortunes. Peter Proteus, who is Argus Mr, BLANCHARD.

actuated by gratitude to Charles, and Mr. Supplejack Mr. SIMA!ONS.

an antipathiy to Argus (who hrad Charlessupplejack Mr. BRAHAN.

Superseded lim in Sic Peppercorn's fer-

vice), deceives the latter in the difguise Lady

of a Jew pedlar, and effects the elcape Crabftick

of Caroline, who, to avoid being seen Caroline Crab stick Miss Waddy. in her fight, rides from her father's in Susan

Signora SrorAce. à poft chaise, which Mrs. Sapplejack
Mrs. Supplejack Mrs. DAVENPORT. bad prepared to convey Charles to
Mis. DIBDIR. London, in hopes that absence might




Patience } Miss CHAPMAN

detach his affections from Caroline, word could be heard from the perwho by this accident is sent away in formers for the remainder of the act. the self. fame conveyance, and with the The clamour, which bad for a time very man it was designed to take away Subsided, was expected to recommence from her.

with the third act. The Manager, Act 3d, after some preparatory therefore, very judiciously sent Fawcert Scenes, discovers to the enraged parents forward, in his Jewish attire, who adthe joint fight of their children, at a dressed the audience thus: time when each was applauding their own fagacity in preventing the union.

« Ladies and Gentlemen, I appear -Charles and Caroline are received by before you on behalf of an Author,' Squire Foxglove, the common friend who on no occasion has given offence of all parties, who employs his influ- to that part of the audience which, I ence with the old folks in their be- fear, are now offended. (A long interhalf.Mr. Muihroom and Lady Selina, ruption). I wilh, Ladies and Gentlefinding themselves equally disappointed men, that you would recollect the other in the event of their journies to the pieces which he has written, containing village, make a match of it. While characters similar to the present one, Sir Peppercorn Crabitick and Mrs. in none of which is there a lingle pala Supplejack, finding all their plans frus- fage that is not rather complimentary trated, agree to drop their absurd dif- than otherwise. (Violent clamour.) The putes about anceitry and trade, and, present piece contains not a uingle after the ‘union of the two young thought or sentiment in the lightest lovers, to put an end to family quar- degree disrespectful to any part of the rels.-Mr. Supplejack and Lady Pa- audience. (Mixture of bilses and applaufe.) tience Crabstick most heartily aflent to And, Ladies and Gentlemen, if you the arrangement, having been perfectly fuffer the piece to proceed, I pledge passive through the butiness, while the myself and its success upon the truth joint services of Proteus and Susan are of what I say.” (Loud applause.) The rewarded with a marriage portion. opera was then suifered to proceed.

This piece we can only consider as a A fresh interruption, however, foon vehicle for the conveyance to the pub- happened, from the circumstance of lic ear of forne very charming music by Fawcett's going off without singing a Reeve, Moorhead, Davy, and Braham, particular fong, which was given in which we have no doubt will long the printed book. The call for the continue to be heard with delight. Of song was very general, on which Mr. the merit of the Opera as a dramatic Fawcett returned, and, addressing the composition, the less that is laid the audience, assured them that his only better; for it is certainly interior in motive for attempting to omit the fong plot, intereft, or originality, to any was, a wish to avoid the pollibility of former production of its Author, to giving offence; but, as it was called whom the Public has been indebted for, he mould fing it with cheerfulness. for much theatrical amusement.

This he did, amidit a mixture of marWe muit notice, however, that the murs and applause, and was encored; piece had not a fair hearing; for, and nothing further occurred to interabout the middle of the second act rupt the progress of the piece, except much confusion arole. Proteus, repre. a flight allusion by Munden to a blacke sented by Fawcett, here assumed the fmouch. This, however, passed off, and habit of a Jew, selling slippers and va- 'the piece concluded with conGderable rious otirer articles. Offering his ar. applause, the chief opposition being from ticles for fale to Argus, cunning the gallery, where the Duke*s*Place comservant of Sir Peppercorn's, he re- pany were for the most part fituated. ceived for answer, * I never have any Every attention has been paid by the dealings with your people.- The Jews, Manager to the public gratification. who composed a very considerable part The scenery is picturesque and approof the audience, (it being Saturday priate ; and the mufic combines, in an night) took offence at this expreslion ; uncommon degree, fcience, talte, and and the iỳmptoms of resentment on fpirit; and several of the airs will, we their purt were to great, that not a doubt not, become popular. • The Jew and the Doctor, and The School for Prejudice.

18. A! VOL.XLII. DEC. 1802.


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18. At Drury-lane, a Mr. BARCLAY, Why so amiable a purpose was not from the Margate Theatre, made his immediately promoted, I cannot even first appearance as Orlando in “ As guess--but sure I am that its postpone. You Like It;" which be performed ment canitot be attributed to any backwith feeling and judgment. His de. wirdness on my part. The fanie momeanour wants polith ; but he rolleftes tives which actuated me then, are no talents to make a respectable actor. less powerful now: and it will give me

intinite plealure, if, by the exertion of DUBLIN THEATRICALS.

any powers I potless, I can be able to MRS. SIDDONS.- -The Trustees of promote an important object of public the Dublin Lying in Hospital have utility; publickly contradicted a report of

And now, Sir, if I may be permitted Mrs. Siddons having refused to per.

to speak of myself as a private indivi. form for that charity, declaring also, dual, I have only to regret the fad that no application or request of such necessity imposed upon me of vindia nature was made to her.

cating my character from the imputaRelative to this affair, which has oc- tion of a failing as unamiahle as (I ciipiest the public conversation for truit) it is foreign to my nature. tome time past, Mrs. Siddons thought I regret that I thould be constrained it incumbent on her to address the from unfortunate circumltances, to Proprietor of the Theatre. The fol. endeavour to rescue myself from an lowing is a copy of the letter; and we obloquy which I hope I have never do not think a more effectual method incurred by my conduct ; I regret that can be taken to contradict the report the country in which I am obliged to alluded to than by the publication of do so should be Ireland.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant, TO FREDERICK EDWARD JONES, ESO


Dublin, Dec. 8, 1802. " I take the liberty of addresling you on a subject which has caused me much

ADDRESS uneasiness. Public concern is, under any circumstances, well calculated to

THEATRE, AT WARWICK, SEPTEMwound our feelings, but it is peculiarly

"BER 7, 1802. distreiling when it is heightened by injustice. That reports moit injurious

Sicken by Mr. RICHARDS. to me have been circulared can no What fairy ground, by hov 'ring visions Jonger be doubted, when I assure you ied,

stread; that I underitand it is generally be- With fond remembrance Mould THALIA lieved I refused to play for the Lying- Where breathe MELPOMENE her plain. in Hospital. On this lubject you will, tive woes,

(Hows ; I am sure, be as anxious to do me juf- But thro' the meads where facrei Avon tice, as I am solicitous to vindicate Where rise their temple on more hal.. inylelf in the eyes of the publick. I low'd earth [SPEARE birth? therefore beg leave to bring to your Than that which gave immortal SHAKErecollection, that you did me the ho. Here itrength and courage manly genius nour of calling on we at my houle in


[pires ; Park ttreet lait summer, when it was Here grace and beauty native wit in. liberally proposed on your part, as it Judges and Statesmen hence, and War. was cheerfully accepted on mine, that

riors bild I thould perform for fome charity : you The mighty master-glorics to unfold ; also recollect, that it was considered Edrwards and Henrys, York ard Hotspur by is both as a compliment juitly due brings,

(inade Kings! to Lady Hardwicke, that the thould And Harwick Itout, who niade and VAhave the choice of the particular cha- Here learn, brave youths, with dearrity for which I was to perform-and bought laurels crown'd, you thought it likely that her Excel. Your faiber's deeds, thu' yours thro jency would give her preference to the earth refound :

[drew', Lying-in Hospital. You also, Sir, muit Lovely and suffering woman - hence he remember, that I was not only willing In many a varied form to Nature truebut defrous of exerting myself for the Wrong'a Desdemona, Juliet'stimele:s bier, benefit of lo laudable an institution. Cor.lelia's kind, Ophelia's trantic tear ;







Blushes tliat Hero's innocence approve,

Here rofe the cloister'd domes with And witty Beatrice ensnar'd in love ;

gloomy awe,

(tyrant's law ; The pallion Rosalind's disguises speak, That mock, in Shakspeare's verle, the That fed, O Viola, on thý damask cheek; Still in the folemn dirge the fathers weep, The flame that Perdita might purely tan, And the pale fifterhood their vigils keep; Miranda's sweeter ignorance of man ; Still Benedicite's and counsel giveHigh-minded Yabel, and Portia's powers, Their tollies perith, but their virtues And Imogen, the fairest of his fancy's

live !

[Baruns reign., Aowers :

Now, when no more the haughty In all their brightness, O, could beauty Nor Superstition's visionary train, glow

May noble Bounty to thele scenes deNo killing frost, no blast of sorrow know! scend, Here might he: view the battle's proud While we to worth of ev'ry order bend; array,

[gay; Nor, tho' the hypocrite may damn our And tilts and tournaments, and pageants

trade, Yon “gorgeous palace, and those cloud- Let pure Religion spurn our honelt aid !

Cape Towers *," [lowers, When {miles on wanton foolesies we caft, Where now no storm of- civil discord To mend the future we forgive the past, But antique state, and hades of mellow'd But point the moral, righteous deeds apart t,

{heart !

plaud, And peaceful grandeur sooth-the Totten'd And hold the rod for cruelty and fraud ! Oft from the maffy gate's uplifted bar, We urge the soul in Honour's path to Then pour'd the pomp of gallantry or climb,

scrime. war ;

(calls To Conscience we reflect the latent Still send, when Britain's weal or glory No vice shall ever on our stage intrude ; The patriot leader from the echoing We boast one humble virtue-GRATIwalls.



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Written by a young Gertleman, on his The sad fequester'd hermitage

Sister's transmitting him a Cupy of Dr. May suit the Neth of boary age,
Cotton's - Fire-lide."

Who'e a&t ve days are o'er,

To view, with heartfelt true content,
DEAR Sally, whilst poetic dreams, A former life, not idly frent

To flow'ry vales and purling Itreams Whilft bleft with strength and pow'r.
Confine a happy mind ;

Whilst come in their dear selves postest Yet who, with youth and vigour fraught,
Oi all that's good, “ cry to be blett, Can bear th'ignoble felfth thought,
Retire, and quit mankind ;"

Th' inactive mean retreat ?

Can such ideas fill the breast,
May no fach false ideal bliss,

Where love or floth have not pofleft,
No solitary joy like this,

And virtue left her seat.
My social mind deceive ;

• VI. But may the world and I agree : The fond, the high enraptur'd youth, Ln short, let others live for me,

Thinks, should the fair reward his truth,
Let me for others live.

Tho' each bliss elle should fy;

. That he shall ever, ever prove When Ncah's dove, with restless mind, All other joys supplied by love ; Lett sweet society bebind,

That this can never die.
And lonely bliss pursu'd,

She soon the vain excurfon mourn'd, In his enthufiaftic brain
She soon to happiness return'd.

Such wild omantic schemes may reign Unfound in solitude.

Of some celestial spot, “Cloud.cape Tower:," printing to Warwick Castle, which might well suggest to Shakespeare the magnificent idea of “ gorgeous palaces and clond-capt towers." + " Mellow'd are, ''The works of the old matters in painting." Nan 2

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Some flow.ry plain, fome homely cell,

Where constant peace and pleasure dwell, So thall I fee, well pleas'd at laf,
The world and vice forgot.

My life not wholly useless part

Or to mankind or me ;
Shall beauty then for ever last ?

Then thall such comforts crown my end, Ah, no! its roles wither fait,

As those, and those alone, attend
Its bloom is quickly gone ;

Who love society.
And when that bloom mall fade away,

Shall love, capricious infant. Atay,
Its end, its chjeet fowo ?


ADDRESSED TO A FRIEND, ON THE Yet Atay, her beauty till remain'd,

Soon thall his mighty tran!ports end.
When novelty is o'er,

By W. HOLLOWAY, Author of the The higheft tweets the sooneft clos,

" Peasant's Fate." And pleature will itfelf deftroy

Toy to my friend, with purest glow !-
If blasted not before.

Let Fully laugh, let Fashion roam ;
And sure, if love can thus deceive

Thy comforts still be found at home : Those who, to talle his bounties, leave

Long may you prove a confort's love ; All social happiness,

Long may your children duteous prove ; Naught else can bid fo fair to last,

Conspiring fill, as on you go,

To smooth the paths of human woe. Naught else can raise fuch high dittalte For every other bliss.

Long may the Mule propitious Med

Her choiceft flow'rs where'er you tread; XI.

And long may He who greets your name May I ne'er have my sense confin'd Enjoy your friend this and your fame! T'enjoyments of a single kind, But ev'ry pleasure prize ;

LINES ON A BROTHER'S GRAVE. May I ne'er grudgingly receive A comfort which the world' can give,

Why are my eyes with tears fuffusod ? But catch it as it fjes.

Why throbs my aching breast,

When I behold a kindred grave

Invite to sweetest relt?
The prudent bee, op busy wing:

Is it that I am ftill denied Thus lights on ev'ry flow'r of fpring,

'This manion of repose ?
And tastes of each he meets,

Is it that he, who owns this bed,
Nor fpurns the meanest of the field ;
But with that little which it yields

Has done with worldly woes ?
Improves his store of sweets.

No-'tis the meddler MEMORY fill

Past vivid Scenes displays ;

Recalls youth's social hours again,
Let glory, honour, power, fame,

And childhood's whites days. de styled a falle and lenseless aim, Delerving ridicule :

Avaunt with all thy idle dreams! If it be wildom to rebuse

No joys halt thou to give :
The honey of the world's applause,

Disturber of my peace, forbear,
May I remain a fool.

And let one comfort live

SAVIOUR of men ! whose final voice
My palfione let me not despise,

Shall wake this flumbering duft,
Nor, treating them as enemies,

Teach me to look beyond the tornb,
Their verul calls oppose.

On thee repos'd my trust, Honour'd as friends, what bliss they That we shall from our Morber Earth, yield !

Brorbers, re-born, arife ;
Relisted, they may take the held, And in fiaternal oumbers join


The anthem of the tkics.

W. H.
May I receive as if kind Heaven
The world and all its joys had given

A SAPPHICK ODE. For me alone to know :

CAPPY the man who ev'ry day, Yet give as if that Heav'n desigo'd

3 Niyielf a blelling to mankind,

Who undifturbid drives time away, Thro' whom its grace mun flow.

And cracks his joke ;


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