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What! vainly hope from them applause Ladyr Selina Su..

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garcane Who Aill remember - Henderson and 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 Moor-dick, a Gib-cal, or a hare :" whose quarrels give a title to the piece, This was of tacnidly monitora the cry.- are beautifully pourtrayed ; in the But “ Plague upon all cowards," an- foreground is a suftic bridge, and a Swer'd I ;

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

(Squire Faxglove) relates, that Sir Pep. Tho' true, indeed, had. I miscarry'd percorn Crabitick has broken off a beie,

(beer; match between his daughter Caroline My fack had tund as fat as dead Imall and Charles, the fun of Alr. and Mrs. A tajiure here had driven me from my Supplejack, because the latter, proud Itation,

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

{of Gaunt." whose greatest pride is to own his ob“For I'm no co-ward-thor not You ligations to trade and the successful ef. 'Twas instinct 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 most kind; the two families introduce new plans I came- your favour justified my plan, of marriage for their respective off. I ne'er felt froider jince I was a man! spring: Lady Selina Sugarcane, the “ I Mall tbink the letter of myself and you chattering widow of a West India Nabob, During my lifc~or 1°m° an 'Elreau is brought from town as a match tor Jeau.

{again Charles, and Miss Caroline is deftined Farewell !-Believe me, I mall lorg by her father to meet the addresses of To meet you in Eaficheap - P0aw ! – Matthew Muthroom, Líq. a rich York

Drury-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."

(warm my heart, Springs from Charles, however, hy Once more, farewell !-Ah! how 'twould the alliitance of his friend Foxglove, Could I but bope you'll fay, as I depart, procures un interview by moon-light While my demerits you forbear to lcan, with Caroline, which is discovered by We could bave better spar'd a better the vigilance of Argus, a truity serve man,"

ant of Sir Peppercorn's, who sud. 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 approach his house in future. vent Garden Theatre; the principal

In A&t ad, Caroline is consigned Characters being thus represented :

close prisoner to her chanıber ; her

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

disguise of a Giply to convey a letter Crabitick Squire Foxglove Mr. INCI.DON.

10 Charles, whole parents and intended

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

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

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

an antipathy to Argus (who had Charles Supplejack Mr. BRAHAM.

Superseded lim in Sir Peppercorn's ferProteus Mr. FAWCETT.

vice), deceives the latter in the disguise Lady Patience 7 Crabstick } Mis CHAPMAN.

of a Jew pedlar, and etfeets the eicape

of Caroline, who, to avoid being seen Caroline Crabstick Miss WADDY. in her flight, rides from her father's in Susan

Signora STORACE. à poft.chaise, which Mrs. Supplejack Mrs. Supplejack Mrs. DAVENPORT. bad prepared to convey Charles to Kitty Nis. DIDDIN. London, in hopes ebat absence -might 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 deligned to take away Subsided, was expected to recommence from her.

detach

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 flight of their children, at a dressed the audience thus i 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. Mushroom and Lady Selina, ruption). I wish, 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 single pala Supplejack, finding all their plans fruf. 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 kingle after the ‘union of the two young thought or sentiment in the nightest lovers, to put an end to family quar- degree disrespectful to any part of the rels.-Mr. Supplejack and Lady Pa- audience. (Mixture of hisses and applause.) tience Crabítick most heartily aflent to And, Ladies and Gentlemen, if you the arrangement, having been perfectly suffer 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 frei interruption, however, foon vehicle for the conveyance to the pub- happened, from the circumstance of lic ear of some very charming music by Fawcett's going off without singing a Reeve, Moorheadl, Davy, and Braham, particular long, 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 song plot, intereft, or originality, to any was, a with 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 should ling it with cheerfulness. for much theatrical amusement. This he did, amidit a mixture of mar

We 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 confufion arole. Proteus, repre. a flight alluhon by Munden to a black sented by Fawcett, here assumed the fmouch. This, however, pased off, and habit of a Jew, selling slippers and va- 'the piece concluded with conGderable rious other articles. Offering his ar. applause, the chief opposition being from ticles for sale to Argus, a 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 expresion; uncommon degree, science, talte, and and the symptoms of resentment on fpirit; and several of the airs will, we their part were to great, that not a doubt not, become popular. • The Jew and the Doctor, and The School for Prejudice.

28. A! VOL.XLII. Dec. 1802.

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SIR,

. 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 he performed ment cannot be attributed to any backwith feeling and judgment. His de wirdness on my part. The fanse momeanour wants polish ; but he rossesses tives which actuated me then, are no talents to make a respectable actor. less powerful now : and it will give me

infinite pleasure, if, by the exertion of DUBLIN THEATRICALS.

any powers I poffefs, 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 lpeak of myself as a private indiviform for that charity, declaring also, dual, 1 have only to regret the fad that no application or request of such neceility 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 -unamiable as (I cilpied the public conversation for trust) it is foreign to my nature. tome time paft, Mrs. Siddons thought I regret that I thould be constrained it incumbent on her to address the from unfortunate circumstances, 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 ihould be Ireland.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant, TO FREDERICK EDWARD JONES, ESQ.

S. SIDDONS.

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

ADDRESS uneasiness. Public concern is, under

UPAN THE OPENING 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 most injurious

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

led,

stread ; that I understand it is generally be. With fond remembrance should THALIA lieved I retuied to play for the Lying- Where breathe MELPOMENE her plainin Hospital. On this subject you will,

tive wees,

(Hows; I am sure, be as anxious to do me juf. But thro' the meads where facret 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 birih? 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 hour of calling on me at my houle in fires,

[pires; Park ftreet lait summer, when it was Here grace and beauty native wit inliberally proposed on your part, as it Judges and State!men hence, and War. was cheerfully accepted on mine, that riors b. ld I thould perform for fome charity : you The mighty master-glories to unfold ; also recollect, that it was confidered Edrwards and Henrys, York ard Hotspur by us both as a compliment juitiy due brings,

made Kings! tó Lady Hardwicke, that the thould And Harwick itout, who nade and VA-have 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 farber's deeds, tha' yours thro' lency would give her preference to the earth resound :

[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 desirous of exerting myself for the Wrong'd Desdemona, Juliet'stimele:s bier, benefit of so laudable an inftitution. Coritelia's kind, Ophelia's trantic tear ;

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Blushes that Hero's innocence approve, Here'rofe the cloister'd domes with And witty Bearrice ensnar'd in love ;

gloomy awe,

(tyrant's law; The passion Rosalind's disguises (peak, That mock, in Shak speare's verle, the That fed, O Viola, on thy damalk 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 give High-minded Yabel, and Portia's powers, Their tollies perith, but their virtues And Imogen, the fairest of his fancy's

live !

[Baruns reigr., flowers :

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

May noble Bounty to thele scenes deNo killing frost, no blast of sorrow know!

fcend, Here might be view the battle's proud While we co worth of ev'ry order bend; array,

[gay ; Nor, tho the hypocrite may dain 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 form of civil discord To mend the future we forgive the past, But antique state, and Chades of mellow'd But point the moral, righteous deeds apart t,

{heart !

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

scrime. [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-GRATI walls.

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IV.
Written by a young Gentleman, on his The sad sequester'd hermitage

Silter's trantinitting him a Cupy of Dr. May suit the neth of hoary age,
Cotton's Fire-lide.''

Who'e active days are o'er,
I.

To view, with heartfelt true content,
DO
CAR Sally, whilft poetic dreams, A former life, not idly fjent
To flow'ry vales and purling ítreams Whilf bleft with strength and pow'r.
Confine a happy mind ;

V.
Whilft fome in their dear selves portest Yet who, with youth and vigour fraught,
Oi all that's good, “ cry to be bleft, Can bear th'ignoble selhíh thought,
Retire, and quit mankind :"

Th’inactive mean retreat ?
II.

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, La fhori, let others live for me,

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

Tho' each bliss elle should fly;
III.

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

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

VII.
She foon the vain excurfon mournd, In his enthufiaftic brain
She soon to happinels return'd.

Such wild romantic schemes may reign Unfound in folitude.

Of some celestial spot, “Cloud.capt Tower:," printing to Warwick Castle, which might well suggest to Shakespeare the magnificent idea of " gorgeous palaces and chnd-capt towers." + " Mellow'd are," The works of the old matters in painting." Nn 12

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BIRTH OF A DAUGHTER.

Some flow.ry plain, fome homely cell,

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

My life not wholly useless part
VIII.

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

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

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

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

RICHMOND W-
Shall love, capricious infant. Aay,
Its end, its ohjeet flown ?

EXTEMPORE LINES,
IX.

A FRIEND, ON
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 lweets the sooneft clos,

Peasant's Fate." And pleature will ittelf deftroy If blasted not before.

Such joy as fires and husbands know : X

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 consort's love ; All social happiness,

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

Contpiring fill, as on you go,

To smooth the paths of human woc .. Naught else can raise such high wittalte

Long may the Mofe propitious thed
For every other bliss.

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 T'enjoyments of a single kind,

Enjoy your friend this and your fame ! But ev'ry pleasurt 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 fuffus d ? But catch it as it fiies.

Why throbs my aching breast,

When I behold a kindred grave
XII.

Invite to sweeteit relt ?
The prudent bee, on busy wing.

Is it that I am ftill denied
Thus lights on ev'ry flow'r of spring,
And tastes of each he meets,

'This manfion of repose ?

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

Has done with worldly woes?
Iniproves his före of sweets,

No-'tis the meddler MEMORY fill

Palt vivid Scenes displays ;
XIII.
Let glory, honour, power, fame,

Recalls youth's social hours again,

And childhood's whiter days.
De styled a falte and lenseless aiin,
Delerving ridicule :

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

No joys haft 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
XIV.

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

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

Teach me to look beyond the tomb,
Their ulerul calls oppose.

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

Brorbers, re-born, arife ;
Relilled, they may take the field,

And in fiaternal oumbers join
And
prove indeed

my
toes..

The anthem of the skies.
XV.

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 :

НАР,

APPY the man who ev'ry day. Yer give as if that Heav'n derigord

Sees firloin on his table (moke ; Niyielf a bletting to mankind,

Who undifturbid drives time away, Thro' whom its grace mul fow.

And cracks his joke ;

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