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a scrivener, who, though of middle redemption money of her deliverer's
age, bas contracted a passion for Mar- estates; and, finally, by the scarf which
gütet, the object also of Dalgarno's is identified for Dalgarno's, as well as
Jawless desire. Her preference for by the wound on his wrist, proves bim
Nigel, and the circumstance of Nigel's the real felon. Margaret is thus rescued
being assisted by the King, who was from Skourlie, and united to Nigel. Of
his father's debtor, with jewels, where this adaptation we regret that we can-
on James authorises him to raise a sum not say the judgment was equal to the
for paying off a mortgage of his estates liberality. No expense has been spared
(pledged greatly below their value, no- in the getting up of the piece with ade-
minally to Skourlie, but in secret for quate splendour and effect, but the ma-
Dalgarno's use), are considerations nufacture of the plot was so injudicious,
which irritate Dalgarno against Nigel; that no actual attraction of " pomp and
who, for having drawn his sword with circumsatnces" could make full amends
in the Royal precincts, in rescue of for the intellectual deficiency. The
Margaret from an attempt of Dalgarno dramatist had, perhaps, the ambition to
to force her off, is fain to take sanc- share the praise of originality with the
tuary in Whitefriars (alias Alsatia), at novelist, and we believe he so far suc-
the house of Trapbois, the usurer, who ceeded that the latter would find it dif.
is to raise the money on the jewels. To ficult to recognize his own production,
prevent the completion of the payment The deviations, purposely made from
within the few remaining hours of the the story, have been made for the worse,
mortgage term, Dalgarno, who ou and have only the effect of rendering
failure of redemption would become ibe denouement more improbable, or
sole lord of Nigel's fortunes, comes, more tedious. The powerful character
masked and cloaked, with Peppercole, Dalgarno was played with much spirit
into the usurer's house, with a view of and propriety by Mr. C. Kemble. As
seizing and secreting the jewels. Trap- Skourlie, Mr. Farren was peculiar and
bois is gagged by Dalgarno with a effective. Mr. Fawcett gave vivacity
scarf, and, in bis struggle, the noose of and humour to Strappet. Mr. Farley
the scarf sliding, becomes entangled performed Peppercole, a second Pistol,
round his throat, and strangles him. with that broad burlesque which suited
Dalgarno is wounded by Nigel in the the part. Mr. Bartley was very ani.
wrist, but escapes with the jewels. The mated in King James, but was more
play now deviates still further from the like a jolly, blundering alderman than
track of the novel. Nigel, being proved a scholastic King, and rather too vulgar
to bave suddenly quitted the fatal scene, in his accent and manner. Lord Nigel
with the old man's daughter and some found in Mr. Abbot a precise and stately
valuable property, is next morning, at representative, but notbing more. Trap-
Dalgarno's suggestion, charged with bois gave Mr. Blanchard an opportunity
the murder: a charge corroborated by of shewing, with a painful fidelity, the
the non-appearance of the daughter at habits of a veteran usurer. Miss Foote
the inquest held by Hildebrod. Afewmi- played Margaret interestingly. Bridget
nutes only before the expiration of the was performed in character by Mrs.
term, the mortgage is paid off to Skour. Chatterley; and Miss Lacy, as Martha,
lie by Strappet from a secret source : reached the heart, and commanded the
while Nigel is brought from the tower, feelings of the audience. The Prologue,
and examined by the King in the pre- or induction, as it is more logically than
sence of Margaret: she having claim- dramatically called, was recited by, Miss
ed, under suspicious circumstances, and Foote and Mr. Yates, and though upat-
in the disguise of a Scottish page, a tractive in itself, received some favour
promise which James, when she had from the effect of their delivery.
sung before him in that dress at a mum- The opera of Love in a Village has
ming, had made, that he would grant been brought out of at this theatre,
the page a boon; which boon she wishes principally for the purpose of bringing
to receive in the shape of Niyel's par. out Miss Paton in Rosetta, although
don. The evidence of the murder now it was also made the vehicle of intro.
pressing Nigel, Skourlie, who has be- ducing a Mr. Larkin in the character of
fore unsuccessfully sought the hand of Young Meadows. The Rosetta of Miss
Margaret, promises that ou her consent- Paton is a performance of no common
ing to bestow it on him, he will acquit kind. The taste and feeling of her
the accused. She, in agony, is yielding, musical exécution were never more
when the rich usurer's daughter arrives, apparent. The voice of Miss Paton is
accounts for her absence from the in. not only melodious, but in its compass
quest, by explaining how she has se- includes the highest tones and the
cretly been employed in raising the clearest articulation. These qualities

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a genteel figure, and was in “ How blest the Maid," “ The very well received. Traveller benighted,” “ Young I am A new after-piece has also been proand sore afraid," and “ Go, naughty duced at the theatre. called The Duel ; Man ;" of which the last two, in ad. or, The two Nephews. This piece is dition to being admirably sung, were in the Pierce Egan-ish style of caricaacted with a degree of naiteté and ture, and has been very favourably archness which gave the highest finish received. to the brilliant vivacity of the com- It was the intention of the manager position.

to commence the Lent Concerts with a The new performer, Mr. Larkin, is new opera, entitled The Lady of the a native of Dublin, and a pupil of Mr. Lake, but on account of the sudden inBishop. We fear we must pronounce disposition of Miss M. Tree, The his powers to be inadequate to the ex- Creation was substituted as most of tent of a London Theatre. That he the audience were ignorant of his al. possesses a respectable portion of mu- teration, although the usual notice had sical science is evident, although fal- been posted at the doors, considerable ing far short of masterly and high finish. discontent was manifested. The overSome of bis lower potes are rich, but as ture was well performed, and Mr. Nel. he ascended he became wiry; por is his son sustained the recitative very effifalsetto agreeable. His best song was ciently. Madame Bulgari, who made “Still in bopes to get the better," her first appearance on this occasion, which was deservedly encored. His has a clear and correct intonation and introduction of * The Thorn" was also a moderate extent of compass. She honoured in the same way. Mr. Larkiu displayed considerable cultivation.

POLITICAL DIGEST.

BRITISH PARLIAMENT—House of of those illustrious men, in whose bands LORDS.-On the 4th of February the are now deposited the destinies of the United Parliament was opened by Com- Peninsula. His lordship said, “ the mission, and his Majesty was prevented policy of the British Government rested by indisposition from opening it in on the principles of the law of nations, person; the Commissioners were the that allowed every country to be the Lord Chancellor, the Archbisbop of judge of how it could be best governed, Canterbury, the Earl of Harrowby, the and what ought to be its institutions ; Earl of Westmorland, and the Earl of and the exceptions to the rule must Shaftesbury. We are sorry that we stand on their own particular merits. have not space to iosert the Speech The Spanish Constitution had been acwhich was delivered by the Chancellor, knowledged by England; and Spain, as it plainly indicates the favourable however she resisted foreign interferdisposition of Government towards the ence in her own internal affairs, had Spaniards, and pledges the Ministry to distinctly disclaimed any desire to a system of reduction of taxation, which effect any changes in other countries, has already been acted upon by Mr. Whatever defects might exist in the Robinson, the new Chancellor of the institutions of Spain, there had been a Excbequer. The passage in his Ma- Jess taint of blood, of crime, and of jesty's Speech, relative to the impend- violence, throughout the career of those ing war between France and Spain, is wbo bad conducted its affairs, than was not less honourable to the Ministry than afforded by any example of a similar grateful to the feelings of every iode. revolution in modern times." pendant man in the kingdom. « Faith. Feb. 7th.-Lord Ellenborough gave ful to the principles which bis Majesty notice of a bill to remedy the mistakes has promulgated to the world, as con- in the late Marriage Act, and Lord stituting the rule of his conduct, his Redesdale and the Lord Chancellor Majesty declined being a party to any promised their assistance towards framproceedings at Verona which could be ing the intended bill. deemed an interference in the internal Feb. 17th.-In answer to an allusion concerns of Spain on the part of foreign made by the Marquis of Lansdown to powers." The sentiments expressed in the Austrian Loan, the Earl of Liverthe Speech were ably enforced by Lord pool had no besitation in saying, that Liverpool in the course of the debate the principle of an arrangement for the that followed; that nobleman did ample repayment of the loan had been agreed justice to the wisdom and moderation to by the Austrian Government. He

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trusted he should soon be able to an- give way upon this subject, and, after nounce that the arrangement had been some severe reflections on the delays finally concluded.

that had taken place on this subject, House of COMMONS.-On the 4th stated, that he should propose first, of February the Speaker having read a a Resolution to express that the Church copy of the Speech, an address was Property of Ireland, which was in the moved by Mr. Childe, which was possession of Bishops, Deans, and Chapseconded by Mr. Wildman. Sir Joseph ters, was much too large. He should Yorke expressed himself as to the Spa-' then submit, in the second place, in. nish cause in a mapper that drew forth stead of absentee Clergymen, with a bigh eulogium from Mr. Brougham, 2,0001. or 3,0001. per year, and starving who immediately followed in a speech, Curates, that every Clergyman should which for eloquenee, sound argument have sufficient to support him respect. and constitutional feeling, has seldom ably. He would undertake to shew, been exceeded. During the course of tbat if the Church Property of Ireland his speech he gave the Ministere a very were properly fet, it would produce high and deserved commendation ; be three or four millions a year, and that said that " he felt extreme gratifica. this might, abolishing tithes altogether, tion, in common with every thinking go to a general fund to pay all the man in the House, at the sound and clergymen so as to allow them to live liberal views which Ministers bad like gentlemen, and make them useful. taken. He was sure that the commo- Feb, 14.-Sir Thomas Lethbridge nication would diffuse universal joy expressed his regret that the King's throughout England; that it would Speeeh did not hold out some specific diffuse spirit and confidence through- relief to the Agricultural Jeterest; out Spain, that it would carry comfort which drew from Mr. Secretary Canto all independent States, and propora ning a manly and candid avowal of the tionate dismay to the Allies calling sentiments of Ministers on this importhemselves Holy, who had issued a tant matter. He regretted, as much as Manifesto against liberty in the ab- the Hon. Baronet, that Ministers had stract and wherever it was to be found; been unable to give in the Speech any and who now were arming their bar- promise of specific relief; but all would barous or half-civilized bands to carry admit the unfairness and imprudence their Manifesto into execution.” of holding out expectations which must

In reply to Mr. Peel, Sir James Mack- be afterwards disappointed. The only intosb, in an irresistible and argumen- measure directed to the relief of the tative speech, cxposed the danger that Agriculture of the country, wbiçb it is would inevitably visit this country, if the intention of Ministers to propose, the Holy Allies on the Continent, now will be comprised in a remission of dia leagued against liberty, should succeed rect taxation. in their desigus against Spain. He Feb. 18.-The discussion of the Ca. clearly proved that “the Despots of tholic, Question, to be moved by Mr. the Continent avowed principles sub- Plunket, was postponed till the 17th of versive of the Law of Nations, destruc- April. tive of the rights of ludependent States, Feb. 19.--Mr. Hume moved a Reso. involviug Europe iu hostilities, affect lution, which stated that the recent aping the security of his Majesty's domi. pointment of Lord Beresford to the nions and the honour of his Crown, and office of Lieutenant-General of the levelled directly against the glory, li. Ordnance was inconsistent with the berty, and safety of Great Britain. recommendation of the Commissioners

Feb. 101h. – Mr. Goulburn stated, of Military Inquiry; at variance with that the Irish Government bad, from the professions of economy from the the first moment of its arrival, been Throne, and without a due considera. sedulously anxious to discover some tion of the situation of the country, just mode of removing the evils which which required every possible reducarose from the present system of col- tion. After a speech from Mr. Ward lecting tithes. In a short time he should and Mr. Canning, followed by an have a proposition to submit on the Aniendment propused by Mr. Macdosubject, on the part of the Irisb Go- nald which was negatived, Mr.Hume's vernment. After this Mr. Peel thought motion was put to the vote, when there that Mr. Hume should postpone the appeared for it 73, against it 200; mamotion of which he had lately given jority, 127. notice, till the proposition of his Right Feb. 20.--Lord John Russell, in purHon. Friend (Mr. Goulburn) had been suance of a notice, moved the appoint. brought before the House. But Mr. ment of a Committee to inquire into and Hume saw no reason why he should report upon the Right of Voting, and

the Number of Voters, in the different on clerks, shopmen, and travellers, Towns and Boroughs of England send 99,5001.; from four-wheeled carriages, ing Members to Parliament. The noble 145,0001.; from two-wheeled carriages, Lord reinarked on the necessity of such 98,0001.; from the higher class of taxed information, with a view to afford him- carts, 17,6301.; from the lower duties self and the House materials for proper on horses and mules, 72,5001. In regard consideration of his motion for Reform, to the taxes on carriages and servants, en the 11th of March, which had for its the Right Hon. Gentleman observed, object the disfranchisement of the worst that they were considered to affect only boroughs. This motion being opposed those classes which could bear them by Mr. Capping, the House divided best; but he did not think it was very for the motion, 90, against it, 128; ma- material whether a tas was paid by one jority, 38.

class or by another; the repeal of it Feb. 21.-Mr. Robinson laid before would be beneficial so far as it went. the House his proposed reduction of The window tax would also be reduced taxes. Some of the smaller items of generally fifty per cent, and that part Assessed Taxes would be abolished al- of it which affected ground floor shop together : such as the tax on occasional windows would be repeated altogether. servants, amounting to 37,2001.; on job- Jo regard to Irish Assessed Taxes, he bing gardeners, 19,7001.; on the lower proposed their total repeal-(cheers) classes of taxed carts, 9,3001.; on ponies theydid not produce more than 100,0001. under thirteen hands, 4,180l.; on small and that deficiency could be made good horses employed by farmers, who are by a saving in the collection of the Irisk also tradesmen, 6,5001. The remaining Customs. °Resolutions founded on the reductions would be fifty per cent. tbat statement of the Chancellor of the Exis to say, from the tax on male servants, chequer were agreed to, and the House 150,9001. will be withdrawn; from that adjourned.

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SHERIFFS APPOINTED BY HIS MAJESTY IN COUNCIL, FOR THE YEAR 1823

BEDFORDSHIRE - Thomas Charles LEICESTERSHIRE—Sir Wm. Walker, Higgins, of Turvey, esq.

of Leicester, knt. BERKSHIRE-Henry Piper Sperling, LINCOLNSHIRE Sir William Earle of Park-place, esq.

Welby, of Denton, bart. BUCKIYGHAMSHIRE-William Selby MONMOUTHSHIRE - Joseph Bailey, Lowndes, of whaddon-ball, esq. of Nanty Glo, esq.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE and HUNTING- NORFOLK Sir Edmund Knowles ĐONSHIRE-William Rayner, of Wis- Lacon, of Ormesby, bart, beach, esq.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE-Thos. Welch CHESHIRE-Joho White, of Sale, esg. Hunt, of Wadenhoe, esq.

CUMBERLAND-Edward Stapley, of NORTHUMBERLAND-Prideaux John Ponsonby-ball, esq.

Selby, of Twizzell-house, esq. CORNWALL- Charles Trelawny, of NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-Wm. Mason, of Coldrinick, esq.

East Retford, esq. DERBYSHIRE–Thomas Bateman, of OXFORDSHIRE Daniel Stuart, of Middletop by Youlgreave, esq.

Wykham-park, esq. DEVONSHIRE - Thomas Bewes, of RUTLAND Thomas Thompson,, of Beaumont-house, Plymoutb, esq. Tinwell, esq.

DORSETSAIRÉ-Heprg Charles Sturt, SHROPSHIRE-John Mytton, of Halof Moor Critchell, esq.

ston, esq. ESSEX - John Jolliffe Tufnell, of SOMERSETSHIRE John Frederick Langleys, esq.

Pidney, of Somerton Erly, esq. GloucesTERSHIRE-John Sunith, of STAFFORDSHIRE - James Hordern, Stapleton, esq.

of Wolverhampton, esq. HEREFORDSHIRE Edmund Bur- COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON — Edw. nam Pateshall, of Allensmore, esq. Knight, jan, of Chawton-park, esq.

HERTFORDSHIRE-Robert Sutton, of SUFFOLK-Henry Usborne, of BranRoss Way, Northchurch, esq.

ches-park, ésq. KENT · Thomas Austen, of Seven SURREY-Charles Hampden Turner, Oaks, em

of Rook's Nest, esq. Eur. Mag Feb. 1823.

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SUSSEX-Richard Prime, of Walber- WILTS - Saturday, March 8, New on-house, esq.

Sarum.
WARWICKSHIRE-Edward Willes, of DORSET-Thursday, March 13, Dor-
Newbold Comyn, esq.

chester.
WILTSHIRE-Jobu Fuller, of Neston Devon--Monday, March 17, Exeter.
Park, esg.

CORNWALL Monday, March 24,
WORCESTERSHIRE-John Williams, Launceston.
of Pitmaston, esq.

SOMERSET Saturday, March 29,
YORKSHIRE Walter Fawkes, of Taunton.
Farnley, esq.

OXFORD CIRCUIT.
SOUTH WALES.

BERKSHIRE Monday, March 3,
CARMARTHEN John Phillips, of Reading.
Crygwan, esq.

OXFORDSHIRE–Wednesday, March
PEMBROKE - Owen Lewis, of Tre- 5, Oxford.'
werp, esq.

WORCESTERSHIRE-Saturday, March
CARDIGAN-George Williams Parry, 8, Worcester.
of Llyddade, esq.

STAFFORDSHIRE–Thursday, March
GLAMORGAN — John Edwards, of 13, Stafford.
Rheola, esq.

SHROPSHIRE Wednesday, March
BRECON-Charles Prichard, of Tre. 19, Shrewsbury.
walter, esq.

HEREFORDSHIRE-Monday, March
RADNOR-John Benn Walsh, of ke 24, Hereford.
venlleece, esq.

MONMOUTHSHIRE-Saturday, March
NORTH WALES.

29, Monmouth.
ANGLESEY-Jones Panton, of Plas- GLOUCESTERSAIRE Wednesday,
gwyn, esq.

April 2, Gloucester. CARNARVON - William Turner, of

MIDLAND CIRCUIT. Garreg-faur, esq.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Saturday,
MERIONETH-John Wynne, of Cw- March 1, Northampton.
mein, esq.

RUTLAND -- Friday, March 7, Oak-
MONTGOMERY David Pagh, of ham.
Llanerchydol, esq.

LINCOLNSHIRE-Saturday, March 8,
DENBIGH Sir David Erskine, of Castle of Lincoln.
Pwll y Crochon, bart.

CITY OF DITTO-Same Day, City of
FLINT - Philip Davies Cooke, of Ditto.
Gwsaney, esg.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRÉ-Monday, Mar.
LENT ASSIZES CIRCUITS.

17, Nottingham. NORFOLK — Lord Chief Justice Ab

Town or Ditto-Same Day, Town bott and Mr. Baron Graham.

of Ditto, MIDLAND- Lord Chief Justice Dal.

DERBYSHIRE-Saturday, March 22, las and Mr. Justice Park.

Derby. HOME-Lord Chief Barov and Mr.

LEICESTERSHIRE Monday, March Baron Garrow.

31, Castle of Leicester. NORTHERN-Mr. Justice Bayley and

BOROUGH OF DITTO - Same Day,
Mr. Justise Holroyd.

Borough of Ditto.
WESTERN Mr. Justice Burrough CITY OF COVENTRY-Saturday, Apr.
and the new Judge to succeed Mr. 5, City of Coventry.
Baron Wood, who resigned on Monday.

WARWICKSHIRE — Same Day, War.
OXFORD–Mr. Justice Best and Mr.

wick. Justice Richardson.

The following are the names of the
HOME CIRCUIT.

Gentlemen who are to compose the
Days and Places appointed for the above

New Board of Customs in Ireland :to be held.

Mr. Boothley, and the Hon. J. H. Keith HERTFORDSHIRE–Thursday, March

*Stuart, from the English Board ; the 6, Hertford.

Hon. A. A. H. Hutchinson, H. S. King, Essex-Monday, March 10, Chelms- Esq., and Charles Boyd, Esq., who ford.

Jately held the office of Surveyor-GeKENT-Monday, March 17, Maid

neral in London.

The Excise Board is to be managed stone.

Su88EX-Monday, March 24, Hor- by five Commissioners, viz. : Mr. Mortsham.

lock and Mr. Trafuses, from the EngSURREY–Monday, March 31, King- lish Excise Board; Mr. Hewitt and Mr. ston-upon-Thames.

Plunkett, who were Members of the old
WESTERN CIRCUIT.

Board; and Mr. Cotto, who lately held
SOUTHAMPTON-Monday, March 3,

the office of Surveyor-General, Winchester

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