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The managers have introduced : a on the Dublin stage considered far benew afterpiece, upder tbe faring title neath her. If Miss F. H. Kelly is not of the Beacon of Liberty.” It is found. to play the leading characters in traed on the history of the deliverance of gedy, she will have bitter cause to Switzerland, by William Tell. The lament her connexion with this theatre. scene where Tell obeys the mapdate In our opinion, the sooner she can of the Governor, and shoots an apple cancel her engagement, the better. on the head of his son, produced con- Drury is in want of a 'leading female siderable effect, but all the rest was tragedian, and we much overrate the tiresome in the extreme. Although the enterprise, talents, and judgment of scenery is superb, and the performance Elliston, if he would not receive her has been repeated, we think it next with alacrity. But, above all, we adto impossible that it can continue to vise. ber not to appear in any 'new occupy the boards for any length of fangled tragedies that may be brought time. As to becoming attractive, thạt forward, until she has proved her ca. seems entirely out of the question. pability or inability in the tragic scenes

The Point of Honour, a sentimental ofoar immortal bard. The almost certain comedy, translated from the French, ill-success of a new tragedy will be at. has been acted for the apparent pur- tributed to her only, by those who are pose of giving Miss F. H. Kelly notoriously envious of her rising repuanother opportunity of appearing be- tation, and also by some of her quondam fore a London audience. We cannot friends. We bave heard it asserted, conceive that the character of Ber- that the cast of cbaracters to which tha could have been selected for the Miss Kelly aspires was previously enpurpose of exhibiting her great talents gaged by other perforiners ; if this be to advantage; it is neither comic nor true, then her engagement was more tragic, but of an episene nature, ad. politic than just on the part of the mitting something of both and enough managers; for how could she ever obof neither. Indeed we should have rain the fulfilment of a promise, verwondered how such a play as “ The bally made, of having an increase of Point of Honour” could have attracted salary, provided ber debüt entitled'her a crowded pit, if we did not know the 10 such a just reward ? In tbe Point anxiety of the town to see this young of Honour," Mr. Cooper, from Drury. Jady brought forward much oftener. "lane, made his first apearance on these We know not whether the first perfor- boards, in the character of St. Frant, mers have, or ought to have, the and was received with the warmest appower of choosing their cast of cha- plause ; as a good and useful performer racters, but we certainly know, that he will prove ap acquisition to the every tragic performer has a right to strength of the company. The chaexpect the prominent characters of racter of Durimel was performed by Shakspeare as long as the approbation Mr. Charles Kemble with eminent of the public sanctious it. To confine ability; but nothing. can make this one of our best actresses to characters play attractive. Blanchard played of minor interest, infinitely bepeath Steinburgh with telicity, although be her powers, is as injurious to her rising was egregiously imperfect, We forgot reputation, as it is hurtful to her feel. to state that Miss Kelly made a small ings, especially wheo sbe is doomed to addition to her part, which was emiwitness a preference of rivals, who nently effective; her whole perforwere rivals no where else ; for the mapce was received with enthusiastic same actresses who are pow thrust into applause, the best characters of Shakspeare were

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ALTHOUGH this elegant theatre has ture, to embalm the name 'of its author closed since our last oumber, with the to the latest posterity. A meagre outusual run of benefits, important only line of the story has been preserved, to the persons for whom they are given, but the fine humour and natural sentiand, therefore, not worth a particularment, by which the novel is so emi. notice, yet we have to mention one nently distinguished, do not live in the exception. The appearance of a new drama. The pieceopens with the unlucky musical drama, called The Vicar of visit:of Moses to the fair, and proceeds Wakefield, professedly founded on the through all the gradations of misfortone popular novel of Goldsmith: a tale by which the hapless Vicar is assailed, that will forever exist, as ope of the and bis domestic happiness destroyed. brightest ornaments in English litera. The-sedaction of his beloved daughter, Olivia, by Squire Thornhill, the man most deservedly. 'Miss Chester graced whom he bad fondly viewed as the the part of Olivia, with all the perprotector of his family; the destruc- sonal charms that could be desired, tion of his residence by fire, and but neither ber beauty por talents his subsequent incarceration, are all could compensate for the frigid inanity brought before the audience. The ofthe part she was obliged to personate. scenes are, however, weak and in- Liston, we had almost said the immorefficient, and the first representation tal Liston, cannot redeem the cbawas received with approbation mixed racter of our friend Moses from a very with almost an equal portion of dissent, brief mortality. Terry, as the good leaving it for a long time doubtful old Vicar, performed with too much whetber a repetition would be endured. formality, and excited but little syroIt bas, however, since been acted, but patby. Cooper, as Burchell, bad no with such moderate applause, that we occasion for the respectable talents he are inclined to think that we shall never possesses. As it is probable this drama be again obliged to witness this unsuc- will never be repeated, we should not cessfulattempt to dramatise a production have said so much, did we not think pre-eminent for pure taste, moral senti- our distant readers would feel some ment, and natural and pathetic incident. curiosity to know how the best work of The best scene in the play, beyond com- our best novellist has been treated. parison, is that in which Mrs. Orger, as Novellists of inferior character may be the well-known Carolina Wilhemina successfully dramatised, as inferior Amelia Skeggs, sung or rather peform- poets may be translated, but a drama ed a song, descriptive of the charms worthy of Goldsmith's novel we think of the opera, in an excelleut style; as impossible as a translation of Virgil. this song elicits the greatest applause This iheatre closed on the 15tb iøst.

ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE.

SINCE our last notice of this theatre result of the season has been favourable, the house has been closed; and no- and that “ active preparation," will be thing of consequence has taken place the employment of the manager during except the benefits at the close of the the recess. season. We are happy to hear that the

POLITICAL DIGEST.

Since the peace and other immediate strongest post in Catalonia, did not results of the battle of Waterloo, no seem to damp the ardoor of The patriot month has been so replete with im. Mina. Morillo, after his treachery in portant political occurrences as that Galicia, continued in possession of all the events of which it is now our duty the passes and fortifications of that proto record. The ever memorable coti- vince; whilst Ballasteros, in Castile, test of Spain is far from terminated, remained in amity with the general to but it has run through one stage of its whom he had betrayed his country. In events, and all its future occurrences other parts of Spain, no force whatever must be of another class or species to remained to oppose the enemy; for, open contests in the field. Our last except a few inefficient bands of Guer. Political Digest brought the war down rillas, in Estremadura, that species of to that period, when the enemy bad force had been so reduced and paralcaptured the Trocadero on the 31st of lised by the pricsthood, that it bud August, and had opened negociations fallen an easy prey to the enemy. lo with the ruling powers in Cadiz; those this forlorn situation, the Cortes denegociations were broken off and hos- vised a scheme worthy of better sue tilities were resumed. In Catalonia cess. Remembering the attachment the intrepid Mina, with his brave co- which all enlightened and liberal peradjutors, Milans, St. Miguel, and Llo. sons bad to the name of Riego, they beras, continued to maintain the war sent that patriotic cbief, witb a sort against superior numbers and every of Forlorn Hope, to land at Malaga, disadvantage. On the 27th of Septem- and proceed to the Head-quarters ber the most important fortifications of of the perjured and treacherous BalSt. Sebastian and Figueras had beca Jasteros, and to eodeavour to win back delivered to the enemy by treachery; his army to the cause of their country. but the sarrender of this last place, the Riego appears to have esecuted his hazardous enterprize with consummate Bidossoä on the 2d of April; on the bravery and judgment, and even bore 17th he reached Vittoria ; on the 22d off Ballasteros in triumph ; it is evi. he got to Burgos; on the 24th of May dent that complete success would have he reached Madrid; on the 21st of crowned his efforts, but the Spanish August Corrunda surrendered ; on the troops were callous to all the appeals 31st of that month the Trocadero was by which it was hoped to rekindle in carried; on the 201h of September St. them some latent sparks of honour and Petri was taken ; on the 27th of the of pational pride; and at length the same month, both Figueras and Pamintrepid Riego fell into the hands of the peluda were given up by treachery; and French, who, contrary to their usual on the 3d of October the surrender of honour in such cases, delivered him Cadiz closed the scene. But the two over to the Regency, a party that was calculations, that of the British ministers known to be embued with a spirit of was the more reasonable, as it was the most sanguniary vengeance against founded on the rational basis, that the him and his adherents. It is yet a Spaniards however inert and spiritless question whether this brave map may would, considering the justice of their not perish upon the scaffold, and adorn cause, at least be frec from any very the page of history as the Hampden, or extraordinary degree of treachery. rather the Russell of Spain. On the The progress of the French has been failure of this expedition of General entirely the result of tempting men by Riego, the affairs of the Cories became gold to the commission of the worst of truly desperate. On the 20th of Sep- crimes of which our nature is capable; tember, the French captured the fort of and this is the more to be regretted as San Petri, which materially intercepted it proceeds from a government which the supplies which were brought into professed to derive its stability from its La Isla, down the little river at the superior justice and morals to that of mouth of which that fortress is sic its predecessor, the Emperor Napoleon. tuated. On the 23d of September, the The King of Spain, during the wbole French fleet bombarded Cadiz, and al- of his residence in Cadiz, acted with though they did but little injury, this such singular duplicity, that he had bombardment alarmed the timid and induced the most sceptical to believe selfish, and, what was of more conse- him sincere in the cause of freedom; quence, it enabled the emissaries of and yet such was his extraordinary the French to spread alarm and dis- cunning, that he was in secret corres content throughout Cadiz, and even pondence with the enemy by means of amongst the troops. The Daval and flying Kites of different shapes and military commanders now reported to colours from the roof of his house, haythe Cortes, that their means of defence ing chosen this method because the were inadequate to their security, and amusement was so congenial to the exthat body immediately sanctioned the treme childishness and imbecility of opening of negociations with the enemy. his character, that it was not likely to The Duke d'Angoulême insisted upon excite suspicion. On leaving Cadiz, he the absolute and unconditional sorren- put forth a proclamation, conceived in der of the King as a preliminary to any the best spirit, and promising a general negociation, and the Cortes were so amnesty to heal the wounds of his disindignant at such dishonourable and tracted country; and, in his speech to unjust terins, that they unanimously the Cortes from the throne, he ex. resolved to bury themselves in the pressed his gratitude to them and to ruins of the place; a few days after his ministers for the respect and dethey voted by a division of 60 to 30, ference they had shewn to bim, and for that the enemy's terms should be ac the care they had taken of himself and ceded to; and, on the 1st of October, his family. Immediately, however, on the King and Royal Family repaired to his joining the French, be published a St. Mary's, the Head-quarters of the Rescript, in which he describes the Duke d'Angoulême, and on the 3d Ca- conduct of this very Cortes and minis. diz, with all its dependencies, surren- try to have been “ the most criminal dered to the enemy; and thus has ter. treason, the most disgraceful baseness, minated this memorable campaign.- the most horrible offences," &c. &c.; The enemy at the outset declared, that and he annuls every thing that the the conquest of Spain would be imme- Constitutionalists had done from 1820. diate and without resistance, whilst Since which he has issued another proLord Liverpool and Mr. Canding pro- clamation, which effects the banishnounced it impracticable in toto ; it is ment to a distance of fifteen leagues curious to reflect how mistaken both from Madrid of above 15,000 persons, parties have been in their calculations. comprising the most intelligent, indusThc Duke d’Angoulême crossed the trious, and valuable members of the community. The periods of Nero, of tablishing of a free representative geMarius, and Sylla, can produce nothing vernment. Neither Russia por Engequal to this perfidy, tergiversation, land seem to doubt the security of the bigotry, and vengeance of Ferdi Greek independencem an independence pand. In vain can he plead that his that will be the means of diffusing all first decree of amnesiy was wrung the blessings of civilization, of arts, of from him by duress; for at the time of science, of manufactures, of commerce, issuing it, he was on the very threshold aud of social morals throughout those of French protection, and had he not countries of Asia and Africa that have intended to carry it into execution, as for centuries beeu inbabited solely by a brave monarch, faithful to his honour wandering tribes. In Egypt, the Pacha and to his oath, he ought to bave re- seems to be of a cbaracter to promote sisted the signature even' by the sacri. all such objects. fice of his life and to have exclaimed, This country bas at length appointed “ rather than so dishonour my throne, 1 Consuls and Vice-Cousuls to all the will die;" in me me convertite ferrun. principal ports of Mexico and of South But'the situation of Spain is appalling. America, but it has contrived the apOn oue side, the intelligence and virtue pointment in a manner that aroids an of the country are arrayed in favour of acknowledgment of the actual inde. abstract lilicrty; on the other, the preju- pendence of any of those states; aldices and the passions of the ignorant though all, with the exception of Peru, and selfish are loud for the establishment have long been independent to every of a system of the most sanguinary intent and purpose of national exista vengeance and proscription ; and for ence. The republics of Chili and of the re-establishment of a church and Columbia have dispatched. armies to political government suited scarcely to aid ihe Constitutionalists in Peru, and ihe condition of the 12th century. The there can be no doubt of that country French wish to pursae a middle course, obtaining the blessing of liberty, and but either find or pretend to find it im- rescuing herself from that thraldom practicable, without a forced and mili- under Spain, which for nearly two cen tary occupation of the country: they turies had kept those fue regions of therefore run the risk of rousing that the earth in ignorance, vice, and superonly enthusiasm, wbich, except the stition. The Portuguese have been at superstition and love of slavery, the leagth obliged to eyacuate the Brazils, Spanish character is susceptible of. No and the Brazilian navy, under Lord sagacity can foresee what may be the Cockrane, has intercepted a great numresult of such a fearful situation of ber of the Portuguese sbips on their affairs; the most eminent of the gom return to Europe. . No established convernment writers has already declared, stitution has yet been settled in Brazil; that « Spaia'is blotted out of the map the Kiog of Portugal's son continues of Europe for a century at least ;" and there under the title of Emperor, but it he proceeds to warn us that we may is much doubted whether he will be able soon behold 6 Political results of an to retain his power, the spirit of liberty unexpected kind.”

and of independence being so strong to Italy, the Austrians continne to throughout almost every part of the occupy the Neapolitan territories, but country. The Brazilians are now dis having, they conceive, sufficiently suba cussing the form of their governmeot, dued the public spirit in Piedmont by and it is evident that the Emperor is their extreme rigour against the li obliged to bend considerably 10 public berals, or those suspected of liberality, opinion. One of the most remarkable they have withdrawn their army of documents of the age is a treaty be. occupation from the King of Sardinia's tween Buenos Ayres, a republic, and dominions.

the coostitutional government of the · Although the Greeks have achieved Brazils; a treaty acknowledging as its no great military or naval victories sole basis those principles whicb are over the Turks, they have at least desigoated in Europe by the terms retained the possession of what they ultraism and legitimacy. Such a treaty had previously wrested from their between coupiries owing their existoppressors; and, in such a struggle, tbe ence, as negociating powers, solely to gaining of time is certain triumph to their recent conflict against and triumph one party and as certain ruin 10 the over sach principles, is indeed a pheother. The vaunted efforts, by wbich nomenon. How inherent in our oatare the Turks were to overwhelm the Mo- must be the love of absolute powerrea, have suak into insignificance, 4 Man, dressed in a little brief whilst the Greeks have been assiduous authority, plays such fantastic tricks in consolidativg their power by the before high heaven, as make the Angels diffusion of knowledge, and by the es

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COMMERCIAL REPORT,

Tuesday, October 21. COTTON.- The sales in our cotton ceed 1500 casks; the prices are fully market during last week do not exceed Ls. bigher than on this day week. The 1000 bales, consisting of-200 Surats, deliveries from the warehouses appear good fair 6d, good 7 d. in bond; 150 to bare fallen off materially last week. Bengals, middling 6d, fair 6ld, good The public sale of Barbadoes this fair 6!d ; 190 Madras, good 7įd; 460 forenoon, 150 casks, went off without Pernains 114d, good fair, in bond; and briskness, but not lower. a few inferior at the same price, duty There was a very considerable change paid ; these, in some instances, are at in the refined market last week; the a shade under the currency of last request both for low and fine goods was week; some holders are losing their considerable, and a general improvefirmness at the approaching prompt, ment of 1s. a 28. per cwt. was obtained; and offering their cotton of the ist several contracts for forward delivery August sale at a moderate discount. were entered into, at prices rather

SUGAR.—The sugar market continued higher than the present market curvery steady till towards the close of rency.-Molasses were 28s. 6d. last week, when a renewed demand The refined market is not so brisk commenced, and prices 1s. per cwt. this forenoon; the advance of last higher were obtained, and more busi- week is, however, maintained.-Moness were reported on the Friday than lasses are brisk at 298. for some time preceding.

By public sale last week, 33) chests There was not so much business do Havannah sugars, were brought foring in Muscovades early this forenoon; ward; the wbite was in part bought as the day proceeded, the demand re- in; middling to good white 40s. a 448; vived, and the estimated sales ex- the yellow all sold at 288.

LIST OF PATENTS.

To Benjamin Rotch, of Furnival's To John Hughes, of Barking, Essex, London, Esq. for his improved Fid for slopseller, for certain means of secur: the upper masts of ships and other ing the bodies of the dead in coffins. vessels. Dated August 21, 1823 --Six Sept. 11, two months. months allowed to enrol specifications. To Henry Constantine Jennings, of

To James Surrey, of Battersea, Sur. Devonshire-street, Mary-le-bone, Midrey, miller, for his method of apply. dlesex, Esq. for an instrument to be ing heat for the producing steam and affixed to the saddle-tree, by the appli. for various other purposes, whereby the cation and use of which, inconvenience expense of fuel is lessencd. Sept. 4, and distress to the horse may be avoidtwo months.

ed. Sept. 11, six months. To William Woodman, of York Bar- To James Sprigg, the elder, of Birracks, veterinary surgeon of the 2nd mingham, Warwickshire, fender-maker, Dragoon Guards, for his improved for a certain improvement in the manuhorses' shoe, which he denominates the facture of grates, fenders, and fire-iron berited heeled expanding shoe. Sept. rests. Sept. 11, two montbs. 11, two months.

To Thomas Wickbam, of NottingTo Bryan Donkin, of Great Surrey. ham, lace-manufacturer, for his imstreet, Surrey, engineer, for his inven- proved and prepared rice, rendered tion of the means or process of destroy- applicable for use in all cases in ing or removing the fibres from the wbich starch is applied. Sept. 11, two thread, whether of flax, cotton, silk, or months. any other fibrous substance composing To William Hase, of Saxthorpe, Northe fabrics usually termed lace-net, or folk, ironfounder, for his new any other denomination of fabric, where thod of constructing mills or machines, boles or interstices are formed by such chiefly applicable to prison discipline. tbread in any of the aforesaid fabrics. Sept. 11, iwo months. Sept. 11, two months. Eur. May. Oct. 1823,

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