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speaking of a lady unluccessful, says, on the whisker, and half on the curl, I must « Sure, now that ihe bones have failed, put on loosely a little rouge, as if it had been she will try something else." This is, we left there by a lady's cheek, -Then his coat fear, rather too intelligible.
here-I most powder with the most natural Having said thus much, we hope not appearance, as if it had been done by a lady's with too much severity, we shall give a having fainted in his arms; and if all is not 1hort scene or two, and leave our readers done to his mind, the poor Pink has a devil to form their own conclusion,
of a life. Enter Pink.
Mad. Aha! so Captain Daffy not have a Pink. Your devoted, Mam'selle! I'm fine lady to do all dis for him? quite fortunate in meeting with you, for I Pink. No, no; he only wishes that it seldom can ftir abroad.--'Pon my soul, we should be thought they do--that pleases a beau persons of fashion have a sad time of it ten times better than it's really being so. much splendour, but no rest.
Mad. But ilere is Mr. Macpharo, not he Mad. I should cink de valet to Captain tink so.-Ah! he be de grand fine looking Daffodil be no great trouble, but grand plaisir. man !- He make de ladies hearts go pic
Pink. Ah, Ma’mselle! you know not a pat ! half my woe! I'nı but the shadow of the Pink. To say the truth of it, he is the Pink that I was, when I went into his ser. only friend the Captain has,—who seems, vice.-Up all night--put from fleep even in formed to please you Ladies---for he makes the morning, when he comes home in bad no fuss about it ; yet, loves a pretty girl in humour--because uninvited to a ball, or his soul. having lost money ;-then all the rainy morn Mad. Ver surprising, dat de English woing forc d to fag after Jew-brokers--telllies men love to have in public, what de French to tradesmen-carry billet-doux to women always with to have en privacy.. of quality-then hurry, hurry home again to Pink. Those ladies who wish to be at the dress him for St. James's-street :-better height of Ton, like to be followed by the far the life of a hackney-coach horse. men, for nothing but vanity.- But that don't
Mad. Captain Daffodil be so pretty a prevent the fly fellows, like Macphiaro, from man, he sure never vant money--de great faring as well in London, as any Englishman lady give him plenty.
does at Paris. Pink. Why, some of them pay him for bis Mad. He be fine fellow-make game of attendance pretty well ;-chere is Lady Bon
every borly. ton-ah, Ma’mselle, I suppose you know Pink. That is his business, you know ; he how matters stand at Bonton-House ? gave it out when he came from Ireland, that.
Mad. It be de grandest assemblée in he was descended from the Kings of Ireland; town)-grand faro_and petit foupé,-rès
and I do believe there was rbis fagallant,
arily likeness among them that neither of Pink. I wish that was all ;-but we that them had a Crown in their pofleffion. are in the secret, are quite diftrest at present. Mad. Ha! ha! but he now be ver rich ! - Pon my soul, I fear, they'll mut up shop Pink. He is none of Pharaoh's lean kint ; -Lady Bonton has had a curseu bid run;
he has made a devilish large fortune by dupLady Va-tout has touch'd her for a devilih ing fools.--A young Buck of fortune takes large sum. [Looking at his watch.] But I a pride in boatting his loiles, and thinks it must tear myself away, for it's near twelve; gives him an air of fashion, being without a the Captain will be ringing-I must run. guinea, but what costs him twelve thillings in
Mad. No, no; pray, Monsieur Pink, do the pound to borrow from a Jew broker. tell me more of de grand monde to tell my Mad. Ha, ha, ha! if Lord Ormond marry pupil ---now she go to thine in it.
dis Lady Clairville, I will try to get dis Mac. Pink. 'Pon my soul, tho Captain will be pharo for my charge. quite frantic, if I should be absent when he Pink. Adieu, Ma'mselle! I must force awakes :-to go out in the morning, I dress myself away-lll fly to you the first spare him en demi coquette-then before dinner, moment, to attend you to the malked ball. I finish him off in high style, en prince; but
[Exit Pink. after dinner comes the harder task of all!
Mad. What do you do den?--he sure Enter Mrs. Tender, Macpharo, Villiers, and not dress tree times ?
Daffodil. Pink. Oh, he returns home before he goes Daf. [Laughing. ] 1 positively don't beto the party's, to haye the left side chifonée, lieve one word of that marriage. and it must be arranged in so very easy a Mrs. Ten. Well, I do; for men, when manger, as to seem as if done by a lady's cap they cannot play the rogue, will play the fool -then here~(pointing so his face) just half-ha, ha, ha ! -But have you heard of the
be, he !
fad affair which has happened to my poor Mr's. Ten. And there is his fifter, Mis friend, Lady Raymond?
Raymond,-she is gone off to a convent, her Daf. Afide ] Oh, now I shall enjoy the friends say ; but we know bercer. being roasted to inuch. He, he, he !
Daf. To a convent ! Oh, she has a handVill. Ha! what has happened?
some groom of the chambers with her, I war. Mrs. Ten. Only caught in a house of no rant. torious fame, locked up with Lord Bonton.
Vill. This is pure malice ; every syllable [fide.] I trust they don't know of my un.
false. lucky detection.
Mrs. Ten. Most probably it is so, for the Mac. Faith, you may say that, locked in
vile world is so ill-natar'd, I don't believe his arms.
half wliat I hear. Vill. This is untrue; I know her honour
Vill. Madam, Madam ! it were a wicked too well ever to doubt it.,
world indeed, if one believed half what you Mrs. Ten. Oh, no one can doubt its ex
say. istence, fince she has deposited it in the Mvs. Tom. In truth, I only repeat what I hands of so many witnelles.
hear, to gain information, Heaven knows, Omnes. Ha, ha, ha!
I pity the poor things : but I hope the sur Daf. Lord, they don't know that it was
will now be cleared up between Ormond me! I must tell it Oh, yes, I will.
and Lady Clairville. Vill. She is all innocence ; but it is only Daf. Oh, that in a little time will speak such characters that awaken malice.
for itself. He, he, he ! Mac. 'Pon my conscience, now, I think it Mrs. Ten. Ha! I thought there was a not probable that she went there for nothing cause for the long cloak last time I saw her. at all at all ; and as for defamation, I coink
Vill. [To Daffodil] Sir, 1 desire you may it is you who defame Bonton, hy supposing never more dare to mention that Lady's that ihe preserved her purity in such a fitua
name. When such things as thou art suffered tion.
to prate, no wonder characters thus bleed. Vill. If the was in such a situation.
Mac. Hold, Villiers; you know, Sir, kilDaf. But be assured, that all of you are
ling is his trade. misinformed, to my certain kuowledge. He, Vill. And the murdering female reputa
tion, all the flaughter he has ever commi:ted. Mrs. Ten. Sir, I must be right; I had it Mac. Faith, I do believe it is the only way from one who was pretent.
by which Datty has ever signalized himselí. Vill. Pray, what were the consequences of Ha, ha, ha! -- But sure you can's, at least, the detection!
accuse him of ufing Sharp weapons, Mrs. Ten. The usual ones ; impudence on Vill. No, bis wit has no point. the part of her Ladyship; rage on that of her
Omnes. Ha, ha, ha! Lord ; and fresh business for Doctors Com
Mac. By the Lord Harry, he minds me
of firing with an empty pistol; he aims, but Mac. Pho, pho! there you are out of the
cannot bit. Atory again. Raymond was not so vulgar Vill, 'If he has no joke in his conversation, as to be in a rage : no no.; he, like a man at least his character and figure affords one oi fashion, arked pardon for intrujing, said he
every wliere, had mistaken the room, hoped to see Bonton Omnes. Ha, ha, ha! at dinner, and singing-Trumpete, trumpete, Daf. Lord, Sir, how vastly rude !--there tra, tra, tra, he walked coolly down stairs,
would be an end of ali police conversation, if Daf. All a mistake-He, he he! If you one dared not repeat private anecdotes. will force me to speak, I will tell you, for Vill. These pettilential recorders of scandal it soon will be known. 'Pon my soul, it was are not to be endured. [Exit Villiers, vastly unfortunate-He, he, he !- But it was Omnes. Ha, ha, ha! I who was detected with Lady Raymond,
Mrs. Ten. But let us go inquire after the Mac. Yon; no, no, Daffy; this is one Raymonds, and halten to the masquerade, to of your own puffs, my boy.
caution society againīt these profligate, une Daf. I vow that it is true. I chanced to be principled creatures !
[Exeurs, with Lady Raymond in a room at Madame Commode's when that old blundering fellow, the best in the piece, liás a :cérnblance to
This scene, which by the bye is one of Bonton, chose that very time and place to
the School for Scandal too striking to be pay his court tv Clara. Lord Raymond, who,
thought fortuitous. you know, is too fashionable to be jealous of
on the whole, we are forry cur duty his wife, or defirous of meeting ber, was in queft of his mistress; and by ill luck he
obliges us to fay, that almost the role merit
which Lady Wallace can claim from fer Itumbled upon us in the most ridiculous situa. tion thut up in a clothes preis-He, he, he! play is, its intention. Omnes. Is it pollible!
Rules for drawing Caricaturas : with an Esay on Comic Painting. 8vo. Hooper, 1788.
of this little work fur. Caricaturists should be careful not to over. nishes many excellent hints on the charge the peculiarities of their subjects, subject of which it treats, and evidently as they would thereby become hideous inappears to be the work of a Master in the stead of ridiculous, and instead of laughter art. Its use is not confined to Caricaturas excite horror. It is therefore always velt merely, but may in our judgment be ex to keep within the bounds of probability. tended to portrait-painting in gureral, Ugliness, according to our local idea, may with very great advantage. The follow. be divided into genteel and vulgar. The ing hort extract will give some idea of difference between thele kinds of ugliness The author's manner.
seems to be, that the former is positive “ The sculptors of ancient Greece seem or redundant, the lat:er wanting or neto have diligently observed the forms and gative. Convex faces, prominent feaproportions constituting the Europtan ideas ivres, and large aquiline noses, though of beauty ; and upon them to have formed differing much from beauty, Atill give an their statues. These measures are to be air of dignity to their owners; whereas met with in many drawing-books. A concave faces, flat, Inub, or broken noses, flight deviation from them, by the pre- always stamp a mcannels and vulgarity. dominancy of any feature, constitutes The one seems to have pailed through the what is called Character, and ferves to limits of beauty, the other never to have discriminate the owner thereof, and to fix arrived at them : the Itraight or rightthe idea of identity. This deviation, or lined face, which was nearly the Grecian peculiarity, aggravated, forms Carica- character of beauty, being a meclium
between the negative of vulgar, and the “On a slightinvestigation it would seem redundancy of genteel ugliness. Perhaps almost impoflible, contidering the small this idea may arise from our early innumber of features composing the human pressions received from the poriraits of the face, and their general similarity, to fur- famous men of antiquity, most of whom, nish a fufficient number of characterising except Socrates, are depicted with promidistinctions to discriminate one man from nent features or aquiline nofes. The another; but when it is seen what an ama. portraits of the twelve Cæsars have caused zing alteration is produced by enlarging the aquiline nose to be styled Roman.” one feature, diminishing another, en The Eflay un Comic Painting is good creasing or lessening their distance, or by for nothing. The ideas are trite, and any ways varying their proportion, the tritically expressed. power of combination will appear infinite.
A Tour, Sentimental and Descriptive, through the United Provinces, Austrian
Netherlands, and France; interspersed with Parisian and other Anecdotes : with fume Observations on the Howardian Syftem. 2 vols. 8vo. 68. Lowndes. 1788.
THIS is a Tour which any man, with Zorindar, the Moor-The hour of cesta
the aslistance of Keariley's Pocket. tion from bodily labour was to him the Companion, might make by his fire-fide. hour of mental fatigue-Recollection beWe 'Mrewdly suspect our ingenious came his task-matter !—It heid out to him voyager has never navigated in any other the eminence of his birth, and his prelent machine than a Gravelend tilt-boat. He station--the ignominious services of llafrequently attempts the pathetic elegance very, and his submission to them—the of Sterne, but with what success those glories of freedom, and the impoflibility who recollect Lefevre and Maria will de of attaining it :-Morality could present cide, from comparing them with the fol no philofophic shield to an untutored Afrie lowing extract, which, by the bye, is can.-Alas! his were not moral chains dragged forcibly into the Tour for no --which could occasionally be relaxed other reason that we can discover than Nor could religion avail more--the God that the Slave-Trade is now an object of of Zorindar was not the God of resignapublic attention.
tion !-Should be destroy himself ?--the
ireful Deity whom he adored might deA FRAGMENT. vote him, in that far distant country be“ The noon-tide beam shot fervent- yond the mountains of Ethiopia, (where apart from his companions in toil lay the coward and the warrior after this life VOL. XIII,
were to retire) to endless slavery-for uplifted steel was about to plunge the having died a llave !-Should he abjure wretched African into hapless certainty, this Deity—where could he find another? when the hand of Benignus arrested his
- That íplendid luminary, whose cheer- arm-Zorindar was the property of Be. ing influence has railed him up temples nignus !— Being of infinite justice !in the breasts of millions, was not to him in whose hands are the scales of eternal an object of adoration.- Was he not an rectitude-fanctionest thou the claim of aggravation of and a witness to his cala- man on his like ?-Shall that free-agency, mities - The placid empress of the which alone renders him amenable to thy night could claiin no homage here-he behests, be wrested from him to further deprived him of that darkness which the views of fordid avarice :-Wilt not should veil his name!-the pressure of thou be extreme to mark the offences of the present calamity became intolerable, those who would deprive thee of—the and Despair suggested that there might free-will offering of the heart?-Surely not be an hereafier !--Let not science in thou wilt."-But enough of this-if future vaunt its infidelity as a fingular our readers think with us, fomewhat 100 and sublime speculation-it pervaded the much. breast of the unlettered Zorindar-the
The Prince of Angola: A Tragedy, altered from the Play of Oroonoko, and
adapted to the Circumstances of the present Times. Svo, 15. od. Harrop. Manchester THE circumstances of the present “ The story of Oroonuko appeared par
times referred to in the title of ticularly adapted to this purpose, by its this play, are the abuses existing in the authenticity, as well as its pathetic inciAfrican Slave Trade, and the endeavours dents. To supply the reflections natuof the ditinterełted part of the nation to rally arising in its progress, and to furprocure the abolition of it.
nith sentiments, which, however charac“ When the attempt (ays Dr. Fer- teriftic, had efcaped the dramatic attempts riar, in his preface) to abolish the African of Southern and Hawkelworth, has been Slave Trade commenced in Manchester, my task. fome active friends of the cause imagined, is In a cause like the present, it is less that by af?embling a few of the principal necessary to reason than to describe ; for iopics, in a dramatic form, an impresion when the facts are once presented, honest might be made on perions negligent of and uncorrupted natures can at once de1.mple reafening. The magnitude of a cide on their complexion. "There needs crime, by dispersing our perceptions, fome no ghoit come from the grave' to detertimes leaves nothing in the mind but a miine between right and wrong, on evicold sense of disapprobation. We talk of dence that makes the virtuous tremble, the destruction of millions with as little and that has long disgraced the cajoling emotion, and as little accuracy of com- panegyritts of the humanity of the age. prehenfion, as of the distances of the " The time is at lait come, when the planeis. But when those who hear with praise of humanity will no longer be an lerenity, of de populated coaits, and ex empty found. Whatever may be the fucbulsted nations, are led by tales of do. Geis of the present efforts for terminating neitic misery to the sources of public this disgraceful traffic, the sentiments of euil, their feelings act with not less vio- the people will till be inimical to the tylerce for being kindled by a tingle fpark. ranny and oppreilion which it produces; Wren they are cold of the pangs of an they will still delire the relief of their un. jo ocent creature, forced to a foreign fortunate African brethren; and iteadily country, in want of every thing, and in dering, they will in the end obtain it. 2.0 un to an imperious stranger; of the They will exhibit to the philosopher and angula caused by violated ties, and un- bilturian, a new and magnificent speciacheca'd brutality; of the mother fainting cle; that of a great people extending, under her task, and unable to supply her with unexampled liberality, the liberty belecicd intant; of the age abandoned which they have so dearly purchased, to iu want; and the fick compelled to exer- the most injured, and moit unrefilting of 1.un, ty te lath; nature will rise up with- the human race. This is a merit beyond in is, and own her relation to the fuf- all Greek and Roman praise; a meris
which will endear the English name to
posterity, and obliterate the disgrace of been the fate of an old play to fall into baffled armies, and divided empire." the hands of a man of so much taste and
So much for the plan: as to the execu- poetical skill as the author of this alteration, we can only lay, that it has seldom tion.
The Cottagers : A Comic Opera. In Two Acts. By Miss A. Rofs (aged fifteen
Years) Daughter of Mrs. Brown, of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Syo.
1: Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, discriminated as we could wish ; but, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er
every thing considered, this is a venial Mall be.
offence against the laws of dramatic proIp ever work regard the writer's end, priety. With one character we confess Since none can compass more than they in ourselves not a little pleased we mean tend;
the character of Charlotte, the heroine And if the means be just and conduct true,
of the piece, who at first appears before us Applause, in spite of trivia! fauls, is due."
in propria persona, as an arch, fprightly 0
girl ; who next comes forward as a galto the little Drama before us, which,
lant Scotch officer, speaking in all its ifreally (as announced in the preface) native purity the broad dialeA of Rofsthe production of a girl who 's at the shire *; and who lastly, to wind up the carly age of thirteen endeavoured to plot, assumes the character of a feeble, fcrape an acquaintaince with the Muses,” superannuated female cottager. is a very promising coup d'essai; nor That there are many faults in the would the friends of the young lady piece, more than what Pope calls “ trihave been guilty of much hyperböle had vial,” candour must admit. they, as a second motto, added from the those faults ten times more gross than
they in reality are, they still would not
diminish the praise due to the attention “Ilisp'd the numbers, for the numbers came.”
that has apparently been paid to the eduIn the songs, as well as in the dia cation of the young lady.-With a logue, we discover something more than continuance of such cultivation, Miss a mere dawn of merit ; nor do we think Ross may one day rise to excellence; much reasonable objection can be made and happy will we always be in contrito the conduct of the plot. The cha- buting our aid, even as critics, to smoothe racters, indeed, are not all so nicely he path to it for her.
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, or a Commentary upon
Lyttleton. By Sir Edward Coke. A new Edition, with Notes and References, by Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, of Lincoln's Inn, Esquires. Folio. 31. 35. Brooke. 1788.
[ Continued from Page 184. ] IN our Magazine for March we gave excellent provision was the equally extravaMr. Hargrave's Notes on Entails
and gant and unwarrantable exercise of the dif Deaneries. His annotation on the subject pensing power by James the second, who, of the Dispensing Power is peculiarly in- having procured the sanction of a judicial teresting.
opinion to a dispensation with the test act in By the bill of rights, 1. W. & M. favour of Sir Edward Hales, madly proit was declared, that, from the sben Sefion of ceeded to a suspension of the principal laws parliament, no dispensation with any statute for the support of the established religion ; Thould be valid, unless such statute allows it, an excess, in which, monstrous as it was, and except in such cases as should be specially several of the judges, to the great scandal of provided for the then feflion. 1. W. & M. Westminster-hall, gave him countenance, (eff. 2. C. 2.
f. The occasion of this the priests of the temple of justice treacher
* We are inclined to think that Miss Ross muft herself have paid a visit of no short duration to Ross-shire ; for otherwise we should be at a loss to account for the accuracy with which she exprefses the language of the country.