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which reflect the manners and feelings of his, there are more of a nature to suit his feelings, CONTINUATION OF THE SHELLEY PAPERS.
ON THE REVIVAL OF LITERATURE. adopted land. In this he differs from the that splendid minstrelsy are defined and gra
BY THE LATE PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. best American writers: they are strong upon phic, and are of all characters and kinds: all transatlantic earth, but the moment they set is limned visibly to the eye: you see men's In the fifteenth century of the Christian their foot upon British ground, their spirit faces, and hear them speak-nay, the very era, a new and extraordinary event roused languishes, and much of their original vigour place where the story is laid is given, to the Europe from her lethargic state, and paved expires. We are inclined, indeed, to look upon life. An artist would have really less to do the way to her present greatness. The some of Leslie's English pictures as superior in giving shape and colour to these vivid em- writings of Dante in the thirteenth, and of even to those which the remembrance of his bodiments of the northern muse than in Petrarch in the fourteenth, were the bright native land has awakened. Roger de Coverley making pictures where he had to provide all luminaries which had afforded glimmerings going to Church amid his Parishioners- that is to render them beautiful. We are in- of literary knowledge to the almost benighted Uncle Toby looking into the dangerous eye duced to point to the north for another traveller toiling up the hill of Fame. But of the pretty Widow Wadman, and sundry reason than the exquisite lyrics of Ca- on the taking of Constantinople, a new and others, are all marked with the same nature ledonia : Leslie, we are told, is of Scottish sudden light appeared: the dark clouds of and truth, and exquisite delicacy of feeling. extraction, and has a liking to “ Albyn's hills ignorance rolled into distance, and Europe He touches on the most perilous topics, but of wind.” But we have no wish to lure his inundated by learned monks, and still more always carries them out of the region of vul- mind wholly from his native America, to by the quantity of learned manuscripts which garity into the pure air of genius. It is in which his genius is an honour: there are they brought with them from the scene of this fine sensibility that the strength of Wil- poets across the Atlantic whose strains abound devastation. The Turks settled themselves kie and Leslie lies: there is a true decorum with pictures according to his spirit. Let him in Constantinople, where they adopted noof nature in all they do: they never pursue paint what he likes--and what he likes alone: thing but the vicious habits of the Greeks : an idea into extravagance, nor allow the cha- he can do nothing that will be unwelcome. they neglected even the small remains of its racters which they introduce to over-act their We may look for many paintings from his ancient learning, which, filtered and degeneparts. In this Leslie differs from Fuseli, who, hand, for he is but a young man.
rated as it was by the absurd mixture of with true poetic perception of art, seldom or
Pagan and Christian philosophy, proved, on ever made a true poetic picture : Leslie goes
its retirement to Europe, the spark which RAUMER'S PAMPHLET ON the proper length, and not one step farther;
spread gradually and successfully the light but Fuseli, in his poetic race, always ran far
of knowledge over the world. past the winning-post, and got into the regions
Italy, France, and England, --for Ger
Berlin, Nov. 13. of extravagance and absurdity. When Leslie painted Sancho Panca relating his adven- ings, M. de Raumer's article on the Downfall civilized than the surrounding countries,-
Amongst our political pamphlets and writ- many still remained many centuries less tures to the Duchess, he exhibited the sly of Poland," inserted in the Historical Almanack, swarmed with monks and cloisters. Superhumour and witty cunning of the Squire in published at Leipsic, has made a great noise. stition, of whatever kind, whether earthly or his face, and added no action : when Fuseli | The Allgemeine Zeitung contains a very severe
divine, has hitherto been the weight which painted the Wives of Windsor thrusting Fal- criticism upon it; and it is indeed, to be won- clogged man to earth, and prevented his staff into the bucking-basket, he represented dered at, how M. de Raumer, being a professor genius from soaring aloft amid its native Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page as half-flying: the of a Prussian university, can have ventured to skies. The enterprises, and the effects of wild energy with which they do their mis
write such things. The academical senate of the human mind, are something more than chievous ministering, is quite out of character
the Berlin University, having chosen him to be stupendous : the works of nature are material with nature, with Shakspeare, and with the
a rector of this university for the present year, decorum of the art. His Majesty has not been pleased to confirun their kind, and in many instances we predict
and tangible: we have a half insight into this choice, so that Professor Weiss, the minerThe pictures of Leslie are a proof of the alogist, has been chosen in his stead.
their effects with certainty. But mind seems fancy and poetry which lie hidden in ordi
The Exhibition is particularly rich in land
to govern the world without visible or subnary things, till a man of genius finds them
scapes, pictures of social life, and portraits. A stantial means. Its birth is unknown; its out. With much of a Burns-like spirit, he highly-finished full-length portrait of Prin action and influence unperceived; and its seeks subjects in scenes where they would cess Albrecht, the King of Holland's daughter, being seems eternal. To the mind, both never be seen by ordinary men. Some of his by M. Bezas, attracts general notice. Amongst humane and philosophical, there cannot brethren single out nothing but the most the larger pictures, there is one of M. Ben- exist a greater subject of grief, than the remagnificent themes for the pencil, as if their demann (a Jew), · Jews in the Babylonian flection of how much superstition has retarded object was to show how low their flight is, captivity, sitting by the river side, and a
the progress of intellect, and consequently
the happiness of man.
The monks in their cloisters were engaged take such subjects as are fit for mortal skill
monument in memory of the late Mrs. Cooper, in trifling and ridiculous disputes : they conto delineate—which are out of the common
rald Isle,) is uncommonly well done, and will, tented themselves with teaching the dogmas road, because they are common, and to treat no doubt, spread the artist's fame over that
of their religion, and rushed impatiently them in a way which surprises us with unexpart of the United Kingdom.
forth to the colleges and halls, where they pected pleasures, and far exceeds our hope. In point of science, I am sorry not to be able disputed with an acrimony and meanness His judgment is equal to his genius. His to give you much information." Sir J. South, little befitting the resemblance of their precolouring is lucid and harmonious; and the who has been here for two or three days, tended holiness. But the situation of a monk character which he impresses is stronger spent the greater part of his time with Pro- is a situation the most unnatural that bigotry, still than his colouring. He tells his story fessor Encke, the famous astronomer. The proud in the invention of cruelty, could conwithout many figures : there are no mobs in ground for the new Observatory has been chosen, ceive ; and their vices may be pardoned as his compositions: he inserts nothing for the
and the foundations are already laid. It is resulting from the wills and devices of a few sake of effect: all seems as natural to the
situated towards the southern end of the town, proud and selfish bishops, who enslaved the
and will afford an extensive view. Professor scene as the leaf is to the tree. His pictures Hoffman, the famous
geologist, is expected here,
world that they might live at ease.
The disputes of the schools were mostly Ichabod Crane' haunts us ; Dutch Court- brings home a great many specimens of mine- scholastical : it was the discussion of words, ship' is ever present to our fancy; ' Anthony rals, lavas, &c., and will, no doubt, publish, on
and had no relation to morality. Morality, Van Corlear leaving his Mistresses for the his return, an accurate account of his travels. -the great means and end of man,-was Wars' is both ludicrous and affecting; The De la Beche's 'Manual of Geology' has been contained, as they affirmed, in the extent of a Dutch Fire-side,' with the negro telling a translated into German, by M. de Deches, so few hundred pages of a certain book, which ghost story is capital, and Philip, the Indian that you may consider his translation as a new others have since contended were but scraps Chief
, deliberating,' is a figure worthy of work, enriched by a great many clever remarks of martyrs' last dying words, collected toLysippus. and annotations.
gether and imposed on the world. In the We wish Leslie would seek more than he
refinements of the scholastic philosophy, the does for subjects in the poetry of the country:
world seemed in danger of losing the little
real wisdom that still remained as her por- the work. The estimated value of this set is furnishes no additional evidence in favour of the tion; and the only valuable part of their 500 guineas.
authenticity of the Eikôn Basilike, being chadisputes were such as tended to develope “it is proposed to add to this, nine other racterized by none of the peculiarities in which the system of the Peripatetic Philosophers. copies of the work, containing proof sets of the that work, the subject of a protracted controPlato, the wisest, the profoundest, and Epi- engravings before the letters, viz. three in colom- versy, now at rest, abounds. It shows, how
that the devotional feelings of the unforcurus, the most humane and gentle among each; three in colombier 4to. proofs and etch- tunate sovereign were not the result of adversity; the ancients, were entirely neglected by ings,' 40 guineas each; and three in colombier his confession of sin, and prayer for pardon
, them. Plato interfered with their peculiar 4to. proofs, 30 guineas each; forming ten prizes." being proved, from some particulars in this mode of thinking concerning heavenly matters; and Epicurus, maintaining the rights
We have seen the engravings for Major's interesting composition, to have been a daily of man to pleasure and happiness, would fourth number of the Cabinet Gallery of Pic- habit, long before the rebellion. have afforded a seducing contrast to their tures; they are equal
to the best he has yet contents of a manuscript, relating to the escape
The secretary likewise read a part of the dark and miserable code of morals. It has been asserted, that these holy men solaced has all the light and shade of the original from a comparison of the several tracts existtheir lighter moments in a contraband wor
painting; and a Dutch Lady with a Basket inge on this subject, it will be found that the ship of Epicurus, and profaned the philosophy of Fruit,' may be compared,
for graceful action minuteness of detail which they furnish, in regard which maintained the rights of all by a
and clear elegance of workmanship, with to the earlier and more considerable portion of selfish indulgence of the rights of a few. heads at double the price.
the interval between the king's escape from the Thus it is : the laws of nature are invariable,
A Mr. Percy Heath has discovered a mode scene of that decisive action, to his embarkaand man sets them aside that he may have of re-biting steel plates, by which he can bring tion at Shoreham, is wanting in the account of the pleasure of travelling through a labyrinth up to colour, those tints which are usually the few days preceding the latter event. The in search of them again. considered incapable of profiting by that historical inquirer is, however, at length
, supPleasure, in an open and innocent garb, process. This method promises to be useful plied with the deficient link in the chain of this
romantic narrative. by some strange process of reasoning, is in restoring worn plates, or such as merit to
The principal and most active agent during called vice ; yet man (so closely is he linked be repaired.
this period, in providing for the safety of the to the chains of necessity-so irresistibly is
We hear, from Dublin, that two new ma- unfortunate sovereign, was Colonel Gunter, of he impelled to fulfil the end of his being,) gazines are to appear on the 1st of January, Rackton, Sussex. This gentleman, at his death, must seek her at whatever price: he becomes both originating in the College. One monthly, left in his family a manuscript, containing a a hypocrite, and braves damnation with all to be called the Dublin University Magazine, minute relation of every particular, in regard to its pains. a literary and political journal, ou conserva
the escape of the king, in which he was personGrecian literature,—the finest the world tive principles-the other, quarterly, to be ally concerned; this document has lately come has ever produced,-
-was at length restored : called the University Review, to be supported has been copied for the Society's use. From its form and mode we obtained from the exclusively by contributions from the mem
the portion read on this occasion, it seems rather manuscripts which the ravages of time, of bers of Trinity College.
to confirm the narratives previously made pubthe Goths, and of the still more savage Turks, Little is yet stirring in the musical world. lic, by the addition of many minute concurrent had spared. The burning of the library at The Philharmonic Concerts are to take place particulars, than to disclose any important fact, Alexandria was an evil of importance. This in the Hanover Square Rooms, which are now
hitherto concealed; still, sufficient interest atlibrary is said to have contained volumes of being thoroughly purified and beautified. The
taches to it, to render its illustration and pubthe choicest Greek authors.
orchestra is to be enlarged under the direc- lication desirable.
tion of a Committee. We would hint to the OUR WEEKLY GOSSIP ON LITERATURE
gentlemen of this Committee, that the great
The second meeting of the season was held -much of the effect is, in consequence,
on Tuesday last-Edward Forster, Esq., Vice This year teems with great undertakings
lost to the audience. Mendlessohn, J. Cramer, candidates were put in nomination, and three
President and Treasurer, in the chair. Four in the way of literature, embellished by art. Mr. Murray is preparing for publication, Potter, Bishop, Moscheles, and Neukomm, others elected Fellows of the Society. The Landscape illustrations of the Old and New are to be engaged, to produce each an ori- secretary read a communication from Augustus Testament: they are to consist of views of the
ginal composition for the Concerts of the Rees Von Essenbeck, a foreign member, on chief places mentioned in Scripture, and will
ensuing season—this looks like a spirited the Indian Solanea, after which the meeting
commencement. appear in February next, and be continued
We presume there will be adjourned. monthly. They will be copied from original that the new Society of Vocalists have had
trial nights for new compositions. We hear, and authentic sources, by the hand of Turner, engraved by the Findens, and sold at a price their intentions, and that their Concerts may M.P., Francis Jervoise Ellis
, Esq., George some rehearsals; we hope to learn more of President, in the chair.-G. Wilbraham, Esq.
Nov. 21.-Roderick Impey Murchison, Esq., which almost all the lovers of Scripture can reach. A detailed account will soon be issued,
succeed. Little is known concerning the Bentham, Esq., Sec. H.S., and Jedidiah S. we hear, of this splendid undertaking. As Opera season : Seguin, according to report, Tucker, Esq., of Tromaton Castle, Cornwall
, the Holy Land is one of the most picturesque has engaged Cinti, Tamburini, Donzelli, Ru
were elected Fellows. countries under the sun-as Turner is one of
bini, and Madame Pasta; we hope most sin- The paper by Archdeacon Verschoyle, on the the most exquisite landscape painters of the
cerely that this report will turn out to be coast of Sligo and Mayo, began at the last meet
true : with an additional bass singer the com- ing, was concluded. --A communication was age,--we look for something which all can applaud, and all safely buy.
pany would be formed of nearly all the lead afterwards read, from Professor Sedgwick, on ing vocal talent in Europe : Taglioni is en
the discovery of a bed of recent shells in the Brockedon, so well known to every
lover of art and literature, proposes to dispose of
gaged for the Ballets. Mons. Chélard, the Isle of Sheppy, 140 feet above the level of the Director of the German Operas in this country,
sea and 16 feet below the surface. his original drawings of "The Passes of the
is now actively employed in adapting his Alps,' by a kind of ingenious lottery, which
German Opera, 'Mitter nach' (midnight), he has described to the public. There will with some additional music, for the Drury satisfaction last season, have been resumed:
The evening illustrations, which gave so much be one hundred and fifty tickets at 10 guineas each :
and the first of the course was given by Mr. “ This collection consists of the drawings,
Faraday on the theory of Flame. The lecturer and a copy of the work published from them,
SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY commenced by explaining, that gaseous bodies in its finest state, in four volumes folio, hand
when heated, even to a very high degree, be somely bound in morocco, in a case. The first
come scarcely, if at all luminous; while solid two contains the original drawings, ninety-six Nov. 21.- A letter was read by the secre
bodies become luminous, at comparatively low in number, mounted, and fitted into cases like tary, from the Rev. Henry Clissold, on a daily temperatures. This was illustrated by a fame volumes, which are peculiarly adapted for the prayer, in the hand-writing of King Charles I., of pure hydrogen, which gave out scarcely any convenient display of the drawings. The third discovered in His Majesty's State Paper Office; light, though it was sufficiently hot to render volume consists of the etchings, and a selected a copy of which was likewise read.
a coil of platinum wire, which was put into it
, set of engravers' proofs from the drawings; and This original MS. of the king-for such it is the fourth volume contains the text and maps of I declared by competent judges, undoubtedly to be, 1828.
• See · Boscobel Tracts,' edited by J. Hughes, Lista
THE SOCIETY OF ARTS.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE.
intensely luminous. The true nature of our out caring a fig about the seeming vulgarity of piece ;" *Macbeth' sinks into "the cauldron common luminous flames was afterwards consi- its nature--the portrait of honest Phil is full of and brooms;"—though, by the way, an incident dered ; and it was shown that their luminosity interest. Nature hath, in the case of Philip connected with this tragedy is illustrative of the always depended upon the perfect ignition of Stone—as with Æsop, Philip of Macedon, Alex- professional anxiety of our hero: by some the free and minutely divided carbon, in the ander of Twickenham, and other great property. chance, he once stood at the wing when Kean solid state, produced by the decomposition of men of buried days-enshrined her costliest gift exclaimed, “ Is that a dagger that I see before the fuel in the interior and less heated part of in a small, and seemingly fragile vessel. Phil me?'' at the same time, as Phil thought, glaring the flame. This point was further illustrated, once dreamt that he was four feet high-but reproachfully at him. Stone, in an agony of imby comparing the flame of hydrogen with that what's in a dream? However, great examples patience, threw himself on his detence-turning of phosphorus ; in the latter case, the pro- prove that mere corporal altitude has nought to to the prompter, he exclaimed, “By, Mr. duct of combustion being entirely solid, the do with the moral sublime. None but a car- Wilmut-it wasn't in the list!" It took consilight was extremely intense; while the former, penter will care for size. If men, as Darwin derable pains to convince him, that the actor whose product is only water, burnt with a very maintains, come from oysters, Philip Stone meant visionary steel ; and though convinced, feeble flame. To corroborate these views, two may be considered one of the smallest natives, Stone remained of opinion, that the " the airparticularly striking experiments were adduced, enclosing a Cleopatra pearl. We blush that drawn dagger” ought to have been among the among many others: in the first, phosphorus we have so long lingered on the perishable part tangible properties. It was not until this event, was burned, and the fumes produced by the com- of our subject, and hasten to moral and higher that Stone discovered the blood in which Macbustion were transmitted by a glass tube, so as reflections.
beth on his exit, smeared his hands, was the to pass through a previously invisible flame of The artist has selected the attitude of his sub- blood of a king ; when, ever after, he made it, hydrogen, which instantly became very lumi- ject with extraordinary felicity. Philip stands with a fine prodigality of rose-pink, of a richer nous ; in the second, the same thing was very in an easy and natural posture, in, as we pre-dye than the blood used in common : had Drybeautifully shown, by sending up a tube, in the sume, a corner of the Green-room ; at his feet den been property-man, he could not have done same way, the carbonaceous fumes of a common
lie the “properties"-crowns, bandits' pistols, better. gas lamp, obtained by cooling the flame by sceptres and sucking-pigs. What a bland hu- All the work, however, with Macbeths and holding a piece of wire gauze in it. Mr. Fara- manity beams in bis face! His seal-skin cap, a King Lears, and such dull people, brings with day then noticed the various contrivances used
little elevated on one side of the head, adds to his it but little satisfaction ; the less, because it has to ensure perfect combustion, and to obtain the
natural complacency, a certain air of decision : once or twice--for who can be infallible ?-engreatest quantity of light. Towards the end of he is evidently a man who, when the “pro- trapped Stone into slight errors of judgment. the lecture, he took occasion to explain the perties” are concerned, is not to be trifled with. For instance-he once recommended a few principle upon which Sir H. Davy's safety lamp We gain this from the sweep of forehead, half- friends, anxious to see a stage conflagration, to is constructed, and regretted that its application arched by the seal-skin cap, and a gentle com- go, on a particular night, to the gallery ; there was not more general; he observed, that if the
pressure of the thin lip; yet, for all this, good- was neither accidental explosion, nor premediKent East Indiaman had been furnished with nature lies upon his cheek, like a moon-beam
yet Stone, with his general one of these lamps, the fire which destroyed it on a dish of milk. His eye glimmers with a acuteness, expected no less, for the piece was would not have occurred; the accident having seeming indifference of the treasures heaped at called “ King John,' and he was ordered to prearisen from examining with a naked light a his feet-but to the curious observer, it is evi- pare a stove, and to have irons painted red-hot. cask of spirits, which had been staved in the dent, that from the “properties," pride steams He committed nearly a similar mistake when hold; with a Davy lamp, the examination might up to his visual ball" by natural exhalation.” jumbling the properties required for Bottom with have been made with perfect safety. In the The black apron, depending from his waist, heads of living beasts in. The Lions of Mysore,' course of the lecture, whilst speaking of coloured flows into a fine free amplitude below the knee; he prophesied that the quadruped spectacle flames, Mr. Faraday exhibited the curious alter
art has done everything worthy of the subject; "was something of the same sort as the ass's ations of hue, produced by illuminating objects and, as that is the highest kind of literature head piece!" Neither must we omit one little with a perfectly homogeneous yellow light. which, thoughtful in itself, makes others think- touch of professional jealousy. When Stone was
This lecture on the philosophical theory of so is this specimen of lithography the most valu- shown the lions, tigers, kangaroos, &c., he flame, was intended as introductory to a prac- able effort, inasmuch as it sets us pondering on checked all vulgar surprise, and turning on his tical course, to be delivered by the secretary, the manifold attributes and qualities of Stone. heel, whistled, or said, for with Phil 'eis all the on the solid, liquid, and gaseous substances,
As a labourer in the vineyard of the modern same-"Humph! I think Blamire + could make used for artificial light. drama, Philip Stone stands pre-eminent. How
as good.” Nay, when the boa-constrictor was The meeting was very fully attended, and many often have his elephants carried the paste-board
in full acting, and drawing down "reiterated interesting specimens of mechanical art were
glories of an Easter show, to the triumphal applause from a crowded and fashionable audiexhibited in the rooms, during the conversasounds of " enthusiastic applause from a most
ence," a scintilla of contempt burned in the eye zione which succeeded the lecture.
brilliant and overflowing audience !" How of Stone, as glancing at the snake, he cried, “Ha! often have his snow-storms fallen "until further
does'nt work like Blamire's!” But the carnival of notice”! How often have his flying dragons Phil is the run of the pantomime: properties are
suspended the free list — the public press properties, there; speech, song, and look, sink
into their original nothingness; and a calf's head
. Eight, P.M.
goes for something. It is then Philip reigns in WEDNES. Society of Arts
the magazine of passion: it is then he awakens . p. 7, P.M.
character of a common man. The natural acuteTHURS.
our sympathies into live ducks, Bologna sauSociety of Antiquaries..... Eight, P.M. ness and acquired erudition of Stone are alto
sages, and babies stolen from wet nurse. Here FRIDAY. Royal Society ( Anniversary )Eleven, a. M. | gether wonderful: he knows the whole character Westminster Medical Society Eight, P.M. of a new piece, from, simply, the list of proper
he brings down the speculative to the tangible, ties therein required. The moveables are to
and, under him, an abstract idea ceases to be: him eloquent hieroglyphics—and he, a dramatic he here preaches to us a great literary lesson ; FINE ARTS
Champollion-deciphers them most oracularly. showing, that the finest fancy is based on the
His theatrical experience is wholly comprised real: this way, he is at times a vain philosopher, THE LAST STONE OF DRURY." in this fund of curious and rarely-acquired know
making a romance a caput mortuum. It was a proud day for lithography when Stone ledge. For instance, he jumped at once to the
The moralist, the divine, might write essays, was lithographed: a more significant and deli- denouement of• The Magpie and the Maid,' from preach sermons on the calling of Philip Stone. cate compliment was never reciprocated. Steel the list delivered to him-"one magpie-one
He at once represents Time, Death, and Fate, and copper may serve for iron warriors and spoon!" When Stone was told to have a cradle
with all their awful properties. He gives the brazen statesmen-but Stone must live on stone. ready, he observed shrilly, but knowingly, “ I crown and sceptre to the king-and, the brief Blest be that art, which, wedding beauty with see, Sir, another piece of domestic interest." hour strutted, receives them back again. To economy, gives the face of the humble professor When his eye inet the list, “ Four kangaroos,
some stands he a cherry-lipped Cupid, offering a chance of six weeks immortality, who, else, three tigers, one pelican, and a bolster stained
a love-letter--a short space-and to the same had died " and left the world no copy.” Thus, with very red blood,” he simply remarked, fair hand he proffers poison; he gives purses to lithography may be looked upon as professor to Ha, ha!-something legitimate.” He was once
spendthrifts, and, the money cast away, he prethe poor--as pictorial president of lanes and asked by one of the carpenters, as to the merits
sents pistols. He deals in laurel garlands, and alleys--a tap-house sketcher for nine-pence-a of a forthcoming novelty" was it of strong daggers and wedding-rings, goblets of gold, and
fetters of all prices, from one guinea to ten :"
rat-traps to imprison vermin.
+ " The properties by Blamire."-See the play-bills,
MEETINGS FOR THE ENSUING WEEK
That his por
The drama is played out-the curtain falls-, much of that comic penetration of eye with
in other characters, and we heartily wish him the lights are extinguished-all is dark. Phil- which the sculptor gave life and character to his
success. The balance of account for good acting, that is, Fate-hath tumbled together in an un- marble.
sold and delivered, between the two countries, distinguished heap, sceptres and staves, rich
is sorely against the Americans ; and, seeing
THEATRICALS banquet cups, and yellow chapless skulls.” All
how slender is our present stock of the raw mathe « properties' of the brilliant scene are cast
terial, we don't care how soon they take mea-' aside, and Phil's--that is, Fate's_black apron
The comedy of Who Wants a Guinea,' writ
sures for paying it off. covers all!
Dr. Young's tragical prescription, made up We beseech our readers, of all sects, to buy tious, or rather, when his only licence was that from other people's drugs, and originally sold un
ten by the present licenser, when he was licenthe portrait of Stone; the similitude of that extraordinary person, who, though controlling the poetical one which he now refuses to others, der the name of The Revenge,' was “ exhibited
to the audience here, on Wednesday, four hour moveables of Drury Lane so many years, yet remains a "property” man!
us an American actor, Mr. Hackett, in the part of before bed-time. It is tolerably well known a
Solomon Swap-olim, Solomon Gundy. This part having been for many years occasionally to be In no mocking or ignorant spirit have we traced
had at all the Patent Theatres, and of most these lines. They are a thankful offering, not
has been transmogrified into an American, and of one with no legal voice to celebrate such acre-christened accordingly, in order to give Mr. itinerant tragedy venders. We cannot
, Hackett an opportunity of amusing an English notice it at length--but shall probably do so a knowledgments, but from (at least sometimes,) audience, with some of the queer phrases in use
some leisure moment, when we enlarge a little ONE OF THE REPRESENTED. by the more vulgar portion of his countrymen.
upon the subject of the much boasted standard Judging from his performance of Saturday night, dramas.") of England, as contrasted with the we should call him an actor of considerable
“ trash" of modern authors, and take the liberty Illustrations of Heath's Book of Beauty. humour and considerable ease.
of inquiring where such standard dramas are, "INSTINCT,” says Falstaff, “is a great matter” traiture was genuine, we can testify from perso
and what they are. In the meantime, although he was a coward by instinct-by instinct he nal experience; and that it was highly relished
we are fully alive to the occasional beauties of knew the true Prince, and we are sure it must
by the audience, was proved by their continued language which are to be met with in this tra. be by instinct that a publisher knows a bad laughter and applause. To us, as recalling the gedy, we believe we do not go too far in saying book. The appearance of such a work is always days of youthful travel, and youthful excitement: livion, to the splendid powers of mind which announced with beat of drum ; but, some
Mr. John Kemble condescended to waste upon how Mr. Bentley ventures to let the ‘Bucca- altogether so harmless a cause of mirth that we neers' reach us in time for a first notice to can only wonder at some of the papers having the delineation of the principal character
. appear in the Athenæum.
Mr. Heath, too,
talked about the bad taste of Mr. Hackett's Zanga, on Wednesday evening, was personated could favour us with an early copy of the 'Pic-coming here among foreigners, to hold his by a foreigner of rank, whom we understand turesque,' but all the superlatives in the lan
to be a Count-an Italian. The noble actor countrymen up to ridicule.
Above all, we guage must precede the appearance of the ‘Book wonder at our giant friend, the Times, which
has an excellent voice, a good countenance (as of Beauty. Thus reports the Trumpeter :has put forth on the occasion certain remarks
well as we could see it) and a tolerable person. “ Heavens! Cupid's whole quiver! Such a gawhich we are compelled to designate by the
His conception of the part was just, and his laxy of charms was surely never before as- undignified name of twaddle. Would Mr. Lis- acting spirited and pains-taking. The foreign sembled. - Here are beauties of every descripton, or could he, with justice, be accused of
accent was observable, but not intrusive. If he tion-the fair, the dark, the majestic, the ele wishing to hold his own countrymen up to ridi.
means to make the stage his profession, we are gant, the lively, the pensive,-beauties to capcule, if he were to go to New York and act
inclined to doubt his proving an acquisition for tivate all tastes." Now, the writer of this Lubin Log? But really the question is super
general purposes:—but, for a time at least there flaming extravagance knew perfectly well, that fluous- there can be but one answer from any
will probably be a curiosity to see him, and the work was already nick-named in the trade, man of common sense. Mr. Hackett was cor
we may safely say that he has talent enough to “ The Dusty Shelf Book.” dially received, and warmly applauded, and we
repay it. Miss Phillips and Mr. Cooper did The work has one great fault-its name; and are glad to have to report it. We heard it re
all that was requisite for their respective parts, this, no doubt, led to the re-christening. A marked, that with all this gentleman's alter
—but we are happy that time and space inter“Book of Beauty” raised expectations, which, ations of the part, (and it is changed of course
fere to prevent any comments on the rest of we fear, all the artists in England, could not throughout,) he was quite as near his original,
the Dram. Pers. gratify. But, the godfathers have done the work
as either Mr. Dowton or Mr. Power were reinjustice. Though there are portraits only worthy spectively to theirs. We are rather inclined to
We much regretted not being present on a lady's magazine, such as · Leonora,' which by agree with this remark, for, assuredly, they were Monday last at Mr. Sheridan Knowles's persosome instinctive accident, is not to be found in our both most remarkably imperfect. Mr. Dowton nation of William Tell-but we can't be every. copy; and some unworthy a lady's magazine, has a higher sin to answer for and one which where, and Covent Garden was squeezed out such as "The Mask ;' there are others of great
never has been, and never shall be passed over, between a new piece at the Olympic, and another delicacy and beauty, and engraved with adwithout at least an expression of our reprehen- at the Adelphi. We think it, however
, but a mirable skill. • The Bride,' by Chalon ; 'Be- sion. There are many passages in this play, proper compliment to Mr. Knowles to report linda,' by Miss Eliza Sharpe ; " Meditation,' by which, as written by Mr. Colman himself
the circumstance, which was of sufficient interest Boxall; “The Orphan,' by Miss Sharpe; 'Lolah,' wholly unfit for modest, nay, even for decent
to the public to draw a good house, and at the by Boxall, are surely deserving admiration.
It was Mr. Dowton's pleasure to make same time to state, that his acting on the occabad worse, and so to conduct himself as to
sion has, by universal consent, been decreed the Lady Charlotte Butler. Engraved by Dean, from
shock and disgust every person of respectability | honours of the press. We congratulate every a Painting by Morton.
in the house. We trust that the indignant man who stands forward like a man, and suc
hisses, with which his bad taste was greeted, cessfully takes his own part. It is refreshing to AFTER this, we must not talk irreverently of the
will teach him better for the future. The thea. illustrations in the magazines. If Mr. Bull con
know that his pen is again at work, and liar tres, at all events the major ones, are not so tinues to carry on the Court Magazine with the
about Christmas we shall hear another of his plays
. over-well attended, as to need having more same spirit that he has hitherto done, he will be people driven from them by such a method as triumphantly successful.
this. Mr. Dowton, when he will learn his part, ANOTHER “agreeable trifle" (a favourite Memorials of 0.rford, No. I. is a great acquisition to any theatre ; but when phrase with us *
excepted" Gentlemen of the he not only forgets his part, but forgets himself Press,) was put forth here on Monday, called THERE are engravings here by the well-known into the bargain, the very excellence of his acting The Old Gentleman,' and was well received
. hand of Le Keux, and views on wood of some increases the magnitude of his offence.
It is an adaptation by Mr. Webster, who plays of the fairest buildings, and most interesting The comedy was followed by an interlude, the principal character in it, from the French parts in Oxford. The letter-press accompani. called, The Militia Muster. It is only an piece, entitled • L'Homme de Soixante Ans' ment is from the pen of the President of Trinity amplication of Mr. Mathews's American song The subject is slight. A pair of youthful lovers College. The work is cheap, and cannot fail to on the same subject. It is poorly arranged quarrel and pout; and Miss
, in a fit of revenge, be interesting to many.
for the stage, and has nothing to recommend sends for the old Gentleman, and undertakes it but Mr. Hackett's American militia officer
to marry him. The Old Gentleman, discovering Parker's Medal of Sir Walter Scott. - and even this, from the similarity of the how matters are, sees the folly of the proceeding
, This is an old acquaintance; it was copied from phrases to those previously used by him in the and has the good sense to endeavour, in a good. Chantrey's Bust, by young Stothard, some years comedy, soon began to be tiresome, and the au
humoured way, to disgust the girl with the sort ago, was noticed in the newspapers, applauded, dience testified their impatience in the usual of life she must lead when united to him. Reand forgotten, till called into notice a second way. Still, it was evidently more against the
venge, however, for the time prevails over time by the death of the illustrious poet. It is piece than against the actor that
their sibilations every other sentiment, and the contractissigned. like the original bust in Abbotsford, but wants were directed. Mr. Hackett is about to appear This done, she faints, and thus unequivocally
Noon. 29.65 30.15 30.25 Stat. 29.95 29.00 29.38
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discloses the real state of her heart. The Old
THE DRURY-LANE PLAY-BILLS.
Saez, and Gariot; two sculptors, De Medina, Gentlemen is touched-he tears the contract, “We hope we don't intrude;" but a few
and Ponciano Ponzano; and two architects, and effects a reconciliation between the two words upon our favourite and never failing topic, Alvarez and De Meza. Among the latest producks, who have been making geese of them- occur to us as indispensable. If we were in- ductions of the Spanislı press is the “ Usages y selves. To those who never saw the original, clined to be serious, we could and might well
demas Derechos de Catalonia," (Customs and the Old Gentleman of Mr. Webster is a plea
A national theatre ought to be a place, other rights of Catalonia) in three volumes. sant delineation of the character, as he himself where foreigners, and even Englishmen, might The University of Gressen, in the grandhas written it. To us, who have repeatedly seen go to hear the English language given in per- duchy of Hesse, the native country of Professor the inimitable Potier in the part, the case is fect purity of style and accent. What then can Bernays, of King's College, has lately conferred necessarily different, and by us, Mr. Webster
be more likely to create general distrust upon on him the honorary degree of Doctor. has to be tried by a severer test; a test, indeed, this head, than to let people infer from the play- First Opera.-The first composer, who tried so severe, that no English actor but Mr. Farren bills, how little care the management bestows his hand at setting an opera to music, was Francould hope to stand it; and even he, admirable
upon the subject? We know not to whom this cesco Baverini, an Italian artist; and the piece, actor, and finished artist as he is, would scarcely department is entrusted; but assuredly, the to which he lent the charm of a melodious acget through the fiery ordeal, without a singe. English employed is so bad, that we no sooner companiment, was, “ The Conversion of St. Paul,' In the contract scene, the effect which M.
darn it for them in one place, than a hole breaks which was brought out at Rome in 1460. Potier produced by his manner of delivering out in another. Our complaint last week was, the simple words “Elle a signé,” was one of that Mr. Kean and Mr. Macready were adver- METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL those bits which it would be as difficult as it
tised to play Othello and lago "alternately,” on Days of ! Thermom. Barometer. would be disagreeable to forget. Miss Murray the same night. This mistake has since been
W. Mon. Max. Min.
| Winds. played with spirit, and she is not without apti; rectified; but the great red letter puff, goes on
N.E. tude for the stage, but English actors and to say, that “to prevent any disappointment in
Ditto. actresses have yet to learn of French ones how the procuration (!!) of seats, as early an appli
E. to S.E. to stand still upon the stage. They generally cation for places as possible is requested, in
Mon. 19 49
Tues. 20 50 conduct a part, as if they were conducting an
Clear. consequence of the numerous parties that have
S.E. Cloudy. orchestra--with head, and hand, and foot--and (what, think you, gentle reader?) already se
Clouds.-Cirrostratus and Cirrocumulus. come to their points as a sporting dog comes to cured them." Some good-natured friend told
Nights and Mornings fair throughout the week. his-after they have ranged the whole field before them, we suppose, that this was wrong, but did Mean temperature of the week, 46o. ; greatest varthem. Messrs. James Vining and Leaves not extend his good-nature so far as to tell them riation, 18o.
Day decreased on Wednesday, 8h. 4m. enacted their small parts of Servant and Master, how to set it right; accordingly, in Thursday's pleasantly enough-and Mrs. Orger, that de: bills, we find the following : "To prevent any NOVELTIES IN LITERATURE AND ARTS. lightful actress, whose true value is at last felt disappointment in the procuration” (again)" of
On New Year's Day, complete in one volume, unj. and acknowledged, did, in the servant, as usual, seats, in consequence of the numerous parties form with the Waverley Novels, The Ghost-Hunter all that the part gave her an opportunity of do- that have already secured them, as early an ap- and his family,' by the O'Hara Family, forming the ing with it, and then superadded something for plication for places as possible, is requested.” first monthly volume of the Library of Original Roherself, and something more for the audience. If, | This is something like “ Erratum in our last,
mance, edited by Leitch Ritchie.
The Dublin University Calendar for 1833. instead of putting a string of cut and dried ques. | for His Grace the Duchess of Marlborough, Third Series of M.Gregor's True Stories from the tions, to a parcel of interested people, the Dra. read Her Grace the Duke.” We are quite History of Ireland. matie Committee had adjourned to the Olympic aware, that, owing to the hurry in which play- by F. A. Evans.
The Emigrant's Guide to Upper and Lower Canada, Theatre, (as a Coroner's Jury, who want really bills are sometimes necessarily drawn up, errors America, a Moral and Political Sketch, by Achilles to get at the truth, adjourn to view the body,) must occasionally creep in; and every one who Murat, son of the late King of the Two Sicilies. and witnessed Mrs. Orger's acting of her recent trusts himself in print knows also, from woful Early in December, the Second Series of The Cha
meleon.' It will have a new feature, in Twelve Ori. characters--they would have had better evidence experience, that if he fails to make errors for ginal Melodies, for the voice and pianoforte. of the superiority of moderate sized theatres himself, they will, ever and anon, he made for A New-Year book will appear at the holidays, named over large ones, than any that has yet reached him. We make all allowance for this, and • The Epigrammatist's Annual.'
The Portrait Gallery of distinguished Females, inthem. Though the great increase in popularity, only notice these things when they have been
cluding Beauties of the Courts of George IV. and Wilwhich this lady has recently obtained, is un- left day after day, to stare the whole town in the liam IV., with Memoirs by John Burke, Esq. will be doubtedly owing to her transfer from Drury face, and proclaim that it is ignorance, not ac- commenced on the Ist of January 1833, and completed
within the year. Lane to this stage, it is a great mistake to sup- cident, which has placed them there.
The Invisible Gentleman. pose that she (speaking of her as an actress) is
Lights and Shadows of German Life. a gainer by it. It is the public who are gainers.
Count Pecchio's Observations on England, by an
Pictures of Private Life.
Companies of London, by William Herbert, Librarian
to the Corporation of London. monials, by attending mass in the academical
The Journey of an Invalid from Calcutta through the large one, not because almost any acting will do
church, and escorting the . Augustissimo Sagra- Straits of Sunda, to Van Dieman's Land. in it, as it is too much the fashion to imagine,
mento,' in solemn procession through the main The Dramatic Library, comprising all the Standard but because it separates the metal from the dross, streets of Rome. The halls and gallery of the
Dramas in the English Language. and exposes indifferent as much as it discloses Academy were thrown open to the public on
Just published.--The_Waning Church, 12mo. 6s.
--Simeon's Works, 2nd Portion, 21. 105.-Hayward's good acting. This is not the received opinion both of those days; amongst the novelties ex- Tenterden's Acts, with new Orders, 58.-Sprague on -if it were, there would be no occasion for us
hibited were a marble bust of Cardinal Pacca, Revivals of Religion, with an introductory Essay, 12mo. to put it forth --but it is the right one, and that
one of the most liberal patrons of the institu- 5s. Od.- The Young Christian, by J. Abbott, 12mo. 55. is why we do.
-Powell on Optics, 8vo. 10s.- Currie's Burns, dia. tion, executed by the deceased Cavaliere La
mond edit. royal 24mo. 78. 01.-Otterbourne, a Story boureur, at the expense of the Academy, and of the English Marches, 3 vols. Svo. 315, 6d. The ADELPHI THEATRE.
another of the great Canova, likewise exe- History of Scotland, from the earliest period to the A piece called Bad Business,' which is of cuted at its expense by Professor Albacini, as a
present time, 2 vols. fc. 155.- Memoirs of Louis XVIII.
2 vols. post 8vo. 215.- Heath's Book of Beauty, 1833, two parts; the first being a discussion upon the tribute of gratitude to the memory of one who 215.-Nicolas's Reportof Claim to the Earldom of Devon, state of theatricals in general, by major and had so honourably filled the office of president 125.- Hansard's Debates, Vol. XII. 3rd series, 1l. 10s. minor managers, under their private names; and of the Academy.
- Arnold's Thucydides, Vol. II. 8vo. 145.-Gurney's the second, a sort of melo-drame run mad, was Madrid Exhibition.—The exhibition of works
Sermons and Prayers, 18mo. Is. 6d.-Morrison's Por
traiture of Modern Scepticism, royal 18mo. 45.-Knights produced here on Monday. It is only intended by native artists for the present year is reported of the Round Table, 12mo. 2nd series, 5s.- Oliver and for a broad bit of fun, and as such should not by a Madrid critic as highly creditable to their Boyd's Catechisms, Natural History, by Rhind, 18mo. be too critically examined; but an additional taste and skill. The master-pieces in the col. 90.- Supplement (1832-3) to Pope's Import and Export reason for allowance being made was, unfor- lection are considered to be, “ Bishop St. Ruso, forming Baron Humboldt's Travels &c. with Portrait, 5s. tunately, furnished by the sudden indisposition delivering a Discourse to his Flock,' by Vicente of Mrs. Fitzwilliam.' Miss Daly took the book Lopez, first painter to the Spanish court; Ma
TO CORRESPONDENTS and her place, at three minutes' notice, and sur- drazo's (a young artist) 'Continence of Scipio,'
Thanks to L. S. C. A Mourner. mounted the difficulties of her situation, as well and · King Alphonso, conferring the honour of
We should be sorry to say an unkind word to our
learned friend, who calls himself “A small Pedaas could be expected. The house was crammed knighthood on the Cid.' The competition for
gogue": but we are equally unable to give him advice, in every part, the attraction of Henriette' con- the prizes, which give the successful candidates or offer patronage. tinuing undiminished. the right to pensions from the king whilst pur
H.B.A. is out of date. suing their studies in Rome, has resulted in
The second series of Traits and Stories of the Irish
Peasantry'--Tales, by Mr. Sheridan Knowles-Tbe favour of three young painters, De Ribere, | Year of Literature,' and other works, next week.
calcibus,” that a small theatre is better than a members combined religious with mundane cere