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THE narrative of this impor- concluded it with an inscription to the tant voyage has been fo long and memory of that great navigator. so impatiently expected by the public, This contains also a list of the persons that our readers will not be much sur- who ailiited the labours of the editor prised when they are informed that by their communications, their advice, nearly the whole impression, which and direction. was a very large one, was sold on the At the conclusion of the third von moming of publication. The greater lume are given several vocabularies, part of the plates form a separate and tables of the route of the ships, volume, and are very numerous, and digested from the log-bock. For these very beautiful. Together with the lalt valuable appendages the editor charts, they are eighty-one in number. and the public were indebted to the
This voyage has at length appeared abilities and pe fererance of Mr. Wales, under the direction of Dr. Douglas, of Christ's-Hospital, who undertook whose name is well known in the li- this laborious task merely with a view terary world for the acuteness and of serving the widow of his deceased abilities which he discovered several friend, Captain Cook. From his inyears since, in detecting Lauder's formation, likewise, several passages in account of the pretended plagiarisms of the introduction have been derived. Milton.
In our next number we shall give a Dr. Douglas has prefixed an intro- further account of the contents of ductory account of Cook's former these three volumes. discoveries to the first volume, and has
ART. LXX. Dramatic Miscellanies: confisting of Critical Observations on several Plays of Shakspeare: with a Review of his principal Charaflers, and thole of various eminent Writers, as represented by Mr. Garrick, and other celebrated Comedians, With Anecdotes of Dramatic Poets, Actors, &c. By Thomas Davies, Author of the Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, E./7. In three Volumes, 8vo. Davies.
THE reader who is fond of anec- vapours."'--With Falstaff, wine is the promoter dotes and theatrical characters will of courage, and every good quality of the mind.
“ Athenzus, says Dr. Falconer, makes an find great entertainment in these vo
observation fimilar to this. It is true; and I lumes, and thould any author erer could quote many Greek verses to prove it: undertake a general history of the stage, but the doctor knows there are so many precepts he will find great aslistance from the from various poets, and other writers, quoted by
the same author, againīt the immoderare use of labours of Mr. Davies. What a trea
wine, that Falstaff's followers would lote more fure would a work of this nature, than they got by the authonty of Athenæus. written either in the time of Shak- After this long note on fish and wine, I hope the speare, or at the Restoration, be ac- reader will pardon a quocation from Aristotle's counted by the stage antiquaries of the problemas; in which that philosopher gives an
accurate de cription of the progress of winz, and prefent age? Such a treasure will this the effects of its immolerae uic. book prove to thofe who fall devote • When a fober, moderate, and silent man their thoughts to theatrical history at
drinks wine in a quantity acre liveral than
ordinary, it has the effect of cherishing and
The reader of fome diftant period.
routing his fpirits and genius, and rendering him the present day will likewise reap no more communicative: if taken till more freely, inconsiderable share of amusement from he becomes talkative, eloquent, and confident of these volumes. As a specimen, we shall
his abilities: if taken in till larger quantities, in select the following notes from the renders him bold a'id daring, and desirous 19
exert himself in action: it he perlift in a more remarks on the second part of Henry IV. plentifui dore, it makes him petulant and con
FALSTAFF. “ Skill in the weapon is no- tumelious. The next step renders him mad and *thing without sack. A good therris lacks hath outrageous: should be proceed ftill farther, he 2 twotold operation in it: it ascends me into the becomesd itupid and scifeless.' Ariftot. Prob. brain, and dries me all the foolish and dull
Mr. Davies gives the following “ Almost all the actors who have for more account of the performers who have than these last fifty years represented this pathetic appeared in the famous scene of the nate in engaging the attention and raising the king and prince,
affections of their auditors. Booth, who played The much-admired interview between the the king, and Wilks, who acted the prince, King and the Prince of Wales owes its beauty were highly accomplished, and understood dig. principally to fituation and character. The nity and grace of action and deportment, with taking away the crown by the prince produces a all the tender paflions of the heart, in a superior moit pathetic dialogue; luch perhaps as no wri- degree. The elder Mills, in the king, and hia ter, except Shakipeare, could draw from so son, an imitator of Wilks's manner, in the Blender an incident. Where the heart speaks, prince, followed almost immediately these conno ornament of words is necessary: the more summate actors; and though they were by na plain and simple the diction, the more affecting means equal to them, were above mediocrity, it will be. Such is the scene, though Itill more especially the father in Henry, which happened interesting, between Queen Katharine and Grif- to be the last part this worthy man appeared in. fith, in the fourth act of Henry VIII, where He was taken ill a few days after he had acted that princess takes leave of the world, with a it, and died, I believe, in November, 1736. noble grandeur of mind, in expressions the most His name was announced in the bills for Macteeling, and at the same time the most familiar beth, but Quin was obliged to supply his place. and unadorned.
I saw him hurrying to the play-house between “ The great expiation of sin, in the days of five and fix in the evening. "Milward, the fucHenry, was esteemed to be a crusade to the cessor of Mills in Henry, was, in pathos, greatly Holy Land; and, though I once imagined he his superior. His countenance was finely exprerwas not lincere in his intention of undertaking five of grief, and the plaintive tones of his voice the expedition, yet I know not whether motives
were adınırably adapted to the languor of a dying seligious and political might not have co-operated person, and to the speech of an offended yet afto urge him to it. He certainly made great pre- fectionate parent. Garrick's figure did not aflık parations for it, and it is as certain that his lon, him in the personating of this character, but the Henry V. as a proof of his piety, on his death- forcible expression of his countenance, and his bed declared, that if he had recovered from his energy of utierance, made ample amends for de iliness, it was his firm refolution to rescue, if fect of person. To describe the anguith, mixed polible, the Holy Land from the infidels. This with terior, which he seemed to feel when Ire pallion of delivering the Holy Sepulchre was so calt up his eyes to heaven, and pronounced these predominant for a long time, ihat the Counters words, of Richmond, mother of Henry VII. declared, • How I came by the crown, O God, forgive me!' if the Christian princes would undertake a cru- would call for the pencil of a Raphael or a Jade, she would herself turn laundreis, and wath Reynolds. their linen for them.
• Though Garrick, from a mean jealousy, " If it were poslible that any thing could pallion which constantly freyed on his reconcile us to an ulurper, and the murderer of mind, denied to Powel the merit of understandhis fo.ereign, it muit be the deep remorse and ing the pathos of this celebrated scene, the lincere compunction which the ottender feels for audience thought far otherwise, and, by their crimes so atrocious. Had Henry been the next tears and applause, justitied the action of that heir to the crown, his wickedness would not very pleating tragedian. have been le's; but the people would not have • In the lait lingering stage of life, when lutfered from insurrections in favour of Roger worn by complicated diiteinper, and tormented Mortimer, the rightful succeilor by birth. This with aitličting pains of the gout, the fick and circumstance rendered his whole reign one con- emaciated Barry undertook to represent the dying tinued scene of tumult, battle, and bloodthed; fcenes of Henry. In person, it we consult hutory, and involved his pofterity and the kingdom in he was better adapted to the part than any of his the longeit and most fanguinary war that ever predeceifois; for almost all the princes of the afflicted a nation. However he may have been Plantagenet line were remarkable for procerity: cried up by the clergy, for his piety in persecuting but that was but a trifling requisite in this great the followers of Wickliffe, and being the firit
The fatherly reprooss and earneftadKing of England who burned heretics, it is monitions, from the consequence imparted by well known ihat he and his father, John of Barry's pleasing manner, as well as noble figure, Gaunt (who were the great patrons of Wickliffe) acquired authority and importance. His feelings when they understood that the clergy possessed were, perhaps, heightened by the anxiety of his almost halt the revenues of the hingdom, de- mind in the declining itate of his health, and clared that they would clip their wings, or used the frequent pains of his cruel distemper. From words to that purpose. But the King food in need his fetting fun, which emitted a warm though of the clergy as much as they did of him. gliminering ray, spectators might form a judge. Henry's conitant jealousy and tear of losing the inent what Barry had been in his meridian glory.'' crown may be forgiven; for that was a juit part of his punithment for seizing it: but his cruelty, On some future occasion we shall in theading torrents of blood to maintain the probably give further extracts from crown, can only be jufined by the tyrant's law; these Dramatic Miscellanies. neceility; a luceility which he had imposed on bimteli.
THE ENGLISH THEATRE, AND REGISTER OF PUBLIC
ENTERTAINMENTS. COMMEMORATION OF HANDEL, UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY.
The fourth performance, at Westminster-Abbey', on Thursday, the 3d of June. Whe
ITH regard to the effect of the music in power and effect of the scene, for experience
the Abbey, both the learned and the cannot furnith us with an adequate impresion. unlearned were equally and most agreeably dif- If any thing could be laid in addition to the appointed. Before the rehearsal of the first day's praise of the conductors and the perforiners, it pertormance it was generally apprehended, that would be, that the excellence of each day's perin fo large a space, surrounded by malies of formance in fome degree role upon the preceding, buildings to lofty, so broken, and to ponderous, The moral effects of the exhibition ; the holy the fulness of the band, numerous and unparal- paifion which it engendered in the borom; and leled as it was, would be utterly lost, or, trom the elevated notions of religious worthip which it the impossibility of regulating such a number of instilled, are circumstances that tend to aggraninstruments, would stun the ear with promif- dize this memorable feast. The visible impref. cuous and inarticulate bursts of sound; and, at fions which the lofty ítrains made on the auany rate, that it would be im poslible to distin- dience; the fervour and the awe inspired by the guith the melody of a single voice. $o con grand passages of the full chorus, luch, for invincing were thele theoretical reasonings to the itance, as minds of many, that even after experiment and “ To Thee Cherubim and Seraphim contithe unanimous voice of the audience had thewn nually do cry.” how il founded they were, we have heard them Hüly, Holy, Holy; Lord God of Sabaoth " maintained by musicians of the greatest emi.
“ Heaven and earth are full of the majeity of nence, who, rather than admit the fallibility of thy glory”-intitle this celebration to honours their arguments, were contented to lose their distinct from its musical merit. Here it excites thare of so rich a feast to all musical men. No emotions favourable to religion and virtue, and imband could have been better adapted to the scene preties on the moit thoughtless mind ideas of the of the performance, nor more compact or more
ineffable grandeur of the Deity. The feelings of uniform in its movements. Even l'acchierotti's the auditory were itirred to all the kindred emovoice, plaintive, melodious, and captivating, was tions of the music, of which the character and heard with the utmott distindness in every nole. articulation is every where as distinct as language,
It was at first intended tbat the festival fould and alternately melted with grief, or glowed conclude with the third performance; but his with rapture. Madame Mara, who, to her other Majeity was graciously pleased to indulge the public merits, this day joined that of exerting her taardour, which had rather been infamed than lents, though Itruggling with illness, gave the air gratified, with a fourth; and the Queen ordered a of “ O ling unto the Lord a new song,” in a bith. The pieces which his Majesty selected style of moit masterly execution. The inftrufor this day were chiefly those which composed ments were, as before, individually great, and in the first entertainment. The orchettra and the the whole wonderful. choir were as numerous as before, and the exe- Their Majesties were accompanied by the cution of the whole in the same grand and un- three eldest princeifes, and wore the medals ítruck precedented style. Imagination cannot reach the in commemoration of Handel. Tbe FIFTH PERFORMANCE, at WESTMINSTER-ABBEY, on Saturday, the 5th of June. THIS day the sacred oratorio of the Messiah
Within these walls was repeated. It was most numeroully attended :
The memory of a compliment due as much to the memory of
Η Α Ν D Ε Ι. the immortal composer, as to the amiable per
was celebrated, sonage under whose immediate countenance the
under the patronage of entertainment of the day was gisen. The testi
His Most Giaciers Majesty, val which has done so much hunour to the na
George the Third, tion thus concluded as brilliantly as it began.
on the 26th and 29th of May, We have given our testimony to the honours of
and an undertaking so great and to magnificent in the on the 3d and 5th of June, 1784. design, and in the execution fo superb and coin- The music performed on this folemnity plete. We are happy to hear, in confirmation
was selected from his own works; of our intelligence last month, that it is to em.
by the direction of ploy the elegant talents of the musical bijirian,
Brownlow, Earl of Exeter, to whole province it so peculiarly belongs. Dr.
John, Earl of Sandwich, Burney will do justice to the scientific merits of
Henry, Earl of Uxbridge, the several performances, and his authority will
Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, give to this triumph of the art the monument
and which it deserves.
Sir Richard Jebb, Berts.
and conducted by marble, was this morning placed over the mo
Joah Bares, Esq. nument of Handel, in Westminiter-abbey: Lond. MacJune, 1984.
PANTHEON. * The Dettingen Te Deum; the dead march in Saul; the funeral anthem; the coronation, &c
PANTHEON. May 30. THE MASQUERADE this even- About half past one the supper rooms were ing was resorted to by a company of eight opened. An excellent cold collation was spread, hundred períons, many of whom were of rank consisting of chickens, tongues, hams, a variety and fashion: the usual proportion of variegated of pies, cream tarts, fruits, &c. with a very good and black dominos formed ihe light and shade of allorment of wines. this midnighe picture. Among the characters, The dances, which were interrupted while Merlin deierves the lead; he pertonated a gi- the company adjourned to supper, were aftergantic Morber Sbipoon; the mechanism of which wards assumed by different parties, and cooliwas so curious, inat a figure upwards of ten nued till past fix; after which the company feee high was enabled to walk' amongst the began to withdraw, till the rooms were enurely company with great freedom: by the rudeness cleared. of some intoxicated persons, Mr. Merlin was Monday, June 7: THE superior excellence of thrown down; he, however, recovered his fall, Madame Mara, in every great requifite of a and walked about the room with his usual dex- finger, hath lately been displayed so universally, terity. A character of night seemed desirous of by her repeated performances at the Abbey and inviting such far-gazing philosophers to repose, the Pantheon in honour of Handel, that it is as might be so inclined. She said, with some not a circumstance of surprise her benefit this humour, “ that the remained to the last moment evening, should have been honoured by a most among the maiks, to make the nighı as long as fashionable assembly. The Prince of Wales, potlible.” An Aktion metamorpb jed, who di- who has ever approved himself the patron of Itributed the following lines:
merit, was among this eminent perfumer's ad“Tell, if thou can'st, the wond'rous sight disclosed, mirers, and testined his approbation in a mult “ A Goddels naked to thy view exposed ?
tlattering degree. ADDISON.
The concert consisted of the following well “Such dire decree compell’d these horns to grow,
selected subjects: And spread their antlers o'er m'enchanted brow;
Firft Act. -Overture, Mr. Bach.- Song,
Madame Mara, Pugniani.- -Concerto violin, But ye, fair dames, with virtue lets severe, Who tread with careless grace this magic sphere,
Mr. Salomon.--Song, Mr. Harrison. Solo
violoncello, Mr. Mara. Adopt of punishment a juiter plan, Nor make us brutes, till we forget THE
Second Act.--Symphony, Mr. Haydn.ANONYMOUS.
-Concerto Song, Madame Mara; Naumann.
oboe', Mr. Fischer.- Duett violoncello, Messrs. An excellent masque of a paper-maker.--A Crosdill and Mara.- Song, Madame Mara; Sir Archy Mac Sarcajm, who was one of the Gresnich.–Full piece. moit despicable characters that ever incumbered The different instrumental players appeared a malquerade.-Two very excellent Highlanders, emulous in distinguishing themselves in benali of one or whom was a pertect representative of the Madame Mara. Mr. Harrison was the only Herculean Wully Wallace, of tamous memory. vocal performer belides hertelt: he sung an air in A Highland woman.-Two chimney-sweepers, the affettuoso ftile. Madame Mara lung the who were of a magnitude utterly out of cha. two airs with which the originally ini aduced herracter.-A cokwench.— A Lady Pentweazle.- felf in England, and an additional one, by A Cantab, who deinonitrated that wit and Gresnicb. Her
performance of the air by Nuxlearning, are ellentially different, for while he mann is celebrated in the highest degree on the spoke Greek he talked nonsense. A most hu- continent; her English patrons equally discovered mourous Sir Jeffery Dunjtan, who deale more in her merit in that compotition; but in the latt drollery than clä wigs. The Nimmy Pimmy was fong the gave new proofs of her power, by present, and appeared in the dress of a female.- executing in a very finished manner fome rapid Mrs.C. was fupposed to be in the character of ad libitums, that seemed hardly within the Princess Rufty Futy, from the Agreeable Sur- limits of a first violin. Her voice is a trealury of prize, for her enormity of thape could mean no inexhaustible sweetness and variety, and its tranother representation in nature.
litions are tine and perfect.
OPERA HOUSE. June 12. THIS evening a new comic opera and the gentleman into whose hands she fell, and was performed, entitled Le Gemelle
. It is lively who had adopted her as his daughter, without and spirited in the composition both of the poetry intorming her that she was and music, and is full of comedy, both in its desperately in love with her as the grew up, an. 1 fable and conduct. The embarrassments arife having discovered to her that she was not his naturally, and the misconceptions in regard to daughter, made her an offer of his hand, which the heroine are at once laughable and probable. The loathing left his house, and came to the The argument is thortly this: A country gentle house of her own father, juft on the eve of her man has two daughters, and he is robbed of one filter's marriage to one of three suitors. The of them in her intancy. The daughter thus embarrailments and miitakes arise from the taken away is full of vivacity, wit, and beauty, similarity of the two filters.
The words are by Tonioli, the music by An- This opera will give a most brilliant termina. fossi. In many parts it is rich and beautiful. tion to their featon.
COVENT-GARDEN. June 2. This theatre closed with the Care- Eforts, which, warm'd by such a foft'ring choice, lels Husband, after which Mrs. Abington spoke Again thall doubly court the public voice; the following epilogue :
Till when, with duteous thanks, take our adieu, ADDRESS to ibe Town, written and spoken by 'Tis meant to all, to you *, and you + and you , Mrs. ABINGTON.
Hoping to find you here, in the same places, THE play concluded, and this season o'er, With the same health, good spirits, and kind faces. When we shall view these friendly rows no more, After this epilogue, which was well received, In my own character let me appear,
it was stated, that though the manager's feason To pay my warmert, humbleit homage here; was closed, both he and the performers were to Yet, how ihall words (those shadowy ligns) reveal join their efforts in favour of Mr. Wild, whose The real obligations which I feel?
benefit was destroyed by the accident of the Here they are tix'd, and here they ne'er Mall part, Westminster election cloting on that day. It While mem'ry bolds ber feat within my heart! was announced that his play was to be the , This for mytelt.--Our friends and chief behind, Merchant of Venice, and that Mr. Macklin Who bear your favours with a grateful mind, was to perform the part of Shylock, on the tenth Have likewise bade me, as their
proxy, own of June. Your kind indulgence to their efforts ihown;
THEATRE-ROYAL, in the HAY-MARKET.' WE announced the opening of Mr. Colman's racteristic of election seurrility; but the satire theatre in our last number, and at the same time is indiscriminate. There are female canvalfers observed, that the prelude of the Election had on both sides; there is abuse on both sides; been suppressed. The objections, however, there is bribery on both sides. At the close of were at length removed, and on the second of the poll Holly and Ivy are returned duly June it appeared. The following is the dramatis elected, and Bayes's counsel says that he will perfonæ:
petition ; for the merits of the election must be Buckram,
ultimately determined by the House. There Type,
Mr. Parsons. were two well-painted new scenes, the one of Bayes,
the Piazzas, and the other of the huitings. The Holly,
Mr. Williarnfon. prologue was admirable, and the audience reIvy,
ceived it with three diftinct shouts of applause. Quirk,
To the ELECTION of the MANAGERS. Smatter, ... Mr. R. Palmer.
Written by G. COLMAN, ESQ.
Spoken by Mr. PALMER.
URS'D be the verse how well foe'er it flow,
That tends to make one worthy man my The motive of this little piece is evidently to
foe; excite a laugh at the parties who have lately Gives virtue scandal, innocence a fear, contended for the political election in Westmin- Or from the soft-eyed virgin steals a tear!” ster. Mr. Colman has feized on the ludicrous Thus sung tweet Pope, the vigorous child of Satire; circumstances in the late contest, and has hu- Our Bayes lefs genius boasts, not less good nature. mouroully brought them forward in an election No poilon'd thatthe darts with partial aimof two managers for the winter theatres. Holly Folly and vice are fair and general game: and Ivy have joined their interest against little No tale he echoes, on no fcandal dwells, Bayes. Buckram, a taylor, is appointed se- Nor plants on one fool's head the cap and bells; cretary to the committee of Holly and Ivy; and He paints the living manners of the time, Mrs. Buckram distinguishes herself as a female But lays at no man's door reproach or crime. canvafler, while Mrs. Simper exerts herself in Yet some, with crític nose, and eye too keen, support of Bayes. Tom Tipple is disguised Scent double-meanings out, and biatt each scene; for Sam Houte. *The manager has con- While Iquint suspicion holds her treacherous lamp, ducted himself with addreis, in not giving Fear moulds balecoin, and malice gives the stampo way to the personalities which such a sub
Falsehood's vile glofs converts the very Bible ject was likely to engender. Now and then To Scandalum Magnatum, and a libel. there are expressions strongly tinctured, and Thus once, when tick, Sir Gripus, as we're told, which provoked from party spirit rather harsh In grievous usury grown rich and old, rebuke. Mrs. Simper and Mrs. Buckram at- Bought a good book, that, on a Christian plan, tack one another with a coarseness strongly cha- Inculcates The Whole Duty of a Man.
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