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invented. In after times we may perhaps invent you first gave me, was more favourable; what some ourselves and then the delightful pleasure || caprice has so suddenly altered your mind. of enriching them we love, will stand within your Louise. What caprice, Sir, am I accused of Teach. In a word, I am an honest man, a gond being capricious ? natured fellow, I have obtained your guardian's Sainville. I fear to dive too deeply into the consent, and feel inclined to be for ever in love feelings of your heart, with my wife. What else could you require. Louise. You may draw any inferences from

Panime. You will permit me, Sir, to look upon them, I never attempt to conceal the state of my this speech as a mere joke.

soul. Carsignar. As you please, only remember that Sainville. As your father's friend you received under a veil of pleasantry, many serious affairs me with some demonstrations of pleasure, as your may be conducied.

intended husband, you seem to detest my prePaaline. Answer this question ; what account of your friend Sainville, did you give Ursule.

E. R. Corsignac. That which honour and truth dic

[To be continued.] tated to me. But let me dwell a litile more on the tender and powerful sentiment which a glance

HAYMARKET. of yours has awakened in my heart.

Pauline. Not yet, think only of assisting my On Wednesday, July 1, Mr. Young made his sister.

appearance in the character of Don Felix, in The Cursignac. To be useful to the sister of the Wonder. He does not appear to have that ease person I love so ardently, would indced make me and versatility of countenance, or that vivacity of happy.

feeling and variety of expression, which are nePauline. This morning she received Mr. Le- cessary to a comic actor. His features are stern doux very coldly; and now she repents her and unpliable, and his general manner solemn imprudence.

and harsh. Nothing can be more foreign from Corsignac. I understand you, in a few minutes | merriment than his attempt at minh : his gaiety is he will be at her feet.

[Exit too apparently effort, and what humour he brings Agathe. His vivacity is charming-but how | forth is spoiled by the constraint and labour of its could you send him after Mr. Ledoux?

production. To succeed in comedy a mian must Pauline. Shall I call him back?

have a peculiar temperament which no education Agathe. I do not mean that; but let me know can give. All the excellencies of the tragic actor what is your opinion about this Mr. Corsignac. may be taught; the comedian's are the gift of Pauline. My opinion-hush! here is Louise. nature alone. We can pronounce, therefore, that

Mr. Young will never become celebrated as a (Enter Louise)

comic actor.

The general fault of his perforinance in this Pauline. I will be as plain with you, my dear

character was, that he was boisterous and deciaLouise, as I have been with my sister; you may


that his jealousy was too much of a without apprehension of hurting my feelings, tragic cast, and more suited the ravings of an marry Sainville; I think no more of him.

Othello, or the phlegmatic acrimonious jealousy Agaihe. Nor I either; we resign the conquest;

of a Kitely, than to the busy, bustling, sanguine for it is just you should not be disappointed of the

temperament of Don Felir. Altogether, his husband your father meant to give you. Fare


formance was that of a man of good sense, who well, I must talk a little in private with my sister

was unequal to the character for no other reason Louise (alone). They yield Sainville to me,

than because nature never intended him to perhave they discovered more of his disposition

furm it. than Ursule has revealed to me. Always gallant

Mrs. Litchfield's Violante was admirable. Her with the ladies, she said; yet he appears so

clear, mellow, and harmonious enunciation was sincere, so open, perhaps I should be able to change him. Should Ilove, or should I avoid him? excellently fitted for the character. She was at

once dignified and tender ; she rallied and re. -Shall I act a coquette's part? Yes I must

buked her lover with equal ease and nature. Her follow Ursule's advice. O heav'ns ! he is coming i humour was without constraint, and her dignity towards me, and she has forsaken me. I must

without severity. In a word, we know no actress try to escape him.

who approaches her in this character but Mrs.

Jordan, to wliom the comic musc has justly (Enter SAINVILLE)

yielded the palm. Sainville. Do I intrude upon your time, madam ?

Mr. YOUNG's STRANGER. you seem desirous of shunning me, the reception On Friday, July 3, Ms. Young appeared in


the character of the Stranger, and we can say,


Mr. MATHEWS. with justice, that whatever reason we had to con


Mr. LISTON. demn him in the char cter of Felir, we feel no in


Mr. TAYLOR. clination but to applaud him, almost without Celestine

Mrs. TAYLOR. reserve or moderation, in the performance of this Pau'ina..

Mrs. LISTON. difficult part That solemnity and severeness of Alice

Mrs. Gibbs. style which rendered his comedy ineffective and

Scene, AUSTRIA. disagree blu, adapted him in a more peculiar manner to the part of the Stranger.

As to the plot of this piece it is simple enough. His sorrow was truly dignified and simple, his | It is an Escape dramatised-One or two attempts misan:hropy was majestic, and the whole of his fail ; but a guard being put asleep, or his eyes representation was suited to the tone of feeling covered, and a great coat thrown over the prisoner, of the Stranger; it was a warm heart, ke niyil the catastrophe is fortunately brought about sonsible of injury; a 'vating husband, with a has certainly as much merit as most things of distempered sensibility of honour; a friend more the kind; but, in scientific effect and incident, credulous than prudeni; in a word, a man of ex

is inferior to Tekeli. tensive philanthropy, whose powers of mind, and Mr. Hook, jun. is a young man of much talent ; high wrought delicacy of feeling, served rather to

and it is to be lamented that he confines himself attract misfortune,--to accumulate and fasten it to translating, and the importation of what is per. upon him, than to lighten it by a worldly philo-haps not very well worth the freight — The chief sophy, and an obvious yielding to the streain.

merit of this Piece, however, is the Music which All the features of this varied character, the more

accompanies it. subtile distinctions, and nicer traits, were inost

The excellence of Mr. Hook, the composer, is adınirably caught and enibodied by Mr. Young in

not fully understood He is truly a master; his his performance on the above night.

music has a distinct character of its own. It has His judgment was conspicuous in what may

the sweetness, the plaintiveness, and simplicity be called the grand style of acting,-iis swking

of the Scotch melody, without its weakness and subordinale parts; in vther words, in subduing

nonotony.-It thus produces a pleasing and them to the general ease and simplicity of na.

gradually increasing impression, when listened to ture, and bringing forward and rendering promi.

with aliention. It is strictly the music which is nent those parts alone, to which strength and

suited to Silvan scenery; to Gondolas gliding effect belong. His taste was excrciset in a just throueh the waters on a summer's evening—to and forcible sil crion of b.auties, 36 well in

any thing that is tranquil, placid, and Arcadian. the delivery of the dialogue and tone and feeling He neither excels in gaiety or greatness; his oft. character, as in ihe choice of attitude and

music has too much sentiment for the one, and general manner of personation : we can say no

too much regularity for the other. In the His correctness never mude him languid | pastoral kind of music (we mean the Italian or mechanical ; his warmth was natural feeling, pastoral) where simplicity does not preclude elerising by due degrees to its proper height. In the

gance, nor nature science, Mr Hook is not only 60 n6 "") which he rela'es his misfortunes to Baron

the first master of his time, but we believe, withSteinfur, he : as not surpassed 'y Kemble; and

out exception that he is perfectly at the head of

this species. in the picon "ation with his wife, Kemble alone

There is one song in this piece peculiarly in has xcelled him. Mr Litchfield's Mrs Haller is inferior only

this master's best manger. The words, we believe, to Mrs. Sildons. On T ursday night, July 16, was produced at

The village in which I was born.” this theatre a Tiew melo drama, called The From some accident, however, the whole Fortress It is from the pen of Mr. T. Hook, || effect of this song was spoilt by a nost barbarous the author of Tekeli, and is a fretransla'iun from inelegance-a strain of peculiar sweetness was the French. The name of the French piece is terminated by a full burtken, or symphony, or Les I'venements d'un Jaur

The following are

whatever they call it, of Tol, lol, de, rol, lol; and the principal

which Mr. Taylor, to mend the matter, gave DRAMATIS PERSONE.

with infinite fun. Surely this should be omitted,

as the song alluded to is the sweetest in the whole The Governor...... Mr. CHAPMAN. piece. Count Everard....


To conclude, this Melo-Drama was received Count Adolphus..

Mr. CARLES. with great applause, and must prove extremely Oliver

Mr. DE CAMP. popular.



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