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we walked to the top of the school-room, where there was music, and we recommend it to the especial attention of a space raised above the usual level of the flooring. As a Mr Finlay Dun, or any composer of talent : preliminary, the master delivered to the culprit a long
SONG OF THE EXILE. and laboured harangue on the evils of being absent without leave, or, in other words, of playing the truant, said By William Anderson, of the Glasgow Courier. a great deal about his duty to himself and his parents, and Banish'd for ever! concluded with a general admonition to the whole school. From the scene of my birth, He then proceeded to the most striking part of his duty,
For ever! for ever! namely, the bestowing on Master William, by the aid of the From all I loved dearest, and cherish'd on earth, “ three-tailed bashaw,” a round dozen of mementos on the From the smile of my friends, and the home of their palms of both hands, which he bore with sullen fortitude,
hearth, and did not appear to shrink in the least from the pu- To come again never ! nishment. We kept silence on the “ knife" part of the business, or he would most likely have been favoured with Banish'd for ever! another dozen. As it was, we thought, in the goodness From hope and from home, of our hearts, that he had quantum suff. The school once
For ever! for ever! more broke up, and thus ended one of our eventful days. Away in the desert of distance to roam, William never got the better of his bad trick, and at last Like a ship tempest-tost on the wild sea-wave's foam, was ejected the community, and sent home to his sorrow- To land again never! ing parents as incurable. Since those careless days, time has made many altera
Banish'd for ever! tions ; years have gone by, and changed the bright dreams
When all have gone by, of youth into the sober realities of manhood. Not a few
For ever! for ever! of the once happy schoolfellows have gone into strange The gladness of earth, and the brightness of sky, countries ; some have entered into the hurry and bustle of There's no fear but to live, and no hope but to diebusiness ; one or two are village surgeons and country
To feel again never ! clergymen ; and, alas ! some have got to “ that bourne whence no traveller returns,” far beyond our sympathy
Banish'd for ever! and all our vain regrets. Out of the coterie, I am al
It is madness to me, most left solus cum sola ; and when I think of all this,
For ever! for ever!
To think of the land I shall ne'er again see, “ No wonder that I sometimes sigh,
Of the days that have been, and the days that will be
That thought leaves me never !
Banish'd for ever ! All the world knows, or ought to know, our very active and intelligent Publishers in the western metropolis,
Dear land of my birth, Messrs Robertson & Atkinson. By the latter of these
We sever! we sever!
An exile from all I love dearest on earth, gentlemen—the very Mæcenas of Glasgow-we are favoured with the following graceful effusion :
From peace and contentment, from pleasure and mirth,
For ever! for ever! LINES TO MY SISTER, WITH A BOOK, IN RETURN FOR A
What have we here? The reader shall see the whole, By Thomas Atkinson.
and judge for himself : O! how shall love be paid but with itself ?
ONE OF THE FIFTEEN THOUSAND LETTERS WE RECEIVE For kindness owneth not a meaner coin ! What are to it the yellow heaps of pelf,
Mr Editor, I am entirely of your Moffat correspondOr diamonds risen radiant from the mine?
ent's opinion, who seems to think there is something terLove is no usurer, but is well content
rible in the name of Editor. At all events, there is In re-producing --loving to be spent !
something in the Notices to Correspondents, especially
when glanced over by an expectant contributor, which Then but with what thou hadst, dear one, before, causes a rapid gush of blood from the cheek down into the Shall I repay thee-sister of my heart,
ventricles of the heart, whence it is again expelled with a For girlish fondness, which I value more
kind of palpitating motion, which causes a tremulous beat That we in circumstance are far apart;
of every pulse from the digital arteries of the toes to the I loved thee ere I knew thy love was mine,
basilar artery of the brain.
Often have I asked myself Although its current flow'd, and show'd no sign
the question," What the deuce are we afraid for?"
But as often as I cast my eye to the last leaf of the LiteBut since a symbol of thy love has come From forth the patient labour of thy hand;
rary Journal, there I see cause enough for fear. The And of thy work of months I see the sum
poor correspondent is either set about his business with a
marked bit of satire, such as “ B.'s Fragment is reduced In a fair gift before me smiling stand,
to fragments." _"$. L. is good enough to say we shall Can I do less than of my labours, too,
hear from him soon in a different style ; -we fervently, Tbink that a portion is thy well-earn'd due ?
_“ We have particularly to request of Y, A; Then, Margaret sweet, be thine the storied page
and his brother rhymesters, not a little piece, but a little A brother penn'd, for he will happier live,
peace.” Or by a downright rebuff, such as, “We can give If it, to one of thy yet guileless age
• R. U.' no encouragement;" or " * A. B.' and · Beta' are
inadmissible.” Or there is the insignificant notice, as Can rouse an interest, or a pleasure give;Thy fair white fingers wove thy valued gift
“ Y. H.’is very well, as poetry goes." "«M.' of Glasgow
will not suit us." Or, lastly, comes the polite and feeling I spin my thoughts—perhaps with less of thrift!
rejection, “ Margaret of Glasgow contains some good What a quantity of verses are written, which, for want lines ; but, as a whole, is incomplete." _“ We regret the of a better title, are called by their authors “ Songs,” but pleasing verses of W. occupy so much space; but if we which have as much of the song in them as Newton's bave room, they shall be inserted;"_or, • Principia !” The song we are about to subjoin is not siderable degree of feeling and genius in the lines entitled
, liable to this objection, but is evidently well adapted for) • I love thee only. Now, Mr Editor, these words were
PRESENT FROM HER.
“ There is a con
LINES TO MY SISTER.
applied to me, long long ago, in the ninth Number of your Braes of Angus and the town of Montrose. I am sorry first volume; and not being altogether a rebuff positive, I for this ; at the same time, I cannot blame the Muses have once more worked myself to the same pitch as your for preferring the south and west of Edinburgh to the Moffat friend, and herewith “send you a scrawl,” with north of the Tay; for, I verily believe, that were Parno fictitious signature, lest it should seem, as Hotspur nassus to be placed in the vicinity of the Grampians, says, “ As if I would deny my name.” I only pray to the one side of it would soon be waving with GeorHeaven you may have your Slippers on when you receive gian oats, the other covered with black cattle, and the this, and am your obedient servant,
whole surrounded with a beautiful rampart of spinning
D. MacAskill. mills.” We hope this is not quite correct; and, indeed, Who Mr D. MacAskill is we are most profoundly ig- judging by the circulation of the LITERARY Journal over norant, and the lines he sent us formerly, which we were
the Braes of Angus and in Montrose, it is impossible that
it can be so. pleased to say indicated “ a considerable degree of feeling and genius,” we have entirely forgotten; but it will be
One poem still remains to which we are desirous of gratifying to Mr D. Mac Askill to know, that we can say giving a place. It is by our old acquaintance, the Auprecisely the same thing of the lines he has last sent us,
thor of “ Vallery ;"_what has become of his “ Eldred and that we are so well pleased with them, that we in- of Erin ?” tend rendering them immortal, by giving them a place in the JournAL. Here they are:
By Charles Doyne Sillery.
There was a time when hope and joy I mind me that I saw thy bier borne silently along,
Fill'd every glowing sense ; I follow'd, too, yet knew not where, amidst the mournful When I, a young and passionate boy, throng ;
Loved thee and innocence, I saw myself in sable robes, with white crape round my
My Sister! arm,
Loved thee and innocence. I miss'd thee then, thy smile, thy kiss, with fond love
I love thee still_and loving thee,
Love innocence for ever! I sought for thee amid the throng--thy form ne'er met
For, howsoever changed I be, my eyes;
Thy heart can alter never, I ask'd for thee, no answer gain'd, save bosom-bursting
My Sister! sighs :
Thy heart can alter never, I sought for thee where laughing streams, and birds of beauty sing,
One cradle was our infant bed, And where the sunny butterfly sails past on gaudy wings.
One house our early home,
And oft through flowery fields I've led I sought thee by the forest shades, the summer sparkling
Thy heedless steps to roam, lake,
My Sister! And where the trembling harebell springs in beauty on
Thy heedless steps to roam. They told me, after many days, that thou wert sick,
Deem not that I can e'er forget
Our childhood's happy hours, wert dead, That the funeral chant was o'er thee sung,—the green
When every path in which we met turf o'er thee spread.
Seem'd strew'd with gems and flowers,
My Sister! My footsteps sought thy place of rest, thy dark and sun
Seem'd strew'd with gems and flowers. less tomb, The singing of wild birds is there, around thee roses
Time may grow old, this world decay;
And at our Maker's will bloom ;
The heavens themselves may pass away, How brightly green the dew-deck'd turf where all thy
But I shall love thee still, beauties sleep,
My Sister! Thy breast is shaded softly by the darkling willow's
But I shall love thee still. sweep. I think of thee in dark midnight-in golden-tinted morn,
Blood of my blood, breath of my breath,
Thou’rt all on earth to me! I see thee in my dreams as when my light heart I have borne,
Nor time, nor clime, nor life, nor death, And wander'd by the waters blue in childhood's laugh
Can shake my love for thee,
My Sister! ing hours, To wreathe for thee the pearly sweets of Lomond's sun
Can shake my love for thee. ny bowers.
We must pass over about a cart-load of complimentary But lone and sad I wander now, and must feel ever thus ; six lines may serve as a specimen :
addresses to ourselves, of which, however, the following Where smiles are miss'd we used to prize, there is no home for us ;
“ Hail, greatest Luminary in the earth! Why do I roam? It is to quench a burning of the breast; Where had such a bright star its birth ? And though 'tis sore to wander thus, yet still I cannot Muse! I would fancy he was born rest.
High in heaven, on the wings of the morn.
When he speaks, all he says is senseFrom Montrose, Paisley, and Aberdeen, we have com
When he sings, it is at the Nightingale's expense.” munications to which we should be glad to give a place, but they must stand over for the present. Our Montrose But although obliged to pass over those divine produccorrespondent says,—“Sir, In looking over your literary tions, there is a prose letter which we consider it our House of Commons, which I do once a-week, I find duty to lay before the world, and which we have no members or representatives from almost every county, doubt will be read with intense interest by many who town, and village of Scotland, with the exception of the feel exactly as the auther does :
QUESTIONINGS CONCERNING THE GREAT SECRET.
hebdomadally in more brilliant beauty than ever. For Mr Editor, who art thou ? what art thou ? and where ourselves, like the sorceress in the " Descent of Odin,"
we retire again into the mysteriousness of our nature, hast thou thy local habitation ? Art thou a man, Mr Editor, like unto other men? Does thy bosom flow with
“ And our weary eyes we close, the milk of human kindness? or art thou formed of
Leave us—leave us—to repose." sterner stuff? Dost thou locate “ within a mile of Edinburgh town?” or owl it away in the Heart of Mid-Lo
THE DRAMA. thian? In the crowded street or the lonely walk, art thou ever to be seen ? Where the young and the gay assemble,
The Theatre opened for the winter season on Tues. art thou among them, though not of them ? Might one
day evening. Four new performers have been added to get a peep of thy singular physiognomy in pit or box the list of the corps dramatique. The first, in point of of the theatre? or see the twinkle of thy Argus' eyes in importance, is Miss Jarman. What we have long wanted the mazes of the dance ? By what tokens, mysterious per
on our stage is an actress to play the principal line of sonage, mayest thou be known ? Hast thou a short face parts both in comedy and tragedy. We say " what we like the Spectator ? a peach-coloured coat like Goldy ? a
have long wanted,” because though we entertain the highrumbling walk like Johnson ? or a crutch like thy Am
est sense of the distinguished abilities of Mrs Henry Sidbrosian brother, Christopher ? Art thou a stout gentle dons, we do not think that of late years she has been alman? Perhaps thou art the Stout Gentleman ? Art thou together able for the fatigues of the premier role. Eren bearded like the pard ? and thy hair, does it stand up like
were her health perfectly restored, she is now well entitled the bristly boar or fretful porcupine? Canst thou discuss
to lie upon her oars, and to appear only occasionally in thy tumblers like an Ettrick Shepherd ? or bolt thy Bur. her favourite characters, in many of which she is probagundy with the smack of a Jeffrey ? Readest thou ever
bly superior to all her contemporaries. In this state of the pages of a Blair? or dost thou find thy sermons in
matters Mr Murray has acted wisely, though somewhat stones ? Writest thou in the broad sunshine of heavenly tardily, in looking out for an assistant and successor ta
his sister. day? or dost thou enlighten mankind at the expense of the
And we say at once, and with confidence, midnight gas ? Art thou thoroughly acquainted with things that in choosing Miss Jarman, he has fixed upon the past, present, and to come ? and canst thou tell to a cer
very person whom we should have wished him to select. tainty what should be done with India, Ireland, and the
Miss Jarman is already well known both on the London corn laws? Knowest thou the politics of the city of pa- boards and in the provinces, and if she is not positively a laces? and art thou master of the small squabbles that great actress, she is, unquestionably, the next thing to it. disturb and amuse her thousand citizens? Dost thou ever
We do not talk unadvisedly ;-we are well aware that dip into a dock commission, or dive into the mysterious- there are others who have been more successful in the ness of a western pier? Art thou an old man, Mr Edi- metropolis, but we do not happen to have any very great tor? Have thy feet descended into the vale of years ? or
respect for metropolitan taste. What Miss Phillips may canst thou still sport a light fantastic toe? Art thou a
be, we cannot exactly say, never having seen her ; but pleasant man, Mr Editor ? thou who art the cause of so
we have great doubts that she is superior to Miss Jarman. much pleasure to others ? Art thou a happy man, Mr As to Ellen Tree and F. H. Kelly, they are both of them Editor? Have the bleak storms of adversity never howl-inferior to her. Miss Ellen Tree is a fine woman, but ed around thy home? Hast thou always sat beneath thy first-rate. Miss F. H. Kelly is altogether a Cockney im
only a second-rate actress, because she wants head to be a own vine and fig-tree, without any man being able to make thee afraid ? or art thou a lone one in this work-position. Even in her vaunted part of Juliet, we should ing-day-world, with none to cheer thee, and none whom
no more think of comparing her with Miss Jarman, than thou canst cheer? Wilt thou bend thy wearied steps to
we should think of comparing William Thomson the fishour lowly-thatched cottage, for we would share with thee monger with Romeo. We say, therefore, that, with the this ebbing bowl, and send thee on thy way rejoicing? exception, we presume, of Miss Kemble, we have now got What! no answer? Like Glendower, have we called thee in our company one of the best actresses on the stage,from the vasty deep, but no response has come? Thou
no more than we are entitled to, yet not what every mamighty unknown, who art thou ? wilt thou not speak? nager would have had the good sense to have procured
. 0! for some kindly Meadowbank to withdraw the veil !
We have this week seen Miss Jarman in four of her Yet trust not to thy imagined security! We may pursue characters, Juliana, in the Honey Moon, Jane Skore, a phantom and follow a shade, but the time shall come
-Ella Rosenberg,—and Rosalind. This is quite a sufwhen thou shalt be discovered! Thou mayest enfold thy- ficient variety to fix our opinion of her talents. Her Juself more closely in thy editorial mantle, but nothing will liana is, from beginning to end, a chaste, spirited, and nasave thee! The very shoemaker, who, out of the common tural piece of acting. It is, moreover, the acting of a lady, leather fashioned thy spell-bound“ Slippers,” will rise up who has judgment enough to understand her author før
and of one whose heart is in her profession ; of one, toch to testify against thee! “ Come what will, or come what may,
herself, without being drilled into him, or made to get Time and the hour wear out the roughest day.”
him by rote like a parrot. She is the best Juliana we have
Her Jane Shore, especially in the last act, was full R. G.
of tragic power, and, though nothing can be more disThat our personal identity should ever be discovered, gusting than this play altogether, and more particularly as hinted towards the conclusion of the above letter, is the catastrophe, where a young and beautiful woman is the next thing to an impossibility. As to the person made to die upon the stage, of the vulgarest of all being known who had the honour of making our Slip-calamities, sheer starvation,-Miss Jarman, neverthe Pers in some moment of inspiration, this is an idle vaunt, less, redeemed her author by her delicate execution of for he bas, many a long year ago, gone down into the the part, whilst several particulars of her acting, such as grave. The answers we could give to many of the ques- her mode of begging a morsel of bread from Alcia, and tions which our correspondent puts to us, would be of her sudden burst of agony on discovering her injured the most thrilling interest. But these answers must not husband, stamped her at once to be a woman of genius. be given. For the present the veil has been withdrawn Ella Rosenberg is entirely a melo-dramatic part, and un long enough; and though, like the setting sun, we are worthy of Miss Jarman, though she, of course, did it all able to say, nous reviendrons, yet, for several weeks to justice. Rosalind used to be considered Miss Foote's come, the only proof of our personal existence shall be, crack character—and perhaps it is; but it was never sus that splendid but unembodied emanation, the EDINBURGH tained by that lady so ably as it was by Miss Jarman en LITERARY JOURNAL, which shall burst upon the world Thursday evening. Having thus expressed so farourable
an opinion, both of the quality and the variety of Miss Jar- suits. The volume will be richly bound in silk, and will contain upman's abilities, we need only add, that her person, though werds of 70) engravings. considerably above the middle height, is light and elegant, contain upwards of thirty engravings on wood, spiritedly executed
We have seen a specimen of the Zoological Keepsake, which is to and that her face is to us much more interesting than if
by Thomas Landseer and Cruickshanks. The work will comprise it were simply beautiful, for it is full of animation and
much zoological information, and a number of amusing anecdotes. intelligence, her features admitting of a great diversity of The Musical Gem for 1830, dedicated to the Duchess of Kent, and expression. In short, we hesitate not to predict, that as edited by W. Ball, will consist of choice and various lyrical composisoon as Miss Jarman comes to be a little better known as tions, vocal and instrumental, from writers and professors of acknow. a permanent member of our company, no one will rank ledged talent, including Weigl, Beethoven, Weber, Bochsa, Dunois, higher in the good graces of the Edinburgh public.
Barnett, Walter Turnbull, Lady William Lennox, and Madame Of Mr Hooper we can scarcely yet speak with the
Malibran Garcia. same decision. He is an addition of some consequence, for 1830, is nearly ready. It contains lists, with their names and ad
The Literary Blue-Book, or Kalendar of Literature and the Arts, but he will never supply the place of Jones. He is a man
dresses, of eminent living Authors, Painters, Sculptors, Architects, apparently of middle life, and not quite so fresh and vi- Engravers, Musical Composers, Musical Performers, Teachers of gorous as he has been. He is a terrible imitator of Charles Languages, and others. Kemble, and is in fact a kind of second-hand edition of The Wine-drinker's Manual, containing the history, manufacture, that actor. He has an easy good-natured manner, however, and management of Spanish, French, Rhenish, Italian, Madeira, which carries him through his parts pleasantly enough, Cape, and British Wines, and miscellaneous information, peculiarly and on the whole we rather like him. We leave ourselves acceptable to the Bon Vivant.
We understand that a new periodical is about to be commenced in at liberty to modify our opinion when we have seen more Dumfries, to be entitled the Literary Gleaner, or Cabinet of Amuof him.-Miss Pincott, from the English Opera House, sing and Instructive Knowledge. A Number is to be published every has a pretty face, and a modest manner. We think she month; and if the selections are made judiciously, cannot fail to be will improve upon us.—Of Mrs Evans, formerly Miss interesting. Glover, we may say very nearly the same thing, with
The History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation this addition, that we have beard her sing a song or two
in Spain, during the Sixteenth Century, by Thomas M'Crie, D.D., with considerable taste and feeling.
will be published on the 21st of this month.
On the same day will be published, Annals of the Peninsular Cam. The company is now well strengthened, and all ought paigns, from 1808 to 1814, by the Author of Cyril Thornton. In 3 to go on smoothly; but we have still a few faults to find.
rols. 12mo. Illustrated by 14 Plates. We do not see any new scenery, although some of the woods, The Boscobel Tracts, being Narratives relating to the Escape of in particular, are falling to pieces. We hope that this is Charles II. after the Battle of Worcester, with Notes, by the Editor, to be attributed to the delay of the painters, and not to J. Hughes, Esq. A.M., illustrated with Engravings from original the manager. The trees at present exhibited ought to be Drawings, will be published about Christmas. hissed off the stage, and then cut down for fuel; they are
The Greek Grammar of Dr Frederick Thiersh, translated from the old, and yellow, and rotten, and spectral. Let us have
German, with brief Remarks, by Professor Sandford, is nearly five or six fresh scenes, in the name of heaven!—The su
The Rev. Alexander Fleming, A.M. of Neilston, has made consipernumeraries are as ill-dressed, shabby-looking fellows as
derable progress in revising a new Edition of Pardovan's Collections usual. It is not like Mr Murray's well-known habits of concerning the Church of Scotland : in which will be incorporated neatness to tolerate this. His guards for attending peo- the History, Jurisdiction, and Forms of the several Church Judicaple to execution force the audience to laugh in the most tories, together with the Civil Decisions relative to the Rights and pathetic places ; and his servants in livery who come in- Patrimony of the Established Church and her Clergy. to the drawing-room to deliver letters, look like Irish We understand that Professor Napier is to commence next March pensioners on half-pay. “ Oh reform it altogether!" It
a new, improved, and cheap edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. is fair to remark that, as if in contrast to these tag-rag-ly, and to be completed in twenty volumes quarto. Six editions of
The price of each Part is to be six shillings, to be published monthand-bobtail, we see an evident improvement in the fancy this work have already appeared, together with a Supplement in six dresses of different members of the company, Pritchard volumes, which was completed in 1824. and Montague Stanley taking the lead in this department. Mr Abernethy is about to publish the Lectures on the Theory and - We are not quite satisfied with the manner in which Practice of Surgery, which he has been accustomed to deliver at St Hart is used. We think he is kept too much back. He Bartholomew's Hospital. is a greatly superior singer to Larkins. His voice, it may
The Authors of Caleb Williams and of the O'Hara Tales, have he said, though rich and mellow, wants compass ; but
each a new novel in preparation. The latter is to be called, we bethis has yet to be proved ; let him be tried.-- Why is the
lieve, Trials Past By. corps de ballet that we had at the Caledonian Theatre not
Mr W. Long Wellesley has nearly ready, a History of the Court
of Chancery, its Abuses and Reforms. here? We humbly venture to suggest, that Vedi is a
The British Naturalist : or, an Account of the Appearances and better dancer than Miss Fairbrother; and Mr Murray Habits of the more remarkable Living Productions of Britain and might surely have had her as soon as Seymour of Glas- the British Seas, is announced. gow.
Old Cerberus. The Memoirs of Bolivar, including the Secret History of the Re
volution, will speedily be published. LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
Random Records, from the pen of George Colman the younger,
are in a forward state. This work embraces the recollections of a The Memoirs and Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, late long life, characterized by intercourse with many distinguished pub
lic characters. President of the United States, are announced for immediate publication. The private papers of an individual so famed in American
Chit-CHAT FOR THE DILETTANTI.-The Magistrates, with a lauAnnals, and so closely connected with our own country, cannot
dable wish that the burgess ticket of Mr Wilkie should not be altogefail to excite much interest. The work is to be edited by Thomas
ther unworthy of the artist, entrusted the execution of it to Mr ForJefferson Randolph, and will contain letters from many of the most
rester, lithographic-drawer, who has amply justified their confidence remarkable persons in Europe and America, among whom are Frank
in him. The arrangement of the text deserves to be viewed as a work
of art, and is certainly a fine specimen of line composition. Mr F. is lin, Washington, Adams, Madison, La Fayette, Paul Jones, Thoinas
well known as an accuratedrawer of fac-similes, and we had lately ocPaine, &c.
casion to notice the mastery over his art displayed in his lithographic Sir Edmund Temple announces for immediate publication, an ac- engraving of a drawing from Macdonald's statues. We hope soon count of his Travels in South America.
to see him turn his talents to account in some higher walk of art than A Story of Actual Life, under some singular aspects, is about to be he has yet attempted.-By a letter lately received from Allan, we submitted to the curiosity of the general reader, in a work entitled find he is now in Venice. We regret to add that he is still much af. Adventures of an Irish Gentleman.
Aicted with the weakness of his eyes. The receipts of the Scottish The Young Lady's Book may be expected immediately. This Academy, during the whole period of their last exhibition, somewhat work is not an Annual, and will be found to differ essentially from exceeded L.900. We hope this will impress upon them the propriety the whole class of literary gifts usually presented to young ladies,
of sacrificing all minor and personal differences, and holding fast tobeing a complete manual of elegant recreations, exercises, and pur- gether. They have every prospect of being able, by their uniteri •
forts, to raise a fund, (without any sacrifice being made by a single tics, nalural philosophy, French, English literature, and English comindividual among them,) which may be applied to the benefit both position. Many advantages certainly result from this plan of optional of art and artists. A separation now, besides destroying this pros education ; and, from what we know of the talents of the teachers, pect, will almost infallibly bring along with it, as matters stand, a we do not doubt that the object aimed at will be successfully executed. discontinuance of exhibitions in this city, and that event cannot fail Theatrical Gossip.-" The Early Days of Shakspeare" has been to draw after it a marked diminution in the interest which the Edin- very successfully received at Covent Garden. Charles Kemble is burgh public are beginning to take in the productions of art. That said to be a capital Shakspeare. Is there not something prepostevaluable institution the Drawing Academy, founded and maintained rous in introducing great poets on the stage,-men whose leading by the Board of Trustees, for initiating our young artists into the characteristic, in contradistinction to the great warrior, is that they principles of classical taste, opens again on the 16th instant. Lauder did not act, but thought -The little piece called "No," which was has been appointed to succeed Allan as drawing-master.-Steele, the originally brought out here, has been received with applause at young sculptor, whose busts, exhibited last spring, were esteemed Drury-Lane. We believe it is an adaptation from the French by indicative of talent, is at present studying in Rome. Our little band one of the Miss Siddons's.-Fanny Kemble's success continues undiof Edinburgh artists, though rich in opening talent, is of such limited minished. The receipts of the house are said to be at least 1.600 numbers, that we can watch with a personal interest over every one every night she performs, yet she has never appeared in any part of them,
but one. We fear this over-degree of enthusiasm may not last-A THE EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY.-The classes, with one or two ex- drama called, “ The Rose of Ettrick," has been performed with ceptions, commenced yesterday. It is impossible to say as yet whe-good approbation at the Adelphi. We wonder if it is by Lynch, who ther the attendance will be greater or less this session than it was
once brought out a piece with a similar name here.-Alfred de Vigo last. The university commission, which we were preparing to rank ny's translation of “ Othello" has been eminently successful at the with “ the lost Pleiad seen no more below," has recently given signs
Theatre Francais in Paris.-A new opera by Bishop, founded upon of returning animation, by sending to press a certain brief report,
a French piece, is in rehearsal at Covent Garlen. It is mentioned with appendices. It is proposed, as an interim regulation, to do away
that some of the unengaged performers have taken the West London with the junior Greek and Humanity classes. Some modification is
Theatre, and are about to open it. Among them are, Dowton, Vio also contemplated of the order of attendance upon the other classes. The Logic is to be postponed to the third year; the Moral and Na
ning, Melrose, Mrs Waylett, Mrs Davison, Mrs H. Corri, and Mis tural Philosophy classes to be taken together in the fourth. We un
L. Jarman (who is she?)—Some of our performers venture upon derstand also that it is in contemplation to institute a Professorship strange tricks in the country. Pritchard, Denham, and Mrs Nicol, of Modern Languages. As we have some remarks to offer on the were starring it a few days ago in Bass's company in Dundee In subject, which is an important one, and shall devote one or more Guy Mannering," Pritchard undertook the part of Meg Merriles, papers to its consideration, we shall remain silent at present.
and in “ Rob Roy" Denham played Bailie Nicol Jarvie!“We ob UNPUBLISHED FRAGMENT BY ROBERT BURNS.-About sixteen serve the Weekly Journal of Wednesday last takes the merit of cor. years ago, there resided at Mauchline, a Mr Robert Morrison, cabi- recting a mistake into which we were led regarding Braham's age; net-maker. He was a great crony of Burns, and it was in Mr Mor. this was somewhat unnecessary, seeing we had ourselves made the rison's house that the poet usually spent the “mids o' the day" on correction on the Saturday previous. We are glad to understand Sunday. It was in this house also that he wrote his celebrated Ad- that Miss Kemble is positively to visit us this season. The reason, dress to a Haggis, after partaking liberally of that dish, as prepared we believe, why Jones did not accept of an engagement in London, by Mrs Morrison. There has lately been put into our hands, a de- which, we are informed, was offered to him on very liberal terms, is tached verse, written by Burns, and presented by him to Mr or Mrs that he had made arrangements with his pupils here which rendered Morrison. It was much prized by them as a relic of the bard, and is it absolutely necessary that he should return to Edinburgh.-M.sk certainly curious, as it seems to be a fragment of a poem which he Paton makes her first appearance here these five years, this evening, never gave to the world, on the interesting subject of his Highland as Rosina, in the “ Barber of Seville." Mary. It is in a different measure from his only two compositions
WEEKLY List or PERFORMANCES. addressed to her, and therefore cannot have been meant as an addi. tion either to “ Ye banks and braes and streams around," or to the
Nov. 3.-Nov. 6. lines beginning. " 0, Mary, dear departed shade!" The verse is as TUES. The Honeymoon, & The Weathercock. follows, and the reader may rely on its authenticity ;
W BD. Jane Shore, William Thomson, & Ella Rosenberg. " No more by the banks of the streamlet we'll wander,
THURS. As You Like It, & William Thomson.
FRI. Romeo and Juliet, Charles XII.
TO OUR READERS. CHIT-CHAT PROM GLASGOW.-We have had a row with the corps It will be perceived that the present Number contains an addi. de ballet and the Manager, but it has been made up, and Vedi and tional half-sheet of literary matter. During the continuance of the the rest are dancing to us again. Braham—it was a spirited specula- publishing season we shall occasionally extend our space in a similar tion to bring him here-has put us all in good humour, and drawn
We shall also give this year, as we did last, a CHRISTMAS very crowded houses. Mr Turnbull, of Ayr, a promising musical
NUMBER, which, from the contributions we can command for it, we composer, has engaged him to sing a night in Paisley, Kilmarnock,
are pretty confident, will be found worthy the best attention of those
who take an interest in our labours. Our success increases daily, and Ayr.-Recitations are quite the rage here. A series of splendid
and we are determined to continue to deserve it. ones, under very distinguished patronage, were given the other evening before 300 people; the receipts went towards defraying the expense of procuring medals, which are to be struck, in commemo.
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. ration of the triumph of the citizens of Glasgow, in establishing their MANY interesting articles still unavoidably stand over, among right to a path on the banks of the Clyde. Mr Mayne, whose genius which is the review of Bishop Gleig's Pastoral Charge. you appear to think highly of, is about to give Readings, in which
We have much pleasure in announcing that our next Number will all the pieces are his own, and many of them are very beautiful. contain an unpublished Letter of Robert Burns, with some interestA GENUINE Ho YES! NOT GIVEN BY THE ETT RICK SHEPHERD,
ing matter concerning him ;-also some unpublished verses by the Kenmore, - (date uncertain).-A ane time ho yes ! and a twa time
poet, Finlay. ho yes! and a tree time ho yes! To a' them wha hae gotten the The notices of remarkable Scottish criminals of the last century do spoke (English), no persons at no time after nor pefore, will pu peats
not appear to us important enough to warrant publication; but wa nor howk heather on my Lord Preatalappin's moss, or my Lordship daresay the author could furnish us with other traditionary notices to pe surely will prought them pefore her to be peheatet and syne which would be valuable.-The notice of Kitchener in our nexthangt; and gin she'll come back, till pe waur done till her nor a'tat. “ Rambles among the Hebrides” is under consideration. The Edi.
EDINBURGH SOUTHERN ACADEMY.—This new Academy opened a tor of the Literary Gleaner shall hear from us.-"F.H." will find a short time ago in Buccleugh Place. It has a twofold object, — Ist, letter from “ Lorma" at our Publisher's, which, as he has waxed ta To supply the Southern Districts with a substitute for the High ther insolent, we advise him to read, and learn modesty. School; and 2d, To present, under one roof, all the requisite We shall peruse with attention, and give an opinion on, the manu. branches of Elementary Education, whether classical or general. script Poem of John Nevay of Forfar.–The Translations from the The Academy thus aspires to be the first Institution which offers to Cancionero General please us, and one or two of them shall have 8 a parent his choice whether his children shall be trained with a view place.-On second thoughts, the last communication from "S. S." of to a professional or to a mercantile life, or to both. If a classical Glasgow does not appear to us quite so good as usual — The "Lines edacation is required, instruction is given by the classical master in written on a visit to the Glen of Campsie," and the verses by " AlGreek, Latin, English Literature, and ancient Geography, to which cinoe,” though pretty, do not quite come up to our standard. is added writing and arithmetic. If a purely mercantile or general The musical composer of the name of Wess, mentioned in our training be the object, the pupils have an opportunity of acquiring last, is a celebrated Aute-player, and also the inventor of a new spee drawing, writing, book-keeping, arithmetic, geography, mathema- cies of flute, as well as a voluminous composer.