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1920. ] Literary Intelligence. Westminster Play. 541 pium specimen hactenus cognitarum illos The Farmer and Grazier's Guide. By tratum, at plurimum ad icones Ferdinandi L. Towne. Bauer, in bibliotheca Gulielmi Cattley, Machin, or the Discovery of Madeira, a A. M. cura JOHANNIS LINDLEY, S. L. S. Poem. . By James BIRD, Author of “The

A Second Volume of Sacred Lyrics. By Vale of Slaugden.” James Edmeston.

Favourite of Nature, a Novel.

Pbædria............

Davus ..............
Dorio .........

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WESTMINSTER SCHOOL. On Wednesday, December 12, we wit- though the part was brief (not having nessed the second representation this year Terence fresh in our memories), we looked of the Phormio of Terence, by the King's for his re-appearance on the boards. Scholars of Westminster: circumstances, The three Advocates were well performthe effect of which the Nation at large ed, although by no means a real picture feels, have prevented the performance of of the Law. Mr. Fawcett stuttered well this Play since 1814. We were then through his part, which no Counsellor in highly delighied; and conceived the act. real life could do. Mr. Eden showed that ors had caught the true spirit of Terence ; perfect indifference to the cause, which but, tempora mutantur, and we sat down characterizes a dandy lawyer; but bounced this year to a representation nearly ibe about in a manner quite dissonant to reverse of what we had before applauded. practice. The solemnity of Mr. Browne, The characters were cast as follows : and the cool gravity with which he uttered Phormio.......... .Mr. E. Vernon. his brief sentence, nothing to the point, Demipho...

.W. Smythe.

were irresistible claims upon our laughter. Chreines

.R. Hussey.

Their whole piece of acting was an excelAntipho

...W. Legge. lent (though over-strained) caricature, ...J. Strang ways.

Mr. Underwood, in Nausistrata, was Geta

H. Dodgson.

completely identified with the implacable ......J. Ley,

vixen ; and Mr. Phillimore as Sophrona, .T. Sterky.

showed that life may be infused even into Hegio

R. Eden.

an old nurse. Cratinus Advocates.... {J. Fawcett. The performance on the whole passed Crito

W. Browne.

off with considerable eclat, and drew down

thunders of applause; but the character Nausiirata...............F. Uoderwood.

of Phædria was rather too tamely supporiSophrona.................J. Phillimore.

ed, and certainly breathed nothing of the The performers were severally excel. enamoured swain's impassioned ardour ; lent, although we were surprised at some

for instance, the expression of “lætus sum" changes which had taken place within our was delivered more in the tones of despair, remembrance. Geta, who formerly ap than of joy. Davus also was rather too peared as a smart young footman, was inanimate in particular parts. now acted by Mr. Dodgson as an elderly We cannot close our brief remarks coachman. Mr. Smythe's Demipho was a without noticing the frequent violation of judicious picture of the old man, tena- quantity that ensued, by which the sense cious of his rights, yet irresolute in the

was sometimes perverted, and the versifimode of enforcing, and half afraid to pro cation destroyed : as mălis (by evils) was ceed with them. Mr. Vernon, as Phormio, always pronounced as the word mūlis (by was no longer the impudent bully, but a apples !) But this practice is so common, free, bold, young man, with a cast of

that it frequently passes unnoticed. irony which seemed new to us: in the conceive it as easy to pronounce the first sporiing world he would be called a Co- syllable of malis short, as its derivative rinthian. Mr. Hussey, as Chremes, was word malicious. an admirable personification of the hen

The Prologue and Epilogue produced pecked husband; rejoicing in his good the highest gratification. The following fortune, but alarmed for fear of a disco.

are copies. very, and finally the dupe of an impertinent wit, and consigned over to the care

PROLOGUE. of his enraged wife, with the prospect of De more ludis dare operam solennibus, curtain - lectures without end. Messrs. Pietas pudorque nos vetare desinant, Legge and Strangways were excellent Vobisque tandem fertur expectantibus representatives of the two brothers, feeling Terentiana Phormionis Fabula. for their own, as well as each other's, ill Verum diutioris insuper moræ fortune. Nor must we forget the Dorio of Fuisse causam præter oinnes lugubrem, Sterky, or his felicitous choice of dress on Piget fateri, morte patriæ patrem the occasion; nor the Davus of Mr. Ley, Regem occupatum : quale propugna. a character which seems to be more adapt.

culum ed to Bruinworn in Ben Jonson, than the Integritatis, aut satellitem parem representation would lead us to suppose; Bello premente, seu furore civico,

Orbata

We

Jum;

Orbata nunquam perdidit respublica. Tu ne gravare, iniquiorem paululum Commune tantum pondus infortunii Partem doloris si videbimur tui Vanum est dolere-non recordari nefas. Tulisse, te, Frederice *, te superstite. At qualecunque sit, levabitur malum ! Ergo favere, et huic præesse fabulæ Nam natum habemus usque patris ænju

Hac nocte, ut olim, ne pudori sit tibi ;

Neve erubescas hunc adoptari in locum, Quo rege quicquid, quo prius sub principe Qualis Theatro lex fuisset Attico, Manu peractum sive concilio siet, Regalis hospes inter hos avroydovas. Forsan magis tacere nos pueros decet. [On the third representation, the followAt quantus ille nunc fuerit, et antea ing lines were spoken instead of the above, Largitor in nos leuis ac facillimus,

commencing with "At, O Domûsque," &c.] Hoc præterire posse sub silentio

Sit testis ille puper hos intra Lares Oblivionis esset exprobratio.

Regalis hospes, Imperî Spes altera. Tu testis esto,-lu, pater, recentius

Is qui precator adfuit, quo Regiam Ex hac palæstrâ ad ampliora munera, Nostro impetraret Phormioni gratiam. Et quæ gravissima onera sint Ecclesiæ, Vos ergo de vocare nos reanimi, Evecte liberalitate regia.

Notamque præterire consuetudinem At, O Domûsque et Imperi spes alteram Minùs dolentes; at, licentia data, Ta qui precator adfuisti, ut regiam Moerore functos, rursus oblectarier Nostro impetrares Phormioni gratiam, His post habentes seriora ludicris.

EPILOGUE.

Chremes. DeMIPHO.
.Ch.--Sic est :, nam mores, periit cum Lemnia, et illi

Cui volui, inventa est Gilia nupta viro,
Mutandi fuerant. Dem.--Nimirum uxorius omnis

l'actus es, et præstans conjugis obsequium.
Ch.-Hæc ego? Vah! nollem, nescis, mihi garrula lites

Quas paret, et quantas intonet illa minas:
Poscit deficiens oblectamenta senectus

Quæ morbi et curæ lædia longa levent:
Bibliotheca, inquam, est mea sera et sola voluptas,

Et quæ conscribit Bibliopolographus.
Nullus in orbe liber pretium cui non bene novi,

Nullus cui nomen me titulusve latet
E quonam prelo exierit, quove editus anno,

In folio, in quario, vel duo quis decimo.
Denique quæ species Corii pulcherrima, “Cor. Ture.”

An "Cor. Russ.” libro conveniat melius;
Aurea purpuream subpectat fibula vestem,

Armave sanguineum gestet utrumque latus,
Quæque deauratis foliis nitidissima fulget,

Charta impressorum maxima, lineæ ubi
Apparent raræ nantes in margine vasto.

Dem.-Prædia vix Lemni sufficere his poterunt.
Ch.-Hæc in deliciis mibi sunt. Dem. ---Sed quæ mania ista?

Uude et librorum nobilis arte vales ?
Ch.--Excoquit haud postrum hæc cerebrum, verùm Parasitus

Phormio me, socius factus ab hoste, juvat.
: Dem.-Egregius sanè consultor ! scilicet ipsi,

Quod lucri est rapiet, dum tibi verba dabit.
Ch.-Non ita : si quando libri subiêre sub hasta

Qui sint, et quales sedulus arte notat.
Dem.–Vir probus ! Ch.-Atqui adeo eccum ipsum, qui munere funétus,
Assolito spolia huc currit opima ferens.

Prodit PHORMIO.
Ch.-Euge, quid egisti ? quid fers ? quid singulus emit?

Quotque coemptores? ordine quæque refer.
Ph.—Ut polero paucis vix sanæ mentis-adivi

Mapè locum, ut tibi mos obsequium gerere.
Bibliopolarum pecus omne, Equites Prytanesque

Huc coeunt, carpunt cenam oculis dubiam.
Sublimis solio, sceptroque insigois eburno

Arbiter ille infit-" Proposuisse librum
The Duke of York was present at the Play. He was attended by the Earl of
Mansfield, Viscount Sidmouth, the Bishops of London and Exeter, the Dean of West-
minster, &c. &c.

Fas

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Fas mihi sit vobis; exemplar nobile-rarum,

Iotonsis foliis,- ptima conditio est,-
Editio princeps, --Aldinaque,-et in membranis,

Quale et vix quævis Bibliotheca tenet ;
Quantum quis licitus fuerit ?” Nec jam mora, “ Drachmas"

Exclamani, alius “quinque,” aliusque “ decem,"
“Quadraginta,” locis variis,-" mina dimidiata,”

Indicat hic putu tres, digito ille novem;
" Quinquaginta minæ,” pretium jam crescit, et iras

Altius ingeminant; nobile fervet opus.
“Centum !” * mille ! !”-silent latè loca ; denique Judex,

Sublato scepiro, “ Siccine et abjicitur ?”
“ Verùm abit! en abit! ejà abiit !” cadit irrevocandus

Malleus, ipsa domus plausibus infremuit.
Ch.-Euge! bene! Oh libris redeunt tandem aurea regna ;

Jam redit in terras Roxburiana dies.
Verùm quid tecum attuleris ? -videam; distentus,

Ni fallor, servat, nonnibil iste sinus.
Ph.-Quàm tibi acuta oculorum acies ! nempe unus et alter

Ingentes pretio, sed specie exigui,
Sorte mihi obtigerant, quos, ne sibi

Devicti alterius destinet in plute os
Sedulus asporto mecum. Dem.-- Proh Numina ! libros

Vel furto suadet quærere sacra fames.
Ph.-Hic joculatorum quotquot celeberrimus unquam

Ediderit Joseph, sunt tibi mille joci.
En tibi Barnabæ iter, quod fecerat Ebrius ; ambo

Principe, non dubium est, editione dati.
Ch.-F-1-N. 1-S. Dem. Quid tu vis doctus haberi,

Tu, qui Doctrinæ vix elementa sapis ?
Ph. Ecce autem hunc alium antiquum, -Venetîs Zanetti,

Et cujus Colophon. Dem.-Dî tibi dent colophos.
Phor.-Vos dabitis potius nummos. Ch.—Dabo, sume, quiesce,

Hos mecum interea condere tu propera,
Non doctrinâ opus est; modd Bibliotheca, librique
Longo spleodescant ordine, doctus eris.

[Exeunt Chremes et Demipho.
Ph.-Emunxi argento rursum hunc: asine auree, abito.

Non hæc te fatuum scena locusve decet.
Longè alios nobis libri coguntur in usus,

Sedula quos versat nocte dieque manus.
Hinc constans animus, rerum et sapientia prima,

Hinc emollitis moribus Ingenium,
Hinc verus virtutis amor laudumque cupido

Accendunt juvenes nos, decorantque senes.

as.

ANTIQUARIAN AND PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCHES.
ANTIQUE STATUES.

brated statue of Memnon, accompanied A cultivator or farmer in the commune by a numerous escort. At six o'clock in of Donnemarie, Seine and Marne, lately the morning he heard very distinctly the found, while at work in his field, two an. sound so much spoken of in former times, tique statues of bronze about six inches and which had been generally treated as in height, one representing a Mercury en fabulous:-“ One may,”

he

says, tirely naked, with the winged pegasus on sigu to this phenomenon a thousand difhis head; and the other, Fortune, in dra. ferent causes, before it could be supposed pery, with her usual attributes. He has to be simply the result of a certain aralso found a cock and she-goat, both of rangement of the stones.” The stalue of bronze, and two copper miniature medals, Memnon was overturned by an earthone representing the Empress Severina, quake; and it is from the pedestal that wife of Aurelian, and the other the head this mysterious sound is emitted, of which of the Emperor Probus.

the cause has never been ascertained, and The Statue of MeMNON.

which was denied, merely because it was The Russsian Ambassador at the Court inexplicable. of Rome has received a letter froin Sir A.

The TOMB OF Tphon. Smith, an English traveller, who is at pre Some Arabs, who were digging near sent at the Egyptian Thebes. He states, 'Gournau, in Thebes, during the inonth of that he has himself examined the cele. September last, discovered a tomb, con

taining

taining 12 cases of mummies. On one of

ROYAL SOCIETY. them was the following inscription in Greek:--"The tomb of Tphon, son of He- Davy read a paper " On the Magnetising

On the 10th of November, Sir Humphrey raclius Soter and Sana posis. He was

Influence of Galvanism," in which various born on the second day of Athur, in the fifth year of Adrian, our Lord. He died

new and curious experiments on this subon the 20th of the month Mechier, the ject were detailed, which clearly establish 11th year of the same (Lord), at the age

the fact, that the Galvanic Guid, directed of six years, two months, and twenty nicaling magnetic properties to bars of

iu a proper manner, is capable of commudays.”—As Adrian commenced his reigu steel. "If steel bars or rods be exposed to in the 117th year of the Christian era, the inscription is 1691 years old.

the Galvanic current, placed in the direcROMAN EAGLE DISCOVERED.

tion of the magnetic axis, no effect follows; It is well knowo to the studious in clas.

but if they be placed parallel with tbe sical history and antiquities, that, at the

magnetic equator, they become magnetic defeat of the Roman legions in Franconia,

-the eod placed to the West becoming

the North pole of the new magnet, and in the days of Augustus, one of their

that towards the East becoming the South ensign-bearers (Aquilifer! buried the eagle pole. And so great is the Galvanic inthat was confided to bis charge, in a ditch, lest it should fall into the enemy's hauds ;

fluence in producing this effect, that it ex. and that afterwards, when the victors

erts its power at a distance of some inches were compelled to resign their trophies, (even ten or twelve); so that if the steel

bar be moved in a circle round the course one of the captured eagles could not be

of the Galvanic current, but always kept procured. Time and chance has at length brought it to light. Count Prancis of Er- parallel to the inagnetic equator, it bebach, who has a country seat at Eulbach,

comes magnetic. and who has formed a magnificent collec

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. tion of Roman antiquities, has found in Oo the 10th of November this Society the vicinity of his resideuce, a Roman met, for the first time this season, at their eagle, in a good state of preservation. It new apartments in Lincoln's Inn Fields. was discovered in a ditch, not far from A notice was read respecting the Pleiades; some remains of a Roman entrenchment. in which it was stated that the Moon was It is of bronze, thirteen inches in height, uow, and would for the next three or four and weighs seven pounds. It is not easy years continue to be, in such a position to say positively that this is the very eagle with respect to her nodes, as to pass over formerly missing, but the presumption is the Pleiades every lunation, thus affording strong in its favour, and therefore it may a favourable opportunity of observing the pow be appropriated to the 22d Legion, occultation of those stars. A map of the or the Britannic Legion, which was sta. Pleiades was exhibited, on which the appa. tioned in the lines of the forest of Oden rent place of the moon, across that rewald,

markable cluster, was laid down, for those ORGANIC REMAINS.

particular days when it will be most inte. The Calcutta Mirror of the 23d March resting to the observer.—Some valuable last contains a letter from Dr. Tytler, an. tables were presented by Mr. Groomnouncing that in an expedition to Kallin- bridge, on the method of reducing observa. gar, he picked up a fossil oyster-shell on tions of the fixed stars; accompanied with the summit of a high bill, above the vil. instructions for the use of the same.—A lage of Bheeamow, in union with granite communication was made by M. Gauss, and busalt rocks. “This proves that these of Göttingen, respecting a new repeating hills were formerly all uoder water." Dr. circle which had been fixed up in the Tytler has met with something still more Observatory of that place. This circle wonderful. - Jo the bed of a river near was made by Reichenbach, of Munich. Russur, I also found,” says he, “ the fos. The telescope is attached to an axis, each sil remains of the first joint of a human end of which resls on a stone pier, similar finger. It is evidently the first phalanx of to a transit instrument: and it is capable a finger, and I think the first finger of the of being reversed in the same inaoner as right hand.” The bed of a river might be that instrument. To The axis is aunexed considered rather a doubtful place for a fixed circle, three feet in diameter; and such a fossil; but we imagine no doubts also a moveable circle bearing the level whatever will reinaiu respecting the real and verniers, by means of which the re. value of this singular discovery, when we peating principle is obtained. The lele. add what the writer further says respect. scope is five feet focal length; and so ing this bone : “ It is more than twice the powerful that M. Gauss states that he has size of ihe joint of an ordinary man ; ergo, observed the pole-star, by reflection in the person it belonged to must have been water, when nearly on the meridian at at least twelve feet bigh." These two sine mid-day. Several observations of stars, gular curiosities he was about lo dispaich with this instrument, accompanied the to the Asiatic Society.

eoinmunication.

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