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The tragedy of Brutus has been gent are distinguished by a pensive, performed at this Theatre. Mr. Kean, thoughtful cast, extremely appropriate of course, acted the Roman Patriot, to the expression of a deep and quiet and never did we see him in fuller grief. Her, voice is, indifferent, but its ; possession of his powers, or more com- , ordinary tones are low and sweet. petent to afford gratiscation to every Her general style of speaking has admirer of the genuine drama, and much more to do with art than with every friend to manly and classical nature. In some passages, however, ambition. He received throughout the sbe delivered herself up to the illusion performance the most animated testi- of the scene, and she proportionably monies of general approbation. succeeded. Her performance, on the
The tragedy of Cymbeline has also whole, was very well received by been performed, and a young lady, crowded house. Mr. Kean sustained whose name is Williams, assumed the the character of Posthumous most ad. part of Imogen. Miss Williams is not mirably. Mr. Young's lachjmo was entirely new upon the stage, for she excellent, and we certainly never saw has played at Bath and elsewhere. She bim play the character so well. Mr. is scarcely of middle stature, her form Cooper's Guiderius was a sensible peris slight, her features good and intelli. formance.
The tragedy of the Earl of Essex, of Mandane. She gave all the airs by Jones, has been represented, and with that perfect execution which can was very strongly cast, followed by oply result from the combined influ. the new pantomime which is now firmly ence of nature and art, Mr. Pearman fixed in the favour of the public. as Arbaces, Mr. Durnset as ArtaxerThough very simple in its structure, zes, Mr. Isaacs as Artabanes, and Miss and limited in the number of its cha- Love as Semira, acquitted themselves racters, this tragedy has survived for in a creditable manner. The abridged no short period, partly on account of comedy of the London Hermit follow. the interesting historical foundation on ed, which was succeeded by the new which it rests, and partly from the pantomime of Harlequin and theOgress, rude fidelity with which the author has which produced bursts of Jaughter by represented nature in her conflicts with its tricks, and admiration by the rapid passion and calamity. The part of execution of the changes, and its magEarl of Essex was consigned to Mr. pificent t scenery. Macready, who entered fully into its Shakspeare's historical play, King spirit, and displayed the qualities of Henry the Eighth, has also been rethat unfortunate nobleman powerfully presented at this theatre. A Mrs Ogil and judiciously. Miss Lacy ably
sus by made her first appearance in the tained the character of Elizabeth, Miss character of Queen Katharine. Her Kelly supported the part of Rutland, person is well adapted for the stage, to and we exceedingly regretted that she which she is evidently no stranger. had so little to do. Her performance She is above the middle stature, her was excellent, but the character infi. countenance rather strongly marked, nitely beneath ber great talents. Mrs. and her voice soft and harmonious. Faucit performed Nottingham very She went through the part in a meritowell, but nothing could render a cha- rious manner and was much applauded. racter so repulsive interesting, and Mr. Macready sustained the character which history has done so much to of Wolsey, and although it is too quiet, render odious, and poetry so little to too inuch in repose for him, yet he redeem. The tragedy was received could 'not fail to please us. His sorwith much applause, which was a tri. row was natural and penetrating, and bute paid to the performers only, not bis reproaches bitter and caustic. Mr. to the play.
Egerton, as the King, successfully reMiss Paton made her first appear- presented the rude and overbearing apce since her illness in the Opera of spirit of the character. Artaxerxes, and performed the charac
FRANCE. — The pacific news from now seems impending. Let, also, the France, which arrived immediately Bourbon Government of France imitate after we had written our Political Di. the present enlightened policy of the gest for last month, filled every English English ministry, if they be desirous heart, that throbs in unison with the of securing the present dynasty. canse of humanity and rational liberty, We have been led into thls train of with sanguioe hopes, that the peace of reasoning by the laté events, and by the Continent would not be disturbed the conviction that this war against by those Canons of arbitrary power, Spain would not be long waged, before now happily rendered obsolete by the the French troops would turn against general diffusion of knowledge. These the Ultras of their own country, rather chearing anticipations appeared to de. than fight for those of Spain. Accounts rive confirmation by the dismissal froin from the Army of Observation confirm the French Cabinet of the Duke de this opinion, for according to the CouMontmoreney, whose situation was ima rier Francais, several officers, who mediately filled by Viscount Chateau- were at the bridge of Llivia, when briand, who advocated peaceful mea- Mina showed his amicable disposition sures at the Congress of Verona, in towards the French troops, have been opposition to the Duke. M. de Vil. dismissed. A Major of the 18th, a CapJele's note, addressed to the Spanish tain of Grenadiers, and six other offiGovernment, also appeared by its pa- cers of the same regiment, are mencific tone to encourage those pleasing tioped as no longer forming part of expectations. But during the present the Army of Observation. The 328, month, the political horizon has again some companies of which witnessed been overcast with a dense cloud of the defeat of the Army of the Faith on fears and apprebensions. The Bourbon the 28th and 29th, has lost 350 men by Government of France seem deter- leave of 'absence being granted them; mined to exert their strength in Spain; they have taken the road to Perpignan, and will, if successful, without doubt, to return to their respective homes. bestow on the French people the same During the late negociations between blessings they are now preparing for France and Spain, the English Ministry the Spaniards -- an increased Royal have conferred on their country and prerogative-a diminution of the re- themselves an imperishable honour, by preseative power – the re-establish- twice offering the mediation of this ment of the Inquisition—and all the codatry, first by the Duke of Wellinglong train of political blessings that 'ton, and secondly by Sir William render a King independent on bis peos A'Court. This mediation has been reple. Will the French, whose fickle fused by the French Bourbons, whose ness was once proverbial, fight against conduct reminds us, those principles of liberty, for which
Quem deus yult perdere, prius dementat. they have so much and so long suffered? If they can be thus base, they
The French minister at Madrid, it deserve all the evils which such a seems, has orders to quit Spain, and struggle must produce, whether they troops are certainly moving southward are victorious or conquered; if victori to reinforce the Army of Observation. ces, they will be only forging in Spain The King is understood to be inclined fetters for themselves; if conquered, to peace and quiet in his old age, but they will be doomed to expiate their it would appear that there are more crime of unprovoked aggression by the powerful
personages at the Thuilleries bumiliating submission to a foreiga "than bis Majesty—a sort of ultra impeconqueror. We, however, hope better Tiun in imperio, by which war has things from the French people; they been decided on. The approaching have tasted of liberty, and found the meeting of the Chambers is regarded draught sweet; they have afterwards as likely to prove decisive of this longdrank of the cap of misfortune, and ' agitated question. But let the decision found it bitter. To turn this bitter into be what it may, it is impossible that sweet, they must assist the friends of hostilities can take place for some constitutional liberty, -not oppress time, for the season alone must occa. them.-Let them imitate the generous sion considerable delay. English, who, from one end of the SPAIN.We cannot look back upon kingdom to the other, sympathise with the recent history of this noble country the Spaniards, and beartily wish them without gratitude and respect. We success in the perilous conflict that cannot forget that it was mainly owing to the struggles of this magnanimous “ This document, full of perverted people that the entire continent of facts, defamatory suppositions, accusa. Enrope did not, ere this, succumb to tions equally unjust and slanderous, the yoke of one solitary despot. The and vague requests, does not call for people of all European countries can any categorical and formal reply on never forget the gratitude they owe to any of its points. The Spanish GovernSpain, it belongs only to emperors and ment, deferring to a more convenient kings and princes to prove themselves opportunity the exhibiting to all naungrateful, and to bury in the ruins of tions,in a public and solemo mapner, ils a great vation their benefactors and sentiments, its principles, its determi. deliverers. The attempt, however, will nations, and the justice of the cause of be in vain, and the iniquity of the the generous nation at the head of measure will, we hope, be equalled by which it is placed, is, for the preseni, the humiliating nature of their defeat. content to declare
The Ambassadors of Russia, Prussia, • 1. The Spanish Nation is governed and Austria, at Madrid, have delivered by a Constitution, which has been somost insulting communications from lemnly recognised by the Emperor of their respective governments to the
Russja. Spanish Ministry; and nothing can be “ 2. The Spaniards, friends to their more manly or more just than the brief country, proclaimed, at the commercecontempt with which the Spanish Mi. ment of 1812, that Constitution which nister, San Miguel, answers the several was abolished by violence alone in notes of the Envoys. To the Prussiau's 1814.
cant about the “good wishes" of his "3. The Constitutional King of Spain master, the Spaniard replies with a freely exercises the Powers which the happy pleasantry, that the “good Constitution has bestowed upon him. 'wishes" are mutual. To the Austrian's "4. The Spanish Nation does not pretence that the Court of Vienna can- interest itself with the internal goa not in conscience maintain its diplo- vernment of other nations. matic relations with Spain, he makes “ 5. The remedy of the evils, which answer, that Spain is quite indifferent afflict the Spanish Nation is for its own 'on that score, and incloses the pass. consideration alone. ports. And to the Russian's impudent 6 6. Those evils are not the result string of flagrant falsehoods and insult of the Constitution, but rather of the ing expressions, Senor San Miguel re- efforts of its enemies to destroy it. turns a just and spirited reproof of the “7. The Spanish Nation will not ac“ very insolent tone" of the Note, and knowledge the right of any Power to adds an intimation, that the sooner he interfere in its affairs. leaves the Peninsula, the better.
66 9. The Government will never These Notes have been taken into deviate from the line traced by its consideration by the Cortes, and the duties, by national honour, and by its prudent and magnanimous manner in unalterable attachment to the Consti. which all parties coalesced for the pur- tution sworn to in 1812. pose of strengthening their govern- “I authorise you to communicate ment, and repressing the insolent in- verbally this letter to the Minister of terserence of the Holy Alliance, must Foreign Affairs of the Power with for-ever endear them to the whole whom you reside, and to supply bim Spanish nation and their posterity. As with a copy if he require one. we bave not room for the insertion of the “ His Majesty hopes that the pruNotes of the Allied Sovereigns, we will dence, zeal, and patriotism which dis. ouly insert an official Spanish docu- tinguish you, will suggest to you a ment, by which those Notes may be conduct firm and worthy of the Spanish easily inferred.
name, under existing circumstances. Note transmitted to the Charges d'Af- “ The above is what I have the hon
faires at the Courts of Vienna, Ber. our to communicate to your Excellency lin, and Petersburgh
by order of his Majesty, and I seize 4 Under this date i communicate to this opportunity to renew the assu. the Charge d'Affaires of his Majesty at rauces of my distinguished considera. the Court of
-by royal order, the tion, praying God to preserve your life following:
many years. I kiss your hands. “ The Government of his Majesty Your attentive and constant servant, has received communication of a Note
“ EVARISTO SAN MIGUEL." from
to its Charge d'Affaires The Spanish Government are actively at this Court, a copy of which Note is preparing for a warlike alternative; transmitted to your Excellency for and the drawing by lot for the army your information.
goes on very actively in all the pros
risces. The Cortes have placed at ment having solemnly declared, in the the disposition of Government all the face of the world, that it does not active militia, so tbat in the month of assume the existence of a right of March they will have on foot an army intervention in the internal concerns of 150,000 men, without comprehending of other states, England will feel herthe national militia, which amounts at self obliged to lend to this kingdom least to 100,000 men, and who are dis. all the succour of which it may stand tinguisbed in nothing from the troops in need, as often as its independence of the line. Some battalions coming may be menaced by any other power, in from tbe interior are on their route for any manner whatever.” This promise, Navarre ; others are marching upon wbich is only the repetition of that Arragon and Catalonia; these three which England has made under other armies will form a body of 80,000 men. circumstances and at various times, has
The Cortes bave passed a decree on no relation, 'and can have done, with the sobject of the reclamations made our political institutions; its object by England for losses to ber subjects being simply to declare that those inby piracies and captures for violation stitutions have not changed, in any of blockade in the West Indies. Spain manner, the relations which heretofore admits the claims generally, leaving existed between the two countries. their particular amount to be deter. TURKEY AND GREECE.-The Janis. mined by future arrangements; and a saries are quite paramount at Constansum of 40,000,000 of reals (400,0001.) is tipople. The Sultan has been obliged inscribed in the Great Book, to answer to issue a decree in which the deputies ibem when adjusted.
of the Janissaries are made a necessary ; PORTUGAL.- A circumstance bas part of the Divan; and great powers occurred relative to this country, as bad been given to the Ulemabs or law honourable to the good faith of the yer-priests. The heads of Haleb EfEnglish government as it must be gra- fendi, of the grand Vizier, and of the tifying to all the Portuguese. Eng- Director of the Customs, have been land will vot suffer its ancient ally to brought into Constantinople; and a be overrun by the armies of the Holy few ships of the Turkish fleet defeated Alliance. Jo a recent sitting of the by the Greeks, having arrived at that Cortes the Minister for Foreign Affairs city, the principal officers were instants informed the Cortes, that his Majesty ly beheaded. -Chourschid Pacha, sushaving required from Great Britain a pected of having plundered the treafrank declaration of its views in re- sures of the famous Ali Pacha, of Ja. gard to the menacing attitude of the nipa, has forfeited his head in conseHoly Alliance towards the Peninsula, quence of this accusation, whether just the British Minister made the follow. ing reply.-" The English govern
The following ministerial changes chants, for the losses sustained by have, we understand, been determined them in the South American Seas. 00:-Mr. Bragge Bathurst retires. Mr. At a Court of Directors held at the Vansittart takes the Duchy of Lancas- Fast India House, Richard Thomas ter, and is to be raised to the Peerage. Goodwin, Esq. was appointed to a seat Mr. Frederick Robinson is to have the in Council in Bombay, in the room of Chancellorship of the Exchequer; and Guy Lenox Prendergast, Esq. and Mr. Huskisson is to succeed Mr. Ro- James Joseph Sparrow, Esq. was aphinson as President of the Board of pointed a Provisional Member of Coun"Trade. Lord Francis Conyngham is cil at Bombay. appointed Under Secretary of State for The Reverend Reginald Heber is Foreign Affairs, in the room of Mr. appointed to the vacant See of CalBackhouse. Right Hon. C. Arbuth- cutta. Mr. Heber goes out to India pot to the office of Woods and Forests. fortbwith. Mr. Lasbington takes Mr. Arbutbnot's Very numerous and respectable meet. situation at the Treasary, and Mr. Her. ings have been held in the counties of ries is to be appointed to the Secreta- York, Herefordshire, Somersetshire, ryship which Mr. Lushington held. Norfolk, and Berkshire, for the purMr. Turner, who has lately gone to pose of passing resolutions relative to Madrid from the Foreign Office, is ihe distressed state of agriculture, and deputed to attend the Commission the propriety of petitioning for parliathere, with the particulars of the mentary reform.. Similar meetings are claims on the part of British mer soon to be convened in the counties of
Middlesex, Lincoln, Devon, Kent, and cipally collected in the front and in
the middle of the back, and confined Wilton, lately celebrated for the round the waist with a red narrow manufacture of carpets, flannels, and baud, fastened by a steel buckle; it is other branches in the woollen trade, is made bigb, nearly to the throat, and nearly depopulated by the emigration is gaged with four rows of pink braid. of the principal manufacturers to Kid. ing. The sleeve is easy, and has an derminster. The three ions are meta- epaulette with full trimming, braided morphosed into pot-houses, and vot 401. at the edge, and a double ruffle at the a week paid to the tradesmen, who, wrist; round the bottom of the skirt but a few years ago, generally received are five parrow flounces, edged with 5001. to circulate among their neigh- pink braiding. Cap of sprig net, with bours.
border of British Lisle lace; cottage Mr. Telford, engineer, has reported front; the caul rather full, and sepathe practicability of making Norwich rated half way into eight divisions, a port, by cutting a navigation to the edged with a rouleau of satin : four, nea for vessels drawing ten feet water, alternately, are fastened to the head either by Yarmouth or Lowestoffe piece: the others are trimmed with expense by way of the former estima. lace, and rather elevated, forming a ted at about 49,0001. by Lowestoffe light and elegant crown; a wreath of 96,0001.
delicate flowers, the forget-me-pot and FASHIONS FOR JANUARY.--Walk. the heliotrope, decorate the front.ing Dress. - The braided pelisses, Coral ear-rings, rose-coloured gloves, which were but partially patronised on and corded silk shoes. their first appearance, are now in high Ball Dress. - White crepe lisse favour with those ladies of rank who dress, worn a bright pink may be said to lead the fasbiops. Over satin slip, the corsage of white a round dress of milk-white bombasine satin, cut bias, and fits the shape. or Norwich .crape, is a close pelisse of it is ornamented with simple ele. puce-coloured cachemere, ornamented gance, being separated into parrow down the front and rouod the border straps nearly two inches deep, and with a peculiarly rich braiding in silk, edged with iwo small folds of crepe the flowers of which represent the Ca. lisse set in a narrow band of folded Jedonjan thistle; two beautiful long white satin, finished with a tucker of branches of the same braiding rise the finest blond lace. The sleeve is from the points that terminate the bot- short, of very full white crepe lisse tom of the facings, and from a superb partly concealed by two rows of white ornament in front, on each side of the satin diamonds, edged with pink crepe border. The ornaments across the lisse, and upited by half a dozen mibust consist of a braiding in foliage nute folds of white satin ; at the bot. only; but it bas a very rich appear
tom of the dress is one row of large aoce, being composed of several rows fuit puffs, or bouffantes of white crepe reaching across the front to the fore lisse ; between each are eight white part of each shoulder.' The manche- satin loops, attached to bouffantes, and rons are plain, and are almost close to surrounding a cluster of half-blown the sleeve; these are finished with one
China roses. The hair, without orna. row of leaves in braiding: A belt of pamept, à la Grecque. Ear-rings, black velvet, fastened in front with a pecklace, armlets, and bracelets, of polished steel buckle, confines the pe- dead gold, with pink topazes and emeJisse round the waist. The boppet is ralds ioterspersed, and fastened by of puce - coloured velvet, lined with padlock-snaps studded with emeralds. white sativ, and crowned in front with Long white kid gloves. Pink satin a plume of white ostrich feathers : a shoes. veil of Chantilly lace is thrown care- Mr. Putnam's readings and recitalessly aeross the brim of the bonnet, tions at the Argyle Rooms were very but this is not always adopted,A respectably attended; the company single frill of the finest Mechlin lace were warm in their applauses, and reis worn round the throat; and a muff ceived the announceinent of a repeti. of the white Siberian fox, with half- tion for Thursday, the 6th of February, boots of puce-coloured kid, and light with evident satisfaction. Mr. Put, doe-skin gloves, finish this promenade nam is equally happy in the selection dress.
and the delivery of his pieces; and, Morning Dress.-Roman dress, or while he seems studiously to avoid all blouse, of fine cambric muslin; the meretricious ornament, he never fails body and skirt are in one, and of in bringing out the discriminating cbae nearly equal fulness, which is prin- racter of the various styles,