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manners, and heroic virtues, of its ancient | lively, natural, and finely coloured. One, CLXXXIX. SALISBURY, FROM THE Brpeople.

the entrance to a wood, from last year's exI have the honour to subscribe myself,

Shop's GARDEN.-F. Nash. hibition, is in a firm and clear style, and Sir,

with a light which breaks across the road This is one among the most pleasing of the With great consideration and respect, well introduced. Another, an erening small pictures ; simple in its forins, and Your very obedient humble Servant, scene, has a very peculiar and interesting later pictures

of Wilson, though without his

harmonious in its colour, resembling the David WILKI. effect, even at a height which we are sorry abstract quality of effect, to which water To Donald M Kinnon, M.D. Hon. Sec.

prevents our inspecting it more narrowly. to the Highland Society of London.

In the same situation are landscapes by with clear and still reflected objects tre esOn these statements we shall ven

T, Roberts and J. O. Tudor, of consider sential ingredients. ture but one renurk, not as an already in,) from the near contemplation of which able merit (the former in the style of Pous

LIII. &c.-S. J. Stump. merited eulogy, but as an encourage ment to Scotland—not as a censure, but will hinder us from noticing many pictures It is a pleasing composition, and well cowe are equally excluded. The same cause

This Evening Scene with cattle we select

as a clever example of Mr. Stuinp's talent. as a stimulus to England: in the present Gallery (nearly all those

loured. The Scotch, from the general diffu- which we do not particularize,) and the acsion of knowledge, are said to be the most count of which we will wind up in verse :

LVII. THE YOUNG MOURNER. intelligent nation in the world, as a peoWhere many a picture, grace, and glowing hue,

C. R. Leslie. The fate of dull obscurity must share; ple. The arts are new to them, but

A little tender piece, of a girl lamenting

Or placed too low to meet the gazer's view, the death of a farourite bird ; a pretty they seem to feel their importance, and Or placed so high no eye can scan the glare.

painting, with some pathetic character. the respect due to genius; and shoull CXXXI. COTTAGE GIRL.-W. Ross. Scotland adopt the Fine Arts as a na

LVIII. Moel-HEAD-HOAG, CARNARVONtional object, the wealth of England under the semblance of a cottager. The Who would expect from such a name a In point of character, this is a young lady

John Laporte. will, in the page of history, only in- painter is, we understand, a very youthful | beautiful little cabinet picture, which this is. crease the contrast afforded by the su. artist; he has, however, produced what is The talents of the artist are two well known perior policy of the sister country. in many a last achievement, a good spe- to require further remark, than that this is

cimen of mellow and warm colouring in his best manner

The hands, arms, and part of the face, in
THE FINE ARTS.

particular, have a fine tone of flesh. The LXI. A VOLCANO. - CLXXI. RichmOND,
shadows on the neck are evidently too dark. MOONLIGHT.-Rich. Tallemach.

Upon the whole it is a very promising pic. The two opposite effects are rather skilfully THE BRITISH INSTITUTION.

ture, and with all the feeling for the art managed. The latter is cool and misty, yet No. 9.

which it displays, requires no further notice sufficiently luminous. There is enough of CLIV. THE PROCESSION ON CLAIMING THE

from us than a warning not to be negligent incident, but the figures are much inferior Flitch Of Bacon.-J. M. Wright. in subordinate parts.

to the other parts. This holiday pageant (before exhibited) is XXX. XLIX. XCVII. CCXXIX. CCXL.

CXXXVI. TAE UNFORTUNATE CHICK. the production of an artist who on a forLANDSCAPES.-P. Nasmyth.

W. Anderson. mer occasion excited considerable surprise The first, of Norwood, is touched with

The unfortunate chick! and admiration, by a picture, founded great spirit, but we think is too much of on ancient usages, called the Burning one tone, and with its foliage cutting too CXXXIV. A GIRL AND BLACKBIRD. Shame, in which he displayed great comic hard against the sky. The second, Mil

1. de Fleury. powers. The Canterbury Pilgrims unques- lars Lynn, is a picturesque scene, but hea- Another bird, as unfortunate as the chicken tionably suggested the idea of both. In the vily coloured, wanting in keeping, and with aforesaid. particular of costume, which we hold to be its objects rather huddled together. The an indispensable requisite in works of this remainder are very good specimens of this CLXIX. EDWARD THE MARTYR STABBED class, Mr. Wright has given the rein too artist's skill.

BY ORDER OF ELFRIDA. much to his imagination. and has painted

And again murdered by Wm. Thomas. a gorgeous procession, rather than a rustic CXCV, SHEPHERD Boys.- CCIX. THE revel. Neither has he adhered to his au

New Toy.-W. 7. Witherington. CCIV. PENNING THE FLOCK.-J. Sturk. thority, Blount's Jocular Tenours, who thus This picture (CXCV.) is much improved Thongh we have already noticed this artist, describes this custom, instituted by Sir Phi- since last year. The sky is less monoto we cannot pass the present picture. It lip de Somerville, about the time of Ed- nous, and the distance fine. There is a is a charming effect, and covered with the ward the IIId :

Cuypish air of simplicity about it, which we glow of summer. The catching light on the And so shall they depart the mannour of like exceedingly. The new Toy is a bau- sheep is exquisite. There is perhaps a moWhichnure, with the corne and the baconne be ble: not so well handled.

notony in the sky, which, though natural, fore hym that hathe won yt, with trompettes, XXXV. View NEAR

is not picturesque.

Dulwich.-CXC. tabourettes, and othyr manner of mynstrelsie. But the artist has given us Grecian

TYNEMOUTH PRIORY.-Sam. Prout. CCXVI, WATER-Mill.John IFilson. nymphs, and triumphalochariots and war The first is in a fine broad style, but looks We mercly pause to say, that this produehorses, and has not even carried the flitch more like the preparation for a picture, tion is in a cool, clear, and unobtrusive before the happy pair. Nevertheless this than a finished work. The second is a style, and possesses much merit. is a spirited and clever effort of the pencil. more favourable sample of ability.

CCXXXIV. TAE CUP FOUND IN BENJAThe painter has shewn us what he can do, XXXVII. CXXXVII. CCLXVI. Views, MIX's Sack.-T, Forster. and has only misapplied his talents in the

MOSTLY IN PETERSHAMWood.-Ch.Deane. We do not know whether this artist is instance before us.

Landscapes in a very decided and some- young or old, but have to notice, that VII. XXVIII. LXV. XCV. CII. CXCIV. what peculiar style. They are rather heavy, though he has paintea a work congenial to : CCLXXII. CCLXXXII. VARIOUS LAND- and spotted too equally with light and dark, the objects of the Institution, it was unneSCAPES, &c.-Ph. Reinagle, R. A.

but withal have mucha promise, and bring cessary to iutroduce to his canvas that conAll these subjects bear the well-known cha- off the stamp of nature from the lovely fusion which we doubt not the event it comracter of Mr, Reinagle's hand : they are scene whence they are taken.

memorates did actually produce.

CCLXXXIV. Scotch COUNTRY FAIR. (Thessalian Peleus) .. 'Twas a day of state,

Yet look'd he (tho' unarmed he rode)
A. Carse.
And all the assembled Gods and heroes then

Hero—and prince and demigod.
Came down, in mortal shape, 'inongst men,

His head was laurell'd, and his eyes of fire An artist of considerable talents for exhibit-|(Sare one—the greatest of the great)

Fashion'd to softness all, and looks of love : ing local manners, though rather in a poor Those holy rites of Love to celebrate.

Around his shoulders broad a robe he threw, style. Incidents approaching the coarse

Stained with the murex' matchless hne: should, if introduced at all, be introduced Then came 'The Mightiesť on his blazing throne (This the rude Fisher found, wha wont to rové, in the back ground.

Born downwards, buoyant on a thunder-cloud: Seeking for bright shells thro' the seas of Tyre.)
And, as he passed, each living creature bowed.

Now was the altar won,
Having, in winding up our review of this Mountains, and woods, and waves, were forced

And that sweet rite begun, Exhibition, in a Number of which a large

to own

Mysterious, that unites, in lawful chain, proportion is devoted to other Essays on the His powerful presence-tho' unseen he rode,

Hearts, that none may part again. Fine Arts, exceeded our limits, we think it and spared the world the image of a God.

Bright was the flame, and holy, that arose, advisable to postpone our concluding reSaturnian Jove!--on Pelion's topmost height

(Fed all by flowers that once on Pelion grew) marks till vur next.

Thou sat'st amidst the circling deities,

And sweet the incense that ascended high,
Rank'd each in order, for, as in the skies,
They took their place to view this marriage rite. (Favonius who at evening gently blows,

Fann'd by Favonius' sigh,
The Queen of Heaven was there (her braids of jet) Aloft, in pairs, the birds of Venus flew

And stirs the laurel on Parnassus side.)
ORIGINAL POETRY.

Clasp'd by a dazzling coronet;)
Her port was majesty--her look was light

And all without a pang the victims died.
And pale Minerva, with her face divine,
THE LOVER'S COMPLAINT TO CUPJD.

All was propitinus. Soon, amidst the throng, And with mild eyes intelligently bright

Low tones were heard, increasing, till the tide Around me, arch Boy, why thus wantonly play? Midst the rich clusters of his golden hair ;

And there Apollo's brow was seen to shine

Dilated to a sound of war. That song You vex mé, you tease me, by night and by day: And Venus, with her zone unbound, was there,

Thro' all the caves on Pelion's side, Whatever I think, and whatever I do,

Burst-and then (diminish'd) died, Its all about Lucy, sweet Lucy and you.

Upon a thymy hillock bent ;

Then breathed the fute-the bugle plain'd afarAnd Pacchus, erown'd with leaves of vine,

(In tones of music but too near to wo)Have done with this fooling, sly Urchin, be

(Son of the star-bright Semele)--and Mars

The trumpet poured its note—and all was still gone!and dark Bellona left their thundering cars,

Silence was heard o'er vale and hill, You've warm'd me and charm'd me; the mischief To consecrate a day so sweet and fair : is done. And Neptune charmed, and left his elcipent. When (from on high descending, like a star

That leaves its orb to watch o'er man below) And as for my heart, I have lost it, alack ! Below-below-joyous the woods among

Hymen, the God of wedded love, was seen, And Lacy has found it, and won't give it back. And fountains,--thro' the cool and leafy shade, Before his feiet the votive wreaths were flung,

Standing beside the altar green: That heart, gentle God, I resign to thy care ;

Bright nymphs and sylvan spirits stray'd Oh judge thou the Maid that's so cruel and fair! Some laughing chased some woke the cheerful And wildly sweet the hymn-his hymn,–by

kneeling virgins sung.
Let her keep it, I pray; but I hope you'll decree, song
That as she takes that, she must also take me.

And some that strain to melancholy dear
W.

Some bathed their limbs amidst the watersclear, and midnight came, and all the Gods departed, (Naiads and heav'n-bom Nereides,)

And nymphs,

and left the lovers to repose Or plunged their hands within some secret

On pillows of the fresh-blown rose well,

The winds were silent-and the waters played And, as they flung on high the sparkling waye, No more-lest that they should the sca-green MARRIAGE OF PELEUS AND THETIS, Muttered each a soothing speli.

maid High plac'd upon a hill of Thessaly, Fearless the Dryads left their sacred trees,

Tisturb—(no longer palé and broken hearted) (That lifts its forehead to the clear blue skies, For well that day did the rude Panns behave,

Love only o'er the couch was horering
And, when the storms are high,
And, thro' the morn--the noon-the evening

(A couch that gods had deigned to bless,

hoursAnd, like its diadem, the lightning shines,

Whers, each had given some gift of happiness) Shakes, in wild music, all its whispering pines)

Somc tore the violet from its stem

Love only staid he kiss'd each forehead fair, Sate twice ten thousand Deities.

To grace the Sea-maid's couch when night should And Aung narcotic odours from his wing, spread,

(Sweet beyond man's imagining) Pelion! in song renown'd, and heathen story, And some inwore a diadem,

Then took his flight upon the morning air :Dost thou remember that atspicious day, (Formed all of roses white) to deck her head;

Yet every night returned, and blessed that happy

B. (Mark'd in celestial history)

pair. Some pluck'd the golden fruits, some rolled When Gods and star-bright spirits deign'd to amongst the flowers.

stray Along thy rills, and thro' thy pastures sweet, Still were some wanting : yct, as day declined,

SKETCHES OF SOCIETY. Or, sporting on their heavenly pinions fleet, They came—Then, first, was hcard Favonius' Shook light and fragrance thro' the noontide sigh, air?

Wild whispering thro' the blossoms, as he pined Then everyGod that lov'd the nymphs was there, Away, in notes of fragrant melody

THE NETHERLANDS. (The nymphs, the Gods' especial care) And Cupid, who till then had Muttered far,

Lübeck, March 10, 1818. And Goddesses and spirits all of mighty name.

Blushing, and fretful on his varying wing, It is about 20 years ago that Mr. Neele,

And wept to see the Nereids' fear, First sweet Aurora in the morning came Came wheeling round and round—near and more in a baking-house at Chepstow in the

a respectable citizen of this place, worked (for well she lov'd the sea-green maid Thetis, who wont her streaming hair to braid, (As dorés come homeward in their narrowing three years, without seeing one of his Ger

Principality of Wales. He had lived there Ere yet Apollo dash'd the shores with flame,)

ring.) And over Pelion's giant head she threw And loitering Dian sent lier vesper star.

man countrymen, when one afternoon the (For this was Thetis' nuptial day)

To tell her coming, and to say, that night landlord of the King George sent to tell A veil of roses, such as in the Spring

She nearer to the Earth would bend her head, him, that a German, just arrived, wished to Burst into beauty 'fore the suins of May. And rest a moment on old Pelion's height, speak to him. He hurried to the publicAnd many a flower, touch'd with the rainbow's hue And kiss pale Thetis on her bridal bed. house, and found a man plainly dressed, who She cast-such (tho' on earth they fade atray)

accosted him in the German language. Mr. In heaven live ever blossoming.

And now the nymph was borne along

Neele asked him, as is the general custom,

(Midst dance, and festal song) And this was the coy Thetis' nuptial day. In spotless garments, as became a bride,

to drink a pot of beer with him, which he The Bridegroom was a man of fanie, Whilst Peleus languish'd by her side,

accepted, and this was followed by a second; (His line immortal, though from earth bis name) Breathing, in murmurs faint, his fondest sigh:

he then invited him to take a walk about And thro' a kingdom once held scepter'd sway. His helmet and his arms were all laid by~ the beautiful place. On their return, our

THE

ANECDOTE OF THE PRESENT KING OF

near

countrymen went into another public-house in the bridegroom's house, who brings | Cleuria."— But are not the roads, which and drank some glasses of rum, after which them, in company with his father, to his lead to that village, bad?'!|--" I assure you the stranger recollected that it was time to bride. On their way thither not a gun that the road is bordered on both sides with think of his departure. They had nearly must be fired, for such a sign of joy would green sward.”—I must however observe reached the house, when he suddenly stop: be considered a blamable presumption, so to you, that the person whose hand you ped, and asked Mr. Neele what he supposed long as they are not sure of obtaining the seek acts as my housekeeper, and that I him really to be? at the same time opening bride. The procession moves in the fol. can give her to you only under one condihis grey great coat, and shewing a large and lowing order : first, the father of the bride- tion.'*—" What is that ? ” _That you brilliant star upon his breast. Mr. Neele, groom, then the bridegroom, then his supply her place with another who suits who had till then taken him to be a mer- friend, and the young people invited. When me, as I am, I may say, alone; my housechant, answered with surprise, That he they arrive at the house of the bride, the hold would go to ruin if my daughter were must be some great person, and hoped that father of the bridegroom asks the father of taken from me.'—“I must confess that he had not offended him ; but he could not the bride, who sits quietly at her spinning- you will suffer a great loss; but when a tell his rank. Upon this the stranger de- wheel, and dressed in her every-day clothes, girl has attained a certain age, she must clared himself to be the Prince of Orange, if he will permit his daughter to join think of settling : the sight of an affectionate who had fled to England from the invasion the party, and go with them to mass ? couple is much more agreeable to God, than of the French. He then wrote Mr. Neele's He answers, that he thanks them for the sight of an old bachelor.” — If that is name in his pocket-book, thanked him for their kind invitation, and accepts it. the case, the person you ask for, is just his kind reception, and after they had bid Now the girls who have assembled at now in our garden ; she is shewing her each other farewell, he left him, to prepare the bride's house, immediately begin to friends how to take care of roses ; if she is for his departure. Shortly afterwards, as look for her shoes. As soon as they are not too much engaged, I will bring her to you.' Mr. Neele had some business out of doors, found, the girls withdraw with the bride, After this he fetches the bride's-maid, a coach passed him: the gentleman in it and employ themselves in another apart and presents her to the father of the bridestops it, and beckons him to come, when he ment in dressing her. Meanwhile the groom, saying ; . I have not been long again heartily takes his hand; it was again parents place themselves round the fireside, gone to fetch you the person you desire. the friendly Prince, whom Mr. Neele never and praise the young couple; but flattery

• She is handsome, indeed, and appears to saw after.

does not dishonour their conversation, nor be in good health; however she is not the Last winter, as Mr. Neele, who has long do they ever carry their praise too far, one whom I wish for.". The father of the since returned to his native country, and is they only say what is proper, and agreeable bride (presenting another,) 'I have again settled at Lübeck, was sitting in conversa to truth : The bridegroom is a good farmer, looked in our garden, I hope I have made tion with an acquaintance, who had travel- or a good cheesemaker; he carefully attends no mistake this time.'—“I am sorry to tell led a great deal, the latter boasted of having the meadows and the cattle; he is a skilful you that she is not the person you are so seen the present King of the Netherlands : ploughman, or nobody threshes better, and kind as to present to me; bowever, as she You do not know him so well as I do," nobody makes a better bargain · The bride appears to be as modest as handsoine, she replied Mr. Neele, “ for I once drank a is well behaved, modest, and handsome; is I think deserving of a good husband, and pot of beer with himn” As the other would she is quick at spinning ; she understands will soon find one who will make her not believe it, Mr. N. resolved to write to milking and churning, is a good housewife : happy.” + [In case the godfather is to the monarch. He wished him joy on the cakes care of her father and mother, and supply the place of the father of the bride, happy change of his fortunes, and on his rejoices her parents by her mild and obe- he fetches his own daughter, or one of his accession to the throne ; asking whether he dient disposition.

nearest relations, and presents her to the still remembered him, and mentioned to During this conversation the girls appear father of the bridegroom, saying, Here him his present circumstances. Soon after again, and fasten ribbon and laurel to the is one, who, I believe, is not the same whom this, he received the following answer : button-holes of the clothes of those whom you desired; but as she is quick and inBrussels, May 17, 1817. they choose for their leaders.

dustrious, you might dispose of her to a « On reading your letter, His Majesty the bride, all the girls assemble in the groom,

As soon as they have finished dressing friend of yours.”] The father of the bridestill remembers with pleasure the acquaint

«i All the girls you have presented ance you formed with him at Chepstow 20 room; but the young men remain in the to me, appear to me tó possess the best years ago. His Majesty hopes that you may

kitchen.f Then the father of the bride- qualities. Certainly none of them would always be happy in your present circum- groom comes forward, and addresses the make a liusband unhappy, or give her stances, and has given me the commission, father of the bride :t “ In consequence of daughters a bad example; however, none of as a token of remembrance, and as a proof the betrothing of my son to your daughter, them is the one whoin my son's heart has that he appreciates your frankness, to send I come to ask her in marriage in the name chosen, and, if you will permit me, I will you two copper-plates, representing Her of my son,

now here present, who will make go myself into the garden, and, as I hope, Majesty the Queen, and H. R. H. the Prince of her a good honest housewife.”—The find her soon.”-I will not give you this of Orange. We have no good likeness of polite manner in which you urge your re- trouble; however, you see that in our the King at present. These two copper-quest, prevents me from refusing you, par- garden there are flowers of all kinds of plates are deposited in the hands of Baron ticularly as it is for her happiness; but colours and fine odours; the finest mostly Von Lynden, Civil Governor of Arnheim, before 1 grant it, permit me to ask you prefer the cool shade.' He now approaches who will deliver them aecording to your

whither

you intend to take her?'{~"'To the bride, who is distinguished from the orders.

other girls by her black dress, 1 and her

* Plutarch says the Egyptian women wore no “ I am glad of this opportunity to offer shoes, that they might not too often go from || The parental care again shews itself here. my friendship to a man whom the King my their father's houses; probably the losing the If there be any more sisters, this observa. master so highly esteems.

shoes of the country girls in Lorraine is founded tion is notwithstanding made; most likely to The Secretary of State, Makly." on the same motive,

give the bride a greater value. + The room in which the girls are, is kept as + If there be only one girl present at the sacred as the gynaceum, or the women's apart- marriage, the same is introduced several times ; ment, among the ancients.

of this introduction the girls are not a little proud. MENT REMIREMONT, IN LORRAINE.

A similar dialogue takes place at the mar If one girl is passed over unnoticed, she thinks The arrondissenient of Remiremont, in viages of the pensants of Bretagne. See Cumbry, herself disgraced.

P. 164.

1 The black dress is thought by thesinhabitants the department of the Vosges in Lorraine, Voyage dans le Finisterre, vol. iii

. has several remarkable customs respecting affectionate manner, the paternal care, and the chosen as the most proper for a young married

Ś This question is always put : it shews in an of Lorraine the most modest, and is therefore marriages.

fear that his daughter should go too far from woman. The girdle is also among them, as On the wedding-day, the guests assemble him,

among the Greeks, the symbol of modesty.

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broad silver girdle, her crown, which is has produced elegies which strictly conform We observe a Farce is about to be pubfastened to her cap, and by her pocket with the rules of the poetic art.

lished, called Love and Laudanum, which handerchief, which she has in her hand ; About a year ago M. de Treneuil pub- has been played with the most distinguished

• Here is one, who from her lished all his elegies in one volume; this success at -Woolwich! As this is also a mildness, modesty, and virtue, might be collection was preceded by a discourse on soporific name, we suspect, from the cointhe one you seek for.'—“ Yes, that is she; the nature and poetic character of the sub-cidence, there may be some borrowing ; my wish is fulfilled.” The father of the jects he treated, and which proves that but we can only speak to what we have bride now makes a short speech to his he could write prose as ably as verse. seen-The Sleeping Draught. There is daughter, in which he represents the holi- This essay on Elegies abounds in learned not much of novelty in its composition. A ness of matriinony, reminds her of the investigations on the origin of that class of Spanish lover and his pertValet admire a lady duties of a wife and a mother, and sets before poetry among the ancients, and displays the and her maid, whose uncle and master, as her the example of that useful domestic literary acquirements of the author, and his usual, wishes the former to marry another animal the hen. S Then he takes his familiarity with the dead languages.

The servant gets into the house disdaughter by the hand, presents her to the M. de Treneuil was fully sensible of the guised as the Dutch lacquey of the favoured father of the bridegroom, and says, “And talent with which he was endowed; he lover, and drinking by accident a sleeping you, my old friend, because you have spoke of it with that Gascon vivacity which draught for wine, is supposed to be dead promised for your son to make her a good so much resembles vanity. He was more and hidden in a chest. 'He is carried off housewife and mother, I will give her to proud of the merit of his works than of the by robbers in this retreat, and deposited you: may she strengthen the bond of our notice with which they were honoured by with his master's father, an old miser. In friendship. The father of the bridegroom the Committee of the Institute, in their his concealment he becomes acquainted presents her to his son, and says, “I give report on the decennial prizes of deceitful with secrets which enable him to wring the you this companion, in the hope that you memory. He patiently awaited the day consent from the old gentleman to the will fulfil the duty of a good husband." when academic justice should award to him union of the parties. The terrors of his The bride kneels 'to receive her father's one of those chairs so frequently granted by appearance, while attempting to escape blessing : the same is done by all the coin- favour.

from his embryo, give rise to the amusing pany. The blessing is preceded by a simple, Decorated by the King with the order of situations and fun of the farce, and the sil and frequently very affecting exhortation, the Legion of Honour, M. de Treneuil liest part about a dumb man's coming to at which the young couple and the company lived in retirement, far from intrigues and kill a calf, was rendered very ludicrous by often shed tears: as soon as the speech is coteries. His only wish was to see the the clever acting of Harley, who does these finished, they all proceed to the church. Journals pay that tribute of homage to his sort of things so well, that we could hope (To be concluded in our next.)

works, which he was confident they de- he will never give up the ghost.
served. He resided within the arsenal
where he was librarian, leading a life exempt letter in the Morning Post, accusing Mr. Penley

• Since writing the above, we have seen a $ The custom of representing the hen as a from ambition, and surrounded by literary of having stolen his farce from Love" and Laupattern for a wife and a mother, is also very treasures. ancient.

A lingering and painful disorder terminated his existence, after a year of suffer

ing. His remains were interred in the BIOGRAPHY.

COVENT GARDEN.-MARQUIS DE CARAburial-ground of Pere Lachaise, and a vast bas. In The Critic, when the second morn

number of distinguished literary characters ing gun is fired, the author rebuts an objecM. de Tréneuil, whose death was lately attended the funeral.

tiou by asserting, that “ we can't have too announced in the Paris papers, was born at

Attached from his childhood to the cause much of a good thing," and the Managers of Cahors in 1766. A lively and

brilliant of legitimacy, he constantly supported it Covent Garden seem to have been of the same imagination soon decided his taste for by his writings, and verified the judgment way of thinking. Not only two pantopoetry; a noble mind, and elevated senti- pronounced by a writer fully competent to mimes per annum; but nothing else except ments, directed his talents towards that appreciate his talent and his character : pantomime from Christmas to Midsummer. class of composition for which the utinost

Que ce sont les beaux sentiments que font We differ both from them and the Critic: sensibility is requisite. The revolutionary les beaux vers."

this is really too much of a good thing! crimes and furies made a deep impression

We have seen a mill, at a puppet-show, for on his poetic genius, and developed all the

grinding old people young again, but as we qualities which plaintive elegy demands.

THE DRAMA.

know of no contrivance for keeping the His attention was turned towards the profa

play-going population of this great city nation of the Royal Tombs of St. Denis; and DruRY LANE.--THE SLEEPING DRAUGHT. always in babyhood, we do hope that the having consecrated the first lays of his muse -On Wednesday a Farce (and we like managers will allow the leading-strings, to deplore the degradation of the ashes of the farces) under this title was produced ; it is rattle, coral, and go-cart, to be laid aside for Kings of France, he devoted her to lament the avowed work of Mr. Penley, for the a short period during the season, that if we the misfortunes of the august daughter of author does not shroud himself, a quondam may not have (for that sceins for ever gone Louis XVI. He published his poetic essays performer here, but now, we believe a per: by with this thcatre) the excellent recreation whenever circumstances enabled him to do former of funerals. Such a man is familiar of a laughable farce, we may have at least 30, and even under the government of with scenes of death, and we are not sur- something as elevated as a prosing romance Buonaparte they drew forth tears for the prised, that in undertaking to write for the or an adventurous melo-drame! Our friend misfortunes of the family of the Bourbons. stage, he should stick & little to his ordi. Shakespeare, in his seven ages, certainly

The subjects on which M. de Treneuil nary line of business, and treat us with paints “ the Infant, mewling and puking in fixed his choice, have frequently thrown a dyings, resurrections, and ghosts. The the nurse's arms," and the second child. shadle of darkness over his colouring, and piece is, however, very humorous and ishness, sans every thing," as the first imparted to his elegies a tragic character whimsical; a little too long, and somewhat and last features of his picture, - but which does not strictly belong to produc- too coarse, (bleinishes, we will tell the au. “ there is a world between," and for that tions of that class. But in his poem ad- thor, both in dramas and winding sheets,) world, as we humbly conceive on the same dressed to the Princess Amelia on the death but winding up well, and at the last dis authority, was the drama more especially of her brother, and the one on the captivity missing the audience in a fit of laughing, intended, “whose end both at the first, of Pius VI. as he had not to record either which in this branch of his performances, and now, was, and is, to hold as 'twere the the calamities of the throne, nor the out- Mr. Penley will acknowledge is better than mirror up to nature; to shew virtue her rages committed on the royal shades, he I coughing.

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very age and body of the time, his form and six feet froin the tail to the snout-most | duced new effects in his department of the pressure." With what mind then could any Vonderful!" He bien ! these then were the

art. person of common intellect fancy that principal characters, for as for Liston, Blan Since Mr. Bartleman first rose above the this nursery tale, of the lowest and least chard, Emery, and Tokely, a perfect comic horizon, it is singular that no performer has dramatic kind, could furnish entertainment constellation, they were mere hangers on, been able to come into any thing like a to a rational public. What is there in while the cat mewed and washed its face, competition with him ; and the reason proPuss in Boots to hold as 'twere the mirror up over the ears, with its paws (marrellous bably is, that his style was new: it was to nature ? Alas, the great ends of the Stage feat,) and the ogre sat in a chair till a cur more ornamented, lighter, and more full of are miserably sacrificed, when it is possible tain was drawn before it, which being re- energy and spirit, than that of the race of to suppose that such childish buffoonery moved, a piece of rag resembling a mouse bass singers who preceded him. The only could succeed. The total depravation of was seen, which Puss Grinaldi pouneed man who has at all engaged any considerthe publc taste must be clearly calculated upon, and devoured most felinely.* This was able share of the public estimation, in comon, before an audience, capable of submit- the coup de grace, and as we have written mon with him, has been Mr. Bellainy, and ting to such an insult on their understand ourselves into a punning mood, we shall he perhaps has derived the greatest portion ing, could be expected. Now this ought to conclude with lamenting, that the bard- of his popularity from the circumstance of be a lesson to the public as well

as to the heartedness of the audience prevented us his following dírectly in the steps of Mr. theatres. If trash is invariably and indig- from seeing in the bills the next day, that Bartleman, and approaching most nearly to nantly rejected, the Managers will soon the Cat's brilliant performances quite elec- the manner and voicing of his model. learn wisdom from experience, and we trified the house, and the whole went off Much, however, is still to be said upon the shall see the Stage graced with better pieces with eclat (a clav.)

excellencies and defeets of the school. than are at present produced either by dra

Mr. Bartleman and Mr. Bellamy are both

We are assured, in a letter signed matic playwrights as authors, or under the

A sanction of dramatic Carpenters as judges. * Constant Reader," that we were mistaken old servants of the public, and they will It is far from our wish to recommend se in the fact that Grimaldi had purchased the soon be compelled to give the valete et plau

dite-the honourable sign of retirement verity towards those whose interests must whole or a large share in Sadler's Wells, as

from long and meritorious exertions. Of render them anxious to please, but there is that performer has only,“ purchased the all the candidates for the succession, Mr. such a system in modern management, that smallest share in it, and is one of several

Lacy appears to be most eminently qualia few wholesome examples, as much as to Proprietors.”.

fied. His musical education was under say, John Bull is not to be put upon, would, we are convinced, have an excellent effect.

• Our Devil, noticed in a former Number, has audiences of that fashionable and very mu

Rauzzini, of Bath; and with the polished A memorandum of this sort was given on

come to ask if this should not be divineby. He sical place, Mr. Lacy has ever been a markMonday night, and though every one must saw it, and thought it exquisitely fine.

ed favourite. He has since studied in condemn the brutality of destroying sce

Italy, and is lately returned a finished and nery, the ruffianly violence of injuring pro

most masterly singer. His voice is a legitiperty, (which being in a theatre does not

PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.. inate bass, full, round, and deep toned, exafford a right to a properly directed mind

tensive in its compass, and alike in all its to treat as if out of the pale of legal protec The PHILHARMONIC Society has held parts. His intonation is so correct, that it tion,) yet it would be well if early attention two meetings this season, the last of which seems scarcely in the power of indisposiwere paid to any thing like a public call for was on the 9th ult. at the Argyle Rooms. tion even to derange his organs or his ear. those who represent the theatrical interests. The music was worthy of the high cele- His manner is pure and original. A bass The Marquis de Carabas having been dis-brity that attends the extraordinary com- voice has till within a few years been continctly and most deservedly condemned, bination of talent which this band com- sidered to be very limited in its range; but Mr. Liston came out to announce it for re-prises. The principal attractions of the it is due to Mr. Bartleman to admit, that petition. To this a great majority of the first night were a sestetto for instruments his powers elicited from composers of our house opposed themselves, and remained by Kimmel, and a beautiful symphony by own time and nation(Calcott, Crotch, Horsnoisily demanding the with-drawal of the Ries—the finest of that master. Miss Ste- ley, &c.) a new style of writing. About entertainment (this is an abuse of name ;) phens sung two of the airs from Mozart's the same moment, the peculiar excellence the gas lights were gradually lessened and Figaro, in a chaste and finished style, and of a bass singer at Vienna, of the name of extinguished, till

a quartett of the same master was admira- Balle, induced Haydn (as we were told by No fight, but only darkness visible

bly performed by Mrs. Bianchi Lacy, the late Signora Storace) to give his princiServed to discover

Miss Goodall, Mr. Elliot, and Mr. Lacy. pal part in the Creation to the bass, and to

At the second concert there was no instru- bestow upon it the graceful and elegant an incensed crowd, from one of whom a mental piece new to this country. Mr. Bra- character which the recitatives and airs in bench was thrown at the drop scene, in ham sung a scena from Handel's Tesco,

and that Sacred Opera bear. From these and which it made a considerable rent. This another of Zingarelli's, in a masterly

way. A similar concurrent changes, the practice appeal of physical force was more effcetual terzetta of Spontini's, from an Opera called and execution of bass singers are greatly than the appeals from the lungs of the mal. Multon, not before known to England, was diversified and enlarged ; the whole decontents; Mr. Fawcett appeared, and, after much confusion, was heard to announce in very finely, performed by Mrs. Bianchi partment is rendered more interesting and substance, that the publie should not be Lacy, Mr. Braham, and Mr. Lacy. Upon affecting; majesty and pathos are comagain insulted with Puss in Boots.

the whole, the music of this evening was bined with elegance. After this crposé it will hardly be ex ed than the selection of the first night.

more generally agreeable and better receiv Mr. Lacy has cultivated both the English pected from us that we should enter into

and the Italian style with equal success, the details of the admirable plot on which Bianchi Lacy, and Mr. Braham, are so uni- those of our country, who have united the

The excellence of Miss Stephens, Mrs. and his name is an honourable addition to readers know perhaps

as well as we do what versally understood, that they afford na holy sublimity of our own Handel (which an ogre is, and may form an idea of Mr.Gri- room for particular remark. We may bet- no foreigner but Mara ever attained) with maldi habited like a black and white cat, performer who is rising into public distinc voluptuous lubricity of Italian melody

ter, therefore, ofter some observations on a the exquisite tenderness, the touching and measuring, as a showman would say, "five fcet 6 inches from the snout to the tail, and with some general facts which have pro- debted to nature not less than art; for the tion; connecting them at the same time and Italian execution. For this he is in

power, sweetness, and flexibility, of his * The Carpenter at Drury Lane is the Arbi. There has been another meeting since this voice, are the foundations upon which his ter : see former L. Gazettes. notice was prepared.

science is built. We may perhaps be

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