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the form of a cockle-shell, are chaste and be we must not forget to meution an essential coming fashions to a fine face.
article-visiting cards ; which are now of velIn jewellery, a double row of gold Lesben lum, edged with a border of gold or silver. A chain, fastened with one very large brilliant, noble pair, recently united, sported on the oc. are worn for bracelets amongst the wealthy casion some of the most elegant kind; the and those of very bigb rank. The Nacre de most prominent ornaments were two lovers perle, so much in estimation last winter, is
united by Hymen; at the bottom was Time, again falling into its old uses the bandles of chained with a wreath of flowers, by a laughing knives, snuff-boxes, and counters; but Fa-Cupid; the border was of twisted palm braushion's laws are absolute, and the Ceylon ruby, ches, and the middle was left blank, for the which is the smallest apu of the least intrinsic invitation. world, is now the favourite; we think, however, that its reign must be short.
Our London fashionables love to preserve Among the variety of productions for the the fine rose on their cheek by wholesome ex.
convenience and ornament of the Fasbionable ercise, the de mi broquin has been therefore laid World, we have the pleasure to observe, in adaside till more mild and arid weather : the dition to the choice supply of beautiful goods, balf-boot is again adopted for the promenade, || both foreign and home manufactured, at the and slippers of white satin or kid, for evening | Warehouses of MILLARD in the city, the . parties.
new Venperu Angola Dresses and Shawls, toThe prevailing colours are fann colour, scar. | gether with the article of Spanish Dress, forms let, and Clarence blue.
a part of this rich assemblage. The latter As the goddess of changeful form presides article is of a peculiar texture and adapted to over every thing which relates to the haut ton prevent the possibility of accidents by fire.
which are certainly not the characteristics of
Kemble's acting. Where majesty, polished COVENT-GARDEN,
and refined greatness, the bursts of a Roman Venice Preserved -The Tragedy of Venice or Grecian hero, are required, Kemble is, Preserved was performed on Friday night, above all others, calculated to exhibit it; but Nov. 8, and, as Mrs. Siddons appeared in where there is any thing which subtracts from Belvidera, and Mr. Kemble in Pierre, the at. the simplicity of the dignity and grandeur, and tention of the town was much excited, and it which renders it mere roughness and strength, may be said, we believe, that their expectation | Kemble is not in his element. Cooke would was satisfied. A great deal of ponsense has | be a better representative. Pierre is a great been written in some of the daily papers, with
character from common life. Kemble cannot respect to the character of this play. There divest himself of the grace and dignity of the is nothing so absurd as that fastidious mo regal sock. Mrs. Siddons's Belvidera lies un. rality which points out obscenities, and more der an error of another kind. Her very feafrequently makes than finds. There is no tures are not in consonance with the tenderness thing in Venice Preserved, as it is now acted, and softness which belong to the just concepwhich can injure or disgust any genuine feels | tion of Belvidera. Belvidera has all the weakings of modesty. The character of Pierre is in ) ness, the tenderness, the soft virtue, and simno way suited to Keible. Its characteristics ple direct feeling of a good and lovely woman. are a rough dignity and knotted strength, Her address, indeed, is occasionally very tra
gic; and sometimes, therefore, rises to eleva Mrs. Siddons and Kemble we never fail to dis. tion, by the mere circumstance of its excess. cover that ambitious care, and distinguishing In all these parts Mrs. Siddons was in her ele. mark of true genius, which, not content with ment. Nothing, we imagine, could be finer; copying the bare features of the original before but where the language, the sentiment, and them, like painters, call forth all their skill to the feeling, were merely those of conjugal give a finisbing to the piece, and join 10 the affection the amiable terrors of a virtuous resemblance which is found in nature, those wife lest her busband should be impelled, by strokes which enlarge and heighten every exbis distress, into infamy and crime, Mrs. Sid. cellence, and spread a fuller brightness over dons has here a task not fitted to her; she had every beauty. They deck nature with a splenthe obligation of being natural and familiar, did dress, and throw into her train a gay where nature bad given her the talents only to assemblage of well fancied circumstances, be great and majestic. As Pierre has no ele- which give a kind of surprise and novelty to gance, so Belvidera has no other majesty but almost every new character in which we see that of virtue, and no other dignity but that them. of a great inind, daring to act rightly in cir Up to Town.-On Monday, Nov. 11, was cumstances of extreme distress.
produced a new Opera, called Up to Town, by Measure for Measure..-On Wednesday, Mr. T. Dibdin. It was not successful; we Oct. 30, the Comedy of Measure for Measure shall therefore not cite the dead to trial, or was revived at this Theatre - This is not the scatter criticism upon extinguished ashes. time of day to criticise Shakespeare-He has We have no pleasure in throwing squibs after been so often tried, that he has been dismissed a bearse. Our kindness for its author makes from the assay-Measure for Measure is one of us regret the failure of a piece, which is im. those plays in which the genius of Shakespeare putable, not to his want of talents, but to the is circumscribed by the rules of severe art. precipitancy of his pen. In exactness, it is not inferior to a Greek tragedy; and its unities are so strictly pre
LYCEUM. served, tbat it would satisfy the phlegm of a
The Kiss -On Thursday, Oct. 31, was proFrench critic.-In addition to this obedience
duced at this Theatre a new Comedy, entitled to dramatic laws, it has all those graces and
The Kiss, a mame, as applied to this piece, withcbarms, that strength and nature, which the out any meaning. The Prologue announced warmest emulation has not been able to excel.
that this Comedy was after the style of BeauTo fine, it abounds with those beaming excel
mont and Fletcher, and aimed at that portrailences which strike and captivate the mind,
ture of manners which, w bether founded or and render irresistible the sentiments of pas
not in any just original, has so often pleased sion, wben delivered tbrough the lips of na
us in the ingenious fictions and sober elotural agents. Mrs. Siddons was, of course, the
quence of those writers. The plot had nothing Isabella of the play –Every performance of beyond the ordinary intricacy of a Romance, this lady fills us with a degree of melancholy, and though the Dramatis Personæ were distin. when we consider that it bastens ber to the guished by Spanish dames and habits, they term of her dramatic life.-A loss of this kind
bad nothing national or characteristic in their is indeed an eclipse of public pleasure.-Who manners, er in the action assigued to them.will not deplore the loss of an actress who has The plot, in truth, was nothing more than that so long adorned and dignified the stage; wlio of a Spanish Count, jealous without any cause, has so long been accustomed to fill us with who locks up bis wife, and treats her with admiration, to melt us into compassion, and great rigour, till at length a combination of subdue, us with terror. Mrs. Siddous' per circumstances gives a kind of plausibiiity to formance of Isabella had a solemn dignity, and bis jealousy.-Wit's this commences tie action 2 patural feeling, which impressed its fall of the piece-But as this was not enough fur force upon every heart. She was admirably the employment of three hours and a half, a supported by her brother in the Duke. In kind of underplot is interwoven, consisting of
the very ordinary circumstance of an avarici || Clarissa was such as our imaginatioa and our oas guardian, who confines a rich and lovely hopes, rather than our reasonable expectation, ward. This lady is seduced from his custody had anticipated. She performed it admirably, by an adventurous lover, who had first gained and sang with all the spirit and feeling of the access to his house in the disguise of a servant character. Such is the plot of the piece. We will ask what is there of novelty or ingenuity in all
'IVORKS IN THE PRESS. this? What, in short, is it but the old capital Mr. Davy is expected to publish the first of disguise and embarrassment, which has so volume of Elements of the Philosophy of Cholong formed the staple of novel writers. Why mistry, in the course of next month. the plot was laid in Spain we know not. - The Rev. Thomas Scott has nearly ready for There was nothing in the manners which re publication, in two octavo volunes, Remarks minded us of Spain any more than of England. on the Confutation of Calvinism, by Dr. Tomlo short, such was its poverty of invention, i line, Bishop of Lincoln. such its tameness, and total want of all faith John ! ilmot, Esq. will publish early is ful and vigorous delincation of men and man next month, the life of Bishop Hough, in royal ners; such was its inbred and congenial dul i quarto, with engravings. ness, that we endured it with great difficulty to R. Wharton, Esq. M. P. bas in the press, in its close.
a quarto volume, Roncesvalles, a Poem in Lionel and Clarissa.--An Opera has been re twelve books vived at this Theatre, the success of which is The Rev. G. F. Nott is printing the Poems equally honourable to the good foresight of | of Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, of Sir TboThe Managers and the good taste of the town.
mas Wyatt, the elder, and of uncertain AuThere are sot, indeed, two more pleasing thors, who flourished in the reign of Heary Operas in our language, than Lore in a Village the Eighth ; accompanied with Notes, critical aud Lionel and Clarissa, by Bickerstafi. It
historical, and biographical. was, therefore, with more than usual satis.
Mr. Thomas, of Warelinm, is preparing for faction that we attended the representation of
the press a History of King Solomon; in con. the latter, upon its revival. A most absurd
tinuation of his View of the Heathen Worship. but convenient opinion had been established
Dr. Watkins has in the press the Family by Author and Managers, and had eren passed Instructor, a new work in three duodecimo into the sufferance of the townIt was main.
volumes. tuined, truly, that good dialogue, a good plot, and goud music, were incompatible in an THE LATE LORD LYTTELTON.-Whilst Opera; that they impeded and ruined the
The World was in being, the house in wbich effect of each other; that the songs and music
Mr. Topham and I resided, in Beaufort-build. interrupted the progressive movement of the ings, was the constant resort of men of liteplot; and, either rendered the songs an in
rary character; and, among the number, we cumbrance, as breaking in upon the progress bad the pleasure of reckoning Miles Peter of the story, or destroyed the story, by render- Andrews, Esq. who had been the friend of Mr. ing such interruptions unnatural--Lionel and Topham from bis youth. I should not have Clarissa, and Lore in a l'illage, are the best introduced his name in these pages, it being answers to this imagiued impossibility. The somewhat extraneous to my subject, but to former is a fine manly play, and might stand' mention a circumstance that I heard from hinnon its legs, and shew a very good port, with self; which, as I ever knew him to be a man out the aid of fiddles and fagcleis. The cha. of veracity and strict honour, I have every racters are drawn with the hand of one who reason to believe irue; and as it explains some had natural originals in his eye, and wbo had circumstances respecting the death of the late genius and taste to seize what was humorous, Lord Lyttelton (Mr. Andrews's intimate comand separate it from what was minute and in-panion for several years), never before made significant. Mrs. Dickons' performance of li known to the public, it may not be uninterest
ing to my readers. A few nights previous to expected him on that day, said to him, “My Lord Lyttelton's demise (as mentioned in his Lord, you are at some of your tricks; go to biography attached to his Poems), soon after he || your bed, or I will throw something at you. had got into bed be saw a female at the foot of || The answer he returned was—"Itisall over wtth it, with a dove in her hand, and beautifully me, Andrews .'”—and instantly disappeared. As arrayed in white, who told him, in a very im there was a large clothes press at the foot of pressive manner, to prepare himself for death, | the bed, he conceived his Lordship had got as the third night from that, exactly at twelve into it, and rose to see; but he did not find o'clock, he should depart this life! His Lord. bim there. He next examined the night-bolt ship, who had ever led a very gay one, con on the door, and found it fast ; and he saw by ceiving that it was some female who had got the candle he bad not been long in bed, or he into the room, and had said so merely to jest || might otherwise have conceived it a dream. with bim, jumped out of bed; but to his
He rung his bell, and inquired of his servants astonishment, found the door fast, and no where Lord Lyttleton was ? they said they bad person in the room but bis valet, who was
not seen him. The night-gown was next'sought fast asleep in a recess, where he always lay. | for, and found in its usual place. Mr. AnGreatly alarmed at the circumstance, it made
drews knew not of his Lordship's death till a deep impression upon bim, and he deter
next day, when letters from London anmined to put off a visit he was to bave paid
nounced it to have taken placed exactly at Mr. Andrews that rery week; and the niglitewelve o'clock the night before. As must nawhich the spectre prescribed as his last, was
turally be supposed, the circumstance and the the very one he was expected to sleep at
loss of his friend made a very great impresDartford. On the fatal evening bis Lordship | son upon Mr. Andrews, and affected him for had several of bis friends about him, who
some months after, as be is positive to his amused themselves with looking at the family being awake at the time it happened, and of pictures till the hour of twelve o'clock ar
the appearance of the phantom. Upon taking rived. As some of them regarded it a pbantom
an impartial view of the business :The cirof his Lordship’s brain, they privately put the cum tances connected with Lord Lyttelton's clock forward a few minutes. As soon as it
death are on record, well authenticated by struck, he turned round to all who were about people of honour, veracity, and high rank, him, and said, “ You see I bave cheated the
and that he died at the exact hour of twelve, ghost !”–Upon which he went up to bed, and is beyond a doubt. With respect to Mr. Anbis valet brought him some trifling medicine || drews, he is a man of a strong mind, stored to take, but had forgotten a spoon to stir it; || with the most elegant accomplishments wbich he sent him down for one; and on his re literature, a refined education, and a good turn, found him actually a corps on the understanding could give it; bis character as bed! He looked at his Lordship's fine stop a man of honour and truth has never been im. watch, and found the hands exactly at the peached; while his ample fortune has placed stroke of twelve o'clock. Mr. Andrews finding him above the petty cavils or petty necessi. that his Lordship did not come down on
ties of chequered life; therefore, under such. the day he promised, which was the very | circunstavces, we can have no reason to susone on which he died, could not imagine the pect Mr. Andrews of telling any thing but reason of it, and had retired to rest somewhat what he really saw. But this I solemnly probefore twelve. He had not been long ly test; he mentioned the occurrence to me at ing down when the curtains at the foot of his own table, in his own house, and in the prethe bed were drawn open, and he saw his Lord sence of Mr. Topham. Whether Lord Lyttelship standing before him, in a large figured tou's death is to be attributed to a divine morniog-gown which always remained in the source or not, I cannot pretend to determine; house for his Lordship's sole use. Mr. An but inany people suppose, as he was found drews conceiving that his Lordship bad ar with his watch in bis hand after his dealb, rived after he had retired, as he so positively and by it, it was exactly twelve, the idea of the
No. XXV. Vol. IV.N.S.
time not being past which was ordained to of medium land, supporting sixty humau befinish bis existence gave bim sush a shockings and six horses, wheat will be wanting on as to cause bis immediate death from the
twenty acres, barley on at least twenty, oats fright. From Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. for the horses on ten, beans and peas for the Wells.
hogs, &c. on ten, and green crops or turnips, PRODUCE OF LAND FOR HUMAN Sus.
&c. on twenty, wheat fallow ten, horse pasTENANCE.--An acre of land in potatoes well
ture ten, sbeep ditto forty, and hay for horses managed, yields about three hundred busbels
and cows on thirty acres. A much greater of solb. each ; reducing twenty bushels for seed, \ population, indeed, may be supported on the the net produce is above ten tons. The average
same quantity of land with vegetable food and produce of an acre of wheat is three quarters, the produce of cows in milk, than with animal weighing 67lbs. per bushel, from which two diet and fermented liquors used as a beverage. and a half bushels must be deducted for seed. On the present plan of drinking so much malt Two sheep of 20lbs. a quarter each, are esti- || products, either as beer or gin, to twelve milmated to yield all the multon that can be ex lion of inhabitants in Britain, it would require pected from an acre of prime land; and as the forty-two millions of acres annually, in a state animals which furnish beef or pork grow faster of productive cultivation. than sheep, the quantity of animal food af. Love's TELEGRAPH.-If a gentleman wants forded by an acre may be isolbs. A good dairy a wife, he wears a ring on the first finger of the cow will yield 240lbs. of animal food per acre left hand; if he be engaged, be wears it on the annually; but the ox bears no comparison to second finger; if married, on the third; and the cow or the heifer in the net produce of || on the fourth if he never intends to be married. human sustenance. A healthy man who uses When a lady is disengaged, she wears a hoop much exercise and eats at pleasure, will con or diamond on the first finger; if engaged, she sume in bread a pound of four every day, and wears a hoop or diamond on the second finger; in the year the produce of one-third of an acre ; || if married, on the third; and on the fourth if in potatoes and other vegetables, the produce she iotends to die a maid. When a gentleman of half an acre; in animal food half a pound presents a flower, a fan, or a trinket, to a lady, each day, the full produce of an acre; in butter with the left hand, it is, on his part, an overand cheese, that of half an acre, and in malt ture of regard; should she receive it with the liquor, the produce of at least one acre of bar- | left band, it is considered as an acceptance of ley. Thus, supposing the land to be of good his esteem; but if with the right hand, it is a quality, it will require the produce of three refusal of the offer.-Thus, by a few simple acres for every male ; and allowing that of tokens, explained by rule, the passion of love two acres to be sufficient for every female, and is expressed; and through the mediu in of the that of one for every child beneath the age of | Telegraplı, the most diffident and timid man puberty, the average consumption will be two may, without difficulty, communicate his sen, acres per
head per annum. The number of timents of regard for a lady, and (in case his horses is about equal to one-tenth that offer should be declined) avoid experiencing of buman beings, and each borse consumes the mortification of an explicit refusal. the produce of three acres of good land; PANHARMONICON.-Of the many exhibi. hence ik irty persons and three borses will re- tions of human ingenuity displayed in this quire sixty-nine acres; but as these must be country, the Panharmonicon, invented by Mr. of the best land, it is calculated that one hun. J.Gurk, a native of Vienna, is certainly amongst dred and five acres of the average laud of the the most remarkable. Jo this machine, after kingdom are necessary to maintain thirty per seven years of unremitting labour, the artist sons and three horses, or three acres and a has succeeded in producing a complete selfhalf per head on the whole number of inha- | acting band of musical instruments the whole habi'auts. Hence, from these data it is in. of which are comprehended within a frame of ferred that, lo suit the present mode of liv. | about six feet in length, four feet in width, and ing, on a farm of two hundred and teu acres about wine feet in height. The appearance