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he sunk bis voice, and with a tone of “ The part of Octavian, which he suppressed feeling, and heart-break- frequently performed before his coming disappointment, repeated the ing to London, I also find in his own word :

band-writing, with notes on the opoli mnothing.'"

posite pages, pointing out the proper

gestures, and marking the tone with
Mr. Cooke's orthoëpy was ge. which each passage is to be pro-
nerally correct, yet he had fallen in nounced. I will present the reader
with a vile custom of turning the with an extract from it. It is to be
pronoun thy, into the article the. observed, that the lines are wrote
Thisis said to be Mr.Kemble's custom into one another, probably with a
likewise, and he has occasionally view, by removing one characteris-
been lashed for it, as well as for bis tic of verse, to avoid as much as
other singularities or affectations. possible, the danger of falling into
Some of our newspaper critics pointo the common sing-song of persons
ed out this impropriety to Mr. Cooke, reciting poetry.
but he had no notion that he, who
had come from the metropolis of

OCTAVIAN
England, should be schooled in his
native tongue by yankee scribblers,

A. 2d. Enter from the Cave. *
and he stuck to the the, though “' I cannot sleep! the leaves are
Shakspeare suffered for it--but newly pulled! and as my burn-
Shakspeare had little to forgive ing body presses them, their fresh,
Cooke

ness nocks my misery ; t that “ Mr. Cooke, at one period of his frets me! and then I could outlife, undoubtedly studied his pro- watch the Lynx ! 1-'tis dawn ! fession with great attention, and thou hot and rolling sun, I rise before took more than ordinary pains, to theel for I have twice thy scorching render himself perfect, not only flames withio me, and am more rest. in the worợs and general manner, less !-Now to seek my willow; that but in every minute movement of droops bis mournful head across the body, and inflection of voice, in those brook; he is my calendar- I'll score parts, from the just representation bis trunk with one more long, long of which celebrity was to be gained. day of solitude ! I shall lose count I have before me his part, written else in my wretchedness; and that with his own hand, of Sir Archy were pity - Ob, Octavian! where M'Sarcasm, in which be has care- are the times thy ardent nature fully scored the emphatic words, painted? when fortune smild upon with one, and sometimes two or thy lusty youth, and all was sunthree lines, according to their re- shine? when the look'd-for years) spective value and importance. were gaily deck'd with fancy's ima

• " A platform runs froin 2d entrance L. H. to the middle of the stage.mAt the termination, (the platform slopes to the stage,) a stump of a tree, with a board stretching to the R. -He rushes down, though faintly, to it; falls upon it, the right arm extended over the branch, the tull front to the audience--fter a proper recovery, begins, ' ļ cannot sleep,' &c.

t" Comes from platform.

i“ Quickly, to L. H.-afterwards as fancy directs, always remembering to keep the character in view.

$.“ A pause – recollection strikes forcibly, and the tender passions are aroused.

gery,

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gery, while the bigh blood run frolic accompanied by worth, generale in through thy veins, and boyhood little minds, seeing Mr. Cooke, who made thee sanguine?* let 'em had stopped to gaze at the pictures vanish!--f Prosperity's cheat! in the window of a print shop, sent Despair is honest, and will stick by his servant to desire him to turn mt steadily ;-I'll hug it!-will glut round that his lordship might view on't.- Why, the greybeard tore him. Astonishment first, and then her from me, even in my soul's fond indignation, filled the mind of dotage !-Oh! 'tis pastime now to Cooke. "Tell his lordship,' says see men tug at each other's hearts! he, that if he will step this way,

I fear not--for my strings are I'll show him what he never saw crack'd already !~$ I will go prowl when he looked in his mirror-the -|| but look, I meet no fathers--. face of a man.' now. willow-**Oh, Floranthel « On occasion of some offence

Erit. Ist. E. R.H. wbich be conceived agaipst the “ Before I take leave of my sub- people of Liverpool, he uttered this ject and my reader, let me record eloquent burst of invective. It is three unconnected, but characteris- a place accursed of heaven, and abtic anecdotes,

horrent to nature-their wealth is “ During one of his provincial the price of human misery; and engagements, Mr. Cooke had of there is not a brick in their houses fended the public, by disappointing that is not cemented with human or disgusting them, and on a follow blood.' ing night the audience was thin, ~ To conclude. All those high and the gentlemen in the boxes near and rare natural endowments, which the stage, by concert, turned their we have seen united in Mr. Cooke, backs on the scene when Cooke were obscured and marred by upcame He was dressed for fortunate circumstances in the early Falstaff, and immediately roticing portion of bis life, and by long conthis unusual appearance, and com- tinued habits of indulging those deprehending the intent, instead of basing propensities, which those unbeginning the part, he said in a fortunate circunıstances had genevoice sufficiently audible for those raied. Though his talents as an who were reproving him, ' Call you actor were obscured and lowered by this backing your friends! --a plague these causes, he still retained enough of such backing, I say.'

of the form impressed by the “boan“ When he was the object of the tiful goddess pature,' to stamp bim universal curiosity, soon after his in men's minds the legitimate succoming out in London, a certain cessor of Garrick: but these causes nobleman, filled with that insolence had made of him, as a man, a mass which rank and riches, when not of contradictions, not merely oppo

on.

* « The anger of grief.

t" The rage of despair, under, and at the conclusion of the present note, falls in front of the stage-a despairing satisfaction, with a proper pause.

" Recollection of his loss, and increased despair, grief and rage mingled.
$“ Sullen determination.
" A despairing threatening accent.

“ The satisfaction of gricf.
"* " The remembrance of all his former happiness."

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site, but in the extremes of opposi- latter, as more congenial to the
tion. With manpers the most ur- natural impulse, prevailing over the
bane, polished, and refined, and a former, to the utter exclusion of
mind delighting in the society of common sense or justice.
wit and reason, a large portion of

was George Frederick his life was passed in the haunts of Cooke; one among the very many vice, or in the solitude imposed by instances on record, of the insuffipoverty, or sickness, the consequen- sciency of talents, and genius, withces of voluntary madness; and that ont the aid of prudence, to procure benevolence which opened his heart happiness to their possessor, or to andhand, to relieve the distresses of his benefit mankind; otherwise than by fellow-creatures, was converted into the lesson which their deplorable the extremes of anxious parsimony, failure imparts for the instruction of or indiscriminate profusion: the others.”

MeMOIRS OF GUSTAVUS IV. of Sweden, AND OF THE SWEDISH

RevoLUTION.

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[From Dr. Thomson's Travels in Sweden.) EFORE I went to Sweden I king, and of his conduct during the

was strongly impressed with whole of his reign, which ať last a high opinion of the late King of brought the country into such a situaSweden, Gustavus Adolphus IV. as tion, ihat nothing but the revolution it had been drawn with so much could have saved Sweden from being zeal aod apparent truth in the divided between the Russians and British newspapers. I disapproved the Danes. of the Swedish revolution, and was “ Gustavus IV. possessed certain eager to learn the opinion entertain- qualities which gave him a resem, ed of it by well informed people in blance to Charles XII. the prince Sweden. 'I had many opportunities whose conduct he considered as a of conversing on the subject with model for his imitation. Like people of all ranks, both Swedes and Charles, he had an obstinacy of foreigners, who had the means of character so great, that it was imaccurate information on the subject, possible to induce him to alter any and no motive whatever to disguise resolution, however absurd or ridicutheir real sentiments. I found every lous, which he had once formed, person concur in the same opinion, even though it were demonstrated while the picture drawn of the con- to him by the clearest evidence that duct of Gustavus Adolphus was so persisting in it could lead only to different from what I had conceived disaster and ruin. Another quality from the statements in the English in which he resembled Charles XII. newspapers, that I was unwilling to was in his capacity of enduring cold, admit it, and I yielded only to the which was uncommonly great. He evidence of well authenticated facts. used to travel in the winter with Before I enter upon an account of only a slight covering, when his the revolution itself, it will be propei courtiers were trembling with cold to give a short account of the late under the load of two or three

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Memoirs of Gustavus IV. of Sweden, &c.
great coats and surtouts. But in all that the letters in the name of Nan
the eminent qualities wbich distin- poleon Buonaparte make out the
guished Charles XII. tbere was a number 666, which is the mark of
sad falling off in Gustavus IV. the beast.
Instead of that impetuous bravery, In consequence of this dis-
bordering on foolbardivess, which covery, he ordered the name of the
characterized Charles XII. and to French emperor in all the Swedish
which at last he fell a sacrifice, newspapers to be always printed N.
Gustavus IV. was an absolute coward, Buonaparte, and as the real reason
and, though exceedingly fond of mi- of this whimsical charge was con.
litary glory, too timid to venture 10 cealed by bis ministers, it excited
appear at the head of his troops. considerable curiosity in the country,
Instead of that comprehensiveness and nobody was able to explain it in
of plan, and that celerity and steadi- a satisfactory pander.

He easily
ness of execution, which distin- persuaded himself that he was the
guished Charles XII. and to which person destined by heaven to over.
he owed in a great measure bis suc- turn the dominion of the beast, and
cess, Gustavus IV. never attempted that the verse in the 6th chapter of
to form any plan wbatever; and by the Revelation, which is as follows,
frittering down his army into small applied to himself:
detachments, and leaving them * And I saw and bebold a white
totally unsupported by each other, horse; and he that sat on him bad
and to contend with forces more a bow, and a crown was given unto
than double their own numbers, he him: and he went forth conquering
always rendered success impossible. and to conquer.'
Instead of defending his own fron- “ Gustavus IV. possessed some
tiers, he left them defenceless to the skill as a practical painter. At
invading enemy, while the wbole of Gripsholm he drew a picture of
his attention was turned to romantic himself seated upon a white horse,
scheines, altogether beyond the and trampling the beast under bis
power of his resources to realize. feet. So firmly was he convinced
He had early become the submissive of the truth of all these predictions,
votary of religion, or more accu- that he thought nothing more was
rately speaking, of superstition, and necessary than to refuse to treat
during his travels in Germany he with Buonaparte. No preparations
got hold of a commentary on the ou his part would be requisite to
Revelation, by a man of the name of enable him to fulfil the intention of
Jung, which, thougb originally writ- heaven. Wlien besieged in Stralsund
ten in German, bad been translated by a French arıny, he expected the
into Swedish. This book became visible interposition of an angel in
the subject of his assiduous study; his behalf. But when this angel,
the opinions which it contained who was to be four German miles in
were implicitly adopted, and regu- height, did not appear, and the
lated all his conduct. The second French batteries were nearly com-
beast described in the 13th chapter pleted, he thought it requisite to
ot' the Revelation, whose power was attend to his own salety, and retreat
to be but of short duration, was con- to the Island of Rugen.
sidered by him as Buonaparte; he- « One of the greatest faults of
cause some commentator had shown Gustavus IV. was a total disregard

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to the sufferings and frelings of his papers, and had threatened to declare subjects. All oppressions, and all war against that powerful kingdom. toils and hardships he conceived Notwithstanding this disposition, he them as bound to endure without very nearly quarrelled at the same murmuring, and seemed to con- time with the Emperor of Russia, sider them as created for no other because the person sent with the purpose than to fulfil his sovereign badge of the order of the Seraphim will and pleasure. His own notion which had been worn by the emof inilitary tactics, like tbat of some peror Paul, was not of a rank suffiother princes, was that it consisted ciently elevated; and because Gusin nothing else than regulating the tavus insisted upon painting with the military uniforms: this was with Swedish arms that half of the bridge him a point of such importance, of Aborrfors which was on the that when the supplementary troops Russian side. But this last quarrel were raised, he spent the greatest was fortunately got over, and Guspart of a year in devising the shape tavus entered keenly into the first of their coats, while, in the inean coalition against France after the time, the poor recruits were left so breaking out of the present war beentirely without every means of tween France and Great Britain. comfort that many actually died of The King of Sweden at the head of cold and hunger.

25,000 Swedes, and 15,000 Russians, “Let us now take a short view was to attack Holland. But after a sum of the way in which he conducted of money had been given him by the the war against France, and after- British ministry, Gustavus very neara wards against Russia and Denmark. ly broke off from the coalition, beThis will lay open his conduct as cause they would not declare that far as the welfare of his country was the object of the war was the restoconcerned, and shew clearly the ne- ration of the Bourbons to the throne . cessity of a revolution, in order to pre- of France; but bis eagerness for war serve any rempant of their country. induced him, at last, to wave this

“ After the murder of the Duke scruple, and to proceed without any d'Enghein, and the coronation of specific declaration. Buonaparte as Emperor of France, A subsidiary treaty was conthe King of Sweden returned the cluded with Great Britain, and the insignia of the order of the black King of Sweden with about 25,000 Eagle with which he had been de- troops, Swedes and foreigners, encorated by the King of Prussia, be- camped in Pomerania, and issued a

cause that monarch had acknow. pomipous proclamation. The King ledged the title of Napoleon, and of Prussia being still irresolute, Gushad eyen bestowed upon him the tavus sent a preremptory letter to order of the black eagle. This step him by Count Lövenhjelm, desiring produced a coolness between these to know his intentions, and informiwo kings, afterwards productive of ing him, that a Russian and Swedish the most disastrous effects during army was going to take possession the subsequent war in Germany. of Hanover. It is said that the EmMeanwhile he had recalled his am- peror of Russia, who was tben at bassador from Paris, had prohibited Berlin, had just induced the King of the introduction of French news- Prussia to enter into his views. The

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