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charge, is so impatient to see his in chains.--He now flies to his milmistress, before he sets out on his tress, who receives him with open expedition against Nigromant, that arms; but whilst he is thus seemhe gives up his wand io Tycho, and ingly made happy after all his toils, repeats the same charge over to a messenger delivers him a letter, him.-Tycho, roused by curiosity demanding his promise from Greto have some conversation with the nelda, “ of doing whatever she deconfined fpirits severally, enquires fired.". Disturbed at this interrupthe causes of their confinement; tion of his happiness, Camilla apwhen after diverting himself with parently grows jealous, and leaves the characters of a Jew, an attor- him to put his constancy and honour ney, a poet, a Itatelman, and an to the proof, by once more personactress, his senses are so charmed ating. Grenelda, and claiming his by the harmony of two female fpi- affections under the general prorits, that he falls fast asleep, and mise of " doing whatever the delets drop the wavd. The conse- fired.”-She accordingly appears in quence of this is, the spirits all that character, when he absolutely break loose, and dance round Ty. refuses, upon any condition whatcho in thunder and lightning.
ever, to forfeit his first affections. Hearing this, Bonoro Aies with Camilla, being now convinced vengeance to his son, who is tak- of his valour, constancy, and hoing leave of Camilla : but upon nour, joyfully throws off the malk, her throwing the blame on herself, acknowledges him as her molt dehe generously forgives him.-Here serving husband, and their hands the lovers take a tender adieu ; af. are joined by Bonoro.-After which, ter which Floridor and Tycho set the whole is concluded by a grand out on their expedition ; but they chorus. are scarcely engaged in their fisit The Prologue was well spoken onset, when the confined fpirits, by Mr. Palmer, in the character of let loose by Tycho's indiscretion, Christmas, represented as a venego over to Nigromant's afliltance, rable old man, encircled with mincand by their spells wrest from Flori. ed pies and evergreens ; a collar of dor his sword and buckler. Dir. brawn for his cap, and a carving tracted at this circumstance, he is knife for his sword, preceded by a met by Camilla, disguised under number of cooks, iwo of whom the character of Grenelda, an old carry across the stage a firloin of woman, who promises to recover beef, to the tune of o! the Roast him his arms,“ provided he will Beef of Old England ! do whatever the desires.”—The love The whole merit of this enterof his mistress, and of glory, makes tainment, which is fathered by Mr. bim readily accede to this treaty, Garrick, who has pilfered it from when instantly, by her skill, the a French comic opera, called, Niscene changes, and discovers his nette ou Cours, consists in the sword and buckler hanging upon a scenery. From the sketch we have tree ; after which she disappears. given of the fable, the reader will
Gaining fresh courage by this perceive, that its improbability and recovery, Floridor attacks Nigro. absurdity places it beneath all crimant in his palace, surrounded by ticism. À few of the airs were a sea of fire ; and after exerting pleasing; but in general they were prodigies of valour, defeats him, heavy, too long, and were far from and binds him and his infernal train being novel.
ther disguising him as a woman, COVENT GARDEN. under the name of Pyrrha, and
placing him in the royal family of ON Thursday the 16th ult. the Lycomedes, king of Scyros, in or. Opera called, Achilles in Petticoats, der to prevent her fon from going originally written by the celebrated to the Trojan war. Mr. Gay, about forty years fince, Considered as a dramatic perfora and printed among his dramatic mance, this opera, though the propieces, was revived at this theatre, duction of Gay, is, in our opiniwith no very essential changes from on, very dull, tedious, and infipid; that piece, the chief alterations and the music, tho' composed by confisting of abridgment and tranf. Dr. Arne, was not equal to any of position. The fable is founded on that great master's late essays of a the circumstance of Achilles's mo similar kind.
The following Letter cannot but gratify many of our curious Readers. It ne
ver reached Luther's Hand by Reason of bis Death; but it shows that Calvin was in perfect Charity with him. The Original is in the Library
of Geneva, and has never before been printed. Excellentisimo Chriftianæ Ecclefiæ Paflori Dominn, Doctori Martino Luthero, patri mibi plurimum observando, 12 Kal. Feb. 1545, S.
UM Gallos noftros viderem offenfionibus, mundi invidiam fuad fidei lanitatem reducti erant, ni- folo voluntarium adire exilium ; iis hil tamen de confessiore nutare, difficultatibus retinentibus, quoac proinde fe polluere facrilegiis minus certi quid conftitutum ha. papiftarum, ac fi nullum" veræ doc. beni, alias tuin rationes et quidem trinæ guftum haberent; temperare speciosas obtendunt; sed quibus mihi non potui, quin tantam hanc appareat, prætextum qualemcunfocordiam ficuti, meo judicio, me que ab ipfis quæri. (æterum quia rebatur, acriter reprehenderem, fufpenfi quodammodo hæfitant, qualis enim hæc fides. quæ incus tuom judicium audire desiderant, in animo fepulta nullam in fidei quod ut meritò revenrentur, ita confeffionem erumpit ? qualis reli- illis magnæ confirmationis loco erit. gio, quæ sub idololatriæ simulati- Me ergo, rogarunt, ut certum nun. one fepulta jacet? Verum argu. cium datâ operâ ad te mitterem, mentum hic tractandum not suici- qui responsum super hac re tuum ad pio, quod libellis duobus copiofe nos referret Ego vero quia et ipfum prosecutus : unde, fi obiter forum magnopere ir.teresse puta -. eos conspicere moleftum non erit, bam, quâ authoritate adjuvari, ne tum quid fentiam, tum quibus im- fic perpetuo Auctuentur, et quia pulfus rationibus ita sentiam, me- mihi etiam ipfi ultro expetendum sius perspicies. Horum vero lec- id fuit, negare illis nolui quod portione nonnulli ex noftris homini- culabant. Nunc ego, Pater in Dobus expergefacti, cum antea fecuri mino, plurinum observande, per dormirent altum fomnum, cogitare Christum te obteftos, hoc ut tædi. cæperunt, quidnam fibi agendum um meâ et ipforum causâ devorare foret ; sed quia durum eft, vel non graveris, primum ut epiftolam, omilla ratione sui vitam exponere, eorum nomine scriptam, libellofque periculo vel concitatis hominum
meos tanquam per casum otiofis ho
ris percurras, vel legendi negotium longe præftaret, non de hac quæfalicui demandes qui tibi fummam tione modò, sed et de aliis etiam referat, deinde ut fententiam tuam tecum coram agere. Verum quod paucis verbis refcribas. Invitus hic in terris non datur, brevi, fpeequidem facio, ut tibi inter tot tam ro, in segno Dei nobis continget. graves tamque varias occupationes Vale, clarifime, viz. præstantisime hanc moleftiam exhibeam ; sed quæ Christi minister, ac pater mihi tua eft æquitas, cum, nonnisi ne- femper honorande, Dominus te ceflitate coactus, id faciam, veni- fpiritu suo gubernare pergat usque am te mihi daturum confido. Uri- in finem, in commune ecclesiæ fuæ Dam iftuc mihi, quo faltem ad pau- bonum. 12 Calend. Februar. 1545. cas horas tuo congressu fuerer, li. JOANNES CALVINUS tuus. ceret adrolare; mallem enim et
To ibe most excellent Pafior in Chrift's Church, Doctor Martin Luther, my
mofi honoured Father, Health.
AVING observed, that almost ing given offence to our brethren,
all our French, who have left or to quit our fortunes, and underthe darkness of Popery for the true go a voluntary banishment from faith, have yet made no alteration our native country and friends ; in their confessions, and thereby moved by these difficulties, many continue to pollate themselves with are hindered from entertaining any the sacrilegious idolatries of Pope- positive resolution, and, for this Ty, as if they never had any taste backwardness, they offer some, and or knowledge of the true doctrine ; those specious reasons ; though it I could not refrain from blaming is very apparent, that they lay such sloth and negligence, in the themselves out to find out specious sharp manner which I thought it to pretences for this purpose: but, as justly deserved; for what can I at- they acknowledge that they have tribute to that faith, which, lying many doubts, they wilh to have buried in the mind, produces no your opinion upon this point; and, confeffion? or to that religion, as they deservedly entertain the which lies buried under the appear- greatest reverence for you, your ance of idolatry! But I do not opinion will have very great weight propose to discuss this point now, with them. They have, therefore, having already treated that matter entreated the favour of me to send at large in two books, where you a particular messenger to you, who wil more clearly fee my opinion, may bring back to us your answer if the reading of those books would to this point: and I knowing how not give you too much trouble. highly it concerns them to be alifThe reading of them has alreadyed by your opinion, in order to rehad a good effect upon some here, move those doubts under which who before were entirely regardless they at present labour, and because of this matter, and set upon confi- I should have done this upon my. dering what was to be done. But own particular account, had they because it is a matter of great diffi. not desired it, I could by no means culty, regardless of our own inter- refuse to comply with their request. eft, to expose our lives to danger, Now, therefore, my most hoof to bicas the imputation of hav. roured father, I beseech you, by
Jesus Christ, that you will not re felf with the hopes of your pardon.
Your own JOHN CALVIN.
Feb. 12, 1545.
To the Editor of the HiBERNIAN MAGAZINE.
G A L L A N T R Y.
seems nevertheless to be a serious is obtained, abandoning her to mi-
Hence proceed the many ruinous has injured, is worse than a mur. intrigues that have been carried on derer and a savage; and were the with the daughters of private fami- uerzolt severity the lenient laws of lies, who have been undone by their this country allow of to fall upon credulity; and hence the number of hin, he would be far from receive divorces which fill the fcandalous ing the punilhment due to his crimes chronicle of the times.
im being rewarded accordThe man who seduces a virgin by ing to his deserts. false pretences, and laying snares Yes all this, and more, if more
could be, is perfectly compatible aim; and that if there is any enwith the spirit of a man of Gallan- couragement given them, they will try: nay, all this is no more than betray her first, and expose her afis generally expected from him, if terwards. be acts up to that character : liis, As to married women, strictly in short, his conftant practice to speaking, it is scarcely blameless in accumulate infamy, which he has them to listen to what otherwise the audacity to pass for gallantry; might be deemed only innocent triand he would think himself autho- fing. But to barely admit one of rised to call any one to a strict ac thele gallants to her company is to count who should question his ho- forfeit her claim, if not to Virtue, nour, though he is violating it. e. at least to Reputation. Can any very day – What must we think of one suppose, if it had not been for such a wretch ? and how criminal this absurd prejudice in favour of is it in any to approve of such a gallantry, that so many females conduct?—Yet that this is too much who stood conspicuous in high life the case, common experience evinc- would have sacrificed at once virtue es ; and that these men of Gallan- and conscience, and become a prey try are admitted into all compa to loose desires ? We had not elle nies, and even distinguished by fe. heard of the crimes of a G-5, a males of reputation on account of L-s, or a Cn, which their Spirit, as it is termed; and flaunt it in the face of day, togethus are countenanced from that ther with others, though not so pubvery quarter from whence they lic, yet not less certain, which dirought to meet with the greatest dil- grace the characters of the present couragement.
age. It would be well if, instead of In effect, Sir, it appears that this soch treatment, these gentry were spirit of gallantry is one of the excluded from the general conver worst that ever prevailed in this nasation of society, and reduced to tion. It is said to have been origiDhew their gallantry amongst the nally derived from our neighbours nymphs of Covent Garden, for the the French. If we can import nomeridian of which gallant place it thing better from the Continent, is certainly best calculated.
it were better we had done without Wherever there is a chaile vir- their aslistance : as it is, every sengin, the should shun the company fible person must perceive that it is of hese men, as the would a con. productive of the worst consequentagious disorder ; the should avoid ces; and amongst all our changes every kind of connexion with them, of fashion, one of the best that could however seemingly innocent; as be adopted in this country would being convinced, that whatever ap- be, that of excluding this exotic pearance such men may put on, in from amongst us. order to serve their particular pur
W. pole, her ruin is their principal
AN EFFECTUAL CURE FOR THE STONE OR GRAVEL.
S this is the season for making ble efficacy in that dreadful disor
a jelly of Blackberries, it is der of the gravel and stone.—A our duty to communicate the fol- Gentleman, who for many years lowing account of its very remarka was afflicted with this terrible com