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vilege of being present at any exhibition the walls unto the inner (court), had this wine. The fifth pair had each a fair large which should be prepared for the Queen. music maintained from them very delect- tray, strewed with fresh grass* ; and in Laneham understood the French, Span- ably, while her highness all along this tilt them conger, burt, mullet, fresh herrings, ish, Dutch, and Latin languages, which yard rode unto the inner gate, next the oysters, salmon, crevis, and such like,

On the he says, now and then stand me in good of the Lake, (famous in King Arthur's sixth pair of posts were set two ragged stead? There have been several copies book) with two nymphs waiting upon her, staves of silver, as my lord gives them in of Laneham's letter printed; and the arrayed all in silks, awaited her highness's his arms, beautifully glittering of armour, present improved edition has been taken coming : from the midst of the pool, thereupon depending bows, arrows, from a careful collation of the best, with where, upon a moveable island, bright spears, shield, head-piece, gorget, corssuch revisions and improvements as blazing with torches, she floated to land, lets, swords, targets, and such like, for might best qualify it for general read and met her Majesty with a well-penned Mars' gifts, the god of war. And the apt, ing. Indeed this was necessary, for metre and matter after this sort : (viz.] lier (methought) was it that those ragged Lanehain's sentences are often so meta. had been owners of the same e'en till this as well because these staves by their tines

First, of the ancestry of the castle, who staves supported these martial presents, phorical, or constructed of such singu, day, most always in the hands of the Earls seem naturally meet for the bearing, of lar expressions, that they would lead of Leicester; how she had kept this lake arınour, as also that they chiefly in this the plain and general reader to doubt since King Arthur's days; and now, un place might take upon them the principal what was his true meaning:

derstanding of her highness's hither com- protection of her highness's person, that In our review of · Kenilworth,' we ing, thought it both her office and duty so benignly pleased her to take barbour. stated that the festivities given by the in humble wise to discover her and her on the seventh posts, the last and next Earl of Leicester on the Queen's visit estate ; offering up the same, her lake, to the castle, where there pight two fair were passed over very slightly; Lane- and power therein, with proinise of repair bay branches of four feet high, adorned ham has, however, given an ample de to thank this lady, and to add withall: nets, flutes, recorders, and harps, as the

unto the court. It pleased her highness on all sides with lutes, viols, shalms, cor. tail of them, which we shall briefly notice.

“ We had thought indeed the lake had presents of Phæbus, the god of music, for

been ours, and do you call it yours now ? rejoicing the mind, and also of physic, Queen Elizabeth, on visiting Kenil- Well, we will herein commune more with for health to the body.' worth, was met at some distance from you hereafter."

Music and fireworks closed this the castle by a sybil.comely clad in a • This pageant was closed up with a day's proceedings. On the following pall of white silk,' who pronounced a delectable harmony of hautboys, shalms, day (Sunday), the morning was occuproper poesy in English rhyme and cornets, and such other loud music, that pied in divine service, and preaching metre: of effect, how great gladness

held on while her Majesty pleasantly so her goodness' presence brought to eve.

at the parish church;' the afternoon passed from thence toward the castlegate ; whereunto, from the base-court,

in excellent music of sundry sweet ry stead where it pleased her to come,

a dry valley cast into a good instruments, and in dancing of lords and especially now into that place form, there was framed a fair bridge of and ladies and other worshipful dethat had so long longed after the same.' twenty feet wide, and seventy feet long, grees:'On reaching the next gate, (à porter gravelled for treading, railed on either * At night Jate, as though Jupiter the tall of person, big of limb, and stern part with seven posts on a side, that stood last night had forgot for business, or forof countenance, wrapped Also all in twelve feet asunder, thickened between borne for courtesy and quiet, part of his silk, with a clubapd keys of quantity ac

with well-proportioned turned pillars. welcome unto her highness appointed, cording, had a roughspeech, full of pas- two comely square wire cages, three feet moderately (as mortals do) with a warn

• Upon the first pair of posts were set now entering at the first into his purpose sions, in metre aptly made to the pur- long, and two feet wide; and high in ing piece or two, proceeding on with inpose. After first hesitating to give ad-thein live bitterns, curlews, shovelers, crease, till at last the Altitonant [i. e. mission, le proclaims' open gates and bernshaws, godwits, and such like dainty High 'Thunderer,] displays me his main Free passage to all, yields up his club, birds, of the presents of Sylvanus, the god power; with blaze of burning darts flyhis keys, his office, and all, and on his of fowl. On the second pair two greating to and fro, leams of stars coruscant, knees humbly prays pardon of his ig- silvered bowls, featly apted to the pur- streams and hail of fiery sparks, lightning norance and impatience, which her pose, filled with apples, pears, cherries, of wildfire on water and land, light and Highness graciously granting

filberds, walnuts, fresh upon their branch- shooting of thunderbolts, all with such

es, and with oranges, pomegranates, le continuance, terror, and vehemency, that • He caused his trumpeters that stood mons, and pippins, all for the gifts of Po the heavens thundered, the waters surged, upon the wall of the gate, there to sound mona, goddess of fruits. The third pair the earth shook, and in such sort surely, up a tune of welcome; which, beside the of posts, in two such silvered bowls, had as had we not been assured that the fulnoble noise, was so much the more plea- (all in ears green and old) wheat, barley, minant deity was all hot in amity, and sant to behold, because these trumpeters, oats, beans, and pease, as the gifts of Ce could not otherwise testify his welcome being six in number, were every one eight res. The fourth post, on the left hand, in untu her highness, it would have made feet high, in due proportion of person be- a like silvered bowl, had grapes in clus- me for my part, as hardy, as I am, very side, all in long garments of silk suitable, ters, white and red, gracitied with their vengeably afraid. This ado lasted until each with his silvery trumpet of five feet vine leaves: the match post against it had the midnight was passed, that it seemed Jong, formed taper-wise, and straight from a pair of great white silver livery pots for well with me soon after, when I found me the upper part unto the lower end, where wine : and before them two glasses of in my cabin.' the diameier was sixteen inches over; good capacity, filled full; the one with On the Monday, the Queen went to and yet so tempered by art, that being. white wine, the other with claret, so fresh the chace at five o'clock in the evening, very easy to the blast, they cast forth no of colour, and of look so lovely, smiling when the bart was killed, a goodly greater noise, nor a inore unpleasant sound to the eye of many, that by my faith mefor time and tune, than any other com- thought, by their leering, they could have deer,' but this did not terminate the mon trumpet, be it never so artificially found in their hearts, (as the evening was

sport:-formed. These harmonious blasters, from hot,) to have kissed them' sweetly and

For about nine o'clock, at the hither the foreside of the gate, at her highness' thought it no sin : and these were the po- * In the other early copy “strewed a little entrance, where they began walking upon (tencial presents of Bacchus, the god of with fresh grass."

part of the chase, where torch light at- by answers thus to utter all. And I shall house) before the bride, Cicely, with set. tended, out of the woods, in her majes- tell you, Master Martin, by the mass, of countenance and lips so demurely sim. ty's return, there came roughly forth a mad adventure-As this savage, for the pering, as it had been a mare cropping of Hombre Salvagio [i. e. a savage man,] more submission, broke his tree asunder, a thistle. After these, a lovely looberwith an oaken plant plucked up by the and cast the top from him, it had almost worts, freckle-faced, red-headed, clean roots in his hand, himself foregrown all in light upon her highuess's horse's head; trussed in his doublet and his hose, taken moss and ivy; who, for personage, ges, whereat he startled, and the gentleman up now indeed by commission, for that ture, and utterance beside, countenanced much dismayed. See the benignity of he was loath to come forward, for reverthe matter to very good liking; and had the prince: as the footmen looked well ence belike of his new cut canvas doubspeech to this effect :- That continuing to the horse, and he of generosity soon let; and would by his good will have so long in these wild wastes, wherein oft calmed of himself - No hurt, no been but a gazer, but found to be a meet had he fared both far and near, yet hurt," quoth her highness. Which words, actor for his office; that was to bear the happed he never to see so glorious an as- I promise you, we were all glad to hear, bride-cup, formed of a sweet sucket barsembly before: and now cast into great and took them to be the best part of the rel, a fair turned foot set to it, all seemly grief of mind, for that neither by himself play.'

besilvered and parcell gilt adorned with a could he guess, por knew where else to Hunting, bear-baiting, &c., occu- beautiful branch of broom, gaily begilded be taught, what they should be, or who pied the succeeding days of the first for rosemary: from which two broad bare estate. Reports, some had be heard week until the Sunday, when there was bride-laces of red and yellow buckram of many strange things, but broiled there-a fruitful sermon in the forenoon." begilded, and gallantly streaming by such by so much the more in desire of know. In the afternoon, “a solemn bridal of this gentle cup-bearer had his freckled

wind as there was, for he carried it aloft : ledge. Thus, in great pangs, bethought he, and called he upon all his familiars a proper couple was appointed,' which and companions, the fawng, the satyrs, the gives so good a picture of the rural ed, as he went, by the busy fies, that nymphs, the dryades, and the hamadry- festivities of the times, and is so quaint- Hocked about the bride-cup, for the ades ; but none making answer, whereby ly described, that we cannot forbear sweetness of the sucket that it savoured his care the more increasing, in utter grief quoting it:

of; but he, like a tall fellow, withstood and extreme refuge, called he aloud at *First, all the lusty lads and bold ba- their malice stoutly-see what manhood last after his old friend Echo, that he wist chelors of the parish, suitably habited may do-beat them away, killed them by would hide nothing from him, but tell every wight, with his blue buckrain bride- scores, stood to his charge, and marched him all, if she were here. “ Here” (quoth lace upon a branch of green broom (be-on in good order. Echo.) “Here, Echo, and art thou there?” cause rosemary is scant there) tied on his

• Then followed the worshipful bride, (says he) “ Ah ! how much hast thou re- left arm, for on that side lies the heart ; led, after the country manner, between lieved my careful spirits with thy courtesy and his alder pole for a spear in his right two ancient parishioners, honest towns, onward. Ay me, good Echo, here is a hand, in martial order ranged on afore, men. But a stale stallion and a well marvellous presence of dignity; what are two and two in a rank : some with a hat, spread (hot as the weather was,) God wot, they,, pray thee, who is sovereign, tell some in a cap, some a coat, some a jerkin, and ill-smelling was she: thirty years me, I beseech thee, or else how might I some for lightness, in doublet and hose, old,of colour brown-bay, not very know?” “I know,” (quoth she.) “Know- clean trussed with points afore ; some beautiful indeed, but ugly, fout, and fillest thou ?" says he; “marry, that is ex- boots and no spurs, this spurs and no

fivored; yet marvellous fond of the of. ceedingly well : Why then, I desire thee, boots, and he again neither one nor other: fice, because she heard say she should heartily show me what majesty, for no one had a saddle, another a pad or a pan: dance before the Queen, in which feast mean degree is it) have we here: a King, nel fastened with a cord, for girths were she thought she would foot it as finely as or a Queen?" "A Queen !” (quoth geazon: and these, to the number of six- the best. Well, after this bride there Echo.) “A Queen!” says he, pausing; teen wights, riding men and well beseen: came, by two and two, a dozen damsels and wisely viewing awhile," now full but the bridegroom foremost in his fa- for bride-mnaids, that for favour, attire, certainly seems thy tale to be true.” ther's tawny worsted jacket, (for his for fashion and cleanliness, were as meet And proceeding by this manner of dia- friends were fain that he should be a for such a bride as a tureen ladle for a logue, with an earnest beholding her high- bride-groom before the Queen) a fair porridge-pot: more, but for fear of carryness awhile, recounts he, first, how justly straw hat with a capital crown, steeple. ing all clean, had been appointed, but that former

reports agree with his present wise on his head ; a pair of harvest gloves these few were enough. sight, touching the beautiful lineaments on his hands, as a sign of good busbandry;

* As the company in this order, were of countenance, the comely proportion of a pen and ink-horn at his back, for he come into the court, marvellous were the body, the princely grace of presence, the would be kuown to be book ish : lame of martial acts that were done there that day. gracious gifts of nature, with the rare and a leg that in his youth was broken at foot- The bride-groom, for pre-eminence, had singular qualities of both body and mind ballo; well beloved of his mother, who the first course at the quintain, and broke in her majesty conjoined, and so apparent lent him a new muffler for a napkin, that his spear with true hardiment; but his at eye. Then shortly rehearsing Satur- was tied to his girdle for losing it. It was mare in her manege did a little so tituday's acts, of Sybil's salutation; of the no small sport io mark this minion in his bate, that much ado had his manhood to porter's proposition ; of his trumpeter's full appointment, that, through good tui sit in his saddle, and escape the foil of a music ; of the lake lady's oration, and oftion, became as formal in his action as fall; with the help of his hand, yet he rethe seven gods' seven presents, he report- had he been a bride-groom indeed; with covered himself, and lost not bis stirrups, ed the incredible joy that all estates in this special grace by the way, that ever (for he had none to his saddle,) had no the land have always of her highness as he would have framed to himself the hurt as it happened, but only that his wheresoever she came; ending with pre- better countenance, with the worst face girth burst, and lost his pen

and ink-horn, sage and prayer of perpetual felicity, and he looked.

which he was ready to weep for : but his with humble subjection of him and his, • Well, sir, after these horsemen, a handkercher, as good hap was, found he and all that they may do... After this sort lively morrice-dance according to the an. safe at his girdle. that cheered him somethe matter went, with little difference, I cient manner : six dancers, maid-marian, what, and had good regard it should not guess, saving, only in this point, that the and the fool. Then three pretty pucelles, be soiled. For though heat and cold had, thing which I here report in unpolished as bright as a breast of bacon, af thirty upon sundry occasions, made him someprose, was there pronounced in good me years old a-piece; that carried three spé- times to sweat, and sometimes rheumatic, tre and matter, very well endited in cial spice-cakes of a bushel of wheat (they * The other early copy reads "thirty-five rhyme. Echo finely framed, most aptly, I had by measure, out of my lord's bake-years old.”

yet durst he be bolder to blow his nose

ABSENCE OF MIND, and wipe his face with the flappet of his Original Communications. father's jacket, than with his mother's

La Fontaine.-Wber this poet went muffler: 'tis a goodly matter, when youth THE BURIAL SERVICE. are mannerly brought up, in fatherly love

to Versailles, to present his Fables to and motherly awe.

To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. the King, it appeared, after he had deNow, sir, after the bride-groom had Sir, Of all the formula of the Li-livered a very good address, that he made his course, ran the rest of the band turgy of the Church of England, there had forgotten the book. awhile in some order ; but soon after, tag is no part of it so grand and sacred as

Lessing.-The justly celebrated and rag, cut and long tail: where the spe-| the burial service; none so truly im- Lessing was frequently very absent. cialty of the sport was, to see how some

pressive, or so well calculated to ex. Having missed money at different for their slackness had a good bob with cite religious feelings in the human times without being able to discover would topple down-right, and come down heart. For this reason, I think it wor- who took it, he determined to put the tumbling to the post. Some striving so thy of the special consideration of the honesty of his servant to a trial, and much at the first setting out, that it seem- highest dignitaries of its establishment, left a handful of gold on his table. ed a question between the man and the to make an erratum for the following

Of course you counted it,' said one beast, whether the course should be made sentence, which is said by the priest,

of his friends. Counted it,' said on horseback or on foot; and put forth in sure and certain hope of the resur. Lessing; rather embarrassed, .no; I with the spurs, then would run bis race rection,' &c.

forgot that.' by as among the thickest of the throng, that down came they together, hand orer

In a public sale, there was a book As a member of the religion of this

desirous of head. Another, while he directed his country, I do not think it right that which Lessing was very

poscourse to the quintain, his jument would there should not be some distinction sessing. He gave three of his friends, carry him to a mare among the people ; made between a truly good man and a

at different tiines, a commission to buy so bis horse was as amorous as himself notoriously wicked man. The above it at any price. They accordingly bid adventurous. Another, too, would run sentence is twice said at the grave, and, against each other till they had got as and miss the quintain with his staif, and in addition to its repetition, We give far as, ninety crowns; there having hit the board with his head. Many such frolicsome games were

thee hearty thanks for that it hath been no other bidder after it had reachthere among these riders ; who, by and out of the miseries of this sinful world, thought it best to speak to the others,

pleased thee to deliver this our brother ed ien crowns. Happily, one of them be afterwards upon a greater coverage beseeching thee that it may please thee, when it appeared that they had all ther. There to see the stern countenances, of thy gracious goodness, shortly to been bidding for Lessing, whose forthe grim looks, the courageous attempts, accomplish the number of thine elect,' getfulness, in this instance, cost him the desperate adventures, the dangerous &c,

eighty crowns. curvets, the fierce encounters, whereby Would it not be more appropriate

An absent man dining with a genthe buff at the man, and the counterbuff to omit such incongruities, or so to tleman and his sister, the latter fainted at the horse, that both sometimes came amend the Liturgy as to give it a more at tables which our blunderer, without Master Martin, 'twas a lively pastime ; i unexceptionable tone to the true spirit thinking, imputed to her being in the believe it would have moved a man to a of devotion and truth: I presume so. way which women 'wish to be who love right merry mood, though it had been The Quakers have the decided ad- their lords.' • You are rather out told him that bis wife lay dying.' vantage in this, as also in the reading there, my friend,' said his host, .my

Having thus noticed the principal of their Scriptures to their children, to sister has been a widow these three sports, we must now take our leave of shield thein from the dangers so pro- years.'- I really beg your pardon,' Master Robert Lanebam, mercer, perly noticed by A PARENT,' in your exclaimed the other; I thought shę merchant, adventurer, and clerk of the ninety-third number. This is one of was a spinster.' council chamber door, and also keepthe features of the Lancasterian sys

Mr. A**** receives a letter, he er of the same,' to say something of tem of education to youth, which Dr. knows the hand-writing, he wants to the present editor, evho has put him in- | Bell has not avoided in toto.

read it in haste-it is already dark, he to a dress which makes him more per

Another of your respectable writers, strikes a light, tears a paper, and lights fectly understood. The glossarial and signed. L.,' in the above number, has a taper, but the letter is gone-he had explanatory notes are a very valuable written on epitaphs: I would offer this used it to light the candle!

The Memoirs of Count Tessin, appeadage to Lanehani's letter, and letter as an addendum to both, by obdisplay much antiquarian research, serving, how improper it is that eulo- lately published at Stockholm, contain and an intimate acquaintance with the gies should be continually delivered at the following anecdote: Of all the peculiar manners and customs of the the grave, by ministers, who are select- absent people I ever knew in Sweden, age of Elizabeth. As illustrative of ed to officiate, without knowing, some- the most remarkable was the late the romance of Kenilworth, the present times, even the sex or age of the de-Chancellor Baron Nolkin. Two involume is very interesting, and ought ceased, for a fee, a hatband, and a stances deserve to be related. Once, to be bound up with it." The editor pair of gloves.'

when he had to read to His Royal has also given the original story on

Let not, Sir, churchmen and dissent-Highness Prince Adolphus Frederick, which the romance is founded, and ers cry out against Rome and its abo- (now King,) a report of the privy Mickle's ballad of Cumnor Hall, which ini nations, while they retain so much council, he very gravely took out of his is not printed in the collected works of the old leaven of Popery and con- pocket the lease of his house, which he of that poet.

tinue similar practices, though contra- had nearly read to the end, till the rery to their professions.

marks of the prince, at last, made bim * See Literary Chronicle, No. 87.

I am, Sir, your's with respect, sensible of his mistake. Another time,

PULVIS. be came into his Royal Highness's an

ti-chamber, where I was with several of- consider her performance of Virginia and pathetic, and give strong indica-
ficers, and asked for Count Tessin ; I completely perfect; nothing can ex- lions of future talent.
answered him myself, but he went out ceed her excellence when, reluctantly,
in a very great hurry, and came back and with all the bashfulness of a young No. XIV.-Mrs. FAUCIT.
and said, the officer in waiting affirms and timid maiden, she confesses her We know of no actress who has made
that he is in the room. I answered, love for Icilius; her scenes with her such rapid strides towards perfection,
your lordship will believe me, I hope, father are not less worthy of commen- in the last two seasons, as Mrs. Faucit;
for I have myself seen the count go out dation. Her exquisite performance of it is true she is not always equally ex-
of the room. Nolkin went out a se- this character has induced us to think cellent in all her efforts, but in some
cond time, and came back again with a that she would appear to great advan- characters so faithful is she to nature,
new assurance of the officer in waiting, tage in the love-inspiring Juliet. Ted- so fanciful, so vigorous are her deline-
on which a general laugh ensued, which derness in tragedy and sprightliness in ations, that she leaves most of her com-
waked him out of his dream.'

comedy are this lady's peculiar forte; peers at a distance. Pre-eminent Alexander Cruden, the author of the she has not strength enough either of Among these stands her Elspeth, in the Concordance, was very intimate with voice, features, or person, to express Antiquary. The author of "Waverley' the famous Dr. Bradbury, a zealous vehement passions; it will, therefore, obviously finds an old woman indisdissenting clergyman. The doctor be evident, that she is excellently peosable, at least in his novels, and had one evening prepared an excellent adapted for the pathos, the calm, the Elspeth is Meg Merrilies grown deat, supper for several friends; at the mo- meek endurance of grief, which the blind, and every thing but dumb. ment it was served on the table, Mr. Mantuan heroine, amid all her severe Mrs. Faucit plays it with singular imCruden made his appearance in the and innumerable trials, exhibits. She pressiveness ; indeed, we believe we room heated with walking. The doc- plays Cordelia tolerably, but Covent may venture to affirm, without fear of tor's farourite dish, a turkey, was Garden is sadly in want of an actress contradiction, that we have no other persmoking at one end of the table, and even in its characters of youth and former on the stage who could have before the company could be seated, beauty. We will not be so ungallant done it so much justice. Slie looks and Cruden udvanced, put back 'bis wig, as to omit her representation of the fair dresses the character completely to the and with both hands plunged in the Isidora, the lovely Duchess of Miran- life, and, from being a fine comely wogravy, he calmly washed his hands and

dola ;' por so unjust as to forget her man of five and thirty, transforms her his face over the bird, to the no small Maria Darlington. In the former cha- person, with the utmost fidelity, into mortification of the doctor and his racter, her first interview with Guido an old, withered, decrepit, shrivelled coin pany.

was replete with pathos and fervent hag of upwards of a century. We ne

feeling, and in the fifth act, she sur- ver recollect any performance of the Original Criticisms passed our most sanguine expectations; kind so inimitably excellent.

in the latter, she affects insanity, sings, That Mrs. Faucit possesses considerThe Principal Performers of the Theatres and waltzes à merveille. In Imogen able talent, will be evident from her Royal Drury Lane 8 Covent Garden. she looks well, particularly in her male admirable performances both in young

attire, but her execution is by no means as well as old characters. In Lady No. XIII.-MISS FOOTE equal to her conception. In Mary, Racket, she gives us a faithful portrait, Grace was in all ber steps, Heav'n in her eye, Queen of Scots, so far as personal fresh with life and reality, and this too In ev'ry gesture dignity and love.'-MILTON.

beauty was concerned, she made the without any exaggeratiou or heightenWere we to indulge ourselves in re- character far more interesting than Missed colouring, to produce effect. In tracing all the beauties of Miss Foote; Macauley, but, in all other respects, she Ulrica she exhibits, with great skill, her heavenly beaming smile, the soft was sadly inferior. She plays Fanny, that wild infuriate passion, so powerexpression of her dove-like eyes, and in the Clandestine Marriage,' pret- fully drawn by the highly talented auher other thousand fascinating attrac- tily, though she is somewhat too rigid thor of Ivanhoe. But in all her studies, tions, instead of writing a criticism, we for sentimental comedy. But, in cha- this lady should never attempt the tenshould, undoubtedly, launch forth into racters of archness, she is most happy. der, whining maiden—as Virgilia, or the most extravagant panegyric, but Among these, her Sophia, in the Ren- Cora, or even Virginia; her peculiar Justice must not partial trophies raise,

dezvous,' an apparently half-witted, excellence consists in the boldness of Nor sink the actress in the woman's praise.' but really sly girl, deserves favourable her execution, and the vehemence of To deny that Miss Foote is · more inention. She really surprized us by her action; it is, therefore, clear that than language can express, or youth- her performance of Bertha, in the she is completely misplaced in characful poets fancy when they love,' " Point of Honour ;' in the prison ters of tenderness or feminine weakwould be as ridiculous as to affirm scene she exhibited considerable feel- ness. We cannot say that we admire that her acting, or her conception of ing, and the hysterical laugh which her Juliet or Lady Macbeth; but of character, is as perfect as her person. followed the gradual recovery of her this latter character we may say the The principal fault of this interesting senses, was perfectly true to nature. same of all our actresses. She has a actress is an intolerable ogle, and a per- We have heard that this lady either has, laborious part in Adela, in the • Warpetual languishing elevation of the or shortly intends to retire from the lock of the Glen,' but she plays it with eye. All this is extremely weak and stage; we trust that this is but an great spirit. The sight of females frivolous, and is as much as saying, in empty rumour, as, although she is far rending themselves to fragments, and other words, to the audience, ' I have from being in the first class, she is cer- out-screaming the ravens of the vight, undoubtedly fine eyes, and am cer- tainly an improving performer, and is not among our pleasures; but, in me tainly a most lovely creature.'. Were her representations of some characters, lodrame, such things must be done, and it not for this affectation, we should I though not chef d'euvres, are chaste it is Mrs. Faucit's praise to say, that no


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AN OCCASIONAL ADDRESS, wish that all the commendations eli. BRIGHT is yon sun that gilds the sky, Intended to have been spoken at the Theatre cited by this lady's performances, were the one but charms the wandering eye,

But not as Hope so bright;

Royal English Opera House, Feb. 26, 1821,

previous to the play of "The Foundling of attended by favourable reminiscences The other lifts the soul on high,

the Forest.'. of the pieces themselves. We recol.

And feasts it with delight,

The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, lect a melodrame, now justly consigned Pure as the snow on Andes' height,

And they who live to please, must please to to the tomb of all the Capulets, enti. And kindly as the breeze,


Thus Johnson wrote: nor has the present age tled the Castle of Paluzzi,' in which That skims, in wanton pastime light,

In summer o'er the seas;

Revoked those rigid laws wbich rul'd his stage ; Mrs. Faucit performed the heroine sith

Yet still comparisons like these

Each author, still, who courts your smiles or unexampled excellence. In the last But poorly tell its bliss ;

tears, scene, when fluctuatiog between terror For nought but Hope the wretch can please, The pen severe of criticism fears : and the dread of breaking the oath that

Nought else can give bis bosom ease, Each actor pleading here his humble cause,

J. D. Sinks 'neath your frowns, or rises by applause. bad been extorted from her, she dis-And point to happiness.

But we, to-night, present you nothing new : played genius of the very first order; it


Our Forest Foundling, cheer'd by friends like was only lamentable that such acting

With a Bunch of Snow-Drops.

you, should have been lavished on so miser. There is in friendship's gift a charm,

Has oft his sea of difficulties past,

And reached his loved, his destined home at able a drama. She performs Isabella, Though known but to a favoured few,

last. that female lago, in Mirandola, with That may the coldest bogom warm,

Though he once more essay the path of pain, great excellence; her duplicity is fine- A pledge of love for ever true; is carried on, and in the concluding Tis all I now dare offer thee. Such, my dear girl, accept from-me,

Give him your aid, and he'll succeed again.

One word for him, who Florian's woes shall scene, where, her guilty designs being

speak, divulged, she throws of the mask, and These scentless flowers, oftender form,

And dry the tear which dews a mother's cheek.

I cull'd from 'neath yon pear-tree's bough, displays a miod of demoniacal deformi- Pale offspring of the wintry storm,

In his behalf assembled here we see,

Of fair and dark, a goodly company : ty, her acting is so powerful, and her Bedropt with ice and clothed in snow;

Your very presence shews a gen'rous heart; representation so perfect and forcible, Yet, oh! how sweet do they appear,

Your plaudits constitute the other part. that the andience really appear desir- First promise of the opening year.

In former times, hy tokens such as these, Like thee, in iunocence arrayed, ous of losing sight of so incarnate a

You've stilled his throbbing heart, and given fiend. She enacts Julia, in the . Ri. Be now their modest worth repaid, With modest beauty meek they shone;

it ease;

For favours présent, favours past, receive sals,' with great ju lgment; Rarina, Nor blush, fair maid, the deed to own, The warmest thanks a grateful soul can give: admirably ; and does all that is possi- That, when the storm o'er tower and tree And with himself some others he'd include, ble for the exquisitely beautiful, Ranged wild, they were preserved by thee. Who thank you, though in silent gratitude. though terribly undramatic character-Then take them to thy virgin breast, When retrospection shall recal to-night, the Lady, in Comus. This lady's

That breast that fears no rival foe;

May it produce no feeling but delight: greatest commendation is the zeal which And, of thy fostering care possest,

So your support its own reward shall prove, Let them in native beauty blow,

And Florian still be debtor to your love. she manifests in every part that is allot. While each shall to the other give

February, 1821.

L. ted her; she gives us the true spirit of A charm that bids both chaster live. her author ; she is useful both to the


Fine Arts, manager and the audience, for if she undertakes a character not originally


MR. HAYDON'S PICTURE koown, she gives us very mans of its Mark yonder fawning

hound! in whose vile face

Each dastard feeling of the soul we trace. beauties; indeed, with constant apo With cringing look he stands beside the board, CHRIST'S AGONY IN THE GARDEN. plication, we doubt not, in a very few A servile datt'rer to a courtly lord; years, to see her at the very summit of Behold how low he bends his abject knees, MR. HAYDON is an artist of whose her profession. W. H. PARRY. Using each mean detested art to please : talents publie opinion is becoming

Is Claudio sick, or does be keep his bed
He too is languid, he too droops his head;

more unanimous than formerly; inOriginal Poetry. When Claudio's ill, can Sylvio's heart be glad? deed, to deny talents—extraordinary

Can he be happy when his lord is sad ? talents, to an individual who could
No; 'tis not possible, he feels it deep,

produce Christ's Entry into Jerusa-
His heart, he cries, impels his eyes to weep.
On her asking the Author what made him so
Is Claudio lively, does he join the glee,

lem,' would argue want of taste and lorc-spirited?' He siniles in concert, lively too is he.

judgmeut, or would discover a very Coulo language paint the dire distress Does any of his slaves their lord offend strong prejudice. The new picture of That in my bosom reigas,

With Claudio's brows his own in anger bend. • Christ's Agony' has, we understand, Or shew the anguish of a breast

Does the day shine, or is its splendour dim, That's rent with torturing pains,

been designed and finished in the short As 'tis with Claudio, so it is with him. I'd tell thee how, in evil hour, If chance his lord some paltry letter write,

period of twelve months; and, although A violent storm came o'er,

He, smiling cries, how well he can indite. the private view of it was too late in And struck to earth my favourite flower- If some mean verse he makes, that verse he'll the week to allow a detailed criticism, It fell to rise no more!


yet we shall briefly notice it this week, And strait declare him worthy of the bays. Pain would I tell thee, how this heart

and return to the subject when more at E'en should his lord for music have no ear, With grief is sore oppress'd How hard a task it is to part He'll say his voice is sweet, his judgment clear;

leisure. It appeared to us that the Or if at eve he seeks the silent grove,

worst part of the painting is the princi. With those we lov'd the best!

Thither his servile steps are sure to rove. pal figure; but the attributes of Deity, Alas! she's gone, all words are yain, He'll bless the spot, and with a lofty tone, however glowing to the imagination, They will not ease the smart;

Swear it was made for Claudio alone; Bat her dear image will remain

are beyond the reach of the pencil. Each look, each action, does his eye imbibe, For ever in this heart! A sycophant the meanest of his tribe.

Our Saviour is represented in the foreJ. W. JUN.

SAM SPRITSAIL. ground, praying. The artist has aimed,


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