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something. In those days, Fame was Genius was like good metal in the Cyciopadia, froin the indefinite A' to wont to be a staid and proper person- ore, excellent sort of stuff within, but its owegal · Zootomy,' than to detail age, anıt none

' dared to woo her favours most incorrigibly ungracious in its ex- the versatility of bis recondite powers ; and her voice but the grey, the musty, ternal costume. In the days of other and we desist, under the absolute perand the garrulous; nor to come into the years,' authors arose from their native suosion that every one of our reader's presence without especial letters of in- clay with a snuil-paced velocity, and has a full and perfect intimacy with all iroduction from Starvation, Death, came

and each of them, severally and reand Co.

• Like angels' visits, few and far between.' spectively; we know it, we say, beBut, thank the gods, those days

But now, 10 joy !) legio:is of deli- cause we are convinced there is not a are gone. Neither lives for years are cious writers start up, like tlie days of single page in any given heruber of our now needed to acquire her trumpet; spring, -young, fresh, and lovely. An paper, but exhibits one or other of the nor is it becessary that one should sigh author of the present aye excites but transcendant capacities which have been his soul and years away upon moth- two passions in the hearts of men, and above enumerated. Indeed, we wish enten tomes, cheating his fellow-insect those are love and eney. There is not it to be distinctly understood, that we of its lawful right; nor write what no- a bliss that the earth or the heavens can

have had a most allusive eye upon ourbody for their very soul can compre- afford but is his. He is a perfect ylut- self in the latter examination, and in hend, the writer not even excepted. ton, and revels and riots in the fulness doing so, we can, we think, be hardly The times are changed; such sages are and the fatness of the land. Hislabour amenable to a charge of egotism, a extinct, and philosophers are univer- is his love,-the world his workshop, quality of all others we thoroughly sally esteemed but fools; for they have and infinity his matericl. He is as abominate ; the innate modesty, (so been weighed in the balance, and found wild, as fickle, and as raried, as the pre-eminently characteristic of our writwanting. We would not wish to speak very air hr breathes; and quite as pure. ing.) suggesting the external injustice irreverently of antiqué worthies,-far His genius is as rarified as the highest we should be doing to ourself and our be it from us ; for, as our very excellent atmosphere, and as deep us the ocean. exertions by withholding those praises friend, Quintilian, hath it, Modeste It discovers beauty in a rotten apple; which all the world awards to us; and tamen et circumspecto judicio de tantis fragrance in assafoetida, –

it would be worse than affectation to asviris pronunciandum est

, ne, quod ple- Sermons in stones, books in the running sume an ignorance of that which is prorisque accidit, damnent qua non intel.

brooks,

clained with a loud and a lasting voice. ligant*' But mankind will be no longer And good in every thing.'

From all parts of the island, in truth, daped: its eyes have been opened, and, There is not a cloud that passes and from every town and hanılet in the that with the assistance of microscopes, throngh the heavens,

three kingdoms, enconiums, praise, horo-cope, and certain other scopes, its Nor tree nor bush,

and Aattery, come threatening fast vision has bern most miraculously ex. Nor meadow-flower nor summer-scented gale,' upon us in all the varied forms a lavish tended. It is true that wisdom was but is made súbservient to his high patronage can exhibit. And so anxious their eternal theme, but good people purposes. He draws most important are our city, friends to testify the high have discovered that there is no such conclusions from the whelp of a young estination in which they hold us, that thing as wisdom is in the earth. --it is puppy, and discusses u mutton-chni we were compelled to return, last all a furtge; and • Mihi beatii martini;' or 'a metaphysical inquiry, with an week, no less than two-pounds-bila that is, all my eye and Betty Martin. equal facility. He will dedure most teen-shillings-and-four-pence worth of For, after all that has been thought, sapient inférences from a par-boiled two-penny posters. Our friend Limsaid, and written, wherein—as a city turnip, and preach on the stings of con- BIRD, too, (for whom we have much refriend, who does nothing out of the science from the contemplation of a gard,) respectfully biuted to us last way of average and computation, ledge-hog. He will indite a dissertution Thursday se'nnight, that from the invery shrewdly observed to us the other on the Justinian code, or a lascivious flux of customers, and the heavy due day-wherein is the world wiser or sonnet on a dirty ditch; and luxuriate ties which the sale and publication of beiter than it was ? Behold the count in thein both; he will think for ever on the CHRONICLE in posed upon hillt, he less millions that have inhabited the a nullity, and talk • an infinite deal of was fearful that his constitution would globe-allow to each individual a life, nothing more than any mun in all Ve- be seriously injured, but soon regard of, say thirty years, and to have said nice;' he will dwell with raptures on

his' wonited

courage,

when reininiled as much in each week as might fill a the sublimity of a broom-stick, and use that his difficulties are somewhat less post ledger, (he wever dreamt of an oc-sociate most exquisite sensations with thao those overcome by Hercules, tavo;) now then,' said he, 30 by 52-the grunt of a sucking-pig. He will when he destroyed the Leruæan hydra.' 1560,-just so; and 1560 by the write you an epitaph for a love-sick. Although these immediately precedcountless millions before mentioned. poudle, or play you the coronation an- ing observations are in no wise necessaDebit the world with the total, and car- then on a Jews-barp, and discourse ry to the precise illustration of the prory' wisdosu' to the credit side of the most excellent music on either. He position with which we set out, yet we account current-und strike the ba- will get up a waspish satire, or try his deemed it due to our character and caJance!

hand at about of single stick, and use pacity to assert our true position in tl;e The thing was unanswerable.

both weapons with the sume felicity of republic of letters; and to devote the • Our readers are no doubt aware that in touch; and will spin a negative into little portion left us in boldly throwing these days it is deemed perfectly consistent urter extensioni, in a ream of the best the gauntlet before all compeers, and to concur in the detraction of our correspondent wove," off-handed, and put any scri- undauntedly declaring, that from a in one page, and to assert.our bighi admiration véner to the blush at the purity of its confucian controversy to the disquisitice is coetaneous, and we adopt it as a matter penmanship. But it were a task of less tion of a cabbage-stump-We Have no of cowse ED.

coil and time to wade through Rees's EQUAL!!

!

To *

Original Poetry.

Biography.

after, in consequence of having miscar

ried, This circumstance determined REMEMBERED BEAUTY.

THE ABBE FARIA.

the police, which had previously been The Abbe Faria was born at Goa; bis alarmed, to forbid the inagnetizer's She came-she is gone-we have met- father was a black and a pagan ; he, proceedings; just at this period, a To meet, perhaps, never again.'--COWPER.

however, embraced the Catholic faith, small curacy in the neighbourhood be. TAY sweet remembrance flits across the waste

and even became a member of the came vacant, and M. l'Abbe Faria, of memory's void, like some bright fitful priesthood. His son came to Europe without either the permission of the glance

at a very early age, went through his bishop of the diocese (the Bishop of Of light on dusky clouds--the phantom studies at Lisbon, and was made a Avignon), or any power whatever, has

dance Of Hope, flies like the waking of a summer

priest at Rome. He came to Francetened to the place, took possession, dream,

during the revolution, and on the thir- and began to preach, confess, and Where all was lovely, gliding 'mid the gleam teenth Vendemaire, he marched at the magnetize all those who approached

Of thousand tapers, and the fairy feet head of one of the battalions of insur-him. The bishop, informed of the Of Beauty shot along in envious has te,

gents, directed against the convention, fact, applied to the authorities to disAs jealous of the space they, lightly beat. Twas e'en in such a dream as this thy beam- since which period he attentively fol- possess the usurper; it was not, howing eyes

lowed the practice of magnetism, hay-ever, without considerable difficulty Told to my heart the tale I wish'd were true; ing always been one of its most active that he was torn from his parishioners, 'But, as the mist of murn, the vision flies disciples. It is also asserted, that such who had considered him a prophet, or

And thou, alas! art filed for ever too. This sad faint trace of love will never fade,

was the dread he inspired by the power at least a saint. It was at this period But hover round my heart, affection's shade.

these mysteries afforded him, that a that he returned to Paris, where he 24th May, 1821.

H. A. gaming-house, which he had been in again established himself in the year

the habit of frequenting, paid him a 1813, about which time he was freEPIGRAM,

weekly salary to discontinue his visits ; quently spoken of by the journals ; his Occasioned by the Gazette of Saturday, and what, perhaps, is singular enough, residence, during the later years of his 9th June, 1821.

is that it was in this very house he life, was in the rue St. Anne, where he ENGLAND, complaints have long been made, made an acquaintance with a gentle. gave, every Thursday, consultations

About thy bankrupt state,
Thy great taxation, loss of trade,

man who procured him the place of and representations upon somnambuAnd thy impending fate ;

Professor of Philosophy, at the Ly-lism : any person was admitted by payI fear that these are facts too clear,

ceum at Marseilles. This fact, how-ing five franks. The Abbe Faria Tho' not quite prov'd as yet, For 'tother day, I saw appear,

ever extraordinary, is, notwithstanding, used to say, that a short time previous George Rex in the Gazette. 0. F. perfectly correct. On arriving at his to the exile of the Braganza family, he

new residence, he wished to preach in had been named by the Regent of Pore THE CAVALIER.

one of the parish churches, but his dis-tugal, to a bishopric of that kingdom. The cavalier has bared his blade,

course was of such a nature, and so The Abbe Faria's character was arThe bugle has rang, and the trumpet bray'd, very uncommon, that the curate was dent, active, and turbulent; the exAnd he's ta'en his leave of his own lov'd maid, obliged to interfere, after having po- pression of his countenance iras both Like a true and a gallant soldier.

litely thanked him for his zeal. It so terrifying and extraordinary, and servThe banner of war to the wind is spread, The plume waves high o'er each proud head,

happened, that this same curate was ed him wonderfully well in his magneAnd the dark earth rings with the charger's tread shortly after made inspector of the Ly- tic operations; he was well made, and That bears the gallant soldier.

ceum, where the Abbe Faria was pro- of an advantageous height. The race The figlit's begun, and the well-pois'd blade fessor, and who now was determined to of blacks from which he sprung, and A thousand heads in dust has laid,

revenge hinself by instigating the whose colour he preserved in a degree, And the shot is fired, and the pray'r is said

O'er the corse of the gallant soldier. whole of the class under his care to re- Jo not resemble those of Africa : they His maid ! she sits in her tower on high,

volt against their new chief. This he have neither their flat nose, large lips, And she hears the wind in her dark locks sigh, did not find much difficulty in effect. nor woolly hair, &c. M. Furia excellent And she looks abroad, but can naught descrying, having great influence over his in scholastic argument; indeed, it

Of her brave and gallant soldier. scholars, occusioned either by his fa- would have been difficult to cope with Thc the shock was loud, she heard it not,

vourite doctrines, or interesting their him in subtilty; he spoke several lanShe thought but of their happy lot, And she little dreamt, that the farewell shot

curiosity by his very extraordinary guages with Auency, amongst which Had been fired o'er her gallant soldier. manners. The confusion and disor was the modern Greek. We are also High hopes at morn, in the bosoms play'd ders he produced in this establishment informed, that he had composed a LaOf the gallant youth and his dark ey'd maid, caused him to be transferred to the tin Grammar, which he intended to But, at eve, those hopes in the dust were laid, - Lyceum, at Nismes. In this town, he bave published.

A corse was her gallant soldier. He silent lay in the lone cold tomb,

established a trough, where he magneAnd a broken heart was his true love's doom. tized the crowds that flocked around

The Drama. -Oh! that maiden's life is a life of gloom, him; many persons either were, or

Whose love is fix'd on a soldier.. "Too soon she heard the story told,

fancied themselves cured. At length, DRURY LANE.-On Friday last, this Apd long she wept for the true and bold,

however, having once consulted a som-theatre closed, we can scarcely say for But her eye is dim, and her heart is cold, nambulist respecting a female, he the season, as we find it will re-open

She sleeps with her çallant soldier. quickly discovered the evil, without, on Wednesday next,
And sweet, oh sweet is the lover's sleep,
No more they sigh, no more they weep,

having been able to find out also, of Miss Wilson, and the general sucAnd geutle hearts the mem'ry keep

that the woman was pregnant; the cess which has attended the operas, Of the maid and her gallant soldier. remedy was applied, and the result has, no doubt, rendered it the best

SAM SPRITSAIL. was, that the poor patient died shortly season that Drury has known for some

$

The attraction

an

years. It might, however, have been before them that evening. _But the play

But the play was Hamlet, and the royal Dane rendered much better, if a small por efforts of Mr. Horn and Mr. T. Cooke, was enacted with much spirit by Mrs. tion of that attention which was exclu- of Signor Ambrogetti, of Miss Wilson, G. particularly in the fencing scene sively devoted to the operatic depart. Madame Vestris, Mrs. Bland, Miss with Laertes, for which she had been, ment, had been bestowed in bringing Cubit, and Mrs. and the Misses Ashe, in some degree, prepared by four lesjotoaction the excellent comicc oinpany made them forget every promised plea- sons from Angelo, which belongs to the establishment. sure in the enjoyment afforded by a MR. Mathews. This gentleman

On Monday night, a grand masked rich feast of harmony actually before terminated his fourth season, which festival was given at this house, in com- them.

has continued unabated in attraction mernoration of the battle of Waterloo, The Actress of All Work was acted, since its commencement, on Saturday for which the most extensive prepara- in which Mrs. Edwin and Mr. Knight night. We caunot say, we could tions had been made. The pit was displayed all their wonted humour. have spared a better man,' for we do boarded over level with the stage, so às They were inuch applauded; but, to- not know one; but we could gladly to form one immense floor, and it was wards the close of the piece, the spec- relinquish one half of the company, inboarded, too, in a much better style tators became impatient to change cluding the managers of some of our than we have seen elsewhere. The place with the performers, and, to royal theatres, to keep Charles Mas' stage, with the side scenes taken away, meet their wishes, it was terminated ra- thews at home. We must not, howe formed the interior of a magnificent ther abruptly.

ever, entirely monopolize his talents, temple; the cornice supported by pi- Then commenced the animated hu- but allow him to go abroad, if it is lasters of glowing variegated lamps, mours of a masquerade, and those who only for the benefit of his health. and the compartments between the pi- took a part in them were at once lively SURREY THEATRE.—A very excellastres, filled up with romantic scenery and decorous. Many of the groupes lent melodrama, called Edeth, or the and appropriate allegorical designs. were most whimsically diversified. Hag of Poland, has been produced at In the principal compartment, oppo- Parsons and clowns, lawyers and flow- this theatre, in which there is much site the audience, appeared a gigantic er-girls, pilgrims and ballad-singers, good acting by Miss Taylor and Mr. transparent portrait of the King, sur- went through the mazes of the sportive Burroughs. This house has recently rounded by rays of glory in brilliant dance with great vivacity ; while the attracted very crowded audiences. lamps; and opposite to this, on the fantoccini, slack-rope dancing, vault- SADLER'S WELLS.-Since our last front of the boxes, was placed a poring, and a variety of other well-selected notice of this compact little theatre, a trait of bis Royal Highness the Duke exhibitions, furnished endless pantomime, Harlequin at Home, bas of York; and all around were por round of amusements, which, sustain- I been produced, highly creditable to the traits, mueh larger than life, of the ed by the comforts of a substantial taste of the manager. The peculiar principal commanders of the allied ar- English supper, splendidly set out with excellence of this over pantomimes in mies on the field of Waterloo. The ep

an infinity of decoration, produced the general, consists in the elegant, chaste, tire front of the boxes, in addition to most unbounded glee and satisfaction, and interesting style in which the piece their every-night splendour, was hung At two o'clock the theatre presented a commences ;-the scenery too is exwith festoons of many coloured lamps, scene of jolity and mirth which Comus tremely beautiful, and the piece is altointermixed with wreaths of artificial and his bacchanalians could not sur-gether well fitted for the gratification flowers; and from the centre of the pass.

It was

seven o'clock in the of juvenile holiday folks. temple depended a stupendous buhl morning before the company separated. chandelier, with moon lamps. ENGLISH OPERA House.—This the.

The Bee. short, it would be difficult for the atre opened, for the summer season, on 'Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia limant, warmest fancy to imagine a more bril- Thursday, when the favourite pieces of Omnia nos itidem depascimur aurea dicta.' liant coup d' wil. From eight till ele- Free and Easy, the Romp, and the

LUCRETIUS. ven, the assembling visitors were enter- Vampire, were admirably performed to Singular Advancement in Life.-The tained with a variety of dramatic en- a crowded audience. The coinpany Roman Emperor C. Julius Æneilianus tertainmeuts. An appropriate ode was retains most of its old favourites, and was a Moorish slave ; Aurelian, the recited by Mr. Cooper. God save the some new performers, including Mr. J. Emperor of Rome was the son of a King' was next sung, with great ap- Knight and Miss E. Blanchard, who poor peasant ; Pope Alexander the plause. The interlude of the Blue will add to its strength, so that we an- Fifth was a common beggar in the Isle Devils was then acted : Mr. Elliston, ticipate for o urselves and the public of Candia; and Pope Adrian the Fourth As Megrim, was received with particu- much entertainment. lar marks of approbation; it was,

was a poor English monk.

Mrs. Glover.—This lady took her charms of a Venus once exhibited in London. however, often interrupted by bursts of benefit at the above theatre on Monday Theburlesquewas admirable.? How so unmerited laughter, provoked by the ludicrous night, and not on the Thursday previ- an attack on a lady whose talents and misfor assemblage which the boxes opened to ous, as our cotemporary had it. The tunes entitle her to respect, could have escaped A periwinkle

woman, with a black-eye, and a basket on her head,

The editor of LONGMANNE's CUNNYNGE tion of liberality; and in the very same page attracted much notice in the dress cir- ADVERTYZER is so fond of anticipatory in- he speaks of the propriety of benexts being excle.

spections,' that he not only reviews books be empted from the ordeal of criticism, and even

fore they are published, but has actually criti- in the same column with this uncharitable noSome disappointment was expe

cized a performance before it took place. In tice, has the following observation, to which rienced when Mr. Cooper informed the his number of Saturday last, we meet with the we most cordially subscribe : When we look audience that Mr. Braham was so ex. following notice :- On Thursday, Mrs. Glover at the frajl tenure by which actors hold all that

was Hamlet. We wish it had been Othello is valuable to them in public opinion, we cancessively hoarse it was impossible for well blacked, had it only been for the chance not but lament every instance of injustice.” him to have the honour of appearing of recalling to our deliglated memory the) To such a lamentation we leave this editor.

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counter marches, stratageins, absence of a ditch. The ground immeMahratta War of 1817, 1818, and alarms, and the other numerous details diately surrounding the hollow way, is cut 1819. Illustrated by Maps and Toof warfare.

by deep ravines, which run into it. The pographical Plans. By Lieut. Co

It will, perhaps, be in the recollec- intermediate parts are crowned with cluslonel Valentine Blacker., 4to. pp. tion of some of our readers, that the ters of houses which form the town of 494. London, 1821. With a Vo-conduct of Sir Thomas Hislop, a Bri- Talneir, distant from the fort about three lume of Plates.

tish general in India, who, on taking hundred and fifty yards. The country We love peace, and feel much more the fort of Talveir, hung the Killedar, surrounding the town is flat, but separated pleasure in recording the conquests of

from it by other ravines which branch off science and the arts than the triumphs sion, both in Parliament and at the was the subject of severe animadver

in various directions.' of armies or the aggrandizement of East India House, although the gal- of unconditional surrender, and in the

The garrison did not accept the terms empires; but our duty as reviewers does lant officer was, we then thought, evening the attack was commenced. not always allow us to consult our own taste, and we should very reluctantly fess the account of the affair given by first and second gates without opposi

successfully vindicated; but we con. The storming party passed through the pass any new work of four or five gui-Colonel Blacker has somewhat shaken tion. At the third it was met by the neas' price without a notice. Hindostan, that opinion. Sir Thoinas Hislop, it so fertile in wars, has, for the last five or

Killedar with a number of Bumjams six years, been the only theatre in which appears, was quite astonished to find

and artificers :the British arms have been engaged; should be so rash as to oppose

that an insulated place like Talneir

the ad

Lieutenant-colonel Conway, the adand the war there, though always of vance of a respectable force:' and, in ant-colonel Macgregor Murray, and se

jutant-general of the army, with Lieutenmuch importance as relates to our power the first instance, he sent 'a summons veral others, had entered with the stormin this mighty empire, has attracted

to the Killedar, with an intimation of ing party; and it was still doubtful whemuch attention, not only from the abi. the consequences which would attend ther resistance would ultimately be made, lity with which it was conducted, but his attempt at resistance. They did for at this time there was none. They also from its results, which have added not regard the summons, nor the fire accordingly passed through the fourth - so much to our territorial possessions, which was opened against their defences gate, which, as well as the secondsapa and extended our sway over provinces in general; but the preparations against capable of being shut; but at the fifth, or which had so often been among the the gates did not fail to alarm them, last gate, they were stopped, though the most formidable of our enemies in this and they sent out to demand terms of wicket was opened. A hurried conversa quarter of the globe. Colonel Blacker's work contains a formed that unconditional surrender place. It was probably little intelligible,

capitulation. In reply they were in- tion about terms of surrender now took succinct narrative of the operations of

alone would be accepted ; and they under the circumstances of noise and ap; the British army during the whole of were invited to avail themselves of this prehension which attended it. Colonel the three years' Mahratta war; it is a offer before the assault of the gates Murray, under this state of uncertainty, information of professional men only, neir is well calculated for defence, as would secure eventual success to the at, military commentary, written for the should commence. The fort of Tal- concluding that there was an urgent neand therefore little calculated for the will appear by the following descrip- tack, should the enemy hold out, entered general reader. The author adheres tion of it:closely to the subject, and is never for

by the wicket, with Major Gordon, and

One side of Talneir fort rises out of the about three grenadiers; but refrained from a moinent diyerted from it by the Taptee, and the three other sides are sur-drawing his sword, to shew that he had no slightest episode; it is a modest narra- rounded by a hollow way, varying in width intention of breaking off the parley. He tive, in which, although honour is from one hundred to one hundred and expected to be followed by as many men given to whom honour is due, yet it is fifty yards. The walls rise to the height as should be able to maintain themselves in that sobriety of style, which distin- of about sixty feet above this hollow, and in a confined situation ; but four or five guished all the military reports and the interior of the fort has the same ele persons only had got in, when the enemy, despatches of the Duke of Wellington. vation. The only entrance is on the eastern apprehending the consequences, attacked Here are no affecting incidents, no pri- side, and secured by five successive gates, most furiously, and in a moment laid them vate anecdotes, no Horid descriptions, whose inclosures gradually rise to the towards the wicket covered with wounds: por remarkable adventures, and yet, in beight of the main wall. A winding ramp, They attempted then to close the wicket; a literary point of view, we consider it interspersed in some places with steps, but their efforts were rendered ineffectual almost as a model for works of this de- ascends through the gates to the terieby a grenadier, who thrust his musket

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