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to be made concerning this business to herself the possessor of talents which and harmonious voice, are great qualithe full, but it was generally thought we had no idea belonged to her. She fications for this character ; Mrs. West that the earl stopped his mouth, and presented us with a picture of the soro possesses these in an eminent degree, made up the business between them; rows of the virtuous wife, in which and adds to them grace, ease, sprightand the good earl, to make plain to vigour and delicacy were felicitously liness, elegance, and feeling; 'in the the world the great love he bore to her blended. There was sometimes a re- playful scenes with her husband, she when alive, what a grief the loss of so dundancy of action, but the perform- was highly succesful; indeed, we think virtuous a lady was to his tender heart, ance on the whole inspired universal that few can surpass her in the higher caused (though the thing by these and interest. Her alarm and distraction, on walks of coinedy. In Mrs. Beverley, other means was beaten into the heads being delivered to the conspirators, (particularly in the third act,) she is of the principal men of the University were expressed with energy and nature, highly interesting; it is one of those of Oxford) her body to be re-buried in and, in the scene, in which she is de- exquisite touches of pathos, that insiSt. Mary's Church, in Oxford, with serted by Jaffier, she was entitled to nuates itself through the throbbing great pomp and -solemnity. It is re- the same praise. The manner in which pulses of every heart, and entirely markable, when Dr. Babington, the she replied to the charge, “Would she subdues an auditory. Her Mrs. Haller, earl's chaplain, did preach the funeral have e'er betrayed her Brutus ? No.-though much inferior to Mrs. Siddons, sermon, he tript once or twice in his For Brutus trusted her,' was most or Miss O'Neil's, deserves great comspeech, by recommending to their me- just and forcible; her sudden start and mendation, especially in her interview mories that virtuous lady so pitifully exclamation at, · How parting, part- with her husband, in which she dismurdered, instead of saying pitifully ing!' the exquisite tenderness of her played workings of a very superior slain. This earl, after all his murders supplications, and the despairing look genius. She plays Portia very elegantand poisonings, was himself poisoned and tone with which she utters, Oh ly, and recites the celebrated apostrophe by that which was prepared for others, my poor heart, when wilt thou break !' to mercy, exquisitely. (some say by his wife,) at Cornbury and the rapturous joy, with which It is a glaring act of injustice to this Lodge, before mentioned, though Ba- she turns, on hearing her husband lady, to fix her in such characters as ker, in his Chronicle, would have it at return, and rushes into his arms, Angelina, in • Love makes a Man;' Killingworth, Anno 1588.
were excellent; and in her mad Pocahontas, or the Indian Princess; scene, she was, if possible, greater. Miss Anagon, in the comedy of. Want
The manner in which she repeated the ed a Wife,' &c. &c., and to make her Original Criticisms
words, . For ever,' thrilled the whole the heroine of such melo-dramas as
house; nor was the last scene less effec- the ' Jew of Lubeck,' « The Heroine, The Principal Performers of the Theatres tive, particularly during the recital or a Daughter's Courage,' and fifty Royal Drury Lane 8 Covent Garden.
of the death of Jaffier: the frantic others of the same nature, which have
vagueness of her attention, the wild- been in themselves too contemptible to No. IX.-Mrs. W. WEST. ness of her look, the quivering of her run more than two or three nights at *Divine perfection of a woman.'--SHAKESPEARE. lip, and the scream of horror, when the utmost. To our certain knowledge,
the light broke in upon her mind, car- she has been put into at least twenty It must be confessed that all, but ried tragic horror to its highest pitch. characters which a second-rate actress more especially female dramatic talent, The dying scene which followed was would have disdained; into feeble is at a very low ebb. Still we have some likewise terribly faithful. We did not paltry parts, utterly unworthy of her clever performers among the softer sex; expect, that her Lady Macbeth would unquestionably great talents : none of them however, in the tragic be succesful, nor were we in the result, again repeat, that our first tragic acdepartment at least, possess half the agreeably disappointed. She gave us tress should not appear too frequently, genius or cultivation of the lady before a correct, but very feeble outline of and yet scarcely a night elapses but we us:-although Mrs. West is much in the character, merely the declamation see her name in the play-bills, and too ferior to Miss () •Neil, she undoubt of the part correct--as to tones and frequently in mediocre characters. edly possesses much merit; her whole attitudes only; she did not enter into Her Jane Shore is extremely affecting; appearance is admirably adapted for or express the feelings, which belong nothing can exceed her excellence in tragic expression, and, Her fair to the several variations of the charac- the last scene. She is rather too vehelarge front, and eye sublime, declare ter, as it proceeds through its differentment in some parts of Juliet; but, as absolute rule.'—In this lady, we recolo gradations. We have not, however, a a whole, it is a fine performance; the lect a very pretty girl, of the name of single actress who can perform Lady acknowledgment of her love, in the first Cooke, who performed some years ago, Macbeth, even tolerably; Mrs. West's garden scene, was not only fraught in rather subordinate characters, at performance therefore, making due al- with fervent feeling, but with that deCovent Garden; time, however, has lowance for the difficulty of a faithful licacy of tone and manner, which forms considerably improved her powers, representation, is entitled to a lenient one of its greatest charms. and on her appearance at Drury Lane, consideration. She performed Her-spair, when she learned that her husband in Desdemona, we hailed her as a very nione with increased claims to public is banished, and the cold vacant gaze promising actress. The character has approbation, and produced some good with which she rose from her grave, usually been played by any pretty points in the insignificant character of were admirable ; she exhibited a strikpuppet; our heroine, however, raised Tarquinia. In Lady Anne, she was ing picture of her apprehended terror it to its proper rank, and gave it that extremely successful, though the part in the vault of her ancestors, and the interest, which it so justly requires. is quite unworthy of her genips. In highly poetical descriptive speech with But if we were much pleased with her Lady Towoly, she delighted us;, an which she drinks the friar's opiate, was in Desdemona, in Belvidera she proved interesting countenance, a fine figure, I given with fine theatrical skill.
I have not told thee how thy heart
Cordelia is one of the most favourite of youngest of us, seen a finer tragic acall Shakespeare's characters,-a suffer- tress, but we have no one now on the ing daughter, a daughter who sacrifices stage who possesses half her merit; every thing for a father who had used her excellence in several characters has her in the most cruel and unnatural been such, as fully to justify us in availmanner, cannot fail of commanding ing ourselves of the exclamation used our pity, admiration, and love. In the by old Quin, on Mrs. Bellamy's unexfirst scene with the old king, we thought pected success-Thou art a charming her fully equal to Miss O'Neil; we creature, and the true spirit is in thee.' cannot say that she carried this excel.
W. H. PARRY. lence throughout the whole character: still, there were some exquisite touches, particularly on meeting with Edgar Original Poetry. on the heath; her kind solicitude, her affectionate attention to her father on LOVE TOKENS COST MONEY. his awakening from his trance, are en- I'll not regret the joys I knew, titled to the warmest commendation; (Dost thou thyself, I prithee :) we confess, on the whole, we were exo
Though some of them, and not a few,
Were lovely when shared with thee. cessively delighted. In the tragedy of • Bertrain,' she performs the character
I'll not regret hope's faded flower,
Nor think on vanished blisses, of Imogen with her accustomed excel
Nor call to mind joy's fleeting hour lence; the part, however, as to ef
To glad one dark as this is. fect, overdoes itself; the situation in
What's past I will not praise nor blame, which she is placed by her infidelity, is Nor sigh for what it lost me; truly tragic, but the pomp of declama- I'll not regret my early flame, tion, and the profusion of ornament, Nor all the pangs it cost me. prevent it froin producing its proper I will not ask thy love's return, effect on the feelings'; still, at inter
And so, my girl, content thee; rals, when nature bursts the fetters
The only things I really mourn of art, and the dialogue assumes an air
Are presents which I sent thee!
J. W. DALBY. of simplicity, Mrs. West availed herself of the favourable moments to dis
STANZAS. close her powers.
The picture which she drew of her despair was highly af
CALM was my early morn of life,
As a fair summer sky; fecting, and her death adınirably ma- Yet, ere that morn had pass'd away, naged. —la several passages of Adel- Full many a cloud was nigh. githa, she was greeted not only with The hopes I treasur'd, long ago, applause, but with enthusiasm; the Have all proved false and vain; pride, disdain, and remorse of the cha
And forms, that once were very dear,
I think of now with pain. racter, she expressed with much force, nor was she deticient in the tender
This world of mingled bliss and woe
Has lost its charm for me; scenes,-her first interview with Mi
My eye in all its scenes of mirth chael Ducas was excellent,--her rela
No pleasure now can see. tion to her husband of her own story, Yet there is one for whose sweet sake as that of another, was given with I want and woe would share; profound feeling, -upon the whole, it And ever watch his infant hours was certainly very far superior to the With all a mother's care. effect of Mrs. Bann in the same cha- My child! thou dost not know my love; racter. We will not be so unjust as
Twill cost me much to part; to forget her admirably pathetic repre
For there is nought can ever tear sentation of the sorrows of the tender
Thy image from my heart. virtuous Cora, or her inimitable per
Where'er, in after times, thou art,
Be it on land or sea; formance of Julia, in the new tragedy Thy mother's first and warmest prayer of • Montalto :' her first interview with Will ever be for thee.
ELIZA. her husband was replete with affection and tenderness; the attitude in which
TO VIRTUOUS BEAUTY. she placed herself while deprecating Montalto's vague and unreasonable
I WILL not say how young thy life, jealousy, and the whole of her con
Thy heart, how suited for a wife!
I will not praise thy head of hair, cluding scene, were beyond praise.
And cry how fine thine eye-brows are ! Our best wishes attend Mrs. West, How dimples play about thy chin! whotn we consider a charming and most
How blushing and how fair thy skin! improving actress, and an extremely
What odours pass thy teeth of white, valuable ornament to Drury Lane
And tender beamings leave thy sight!
But trust th'unbiass'd choice to thee, Theatre.
We have all, even the If thou wilt love and marry me.
The Drama. DRURY Lane.-Arne's serious opera of Artarerres has been thrice repeated, since our last, to houses crowded to the very ceiling. Warmly as we spoke in praise of the talents of Miss Wilson, yet her subsequent exertions have given us a still higher opinion of her powers. Her first performance developed the compass of her voice, and the skill and taste which she possessed, but it remained for future efforts to display her astonishing powers, and the energetic and delightful variety of her ree sources. We neyer saw an audience so enraptured as those of Saturday and Tuesday nights. Her execution of • Monster away' proved her to be almost as excellent an actress as a singer, a combination of talent so rare on the stage. In 'The Soldier tir'd,' her mu. sical skill, tasteful decoration, and powerful notes had the amplest range of action, and the performance was perfect' throughout. "In its highest flight the voice was as clear and fine as if it were making but an ordinary effort ; and, what was still more surprising, the lady rushed into this elevated exceltence with the utmost rapidity. The song was encored; the pit and galleries standing up, huzzaing, and waving their hats for some minutes. It was called for a third time, but a portion of the audience feeling for the great exertion of the actress, resisted it. The fame of Miss Wilson is now fully established, and we look forward with pleasure to many a happy night in hearing her delightful strains. The next character in which she will appear will be Rosetta, in the opera of Love in a Village.
Miss Wilson, we understand, is not yet eighteen years of age. She has been instructed in elocution and acting by
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8vo. No. 4. price 4s. 6d. of it is 800 guineas for forty nights. We mas pantomime, Tom the Piper's Son, ZOOLOGICAL ILLUSTRAtrust that she will long be retained at still maintains its ground, and affords TIONS; or, Original Pigures and Descriptions this theatre, where her first exertions room for a pugilistic exhibition, which, of New, or otherwise interesting Animals, prinhave been crowned with such success. though possessing no interest to our cipally from the Classes of Omithology, EntoCovent GARDEN.-In speaking of taste, seems to afford very great satis
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WILLIAM SWAINSON, F.R.S. L. S, &c. vớcal performers, we must not forget a faction to the major part of the audi- This work appears regularly in Monthly Numgreat favourite, Miss Stephens, whose ence.
bers, with Six coloured Plates, executed in imireturn to her engagement we had omit
tation of Drawiugs, with corresponding Deted to notice, She is in excellent TO READERS & CORRESPONDENTS.
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the general Reader, and illustrating many new health, and her voice possesses all that
• The FAMILY TRUNK,' No. 1, in our next. and beautiful Birds, Insects, and Shells, hitherte sweetness and native simplicity, com
The Author of the Lines on Miss O'Neil's undescribed, bined with great powers, which first retirement from the Stage,' possesses some pe.
Only a limited Number of Copies are printed; recommended her to so high a rank in tical talent ; but it should be more cultivated and the Engravings, being principally Lithothe public favour. She has performed before he ventures to appear in print. From the graphic, are then destroyed.
Published by Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, the characters of Zelinda, in The Slave, following couplet, we suspect he is of the sister
Paternoster Row. and Diana Vernon, in Rob Roy, with shall in remembrance spread around this tale; her accustomed excellence; she is, she's great, but ne'er shall equal Miss O'Neil.'
J. LIMBIRD, BOOKSELLER however, much in want of support at
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several of the most distinguished clans, ter: He received a captain's comwhich it was difficult to suppress ; and mission, from the prince, immedi
hence that want of union and cordia- ately after the battle of Preston Pans, Memoirs of the Rebellion in 1745 and lity, withont which no enterprize can and afterwards raised a company, with
By the Chevalier de John-succeed. But, admitting Charles did which, when completed, he joined the stone, Aid-de-Camp to Lord George not possess those commanding talents, Duke of Perth's regiment. He bore a Murray, General of the Rebel Army, so essential to such an adventure, yet part in all the movements of the reAssistant Aid-de-Camp to Prince it is cruel and in defiance of the evi- bel army; and, after the battle of CulCharles Edward, &c. &c. Contain-. dence of facts, to reproach bin with a loden, remained for some time in coning Narrative of the Progress of total want of personal courage. If the cealment in different parts of the north. the Rebellion, from its commencement Pretender had been the coward he is de- He made his escape to England in the to the Battle of Culloden ; the Cha- scribed, he would not have quitted the disguise of a Scots pedlar, and, after racters of the principal Persons en- luxurious ease in which he had lived, remaining sone time in London, he gaged in it, and Anecdotes respecting (for he was a sensualist,) to undertake went to Holland, thence to Paris, them, and rarious important Parti- so hazardous an enterprize with such where he obtained a share in the fund culars relating to that Contest, hither- slender means as he did; nor do we set apart by the government for Scots to either unknown or imperfectly un believe that any talents could, under exites. Tired of an inactive life, he derstood. Translated frorn a French all the difficulties he had to encounter, entered the French service, and was MS. originally deposited in the have ensured his success. The love of sent to North America ; but, on the Scots' College at Paris. 4to. pp. peace and the tranqnillity of nearly conquest of their possessions by the 348. London, 1820.
half a century, had codsolidated the English, he returned to Frapce, where NOTWITHSTANDING the time that has poiver of the House of Hanover, and these Memoirs were written shortly afelapsed since the rebellion of 1745, and created a strong attachment to their ter his return. Though in many rethe numerous historical accounts of it cause, while the recollection of the op- spects they are inaccurate, and in all alsrudy existing, the narrative of an pressive policy of the Stuarts was too written with very strong prejudices, eye-witness holding a sufficient rauk to much cherished to permit their having yet they contain much interesting enable bim to become acquainted not many partisans in England, Quit- information respecting the events only with the principal events, but the ting, however, all disquisitions as to and the individuals of that pesecret springs by which they were oc- what the Pretender could or could not riod. It is by no means our intention casioned, could not even now fail to have done, we come now to speak of to give a history of the rebellion, or, to excite considerable interest, if related what he and his followers did, as de trace its progress, but rather to select fairly and impartially. Such, how-tailed in these Memoirs; bút first, a some of the passages in these Mernoips ever, is not the case with the Cheva- word or two of the author.
possessing the greatest novelty, or relier de Johnstone, who, perhaps, mor- The Chevalier de Johnstone was lating to events the most interesting. tified at the disastrous result of an en- the only son of James Jobustone, a mer- The character of one of the most disterprise from which he hoped much, chant ir Edinburgh, who, by descent tinguished of the rebel leaders, is thus says the whole blame on his prince, to and alliance, was connected with some drawn by the author :who he denies the possession of any of the first houses in Scotland. In Lord George Murray, who had the talents or of a single virtue. The edi. his youth, the Chevalier moved in the charge of all the details of our army, and tor of these Memoirs goes still farther best society in the Scottish capital, who had the sole
rection of it, possessin his abuse of the unfortunate Charles, and was very intimate with the well- ed a natural genius for military operaone of the last descendants of an illustri- known Lady' Jane Douglas, mother of tions, and was, indeed, a man of surprisoas race, whose misfortunes entitled the present Lord Douglas. Educated ing talents, which, had they been cultihim at least to pity, if not to respect. in Episcopalian and Jacobite principles, would unquestionably have rendered
Rejoicing, as we do, at the result of on the first landing of Prince Charles him one of the greatest generals of the an expedition which lighted up the Edward, he made his escape from Edin- age. He was tall and robust, and brave torch of civil war in our isle, and was burgh to Duncrab, the seat of Lord in the highest degree; conducting the intended to dethrone a family much Rollo, near Perth, where he waited the Highlanders in the most heroic manner, endeared to the country by the mild- arrival of the prince in that town, and and always the first to rush sword in hand dess of their sway, we cannot attribute was one of the first low country gen. to say, when we advanced to the charge,
into the midst of the enemy. He used the failure to the illustrious adventurer tlemen who flocked to his standard. "I
do not ask you, my lads, to go before, alone; for, although bis numerous He was introduced to the Duke of but merely to follow me,”-a very enerfollowers were many of them faithful Perth and Lord George Murray, the getic harangue, admirably calculated to unto death, yet it is well known that leaders of the rebel army, and be excite the ardour of the Highlanders
, but considerable jealousies existed among ! çame aide-de-camg to the lat- I which would sometimes have had a befVol. III,
ter effect from the mouth of the prince. who had distinguished themselves at would not arrive till the evening, they He slepé little, was continually occupied Dettingen and Fontenoy, and who might surrounded him in a tumultuous manner, with all manner of details, and was al- justly be ranked amongst the bravest with the intention of taking lắm .prisoner, together most iodefatigable, combin- troops of Europe!'
alive or dead. Dickson presented his ing and directing alone all our opera- Cæsar is accused of having multi- blunderbuss, which was charged with tions; in a word," he was the only person plied the number of the Britons, to in- slugs, threatening to blow out the brains In the account of the battle of Pres- crease the glory of having conquered himself or the two who accompanied
them, The Chevalier Johnstone does him; and by turning round continually, ton Pans, where the rebel army gaived more, he not only increases the num- facing in all directions, and behaving their first important success, we have the following anecdote:
ber, but gives them superior powers. like a lion, he soon enlarged the circle, Macgregor's company did great exe
Ten men of the bravest troops in Eu- which a crowd of people haci formed cution with their scythes? They cut the rope, well armed, taken prisoners by a round them. Having
continued for some ·legs of the borses in two; their riders. single Highlander, with a sword in one time to manæuvre in This way, those of the through the middle of their bodies. hand and a pistol in another, is rather inhabitants of Manchester who were at
tached to the house of Stuart, took arms, Macgregor was brave and intrepid, but at too much for a willing credence. We and flew to the assistance of Dickson, to the same time altogether whimsical and bave already stated, that the chevalier, rescue him from the fury of the mob; so singular. When advancing to the charge tired of the laborious duties of an aid- that he soon had five or six hundred men with his company, he received five de-camp, raised a company of his own; to aid him, who dispersed the crowd in a wounds, two of them from balls, that this, it would seem, was no difficult very short time. Dickson now triumphpierced his body through and through; task, if we may judge from the followed in his turn; and, putting himself at the Testing on his hand, he called out to the ing rapid success in recruiting, when head of his followers, he proudly paraded
Highlanders of his company, “ My lads, the rebel army had advanced into Eng. I drummer, enlisting for my company all : I am not dead! by G- 1 shall see if any land:
who offered themselves. one of you does not do his duty." The • One of my serjeants, named Dickson, Highlanders instantly fell on the flanks of whom I had enlisted from among the pri. hundred and eiglity recruits, I was agree.
On presenting me with a list of one the infantry, which being uncovered and soners of war at Gladsmuir, a young ahly surprised to find that the whole exposed from the fight of the cavalry, Scotsman, as brave and intrepid as a lion, annount of his expenses did not exceed iminediately gave way. Thus, in less and very much attached to my interest, three guineas. This adventure of Dickthan five minutes, we obtained a complete informed me, on the 27th, at Preston, son gave rise to many a joke, at the ex'victory, with a terrible carnage on the that he had been beating up for recruits pense of the town of Manchester, from part of the enemy'
all day, without getting one; and that he ine singular circumstance of its having The affair of this day is, we suspect, was the more chagrined at this, as the been taken by a serjeant, a drummer, strongly exaggerated, particularly so other serjeants had had better success. and a girl
. This circumstance may serve fur as relates to the conduct of the He, therefore, came to ask ny permis- to show the enthusiastic courage of our British troops.
We are told tliat the sion to get a day's march a-head of the army, and the alarm and terror with English lost thirteen hundréd killed, army, by setting out immediately for which the English were seized.' and fifteen hundred prisoners, and that England, containing forty thousand inha: Manchester, a very considerable town of
The chevalier did not derive anş adthe rebel army had only forty killed bitants, in order to make sure of some re.
vantage from these recruits, as they were and as many wounded. The follow- cruits before the arrivel of the army. I transferred to what was called the ing anecdotes partake largely of the reproved him sharply for entertaining so Manchester regiment, composed enmarvellous:
wild and extravagant a project, which tirely of English recruits, but which • I saw,' says the author, a young exposed him to the danger of being never exceeded three hundred men. Highlander, about fourteen
years of age, taken and hanged, and I ordered him These were all the English who ever de. -scarcely formed, who was presented to back to his company. Having much clared themselves openly in favour of the prince as a prodigy, baving killed, it confidence in him, I had given him a
the Pretender. This fact gives little was said, fourteen of the enemy. The horse, and entrusted bim with my portprince asked him if this was true? "Imanteau, that I might always have it with ground for believing the chevalier do not know,” replied he, “ if I killed me. On entering my quarters in the right in his conjecture, that had they them; but I brought fourteen soldiers to evening, my landlady informed me that defeated the Duke of Cumberland it the ground with my sword.” Another my servant had called and taken away Derby, the army of Finchley would Highlander brought'ten soldiers to the my portmanteau and blunderbuss. I im- have dispersed of its own accord; and prince, whom he had made prisoners, mediately bethought myself of his ex- that the rebels would have taken posdriving them before him like a flock of travagant project, and his situation gave session of London without the least "sheep. This Highlander, from a rash- me much uneasiness. But on our arrival ness without example, having pursued a at Manchester, on the evening of the fol- resistance from the inhabitants, and
without exchanging a single shot with party to some distance from the field of lowing day, the 29th, Dickson brought
the soldiers. battle, along the road between the two me about one hundred and eighty reinclosures, struck down the bindermost cruits, whom he had enlisted for my com- That the success of the rebel army with a blow of his sword, calling, at the pany:
created great consternation in London saine time, “ down with your arins." • He had quitted Preston in the even- is certain, but we never before heard
The soldiers, terror struck, threw downing, with his mistress and my drummer; that King George the Second ordertheir arms, without looking behind them, and having marched all night, he arrived ed all his yachts, in which he had emand the Highlander, with a pistol in one next morning at Manchester, which is barked all his most precious effects, to band, and a sword in the other, made about twenty miles distant from Preston, remain at the tower quay, in readithem do exactly as he pleased. The rage and immediately began to beat up for reand despair of these men, on seeing them- cruits “ for the yellow haired laddie." ness to sail at a moment's warning.' stelses made prisoner by a single indivi- The populace, at first, did not interrupt This assertion is not supported by any dual, may easily be imagined. These, him, conceiving our arny to be near the contein poraty writer, and yet the fact, however, were the same English soldiers ftown ; but, as soon as they kitew that it lif true, inust have been well known.