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court of the palace, the blood of the d’Oppede, were attended with more Original Communications, murdered flowed ankle deep, and there numerous details of cruelty than all was not a street in Paris without its those under Mary; and in one single assassinations. Every man killed every night more persons perished than in


THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE PEASANT, enemy, or rival, or creditor he had.- the five years and a half of her wretched Velly, vol.iii. p. 468. Every species reign,

To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle, of outrage was executed apon the dead The persecutions under Francis were SIR, --With much respect for your in bodies during three days; and a sash the forerunners of all that happened partial review of Mr. John Clare, the lécharpe) in the form of that worn as in the ensuing reigns; and cruelty, Northamptonshire Peasant's poems, I . the badge of the triumphing faction, which at this polished period, was very

venture to call his attention, through wis cut for the Duke d'Armagnac, zreat in France, increased as the nation your pages, to the observations which out of his own flesh, and hung across became more retined. The reign of ! am about to make, that he may be ; his corpse. Three thousand five hun- Henry 11. was full of religions perseo lestial art of poetry, with the easiest dred persons perished in three days; cutions. The strictesl orders were and the Septembrisers of the tifteenth given to the judges to show no mercy stood that many original geniuses have

and best success. It is well undere; century were applauded by the chies io protestants. Some of the parlia- stood that many original geniuses have of the nobility, soine of whom, it is ment were put in prison, for having their judgment to the voice of party suid, gained three hundred thousand proposed to moderate the penalties their judgment to the voice of parly crowns by their exploits.-(Ibid. p. against them. All who interceded in criticism, and have sunk into oblivion 471.) Immediately afterwards, the their favour were considered as accom- under the pressure of envy and malice, Queen Isabella of Bavaria, with the plices; and at the rejoicings for the as though originality should be clipped. Dake of Burgundy, returned to Paris | birth of Charles IX.-a dreadful omen and toned into a particular school, in-, in triumph; and the streets, from of his future reign-it was thought a timating the unworthiness of genius which the blood, shed by her orders a proper accompaniment to the festival being schooled by nature and operated day or two before, was not yet washed to make a bonfire of living heretics, on by, inspiration. Whoever is versed: away, were strewed with roses for her which the monarch applauded from in periodical literature knows how poor, solemn entry. The reign which 'fol- the windows of his palace; though it Keats was buffeted from one page to Jowed put an end to the disturbances, seems he was much affected when he another, how much ill-nature was shed and suspended, for a long time, the heard the screams of his household tai in lines of ink, and what rancorous cruelty of the nation. One of the mo-lor-one of the victims. The shorter spleen appeared in print,--because he narchs, however, whom they called the reign of Francis II. was of course less was fostered by a political writer. Grand Roi, was present at an execution bloody; but the name of Charles IX. Fortunately, however, for classical of Calvinists, thus described by Da- is sufficient to call to mind all that is and self-taught writers too, histors prenièl as an act of exemplary piety of horrid. Beside the St. Bartholomew, sents a long roll of geniuses who have Francis 1.

which in England at least seems to treated unjust criticism with that neg. • Le soir du méme jour six coupables have absorbed all indignation, there lect which it has merited. Keats is an furent conduis à la place publique où l'on occurred, in his reign, the massacre of exception, but his constitution, like avoit préparé des feux pour les brûler. Vassy and a civil war, which summed his taste, was delicate; like a rose-leaf, espèce d'estrade élevée où on les attacha; up in a very small space of tiine, much he was easily blown upward in his fans ensuite on alluma le feu au-dessous deux, more blood and cruelty and murder, cy, or driven downward by the sadness et les bourreaux, lachant doucement la than our entire wars of the Red and of his lonely spirit. Mr. Clare is corde, laissoient couler jusqu'à la hauteur White Roses. The age of Lewis XIV. otherwise. His genius is of the masdu feu ces misérables pour leur en faire witnessed the massacres at the Hotel culine order, from whose manly nature sentir la plus sive impression; puis on les de Ville, when the people, too' impa- the sensibilities of feeling issue, but guindoit de nouveau en haut, et après leur tient to inake distinctions between never more successfully than when be avoir fait souffrir ce cruel tourment à di friends and foes, massacred all they describes the crinkle of a primrose-leaf verses reprises, on les laissa tomber au milieu des Hammes où ils expirèrent.'

met, Mazarines and Frondeurs. The or the fluttering of love's confusion, Dar Mury is justly stigmatized as a

same reign, which the French have de- His element is under a hedge, amony monster; yet we are not aware that signated as one of the great epochas the various grasses and herbs and she ever took the diversion of the stake in the history of mankind, by which mosses; whatever, little object draws in person; besides and this alone the whole species was improved and his eye in the sun-beam wins his ad

may serve to mark the feelings of the two dignified, produced, beside the mas-miration and love. His first concepnations with regard to cruelty--we do sacre of the Hotel de Ville, the revo- tion is natural and striking; therefore, not adore--we execrate her memory,

cation of the ediet de Nantes, the Dra. the crown of his hat aids bis memory During her reign, too, not more than gonnades, the Camisards, the religious to paper; the lines are written, and re283 persons perished by religious per- tions of the Palatinate.

wars in the Cevennes, and the devasta- quire but little more embellishment or secutions, but Mezeraj expresses

correction. The advantages of a thouhiniAll the horrors which we have re

sand hallowed volumes of English poself thus in praise of Francis I.: Hereties in his reign, and by his order, counted, (and we have not given a sinets, I conceive, would be of injury ra

ther than service to him, for his poetic were burned by dozens, sent to the gle one which is not extracted from a gallies by hundreds, and banished by French historian, and which does not reading is already manifest, and imitathousands. The persecutions against rest upon French authority,) and an tion, however humble or elegant, will dole, Carcassone, &c., cominanded by have spared our readers the paius of and Deep thought oft seemed to fix his inthe Waldenses, at Cabrieres, Merin- sofinitely greater number, which we be the result, that

Young Edwin was no vulgar boy; Francis, and executed by the Baron perusing, were committed.

fapt eye.

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One reason, why so many strike Morland loved to lean over bridges and satirical effect, they but ill accord their lyre in praise of poesy' is, that broken trees, in sober abstraction, be with the other parts of this structure. they partly acquire a good ear for fore he soiled his brush. Falconer had With respect, I am, Sir, your's, rhyme, a correct method for the deli- never written his “Shipwreck' but for Oct. 13, 1821.

ABACO. livery of it, and attempt, but seldom a tempest; Somerville the Chace' produce, more than excellent verses. but for his actual experience in field

ORIGIN Mr. Clare is aware that poems, like sports; and Olney's harp might have OF BURYING IN CHURCHES, timber, can be measured by feet, and been unstrung but for its attractive ru. finished off like picture frames, yet, if ralties. Hence, if Mr. Clare will be

CHURCH-YARDS. the timber be unsound at heart, or the great, and form a constellation for the Until the time of Cuthbert, Archframes without good pictures, neither heaven of eternity, let him read good bishop of Canterbury, whose pontifithe one nor the other are of much 'va- prose with assiduous and ardent atten- cate began in 740, and ended in Jue. Poems should be skilfully put tion : let his mind be stored with a 748, the custom of burying within the together, contain solid sentiments, and clear knowledge of things in and out precincts of towns and cities did not the most touching pathos of nature of their nature; let him reason with prevail in England; and it was not

Divinely felt, to make another feel.' truth and virtue: his beauties will until towards the Norman conqnest, Shakespeare, with a few original au- touch the heart while they strike the that persons, however great their rank, thors, should be the only ones worthy eye, and do much towards refining were buried in churches, unless it hapof great application . I believe Bloom- the understanding, which is the spia pened that they were removed thither, field's amiable muse was never much ritual essence of true poetry. Well on account of their extraordinary sancbenefited by listening to the sound of then, after all, it will appear, that 'tity, or in order to be reputed and wor.

read the poets !' - study the A's would have him unacquainted with shipped as saints. Thus the body of down to the Z's,'

metrical authors, ancient and inodern, Queen Adylthrydor St. Asdry, who * Range them by day and meditate by night.' -not so; I would warn him against died of the pestilence, 669, was transThis is an affectation for perfection, at the danger of the shallows, the rocks, lated into the church by her sister; and which soi-disant critics have them and the storms: he may dip, but not Bede tells us, that the Lichfield Preselves failed. Who questions that meditate ; skim, but not dive. He late, St. Chad, was first buried near Lord Byron is not, in soine respects, may consult, but only with a view of the church of St. Mary, but that when the worse for his poetical reading correcting his errors. He will have to St. Peter's Church was built, his bones How many Deserted Villages' have occupy his niche in Fame's proud were removed thither, agreeably to the been attempted since Goldstnith's ca- temple.' He should watch the ellipsis canon of King Edgar, which enjoined reer, yet unsuccessfully. The hubi- and the eclipses. The apostrophe is a that no one should be buried in a tual reading of poetry alone is sufficient very useful little fellow, but should church, whose life had not been a to make å poetaster feel his way not be abused. That is is preferable goodly one, and worthy of such a buthrougli a monthly periodical. But, to that's;: against to 'gainst. A hab- rial. The origin of the general cusallowing one exception, I verily believe, bling line is, like a lame ploughman, tom, now prevalent, of barring in now and then, a hide poem is scattered out of its place. Inferior is not full churches (a custom of which almost in periodical pages, far exceeding half, enough for three syllables at the close every one complains, though no ove nay, four-fifths of puffed off publish of a 'Sonnet.' Mr. Clare will com- seems anxious io put a stop to it); aped poetry; and I have often wished prehend me by re-perusing his works.* pears to have been this. Persons, of an that a work were patronised by the lite. It is true, many provincialisms, with extraordinary sanctity, were first placed rati to select the best pieces for after other eccentricities, might be brought there as in the cases of St. Awdry and ages' from those which are destined forward, but his experience will tutor St. Chad. Founders and patrons, and for the soap and candles. I would him to expunge them as he advances other great persons, afterwards crept as not keep Mr. Clare in ignorance of the towards beatified love and eternal tri- near to the fabric as they could, some silliness of some poets, the eccentricity umph.

Mus. being laid in the porch; others in the of some, and the disproportionate non

entry of the cloisters; others in the sense of others; but I would not ad- ST. PANCRAS NEW CHURCH. cloisters themselves, before the chaptervise him to trust to the strength of To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. house door; others in the chaptertheir weakness, which is irretrievable, Sir, I have renewed my visit to the house; ' and others in the sacristy, from vain notions and obstinate party New Church, St. Pancras, which is fi- Sometimes the bodies were deposited considerations. If he march the fields nishing very rapidly; and I think it in the wall, first on the outside of with his eye directed to nature he will necessary to state one more objection, which there is a remarkable instance at be original; if he closet himself and omitted in my last communication : Lichfield) and then in the inside. In imagine nature, he will be an imitator. viz, the monsters' heads that are plac-process of time, our ancestors began to London has given birth to poets, but ing round the porticos of the vestry form aisles, and to bory and establish the country has made them. Edin- wings. I trust, Şir, the architect, in chantries in them, after which they burgh will produce a • Pirate,' but his his good sense, will see the propriety made free with the body of the church, attributes have been drawn from the of making some alteration in this re- and lastly, except in the cases of sancscenes of action. Ramsay and Burns spect, as also with the equivocal and tity before mentioned, they had te danced with the shepherdesses and grotesque ornaments over the altar be-course (chiefly since the reformation) sung with hobbinols. Cunningham fore noticed, for, independently of their to the chancel. It appears, that, formused to sit on the furrows, like Prior's

The trifles which I have mentioned are

erly, all persons of rank and fortune Cupid's ploughboy,' and listen to only intended as examples of carelessness and

were laid in stone coffins, if we may the calm wanderings of the stream. I not as injurious to the tenor of the volumes. judge from the number of them that has been found ; though Bede says, tain, and is corroborated by inany re-| tage; but this requires considerable that St. Awdry was burierl, according cords of ancient times; which mention courage; for as soon as it can erect it. to her own request, in a wooden coffin. that those who were reputed good self again, the assailant runs the greatHer sister, Sexburg, however, who suco Christians, lay towards the south and est risk of being bitten. Often, too, ceeded her as abbess, caused her bones east, while others who had suffered ca. it is so bold as to follow its enemy by to be taken up, after they had luid six-pital punishment, or laid violent hands leaps and bounds, instead of fleeting teen years in the grave, and placed in on themselves, were buried towards from him; and it does not cease the a stone coffin. As to later times, we the north, a custom formerly much pursuit till its revenge is glutted.

la learn from Thornton's Nottingham-practised in Scotland.

its' erect position it is so much the shire, and Dugdale's Monasticon, that

more formidable, because it is as high as stone coffins were in general use, until

a man, and can even bitea person upon

AMERICAN NAMES. the reign of Henry lll. inclusive;

horseback. M. Moreau de Jonnes was from which period, down to Henry Of all people who ever imposed vaines once riding through a wood, when his VIII: their use, according to Browne upon a newly-discovered country, the horse reared; and when the rider Willis, got gradually out of fashion. Americans have certainly been the most looked round to discover the cause of The partiality to the southern and east- unlucky in their choice; witness Big- the animal's terror, he perceived a Fer ero sides of a church sard, in the cir- muddy River and Little-muddy River, de Lance viper standing quite erect in cumstance of burial, inay, perhaps, at Little shallow River, Good Woman a bush of bamboo; and heard it hiss first, have partly arisen from the an- River, Little Good' Woman Creek, several times. He would have fired at cient custom of praying for the dead ; Grind-stone Creek, Cupboard Creek, it with his pistol, but the affrighted for, as the usual approach to most Biscuit Greek, Blowing-Ay Creek, horse drew back so ungovernably, that country churches is by the south, it cum multis aliis in the same delightful he was obliged to look about for some was natural for burials to be on that taste. When this country shall have one to hold him. He now espied at side, in order that those going to di- its civilized inhabitants, its cities, its some distance, a negro upon the vine service night, in their way, by scholars, and its poets, how sweetly ground, wallowing in his blood, and the sight of the graves of their friends, will such names sound in American cutting with a blunt knife the flesh be reminded of them, and induced to verse !

from the wound occasioned by the bite offer up prayers for the welfare of their

Ye plains where sweet Big-muddy rolls along,

of the same viper. When he acquaint. souls. Even now, since this custom of And Tea-pot, one day to be famed in song, ed the negro with his intention of killprayers has been abolished, the same Where swans on Biscuit and on Grindstone ing the serpent, he earnestly opposed obvious situation of graves may excite


it, as he wished to take it alive, and

And willows wave upon Good Woman's make use of it for his cure, according some tender recollection in those who

side! view them, and silently implore the

How shall your happy streams in after time

to the superstitious notion of the nepassing tribute of a sigh.' That this Tune the soft lay, and fill the sonorous groes. He presently rose, cut some ·motive had its influence, may be con


lianes, inadé a snare with them, and cluded from the graves, which, in some

Blest bards, who in your amorous verse will then concealing himself behind the instances, appear on the north side,

bush, On murmuring Pork and gentle Cannon

near the viper, he attracted his atwhen the approach to the church lies Ball :

tention by.a low whistling noise, and that way. Sull, however, even on this Split-Rock, and Stick-Lodge, and Two Thou- suddenly throwing a noose over the case, the south side is well tenanted,

sand Mile,

animal, drew it tight, and secured his and, consequently, there must have

White-lime, and Cupboard, and Bad-hu

eneiny. M. Morreau saw this negro

mour'd Isle ! been some other cause for this prefer- Flow, Little-Shallow, fow! and he thy

twelve months afterwards, but he had ence. The supposed sanctity of the

not perfectly recovered the use of the east is well knowil, ard arose from the Their great example, as it will their tbeme ! lirub bitten by the viper. The negroes circumstance of our Saviour, the Sun

Isis with Rum and Ouion must not vie,

persecute these vipers with the greatest of Righteousness, appearing in that And Thames and Tagus yield to great Big-Lit

Cam shall resign the palm to Blowing-Fly,

acrimony. When they have killed quarter, with respect to us; from the


ope, they cut off its head, and bury it tradition of his ascending to heaven

deep in the earth, that no mischief may eastward, from Mount Olivet; and THE WEST INDIA VIPER.

be done by the fangs, which are dangerfroin an universally received opiniou,

ous after the death of the animal. Men that he will re-appear in the same By a report read before the Royal and beast shun this formidable reptile; quarter at the last day. Hence the Institute of France, it appears that the the birds manifest the same antipathy customs of building churcbes with one great viper, called Fer de Lance, is one for it as they do for owls in Europe, end pointing towards the east; of turn- of the most dreadful scourges of the and a small one, of the loxia kind, ing ourselves in some parts of our pray-West Indies, but is found only in Mar- even gives warning by its cry, that a ers, in that direction; and of being bú- tinique, St. Lucia, and another sinull viper is at hand. ried with our faces inclining that way. island. This viper is so savage, that Perhaps an analogy was conceived to the moment it sees any person, it immeexist between the Sun of Righteous- diately erects itself and springs upon

Original Poetry. ness and the material sun, from which, him. ' In raising itself, it rests upon persons buried within the rays of the four'equal circles, forned by the lower

HYMENIAL TRIUMPH. latter might have a better claim to part of the body; when it springs, Eight circles will form in our conjugal band the protection of the former. What these circles are suddenly dissolved. And "tis pleasant to think, that in heart and in ever origin this preference to the south After the spring, if it should miss its

hand, und east may have had, the fact is cer- l object, it may be attacked with advan- Our God has so equally paired us.



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Thiee blossoms of five are yet opening their Perhaps never more in a kiss they'll meet mine,

TO LOUISA G_N. oharms,

Nor again thy fond arms round my neck will tuou little cherub, in whose smiling face To delight and secure our affections ;

entwine. While peace is our comfort,-bow gratitude Oh, painful remembrance of all my past bliss, In whose unclouded youthful brow we trace

The happiness of infancy we see; Full dear was my happiness purchas'd by this ; The past and the present reflections ! Those arms that have oft been lock'd fondly in How joyous are the moments of thy life,

No mark of more mature anxiety; The world may revile, with vituperous tongue,


Free froin its care, its sorrows, and its strife.. The loves of endearments united ;

By power of my foe galling fetters confine, But we'll never forsake our pure nest and our Those limbs that so often have borne me to. Yet wherefore say I free: thy troubles, small young,


To us, percbance to thee great griefs appear; So dearly and happily plighted.

That form which hath charm'd thee no longer Or in the loss of thy rebounding ball
is free ;

Or broken doll, which draws thine infant
Yet here, even here, tho' oppressd by my pains,

Tho' bent to the earth by the weight of my

Or in the picture vanished from thine eye, chains,

And mourned with many a deep-desiring sigh. The wind is roaring high and strong, Even here, in the mansion of sorrow and wne, Alas! the human life it seems as though, The cold this clime pervades ; With transports of love my sad bosom can

From infancy to age, all, all, were pain ; But Mercy leads the year along


Our pleasures fled before us, but to go As Summer's beauty fades ;

Even here, in this dungeon, a prey, to, despair, Re-enter, but to disappear again; And Agriculture stores the sheaf

No friend to console or my sorrows to share, All, all obtained, we seek for something more, Before the annual · fall of leaf.?

A faint ray of hope in my bosom will gleam, And, in the search, lose that we had before. The flower so innocent and sweet

So bursts from the heavens the sun's wat’ry Yet some I know there are, whose lot of pain Has vanish'd from the sight;

beam, The artizans of day retreat When clouds from the westward its brightness Whom griefs assail not, whom .no sorrows

Is less than others,—a selected few, In drear and lengthening night:deform,

strain, For seasons gone and pleasures brief, And lightnings blue Aashes foretell the dread

Who know the world, and knowing, enjoy Hope, faith, and love, insure relief.

When Pancy in slumber depictures to me

it too;
*, The mind is happy, great, and wise,
The fairest of things--the image of thee,

Who bask in life's bright sunshine, and ne'er That thinks on change, and keeps

know O then, dearest Emma, my woes are forgot, Reflection mellow'd for the skies,

The shame of poverty or pang of woe. Where nature never sleeps;

My tortures, my prison, I care for them not; Nor intervenés one pang of grief:

In thy tender embrace I am lovingly prest, And oh, sweet infant, may such be thy fate,

With thy kiss of true love, with thy smile I am To know alone the pleasures of the world; Earth only sliews the fall of leaf.'

To see upon thee fix'd no eye of hate, Islington.


With rapture long lost my fond bosom now No lip contemptuous at thy sorrows curld; glows,

To hear no pampered scoffer jeer thy name, THE MINSTREL's HARP.

But the vision expires, and I wake to new woes: And cast thee off to poverty and shame. The way was steep, the ev'ning ray

Such, lov'd of my soul, is thy Etheldred's fate, But may'st thou bask in wealth's refulgent Smil'd gaily in the west; The offspring of sorrow, the victim of hate;

beam, And glanc'd ath wart the ruin'd tower, Sure demons, in euvy of all my past joy, That crown'd the mountain's breast. Were leagued in fell faction my bliss to destroy. With innocence the partuer of thy dream,

Dispersed around by the immortal power, No hospitable warder now But hark! the bolts draw, my tormentors ap

And truth the tutor of thy waking hour; Within the court was seen ;


And may'st thou know of sorrow-but to see, No bowmen bent the trusty yew, I go to my pallet and drop the sad tear;

In happier light, thine own prosperity. . All clad in Lincoln green.

They leave me, and, e'en my dull taper's with-

Farewell, sweet prattler, in thy sparkling ege But Silence held her gloomy sway

My sorrows they mock, and my anguish they I read thy happy heart; oh, may it be Within the ample hall,

scorn ;

As happy when maturer moments fly,
Whose fretted roof and storied pane
Grown frantic, I lay me along the cold stones,

And woman boast an ornament in thee; Now totter'd to their fall.

And hear the damp walls echo back my dull And when old age creeps on, without a sigh, High on the wall' the minstrel's harp


“May'st thou review past hours, and calmly die. å mournful' trophy hung; Ye tyrants, your tortures will soon be no more,

J. D.N. Whose chords had wak'd them to the tale A few dreary hours and my sorrows are o'er ; The aged minstrel sung; My soul from its prison will joyfully flee,

The Drama. Had bade the eye at Percy's fate

To realms where from sorrow and care all 'are With tearful lustre shine ;

free! And rous'd the soul of chivalry

Farewell then, dear Emma, for ever adieu, DRURY LANE.— The spectacle of To vindicate his line.

The last bursting sigh of my soul is for you! the Coronation has been so productive Peace to the minstrel's honour'd shade,


to the treasury of this theatre, that we Peace to his ancient lore,

are assured it will be followed by a paTo thee each passing breeze shall sigh

SONNET. TO MYRA. The minstrel is no more.' E, G. B.

geant still more splendid, representing CYNTHIA is up! and beautiful her light the principal events in the King's fate

Tips ev'ry leaf and dew-drop on the spray ; visit to Ireland. Report says that
How sweet with silv'ry gleam the gentle sight

Mr. Elliston has spent 70001. in preFrom a Lover in Prison to his Mistress.

Seems usher'd in by her resplendent sway! FROM cells of deep solitude, mansions of care, Come, Myra, forth at close of this fair day, paring this gorgeous spectacle, which Where nought can be heard but the sighs of Now the blest hours bring harmony and is expected to eclipse any thing of the despair,


kind ever produced on any stage. The And nought can be seen but the taper's dull Whilst Philomel its soft enamour'd lay

rivalry of the two great houses, for the light,

Sings to the illuminated lamp above! And walls of my prison, most sad to my sight; Where o'er the brightly blue ethereal plains present season at least, is likely to be Borne off by fell ruffians from those I hold dear, Venus by duves in siken car is driven,

the rivalry of expense only; and as to The freedom of writing is all I have here; The moon-beams of the night making hier reins, those old fashioned amusements, call0! dearest of women, my bosom's delight, Guiding their course along the vaulteded tragedy and comedy, they will, in Perhaps never more wilt thou bless my fond heaven:

atl' probability, be banished the stage sight,

o light divine!

whence purer pleasures How altogether, or be left to be produced in Perhaps never more shall thy Etheldred hear Teach me thy light that I myself may know! Thy lips breathe the vow of affection sincere. 14th Sept. 1821.

HÁTT. "the form of comic barlettas and melo

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tramus at the minor theatres. Seven tharine ; but why do we talk of actors, the principal character becoming more thousand pounds for a single spectacle! for all iheir exertions, and almost the subdued, we were better able to relish How many deserving authors would story itself, were lost in the gorgeous, the forcible delineation of Mr. Terry, half this sum hare stimulated to use ness of the spectacle. The whole of whose conception of the character of their best efforts in the legitimate dra- the scenery was of the most splendid de- the freebooter, though rather differing ina; but this is a consideration which scription, and the coronation surpassed from our's, is likely to be very popular. cannot be expected to have much influ- any thing we ever saw (the real corona- On Tuesday evening, Mrs. Chatence with managers, who rather vitiate tion of his present Majesty excepted). terly made her first appearance in Lun the public taste than try to correct it. The triumphal arch in the great sqnare dy Teazle, for her own benefit; and If the present rage for spectacle conti- of Moscow--the gilded barrier whichsúr- we have much doubt that there is an nues, we may expect to see the whole rounds the stage-the sound of joyous actress on the stage, at present, who corps dramatique disinissed, and suc- trumpets and drums, intermingled with would have played the character betceeded ou the stage by troops of sol- the distant thunder of artillery--the ter. It was sportive but dignified; diers and itinerant minstrels, who will musicians, followed by guards, whose the humour was chaste, and the feeling answer all the purposes of public pro- gorgeous plumes waved in their helmets, without affectation. cessions.

were all faithfully exhibited. The ec. On Thursday night, Mrs. InchCovent GARDEN.-On Wednesday clesiastical dignitaries, with the sacred bald's comedy of Every one has his night, this theatre exhibited a striking ensigns of their faith, followed. Deputa- Fault, was performed for the first time proof of the elegance, variety, and tions from the tributary states, with their this season. Although there are many magnificence to which we have attained banoers, were succeeded by the foreign comedies on the stage superior to this in stage decoration and stage effect. ambassadors, splendidly attired. The in dialogue, yet there is scarcely a bet

The play was the melo-dramatic opera representative of England wore a man- ter acting play, or one in which a more of The Erile, written by Reynolds, tle and star, with an immense plume intimate knowledge of the stage is exand founded on Madame Cottin's of ostrich feathers in his hat. The hibited. Every incident, every word charming novel of Elizabeth. This Envoy of Tartary rode a beautiful seems to telt; and the humourous play was first produced in 1808, when horse, richly caparisoned. The Chi- scenes are succeeded by others of such the Covent Garden company were per- nese ambassador was borne by a poble, deep pathos, that the audience are in forming at the Opera House, and was charger, and was attended by a train of smiles or tears at the will of the author. at that time particularly fortunate in horsemen. After the aun bassadors The part of Mr. Irwin was sustained the performers. Mr. Young, who had came the young prince, and he was fol- by Mr. Cotrway, who gave a fine picpreviously attracted much notice at the lowed by Elizabeth, reclining in a lofty ture of the heart-stricken husband in Haymarket, confirmed his fame in the car of gold, lined with blue silk, under scenes of such deep domestic affiction. character of Daran. Mrs. Dickons, a most splendid canopy, and drawn by In this character Mr. Conway displaythen in the zenith of her powers and six horses, attended by grooms in in- ed much true feeling'; he was fully popularity, was Katherine. The songs, perial livery. The procession moved master of the character, and in every which had been composed by Maz- to the cathedral, which was truly a scene in which he appeared he played zinghi, ufforded fine scope for her rapid splendid scene. The main aisle froin the heart to the heart. Mrs: execution, and the performance of this stretched to a great distance, and, in- Chatterley, who excels in scenes of part was considered as one of her great-creased by the perspective art of the distress and tenderness, played the est triumphs. The other leading cha- paioter, terminated in a window richly part of Lady Eleanor admirably. Terrácters were in good hands, and the illumined. The roof was hung with ry, in one of the nost admirable chasuccess of the play was most decided. numerous lustres, and the floor was racters in human life, that of the peace

The merit of the play or its success, covered with crimson cloth. In the maker, Harmony, was quite at home, 1 were not, however, we suspect, the middle was the sacred font, and on the and Oxberry was a good Solus. The

principal iodacements for its revival; | left the altar, on which was placed the part of Sir Robert Ramble fell to at but, as the splendour and pageantry imperial diadem. The ceremony was Mr. Johnson, from the Bristol Theas of an English coronation had been suc- short; indeed, the scene was too daz- tre, who made his first appearance on cessful at this theatre, and was still po- zling to bear looking on for any time, the London boards. His reception pular at the rival one, the manager The whole exhibition was of the nost was highly flattering; but though ihought the Exile would afford hiin an gorgeous and expensive description, and possessing many requisites for thọ stage, opportunity to render the coronation was received throughout with the and no ordinary share of talent, we cons of a Russian Express still more splen- loudest applause. Spectacle has cer- fess we thought that he had mistnok the did, with the pompous offices and pro- tainly now reached its acmé, for we character, and forgot that. Sir Robert cessions of the Greek Church. We cannot conceive it to go higher than was a gentleman. of the other cha would speak of the actors, for Young, it has done in the revival of the Exile. racters little remains to be said ; they in Darap, was as fine as ever; Farren The farce of the Lying Valet fol- were sufficiently well represented, and was the best Governor of Siberia that lowed, in which Mr. Meadows played the comedy was received throughout ever appeared on the stage; Liston, the part of Sharp with great spirit and with the most decided applause. Fawcett, and Egerton were excellent much comic effect.

ADELPHỊ THEATRE.--A new buru in their respective parts; the Empress HÁYMARKET THEATRE.— The opera letta, called Bruno, has been produced

Elizabeth was imperially personated of Rob Roy has proved very attractive at this elegant little house; it is a most į by Mrs. Faucit; Miss Foote was love at this theatre ; and, on seeing it a se- laughable little production, and, with

ly in `Aleșina; and Mrs. Tennant cond and third time, our prejudices in the other favourite pieces, has attracted made a very favourable debut in Ka- favour of the former representation of crowded audieyces nightly.

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