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great and opposice qualities which distinguished those horse," I shall now proceed to offer a remark or two on intimating where and when they may be met with; two individuals; the melting pathos and natural feeling the performance of Ivanhoe.
besides which, the following fair applicants will also of the former, with the heroic grandeur and dignity of Taking it for granted that Mr. Vandenhoff possesses be on view : the latter. One thing we will venture to assert, with the privilege of choosing, from every new piece, in A LADY WITH A PARCEL, (apparently a very interest ove fear of contradicion. His voice is such as never which he performs, what character he pleases, I cannot ing, intelligent damsel,). dates from “ Toxtech had its equal on the stage; so deep and full, so barmo withhold an expression of my surprise at the selection Park;” rather a vague direction apparently; but nious and expressive; so magnificent in power and of Ivanhoe. He may perhaps have sufficient reasons probably a sufficient clue for the instinctive penes volume, that, without apparent effort, it fills every cor- for so doing, and certainly played the unknown knight iration of a lover. ner
of this immense theatre, and makes it re-echo to with great judgment and propriety; but the play would Another kind soul, E. F. invites the gentleman to station its sound; so articulate in all its varieties of modulation, as certainly be rendered stronger, and more attractive, from the lowest whisper to the most rapid storm of by having him for the representative of Sir Reginald.
himself on Wednesday next, at the corner of Duker
street, Hanover-street, when and where she will passionate utterance, that its every syllable is distinctly Isaac of York lost nothing by being assigned to Mr. make herself known by a significant “ HEM!" audible in all parts of the vast concave; so susceptible W. Rees; who, it should seem, knows how to draw tears, of all the shades of human passion, that it is equally almost as well as he knows how to excite laughter. A third who
subscribes A YOUNG LADY," will next capable of thrilling the soul with tones of the most ex Thalia is undoubtedly his favourite, but Melpomene
Saturday, at four o'clock, take what she terms, 'i quisite tenderness, and of assuming the loftiest expres- appears to have, at least, some portion of his affection ;
round up Duke-street,' with her usual appendage
, sion of rape, of scoro, of disdain, and all the fiercer af- and I trust his love for the one will never fail to
the ridicule. With all this business before the fections of the mind. To these singular advantages of remind him of the gratitude he owes the other. ** His
YOUNG BACHELOR, we don't know how any long organ are added the graces of a fine person, and features interview with Sir Brian was uncommonly affecting, pot possessed of ubiquity, will perform the task be full of Aexibility and expressiveness; and all these and evinced an extensive acquaintance with the pathe.
has brought upon himself, by a presumption against qualifications, the gift of nature, are beightened and tic; the sordid, avaricious Jew, was finely contrasted the probable consequences of which we have already adorned by those mental endowments which art and with the fond, doting parent, and he alternately
warned him. education can alone bestow.
trayed a detested, reluctant miser, and an affectionate, Mr. Macready, we are informed, was educated at agonized father, with considerable effect. His silent The favour of XVI. would have been more acceptable one of our great public schools, where he distinguished acting, though not so good as it might have been in the if somewhat more legible. He (or she, we rathers himself by an uncommon proficiency in the learned hands of a more skilful performer, was also very credit- mise) can write much more distinctly sometimes. We languages and general erudition, and was equally com- able, and he greatly distinguished himself by the impas- cannot of course form any judgment of the merits e mnended for his assiduity in study, and for the uniform sioned feeling given to the close of this important scene. the article alluded to, until we have petused it, wbich correctness of his moral conduct. He there was imbued
Yours, truly, DRAMATICUS. we shall be glad to have the opportunity of doing. with that chasteness and delicacy of taste, which is so
Liverpool, 8th Sept. 1820. perceptible in all his performances; there, too, he im
We shall take the earliest opportunity to enrich ou bibed that love for the study of the great models of clas
columns with the beautiful lines by the late Duchess sical antiquity, which he still retains; for we are told
of Devonshire, which are this week superseded by that the volumes of Æschylus and Sophocles are still
TO THE EDITOR.
our extracts from the lively satire of Julia. the constant companions of his leisure. It is not to be
A. M. W. of Bradford is not overlooked. 40 wondered, therefore, that a mind, formed by the ha
SIR,—There is no part of your amusing miscellany The communication of T. H. A. possesses ng interest bitual contemplation of these great masters of terror and picy, and aided by almost every accomplishment more acceptable to me than that which you allot to
unless the accompanying note be really genuing, which wbich nature and art can confer, should produce on the Literpool Theatre. Your correspondents G. N.
we have of course no means of ascertaining. the stage those great effects which, during the late sea and DRAMATICUS may be assured that their lucu. sori, have so often astonished and electriõed the audi-brations are always anxiously expected by 'many, The doggrel letter of SPOONEY is not without some amongst whom I of course include myself.
good points, but there is a slang and levity about it, If you should not be favoured with any remarks
which would not suit the taste of the generality of our on She stoops to conquer, permit me to record Mr.
fair readers, who would not be very well pleased with LIVERPOOL THEATRE. Browne's deficiency of feeling in the scene where
the familiar way of this Spark,
as displayed in the Miss Hardcastle confesses her affection for him, and
By the bye, I had nearly forgotten to say. laments that a want of fortune should cause their That I met with a beautiful creature to-day; TO THE EDITOR.
separation. Miss Blanchard, who this'eveving made She was modestly tripping, I gave her the wink, her debut on the Liverpool stage, and supported
&c. &c. the character of Miss Hardcastle with much spirit, MontiCOLA SYLVANO's Battle between the Sun and S16, Notwithstanding the commendation justly be. was in this scene' very pathetic, which added constowed on our spirited managers, for the magnificent siderably to the bad effoci produced by Mr. Browne's
Moon, in allusion we take it to the recent eclipse
, manner in which they have successively produced Henri hard and unfeeling manner, and made it the more
what we should call rather Bathetic, were there Quatre, The Antiquary, and Ivanhoe, there are not
convenient a word. His notion that wanting some of those perpetual grumblers, who cavii conspicuous. Mr. Bass, as Hastings, was still - The Moon was fighting with the Sun, at any thing and every thing, to censure and abuse them more inattentive to the business of the stage. His And that the hussy's salamander teeth, for introducing such spectacles on the boards of a Theatre behaviour to Miss Neville was throughout the play Had bit his hallow'd body underneath ; Royal.
ungentlemanly, and very unlike that of a respectful However sublime it may be, would be better applied It is truly lamentable to see the thrones of Shakspeare, and ardent lover. It was the subject of general upon the occasion of a Lunar eclipse, when the Sul,
with his salamander teeth, might with more plausib Rowe, Otway, Massinger, and other writers of " death reinark in that part of the Pit in which sat your less fame," usurped by a class of melo-drainatic wor-humble servant
lity, be figured as biting a piece out of the Most thies. None can regret more poignantly than I do, that
Q, IN THE CORNER.
seeing that, according to the legendary classics of the such should be the casesincerely, however, as I de- September 9, 1820.
nursery, the latter is understood to be composed of plore this circumstance, I am by no means disposed to censure those who, in fact, are not blaineable. If the
MARY 6 CORNELIUS next week. public prefer the rolling tides and burning castles of the A short time ago, a whale, fifty feet and a half long, latter, rather than the transcendant beauties of the for- and twenty-five in circumference in the thiekest pari, We will make another attempt to decipher the MS of mer, which it is manifest they do, what good can possibly and weighing about 25 tons, was killed by two pilots at JULIUS; all our former efforts have proved unsuccesso be achieved by railing at the managers? They only the mouth of the Tay, and dragged up to Dundee. ful. Our correspondents ought really to have some cater for the public, and are consequently compelled to
consideration for our time, if not for our eye-sight
. get up exhibitions suited to the public taste ; not the managers, therefore, but the public are censurable. The many will always govern the few, and we all know,
The communication of JONATHAN OLDBUCK, R.S. To Correspondents.
AMIQUS,--CANDIDUS,--and A CORRESPONDEST, that, in the present day, compared with those who go to
have been received. gratify the sight, but few persons frequent a play-house AFFAIRS OF THE HEART.-As we anticipated, this to feast the mind; and must the doors be closed because subject has grown upon our hands, to an impracticascarcely any body would pass their threshold to see The ble bulk. We have at least a dozen letters profess
Printed, published, and sold Merchant of Venice, A New Way to pay Old Debts, ing to be written by young Ladies, each of whom, or Panice Preserved, when, on the contrary, almost either as the " forlorn hope," or because it so hap
BY EGERTON-SMITH AND CO. erery body would attend a representation of Henri pened, represents herself as the identical dulcinea, in Quatre, The Antiquary, or Ivanhoe? They who an. quest of whom the Young Bachelor has commen. Sold also by John Bywater and Co. Pool-lane; Mesti
Liverpool Mercury Office. swer in the affirmative, cannot surely be either proprie- ced his “ wild-goose chase.” We have selected from tors, or their friends; if proprietors, I would advise the mass of letters received this week on this delicate
Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mc. Thos them immediately to convert the theatre into more va- affair, the three which first arrived; but we must ap.
Smith, Paradise-street;' Mr. Warbrick, Publie luable property; and if their friends, I entreat them to prize the Young BACHELOR that there are several
Library, Line-street; Mr. G. P. Day, Newsmaa,
Dale-street; Me Lamb, Hanover-street ; and Mr. act less like insidious enemies. These observations have in reserve ; so that he should not be too hasty in a been elicited by some unwarrantable aspersions on ma- selection, where the choice is 'so abundant. Some of
John Smith, St. James's-road, for ready morty only. nagers gratuitously uttered before a numerous company the Ladies whose billets doux appear in this week's
AGENTS FOR DUBLIN: last evening; and having endeavoured, to the extent of publication,
have considerably simplified the business, Messrs
. J. K. Johnson & Co. No.
1, Eden Quay, Lower niy humbie ability, "to place the saddle upon the right or according to the old phrase "broken the ice," by
ed by his kinsman; but he has hitherto had no oppor- dark brow; and she saw, with a momentary terror, that & we found amongst the papers of Mr. Piers, an Eng-tunity of ascertaining the truth of this conjecture. he wore his war-dress, and carried the ponderous eluð Wiado rurgeon, who had visited the Friendly Islands.
so dreaded by the foe. The women shrieked at his ap-Selected from the New Monthly Magazine. The lovely Mamana, reclining on soft mats, in the pearance, and starting up, awaited the event in tremb.
shades of her cocoa-grove, directed the labours of her jing expectation. He regarded them not; but suppreg A TALB OP VAVAOO.
women, who were busily staining with various devices sing, with difficulty, the stormy passions which convul.
and colours the fine cloths of gnatoo, with which their sed his soul, thus addressed Mamana in a low and con. A few years since, an English vessel touched at Va- mistress was soon to be adorned as the bride of the vali. Strained voice, terrisc from its forced moderation.vw, one of the Friendly Islands. The crew were very ant Malohi. Amidst the thousand charms of the female " Mamana, there is yet a moment between thee and koopitably received by the King, and being detained band, Mamana, the descendant and representative of ruin. Malobi never shall possess thce. The gods who mereral weeks on account of some necessary repairs, be the great and ancient, shone conspicuous by the beauty gave me superior valour, decreed that i should choose diaza intimate with the most distinguished natives. The and majesty of her person, the dignity and sweetness of before him. Why will the wretch rusd into the farat Europeans found these people extremely amiable as her countenance, and the easy grace of her attitude and jaws of the shark. Who now lives that bath injured Heute, although they could easily perceive, that when gestures. But at intervals her abstracted air and deep Taiofa ?" infuenced by hostile, feelings, their character was irri- sighis, betrayed the feverish anxiety of the destined bride.
“ Have I injured thee?" replied the touiden, "have halale, ferocious, and vindictive. The queen having Her faithful Imanie observed the restless thoughts of I no right to give my hand to whom I please ? Was i retained a slight injury from a fall, Mr. Piers, the sur. her mistress ; she thought of the tranquillizing power born thy slave, or hast thou bought me from a captor ? gum of the ship was requested to attend her, and for of song, and made a sign to two of the maidens ; one of it well becomes thee to vaunt thy ferocity to a defenres that purpose resided chiefly in the king's house. This whom instantly began the following old national melody, less woman. My fetbex was as much the wrror of the zequaintance with his hosts soon improved into friend- which the other accompanied on the fango-fango, or foe as thou art, but who ever heard him bomat ? Whed stip; for their characters were eminently calculated to flute, into which she skilfully breathed through her did Malohi talk of his deeds pas please cach other. Piers was an ardent enthusastic nostril.
“When did he perform tbeto?" rotoned Tasofa ;' spirit, overflowing with kindness, and acutely sensitive;
Fresh from ocean blows the breeze,
"two or three warrior may have supk bepeath his club have had long pined for more cordial intercourse than the
And the sun sinks in the seas
-weak men of little fame. Why in Vavavo compares mperficial civility of polished society, and he was de
In crimson clouds of fire :
him with Taiofa ? When I benguetted in Piji on the lighted to find himself actually beloved and cherished Let us seek the rocky shore,
Aesh of the bravest warriors of the land, slaid by this by being in whose susceptibility, unaffected manners,
Where the rolling surges roar
arm, thy puny minion sickened at the sight of my war. and uncontrolled passions, he found something congenial
With loud and furious ire.
like feast. But it is plain that the gods have devoted thu with his owd feelings, and whose simplicity and igno
From lofty cliffs, with fearful joy we'll bend,
wretch to destruction." raze of European arts did not, in his opinion, degrade And see the dashing waves beneath contend.
As he said this he whirled round his heavy club, and them in the scale of humanity, or render them less in. Thence to that sweet shelter'a bay,
then struck furiously on the ground. His eyes sparklod teresting. No were they less pleased with an European, Where the crystal waters play
with rage. Mamana was terrified, yet with true female who waited more of European intelligence with more of O'er smooth and solid sands.
address she sought to calm the maddening chief. She tative affability and kindness than any other white man There our polish'd limbs we'll lare,
approached him in tears, and took his hand. “ Taiofa,'* By had seen. This connexion became so intimate on And wanton freely o'er the wave,
she said, " thou wert the friend of my father, aud often both sides, that Piers began seriously to think of end.
A gay and mirthful band.
hast thou promised that venerable chief to protect hiu ing his days among his new friends, alleging, as an For sportive maids the gods that shelter keep daughter. Wilt thou then destroy her ? Thou hast vieme, to the English, the delicate state of bis health,
Safe from the greedy monsters of the deep.
four wives younger and fairer than Mamana, why dost sod the congeniality of the climate with his constitution. But she crew were by no means willing to relinquish
How joyful once we pass'd the hours,
thou seek to increase the disquietude of thy home? is reluable services of their surgeon upon the eve of
We danc'd, we sang, we twin'd our flo'wn
Thou art the most formidable of the warriors of our Pecica long and penlous homeward voyage. The officers
Or sported in the tide,
island, but Malohi is loved by many chiefs of renown. mannstrated with him, and the men proceeded to
Ere yet the youth of Vavaco
His death would not pass unrevenged. Cease, then, macs. It is not likely that he was intimidated, since
The savage strangers war-canoe
these cruel thoughts, and live in friendship and peace tike ratives, • warlike and well-armed people, were
To battle had defy'd.
with Mamana and the beloved of her heart." able and willing to protect him. But he probably reYe powers divide, the woes of war remove,
At these words Taiofa writhed with impatience; forted that his engagements ought to be kept sacred,
Restore the happy days of peace and love!
once he half-raised his club to crush the fair pleader ; swd that his obstinacy might involve many of his coun- The sweet and simple air breathed a placid calm into but he thought of bis fame. “Live, foolish girl," he Hymen in destruction. He therefore sailed with the the heart of Mamana, which music ruled with absolute cried, " live, and marry my hated rival; but remember most Soon after his arrival in England he fell a victim power. But the concluding words filled her dark eyes that Taiofa hath vowed his death." do'a pulmonary complaint, which had attacked him on with tears, for she feared that her young warrior might He strode angrily away, leaving Mamana oppressed alde voyage, and he died in obscurity at London. Some soon be compelled to exchange her fond embraces for the with greaf and fear. As custom would net allow her to papers which he left, remained untouched for several deadly grapple of the men of Hamoa.
visit her intended husband before their marriage, she Fears, until an inquisitive relative was lately induced to Whilst she was absorbed in these thoughts, Taiofa, a instantly despatched a messenger in search of him...
pen then, when his curiosity was rewarded with the renowned warrior, who long had sought her hand, stood Malohi was quickly at her feet, and heard the tender' Schloving tale, which he supposes to be founded on facts suddenly before her. Scarcely could she endure his warnings of her fears. Indignation and fury blazed za
intelling w the royal pair who bead been wo much wateen- torce and eager gaze, and the terrible lowering of his his eyes when he board of the insults who had suffered: but he uttered no threats. Mamana, however, saw the games regulations were adopted for preventing the use- joy a last embrace, but was unable to shake off theter herce resolution he had formed. “ No, Malohi,” she less waste of life, and preventing the fatal effects of ir- powerful grasp. Taiofa beheld his agony with a smile
. maid, “ leave him to the torments of his own furious ritation. At a single blast of the conch, the combatants : “Son of the weak and foolish,” said he, “ cease to es passions; risk not thy virtuous life against this monster, threw down their arms, and each taking the hand of his haust thy puny strength in contending with men; a fon who io, alas ! too formidable. Inform the chiefs, thy' adversary they marched off to the places prepared for expects thee, whose attacks will require thy utmost force. friends, of his designs. Keep thy followers about thee; them.
Canst thou beat off the waves of ocean? Canet than neglect no means of securing thy own safety, but pro To a voluptuous yet melancholy air, a band of beau- wrestle with the rising waters? Soon, in the agonien op voke not the contest Subdue that horrid, useless pas- tiful females now slowly advanced with graceful move- drowning, thy choaking spirit shall vainly curse its per sion for revenge: leave this violent man to himself, and ment. The beauty and regularity of their steps, the sumption in aspiring to the chosen bride of Taiofa let us hope that time and reflection will suften his fero- easy grace with which they moved their heads and arms, Malohi attempted to reply, but instantly received s sious heart, and make him seek our friendsiip and for- called forth a cry of pleasure and surprise from all the blow on the mouth from one of the guards, while others giveness."
spectators. The whole assembly gazed with rapture, in forced a piece of wood into his mouth, which they los The youth kissed his beautiful counsellor, and pro- spired by the charms of beauty, music, and the graceful tened so as to prevent his speaking; they then tied his mised to avoid his enemy. He then conversed with postures of the lovely dancers, who seemed animated by hands and feet together. At the command of Taiota Aer on their future prospects, and laid down many a one soul.
they hurried the unfortunate youth down to the beach, visionary scheme of bliss. In this delightful converse Suddenly the fire of twenty muskets from the adja- and threw hirp into a canoe, into which two of them filthey remained till late in the evening ; the full moon cent shrubberies stretched the king and nineteen brave lowed him. They instantly began to paddle out the man beamed brightly over the scene; the nightingale's sweet chiefs dead or wounded on the grass. Before the pause towing with them an old leaky boat, in which their priand plaintive song thrilled through the woods; the of horror had been broken by a single scream, another soner was to be left bound, gradually to sink. Alaly lovers seemed alone in the world, and all the world to volley scattered death among the multitude. The flash it was half filled with water, and continued to fill rapid). each other. They parted reluctantly at Mamana's and report of arms, the cries of the wounded, and the Malohi beheld with horror the miserable fate to skich house, where her female attendants received her. screams of the terrified females ; the simultaneous rush he was devoted; but when he thought of that which In the morning they heard that Taiofa had left the to the outlets, for escape, instantly converted the scene awaited Mamana, his agony became insupportable
. The island, and rejoiced in his departure, which they attri- of peaceful pleasure into the most appalling spectacle. insulting conqueror stood on the beach eagerly watching buted to shame and remorse for his outrageous beha- Hundreds of warriors, armed and painted in the man, the progress of the vessel, which had now reached the viour. No further obstacle impeding the wishes of the ner of the Hamoa islanders, rushing in all directions intended distance ; the rowers, with refined cruelty wok
lovers, their nuptials were celebrated a few days after- from their ambuscade, with terrible shouts, soon showed the gag from their prisoner's mouth, that their chied . wards with due solemnities and rejoicings. The king the devoted and unarmed assembly the dreadful fate might enjoy the fiendish pleasure of hearing his despaita
and all the principal chiefs, to whom Malohi was de which awaited them. On every side the ruthless enemy ing cries and execrations. The dreadful moment va gervedly dear, attended the festivity.
dealt destructive blows; and ere the terrified gazers now arrived. The marly, an extensive lawn before the royal man- could collect their scared thoughts they were added to One of the men began to haul the leaky canoe alonge sona was the scene of the nuptial rejoicings. At one the number of the slain.
side of that in which they were. As he stooped, ble end of it, the king, the principal chiefs, the bride and The warriors of Vavavo met death without fear or companion raised his paddle, struck him a dreadful blow bridegroom, were seated to witness the performance of complaint. A few grappling desperately with their on the head, which stunned himr; he fell dead into the the day. At a little distance from them, the most plen- armed foes wrenched from them their weapons, and had sea. The man who had performed this extraordinary siful supply of provisions was arranged for distribution the consolation of selling their lives dearly; others, action, quickly cut the cords by which Malohi was bouad, after the games. Baked pork, the flesh of a particular even without weapons, made a terrible resistance, and and pointing to the shore, where the chiefs and wantine species of dog, fattened for the purpose, bananas, yams, by their natural strength and the ferocity of hopeless were fast launching their canoes, with terrible outery and cocoas formed the chief articles of the feast. Near despair, contrived not to fall unrevenged. A few of the Lo pursue them, bade Malohi to pull with all bie mape these, fifty singers and musicians sat in order on the elder chiefs perceiving from the first that death was in. He obeyed in silence. They made for a rocky and egrass. Some of them beat a drum, consisting of a cy- evitable, awaited the fatal blow with folded arms and inhabited part of the coast, with the desperate energy of lindrical piece of hollowed wood, covered with skin; unmoved countenances. In a few minutes, of all the men struggling for life. But they soon saw the vinden others played on a sort of sticcado, or instrument com company so lately rejoicing and thoughtless of danger, tive Taiofa, with many others, strenuously labouring * posed of pieces of hard wood of different sizes, by two only remained alive on the spot. A few had es- overtake them. The canoes of the pursuers were each striking which they produced the various notes; others caped ; but the greater part had perished by the clubs rowed by several men ; and they soon gained upon the again performed on different sorts of Autes, all of which and spears of the warriors of Hamoa.
fugitives, whose strength began to fail. In vain thedd were played by the breath of the nostrils. The singers The survivors were Malohi and Mamana. At the first I ter redoubled their efforts; their powers were exhausted
; raised their voices in harmony with the instruments
, and appearance of the enemy, Mamana had down to the and Taiofa's canoe came swiftly on. The triumphant shaunted the delights of love and the reward of valour. arms of her lover for protection ; and in the next mo- menaces of that terrible chief resounded in their ears as
At the king's comunand, a hundred shells sounded for ment they were seized by four of the Hamoa warriors they doubled the angle of a jutting rock, and entered a the gymnastic entertainment to commence lostantly who guarded them until the work of destruction was pool formed in a recess of its lofty perpendicular side from each side of the areru twenty warriors advanced. completed. Mamana swooned, and was spared the con Malobi, seeing no outlet for escape, uttered a deep greed They wore their war dresses, consisting of lofty helmets sciousness of the horrors by which she was surrounded; • Now follow me," said his companion, and dive inn of chick basket-work, covered with the fine downy scar- but the unhappy Malohi beheld the whole of the dread the sea. Without hesitation Malohi followed him. The les plumage of a small bird, coats of mail, composed of ful scene. When he found that he and his bride were pursuers in a few moments came up with the eropty cu leech strung in rows, and breastplates of mother of alone to be preserved, a horrible suspicion instantly noe ; and when they found that their destined victime pearl, obtained fro" enormous shells. An immense occurred to him, and he perceived impending dangers had precipitated themselves into the ocean to escape their fanlike plunje of long scarlet tail feathers overspread far more terrible than the death-blows which fell around cruelty, their disappointment broke out in dreadil om their helms, the fronts of which were made to resemble him.
crations. the hideous faces of evil spirits. They were armed with The conquerors with boisterous mirth, now shared Meantime the unfortunate Mamana, oo recatering slubs lighter than those used iq vax, and with pointless amongst themselves the feast which had been provided from her swoon, found herself in an apartment of the spears. Moving to slow and solemnn music, they danced for the solemnity; and when they had appeased their house which had lately been the King's, attended by twa for a while in two divisions, frequently flourishing their hunger, the prisoners were carried before the leaders of of her own women. They informed her that several of weapons, and at regular pauses in the music, advancing the victorious warriors. The terrified Mamana dared their companions had been killed in the late dreadful Dear to eac'ı other in attitudes of defiance. By degrees not to lift her eyes, until roused by an exclamation of affray, and the rest enslaved by the Hamoa people ; and the masic, rising louder and quicker, excited a martial horror and rage from her lover, she looked up, and saw, that the house in which they were was strongly guarded. sensation in every bosom. The two divisions of war. hideous with malicious delight, the ferocious countenance From them also she learned the fate to which her love rion separated to a great distance, and threw their spears of Taiofa The last spark of hope was extinguished in had been condemned, and which they imagined he band with prodigious force and unerrring aim, but with simi- her bosom. She uttered a piercing shriek, and fell sense suffered. At this dreadful intelligence her grief was unlar dexterity all avoided the blows. Then, raising their less on the ground. Taiofa commanded two of his men bounded; she seized a sharp instrument that lay acdi
. war cry, they rushed together with their clubs, and to carry her off. Malohi felt that he should never see dentally near Her, and wounded her face and head in fought as if life or liberty were at stake. But in these her more; he struggled to break from his guards to en. several places; wore her beautiful hair, and throwing
herself on the ground, abandoned herself entirely to thoughts of Taiofa. He perceived that his power was as if revived, struggling with his terrible rival, and at ber grief, uttering the most pitious cries. In this state destroyed-his reputation gone-his hopes blighted last slain by his spear; when the victor commanded and bleeding face, her torn and soiled garments
, her famy ; nor could he hope that the
people of Vavaoo, his morning she awoke to the consciousness of her dreadful xattered tresses, and the extravagance of her sorrow, injured countrymen, would forgive
his treacherous in- fate. On a pile of mats she sat motionless ; her arms protected her for the time from the wild passions of the troduction of their Hamoa enemies. He therefore re-embracing her knees; her tearless eyes fixed on vacancy. het He gave orders for every attention to her accom- solved to die.“ Know," said he, “ that Taiofa disdains Her sagacious attendant soon perceived the symptoms
ation, and retired to meditate and ripen a new and thy intercession. He can suffer death_as unmoved as of impending insanity: and in hopes to relieve her by rtant scheme. In returning from their fruitless he can inflict it." As he said these words, he was seized exciting her tears, she sang in a low tone, and mournfu ait, the Hamoa warriors had perceived a small Eu- by the French seamen, who dragged him into the hold, measure, an old and pathetic elegy, of which the fol. an vessel in the offing, which was evidently endea. and loaded him with irons.
lowing may give some idea : Ung to make Varaoo. Taiofa was desirous of taking Ilundreds of canoes surrounded the vessel, chiefly - What sounds, in the forest, so mournfully swelling, this Tesse!; and as that could only be effected by strata. filled with natives of Vavaoo. When they saw the fall he had appointed a consultation of chiefs at the of so many of the Hamoa warriors, they rejoiced in the
Thrill, plaintive, and sweet, through the silence of Les of the god Tooitonga.. prospect of their speedy deliverance from those invaders.
night? The priest of Tooitonga was the oracle of these islands. They, therefore, shewed no disposition to interfere. The 'Tis the heart-broken maid, in her desolate dwelling He kept up a daily intercourse with his divinity, and French captain, however, regarded them all as enemies, Bewailing the youth who has perish'd in fight. managed his replies with so much address, that they and maintained all due precautions; he was therefore rese generally sure of being confirmed by events. To much relieved when Malohi explained to him the real Fled is the beauty her eyes that enchanted,
sintain the dignity of the divinity he represented, he state of affairs. After relating the jealous rivalship be- Mute is the voice that pour'd love and delight, otten judged it expedient to require a human sacrifice; tween himself and Taiofa, and the treacherous manner Cold is the breast on her bosom that panted, and such was his influence, that even when he named in which that warrior had betrayed his countrymen to for that purpose, the children of the most distinguished the people of Hamoa, he proceeded to narrate his own
Pall’n is the youth in the terrible fight persons in the island, their parents never withheld them escape. from his sanguinary grasp. He was maintained in the ... When I precipitated myself into the waves, in imi. Par o'er the waves is an island of pleasure
, wwi luxuriant manner by the devout natives, who car. tation of my companion, I thought merely of disap
Heroes departed there reign in delight; sied him plenty of dainties, which,
he assured them was pointing the vengenance of my rival, by rushing into There, hapless maid, seek thy dearly lov'd treasure, the most agreeable service they could render to heaven. the arms of death. But when I rose again to the sur. There dwells thy lover, who fell in the fight."
When the chiefs bad assembled in his house, each of face, the instinct of nature compelled me to strive for them made an offering to the god; and then Taiofa in existence. I breathed the air, but seemed in utter dark
Mamana at first seemed unconscious of the song but çaired of him, whether they should succeed in their in ness. With what rapture did I hear my companion at length some particular note seemed to rivet her atten * teadad attack on the white men's ship. The priest whisper, Couragembe still-you are safe!'-At the tion. She listened—changed her attitude and towards seened to meditate for some time; then appeared in a sort same instant he assisted me to a crag, by which I held the conclusion,
wept abundantly. trance; then foamed at the mouth, uttered several for some time.
A loud and continued noise was now heard without; sange cries; and soon afterwards became callu. He “ My eyes soon began to accustom themselves to the and in a few minutes the Hamoa warriors, who had then told them Topitonga had been with him, and as- dim light of the place in which we were, and which at been left to guard them, entered the house, purgued by sured bim that if they did not conquer, it would be their first I thought quite dark. I then perceived it to be a
a number of the Vavaoo people, who soon dispatched own fatalt; and that as he intended to protect them, he spacious cavern, into which the entrance from the sea them with their clubs. They then explained to Mamana
rayuired them to offer him, through his priest, all the lay beneath the surface. The light was faintly reflected the revolution of her fortune, and that of her country, zdánk they might find in the white men's ship, together from the bottom of the sea, through the aperture into occasioned by the failure of Taiofa's enterprise, in
vich some shirts and trowsers, for the more magnificent this cave. We now emerged from the water, and sat which the principal Hamoa warriors having fallen, the apparel of his priest. These conditions they promised on the crags in silence, dreading lest any of our pur- people had risen against
those who were left behind, and to falil, and departed full of confidence in their under suers should remain on the
watch near the spot. But put them to death. They also acquainted her with rating.
when the failure of the light warned us of the ap- the supposed fate of her lover. As she was already at pas determined that Taiofa, and eleven Hamoa proach of evening, we ventured to quit the cave. We persuaded of his death, the information that he had ehiefs, should each go on board the vessel, with a canoe lived out of it in the same manner as we had entered it, escaped by a voluntary act from the cruelty of his rival, and for traffic, and attended by eight
or ten resolute rock, and at length safely landed. We remained con- rank they carried her directly to the marly, where all laden with bogs, cocoas, and other provisions, as presents swam for a considerable distance round the projecting gave her a noumful satisfaction. As a chieftainess of asriors. They were to affect the most friendly disposi cealed among the cliffs till the evening, during which the remaining nobles, who had survived the treacherous isa and peaceable intentions, until they should be so dis- cime my preserver informed me of the motives by which attack of Taiofa, were immediately to assemble
to reza. pered over the ship, that every one of the crew might he had been induced to undertake my deliverance, and late the government of the island.
As she approached the spot where several chiefs had ie-vood daggers, which were to be concealed under was a young native of Hamoa, named Fanaw; and already met, she perceived another party advancing to We dosks.
although I did not remember him, yet he fortunately the place in another direction. This was the French Eady the next morning the ship had anchored in the recollected that in an invasion of his country by the captain and his crew, with two other persons, one of bey, and a few canoes were sent to open a friendly com- peopleof Vavaoo, while he was yet a boy, I had dissuaded whom instantly attracted the eyes of the astonished munication, which was very adroitly performed. The our chiefs from putting to death a number of prisoners, Mamana. At the same moment be flew
to meet her, degree, and were received on board in the most amica- bad accidentally
discovered this cave when
fishing, and living Maloki; she could not mistrust her senses, but He manice. Presents were interchanged, and purchases happily for me had never disclosed the secret of its ex- her excessive joy was too powerful for the weak state et seeded that of the crew. Taiofa, as the principal chief, I found that we had landed near the dwelling of the senseless to the ground
but for the support of her lover. azt with particular attention from the captain. His priest of Tooitonga. I had no doubt that Taiofa and He, who thought her dying, uttered frantic crics, which people were now dispersing themselves in the manner his Hamoa warriors had spared the old man from vene- happily reaching the ears of the French seamen, they igreed no, and Taiofa perceived they would presently ration for the god he serves, and I thought that I might ran to the spot, when a surgeon among them instantly expect the signal he was to give by stabbing the captain. depend on his aid for food, shelter, and the
means of comprehending the affair, promptly bled the fair Me Aloed ery suddenly pierced his ear, and turning round, escaping to one of the Tonga islands. We therefore mana, who soon recovered to life, and love, and happiw one of his confederates fall mortally wounded by advanced towards his dwelling; but as we approached,
ness. be dirk of an officer. Instantly the whole crew draw we perceived
an unusual number of lights, and
The assembled chiefs, after lamenting the destruction ing pistols from their bosoms, fired upon the treacherous the sound of many voices. Fanaw proposed to retreat of most of their order through the treason of Taiofa, Ratiran, whose lifeless bodies soon strewed the deck. A instantly, but I felt an irresistible impulse to ascertain found that the rank of Mamana was such as to entide teted, terrified, and thunderstruck, conceiving that the therefore crept through the shrubs
close up to his house
and appointed an early day for her marriage pods had revealed the plot to the white men, fell prostrate near the apertures where only a mat separated me from with Malohi, which took place accordingly, and conat the captain's feet. "He was raised from the deck by those within. There I overheard the account of your ferred on him the royal dignity. The wretched Taiofa mo samen ; but what was his horror and amazement arrival, O brave white chief ! and the treacherous
plot was executed by the French, as an example to the conseeing, commediately behind the captain, the figure of laid for your assassination, and the capture of your ship. trivers of similar treachery. May the reign of Malobi Malishi. He now judged that he was in the land of Panaw and I determind to apprise you of the intended and Mamana be long and prosperous-their lives vistu
parite, where his victims ghost would eternally torment attack, in hopes that timely notice might enable you to ous and happy.
of Aug. 4;Dertidy. Where is Mamana ?" country till we arrived on the coast opposite your vessel,
* 20 Dollars for a Negro's Head. A faint hope of safety checred the miserable Taiofa. seized a canoe, and came off to you before dawn. The “ Negro Dick (the son of old Anthony, who lives near de knew the generosity of his rival, and eagerly declared event has fulfilled our expectations."
Moore's Mill) ran away in March last from Mr. Ben. P. Suat Mamana was well and safe, and had suffered no The sorrowful Mamana, exhausted by her frantic Wells. He now belongs to me, and as I have sent word salt or injury from him.
grief, had sunk into a deep but unquiet sleep, in which to him to come in, and he will not do so. I will give ** 'Tis well," said Malohi. " traitor and murderer as she passed the night. The visions of slumber presented 10 dollars for him if brought alive, or 20 dollars for his thou azt, thou hast yet forborne one
crime. Say, should to her the most fearful images: sometimes she beheld head alone. Any person is at liberty to shoot or maior obtain thy life from the white chief, shall there be her lover bound and sinking in his canoe-she saw his Dick in any way they please, while he is run away. Bosce between us?" face sink beneath the waves, and heard his last gurgling
“JAMES MORGAX. Bat Hue reproaches of his rival band changed the cries as the waters suffocated him. Again he appeared " Murfreesborough, 29th July 1820."
And though the clouds obscure thy sight,
The highest effort of genius io tbio bew sork,
is thougbi to be the character of Mary. A critie of his But we must leave this beautiful flower, before half considerable discernment obscrves that it is wat trek its sweets are extracted, to enjoy the pleasure of offers and original as if untoucbed by other bands; a
ing to your readers “ Stanzas;" in which there is a Poetry.
vein of animation and energy, untinctured by vanily powerful, natural, and exquisite performance. The or cant, which is scarcely to be expected from a female traits, however, are so blended with the greater pr. of twenty-one.
tion of the book, that it must be read to give u TO THE EDITOR, There are feelings that lie in tbe depth of the soul
idea of their captivating nature. We shall only Unnoticed, and even unknown
select what cau be intelligibly separated." $18,- observed in your publication of 4th instant, Till occasion calls for them; and onward they roll,
“ Her face, her form, has been so deeply impressed An original translation of the Ode of Horace beginning And we wonder to find them our own.
upon the imagination, that, even at the distance of “Odi persicos, puer :" should the following burlesque, Was it dangers that ruused the sublime in the breast,
nearly three centuries, it is unnecessary to remind or rather parodical translation of the same ode, meet
That conquered all natural fear;
the most ignorant and unpformed reader of libre your spprobation, you wilplease co insert it in some That taught it a strength it scarce knew it possessed,
striking trails which charucterise that remarkable Auture number.
countenance, which seems at once lo combide om And whispered “ Thy safety lies here ?" Q.
ideas of the majestic, tbe pleasing, and Ibe brilliast,
leaving us to doubt whether they express mest ben. Or was it oppression that taught it to burn, I hate French cooks, but love their wine, With such an unquenchable flame;
pily the Queen, the beauty, or the accomplished
woman. Who is ihere, at the very mention of Mary On fricassee I scorn to dine, On pride and injustice undaunted to turn,
Stuurt's name, ibat has not her countenauce belone
him, familiar as that of the mistress of his youth, er Let me of caret have my fill,
the favourite daughter of his advavced age: Irene Oh, what made a rock of the patriot's heart, Let me have turtle at my will
those who feel themselves compelled to believe all, Unshaken by threat or alarm? In one large mighty stew.
or much of what her enemies laid to her ebargo, An eagle's keen glance, to his eye, could impart cannot think without a sigb upon a countenatec My double chin with napkin bind, A terrible strength to his arm !
expressive of any thing rather than the foul crimes Waistcoat unloored and unconfined,
with which she was charged when living, and skich And whence is this calm, which within us we feel And undisturbed by women,
still continue to shade, if not to blacken ber me As the perils around us increase ; All boons in one I ask of fate,
mory. That brow, so truly open and regal; ikove * In sorrow and trouble the spirit to steel,
eye-brows, so regularly graceful, which yet vere In Egypt's Hall to eat my weight, Till all is internally peace?
saved from the charge of regular insipidity by ibe R And drink enough to swim in.
beautiful effect of the hazel eyes which they over. 'Tis a visitant sent from the brightness of heaven, arched, and which seem to utter a thousand biste A beam of the mercy of God;
ries; the nose, with all its Grecian precision of oul. Literary Notices. A courage divine, to mortality given,
line; the mouth, so well proportioned, so sweetly That points to its blessed abode.
formed, as if designed to speak nothing but what is (FOR THE KALEIDOSCOPE.]
was delightful to bear; the dimpled chia; the Of the unaffected piety, which pervades the volude, stately swap-like neck;-form a countenant
, the the above is a good specimen. It was well observed, like of wbich we know not to bave existed in A beautiful little volume, entitled “ Poems," by one by an ancient writer, " that virtue is most acceptable of the authors of " Poems for Youth, by a family cir- when it comes in an agreeable form;" and seldom has other character moving in thu kigh claw of Ne, ele," has lately appeared, not, we should hope, for a mo- it presented itself in a more lovely mould than in where the actresses as well as the actors command ment, to illumine the horizon; and then, as too many maay (if not in all) of the poems of this volume. Vir- general and undivided attention. It is in vain to of (not perhaps equal worth, but) similar modesty, have tue, without gloony mioroseness; and piety the most say that the portraits which exist of this remarkable done, to sink into oblivion, eclipsed by the splendour of exalted, without any tincture of idle cant.
woman are not like each other; for, amidst tbeir some popular novel, to which, the giant powers of a - The Visionary" (page 41,) strongly reminds as of discrepancy, each possesses general features which Scote, or Byron, bave seid " live for ever." This en- the best productions of Lord Byron,
the eye at once acknowledges as peculiar to the vi ticing volume. although, as the advertisement informs
I have been lonely, even from a child :
sion which our imagination bas raised while we read us, it is the production of a female, “written principally between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one,” deserves
Tbo' bound with sweet ties to happy home,
her bistory for the first time, and which has been a better fate ; a fate which we fear an octavo of 66 With all life's sacred charities around me,
impressed upon it by the pumeroas printk
tares which we have seen. Indeed we cannot look pages, without the passport of a name, is not likely to
I have been lonely : for my soul had thirst; on tbe worst of them, however deficient in point of meet with, co wit, it has no pretensione; for this cin
The waters of this world could not assuage ; sel ornament, however, we are amply compensated by
execution, without saying that it is neapt for Queen poetry, often the most sublime; and piety, always the
I found them bitter; and I had high dreams, Mary; and no smalt instance it is of the power of most unaffected and pleasing.
And strange imaginations : yea, I liv'd
beauty, that her charms should have remained ide " The Repentanc Criminal,” selected from many
Amid my own creations; and a world
subject not merely of admiration, but of warm and others of equal worth, will convince your readers chac
chivalrous interesi, after the lapse of soch a length she merits of this volume have not been overrated. Of many bopes and raptures was within me,
of time. We know that by far the most acute of Such as I could not tell of; for I know Art thou a wretch, on whom the past
those who, in latter days, have adopted the unfarouk Such feelings could not bear a sympathy;
able view of Mary's character, louged, like the of Speaks of dire deeds ? O'er whom the blast They were too sacroi lo admit communion,
ecutioner before his dreadful iask was performed, of guilt hath swept a pestilence Too blest to need it.
to kiss the fair band of her ou whon be was aheal Destroying to the soul and sense?
But we must refer your readers to the volunue for to perform so horrible a dury." Whose heart that rankling steel hath wora, the remainder of this poem, which forms a striking
Perhaps we cannot pourirny her better i bar by Which goads the feelings it has torn ?
contrast with the ravings of Manfred." In justice copying a passage of the audience given to the adAnd gashes in its dark profound,
to the unknown author, we must refer your readers to verse Lords, when the bapless Queen is forced to The deep immedicable wound !
the volume, (out of wbich it would scarcely be fair to sign her abdication of the throne. Lord Rathre
enlarge oor extracts) where they will find most of the reads the deed of revunciation. O'er whose dim and festering bue,
poems equally worthy of attention as the above, which A sickening shadow memory threw ?
" • And, in this all my loving subjects require of are almost promiscuously taken. Whoever the author And brought to light forgotten things,
may be she need not have hlusbed to to have placed her me, my lord?' seid Mary, iv a foue of bitter irony.
Rame on the title page. But that modesty which has Do they really stint themselves to the ency boor But to add keenness to its stings?
concealed her name will not, we hope, prevent her that I should yield ap the crown, wbich is wise by Oh, is there written on thy brain
from appearing again before the public. T'he voluine birth-right, to an infant, which is scarcely more iban In black indentures, sin and pain? before us is evidently the production of
a year oli; fing down by sceptre, and take up * And is there dought on earth to thee,
" A mind of rocommnn person."
distaf? O no! i is too little for them to ask. That But chine own secret agony?
Few of your readers can peruse it without pleasure, other roll of parchment contains something harde : 1. Yet raise thy burning eye above, or lay it down without regrer:
to be complied with, and which may more bizluty
M. tax was readiness to comply with ibe petitiebo vf #J To the bigb heaven, for God is lovel. Liverpool, 14 September, 1840.