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Alas, alas ! 'tis a baupted spot,

And a gushing, endless wail, art thou.

There is mirth and sport in thy altering voice,

I hear it dancing adown the vale, While the shout and the song bid echo rejoice,"?!!

And laughter rides on the joy-wivg'd gale ;The bleating of lambs on the sunny braes

The lightsome maiden's petulant tongue, Blent with the shepherd-boy's rustie lays,

Free on the wandering breeze are flung.

Strange, unimaginable thing!

As on thog speedest, uneonfined,
Like vapours shaken from off thy wing,

Dark fancies crowd across my mind.
Come !" clad in all thy terrors, come!

Be darkness round thy rushing steeds, And be thy voice the gather'd hum

Of wide creation's storied deeds! Hail to thee voice of awe and power,

Which anthem'd Time's first dawning day," Whose breath shall fan that flaming hour,

When Heaven and Earth shall pass away

Hark! wild and dread is the swelling strain

That booins on the mustering night-wind by! Like the shout of strife, and the groan of pain,

And the pean of victory loud and high : Of manhood it tells in the noon of his might,

When glory beams on his lefty brows When bursts on his bosom the torrent of fight,

And the powers of Nature before him bow,

Now it saddens away from its war-note proud,

And heaves its querulous murmurings forth, Beneath the gloom of night's one huye cloud,

Like a dirge-wail sung o'er the shrouded earthi ! "Tis the plaint of age in his winter-eve dim,

Laden with longings, regrets, and woes, When Hore is a dream of the dead to him, - And pall-like the grave shndows o'er him close. Breathe on, breathe on! thou 'voice of the stream!

To thousand fancies thy notes give birth In my musing spirit, and still they seein

The storied records of man inod earth : ? For thou hast partaken his unirth or moan,

Since first from Eden Mis 'steps were drivent; And his fate shall speak in thy changetal tone

Till the exile returns to his home in heaven.

STANZAS Mit do? “IT

By Laurence Macdonald. , 1600) [The following Stanzas' atose out of a conversation with a friend,

who maintained a sentiment the opposite to that which I have attempted to embody in verse i diamely, that the heart can lore deeply and truly more than once.-L. M.]

Love is not love it to y3 I
Which alters when it alteration finds, ut tua 69 I
Or bends with the remover to remove;
0, no! it is an ever-fixed mark url: oil

That looks on tempests, and is never shakenkty
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken!
Love's not time's fool, though rosy Tips and checks 1
Within his bending sickle'e compass come
Love alters not
with his brief
hours and weeks,

in I
But bears it out e'er to the edge of doom.

SHAKSPLARE. I still maintain that love bath but one dide;' Ir.

And he whose soul hath felt it at the flow) Flood o'er the being of his heart's fond pride, I

Hath known the rapture of man's bliss below!
If love bath once ta'en root, it will abide, klo 11

And deep into the soul's existence grow;
The object may depart, but still love's fláme,!!!
Of origin divine, will burn the same. I

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None ever felt that passion's depth for more

Than one bright being, who enchains the thought, And fills the soul with feelings that run o'er,

A stream of love's devotion, which is franght di With fond affections from the heart's deep.core

.. Love is no changeliog; it will not be bought, il Nor barter'd liko maids' virtue, and men's truthu't In lieu of riches jo! Love is in goothi vous n'

i de l' I4*** gdj sylt.I Heaven's image upon earth. So felt Rousseau ! bil

When Julia, bright perfection, met his eyes,.l.1. And lit a flåmc that never ceased to glows ont il

But burn'd intensely, till he join'd the skies, but Where yet it lives, unquench'd, for aught we know !

And Byron too, of fame that never dies, 'n budi Cluvg, through his life's brief hour, so fraught with mee!

To first, pure, passionate love, which, though he knew Could never be requited, still it grew

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When Ocean's universal surge

Engulf'd the world with billowy sway, Didst not thou pour a solemn dirge,

Where man's lost millions weltering lay? Over all time and space thy range

Ilas, mighty Phantom! ceaseless wheeld, And still to every varied changeants

Thou hast the same deep requiem peal'd. Thy hollow moan, a nation's knell,

Has often waild and mutter'd ger; When crowns in wild conyulsion fel,

And ravaged empires wept in goreigas ei situs When, like the wrecks that stres tby path

In fitful autunn's gusty day,
Scathed by the whirlwind-blast of death,

The banded might of kingdoms lay.

Within his heart, and colour'd every page

Whereon his feelings burn, bis fancy shines. Proofs might be had in every clime and age, voi

How fondly, lastingly, love's passion twines Around the heart, which none may disengage, su If once it loves the idol it enshrines !

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Can bring thee, when within any armsyn Tip In fond endearment thou dost lie,

Surrendering all thy glowing charms;

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Thon ollution of some tropic fen!

I cannot speak,—I can but gaze
Upon thy face so passing fair,

LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
The fairer that the hour doth raise
For me a flush of feeling there. *****!
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GARLIC LITERATURE.-Drs M‘Leod and Dewar's "New Gaelic 0, dearest! do not close thine eyes,

Dictionary,” which has been publishing in Monthly Parts, by Mr For light and love within them a well,

M‘Phun, of Glasgow, is now nearly completed. It will not exceed And from their depths soft thoughts arise,

the size of a proper octavo volume, and will consequently supply That of thy inmost spirit tell a bra what has long been much wanted a good Gaelic Dictionary of port.

I They tell what I am blest to know,

able dimensions-Mr Munroe, of Cardel, has compiled a Selection What thou need'st blush not to reveal,

of the best Gaelic Songs, which are now in the press, and will appear

in the course of a few days—The Gaelic Journal, conducted by Dr That in one stream our pulses forv, riis

M'Leod, with the assistance of the {most celebrated Celtic scholars, That we together think and feel.'s cast" vir

continues to excite as much interest in the Highlands as ever. It

has reached its sixteenth Number.-The Gaelic Sermons, under the or life is wortr' its pains' and Fears,':

superintendence of Dr Dewar, are published Monthly along with the When in a few short hours are found

Journal.

Mr Macnish's new work, « The Philosophy of Sleep," which was The rapture of a thousand years,

announced for last winter, but unavoidably delayed, is now nearly A glimpse of heaven's eternal round!

ready for publication, and will appear early in October. It will.conCloser, yet ckaser in my arms, I

tain disquisitions ou every subject connected with Sleep, in a state 5009 il As if our nature were but one,

of health and disease, such as Dreaming, Nightmare, Somnambu. ini And let me melt into thy charms,

lism, Torpor, Sleeplessness, Trance, Reverie, Waking Dreams, 380 As dark clouds melt into the sun.

Abstraction, &c., together with the medical treatment of diseased I-Door. Ietezi

Sleep-the whole illustrated by a variety of curious and interesting

cases. I heed not the onthusiast's creed,

The Practical Baker and Confeetioner's Assistant, containing I care not for the tyrant's crown;

every thing necessary to be known in the Art, by John Turcan, Religion on thy brow I read,

operative baker, will be published early in September. An empire in thy smile I own.

A new edition of the First Series of the Glasgow Mechanics MaLwill arrest the fleeting hour,

gazine, is now in progress of printing.

The next volume of Dr Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, will con I will not walk the world again,

tain the commencement of a History of the Netherlands we have not I will not leave this golden bower,

heard by whom. Nor e'er unlock thy arm's soft chain.

Galignani, the Parisian publisher, has announced a full, authen RASAH

tic, and impartial narrative of the late Revolution. My being is surrenderd up, tim

Whist. We have received a very nice little companion for the Gentlest and fairest to thy keeping;

whist-player's waistcoat pocker, entitled "~e Rhyner's Manual for

Whist." It is “truly a small duodecimo," as Dominie Sampson Like dew within the harebell's cup,

would say, but contains a number of short rules, both in prose and My soul upon thy breast is sleeping i

verse, which may easily be comınitted to memory, apd will prove of And all its sleep is full of dreams,

much use to the amateur, That take life with them when they go ;

Chit-CHAT FROM LOxdon. There is positively nothing stirring. I'll talk no more; my glad brain swims;

The town is erti pty, the theatres shut up, and the publishers asleep.
Love, let me hear thee whispering low!

Et voila le tout.
H. G. B. CHIT CHAT FROM GLASGOW, - Our

exhibition of works in the Fine Arts is now open, and seems to give almost unmingled satisFinni

faction to the crowds of respectable people who resort to the NA TWO SONNETS DAMNATORY OF CIGARS. apartments of the Dilettanti Society. I have not time to go into o 119

detail at present; but must yet name those of our native artists who

have made most conspicuous improvement since last year. Graham Foul weed! that brutifies the moral sense,

is still at their head, and has some fine pictures in the rooms. I Gib. And shoots a 'smoky sickness through tho veins, il son and M'Nee struggle closely on in the same honourable career. The My verse shall pay thee fitting recompense,

former exhibits perhaps the best portrait we have ever had here, For all the nausen and thick-coming pains : ..? that of a brother artist, Kenneth Macleay; and the latter has Which thou hast brought to me, when haply I, 4131

some capital and characteristic pieces, not only in portraiture, but in

familiar life. Nor is our old friend Henderson behind, but, on the Like the poor clod whose tastes are all corrupt, Did to my lips thy loathsome shape apply,

contrary, he is mellowing his style, and improving, although before

eminent. A youngster, named M'Culloch, has all at once made some And, having' used tlieej full on horrors supp'd; hits. Harvey's Covenanters is the cynosure of many eyes, and the Thy fumes malignant hover'd in my brain,

subscription for the engraving from it meets with mach support. And round me cist an atmosphere of plague ;

We have had rather a merry week of it. The weather has been fair My reasory struggled with thy might in vain,

the town full-and considerable convivial stir has taken place. The

Yacht Club held a Regatta at Helensburgh on the King's birth-day, And all my thoughts grew giddy, dark, and vague.

and dined in honour of it in the evening, when a very delightful Nather than touch thee, treacherous weed ! again, Hd see the isles that bore thee whelm'd beneath the main. meeting took place, under Mr Smith's presidentship. We have had

other dinners too, and splendid onés. On Monday, the delegates from

the Clyde Boroughs met, and something analogous to a double re11.

turn took place. There is little doubt that, Mr Finlay of Castle And do the petit-maitres of this earth,

Toward will sit as member, He astonished even his most intimate The mincing apes who personate brave men, friends at the conclusion of the proceedings, by one of the most masDeem that thy stench can give a zest to mirth,

culine, business-like, staightforward, able, and honest addresses that vile

any candidate has delivered during the present election. Mr Camp

bell of Blythswood did not say much, nor was it expected he should. the chambers, where have sat

Both gentlemen entertained their fricnids in the evening with a splenThe young and beautiful, with thy base smell?

did banquet. The array of wealth, intolligence, and enterprise at Mr Then let their vives be brown, thick-lipp'd, and squat, Finlay's was truly imposing. I did not see the other. In the course But never to a form proportion'd well

of the speeches some new views were given on the East India quesLet them presume to lift their smoky eyes,

tion. Among others, one speaker said, " Let our outports trade Or pour out the tobacco of their breath;

with unrestricted freedom to every spot where a Briton cam peneThere is pollution in their amorous sighs,

trate,-and London, vast, overgrown, and multitudinous London,

shall not have in the hands of two or thrce of its booksellers the And their filed lips, ye Godol are worse than death!

minions of the Court of Directors–the key to the education and Faugh! let me dream of some fresh flowery scene, intellect of all who speak our tongue in the East in their possession. Where not a cursed eigar has ever been !

This, in some measure, they now have, in thase vast general orders Hint it linii H, G. B. for India, in which, from its distance, every thing like selection res

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mains alone with them. He hesitated not to say, that the literature of

(No. 91, August 28, 1630.] Scotland had not ils fair and rightful chance, but when every vessel from Scotland that sails eastward shall bear from the scattered ports

ADVERTISEMENTS, of the kingdom assortments of bookstheromade up, the partiality will cease to operate a new stimulus will be given to provincial intellect, Connected with Literature, Science, and the Arts. enterprise and art,--and Christianity, science, and liberty, shall have new allies in every volume that finds its way to India."-Let your

LANDSEER'S NEW WORK. Messieurs the Olivers and Boyds, Taits, and Constables, of Edin

Just published, burgh, look to that, and straightway petition bath Houses ! We are

Price 3s. 60. beautifully printed in octavo, likely to have other public meetings;-one on France and its affairs, and

AN ADDRESS TO THE DEIL. one to welcome Mr Hume. -A Literary Journal upon a small scale has been started here. It is edited by a Mr Hamilton, a gentleman of

By ROBERT BURNS. considerable talent, I believe a native of Edinburgh, and lately on WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES. the stage. It is no easy task he has undertaken, to make sueh a

Illustrated by Eleven First-rate Engravings on Wood, after Designs speculation pay in Glasgow,-Messrs Blackie and Fullarton, I believe,

by THOMAS LANDSEER, have as yet decided nothing as to the Magazine it was believed they London: Published by William KIDD; and HENRY CONSTABLE, contemplatod establishing on a liberal scale; they have a powerful 19, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. connexion, and some able writers at command.

Also, lately published, Cuir CHAT FROM FORFAR--Periodicals seem to be starting up in Uniform with " Hood's Epping Hunt," "Monsieur Tonson," &c.

Price Is. every town and corner of the country; and all of them upon the

1. principle of making as much noise at their entry, and as little at their exit from the world as possible. With the tidings of the two

The MARCH of INTELLECT. A Comic Poem.

By W. T. MONCRIEFF, Esq. things of this ephemeral class to be started in Aberdeen, came the dolorous news of the decease of the Stonehaven Luminary, whose Mustrated by numerous Engravings on Wood, from Designs by

ROBERT CRUIKSHANK. outset was mentioned in your JOURNAL some time ago; and of which,

"A very humorous comic poem, exposing the “ March of Intet by the by, nothing more was ever known here..its beams having lect' most happily,"-Weekly Dispatch. failed to penetrate the saturnine darkness of our literary hemisphere, -Your correspondent, Mr John Nevay, of this place, is about to pub

(Unpublished.) lish a sacred poem, in nine cantos, entitled, “Emanuel.” From the

BRIGHTON!! A Comic Sketch. specimens of Mr Nevay's poetical talents given in your pages, I am

Illustrated by numerous Engravings on Wood, after Designs by incimed to think favourably of him—but am much afraid the subject Robert CRUIKSHANK. is unhappily chosen. It is to be dedicated, by permission, to the Right

III. Honourable the Countess of Airlie. - The number of sportsmen pass

.) ing this way this season, for their different shooting quarters, has

ELECTIONEERING !! A Comic Poem. becn considerable, and not a few of them seem indwellers of "Auld Mustrated by numerous Engravings on Wood, after Designs by Reekie,” who take this annual opportunity to escape from their se ROBERT CRUIKSHANK. veral labours and pursuits, to breathe awhile the pure and salubrious

IV. air of the Grampians. Game seems to be nowise scarce-witness the

(New Edition.) fact of a gentleman in this neighbourhood bagging forty-nine brace STEAMERS versus STAGES; or, ANDREW and

his SPOUSE. A humorous Poem, by the Author of “ York and of grouse in one day.-Every place just now seems to be agitated by

Lancaster. the election of members for Parliament. The contest for this dis

Ilustrated by eight spirited Engravings on Wood, after Designs triet of burghs, which has been unusually hot, has at length termi by ROBERT CRUIKSAANK, nated by two out of three candidates being returned, viz. Col. Ogilpie of Clova, and the Hon. J. S. Wortley. It will of course fall to

THE ATHENÆUM Parliament to decide which of the two takes his seat.

The other JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND candidate was the Hon, J. T. L. Melville, who retired. Various di

THE FINE ARTS. verting circumstances occurred during the canvassing, and, among others, the fact of one veteran member of the council having mista.

(Under a new Editor and new Proprietors.) ken the juice of the grape for ginger beer, is worth noticing, THIS Paper will be found especially valuable to

THEATRICAL GOSSIP.-Mozart's opera of “ Cosi fan tutti,” has the Members of all Literary Societies, Reading Rooms. Book. been revived at the Adelphi. A Miss Fergusson supported the prin Clubs, and to all Gentlemen resident in the Country, as a Guide to cipal female part, but she does not seem adequate to the task

ence, and therefore impartial in its judgment. It is well known to ki? Miss Pincott, late of the Theatre Royal here, is at present perform

terary men that many publications, and some of the most influential ing at the Adelphi.—Miss Fanny Kemble has been quite successful

literary journals, are the absolute property of the great Publishes; in Liverpool. The critics there, however, seem to praise her with the professed criticisms in such papers are, iherefore, really uppe more judgment than has been evinced in some other quarters.-A advertisements. It is equally known that paragraphs professing to be ballet company has come to the Caledonian Theatre, in which two criticism, are paid for as udvertisements in many Papers. The extent

to which this direct and indirect puffing, under pretence of criticism, ladies, who call themselves Mademoiselles Constance and Celeste, is carried, has at length awakened public attention; the Edinburgh are the only persons worth mentioning. They are for inferior to Review and other independent journals have expressed their indig. Vedy, in grace and beauty, but they execute a pirouette.cleverly, nation at it. Here, then, is a Paper liable to no such objection ; 15 and stand on their toes most fearlessly.-Mason and his daughter,

is not the property of the great book publishers-it admits do ad

vertisement that is not distinctly marked as such-its criticisms may formerly of the Theatre Royal, are acting at the Caledonian, We be presumed to be honest, because it has no hope of support but fra should be glad to see them in their old place again, provided Miss the Public. The Proprietors resolved to succee:1 by their integrity, Mason, who is a good, and rather clever girl, does not insist on playing the first parts in either tragedy or comedy.

outcry against the bad system was sincere, and whether they wou! ! ! support an independent Journal. The Proprietors have the satisfie tion to acknowledge that they have received, equally from independent Publishers and the Public, a more effectual support than the

could reasonably have anticipated. That support has enabled the TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS.

to open new channels of interest to engage with literary men of the

highest talent in this country and on the Continent-to establish 3 We have received the first Number of the WESTERN LITERARY correspondence all over Europe. They are unwilling to speak of the JOURNAL. It appears to be respectably written; the best thing it

result of their exertions, but they may without indelicacy refer to can do is, to make itself as like us as possible, and then it is sure to

facts. There have appeared in this paper, within the last two

months, elaborate Criticisms, with numerous extracts from eight. succeed. We consider the “ Traditions of Dunbar” of too local a cight New Works--several before the Works themselves were pute nature to merit insertion in our pages; but we beg to assure the au lished; shorter, but sufficient Criticisms on seventy others; accurate thor that we entertain the highest respect for that ancient city,

Reports of all the Interesting Transactions at the Royal Institution, through which we had the pleasure of passing a few days ago. A

College of Physicians, and the other learned and Scientific Societies; Tale founded upon a fact," by “ R. R. R.," and the remarks on the

Original Papers by distinguished writers and scientific men; interes!

ing Letters from all parts of Europe; elaborate Criticisms on Art, “ Decline of Pulpit Eloquence," will not suit us.

including the series of Papers on " Living Artists,” still publishing : We are afraid a good number of our poctical correspondents may

with Notices of the Exhibitions of New Prints, and even of the tn. feel disappointed at the non-appearance of their verses in to-day's gravings, now in progress on the Continent; Essays on the present Number. We can only console them by the assurance that some of

State of the Drama and Music in England; with regular Notices of

all Novelties at the Opera or Theatres, and New Music; with more them have been withheld for want of room, not for want of merit.

than forty columns of interesting Miscellaneous Information. This particularly applies to the Songs by “W. A. F.,''-to “The THE ATHENÆUM may be ordered of any Bookselter, and will be Past," by " J.,”-to the Sonnet by " W. T.," of Auchterarder,--and regularly received with his books from Londo"; but for Societies, to the Songs by “ J. S. R." of Dundee.-The pieces entitled,

and persons desiring an early copy, a Stamped Edition is publishal. “ Death's Triumph," "First Love," Night," “Lines addressed

and passes free by post, price 1s to Youth," and "On the late Revolution in France," will not suit us.

Il is published every Saturday Morning at the Office of the Paper. by W. S. ALLEN, 7, Catherine Street, Strand.

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LITERARY CRITICISM.

that Garrick, and Palmer, and Henderson, and Quin, and Foote, were men of talent, and consequently to take

some interest, though we never saw them, in all we can Retrospections of the Stage. By the late John Bernard, learn concerning them; but this feeling becomes weaker

Manager of the American Theatres, and formerly Se- every succeeding year ; and as for second and third-rate cretary to the Beef-Steak Club. 2 vols. 8vo. London. | performers, it seems to be impossible to preserve their Colburn and Bentley. 1830.

names beyond the existence of their own contemporaries.

To us, therefore, we coufess that Mr Bernard's book is PLAYERS are so seldom seen in their real characters, that deprived of some of the interest it would otherwise pospeople are naturally curious to know what sort of per sess, when we find that it is entirely occupied, not only sons they are off the stage, when they have ceased to with persons whom we never saw, but with many peract a part. In this respect, they somewhat resemble kings formers whose names even we never heard before. It is, and great men, who come before us only on particular nevertheless, cleverly written, and when bis retrospectious

state occasions, and with whose every-day life, and ordi- lead him to talk of such persons as Garrick, Macklin, nary feelings, we have no means of getting acquainted. John and Stephen Kemble, Tate Wilkinson, Edwin, Hence the interest which attaches to the greenroom, Sheridan, Foote, Quin, Bannister, Barry, Lewis, Emery, where romance yields to reality, and truth is purchased Incledon, Mrs Cibber, Mrs Jordan, Mrs Billington, Mrs at the price of many pleasing fancies ; where the mimic Siddons, Miss Brunton, and others, it is impossible not to prince siaks into a gentleman with a salary of five-and-peruse his pages with satisfaction, increased by the reflectwenty shillings a-week, and the peerless Juliet is dis- tion that it is only by such fleeting records we novi homines covered to be a lady with two prodigious blotches of are able to ascertain, or rather to guess at, the peculiar rouge upon her cheeks, and a set of charms purchased merits of those brilliant but passing meteors, whose corusfrom the milliner and the perruquier, and carefully ar cations lighted up the hours which our ancestors dediranged by her attendant dresser. We love to peep behind cated to amusement. the scenes, on the same principle that the child loves to Without further preface, we shall present our readers 'break its toy, to discover the secret springs of motion or with a few passages from Mr Bernard's book, which will of sound which it may possess. As a wire or a bit of convey to them an agreeable impression of its general concatgut rewards its pains, so a little tinsel finery, or a mi-tents. We begin with the following amusing story: serable gilding of much misery, both mental and bodily,

FOOTE AND TATE WILKINSON.. is all that meets the eye of the too officious enquirer into

“ When Foote tirst discovered Tate's ability (at mimicthe mysteries that lie concealed on the other side of the ry), he deterinined to make his introduction to the public curtain

a suurce of amusement to himself. Being advertised for a Yet players are a set, take them for all in all, who, while popular character, he rehearsed Wilkinson in it, not merely they frequently claim our pity, seldom deserve our hatred. with the view of the latter's playing it instead, but in imiThey are in general of thoughtless and merry tempera- At night the house was full; Wilkinson was dressed ; aniel

tation of himself. This design was kept profoundly secret. ments; they make the most of the passing hour; and the Foote retrented to his box, to lie in ambush, and watch the variety which commonly attends their life is made to result. The great attraction was Foote, and expectation 'atone for an occasional want of prosperity. There is often was in pangs for his appearance. Tate at length entered, much practical philosophy to be gathered from the bistory and walked, talked, shuttled, smuffed, hiuhed, and fidgeted of their career; and, at all events, like the Jews or the so like the real Simon Pure, that the boax completely suegipsies, they are a peculiar people: they associate almost ceeded, and • Bravo, Foote! what fine spirits Sam's in 10

exclusively with each other, and whether as strollers night!' were the general acclamations. Foote at that time through small country towns, as stationary in provincial experienced some enmity from the press, and the critics, as places of greater note, or as congregated in large com- morning he divulged the joke, and at night led Wilkinson

usual, lashed him for his performance; but on the same panies in the metropolis, they are invariably found to pos- on the stage to introduce him to the public, saying, that 'sess manners and customs of their own, which mark them as they had received bis Foote so favourably, he hope out from the mercantile and professional classes of society. they would take him by the hand. Thus Tate rose im.

Mr Bernard, in his “ Retrospections of the Stage,” now unediately into notice, aud Sain raised a laugh against his before us, has supplied us with a book of very amusing judges.

«i One of the peculiarities of Tate's voice was its sweetgossip and anecdote. We only regret that Mr Bernard

On his tirst visit to Dublin with Foote, they were was born so far back as the year 1756, and that conse- engaged by Barry and Mossop, to give their entertainments quently many of his reminiscences belong to a generation on the alternate nights with Peg Wofingtou's perforinprevious to our own. The actor, more than any one else Foote considered that it would be an attractive feawho seeks for reputation from the public, intrusts his ture in the bill, if he announced an imitation of the above fame to the particular period to which he belongs; his lady by Wilkinson ; but the desigu coming to ber ears, she merits do not consist of any thing tangible or separate sent Sam an abusive note, acquainting him, that if he atfrom himself, and hence they can scarcely survive longer tempted to take her off

, she had soine friends in Dublin

who would oblige him to take himself off. Foote showed than the memories of those who have witnessed his per- the epistle to his companion, who, nothing daunted, proformances. From the deference we pay to the opinions posed, that instead of an imitation,' they should give a of our fathers, a second generation is willing to believe sceue from Alexander the Great, in characier, Poute wi

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micking Barry in the hero, and Wilkinson Mrs W. as to be a walking compound of wig, lace, ruffles, rose-water, Roxana. Preparations were accordingly made, and their and the Bath Directory. The room was rather full, and, bills published : --what gave a greater zest to the announce for this reason, the latter person commenced a detail of his ment was, that Alexander the Great had been played the fashionable connexions and advantages. Quin immediately night before. Among the flood of spectators came Peg in desisted from eating, looked up, and made wry facrs. The person, and seated herself in the stage-box, not only to en- sprig of jessamine was pleased, however, with the notice he list the audience in her favour, and silence Footé by ber excited, and continued in an effeminate tone, sufficieody appearance, (which was truly beautiful,) but if any ihing audible to disturb and disgust all around him, whose ex. occurred, to give the wiok to a party of young Irish in the pressions he construed as the tokens of wonder or envy. pit, who would rise up to execute immediate vengeance on Quin rose ap, and walked about the room; the lady-like ihe mimics.' Sam and Tate were thus treading on the sur creature paid no attention to this, but entered into a list of face of a secret mine.

his weekly engagements, and numbered the peers who “ When Foote appeared, as he could present no resem- would be of the parties. Quin could contain himself no blance to Barry bui in manner and accent, the surprise was longer, and rang the bell furiously.... Waiter,' said he, necessarily transferred to the entrance of his companion, a bring me a basin.'--' A basin, sir !'--' A basin ; I am tall and dignified female, something like the original in face, going to be sick.' Away flew the waiter; and Quin, but so like in figure and deportment, that the spectators stepping up to the obnoxious person, begged he would delay glanced their eyes from box to stage, and stage to box, to his conversation a few minutes. The object stared as though convince them of Mrs W.'s identity. Peg herself was not thunderstruck, but was silent. The eyes of the company the least astonished, and her myrmidons below were un were now directed to Quin, in inquisitive surprise: the certain how to act.

waiter returned; Quin took the basin, and placed it on the “ Foote commenced the scene sufficiently like Barry to table near his soup; he then unbuttoned his coat, loosened have procured applause, bud not Tate thrown himself into his cravat, and, leaning his head over the utensil, exclaimed, one of Peg's favourite attitudes meanwhile, and diverted Now, sir, proceed when you like; I'm ready.' the attention. Eye and ear were now directed to the latter, “ His design and action convulsed the room in an inand the first tone of his voice drew a thundering response stantaneous roar of laughter, which answered the desired from the lips of his auditors. As he proceeded, the effect end; for the young gentleman,' becoming incensed, uttered increased ; and the house was electrified ; his enemies were a loud . demme,' and made a speedy retreat. overpowered, and Peg herself set the scal to his talents, by “ There was some wit in his definition of a gamester, beating her fan to pieces on the beading of the boxes. (one Major Townsend, a celebrated elbow-shaker of those

“ Tate acknowledged this to be the greatest triumph of times,) whom he compared to the sun, because he always his life; and I can fully subscribe to its truth, since, in imi- set at night, and rose in the morning. tating that angel-toned woman, Mrs Barry, he needed but “ Quin played Cato very well, which I attribute to some a veil over his face to have convinced me of her presence." constitutional resemblance between the two. He was ge

Quin was in many respects a superior humourist to nerally as cool' (to use a vulgarism)'as a cucumber. Some either Foote or Wilkinson. What is rarely the case with person whom he bad offended, met him one day, on the an actor, he appears to have been equally successful in the understand, sir, you have been taking away my name !'

• Mr Quin,' said he, I-I-I exercise of his talents whether on or off the stage. The

• What have I said, sir?'_- You-you—you called me a anecdotes we subjoin illustrate his character :

scoundrel, sir !'Keep your name,' replied Quin, and ANECDOTES OF QUIN.

walked on. "An actor has certainly one thing to boast of—that the “ Quin, in his old age, every one knows, became a great four great wits (i. e. most frequently quoted) of the past gourmand, and, among other things, invented a composicentury, were members of his profession :—to commence tion, which he called his Siamese soup,' pretending that with that very reverend gentleman, Mr Joseph Millar, its ingredients were principally from the East.' The peFoote, Quin, and Charles Bannister; Sheridan, even, whó culiarity of its flavour became the topic of the day. The may be thought by many to claim pre-eminence, was the rage' at Bath was Mr Quin's soup; but as he would not son of an actor, and the manager of a theatre. pass over part with the recipe, this state of notice was highly incomithe question which would seem to grow out of this fact, venient; every person was endeavouring to dine with him; (whether there be not something in the atmosphere of a every dinner he was at, an apology was made for the abplayhouse conducive to the above ability ?) to observe, that sence of the Siamese soup.' His female friends, Quin was of these persons, Quin and Foote associated with the best forced to put off with promises; the males received a recompany, and that Quin, like Foote, was distinguished for spectful, but manly, denial. A conspiracy was accordingly a certain contempt for a portion of the society he courted, projected, by a dozen bons vivans of Bath, against bis peace namely, the more noble, but less intelligent.

and comfort. At home, he was flooded with anonymous “ Dining one day at a party in Bath, Quin uttered some letters ; abroad, beset with applications under every form. thing which caused a general murmur of delight. A noble-The possession of this secret was made a canker to all his man present, who was not very illustrious for the brilliancy enjoyments. At length be discovered the design, and de of his ideas, exclaimed, What a pity 'tis, Quin, my boy, termined on revenge. Collecting the names of the princithat a clever fellow like you should be a player !' 'Quin pal confederates, be invited them to dinner, promising to fixed and flashed his eye upon the person, with this reply, give them the recipe before they departed—an invitation, as

What would your Lordship bave me be ?Lord ?' my reader will suppose, which was joyfully accepted. Quin “Quin was also distinguished for his attachment to the then gave a pair of his old boots to the houseinaid to scour society of females; though the accounts which have been and soak, and when sufficiently seasoned, to chop into tine handed down of bis rugged habits and propensities, may particles, like minced meat. Or the appointed day, he have led many readers to the contrary supposition. Where took these particles, and pouring them into a copper pot, ladies were present one evening, the subject of conversation with sage, onions, spice, ham, wine, water, and other inwas the doctrine of Pythagoras. Quin remained silent. gredients, composed a mixture of about two gallons, which One of the party (remarkable for the whiteness of her was served up at his table as his . Siamese soup.' The comneck) asked Quin his opinion,– Do you believe in the pany were in transports at its flavour ; but Quin, pleading transmigration of souls, Mr Quin?'— 'Oh, yes, madam!" a cold, did not taste it. A pleasant evening was spent, and - And pray, may I enquire, what creature's form you when the hour of departure arrived, each person pulled out would prefer hereafter to inhabit ?'- A Ay's, madam.' his tablets to write down the recipe. Quin now pretended • A fly! - Yes, that I might have the pleasure, at some that he had forgot making the promise ; but his guests were future day, of resting on your ladyship's neck.'

not to be put otf; and clusing the door, they told him, in “ There was infinite delicacy in the following:-Being plain terms, that neither he nor they should quit the room asked by a lady why it was reported that there were more till his pledge bad been redeemed. Quin stainmered and women than men, he replied It is in conformity with evaded, and kept them from the point as long as possible ; the arrangements of nature, madam; we always see more but when their patience was bearing down all bounds, his of heaven than earth!'

reluctance gave way. “ The measure of his devotion to the fair could only be * • Well, then, gentlemen,' said he, in the first place, equalled by bis detestation of those creatures of his own sex, take an old pair of boots !'What! an old pair of buwns!' who mimicked the former's accent and daintiness. Taking The older the better ;'-(they stared at each othen) his soup one day at a coffeehouse in Bath, two gentlemen - cut off their cops and soles, and soak them in a tub of came in, and blockaded the fire-place, one of whom appeared water ;'-(they hesitated)' chop them into fine particles,

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