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took orders in the church ;. but the ill odour into which an epic poem ;-years and experience must be added to the establishment fell, and the growing power of the natural endowments, before a high rank can be attained Puritans, induced him to give up his profession, and take in either. Korner's chief fault is one of the faults of shelter under the character of a layman. The evening youth; he is too diffusive and didactic. There is not of his days was spent more happily :
enough of the poetry of action in “ Rosamond," and too
much of the poetry of sentiment. The play is, of wurse, “ For good luck came, and on my roof did light,
founded on the love of Ilenry II. for the unfortunate Like noiseless snow, or as the dew of night, Not all at once, but gently.”
daughter of Lord Clifford, who met an untimely fate
through the jealousy of Queen Eleanor. The story is Though an enthusiastic boon companion, as every mani certainly well adapted to the stage, yet it has never been worth a farthing ought to be when in the company of very successfully dramatized. those whose ininds assimilate with his own, Herrick was at the same time a man of principle and integrity. A fine spirit of pious morality breathes through many of his
Old Booty ! or, the Devil and the Baker. À Servocompositions ; as, for example, in these lines
comic Sailor's Tale. By W. T. Moncrieff, Esq. l
lustrated by six Engravings on Wood, from Designs by “ A wearied pilgrim I have wander'd here
Rubert Craiksbank. London, William Kidd. $30. Twice five-and-twenty, bate me but one year.
* We are tired of this sort of thing, though the present Long have I lasted in this world, 'tis true,
is just as good as any of its predecessors."
65W He lives, who lives to virtue: men, who cast
THE LONDON DRAMA Their ends for pleasure, do not live, but last."
Monday, Nour 8, 1930. Herrick's vicarage, to which he had been presented by SHAKSPEARE's “ Henry, the Fifth" yas revived at Charles I., aud whence be was ejected by Cromwell, was Drury Lane on Monday last, to introduce Macready in Devonshire, wbere certain traditions of the poet are as the gallant Plantagenet, in which we cannot say that still preserved. Among other things, they mention that he succeeded; and, indeed, the whole “ getting up” dishe kept a tame pig, which he taught to drink out of a played such manifest ignorance of all historical accuracy, tankard ; and that his ghost appeared many a tine and in costume, banners, and scenery, that we cannot but
feel oft after his death.
astonished at the temerity which put forth such a perTo this short notice, we subjoin, as a farther specimen formance at a patent theatre. We had dresses of all of our author's style, the following elegant little poem, periods of the English history, and not a few of none: and so conclude:
the heralds wore tabards, with the quarterings of Scotland TO BLOSSOMS.
and Ireland in the year 1415! and there was armour “ Fair pledges of a fruitful tree,
never seen elsewhere, excepting at a Lord Mayor's show! Why do ye fall so fast ?
If the managers themselves are too uninformed to evtreet Your date is not so past,
these glaring errors, they ought, at least, to have , But you may yet stay here awhile
enough to ask advice from those who know better, and To blush and gently smile,
not " make the judicious grieve," by imitating our faceAud go at last !
tious friend Charles Mathews's Historical Butcher, who “ What ! were ye born to be
amused his customers with stories of Henry the Eighth An hour or half's delight,
signing Magna Charta, and King Johu courting Queen And so to bid good night?
Elizabeth! 'Twas pity Nature brought ye forth,
On Wednesday evening, Miss Kemble appeared for the Merely to show your worth,
first time as Mrs Hallo, in Kotzebue's repalsive play ef And lose you quite!,
the “ Stranger,” at Covent Garden, which character sbe “ But you are lovely leaves, where we
certainly played better than any other performer since May read how soou things have
we cannot even yet call her Mrs Becher Their end, though ne'er so brave;
who was, however, unquestionably and immeasurably And after they have shown their pride,
her superior. Her father enacted the hero infinitely Like you, awhile, they glide
better than it could be represented by any body else, now Into the grave."
ou the stage, pot even excepting Young; though, to confess the truth, we have such an irreconcilable axersion to
the whole piece, that we are, perhaps, not the most imRosamond. A Tragedy. From the German of Theo- partial erities on this Germanic drama. It is not very
dore Korner. London. - William Kidd. - 1830. often that we coincide in opinion with the deputy-licenTuis translation is tolerably well executed, but we con
sex, the elderly Mister George Colman the Younger, but
on this subject we completely agree with him, and are fess we are not aware that there were sufficient induce
mnost decidedly of opinion, that ments to lead to its being executed at all. “I bave taken a few liberties with the original,” says the transla
o 'To lull the soul by spurious strokes of art, tor; and we can only add, that we wish be had taken a To warp the genius, and mislead the heart, few more. Korner was, no doubt, a young man of ge To nuake mankind revere wives goue astray, nius, but we suspect that his early and romantic fate Love pious sons who rob on the highway, made his own countrymen think him cleverer than be For this the foreign muses trod our stage, really was. At all events, bis Rosamond” is only a Commanding German schools to be the rage second-rate tragedy ; indicating power, no doubt, but Hail to such scbools! oh, fine false feeling, hany power that was far from having attained inaturity. The Thou badest non-natural nature lo prevail? delineation of a sufficient variety of human character and Through thee, soft super-sentiment arose, nel! passion, to give interest to a tragedy, is not work for the Musk to the mind, like ciyet to the nose"; hand of a stripling, even although gifted with the in Till fainting Taste--as invalids do wrong_311697 spirution of a Shakespeare. We rank a tragedy next to Suulld the sick perfume, and grew weakly stiik.
om on Saturday:
The.“ Carnival at Venice" has been much improved followed by an extempore addition from the galleries of by abridgement; and Miss Taylor, to whose acting its “ No police! No new police !" Shouts of a rather rebelauthor is so everlastingly indebted, is already a first-rate lious character against this said police, and, I believe, the favourite. If she do not retain that station, we shall be Guards, were echoing all the evening through the streets not a little disappointed in our present estimate of her around the theatre, startling the finely dressed ladies and abilities ; avd, as her next character is to be Alicia, to gentlemen in the greenroom, Sir Robert Wilson and Miss Kemble's Jane Shore, we shall very soon have an other distinguished people were behind the scenes; and opportunity of judging, Their Majesties' visit to Covent Sir Robert, who stood by my side, joined very tervently Garden, on Monday last, drew together as large an audi- in “ Rule Britannia,” and “ God save the King." ence as the theatre's walls could possibly contain, when their reception was quite as enthusiastic as over the way ; and as both houses were crammed to the ceiling, their
!!!! ORIGINAL POETRY.. money receipts on the evenings of the royal command will afford a tolerably fair estimate of their relative capacity, the amount at Covent Garden having been L.881,
MATRIMONY. and at Drury Lane only'L.776.1). The mysterious denial of Mr Wade's authorship of the Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery! thou art a bitter
draught !-STERNE. but " Jer of Arragon” has been since, solved by the state
ment, that this negation was made by another Mr W., To die, some wicked rascals tell us, who, some seasons since, wrote and composed an opera,
Is a mere jokea bagatelle, called “ The Two Houses of Granada,” which was played
Whether we're partial to a gallows, for a few nights at Drury Lane,
though this advertise Or choose to walk into a well ; ment of himself was an act of the most gratuitous supe
But, from a paltry love of life, rerogation, since it is quito unlikely that he was ever sus Say the same rogues, not over-civil, pected of writing the Jewish tragedy. Kenny, Poole,
To take unto yourself a wife, and Howard Payne, have pieces in rehearsal at Drury
Alias a spouse-0! that's the devil! Lane'; and a 'new comedy was read in Covent Garden Who, cry these wags, would ever cumber greenroom on
His house with such a dull, insipid,
T! wille! 11312
A merè machine-a moving biped ?
And then they speak of Eve and Adam, THEIR MAJESTIES VISIT TO THE THEATRES.
And Samson's wife, and Lot's sud dame, $
And poor Job's breeches-wearing madam, its to the **(From another Correspondent.)
And hundreds more than I can name.
Royal party and audience, was most imposing. It seemed Poor Socrates, unhappy man!
Toyal discomfitare, as he seemed rather pleased with its Of household furniture, a kind, * glitter, he held above the box front, and her Majesty made Domestic animal, that knows #bim put it out of sight, and the Prince blushed, (a great All the vagaries of your mind,
thing for a prince at any age to do.) It rather consoled And makes your tea, and mends your clothes. ®me, as a plebeian, to find, that if the dignity of princes is But marriage is, no doubt, a sea, born with them, their manners are not. At Covent
With many a rock that one may split on, Garden, his Royal Highness escaped from this check With many a hidden shoal that we upón 'him, and went behind the scenes, where he was Will soon or late be sure to get on. playing at bo-peep for some time with their Majesties, at Who ever saw a genuine tear a side-wing opposite. After that, Charles Kemble took Stand in a widow'd husband's eye ? biin into the greenroom, where he overwhelmed the Who ever had the luck to hear, manager with questions“ Who is that ?"
44 What is At such a time, a genuine sig la? this for ?" &c. &c. &c. He put all the Gerinan of the Look at the widower, when be goes manager into requisition, and they held a long conversa Accoutred in his best black clothes, tion in that language, the Freischutz mystery of which Is there no smile about his face, was very perplexing to the performers, who were mobbing pl: No air of freedom in his pace?
the little Prince on all sides. Charles Kemble's majestic No scorn about the glauce he throws
Rule Britannia” was sung. The sleeper lay in sweet repose, His omission to do this at Drury-Lane was censured in Tbe wasted strength of life restoring, one of the papers, and his doing it at Covent Garden was Lulld by the music of his nose, greatly applauded by the public. The line, “ Britons Which mortals vulgarly call snoring. peger, bever will be slaves !" was chorussed by the Tbe stranger shook him pretty roughly, * 'ton button audience with the inost astouuding loudness and discord, And tweak'd his nose, and pull'd his hair';is
At last Cornaro, rather gruffly,
although it is impossible to speak yet with certainty, as the matriceAsk'd, What the devil brought him there? lation list is seldom filled up till the end of the year.--Mr Combe is The messenger, in great distress,
going to lecture once more on his old subject of phrenology, and be At length, in broken accents, said,
has a new work in the press on the same inexhaustible theme. There “O! sir, they're sent me here express,
are at present two rival panoramas on the Mound, both peristrephic:
one presents us with a succession of views illustrative of Bonaparte's To tell you that your wife is dead !"
Egyptian campaign, spiritedly but coarsely painted, and described to “ Indeed !” the widow'd man replied,
the spectators by a man who has the most awful Paisley twang eve Turning upon his other side,
heard ; the other is on the whole better, and the subjects are more And pulling o'er his eyes his cap,
varied. The transi.ions, however, from one set of views to anothet, In hopes of finishing his nap,
are rather startling; from the late Revolution in Paris, we are trans
ported all at once to Botany Bay, and from Botany Bay we are “ To-morrow, when I wake, you'll see
brought back to the attack upon Algiers under Bourmont. The How very sorry I shall be !"
views representing the recent battles in the streets of Paris cannot H. G. B. produce any good effect on the populace, especially as the man who
describes them interlards his narrative with all manner of ridiculous
revolutionary anecdotes; as, for example, "On the extremne right LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.
of the picture, you observe one of the national guards drinking a
glass of lemonade, with which he is supplied by one of the regular Mr Peter Buchan, known by his collection of Ancient Ballads, is retailers of that article. He offered to pay her for it as usual, but about to publish a work, which he designates as “the most wonder. she nobly refused to take any money, saying, " The provisional go ful which the world has ever seen.” It is to be entitled, “ Who is a vernment will pay for all.'”, The effect of this twaddle will be to Gentleman ? explained in a conversation between the shades of King make the mob believe that a provisional government is the best of James the Fifth of Scotland, and Sir David Lindsay, Lion King at
all governments. - The Albyn Club having ceased to exist, there is Arms." We have seen the MS., and can safely say that the book some talk of a new club being formed, which will occupy its old quarwill contain a number of carious facts, and will combine instruction ters in Princes' Street, and be limited to 100 members.-The Annua) with abundance of amusement.
Dinner of the Six-Feet Club-a very prosperous club-is to take Mr Duff of Aberdeen, whose skill in playing Scotch airs has been place next Saturday: some prizes will be competed for in the fare. proverbial throughout the north of Scotland for the last thirty years, noon at Hunter's Tryst. The Brunswiek Cricket Club are to dine is about to publish twenty-four of the best Scotch airs in two parts;
together next Saturday also. This is the only regular cricket club the first for two violins and violoncello, the second for the piano-forte in Edinburgh, and though instituted so recently as last March, it and harp. We hope Mr Duff will give these tunes in the same style already enrols about sixty members. The Club refused to play the he has been in the habit of playing them, and that he will meet with Western Cricket Club this season, but it is their intention to do so that encouragement from subscribers he deserves. The work is to in spring.-The St Luke's Club, consisting principally of artista and be dedicated to Mrs Farquharson of Haughton.
friends of art, has resumed its monthly meetings, which are, in ge EDINBURGH JOURNAL OF NATURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL neral, of a very pleasant description.---The Theatre is expected to SCIENCE. Amongst the numerous subjects which have recently
have a brisker season than usual; and Ducrow is preparing, upon an pressed themselves upon the attention of the reading public, Geo- enlarged plan, his old establishment in Nicolson Street. Macdonald graphy, in its numerous and multiplied relations, seems to promise the sculptor is going to exhibit his works for the benefit of his cous the most extensive and lasting advantages to the state and the people.
trymen. He has recently executed a bust of Mr Huskisson at LinerThe discovery of new countries, which may supply to man the neces-pool, and is at present engaged on one of Sir John Sinclair.-Sheridan saries or the luxuries of life-the acquisition of precise information Knowles, the best teacher of elocution with whom we are acquainted, upon subjects which have hitherto been matter of vague speculation
has established himself in Edinburgh for the winter. He is also to --the extension of our knowledge of local phenomena, by comparison give lectures occasionally. with those of distant regions-not to mention the political import
CHIT-CHAT FROM DUNDEE-Nov. 10.-Some two months ago out ance and general interest of the discovery of new countries, or the New Exchange Coffee-Room was opened, not by a dinner, ball, or improvement of our former knowledge of the earth-at once place supper, but simply by the transfer of the majority of the members Geography in the foremost rank among the sciences. It is with from the Old Exchange. The New Exchange contains a splendi pleasure, then, that we see before us the second volume of a Geogra- hall, an elegant billiard-room, and convenient apartments for either phical periodical, which has for the last year been published every public or private sales. We sincerely wish it that success which its month in the northern metropolis ; and that we are informed by a merits deserve. We perhaps may speak of the Old Exchange at a prospectus, now in circulation, that the work is to be continued future period.-Our theatre was opened ten days ago in the absence every month, as a record of facts, and to be conducted under the of our spirited, although unfortunate, manager-by a host of be* most favourable auspices. In the Natural History department, the actors, with a portfolio of old dramas-threadbare by frequent use. names of Sir W. Jardine, Mr Arnott, Dr Knox, Dr Scouler, &c., as We think Mr Bass should not change his actors so inuch as his directors, are alone sufficient to ensure an increasing value to the amusements.--Allour whaleships have arrived, the Achilles and Three work.
Brothers excepted, which were lost. Mr Scott, of the Fairy, has Travels and Researches of Eminent English Missionaries, inclu sold her cargo of oil-say 30 tuns-for which he has netted L ding an Historical Sketch of the Progress and Present State of some sterling; two months ago, the same quantity would have brougha of the principal protestant Missions of late years, will appear imme- something above L.600.--The weather is getting very cold and chidy diately.
in this quarter, and the ladies that used to promenade our city, are The Cadeau, or Cottage Lyrics, an other new Musical Annual, is now seen stealing from their houses to that of a friend, wrap a announced.
their winter covering of sable and beaver. Ou Post Office opeus at The Annals of My Village, being a Calendar of Nature for every
present at 8 A.M., and the press of half-starved weavers, greasy cob month in the year, by the Author of "Select Female Biography,” is blers, and drunken hecklers, that are there waiting the delivery of the in the press.
London mail, is almost incredible-each eagerly asking what ness? Attempts in Verse, by John Jones, an Old Servant, with some Ac London up and Wellington down, would be nothing unexpecial For count of the Writer, and an løtroductory Essay on the Lives and ourselves, we are sick of your wishy-washy trembling politicians ; bat Works of Uneducated Poets, by Robert Southey, LL.D., will be pube we do not like the present aspect of affairs. The country is vergies lished in a few days.
to some sinful crisis, and what may be the result, we almost skudd Essay on the Origin and Prospects of Man, in three volumes, by to think. But we shall hope the best. the Author of " Anastasius," is nearly ready.
Cuir-CHAT FROM DUNFERMLINE.-Sliss Tunstall has been star CHIT-CHAT FROM LONDON.—The unsettled and turbulent state ring it here with some theatrical folks from Perth. She had a burdper of the public mind in the capital absorbs all other minor matters.
It benefit the other night. We have had races here, such as they were, is impossible to say what the mob would be at; but it is plain, that which collected one day nearly 10,000 people. Our gas-house took legally constituted authority is ceasing to be viewed with that defe fire the other night, but it was soon got under. A hundred pousus, rence which our forefathers attached to it. Where the revolutionary it is said, will cover the damage.-A periodical monthly pubireatica, principles of the times will end, it is impossible to say.
to be sold for the low charge of fourpence, is anuounced to appear CHIT-CHAT FROM EDINBURGH.-Winter is coming, or has come, in January. It is to be dubbed the Gasonicter, rather a queer sanxe. and Edinburgh is to be, or is, unusually full. The disturbances on " It will be printed,” says the Prospectus, which is rather smartly the Continent have driven hundreds of families home, and many of written, "on that sort of paper held in the highest estimation for these, both Scotch and English, have come to Edinburgh for cheap curling young lauies' hair, a purpose to which such works are usual. ness. - The French king and his friends are living very quietly at ly appropriated ; its pages shall number twenty-four, and be entire Ilolyrood. As the old gentleman was walking down the Canongately dedicated to Mercury and the Muses; in other words, its contents the other day, an urchin, whose notions of a king had been altogether shall be composed of the ingredients contained in the following supernatural, was heard to exclaim, after a moment's louk of disap book-making receipt :-Four parts prose-two parts poetry, pointment and surprise, “ Eh ! síc a like king !"-It is expected ditto news of the day, -one handful miscellanea, -and a small stake that there will be upwards of 2000 studeots at the College this season, ling of philosophical whim.whams."
CAIT-CHAT FROM PAISLEY, Nov. 10th.-Publie meetings seem to CHIT-CHAT FROM LOCHINGAR.-Alas ! for the fame of Lord Byron be the rage here just now. There has been one to petition for the if it depended on the reminiscences of the “Natives of dark Lochabolition of negro slavery: one against the truck system ; and there ingar." All that I can learn of the early days of the noble “Childe," is to be a great meeting for radical reform on Monday next, to be is the simple fact, that he was often seen in company with the shepfollowed by a publie dinner to Mr Wallace of Kelly, on cheap prin- herds, among the braes of Ballater, attending his grandfather's sheep. ciples, after the manner of the late Birmingham Union one. This One of my informants was an old man, who told me that he “ remeeting and dinner have been got up under the auspices of the Pais collected well the lame lathie Gordon, who afterwards went to Eng1 ley Reform Society, but the immediate projector of them is Mr land, turned a braw lord, and wrote some queer stuff, that has set
Henderson, cutler. The society consists principally of operatives. the tae half o' the twa kintras climbing the mountain yonder, as if | There may be one or two individuals belonging to it who possess a Lachen-y-gaer didna exist before him and them baith!"-The mine1 little money, and are of a higher grade in the community. Its chief ral spa of Pannach has been well attended this season by all the ton
leaders bore a prominent figure in the proceedings of 1819 and 1820. of Aberdeen, of which place it may be called the Moffat or InverThey may be characterised as men, who, by reading, have acquired leithen. This is the land of the “Scotland of bonnie langsyne.” No some general information, can speak with fluency in public, and march of intellect here; the din of a steam-engine never disturbed
hence consider themselves as perfect oracles, especially on political our echoes, nor did ever the glare of a gas lamp dispel the mists of | subjects, and are dogmatic and intolerant of the sentiments of those our mountains. As it was in the beginning, so it shall be to the end. I who differ from them, just in proportion as they are contracted in Theatrical Gossip. A great sensation, it is said, has been produced their own views and notions of things. This society may be said to in the theatrical world at Paris, by the brilliant debut of a new female represent that very numerous class here, the annual parliament and singer, called Signora Tadolini, at the Italian Theatre.-Miss Inveuniversal suffrage men—the disciples of Hunt and Cobbett. The rarity, of this city, who bas been receiving lessons both from Crevelli preparatory meeting for the public meeting and dinner was held in and Sir George Smart, will shortly make her debut at Covent Garden, the Philosophical Hall. To apply the Hall for the purpose of a in Miss Paton's part in the opera of “Cinderella."-A Miss Wells political meeting of this kind, is viewed by many of our church and has lately made her appearance at the Dublin Theatre, whose state folks as a very wrong thing on the part of the directors, who beauty, acting, and singing, are spoken of in the most rapturous are beginning to be suspected as rather a radical set ; while they, terms by the Dublin critics. The following is the rate of admission honest men, had no other intention in letting the Hall, than to add to the Theatre Royal here, on which Mr Murray has finally fixed : to the rather impoverished funds of the institution. But it is im Pit
2s. 6d. Second Price
1s. 6d. possible to describe the jealousy with which the Tories of the town, Lower Boxes
• 286d. who, it must be confessed, are every bit as contracted in their views, Upper Boxes
25. regard the proceedings of the radicals. It is utterly impossible Slips
2s. 6d. Second Price
ils. 6d for them to allow that a man has as good a right to entertain notions Gallery
ls, Second Price
d. in favour of reform, however ultra, as they have to harbour senti The Theatre, we believe, will not open till Wednesulay or Thursday ments against it. They cannot see that in partium contentionibus est next week. The opening performance is to be the “ Honeymoon," salas republice. So is to be hoped the radicals will conduct them
which will be followed by a musical afterpiece, in which Miss selves with discretion, and will prove that the alarm which the To
Turpin will appear. Miss Barrett also, from Bath, will make her ries feel lest there should be a repetition of the disgraceful riots of debut in the comedy,-a clever actress, and a pretty woman, we are 1819 and 1820, is groundless. Indeed, it is believed that any pre told. She is the daughter of an officer who has distinguished himcaution on this head is unnecessary, for they know that their ene self in the arıny: she was a great favourite at Bath ; and though she mies would like nothing better than a pretext for strong measures ; still acts under the name of Barrett, she is married, we understand, and experience has taught them there is nothing they should more to Mr Charles Petengal, who is with her in Edinburgh.-Mr Murray, anxiously avoid. But while these two parties, the Tories and the
in conjunction with Mr Yates, has taken the Caledonian Theatre, Radicals of the town, are distinct bodies, it may be said, what pre which they are to open four months in summer, with the Adelphi vents the moderate reformers, that intelligent, wealthy, and respect Company. It is probable that Mathews will also join them. able class—inen who see the absolute necessity of reform-of the extension of the elective franchise-who believe, that as society improves, public institutions will naturally become, as they ought to
TO OUR READERS. do, more and more democratic, yet, at the same time, knowing how
As we do not intend to alter the size of the LITBRARY JOURNAL, gradual the progress of British liberty has been, and the mixed nature of our Government, consider that it is the most inconsistent
the present volume will not be concluded till the end of the year, as
usual.--As our Advertisements to-day encroach somewhat on our aod the most impracticable project that possibly can be, to attempt, by any mode otherwise than constitutional, to bring about so great
literary space, we promise our readers a double Number soon, an alteration as the radicals are looking for? The passiveness and the silence of this party injures the cause of reform much.
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. they not declare themselves at this time? Will none of the many
A REVIEW of Mrs Hall's Juvenile Forget-Me-Not is unavoidably sensible men amongst them come forward at the meeting or the din postponed till next Saturday. ner, and openly and manfully avow their sentiments, and utterly The unpublished letter of the poct Thomson shall have a place in repudiate the quackery of annual parliaments and universal suffrage? our next. We should be glad if the Correspondent who sent it to us As Bonaparte used to say,--We shall see.
would favour us with bis name." Art thou unchanged ?" lies over CHIT-CHAT FROM MELROSE.—The young ladies under the instrue for insertion." Lara,” perhaps. The poetry of “ J. S.” will not tion of Miss Phin, Danieltoun, or, as they more poetically call them. suit us.-We will thank our Melrose Correspondent, who sends us selves, the Nuns of St Mary's Convent, from a laudable wish to lines “ To a Lady on her Birth-day," to pay the postage of his next testify their high respect for the venerable magician, whose near letter.—We are glad “ Nicodemus" is happy. The communicapresence it is now our pleasure and our glory more amply to enjoy, tion from Berwick shall be attended to. lately presented him with a purse of neat and elegant embroidery, Several interesting articles are unavoidably postponed. embellished by a handsome silver clasp. The bard acknowledged his sense of the gift by “a haill cartfu' o’lore," having, with his
[No. 105, November 13, 1830.] characteristic munificence, made a donation to the seminary of a full copy of his valuable and numerous works. There has been a won.
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The object of this volume is to exhibit, within a moderate comMR DUCROW,
pass, whatever is most interesting in the adventures and observations
of those travellers who, from the earliest ages, and in various direrProprietor of the Royal Amphitheatre, formerly Astley's, London, tions, have sought to explore Africa ; and also to give a general (Licensed pursuant to Act of Parliament, 25, Geo. II.) view of the physical and social condition of that extensive contin<nt
at the present day. This quarter of the globe has afforded more made arrangements for a SHORT SEASON, in the City of whose enterprising spirit impels them, regardless of toil and penil, to Edinburgh, with the whole of his well-known unequalled Stud, and penetrate into unknown countries. Down to a comparatively recent an entirely New Company of Equestrian Artists.
period, the greater part of its immense surface was the subject only Mr Ducrow pledges himself to produce his Equestrian Entertain- of vague report and conjecture. The progress of those discoverers, ments in the same brilliant and splendid manner as at his London by whom a very large extent of its interior regions has a: kati Establishment; to effect which, he has caused to be transported from
been disclosed, having been accompanied with arduous labours, and his London Theatre-regardless of the expense and inconvenience achieved in the face of the most formidable obstacles, preseuts a all Appurtenances an Appendages inseparable from the grandeur and continued succession of striking incidents, as well as of new and pomp invariably attendant on his Performances, such as the appro- remarkable objects: And our interest cannot fail to be heighteset priate Music, expresslv arranged for them, the costly and gorgeous by the consideration, that Britain, by the intrepid spirit of her traDresses and Apparel, Properties, Banners, Devices, Arms, Armour vellers, her associations of distinguished individuals, and her natiocal and Accoutrements, Trappings, Decorations, and Embellishments,
patronage, has secured almost the exclusive glory of the many in all of which, för elegance and correctness of design, are acknowledged portant discoveries which have been made within the last forty years to be superior to any in the Metropolis, by the crowds whio nightly The work now submitted to the public, and the recent one sa the overflow the Amphitheatre there.
Polar Regions, embrace two of the most interesting fields of modern Contemning all pre exciting announcements, often calculated to discovery. The adventurers who traversed these opposite parts tot mislead, and almost always exaggerating, Mi Ducrow merely men the worlá, frequently found their efforts checked, and their career tions, that his Company will consist of
arrested, by the operation of causes, which, although equally power TWENTY-SEVEN EQUESTRIAN ARTISTS!
ful, were yet extreinely different in their naturo In the northru INCLUDING TWELVE LADIES,
seas, they suffered from that dreadful extremity.ei cold to wbie of whose merit it is for the public to judge, but who have met with high la:itudes are exposed ; in Africa, froin the scorehing heat sad unqualified approbation and encouragement, as well in the Metropolis countered the fury of oceans and tempests. --here, the privations and
pestilential vapours peculiar to a tropical climate: There, they enof Britain as in those of the
principal Countries of Europe: They fatigues which oppress the traveller in parched and bundless deserts. will be supported by Mr Ducrow, with the whole of his Choicest and
In the former, they had less to endure from that almost total absenee most Approved Exertions, out of whose New School and Invention
of human life, which renders the Arctic zone so dreary, than they the whole of the Entertainments emanate, on a former occasion so highly appreciate and magnificently patronised in the city of Edin- had to experience in the latter, from the fierce, contemptuous, and
persecuting character of the people who occupy the interior parts of burgh._the STUD of
the Libyan continent. In a word, while exploring these rempore reTHIRTY-EIGHT ENGLISH AND FOREIGN UORSES, Which, in the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, Dublin, gions, they bravel almost every species of danger, and passed through and formerly in this City, have uniformly been considered one of every variety of suffering, by which the strength and fortitude of the chief attractions. The Representations will consist of Tourna: Expeditions has been contributed by Mr Hugh Murray, The Geslo
man can be tried. The Narrative of these successive Travels and ments, Chivalric Deeds, and Pageants, deduced from the Fiction of gical Illustrations have been furnished by the justly celebrated ProRomance and the Truth of History.
jessor Jameson; and for the interesting and very ample account of MILITARY AND HISTORICAL SPECTACLES! With the whole of Mr Ducrow's Performances in the Circle, and
its Natural History, the reader is indebted to Mr James Wilson, atthose of his high-trained horses. – To the far-famed Troop of Horses that branch of science to the new edition of the Encyclopædia Bri
thor of Illustra'ions of Zoology," and the principal contributor ia is now added the
tannica.-Extract from Editor's Preface. FAIRY STUD, AND SIX NEWLY-TRAINED ANIMALS OF VARIOUS BREEDS.
On the 1st of October was published, No. I.
NARRATIVE of DISCOVERY and ADVENTIIE AMPHITHEATRE
TURE in the POLAR SEAS and REGIONS; with Illustrations of Is situated in the Building it formerly occupied in Nicolson Street, their Climate, Geology, and Natural History; and an Aceount of the much enlarged, rendered impervious to weather, and enriched with Whale-Fishery. By Professor LESLIE, Professor JAMESOX, and every accommodation that can contribute to the public comfort in HUGH MURRAY, Esq. F.R.S.E., with a Chat, and Engravings by Dress Boxes, Upper Boxes, Lobbies, Avenues, Rooin for Attendants, BRANSTON. Price 5s. and Splendid CHINESE SALOON, decorated after the manner of Printed for OLIVER & BOYD, Edinburgh ; and SINPKIN & Mas that country:
SHALL, London. The priocipal approach is readily accessible by Carriages, leading to a broad and commodious ascent of stone Steps, under a Portico of stone Columns, and elegantly lighted by large Lamps.
DANCING. The Box Fronts are elegantly decorated with beautiful Historical Paintings, enclosed in Gold Pannels, painted by Mr Dawson, first MR DUN has opened his CLASSES at No. 7, decorative Artist to the Theatre Rosal, Drury Lane, exhibiting
INDIA STREET.- Days of Teaching, Tuesdays, Thursdays Specimens of the Equestrian Art, —-uch as Alexander training Bu- and Saturdays. cephalus, Mazeppa on the wild horse of the Ukraine, the Mameluke Boarding Schools and Private Families attended on Mordays, and his Charger, the Arab Steed, and other beautiful designs froin
Wednesdays, and Fridays. HORACE VERNET, an'l the French Academy of Arts. The pillars
The Mazourka, Galopade, Quadrillette, and o:her Fashionshle and divisions will be ornamented and enriched with Shields, Banners,
Dances, taught Privately, and in Classes.
FOR COUGH AND DIFFICULT BREATHING, peted: and every accommodation that can possibly be aitained, will
BUTLER'S LACTUCARIUM LOZE NGES. be sedulously afforded to the Box Company, and the visitors of the Establishment generally. The Spacious Arena, and the whole of the Interior, will be bril- THE distinguishing ingredient of these Lozenges.
LACTUCARIUM, is a substance obtained from the inspesetet liantly illuminated by a COLOSSAL CHANDELIER,
juice of a particular variety of Lettuce, by a process first deseribed by Executed in Gold Relief, radiant with upwards of
the late Dr Duncan of Elinburgh, who, in his Treatise on Peter TUREE HUNDRED BURNERS.
nary Consumption, speaks in the most decided terms of its powers to
allaving " that irritation which induces the convulsive setiaa renn The Theatre is under the express Sanction of the highest Autho- ed Coughing.” Afier such authority, it is presumed nothing further rities: and order will be constantly maintained by the proper officers. need be said in recommendation of these Lozenges to those whone For the convenience of families residing at the more distant parts of suffering under the wearing effects of either recent, ner vous, or obxb the (ity, and for the young Branches, the performances will uni- nis Cough.-One or two gradually dixsoived in the mouth, tend to formly terminate at an early hour.
allay the Cough and ease the Breathing; and, being a sporige w Dress Boxes, 18.-Second Boxes, 58.- Pit, s-Gallerv, Is. well as a sedative, two or three taken when going to rest, contribute Children, under the apparent age of twelve years, admitted at likewise to procure sleep. half-price to the Boxes only. Schools admitted to the Dress Boxes Prepared by BUTLER and Co., Chemists to his Majesty, 73, Primed's at Second Box price.
Street, Edinburgb; and (authenlicated by their name and addresses Dress Boxes at Second Box Price.
the lubel) sold by "heir agents throughout the country, in and 4 Full particulars of the first Performance will be ehortly an. boxes ;-of whom may be also obtained their CAYENNE LORENGES, nounced.
for preventing or removing Hoar seness, Habitual Sore Tàreal, ac