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" The first quality in a Companion is Truth.”.

SIR WILLIAM Temple.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR HUNT AND CLARKE,

YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1828.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. H. REYNELL, BROAD STREET, GOLDEN SQUARS.

TITLES OF PAPERS IN THE COMPANION..

Page

On Pantomime -

Books, Politics, and Theatricals

Bad Weather . . . . .

9

Going to the Play again. “ Native Land.” Character of Ros-

sina. A Hint in behalf of Love and the Sex

French Plays in London. Moliere's Tartuffe. Anecdotes of

the Author. A Specimen of the Piece itself, and Remarks

on the Performers - - - - - - 17

Fine Days in January and February - - - - 25

Tragedy of the Serf . . . . . . 27

Italian Opera. Tancredi. Re-appearance of Madame Pasta -

Notice of a change in size and price of the Companion - -

Madame Pastą. An objection to Concerts and Oratorios. The

beauty of Truth, even as an accomplishment - - 33

Walks Home by Night in bad Weather. Watchmen - - 40

The Royal Line - - - - - - 47

The True Story of Vertumnus and Pomona - - 49

Comedy of the Merchant's Wedding - - - - 61

Large Bonnets. A New Want of Gallantry. Secret of some

existing Fashions - - - - - - 65

Rain out of a clear Sky -

Opera of the White and Red Rose. Madame Pasta in the

Lover. French Dancing - - - - - 91

The Mountain of the Two Lovers, - - - - 75

Philosophy of Revolutionary History (from Mr Hazlitt's Life of

Napoleon)

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. - - 78

Sir John Suckling, with Specimens of his Poetry - 83, 104

Remarks on French Opera Dancing resumed. Dancing in gene-

ral, with a word on our English Balls - - - 97

Remarks suggested by the perusal of Mr Hazlitt's “ Plain

Speaker" - - - - - - 113, 130

Chapelle's Trip to Languedoc and Provence : 136, 145, 204

The Graces and Anxieties of Pig-driving - - - 158

An Earth upon Heaven . . . . . . 161

The Lover's Leap - - - - - - 165

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