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1 of charata dres and
l'Ultimo Giorno di Pompei, have been Two Airs by Mr. C. Cope Temple
tastefully arranged by A. Diabelli for two “Oh, list to the sound of my Lute," and respectes bira iz performers on the piano-forte.
“Glide, lightly glide,” are harmonious A Polacca for the same instrument, and elegant. d. Hér hre's by Chalieu, exbibits talent and force of The Lone Minstrel, a Glee,-the that of the se expression. Indeed, the style of this Sylph, a song, -and the Twilight Hour, le enge and its , composer is bold and brilliant.
a canzonet,-are creditable to the taste E Sterede Trois Pieces amusantes et non difficiles, of Mr. James King. The melody of the i Troms, a mai (three amusing and not difficult pieces), second piece, in particular, is original
by Hummel, display invention and taste. and very pleasing, and the digressions are na kind of trio One, which is called a rhapsodical finale, in good keeping. the Tam Ort is as melodious as it is animated. of Bum dia Beris
, that bai sau a man who f education ets
Drama. followed bekas herman . ed is love THE KING'S THEATRE.
sang the bass part with great skill and
sweetness; and Curioni, as Roderigo, The re-appearance of Mademoiselle was very effective; but the part of Iago Garcia, now Madame Malibran, excited was most wretchedly represented. a strong sensation among the musical divertissement, a new dancer, Madame
This lady's voice is sweet Vaque Moulin, made her first appearand flexible, but it is not faultless; the ance; she possesses extraordinary talent,
execution is good, but it is not perfect; and displays a style of great neatness and mirabeau
she never offends, but she rarely aston execution.
lani, one would sometimes be disposed produced the ballet of Masaniello, ou le chand
to think that there is a failure. If, how Pécheur de Portici. It has met with
nastic feats, with which, it appears, they in his singing than any other person in have been recently astonishing the court his line, and he has the rare merit of of France. Some of their feats are of a using his falsetto, which is of the richest very extraordinary nature, and
that kind, with discretion and propriety, pass. they possess a degree of muscular power ing to it from his natural voice without which is rarely bestowed upon man, that break, or, as it is technically termed, When they threw themselves into attibridge, which is so displeasing in most
tudes, which they did with grace and other singers. Levasseur, as the father, agility, we were much surprised at the
che and he
of his ac Of bent britain
deep at are enote
perfect developement of the muscles of the ties appear, according to appointment, breast, back, arms, legs, and thighs, and poor Kate is on the point of being They stood out as boldly as if they had carried away by force, but is rescued by been chiseled by a sculptor, and appeared Dan, who receives a shot in the shoulder to be of almost Herculean proportion. for his interference. During the struggle, The most curious feat was, when the Kate ascends the cliffs, and plunges into taller of the two fastened himself to a the lake below. O'Donoghue saves her pole, fixed perpendicularly in the centre life, and takes care of her in his palace of the stage, by the feet, and then threw below, Dame Kearney then accuses Dan his body out nearly in a horizontal po- of the death of her daughter before the sition, while his companion held fast by young lord, who declares him guilty, and his hand; and, while they were in that condemns him to be hanged. By the insituation, the pole being made to revolve "tervention of O'Donoghue and his spirits, rapidly by a sort of windlass, they were he is released, and Samson hanged in his carried round with alarming velocity. stead. In conclusion, Dan, as a reward
The entertainments concluded with a for his constancy and troubles, receives melodramatic fairy tale, entitled Thierna the lovely Kate in marriage. na Oge (the Land of Youth), or the Prince The success of this production mainly of the Lakes. It embraces several of the depends on the brogue and wit of Dan popular superstitions of the south of Ire- O'Reilly, in which Mr. Weekes succeeded land, but is founded chiefly on the legend à merveille. He sang a song so much in of O'Donoghue and his White Horse. the style of the Munster-man that it was This was, as the story goes, a famous encored. Mr. Harley, as Samson, contrichieftain, remarkable for the justice and buted a great deal to the success of the wisdom with which he governed the dis- piece, as also did Mrs. C. Jones, in the trict bordering on the lake. Being, how- representation of the Old Lady of the Lake. ever, engaged in the unfolding of some The scenery is very splendid. The bay prophetic events, which were to take place of Glena, by moonlight, in the first act
, in future, he rose and deliberately walked attracted much attention, and was greatly into that portion of the lake which was applauded. In the second act the hall in under the lofty cliffs of Glencar, and disap- the palace of O'Donoghue is splendidly peared.
He appears riding on his white painted, and the last scene, representing horse, on the lake, once in seven years, the ascent of O'Donoghue and his court to the great astonishment of the natives.
to the surface of the water, is admirable. While he thus appears, he is surrounded by fairies, spirits, and others of his court,
COVENT-GARDEN THEATRE. which he holds at the bottom of the lake. As the return of Easter suggested the The subject is one well calculated to give expediency of producing, according to scope to the scene-painter, for the purpose annual custom, å striking entertainment
, of rendering this spectacle very imposing. a supernatural story was embodied for The plot seems to be this:-Dame Kear- the occasion. A new musical tale of roney has a pretty little daughter, who is
mance was brought forward, under the an object of attraction to all the neighbour. title of the Devil's Elixir, or the Shadowing swains.
Glencar, the lord of the less Man. The main plot is taken from manor, is also attracted by Kate Kearney, Hoffman's extraordinary romance which and is determined, if possible, to effect her bears the first title ; and some use has dishonor. In this he is assisted by his been made of Peter Schlemjlh to supply servant, Samson Sinister. In order to de. that part which relates to the loss of the ceive Kate the better, Glencar, whose per- hero's shadow. The author has, however, son was unknown to Kate, presses his suit managed his materials so ingeniously as honorably, under the name of Patrick to give to the performance a more origiBarry. Among the girl's admirers, Dan nal character than such pieces of late comO'Reilly seems to be the most devoted to monly present. The play, as represented, her; but she receives him coldly, as her thus :-Francesco, a Capuchin heart seemed pre-occupied. Glencar pre- monk, is tempted from his religious vows vails upon her to meet him in the neigh, by the beauty of Aurelia, who is the bebourhood of the bay, for the purpose of trothed of his brother, count Hermogen. carrying her off to his castle. Dan is in- He has, unluckily for himself, the custody formed by O'Donoghue, or his fairies, of of the relics belonging to his conveni, the intended meeting, and previously con among which is a flask containing the ceals himself among the cliffs. The par. devil's elixir, seised by St. Antony in a
contest which the holy man had with the comes to interrupt the ceremony. He is demon to whom it belonged. The pro now less successful, and, as he is about to perty of this elixir is, that it enables the be carried to the stake for the purpose of person
drinking it to assume the shape of being purified by fire from his supposed his rival ; and the price of this privilege offence, he makes a passionate appeal to is the eternal damnation of the tippler. Francesco. The better feelings of the Francesco's hopeless passion prevails with latter triumph; he resigns his bride; and him: he swallows the potion, and takes the demon at the appointed hour claims the place of his brother. Nicholas, the his prey. At this critical moment the vicbell-ringer of the convent, impelled by tim recollects it is the Eve of Allhallows, love for Ureka, Aurelia's maid, at the at which time no unholy spirit can apsame time quits the line he has been proach the shrine. Thither he goes for brought up to, and engages as servant to protection; the fiend attempts to follow the supposititious Hermogen. The false him, but is stricken into the earth by a bolt count at first prevails, is received as his from Heaven. The whole building is demobrother, and is about to be married to the lished and disappears, and a clear tranquil lady, when the real Simon Pure presents landscape is seen in its place. Amidst himself. The perplexities which ensue the consternation of the wedding-party, are made very amusing and interesting. Francesco appears in his monastic habit, Nicholas at length hits upon a plan for and accounts for his absence by saying he discovering the impostor. Having heard has been on a pilgrimage. Hermogen and that the devil's votaries have no shadows, Aurelia are united, and Francesco retires he prevails upon one and entraps the other to expiate his crimes and testify his grati. to pass before his lamp. Hermogen's tude by a life of penitence. The denoueshadow appears (and this deception is very ment is rather aukward. While the aucleverly managed)—Francesco has no thor was collecting his materials from roshadow: this is taken to be conclusive mances, he should not have omitted one evidence of his guilt, and he is borne off by the most witty and inventive, though, to abide his doom as a wizard or magi- unfortunately for his own fame, one of the cian. While he is confined in the belfry most licentious of modern French writers, of the monastery, the demon visits him, who has extricated his hero from a similar and offers him liberty and Aurelia if he scrape by making his mother-in-law (a will ratify the compact. He consents, and highly comic character by the way) sew a the terms are, that if he shall, of his own phial of holy water into his small-clothes. free will, refuse the lady's hand, she being The piece, however, is cleverly constructready to marry him, before the clock ed, and goes off very agreeably. The strikes eight, the demon shall claim Fran- music, by Mr. Rodwell, is spirited and cesco as his own. As soon as the monk pretty, and was very ably executed by consents, the demon transports Hermogen Miss Hughes and Mr. Wood. The sceneand Nicholas sleeping to the belfry, and ry, by the. Grieves, is admirable, and Francesco to the lady's castle. Every some of the mechanical contrivances—the thing is once more ready for the impos- change of Francesco's dress and the shator's marriage, and the bridal procession dow scene in particular--are highly is approaching the shrine of St. Antony, effective. when Hermogen, who has escaped, again
DESCRIPTION OF THE ENGRAVINGS.
This costume, which is peculiarly suited to the morning exhibitions and public promenades, consists of a tunique-pelisse and petticoat of salmon-colored gros de Naples : the skirt is ornamented down the front by bows of riband of the same color; and the tanique, which is shorter than the petticoat, is edged round with a double rouleau. The body is in the Anglo-Greek style, and the sleeves are à la Mameluke, with a very broad gauntlet cuff. The hat is of gros de Naples; and under the brim
on each side, just above the ear, are two full rosettes of white blond. The crown is very low, and is ornamented with a bouquet of primroses. The turban represented in this engraving is of satin, and is adorned at the sides with esprits of green-1 heath.
This dress is of a new color, called samphire-green, and is of soft satin ; it is trimmed at the border with a row of ornaments, representing Oreilles-de-lievres, each being edged, on the side which is not fastened to the skirt, by a narrow ruche. The body is made plain, en caur, with sleeves à la Mameluke, and antique regal bracelets of gold confine them at the wrists. The hair is arranged in clustered curls on each side of the face, and ornamented on the summit of the head by a comb, the gallery. part of which is formed of vermilion and gold. The ear-pendants are of Oriental pear-pearls. The turban which appears in the print is of white crape, à la Janisaire, painted over in different flowers of various hues, and quartered with pink satin
PARISIAN BALL DRESS,
Over a satin slip is a pink crape dress with a broad hem headed by three narrow satin rouleaux either of Indian green, or etherial-blue satin; and on the left side of the border, just over the head of the hem, is a bouquet of artificial flowers. The corsage is à la Sevigné; the sleeves are short and full, and over them are wide loose sleeves of rich white blond, descending nearly as low as the elbow. The hair is arranged in full curls on each side of the face, and in bows on the summit of the head, and ornamented with exotic flowers. MONTILY CALENDAR OP FASHION.
by the other parts of the dress of those
ladies who had adopted them, we find The west end of the town has lately pre- they are not in mourning, nor should we sented a grand spectacle of elegant carriages have cited the fashion, had they not been and fashionable female pedestrians; from seen on the heads of those females who three o'clock in the afternoon, till five, are moving in the first circles: the adwe behold carriages stationed before the dition, however, is not pleasing or appromost noted repositories of all the acces- priate, as it gives a heavy look and sombre sories of the toilette, or at the doors of appearance to such bonnets at this cheer. the morning exhibitions, from which they ing season of the year. White bonnets of wheel off to Hyde Park, that their owners
gros de Naples, with a broad blond at the may enjoy the pure and healthful air, so edge of the brim, are still worn in carpeculiarly delightful at this vernal season. riages ; and for the morning promenade,
For this fashionable drive we have a fine Dunstable or Leghorn, the crown just seen completed a very charming pe- surrounded by a broad rich riband, of Iisse of pink satin, made plain and simple, which also the strings are formed, that tie with a pelerine of the same, trimmed round it down close, is the most admired headwith a quilling of white blond net. Black covering. A black veil of Chantilly lace velvet pelerines form also a favorite out- is generally worn with these bonnets
. door covering at this demi-saison time; Dresses of white tulle, either plain or some are trimmed all round with a full figured, are most in request for the ballquilling of black blond; and, as this is room, and are worn over white satin slips. most expensive trimming, it is most di- White crape, also, painted in colors at the stinguished ; others have a rouleau of border of the skirt, is in high favor at full
. satin round the edge, and the gold chain dress balls. Blond constitutes the most adto which is appended the eye glass, is mired trimming forevening dresses. Black thrown over the pelerine.
satin gowns are in vogue,and we may expect The most fashionable silk bonnet is of them to continue so till the end of May, a light yellow, chequered with pink and unless the weather should become unublack, with one stripe of purple. These sually warm ; as they form a dress in bonnets are longer at the ears than those which every female looks well, we knowworn in the last spring, and are tied more they will retain them as long as they can; closely down; round the crown is a scal- they are now worn at all times of the day, loped ornamental band. A few drooping except at the breakfast-table; and their feathers have appeared on black bonnets;. trimming varies accordingly. For the
evening, festooned flounces of white blond, finishes in two points, which, being headed by white satin rouleaur, are most brought together, form a “bow without admired. Those for half-dress have very ends.". One crape hat has been seen of broad hems, surmounted by a few narrow Navarin blue, the crown of which was tucks. Pelerines on dresses of gros de adorned with Bengal roses. The crape Naples, of the same color and material as hats are, in general, of various colors, and the dress, are very prevalent. Fine meri are trimmed with blond; and some have nos are now only worn when the weather white feathers. Bonnets of steam-yellow is chill; the favorite way of trimming satin are lined with blue, and decorated them is by one deep flounce at the border. with blue ribands. Colored crapes are worn by young per Many ball-dresses are seen trimmed sons at concerts and other evening assem at the border with narrow rouleaur, which blies, but not so much for dancing as they ascend as high as the knee. Ladies who were in the last month. Chintzes are in are seen at balls without joining in the high favor for dejeuné costume; but the dances, have appeared in dresses of black most approved negligée is a short tunic crape, with stripes of gold, the borders of and petticoat of very fine corded India which were richly ornamented with palmmuslin; the petticoat has a deep flounce leaves, wrought in gold. The full, plaited, of the same, and the tunic robe is filled falling tuckers are getting out of date; all round with muslin.
but when the bodies are cut low, a chemiThe borders on the blond caps are very sette-tucker is discovered of fine India broad; but they are turned back, and the muslin, elegantly embroidered, and edged ribands and flowers which ornament them, with narrow lace. In the trimming of lie on the hair in front, and very long dresses it is expected that passementerie or lappets of blond float over each shoulder. braiding will be much employed ; already The hair in full dress is adorned with have several silk dresses been seen ornafeathers, flowers, or jewels.
mented with bands and fringes made of The colors most admired for pelisses, this material; and the pelerines worn cloaks, and dresses, are stone-color, pink, with such dresses are trimmed round garnet, and blue; for bonnets, turbans, with a net fringe formed of a correspondand berets, celestial blue, pink, canary- ing article. yellow, and mazarin blue.
Either a bandeau of pearls, or a cordon
of flowers, is a favorite ornament across Several pelisses of gros de Naples have the forehead of young ladies at balls and appeared of the color of Burgundy wine. evening dress. parties. The hair is arThis beautiful red is quite the rage : it ranged on the summit of the head in bows must, however, be remarked that pelisses and plaits, among which are placed flowof this color are more worn in deshabille
ers formed of pearls, made to vibrate on than in the public walks, where satin
their stalks. Bows of gauze riband, che
pelisses of salmon-color have a decided pre- quered with satin, are frequently worn in ference. Satin pelisses of violet, or of the hair. Flowers, feathers, and diamonds, steam-yellow, are much admired. 'Shawls decorate the hair of ladies of high rank, of Cachemire, and those of fine worsted, and the same embellishments appear on in imitation of the Oriental ones, are fatheir turbans and bérets. The caps à la vorite out-door envelopes.
fiancée are seen constantly at evening par. Some of the hats for the public promes and ridiculous.
ties: there is no coiffure so unbecoming nades are ornamented with two birds of
The borders turned Paradise, set on en ailes de moulin, and back, and extending on each side, impart separated by a satin strap; the edge of a breadth much wider than that of the the hat is finished by a very broad blond.
shoulders. Seven points made of satin riband are
The silk stockings for full-dress are of often seen forming an ornament beneath open lace-work, and are embroidered with the brims of bats. Watered silk, both gold or silver. The white kid gloves are white and colored, is much in favor for embroidered in the same costly manner bonnets; the band round the crown is re
at the back of the hand. lieved by satin appliqué, and the band