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| Triumphant now the veteran cries,
"'Tis now my turn you find young lasses, « What the old proverb says is wise, l “ That Love with Time as lightly passes !"
TO A YELLOW BUTTERFLY.
BY A YOUNG LADY. Hail, loveliest insect of the Spring ! Sweet buoyant child of Phæbus, hail! High scaring on thy downy wing, Or sporting in the sunny vale! 0! lovely is thy airy form, That wears the Primrose hue so fair ; It seems as if a passing storm Had rais'd the beauteous flower in air ! Far different from the spotted race That sultry June's bright suns unfold, That seek in her fair flow'rs their place, And proud display their wings of gold. For, brilliant is their varying dye, And, basking in the fervid ray, They in the new blown roses lie, Or round the opening Cistus play! But thou, with April's modest flower, Her Violet sweet of snowy hue, Tranquil shalt pass the noontide hour, And sip, content, the evening dew. Ah, may no frosts thy beauties chill, No storms thy little frame destroy ; But, sporting gay beside the rill, May'st thou thy transient life enjoy!
THE SWALLOW. Written on board his Majesty's Ship Vengeance,
on a Swallow familiarly entering the Ward
BY DR. TROTTER.
Hither resi t'y wearied wing,
Constant to returning spring.
Thou by chance hast miss'd the way,
But a moment with me stay.
Bear a wand'ring sailor's vow,
Love shall be thy pilot now.
Toucb not Gallia's hated shore,
She is stain'd with royal gore.*
Where the milder virtues rove,
Bear it to my distant love.
No rude hand shall do thee wrong,
Delia's self shall goar thy young. There a thousand soft sensations,
Lull the tranquil mind to rest; Nature there, with fond persuasions,
Oft shall soothe a parent's breast. Haste then, çentle bird of passage,
When thou leav'st our wint'ry isle, Bring nie back my Delia's message,
Bring a kiss and bring a sinile.
TIME AND CUPID. His life in travelling always spent,
Old Time, a much renowned wight, To a wide river's margin went,
And caļld for aid with all his might: “Will none have pity on my years,
" I that preside in every clime ? "O, my good friends, and passengers, *“ Lend, lend a hand to pass old Time !" Full many a young and sprightly lass,
Upon the adverse bank appear'd, Who eager sought old time to pass,
On a small bark by Cupid steerd;
Repealed of this moral rhyme
Thoughtless and gay, in passing Time!
And spread the highly waving sail; He took old father Time on board,
And gave his canvass to the gale. Then joyous as he row'd alung,
He oft exclaim'd,-“ Observe, my lasses, " Attend the burden of my song,
"How sprightly Time with Cupid passes !" At length the urchin weary grew,
For soon or late 'lis still the case ; Hedropped the oar and rudder 100
Time ster'd the vessel in his place. No. XX. Vol. II.
* P rectly coinciding in sentiment with the author of these stanzas, we c: nnot forbear obsery. ing, that this is a stain which will remain an ever. lasting blot in the annals of France. While his savage subjects dippel their handikerchiefs and pikes in the blood of the ill fated Louis, he fell,
“By strangers honour'd, and by strangers mourn'd."
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS FOR JULY.
Pauline. I give him up to you.
Agathe. Had he seen me alone, I inight not
have been affronted with a refusal, but the [Continued froin Page 328, Vol. II.)
charms of four girls younger than I, could not
fail when compared with mine, to deprive me of (Enter Ágathe, in a riding-habit.)
all hope of success. Açathe. My presence, perbaps, is trouble- Pauline. You have acted wrong in treating sume?
poor Ledoux so ill. Pauline. Not in the least, this gentleman was Agathe. Did you not reinark that during about to leave me. But what means this riding | breakfast Mr. Corsignac had his eyes constantly habit?
fixed upon you. Agathe. The weather is so beautiful, that I Pauline. Indeed! well he has at least some formed the project of exploring the neighbour- originality in him. But stay, it is he who told ing country. But you, my dear sister, what a stu: Ursule that Sainville was a romantic, sentimenta died negligence there is in your dress?
swain. Pauline. Studied; I assure you I paid no at. Agathe. You mistake; he told her that Saintention to it.
ville was fond of dashing, hunting, and horses. Sainville (aside). Is all this intended to capti Il Pauline. Are you sure she did not deceive vate may attention?
you ? Agathe. The old steward goes with me. Will Agathe, No, it is rather through giddiness; Mr. Sainville be so good as to accompany me, | but as to Corsignac, he has his views-let yourself we would hunt by the way. You are fond of be taught by my example, do not refuse him. ihe chace.
Pauline. And be you not so cruel towards your Sainville. Moderately.
lover Ledoux. Agathe. I like it passionately, and am glad my taste agrees with yours.
(Enter CORSIGNAC) Pauline (aside). Very well, my dear Agathe. Corsignac (lo Pauline). Vouchsafe to dispel
Sainville (aside). This time it is plain that l, my anxiety, and confirm the truth of whal SainCorsignac was not mistaken. (Aloud). I am very | ville just now told me. Am I fortunate enough sorry that I must tear myself from your company, to have been sent for by you. but Mr. Jaquemin expects me, and the business Pauline. No, Sir; you have been misled, it is in which we are engaged is too important to admit my sister who wishes for your company, of any delay. My friend Corsignac is at liberty, 11 Agathe. I am too much your friend for that, and may prove a more acceptable companion. I and I give up my walk; for I should be sorry to (To Parline). I beg you will resume your read- deprive Mr. Corsignac of the pleasure of Pauline's ing.-- Asile). They are mad, or at least very conversation. foolish; l'll go in search of Louise. (Exit. l! Corsignac. Amiable sister ; how grateful I feel
Agathe (aside). Ilow impertinent to send me for your kindness! it encourages me, and plucks to his friend Corsignac !
my secret from my heart.-(To Pauline). I love Pauline (aside). He is a true citizen, some suc- ' you to madness. cessfui merchant's son perhaps; he has noihing | Pauline. Sir? of a gentleman; what stories Ursule has told Corsignac. Forgive this sudden declaration, but me!
when it is the resistless power of sympathy that Agathe. O that I had not been so difficult in acts upon us. my time! --Mr. Ledoux is now the only one Agathe. Of sympathy! who pays his addresses to me.
Corsignac. I am a man such as you want. It Pauline. Hear me, Agathe, we promised to be is true, I have met with no roniantic adventures, frank: I had some intentions upon Sainville. l but I feel capable of writing novela; and in order algathe. So had 1, sister.
to taste the joys of life, I believe it is far preferPruline. I guessed it, when I saw you dressed able to be their author than their hero. We will like an amazon
translate together all the chefs-d'auvre of the Apache. The same idea struck me when I per- | English misses, will melt with interest at every ceisid you hud turned shepherdes.
stroke of misfortune their imagination shall have
insented. In after times we may perhaps invent you first gave me, was more favourable; what some ourselves: and then the delightful pleasure | caprice has so suddenly altered your mind. of enching 'kem we love, will stand within your Louise. What caprice, Sir, am I accused of reach Ina sord, I am an honest man, a gond being capricious ? natured fellow, I have obtained your guardian's V Sainville. I fear to dive too deeply into the torcent, and feel inclined to be for ever in love feelings of your heart, with or wife. What else could you require. Louise. You may draw any inferences from
Pas. You will permit spe, Sir, to look upon them, I never attempt to conceal the state of my this speech as a mere joke.
soul. Caregnac. As you please, only remember that Sainville. As your father's friend you received mater a veil of pleasantry, many serious affairs me with some demonstralions of pleasure, as your 25 be conducted.
intended husband, you seem to detest my prePraline Answer this question ; what account
sence. of your friend Sainville, did you give Ursule.
E. R. Corsognac. That which honour and truth dic
(To be continued.] tated to me. But let me dweli a little more on the lender and powerful sentiment which a glance of yours tas awakened in my heart.
HAYMARKET. Pauline. Not yet, think only of assisting my
On Wednesday, July 1, Mr. Young made his sister.
appearance in the character of Don Felix, in The Corsignac. To be useful to the sister of the Wonder. He does not appear to have that ease person I love so ardently, would indeed make me and versatility of countenance, or that vivacity of happy.
feeling and variety of expression, which are nePauline. This morning she received Mr. Le cessary to a comic actor. His features are stern doux very coldly; and now she repents her and unpliable, and his general manner solemn imprudence.
and harsh. Nothing can be more foreign from Corsignac. I understand you, in a few minutes merriment than his attempt at mirth : his gaiety is he will be at her feet.
too apparently effort, and what humour he brings Agathe. His vivacity is charming-but how forth is spoiled by the constraint and labour of its could you send him after Mr. Ledoux?
production. To succeed in comedy a man must Pauline, Shall I call him back?
have a peculiar temperament which no education Agaike. I do not mean that; but let me know can give. All the excellencies of the tragic actor What is your opinion about this Mr. Corsignac. may be taught; the comedian's are the gift of Pauline. My opinion-hush! here is Louise. nature alone. We can pronounce, therefore, that
Mr. Young will never become celebrated as a (Enter LOUISE)
The general fault of his perforinance in this Pauline. I will be as plain with you, my dear || Louise, as I have been with my sister; you may
character was, that he was boisterous and decla
matory ; that his jealousy was too much of a without apprehension of hurting my feelings, marry Sainville; I think no more of him.
tragic cast, and more suited the ravings of an
Othello, or the phlegmatic acrimonious jealousy Agathe, Nor I either; we resign the conquest;
of a kitely, than to the busy, bustling, sanguine for it is just you should not be disappointed of the
temperament of Don Felir. Altogether, his perhusband your father meant to give you. Fare.
formance was that of a man of good sense, who Well, I must talk a little in private with my sister
was unequal to the character for no other reason Louise (alone). They yield Sainville to me,
than because nature never intended him to perhave they discovered more of his disposition
form it. than Ursule has revealed to me. Always gallant
Mrs. Litchfield's Violante was admirable. Her with the ladies, she said; yet he appears so clear, mellow, and harmonious enunciation was Sincere, so open, perhaps I should be able to
excellently fitted for the character. She was at change him. Should I love, or should I avoid him?
once dignified and tender; she rallied and re. -Shall I act a coquette's part? Yes--I must
buked her lover with equal ease and nature. Her follow Ursule's advice. O heav'ns ! he is coming
humour was without constraint, and her dignity Lowards me, and she has forsaken me. I must
without severity. In a word, we know no actress try to escape bim.
who approaches her in this character but Mrs.
Jordan, to whom the comic muse has justly (Enter SAINVILLE)
yielded the palm. Sainville. Do I intrude upon your time, madam ? ||
Mr. YOUNG'S STRANGER. you scem desirous of shunning me, the reception On Friday, July 3, Mr. Young appeared in
the character of the Stranger, and we can say, Vincent .............. Mr. MATHEWS. with justice, that whatever reason we had to con Philip ................ Mr. LISTON. demn him in the char cter of Felir, we feel no in
Mr. TAYLOR. clination but to applaud him, almost without
Celestine .............. Mrs. TAYLOR. reserve or moderation, in the performance of this Pau ina................ Mrs. LISTON. difficult part That solemnity and severeness of
Alice ................ Mrs. GIBBS. style which ren lered his comedy ineffective and
Scene, AUSTRIA. disagree bl., adapted him in a more peculiar manner to the part of the Stranger.
As to the plot of this piece it is simple enough. His sorrow was truly dignised and simple, his It is an Escape dramatised-One or two attempis misanthropy was majestic, and the whole of his fail ; but a guard being put asleep, or his eyes representation was suited to the tone of feeling covered, and a great coat thrown over the prisoner, of the Stranger; it was a warm heart, ke niy the catastrophe is fortunately brought about It sonsible of injari a 'vating husband, with a has certainly as much merit as most things of distempered sensibility of honour; a friend more the kind; but, in scientific effect and incident, credulous thin prudent; in a word, a man of ex- ) is inferior to Tekeli. tensive philanthropy, whose powers of mind, and Mr. Hook, jun, is a young man of much talent; high wrought delicacy of feeling, served rather to | and it is to be lamented that he confines himself attract misfortune,--to accumulate and fasten it to translating, and the importation of what is per. upon hiin, than to lighten it by a worldly philo
haps not very well worth the freight -The chief sophy, and an obvious yielding to the stream.
merit of this Piece, however, is the Music which All the features of this varied character, the more Il accompanies it. subtile distinctions, and nicer traits, were inost
The excellence of Mr. Hook, the composer, is adınirably caught and enibodied by Mr. Young in ll not fully understood He is truly a master; his his performance on the above night.
music has a distinct character of its own. It has His judgment was conspicuous in what may
the sweetness, the plaintiveness, and simplicity be called the grand style of acting,-io suking
of the Scotch melody, without its weakness and subordinare parts; in other words, in subduing
monotony.-It thus produces a pleasing and them in the general ease and simplicity of na
gradually increasing impression, when listened to ture, and bringing forward and rendering promi.
with attention. It is strictly the music which is nent inose parts alone, to which strength and
suited to Silvan scenery; to Gondolas gliding effect beling. His laste was excrcise l in a just
through the waters on a summer's evening-to and furcible sel crion of bauties, as well in
any thing that is tranquil, placid, and Arcadian. the delivery of the dialogue and tone and f:eling
He neither excels in gaiety or greatness; his of character, as in ihe choice of attitude and
music has too much sentiment for the one, and general manner of personation : we can say no
too much regularity for the other. In the more. His correctness never made him languid
pastoral kind of music (we mean the Italian or mechanical ; his warmth was natural feeling,
pastoral) where simplicity does not preclude elerising by due digrees to its proper height. In the
gance, nor nature science, Mr Hook is not only 66 ") which he rela'es his misfortunes to Baron
the first master of his lime, but we believe, withSteinfor, he : a: not surpassed isy Kemble; and
out exception that he is perfectly at the head of in the picon jation with his wife, Kemble alone
this species. has excelled him.
There is one song in this piece peculiarly in Mr Litchfield's Mrs Haller is inferior only
this master's best manner. The words, we believe, to Mr. Sidons.
were On Tursday night, July 16, was produced at
“ The village in which I was born." this theatre a liew melo drama, called The From some accident, however, the whole Fortress It is from the pen of Mr. T. Hook, Il effect of this song was spoilt by a niost barbarous the author of Tekeli, and is a fre transla' iun from inelegance-a strain of peculiar sweetness was the French. The name of the French piece is Il terminated by a full barthen, or symphony, or Les I'venements d'un Jous The following are ! whatever they call it, of Tol, lol, de, rol, lol; and the principal
which Mr. Taylor, to mend the matter, gave DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
with infinite fun. Surely this should be omitied,
as the song alluded to is the sweetest in the whole The Governor .......... Mr. CHAPMAN. piece. Count Everard.......... Mr YOUNG.
To conclude, this Melo-Drama was received Count Adolphus........ Mr. CARLES. with great applause, and must prove extremely Oliver ..............., Mr. DE CAMP.