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SKBTCHES OP SOCIETY. next day the attack was renewed by the

MUSIC,
Scotch, and Haco having come to the assist-
Traditions of the latestern Highlands.

ance of Angus, the battle was very warmly

contested both by sea and land. The storm Musical Souvenir ; or, New Year's Gift for ALEXANDER II., King of Scotland, having was so great, that Haco could only disembark Children. By Evelina Hullmandel, Profes. died in Kerera before he had made any pro- 700 or 800 men ; but even with that small sor of Music, &c. gress in the conquest of the Western Isles, reinforcement, it was confidently asserted by This pretty design (dedicated to the Duchess his son persisted in the same plan. Indeed, the the Norwegians, that the Scotch army was of Kent) is addressed to an object of great throne of the Scottish monarchs was hardly defeated. The following is Mr. Johnstone's interest to all the good and sweet little girls worth holding while the northern and southern translation of the Norwegian account of the whose mammas (or even papas) may do us the frontiers were in possession of rivals and ene. battle :

favour to peruse our writings : it is, to render mies. Alexander III. made many attempts to Among the Scots there was a young the acquisition of the rudiments a sport and a detach the King of the Isles from the interest knight called Ferash,* equally distinguished pleasure, rather than a task and a labour, to of Haco, who then reigned in Norway, but for his birth and fortune. He wore a helmet the youthful beginner. The notes are printed without success. It would appear that John plated with gold, and set with precious stones; on small pieces of card, and may be combined Dlacdougal, Lord of Lorne, the other branch and the rest of his armour was apiece with it. almost as a game, like lecters arid syllables ;of Somerled's race, had, however, yielded to He rode gallantly up to the Norwegians, but but it would require too much space to describe his advantageous offers, and that, joined by no others ventured. He galloped frequently the whole plan in detail; and we shall only say, Kiernach, Earl of Ross, he committed sad along the Norwegian line, and then back to that a handsome box divided into compartdevastations in Skye, and other parts of his own followers. Andrew Nicolson had now ments, a great variety of musical counters, and Haco's tributary dominions.

reached the Scottish van. He encountered other apparatus, form a whole which must be The King of Norway, who seems to have been this illustrious knight, and struck at his thigh very delectable to the juvenile class for whose a great and warlike prince, was not likely to sub. with such force that he cut it off through the benefit it has been devised. mit to such insults; and, having prepared a pow. armour with the sword which penetrated to erful fleet, he directed his course to Scotland in the saddle. The Norwegians stript him of Lays and Legends of the Rhine. Goulding the year 1263. He remained for some time at his beautiful belt. The hardest conflict then

and D'Almaine. the Callich Stone, on the coast of Skye, near commenced. Many fell on both sides ; but Tuis beautiful work is calculated to form quite the Strait of Kylehakin, so named from Haco. more of the Scotch, as Sturlos sings, Whose an epocha in musical publication. The Legends He was there joined by Angus, King of the carcasses rung, our generous youths formed in a by Mr. Planché we noticed in our literary Isles, and by Magnus, King of Mann. Angus circle, prostrated the illustrious givers of brace- department a fortnight ago; and those who piloted this great fleet to the Sound of Kerera, lets. The birds of prey were gluttonously best know the difficulty of writing poetry for near Oban, which was the place of rendezvous filled with lifeless limbs. What great chieftain music will be the best able to appreciate the for all parties in those days. Tradition states, shall avenge the fate of the renowned wearer value of what he has done. We at that time that Haco's ship consisted entirely of oak; it of the belt ?"". was ornamented with heads and necks of In the Scottish army, it is said there were are charming accompaniments, but we praised

mentioned the lithographic ornaments, which dragons, beautifully overlaid with gold, and 1500 knights. All their horses had breast- only one hall; there are eight, instead of four, had twenty-seven banks of oars. plates, and there were many Spanish steeds in of the scenes represented.

We have now, A negociation was here opened with the Lord complete armour. There was besides a nume. therefore, only to speak of Bishop's music. of Lorne, and he having been in some degree rous army of foot, well accoutred, armed with The composer bas very skilfully adapted it, in compelled by circumstances to yield to the King bows and spears.

many instances, to the words ; indeed, we do of Scotland, Haco agreed to receive him again

After this great battle, the season being then not know that he has ever distinguished himinto his favour. Macdougal of Lorne, who is far advanced, Haco returned to the Orkneys, self more happily by his talent in this way. styled King Dougal in the Norwegian, An- where he soon afterwards died. The feet and He has in these made an echo to the sense. nals, was ordered southward, with a squadron army having remained in these islands during There is also a considerable display of originof fifty ships, to plunder the country; and it the winter, the body of the king was buried in ality in all the compositions : Mr. Bishop is said that he accomplished his object without the church of Saint Magnus, in Orkney. On seems to have been compelled to think, and shewing much lenity,—while Angus of the Ash Wednesday the body was raised, and put many passages prove the value of thinking. Isles, with his own forces, landed in Bute, on board the king's own ship, in which it was the pieces are certainly long for vocal exer. and laid siege to the castle of Rothsay, which conveyed to Norway for final interment. he took after a desperate resistance. Haco in

We have here adhered to the oral accounts through ; and if the singer can do so much

tion, but they are pleasant all the way the mean time sailed to Arran, with the in- of these important transactions, confirmed, as to delight the auditors, there is no question tention of supporting the two divisions of his we tind them to be, by the Norwegian histo- that one Legend of the Rhine would be more army.

rians and the Chronicles of Mann, though op- admired and remembered than five thousand
The division under the command of the posed by Buchanan, and other Scotch writers. Sonatas or ten thousand Oratorios.
Lord of Lorne entered Lochlong in the It is admitted, however, by all, that Alexander
Firth of Clyde ; and having dragged their purchased the superiority of the Isles from

La Fleur du Souvenir. Premier Recueil. Par
boats across the isthmus of Tarbert, they en- Magnus the year following, at a very con-
tered Lochlomond without opposition. The siderable price, though it would appear it never

A. Donnadieu. T. Boosey and Co. whole country was thus open to this very was all paid. The following is a translation One of the prettiest collections of Prench masterly and destructive inroad, because the of the Gaelic description of Haco's ship on his Quadrilles with which our ears have ever been Scottish king, with his army, had repaired to return :

charmed. Even without the potent accessaries the mouth of the Clyde and the coast of Ayr. “ They hoisted the checquered bannered of brilliant lights and more brilliant Beauties, shire, the points on which he expected the sails to the lofty, reed-like, supple, and ele- they are very delightful on the piano-forte : whole force of the enemy; and they might gant masts ; she left no point unweathered, what mischief they may produce in their proper have destroyed Stirling, and perhaps Edin- nor wave uncloven, conquering the rolling sphere, it is not for us to anticipate. Like pru. burgh, had they been so disposed. But Mac- tumbling sea, bearing towards the blue and dent persons, we would keep out of range of dougal was probably unwilling to go so far. red coasts of Lochlin. Their slumbering and the fire; (not out of the fire-range:-we hate a However, the banks of the Loch, and the whole sleeping music was the roaring of seals and pun!) This is, however, a publication that will of the Lenox, were burnt and plundered. great monsters of the deep, the largest devour- be a favourite generally.

Alexander, finding the state of his affairs ing the smallest, and the smallest doing its
very critical, was under the necessity of ap- best. The wind would tear leaves off trees, Friendship's Offering, an Air, from the Ballet
plying to Haco for a cessation of hostilities, heather off mountains, and young willows from of the Spectre, fc. The Music by T. Cooke;
and proposed terms of a permanent peace; but their roots; the gray shells which had lain with an Introduction, composed and arranged
the armistice having expired, a storm having seven years on the bottom, rattled against her as a Rondo, by J. Jackson. J. Balls and Co.
destroyed some of Haco's ships, the rest were gunwale, and dropt on her decks. Her stem Not knowing the original composition, but
attacked by the Scotch fleet in the Clyde, oppo- would cut an oaten straw, from the swiftness of taking it for granted that being T. Cooke's it
site to Largs. This attack was, however, re- her motion."

must be good, we have to award a flattering pelled by the division of the Norwegian fleet,

meed of praise to Mr. Jackson, (a young writer which Highland tradition states to have been

• Said to have been a Montgomery, an ancestor of the in music, we presume,) for the taste and skill

Earl of Eglintoun. commanded by Angus, King of the Isles. Thel 7 So called from the colour of the rocks.

he has evinced in arranging this beautiful piece

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Primo Tenore Serio.
Primo Tenore mezzo carattere

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condo Tenore, or of Secondo Buffo...
Primo Basso Cantante...
Primo Buffo Coinico.

250 760 700 80

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Seven Men. for the piano-forte or harp. It does him much mate, the shopkeeper may resort to any means credit, and is a very captivating strain. We of disposing of them which he may imagine

700 wish all young ladies (not the most advanced) conducive to his interest; with the speculator Secondo Tenore, fit to be a double, if wanted.

Baritono, able, if wanted, to fill the part of Sewould shew what they have learnt during the in the Opera, the goods think, reason, speculast half year, by playing it, at sight, to their late, as much as the principal; and very often friends. play him exceedingly scurvy tricks. But, I

First Chorus Singer, fit to give some recitatives ask, if the principal has not a shadow of knowDRAMA.

ledge of his trade, what then can he expect ? The King's Theatre ; Foreign Artistes, fc. Nothing, but to live in a wasp-hive, until kind [To our new readers of 1827, we have to notice that two chancery or bankruptcy comes to his relief. papers on this subject have appeared in the last two When Master André took it into his head to The above is a company as complete as it is Literary Gazettes.)

present to Voltaire his tragedy entitled, “ the economical. To have more, would increase the Nothing in this world is more calculated to Earthquake at Lisbon,” the great man said expense; to have less, would paralyse the opeincrease confusion, to subvert social order, and pleasantly to him, “ Make wigs.' (Master ratic repository. I well know that the exclu. to create discontent, than the injudicious dis- André was a wig-maker.) Let us be just. sive gentlemen will not find this distribution of tribution of those offices, on the proper execu. Can the city of London fatter itself with having emolument to their taste. According to them, tion of which the interests or the pleasures of the best-appointed and the best-managed opera in some performers ought to have all, and the the public depend. A philanthropist will make the world Certainly not. When I shall have others nothing. But, in spite of the ambitious a bad tax-gatherer, a Jesuit a bad professor of shewn that the management of it is confided to of both sexes, puffed up with arrogance and history, an expert shopkeeper an exceedingly incapable hands, when I shall have unveiled the folly, I maintain, not only that every member bad director of the opera.

We derive the

numerous abuses which undermine is, the ab- of the establishment should have wherewithal adage tractant fabrilia fabri from the highest sence of order, the prejudice and even the to live respectably, but that the prosperity of antiquity; and an old Italian poet has said

contempt with which useful persons are over- the undertaking depends mainly and essentially "Basti al nocchiero ragionar de venti; Al Bifolco de Rori, e le sue piaghe

whelmed ; the unmerited favour too often be-on that being the case. The more any one Conti il guerrier ; conti il Pastor gli armenti. stowed on the covetous intriguers whom I call sees himself sheltered from want and injustice, A speculation founded on a false principle can jugglers ; the negligence of the subordinate de- the more zealously and conscientiously will he be productive only of mischievous results. 1 partments; and, finally, the artifices of which fulfil his duty; the more the general effect and come to the point. If a merchant undertakes tricksters avail themselves to convert every the variety of the opera will attract andiences. to manage the traffic in an article of commerce thing into profit, at the expense of the under- After having thus assigned to the performers of which he is ignorant, can success be ex. taking, I believe no person (unless indeed he just and moderate salaries, let us speak of their pected ? The odds are thirty to one against belong to the set) will dare to contradict me Let duties. It would seem that once let the proper it

. In the first place, he cannot do any thing us enter this Jabyrinth, and endeavour to find subordination of the one to the other be estahimself; he must avail himself of deputies. i our way through it with the clue of penetration blished, and the duty of each performer would will admit that these deputies are honest, that and truth.

be very easily fulfilled. But that is a mistake. they have the interest of their principal at If there exists a place in which moderate Tricks, intrigues, patronage, will always interheart, that in short they manage for the best ; terms ought to be offered to performers, it is pose obstacles to the regular progress of the in that case, either the principal becomes a London, inasmuch as in no other place can the service; unless the director be a man exceed. useless personage, or, if he thinks proper to in- dealer in songs find equal resources and en- ingly well versed in what is called “ theatrical terpose his authority, he exposes himself every couragement. Little as fashion, party, or pa- accommodation.” This consists, according to unstant to the commission of gross blunders, as tronage of certain of the nobility may push the jugglers, in sacrificing all the other per. injurious to his constituents as to his own purse. him, concerts will shower upon him on all formers to their caprices.; in trampling them It will even frequently happen to him to pay a sides during the better part of the season, and under foot, if necessary ; in mutilating operas ; hundred for what is worth only fifty; and, music meetings towards its close. Those alone in adding rhapsodies to them; in taking away under other circumstances, to wish to pay only might enable him to live, without the theatre. this air from this person, that duet from those fifty for what is worth a hundred. He can When I say “to live,” in speaking of a singer, persons ; in intercalating absurd anachronisms, never, except on the report of others, deter. I do not mean merely lodging, the tavern, ele- and nonsense still more absurd, either in the mine whether his merchandise is of the first, gant clothes, jewels, sparkling brooches, gold story, or in the decorations and dresses ;-in second, or third quality. He can never, in chains and seals, and, if it be a female, (besides short, “ theatrical accommodation," in the sense any case, depend upon his judgment, when he jewels) laces, chinchillas, and cachemires; but in which the juggler uses it, signifies simply, advertises its sale." He runs the risk of being good bank-bills, promissory notes, stock, the " depress the others, and raise only me.” It tricked by sellers as well as by buyers. He whole gained in exchange for sounds. How is evident, that if in a company of performers will fancy when he is sowing a thousand, that many brave fellows, who have left their legs there are two or three jugglers of this kind, he will reap two thousand ; although, in fact, and arms on the field of battle, would be satis- the whole undertaking must speedily go to the he will reap but two hundred. He will triple fied with a third of the revenue of Messieurs devil! But an enlightened director, with disthe amount of superfluous articles, and neglect the dealers in songs! One single method would cinctly specitied engagements, and rules strictly those which are essential. Thinking himself be sufficient to obtain good performers on mo- enforced, will parry the efforts of intrigue and exceedingly elever, he will declare every where derate terms, namely, to establish a form of egotism. In his estimation, what the jugglers that he has the finest goods in the world; and management so incorruptible, so upright in its call theatrical accommodation," can be nothing people will laugh in his face. He has but one payments, as to rival the punctuality of the compared to the general interest. He will not means of escaping all this ; namely, never to Bank of England. Why does money placed in allow any thing but real illness to prevent an meddle with any thing, to keep entirely out of the Bank return so moderate an interest? Be- actor or an actress from learning and playing the way, and to leave the chance of good or cause that interest is sure. In the same man- his or her part. Such an occurrence ought to bad fortune in the hands of strangers.

Such, ner, if a theatrical undertaking were to acquire be foreseen, and, before the commencement of however

, is, in a few words, the history of the the reputation of invariably paying at fixed the season, three operas, at least, ought to be Italian opera in London. As in this city every periods, you would have a crowd of good artists, cast in such a manner, that if the performer of thing is speculation and trade, people have who would prefer the certain to the uncertain, a principal character should be absent, the thought they could assimilate the Opera co an and would lower their demands. Admitting, Double may be instantly ready to take the part. ordinary mercantile enterprise; but they are then, the principle which I have just esta- “ But," it will be asked, “ where will you find sadly mistaken. An undertaking founded on blished, I would fix the emoluments of the good doubles to supply deficiencies in the first the talents of various individuals, destined to artists according to the following scale :- characters ?" This is the time to unveil an amuse nearly a million of persons, who exchange

abuse, as unjust as it is absurd, which prevails their money for evaporating sounds, cannot be

£1000 in the present King's Theatre in London. It treated on the same principles as in the sale of

consists in its appearing to be considered that food or clothing. In the latter, the tradesman

only two or three of the principal characters in cares only to please the taste of one purchaser

an opera are of any importance; and that all after another; in the former, the tastes of all Seconda Donna, capable, besides recitatives, of

the others should be treated as useless accessamust be pleased at the same time. The one is,

taking her part in a pezzo concertato, or
concerted piece

ries! From this gross error it results that we more or less, necessary to society; but we can First chorus-singer, able to give some recita- never see in an opera above two or three perlive very well without the other. In shop

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mation of good sense are these “ inimitable" | concerts engenders in the city of London are their disposal. For what benefit do they depersonages, if they are not supported by any really scandalous. The allurement of gain rive from an over-busy singer, male or female, body? What have fresco-paintings to do on which results from this offspring of ostentation, who comes into their drawing-room in a flurry, the walls of : cottage; or embroidered clothes excites rivalry, jealousy, and hatred, among abruptly sings a tiresome air, or a couple of on scavengers ? It is as if you despised the the artists. Griping and covetous, there is pieces which have been a thousand times shadows in a picture, and would admit only not a trick, an imposition, a meanness, an heard before, and then, pressing through the lights. Depend upon it that if the shadows be injustice, which the artist does not practise to crowd, instantly disappears? Is this the way not well placed, the picture will be detestable. obtain engagements at concerts. Many con- to have really good music? Add to such inci. All the integral parts of an opera are essential sider their duty to the opera as merely subordi- dents the hum and racket in the room, the to it; and it ought to be considered as a fortu- nate ; and to be performed only when their clinking of cups and glasses, the consequential nate occurrence when, among a hundred, some memorandum-books do not intimate to them airs of certain of the accompaniers, who somesecond-rate performers are found who acquit that they are to have ten guineas for their times lose themselves in inaudible pianos, and themselves well of their duty. But then it is evening's exhibition elsewhere. Whose fault sometimes astound you with the grand pedal ; the duty of the public to encourage them; is this? The artists ? Certainly not. It is the and a slight idea may be formed of the musical kindly to recognise their utility, and appreciate fault of the would-be fashionables ; who, with enjoyments of the haut-lon in London. Ah, their services; and, unless they are absolute out knowing a single note of music, without fashion ! fashion! If the soul of Alfieri could blockheads, or impudent creatures, or unless being able to distinguish the good from the appear amongst you, what would it say? When they sing out of tune, the public ought not to bad, without feeling it to be a source of plea- speaking of the nobility of his own country, as be dissatisfied that, according to the nature of sure, are anxious that a great many people haughty as they are ignorant, that great man the opera, these second-rate performers some- should assemble in their mansions, simply to exclaimed, times fill parts superior to those for which they see there the first performers of the opera, and

Frigio-vandala stirpe irta e derisa !!!"* were engaged. These artists, finding them- by no means to enjoy fine music. In the mean selves encouraged, will acquire firmness, confi. while, good music may be heard at a much less dence, and the other necessary qualities of their expense, but then it will not be worthy of the

KING'S THEATRE. profession ; they will become excellent doubles ; noble Cræsuses, who, in general, estimate ta- Last Saturday a striking proof was given of and the concern will go on prosperously. Talents lent only by the number of guineas which the Mr. Eber's earnest exertions to fulfil his pledges resemble inflammable gas : shut them up in artist demands. “ He asks thirty guineas,- to the public. Under every difficulty (and obscurity, they will be unperceived ; bestow he must be sublime !" Another very absurd every manager has plenty) he produced the new upon them a spark of encouragement, they abuse adds to the effect of the former. It is comic opera of La Schiava in Bagdad on the will blaze. By this method another very valu. the ridiculous decisions of three or four indi- night on which it was announced. So seldom able advantage will be obtained ;—the prin- viduals of rank, who move in the highest does such an event occur at any of our great cipal performers will have breathing time: and circles, and prove, A. plus B., that such a one theatres, that people were literally taken by they will be obliged to labour and study; to has merit, and that such a one is worthless. surprise ; and the majority of the fashionable divest themselves of caprice and pride; and These judgments (as may well be supposed) world had other engagements. Nevertheless, to relinquish favouritism. The ridiculous ex. dictated by ignorant arrogance, conceived in the theatre was well attended, and the opera pression of the husband of a singer, formerly partiality and favouritism, warped by intrigue, vent off with much éclat. Zuchelli re-appeared celebrated, is well known: “ My wife and and supported by credulity, are frequently in London ; De Begnis made his debut for the four puppets ; that is all that will be neces- utterly false ; and produce what I call musical season ; Caradori delightfully sustained the sary. The consequence of this system was, anarchy. It is easy to conceive how injurious trying altitude into which she has been cast; that he was disznissed from the management of this is, not only to the progress of the art and, altogether, the performance was more than the Theatre Favart. A pamphlet which ap- generally, but more especially to the prosperity pleasing. At present we have allowed so much peared at that time opened the eyes of the of the Italian theatre. I ask, in a country (under another form) to this subject, that we Parisians. But, in order to have good second-studded with parties, where plaudits, instead must shun' details ;-but, if not of the highest ary performers, you must give them where- of being spontaneous, are commanded, how order, we will say that this opera of Paccini's withal to live; and not imitate the conduct of genuine talent can be discovered ? The prize is likely to be very popular through much of certain ignorant and unskilful directors, who is awarded to the most cunning, not to the the season. depend for the success of their theatre only on most deserving. It is not uncommon to see one or two principal performers, paying them talents lauded to the skies in England, hissed Another Lady of the Lake was drawn out largely and punctually, while they beat down and despised in countries in which impartiality here on Thursday: too late for us. Kean the subalterns to the last farthing ; steeping prevails; and, vice versá, to see other countries would not die in America, nor even go mad, as them in disgust, vexation, and injustice. I applaud, what in England there is not sufficient reported ; and so he is to play next week. have asserted, and I repeat it, that the opera is sagacity to discern. But as it is impossible by a scaffolding, to which all the integral parts a flourish of the pen to set all these fashionare essential; that for that reason, every one, able persons right; as, say what we may, these After a more than ordinary number of dedown to the lowest chorus-singer, ought to be concerts, will go on in the same way, accompa- lays and disappointments, the long-promised well treated ; that that being

done, every one nied by the same absurdities ; a wise and firm opera of the White Maid was performed on may be required to perform his duty ; which director of the opera will maintain good order Tuesday, and most favourably received by a being discharged without difficulty, and with in that establishment by specifying in every crowded audience. To enter minutely into good will, the undertaking must prosper. engagement that the artist is expressly for the dramatic arrangement of the piece, we at

Benefits. Benefits ought to be granted only bidden to perform at any concert, either at the once confess to be beyond our ability. The to those whose acknowledged and established period of the rehearsals, or on the days of whole story, but more particularly the mode in talent ensures a sufficient audience : but as representation at the opera ; throwing upon which the dénouement is brought about, is far every first-rate performer flatters himself that him the burden of any loss which may result, from being clearly made out ; and all the chahe can attract a crowd, the director ought to if, in consequence of excessive fatigue endured racters being in the hands of singers, many of establish the following rule: Every benefit in exhibiting his talents elsewhere, he finds it whom, for reasons best known to themselves, should be at the risk of the person taking it ; impossible to fulfill his duty at the King's never choose to speak intelligibly, we were that is to say, the whole of the expenses of the Theatre. This clause would be beneficial in kept pretty nearly in the dark as to the meanevening should be paid out of the gross re- more than one way. In the first place, the ing of what was going forward during the ceipts, and the surplus, if any, be divided be- artist would be upon his guard, and would greater part of the performance. As far, how tween the performer and the theatre. In nd accept only such invitations as would not com- ever, as we could dive into the mystery, the case should the director ensure a benefit to an promise him; and, in the second place, people plot seems to have been made up from the artist, whoever he may be ; but an agent might of fashion, frequently disappointed by the im- novels of Guy Mannering and the Monastery ; be appointed by the latter to watch over his possibility of having such or such an artist a jumble for which there does not appear to us interests throughout the evening. In this exactly at the required time, would be obliged to have been the slightest necessity. Of the way ambiguities would be avoided ; cabals to have recourse to disengaged artists, who would be prevented ; and the concern would would profit in their turn, and the concerts national taste for music, and upon the prevalent London

* Although there are many severe retlections upon our not be exposed to pay four or six hundred would not go on at all the worse. If people of fashions in respect to its patronage, in these papers; we pounds as a recompense to persons from whom fashion were influenced by reason, they would are compelled, by our love of truth, to confess that they it had not derived a penny of profit.

are generally too just, and do not think them less deser vthemselves adopt a law ; namely, not to engage ing of regard because they come froin a foreign pen. Concerts. The abuses which the fashion of any artists whose whole evening was not at Ed.

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music, which is by Boieldieu, and has been , we have seldom seen. There is such perfect the younger one as constantly failed. At last adapted to our stage by Rodwell of the Adelphi, simplicity in the mode of using them, that any he could bear it no longer, and cried out in we are enabled to give a much better account. child of the most ordinary powers can under- great vexation, “ I declare now, Frank, it's not The style is decidedly in imitation of that of stand the game even more easily than on the fair ; for, see, you are ever so much nearer to me Von Weber: it abounds with choruses and cards commonly used ; and at the same time, than I am to you !" concerted pieces, sometimes approaching to the very neat and beautiful illustrations on Crimes in Paris.-A number of robberies tediousness from their length, but always pre- each card are in the highest degree interesting. and some assassinations have taken place this senting something to admire and dwell upon The honours or court cards are, by an excellent winter in the streets of Paris ; but fear and with pleasure. In the second act, he has taken device, made to consist of the sovereigns of the mystification have multiplied them to an aba more extraordinary fight than is to be found various houses to which the English crown has surd extent. These exaggerated apprehensions in the Freischütz, 'for he has literally set a devolved: the Normans, Plantagenets, Tudors, and statements have called forth the ridicule of * sale by auction” to music and the condi. &c. down to the House of Hanover; and give the Parisian wits. One proposes that several tions of the sale—the address of the auctioneer very clever coloured heads of each of the sove-regiments of infantry should bivouac in the -the sums offered by the different bidders-- reigns, which are alone worth more than the streets; another that the squares should be the knocking down of the lot -- and the price of the whole pack and its accompani- filled with cannon; while a third is content * twenty per cent” deposits -are all chanted ments.

with recommending that the city should be out, and given with the accompaniment of a We are the more struck with the perfect suc- scoured by cavalry throughout the night. full orchestra. It was of this particular scene cess of a pack of cards on this plan, from the

A Sublime Thought. that Weber said Boieldieu had surpassed all general failure of similar attempts at combining Says Murphy-whose youth had been pass'd other composers, living or dead ; as he had made instruction with amusement in cards of various in a college,

[knowledge an incident from which others would have kinds. These have too often been on a scheme Wherein he had gain'd some slight classical shrunk as impracticable, a vehicle for some of so painfully complicated and unattractive, that Says he, as he eyed his big hod-full of mortar, the most scientific music he had ever heard. all notion of practical entertainment has been With which up a high ladder he had to There are also in the first and third acts of out of the question. But here we have a pretty

climb,

(natur, the piece some very elaborate compositions of a style of ornament~the greatest simplicity -- You may talk of some beautiful works, now, of similar nature ; and there is a pretty air sung and, in point of pastime, a decided improve. But, by Patrick, I think that all mine are by Miss Cawse at the spinning-wheel, and a ment upon this favourite game. Altogether,

sub-lime. new version of Robin Adair by Vestris, which a more acceptable gift for young persons, at this are delightful morceaur, and serve as a relief holiday season, cannot be offered; and we

LITERARY NOVELTIES, to the almost too numerous choruses and venture to predict, that many thousands of dances. The performers were extremely zea- little hearts will be delighted by these cards Critical and Mustrative, and an Examination of the

Elements of Geometry, Plane and Solid, with Notes lous in their several parts. Madame Vestris without them.

Theory of Parallels, by M. Legendre, Professor Leslie, and has a character of great length, altogether

others, is in the press. musical, which she supported with “ untired

The Perth Literary and Antiquarian Society notifies

that it is atout to publish a volume of its Transactions, constancy," great sweetness of voice and

VARIETIES.

including some very curious and original MSS. Among manner, and unrivalled ability. Of Miss

these are a historical Chronicle from the year 1560 ; and Cawse, who played the heroine, we are bound Voyages of Discovery, ff._We understand Scotland's Teares by W. Lithgow, the traveller.

is highly creditable to a provincial institution. to speak in terms of forbearance and respect. that in Captain King's southern voyage he is

The ensuing Number of the Edinburgh Review, the The part was intended for Mise Paton, but not instructed to penetrate towards the Ant- sheets of which we have seen, embraces the following sub

Moore's Life of -Counsel was thrown up by that lady, why or where- arctic Pole beyond the usual doubling of Cape for Prisoners-Egyptian Hieroglyphies, eco-Mall on Nofore we cannot possibly conceive. 'If ever she Horn. Major Denham's instructions, on the dern Intidelity--Wine and Brandy Trude --West India had entertained a wish to appear in any thing but it is probable that a new inlet for the intro of Portugal, anul Note on the recologie

African coast, relate very little to the interior; Slavery ---Diffusion of Knowledge_Constitutional Charter strictly suited to her talents, we should affirm duction of British manufactures will be opened called Nala, a Spanish word sigritying nothing some

Nothius.--A new Spanish romance has been published that this character would have been peculiarly under his auspices, and a trade established with of the sketches of Spanish society which it contains are $0: but the lady thought otherwise, and mana

; gers are now too poor, and actors too rich, to the natives, the future extent of which, (under so extravagant, that its readers declare they can make settle these matters as they formerly did. The the favourable circumstances recently deve. nothing of ii. music, therefore, was given to Miss Cawse, at a loped) it is not easy to estimate.

Classical Metaphysicians.--A vast collection of the works

of classical metaphysicians of all countries, translated into Natural Ilistory._The celebrated and mag- Italian, has for some time been in a course of publication short notice ; and her exertions, if not pre- nificent cabinet of natural history collected by at Pavia. The fifty-third volume has recently appeared!! eminently successful, were in the highest degree respectable, and were amply recompensed public auction at Amsterdam, in the month of

the late Sieur J. Joan Raye, is to be sold by by the encouragement and applause of the spec

Annual Obituary for 1827, 8vo. 158. ods.-Rhodes's tators. Penson, who came out here in Figaro, June next.

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6dbus.-the Liturgy, . 98. pany, and he plays and sings Sandy M Pheer peer of France, and a great lover of the arts, bels...smih's Notes on Denmark, Sto. 124. bds.-speliwith considerable spirit.

Mr. Phillips's fine professes, not to have discovered the ancient cer's carchdeacon) Sermons, Ivo. 19. 6t, bels: Morgan base voice was heard to great advantage; but method of painting on glass, but to have in- on Adultery, 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 105. bels.— Vaux's Bampton vented a new method of equal value. Four Isles, Yvo. lllis. Vide; imp. 8vo. 148. bds:- Les Nachez, par

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METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, 1826, of scenes he is engaged to furnish to this theatre. Madam Vestris announced the opera for repe.

Brewing.-In a late assault case against an Thursday tition without a dissentient voice. eminent brewer, the following ingenious argu

Saturday Morton's new comedy of The School for ment was used :-“ If there be any charge Sunday Grown Children, is announced for Tuesday made against the beer (said Mr. L.), rebult

29.47 next. It is said to be founded upon one of the it.” It was this clench in jest which led to the Monday tales in Hook's second series of " Sayings and assault in earnest-so that neither your if nor Wednesday 3 Doings.” Farren has the principal character. your but is a certain peace-maker.

Wind variable, N. and N.W. prevailing. Generally A real English Bull.-Two brothers were clear, except the 1st instant, when it was cloudy, and

heavy in the the Historical Cards for playing the Game of Pope amusing themselves, something in the style of morning of the 19d, and during the night of the same.

Joan. Lupton Relfe, Cornhill. William the Conqueror's sons, by throwing Rain iallen, .275 of an inch. So beautiful and ingenious a combination of water in each other's faces. The elder one

CHARLES H. ADAMS. instruction with amusement, as these cards, I took a true aim, and seldom missed bis mark ; Languude. 3 51 W. of Greenwich.

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