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w * This parchment,' answered Ruthven, in the The Queen ultimately decides, and sigus the do-! « • Thou knowest, my friend,' says the unhappy me tone of ioflexible gravity, and unfolding the cumeuts.

Queen herself, whether to make those who ha e metrument as he spoke, is one by which your Grace. * • My Lords," said Mary, with inexpressible served me happy, was not ever Mary's favourite sastiates your nearest in blood, and the most ho- grace and dignity, the evils we cannot resist we maxim. When I have been reboked by the stera murable and trust-worthy of your subjects, James, must submit to; I will subscribe these parchments preachers of the Calvanjst heresy; when I have seer Lack of Murray, Regeat of the Kingdom during the with such liberty of choice as my condition permits me. the fierce countenances of may nobles averted from Loority of the young King. He already holds the Were I on yonder shore, with a fleet jennet and ten me, has it not been because I mixed in the pleasures appointment from the Secret Council.'

good and loyal koights around me, I would sub- of the young and gay, and rather for the sake of ibeir + ** The Queen gave a sort of shriek, and clapping scribe my seotence of eternal condemnation, as soop own happiness than my own, have mingled in the yang ter hands together, exclaimed, Comes the arrow as the resignation of my throne. But here, in the masque, the song, or the dance, with the youth of ti set of his quiver-out of my brotber's bow ? Alas! castle of Lochleveu, with deep water around me, my household. Well, I repent not of it, though

I looked for his return from France as my sole, at and you, my Lords, beside me. I have no freedom Knox termed it sin; and Mortou, degradation. I i but ny readiest chauce of deliverance. And yet, of choice. Give me the pen, Melville, and bear was bappy, because I saw happiness around me; and

when I heard that he had assumed the government, witness to what I do, and why I do it.' It is our woe betide the wretebed jealousy that can extract

I guessed be would sbame to wield it in my name.'' hope your Grace will not suppose yourself compel- guilt out of the overflowings of an unguarded 1. **I must pray your apswer, madam,' said Lord led, by any apprehensious from us,' said the Lord I gaiety!"" Rataven, "w the demand of the Council."

Ruthven, to execute what must be your own vo☆ The demand of the Council!" said the Queen luotary deed. The Queen had already stooped 3 sty rather the demand of a set of robbers, impatient towards the table, and p

towards the table, and placed the parchment before The Naturalist's Diary, to divide the spoil they have seized. To such a de her, with the pen between her fingers, ready for the

For SEPTEMBER, 1820.'maud, and sent by the mouth of a traitor, whose | important act of signature. But when Lord Ruth. scaly, but for my womanish mercy, should loog since ren had done speaking, she looked up, stopped short, have stood on the city gates, Mary of Scotland has and threw down the pen. 'If,' said she, I am ex

(Concluded from Number 10.) we answer,

pected to declare 1 give away niy crowu of free-will, *T trurt, madam,' said Lord Ruthven, my

or otherwise than because I am compelled to re Herrings ( clupea) pay their anoual visit tó Eugbeing adacceptable to your presence will not add to counce it by the threat of worse evils to myself and land in this month, and afford a rich barvest to the your obduracy of resolutiou. It may bccome you

my subjects. I will not put my name to such an inhabitants of its eastern and western coasta. Exclu. her that the death of the minion. Rizzio | uptruth; pot to gain full possessiou of England, sive of the various methods of preparing this fish cost the bouse of Ruthven its head and leader. Mý France, and Scotland, all once my own, in possession for sale, in different countries, ap immense quantity fatber, more wortby than a wbole province of such | or by rigleti

of oil is drawn from it, forming a great and impori. vite vycophants, died in exile, and broken-hearted,'

Beware, madam,' said Lindesay; and snatch-ant commercial article among the northern nations. The Queen clasped her hands on her face, and

iog hold of the Queen's arm with his own gauntleted Various of the feathered tribe now commence

band, he pressed it, in the rudeness of his passion, their autumual music; among these, the thrush, the seating her arms on the table, stooped down her head

more closely than he was himself a ware of; "beware | blackbird, and the woodlark, are now conspicuous. and wept so bitterly that the tears were seen to find

how you contend with those who are the stronger, The phaland Tussula and the saffroa butterfly (pu. their way io streams belkeen the white and slender Hogers with which she endeavoured to conceal them.

and have the mastery of your fate. He held his pilio hyale) appear in this month, Flies (musce)

grasp ou her arm, bending his eyes on her with a labound in our windows. **My Lords,' said Sir Robert Melville, 'this is

stern and intimidating look, 'till both Ruthven and too moch rigour. Under your Lordships' favour,

** Melville cried shame; and Douglas, who had hitherto

THE CAPTIVE FLY. come nither, not to revive old griefs, but to find remained in a state of apparent apathy, had made a

Seduced by idle change and luxury, the mode of avoiding new ones.' "Sir Robert Mel. stride from the door, as if to interfere. The rude See in vain struggles the expiring Ay, • Vie, said Ralbves, we best know for what purpose Baron then quitted his hold, disguising the confu.

He perishes ! for lo, in evil hour, we were delegated hither, and wherefore you were sion which he really felt at having indulged his pas.

He rushed to taste of yonder garish flower, wamewbat donecessarily sent to attend us.' "Nay, sion to such an extent, lader a sullen and contempt.

Which in young beauty's loveliest colours drest, by way band,' said Lord Lindesay, 'I know not wby

Conceals destruction in her treacherous breast, mi uous smile. The Queen immediately began, with ve were cumbered with the good knight, unless he

While round the roseate chalice odours breathe, an expression of pain, to bure the arm which he had And lure the wanderer to voluptuous death. umes in place of the lump of sogar which potbicars grasped, by drawing up the sleeve of her gowo,

in, and

nu-fated vagrant! did no instinct cry, put into their wholesome but bitter medicaments, to it appeared tbat his grasp bad left the purple marks

Shun the sweet mischief --No experienced fly please a froward child; a needless labour, met hiuks, of bis irou fingers upoo her fesh. My lord,' she

Bid thee of this fair smiling fiend beware, *bere men have the means to make them swallow said, as a koight and a gentleman, you miglit have

And say, the false Apocynum is there? the pbysic otherwise.' Nay, iny Lords,' said Mel spared my frail arm so severe a proof that you have

Ah, wherefore quit for this Circean draught wille, 'ye best know your own secret instructions. | the greater strengtb ou your side, and are resolved

The bean's ambrosial flower, with incense fraught; 1 cogeeive I shall best obey inine in striving to me. to use it. But I thank you for it; it is the most

Or where, with promise rich, Fragraria spreads diste between her Grace aud you.' Be silent, Sir

Her spangling blossoms on her leafy beds? | decisive tuken of the terms on which this day's busi. Robert Melville,' said the Queen, arising, and her ness is to rest.

Could thy wild flight po softer blooms detain ?

I desire you to witness, both lords face still glowing with agitation as she spoke. "My aud ladies,'sbe said, showing the marks of the grasp

And towered the Lilac's purple groups in vain ?

Or waving showers of golden blossoms, where kerchief, Fleming; I shame that traitors should on her arm, that I subscribe these instruments in Laburnum's pensile rassels float in air, have power to move me thus. Tell me, prond obedience to the sigo mavnal of my Lord of Linde. When thou within those topaz keels might creep Lorda,' she added, wiping away the tears as she say, which you may see imprinted on mine arm.?”

Secure, and rocked by lulling winds to sleep? spuke, by what earthly warrant cas liege subjects

But now no more for thee shall June unclose pretend to challenge the rights of an anointed Sove Lady Mary Fleming says, “ I trust it is impossible

Her spiey clove-pink, and her damask rose; #elga; to throw off the allegiance they have vowed, that we can, any of us, or in any circumstances, for.

Not for thy food sball swell the downy peach, od to take away the crown from the head on which get that few as we are, we form the household of

Nor raspberries blush beneath th' embowering becch. Divine warrant bath placed it?"

In efforts vain thy fragile wings are torn, the Queen of Scotland; and that, in her calarnity,

Sharp with distress resounds thy sınall shrill horn; "Madam,' said Ruthven, I will deal plainly all boyish mirth and childish jesting can only serve While thy gay happy comrades hear thy cry, wib you. Your reign, from the dismal field of to give a great triumpb to her enemies, who have

Yet heed thee not, and ca Pakiecleugh, when you were a babe in the cradle, already found their account in objecting to her the Till thou, sad victim! every struggle o'er, hill now, that ye strad a grown dame before us, bath lightness of every idle folly, that the young and gay Despairing sink, and feel thy fate no more, een duch a tragedy of losses, disasters, civil dis-practised in her court."

( Smith. esivos, and foreign wars, that the like is not to be | Roland exclaims, “ But, for betraying this unhap. I Rural scevery is now much eolivened by the Faund in our chronicles. The French and English py Queens, God knows I am guiltless of the thoughit. variety of colours, some lively and beautiful, which sre, of one consent, made Scotland the battle-held Did I believe wørse of her, than as ber servant l are assumed, towards the end of the month, by Ibe

wish; as her sobject I dare to do; I would not he- fading leaves of trees and shrubs. These appear. or ourselves, every man's hand bath been against tray her: far from it. I would aid her in aught ances are very striking even in our own fine forests, Es brother, nor bath a year passed over without which could teod to a fair trial of her cause." but cannot be compared with the magoificent scenes ebellion agd slaughter, exile of nobles, and oppress. Again : “ « This poor Queen,' says Roland, 'I presented to the eye of the epraptured traveller in

of the commons. We may endure it no longer, know she is unhappy; but, Catherine, do you hold the primeval woods which shade the equinoctial reid, therefore, as a prince, to whom God hath re- her innocent? She is accused of murder,' Do I giong of Africa and America, sed the gift of hearkening to wise counsel, and hold the lamb guilty, beacanse it is assailed by the The autumoal equinox happens on the 22d of Sep. a whose dealing no blessing hath ever descended, wolf? answered Catherine : do I hold yonder tember, and, at this time, the days and nights are e prav you to give way to other rule and govern- sun pollulted, because an earth-damp sullies his equal all over the earth. About this period, beavy wce of the land, that a rempaat may yet be saved | beams"'"

storms of wind and rain are experienced, as well as this distracted realm.'»

in the verbal equinox,


their own a


ward the

As many of our readers will, probably, pass the lating the wisdom of ages, io commandjug the earth, we were talking upon the subject, we were suddenly mar. month of September on the coast, we shall here in there is nothing so great por so terrible. What a rounded by a swarm of bees, so thick that our troduce some reflections upon that most inagoificent poor contemptible being is the naked savage, stand- | horses, coachman, my wife, and myself, were come of all objects" THE SEA.”

ing on the beach of the ocean, and trembling at its pletely covered. The furious insects attachrd theinseln With wonder mark the moving wilderness of waves, tumulis! How incapable is he of converting its ter

immediately to the nose, mouth, eyes, and ears of eache

horse ; the two animals seemed to be deprived of every From pole to pole through boundless space diffused, rors into benefits; or of saying, Behold an element

sense, and, as if overcome with stupor, they lay down, Magnificently dreadful! where, at large,

made solely for my enjoyinent!-He considers it as and stretched themselves out, an unresisting prey to the Leviathan, with each inferior name

an angry deity, and pays it the homage of submis- bees. Of sea-born kinds, ten thousand thousand tribes, sion. But it is very different wben le has exercised “ As soon as we perceived this cloud of insects i Finds endless range for pasture and for sport.

his mental powers; when he has learned to find his lessen around us, my wife threw over her hat the toured Adoring own The Hand Almighty, who its channelled bed

own superiority, and to make it subservient to his of her night cloak, got out of the carriage, went back Immeasureable sunk, and poured abroad,

cominands. It is then that bis digoity begius to a little way on the road, and instinctively fled into the Fenced with eternal mounds, the fluid sphere;

appear, and that the True Deity is adored, tur hav. ditch, where she lay down with her face to the earth. With every wind to waft large commerce on, ing been mindful of map; for baviog giveo bim

I exerted myself in the meantime in endeavouring to

get over this disaster; I went also out of the carriage, Join pole to the pole, conscociate severed worlds, the earth for bis habitation, and the sea for bis

and covering my face and neck with my handkercluet, And link in bonds of intercourse and love inheritance.

I re-ascended the carriage, and with all my strengta karth's universal family.

Mallet. Suine pertinent reflections on this subject we sub. cried out for help. Three peasants, a short distance of If we look upon a map of the world, we shall find join from M. Savary's entertaining Letters on Greece. had all the while calmly observed my situation; bux that the oceau occupies a considerably greater sur: “ We enjoy tbe finest weather imagioable; not a neither by the offer of reward, nor by the most urgent face of the globe than the land is found to do. This cloud obscures the shy, and a south-east wind wafts entreaty, could I prevail upon them to render way immense f waters is diffused round both the us dire

rt to which our wishes tend.

vishee teod. assistance: they turned their backs upon us, and pursued old and new continent to the south, and may sur. We have now entirely lost sight of land, and, as far

their way to the village. In this unhappy plight I'valked round them also to the north, for what we koow; as the eye can reach, only view the immense abyes

on for half an hour, wben I met the road-keeper, namel

Daniel Arndt, and a carrier, named David Henry, but the ice in those latter regions has stopped our of the waters, aud the vast expanse of the heavens.

conipanied by some labourers, and driving a cari vecka inquiries. Although the ocean, properly speaking, How awful is this sight! How does it iospire the three horses. Still tormented by the bees, and pursued is but one extensive sheet of water, continued over miod with great ideas! How adventrous is man, by them with inconceivable bitterness, I breathed at lat, every part of the globe, without interruption, and who trusts his fortune and his life to this frail vessel and was relieved by this rencontre, as these good people although no part of it is divided from the rest, yet he has built, which a worm may pierce, or a siogle had lighted tobacco pipes, and the smoke diperted ! geographers have distinguished it by different names; blast dash to pieces against a rock! Yet in this be disagreeable guests. as the Atlantic or Western Ocean, the Nortbern, 1 braves the fury of the ocean! But bow admirable is ' “ The carrier being informed of the danger, in order Southern, Pacific, Indian, and German Oceans. bis ingenuity! He cuminands the winds, evcbains not to expose himself to it, would not stir one pace further; In this vast receptacle, almost all the rivers of the them in the canvas. and forces them to conduct him, and, as the bees began to surround us on all ndes, De

unharnessed his team, left his cart laden with goods on tarth ultimately terminate. And yet these vast and where he pleases. He sails from one end of the

the road, and took a by-way, in order to place his inexhaustible supplies do not seem to increase its world to the other, and traverses the immense liquid

horses under shelter in the village. Soon after the other · stores; for it is neither apparently swolleu by their plains, without any signals to direct him. He reads people accompanied me to where my borses were, and tribute, oor dimiaisbed by their failure, it continues his course in the heaveus. A needle, which wouder they brought with them an abundance of hay and strev. constantly the same. Indeed the quantity of water fully points perpetually to the pole, and the obser- There we found my unfortunate coachman stretebed-lin of all the rivers and lakes in the world is nothingration of the stars, inform him where he is. A few the ditch, his head and hands all covered with bees, o compared to that contained in this prodigious reser. lines and points mark out to him the islands, coasts,

that the road-keeper was obliged to use a brush to get poir. And some natural philosophers have carried and shoals, which his skill enables him to *pproach

them off his face; his hair was matted with blood, and their ideas on tbis subject so far, as to assert, in con- or avoid at pleasure. Yet has he cause to trenible,

as the insects could not be extricated, they were crushed sequence of certain calculations, that if the bed of notwithstanding all lis science and all his genius!

to death. Whilst this operation was going on we tette

to the straw, and succeeded in driving away the back tbc sea were empty, all the rivers of the world flow The fire of the clouds is kindling over his head,

“ As soon as the carrier had placed his horses in perfety, ing into it with a continuance of the present stures, and may consume his dwelling. Unfathomable he came back to us, having fortified himself in every would take up at least 800 years to fill it again to its gulfs are yawning beneath bis feet, and he is sepa way' against the bees, and showed hiniself anxiou present beight.

rated from theni only by a single plank. His con- give all the assistance in his power to my horses. Bu Thus great is the assemblage of waters diffused fidence might make us imagine he knew himself one of them was so severely injured that he died round our habitable globe; and yet, immeasurable iminortal; yet he must diedie, wever to revive same day. The other was conducted to Schmogelsulot as it seems, it is rendered subservient principally to again, except in another state of being."

but though the veterinary surgeon exbausted all bu the necessities and conveniences of so little a being

skill, the animal perished in 24 hours after. When o'er the surface of the dark-green seas

My coachiman had brought his misfortunes as quan. Sume bave perceived so much agalogy to With gentlest motion steals the rippling breeze,

himself, because, in endeavouring to succour the borse man in the formation of the ocean, that they have While pleasing tremors agitate my mind,

he had lost his hat. The bees fastened on his naid not hesitated to assert it was made for him alone. The Muse I shun, to placid casc inclined.

head, and deprived him of his senses, and for 48 ba This has been denied by others; and a variety of But when the whitening surge like thunder roars,

he remained in a state of suffering that threatened 3 arguments have been adduced on both sides, in

And the curled wave aloft impetuous soars,

terminate in his death. We were supplied with horsch wlich we do not tbink it necessary to enter here : for

I flee the terrors of the troubled main,

and had him conveyed to Truenbrietzen, where he * of this we are certain, that the great Creator hos

And turn my eyes to fields and woods again.

covered. He had at first cried out so vehemently for

Safe o'er the land I then delight to rove, endowed us with abilities to turn this great extent of

assistance, that the bees got into his mouth and thma.

And seek the shelter of the shadowy grove; waters to our own advantage. He has made these

I myself passed 24 hours in extreme pain at the same

Where the full gust a constant murmur kecps, things, perhaps, for other uses ; but he has given us

place, and was compelled to apply several poultices And thro' the pine's close foliage whistling swecps.

my head, neck, and ears, to appease the inflammation faculties to convert them to our own. This much. Evil and toilsome is the fisher's lot,

* My wife. who, as if by inspiration, threw herse agitated question, therefore, seeips to terminate here: The luckless tenant of a fragile beat ;

down into the ditcii, came out again perfectly safe; and we shall never know wbether the things of this world Doomed o'er the deep to take his dangerous way,

in a few days after, the coachman and I were at lengra were made for our use; but we very well know that

And oft, in vain, pursae his finny prey.

entirely recovered. we were made to enjoy them. Let us then boldly

Mine be the fate to sink in calm repose,

“Lattribute this accident to two causes. In the first

Where a deep shade the broad-leaved plane-tree throws; place. I now believe it was not a that stung te affirm, that the earth and all its wonders are ours,

• Near may a murm'ring fount my senses charm, since we are furnisbed with powers to force ibem

horse, as I at first supposed ; but rather the queen-ber

With sound too sott the rustic's breast t'alarm. into our service. Man is the lord of the whole sub

which must have been killed when the animal rubbel Moschus.

against his companion. I conjecture this to have been Inoary creation; the howling savage, the winding

the case, from the natural history of these insecte; I* serpent, with all the uutameable and rebellious off

very common to see a swarm of bees, when deprived on spring of nature, are destroyed in the contest, or


their leading queen, unite with other swarms, and tak driven at a distance from his habitations. The ex

with a species of madness upon the first objects they el. tensive and tempestuous ocean, instead of dividing Some days ago the following singular narrative ap. counter. or limiting his power, only serves to assist bis in-peared in the Berlin Gazette. It was furnished to that “ In the next place I attribute the circumstance 13 'dustry, aod enlarge the sphere of his enjoyments. paper by M. Eulert, a merchant of that city, who was the fact, that contrary to the express prohibition of the Its billows, and its monsters, instead of presenting himself the party principally concerned :

magistrates, the commune of Schmogelsdorf, besta a scene of terror, serve ooly to excite and invigorate

s travelling," says M. Eulert, "on the 20th its proper number of 900 hives, takes in an equal nu the courage of this intrepid little being; and the

of July, at seven o'clock in the morning, in my car ber from the neighbouring communes to tend duris

riage, accompanied by my wife. On my way from Wir: the time of swarming, because the flowers, fields, 0 greatest danger that man now fears from the deep,

Potemberg to Berlin, between Kroppstadt and the town of gardens which it contains, present a singularly nich prase is from bis fellow-creatures. Indeed, if we consider Schmogelsdort, which is continuous to the high road, turage for such insects. Hence it happens that the human race as nature has formed them, very I observed one of my borses rub hinself with uneasi small space nearly 2000 hives are crowded together, * little of the habitable globe seems to be made furness against the other. I remarked to my wife that the that in the season of uwarming it is dangerous to place theca, But when they are considered as accumu- / animal, no doubs, was stung by a horse-diy. Whilst that way," ,

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1 is couched, excepe it be the tone of plaintive ectasy in Mr. Macready has a good figure, and a powerful which Mr. Macready gives it utterance.

| voice, capable of great variety of io tonation ; his By such steady strides bas Mr. Macready attained to face, however, presents a formidable obstacle to his VIRGINIUS AND MR. MACREADY.' his present (according to niy notions) unrivaled eleva

success in the bigher walka in tragedy ; his attitudes

tion. Such an increase of vigour hath he gathered at
each step, that he must inevitably grasp the diadem of

are neither varied oor picturesque; they are sometimes • TO THE EDITOR.

bistrionic talent. He has, however, a liidle yet to learn. / excessively ungraceful and awkward, and his walk A little more nerve and experience is still wanting, to is more in the melo.dramatic style than in that of

aid his guidance of the storm amid the whirlwinds of tragedy. His merit consists chiefly in a few happy Very little praise would be due to this tragedy if its

impassioned elocution. He has also a little yet to un-conceptions in the ovim passioned scenes executed hotel berit depended only on its poetic graces. The author

learn. His imitations of otber schools of a

re still

pent, and in a style at once natural e bas adopted a homeliness of language and a laxity of perceptible though fine

perceptible, though faintly so; for his towering spirit and original. Before I saw bim, I understood verification, which verges nigh on an affectation of hath already spurned those servile, though for a" time that he had made a successful stand in London 28 in Sarelessness ill befitting the majesty of the tragic muse.useful, feteers, and be hath gradually formed tor him- Richard and Macbeth, in oppositiou to the powerful

What analogy can there possibly exist between the dig self a style purely his own, added simplicity of the Elizabetban dramatis (which he "Rugby mavjustly be

| party there, who conceive Mr. Kean 10 be the only he Rugby may justly be proud of her son, who hath im. evidently aims at) and such slovenly diction as the tol

tragedian of modern times; but I find, that instend

ished taste and sound swing: I shall be glad to see you at my house :" liudenient, which are as it were the ambrosia that will

of having triumphed over tbat party, he has bent How d'ye da " &c. &c. nourish him to immortal fame.

before it, and that he has adopted the worst mannerIt is as an acting drama we must consider its excel.

T. Q. RUGBIENSIS. isms of Mr. Kean, while at the same time he is des[ lence Viewed in that light, those defects appear less

Liverpool, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1820.

titute of those brilliant powers which shed a glory gtaring, and are in fact absorbed by the vivid interest

over even the vices of that celebrated genjus. Noi - 1 and even freshness of novelty in which Mr. Knowles

withstanding all this, Mr. Macreally is a clever ha ingeniously robed this well-known story. To

TO THE EDITOR. Ereighten this interest, and to produce this colouring of

actor, and his Virginius bas some brilliant points. Dorelay, all the collateral incidents of the plo: blend

For instance, nothing could be fiver in its way tbaa mon harmoniously. Indeed, it is in this skilful ar- ! On Monday evening Mr. Macreally made his first la part of his dialogue with Titus in the first scene ; Pangement of the parts, that the beauty of the whole appearance on the Liverpool stage. This gentleman

though even here bis entrance being bad and out eduty consists; though I must admir, that the plain, bas, for the last five years, been sustaining serond

of character, is a drawback on the geueral excellloquial familiarity of the style, which somewhat dis- land third rate

and third rate characters at Covent-gardeni, with lency of the scene. The walk and tones of Mr. Fot when applied to the expression of lofcier senti. arent, often accords very delightfully with the tranquil success.

Macready were characteristic of calmness and conLast season, however, the managers, in the absence of superior talent, found it necessary to

templarioc: the text shows they should have been sear y of the home scenes. la this play, there is one flagrant violation of the entrust him with a bigher rauge of characters, and

indicative of animated remonstrance. I ground this vities. I allude to the continuation of the action after the writers for the stage have, accordingly, by warm

remark on the words of Cneius, immediately before this fatal catastrophe, in the fourth act, which each pre- and highly-coloured eulogiuns upon his merits, ex.

the entrance of Virginius: “But bither comes l'ir. Tons development hath fully prepared the mind to re- cited in the public a considerable curiosity to witness

ginius, who interested himself so much in Carbo's ose upan, as its termination. I question, however, his exertious.

affair. He looks a little heated." And on the first

The London critice display so mucb keenneys in words Virginius utters, which are certainly those porribution which the fifth act contains, would not the perception of the beauties and faults of an actor,

of remopstrance: "Why did you make him DeFrore much more imperative than the demands of mere ypercriticism, for a more rigid adherence to its dog-||

and so much eluquence in portraying them, and the cemvir, and first Decemvir too?" His interview

various publications containing their observations with Virginia, in the second scene, is extremely to common justice to Mr. Macready, we must attri. I have a circulation so exteosive, that it appears al , happy. bute the access which has crowned this drama in a most presumptuous to attempt, "in the country," I've seen this face! tut! tut! I know it

Test measure to his masterly conception and energetic any thing like a critique on oue whose exertions A: well as I do my own, yet can't bethink me . • arution of the main character. In truth, it is a have been annctioned by their high approbation, l Whose face it is! hoghly-finished piece of acting; full of delicate pathog; especially if the writer call in question the justice of may be quoted as one of the most prominent and all of the most lofty passion. There is such a noble their decision. As, however, we in Liverpool pay a pleasing beauties of this performance. A beauty of

pression of dignity and grace in the countenance and little more attention to theatricals than do the in. The same kiod may be noticed in his felicitous mak fagure of this accomplished actor; such a princely habitants of most provincial towns, it is not to be ner of asking Icilius, grandeur in his whole bearing, that he at one glance ways our sympathies; at one glance commands, and supposed that, when we assemble in a theatre, at

Do you wait for me the announcement of a celebrated name, we do so e cherfally yield to him, our implicit confidence: nor

To lead Virginia in, or will you do it? so we feel soy inclinacion to enter upon the ungracious

merely to be filled with wonder and admiration, or Mr. Macready made his most successful attempt at task of detecting petty, venial errors, in his admirable to greet with loud applause, ibat, which if we had dignity also i

e had dignity also in this scene, in his appeal to Icilits ; performance. This imposing effect Mr. Macready seen done by an actor of less uotoriety, we should brings about by the transmigration of his whole soul have passed over with indiffereuce. And altbougl

Stop, Icilius! Lato tbe personification of the Roman centurion. we bave no writers who, properly speaking, criticise

Thou seest that hand ? It is a Roman's boy , Throogd all the rich diversity of paren al emotion, the dravia, yet as the Kuleidoscope bas in its new

'Tis sworn to liberty. It is the friend which that character presents, he is ever, though per series recorded the exertions of our regular company

Of honour. ups nor the Stoic historical truth might require, yer

Then you'll believe of performers, and has freely stated in its pages be is ever most classically Roman. Whether we con

It has an oath deadly to tyranny, tercplate his doating fondoess in his peaceful home;

wherein they have failed in a proper delineation of And is the foe of falsehood ! La trembling rage, when told of the peril which hangs

the characters they leave attempted; and as the His action was also in this instance chaste and spiever bis darling daughter, or when he hears that his writer

he hears that his writer of thia, perfectly uninfluenced by partiality rited; more so, indeed, than in any other part of the lovely Virginia has been dragged through the public for one more than another, has not been backwardin kuiters of Rome to the tribunal of the tyrant of his to publicly condemn in all, what he has been con

play. Cointry and murderer of bis Deotatus; his agonized | vinced was improper; it would be highly anjust to Macready displayed inuch judgment and energy.

I must give one instance more, in which Ms. jodigaation when the horrible truth flashes conviction them, and derogatory to hiinself, were he to shrink a hin mind, that the miscreant who claims the free

It was in the ihird scene of the fourth act, whern, e from avowing the ini pression made on him by an after the reply of Claudius,“ She is mine, then: do Born Virginia o be bis slare is only the pander of that

actor, merely because "bat impression happened to winderous tyrant's lust; whether we eye him as the differ from the recorded judgment of others, more

I uot look at you,” Virginius exclaims : minister of his child's deliverance froni an out

Your eye does truly, Se worse than death; or as the frantic avenger of her able than bimself, it may be, 10 forin a correct one,

But not your soul. ago: in all these various attitudes of a father's love, but of whose impartiality, integrity, or motives, he

which received every requisite aid from the eoergetic dever for a moment forget that he is a Roman knows absolutely nuthing

It will be seen, from the general tenor of these style of Na anot conceive a more magnificent voice for the remarks, that I do not receive “with rapturous ap

These are the principal beauties of this much exhomes of the stage, than Mr. Macrtady's. Perhaps plause" the exertions of Mr Macias

plause" the exertions of Mr. Macveady. On the tolled performance. Analyse thent, and to what do y be ratber tov guttural when at its natural pitch;

contrary, I am free to conteng iny disappointment they amount? To how much more than a proof wbat power he has in its modulation! How it

in the high expectations I had formed from the in that Mr. Macready can declaim well, and tbar if So to the inmost soul, when it swells to the highest

flated accounts given in the London prints, of bis the language of the nursery and the drawingto of passion? How silvery it floats round the superior talents. I went to the theatre prepared to

room be translated to the stage, it will receive 7, when it add, melody to that sweet couch of pare

hail an actor who had triumphed over the vices of every advantage from the fine talents and unrivalled

Mr. Kean's style of activg, and who “ubited in bim- powers of this astonishing performer? * } dever saw you look so like your mother,

self the great and opposite qualites (not of poor | As I am aware you allot only a certain space of * ln all my life !"

Kean, wbo was in this instance passed over with your publication to dramatic notices, and as I sup. ve only reflect how thas little exclamation is supercilious coutempt, but) of Garrick and John pose it likely that you will have other communicaed, I stink we must own that morbiog can be more Kemble, in the days of their glory," O temporations on this subject for your present number, i being than the chaste simplicity of words in wbich it lo mores!

Ishull delay until your next my review of the faults

which attach to this performance. I hope, also, to | would oblige me exceedingly, if she would only men- . if not checked, promises to engross the whole of our have another opportunity of witpessing it. that I may tion the street from whence she dates her communica- columns : it gathers as it proceeds, like a snowball. be the more enabled to do it complete justice. tion, as I presume it is of considerable length, and no which our amorous correspondenits will perhape red Tuesday morning.


danger of exposure can accrue from its being named. gard as a strange simile on our parts. We find such | And now, Mr. Editor, allow me to remark, that it interest excited by the proposal made to us to become

you could but prevail upon your correspondents an match-makers, that were we not uncommonly disinSince writing the abore, I have witnessed Mr

this subject, en masse, to name the street wherein they terested, we should not fail to take up the affair in the Macready's esecution of Sbakspeare's Macbeth,

may happen to reside, it would be a means of saving true spirit of trade, and charge a brokerage upon ang which has fully confirmed me in the opinion I had } infinite trouble both to them and your humble servant, matches brought about by our agency or intervention. foriped of him in Virginius, which is, that he is a


A moderate per centage upon the jointure, if there good second-late actor, and that it is a profanation

should be such a concomitant convenience, would . of language to compare him for one moment with $1. James 3-kreet, Sept. 13, 1820.

haps be the fairest arrangement. If we ultimately either Kemble, Kean, or Young. G. N. S antiago

determine to add to our present avocations that de NEW SERIES OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE.

Cupid's BROKER, our youthful readers shall be

apprised of the circumstance by an advertisemens ADDITIONAL FEATS OF SWIMMING.

in the Mercury : which shall have a place adjoinine TO THR PUBLIC.

the marriages, and may be recognised by a vignette

representing a bleeding heart, pierced diagonally by TO THE EDITOR.

03 Several of the early numbers of the new series of one of Cupid's shafts, after the manner of our best to

the Kaleidoscope are now nearly or completely exhausted; lentines. If we finally determine to undertake this SIRAs you have given some account in the Kalei. | | in consequence of which, the original intention of the

delicate office we shall consider it imperative Upot w, doscope of extraordinary feats of swimming, perhaps

to be regularly sworn to secresy, an ordinary agent in you may consider the following faci worthy a corner publishers, to lay by a certain number of copies, in order

less important matters are; and the public may depend ia your miscellany.

to form complete annual volumes for the London or fo-1 upon it, that, as we shall enter on the business, or In the month of April, 1793, a French sloop sailed reign market, is in a great degree frustrated In order, amore, if we undertake it at all, we shall expect to be from Porto Nova, on the coast of Africa, bound to therefore, to induce the puchasers to furnish themselves

regarded in a light more favourable than that in video Whydah; and, at nine o'clock on the same evening,

other brokers are exhibited, in the following definite with copies, as soon as convenient after the day of pubwas overtaken by a tremendous tornado, when one of

given by that surly old cynic, Dr. Johnson-Tik the seamen, in coming down from furling the topsail, lication, and also as a defensive mcasure against even Lericon.) fell overboard.

tual loss in repurchasing or reprinting, notice is now

is nod“ BROKERS, who having no stock of their own, *

" The poor fellow remained in the sea all night, witbout

and trade with that of other men ; buying bet, respectfully given, that, one week after the day of pubany support but what he derived from his own iudi.

and selling there ; and commonly abusing but vidual exertions, and was picked up soon after daylight lication, the price of each number will be ADVANCED at

ndes, to make a little paltry gain. Templa." (about half-past five o'clock) the following morning, by discretion, and according to calculations made from the a pinnace-boat belonging to the ship Liverpool Hero. stock then remaining on hand. As this measure is the

The interesting moral tale of VAVAOO has occupied He was then about a quarter of a mile from the shore;

considerable a portion of this day's publication, that a only alternative left to the publishers, 'to guard against we have been obliged to change some of our precon. and, as he afterwards informed me, had no doubt of only at making it in safety, had the boat not come to bis aid. any ultimate loss; and as they have an undoubted right certed arrangements; in consequence of which, cetera From his account, it appeared that he divested bimself to put what price they find necessary upon those oum

articles intended for present publication, bato bom of bis shirt and trowsers as soon as possible after ke bere they ke

subjected to a temporay postponement bers, they keep as a speculation beyond the ordinary was in the water, resting on his back and swimming occasionally, but the wind being strong off the lacel quantity, for which there is a regular demand, it is to be DELIVERY OF THE KALEIDOSCOP_A sorra.

pondent, who assumes five initials, which we anao during the night, retarded his progress towards the hoped, that, after this notice and explanation, future

distinctly decipher, and who wishes our publication ; shore. His escape from the sharks, which are very purchasers will not consider themselves aggrieved, nor

be delivered at three or four o'clock on the Mondays numerous in this part of the coast, was almost as miltaken by surprise. when reqnired to comply with condi. raculous as his presence of mind and muscular strength

the north end of the town; should recolleet est

the Kaleidoscope is nominally a Tuesday jousel during the period of danger. He was a favourite with tions which will be strictly and impartially adhered to. Defaud and his crew. His return, therefore, to Why. At the foot of the regular Kaleidoscope advertisement,

but as its contents are purely of a miscellaneous and

literary nature, without any of that ephemeral interest dab, where I saw him, excited in them the most lively some of the numbers are advertised for. joy and surprize. Yours,

arising from news or political events, the precise tas NAUTICUS.

of its being issued is a matter of minor importada

As we never require persons in our employmeal ia

To Correspondents... work on the Sabbath, we are not enabled to get the TO THE EDITOR.

work to press and ready for delivery, even is arall | THEATRICAL CRITICS.

numbers, before three o'clock on the Monday afterSome say the Signor Bonnichinni

noon ; about which time we generally contrive to ima SIR, It is impossible to find words edat will convey

Compard with Handel's a mere ninny;

a few copies. If our correspondent wishes to have on adequate idea of the gratitude I feel for your inva

Others aver, that to him, Handel

copy as his tea-table companion each Monday afect luable services on my behalf; and, as I have always an

Is hardly fit to hold the candle ;

noon, he may be accommodated to a certainty, unusual appetite, whenever any thing occurs that has

Strange, such a difference there should be

sending to the office about five o'clock, gesund! a tendency to elevate my spirits, I am sure you would

'Twixt Tweedledum, and Twerdledee!

sooner : those copies sent round by the newemea suppose yourself listening to a romance from the

If it be subject of wonder that critics should differ of course reach their destination later; and that celebrated Baron Munchausen, were I to give an ac

80 diametrically from each other, on the comparative

proportion to their distance from the place of publ. count of the prodigious quantity of food consumed merits of two rival candidates ; it is still more singular

cation. by your humble servant, together with a proportionate

that such antipodean opinions should prevail as to CLEAN COPIES.Whilst on this subject, we take the accompaniment of Barclay's brown stout, (my fa

the merits of one and the game individual performer.

opportunity to recommend ratber more than ordinary vourite beverage) since I became possessed of the

and that too in precisely the same character. This

care to be taken to keep the copies of the Kaleidony information contained in your last Kaleidoscope ;

critical phenonenon, however, is illustrated in the in neat order, as we shall in all probability have wberber the effects of it will operate to my disadvan

letters of Q. R. and G. N. whose estimates of the advertise soon for several of the numbers of our bet tage, by rendering me so corpulent in a few weeks as

merits of Mr. MACREADY, are so strikingly in oppo series, as well as others of the former volumes, bados not to be identified by the female object of my pursuit,

sition to each other; the former placing that gentle. the size was reduced. remains yet to be seen; such, I trust, will not be the

man at the very top of his profession, whilst the latter uofortunate result. To proceed to the delightful con

assigns him a very subordinate niche in the histrionic We have also received the favours of YOUR READEG. tents of that publication. I observe amongst the many

temple of fame. The motto of “ Audi alteram par. R. S.-BOMBASTES. SAMBO.-JE-A $08engaging proposals made to me, through your kind

tem" is so obviously just, in matters of opinion, that SCRIBER.-W.T.MILES GLORIOSUS.-B.P.D medium, there is one from Ann B , to be opposite

we make no apology for permitting both champions -D. J.-Clio OPTICUS.--JACOBUS.Cor. Part Church, at six o'clock in the evening of Friday

to avail themselves of our arena to decide their metapext: to this I may reply, that the lateness of the

physical dispute ; uninfluenced ourselves by partiality bour, and at that distance from town, together for either: although we feel much more disposed on

Printed, published, and sold with the masculine composition of the piece itself,

this occasion, to side with the Knight of Rugby, than convioce me of its being the production of a woli

BY EGERTON SMITH AND CO. with his very severe opponent. Another champion in sheep's clothing --The invitation of E. F. is too in favour of Mr. MACREADY has presented himself,

Liverpool Mercury Ofice. arduos a task. God help the shivering wight who

with the very prepossessing motto of Fair Play in. I sold also be John Rywator and ca Pollana. Menurt would thus expose himself in 80 public a situation

scribed on his shield; and should also have been in. for a whole day, to the “ pelting of the piciless

Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Castle-street; Mr. Turn troduced, had we not been apprehensive that some of

Smith, Paradise-street ; Mr. Warbrick, Pabae storm." The young lady who intends to have a

of our friends might remind us that when they take

Library, Lime-street ; Mr. G. P. Day, Newstida round up Duke-street, on Saturday next, at 4 o'clock,

a peep into our Kaleidoscope, as in that of Dr. Brew

Dale-street; Mr. Lamb, Hanover-street; and will be attended to.-L'INCONNUE is informed that

ster, they naturally expect a variety of objects relieve he has missed the mark, in supposing J.S. to be the

John Smith, St. James's-road. for ready mang may supposing"; . to be the l ing each other in an endless and pleasing succession, initials of my name ; but I shonld feel a pleasure in be

AGENTS FOR DUBLIN: coming further acquainted with this fair unknown. With the letter of the Young BACHELOR, we must | Mesets. J. K. Jobagon & Co. No. 1, Kdan Qay, Love, Tu LADT WITH A PARCLL from roztech-park, for the present at least, take leave of a subject which


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* The Gleaner. .. ticular account of the very interesting region in which of hideous faces, unknown birds, beasts,

| he resides ; of which the following may be considered and fishes: and fruits and flowers which

merely as å foretaste.] "I am buta gatherer and disposer of other men's

lit would perplex a 'naturalist. to classify. Wotton. I What I write is most true. ••• I have a whole There are also, in Aldersgate.street; cer

booke of cases lying by me, which if I should sette tain remains of what were once spacious * THE SKETCH BOOK foorth, some grave auntients (within the hearing of and lordly family mansions, but which have

foorth, some grave auntients (within the hearin

Bow bell) would bée out of charity with me. Nashe. lin latter days been subdivided into several # Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. .

In the centre of the great City of London

tenements. Here may often be found the -* . . No. XXI. lies a small neighbourhood, consisting of a

family of a petty tradesman, with its trum..

vero pery furniture, burrowing among the relies 12 It was with pleasure and surprise, in which we trust

trust cluster of narrow streets and courts, of very pery suur readers will participate, that we found upon a second venerable and delapidated houses, which of antiquated hnery, in great rambling med esamination of the latter part of the Sketch Book, re goes by the name of LITTLE BRITAIN.

time-stained apartments, with fretted ceilently published in London, that two or three of these Christ Church School and St. Bartholomew's Tings, gilded cornices, and enormous marble' hasterly compositions had escaped us, at the time we

The lanes and courts also con“, *Tiade the collection which appeared in the second yoJHospital bound it on the west; Smithfield fire-places.

ame of the old series of the Kaleidoscope. Amongst) and Long-lane on the north ; Aldersgate. /tain many smaller houses, not on so grand' che pieces still in reserve is the following most admirable street, like an arm of the sea. divides it a scale, but, like your small ancient gentry, i ketch, conceived in the happiest moments, and written from the eastern part of the city, whilst

hilst sturdily maintaining their claims to equal Del the best style of an author, whose talents we may be


of Bull-and-Mouthhought to overrate, when we venture to express the the yawning gulph

These have their gable ends to spinion that he is without any rival in the peculiar street separates it from

street separates it from Buicher lane and the street ; great bow windows, with dia.'

Butcher-lane, and entre especies of composition which distinguishes the Sketch the regions of Newgate. Over this little mond

little mond panes set in lead; grotesque carv. Book of Geoffrey Crayon. What Churchill invidiously

territory, thus bounded and designated, the inga;

nated, the ings; and low arched door ways.* . . bo observed of Holland may be applied to America, as identified with our favourite author

great dome of St. Paul's, swelling above! In this most venerable and sheltered litGenias is of no country, her pure ray

the intervening houses of Paternoster-row, tle nest have I passed several quiet years u Svines all abroad, as general as the day;

Amen-corner, and Ave Maria-lane, looks of existence; comfortably lodged in the 10 Fecto restraint, from place to place she flies, down with an air of motherly protection. second floor of one of the smallest, but oldverdad may hereafter in Columbia rise.

This quarter derives its appellation from est edifices. My sitting-room is an olu 9. * It is indeed most singular, that an American should having been, in ancient times, the residence wainscotted chamber, with small pannels, "Dose acquired a more intimate knowledge of English of the Dukes of Brittany..As London in- and set On WILL

e Dukes of Brittany. As London in- and set off with a miscellaneous array of Habits, manners, and peculiarities, as well as of the cha-|

I have a particular respect for acteristic features of the country itself, than we find creased, however, rank and fashion rolled furniture. enced by our own native authors. He alternately re-off to the west, and trade creeping on an three or four 'high-backed claw-footed

minds us of Goldsmith, Addison, and Grose, the humo their heels, took possession of their deserted chairs, covered with tarnished brocade ; t rous antiquarian.-Edt. Kal.... .. . 2

abodes. For some time Little Britain be. which bear the marks of having seen better

came the great 'mart of learning, and was days; and have doubtless figured in some LITTLE BRITAIN.

peopled by the busy and prolific race of of the old palaces of Little Britain. . They The following modicum of local history was lately

booksellers : these also gradually deserted seem to me to keep together, and to look put into my hands by an odd-looking old gentleman in

it, and emigrating beyond the great strait down with sovereign contempt upon their u brown wig and snuff-coloured coat, with whom of Newgate-street, settled down in Pater- leathern-bottomed neighbours ; as I have became acquainted in the course of one of my tours noster-row and St. Paul's Churchyard ; seen decayed gentry carry a high head oservation through the centre of that great wilder- where they continue to increase and multi- among the plebeian society.

w Dess the City. I confess that I was a little dubious at

w w tist, whether it was not one of those apochryphal tales P' ohal tales ply even at the present day,

were reduced to associate. The whole often passed off upon inquiring travellers like myself ; | But though thus fallen into decline, Little front of my sitting-room is taken up with a and which have brought our general character for vera. Britain still bears traces of its former splen-1" city into such unmerited reproach. On making proper dour.

It is evident that the author of this interesting en Inquiries, however, I have received the most satisfactory

There are several houses, ready to

communication has included in his general title of Lit. assurances of the author's probity; and, indeed, have

Itumble down, the fronts of which are mag- tle Britain, many of those little lanes and courts that sen told that he is actually engaged in a full and par- nificently enriched with old oaken carvings belong immediately to Cloth Fair.

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