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was educated at a monastery in the mediately kindled, and finding she un. same village, and distinguished him- derstood the French language, he deself by a solicitude for the sick and in lineated with an eloquent fervour the digent of his parish, and by a zealous character of the Christian doctrine, desire of being employed in the distri. The fair Mabometan seemed power. bution of the bread and meat which fully affected with what she heard, and, were given by the Prior to the poor, returning to her husband, reproached
Having completed his studies and him for relinquishing a religion which taken priest's orders, he was invited appeared so amiable, and which seem. by a gentleman at Marseilles to accom- ed so happily adapted to the incitement pany him in a coasting voyage.
Vin. of every virtue : “ If you have forgot," cent embarked with his friend on the she said, “ all its holy injunctions, its 22d of July: in this month, at Beau- benevolent precepts, its consolatory caire, a town in the Lower Languedoc, promises, go to your slave who is now is held a celebrated fair : the tents are
at work, and will bring them all back to erected along the side of the Rhone, your memory.”. and form a most picturesque view. The
This reproof from so unexpected a Gulf of Lions, during the season of quarter appalled the Mahometan conthe fair, is commonly infested with vert : the religion he had abandoned, Turkish pirates : our voyagers were his country that he had deserted, bis unfornately taken and carried to Tunis, friends and kindred whom he had for. where Vincent was sold to a fisherman | saken, rushed upon his mind : after but his ill health inducing his master having held several private conferences to part with him, he was bought by an with Vincent, be formed a design of elderly man in affluent circumstances, returning to Nice ; and having bribed who led a retired life in the country and the master of a small vessel, he and devoted himself to chemistry : this was Vincent happily escaped. His wife the a situation more suitable to Vincent,who year after attended some merchants to having some knowledge of that science, the fair annually held at Beaucaire, became the favourite of the learned where her husband had agreed to meet Mahometan. A short time clasped, when her. Vincent had the misfortune to lose his
Vincent at his return to France was indulgent master, who died in his jour. introduced to the illustrious family of ney to Constantinople, and, as Vincent Gondi in the neighbourhood of Cbatinforms us, partly of grief, in being o- illon : the Countess of Gondi, with a bliged to relinquish his beautiful rural corresponding zeal, promoted every retreat and scientific pursuits, to amuse charitable scheme, and assisted Vincent with his experiments the indolent hours with ample donations in his benevolent of Achmet the First. Vincent now pursuits : by the means of generosity he became the property of his late mas. instituted several female societies for ter's nephew, who immediately sold the purpose of gratuitously attending him to a Piedmontese who turned the sick. In a few years were estab. Mahometan, and who farmed a tract of lished on the estates belonging to the land belonging to the Grand Signior. Count de Gondi thirty sodalities assoThese farms are called temats : Vin. ciated under the same benevolent dicent says, the temat occupied by his rection. The fame of these institutes new proprietor was a barren mountain, excited in several towns in Lorraine the cultivation of which was consigned and Savoy an emulative desire of sim. to the labour of slaves. The wife of ilar eetablishments : and it may be this apostate happening to approach the asserted with truth, that in many parts spot where Vincent was at work, and of Europe, at this day, the aged, the who was soothing his solitary labour infirm, the sick, the dying, are visited, with singing, she asked him what was attended, relicved, consoled, in consethe subject of his song ; he replyed, it quence of the active and ardent zéal was a hymn to Christ, a noel, or what which glowed in the breast of Vincent. we call a Christmas carol: she observ. In the year 1629 he lost a valuable ed that her husband was once a believer and powerful friend, the Cardinal of in Christ, but that the holy Prophet had Berulle, who died while he was cele. breathed into his mind a more sublime brating mass ; on which circumstance belief. The zeal of Vincent was iin- | the following lines were written :
Capta sub extremis nequeo dum sacra | vices sitting at a table near the door, sacerdos
who immediately rose up: the Prioress Perficere, at saltem victima perficiam." addressed herself in particular to one of
Vincent found it proper to introduce them, held some conference with ber, some new regulations respecting his and spoke to her in the most affectionate charitable endowments. Married wo. manner; she appeared to be about 18 men formed a great part in every house years of age ; her countenance (without that was dedicated to the attendance : being beautiful) expressed something upon the sick : domestic concerns fre. ' peculiarly pleasing, and seemed irradi quently required their presence at ated with the gaiety of innocence. home ; and, after the first fervour had When we returned, the Prioress said to subsided, inattention and neglect ensu- , us, “Did you not observe the norice ed. The pious founder therefore or.
with whom I entered into conversation! dained, that for the future unmarried ! Poor girl! although she is informed of women only should be employed. This : the severe trial she is to undergo this ordinance gave new vigour to his insti- , evening, it appears not to have subdued tution : a great number of young wo. her accustomed cheerfulness : in an menfree from matrimonial engagements hour I am to attend her to the chapel, presented themselves, and" (after a where I am to deliver a short exhortayear's noviceship) ascertained their sertion previous to her entering upon of: vices by a teinporary vow.
Vincent fice : I then am to give her my blessing, divided this holy sisterhood into little and to consign her to the solitary duty societies under the directien of an ex. she is bound to perform.” We asked perienced person ; these subclivisions her in what that duty consisted ? She were distributed over the province, to was silent, and appeared ruffled, and be in readiness to act whenever requir. I after a short pause, she replied, “ For. ed. This was the commencement of give my inattention, but this ceremony that increasing association of the virgin of initiation always distresses me : the daughiers of charity (les filles de la function that novice is to perform this chariteé,) which at length, like a health- evening is to wash a corpse, and prepare ful stream, flowed through the whole it for burial, and to watch and pray, by it Chatholic continent.
through the remainder of the night." When I was in France, (says Mr.
The unabating numbers of these vir. Jerningham) the year before the revolu- gin daughters of charity who co-opera
ted in a scheme to which duties of the tion, happening to be at Pontoise, near Paris, I expressed a curiosity to see the
most repulsive nature were annexed, is celebrated hospital of that town. The
a circumstance that transcends all persons at whose bouse I had the honor praise, and sets female excellence in a of being a guest, offered to introduce
sublime point of view.
The founder of this extensive order me to the Prioress, who superintended that hospital : she received us with of charity died 1660 : he was buried in
the church of St. Lazare in the neighgreat affability, and observed to me that
bourhood of Paris ; the following inshe well knew that London could boast of many stately establishmehts where scription is engraved on his tomb. the sick were gratuitously attended.
“ Hic jacet venerabilis vir Vincenti. She said that her nunnery was founded us a Paulo, fundator, seu institutor, by St. Lewis in 1259 : that since the
et primus superior generalis congrega. days of St. Vincent it had been observed tionis missionis, necnon puellarum char. the regulations he had established. itatis. Obiit die 27 Septembris, ætatis
vero suæ 85.” She conducted us through all the apart. ments : the hospital consisted of two galleries, one of which was destined for soldiers, the other for women. I recollect a circumstance that forcibly struck me at the time : while we were Children ought not to be impressed walking through a passage which led to so much with the desire of pleasing, as the refectory, we heard some young with the fear of displeasing. women talking and laughing loud e frequently displeased without cause, nough to engage our attention : when only because we have been pleased we entered the room we found four 10- / without a reason.
FOR THE EMERALD.
best in the play, but is probably the best THE ORDEAL.....NO. 12.
which Rowe ever wrote, and will bear competition with almost any similar di
alogue in English poetry. The dialogue Five Miles off, or the Finger Post ( Dib in the 3d act between Horatio and Cadin ) and Blue Beard.–Friday, Jan. 2. lista, is also conspicuously beautiful,
Mrs. Siddons is much celebrated for Fair Penitent ( Rowe,) and Lodoiska.
her delineation of the mingled passions Monday, Jan. 5.
of pride, fear, anger and conscious guilt
in this scene. Hilarisque tamen cum pondere virtus. We shall be brief on the performanee
The Fair Penitent is distinguished of this play; we should have been hapabove all the productions of Rowe for py to have been authorized by its ex. harmony of diction and beauty of land cellence to be more copious. guage. But while the manner of its On Mr. Caulfield's Horatio, had he expression is approved, the sentiments not been so intolerably imperfect in the are neither remarkable for their force, part we should probably have been able nor commendable for their virtue. Nei to bestow much praise He gave some ther can the piece claim much merit ; passages with true effect; but was in from fulness of incident, propriety of others deficient of propriety, of ema passion, or morality of fable. The phasis—in the quarrel with Lothario, character of Calista is by no means cor there was most glaring incorrectness. respondent with the title of the play : The quarrel began we knew not why, she exhibits no signs of penitence, but and ended we knew not wherefore. The to the conclusion is rather enraged at truth is, the passages beginning as fol. the discovery, than sorrowful at the com- lows, were intirely omitted. mission of her crime. Lothario, the “ The brave, tis true, do never shun gay, the false Lothario is so much belor
the light, &c. (five lines.) ed for his courage and admired for his " Where was this open boldness &c. elegance ; that he is not sufficiently de ( seven lines.) tested for his seduction or despised for “ Thou fled'st! and guilt was on thee, his boasting. Horatio is just, but not &c. (five lines.) amiable ; and while he makes a correct estimate of human nature in general,
We could quote more, as Mr. C. does not make such allowances for All must very well know, but besides, he tamont, as would become so clear a
introduced some passages in the wrong reasoner.
places, so that had not the language itThe conclusion drawn from the whole self been very spirited, the whole in. fable must be confessed to be moral ;
terest would have been intirely overbut it is a question whether in the con.
thrown. These errors are the more duct of the characters, the auditors are
inexcusable as Mr. Caulfield seems well not on the whole more pleased than an adapted to the character and since we gry with the exhibition of the vices of hear the representation of the play has Lothario anel Calista, and more angry
been once deferred on his account. than pleased with the rigidity of Sciol. Whether Mr. Fox is fairly to be char. to's virtue and the determined integri. ged with the same degree of inacuraty of the stoical Horatio.
cy in Lothario, as Mr. Caulfield in Ho. The last act as Doct. Johngon re. ratio, we cannot decide ; the absolute marks, is not equal to either of the for- deficiency of one would make an apmer ; The whole story being told in the parent deficiency in another. He was four first acts, the fifth is merely a re- however imperfect in the garden scene capitulation and confusion of what has with Calista in several passages. But preceded it.
the supreme defect of Mr. Fox, was There are some astonishingly fine the misconception of his part. He read passages as well as scenes in the course the letter from Calista as badly as poss of this piece, which when enforced by sible ; it is a passage which requires correct performance cannot fail of pro- nice discrimination. There is a spirit ducing much rational enjoyment. The of irony and gaiety throughout this scene of Lothario and Horatio in the scene, which was changed, by this per2d scene of the 20 act, is not only the former into formal gravity, and heed.
the praise of the accurate, discrim.
less inactivity. The deportment of Mr. / The great success which it always has
English audience. How well lie bas
adhered to the spirit of the original, was by no means so elegant or so the success of the piece in England sprightly as the part evidently de. will in some degree testify: Fielding manded.
was by no means fortunate in his 047 Sciolto, was unquestionabty very re- dramatic works ; but in his translation spectably sustained, in deportment, in of L'Avare, his endeavours were crown utterance, and in force, by Mr. Usher.ed with abundant success. It took pos. Mr. Poe was erroneous in the very first session of the stage at first, and has speech in his part ; which was the ever since preserved a respectable sta. opening of the play. And besides, his tion. The story is natural; is regular. Altamont was so completely love-lorn,'|ly perplexed and regularly unravelled he was not sufficiently heard, or gene the business of the scene is constant rally understood. While we acknowledge the great with interruption of vacant sentiment ;
and lively; the mind is never fatigued satisfaction we experienced in witness- but is irresistibly impelled from the ing Mrs. Stanley's general personation opening to the close. There are some of Calista, there were some of the scenes of intrigue which would be les: passages expressive of grief, which sons to greater porsonages, than the were not agreeably enforced, though characters represented. The conficher taunts to Horatio, and her under ting emotions of avarice and dotage in tones produced much excellent effect. the character of Lovegold and the Comedy however is decidedly her forte. wiles and artful stories of Lappet, i
The part of Lavinia which Mrs. Ush- work upon his feelings, evince a thor: er performed, would not excite much ough knowledge of mankind and par interest by the most thorough person. ticularly all branches of the passion of ation; therefore much was not excited. avarice. The moral is just, and the We confess however we discovered consistency of Lovegold's characters some traits of discernment and strong maintained throughout. He is punish: apprehension in her utterance of some ed for all his doting fondness of Man passages. Mrs. Dykes improves. The play passed off tolerably well, though it afterwards reverts to his chila
ana, by the loss of his money; and alnotwithstanding the drawbacks we have dren, it is equally a punishment to his made ; this we believe arose from the avarice, as if a stranger had obtained it
. disposition of the audience to be pleased, rather than from any peculiar es- have obtained more approbation from
There are few performances which cellence in the representation.
critic observers than that on this eve
ning. There was none of that tumult The Miser, (taken from Plautus and Mo- of applause, which is the ebullition of liere by H. Fielding, the Sultan. high-wrought sensibility; but it was Wednesday, Jan. 7.
inating few, the nice touches of masterTo-night ourauthor treats you with Moliere; ly conception. Moliere, who natu' e's inmost secrets knew; Whose justest pen, like Kneller’s pencil
, performance which equally evinced his
Lovegold by Mr. Bernard, drew;
judgment and his skill In whose strong scenes all characters are Not by low jests, but actions of their own.
many points of the part, which were
embellishments of the original; but The present dramatical taste is rath- they gave it surprising effect. cr for the sentimental and marvellous, bye-play was every thing we could than for nature and truth. Hence the have wished and more than we expect. Miser cannot claim much respect from ed. The soliloquy after the robbery the prevalence of opinion, or much was very forcibly delivered, and gensupport from the breath of popularity.erally it was a very great personation
. Excepting his Tartufie, the play under We are surprised that Mrs. Shaw consideration contains more beauties could ever turn her attention to any than any other production of Moliere. I other style of playing than that of Lap.
pet. The interest was most completely Terror with daring hand has preserved by her; and the spirit and placed the following passage among zest of the part were never wanting: the permanent sublime of English We hope it may again be represented; if not in the course of the season, at poetry. The fifth couplet has a least at the benefits.
bold figure well supported. Mrs. Poe in Mariana, was eminent
'Tis done. Lo, Persecution lifts from in the first and second scenes. Mr.
(than war, Poe, flashed some light upon his part Her streaming fires, and terrors worse now and then ; at other times, he pre. Where mystic hymnings awed the midserved his original obscurity.
night air, whole, it was respectable. Mr. Fos, as Strange sounds, that breathe or that inRamilie, was sometimes accurate and flict despair, forcible ; but his jests wanted spirit Are heard. The despot, thron'd in blood, and pungency. The other parts were
presides variously performed.
O'erhavock's work, and all the ruin guides. We were much surprised as well as As from the realms, that own stern disappointed at the small auditory
*Yama's sway, which attended the representation of some fierce Asura rushes to the day ; so fine a comedy; but nothing will suit While swift his wheels divide the deeps us it seems but boisterous wit, affected
[him fly: sensibility or magnificent phraseology. The clouds like wreaths of foam, around Poor human nature must always be in Wide as he glares, his eye-balls scatter buskins.
[bow. And terror lightens from his clanging
The conclusion of the character
of Sir WILLIAM Jones has the turn For the Emerald,
of Pope, and the point of poetry : DESULTORY SELECTIONS.
Philosopher, yet to no system tied ;
Ardent with temper and with judgment
bold : on the Restoration of Learning in Firm, though not stern, and though corthe East, was some time since the Profound to reason, and to charm us
rect, not cold ; subject of desultory selection. As
gay; few copies have yet reached this Learn'd without pride, and not too wise country, unwilling that this gem
to pray. should be born to blush unseen by
One extract further will close our the American votaries of taste and selections from this poem, which the muses, we cannot deny ourselves gives such proofs of genius, we the pleasure of distributive justice hope its author will soon rise to the in turning towards the eye of the dignity of the epic, model bimself, public a few more of the points of on Mfiton, borrow of the “ ninefold, attraction, that sparkle on its bril- spheres,” Liant surface.
Their "sleepless melodies of angel sounds.". The poem opens with all the “Is there, who knows how Love's soft
thrillings burn, grandeur of the genius of the Gan. When Hope, half dubious, whispers ges:
sweet return ? “With grief, who saw the future ages O'er the flush'd cheek what sudden blush.. rise,
(soul ? Dark with their sad and fearful destinies ; When meeting eyes, confess the mingling Mark'd bleeding Science pinion'd to the Yama in Oriental mythology is the ground,
(round! Judge of Hell; Annas are evil geniä unAnd all her blasted trophies withering | der his dominion.
AND ORIGINAL REMARKS.