Page images

as ever, delightful. Our readers will doubtless | lays the charge of the murder of Donato upon remember a Miss Rosa Corri, who some two or him, a deed which Erizzo himself has caused to three years since used to bewitch the Hay- be effected by one of his instruments. Franmarket audiences with her sweetly-impressive cesco has just quitted the presence of Camilla melody: we are happy in again having the op- || when the cry of murder is heard, and Erizzo, portunity of praising that lady, who now bears craftily subverting evidence, and even turning the name of Giesin. Her voice is much im- | the incoherent ravings of Camilla against her proved, in both strength and quality, and she lover, so wiles upon the senate, that they find played and sang Donna Clara with every possi- Francesco guilty of the crime of murder, and ble effect. We must not forget the Duenna of banish him from their city. Camilla, deterMrs. C. Jones: it is full of whim and origi- || mining to accompany her lover, is about to quit, nality; it never degenerates into farce, yet is || with him, the shore of Venice, when the lovers replete with the most quaint and relishing are met by Cosmo, the brother of Camilla, who humour. Her scene with Isaac is admirable. believing in the guilt of Francesco, although his

Dryden's highly immoral production, Amphi- former most devoted friend, demands that he tryon, has been produced at this theatre, it gives back his sister. Francesco, conscious of having been previously curtailed and purified, || his rectitude, for a long time patiently endures although, we think, not with sufficient considera- || the taunts and obloquy thrown upon him by tion for the taste of the present day. The young Cosmo, until stung with the name of principal attraction was the Sosia of Mons. | coward, he seizes the sword which Erizzo La Porte, the French actor, who has, among who has witnessed with the satisfaction of a our volatile neighbours, gained the greatest | demon the rencontre-places in his hand, fame. His pronunciation of the English, al- and in a moment Francesco is overpowered and though not of the purest kind, is sufficiently | mortally wounded by Cosmo. Ere he dies, correct to prevent the escape of whatever || however, he learns that the murderer of Donato comedy may belong to the character he repre- || is in the hands of justice, and that he has consents, and his features are to an extraordinary | fessed himself the hired emissary of Erizzo, degree flexible and animated. He played with who is straightway led to death. much humour, and was very earnestly ap- The acting in the tragedy was worthy of the plauded. Harley's Mercury was also extremely | authoress. Young's Doge was meekly veneratalented; and Cooper endeavoured to make ble; so kind, so wholly passionless and unJupiter respectable. Mrs. West played Alc- l stained by the peevishness of age, that it was mena with ability. On the whole, however, || human nature in its most deified character. we do not think either the revival of Amphi- || His parting scene with his son was most anitryon or the engagement of Mons. La Porte | mated. Charles Kemble's Francesco was the will be very productive to the management. beau-ideal of a chivalrous spirit : his method

of taunting the senate with the vice of ingrati

tude, when at the instigation of Erizzo they COVENT-GARDEN.

would have deposed the Doge, was eminently The production of Miss Mitford's tragedy || animated and triumphant. Indeed, we never of Fuscari has been the principal novelty

saw Kemble more thoroughly imbued with the at this establishment, and we wish we had | spirit of love and honour. Mr. Warde's every month to record the success of an endea- || Erizzo was a fine, judicious piece of acting. vour, at once so valuable to the drama, and ho- Mr. Serle played Cosmo with great respectanourable to female talents. The tragedy turns || bility: his declamation is better than his pathos. on wholly different incidents from those de- Mrs. Sloman, by her acting in Camilla, has veloped in the tragedy of Lord Byron : it is again proved herself the first tragic heroine of entirely domestic. Francesco Foscari (Charles the day. Kemble), son of the venerable Doge (Young) is The tragedy was received with every possible betrothed to Camilla (Mrs. Sloman) daughter || demonstration of applause, and will, we have of Donalo, the old companion and friend of no doubt, prove strongly attractive throughout the Doge. Erizzo, a designing and ambitious the season. As a literary production we cannoble, who aims at the ducal bonnet, foments not speak of it too highly; it is at once nera quarrel between Donato and the Doge, or vous, spirit-stirring, and imaginative, and never rather occasions Donato to draw off from his dwindles down to that whining strain of poetry, old associate, without receiving any real or in- | that perpetual lisping about singing-birds, dews, tended injury. Erizzo has, however, but half and flowers, which the superficial call “ fine effected his malice : for on Francesco returning || writing.” Many of the situations in the traconqueror from the wars, he by some means | gedy are highly dramatic.

Oberor has been played : the only novelty | finest specimens we have seen of the lithograwas in the Sir Huon of Mr. Sapio, and the phic art. It possesses a freedom, a spirit, a Sherasmin of Mr. Penson. The first of these brilliancy, a variety of tint, which we bad were respectable, the second very excellent. scarcely thought attainable by the stone process. Deaf and Dumb, which was some years ago

Indian Scenery, Costumes, &c.--Two parts so very popular, has been revived De l'Epée of a work by Capt. R. Melville Grindlay, have is finely acted by Young. Warde's D'Arle- || appeared under the title of Scenery, Costumes, mont is also extremely talented. Miss J. Scott || and Architecture, chiefly on the Western side is not capable of the animation and stirring || of India. Some of the plates illustrate the intelligence of Julio : it should have been grand, sublime, and almost appalling mountaingiven to Mrs. Vining.

scenery of the Ghauts, with surprising effect.

Some exhibit Hill Forts, and other fortificaFINE ARTS PUBLICATIONS, &c. tions, the wonderful excavated temple at Elora ;

Lodye's Portraits. — We have so often and others display the different casts and cospraised, and praised with justice, Lodge's Por- tumes which prevail in the neighbourhood of traits of Illustrious Persons, that to announce Bombay. To all who feel an interest in the the appearance of each successive No. of the country and inhabitants of India, this publicawork is now all that can be requisite. Part tion will prove highly attractive. XXII, engraved by T. A. Deane, R. Cooper, Scarborough.- A lithographic print, twentyJ. Jenkins, and W. Hall, contains the portraits, | four inches by eighteen, from the press of Enaccompanied by illustrative memoirs of:- gelmann and Co., exbibits a fine specimen of Frances Howard, Duchess of Richmond ;- || bold, rocky, coast scenery. The shore-the Sir N. Bacon ;-Fulke Greville ;-John Pow- water—the wreck—the dashing of the waveslett, Marquess of Winchester; and John Rus- the respective figures-are all executed with sell, Earl of Bedford.

great spirit. Portrait of Talma.To the admirers of the Waterloo Bridge.— Under this title Engelcelebrated French actor, a well-timed litho- mann's London press bas presented us with graphic sketch, spirited in its manner and exe- another capital specimen of lithography from eution, by a friend of the deceased, is offered the pencil of W. Westall, A.R. A. to the public. That it comes from the press of The Misers.-The lithographic art has here Engelmann and Co. is no slight recommen- been applied with tolerable success to the celedation.

brated old picture of The Misers, by Quintin C. Kemble und Fawcett.-- Every visitor of the Matsys, in Windsor Castle. Royal Academy will recollect Clint's admira- Passions of the Horse.—A series of spirited ble painting of these excellent performers, ex- designs in chalk, illustrating the passions and hibited two seasons ago. For fidelity of re- emotions of the horse, love, joy, courage, rage, semblance and force of general effect, it was terror, agony, &c.— have been very successfully one of the best and most impressive dramatic , sketched by Mr. J. B. Chalon. It is the paintings of our time. Lupton has, by a very artist's intention, we understand, to transfer fine engraving, rendered ample justice to the them to stone. original.

Map of the World. The new edition of Death of Botzaris.—The Death of Botzaris, Gardner's Map of the World, embracing all the Grecian patriot, who was killed in battle the latest geographical discoveries, will at this with the Turks, in the year 1823, from the il time be found highly acceptable. It is carepencil of Longlois, is altogether one of the fully, and even beautifully executed.

[ocr errors]

Literary and Scientific Intelligence.

The historical picture of King John signing || two days' distance, and certainly flowed into Magna Charta, painted by Mr. Mather Brown, 1 the Bight of Benin ; that he was about to start principal artist to their Royal Highnesses the for Youri, near which Mungo Park was killed; Dukes of York and Clarence, has been pur--and that his travels hitherto had been over chased by G. Nedan, Esq.

new and unknown regions, of considerable inA letter from Captain Clapperton, dated terest. Hio, 220 February, to a friend in Dumfries- Another Russian Voyage of Discovery is in shire, states that he had been well treated in progress, the objects of which are two: the the capital of Youriba, during the two months former to take a survey of the North-west he had been there ;--that the Niger was only coast of America, and the Aleutian Islands :

[ocr errors]

the latter of the Eastern Coast of Asia, Beh- commencement of the new structure in 1825. ring's Straits, &c. The Coast of Kamschatka, Its illustrations will consist of fifty-five highlythe Caroline Islands, the Sea of Otschosk, &c., finished engravings on wood, by the first artists. are all to be examined by the Expedition, for The Second Part of Capt. Batty's Hanothe completion of which four years are allotted. verian and Saxon Scenery will appear in January

A bequest of upwards of £10,000 has been next; and arrangements have been made to lately made to the Royal Institution, Scotland, secure the punctual appearance of the subseby a Mr. Spalding; the object of which is to quent parts every two months till completed. form a fund for the relief of decayed and unfor- The First Part of a Series of One Hundred tunate associate artists.

and Ten Engravings in Line, from Drawings A considerable number of Leicestershire || by Baron Taylor, of Views in Spain, Portugal, and of South Down sheep have recently been and on the Coast of Africa, from Tangiers to imported into France, for a society in Paris | Tetuan, will appear in December, and be conestablished for the improvement of French tinued regularly every two months. A letterwool.

press description will accompany each plate; It is in the contemplation of the French Go- and the Tour, in the order of the Author's vernment to establish light-houses upon all the Journey, commencing at the Pyrenees, will be coasts of that country.

interted in the last two Numbers. G. Cooke, A project is now under consideration in Goodall, Le Keux, James Pye, Robert Wallis, France for colonizing about 18,000 square and others, are announced as the engravers. leagues of French Guyana.

The work is, in size, to class with Capt. Batty's An extensive Etruscan sepulchre, containing || works of Scenery in Hanover, Saxony, and upwards of 800 vases, equally remarkable for on the Rhine. beauty of form and elegance of design, has A Second Edition of Mr. Johnson's Sketches lately been discovered in Tuscany. The vases of Indian Field Sports, with very considerable were presented to the Grand Duke, who has | additions; containing a description of Hunting ordered them to be placed in the Museum of the Wild Boar, as followed by Europeans and Florence.

Native Indians. There are at this time not fewer than thirty The Private Life of Charles the First, by literary and scientific institutions in the United || Mr. D'Israeli. The design of the work is to States of America.

develope the genius, the character, and the principles of the times, and to form a Supple

ment to the popular Histories of Tories and Works in the Press, fc.

Whigs, Republicans and Cromwellians. A volume, containing 100 Fables, original The Scots Worthies, re-written by a Clergyand selected, embellished by 300 wood en- man of the Kirk of Scotland, with Notes, by gravings, is in progress. The head-pieces, in the Author of the Protestant; one vol. 8vo. vented by the veteran artist, Northcote, are Ornithologia, or the Birds, a Poem, in Two drawn upon wood by Mr. Harvey. The || Parts; with an Introduction to their natural designs of the tail-pieces and ornamental letters || history, &c., by James Jennings, author of are solely by Mr. Harvey. The engravings of | Observations on the Dialects of the West of the Fables are by Mr. Jackson, and other || England, &c. artists.

A volume of Practical Sermons on the Life A new edition of Astarte; also a new edi- | and Character of David, King of Israel : by tion of Hours at Home; both by Mrs. Corn- the Rev. Henry Thompson, M.A., Assistant well Baron Wilson, will be published early in | Minister of St. George's, Camberwell. December, with a Portrait of the Author, and Le Petit Tyro; or Juvenile Guide to the many additions.

Piano-forte, containing the First Principles of The Chronicles of London Bridge are nearly Music arranged on an entirely new Plan, blendready. This work will comprise a complete || ing Theory with Practice ; composed, selected, history of that ancient edifice, from its earliest and designed by a Member of the Royal Somention in the English annals, down to the li ciety of Musicians.




OF DAUGHTERS.—The lady of S. T. KekeOf Sons. The lady of Sir Tyrwhitt Jones, || wick, Esq., M.P.-The lady of the Hon. MaBart.- Lady Louisa Finch Hation. The lady | jor Napier.-The lady of the Hon. W. Cust.of Lieutenant-Colonel Marshall. --The lady of The lady of Colonel Sir G. Cornewall, Bart. Captain the Honourable R. Fulke Greville.- The lady of Lieut. Col. Cavendish.—The Hon. The lady of Sir Charles Sullivan, Bart.

Mrs. E. Cust. - The Lady Mary Stephenson. The lady of Sir Christopher Smith, Bart.The lady of Major General Wm. Douglas.

MARRIAGES. The lady of Lieutenant-Colonel Win. Chalmer. At Florence, Edward John Stanley, Esq., -The lady of Sir S. Stuart, Bart. — The lady of eldest son of Sir John Thomas Stanley, Bart., the Right Rev. Dr. Coleridge, Bishop of Bar- || of Alderley Park, Cheshire, to Henrietta Maria bados.- Lady Lainbert. — The Right Hon. | daughter of Viscount Dillon. Lady Gifford

At Cheltenham, Hurt Sitwell, Esq., of FerNo. 24.-Vol. IV.

2 T

ney, Salop, to Harrict, second daughter of Sir In the East-Indies, aged 38, Henry Oakeley, Joseph and Lady Harriet Hoare.

Esq., second son of the late Sir Charles Oakeley, At Bothwell Castle, Major Moray Stirling, Bart. of Ardock, to the Hon. Frances Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Douglas.

The Dowager Countess of Normanton. The Rev. Fred. Vincent, Rector of Hughen- || of Castle Bellingham, and Dunsany House,

At Beckenham, Sir Wm. Bellingham, Bart., den, to Louisa, second daughter of John Norris,

Esq., of Hughenden House, Bucks., and of
Hawley House, Surrey.

Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Colonel and At Alderley, Cheshire, Captain William Ed- || Lady Elizabeth Steele. ward Parry, R. N., to Isabella Louisa, fourth Aged 86, Anne, relict of James Whyte, Esq., daughter of Sir John Thomas Stanley, Bart., of and sister of the late Sir John Lambert, Bart. Alderley.

At Rolleston Hall, Staffordshire, Elizabeth At Sudbury, Suffolk, Charles Harris Esq., | Goodman Every, eldest daughter of the late Sir Junior, of Coventry, 10 Caroline, third daughter Edward, and sister of the present Sir Henry, of of Sir Lachlan Maclean, M. D., of Sudbury.

Egginton, Bart. At Beverley, Frederick Mainwaring, nephew

At Blackheath, Eleanor Henrietta Victoria, of Major Gen. Mainwaring, to Catherine, se- daughter, and only child of the Right Hon. F. cond daughter of the late Colonel S. T. J. and Lady Sarah Robinson. Popham.

At Geneva, the Honourable and Rev. Leslie The Rev. W. J. L. Casbourne, of Paken

Melville. ham, to Anne, daughter of the late Capel Aged 71, Sir Richard Hardinge. Lofft, Esq.

At Edinburgh, Sir Stephen Sharpe, late bis Captain Donald Macdonald, to Ramsay, Britannic Majesty's Consul General at St. fifth daughter of the Hon W. Maule, Esj., || Petersburgh. M.P.

At Bury St. Edmund's, aged 82, Mrs. VerThe Rev. Robert Downes, A.M., Vicar of non, relict of Henry Vernon, Esq., and sister of Leamington, to Philadelphia, youngest daughter

Sir Thomas Gery Cullum, Bart. of the late J. T. H. Hopper, Esq., of Witton At Malta, Captain W. Forbes, eldest son of Castle, Durham.

Sir W. Forbes, Bart. Edward, only son of the late Edward How- Susannalı, wife of the Very Rev. the Dean of ard, Esq., and nephew of his Grace the Duke Westminster. of Norfolk, to Frances Anne, eldest daughter of Aged 88, Colonel Harnage. George Thomas Henage, Esq., of Hainton Colonel Ponsonby and his lady (daughter of Hall, Lincolnshire.

Lord Robert Spencer), drowned in a water exAt St. George's, Hanover Square, Lieut. cursion at Southampton. Col. James Tod, to Julia, third daughter of Dr. François Joseph Talma, the celebrated French Clutterbuck.

tragic actor, born at Paris, 1766, died October At Paris, the Hon. Ferdinand St. John, to 19, and has since been buried in the cemetery Selina Charlotte, youngest daughter of Colonel

of Père La Chaise. Keating, and niece of the Earl of Meath,

At St. Petersburgh, of a typhus fever, on the The Rev. W. Stamer, A.B., second son of 9th of October, Maria Fedorovna (the lady of Sir W. Stamer, of Dublin, Bart., to Ann Mar- Sir Robert Ker Porter), born Princess Shergaret, second daughter of the late Col. Lock. battoff, of the family of the ancient Czars; and

At East Sheen, T. F. Vernon Wentworth, of a race whose names embellish the literature Esq, of Wentworth Castle, Yorkshire, to Lady of their country, as well as stand eminent Augusta Louisa Brudenell Bruce, daughter of amongst its warriors. She was herself an acthe Marquess of Aylesbury.

complished and an excellent lady; and will At Worcester, C. J. Dimsdale, Esq., second long be remembered " in the temple” of many son of the late Hon. Baron Dimsdale, to Jemi- | hearts, for her ever active, but unobstrusive acts ma, second daughter of the Rev. Henry Pye, of beneficence; to which, mixed with the enPrebendary of Worcester.

deared duties of a beloved wife and mother, F. D. Astley, Esq., only son of Sir J. D. she dedicated her exeinplary, and chosen, reAstley, Bart., to Emma Dorothea, fourth tirement of life. Some little time before the daughter of Sir T. B. Lethbridge, Bart. late Emperor Alexander visited England, she

had given her hand to Sir Robert Ker Porter,

then attached to the British Embassy at the DEATHS.

Court of St. Petersburgh. After passing the

subsequent years together, in mutual domestic Aged 74, Lieut. General Daniel M'Neile.

happiness, he was nominated by his country to a Aged 75, Mrs. Hare, relict of the Rev. R. || public service in South America, and during Hare, Prebendary of Winchester,

the consequent temporary absence from his At Walsham-le. Willows, Suffolk, aged 72, family iu Russia, he has been thus bereaved ; Ann, relict of the Very Rev. Combe Miller, an augmented affliction to an attached husband, Dean of Chichester.

by the very circumstance of his absence. But At Bath, Mrs. Collbeck, relict of Coll- he has an only child left, to be his consolation ; beck, Esq., and sister of Admiral Sir Isaac a daughter on whom the Emperor of Russia had Coffin, Bart.

previously entailed her mother's rights of rank The Hon. Mrs. Green, wife of J. Green, 1 and inheritance; leaving unimpaired, the surEsq., of Greenmount, Ireland, and sister of the viving parent's claims upon the duty of his late Lord Massy.





La Belle Assemblée,








[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]


in the way of extract that could be deemed

suitable for the pages of La Belle AssemThe historical works which have appeared in the course of the latter half the statesinan and for the lover of poli

BLEE. They are full of information for of the year 1826, exclusively of those al

tical history. They embrace, if not a very ready noticed, are not numerous;


copious, a very luminous account of the they are of an important character.

acquisition of British India; of the origin, Amongst the chief stands, The Political

growth, and power of the East-India ComHistory of India, from 1784 to 1823, by Major-Gen. Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B., tions of Lord Clive, Mr. Warren Hastings,

pany; and of the respective administraK.L.S., F.R.S., &c.," in two octavo vo

Sir John Shore, the Marquess Wellesley, lumes. The work is inscribed to his Grace

Lord Cornwallis, Lord Teignmouth, Sir the Duke of Wellington,

“ I dedicate these volumes to you,” observes Sir John George Barlow, Lord Minto, the Marquess

of Hastings, &c. Malcolm, as one who thoroughly understands and appreciates the consequence of that we can offer by way of extract, is a

Perhaps, the most acceptable passage the subjects, of which they treat, to the portion of Sir John Malcolm's narrative interest and reputation of his country, relating to the origin of our differences and who, I trust, will add to his former

with the 'Burmese government. It is ingreat services, by employing the force of teresting in itself, and throws light upon his abilities, and the weight of his cha

events which have been hitherto very imracter, to promote the prosperity of an empire in which he obtained his first cele perfectly understood by the public in ge

neral in this country. brity, as a commander and a statesman." Sir John Malcolm is so well known as

The recent conquest of that state (Burmah] the author of severa! works relating to

included the countries of Arracan, Assam, India, that any publication from his pen, instead of having upon our eastern frontier

and Cachar; and the consequence was, that, and relating to that subject, must be ac

petty rajahs, who had neither the power nor ceptable. The volumes before us, how.

the disposition to make encroachments, we ever, are, as they are designated, exclu- | bave had, for the last thirty years, a state, sively political-omitting even all military with proud and ambitious rulers, too ignodetails; consequently, they afford but little

our power, or too vain of their own, Supplement to Vol. IV.

2 U


« PreviousContinue »