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mcans hy which she may escape, which she in COVENT-GARDEN.- A new Dramatic Exo consequenre effects, and Hies for sanctuary to hibition, arranged by Mr Farley, was repre- Corbey Abbey-she is there protected by the sinted for the first time, at this theatre, eu. Abbot (Bellarmin), who finding her accused as titled " The Free knights; ar, The Edict of the danghter of Manfredi, and that her accuser ('harlemagne."--The story is as follows: is the Prince Palatine, is convinced of her in
Anes, the infant daughter of the late Prince hocence-lle dispatches Ravensburg, to bis Palatine, upon her father's death, being at fuller for information respecting the fugisome distance, Count Manfredi is dispatched tive, and, by the intelligence be receives, by her oncle to escort her 10 Court, but with finds his sovereign under bis protection. The secret instructions to destroy ber, and thus Prince Palatine, thus foiled, aitacks the Ahbey, make way for his usurpation. The Count forces its gates, commands Ignes to be dragged seemingly consented, the letter to preserve the from the sanctuary, and is on the point of Princess, and on their journey he disinisseal sacrificing the Princess, when the Abbot proher train, to hear her secretly to some foreign claims her bis la:s ful sovereign. -The Prince, friendly court-in this attempt they are at appalled, drops his sword, and stung witb retacked by a banditti, and Manfredi, believing morse of conscience, acknowledges his guilt. Agnes was slain, fled. The young Princess be- 1 The Princess accepts the hand of Ravensbury, ing supposed dead, her uncle usurps the tirone, and the drania concludes with the ceremony and, to destroy Manfre:i's evilence, aims at of the installation of the Abbot. bis destruction; but the Count, in disguise, This play, which is the production of Mr. and oder the assumed name of Pellarmin, Reynolds, is full of much interesting action in sought and obtained protection in Corbey the serious parts, but is perfectly destitute of Abbey, built by Charlemagne, to commemo merit iu that portion which pretends to com rate bis virtories, and by him endowed with incdy. It is, like the other pieces of this writer, gift or sanctuary, apd its Abbots with the pre a meie canvass for 'stage scenery; so many rogative of pardon.-- At Baron Rarensberg's | wooden pegs to produce all the silk and velvet Castle, where the Prince is on a visit, to be and tinsel of the house. We have always present at the celebration of young Ravens strenuously resisted the introduction of any bero's nupiials, he sees, and recognises in the thing of this kind, which tends to bring Pantoperson of Agres Liridorf, bis niece, whom he mime and Spectacle in their wrong place. Let long thonghit dead. He conceals his kuow. | Blue Beard and Mother Goose have as much ledge of ber, demands of the Baron her history, magniticence as the managers can afford them; and is by hiin informed, that about fourteen but let Comedy staud upon its own legs, upon years back be had found her exposed on the lits dialogue, character, and natural fable. banks of the Danube, that he had adopted her, The audience were very favonrable to this and from that time brought her op as his piece, and the public will doubtless, from the dangliter. The Prince appears satisfied, but it powerful attractions of the scenery, go in secretly dispatches Illbwn to the court of crowds to see it. the Free Knights, who soon returns, accom. A new Farce has been produced at this panied by some of its members, summoning Theatre, entitled " A Budget of Blunders." lores Lindorf'to appear before thein. Young This whimsical tritte opens with a view of a Rarensberg, who had just been elected a Free country ale-honse, the sign of the Bell, where Knight, and had witnessed, with dismay, the Dr. Sinug face is discovered discoursing with a borrid proceedings of a court which spread waiter : we are soon taught to understand that terror throughout Germany, would openly he is the suitor of Sophia, who is secretly eyhave protected the Princess, but is preyented amoured with Captain Belgrave. A servant by the Prince Palatine, who threateus him delivers a letter to Dr. Le funccour, who keeps with the vengeance of the brotherhood, should a house for the reception of lunatics, situated
near the Bell. The youth (between whom and Agnes, a Old Crowley and his ward Suphin are discover. mutual inclination subsists) has recourse to ed at a table, where the proposed union be. stratagem, and at the trial of the Princess for tween Sophia and Dr. Smugtice is mentioned an attempt to poison the usurper, he is one of by Growley, and opposed by the Mail. the most forwarito accuse her, by which means When Gronley leaves the chamber, a sonnd he stifles suspicion, and is chosen to convey to of druins and fites is heard in the street, and Agnes the warrant for ber execution, and to see the Nian intimates that a regiment is niarcha ber senteuce put in force. Instead of the war in throught the street, to which it is probable rant, Karensberg delivers to her a paper, ex that Captain Belgrare may belong. In her plaining his designs, and pointing out the' trepidation she drops some utensil out of the
window, which is supposed to have struck the LYCEUM. -Early in the month was perCaptain, who enters the chamber in anger, but formell, for the first time, “Ri hes; or, the is immediately soothed, on beholding his be Wifead Brother,” a Play in five Acts, founded loved Sophia. A nuise is heard, and the Cap on Missinger. The following is a sketch of tain, to avoid being discovered, puts on the the play, it was originaily the production of cap and robe de chambre of Growley. Old Deborch Massenger, a very eminent dramatic writer of pow enters, and anuounces the approach of a his day, but it has, in the present instance, gentleman, who proves to be Dr. Smug face. been entirely re- niodeiled by Sir James Blaud He addresses the presumed guardian of bis Burgess, a gentleman of uuquestionable liteSophia with a letter of introduction, but not rary talent and judginent.receiving an articulate answer, supposes Mir. The scene of action lies in the beginning of Grouley to be in an apoplexy, and runs out for the seventeenth century. Sir Julin Trujic, a a surgeon. In this interval Captain Belgrave wealthy merchant, had married a young second escapes, and Growley enters, and puts on his wife, baving by liis former marriage two grown cap and gown, but he is scarcely seated in his up daughters; and a brother Luke, wbo, hav, chair, when Dr. Smugfuce comes in, attended iing dissipated' his patrimony, bad been rehy Dr. Le Blanccour, and they proceed to bleed ceived by Sir John as an bumble dependantGrowley, when Le Blanccour discorers his mis. Here the play commences: take. In the consternation that ensues, Grow Hartwelt and Lacy, two country gentlemen, ley suggests to Dr. Le Blanccour that Smug face are introduced to the girls as suitors; but are must be a patient of bis, who bad recently objected to by Lady Traffic, who can think of jumped out of the Doctor's window--a cir nothing but an elevation to the Peerage, and cumstance which the French physician had here ber character is developed, the lovers are previously made known.
insulted and quit the house. A plan is now laid to surprize Smug face, The violence of ber Ladysbip's temper and which produces some merriment in the au conduct awakens Sir John to a seuse of his own dience. After a variety of comic incidents, weakness, and, with the aid of Sir Maurice, he Smug face is discovered sleeping in a chair, hav. enters into a project at once to punish and reing had a soporific administered to him by Le form ber. Sir John absents himself, and sir Blanccour, with the Frenchman and Growley Maurice, infcrms Lady Traffic of her husband's cautiously watching his symptoms. At length death, presenting her at the same time with he recoveis his senses, and frigbtens his com bis will, by which the whole of his property panions, but eventually escapes from tbc win. is bequeathed to his brother (of whose probity dow into a garden, where he is much alarmed he has been recently induced to think well.) op bearing Captain Belgrare scaling the wall to The Lady is at first thrown into the utmost meet Sophia. Here the Captain mistakes Smug- despair, but beconies reconciled to her fate by face, in the dark, for his servant who had ne the apparent generosity and nobleness of Luke, glected to obey bis orders, and chasrizes him; in whom she is induced to place wabounded then the Captain and his mistress escape confidence. Sir Maurice apprisca Sir John of through the garden gate, and the Maid euters the levity of his wife, and the integrity aud with a bonnet and shawl, and puts them on
generosily of Luke. the unfortunate Doctor.
The sudden accession of wealth, however, Growley, on hearing a tumult, comes into soon overturns Luke's assumed sanctity and the garden, and is alarmed ai the appearance humility, which are converted into tyranny, of Smug face, when the Captain and Sophia en. revenge, and avarice:-he persecutes his broter, and an eclaircissement takes place, hy which ther's poor debtors to their destruction, reSmugface resigns bis claims, and the lovers are duces his sister-in-law and nieces to the situarendered happy.
tiou of menial servants, while indulging himThere were some symptoms of disapproba. self in every species of luxury. He even insults tion manifested by some persons towards the Sir Maurice; and introducing Lady Traffic and conclusion of the piece; but we cannot avoid her daughters in a wretched dress, wishes it thinking this resistance a little fastidious, as were possible that his deceased brother could we have witnessed a cloud of absurdities in a be permitted to witness the fullness of his refirst piece, that have been swallowed in the venge for their former jusolence. At this wholesale, without any signs of public nausea; moment Sir John enters; Luke siaggers to a and why they should be averse to admitting chair, and humbling himself before his brother absurdity by retail in a farce, is what creates supplicates for pardon. Finding bis entreaour surprise.
ties ineflectual, he resumes all the ferocity of We understand the The Budget of Blunders is bis character, increased by despair; and on the production of a commercial gentleman in his quitting i be stage the piece concludes with the city, who is the author of “ Is he a Prince?” the union of the lovers, and the recouciliation On the occasion of his receiving one bundred of Sir John and Lady Traffic. pounds from the treasury of Covent-Garden The play was extremely well received by a Theatre, as bis portion of the profits, he very numerous audience, and certainly a very generously presented it to the fund established genteel and respectable one. The comedy is, for decayed actors. This was a liberal and of itself, as written by Massinger, an excellent kind proceeding, and as charity covereth a production, possessing all the advantages of multitude of sins, in the moral world, let us fable, incident, conduct, and language, we not deny its just influence in a dramatic point were almost tempted to say; and it displays a of contemplation.
very intimate or very discerning koowledge of
human nature. It does not often happen that || Mosliin Surereignties, prior to the æra of the alieration of mur old dramatic writers is Mihratta independence. alleuded with success, any more than our at. The Rev. Thomas Coinber is compiling tempis tu modernize ancient architecture. froin unpublished 17anuscripts, aud vilier Merely to liave expunged a little grossless in authentic sources, the History ofike Parisian the language of this play, with some com Vlassicre of St. Birtholoniew, in which all pression of its exuberancies, would fully have the minute circusostances of that sanguinary answered all that has been done by Sir J. B. event are faithfully pourtrayed. Burgess on the present occasion. Still we Dr. Watson has nearly ready for publication must say, that tbe Comedy is strongly interest a Theoretical and Piretical view of the line inly, as a picture of human lite and mauners, struction of the Deaf and Dunih, containing uncircunscribed by time or place.
boints for the correction of ipertiments in We wish that we could compliment the per- | speech, and illustrated by numerus plat's formers more biglily than it is 10w in our Miss Rundell, of Perry-lerntse, Binh, hay power ; but the prescut douma is a dead weight just completed a Grammar of increu llistory, o their shoulders.
including the Old and New Testament, with maps.
Dr. Bimns, of Lancaster, formerly HeadWORKS IN THE PRESS.
master of Ackworth School, has laiely finished Dr. Scoit, late Professor at the Royal East
a new English Grammar, upon which he has Judia College, lias in the press an edition of been engaged, at intervals, for many years. the Arabiin Nights' Entertainments, to be Mr. Ticken intends to publish an Uistorical eubellished with evgravings from designs by | Atlas, ancient sud modern, to consist of six Smiske. The last edition of the translation
beautiful Charts. from Galland's French version, received con Mr Pratt has in great forwarilnes, a Poem, siderable arlutions fron the peu of Mili entitled the lower Torid, occasioned by thin Gougl, of En held. This edition Dr. Scott
speech of Lord Erskige in the House of adopis as his basis, carefully revising and peers, on reading the Bill for preventing occasionally correcting it from the Arabiau
wapton and malicious cruciiy tv animals. original. To this he has added a new volume, Mr. Thomas Haynes, in experienced procomprising thirty-five Tales, now first trans
pagator of trees, shrns, and plants, is about lated form the Arabic copy of the One Thou
to publish New and loteresting Discoveries sand and One Nights, brought tu Europe by in Horticulture, in an impruved System of Edward Wortley Montague, and deposited in propagating Fruil-lices, brady American the Bodleian Library; and also an introduc
and other Evergreros and deciduous ornis. tion and Notes, illustrative of the religion, nientai Trees and Shru's. manners, customis, and domestic habits of the Ma hommedans.
Robert Steele, Esq. of the Royal Marines, Fashionale Anecriote. - The following aneris preparing for inte press a Tour ihrough the lote, it is said, has been lately realised in high Atautic, or Recollections from Madeira, the life:--The Duke of Guise was married to a Azores, and Newfoundland, including the princess of Cleves, a woman of greit beauty, period of discovery, produce, manners, and who was suspected to fipirur the passion of a (ustoms of each; with memorandums from
Mairin, about the convents visited in 1809, in his Majesty's the Court of Cutherbe De Municis. The suip Vestal.
Queen bad invited, on a particular day, the A Tour through thic central counties of Eng. principal lasties of the Court, who were to buy land, namely, Worcester, Stafford, Leicester, dressed in the liveries of their inisoress. The and Warwick, including their topograpby and Duke of Guise beger his Dinhess not to go, brugraplay, will shortly appear, in a royal urging, that although lie did not doubt her quarto volume, with twenty four engravings. virine, les attendance woulu only increase ca
Mr Hamilton's Travels in Syrin and Egypt lumily and slandet. The Duchess pleaded the may very soou be expected to appear
“ Queen's invitalion,"de. She succeeded, and Translation of ul. de Luc's Travels in weut to the entertainment, which lasted till the North of Europe, will be published in a | live in the morning, where she returned home few weeks.
and went to bed. She beri scarcely lain desiell, Mr. Hutton, of Birmingham, is printing an when the Duke entered ber room, folioved by Account of his Trip to Conthal), a waterang an old servant, who carried in his hand a place on the Yorkshire coast.
small bason of broth. The Duke locked the The Rev. Dr. Davies, of Milford, Derby. door and approched the bed, saying, very shire, is engaged non a new Historical and deliberately and resolutely, “Man, al. Descriptive View of the Town and County of though you would not follow my counsel Derby, in one large volume octavo. Le in last night, you should follow it now. Your vites communications respecunc antiquities, dancing has heated you; you must imme. natural history, and recent improvements. diately drink this broth."
The Duchess Edward Scuit Waring, Esq. has just com- suspecting poison, refustd. She cried, ilpleted a llistory of the Nahrattas, prefaced treated, begged, and prayed. The Duke was by an Historical Sketch of the Decan, contain. firm. She then solicited for five chanti's ining a short account of ibe rise and tail of the terview with her confessor. The Duke was
mut to be moved. She drank the broth. Inse universal burst of laughter seized the sur.
dansinistered in you: judge then of all the dame Bonaparte haring expressed a wish to
Nis. Siukes if she recollecied hearing her Au English traveller, after describing the future destiny predicted by a fortune-teller fire given ai Paris in bonour of the last peace while she was at school? Mrs. Stvkes rewith this country, conclucles with the tuliow plied in the affirmative." Aud pray, my uns aneclutc:-- lusty young Frenchman, dear Madam, what, as nearly as you ulo, from liis head-dress à lie Titus, I shall remember, were bis words?"__" He said Gistinguish by that name, escorting a lady, 11:11 yoll should sit
a throne!"Won), on account of her beautiful bail, “Was inut all!" eagerly asked Madame B. ball style Berenice, slood on one of the hind. Mrs. Stokes, who knew the sequel of the pro. most benches.
The lelle, habited in a tonic phecy to bounfavourable, hesitated, and said * bc Grecque, with a sucies of sundal: ubich she did not recolli et any thing else.“ Alas ! displayed the elegant form of ber bis, was I 16," exclaimed Madame B.; "he said that I Motortunately out of stature sitticieully con slould sit upon a throne, but that I should tanding 10 see over the people's leads. It die in a work bouse; and since the first part Was to no purpose that the gentlemn called of his prediction bas been nearly accomplished, 091, "ii bus les chapeaux."? When the hals I have most anxiously dreaded 1:e fulfillment were off the lady suill saw no better.
of the rest. This anecdote is well known in will gol gallantry sugeant to a man of la The fashionable world. Those who contem
biomable education? Our considerate youth plate her recent degradation, must allow there perceived, at no great distance, some persons is every probability that the unfortunate Manding on a plank supported by a couple of Josephine's apprehensions will finally be fulcas's. Confiding the fair Berenice to my care, Gilled.
u vanished; but alınost in an instant he The new East India College at Haileyre appeared, fullowed by two meil, bearing an bury, Hertfordshire, is now completed. It is a Coopey bugsbeat, which, it seems, he procured very neat and handsome strncture, composed from the tayern at the west entrance of the entirely on the Grecian model, after the deThuilleries. To place the cask near ihe feet signs ut Mr Wilkins, jun. It consists of four uitbe lady, pay for it, and fix ber on it, was sides, furoving a quadrangle, with a well.prothe business of a joment. Here then sbe portioned square in the centre. The princi. was, like a statlle on its pedestal, enjoying pal front, of freestone, faces the east, and ble double gratification of seeing and being commands a distant view of the high north
But, for enjoyment to be complete, we joad, from which it has a very beautiful apuust share it with those we love. On ox
pearance. To this front are the chapel, the amining the space where she stood, the lady dining-hall, and library; the kitchen and saw there was room for two, and accordingly ofhces coinposing ove wing, and the Prininvited the gentleman to place bimself besie cipal's apartments the other. The other her. lu vain be resisted her entreaties; in Diree sides contain separate apartments for vain he feared to incominode her. She cum one hundred and twenty students, having manded; he could do yo less than obey. a recess for a bed and a cluset for books in Stepping up on the benchi, he thence nimbly each; so that cvery student has a commodious sprang to the cask ; bul, Oh fatal catastrophe! | apartment to bimself. The centre and wings while, by the light of neighbouring clusters of of these three sides of the quadrangle also lamps, every one around was admiring the contain houses for the Professors, and several puntual aitention of this sympatbiziog pair, lecture sooms, besides the various offices ne in went the bead of the bogshead. Our lill cessary for the college servants, &c. The then envied couple fell suddenly up to the grounds belonging to the College are now laymiddle of the leg in wine-lees left in the cask, ing out agreeally to the plan of Mr. Reptont, hy which they were bespattered up to their and, when completed, will, together with the very eyes. Nor was this all; being too eager building, be a great improvement to this part to extricate themselves, they overset the cask, of ibe country. The nomination of students and came to the ground, rolling in it and its is invested in the Directory of the East India offensive contents. It would be no easy | Company, and is in fact a virtual appointpaffer lo picture the ludicrous situation of ment as a writer. The lerms of admission Citizen Titus and Madam Berenice. This being are one hundred guineas per annuin. The The only evil resulting from their fall, än students wear au academical habit, and are
subject to College discipline and restric.
by its perfect transparency wheu melted : at tions.
the tenperature of boiling water beithet The following circumstavce, related on the bubbles nor clouds are discernible This tal authority of an vfücer of his Majesty's slip !ow, it is affirmed, inay lve kept without any Dædalus, occurred while that vessel was riscolouration or mucidity for two years. lying at Samana, St. Domingo:- Early in The candles made of it are extremely whilen the forenoon of the goth of November, 1908, their liglit is very pure, they emit little or no several sharks were seen swimming about the sinoke, they do not gutter or run, and require ship, in expectation of prey. A look and snutting less frequently than others. They baji were put overboard, which one of them are about five per cent. dearer than thosc ol immediately seized with the grentest voracity: 1 common manufacture. A rope being passed over its fins, it required About cighteen months ago, a detachment no less than twenty men to boist it on board. set out from the Cape of Good Hope, consistIn its maw was found a calf that had been ing ut Captain Donovan, of the 3.3d, a Surgeon, thrown overboard a few hours before. Its and some Hottentot soldiers ; but the object length from the snout to the extremity of of their inission was for a long time kept se. the tail was ten feet, and the circumference of cret. These travellers, after meeting many of the body proportionate. Three vtbers of those accidents which usually retard the proequal size were successively cangit; in the gress of a dangerous and difficult enterprize, last were found sixty two living young ones, a had beco traced as far as Leetiku, a very con turkey, and a live hawk's-bill turtle, two feet siderable village, which had been discovered six inches in length, and one foot uine inches some years ago, and which is fully described broad, which, immediately after its release, in Mr. Barrow's Travels to China. Since their swam ahout in a tub of water, apparently not departure from that village the fate of the misin the least injured by its continewent. sion was uukuown, and its success despaired
A remarkably large burning glass was re. ot, when the news of its arrival in the vicinity cently purchased at Vienna for the French of the Portuguese settlements on the Musun Government.
It was made at Grani, ili bique cvast arrived at the Cape. Those trim Styria, by Ruspini, a celebrated mechanist, fi vellers have not in the course of their procecafor some alchemists. It was not cast, buting of more than a thousand leagues, discoversoftened by heat, and bent over a nould. Sel canviral savayes, except the Dutch inhalia veral pieces were broken before it succeedel, dans of the frontier provinces of the cotronv. so that it cost originally from eight bundred Everywhere else they were received with kinda to twelve buudred guineas. It is three feet vess; they have found wild camels and camps three inches in diameter, amcight feet four lopards, and bave observed verv singular rit. incles focus; it is composed of two pieces of rangentuts in the entablishments of the nu glass united together by an iron hook, su as tives, their property, the furniture of ibeir to form a hollow ressel, capable of holding houses, and the systenu of slavery wbich existe eighty or pineiy quarts of spirit of wine. M. throughout the interior of Africa ; and try Jacquin, of Vicona, and several men of science, li will probably give the public, one day, the who wilnessed the experiments, declare that very curious details of their journey in a it burned a diamond in a few seconds, and country where no other European had ever fused platina in a few minutes. A ballon of penetrated. They were proceeding to che town platina, weighing twenty-nine grains, was of Slonitinique, where it was intended tu seud melted by it and made in part to boil. The a slip to firing their back to the Cape Capa diameter of the focus does not appear to ex tain Donovan is the son of a gentleman of conta ceed four lines. It weighis five hundred andsiderable fortune in Ireland. He is about fifly pounds avoirdupoise.
twenty-five years of age, is full six feet bigli, of M. Vauquelin, of Paris, has lately reported a robust constitution, and is an excellent to the Committee of Chemical Arts, on a ma. draftsman. nufacture of tallow for candles, professed to A vew way of curing opileptic tits bias buren be parified from all animal substances of an discovered in France. It cousists in causing injurious uature, to be free from all moisture, the person attacked with abis dreadful malay and not at all discoloured “ The tallow,” | to spend a sufficient number of days and nights says he, " which I carefully examiued, is in a cow-bouse, to inhale the biath of cows. semi-transpareut, perfectly dry and sonorous. Many patients have in this manner been reIt is indeed su very dry, that when a badle of covered during Itre course of last year, in seiron is passed over it, only slightly touching, veral departmevis of France. it gives an extremely lively sphoric ligtil, A rlergyman of the name of Hailstove, oecasioned, according to ail appearance, by was lately the substitute of a Mr. KAIN, 111 an electric motion; for when this tallow is
preaching a scrmon; and what reuders ihir recently melted, and the surrounding air is ex fact the more extraordinary, he preached fioin tremely dry, the nere passing of the band on the text,-co's Aud he gave them forstures for it is sufficient to produce sparks. The dryness rain." of this allow is still further denionslrutert