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s.of parercumstances, failure of our suminer theatre to mismanagement, in the

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fellow, Signor Serafino Lauzoni, who gave me a particuSPONTINI AND CHERUBINI.

lar letter of introduction to him. Edinburgh, June 1831.

EDINBURGH DRAMA. “ La Vestale,” an opera brought out in Paris by Spontini as his own composition, gave him reputation as The necessity under wbich we were laid last week of an opera-composer, and laid the foundation pf bis future postponing our detailed account of the Edinburgh Adelphi, good fortune. There is a piece of secret history, connected bas enabled us to form a more matured judgment of its with this opera.1) Every body was surprised to find that claims to public favour. Spoutini could never write any music halb so good since It commences its career under rather unfavourable then, although increase of rea's and of knowledge (if ac- auspices, owing chiefly to the tremendous hurry of the quired), should have enabled him to write at least as well, manager or managers. A great object in every new if not better. In the Examinent London newspaper ), of 8th undertaking is to make, if possible, a strong and decided May 1831, it is stated that “ It is very much questioned in hit at first. But the impatience of the manageinent to Germany whether Spontini was the composer of' La Ves- take the field bas caused the campaign to open with an tale,' which is said to have been shaiwerk of a young muu- insufficient supply of forces. Yates—the chief attraction sician who died in America." I have not theslightest perso

--is still absent. The performers, although some of nal acquaintance with Spontini, and never heard any of his them, as we shall have occasion to remark immediately, operas except". La Vestala;"nund can have no motive to de- are decidedly clever, are composed almost exclusively of preciate him, although I may think it but fair to do justice to the second and third rates of the Adelphi. Mias Daly the benevolence and disinterested kindness of a great com- performs a line of characters to which she never would poser who befriended Spontini sin his necessity, and gene bave aspired in London, "Gardiner is a name almost unrously opened for him a path to fame, profit, and honour. known to the playbill of the parent Adelpbi. In the

This friend in need was Cherubini! The way in which lack of good men and true, a Mr Baynes is pompously this admirable musician was neglected, maltreated, crush- announced “ from the Theatre-Royal Adelphi," and bis ed down, by that i laeantless, tyrannical despot. Napoleon first and second' appearances duly noticed. Mr Baynes Bonaparte, after be assumed imperial power, offers a trait may be a very worthy man, but he is no actor, and his of pitiful revenge and littleness of minds to which I enunciation is scarcely intelligible. There is not a person should hope there are but few sparallels in the history, of on the establishment who can sing a song decently. And distinguished tyrants.' And what was, Cherubini's una as for Constance and Celeste' they will scarcely go down pardovable offence Why, merely thisn when Citizen even with the gallery." Then as to the performances. As General Bonaparte was talking absurdly and dogmatically yet only

y three dramas and an interlude have been perabout music in a company where Cherubini was present, formed—not because of their decided success and attracthe artist told him that “ he was entitled to talk of tions, but because there were no others at band. The military affairs, which het wieletslood so well; but that he music of one piece Kad been sent down, the parts of anshould leave music to those who understood it!Napo- other, the wardrobe of a third, but amid this chaos of leon never forgot nor forgave this remark; and, when theatrical íricongruities the head even of 0. Smith got emperor, he visited Cherubint with despotie persecu- pazzled. The effect of this bad generalship will, we fear, tion ! But to return to Spontini, and ** Eat Vestale." be deeply felt by the Adelphi. Its audiences already are In 1819 I resided for aboat six months in Parisk' and at much thinner than its novelty ought in the course of that time I was made'acquainted tvith dhe piece of secret things to attract." 'And the management will learn too history to which I bave ahadet. F“ i tell the tale as'twas late that it is much more easy to launch a vessel than to told to me," and from the squarter whence Poreceived it, get her off the reef. We have attributed the comparative and of names of eminent

I'do 'hot' liberty ), I had no doubt or statement. I was

Where are Mrs Fitzwilliam and Mrs Yates? Where

sptro- Reeve, Buckstone, and the rest ? duced to Cherubini;

We now turn to muster the force of the company, Vestale to set to musiş, aj that Cherubini, generously There are Murray, Mason, and Pritchard, of whom we wishing to serve him, desired., bim 19 set the opera to need say nothing, with others of our old friends, some music in the best way he could, and to bring it to him, of whoin (as for example Stoker) we had as lief the when he would revise it and give him his, advice. manager had sbaken off

. First on the list of new Spontini, it seems, did so, and Cherubini yot, only re comers stands Miss Dály, a clever and pleasing actress, vised the whole

, but, „re-wrote a great part of it, and Her performance of the passionate scenes in the Wreck gave such instructions to Spontini as enabled him to | Ashore, was marked with good sense and deep feeling bring out a most successful opera il 6.t"La, Vestale.there was 'no exaggeration but intense power. Supposing all this to be accurately true, towhich I have trifle called " Lying made Easy," she has shown that she no reason at present to doubty--the history places that can look sparkling and easy." Still, however, we like excellent artist

, and most respectable man, Cherubini, in her better in the mob.cap than in the satin gown. Miss án admirable point of view+ak the kind and disinte- Crisp is a nice naive looking girl, a pleasing waitinge rested benefactor of a brother-artist in time af need—as maid, and a pretty young wife for an elderly gentleman. the generous friend of a young and ingenious man, who Miss C. Crisp is good-looking, and a clever actress, but had none so powerful to help him at that time as Cheru- there is sometimes a degree of 'hardness about her perbini. This is the true aristocracy of talent !" From the formance. Mrs Daly is very energetic. To turn to the little that I knew of Cherubini (I saw him only three gentlemen : 0. Smith is a fine face and figure for bravos, times, and had only about twenty minutes' conversation demons, and such like.' His personation of Grampus in with him each time), I could easily imagive him to be a the Wreck Ashore, was startling from its cool tone of kind friend, but a formidable enemy. He is a spare man, resolute practical villainy; his Vanderlecken, grim as about five feet eight inches in height,--dark complexion, “him we daurna name;" bis Arab chief, in the French good featuresma grave settled expression of countenance Spy, full of power and energy. Hemmings is a good -rather melancholy,calm and gentlemanlike manners actor, somewhat in Pritchard's lipe ; his young farmer, -shy and retiring. He is a native of Romagna, I believe; Walter Barnard, pleased us more than any thing of the at least so I learned from his intimate friend and school- | kind we have seen for years. Gardiner, although no


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fpt. In tears'the benters it, WEEKLY REGISTER OF CRITICISM AND BELLES LETTRES. 389 thing particular, is not a bad fellow. Of Gibson, Brown, Thy hurricane charges 'twas vain to repel; Morris, and the rest, we have nothing particular to say. Undaunted, no dangers thy spirit could quell;

The scenery of the Edinburgh Adelphi is good—the And the tyrant beheld, in the sons of Fingal,
stage-management such as supports Mr 0. Smith's high An end to his empire-a path to his fall!
reputation in that department. The dresses look as if
they had been tolerably well used in London before their | 'Tis past dark eclipse hath his destiny met,
transmission to this Hyperborean region.

And the star of Napoleon for ever is set :-
ALFRED." Oh! why on the last of his fields pour'd he not

Hiw life with his bopes out, and hallow the spot ?

Then the thunder's of battle his death-dirge had wailid ;

Then only o'er dust had his foemen prevail'd;
And spared to derision the lesson had been,

How the mighty could stoop to a fortune so mean!

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By Delta.
iit ** 411 'Tis past and the daring are scatter'd like deer

wine Prussia gives thase, with her hand on her spear ; 'Tis Waterloo's morn! since that terrible day, inte ens

On'moor vro'er mountain, by valley or wood,
To the past sixteen summers have glided away, : 2.11 Neither stop the pursuere, nor stag the pursued ;
Brightest page of our national annals oh, fain

From midnight to morn Hash' the lightnings of Death, The patriot song would retrace thee again, agor you Thøsteed knows noktaligand the sabre do sheath, Would behold to the onset. Napoleon adyance,

17. 'Till oblation is made to each blood-shrieking shade, Wielding forth the Briarean sinews of France. in And hear what is murmur'd,on Wellington's, breath,

And the slaughters of Jena with vengeance repaid !

Il'onod bus state 90t of din 5 fot king To the British bands girding him— Victory of Death.!!

And yes'gallant slain, to give valoar its due, Hark! through the grey twilight, ’mid lightning and rain, ye peristi'd the world from a tyrant to free,

'Tis enough tliat pel fell at Tenownd Waterloo ; To the tread of the war hosts that rush o'er the plain, Evet hallow'd the bed of your glumbør shall be ; To the wail of the bugle, the murmurs of fear i bei uns To Liberty's footstephtis saereid's each name *** Near nearer the train»horse reels past with its car:

Is gruved on our pillar of national fame ;14041 The skirts of the hostile commingle įn war it is an

Aud sure is an epitaph proud/ that ye died

On Waterloo's field, and at Wellington's side!
Unsheathe for the combat! Oh, never hath been
Such a struggle the hosts of the mighty, between!

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18th June, 1831.

19 ) 940» (14110 & a Despoiler of Moscow ! make good now

att slit, fa 1- FAREWELL.hits 'Tis Wellington braves thee-'tis won now or lost! Thy throne is the stake; and, ere day sets in, heaven,

By Willidm"Wilson.

Å'11 di 471,prot 1611
Either he must prevail, or from thence thou art driven, FAREWELL ! that fond and love-fraught word,
If forward-thy glory no equal shall know ja!

1. Whose talismanic power in T. If backward-await thee but ruin and woe : No To Awakenis many a thrilling chord, boy Then hurra for the onsetto caution farewell,

ļ.632 Has shunbex'd till that hourst 'Tis the crown of the world, or, captivity's cell! jo 641 When, like a rich Æglian strain,

ti Affection gushes forth again. Lo! France rushes on-but the dash of her shock Is met, and repell’d as the wave by the rock.

'Tis heard

burrab, She cheers and she charges : the close is made known, 16.74 Whey, charging squadrons meet, By the crashing of corslet, the heaving of groan ;

And those who fall amid the fray The columns in darkness are veil 4 from the eye,

Are trodden under feet; And the bomb like a thunderbolt vaults through the sky,; From many å bosom gash'd and

gored The eagle shrieks down, with her proud plumage riyep ; Is mpan'd, that one love-breat

love-breathing word. But the banner of Britain flaps calmly in heaven !

i*Before the
Ho! rally again, baffled legions of France ;
Once more to the charge like a tempest advance;
Rave on like a whirlwind resistless, and bowy

14 stWhen wings his batk awayTo the red mire of carnage the necks of your foe

-91 Upon the whitening stirge'swell, Forgot are your glories ?-remember the bays

He fings to home his fond farewell.

ut min liling a noqo ot pants Ye pluck'd on Smolensko's and Austerlitz' days;

When o'er the ship with wrathful roar Think of Lodi and Jena ; remember Eylay, ..

** The blackening waters boom, When the heart's-blood of Prussią san red on the snow,

Ina Shrouding tho fated seamen oler

!!! Their winding sheet and tomb ; They cheer and they charge—but 'tis useless and rain

Then; high above the tempest's yell,
The riderless steed gallops wild o'er the slain :
The smoke clears away and there rooted appear

Is heard their anguish-shriek'd farewell.
The bright beaming banner, the bayonet, and spear,

By the believer's bed of death Hark! a shout from yon ranks, that in silence were 1 If Ibou hast ever stood, veil'd,

And mark'd how calmly firm his faith, And at once the assailants become the assail'd;

How tranquil was his mood; For revenge to the dreadful encounter they come,

His spirit longs with God to dwell, As the sea beats the river-stream backward in foam,

Yet lingers still to say farewell! Then, chivalrous England, thy valour shone bright;

The exile weeping on the deck, Tben, Erin, thy vengeance pour'd down in its might;

While gazing on his homeBut chiefly, 0 Albion, empurpled with gore,

Now slowly lessening to a speck, Flash'd thy proud waving tartans, and thirsty claymore :

Now lost amid the foam

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except the compiler of this prospectus, who may for any thing we

know to the contrary be Mr Macvicar himself.--A new religious Maria breathe that mournful word.

Annual, entitled the Amethyst, is to be started in Edinburgh this Thou sweetly melancholy sound,

year, under the auspices, we believe, of Mr Oliphant. The sucress Composed of sobs and sighs ;

of" "The Olive Branch, under the disadvantages of an inelegant Giver of many a cureless wound,

exterior, and far inferior talent to that which we know to be

engaged in the new candidate for public favour, proves that there No skill can cicatrice;

is room for such a work.—Colonel Negris has ready for the press Breaker of many a blissful spell

a new edition of Herodotus, and intends, if it should meet with All-all must breathe thy name- Farewell! success, to offer to the British public, during his stay in this coun.

try, a series of carefully revised editions of the principal Greek LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

classics; the first published in Europe by a native Grecian for

upwards of a century. The work by the late author of Anastasius, entitled “Essay on CHIT-CHAT FROM GLASGOW.—The premiums have been decided the Origin and Prospects of Man," which was reported to have as to our proposed rivalry of Pere la Chase. An Edinburgh been suppressed, will appear shortly.

artist has carried off the palm-a Mr David Bryce.—The Cricket The University of Oxford having undertaken the publication of Match between Edinburgh and Glasgow excites considerable ex. the ancient Wycliffite versions of the Scriptures (comprising both pectations here. It is to be, as I have before said, on the anni. the Old and New Testaments), any information respecting MSS. versary of the battle of Waterloo. A dinner follows of course. of these versions, existing in private hands, is solicited by the A rising artist-Mossman-has finished a very clever bast in Editors—the Rev. J. Forshall, and Frederick Madden, Esq. of the marble of our distinguished townsman, Hamilton, the classical British Museum.

architect of our new Exchange. I trust it will find a niche in A very limited number of copies are printing in quarto of a that splendid building, which, like St Paul's to Wren, will be his grammar of the Turkish language, by Mr Arthur Lumley Davids.

noblest monument, but will now fitly be so if adorned with his The biography and speeches of the Right Hon. William Hus semblance. kisson are about to be published.

MEETING OF FENCERS. —Mr Johnston's Assault took place last Messrs Black and Young have undertaken the publication of Dr Saturday. Several spirited passages d'armes took place between Grundling's body of Anglo-Saxon MSS.

some of Mr Johnston's pupils and amateurs. He himself showed The Author of the Castilian is nearly ready with a satirical off in several assaults to great advantage ; particularly

in his novel, entitled “ London and Paris."

match at single-stick with Mr Quintin. The result of the prize We see announced, a translation of the Agamemnon of Æschylus, fencing proves incontestably, that the art of fence depends neither by John S Harford, Esq. It is to be illustrated by a dissertation on length of arm, nor sheer muscular strength; it being gained on Grecian Tragedy, and outlines from ancient gems; and to cor. by Mr F. N. French, a young gentleman who has not yet comple. respond with Regens's Italy.

ted his fourteenth year. The masterly manner in which this young Proposals are issued for publishing, in about six numbers, a gentleman executed his various seints surprised us not a little. series of subjects from the paintings and drawings of J. and P. Indeed, considering his success over so many formidable rivals, six Stephanoff, to be engraved on stone by the former.

in number, we have no hesitation in saying, that were his size and Harvey's picture of the Covenanters is engraving in mezzotinto, strength equal to the science he possesses, he would be among the by Bromley.

best fencers our country can boast of. Professor Wilson, in preThe fifth volume of Allan Cunningham's Lives of the most emi. senting the prizes, took occasion to compliment Mr Johnston upon nent British Painters is ready for the press. It contains, along his system of tuition, which had been so well exemplified that day with lives of Lawrence, Raeburn, Bonnington, Harlow, Copley, in the exhibition of the pupils generally. The prizes were an ele &c. the biographies of the earlier Scottish painters-Jamesone, gantly mounted small-sword to Mr F. N. French. A pair of prize Ramsay, and Runciman. There are doubts as to whether this foils to Mr Mein, of Foye Lodge, Dumfries-shire, and a similar volume will complete the work.

premium to Master Mackenzie of Applecross. ASTRONOMY.—Sir J. South has completed his revolving obser Theatrical Gossip.—The death of Mrs Siddons is the event which vatory. It is composed of cedar wood, moved by a variety of chiefly occupies the thoughts of the theatrical world. Although wheels, and weighing altogether six tons, yet a power of sixteen so long retired from the stage that a generation has grown up pounds will move it. The mechanism of this part is the invention which knows her as an actress only by reputation, her name is of Brummell, jun. The celebrated twelve-inch objective glasses too closely connected with the glory of the British stage not to of Guineaud, are in the hands of Tully, the optician, to fit them have excited a strong emotion. Is the roll of mighty players to a tube twenty feet in length, constructed by Troughton; it is made up! We seem to have fallen into the dregs of timemoved by clock-work, and thus follows the course of a planet, Kean has been performing Lear, to a numerous auditory at the allowing the same facility of observation that could be afforded City Theatre. Few of his supporters are yet known to fade, were the star a stationary object. Planets have been subjected to but there is no doubt that amid the rivalry and collision of the observation by this glass with a magnifying power of 1400. The numerous new Theatres springing up in London, lies our only observatory, altogether, is said to be most perfect.

chance of a supply of fresh talent for the stage. The patent és Richard LANDER.—This enterprising traveller and his brother tablishments, with their jealousies and chicaneries, are « like the arrived in Portsmouth about ten days ago. The brother has been great vision of the guarded mount" to aspiring genius.---Wallack, ill nearly the whole time of their journey.—Richard is in good stage-manager at Drury Lane, has got into disgrace with the health, no white man ever descended the Niger before them, authorities. It appears that he allowed a benefit play-bill to an. in the memory of any of the inhabitants, or according to any tradi. nounce Mr Kean's appearance for one night only, “by permis tion among them. The journal of their progress has been pre sion of John Kemble Chapman, Esq., of the City Theatre.” The served in a complete state, and will speedily be put to press.

lessees are afraid that this may, in their law proceedings against LONDON.—The British Gallery will open in a few days with an

the minors, be twisted into a concession of the right of the latter exhibition of ancient paintings, liberally communicated by their to perform the regular drama. It is a difficult point in the inter. proprietors. During the exhibition of modern paintings at the national law of these great states, and Alfred, we understand, British Institution, 110 pictures have been sold, the united prices proposes to discuss it in a thick quarto.--A tragedy of the name of which amount to L.5318, 9s. The profits arising from the ex. of “ Almanza," by a young gentleman, a student of Trinity Col. hibition of Sir T. Lawrence's works, amounting to L.3000, have lege, has been favourably received at Dublin. Madame Vestris been presented to his family.--The Rev. William Holwell Carr is there at present.--Knowles' Alfred has had an enthusiastic rehas bequeathed his valuable collection of ancient paintings to the ception at Liverpool. “Cinderella," although it continues to be National Gallery. The building in which that valuable collection acted, does not draw large houses. Miss Turpin is performing at is deposited, has already become too limited to contain all the pic the Theatre Royal. Signor Blitz (what a thundering medley tures possessed by the nation, nor are they free from danger ari. of German and Italian), a conjurer, i endeavours to attract the sing from the state of repair in which it is. — We regret to learn, public to the Liverpool Theatre by announcing that Lord Sandon, that the venerable Northcote is so ill as to afford little room for one of the candidates for the city, is to be present. The the hope of his ever being able to quit his room again.- London is signor allows any gentleman to discharge a gua loaded with music-mad,–Paganini, Rees, Hummel, and a long list of etceteras, marked balls at him, and engages to catch them “in his hands, or are keeping our ears on the stretch.

his face, or any part of his body.” “ Ladies need not be alarmed," EDINBURGH.-A somewhat mysterious brochure has been for. he thus concludes his intimation, " as the trick will not be per. warded to us, entitled “ Proposals for a new Scientific Journal, formed till the whole of the deceptions are finished." Does the with a statement of its principles." “ We call it mysterious, for signor believe that the only anxiety of the ladies will be lest he it has neither name of printer, nor reference to publisher or should be killed before the close of the performance, and thus editor. It is very neatly printed, and that is all we can say in its cheat them out of their money? What a high notion he must favour. It professes to adopt the leading features of a system entertain of their humanity:-A melodrama, entitled the French promulgated some time ago by a Mr Macvicar, of which we need Spy, has been produced at the Edinburgh Adelphi, and some addi. only say that nobody has yet been found able to comprehend it tional actors have arrived, but none of consequence.

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listic arts, to enable him to keep, after a fashion of his

own, a kind of account-book. He had naturally a good No. VIII.

ear and voice, and he cultivated the talent at little expense, by regular attendance upon the synagogue, and every

marriage or other high festival in his neighbourhood, Few people, we believe, have visited Frankfort on the where there was music, whether invited or not. Moses Maine, without going to see the street of the Jews. Al was at once acute, patient, and fawning. When he had though the fortifications of this imperial free city have set his heart upon a bargain, blows, abuse, cold silence-been razed, and the place where they stood planted with all were in vain. He was sure of it, even though the the finest shrubs, and intersected with pleasure walks- other party were a Jew as well as himself. although that noble street the Seile intersects the town His father, as he well might be, was proud of such a with its airy width, adorned with stately buildings in son. “ Little Mousje," he often said, “ would one day most of the others we seem still to walk in the middle be the greatest man in the street ;” and he was deterages. The streets are narrow, the houses on either side mined that no incentives should be wanting to excite him dusk with antiquity, and each story overlaps the one be

to give his talents full scope.

On the eleventh birthday, neath it, until only a narrow chink is left between the to which we have already alluded, he opened his heart by tops of the opposite dwellings, through which daylight a vast effort, gave the boy a glass of the balmiest Tokay may be discovered, but not the colour of the sky. Most after dinner, and in the evening took him to the gallery of the houses, too, have wide gates, opening either into a of the theatre to hear Mozart's Zauberflöte. Next day court-yard, or a huge cellar-like hall, dark, and paved was a Sunday, and he led the lad to all the most favourite with freestone. Some of the more ancient remind us of haunts of the gay world, and pointed out to him the rich cloisters, or of edifices constructed with a view to their dresses and merry faces of those who were walking up serving as places of refuge, or being made tenable after and down the gardens, or carousing in the arbours, or the city had fallen into the hands of an enemy. The dancing beneath the linden-tree, or arriving or departing Juden Gasse has its full share of these peculiarities, with in their carriages. All these fine things, which he had this addition, that the houses look dirty and dilapidated, shared or seen, the boy was told were to be had for money; the unpaved street is covered with mounds of filth, while, but then he must be wary, and sly, and industrious, and standing in the arched doorway, or swarming about the saving. passenger, a herd of ragged, unwashed, dingy, emaciated This lesson was not thrown away any more than the beings, with prominent staring black eyes, importune him first. Little Moses returned to his merchandise with with an incessant, loud, sharp-toned gabble, to buy or redoubled vigour. He now aspired to deal in lottery sell.

tickets, formed one of a company for insuring such as In this street Moses Martin first saw the light-if engaged in that hazardous speculation against loss, assolight it can be called, which, from its solidity and dingi- ciated himself to the smugglers. Caution, however, and ness, seemed as much tinged with dirt as every thing timidity—of which he bad received a most disproporaround it. As soon as little Moses could waddle alone, tionate share from the kindly hands of nature_ kept him or wag his tongue in that damning peculiarity of tone, and from engaging in any undertaking where violence was perversion of vowels and consonants, which cling to the likely to be had recourse to; and his tricky disposition Jew in every language, marking him at once for an alien, suggested so many ways of evading the police, who were, his fond parents (let us do justice to an outcast and de- moreover, less on their guard against so mere a boy, that graded race-much though natural perversity and a long he was never detected. As he was always successful, series of cruel and contumelious oppression have stained and made a point of never contradicting or thwarting his the character of the Israelites, for the deep devotion of rude companions, they began to entertain a kind of affamily affection they are unequalled by any people) sedu- fection for him, in which wonder at his dexterity, and lously laboured to impress upon his infant mind the love contempt for his cowardice, were strangely mingled. Still of money for itself alone, and a knowledge of all the little he was only a Jew; and these lawless men, who, though tricks by which a man in bargaining may overreach his they never had received one moral or religious lesson, neighbour, without exposing himself to the charge of dis- and were enured to scenes of dishonesty and blood, called honesty.

themselves Christians, because their fathers were supAs soon as he was fairly breeched, he was presented posed to have been so, treated him with slender cerewith a six-creutzer piece, which he was told was a capi- mony. tal wherewith to commence trade. His first speculations By hook and by crook, Moses scraped together so in old buttons, broken glass, horn-shavings, and dirty much money, that he was able, in his twentieth year, to rags, were eminently successful.

His stock of mone

open a shop of all wares in one of the comparatively clean gradually increased, and by the time he had reached his streets in the neighbourhood of his native Goshen, into eleventh year, he was already looked upon as a promising which the redundant Jewish population had been allowed, old-clothes merchant. He had before this discovered the under the auspices of the tolerant spirit of the eighteenth utility of arithmetic and writing, and by dint of incessant century, to overhow. It happened, about this time, that importunity bad wrung piecemeal from one or other of one of the brothers, who have since, by their ready comhis elder associates, enough of the secrets of these caba- | mand of funds, raised themselves to be masters of the

kings of Europe, piously devoted the synagogue to bolster flowery as those of the heroes with whom Miss Rachel's up the Holy Alliance, and been made Knights Grand reading was conversant ; but he offered a good establishCrosses of the Legion of Hanover-was upon a tour ment, and that was fully as much to the purpose. They collecting money, with a view to making one of their were married in a few months, and their union was earliest speculations in the funds. It may be remarked | blessed in due time with two fair daughters, who were here, that these Hebrew monarchs are not so much educated exactly as their mother had been before them. wealthy in themselves, as the depositaries and wielders of His new relation called into life feelings that had hithe collective riches of the children of Israel. Moses therto slumbered in Moses's bosom. Like all his tribe, was by this time regarded by his tribe as a person of he was passionately fond of his family. But he was substance. He was, of course, honoured by a visit from more ; he was proud of their accomplishments, and he the great man.

even acquired a taste for their favourite pursuits. He Moses's little hoard was destined to become one of the paid more attention to his person, kept a splendid house tiny brooks that swelled the ocean of the other. He and equipage, was regular in his attendance on the opera, gained by this not only a safe deposit for his wealth, but drank sweet wines, and sucked comfits, and even labourwhat was more—an idea of the possibility of accelerating ed with infinite difficulty through three of Kotzebue's his rise in the world. He put himself to school with an plays, and two of the thousand-and-one imitations of old rabbi, in order to improve his writing and arithme- Werther. Both he and his wife, however, were keen in tic, and bribed a banker's clerk of his own nation to money matters as they were luxurious, and his wealth initiate him into the mysteries of book-keeping by single continued to increase. and double entry. He now commenced banker on a Frankfort was a gay place when the elder Miss Martin small scale, still, however, keeping a keen eye to his shop. attained her seventeenth, and the younger her sixteenth By degrees, his usurious transactions increased in magni. year. The Prince Primate, the head of the Confederatude, and he ventured to speculate in the carrying trade. tion of the Rhine, held his court there, and the town He now thought himself rich enough to pay the six was filled with officers and young diplomatists of all creutzers which his father had advanced him to begin countries. Martin's entertainments were rich and splenbusiness with, and to give him one glass of Tokay in return did, and of course frequented by all the idle young noblefor that which had been administered to such excellent men, who praised Madame's taste and execution, and purpose. Nay, some even assert, that he was liberal Alirted with the young ladies. The happiness of the enough to present the old gentleman with a pair of family was not, however, without alloy. They were inbreeches, which he had bought speck and span new, and cessantly reminded, by some cross-grained accident or only worn for six months. Now, also, he thought he another, that they belonged to a despised caste. The might venture to enjoy life a little, so he changed his ladies did not accept their invitations, nor were they inshirt once a month, treated bimself every fortnight to a vited to the innumerable fêtes of the nobility and chief glass of some sweet liqueur, smoked tobacco which did not merchants. The very beaux who were so frank and create an absolutely pestilential smell in the room, and agreeable in their own house, recognised them with a once in every summer took a pleasure-drive with other distant stateliness at public places. Our fair friends besix in a calash built to hold four.

gan to grow fretful and waspish, and to project a thouMoses was universally admitted by the elders of the sand chimerical schemes for establishing themselves in tribe to be an eligible match; and as he was now advan- society. cing towards his thirtieth year, the Jewish world was A secret council was held, to take into consideration the hushed in awful suspense, watching upon whom his choice expediency of becoming Christians, in hopes that they might would fall. Rachel Fiedel was the sixth daughter of afterwards be received into good company. Moses, whose wealthy parents. Her father had made a fortune by reason and taste had not been so highly cultivated as those contracting to furnish the Duke of Brunswick's army of his wife, and who was consequently rather a narrowwith provisions when it marched into Champagne. Old minded man on some points, felt startled. It is true, Fiedel had managed to obtain security for his advances, that he had attended the synagogue at first for the music, but these advances he forgot to make. The duke re- afterwards because it was his custom, and in the latter turned in too great a hurry to have leisure to enquire days of his prosperity not at all. Still there was someinto the matter, and by the time the importunate rascals thing dreadful in the thought of abandoning his religion, of French generals left him a moment to breathe, Fiedel although to him it was but a name. The lady, however, had disposed of the pledges for double their value. By was of a more bold and free spirit. She had Nathan the the time the courts gave a decision against him, his capi. Wise, Kotzebue's Knight Templar, and Voltaire's Printal was sufficiently increased to enable him to pay his cess of Babylon, at her fingers' ends, and she pelted great forfeits without any sensible diminution of his fortune. lumps of them at her husband's head most perseveringly

Fiedel was a man superior to the prejudices of his na and unmercifully. The two young angels, who thought tion, and he resolved that his daughters should be taught they had been long enough martyrs to their religion, and all the most fashionable accomplishments. They learned who, in confidence be it said, believed their sufferings on to draw, to sing, to play on all sorts of instruments; and its behalf to exceed by many degrees those of any martyr they read all the most fashionable novels and plays. They who ever lived, chimed in with mamma. There was were plump lively girls, with clear brown complexions, something extremely pretty in the volubility with which black eyes and hair. They were extremely sentimental, they passed from enunciating the profound philosophical and spoke Jewish-German in all its purity. Miss Ra- axiom—that “religion was a feeling of the heart, and chel, if she had ever noticed Moses at all before he emer alike under all forms,” to a pathetio reminiscence of the ged from his poverty, must have done it with as much late refusal they had encountered, when applying for hauteur as the best Christian baroness of eighteen quar- tickets of admission to the grand rout given by the Printers; but matters had now assumed a different aspect, cess of

And Mira said, that there was a great and when her father announced his wish that she should deal in Stolberg's and La Motte Fouqué's view of the marry him, she dutifully acceded to his desire, with Roman Catholic Church ; and Zara said, when we are something less than reluctance.

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will not look so distant An old female relation, who had some money lodged when we meet him coming from parade, and Miss Von with Moses, was employed to hint to him the conquest Albert will not turn up her stumpy little Christian nose he had made. Under her tuition, he acquired boldness; at us. We cannot say that Moses was convinced, but the and one day, having carefully washed, combed, shifted, women stuck to their point with true feminine pertinaand scented himself, he made his bow at Madame Fie city, and Jewish volubility; and, by degrees, the idea of del's soirée. His addresses were neither so tender nor so the change lost its novelty, and he grew reconciled to it.

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