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full, nothwith standing the dreadful weather. A third of the termination of their joint four years' travels through the houses are occupied by five numerous English fami- Greece, and the meeting of the friends at Rome, partly lies, who have been here for two months. Among them in studies relative to the antique and the arts at Rome, are some persons more celebrated and honoured in these and partly in a journey to Sicily, where he took the most parts for their beneficence than for their great wealth. accurate measurements of the largest temples and ruins Lord E. attracted by the accounts of the wonderful effects of of theatres, particularly at Agrigentum and Syracuse. the waters, finds himself much benefited by the use of them. “ The great architect Cockerell,” says a letter from General Crawford, second husband of the Duchess of New Rome, possesses an incomparable treasure of ancient uncasile, is here for the second time. Fourteen years ago published inscriptions. His drawings of Greece surpass he was cured in Bareges of a dreadful fit of the gout, and every thing that we have yet seen from that land of the out of gratitude to the Divine Author of Nature, and as a Gods. He has lately made an attempt to arrange the charitable gift to the unfortunate, he founded an annual celebrated groupe of the family of Niobe, as it might revenue in perpetuity of 50 pounds sterling for the poor have stood in the frontispiece of a temple, and has sufferers who seek relief in the Royal Hospital here. The represented his idea in a well etched print of his own following is a pleasing anecdote of the noble lord above doing. Many persons however do not approve of it, bementioned, which shows at once bis wealth and his gene- cause the size and number of the figures would require an rosity. Last week he took it into his head to send for immense frontispiece, and consequently an uncommonly one of the first dentists in Paris, to put his teeth in order. large temple; and as the countenances are besides almost The dentist comes, examines his lordship's mouth, finds all turned upwards, it does not appear how they could be that nothing is nece

cessary to be done to it, says, “My Lord, seen from below.” Professor Bronstedt delivered in the since your mouth frequently with vinegar and water,' and winter 1815 to 16, according to a printed prospectus, gets again into his carriage to return 160 leagues and lectures upon bis journey to Greece, which were attended more to Paris, with 150 Louis-d'ors, which his lordship by Bishop Munster, and many other distinguished perpresents him for having given him so much trouble in sons, but dwelling too long on the first part of bis yain. This is surely a truly characteristic English anec- journey in Lower Italy and Epirus, which was uncomdote.”

monly interesting, he could not finish his account in this Pompei.--Letters from Naples state, that there is course, and promised his auditors another course in the every reason to hope that the excavations which are pro- winter of 1816 to 17, unless he should depart for Rome secuted with the greatest activity in the ruins of Pompeii

, before that time. As all the travellers have engaged not to will soon lead to important discoveries. The operations publish any part of their travels separately, it would be carrying on in the interior of the forum, have already be. dishonourable to make any public use of these verbal gun lo lay open a Peristyle of six columns, wbich is doubt-communications. But from a letter which Bronstedt less part of a temple. The Minister of the interior, and wrote from Copenhagen on 8th April, 1816, to M. Privy the Chevalier Arditi who directs the excavations, have in Counsellor Wolf in Berlin, and which the latter has printed consequence of this discovery ordered the number of the in the first number of the Literary Journal, it seems that workmen to be increased. The portico round the Arena of the travellers mean to follow an entirely new plan in tha the Amphitheatre is already entirely uncovered. M. publication of their valuable collections. The work will Padiglione, a skilful artist, is commissioned to make a contain chiefly representations of the admirable works of model in miniature of this monument.

sculpture found by them at Athens, Ægina, Phigalia, &c. Further discoveries are also making at Rome, in exca- numerous architectural drawings, and an historical descripvating round the ruins of the Temple of JUPITER STA- tion and explanation of the antiquities, the copper-plates TOR, where the Literati have gained a treasure in some of which are to be engraved by the first artists in Rome, inscriptions which fill up the biatus in the consular annals under the eye of the travellers. Separate Numbers are between the years 290 and 300. A. U. C.

to be published upon the principal places. Thus the Number Ægina or Salamis, will contain every thing new or

important which they have to communicate concerning TRAVELS IN GREECE.

those islands, in respect either to history or the arts; in By the latest accounts we learn, that Messrs. Von the same manner the Number Chios, or Pligalia. The Stackelberg, Von Haller, Bronstedt and Cockerell, are other Danish traveller, Dr. Koes, died in the island of Row at Rome, where they had mutually engaged to each Zante, while his friend and brother-in-law Bronstedt was other to meet, in order to deliberate on the publication in Asia Minor; and though his fine collection of medals of their travels on an entirely new plan. Connoisseurs was lost after his death, all his papers came into Bronhave seen with admiration the richly furnished portfolios stedt's hands. The latter will direct what relates to the of the accomplished nobleman. Von Stackelberg, who ancient topography, accompanied with copious observanot only is a master in the art of landscape drawing, and tions on the manners and language of the modern Greeks, designing after the antique, but has executed most beauti- partly from his own MSS. and partly from those of fully in black chalk, several ingenious historical composi- Koes, which latter had applied with admirable zeal to tions, and also designed all the costumes of those coun- researches upon the music of Greece, the results of wbich tries, and collected a great many hitherto unknown will be highly interesting to the learned world. All these inscriptions, and medals. M. Von Haller remained in in a number of Archäological and Philological observa. Greece after his fellow travellers had left it, and was still tions which he wrote down ou that classic soil, will form at Constantinople in the beginning of the sunimer. Mr. a part of that great work, and become the most worthy Cockerelt employed the interval that elapsed between monument to the honor of their great author, whose grave is

dow covered by a simple marble stone, on which some GOETTINGEN. There are near 1000 students at this
lines of Honier are inscribed. .

University, which, under the care of the minister Von
DEUX-PONTS LIBRARY.

Arnswald, who zealously promotes its interests, and
It is with justice that the university of Heidelberg re- under the immediate protection of the bighest authorities
joices at the restitution of a considerable part of the cele- in England, maintains its ancient reputation with more
brated Palatine Library, in consequence of the victories lustre than ever. It possesses in Welker an Archäologist
of the Allies, and of the subsequent application of the who is capable of continuing Heyne's lectures in that de-
Emperor of Austria, and the King of Prussia to his Holi-partment, according to the latest ideas and researches in
ness the Pope. But not to mention the large proportion that branch, and has just acquired in the younger Eich-
of the Heidelberg Library which the Pope could not be horn, from Berlin, a most distinguished jurist.
prevailed upon to restore, there are still lying in France PROTEUS ANGUINEUS.-Configliacchi, Professor of
buried in dust and oblivion, many valuable effects, be Physics in the University of Pavia, lately made a scientific
longing to the countries on the Rhine, which await the tour through Germany, and exhibited to the learned,
hour of their deliverance. Among these the Library is among other things he had, in a bottle filled with water,
worthy of being mentioned, which the learned Duke of a living Proteus Anguinens. It is well known that this
Deux Ponts, John I. founded in his capital in the 16th amphibious animal, (which is of the lizard kind, first de-
century.

scribed by Von Schreiber of Vienna, in 1801, and since This Library, tbough little known in foreign countries, subjected by Cuiver to a particular anatomical examiwas highly interesting to science on account of its intrin- nation,) has been often considered merely as an incomplete sic value. Deux Ponts, indeed, suffered severely in the Larva. It has no determined organs of sex; and thouga 30 years' war, and many of the treasures of learning were it has the internal construction of an eye, yet it has no lost or destroyed by the fury of the soldiery, yet still 5000 real eyes, but has, at the same time, gills and lungs. volumes of books and all the MSS. belonging to this Li-About six months ago Configliacchi in his journey through brary was saved. The latter were particulary impor- Carinthia, (where alone these animals have hitherto been tant, as they regarded the history of the Palatinate and found, concealed in boggy subterraneous holes), sucBavaria; they contained many rare articles, collected by ceeded in catching four of them at once in the grotto of the learned Prince and his successors. For these 150 Adelsberg. He sent three of them to Italy to be anatoyears these valuable works have been lost to Germany and mically prepared and preserved in spirits of wine; the to the sciences. Louis XIV, expelled Frederick Louis, fourth he cried with him alive during the whole Duke of Deux Pouts, occupied his capital, and in 1677, journey. when his troops could no longer keep their ground, ASTRONOMY.--Two works by the great Astrondiner, caused the city to be plundered and ravaged, and John Hieronymus Schroeter, who died on the 29th of the Liberary with all the MSS., to be conveyed in 16 August at Lilienthal, have been published. He edited waggons 10 Rheims, in Champagne, when he made a pre-them himself shortly before his death. 1. Observations sent of them to the Archbishop of that city. Notwith- upon this grưat Comet of 1811, with 4 plates; and 2. standing all the changes that the French Revolution has the second part of his Hermographic Fragments, which produced, it is most probable that the greater part of contains also Observations on the planet Vesta, with 5 this Library is still to be found at Rheims or Paris, and it plates. In the preface, the excellent may describes in were to be wished, that by the intercession of some an affecting manner his revival to new activity in his powerful mediator, these literary treasures like those of temple consecrated to the Deity, after the entire ruin of Heidelberg, might be at length restored to their native his properly, and his scientific establishments." In soil.

consequence of a barbarous sentence, which was executed WINTER FOGs. It has recently been ascertained that with the most idhuniani fury, the wholly innocent village these fogs contain a great proportion of water, but not in of Lilienthal was burnt down without any previous a condenser state, being kept suspended by the opposing enquiry. I lost the whole of my household furniture, powers of the electric fluid, with which it is charged. A with a great loss for the booksellers of Europe, namely, convincing proof of it was afforded by a curious meteoro- the only magazine of all my works and writings, which logical occurrence in Westphalia, where, the fog being was in the house of the High Bailiff.” (Mt. Schroeter driven by a gentle north-east wind against the trees, the himself filled this office.) We learn from a note, that in electric fluid was attracted, condensation and congelation this fire, kindled by French barbarians, the manuscript took place, and the largest trees were torn up by the of the second part of the Chronographic Fragments, which roots, by the preponderating weight of ice upon their Schroeter had almost entirely completed, as well as all branches.

his journals of the later years, were a prey to the flames. The hoar-frost is evidently a meteoric process upon the Schroeter's Observatory was indeed spared by the fire; but same theory; but'on a much smaller scale.

was a few days after broken open and plundered of every QUADRATURE OF THE CIRCLE.-The long disputed thing. Quadrature of the Circle is said to be at length discovered. Gruyters, a bookseller at Ruremonde, is going to publish BIBLE SOCIETIES. The Emperor Alexander has it in three languages, (French, Dutch, and Latin,) a work of terested himself so much in the distribution of the Sacred which the following is the title in French:“ La Quadrature Writiogs, that he has bestowed upon the Bible Association du Cercle, originelle, complette, et constante, inventée, ex. at St. Petersburg, a most magnificent building for the pliquée, et provée à évidence, de quatre maniores dif-purpose of conferences, and literary conveniences, iudeférentes, par J. Wilkenius Remus,"

pendent of upwards of 100,000 roubles at various periods.

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had almost said Veneration, for the Virtue and Genius of Mons. Rousseau. I assure your Ladyship there is no

Mau in Europe of whom I have entertain'd a higher Idea, DAVID HUME TO THE COMTESSE DE BOUFFLERS.

and whom I would be prouder to serve ; and as I find bis MADAM,-Had I the least propensity towards Super-Reputation very high in England, I hope every one will stition, the Incident your Ladyship mentions wou'd have endeavour to make him sensible of it by Civilities and by reviv'd that passion in me; and I shou'd certainly bave Services, as far as he will accept of them. I revere his imagin'd, that I was secretly attended by a Fairy, a Sylph, greatness of mind, which makes him fly Obligations and or a good Genius, who knew my inmost purposes and was Dependance; and I have the vanity to think, that thro' industrious to prevent my most earnest Intentions from the course of my Life, I have endeavour'd to resemble being frustrated. I was a short time in London last him in those Máxims. But as I have some connexions autumn, when I gave that Work to the Press, which your with men of Rank in London, I shall instantly write to Ladyship is pleased to mention; and having a great am-them and endeavour to make them sensible of the Honour bition, that it shou'd be convey'd to your hands, I spoke Mons. Rousseau bas done us in choosing an Asylum in to more than one Person to point out to me some sure England. We are happy at present in a King, who has a Method for that purpose, but was not able to satisfy | taste for Literature, and I hope Mons. Rousseau will find myself, before I was oblig'd to leave England. In this the advantage of it, and that he will not disdaiu to receive part of the World, I found that the War lay'd me under Benefits from a great Monarch, who is sensible of his still greater difficulties to procure a safe conveyance to Merit. I am only afraid, that your Friend will find his Paris: but whether any of my Friends, who knew the abode in England not so agreeable as may be wish’d, if he Uneasiness, which I had felt from these Disappointments, does not possess the Language, which I am afraid is the has been more happy in fulfilling my Intentions, is, what case: for I never could observe in his writings any marks I shall make it my Business to enquire; and I surely owe of his acquaintance with the English Tongue. him, whoever he be, the greatest obligations for executing The French Nation will soon regreat the Loss of so in my Behalf a Duty which I was so earnest to perform, great a man, and will be sensible, that it is some Dislionour and which nothing but Obstructions, arising from these to them to have lost him. We were in hopes, that Philosounhappy Hostilities between the Nations, cou'd have pre-phical Liberty had made greater advances in that Country; vented me from having the Honour to fulfill.

and such of us as have indulg'd the Freedom of the Pen, But, Madam, what new Wonder is this which your had need be careful how they entrust their Persons to Letter presents to me? I not only find a Lady, who, in such as profess these rigorous Maxims, and do not thinks the Bloom of Beauty and height of Reputation, can with-tbat any Indulgence is even due to Foreigners. I assure draw herself from the pleasures of a gay Court, and find

your Ladyship that this Reflection gives me some UnLeizure to cultivate the Sciences; but deigns to support leasiness: but I will not allow myself to think that I shall a Correspondence with a Man of Letters in a remote always be eondemned to admire you at a Distance, and that Country, and to reward his Labours by a Suffrage the most I shall never have an opportunity of enjoying that couveragreeable of all others to a Man who has any spark of sation, of whose charms I have heard such frequent generous sentiments or taste of true Glory. Besides these accounts. unusual circumstances, I find a Lady, who, without any other advantages than her own Talents, has made herself Mistress of a Language commonly esteemd very difficult

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS. to strangers, and possesses it to such a degree as might

MONSIGNY THE COMPOSER. give Jealousy to us who have made it the business of our MONSIGNY, who is well known in this country for his Lives to acquire and Cultivate it. I cannot but congra- compositions in the Deserter and other pieces, died, in tulate my country on this Incident, wbich marks the pro- Paris a few days ago at the advanced age of 88. The gress made by its Literature and Reputation in Foreign following article relative to his death is extracted from a Countries. My vanity would also suggest to me some Paris paper of the 19th. share in this happy event, did I not reflect that your Lady “ The justly celebrated composer to whom we are ship's Partiality towards my feeble Writings has proceeded indebted for the delightful music of Felix Le Roi et le entirely from the spirit of Disinterestedness, which I en. Fermier, &c. has just terminated his earthly career at a deavour’d to maintain in composing them. But the more very advanced age. The scores of Monsigny, who shares I must abate of self-conceit on this occasion, the more 1 with Philidor and Duni the honour of having opened in find myself oblig'd to redouble my sentiments of Gratitude France the road which Gretry so successfully pursued, and Respect towards your Ladyship, who have been are remarkable for their cheerful airs. Gretry in his pleased to confer so great an Honour upon me.

Memoirs renders this tribute of justice to Monsigny. I am, with the truest regard, Madam, Though he preceded Gretry on the Lyric scene, the Your Ladyship's ruost

, obedient and most bumble Servant, latter, with the Lyre in his band, first departed for the Edinburgh, 1 July, 1762.. DAVID HUME, dismal shore. Henceforth united, these immortal comP.S. So far I had wrote in Answer to your Ladyship's posers may renew in the shady realms of Pluto, the of the 29 of May, when I was again honoured with yours miracles of Orpheus. The performers of Feydeau who of the 14 of June. Good God! Madani, how much I re: are their direct beirs, (for ten years after the death of great my being absent from London on this occasion, Poets, and musicians, theatrical companies pay no tax which deprives me of an opportunity of shewing in Person to the legitimate heirs of authors) are about to explore my regard for your Recommendation, and my Esteem, Il without scruple their numberless chefs-d'oeuvre. We can

almost fancy that the composers of the Tableau parlant | herself as the queen of science, because her husband was and the Deserteur, are now repeating in Elysium, that acknowledged as sovereign among the critics. She boastbeautiful trio, several lines of which so well apply to ed she had for her husband the most learned of all the the theatrical proprietors.

nobles, and the most uoble of all the learned. Our good Nous vous nourirons."

lady always joined the learned conferences wbich he held “But these gentlemen cannot be accused of ingratitude. in his study. She spoke loud, and decided with a tone We yet remember the tears they shed in honour of of majesty. Salmasius was mild in bis conversation, but Gretry, on the very stage of the Opera Comique. Their the reverse in his writivgs, as our proud Xantippe condramatic grief served to inspire malicious song writers sidered him as acting beneath himself if he did not pour with the following couplet.

out his abuse, and call every one names.
Notre Amphion nous est ravi,
Nous venons de perdre Grétry,

The philosophical world lament the death of KLAP-
C'est ce qui nous derole.

Roth, the celebrated Chemist, on the 1st of this month. Mais tous les soirs, depuis ce temps,

Sir Gregor M'Gregor, whose services in the cause of the Nous pleurons pour cinq.mille francs,

patriots in South America are so recent, is the son of the C'est ce qui nous console.

late Captain Daniel M Gregor of Inverarderan, near Our Amphion's loss all hearts deplore,

Killin, Breadalbane, a very amiable man, and long an Since Gretry tunes his lyre no more,

officer in India. His mother was eldest daugbter of the And that's what makes us sad. But every night since his decease,

late Dr. Adam Austin, a physician of great respectability We weep for a hundred pounds a-piece;

in Edinburgh, and of the Hon. Ann Sempill, daughter of And that's what makes us glad.

the late Lord Sempill, by both of whom he is nearly relat“Wbilst the performers are preparing for their interested ed to many of the first families in England. Sir Gregor is apotheosis, M. Monsigny claims the regret of all who under thirty years of age. knew him, and lias left behind him the reputation of one of our best dramatic composers: he was born in 1729. PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES, His funeral was attended by a deputation from the insti

DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN. tute, to which he was admitted after the death of Gretry.” OXFORD.-The Congregations for Granting Graces and con

ferring Degrees, during the remainder of Lent Term, are apWIVES OF LITERARY MEN.

pointed for Th. and Sa. 6th, 15th Feb. W. F. Sa. 5th, 14th, and The ladies of Albert Durer, and Berghem, were both 29th March. shrews, and the former compelled that great genius to the The degrees are granted of M. D. on Joseph Ilurlock, B. N. bourly drudgery of bis profession, merely to gratify her of Wadham : B. C. L. Mr. Charles Mayo, St. John's ; ' N. A. own sordid passion. At length, in despair, Albert ran liam Sturt, Christ Church, William Hopkins, Oriel, George

Revds. William Wilson, Wadham, Grand Compounder, Wilaway from his Tisiphone : she weedled him back, and Cuminy Rashleigh, New College, Messrs. Edward More, and not long afterwards he fell a victim to her furious disposi- William Bradley, Brasennose ; and the Rev. Flenry Handley tion. He died of a broken beart! It is told of Berghem's Norris, M. A. of Peter House, Cambridge, is admitted ad wife, that she would vot allow that excellent artist to cundem. quit his occupation; and she contrived an odd expedient

CAMBRIDGE.-At the Batchelors of Arts commencement, to detect his indolence: the artist worked in a room 18th January, no less than 142 were admitted to that degree above her ; ever and anon she roused him by thumping a Queen's; 'Pembroke Hall, and Emanuel, io each. &c.

of these, there were 37 from Trinity; 31 St. Johns; 11 stick against the ceiling, while the obedient Berghem

The degree of M. A. has been conferred on Revds. Edward answered by staniping his foot, to satisfy Mrs. Berghem Owen, St. John's; A. Burnaby, Jesus, and Thomas Manners that he was not napping!

Sutton, Trinity. The wife of Barclay, author of The Argenis, consider The Revds. S. Carr, B.A., and J.B. Graham, B. A. of Queen's ed herself as the wife of a demi-god. This appeared are elected Foundation Fellows of that Society. glaringly after his death; for Cardinal Barberini having

The Mineralogical Lectures, by Professor Clarke, come erected a monument to the memory of his tutor, next to mence on the last Tuesday in February.

Highland SOCIETY.-Prince Blucher has accepted his hona the tonıb of Barclay, Mrs. Barclay was so irritated at this,

rary election.

At their last meeting, H. Mackenzie, Esq. that she demolished his monument, brought home his stated the progress of the Dictionary of Ancient Gaelic to be bust, and declared that the ashes of so great a genius as very flattering to Scottish Literature. Their fifth volume of hier husband should never be placed beside so villainous Transactions is ready for publication. a pedagogue.

GERMANY.-The Society of Emulation at LIEGE, lately The wife of Rohalt, when her husband gave lectures on crowned in a public sitting the successful Essay on the im

« T'he dethe philosophy of Descartes, used to seat herself on those portant subject offered for competition in 1813, viz.

struction of the Plants injurious to cultivation.” The successful days at the door, and refused admittance to every one candidate M. Yuart, Member of the French Institute, and shabbily dressed, or who did not discover a genteel air. Professor of Rural Economy at Alfort, was made an honorary So convinced was she that to be worthy of hearing the member, and an extraordinary medal was decreed to him. lectures of her husband, it was proper to appear fashionable. In vain our good lecturer exhausted bimself in

THE ITALIAN OPERA. telling her that fortupe does not always give fine clothes

KING'S THEATRE. to pbilosophers.

The Opera of Griselda, or La virtù in cimento, has been Salmasius's wife was a termagant ; and Christina said twice performed at this Theatre since our former report. As she admired bis patience more than his erudition, married it was brought out last season, we shall not detain our readers to such a shrew. Mrs. Salmasius, indeed, considered with an outline of its fable, which exhibits an innocent, sweet

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tempered peasant girl, married to an Italian Grandee, who has | Ballet has little to recommend itself. The Dancing is properly taken the whim, to put her attachment and obedience to a va- diversified and satisfactory, and the return of Monsieur and riety of severe tests, including a pretended divorce, and the Madame Baptiste, who have prominent parts in this Ballet, cruel mandate to dress, with her own hands, the nuptial bed has added considerably to the strength of the company. The for her supposed successor in the affections of her husband. All Figurantes, also, are numerous enough, expert, and well these trials she submits to, with a good grace and resignation trained. The mirror scene, in which Parisot once delighted truly surprising to persons of any matrimonial experience the visitors of this Theatre, has been revived in this piece, and Oh si sic omnes!—and, by way of reward, poor Griseida is once allotted, principally, to Madame Leon, who, with herdouble," more restored to her Lord's hed and board, upon which the affords an interesting spectacle of Saltatorian tactics. This chorus very properly proclaims the moral

scene is altogether neatly imagined; for the delusive reflection

is not confined to Madame Leon ; several other persons who “ Ed apprenda ogni allra moglie Da Griselda il suo Dover.”

pass by the mirror, casually as it were, having equally their the curtain dropping with a balanced whisper of pious “ Amens” image repeated by these mimic catoptrics. and indignant ejaculations of “ Stuff" from parties concerned

FRENCH DRAMA. among the audience. The Music of this Opera is at first somewhat languid and

THEATRE DE LA GAITE. heavy, but improves greatly in its progress, (as if the Composer, who, perhaps, is a married man, had gradually become

FIRST REPRESENTATION OF LA PIECE SANS A". sensible of the moral importance of his subject to the present

In this piece, which was lately brought out at the Theatre and future generations, so that, taken as a whole, Griselda, de Varietés, the letter A never once occurs. It resembles the although not the best of Paër's works, is certainly a fine com- literary absurdities conmon in the sixteenth century, when position. The part of Griselda introduced Madame Fodor for long potins were written in which a particular letter was somethe first time this season, on which occasion she was greeted times proscribed, and at other times compelled to appear at with the rapturous acclamations due to so acce

ccomplished a the conīmencement or middle of each verse. The authors had singer. This lady, in our opinion, unites almost every kind only to boast of creating for themselves a difficulty which it of excellency of which the art she professes is susceptible: a was no merit to overcome-Difficilibus nugis studere indulgenter beautiful voice, perfectly even in all its extent, great execu- stultissimum est. tion, and a chasteness of taste free from every species of man The author of the present piece, however, proesses to have derism and affectation. Her acting is equally natural, quite another object than that of reviving this barbarous taste. especially in the comic walk, in which, certainly, she appears on the contrary be announced in an advertisement his intento the greatest advantage.

tion thus :.-" I have calculated that the vowel a is found in Among her Songs in this Opera, she particularly excelled in nearly one-titird of the words which serve to express our ideas : the Duett with Naldi, “ L' Augel che sta sul nido." This mas- - let us then prove the richness of our language by producing terpiece of Paër, she sang with the same feeling of chaste sim- a piece from which that letter shall be excluded.” plicity, which inspired the pen of the composer: and the Re

According to the story, Don Roberto, of Seville, has a daughcitativo obbligato sa Griselda, with the succeeding Aria, ter, who, from some circumstances, not explained, has deterexcited the delight and admiration of the whole house. mined to marry Don Felix, a gentleman whom she has never

Signor Crivelli, as the Marchese, did not quite satisfy the seen. In order to turn her from this fancy, Don Roberto rehigh expectations which his previous performance in La Pene- solves to introduce to his daughter, under the name of Don lope had warranted us to entertain. He was not in such fine Felix, another man, whose business is to disgust her with voice; and in bis singing as well as acting, a sameness and the match. Don Felix, however, contrives to get himself languor were observable, which seemed to bespeak a dislike of introduced to Don Roberto under another name, and is employthe part, or indisposition. Mr. Naldi performed the old Shep. ed as his agent for the purpose the old gentleman has in view. herd with his accustomed humor and dramatic experience, This sort of intrigue is common enough to the stage, and it although upon the whole his conception of the character was may be supposed i hat its result, like that of every other of the not sufficiently in low life. As a buffo, he frequently appears same kind, was to be the marriage of the lovers; but the opto us too neat and genteel. In the old Gentleman he is always ponents of the piece were numerous and noisy, and it was not admirable. Madame Pasta gains on our favor : she showed heard to an end. In fact nothing could be more absurd than considerable humor in the part of Lisetta, and sang the the scenes which were suffered to be represented; and besides scoffing. Duett with Madame Fodor, in the second act, ex- the insipidity of the dialogue, the performers were constantly iremely well, although the scene was on her part susceptible embarrassed in their action from the fear of pronouncing the of a stronger degree of animation and jealous spite.-Our tatal vowel. One of the actresses on entering, said-Ces countrywoman, Miss Hughes, appeared for the first time on jeunes se sont amuses: perceiving that she had violated the the Italian Stage in the character of the Duchess. Her merits, anthor's rule, she quickly substituted divertis ; thus getting rid as a Concert-singer, are well known, and as an actress in a of the a without correcting the expression. foreign language, this debut was not unfavorable. In her comic It is singular enough that the author, who styles himself scenes a tinge of affectation was perceptible, which no doubt a man of letters, should have commenced hostilities on the first proceeded from a desire to do the utmost justice to her part, of all letters, and seek to banish with amour, beauté, graces, and which a greater familiarity with her present line will attraits. probably obliterate. A Bravura, apparently interpolated for The audience naturally thought that applauses and bravos her sake, was much applauded.-The Basso of Signor Angri- were proscribed by the spirit of the piece, and acting on the sani in the elaborate Finale, and other pieces in parts, was principle of the Lex Talionis, were sufficiently liberal in their effective and corrected: in his accompaniments he certainly application of hisses and off offs. appears to greater advantage than in single Songs.

The Ballet of La partie de Chasse d' Henri Quatre, produced last season, has also been twice performed this week. The

GERMAN DRAMA. story on which it is founded, has so frequently and in such various ways, been introduced upon the Stage, that the only

VANDYKE'S COUNTRY LIFE. By professor Böttiger. novelty in its re-appearance is the loyal turn of ideas which has To make anecdotes of painters the subjects of dramatic repreonce more brought ce Roi caillart into fashion with our neigh- sentation has been frequently attempted with success on the bours. In point of composition and invention therefore this smaller French theatres. This attempt has lately been cle

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