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The heart's warm current and the fancy's hope,

British Public first acquainted with several valuable productions Rusli, in glad tumult, to the eye and ear,

of the great German Masters; such as Mozart, Haydn, BeethoEach accent of the Hero's voice to catch,

ven, Winter, &c. The Selection from Haydn's Seasons, given And mark each gesture down in memory's book.

on Wednesday, comprised the most interesting pieces of that All as one, with gratulation wild,

Oratorio, which we deem inferior to the Creation. It is, like And uproar prond, they rend the vaulted skies, "Till hush'd to silence by his moving lips,

the latter, replete with puerile imitations of Nature : the Or

chestra whistles with the winds, murmurs with the brooks,

W. C.
And body bow'd in martial courtesy.

roars with the bull, chirps with the cricket, croaks with the THE INQUIETUDE OF MAN.

frog, all “ad naturam ;" in short, in his Oratorios, Haydn de1.

lights in scraping the fiddle with the painter's brush. The meThe sun is sinking in the west,

lodies, with few exceptions, are also deficient in pathos: they The groves, the ev'oing zephyrs fan;

are rather gentle, neat and tender, than sublime. So much for The happy beasts prepare for rest,

objections, which are counterbalanced by great merits. The And all is calm but man!

subjects of the Airs are frequently of the inost fascinating ele2.

gance, and the harmonies, above all, are distinguished by an Poor restless creature of an hour,

effective and elaborate richness, not to be surpassed. This is His longest life is but a span,

particularly the case in the admirable Choruses, where perhaps And yet that span fell cares devour, For never calm is man!

the great wind-instruments are allowed too free a scope. 3.

The performance of the “ Seasons” on Wednesday did great Thonghi bounteons Nature all has giv'n

credit to the Director, the Instrumentalists, and the Singers. To makė him best on wisdom's plan,

To render it more perfect, we presume to suggest the following A rebel 'gainst the will of Heav'n,

Observations. There appeared to be a want in the number or Still never calm is man!

J. R. the exertions of the Violins; in the Choruses, the piuno and

forte was not sufficiently observed, especially on the part of the PROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED SOCIETIES, Singers, and some of the pieces were taken too slow, such as DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN.

the air “With joy the impatient Ilusbandman” (the plagiarism Oxford.— Degrees of M. A. have been conferred upon Rev. of which from his own Symphony is uncreditable to lsaydn): R. Phelips, Christ Church, S. Jackson, Buliol, and Henry Hos- when led by Haydn at Vienna, was much more spirited.

also the Grand Chorus Endless praise,” the Tempo of which, kins, Oriel. Barchelor's Degrees have been conferred upon J. P. L. Fenwick, Esq. Grand Compounder, Corpus Christi

; luna minores.” She sang delightfully; in her ascending pas

Of the principal singers, Mrs. Salmon shone “velut inter stellas and Messrs. C. S. Stanhope, T. Williams, F. Eedle, Christ Church, J. D. A. Preston, Merton, J. Alington, G. T. Sinith, sages she generally and improperly, we think, terminates with Baliol," H. Middleton, Magdalen, J. Piccop, Lincoln, and Rev. Keppell we can only say that she exerted herself to do as well

a few staccato notes. Miss Goodall also sang well; of Miss T. H. Wilkinson, Exeter. The number of Determiners was 143.

as she was able. Mr. Pyne gave much satisfaction ; as also Mr.


would Collectors, Messrs. T. L. Hughes, Brazenose, and C. Web-Bellamy; but his manner is so formal, that a deaf

think him a preacher. ber, Christ Church.

The greatest curiosity of the evening was a Violin Concerto, CAMBRIDGE.—The Degrees of M. A. have been conferred

executed by Miss Tremearn, a young lady eight or nine years upon Rev. B. B. Stevens, Jesus, and T. Boys, Trinity. Batchelor's Degrees have been granted to W. P. Hammond, drawback ; but with all this

, we were so astonished with her

The difficulty of the key (four sharps) was a great St. John's, and J. II. Hughes, Emanuel, Esquires.

Three courses of Lectures have comnienced this week; Dr. proficiency, that we almost mistrusted our senses. Not only is Clarke's on Mineralogy; Dr. Haviland's on Anatomy and her execution truly wonderful for per years, but we perceived Physiology; and Mr. Pryme's on Political Economy.

indications of feeling and taste, and nerve, which we had before Paris.--It is understood that several large premiums will be thought utterly incompatible with so tender an age. She is a

musical prodigy. given this year to the Artists who produce the two finest pic

Monsieur Droüet's Flute Concerto and Variations were tures, and the two best statues in the approaching Exhibition. Two of these prizes are to be of 10,000 francs for historical equally a subject of gratifying wonder to the house. He showpictures, and statues of a large size. The two others will be ed, in the short time of his performance, all he could do, and, of 5,000 francs

. The Members of the Academy of the Fine as far as execution goes, inore, we believe, than ever was done Arts are not permitted to be Candidates, because they will be by any body else. To please, perhaps, the mixed audience of a the judges. It is expected that the prizes will be solemnly dis- Theatre, he was not sparing in the exhibition of tours de force, tributed, by one of the princes, a fortnight before the close of (ingl. tricks) and his variations leaned more that way, than on the Exhibition, and in the interior of the Museum itself.

the side of good musical taste. Denmark.-- For the future all Monuments (the small ones tional stock-piece, concluded the whole. Here too the violins,

Beethoven's celebrated Battle Overture, now become a naof wovd excepted) as well as their inscriptions, which are erect which are particularly essential, proved very ineffective.

Our ed in Church-Yards, Churches, &c. in honour of the deceased, are to be sub:mitted to the judgment of the Academy of the line recollection of the score, leads us to suspect, that the difficult Arts, in order that posterity may not conceive an unfavorable evolutions through mazes of accidental sharps and fats, were idea of the taste of ihe present age.

too appalling to a portion of the violin performers, who probably left them to their betters. The tempi, too, of some of the

movements were far too slow, such as the charge of the cavalORATORIOS.

ry, the attack, &c. all which went nearly as quick again when

this Overture was for the first time performed at Vienna, under The Oratorios have, as usual, commenced with the Lent Beethoven's direction, for the benefit of the wounded Austrian Scason. Handel's Masterpiece, thc Alessiah, was last Week soldiers. performed at Covent-Garden Theatre; and a copious Selection from Haydn's “Seasons” together with a variety of miscella

THE ITALIAN OPERA. neous pieces constituted last Wednesday's entertainments at Drury Lane.

KING'S THEATRE. Sir George Smart, the Director of the Oratorios at the latter Since our last, the performances at this theatre consisted of Theatre, may justly claim the merit of having brought the Le Nozze di Figaro, La Penelope, and the new ballet, L'Amour

of age.

et La Folie, of all of whicli pieces our former reports have treat-One or two we shall hereafter notice: but we do not rememed at some length.

ber ever to have heard his enunciation so finely varied and yo Paesiello's comic Opera, La Molinara, so well known on the distinct; or his marking of the emphatic points in the proContinent, but never performed in this country, is announced minent passages more chaste and effective. The sonorous flexfor Saturday, and will therefore form the subject of our nextibility, and if we may use the words, the melancholy sweetness article under this head.

in the lower tones of his voice, enabled him to give the soliloquies

their utmost force of illustration. The solemn strain of THE DRAMA.

fine feeling, with which he commenced

“ Oh, that this too,--too solid Aesh would melt," We have in our last communication noticod the skill with was carried through the changing passions of the whole speech. which Shakespeare has thrown the rank of Hamlet, as Prince The gentle transitions of look, gesture, attitude and voice, with of Denmark, out of our view; and by divesting him of power, which he expressed his weariness of life, and gradually rose state, ambition, and followers, brought him down to the level into disgust and anger at his mother's marriage, admit of no of private life. He has thus given him a powerful and constant improvement. Reproach, sorrow and indignation spoke to hold on our sympathies, as an injured son piously seeking together, when he adverted to his father's conjugal tenderness.avenge bis father's murder. He is a creature, altogether made

So loving to my Mother, up of the finest sensibilities and most generous passions. His

That he might not let e'en the winds of Heaven nuble nature is so wholly a stranger to selfishness, that he aj

Visit her face too roughly!"pears to speak, think, and act, as if he neither had, nur wished We may notice his delivery of the following passages, among to have, any claim or possession in this world. There is a staid the most affecting in the first act of Hamlet: temperance and charity in his sorrow and anger, which pre

“ My father's brother, but no more like my father, vent him, even after the discovery of the murder, from rush

Than I to Hercules :". ing into any rash committal, without further evidence. He his horror and astonishment in the exclamation; even doubts whether his father's ghost might not have been an

“ Angels and Ministers of grace defend us.”— evil illusion.

his earnest adjuration to the ghost, The spirit that I have seen

King, Father, Royal Dane-Oh-answer me !'' May be the devil, and the devil hath power

his desperate energy, when breaking from Horatio and MarT'assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, cellus, Out of my weakness and my melancholy,

My fate cries out (As he is very potent with such spirits)

And makes each petty artery, in this body, Abuses me to damu me. I'll have grounds

As hardy as the Nemean Lion's nerve." More relative than this : the play's the thing,

and the broken tones of pity and filial reverence, with which Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King."

he uttered The various gradations of grief, musing melancholy, and indig

Remember theenation, are so admirably blended in this character, that it has

Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat been long considered one of the most pathetic and arduous. As

In this distracted globe :". Coriolanus stands at the top of the heroic, and is the grandest Our limits forbid us to notice the true colloquial spirit, with Roman on the British stage, so Hamlet ranks at the head of which he went through the subsequent scene with Horatio and those virtuous and impassioned characters in which grandeur Marcellus; or the many striking varieties of his eccentric disand rank are thrown out of view, and love has no room for course with Polonius, Rosencrants and Guildenstern; and with operation. His warm sentiments and delicate feelings, must the players, in the second act. In the 3d his delivery of the soliloespire under a tame delivery or pompous declamation. Kem- quy—“To be or not to be”-abounded with impressive beauties. ble, in his Hamlet, descended from the elevation of Greece and His pauses are so judiciously introduced; so natural and full of Rome, to that waywarii expression of pensive abstraction and meaning; and his eye, his gesture, hands, and action, speak so fervid melancholy, in which he had no competitor for thirty forcibly, when his tongue is still, that, in bis best exertions, his years. Kean, in his Hamlet, on Monday the 17th instant, silence conveys more meaning than the studied elocution of surpassed all his former exertions, and exceeded the warmest other actors. We cannot notice in detail the spirit of mingled expectation of his admirers. We fully agree with those jour-reproach, admonition, and moody scorn of the world, which nals, which have noticed his extraordinary and successful marked his impetuous and incoherent interview with Ophelia: efforts within the last fortnight. Those who had only seen his and we pass with regret the excellence of his scene, when the performance of Bajazet and some other bombastic characters, play is performing before the King and Queen. His voice and entertained an opinion that be was poor and inefficient in level gestures, in the apartment with his mother, were alternately dialogue; that he required extraordinary excitements to rouse reproachful, complaining, vehement, mournful and pathetic, him; that his transitions were uniformly abrupt, and his quick or solemn. He kept up the sense and passions of Shakespowers, in tragedy, confined to sudden and tempestuous sallies. peare, with a variety of force and feeling throughout, except in a These erroneous notions were caused by the want of nature and single instance. We conceive that he failed to give the true genius in those frigid dramas. Where the poet had done little meaning of the following speech, after having killed Polonius. or nothing, the actor was obliged to supply his wants in the A bloody deed, yet not so bad, good mother, best manner he could. But in Shakespeare, wherever the cha

As kill a King and Marry with his brother." racter is suited to his figure, Kean embodies the spirit of Shake- Mr. Kean delivered these lines“ trippingly,in a tone and with speare himself, and exercises an unlimited power over the au- a look, of levity. In particular he pronounced the word dience. In his last Hamlet to which we advert; his Othello,“ marry," with a familiar and sarcastic fall of his voice, which we with Booth's bold colouring of Iago; and his Richard of last conceive utterly unsuited to the occasion. A jeer was very unMonday night, he was not more powerful in the storms of seasonable and imnatural from a humane and noble man, who rage, than excellent in the level dialogue. We may without had just, by mistake, dipped his hand in the blood of an innomuch presumption say, that these fine performances, like Kem cent person, and was, at that solemn moment, about to adble’s Coriolanus, will never be forgotten by those who wit- monish his mother for having conspired the murder of his nessed them. There were still, some few transitions in his voice father and married his murderer. If Mr. Kean had been playand gesture, which may be questioned: but the fine home ing the part of a gay young gentleman, who had accidentally strokes of nature, which followed each other in such rapid broken a china jar in his mother's closet, and made a jesting succession; the masterly discrimination of the passions, and defence by reminding her that she had, through carelessness, the energetic accord of the whole of each character, render it lost a valuable trinket, a tone of levity might have been suitdifficult to record those few doubtful passages or slight failures. I able to so light an occasion. An epigrammatic point in an

elegy or an epic poem; a Autter of light in the solemn re-JOn the failure of this, a third was brought forward, “ Can pose of a night scene; a profane jest from the mouth of a Englishmen condemn unheard?" The effect of this appeal was minister in the pulpit; or, gaiety on a deathbed, could evidently in his favour, if we may judge from the number of not have been more ill-timed, or have had a worse effect, white handkerchiefs waving from the ladies in the boxes, and than this levity in the closet scene. If Mr. Kean can suppose the cries of “ bravo”—“ hear”—but a sufficient opposition was that a just maii, standing beiween the bleeding body of a per- still kept up to deprive him of a hearing. The play was person newly murdered by his hands, and his mother guilty of formed amidst the contention of his opposers, and the body of his father's murder, could, or ought, to adopt a toue of levity the audience. At the close, from the repeated huzzas, it was or sarcasm, in his admonition to her, we, of course, must have supposed that the majority were in his favour, and his name was misinterpreted Nature and Shakspeare. This is one of those given out for Richard this evening. As the Managers have points of contrast, or unexpected transitions, into which, in cha- leclared their intention to settle their differences with Mr. racters of cold and turgid Dramas, this admirable performer used Booth in a court of law, it is to be hoped that, for the gratifivery frequently to fall. We do not notice it here as a mere cation of individuals, the public may not be deprived of so vaverbal nicely; but as a misconception, injurious to the illusion luable an acquisition to the dramatic body, as this young of the whole scene. Mr. Kean gave the same surcastic tone of actor; and, from the manliness of Englishmen, we confidently lightness to the word “ married,” in a speech uttered by anticipate au issue in conformity with their candor and justice. Oihello, in the very agony and whirlwind of jealous fury, On Thursday night, after Mr. Kean's fine repetition of “ I cry you mercy, then,

Hamlet, a new musical entertainment, called “ Frightened to I took you for that cunning whore of Venice, Death," was performed for the first time, and favorably That married with Othello."

received. It was announced for this night with the approbaIn marking this latter injudicious mode of expression, we tion of the audience. own that we consider Mr. Kcan's Hamlet a dramatic master On the same night, a new operatic piece, called “the Heir piece; and, after having seen Othello performed by many able of Vironi; or Honesty's the Best Policy,” was brought out at actors, we confess that we never saw Shakspeare's Othello in Covent Garden Theatre; which also met with a favorable all the generous, unsuspecting frankness, and fiery impetuosity reception, and was announced for a second representation of his noble spirit, until this last representation by Kean. This this evening. We regret that our limits compel us to postpone great actor, whose strength lies in a fine following of nature in our notice of these pieces, until our next. his own class of characters, may, again, equal that unequalled performance; but we dare not even veniure to hope, that he, or any other, will ever have power to surpass it. We

INTELLIGENCE, went eagerly again to see his Othello on the night of Booth's unexpected absence; but met him in the inferior character of

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC. Iago. His Othello, perhaps with the single exception above mentioned, was all earnestness, truth, and passion; all strong, The Second No. of the New and Improved Edition of Stevaried, bold, and burning nature. We do not write to sacrifice PreNS' GREEK THESAURUS is just ready. the grandeur of " the noblest Roman of them all," KEMBLE, or The present Number has been delayed a considerable time the brilliant dawn of that promising young actor, Booth, as an by a treaty with Professor Schefer of Leipsic, for his valuable offering to the fame of Kean. The genius of that admirable MSS. which the Editors have at length procured; but they actor does not stand in need of sucli sacrifices : and we are trust that their present arrangements will enable them to pubconvinced that we shall best serve his permanent name, and the lish the future Nos. regularly. The two first numbers will be interests of the Drama, by rendering impartial justice to the found to contain about 2,000 words omitted by Stephens. genius of his contemporaries; but, we believe that the grave, THE CLASSICAL JOURNAL, No. XXVIII. comprises a Variety of alone, can have power to obliterate his Othello from our remem-CLASSICAL, BIBLICAL, and Oriental LITERATURE; with many brance. His expression of the torments of jealousy, and re-Scarce Greek, Latin, and French Tracts interspersed. Convenge, seized upon, astonished, and harrowed up the feelings TENTS—De Carminibus Aristophanis Commentarius-Biblical of the audience: it had all the effect of an appalling reality. Synonyma-Jo. Gagnierii Ecloga in laudem Principis Walliæ The terrific earnestness of what we saw and heard, became --Oratio in Inauguratione Æmulæ Lat. Soc. Lugdunensis, a P. more terrible from the idea which it conveyed of the conflict in Rusca—On Ossian's Temora, showing its great resemblance to his breast. llis fury was a devouring fire, issuing from the the Poems of Homer, Virgil, and Milton-On the Clouds of crater of a volcano, which threatened destruction to all.-Our Aristophanes, by Professor Voss-Mots ou omis par H. Etienne, typographic limits here again interpose, and we regret that on inexactement expliqués. Par. J. B. Gail-E. H. Barkeri we cannot, at present, do more justice to our conception of this Epistola Critica ad Th. Gaisfordium de Fragmentis Poetarum extraordinary actor's power.

W. C. Minorum Gr.-J. Stackhousii Emendationes in Ælianum Hist.

Anim.-E. H. Barkeri Epistola Sec. ad G. H. Schæferum de

quibusdam Lexicographorum Veterum Glossis–On the PhiloMR. BOOTII.

sophical Sentiments of Euripides-Inscription on a Block of On Tuesday night last, the Theatre at Covent Garden was White Marble in the wall of a Church among the Ruins of thronged to an overflow, very early, to see Mr. Booth in King Cyretiæ-Remarks on the Oriental MSS. in the Royal Library Richard, on his first re-appearance at that house. As a variety in Munich, by Professor Franck-Ode Latina. Cambridge of strange rumours had been in circulation for some days, and Prize-Epigrammata. Labor Ineptiarum-Remarks on the as a Morning Paper had, on that day, excited the public against Similarity of Worship that_prevailed in different parts of the Mr. Booth, many went determined to prevent him from per- Pagan World-Prologus in Eunuchum Terentii, à Ph. Melanchforming. The assertion was early in circulation, that he would thon, A. D. 1514.-Greek Jeu d'esprit-Curæ Posteriores-On never be perinitted to act upon the London stage again. This the Sapphic and Alcaic Metres-Notæ et Curæ sequentes in being the first attempt to drive an actor off the stage, since the Arati Diosemea, à Th. Forster-Corrections in the common combination against Macklin, numbers attended from motives Translation of the New Testament-ADVERSARIA LITERARIA. of humanity alone. On the drawing up of the curtain, those No.x.-Julii Phædri Fabulæ Novæ; Greek Ode, by G. Downes; who were against Mr. Booth prevented his repeated efforts to Words in the Greek Testament formed from the Latin Lanenter into an explanation. Between the acts of the play, a guage; Lines under an unfinished Bust of Brutus; Extempore placard was exhibited on the stage, entreating a hearing for Verses by Sabinus and Stigelius; Epitaph on Stigelius, written Mr. Booth to explain : this being in vain, a second, some time by himselt-- Literary Intelligence-Notės to Correspondentsafter, was set up, begging a hearing for Mr. Booth to apologize. Index to Vols. XIII. and XIV.


The PAMPBLETEER, XVII.--comprises the following Pampb-scription of the Country and its Inhabitants, the state of Agrilets :-Detence of Economy, against the late Mr. Burke. By culture, Manufactures, and Commerce, &c. &c. by Mr. Raffles. Jeremy Bentham, Esq. [Original.--A Treatise on Greyhounds. A small volume upon the Art of Making, Managing, FlaBy Sir

Rd. Clayton, Bart.-Hints for the Cultivation of the vouring, Colouring, Preserving and Recovering all kinds of Peat Bogs in Ireland.[Original.)- Tritogenea ; or a Brief Wines, Spirits and Compounds, with Directions for Brewing, Outline of the Universal System. By G. Field, Esq.- [Origi- &c., by Mr. R. Westan. nal.]-Further Observations on the State of the Nation, &c. &c. An Examination of the prophecies with a view to ascertain &c. By R. Preston, Esq. M.P.-Observations on the Game the probable issue of the recent restoration of the old dynasties; Laws. By J. Chitty, Esq.--On the Present Situation of the of the revival of popery, and of the present mental ferment in Country. By A. H. Holdsworth, Esq. M. P.-A Plan for Su- in Europe; as likewise how far Great Britain is likely to share perseding the Necessity of the Poor Rates.-[Original. in the calamities by which Providence will accomplish the final Constitutional Aids.-Progress of Taxation, with a new Plan overthrow of the kingdoms of the Roman monarchy: by the of Finance, By Stephen Pellet, M. D.- (Original.7-A Let- Rev. Mr. Richard. ter to Lord Spencer on the Scarcity and High Price of Pro A New work of whole length portraits, with biographical visions in 1808; and the Distresses of Agriculture and Com- memoirs of illustrious Englishmen; by Mr. Charles Dyer, the inerce which have prevailed for the last three years. By Sir first part will speedily appear. Gilbert Blane, Bart.

Idwal, the NARRATIVE of Brito, and the Hostages, detached The First Number of a Set of Engravings (to be completed portions of an Epic Poem; with a Poem in Greek Hexameters: in three numbers) of the Altar-tombs, Effigies, and Monuments, by Mr. Bayley, formerly of Merton College. found within the County of Northampton, from the drawings A course of Lectures on the Church Catechism, for every of Mr. Hyett, will be published the latter end of March. The Sunday in the year: by the Rev. Sir Adam Gordon, Bart. work is dedicated by permission to the Duchess of Buccleuch.

NEW BOOKS, Antiquaries look forward to the publication of a curious to A Cursory Inquiry into some of the Principal Causes of pographical work on the History and Antiquities of North Dur- Mortality among Children, with a view to assist in ameliorathain, by the Rev. James Raine.

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France in the Temple. Written originally with a Pencil and The prices at the Mac Carthy sale are rising in a most extra- preserved by stealth, by Madame Royale, now Duchess of ordinary manner. 12,000 fr. have been paid for the Psalmorum Angouleme. Translated from the French, with Notes by the Codet, 1457. Another copy, edit, 1459, was knocked down at Translator. 3,350 fr. The edit. 1694, of Euripidis quæ extant omnia, fetched The Prize in the Lottery; or the adventures of a Youog 1,800 fr. P. Virgilii Opera in MSS. was sold for 3,300 fr.: and Lady, written by Herself. From the Italian of L'Abbate a printed copy of the same, edit. 1472, for 2,440. fr. Of the Chiari. I vols. 12mo. 10s. boards. first of these works it is generally believed that there are now Six Weeks at Long's by a late Resident. 3 Vols. 12mo. only six cupies in existence. There was a seventh at Mentz, Pr. 11. 1s. but destroyed during the revolution. The others are in the Select pieces of early popular poetry by Utterson. ? Vols. Imperial Library at Vienna; one in our venerable monarch's 8vo. Pr. 11. 15s. library at Dresden; one in Lord Spencer's library; and another Book of Visions. 12mo. Pr. 3s. 6d. supposed to be at St. Petersburgh.

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