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CHAPTER THE SIXTH.

had sailed from Brest and from Rochefort. where his good qualities during this period ORIGINAL AND INTERESTING He did not hesitate to sail instantly in pur- could be more justly appreciated) his resi

NARRATIVE. suit of them, relinquishing the blockade, dence from his mansiou-house at Wear, near and sending to intimate bis proceedings to Exeter, to the Admiralty-house at Plymouth VOYAGE TO THE CONGO. Lord Collingwood, the commander-in-chief Dock. Plymouth Dock was now his home, in the Mediterranean. He came up with at which he supported the dignity of his A sail seen, which proves to be Spanish, the enemy in St. Domingo Bay, having 7 sail rank and station, exercising the virtues of and intended to carry on the slave-trade, and obtained over them a decisive victory mingling with the dignity of a Commander, by force, if necessary. - New visits from on the 6th of February, 1806 ; for which he the ease and good humour of the open-heart? the natives.- Difference between a king's received the thanks of both Houses of Par- ed host at the table and fire-side.

ship and a slave-merchants vessel eiliament. In his dispatches he says the "As he lived so he died, a striking ex- plained to the natives.- African converts Superb closed upon the bow of the Alex- ample of active and passive fortitude. He to Christianity.- A native Roman Cathoander, the leading ship, and commenced suffered much, but he bore it with patience. lic teacher of religion-his qualifications. the action, but after three broadsides she Not a sigh or a groan burst from his bosom, — Trial of the efficacy of Christian relics sheered off, &c. &c. The ships captured on to the very last he fulfilled his official this occasion were Le Brave, bearing a duties, his unconquerable spirit supporting

and Pagan Fetishes.-Morality of the Commodore's pendant, the Alexander, and him under the painful effort which they priest --his liberal interpretation of the Le Jupiter. The whole feet, consisting of required.”

meaning of Saint Peter in restricting one ship of 136 guns, two of 84, and two of His services in the most active scenes of Christians to one wife.--Singular mode 74, ought to have fallen into the hands of his profession were nearly uninterrupted, their conquerors; but it will be remembered, from the very commencement to the very

adorning the person, and winning the

Miserable that two of the French captains, viz. of the close of his career; for nature had blessed approbation of the fair sex. Imperiale of 136 guns, and the Diomede, 84, him with a frame which could endure the

state of the Sonio people.-- Remarkable after striking their colours, most scandalously severest fatigue, and had inspired him with difference between the habits and appearran their ships on shore, where the latter a soul that did not brook repose, while its ance of the converts made by the Portuwas burnt. An anecdote connected with energies were demanded in the service of guese missionaries, and the natives partly this action deserves to be recorded.-- Previ- his country.

civilized by their intercourse with the ous to its commencement, Sir J. Duckworth's In person, Sir John was rather short, but French. captain suspended a portrait of Nelson from stout-made and muscular. He had a lisp or the mizen-stay, and caused the crew to do impediment in his speech. His constitution

It ought to have been previously menhomage to it, while the band played an was robust, and he was capable (as we have tioned, that at 4.p.m. a schooper was inspiring “ Rule Britannia."-On the 28th noticed) of enduring great fatigue in the ser

seen carrying Swedish colours. She after. ; of March, 1806, the House of Commons, in vice, to which he was entirely devoted. He wards boisted the royal colours of Spain, consequence of his meritorious services, un- seemed never to be happy but when actively and fired a shot, which fell near the solicited voted him an annuity of 1000l. employed, was for ever on the quarter-deck, transport. She then sent a boat to inper year. The Corporation of London also fond of his profession, and when on duty, Iquire what they were ; and, on being voted him its thanks and a sword. In Feb. Caution and courage were so well combined told to what uation the Congo and he: 1807, Sir John was dispatched to watch the in him as to inspire confidence in his men, motions of the Turkish fleet in the Darda- and ensure success to his exertions.

consort belonged, and on what errand nelles, but was shortly after recalled, though By an officer who sailed under him for they were sent, an excuse was offered not before he had, in the unexampled and many years, we are assured that he was for the shot which had been fired, which successful enterprize of forcing the passage generally beloved by those under his com- they asserted to have been intended to of the Dardanelles, evinced what the result mand; "by his officers, to whom he was assure the colours. The Spaniards deof the expedition would bave been, if human attentive ; and by the sailors, to whom he scribed themselves to be from the Hapower could have surmounted the obstacles was ever a good friend, though he kept them vannah for staves, but no doubt was «u- . with which he had to contend.

Finding himself released from foreign teemed an excellent seaman; and this, with tertained of their being engaged in an service, and with a view to pass the remainder his prudence as a commander, rendered him illicit trade in negroes, which they were of his days in quiet and domestic life, Sir almost invariably fortunate in conducting prepared to carry on by force. ThevesJohn, on the 14th of May, 1808, married his ship, or acting with his squadron. sel was armed with twelve guns and a his second lady, Susannah Catherine, second This respected veteran died on the night large complement of men, and fitted up daughter of Doctor William Butler, late between the 31st ultimo, and 1st instant. to receive 320 slaves. On the return of Bishop of Exeter. But in this he was disap- He has left one son by his second marriage, her boat, by which she was informed nor and Commander-in-Chief of Newfound cannot be repaired, though its severity is that a sloop of war had passed up the land, over the interests of which he watched mitigated by being shared by a whole nation river, she got under weigh with all expewith unremitting attention. On the 23d of sorrowing for one of its naval heroes, full of dition, and hastily retired. Nov. 1812, he transmitted to the Lords of years and honours.

From this time to the 12th, the transthe Admirally a list of 30 American vessels

port was detained at Shark Point, in a detained, and two English vessels (taken by American privateers,) recaptured by the punished, who told his officer, “ If Aloggee, gunnel in from the ground swell on the

' The story of the black_fellow about to be most uncomfortable situation--rolling 23, 1813, the Prince Regent granted him and preachee too,” is another of the stories told bank. The Mafooka of Market Point, the dignity of a Baronet of the United King- of Sir John, who was always anxious to im- and a vative of Embomma, here came on dum; and on the 20th of November, in the press on the minds of offenders the necessity of board of her, and the latter gave the sane year, he was made Admiral of the Blue, punishing, and the pain it gave him. and a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath. In

Captain to understand that he had been January, 1815, he was recalled to England, COLONEL SIR JOHN M'Mauon.

sent by the great Mafooka, (of Emand made Governor of Plymouth, as the

bomma), to accompany him up the risuccessor of Vice-Admiral Domett, who was baronetage. We have to announce his death ver

, and to assist him with such informa

tion as it might be in his power to sup. " He transferred (says the writer of a and faithful attachment 20 his Prince and ply, or of which

he (the Captain) might biographical sketch in the paper of Plymouth, Master deserves this brief record. stand in need. Captain Tuckey received ;

them civilly, though he was by no means the part of their relics; by the Pagans, not announce any immediate intention overjoyed at their honouring him with in the name of their fetishes. A most of increasing the number of his handsuch a visit at this time. He accepted vociferous appeal was made, by both par- maids. the offer of the Gentleman from Embom- ties, to the objects of their superstition. All of the visitors with whom the ma, but at the same time took care to Had the invocation been attended to ships were at this period beseț, exintimate, both to him and the Mafooka, had their pious labours been crowned bibited raised figures on their skins, that they must not expect to be treated with success, a serious theological con- and these were not observed to be varied as they had sometimes been on board troversy might have arisen between the according to the different religions they slave ships. This hint, though a little principal actors in this scene, from their professed. An opening in their front unpalatable, did not seem to create any conflicting claims to superior influence teeth was remarked, in which they all ill-wilt on the part of the guests ; and with the Ruler of the Winds. How, held their pipes while sinoking, for the uniforms of the officers and marines had such an incident occurred, the affair which purpose it was supposed to bave inspired them with that idea of the im- would have terminated, it is difficult to been made. This conjecture had no portance of a king's ship which Captain say. Many a judge and jury would have foundation but in the fitness of the aperTuckey was desirous of impressing on been puzzled to decide in the case of ture for the office assigned to it. On their minds, but which the appearance Relic versus fetish, which side ought inquiry it was found that the two upper of the transport herself was but ill cal- to have a verdict. But as no breeze was teeth were filed away on the near sides, culated to produce. Among the Sonio produced, all dispute was happily spared; so as to leave an opening like that men that came on board, there were se- and the English felt themselves equally described, in order to make themselves veral who had been converted to Chris- obliged to ihe name of Saint Antonio, agreeable to the women, who it should tianity by the Portuguese missionaries. the sanctified relics, and the monkies' seem value a man for his beauty in There was something amusingly prepos- bones.

proportion as the chasm is large or terous in the contrast between their pro The Captain and others conversed with small. In some instances, from the front fessions and their actions, which was lit- these eccentric beings a good deal, and teeth being remarkably broad, this tle less striking than that which is often the answers given to the questions which embellishment is three quarters of an seen among more civilised nations. One curiosity suggested, were frequently the inch wide. The figures raised on the of these persons, it appeared, had ac- source of much laughter. The simplicity skin, and this filing of the teeth, have tually received a diploma, authorising and roguery, the piety and debauchery, the same object in view ; but both would him to teach the truths of Christianity to which their conversation and manners make little impression on the hearts of others, had learned to write his own displayed, furnished a most extravagant European ladies. name and that of Saint Antonio; aud exhibition of farcical folly and habitual Captain Tuckey and his people derived could moreover read, in his way, the depravity. The character of the priest little pleasure from the visits received Romish litany in Latin. A companion called for particular observation, as, what- from the Sonio men. Their appearance wbo, at the time the expedition was there, ever his Roman Catholic friends had done was sulky, and wretched in the extreme; had not received bis diploma, had been towards putting him in the way of eter- and the Captain was accustomed to refavoured with the same preparatory edu- nal salvation by means of faith, they had mark, that it might easily be seen, by cation, and is probably by this time an not taught him any thing else, that would whom an attempt to introduce the habits active labourer in the vineyard. It was be likely to induce an unprejudiced of civilized life among them had been impossible to contemplate the appearance mind to come to a very favourable judg- made. This honour was due to the and conduct of these poor wretches with ment of the tree, from the character of Portuguese. In truth whatever their gravity; there was something so exces- its fruit. In plainer terms his zeal for primitive condition might have been, their sively ludicrous in their lofty pretensions, religion had taught him to despise situation could not have been greatly when compared with their qualifications, morality, with as good a grace as any improved by their correspondence with that it was difficult to conceive that any European fanatic could do. Satisfied Europeans, as they were now filthily human being could have taken the pains with his crucifix and bis relics, bis dirty in their persons, covered with to teach them what they had learned, but interest with Saint Antonio, and his vermin, and miserably afflicted with the for the purpose of making a jest of that litany in Latin, the more austere and self-itch. It is to be regretted that Saint ignorance which, growing out of their un-denying virtues were not included in the Antonio should thus neglect his votaries, civilised habits, left them open to impos-creed of this convert to Christianity, and and that the holy relics left among

them ture. The whole of these Christians were he felt himself authorised to indulge ad should not have removed some of these abundantly supplied with the rubbish of libitum in the delights of the flesh : evils. Very different was the appearance Rome. Crucifixes, containing, as it was “A very heathen in the carpal part, of the natives of Malemba. They pretended, sainted relics of most potent

But still a right good Christian at his heart.” were clean and cheerful, and had even virtue, were very common among them. He was however so scrupulous that he imbibed a taste for dress from their interCaptain Tuckey and bis people, however, confined himself to one wife. Doing course with the French, who in some were not so fortunate as to witness any of this, he considered that he complied instances betrayed them into a sort of the miracles which, according to report, with the law, and was prepared to con- rude foppery. This affectation seemed these ballowed baubles were accustomed tend stoutly that Saint Peter in confining not only pardonable, but even amiable, to perform. This was the more to be bim to one wife had never entertained when contrasted with the disgusting regretted, as the Captain would have been a thought of denying him the solace of negligence, offensive habits, and loathextremely happy to be indebted to their as many concubines às he might be pleas- some disease which marked the convents influence for a wind at that juncture, to ed to select. Such, notwithstanding, was of the Portuguese. carry him forward to the accomplish his moderation, that this teacher of

(To be continued.) ment of his object. This benefit was religion had only five of the last-mentionreadily promised by the Christians, on ed consolers of the faithful, and he did

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EXPLANATION OF THE PLATE. the arrival of slave ships, blows Justily at his Nos. 6 and 8. Different species of Loligo.

The former is called squid, by seamen ; the lat. At the commencement of our narrative of little wooden deity, and exclaims, the Congo voyage, we intimated our intention “ Cumbea quisi! bene, bene,”

ter is a singular creature of the cattle kind, the

blood of which is different from that of all other of accompanying it with a plate of two of " ship. come, many, many:"--(we write animals, being like ink. Several very remarkthe most curious specimens in Zoology dis- according to the sound, and do not pretend able varieties were obtained by the expedition, covered by the expedition. It was our wish to accurate orthography.)

which, with their habits, we shall make the subto have these executed on copper, in separate There seems to be a great reseinblance, in ject of another Plaie, if we can thereby give sheets, and presented to our subscribers as a many customs, between the African savages greater satisfaction to our curious readers. testimony of gratitude for the extraordi. and those of the South Sea Islands.

Nos. 7 and 9. Balistes, or File Fish. These nary encouragement bestowed upon our

fish vary in length from two or ihree inches to labours; but upon inquiry we found that No. 1. We refer to our text for an account, two feet. The body is generally oval, and it this was not to be done without having every and to our plate for the appearance, of this fish possesses the power of inflation at pleasure, by separate morsel of paper stamped with a

-an entirely bluck shurk, we believe a novelty means of a bony strncture on each side within heavy duty. We have therefore adopted and even dusky, which is the darkest coloured In both these there is a remarkably strong

spine in ichthyology. The blue, white, spotted, grey, the abdomen. It is covered with small spines. the next best course, and procured wood cuts of the squalus genus, are known.

on the bead. No. 9 resembles the downy file. of these extraordinary subjects, which are well

No. 2. The Syngnathus Hippocampus (sea- fish in shape, but No. 7 is of a form nnknown executed, and both to the scientific and horse pipe-fish). This carious fish is from 6 to to us. the unlearned will convey a perfect idea of 10 inches in length; of a greenish brown colour, Nos. 11 and 12. The Diodon. This remark, the originals.

varying from dark to light shades. The body is able genus has been regarded as the link be. No. 10. Humourists may find occasion to much compressed; the head large, thick, and, tween the tribe of fishes and quadrupeds. It is laugh at us for placing an African god among together with the first joints of the body, beset nearly allied to the erhini or sea urchins, and the fish; but we knew not how else to in- with long weak spines or cirrhi. The neck almost as intimately connected with the land troduce a portrait of a War FETISH (or contracts abruptly behind the head, as does the porcupine and hedgehoz. Those in our plate Fetiche) of Embomma to the British public. body at the tail, which is a naked finless tip: belong, as we presume from the colour, to the These personal divinities are mentioned in the the plate. In the Voyage to New Zealand, by in shape, of a brown colour above with black

It is not so uncommon as most of the others in Diodon Liturosns. They are nearly globular narrative : the natives carry them about with Mr. Nicholas, published this week, it is stated spots, and whitish towards the belly. them wherever they go, hung over their that the natives of that island dry the Hipposhoulders, or under their arms, or any where campas, and hang it to their ears, by way of most convenient to the wearer. When the Por.

ANECDOTE. tuguese missionaries first visited this region, Nos. 3 and 4. The Nautilus. Our enquiries, their crucifixes and images were all held to the as far as we have had time to extend them, con

An author in La Correspondance Chama Fetishes; and one of the most ancient writers, firm the assertion in the Journal of the Congo, penoise, a new publication of considerain relating the arts employed to inspire a that this was the first of these creatures, which ble humour and merit, published at Paris,

chiet with jealousy of his soji, who continued may well be reckoned phenomena in nature, has the following anecdote in the seventh a Christian while his father recanted because that was ever taken alive. They weways excher letter ; which, though not entirely new, of wives, informs us that they made the old threatened by danger. Their other wonderful is little known, there having been strong man believe, that Prince Alfonso (the son's properties are generally, well known, but we reasons against its circulation at the time.

add the Zoological definition for the informa. name) by the power of his European Fetish tion of those who may not be acquainted with of Buonaparte took place, a balloon with

“On the day on which the coronation rode through the air every night 80 leagues, them. carried off his father's favourite wife, and Nautilns, in Zoology, a genas belonging to the an immense crown was committed to the conveyed her back to her own residence in order of Vermes 'Testacea. The shell consists of air ; the crown descended at Rome, and the morning!

one spiral valve divided into several apartments. fell precisely upon the tomb of Nero, But we have recently had the pleasure of There are seventeen species, distinguished by where it was shivered to pieces. This meeting an intelligent naval gentleman who peculiarities in their shell. This genus of sheil has enjoyed opportunities of long and close

fish is ca led vautidos, signifying both a ship and circumstance was told to Buonaparte with intercourse with the natives on the Congo; pands two of its arms on high, and between after a moment's reflection, it is better

a sailor, for when this fish intends to sail, it ex- all possible precaution-'Well,' said he, and from him we have been made acquaint these supports a membrane, which it throws that it should fall there than in the ed with many singular facts which we shall out and serves for its sail, and the other two in due time communicate. At present we arms hang out of the shell to serve occasionally dirt !!!' confine ourselves to the Fetishes; they are either as oars or steerage. When the sea is generally, as he informs us, about the size of calm, it is common to see numbers of them di

LEARNED SOCIETIES. large dolls, and the most grotesque figures verting themselves by sailing about in this manthat can be imagined. He immediately per, but as soon as a storm approaches, they The French Royal Academy of Sciences recognized Captain Tuckey's sketch our No. draw in their legs and take in as much water as recently chose, in the room of their Foreign

when they rise again they void this water by a nity and indecency of some of these Lares. bnmber of holes of which their legs are full. 1801, discovered the planet Ceres, and so They are indifferently carved out of wood, or made of rags, the eyes and teeth are of shells, ish, streaked transversely with irregular lines.

The coinmon colour of the Nautilus is black led the way for Messrs. Olbers and Harding,

lo discover successively, Pallas, Juno, and and the whole appearance as hideous as the The shell in our specimen bespeaks the Sul. Vesta. The Foreign Associates are at preworkmanship is clumsy. They are such cata, or ribbed Nautilus.

sent Sir Juseph Banks, one of the comthings as children would contrive in sport. The representation of the Nautilus itself is the 'panions of Cook; the Astronomer Herschel, Nevertheless they are worshipped and prayed first ever published.

who discovered the Georgium Sidus, in 1781; to with unceasing importunity, though with

No. 5. A hitherto undescribed fish; but, as Dr. Jenner; Mr. Watt, the able engineer, no great ceremony or devotion. When a we are informed by a gentleman who has been who has made such admirable applications glass of brandy is given to an African, he puts

more than once in the Congo river, not uncom of the power of steam; Count Volta, to it to his lips, then up with his Fetish, into mon there. He describes it as being larger than whom we owe the invention of famous whose face he puffs his breath once or twice,

a haddock, and of a very extraordinary appear. Galvanic Pile; the Anatomist Scarpa; the with a noise something between blowing which the tropical regions produce.

ance, even among the monsters of the deep Astronomer Piazzi; and Baron Humboldt, and whistling. He then swallows the dram. caught by the natives, and split and dried for so justly celebrated for his travels.

The A similar action, or a whisper in the ear, or food. The Aavour is not remarkably fine, and, four first of these learned men belong to a less graceful motion takes place whenever though tolerable to eat, it is rather soft and England; the three following to Italy; the the Fetish is consulted. A Mafooka, soliciting Babby.

last to Prussia,

FOREIGN LITERATURE.

But not to lose in metaphor,

in which Mrs. Bellchambers executed this

The pith, the marrow, and the core; piece, was replete with simple grace, energy, Till the era of our great Reviews, the I tell the reader-though it came

and nature, and the applause she received Journal des Savans was by far the most Neither in sulphur, smoke, nor flame;

was commensurate. It is said that she has celebrated work of that nature in Europe ; No sprite from fam’d Fuseli's shop,

performed at some of the minor Theatres of and it still maintains a very high rank in

In paralyzing, could o'ertop.--
He-that will come, as sure as fate ;

London, as Miss Singleton. — Munden's the literary world. Observing this fact, and

He-who will never come too late

Darley is a rich treat; and Mrs. Bland's coupling it with the circumstance of the

Twas He !--whose custom ne'er relaxes

Kathlean, a sweet one. Mr. Barnard is a limited knowledge which British readers can

Twas He--who gathers in the taxes.

sensible and unassuming actor; he never readily obtain of a publication of such cha

R. D. commits bimself, even when he has unsuitracter and merit, we trust it will be adding

able characters assigned to him; and bis no unworthy feature to our Gazette, if we,

THE DRAMA.

Dermot was very respectable. as we intend, take periodical opportunities

Mr. Stanley repeated Rover on Tuesday of laying the most novel and important

DRURY LANE.

with increased success. The Entertainment matter of that Journal, in an abridged form, Débuts, as is usual at the commencement was No Song No Supper. before the public.

of the season, constitute the order of the night Works reviewed in the Journal des Savans, at the Winter Theatres. On Saturday was

COVENT GARDEN. for September, 1817.

performed the Rivals; which did not seem The Belle Stratagem was revived at this

Reviewed by to go off with much spirit, notwithstanding Theatre on the Friday previous to our last Essay on Dew, by Mr. Wells,.-M. Dulong. Dowton's Sir Anthony, and Johnstone's Sir publication, but owing to our arrangements J. Shakespear's Dictionary,

Lucius. Mrs. Alsop played Lydia Languish being always necessarily completed early on Hindoustany and English, .. Chezy, for the first time : playfulness and roguish- the evening previous to the Literary Gazette Lilawati, or Treatise on Arith.

ness are more congenial to her talents than issuing from the press, we had not an oppormetics and Geometry, by

the sentimental insipidity of this character. tunity of noticing the performances. The Bhascara, translated from the Sanscrit into English, by

It is a silly romantic affectation which dis- scenery is new and beautiful, and, with the Mr. J. Taylor,..

· Delambre.

tinguishes Miss Languish; and to be justly fine light of the gas thrown upon it, had an History of Legislation, by Mr.

delineated she must approach even to dul-effect almost too brilliant. Pastoret,

· Raynouard. ness, as nearly as can be risked with an The chief novelty of the day, however, was Emendationes Livianæ à Geor.

audience. Now Mrs. Alsop cannot be any the debut of Miss Brunton, the daughter of Lud. Walchio,

• Visconti. thing like dull. Her little person is always the performer of that name, well known on Eulogium on Blaise Pascal, by

on the work, her countenance full of vivacity, the London boards, and consequently, as we Mr. Raymond,

· Raoul-Rochette. and her manner of archness-Languishing is see it stated with great emphasis, the niece Abridgment of Dangeau's Me. out of the question with her, unless it be of the Countess of Craven.

We suspect moirs, by Mad. Genlis, Daunon,

languishing in the caricature of Farce. A that her humble Papa's instructions contri

critic ought never to notice this play without buted more to her success than her great ORIGINAL POETRY. paying a tribute to Mrs. Sparks' Mrs. Mala- Aunt's titles; but be that as it may, we have

prop-it is an identification and not an rarely witnessed a more interesting first apTHE SPECTRE NO GHOST. imitation. Mrs. Davison's Julia also merits pearance. Letitia Hardy is a good playing While chatting at a neighbour's door, great praise. Acres is an ad libitum part; character, yet not a good one to chuse for Paying my little gossips score,

and our bustling friend Harley took all'ima- such an occasion; though it is curious to After my usual summer trip,

ginable liberties with it. We could not, observe, that most debutants select parts And ready charg'd with tongue and lip;

however, forget the admirable Bannister. which require the utmost self-possession, And, what is most a trav’ller's glory, With willing hearers to my story,

The Poor Soldier followed in the line of to contrast as it were with the timidity and While all were more prepar'd to wonder,

march, and presented a Mrs. Bellchambers, apprehension of their earliest effort. It is Than to detect the trav'ller's blunder.

from the Bath Theatre, in the character of like a desperate plunge, an assumed courage Each mouth was open’d more than half,

Patrick. We cannot commend the choice which borders on temerity; and so liberal

of a breeches part for the first appearance is the public in general, that if there be any Just ready at my jokes to laughWhen lo! a momentary pause

of a female. There always is, or ought to latent proofs of ability, it rarely fails to sucAlter'd the structure of their jaws;

be, or is affected, a wonderful trepidation ceed. "Miss Brunton is very young;-her The eyes, too, look'd a little queer,

and feeling of diffidence in making either person is graceful, though rather below the And gave a sidelong awkward leer bow or courtesy, pro primo, to a Metropolitan middle size; the upper part of her counteMy auditors now slunk away,

audience; was it to avoid this, that Mrs.nance, the forehead and eyes, remarkably Like spectres at the dawn of day.

Bellchambers chose to make an hermaphro- fine and expressive; her features regular, Alone-I turn'd me half-way round, dite obeisance? The modest terrors of a but depreciated by that sort of half opening And soon the dreaded cause I found. woman, under such circumstances, must of the mouth, which physiognomists have Reader - we want a simile,

surely be increased by being exposed in the determined to denote a weakness of underThat with our purpose will agree.

attire of the other sex, in which there is not standing. Her acting however gave "the Suppose then that you saw a Ghost, much edification at any time, and still less lie circumstantial" to this index of the face. Or what you fear'd, or hated most.

under the traitorous trembling, blushing, Her voice is not musical, but she modulates Reader-perhaps you've been at school, and panting of a début.

it with uncommon skill, and we doubt not And felt the rod, and feard the role,

The Poor Soldier was, through the early but it will acquire more fulness and force When giving way to sudden mirth,

part of his career, a very woinanish fellow; with the aid of a little experience, and the You lent to thought too loud a birth;

we never saw a greater coward. Even sing-fight of a few years. Her representation of And having canght the master's eye, With double zeal your task you ply,

ing could not bring his or her courage up; the heroine was chaste and pleasing, and of As if you meant to eat your book,

and it was not till the second act that there great promise. In the assumed rusticity, she Scarce daring, or to breathe or look.

was any semblance of that composure, so kept laudably within the modesty of nature; Or 't may be, you're a jolly fellow,

indispensable to secure a victory. The fine and with sufficient of the droll to cvince And take your ale till you are mellow;

song, My Friend and Pitcher," however, comic talent, did not overcharge the picture And just when you have made a choice

permitted the display of a very powerful, to make the million laugh. In the masque Of what is good, you hear a voice :

deep-toned, and mellow voice. It is one of rade she danced a minuet elegantly, but this, I will not (for I hate all strife)

the most perfect contra-altos we ever heard, by the way, is only a trifling accomplishHint that it might have been your wife, and bore considerable resemblance to Miss ment, or at least one that is not often in reOr something that is just as sore,

Burrell's, who produced so great an effect in quisition on the stage, except in ballet. We The landlord hop'd you'd pay your score. the same song at Covent-Garden. The style therefore mention it more, as marking or:

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