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wrapt in the brilliant dreains of her youthful were proceeding to Macarieff for purposes | tioned them concerning their mode of living imagination, was strolling near a road, of trade; I with the view of giving concerts. and their wives: they assured me that tbey whence she suddenly heard a great noise of We had engaged what the Russians call a were permitted to have as many as their for horses and chariots. This was the suite of Yemchik.'
tunes enabled them to maintain. They told the Prince Royal, who was then travelling We had set out with only one servant, me that their wives all agreed very well tothrough the provinces, lues, concealed be- who was not far removed from an idiot, and gether, and that those who were old passed hind the bushes, dared not gratify her lively consequently could not be of much use to ns. into the service of the young ones. We curiosity; at the sound of a coach which I did not entertain the very best opinion of stopped for four hours in the morning, as well was overturned and broken to pieces, she our coachman, and I was not deceived. I as in the evening, to lel our horses rest, and was near faioting, when at the same mo- communicated my fears to my companions, during this time we had an opportunity of ment she heard the cries of an unfortunate who having made the journey before, knew ubserving something of the customs of these wretch who was begging for his life, hur- better than I did the danger of having an people. They are exceedingly neat in their ried by fear and pity, she rushed forward, unsafe coachman, for the woods of Mourum, persons: their costume is pleasing and even crying aloud for pardon, towards a furious like all the forests in the neighbourhood of elegant. They had yellow boots, a short young man, who was pursuing a postilion the Volga, are infested with banditti, and it waistcoat without sleeves, (which on partiwith a drawn sword in his hand. On hear- is no uncommon thing to see the bodies of cular occasions is embroidered with gold,) ing the soft accents of that plaintive voice, travellers who have been assassinated, lying they shave their heads and wear a small which appeared to descend from heaven, the on the sides of the high-way. The Prince pointed leather cap. The prince wore a loog Prince (for it was himself) eagerly turned, of Georgia, who inliabits Liscowen, is so con- robe and a cafetan, and his head was like and was struck with astonishment on be-vinced of the truth of this, that during the wise shaved; but in this particular they are holding the celestial figure of Ines, who, on fair of Macarieff, he frequently patroles the all alike; the shaving of the head is one of her knees, and, with uplifted hands, still roads himself when he supposes it likely the laws laid down by their religion. repeated pardon, pardon. He instantly ran that foreigners will pass the night at Lis We observed them when they were at towards her, raised her, descended on one cowa.?
their prayers, at some distance from us. knee, and laid at her feet the sword which My travelling companions told me, that They are all Mahometans. I could almost had excited her aların.
since I spoke Russian better than they did, have fancied tha: Moliere had seen a party After this scene, and a short residence at I must beg of the first Tartar Caravan that of Tartars at their devotions before he wrote the Castle, in order to recover from the might happen to pass, to allow us to travel the Bourgeois-Gentilhomme: their contorbruises he had received in his fall, it is not under its protection. Almost all the Persian tions were so grotesque that I could scarcely at all surprising that he should become vio- and Tartar merchants bear the title of refrain from laughing. They jumped about, lently enamoured of Ines, or that the senti- Prince; they carry to this fair shawls, pearls, and pinched and pulled their beards; it menis of the latter should acquire new &c. and are all followed by numerous reli- was the most singular scene imaginable. force; for she is now no longer governed by nues of servants, sume of whom assist in They are passionately fond of music: I imagination alone; a handsome and valiant conveying their merchandise, whilst others happened to have along with me an instruPrince, is an equally powerful enchanter. attend on their persons. We were soon ment, which contributed in no small degree
She quickly departed for the court, where overtaken by one of these caravans. Ito gain the kind marks of attention which she no sooner appeared than she gained a made my request to the Prince as intelligi. they showed to us. They ran up to me multitude of admirers; but these were ea- bly as I could, (for they all speak Russian) whenever they heard me playing at a dissily rejected, for who could eclipse a Prince, and we gained permission to travel along tance. I sang to them some Russian airs, in the midst of a court where every eye was with his suite : we slept in our own carriage. and played the Siganski, (the national dance directed towards him? Ines, like Berenice, We were quickly joined by other parties of of Russia) with which they declared themwas transported with the homages which the same kind ; we made the most laugh- selves enchanted. We travelled in this magher lover received; but be became pressing, able reflections on this whimsical mode of ner until our coachman was pleased to say and she then perceived the danger of her travelling, amidst Tartars, Boucars, Arme- that one of his horses had been seized with situation. It was necessary to come to a nians, Persians, Turks, Bachekirs, and Kal- a lameness, and owing to this circunstance prompt decision, and she determines on muks. We only wanted a party of Chinese we were left completely in the rear. Fear Right. An attendant, whom she had made to complete our escort. All these northern began to take possession of our minds; but the confederate of her design betrayed her, nations respect the rights of hospitality, and our coachman showed himself indifferent to and conducted her to a church, where Don travellers never run any risk by placing all our apprehensions. By good fortune, Pedro had prepared every thing for their themselves under their convoy. Our Tar- however, we soon rejoined our 'Tartar Prince, union, and where they exchanged vows of tars were extremely polite in their manners; who had stopped in consequence of some mutual tidelity at the foot of the altar. they treated us with the utmost respect, and accident which had bappened to his Kibiku,
Here, Madame de Geolis again enters never offered to say or do any thing which (travelling.carriage.) We gave him our drithe domain of bistory. Our readers are ac- was not within the bounds of the strictest ver's passport, and requested that he would quainted with the manner in which Ines decorum.
direct the Master of the Police to institute died by poison, after having given birth to In the evening they invited us to take tea some enquiry, in case we should not arrive a Prince, and at the very moment when her along with them. They seated themselves at Macarieft on the following day. Whe rank and title were about to be publicly upon the ground in the eastern style, round ther he was intimidated by this threat, or acknowledged. Madame de Genlis has well a little carpet which was spread out upon meant to alarca us merely for the sake of a prepared and brought about this catastrophe; the grass ; having placed some tea-boxes on joke, I know not, but nothing extraordinary the bas omitted no circumstance which could one side for us to sit upon; we formed alto- happened to us. We crossed the great wouds contribute w render it affecting, solemn, and gether a most singular groupe. We ques- of Mourum, where we saw innumerable terrible.
swarms of serpents, which abound in these Madame de Genlis's style is beyond all • Yemchik, a kind of coachman, who drives forests; the necks and tails of these reppraise, and is so well known that any ex- short journeys with a troyka, (three horses.) He tiles are black, spotted with yellow, and tract would be superfluous.
delivers his passport to those who engage him, they are extremely venomous. We then
which is the custom with all persons who are passed over a vasi uncultivated plain; my A JOURNEY TO THE FAIR of MacariEFF. hired in Russia, in order that in case of acci- female companion and I dared not venture
dents complaint may be made to their masters, to make a mutual communication of our reFrom L'INCENDIE DE Moscow, BY M.
or to the police, if they belong to the emperor. DAME Fusil,
2 A little town separated by the Volga from Sections, and we at length burst into an I departed from Moscow on the 11th of Macarieff, where a considerable trade is carried immoderate fit of laughter at the forcible July, (N. S.) I was accompanicd by an ex- on during this carions fair, at which all the expression of terror which was depicted in tremely agreeable lady, and her husband who merebants of Asia are in the habit of assem- the countenances of each of us. The lady was a mau already advanced in life: they bling.
then began to relate to me all the tales of
DRAMATIC SKETCH OF KEMBLE.
robberies which she had ever read or heard | Georgian women may be pronounced exqui- | bats, (peasants' huts,) in which he would of: I begged for mercy's sake that she sitely charming. Their features are regular, scarcely have courage enough to take up his would desist. In the mean while we arrived but their usual expression of countenance is abude for the night. The palace of Liscowa at Liscowa, and shortly afterwards crossed disagreeable. As they advance in life the alone retains its former aspect. The Prince the Volga, by the superb bridge which had lods of their enormous eyes turn black, and resides there during the greater part of the just been thrown across that river. This they are then absolutely frightful : their year. The amusements were suddenly susbridge, which shortened our journey by more white dresses bear a close resemblance to pended on account of the entrance of the than three wersts, is advantageously situated those worn by the French nuns.
French army at Wilna and the Emperor for trade: all the vessels are ranged on one There were several Tartar women at this Alexander's arrival at Moscow. By one of side, and the bridge is covered with mer-fair, but their appearance presented nothing those chances, which it is impossible to chandise of every kind, particularly iron, remarkable. I besides saw some Kirgui and foresee, the Emperor unexpectedly entered which is an important article of traffic in this Kalmuck children. It is no unusual thing Moscow one hour after my departure. We part of the world. We saw the new Bazaar; to see these children in Russian houses, were informed of this on reaching Macarieff; this was formerly a wooden building, but where they are richly dressed in the costume but I could scarcely credit the intelligence. the Emperor Alexander has built a superb of their country. All these different forins I brought with me from Macarieff various one of stone. Each range of shops is kept of dress, worn by women as well as men, articles of value, and particularly some Balm by individuals of one nation, and is appro- present a very pleasing and singular coup- of Mecca, which is extremely scarce and dear priated to particular articles of trade. The d'æil. The fair of Macarieff attracts an in- at all times, and which a Tartar procured for Chinese deal in all the productions of their finite concourse of visitors. The Russians me with considerable difficulty. It is a sovecountry; tea, nankeen, silks and Chinese-attend either on business or for the sake reign remedy for the gout, and preserves the stuffs. One row of shops is filled with Tur- of pleasure; and foreigners out of curiosity. freshness of the skin until a very advanced kish and Persian scarfs, (the latter are I observed several French Murchandes-de-age; but for the latter purpose it must be much narrower and of finer texture than Modes, who had come from Moscow; they applied in the same manner as the wonen of thuse of Turkish manufacture; they are found it a profitable speculation, for the fair Asia use it. It is surprising that this branch worn as sashes and turbans.) The Greeks is visited by an infinite number of ladies. of commerce is not more extensive: the ladies deal in diamonds and pearls. On one side The Prince of Georgia, who is the chief of Europe would doubtless prefer a little pbial parties of Siberski exhibit the furs and stones of the nobility, resides at Liscowa, where he of this balm, by which they might preserve of Siberia. The Tartars likewise sell shawls frequently gives splendid entertainments: the delicacy of their complexions to the and diamonds; but the article for which he may be said to perform the honours of richest pearls and diamonds; and gouty they are most celebrated is Tartar-soap, with this fair. He receives all the principal Rus- patients would probably consider it even a which they supply the whole of Russia. I sian nobility, all foreigners of distinction greater luxury than the most sumptuous repurchased soap from no less a personage and artists. 'llis visitors cross the Volga in past. ihan Prince Achmet : it is sold here at the elegant barges which belong to him, and rate of fifty roubles per pound, which led me then go to sup at Liscowa, where the enter
POETRY. to conclude that wliat is sold at a low price tainments of the evening usually consist of elsewhere, cannot be genuine. It is so a concert and a ball. After having visited powerfully perfined that the skin retains the fair, the company return to the palace, the fragrance for a considerable time after during the heat of the day, to take a little Written and Printed in 1796.--After seeing his it has been washed with it.
Orestes, Alexander, and Coriolanus. The Russians repose before they join in the festivities of sell or rather exchange every kind of Euro- the evening. The celerity with which Ma- Endow'd by Nature for supreme command, pean merchandize; knives and forks are carieff is converted into a charming little See KEMuie comes, the Monarch of the stage. considerable articles of trade with them. town, seems almost the work of enchant- Uniting grace and strength, appears to join Many Russian Noblemen who have manu- ment: during the remainder of the year it Apollo and great Hercules in one. factories on their estates, send goods on is a wretched village, scarcely habitable, His aspect is imperial like bis port, commission to the merchants who attend containing only a convent of monks, whose such as might suit the sculptar'd front of Jove. this fair.
festival was formerly celebrated at the period His ample forehead speaks exalted sense; The shops which are kept by the Turks at which this fair is now held. Temporary Upon his brow the fate of empires hangs; are extremely large; they are encircled with wooden houses are constructed and furnish- The lightnings in his eyes are wont to play, Didans, and are decorated with the utmost ed in a very elegant style; they serve as And leap forth, with the thunder of his voice, magnificence. Their dresses are very rich coffee-houses, Restaurations, and other places To strike and wither armies; and to make and covered with embroidery; their girdles of entertainment. Here parties assemble to Cheap victory attend his faming swurd. and turbans, (the latter of which are exces- sing, to dance, to play, and drink excellent But who can paint him in the Roman Chief, sively large,) consist chiefly of Persian scarfs wines and liquors of every kind; they may " Flutter'd the Volscians at Corioli? or pieces of Turkish silk. They offer to the likewise be provided with sterlets, soudak, Fate on liis helm, ull arm'd in shining mail Jadies Sorbet and the Pastiles of the Seraglio, and sturgeons, (the fish from which the Cu- I saw him, singly, like a Lion chafd which they themselves constantly smoke. vier is produced.). Finally, these houses By desperate Hunters, in his fury turn,--. The Persians wear fewer gilt ornaments, present a continual scene of busule, the ani. His stature seem'd of more than human size and the form of their dress is different: mation of which cannot be exceeded. The By rage enlarged. Upon the Volscian Lord their caps are high and their Cofetans short, Russian, Georgian, Tartar and Kalmuck He, dowoward, shot a mortal buroing glance, with loose hanging sleeves.
women are the only females who are visi- As wrathful fires are huri'd from Etva's brow. The Persians are almost all handsome men, ble; all the rest are shut up in their hus. His temples, with his clenched hands, lie struck, but their beauty does not equal that of the bands' houses. These gentlemen, however, Aud echo'd back the appellation“ Boy!" Circassians, Bachkirs and Teherkasses, (a do not scruple to show their gallantry to While, loudly storming o'er the armed field, tribe of Cossacks, who live among the moun females who are not under such rigorous He strade, indignant, like the mighty Mars.tains.) The charms of the Persian wo- confinement as their
own wives, and it would Bat I do mock him, by this puling speech. men are much extolled in Europe; the men be dangerous for a woman to venture out As stroug conceptions labor in the breast
This sorry painting would-but cannot, paint! are however far handsomer, and their style alone during the evening. . Whenever, the Though language cannot give the fancy birth of dress adds grace to the natural synimetry fair is at an end, the houses are pulled down He must be seen himself. This shows him not; of their furns. I saw several Georgian and the bridge rensoved; and should a tra- But as a faint reflection shows the sun; females; but they do not deserve their reveller happen to visit Macarieff a month Or as a feeble breath a tempest makes; putation for beauty. If it be handsome to afterwards, he might almost fancy he had Or as a shallow rill, in some green mead, have eyes disproportionably large, and eye- dreamt every thing he had seen: he must Strid by a truant boy, would represent brows which seem as though they had been make up his mind to live upon wretched The copions flood of the majestic Nile. stained with China-ink, then indeed the black bread, and would find only a few Kys
BUT NOW FIRST PUBLISHED.
Earl of Mulgrave, Earl of Blessington, Lord, the subject, be worse than superfluous-it A DRAMATIC ALLUSION ; WRITTEN IN 1814, Erskine, Lord Petersham, Lord Worcester, wonld be presumptious and impertinent in me
Lord Torrington, the Hon. General Pliipps, to enlarge on that great combination of qualiNext comes the fiery Champion, whose high Mr. T. Moore, Mr. S. Rogers, Mr. T. Campbell, ties, natural and acquired, necessary to form powers
Mr. Crabbe, Mr. Croker, Mr. Heber, Mr. James a perfect actor. But if, following the object Claim ample scope and the full meed of praise ; Smith, Mr. Horace Smith, Mr. West, Sir Tho- for which we are here assembled, I were to Old Drury's glory and her sword and shield : mas Lawrence, and all the other most distin-touch on the various abilities of my excellent Of him and his proud' followers, a host guished Members of the Royal Academy, who friend near me, what else would I be doing, Celebrious, and oft beheld with pride, have ever found in the figure, the attitudes and but describing those natural qualities and ac Turning the tide of well-earn'd honor home, expression of Mr. Kemble, studies for painting quired perfections which are indispensable in Now speak we briefly ;-fit occasion soon and sculptnre-together with all the other most the constitution of an accomplished actorTo land their gallant bearing in the field. eminent professional and literary men of the which can alone raise men to that high emi.' Though not the first to hail his sudden light, metropolis--while we know that the Earl of nence which Mr. Kemble so long enjoyed in We, for a season, must reluctant pass
Upper Ossory, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Canning, and that profession, which gives to poetry so much This new-rais’d Monarch, who, with Cæsar's others of the old and private friends of Mr. force and effect-and which inparts to thouspeed,
Kemble, were only prevented by unavoidable sands so large a portion of rational and inno. Came, 'saw and conquer'd the impassion'd circumstances from being present. All his cent amusement (Loud applause).- For, I say, crowd :
own professional brethren of both Theatres ex- as no person ever brought to the stage a greater So swiftly shot his fame from Isle to Isle, erted themselves as a Committee of Stewards, portion of those natural advantages, which reOne fleeting Moon beheld its rapid growth, and wore an elegant medal, struck for the alize the idea of the poet, and afford assistAnd the first sound of praise bnt serv'd to swell occasiou by Mr. Warwick, of the Strand; ance to the sister arts of painting and of sculpThe deep loud plaudits of the Nation's voice ; – and the assembly was further rendered interest- ture, than Mr. Kemble, so, I will contend, Palms, which o'er other toils, successive rise, ing by the presence of M. Talma, the most that no man ever cultivated the dramatic art The tardy growth of long uncertain years,
shining actor of the French stage, who thus joined with greater assiduity, zeal, learning, and judge Brighten, at once, upon his youthful brows : in the tribnte paid to his friend, and who will ment (applause).—Gentlemen, it is quite unGreen buds and tender blossoms mingling fair therefore be able to report to bis colleagues necessary for me to dwell, as I have already With full-blown honors, in one brilliant wreath. in France, how the lovers of dramatic science said, on those qualities which recommend an So, where amid the Indian Ocean, far
and taste in England honour the professors of actor to public applause-because by your being Rises the earthly Paradise Ceyloon, the delightful art.
here this day, yon prove that you understand Shedding rich odours, o'er the Eastern wave,
After the anthem of “ Non nobis, Domine," them inuch better than I can describe them. Within her winding vales and woody dells,
and the usual toasts, the Noble Chairman We have met here, not only because we feel
said Sweet breathing cinnamon and citron groves,
a perfect conviction of the great difficulties Or, on the gently updulating slope
Gentlemen, in pursuance of the object of which are attached to the study of this profesOf her green hills reflected in the stream,
this day, I hoped io have had the honour and sion--but we have met here also because we The smiling Seasons hail the radiant morn.
satisfaction of presenting to my friend, who rate highly those qualifications, which are ne. While Winter from the mountain top looks sits beside me, the piece of plate which it is cessary to success on the stage, and which down,
your wish to bestow upon him, as an indica- my friend near me possesses in a pre-eminent And the brown elephant majestic moves,
tion of the high sense you entertain of his abi-degree (applause).-Here, gentlemen, I wish Amidst the distant openings of the wild,
lities. But, unfortunately, I am prevented to mention a subjeet which is so immediately Spring, Summer, Autumn, led by wanton May, and beautiful work, designed for the vase, re- met, that I trust I may be allowed to interrupt
from performing that grateful duty- the rich counected with the object for which we are Beneath the ruddy canopy of eve, Together meet; and dance in airy rings,
quiring time for its completion. Here is, how. your conviviality, by calling your attention for Weaving their treasures in one garland wild,
ever, a drawing of the vase, which will be one moment to it. It bas generally been the
handed round the rooin. I bave also a copy idea of those who wrote on the profession of For Youth and Beauty in the bands of Love,
of the inscription intended for it, which, if you acting-(particularly the poets)--and of one please, I will read.
more especially, whose name we all venerate, His Lordship then read as follows :
and whose loss we all deplore-(I mean the late FAREWELL DINNER
“ To J. P. KEMBLE, Esq. on his retirement lamented Mr. Sheridan)-speaking of the diffiTO J. P. KEMBLE, ESQ.
from the Stage,
culties and the discouraging circumstances No event in common life has made a more Of which, for thirty-four years, he lias been the which attend the art--" that the materials of lively impression of regret on the public mind
ornament and pride;
the actor's fame are more perishable than those than the retirement of Mr. Kemble, in the full Which, to his learning, taste, and genius, is in- of the poet's or the painter's.” We have met, and unimpaired vigour of his talents. The debted for its present state of improvemeot; I think, this day, to remove some of the injus. meeting on Friday, at Freemasons' Tavern, of which, under his auspices, and profiting by his tice to which, in this particular, the profession the Amateurs of the Drama, to bid bim fare. constant labour, most wortbily directed to has been subjected. Mr. Kemble has, by collawell, was remarkable for the distinction and the support of the legitimate drama, and teral measures, done more for the permanent talent of the company. An assembly of men more particularly to the glory of SHAKprosperity of the stage, and consequently for honoured for their rank, erudition, genius and
the fame of its votaries, than any person who character, of all political parties, of all the Has arrived' at a degree of splendour and has gone before him.--For, as long as the Brilearned professions, of eminent Artists, Poets, prosperity before unknown;
tishtheatre exists—as long as the plays of Writers and Scholars, animated by one feeling And which, from his high character, has ac- Shakspeare shall be represented in this metropoof respect and affection, to do honour to a Gen. quired an increase of honour and dignity; lis, the result of his learning and industry will tlemani who bad contributed so essentially to
be seen in the propriety of the scenic decoratheir intellectual gratifications, and to whom FROM A NUMEROUS BODY OF HIS ADMIRERS, tions, in the improvement of the costume, in the enlightened world is so much indebted for As a mark of their gratitude, respect, and many matters, apparently of minor considera. the splendid manner in which, by classic repre
tion-bot which, when effected, shew the man sentations, he has illustrated the works of our was presented, by the hands of their President, of research and of ability--display the mind of immortal bard, was truly an honourable and ON THE 27TH OF JUNE, 1817."
the scholar and the critic (applause).- I thought delightful spectacle. The gallery presented (The passages in this inscription, compli- it necessary to touch upon this point, since it also a beautiful display of women of the tirst mentary to the genius and industry of Mr. appears to be so nearly connected with the fashion, who emulated the zeal of the convivial Kenible, were enthusiastically applauded.) business of the day. I shall not trespass on you circle below, in testifying their gratitude to,
Lord HOLLAND continued.--. If, Geotle- further. What we are met to do, I hope will and admiration of Mr. Kemble.
men, it were not for the feelings which ac. be acceptable to my friend, and gratifying to Lord Holland was in the Chair, and he had toate yon, and which influence myself, here I us all. The feelings by which we are impelled Mr. Kemble on his right hand, supported by might close-because I think, in this com- are, I think, embodied in the inscription which the Duke of Bedford, the Marquis of Lans- pany, composed as it is of so many gentlemen bas been read to you— they are those of gratidown, the Marquis of Abercorn, the Earl of who have pursued the arduous profession of tude, respect, and affection. Gratitude, for the Aberdeen, Earl of Essex, Earl of Harrington, the stage with success, or who are qualified delight he has so often imparted to us in crowded
to judge of scenic ability, it would be super. theatres-respect for bim, as a scholar and a The Company of Drury Lane Theatre. fluous in me to descant on such a topic. It critic-and atfection for lis virtues, as a man of ? For Ceylon.
would indeed, wnable as I am to do justice to independent character and of upright conduct.
I am sure, with his usual good nature, that he
Taste like the silent dial's power
Mr. CAMPBELL said, he was so wholly unprewill accept of this address as a memorial of re. That where supernal light is given, pared, and so completely overcome, by the ho. spect and esteem. If I am not misinformed, a Can measure Inspiration's hour,
nour conferred on him, that he was quite incapa. gentleman present will recite an ODE, more ex And tell its height in Heav'n.
ble of returning a suitable answer, or of giving pressive of my feelings than any thing I can
At once ennobled and correct,
vent to the feelings under the influence of say to you."
His mind survey'd the tragic page, which he rose. The heat of the weather had This speech was received with a tumult of And what the actor could effect,
also, for several days past, affected bis health, applause. When silence was obtained, Mr.
The scholar conld presage.
and he was perfectly unable to make a speech, Young recited, in a most forcible and feeling These were his traits of worth,
if he were inclined to do so ; but he was sure manner, the following Ope, written by Thomas And must we lose them now;
the company would think better of him for ab Campbell, Esq. author of The Pleasures of Hope: And shall the scene no more shew forth staining from such a course. He had received ODE FOR THE FAREWELL MEETING
His sternly-pleasing brow?
an honour which he felt that he did not deserve; IN HONOUR OF KEMBLE.
Alas! the moral brings a tear,
but he should ever reflect on it with pleasure, "Tis all a transient hour below;
and he should ever participate in those feelings By THOMAS CAMPBELL, Esq.
And we that would detain thee bere, of enthusiasm which appeared to pervade the Pride of the British stage,
Ourselves as fleetly go.
present meeting, in doing honour to the great A long and last adieu !
Yet shall our latest age
ornament of the English stage. He should end Whose image brought th'heroic age
This parting scene review
here, if he did not know that there was piore Revived to Fancy's view;
Pride of the British Stage,
genuine poetry in the room than he could preLike fields refresh'd with dewy light,
A long and last adien!
tend to. But he saw a distinguished contem. When the sun smiles his last,
The most heartfelt applause followed this re- porary near him, who onght to have assisted, or Thy parting presence makes more bright citation.
gone before him, in composing the Farewell Ode. Our memory of the past;
Lord HOLLAND then proposed " The Health He should, at once, name hin, if he were not And memory conjures feelings up, of Mr. Kemble,” which was received with en-sensible that the author of Lalla Rookh was That wine or music need not swell, thusiasm.
present [lond applause). He also took this opAs high we lift the festal cup
Mr. KEMBI.E said-Gentlemen, for your pre- portunity of mentioning the Reverend Mr. To " KEMBLE, fare thee well!"
sence here to-day, and the favour you have Crabbe, a Gentleman, who might be termed the His was the spell o'er hearts,
done me in drinking my health, I beg leave father of modern bards. Which only acting lends,
to offer you my most heartfelt and sincere Lord HOLLAND, after alluding to the poets The youngest of the sister arts,
acknowldgements.--Unused as I am to ex- who honoured the entertainment with their Wliere all their beauty blends.
temporaneous public speaking, it will not ap- presence, proposed, " the health of the British For ill can Poetry express
pear extraordinary that I should be a little Poets, who adorn the present age." Full many a tone of thought sublime, embarrassed, in addressing an assembly in Mr. Fawcett, and Mr. Rae, as the Managers And painting mute and motionless which I see so many persons highly valued for of the two Theatres, returned thanks in warm
Steals but one glance from Time; their genius and talents. I shall, therefore, and polished terms for the honour done them But by the mighty actor brought
Gentlemen, be obliged to contine myself to in drinking their healths, which was proposed Illision's wedded triumphis come, saying, that this is the greatest honour that by the Noble Chairman, and drunk with great Verse ceases to be airy thought,
could possibly be conferred on me; and as it is applause. And sculpture to be dumb.
a distinction that never has been shewn to any Lord HOLLAND expressed his satisfaction at Time may again revive,
of my predecessors, I therefore fcel, Gentle witnessing the liberality of sentiment which But ne'er efface the charm,
men, how far your favour exceeds every thing pervaded the two winter Theatres, rivals as When Cate spoke in him alive,
which my deserts could justly challenge (ap- they were in some respects. But he was sure Or Hotspur kiodled warm.
plause.] Gentlemen, the terms in which you that the liberality of Englishmen would not be What soul was not resign'd entire have been pleased to convey to me your ap- confined to their own country. They had now
To the deep sorrows of the Moor? probation of my professional exertions and of an Actor of a neighbouring nation amongst What Englishi heart was not on fire my private conduct, leaves me nothing to say, them (enthusiastic applause). His Lordship was With him at Agincoart?
but that I am very proud you think so highly happy that they were all eager to express their And yet a majesty possess'd
of me.--Your Noble Chairman, Gentleman, gratitication at this circumstance. He should His transport's most impetrons tone, has done me the honour of attributing to mé therefore propose “The health of M. Talma; And to each passion of his breast much more merit than I can pretend to; his and success to the French Stage.” The graces gave their zone.
feelings have led him, I fear, very much to This toast was drunk with long-continued High were the task, too high
overstate my services. But I can truly say, plaudits. Ye conscious bosoms here,
that, when he attributed to me a strong desire Mons. TALMA spoke as follows :-“ GentleIn words to paint your memory
to discharge my daty fairly in the different parts men, it is impossible for me in a foreign language Of KEMBLE, and of Lear.
of my profession, as far as my honest endeavour to express my warm gratitude for the hospitable Bot who forgets that white discrowned head, to deserve that praise could be considered way in which you have this day received me Those bursts of Reason's half-extinguish'd
as entitling me to it--so far your Noble Chair. [applause), and the honour you have done, in glare,
man has spoken of me only with justice [great my person, to the French Stage. To be thought Those tears upon Cordelia's bosom shed,
applause.). The manner in which you have worthy of notice, on an occasion consecrated In donbt, more touching than despair,
been so kindly good as to step forward, in to my dear friend [shonts of applause), I estiIf 'twas reality he felt.
order to hand down to posterity my exertions mate as one of the highest honours of my life. Had SHAKS PEARE's self amidst you been, put to affect 'iny heart most deeply (here Mr. will, I hope, suffer me to thauk you with my
on the stage, is too flattering to my feelings, As I cannot thank you with my words, you Friends, he had seen you melt,
Kemble was And triumph'd to have seen.
so much affected that he was heart [plaudits). Gentlemen, permit me to drink
obliged to pause for some seconds)--to pos- success to the British Nation, and to the Bri. And there was many an hour Of blended kindred fame,
terity--that is too much to say—but I receive tish Stage.” [thunders of applause). (These few When Siddons's auxiliar power
the gift, Gentlemen, with affection--with gra- words, delivered in a clear and powerful voice, And sister magic came;
titude; and it is pleasing to me to hope that I with great boldness of utterance, and vehemence
shall still be remembered, even when that of action, had a most surprising effect on the Together at the Muse's side, Her tragic paragons had grown,
mark of your kindness has faded away, since audience).
my farewell has been sung by the Muse that « The health of Mr. West, and success to the They were the children of her pride, The columns of her throne;
dictated “ The Pleasures of Hope!" (applause.) Royal Acailemy,” was next drunk.
I now beg leave to propose “ The Health of Mr. West returned thanks. And undivided favour ran, our Noble Chairman, Lord Holland."
Lord HOLLAND then proposed “The health From heart to heart, in their applause, Save for the gallantry of man,
Lord HOLLAND, in returning thanks, de- of Mr. Young," who returned thanks in a neat In lovelier woman's cause.
clared, that it was most gratifying to him to speech, in which he declared, that to Mr. Kem
preside in such an assembly, on such an oc- ble's example, he owed the success which le Fair as some classic dome, casion.
had lieretofore met with iu luis profession. He Robust and richly graced,
His Lordship then, after cologising the po- expressed his opinion, that no 'man could long Your KEMBLE's spirit was the home etical genius of Mr. Campbell, the author of remain a favourite with the public, who did not Of Genius and of Taste,
the Ode, proposed that Gentleman's health. follow the steps so gloriously trodden by Mr,
Kemble-steps, which, althoagh at an humble FRENCH MANNERS. country it seems reserved for children on distance, he hoped he should ever pursue,
L'ERMITE EN PROVINCE.
the verge of adolescence, and for men de Lord HOLLAND then proposed " The health of Mrs. Siddons," which was drunk with great
EXERCISES AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE BASQUES. clining towards old age; they very freapplause.
Hác celebrata tenus sancto certamina patri. quently play against each other, and the
VIRG. Æn. match is almost always equal; for the one Mr. H. Twiss returned thanks. • A little before twelve o'clock, Lord Holland
*. The mineral waters, less renowned not having yet acquired their full strength quitted the Chair, and the company soon after than those of Bagniores and Barège, but and the others not having lost all theirs, separated, highly delighted with ihe transac- equally good, draw together at Cambo, to- they are at an equal distance from their mations of the evening.
wards the end of the summer, a considerable turity: at the beginning of this struggle Tbe Performers of Drury-Lane Theatre, number of patients who come to seek bealth, between fifteen and sixly, sixty has at first anxions to record their testimony of respect for and of people in health, who seek pleasure the advantage, but more frequently fifteen the advantages derived from Mr. Kemble's pro- this concourse of company naturally gives wins the game; this may be explained; the fessional exertions, appointed a Deputation, con occasion to numerous parties for field sports, latigue of a violent exercise which exhausts sisting of Messrs. Rae, Johnstone, Holland, and tennis, and dancing; which I cannot avoid the strength of the old man who is at the Dowton, to wait on him, and to express, their speaking of at some length: it is particu- close of his career, does but increase that of regret at his retirement from the Stage. These larly in their sports that the manners of the child who is beginning. Gentlemen were introduced to Mr. Kemble on these mountaineers should be studied; plea
All the wonders of this species of talent Friday, when Mr. Rae addressed him in the fol. lowing words:
sure singularly heightens the expression of are shewn in the matches of the game à la ** Mr. Kemble-Sir, Mr. Dowton, Mr. John- the physiognomy of the Basques.
longue. stone, Mr. Holland, and myself, as a Deputa
The delight taken by the Basques in the
Thousands of spectators who Aock from tion from all the Performers of Drury-Lane pigeon chace,' (chasse aux Palombes) is all parts of the department, and sometimes Theatre, have the honour to wait on you, to almost equal to their love of tennis and even from Spain, assemble in a vast space offer our tribute of personal respect, and at the dancing; this sport begins in autumn. I prepared for this purpose. On these solemn same time deeply to lainent your having with shall not be home to be present at it, but I occasions matches are made only between drawn yourself from the Stage, of which, for ask M. Destere, and his answers bring ab- well known artists, and upon whose talents several years, you have been the pride and dis- sent objects before my eyes.
considerable wagers are laid; for it is not tinguished ornament. I am concerned that illness prevented my accompanying these Gen- which is called the little chace and is car-quently a part of their fortune, which peo
There are two species of pigeon chace,one merely the vanity of their opinion, it is fretlemen for this purpose, on the evening of your ried on in the vallies; and the great on the ple risk in these conjectures; M. Destere asuniversally regretted retirement: But, we trust, mountains. though late in the expression of our feelings,
ebreihuntsman makes at the top of a tree a ca- francs deposited as stakes on these occa
For the first the principal sured me that he had often seen 50,000 will not be the less acceptableatre,s we prepare bin of foliage ; he conceals himself in it,sions. The walls of the gardens, the winte feel, that there you attained and perfected that provided with a fowling piece and a blind dows, the roofs of the houses, the large high professional character, which is now de- pigeon; which he fastens on the outside with branches of the trees, near the scene of acservedly drawing forth every mark of public a threaui long enough to allow the bird to tion, are crowded with spectators of both estimation; and we beg to assure you, that we Hy to some distance from the cabin: other sexes and of every age; they begin luy fully participate in those general feelings of ad-huntsmen hide themselves in the bushes: forming the jury of the game, which is commiration and respect. We truly feel that you at the cry of the call bird which the hunts posed of a certain number of amateurs
, who have added a dignity to the profession, both man above excites by pulling the string to are already emeriti, and who decide in the by your genins in the art itself, and by the force which he is tied, the pigeons in the neigh- last instance, upon the disputes which are of your example in private life. We take our hourhood Alock to the spot and are brought always ready to arise in the course of the leave of you, wishing you the enjoyment of your down by the balls which are fired at them game. bealth, and with an earnest hope, that the re
The players must be all dressed in the mainder of your life may in every respect be on every side. as happy as it has hitherto been serviceable The great chace requires considerable same costume, whatever be their respective and ornamental to Learning and the Stage.” preparation and expense, which is geue
ranks or professions. They all wear a light rally divided among the farmers who assem- net on their heads, without any other dress ble for the purpose. All the bigh trees of than a shirt and pantaloons of the most
the mountains on which they meet are cover- dazzling whiteness, and are only to be disPROCEEDINGS OF LEARNED ed with cabins and hunters, who have no tinguished by the colour of their silk sashes, SOCIETIES.
arms besides a kind of watchman's ratile. which they frequently tie up, and which The blind pigeons first do their duty: their they handle with a very particular grace:
voices draw the others in great numbers, this quality with which the Basques are Oxforv.- Graduations.-B. D. Rev. W. at the same moment the hunters above lei essentially endowed, is especially remarkDodson, St. Johu's. M. A. Rev. C. Barker, loose a sparrow bawk among them, and able in an exercise, in which strength, supTrinity W. J. Hughes, Brazenose; P. Evans, sound their rattles; at this sight, at this pleness, velocity, are indispensable condiJesus; E. Lloyd, Christchurch; Messrs. T. noise, focks of terrified pigeons drop down tions of a success which is hardly ever to be Twigge, St. Alban's Hall; W. M. Boyton, upon vast nets stretched upon the trees from obtained but in the prime of life. ditto; J. Mill, Trinity; and J. Fr. Coleridge, one hill to another; in this manner niany Fellow of Exeter. B. A, Mr. R. G. C. Fane, bundreds are taken at once.
Light as a Basque, is said proverbially, and
A description without suspecting the exaggeration which Magdalen.
The Rev. T. Silver, D. C. L. Fellow of St. of a party of this kind would make a charm- such an eulogium implies the verse on John's, is elected Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-ing picture; but my time is short, and fêtes the Stag pursued by the pack
“ L'ail le cherche, et le suit aux lieux qu'il a Saxon, vice Rey. C. Dyson, M. A. Fellow of still more local claim iny attention. The game of tennis is here quite a rage ;
quittés." Corpus Christi, vacated.
CAMBRIDGE. - The Annual Prizes given by there are two sorts of it, called “ le sabor, is not less literally true in speaking of the the representatives in Parliament, have been and“ la longue." The first, which is the young inbabitants of these mountains; the adjudged to the Senior Batchelors, H. Robin second in rank, is played in a small spaces difficult to follow, than the trace of their
Night of their ball in the air is not more J.J. Blunt, Fellow of St. John's one prize re France in most of the public schools; there of the inotions excited in them by the dino of Trinity, and to the Middle Batchelor differs but little from the game played in footsteps
It is still more difficult to form an idea maining undecided.
is tliis peculiarity in it, however, that in this The Porsonian Prize for the best translation
different chances of the game. During this of one of our Classic Dramatists, into Greek
'We are obliged to translate the French ebb and tide of fear and hope, witnesses verse, is adjudged to Mr. G. J. Pennington of Chasse, by Chace ; though the words are not run about on every
side to carry the news King's.
equivalent; the French being applicable to all to distant places. The roads for more than kiuds of field sports, bunting, fowling, &c. six leagues from the place are thronged with