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were intimidated from risking an attempi What you have nobly done." (long and clusion, At the fall of the curtain, placards to gain admittance by these circumstances; loud applauses) Act ii. Sc. iv. were exhibited in different parts of the pit and a multitude endeavoured, by letters and Again. “Cominius.-I shall lack voice and galleries, inscribed with this further mapersonal applications, to Mr. Harris, the per the deeds of Coriolanus

Difestation of the public wish, “NO FAREformers, and door-keepers, to obtain a safe Should not be ultered feebly.(loud well FOR EVER FROM KEMBLE." Owing is admission by the private entrances. We

applauses) Ibid.

a misconception that these were designed to are informed that these applications were again. "Coriolanus -as soon in battle, prevent Mr. Kemble from delivering any steadfastly refused; and the people began to I would before thee fly, and howl for address, murmurs immediately arose. But assemble at the pit passage as early as 12 mercy, (repeated bursts of applause) this circumstance only furnished an addio'clock. On the opening of the doors, the As QUIT THE STATIon they've assign'a tional proof of public esteem. The idea that a screams and struggles continued with vio

me nÈRE."

prevention or disrespect was intended, occalence for some minutes. Amidst the rend “ Aufidius.-'Thou canst not hope ac- sioned some tumult, although it soon aping of clothes, and loss of hats and shoes, quittal from the Volscians. peared that the audience had but one wish two ladies fainted, and were, with difficulty, Cor. I do:-Nay more, expect their and opinion. A short but anxious interval borne out of the crowd into the open air.


ensued. The curtain again was drawn up; The house soon filled, and we do not recol. Their thunks(several peals of ap- a grand street of Rome, which forms a prinlect a more brilliant display of Beauty and

plause) Act v. Sc. i.

cipal scene in the Tragedy, was displayed ; high Fashion in the boxes and orchestra. Kemble accompanied the first speech in and Kemble, in the Roman costume, in Notwithstanding the risk, an unusual num- this last extract, with a vehement grandeur which he had performed Coriolanus, came ber of ladies were in the pit

. Mr. Kemble of action, which produced an astonishing forward. One of those lofty public edifices, had chosen the favorite character of Corio. effect. Every thing gave force to this strik which adorned the capital of the ancient lonus for this memorable night; and on his ing scene. The language of Shakspeare; World, rose behind hiin. The impression entrance in the first scene, he was received the crisis; the sublime spectacle of an indi produced by this unison, on such an occawith a waving of white handkerchiefs and vidual, a Roman, bidding defiance to a hos- sion, was deeply felt. It appeared as if laurel branches, and a tumult of enthusiastic tile General in the midst of his arıny; the Kemble, the Roman spirit

, the Roman grangreeting, for many minutes. We do not Actor who spoke ; the martial fury of his deur, and Rome itself, were about to dismean bere to go into any critique on the passion; the voice; the look; the lofty appear from the stage, and leave a chasm, merits of his performance: we shall only re, erection and dilation of his commanding which could no more be filled. The ties of peat what was testified by the Audience, and Egure, as it his mighty spirit could not find sympathy, which had for thirty years bound by the diurnal critics in the public journals room within the confinenient of its habita-him to all that was great and noble in the since, that he never performed this arduous tion; the combination of relative circum- Drama; and knit him, as it were, into the part with more enersy and grandeur. We, stances, interests, and sympathies, of class heart of the Public, were about to be at who witnessed his first and last performance ical taste and feeling and sentiment; all once, and it was to be feared for ever, disof Coriolanus on the London stage, fully contributed to excite the enthusiasm of the solved. Those who had seen his outset in concur in this general judgment. The ex- audience. When Kemble refused to quit their youth, felt in his retiring, the interests traordinary, circumstance of his unabated his station in the camp, the general wish of the past, the present, and the narrow professional powers on the evening of his that he would not quit his station on the future, crowded into the single moment. &nal appearance on the stage, added to the Stage; and the deep tone of his fiery bravery, Several long, and continued thunders of public regret for their immediate loss of his drew down the loudest acclamations, and applause rendered it impossible for him to exertions. The audience eagerly burst into cries of " No ! no ! dont quit!”–Ue ap- be heard for some time. At length, in a applauses at every passage in the play, which peared evidently affected by this expression faultering voice, and often interrupted by enabled them to express their sense of his of the public desire for his continuance: and his feelings, he addressed the audience: distinguished merits. We shall notice a it must have been highly gratifying to his

“ Ladies and Gentlemen, I have appearfew only of the many points which they ap- feelings to notice that whenever the points ed before you for the last time." (Here he plied, with shouts, to their justly valued fa- of Coriolanus's merits as the shield and glory was interrupted by loud cries of “ No, No," vorite. A long and loud interruption took of Rome could be applied to his foremost from all parts of the house.) He then replace, when Coninius told him,

rank as an Actor, the audience eagerly seized sumed, "I come now to close my long pro“ You shall not be

upon the opportunity of testifying their fessional career.” (Here he was again The grave of your deserving. Rome sense of his excellence.

obliged to stop by loud cries of “ No, Nomust know

Many Ladies and Gentlemen in the boxes No retiring-No furewell for ever."). This The value of her own.” Act 1. s. iii.

and pit bore laurels in their hands. Between tumult of applause, and the reiterated proofs

the second and third, fourth and fifth acts, of public esteem affected him to tears, and Again “ Volumnia.-he hath, in this action,

an address to Mr. Kemble, printed on a folio rendered him still less capable of collecting outdone his former deeds doubly.". sheet, was circulated, by several gentlemen, firmness. When he proceeded his tone was u Valeria.- In troth, there's wondrous

through the pit and boxes, and perused with broken and his countenance agitated. things spoke of him." "* Menenius.-- Wondrous ! Ay,, ! war. the same time, in the galleries. This ad- trespass on your time I feared! I should not

earnest attention. It was also circulated, at “ Ladies and Gentlemen, I do not wish to rant you, and not without his true dress had been read in manuscript, in the have sufficient fortitude for this occasionpurchase.”-Act ii. Sc. i.

pit, a fortnight before, and the printed copies and it was my wish to have withdrawn in Again. “ Menenius.-A hundred thousand had been circulated, in town, during the pre- silence from you:” (loud cries and applauses,)

welcomes, (loud applauses) I could ceding week. A copy of it had been also “ but I suffered myself to be persuaded, that weep

printed in gold letters, upon white satin, if only froin old custom, a few words would And I could laugh-I'm light and surrounded by a painted wreath of roses, be expected from me at parting.” (Renewed heavy-welcome!

surmounted by a crown of laurel; and en- applauses.). " The invariable kindness with A curse begin at every root of his compassed by an outer border of fanciful which you have ever treated me, from the heart,

ornaments, embroidered in gold. The tas- first night of my coming forward as a candiThat is not glad to see thee. (tumults sels, at each corner, were acorns, composed date for public favour, down to this

painful of applause.)

of gold ewist. This tasteful expression of moment, will be eternally remembered with -yet by the faith of Man public respect was accompanied by a superb gratitude. Such talents as I have been We've some old craB-TREES, HERE, crown of laurel to decorate the brows of master of, have always cheerfully been ex

AT HOME, that will not be grufied to Mr. Kemble. The satin copy of the addresserted in your service; whether as an actor,

your relish." (applause.) Act ii. Sc. ii. and the laurel crown were handed by the au- in the character allotted to me, or as a Again. “Menenius.--Sit

, Coriolanus, never dience, from seat to seat, from the back to the manager, it has ever been my ambition to shame to bear

front of the pit, to be presented at the con- add to the splendour and propriety of the

Drama, and more especially to exert myself | cera, and if possible, an increase of respect. the permanence of that celebrity which they to give effect to the plays of our divine In justice to the interests of the Drama, and have already so deservedly acquired, and a Shakespeare. (Loud applause.) On every our own feelings, we would fain postpone sure pledge of the future honours which occasion, permit me to say, all my efforts, all the moment of a separation so painful. await' upon the close of their professional my studies, all my labours have been made Fitted by the endowments of Nature and by career. We, therefore, earnestly entreat, delightful to me, by the constant applause classical acquirements, by high association that you will not at once deprive the Public and approbation, with which you have been and the honourable ambition of excellence of their gratification, and the Stage of your pleased to reward them. (Applauses.) Ladies you have, for upwards of thirty years, digni- support. We entreat of you not to take your and Gentlemen, I must take my leave of you, fied the profession of an Actor, by your pri- final leave on the night named for your last and I now niost respectfully bid you a long vale conduct and public exertions in the Bri- performance. All we ask, is, that you will and unwilling farewell."--At these words he tish Capital. We beheld, in your personifi consent to perform a few nights each Season, buwed with much agitation, and amidst a cation, the spirit of History and Poetry so long as your health will permit. We adrepetition of enthusiastic applauses and cries united. In embodying the characters of jure you to grant this request, by your own of regret, from all parts of ihe house, hastily Shakspeare and our other Dramatic Writers, fame, an object which is not more dear to withdrew from the stage. In about two ini- you were not contented to revive an outward you than it is to us, and we confidently rely nutes, the copy of the address printed in show of their greatness alone. The splen- upon your respect for public opinion, that letters of gold on white satin, and the crown dor of an antique costume-the helmet and you will not cover us with the regret of a reof laurel, which had been handed forward by armour—the crown and sceptre, all that per- fusal, We have spared the annexation of the audience from the back to the front of tains to the insignia of command, are easily signatures as inadequate and unnecessary, the pit, early in the evening, were delivered assumed. When you appeared, the habit even if our numbers and restricted limits by the gentleman, who held them, to the and the man were as soul and body. The permitted that form. The pealing applause celebrated tragedian, MR. Talma, in the age and country, in which we live, were of the audience, each night of your performorchestra, with a request that he would fling forgotten. Time rolled back a long succes- ance, and the united voice which accompanies them upon the stage. This was executed, sion of centuries. The grave gave up its this, are the best attestation of the public and applauded; with loud cries for Mr. illustrious Dead. Cities and Nations long sentiment. Fawcett, the stage manager, to present them passed away, re-appeared; and the elder to Mr. Kemble. One of the servants en- Brothers of renown, the Heroes and States

Monday June 23d, 1817. tered to clear the stage, but was warned men, the Sages and Monarchs of other years, by the general shout not to touch these tes- girt in the brightness of their shadowy glory, timonies of public respect. Mr. Fawcett lived and loved, and fought, and bled, beentered and took up the satin scroll and fore his. We beheld in you, not only their crown and shewed them to the audience, varying looks and gestures, their proud M. TALMA AND MADLLE. GEORGES. with these words.--"Ladies and Gentlemen, march and grandeur of demeanour; but the I presume that I am to consider this crown elevated tone of their mind and the fame of We attended a part of the recitations of and scroll as a mark of public respect to Mr. their passions. We mean nut here to enu- these admired tragedians at the King's TheaKemble : if it be your pleasure to depute me merate the various characters in which you tre; and were much gratified by the display to present the laurel to that Gentleman, it have shone as the light of your era : but we of their abilities. Impetuosity and spirit are will be the most delightful task, which ever may be allowed to say that you excclled in the principal traits of their performance. fell to my lot to perform.”—The whole house that which was most excellent; that where- Undoubtedly they speak and act with great by a burst of applause and cries of " Yes, ever the grandeur of an exalted mind was fire, but the genius and manners of the Yes," --communicated their desire. Mr. united with majesty of Person; wherever French are so opposite to those of the EnFawcett, with respectful acknowledgments, the noblest organ was required for the no- glish, that their style of acting can never be bowing, assured the audience that in their blest expression; wherever Nature, holding duly appreciated in this country. An untraname he would present their compliment to up the mould of character, called for an im- velled Englishman has no living standard by Mr. Kemble;” and withdrew, amidst fresh pression from the most precious of metals, which he can form a correct judgment of a tokens of esteem and respect for the eminent there she looked to Kemble as her gold; there French actor's finest strokes of nature. The actor, whom they had just lost. We have you shone with pre-eminent lustre. In the tossing of the arms, the quick and aspennever seen an audience so deeply affected austere dignity of Cato, the stern patriotism like quivering of the hands, the comparative by the retirement of a favorite Performer. of Brutus, the fiery bearing of Coriolanus, and violence of all their action, attitudes, and The emotion among the gentlemen, was very the mad intoxication of Alexander, you trans- gesticulations; the rapidity of their utterstrong; and many ladies were in tears. As poried your audience in imagination alter- ance in level dialogue, and sudden transian additional mark of honor to the valued nately to Greece, Rome,or Babylon. Seconded tions in the very height of passion, are loudly favorite, the audience forbad any after- by the well-painted illusion of local Scenery, and deservedly applaude:i on the Parisian piece; and the performance of the night, you seemed every where in your native city; stage ; but appear extravagant and unna. was closed in coinpliance with their wishes every where contemporary with the august tural to an audience in London. Sedateness Thus we may parody the lines of Homer, edifices of the ancient world. In you, some is the basis of grandeur and majesty in Greek and apply them to Mr. Kenible:

of those great characters lived, and we can- and Roman art: our English tragedians, His long career, in one proud tenor ran, not conceal our apprehensions, that, when therefore, from the sedateness of the English And closed with glory as it first began. you withdraw, we shall lose sight of them mavners and character are more capable of

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for a long time, and, as life is short, perhaps representing the majestic movements of a Here follows a correct copy of the address for ever. In expressing this sentiment, we Greek or Ronian, than the French. We do printed on the satin scroll, and presented to feel a warm respect for every Actor of genius. every justice to the energies of Talma and Mr, Kemble.

A mind like yours would be wounded by any Georges as the most distinguished actors on

compliment that was not founded in the the French Stage; but truth obliges us to own JOHN PHILIP KEMBLE, ESQ. most liberal sense of general desert. It is that they have little of the ancients in their

an additional merit in you to have obtained art, but the costume. The Philoctetes of Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. distinction in an age of refinemeni, and from Talma, with all his vehement power, is a Sir;---After having so long received from a public qualified to appreciate your powers. Frenchman in every thing but the classical the display of your eminent abilities, the 'small light shines in darkness; but you garb and name. Mademoiselle Georges has greatest degree of gratification and instruc- bave Hourished amidst a circle of generous a very noble and striking figure. Her Lady 11on, which the highest class of Histrionic Competitors for fame, whose various abilities Macbeth, in Paris, is an astonishing performrepresentation could bestow, we think upon we admire; and in whose well-earned ap. ance; but if it approaches an Englishman's the near approach of your intended farewell plause we proudly join. They behold in the conception of grandeur, it is only because to the Stage, with sentiments of deep con-honours which your country pays to you, it is nearer our own time and country; and



is not at all associated with our ideas of what After a long interruption in the represen- | form a calm contrast to that tumult which is termed the grandeur of the antique. tation of this lyric drama, M. Jouy has frequently pervades other parts of the opera.

W. C. thought proper to change its arrangement, The character of Fernand Corlez has very

and to introduce a new character, that of few songs; but the recitatives of M. Spontini NEW ENGLISH OPERA.

Montezuma, King of Mexico, a character well are frequently more melodious than the reThe large space justly devoted to mark for suited to the French theatre.

gular airs of other composers; they abound an hereafter, the important circumstances at The triumphal entry of Cortez followed by in delicate feeling, and are always distinctly tending Mr. Kemble's unwilling retirement the seventeen horses, (which are historical and forcibly accentuated : these are particu. from the stage and the extreme unwillingness personages in the conquest of Mexico), pre-lars in which his music bears a striking reof the Public to part with that great actor, ne- sents a very beautiful spectacle. Horace semblance to that of the composer of Aluste cessitates us to be very brief in our observa complained that the Romans in his time and the two Iphigenies. tions on the performances at this interesting preferred to the best dramatic writings, the and truly national Theatre. We can do little pleasure of seeing chariots rolling, and horses

POLITICS. more than notice that Miss Miriam H. Bug- galloping about the stage; but he would gins, who made her first appearance before Surely not have condemned the introduction

PARLIAMENT, it is now generally unthe public, last week, in the character of of these proud animals in an opera destined derstood, will rise about the middle of Polly, in the Beggar's Opera ; repeated that to retrace the conquest of a country in which the ensuing month; but the surmises, character with increased effect, last Tuesday horses were night. We understand that this young lady filled with terror the bravest warriors of lution, seem totally unfounded — Lord

seen for the first time and respecting the so often talked of dissois a sister of Miss Buggins of Drury-Lane Mexico. Theatre; and, as far as we can judge from There is a happy mixture of love and he- Castlereagh, in the course of an explanaa single performance, she promises to be a roism in the part of Amazily, and the author tory conversation, expressly disclaiming valuable acquisition to the stage. She pos- has rendered Cortez sensible to the charms all knowledge of any immediate intensesses considerable feeling and science, with and virtues of this fair Mexican, without di- tion of calling a new one. The debates, a voice of great compass and sweetness. minishing the manliness of his hero, as is during the past week, have been as proAlthough she manifested less embarrass- too much the custom in operas.

tracted as usual, though but little has ment than is usual to a new performer, There are few modern lyric tragedies been done ; indeed the new system of she has yet to acquire that easy self-pos- written in a more energetic or purer style session, which is necessary for the free than Fernand Cortez. We recognize in every proposing questions for discussion, and exercise of her judgment and full de- scene the elegant and easy pen of the au

then declining to press a division, seems velopement of her attractive powers. The thor of La Vestale.

as if intended to turn both Houses into playful or pensive graces of expression, are

The music of this piece is the production Debating Societies, now that these latrarely to be found in the first public essays of M. Spontini. His style of composition ter, out of doors, have come under the of an actor or singer. Her person is above is well known; its characteristics are grace, licensing act! A long speech was made the middle size; her speaking countenance majesty, and pathos. This artist commenced in the Commons introductory to a motion somewhat like the prints of Mrs. Abingdon his career in Italy, where he composed when young; and not unpleasing nor inex- fourteen operas, all of which were repre

on Lord Sidmouth's circular, but that pressive; her smiles are arch and agreeable. sented with success in that classic land of was waived, a division taken on a vote of Probably owing to her being unpractised on harmony: he then proceeded to Paris, where censure and lost. The subject of the the stage, her articulation in the dialogue he distinguished himself by the production resumption of cash payments has been was somewhat indistinct ; but, as an actress, of an opera buffa and two French comic again brought before the House; but she has no bad habits, and time will soon operas. But these were only preludes, and surely the supporters of such questions enable her to display her person and talents La Vestale, which appeared in 1807, placed must be aware that paper is actually preto their full advantage.

M. Spontini at once in the rank of disThe new Opera of the Election, was per- tinguished masters. Fernand Cortez

ferred to gold in the common intercourse

apformed at this Theatre on Thursday night; peared two years afterwards, and twenty- of metropolitan trade, that stocks are with the new Ballet divertisement of the eight consecutive representations proved rising; that interest is falling notwithAnglers, or Sport after Rain; and the Operetta that the divine inspirations of the author of standing the large expected issue of Exof Is he jealous ? We were glad to see a full La Vestale, were far from being exhausted. chequer Bills, and that confidence is rahouse on the Manager's account; and de- The chief characteristic of the vast compo-pidly reviving in all branches of domestic lighted to see the Duke of Wellington in sition of Fernand Cortez, is variety and force and exterior traffic in spite of Bullion one of the boxes, on his Grace's account. It of local colouring. All is a powerful contrast. must add another laurel to the brow of our The ferocious and savage joy of the Mex- reports and clamorous croakings! The illustrious countryman, after having con-icans insulting the captives whom they are Habeas Suspension has been carried quered the conqueror of the Continent, to about to sacrifice, is expressed by tumultuous through most of its stages in the Lower set a praise worthy example, by patronising accents and furious and disorderly cries; House, with such large majorities that it the genius of his own country. The English and these rude sounds are rendered more is probably passed on a third reading Opera House is, on public grounds, peculi- appalling by accompaniments which are whilst this sheet is in the press. It now arly entitled tu the encouragement of the in perfect unison with them. M. Spontini British public. Every Englishman has an had to contend with Gluck; the task was

appears that uot more than 32 indiinterest in its success, as a manly attempt to difficult : but he has acquitted himself with yiduals are at present committed under vindicate the character of English singing honour; the imitation will always be heard the former act, with the exception of from contempt and to rescue English pro- with pleasure, though, we can scarcely ever the very recent arrests. Several attempts fessors from neglect and poverty.

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hope to find an equal to the model. have been made to bring the Catholic

A sweet and flowing style of melody di- Question again before the Legislature, First representation of the revival of Fer- versifies the effects of this terrible chorus, by means of detached motions on tranmand Cortez or the Conquest of Merico, an and the hymn is a fine specimen of harmony substantiation, the idolatry of the Church Opera, by M. Jouy.

deriving all its charms from truth and ex- of Rome, &c.; but such discussions This Opera, which was represented for the pression. The trio, Createur de ce nouveau

have, very wisely, been checked in the first time in 1809, obtained a most brilliant monde, is no less excellent. success; critics then were unanimous in The music allotted to the character of outset. Wooller's case, brought before praising the judicious simplicity of the action, Amazilly is composed in a pure, tender, and the House of Commons in the shape of the elegant style of the language, and the impassioned style; all the airs, duets, and a petition, bas produced a very curious cxoellence of the music.

concerted pieces in which her voice joins, result, for both Mr. Ponsonby, and Mr.


setting limits to the mania for emigration. Hirt has now left Rome to return to Ger- Barberi to the Foro Romano.

Brougham, on the Attorney-General's re BRITISH JURISPRUDENCE. those Albanese monuments, may as well as presentation, have candidly, and honor


those in the North, derive their origin from ably to themselves, given such opinions

As a matter of some curiosity to your the Northern (at that time still" Pagan) on it as will tend much to support the legal readers, I beg leave to state, that in turn tribes, such as the Heruli, &c. who accom

ing over an old volume of the weekly Jour- panied Alaric during his nine months' siege dignity of our Courts of Justice, in spite nals during the Protectorate, I have met with of Rome. These nations still retained the of all attempts at intimidation, both the case of one Sundercombe, indicted, con custom of burning their dead, and were fond within doors and without. It was hinted victed and hanged for High Treason against of placing their sepulchral vases according indeed, in the House, “ that the Judges Cromwell, the particulars of which bear a to the fashion of their country; and had, should be feft to do as they pleased, or most remarkable resemblance to the charges perhaps, that their repose might not be disas they dared !—but we trust that against Watson and his fellows. There were turbed, the same reasons for concealing them

the same circumstances of hiring houses, of in caves and under the sand, that the Chris Judges will always dare to do their duty: purchasing arms, of burning Whitehall by tians at an earlier period had for secreting Oliver the Protector, bowever, thought means of a basket filled with gun-powder, theirs in the Catacombs. In respect to the otherwise, for he asked the judges “who &c. &c. The principal evidence to prove fact of these graves having been found under made them so !"

the affair, was one Toope, an accomplice: a stratum of lava, on which the opinion was The riots in the interior have met with but the remarkable circumstance is, that the founded that they were of the time of the a salutary check; and a new system of Court declared that by the common law to Aborigines, it must be observed, that it is tactics is now adopted, by exciting the compass or imagine the death of the Chief indeed true that they were discovered by the most absurd and unfounded misrepresen- Magistrate of the land, by what name soever layer of Peperino over them, being by chance

he was called, whether Lord Protector or perpendicularly broken through to plant tation in the case of Oliver the spy, evi- otherwise, was High Treason; and that the trees; but on the other hand, the spot has dently with the hope of mystifying ju. Statutes of Treason, made 25th Edward III., not been yet sufficiently examined for it to ries on the trials of the rioters; but the as to this, did only declare what the common be decided, whether there may not be disincreasing demand in the iron and other luco was before the making of the statutes, covered natural horizontal passages leading trades, together with the approaching and was not introductive of a new law ! Now, to them, which are merely choaked up with plentiful harvest, will speedily give a turn Sir, what will your liberty lawyers say to sand and earth.

M. Von Hirt's travelling companion, to popular feeling, and perhaps render reasonings, and speechifications of a very Count Von Ingenheim, happened, in turning any further coercion unnecessary, beyond different tendency under a monarchy ; but thus over Tacitus, to meet with a passage, which the mere temporary detention of the ac- wags the world!

more exactly fixes the era of a monument at tive misleaders.

Your's, No LAWYER. Rome, concerning which many doubts have The same hopes extend, and on the

been hitherto entertained, and which was same foundation, towards the tranquillity


generally thought to be of the times of the

Republic. It is the monument of C. Bibuon the Continent where the prospects of plenty are of the most flattering nature;

Rome, April 27-Mr. Aulic Counsellor little streets which lead from the Ripresa dei

lus on the Vicolo di Marfovio, one of the

The inscrip, starving multitudes

. The effect of this portance, as it took place at the time when C. POBLICIO L. F. BIBVLO AED. PL. upon our own markets is already great; various discoveries and excavations were yet, by some most iniquitous aud mono- unade in the Campo Vaccino, &c.&c; Several CONSVLTO POPVLIQVE IVSSV LOCVS

VIRTUTISQVE CAUSA SENATVS polizing combinations, no advantage is disputed questions among the antiquarians MONVMENTO QVOIPSE POSTEREL hitherto experieneed by the consumer, occasion, as for instance, that of the site of EJUS INFERRENTVR PVBLICE DATVS

QVE though without any advantage whatever, the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which either to the fariner or the land holder. the learned advocate Fea still supposes to be

EST. There are links in this combination, where the church and convent of Araceli the name of Bibulus, had entirely overlooked

The antiquarians who sought in vain for from the baker up to the corn-factor, now stand; whereas Mr. Hirt alledges more what Tacitus says of him in the third book that require to be broken by the strong powerful arguments for placing it on the of the Annals;

that in the consulship

of hand of government. Perhaps the most | lower point of the Capitoline Hill.

Caj. Sulpitius and Decius Haterius, 'the prudent and effective measure would be opinion of Mr. Hirt is very remarkable, rethe establishment of public granaries, under the Peperino near Albano, to which other Ædiles, protested against the increase

specting the sepulchral urns, &c. found Ædile C. Bibulus first, and after him the from whence flour, &c. might at all times Alexander Visconti, in an Essay which is of luxury at Rome, but the senate referred the be issued to the immediate consumer, far from satisfactory, pretends to ascribe an

matter to the Emperor Tiberius, who on this whenever monopoly raises the article unheard of antiquity. Mr. Hirt finds the occasion wrote a fine letter to the senate, above the fair level of the market, This most strict analogy in the form, materials, but declined interfering in these sumptuary would strike at the root of the evil, and and position of all those objects with what laws and restrictions, and left the matter to do more to preserve the fair equability and are known by the names of the

Hun: Bibulus received as a reward for this zeal

nengraeber,' and on which he has published this monument for himself and his posterity Our foreign relations present little re- an essay in German and French. He there by a decree of the senate and the order of markable. The Pernambucco affair ceases fore afirms, with much probability, that the people. Hence we may account for the to preserve the air of revolution, and is

simplicity of it, and the old-fashioned Pobin fact little more than an insurrection. agreed on the true meaning of the name given were suitable for a man who wanted to re

* The German Literati are not exactly licio and Postereique of the inscription which In such an affair, however, there can be to these graves or tumuli. The word Hunne vive the austerity of the ancient censors no medium. Brazil must either be re or Henne appears sometimes to volutionized, or Pernambucco must yield this fatter sense seems to me very opposite NORFOLK is not generally known to have foreigner or stranger, and sometimes a giant :

POETIC REDUNDANCE.-The late Duke of to superior power. The American papers here. assert that Apodaca, the royal viceroy, Graves of the Giants, symbolically for Grares oj been a man of any literary taste; yet his has declared himself independent in Mex- the Heroes, in strict analogy with the Grandia- friendly patronage of some of the earlier ico; but “this requires confirmation." qne.

works of Mr. Taylor, the well-known Pla




tonist, is sufficient to mark his desire of saw with equal astonishment and pleasure whom, from want of general knowledge, are tobeing a Mecenas. But he was also a man boxes placed in the middle and at the corner tally unable, of themselves, to solve the doubts, of some literary observation, as appears of every street, with this simple inscription : difficulties, and obscurities which must uwafrom his being, perhaps, the first to notice a Bone-Bor. Every family daily deposits voidably occur to them. Every thing, there. most remarkable instance of redundance and there the bones from its kitchen, and every fore, that tends to the popular illustration of tautology in Pope, which he pointed out to day the magistrates have them fetched away we observe with much satisfaction a work in the translator of Aristotle:

and carried to the establishment, where they progress, which promises to be more useful even “ Close to the cliff, with both his hands be clung, are converted into jelly. In this manner athan Harmer's Illustrations, because it emAnd stuck adherent, and suspended hung." considerable quantity of excellent soup is braces a wider field, including the geography

GRAPHIC BOTANY. -The lovers of that procured to be distributed to the poor. The and natural history of the East, as well as the elegant pursuit may now expect to be highly indigent do not here walk about in the customs and manners both of ancient and mogratified with various graphic illustration's streets and public places: they are furnished dern times. It is said to be from the pen of from different sources. Coloured plates, in with work and food."

PROFESSOR PAXTON of Edinburgh, and to ex• a long series, of all the rare and curious Two establishments are fully employed at tend, already, to 3 octavo volumes; but we ftowers, both British and Exotic, which have Geneva in extracting the nutritious parts cannot help suggesting, that it might be ren. blown in the garden of Mr. Conrad Loddiges, from bones. In ove they proceed by simple dered much more valnable by another volume will soon be presented to public view, in the the other the bones reduced by the aid of the earliest period of the purity of the Sepat Hackney, so well known to amateurs, boiling for a longer or a shorter time. In embracing a popular account of the historical form of a Botanical Cabinet. They are said muriatic acid yield the jelly or glue (gela- tuagint over the Hebrew and Samaritan to comprehend a great number of the most tine) which is a must excellent resource be copies of the historical chronology of the curious specimens known throughout Great cause it will keep any length of time when New Testament-of the astronomical proofs Britain; whilst specimens on a more cir- it is dry, and takes up in this state a very from Bishop Newton, as well as from the pea cumscribed scale, being exclusively a Mid-small space in proportion to the quantity of of the immortal philosopher of that name, Sir land Flora, engraved by the well-known Mr. nutritious matter which it contains. All Isaac-together with slight notices of and anSowerby, and illustrated with letter-press by bones however are not equally susceptible swers to the modern and so much disseminated Mr. T. Purton, of Alcester, are also on the of giving jelly, after having furnished the doubts respecting the truth of divine revelation. point of appearance.

broth, because there are some, of an earthy In consequence of cheap editions, the poison of So little known as Britain has hitherto nature, which it is important to know, in Volney's ruins of Empires has extended much terror of her arms, or the excellence of her not to communicate a disagreeable taste to falsehoods and misrepresentations, would be a been to the rest of the world, except by the order not to lose the expence of boiling, and further than is generally imagined ; and a toanufactures, it is gratifying to reflect, that the jelly produced by the others.

valuable addition to Professor Paxton's work. these and similar works will tend to spread her fame in the more pleasing arts.

Mr. T. N. Talfourd, of the Middle Temple, Gout AND RHEUMATISM.-Experiments

is preparing for publication, a Practical Treatise have recently been made in France upon the

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC on the Laws of Toleration and Religious Li

INTELLIGENCE. nature of the gases developed from food in

berty, as they affect every class of Dissenters

from the Church of England, intended to form the human stomach. These have been

a compendiam of the civil, political, and relig. found to consist of oxygen, carbonic acid, There has just issued from the press of ious rights of all his Majesty's subjects, as, at pure hydrogen, and azote. In the stomach Bourlie, “A Chronological Catalogue of the present, affected by the profession of religious the oxygen was discovered, but not in any works in sculpture of Antonio Canova, publish- opinions. With an Appendix, containing the of the intestines; but the azote and carbo- ed at the request of His Royal Highness the most important statutes on the subject of Tonic acid were found every where, whilst Prince of Bavaria,” Rome 1817, 18 pages in leration, and forms of proceedings by indietvarious combinations of the hydrogen were

4to. Canova's first work, two fruit baskets in ment, and before Magistrates for infractions met with in the great intestine.

marble, is of the year 1772 when he was 14 years of the Acts protecting worship, and other This subject has been formerly considered of age. In 1781 having already acquired some offences relating to Religion, in 1 vol. 8vo. in this country; and in an early number of dominions, and came to Roine. The number of Berlin, dated June 7 : “ The learned Professor reputation he left his country, the Venetian

The following is an extract of a Letter from the New Monthly Magazine, it was boldly his works mentioned in the catalogue, large and Schleiermacher, whose name is already well laid down as a principle, that the superfluity small, statues, bas-reliefs, models, groups, dup known to the public as the translator of Plato's of gas on the muscular system from impeded licates of statues, busts, &c. amounts to 125; works, has lately commenced a course of Lecperspiration, produces rheumatism; whilst among which are such undertakings as the tures on the Republic of Plato, and on the forın the entrance of globules of gas into the veins monuments of Popes Ganganelli and Rezzonico, and administration of Governments such as they and arteries, is the mechanical cause of gout of the Archduchess Christina, at Vienna, of have been and as they ought to be. These Lec! by the obstruction of circulation.

Alfieri, at Florence, of Emo, at Venice, Santa tures, if they should ever be printed, will doubt. METEOROLOGY.—During the last year at Crux, &c. Besides these works, some paintings less be found to contain a great number of Paris, there were 167 days of rain; 13 of by Canova are also mentioned, among others speculative and profound ideas, but very few snow; 19 of hail; 71 of frost ; and 16 thun-te Altarpiece in the church of his native town which are practicable, or at all applicable to derstorms. The prevalent winds had been

the state in which Society is at present placed.”

ELGIN MARBLES.-It is interesting to learn 12 days from the North ; 51, N. E.; 24, E.; that the first volume of the Treatise on the

The Academy of La Crusca has recently 24, S. E.; 52, S.; 83, S. W.; 84, W.; and Elgin Marbles, including an historical and to appointed five new corresponding members to 36, N. W.

pographical account of Athens, is nearly ready fill the places which were vacant in its establiskiWe shall be obliged to any of our Corres- for publication. It will be accoinpanied by ment. These members are the Chevalier Mopondents for a similar table at London. nearly 40 plates ; and we trust that it will be, relli, Keeper of the Library at Venice; Signor

NATURAL HISTORY.—The islands of Mar- to surrounding nations, a splendid monument Michel Colombo, of Parma ; Count Francois Matinique and St. Lucie have now become so of what British taste, learning, and philosophical zotti, of Milan, Father Antonio Casuri, Priest of much infested with the yellow viper, which research can accomplish. Hitherto Britain has the Oratory of Verona ; and Mr. Mathias, of is frequently found six feet in length, that been too modest-too much inclined to yield London. The academy renewed its officers in the French Government are actually about the palm of superiority in arts to her neigh- the sitting of the 26th of May; Count Badulti to colonize those islands with a bird of prey and arms we can excel!

let them now learn that in both our arts was appointed President; and the Abbé Zannoni,

antiquary to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Sefrom Southern Africa, called the Secretary,

SCRIPTURE HISTORY,- We are well concretary. . or falco serpentarius of Linnæus, which has vinced that the more scripture bistory is inves The Royal Academy of Erfurt has recently long been famous for habits of devouring tigated, the more clear and conclusive will be fixed on the following singular question, for the serpents, &c.

found the evidence on which it rests. The best reply to which it is intended to award a LETTER FROM Geneva.--" yesterday present rapid distribution of Holy Writ has also prize. Namely, how far the wars of 1814 and walked about the streets of this city, and iucreased the number of inquirers, many of|181% contributod to the benefit of hutoadity,

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