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NEW Edition Of Sir John SINCLAIR'S STATISTICAL Account respondent's letter. Having spoken at length elsewhere of Cinder. OF SCOTLAND.—Sir John has, with that generosity which has ever ella, as performed at our own theatre, we have this week no further distinguished him, presented the copyright of his valuable work to theatrical novelties, the Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy;

WEEKLY List or PERFORMANCES. and these gentlemen are about to publish a new edition of it. Their

FEBRUARY 5-1l. prospectus, and a circular letter addressed to the clergy of Scotland, are now before us, From them we learn that arrangements have

SAT. A Bold Stroke for a Husvand, Ho Lies like Truth, & Pere been made with the publisher, in consequence of which the Society's


Mon. funds are secured against loss. The circular letter is an energetic Tues.

Cinderella, of The Robber's Wife,

Do. & The White Phantom. and unaffected appeal to our parochial clergy, calling upon them to Wed. Do. A Roland for an Oliver. lend their effective aid to a work which has already produced so THURS. Po. & Perfection. much benefit to the country at large, and to their own order in

FBI. Do. f The Bee Hive. particular; and which is now published for the behoof of a fund in which all of them have so near an interest. Could we conceive it

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. necessary, we should join in this exhortation, and also in emphati- A PAUL PRy sort of correspondent wishes to penetrate the secret cally recommending such a work to public patronage. Forty years of our theatrical arrangements. The office has for a time, like the have now elapsed since the first edition was commenced, and in that great seal upon the change of a Ministry, been put into commission. brief but busy period, much of its matter has already become obso- _" C. M. S.," " J. S.," "J. B.," “ A. M‘K.," " M.," “ W. S.," lete. The parochial divisions have again been adopted, and are, upon « M.," of Arbroath, and “ G, B.,” will not answer.-Mary Scott the whole, considering the nature of the work, the best. But a very evinces natural taste, but is too diffuse and unequal. The authors material improvement is the distribution of the different parishes of " Maggie Rouat," " A Sketch of the Deep," and of the poem, under their respective counties, and their arrangement, as nearly as entitled a “ Dirge," shall hear further from us.-Some papers have possible, according to their proximity in situation. The gentlemen gone amissing in the transference of a certain box. who subscribe the circular letter by authority of the Society are names of good augury. We find among them Lord Moncrieff, Principal Baird, the Lord Advocate, Drs Chalmers, Inglis, Andrew

[No. 118, February 12, 1831.] Thomson, and Gordon, and the Dean of Faculty, Mr Hope. But a yet surer ground of reliance is our confidence in the gentlemen in

ADVERTISEMENTS, whose hands the labouring oar has been placed, and in the talents of

Connected with Literature, Science, and the Arts. our church. The new edition will be much less voluminous than the former : not exceeding nine, or at the most ten volumes. It is to be published in quarterly parts-three forming a volume.

SCOTTISH DR ANDREW THOMsoy.-A sudden death has deprived us of one of ACADEMY OF PAINTING, SCULPTURE, the most talented members of the church of Scotland, and undoubtedly

AND ARCHITECTURE. of the most active and indefatigable in the discharge of his duties, as well in the parish committed to his

charge, as in the church courts. THE FIFTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION of the The most prominent features of Dr Thomson's character, were energy

ACADEMY, for the WORKS of LIVING ARTISTS, will and fearless honesty. An uncompromising advocate of what he be- Op en on Saturday, the 19th instant, at the Room of the Academy lieved to be right, we know he occasionally jarred the nerves of sen- 24, WATERLOO PLACE. sitive opponents. But his violence was merely excess of energy--it

By order of the Council, never was malignant. And we know that in the discharge of his

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Edinburgh, 11th Feb. 1831. more private and noiseless duties, he evinced, by the beds of the sick and dying, the warmest heart, and the most delicate sympathy. Dr

LE LOUVRE ECOSSAIS, Thomson's mind was not peculiarly distinguished, for a man of his eminence, by depth or subtlety,--it partook more of that power which

68, GEORGE STREET. marked his whole character. The field of his fame was in the debate

Numerous and valuable additions being united to the late Exhibition

of PAINTINGS, able ground of a public meeting. It was there that his clear and definite views of a question—his powers of illustration, of argument, I THESE ROOMS are again Open, and the Colof humour, and sarcasm-had free scope. He was master of his sub.

lection now contains above Four Hundred PAINTINGS,

chiefly by the Ancient Masters of the various schools, in addition to ject, and dallied with his adversaries, as the eagle delights to buffet

the Chef d'Euvres (including the coamel-surpassing Exhumated the opposing wind. His written compositions, although far above Heads, by Legozio, unique, indescribable, and inimitable, so unexmediocrity, were more laboured, and less powerful. He was one of aggeratedly natural, and incomparably horrible, yet lovely in decay, the few who know to reconcile an independent and chainless mind

and beautiful in their beau-ideal of corruption, which have been to true feelings of devotion. He evinced equal judgment in the already exhibited, there may now be noticed many superb works,

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of a numerous class of readers, to 'The Scottish Friendly Society By John Malcolm.

of Governesses and Female Teachers,' at present establishing in

Edinburgh. The list of patrons includes most of our countrymen, When I in death departed

who are distinguished for worth, talents, and influence. The list Lie dark and all deserted,

of honorary subscribers, though respectable, is not numerous, and Forget not thy last love; but when the bright day I am far from wishing it to become so. It is, indeed, desirable that Smiles o'er the sleep forsaken,

some contributions should be obtained, to meet the extra expenses It never more can waken

unavoidable at the beginning of such an institution; but once

fairly set agoing, it must be left to stand or fall by the estimation Oh! then a passing thought give

in which held by those for whose benefit it is intended. There To her that's away

are many in the class of governesses, who have entered it upon the When vespers sweet are hymning,

truly Christian principle, that it is their duty to learn and labour

trnly to get their own living.' To such I need not urge the adAnd shadows deep are dimming,

vantage of entering into this Society. It may, however, he neces. And night's dews are weeping the sun's vanish'd ray, sary to remind them, that these advantages must be proportioned Then by the bright hearth blazing,

to the numbers that come forward, and that therefore an early On beauty's circle gazing,

intimation of their intentions is of importance. But there are Wilt thou a passing sigh breathe

many governesses, scarcely advanced beyond their pupils in any For her that's away?

thing but the elementary branches of education, and a few showy

accomplishments; young women who have been induced to adopt When summer bright discloses

the profession by the representations of their friends that it would Her gay and garden roses,

raise their rank in society; persons quite ignorant of the world And smiles o'er the land in her fairest array ;

and its ways. Out of such materials, judicious mothers of families

may, and not unfrequently have inade inestimable teachers of With golden glow illuming

youth. I would call upon such mothers, to enforce upon any young A world, where all is blooming,

females of this class they may have under their roofs, the propriety Think then upon the pale flower

of laying up, in the days of health and youth, against the approach That died in her May.

of sickness and old age; and to instruct them regarding the bene.

fits of the Society I have named. In hopes that these hints may And when the year is waning,

lead persons of more influence than myself to think and act in this And autumn winds are plaining,

matter, I romain, &c. &c.

A Scottish Parson's Wife. And Nature's wan beauty is touch'd with decay ;

Manse, February, 1831."
When round thy pathway lying

Theatricul Gossip.--A new piece (a translation from the Frenchi,

of course) has been produced at Covent Garden, entitled “ Com. The yellow leaves are dying,

rades and Friends," By all accounts, it is “bitter bad." “Much The faded things will tell thee

Ado about Nothing" has been acted at the same theatre, with a Of ber that's away.

strong new cast, Miss Kemble performing Beatrice, and Miss Taylor Hero. The performance seems to have give'n general satis.

faction. Miss Mitford's “ Inez de Castro" will be produced before LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIES.

Easter; and a tragedy by Barry Cornwall is talked of.- The Ora.

torios have commenced at Drury Lane, Miss Paton has re-apJon Epps, M.D., announces a Life of the late John Walker, | M.D., Director and Vaccinator of the Royal Jennerian and Lon.

peared. Our correspondent hints that her voice is scarcely equal don Vaccine Institutions. Next after Jenner, Walker has had

to what it was; but admits that her popularity is nothing dimi.

nished. The celebrated David has made his appearance at the the greatest share of merit in the promotion of vaccination. A new edition of Crofton Croker's Killarney Legends is an

King's Theatre The most discordant accounts are given of his ( nounced, with contributions froin the Hon. Mrs Norton, and

merits. A Mademoiselle Beck made her debut the same evening: G. P. R. James, Esq.

she is reported to be a respectable, but rather tame performer.--A full-length portrait of the King, after Lawrence, and another

In the French plays, Bouffé continues to increase in popularity. of the Queen, after Beechy, engraving in mezzotinto by Hod

He is said to be equally happy in the simple delineation of nature,

and in the broadest farce. In the latter, however, he never outgetts, will appear early in the spring.

Messrs Trenttel, Wurtz, and Co. are to commence, early in steps the bounds of taste; a degree of tact frequently met with March, the publication of a French Family Library, in 8vo, with

upon the French stage, but on our own possessed exclusively, portraits.

we believe, by the Manager of the Edinburgh Theatre Royal. --Mr Macfadyen of Glasgow announces a musical publication,

Mr Aldridge, late of the Liverpool Thieatre, has been engaged somewhat like the Musical Annuals. It is to be called The West

as leader by Madame Vestris.-Miss Foote is performing at Bath ern Garland,- the words by Mr Atkinson-the music to be fur.

with her usual attraction. The Manchester Theatre is about to nished by the chief professors of the “gentle art" resident in the

open in great force, and with a splendid opera.--Mr Russell has West of Scotland.

been succeeded by Messrs Vining and Ward in the lease of the The Philharmonic Society of Glasgow have already had several Brighton Theatre.-Vandenhoff has been in Glasgow for a week private Concerts, and are soon to have a public one.- The Misses

past-well snpported both behind and before the scenes.--Young's Paton sing at Mr Nicol's next week.

approaching visit here would be a source of unmixed pleasure, Lerty.- A society has been lately established here for the culti.

were it not for the fatal word “ last." He is right: but when vation of vocal and instrunental music, under the title of “The

he leaves the stage, our last really classical tragic actor is lost to Leith Philharmonic Society." It at present consists of about forty

We admire, and shall ever be ready to bear testimony to members, including about ten from Edinburgh. Though there have

Macready's genius, but he cannot supply the place of Young to us. been only three meetings, several symphonies, overtures, and Kean-ought not to have returned. glees, with orchestral accompaniments, have been performed with

WEEKLY List or PERFORMANCES. considerable precision and effect. We understand it is contem.

FEBRUARY 19-25. plated to have what is called an open night in the course of a few SAT. Cinderella, & Lore in Wrinkles, weeks, when we hope to be able to give a inore particular account

Mox. Do. the White Phantom, of the proceedings of this very promising society.

Tues. Do. of The Bottle Imp.

Wen. Do. Perfection. ART AND ARTISTS.--Mr Westmacott, Professor of Sculpture, de

Thurs. Do. * The Bottle Imp. livered his first lecture for the season in the Royal Academy, on FRI. Do. & Masaniello. Monday was a week. He dwelt foreibly on the necessity of observing those principles which directed the practice of the Greek

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. sculptors.-Edwin Landseer has been elected a Royal Academi.

ANNA MARIA has imposed a disagreeable task upon us. Were eian.-Stothard and Etty have succeeded in their exertions to prevent the removal of the fine Gothic screen in York Cathedral. lines addressed to us; but love effusions are best kept secret.-"J We rejoice at this ; for we could ill bear to see one characteristic F.”

wishes also to know our opinion of his verses; we never give feature of this venerable pile defaced. -- It is rumoured that a new

opinions.-"Lines on the Fine Arts" are inadmissibleso is Otto's

communication. The Legend from Voigt's “ Reinische Sagen" society of painters in water-colours is about to be established in

has already been translated.The “ Astonishing Incident" is London—The St Luke's Club held its monthly meeting on Tues.

very commonplace --The “ Last of the Mʻlans" has not yet been day last, in the Waterloo Hotel-- Alexander Nasmyth, Esq., in found; so soon as he is recovered, he shall either be printed or the chair.

returned.-Verses by the same anthor scarcely come up to our SCOTTISH FRIENDLY SOCIETY op GovernesSES AND FEMALE

standard. The same answer must serve "J. N."_"8. S.will not Teachers.-- We are happy to give whatever publicity our columns

do.--Our“ Constant Reader" may perhaps dissent from our judg

ment--we have done our best.-J. B. T's" last communication can communicate to the following letter :

is not equal to some of his writings which we have seen.--"Quis?" “Sir.-Allow me to request your attention, and through you that “Thirsis,” and “M.,” scarcely come up to our standard.


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