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moyens de ranimer en France l'étude Horace, pour chanter Augufte, son héros, de la langue Grecque?" What are the Fait parle: sous ses doigts la lyre de Lesbos; best means for reviving the Itudy of the Et l'Orateur Romain, rival de Démosthèness Greek language in France ? This subject N'a point fait oublier la tribune d'Athenes. immediately after the first burst of the On vant son pinceau, comme plus elegant, Revolution, appears to have engaged the Mais il est moins rapide, il est moins 'enattention, not only of the Directory and Et les traits qu'il lançoit au factieux Antoine the consuls, but also of all the learned men
N'eufient point fait trembler le Roi de Macein the nation.
doine,” The author of the present epistle, M. BeLIN DE BAILlie, is an accomplished Greek ." Le Seducteur Amoureux; Comédie en scholar, and has often diitinguished him- trois Actes, en Vers, reprélentée, pour la self as a man of letters. He was former première fois, par les Comédiens Sociély a member of the Academy of Inscriptaires du Théâtre Française de la Répubtions, and it is not improbable, that this lique, le 4 Pluviôle, An XI ; par LONpoem, which contains many eloquent pal- Champs. Paris, Barba, Palais du Trilages, will place him on the list of candi- bunat. Br. 80. Prix 1 fr. 50 cent.” The dates for the National Institute.
Seducer himself in Love; a Comedy in After a high and inflated eulogium, three Acts, and in Verle, represented for “ on the virtues, political, civil, and war the first Time by the associated Come. like, of the invincible hero, whose genius dians of the Theatre Française de la and victory have placed him at the head of République, &c. by Lonchamps. theFrench nation,” he exclaims mournfully
Cezanne, a young man at once rich and as follows:
handsome, is the hero of the piece. He “ Les Muses s'occupoient à tracer ces ta- is endowed with many good and amiable bleaux,
qualities ; but as he has been rendered Lorsqu’un bruit se répand et trouble leur
prefumptuous, in consequence of his suca repos :
cess with the fair sex, there are of course On leur dit que des Grecs la langue révérée
clouded, and he becomes a finished coxA tes jeunes Français ne sera point montrée ; comb. At length, however, the feducer is Et que chaque Lycée ouvert à nos enfans, Du chantre des combats supprime les accens:
himself in love, and that too with his own Elchine, Démofthène, et leur mâle éloquence, cousin, Adela D'Ernanges, who, aware of Etrangers, inconnus, y gardent le filence ; his numerous gallantries, and suspecting Et Plutarque, et Platon, exilés de ces lieux,
that he intended to add her to the list of Cefferont d'y ravir notre âme jusqu'aux cieux; his victims, is of course exceedingly difPar les graves leçons de leur philosophie trustful of all his fine protestations of atIls n'y montreront plus les routes de la vie: tachment, adoration, &c. &c. It is in La langue des héros et des grand écrivains, vain that he talks of the violence and sinLa langue qui sorma tant d'illuftres Romains, cerity of his passion : the accules him of Dans un honteux oubli se trouveroit plongée, deceit, and never replies to his declaraEt par Bonaparte se verroit négligée !
tions but either by the most bitter sarcasms Non, ton valte génie en connoit trop le prix.
or an ironical smile. Eh! qui pourroit donner du lustre à nos écrits ? Comment chanterons-nous tes exploits et ta
Cezanne, the hitherto triumphant Cegloire,
zanne, now finds all his attempts to obtain Si nous nous éloignons des Filles de Mémoire ? confidence, rejected with suspicion. When Mais, dit-on, les Romains ont, par de heureux he presents himself to the father of the heefforts,
roine, in order to demand the hand of the A vos Grecs dérobé leurs plus riches trésors ; lady he adores, he finds the old gentleman Ils peuvent nous servir de maîtres, de modèle. also prejudiced againft him; for the latter Quoi! Rome sans les Grecs seroit-elle immore supposes all his honourable propositions telle?
to be nothing more than a tratagem, by Le langage Latin, s'il a quelque vigueur, means of which he intended to escape Puc-il jamais du Grec attaindre la hauteur! Malgré ses vers heureux, son goût et son remained for him to endeavour to convert
from suspicion. In this dilemma, it either adresse,
the whole into a jest, or to fly for ever Virgile ne fauroit déguiser sa foiblesse ; Brûlant près de Didon, mais froid dans les from the presence of his miitress. He combats,
has accordingly recourse to the latter of Sa voix ne produit point ces terribles éclats, these, and prepares to depart secretly; but Ces fons graves, affreux, semblables au ton- shis valet, who imagines that the journey is nerre,
nothing more than a feint, by the affected Et qui nous font frémir quand nous lisons mystery with which he makes the necessary Homére.
preparations, coon betrays the secret, 5 A 2
while M. de Varenne and Adeli consider conformable to the reigning taste as the whole as a new proof of the arts of this possible, without disfiguring such vaformidable reducer.
juable productions. At length, a refusal to continue an in-' « Rendre enfin au public, de nouveautés trigue wih Madame St. Bertin, and a
trop las, duel in which he engages, on purpose to “ Un vieux bien qu'il possède et dont il n'use vindicate the honour of his fair relative,
p?s. convince the family that he is in earnest, « D'un champ abandoné, c'est faire un and all doubts being now removed relative champ forcile." to the loyalty of Cezanne, he is of course The above three lines are taken from sen tered happy by an union with the ob. the new prologue, by M. Andrieux, ject of his affections.'
which is supposed, after that of AmThis comedy of three acts was perform. phitrion, to be one of the most keen ed by actors who affect to play no other and poignant ever spoken on the th-atrical pieces than those which repre- French Itage. fent the manners of what they term (la “ Une Folie: Comedie, en deux bonne fociété) genteel company!
Actes; mêlée de Chants," &c.-A Fol. The following tentiments are applaud- ly: a Comedy, in two Aets ; inter
fpersed with Songs: the Words by J. “ Il ne voit qu'elle (sin amante) au monde, N. BOUILIY, a Member of the Philo. il l'adore et l'ennuye.
technical Society; the Music by Me
HUL. Represented for the first Time Il séduit vingt beautés, les trompe et les on the Theatre of the Opera Comique amuse!
National, 15 Germinal, ioth Year. Et le seul changement, c'est le nom de nos Second Edition. belles;
The plot of this piece is, as usual, Cela dégouteroit presque d'être infideles.
consecrated to the stratagems of love. On parut sensible pour vous plaire, Simple, douce; on devient exigeante, légère.
A captain of Hussars, fees and becomes Vous avez dix beautés pour une en un inftant; orphan, who happens to be left under
desperately enamoured with a young Et pour changer je vois qu'il faut être con. tant."
the care of an Italian painter, at once “ La Suite du Monteur,” &c.-The çunning, jealous, and malignant. The Sequel to the Liar, a Comedy, by PETER the model of her guardian, evinces the
lady herself, who is often employed as CORNEILLE, retouched and reduced to four Acts, with a Prologue, by AN feif from his tyranny; and she, with
most sincere desire to enfranchise her. DRIEUX, of the National Institute; represented on the Theatre of Louvoilé, for the aid of her lover, is at length enabled
to effect her deliverance. The tricks the firt Time, on the 26th Germinal, 11th and intrigues of two valets, belonging Year. Svo. It was in Italian farces that M. Moliere
to the principal personages, afford the found a number of the moft ingenious
most ample scope for laughter. fallies to be met with in his comedies; and
NOVELS, ROMANCES, &c. before his time, the great Corneille had “ Mémoires d'Athanaïse, par Maalready laid foreign avihors under contri- dame GUENARD,” &c.- Memoirs of bution. The Spanish theatre furnished Athanažte, by Madame Guénard, Auhim with the fuhject of his admirable thor of Irma, &c. 4 vol. 12mo. tragedy of the Cid, and it was from the Madame Guénard, the author of this fame source that he derived the principal novel, has already distinguished herself materials of Le Menteur (the Liar), the by her “ Irma," and her“ Memoirs of first regular comedy of which the French the Princess de Lamballe.” stage had any re son to boast.
The following is a brief sketch of The editor, M. Andrieux, has made the plot: Lord Walmore, an Engseveral alterations, both in the text and lifhman by birth, transmits a letter the scenes, and has endeavoured, upon this from London to a female of rank occasion, to obliterate fome faults, such as and fashion, whom he had formerly the trivial pleasantries of Cliton, &c. He known in France; telling her, that he has perhaps been swayed by a hint from had been secretly married, about two Voltaire, who propoled, towards the latter years before, to a lady of fixteen years eni of his life, to retouch the ancient of age, endowed with beauty, talents, French poets, to correct their verfions, the graces, and a well cultivated mind. and, in thort, to render them as nearly He further states, that he is obliged to
fail for America, in consequence of director, and the extraordinary piety orders just received from his court; which she herself had for some time afand that he could not think of leaving fected. a woman at once fo handsome and to In the mean time, Lady Walmore, young behind him in the capital of after having bid adieu to a fond bufGreat Britain, where she would be ex- band, set out for Paris, in company porod to all the dangers of feduction. with a female, whom the soon discover.
It was his wish, he said, to confide ed to posless the most haughty pretensuch a treasure to the care of a confi- fions, under the veil of extreme fimdential friend, like his correspondent plicity; while she at the same time con. Madame de Grandprez ; and he sup- cealed a ridiculous pride behind a ituplicated this lady, in the name of their died modesty, and a devotion which ancient attachment, to permit Laiy consisted chiefly in etiquette. In addi. Walmore to occupy half her hôtel, to tion to this, she united a decided talent superintend her conduct, and form her for scandal, with all the rigidity of a manners, in the same manner as if the female who profefies the purest prin. were her own daughter ; but, above all ciples of the gospel. Such was Mathings, to be particular in the choice dame de Grandprez, and such for the of her company, in order that ihe most part, were all the individuals who might preserve not only the purity of composed the familiar circle with which her morals, but that candour and she was every evening surrounded. openness of soul which rendered her, Lady Walmore, who is far from in his eyes, the most perfect of mortais. being satisfied with her new situation,
Madame de Grandprez is much sur now addresses a letter to her friend, prized, and even disconcerted, in con Miss Belton, in London, in wbich the sequence of not being previously con- confesses her chagrin at being married suited by this nobleman, when he had to a man three times her own age, and determined on entering into an en entrusted to the care of such a fantastic gagement for life. She at first hesitates cal woman as Madame de Grandprez. respecting the answer the ought to re Her own character is at the same time turn; but the is determined to acqui. fully developed in the detail of her esce, when the reflects on the import- magnificent carriage, the grandeur ance of the commission with which the of ber apartments, which have been was to be entrusted, more especially as it furnished in the newest taste, and the would enable her to gratify her vanity, number of her retinue, all of which are by figuring away in society, giving the with difficulty maintained at the exton to her acquaintance, deciding on pence of 3600 guineas a year. every thing, and rendering her house, While environed with this fplendour, what is so desirable for every French she renews a former acquaintance with woman of condition, the general ren the Chevalier d'Ac, “whole fine.eyes dezvous of good company. In 'addi- and superb teeth” are carefully, as well tion to all this, there was a new induce. as minutely, described ; and we learn ment in the presumed birth and digni- soon after, that his wind is as deformty of Lady Walmore, for she could not ed as his person is agreeable. Unable suppole even for a moment, that a to succeed in bis attempts on her hos nobleman descended from such an illus- nour, he gives out that the heroine trious stock, would mingle his blood is only the miltreis of a nobleinan, on with that of any family less pure and which Madame de Grandprez, affecting less illustrious than his own.
great indignation at such a base decepMadame de Grandprez accordingly tion, immediately forces Lady Walrepairs to Calais, on purpose to receive more to leave her hôtel. from the hands of her old friend, the While repofing in hired lodgings, pupil to whom she was to be entrusted amidit the charming groves of St. with the direction of. This journey Cloud, the fair Englihwoman learns afforded her an opportunity of behold- from the Count d’Ormont, a French of. ing a person whom she formerly loved ficer, just returned from Canada, that her with great tenderness, but to whom, husband had died suddenly of a fever on account of her devotion and her in that province. age (having by this time attained her After giving way to her grief, and fittieth year) she could grant nothing mourning for a decent time, the wimore than a conditional esteem, in con dow fees and becomes enriprured with formity to the counsels of her ghostly Celicour, a charming young man, who
she has reason soon after to suppose was This work abounds with romantic no other than her own brother! On sketches, and depicts all the warmth of this, she earnestly beseeches him to the author's ina; but the Memoirs of marry a young lady to whom he had Athanaise are written with negligence, been before betrothed, and on whose and the style has been greatly neglectdeath, which occurs soon after, it is at ed. Nor ought it to be concealed, that length discovered that the two lovers, the lesions conveyed are but little adnotwithstanding fome specious appear- vantageous to morals, although it must ances, are not allied! The danger and be owned, that the recital of the parI've dread of incest being now removed, ticulars accompanying the death of they are immediately united in the Madame de Clercé, niece to Madame bonds of wedlock, and of course enjoy de Grandprez, is not badly calculated all that felicity, which a writer of no to depict the tragic end of a woman vèls knows how to bestow with a few equally destitute of delicacy and prindaches of the pen.
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