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with his connsel—in an affáir of bondur, he preyed upon Mrs. Browne on the preceding placed his life and character io bis bands- evening. She frequenily burst into tears, he introduced his innocent sister, just are threw hier arms around her busband's neck, rived from an English punnery, into the fac saying that she was sure another month mily of his friend - he encouraged every re- would separate her for ever from him and ciprocity of intercourse betwern the re. her dear children. It was no accidental males, and so crown all, that no possible omen. Tou surely the warning of Provisuspicion might attach to him, he seldom dence was upon her. When the maid was travelled without his domestic chaplain !- going down, Mr. Blake appeared at bis Now, if it shall appear that all this was only door totally undressed, and in a tone of a screen for his adultery--that he took ad- much confusion desired that his servant vantage of his friend's misfortunes to seduce should be sent up to him. She went down the wife of his bosom--that he affected con- as she was about to return from her ipeffec. fidence only to betray it--that be perfected cual search, she heard ber master's voice in the wretchedness he pretended to console, the most violent indignation, and almost and that in the midst of poverty, he has left immediately after Mrs. Browne rushed past his victim, friendless, hopeless, companion. her into the parlour, and hastily seizing her less, a husband without a wife, and a father writing-desk, desired her instantly to quit without a child. Gracious God! is it - not the apartinent. Gentlemen, I request you enough to burn mercy berself into an execu- will bear every syllable of this scene in your tioner! You convict for murder-here is recollection, but most particularly the anxthe hand that inordered innocence! You iety about the writing-desk. You will soon coorici for treason-here is the vilest disloy- find that there was a cogent reason for it. alty to friendship! You convict for rob- Litle was the wonder that Mr. Browne's biry-here is one who plundered virtue of tone should be that of violence and indignaber porest pearl, and dissolved it even in the tiua. He had actually discovered his wife bond that bospitality held out to him!! and friend totally undressed, just as they They pretend inat he is jonocent! Ob ef. had escaped from the guilty bed side where frontéry, the most unblushing! Oh vilest they stond in all she shame and horror of insult, added to the deadliest injury! Ob their situation! He shouted for her bro. base, detestable, and darnnable hypocrisy! ther, and that miserable brother had the or ihe final cestimony, it is true enough, agony of witnessing his guilty sister in the their cunning has deprived us, but under bed-room of her paramour, both almost liProvidence I will pour upon this baseness terally in a state of nudity. Blake! Blake! such a food of light, that I will defy not exclained the heart-struck husband, is this the most honourable man merely, but the the return you bave made for my hospita. • most charitable sceptie, to touch the Holylity. Oh, heavens! what a reproach was

Evangelists, and say, by their sanctity, it there! It was not merely, you have disbo. has not been committed. Attend upon me noured my bed-it was not merely, you bow, gentlemen, slep by step, and with me have sacrificed my happiness-it was not rejnice that, no matier how cautious may be merely, you have widowed me in my youth, the conspiracies of guilt, there is a power and left ine the father of an orphan familyabove to-confound avd to discover them. it was not merely you have violated a com.

On the 27th of last January, Mary Hines, pact to which all the world swore a tacit • one of the domestics, received directions veneration-but, you—you have done it, my 2. from Mrs. Browne, to have breakfast ready frieod, my guest, under the very roof bar.

very early on the ensuing morning, as the barians reverence; where you enjoyed my defendant, then on a visit at the house, exo table, where you pledged my happiness, pressed an inclination to go out to hunt, where you saw her in all the lovelinese She was accordingly brushing down the of her virtue, and at the very hour when stain at a very early hour, when sbe ob-, our little helpless children were wrapt in served the handle of her mi-tress's door stir, that repose of which you have for ever rob. and fearing ibe noise had disturbed her, she bed their miserable parents! I do confess ran hastily down stairs, to a void her dis. when I paused here in the perusal of these pleasure. She remained below about three instructions, the very life blood froze within quarters of an hour, when her master's, bell my veins. What, said I, must I not only singing violeptly. she bastened to aosner it. si veal this guilt! must I not only expose this He asked her jo some alarm where her mis- perfidy! must I not only braod the infidelity trets Was naturally, enough astonished at of a wife and mother, but must I, amid the çoch a question-ar-tuelt an hour.she said she agonies of outraged nature, make the hroknew not; but wonld go down aod spether the proof of the sister's prostitution ! whether or not she was in the parlour. Mr. Thank God, genilemen, inay not be obliged Bronne, bowever, had good reason to he to torture you and hini and myself, by such

alarmed, for she was so extremely indise instrumentality. I think the proof is full i prard gring to bed at night, that an express without it, though it must add another pang - stood actually prepared to bring medical aid to the son of the poor plaiouiff, because it from Galway, unless she - appeared helter. must render it almost impossible that his

Adnanual degression both of wind and budy, Little iofapus are not the brood of this adulterous depravity. It will be distinctly bound him to the strictest secrey, at opoe proved to you by Honoria Breonan, ano- establishing their own collusion and their ther of the servants, that one night, so far victim's ignorance, proving by the very back as the May previous to the lan mer- anxiety for concealment, the impossibility tioned occurrence, when she was in the act of connivance; so true it is that the convie. of arranging the beds, she saw Mr. Blake livp of guilt will often proceed even from come up stairs, look cautiously about him, the stratagen for its security. Does our go to Mrs. Browne's bed-room door, and proof rest here: No-you shall have it tap at it; that immediately after Mrs. from a gentleman of unimpeachable veraBrowne went, with no other covering than city, that the defendant himself confessed her shift, 10 Mr. Blake's bed-chamber, where the discovery in the bed-room-"I will the guilty parties locked themselves up to save him, said he, the trouble of proring it gether. Terrified and astonished, the maid -she was in her shift, and I was in my retired to the servants' apartments, and in shirt-I know very well a jury will award about a quarter of an bour after she saw damages against me ask Browne will he Mrs. Browne in the same habiliments return agree to compromise it he owes me some from the bed room of Blake into her hus. money, and I will give him the overplus in band's. Gentlemen, it was by one of those horses!" Can you imagine any thing more accidents which so often accompany and oc- abominable; hie seduced from tis friend be casion the developement of guilt, that we idol of his soul, and the wother of his chil. have arrived at this evidence. It was very dren, and when he was writhing under the natural that she did not wish to reveal it; recent wound, he deliberately offers him very natural that she did not wish either to brutes in compensation! I will not deexpose her mistress, or allict her uncou- preciate this cruelty by any comments scious master with the recital; very natural yet the very brute he would barter for that she did not desire to be the instrument that unnatural mother would have lost in of so frightful a discovery. However, life rather than desert its offspring. Now, when she found tbat concealment was out of gentlemen, what rational mind but most The question; that this action was actually spurn the asseveration of innocence after in progress, and that the guilty delinquent this ? Why the anxiety about the writwas poblicly triumphing in the absence of ing desk. Why a clandestine correspog. proof, and through an herd of slanderous device with her husband's friend? Why dependants, cruelly vilifying the character remnin, at two different periods, for a of his victim : she sent a friend to Mr. quarter of an hour togetber, in a gentleman's Browne, and in bis presence and that of bed-chamber, with no other habiliment al two others, solemnly discovered ber melan. one time than her bed-dress, at another thag choly information. Gentlemen, I do en. her shift? Is this customary with the mar. treal of you to examine this woman, though ried females of this couotry? Is this to be a she is an uneducated peasant, with all seve. precedent for your wives and daughter, rity, because, if she speaks the truth, I think sanctioned too by you, their parents and you will agree with ine that so horrible a their husbands? Why did he confess that a complication of iniquity never disgraced verdict for damages must go against him, and the annals of a court of Justice. He had make the offer of that unfeeling compro just risen from the table of his friend-he mise ? Was it for concealment :- The transleit bis own brother and that friend behind action was as common as the air he breathed. bim, and even from the very board of his Was it because he was innocent :- The very hospitality, he proceeded to the defilement offer was a judgment hy default, a distinci, of bis bed! of mere adultery I had heard undeniable corroboration of his guilt. Was before. It was bad enough-a breach of it that the female's character should not suf. all law, religion, and morality-but-what feri-Could there be a more trumpetplall I call this : -- that seduced innocence tongued proclamation of her crimioality ? insulted misfortune-betrayed friendship Are our witnessses suborned !- Let his army violated hospitality-tore op the very foon of counsel sifi and torture them. Can they dations of human nature, and hurled its prove it!-Ob yes, if it be proveable, let fragments at the violated altar, as if to thein produce her brother, in our hands a bory religion beneath the ruins of society!! damning proof to be sure, but then fright Oh it is guilt might put a dæmon to the ful, afilicting, unnatural-in theirs the most blush!

consolatory and delightful, the vindication of Does our proof rest here? No-though calomniated innocence, and that innocence the mind must be sceptical that after this the innocence of a sister. Such is the leading could doubt. A guilty correspondence was outline of our evidence, evidence which you earried on between the parties, and though will ooly wonder is so convincing in a care its contents were destroyed by Mrs. Browne whose very nature presupposes the most caton the morning of the discovery, still we lious secrecy. The law, indeed, gentlenen, shall authenticate the fact beyond suspicion. duly estimating the difficulty of final proof You shall bear it from the very messenger in this species of action, has recognized the they entrusted-you shall hear it. from him, validity of inferential evidence; but on ibat 100, that the wife and the adulterer both subject his Lordship must direct you.

Do they rely then on the ground of inno- familiarity for many years, I accompanied cency? If they do, I submit to you, on the my domesticated minister of religion to your authority of law, that inferential evidence family, I almost naturalized the nearest fe is quite sufficient; and on the authority of male relative I had on earth, unsullied and feason, that in this particular case, the infe. unmarried as she was, within your house rential testimony amounts to demonstration. hold; bot, you fool, it was only to turn it Amongst the imponerable calumnies afloat, into a brothel! Merciful God, will you ebe it has been histed to me, indeed, that they dore bim when he tells you. thus, that he is mean to rely upon what they denominate the on the watch to prowl upon the weakness of indiscretion of the husband. The moment humanity, and audaciously solicits your they have ibe hardidood to resort to that, charter for such libertinism they, of course, abandon all denial of delin- I have heard it asserted also, that they quency, aod even were it fully proved, it is meao to arraign the husband as a conspirathen worth your most serious consideration, tor, because, in the hour of confidence and whether you will tolerate such a defence as misfortune, he accepted a proferred pecuthat. Ii is, ia my mind, beyond all enduro niary assistance from the man he thought his ance, that any man should dare to come into friend. It is true he did so ; but so, I will a Court of Justice, and on the shadowy pre say, criminally careful was he of his intetence of what he may term carelessness, rests, that he gave him his bond, made him ground the most substantial and irreparable epter up judgment on that bond, and made injury. Against the unmanly principle of him issue an execution on that judgment, conjogal severity, in the name of civilized ready to be levied in a day, that in the wreck society, I solemnly protest. It is not fitted of all, the friend of his bosom should be at for the meridian, and, I hope, will never least indemnified. It was my impression, amalgamate itself with the manners of this indeed, that under a lease of this nature, country. It is the most ungenerous and in amongst honourable men, so far from any sulting suspicion, reduced into the most un. unwarrantable privilege created, there was maply and despotic practice.

rather a peculiar delicacy incumbent on the “Let barbarous nations, whose inhuman love donor. I should have thought 80 still, but for Is wild desire, fierce as the suns they feel ;

a frightful expression of one of the Counsel Let Eastern tyrants, from the light of heaven

on the motion, by which they endeavoured Seclude their bosom slaves, meaoly possessed

not to trust a Dublin Jury with this issue. Of a mere lifeless violated form

What," exclaimed they, in all the pride While those whom love cements in holy faithe plaintiff and a rich defendant! Is there

of their execrable instructions, “ a poor And equal transport, free as nature live, Disdaining fear."

nothing in that!" No, if my client's shape

does not belie his species, there is nothing in But once establish the principle of this that. I braved the assertion, as a calumny moral and domestic censorship, and theo tell on human nature-I call on you, if such an me where is it to begin? Where is it to allegation be repeated, to visit it with vin. ead? Who shall bound? Who shall deface dictive and overwhelming damages. I it? By what hitherto undiscoverable stand- would appeal, not to this civilized assembly, ard, shall we regulate the shades between but to an horde of savages, whether it is pos. solemnity and levity ? Will you permit this sible for the most inhuman monster thus to impudent espionage upon your households ; sacrifice to infamy, his character-his wife upon the hallowed privacy of your domestic -his homeo-his children! In the name of hours; and for what purpose? Why, that possibility I deny it ; in the name of huma. the seducer aod the adulterer may calculate nily I denounce it; in the name of our comthe se-urity of his cold blooded libertinism ! mon country, and onr common nature, limthat he may steal, like an assassin, upon plore of the learned Counsel not to promuta your hours of relaxation, and convert, per. gate such a slander upon both--but I need baps, your confideoce into the instrument of not do so; if the zeal of advocacy shoold you ruin! If this he once permitled as a induce then to the altempt, memory would ground of justification, we may bid fare- array their bappy homes before them-their well at once to all the delightful intercourse lindh children would liep ils contradiction of social life. Spurning, as I do, at this -Their love-their hearts-their instinctive odious system of organized distrust, suppose feelings, as fathers and as husbands, would the admission made, that my client was care- Febel within them, and wither up the horrid lez, indiscreet, culpable, if they will, in his blasphemy "pon their lips. domestic regulations, is it therefore to be en- They will find it difficult to palliate such dered, that every abandoned burglar should turpicude-l am sure I find it dislicult to sednce his wife, or violate his daughter? Is aggravate. It is in itself an hyperbole of it to be endured, that Mr. Blake, of all inen, wickedness. Honour, innocence, religion, should rely on such an jofamous and conve. friendship- all that is sanctified or lovely, nient extenuating! He, his friend, his guest, or endearing in creation. Even that hal. his confidant-he who introduced a spotless Jowed, social, shall I not say indigenous vire! sister to this attainted intimacy, shall be say, trie-that blresed hospitality-which foreign I associaled wiļh you hourly, Vallected your, envy could sot deny, or foreign robbery.

despoil-which, when all else had perished, there-there--even on its guileless features casi a bloom op our desolation, divging its - there is the horrid sipile of the adulte rich foliage over the national ruin, as if to

rer !!! bide the monument, while it gave a shelter to O gentlemen, am I this day only the courthe mourner-even that withered a way be- sel of my client i-No-no- I am the advan fore this pestilence! But what do I say? cale of humanity of yourselves-your Was virtue merely the viction of this adul. homes-your wives your families-your terer? Worse, worse it was his instru• little children. I am glad this case exhibits ment-even on the broken tablet of the de- such atrocity, unmarked, as it is, by any mi. calogue did he whet the dagger for this so- tigatory feature ; it may stop the frightful cial assassination. What will you say, when advance of this calamity. It will be met i inform you, that a few months before, he now, and marked with vengeance. If it be went deliberatively to the baptismal font not, farewell to the virtues of your country; with the waters of life to regenerate the in- farewell to all confidence between man and fapt that, too well could he arouch it, had man; farewell to that unsuspicious aod rebeen born in sin, and he promised to teach ciprocal tenderness, without which, mar. it Christianity! And he promised to guard riage is but a consecrated curse, if oails are it against " The fesb!” And least infinite to be violated, laws disregarded, friendship mercy should overlook the sins of its adulle- betrayed, humanity trampled, national and rous father, seeking to make his God his individual honour stained, and that a jury of pander, he tried to damn it even with the fathers and of husbands will give such inissacrament !-See then the horrible atrocity creancy a passport to their own homes, and of this case as it touches the defendant - but wives, and daughters-farewell to all that how can you count its miseries as attaching yet remains of Ireland! But I will not cast to the plaintif? He has suffered a pang the such a doubt upon the character of my coon, most agonizing to human sensibility-it has try. Against the snecr of the foe, and the been inficted by his friend, and indicted he scepticism of the foreigner, I will still point neath his rool-it commences at a period to the domestic virtues, ibat oo perfidy could which casts a doubt on the legitimacy of his barter, and no bribery can purchase, that children, and to crown all, “ unto him a son with a Roman usage, at once embellish and is born” even since the separation, upon consecrale households, giving to the society whom every shilling of his estates has been of the hearth all the purity of the altar ; that entailed by settlement! What compensa, lingering alike in the palace and the cot. tion can reprize so unparalelled a sufferer? tage, are still to be found scattered over this What solitary consolation is there in reserve land, the relic of what she was; the source, for him? Is it love !-- Alas, there was one perbaps, of what she may be ; the lone, and whom he adored with all the heart's idola. sta'ely, and magnificent memorials, that, try, and she deserted him. Is it friendship? rearing their majesty amid surrounding

- There was one of all the world whoin he ruins, serve at once as the land marks of the trusted, and that one betrayed himn. Is it di parted glory, and the models by whicb the society - The smile of others' happiness ap- future may be erected. pears but the epitaph of his own. Is it so. Preserve those virtues with a vestal fide. litude :-Can he be alone while memory, lity; mark this day, by your verdict, your striking on the sepulci.re of his heart, rails horror at their profanalion ; and, believe into existence the spectres of the past. Shall me, when the hand whicle records that verdict he fly for refuge to his " sacred nome?"- shall be dust, and the tongue that asks it Every ebject there is eloquent of his ruin: traceless in the grave, many am happy home Shall he seek a mournful solace in his chil. will bless its consequences, and many a madren! - Oh, he has no children! There is ther teach her little child to hale the impious tbe fittle favourite that she nursed; and treason of aduliery,

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THEATRICAL JOURNAL.

COVENT GARDEN.
ULY 17. Since onr last, Benefits “ Loudies and Genllemen,

“ I have again to offer the most we arc therefore, by custom, precluded grateful acknowledgments of the Profrom noticing the various representa prietors of this Theatre for your kind tions which the public have patronized, and liberal patronage. Supported by according to the merits of the parties. this all-powerful aid. the Covent Garden This evening, the Theatre closed for the Company has maintained its high celeseason ; and on the dropping of the cur. brity throughout a season fraught with taio Mr. Fawcett came forward, and ad. unusual public distress; and by its po. dressed the audience as follows: pular attraction the Proprietors bave been enabled to meet their large and effect of stimulating the exertions of heavy expenditure.

those performers who may succeed him, "The various revivals and new pieces that they may deserve' and attain the have been more than usually success. like honours when they are obliged ful; scarcely one amongst the great to bid you a last adieu ! number that has not been inost favour. .: Until the second Monday in Sep. ably received ; and the production of a tember, the usual period of re-opening, dew tragedy, which has been univer. the Proprietors respectfully bid, you sally admired for its classical and poeti- farewell, and they assure youn, that the cal beaaties, is an occurrence as gratify- recess shall be passed in new efforts for ing as it is rare. The termination of the your amusement and gratification: present season has been marked by the “ The Performers, Ladies and Gentle retirement of one of the brightest orna. men, with beartfelt thanks for your unments of the British Stage. The high ceasing kindness, take their leave till public honours paid to the professional the time when they shall have the hur talents of Mr. Kemble, must have the nour of ineetiog you here again.

PERFORMANCES.

1817.
25. King Richard the Illd-Mayor of Garratt. July 7. Othello-Katharine and Petruchio,
26. Apostate-Libertine,

8. Sc..ol of Reform-Gentle Shepherd-Tom 27. Gentle Shepherd - Fontainbleau - Liber.

Tnnab the Great. tine.

9. Merchant of Venice-Broken Sword. 2. Gamester-No Song no Supper-Aurora.

10. Guy Mannering-Libertine. 30. Romeo and Juliet-Libertine.

11. Apostate-No Snug no Supper. July 1. Exile-Maid and the Magpie.

18. Honey Moon--Midas. 2. Gay Mannering-Aladdin.

14. Othello-Cymon. 3. Apostatnientle Shepherd.

15. Slave-Mazpic or the Maid. 4. Alexander the Great-Jobn of Paris.

16. Love in a village--Spoiled Child. 5. Soldier's Daughter-Rosina.

17. Othello-Libertine.

1817. June

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ENGLISH OPERA. JUNE 7. “ The Election.” This who cannot bear the idea of being ri. 'opera, if it be entitled to that appel valled by a plebeian. Notwithstanding lation, is avowedly altered from one his rage at his opponent (for Freeman of the dramas of Miss Johanna Baillie. makes it a ruletó oppose the head lo the original, the characters are finely of the ancient family of the Bullimores drawo-and the passion of halred is ex- on every occasion), be yet risks his emplified with a force of expression own life to save that of Foreman, when commensurate with the great object of he had accidentally fullen into a caval. the author — that of delineating the Freeman, all gratitude, makes the kind. various passions of the buman mind. est advances to his preserver-uffers to We have often wondered that more give up to him bis interest in the bo. of these pieces have not been brought rough for which they are capdidates out.-We remember De Montfort, in but nothing can appease Baltimore's which Mr. Kemble gave a perfect pic. hatred - he treats Freeman contumeture of the most deadly revenge-not liously. and a challenge is the coneveo appeased by the deaih of his un sequence. When the parties ineet, conscious rival. His delineation was Truehridge (T. Short) interposes, and a masterpiece of the histrionic art. disarms all resentment by informing The plot of this opera is briefly as fol them they are the sons of the same lows: Mr. Ballimore (8. Johnston), father.-Such are the serious incidents the representative of an ancient house, of the piece-and they become powere who despises all those families who can, ful in the hands of the respective per Dot boast a long line of aucestry, con- formers. of the comic scenes, were ceives an implacable liatred against Mr. it not for the naivele of Miss Kelly, Freeman (Bartley), his neighbour, who as Miss Freeman, we should have litile by industry has accumulated a privcely to commend : but though she makes fortune. Freeman is a pbilanthropist: more of the part than any other actress he assists the unfurlopate, relieves the could do, the character is no complia distressed -and bis charities are un- ment to her talent. Mr. Horn, as Charles bouoded : his popularity in the neighé Baltimore, was a very tame lover-but bourhood of bis estate, however, serves sang sweetly: W. S. Chatterley, as to stimulate the hatred of Baltimore, Peier, a servant, played the part with Europ. Mag Woh LXXII. July 1817,

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