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considerable hamour : and Mrs. Chat Town.-This elegant national Theatre terly (Mrs. Baltimore) was extremely may be considered as the pursery of aainteresting The company does not tive latent; and if the flowers do not boast much variety of talent - but we arrive at full maturity, the eye is grati. hear of several new candidates for pub- fied by the variegated beauties wbick lic favor, whom we shall duly notice. the Proprietor so successfully trans
JUNE 18. A Mr. Crisp made his first plants. bow to a London audience in the mu- " The Cabinet.” This opera has been sical entertainment of “ Lock and Key." reduced, by permission, to two acts;
He was very successful in the charac- and Mr. Pearman, from the Bath Theater of Muns; and in the song, “ 4 tre, made his first appearance in the woman is like to," he was encored. character of Orlando. "This Gentleman W. S. Chatterley dressed Brummagem, possesses a sweet tenor; his lower tones, extremely well, and gave much spirit firm and musical: and his falsetto good. to the part.
Braham electrified us by the power of Juns 18. A new, local, temporary his execution; and after such a master, Dramatic Sketch, called “ The Bridge the attempt at Orlando was daring : tbat carries us safe over,” was pro- but Mr. Pearman seemed determined to duced, in honour of the memorable be every thing, or pothing- and boldly Battle of Waterloo, and the opening of risked his fame on That which might the new Bridge. It is, indeed, a comic establish his claim to metropolitan paHodge. Podge : but on these occasions, tconage. He was most favourably recriticism must give place to the motive ceived throughout;, and was raptuwhich induced the Proprieior to pay his rously encored in the beautiful air, tribute to the glories of the day. When away from my bruutiful maid.
June 19. Beggar's Opera.” This W. S. Chatterley was the able repreopera introduced a new candidate for sentative of the superannuated lover, public favor, in the character of Polly. The Marquis de Grand Chateau : it was She possesses much taste, great science, more perfect than his Lord Ogleby. Miss and powerful exccution. She is a pupil Kelly's Florella was what it ought to be of Horo's, and her name is Buggins, and Mrs. Chatterley, in Constantia, sister to the young lady of the same was loveliness personified. name, who sang the Arab's Faith, in JULY 15. The Great Room, which Elphi Bey:
This opera is so well was fitted up for the Society of Arts, known, and the songs are so familiar was opened ihis evening to the public, to our readers, that we have only to as a rural promenade, and is entitled observe, the piece was called for for to patronage, not only from its norepetition the following evening, which velty, but for the accommodation it perhaps is one of the highest compli- affords to the frequenters of the Engments that can be paid to any debu- lish Opera, in beivg thus relieved in tanté.
so short a period from the oppressive June 23." My Uncle," an operatla, heat that too frequently overwhelms in one act, was the novelty of the even- a summer theatre. It is laid out as ing: it is from the pen of Mr. Beazley, 8 shrubbery, traversed with walks, and the author of 18 he jealous ? The Board- illuminated with lamps. The ends and ing House, &c. and is superior to either. sides are lived with lofty trees, of which
JULY I. “ Artaxerxes.” Miss Bug. there are also lwo parallel rows down gins appeared this evening in the cha- the middle; the latier hung with Chiracter of Mundane, and realized the nese lamps. The shrubs are of the most warmest wishes of her friends, by the rare and beautiful kinds, all natural and brilliancy with which site sustained the growing in pots. There are seats in the part. Her articulation is clear, and her walks, at convenient distances, for the execution is as scientific as her notes are accommodation of the company. The hirmonious. She was rapturously greet- refreshing verdure of the shrubs, their
ed throughout the Opera, as well for the fragrance, and the coolness of the place, • taste she displayed in the airs—“If o'er are most grateful to the senses, and
the cruel tyrant, Love;” and “Adieu create sensations far more exquisite thou lovely youth”-as for the feeling than the most costly decorations of art. with which she gave the recitations. It is, in short, a miniature Vauxhall ; “ The Soldier tir’d” was unanimously and the groupes which mightly pro: encored ; and we prognosticate that she menade, almost r alize the delightful will become a decided favourite with the visions in the Arabian Tales.
JELY 16. " Bachelor's Wives ; or, sume their proper stations. When the the English at Brussels.” Mr. Arnold lovers expect to enjoy the fruits of has taken VARIEty for his motto ; as, their illicit intercourse, the ladies tbrow two or three times a week, we eilber off their disguises ; and the confusion have a new piece produced, or some of the gentlemen is better imagined candidate for histriovic honours : and than described. — To say that Miss Kelly it is gratifying that success has gene- was quite at home-and that all the rally attended both. This operatta is performers exerted themselves with lively and interesting: full of bustle ; considerable effect-is only paying them the dialogue sprightly; the music pleas. the compliment they deserve: and the ing. The following is an outline of the operatta itself oughi to succeed, if only plot:- Emily Gaylove (Miss Kelly) and for the moral it aiins to evforceJulia Melfort (Mrs. W. S. Chatterley), Then learn from this lesson each wandering the wives of two officers in the British
spouse, army, arrive at Brussels for the purpose Who away from your wives are such flutof ascertaining the cause of the non
tering elves, arrival of their usual letters from their That the way to make women remember respective husbands ; and there find®
their vowsthese “gallant gay Lotharios" passing
Is-by proving you never forget them as Bachelors. Now, although these
yourselves. gentlenien are intimate friends, it hap- There is an Irishman introduced, pens that they are not acquainted with Monsieur Patrick O'Dennis Le Grand each other's wives : and thus Emily (W. S. Chatterley), who jumbles illegiticoquets with Melfort (T. Short); and mate Irish and broken French Wost Julia encounters Gaylove (Wrench). Judicrously. The piece, we have no They, each, agree to meet at a masked doubt, will have a run. ball-and in the interim the ladies as.
July 3. Artaxerxes-- My Uncle-Don Juan. June 7. Election-Is He Jealous.
4. Free and Easy-Ditto-Ditto. 9. Ditto-Free and Easy.
5. Artaxerxes-Ditto-Ditto. 10. Ditto-Ditto.
7. Sport after Raili-Cabinel--Ditto. 11. Ditto-Ditto.
H. Free and Easy-My Uncle- Ditto. 18. Ditto-Ditto.
9. Sport after kain--Cabinet-Maid and the 13 Ditto-Lock and Key.
Magpie. 14, Ditto-Ditto.
10. Is he Jealous-Artaxerxes–Deserter of 16. Ditto-Free and Easy.
19. Free and Easy-- Di110-Ditto.
15. Cabinet-My Uncle- Ditio.
16. Batchelors' Wivrs-Turn Out-Ditto. 2. Beggars' Opera- Is He Jealous
17. Maid and the Magpie-Bachelors' Wives 21. The Angler--Two Words--Ditto,
19. Bachelers' Wives--Free and Easy-Deser. 91. Beggars' Opera-My Uncle-The Bridge.
ter of Naples. 95. Free and Easy-My Uncle-Two Words.
21. Ditto-Ditto-Ditto. 3. Election-ångler-Is He Jealous,
29. Love in a Village-Batchelors! Wives. 97. No performance.
23, Artaxerxes--- Bachelors'
Wives-- Deserter ge. Free and Easy-My Uncle-Don Juan,
of Naples. 39. My Uncle-Two Words--Ditto.
24. Maid and the Magpie-My Uncle-Bache Jaly 1. Ditto Artaxerxes--Ditto.
lors' Wives. 2. Two Words My Uncle-Ditto.
HAYMARKET, The opening of this theatre always JULY 7. “ The Village Lawyer." conveys a joyous feeling ; and though A Mr. Butler, from the York Theatre, it do pot boast of talent equal to that made his first appearance in . herpfuce. which adorned these boards some twenly His humour is of the broadest cast; years ago, we are still permitted gene- and if he would not suffer Grimace to rally to enjoy an uumixed portion of be too predominant, he would be a usegratification. Here, the labours of cri. ful auxiliary to the Company, which ticism give place to the light and lively boasts this season of the talents of Mrs. portraitures of the comic liuse ; and Glover, Messrs. Jopes, Mathews, Ruswhen we retire to our pillows, if we sel, Tokele , Terry, &c. cannot bestow u Benjamin's mess of JULY 14 This evening introduced & praise,” we bave very little to cou. Mr. Amherst in two very oppos te cha. demn.
racters that of Megrim in “ Blue De.
vils"-and Shylock; and, on the whole, try—and we saw him with pleasure, we rather incline to tbiok his comic at the Regency Theatre, in many chaeffort lhe most successful. This Gentle racters more suited to his abilities than mao bas a certain resemblance, in the that of Shylock. We shall be happy contour of his countenance, to. Mr. to see him again--and still happier if Kemble-but bis head is too large in we can conscientiously give bim our proportion to his face. He gave
ani. meed of praise, as we understand he is a mation to some of the impassioned gentleman, who has devoted a great scenes ; but bis general dialogue was portion of his time to classic atiaintoo declamatory. Mr. Amherst bas ments. Mrs. Glover's Portie was ex. played with some success in the coun- cellent. 1817.
July 15. Wild Oats-Critic.
17. Exit by Mistake-Day after the Wedding 8. Three Weeks after Marriage--Review
18. Bold Stroke for a Husband-How to die 9. Poor Gentleman-Bee Hive.
for Love, 10. Purse - Who Wants a Guinea- - Sleep
19. Who Wants a Guine-Darkness Visible, Walker.
21. Exit by Mistake-Wedding Day-K.ling 11. Quaker-Exit by Mistake-Critic.
93. Travellers Benighted-Exit by Mistake-A 14. Blue Devils-Merchant of Venice-Village
(hip of the Old Block. Lawyer.
24. Wild Oats-Agreeable Surprise.
ROYAL CIRCUS AND SURREY THEATRE. JUNE 18. Mr. Dibdin seizes every Drury-lane. They were welcomed with opportunity that offers to pay a com- great cordiality, and contribuled their pliment to the glory of the British best aid to the success of the piece. Armis. On the anniversary of the ever This elegant Theatre was honoured memorable battle of Waterloo, he pro. with a visit by Monsieur Talma, accomduced a new occasional Burletta Spec. panied by a select party of friends, where tacle, under the title of “Waterloo ; he was received by Mr. and Mrs. Dibdin, or, the Bridge and the Battle.” The Mr. Rorauer, &c. &c. and expressed scenery is beautiful: and the panorama the highest gratification, together with view of the field of battle is magnifi- no small degree of surprise at the splen. cent. The effect of this last scene is dour and appointments of what is termed rendered peculiarly interesting by the a Minor Theatre. At the close of the introduction of musicians ou the stage, exhibition of Waterloo, Mr. Talma was mingled, as it were, with the troops. conducted to the Green Room; and we This novelty was highly applauded. cannot better describe the sensation
JUNE 23. “ Constantine and Valeria; created in the Green Room, than by or, the last of the Cæsars." This grand quoting the address of Mr. Dibdin Melo Drama has been in preparation on this occasion. On introducing M. for three months; and is founded on Talma, Mr. Dibdin said: Miss Joanna Baillie's 'Tragedy of “Con- • Ladies and Gentlemen, štantine Paleologus." A more magnifi. “ Among the pumerous distinguished cent or interesting exhibition has never personages your able and zealous exerheen presented. The acting of Miss iions have attracted, the presence Taylor would have established her fame visitor 'has given me more 'heartfelt jo The first walk of the drama at any gratification than the favour dope us theatre: and Mr. Huntley increases in by M. Talma, whom I have now the attraction. The military banquet in honour of presenting to you, and whose the first act is superb; and the grandeur name, though a syuonym for first-rate of the concluding scene afforded a disc genius and talent, is still more endeared play of brilliancy which drew down long to us by the hospitality and kindness and reiterated plaudits. The dresses he has ever afforded to those of our and decorations are unusually appro• professional brethren who have had the priate and splendid.
happiness to be introduced to him at Don Giovanni increases in attrac. Paris.— Mons. Talma, in having the tion.
pleasure to present the collected artists " Poor Vulcan" bas been produced, of this house, I am happy to say, you see with the assistance of Mrs. Orger and an assemblage of Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Gattie, from the Theatre Royal, whose warmth in the cause they 80
powerfully serve, has raised this theatre
“ Ladies and Gentlemen, to unprecedented respectability. Mr. “ I cannot find 'words in my cono Sheridan has said, “'wbere actors do fused knowledge of the English language agree, their unanimity is wonderful; to express my gratitude for the way and the harmony which exists here gives in which I have been here and every me reason to stile this less a company where received in this country. I only. than a family-a family who are as wish I might have the pleasure of meet. proud as myself to see you within these ing you in Paris, to shew my sense walls; who all regret, the shortness of feeling for your kindness." of your stay will not allow you to wit- M. Talma then proceeded to view dess a greater variety of those efforts the stage and its arrangements, was which have obtained us the sanction afterwards recouducted to his box, and of the public, who will appreciate us at bis deparlure repeated his extreme still more for the honour your notice satisfaction at the whole of his evenhas conferred on us.”
ing's entertaioments. To wbich M. Talma replied,
PERFORMANCES. 1817. June 2 to 8. Don Giovanni--Silver Swan--Waggery
27. Waterloo, or the Bridge and the Battle in Wapping
-Constantine and Valeria--Don Gio9 to 14. Waggery in Wapping-Who's the Mur
vanpi. derer-Don Giovanni.
Jane 30 to July 5. Dilta-Ditto-Ditto. June 16. Waggery in Wapping-The Silver Swan July 7 to 19. Waterloo Bridge --Poor Vulcan-Cons-Don Giovanni.
stantine and Valeria-Don Giovanni. 83. Waterloo, or the Bridge and the Battle 14 to 19. Ditto-Ditto-Ditt Ditto,
Constantine and Valeria--Don Gio. 21 to 26. Ditto-Three Times Three--Constan. vanni.
tine and Valeria.Dou Giovanni.
From the extensive circulation of the on the Grand Melo-dramatic Romance, ECROPEAN Magazine, we are obliged to founded on the Black Dwarf (one of restrict our comments on Theatrical the popular Tales of My Landlord), Exhibitions to the 20th of each month: intitled “The Wizard ; or, the Brown and, although we deviated in the last Man of the Moor," at the Eoglish Number from this rule, at considerable Opera : as well as the New Grand serio. expense, that we might give our readers Conic Spectacle, intitled
'The Fatal every particular we could collect re- Island," at the Surrey Theatre : each of specting Mr. Kemble's retirement from which has been some time in preparathe stage, we are obliged to postpone, tion. till our next publication, observations
Was by thy tender fost'ring nurst;
Thine was my noon tide's brightest hour, strife
And thine the thought that warm'd it Dooms but a ruin to decay
firstOne-but one link of less than life Remains to end in nameless clay.
Receive the last !-thy glory's stem Let him who treads the death-field, spare
Has fallen, and its pride is past;
But thou wilt treasure as a gem
The blighted leaf that linger'd last.
Thou wast the eyelid of my soul,
Preserver of its purest sense ; And if to greet thy proud reiura
And once beneath iny bland controul
It slepe in holy innocence.
Oft to the brink of ruin's food
Thou cam'st a wand rer to arrest; Bot şhun the deep blue melting eye
And smiling in thy bounty shewd
The softuess of a matron's breast.
Then by thy mild-tby pleading look,
Light of my erring life !-- I vow'd Collected from fragments found near a To write my name in Glory's book, dead cuirassier, with a broken picture. Or moulder in an early shroud.
The flow'rs of revelry and wit
'Twas in the dog days' heat, when by Have left this hollow bosom bare;
caprice But one long-hid remembrance yet Or fashion urg'd ;- fine folks of all de Lives like the dark soft violet there.
grees; There is an eye that will not mock
From Cheapside, Cow-cross, Piccadilly, The ruio in t is breast unseen
From dashing Bob, io Buckram Billy ; The chasm in the shatter d rock
The plodding Cit, the Artizan, Tells where a diamond mine has been.
The Crimp, the Common Council-man,
Their wives and daughters, 'Twas plunder'd !-- but enough is left
All bent on sea side sport: A lightning spark from Heav'n to win
With due contempt forsake the Town, Its thunderbolt has struck the cleft,
And to the Kentish shores lock dowo But woke the glorious flame within !
To take the waters,
V. And cleanse the stains of city and of court, ANOTHER RELIC.
-For sages all agree, a voyage like this, BRIGHT are the Moses' gifts, they say,
A pleasani trip In Glory's field and Summer's day,
On board a ship Tho' brief must be the verse I put on
T'inbale the sea's salubrious air, So small a subject as a Button:
And drive away corroding care, Yet, Stella !-te thyself I prove
To none can come amiss. This button is a type of love.
The thing indeed were well,--discreetly It forms attachments near and strong
But Margate trips are apt to be abusid ; Its brightens oft by wearing long; Thro narrow chinks it wins a way,
For what with getting drunk, and getting
loo'd, And holds when other loops decay:
Numbers ere they come back to town, Here often like thy beauty's charm,
With swimming heads and faces brown, It kept a soldier's bosom warm.
Empty their pockets, and derive no good. We praise not circles that abound
Not so with Slop: In grandeur, but the perfect round
He, like a man of sense, And in this button's humble size
Look d to his health, and sav'd bis pence; How true a cycle charms our eyes !
And though he lov'd a little pleasure, Thus in a little ring enshrind
Would always take it at his leisure, Love's amphitheatre we find.
And then, knew where to stop. This relic, fresh from holy earth,
It should indeed be said, none thougbt bim Is more than modern honour's worth:
fool, Fame, wealth, and wisdom, do for man Though he'd some queerish notions in his
head, No more than simple buttons canWhile Glory's sparks fly off like rockets,
and different doctrines held, from every They grace his coat and guard his pockets.
Where your true, sapient M.D.'s all are This sparkled once on Brunswick's breast, bred. And lay with poble hearts at rest
From College rules turn'd renegado, From precious dust it rises now
He bore the pick name of Sangrado ; To loop the hat on Stella's brow
For like that sage (though seldom he im. There join'd to beauty, wit, and science,
bib'd it), It serves again a Belle Alliance,
“ AQUA" his motto was,--and he preJune 2d,
The Spanish Doctor, 'tis well known, THE DOCTOR AND HIS MEDICINE Like many others of our own, CHEST.
Still bolding fast his fav’rite thesis, A TALE.
Would pull another man's to pieces; A SON of Warwick lane,
So Slop, with anger and ill-nature, ?Clepa Simon Slop, M.D. on pleasure bent, Reviling every thing but water, Or else to tly from pain,
Would rail at wine in terms severe, Embark'd one day on board the “ Duke of And even cry down common beer, Kent :"
His fav'rite dose t'exalt. Cramm'd fore and aft;-a lumbering But wbile Sangrado's tribe, I wot, freight,
Prescribe their waters fresh, and hot, Of precious souls:~from Billingsgate
He gave bis cold, and salt.
-In short, sea-waler was a theme
On which he'd run to an extreme, Where Glaucus and the Nerëids erst did That reason far outstrippidsmile,
A patient's case, though gout, lumbago, Where now, the laughing God, with Folly's Tenesmus, cramp, or quartian ague, train,
His practice not a jot would alter, Usurps a blithe and jovial reign,
For still he drench'd them with salt water, The summer round,
Or, sent them to be dipp'd!