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vens sun La Mohr d' Artila.
Dieu renverse: pour moi le sort de ce vainqueur Qui vecut dans la gloire, et mourut dans l'amour. CoRBEAU.
1 Mitated. Of Attila, so famed in story, The opposite, oh! let me prove;— Victorious, he lived with glory, And, all possessing, died in love. W. J.
BIOGRAPHY. F. W., ELLIS.
The information of the death of Mr. Ellis at Madras is confirmed by the Gazettes received from that Presidency. The Editor of the Madras Courier, in speaking of this event, says: It is with unfeigned concern that we announce the death of Francis Whyte Ellis, Esq. of the Honorable Company's Civil Service, and Collector of Madras. It is unnecessary, and indeed it would be out of place, for us to eulogise the merits of a
entleman so generally known, and where
nown so greatly loved and valued, as the deceased. In our obituary we trust we shall have to record from some able pen the great loss sustained by the government and the public. The general acquirements and learning of Mr. Ellis were very respectable; but the object of his chief and unwearied pursuit was oriental literature, in the knowledge of which he was equalled by few. We believe we may say, without fear of being accused either of partiality or exaggeration, that no European gentleman was ever so well acquainted with the science of Hindoo law, and with the theology, habits, customs, and general literature of the Hindoos. Many of our readers will remember with pleasure the learned and interesting lectures delivered by him lately to the Literary Society of Madras; and we mention with regret, that at the very time when his melancholy death took place, he was actively engaged in researches to enable him further to elucidate the subjects which those lectures embraced. He has been cut off in the prime of life, and in the midst of his literary labours, many of which we know to be high y curious and interesting, and in an unfinished state.
The Editor of the Madras Government
Gazette notices that this melancholy event took place at Ramnad, on the morning of the 10th of March. This writer adds : In Mr. Ellis was united, with great activity of mind, an uncommon versatility of genius. The pursuits with which he was unceasingly occupied, were various and often dissimilar; but on whatsoever his talents were employed, whether the subject was enjoined by duty or prompted by inclination, he manifested the same ardour and the same happy sufficiency. Even his failures exhibited a mind fraught with intelligence and information. With the languages and literature of the Hindoos (particularly the nations of Southern India), he was eminently conversant, and of their institutions, civil and religious—of the habits and modes of thought—of all, in short, that
DRURY LANr.—On Mondav the annual dose for the edification of London shopmen and apprentices, George Barnwell, was discarded from this theatre, and the Dramatist substituted in its stead. As we never conceived the effect of Mr. Barnwell's profligacy and hanging to be of a decidedly moral tendency, we can part with this lesson without regret: but, we think, that another tragedy, rather than a comedy, should take its place. Considering the composition of the audience at this holiday period, and not forgetting the pretty general addiction to noise and oranges, and munching and drinking; we are of opinion (we . the point with all the humility its dubiety and importance impose,) that a deep, deep tragedy is the thing; and for these reasons: Primo, because a large proportion of the visitors would rather pay their money to see princesses and heroes in distress, than persons nearer their own acquaintance in the world, bustling about in the midst of common and likely occurrences; secundo, because obstreporous interruptions spoil a comedy entirely, but very little, if at all, injure a tragedy; tertio, because tragedy contrasts much better with, and is, therefore, better adapted to set off the succeeding pantomime; quarto, —but, we need not go on; three reasons are enough for anything on earth, and at least two more than can usually be produced for the nearest affairs in private, or the most vital measures in public life. To return to thedramatist—it was acted with great spirit, that is to say in plain English, en farce. The burlesque of comedy would have been highly reprehensible at any other season, and we trust that if performed after twelfth day, the play will be subdued into that true comic tone,
which Elliston, Dowton, and Russell know
how to appreciate and how to assume. It must be acknowledged, however, that the iece itself is of the buffoon genus: Wapid is throughout a character inadmissible into the circle of society; Ennui has nothing but his yawns to recommend him; Floriville, little besides his drunkenness; and Lord Scratch, nothing at all. To these parts Elliston, Harley, Russell, and Dowton were appoint.
ed; while Mrs. Edwin, Mrs. Harlowe, and Mrs. Robinson, personated the ladies, Marianne, Louisa, and Lady Waitfort, in a commendable manner. JAck AND THE BEAN Stalk—the pantomime at this house, is the best they have had for some years; no great compliment, by the way, and so we must mend it by ding, that it is a very passable production as matters of that kind are to be estimated. For the information of such as may not be acquainted with the fact, we shall mention, that Jack the Giant Killer, is a nursery story of considerable antiquity and celebrity in this land of learning. An author of “Inachinery, tricks,” &c. could *. take a more famous model; and it is but rendering justice to the present work to say, that it proceeds upon one of the most dignified, romantic.interesting,and perilous narratives of adventures within the whole compass of early literature. Whether it may or may not be sufficient to determine the question between the Aristotelian and ... dramas, so eruditely carried on at this time by the greatest scholars in Germany and France, it is impossible to anticipate ; but it does seem to us to combine so much of historical truth with the wild and poetic of imagination, and so much unity of action with the want of all regard to the other unities, as to offer a powerful argument in support of the theories of Messrs. Schegel. With regard to the plot, it is simply consistent with the ancient history; except that the renowned Jack mounts the bean stalk, which reaches to the skies, and on the top of which is the wicked Giant's castle, only once, instead of the mystic thrice, and owes his preservation not to Mrs. Ogre, but to a waiting maid upon that illustrious rsonage, called Janetta, who is kept for a *. bouche. The hero kills the Ogre and becomes Harlequin, and Janetta, Columbine, under the auspices of a good Fairy of the Harp; while the Ogress raises two evil spirits, Pantaloon and Clown, to pursue them for the murder of her bulky husband. Then follows the usual train of adventures. Of the changes and mechanism, the most amusing are the growth of the bean; the animation of a sculptor's warehouse, whence issue gigantic legs, arms, torsos, and various classleal figures; the wild-beasts at Exeter Change let loose from their cages; and the transformation of a tea-equipage into a brilliant display of ño. in which the Clown and his senior partner are whirled round, to the infinite delight of the young and the old. The best scenes are the Gates of the Ogre's Castle (Dixon) ; the interior of the same (Marinari); and a Sea-view (Andrews.) There is rather a sameness in some of the tricks, such as the return of an inscription wherever any of the harlequinaders vanish ; and the counter-changes depending on puns, or jeur des mots, of a steamshaving ". into a lawyer (close shaver); a Daniel's life-preserver into Death, and again into roast beef, and porter, the true life preservers, &c. There is also somewhat too much of fine singing. The was represented in the grandest style by Mr. Hudson, a genuine giant we believe, for we, saw what a little boy near us called “a big fellow,” anong the crowd in the Menagerie scene. Bologna was an active Harlequin; Miss Tree a so-so Columbine; Mr. Elliott a very good Pantaloon, which, viewing his tumbles, whirls, and other sufferinges, we would not be for a hundred pounds a night; and Southby a strong, clever, and effective Clown, especially in feats of bodily marvels. He performed one practical joke of inde
cency on the tailor's inexpressibles, which we
hope has been retrenched. Cove NT GARDEN. The Christmas treat at Covent Garden is founded on the adventures of the redoubted Don Quixotte, and his faithful Squire. These are very ably dramatized, or rather pantomimetized, and ingeniously adapted to the purposes of this species of representation. o is rather a superior thing of the kind, and both in conduct and ornament rises above the common level. The incidents selected from Cervantes are well chosen, and the transparencies (painted by Wright), which illustrate the origin of romance, are beautiful. The general order of pantomime is indeed disturbed, if not reversed on this occasion. The Knight and Sancho retain their characters throughout, , and Pantaloon (the housekeeper,) is attached to them.
the wand works all the mischief to the Don, and all the pummellings and misadventures to his faithful follower. By this magical instrument, the Windmill is turned into a real giant, oppressing forlorn, sacks of corn transformed into damsels, and again into its original form; the flocks of sheep do be: come soldiers, and revert to mutton; and all the other incidents, even to the tossing of our old friend Panza in the blanket, are dependent, more or less, upon its “charmed touch.” The scenery is pre-eminently entitled to admiration. The Spanish Inns, Sierra Morena, and Realms of Romance, (by Grieve), are wonderfully fine; and Whitmore and Pugh have also several excellent and characteristic scenes. This splendour of decoration is well diversified by the humorous mishaps of the Governor of Barataria, whose wife and daughter are happily introduced to augment the fun. The wonderful ape is also a prominent actor in the affair of the Showman; and the whole piece, including Rosinante, Dapple, &c. &c., a very satisfac. tory entertainment for the rising generation. We therefore especially recommend it to the M rs to perform it after some short and pleasing drama, for three nights in the week, so that children may enjoy it, without enduring the pre-fatigue of a five-act play. MARY STUARt. This tragedy which we
‘‘hardly expected to see again, was revived on
Wednesday, with many judicious alterations and curtailments. Though much improved by these, it is still deficient in force and interest. With the exception of the final scene, there is really nothing of tragic importance: in this, Mary, through a door in the centre of the stage, ascends the scaffold thrown impressively into gloom, and covered with dark soldiery : it is shut, and Leicester remains for a few minutes than agony of self
Instead of the lovers. being persecuted, they are the persecutors,for
reproach and despair; and when opened in, only a fearful and appalling void is visible, and the curtain drops o the wretched favourite. Another scene, between Mortimer and Leicester, should also be exempted from the charge of general insipidity; but all the rest is unimpassioned and dull. The death of Mortimer, who, we hear, stabs himself in prison, is huddled over in a singularly insignificant manner, and the entire absence of any feature which could impart that dramatic effect to the Scottish Queen, which she enjoys even in sober history, is an objection fatal to this play. On the contrary, the bosom of Elizabeth appears to be most torn and lacerated by deep emotions; and there is such a diffusion over all the characters, of what ought to be concentrated, whether of pathos, of grandeur, of grief, or of suffering, that we care for all pretty nearly alike, and very little for any. Elizabeth's visit to Kennilworth Castle affords an . for one of those gorgeous spectacles in which this theatre delights, and is so unrivalled. The dresses are appropriate and magnificent, and the acting unimpeachably, except perhaps in Mary, now performed by Miss Foote, whose and form are better fitted for the character than her mental endowments; but we must still come to our past conclusion, that the tragedy is not possessed of vigour to promise it any length of nights. . We observed in the declamation, that the language was not very correct: “unspotted blood,” for example, was one of the phrases; and we fear that the German author, therefore, has not been improved by his translator.
ANEcdotes.—“Why did Adam bite the apple?” said a school-master to a country boy. “Because he had no knife,” said the bow. the of the Paris opposition papers has revived the following anecdote.—“Aminister is sick. . His colleague, M.P., to induce him to
take the medicine F. by the F. said, “Take it, I intreat you: I’ll be hanged if it does not do you good.” “Take it,”
added the doctor; “after the assurance that Monsieur has given you, you must be convinced that, one tray or other, the remedy must have a good effect.” An epidemic disorder broke out in * * which carried off many inhabitants in a short time. “Thank God!” said the countess of L—, when the names of several of the victims were mentioned in a company, “The nobility are spared; none die but the vulgar.” The REwARD of MERIT.-On the 17th of November, the King of France conferred the decoration of the Legion of Honour on sixteen of the persons, whose productions at the late exhibition of French iš. seemed most to merit the distinction. We should like to see something of this kind in England; for though in our country public opinion is the sovereign power to which all appeal, it would still b2 gratifying (as on the present occasion at Paris) were chemists,
printers, manufacturers, engineers, artists, potters, &c. rewarded and encouraged by some mark of honour from their monarch, especially when the throne is filled by a prince possessed of so fine a judgment as the Regent, Among Canova's recent models at Rome, statues of a Magdalene, an Endymion sleepsing with a hound by his side, and a Nymph joining on a Tiger's skin, are much spoken
Aremarkable effect of Lightning.—About twenty years ago, during a violent thunder storm, the lightning struck a pane of glass in a house door, so that the mistress of the house, who was in the hall behind the door, was cast several paces backwards, and thrown on the floor. She however received no injury, nor was the Fo of glass broken. The electric fluid had however left upon it a beautiful painting, (if we may so express it, ) resembling, on the whole, a head, which was formed of numerous smaller heads. From that time, this pane of glass was never wet with the dew, and never froze, though the other panes were affected by the weather as usual. Great care was taken of this remarkable pane, till some days since it was broken by carelessness; when it appeared that the o: had split it, making two panes out of one, and leaving in the middle the traces of the electric fluid. Before it was broken no one could see that there was a division. The panes, which are not much broken, were collected as carefully as possible. . The French Journals state that M. Noel de la Morinière, who is about to proceed to Lapland, will be accompanied by his son, a foung officer of infantry, who has obtained '. of absence for that purpose.
Another traveller, the Chevalier Gamba, is on the point of departing for Asia and the banks .# the Caspian Sea, to fulfil a mission interesting to the arts and sciences; he will be accompanied by his son, an officer of cavalry. M. M. Harnt, Plee, and Godefroy, the naturalists, who are on the point of departing from Rochefort, are to be accompanied by their brothers, who will afford them consi. derable assistance in their investigations.
The ancient Danes were distinguished for their contempt of death; and this is well #. by one of their writers, describing the close of a hero's life in few words,-" Agnar fell, laughed, and died.” Ā confessor advised a dying 'man to recommend him to his patron saint, as his time was come, and he must soon appear in the presence of his Maker. “As that is the ase,” replied the invalid, “I will save my riend the trouble, and carry my recommendations oyself." In 1763, a Lieut. Campbell, of the Middlesex militia, condemned for forgery, on the eve of his exit, sent invitation cards to many of his brother officers..." Lieut. Campbell's compliments to , he requests the pleasure of his company to-morrow morning to take a cup of chocolate, and do him the honour to accompany him to Tyburn, to be
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present at his execution.”
An Inquirer is informed, that there are copies of the Monum ENTUM PAcis, which was described in our Number 151, to be seen at Ackermann's in the Strand. We have had more than one occasion to express our very favourable opinion of the works of Mr. James, whose naval and military elucidations of the occurrences of the late American war, possessed all the merit belonging to productions of their class—patient research, diligent comparison, and sound reasoning on well established facts. It is therefore with pleasure that we observe an announcement, from the same pen, of an entire Naval History of Great Britain, commencing in the year 1793, and brought down to the present period. We have no doubt it will do credit to the author, to our brave sailors, and to the country. IM Prove MENT IN Mon ERN GREECE.— Mr. Theocles Pharmacides, one of the editors of the Greek Mercury, has published a very useful work, containing extracts from most of the ancient Greek authors, and accompanied with very excellent new Greek notes, under the following title: “Elements of the Greek Language, for the use of Greek Schools,” 4 parts, in 12mo. Every volume contains a very convenient vocabulary. A valuable work has just been comleted at the Madras Commercial Press. t is the New Testament, translated from the original Greek into Teloogoo, by Mr. Pritchett, a learned Missionary. It is in two volumes, comprising 888 pages octavo. The Teloogoo types have been principally cast by Mr. Urquhart, of the Commercial Press, by whom the work has been printed, in a manner very creditable to that establishment. Mr. Urquhart, with a laudable zeal, is now actively employed in casting Canarese types for another edition of the work in that language. arimes et Pensées du Prisonnier de Ste. Helene, a MS. found among the papers of Las Cazes, is the title of a forthcoming work, announced a few days ago in Paris.
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METEOROLOGICAI, JOURNAL. prick MBER, 1819.
Thursday, 23–Thermometer from 45 to 52. Baroneter from 29, 46 to 29, 52. Wind W.N.W. 3, and 1. — Morning cloudy, the rest of the day generally clear. Rain fallen, 125 of an inch. Friday, 24 — Thermometer from 28 to 36. Barometer from 29, 56 to 29, 50. Wind S.W. W.-Morning clear; the rest of the day generally misty. Saturday, 25 — Thermometer from 25 to 35. Barometer, from 29, 52 to 29, 6 t. Wind N.N.W. 4, and 2.—Generally clear; clouds passiug. A halo formed at times in the evening. Sunday, 20 — Thermometer from 21 to 32. Barometer from 29, 60 to 29, 70. Wind S.W. and S. l. — Morning clear; the rest of the day foggy and cloudy. Monday, 27–Thermometer from 22 to 23. Barometer from 29, 66, to 29, 67. Wind E. b. S. 4.—Generally clear till the evening, when it became rather hazy, and a fine halo was formed from about 6 o'clock. Tuesday, 28–Thermometer from 25 to 35. Barometer from 29, 67, to 29, 72. Wind N.E. #.—Cloudy; a little snow or sheet fell in the afternoon about 4. Wednesday, 29—Thermometer from 25 to 32. Barometer from 29,74, to 29, 34. Wind N. l.—Morning cloudy, the rest of the day generally clear.
On Monday, the 3d of January, 1820, at hours, 53 minutes, 15 seconds (clock time), the second Satellite of Jupiter will emerge from an eclipse. On Friday, the 7th, at 5 hours, 12 minutes, 23 seconds (clock time), the first Satellite of Jupiter will emerge from an eclipse. Lat. 51.37. 32. N. Lon. 0. 3. 51. W. Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN AD.A.N.I.S.
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