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On her leaving Hagley, in Worcestershire.

Such are the fleeting pleasures of our race,

They're scarce enjoy'd ere doom'd to bid farewell ; Scare have we learn'd to welcome some kind face,

To hail the smile, to bless the magic spell, That binds in sweet unison the kindred heart,

(Unknown its movements, and unseen the tie) Ere we must mourn, that friendship must depart,

And weep the bliss that only breath'd to die.
Oh! I had learn'd to welcome the soft hour

That led thy footsteps to our calm retreat ;
To feel thy influence to exert the power

To please, and win that smile so mild and sweet.
That smile was balsam to a heart like mine

It spoke the ardour of a gen'rous soul :
Few are the female breasts so free as thine

From malice, pride, and scorn's unblest control.
Not all the gifts that fortune's hand may show'r,

Can raise to generous warmth the little mind;
Nor guard the fair from envy's baleful pow'r,

Less nature gives like thine a soul refin'd.
From base alloy unmix'd with sordid ore,

That oft-times mingles with the fairest clay,
Thine is the tested gold, so prized of yore,

Bright as the radiant gleam of early day.
But oh, farewell !-aceept this humble meed-

This tribute to thy worth and virtues due ;
The noble warmth of thy own heart will plead

A kind excuse for this—this fond adieu !
Shouldst thou, far, far from this sequester'd vale,

'Mongst courtly dames in rank and splendour dwell, Forget not those who lov'd thy steps to bail,

And bade, reluctantly, a sad farewell.
And oft as Eve her purple curtains close,

has lulled to rest the parting day,
One strain shall aye upon her breast repose,

Devote to thee fond memory's partial lay.

June 27, 1822.


When fate in angry mood has frown'd,
And gathered all her storms around,

The sturdy Romans cry,
The great who'd be releas'd from pain,
Falls on his sword, or ope's a vein,

And bravely dares to die.
But know, beneath life's heavy load,
In sharp affliction's thorny road,

'Midst thousand ills that grieve, When dangers threaten-cares infestWhen friends forsake and foes molest,

'Tis braver far to live.


Ye enigmatic sirs, each strive to tell
My name, and whence I came, and where I dwell;
From beasts and trees I sprung, and I, of late,
Have sent assistance to support the state.
I am of universal use, you'll own,
Being caress’d in country and in town;
My splendid shew does ev'ry one delight,
Tho' guilty lovers always shun my sight.
My life is short, I scarcely live a day,
But, at the last, I dwindle quite away ;
And, at my exit, when of life bereft,
Nothing to mourn my funeral is left.
Some folks will say that it can hardly be,
And yet I represent the trinity.
Take one hint more (and then I'll bid adieu)
Ladies, at bed-time, I shall wait on you.

EPIGRAM, On a young fortune-hunter who married an old widow. I care not a pin for what any one says, But I'm sure that this marriage has shortened my days! So Richard declared, and was not in the wrong, Tho' still 'twas a matter as broad as 'twas long, For it shorten'd his days—but to set all to rights It lengthen'd, confoundedly lengthen'd his nights.


I thought this heart consuming lay

On Cupid's burning shrine :
I thought he stole thy heart away

And plac'd it near to mine.
I saw thy heart begin to melt,

Like ice before the sun ;
Till both a glow congenial felt,

And melted into one.


Tom prais'd his friend, who chang’d his mind
For binding fast himself and Kate

In union divine
“ Wedlock's the end of life," he cried.
Too true, alas ! said Jack, and sigh'd,

'Twill be the end of mine !"

MARRIAGES.-On Thursday, the 29th ult. Mr. Lloyd, of the Ship in Distress, to Mrs. Fairs, of the Richmond Arms, both of this town.

-On the 18th ult. at Speldhurst, Mr. Jonn Goldsmith, aged 64, to Mary-Anne Ashdown, aged 72, both of Queen's-court, Quarry-hill, near Tunbridge. The marriage of this youthful couple excited great notice in the vicinity.-On Friday se'nnight, Mr. Richard Marren, Chemist, to Miss E. Terry, both of Lewes.-On the 31st ult. at Maidstone, Thomas Scardefield, esq. of Littlington, to Jane, daughter of Mr. Robinson, formerly of Arundel.

Deaths. On the 10th ult. in child-bed, aged 23, Mrs. D. Hallett, of Rotherfield. On the 26th ult. in this town, W. Campbell, esq. of Lewes, aged 25.—On the 30th ult. Mrs. Dulany, of the Grand-parade, aged 98.-Last week, at Arundel, Mrs. Broad, aged 96.-On the 27th ult. in this town, Mrs. Harriet Blanchard, aged 77.-On the 27th ult. at Worthing, captain Douglas Miller.-On the 28th ult. Robert, son of Mr. Wright, of the colonnade library, in this town, aged four years.—On the 26th ult. at Littlehampton, Mr. Edward Streeter, aged 35.

Z is not forgotten ; several communications have been received.


Honour and worth from no conditions rise;

Act well your part, there all the honour lies."

No. 12. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1822. Vol. I.

EPITOME OF BRIGHTON—continued from page 402.

THE THEATRE.-In such a The latter stipulation was corplace as Brighton, it is essential rectly introduced into the coveto the common interests of the nants of the lease, but not so the town, that there should be a former, nét profits being there suficient number of buildings ap- stipulated instead of net receipts ; propriated for public amuse- the issue of this was, that Mr. ments; to these particulars, Paine was called on to defray the therefore, the inhabitants have expences of his first benefit night, not been inattentive; until with- contrary to what had previously in the last forty years, how- been understood, and orally ever, there was no other temple agreed upon, between him and dedicated to Thalia and Melpo- Mr. Fox. mene, than a barn ; the first This circumstance had nearly theatre was built by the late Mr. given rise to an unpleasant litigaRoger Johnstone, formerly the tion between the parties, in property-man at Covent-garden which Mr. Paine, in all proTheatre, who, having continued bability, would have been the sufit for three years only, it was ferer, for the want of a document then leased to the late Mr. Fox, to establish the propriety of his of Covent Garden Theatre also, claim; but such a mortification in 1777, for the term of fifteen and injury he preserved himyears, at the annual rent of sixty self from, by having recourse to guineas.

the following expedient : It was understood, however, The right of gratuitous admisbetween the lessor and the les- sions to the theatre, to himself see, that the former, in addition, and family, as above specified, was to have the net receipts of the was undisputed ; and as no place house on one night, to be called in the house was stipulated for, his benefit night, clear of all as the only part they should be expences, in every succeeding permitted to enter in their visits, year ; and that his family should he determined to avail himself of be free of the theatre, or possess his privilege to the full extent the right of witnessing the per- of its bearing. He, therefore, formances there, at all times, collected his family together, and without being liable to any with them entered the theatre a charge 'as the consequence of succession of nights, resolutely their visits.

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boxes, to the exclusion of other which, the only compensation and more profitable applicants. ever received, fell short of one

The manager, thus opposed, hundred and twenty pounds or and law and equity pronouned by guineas. the public, as both in favour of On the death of Mr. Fox, the Mr. Paine, consented to ratify Duke-street Theatre was purhis first agreement, and the chased by H. Cobb, esq. of Clesystem of warfare adopted to ment's Inn, who built the present harass and punish him, ceased. house in the New-road, in 1807,

Before the expiration of the and removed the licence thereto, fifteen years' lease, the house was having first satisfied the ground found inadequate to the accom- landlord in respect to the meamodation of the increased popula

One moiety of the theatre tion of the town, and a new one has since been sold to sir Thowas erected in Duke-street.

mas Clarges, bart. The license for the theatre The audience part of this house here, is yearly obtained from the is remarkably handsome, and magistrates at the quarter ses- furnished with two tiers of boxes sions at Lewes. And Mr. Fox, and a gallery. On the exterior on finishing the house in Duke- of the edifice, a well-constructed street, applied for the removal colonnade is found very serviceof the licence to that place, and able, and which runs along the which was granted, no opposition whole front of the structure, being offered to the measure by The prices of admission are, Mr. Paine.

boxes, five shillings, pit, two The latter, however, discover- shillings and sixpence, and galed the error of his non-resistance lery, one shilling-second price, before the next application for boxes, three shillings and sixthe licence became requisite, pence, pit, one shilling and sixwhen his opposition to it was pence, and gallery, sixpence. a matter of course : but which The nights of performance are proved ineffectual from delay, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and the licence was granted to and Saturdays, or more often, and the same house, on which, with- these nights were selected at the out. opposition, it had been be- first opening of the theatre, in stowed the year before.

North-street, in consequence of The family of Paine were, the subscription balls being held therefore, pecuniary sufferers of at the Castle and Old Ship, on several hundred pounds per Mondays, and Thursdays. annum by this event; and for

(To be continued.)

CHARLES THE FIRST-continued from page 405.

In the mean time, the queen that the earl of Essex, with his being with child, began to draw forces, had some aim on Oxford, near the time of her delivery. as the seat royal of the kingAnd it was generally believed the residence of his court and

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