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Wellnesday, May 2d. Rule a IVife, derella," and the “Caravan,” went and Huve a Wife, and Cinderella; off with their usual applaufe. for the Benefit of Mr. Pope. How Wednesday, May 9th. Douglas, much were we disappointed! In vain and The Deril to Pay; for the Bewe looked for the equals of Kemble, nefit of Mrs. Powell, who performed Miss Farren, and poor Palmer, in the part of Young Norral herself. Pope, Mrs. Jordan, and Bannister. This was an arduous attempt; but Pope is in no respect calculated for Mrs. Powell proved herself fully Leon; he wants all that dignity and competent to it: the went through high spirit which ought to manifest her part with great spirit and with itself after his assumption of his real great correctness. In the scene with character. Bannister in the Copper Glenalvon, where he seeks to irritate Captain, and Mrs. Jordan in Ellifa. him by' taunting language, the was nia, icre by no means such as to excellent; and equally fo in the dygratisy our expectations. The Ca- ing scene, which the played with cafago of Donton is a linished piece much feeling and ditcrimination. of acting, and does him great credit. Mrs. Antell, in Matilda, fumetimes

Friday, May 4th. The School for displayed confiderable ability, and Scandal, and the Deserter of Naples; it would be invidious to draw a come før the Benefit of Mr. and Mrs. H. parison between her and Mrs. SidJobnston. There was nothing par- dons. Her voice is hardly Itrong ticular this evening, except that ike enough for the more impaliioned lady and gentleman whose benefit parts; and if the could divest herit was performed the parts of Lady telt of that habit of making faces, of

Teazle and Charles Surface. The staring, &c. the would be more latter character we never thought pleasing. Barrymore was very well a difficult one, or one in which an in Glenalon. actor could display any particular At the end of the play, Mrs.Powell powers: the former requires much, delivered a neat address, written by which Mrs. H. Johnston certainly herselt: we think this custom abdoes not possess, though we must do furd; for such compositions, we well herthe justice tofay, that, in the case know, admit of no variety, and it is and gracefulness of her appearance, merely ringing changes upon the old the was better than Mrs. Jordan, topics of gratitude, esteem, apprewhose increasing rotundity of perfon hention, &c. &c. The well-known greatly disqualifies her for genteel excellence of Mrs. Jordan and Bancomedy. After the play, Mr. H. nister in the afterpiece renders any Johnston delivered a patriotic ad- mention of it unnecessary. dress; the name of which is fuffu TIIE. H A Y MARKET THEATRE cient to convey an idea of its nature. Commenced its summer campaiya

Monday, May 7. Cinderella --The on Tuesday, May 15, with the London Hermit--and the Caravan; Mountaincers, and Lore Laughs at for the Benefit of Mifs De Camp, Locksmiths. Mr. Colman has again whose judgement we cannot much been recruiting among the provin. praise for bringing forward this abo- cials, but we cannot give him much minably ftupid play of O'Keefe's. praise as to his success; for, with Like all his productions, it confitis the exception of Elliston, there is of extravagance, low conceit, and not one whom a fpectator can bean unconnected plot. Mr. Bannister hold with real pleasure that has was tolerably fuccefsful in Young been accuttomed to the performers Pranks, as were Suett and Palmer of the regular theatres. · We bear in Whimmy and Barleycorn; but Mr. that Mr. Bannister is engaged; a De Camp, in Natty Mugs, was truly report which we hope is true, as he disgusting and intolerable. “ Cin- will prove a valuable acceflion to

their corps. A comedy (we believe “ Guilty or not Guilty?" is anfrom the peo of Dibdin) entitled, nounced among the novelties.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

WOMAN.

great reward!

for ever.

TO THE PEN. EARTH'S dirett plagues alight on ALL hail! thou kind foother of num

berless woes, Who yet arraign their parent item; Which, in life's early day, my compaIn Adam, who the love condemn

niou I chose;

Of woman! Wbich, to lite's lateit gasp, I thall cser Oh, for the soul-Seducing eyes!

regard Oh, for the heart's ecitatic lighs!

For its boldeft exertions, the mind's. The magic of the mind, that lies

In woman!

The world, without thec, ftill untaught Avaunt complaint, while charms like

might remain, thele

And the tons of Philosophy labour in Thro' youth's delightful circle please;

vain ! Though tickness prey, or age may leize, Contracted, indeed, without thee, were

On woman.

the fame Scarcely our vernal transports patt,

Attending the hero's and patriot's name. Pleafure's tweet dawn is overcait.

Thy worth, in mankind's individual Those transports why expect to last

1phere,

In woman? Friends, parents, and kindred, are Give but the sex, ondearing taik!

bound to revere; Love's kindling glance, without the For, tho' doom'd e’un thro’ life in our mask,

persons to sever, And feeling heart,-'tis all I ak

The intelligent mind may find comfort

Of woman. While these through Time's tempestuous What is it that softens the parting of day

those Shall kindly beam a gladd’ning ray, In whose bofom the fondett affection An angel on man's dreary way

c'er glows? Seems woman!

What is it the heart-bleeding lover can Earth's direst plagues alight on them

cheer, Who yet arraign their parent item;

When torn from the object to him In Adam, who the love condemn

the most dear? Of woman.

When oceans loud roaring, between Victims of misanthropic woe,

them may roll, Be theirs, in no kind hour to know

And when distant, perhaps, as cach All the dear charitics that flow

globular pole;

From woman. What is it inspires him again and again Around their knees nor children cling, But Hope's welcome prop and preRenew'd in

age

life's blooming fpring; ferver,--the Pen? Nor to their arins, on Love's foft wing, 'Tis a ne'er-ceating fource of amuseHafte woman.

ment and joy; Long on the bed of anguilh laid,

'Tis a bli's, 'ois a treasure, that never The wearied pulie at lait decay’d,

can cloy: There may they mourn the needed

It enlivens a defert, gives vigour to aid

health, Of woman.

And in poverty proves e'en a species of Ah! then, that bitter scene to cheer,

wealth; Be no bright confolation near:

It is, whether flowly or quickly time There never drop the foothing tear

rolls,

Of woman. The indiffolvable tic of congenial fouls. While pilgrim in this vale below,

38, Stafford Place. Hope not unsullied joys to know: Enough, if man's best pleasures flow

Frofu woman!

G. B.

AN EPITAPH,

One by life's charities and hopes unWhich profoljes not to lie.

bleti. STRANGER! if e'er thy pierced Self-exil'd he from all that mortals foul did bend

prize, O'er the cold reliques of some valued Lo! on the couch of agony he lies; friend,

Mid alien-arins refigns his painfal If e'er by thee were shed the grateful breath,

Unlov'd while living, and unmourn'd Of filial fondness on a parent's bier,

in death! Hence-for beneath this turf doth

L sadly rent

tear

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MODERN DISCOVERIES

AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE,

With Notices respecting Men of Letters.

no

Patent to Mr. Wollusion for an Im- cannot, indeed, see the propriety of

provement in Spectacles. making the mariscus the object of a paT'E patentee declares his object to tent; but a thort time will determine

be, to remedy the following defect its merits; for all the opticians will in the common spectacles: that “ lose their trade in spectacles, if Mr. objects apprar distinct through them, tollafton can present the public, tho" but luchas are seen through the center at a very dear rate, his new old f.ec of the glalies, or icarly fo, but are in- tacles. difiinct in proportion to the diftance of Patent to Mr. Sharp, for a Machine to the part of the glass through which they make all Soris of Cards for carding are seen from the center, whether Wool, Colton, &c. Edewards, upwards, or downwards; that The piece of leather is put into a is to tay, that the inutilineuets is great- stretching frame, and by motions every er in proportion as the rays of light part is brought to a given point in the pafling fiom an object to the eye pass center of the machine. On the ma, more obiiquely through the glais.' To chine being put in motion, a pair of remedy this defect, the patentee uses holes is made in the leaf: at the fame the mariscu-, a well brown glass,convex time the proper length of wire is on one tide, and concave on the other; brought forwarri, and seized by its midand he well observes, in the conclution dle, when it is cut and bent into the of the patent, that “the nethods of Nape of a staple; they conducted preparing such glafies, and of propor- through the holes in the leaf where it tioning their curvature to as to give is crookerl, let loose, and forced up them any power of magnifying or di- into its place. The leaf is then thified nilling that may be required, and to a space for the next fiaple, and the few fuit the different lights of long and short- veral movements again take place til fighted perlons, are too well known to the card is tinithed. perlons ikilled in optics to need any Patent to Mr. Hymans, for a Compol description."

tion for having without the Ujë of There cannot be a doubt of the fact, Razor, Soap, or Water. that the mariscus is, and has been for Mix a pint and a half of clear lime a long time, a well known glais to op- water, two ounces of gum arabic, ticians; that its properties are discuit- half an ounce of ilinglass, an eighth of ed in every book of opties; and it is an ounce of roach alum, a quarter of allerted, and we believe it to be the an ounce of powdered turmeric root, fact, that a mariscus has been made an eighth of an ounce of fait of tartar, long beforc Mr. Wollofion thought of and an eighth of an ounce of cream of his patent, and laid abide by opticians, tartar; boil them together for an hour as unfurtable to their purpose. Jt is, at least; clear it through a feve; then of course, a matter of dispute, whe- add two pounds and a half of iron puther Mr. Wollaston has made any dif- mice fione, finely powdered, and with covery at all; and, fecondly, whether the white of two eggs mix the whole it is of any advantage to perfons la- with the hands into a cakć. Divine bouring under a defect of vifion. We the cake into twelve parts, and dry

them for three days in the open air; philosopher, a better {pirit has at last after which put them in an oven of appeared, and that it is now athamned inoderate heat for twenty-four hours, of its former misconduct. The naine when they will be dry, and fit for use. of Priejiley will be added to those of Rub the face gently with them, and Sucrates, R. Bucon, Galileo, and Locke; the beard will be removed.

not to discourage others in their gloThe lots which the Univerüty of rious pursuit, but to thew the world, Cambridge fuitained in the death of that the names of the perfecuted will Mr. Carlyle, is, we are happy to fay, live in future ayes, whilst those of the compensated by the appointinent of a perfecutors meet with deterved ignofuccettor, whom every one looked up ininy even in their litetimes, and after to as a fit person to fill the vacant deail are contigned either to dilgrace chair. Dr. Clarke, Fellow of Jerus or to oblivion. College, is elected Professor of Arabic: Mr. Jones is not content with Dr. he is well known for his travels, and Woltujton's account of the fuperiority the munificent presents which he and of the periscopic over the common his fellow companion, Mr. Crisj, made spectacle glasses; and he obterves, to the Univerlity; and, perhaps, no which is an important point in this two persons that lets England without difpute, that the periscopic glafles any fupport from government, and in which he purchased were to little indebted only to their own efforts, re curvated on one side, that they inight turned so richly laden with literary be taken by an optician for a planofpoils, and works both of nature and convex glais. With respect to the exart. The Univerlity conterred the des tent of distinct letters without distorgree of Matter of Arts on Mr. Criip, tion, it was nearly the fame in the and of Doctor of the Civil Law on Mr. mariscus as in the common glais; but Clarke. The opportun ties which there the coloured letters were nearer to the gentlemen had of exploring the Holy center than in the common glats. It is Land and the Arabian delerts create a afierted, also, that by looking asquint, very great anxiety to see an account of a greater extent of lines was oblerved their travels.

in the maricus, but blended with coWä announced lately the very gene- lour and contution. Dr. Wollujion will, rous act of foine individuals to Dr. of course, make his remarks on Mr. Priejiley, by which they hoped to le- Jones's letter; and we presume that cure to him a handiome income for the the conteit will be referred to some remainder of his life. The delign was eininent mathematicians and opticians, scarcely accomplithed, when news ar that the public may not be imposed on, rived of the death of this excellent on the one hand, or t'iat the patentee man; and every one lamented that he may have the merit and protit, if he is did not know, thit, notwithland ng fo entitled to it, which deiervedly rethe abominable treatment he diad re sult from a discovery. ceived from some of iniis countrymen, Dr. Olbers is said to have discovered - there were others who entertained a anot'ier planet, which is far beyond

due sente of his merits. His death has the limits of the planetary system, even thewn that the number of bis friends is as they have been lately extended by by no means incouiderable. Fu eral his countryman Hicrjohell. It is three fermons have been preached to crowd- times the size of Jupiter, and upwards ed audiences in var.ous parts of Eny of three thousand millions of miles froia land; fome of them, among which the fun. This new planet travels allo those of Dr. Toulmin, dr. Bojhum, and far ont of the zodiac, the inclination of Alr. Edwards, are the molt ditinguiiie iis orbit being thirty degrees. We ed, have been publiked. At birming wait for farther information before we hain, the congregation to which he give credit to this announced discovery. had once been the clergyınan pad Dr. Letijom is very laudably emthat respect to luis menory, that the ployed in enquiring into the tiate of pulpit was covered with back, and the prisons of this kingdom. Mr. Nield every person appeared in mourning, has communicated to him several very which they agreed to wear for two extraordinary, and what would appear in munths. It is pleating to reflect, that a civilied country to be most incredi

in the town, which, a few years ago ble, circumstances, At Caernarfon he had to disgraced itself, as to burn the fuund women in irons, and a lunatie books, laboratory, and papers of a confined with a felon. At Dolgelly, a

poor man, upwards of eightv, who had The works of Guftavus III are now been contined nearly nineteen years in the press at Stockholm : the first for a debt of twenty-seven pounds part is printed. five fhillings and sixpence. At Pen Mr. Beatson bas added three vozance, the prilon is most wretched : at lumes to his Naval and Military Mcthe back yard of a public house, twelve moirs of Great Britain, which now feet iquare and fix feet high, with a', come down to the year 1783. neceflary in one corner, the floor cs The subject for the prize of four huntremely damp, and pared with stones, dred forins, annually given by the like the middle of the street; without Teylerian Theological Society, is the a fireplace, lighied by a small iron following question :-What iuccess have grated window without glass. In this the millious for the propagation of the place a farmer was contined froin the true Christian religion had during the 23d of March, 1803, to the Víay fol two last centuries; and what fucceis lowing, for a debt of ahout twenty may be expected in this refpect from pounds. The making known of these the active exertions of the present mil and fimilar circumliances will shame fiouary focieties? The essays, written the inhabitants of the places where in either Dutch, Latin, French, or they are pracuted, and lead to the re Englith, must be lent to Haerlem betooval of the evil.

fore the 1st of December, 1804: the Mr. J. Prutt propofes to publish by decilion will be made known in the fubfcription the works of Bishop llall, beginning of April 1805. with a new lite, and complete index to The subjects for the Bachelors' the whole, in ten volumes, 8vo; cach Prizes, to be distributed at the comvolume to be delivered monthly, in mencement, at Cambridge, are, for boards, price three halt crowns. the Senior Bachelors, Quid commodi

A new edition of Giraldus Cam aut incommodi é republicà hominum breníis is under the infpection of Sir nigrorum live coloratorum inter acer K. Hoare, enriched by fome highly dentales infulas nuper conftitnta deritwined engravings by Mr. Byrne. vari queat?----The Middle Bachelors,

The Arabic original of the work Quibus inodis et gradibus civitates jain translated by Renaudot into French in fiorentes paulatim labare inclinare et 1718, and whole exiflence has been occidere foleant? doubtedl, will soon be given to the pub Sir Richard Worley's magnificent lic by Mr. Lungles.

work Museum Wortleyanum is expectTie Decade Philosophique recom ed foon to make its appearance, at an mends the fun-lower as a profitable expence to himself of between twenty plant in agriculture: the leaves for and thirty thousand pounds. cattle, the flowers for bees, the seeds Dr. Kurrington has now in the for theen, pigs, and poultry.

prefs, and will be ready in June or JuThe attention now pail in England jy, a complete overthrow of the French and France to pluilstophical pursuits Theory of Chemistry; proving, upos has excited a degree of emulation even the most clear and satisfactory eviin Spain; and we hear that at Van dence, its uoltable principles, so that drid, in fplie of the Inquisition, a jour- the greatest Iceptics must be connal has made its appearance, whose vince objects are physical and mathematical, Mr, Jions converts almost the whole fcience, matural litory, agriculture, of any quantity of alkohol into ether, medicine,polite literature, and the arts. by nuxing three parts of that liquid with

FRANCIS and Pierre Piruneji are one part of sulphuric acid, and lubm.tpreparing for the press the antiquities ting the whole to dittillation. of Magna Grecia, left by their rather: Among the proofs of the flourishing The work will be contained in fix yo situation of the United States of Amlumes, the fubject of ihe firit being the rica, may be mentioned the list of their city of Pompeia.

poft offices, published by Mr. Granger, Mr. Belluvuis, the naturalist, who the potimaster-general; according to accompanied Captain Landolphe on whole account they amount to nearly his voyage to Africa, in the year 1786, thirteen hundred. has put into the press an account of MR. Reinhard, of Strasburgh, Prints Benin, from which is expected much musical notes with solid types; for which intorniation on the political, moral, he has obtained a patent. and geographical date of that kingdom.

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