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yards from the former. On this other stand is fixed a have little doubt that an express might be sent from
musical tablet, corresponding with that below. The con- Liverpool to London, and vice versa, in a minute, or, [Comprehending Notices of new Discoveries or Improve nection between the two music books, is made by means perhaps, less. It would be necessary to have good chro
neats in Science or Art ; including, occasionally, sin: of 24 stationary wires, being the number of the tunes in nometers, in order that the parties might be on the look losophical, Botanical, Meteorological, and Mineralogical each book. The musicians are directed to keep their eyes out at the precise time, or nearly so. The communication Phenomena, or singular Facts in Natural History : fixed upon the tablet in the orchestre, until, at Mr. on this plan would be letter by letter. The person send
egetation, &c.; Antiquities, &c.; List of Patents ;– Charles's command, an electrical shock passes from the ing the message would merely have to touch the metallic to be continued in a series through the Volume. 1 lower to the upper music book, illuminating the tune letters in succession with the electric fluid ; which would
which had been secretly selected. The musicians, at this instantly pass along the wire to the other extremity, where BEAUTIFUL ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENT, AND NEW TE
LEGRAPH, CONVEYING A MESSAGE FROM LIVERPOOL strange signal, forthwith proceed to play this illuminated it would illuminate the corresponding letter. The comTO LONDON, IN ONE MINUTE OR LESS. air, to the great astonishment of the audience.
munication would thus be made as fast as the operator
There can be no doubt that most rapid telegraphs might could impart the shock. Amongst the numerous, pleasing, and ingenious philo- be constructed on this principle; especially to convey in. mshical recreations, exhibited by Mr. Charles, at the telligence in the night. We will imagine a case which is PRETENDED FOSSIL MAN AND HORSE. Theatre of Magic, is the following beautiful electrical ex. perfectly practicable ; although the trouble and expense our neighbours.-- An attempt has been made to impose on
Last year we had our mermaid : it is now the turn of Ieriment :-Mr. Charles presents to any of the company as attending the project would outbalance all its advantages. the public
credulity at Paris, by the exhibition of the prelasical tablet, containing 24 popular tunes; any lady or If by means of pipes under ground a communication were tended fossil remains of an ante-diluvian man and horse. eastleman then privately selects one tune, which is formed between Liverpool and London, and thoughout M. Barruel, one of the dupes by whom it was at first sancBarked with a silver bodkin. The book or tablet is the length of this tube, twenty-four metal wires stretched, tioned, now keeps silence, and neither defends nor disaSosed, without having been seen by Mr. Charles. It is supported at intervals by non-conducting
substances; one questions arising from the inspection of these stony masses, hen placed near the stage on a music stand, which com- of each of the wires communicating with a letter of in a pamphlet, intitled “ Notice géologique sur le pretendu Eunicates with another stand stationed in the orchestre the alphabet, formed of metal, stationed at each extre. fossile humain, trouvé près de Moret, au lieu dit le Longbore, at the very extremity of the room, at least thirty i mity: if this were done, and it is quite practicable, wel Rocher (Seine et Marne.”)
TO THE EDITOR
TO THE EDITOR.
Literature, Criticisin, &c. tion ; whereas the other (Moore's) bears all the spirit of to tell
, during composition, whether such and such phrase an original. Again :
are his own, or whether he may have seen them some PLAYFAIR, v. MOORE.
where? Can any memory be so retentive? But admi " Love shall serve my goblet round."
that every word, phrase, or even line in Lord Byron i
borrowed, what then? The very great portion of hi SIR, I generally read your Kaleidoscope, and in the
“ Young Love shall be my goblet boy."
merit still remains : for it is the marvellous manner in last number but one (dated Sept. 28) I observed your just Once more you remark a general similarity; but how which they are strung together, so as to produce the intense remarks upon an attempt now making by one styling him-spirited and poet-like is the condensation of " serve my effect they do, which constitutes the noble band's chief self Playfair, to prove Mr. Moore (in his version of Ana- goblet round" into " be my goblet boy!" as in another excellence. So, in due degree, will Moore creon) a plagiarist. If there are not more “damning instance, “ arms but those of eyes,” into “ army of the
The unmanly, malicious, and silly attempt to affis proofs” against him, than the instances adduced by you eyes.”. If Moore may be said to have borrowed from plagiarism to Lord Byron, died away amid the scorn and in that publication, I should prophecy that the poet's as. Ogle, the brilliancy of touch, which he gives to these pas- derision of all unprejudiced minds; and the same fate wil sailants will meet with no very great success. This pam- sages (quite his own) in my opinion excuses him : Ogle's attend on the present attempt to lower Moore; at least 1 phlet, it seems, is dedicated to the Editor of the Edinburgh are more or less dull.
think só. It wont do, Mr. Editor; it is too late to atlet Review. Had Moore been essentially a plagiarist in any
Dismissing the passages the most akin to plagiarism, 1 to tear the bays from the brow of honest Tommy.--I an one of his productions, would not those hawk-eyed re- will select one or two others of a different degree, and Sir, your obedient servant, viewers have discovered it long since ?
examine how far in them the similarity which occurs Camden-street, October 6, 1824. But to proceed, how is it possible for two or more per could possibly be avoided. sons sitting down to translate the same work, each with
LEARNED QUOTATIONS. an intention to give a faithful version, to avoid occasionally
" Winged serpent, let me see,
That the rustics name a bee." using, in the same place, the same words, phrases, ex
SIR,-A writer in the Kaleidoscope having lately sen pressions, and even now and then to have the run of a
“ A bee it was, for once, I know, whole line assimilating? To render the original cor
you a paper against “ learned quotations," and having, is I heard a rustic call it so."
a manner, thrown down the gauntlet to any combatant, by rectly, you not unfrequently have no choice left; you Cupid is telling Venus that he has been stung by a bee; his decided condemnation of them, that he may notre must use certain words in your version, both singly, and he knows it to be a bee, for he had heard it once so called tire without opposition, I now venture to transmit you a where phrases occur, and at times are confined to the by a rustic, or country-fellow. Now, how is it possible for few plain words in favour of quotations. particular rendering of whole lines. It is the spirit which translators to be therein dissimilar? Can you omit the is infused into the translation which constitutes its chief bee, the reason why Cupid knows it to be such, vecause that the Editor of a London magazine had rejected cera
Your correspondent ushers in his subject by telling is beauty and merit. These I offer as general remarks. he had heard a rustic call the little animal so? Yet, in tain literary pieces on account of quotations in them firem will now select some of the parallels of Ogle and Moore, the above lines, there is no similarity whatever in the the dead languages." It appears to me, that if these qua taking first those which savour most of plagiarism. I may modes of expression ; the lines have no affinity save in tations were in a language well known, such as the Latit
, first mention that I have by me a translation of Anacreon, the main sense; and, I would ask, can this be avoided in that the editor's rejection of them, far from arguing by Doctor Girdlestone, who wrote after Moore.
a fairly faithful translation ? Moore's couplet appears to against learned quotations, merely argues a fant of me
me in garb as much superior as possible to Ogle's; an derate and liberal education in his readers.
But why should the habit of quoting be termed "Gothie opposed to the stiffness of his predecessor's version. Gir- and barbarous p" Some of the best English writers bare “ Tell me, why, my pretty dove." Now certainly Moore's line would appear to be a copy of dleston gives us the couplet thus :
said, that the person who can apply the ideas and thoughts
“ Wing'd a little serpent vile, Ogle's. But let us consider, Anacreon, whose prime cha
of another with point, often merits more this the ead
" racteristic is simplicity,
is addressing the dove. Is not the Why not, Mr. Editor, attack the Doctor for plagiarism ? lively wit; because the former act requires judgment on most natural mode of rendering the happy bard, to apply his couplet savours much of Ogle; and in the course of taste, whilst fushes of' wit are mostly involuntary. But the equally familiar and similar terms of your own lan- his translation many of Girdlestone's phrases are very siare quotations to be called “Gothic and barbarous" ber guage? But you are therein forestalled; a prior transla: milar to Moore's, and, occasionally, lines run the same; come with much more force from the tongue of a Roma
cause they are written in a dead language? This would tor has used them: yet wherefore be fdebarred appropri. ating them, if they appear to you the most eligible ? What yet this elegant translator saw his work go through two or against the English language, than from an Englishman is there so exclusively new in the phrase “ Tell me,” that Moore or others to blast his well-earned reputation.— lish, compared to a poem in Latin, as a palace built of brick
three editions undisturbed by any attempt on the part of against the Latin. Addison considered a poem in Las I am to be prohibited using it, because one preceding me
Again : has fixed upon it? But then, there's the “ pretty dove."
to another of marble. I do not, however, mean to speak What of that? Girdlestone has it “ lovely dove," and
"And now," said he, "my friend, I know lightly of my native language, but I think a quotatis you must have either “pretty,” “lovely,” “ beautiful,”
Safe is my dartsafe is my bow."
from a classic Roman author is, when well applied, or some similar epithet ; and “pretty,” in all probability,
embellishment to any English writer. It is as the disa would strike two skilful first-rate translators, who were
“Fare thee well--for now I know
mond in a crown of pure gold, imparting brillianer unknown to each other, as the most appropriate word. As in the preceding couplet, eo in these, there is no simi- beautiful is that quotation by Addison, when speaking a
The rain has not relax'd my bow."
the rich metal which supports it. How happy and bow The “ dove” you cannot possibly omit. But the run of the line assimilates, Moore's accusers may say. Well, larity in the terms of the language. They are arrayed the general destruction of the ancient authors, and be grant it; what then ? Why, he has seen and copied Ogle
? quite differently. The rhyme, to be sure, of both jingles few that still float on the ocean of time! Well, and what does this copying amount to, Mr. Editor ? on the same words !--what of that? Then for the sense
Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto.”—PIRELL Why, that Moore thinking no better phraseology and flow Cupid having successfully sped a dart (or arrow) into the
One here and there floats on the vast abyss. of line could be adopted, has abided by the version of Ogle, bosom of his host, says, "Oh,
now I see my bow is uninjured or, to come nearer our own times, the expressive path giving, however (which is a very material circumstances, by the rain--good bye.” How can translators omit or tion by Lord Byron, when mentioning, in a postazione his own, and a far more easy and elegant inflection
to the pervert this
Ogle a well
known satire, the rage and resentment of the Bio iéterrogation, by substituting the word “why” for “ pray." has lugged in, a dart, which has no business there : more. burgh Reviewers: “ Tell me, pray,” is formal, quite unlike the simplicity of over, "safe", as applied to "bow,” is quite inappropri
“ Tantæne animis celestibus træ. VIRGIL
"Safe” means "secure from danger;" whereas Byron, I think, could not have written any thing of the Teian, and more becoming a dandyish fellow dressed out in full fig for the drawing-room ; whereas, Moore's Cupid merely says his bowstring is no worse for the rain, own that would convey his satire with so much expression “ Tell me, why,” renders the question at once easy and or, as Moore gives it with Anacreontic elegance and sim- and force. But,
I suppose, because two thousand your plicity, “The rain has not relax'd my bow." natural. Again:
or more have elapsed since " Homer swept the lyre, But I am trespassing, Sir, on your colum.is, your time, Virgil sung,” it is now become Gothic or barbarouk “ Straight to Venus, running, flying."
and your patience. A few words more and I have done. quote them; and because written in Latin,
An attempt, somewhat similar to the present, was made “ An epic scarce ten centuries could claim, “ To Venus quick be runs, he flies."
some time ago to run down Lord Byron as a plagiarist. While awe-struck nations baild the magic name, To these lines the same remarks may apply as to the Lord Byron à plagiarist! Oh, rare! Oh, rare one of must now be completely concealed from the gaze of the föregoing=there is great similarity; but what effeci is the most original writers that ever lived. And how, for common people, and be read only by pedantic studena given by Moore's insertion of the word “quick?” Cupid sooth, was this to be accomplished ? By adducing a long and profound linguists. runs with all his speed to Venus, nay " Aies !” whereas list of others' phrases, and of a few whole lines which were Ogle tamely says , running, flying.” You might see to be found scattered in his Lordship's
works. Now, how that they might be tolerated from such elegant scholars
But those who disapprove of learned quotations grase from the dull formality of the one that it was a transla- is it possible for an author of extensive reading to be able the authors of the Rambler and Spectator, though from
Must love one another as cousins in blood :
eginners, mere tyros, it is insufferable. To me it appears
LEARNING. site tyro, who well applies a learned quotation, has as
(From the French of De Jouy.) Each right to quote, and deserves as much praise for it,
I know a man who has written a large volume of com" Housekeeping and husbandry, if it be good,
ments on the 24th Ode of Anacreon (which consists only of Addison bimself. For “argument," says Dr. Johnson,
The wife, too, must husband as well as the man,
four verses) in order to prove to those who do not underis like an arrow shot from a cross-bow, of the same force
Or farewel thy husbandry, do what thou can."
stand Greek, that he himself is a great proficient in that Saben shot by a child."
language. This commentary is quite a masterpiece in its Apother argument assumed by your correspondent
way; and the author shows himself a very learned njan : 58 a very high position, when it affirms, that a writer is In copying the following article from the Examiner, we it is a great pity that he should be so deficient in common much bound to avoid using any language that would disclaim any participation whatever in the sweeping conunintelligible to any one of his readers, as the polite demnation of the whole body of the master bakers, on the
Matrimonial Lottery. A recent traveller in the United serdeman is bound to speak in a language understood by testimony of a man who, by his own confession, has been a States gives an account of a matrimonial lottery, which
31 bis company : even granting this, still the knowledge ready instrument in promoting a villanous system, which was formed there with beneficial effects. At a wedding the Latin is now so generally diffused, that if a person he now denounces, from what motive we are not informed. in South Carolina, a young lawyer moved, " That one canot understand it himself, he may have recourse to - Edits. Kal.
man in the company should be selected as president; that Come kind friend. The fair sex, of course, would be * An astounding exposure of the poisonous and frauda- this president should be duly sworn to keep entirely secret Sliged to do this ; but the reader of such a paper as the lent cantrivances of the mealmen and bakers
, has just an: in his official department
that night ; that each unmarried aleidoscope might always, I think, meet with such a friend. Two parties are thus pleased: the scholar reads of London. The author, James Maton, is himself a jour- of raper, and under it place the name of the person they
Tricks of Bakers Unm.asked ; a letter to the Lord Mayor gentleman and lady should write his or her name on a piece zie quotation in its native beauty, and the fair lady requests neyman baker; the story of the various employments he wish to marry; then hand it to the president for inspeeche sebolar to translate it for her.
has filled, is in fact one continued history of atrocious tion; and if any gentleman and lady had reciprocally But again: “ The Greeks never quoted, and the Romans frauds. During his whcle career, he met with one honest chosen cach other, the president was to inform each of the bly quoted Greek to their friends ; they were not so fool less in the various secrets of the trade-making bread with choice, kept entirely secret”. After the appointment of
master; all t'ne others whom he served dabbled more or result; and those who had not been reciprocal in their sh as to make their quotations in public.” 1 grant it. inferior or damaged corn, with a scandalous portion of the president, communications were accordingly handed Greece had the meanness to steal from the East her morals potatoes., alum, composition-yeast, sea-water, &c.-robbing up to the chair, and it was found twelve young gentlemen ad her philosophy, and then to brand her as barbarian.* all babed meats at the rate (usually) of two ounces in the and ladies bad made reciprocal choices; and the traveller
states that eleven of the twelve matches were solemnized. But had the Romans or Greeks possessed the means of pow.d- burying dead men' (i. e.) charging loaves never publishing a Spectator or a Kaleidoscope, we know not deception of the private tradesman is a trifling matter comdelivered) at the houses of the rich or the careless. But the
Female Heroism.-Juana Maria Pola, of Santa Fé de THEY also might have quoted.
pared to the wholesale villany of the army-contract baker. Bogota, was a woman whose husband, and brothers, and After all, I am not so fond of looking down the stream Maton was employed a good deal in the contracting esta- sons, were deeply engaged in the patriot cause. When to refuse also to look up; but when I see a person who blishments which supplied French prisoners of war and Santa Fé was taken from the royalists, after the barracks seus refuses to look down the stream, who thus rejects the tem of under-Jeting and re-letting the contracts,
by which paused to collect numbers sufficient to attack the artillery: sedients
, an old anecdote always occurs to my recolle ction. the person who actually supplied the bread did it at a price and then was that interval when the boldest held his "An Irishman in company happening to make 'what be that would have ruined him, unless he had used the foul- breath for a time.” Juana Maria found her sons among thought a very bright remark, a gentleman stopped his est wholesale adulterations!' The consequence was, that the troops who were awaiting the rest. “What do you do self-gratulation by observing, that he had read the same the soldiers were incessantly complaining, and the liospitals here?” said she."expect, each moment, to fight for
La Patria." “ Kneel down, then, and take a mother's Slought twenty years before in one of the ancients.” James Maton denounced this wickedness to the military blessing.
We women will go and
receive the first fire ; “Do these ancients,' excļaimed the 'Irishman, “they authorities: some inquiry was made ; the truth of his alle and, over our bodies you shall march and take yonder are always robbing us of our original idegs.””
gations was established; yet so extensive was the corrup. cannon, and save your country." She blessed her sons, October 14, 1824.
Y. Z. tion, that nothing efficient was done, and Maton was got and rushed on with the foremost, and the day was theirs. Dr. Cauyer's Lecture on Ethics, Kaleidoscope, No. 196.
rid of by being sent out to Malta as army-baker. There From that day she held a captain's pay and rank. But he was inconveniently strict in his inspection, and the local the royalists retook Santa Fé, and Juana Maria Pola was authorities (Maitland was then governor) very speedily re
one of their first victims. She was led to the market. place The Beauties of Chess. shipped him to Erciand,
where he was left to get his bread and shot. Mrs. Graham's Journal of a Residence in Chile.
as well as he could, in the teeth of a combination of mas. a Ludimus ef giem belli"............. VIDA. ter-bakers as ainst him. The pamphlet is illiterate, but
A lady of high fashion having once given out that she written with good sense and apparent simplicity, and con- wanted a female attendant, one of a very promising apSOLUTION TO GAME XV.
tains a mass of very curious matter. We happen to know pearance presented herself. Being asked whether she un. White.
-as the early readers of The Examiner may remember - derstood combing the hair and arranging the head-dress, 1 Castle ...C-8+ 1 King.
So'nething of the poisonous stuff which common soldiers the new candidate replied, that was precisely what she 2 Kaight
D-6+ 2 King. A-6 were compelled to eat by a system of collusive jobbing; principally excelled in, as she only required five minutes Castle ....A–5+ 3 Pawo ..A
and therefore James Maton's particulars, however fright to comb and arrange the largest head of hair. “You Castle ....C-6+MATE.
ful, seem to us quite consistent with probability.-Nor do may go," said the lady, heaving a deep sigh; “what!
we see reason to doubt the details he gives of the frauds comb a lady's hair in five minutes; and pray how am I to [no. xvi.]
and adulterations of common bakers; which indeed is a pass the rest of my morning ?"
examination and trouble. We do hope the time is coming, A Baker's Way of Growing a Shoulder of Mutton. White to give checkmate in THVEE moves.
when the public will think it worth while to guard against Mr. Crust first buys the smallest shoulder of mutton
the cheating and unwholesome adulterations of an article which he can find; perhaps it may weigh about four Black.
which most people put into their stomachs at least three pounds. When his Sunday's dishes come in, (which, if times a-day.'
he be in any thing of a trade, will be pretty numerous,)
he changes this four pound-shoulder of mutton for a five8 9 Ο 3 4 5 Η
pounder; then he removes the five-pound shoulder to the Miscellanies.
place of a six ; then substitutes a seven, and so on to eight, nine, and ten! Thus he makes a clear gain of six
pounds of mutton, and changes his four pounds of carrion ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS, BY A CORRESPONDENT. for prime meat! Puddings are done differently. The
THE SWISS HORNS.
It used to be the custom among the herdsmen of Swit. Interesting Experiment. The following discovery has zerland to watch the setting of the sun.. When he had been announced at Munich :--Lieutenant Hebenstreit has already left the valleys, and was only visible on the top of invented a process by which he makes a species of caterthe snow-capt mountains, 'the inhabitant of the cottage, pillar spin a kind of wadding, which is of a fine white which was in the most elevated situation, seized his horn, colour, and water.proof. He made a balloon of this stuff, and, using it like a speaking-trumpet, he turned towards and raised it by means of a chafing dish with spirits of his next neighbours, and called out "Praise ye the Lord!" wine, in the large warehouse where he keeps his caterThe neighbours imitated him in their turn, and thus the pillars at work. He makes them trace ciphers and figures words were repeated from Alp to Alp, and the name of in the wadding. He accomplishes this by moistening outthe Lord was proclaimed and re-echoed for a whole quar- lines of figures or letters with spirits of wine. The caterter of an hour. A deep and solemn silence then ensued, pillars avoid these tracings, and spin their web around until the last trace of the splendid luminary had entirely them. Thus any fine figure which has been drawn is redisappeared, when the first herdsman said again, “Good presented in the stuff. A piece of wadding, seven feet night,” which was repeated, as before, from all the rocky square, perfectly pure, and as brilliant as taffeta, was walls of hill and 'dale, until every one had withdrawn to made by about fifty caterpillars, between the 5th and 26th his resting-place.
TO THE EDITOR.
MR. PARIS'S SALOON, AUTHOR OF THE MAN OF FEELING. he to array himself in more mystery, talk gibberish in lieu
HARDNAN-STREET, RODNEY-STREET. of common sense, invoke the aid of dark spirits and grey, THIS EVENINGITUSESDAY) October 19, ! SIR, -As one of your correspondents lately expressed a as all his predecessors have done, he would excite more as- repeated for the last time.
Admission, 38. wish that a biographical sketch of the late Mr. M.Kenzie, tonishment, as well, probably, as increase his emolument. author of the Man of Feeling, should have a place in the Mr. Charles is too honest, we fear, evet to become weal 10, Clarence street. The Doors to be open al server persona Kaleidoscope, I take this opportunity of informing him but we question whether or not it will greatly enrich thy'; his simplicity may and does fascinate an audience, Readings commence at Half-past Seven o'clock precisely.
NEW QUADRILLES. that that gentleman is still in the land of the living. Mr. himself.
Just published, by G. Thomson, 90, Bold-street, and to Putnam,* the lecturer on elocution, who is now in Liver. Mr. Macready has quitted us in sullen majesty, displeased
had at all the principal Music Shops, pool, lately informed me that he had recently seen him; with the management, the public, and severy body, save
dicated with permission to H. MOLLEYO, Esq.
, himself. The managers have excited his most puissant and I have now before me the report of the proceedings at ire, because, forsooth, they had too much sense, and were zontal grand, Cabinet, Cottage Cabinet, and Square Pia
G. T. has always on Sale an extensive Assortment of H4 the opening of the New Academy in Edinburgh, which too independent to submit to the insolent dictation of this Fortes, by the best London makers, chiefly selected by ? states that “ Mr. Henry M.Kenzie rose and addressed metropolitan Sir Vapour. With the public he parts in KALKBRENNER, and which he offers on moderate terins:
New publications received weekly from London, the meeting, but in so faint a voice that he was scarcely anger, for that they are so tasteless. Mr. Macready has
Music Warehouse, 90, Bold-street, opposite the Rotunda. audible.” I believe this to be the identical author of the reason to thank, instead of revile, the managers, for not
October 18, 1824. Man of Feeling, whose posthumnous memoirs your corre
permitting him to play Richard and Othello; a truism he
must surely have discovered, after the experiment of Mac: THEATRE OF MAGIC, GOLDEN-LION, DALE-STREA spondent recommends to your notice. I am, Sir, yours, &c. beth. He performed all three when last in Liverpool ; Liverpool.
and, judging from the theatrical chit-chat of the town, MR. CHARLES. –This present Evening (MONDA Mr. Putnam — The name of this gentleman reminds us
we are confident that few, except ourselves, would care the VENTRILOQUIST, will EXHIBIT his popular ENTI that bis interesting readings and recitations will be repeated to witness a repetition of any of them: relative to Mac- TAINMENTS at the LÁRGE ROOM, GOLDEN LION, DAN this evening (Tuesday) for the last time. He is an intelligent beth, in particular, the question was decided on Monday
The performance will be in three parts-EXPERIMEN and impressive declaimer; and we take the liberty to recom- evening, and we really think the managers were very con- in ELECTRICITY, GALVANISM, MAGNETISM, PHILO mend him to those of our readers who have not yet
had the siderate towards Mr. Macready, when, by opposing his PHICAL RECREATIONS, and ILLUSIONS in VENTHA pleasure to hear him.--See adv.
wishes, they so kindly averted the mortification he seems QUISM. Between the first and second part will be show, to have sought with such avidity. The truth is, that cir: EXHILARATING GAS, or LAUGHINGGAS, which will be
cumstances have contributed more to exalt Mr. Macrealy ministered to several persons, on some of whom it will MR. CONNOISSEUR. than his own innate merit. During the temporary sus
duce immoderate fits of laughter, dancing, whistling, era SIR,—Having seen your critique on Still Life, and a pension of Mr Young's labours at Covent garden, Mr. , ing, &c. &c.
Boxes 3s. Pit 23. Gallery 1s. Children half-price. Portrait by E. Williams, I am happy to have it in my nality, and the qualifications of a liberal education, pre- at Eight o'clock.
Macready, possessing, to a certain extent, genius, origi- Doors open at Half-past Seven-Performance commend power to state to you, from very good authority, that they sented' bimself as Mr. Young's successor. The managers are the first attempts of this young artist in original oil had no alternative; Mr. Macready was the only performer THEATRE PU PETIT LAZARY
DE PARIS, DE NESS painting, and for both of which he received the two first available, and it consequently became their 'mutual in. silver medals in each class, by the Society of Arts, in terest to make the most of him; and this they succeeded in THIS EVENING (Monday) the 18th instant, we London, which were presented to him at the Opera-house, doing
through the instrumentality of Mr. Sheridan Knowles the public, and will continue every day in the pret,
and the Swiss of the press in London. Virginius intro- Saturday. Performance will begin with a comie PGA by his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex. I understand duced Mr. Macready to us in the hey-day of his newly entitled
L.ES PETITES DANAIDES, he has only studied two years and a half. The portrait of acquired popularity. We then, though in another form,
Or, The Ninety-nine (99) Victims, himself is an excellent likeness. I remain, Mr. Connois. promulgated precisely the same opinion of his general A burlesco, tragico, comedia, diabolico Fairy-piece; a Pared seur, very respectfully, NO CONNOISSEUR. style of acting, as we now hold; an opinion founded on a on the Grand Opera of the Danaides. With Songs, nee Dee
careful examination of his various performances at that rations, Dances, Ballers, Metamorphoses, Scenery, Dresses
time, and confirmed by those of subsequent periods here, der and a variety of amusements, to be annoneed to the The Drama. as well as by having occasionally seen him in London; and Doors to be opened at half
past Seven, and the performance an opinion, too, very generally entertained by the play- to commence at half-past Eight precisely. THEATRE.
going portion of Liverpool. Without, therefore, entering
To Correspondents. or descending to minute or verbal criticism on them, for “ May I be bold To think these spirits?
which we have less space than inclination, we hesitate not Spirits, which, by mine art,
to express our decided conviction, that until he discard for MANCHESTER PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY.-A Manchester di I have, from their confines call'd to enact
ever those peculiarities in his acting, which at present respondent recommends for insertion in the Kaleidae My present fancies."
mar, nay, disgrace it, Mr. Macready must be content to a series of interesting notices of the proceedings of this
rank chief of melo-dramatic actors, with the conscious cerIt was a maxim of Lord Chesterfield to see every thing, tainty of never becoming a great tragedian. He must as
ciety, which have lately been introduced into the Manches and well, a practice to which we have hitherto adhered pire to something beyond Virginius, which has no longer
Gazette (late Cowdroy's.) We have perused these paper a with all possible exactness. Exhibitions, more especially novelty to recommend it; he must aim at infinitely higher they appeared, and shall have pleasure in copying them of theatrical nomenclature, infallibly sway us to become quarry than Rob Roy, now stale, flat, and unprofitable" the Kaleidoscope. We hope that the intelligent proprietor spectators; and it will not, therefore, appear so wondrous or it will assuredly be said of him,
the Manchester Gasette, who has recently made such oben that we should have visited the Theatre of Magic in Dale. appears by his small light of discretion, that he is in the
"I am weary of this moon; would he would change!
changes for the better in the conduct of that journal, street. We have supped there on Mustard generated by wane; but yet, in courtesy, in all reason, we must stay the continue to favour the public with the interesting reports electricity, and drank copiously at the fountain--not of
the Manchester Philosophical Society.
but just Macready, Hippocrene, but
of Nitrous Oxide; a libation procured not parling, vt make honourable" mention of his "Leontes, THE COURT OF COMMON SENSE versus The Courier tout by the kick of a modern Pegasus, but from a little metalic in the Winter's Tale; which was a very chaste and ener
bearing signature is too late gasometer, constructed by Mr. Charles, in order that he, in getic effort, with but a moderate use of the corporeal air
too diffuse for the subject. his turn, may laugh as well as be laughed at. Mr. Charles is pump, so much in vogue with this gentleman. It is due The SPANISH LANGUAGE.-The letter of Observator, et not a mere conjuror, inflated with himself, and existing but also to ourselves to put on record
our unqualified dis- had been mislaid, has re-appeared, and shall be publise in the mystic • pomp and circumstance" of his art. In indeed, exclusively, Mr. Macready's. No such thing,
We trust the
writer will accept this spoleg
for the delay, his deportment he is unassuming; his manners evince we are sure, ever did, or ever will, exist in history, " in good breeding; and in his routine of performances pleasure heaven above, on the earth beneath, or in the water under ASTRONOMY.-- The second communication of Neutonier feel and instruction contend for the mastery. Prudery's self may the earth ;” nor had it previously “ entered into the heart ed us after our arrangements for the week had been final
We shall resume the subject next week. sit and witness his entertaining feats in sleight of hand, and of man to conceive” of such a thing. How a scholar of Mr. the young in science will not fail to profit much by Mr. any character, much less such a one as Coriolanus, is, to
Macready's reputed reading could so palpably misconceive Little B.'s communication has amused us not a little Charles's experimental illustrations of vairious galvanic us, astonishing: a failure more obviously perfect in all its
should be glad to see a specimen of the articles to which
alludes. and electrical phenomena. In the way of trick, we do bearing we never witnessed, and we assert, moreover, such not remember having seen any thing surpassing this gen another was never before witnessed in Liverpool. Our The lines of T. P. of Clithero shall appear in our next. tleman's very clever transmigration of three cards, from a lined en umeration, or any in ustrative detaily of this
most GEOLOGY AND WORLD Marino.—We intend next nem lenne bos deposited in the safe custody of a fair gaoler among extraordinary' assumption of character. Suffice it, there. his auditory, to a small bureau on the stage; if we ex- fore, to say, that though we cannot speak more fully of what paper on this subject, which appeared in the last number cept, perhaps, his discharging a lady's wedding ring from Mr. Macready did, we can very readily communicate to the North American Review. a pistol through the window, and subsequently producing our readers that which he did not domMr. Macready did it, together with a bird, from an egg. But Mr. Charles not represent Coriolanus.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1824.
curious—in justice towards our original, we only quote | she was volatile: she liked me as a younger brother, and portions of what will be found at full length in the Mis- treated and laughed at me as a boy. She, however, gave cellany.
me her picture, and that was something to make verses THE LATE LORD BYRON.
“Our honey-moon was not all sunshine. It had its upon. During the last years that I was at Harrow, all Every circumstance relating even remotely to this ex- clouds ; and Hobhouse has some letters which would my thoughts were occupied with this love affair.
“ Had' ( married Miss C. perhaps the whole tenor of traordinary and eccentric genius, is sought after with such serve to explain the rise and fall in the barometer ; but it interest by the public, that we shall not offer any apology was never down to zero. You tell me the world says I my life would have been different. She jilted me, how. for devoting a considerable portion of this day's Kaleidos- married Miss Milbanke for her fortune, because she was a ever ; but her marriage proved any thing but a happy one. ape to the subject. The article from which we are now great heiress. All I have ever received, or am likely to She was at length separated from Mr. M. and proposed an bout to offer some selections, is transcribed by the Literary receive, was £10,000. My own income at this period was interview with me, but by the advice of my sister, I deazette, from a new work, entitled the Attic Miscellany. small, and somewhat bespoke. Newstead was a very un-clined it."
Oh, fie ! Lord B. it is a poor trait in your character, to Te have not seen the work itself, and we shall therefore profitable estate, and brought me in a bare £1500 a-year. ike the selections as we find them, interspersed with the The Lancashire property was hampered with a law suit, betray ladies' secrets. “Kiss and tell' is a sore reproach as ditor's comments, which will be readily distinguished by which has cost me £14,000, and is not yet finished. We well as a great weakness; and we are sorry to see a still aperted commas.-Edit. Bal.
had a house in town, gave dinner parties, had separate more unmanly example of this breach of confidence in
carriages, and launched into every sort of extravagance these very extracts. It relates to a lady of rank with whom With respect to the selections whence we select the This could not last long. My wife's £10,000 soon melted his Lordship formed a connexion, as it appears of extreme llowing parts, the Editor of the Attic Miscellany says. away. I was beset by duns, and at length an execution romance and violence, at least on her part. He calls him“We have taken but little from a large mass of matter was levied, and the bailiffs put in possession of the very self her latito, and exposes the follies and indiscretions I equally interesting, and which treats largely of Lord beds we had to sleep upon. This was no very agreeable into which her attachment to him betrayed her. This to Fron's opinions of many of his friends and acquaintance; state of affairs, no very pleasant scene for Lady Byron to cruel and unmanly; but the bitterness with which he reany anadotes regarding him hitherto unknown ; some witness ; and it was agreed she should pay her father a viles her is still more so. She had written on one of his iginal verses; and many of his thoughts on politics, re- visit till the storm had blown over, and some arrangements books" Remember me!" which fond expression was reion, and literature. Our chief object in taking enough been made with my creditors. You may suppose on what quited by these stanzas written under it:
Remember thee-remember thee! earich our own work, was to give the public a specimen terms we parted, from the style of a letter she wrote me
Till Lethe quench life's burning stream; the ample treat wbich they will so shortly be able to on the road. You will think it begun ridiculously enough.
Remorse and shame shall cling to thee, ajoy." • Dear Duck,' &c. Imagine my astonishment to receive
And haunt thee like a feverish dream. In the account of his Lordship's addresses to Miss Mil- immediately on her arrival, a few lines from her father of
Remember thee !-aye, doubt it notanke it is related that she rejected them; but his Lord a very unlike and very unaffectionate nature, beginning,
Thy **** too shall think of thee: bip adds
“Sir,' and ending with saying, that his daughter should By neither shalt thou be forgot"Har refusal was couched in terms that could not of- never see me again. In my reply, I disclaimed his au
Thou **** to him—thou **** to me! od sie. I was besides persuaded, that in declining my thority as a parent over my wife ; and told him I was We pass over the very interesting paragraph relating to er, she was governed by the influence of her mother ; convinced the sentiments expressed were his, not hers. Lord B.'s daughters, Ada, by Lady B. and Allegra, apI was the more cotfirmed in this opinion, by her re- Another post, however, brought me a confirmation, under parently an illegitimate child, left at Ravenna. The next ing the correspondence herself twelve months after. her own hand and seal, of her father's sentence.”
is more of a literary character. e tenor of the letter was, that although she could not “ There can be no doubt that the influence of her ene- “ His early Poems.-When I first saw the review of te me, she desired my friendship. Friendship is a dan. mies prevailed over her affection for me. You ask me if Hours of Idleness,' I was furious—in such a rage as I rous word for young ladies. It is love full-fledged, and no cause was assigned for this sudden resolution; if I have never been in since. I dined that day with Scrope iting for a fine day to fly.
formed no conjecture about the cause. I will tell you, I Davies, and drank three bottles of claret to drown it, but It had been predicted by Mrs. Williams, that 27 was have prejudices about women, I do not like to see them it only boiled the more. That critique was a master-piece be a dangerous age to me. The fortune-telling witch eat. Rosseau makes Julie un peu gourmande, but that is of low wit—a tissue of scurrilous abuse. I remember Fright It was destined to prove so. I shall never for- not at all according to my taste. I do not like to be in there was a great deal of vulgar trash in it, that was it Lady Byron (Burn he pronounced it) was the only terrupted when I am writing. Lady Byron did not at- meant for humour, about people being thankful for what oncerned person present. Lady Noel, her mother, tend to these whims of mine. The only harsh thing I they could get,' 'looking a gift horse in the mouth,' and L I trembled like a leaf-made the wrong responses, ever remember saying to her, was one evening shortly be other such stable expressions. The severity of the Quarfafter the ceremony called her Miss Milbanke. There fore our parting. "I was standing before the fire, rumina- terly killed poor Keats; and neglect, Kirke White. But sogular history attached to the ring. The very day ting upon the embarrassments of my affairs and other an- I was made of different stuff-of tougher materials. So match was concluded, a ring of my mother's, that had noyances, when Lady Byron came up to me, and said, far from bullying me, or deterring me from writing, II a bst, was dug up by the gardener at Newstead. I • Byron, am I in your way?' to which I replied, “Damna. was bent on falsifying their raven predictions, and deterught it bad been sent on purpose for the wedding : but bly.' I was afterwards sorry, and reproached myself for mined to show them, croak as they would, that it was not Bother's Diarriage had not been a fortunate one, and the expression, but it escaped me unconsciously, involun- the last time they should hear from me. I set to work ring was doomed to be the seal of an unhappier union tarily; I hardly knew what I said.”
immediately, and in good earnest, and produced in a year
In a succeeding paragraph is contained his Lordship’s The English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.' I had good After the ordeal was over, we set off for a country seat story of his first love, the object of which was a Miss Mary grounds to believe that Jeffrey (though perhaps really re& Ralph's, and I was surprised at the arrangements C-, the daughter of a gentleman whose estate joined sponsible for whatever appears in the Edinburgh, as Gif. the journey; and somewhat out of humour to find a to Newstead. He says he never wrote any poetry worth ford is for the Quarterly, as editor) was not the author of p's maid stuck between me and my bride. It was mentioning till this passion inspired him, at an age little that article-was not guilty of it. He disowned it, and et too early to assume the husband, and I was forced exceeding twelve years; and he drolly observes though he would not give up the aggressor, he said he ubunit, but with a very bad grace. Put yourself in my “She was several years older than myself; but at my would convince me, if ever I came to Scotland, who the ation, and tell me whether I had not some reason to age, boys like something older than themselves, as they do person was. I have every reason to believe it was a o the sulks." younger, later in life.
certain lawyer, who hated me for something I once said of ut the details of his final separation are still more “ But the ardour was all on my side. I was serious him.