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dicions alterations have been made in breadth in the inn-keeper; and contrives the house itself since the last season, to find out, very characteristically, that among which we would particularly play-houses are pestilential places, benotice the removal of that cumbrous cause they keep people out of publicprojection called the sounding board, houses. The rest of the humour conand the insertion of looking-glass into sists in the showing off of the actors the pannels which surround the boxes. and actresses applying for engagements; The effect of the change is to give a in which Mrs. Chatterley becomes the much lighter and more elegant appears “ actress of all work," and displays ance to the whole; and as we could considerable versatility; but to say the hear just as well as before the sounding truth, that path has been worn to death, board was displaced, there was nothing and we are becoming accordingly weary to counteract the increased pleasure of ofit. Not so the audience in general, who the eye, which is perhaps as fastidious seemed perfectly satisfied. Upon the a critic as any other of the senses. whole, this trifle may pass as an open
We attended this theatre on June 17, ing specimen of frolic; but it is scarcely the second night of performance, to worthy of a theatre, which has been witness the debut of a young lady as peculiarly happy in these pleading, Polly in the “ Beggars' Opera." The apologistical, and introductory pieces entertainment of the evening was pre- of theatrical humour, from the merry faced with the introductory Extrava. days of Foote, down to the very skirts ganza, the “Bill of Fare," which is con- of the now existing age of melo-drama structed in such a way, as to exhibit and spectacle. nearly the whole of the company. The Of the “Beggars' Opera” we shall say frame of it is simple enough. Sam little, except that setting aside the singStrutt, a provincial manager, advertises ing, which he leaves out, Mr. Terry is for actors, who are to attend him at the very best Peachum we ever saw. Hoaxley's Hotel, dressed in character. Of the Macheath of Madame Vestris it Sam Stingo,aninn-keeper, makes known is unnecessary to say any thing, it is so his want of a set of servants in precisely well known; it was as harmonious and the same way, and with the same ini. spirited as ever. The young lady who tials. Thus tempted, it becomes the made her first appearance as Polly, posbusiness of one of those professed sesses considerable natural requisites in jokers, who exist for our amusement on respect both to person and voice; but the stage, and our annoyance off it, to we apprehend that considerable practice direct all the applicants to the wrong is necessary to render her adequate to S. S. What follows may be easily Polly, in a metropolis which boasts of imagined, the broadest farce, equivoque, Miss Stephens. Still, there was quite and confusion, to the dropping of the enough displayed to evince the necescurtain. With respect to acting, there sary capability, if not the positive acis but little to be said, but that little is quirement; and as the Haymarket good. Terry represented the provincial Theatre has never aimed, and indeed manager, who is evidently the Tate ought not to aim at the highest operaWilkinson of Mathews,-a manager of tical performances, Miss Grenville is the old full dress school, in whose mouth likely to prove an immediate acquisition some pleasant quaintnesses upon actors to its boards. By the way, Mrs. Jones, and acting, the advantages of small although a little too plump, is a very over large theatres, and so on, are put excellent Lucy. with tolerable felicity. Oxberry is all
MADAME CATALANI'S CONCERT. June 13.–The sixth and last concert life, proceeded from her matchless of the most generally popular and ex
vocal organ. traordinary singer that has shone in the A Portrait of this distinguished Fomusical annals of our period, was per- reigner decorates the European MAGAforni at the Argyll Rooms. It was ZINE; and we refer our readers to her understood that Madame Catalani took memoirs in our last Number, for an her final leave of the public on this account of the brilliant success that has occasion, and an immense crowd as invariably attended her exertions, from sembled to hear her retiring sounds, the period of her first appearance in pubher last notes were as powerful and lic life. as perfect as ever at any period of her
The days omitted were not distinguished by any business of public importance.
tholics, one-fourteenth were of the esta
blished church, and the remaining fourFRIDAY, JUNE 7. Lord Dacre presented a petition com
teenth were presbyterians. . He pro
ceeded to expose the evils of the tithe plaining of the conduct of the Bishop
system—the system of taxation, and of Peterborough, in refusing to licence
the various evils under which that illcertain curates till they had answered a number of questions regarding doc. inquiry
into the state of Ireland.—Lord
fated country suffered, and moved an trines, which questions were formerly Liverpool opposed the motion on the eighty-seven, but to which the bishop grounds of its implying a censure on had added thirty-six upon one topic: the government-he acknowledged that Some of these questions were of a difficult nature, and his lordship maintained great evils existed as to the tithe sys
tem, but assured the House of the wish that the bishop had been harsh and arbitrary, and had exceeded his powers,
of the Irish government to ameliorate which were simply to confine his exa
the condition of that country.-Lord mination to the thirty-nine articles. He
Holland supported the motion in a most moved that the petition do lie on the eloquent speech, and the Lord Chantable. The Bishop of Peterborough the tithe system.—On a division, the
cellor contended for the inviolability of contended that it was the duty of the members were, for the motion, 108, bishop to adopt his own mode of examination, and that to interfere on such against it, 60—majority, 48. a subj ct would be highly improper,
TUESDAY, JUNE 18. and without precedent, and that, more
The House went into a Committee on over, he had not added, but had only dwelt upon the evils existing under the
the Marriage Act.—Lord Ellenborough substituted thirty-six questions.-Lord Holland doubted the legality of the present Marriage Act; expressed himbishop's conduct, and was convinced self desirous of preventing the marriages that it was arbitrary and impolitic. of minors, but averse to invalidate them Lord Calthorpe thought the House after they had been consummated.ought to express its reprobation of the
Lord Stowell conceived marriages to be prelate's proceedings as pernicious and entirely of a civil jurisdiction, and confatal—and Lord Harrowby concurred tended, that the new measure was a in this opinion.-On Lord Dacre's mov
different law, as it affected the rich and ing to refer the petition to a committee, the poor, and that it would give advanthe Lord Chancellor opposed the mo
tages to vicious over virtuous women. tion, and which was degatived by a di- He conjured the House not to pass a vision of 58 to 19.
measure, which, he was convinced, would THURSDAY, JUNE 13.
place the country in a miserable state. The Lord Chancellor brought in a
- The Lord Chancellor, alluding to the bill to authorise, in cases of bankruptcy and guardians the power of annulling
clause of the Bill, which gave parents under
joint commissions, the supersed the marriages of minors, declared, that ing of the commission against any single partner of a bankrupt firm who place, could support so iniquitous a
no man, whose heart was in the right might pay his quota.
provision. He also as highly disapFRIDAY, JUNE 14.
proved of many other clauses of the The Marquis of Lansdowne called the bill. It was afterwards agreed to conattention of the House to the melan. sider the bill, clause by clause, and the choly state of Ireland. He contended first clause was carried without a divi. that' Ireland possessed great natural sion. advantages, and that all her sufferings
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19. arose from the system of government. The Marriage Act was opposed by the The population in 1695 was only Archbishops of Canterbury and York, 1,034,000, and in 1821 it was 6,846,000, when several amendments were added of which twelve-fourteenths were Ca. to the bill.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20.
Grenfell exposed, that the Bank of Various clauses of the Marriage Act England had within the last twenty-five were passed, with amendments, moved years derived a profit of more than by Lord Redesdale.
twenty-five millions, exclusive of a diFRIDAY, JUNE 21.
vidend of 7 per cent.—Mr. Ricardo-obThe Duke of Portland moved the served, that it was natural for the Bank second reading of the bill for the relief to make as large a profit as possible, of the Catholic Peers, and observed, but the error lay in the government's that the Catholic Peers having sat in making such improvident bargains with that House in the turbulent period, from the company.-Mr. Monck observed, the 5th of Elizabeth to the 13th of
that the transactions between the goCharles II. it was impossible to sup
vernment and the bank were similar to pose that any danger could arise from those between spendthrifts and usurers; their sitting in the House during this
- the extravagance of government commore enlightened age.-Lord Colchester pelling ministers to subunit to the terms said, that the army and navy had now
which the bank imposed.—Mr. Wynn been opened to the Catholics, with be- stated that the India Company consentnefit to the State, and he earnestly ed to the private trade to India being hoped, that the civil honours and em
carried on in vessels of less than three ployments of the Constitution should hundred and fifty tons, but that the be diffused as freely amongst the Catho-company objected to the opening of the lic as they were amongst the Protestant China trade to private traders.--Peti. Dissenters; but as the present bill, he
tions were presented, praying a protecthought, would tend to revive political
tion to West India planters, by contianimosities, he moved, that the bill nuing the duties on the importation of be read this day three months.—Lord
East India sugars—and other petitions Erskine supported the bill, and the praying that ad valorem duties might Lord Chancellor opposed it.-Lord Grey
be levied on sugar without any distincargued in its favour, on the fact and 'tion as to their coming from the East experience of Catholic Peers having
or West Indies.—Mr. Scarlett's Poor been members of the House from Henry
Removal Bill was thrown out by a inaVIII. to the 13th of Charles II. and on jority of 88 to 66. the grounds, that the motives of the
MONDAY, JUNE 3. Legislature in excluding them from the House at that period, no longer existed. an hundred of Norfolk, praying for a
Mr. Coke presented a petition from -Lord Liverpool opposed the bill, and argued on the inconsistency of granting
reform in parliament which would dissuch a benefit to Catholic Peers, without
continue the present practice of over
taxing the country for the purpose of extending it to Catholic Commoners. Lords Holland and Grenville supported
influencing the members of the House, the bill, and Lord Redesdale opposed it.
- The petition was rejected on account For the bill, 129; against it, 179; ma
of its strength of language.—The Re
port upon the Half-pay Annuity Scheme jority against the bill, 42.
was voted with an amendment, propos
ed by Mr. Grenfell, that the commisHOUSE OF COMMONS.
sioners of the Sinking Fund should The House having adjourned from buy the annuities from the annuity Friday, May 24, to Thursday, May 30, trustees.-On a conversation being inmet on Thursday the 30th, when Mr. troduced upon the New Corn Bill, a Stuart Wortley presented a petition
clause was introduced for allowing the from the clothiers of Yorkshire, pray
foreign corn now warehoused in this ing for the repeal of the duty on foreign country to be ground and bonded for wool.–Ordered to lie on the table exportation. Proposals for raising the Mr. Abercromby presented a petition,
importation price to 75s. and for lowerpraying that the bill for altering the ing it to 65s. were successively rejected. law for empannelling Scotch juries
TUESDAY, JUNE 4. should pass into a law.
Sir Thos. Lethbridge said, although FRIDAY, MAY 31,
he had always supported Government, A petition was presented against al yet their present measures were so detering the laws as to the number of structive of the public safety, that they partners in country banks, when Mr, compelled him to be anxious for å
reform, which he now saw was the only
MONDAY, JUNE 10. measure from which the nation at large, Sir Robert Wilson stated a case of and the agriculturists in particular, great cruelty committed by the British could expect relief.—Sir James Mack Governor of the Ionian Islands, on a intosh moved the melioration of the family of fifteen persons—Mr. Wilmot criminal laws, the errors and severity declared that the case should be enquirof which were complained of by per ed into, and communicated to Sir Robert sons of every rank, profession, and re Wilson.--Mr. Canning's Clause for alligious persuasion in the country.- lowing the grinding and exporting of Formerly, stealing to the value of '40s. Foreign Corn, was thrown out of the and forgery and cattle stealing, were not
Corn Bill by a very large majority; capital offences ; and our ancestors ne when Mr. Hume observed, that only a ver contemplated that death would be few night before, a large majority voinflicted for cutting down a tree.—The ted for that clause, and which changing average of capital convictions from of sides at the nod of the ministry, fully 1805 to 1809 was 381, and in the last proved the subserviency of the house. -five years it was 1260, or increased in The Marriage Service Act was withthe proportion of seven to two. This drawn, astonishing increase of crime shewed the inefficacy of our laws, which were
TUESDAY, JUNE 11. so severe that persons refused to indict
On petitions being presented from the criminals, and jurors refused to find
Fisheries, complaining of the Salt Duthem guilty. The improvement he con
ties, the Chancellor of the Exchequer tended for, had been adopted all over
announced, that it was his intention to Europe as well as in America, and was
repeal the duties on Scotch salt; and consonant with the code of Napoleon, Ireland would be reduced to two shil.
that the duty on exportation of salt to a code which reflected more honour on that personage than all his victories. lings on white salt, and one shilling and Hard" labour formed four-fifths of the sixpence on rock salt-Irish °Curpunishments of that code, it decreed rency :-Mr. Western brought forward death for only six crimes, our laws de
his motion for repealing Mr. Peel's ereed it for two hundred and twenty:
Bill, compelling the Bank to resume nine; and yet our crimes exceeded this Bill had increased the value of the
Cash Payments. He calculated that those committed in France as ten to one. The motion was opposed by the and that the nation was therefore pay
currency at least ten or fifteen per cent. Attorney-General, Mr. Peel, and Mr. Wynn, and supported by Mr. Buxton. ing the fund-holders and public ser-For the motion, 117—against it, 101. vants
, proportionally, more than they Majority 16.
ought to be paid. Mr. Huskisson reWEDNESDAY, JUNE 5.
plied, that the rent of land, according Sir Francis Burdett exposed the crimes to the Agricultural Report of 1814, had committed in Ilchester Jail; when Mr.
more than doubled; and that the landPeel observed, that he had directed a
holder was even now more favourably prosecution against the late jailor... rency than the fund-holder; and had
affected by the alteration of the curMr. Peel proposed the continuance of the Alien Act for two years; arguing during the Bank Restriction Acts. Mr.
been drawing still greater advantages the leniency with which government had hitherto exercised the.
Western's motion was adjourned till powers en
Wednesday, when it was supported by trusted to them by that act—the motion
Mr. G. Bennet, Alderman Heygate, Sir was strongly opposed by Sir James Mackintosh, Mr. Scarlett, Mr. Denman,
Francis Burdett, Mr. Brougham, and Sir Robert Wilson, and Sir John New- Londonderry, and by Mr. Peel; when
Mr. Attwood; and replied to by Lord port; and supported by Lord Londonderry. For the motion 189, against it
on a division, the numbers were-for 93-majority 97.
Mr. Western's motion 30, against it 194 FRIDAY, JUNE 7.
-majority 164. Mr. Wynn's Yorkshire Poll Bill, and
THURSDAY, JUNE 13. Mr. Peel's Irish Police Bill, were read Mr. Goulburn brought forward a Bill a second time. Mr. Martin's Bill for to enable the Irish Established Clergy preventing cruelty to animals, was read to lease out their tithes with the proa third time, and passed.
prietor of the soil, for terms of twentyEur. Mag. Vol. 81. June 1822.
one years; thereby preventing the cler- table. —Mr. Hume státed, that in consy from litigation with their parish- sequence of Mr. Daly withdrawing his ioners. A long conversation then en- motion, relative to Irish tithes, he should sued on the evils of the tithe system of bring the measure before the House. He Ireland, and on the necessity of a great traced the insurrections of the Irish to er reform than that proposed by Mr. the tithe system, and argued upon the Goulburn's Bill.
immense sums withdrawn from the poor FRIDAY, JUNE 14.
by the clergy, who never saw their paA Petition was presented from the rishes, but lived entirely away from county of Kent, praying for Parlia- Ireland. Out of 1,270 benefices, only mentary Reform, and for reducing the 770 clergymen were resident on their National Debt. After a long conversa
benefices. The late Bishop of Derry tion, in which many members reproba- was absent twenty years from Ireland. ted this last prayer of the petition, and
The Irish Episcopacy possessed twodeclared it not to be the general sense
elevenths of the whole property of Ireof the county, the petition was ordered land, and possessed more than all the to be printed.
Bishops of the Continent put together.
Spain and Portugal, the most bigotted of MONDAY, JUNE 17.
countries, had diminished their tithes; Mr.Goulburn stated, that a Committee France had abolished her's; and the was appointed by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to enquire into the distresses of instead of a tenth to the clergy; and
part of Italy gave only 1-20th the several districts, and that funds were
in Sweden and Denmark the provision placed in their hands, to be applied according to their discretion; and that quiry into the value of the Church pro:
was only 1-301h. He moved for an in£50,000. were devoted to the same ser
perty of Ireland.Sir John Newport vice, the Grand Juries having the power moved an amendment, pledging the of spending it in useful labour, accord. House to a suppression of the tithe ing to the want of employment amongst system.-Mr. Peel moved the previous the poor of the different districts.
question. For the amendment, 65; for TUESDAY, June 18.
the previous question, 72; majority, 7, No House.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21.
Mr. Wallace moved, that the WareMr. Lennard presented a petition, housing Bill be read this day three signed by 4000 persons, complaining of months. He stated bis intention of the most gross and scandalous practices bringing it forward next Session. One in the Court of Conscience, for the coun hundred thousand pounds were voted ty of Middlesex. Ordered to lie on the for employing the poor in Ireland.
The Secretary to the SOCIETY of Jas. DRUMMOND and Co. and referred to GUARDIANS for the PROTECTION of
PERRY, 25, St. Swithin's-lane ; TRADE, by Circulars has informed the
and also the persons undernamed, or using Members thereof, that the persons under the firms of named, or using ihe fimrs of
MACKENZIE and Co. 16, Walbrook, FRYER and Co. No. !, Warwick-lane, Lewis and Co. merchants, 42, Great Newgate-street, (in which firm are the Tower-street, and following persons, viz.
J. LEARY, tailor, Fenchurch-street, are Mrs. FRYER,
reported to this Society as improper to be ASHBY,
proposed to be balloted for as members JON Es, names before mentioned: thereof: and that FRANCIS MILLMAN, and
JAMES Cant, lately. mentioned, now John Gwing, and also
keeps a cheesemongers shop in Cow CrossJohn WATKIN JONES, (several times street ;-and mentioned) of No. 1, St. Thomas Apostle ANDREW THOMPSON, and court, where he has at different times put Mrs. BAKEWELL, both several times up the firms of
mentioned, now live at 169, Tooley-street. LEWIS and Co. and