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sale by auction. Sir Thomas Law- property. it now is, for seven hunrence's taste was immediately struck dred guineas. The picture is said with the merits of this picture, even to be the finest ever painted by Remin its dirty and mutilated condition; brandt, and worth seven thousand he attended the sale, and the ham- pounds. - The subject relates to mer was on the point of ratifying Joseph and Potiphar's Wife. Sir Thomas as the purchaser for Canova.-A portrait of this lafour guineas, when a lynx - eyed mented Artist was painted by Mr. dealer suddenly contended for the Jackson, R.A., during his visit to prize, and was the eventual pur. Rome, with Mr. Chantry, R.A., at chaser for two hundred guineas.- the desire of the latter. - An EnHe took home the picture, had it graving from this Portrait decorates cleaned and newly mounted, and in the present Number of this Maga. the first instance offered it for sale zine. to his tasteful competitor, whose
DRURY-LANE THEATRE. A nEw Melo-drama, in three Acts, Richard the Third. The enthusias un taken from the French, has been pro. of his reception was extremely great. duced at this theatre, since our last Mr. Kean's performance of this chaaccount. It is called, The Two Gal- racter was as powerful as ever; and ley Slaves ; but as we can say nothing the improvement of the theatre, with favourable of it, we will pass it over respect to hearing, operated much to in silence.
the advantage of such a performer. The comedy of The Provoked Hus- -As Mr. Kean has been the best band has been performed. It is a support of this theatre in seasons well-written play, but, though not of adversity, we hail him now as its destitute of sallies of wit and plea- brightest ornament in prosperity. sant exhibitions of humour, is, upon
Mr. Kean has also performed the whole, very sententious and very Othello, and of course, attracted a tiresome. The comedy was well per- crowded audience. This, unques. formed : Mr. Elliston appeared as tionably, is his master-piece : - it Lord Townley.— The head of the stands perfectly isolated, unequal. Wrongheads was represented by led, and unrivalled. Othelle is the Dowton with great humour.-Mun- creature of circumstances; and as den sustained the character of bo- these circumstances vary, his emonest John Moody; and his perform- tions also change.--He who personance was distinguished by that richates the Moor has to trace, through vein of humour, which is peculiarly all their fearful mazes, the most viohis own.--Mrs. Davision was in the lent passions by which the human character of Lady Townley, and in heart can be assailed.-Love, suspi. her early scenes was as volatile as cion, jealousy, hatred, horror, grief, levity could wish; and in the scene and finally, despair, demand prothat terminates her folly, she was as gressively, their separate and dis. impressive as virtue could desire.— tinct expression. Neither is this all; Mrs. W. West supported the charac- in the principal scenes, the performer ter of Lady Grace with considerable is not required merely to describe ability, proving, that good-natured a single emotion, but to give soul smiles and friendly laughter were and spirit to a painful and appalling not unbecoming the simple dignity conflict of emotions. - Mr. Kean of the character.
never played the character more Mr. Kean is returned to the Me- ably than he did on this occasion ; tropolis, and appeared, for the first he was in fine voice, and be imtime this season, in the character of parted to the most dificult scenes
all the interest which acute dis- plause. Mrs. West's Lady Macbeth erimination, intense feeling, and ap was more striking than might have propriately varied elocution, could been expected from her peculiar turn bestow on them. His last scene was of mind and feeling, in a character pre-eminently beautiful. The cha so maseuline and terrific. Mr. Cooper racter of Iago was sustained by a as Macduff was very effective, espeMr. Young, from the Liverpool the- cially in the fine scene, where he is atre. His performance was received informed of the slaughter of his fawith flattering plaudits, notwith- mily. standing it was, altogether, a very The Siege of Belgrade has also tame and common-place piece of been performed at this theatre, and acting.
Mr. Braham made his first appearWe must not omit to mention the ance for the season in the character first appearance of Mr. Young on of The Seraskier. - He introduced these boards, in the character of some popular airs, unconnected with Macbeth ; he exhibited in strong the original piece, which he exebut chaste colouring this grand cuted in his usual style. A great moral picture of human passion and deal of applause attended both the infirmity. Mr. Young was gene- entré and the subsequent efforts of rally received with cordial approba- this distinguished vocalist. — The tion, and the banquet scene house was crowded. honoured with three rounds of ap
any extraordinary portion of personWe are extremely happy in being nal charms from nature, Miss Kelly's able to congratulate the Manager of excellence as an actress, therefore, this Theatre on the acquisition of is the more to be commended, as an actress, who will do honour to arising from a fine voice and clear the Tragic Drama, and more espe- articulation, original conception, vicially at the present era, when the gorous imagination, depth of feelstage is destitute of actresses capa- ing, cultivated taste, and a certain ble of treading in the higher walk boldness of genius, that has led her of Tragedy. Miss Kelly is from the to scorn imitation and trust to her Dublin Theatre, and has made her own judgment, which has so happily debut on the London boards in the led her to personify, not merely to character of Juliet ; so often attempt- enact, the character of the tender ed by aspiring debutantes, and so Juliet, whose heart and mind are seldom performed! In this instance alike absorbed in one all-subduing the excited expectations attendant on sentiment. Miss Kelly was particn. a first appearance have been highly larly happy in the banquet and balgratified. And it is with the great cony scenes, and in the manner in est satisfaction we enter on the plea- which she received the most emphasing duty of giving our distant rea tic of Romeo's protestations. When ders some idea of this fascinating informed of Tybalt's death, her actand accomplished actress. Missing was extremely affecting; and F. L. Kelly is only seventeen years her parting from Romeo was painof age, of prepossessing appearance, fully touching. Throughout the and of easy and elegant carriage, whole representation she exhibits but her personal attractions are cer quick and acute sensibility. Miss tainly not of the first order. Her Kelly exceeds all her predecessors person is of the middle size, and in one respect particularly, instead perhaps, therefore, more appropriate of exhibiting the character of Juliet to the character of Juliet. Her coun in a studied, reserved, and almost tenance is intelligent, and full of matronly air, which we have been health and animation, but her fea- accustomed to witness, she is artless, tures are not of that marked charac- open, and youthful, placing in a ter, which is required by the severer prominent light, with modest confiparts of deep tragedy, and which dence, the fond impatience, the queadmits of the most flexibility and rulous pettishness, of a very young expression." Not having received girl, for the first time, very deeply
enamoured. We scarcely need to and her countenance throughout the add, that Miss Kelly's performances whole of this scene, touched the of this character (three times a week) minds of her anditors most sensibly. have been received with the unani- -It was enthusiastically applauded. mous applause of large audiences. The scene over the dead body of Mr. Charles Kemble plays the part Biron, and that with which the traof Romeo, and if his excellent acting gedy concludes, were also finely reof this character were not well known presented. In the last two Acts, to the public, perhaps it would be Miss Lacy, displayed a mind exquisufficient to say that his Romeo is sitely attuned to the tragic scene. worthy of such a Juliet-indeed, we Her feelings seem to be strongly think he is now surpassing his form aroused and excited. Miss Lacy has mer fame in this character.
also performed the part of Mrs. We have also to congratulate this Haller in The Stranger.-Her perTheatre on the return of Mr. Ma- formance possessed very great merit, cready, who made his first appears and disclosed traits of an acute and ance this season in the character of vigorous intellect. The little gaiety Othello. He was received with en that appertains to the character was thusiastic applause by a genteel, distinguished by the easy and ele though not numerous audience. Mr. gant familiarity of polished life: Charles Kemble admirably repre, and the deep remorse, the incurable sented Cassio, and Miss Foote's Des sorrow, of the unhappy penitent, demona was gentle, tender, and af. bore the powerful impress of truth fecting, and gave us more pleasure and nature. The discovery of ber than we expected.
guilt to the Conntess, and the conAnother Debutante, from Dublin, cluding interview with her husband, has also graced this Theatre since were beautifully pathetie. Her per our last account.—Miss Lacy made forınance was, throughout, honoured her first appearance in the character with the most fervent applause. of Isabella, and during the previous Miss Lacy has also performed the part of her performance, did not, we character of Jane Shore, and her perthink, exhibit those powers which formance has added considerably ta she so successfully exerted during her theatrical reputation. She dethe last two scenes. Her soliloquy, lineated most pathetically the sorafter she had received the ring from rows of the unhappy mistress of Biron, was delivered with great Edward. The honest passion which truth of nature; and the subse Gloster's proposition excites, and quent interview with bim, whom she which calls forth a benediction on believed to have been dead, was in the head of Hastings, was expressed a very high degree atfecting. The most forcibly. The whole of this joy at his re-appearance, swiftly fol. scene excited fervent applause. — lowed by the grief consequent on Mr. Charles Kemble played Hastinga the recollection of her second mar with much ability. His first scene riage, was expressed with much with Alicia deserves the highest ens force. Her action, lier utterance, comium.
FOREIGN POLITICAL DIGEST.
ITALY. Although all accounts rona with any intention of amelioconcur as to the pacific intentions of rating the condition of the subjected the Congress at Verona, and there Italians. All accounts concur in fore no war will be waged against representing the country as being the liberties of Spain, yet it does plundered and oppressed in the most not appear that the unhappy state savage manner by the Austrians. of Italy is likely to be permanently The prisons are crowded with perbenefited by the labours and cares sons suspected of being Carbonari; of so many Emperors and Kings. no rank, po virtue respected. The They do not appear to meet at Ve- Marquis Visconti has been six months
ill in the prison at Milan, and yet trial, as the affair of the 7th of July they refused to allow his wife to at is still the subject of investigation ; tend on him. The Countess Confa- and the Fiscal, Senor Paredos, has lioneri was threatened with impri- issued writs of arrest against all the sonment, because she refased to in late ministers, who are nick-named form against her husband! The lady the pasteleros (the pastry-cooks.) of an advocate at Modena was con General Espinosa has stormed and fined five months, for having coura captured the Fort of Trati, the pringeously swallowed a little piece of cipal post of the rebels after Urgel. paper, which she thought might Quesada, the insurgent general, has compromise her husband, when his been defeated and his corps destroyhouse was searched for papers by the
ed at Los Arcos. He afterwards police. No man is safe who has passed the Pyrenees, an almost soliVoltaire, Locke, or Rousseau in his tary, fugitive, and as soon as he Jibrary. All the Lancasterian schools reached Bayonne, he went to the are suppressed, literary institutions, house of the Commander-in-chief of schools of rhetoric, and even agri- the French army of observation. cultural societies, abolished. The The following is the official acfunds belonging to Academies for count of the capture of Castelfollit; promoting the Fine Arts are partly a strong-hold of the rebels, garriconfiscated.
soned by 500 men: The eruption of Mount Vesuvius “ At last, after seven days' siege, on the 21st and 22d of October, was and a very obstinate resistance, Cas. the most tremendous known since telfollit is, with all its forts, in the 1794, when the town of Torre del possession of the constitutional Greco was partly destroyed. A new troops. crater opened; the air was darkened
Francisco Espoz y Mina. for days with showers of ashes ; and “Head-quarters, Heights of Castelfollit, torrents of lava, both from the old
6 Oct. 24, 3 o'clock, A.M." and new craters, a mile broad, poured forth upon the adjacent country, The rebels attempted to recover and laid waste 100 acres of land. Castelfollit, and in consequence a At night, the blaze of fire from three great battle was fought on the 26th or more cones, is described as being ult
. between D'Erolles and Mina, at awfully grand, and the roaring of Tora, near Castelfollit, in which the the mountain was tremendous. The former was signally defeated. The lava set fire to and consumed a forest number of the Army of the Faith is at Trebase. The people of all the said to have amounted to 5,000 men. towns adjacent were in the utmost -The Barcelona Gazette states the consternation, and universally fled battle to have cost Mina coinparatheir habitations, taking their most tively few men. valuable goods. At Naples itself, Balaguer, another fortified post on the 25th, though the fire seemed of the insurgents, has fallen into spent, yet such was the state of the the hands of Mina, the constitutional atmosphere in consequence of the general. The Army of the Faith wind blowing the ashes from Vesu- marched out by one gate as the convius, that it was dark at mid-day, queror entered by another. The reand umbrellas were absolutely neces bel regency, in consequence, has sary.
quitted Urgel, and removed to PuySpain.-General Morillo fled from cerda, close to the French territory. Madrid, on learning that the judge It is supposed that Mina must have appointed to investigate the transac entered at Seo d'Urgel, because the tions of the 7th of July was about families of the Marquis of Matafloto summon him. He was, however, rida and of the Governor of Urgel, arrested in his fight in the village had arrived with all their effects at of Zurza, three leagues from the Mirra, a village of Catalonia, near frontiers of Portugal. The Alcaide to the French frontiers. Alarm is of the village arrested him on ac at its height in the Army of the count of his having no passport. Faith, the soldiers deserting by hunHe was conveyed to Placentia, on dreds, and the troops at Puycerda his way back to Madrid ; where he were shut up in barracks under the will most probably be brought to fear of a general desertion. In order Eur. Mag. Vol. 82.
“ to convince foreigners of the hea A number of French and German roic patriotism of the Spanish peo officers have lately returned to Mar. ple," the augmentation of the army seilles from the Morea. They all proposed by the Minister (30,000 agree in rendering tribute to the foot, and 7,000 horse) was voted heroism of the Greeks, but declare unanimously.
they were obliged to leave that GREECE.-Accounts from Semlin, peninsula from the severe privations of November 2, quote advices from they underwent ; having frequently Larissa of October 18th, stating that had nothing more than a piece of a corps of 8000 Albanians, whom black bread and a few olives to subChourschid Pacha had posted in ad- sist upon for several days together. vance of Larissa, the capital of 'Thes- They had many rencounters with saly, deserted in a body to the Greeks, the Turks, in most of which the and left Chourschid in such a situa- latter evinced a considerable degree tion, that he was obliged to abandon of cowardice, although better armed Larissa. The intelligence from Arta and equipped than their opponents. of the same date, is also favourable During the last few months upwards to the Greeks. The tribes of Alba- of 600 French and Germans bave nians in that neighbourhood had de- taken their passage from this port for clared for the cause of liberty, and the Morea ; and there are now up when the Pacha of Arta was defeated wards of 400 Germans on their way by Prince Marocordato and shut up for the same purpose, the first division in Arta, they rose, and joined the of which has arrived. The necessary Greek besiegers.
means for their journey are supplied Letters from Trieste state, that a by the subscriptions set on foot for considerable corps of Grecian troops assistance of the Greeks. had penetrated into the southern In the elections the Royalists have parts of Thessaly, where they attack. been eminently successful. M. Ben ed and entirely defeated the Turkish jamin Constant is not re-elected, bet army commanded by Chourschid in his place another opposition canPacha, who, by the able conduct of didate, a M. Rousseau, to whom Mithe Grecian general, Bozzaris, was nisters gave their aid. The departafterwards forced to take refuge in ment of the North, which elects Macedonia,
eight Deputies for the Colleges of The Turks at Athens have lately Arrondissement, and had seven Lipulled down a part of the celebrated berals in the last session, will not Parthenon, for the sake of the lead have one in the present. In the last which is employed in the junction session the second series had fortyof the stones; and the ground is, four Liberals; in the next they will in consequence, strewed with frag- not have more than a dozen. M. de ments of sculpture and architecture. la Fayette has been returned. What masters for Greece are those Bayonne is crowded with Spanish barbarians !
emigrants, who continue to arrive in France.-The rumour of a war great numbers, but they still consist between this country and Spain, has of priests and monks, with very few been the cause of most ruinous fluc men of landed property. tuations in the funds of the princi On the 19th November, the Tri pal countries in Europe. The panic, bunal of Correctional Police we however, has been dispelled by the demned M. Benjamin Constant to pacific accounts of the Congress at one month's imprisonment, a fine of Verona; which is at any rate too 500 francs, and costs, for his letter wise to enter into a crusade against in answer to the personal calamies Spanish liberty under present eir- of M. Maugin, Procureur du Roi at cumstances. And however the French Poitiers. Army of observation may appear to On the 20th, the trial of Colonel threaten the Spanish frontier, no Fabvier, Colonel Deutzel, Marque hostile measures can be undertaken (medical student) and M. Latouche, against Spain, without immediate charged with an attempt to release personal danger to Ferdinand ; and from prison the four youths lately a very little political sagacity is re executed at Paris, was concluded. quisite to foretel, in case of such an Colonel Deutzel admitted his inter event, the entire removal of the Bour- tion to have liberated them, but de bons of France as well as of Spain. nied any share in the execution of