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necessitous travellers;" and it repre- considerable beauty and merit. The sents "a distressed mother with her graceful ease of Eve's recumbent infant, who, in place of the accus posture, and the air of mingled surtomed hospitality she had sought, prise and admiration, with which finds the tomb of her benefactress. she starts back from the view of her -There is a pathos in the counte- own reflected form, are charmingly nance and general air of the unhap- imagined. Great flexibility is impy mother that goes at once to the parted to the flesh; and the extreheart

. The disposition of the limbsmities, especially the feet, are finishof the child which reposes uncon. ed with peculiar delicacy and care. sciously in its parent's lap, and Bust of his Majesty. F. Chanmore especially the position of the TREY, R. A. There is considerable hands, are full of infantine grace dignity in this bust of the King. and beauty. Some objections have The muscles of the neck are very been made by contemporary critics finely, and we understand very

faithto the texture of the cloak that wraps fully pronounced. We are, howand unites a considerable part of so much accustomed to the this affecting groupe. To us, how- most striking and characteristic reever, it seems decidedly advantage- semblances from Mr. Chantrey's ous; imparting delicacy to the flesh, masterly hand, that we own we are and richness and depth to the gene a little disappointed in the likeness ral effect. As long as the material of His Majesty, remains the same, the sculptor ap Bust of the Right Hon. G. pears to us to be perfectly justified Tierney, M. P. W. Bennes. . in leaving or producing whatever Who that attentively contemplates surface best suit his purpose,

this excellent portrait of the Right or satisfy his taste.

Honourable member for KnaresboSatan overcome by St. Michael. rough, but must acknowledge the I. Flaxman, R. A. "It is delightful truth of the science of physiognoto find such a veteran in the arts, as my? An entire stranger to the chaMr. Flaxman, possessing so much racter of the original would instantenergy as must have been requisitely remark the unsparing detection for the production of this very of error and abuse which that shagstriking composition. The figures gy eyebrow, and the glance of that are of heroic dimensions. St. Mi- piercing eye unequivocally indicate; chael, bestriding his conquered an as well as the ironical and sarcastic tagonist, into whom he seems about tendencies, broken however and melto plunge his uplited spear, is an lowed by kindlier feelings, which admirable model of strength and play in the undulating muscles surdignity. The expression of his rounding that apparently ever-varyfeatures, and of his whole figure, ing mouth! It is life itself. is that of conscious and imperturba Bust of C. Ellison, Esq. M. P. ble superiority ; to which the rage T. Gibson. A carefully finished and malignity of the fallen angel, bust; chiefly, however, remarkable the writhing of his monstrous form, as being the work of a young Engand the convulsive clinch with which lish sculptor, who had resided for he grasps the earth that has received some years at Rome; and who, we him, affords an admirable contrast, are happy to learn, is distinguishing

Statue in marble of Eve at the himself there in a manner calculated Fountain. E. H. Baily, R. A.

to uphold the character of British

genius, which Sir T. Lawrence, the " I laid me down extraordinary but ill-fated Harlowe, On the green bank, to look into the and others of our countrymen have clear

recently established on the contiSmooth lake, that to me seemed another

nent. sky.

Our limits will not allow us to As I bent down to look, just opposite A shape within the watery gleam

enter into any further circumstanappear'd,

tial details; and we must therefore Bending to look on me: I started back.” deny ourselves the pleasure of no

ticing several other meritorious perMr. Baily, who has for some time formances, which do great credit to been a sculptor of great promise, the talents of the artists by whom has here produced a work of very they have been produced.

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KING'S THEATRE. That splendid effort of musical gaiety, and the fervid, yet courtly genius, Mozart's opera of Don Gio. gallantry which Ambrogetti infused vanni," was revived on the 27th of into his representation of Don GioJune, for the benefit of Madame vanni, are vividly impressed upon Ronzi de Begnis; and the fulness our memories; but to these Zucchelli of the house at once evinced the laid few pretensions. He was the classic taste of the public, and testi- genteel and gay libertine, but had fied their just appreciation of the less of passion and strength of delitalents of Madame de Begnis. When neation in his performance. His this opera was revived after its long voice and skill as a singer are imslumber by Mr. Ayrton, the princi- measurably superior to Ambrogetti's, pal characters, Zerlina and Don Gio but if he gave the science and melody vanni, were respectively played by of the musician better, he certainly that exquisite singer, Madame Fodor, gave the sense of the poet worse and by that equally excellent actor, than Ambrogetti ; and, in spite of Ambrogetti. The first of these cha Ambrogetti's inferior voice, we must racters is now sustained by Signora say that the feeling which he threw Camporese, whose fine science is not into his songs often charmed us more quite so well adapted to the juvenile than the syren tones of Zacchelli. gaiety and simple pathos, which We particularly felt this in the song ought to be the expression of Zerli of Fin ch'han dal vino," and in the na's vocal effusions of artless pas final scene of the supper, where Amsion. Don Giovanni was sustained brogetti, as if from his heart, used by Signor Zucchelli, and we should to pour forth those beautiful notes have been more pleased with his of a Sosten e gloria d'umanita." We performance, had we not been in the regret the loss of that excellent actor habit for five succeeding years of and singer, Naldi, although latterly seeing it so admirably played by his Leparello began to evince a decay Ambrogetti, whose many excellen- of his physical powers. This opera cies were so powerfully blended in has been repeated with encreased this character as to make it completely success. A new ballet, “ Le Petit his own. It is not, therefore, quite Caperon Rouge," has been brought fair to examine Zucchelli by a stan out, the sole intention of which, we dard, in favour of which our judg suppose, is to exhibit

the surprising ment and our feelings have been so

of Monsieur Paul-this is at strongly prepossessed ; and, judging least the only merit it can pretend him by any ordinary standard of to. Mesdames Noblet and Mercanhistrionic merit, we should not hesi

dotti have, during the month, been tate to bestow upon him a high de in the full exercise of their at once gree of praise. The accuracy of elegant and surprising powers as judgment, the strength of feeling, heroines of the ballet. the gentlemanly humour, the elegant

DRURY LANE THEATRE. At a public meeting of the pro quence of the extra nights on which prietors of this Theatre, held in the the theatre had been opened, they saloon, Mr. Oakley, auditor, reported had now in the hands of their bankthat the income of the theatre had ers the sum of 1,100). for the free renbeen regularly paid by Mr. Elliston, ters; so that he had actually paid, whom he mentioned to them with during the last season, 11,3001. great commendation. He also stated When they came to reflect upon the that Mr. Elliston had not only paid previous circumstances of the contheir rent of 10,2001. but, in conse

cern, they could not but consider this

powers

as an extraordinary change in thea. 33,965l. They had been called upon trical matters. They had, in addi to pay 2,0001. for a loan upon the tion to this, realized the other part theatre, which they did not anticiof their income from houses and pate; but which, upon looking into offices. There was a law charge of the terms of the engagement, was 280). but this, under the peculiar found perfectly just. Agreeably to circumstances under which it had the stipulations held out to the subbeen incurred, must be considered scribers to the loan, the sum of 4,3511. rather as a gain than a loss. Dur was to be paid to them in the course ing the three years that the commit of the next year. The committee tee had held the management of their having already paid three instalments affairs, they were engaged only in of 231. per cent. each with interest, one law-suit, and in that they were up to January last, they had theresuccessful. The utmost expectations fore fulfilled their engagement in a of the committee had been fulfilled. great measure, so that no more than They had got rid of debt much more 3,4001. remained due. Setting aside rapidly than they calculated on, and the nightly receipts, for the new renthere was every prospect that they ters, had been fully acted upon. The would ultimately realize the whole committee confidently calculated that of their property. Mr. Elliston in- they would be able to discharge the tended to make great alterations, whole of the debt within the time, and introduce further embellishments mentioned in the several reports in the theatre, during the recess; made to the proprietors. The comwhich, added to the industrious ef- mittec had fully realized the scheme forts he was making to improve the held out three years back to the pubcompany, would render it as attrac lic. The new renters might have tive as it ever had been in the annals the 1,1001. paid for extra nights, of theatrical history. As far as such whenever they pleased to call for it. property was concerned, nothing Their prospects were much better could be more promising or more than any person a short time back cheering. They had repaid 751. per could venture to hope. From the cent. instalments on their debts; and punctuality and greatattention of Mr. if they had not realized all that they Elliston, he formed the most sanguine owed, they had the most favourable expectations that they would be able prospects before them. The sum of to realize every thing held out to the 11,9731. had been discharged, reduc- proprietors. ing the present amount of debt to

COVENT GARDEN THEATRE This theatre closed for the season ance as Oldbuck. Miss Stephens, on Saturday, June 29, with the mu Miss M. Tree, and Miss Hallande sical drama of the “ Antiquary,in gave some of their most celebrated which Liston made his last appear- airs in their best style.

HAY-MARKET THEATRE. That prolific author, Mr. T. Dib ness of the French school, and din, has already produced two after its attraction consists in Mr. Johnpieces at this theatre, the oneThe son's representation of an enraptured Bill of Farc,” an original piece, and and simple French lover, and in the other, “ Love Letters,'' a trans Madame Vestris's excellent acting, lation from the French ; and, as if to and still better singing, in the chashew that this is the very age of in-, racter of bis adorable. "John Buzby'' vention, or rather of imitation, these is a light and laughable piece, made novelties have been rapidly succeed from the materials of common life; ed by two other pieces from the the characters and incidents of which French, called “ John Buzby, ar a are of course broadly pourtrayed Day's Pleasure," and “ Prter Fin, to suit the stage.

John Buzby, or a New Road to Brighton.The a hosier, has gone nominally to Bill of Fare was sufficiently describ- Deptford, but in fact to Richmond, ed in our last number.

for a day's pleasure, and to get rid Love Letters” has all the light of a termigant wife and his son-in

law, Natty Briggs. Now the wife, fortune being left to him and his imagining Mr. Buzby safe in Kent, daughter, on the simple condition of sets off, unluckily, to Richmond, for never sleeping under the same roof the purpose of promoting the mar with a certain cousin Henry. Now riage of her son, Natty Briggs, with honest Peter Fin had never seen the Cecilia, a rich ward of Mr. Buzby. sea, and resolves to start for BrighNow it so happens, that in the Rich- ton, with his old friend Mr. Morgan; mond stage an interesting young but Mr. Morgan breaks his engagelady (Julia) lately married, is desi- ment, and sends, as a substitute, a rous of getting possession of some friend, Mr. Harry Turleton. Now love letters which she had written to the probibited cousin Henry, being a former flame, Captain Greville, in love with Peter Fin's daughter, and is going to Richmond to induce induces Harry Turleton to drive hoMajor Aubrey, the uncle of Greville, nest Peter during the night in the to procure her the restoration of environs of London, and, assuring these letters. Julia throws herself him that he is on the road to Brighunder the protection of the sedate ton, at length lodge him in the John Buzby, and on Mrs. Buzby's identical house of the said Henry, arrival at Richmond, to her astonish- situated, lying, and being in Bedment, she meets her husband walk- ford-square, which they persuade ing about with a fine woman. We honest Peter is the town of Brighton. need not say that the day of plea- PeterFin,thus sleeping under the roof sure is spoiled with both of them; of the disinherited cousin, of course and poor Mr. Buzby, in his efforts forfeits his title to the fortune which to save Julia, gets involved with her had been left him. Henry thus behusband, as well as with Capt. Gre comes possessed of the bequest, but ville and Major Aubrey. The comic restores all to barmony by marrying incidents arising from these contre Peter Fin's daughter, which was the tems are numerous and irresistibly object of his contrivance.—The suplaughable, and are well set off by position of a fishmonger's living the characters of a loquacious Rich near Turnstile, Holborn, and being mond inn-keeper, and his no less lo persuaded that Bedford-square is the quacious daughter, with a gawkey town of Brighton, is too absurd for country waiter. The general fraças the broadest farce. They should arising from all the mistakes and have conveyed Peter Fin to Fins. misunderstandings is cleared up by bury-square, or at least to a square Major Aubrey; and poor Mr. Buzby, more distant from his home than being extricated from his perplexi Bedford-square. Liston was so irreties, is left to enjoy himself at Rich sistibly comic as Peter Fin, that the mond, and without his wife. The farce could not fail of success. Goldpiece is evidently written for Mr. smith's excellent comedy of “ She Terry, who did ample justice to the Stoops to Conquer,” has been played author.

with the combined talents of Mr. “ Peter Fin, or a New Road to Charles Kemble, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Brighton," represents a fishmonger, Liston. Mrs. Chatterly played Miss who retires from business upon a large Hardcastle with considerable success.

ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE. This theatre opened on July 1, The conflict between love and honor, with the favourite piece of the “ Mil in the breast of a simple peasant, was ler's Maid," and a new Operetta, finely painted by Mr. Emery; and entitled, “ Love Among the Roses, or Miss Kelly's triumph of duty over the Master Key." It is from the pen passion, in persuading Giles, her of Mr. Beazley, and was received lover, to give her up to her father, with decided applause. The “ Mil- and afterwards to his rival, George, ler's Maidderives its merit from its was of the best acting our stage can affording scope for the excellent act boast.-Miss Clara Fisher, a child ing of Mr. Emery and Miss Kelly, of an age at which scarcely any both of whom, in the last scene, talent, and least of all the talent of wrought as pathetic an effect upon discrimination, can be expected, has the audience as we ever witnessed. successively played, The Actress of

All Work - Little Pickle, in the fied with the wel - filled pit and

Spoiled Child;" – and Munden's crowded half-price, which her apfamous character of Crack, in the pearance never fails to induce; while “ Turnpike Gate.” - Her humour, the comic talents of Wilkinson, who and her vivacity are beyond any has not hitherto been seen to advanthing pleasing; and although in the tage here, the sweet singing of Miss “ Actress of All Work” she was, of Carew, and even the admirable, and, necessity, reduced to imitate many at present unequalled acting of Miss of the more adult actresses, she yet Kelly, make but indifferent returns frequently displayed an astonishing to a far from affluent treasury. acuteness of judgment and discri A young lady, of the name of mination. In the “ Spoiled Child" Southwell, has made her debut in she is all that could be wished or Maria, in the “ Spoiled Child," and expected ; and, had she never at was favourably received to a degree tempted any other character, this that restored her to self-possession alone would have acquired her a from the embarrassment of a first singular degree of celebrity: She appearance. A new musical drama, sing's the songs with considerable called, “ All in the Dark, or the sweetness and taste, and her dancing Banks of the Elbe," has been produwould not disgrace a more practical ced and was rather favourably refigurante; while her action and de- ceived. The merits, or rather the portment are extremely natural and attractions of the piece, are of a naunembarrassed. We believe that the ture which so exclusively depends intention of herengagement has been upon the acting, that it would not fully answered to the Proprietors, be fair to the author to detail the who have every reason to be satis- plot, or to criticise its denouément.

PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER,

AND FOREIGN POLITICAL DIGEST.

HOUSE OF LORDS. JUNE 24.-A petition was pre- nion.-Lord King contended that, sented by the Earl of Carnarvon, until the nine millions due to the from the farmers attending the mar: Bank were paid, we had not a shilket at Romford, complaining of the ling of real Sinking Fund; and prejudicial effects of Mr. Peel's bin. urged a further reduction of taxa-The Earl of Liverpool protested tion. The bill was then read a seagainst the doctrine,' that the dis. cond time. tress of the agricultural interest was July 2.-Earl Grey relinquished attributable to Mr. Peel's bill.--The his notice of a motion, for an enquiry Earl of Lauderdale concurred with into the state of the country, not on Lord Liverpool.

the ground, that enough had been JUNE 25.—The Earl of Liverpool done in the way of reducing the moved the second reading of the public expenditure and taxation ; Naval and Military Pensions' Bill; but because he despaired of effecting and described the operation of the any beneficial result.-After much bill, which was, to relieve the public discussion, and several divisions, from a considerable immediate ex the Marriage Act Amendment Bili pense, and to spread that expense was passed; the last division beover a period of forty-five years. ing, for the passing of the bill, 41; The Marquis of Lansdown exposed against it, 18; majority, 23. the inconsistency of the operation of July 5.-A debate took place on the measure with the operation of the motion for the commitment of the Sinking Fund. The Earl of the Corn Importation Bill. — Earl Lauderdale expressed a similar opi- Bathurst dwelt on the importance of

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