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for the present, assigued the annual sum of means of perfecting the mariner's compass. 12,000 Rorios.
His discovery has been submitted to the inThe Catalogue of Easter Fair, at Leipsic, vestigation of the Italian Institute, which has contained upwards of 1700 new works, and approved of the invention. 800 translations, works in continuation, and improved editions.
A clergyman of Iceland, named Johnston, ITALY.
has recently translated the Paradise Lost of A Venetian engineer bas discovered a Millon, into Icelandic verse.
ART. 9, RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.
CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES TO CHINA.
Rome, Oct. 1.
Tidergone a serious persieculiona bathintya
than 4000 parishes in France destitute of mi
nisters. The consequences of such a want THE Jesuit Missionaries in China have in- of religious instruction may be easily con
ceived. three Cbristian converts were put to death,
Baplism of Bells. On - Jast, the princi. at one time, by cruel tortures. Before this pal bell in the Church of Notre Dame, at Verpersecution, 60.000 Christians were under sailles, was baptized according to ancient the care of this mission.
usage; it received the names of the Duke and Nov. Sth. The infant son of the Count de Dutchess of Angouleme, who were representBlacas, French Ambassador at Rome, was ed by the Prince de Poix, Governor of the Pa. baptized on the 16th inst. The Cardinal Gon. lace of Versailles, and the Dutchess de Damas. salvi, who stood proxy for the Pope, as god
GREAT BRITAIN. father, after the ceremony, put round the neck of the infant a collar of lapis lazuli,
Tract Societies on the plan of the Religious to which was attached a medal, set in bril. Tract Society of London, are extensively orliants. and enclosing a relic of the real cross. ganized, not only throughout this Kingdom,
Father G., a Jesuit, expresses himself as fol. but over the Continent of Europe. The same lows, respecting the treasures of art, &c, system bas, likewise, been adopted with sucwhich ilave been brought back from Paris to cess in the United States of America. the monastery of St. Peter, at Erfurt : Mr. Morrison writes from China, that hay. “ Among the relics are many bighly valuable, ing finished the translation of the book of which may be regarded as diamonds of the Genesis, which be has sent to England, he is finest water; as, for example, nine of the occupied in translating the Psalms. He is sculls of the 11.000 virgins, a piece of a gown also about to print an edition of the New of the Virgin Mary, the tuning hammer be. Testament, 8000 copies duodecimo, and longing to David's barp, and many other si- 1500 octavo. milar treasures, in comparison with which
The 73d annual conference of the preachibe French contributions appear as nothing!" ers in the connexiou of the late Rev. John
[We have heard of a devotee who pretend- Wesley, was lately held in London: the foled to be possessed of the identical sword that lowing is a recapitulation of the number of Balaan wish'd for, to smite his ass withal. It members in the Society, and of regular trawould have assorted admirably with most of velling preachers :the articles in the above collection.}
In Great Britain,
• 191,680 In Ireland,
28,542 His Imperial Majesty has sent four persons In France,
35 to London, to make themselves acquainted
10 with the Lancastarian System of Education, At Gibraltar, with a view to its introduction into Russia.
At Sierra Leone,
129 This will of course facilitate the circulation
At the Cape of Good Hope,
42 of the Scriptures.
50 A lady of rank in Russia is about to publish
In the West Indies,
18,038 "An Account of Protestant Missions, with a view to promote Missionary Efforts in the
241,319 Russian Empire." In these important de In America, signs, she has the able assistance of the Rev.
167,978 Mr. Pinkerton.
43,182 It has been stated, that there are no less Total,
452,484 VOL. 1. NO. 1.
Art. 10. POETRY.
My whole's a charm religion bland
Does on her lowliest votary shed,
That can the cheerless heart expand, N
And sbield from harm the houseless head. By sultry day, in woody dell, At shadowy eve, on the moon-light lawn,
The mystic spell to love is known, Sweet Solitude, I own thy spell!
Nor less to love than virtue dear,
'Tis Venus' cestus. beanty's zone, The soul is then in unison,
The magic cincture of the fair. Whilst silence reigns o'er the sylvan scene,
E. And sadress smiles, with the dew-eyed morn,
Or fondly weeps, by the pale moon's sheen. But when in pleasure's gayest mart, From the New (British) Monthly MaMid gairish fashion's giddy crowd,
gazine. Thou broodest in the lonely heart, How frightful thou, Solitude !
Translation of Miss Bailey,' a popular Songs E.
inio Monkish Latin, by the late Rer. G. H.
nec fato, merita nec morte peribat,'
Sed misera ante dien.' beauty and accomplishments, a blossom of the
Seduxit miles virginem, receptus in hyberais, hop-vine.
Præcipitein quæ laqueo se transtulit avernis In eastern climes, I've beard it said,
Impransus ille restitit, sed acrius potabat : Love's vows are, oft, in flowers convey'd, Et conscius facinoris.--per vina clamilahat,And that the lover's fate is read,
• Miseram Baliam! infortunatam Baliam, In nosegay cull’d by gentle maid.
* Proditam, traditam, miserrimam-que Baliam.' To scan this fragrant blossom's scope,
Ardente demum sanguine, dum repsit ad cubile, Must, then, my anxious thought employ; Ah, belle proditorcule, patrasti fectum vile ! Ah, might I deem it augur'd hope,
Nocturnæ candent lampades.-Quid Multa ? 'Twould make me hop, indeed, for joy.
Ante ora stabat militis, dixitque fumans ira, But should the acrid herh portend,
• Aspice Baliam ! infortunatam, &c. That bilter fate I inly fear,
* Abito !-cur me corporis pallore exanimnasti? Th’ill.omen'd plant, ai least, sliell lend
• Perfidius munusculuin mi vir administrasti, Its od'rous low'r, to crown my bier.
• Pererro ripas Stygias, recusat justa Pontifex, E.
• Suicidam Quæstor nuncupat, sed tua culpa CHARADE.
carnifex. My first can ne'er forsake the good,
• Tua culpa carnifex, qui violasti Baliam My second, inarks the great ;
• Proditam, &c.' My third has still unaltered stood,
· Sunt mi bis deni Solidi, quam nitidi, quam Amidst each change of fale.
• Hos accipe et honores cauponabere sepulchri.' My sourth and fifth, you scarce can miss, Tum lemuris non facies, ut antea, iracundior They're read in nature's faintest trace,
digentum videns numerat fit ipsa vox jucundior And bere, or at th' antipodes,
• Salve mihi corculum, lusisti satis Baliam, They stare you, ever, in the face.
• Vale mihi Corculum.-Nunc lude si vis aliam.'
ART 11. THESPIAN REGISTER.
universally enjoyed as theatrical exbibi- lessons of wisdom through this medium. tions. The drama is among the proudest ef. There have not been wanting commentators forts of genius in every language ; and one who have fancied that they found, in the wbich is eminently calculated, when the sacred eclogue of Job, the rudiments of a moral of the piece is in accordance with the drama. In Greece and Rome, at the periods moral sense of mankind, to produce salutary of their greatest refinement, the theatre impressions on the heart. Scenic represen- was the pride and the ornament of the repub. tation is, in fact, embodying sentiment, and lic; it was supported, as a common benefit, personifying precept. Such is the obvious at the public expense; it was resorted to by dignity and utility of composition of this the old for amusement, and by the young for cast, that ihe most distinguished writers and instruction; in short, it formed a part of the
system of national education, and was close. moral, or rather its want of it, may be ly allied to the national religion.
learned from the review of it on our 16th In more modern times, a Shakspeare, a page. It was very much, and not always Milton, an Addison, a Young, a Thomson, Mr. Cooper, in the character of Bertram,
judiciously, curtailed in the representation. a Johnson, and a Goldsmith, bave not thought played some scenes with spirit, but on the it noworthy either of their talents, or their whole fell below himself. Mrs. Barnes, in virtues, to contribute to the fascinations of qual in her performance.' She bas many of
Imogine, was touching in passages, but une
the requisites of an actress, but fails to proNor need the profession of an actor stamp duce all the effect that she is calculated a stigma on the character ; though, unfortu: 10 give, from an intonation of ber voice,
which seems to be affected ; but which, if it nately, the characters of actors have, too be patural, is still unpleasant. Mrs. Grooften, broughi disgrace upon the profession. shou's voice is evidently a forcod one ; but The death of Roscius was deplored by Ci- like.
one wbich we can never be forced to cero, and lamented as a calamity to Rome ; In the afterpiece, Mr. Hilson made some and Moliere and Garrick, in later days, en- fun in Numpo: wbicb admits of nothing bet. joyed the intimacy and possessed the esteem lor; and Messrs. Jones & Pritchard did jus
tice to their parts. of the most illustrious of their cotemporaries. We have thought it uecessary to say thus
Wednesday Evening, April 2. much in vindicatiou of theatrical entertain. Richard III.- Paul and Virginia. ments, because we are aware that many Mr. Cooper, in Richard, exhibited a fine good people indulge a prejudice against specimen of able ucling : his suit to lady them. We areinduced to notice the performan. bis interview with his mother and Elizabeth,
Ann, his subsequent cruelty towards ber, ces on the New York boards, in the hope of bis dream and dread, and bis dying scene, purging our stage from those impurities whicb whilst they gave scope to his powers, were bave given too strong grounds for that preja. their extent and variety. If we saw any
executed in a manner, that evinced at once dice. Our remarks, except in reference to thing to reprehend, it was bis giving, at those indelicacies and improprieties which times, to the cold, heartless sarcasms of the are generally offensive, are seldom tinctured hypocritical tyrant, too much the semblance with severity. We have observed many Lady Ann. Mr. Pritchard acquitted bios self
of waggery. Mrs. Barnes was interesting in inaccuracies, particularly in pronunciation, handsomely in Buckingham, as did Mr. Simpof which we have, here, taken no note. We son in Richmond. In fact, the performance bave not wished to appear hypercritical in of the piece was generally creditable to the the outset, but we shall be more strict, here. ticularly clever in the Duke of York.
company. Little Miss Brundige was paralter, in marking transgressions, especially There was some good singing in the afteragainst orthoëpy.
piece, and as much good acting as the naIt is but fair , bowever, to acknowledge ture of it would allow. But we experienced
more grief, in seeing the pathetic story of that our theatre possesses many attractions. Paul and Virginia turned into a farce, than The company is respectable, the scenery we derived mirth from its merriment. well executed, and the dresses remarkably rich and appropriate. Mr. Hilson is, perhaps,
Friday Evening, April 4. the first comedian on the continent; Mr.
King Lear.-Lock and Key. Robertson and Mr. Pritchard are able actors ; arduous in the whole range of the drama.
The character of Lear is, perhaps, the most Mr. Simpson has taleots for light comedy ; It requires the ntinost exertions of the most Mr. Barnes personates old men wonderfully consummate actor to come up to the expec, well. Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Darley are de- tation of the part ; lo say that Mr. Cooper did
not fall below it, would be bis highest praise. servedly favourites, and Mrs. Baldwin is a We were, on the whole, not dissatisfied with capital duenna.
his performance ; and this is no negative en
comium. Mr. Simpson conceived Edgar Monday Evening, March 31. justly, and played it with effect. Mr. Hilson, Bertram, or the Castle of st. Aldrobrand.- in Kent, acquitted himself well. Mr. Darley 'Tis all a Farce.
over did Oswald. The plot of this tragedy, as well as its Mrs. Barnes, in the interesting character of
Cordeliả, appeared to great advantage, and author of the Honey-Moon, &c. It is a very won upon our esteem.
indifferent play, though the author bas pilIn the farce, Mr. Barnes, in Brummagum, fered plot, incident, character, and language, and Mr. Hilson in Ralph, made a great deal from most of the popular dramatists, from of sport. Mr. Pritchard played Captain Vain Shakspeare downwards. with case and spirit. The house was crowded. Patchwork is always an indication of po
verty, and of whatever materials composed, Saturday Evening, April 5. produces but a mean etfect. Mr. Tobin's Macbeth — Prisoner at Large. audacity, in his plagiarisms, is much more Mr. Woodhull, for whose benefit the piece conspicuous than hisingenuity in the managewas announced, played the part of Macbeth, ment of bis plunder. He has, in truth, been which, taking into consideration that it was guilty of only pelly larceny, for he has stolen his third appearance on the stage, he execu- nothing of value in all bis thefts. But throwted in a manner that warrants a bope of future ing novelty, probability, and morality, out of excellence. He did great justice to some the question, as the author seems to have scenes ; and if he appeared io fail in others, done, we may find some amusement in the we were inclined to attribute il, rather to Guardians. The whole strength of the comdiflidence arising from a want of familiarity pany was brought out in aid of the piece, with the boards, and auginented by the dis- and we were gratified with much good acting. couraging aspect of a thin house, than to Mr Hilson personated Hint to admiration. any defect of capacity: his voice, however, Mr. Robertson, in Charles Sedgemore, gave is not sutficiently tutored, and though his at. evidence of his acquaintance with the charactitudes are not ungraceful, the management ter of a gentleman. He played off no airs, of his arms is awkward, and the mismanage- exhibited no swaggering, affected no bustle. ment of his fingers is distressing. Mr. Simp. Mr. Pritchard played Barlon with his accusson was very well in Macduft, and Duncan, tomed propriety. Banquo, Malcolm, and Lenos, were respec. Mrs. Darley exhibited great ease in the tably filled by Messrs. Anderson, Pritchard, character of the vivacious lady Welgrove. Carpender, and Darley.
The other parts were, generally, well supMrs. Groshon very agreeably disappointed ported. us in lady Macbeth from her performance of The afterpiece derived all its interest which wecannot witbhold our commendation. from the splendour with wbich it was got
The afterpiece is a broad farce, at which up. we could not help smiling, though we smiled at onselves for só doing. There are some
Friday Evening, April 11. equivocal espressions put into the mouths of The Guardians, or the Faro Table.—Woud the characters, which convey a meaning of
man's Hill unequivocal ind-licacy. We protest against The performers, generally in the Guardian, this practice. When wil is purchased at the showed proficiency in their parts. The price of decency, its value is diminished in Melo-drama of the Woodman's hui, is interproportion to the sacrifice. At any rale, al. esting, as well in its incident, as its scenery. lusions of the kind we are condemning, Mrs. Barnes's Amelia is charining ; Mr. should not be permitted in public. Modesty Jones deserved and received applause in the should not be compelled to licar, what it Woodman. would blush to repeat.
Saturday Evening, April 12. Monday Evening. April 7.
The Robbers. - Aladdin. Ba!lle of New Orleans ---- The Apprentice. This is a German tragedy in the worst style The Blazing Sun.
of German taste, and German morality. It This heing a holiday, (Ester Monday) is distressing throughout; but the catastrophe the entertainments were calculated for the is shocking. It is a penance to witness the audience that usually attend on such occa- representation of a piece. the performance of sions, and were well suited to their taste. which is painful in proportion as it is perfect; The play does not merit criticisin. We pre- and which leaves on the mind an improssion sume, the writer's intentions were good, but as difficult to be eflaced, as it is dreadful to his piece will never give any additional eclat contemplate. The iendency of this play, is, 10 the exploit it is designed to celebrate : in every respect, pernicious ; its blasphemy fortunately, it is not in the power of eiller is horrible; we wish it were altogriber profolly, or malice. to render it ridiculous, though scribed by the public. We augur well from the representation of it was truly so.
the thinness of the house, which we willing.
ly attribute to the general disapprobation of Wednesday Evening. April 9. this unnatural drama. The Guardians, or the Faro Table.- Ninth Mr. Robertson's Charles de Moor was im. Staine.
pressive. Mr. Pritchard performed Francis de This is a new comedy, by J. Tobin, Esq. Moor, in a very superior style. He is an ac
tor of great talent, and may aspire to excel. sing. Miss Johnson, in Albina Mandeville, lence in the highest walks of his profession. transcended the bigb expectations we had Mr Carpender acquitted himself remarkably formed. We were delighted with her viva. well in Herman. He divested himself of city and childishness. She introduced, with much of that stiffness which renders him singular propriety, the wild and charming usually so ungraceful and monotonous. Mr. song of the Cossack, which she accompanied Balduin played Speigelburg in a very lame with her harp, and to which she gave equal
Mr. Anderson did Rolla better. effect with her voice and her instrument. Mr. Jones's Count de Moor was a very re. The audience atiested their satisfaction by no spectable performance.
equivocal evidences. Mrs. Darley did great justice to the inte Mr. Barnes did great justice to Sir Solomon resting character of Anielia.
Cynic Mr. Simpson was unusually happy in Aladdin is a magnificent spectacle : the story Howard. Mr. Pritchard, in Nanderille, did of which is taken from the Arabian Nights. not play with his wopted animation. Mrs. Mrs. Barnes played Aladdin with great spirit Baldwin bit off Mrs. Rigid to the life and nuirete, and was deservedly applauded. In the afterpiece, Mr. Hilson, in Michael, Mr. Pritchard played with his usual judgment showed that his talents are not confined to in Abenazac. Mrs Baldwin performed Mus. that cast of characters, in which levity pretapha very well. Her forle is in characters dominates. Such entertainments as have of this cast.
closed the performances of this, and the pre
ceding evening, are infinitely preferable to Monday Evening, April 14. the lawdry pageant of a meló drama. The Worlil in a village.--Who's Who. The performances of this evening went off rather heavily. There was nothing in
Saturday Evening, April 19. them worthy of special notice.
The Child of Nature.- Rosina, or the Reaperi.
Miss JOHNSON performed in both these Wednesday Evening, April 16. pieces. As Amanthis, she was sufficiently As you Like II.- The Children in the Wood. uusophisticated, and lent an interest 10 the
The part of Rosalind was played by Miss part by her youth, ber beauty, and her ingeJohnson, a young lady of great beauty. and nuousness. We do not, bowever, admire very extraordinary talents, who performed the play itself, as much as many others profor a few nights, in the early part of the sea fess to do. Its title is a misnomer :- It is any
She was greeted by the audience with thing but a delineation of traits of nature. Mr. the most cheering plaudits. She is quite a Pritchard, Mr. Robertson, and Mr. Simpson, novice, but we have every thing to hope from gave strength to the piece in the prominent the maturity of her powers. Her counte. characters. Mrs. Baldwin played spiritedly nance is highly animated, and susceptible and with gout in the Marchioness. Rosina was of every variety of expression. The tones well supported by Miss Johnson; who was, of her voice are exquisitely fine, though she herself, supported by nobody. Mr Darley is not always full in her cadence. Without was, indeed, indifferent, in Mr. Belyille. He being affecied, she is too studied, and too sings well, except that his articulation is so emphatic. She sings enchantingly.
indistinct, that the wbole force of the sentiMr. Hilson was very great in Touchsłone ; ment of his songs is lost. Mr. Darley has he possesses equal discrimination and versa. not made the slightest progress for years, in tilily. Mr. Pritchard was tolerable in Jaques; the walk of his profession. Is it because he is Mr. Robertson indifferent in Adam, and Mr. deficient in talent or in ambition ? Mr. Simpson worse than indifferent in Orlando. Banker's performance of capt. Belville was We were disgusted by a great deal of ribald- contemptible. This young man is not, howrý, which is unnecessarily retained in the re- ever, so wanting in capacity, as he is redunpresentation of this comedy.
dant in complacency. ' If he did not think he In the afterpiece, Mr. Pilson played Wal. had already attained to perfection he might ler. with his usual justness Little Miss Bron- arrive at mediocrity. Miss Dellinger is much dige, in the female child, showed great quick- such another fixture as Mr. Darley. She has ness of apprehension.
not made the least improvemeni in three or
four years; yet there is ample room for it. Friday Evening, April 18. Should she seriously set about amendment, The Will, or School for Daughters.-- Adopted we would advise her, as the first step towards Child,
it, to leave off a distressing habit she has of The playing of this evening was such, as catching her breath, after every word she we bave seldom the grutification of witnes. utters.