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Mr Jobps of Crediton, author of « Dews of Castalie," reviewed Theatre.- Some interesting particulars concerning the Metropolitan in the Literary Journal some time ago, is about to publish, by sub Theatricals will be found in a previous page.So little taste for the scription, a poem in four cantos, entitled, “The Pyramids." Some Drama appears to exist at present in Manchester, that the announceminor poems will be added.
ment of one of the first comic actors of the day-Dowton-in one of The Rev. John Romney is about to publish Memoirs of the Life his favourite characters, attracted a house containing no more than and Works of his father, George Romney, the eminent painter. twenty shilings, which sum the Manager returned, and no perform
A work, entitled " Robert Emmet, or Ireland in 1803," by the Ba. ance took place. The French comedians now in London have rcron Edward Henry, has been recently published in Paris.
cently gained an accession of strength in the person of a clever comic s announced a new volume of poems, under the actor called Bernard Lear.-Caradori and Pasta are both engaged at title of " Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses."
Vienna.-An Italian company are at present performing in ConstanThe Foreign Review is henceforth to be incorporated with the Fo. tinople, and a French one in Smyrna.-We saw a Jersey paper a few reign Quarterly, which will be printed, we believe, in Edinburgh. days ago, by which it appears that theatricals are thriving in that The London University Magazine has been given up, and also the island. The star at present is a black man, who is styled the African daily newspaper, called the Morning Journal.
Roscius.-Yates and the Elephant are attracting crowds in Dublin : ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE NEW EDITION OF THE ENCYCLOPÆDIA they are afterwards to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh.-At our Theatre BRITANNICA.-We are glad to perceive that the publishers of the Miss Isabella Paton concludes her weck's engagement, and takes her new edition of this valuable work are resolved upon making the il. benefit this evening. " Masaniello" was revived on Wednesday lustrations worthy of the literary and scientific contents. We have evening, and Wilson re-appeared in that part. Though in very seen one or two specimens of the new engravings, particularly views different styles, this drama and “ The Youthful Queen" are the two of the west fronts of the Cathedrals at York and at Pisa, and can best new pieces which have been brought out this season. The br. speak of them in the highest terms as beautifully executed specimens
nefits are now commencing, and for the next fortnight we shall have of art.
little else. The Caledonian does not appear to be doing much good, New PORTRAIT OF SIR WALTER Scott.-We had the pleasure which was naturally to be expected as long as the Theatre Royal conof seeing, a few days ago, a Portrait of Sir Walter Scott, painted by tinues open. We believe OLD CERBERUS will have something to say M: Watson Gordon, and now nearly finished. We consider it the
concerning theatrical matters next Saturday. best likeness which has yet been taken of the Author of Waverley. He is represented sitting in the dress he usually wears in the country
WEEKLY LIST OF PERFORMANCES. & short green coat, and light yellow waistcoat; his hands rest upon
May 15–21. his walking stick in an attitude at once easy, natural, and graceful. Mr Gordon has, in this picture, entirely avoided the fault which painters SAT. The Country Girl, No! & The Weathercock. or celebrated persons are too apt to fall into that of attempting to | MON. The Belle's Stratagem, The Day after the Wedding, and attach to the countenance some vague, ideal, and indescribable ex.
Mary Stewart. pression of genius, much more calculated ad captandum vulgus, than TUES. A Bold Stroke for a Husband, 'Twas I, and the Wood to satisfy those who look for truth to nature. It is always the excep
Demon. tion to find a great man carrying in his features the visible stamp of
Wed. The Honey Moon, , Masaniello. that greatness. None but the unthinking would ever expect to see
THURS. The Wil, & Do. the Lady of the Lake, or Guy Mannering, written on Sir Walter Scott's face, any more than they would hope to catch Lalla Rookh
FRK. The Suspicious Husband, f Do. peeping from under Mr Moore's eyebrow, or the Pleasures of Hope lurking in some dimple of Mr Campbell's chin. The truth is, there is little that is very peculiar in the predominant expression of Sir
TO OUR READERS. Walter Scott's face. His hair is now of a silver grey, he has a narrow In order to make room for the favours of our advertising friends, but a very lofty forehead, his eye is of a light bluish grey, his nose we have of late been more than once obliged to encroach upon the is a very shapeless and unclassical combination of bone, skin, and space allotted to our literary matter. To atone for this we shall pre.
space allotted to our muscle, his mouth is large, (as the mouths of most clever people are,)
sept our readers next Saturday with a double Number, containing and has a sweet and mild expression ; his cheeks and chin are deeply
an additional half sheet of letter-press, and enriched with many armarked with the lines of thought. The mental states most common- | ticles by writers of celebrity, among which will be an interesting ly represented by his countenance, are either a complete abstraction
paper on the General Assembly. from the external world, and consequently an absence of all play of
We also take this opportunity of mentioning that there is now in feature, or a pleasant and humorous expression, somewhat sly and
preparation as a frontispiece to the third volume of the LITERARY arch, or what the Scotch call pawky, betraying itself by the twinkling
JOURNAL, an engraving, from the most striking portrait of the Er. of the eye, and a certain puckering up of the corners of the mouth.
TRICK SHEPHERD which has yet been painted, and which is to be Sir Walter Scott's most intimate friends, who have seen him in the
executed expressly for this work. We shall state some further paract of composing his most popular works, will allow that they have
culars concerning it ere long. seldom or never been able to trace upon his countenance the operations of his intellect to any extent beyond what we have now indica
TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. ted. Mr Watson Gordon, aware of this fact, has contented himself with giving us the man as he is, and the result is a strong, character | The account of the rise and progress of the French Institution, istic, and highly pleasing likeness. We are glad to understand that as also communications from the Ettrick Shen
as also communications from the Ettrick Shepherd, and others are this portrait is to be engraved by Horsburgh for the new edition of unavoidably postponed till next Saturday. The name mentioned by the Novels.-We may take this opportunity of mentioning, that « Proteus" is not in our list of subscribers, and we have some doubts Mr Gordon has likewise painted lately, an exceedingly striking and whether he gives it seriously or not. However, he will find his voable portrait of Alexander Alexander, a man of very remarkable for lume of poetry marked as he desires at our publishers on Monday. tunes, whose Memoirs are about to be published by Black wood.
Our sins of omission and commission, to which he alludes, must LOTHIAN'S NEW MAP OP EDINBURGH AND ITS ENVIRONS.We remain, we suspect, in statu quo. The poetry of “ R. S."-"R. L." have been favoured with an early copy of this new plan of the city
and of our Forfar correspondent, shall if possible have a place.--"The
Morning Star," by « R. H." of Glasgow, contains some poetical of Edinburgh and map of its environs, contained on one large sheet,
thoughts and diction, but is unequal.-We think it our duty to pubcalculated either for a roller, boards, or case. From the examination we have given it, we think we may pronounce it the best and com.
lish the following lines as probably the worst we have ever received: pletest plan of Edinburgh we have yet seen. It is executed by Mr
ON DEATH. Claud Shaw, civil engineer and surveyor, and is adapted to illustrate
Oh Death ! thou grimmest of the grin, not only the present state and intended improvements of the city,
Thou who dost all subdue; but also the antiquities, traditionary and historical-an interesting
On whom thou look'st his life's but slim, and hitherto almost neglected department. For this purpose, a
All bend the knee to you. number of printed references are given, which will be found exceedingly useful. The sheet is also embellished with nineteen marginal
To some thou'rt welcome,-to others not ; views in Edinburgh, very beautifully engraved from spirited draw
To some thou art a load; ings by Thomas H. Shepherd. Altogether, it is as creditable and at
By the wicked thou art ne'er forgot, tractive a production of the kind as could be desired.
But long'd for by the sons of God. Theatrical Gossip.-Lablache, the new singer at the Italian Opera,
The guilty tremble, as well they may, appears likely to become a great favourite." He has a giant person,"
For see Heaven they'll never; says the Spectator, “ and a giant bass to suit it. His voice is of great
There is at hand a judgment day, depth, but flexible, and managed with accomplished skill. His acting is of the best quality of bufo performance-full of the part, but
When they'll sink down, alas! for ever. never running into extravagance.” Lalande is not making much The author of this lucubration promises that if it is inserted we progress in public estimation. The boy Burke (by the by he has shall hear from him ne
shall hear from him again; we willingly, however, release him from been a boy a good while now) is playing with great eclat at the Surrcy this promise.
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| work, of which he has begun to consider the one in hand only a subordinate part. Thus, he proposed in his “ Bio
grapbia Literaria” to give the history of his literary life On the Constitution of Church and State, according to the and labours ; but coming to speak of his share in the
idea of each ; with Aids towards a Right Judgment of Lyrical Ballads, he enters upon an elucidation of the printhe Catholic Bill. By S. T. Coleridge, Esq., R. A., ciples of Wordsworth's poetry; and, apropos of this subR.S.L. One voluine, post 8vo. Second Edition. | ject, he conceives the idea of laying down canons for the London. Hurst, Chance, and Co.
P. 241. | criticism of poetry in general, in order to do which sysThe Revenues of the Church of England not a Burden tematically, he finds it necessary to set out with an enupon the Public. London. John Murray. 1830.
quiry into the distinction between Fancy and ImaginaPp. 104.
tion ;--by way of preface to this investigation, he enters
into a discussion of the first principles of metaphysics, We doubt whether any man living has exercised so and by the time he has got well through this preliminary pervading an influence on the English literature of his matter, his mind misgives him, he postpones the demonday, as Coleridge. Byron, Wordsworth, and Southey, stration of the difference between Fancy and Imagination Jeffrey, De Quincy, and Hazlitt,- poets, critics, ino- till after the publication of his great work on the Logos, ralists, and politicians,—scarcely one individual can be and here he abruptly terminates the whole chain of en. named, who has not, directly or indirectly, had his views | quiry. and opinions formed or modified by the precepts and ex- It is not by what he has done, but by what he has sugample of Coleridge. Yet, when we come to consult his gested, orally and in books, in prose and in verse, that Colepublished works, it is difficult to recognise in them the ridge has given direction to the literary energy of the day. inaster mind which thus sways all the rest. We find, Altbough he has completed nothing, yet every sentence it is true, magnificent diction and imagery, comprehen- teems with the germs of thought, which have ripened in sive and profound views of nature,—but no clearness, other minds, though not in his own. It is impossible to no completeness. We are dazzled and astounded by read a page in his works, without being set a-thinking ; his gorgeous and overwhelming thoughts, we are struck and every now and then we stumble upon some fragment by the momentous truths which he is momentarily an- of clear and weighty ratiocination. The work now benouncing; but we feel only half instructed. It is like fore us, the perusal of which has set us upon recalling the listening to the voice of an oracle, which leaves us in peculiarities of one to whom we owe so much, is like all greater doubt and confusion than we were before. We its predecessors. It is a bundle of fragments. It is the are convinced that something is to be learned of which continuation of an attempt to state a fundamental prinwe had previously no conception ; but the mighty truth ciple in political science, which the authorstrove, but in is only indicated at intervals, like the bold promontories vain, to express clearly, first, in the Morning Post, and of some mountain range, which start forth, here and afterwards in the Friend. He has succeeded this time there, through the shifting masses of voluminous clouds, in bringing it a little more into tangible form ; but he is glowing with reflected lights of gold and purple.
still any thing rather than clear The key to this enigma is to be sought in the character The work consists of two parts. The first, which ocof Coleridge's mind, the most prominent features of which cupies the greater part of the volume, is devoted to the are capacious intellect, high imaginative power, ambition, elucidation of a theory of the British constitution in and indolence. His understanding seems to pervade all Church and State ; the second, which is brief enough, nature, and to take interest in all investigations, from dry contains an attempt to demonstrate that the late Catholic enquiries into the aftinities of words, numbers, and ab- bill does not infringe upon any fundamental principle of stract form, to those more vital questions of metaphysics, that constitution. ethics, and theosophy, which haunt the mind like a pas- Passing over some preliminary generalities, explanasion. In all this he is aided, to a great extent, by his tory of the difference between the words idea and conimagination. It is his imagination which enables himception, and also of the doctrine of a social contract, Mr to piece all his fragments of experience into one harmo. Coleridge comes to speak of the English Constitution. nious whole, and to impart to the language in which he | " It is,” he remarks, "the chief of many blessings deenunciates his thoughts that spirit of poetry wbich ele- rived from the insular character and circumstances of vates and sustains them. A naturally indolent frame of our country, that our social institutions have formed thembody, however, confirmed by indulgence, has had its usual selves out of our proper needs and interests ; that, long effect of relaxing the actirity of his mind, and has induced and fierce as the birth-struggle and the growing pains him to rest contented with being a recipient of know-have been, the antagonist powers have been of our own ledge, without adding to his acquisitions the art of com system, and have been allowed to work out their final municating the fruit of his researches to others. When balance with less disturbance from external forces than he does man bimself to the task of writing, he lays his was possible in the continental states.” He also lays foundation on such a gigantic scale, that his perseverance down the maxim, that" In order to correct views refails long before he can complete bis fabric. He gene-specting the Constitution, in the more enlarged sense of rally leaves off in the middle, with a promise to conclude the term, viz. the Constitution of the nation, we must, in the subject in some yet more extensive and systematic | addition to a grounded knowledge of the stute, have a