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JACK ASHORE : Carey & Hart.-This is one of those Nauti- ment the moment it is set in motion. The early part of the
cal novels, which of late years have, to a considerable extent, performance is particularly so and might, we think, be altered
been popular among the readers of light literature ; a passion to the great advantage of the piece. Oue thing let us especially
for which, was engendered by the writings of Marryalt, and commend to his notice, a judicious curtailment of the passages
while these were marked with delicacy of language and natu-, abounding with too much inflated sentiment, which in their situ-
ral incidents, deserved and received a liberal encouragement ation are altogether out of place and detract much from the
but Marryatt presuming upon his success, ventured to overstep strength of Mr. Power's own representation. However well he
the modesty of nature and run riot in the regions of folly. The may speak the language, still feeling will implant itself in
author of Jack Ashore, is too much addicted to this-he appears the breast, that he whose accustomed province is the ridiculous
to hold no restriction over his expressions, he gives loose to can never tread in that of the sublime. His “ Last Legs,"
the excited impulses of his imagination and deals out broad is all that the lover of fun can desire, a more amusing trifle per-
sides of oaths and asseverations without the least regard to haps was never seen. The “ Happy Man" although not equal
morality or the delicacy of his readers. We are sorry for this, to this production is nevertheless a capital entertainment.
as it serves to militate against his success, and Mr. Howard is

OLYMPIC.This little Theatre has been redecorated with an author, who, without doubt, is endowed with the faculty of

great taste, and is in the full tide of fortune. This establishinvention, the principal and essential ingredient in a novel

ment is entitled to particular consideration and support for the writer. However, we can assure those individuals who are not over fastidious that they will in Jack Asbore, find much to neatness, correctness and decorum, wbich every where pervades

both the audience and stage department, and while the same amuse them.-Wiley & Putnam.

attention is manifested by Mr. Mitchell, we are sure his exer

tions will meet with a corresponding patronage from the public. THEATRICALS.

THE New NATIONAL is nearly comploted, and opens early The Park has once more commenced successful operations' the present month. Report speaks highly of the beauty and for the season. "The divine Fanny!" which appellation, by elegance of the building. In our noxt we shall take an opporthe way, we cannot see the wit or meaning of, for the first for- tunity to inform our readers of the quality of the performers night continued to draw a series of the most fashionable and

and performances. crowded houses. There has been upon this lady, however, lavished an inordinate and almost fulsome adulation that very much reflects upon the character of our country. Genius at all

EDITORS' TABLE. times deserves, and should receive, the generous meed of encouragement, but when we observe a servile worship, an uiter To Our SUBSCRIBERS.-At the commencement of the present prostration of commou sense and a sacrifice of every feeling of volume we took occasion to express our pleasure at the numerself-respect on the shrine of folly, we cannot but pause in pityous and unprecedented accession to our subscription list-and and exclaim in disgust

we are now proud to acknowledge an additional increase of “Can such things be

nearly five thousand new names, in the short space of six And overcome us like a summer cloud,

months. A strong evidence of the high character of the publiWithout our special wonder."

cation. The contents of the next volume, we promise our subWe marvel much if such ebullitions of popular approbation scribers, will in po way fall deficient in their accustomed excelwere erer manifested to the best and greatest of our forefathers, lence. We have made arrangements with several new contribuwho achieved our rights and liberties at the peril of their lives. tors whose writings have placed them high in the ranks of literIt is almost sacrilege, we know, to express such a supposition, ture. These added to the valuable names which already have the comparison of character and circumstances being so widely adorned and will still continue to illumine our pages, must place different, but it is impossible for us not to put forth our hearty the “Companion” in the very foremost walk of American Magadisapproval of the silly conduct evinced by our city during the zipes. professional career of this lady. That she is the mistress of her

The typographical department which is one of its particular art-the very goddess of grace and motion, we readily and characteristics, will receive our strictest attention. cheerfully admit. That she should receive the warmest demon-vings which have elicited the highest encomiums, will still be strations of public patronage we also allow—but there is a point confided to the execution of that admirable artist, Dick, while when admiration merges into folly—and should receive the the musical branch of the work is under the critical acumen censure of every individual of sense and spirit. For the honor and scientific taste of a distinguished composer. With these of our city, we trust, however, that it was only the beated fancies remarks we close our thirteenth volume, suggesting, to such as of foreign minds, actuated by foolish habits, and a few of the

are not already subscribers, that the November number will youthful hearts of our own community, intoxicated by the faci- i afford them an excellent opportunity to add their names to the nating figure and elegance of the beautiful danseuso. Partly roll of our already pumerous supportors. during the engagement of this lady, and afterwards, Mr. Buckstone, the successful dramatist of above a hundred pieces, which BUNKER Hill MONUMENT FAIR.- This being an affair devihave delighted almost every play-goer, performed a series of sed and executed by the daughters of Massachusetts, to acquire characters in his own productions. His acting is of that quaint, sufficient funds to aid in the completion of this great national quiet, natural style that is not adapted to suit the mass, conse- undertaking, we consider that an outline of the order of the quently an inferior actor with buffoonery and grimace will be exhibition, and an enumeration of the principal names of the more likely to command the applause of the million, but in fair creatures who contributed the offerings of their mind and the performances of Mr. Buckstone there is a truth to nature, labor on the occasion, will not be out of place, and also will and a just conceptiou of character which will ever command gratify our distant Lady Companions, who may have heard of the praise of the judicious. The opinion of one of which is it, but cannot, from vague information, acquire any correct idea “ worth a whole theatre of others." The next star in the thea of its extent and character. In all ages and countries the most trical hemisphere was the facetious and mirth-inspiring son of memorable actions which have obtained the meed of praise, Momus, Mr. Power, who for three weeks contrived to keep the either for moral, intellectual or charitable character, have been risible faculties of his patrons in continual play. In the course greatly indebted to the harmonizing influence of woman. In of his engagement, several new pieces were produced, anong whatever station of life you find her, you find that the better which we may particularize “How to Pay Rent," “ His Last virtues of the heart are there. Look at her in the confiding Legs," and "The Happy Man." The first of which, written by purity of soul, staking her all on the being that she loves. If himself, is a very entertaining farce, although some of its scenes adversity come, and the barque of domestic bliss should founder, are of too prosy a character, quenching the spirit of merri to the last moment of existence she will cling to the mate of

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her bosom-murmuring not, or repining, but with her sweet speare, said, that he who tries to recommend him by select face smiling away the gloom of despondency and abining in quotations, will succeed like the peasant in Hierocles, who, her love like the sun of the morning through a rainbow of when he offered his house for sale, carried a brick in bis tears. In her moments of prosperity, how beautiful she ap- pocket as a specimen, so will the same remark be applicable to pears, moving like an angel in the rober of purity, diffusing Shaksperian lecturers. As this, however, is only our opinion, bliss and happiness around, and when the cry of misery falls as far as regards the subject matter, it does not, in the least, upon ber ear, is she not the first to seek out the sufferer and detract from the excellent quality of Mr. Taxistro's composibreath the balm of comfort on his wound, to extend the hand tion. It was conceived with infinite judgment, and clothed of welcome and to bestow the boon of charity ? It was reser in most classical language. It showed a profoand acquainlance ved for the ladies of Massachusetts to complete what their with his subject, and was deserving of the approbation of every husbands and fathers had begun, and how nobly they have admirer of the poet. His assertion that Othello is never jealaccomplished their object, after ages will bear them witness,

ous, was a proposition, however, that will admit of much argu. when they point to the pillar of Freedom, and exclaim "Behold ment before it can be received as a truth. the offering of beauty to the memory of the brave." Quincy Hall, which was devoted to the purpose, is three hundred feet, Mozart's Don Giovanni.- Our readers will be apt to censure six inches, and was divided into five different sections, in which us, for publishing the article of Mozart's Don Giovanni, as origiwere erected tables on each side, containing the wares offered nal, when it has already appeared in Colburn's New Moothly, for le, the produce of which sales, is to be expended in the for August, and since, in some of the American papers. The completion of Bunker Hill Monument. As you entered the fault however, is not with us. The manuscript was placed in Hall from South Market street, the first object which greeted our hands as original, and as such, introduced into the pages your sight on the left, was the lalented authoress, Mrs. Hale, in of the Ladies' Companion. When we became aware of the the capacity of Editress, distributing a. petite daily paper, error, we lost no time in apprising the authorcss, who immedicontaining the news of the fair and a list of the various articles ately forwarded the following pote, from which it will be seen, for sale--next to her was the post office, attended by the Misses that both, Mrs. Ellet and ourselves, have been deceived by the Walter and Crowningsbield-immediately opposite was Mrs. singular behavior of the London publisher. C. Green, and several ladies from Lynn ; passing from this you “ The translator of Mozart's Don Giovanni,' owes an explanow entered Section second, where you found the following nation to the Editor, and readers, of the Ladies' Companion, to ladies of Bostou in charge of the different numbered tables : account for the appearance of the same article, as original, in No. 5-Mrs. T. Turner, Mrs. Bailey; 6 and 7-Mrs. Warren, Colburn's New Monthly, for August. The story was sent many Mrs. Rollins, Mrs. W. Appletou, Mrs. Mills, Mrs. Prescott, Mrs. months ago to the London publisher, not as a contribution to W. H. Elliott, Mrs. Dexter, Mrs. Page, Mrs. Francis, Mrs.

bis magazine-but as a specimen of a sinall volume of similar Parker and Miss Gardner. In Section third, No. 9--Mrs. Froth Tales-which on certain conditions, would be forwarded for ingbam and Mrs. Homer; 10—Mrs. Darracott; 12–Mrs. Ewer publication in the New Monthly. No answer to the communiand Mrs. Joseph Hale ; 28—Mrs. Albert Fearing and Miss cation being received, the writer thought no more of it, and in Emmons ; 29-several pretty Orphan Children; 30—Mrs. Josiah June last, sent the article in question, with some others, to the Bradlee and Mrs. Wules ; 32—Mrs. Derby. In section fourth, Ladies' Companion, not anticipating its appearance in the 15--the Misses Prentiss ; 17-Miss Pierpont; 19-Mrs. Kendall;

London magazine.

E. F. ELLET." 21-Mrs. Beals ; 24—Mrs. Wheelwright and Miss Russell ; 25Mrs. Cartwright; 26-Miss Wentworth; and in Section fifth,

AMERICAN PRODUCTIONS. – We are not much disposed to 22-Mrs. Loring and Mrs. Haughton. We are sorry we cannot

devote the pages of the "Ladies' Companion," at any time to also enumerate the names of the ladies of the various towns,

remarks upou Mechanical productions, the nature of our work who so laudably coutributed their works and attendance on

not permitting us to pass beyond the province of polite literathe occasion, but we are confident they will exonerate us from

ture, but in the present instance we are tempted to depart from any feeliug of partiality, solacing their hearts with the sweet

our accustomed rule and express our admiration at the beautiful reflection, that Charity is ever most beautiful when clothed in

display of American ingenuity which we witnessed on a recent the guise of silence. We are happy to hear that the sum col

visit to the SPLENDID CARRIAGE REPOSITORY of F. W. Croemer lected was twenty-five thousand dollars, which will nearly finish

& Co., in Canal street. The extreme luxury of life appears to the monurent.

be centred here in this species of elegant convenience. The Mr. Tasistro's LECTURES ON SHAKSPEARE. We attended

most sumptuous furnishings and appointments being lavished, the first of a series of lectures which this gentleman purposes to

with an extravagance of taste and beauty on their construction,

as almost to make you realize the pictures of fairy romanco. give during the coming winter, in New-York. His dissertation upon the writings of the immortal bard, like the generality

The enterprise and skill of the proprietors are in the highest of such compositions partook more of the character of an ele- degree deserving of the approbation of the American public for gant eulogy than a critical analysis. This must ever be the

the high perfection to which they have brought this beautiful

line of art. tone of Shaksperian lectures, for, to attempt to define the genius of the poet by the trade of a discourse, however ingeniously conceived or admirably delivered, is utterly impossi- || stood that the year of the Ladies' Companion commences in

Notice. It is requisite that it should be distinctly underble. That gepius embraces such an infinite variety of subjects, such a profound knowledge of the human mind that nothing May or November. All subscriptions crpire, either with the but a loog acquaintance with, and a careful study of his wri

April or October number. Persons receiving the first number

of a new volume, are considered as subscribers for the whole tings can impart a thorough knowledge of their character. When we reflect that there is hardly a scene in either of his

year, and payment will be insisted upon. It is the duty of

every subscriber to give notice at the office, personally, or by plays but what teems with practical axioms, and domestic wisdom, precepts and doctrines fitted to all classes of society

letter post-paid, if he desire the work stopped, and pot to per

mit it to be forwarded to his address for several months after the a fertility of invention unprecedented in any time—a historical acquaintance with almost every age and country, a deep know- year has expired. When a person once causes his name to be ledge of the human heart, and all these displayed with the most

registered, it is not for any definite period—but so long as he correct skill, and arrayed in the most consummate phraseology,

suffers the work to come in his name, he is answerable for the that there is nothing left undoue, or that the appetite of imagi- subscription, (see Judge Thompson and Judge Williams' denation can desire for more-can such creations of the poet be, cisions, whether it is taken from the post office, or allowed to therefore, properly defined in the short space of a lecture?

remain there by the person whose name it bears. No subTheir beauties may be pointed out, and excellently illustrated, scription can be transferred without the consent of the office, but as Johnson has, in his criticism on the writings of Shak

otherwise the person first subscribing, is held responsible.

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