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place her beside the other three great artists. The quartet, "Blest are the departed," was entirely spoiled by Miss Armstrong. In the selections from the Messiah nothing could be finer than Mr. Sims Reeves. He sang "Comfort ye my people," and the air, "Every valley," in a style of surpassing excellence. Madame Clara Novello produced a great effect in "I know that my Redeemer liveth;" and Herr Formes declaimed "Why do the nations," with great power and energy.

Shrewsbury{Dec. 29).—Last night Mr. Walter C. Hay's farewell concert took place at the Music Hall, under the patronage of Colonel Frederick Hill and the officers of the Shropshire Militia. The Hall was crowded in every part. The vocalists were Miss Birch, Miss Lascelles, M Pierre, and Mr. Frank Bodda. Thu band of the Shropshire Militia and the celebrated Hungarian band were also engaged.

Leeds{Dec. 30).—The Messiah was given by the Recreation Society, in the Music Hall, on Saturday evening last, to a large audience. Hundreds were turned away disappointed. The vocalists were Mrs. Sunderland, Mrs. Gill, Mr. Inkersall, and Mr. Weiss; principal violin, Mi. Willy; Mr. Bowling, leader; and Mr. Spark, conductor. The band and chorus numbered upwards of one hundred performers. The general execution was creditable. In "The trumpet shall sound," the only real failure of the evening occurred; the singing was effective, but the obbligato wretched. The choruses were given with steadiness and precision—time was admirably preserved, the pianos and fortes well marked, and the effect corresponding. The band, too, though perhaps scarcely strong enough in the violinsjplayed and snowed signs of good drilling by Mr. Bowling. To Mr. Spark, tho conductor, must be assigned a great portion of the merit of the performance.

Dublin.—The Messiah was given by the Royal Choral Institute, at the Ancient Concert Rooms, on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 21st. Miss Cruise, Miss Keane, Mrs. Mahon, Miss Glover, Messrs. Haigh aud Richard Smith were the principal vocalists. Professor Glover conducted. The band and chorus amounted to two hundred performers.—On the Tuesday previous, Signor Regondi gave a concert in the Round Room, of the Rotunda, which was well filled. Mr. Gustavus Geary, Mr. Grattan Kelly, and Miss Kate Shepherd, lent their services as vocalists.—The Dublin Madrigal Society gave its first concert for the season the same evening, and with great success.

FOREIGN".

Berlin.{From our own Correspondent.)—The management of the Royal Opera-House was not wrong in supposing that, in spite of the unfavourable time of year, M. Roger would prove a trump card. His engagement has been very profitable to the treasury. He appeared three times; twice in La Dame Blanche, and once in La Favorite, the theatre being crammed to suffocation every night he sang. M. Roger also sang at the GustavAdolph Concert, which was postponed until the 27th ult. Herr Dorn's new opera, Die Niebelungen, promises to become a stock piece. It was lately played for the eighth time. Their Majesties the King and Queen, as well as the other Royal personages at present visiting the Court, were present at the performance.

Kroll's Opera Company, which has for some time past been absent from Berlin, is again in full activity. The season opened with Mozart's one-act opera, Dor Schauspieldirector, Mesdames Schmidt and Hofmeister sustaining the parts of the rival prime donne. They were greatly applauded in the celebrated duet, "Ich bin die erste Siingerin." Herr Hesse, too, was very happy in his delineation of the well-known Schikaneder.

Potsdam.—On the 19th ult. the Brothers Loschhorn and Herr Stahlknecht gave their third trio soiree, in the Barberini Palace. They played works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Her Royal Highness the Princess Carl Friederich was present.

Elberfeld.—The second subscription concert took place in the large room of the Casino. The first part comprised Mozart's overture to Titus, Mendelssohn's music for the 95th Psalm, Beethoven's symphony in E sharp major, and the soprano air from Der Frewchiitz. The second part was solely composed of Mendelssohn's symphony in A minor.

Stuttgart.—The yearly series of twelve concerts, given by the Hofcapelle, opened with Dr. Spohr's Weihe der Tone. Meyerbeer's Etoile du Nord continues the great attraction at the theatre. La Heine de Chypre, by M Hal6vy, will be produced about the beginning of February.

Dresden..—Great exertions are being made to bring out Meyerbeer's Etoile du Nord in a manner worthy its merit. The principal parts will be sustained by Mdlle. Ney, Herren Tichatscheck, and Mitterwurzer. On the 18th ult, Weber's birthday, Der FreischiUz was given, for the 230th time, with new scenery and dresses, in honour of the great composer. Nicolai's Lustige Weiber von Windsor is very popular here.

Lkifsic.—In obedience to an invitation from the directors of the Gewandhaus Concerts, Madame von Stradiot-Mende sang, at the ninth subscription concert, the air in A major of Sextus, in Mozart's Titus, and the scene and air of Leonora in Fidelio. Madame M61anie Parish Alvars played three or four of her most celebrated pieces for the harp. The Subscription Quartet Concerts commenced on the 18th ult, when Miss Arabella Goddard, from London, played Beethoven's trio in B major (Op. 97), Bach's prelude and fugue (in C sharp major), from the Wohltemperirtes Clavier, 'and one, of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohm Worte. Her playing gave the greatest satisfaction, and the applause bestowed upon the fair and talented artist was something totally unprecedented. Miss Stabbach, also from London, who was engaged for these concerts, has left Leipsic. A new three-act comic opera, entitled Die Weiber von Weinsberg, was given on the 11th ult.

Ebjubt.—Mdlle. von Westerstrand and Herr J. Gulomy, Hofeoncertmeister in Ruckeburg, and known as a first-rate violinist, appeared at the last concert given by the Musikvercin. The theatre in which tho concert came off was densely crowded, not less than 1,200 persons being present.

Cologne.—Mdlle. Gunther has appeared as Borneo in Bellini's Montecchi e Capulelti.

FBANCFOBT-ON-THE-MArjra.—Herr B. Wagner's opera, Der fliegend* Hollander, was produced on the 2nd inst.

Munich.—An Oratorio-Association has been established, under the direction of Herr yon Perfall. Its object is the propagation of classical music.

Wubzburo.—A now three-aot opera, Das Abendteuer bei Navarin, has been produced with success. It is said to be the production of an amateur of very high rank.

Zurich.—Madlle. Anna Zerr has made a great "hit." Every place is already taken for the whole series of her performances. She opened as Lucia, in Lucia di Lammermoor. The other parts in which she will appear are—Martha, Donna Anna, Amina, Norma, and the Queen of Night.

Amsterdam.—Mad. von Marrn continues as attractive as ever. Madlle. Wilhelmina Clauss gave her second concert on the 12th ult. It was most numerously attended, and the audience were enthusiastic in their applause. The fair btntficiare played Beethoven's Trio in D major (Op. 70), Chopin's Nocturne, in D sharp, and Etude in F minor, Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor, one of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte, and Liszt's JSrlk6nig. Madlle. Clauss played at Rotterdam on the 15th ult., and at the Hague on the 20th ult., where she is annouueed to givo a concert of her own on the 4th of January.

Honokono.—A French operatic company is at present here. It came from California, taking the Sandwich Islands in its way. The "stars" are two ladies, one of whom was formerly a prima donna of the Italian and French Operas in Paris, while the other obtained the first prize for violin playing, at the Brussels Conservatory. Credat Jitdiius! j,

FRANZ WEBER'S "SILBERNE HOCHZEIT."
{From an Occasional Correspondent.)

Cologne, Dec. SOU. The twenty-fifth anniversary of Herr Weber's wedding day, was celebrated here with great rejoicing on Wednesday, the 27th December. As on two occasions, Herr Weber has met with such a warm reception from the English, I think some short account of this unusual ceremony may not be out of place in the columns of the Musical World. Having received an invitation, I proceeded at seven o'clock on Wednesday evening to the Casino, where the guests, who numbered upwards of five hundred, were already assembled. The ceremony commenced with the performance of a Cantata for quartet and chorus, composed for the occasion by Herr Max Brueli, a youngcomposer of much promise, and a favourite pupil of Ferdinand Hiller. Presents and addresses were then presented from each of the three societies, of which Herr Weber is the director, viz., a silver bowl from the Manner-gesangverein, a rosewood book-case from the Sing-Academic, and a handsome present of music from the Philharmonic. Herr Weber greeted with a kiss each of the representatives of the three societies [N.B. they were men—German fashion]; and after a short speech from him, and a chorus composed by F. Hiller, we adjourned to supper, during which we were enlivened by a very excellent band, and the performance of several part-songs by the Manner-gesangverein, all composed for the occasion by Messrs. F. Hiller, C. Reinthaler, and A. Putz, besides others in the Cologne dialect, sung to well-known melodies by the whole company. Great praise is due to Herr Piltz, who wrote the words to all the songs, excepting one by Klein. There were several good speeches made, and the entertainment kept up with spirit till long past midnight.

Herr Carl Formes has played here for the last four nights, as Osmin, in Der Entfvhrung aiu der Scrail; Bertram, in Robert der Teufel; Leporello, in Don Juan; and Marcel, in Die Hxujonotten. Herr Formes played as powerfully as he always does, and fairly took the Kolners by storm. The theatre, which has been almost deserted since Roger was here two months ago, was on each occasion crammed to the ceiling. From Cologne, Herr Formes proceeds to Berlin to fulfil an engagement there, but has promised us a night on his return. He intends to bo in London by the loth instant.

Bobert Wagner's Loheivjrin is being rehearsed at the theatre, and the first part of C. Reinthaler's Oratorios of Jeptfiah und Seine Tochter is announced for the next Casino Concert.

I have heard lately three new works of importance from tho pen of Herr Ferdinand Hiller:—A scena for pianoforte and orchestra, which ho played at the first Casino concert; a " Loreley" cantata, for solo voices, chorus and orchestra ; and an opera, Der Advocat, the music of which is first-rate; and, to judge from its reception the first night it was performed, I should say would be highly successful. But the text, it seems, has not pleased, and for that reason alone, I believe he has withdrawn it.

M. ROGER,

The following letter was written by M. Roger to the editor of the Frehca'paper, the Illustration, concerning the subscription opened for the purpose of sending a cargo of pipes and tobacco to the French soldiers in the Crimea:—

"Sir,—What a touching idea is that conceived by the charming lady who does not smoke,to open in your columns a subscription for the brave soldiers of our army in the Crimea! Be kind enough to thank her in my name for the tears she caused me to shed on the road from Bremen to Hamburgh, and tell her that an artist, who -does not smoke any more than she herself does, but who sings, joins her, both in heart and fact, in her good work. Are not sound and smoko of the same family? Both live on air; both intoxicate in a similar manner, and both pass away as speedily; like a good brother, lUo Om should assist the other.

"I subscribe therefore to the tobacco fund of the Army of the East, and my box of cigars will be furnished by the proceeds of one or my performances at Hamburgh. I shall choose La Dame Blanche. I trust that bur brave brothers in arms recollect our old Frenoh airs, and under fire, or exposed to the wind and snow, sing with joy, when they behold themselves thus followed by the tenderness and affection of their country:

"' Ah, quel plaisir d'etre soldatl*

"I remain, etc.,

"Hamburgh, 8th Dec, 1854." The performance was given, and 1,500 francs magnificently fulfilled the promise of the patriotic tenor.

"G. Roger.

Herr Goffrie's Soibkes Musicales.—The second came off on Wednesday, and was much better attended than the first the weather being more propitious. The programme commenced with Mozart's Quartet, No. 2, in D minor, for the violin, viola, and violoncello—executants: Messrs. Ernst, Goffrie, Hill, and Piatti. The performance was all that could be desired. Ernst played from his heart, and was magnificent. Such perfect and expressive violin playing we have not listened to for many a day. Mendelssohn's most sweet song, " On the Lake," was well sung by Mdlle. Bauer, who has a good voice. She might, however, have selected a song better suited to her—for example, a bravura of the modern Italian school. She also gave an air—we forget the name—from Flotow's StradMa, in which she was more successful than in "Deh vieni non tardar" front Le Nozx di Figaro. Signor Piatti executed one of bis fantasias with wonderful mechanism, and a sentiment and tone hardly to be surpassed. A new sonata for pianoforte and violin, by M. Benedict, was finely executed by the composer and Herr Goffrie. The sonata is a work of high merit, and full of int*rest. Again, Ernst came out, like a giant, in Beethoven's Quartei in F, No. 1. The Adagio, in D minor, is almost painful to listen to, when played by this unrivalled master of expression—Bo intent and real is the passion he infuses into it. All the four performers, indeed—the same who played in Mozart's Quartetwere fully equal to the task of interpreting this fine composition. The entertainment—almost unexceptionable for its excellencewas brought to a termination by a brilliant performance on the pianoforte by M. Benedict, who officiated as conductor throughout the evening.

Barnum'b Autobiography.—Barnum, after writing his "Memoirs," true Yankee fashion, submitted it to the publishers for the highest bidding. Fifteen "bids " were offered, the highest being 75,000 dollars, equal to J615,000, and 66,000 copies of the work are said to have been subscribed by the retail booksellers before it was put up to competition. Mr. J. S. Redfiold is the fortunate proprietor of the copyright.

For the convenience of our Provincial readers, we publish the following List of Book and Music Sellers of whom the Musical World may always be obtained.

Agents Fob Thk Saib Of Thb "Mr/sioiii Wokld."

Aberdeen Marr & Co.

Bath Sirnms.

Birmingham Harrison.

„ Sabin, F. & W.

Bristol Hodges.

Brighton P. Wright.

BurySt.EdmumWKunn.

Birkenhead it vails.

Bradford Jackson & Winn.

Belfast Coffey.

Hurt.

Cambridge Wood.

Cheltenham Hale & Sons.

„ Woodward.

Clifton Harrison. «

Dewsbury J. Burton.

Cork W'ueeler.

Dublin Bussell.

Dundee Methven.

Dover Sutton APotter.

Edinburgh Wood <fe Co.

„ Pnterson & Sons.

Exeter Wyllie.

Glasgow Wood A Co.

„ Swan & Co.

Gloucester Needham.

Hull Fagg.

Hanley Simpson.

Hastings Acraman.

Jersey Hartung.

Liverpool Hime & Son.

„ Dreaper.

Limerick.,,, Vickers.

Litchfield Allen & Garratt.

Leamington Bowman.

Leeds Hopkinson.

Manchester Hime & Addison.

„ Molinenx.

Norwich Howlett.

Newtown Lewis.

Neiccastle-on-tPyne'B.orn.

Northampton Abel & Sons.

Oxford Houghton.

Portsmouth Treakell.

Plymouth Bowe.

Beading Binficld.

Byde Jones.

Salisbury Aylward.

Southampton ......Guhlnns.

Shrewsbury .'. Boucher.

Sheffield Butterworth.

Scarborough KOhlcr.

Waterford Howard.

Worthing Palmer.

Winchester Conduit.

Wolverhampton ...Hayward.

Worcester Jones.

York Bobinson.

Bombay Holder & Co.

Calcutta Birkon, Young &Co.

Madras Pharaoh & Co.

New York ...Browno & Co.

Paris Brandus & Co.

Sydney .Marsh &Co.

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ADVERTISEMENTS.

MR. and Mrs. PAGET (R.A.M.), Vocalists, Bass and Contralto.—Communications relative to Concerts and Oratorios to bo addressed, Atheratone, Warwickshire.

T)TJRING MDLLE. RITA FAVANTl'S

+J Absence from Loudon, all letters or communications to be addressed to her residence, 13, Baker street, Portman-square.

MISS STABBACH has tho honour to announce her return from the Continent, to resume her onpwements. Communications to bo addressed—"m1m> Stabbacb, 11, Edgware-road, Hyde-park."

ST. MARTIN'S HALL.—Will be performed on Wednesrfay, Jan. 17th a NEW ORATORIO, the NATIVITY, by Mrs. Mo.msoy Bartbolomew: and Bdethoveu s Mount of Olives; under tho direction of Mr. Jol.u Hul.ah. Principal Vocalists :—Mrs. Endersohn, Miss Fanny Hnddart, Miss Palmer, Mr. Allen, Mr. Moptem Smith. Mr. Weiss, Tickets Is.. 2s. 6d., and 5s.. may be had of all musicsellers, and at St. Martin's Hall. Commence at half-post ■even.

MISS BLANCHE CAPILL (PupU of Louis Leo—Voice

-L'A Mezso-Soprano), Professor of Music and Binding, 47, Alfred-street. Rive*•^^P00' I«ungiun, where letters respecting pupila or engagements may be

A PROFESSOR of MUSIC, Mus. Doc. Cantab., is de

■Ci- sirous of receiving into his family a RESIDENT or ARTICLED PUPIL. who would bo instructed in Pianoforte, Organ, Hurmony. and Composition. Apply by letter, to A. Z„ care of Messrs. Ewer and Co., 390, Oxford-street.

I^O MUSICIANS.—Performers on Reed or Brass Instruments in want of situations in the Militia, ftc. are requested to call and register their names and addresses at Boosrr and SowsMilitarv Musical Instrument Manufactory, 28, Holies-street, Cavcndisli-squaro. No cliargo wliatover made

OALAMANS FIRST MUSICAL LECTURE on thfe

O ANCIENT KEYED-STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, with PERFORM *NCES ON' THE ANCIENT VIROINAI.LS. HANDEL'S HARPSIOHuUD nnl PIANOFORTE. Dnimmi, etc. will be 'lelirerM by him on Tuesday Evening next at Hall-past Ebrht, at the Marylctkwe Lttmiabt And HciEirrino IxsTrrrabjr Edward Srrect, Portmau Square, where a Syllabus and Tickets may be had.

Tickets 3s., 2h„ and Is.; also at Messrs. Cramer, Addison, Cbapiiell; and of Mr. SaUraan, 38, Bakor Street, Portman Square.

MR. GEORGE GENGE respectfully announces that his
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT and BALL will take place on Tuesday

evening next, tho 9th. ol January, iu Freomasons'-Hall, Great Queen-Btret t Lin-
coln's Inn. Principal vocalists:— Miss WellsL Miss J. Wells, Mrs. I'ho.^oro liistin
Misi Poole, Madame Newton Frodsliam, Master Naylor, Master Williams, Mr'
Charles Kenny, Mr. Holmes. Mr. C. Bealc Mr. Gcuge, Mr. T. E. Williams and
Mr. Farquharsbn; violin solo, Mr. Viotti Collins; concertina solo, Mr. J Case
The concert will commence at B o'clock, the ball at half-past 10. M.C.. Mr
Frampton; Adams's quadrille band. Supper will bo provided at one o'clock.'
Tickets to the concert and ball, 6s. each.
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A LBINOLO'S OINTMENT having been forwarded by

f*- the Army Medical Board to tho Hospital at Scutari, tho Proprietor of this invaluable discovery having Imxsu severely wounded, and cured with this ointment 48 years ago, at the battle of Jena, will present every soldier going to tho scat of war with a box to dress his wounds or sores, as a token of sympathy for his sufferings.— Apply. 2H, Marylebone-stroet, Regent-street.

In Pota, duty included. Is. ]Jd., a>. 9d., 4s. 6U, lis., 22s., and 83s.

On the 22nd November, I delivered eight largo tin boxes, containing together 20Olb8., to Lr. Audrew Smith, Director to the Army Medical Board, tosond them to tho Army in the Crimea.

FRENCH ACQUIRED as on the Continent, at Rugby, Warwickshire, in Madame Berard's Maison d'Education do Demoiselles which offors all tho comforts of a superior English home. The mansion is dolightfully situate in ornamental grounds surrounded by gravel walks and shrubberies. The family is Parisian and Protestant; and being highly musical tho pupil's taste bocomes naturally refined. One Eng.ish and two German governesses reside in tho house. Excellent masters attend. References are kindly permitted to the parents of the pupils; also to tho Venerable Archdeacon of Coventry- Rev J. Moultrie, Koctir of Rugby; Rov. Dr. Kennedy Head Master of Shrewsbury schools; and tho Rov. Derwcut Coleridgo, Principal of St. Mark's College, Chelsea.

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CASE'S CONCERTINAS.—Messrs. Booset and Sons have the honour to announce that they have completed arrangements with Mr. George Case, for the exclusive SALE of his celebrated CONCERTINAS. The personal attention of this eminent professor will be given to the manufacture of these instruments, every ono of which will bear his name. A large stock of socond-hand Concertinas, for sale or hire, may be had of Boosey &, Sons, 28, Holies-street.

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CASE'S INSTRUCTIONS for Performing on the CONCERTINA, commencing with the first rudiments of music, and proceeding through a Progressive Course of Study to the most difficult and elaborate style of performance: comprising Examples, Exercises, and Explanations, composed, compiled, and arranged by Qeorqi Case, price 10s. 6d. Boosey & Sons, 28, Holies-street.

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UNDER THE ROYAL PATRONAGE and the PATRONAGE of the FACULTY.

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SKETCH OF MADAME MARA,

TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN.
(Concluded from Vol. 32, page 707.)

Thus passed four years in England; and Gertrude wished to see Italy at last. Having obtained an engagement, she journeyed in 1788 to the Carnival at Turin, where she sang with complete success before the court, and, at the opera, before the public. In the following year she appeared at Venice, and there they prepared a triumph for her worthy of a queen. Still she felt that the Italian opera (and the Italians at that time loved only operatic music) was not exactly her chosen place; add to this the railleries of her fine and envious Italian rivals, and what, perhaps, if not for her, yet for her companion, was the most decisive consideration—that, rich as the rewards proved, still here there were seudi instead of English guineas; and we cannot wonder that in 1790 she returned to London, whence she went only once, in fulfilment of a previous contract, to the Carnival of Venice in the year following.

Madame Mara returned to England this time through France. It happened, singularly, that as she was passing through one of the main streets of Paris (in the autumn of the unhappy year 1792) she found herself in the midst of a popular imeute. With great anxiety she made her companion raise the window of her carriage and inquire what was the matter. Shouting frantically, as if he were announcing a popular festival, a fellow replied, "We are carrying the Queen to the Temple" (the, prison) ; the Queen—she whom Gertrude had last seen conquering all hearts in the full radiance of her beauty, loveliness, and grace, and encircled by a halo of all the splendour the world can bestow! Overpowered with terror and grief, she uttered a loud and at the same time almost dangerous cry, and felt a thrill of horror shooting intensely through her whole frame, from the effects of which she did not for a long time recover.

Her stay in London this time brought Madame Mara a repetition of all her former triumphs. The sympathy of the public ; the recognition and reward of her excellencies as a singer scarcely excepting her last year, the same; and that, in a ten years' residence in one place, was a further proof of those excellencies, if any proof were needed. About the beginning of her fiftieth year—much later than with the majority of singers —nature began to assert her supremacy over the powers which she had lent her. Gertrude's voice grew suddenly weaker. As this took place, however, in equal proportion through all the tones; and as the voice did not lose, or imperceptibly lose, its pleasing and euphonious quality, but retained all its compass and variety of expression, and as Madame Mara was in full possession of all her artistic resources; she was still the nnrivalled, the transporting singer. The concert-rooms, in which she had been wont to shine in London, were of the largest size; the ascendancy she had exercised over men's minds in ner singing had been greatly due to the imposing power and fulness of her voice ; she was consequently obliged to descend; but did not wish to do it in the place that had seen her at the topmost height. She resolved to quit London in 1802, and to return, by the way of France, to her German Fatherland. At her departure the musical amateurs and dilettanti of London gave her a proof of their esteem and sympathy. Her last concert was so thronged, that it yielded upwards of one thousand pounds.

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In Paris the usual custom was departed from, and, out of regard for the great fame of Madame Mara, the Grand-Op6ra Theatre was given to her for her concert. The house was densely crowded. The success of the artist was not what was anticipated. The Parisian audiences, accustomed to the shrill, screaming voices of Madame Maillard and other prima-donnas of the Grand-Op6ra, were not struck forcibly with the graces and simple expression of the German singer. The notorious and dreaded critic Geoffroy, in his journal, expressed himself: thus "No doubt Madame Mara sang excellently, only nobody heard anything."

On her journey through Germany, Madame Mara was received everywhere in the most nattering manner, and, for that country, munificently rewarded. At Frankfort, Gotha, and Weimar, she stopped and gave concerts. She reached Leipsic in February, 1803. On the morning after her arrival her rooms were filled with most of the distinguished men of the city, who, nearly forty years before, had esteemed and loved her. I went to Hiller's and he took me with him. I, who had eagerly read whatever had been written in praise of Gertrude, but, otherwise, knew little of her; I, who was then so much younger and more inexperienced than now, accompanied Hiller with heart beating high, and witli the most assured confidence, that here I was to find all far different and more splendid than in the every-day world. What was I not about to hear! What lofty conversations upon art, and what tender scenes of recognition was I not to witness! Hiller did not have his name announced, but walked directly into the house. Following close behind, I lingered full of expectation at the door. We found Platner, Miiller, Felix Weisse and some others. Hiller winked at these, and placed himself before Gertrude with his head already bowed with age, regarding her fixedly with a mingled look of seriousness and sport. "Do you know me?" he asked finally. "No!" "What," cried Hiller, "You will no longer know me, Tnidel?" This popular diminutive of her Christian name had been exceedingly disagreeable to her in her maiden years, and they used to plague her with it, when she was in her peevish humoura. The word brought that time instantly before her. "Hiller, father Hiller!" she exclaimed with joy. "That I am, with your leave," muttered the old man. And both looked at each other again for some time. "God help me!" resumed Hiller, finally, "we have grown old!" "And ugly, too!" replied Gertrude. "Certainly," said Hiller. And in this tone the talk went on. No sentiment, no singing; not a word, then or afterwards, of the anticipated high talk on art. Frau Gertrude was not at home in all that; so that I heard her first tone only in the rehearsal for her first concert. All that might have been excused, but all she said was expressed (how else could she have done after so long an absence from Germany, which had only recently become refined in that respect?)—in the most ordinary forms of speech, and in the broadest dialect. This was like pouring ice-cold water over me; and, with dripping plumage, it was some time ere I could mount again. . • A . •

And how did I find her in other respects 1 As a woman. . X cannot describe it better than by saying that in form, in bearing, in features, in the character anil manner of her speech, in her view and treatment of men and things, as in her whole demeanour, she seemed like a true-hearted, active, yet composed and self-possessed farmer's wife, perfectly unconcerned about other people and other things, from Thuringia, or somo other well-to

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