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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
The further Account of Mr. Marten in our next.
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AVERAGE PRICES of CORN, from March 11, to March 18, 1797.
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Wheat Rye Barley Oats · Beans London oo ooo ooo ooo oloo ol Effex 42 6 24 6 22 817 020
16 6213 Suflex 44
618 INLAND COUNTIES. Suffolk
14 317 31 Cambrid. 40
0j16 892'17 2 Middlesex 47 425 023 517 11/24
0 14 8112
3,17 Surry 50 2,22 023 616 4/25 6 Lincoln
41 10 oo 020 Hertford
44' 900 023 315 228 o York 40 2 25 819 421 6 Bedford 43 531 421 514 023 8 Durham
42 10 0 31 315 9.00 Hunting. 40 800
419 I Northum. 39 11 28 023 015 2 60 Northam. 43 10 30 019 10 12 220 6 Cumberl. 55 0.38.031 919 17,00 Rutland 44 0,00
014 5er 6 Weitınor. 59 7 39 028 1017 9.00 Leicester 49 10.00
52 7 00 031617 130 Nottingh. 50 $30 025 015 4,24 4 Cheshire 427 00 0 27 015 232 • Derby SI 0,00 0 25 415 10:29 4 Glouceft. 53 500 020 715 7.25
8 Stafford 493.00 024 516 629 Somerset 54 0127 9.00 Salop 47 933 8 26 217 030 2 Monmou. 54 3 00 030 2.00 Hereford 49 2140 0 26 817 226 8 Devon
027 10 12 429 4 Worcest. 49 ooo 023 418 728 7 Cornwall 56 500 0 28 6.14 4.000 Warwick 50 600
54 3 00 0,23 717 834 9 Wilts 53 400 6.18 235 4 Hants
49 11 00
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WALES. Oxford 50 8.00 019 716 224 5 N. Wales 47 036 0/26 o 12 Bucks 46 8 cc 020 016 926 4 S. Wales 64 3loo o 27 10 9 400 e
STATE of the BAROMETER and THERMOMETER.
N. E. DAY. BAROM. THERMOM. WIND
40 E.N. E 25 30.43
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N E. 27 30.31
37 N, E. 30.19
N E. 30.10
N. E. 29.84
N. E. - 29.75
E. 29 74
42 - S. W. 29.81 E. 23 30.26
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LONDON REVIE W;
For MARCH 1797.
JAMES COB B,
ESQ. (WITH A PORTRAIT.)
our Magazine for March 1786, we union of talents was successfully employed presented our Readers with an account in the production and performance of of this agreeable Dramatilt to that pe “ The Siege of Belgrade." riod; we shall now resume the subject, In the same year the Drury-Lane and complete the preceding account to the Company removed, while that Theatre present time.
was rebuilding, to the Hay-market, and In January 1787, Mr. Cobb added Mr. Cobb furnished the 'Prelude with another very pleasant Farce to the acting which the latter Theatre
was opened ; it list of Drury-Lane Theatre, entitled, was entitled, “Poor Old Drury," and was “The First Floor." It was acted many received with confiderable applause. In Tights during that season, and has gene- November 1792, he brought forward sally taken its turn every year since. In another Comic Opera, composed by Stothis farce, as in “ The Humourist,” race, entitled, * The Pirates," with Ms. Cobb was powerfully fupported by the fame fuccess he had already expe. the exertions of Mr. Bannister, jun. In rienced. Auguit, the fame year, a flight perform In June 1794, the signal victory obauce, entitled, “ English Readings," in- tained by Lord Howe over the French tended to ridicule a practice then carried fleet called forth the benevolence of the to a ludicrous extent, though in ittelf, Public towards the Widows and Orphans and in the hands of competent performers, of those Sailors who loft their lives in not to be condemned, of Public Readings, the action of the first of the month, that was produced at the Haymarket. This was day of triumph to the nation at large ; the generally ascribed to the pen of Mr.Cobb. receipts of a night were therefore devoted
The next year, 1788, in the month of to this excellent design by the Managers February, air, Cobb produced, at Drury of Drury-Lane Theatre ; and Mr. Cobb Lane, another Comic Opera, entitled, wrote a temporary piece, for the purpose " Love in the Eaft ;” and in October, of aiding the charity, entitled, “ The in the lame year, appeared “ The Doctor Glorious First of June," which was proand Apothecary," a Farce which till re- duced with great fplendour and success. mains on the acting list. In this piece In December, in the same year, Mr. Mr. Cobb had the assistance of Mr. Sto. Cobb gave the Public another Comic race in the beautiful Music to which tome Opera, composed by Storace, entitled, of the songs were set.
«* The Cherokee." The last produce In Nov. 1789, the Author and Com. tion of Mr. Cobb's pen was " The poser, who had been to successful in the Shepherdets of Cheapfide," acted at last-mentioned Farce, again united their Drury Lane in the year 1996; but this; talents, with ftill more fuccess, in “ The meeting with a cold reception, was perHaunted Tower," then acted at Drury- formed only two nights. Lane. In this piece Signora Storace, From the preceding catalogue sur Rei. who had not before performed on the ders will perceive, that no linall portion English Stage, made her first appearance. of their entertainment at one of the Ther. On the ait of January 1791, the l'aine tres is derived from the pen of Mr. Cobb.
Of the several pieces already enumerated, Gentleman much more may be hereafter the greater part, we believe, are unbor- expected. rowed from foreign Dramas, or obsolete Mr. Cobb continues to serve the EastEnglish ones. They, in general, are India Company; and is, we are informed, happily contrived, and have been success- lately appointed
to a military situation in fully represented. They pleafed their the voluntary association of that body to first auditors, and still continue to please, defend their country against the attacks They have not been confined to London of foreign and domestic focs. In this audiences, but have diffused mirth ard capacity, we trust, he will not be called satisfaction to the lovers of tle Drama in upon to shew his attachment to his King every put of the three kingdoms, and, and Country; an attachment which, we indeed, wherever an English audience has have no doubt, if occafion requires it, been collected together. From the en- will pervade every Briton, in every part tertainment already received from this of the British dominions.
MRS. POPE, OP COVENT-GARDEN THEATRE. Of the various pleasures which Bio- know with precision, she was introluced,
graphy affords us, there appears to by the recommendation of a Lady of be none fought after with more avidity Fashion, to the late Mr. George Gare than the Memoirs of Theatrical Persons. rick, then Deputy Manager of Druiya Thote “ who have long gladdened or lane Theatre, at whoie apartinents in improved human life" make themselves Someriet-buildings fhe rehearsed Fune acceptable to the Public : we seldom fee Shore, and Mr. Garrick, who, from his them but in their professional characters, alliance with the profession, with a good and we generally identify the ideas plain understanding, was no inconuder. which they give us at the time, with able judge of the Drama, pronounced at their perions, habits, and characters: once her capabilities. Atter a few more hence they grow upon our affections, be- rehearlals he introduced her to his brocause they are contributary to our pleather David, who likewise gave her his Tures, and their final loss is lamented in full approbation; and such a test of her proportion to their private and public abilities she had a right, without vanity; excellence.
to look upon as a fortunate precursor of Of the Lady whose Memoirs we are. her fame. now about to give to the public, there Having been kept in proper training is but one opinion that she was an ex- all that lummer, on the 2nd October cellent Actres ; and, to all those who knew following (1768) Mhe made her debut at her beit, a most excellent tuoman; ful- Drury-lane Theatre, in the character of filling both duties through a life, though Imogen, in Cymbeline, with universal much too short either for the entertain- applause; but as that event stands at ment of the public or the happiness of the distance of twenty-nine years from her friends, yet of no inconsiderable du- the present time, it may not be thought ration, with those appropriate amiable curentertaining to the generality of our exertions which were no less credi. Readers, to give a brief review of the table to herselt, than exemplary to so. merits of this her firat appearance. ciety.
In her person the was above what is Aliss ELIZABETH YOUNGE (the main generally called the middle fize, of 3 den name of this lady) was descended from itender make, but finely moulded, para respectable family, who gave her a libe- ticularly about the neck and shoulders, ral education; but her father dying be- with a commanding air, and a roundness fore he could settle his children in the and precilion of voice that then augured world, our heroine foon thought of pro. he would excel in all the varieties of viding for herself by those talents of recitation ; her face, though it could not which she found heriélf possessed, and of well be called handsome, was imprellive; which the best informed of her friends and her eyes, though small, polteiled a gave her every encouragement.
vivacity and a fire equally suited to the We do not know exactly the year this dignity of the Bulkin, or the pleasantries lady was born; but, from circumstances, of Comedy. She went through the part we conjecture, that it was about the year with more than ufual applauke for a 2743 of 1742. In the summer of 1968, we young performer, and satisfied the best