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svill grow indolent, inactive, and trou. senses, and never proceed to riot, or any bleiome, and only contrive methods to violence beyond bad language. tax the generosity of an European.
“ The inen are in general very jealous " The greatest part of these people of their wives; and I make no doubt but never fail to defraud Europeans when the iame spirit reigns among the women ; ever it is in their power, and take every but they are kept so much in awe of method to overreach them in the way of their husbands, that the liberty of thinkizde; they will disguise their perions ing is the greatest privilege they enjoy. and change their names in order to defraud The presence of a Northern Indianman them of their lawful debts, which they strikes a peculiar awe into his wives, as are sometimes permitted to contract at he always assumes the same authority the Company's factory; and all debts over them that the master of a family in that are outitanding at the succession of Europe usually does over his domestic a new Governor are entirely loft, as they servants." always declare, and bring plenty of wit Mr. Hearne is a philosophical observer, nelles to prove, that they were paid long without being warped by any theory, before, but that their 'names had been which, with the best judges, will be forgotien to be struck out of the book. the best recoinmendation. He is attentive “Notwithstanding all those bad qualities, to nature inanimate, animated, and huthey are the mildelt tribe of Indians that man, and an air of probity and candour trade at any of the Company's settlements, pervades his work. and, as the greatest part of them are never heated with liquor, are always in their Memoirs of Emma Courtney. By Mary Hays. In Two Volumes, Twelves.
220 Pages. Robinsons. NOVEL writing, as it peculiarly extends in early life the romantic fenfibility and
its influencedver the unformed minds refined feelings which, particularly in of the rising generation, merits the highest female bosoms, prompts the imprudent applaute, or the deepest execration, in indulgence of this MASTER PASSION, proportion as its aim and effect are the is the object of the present performance, increase of VIRTUE or the suppression and the fair Author has executed her of Vice; for, notwithstanding the fpe- philofophic and benevolent talk with excious doctrines which have too fre- traordinary ability. “ It has been com. quently been inculcated to the contrary, monly the butinels of fi&tion," says the, Every character is ultimately HAPPY or “ to pourtray characters, not 'as they MISERABLE in proportion as these op- really exist, but as we are told they ought polte qualities guide the sentiments of to be a sort of ideal perfection, in the mind, and prompt the feelings of which nature and passion are melted the heart. To temale characters, in- away, and joining attributes wonderfully deed, the tenor of this species of compo- combined. In delineating the character stion is particularly important; for it is of EMMA COURTNEY I have not had in frun this fource that they, in general, view these fantastic models. I meant to derive thole primary notions which tend represent her as a human being, loving to powerfully to direct their future con virtue while enslaved by passion, liable duct, and to lead them to their fate in to the mistakes and weaknefes of our lite. The pertection of human nature fragile nature. Let those readers who conbits in a high cultivation of the noble feel' inclined to judge with severity the faculty of REASON, and in a proper re extravagance and eccentricity of her cons gulation of the PASSIONS; for it is by duct, look into their own hearts, and ite internperate and indiscreet indul. should they there find no record, traced gence of inordinate passions that our by an accusing spirit, to soften the aipefezlon is dethroned, and our nature dif- rity of their censures, yet let them bear guced. Love is the great and unri- in mind that the errors of my heroine Fallet Munarcia of the female breast; the were the offspring of fenfibility ; and that superior patsion to which every other is the retult of her hazardous experiment is jublervieht ; and on the discreet indul. calculated to operate as a warning rather gence of which, earthly felicity alınost than as an example," entirely depends. To exhibit the dane An attempt to give an outline of the gerous and dreadful consequences which plealing, affecting, ingenious, anul nanuit unavoidably low froin cherishing iural story by which this virgin work,
VOL. XXXI. LAN. 1707.
so cloquently inculcates the very impor- To admire; to esteem, to love, are contant moral,' that the finest feelings and genial to my nature. I am unhappy bemoft virtuous affections, when carried to cause these affections are not called into excess, or directed to improper objects, exercise. To venerate abstract perfecbecome pregnant with milery, and that tion requires too vigorous an exertion of the passions should surrender' themselves the mental powers. I would see virtue to prudence and reafon, would be exemplified. I would love it in my fellowdoing injustice to the fair Author, for it creatures. I would catch the glorious is so entire and connected, that its leve- enthusiasm, and rise from created to unral parts cannot, without mutilation, be created excellence. Cut off from the focompressed or disjoined. The reader, ciety of inankind, and unable to expound however, must not expect to find the my sensations, all the itrong affections heroine of this inftructive piece a mere of my foul leemed concentrated to a fingle love-fick maid, pouring out the effusions point. Without being conscious of it of extravagant paflion; the is a character of inylelf, my grateful love for Mrs. Harley amuch higher description and more exalted had already, by a trantition easy to be Ipecies; a character anxious to conquer traced by a philosophic mird,' transthe visionary notions which the prejudices ferred itself to her fön. He was the St. of education had implanted, and to dispel Preux, the Emilius of my sleeping and the mists of ignorance in which a solitary waking reveries."-Thelé extracts will infancy had involved her naturally vir- fully evince to the reader, that Emma tuous but bewildered mind.
Every Courtney is extremely unlike the heroine thing I see and hear," says she, “is á of a common Novel, and discover that disappointment to me ; brought up in the Writer is not unacquainted with the retirement; conversing anly with books; celebrated works of ROUSSEAU, who dwelling with ardour on the great cha very juftly observes, that« « people it raeters and heroic actions of antiquity, general do not sufficiently conlider the all my ideas of honour and distinction influence which the first attachments were associated with those of virtue and between man and woman have over the talents. I conceived that the pursuit of remainder of their lives; they do not truth, and the advancement of Reason, perceive that an impression so strong were the grand objects of universal atten- and to lively as that of Love, is protion, and I panted to do homage to those ductive of a long chain of effects, which superior minds, who, teaching mankind pass unobserved in a course of years, yet to be wise, would at length iad then to neverthelels continue to operate till the happiness. Accustomed to think, to day of their deaths."-An insinuation teel, to kindle into action, I am at 3 appears in the Preface of these memoirs, lois to understand the distinction between that the incidents and characters are theory and practice, which every one copied from life; they are written inKeems eager to inculcate, as if the de- deed of and from an exitting perion in the grading and melancholy intelligence son of the deceased object of her affe&tion; which tills my soul with defpondency, but whether this be the faet or not, it is and pervades my understanding with certain that it is a work of extraordinary gloom, was to them a subject of exulta- merit, froin the perusal of which much fion. Is virtue then a chimera ? dues it moral benefit, if properly understocd, exist only in the regions of romance ? may flow, as it inculcates the principle Have we any intereft in finding our fel. that Nature is uniform in her operations, low.creatures weak and miserable? Is and constantly punishes deviations from THE BEING who formed them unjutt, rectitude with miiery and pain. capricious, Impotent, or tyrannical?
An Artterris Account of the Shak[periun Manu the fimplicity of Dr. P-r and Dr. W--No Josipes, &c. By W. 1. Ireland, Svo. is. who appear to have fuffered themselves at ons Debrett.
time to be imposed upon by the daringness of confeffion of a most enormous forge- his affertions. The effrontery with which
ryby the delinquent himself, with foarce this young unprincipled importor relates the one word of contrition or repentance for his circumstance of his fraudulent practices to offence. On the contrary, with the impue impose co the public and on individuals dince of detected guilt, he has the audacity deprives him of every claim to pardon, and te intult his principal dete do, and 80 lidicule in cruth seems to call aloud for more punith.
mene thag may arile from the mere contempt Edward. Various Views of Human Nature, or indignation of every person in a well. raken from Life and Menners cliefly in England, crdered society.
By ibe Autbor of Ziluco. 2 Vols. 8vo.
16s. Cadell and Davies. The Itali iz ; or. Tbe Confessional of ibe Black We are glad to get out of the regions of Portants
. A Romance. By Ann Radeliffe. romance, and amuse ourselves once more 3 Vols. 12mo 155. Cadeil and Davies. with the views of real life and manners. Dr. In this romance we do not think Mre.
Moore's Novel contains no adventures but Ra'dlife has been fo fuccessful as on some such as may reatonably be supposed to have former occafions, though we admit it exhibits really happened ; and his obfervations on life many of the fame beauties, as well as the and manners are fraught with good sense, defects, of her former compositions. The f.ewdness, and accuracy. The hero is a fame beautiful descriptions of the scenery, foundling, who casually is brought under the Sometimes extended to a tedious length; the observation of a benevolenc lady, whose fame terrific events, but extravagant and family protects him, and his behaviour in impeobable ; and the fame kind of characters, every situation jufifies the partiality with either diabolically wicked, or unnaturally per
which he had been treated. At the conclu. fet, constitute the present performance. Hon be discovers his family, and is rewarded Many of the faults of this work may, how.
in the manner that his conduct merits. The ever, be defended from the nature of the
characters in this work are such as may be work. The wildness allowed to romance
seen every day in real life; they are pleasingly admits of much licence ; but fuch a charac. grouped, and placed in situations which renter as the monk, even in a romance, hunianity der them interesting objects to the reader, revoks at the idea of. The scenes in the In the conduct of the performance, there is Inquifir.on, and many other parts, seem in nothing extravagant or out of the verze of tended only for the purpose of lengthening probability, and ine sentiments are such as are the work. Mrs. Radcliffe has talents which favourable to Religion and Virtue. Dr. might be better employed; and we thall be Moore seems to have availed himself in this glad to fee ber engaged in the service of truth novel of a hint given him by Mr. Gibbon, and nature, free from the wild extravagancies printed in his posthumous works. of the performance row under our conso ülitam and Ellen. A Tale. 8vo. Reynell.
This tale imitates the vertification of Hubot de Scoras. A Romance of tbe Eighteneb
" The Hermit of Warkworth," and is an
The auclior Centary. By Mary Robinson. 3 Vols. interetting story pleatingly told 12m0. Hookhain and Carpenter.
has, however, left some slovenly careless
shimes, as faw and brow, brearbes and leaves, This is a romarse of a more sober and fake and back, wait and beari, which very produble çalt than the preceding, though there much disfigure his performance. ate not wanting in it scenes of horror of the fame kind, which we do not conceive add in A Letter to the Right Hemorable William Cure the last to the value of ic. The characters ris, Lord Mayor of ibe City of London, or the in Mrs. Robinson's work, particularly Hu. National Debt and Rifources of Gocat Brissie, ber., ale natural and well discriminated ; and interjfered web Objervations Financial, there are interspersed through the whule many Commercial, and Political, and in Reply 19 fefe uns on the conduet of human life, Parae's “ Deline and Fall of ebe Engilt which hew the author to be an attentive “ Syftem of Finance." By Sixx-on Pope, of observer of the manners of the world, and Ebe Stack Exctunge, Gent. 8vo. Stocko. cordequently better qualified to inftru& it dale. than mont who undertake this species of Mr. Pope in this pamphlet exhibits a profcomporition. What we least approve of in pect of the resources of Great Britain in this work is an evident partiality towards oppoíition to the clamours of the fies of the Freach Philosophy, and something too much country, calculated to it.fpira, confidence in of the cant of French Democracy:
the people and dismay in the enemy.
so the notice of criticism ; but, as hey afford HARLEQUIN AND OBERON ; 08, TH* entertainment to those who frequent the
CEACE TO CRATNA, a new Pantomime, Theatre as no other time than during the wat alled the first time. at Covent Garden. feftivity of the holidays, we think it neceffary Pezieunances of this kind are hardly entitled to observe, thae che prefent is ose of the bei
of that species of entertainment which has ture, and goes to Bangalore Hall to pay his heen exhibited for some years. The scenery respects to the lady: Both Miss Vortexes is beautifully picturesque, and is worked with being present, an embarrassment takes place, much facility and perfection, and the machi. from which, however, he is relieved by his nery managed with the utmost adroitness and frank avowal of his attachment to Miss Ellen effect. The tricks and changes are various ; Vortex, who is represented my have given up and the Fantoccini exhibits one of the most to her uncle all her claims of fortune left by whimsical and diverting scenes ever presented her father for goool. on the stage. The success, as might be ex. Sir Hubert had mortgaged his eftate to pected, has been very great.
Mr. Rapid, a taylor retired from business ; A Mr. Faulkner, we believe from and tliat old gentleman, accompanied by his Dublin, appeared, the first time in London, fon Young Rapid, comes down for the pure at Drury Lane, in the character of Orestes, pose of advancing 20,cool. more upon the in the Distreft Mother. As we cannot pre cstate. Young Rapid is ignorant of his fa. fume that this periormer will be seen any ther's wealth ; but, while he is afleep after morc as a capital actor, we shall declinc enu their jcurney, discovers by accident the purmerating his defcets, which were many, and, pose of his father's journey, and his imniense apparently, insurmountable.
possessions, which the old Gentleman aç 1797. JAN. 7. THE HONEY Moon, a length acknowledges to him amount to a Comic Opera, by Mr. W. Linley, was acted lumb. Ned, upon this, determines to pala the first time, a: Drury Lane. Tlie author, on, to do, and become a man of fashion. who was also the composer, seems to have Mr. Vortex, hearing of their arrival in his devoted his attention and talents chiefly to neighbournood, and accidentally learning their the Music He has, accordingly, succeeded busineso, resolves, hy way of mortifying Sir as the composer, though he failed as author. Hubert, to invite them to his house, and The Music was simple, elegant, and pleafing; Miss Vortex encourages his plan, in the but being unsupported by the dialogue, the hope of supplying her recent lors of a lover. whole could not escape the disapprobation -Ned has been long attached to Jeffe Oak. of the audience. It was accordingly laid land, who, as well as her brother, is now be. afide.
come a servant in Mr. Vortex's house. A 10. A CURE FOR THE HEARTACHE, match is agreed upon between Ned and Miss a Comedy, by Mr. Morton, was acted the Vertex. A duel meanwhile is fought between first time at Covent Garden.' The charactirs Young Stanley and Ned, in consequence of as follow :
Sir Hubert being traduced at the table of Mr.
Vortex Sir Hubert Stanley, Mr. Murray.
Elien and J. fe, both interested in Mr. Stanley,
the event, fly to Sir Hubert, who thus be: Mr. Vortex,
comes acquainted with the predilections of Mr Rapid,
torh. --- Ned, who has several qualms of con: Ned Rapid,
scier ce at forsaking Elen, is, in a momei t of Cakland,
tender contrition, entrusted by Mr. Vortex Frank Oakland,
with the secret of his being porrffed of Heartly,
Mr. Hull i
about one hundred thousand pounds belong. Bronze,
ing to Ellen: Vortex produces the receipt
of Ellen, by which the relinquishes her claimi Miss Vortex,
Mr». Mattocks. for five thourind pounds, which Ned tears in Mli Ellin Vortex,
pieces. Miss Vortex, supported by her maid Jeft: Oakland
Miss Wallis. Jeffe, is linguithing for the arrival of Ned; akjandi
, 3 tenant of Sir Hubert Stanley, who, entering, throws himself at the feet of ar old English Baronet, becomes acquainted his Jiffe. Miss Vortex, enraged, quits the with the forvants of Mr. Vertex, a rich 'Na Stage. · Sir Hubert: Stanley and Ellen enter, bob, who has boucht an eitaie adjoining to and Young Rapid makes known the fraud that of Sr Hubert, and who lives there in a or Vortex, and the lovers are made happy. ile of Eastern magnificence. Ouland is This Cuiredy has character and humour ; ent.ced to play by Brunze, the Gentlerian of and, though in fone instances bordering ont Mr. Vurt:x, runis hinselt, and is obliged 10 farce, and in others permitting too great a
sacrifice to be made to the part of one Young Stanley, the only son of Sir Hubert, individu - perior.mer, it met with delerved returns from his traveli, ard a match is success. The D.a ogue is neat, and not unagrecd on by the fathers between him and frequently elegant. There is a number of Kiss Virtex į but his heart is engaged 10 excellent points and ípsighly equivoques, and Mifs Eilen Vortex, te niece of the Nabob, the whole produced the effect intended by whom he had seen at Spa, and who now re the author. The performers also did greas fides with her uncle. He hears of the no
qu.i hus farin.
Mild emblem of Patience, adieu !
SHIL, AFTER AN ABSENCE OF TIN No more the dear pach! pursue
Where Pleasure and Happiness lies.
For thy soothing endearments are vain, Fond Mem'ry, Ror'd with many a blissful It fills me with tender regret scene,
To hear the lo fondly complain. Enjoys once more her « dear delirious
Ah why did she quit those proud courts dream,'
Where nought but magnificence reigns, As erft when Fancy tun'd my lyre to love.
To join in our innocent sports,
And visit our peaceable plains ?
Those charms which such passion difuss, Since, pril'd with care, I left my, native plain,
And ne'er those perfections reveald To toil where Commerce crouds the busy
Which ruin so clofely purfues. fcene.
For now, with her virtues impressid,
Myft its anguilh in filence contain.
Contented and humble at most;
And love is the All I can boait. my days.
Oh torturous, heart-rending thought! Aug. 13, 1796.
EDWIN. That worth is dependant on gold; IMPROMPTU, TO ELIZA That virtue ad honour is bought ADMIRING THE BEAUTIES OF NATURE.
With the riches a villain may hold. SOFT is the breeze when wanton Zephyrs Shall fuch my afisction poffels ? play
Sha!l the purchase from riches arise? Amid the fplendor of meridian day ;
And a miser that beauty caress Sweet is the role that scents the vernal gale Who with scorn from my poverty fies? When laughing Cetes' crowns the yellow vale ;
Then adieu to the tender desires Vec, to my mind, far softer, sweeter prove
Too warmply, too fondly caressid ;
And adieu to those emulcus fires
That kindled false hopes in my breast. A SHEPHERD'S COMPLAINT TO HIS For I know my pretensions are vain, LAMB,
My hopes I must learn to resign;
'Tis fruitless, 'tis weak to complain, IN THE MANNER OF SHINSTONI.
For, alas! the can never be mine. A DIEU to each beautiful scene,
JULIUS. "To those haunts once lo fondly ad.
mir'd' ; And adieu to those sports of the green,
ON SCOTLAND. Which my bosom with rapture inspird!
BURNS. Adieu to the rich verdur'd field,
HEIR groves o' sweet myrtles let foreign Where the gay dance encircled the tree,
lands reckon, And to all that once pleasure could yield, Where bright-beaming summers exalt the Adieu, my fond lamb, e'én to thee!
perfume; Once this heart thy sweet innocence mov'd, Far dearer to me yon lone glen o'green brecWhen thy gentle simplicity caught
kan, Those virtues I tenderly lov'd,
With the burn stealing under the lang yel.