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bot what are the sentiments which a in politics, must become an adversary Revolution must excite in him towards from that moment; an adversary, whose his relations, his countrymen, his friends? doom is death; and whom it would be If there be truth in this narrative, which criminal to pardon or to pity. we have no ground to question, a father,
R.R. a brother, a benefactor, Ihould he disent
Family Secrets, Literary and Domeftic. By Mr. pruning knife with freedom, they may stand Pratt. 5 Vols. 12mo. Longman. 1797.
à fair chance of obtaining a refpe&able We are at a loss how to class this per. station in this species of literature. formance, which attempts, and we think not unsuccessfully, to unite with the enter The Port's Fate. A Poetical Dialogue. By tainment afforded by the novel, something George Dyer. Svo. Robinsons. 1797. of the higher order of literature. To exalt The neglect of Poetry is not a new comthe character without diminishing the interest plaint, nor haj Mr. Dyer offered any thing of this species of composition, is certainly no new on the subject. His disfatisfaction seems easy talk; but the principal difficulty of it, rather to be urged against the indifference as the Author observes, leems to confist in mewn to Literature in general than to Poetry combining the one with the other, so as to in particular; as most of his instances are invigorate both. “ Of the possibility of raising taken from authors who are not to be numthe general character of the English romance bered in the poetical phalanx ; and some of by the interfperfion of subjects of weight those Rards who are mentioned, as Jones, and sublimity, either in science or morals (he Rogers, Wolcor, &c. never were in circumalso observes), so as likewise to raise the stances to draw on them the commiseration paffions and affections of the fable, there of the world. Gibbons, Parr, Aikin, Gre. cannot be a doubt: and it has indeed been gory, Parson, Geddes, Wakefieid, Maurice, by several authors occasionally attempted, Taylor, are introduced as not being in fitu. and with success to a degree, but with ap- ations, to which, hy their merit, they are parent apprehension.” It is very evident, entitled. This is a circumstance which, if that the Author offers his work to the admitted, is to be regretied. The tate al. Publick not without apprehenfion; though cribed to Butler is by no means certain, as we think he may dismiss his fears, and con there is reason to believe he was provided fidently demand approbation írom the success for by a pension from the Crown. Our
The principal characters of Autlior cenfures Johnson, Beloe, Nares, and this work are three brothers, of different others, and entertains an opinion, that difpofitions, pursuits, and manners; all Priestley, Paine, and Godwin are three of amiable in general, though not wholly fault the most ingenious and useful anong modern less.
The incidents arise naturally, and writers ; an opinion, to say the least of it, succeed one another without any violence or which will nut be universally allented to. improbability. In the progress of the story, The poetry of this piece, however, deserves the mind is kept in suspence, and the events applause, and we shall be glad to hear that are not anticipated before their time. The Mr. Dyer himself has no cause to repine at literary difcuffions do not interrupt the chain his own attachment to the Muses. of adventures, but appear naturally to arise out of them. There is a due mixture of the Suggestions on the Slave Trade ; for the Coran comic with the serious, and we consider the Jideration of the Legislature of Great Britar. character of Parrington as well drawn and by Sir Jeremiah Fitzpatrick, M. D. Kilt. supported; indeed we suspected, before the 8vo. Stockdale. 1797 Author's intimation, that he had some real This Author is Inspector General of Health person in view. The part which we leait to his Majesty's Land Forces; and, by virtue approve is the cavern scene in the last of that situation, may be presumed to be well volume, which seems to have been introduced informed in matters fimilar to that which is by the fashionable rage for imitating the the subject of the present performance. horrors of “ The Mysteries of Udolpho.' These Suggestions deserve particular notice : Nor are we much better satisfied with the the object of the Author is to abolith Navery conversion of one of the principal characters in word and ded, and to regulate the to the Roman Catholic faith. These Vo. business in such a manner, tha: the planters lumes, upon the whole, however, combine in future fhall only have a right to bold entertainment and instruction; and if the either Africans or Creoles as indented servants, aucht has fortitude enougu ! exercise the or apprentices; that neither hardships nor
of his attempt.
croelties Mould be imposed on them, nor « as merely exhibiting to the Publick the unreasonable requisitions made at the mere typography, the paper, and the manner in will of the planter, steward, or talk maiter ; which the different classes of engravings will and that, in all cases, the servant or ap. be executed. As the letter press contains prentice, whilst in those Itations, Mall be only an abridged account of the ancient considered under the immediate protection of Galley, it would be an act of injustice to the law, We have not room to detail the form any peremplory decision on the literary feveral regulations suggested; but we re merit of the Work itself. What is now commend them to the notice of those who published being an abbreviation of upwards are interested, in any shape, in the welfare of 'of twenty sheets, all the information it is the West Indies.
meant to convey relates merely to the extent
in which the subject will be treated through Prospectus ard Sperimen of an Hiflory of Marine every different branch or æra To this
Architc&ture ; drawn from the best Button account we shall only add, that Marine Arrities, ard chronologically deduced from the chitecture is a most important subject to this earliest Period to tbe present Time ; illuffrared country, and deserves every encouragement. by upwards of one bundred Plates, exhibiting, Indeed, we are of opinion, that a performat least, a tbcujard Figures, accurately en ance like the present ought to be published graved by the miejt eminert Artists. In: 3 as a National Work, at the expence of the Volumes, Ruyal Quarto. By John Cbarrock, Publick. We take some credit to ourselves, Eq 6s. Foulder. 1796.
in having been the cause of drawing the ate The Author informs us, that what is here tention of the Nation to this momentous published is intended as a specimen of a work pursuit; which, above all others, it behores which has almoit uninterruptedly engaged us to attend to, as the principal means by his attention for nearly twenty years. " It which the wealth and prosperity of the is, however, to be considered," he observes, Nation are to be fupported.
The plot is interesting, but not intricate; THE LAST OF THE FAMILY, a and the language is diftinguished for much
Comedy, by Mr. Cumberland, was purity and claflical elegance. The fentiacted the first time at Drury Lane, for the ments are elevated, and the moral is cood. benefit of Mr. Bannister, jun.
The Author has made some succesfal Sir John Manfred has an only daughter, efforts at new character ; the happielt heiress to his large property, whom, from were, the Tiffany of Suett and the Squire a strong tincture of family pride, he is re. Abel of Young Bannister. The Comedy folved to marry to no man who will not sparkles with wit, and powerfully exertake his own naine. But this projeět is cited throughout the lalt three acts the fiustrated by the predilection of the young rinble faculties, Lady to Peregrine, a nameless youth, who The performers deserved great praise, has been employed by Sir Johu to write and received it. The Prologue, the history of his family. The perfon character of Sheva, was spoken by Mr. whom Sir John had fixed upon for his Bannister, jun.; and the Epilogue, in fon-in-law was Abel Ap-Origin, son tu which a song was introduced, by Mis, Sir Abraham Ap-Origin, a Welch Ba- Jordan. ronet, who, having as much family pride 2. THE HONEST THIEVES ; or, as his neighbour, refutes to let his lieira THE FAITHFUL IRISHMAN, a Farce, Jose his name to gain a wife. As soon as was acted the rirst time at Covent Garden, Letitia Mansieri's parlion for Peregrine is for the benefit of Mr. Johnttone. This known to her parents, he is dismissed is taken from the obsolete Comedy of from the family; when the young Lady, “ The Committee," by Sir Robert Hor. in order to regain her lover, feigns mad. aril, apparently to thew the excellence of ness, and a teries of circumitances entue, M. Johnione, in Trish characters. which terminate in the discovery that 11. THE SURRENDER OF TRINIDAD; Peregrine is the orphan ton of a brother or, SAFE MOORED AT LAST; a Mu. to Sir John Manfred, who then gives him fical Dramatic Spectacle, was performed his daughter.
at Cosent Garden, for the benefit of Mrs. This Comedy is fraught with more Martyr. . whiin and buinour than generally falls to
13. TheFair Pestiva Lafon, the lot of its Author's dramatic writing
was acted the first time at Drury Lale
This performance was intended mereiy as Who courts with modest aim the publie a compliment on the approaching nuptials smile, of the Prince of Wirtemberg with the That stamp of merit, and that meed of toil. Princess Royal. It was magnificent and At Athens once (our author has been told) Newy, and did credit to the taste, at the The Comic Mule, irregularly bold, same time that it displayed the liberality of With living calumny profan'd her fage, the Managers of the Theatre.
And forg d che frailties of the faultless fage. 15. THE WANDERING JEW; or, Such daring ribaldry you need not fear, Love's MASQUERADE ; a Farce, by We have no Socrates to libel here.
Franklin, Esq. was acted the firit Ours are the follies of an bumbler Right, time at Drury Lane ; but met with rather Offspring of manners volatile and light; a cool reception, though it has since been Our gen'ral satire keeps more knaves in awe, performed iwo or three times.
Our court of conscience comes in aid of law, 17. The RIVAL SOLDIERS, a Mu. Here fcourg'd by wit, and pilloried by fun, fical Piece, was acted the firlt time at Ten thousand coxcombs blush instead of one. Covent Garden, for the benefit of Mr. If scenes like these could make the guilty Minden. This was taken from O'Keefe's shrink, Piece, entitled The Sprigs of Laurel. Cou'd teach unfeeling Folly how to think,
18. THE VILLAGE FETE, an Inter Check Affectation's voluble career, lude, was acted the first time at Covent And from cold Fashion force the struggling Garden. This was said to be written by Mr. Cumberland, with what truth we Our author would your loudest praise forego, can only conjecture. It had but finall Content to feel within “ what passes show." success, and was foon laid atide.
“ But since'' (she says) " such hopes cannot 23. The Hovel, a Ballad Opera, was be mine, acted the first time at Drury Lane, for the " Such bold pretensions I must needs refign, benefit of Mils Leak; and
“ Tell these great judges of dramatic laws, The same evening, DIAMOND CUT " Their reformation were my best applause ; DIAMOND; or, THE VENETIAN RE. " Yet if the heart my proud appeal withVELS; a Coinic Opera, was acted the ítands, first time at Covent Garden, for the be. “ I ask the humbler suffrage of their hands.". nefit of Mrs. Mountain. Neither of these pieces have appeared again, and are en. CONCLUSIVE ADDRESS titled to but little notice.
TO THE SAME; 31. CAMBRO BRITONS; or, F1SH
WRITTEN BY MR. TAYLOR ; GUARDIN AN UPROAR; a Musical Piece; was acted the first time at Coveni Garden,
Spoken by Miss WALLIS. for the benefit of Mr. Hull and Mr. Mac
WELL, female critics, what's the fenready. This piece is only an addition to the foregoing litt of performances, which, Can you with kindness treat this faucy play,
tence, sayhaving been acted one night, have little chance of being heard of again.
That gives to ancient dames the wreath of
We therefore dismiss thein without further
And boldly censures those of modern days ?
Bring us good husbands first, and, on my PROLOGUE
For every one we'll Mew as good a wife. WIVES AS THEY WERE, AND MAIDS Whare'er the crrors in the nuptial itate, AS THEY ARE ;
Man fets th'example to his patsive mare ; WRITTEN BY A FRIEND ; While all the virtues the proud sex can claiin Spoken by Mr. WADDY.
F10:n temale intuince caught the gen'rous I COME not to announce a bashful maid fame. Who ne'er has try d the drama's doubtful Nay, thvugh cur gallant rulers of the main trade,
With force restless cruth the pride of Spain Who fees with Aure'ring hope the curtain rife, 'Tis WOMAN triumphs—that inspiriog charm And scans with timid glance your cr.cic eyes; With tentsid vigour nerves the hero's arin: My client is a more experienc'd dame,
Für King and COUNTRY tough they nobly Thu' nor a Veteran, roc unknown to Fame, bleed, Who thinks your favours are an honcft bonit, The fmile of BEAUTY is their dearest meed, Yet fears to foi feit what the values mult; And valiant tars should fial bs Beauty's care Who tras, she truits, funie character to lote, Since 'cis 6 the brave sune derive the fair." E'en tho' the wortán did sot aid the Mufe ;
Here led his jovial Band to joy and mirth, Spoken by Mrs. MATTOCKS, in the Cha
And gave to gallantry and humour, birth.
When in buck-basket he was once convey'd racter of Mrs. Page, in the Merry Wives of To taste the ditch that circles Datchet Mead, W1r.djor, at Frogmore, before Their Ma.
And when, well cudgeli'd by good Mafter JESTIES, and a large Party of the Nobility,
FORD, on the Occasion of a Fete given by HER
The jolly Knight in witches'muffier roarid,
It pass'd--and then, again, when good Sir
And Master Doctor, whom the merry Hoit
is Hope by cre of ike dier:daries: jbe ftruggles There stood the Doctor with his rapier drawnto get looje, ard exclaims),
And then, again, as tripping 'cross the Lawn,
Sir Hugh and Quickly led the fairy crew, DEAR Sir, confider-pray, do let me go To scare the Knight, and pinch him black I must insit-nay, Sir, I'd have you know
and blue (Sbe breaks loose, ard advances.) Oh! the delightful times which then I knew! When all are here, thall Mrs. Page neglect But cease remembrance of those long past To pay her humble homage of respect?
(Curtfies.) New scenes of joy our admiration raise. Forgive, if Nature thus ref Niels guides : Tho' here, by sufferance, still my Cot remains, The Heart will speak, when Happiness pre. À nobler presence dignifies these plains. fides :
Ye blest retreats! ye (weetly winding glades!
Ye sacred Groves! where CHARLOTTE'S
Builds the gay pile, and bids the temple stand;
She learns the cares of Royalty to still,
When far from scepter'd pomp Her Monarch
frays, Now from each other catching charms, now And Frogmore's charms at early morn surveys, lerding,
His raptur'd eyes o'er all its beauties rove, While from each eye unnumber*d Cupids He hails the Tribute of His CHARLOTTE'S glanc'd,
Maternal love, without a Mother's pains.
is given With rosy checks, and hair about their ears Her elder hope, enrich'd by baunteous Heav'n, Yet, though they ítem'd so innocent and with all the charms of Bruníwick's favour'd chante,
race, Methought they spread a little round the With chasten'd dignity and modest grace. waist.
Here, from those scenes whose public splenDut hush ! -- we ought not to forget that
dours cloy, Fashion
From crouds exulting in their Monarch's joy, Prescribes to all alike the Mape Circallian. A calmer bliss She seeks in these retreatsThe powrful Goddess, who commands the Here, while her heart with conscious tianWorld,
sport beats, All female forms into one mould has whirl'd: Half pleased, half anxious, Her lov'd Child The lines of Nature now no longer strike,
From Memory's store each duteous act re-
As still the gazes on her aspect mild,
To them to You-I leave the grateful toil
jocb Feb. 1797
PO E T R Y.
In rich luxuriance of tints appear’d,
Are rudely stript of every sylvan grace,
was written by Chevalier T. I, D'Ordre, Not even a rose survives of all my itore an E.migrant of distinguished merit, to his To mark the spot where Eden bloom'd father, the Baron. The particulars of their
before. fad depression are most affectingly related in a Pamphlet (written also by the Cheva.
Pour, futtering outcasts of the prostrate
grove, lier) entitled, “ Journal d'un Emigré." The English version was politely undertaken But, with ihe remnant of your callow brood,
Ye carol there no more blithe strains of love ; by the Rev. Mr. Butler, Jun. The refpc&able subscribers are all private
Must quit the fite, where erst our mansion friends to the Author. The present pub.
stood. lication was caused by their Aattering en. And shall I ne'er review our lonely cave, treaties lf, Siry
, you Mould think the lines Where rush the tumults of the lucid wave ! merit a permanent existence, I trust you Where oft we took the air at close of day, will insert them in your valuable Repofi. In friendly chat beguiling hours away? tory.
Once on the Itream I gaz'd with steady eye, Cbellea, ANABELLA VERNAN. And trac'd its progress as it rippled by :
* Just such,” you pensive cry'd, “ man's days EPISTLE
appear ; TO MY FATHER.
" Wave follows wavey and year succeeds to BY THE REV. WELDEN BUTLER, B.A. how seventeen summers o'er my youth
How are ye chang'd, dear scenes of former NOW
ful head Their varied dole of joy and grief have lhed !
Each veitige of delight the storms destroy. And unremitted still the best of friends
O'er all our plains, lo ! fierce Siroccos sweep : To me his kind solicitude extends.
The exil'd masters veil their heads, and weep: From earliest infancy to manlý prime,
Rapine ulurps dominion, peace retires, My future weal engross'd his valued time;
In Gallia's bosom discord lighis her fires. Whilft all the blandishments of science hung
The sports of artless mirth, the tender On the dear dictates of a father's tongue.
glance Bleft hours arid brief! Now nought, alas !
Shot from fair votaries of the sprightly dance,
All, all are fied. Diftruft, with scowling eye, Save fond remembrance to augment my
Hath murder'd ancient hospitali'y. pains.
But why should I thus fruitlessly moleft Our lives jólatiate paracides pursu'd,
The fine sensations of my parent's breast ? Who in their country's blood their arms im. No. Let us trust the fates shall yet advance bru'd
Some bright vicissitude for hapless France ; In wild despair to foreign climes we fly; And itrive, meanwhile, with full content to To thun the fiends of raging anarchy.
prove And ihall I ne'er thore much lov'd haunts
The prefent comforts of domestic love, review
“ Happy the man, who, on life's wayward Where (wiit on rapture's wing each moment
stage, ftew ?
"One realizend's affection can engage!" Those much lov'à haunts, bedighewith tufted Such is t' world's grave faw. My years, trees,
tho' few, Shelter'd alike from heat and chilling breeze, Shew me that prize, respected Site, in you.