SONG-MR. QUICK. Sleep on, sleep on, my Kathleen dear;

Poor Hilario, once so jolly, May peace poffefs thy breaft!

Giving up his wits to folly, Yet dost thou dream thy true love's here,

Finds it now an alter'd cases Deprived of peace and rest.

He no more o'er larded pullet, The birds sing sweet, the morning breaks;

Or the white or cherry'd mullet,
Thore joys are none to me:

At the table takes his place.
Though Neep is fled, poor Dermot wakes
To none but love and thee.

Courtiers thus of every nation,

Every age, and every itation, On the 8th inft. a Comedy, altered from Maf

Tumble into my disgrace; finger's Picture, by the Rev. Ms. Bate, was per

When pamper'd by the state's best dishes, formed for the first time at this Theatre, under

They soon kick down the loaves and fishes, the title of

Then get themselves kick'd out of place! THE MAGIC PICTURE. DRAMATIS PERSON. Mr. Wroughtori.

Would Eugenius


view the loveliest rose,
Mr. Whitfield.

Nature's fragrant charms disclose;
Mr. Clarke.

Every chilling thought remove-
Mr. Hull.

Warm it with the breath of Love!
Mr. Davies.

On the 13th inst. Mrs. CRAWFORD appeared Ubaldo

Mr. Edwin.
Mr. Wilson.

on this stage in the character of Lady Randolph in Hilario Mr. Quick.

the tragedy of Douglas. Her manner of perHonoria Mrs. Bates.

forming this part is too well known to need deCorisca Mrs. Wilson.

scription. It was evident she had studied it with Acanthe Miss Platt.

more than common attention; and the effect of Sophia Miss Younge.

that study on her action and recitation was such

as might be expected from her judgment and taste. Ruffians, Masques, Courtiers, &c. &c.

There is yet room for improvement, as there is Wu are in general no friends to alterations of in all human performances. Mrs. Crawford has plays, as they have a tendency to discourage and been ever less attentive to the mechanic manageTulpend the exertions of genius, and to reduce ment than to the emotions and passions of her living writers to the condition we deplore in the characters: she is, therefore, less striking in her histories of the deceased. Besides, it is almost movements and attitudes than Mrs. Siddons; impoffible to preserve the costume and manners, if but the leaves the whole stage at this day greatly any thing is done beyond the alteration of mere behind her in that enthusiasm which is the charm words. We derive the greater part of our enter of dramátic performance. tainment in seeing old plays, from the considera The distinguishing stile and manner of performtion that they are faithful and animated copies of ance in Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Siddons are opinions, customs, and prejudices, which are no strongly marked, and the comparison is obvious.

Mrs. Crawford approaches nearly to that manner The author of the present alteration has sub in which real passions are exhibited in life: her ftituted jealousy for credulity, in fancying the character is, therefore, an incorrect vigour, which changes in the appearance of the Picture to ac may often shock the nerves of effeminate critics company chofe in a lady's heart. He has not -Mrs. Siddons's manner confifts of infinite at. only refined the dialogue, but inserted sentiments tentions to the Nightest movement of her muscles, and pallages of his own, and even transformed and the minutest sub-divisions of notes in her characters.

pronunciation. The former is true, fpirited, and The whole was got up with care, well dressed, forcible, but sometimes harsh, in the general outand well performed.

line of her representationsor the latter is careTwo fongs and a chorus were introduced; the fully correct, smooth, and insinuating, but some. music by Mr. Shields, in a stile of composition times weak and affected. which we have not been accustomed to fince the The house seemed to be in transports, and Mrs. death of Dr. Arne; and they were sung by almost Crawford's reception was such as must have filled k the musical powers of the house.

her with astonishment at her own importance. But though these little pieces are excellently Mr. Henderson performed the part of Old fet, eve cannot pay any great compliment to their Norval with great excellence; as did Aickin that literary inerit. Let the reader judge.

of Glenalvon. The whole play was caft and

ftudied with great care; but almost all the chą. FULL CHORUS.

racters were improperly dressed.
Crown's with conquest, see our chief,
Destin'd for the state's relief;
Valour bids the wreath be bound,

KING'S THEATRE, HAYMARKET. To entwine his temples round;

UCH is the fate of human viciffitudes, that Bids us such an hero prize, And exalt hinı to the kics! from good. The ill success of the late manager



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has thrown the direction of the Opera-house into the fingers who appeared last Saturday night, the the hands of Signor Gallini, who is perhaps the musical accomplishments of Signora Lufini, the only person in this country fit to conduct Italian first woman, deserve the highest encomiums, and operas with any degree of propriety. Under the do great credit to the musical taste of Signor Gal. auspices of this gentleman, the King's Theatre lini, who engaged her in Italy. She is a good was thrown open last Saturday night, when a se- ftage figure, and not only a most delightful warbrious opera called SILLA, was represented for the ler, but also an excellent actress: she was univer. first time. We shall not trouble our readers with sally encored in the rondeau, in the second act. the plot nor the poetry of this serious piece, which, In the vocal powers of Signor Uttini, the tenor to use a poor pun, deserves rather the appellation seemed rather deficient, though evidently directof Silly, than of Silla. It was originally written ed by the precepts of the best school. Signora , about fix years ago at Milan, by one Signor Ga- Catenacci is very well for a second part. As to mera, a disciple of Metastasio, but whose poetical Signor Pacchierotti, and Bartolini, their musical talents are not much superior to those of the fa

fame is too well established to need any panegymous poet of Matera,who was sent to the gallies ric at our hands. The ballets consisted of iwo alla galera-by Pope Sextus V. for the sake of the light but interesting divertisements composed by rhyme. Silla in the Haymarket has been dished Mr. Daubervall, and executed in a superior stile, up in the form of a pasticcio-an harmonical pud,

as usual, by Le Picq, Slingsby, and Madame ding—made up of various tunes, introduced ad Rossi. It is worth observing, that no theatre libitum by the performers. It is not a little in Europe ever mustered at once such a set of castrange, that the role objection which can be pital dancers as the Opera-house this season; for, urged against this opera, with regard to the music, besides the three we have just mentioned, Vestris lies in it's superlative excellence. When the au will make his appearance next Saturday, and thor of Pastor Fido submitted his poem to the Pitrou's daughter is soon expected from Italy. opinion of Cardinal Gonzaga, he compared it to

The decorations were for the greatest part new, a feast

, where the viands were entirely of sugarand produced a striking effect. We certainly do and therefore disguftful. The observation of his

not mean this as any compliment adequate to eminence is applicable to all the operatical pa

the deserts of Mr. Novosielski, the triumphs of sticcios in general, where the fingers, regardless his genius having shone forth in objects of much of the necessary interposition of the Mades, the greater consequence. His Royal Highness the chiaroscuro have no other aim but to elevate and Prince of Wales fat in his usual box, with the surprize, not knowing that a chanson à boire will French ambassador. We had an opportunity of sooner gain the favour of an audience, than all remarking a confiderable fall in the stocks of the the elaborate divisions and sub-divisions of their impures, Perdita, Bridget, and Mrs. L. having arie di bravura, As to the particular merit of given up their boxes.




cere inclination to keep the calamities of war at HOUSE OF LORDS.

a great diftance. ( Continued from Page 309.)

The objects which are to be brought under your deliberation will sufficiently explain my rea

Tons for calling you together after so short a reTHIS day the House met, agreeable to their cess. Enquiries of the utmost importance have the Prince of Wales was introduced in the usual them will be expected. The situation of the East forms, and took his seat on the right-hand side India Company will require the utmost exertions of the throne; after which Lord Hampden took of your wisdom, to maintain and improve the vahis feat. At about half past two his Majestyluable advantages derived from our Indian porcame to the House, when Sir Francis Molyneux sessions, and to promote and secure the happiness went with a message to the Commons, command

of the native inhabitants of those provinces. ing their attendance; who being come, his Ma

• The season of peace will call upon you for an jesty delivered the following molt gracious speech attention to every thing which can recruit the from the throne.

strength of the nation, after so long and so ex.

pensive a war. The security and increase of the MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, revenue, in the manner least burdensome to my "I HAVE the satisfaction to inform you, that subjects, will be amongst your first objects. In Definitive Treaties of Peace have been concluded many effential parts it has suffered; dangerous with the courts of France and Spain, and with frauds have prevailed; and alarming outrages the United States of America. Preliminary Ar have been committed. Exertions have not been ticles have been also ratified with the States Ge wanting to repress this daring spirit, nor pains to neral of the United Provinces. I have ordered enquire into it's true causes.' In any instances in these several treaties to be laid before you; and which the powers of government may not be equal am happy to add, that I have no cause to doubt to it's utmost care and vigilance, I have no doubt bus that all those powers agree with me in my fin. that the wisdom of my Parliament will provide

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such remedies as may be found wanting for the ac every method would be used to alleviate that bura complithment of purposes in which the material den as much as possible: they had already given interests of this nation are so deeply concerned. proofs of their abilities in concluding a peace which

had been so poorly begun. The peace, as entered 6 GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF COM

into by their predeceffors, was rash, scandalous, MONS,

and insecure; rah, as being begun at the very "I HAVE ordered the estimates of the expences moment we were successful; scandalous, as they for the year to be laid before you. From those had not taken advantage of that success; and inyou will perceive the reduction which I have secure, as no man who had read the Preliminary made in the establishments, which appear to me Articles could deny. Peace, the minister found, to be brought as low as prudence will admit: and was the with of the people, and he was resolved you will participate with me in the fatisfaction to give it them at any rate, probably hoping that which I feel in this step towards the relief of my would continue him in his situation, when he was fubjects.

conscious nothing else could. That, however, At the end of a war some part of it's weight was past, and the nation was now happy in an admust inevitably be borne for a time. I feel for ministration in whom they might place the greatest the burdens of my people: but I rely on that confidence, and by whose united abilities we might fortitude which has hitherto supported this nation expect to see this nation restored to as great a under many difficulties, for their bearing those height of honour, respect, and consequence, as it which the present exigencies require, and which had ever enjoyed. are so necessary for the full support of national Lord Temple said he had no intention to oppose crecit.

the address, though in many parts it did not meet

his approbation. In the first place, he did not MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,

conceive that part, which alluded to the royal In many respects our situation is new; your person, fufficiently expresive of the loyalty and counteis will provide what is called for by that affection which every peer in that House felt on Gilution, and your

wisdom will give permanence the occafion, and in every circumstance which gave {ha ever has been found beneficial by the ex happiness to the sovereign: he also disapproved of perience of ages. In your deliberations you will

other parts, from different reasons, but should not prefrrve that temper of moderation which the

then object to them. His motive for troubling importance of their objects demands, and will, I

their lordships was to advise them to watch the have no doub., produce; and I am sure that you present administration with a wary eye: he knew are u. animus in your desire to direct all those de how disagreeable a talk it was to behold every proiberations to the honour of my crown, the safety ceeding with suspicion; but as he had no confiof my dominions, and the prosperity of my people.' dence in the ministry, he should endeavour to

point out every action that tended to injure the His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and constitution--a constitution, which was greatly L: Hampden being sworn, the clerk of the infringed but a few months back, when the cabiminule read the speech.

net was besieged, and an arrangement forced upon Lord Scarbor jugh then rose; and having apolo- the crown. Where was then the power, the hoşir* fu: presuming to take upon himself fo ar

nour, the dignity, of that House? How could uns a task as that of drawing up an address of they fit tamely, and permit such an outrage on the t'i nks for his Majesty's speech, entered into a constitution " It might, perhaps, appear finguPanegyric on the different parts of the speech. lar, that he should speak of a transaction eight (»faid that he had ever been trained and educated

months after it’s execution; but he was absent at j the habit of revering the royal personage, and the time, otherwise he should then have expressed the constitution of his country; but what had just his sentiments respecting it; he was absent, in a Even delivered from the throne breathed such an fituation which his duty to his king and country Gaident affection for the welfare of the people, that had compelled him to accept, however inadequate heft't a reverence far beyond what he ever knew his abilities: he had sacrificed domestic happiness leie. His lordship concluded by moving an ad to that acceptance; had exerted himself for the disis of thanks to his Majesty for the speech, mutual benefit of both kingdoms; and, when he are congratulating him on the birth of another found an administration formed with whom he

seis, and his Royal Highness the Prince of could not act with honour to himself and advanVals's coming of age.

tage to his country, had laid his office at his Ma. Lu? 11 mpden said he was apprehensive their jesty's feet. Much had been said respecting the Intip might conceive him very assuming, in peace; hitherto he had not publicly given his orostiding them on the very day on which he had

opinion upon it; when the question came before taken bis frai in that House; but so pleased was their lordships for discusion, he would then trouhe vith the speech, that he could not help testi ble them with his idea : but whether it was adfying it by feconding the motion which had been

vantageous or not, was it possible to have any confiably inir duce cu cheirlordships. He observed, fidence

the present men, some of whom had that though the expences of the late war had been not ability to keep us at peace when we were for to heavy,that their weight mustunavoidably be felt

nor activity to support and maintain with honour - sometime; yet r implicit a confidence had he

a war into which they had plunged us, nor power in the blities and int grity of the members of

to negotiate a peace on any terms ? yet these were be preleni adminiftration, that he was certain

now joined by the very persons who had been

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molt forward in opposing the measures they so to the address of the House; and also that of her uniformly and disgracefully pursued; it was im Majesty. possible that men so very opposite should ever act Counsel were then called to the bar, and heard in real conjunction. He by no means condemned on the writ of error of Mitchel and Gray against them for concluding a peace, though they disap Lord Rodney. The judges to give their opinion proyed of the terms; the public faith was pledged, on Monday. and they were bound to keep it. But what had they done with the United States of Holland ? It The House heard counsel in the cause wherein had been boasted that great advantages had been Joseph Kaye was appellant, and Goulítune Bruacquired from them; he knew of none; the treaty ere, surviving executor of Sophia Stewart, re. reinained just as the Preliminary Articles had be- spondent. The appellant not appearing, the degun it. A very particular negociation, he said, cree was affirmed with costs. was broke off; he meant the commercial treaty

NOVEMBER 24. with America; this had not the most promising The judges gave their opinions on the law quefappearance of the good intentions of ministers. tion in the cause between Lord Rodney, Mitchel Having now returned to the speech, he confeffed he and Gray, in favour of his lordship. was very much disappointed, and so, he apprehend Adjourned to Wednesday. ed,w.juld the public be, that not the least notice had

NOVEMBER 26. been taken of the alarming situation of the funds;

The Duke of Portland moved, that some pathey were now lower than when we were most dif pers relative to the East India Company lie upon trefled, and very near what they fell to when the the table; which being ordered, the House ad. kingdom was invaded. This day had been looked journed to Tuesday. upon as a period for raising the national credit, yet not the least notice had been taken of it; of what consequence the disappointment would be,

HOUSE OF COMMONS. he could not say, but he feared it might prove very

(Continued from Page 312.) serious. The situation of Ireland, in his opinion, another no less important matter, was likewise left unnoticed: this he thought a very delicate HE Speaker being returned from the House subject, and he almost trembled to say a word of Lords, Lord Aplley, the Honourable upon it, as nothing was farther from his inten Mr. Erskine, - Burrard, Esq. and William tion than to throw the least impediment in the Clayton, Esq. took the oaths and their feats. way of ministers; but could not help regretting A new writ was ordered for the city of York, that no mention was made of that people; had it in the room of Sir Charles Turner; and another been only an afsurance of his Majesty's affection for Surrey, in the room of Lord Althorpe. towards them, this would have evinced that they The King's speech being then read from the were not totally neglected. His lordship then chair, the Earl of Upper Offory moved an adglanced at our India affairs, and thought they de dress of thanks to his Majesty for the same, manded the most speedy investigation: he con being convinced that every part of it was unexfessed himself totally unacquainted with the re ceptionable. He said that the great points on venue, exp nditure, or debt, of the Company, or which it insisted, were the Definitive Treaty, the their methods of paying that debt; but he was state of our affairs in India, and the present situasensible that much time and asliduity had been tion of the public funds. He preffed the necesspent to inquire into their state in another place, fity of entering on the immediate investigation of and that many papers were then upon the table them, and illustrated with precision the importwhich might hrow light upon the subject. There ance of each. He lamented that no specific re. were several other circumstances in which he medy had as yet been applied to the peculiar evils thought administration censurable; but as these which prevailed in our Asiatic affairs, and hoped must necessarily come before parliament, he would not a moment would be loft in making the whole wave them at present; nor should he, notwith of that business an object of enquiry. ftanding what he had said, move any amendment Sir Francis Baffer seconded the motion. He in the address, as he did not wish to prevent it's was certain every man who had any regard for passing unanimoully.

the welfare of his country, must rejoice, with him, The question being then put, the address passed, that peace was now finally established; but regreto and a committee was ordered to wait on his Ma. ted there was still so much necessity for the exerjefty with it.

tions of parliament to retrieve the credit, the

consequence, and the prosperity, of the nation. The Lord Steward informed the House, that, Mr. W. Pitt approved of the address; and conpursuant to their order of yesterday, the lords with gratulated the House, his country, and his friends, white staves had waited on his Majesty, to know on the event of a peace which opened a thousand when he would be waited on by them with their prospects of returning prosperity. He was happy address of thanks; and that his Majesty had ap

that the East India affairs were so foon to occupy pointed that day at two o'clock.

the deliberations of parliament; as nothing, he The House accordingly proceeded to St.James's apprehended, called more immediately for their with the address.

interference and decision. The honourable genNOVEMBER 14.

tleman then observed, that the situation of na. Earl Mansfield reported his Majesty's answer tional credit was never fo universally alarming,


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fo precarious, and so fufceptible of fraud, as at Lord John Cavendish then reported his Ma. present; and that if ever the interposition of par- jesty's answer to the address of the House. siament, and the united wisdom of the nation,

NOVEMBER 17. were requisite to save us from impending deftruc Agreed to the report of the resolution of Thurftion, this was the time.

day laft, for granting a supply to his Majesty. Mr. Secretary Fox, in a long speech, deliver New writs were ordered for the election of two ed himself with his usual flow of oratory; in the members to serve in parliament; for the borough course of which he paid several compliments to of Clithero, in the room of John Lee, Esq. and the honourable gentleman who spoke laft, whose for the university of Cambridge, in the room of opinion respecting India affairs perfectly coincided James Mansfield, Elg. the new Attorney and with his own: he lamented that the confideration Solicitor General. of them had been deferred so long; and fo far was Admiral Pigot gave notice, that on Wednelhe from justifying ministry on this head, that he day he should move for the supply of seamen för was himself ready to plead guilty; and pledged his the service of the year 1784. honour, that on that day se'ennight he would Mr. Secretary Fox also gave notice, that toe make a motion to settle that matter, and requested morrow he should make his motion on India the allistance of parliament on a question of such affairs. importance. He also perfe&tly agreed with the Adjourned. honourable member's idea respecting the public

NOVEMBER 18, funds; and observed, that whether ministry were Ordered a new writ for Bletchingley, in the called upon to reduce the public expenditure by room of Sir Robert Clayton, who has accepted obvious retrenchments, or to impose new taxes, the Chiltern Hundreds. their duty was plain, and must be performed at Ordered accounts to be made out of the prothe risque of popularity, personal ease, and every duce of taxes for several years past. other consideration; that our debts, difficulties, A petition was presented from the Justices of and circumstances, were not promising; but that, the county of Gloucester, stating that, from the notwithstanding the pressure of all thesc calami number of convicts in the county gaol, and the ties, the British government might yet recover delay of carrying away those who are sentenced to much of her former prosperity, and exert, with transportation, the gaol distemper had broke out undiminished dignity, her wonted influence among among them, and spread into the country, where the European nations.

it had carried off some of the people: submitted, The Address accordingly passed, and the House therefore to the House for such remedies as they adjourned.

Mr. Secretary Fox then made his promised Ordered that his Majesty's Speech be taken motion relative to the East India Company. He into consideration on the morrow.

said, that it was not a measure of choice, but of General Elphinstone took the oaths and his necesity; no idle speculation on his part, but a feat for Dumbartonshire.

business which forced itself upon him, and upon Ordered in a Naturalization bill.

the nation, and of which' he could not defer the Ordered that a select committee on India af. discussion. The many abuses in the government fairs be appointed, to confilt of the same members of the territories under the management of the as last year.

India Company had been fo feverely felt, that Lord John Cavendish made a motion for a parliament had found it necessary to institute encongratulatory address to the Queen on her hap- quiries, by which the source of these abuses might py recovery, after the birth of her last princess; be found out, and proper remedies applied: com, which was unanimously agreed to.

mittees had been appointed; their researches had The Earl of Upper OfTory brought up a report been pursued with uncommon industry; and their from the committee appointed to draw the ad reports contained information so compleat, that dress voted to his Majesty for his speech from perhaps the like had never been laid before par. the throne; which address being read, was agreed liament. He observed that the fate of the fix

It was then resolved, that such members as nances of the East India Company was troly dewere of the privy council fhould wait upon his plurable; that the Company had last year applied Majesty, to know when he would be pleased to to parliament for pecuniary allistance; that they receive the address. Adjourned.

had asked leave to borrow 500,000l. 'on bonds; NOVEMBER 13.

had petitioned for 300,000l. in Exchequer bills ; This day the House met for the purpose of car and for the remission or fufpenfion of a demand rying up their address to his Majesty; and, after upon them on the part of government for 700,000. having transacted some private business, they set due for customs: that they owed 11,200,000l. out in procession for St James's.

and had stock in hand only to the amount of A motion was afterwards made, that a supply about 3,200,000l. which, when deducted, there be granted to his Majesty.

would still remain a debt of eight millions; afum NOVEMBER 14.

to the highest degree alarming, when compared Mr. Secretary Fox laid before the House co with the capital of the proprietors: therefore it pies of the Definitive Treaties.

was evident, that either government muft interRead a first time a Naturalization bill.

fere, or the Company must be annihilated. He Ordered an account of goods exported and im farther observed, that the prosperity of the Com. ported in the years 1780, 1781, and 3782.

pany was so intimatedy connected with that of


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