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give reputation, and the kind words charities of the heart. The bene of those who are really pleased, in- cence of the public was awakened, and duce similar remarks from others

We hope the unfortunate objects of the

benefit have been in some degree rewho purchase books as they become lieved from the pangs of orplianage and fashionable, and express those opin- penury. ions only for which they can pro The play before us has considerable duce standard authority. Many per- merit. Mrs. Inchbald combines much sons are desirous of being thought chasteness of humour with some skill in wise, and comparatively few are

pathetic ; her plots however are often

more singular than natural, and her willing to undergo the labour that sentiments are more commonly the eswill make them so ; it becomes ertions of laboured thought, than the easier therefore to borrow from the genuine effusions of passion. The destock of other men's information, sign in the present piece, is to harmothan to acquire a proper quantity perceived in the world, by making her

nize the jarrings, which are too often by industry, and very little less im- cliaracters well pleased with each other posing to retail the opinions of oth- by means of flattery. In prosecuting ers, than to originate them one's this design, she is often obliged to saeself-Hence it is that what has once rifice propriety to convenience ; and albeen famous, retains its reputation worthy of her philanthropy, the means

though the end she aims at may be with very little toil, secure from by which she attains it are neither re. censure by the imposing splendor markable for their ingenuity nor com. of its name ; while other men or mendable for their justice. other books less known, but of more The character of Harmony we think valuc, have to glide along without over-drawn and tedious.

The acquinotice, wasting their talents without escence to the will of others, is too acquiring honour, and losing the much like servility ; and the expedient

of general flattery, has a constant samechances of preferment from the im ness to contend with-Yet the goodness possibility of making manifest their of his motives renders the part a pleasclaim.

ALONZO. ing one.

Mrs. Placid and Solus, are sometbing like caricatures ; yet their humour gratifies though it does not satisfy the

mind. THE ORDEAL......No. 10.

Mr. Irwin, is faithfully delineated ; such men too frequently are seen in the

world. The other parts are in no res. Every one has his Fault (Mrs. Inchbald) pect very remarkable. and the Sultan.

Mrs. Iirchbald seems to have copted Friday, , Doc. 10. some German originals for many of her

incidents, and we think we can trace a Yet still shall calm reflection bless the night parallel between the principal incident When lib'ral pity dignified delight ; of Lovers'Vows and this play. In Love When pleasure ford her torch at virtue's ers' Vows, the father is robbed by the flame,


son for a mother's necessities; and from And mirth was bounty with an humbler this fact is a reconciliation effected.

The charity of the Boston audience In Every one has his fault, the father never was more worthily bestowed, is robbed by the husband and son for than on this evening. The play of the daughter's necessities; and from Every one has his fault, was well cho this fact a reconciliation is effected. sen for the benefit of the orphans of The expedient of Lord Norland to Mr. and Mrs Jones, as it naturally im- entrap Miss Wooburn into a marriage presses the mind with the feelings of with Harmony, neither consists with maternal sympathy, and excites to his character as a man of honour, nor deeds of benevolence all the tender I with any circumstance of probability,


The play, on the whole, however, the same time strongly enforced. The pleases; its humour is neat, its senti- sympathy she excited with the child, ments generous, and the feeiings it was highly wrought, and accorded with escites are the most sympathetic in the fine feelings of the audience. In nature.

this scene, the passage she uttered afMr. Caulfield undertook the part of ter the child inforras her that he is the Mr. Irwin į the principal defects in his grand-child of Lord Norland, had unirepresentation of this character are

versal effect : his whine or mouthing at the end of his

“ You are-you are his grand-childperiods, his measured words, and his I see-I feel you are ;-fór I feel I am manner of acting to the audience. Of your mother." the whine, it prevailed during most of The whole scene was undoubtedly the scenes of feeling with his wife, and the best played of any one in which she this together with equal quantities of was engaged. Not but that she shone words being doled out between each in the different scenes with her husband pause of the voice, combined to render and father, we recollect the following his performance uninteresting. Some- sentence impressed us favourably, times a natural manner sprung up, and Speaking to her husband, she says, seemed to confer à solidity to the part " I would not lose the remembrance of which made it respectable. This you or of ther, for all my father's for. manner occured with Harmony in the tune.” Tavern scene. In general we might with

In many instances she rose to an exPropriety say to Mr. Caulfield as Cæsar cellence that surprised us the more, be. said to one who was pronouncing before cause it was unexpected. bim, “ Do you speak or do you sing? If From her performance this evening, jou sing, you sing very ill." Lord Norland, we are still more impressed with the Kas sustained respectably by Mr. Ush: opinion, that if Mrs. Shaw would bend er; his moröse honesty, and rigid dis. her attention to such parts as Mrs. countenance tu vice, were distinctly Placid, she would shew her abilities to marked. He plaved the scene with advantage, besides becoming a favorite Miss Wooburn well, and his first inter with the audience. view with his daughter was not wanting

The part of which we are now to either in conception or execution. speak, can only be mentioned in terms

Mr. Bernard's Sir Robert Ramble, of approbation or passed over in silence ; Was distinguished for its easy deport.

and the reason is evident. We now ment and vivacity ; but the broad hu- say, Mr. For's child in Edward, sur. mour which he now and then gave to passed expectation, both in strength of it did not become the part. It was trů. memory and apprehension of the sense ; by however the zest of the comedy.

and in the gratification of the audience Mr. Fox played Mr. Harmony, with those who tutored it, must have receivsuccess ; he should turn his attention ed their recompence. to a more gentlemanly deportment in

In general, all the parts were well such parts. His voice we thought not could have both praised and censured.

filled. Those we have omitted we $0 strong as we often have observed it; nor so hesitating, as unfortunately it of The performance was conducted satisten is.

factorily ; and few person's: but were Solus, under the endeavours of Mr. pleased in feeling at the same time the Dickenson, gave us satisfaction; it is delight of conferring happiness on oth. of the same species with most of the ers, and deriving pleasure to them. characters in which he chiefly excels.

selves. Placid by Mr. Downie, was heard School of Reform (Coleman), and the and understood : this, as to him, is a


Monday, Dec. 22. praise we cannot always bestow ; and even now we are unable to

say more,

As you like it (Shakespeare) and Four Whilst we confess we have seldom

Seasons. Wednesday, Dec. 24. seen Mrs. Powelt appear to more ad To no comedy of Shakespear are we vantage than on this evening in Lady more indebted for variety of character, Eleanor Irwin, we must also observe, force and elegance of original sentithe opinion we have expressed that her ments and singularity of wit than to the forte lays in sentimental comedy, is at tplay.of. As you Itke it

The story while it is simple, inter. I never before seen given. His siecping ests us for the fate of Rosalind and the while Rosalind and Celia were bargai Duke, and both the Fables of which ing with the Shepherd, was well design. the plot consists contributes to the ge ed; and his rivacity in many instances, neral catastrophe. The mind is agitat. which it would he tedious to insert, added rather from the striking sentiments ed new life and force to his personation and wit of the dialogue, than from any Adam, we have never seen better passionate concern in the fable.

done than by Mr. Dickenson this evenJaques “ wrapped in a most humour. ing; he never did half so well before. ous sadness," filled with benevolencc The Duke Senior, Mr. Usher person. and sensibility, is from this cause over-ated with some success; but he did flowing with indignity, when vice is in not endeavour to make it as conspicuous any degree triumphant. Led by his as it may be made. passions and affections, his humour, his Rosalind, by Mrs. Stanley.

We gall, or his tendernes by turns occupy could not but be surprised at the : his mind, and his thoughts are no new beauties given to this part by the sooner formed than uttercd.

colouring of Mrs. Stanley. But she Orlando is a character of great in was imperfect in recollection; the terest ; as a lover, one of the best on the short notice she probably received mus: stage.

account for it. The beauties we most Touchstone's folly is the conceal. particularly remarked were the passa. ment, from behind which his shafts of ges wherein she pretends to have cou:. wit are driven ; and by reason of this terfeited her sensations at the sight of guise his severity is not felt, and Orlando's handkerchief, --" his taxing like a wild goose flics, Ros. Ah sir, a lady would think this Unclaim'd of any man."

was well counterfeited. I pray you tell Dr. Johnson says, I know not your brother how well I counterfeited, how the ladies will approve the facility heigh ho! with which both Rosalind and Celia The epilogue must have been spoken give away their hearts. To Celia much consummately well, as at the conclumay be forgiven for the heroism of her sion, Mrs. Stanley was greeted with six friendship.” When this play is well universal expressions of rapturous ap. represented it never fails of producing plause. gratification to the audience.

Mrs.Usher, filled Celia quite respectThe performance on this evening, as ably. The same may be said of Mrs regards acting was truly respectable ; Dykes in her part. In truth, we hare but the play was curtailed and mutilat not often observed a play which through. ed, and so far is liable to strong objec. out was better performed ; and notwithtions.

standing our displeasure at the unwar Mr. Caulfield in Jaques, was the rantable curtailments and alterations of man“ who could suck malancholy from the comedy, it must on the whole coma song," he was the unsocial being dis- mand our unequivocal approbation. cribed by the bard of nature.

The " Seven Ages," was given with great justness in conception and de.

DESULTORY SELECTIONS, livery ; his manner was more discrimi. nating and natural than we have ever before observed it.

PERHAPS there is no character The description of "the fool in the

so seldom to be met with as that of forest" was uttered well; though rather forced and strained in the laugh.. We

a man who is stricly reasonable in have no hesitation in pronouncing the the value he sets on property, who Jaques of Mr. Caulfield, though he can be liberal without profusion; omitted many occasions in which lie and economical without avarice. might have shown more of the charac. ter, the best the Boston audience has

Though every man cannot arrive Mr. Bernard's Touchstone never was

at the perfection of taste, yet it may more inimitable; several points were

he should be sufficientintroduced in the part, which we had ly instructed not to be deceived in



be necessary

his judgment concerning the claim | mur, and to interrupt this formidaof it in others. To this end the ble beginning. “ But," continued following queries may be applied the orator, “to prevent my being with singular advantage. is the too prolix, I shall omit a dozen of pretender to taste proud ?-Is he a of them.” corcomb ?- Is he a spendthrift ?Is he a gamester ?Is he a slander TALKERS AND HEARERS. er ?-Is he a bad neighbour ?A sham patriot ?-A false friend ?- those intolerable babblers who delight

Society is often pestered by some of By this short catechism, every in their own wisdom, and are never so youth, even of the most slender ca. happy as when able to communicate it. pacity, may be capable of deter- There are some pointed remarks at mining who is not a man of taste.

them in the following sentences :

Men are unwilling to be hearers It should be a rule to suspect per- in society ; and we find, invariably, sons who insinuate any thing against that precisely those who will not listthe reputation of others, of that vice en one moment to the narration or error with which they charge of another, require the most protheir neighbours; for it is very unfound attention and unwearied nods likely that their insinuations shoull of approbation, for their own.. flow from a love of virtue. The The perfect hearer should be resentment of the virtuous, towards composed by the same receipt the those who are fallen, is that of pity, Duc de Sully gives for making a and pity is best discovered on such great statesman. He should have occasions by silence.

little feeling—and no passions.

The hearer must never be drowTHEODERIC, ARCHBISHOP OF Co-sy; for nothing perplexes a talker,

or reader of his own works, like the “ This prelate was illustrious in accicient of sleep in the midst of his his line for his talents, erudition, harrangue : and I have known a and morals. One day the Emperor French talker, rise up and hold open Sigismond asked of him instruc- the eyelids of a Dutch hearer with tions to obtain happiness. “ We his fruger and thumb. cannot, Sire, expect it in this world.”. An hearer must not squint. For —“Which, then, is the way to hap- no lover is so zealous as a true talker, piness hereafter?"-"You must act who will be perpetually watching virtuously.”—“What do you mean the motion of the eyes, and always by that expression ?"_"'I mean," suspecting that the attention is disays Theoderic, “ that you should rected to that side of the room to always pursue that plan of conduct, which they point. which you promise to do whilst you

An hearer must pot be a seer of are labouring under a fit of the grav- sights. He must let an hare pass el, gout, or stone.'

by as quietly as an ox; and never

interrupt a narration by crying out LONG, SPEECHES.

at the sight of an highwayman, or “ An orator, at a meeting during (a mad dog. An acquaintance of the troubles of the League, began mine lost a good legacy by the illa speech with premising, that he timed arrival of a coach and six, should divide the subject he was which he discovered at the end of about to treat of, into thirteen heads. an avenue, and announced as an The audience were heard to mur-l'acceptable hearing to the pride of


the family. But it happened to be was right. The judge feared to be at the very time the lady of the unjust, the countess was cautious of house was relating the critical mo

lying under too great an obligation, the ment of her life, when she was in colonel paid his debt, and the trades.

man received his due. the greatest danger of breaking her vow of celibacy.

TOBACCO. An hearer must not have the fidg The Marrow of Complements etsHe must not start if he lears (Lond. 1654) contains the following a door clap, a gun go off, or a cry song in praise of tobacco :of murder. He must not sniff with

Much meat doth gluttony procure his nostrils if he smell fire ; be

To feed men fat like swine ; cause, though he should save the But he's a frugal man indeed house by it, he will be as ill reward That with a leaf can dine. ed as Cassandra for her endeavours He needs no napkin for his hands,

His fingers ends to wipe, to prevent the flames of Troy, or

That hath his kitchen in a box,
Gulliver for extinguishing those of His roast-meat in a pipe.


How soon likenesses were taken A countess, handsome enough to would be worth enquiry. It is told prejudice the most rigid judge in fa; of Andreas de Orgagna, a Florenvour of the worst cause, was desired to take the part of a colonel in the army tine, who died aged sixty years, in against a tradesman. The tradesman 1389, and was buried in Florence, was in conferrence with the judge, who that “ He painted the Judgment, found his claim so clear and so just, where he placed in hell most of his that he assured him of success. At the foes that had molested him, and moment, the charming countess appeared in the anti-chamber. The judge among the rest a scrivener, whose ran to meet her. Her address, her name was Ceccho de Ascoli, and hair, her eyes, the tone of her voice, known for a notable knave in his such an accumulation of charms were profession, and a conjuror beside, só persussive, that in a moment he felt who had many ways molested him. more as a man than a judge, and he promised the lovely advocate that the He was by children and boys discolonel should gain his cause. Here cerned to be the same man, so well the judge was engaged on both sides. had he expressed him to the life.” When he returned to study, he found the tradesman in despair. I have seen her,' cried the poor man out of his Extracts from The Miseries of Husenses, I have seen the lady who solicits against me, she is as hand

man Life..... Continued. some as an angel. O Sir! my cause is lost.' - Put yourself in my place,'

MISERIES OF TRAVELLING, said the judge, quite confused. Sen. Starting for a long ride, on a

Could I refuse her and saying this, dinner engagement, without a great he took an hundred pistoles from his coat, in a mist, which successively bepurse, which was the amount of the comes a mizzle, a drizzle, a shower, tradesman's demand, and gave them to a rain, a torrent :-on arriving at the hịm. The lady heard of this ; and as house, at last, completely drenched, she was scrupulously virtuous, she was you have to beg the favour of making fearful of lying under too great an ob- yourself look like a full-or an empty ligation to the judge, and immediately sack , by your host's untractable clothes. sent him the hundred postoles. The Tes. The flap of a limber saddle colonel who was as gallant as the lady rolling up, and galling, and pinching was scrupulous, repaid her the money, your calf, just above the half-boos, and so in the end every one did what. through a long day's ride.

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