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DRURY-LANE. TOV. 24. "Richard III.” Oo Mon. kuew the measure of his own mind, for
Mr. Kran, Mr. Maywood played the tor of Sallust and Tacitus, two of the crook back Tyrant for the first time, most condensed and forcible writers of this evening, and, according to the bills, the Romans. Know yoаr own Mind on a short onlive. The audience was was well performed ; and being selected, liberal and indulgent, which humane as we have said, by one who so well unexample we shall set before our eyes, derstood all the mechanical parts of the and abstain from criticising his Rich- stage, no modern comedy is better ard.
adapted to actors and actresses. Rae, Nov. 26. ! Oroonoko." Mr. Kean in the part of Millamour, who is in continuing ill, Mr. Wallack became love with every woman he sees, acted his substilule in the Sable Prince. This with gaiety and spirit, and was merry play was performed on Wednesday, for without being boisterous and vulgar. ihe benefit of the family of the late Mrs. Alsop, in Lady Bell, shifted herself Mr. Raymood, instead of Romeo and into all the vari of her character, Juliel, as originally advertised. The as the scene or dialogue required ; and House was crowded lo excess, and the however widely different ihe oatural receipts satisfactory to every friend to appendages of each, she was in all alike departed worth and merit.
natural and alike attractive. Dec. 2. H. Johnston has appeared Dec. 10. On Wednesday, was perin the Duke in the Honey Moon. The formed a very pleasant dramatic rointerest of the characrer lost nothing in
mance, called Lilliput.” It is unhis hands. He entered fully into the necessary to say, that it is founded on acceptric and singular spirit of the noble the story of Gulliver, and that the experimentalist on a wife's patience, and humour is in the contrast between a succeeded to the satisfaction of the great mao and his little guests. This audience.
dramalie piece was written by Garrick Dec. 8. “ The Man in the Moon" about sixty years ago, and was produ. It takes its name froin the sign of a ced as a farce upon the occasion of some Public-house not much resorted to, benefit. The present Managers have which is likely to be the case with the re-introduced it, and it is justice to add, theatre when the sign is hung out that they have found the means of renThere is no plot. The first scene, in dering it entertaining. With the single wbich Mrs. Alsop caricatured a laoyden- exception of Gulliver, the hero, all the ish country wench, and Knight nearly characters are performed by children played up to her in Joey, the serving pot exceeding twelve years of age. The man of ihe tavern, was the only tole- audience were amused, and the children rable one in the piece: the rest was dull, were certainly well trained. A child of tiresome, and fatiguing. The best joke the name of Dunn sung with a good was setting these babes in the wood mock effect “ The Soldier tired;" anoin the stocks; and as nobody could hiss ther child imitated Kean, in the tenth for yawning, the opposition at the scene of Richard the Third. finalė did not much exceed the ap Mr. Fisher appeared the same even. plause.
ing in the character of Hamlet. Our Dec. 9. Murphy's comedy of “Know opinion is, that he is an actor in the your own Mind” has been performed first line, but not the first. And it with much spirit. This is one of the must be added, that tragic actors parplays in Murphy's peculiar style; that take of the nature of the poetry which is to say, a play imitated from a hun. they have to repeat, -that mediocrity dred others; but the selection is so good in neither is tolerable, aod that both, .and so amusing, that it is a matter of if not good, are tediously bad. We do very little consequence to us, whether not, however, apply this to Mr. Fisher they are his own or another's. There in all its rigour, as his Hamlet was was not a man of his day, perbaps, of good, and may bear several repetitions. Jess original and inventive talent than in Richard he wanls force, majesty, Murphy ; --not a mao who so little and variety; he calls up Kean before
us, and then vanjshes before him. But those who, having been accustomed to in Hamlet he is more within the a better style of acting, have a better peculiar sphere both of his natural laste. He wants natural pleasantry; powers and apparently of his studies. and he will always want it, if he so His subdued tones and mander accorded servilely imitates another.
Mrs. Alsop with the character of the scene. His always acts well where she does not soliloquies were contemplative and overact. She has much of the genius soothing. In viewing the mock play he and all of the spirit of her molber. appeared to be absorbed in the passions Her restless activity keeps the spirits excited by the analogies of the story of the audience in the same cheerful His speech to the players was likewise motion. She has all the materials of good, and followed the example so an admirable actress, and we look to admirably given to all succeeding actors her as capable of fully replacing ber by Kemble,-that of giving domestic mother. Oxberry is a good actor, bot dialogue in the colloquial tone of com his compass is narrow, and is evideatly mon life. It is, indeed, amazing, how too self-sufficieot. any one can deviate from a rule of such Mr. Dowlon, as the Commodore, was manifest propriety. In the closet scene full of merriment and pleasantry, but he was not less successful, and recalled, his sentiments are too inuch the cointo his advantage, the memory of Kem mon place of the stage. Even this exble and Kean in their most splendid cellent actor carries his action, perhaps, parts. Upon the whole, the perform a little too far, and his rea-phrases in ance was very satisfactory, and we must Dulwitted at Last, were not much recongratulate Mr. Fisher apon having lished. made a belter selcction than that of Dec. 15 This eveniog Mr. Kean Richard.
made his first appearance, since his in. Dec. 11. A new Coinic Opera called di«position, in the character of Richard “ Out witted at Last," which deserves the Third. He was greeted with ensome mention. As far as Miss Cubit, thusiasın by the audience ; and as far as Miss Byrne, Mr. Harley, and Mrs. the most spirited performance could Alsop were concerned, it was eatertain. vouch for the perfect restoration of his ing and well receivedl. Harley is copying healih, we are justified in announcing by a bad model. He has more grimace it to that portion of the pablic who than pleasantry; and whilst he acts to were not present on the occasios. the galleries, he loses the applause of
PERFORMANCES. 1817. Nov. 25. Beggar's Opera--Palls of Clyde.
Dec. ll. Outwitted at Last-Tale of Mystery. 26. Oroonokin-The Magpie and Maid.
19. Suspicious Husband-Lillipui. 87. Duenna-Falls of Clyde.
13. Outwilled at Last--Ditto. 28. Double Gallan!- Dilto.
15. King Richard the Third-Jan in the 29. Love in a Village - Ditto.
Nioon. Dec. 1. Castle Spectre-Dinto.
16. Dutwitted at Last-Lilliput. 2. Honey Moon-Ditto.
17. Ditto-falls of Clyde. 3. Macbeth-Innkeeper's Daughter.
18. Ricles- Man in the Moon.
19. Dulwinted at Lasi-Lilliput.
29. Richard Duke of York, or the contentier 6. Ditto.-Romp.
of York and Lancaster–Irishman in 2. Macbeth-Man in the Moon,
London. 9. Know your own Mind-Dilto.
23. Ditto-No Song no Supper. 10. Hamlet-Lilliput.
84. Christmas Eve-[No performance.]
COVENT GARDEN. The Cabinet" has been revived at Her delicious voice charmed every ear, this theatre. Of Mr. Braham's Orlan Her comic powers are not great, though do, little is required to be said. The she does preltily enough in this way, style of the songs composed for that what seems to have been taught her in part, and the manner of executing them, rehearsing. Simplicily, and not arcbness, are entirely bis own. His masterly exe is her forte. Fawcell's Whimsicalo, cution every now and then forces us to Einery's Peter, Duruset's Lorenzo, and like what we do not like, and adınire Mrs. Gibbs's Curiosa, are all excellent what we think objectionable. Miss of their kind; and as for Blanchard's Stephens appeared for the first time in Marquis de Grand Chateau, it is the Storace's celebrated part of Floretta. most perfect personation of an old fop
pish dotard of the vieill cour that we by a shorter cut, and implores Lady ever saw upon the stage. Every look Sarah to save him from the bailiffs, who and attitude was true to nature, with are close at his heels. The bailiffs apout being overdone, or come tardy off. proach, and are just about entering an
Mr. Deoning, whose debut as Mingle apartment in which they suspect bim to in the Bee-hive, we noticed in our last be concealed, when he meets them in a month's Number, bas sjuce performed inorning gowo and cap, a book in his Flexible, in Love, Law, and Physic, hand, and accosts them as master of the pretty much in the same style of bustle house, and as the husband of the Lady and moderate comic humour.
--Sir Peregrine Peery. The enemy is Dec. 1. --This evening “ Venice Pre thus foiled, and the real Sir Peregrise, served was performed, and much to the who next makes bis appearance, is (accredit of the Theatre. Miss O'Neill's cording to a rule without an exception Belvidera is among the most striking on the stage in such cases) arrested for exertions of this able actress. The Tickall's debt, while Humphrey Grub is faults of the play, and they are many apprehended for Captain Wing'em. Tbe and ublrusive in plot, language, and new married man and Sir l'eregrine bemorality, keep clear of the parts in come subsequently alarmed ai finding which Belvidera is to throw out her their wives provided with other lords ja lustre, and no portrailure in the ro their absence. In the end Tick all's pemance of the drama can be purer than cuniary distress is terminated by the the daughter of Priuli, or more de. kiadness of Sir Peregrine ; the duel is Jightfully copied than in the perform- explained away: Wing'em, and Eliza, ance of Miss O'Neill C. Kemble's Jaffier the niece of Lady Peery, are waited, and is a charming representation of the all eods happily. young, fond, aud wavering conspirators The strengih of Covent Garden is Young's Pierre, of the bold, firm, embarked in this Farce.-Blanchard strongly-purposed conspirator.
with his chaste comique, Jones with his Dxc. 2.-This evening Brabam ap. exhaustless spirit, Abbolt with his agreepeared in the part of Harry Bertram, in able ease, Emery with his rustic nature, Guy Maonering, in which he introduc- Tokely with his broad humour, Mrs. ed some new airs, and sang, as he Egerton, with her vigorous conception, always does, with great exhibition of Miss Foole, with her pretty face, Mrs. voice.
Davenport with her truth of character, Mr. Denning appeared on the same and Miss Booth with her lively maoner. evening in Buskin, Matthews's amusing Dec. 17. – On Wednesday King part in “ Killing no Murder.” We Jobu" was performed. King John, Mr. have already given an estimate of his Young; Constanee, Miss O'Neill ; and powers, and it remains unchanged. He Falcoobridge, Mr. Charles Kemble. With is a diligent, hurrying, beadlung imita. all Mr. Young's merit, it is, we think, tor.
impossible for any actor to fill up the Dec. 3.-“ Husbands and Wives,” a idea of Ibis character which we have refarce, by Mr. Pocock, from the French. ceived from his predecessor. Miss
A spendibrilt chased by bailiffs, and O'Neill's Constance has not the decp a duellist who is flying from the offi tone of maternal despair ; she is always cers of justice, are the two principal cha. affecting, but there is a preternatural racters. The last, disguised as a rustic, sternness and solemnity about the afescapes his pursuers by personating a fictions of Constance, which do not fall newly-married countryman, Alumnphrey within her powers. The public will reGrub, whose wife and mother are joice with us in the returo to his profesbrought to approve of this trick by the sional dulies of Mr. C. Kemble, in this hope of obtaining through it the sum evening's Falconbridge, and particuof 1001. which the lady with whom the larly as it is one of his best parts, and girl formerly lived bad promised to not surpassed by any of its kind upon give as her marriage-portion, and of the stage. which, after walking dine miles, they The new method of warming, adopt were likely to be disappointed through ed at this Thealre, bids defiance to the the abscenee of the bridegroom. While ulipost severity of the weather. There Capt. Wing'ern is proceeding in this cha. mometers are placed throughout the racter to the house of Lady Sarah Peery, bouse, by which the public inay sec, as his friend Tickall finds bis way thither well as feel, that the temperature is
constantly kept between 55 and 65 de- and pleasant warmth, as pervades the grees. Even in a drawing-room it is different parts of this truly comfortable hardly possible to retain such an equal Tbeatre.
PERFORMANCES. te 17.
1617 Nor, 85. The Cabinet-The Father and his Children,
9. Guy Mannering-Husbands and Wireta 28. Isabella-Love, Law, and Physick.
Mora's Love. 87. She Stoops to Conquer-Youthful Days of
10. Isabella -- Ditto-Ditto. Frederick.
11. She Stoops to Conquer-Ditto-Ditto. es. Much Ado About Nothing-Love, Law, 10. School for Scandal-Husbands and Wirts, and Physick.
13. Guy Mannering-Ditto. 89. The Ca inet-The Father and his Children.
13. Romeo and Juliet-Ditto-Mora's Love, Dee, 1. Venice Preserved-Aladdin.
16. Guy Mannering-Diuto. 2. Guy Manuering-Killing no Murder.
17. King John--Diito. 9. The Stranger - Husband and Wives.
18. She stoops to Conquer- Ditto, Ditto 4. She Stoops to Conquer-Mora's Love
19. Apostatt-Ditto-Ditto. Husband and Wives.
20. Guy Mannering-Ditto-Ditto. 5. The Jealous Wife-Husbands and Wives
29. Venice Preserved-The Libertine. -Mora's Love
23. Guy Mannering-Husbands and Wires. 6. Guy Mannering-Ditto-Ditto.
94. Christmas Eve (no performance). 8. Jane Shore--Ditto-Ditto.
THE SURREY THEATRE. With every alteration of both inte satyrizes a custom of the mightier rior and exterior which taste or conve dramatic potentates—“ more honoured nience could suggest to meet the change in the breach than the observance :" of season, this superb theatre was re “ The Proprietor most respectfully opened for a brief winter campaign, on begs to state, that he has carefully exFriday eveniog last, the 2016 instant. amined all the archives, records, and lo these improvements the comfort of authorities, he could find in the SURREY tbe audience has been most particularly TAEATRE ; and, having found, that in attended to, and the pledge given by the time of Charley Hughes, and other the proprietor at the close of last sea classic directors, it was not usual lo igson has been most honourably re sert long puffs at the bottoms of the deemed. The late period of opening will bills, those articles which relate to the permit us only to state, that ihe various entertainments of this theatre, will, in performances reflected equal credit on humble imilation of other modern imthe management of Mr. Dibdin, with provements) in future, be placed at the his truly popular entertaioments of last iop." summer, and were received with cvery The performances were, a splendid demonstration of applause, which they melo-dramatic spectacle, founded on 80 amply merited, by a fashionable and GARRICK's celebrated romance of 'be crowded audience. We are compelled Christmas Tale; a comic ballet, called to defer all particulars until next month, Love and the Lancel; and a comic but we cannot conclude without quoting rhetorical extravaganza, or speaking from the bills of the theatre a notifica- pantomime, entitled, The Tauchstone ; tion relative to puffing, which very fairly or, Harlequin Traveller.
Can Mem'ry dissolve the chill fetters of age?
Will Pain from her magic depart? BY THE LATE REV. DR. VARDILL, Can Fancy's pale pictures on Memory's
page VALK not of the banquet Remembrance
Restore the rich warmth of the heart?
Of long-buried friendships, of far-fed de. Till shadows with truth can be class'd !
Jight One hour in the presence of new-born
The spectres pass mournfully on : delights
They speak--but their whispers no rapture O'ervalues an age of the past.
excite, Talk not of the 'tlight or the treasures of
They speak of the days that are gone! tine!
Yet where is the joy that for ever departs: We urge the dull fugitive on
Can friendship to earth be consign'd:When life is a desert and friendship a The joy or the friend that is wortby our dream,
hearts We'll sigh for the days that are gonc ! Must leare a rich rclic behind.
Have traitors deceived us with thorns
DEVOTION. among flow'rs? Well!-let us their folly look on
EVOTION, hail! calm and serenely The rosebud of pleasure awhile has been
Dart but one ray, and all the soul is light! The thorn to their pillow is gone!
Tbe mind's rough passions thou hast pow's
to smooth, O! let us not gaze on the wreck of our
And thy mild voice can every anguish sooth. joys,
When Hope, the sun of human life, is set, But build the fair fabric anew ;
And the pale cheek with Sorrow's tear is The day whicb no bope and no friendship
'Tis thine to cheer the heart in all its woe, Is a day without sunshine or dew,
And bid the breast with holy transport Believe it-the rose-tree will flourish again,
glow : Tho' the dead leaf is trampled upon :
For oh! the prayer of faith, when raised Our souls like the sun shall their lustre
on high, retain,
Can dry the tear, repress the struggling Undimm'd by the days that are gone!
sigh, V. The wreiched sufferer's doubting murmurs
And bow each wish to God's eternal will.! ENGLISH versus FRENCH.
When Pleasure wings the day with doubled THE Muses sat on Parnassus's Peak
flight, Once in May;
And dreams of bliss enchant the soul by
night ;But one spoke Hebrew, another Greek,
When Joy flings o'er man's path its brightOne for Arabic took a freak,
est beams, Till Love in a pet cried—“ Can't you speak
And his frail bark glides over gentle English, pray?
streams; Grave Melpomene Greek may teach How sweet the hymn of Gratitude to raise, Clio studies Etruscan speech,
And mercy boundless as creation praise. But with so many tongues for each,
When Death's chill hand life's crimson I'll not stay."
stream congeals, Laughing Pallas said, “ Capid, fie !
And o'er each limb an icy coldness steals; English is left for you and I
When the bright spark that once illumed Nobody cares below the sky What we say.
Is quenched, and reason, sense, and feeling
die; Mars may Mohawk or High-dutch quote,
When the moist brow is bathed with drops Venus warbles a Spanish note
of death, All the Graces for French will vote,
And dissolution checks the labouring Si'l vous plait!
breath ;Stern Bellona talks German yet,
Then the last step of mortal life is trod, Nothing but Greek for Jove is fit
And the last thought is gratitude to God! Yet an Evglish tongue is the tongue for wit
M. A. R. While 1 stay." Merrily spoke the eldest Grace, Sitting by chance in a Muse's place,
LINES TO A LADY.
ET others carve upon the trees
Where softly sighs the summer breeze, glow :
Or sweetly sinks the love to rest. 'Tis the rhetoric they bestow
Age shall the characters obscure;
None but they ! The axe may lay Love's tribute low; "Tis lisp'd in Paris, 'tis sung in Rome,
Round that wbich feeling deem'd secure 'Tis worshipp'd in old Athena's dome Upfeeling weeds may heedless grow. 'Tis the nation's voice where'er I roam Bat thine is carv'd upon the rock
If I sway.
Where oft the sounding surges fly; Let us be French in the Thuilleries,
The raging tempest it shall mock, Romans in Rome, and Greeks in Greece ;
And glitter in the evening sky. But when at home we sit at case,
And as the tide of years shall roll, With Muses and Graces aud friends like Thy name shall deeper, broader grop ;. these,
But broader, deeper in my soul