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guage as they did of his, they were constrained to , worm, ungrateful dog, is this the recompence for my make signs to one another : still they were happy and hospitality which I have shown thee in my palace by pleased. Night came on before he was aware of its the hands of my serving genii ? Dost thou know approach, and he was again conducted to his chamber what thou hast done to me? Thou hast robbed me and waited upon, as on the previous day. During of the fruit of years of hope ; thou hast brought his slumber the little man appeared again, and with down by thine arrow the talisman of the king of the an earnest expression touched him on the forehead genii, the rose-coloured diamond which hung in the with his staff, and said, “Thoughtless young man, cupola of the palace : •of this I must be deprived for remember my warnings, and fee ; quit this palace as twenty years—such is the will of fate: for twenty soon as morning dawns.' Before he was awake to years it must remain as the keystone to the cupola of full consciousness the slaves came and tended him in my palace; all strangers who may enter it during the bath as heretofore, and led him into the great this period I am bound to entertain by my genii, and hall. He was soon again engaged, though somewhat to afford them pleasure. Only after the lapse of unwillingly, in the sports and exercises of the young twenty long years can it be serviceable to me, and men, and they knew so well how to carry him on by that too provided none of the guests who may enter their new inventions, that this day also passed like my palace have laid hands on this mighty talisman. the former, without his having thought of the nightly I was very, very near the mark, and thou hast apparition. During the night the little grey-headed thrown me back again.' man was present with an angry mien, and struck “ The rage of the magician and his words had Nazareddin somewhat sharply on the forehead with oppressed Nazareddin with a most deadly fright; still his staff : “Unhappy one,' said he, “thou wouldst a ray of hope burst upon him when he heard of the work thine own ruin; thou deservest, then, that I rose-coloured diamond as being the talisman of the should withdraw my hand from thee; I warn thee king of the genii. •That,' said he, “is the talisman for the last time, quit this palace before sunrise.' of my ring.
"This dream was firmly imprinted upon his mind “ As soon as the magician, by this time almost when he awoke, and he firmly resolved to leave the suffocated with rage, had ceased, Rightly,' anpalace before his usual companions assembled. But swered Nazareddin, ' have I blasted thy hopes : thou this he could not accomplish : his clothes were re- didst never come justly in possession of the talisman, mored by the slaves who tended him, and new ones because it is mine.' were brought to him every morning when he awoke. •• • What !' screamed the magician, dost thou He immediately called to them, and they appeared at venture to oppose thyself to Muhuli Kanki, who is his summons, apparently wonder-struck to see him even feared in the kingdom of the genii ? Well, let awake so early. Although he was on this occasion us see what thou canst do. Thou wilt lay claim to earlier than usual, he found his companions already the talisman : good; I will be on my guard.' assembled. They were practising with their bows, * With these words he seized Nazareddin by the and asked him to shoot with them again for a wager. nape of the neck, as children carry a kitten, and He wished to make them understand that he was murmured three words ; immediately he mounted ready to take his departure; but they put into his with him, and carried him off through the air. Na. hand a bow and arrows, thereby informing him that zareddin did not know how long his aerial passage he most shoot. Now,' thought he, ‘I will shoot might have lasted, as he lost his sight and hearing ; this once, and then hasten out to find my horse.' indeed, all his senses were bewildered. When he He looked round for the mark, but saw none. At recovered himself he was stretched on the sea.coast, last he discovered in the middle of the steel cupola a and Muhuli Kanki, the magician, was again standing small red transparent spot. He then turned to his before him. Here I leave thee to thy fate,' said companions to indicate that he would hit this red the magician ; 'speak not about the talisman; thou spot, fixed the arrow on the bow-string, and took wilt not easily from this spot regain the distant his aim. But he did not observe what intense fright country in which I am about to erect my new palace. had taken possession of his companions : they all But caution cannot be of harm ; accordingly I have stood apparently benumbed, and all the blood' had something still left for thee.' At these words he disappeared from their faces. As the first ray of the took a red feather up which was on the ground before rising sun streamed through the hall, he raised his him, murmured two words, drew a pointed dagger bow and shot the arrow upward. He had aimed out of his girdle, scratched the skin of Nazareddin's well: the red spot was pierced, and the arrow had forehead before he was aware of it, and stuck the passed through. At the same moment was heard a feather to him by the quill. At the moment of the frightful reverberating noise, which continually in- feather's insertion he felt an entire change come over creased ; and he saw on all sides the different parts him. He wished to stretch out his arms to the ma. of the cupola loosening from one another and falling gician, but extended a pair of red and green feathered in a mass. Nazareddin thought he should be buried wings, and instead of a deep manly, voice, a jarring under the fragments of the palace ; but the whole scream saluted his ears. • Now,' said the magician, building had fallen into ruins, and the parts had dis- tauntingly, now go and contest the talisman with appeared entirely, and he found himself standing on me; thou shalt live and die on this desert island a a wide plain, on which thorny underwood and nettles parrot.' grew in abundance. Before he had looked around “ After this speech he rose from the ground, and recovered from his fright, there stood before soared into the air, and disappeared from the eyes of him a large man, of middle height, with curly the wonderstruck Nazareddin." black hair, and a long dark beard, clothed in a
St. Patrick's Eve; by Charles Lever. long brown trailing robe, and girded with a broad (Chapman and Hall): --There is no novelty in white girdle, on which were wrought some wonder the construction of this work; it is the old story ful red characters-snakes, misshapen birds, with the limbs of men and animals, angles, and circles of the evils of absenteeism developed in a tale of His features were deformed with rage, his eyes Irish peasant life. Nevertheless, it is written in gleamed with wrath, and doubling his fist he ap. Mr. Lever's best style, and as until evils are proached Nazareddin with these words : Miserable removed they cannot be too often brought into notice, we hail it with great satisfaction. There STEILL'S PICTORIAL SPELLING AND READ. is much truth in this little volume, much pathos ING ASSISTANT. Part II.-(Steill, Paternoster too, and no small share of quiet humour. The Row.)– A most worthy continuation of Part I., scene of “the pilgrimage" is rich indeed. The and a work which ought to be included in every illustrations by Phiz are admirable throughout. school library. It is a book something between SKETCHES OF LIFE AND CHARACTER,
a spelling-book and a dictionary, but presenting TAKEN AT THE Police Court; by George for the young advantages over both. Terms Hodder, Reporter to the Morning Herald. used in science and art are explained in a man(Sherwood and Bowyer, Strand.)—T'he very title ner certain to reach the understandings of chilof this book will convey some idea of its con- dren, and to make an impression on their minds; tents, and we can do little more than say it is a and constant opportunities are taken of offering very clever compilation of scenes which have what one is apt to call out-of-the-way bits of infallen under the author's observation. He justly formation; but which, acquired early, vastly facilisays, in the preface, that
tate later studies. The “pictures" too, attract “ Society, like a landscape, has its lights and sha
the juvenile. dows—its sunshine and gloom; the author has there- THE LONDON MEDICAL DIRECTORY. fore not confined his attention exclusively to ludi. (Churchill.)--A most useful work, which not crous accidents and offences,' but has, in several only gives the names and addresses of the instances, detailed events calculated to excite the medical fraternity of the metropolis, but a list sympathies or the indignation of the reader. His of the medical works they have written, and the chief aim, however, has been to put the reader in degrees they have taken; thus affording a most good humour, by placing before him a variety of valuable reference; as, at a glance, we may disscenes and incidents of every day life, which, while they serve to illustrate the manners of one class, the cover who are most distinguished in the different failings of another, and the vicissitudes to which all branches of the profession. men are liable, may also, it is hoped, stimulate inquiry into the present anomalous state of society Esq., author of " Darnley,” “De L'Orme," &c.
THE SMUGGLER; a Tale by G. P. R. James, in this vast metropolis." The illustrations, by Kenny Meadows, Leech, novels, we always think of the sapient advice
(Smith, Elder 8. Co.)—In reading one of James's Hine, &c., are admirable; and the work-almost entirely confined to pictures of what is called field,” on the subject of criticism; namely, to
given by Goldsmith, in the “Vicar of Wake" low life”—is a perfect exemplar of the adage, say—“the picture would have been better if the that “ truth is stranger than fiction."
painter had taken more pains.” The marks of The PhysioLOGY OF THE HUMAN VOICE; careless haste are so evident on all James's by F. Romer.-(Leader and Cock, and Smith latter works, that it is with a feeling of regret and Co.)- This work is a treatise on the natural we ever take them up; regret none the less powers of the vocal organ, pointing out the dif- because the hand of a master-of one who, if he ference between the speaking and singing quality would, could do great things—is evident throughof tone, and giving laws for the proper produc- out. His early novels were works of genius; now tion of the musical voice, from its lowest to its we find little else than books produced by the highest pitch. It is a book which ought to be trick, the habit of composition. Of course, they not only in the hands, but in the mind of every are better worth reading than the elaborate provocalist, more especially of amateurs, who not ductions of inferior minds; but this is feeble being in the atmosphere, so to speak, of correc. praise, when he might do so much better. The tion and criticism, more especially need such a first volume of “The Smuggler" is decidedly Mentor as this. Although it is a physiological tame, and full of endless descriptions and tedious work, which touches on, and sometimes goes repetitions; the plot thickens as we proceed, and deeply into the distinct sciences of anatomy, the story becomes interesting, although we canacoustics, and music; the style is so lucid, that not feel that there is an incident which the norelwith a little attention the very ignorant on such reader has not met with before, or a character subjects must find themselves instructed by it. with which he is not on the most intimate terms.
FINE ART S.
CATTERMOLE'S PORTFOLIO. by inferior hands, can scarcely be called; and
the subjects of the present series, to be comWe were favoured with a sight of these pleted in two parts, are of a class peculiarly original drawings a few weeks since—just too acceptable to Mr. Cattermole's admirers, dislate for any allusion to be made to them in last playing as they do the rich imagination of the number; but we hope there is still time for us artist. “Bothwell waiting for the Regent Murto draw our readers' attention to these remark- ray, “Salvator Rosa among the Brigands," able productions of a distinguished artist. The « The Dragon Slayer,” and “ The Knight's advantage of the lithotint is that it gives the Departure," are more especially in his own dispainter an opportunity of producing a fac-simile tinguished style of excellence. The size of the of his work, which common engravings, executed drawings are seventeen inches by twelve, and
the manner of publication is one which renders | next to impossible they can, after such contemthem available either for binding or framing, as plation, recall themselves immediately to the well as for the portfolio. Although not yet pre- conviction that the scene before them is but an pared for the public, we cannot refrain from illusion. Add to this, the reflection of the inmentioning the really grand Shakspere creations numerable lights upon the bridges of the river, which adorn the walls of the room in which the and that of the moon, as the flow of the tide lithotint drawings are shown (at 25, Berners- occasionally causes the ripple to catch for a street). Few indeed are the painters who should moment, again to be lost as speedily, the silvery dare approach Macbeth, Lear, Hamlet; but Mr. beams of the rising luminary-the brilliancy of Cattermole is one, and we look with great in the shops in Cheapside and on Ludgate Hill-the terest to the time when the half-finished pictures coloured lights of the chemists in all directionsnow hanging on his wall will become known to the flaring naked gas in the open stalls and marthe public in their complete excellence. In the kets—the cold pale moonlight on the windows of adjoining room we were shown some beautiful Christchurch Hospital, and other high or isopictures, the property of Mr. Hewett, of Lea- lated buildings—and nothing short of reality mington.
can equal the amazing coup d'ạil before us.
When the visitor is assured that this immense THE COLOSSEUM,
picture has no support from the wall, on which For many years the Colosseum in the Re- the day view is painted behind it—that it has to gent's Park was one of the most familiar objects be erected and illuminated every evening, after to the London sight-seer, and one of the most the closing of the morning exhibition, the meattractive to "country cousins” on visiting the chanical difficulties surmounted must excite his metropolis ; but there came changes-it fell wonder as much as the perfection of the illusion somewhat into disrepute, and finally it was will command his admiration. closed. Now, however, it has arisen a very “ The entrance to the Stalactite Cave is hy a phænix from its ashes; and from the taste, skill, wooden door, as at Adelsberg. The long galand perseverance which have been displayed in lery is passed through, and you enter the vesthe renovation and improvements which have tibule, as Mr. Russell terms it—the large taken place, it deserves the warm patronage of rugged unequal grotto,' from which you behold, the public. It is quite impossible, in a brief branching in every direction, the apparently innotice like ours, to convey any just impression terminable succession of caverns, lighted by of the wonderful illusions of art to which the the uncouth chandeliers,' single candles, or spectator lends himself; we must refer our wood fires, kindled by the peasantry for the readers to the exhibition itself, or, at any rate, celebration of their annual festival, and which, to the catalogue from which we shall presently glancing upon the spars and dropping crystals make an extract or two. The Glyptotheca, or of the cavern, produce a scene of splendour as Museum of Sculpture, contains works from the true to nature as it is indescribably magnificent. studios of the most eminent sculptors, and is The caverns at Adelsberg extend six miles unfitted up in a style of the richest, yet purest derground !-they have been explored to that taste; the Swiss Cottage, with the mountain distance, and their actual extent is yet unknown. torrent rushing over the rocks, is not, that we The visitor to our cavern will observe the faint are aware, materially altered, but forms, as be- twinkling of lights at distances the most remote fore, one of the most attractive divisions of the from which such lights could be discernedexhibition. The admirable and wonderful pano- above, through the countless arches, formed in rama of London, executed by Mr. E. T. Parris, the sparry roof, the eye seeks in vain to ascertain has been renovated by him, and cheats the the altitude of the still ascending columns and senses as cleverly as ever ; but the novelties are pinnacles. The illusion of height and distance the Stalactite Caverns, and the panorama of is complete, and the deep, cold, clear lake' London by Night. Of the latter, we agreem (formed by the waters of the river Poick, " that it is next to impossible that any person which flows right across the cavern, and, having can lean over the balustrade for five or six reached the opposite wall of this immense vault, mānutes, and mark the fleecy clouds sailing again dives into the bowels of the earth'), resteadily along, lighted as they come within the flecting the gorgeous scene, and fading away influence of the halo-encircled moon, which has through the blue mist into impenetrable darkjust emerged from the smoke of the great city, ness, terminates a series of magical effects, as and then fading from sight, or occasionally ob- unparalleled in the efforts of art as the wonderful scuring the stars that twinkle here and there in work from which they are copied is unequalled the apparently illimitable space—we say, it is , in nature.”
Μ Ο Ν Τ Η.
HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE.
In the ballet department the fascinating CarDonizetti's Linda di Chamouni has been re- lotta Grisi has made her début for the season, in the vived with great success, and Don Pasquale has highly popular and admired ballet of Esmeralda. shared no small proportion of the public favour The Viennoise children have been re-engaged, during the past month.
and one of the great attractions at this house is
a pot pourri, in which these talented children, his lady, is certainly entitled to a first rank among executed, singly or in pairs, the dances of va- the foremost tenor singers of modern times. In rious nations, both European and Asiatic. addition to his merits as a vocalist, however, he is an Showers of sweetmeats, mingled with the ap- excellent actor; and Duprez apart
, he is the best replauses of the house, have been the reward for presentative of the character on the stage. The Tell their exertions; and for grace, ease, and elegance, of the evening was Mons. Laurent Quilleveri, a with skill and agility, they were remarkable ; learning in his art ; and Mons. Zelgar, who was the
pleasing basso, with a well educated organ, and deep yet we confess we can never look on juvenile Walter Furst of the piece, is entitled to equally prodigies with unmixed pleasure : visions of honourable mention for the skill and truth, lyrical blighted childhood, warped minds, and prema- and dramatic, with which he sustained the part. To ture care, will obtrude themselves. Mademoi-the representative of Gessler is likewise due no small selle Taglioni takes a farewell of her old patron share of praise ; to Mdme. Quilleveri also, a handJohn Bull, and of the stage altogether, in a some dark-eyed woman, who enacted Edwigi-and, series of performances of five nights' duration, though last not least, to Mdme. Guichard, who per. commencing with La Sylphide.
formed the part of Tell's son, and sang the music of Covent Garden.
it, too, with a degree of spirit and of truth which it
would be well for the English musical stage if they A novel experiment has caused this long de- were more frequently imitated this country. secrated theatre to be again thrown open for a
DRURY-LANE. legitimate purpose. A French operatic company
Last month we gave a full description and has been transported from Brussels to these boards, with scenery, dresses, &c., and with comment on the opera of the Enchantress. This, decided success.
Guillaume Tell is the principal occasionally diversified with the Bohemian Girl opera produced; also, Les Diamans de la Cou- and The Daughter of St. Mark, has formed the
Madame Anna Thillon, as We will quote the admirable critique of great attraction. the opera Guillaume Tell from the Observer :- Stella, with her witching form, smile, and voice,
“The Mathilde of the evening was Madame La. is greeted with rapturous applause by the most borde, a pretty woman, with a high soprano voice, crowded and fashionable audiences that Old great skill in the management of her vocal resources, Drury has known to be assembled within its faultless intonation, good science, and a considerable walls, even in its most palmy days. “A youthamount of dramatic power and capability. Her ful knight,” a song, and the Nadie have been, execution of the scena score, Sombre foret,” the and are received with unbounded approbation, first in which she makes her appearance, was a per. and Messrs. Balfe, Bunn, and St. George may fect model of purity of style and excellence of musical congratulate themselves on producing conjointmanner. There was the clear rendering of the score, ly an opera that, for charming music, a libretto unmixed with any capricious interpolation on the part of the singer; and before she came to a close of considerable merit, and scenic effect, dresses, there was but one opinion as to her position in art in and appointments of the most costly and beautithe minds of the best judges present. That position ful description, is as yet unrivalled.' La Gizelle is among the first, as a histrionic vocalist ; the mode still continues its sway in the ballet departof the French school, in which she has evidently ment. Natalie, ou la Latière Suisse, has been studied, and with which she is quite endued—the produced, in which the dancing of Mademoiselle modern French school of music-being taken into Louise, Madame Giubelei, and Mademoiselle consideration in arriving at this decision. Monsieur Adele, is extremely effective. The grotesque Laborde, a distinguished pupil of the Academie humour displayed by a comic villager (Mr. W. Royale at Paris, was the Arnold ; and with the ex. H. Payne) was not so successful. ception of Duprez, it is not too much to say that no
HAYMARKET. better representative of the character is known to the European public-still less to the public of this coun
Time works Wonders, with its racy dialogues, try. His voice is a high tenor, of no great volume, rapid succession of wit, and occasional touches but of consummate sweetness and vast tenderness. of exquisite pathos, still does, and we venture to His style is the severe mode introduced by Duprez, prognosticate long will, claim the favour and and now extensively adopted by the rising genera- patronage of an appreciating public. The Golden tion of vocalists in France and 'Italy, in contradis- Fleece, My Little Adopted, and a variety of well tinction to the “florid” manner adopted by poor known afterpieces, have contributed to form the Nourrit, and prevalent in the musical world until amusements of the month ; also a new piece, very recently,
and of which Rubini is the great living The King and I, and a dramatic sketch, The Old his execution, and an energy and a distinctness in his Soldier, from the pen of Mr. Mark Lemon. The enunciation, which overcome the want of body in the latter is admirably calculated, nay, we should voice, and render bis singing perfectly charming. say expressly written, to display Farren's powers Indeed it is scarcely possible to fancy anything more of depicting extreme old age. touching, more impassioned, and more truthful than
Sadler's WELLS. his interpretation of the famous solo song, “ Idole de
A new tragedy, entitled The Florentines, was ma vie”--the equally celebrated trio, Qu'entends produced here early last month, and has met je”- the still more popular solo, “ Asile heredi- with deserved success. It combines th, merits taire”—and the vigorous coda which closes the opera; of a well-constructed plot, with dramatic delinea• Suivez moi." He“ took the house by the ears,' as the phrase goes ; and one long and continuous tion of character, and an eloquence of diction series of approbatory ovations marked the public that proves it to be the work of a true poet. sense of his perfect performance. M. Laborde, like The play opens with a teinpest, by which Lozengo,
Duke of Florence-who is, according to his cus- the house in a continued roar of laughter. The tom, wandering about incognito, with a single King's Friend—which turns on the adventures attendant-is overtaken ; the scenery and man- of Henri Quartre and Sully-has been often agement of the storm are very admirable. After repeated, and continues to attract. Bulwer's awhile, shelter is offered by Ferrando, who, taking fine play of Richelieu has been produced here, the travellers to his dwelling, introduces them to with great success. The Cardinal and Julie his only daughter, Brancha. Forgetful of his have found able representatives in Mr. Phelps allegiance to the Duchess, Lozengo falls des- and Mrs. Warner. perately in love; and, between the first and
Miss EMILY BADGER'S EVENING CONCERT.second acts, it is to be supposed two months This young lady's evening concert took place at the have passed; during which time he has visited Princess's Concert Koom, on Thursday, the 19th of Brancha, as an honourable suitor, until she and last month. The room was filled with a fashionable her noble father alike believe the only impedi- audience, and the programme promised no small ment to a marriage consists in his poverty. fund of amusement. Miss Badger, in her first perThe scene in which the haughty Duchess gives formance, a cavatina, “Casta dira,” was rather words to her frantic suspicions contains some timid; yet it was sung with great feeling and beauty beautiful passages; the injured wife being of expression : and in the duet with Mr. Wrighton, enacted by Mrs. Warner, with the passionate
“ Is there a vale ?” her powers became at once conpower for which she is so distinguished; and spicuous, and confirmed on her hearers that they the contrast between such a scene, and that were of no mean order. The serenade, in the second where Ferrando-believing his guest the soul of the guitar, was the perfection of style, with a soft
part, in which Miss Badger accompanied herself on honour-offers, even should he “beggar him- ' ness and decision of intonation and expression, that self” to make up for the unkindness of fortune, won a unanimous encore; when she sang a ballad, and give to his child a blessing with her love, in a style no less chaste and finished. Cavatina, touches the heart almost painfully.
Nonv'è domia," Miss Cubitt, was given in her Mr. Phelps, as Ferrando, adds another laurel best style-it was full, rich, and harmonious. Mr. to his crown; the scene in which he taunts Weiss, Mr. Wrighton, and the other vocal perLozengo with the wrongs he has inflicted- formers, acquitted themselves in a inanner deserving still unconscious of his rank—and that in which and obtaining undisguised satisfaction. Mr. John he seeks redress from the Duke, are of the high- Parry made the usual effect of " setting the concert est order of acting: no straining, no mannerism, there is much to be said in favour of the performbut the truthful delineation of nature. Miss
ances of the two Dc Ciebra on the gnitar. Though Cooper sustained the character of the heroine the guitur in itself is insignificani, in comparison with touching tenderness, and an enthusiastic ' with other of the stringed instruments, yet the and discriminating audience rewarded the actors music, harmony, and effect produced by these genwith reiterated applause. The amusing farce of tlemen were surprising, and the tinish of execution Mr. and Mrs. Pringle has been revived ; and a was exquisite. Mr. R. J. Pratten's performances on new one, called The Card Case, brought out; the Aute were clever, as was also Miss Binfield in both of which we may congratulate the Williams's on the piano-forte. This young lady is managers on the accession of so lively and Chatierton performed a new fantasia on the
Mr. J. Blasir pleasing an actor as Mr. S. Buckingham to « their corps. He is already a good actor, with: “Omaggio a Napoli,” which was enthusiastically
received; the concert closing with “ Dal tuo sellato the ease of a practised one; and we feel sure soglis," in which most of the vocal performers that he must become a great favourite. In The joined. We congratulate Miss Badger on her sucCard Case the blunders of an Irishman, and cess, not only in the ballad, but in the more lofty the absurdities of divers other characters, keep , and finished style of the Italian school.
FASHIONS FOR JUL Y.
Paris is now beginning to be almost deserted : ; others are made in the style of a spencer, withbut our élégantes, in leaving it, take care to out a jacket. These last have the corsage rather carry with them, or to have sent after them, a long in the waist, moderately open in front, and good supply of summer fashions, which are now with a narrow lappel : the sleeves are always appearing in all the lightness and simplicity tight. A new and very fine kind of cloth, which that usually characterize them at this season of is of extremely slight texture, but has somethe
year. But before I enter on that subject, it thing of the rich appearance of velvet, has just may be as well to say a few words about riding- appeared for these dresses; it is made in "difhabits, two different forms being at this moment ferent colours, but all of rather a dark kind. employed by our fair equestrians, and both seem Small round hats, either of Italian straw or equally fashionable. The one has a round skirt, beaver, seem to have superseded all others for similar to a robe, but rather longer; and the riding costume; they are always worn with tulle others are made with a half-train. Some have veils. the corsage made with a jacket deep enough to The materials for travelling robes, and for encircle part, or even the whole of the hips ; and early morning costume at the spas, are toiline de