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Houd of nie pours down upon you the whole neighbourhood to the windows, from the cupolis. You must recollect, and many even from their beds, 10 listen toilier, bow often our late father used to to his strains. By degrees, these sweet info.esitthal inos: means which work upon strains became less frequent, and more the birr of the sensual feelings of man, melancholy; till at length one evening a

vse wbib tsalt the soul and the peculiarly doleful farewel song called the ficulta, were so little employed in the cruel maiden to the grave of her misera14. ^ a Hership, though they are by no ble lover,* in tones so moving and pais being escluded from it.

thetic that all the hearers burst into tears. zipri 0:41. The great benediction was Baldini was seen po more at Rome, and DOC gives-- but listen to the history of my his obdurate charmer soon gave her hand txofoems, I showed them to my friend to another. the Cavaliere Gérardo de' Rossi, one of “ Some years afterwards," continued the first poets and l.cerati, as well as one my friend, “ I was present in a church at ci the best men in Rome. He immedi- Rome, during a procession of priests who attiy made a spirited translation of them passed me singing. A voice, the sweet

10 ltalian, which we sent on Wednes- dess of which awakened certain indistinct day in the Passion Week to the Pope, recollections, attracted my notice. I liswith oliy this signature: Da una Signora tened, and looked more attentively - It Firrusteru. Tu author however was was Baldini. His pale emaciated face, soun Lupssed, and some days afterwards illumined by the soft light of the taper, his lluiness get to me his private secre. he glided past me like a shadow, with tery, th Abba'e Baldini, to thank me ip down-cast eyes--or rather rose, as if from 13 Dame, and to say, that “it gave him the grave, before me. I hastened to him, Freal pleasure to find that a foreigner, a and found him calmly resigned, having l'aurestant, an ingenious poetess, and an received comfort from above. He re2. woman, thought so well of him.”* turned by degrees into the world, visiting Rai: ww I was desired to send him the in a few select circles, especially where Giedior original rel proprio pugno-"in he meets with music.” ny 53hards iting.” This I did, and Thus far my friend. We actually & id a viteri translation of it made into found this generous victim of love at the te paginda.

house of the Countess Carradori, a native private secretary of Pius VII, is of Vienna. She is the best singer off the till exiremely interesting man, especially stage at Rome. In her early youth, she

113 WOL p. Since I have got into the song at the theatre in Vienna. There she ative style ofernale memoirs, I must re- was seen and heard by Count Carradori, le vou the history of the Abbate Bal- and the celebrated air in Cimarosa's HoArla communicated to me by a mutual ratii-Belle pupille tenere, performed by Dicas nearly the following words :--- a most exquisite voice, and accompanied * Litsee!.” said he, “ near the Ro- by eyes not less beautiful than those are

ite, las balini, a young Roman of supposed to be to which this enchanting promiirallines was engaged in the song is addressed, made a conquest of the chy of bew. He conceived a passion heart of the Roman Count. T'heir union

ng tule, who also lived near has been peculiarly happy. There we It low con, but from whom he met with saw for the first time the yet pale and

This attachment revived his mildly melancholy Baldini. When the

y tal nt for music, which had Countess Carrac'uri, who is quite a Roilure to rave studies, and every even- man in her encouragement of promising Age of the Pantheon was enli- talents, sung Mozart's sweetest duet, Deli

w Baldini's songs, both the perdoni al primo affetlo, with my Ida, Dune of which were his own who is yet no more than fourteen years Tition

II:s enchanting voice, ac- old, Baldini said-Questa Ragazza non Punt is 3 masterly guitar, drew sa lu musica, ma è la musica" she is thin peretition of these compli

not a musician, she is music itself.” Thus on of his Holiness, especially * Quivi il suo deluso amore, accompanied by Binoklidne infallible, and of course the guitar, bas become a popular song of the * , ** DIUL { criticize them.

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VOL. 2.)

Mrs. Brun's Letters from Rome. you see this Buldini is destined to tell healthy, though he subsists almost entireme what I am fondest of hearing—but ly upon eggs, milk, and vegetable diet nothing from him affords me so inuch so that I frequently call him in joke, pleasure as his heart-thrilling strains. our Brahmin. Lately, indeed, he has

Before I close this letter I will put up been prevailed upon by the remonstrances for you a print-an indifferent one in- of the physicians, who have for some time deed-engraved from a miniature of the past suspected a weakness of his optic Pope, and which appeared last summer nerves, to admit some animal food and a while I was in Tuscany. In a few days small quantity of generous wine to his 12,000 copies of it were sold: the hermit-like table. I never quit the sacred French general theo caused it to be shades about his habitation without seelbought up, fearing lest the contagion of ing myself better than when I went thiththis enthusiasm might spread over all er and let me leava Roine when I will, Italy. It has no other merit than that among my many great sorrows, the keenof being a striking likeness.

est will be the parting from D'Agincourt. April 20. Difficult as it is in these What must be the sentiments of this extimes to form acquaintance with the high- cellent old man on the part which his er clergy, I have nevertheless had the countrymen are now performing at pleasure to see Cardinal Erskine several Rome you may easily conceive. times at my house. He is a most amia July 4. Will you hear a pretty leble, accomplished, and elegant old man, gend-On the day when the proclamacombining the most polished manners tion of the complete, occupation of the with the dignity of his station. But the Roman states on the part of the Fiench crown and heart of my acquaintance here emperor appeared, a white pigeon flew is the Chevalier d’Agincourt, now 80 in at one of the windows of ihe Pope's years of age. We are as much attached apartments. The attendants endeavour to him as though we were his children, ed to drive it out again, but in vain ; aud be loves us with paternal affection, the bird flew to and fro in the lotty rooms This gentleman possesses all the quali- far above their reach. As their efforts ties which in la bonne vielle France most were fruitless, and served only to disturbo advantageously distinguished individuals the Pope, the bird was left in quiet posat his time of life--buoyant vivacity, del- session, and food and drink were placedi icacy of feeling, that gallantry of the for it, that it might not perish for want. heart in the iotercourse with our sex T'he etherial creature, however, would which is peculiar to the southern nations, not touch any thing earthly ; peither and which the French expressed more would it quit the place till the bull of tenderly than any other. Such is he as excommunication was prepared, when it a Frenchman ; but the qualities which suddenly darted out at the same window adorn him as a man are of far greater by which it had entered ibrice 'twentyimportance, and do not belong exclusive- four hours before ! ly 10 any nation. D’Agincourt has that St. Peter's was never so thronged as lofty purity of soul above the reach of at the late festival of the Apostles. Great all profanation, that pious simplicity of numbers of country-people were there ; heart wbich a highly favoured few alone but even the Romans are growing devou: preserve arnid the Norms of life, and from attachment to this Pope ; aud that, which surround them alseady bere below you well know, is saying a great deal. with the radiance of immortality-In a Among the many altars of the vast cathepretty liouse on the Trinilu di Monli Le dral, the most frequented by the people lives retired from the bustle of the world, was the tomb of the holy Pope Leo, devoting himself to the study of antiqui- where Algardi's prodigious basso-relievo, ty, anch the care of a charming garden representing the appearance of the two which be planted binself at the age of Princes of the Apostles to Attila, is seventy, and in the shade of which he placed. Hence ascended the most fer. now delights to walk. There we fiod vent prayers for “ deliverance frr bim among his flowers which he is fond scourge of inankind, and sucçr of cultivating with his own hands. Not- above in the absence of all ea withstanding his advanced years, he is

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ON THE MODERN POWER OF MUSIC. MR. URBAN,

Feb. 10, 1817. so distinct as to raise a blush on the A a

harmony of your spirit, and that In the second Act many fans were held although we are neither of us very able up to hide a gape as long as when the performers in the Science of Music, yet thumb and fore-finger are stretched wide we bave sometimes, as the “ Laborum apart; bowever, until this time I had dulce Lenimen,” sought the concord of been suffered to enjoy the concert in sweet sounds—you are, therefore, the quiet ; but a lady near me began now to fittest friend I have to sympathise withi grow very uneasy, and leaned across me me in the following case : During the to her friend, and talked of a visit the last recess I had the pleasure of being day before, and most rapidly quizzed all present at a celebrated annual festival of the company while Milton's "Sweet Music, where the first Performers were Echo" engaged the performers. I met, the highest harmony preserved, and changed seats with her, which, as the the most fashionable audience assembled. lady was remarkably fat, occasioned a Indeed I had been informed that so con- disturbance to the rows before and bevinced were every family for many miles hind, for which, of course, I alone was to round, that both taste and execution blame. The Orchestra lost no time, nor would cornos almost the Commemora- any credit, for the whole selection was .60 lemuel, that the most eager so- the most judicious I had ever heard ; lura 105 for tickets of admission had but it did not secure them from the unto e unid; and those who had governed propensity of the people to talk Trearr;, and others who had not about any thing the most foreign to the

sps !a!". : ere actually despised, as purpose ; and when the whole closed not worthy of being associated with or with the grand Chorus in the Messiah, noticed by their neighbours, and they the company rejoiced more at the close were, in short, become less than nothing than the performance, which they neverSuch was the Christian consolation of theless most candidly applauded. Now, these friends. Animated by this ardent Sir, all this led me to reflect whether the expectation, I esteemed every family I power of Music is real or imaginary. If saw in this crowded assembly equal in there were not something genteel in the musical skill to Cramer or Beethoven entertaininent, I doubt whether any asthemselves : and as I boast the taste of semblage would ever be collected to hear an Amateur, it was very gratifying to it. It moves the passions ; but as soon me, to anticipate the profound attention as it ceases, nay, indeed, when but little and the scientific observations of those of it has been given, ennui seems to prenear whom I had the honour to be placed. vail, and it leaves nothing for the mind.

When the Orchestra first opened, the Like a steam-engine, it has all the effect, the silence with which the first part of till the heat evaporates, or, like a gasthe Grand Overture was heard, afforded light it is extinguished.- The want of me the most satisfactory hopes that equal National Music at a battle has been attention would be paid to the whole ; the known cause of that Nation failing. but no sooner was it closed, than a gen- Orpheus and Pan, and Apollo himself, tleman who appeared to understand it, have done wonders amongst the brutes remarked it was very fine, but his lady and human animals of heathen mytholothought it rather too long. The first gy; but, Sir, such enlightened auditors Act proceeded, and was accompanied are not reserved for modern tiis;will remarks not more profounei : the and enery pastral shopherd that pir ! *** !;imgies furnished rare opportunities his lay in his tlock while his Culmet was

Dossip of the day to begin and kind, 1 At them to their animal recitaHe was a part or an abrupe, tions, and hung his jute ripon some beudciers of buli whicper wenning will," whenever she frowned!--:

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Legends of Lampidosa. --The Parisiun. sic then lost its' power. I questioned cian, and continued a long time in the much with myself whether it has any same posture, with the air and attitude of general power or not, and, without lose a connoisseur, The ass took no notice ing time, I shall now refer you to a high of us at all, munching his thistles very authority, whose judgment is deservedly demurely. The bind set up her large ranked upon the highest of Moses' seat. broad ears, and seemed to be extremely

Being in the country one day,” said attentive. The cows gave us a louk, Vigneul Marville, Professor of Music, and then marched off, The little birds “ I had a mind to see whether beasts, as in a cage and on the trees strained their it is commonly said of them, take plea- throats and sang with the utmost eagersure in Music. Whilst my companion ness ; whilst the cock minded nothing was playing upon an instrument, I con- but the hens, and the hens busied themsidered attentively a cat, a dog, a horse, selves in scratching the dunghill." an ass, an hind, some cows, some little The late Dr. Jortin, who studied birds, and a cock and hens, which were Music for relaxation from his laborious in the court below the window where writings, on reading this description, said, we stood. The cat paid no regard to “ Imagine these creatures to be human, the Music, and, to judge by his physi- and you will have no bad representaognomy, he would have given all the tion of any one of our politest assemblies symphonies in the world for a mouse.; at a musical persorınance.” he stretched himself out io the sun, and I shall now leave you, dear Sir, to went to sleep. The borse stopped short reflect upon all this ; and you shall tell before the window, and, as he was graz- me the result of your thoughts after we ing, he raised his head from time to time, have met at the bext Concert of Antient The dog sat bim down like a monkey, Music,

A. H. fixing his eyes stedfastly on the Musi

Hrom the European Magazine.

LEGENDS OF LAMPIDOSA.
THE PARISIAN.*

flowers to-day, but he charged me to of No --be

words implied : and her character, bouquet of jewels arranged to represent contrasted with Henrielle's, resembled the

a poppy and a lily interwoven. These Provençal rose, whose cold whiteness is symbols, once considered sacred to the scarcely tinged with a blush, compared deity of marriage, caused a smiling change to the bright scarlet tulip. An impene- in the receiver's aspect, while the Baron trable mauvaise honte covered talents gravely cast his eyes on the letter brought which she really possessed, while an air to him by the giver. But the assembly's always easy, confident, and caressing, attention was diverted by the entrance of gave her rival that elegance which is said

an aged and blind woman, supported by to be the result of conscious dignity and her children, who led her towards the tranquil happiness. The Baroness, once queen of the festival. She carried a bitherself the reigning belle of Paris, deter- ket filled with Provençal roses, which sie inined to raise her new favourite to the kissed and wepover. I have nothing same beight by splendid and incessant more to offer, mademoiselle !" said she : galas. On her birth-day, according to the “but these roses are fresh from the trees graceful custom still preserved there, your good father planted in my garden.' Henrielle presided at a festival designed "Åh, Madelon !” esclaimed Henriafor its celebration; and flowers, the usual

na, springing towards her" bave tributes, were brought in beautiful abun- heard 'him name his kind nurse a thousand dance to the pavilion where she sat. A times, and that rose-tree was planted on young stranger, pressing thro’ the crowd, my birth-day !"_" Who are you !" replaced himself near her. “ Your father,” plied the old paysanne-—“when be plansaid he, “could not send his favourite fed it, he did not tell me that he had a

* Bee Ark. Vol. I, p. 910.

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Legends of Lumpidosa.— The Parisian.

(vol. 2. daughter."-"No,Madelon," interposed Suzette followed ourson's Gascon valet to Henrielle, gently taking the flowers from Paris. Since Henriana has evidently no her basket-"on that day your piece Su- claims to nobility,wecannot give bera fitter zette had rejected her lover Lubin by retreat than ber grand--aunt's cottage in placing nuts on the table, according to Provence."_“She has nobility at heart, your Provençal custom; and he com- at least," replied M. de Salency—“ aud forted him by a promise to take him to if it endures the test next prepared for it, Paris as his valet.”—“It is the very I am satisfied.” Without explaining words of my dear young lord !” return- this speech, he descended to the saloon, ed Madelon, clasping her hands in rap- where the rival claimants were seated ; ture" but tell ine, is poor Suzette liv- and addressing himself to Henrielle, uning yet ?"--Henrielle hesitated, as if fear- folded the packet brought by the young ful to give the poor paysanne afliction : chevalier Florival. It contained a letter and before she could determine how to from her father, recommending him to reply, a dove flew into the pavilion, and her favour as a suitor highly enriched by alighted on Henriana's shoulder. It had nature, though not by fortune, and giving a paper attached to its foot, inscribed, his paternal blessing to their union. HenTo detect a counterfeit.Every eye rielle heard it with the smile of conscious was fixed on her face, which varied'a beauty, and a painful glance of mock inthousand times from the whiteness of difference : the father, perhaps, would fear and shame to that deep red supposed have been more gratified if they had been to announce guilt. But, instead of spurn- checked by a tender and grateful rememing the innocent bearer of this testimony brance of the absent writer. But he arainst her, she allowed it to nestle in withdrew without comment, and returnliter boxom ; and, shedding tears, whis- ed accompanied by Florival, whose pupu –“ Poor bird !-an enemy has flushed cheek and downcast eye expressEmployed thee, but thou hast not forgot- ed a timid, yet proud, dependence on the Prati me."--Henrielle smiled on her with recommendation of Henrielle's father. a gracious air, as if desiring her to confide She received him with a charming mixin her friendship. And collecting the ture of assumed unconsciousness and flowers which had been brought as trib- careless encouragement which her grandutes, with an air of badinage apparently mother secretly applauded, as the perfeccontrived to relieve Henriana, she said -- tion of that coquetry she had once prac“ Are there counterfeits among these of- tised herself.— " 1o your presence," said ferings ?—we will submit them, then, to Florival looking respectfully towards the the ordeal both of fire and water.” All Baroness, “ I may request your grandadmired the benevolent attempt to divert daughter's acceptance of this pledge, attention from the humbled culprit, and which her father hoped you would perthe grace with which she dipped the now- mit her to attach with her own hand to ers into a perfumed vase, and placed the pearl necklace she received from her them'round the edge of a lamp burning mother. It was once your gift, and he on an antique tripod. But the flowers promised to fill up the vacant place in it were all artificial, and the flame, spread- when he had found what he thought ing among thein, seized the drapery al- worthy"-And he produced an emerald tached to the pavilion, and the conflagra- heart, evidently adapted to some peculiar tion was general in a few instants. The repository ; but his gallant allusion to young stranger, whose gallant gist had the colour of hope which tinged it, did introduced him to Henricile, lost not a not produce the smile he probably exmoment in carrying her out of the reacb pecued. Henrielle was silent till the of danger ; but Henriana, inattentive to Pron requested her to comply with her herself, caught the blind paysanne in her father's wishes :--then, looking compasarms,and saved her from the flames when sjonately at Henriana, she replied, “ It had already fastened on her. “ One wikiin my possession yesterday, but it is would think,” said the Baroness, with a mine no longer;" —and when repeated scornful air, "that this young woman re- questions extorted fuller answers, she recognized ce in otro VI.

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