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For this irascible and thankless world.
With the sole raiment of a tatter'd fleece, Sweet goddess, Prudence, seal my lips for ever,
I ate the berries of the ground I trod on: That I may ne'er, by too true speech, again
Although my drink were but the showers of heaven; Offend the persons I would serve--just heaven !
And my night pillow but the rock cray, beetling Since friendship's treated as a vice; henceforth,
O'er the rough sounding eddies of the ocean; Let friendly feelings wither in my soul :
To me 'twere bliss of Paradise, supreme, And let me live, indifferent to others,
| Didst thou entwine me with thine arm, upholding Caring, in apathy, but for myself.
The burning torch of soul inspiring love!' (Addressing BentiVOGLIO, he says, Alas! my lord-my patron-my protector,
What we have already extracted will sufficiently deIs this good payment for my love, and zeal?
monstrate the talent of Mr. Masterton in this kind of Why draw your sword against a friend ? woe's me! Why push me from you, like an infidel
writing. All we have to add, is a wish that he may Who clingeth unto error ? while pure truth
give the world a specimen of the excellence, as he has Passes, unbeeded, like the stream of waters?
done of the defects of tragic poetry.
Our Village: sketches of Rural Character and Scenery. Blest, blest is Sisyphus, compar'd to me!
By MARY RUSSELL MITFORD, London : G. anul W. B. And the stern doom of Tantalus, to mine,
Whittaker. 18:24. Stands in some show of excellence, and savour!
Willy to DEBROGLIO,
In subject, this volume greatly resembles the more I'll not believe thee, fellow-art thou honest?”
l elaborate work of Mr. Crabbe, and in the mode of The following is an imposing piece of state cere treating it, there is a close approximation to the style mony, and worth the attention of kings and diploma- || of the “Sketch Book.” “Our Village" is a collection of tists :
descriptions of country scenery and manners. The “ State Apartment in the Palace. Flourish of trumpets.
fair author is manifestly familiar with all the persons Enter DUKE OF VENICE, DUKE OF TUSCANY, ADOLPHO. and things she delineates, and entertains for them a
ANTONIO, Officers, Courtiers, Attendants, fc. cordial attachment. We are not disposed to question Duke of T. Peace and eternal friendship, ever bind The states of Venice and of Tuscany
the fidelity of her descriptions, merely because she is The love we bear unto your royal daughter,
deeply in love with the “old familiar faces," and the Makes us, at present, be your visitor;
unforgotten haunts and pleasures of her youth. It To claim Cassandra, as our spouse betroth'd.
evinces great goodness of heart, that any one is able in Duke of V. Behold-she comes to answer for herself. Enter CASSANDRA, POLYMNIA, and Female Attendants.
more advanced life, to speak with such unqualified DUKE OF TUSCANY says to CASSANDRA,
kindness of every person in whose society-more or Duke of T. Princess, we greet you with our fondest love: | less intimate-a long tract of years has been travelled And hope from you to hear like cordial greeting.
over. It tells well of the author herself-in all the Cas. I thank your Highness for your courtesy. Enter BenTIVOGLIO and DEBROGLIO. DUKE OF VENICE
points which conciliate general respect and create parsays to the DUKE OF TUSCANY,
ticular attachments. The difference therefore between Duke of V. Permit me to present unto your highness the prose sketches of Miss Mitford and Mr. Crabbe isA far fam'd warrior-brave Count Bentivoglio;
that the former has given a portrait of particular locali. Return'd to Venice from the Holy LandYou do our court much honour, Bentivoglio.
ties, and has sketched it in a spirit of kindness and love; Ben. I'm glad you say so.
-nothing sarcastic, severe or repulsive, enters into her Duke of V. 'Tis what we think, my lord.
delineations. Mr. Crabbe has, on the other hand, Our custom is to use an honest speech,
given us the ideal of a country village,-" a form of Where utter'd words keep pace with infelt meaning."
his own fashioning,"—and has described it in a morbid The poetical passages which gem this satire are fre and satirical spirit. This may be the truest, it cer. quent and beautiful :
tainly is not the most human and generous way of " Cas. Trust your affliction to the ear of love:
working up our knowledge and observation into books. Love is to aitliction, like the cool dew, falling,
Mr. Irving approaches more nearly in manner and Amidst the peaceful slumbers of the night, With pearly drops, the scorch'd up earth refreshing,
feeling to Miss Mitford-but there is not the same To bear the parching radiance of the morn.
intense personal love in his descriptions and his style Ben. Desist to urge-alas! my fair Cassandra,
is elaborated into something like coldness. Pursue not sorrow, when it seeks not thee.
The first sketch is a general one of the village, its Be gay, while yet thou may'at-oh! pray to Heaven The hour may ne'er come unawares upon thee,
appearance, and its inhabitants. We will extract two When the sad tale of man's depravity
passages :Shall, like a poison, chill thy soul with horror; Leading wan grief, like conquering usurper,
.“ The tidy square red cottage on the right hand, with To rear its sallow empire on the ruins
the long well-stocked garden by the side of the road, beOr angel loveliness, beneath decay,
longs to a retired publican from a neighbouring town; a Like frost struck floweret, drooping.
substantial person with a comely wife; one who piques Cus. No, on my life, I never would repent it.
himself on independence and idleness, talks politics, reads Tho' lost to every luxury; and far
newspapers, hates the minister, and cries out for reform. From my dear father sever'd, and my country;
He introduced into our peai esul vicinity the rebellious inAmidst the wildness of a blight struck heath,
novation of an illumination on the Queen's acquittal. Re
monstrance and persuasion were in vain: he talked of something of his square, sturdy, upright form, with the liberty and broken windows-so we all lighted up: Oh! || finest limbs in the world,' a complexion purely English, a how he gbone that night with candles and laurel, and white round laughing face, sunburnt and rosy, large merry blue bows, and gold paper, and a transparency (originally de eyes, curling brown hair, and a wonderful play of countesimed for a pocket handkerchief.) with a flaming portrait of nance. She has the imperial attitudes too, and loves to Her Majesty, hatted and feathered, in red ochre. He had stand with her hands behind her, or folded over her bosom; no rival in the village, that we all acknowledged; the very and sometimes, when she has a little touch of shyness, she bonfire was less splendid; the little boys reserved their clasps them together on the top of her head, pressing down best crackers to be expended in his honour, and he gave her shining curls, and looking so exquisitely pretty! Yes. them full sixpence more than any one else. He would like Lizzy is queen of the village! She has but one rival in her an illumination once a month; for it must not be concealed dominions, a certain white greyhound called May-flower, that, in spite of gardening, of newspaper reading, of jaunt much her friend, who resembles her in beauty and strength, ing about in his little cart, and frequenting both church and in playfulness, and almost in sagacity, and reigns over the meeting, our worthy neighbour begins to feel the weariness animal world as she over the human. They are both of idleness. He hangs over his gate, and tries to entice coming with me, Lizzy and Lizzy's pretty May.'”. pasaengers to stop and chat; he volunteers little jobs all
This little Lizzy is an immense favorite with us. round, smokes cherry trees to cure the blight, and traces and bloys up all the wasp-nests in the parish. I have seen
She bursts in upon us in every part of the volume, a great many in our garden to-day, and shall enchant him --accompanying the author in all her strollings, and with the intelligence. He even assists his wife in her
entering into all her sweetest and simplest descriptions. sweepings and dustings. Poor man! he is a very respecto
As a specimen of humourous delineation we will quote able person, and would be a very happy one, if he would add a little employment to bis dignity. It would be the
It would be the || that of “ a handy fellow."salt of life to him.
Il “ He could do any sort of work; was thatcher, carpenter, "Next to his house, though parted from it by another bricklayer, painter, gardener, game-keeper, 'every thing long garden with a yew arbour at the end, is the pretty by turns, and nothing long.' No job came amiss to him. dwelling of the shoemaker, a pale, sickly-looking, black He killed pigs, mended shoes, cleaned clocks, doctored haired man, the very model of sober industry. There he cows, dogs and horses, and even went as far as bleeding and sits in his little shop from early morning till late at night. drawing teeth in his experiments on the human subject. In An earthquake would hardly stir him: the illumination addition to these multifarious talents, he was ready, obligdid not. He stuck immoveably to his last, from the first ing, and unlearing; jovial withal, and fond of good fellowgradual lighting up, through the long blaze and the gradual || ship; and endowed with a prompt
ed with a promptness of resource which deray, till his large solitary candle was the only light in the made him the general adviser of the stupid, the puzzled, and place. One cannot conceive any thing more perfect than the timid. He was universally admitted to be the cleverest the contempt which the man of transparencies and the man man in the parish; and his death, which happened about of shoes must have felt for cach other on that evening. ten years ago, in consequence of standing in the water, There was at least as much vanity in the sturdy industry, drawing a pond for one neighbour, at a time when he was as in the strenuous idleness, for our shoemaker is a man of over-heated by loading hay for another, made quite a gap substance: he employs three journeymen, two lame, and in our village commonwealth. John Wilson had no rival, one a dwarf, so that his shop looks like an hospital; he has and has had no successor ;--for the Robert Ellis, whom cerpurchased the lease of his commodious dwelling, some even tain younsters would fain exalt to a co-partnery of fame, is say that he has bough: it out and out; and he has only one simply nobody-a bell-ringer, a ballad-singer--a troller of pretty daughter, a light, delicate, fair-haired girl of four profane catches-a fiddler--a bruiser-a loller at alehouse teen, the champion, protectress, and playfellow of every benches-a teller of good stories--a mimic-a poet !-What brat under three years old, whom she jumps, dances, dan. is all this to compare with the solid parts of John Wilson ? dles, and feeds all day long. She is a very attractive per. Whose clock hath Robert Ellis cleaned ?-whose windows son, is that child-loving girl. I have never seen any one
| hath he mended ?-whose dog hath he broken ?--whose pigs in her station who possessed so thoroughly that undefinable | hath he rung?-whose pond hath he fished ?--whose hay charm, the lady-look. See her on a Sunday in her simpli- | bath he saved ?-whose cow hath he cured ?--whose calf city and her white frock, and she might pass for an earl's hath he killed ?-whose teeth hath be drawn ?-whom hath daughter. She likes flowers, too, and has a profusion of be bled? Tell me that, irreverent whipsters! No! John white stocks under her window, as pure and delicate as Wilson is not to be replaced. He was missed by the whole herself.
parish; and most of all he was missed at home.
Equal to this—for nothing can be better-and longer, " Next door lives a carpenter, “famed ten miles round, and worthy all his fame;' few cabinet-makers surpass him,
is the sketch, called “ Lucy." There is a minute. with his excellent wife, and their little daughter Lizzy, the ness and fidelity about it not inferior to Teniers,—and plaything and qucen of the village, a child three years old at the same time an occasional dash of sentiment which according to the register, but six in size and strength and || Teniers never had. “ Cousin Mary," and " Ellen." intellect, in power and in self-will. She manages every
are both beautiful tales. The most amusing essay in body in the place, her schoolmistress included; turns the wheeler's children out of their own little cart, and makes
the volume is the “ Country Cricket Match." Those them draw her; seduces cakes and lollypops from the very called “ Walks in the Country," are very pleasant deshop window; makes the lazy carry her, the silent talk to
scriptions of the scenery about the village. Indeed, her, the grave romp with her; does any thing she pleases; is absolutely irresistible. Her chief attraction lies in her
the whole collection is one of the most agreeable that exceeding power of loving, and her firm reliance on the love || we have met with for a very long time. and indulgence of others. How impossible it would be to disappoint the dear little girl when she runs to meet you,
DRAMA. slides her pretty bands into yours, looks up gladly in your face, and says, “Come?' You must go: you cannot help it. Another part of the charm is her singular beauty. Toge | King's Theatre.-In the dialect of the green room, Mather with a good deal of the character of Napoleon, she has dame Pasta has been “a great card” for the opera. She has
done for it that which nothing else could-filled the house, truth, pathos, and good-nature about it as ever. Nothing and gratified the audience. Catalani failed in both-not could be finer than its execution. The retirement of Mr. because she wanted merit (for her musical talents are inti Munden is not forced upon him by any decline of talent, nitely superior to those of Pasta), but because the caprices | but by the predominance of certain complaints incident to of public taste arrayed themselves against her. Catalani his age. He has--and we are glad to say it-accumulated would not be patronized. She was in all respects, except || a larger portion of wealth than usually falls to the lot of rank, equal to the loftiest of those who wished to be her pa. | actors to possess. The evening of his days will not be distrons, and in many superior. Her independence was a turbed by apprehensions and privations. He can look forgreat stumbling block in the way of her success; and the ward to the months that are to come with the same serenity consequence was, that the high fashionables were very that he regards the years he has past. As a highly-gifted lukewarm and feeble in their encouragements. Madame actor, and a respectable man,-we cannot part from Mr.
is less known, less wealthy, less renowned, and less | Munden without expressing our thankfulness for th highly-gifted than Catalani: she is, or will be, obliged to loyed pleasure he has so often afforded us, and our respect give way in many points to the great leaders of ton, and by for his unimpeachable character. some sacrifice of independence, secure a larger portion of patronage. Besides, she is new to the musical public,
MUSICAL REPORT. and curiosity enters into the encouragement she has received. Hence the housc, upon the evenings of her performance, has been excessively crowded. But it must not it being understood that the Covent Garden Managers be denied that Pasta has very great talents. Her origin
| are about entering into an engagement with the celebrated ality of style is marvellous. There is nothing like it on the
German composer, Von Weber, as Composer and Director stage. Her cadences are modulated with a grace, taste,
of the musical department of that theatre, in place of Mr. and peculiarity which belong to no other singer. This was
| Bishop, who has transferred his services to Drury-Lane; particularly apparent in Tancredi, on Tuesday. When we the affair bas produced no slight sensation among our saw her name in the cast, it filled us with some alarm. The English professors, who are of opinion that native talent part of Tancredi is set for a low Soprano; a range of voice
only should have been the consideration with the manararely met with amongst females. Gressini and Bellochi gers of an English theatre, in supplying the place of Mr. possessed it in perfection. Madame Pasta, however, has
Bishop. To a certain extent we are of the same opinion ; nothing now to apprehend. Her performance was trium for the reasons we assigned in our preceding number, in phantly successful. Indisposition appeared to have thrown the few remarks we made on the present English School of an occasional languor over her manner; but its general character was excellent. In the recitative and air-of di The management or direction of an orchestra, and mutanti palpiti, we were delighted with the beauty and no sical composition, are, however, two very different consivelty of the execution. Equally fine was she in the duet derations. We could name at least a score of English with Ronzi de Begnis, in the second act. Madame Pasta, in musicians, every way qualified for directors or conductors the concerted pieces, appears to less advantage. She wants of an operatic performance ; but we must acknowledge, power to stand out from the rest. Here it was that Cata (with regret) that very few among the number are capable lina shone. Her voice was like Aaron's rod-it swallowed || of composing the entire music of an opera. all the others. Ronzi, in Amenaide, shewed her well Many of our living musicians possess eminent talent, known pathos, facility, and purity. There is a deeper and but they appear to want that indispensable qualification for more touching feeling about her singing than about that of a musical composer-original genius. We have many who any other female on the stage: and then it comes so na are capable of arranging the instrumental music of an turally and sweetly from her beautiful lips, that he must operatic performance; but we know at present, only of be doubly insensible who could remain unmoved. Curioni one English composer, wbo is capable of writing an original seems to be relapsing into his old carelessness of manner. overture which shall be appropriate to the specific characWe are sorry to see it; for he is a very clever and agreeable ter of any given drama. singer. Signor Benetti, in Orbazzano, continued to be just We wish to restrict our present remarks to professional as often out of tune as was necessary to bring his science musicians and dramatic composers only, considering draand ear into great discredit.
matic composition as decidedly the highest department of Drury Lane. During the present week we have enjoyed || musical science. Our present view being directed to prothe melancholy pleasure of witnessing the commencement | fessional or available talent, we shall also defer noticing of a series of farewells by the veteran Munden. It is ever the works of some eminent musicians of the amateur class, delightful to contemplate the exhibition of high talent; but to a future opportunity. that delight is greatly qualified by the thought that we are The paucity of original composers among so large a numcontemplating it for the last time. There is something || ber of able musicians as the English school at the present deeply affecting in the words, “ the last time," when ap- || day contains, is not only indisputable, but it naturally plied to an old favourite. They teach us the shortness of ll leads to an enquiry as to the origin of this want of invenhuman life, and the vanity of human pleasures. Theatrical || tion in our native musicians. It has been said that genius associations are amongst the earliest of our recollections, as || is "heaven born" or intuitive. That “where genius does they are the last of our regrets. It is many years since we || not originally exist, all the cultivation that can be given first saw Mr. Munden, and it seems but as yesterday. I will
will fail to elevate the individual beyond humble medioThus it is, the personal is speedily forgotten, and fades crity." It must be admitted that cultivation alone could away into the party--the intellectual remains unimpaired to never have produced a Byron, a Davy, a Chantery, or a the end. Munden has arrived to an age, where his infirmi Lawrence, unless it had been applied to original genius, as ties will not permit him to act with regularity and comfort. Il a basis. But we contend that the quality usually termed His talents are as fresh and vigorous as ever; but he can
genius, is to be elicited only by a certain portion of cultinot be sure of his health for a week, or cyen a day. It was vation, and that portion applied in the earlier stages of our necessary for Liston to take his part in the Cure for the existence. Now it appears to us that the acknowledged Heart Ache, the other day, at a few hours notice. Munden ll inferiority of our English musicians in the art of composidoes well, therefore, to obey these warning intimations, tion, compared with the Germans and Italians, is princiand retire from the stage in the fulness of his fame. His | pally, if not entirely, to be ascribed to this source. Old Dornton on Thursday evening shewed no abatement | On the continent, the musical pupil has the advantage of of its former excellence. There was just as much energy, ll the best tuition, from his childhood; which not only elicits
whatever portion of genius he may possess, but also puri- cisely known, Gildon placing it in 1682, and Cibber in 1684. fies his taste at the same time. In England, on the con- || But however this may be, it was in this united company trary, owing to the extravagant fees demanded for tuition of that Mr. Betterton first shone forth with the greatest deevery kind, and from the want of discernment in parents in gree of lustre; for having survived the famous actors.upon discovering the predominant capacities of their children-| whose models he had formed bimself, he was now at liberty many of those who have made music their profession, have to display his genius in its full extent. Betterton was an done so rather from necessity than from choice ; whilst || actor, as Shakespeare was an author, both without compeothers have commenced their studies too late in life, and || titors, formed for the mutual assistance and illustration of have been placed under the tuition of persons wholly each other's genius! The one was born alone to speak incompetent to the higher class of musical instruction. what the other only knew to write! Pity it is, that the
There is no cause, prima facia, why our countrymen momentary beauties, flowing from an harmonious eloshould not arrive at equal eminence in the science of cution, cannot, like those of poetry, be their own record Imusic as in any other branch of science or the fine arts.
arts. Il that the animated graces of the player can live no longer It is idle to say they have not capacity for any single de- || than the instant b cath and motion that present them. partment of human research, when they excel in every Having a general acquaintance with people of fashion, at other. It might be said with as much propriety that we length, by the intercession of the earl of Dorset, he prohave not men of genius sufficient for Architects, because cured a patent for building a new playhouse in Lincoln's. the builders of the present day usurp that province; to the Inn-fields, which he did by subscription. The new theatre disgrace of our national taste, and for the derision of fo was opened in 1695. Mr. Congreve accepted a share with reigners of all nations. In short, the deficiency of talent this company, and the first play they acted was his comedy for the higher class of musical composition, which is so ap of Love for Love. The king honoured it with his presence; parent in our dramatic composers of the present day, we when Betterton spoke a prologue, and Mrs. Bracegirdle an ascribe altogether to their defective education.
epilogue, on the occasion. But notwithstanding all the whatever cause may be assigned for this inferiority advantages this company enjoyed, and the favourable reof musical invention or composition in our countrymen, the ception they at first met with, they were unable to keep fut being unquestionable, the Managers of Theatres and up their run of success above two or three seasons. VanDirectors of Concerts are justified in every way, in employ brugh and Cibber, who wrote for the other house, were exing superior talent wherever it may be obtained. Well peditious in their productions; and the frequency of new therefore consider the engagement of M. Von Weber by the pieces gave such a turn in their favour, that Betterton's Covent Garden proprietors, as likely to be advantageous in company, with all their merit, must have been undone, two respects-the interests of the proprietors, through the had not the Mourning Bride and the Way of the World novelty and high expectations raised from so eminent all come to their relief, and saved them at the last extremity. composer,-and the stimulus it will necessarily give to our In a few years, however, it appearing that they could not native musicians; more particularly, that able dramatic maintain their independence without some new support composer, Mr. Bishop.
from their friends, the patrons of Betterton opened a subThe works of M. Weber are at present but little known scription for building a theatre in the Haymarket, which in this country beyond the limits of the Philharmonic was finished in 1706. Betterton, however, now grown old, Society; but his Operas have met with the highest re and his health much impaired by constant application, deception among the cognoscenti of Vienna and the other ca clined the management of this house, resigning it entirely pital cities of Germany. His last Opera, Euryanthe, now to Sir John Vanbrugh and Mr. Congreve; but, from the performing with the greatest applause at Vienna, is said to decay of Betterton, many of the old players dying, and be a splendid composition throughout. We have just heard other accidents, a re-union of the companies seemed necesa few of the movements, which appeared to us not only a very sary, and accordingly took place soon after. original, but highly dramatic composition. While we there
When Betterton had reached seventy, his infirmities infore look forward with no small interest to the arrival of this creased to a great degree, and his fits of the gout were exdistinguished German among us; we would much rather tremely severe. His circumstances also grew daily worse see the station in question filled by native talent of equal
and worse, yet he kept up a remarkable spirit and serenity eminence !
of mind, and acted when his health would permit him.
The public, remembering the pleasure he had given them, STAGE SCRAP BOOK.
would not allow so deserving a man, after fifty years serNo. XVIII.
vice, to withdraw without some mark of their bounty. In the spring of 1709, a benefit, which was then a very uncom
mon favour, was granted him, and the play of Love for Love THOMAS BETTERTON was born in Tothill-street, Westmin
was acted for this purpose. He himself performed Valm. ster, 1635; and, after having left school, is said to have
tine ; Mrs. Bracegirdle and Mrs. Barry, though they had beea put apprentice to a bookseller. The particulars, how
quitted the stage, appeared on this occasion; the former in ever, relating to the early part of his life, are not ascer
the character of Angelica, and Mrs. Barry in that of Frail. tained. It is generally thought that he made his first ap.
After the play was over, these two actresses appeared leadpearance on the stage in 1636, at the opera-house in Char
ing on Betterton, and Mrs. Barry spoke an epilogue writter-bouse-yard, under the direction of Sir William Dave.
ten by Mr. Rowe. nant. He continued to perform there till the Restoration, when King Charles granted patents to two companies; the one was called the king's company, the other the duke's. The former acted at the theatre royal in Drury-lane, and
MUSICAL NOTICE. the latter at the theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-fields. Betterton went over to Paris, at the command of King Charles II.
Fine Arts.-His Majesty having been most graciously to take a view of the French scenery, and at his return
pleased to inspect the Second Series of the Myriorama, made such improvements as added greatly to the lustre of
drawn by Mr. Clark, and to express his approbation of the the English stage. For several years both companies tasteful manner in which it is executed; the Public are acted with the greatest applause, and the taste for dramatic respectfully informed that the work will appear in the entertainments was never stronger than whilst these two
course of a few days. companies played. The two companies were, however, at The Views consist entirely of Italian Scenery, and are length united; though the time of this union is not pre more numerous than the First Series.
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RICHARD WILSON, Esq. R. A. with some account of his Life, Edward Hodges Baily, Esq. R. A. John Pye, Esq.
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manners, contain so much of " graphic point," that like the humeur of his great predecessor Hogarth, they speak a language intelli
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