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553 thing be more in nature than the hyste- demanding as its price a maiden whose ric laugh with which she quitted the very thoughts have never erred. A mastage. As a whole, this performance gic glass is given, which is to detect the greatly adds to the deservedly high impure by a cloud upon its surface. reputation of Miss O'Neill; and the The prince commences his tour of discoloud and universal applause at its close, very, attended by his former preserver, testified those feelings on the part of who takes with him luis daughter dis the audience which had been still more guised as a page. The glass is tried with unequivocally evinced in the course of unfortunate success on women of all it by emotions, the excitement of which conditions, till the young page gazes afforded the best proof of the powers, upon it, and leaves it without a stain. the judginent, and the discrimination Her sex is acknowledged, and the prince of the actress. It was, in truth, a dis- thrown into despair by the presence of play which at once deeply interested the genius demanding the performance che heart and satisfied the judgment. of the contract, which is to surrender his --Young's Beverley was a very fine mistress. He resists, but she is torn performance; marked by true feeling from him in a flame. In a moment after, and discriminating judgment; varying he finds himself in the ball of the nine sta the passion as the scene required, with tues, the ninth pedestal still unoccupied. admirable skill. --Mr. Terry acted He turns away in scorn of the spirit's Stukely; an unfavourable character; but broken promise, and the pedestal is to which he gave as much expression as filled, but it is with the form ot bis fair it deserved. If his performance had a one. The attendants crowd in, and the fault, it lay in excessive care; it was too scene is brightened with the descending anxious, and too full of obvious contrivá pomp of the genius. Of the merits of ance and determined chicanery. His this piece as a dramatic production we habit of personating old age has induced can say but little. In dialogue, incident, him to stoop; and the physiognomy of and interest, it is about upon a par with his Stukely was at once too obsolete for the generality of melo-dramas. Johnsuccessful love, and too designing for stone had a few genuine bulls, and in unsuspecting villany. His acting was in the delivery of them was always successgeneral highly judicious.

ful. His excellent acting, combined Drury-LANE.—Nov. 30, a new piece with the lively and spirited performance of spectacle was exhibited at this theam of Miss Kelly, would have saved a piece tre, called The Ninth Statue, or the of less merit. Considered merely as a Irishman in Bagdad; founded upon the spectacle, it is almost impossible to destory under that name in the Arabian scribe its magnificence. We never saw, tales. Its plot is only interesting so far on any stage, a scene comparable in as it adheres to its eastern original. beauty to that raised by the magician at The Caliph of Bagdad, young, and in- the end of the first act, where the Genii fiated with early power, wastes his trea- of Fire and Water rise to pronounce the sures, disgusts his subjects, and exposes oracle, and enjoin him how to obtain himself to assassination. In one pf these the ninth statue ; it is unparalleled in attempts against his life, a stranger ina ricliness and variety of colour. The last terposes, preserves him, and is made scene is also most beautiful. The piece captain of his guard. This stranger had was given out for repetition with consilost a daughter some time before ; acci- derable applause, dent discovers her to him in the palace, We have to notice the return of Miss aad her liberation is the price of his ser- Walstein, who had very abruptly quitted vice. But the caliph has conceived a London. The cause, as since explained, passion for her, and is left to struggle however, is highly to the credit of this between his gratitude and his love, Re- lady's feelings. The illness of her mon bellion gathers round his throne, and a ther iinpelled her to the step of imine, spirit, under the form of his dead father, diately setting off for Dublin, to come comes to tell him of treasures which fort, by her presence, the last moments, are to fix his power. He follows its as she feared, of a beloved parent. guidance, and enters a subterranean ball, Dec. 23, Miss Walstein made her apwhere he finds eight statues of dazzling pearance, for the first time in London, splendour, yet but the pedestal for the in the character of Jane Shore. Her nioth, which is announced more valuable performance, notwithstanding the faultithan all the rest, and the very centre ness of the composition, which abounds and perfection of the charın. The gem in eodless speeches, exaggerated passion, nius scarcely relieves his perplexity, by and incident of the most dexterous duta NEW MONTHLY Mac.-No. 12.

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ness, had occasionally very great merit. that respected the actress. Miss W. las In the scene with the protector, her de- powers of a very extensive nature, and claination was very finished. ller prayer we think, if her claims on public opinion was a fine specimen of the grace that are to be fairly tried, another course must may be given by a judicious performer be adopted than exciting our sensibilities to the weakest efforts of a poet. The by the representation of a Shore of a dying scene was pertect in every tbing Calista.

NEW ACTS,
PASSED IN THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FIFTU PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.--53 GEO. 111. (1814.)
The figure which follows the date of each dct, denotes the number of sheets of

which it consists : each sheet is solil for THREE-PENCE. CAP. CIV. An act for maintaining July 1, 1814.-In actions brought belore and keeping in repair certain roads and that day the plaintiffs shall be allowed caly bridges inade in Scotland for the purpose their costs. of military Communication; and for CIX. An act to amend an act of the making more effectual provision for 13th year of his present majesty, to el maintaining and repairing roads made, plain, amend, and reduce into one act, and bridges built, in Scotland, under the the statutes now in force for the amendauthority of the parliavnentiv'y commis- ment and preservation of the publie sioners for Highland roads and bridyes. bighways within England and fur other July 18, 1814.-3.

purposes. July 23.-1. The expense of maintaining the military Upon application of surveyor of highways, and other roads and bridges completed pur: justices may direct an additional assessment, suant to the act of 43 Geo. 111, to be detray not exceeding in the whole the rate of ed one fourth by the public money granted 18. od, in the pound. All persons keeping to commissioners, and the remainder by the any wheel carriages liable to composition, respective counties.-A sum not exceeding the rates of which are fixed by this act. 5000l, for the present, and 2500l. for every CX, An act to prevent the embezzle subsequent year to be issued to the commis- merit of certain property belonging la sioners toward the repair of roads and bridges. the hospital for seanien at Greenwich,

CV. An act to l'emove doubts as to and to amend so much of an act of the the duties and taxes heretofure imposed parliament of Ireland, of the 33d yer avd levied under the authority of the sea of his present majesty, as relates to pay veral governments in the East Indies ments to out-pensioners of the said bos July 23.-1.

pital residing in Ireland, July 13.-4. This act confirms the power of levying du- .As several of the pensioners and nurses bara tics by the governments in India.

of late pawned or sold clothes, lines, and CVI. An act to remove doubts as to other articles delivered to them to wear e the allowance of drawbacks upon bibles use, this act directs that all such article and books of prayer to the King's prin- shall be marked with an anchor, surmount ters, under an act passed in the 54th year ed by a naval crown with two flags ore the ot' his present majssty July 23.-1. crown, and the letter G on one side, and fi

Printing houses approved by the commis- on the other. Pawnbrokers or others to sioners of the treasury, to be deemed the ceiving goods so marked liable, upon at usual and ordinary princing house of the viction, to a penalty of rol. to be levied by a King's printers.

justice's warrant by distress. CVII. An act to render valid certain CXI. An act to continue certain sch indentures for the binding of parish ap of the parliament of Ireland for prevedio prentices, and certificates of the settle ing the importation of arms, gunpowder, ident of voor persons, July 23.-1. and ammunition, and the making, te

Indentures and certificates of settlement moving, selling, and keeping of gu? made valid, although the churchwardens powder, arms, and ammunition, without were not sworn in. The same to be valid if licence. July 23,-1. executed by the overseers of the poor.

CXII. An act for the further encou CVIII. An act to repeal two acts of ragement of fever hospitals in Ireland. the 30th and 324 years of King Charles July 23,-1. II. for burying in woollen, and for 11 Grand juries may present 2501, at each as deinnifying persons against penalties for size in counties at large, and also in coustici offences committed against the said acts, of cities and towns, for fever hospitals. No July 29.-1.

money to be presented unless accounts of se Persons indemnified from penalties against ceipt and expenditure bc examined bekre whom no action has beca brought before grand jury.

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CXIII. An act to vest in luis ma- One justice empowered to hear and deterjesty, his heirs and successors, for ever, mine complaints of servants, artificers, and part of the ground and buildings, now labourers, for non-payment of wages--Apbelonging to the society of King's Inns, peal to quarter sessions. Dublin, for the erecting thereon a re

CXVII. An act to extend so far as pository for public records in Ireland. relates to the building of new churches, July 23.-1.

an act of the parliament of Ireland CXIV. An act to amend an act made passed in the S3d year of the reign of in the last session of parliament, for the his late majesty, King George 11. ilrelief of insolvent debtors in Ireland. tituled,“ an act for reviving and amend. July 23.--1.

ing an act passed in the 230 year of his Insolvent prisoners may be discharged in present majesty's reiull, intituled, an vacation by one judge of any court-court or act for amene, continues

act for amending, continuing, and multjudge may amend schedules--prisoners dis- ing more effectual the several acts now in charged, or remanded under preceding acts, force in this kingdom for the more easy may take the benefit of 53 Geo, III.

recovery of tythes and other ecclesiastiCXV. An act to amend an act of the cal dues of small value, and also for the parliament of Ireland “ for prerenting more cusy providing a maintenance for the pernicious practice of burning land, parish clerks, so far only as the same reand for the more effectual destroying of lates to the more easy providing a mainvermin." July 23.-1.

tenance for parish clerks, and to en'I he receipt of the rent reserved in the courage the building of new churches." lease or deniise under which lands ate held, July 23.-1. for one year, after the death of the preceding Rectors or vicars may grant any part of lessor or person claiming to be entitled, shall the glebe land for the site of a new church be deemed sufficient proof for recovering and church-yard. the penalty of 4os. for every English acre, CXVIII. An act to grant to his mafor burning land, under the act 17 Geo II. jesty certain stamp duties in Ireland.

CXVI. An act to repeal the several and to explain and amend an act made laws for recovery of small sums due for in the 520 year of his majesty's reign wages in Ireland, and to make other pro- for granting stamp duties in Ireland. visions for recovery of such wages. July July 23.-1. 23.-1.

ORIGINAL POETRY.

THE CROSS.
OF old the Cross, in banner'd pride,
Way'd o'er the gory crimson'd tide;
And crusade chiefs, where'er it curl'd,
With fire and slaughter fill'd the world.
Embattled legions from afar,
(The cross their badge, and crested star,)
United move to eastern land,
A firm unconquerable band.
Religion's pomp, and sacred name,
Fire all their hearts, and thoughts enflame:
The ensign which salvation gave
To war impellid the Christian brave.
To dreary cells it next convey'd,
In bloom of youth, the captive maid;
To solitude her charms confin'd,
And, ruthless, bound her yielding mind.
Where warmer feelings bore controul,
And soft emotions fill'd the soul;
Where all was ardour, love, and truth;
The Cross to convents hurried youth.
There, while the passions, warm and strong,
To pleasure led the mind along,
The Cross, ill-omen'd, chill'd the breast,
And lull'd the heart in dubious rest.

Enrich'd with gems, it graceful fell
Where heaves the panting bosom's swell;
Alas! it told a mournful talc,
How warring feelings still prevail :
It told a breast of stormy mood;
It told of briny tears a flood;
It told of passion more than pray's;
And told of love's corroding care.
But these no more the Cross declares;
Gone are its gloomy, sick’ning cares :
Love's herald now, it pleasing shows
A breast where hope, improving, grows.
It tells a heart, that hopes to find
Affection's warmth with pious mind :
It tells no more of tears and gloom,
And blighted joys of convent's doom.
To lovers sad, who cherish grief,
The pendant Cross confers relief;
For well 'tis known its sweet controul
Can give salvation to the soul! J. W P.

RIDDLE.
Legs I have got, but seldom walk,
I backbite all, yet never talk.

WHIMSICOLGS.

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[Jan. 1, MARY.

The little redbreast mounts the tender spray,

And eager pecks the woodbine's crimson Oh! listen, fair lady, awhile

fruit; To the tale of a poor crazed maid,

His feast when ended, tunes his vocal lay, Whose cheek has forgotten to smile,

And, soaring high, evades my swift pur. For falsehood her love has betray'd.

suit. And surely misfortune may claim

The bleating lambs enjoy in sweet content From the piłying bosom a sigh,

Their daily banquet, spread by Sature's When innocence crush'd down with shame,

hand; Is left all-deserted to die?

'Mid rustic innocence their lives are spentIn the cot of my father I dwelt;

Strangers to Care and Misery's pale band! My father! how deep does he mourn: But soon shall winter's keen and hollow blasts Canst thou picture the anguish he felt

In rising gusts, with raging fury blow; . When I left him no more to return?

While all yon azure sky, with clouds o'erWith him was my infancy blest,

cast, And blest the first dawn of my youth ;

Covers the land with heavy drifts of snow Simplicity smil'd in my breasts

Then, pretty redbreast, to my window fly, And spoke the pure language of truth. And lodge with me till mild returning Young William he courted my love,

spring, But his vows were as fleeting as breath;

When, with a keen regret, and humid eye, Tho' he swore his affection should prove

I'll let thee soar en liberty's gay wing.

INNOCENTIA. * Unalter'd as truth until death.

Carmarthenshire,

Oct. 4, 1814. And his look as an angel's was meck;

Love dwell in the glance of his eye;
And the blushes that crimson'd his cheek,

EPIGRAM ON HOMER.
Gave his falsehood a guiltier dye.
His oaths I sincerely believ'd,

Eupe quo's, Mechas tuge Tixera llenavoslo fesy fan

Eid Eva jevor Operçov, oh my lgstaga husrovny. And my fondness confess'd with a sigh;

Anthol, 1. I. My innocence William deceiv'd, And left his poor Mary to die.

Nature him found, yet scarcely found in. From the cot of my parent I fled ;

deed, • Heart-wrùng and forsaken I've stray'd, But at his birth, from toil severe was freed; And no home where to shelter my head; Homer alone became her chief delight, None will pity a desolate maid.

And in him only all her powers unite. But, Mary, not long wilt thou weep,

Walworth.

T, TAYLOR. A wretch from society driv'n ; In the stillness of death thou wilt sleep;

THE ANTIQUATED COQUETTE. And there's rest for thy sorrow in heav'n. Will you ne'er be persuaded you're old,

Nor believe that your leauties are faded?

Pray put on a cap--you'll catch cold-
AUTUMN:

Nor again let your grey hairs be braided.
Composed during a late Walk. What a killingly sweet-smelling scent!

To hang on those lips, oh: what bliss! Attain'd the summit of a lofty hill,

But your nose and your cbin would prevent, My wand'ring sight yon chequer'd fields I'm afraid, the enrapturing kiss.

surveys ; While the soft murmur of the distant rill

controll Than your teeth not e'en ebon more bright, Around my ears in wild reversion plays.

And, dear! how delightfully neat!

. But, alas! they are ebon outright, The yellow tints with which the woods And too useless to chew you your meat. abound

Tho' you boast thus a lustrous enamel, Have rivall'd now the various shades of You're yet more bewitching, my fairy, green;

With one hunch Nature meant you a camel, The vale beneath, in front the rising ground, With the stuffd-one you're a dromedary. Increase the beauty of the neighb'ring What a delicate, tapering waist! scene. ,,

More slender there can't be a ghost; From yonder copsc the thoughtless partridge Breathe you free, or are too tightly lac'd; springs,

For asthmas the old trouble most. Nor needs the fowler's charge and ready You murder us with those bright eyes ; aim

One glance at your feet lays us dead; Lights on the ground, and trims his plumy Such sparkleis no beau dare despise,

wings, "Nur thinks that he is man's peculiar game!

Tho' they're sunk an inch deep in your

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But see, now, how graceful that air! Then hope no more, however far

For the dance see her charmingly rave :-- He wanders from his western star,
Oh, Fate! how unkind to the fair!

However hard his lot,-
She steps-she steps into her grave. That thou by him, whose sinking breast,
Manchester, Oct. 15, 1814.

H, Has once thy loveliness confest,

Canst ever be forgot.
THE HAPPY MAN,

The magic smile, so mildly bright,
AN IMITATION OF MORACE.

Which o'er thy face dissolves its light,

The planet of that heaven,
Carminum Lib. IV. Que 9.

Altkough it wants those vivid fires,
Non possidentem multa vocaveris Which burn to kindle short desires,
Recte beatum. Recrius occupat

A surer wound has given.
Nomen beati, qui Deorum

Thus oft, perchance, some maiden's eye
Muncribus sapienter uti,

Upon the sun-flower's gaudier dye Duramque callet pauperiem pati,

May for a moment rest;
Pejusque letho flagitium timet, &c. But to the snow-drop's lovelier hue

She justly gives the preference due,
Him, to whom riches in abundance flow, And wears it in her breast.
Deem not the happiest mortal here below :
The man who well improves the loan of

EPITAPH ON AN INFANT.
heav'n ;
Whose bosom glows with praise for all that's In innocence I sunk to

or all that's In innocence I sunk to death;
giv'n ;

Thrice happy it were so!
Who smiles at poverty, the nurse of woes, Why mourn ye my departed breath?
And places Vice among his direst foes ;

"Tis I should mourn for you. Whom neither racks nor tortures can dis

Latinè redditum, may,

Innocens et perbeata, Or from religion's standard fright away:

More florum decidi! In point of bliss he fairly bears the palm;

Quid, Viator, fies sepultam ? His conscience, void of guilt, enjoys a con

Flente sum felicior! stant calm. H- n College. David Davies.

ON MAN.

By God was man created ; and he stood
TO SUSAN.

A perfect being from his Maker's hand.

A foul destroyer interfer'd, to mar Susan, thy absence bears a pow'r

This mortal semblance of livinity:To render sad the vernal hour,

Man fell: a sad and scathed monument And dress in gloom the day :

A watch-tower in the wilderness of sin. Not thus thy presence lent erewhile

But, in the ruins of his desolate form, To winter's frozen brow, the smile

The beauteous lines Omnipotenee had trac'd, Which gilds the wreaths of May.

Disorder'd, not destsoy'd, may still be seen ; Shall I, in lieu of thce, address

That flame, wbich once with vivid lustre Yon stars, whose mingled beams are less

shone, Than one short glance of thine ?

Reanimates at times some kindred spark; Shall I, when glow-worms, glittering near, The spark, rekindling, flashes in the gloom, Alone my vows of passion hear,

Like light, upon the chaos of the mind. Not at thy stay reping?

Thus, bound with everlasting chains of ice, Could Susan ever fondly feign

Within its frozen zone the Arctic still That time might sovthe her lover's pain;

Conceals a central fame, which often gleams

In vivid coruscations round its pole,
And could she e'er make known
That remedy for his distress,

Or melts the snowy cowl which shrouds the

brow While her deep sigh show'd consciousness

Of Heckla's wild and dreary solitude.
It could not cure her own.
O! little must that mind have known
(Blind to its owner's charms alone)

FRAGMENT,
The lustre of that eye;

Now let me quit the noisy town, and breathe And faintly must that eye have seen,

The balmy air of unpolluted wilds. Thron'd in its majesty serene,

Ye tender dryads! guardians of the shade, How keen its arrows fly.

Admit me to your sacred haun's once more, Oh! no; the heart, which loves like mine, Nor deem that I profane the lonely bower Would not for years of bliss resign

With voice unhallow'd, since 'tis you I sing. Thy presence for an hour :

For you, ye sylvan fair, I lightly prize It might, an exile from those eyes,

The artful toits of beauty, train'd to please Regret their cruelty in sighs,

Without the power to charm. In search of But not forget their pow'r,

you

A. R. Y.

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