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London, Greater London, England
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PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS DURING THE $TREK. TBE FUNDS dp, Sjtlhday, Beptxmim 80. on toe ---t araiim mam Old Hull used to complain that, his tragedy liad iwnSa and that it was withdrawn principsJly at the instance of iu AlA III. n.rf nt IT VJ.L- 1. Parish or Yesterday, at a meeting of the vestry of this parish, a Mr.

Kensell said an offer had been made by the Commissioners of the Police to give every hoar a report of the state of the gas. lights, which he was sorry to say at present were very bad. Mr. Savage protested against yielding any power or duty of the board relative to this parish, to any other body he stated that it was another proof of the gradual but quiet way in which parish affairs were to be taken from the body of vestrymen, and centred in Government Commissioners. The watch and ward had been taken from them, next the care of the poor, and now they wanted the lighting, for he supposed this offer would be followed by a power to levy the rates.

If this was to be sanctioned, they, (the vestrymen) might as well put on their hats and walk about their business. Mr. Jackson thought they ought to feel obliged to the Commissioners of the Police, for nothing required more attention at this moment than the gas-lights, and he hoped the offer would be accepted. Several other gentlemen took part in th conversation. It ultimately appeared, upon an appeal to tha vestry-clerk, that the old watch made a report.

The subject then dropped. Mr. Cohbett's Puni.ic Entry into Dublin. Mr. Cobbett made his public entry into Dublin about one o'clock on Thursday.

He was in the carriage of Sir George Cockbnrn, accompanied by that gallant General and Mr. Finn, M.P.for the county of Kilkenny. As soon as the procession which displayed neither flags nor ribbons of any kind, and was conducted in an orderly manner had reached Dodd's auction-mart, the address prepared for the occasion was read by Mr. M'Neven. Mr.

Cohbett's answer was a fair, temperate, and sensible advertence to the condition of Ireland. He afterwards addressed the crowd, and advised them to support their representatives by petition, but he did not allude to the Repeal of the Union. It is said he will visit Mr. O'Connell at Derrynane Abbey. Mr.

Donaldson, of Broughton Hall, a gentleman long connected with the Edinbvryh Adrerther, has left property to the amount of 220,000., the whole of which he has destined to be employed in the foundation of an hospital for orphan and destitute children, to Jbe erected in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh. Five gentlemen have been appointed to carry the bequest into execution but owing to the uncertain terms of the will it may be necessary to procure an Act of Parliament before any decisive steps can be taken. The Enfield Races, which took place on Friday, were attended as usual by great number of the Aristocracy of the East-end of the metropolis and all would have passed off most agreeably but for a distressing accident that happened to a beautiful pony belonging to Mr. Wedd, whilst contending for one of the prizes. The little animal, when galloping at the top of its speed, broke one of its fore legs, and after limping forward for about 40 yards, fell upon its rider.

The ground on which the accident occurred was perfectly level and the pony did not appear to have stumbled, or made the slightest false step, when the leg snapped in two. It lay on the ground in great agony for more than a quarter of an hour, until its throat was cut the carcase was then sold on the spot for one guinea, for dog's meat. Before the accident she was valued at fifty guineas. It would appear from the following passage, which concludes an able article in the Dublin Evening Post of Thursday last, that the Editor of that paper is a political sportsman of no ordinary keenness. Addressing the Rev.

Mr. Boyton, the Editor says: "We DRAMATIC rrfTELLlGENCF, We noticed last week the difference between the lessee of the two Winter Theatres and some members of the Dramatic Authors' Society, but we are informed that already the matter is likely to be amicably arranged, and that a middle course has been talked of by both parties, according to which Mr. Bunn will be allowed the right and profit of representation at any theatre within 21 miles of the metropolis for three years after the production of a piece at Drury Lane or.Corent Garden. This agreement will also only apply to performances. of show and scenery, where much more depends upon the painter and carpenter than upon the author.

Mr. Bunn will thus secure himself against competition by the production of his dramas at minor houses in the neighbourhood of London and if he give dramatic authors a price proportioned to the concession, we do not see the objection to his purchase of the right of representation in any part of the kingdom and for any time. It may be a question, howevsr, whether, under the Act, he would be easily able to recover, should he be obliged to bring an action for the infringement of his acquired right. All is bustle and business at the two Winter Theatres, and it was so even before the return of Mr. Bunn from Paris on Thursday.

The performers of each house have been summoned to attend tomorrow and on Tuesday next, and the note of preparation" is heard in all the departments. At Covent Garden, as we have already mentioned, The Bravo will be one of the first novelties, and the season at Drury Lane is expected to begin with Manfred the hero by Vandenhoff. Macready has entered into engagements in Ireland and in the provinces until Christmas, when he will return to Iondon to new his performances. It is not true, therefore, that he is to be absent during the whole year. It is still said that Mr.

Bunn and Mr. C. Kemble will come to terms, but we believe there has been no recent correspondence between them on the subject. W. Farren will not join the Drury Lane company for at least a month after the opening, as he is under articles to Mr.

Calcraft, of Dublin, but if Manfred he successful he will hardly be wanted earlier. He will go to Ireland at the close of the Haymarket season, which is now rapidly approaching. It does not seem that the new French Grand Opera, under the title of La Tempi te (founded in some slight degree upon Shakspcare's play) has been so entirely successful in Paris as was anticipated. We are told by a Gentleman who was present, that there was a good deal of opposition to it on the part of the audience. It will be transferred to London without delay and as Mr.

Bunn wns present both at the rehearsal, and at the first performance, he will be enabled, no doubt, to makeimprovements. The final rehearsal in Paris took place on Sunday last, and the piece was brought out on Monday night. A sketch of the piece willbefnundin th4th column of the last page. We, had not heard last week the name of Mr. Serle's new drama it is called The Widow Queen, in reference to the marriage of the Duchess of Suffolk with the King of France, before her union with Charles Brandon.

We are told by those who have read the piece, that the subject is treated with Mr. Serle's usual skill and taste, and that the language is remarkably beautiful poetical, without being stilted, and vigorous, without being coarse which we take to be the perfection of dramatic writing. It is doubtful, however, whether it will be brought out before the close of the present season. Phillips must soon quit town again to attend the music meeting at Aberdeen on the 29th instant the first ever given there. It is not yet at all settled when the season of the English Opera-house will conclude but Keeley must join Madame Vestris on the 2Sth instant, when she re-opens the Olympic, and John Reeve must return to the Adelphi, where business is to commence on the same day.

The Companies at both are very nearly the same as last season. COLOSSEUM. invite the attention of the Public to theSoo mlt i m. miu iacucnrai, ana view lnm the sum-eottaT" i.f Conscnatoncs, Fountain, Grotto anti Marine Cavern, Swiss i. cvv.

ia Aviary, siockcq wui rare and curious Birds, lias been aiirferi nPlAMA R'ge' Park. EXTK A ORDINARY En? Ld NEW expressly for the Establishment by the Sant. "'hers, arc THE ABBEy- Yorkshire, by M.K,.,liBl,t, with a total and mOVinr- Klmrlnwu nnH Tilt? ft' 1 IT i' i Tin i i muni uiuMja ujui ib Blsn wltn variations of Light and Shade. lwlllnhni V-vi-iw. JL K-.

naviiiR ncen re-tonched and cm am i I iU 1 "traits ot most of the renowned Painters of tlic past ua mi U11ISK. THE ATRE. TO-MORROW, The On Wi.tU MARR'KU LIFE. And MY WIFE'S MOTHER. Vhm'-jn i w'J P10.0"00" Champion.

With Married Life. And Nicholas wuecu-s innmpinn. With Married Life. And Sill ii 9" Tlic Queen's Champion. With Married Life.

And SSff; ao Reparation. On Friday, The Queen's Champion. With Mar-ned Life. And a iviuiuiiHiit mice aiiviticK un mis occasion), Mr. W.

Farrcn bcine for the Bcnelit of Mr. W. Farrcn. With uie. Ana u.c NEW ENGLISH OPERA-HOUSE.

TO-MORROW, be performed a Grand Opera, called THE MOUNTAIN SYLPH. With The CLlMBlNGBOY. On Tuesday, The Mountain Srlph. With Tlic Climbing Soy. On Wednesdav.

The Mountain Kvlnh win, Tim Places, and Tickets lor the Private Boxes and Balcony, to be taken at Mr. Ilawes's Music Warehouse, 35S, Strand, on application to Mr. Rhodes, Box Book-keccr, from 10 till -I, Paily. Boxes, ss. Balcony, Cs Pit, Gal-Ury, ss.

Doors Open at Half-past Seven Performances to commence at -Eight o'clock precisely. AUClfMl 1 HsATK JS. 1 lie Public is respectfully informed, that this Theatre will OPEN TO-MORROW WEEK, Sept. 99th. The jv-i'iuiiici win cuiuuiiisncu, aim inc stage lia-slu'cn increased to Twice its former Extent.

The Company will ronsist nf all the Adelphi old avountes, and several New Engagements have been made. The Entertain-ments of the First Night will consist of Two entirely New Bnrlcttas, the princi- Bov ni moment attrai ting all l'ari. The I "i1 inursuay next, sept, as where Private Boes may be had of Mr. Campbell, also of Mr. Sams, St.

PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY." xvwiin xau.ucsa, vauaHALL In i ofmany thousands of Visitors having still continued to flock to the Gardens dunngthe past week, the Proprietors have no alternat vJ tn iw pnncpnnpTiiip rnnt iiim flnan ..4 t. LAS on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, ami FRIDAY? 21, aiVh. and 26th Sep tembcr. which will embrace CAPT nnss a Scaso" anri hc THREE LAST NIGHTS uoors open at Hall past Seven. Admittance only (WE SHILLING Just published, two Ballads.

Thy smile was sweet." and Pretty Jean- neiic, sung oy Mi'. Robinson and bass. Sold by the Music-sellers. 1 Love and a duet, for tenor and THE OBSERVER. LOXDOX.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. The intelligence received from Spain during the week is liy no means" of a satisfactory nature for, although the Chamber of Pieeurudores have agreed to a Petition of Rights, asserting the freedom of the Press, and the inviolability of person and property, it would appear, that in a large portion of the kingdom the Government at this moment, incapable of affording security to the one or to the other. The insurrection is, indeed, confessedly gaining ground the Carlists have assumed the offensive, and a telegraphic dispatch from Bayonne, of the l(Jth, announces that they had made an attack on Tolosa, a place of considerable strength a circumstance which, of itself, evinces a degree of confidence and military daring wholly inconsistent with the previous accounts of the disorganised and disheartened condition of the insurgent troops. In the Chamber of Procuradores, on the 9th instant, the progress of the civil war was brought under their serious notice by Gen. Butron, who charged the Ministers with culpable neglect of duty on that vital subject, and elicited from M.

Martinez de la Rosa the humiliating acknowledgment, that the Queen's Government wanted the necessary funds for raising, arming, and supporting such a force as could crush the insurrection, and maintain the authority of her Majesty throughout the kingdom. The Minister "in effect admitted that without a loan the Queen could not put down the Carlists and whilst thus admitting that the Spanish Government were driven to the necessity of borrowing more money, a majority of the Finance Committee, with a strange notion of the value of national faith, in relation to national credit, has recommended the rejection of the French loans contracted by Ferdinand since 1823, and also the debt to France secured by treaty. The recognition of the Cortes loans from 1820 to 1823 was carried by a majority of five only. The subject has, however, still to be discussed in the Legislative Chambers; and of this we are quite sure, that if the suppression of the Carlist insurrection depends, as the Minister has admitted, on the pecuniary resources of the Queen's Government, the cause of the Pretender is deriving no slight support from the litter disregard of her financial engagements, which seems to signalise the present Ministers of Spain, and which must naturally deter any prudent man from being tempted to lend a single shilling to a Government of whose character common honesty does not seem to form an ingredient. It was asserted at Madrid, when the last accounts left that capital, that Mina was about to succeed Uodil in the command of the Queen's troops.

We hear that a very material alteration is about to take place in the mode of appointing young gentlemen to clerkships in the Trea sury. Instead of absolutely appointing, as heretofore, one person to the vacancy, the Premier will nominate three of the candidates, who will be subjected to a strict examination by some competent officer, probably the Under Secretary of the Treasury, and the clerkship will be conferred on the gentleman who shall prove himself to be the best qualified of the three. The new establishment of the Exchequer is not yet completed, although considerable progress has been made in the arrangements. It is said that Lord Camden has strongly recommended that Mr. Barrett, the Junior Clerk in bis Lordship's office of Teller, should be placed on the new establishment of the Comptroller of the Exchequer.

In consideration of Lord Camden's generous sacrifice of the emoluments of his office for so many years, his Majesty's Government will, of course, consider any recommendation emanating from his Lordship as entitled to very great weight. We perceive that the Irish Papers, through the agency of the Lord Chancellor, are conferring a situation of no less than 2,500. a year on Mr. Charles Phillips, who, in addition to the emoluments of his office, is to have the liberty of continuing his practice at the bar. They say that the office which Mr.

Phillips is to fill was created by oe of the Lord Chancellor's Bills for the reform of the law. Mr. O'Connell's third letter to Lord Duncannon, is dated Derry-nane Abbey, Sept. 12. It continues the charges against the Whigs.

The 7 professes to describe the nature and effect of the proclamations issued by Lord Anglesea and the writr asserts that it was inconsistent with the avowed principles of the Whigs to issue any proclamation at all. The Algerine Act is named, and the Duke of Wellington (a Whig?) is accused of certain crimes, faults, and follies under this th article. The 8th charge includes Almost all the remaining unjust preferences the Whigs have given to the Orange faction over the people of Ireland." The charge is divided into five sections, detailing individual appointments and the letter is wound up thus In truth, the Orange faction is one devoid of taste, or talent, or useful knowledge. It is full of truculent bigotry, and interested attachment to despotism. Its present speculation is to be able to sell itself to the British government, in order to supply State Janissaries, who should oppose the Repeal of the Union.

But in this speculation they will be disappointed disappointed by the cool and considerate conduct of the Repealers on the one hand, and by the impossibility of any reliance being placed on them by a rational Ministry on the other." Now let us turn to the other side of the picture, and hear what Mr. Boyton says of the favour shown to the Roman Catholics, at the expence of the' Protestants of Ireland. The Rev. Gentleman, in his speech at the Conservative Society in Dublin last week, thus speaks of his Majesty's Government, the identical Whigs whom the rival agitator chnrges with an undue preference to Orangemen. "They" (the Ministers) says Mr.

Boyton, "robbed the Protestants of their just influence, and they have created a power, formidable, hostile to England, which they no longer can controul, and assert that they must obey cheers They robbed us to create the power they rob us again to buy it great cheers The Pro testant Church is to be the first instalment of the purchase-money the Crown of England will be the last vehement cheering." Lokd Grby and the I'kstivitiks in Edinburgh. At a concert on Wednesdny night which was attended bv Earl Grey and a nu-meious company, the chorus, Who hath set the people free, who hath burst the spoiler's chain, and hath set the people free," was joined by the whole party, and sure we are that neither the late Premier, nor the hundreds and thousands who then swelled the strain, ever can forget the heart-thrilliug scene. Earl Grey enjoyed the music, and we observe 1 lam heartily clap his hands at the brilliant and unrivalled performances of Herz. At the close three cheers were given for Lord Grey, and three more for Lady Grey, to both which his Lordship politely bowed in reply. Caledonian Mercury.

Mr. William Blackwood, the proprietor and publisher of the celebrated Magazine which goes by tliat name, died at Edinburgh on Tuesday. He had been in a very delicate state of health for some time past. He was considerably advanced in life. It is not generally known that he was Editor as well as proprietor of Black wood's Magazine.

He was greatly assisted by Professor Wilson. Nut only were all that distinguished writer's contributions inserted, but his recommendation or otherwise of the articles of others went a great way in influencing the. decision of Mr. Blackwood. Mr.

B. corresponded himself with all the contributors to his Magazine, and by this means increased their attachment both to it and himself. He was extremely liberal in the remuneration he gave for contributions. Other publishers regulate the price they give for articles by the length to which they extend but Mr. Blackwood, when he met with an article that particularly pleased him.

would often give four times the price tor it which it would have brought if paid bv the sheet-adding, when authors would have expressed their surprise at his liberality, that he never paid for literature by the vard, as if paving for a piece of cloth; but that he wished to measure the quality rather than the quantity. This Magazine is a most valuable property. Perhaps it is the most profitable of the kind in the world It has a circulation of nearly U.000 copies monthly. The condition of the Money Market certainly indicates a confident expectation that the value or the public securities will be maintained. Scarcely a thought is given to foreign politics, the affairs of Spain and Portugal, as well as of Turkey, having assumed that tranquil aspect which it is considered will long be preserved, and that no event is likely to occur which may disturb the good understanding winch exists between the great Continental Powers and our own Cabinet.

The apprehension, too, that existed, of an increased demand for Money, has proved to be groundless to a great extent, although in the manufacturing districts it is still scarce. The fluctuation in the value of Consols for Account this week lias been limited to i per the extreme quotations having been and DOJ, buyers. At the termination of business yesterday the price was within a fraction of the highest quotation of the week. The demand for Money Stock is steady, and to this circumstance may be attributed the buoyancy of the prices. Speculative business has been inactive during the whole of the week.

The variation in Consols for Money has been between 90J and The Premium upon Exchequer Bills and India Bonds has not undergone much change this week the former has reached to and the latter has been so low as 15s. but each left off higher yesterday. The official account, received within the last few days, of the termination of the war against the Rajah of Coorg, has produced an improvement in India Stock from 257 to 2fi0 for the Account to 262. The only arrivals of importance in the city to-day are accounts obtained from Jamaica, which reach down to a late hour of the day on the 1 st August. The advices are of a satisfactory nature but information had not been obtained from the interior up to the period when the vessel bringing the advices left the island.

A meeting of the Magistrates had been held for the purpose of establishing uniform rules and regulations for the hire of apprentices after the 1st August. The gentlemen who had undertaken the gratuitous office of slave valuers were about to commence their arduous duties and at another meeting of the Magistrates, the subject of regulating the hours of labour under the new system had been discussed. A general feeling appeared to prevail that the negroes should commence work at six o'clock from April to September, and at seven o'clock for the remaining six months. Agreemets had already been entered into between planters and their apprentices for the sale of their extra time, and the better sort of apprentices were to be allowed 5. per annum each, the inferior labourers being paid in proportion.

Every precaution had been taken by the Marquess of Sligo and the Parochial Vestries for the maintenance of public peace. An ordinance for the establishment of a new police had been issued, and a night-guard had been formed in most parts of the island to protect property. The only instance that had occurred of an ill feeling being shown by the negroes was in their having hissed and mocked Mr. Baincs, a stipendiary magistrate, who had proceeded to the district of St. John, to explain the tenor of the Governor's late proclamation, and the nature of the approaching change.

The ringleaders were seized, and sentenced to corporal punishment, the Governor stating on the bench that he was determined to check every instance of violence and insubordination. The negroes in most parts of the Colony are represented as showing a ready desire to adapt themselves to the new order of things and it is asserted that outrages only were expected where designing men were endeavouring to excite them to acts of violence. The Governor's proclamation, offering forgiveness to all runaway negroes who returned to their estates on or before the 1st of August, had been productive of the best results, hundreds having returned, and among them was a female who had been away from her master 25 years, and she brought with her three of her children, and a grandchild. The 1st of August was a day of general jubilee throughout the Island, and was expected to pass off quietly. The same quietude which has marked the transactions in the pub lic securities for many days past still continues to prevail.

The tendency, however, of the prices of Stock is to improve, and this indicates the continuance of the feeling that at least for the nresent no event is likely to arise to reduce. prices. Money is still in demand among commercial men, and in the manufacturing districts we are assured its scarcity impedes the completion of large orders for nnierira, ami eisewnere, wtucn have been received. Consols for account, during the whole of the day, only varied per the price alternating between buyers and sellers at Exchequer Bills slightly improved to-day, and left off at 4:5 premium. India Stock is again rather higher, havine closed at 2C2J it beiinr believed that the intelligence received at the India House is of a favourable character, though nothing at present has been suffered to transpire as to the nature of the dispatch.

Prices of the Funds at Four o'Clock Bank Stock, shut 4 per Cent. (182b), shut Long Annuities, shut India Stock, 2(i2j Ditto Bonds, 17 15 pin Excheq. Bills, 41 4.i pm Consols for Account, UOi Reduced 3 per shut Consols, per Cents. (1818), shut SJ per Lents. Reduced, shut New per yy85 FOREIGN FUNDS.

The mania for speculating in Spanish Bonds appears to have at length risen to its height. The Stork, early in the week, attained the high quotation of being an advance of 5 per cent, on the price of this day week, and about 10 per cent, above what it obtained at the commencement of the present month. All doubt being now removed as to the intentions of the Committee of Finance, the report of that body having been received, symptoms of a re-action have begun to show themselves. Capitalists in the city do not entertain the opinion that the Cortes will approve of the report of the Committee, inasmuch as it is not thought likely, situated as the Spanish Government is in its connexion with ranee, that any step will be adopted by the Cortes which will tend so materially to injure the capitalists and other persons of influence in Paris, by the rejection of the Royal Loan raised in the French capital since 182:1. On the extreme elevation of Spanish Bonds a re-action took place of about 2 per but at the close of business purchases were made at 54 yesterday.

The speculations in the Stock have been carried on here, as well as at Paris, upon a most extensive scale, and means not the most honest have continued to be resorted to by the circulation of false reports to influence the value of this Stork as well as of Portuguese Bonds. The illness of Don Pedro has indeed offered a fruitful source for the dissemination of statements to suit stock-jobbing purposes. The Bonds have, in consequence of the very precarious state of the health of Don Pedro, declined from 82j to 80J, and only partially recovered up to the close of business last night. A movement has taken place in the South American Securities within the last few days, occasioned by the currency given to the opinion that the Regency of Spain will shortly acknowledge the Republican States. Mexican Bonds have improved from to 42 Columbian from to Peruvian from 25 to 27 and Chilian from 31 to 'Xi.

The Northern Securities are exceedingly steady, as well as Dutch and Belgian Bonds, at an improvement, on the lowest prices of the week, of from i to per cent. The half-monthly account was settled on Tuesday, and instead of its being a Bull, it proved to be a Bear account. The consequence was, that Spanish Stock was very scarce, and money being also in great demand, some difficulty was experienced in making up the account. All differences were, however, met at least no public defalcations were announced. A re-action has taken place in Spanish Bonds to-day, though not to any great extent.

The first price of the day was 54, from which they descended to 52J, and left off at 53, rather buyers. It is not so currently believed as it was early in the week, that large advances had been made upon this stock as well as upon Portuguese Bonds, by an eminent capitalist. Portuguese Bonds have been heavy all the day, and declined at one time to 80 jj, but rallied again to 81 before four o'clock, and left off at 81 J. some expectation existing that M. Mendizabal, whose return from Lisbon is looked for on Monday, will bring news of importance to the Bondholders.

The variation in the other Continental Securities has been trifling to-day. Columbian Stock is still improving, and touched 33 this afternoon, but closed at Mexican left off at 42, and Peruvian at 27i. In the Share Market, Bolanos Shares have risen from 117. 10s. to 122.

per share. It was reported at a late hour this afternoon that information had been received that Don Carlos had been shot in an engagement between the Carlist and the Constitutional forces. We give this report as it has reached us, it being current in many quarters of the city. The foreign Funds closed as follows Belgian, Portuguese, Brazilian, 79 Columbian (1824), 32j Dunish, Mexican (1825), 42 Peruvian, 27j Chilliaii, 33 Ditto New, 80J Spanish, 53 Ditto (1823), 50i Dutch 2j per 51 Ditto 5 per "j'Jj Russian, 104 At a Meeting, on Friday last, of the Commissioners of Sewers, at Chelsea, Mr. Godrich showed the necessity of making a sewer from Kensington through Little Chelsea.

The poor of St. George's had been attacked with cholera, which was chiefly attributable to the want of proper sewers. The Chairman said the Court had not the power to make the sewer. Captain Fitzgerald, a county Magistrate, said he should in that case refuse to pay his rates. Were people to pay only for the convenience of others Mr.

Farlar suggested, that iu those parishes where improvements took place, eightpence should be paid. St in the others twopence, in the pound. The Chairman then recommended that application should be made to neighbouring parishes to ascertain the proportion which they would consent to pay of the expense, and the Court adjourned. We must express our surprise and regret that no professor of the University of Edinburgh cmitributed a single paper to the science of the meeting of the British Association, notwithstanding the assembly was in their own seat of learning and instruction. Had they nothing to communicate, or did idleness induce them to leave the field to a few English and Irish professors Edinburgh was once, and not long ago, one of the chief and most admired of public seminaries.

Surely her Elect ought to hae shone on such an occasion as this, nor left us to wonder and exclaim How are the mighty lallen Literary Gazette, The Literary Fund has received an announcement that his Majesty, in consequence of the many charities to which he subscribes, cannot give so large a suin as 200 guineas a year in aid of its means, but, aware of the great merit of the institution, a subscription to half that amount will be annually forwarded by command. SviuiiCAL Bazaar. Under this whimsical name, an institution has been formed at Paris by M. Melecot, in the Rue Neuve St. Augustin, for supplying surgical instruments, Ike.

at a moment's notice. It is well known that accidents are daily occurring, requiring the use of certain instruments, stretchers, baths, which, trom the comparative rarity with which they are required, few surgeons think them needful to keep by them. To supply this deficiency, and, if we understand the system properly, to lend the necessary apparatus on payment of a certain sum, M. Melecot established this office. Government deemed it necessary to examine into the affair, and referred it to the Academic Royale de Medecine, which appointed forthwith a committee.

This latter has given a very favourable report it considers that the institution is one of those which deserves to be encouraged, and states that the instruments kept at the Bazaar are in excellent order. It recommends, however, that the office be placed under the direction of persons legally qualified, as are the herbalists, hernia bandage makers, dentists, in order to be certain that the instruments are always in good condition. Medical anil Suryical Journal. Chair ok Miuwikkrv, Glasgow. Dr.

William Cumin has been appointed by his Majesty the Regius Professor of Midwifery in the University of Glasgow, in the roomof Dr.Lee, resigned. Med', Jour, i r-, ana sentk-, monstrances thromrh Tom Kinsr. then Maiumr pass over The Fair Penitent and Venice Preserved, as we hcreM new to add regarding them. Mrs. Siddons stipulated for riiSSL fits.

ana uicy were uuui uauiuiiunij proaucuve. She than once said that she was astonished at the sum paid hands by the Treasurer on the 15th of December. 1782 k.W of December, 1 782, "dTdg. IptS fto'fcer second IbeaS? Venice Preserved tne recei finV. nn th 1 fit), at Maroh .1 TBI had never before possessed so considerable a stun.

The I i T. 1 uu larger fit- only repeated twice afterwards, owing principally to Smith and on the third performance of it, on June the 2d, part of Osmyn was sustained by Lewis, who had been borrowed Covent-earden. Dnrinar this season. Mrs. Siddnn.

posed; and Tate Wilkinson bears testimony that she never bh -o vnce to perform when she was at all capable of the exertion. The cai Daughter was to have been acted on Saturday, the 17th of a hand-bill was issued, stating, There will be no play this i a nanu-oiu was issued, Biauug, xuerc win uc no play this even on account of the indisposition of Mrs. Siddons." This show? tk i nn substitute could be found either in actress nr This erformanc gwa v44lIJvP Til. lust nizht of the season was June the 5th. when Mn SiJj wusi rs.

sidilfttia h). 'T Isabella 1 for the twenty-second time, and not for the twentv fI? time, as stated by Mr. Campbell. The summary of her nerforinv during the whole season is as follows IsabcIIa 32 times Euphrasia II Jane Shore is Mrs. Montague a Calista Bclvidera 13 Zara 3 81 Mr.

Bonden, in his Life of Mrs. Siddons, tells us that this is without a parallel in the history of the Stage but he formi' i i il.i ic. .1 w'Suiwl uiu uub Kiiun, luai a-. hu mail Ills! niffhtlft her first season of 1818-19 The next season is remarkable for the first -appearance of Philip Kemble in London, and for his performances with his sattji Smith for some time endeavoured to make a stand against him -ni acted such parts as Richard III. alternately, Mrs.

Ward being eoa. tent to lie the Lady Anne but he was obliged at length to give vn-i aud on the third performance of The Countess of Salisbury (of wbM4-Mrs. Siddons was the heroine), he yielded to Kemble (no great ett cession, to be sure) the character of Alwin. Smith always BuhJ? tained that the influence of Mrs. Siddons, and not the good acting rfs J.

P. Kemble (for he was not then, by any means, what he afterwjril became), had excluded him from several prominent characters. Ken'1 ble came out in Hamlet on the 30th of September, 1783. Heitffe Mrs. Siddons acted Mr.

and Mrs. Beverley together nine times danatC this season, and King John and Constance three times. Smiti previously performed the Duke to her Isabella, in Measure fm jfig? sure. She had two benefits also this season the first was kci-ji uii luc ioin ui ueamwr, uuui was postponed 1X11 tne jjj .1 1 O.I- Tk 1 a. jjecemoer, on account oi ner illness, when she took, the part of li Randolph for the first time.

Tancred and SiaisrHunda was rerinU hpr second benefit, April the 24th, 1784, she and her brother beito- vu-z uciu anu nervine ui ine irageuy. ivu c.cicuce 10 the SuCCtVfi of Mrs. Siddons in this character, we may quote an unprinted tribsh to her, in the form of an occasional prologue to the same traeedr when it was perfotuied at the Haymarket on the 12th of July 178H, for the benefit of Jack Bannister, who himself ventured upon Tmth cred. A young lady, of the name of Woolery, from America, p)aT(J Sigismtmda for the first time, and Mi-ss Kemble afterwards appeutA as Harriet, in The Guardian. After alluding to the stormy voyC! and bold undertaking of Miss Woolery, the writer proceeds But now an awful calm succeeds, and draws, In this dread interval, a solemn pause.

Within these seas what various peril shocks i Dire critic shoals, and actor marring rocks Alas no chart or compass she can boast. Yet runs her vessel on a dangerous coast That coast where late, in spite of every' sand, A nRSATKR fkmai.k nobly gain'd the land Yet Britain ever hails the cloth unfurl'd, And opens her free ports to all the world. And, oh may now, with no unprosperous gale, The Sigismunda spread her little sail And while the Kemble follows fast behind. A GrAitntA.Y In HSR sistkr's fame she'U And." Mrs. Siddons only performed 59 nights in the season of 1783-4.

-We shall return to this subject on some future occasion, beeiuse wish the memoirs of Mrs. Siddons to be as complete as SIR CHARLES FLOWER, BART. vi Sir Charles Flower, who died on Monday last at his house in'Rts- sell-square, was one of the most extraordinary characters that asteS appeared in the obituary for many years. His father kept a cheese and butter shop in Houndsditch, and was a person in' net narrow circumstances and of such contracted mind, as never to throw 5 away a thought upon the education of his son, who laboured awiy li the butter, bacon, and cheese line, with so accumulating a spirit, tttf he soon outran the other little dealers in these articles, and enabled to pay the market ready-money visits, which threw all eooi petition quite into the shade. Although Sir Charles could scarcely' write his name, he had a most wonderfully accurate knowledge of tit the accounts in the various departments of trade in which he after-'; wards became so extensive, and was able, with the ureateit nicetr to calculate the profits upon any article in which he dealt, although, to a bookkeeper, the details might appear to be exceedingly compB-J-5 cated and difficult.

He has given proofs of this faculty, ef an extrsor- uinary indeed, ot a most laughable description. Upon one of the' very few occasions on which he missed a Government contract, he said to a fellow-citizen, immediately after the successful party wbskI declared, it, Sir I missed it only by fourpence in three' pigs'." and upon examination ot tne accounts, his calculation waif" found to be correct. As is the case in the city upon almost every occasion, the richest" man in the Ward was, upon the death or retirement of the predeces sor of Sir Charles Flower, chosen to the vacant gown. Sir Charles! had acquired a high character as a money-making tradesman and he had a knack of inducing those with whom he had dealing! toJ believe that he had their interests deeply at heart a talent which exercised, with different degrees of success, up to the moment of iff' unwilling and unprepared flight from earthly things. Upon base elected Alderman he was determined to call his hew rank to the siafl of his exertions to transmit a name for opulence to 8014 having, what is called a very long-head," he depended upon its re sources, and pursued his object with the most unremitting' zeal aaijfl activity, exhibiting, as he went up in life, a strange medley of incoal stencies a remarkable alliance of meanness with magnificence.

It; isknowu well that when he resided in Finsbury-square, tha late Duke of York frequently honoured the entertainments of Sir Cluriailfl flower with his presence, because ot the exquisite style in which they? were got up. At these entertainments the table was laid out aeeord-ing to the most aristocratic notions of the condition of 'the parties' invited so that the best turtle, venison, wines, and fruits were to he" seen at the head of the table, and the degree of excellence until there appeared at the foot of the board the vilest trash that ever was served up to a drunken company by a pritdeat1 landlord. Sir Charles struck out a new and most mreakmf war of introducing himself to people of the most exalted He would not wait for the ceremony of introduction fay another per-4 son he set his cook to work, and sent round cards to the Bishop, of London or Lincoln, to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury tifi the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, to meet the njillnr nf TCnorljinf! tn a Tird nf the Admirnrtv. tn mMtt a'taid'oft the Treasury at Finsbury-square and he generally bjjB this beautiful system of humbug, to gather about him aoaae of ts highest individuals in the State, who thought that Sir Chsrles wai l- mere convenience," and laughed in their sleeve at a man, wno head was longer" than any head at the table, and who gratified ambition and advanced his interests by feeding a troop -of titfct-strangers at a small price. Sir Charles was one of the most resolute turtle-eaters the City hi seen for many years.

Sir William Curtis, who spoke as if taciiAft frAm a hivtla was httfr tvn him" fitv fliartM. WlthS' napkin under his chin, and a large spoon, which he held as scareay, gers hold their shovels, played away as if he hadthatuncommoaprl lege which Providence has granted to pelicans, of retaining 4k craw the sustenance of many days. The other Aldermen lookeq at mm with awe, lor ne canted" into his own piaw green dollops, leaving to his brethren the forced meats and fluid, an those other parts of the delicacy which he considered not worthy tinker's damn." In the height of his enjoyment he wasnel known to extend his conversation beyond Oh 1 Lord, how fiasl yju, now aengnirui i uoa Diess us, ns ine nnesi iiuug i cict ivih.u. Of white bait he was exceedingly fond, and he frequently proved likinc hv stuffing hi TwwVetx with that very nerishable article. IK thaH occasions used to abaad him.

and he would hean unon the fish a quantity of grapes oranges, and pears. Notwithstanding this habit he very muci joyed the confusion of a patriotic Common Councilman, whb given to pocketing what he could not eat. At a dinner ghrenlgj board the Navigation Barge, the gentleman in question cfammwj chicken into his pocket, and a Drotner in tne corporation appw and said, Fowl is not worth a pin without a little parsley and bnttg and filled the contents of a butter boat on the BtoUn dainty. i Sir Charles delighted in a manoeuvre by which he OTerrsshed nnlv th finnrnnnit lint his rivals in trade; UlHnV'Ona OCCaMf! 1. 1 1 1 PAn.Bin mill an IMwnnl nf thft' the dinner at the Old Bailey.

During the Peninsnlarwar, wa nrnnnnvf Jiir finntrnment to SUDDlv the naVV with aritlBMnl'! quantity of Irish beef and pork. As it was necessary upon sad msi'nnc tn o-i'v a nromnt suddIv. it was usual, in candidate for contract to prepare themselves by collecting masses of the cos" dity, and establishing a sort ot conditional contract amongst selves to secure some advantage to those who were not to tteg? Extensive purchases were made, and the proposals were sent ia-11 Charles Flower's was even below the cost price', to the surprf everybody, who naturally supposed that he had made enormous chases and his nronosal wast nf onursp nnnnttA n1 entered hp the usual securities for the performance of the contract. The oft provision merchants, finding that they were likely to be offered their purchases to the contractor at a low price, but tused, stating that he was overstocked. Privately, however, round and he bought all the beef and pork he could get, wl possible rate, and then he went' to the Treasury, paid l.OOO.i'Jt penalty tor violating his contract, and thus had it in ms puwJ make any terms he nleased with the Government, as the slanghtn season was over, and there was no meat to be had except fra C.

Flower. By tJiismaceuyre he added greatly to his acquiilui 550,000., about 400,000. of which he has bequeathed tohbe son. To Mrs. Percival, his eldest married daughter, he ai uuui.

10 ivirs. IxOOOWin, ms secuuu. uiuricu oauginn, i to Mrs. Magnay, his third, 20,000. to two of his unmarried r.

ters 30,000. each, and to the third unmarried daughter AOOUij Temple Bar. The best thing we know of it is a. jest ojjjfc smith's, and the worst the point on which the jest turned. was coming from Westminster Abbey with Dr.

Johnson, wher3. I tail Vlila lnralr inn- af tnmha in Poets' On a nil JohiiSOBIPl itific f'Pophane annta rlnv numUnM illAT WT With tha. It. Vwr we got to Temple-bar," says Johnson, Goldsmith pointed to the heads upon it, and sltfy whispered to me, (in says Bos well, to Dr. Johnson's political opinions, and prhaj't urn I Alfar.

af Ti 1 111 Itl TinmPTi milMrtihi tmttm fF6lV some day our names may mix with theirs.) These heads "belonsM" the rebels, favourable to the fretender. Hunt London like peace of all things we. should like to cultivate studies very much at variance with those in which we have been engaged all our lives. Yet no sportsman ever hears the. view hollo with ercnter de light than we do when we descry an Orangeman in full swing before us.

It sets our blood in a blaze. And when we have a thumper like you at bay ye Gods how our mantling spirits rise' how we do long to be iu at the death, to bear away the political brush in triumph." What will be said to the tact, that within forty miles of the me. tropolis there were to be found, so late as last Friday, and probably are yet. to be found, farmers, respectable men in their way, who in turn will have to fill parish offices, who knew nothing whatever of the Poor Law Bill, and had never till that moment heard of it The present poverty of the agriculturists operates injuriously upon them as to getting such sort of information for, when they were flourishing, they repaired occasionally to the tavern or the public house, and there picked up odds and ends of news. Now they keep very much at home, and what is done in Parliament they can learn neither from their oxen nor their horses.

Courier. On Friday a meeting of creditors took place under the bankruptcy of Mr. F. C. Westley, an extensive newsvender and bookseller iu the Strand.

Mr. Wilkinson, on the part of Mr. Gumersarf, a bill-broker, appeared to prove for bills to the amount of The Solicitor to the fiat, Mr. Lumley, opposed the proof, on the ground that the bills had been drawn by Hindinarsh and Arthur, and ac cepted by the bankrupt, on account of the True Sua newspaper. The proof was not tendered at the bankruptcy of Arthur, and if ad mitted now the estate ot the bankrupt would be saddled with the sum of 5,000., to the injury of the creditors.

No advantage had been derived from the bills by the bankrupt, and the estate of Hind-marsh and Arthur would secure Mr. Gumersall. The Commissioner was of opinion that the objection was not valid, as the assignees would be enabled to recover from the other estates. Mr. Lumley said he had another ground of opposition.

Shortly before Mr. Westlcy's bankruptcy, he took a bill for 100. to Mr. Gumersall, for the purpose of getting it discounted. When Mr.

Westley called for the money, according to promise, Mr. Gumersall said, No, I shall retain it in respect of the money due to me." That was prejudicing the other creditors to tlic amount of that 100. The hill was subse quently paid, and Mr. Gumersall placed the amount to the credit of Mr. Westley's account.

The Commissioner, after some discussion, said he considered Mr. Gumersall had no right to deal with the bill as he had done, but he wished the matter to stand over for further consideration. Proof of a bond debt of 1,800. was admitted on the part of Mr. Westley, senior.

Mr. Wilkinson mentioned that the aggregate claims of all the other creditors did not amount to half the sum due to Mr. Gumersall. Mr. Gumersall.

Mr. Kerr, and Mr. G. Berger were nominated assignees. Fatal Accident.

Yesterday an inquest was held at Middlesex Hospital, on the body of John Boyle, between fifty and sixty years of age, who for a long time swept the road. crossing in Southampton- row, Kussell-square. About eight o'clock on the 4th inst. a van, laden with vegetables, turned towards the corner of Bloomsbury- place into Southampton-row at a quick walking pace, and the shaft knocked the deceased down, who was looking another way. The wheels did not pass over him, but on his being taken up blood flowed from his right arm, and he exclaimed to a shopman of Mr.

Henderson, fishmonger, of Upper King. street, Oh, Andrew, I am dying." On being taken to the hospital, it appeared that his right side and arm were fractured. He died on Thursday. The driver of the van, at the time of the accident, was looking back to see if the horse had cleared the corner. Verdict, Accidental Death.

Shocking Accident. Yesterday morning, as two ship-caulkers, named Benjamin Russell and John Johnson, in the employ of Mr. Trifardane, ship-builder, Broadway, Rotherhithe, were at work on a stage, lacing the seams of a vessel with pitch, while she was afloat in the wet dock, the lashings gave way, and they were both precipitated into the water, two buckets of boiling pitch falling over them at the same time. Johnson received but a small portion of it, but was saved from being drowned with considerable difficulty. Russell was actually covered with the pitch from head to foot, and when taken out of the water presented a shocking spectacle.

He was removed to Guy's Hospital, where he lies without hope of recovery. Bursting ok the Boiler of a Steam Engine, at the London Docks. Yesterday, as J. Lloyd, engineer, in the employ of the London Dock Company, was stoking the fire of an engine at work in pumping out the water from the upper dock, to allow the workmen to hang a new pair of dock gates, the boiler suddenly burst with a tremendous explosion, and overwhelmed the unfortunate man with boiling water. He was found lying in a state of insensibility, scalded in a most extensive and dangerous manner, and was directly conveyed to Guy's Hospital.

The accident is attributed to some defect in the bottom plate of the boiler. A Man Killed bv his Brother. On Tuesday an inquest was held at Warrington on the body of John Worrall. It appeared that his father charged him with having taken a job out of his hands and incited his brother William to thrash him. Although several of the witnesses declared that the father urged William to lay on" his brother John, yet none of them would swear to the fact at the inquest.

It was evident that there had been some secretunderstanding between the friends of the deceased and the parties accused, as even the wife of the deceased asserted that the affray was a fair stand up fight, although the skull of her poor husband was dreadfully fractured, evidently from a violent kick. The Jury returned a verdict of Manslaughter" against William Worrall, who has absconded. They regretted they could not include the father iu the verdict, as they were convinced he caused the fatal conflict. Chester Chrrtnicle. Diieadkul Whirlwind.

On Thursday evening the village of Breadlow, Buckingham, was visited by a whirlwind which raged for a few minutes with terrific violence. A post-chaise on the road was turned quite round, "and the iMer thrown off the horse a considerable distance. Chimnies and trees were blown down a poor man, who was milking a cow in a shed, was forced the wall with such violence as to fracture his ribs, and a large wheat stack was taken off the frame and carried into a pool. About six o'clock the wind became still more terrific. A barn, belonging to Mr.

Rackstraw, was carried away, and the floor, weighing upwards of two tons, wrested from its fastening, and forced into a reversed position. Mr. Rackstraw's son was at the time milking in a cow-shed, when the wind completely carried the shed a distance of nearly thirty yards, leaving the lad and cows uninjured. In the village of Ivinghoe damage has been occasioned to theamountof 1,200. Herts C.

Press. Sir W. Wake, lately let on lease 20 acres of low marshv ground, in the neighbourhood of Walthamstow, at 5. per acre, for the cultivation of water -cresses for the London markets. A Supplement to Tie London Gazette of Tuesday, contains the report of the military operations of a division of the Madras troops against the Rajah of Coorg, one of the few Indian Princes who had been suffered to retain their independence.

The Rajah was exasperated at the refusal of the British to deliver up a woman who had fled into their territory, and retaliated by seizing a British subject, whom he refused to release when called upon. This was the pretext for his subjugation, which was effected on the 10th of April, by his surrender of himself as a prisoner. In the course of the communications which preceded hostilities, this bold but impudent chieftain wrote a spirited letter to the Madras Council, from which the following extract is taken it appeared in a Calcutta Paper You came," says he, a nation of traders, and you have successively destroyed every native State with whom you have come in contact, by your avarice, your treachery, and your bad faith. But the hour of vengeance shall yet come the day of retribution shall vet arrive and even perhaps in my time, I may yet be the humble weapon in the hand of the Almighty, with which you may be sorely punished and the hour may yet be that shall see you a suppliant to me for succour, asyourprede'eessorsonce before weretomy ancestors." The Rajah surrendered unconditionally, liberty and territory. He h.n cnt nrin.P rt Hnrilore his treasure, which amounted I to about 100,000., seized, and his small territory, which yielded him about 20,000.

a year, is now annexed to the British possessions. Colonel Frazer has been appointed Political Agent there. The Rajah of Coorg isthe son of thatllajah.who.duringthewarwith Tippoo Saih, was a steadfast and mosteftllyjrf the British army. The Gazette orpridav night contains a Treasury notice of the intended issue of letters 'patent under the great seal, granting to the Company of the Bank of Australasia, subject to such restrictions and to such limitation of time as shall be therein expressed, and in such British settlements as have been or may be formed in any part of the territories called New Holland and Van Diemen's Land, and the small islands adjacent, between 110 deg. and 155 deg.

east of Greenwich, and 10 deg. and 45 deg. south latitude, the privilege of making and issuing bank notes or bills, for 1-, 2., 5., or any greater sum in sterling of suing and being sued by certain of their officers and also that of exempting individual proprietors from all liabilities beyond the amount of their shares respectively. Engagements by American Managers are thus described in a work published in Germany, entitled Sketches of Society in the United States The theatres in New York are let at very high rents but they are not particularly well attended. The manager contrives to maintain his ground by engaging performers on any terms, no matter how high, and on the pay day giving just what he pleases.

A few years since Vestris, the celebrated dancer, and his wife, were engaged from Paris for a year to perform a certain number of times at New-York, Philadelphia, and some other towns. It was specified that at New York they should dance when the newly elected President, Jackson, made his visit to that city. The President arrived when the two Vestrises were at Philadelphia; they immediately hastened thither but they received no summons to dance. When Vestris applied at the end of the year for his money the manager answered the demand with another fur twenty-two thousand dollars, as damages, because Vestris had not danced at New York, at the time of the President's visit, although the manager knew of his presence in New York, and had given him no directions, yet Vestris was sentenced to pay, and after dancing a whole year for nothing he deemed himself fortunate in secretly escaping by a French vessel. M.

Acbille, an eminent French dancing-master, engaged an advocate, and was more circumspect in the engagement into which he and his wife entered. When the engagement was drawing to a close the music began to be execrable, the stage was strewed with rubbish, and it was nearly impossible to dance. Aehille remonstrated the reply was "if you cannot dance I cannot pay," Aehille became furious an action for damages was commenced, and in the mean time he was still required to expose himself to the public derision, by dancing upon the filthy, slippery boards. This he positively refused to do and then he was prosecuted for breach of contract. He lost the suit, refused to pay the heavy damages in which he was cast, and was thrown into prison.

His wife then took the money which they had saved for their three children in Europe, went to the manager, negotiated with him, and at length obtained her husband's liberation for two thousand dollars. About art or talent itself, they care not a straw. The wretched orchestra spoils the finest opera the best singer is scarcely heard for the incessant clambering over the benches in the pit, the general noise, and the continual spitting of tobacco juice and when ballets are given, most of the spectators turn their backs on the performers. It is strange that English actors and actresses, who have reaped, and are now reaping, such profitable harvests in the United States, make no complaint whatever of the want of integrity on the part of American managers. CrRious Literary Curiosity.

The successful drama, entitled La Tour de A'este, when produced was attributed by Bocage, the manager, to Messrs. and Gaillardet: Dumas claimed the drama as his own, and of course was highly indignant at this transference of the merit to another, while M. Gaillardet protested against the algebraical mode of announcement, and insisted that he was the sole author. Dumas replied upon which Gaillardet considered himself insulted, and wrote the following letter Mr. Editor As 1 have inven M.

Dumas eight days to consider whether he will give me that satisfaction which I have a right to demand from him, I think 1 may be allowed iu the meantime to publish my reply, as I have a double satisfaction to seek from M. Dumas first, from him as a writer, then as a man. Such arc the provocations under which I lie. Now the Musee de a journal with fifty thousand subscribers, which published the attack on me, will not or cannot insert my reply to M. Dumas fur two months hence and I have the written declaration of the director of that journal to this effect.

In this affair I will, as it is my duty to do, stick to my text. If I should fall in the combat to which I call him, I could give no further satisfaction and if he should fall, I could ask for no more, but, whatever time and whatever place may be appointed, I promise M. Dumas to meet him I give him my word and honour (italicised in the original), and a Frenchman can neither ask nor give more. 10th Sept. F.

Gaillardet." M. Gaillardet, it appears, received 500 francs for the piece in question from M. Duvernay, who did not wait to consult M. Dumas. We understand that Signor de Begins will arrive in Dublin in the course of a few days, and on the 20th instant he will appear in the favourite opera, II Bar bier of Rossini.

Signor De Begnis will give lessons during his stay. Mr. Bianchi Taylor is appointed organist at the Octagon Chapel, Bath, as successor to Mr. A. Loder, who has received a lucrative appointment at Ashbourne, Derby.

MRS. SID DONS. We now come to the season of 1782-3, when Mrs. Siddons returned to London, after a secession of more than five years at Birmingham, York, Manchester, Liverpool, and finally at Bath. It was not then the custom to append to the bills elaborate puffs preliminary," the effect of which is generally to raise expectation, and produce disappointment and on the Jlth of October, 1782, it was merely announced, that on the next day Mrs.

Siddons would appear" in the part of Isabella. She had rehearsed the character twice before, and we are informed by a friend, who had it immedi ately from Smith, who played Biron (and who long resided at Bury St. Edmunds, where we had the pleasure of seeing him), that Mrs. Siddons went through the rehearsal as if she were conscious of her own powers at least, such was the impression of an eye-witness and a fellow-performer and it will be observed, that it does not quite accord with the statement inserted by Mr. Campbell.

Smith acknowledged that Mrs. Siddons exceeded his expectations at the rehearsal, for he was one of those who thought her talents had been overrated in the country. If she exceeded his expectations at the rehearsal, she far exceeded anything he could imagine during her performance, and he was so much excited by her, that in more than one instance he forgot his own part. Mr. Campbell has inserted some interesting quotations from Mrs.

Siddons's memoranda at this period, and one of them refers to a superstitious encouragement she received from the sudden breaking out of sunshine just previous to her appearance in The Fatal Marriage. She related this incident viva voce to a gentleman since dead, who was on intimate terms with her he kept a journal, where he registered anything interesting that he had heard, or that had occurred during each day, which is now before us; and under date of the 10th of October, 1 803, he has written as follows This day, twenty-onc years ago, Sarah Siddons came out In London in Southern's I saw her, and was happy to find her in such excellent spirits, sue mm nic mai sue was very superstitious, and that she really Believed she should not have played half so well on the loth of October, 1782, had she not been animated hy a circumstance that seemed almost providential. The weather had been wet and cloudy for more than a week, but when her husband got up iu the morning and opened the curtains, the sun shone full ami urigmiy, not muy mm tue room, out upon the very oed where sne was lying, siddons remarked to her that it was a good omen, and, relying upon it, she rose aud dressed herself with great alacrity and cheerfulness. said she, is now exactly twenty-one years ago, and when I woke this morning, it was just such another glorious day. You may think me very weak and foolish, tint you do not know the effect such circumstance have upon my I have put this down because it relates to Sarah Siddons, the greatest actress or perhaps the world, ever saw." The Drury-lane Bill, on the 10th of October, 1782, was drawn up in the following manner Biron Mr.

Smith. Villcroy Mr. Palmkr. Carlos Mr. Fabkkn.

Baldwin Mr. Pacxsr, Isabella Mrs. Sluuoxs. (From the Theatre Royal, Bath.) Nurse Mrs. Lovk.

The parenthesis was repeated on the second night, and omitted on the third. Mrs. Siddons played Isabella eight times before she ap peared in any other character and, in the whole, the tragedy was performed twenty-two times during the season of 1782-3. Her next part, Euphrasia, in he Grecian Daughter, on the 30th of October, was only played three times before the town required the ninth performance of Isabella. There is a circumstance connected with Mrs.

Siddons's next character, Jane Shore, which is worth mentioning. though omitted by Mr. Campbell that on the (ith of January, 1783, the part of Alicia was sustained, not by Mrs. Ward, who till men uau upon who was in possession of the character of Alicia until the end of the season and it is a testimony in favour of Mrs. Siddons, if any were wanted, that Mrs.

Ward threw it up because she felt she could not stand in competition with the representative of Jane Shore. Mr. Campbell has not given the date of the production of Hull's Fatal Interview, in which Mrs. Siddons had hf first original pnrt. It was brought out on the Kith of November, and was played again luayeu it.

out dv miss nemhlp. lipino- fi-f that stage." This was Francis Kemble. afterwards Mrs. Twiss. born in and died in 1812.

Miss Kemble continueil i A.

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