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convey reproof, and his whole frame am sure he is very unkind to make tottered with agony. Cold drops you cry so.'— My dear girl!' ex. chased each other down his pallid claimed she, "I cannot support face. Matilda gazed on him with your presence now.' Here Burns frensy depictured on her features :- took her up in his arms.-- Have • Why reproach me?' said he : ' have you,' said he," so sweet a consolet my sufferings for your sake not been of

your troubles as this lovely child?" enough? I am for ever bereft of To which Matilda answered in the peace, and by such infernal means! affirmative. · Sweet little cherub !" Your invaluable brother has in. continued be, ' young as you are, formed me of all the arts used to ab: I can plainly perceive the exact solve our solemn vows of eternal counterpart of your angelic mother love, and eternal I was always de in those infant lineaments; the termined it should be : on my part matchless beauty is forcibly depic, I shall never retract them; never tured. Inherit her virtues, her graces can I love another. This breast, of person ; but Heaven prevent her once warm and susceptible, is now misfortunes from falling on thy rendered cold as the frigid zone: head!'-Again Matilda requested him still are my, vows as pure as when to permit the child to leave them, they first escaped these trembling Burns entreated her to suffer her to lips. How can I call to remembrance remain.-- Do not, Matilda,' said that scene ? how dwell on so agon- he,' refuse me so triffing a favour; ising a theme! yet it will return im- most probably it is the first and last pressively to my eyes; and my very time I shall enjoy her innocent soul hangs over the recollection. My prattle."-Then apparently recok, Matilda, so I shall ever call you, lecting himself, he added, ? How, mine you are in the eyes of Heaven, how can I expect it, the thought is though torn from me by such diaba, distraction: once I thought you mine lical means !"

by vows made in the presence of Seeing the countess apparently in- God, sanctioned by your brother. Bensible," he fixed his eyes stedfastly Your first letter after my arrival on on hers.- My Matilda,' again he the continent filled me with extacy ; said, ' you don't seem to notice my but that coldness in the subsequent being present; are you displeased at one, that accusation of infidelity rny visit? Speak: I won't support and then your firm resolution of your disdain; I have a remedy here,' marrying the earl of Holden-Hea. franticly grasping his sword. Ma. ven! how did I support it? At that tilda shrieked ; a sense of his danger critical juncture we could not leave around her from the reverie into France. By my absence all my meawhich she was fallen. For Hea sure of woe was accomplished. ! ven's sake, forbear!' she exclaimed :

must away from this part of the • I am not angry. Do you not know world; I cannot live to see you in the me better than to suppose I could arms of another.' be displeased with you :'

A kind of convulsive motion rere -- The door that instant opening, dered all utterance impossible on the little Martha ran to her with the part of the countess : the de. ineffable sweetness.

The innocent spondency, the wretchedness, of an child looked up in her face-- M: object so worthy her tenderest affecdear mother, is this the gentleman tions, was more than her already opsoldier you so often talk about? ! pressed feelings could endure. A

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437 flood of tears in some measure re and splendid talents, who appears lieved her as she endeavoured to con to have been exactly in your predicasole him, to point out the folly of ment, 'I should not,' he exclaimed, despair, but in such faltering ac mind crawling on my hands and cents as plainly showed she could knees round the globe, if by so not practise the lesson she dictated. doing I could gain the maid of my (To be continued.)

affections. These are expressions humiliating in the extreme to the masculine gender. Were all of your opinion, ye subverters of the

rights of man! the lords of the creaTo S. Y.

tion must bow their haughty crests,

resign their boasted superiority, and Does sligh red love oppress thy heart,

forfeit their magna charta, which Come, rouse thee, lad, nor yield to sorrow: Heaven, when Eve offended *, imFor should you and your mistress part, A kinder may be found to-morrow.'

parted to man.

In a poétical piece of yours, every

verse of which concludes with the IN some of your poetical and prose signature of your beloved Jemima contributions, inserted in the Ladies (no very poetical name for the misMagazine, I observe you hint at a

tress of a poet), you avow, that you disappointment in a tender attach fear your unhappy passion will fer

minate ment, and that you continue to feel

your existence. I sincerely those unpleasing sensations which hope that a kindlier fate awaits you, result from unrequited affection.

and that you will leave to the heroes Shall I attempt to expostulate of romance to die for love. Whilst with you for bowing at the shrine of you were indulging the romantic love's capricious deity? Shall I pre

idea of dying for the idol of your scribe a remedy for the infatuating adoration, I wish to think, that, malady? or shall I call ridicule to poet-like, you were dealing in fica my aid, and try

tion, and never had the remotest

thought of having recourse "To laugh a frantic lover into sense ?"

"To the tempting pool, or felon knife.' Why run to solemn shades and .

Cow?ER sympathetic glooms to brood over your fancied woes, and to cherish

Bestir yourself, nor thus supinely the pleasing, painful idea of the dear droop; and if you have any dormant deceiver. Rather join the festive them vegetate, let them blossom, and

seeds of pride in your nature, let circle; single out some rosy damsel

bear the fruit-disdain. whose eyes can tell us what the sun is made of;' and may they meet • Rouse yourself, and the weak wanton in contact with yours, sparkling in

Cupid

Shall from your neck unloose his am'rons to joy, while your throbbing hearts

fold, palpitate in unison.

And, like a dew-drop from a lion's mane, In your Morning Walk in Summer, Be shook to air.

SuaxSPEARE. page 326, you say, that during your ranıble you pictured to yourself the Let not Hope, that guardian angel, dangers you would endure, if by the be banished from your mind: its raendurance you could obtain the object of your heart. This reminds me of a gentleman of great learning

. Ged. iii. 16. • YOL XXXVIII.

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diant beams can cheer the gloomy Sylvia,

Mrs. Litchseid.

Mrs. Liston. heart; it: lenient balm can soothe the Mrs. Hall,

Betty Barnes,

Mrs. Powell. wounded mind.

Fanny Freeman, Mrs. Gibbs. . Hope is a lover's staff; walk off with that,

THE FABLE. And manage it against despairing thoughes.'

SHAXSPEARE. THE father of Frank IV codland Try what absence will effect: elder Mr. Grumley, to redeem

which

leaves his estate mortgaged to the doubtless it will tend in a great a sum is bequeathed in addition to measure to wean your mind from the amount of a debt due from Gathe object of your idolatry; and briel Invoice, a dishonest speculator,

Time with his sponge will erase who not only eludes payment of from the tablet of your heart all the what he already owes, but fleeces' fond characters which youthful fancy Frank Woodland of his remaining innnprinted there.

heritance. The young man is by his But if, contrary to my friendly remonstrances, you at last fall a vic villainy not only reduced to live on the tim to the soft infatuation, I will to resign his pretensions to Sylvia

fruits of his education, but obliged pen your epitaph, drop a poetic Conroy, a young woman of large toar over your ashes, summon the Loves and the Graces, and invoke der an idea that he would possess

fortune, whom he had addressed unCupid to come, and break his arrows, and tear his rosy chaplet. I will in. property of his own by the redemp

tion of his father's mortgage. vite the queen of the fairies, with

This lady has two other suitors her train of tiny invisibles, to strew your grassy turf with flowers: A lund's estate; and Mr. Verdiet, a

Mr. Grumley, who holds Frank Wood. disconsolate red-breast shall sing a foppish, but persevering, attorney. requiem to your departing spirit, a

The first she dislikes for the brutawidowed dove shall coo a funeral dirge, and a love-lorn damsel shall lity of his manners, and for his folly

in trying to conceal a low but honest plant a violet on your tomb.

Jorn WEBB. origin; and the other is detected in Haverbill, July 24, 1807.

having broken a promise of marriage to Nirs. Ilall, a widow in business, who meets and circumvents

her faithless lawyer at every opporo ACCOUNT of the New Comedy, tunity he takes to address Sylvia.

called "ERRORS EXCEPTED,' per Commodore Convoy and Mr. Coxformed for the first Time at the voy are brothers, and joint guardians Theatre Royal, Haymarket, on to their niece Sylvia. The commoThursday, August 13.

dore's carriage, on his return from

a distant command, breaks dowo; THE CHARACTERS.

and this accident is taken advantage Frank Woodland,

Mr. Young. of by a stranger, who, while the ser. Commodore Convoy, Mr. Convoy,

Mr. Grove.

vants are gone for another chaise, Lawyer Verdict,

Mr. Matthews. attempts to rob the Commodore : Mr. Grumley,

Mr. Waddy. the latter resists, when the opporOld Mannerly,

Mr. Chapmani tune entrance of Frank Woodland Tom Mannerly,

Mr. Decamp. Gabriel Invoice,

prevents the robber, and discovers Richard,

him to be the fraudulent Gabriel In. Mr. Ringbolt,

Mr. Wharton. William,

Mr. 'Truman.

voice, who had plundered Frank of Samuely

Mr. Male. his fortune, lost it at the gaming

Mr. Fawcett.

Mr. Carles.
Mr. Liston.

table, and hearing the Commodore doy at this time confesses her regard mention that he travelled with a for Frank, and asks her guardian's considerable sum, had adopted the permission to marry him; but an rash resolution of retrieving his own equivoque ensues, by which the Cuma broken fortune at the Commodore's modore supposes she means Gabriel expence, and without in the least Invoice instead of Frunk, and, of suspecting that the Commodore is course, refuses to give his niece to his near relation, whose very long a bighwayman. The imprisonment residence abroad prevents their know- of Frank seems to strengthen this ing each other.

supposition, till an ecclaircisement The wife of Gabriel Invoice, and takes place, by which every thing is her infant, are both deserted by him, set right. Sylvia weds Frank, Tom and left to experience the resentment marries Fanny, the Lawyer keeps of his creditors. Commodore Contoy his promise to the Widow Hall, the is at this time bringing home a large Squire is obliged to receive the acbequest from India, which is left quittance-money for the mortgage solely and independently to Gabriel's of Frank's estate; and, some few wife, and out of which she restores · Errors Excepted,' all the parties Frank Woodland the property her are suitably recompensed. husband had defrauded him of It will be seen by this sketch, that Frank having been the only one of this piece, the author of which is Gabriel's claimants 'who, in his re- Mr. T. Dibdin, to whom the public sentment to the husband, had not are indebted for some mirthful hours, forgotten to commiserate ihe wise. is rather a light summer comedy

Old Mannerly has been a village than a regular and well-finished schoolmaster, but is reduced to toil drama. It is accordingly written in as a gardener, by the oppression of his a style suited to its temporary purlandlord Grunley, who sends the old pose: it is full of playing upon man's son, Toimn Ajannerly, to sea, words—puns—contrived mistakes on a false charge of peculation, be. misconceptions-marvellous, if not cause the youth had refused to marry unnatural, incidents, &c. &c. A Grumley's neglected mistress, and merchant is asked why he failed in because Tom had resented the business when he had no business to 'Squire's ill usuage of Fanny Free. fail; and, speaking of the passengers snun, an interesting girl, between of the mail coach, all ihe mail is whom and Ton there is a reciprocal said to be fe-mules: The comedy, affection. Betty Barnes, a most however-Errors Exceptedis cercommunicative landlady, is the cousin tainly an agreeable summer amuseand protectress of Fanny Ficemur; ment, they both reside at the village inn, · The performers deserve much where several of the events of the praise. Ms. Young rendered Frank play take place. The scenes in this loodland manly and interesting, inn are much enlivened by Richard, Fawcett's Commodore Convoy was a rustic waiter, whose blundering active and pleasant, although we • Errors,' produce some material in- cannot think but the author might cidents. Frank Woodland having have contrived so as to give the rather warmly expostulated with powers of the actor a scope more Grumley on his treaiment of the te- peculiar to bis style-Matthews's nantry, a quarrel ensues, and Frank Verdict was pertinent and comical. is put in custody by the vindictive Liston's grimaces set the house in a Squire, for an assault. Sylria Con- soar-Chapman's Old Mannerly was

well cast and played-Carles's In- line of his profession. Of the various coice was a good representation of duties of a hair-dresser of eminence, the villain--and Decamp, in Young none excites more anxious concern Mannerly, grioned as pretily, and than that of turning his abilities to looked as well, as he could. With the most profitable account for himregard to the ladies, the merits of self, and most for the happiness of Mirs. Litchfield equal any praise others. which we can bestow-Mrs. Gibbs appeared now and then in her very The citizens generally of all par. best manner, although we regret ties are respectfully invited to partake that the aun's has not given her of a barbacue, on Saturday next, at more for the exercise of her valuable the Spring on Monocasy, near Stotalents—And Mrs. Liston's Mrs. rer's While-house Tavern, two miles Hull had every commendation, and from Frederic, on the Lancaster roud. warbled her song charmingly. The candidates are all respectiully

The Prologue (which we have requested to attend, as it is expected given in the Poetry), was well there will be a political discussion, pointed, and told with good effect, that the per ple may then have an opby the excellent delivery of Mr. portunity of being fully informed on Young. The Epilogue was, perhaps, public subjects, by hearing both sides better written, very appropriately face to face, in an open and fair drawn, and admirably spoken by manner. Mrs. Litchfield, whose powers we never before witnessed on such an oc

• My art can lend new beauties to the face, casion. They are valuable, and ought And spirit give to ev'ry native grace; not to lie dormant.

The magic of the mind 'uis I impart: The house was crowded by all the Buit for my skill in the cosmetic art,

What were the proudest dame?" gay, fashionable, and critical, in town; and the comedy was given

The brilliant talents and acquire out for a second representation with ments of Henry J. Hassey, whose the loudest plaudits.

residence is at No. 123, Front street; and whose unrivalled merits, like the blaze of a comet, throw a glory round

the general prospect, which renders Curious ADVERTISEMENTS fram visible the common herd of frizeurs, AMERICAN PAPERS,

are universally acknowledged; but

the visibility of .that herd is very (From Jansor's 'Stranger in America.')

evanescent, and when seen, are no

more to be regarded by the side of JOHN Richard Deborous Hig- the grand luminary than the constelgins, ladies hair-dresser, from New lation of smaller lights encircling the Tork, takes the earliest opportue moon when in full-orbed splendor. nity to inform the ladies of Philadel. In the classical language of ancient phia, that, in compliance with earnest Rome, Henry J. Hassey shines among and reiterated entreaties, he has are the candidates for notoriety in bis rived at this city, and intends to profession, make it the place of his residence Velut inter ignes Luns minores. long enough to develope churucter • With me, presumptuous miscreants, də ye and design; or, in other words, he vie, means to employ some days to the The brush and razor only doom'd to ply?

Or haply to revive the rotten locks best employment of his talents in tbe of palu y caxons mounted on your blocks.!

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