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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

Hood of tears in some measure re

and splendid talents, who appears lieved her as she endeavoured to con to have been exac:ly 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 haughiy crests,

resign their boasted superiority, and Does slighted 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 poctical piece of yours, every Sir,

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 mis. Magazine, I observe you hint at a tress of a poet), you avow, that you disappointment in a tender attach- fear your unhappy passion will terment, and that you continue to feel minate 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 recourge •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 Seeds of pride in your nature,

droop; and if you have any dormant

let deceiver. Rather join the festive them vegelate, let them blossom,

and 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'rous 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.'

STAKSPEARE page 326, you say, that during your

diant beams can cheer the gloomy Sylvia,

Mrs. Litchfield.

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.'

SHAKSPEARE. THE father of Frank IVoodland Try what absence will effect: elder Mr. Grumlcy, to redeem which

leaves his estate mortgaged to the doubtless it will tend in a great measure to wean your mind from the amount of a debt due from Ga

a sum is bequeathed in addition to the 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 fond characters which youthful fancy Frank Woodland of his remaining in

what he already owes, but fleeces' inprinted there.

heritance. The young man is by his But if, contrary to my friendly re. monstrances, you at last fall a vica fruits of his education, but obliged

villainy not only reduced to live on the tim to the soft infatuation, I will pen your epitaph, drop a poetic Conroy, a young woman of large

to resign his pretensions to Sylvia tear over your ashes, summon the Loves and the Graces, and invoke der an idea that he would possess

fortune, whom he had addressed unand tear his rosy chaplet. I will ina property of his own by the redempvite the queen of the fairies, with her train of tiny invisibles, to strew Mr. Grumley, who holds Frank Wood

This lady has two other suitors your grassy turf with flowers.

A disconsolate red-breast shall sing a foppish, but persevering, attorney.

lund's estate; and Mr. Verdiet, a requiem to your departing spirit, a

The tirst she dislikes for the bruta. widowed 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,

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

having broken a promise of marriage to Mrs. Hall, a widow in bue siness, 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 Conmodore Convoy and Mr. Conformed for the first Time at the toy 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 down; and this accident is taken advantage

THE CHARACTERS.

table, and hearing the Commodore coy 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 Combroken 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 highwayman. 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 hy him, set right. Sylvia weds Frunk, 'Tom and left to experience the resentment marries Fanny, the Lawyer keeps of his creditors. Commodore Cortoy 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 Ercepted,' 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 publis sentment to the husband, had not are indebted for some mirthful hours, forgotten to commiserate the wife. 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 Grumley, who sends the old pose: it is full of playing upon man's son, Tom Alannerly, to sea, words—punscontrived mistakeson 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 man, an interesting girl, between of the mail coach, all ihe mail is whom and T'on there is a reciprocal said to be fe-mules:' The comedy, affection. Betty Barnes, a mest however Errors Excepted—is cercommunicative landlady, is the cousin tainly an agreeable summer amuseand protectress of Funny Freeman; ment. they both reside at the village inn, · The performers deserve much where several of the events of the praise. Mr. Young rendered Frank play take place. The scenes in this loodland manly and interestinginn are much enlivened by Richard, Fawcett's Commodore Conroy was

well cast and played-Carles's In- line of his profession. Of the various voice was a good representation of duties of a hair-dresser of eminence, the villain--and Decamp, in Young none excites more anxious concern Mannerly, grinned as pre:tily, 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 Mrs. Litchfield equal any praise others. which we can bestow-Mrs. Gibbs appeared now and then in her very The citizens generally of all pare best manner, although we regret ties are respectfully invited to partake that the auinas 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 White-house Tavern, two miles Hall had every commendation, and from Frederic, on the Lancaster roud. warbled her song charmingly. The candidates are all respectfully

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 inform d 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 occasion. They are valuable, and ought And spirit give to ev'ry native grace;

My art can lend new beauties to the face, not to lie dormant.

The magic of the mind 'tis I impart: The house was crowded by all the Built 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 (Front 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 opportu. moon when in full-orbed splendor.

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