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a benefit to the agriculturist-it is so at the present moment On the 17th of May, at Washington, Luke Lawless, Esq. barrister-at-law, to but whether the country can afford this benefit, whether it Virginia Baroness D'Ghrom, widow of the late Minister Resident of his Prussian Majesty at Washington. Mr Luke Lawless is brother to Mr John Lawless, the is just that it should do so, is quite another question. We proprietor of the Irishman, of Belfast. * on the 19th ult. Mr Terence Conway, of the Northern Whig Office, Belfast, I live in an agricultural district, we have no interests distinct to Miss Catherine Burns, of Glasgow.

from the welfare of our neighbours, but as public writers we On Monday, at Gloucester, Charles Oflley, Esq, of Upfield lodge, to Arabella Theresa, the youngest daughter of Thomas Martin, Esq.

must impartially, and so we trust without offence, weigh the On Monday, at Thames Ditton, Captain G, F. Lyon, R.N. to Lucy Louisa, youngest daughter of the late Lord Edward Fitz-Gerald.

K.N. to Lucy Louisa, | matter in the scales of political expediency--which in spite of On the 4th inst. Philip Samuel, Esq. of Guilford street, Russell square, Phoebe, youngest daughter of Solomon Israel, Esq. of Stamford hill. .: On Thursday, at Norton, Suffolk, John Thomas Selwin, Esq. of Down hall,

Essex, to Isabella, second daughter to the late General Leveson Gower, of Bili commodities : if then by restrictive laws on corn we enhanc , hill, Berkshire.

On Friday, Mr H. L. Hant, of Tavistock street, and Maida hill, Paddington, prices generally above the par of other countries, as a comto Miss Elen Simpson, of the latter place.

mercial nation we must greatly injure or annihilate our means DIED.

of competing with them. We render too a foreign abode On the 4th inst. at Castle Howard, in his 78th year, the Earl of Carlisle. Though his Lordship never attained any great distinction as a politician, a

necessary to all those who cannot, or will not, afford to pay legislator, or an author, he possessed a considerable portion of literary taste,

the high prices for articles of consumption which the Con and displayed that acquaintance with the Fine Arts, as well as that liberality in encouraging them, which make wealth and high station at once useful and respectable. Along with the Duke of Bridgwater, he purchased the Orleans

away from our own shores to spend their incomes abroad ?Gallery, and probably died rossessed of one of the best collections of paintings in the kingdom. His Lordship is succeeded in his title by his son, Lord Morpeth.

On Sunday last, in Henrietta street, Cavendish square, Sir Thomas Stepney. This gentleman of the old school was seen, in his usual attire, perambulating

cheap in England ? It is forbidden by the Corn Law. O St James's street, from club house to club-house (bis daily practice) so recently as the preceding day. His dress had been the same for half a century, namely, a blue coat, with a broad back and long waist, of the "Monmouth street cut," high price of food prevents our benefiting by them since and he commonly wore a remarkably short spencer ; nankeen was his constant wear in small clothes, and his blue broad-striped silk stockings produced a

the labouring manufacturer must nearly starve, or charge for remarkable contrast; added to these was a hat not deeper in the crown than an his labour to procure him bread, a price which drives his proinch and a half, but with a rim of greater proportion, and a black ribbon tied round it. Sir Thomas, in his 70th year, on the coldest days of winter, was clad

duction from the market in which cheaper nations are comthe game as in the dog days. On Wednesday, at Weston, Staffordshire, in the 6th year of his age, the

petitors ? If agriculture is the basis of our existence, comRight Hon. Orlando, Earl of Bradford,

merce has been the source of our wealth and power. Ak On the ist inst. Lady Jane Jampos, wife of Sir Walter James James, Bart. of Langley hall, Berks, and sister of the Marquis Camden.

agricultural country could not have made the efforts which on the 6th inst. in Montagu square, General Stevens, in his 83d year.

have raised England to a splendid indeed, though perhaps On Sunday, at Broadstairs, Robert Wilson, Esq. of Wood house, East Ham.

On the 31st inst, at Rouen, in Normandy, Philip Gilbert, Esq. of Earl's court perilous height. Ministers, now the tumult of war is hapand Cockspur street, aged 63. On the oth ult. at Maravilhas, Madeira, Lady Jardine, widow of the late Sir

pily at an end, begin to perceive the embarrassments into Alexander Jardine, Bart. of Applegarth, Dumfriesshire.

which their restrictive policy would shortly plunge the On Sunday, in his 70th year, Henry Wood thorpe, Esq. Town Clerk of London. On Monday, in Cockspur street, Mrs Kier, relict of Mr George Kier, late of

country. They or at least that which is supposed to be the Parliament street, aged 70.

more enlighted part of them, perceive the necessity of comOn Thursday week, whilst following the sport of partridge shooting, Mr Thos. Lyus, of Barrow, near Bury, was suddenly taken 'ill, and dropping' upon his mencing an alteration and then commences the difficulty a gun, instantly expired.

their task. Their predecessors have bequeathed them a Mr King, of Richmond, in Surrey, went to church last Sunday, came home well, and while eating his dinner, fell down and expired. His wife's first bus weight enormous of debt, which must be answered by taxes band, a Mr Mills, late one of the Bank clerks, choaked himself with a piece of beef at dinner, and died about three years ago.

raised of course in part--and a considerable part too-fron

the land. These taxes the landed interest declare their inaTHE CORN QUESTION.

bility to pay, unless the price of their produce be kept to a There is every probability that an attempt will be made in certain height by protective duties. It is in vain to tell them the next Session of Parliament to alter the present state of that the other parts of the community require this price to be the law as regards the importation of Corn: and accordingly lowered. They answer,- Agriculture must be protected. --4 we understand the Farmers are already on the alert in en-is vain to say the welfare of the country demands this sacrifice deavouring to prevent what they conceive to be so injurious | in the first instance, and that probably the disadvantage will to their interests.—This is a question of such vital impor- be much less than they apprehend, as soon as a more liberal tance--it comes so home to the business and bosoms” of system is fully in operation and things become equalized. men, that it is rarely discussed with any sufficient degree of Their reply is—“ We are powerful in the state; we do not temper; the contending parties argue as if each were about choose to risk the probability of contracting our Rent-rolls, and I to snatch the bread from the mouth of the other. It is felt we will prevent your meditated abolition of the laws which i as a domestic, rather than as a political question, and the make dear bread." They do not say“We have increased our attack and defence are conducted as if the struggle were for income, by raising our rents, tenfold within the last 30 years; the hearths, homes, and lives of the disputants. And such they do not say we have benefited by the high prices in fact it is, since if the erroneous view be acted on, it must during the time of the long war,—they do not say-Weap naturally lead, in time, to the ruin of at least one part of the plauded and urged on the Government to the incurring these community.

| debts which now we feel the hardship of being called og to There are some who contend that the Corn Law, as it now contribute to discharge. This they do not say--but the public · stands, is wholly inoperative, and they prove the fact by in-bears it in mind,

stancing the low price of the article in 1822, and the present! It will be perceived that these remarks apply rather to the price which we are assured by many agriculturists is a remu- | Landowners than to the Occupiers--the Farmers. And the nerating one, both having occurred while this law was in fact is, that it more their affair-and they well know it-and 1 effect. , But we do not see the force of this argument, since are accordingly well pleased when they can induce their tt the low prices of 1822, resulting then from other causes, tenantry to raise a cry for protecting agriculture, which means would if the ports had been open, have been the same even -Protect our monopoly-protect our darling rent-rolls itt without those causes ; and the present comparatively high matter who suffers. Let the manufacturer shift as he can, or price, which certainly has been felt by the Farmer as a relief, starre-our grandeur must not be shorn of a beam! The it could not have been known if corn had been allowed freely to public may suffer-what is that to the existence of our parts enter the kingdom, We certainly do think then that the and mansions! Perish Commerce--but be the Aristocracy operation of the Corn Law is, immediately and temporarily, I untouched !




The Farmers would only be in jeopardy, supposing the free must be imported in French vessels, which will give them a nportation of corn were decided on, during the period which monopoly of the carrying trade with the island. The terms light intervene between that circumstance and the adjust- of the treaty with France, it is said, were severely censured, ient of rents, &c. to the new scale, which must follow, how- and thought extremely injurious to the island; a very natural ver the great Landowners would attempt to delay it. We reflection, but which does not appear to have occurred to the cknowledge it would be a trying time--but when the crisis inhabitants while dazzled by the splendid and imposing as past, they would benefit with every other class. They manner with which this treaty of independence was carried ould benefit by their produce yielding them a remunerating into effect. rice, which it always must under any stable and good The French papers of Thursday contain no news of imlovernment, and especially so from its being then exempt portance. om the ruinous fluctuations which constantly occur under Private letters from Madrid state, that at the execution of ne present system.

Don Pablo Iglisias, and Colonel Santos, on the 25th ult. for Seeing this, they cannot wonder that the commercial inte- their Constitutional opinions, the executioner jumped upon their sts, indeed that the public (themselves excepted) should be shoulders, and beat out their brains in the air. The Royalist axious to see the good work in progress, although it unfortu- volunteers wished to cut them up, and drag their limbs about ately happens that their (the Farmers') temporary inconve- the streets, and the irritated populace seconded the idea, but ence lies in the path. They should recollect that their situ- the Royal Guard charged upon them, and dispersed them to ion is no more exposed to casualties than others. Let them their homes, with strokes of their sabres. nsider the distress some time since felt in the manufacturg districts. Let them look to the losses experienced from

3 per Cent. Consols, 874 New 4 per Cent. 1822, 1031. Consols e fluctuations in the market, by the monied interest. Let for 8834. em, with such patience as men with shallow pockets can be pected to have, endure the change which for a time will

LONDON MARKETS. ssibly inconvenience them; and let them, above all, seek lessen this inconvenience by requiring, in all the memorials

CORN EXCHANGE, Sept. 12, 1825. ey may present to Government on the subject, such com- New Samples 1s. cheaper. Barley the same as last. Beans and Peas

Supplies since last Monday moderate. Old Wheat as last quoted; nsation for lowering the prices of their produce as may be rather dearer; and Oats dull at last Monday's prices. Flour is generally ind in diminishing their other burdens, Let them consider considered at 60s. nether it be more desirable that the public should be dis:ssed and the nation half ruined, by paying high prices for Wheat, red

64s, 72s. Boilers

46s. 53s.

60s. 70s, Small Beans.. food, than that rents should be lowered; the Tithe System White, new

46s. 52s. 64s. 74s.

38s. 44s. ered; the County and Poor Rates adjusted ; the National Old..

64s. 76s. Feed Oats...

24s. 26s. spenditure, the Civil Lists, and the Sinecures retrenched; Grey Peas

42s. 46s. Poland

25s. 29s. e Standing Army diminished; the indirect Taxation Old..

40s. 428. Potatoe

24s. 298. 44s. 46s. Maple.


30s. 32s. duced, or many other abuses which we might mention, White

42s. 54s. Flour, per Sack 50s. 60s. formed. Let them be sure that hereabout is the relief to be ught fairly, and found permanently. Let them

join the Aggregate, Average Prices of the Twelve Maritime Districts of Eng.

land and Wales, by which Exportation and Bounty are to be regulated berals-the Reformersin one simultaneous and irresist in Great Britain. e cry for Parliamentary Reform; and then their interests Wheat per Quarter, 69s. 1d.-Barley, 40s. 70.-Oats, 26s. 100.-Rye, well as others may expect to be justly consulted—and not

41s, 11d.-Beans, 45s. 10d.-Peas, 45s. 10d. I then. Kent Herald.


Beef is selling this morning at 5s. to 58. 20. per stone for best cattle, POSTSCRIPT.

and 45. 4d. to 4s. 10d. Mutton remains steady, and Veal from 5s, to 6s.

per stone. Lamb rather worse. Pork is 2d. per stone cheaper. MONDAY, Sept. 12.

To sink the Offal-per Stone of 8lbs, the Mazzinghi, arrived at Cowes from St. Domingo, letters Beef ... 4s. 6d, to 5s. 2d.

5s, Od. to 6s. Od. the 24th of July have been received from Port-au-Prince. Mutton... 4s. 10d, to 5s. 4d. Pork..

5s. 40. to 6s. 4d.

Lamb 5s. 4. to 6s. 2d. e French fleet, which had visited that port to give éclat to e execution of the treaty for the independence of Haïti,



100 iled from thence on the 18th of July. It was understood


20,810 Sheep

Calves. at this squadron would touch at Havannah, but its ultiite destination was believed to be Norfolk in Virginia,

PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW, here it was proposed to winter, to avoid the hurricanes Hay........... £3. 10s, to £5.5s. | Straw £1. 18s. to £2. Gs th which the West India seas are often visited at that

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Clover £4. to £5. 5s. ason. There were no troops on board. At Port-au-Prince

Government were steadily proceeding to throw further BEAR'S GREASE.—This article, when genuine and procured from ficulties in the way of English commerce. Not only is the the animal in its native climate, is easily known by those who have once

, ty to be increased on English goods imported, but the valua- found materially varied from all other animal or vegetable oils. JAMES a of them, by which the amount of the duty is estimated, ATKINSON, Perfumer, has the gratification to inform the Public, that the capriciously doubled. With the French merchants a con- Its peculiar properties for regenerating the hair being now proved to a ry course is pursued, and the duty on goods exported has stration, and he will only add that, independent of improving the growth, it is

very pleasant for dressing the hair, making it beautifully soft and glossy ; but en lowered 50 per cent, in their favour, while that paid by as there are several imitations, it is necessary to observe that a bill is wrapped

round each pot, with the Importer's signature, and the pot has the figure of a English remains unaltered. In consequence of these pro- Bear burnt on the top (not printed) and no pot is sold for less than 28. 6d... dings, the opinion is entertained by the English houses Price in pots, 2s.6d. and 4s. in bottles, 3s. 6d. and 7s.6d.; and perfumed with at it is the President's intention to annihilate wholly their Messrs. Gattie and Peirce, 57 New Bond-street; Sanger, 50, Grange, 120, mmerce with the island. This opinion will not, we trust, lington Arcade ; Dobson and Masou, 38 'Haymarket, Woodman, Piccadilly; justified by the event. The shipping interest must, how- Mattrass, Fleet Street; Colley, 28 Rishopsgate street; Paterson, Gracechurch

street; Marquis, Coleman street; Gibbins, 55 Fleet market; Wakefield, Lambs? er, sustain injury; for British goods, if imported at all, I Conduít street; and most Perfwners.

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No. 920. MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 1825.
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farmers had good houses and good farms intermingled with those

wastes, of their own inheritance or for their lives or years; and withNo. XXVII. CLARENDON'S HISTORY OF THE REBELLION. ! out taking of them into the park, it would not be of the largeness, or Having been much interested by a re-perusal of Clarendon's History

for the use proposed. His Majesty desired to purchase those lands, of the Rebellion, I sit down to look through it again with the reader.

and was very willing to buy them upon higher terms than the people ! My object is not to write a criticism, still less to enter into a review of

could sell them at to anybody else, if they had occasion to part with the period to which the book relates, but simply to point out and

them; and thought it no unreasonable thing, upon those terms, to

expect this from his subjects, and so he employed his own surveyor Es remark a little upon some of the most curious passages. Having felt

and others of his officers to treat with the owners, many whereof were a pleasure, I wish to impart it, and shall fancy myself in the reader's

his own tenants, whose farms would at last expire. company as with a friend. The edition I make use of is a foreign one printed at Basil, which is

“The major part of the people were in a short time prevailed with, not likely to be read in England; so that I can only refer to the

to the but many very obstinately refused; and a gentleman who had the number of the books without noticing the pages.

best estate, with a convenient house and gardens, would by no means The work opens with an account of Prince Charles's romantic

Choleste momentin part with it; and the King being as earnest to compass it, it made a journey into Spain, and the way in which James I was brought to great noise, as

great noise, as if the King would take away men's estates at his own consent to it. This has been copied by Hume; but though Humepie

pleasure." — [As if he would not! What else was it that he desired to relates the particulars more directly relating to the journey, such as the

do?-" The Bishop of London, who was Treasurer, and the Lord bullying conduct of Buckingham, and the ridiculous lamentations of

Cottington, Chancellor of the Exchequer, were, from the first entering the King, who threw himself lon his bed, weeping and wailing, and upon it, very averse from the design; not only for the murmur of the

exclaiming that he should lose Baby Charles," he bas omitted one people, but because the purchase of the land, and the making a brick o or two passages highly characteristic of the courtiers of those times. I

wall about so large a parcel of ground (for it is near ten miles about) observe, by the way, that Hume represents Baby Charles (who was would cost a greater sum of money than they could easily provide, or then a young man in the twenty-third year of his age) as having the they thought ought to be sacrificed on such an occasion; and the tears in his eyes when his father wished him to give up the journey : |

Lord Cottington (who was more solicited by the country people, and but this is not mentioned by Clarendon. The appellation of Baby,

| heard most of their murmurs) took the business most to heart, and and the wilful infirmities to which Royalty is subject, appear to have

endeavoured by all the ways he could, and by frequent importunities, beguiled the historian of his usual precision.

to divert his Majesty from pursuing it, and put all delays he well Sir Francis Cottington, afterwards Lord Cottington, was a courtier.

could do in the bargains which were to be made, till the King grew of real courage for that period; yet, see how he behaves at an unex

very angry with him, and told him he was resolved to go through with pected proposition : - Cottington, ” said James, « here is Baby it, and had already caused brick to be burned, and much of the wall Charles and Stenny-(an appellation he always used of and toward's to be built on his own land. Upon which Cottington thought fit to the Duke) - who have a great mind to go by post to Spain to fetch | acquiesce. home the Infanta, and will have but two more in their company. “The building of the wall before people consented to part with What think you of the journey? He (Cottington) often protested since their land, or their common, looked to them as if by degrees they that when he heard the King, he fell into such a trembling that he could should be shut out from both, and increased the murinur and noise hardly speak. But when the king commanded him to answer him, of the people who were not concerned, as well as of them who were;

what he thought of the journey, he replied, he could not think well of and it was too near London not to be the common discourse. The t it, &c.-Book I.

Archbishop (who desired exceedingly that the King should be posThis was the courage of a great courtier. Now see his delicacy. sessed as much of the hearts of the people as was possible, at least Cottington, to this offence against the Duke, subsequently added that they should have no just cause to complain) meeting with it, another; upon which Buckingham, after his usual open manner, resolved to speak to the King of it; which he did ; and received such vowed revenge on him. The courtier applied to him to know whether an answer from him, that he thought his Majesty rather not informed by a proper obsequiousness he could not be restored to his Grace's enough of the inconveniences and mischiefs of the thing, than posifavour; and being answered in the negative, said, he at least hoped tively resolved not to desist from it. Whereupon one day he took that his Grace would not condescend to gain by his loss; and so the Lord Cottington aside (being informed that he disliked it) and,

requested him to return a set of hangings he had presented to him in according to his natural custom, spoke with great warmth against it, * hope of his future favour," and which cost him 8001. The Duke and told him, ' He should do very well to give the King good counsel,

answered," he was right;" and the hangings were restored, or at least and withdraw him from a resolution in which his honour and justice the amount of their value; togetber with some sums of money, which were so much called in question. Cottington answered him very Cottington had laid out by his order for jewels and pictures. lbid. gravely, “That the thing designed was very lawful, and he thought

Cottington appears to have been bold enough with every body the King resolved very well, since the place lay so conveniently for except his first master; but he knew his men, even when he was most his winter-exercise; and that he should by it not be compelled to daring. He most likely ventures to behave to Buckingham in this make so long journeys as he used to do in that season of the year for manner, out of a confidence that it was the safest thing he could do his sport; and that nobody ought to dissuade him from it.' to a man of his temper, where his advances were not accepted. It “ The Archbishop, instead of finding a concurrence from him, as was an avowal of meanness and inferiority, as well as a compliment he expected, seeing himself reproached upon the matter for his opinion, to the other's spirit; which tended to put him at a pardonable distance grew into much passion, telling him, Such men as he would ruin the from a lofty but not ungenerous temper. After the death of Bucking- King, and make him lose the affections of his subjects; that, for his ham, Cottington got into power. There were none of his old masters own part, as he had begun, so he would go on, to persuade the King to overawe him. He felt secure of Charles and his weakness; and from proceeding in so ill a counsel; and that he hoped it would having a turn for drollery as well as artifice, did not scruple to play a appear who had been his counsellor.' Cottington, glad to see him so strange trick upon Laud, whom all the lay part of the government dis- soon hot, and resolved to inflame him more, very calmly replied to liked. It was so contrived as at once to turn to their advantage, him, “That he thought a man could not, with a good conscience, and disconcert the Archbishop with the King. The whole of the hinder the King from pursuing his resolutions; and that it could not story is worth copying, inasmuch as it involves a Naboth-vineyard but proceed from want of affection to his person; and that he was not anecdote of Charles I, such as Hume does not venture to repeat: - sure that it might not be high treason.'—The other, upon the wildness

"The King, who was excessively affected to hunting (says Claren- of his discourse, in great anger asked him,. Why? from whence had don) and the sports of the field, had a great desire to make a great he received that doctrine?'-He said, with the same temper, They park for red as well as fallow deer, between Richmond and Hampton who did not wish the King's health, 'could not love him; and they Court, where he had large wastes of his own and great parcels of who went about to hinder his taking recreation which preserved his wood, which made it very fit for the use he designed it to: but as health, might be thought, for aught, he knew, guilty of the highest some parishes had commons in those wastes, so many gentlemen and crimes,'-Upon which the Archbishop, in great rage and with many


reproaches, left him; and either presently or upon the next oppor-manner imaginable. We have rather generalized in this descriptunity, told the King, “That he now knew who was his great coun- tion, as we shall necessarily communicate a few additional lights in sellor for making the park; and that he did not wonder that men our advertence to the acting, which was respectable throughout, and durst not represent any arguments to the contrary,, Orilet' his Majesty in the most conspicuous characters, even excellent. The Witherton know how much he suffered in it, when such principles in divinity of Pope very ably conveyed that very common character, among the and taw were taid down to terrify them,' and só recounted the con- gentlemen of still life, a well intentioned weak man, with great good ference he had with the Lord Coitington, bitterly inyeighing against nature and no decision, who sbilly-shallies about marriage until unfit nim and his doctrine, mentioping him with all the sharp reproaches to contract it, and then, declining both in body and mind, mourns imaginable, and beseeching his Majesty that his counsel might not the isolation of his condition. An old bachelor of this class generally prevail with him;' taking some pains to make his conclusions appear becomes the dupe of servants or relatives, and the acquiescence with very false and ridiculous.

insolence under the garb of attachment and blunt honesty, and * The King said no more than but, My Lord, you are deceived: gullibility as opposed to female guile and flattery, of an imbecile Cottington is too hard for you. Upon my word, he hath not only of this description, are very fairly displayed both by author and actor, dissuaded me more, and given more reason against this business than The housekeeper, Mrs Subtle, a buxoin middle-aged widow, in breach all the men in England have done, but bath really obstructed the of faith with her honest confederate, the Steward, is secretly pracwork, by not doing his duty as I commanded him, for which I have tising upon the weakness of her master, to induce him to marry her; been very much displeased with him. You see how unjustly your and it is pleasant to say, that it is impossible to conceive a more passion hath transported you.' By which reprehension he found how excellent piece of acting than that of Mrs GLOVER in this chamuch he had been abused, and resented it accordingly,"Ibid. racter. We earnestly intreat every elderly gentleman, who may

Hume ought not to have omitted this story. Everything connected be doubting, after all, whether he may not as well marry the good with it deserves attention. In the first place, even Clarendon has creature who has lived with him so many years, who knows all his thought proper to tell it, though he contrives to divide the interest as ways, and is so much attached to him, to attend to the representation much as possible with Cottington's humour. This is a proof how of Paul Pry, and to this admirably-acted scene in particular. The much noise it must have made; and how difficult the author found it, successful mancuýres of the artful housekeeper, and the flutter of the in that age, to leave it out of his history. The noise indeed is evident old gentleman on finding himself so necessary to a woman's happifrom every part of it; and what is remarkable, the courtiers agree ness, present à contrast which is very rich, and indeed in itself amounts with the people. The design was not only unjust to others; it was to sterling comedy. Mrs GLOVER in particular displayed a veteran inconvenient to themselves. The Chancellor of the Exchequer was mastery and self-possession, altogether rare in either sex, but espe puzzled for money for it. Laud, who had the direction of the King's cially in the actress, -all pure personation, without the slightest seen conscience, and was already disliked by all classes for his arbitrary ing consciousness of an audience at all. FÅRREN is so much at home principles, was afraid he should be thought to encourage it. Some in the honourable, humourous, testy old gentleman, that it is needles thing also is to be allowed him on the score of scandal to the Bible. to say that he succeeded in the old Colonel, and was as diverting i Here was the scene of Naboth's vineyard re-opened. The Archbishop the total absence of novelty would allow him to be. His daughter, a finds himself in the situation of Nathan. Cottington hates him for sort of naïve simpleton, was pleasantly performed by Miss P.GLOVER; his officiousness, perhaps envies him the chance of turning the King's and Madame VESTRIS, as a sprightly soubrette, rallied, fibbed, and iotentions, and the King first leaves him to suppose that he had not sang the two songs of “ Love's mistake," and “ Cherry ripe," to the made up his mind, and afterwards is not sorry to have the opportunity great satisfaction of the audience. We know not what to remark on the of rebuking him. His Majesty had been compelled, no doubt, to performance of the lover, a young Lieutenant in the navy, by Mrs take to himself much of the reproach which the Prelate, in the course WAYLÉTT, because it was a very fair effort, as far as the actress was of his wrath, had vented against the supposed adviser. Finally, the concerned; but why an actress in the character at all! LISTON gloproject appears to have been obstinately gone through with, and there riously displays his originality in the hero of the piece, for such is is no knowing how much of the subsequent bitterness between the indisputably Paul Pry, who, it may be added, is no absolute caricaKing and his subjects, how much of the general indignation, or of the ture, like many of the embryos entrusted for existence to tħe extraorvinidictiveness and apparent cruelty of individuals, may have been dinary powers of this actor, but a sort of impertinent, whom everyotving to this single circumstance.

body is sure to meet with in some part or other of his märch through (To be continued ).

life. The strong memory often displayed by the busybody in

respect to trifles; his incessant attention to minute incident, and the THEATRICAL EXAMINER.. eternal self-deception of puffing off his idle curiosity foť a wish to be

serviceable, are all given to Paul Pry; and Liston fails not to make

HAYMARKET. the most of them. Always at hand where he is not wished, he mars A NEW piece, intitled Paul Pry, was produced at this theatre on the plans of the lovers, misleads with his intelligence the Colonel. Tuesday evening. It is attributed to Mr Pools, and is in fact one offends everybody whom he intends to serve, and, rebuffed on alí of those minor comedies, in the composition of which that gentleman sides, is eternally determining “ never to do a good-natured action has obtained and merited some distinction. In the present instance again," with the most ludicrous resentment. We need not observe, there is a double plot, and the principal defect in the construction of that this character is anything but new to the drama, but not so this dráma is, that there is no necessary connection between the two | Liston's performance of it, which, we will venture to say, is all bis stories. On one part we are called to witness Mr Witherton, a weak own. It produced roars of laughter, and, what is still better, with old bachelor of fortune, at once the dupe and the slave of a designing little or no obligation to mere buffoonery, which, however palatable steward and housekeeper, who estrange him from his nephew and from this actor, is still nothing else. The use made by the author of heir by their vile machinations, and are at length ruined by their his hero is very dextrous, particularly in making him conduce to a treachery to each other. This is a well managed exhibition of cha- detection of the trickery of the housekeeper, by officiously fishing up racter and situation, and novel in the illustration if not in the matter. a bundle of intercepted letters, which, while angling, he had accidenThe other part of the plot presents us with a Sir Anthony Absolute, in tally seen her throw into the river. He thus lights upon his heels at the person of a Colonel Hardy, who is about to marry his daughter to last, and, rewarded by an invitation to dinner, forgets all bis disasters. the son of an old friend, whose name, from sheer contradiction, he All this told very well; and on LISTON giving out the play for repewill not let her know. The young lady however has chosen for tition, in his happiest manner, the approbation was unanimous and herself, and, precisely as in Love in a Village, the very person her unequivocal. A little curtailment in the first act is doubtless desirfather intends for her, a young Lieutenant in the Navy, who is hover-able, in which an explanatory scene with the old bachelor is somewhat ing about the premises, serenading, climbing walls, and making love tedious; and this amended, Paul Pry will doubtless be very popular after the manner of the boy and girl attachments of the stage. In for the remainder of the present season, and revivable the next. this occupation he is of course much assisted by an arch waiting- We have before had occasion to remark, that in his adaptations woman, so constructed as to set off the young lady's inexperience and from the French, and use of minor comic materials, we think Mr. simplicity to the best advantage. But what, the reader will say, has | PoolE exceedingly happy. Falling short of the vigorous construction all this to do with the title of the piece? We reply, ihat the illustrious of plot, and robust development of character, expected from the Paul Pry is a village busybody, a small gentleman, who, having higher order of comedy, he very cleverly manages the lighter nothing to do, is eternally intent upon every thing which does not equivoque and tracasserie, amounting to something beyond farce, concem him; and is made to interfere in the affairs and proceedings yet less than the absolute thing. Few in the present day build of these two families, in the most characteristic and laughable I better with old materials. In this piece, for instance, there is no

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