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VERS SUR LA MORT D'ATTILA. enters into the composition of national cha- ed; while Mrs. Edwin, Mrs. Harlowe, and Dieu ! renversez pour moi le sort de ce vainqueur
racter, his knowledge was singularly accurate Mrs. Robinson, personated the ladies, MaQui vecut dans la gloire, et mourut dans l'amour.
and extensive. As a public servant, he was rianne, Louisa, and Lady Waitfort, in a CORPEAU. always found more than equal to the duties cominendable manner. with which he was charged, and always
JACK AND THE Bean Stalk-the pan. IMITATED. Of Attila, so famed in story,
earned the meed of praise from those who tomime at this house, is the best they have were most capable of discerning merit.
had for some years; no great compliment, The opposite, oh! let me prove ;Victorious, he lived with glory,
Though possessed of social virtues, and of by the way, and so we must mend it by And, all possessing, died in love.
a kind and benevolent disposition, Mr. Ellis adding, that it is a very passable production W.J.
did not maintain a general intercourse with as matters of that kind are to be estimated. his own countrymen; but by those who For the information of such as may not be
knew him, he was loved and esteemed, and acquainted with the fact, we shall inention, BIOGRAPHY.
by the mild and intelligent natives of India, that Jack the Giant Killer, is a nursery with whom he intimately associated, his story of considerable antiquity and celebrity
name will long continue to be held in the in this land of learning. An author of“ maThe information of the death of Mr. Ellis
chinery, tricks,” &c. could hardly take a more most grateful and respectful remembrance. at Madras is confirmed by the Gazettes re- valuable life in the 41st year of bis age.
A fatal accident suddenly terminated his famous model; and it is but rendering justice
to the present work to say, that it proceeds ceived from that Presidency. The Editor of
Calcutta Journal. upon one of the most dignified, romantic,inthe Madras Courier, in speaking of this
teresting and perilous narratives of adventures event, says: It is with unfeigned concern
within the whole compass of early literature. that we announce the death of Francis Whyte
Whether it may or may not be sufficient to Ellis, Esq. of the Honorable Company's
determine the question between the AristoteCivil Service, and Collector of Madras. It Drury LANE.-On Monday the annual lian and chivalrous dramas, so eruditely is unnecessary, and indeed it would be out dose for the edification of London shopmen carried on at this time by the greatest schoof place, for us to eulogise the merits of a and apprentices, George Barnwell, was dis- lars in Germany and France, it is impossible gentleman so generally known, and where carded from this theatre, and the Dramatist to anticipate ; but it does seem to us to comknown so greatly loved and valued, as the substituted in its stead. As we never con- bine so much of historical truth with the deceased. In our obituary we trust we shall ceived the effect of Mr. Barnwell's profil wild and poetic of imagination, and so much have to record from some able pen the great gacy and hanging to be of a decidedly moral unity of action with the want of all regard loss sustained by the government and the tendency, we can part with this lesson with to the other unitios, as to offer a powerful public. The general acquirements and learn-out regret : but, we think, that another tra- argument in support of the theories of ing of Mr. Ellis were very respectable ; but gedy, rather than a comedy, should take its Messrs. Schegel." With regard to the plot, it the object of his chief and unwearied pursuit place. Considering the composition of the is simply consistent with the ancient history; was oriental literature, in the knowledge of audience at this holiday period, and not for- except that the renowned Jack mounts the which he was equalled by few. We believe we getting the pretty general addiction to noise bean stalk, which reaches to the skies, and may say, without fear of being accused either and oranges, and inunching and drinking; on the top of which is the wicked Giant's of partiality or exaggeration, that no European we are of opinion (we urge the point with castle, only once, instead of the mystic thrice, gentleinan was ever so well acquainted with all the humility its dubiety and import- and owes his preservation not to Mrs. Ogre, the science of Hindoo law, and with the theo- ance impose,) that a deep, deep tragedy is but to a waiting maid upon that illustrious logy, habits, customs, and general literature the thing; and for these reasons : Primo, personage, called Janetta, who is kept for a of the Hindoos. Many of our readers will because a large proportion of the visitors bonne bouche. The hero kills the Ogre and remember with pleasure the learned and in- would rather pay their money to see prin- becomes Harlequin, and Janetta, Columbine, teresting lectures delivered by him lately to cesses and heroes in distress, than persons under the auspices of a good Fairy of the the Literary Society of Madras; and we nearer their own acquaintance in the world, Harp: while the Ogress raises two evil spimention with regret, that at the very time bustling about in the midst of common and rits, 'Pantaloon and Clown, to pursue them when his melancholy death took place, he likely occurrences ; secundo, because obstre for the murder of her bulky husband. Then was actively engaged in researches to enable porous interruptions spoil a comedy entirely, follows the usual train of adventures. Of him further to elucidate the subjects which but very little, if at all, injure a tragedy; the changes and mechanism, the most amusthose lectures embraced. He has been cut tertio, because tragedy contrasts much bet- ing are the growth of the bean ; the animaoff in the prime of life, and in the midst of ter with, and is, therefore, better adapted tion of a sculptor's warehouse, whence issue his literary labours, many of which we know to set off the succeeding pantomime ; quarto, gigantic legs, arms, torsos, and various clasto be highly curious and interesting, and in-but, we need not go on ; three reasons are slcal figures; the wild-beasts at Exeter an unfinished state.
enough for any thing on earth, and at least Change let loose from their cages; and the The Editor of the Madras Government two more than can usually be produced for transformation of a teaequipage into a brilGazette notices that this melancholy event the nearest affairs in private, or the most liant display of fire-works, in which the took place at Ramnad, on the morning of vital measures in public life. To return to Clown and his senior partner are whirled the lòth of March. This writer adds : In the Dramatist-it was acted with great spirit, round, to the infinite delight of the young Mr. Ellis was united, with great activity of that is to say in plain English, en farce. The and the old. The best scenes are the Gates of mind, an uncommon versatility of genius. burlesque of comedy would have been highly the Ogre's Castle (Dixon); the interior of The pursuits with which he was unceasingly reprehensible at any other season, and we the same_(Marinari); and a Sea-view (Anoccupied, were various and often dissimilar; trust that if performed after twelfth day, the drews.) There is rather a sameness in some but on whatsoever his talents were employed, play will be subdued into thattrue comic tone, of the tricks, such as the return of an inwhether the subject was enjoined by duty or whích Elliston, Dowton, and Russell know scription wherever any of the harlequinaders prompted hy inclination, le manifested the how to appreciate and how to assume. It vanish ; and the counter-changes depending same ardour and the same happy sufficiency. must be acknowledged, however, that the on puns, or jeux des mots, of a steamEven his failures exhibited a mind fraught piece itself is of the buffoon genus : Vapid, shaving apparatus into a lawyer (close with intelligence and information. With the is throughout a character inadmissible into shaver); a Daniel's life-preserver into Death, languages and literature of the Hindoos (par- the circle of society; Ennui has nothing but and again into roast beef and porter, the ticularly the nations of Southern India) he his yawns to recommend him ; Floriville, little true life preservers, &c. There is also somewas eminently conversant, and of their insti- besides his drunkenness; and Lord Scratch, what too much of fine singing. The Ogre tutions, civil and religious—of the habits and nothing at all. To these parts Elliston, was represented in the grandest style by Ňr, modes of thought-of all, in short, that Harley, Russell, and Dowton were appoint- Hudson, a genuine giant we believe, for we,
saw what a little boy near us called "a big reproach and despair ; and when opened printers, manufacturers, engineers, artists,
“a fellow,” among the crowd in the Menagerie again, only a fearful and appalling void is potters, &c. rewarded and encouraged by scene. Bologna was an active Harlequin ; visible, and the curtain drops upon the some mark of honour from their monarch, Miss Tree a so-so Columbine ; Mr. Elliott wretched favourite. Another scene, between especially when the throne is filled by a a very good Pantaloon, which, viewing his Mortimer and Leicester, should also be ex- prince possessed of so fine a judgment as tumbles, whirls, and other sufferinges, we empted from the charge of general insipidity; the Regent. would not be for a hundred pounds a night ; but all the rest is unimpassioned and dull. Among Canova's recent models at Rome, and Southby a strong, clever, and effective The death of Mortimer, who, we hear, stabs statues of a Magdalene, an Endymion sleepClown, especially in feats of bodily marvels. himself in prison, is huddled over in a sin- ing with a hound by his side, and a Nymph He performed one practical joke of inde- gularly insignificant manner, and the entire reclining on a Tiger's skin, are much spoken cency on the tailor's inexpressibles, which we absence of any feature which could impart of. hope has been retrenched.
that dramatic effect to the Scottish Queen, A remarkable effect of Lightning.–About Covent GARDEN. The Christmas treat which she enjoys even in sober history, is an twenty years ago, during a violent thunder at Corent Garden is founded on the adven objection fatal to this play. On the contrary, storm, the lightning struck a pane of glass tures of the redoubted Don Quixotte, and the bosom of Elizabeth appears to be most in a house door, so that the mistress of his faithful Squire. These are very ably torn and lacerated by deep emotions ; and the house, who was in the hall behind dramatized, or rather pantomimetized, and there is such a diffusion over all the charac- the door, was cast several paces backingeniously adapted to the purposes of this ters, of what ought to be concentrated, wards, and thrown on the floor. She species of representation. It is rather a su- whether of pathos, of grandeur, of grief, however received no injury, nor was the perior thing of the kind, and both in con- or of suffering, that we care for all pretty pane of glass broken. The electric fluid thuct and ornament rises above the common nearly alike, and very little for any. Eliza- had however left upon it a beautiful paintlevel. The incidents selected from Cervantes beth's visit to Kennilworth Castle "affords an ing, (if we may so express it,) resemare well chosen, and the transparencies opportunity for one of those gorgeous spec- bling, on the whole, a headl, which was (painted by Wright), which illustrate the tacles in which this theatre delights, and is formed of numerous smaller heads. From origin of romance, are beautiful. The gene- so unrivalled. The dresses are appropriate that time, this pane of glass was never wet ral order of pantomime is indeed distnrbed, and magnificent, and the acting unimpeach- with the dew, and never froze, though the if not refersed on this occasion. The Knight ably, except perhaps in Mary, now per- other panes were affected by the weather as and Sancho retain their characters through- formed by Miss Foote, whose face and form usual." Great care was taken of this remarkout, and Pantaloon (the housekeeper,) is are better fitted for the character than her able pane, till some days since it was broken attached to them. Instead of the lovers mental endowments; but we must still come by carelessness ; when it appeared that the being persecuted, they are the persecutors, for to our past conclusion, that the tragedy is lightning had split it, making two panes out the wand works all the mischief to the Don, not possessed of vigour to punise it any of one, and leaving in the middle the traces and all the pummellings and misadventures length of nights. We obeerved in the de- of the electric fluid. Before it was broken to his faithful follower. By this magical in- clamation, that the language was not very no one could see that there was a division. strument, the Windmill is turned into a correct : " unspotted blood,” for example, The panes, which are not much broken, real giant, oppressing forlorn sacks of corn was one of the phrases; and we fear that the were collected as carefully as possible. transformed into damsels, and again into its German author, therefore, has not been im- The French Journals state that M. Noel original form ; the flocks of sheep do be- proved by his translator.
de la Morinière, who is about to proceed to come soldiers, and revert to mutton ; and
Lapland, will be accompanied by his son, a ail the other incidents, even to the tossing
young officer of infantry, who has obtained of our old friend Panza in the blanket, are
leave of absence for that purpose. dependent, more or less, upon its “charmed
Another traveller, the Chevalier Gamba, is touch.” The scenery is pre-eminently en- ANECDOTES.—“Why did Adam bite the on the point of departing for Asia and the titled to admiration. The Spanish Inns, apple?” said a school-master to a country banks of the Caspian Sea, to fulfil a mission Sierra Morena, and Realms of Romance, boy. “ Because he had no knife,” said the interesting to the arts and sciences; he will (by Grieve), are wonderfully fine ; and Whit- boy.
he accompanied by his son, an officer of camore and Pugh have also several excellent and One of the Paris opposition papers has re- valry. M.M. Harnt, Plee, and Godefroy, the characteristic scenes. This splendour of de- vived the following anecdote.- . A minister is naturalists, who are on the point of departing coration is well diversified by the humorous sick. His colleague, M.P., to induce him to from Rochefort, are to be accompanied by mishaps of the Governor of Barataria, whose take the medicine presented by the physician, their brothers, who will afford them consiwife and danghter are happily introduced said, " Take it, I intreat you: I'll be hang. derable assistance in their investigations. to augment the fun. The wonderful ape is ed if it does not do you good.” “Take it," also a prominent actor in the affair of the added the doctor ; " after the assurance that The ancient Danes were distinguished for Showman ; and the whole picce, including Monsieur has given you, you must be con- their contempt of death ; and this is well put Rosinante, Dapple, &c. &c. a very satisfac- vinced that, one way or other, the remedy by one of their writers, describing the close tory entertainment for the rising generation. must have a good effect.”.
of a hero's life in few words,-“ Agnar fell, We therefore especially recommend it to An epidemic disorder broke out in * *laughed, and died.” the Managers to perform it after some short which carried off many inhabitants in a short Å confessor advised a dying man to reand pleasing drama, for three nights in the time. “ Thank God!" said the countess of commend him to his patron saint, as his week, so that children may enjoy it, without L- when the names of several of the time was come, and he must soon appear in enduring the pre-fatigue of a five-act play. victims were mentioned in a company, “The the presence of his Maker. “ As that is the
MARY STUART. This tragedy which we nobility are spared; none die but the vulgar.” case,” replied the invalid, “ I will save my hardly expected to see again, was revived on The REWARD OF Merit.-On the 17th friend the trouble, and carry my recommeriWednesday, with many judicious alterations of November, the King of France conferred dations myself." and curtailments. Though much improved by the decoration of the Legion of Honour on In 1762, a Lieut. Campbell, of the Midthese, it is still deficient in force and inte- sixteen of the persons, whose productions at dlesex militia, condemned for forgery, on the rest. With the exception of the final scene, the late exhibition of French industry seemed eve of his cxit, sent invitation cards to many there is really nothing of tragic importance : most to merit the distinction. We should of his brother officers ..“ Lieut. Campbell's in this, Mary, through a door in the centre like to see something of this kind in Eng- compliments to ... .., he requests the of the stage, ascends the scaffold thrown land; for though in our country public opi- pleasure of his company to-morrow morning impressively into gloom, and covered with nion is the sovereign power to which all to take a cup of chocolate, and do him the dark soldiery: it is shut, and Leicester re- appeal, it would still b: gratifying (as on the honour to accompany him to Tyburn, to be mains for a few minutes to an agony of self-present occasion at Faris) were chemists, I present at his execution.".
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Barometer from 29,74, to 29, 81. not most heartily to feel the great kind- there was a long review of Ivanhoe, ante
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On Monday, the 3d of January, 1820, at 4 so painful to fall into cgotism, (or as in the few preceding Numbers, Southey's second Satellite of Jupiter will emerge from an editors should say, nosism) that we could Brazil, Macculloch's Western_Isles, eclipse. gladly compromise our expression of Anastasius, &c. &c.; and in this, Burck- On Friday, the 7th, at 5 bours, 12 minutes, 23 thanks into the mere wishing of a happy hardt's Nubia ; none of which could seconds (clock time), the first Satellite of Jupi
ter will emerge from an eclipse. new year to all our friends, rather have been seen before the favour of
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Lon. 0. 3. 51. W. done, and mean to do, in order to service which this sheet by its fair no- Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. merit public favour. Yet we are con- tices, and immediate and wide circulascious of standing on such pleasant tion renders the general cause of letters,
TO CORRESPONDENTS. terms with our readers, that it is an enabled us to submit their claims, and The Editor wishes to send a letter to 1. L. of Mane easy matter to perform this annual task, explain their nature, to the literary chester
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