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inotive of his opposition to his sovercign, Parliament Rolls that he lost all his goods ir who had been his benefaclor, and whole lila bis services in Flanders, and futtered great ter be had married. Tlie chronicler of oppreilion ; and baving obtained licence to Mailros appeals to heaven for the justice of return to England, he procured a full pardoa his cause, and the miracles wrought at the in Parliament 25 Edward 111. and again tomb of his associate High Delpencer, who had summons to hit there, the first of luis fawas chief jutice of England; and the chro- mily. Next year, upon his fon's death, he nicler of Waverly scruples not to call his load the government of Guernsey, Jerley, deatha glorious martyrdom for his country, Sark, and Aurency, and was in the expeand the goxod of the kingdom and the church; dition against France 29 Edward Ill. He while, Carte condemns him as a traitor : and founded an bospital for poor men and women Tyrrel (ays, he and his family perithed, and · at Bowes in Guernsey, and died 16 Feb. 28 came to nought in a few years. Knighton Edward III. 1365; fo that as bie was 30 at says, be reproached his fins for leaving the death of his father, 24 Edward I, and brought him to his end hy their pride and was knighted 34 Edward I. he muit have presumption. Mr. Philips, owner of the been 99 at the time of his death; and had Site of Evelham-abbey, digging a foundation time to reconcile himself to God as well as for a wall between the church-yard and his to his Sovereigo ;-if any thing but the deepgarden, 'found the skeleton of a man in ar- efi contrition on bis part could expiate so mour, probably one of the heroes that fell in atrocious a crime; for which bis epitaph folthis battle. He scrupulously left it untoucht, licits the prayers of its readers, and their (al. aod built the wall upon it.

vation for their piety. He begs hurd, and

offers handsomely, for the pardon of his agANECDOTES of Sir John MALTRAVIRS, gravated fins, an Associate in the Murder of EDWARD II.

His son, John Maltravers, was concerned

in the Earl of Lancaster's rebellion, and fed THIS man, associate with Sir Thomas for it. It is not certain whether bis lands Gurney in the cruel murder of Edward II.

were seized for this, 5 Edward 111. Dugal Berkeley castle, received his pardon for dale confounds his and his father's wife at that atrocious deed or account of his services first, but afterwards diftinguilhes them; the in Edward III.'s wars in France, and had father having married Agnes widow of John the government of Guernsey conferred on

Argentine and John Nerford; and the fon him. Hollinthed, speaking of him before Wencliana. Agnes was second wife to John the death of Edward II. calls him John the elder, who had by her another son, who Lord Matrevers, and is authorised herein by died 9 Richard II. leaving two daughters, the citle of Baron on his tomb, though Dug- of whom the younger married Humphrey dale says none of the family were Barons be- Stafford, whose father, Sir Humphrey Staffore i Edward III. Rapin says, Maltravers ford, had married her mother. Agnes made spent his days in exile in Germany, whither her will in the parish of St. John Zachary, le retired immediately after the fact ; for London, 1374, by which the orders her which Gurney was beheaded at sea three body to be buried vear her husband, if the years after (1332, Rymer) as they were died in Dorsetshire or Wilis; but if in Hertbringing him into England under arrest from fordshire or Cambridgeshire at Winondley - Bayımne. Thomas de la More lays of Mal- priory, to which she gave her plate after her travers, that diu latuie in Germany, which son's death. is literally tranNated by Speed. 4 Edward The estates of this family were consideraIll, he had judgment to be put to death ble in Dorset ; where Duguale traces them wherever he could be found for the murder

back to the time of Henry Ill. Lechiat of Elmond earl of Kent, as the record alleges. M travers seems to have been their manfione It appears in Rymer, that his at ainder was

huuse. reverst hy an act dated at Guilford, Dec. 28, 1347, beciuse it was contrary to law; he biaving never heen heird in his defence. He

The PEACOCK, a favourite Dimh of the 13th

CENTURY. came to the King at Sluys, 12 Edward III. and afterwards at Londou. But the reversal AMONG the delicacies of splendid tables was only on condition he appeared at court in 1364, one sees the peacock, chat noble bird, whell svinmoned. Carte lays, he lived the food of lovers and the meas of lords !.. 26 years in Germany, and frading means to Few dithes were in higher fathion in the en fone services to Edward Ill. he came i zih century, and there was scarce any royal und threw himself at the King's feet in or noble feast without it. They ftuffed it Flanders, fubmitting his life to his disposal, with spices and sweet herbs, and corered the and wis pidoned, Dagdale auds from the head with a cloth, which was kept conSuch are the epithets bestowed on it by Romance-writers,

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kantly wetted, to preserve the crown. They his skill in carving the favourite fowl, and roaited it, and served it up whole, covered take an oath of valour and enterprise on ics after dretling with the skin and feathers on, head. The romance of Lancelot, adopting the comb intire, and the tail spread. Some the manners of the age in which it was wrica perfons covered it with leaf gold instead of ten, represents King Arthur doing this office its skin, and put a piece of cotton Jipt in to the satisfaction of goo guests. A picture fpirits into its beak, to which they set fire by Stevens, engraved by L'Empereur, repreas they put it on the table. The honour of sents a peacock feant. Mons. d'Aully lead serving it up was reserved for the ladies molt seen an old piece of tapestry of the 13th cen. diftinguished for birth, rank, or beauty, one tury, representing the same subject, which of whom followed by others, and attended by he could not afterwards recover to engrave mufick, brought it up in the gold or filver in bis curious History of the Private Life of dish, and let it bufore the master of the house the French 2. li may flatter the vanity of or the guest muit diftinguished for his cour- an English historian to find this defideratum tely and valour, or after a tournament before here supplied. the victorious kniglii, who was to display

MASQUERADE INTELLIGENCE,

PANTHEOX. occafionally gave a song adapted to the dance TI HE elegant and spacious rooms of this and the place it was performed in.

The place liere on Thursday, Jan. 31,

whole must have been got up with mucha honoured with the presence of a very nume.

pains; and wherever the idea originated, it

turned out an excellent thing. The folrous company, and the entertainment, if it had not all the nervous character of a masque- lowing address was diftributed by the More rade, was at least a plealant and a splendid rice Dancers. lounge.

ADDRE S S. The most striking and eccentric groupe

TO the mirth-loving crew, who can laugh which appeared in the rooms, was a set of

and be jolly, Morrice Dancers, confitting in all of nine

Here met in full glee at the Temple of Folly: characters, five of whom, drefled in their

To the belies, and the beaux, that are buzzing fhirts, trimmed with variegated ribbons, per

about 'em; formed what we took to be the Cumberland

To wise heads with tongues, and to blockheads Sword Dance; a sprctacle of all others the

without 'em; most noveland whimsical tu a London com

To Lords, out of breath, in the midst of their pany. The different manceures were most

Jeifure; unaccountably and dexterously managed; and, together with the athletic appearance. To Harlequins hopping in minuet measure ; of the dancers, (all of whom were of the

To Temple-bar Highlanders-Scoccki Petits

Maitres; Horse-guurd itandard) gave us a high opinion of our northern countrymen.--The remain

To the whole corps of songsters, from all the

Theatres ; ing four charact: rs confitted of a Belly, a

To house-maids and bay-makers, fair, young, Minstrel, Jack and his Master; who in their

and civil; several departments of Ring-Swecper, Fide dier, Songter, and Interpreter, acquitted

To doming, reevith and black as the devil; themselves with a very good effc&t. ibeir

To petiico:t Gentlemen-- Ladies in breeches; dresses were in a style entirely different from

To ihepiierds and failors-wits, wizards, and the Swordsmen. OH Betly exhibited an old

witches; woman in true northern style. The Mufi- To non-cescripe figures - Automaton ftalk. cian was a whimsical fatire on Palmer's m:).

eis; ficals--3nd represented Apoilo turnej Strol

To the lolers, the loungers, the leapers, the

walkers ; ler, with the Royalty Pegafus at bis back, in the femblance of an ars with his ears cropt.

To the guinners, the growlers, the huffocs,

the pleaiers; This channeler would have been an exceed

To 2!1 che un-charactered character-teazers ; ing laughable one independent of the groupe. Jack and lois Master, che profelt masking To clownc, sweeps, and soldiers, nuns, rakes, drolls of their own country, exbibited iwo

and old women, Herculean figures in canvas frocks, embel. Kings, cobiers, tools, conjurers--Ladies and l.flied must curiously with ruilic devices, aod

Gem'mcn. 2 I. p. 299-303. This bird was sometimes served up orice in a dih in form of a thip, with banners, and the arms of France hanging at the bird's neck. Farin, Theatre d'licnntur, III. p. 571. Palaye sur l'Ancienue Chevalerie, 1.10, 183. 244..

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The merry Morrice-dancers from the the

young men of distinction, there was art North-country prelent their compliments, exhibition of heatiful women of elevated Being Folly's osta childreri, begotten upon condition. It bad all the miscellany too Mirth, thev have ventured into the Pan congenial to such a scene ; for there were, if theon, and beg leave to consider themselves not much variety of character, at lea: great at home. While their Northern manners Varieties of rank. The friseur joftled the are one degree less barbarous than the present gentleman whore hair he had previously prize-worthy standard in the South; they not dressed, and the first. Avor demirep of Marya only expect the indulgence, but the protec- bone giggled in the face of a Duchess. It is tion of the company; and should their beha. this character that gives animation to a viour rise but one degree above that standard, masquerade, and whatever muy be its influthey should juftly hold themielves beneath its ence on the morals, it is certainly a scene of notice. Their aim is to please and be pleased the highest pollible exhilaration. the first part of which may be difficult Of characters, though there were some to accomplish, but of the latter they enter- uncommonly good, the general complexion tain no doubts ; for in all places, and in all was infpidity. Lady Pentweazle, the Lady companies, Folly is ever pleased when dancing Pentweazle of former days, was of all the to the music of its own bells !

beit. For good-humou and sportive wit

Vive la Bagatelle! we know not the rival of the gentleman, From the Foot of Skiddaw, Jan. 31, 1738. and his animal spirits are equal to bis other

N. B. For information of gentlemen endowments. A Beggar, by the gentleman znacquainted with North-country diversions, who fuftained the character of the Cuckold an interpreter, who can speak a little En- at the Pantheon, W.23 idmirably supporte:1 ; 25 glish, attends the dancers, to answer all

was a Harlequin, who in point of variety of questions. An interpreters for the ladies.

attitude, expresion, and agility, was the best Besides this groupe, there were several we ever saw. other good designs, with some tolerable Of the really female characters, a balladperformances. The Lord Chief Juslice of singer was incomparably the best ; and of the Humbug Club was an admirable mask ; the metamorphoses into male habiis, Mrs. and a Curioso with back horns, a female Lefevre was the most beautiful. There was Pedlar, a half rook half pigeon, a drunken some tumult occafioned by the circumstance shoe-maker, and three or four other cha

of a person having assumed the character of racters, were sustained with infinite fpirit. a Pick-pocket. He was performing the part The house did its duty, for the wine and top- Very dextrously, and with success, when a per were of the best order,

gentleman ridiculously took an exception, The Prince of Wales and Duke of York finply because he had lost his watch. It was were present, and unmasked whilft they re- in vain that a lawyer stated the case, and conmained. - The Duke of Cumberland also took tended for the right of appearing ::s a picki a transitory peep: there were few others of pocket as well as in any other character. distinction present, and the fair-ones of blue The role was made absolute for kicking him Yon were also in greater scarcity than on any out; but by some means or other a number former occasion.

of purses and watches disappeared in the very

moment that the judgment was given. OPERA HOUSE.

The supper and wines to those who had THE assembly at the King's Theatre on the good fortune to get near the tables, Monday Evening the 4th inft. was at once nu- were excellerit; but by not opening the upmerous and splendid. There was an air of per rooms, there was not accommodation fashion in the place, which made it highly at- for half the company. tractive, for in addition to the appearance of all

THEATRICAL JOURNAL. An OCCASIONAL ADDRESS deiivered by Nor sneering bint-- I'm not at all the thing,

Miss BANNISTER on her father's Night; (Affecting ibe Tone and tir of a Macaroni being her first Appearance at the Royalty,

Cr.nic. to give her Thratric Imitations,

Before you weigh the evidence I bring.
Written by Mr. VAUGHAN

But firit, 'tis whispered, (whether falle or
I
CO.ME not herc, kinu folks, your votes

true, to bribe,

Rests not with me to settlembut with you) But humbly to entreat you to subscribe That tyrant Fashion o'er this earthly ball, To Lore's opinion, and his critic plan, Direets and regulates both great and !mall : Wlio wisely says, “ Be candid where you Should this be irue--and I fear it certain, can;" Twere better far-l'ü kept öcbind the curtain.

For

1

came

art.

For late a Female * on these Boards appear'd, « Around thy grave shall play a lambent By Fashion follow'd, and by Truth rever'd,

flame, Whose magic charms and excellence display'd “ And from thy alhes rise the Phoenix Fame !" The full extent of all our Mimic trade.

To equal Shakespeare vainly Yonfor tried, Then judge the various portraits which enfue, Nor claslic lore avail?d, nor critic pride. And though with freedom, judge with tem- In vain his scenes as rule; direct he rear'd,

In vain his various characters appear'd: per too: Nor let my errors shake the friendly pile By Humour's hand in glowing tints pourRaise to my Father by your gen'rous smile;

tray'd, But beam on me those sympathetic rays, While quaint Quotation lent her learned aid; Which cherished into life his earliest days;

Genius for Shakespeare bore a willing part, And gratitude like bis, in fullest pow'r, And Nature triumph'd o'er contending Arta Shall mark the present to my latest hours

The fabric thus by human efforts rais'd,

Admir'd for grandeur, and for firmness PROLOGL’E to the revived Play of KING

prais'd; and No KING.

Yet boalts not firmness to withstand the rage (Written by the Author of the Prologue to Of whirlwinds, flames, and undermining age,

" All on a Summer's Day," and spoken While the vast rock, by nature form’d, defies by Mr. FARREN 7.)

Succeflive ages, and inclement skies :

The whirlwind's fury without danger braves, LONG had the Genius of the Drama view'd

And sternly frowns upon the roaring waves ; Her name dishonour'd, and her pow'r sub

And mourtains raise their hoary heads sublime dud,

In Heav'n, nor die but with the death of The smiles her cheek display'd, dejection sole,

Time. And grief ufurp'd the empire of her soul.

Braumont and Flacher nearest Shakespeare Till Shakespare's birth Reviv'd her hopes, and bade her eyes assume

In wit, in genius, in dramatic fame. Their native lustre, and her cheeks their

To please the judginient while they charm'd bloom.

the heart, O'er the sweet babe with tender looks the

With Sbakespeare's fire they blended Jonson's hung, While such the joyful accents of her tongue :

But the rude joke, for modeft ears unfit, “Oh! born to free, by no deceptious light,

(The porter's pleasure, and the car man's wit) “ The realms of Learning from the shades

Too oft each comic character expreit, of night,

Nor bluth'd the audience at thi' indecent jest: « To swell my conquests, to encrease my

While we, more nice, because more known pow'r,

ing grow!, " Bleft be the star that rules thy natal hour!

To find allofiors never meant too prone, " No more shall fools the Drama's scenes

At ev'ry groísness secl a gen'rous rage, engage

And hoot the graceless ribbald from the fage. 16 With factious fury, and with bigot rage. For faules like these what beauties can 66 What tho' for chce no treasures fate de.

atone! sign'd,

Por faules' like there, expell’d the scenic " I'll give the nobler treasures of the mind;

thione, “Give thee what critie toil can ne'er impart, Long his our Play the debt of justice paid, " The mighty mast'ry o'er the human heart.

Long liv'd an exi'e in oblivion's made. 66 Such wealih as Kings with envy might be

Freed from such crrors, may it once again

Return in triumph, and resume its reign ! • Wit bright as gems, and thoughts more rich Again may Bessus genuine mirth inspire, than gold.

Panthia charm ye, acd Arbaces fire! 66 Thou, as the feather'd Monarch dares to

Arbaces-he, who feit the scorpion (inart gaze

Of ev'ry passion that diftracts the heart. ( Upon the Sun in its meridian blaze,

Yet lov'd he virtue, e'en while he cbey'd “ Shalc first survey maukind, then boldly foar Great Nature's impulle, as his feelings « To other spheres, and all their worlds

fway's. explore;

May you, like him, confess their pow'rful « Shalt pluck the varied plume from Fan

laws, cy's brow,

And may those feelings prompt you to ap* And, when ordain'd at Death's cold thrine

plaule!
to bow',

Mrs. WELLS, † See page 56.
You XIII.

P

Jan. 24.

hold;

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der'd tye,

As a

Jan. 24. Mrs. Henry appeared the first Mercy, thrice błeft, her power would vainly tinie on the stage at Covent-Garden, in

try, Beatrice, in Much Ado about Nothing. And —" Guilty !-Guilty !_Death !”When we conhder the difficulty of the part,

would be the cry. and the excellent performers we bave often Well then, I'll make ye all my Jury, as seen represent it, 110 perton will be surprized if we declare our opinion, ihat Mrs. Ye dear Celestials-Gallery- Boxes-Pit! Heury had nothing more than personal beauty I'm now a Pleader-mark me, pray-the to recommend her as a performer to the au

same dience in this character.

Couosellor Siddons! - do you know the name? Jan. 31. The Fate of Sparta; or, The

I have no brief, 'is true--but there the case Kval Kings, a Tragedy, by Mrs. Cówley, By many a learned brotaer's kept in face ! was acted for the first time at Drury Lane.

How many a white, clear Band, and powThe characters are as follow : Cleombrotus, Mr. Kemble.

Which with the bloffoms of the hawthorn Leonidas, Mr. Bensley.

vie, Amphares, Mr. Barrymore,

Parade the Hall, and nod-and fmile ;-IR

vain ? Necrates,

Mr. Whitfield,
Chelonice;
Mrs. Siddons.

Attorneys smile again but don't retain!
Child,
Miss Gawdry.

While the Leviathans of law's rough ocean

Diftend their jaws--and gobbie every motion! Thc principal events of this Tragedy are

But all this while I have forgot to pleadtaken from Plutarch's Lives, and the manage

If your sweet eyes speak truth, I've now no ment of them appears to do credit to Mrs.

need. Cowley's knowledge of stage effect.

Our trembling hopes in their bright beams composition, it is inferior to Mr. Jephson's

shall bask Julia, but has been performed with more

You seem prepar’d to grant--all they can ask. success. It received much advantage from

Your hands they afk-fuck Thunders (o the excellence of the performers. Mis.

not frightSidons particularly distinguished herself; and Repeat the peal once more--and then, good of the others, Mr. Barrymore has had, and

night. delervedly, a more than ordinary share of ap

RICHMOND HOUSE. plause. After the close of the piece, Mrs. Siddons spoke the following

THURSDAY Evening the 7th inft, the

Theatrical exhibitions commenced at this E. PILOGUE,

place, when the Comedy of The Wonder and THINK you, our Author copied from

the Farce of Tbe Guardian were performed, the life,

with their characters cat as follows: In drawing such a daughter--luch a wife!

THE WONDER.

Μ Ε Ν.
Judging from what we know, I'm half
afraid,

Don Felix, Lord H.Fitzgerald.
Colonel Briton,

Earl of Derby.
The pi ce is fancy-yeć I ask your aid

Don Pedro,

Lord E. Fitzgerald, Totix my judgment.---- Favily ly the cause,

Don Lopiz,

Mr. Ogilvie. Tigit- hy thai fublimeit of aillass,

Llardo,

Mr. Merry.
An Emas, 2 Jury!-- recall the word
Ha! ha! was er er mortal so absurd !

Mr. Goodenough. 'Tivonid half anmihaie e'en me, with fears

Frederick,

Mr. Howarth.

Vasques, WV11nt! try a Poet by kais rhyming Peers ?

Mr. Campbell.
Oh! let it's Court" take any olier form,”

W OM EN.
Violante,

Hon. Mrs. Damer,
And my tim foul “ Thall 'bide the pitiless

Miss Hamilton. storm,"

Flora,

Hon. Mrs. Hobarts Resolve yourselves into a Commitee of the

Inis,

Mrs. Cotton.
Houte,
And prosecute! buf, al, no palpitating

THE GUARDIAN,

M moule

E N. Would tremble more at fteri Grim Ikin's

Old Clackit, Mr. Merry.

Young Cluckit, Hon. Mr. Edgcumbe. fury, T... I, thould brother Bards compose a

Heartly,

Earl of Derby.

W ME N.
Jury:
No wit could save is, and no hope could

Ilarriet, Miss Campbell.
cheer-

Lucy,

Hon. Mrs. Damer. un crinies would be so plain the case lo

It has been so long the standing jieke of clear,

those, who have been enabled to form an opinion of theatrical performances in

private

Gibby,

Isabella,

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