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for investigating the nature and cure of that
complaint. LITERARY PROSPECTÍVE.
Mr. John Murdoch, of Hart-street, has Mr. Alexander Walker, Lecturer on Physio- nearly completed a work which he intends to logy, &c. has issued a prospectus of a new mario Dictionary of Distinction, which is to consist
publish by subscription, to be entitled, The versal Science; the grand object of this work of three alphabeis ; containing: ist. Words will be, by giving in detail all those, subjects and signification, including such as have any
the saire in sound but of different spelling which other journals embrace, and by involving also all those other subjects of sc ence
similarity of sound; 2u. Words that vary in which they do not embrace"; 10 exhibit, pronunciation and meaning, as accentuated either in valuable original comminunications or
or counected; 34 The changes in sound and in critical analyses of every work containing the shades of difference being pointed out
sense produced by the addision of the letter e : new and important observatiotis, the progress and noted as in Walker's Dictionary. which all the sciences and arts are every day making throughout the world; and further,
The author of the Military Mentor is prealso, by assigning, to each discovery, its paring for publication three volumes of Essays place in a natural arrangement, to appreciate
on the Ari of War, and on Modern Military
Tactics. its value, and point its influence upon the
A new edition with additions, of the DiaSciences, and iis application to the Arts.
The Medical and Chirurgical Society of logues on Chemistry, by the Rev. J. Joyce, London will shorily publish ihe first volume
The Memoirs of the Life and Writings of of their Records. 'li will contain some very Percival Stockdale will make their appearance valuable contributions from practitioners of early in next year. They will include many first rate eminence in the metropolis.
anecdotes of the illustrious men with whom Mr. G. Burnett has in forwardness for pub- he bas been connected; the work will also lication, in iwo duodecimo volumes, The abound with social, moral, political, and reBeauties of Milton's Prose, with preliminary ligious observations, and contain a particular remarks and criticisms. It is the prime ob- account of Marseilles, Gibraltar, and Algiers, ject of these volumes, to give an extensive at each of which places he had resided. diffusion to the sentinents of Milion, by se- Mr. George Montague's Supplement, to lecting such of his pieces as deserve to have a his History of British Shells is nearly ready
permanent influence on public opinion; thus for publication. . connecting the prose writings also of our great
The Rev. R. Nares will shortly put to press poet into a popular clas.ic.
a Dictionary of the Middle Language of EngThe Board of Agriculture proeeed in their land, or the Age of Shakespeare, on the plan design of completing the County Reports ; of Johnson's Dictionary. Berkshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, and Dr. c. Burney has nearly completed, at Derbyshire, are in the press and are expected the Cambridge press, his very learned work to appear before Christmas.
on the Chorusses of Æschylus, and it will A norel from the peo of Mrs. Hanway is soon be published. in the press and will make its
appearance be. Mr. Plumtre, of Clare-hall, has in the fore Christmas ; it will be entitled, Faulcou press Four Discourses on the Stage, preached bridge, or a Devonshire Story.
lately at Cambridge. The Translation of the Scriptures into the Meditations, called Judgement and Mercy
A new edition is in the press of Quarle's Persian Language, so long in preparation, for Afflicted Souls. It will be a reprint, of and by many thought to be abandoned, has the first edition of 1646, with the errors of been for some time in the press, at Newcastle
the upon Tyne, and is expecied to be ready for will contain a Life of Quarle, by his wilow
press corrected. The introductory part publication in the course of the year 1809. Ursula ; testimonials of his character and taIt will form an elegant quarto volume.
lents; with specimens of his poetry and prose. Mr. Carmichael has in the press a second. The whole will form a handsome crown ocedition much enlarged, of his Essay on the tavo volunie, to which there will be asfixed Effects of Carbonate and other Preparationis a beautiful engraving of the author's bead of Iron on Cancer; with an inquiry into that from the original by Marshall. disease. Amolig the additions are a number Mess. Mathison and Mason of the Secreof interesting cases, a disquisition on the tary's Office, East-India House, will publish uses of the oxide of iron in the blood, and the third of December a new edition of their Temarks on such diseases as depend on its, East-India Directory, with great additions excess or deficiency, or in any way bear a and alterations, corrected up to November 20, Felation to Cancer; with an attempt to answer 1808, by permission of the Hon. East-ludia the queries of the Medical Society in London, Company i
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It is hoped that those distinguished persons, We understand that our reviewer of Dr. who can insure to it the public attention, will Jameson's Dictionary, has expressed himself patronse a design which is likely to be so ex100 generally on the subject of the appellation Censively beneficial, and which, it is evident, hog being given to a young sheep. In Wilt- can have been forned from no motive of self shire, and on Salisbury plain, for instance, interest, and is also free from suspicion of the shepherds call a sheep of one year old, being the work of a party:- In a political by no other damc.
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of hunanity and intelligence will coine for.
ward, and aid the formation of the institu. PROPOSITA PHILANTHROPICA. tion by their personal exertions, and advice.
Nor can it fail of meeting with the best Humani nihil a me alienum puto.
wishes of every female heart: and it is hoped
that the ladies, who must feel that their sug. DISTRESSED AND INDIGENT WOMEN.
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-Homo sum :
duction (if we are right, by-the-bye, a transDIDASCALIA.
lation froin the French) of Mr. Hook, jun.
and certainly will rank him as a tolerable DRURY LANE THEATRE
adept in preparing clumsy tricks for pan. On Thursday, Nov. 10, was performed at iomimes; it was said, by the previous putts in this theatre for the first time, a new drama, the newspapers, to have been touched by Mr. in three Acts, called The Siege of St. Quintin; Sheridan. If so, he must have performed the or Spanish Heroism.
operation when he was either in a gaiSpaniards.
vanized state, or fast asleep: The music is by Emanuel Philip (Duke} Mr. Putnam.
Mr. Hook, sen---the less that is said of it the Count Egmont (The Ger} Mr. Elliston.
Although we cannot praise either the au
thor, the toucher, or the composer, yet we Theodore (nis Son,). Master Wallack, will not refuse our commendations to a trio Everard (the Military Mr. Braham.
equally important, since the decline of drainatic Minstrel)
literature ; we mean the scene-painter, the Bertrand..
Mr. De Camp.
machinist, and the tailor ; whose splendid Alvarez
labours we hope to behold in some oiher Miguel...
piece rather more marked by common sense, Adriana (Wife of Ex-} Mrs. H. Siddons.
as we can have no doubt that the drama mont)
of the Siege of St. Quintin will ere long give
up the ghost, and as their respective perform: English.
ances will do quite as well for any other piece, Sir Leinster Kildare... Mr. Johnstone.
when, to express ourselves à la militaire, the Сар?ain
Mr. Maddocks. siege has been raised ! Jack
Mr, Penley. Å duet taken from The English Fleet was French,
admirably sung by two boys, Masters Du
rousset and Huckle, pupils of Corri. De Courcy (Governor of
Tof} Mr. Raymond
On Thursday evening, Nov. 10, a new Margaret...
melo-dramatic opera, called The Exile, was Fable. -Egmont and his Countess, Adri. performed for the first time at this theatre, of ana, fall into the hands of De Courcy; the which the following is the Dramatis Personæ. governor of St. Quintin, by whom they are Count Ulrick
Mr. Pope. immured in separate prisons: Egmont, in a Count Calmar
Mr. Incledon. cold subterraneous cave, the entrance into | The Governor.
Mr. Munden. which is covered with a pondervas iron grating. Baron Allirudoff Mr. Liston. De Courcy is enamoured of the charms of Servitz..
Mr. Fawcett. Adriana ; and endeavours to win her affections Duran
Mr. Young from her husband, and tix them on bimself. Patriarch
Mr. Cresswell. His stratagems are, howerer, frustrated by Rimski
Mr. Murray: Adriana, who gains to her interest her keep- Yermach..
Mr. Chapnian. ers, Bertrand and Rosa de Valniont, from Welzien .
Mr. Jefferies. whom she contrives to procure the key of Empress Elizabeth. Mrs. St. Leger. Egmont's prison ; extricates hin' from his Calherine .....
Mrs. Dickous. confinenient, and shuts up De Courcy in his Alexina...
Mrs. H. Johnston. stead. Egmont, by the help of his son, who Sedona..
Mrs. Gibbs. is also a prisoner, obtains the pass-word, Anna.
Mrs. Liston. deludes the guards, returns
to his com
Fable.--Count Ulrick is banished 10 Sibe. mander-in-chief, and afterwards execates the ria, by ihc Prince Lowenstern. He is folattack and expulsion of the enemy from St. lowed thither by Sedona, his wife, and his Quintin.
daughter, Alexina.-Romanoff, she nephew
of the governor of Tobolskow, frequently It is distressing to our feelings that we can visiting the wretched family at their retreat, not praise this first essay made by our theatrical a mutual attachment takes place between him caterers 10. honour the Spaniards, and their and Alexiva, which his uncle suspecting, noble cause ; but to attempt to speak of the with a view of compelling him to garry the merit of this piece would be to subject ouro niece of Prince Lowenstern, banishes him selves to write what we could not believe, beyond the frontiers, and endeavours to force and at once to insult our own understanding, Alexina into a marriage with Welziin. Ra. and that of our readers, by recording the manotf assumes the name of Daran, goes to h story of a mere abortion. It is the pro- St. Petersburgh, and, in the disguise of an
Indian, gets into the service of Baron Alira- ply the want of originality of character, doff, nephew of Prince Louenstern, aud and probability of incident:'a mere boaccompanies him to Tobolshes, whither the liday shew, interlarded will nonsensical Baron is journeying to clain the hand of songs and bad jokes. But," says the Catherine, ile governor's niece, whose affect. author, “ beef and mullon are the objects jons were already devoted to Coun: Calmar, of my ambition; and perhaps I would as by whom she is beloved. Romanot assumes soon gain them by bad jokes as by good a ferocious aspect, and a deadly base in the jokes ; because, if, BY ACCIDENT, I Exile and his fainily, and conipletely blinds " were to write one STERLING comedy, the governor as to his inientions, and, jointly " I know to a certainly I could never write with Welzien, is entrusted with the execution “ another; and therefore I should be damned of the Empress's orders; in pursuance of " by comparison." Thus it appears, from this which Ulrick is dragged from his retreat, and beef and inutton logic, that the author will imprisoned in Tobolskow, and they are sent cudgel lis brains no longer," being delerin pursuit of Alexina, who has set out, mived to write very bad pieces, for fear he accompanied by Yermaclı, : faithful domestic, should, by acciden', write a good one.to St. Petersburgh, to solicit her father's pas- are afraid this accident will not befol either don. He completely frustrates the vindictive Mr. R. or any other of the present fashionable designs of Welzien, and Alexina reaches the play-makers; not having any sterling about neighbourhood of Moscow in safety. The re- ihem, they are in no danger of being damned joicings of the inhabitants announced the suc- by such comparison. cession of Elizabeth to the throne of Russia. The character of baron Alltradoff, seems Alexina rushes into the presence of her new to have been drawn for the purpose of desovereign, and procures, ihrongh the means of lineating and ridiculing the prevailing laste the disguised Romanoff, her father's pardon, for publishing books of travels, tours, &c.--and immediaiely deparis for Siberia, without but from the author's not supplying him with waiting for the deed of parlon to be com- a spark of wit, or discriminating satire, he pleted: by which means she is again subjected proved a mere non-entity, and had nothing to to all the bitterness of sorrow, and is com- recommend him to cut a figure withal but pelled to marry the supposed Daran. The what the taylor and the whisker-manufacturer governor at lengih receives the royal mandate had furnished him.-lle is called a peeping from his court for the liberation of Coune traveller, and the inilitary goverior of TobolUlrick, and by it becomes acquainted with skow is represented w be a dancing governor. the villainy and disgrace of Prince Lowenstern, The performers did no injustice to the au. which reconciles bim 10 the union of his thor; they powerfully supported his pantodaughter with Count Calmar Duran throws mime and buffoonery, from the dancing goof his disguise, appears as Romanoff, claims vernor to the filial Alexina. But the princiAlcxina for his bride, and the Exile is re- 1 pal attraction was the first appearance of Mr. stored 10 his former honours.
Young, who seems to be possessed of talents This piece is the production of Mr. Rey that, with industry and attention, bid well ta polds, and has been described by the paid for place bim advantageously in the public favour ; puffs, jo tie newspapers, as "s of the first and we shall be much disappointed, if, in order.”. We therefore hope such of our rendo process of time, he does not become a firstcrs as bave witnessed its performance, have rate actor ; provided he has fair play. But improved the opportunity of judging for let him beware of fattery, nor ever lose himthemselves, whai a modern piece of the self by applying to the vile usage of newspaper first order” consists of. For our part we found ' puffs, as the managers do, to make their trash it, in poini of literary merit, like Graziano's, pass current. If he is determined to be rereasons, not worih the looking after. But we spectable in his profession, he must, upon due were not much disappointed, as from a
consideration, abhor the stipendiated parasites mere opera we do not expect any thing of the players as much as if they were belike sepse or reason__no, not even from å spattering him with calunny and degradation, new grand melodramutic opera, interspersed because he did not pay up to their price a with comic-tragic-butioon pantomime; all practice we know to have been often used by which ingredienis may be here discovered,
reptiles about the press, to the disgrace of with the usual characteristics of spectacle, its freedom, and fair and manly criticism. processions, dancing, &c. intended to supo Mazzinghi, some of which is very pleasing,
The music is the production of Mr: Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of no- particularly the pantomnine part.--For a spe. thing, more than any man in all Venice : his cimen of the songs our readers will recur to reasons are as two grains of wheat bid in two our article POETRY, p. 574. hushels of chat: you shall seek all day ere you find them ; and when you have them, * Vide Panorama, Vol. IV. p. 89, for they are not worth the search: SHAKESPARE. Mr. Reynolds' Defence of Bad Titling!
place where he wished to be interred near her The story of The Erile is taken from the remains, and which it was appointed by the Elizabeth of Mme. Cortin, reviewed in Pano-chai he should shortly occupy,
being who measures out our days and years, .
Tlie disease rama, Vol. I. p. 993. That it should have which hard carried of his enest daughter, attracted dramatic notice is not a matter of was comınanicated to his other children; surprize, we wish it had been inore rational- he had, however, the happiness to see them ly performed. —The Russian history affords recover, but it was for a short time tinut he kuriety of interesting subjects fit for the thea- ful and a ficting in the fatigue he ander
enjoyed is. Paternal solicituile more paine tre, and we have frequently wondered that
went and the privations he suffered, exhaustno accomplished English author has dra. ed his strength; its decay he endeavoured matized the fate of Prince Menzicoft; par- in vain to conceal. A slow fever brought ticularly as M. de la Harpe not only set
him to his end, flow happy should I be," the example by his tragedy of Menzicofi, but said he, at his last hour, if I had only to also by his admired Historical Memoir of
“ render an account to God, of the period of
exile." He died in the month of Nothat Prince, which it is our pride to have vember, 1729, in the arms of his children, given at full length, in p. 321, et seq. of exhorting thein, while the power of utterance our first volume. How peculiarly affecting is remained to him, to reinember his errors and his description of the death of Menzicoff:
to avoid them." and what a contrast does the following simple recital offer to the pantomimic mummery of The Exile !
1o the Editor of the Literary Panorama. “ Religion,” says M. de la Harpe, even in Sir ;-In your Panorama of October last the height of his philosophical career, "reli- Vol. V. pp. 87, 88.) you seem to treat the gion, which is the last asylom of fallen gran- players rather roughly on account of certain deur and a disturbed mind, appeared to be obnoxious performances;. now, in justice in the principal support and occupation of Men-them, I hope you will have the candour to aczikoff. He had constructed an oratory; and knowledge ihat they are not to blame, since the his house, in its religious offices, reseinbled a
performances are chosen by the managers, uncloister. The whole family assembled daily der whom they act as servants. I can inform for public worship; in the morning and at
you that the plays you have so properly noticed ngon; in the evening and at midnight. have been strongly reprobated by many of the He had not been six months in the desert performers--they have condemned as much when his eldest daughter was attacked by the as you can do, the pertinacity and obstinacy small pox; he was her nurse and her physi- of certain imperious managers, who have had cian, but all his care was in vain ; he saw her the individual effrontery to oppose at their die as he had seen her mother;* and he recited respective theatres the vor populi of England, over her lifeless form, the prayers which the when raised either for the Spaniurils, or our Greek ritual prescribes for the dead. She was
miliury defenders. Nor should it, Şir, escape buried in his oratory, and he marked the your notice, that all the minor theatres in
iown and country have been performing
pieces entirely in coincidente with the na. • The Princess Menzicoff, smitten as she tional spirit; while Drury-Lane, Coreut. was by such rapid and multiplied inisfortunes, Garden, and the suffocating Haymarket, could not support the horrid and fatiguing journey: she had lost her sight from con * You have properly distinguished this tinual weeping, and expired near Casan, in theatre by the appellation suffoculing. Some the arms of her husband, She was a woman years ago, a number of unfortunate people of pre-eminent merit, distinguished by her were suffocated at this theatre, owing to the birth and by her beauty, and whose virtues pit entrance being so inconvenient; notwithnever relaxed in the brilliancy of her youth standing this dreadful example, the inconveand the height of her fortune. Her memory nience still continues, and thirteen steep stairs, was long held in veneration at the court of ate obliged to be descended, leading into a Russia, for the sweetness of her disposition, carern, before admission can be obtained. her sincere piety, and her charity to the Should not the magistrates be einpowered to poor and wretched. Menzikoff dug the remedy such evils? are they not bound to grave with his own hands in which he in- refuse a licence for this theatre; until they ierred her, and he scarce had time allowed see the safety of the public fully provided him to shed a few tears over it, when he was for?-If a fire were to happen during the obliged to proceed oo his journey to the deserts performance, scarcely any of the audience of Siberia, soo leagues from Petersburgh.
could escape ;
passages are all so very