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Account of the new Coniedy called the Jew. cafional twenty from the DEAR HYMEN to protect their domestic PARTNER of his early love,"tranquility, which Fame has never furnishes a beef steak and a bottle yet been known to fully.--A pack at all seasons of the year, un of hounds has long since condisturbed by the jealoufies and stituted a part of the country apincessant disquietudes of a theatre. pendage, and we constantly meet

the happy pair, Sporting their

CURRICLE in the most fashion. NARCISSUS,

one of the

able parades of the metropolis, handsomeft men in the metropolis, and at a certain period, when

(To be continued.) good old Sir John Fielding and Covent Garden were at the height of their popularity, NAR

THEATRES. CISSUS was the envied favourite of the most beautiful and celebrated

DRURY. LA NE. nymphs in its environs. To Bartlett, Ward, Godfrey, Brookes, Townsend, and the long list of NEW comedy entitled blooming cæterashe was alternately subfervient, till a too last night, and received throughgreat adherence to relaxation, and out with warm applause.--The the court of COMUS introduced chief characters are him to a list of honourable af.

Mr. Bannister. fociates in the Gazette, where he Shebah (the Jew)

Mr. Aikin. fhone in all the splendid dignity Sir Stephen Bertram

Frederick Bertram Mr. Palmer.
WHEREAS," (but it is sup.

Charles Radcliffe

Mr. Wroughton. posed not without making such

Saunders

Mr. Maddocks. reserves as is customary upon label

Mr. Suett. fimilar occasions); for some time Louisa Radcliffe Miss Farren. after which, it was necessary he Mrs. Radcliffe Mrs. Hopkins. fhould effect foine degree of in- Mrs. Goodison Mrs. Both. digence," though he had it not;" Dorcas

Miss Tidswell. for a connection with the family foon made him throw off the. The plan of the piece is to exmalk, and appear in public with hibit a benevolent Jew, and this more than renovated splendor, Mr. Cumberland, who, we unand the most fashionable ef. derstand, is the author, has sucfrontery. E. O. and FARO TA-ceeded in delineating with great BLEs in the metropolis, a collateral effect. Lesfing, the German drafirm in the warm and fertile re- matist, has a character of the same gions of Bath, with all the hap. cast, but the play before us is not py appendages of HAZARD, BIL. a copy. He has treated his subLIARDS and

magically ject after his own manner, and produced a PHAETON, and the though the plot soon closes, and tout en semble a lady of fortune, the two last acts are spun out after who condescended to accept his the suspence, and consequently vows at the altar, and submitted the interests have ceased, yet it is most liberally her person and pro-interspersed with so many touches perty to his discretion.

Pru. of sensibility, that the mind is not Dence seems to have approved wearied in going with him to the the selection on either side, and

The

of a

CARDS

Account of the new Opera called Love ana Honour.

97

a

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

an

The fable, in a few words, is The generous idea of rescuing this: -- Frederick Bertram, the a people from the wretched preson of Sir Stephen, a rich mer- judices under which they labour, chant, secretly marries Eliza, the is worthy the pen of a philofolifter of Charles Radcliffe, who phical writer, and the success is reduced, for the support of his which the play obtained does homother and sister to be the clerk nour to the feelings and the justice of Sir Stephen.

He is dismissed of the house. the service, and Frederick turned out of doors, on account of the marriage, and the Jew pro- COVENT GARDEN. tects them. He gives Frederick

MAY 10th. 3001. and when he finds that the father expected that his son

LAST night a new operatic Thould receive portion of piece, in one act, called Love 10,0001. with the woman that he and Honour, was performed, as married, he secretly bought for one of the entertainments for her 10,000l. consols. He finds Mrs. Martyr's benefit. that Charles Radcliffe had rescued him from the hands of a rascally mob in the street, and that he is William

Mr. Incledon. the son of a generous man, who Lieutenant Capstern Mr. Johnstone: faved him in Spain from the Dick

Mr. Blanchard, more dreadful horrors of

Grapple

Mr. Townshend.

Farmer Ploughfield Mr. Thompson. Auto de fe. He therefore leaves

Clodpole

Mr. Rees, him his whole fortune.

Hobnail

Mr. Abbot. Mr. Cumberland has confined Mary

Mrs. Martyr. himself to the single plot of the fecret marriage, and the benevo- The subject of this little piece, lent interference of Shebah; he which the writer candidly men- . has no , novelty of character, tions to have been furnished by no striking, bold, whimsical, or Mrs. Martyr herself, may be elegant features in any of the given in a few words. Mary unpersons except the Jew, by which derstanding tlfat her sweetheart, any of the performers but Mr. William, (a failor) was stationed Bannister could exhilarate the in India, resolved, instead of stayscene by the arts of their talents. ing at home, moping and la

The whole depends on the menting his absence, to enter on Jew, and Mr. Bannister has an ad- Ihipboard, (under disguise of a mirable scope for the display of sailor) in pursuit of him. For his incomparable talents. If per- this purpose The sets off for fect fuccels be the best criterion Portsmouth, accompanied by her of excellence in a part, he may brother Dick, who endeavours to truly, boast of having delineated persuade her to drop the enterthe Jew with truth, for never was prize, and return back-striving applause more cordial; and yet at the same time to alarm her we venture to think that his tone fears of being taken and carried had too much of the whine. The into France, or of what she may Jew, though fupple, is not a syco- suffer on thipboard for her idle phant; and the sentiments would pranks. In the mean timę, Wilnot suffer, if delivered with a liam appears to have landed,, firmer tone.

having just escaped from thipVOL. IV. No. XX,

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wreck, but saved his property; The story is briefly as follows:
and on his return to see his fa- The suppression of the convents
ther, and sweetheart Mary, is in France releases Ifidora,' who,
taken by a pressgang, a division under the arbitrary will of her
of which having allo fallen in father, had taken the veil to pre-
with Mary, is the means of an vent her marrying Woodford;
interview being effected between he, in consequence of this mea-
the lovers, at the critical moment sure, makes the tour of Europe
when they might have been with his valet Scamper, to divert
separated for ever. - The lieu- his mind, and is on his return to
tenant of the pressgang, who ap- England, when he takes his pal-
pears also to have felt the shafts fage on board the fame packet in
of love, dismisses William on which Isidora is returning, under
Mary's discovering herself, and the protection of Jacquelina, a
permits the lovers to return home female friend, disguised in a'mi-
happy.

litary habit for the better security
The piece was very favourably of both.
received. - Though the dialogue Woodford's picture, dropt from
of a one-act opera, necessarily de- Ifidora's bosom in the packet-
mands conciseness, there were boat, brought to him by one of the
several strokes that told well sailors in a mistake, brings about
particularly fome temporal ones. the discovery-Jacquelina appoints
Most of the music is new and of O'Phænix her lover, an Irish officer,
real excellence.-The little pro- to meet on her return, who falls in
duction was got up with much at the same hotel with his old
correctness and attention, and in friend Woodford.—The hotel be.!
which the respective performers, ing crowded with company, the
particularly Incledon, Johnstone, ladies are lodged at the house of
Townshend, and Mrs. Martyr, Supple, a receiver of smuggled
exerted themselves with their usual goods, which circumstance is the
ability.

occasion of some embarrassment to Woodford, but is foon cleared up

by the early arrival of Jacquelina MAY 14.

to demand the miniature, which New MUSICAL AFTER-PIECE. brings matters about to the satisfac

tion of all parties. LAST night for the benefit of Mr. Munden, after the well acted much applause by a very crowded

This piece was received with comedy of The School for Wives, audience. a new two-act opera, called The

Of the acting we need say little Packet Boat, was brought forward, after referring our readers to the at the above theatre.

dramatis perfonæ.

The exertions of the different

performers – those of the first Woodford

Mr. Incledon,

rank--no less evinced in what Supple

Mr. Quick.

estimation Mr. Munden is held Scamper

Mr. Munden, within the theatre, than did the Captain O'Phenix

Mr. Johnstone. aduience who were present, the
Vintage

Mr. Powell.
Midship

popular opinion without.

Mr. Cross,
Ifidora

Miss Poole.
Jacquelina

Mrs, Martyr.
Commode

Mrs. Watts.

DRAMATIS PERSONA.

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(99

THE

FEAST OF WIT;

OR,

SPORTSMAN's HALL.

that ever

was

a

AT

T the late assizes at Wor- 1 A recruiting serjeant, who with

cester, a cause was tried a true military eloquence, was exbout the foundness of a horfe, in patiating on the advantages of enwhich a clergyman, not educated listing at the present period, in in the school of Tattersall

, ap- preference to any peared as a witness; he was con- or ever will be, concluded his fused in given his evidence, and harangue by stating, that his capthe furious blustering counsellor tain, with unexampled generosity who examined him, was at last and liberality, had ordered tempted to exclaim, “ Pray, Sir, bran-new filver watch to be predo you know the difference be- sented to every hero who enlists teen a horse and a cow? _“I in his company: 10 that he may acknowledge my ignorance,” says mark the lucky minute which the grave divine, “ I hardly know snatched him from a menial fituathe difference between a horse and tion-placed him in the road to a cow; or between a bully and a riches and honour-ensured him bull; only that a bull (I am told) a laurel crown-and entitled him has horns, and a bully (bowing re- to be praised in the History of spectfully to the counsellor) luckily England--and buried in Westminsfor me, has none.

ter Abbey !

An Irish paper contains a noThe crimps may boast as they tice, “ that the fair of Rathfrywill of their extraordinary talents land, on account of the day, being in obtaining men for his Ma- bad, is postponed to Wednesday jesty's service; but after all, the the 7th of May, when it will be best recruiting serjeant in the held as usual.world is-Necesity- for when hun'ger turns drummer, and beats a

Mr. Gurney's declaration, that tat-too upon an empty stomach, it he could not read his, notes at

man's valour, fight, reminds us of one of the that he becomes a hero in spite of Clerks of the Custom house, who himself, and has no alternative be- when called upon to explain his tween-Death or Glory.

own hand-writing, observed, that N2

he

so rattles up

а

100

Sporting Portraits. No. VI.

MEDICAL ANECDOTE.

he was a cocket-writer, but not asing down his fence: they were cocket-reader!

both prudent men, such as the

world calls nigzardly ;-and so, to In an Irish provincial paper is fave expence, they hired a horse the following fingular notice :- between them, to carry both to 4 Whereas Patrick Donnel O'Connor the trial. lately left his lodgings, this is to give notice, that if he does not re- WHIMSICAL ANECDOTE. turn immediately, and pay for the Samuel Baldwyn, a gentleman fame, he will be advertised. of Hampshire had, by his will, in

the year 1736, ordered, that after

his decease, his body should be Bouvart, the physician, called thrown into the sea beyond the on a certain nobleman, whom he Needles, which was accordingly had attended for some time past, complied with. On making induring a severe illness. 6 Good quiry into his motives for the day to you, M. Bouvart,” says the fingular distribution of his re

“ I am glad to see you. mains, it was discovered, that he I feel quite in spirits, and I think made it for the purpose of difmy fever has left me. Only appointing a young wife, who judge.”-“ I am sure of it,” replied had frequently assured him, by the Doctor;

“ the very first exprel. way of confolation that the should fion have used, convinces me': dance you

bis

upon grave. " How can that be?”_Oh, nothing more easy. In the first days of your illness, when

your

SPORTING PORTRAITS. in fuch' great danger, I was your

NO. VI. dear .

fick man.

were

get better, I was your

dear Bouvart
; Iblanceriding

comperlof his "roya!

am

and now,

I M. Bouvart. You may depend upon it that you are

relations, who have likewise done quite recovered.

us the honour of a condescending sitting, for the purpose of forming

the collection now before us. Hi's During the late

rage for minia- R. H. entered into all the blantures, a certain doating old dame dishments of the field, the TURF, thus accosted her son and heir :

and the TAVERN, with even a “ My love, I should like to see superlative excess of imagination ; your face set in pearls.”—“ And I,” and with a degree of Honour and laid the youth archly, “ should like innate inTEGRITY that will imto see your's set in stones.”

mortalize his

He

sooner became convinced of the At a public dinner, at which folly of the pursuit, the danger, Lord Howe's health pro- of a permanant attachment, and posed, a gentleman observed, that the duplicity of devotees to such he had no objection to the toast, complication of variegated inbut that he would not drink him consistencies, than her instantly

emancipated himself from the scene of villainous deception that

surrounded him, shook off the A man brought an action a fhackles that fashion so constantly gainst his neighbour, for break- becomes subfervient to, and

name.

no

was

in port.

FRIENDSHIP IN STRIFE.

IS

now

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