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Again our guardian angel smiles,

Old England must be frec;
Her sons proclaim her thro' the world

The mistress of the sea.
Her toils and labours to reward

Fell war at length shall cease,
And Denmark's fall, the signal be,

Of happiness and peace! .The above lines, we are inforined, was transmitted to Covent-Garden theatre on the same even. ing, and received with distinguished applause.

April 25. This evening was produced a new tragedy, for the first time, under the title of JULIAN and Agnes. It is from the pen of the elegant Mr. Sotheby.-A German novel, entitled the Exiles, may, probably, have suggested the outlines of this production. The object of the poet is to delineate the exquisite sensibility and reinorse of a noble soul, who, yet in the heat of criminal passion, had committed perjury to his wife, by wedding a damsel too virtuous to yield to his seduction, and who afterwards, from the provocation of a blow from the gallant brother of this injured girl, had stabbed him to the heart. The developement of this fable is extremely impressive ; and we lament that a want of room precludes us from entering more into detail. The abilities of the author are well known to the public, and the piece will probably claim that attention which the merit of his former productions has justly entitled him to.

April 23. The new comic opera of The BLIND
GIRL was represented at this theatre for the first

Don Gaillardo, Viceroy of Peru... ...Mr. Munden.
Don Roderick ......

........Mr. Claremont.

Don , Son-in-law to the Viceroy. . Mr. Betterton. .
Don , his friend.............Mr. Waddy.
Sligo, an Irishman.... ..... Mr. Johnstone.

...Mr. Townsend. The Inca.....

.Mr. Hill. Frederick, a Surgeon in the British

Navy ........ ........Mr. Incledon. A Splash, his servant ....

...Mr. Fawcett. Donna Dolorosa Gaillardo..........Mrs. Mattocks. Clara ...

...........Mrs. H. Johnstone.

SceneLima. Frederick, and his servant Splash, are thrown by shipwreck on the coast of Peru. They arrive in time to rescue a lovely blind girl, the daughter of Bonetto, from a licentious ravisher, the son-in-law of the viceroy. Her father, though inexpressibly grateful for the service, is too poor to reward it with aught but thanks. Frederick and Clara, the blind girl, become enamoured of each other. He infinitely enhances the merit of his first service, by a surgical operation, which restores her sight.

In the mean time, the viceroy's son-in-law, and two other debauchees, his companions, proceed in a wild career of loose pleasures. The former was the ravisher, from whom Frederick rescued Clara: Don Roderick, one of his friends, has violated the sister of the Inca. The third is a deceitful villain, already broken in his fortunes by gaming, and other profligate expence. The Inca awaits, and at last seizes an opportunity to revenge his sister's wrongs and subsequent death, by assassinating Don Roderick. The vice-roy's son-in-law is defrauded by his other companion, of the sum of ten thousand pistoles, which he had put into the hands of Bonetto, for the purpose of getting Clara and her father within his power.

The viceroy is an honest and kind hearted old man, still fond of a weuch and a bottle, sick of his

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ugly wife, and impatient of the formalities of taste. His lady is homely, fretful, fond of him, and uneasy that she has not charms to fix his heart. Sligo, the Irishman, is the humourous yet honest confidant of both. Frederick has communicated to Splash the secret of the preparation of a cosmetic to array ugli

ness in beauty. Donna Dolorosa, the viceroy's lady, .tries its efficacy with success. Splash is rewarded

with the place of judge, just when the Inca is to be tried for the murder of Don Roderick, and when Bonetto is brought to be condemned by law to repay the ten thousand pistoles of which he had been swindled, Splash's sentence acquit both with great justice and humour. Frederick becomes the husband of Clara. All, but the dissolute, are, in the end,

made happy. . We have not room to say more, than the per

formers in general did their best. Munden and Fawcett excited much merriment and the songs by Incledon and Fawcett, (for a specimen of which see our Parnassian Garland) were loudly encored.

THEATRICALS EXTRAORDINARY. . .. The fashionable world at Botany Bay have their

theatricals now in the first style; they possess a regular theatre, established at Sydney Town, where they have a very skilful troop of actors, and actresses, whose performances even in this country had previously entitled them to considerable eclat, The last night's pieces, when the advice vessel

sailed thence, were filled by distinguished person. - ages! who had formerly been cast for different ex

its, &c. The following is a correct copy of the play bill of the evening; and it is no overstrained compliment to remark, that not only the auditors, but even the actors themselves, were universally transported!

MRS. PARRY'S NIGHT. (By Permission of his Excellency), at the Theatre, SYDNEY, Saturday, June 1, 1791, will be presented

. FORTUNE'S FOOL. Ap Hazard (for that night only), Mrs. Parry; Sir Charles Danvers, P. Parry;* Tom Seymour, J.White; Orville, W. Smith; Samuel, H. Parsons; Sir Bamber Blackletter, G. H. Hughes; Mrs. Seymour, Mrs. M'Cann;t Miss Union, Mrs, Radley; Lady Danvers, (for that night only) Mrs. Miller. After the Play, a new Occasional Address will be

spoken by Mrs. Parry. TO WHICH WILL BE ADDED

BON TON. Sir John Trotley, G. H. Hughes;|| Colonel Tiry, W. Smith ; Lord Minikin, W. Knight; Jessamy, H. Parsons; Davey, J. White; Lady Minikin, Mr. Radley; Gymp, Mrs. Sparks; f Miss Tittup, Mrs. Parry.

Boxes, 5s.-Front boxes, 3s. 60.- Pit, 2s. 60.-Gallcry, 1s.

* P. Parry, convict for life, late grocer in Oxfordstrect, London, high way robbery.

+ Mrs. M'Cann, convict, by Britannia transport, for seven years, London; brothel-keeper, Si. Mary-lebone.

Written by Michael Massey Robinson, clerk to juilge advocate.

|| Hughes, a printer, prisoner.

$ Sparkcs came out a free woman, lives with Vandercomb, who is a steady fellow.

Frances Grosvenor, alias Fey, convict by Britannia transport, for seven years, from London - Cyprian corps. Pavoy, a quondam grocer, Oxford-street Occasional performers.



FOR APRIL, 1801.


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PART 111. ITE to the warder cried aloud

O Down fell the drawbridge clanking;
This cross'd, the Minstrel pass'd along
Full many a jutting buttress strong,

Each inner angle flanking.
There dreary silence reign'd, as though

No mortal thither ventur'd!
Then through the vaulted gateway, strcw'd
With many a hoary sculpture rude,

Henry undaunted enter'd.
As slow he trod the spacious court,

The vassals round assembled,
And welcom'd glad the minstrel swain,
The whilst a piiy rousing strain

Upon his harpstrings trembled.
Beside a blazing fire he sate,

Reciting tales of laughter,
When suddenly the boisterous soura
Of Alric's voice re-echoed round
The corridor's high rafter,

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