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part of Edmund in the Blind Boy' and received great applause.

King Lear' has been brought forward for the purpose of introducing Mr. Harley in Lear, who displayed great judgment and discrimiration in pourtraying the hoary monarch, indeed we have seldoin witnessed a more chasie performance of the part. We have also heen nightly gratified by the performances of Mr. Richer. A Mrs. Garrick made ber debut in ' Oscar and Malvina' and acquitted herself to the satisfactiou of the audience. Mrs. Young (late Miss Biggs) from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, is the present novelty, she made her entrée on Monday, June 20, in Mrs. Haller in the 'Stranger,' and ia the same play a Mr. Loveday from Newcastle performed the character of Peter and was warmly received; he is a very respectable comic performer. The Irish Widow was the farce of the evering, in which Mrs. Young was all we could wish in Widow Brady, On the Wednesday following that Lady performed Juliana in the Honey Moon, in a most excellent style; and a Miss Graysoa from Newcastle was much applauded in Violante. Yours

ALTER.

Theatre, BRIGHTON.- Vr. Brunton, senior, having retired from the management, the theatre is this season, under the care of Mr. J. Brunton and Mr. Field of Covent Garden, who have collected a good company, and the stage performances are well regulated. The four Miss Adams's are engaged for the season, and among the principal performers are Messrs. Brunton, Murray, Peuley, Andrews, Miss Boyce, Mrs. J Brunton, Mr. Bologna, junior, &c. A new circus has been built in opposition to the theatre, but the managers having refused to licence it for stage performances, it is reported that the proprietor means to give concerts, and to bring down Catalani for a few nights.

Theatre, WortHING.—Trotter has commenced his season with every prospect of success. Powell from Drury Lane, Cory from Covent Garden, Messrs. Jones, Owens, Hardy, Gibbon, Stanley, Davis; Mrs. Trotter, Mrs. Bew, Miss Johnstone, Mrs Owens, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Zerbin, and Miss Bristow, Miss C. Bristow, Miss Beanfield, and Miss Norton from Covent Garden, constitute his company. Miss Norton has just finished her engagement.

Theatre-Royal, GLASGOW.–This theatre was opened on Wednesday the 29th ult. for the first time under the management of Mr. Beaumont, whose exertions to please seem indefatigable. He has already procured the largest company, at the same time, containing the greatest number of celebrated performers that ever visited this city. In addition to a great many respectable provincial actors, the following from London bave already appeared, viz. Mrs. Glover, Mrs. Powell, Mr. Raymond, Mr. Talbot, Mr. Holland, Mr. Wewitzer, Mr. R. Jones, and Oxberry, &c. and in the course of the season the following are expected, Mr. Elliston, Mr. Bannister, Mr. Emery, Mr. Incledon, Mr. and Mrs. H. Sid. dons, Miss Lyons, and Mrs. Edwin.

Mr. Lewis's tragedy of Adelgitha, is the only new piece yet brought forward, which gives strong proofs of Mr. Beaumont's liberality. It has been got up in a style of splendour superior to any thing ever seen in Scotland. The scenery is elegant and beautiful, and the dresses and decoratiosn, executed in the most tasteful and splendid manner.

On Monday the 11th instant, Mrs. Glover, took the Thcel of Fortune, for her benefit. The misanthropic Penruddock was admi. rahly supported by Mr. Raymord, who, through the whole of the character, receive the most incessant plaudits. The receipt of the house was about 1151. The following lines are from the pen of one of our performers, they

were written in the Green-Room, on the spur of the occasion, and spoken on Saturday the gth inst. by Mrs. Glever, at the conclusion of Mrs. Inchbald's Comedy of “ Wives as they Were, aud Maid's as they Are.”

What is't e'en now inspires the Patriot band,
To drive oppression from their native land;
To burl their veugeance on a treach'rous foe,
'Tis for the Fair, Spain nobly strikes the blow!
Oh! may each fallen State, example take.
Essay once more the Gallic yoke to break;
Like Spaia assert their rights, and dare be free,
Or glorious fall for glorious Liberty ;
Here after ages should the deed record,
And grateful tell the atchievements of their sword !
Like you prond pillar rais’d to NELSON's name,
That speaks at once his own and Glasgow's faine ;
Whose gen'rous founders nobly led the way,
To strike the threat'uiug Despot with dismay;
And pray'd their Sov'reign War might never cease,
Rather than Britain sae inglorious peace.
Oh! never sball that realm that rules the waves
Be rank'd among the Gallic Tyrant's slaves;
Nor suffer Spain that makes such bold advance,
To groan beneath the iron pow'r of France.
Go on ye gallant Sons of Fieedom's favour'd isles,
The grateful Fair shall bless you with their smilcs.

Theatre, SUNDERLAND.

--Opened on Friday, July 1st, for seven nights, to give Mr. Emery an opportunity of displaying his talents, before the inhabitants of his native town, the characters personated were Farmer Ashfield, Tyke, Stephen Harrowb), Giles Woodbine; Frank Oailand, Zekiel Homespun, Hawbuck, John Lump, The Miser, Sam, Joey, Shenface, and Captain Bertram, to ubound. ed approbation, and fashionably crouded houses - His benefit was under the patronage of the officers of the Herefordshire and East York regiments; the company is vet so good a one as last season, therefore, he was not well supported - It consists of Messi's. Faulkner, (manager), Bland, Darley, Wright, Thompson, Aldridge, Master T. Pitt, Elliott, Master Elliott, Mann, Adcock, Leonard, Holines, Diddear, Mrs Pitt, Mrs. Darley, Mrs. Bland, Mrs. Elliott, Miss King, Miss Campion, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Didilear, &c. Emery has sioce gone to Durham, North Shields, &c. for a further display of his abilities, and attends the Assize week at Newcastle. Messrs. Inciedon, Blanchard, and Dwyer, are at present at Newcastle, wløse united talents on the night I was present, in Love in a Village, and Midnight Huur, did not draw 201. together! Oh! Newcastle, fie!!.--As is also Bannister, who are expected, on finishing there, to come for a few nights to Sunderland. July, 13, 1808

PRIVALO.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. Works recently published, in the press, or in preparation. BIOGRAPHY. The Itinerant; or Genuine Memoirs of an Actor; by S. W. Riley. Essay on the Life and Writings of Rev. Abrahain Booth ; by Wm. Jones. Memoirs of Josias Rogers, Esq. Commander of his Majesty's Ship Quebec; by the late W. Gilpin, A. M. Memoirs of Captain George Carleton, an English Officer; including Anecdotes of the War in Spain, under the Earl of Peterborough, and many interesting Particulars relating to the Manners of the Spaniards, in the beginning of the last century; written by himself.

Poetry. Renovation of India; a Poem ; with the Prophecy of the Ganges; an Ode. The Senses, an Ode, in the manner of Collins's Ode on the Passions, A Day in Spring, and other Poems, by R. Westall, Esq. R. A. The White Doe, or the Fate of the Nortons; a Poem, by R. Wordsworth. The Fisher Boy; comprising his several Avocations during the four Seasons. By H. C. Esq. Poetical Works of the late C. Anstey, Esq. with some Account of his Life and Writings; by his son, John Anstey, Esq. Fowling, a Poem, in five Books.

Novels, &c. The Cottagers of Glenburnie, a Tale for the Farmer's Ingle-Nook, by Elizabeth Hamilton. The Match-Girl, by Mrs. Edgeworth.

DRAMA. Abradates and Panthea, a Tragedy from Xenophon ; by John Edwards, Esq. The Montem, a Musical Entertainment; by the Rev. Henry Rowe. Illustrations of the Scenery of the Gentle Shepherd, with a new and correct Edition of the Comedy: and an Appendix, containing Memoirs of David Allan, the Scots Hogarth ; Poems connected with the illustrations, and a Glossary: prefixed are, a Life of Allan Ramsay, an inquiry into Pastoral Poetry, &c.

MISCELLANEOUS Theory of Dreams; in which an enquiry is made into the powers and faculties of the human mind, as they are illustrated in the most remarkable dreams recorded in sacred and profane history. Fragments, in Prose and Verse, by a Young Lady, lately deceased; with some Account of her Life and Character. Translations of M. Gener, being a Selection of Letters on Life and Manners; by John Muckersey, Minister of West Calder. Letters on Taste, Literature and Criticism; by the late Dr. Gregory; addressed to his Son. Midas; or, a Serious Inquiry concerning Taste and Genius; including a Proposal for the certain Advancement of the Elegant Arts; by A. Fisgrave, L. L. D.

THE

CABINET;

OR, MONTHLY REPORT OF

POLITE LITERATURE.

SEPTEMBER, 1808.

ANECDOTES OF LORD NELSON.

A VENERABLE clergyman, apparently between seventy and eighty years of age, was perceived one morning by his lordship, with a large book under his arm, anxiously looking towards the door of his apartment, with the most expressive solicitude depicted in his countenance. His lordship, immediately, with his ever prompt kindness and humanity, desired Mr. Oliver to enquire what was the object of his .wish. Having learned, that he was the pastor of a place forty miles distant, who had travelled thus far with his parochial bible, in the first leaf of which he wanted the immortal hero to 'inscribe his name, his lordship instantly admitted him into his presence, readily complied with his request, and then, taking him kindly by the hand, heartily wished the patriarchal and spiritual shepherd a safe return to bis rural flock. The aged and pious minister suddenly dropped on his knee : fervently imploring Heaven to bless his lordship, for so generously condescending to indulge his wish; and solemnly declaring that he should now be happy till it pleased God to call him, when he would die contented, having thus done homage to, and obtained favour from, “ the Saviour of the Christian World.

Another circumstance, of still greater singularity occurred at Hamburgh, relative to a wine-merchant. This gentleman, who was likewise more than seventy years of

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age, and of a very respectable appearance, had requested to speak with Lady Hamilton, her ladyship, accordingly, coudescendingly admitted him to a private audience; when he informed her, through the medium of Mr. Oliver, who interpreted for both parties, that he had some excellent old Rhenish wine, of the vintage of 1625, and which had been in his own possession more than fifty years. This, he said had been ever preserved for some very extraordinary occasion; and one had now arrived, far beyond any he could have expected. In short, he flattered himself that, by the kind recommendation of her ladyship, the great and glorious Lord Nelson might be prevailed on to accept six dozen bottles of this incomparable wine: part of which, he observed, would then have the honour to flow with the heart's blood of that immortal hero ; a reflection which could not fail to render himself the most fortunate man in existence, during the remainder of his days. His lordship, being informed of these curious particulars, immediately came into the apartment, and took the old gentleman kindly by the hand, but politely declined his present. He was, however, finally persuaded to accept of six bottles, on condition that the worthy wine-merchant should dine with him next day. This being readily agreed, a dozen bottles were sent; and his lordship, jocosely remarking that he yet hoped to have half a dozen more great victories, protested he would keep six bottles of his Hamburgh friend's wine, purposely to drink a bottle after each. This his lordship did not fail to remember, on coming home, after the battle of Copenhagen ; when he “ devoutly drank the donor.” It is said, that this wine-merchant, soon after Lord Nelson had first taken him by the hand, happening to meet with an old friend, who was about to salute him in a similar way; immediately declined the intended kindness, and said he could not suffer any person to touch the hand which had been so highly honoured by receiving that of Lord Nelson. Certain it is, that this man felt so overcome by his excessive sensibility, that he literally shed tears of joy during the whole time he was in our hero's presence.

At a grand public breakfast, given to Lord Nelson and his friends, by Baron Breteuil, formerly the French ambassador at the court of Naples, the celebrated General Dumourier was introduced to his lordship. Lord Nelson, notwithstanding his general aversion to Frenchmen, had a favourable opinion of this able and intelligent officer;

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