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Like Atlas firm thou scorn d'st each ruffian blast,

And stood'st immoveable amidst a sea,
Whose waves tremendous bellow'd as they past,

And swore eternal misery to Thee!
So Virtue stands, amidst each grievous wrong,

True to herself, immutable and strong!
Grafton-street, August 1, 1908.

O! that some aerial Pow'r wou'd lend its aid,

And kindly whisper that thy passion's true;
That some congenial Spirit would invade

Thy dubious heart, and every care subdue !
O! that the day---the prosperous day wou'd shine,

Spreading its radiance on my bapļess state ;
Then might I near thy guardian form recline, .

And bless the star, for my auspicious fate!
But, ah! still bound in Melancholy's cell, .

Like thee, pale moon! I'm doom'd alas ! to wane ;
And as the midnight shades eve's rays dispel,

So fly my hopes before remorseless pain !
Yet like the sun that yields th’ ensuing mora,

Thy genuine smiles wou'd all my woes adorn !
Cannon-street, August 12, 1808.

M. P. A. Z.

BEHOLD, my love, this flow'ret fair!

How sweetly all its folds expand !
O, mark! with what a modest air,

It courts thy kind relieving band !
But, soft! I hear its lowly sighs,

And, ah! I view the struggling tear,
Steal from its mildly beaming eyes,

As radiant and as crystal clear !
Thus Virtue oft in misery lies,

Adorn'd with every winning charm;
Thus sterling Genius often sighs,

And lingers, void of Friendship’s arm!

But thou wast form’d by Heaven divine,

To shield the weak from every storm;
To succour Worth with care benign,

To lure us, and our ways reform!
To thee there's none that pleads in vain,

And though e'en Guilt herself attend,
Thou'rt ever prompt to soothe her pain,

And all her craving wants befriend!
Let poets sing of lovers kind, .

Of sparkling eyes and peerless graces,
Give me the gem of lib'ral mind,

For that outshines the sweetest faces!
But when the lib'ral mind is given,

And blended with exterior graces;
Then man thinks earth a second heaven,

And in his Fair an angel traces !
Thus, when on thee I cast my eyes,

Dear charming girl! I soon discover,
That Yatton-court a heaven supplies,

And that an angel is my lover !!
August 1st, 1808.



FREME I' Tiranno altero, che sol pone
Ogni diritto nel sanguigno brando,
Che, soggigar il Mondo desiando,
Britannia sola al suo voler s'oppone.
Quindi pien di furore, qual Nerone,
Mentre decreti ognor va fulminando,
Geme l'Europa, e dice sospirando,
“ Nel tuo valor confido, invitta Albione!
L'unica speme sei di libertate,
Col tuo Sovran magnanimo, che regna
Con Virtù, con vigor, con dignitate.
Deh resisti al feroce, che desegna,
Dopo te, calpestar l'umanitate;
Satan l'incita, e l'empio il Ciel disdegna.” .

Ma gia pena condegna
(Paga ormai di punir li falli altrui)

Mandagli giù da la sfera superna
La Providenza Eterna !
Di generoso sdegno i figli tui,
Iberia sconsolata,
Volan qual turbo a vendicar l'onore,
Su l'empio Usurpatore,
De la lor Patria si contaminata !
Magnanimo il Britanno
Efficace soccorso a voi gia manda,
Alle invitte commanda
Squadre sue di sol far guerra al Tirano.
Ne le vicende de la dubbia sorte
L'Ispan prisco valor vi sia presente,
Con fermezza, alla mente:
Per la Patria, e'l Savran bella è la morte,
Con l'orrenda perfidia, non ascosa,
La pace è vergognosa.
Scuoti l'indegno giogo, Italia mia,
Siegui d'Iberia 'l glorioso esempio !
Vile serva d'un empio
Sara chi Gran Regina esser dovria ?
Ma già l’Europa, di rossore tinta,
Dalla gloria rispinta,
Risorge a cancellar da la sua fronte
Gl’errori gravi, e l'onte.
Qual Attila, flagel del germe umano,
Vinto, di rabbia insano,
Fugge 'l terror de' vili, non de' fieri
Angli, Ispani guerrieri !
Van'è 'l fuggir ! reciso è 'l teschio orrendo,
Anchor d'ira fremendo,
Qual d'Oloferne, o di Nadir atroce!
Si rasserena 'l Ciel, torna giocondo :
Ride, respira l' mondo;
Mentre giù spinta e l'anima feroce !
All' orribile porta fa tragitto,
Dov' al barlume è scritto,
“ Lasciate ogni speranza, o voi, ch' entrate,”
Scettri rapendo all' anime dannate.


Londru, Luglia, 1808.

L. E. discendante
di un vero Sapgnclo.



28. Iron Chest-Plot and Counterplot.

29. (Never acted.] THE AFRICANS; or War, Love, and Duty: The overture and music composed and selected by Mr. Kelly Fa. rulho (the priest), Mr. Thompson ; Torribal, Mr. Farley, Madi. boo, Mr Fawcett; Selico, Mr. Young; Demba Sego Jalla (King of Kasson), Mr. Palmer, jun.; Daucari, Mr. Carles; Fetterwell. Mr. Grove; Marrowbone, Mr. Menage; Henry Augustus Mug, Mr. Liston ; Berissa, Mrs. Gibbs ; . Darina, Mrs. St. Leger; Sutta, Mrs. Liston. The scenery by Mr. Morris, &c. Sylvester Daggerwood Mrs. Wiggins.

30. Ib. -Seeing is Believing—Cheats of Scapio. AUGUST

1. IbLove laughs at Locksmiths.
2. Ib Sylvester Daggerwood-Waterman.

3. Ib.- Mock Doctorm-Spoilt Child. Little Pickle, Mrs. Bel. lamy.

4 Ib.-Ways and Means. 5. Ib.-Ghost-Cheats of Scapin. 6. Ib. - Music Mad-Follies of a Day. 8. Ib.-Spoilt Child-Catch him who can. 9. Ib - Mrs Wiggins-Tale of Mystery, 10. Ib.--Seeing is Believing-Hunter of the Alps. 11. Ib.-Mock Doctor-Katharine and Petruchio. 12. Ib.-Blind Boy. Edmond (1st time), Miss A. De Camp. 13. Ib -- Plot and Counterplot-Music Mad. 15. Ib.-Recruiting Serjeant-Tom Thumb.

16. [Mr. FARLEY's Night.] Blind Boy-Plot and Counterplot -Valentine and Orson. Valentine, Mr. Farley; Orson, Mr. Grimaldi, (his ist appearance on this stage); Hugo, Mr. Grove; Green Knight, Mr. Menage.

17. Africans-Ghost-Escapes.

18. [Mr. TAYLOR'S Night.) Five Miles off-Review. Looney Mactwolter, a Gentleman, (1st appearance on any stage). Imitas tions-Hob in the Well, (1st time for 15 years.) Hob, Mr. Taylor; Hob's Father, Mr. Noble; Betty, Mrs, Taylor; Flora, Mrs. Ma. thews.

19. Africans-Blind Boy.
20. Revenge-Music Mad Village Lawyer.

22. [Mr. MATHEW's Night.] Young Quaker-Blue Devils... (Never acted] FIRST COME FIRST SERV'D; or, the Biter Bit. Cha. racters by Messrs. Liston, Farley, Mathews, Noble, Mrs. Davenport, Miss De Camp.

The AFRICANS, is the production of Mr, Colman, an autbor whose name ranks deservedly high among the dramatic writers of the day. In the present instance he has not been eminently successful. There is a substantial interest in the story; but it is too much dilated, and the deficiency of Incident is supplied by a superabundance of Dialogue, the plot is from a Tale of Florian's, which,

carrative, is beautifully simple and impressive, but in adapting it to the Stage, the author has been obliged to look to other sources for materials, and thus, “mixed with baser matter," much of the original interest, and pathos bas escaped. The Comic scenes of Mug, whimsical as they are in the contrivance, and comic in the effect, can only be considered as so much intrusive buffoonery, suddenly interrupting the interest which the distress of the African family has excited. When their history is resumed, sympathy is again to be awakened, the interim, haviug dissipated all our emotions. This may be said of all serio comic pieces, but the defect, unavoidable in a Drama so coustructed, has seldom been felt more powerfully than in this instance. The story will not well bear to be broken, especially by means so violent. The following, taken from the newspaper, seems to be a pretty correct sketch of tbe fable.

Act 1st.-Selico is about to be married to Berissa, when the Mandingoes invade Bondon. Madiboo in a shooting excursion sees a party of the enemy, but supposing them to be stragglers, he resolves not to give any alarm till the nuptials of his brother shall be celebrated. In the mean time the town is attacked, and as the priest is uniting the hands of the lovers, intelligence is brought that half the city is already in Aames, and the invaders sparing neither sex nor age, are rapidly advancing to the temple. The ceremony is of course stopped-the Mandingoes destroy Tatteconda, and exter, minate its inhabitants.

Act 2.-Torribal and Madiboo escape with Darina, and conceal her in a hut.Madiboo leaves this asylum to seek provisions for bis mother-he meets Selico, who relates to him that anongst the slain he found the headless and mangled bodies of Berissa and her father. Madiboo persuades him to seek sustenance for his mother, and soon after his departure, falls in with Mug, who has become secretary of state to the conqueror, and obtains from him a basket of provisions. With these, he returns to the hut, where he finds Selico, whose search has been unsuccessful. The three brothers consult on the means of providing for their mother. Selico proposes to be taken to the Mandingo camp, and sold to the English slave merchants, who have arrived to purcbase prisoners. Torribal and Madiboo wish to have it decided by lots, but he overrules them, and sets off with the latter.

Act 3.-On his arrival he finds that his sale can only produce a sufficiency to support his mother for a few days, and hearing a very large reward offered for the apprehension of some unknown person who had on the preceding night procured access to the favourite captive of the King, he determines that his brother shall give him up as the delinquent. This is done, and Madiboo obtains the reward. He is for his alleged crime sentenced to be burned with the female prisoner he is supposed to have visited. The culprits are led to stakes opposite each other, and in his fellow-sufferer he discovers his Berissa. Her father now rushes in, and proves to · have been her clandestine visitor. Darina also appears with Torribal and Madiboo; and the King touched with the constancy and filial affection of the lovers, pardons and gives them to each other.

The story being ready for his purpose, and so finely wrought by the Inventor that nothing was necessary to be added, Mr. Colman

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