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Lovemore, Mr. C Kemble; Sir Bashful Constant, Mr. Munden: Sir Brilliant Fashion, Mr. Brunton ; and the Widow Belmour, Mrs. C. Kemble. A Pantomime followed, in which Bologna, Juor. and Grimaldi, the best Harlequin and Clown of the present day, introduced several of their favourite scenes. The house was fully attended

Theatres Royal Bath and BRISTOL.---The houses have bitherto been indifferent, particularly at Bristol, although Mr. Young has been brought forward in most of his principal characters. The company is nearly the same as last season. A promising young actor of the name of Vining, is engaged.

Theatre, SHREWSBURY, has been lately very attractive. The Heir at Law, with the Weathercock, were performed in the race week by desire of Lord Clive and T. Eyton, jun. Esq. Stewards of the Races. Part of the pit was railed in with the boxes, and although the rain was extremely heavy at the commencement, the house could not in any way contain the number of company that offered. The character of Dick Dowlas was well represented by Mr. Dwyer, and Mr. Crisp was particularly happy in his picture of Zekiel Homespun---it was a chaste and very interesting piece of acting. On the foilowing evening, the favourite comedy of Laugh when you Can was acted; and Mr. Dwyer added to his reputation in Gossamer : after which was given, for the first time, the melo-drame of Ella Rosenberg, gotten up with much care, and represented in a very accurate style. In this piece, as they usually do in all, Mr. Pitt, and the younger Miss Shuter, displayed considerable merit in the dances.

Theatre Royal, GLASGOW.--This Theatre closed for the summer season on the 24thult. after having been open almost every night for nearly three months. The following is a correct list of the bene fits: Talbot. Clandestine Marriage ; Critic. .

60 Mro. Powell. Hamlet; Ella Rosenberg.

63 R. Jones. Rivals; Weathercock.

Bannister. Heir at Law; Children in the Wood. - 180
Raymond. Battle of Hexham; Rugantino. -
Beaumont (manager). Poor Gentleman. Deserter. - 168
Mrs. H. Siddons. Much Ado about Nothing; Caractacus. 25
H. Siddons. Time's a Tell Tale; Ella Rosenberg. .
Miss Kelly. Love in a Village ; Spoil'd Child. .
Elliston. Honey Moon; Three aud the Deuce,

C. { Provok'd Husband; Anatomist.
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Mrs. Orger. School for Friends; Lock and Key. ..
Campbell, School of Reform; La Perouse. - -
Oxberry. Wife of two Husbands; Finger-Post. ..

Miss Kelly, (ed night). John Bull; Highland Reel. Miss Kelly's night having proved inadequate to her expectations, she was induced, by the ardour of her friends, to try again. Mr. Rock, the Edinborgh manager, volunteered upon the occasion, in his favourite parts of Dennis Brulgruddery and Shelty. He supported both characters in his usual style of excellence, and was cheered throughout with the most rapturous applause. In proof

of Mr. Beaumont's merits, as manager, I need only súbjoin the fol• Jowing extract from an official testimony:




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Glasgow, Sept. 15, 1808. Ata Meeting of the Committee of Proprietors of the Theatre-Royal,

. Glasgow, Laurence Craigie, Esq. in the Chair, Resolved unanimously, ist. That it appears to this Committee that Mr. Beaumont has conducted the business of the Theatre in a manner very superior to any thing hitherto attempted in Scotland, and that his exertions entitle bim to their fullest approbation.

edly. That the Committee recommend Mr. Beaumont in the strongest manner to the favour and patronage of the whole body of the proprietors and the public at large during the ensuing winter season.

3dly. That Mr. Beaumont be requested to open the Theatre for the winter with a play and after-piece under the direct countenance of this committee, who, upon that occasion, hope that the whole proprietors will evince their sense of his attention to the interests of the Theatre.

4thly. That the public be requested, by their patronage upon the same occasion, to manifest the general opinion of the city of Glasgow and its vicinity, of Mr. Beaumont's professional merits as a Manager, and his correct and gentlemanly conduct in private hfe.


RICHARD SMELLIE, Sec. It would be an act of injustice were I to close this letter without noticing, in a particular manner, a performer of the name of Stanley. This gentleman's pen is equally ready at writing Address, Song, or Interlude. Besides a variety of songs, &c. which would do honour to Dibdin, he has produced an excellent petite piece, to the tune of the times, entitled SPANISH PATRIOTISM, and an historical interlude, called SIR WILLIAM WALLACE, or the Conqueror's Return. Both of these pieces were received at this Theatre with unbounded applause, by a fashionable and numerous audience. October 10, 1808.


SPANISH THEATRICALS. In the different towns of Spain which have recently been the scene of carnage and devastation, the Comedians have manifested their patriotism and zeal in the common cause in a way which does credit to their feelings, and shews, in effect, the popularity of British connection among the Spaniards, and their abborrence of the French. At Venturada a company has performed, during the current month, to overflowing houses, for the benefit of the widows and orphans of the brave in abitants who fell in defending that town against a detachment of French troops, who, on succeeding in the attack, profaned the temples, pillaged the shrines, violated the virgins, and assassinated, without distinction of age or sex, all who opposed the least resistanre to their atrocious proceedings. Among a variety of pieces which have been written expressly for the occasion, the most popular and attractive is one from the pen of Signor JUAN ESTREMERA, entitled El Tribunal de la Razoa ; or Alianza de Ynglaterrary Espaua. The Trifunal of Reason ; or, The Alliance of England and Spain. In the aviso, or play-bill, the public are respectfully informed, that between the Acts will be sung, by the principal vocal performers, accompanied by the band, and a full chorus, the sublime, loyal, and patriotic hymn of God Sare the King, 50 highly and deservedly prized by our generous Allice; after which will be delivered « An animated Address on the Conduct of NAPOLEON the Tyrant, the Scourge of Europe, and the Pestilence of the moral world !"


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BIOGRAPHY. The Life of St. Neol, the eldest Broo ther of Alfred the Great, by the Rev. John Whitaker, Rector of Ruan Langhorne, Cornwall. Life of Abrahain Newland, Esq. Memoirs of the Rev. Samuel Bourn, for many Years one of the Pastors of the United Congregation of the New Meeting in Birminghain ; by Joshua Toulmin, D. D.

History, Travels, &c. Travels in Lower and Upper Canada, by Mr. E. A. Kendal, of New York. Letters from Barbary, France, Spain, Portugal, &c. by an English Officer. History of Brazil, by Dr. Andrew Grant, recently returned from South America.

Poetry. Fingal, an Epic Poem, by Ossian. Ren., dered into Verse, by Archibald M‘Donald. The Minor Minstrel, a Volume of fainiliar and descriptive Poetry, by Mr. Holloway.

Novels, &c.' Leicestershire Tales; by Miss Mary Linwood.

MISCELLANEOUS. A Picture of Madrid, taken on the Spot, translated from the German of C. A Fischer. Advice to Youny Ladies on the Improvement of the Mind and Conduct in Life, hy Thomas Broadhurst. Illustrations of Don Quixote, by Mr. Belfour, tending to confirin and elucidate several real Events related in that ingenious Novel ; to convey Intelligence of Authors and of Books therein cited; to discover the Sources whence Cervantes has adopted various Stories and Adventures, improved by the Glow of his own fertile Imagination; to disclose his continual Allusions to Works of Chivalry and Romance; and develope the Satire he employs to correct the Vices and Follies of the Spanish Nation; with occasional Reflections on certain Doctrines and Opinions which he advances or supports. The Witticisms of Mr. Joseph Miller, of facetious Memory : consisting of a faithful Copy of the old 'Joe Miller, and two Volumes of Modern Classic Wit, selected from the best Authorities of all Countries; by James Banwantine,


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