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money in such amusements, are determined to have their full share for their penny; like a person in the purchase of a peck of peas, who expects a handful over by way of blessing. Thus, on a benefitnight, when a long bill of farc attracts their notice, the theatre boasts of a tolerable audience; though the receipts are by no means satisfactory to the perforiners.

The expences of the house, on a Monday night, are 201.- Wednesday and Thursday, 181.- And Saturday, 241.

A young musician, of more sound than sense, of the name of Lombe, stept from the orchestra to the stage as “ Achmet" in Barbarossa, for bis sister's benefit, Mis. Binfield: the bills announced it as his first appearance ou any stage; we shall only add, we trust it will be his last. A Mr. Bellamy, who has recently been introduced here, seems“ to have strutted his hour " more in Sylvester Daggerwood's company, than at a Theatre Royal. Buffoonery and grimace are his leading features ; and, whether in play or pantomime, he appears to be incessantly acting the fool: but there may be “ something more than natural in this if philosophy could find it ont." We are sorry to learn that he has been transplanted here to supply the place of Grove, who leaves us for a London engagement ; Mrs. Grove, for Bath. The benefits came in the following succession, 1 Binfield Mr. & Mrs. £si 4 6 8 Errington Mr. and 2 Cross Mr. - - . 17 12 0

Mrs. - - - £26 13 6 3 Bramwell Mrs. - . 74 0 0 9 Bou les Mr. & Mrs. 93 9 6 4 Beacbam Mr. - - 39 19 6 10 Faucit Mr. & Mrs. 86 17 6 5 Smith Mr. - - - 71 00 1 1 Birrell Mr. - - 90 19 6 6 Bennett Mr. - - - 99 1 6 12 Clifford Mr. & Mrs. 44 76 7 Fitzgerald Mr. and

13 Grove Mr. & Mrs. 51 12 6 Mrs. - - - - 128 18 6 The mayor of Norwich having frequently visited the theatre this season with his free ticket, particularly on benefit-nights, and having, as frequently, entered the green-room, with his hat always on his head; the following laconic notice was put up in a conspicuous part of the room :-"None but Gentlemeu are expected to pull off their Hats in the Green-Room." The evening after, this well-bred magistrate entered the room, covered as usual, when several performers were present, and perceiving something new, he went hastily to read it an aukward pause ensued; the situation was puz. zling-after some deliberation his worship walked slowly out of the room, closing the door, and was, immediately afterwards, met in the street with his hat in his hand.

The following anecdote is related of a poor actor, who was personating Grainger in the farce of “ Who's the Dupe," on his benefit. night, which turned out a very wet evening, and occasioned a bad house:-In his reply to Gradus' Greek quotation, where old Doiley sits as umpire, he began thus "Oraino nighto: spoilo benefito quito."

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. Works recently published, in the press, or in preparation. BIOGRAPHY.-A second volume of the Memoirs of Dr. Joseph Warton, by the Rev. Mr. Wool. An octovo edition of Jortin's Life of Erasmus, by Drs. Raine and Henley.--Public Life of Lord Macartney, by Mr. Barrow.-Historical Essay on the Life of the great Coudé, written by the Prince of Condé now in England, translated from the French. - Memoirs of Calvin, with Biographical sketches of the Reformation, by Mr. Mackenzie of Huntingdon.

HistorY.-Fox's Martyrs, with historical notes and illustrations, by the Rev. I. Milner.

TRAVELS, &c.—A general collection of Voyages and Travels, by Mr. Pinkerton.

ROMANCES.--A new translation of Don Quixote, by Mr. Byerly, in six cabinet volumes, with fine engravings.

POETRY.- Translation of Hesiod, with dissertations and notes, by Mr. Elton.-A new edition of Robert Fergusson's Poems, with a true account of his life and writings. Some Poems by Mr. Coleridge.- A new edition of Pope's Works, with additions, illustrations and portraits, by the Rev. W. Lisle Bowlés. - The Works of Dermody, by Mr. Raymond, the author of the unfortunate poet's life.--Mr. Belfour's translation of Yriarte's Poem on the dignity and charms of music.-A republication of Warton's History of Poetry, by Mr. Park.-A volume of Poems by Lord Byron. The Poems and Essays of the late Henry Kirke White, of Cambridge, with a Life of the Author, by Southey.

MISCELLANIES.-A Narrative of the escape of Mrs. Spencer Smith, by the Marquis of Salvo, who accompanied her to England.-Oxoniana, consisting of Anecdotes relative to the Colleges, and accounts of celebrated Members, Professors, &c. by a Member of the University. Mr. Byerly's translation of the celebrated Machia, vel's great work “ The Prince,” with notes tending to prove that Bonaparte has invariably adopted the maxims of that great statesman in all his conquests.

DRAMATIC.-A new edition of the Biographia Dra. matica, with Isaac Reed's additions, in three volumes, by Stephen Jones, a gentleman fully competent to the task.--An edition of Ben Jonson, by Mr. Gifford.—Mr. Pye's Comments on the Commentators of Shakspeare.

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JULY 1807.

PRINCE HOARE, Esq. THIS gentleman is a younger son of an eminent artist, the celebrated Mr. Hoare, of Bath. He was placed in the grammar-school of that city, under Mr. Hele, its first master, and passed through the different classes with a rapidity seldom witnessed. While he was storing his mind with classical knowledge in this seminary, his father, who designed him for his own profession, embraced every opportunity, out of school, of instructing him in the principles of the art of painting, and found him so ready a pupil, that before he reached the age at which other boy's begin only to think of taking lessons, he had obtained the silver palette from the Society of Arts for a drawing of outlines.

He shortly after became a student in the Royal Academy, in the strict sense of the word, prosecuting his. studies beyond the usual hours, and soinetimes whole days together, without any intermission.

In 1776 he went to France and Italy, and passed some time at Roine. Here he received lessons from MENGS, and POMPEO BATTONI, who had been the friend and fellow-student of his father, under FRANCISCO IMPERIALE. At Cortona he was made a member of the ancient Etruscan Academy, at the same time with his friend Mr. NorthcoTE; and at Florence, of the ImpeHal Academy, where he painted his own portrait for the gallery of the Grand Duke.

After an absence of four years he returned to London, and was growing fast into reputation as a painter both of

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