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Glasgow, Sept. 15, 1808. At a 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 him to their fullest approbation.

adly. 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.

(Signed) 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 Dihdin, 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.

VERUS.

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 abhorrence 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 inhabitants 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 resistance 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 Tritunal 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, so highly and deservedly prized by our generous Allies; 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 !"

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Works recently published, in the press, or in preparation.

BIOGRAPHY. The Life of St. Neol, the eldest Brother of Alfred the Great, by the Rev. John Whitaker, Rector of Ruan Langhorne, Cornwall. Life of Abraham Newland, Esq. Memoirs of the Rev. Samuel Bourn, for many Years one of the Pastors of the United Congregation of the New Meeting in Birminghamn ; 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. Rene, dered into Verse, by Archibald M‘Donald. The Minor Minstrel, a Volume of fauniliar 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 Bannantine, Esq.

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THE

CAB'IN E T;

OR, MONTHLY REPORT OF

POLITE LITERATURE.

DECEMBER, 1808.

JOSEPH ADDISON.

This very great ornament to the age he lived in, his own country in particular, and to the cause of polite literature in general, was son of the Rev. Dr. Launcelot Addison, who afterwards became Deari of Lichfield and Coventry, but, at the time of this son's birth, Rector of Mileston, near Ambrosbury, Wilts, at which place the subject of our present consideration received his vital breath, on the 1st day of May, 1672. He was very early sent to school to Ambrosbury, being put under the care of the Rev. Mr. Naish, then master of that school ; from thence, as soon as he had received the first rudiments of litera. ture, he was removed to Salisburý school, taught by the Rev. Mr. Taylor, and after that to the Charter-house, where he was under the tuition of the learned Dr. Ellis.Here he first contracted an intimacy with Mr. Steele, afterwards Sir Richard, which continued almost till his death.–At about fifteen years of age he was entered of Queen's College, Oxford; and in about two years afterwards, through the interest of Dr, Lancaster, Dean of Magdalen, elected into that college, and admitted to the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Arts.

While he was at the university, he was repeatedly solicited by his father and other friends to enter into holy orders, which, although froin his extreme modesty and natural diffidence he would gladly have declined, yet, Vob. IV.

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