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repentant criminal had been left to states in a note from Duke-street in his hapless fate, in a society where it the end of June last, his cares were required all the support of a Gover- now at an end. In four short days nor-in-chief to give him a status from the date of that note they were in that society, and maintain him in indeed at an end for ever. Dining at it. Yet this Christian-like conduct a friend's house about the beginning was one of the few errors that were of June, he was unable to procure a imputed to General Macquarie in the hackney coach, and as the rain had discharge of his duty as governor of nearly ceased, he ventured to walk the colony.
home to his lodgings. He was imHaving been superseded by Ma- mediately seized with a suppression jor-General Sir Thomas Brisbane, of urine, which in the end bafGeneral Macquarie returned to Eng- fled the skill of the most eminent land in 1822, and retired for a short of the profession to remove or time to his estate in the island of alleviate, and on the 1st July Mull. While in India, he married a he breathed his last. Mrs. MacMiss Jarvis, sister of Lieutenant- quarie, impressed with some imColonel Jarvis, now of Dover in pending misfortune, and from inforKent. But this lady did not live to mation from a faithful black servant accompany him to England, and left that had been many years the attenno issue; and in the beginning dant of the General, fortunately left of 1809 he was married a second Mull to join her husband in London, time to Miss Campbell, daughter and arrived a few days before his of Donald Campbell, Esq. of Aird, death, so that she had the consolaand sister to the present Sir John tion, though a melancholy one, of Campbell of Ardnamurchan, Ba- witnessing the last moments of him ronet. By this lady, who survives whose loss is irreparable, but who him, he has left one son, Lauchlan, died as he had lived, a hero and a Chriswho was born in Australia, and is tian. General Macquarie was ever now about nine years of age.- more desirous of a good name than Having served for upwards of forty- of riches; he returned to England in seven years, General Macquarie a 1822, a much poorer man than he few days before his death, was ad- had left it in 1809. He did not live vised, under the new regulation, to to enjoy his pension a single day, so sell bis lieutenant-colonelcy. During that the regulated price of a Lieuthe winter of 1822-3, he travelled on tenant-Colonelcy of Infantry was the Continent for the benefit of Mrs. all that he received for a faithful Macquarie's health ; but in the au- service of nearly half a century. We tumn of last year he retired once have little doubt, bowever, that when more to his estate in Mull, where, as his merits become fully known to he states in a letter addressed to the his Majesty, and are fairly apprewriter of this short memoir, he in- ciated by his country, as one day tended to rusticate for a few years, they must be, that some permanent until his son was prepared to enter mark of Royal favour will be granted Eton College.
to his orphan son. And upon whom But alas! how vain are the deter- could a baronetcy be more worthily minations of man.- In April last bestowed than upon the son and only General Macquarie came up to town, descendant of such a man? General with the view of getting his colonial Macquarie has left one brother, a accounts finally settled, and to ascer- distinguished officer, Lieutenant-Cotain the determination of Ministers in lonel Charles Macquarie, who retired regard to the remuneration to which from the service a few years ago on he had become entitled by his long account of bad health, and is now and faithful services as Governor of resident upon his property in his naNew South Wales. His accounts, tive isle. T'he General's remains were being regularly and correctly kept, sent down to Scotland for interment, were soon brought to a close ; and and have been deposited in the family his merit so fully allowed, that vault of the Macquaries, at lona. a pension for life, of a , thousand
Aug. 9, 1824.
A. H. a year, was granted him; and as he
THE ENGLISH OPERA-HOUSE. Agamemnon,
and the first act Jonathan in England.
passes at the Waterloo Hotel from Mr. Mathews has at length, with which he is ejected, and at a little the courage of a traveller who has inn on the outskirts of the town resolved never to revisit the country where he sleeps for the night. At of which he speaks,-given a loose the latter place a good night scene to his humour about the Americans; is contrived, where a pair of long and we are no longer taught by and short ostlers in meagre trint, him to believe that on the other side sneak in to rob the pantry through a of the Atlantic, all is constancy, ge- pannel in the Yankee's room. One nerosity, and hospitality. Either of the ostlers, meagre, miserable, and our inimitable actor in his original poor, is about to go to London to sketch meditated a second trip to the better himself—and has a letter to Land of Liberty, and was therefore an alderman, recommending the tender in touching too roughly on bearer as a postilion,-which by the frailties of his friends,-- or else mistake he changes for Jonathan's he was under the restraint of some letter of introduction to the same American intimate or visitor, whose person. The second act brings Jonational prejudices were to be con- nathan W. to London, and ashers sulted, and whose home feelings were him, with his post-boy character, to be studied. Very certain it is before Sir Leatherlip Grossfeeder :that Mr. Mathews was upon his best of course, the ostler also appears behaviour in the first narration of his with his American letter of introducadventures in Boston and New tion, and the blunders and pleasantYork;—and we English, old and new, ries which arise from these mixed were repeatedly admonished to love letters are excessively humorous. each other, and to cherish mutual The character of the alderman is kindnesses, as though the actor were written with a pen dipped in mock fearful, lest he should by some un- turtle ! happy slip of the tongue set the two The dialogue and the incidents are countries together by the ears. The broad, and much is left to the actor time, however, has now arrived to fill up ;-but as Mathews has been when Mr. Mathews is " a pretty measured with a nice hand his Amedamned deal” less particular about rican character fits him admirably. the nice feelings of the Yankees. All the follies of all the odd characters And whether it is that he has aban- throughout America, appear to be doned all intention of again crossing huddled together in this one part, and the Atlantic,--or whether he has the jumble is therefore considerably lost the quelling spirit that sat night- more humorous than natural. Permaring his humour,-is of little con- haps the happiest scene is that in sequence to an English audience; which Jonal han discourses upon li-the change is thoroughly for the berty in the kitchen with the politibetter-and Jonathan in England is cal butler,--seasoning his remarks as unvarnished a caricature of the with the offer of his Nigger for sale. impudence, stubbornness, and free- All the performers played with dom of a Yankee, as a lover of the good-will, and good sense and spirit, ridiculous would desire to see. from Mr. Tayleure down to Mrs.
The idea of this little farce is well Grove. Keeley is too slow, but he is conceived, and does great credit to truly natural. Mr. Sloman played the ingenuity of the inventor. Jona- Agamemnon with a genuine humour than W. Doubikins, our old friend -and Bartley, as the Alderman, was with the straw hat, fowling piece, as hearty as good living and swanand snuff-coloured surtout, arrives hopping could make him. His sketch in England with a letter of intro- of a river excursion to Richmond was duction from his uncle Ben,-dear most happily conceived and exeuncle Ben,-every body's uncle Ben! cuted. Hc reaches Liverpool with his Nigger This little piece is, we imderstand,
THE BASHFUL MAN.
from the hands of Mr. Peake, who, to make the match undesirable, dewithout doubt, is the cleverest writer termines on wooing the young gento order, of any dramatist of the day. tleman into the family. Blushington He can, if he pleases, make an actor; is asked to dinner at Friendly Halland the less activity there is in the he accepts the invitation and becomes object he selects to work upon, the alarmed. He goes—blunders a set more he achieves. He built up Wil- speech, intended for the Baronet, to kinson out of some very raw mate-' his butler ; reaches down the wooden rials,—and it has also pleased his au-. Xenophon, upsets the ink and his own thorship to erect Mr. Keeley into three grains of treinbling self-possomething like an acting shape. We session, bows down a bust of Soonly wish Mr. Peake would patronize crates, wipes up the ink with his a few other sleepwalkers; he would white handkerchief; and goes, thus do an incalculable service to the thea- tuned in every nerve-string to the tres.
dinner table, where he lays waste
every moveable object! He throws This is a very clever dramatic down the butter-boat, scalds his sketch, for it is no more ; and all our mouth with burning soup, spills the readers who remember the story in salt, and drinks to his young lady in Cumberland's Observer, will recog- vinegar ; wipes his flushing face with nize the original on which this piece the inked handkerchief, and then, is founded. Mr. Moncrieff is the anid the laughter of all the Friendly author, and he is fortunate enough to family, jumps up with the tablehave once more hit the town a mas- cloth in his button-hole, and acconterly blow; having with his Tom plishes a finished clearance. He reand Jerry, Giovanni in London, Mon- turns home; but the Friendlys (desieur Tonson, and other pieces, suc- termined not to lose their prize) folceeded in planting some tolerably low him, and invite themselves tó hard hits heretofore. Mathews plays dinner at his house. We do not see the Bashful Man, and though the this second feast, but we see its part is not suited to him, and other effects, for he comes in fuddled yet performers might be found who frightened, has an interview with his would make more of it, still he ex- lady, who contrives a good fainting hibits a very ludicrons picture of the fit in his arms, and finally with wine miseries of a constitutionally timid and kisses he is sobered into a fit man. His bow is nervous and gen- state for marriage. The intoxicatlemanly,--but he is only near sighted tion, though well acted, is awkat intervals. Elliston, or Jones, or wardly introduced, and as awkwardly Liston, would perhaps better fit the got rid of, for the curtain falls before part than Mathews; who, since the he has well done staggering. solos he has been of late years ac- The laughing in the front of the customed to play on the stage, has house is true Mathews-made laughacquired habits of conferring with ter-noisy and incessant! There are himself, or with the audience only, some rugged puns and antiquated which much perplex the other per- jests, but the piece on the whole is formers.
one of the most amusing we have There is little plot. Mr. Blush- seen for many seasons. ington, by the death of a rich uncle, suddenly comes into a large pro, Harley and Liston have been for perty, which appears to be settled the past month acting their favourite upon his nerves for life, with no characters at this house with success;
remainders over." His college habits and several of the stock comedies have having increased his constitutional been revived to admit of Farren playtimidity, he is well fitted to come ing his best old men. In the Hypotrembling forth into society. All is crite he makes but a hard, and not an agitation, diffidence, confusion, error, insinuating Doctor Cantwell,-Memischance. He sees a young lady at thodism, like Noyau, is an oily corchurch whom he should like to love. dial, and has nothing tart or efferveThe father of the girl, descrying the scent in its nature; it is drunk in quiet, tender and fearful affection, and not and wets the heart through in sober perceiving any objectionable poverty Salness. The Country Girl, in a clip
THE II AYMARKET THEATRE.
ped state, to suit the summer even- audience were evidently charmed inga, has been revived for the sake of with the new suitor for their favour, a new Peggy. The name of Mrs. and roundly applauded her. She Jordan rises upon our thoughts; will, with a little care and experibut we must overcome recollections ence, settle down into a very clever of her, so ruinous to her successors! little actress, we think. She is not -The young lady who has now ap- yet named in the bills. peared is indeed a young lady, but The comedy, with the foregoing she is extremely lively, with bril- exception, but indifferently liant eyes, an arch expressive coun- acted.—And if any of the old stagetenance, and a capability for catch- goers, who love to talk of Dodd and ing the passing humours of the scene King, happened to witness this perrarely to be met with in one so in- formance, they were furnished with experienced as we understand this food for lamentation sufficient to gradebutante to be. She played through- tify their most inveterate recollecout the comedy with an untired tions. spirit; and when the curtain fell, the
HYMN TO THE MONAD.
Yet weak the power, and false the voice of sense,
Simplic. de Coel.—Procl. in Plat. de Rep. &c.
And if one beam in many ages fall
But Hyle's reign returns, and fainter grow
Yet are there souls, by Hyle less confined,
REPORT OF MUSIC.
Our article in the August Maga- From Salisbury, Madame Catalani zine contained a relation of the Bath chasséed to Portsmouth, where she and Cambridge festivals. The series not only enlivened the town by a feshas been since continued by the Sa- tival, but by an aquatic fête, for lisbury, Worcester, and Norwich which she furnished the prizes. There meetings; and at the very close of were two evening concerts and one September, comes that of Newcastle. morning. The singers were the great Never were grand demonstrations of undertaker herself, Miss Goodall, art so numerous in the provinces of Messrs. Harrington, Forster, and England. At the Salisbury meeting Rolle. The only remarkable trait Madame Catalani had her share with was, that between the first and last Mr. Corfe; and a pretty large share parts of the Messiah "was given it was, as she is known to have net- an act of miscellaneous selection, ted something more than 700l. There Madame sang no fewer than five were six performances; three sacred, songs cach night, but Miss Goodall commencing on the morning of Wed- had all the encores. Neither was nesday, August 18, on Thursday and there a note of Italian except from Friday; and three in the evenings, Madame Catalani. Verily the Portsthe first and last being concluded by mouth and Portsea audiences are a ball. Madame Catalani, Mrs. Sal- more national or less advanced than mon, Miss George, Mr. Harrington, the rest of the country. But then Mr. Rolle, Mr. Sapio, and Mr. Bel- they had Rossini to English words; Jamy, were the principal singers. which, amongst those who know noThe band was wretched for such a thing of the original language, will meeting, and we look in vain to the answer all the same purpose. These selections for the least particle of Concerts were thronged. And here novelty. At the first performance Madame Catalani had all the mawere present 762 persons, at the nagement, and all the profit. There second 425, at the third 1200, at the was no “ soft charity" to “repair." fourth 482, at the fifth 884, and at The first of these performances took the last 642.
place on Aug. 24th, and we find this