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of our nation, the Adagios of Sbake performer. To a profesional musician, Ipeare? I am not only unaufait in mufic whose aita is to raise adidiration, to eba cal kaowledge, but unconversant also tain applaute, and to acquire popularity, with every polite accomplithment į they may, in this age of frivolity, be als therefore my opinion on music, or any lowed; but very little of attention other matter, can have very little claim mould they have from an Amateur, whole to attention yet, allow me to obturve, task ought to be, by careful ftudy, by that wote I to Superintend a mutical ens correct and chalte practice, to acquire a tertainment, I would, as a trial of its knowledge of music on its rudimental effc&t on the company, both with re- and scientific principles. Decorations in fpe&t to composition and performance, music, like Hourishes in penmanthip, make an entire close of one act with being no part of the subject matter, can PLEYALL's charming Adagio, and of only be tolerated when executed in the another with YANIE wicz's execution highest degree of perfection, and then of " Lord, remember David!" the first even, if too frequent in their recurrence, a moft fublime composition ; the other they furfeit the ear, for these fingera as correct and pathetic a delivery as the tricks have a fameness, a tautology in violin, the sweetest of all inftruments, is them; like certain temporary ornaments capable of. You will, perhaps, with in dress, they appert in to no fuit in my Lord HAMLET, say, " Something particular, but serve alike for, and may, " too much of this!" on my having occationally, be tacked to any thing. dwelt so long on this my darling theme; They are at all times, ready for use, I will therefore quit the subject, and whether Adagio, Andante, Minuet, or proceed to offer you my feruments on Hora-pipe, and are thus indifcriminately the mere manual part of music; first, employed by the light-fingered tribe of howeves, intreating your indulgence to thele days, who, regardless of the merits one word more as a close to my discourse and meaning of composition, are intent on the Adagio. Ainong the many cele, opiy va rapidity, Mourila, and convos brated performers we have on the vio- luted cadence : Indeed, for: fuch lin, some are distinguished for spirit and trickists, such variation (pinners, ang animation, come for neatņels; others for thing does for a subject, in it felf fimple rapidity, few, however, have been ad, and melodious, under their hands bemired for pathos. · Qur sombrous friend, comes ro transformed, fa envcloped ist YANjEicz,is among the few--his Ada. redundancies, as, to be hardly recoggio's arefalemn,plaintive, and interesting; nizable by its author. And in this via and his countenance during that time is tiated manner do many concerto players in Adagia mood. Would it, my Louisa, be of repute debase their talents by ats out of point, were you to ask of Mr. J. Leading only to the manual, the ignoble who is skilled in music, as well as pere part of their profeflion. But cenfure fcct in all that relates to motion and po. Thould not fall wholly oa them for what sition of the body, whether the minuet in great mtasure owes its rife and preDe la Cour especially may not be termed dominance to the levity and frivolity of L'Adagio de dance. Certainly it com.

the times. To produce that effect prizes a secies of the molt elegant move, which, however uomeaning and tranfiments which can adorn and give dignity ent, will gratify any of the lenses, divert to the human form divine.

the present momcat, expel ennui, and 12. Of Graces, Embellishments, carry us in spirits, and withoor refeca Flourishes, Shakes, Erilliancy, Rapidi- tion, though the day, is all that is now ty, Cadepzas, and a variety of such required of the Aits, the Sciences, or phrases, worn out with common use, even of Philofophy itfeif. much is faid, and little is meant, because, 13. Among the profesors of mufic respecting them, very biule is under there are, doubtless, men of difcernment, food by the generality of those who of knowledge, and of refined taste, wha have them, Nippant on the tongue.' are yet, against their bercer judgment And what, indeed, are they, as con- coaltrained to sacrifice at the thrine of monly pradired, but the offspring of Falbion, and to bow submissive to its levity, on 2 vitiated tastemine ex. dictates. For “they who live to please crescences, the weeds only of thpt Hea- mufe please to live.”. But here only vensborn exalted science, Mufie; asłuch, let us allow of this degradation of bars they are a discredit to hormony, and are nong and abute of talent, while the in. {apied and introduced bug as light-ofs, dependent amateur, the volunteer, and und sucks to thew dexiesity in the true difciple of. APODLO, glowing with

love Hover of this rational entestaininent, tience vet à little longer, and let us ar mbtence is derived fuch elevation of foul, ther deicant on this prevailing Ton, this fo much of Terene and permanent de Briliancy and Rupidity of Finger- Hight fiyht, is indefatigable and fedtatt in called Execution, which, in all compathe nequition of a clafte, correct, and nies, ive are cold is tine fine qua non in semharic fille. I am tedioas, perhaps, Performance; and confequently we are

4 tris point, 'as poilmly I may have to believe, that those play beft who play been on tome others; but it is my ar. faftet. Such is, we well know, the dent with to affit your progrefs in the leading principle in some Schools, but Harinonic Branch of Education, as here- to them I will not you to belong. If Fotore I have done, and thall continue to run over a certain numbes of Notes for eo do, in the various parts of your fiho speedily that their utterance is too quick dattic exercites. Sumulated then, as I for the acutent car to çarch the found, am, by landable motives, verbofity and or, if dilindly heard, too trangent to circumlocution need not, I'ruft, the for make impreflion, be excellence, then an indulgente at your hands; for, as Doc. I, from organic defect, as well as frna BÈR, in the play fays. “ Were I as want of taite, incapable of thence rea tedious as a king, I could find in my ceiving any pleasure. This may re. Heart to vektow it ail on your worthip." quire much practice, and be difficult in It is, I believe, Dr. Johnson, the arrin ment; but I have said, that all wilth of modern sages, who observes, difficulties are not worth furmounting that what is not worth the trouble of for fome, as in the present in itarice, are doing weil, is not worth doing at áll. in their nature fo trilling, that they deo Surely this tententious remark must, by ferve not praise when subdued, and much all true amateurs, be held as Gospel more profitably might har vime finden. truth when applied to the doctrine of playment which is beftow cd on them. mufic, and regarded as neceisary for RAPID Execution, in the extreme, obedience in these days, when many of has by hasty perfeverance been arrived your fex devote so large a portion of at on the friccato, the wis Harp, and their time to mufical findies, that me. the Salt Box'. But how much exceed. drecrits in performance is a puint which ing every thing cllo would have heere will not procure the lezit attention the execution of the fained Horte from any one; for what were orcé CHILVERS, had the paced it over clied dificulties, and held to be fur. Keyed inftrument, when be an a'mile mountable by the rigid ftudy of profet: in a minute! How many Arokes in fors only, are now fubdued at every found tvould then have elicited from his boarding.fibroi by pouny Ladies hardly four' hoofs beyond whatever 'were, in in their icens. She, therefore, who that time, fruck from the ten fingers or fears at excellence, must take a flighis the most expert Performer that has set ihrougis regions unknown in formes appeared ! tracks, and serting anide alt regard for, 15. Among the Prano FÖRTE, RA and all attention to the frivolous and CERs of the present day, many of them superficial, muft contine and dedicate are restricted to a few Pieces expressly bir fudies to what truly is the essence, calculated to produce, as the Phrase is

, canofs, nm. plicity, 1onc, and expreffion.

wonders of velocity and dexterity of 14. From what his aiready been reid, Finger; let us suppofe obese Lessons to toa will discover, that l'am rather ini be denied them, and that, in their fearl, mical in the rage of the present day, or an efteemed Concreto of HANDEL, or what is now rermed l'encierful Execution. STANLEY, was placed on the Deik!

may hare its merits; it certainly has, with command that its Text only should in great abundance, its Admirers and be the subject of Perfornance's think as Disciples; but it accords not with you not that Admiration would ceaser may Idea of dific, and.is, I think, ever and Disappointment take placez while, exercited at the expence of Judgment perchance, fome Anc prefeaf, more end Feeling. How inbaitely superior humble, bur better taught, would, with to fuch triviality is the chaue Cantabile Eafe to them elves, and Delight. Ka she file, in Vocal indeed as well as inftru. Company, accomplifh the Tak witha Denah dctress, wherein the Ear be's Precisión, Expreflion, and an eoforces comes dubtervient to the Heart, and mept of the Motive or Sentiment of the bere P's thons, not the Senses, prehde. Author in each Movement of the Piece -- Give Ele, my dear friend, your pas to which of the fe Performers.awei

is.I dekurved deferred Preference would be given by to the Keys, is also uppleasing, and ra.

, all true Lovers of Harmony, need not ther ludicrous, for, in their whole be pointed oui to you,

length, they drop perpendicular on the ** Exunule more thun Precept frays." Instrument with a laxity and tremulation

An old and crite Maximenis, and to of cvery juint, as if they had been wetted, which I cannot, withoui some reserva. and she was taxking hem dry. It is, rion, subscribe; for Precepts are, in my I allow, caner far to point out Defcets humble conception, as Radicais, indir, than to give Instruction in the cale be. pensible in every branch of Tuition. fore us. Defects are obvivus, and strike However, for present purpofe, let us instantancoudly; but to acquire a graces gire Admission to the Asage in its uro ful deportment and a prop.r display of moft extent of mcaning; and, in Il- the Hands and Arms while at the Delk, lustration of .my Doctrine in favour of must depend greatly on making these a chale and fim le performance, permite constant object of regard--and though

, me to have the honour of introducing to “ herein the Pacient mult minister to four particular police, on my next herself," yet can the skilful and accom. Epistolars vilit, a moft diftinguithed plished )- atlift you with fome pre

, a Ch-rater in the ni dern Corps Warme- lcriptions that will prove efficacious. To nigne. Alprisent, time allows me only me it seems that the most proper and be to offer to your confideration a hint or coming inapoer is to bring the Chair (wo on the subject yet untouched by near to the Instrument, to place the tie, and indeed but seldom pointed out Body upright, the Shoulders back, the by any one.

Head as erect as a very little inclination It is a matter much deserving the at. of the Neck will admit of ; but in all tention of a Lady, how she is to present this with so much of ease and dexibility as and deport herself while at the Piano will enable you gracefully to turn your Forte, I have repeatedly noticed Head on either side, the Body and fome Capital Performers, who, while shoulders fill retaining their position. they highly gratified the Ear, have very The Arms Tould be on a level line with niuch offended the Eye, by a moft un- the Keys, ncither hanging in tharp graceful, pot to say diftorted, Position of angles below them, nor to e-shortened their Budy, and a difguftiny'y awkward in crippled state above them. The motion with sheir arms and hands. I Fingers diverging a little, and the Hands know one Lady, whose demeanor, in rather convexed, while the extreme general, is admired, but who places her Joints only of the Fingers drop on the Chair at a distance from the Instru; Keys, and are constantly kept near to ment, like a Rustic leared at the table of them, not high up.lifted and ever jumphis Lord with a plate half a yard from ing up and dwn, in manper selembling Him tubence the Body, in either case, the motion of the Jacks withinside the is bene forward, and the Arms are on Inftrument, as you inust have noticed the fulfreich to reach their object. This during the Process of tuning it, Lady's manner of applying her fingers,

(to be consinued.)

1. THEATRICAL

JOURNAL

11. SEPT. 21.

which it is not neceffary that the adress MRELLASTON appeared the fire time thould be perfectly amiable

. She was ro åt Covent Garden in the character of ceived with applause. bewa" in Tbe Jow. The popularity which 30. Mr. MURRAY, from the Bath Theatre, this gentlemian had acquired at the Haymar. appeared the first time at Covent Garden, in laet artended him to the Winter Theatre. His the oppofite characters of "Styluck in 7'hę Mera conception of the character was jutt, and his cbana of Venice, and Bagatelli, in The Poor Sol performance correct and impreffive.

dier, and in cach was received with great ap23. Mrs. Nor Tos (under the name of plaufe. Mr. Murray is a veteran actor of GnsıT), from the Birmingham Theatre, sterling mcrit, which makes it a matter of appeared the firit time at Covent Garden, in surprise that he has not been called to one of the character of Lady Wifer i in Tke Dra. Che London Theatres' much earlier. - His miniff* Her figure, voice, and expreffion, are figure is a goed one, his countenance exprefperfeâiş adapted for Stage effect, and are hve, his conception just, and, though somefuchas

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ety to enable him to fill the range of charac. 6. Mr. HARGRAVE (where real name we ters intended for him, with credit to himself believe to be Snow) appeared at Covent and justice to his employers His perfor- Garden in the character of daar er in Tbe mance of Shylock, in some parts, exceeded the Me:necineers. This genrieman formerly per. bounds of moderation ; but his conception for ined one night at this Theatre without any of the whole proved him to be perfectly mal. fuccess. He has since employed himsef at ter of his author. His representation of Ba- the Theatre in Dublin, and returns much gatelle was not inferior to the forrer. In improved, and capable of filling at least a departs of that sort de is likely to become very cint cast of parts on the London Stage. His useful, leaving abthat Theatro no competitor. figure is good, his voice powerful ; but que

OCT. 1. THE TRIUMPH OF Love, an former is not recoininended by graceful de. Operaticat Baltet, was acted the örst time at postment, nor the latter by artful modulation.

Drury Lane, in which MADAME PASISSCT, He eid ntly difplayed flrong sensibility and a from the King's Theatre in the Haymarket, warm poflifiion of the character, in the pero madelier first appearance. Ther: who remem- forinance of which be followed, though not berthe per fot inances of Garrick, Barry, Powel, servildly, the n.o tel of Mr. Kemble. He was Hendorfoni, Mrs Cibber, Pritchard, Clive, received vid great appliuse. Yates, and other performers of enini nce,

THE Wics:'LOW Mor XTAINE, a now no more, on this spot, will lament the faitc by Mr. O'Keefe, was aded the first convergan of a theatre where gemus excitid time at Cuvent Garden. This is taken, with its powers, and sense and morality improved alt rations, fion THE LAD OF THE HILLS, the mind, to the purposes of exlu iting a acted 1,8 lesson (See Vol. XXIX, p. 274). Spectacle which, to say the leait of it, cucine It was receiver with applause. never to incrude itself on either of the regular 11. Mr. Diwton, from Tunbridic, ap. theatres. T'e enlarge.nent of the house, peared the first time at Drury Lant in Skara however, having in some meaiurc deprived the Jew, This gentleman is said to have been the audience of fieing to advantage the per- brought to the London Theatre by the formances of the Drama, we suppose these mendation of the Author of the play. It is exotic entertainments have been had recourse difficult to say what luis figure may be when to, though alien to the manners and to the out of the dilgu le of the elvaracher His taste of an Englith audience. The approach voice appeared to be weak, but his conof winter, we truft, will sweep thein away tiprion of the character just, and his execu. to their proper Itarin. Madame Pari tot in. tion of ie' entitled Inm to expect, what he troduces movements and attitudes which received, a considerable Mare af applause, i excite wonder and admiration, in defiance of 13. Malsmes was revived at Covent Garden the common laws of dancing, and which Theatre ; Mshomet by Mr. Pope; Alcanor, hitherto hod rör been imagined within the li- Mi. Muriay; Zaphna, Mr. Hargraves and mits of anatomical posfibility. She balances Palauira, Miss ALIACHAM being her first "her-figure with ease, delicacy, and elegance, a; pearance on any Stage.

impracticabe to other performers, and to be Cf the laciy much expectation in ay be - Attemped generally at the expence of deco. scracd. He: perfun is net 'abeve the mid* rum and grace. The Ballet was well com- dle height; her face handiure and expref. poled and well executed, and in its proper five ; her voice, when not Atrained, appeared theatre would be entitled to applaute. mofical and impreifive ; and, thoogh dhe

5. Mr.WxDDY, from the Norwich 'i heatre; managemene of her person at times was hardly i appeared the first time at Covent Garden, in graceful, yet on the whole, ber pertoritanec

the character of Comolly in Tb Seboro for Wines appeared to be the result of mucltitudy and

This gentieman has tong been the taveur te alienion. She seemed less embari affed than L low corredjan in the range of the Norwich young performers usually are, and some doubts

Company, and performed the part iigned may be entertained whether her powers at

him with judgment, force, and eike ct. prefent are equal to fo large a Theatre. On a qVI Afterwards a young lady of the name of small one her fuccefs would almost be cer. TOWNSEND, niece of Mrs. Huard, of Drury tain." Lane Theatre, appeared the firtt tiine on any Mr. Murray's Alcanor was an excellent Slage in Regns. She is very young, her persormance, and Mr. Hargrave in Zaphna, perfou ele ant and beauti:ul, anit her voics, and Mr. Pope in Malionet, bous deferved apthomgli dok powerful, livect and milodious. plaufe.

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Thy preferite to my figiit may till deny, WRAPT in Reflection's pause, the penfive Thy boyish form, familiar to my mind,

Still nl!s the gaze of Mem'ty's' faithful With Mem'sy's fervid eye che part scene eyt.

views Thce, G-n, there my heart delights to

And whilft (remote from thee) my wild. Lays find,

flow, And, melting at the name, the pleasing

Whilst languid Sorrow's mournfud plaints * are mine,

* ,lf 11:11 thought pursues.

Whilft my soul thrinks beneath its weighs of I dwell upon the joys of tender age,

woe, Ah! joys too often mix'd with leart felt

May every bliss uncainted fill be shine! pain;

Framgren on Severn, HORTENSIUS. When Now we toild through Maro's polish'd Grocrjtcrphire, 08, 6, 1796. .. 24'£1

* page, *. Or tighter ran o'er Ovid's playful Itrain.

LINES FOR A TABLET, -4** The happy moment come, from durance To be placed in the Cathedral Church 20 free,

Wells, in Memory of T, LINLEY, Efq. How lightly did we brush the verdang and his cwo Daughters, Mrs. 'SHERIDAN mead,

and Mrs. TICKELL, who are there interred. Or in the well-worn path beneath the tree We cha;'d with eager Nep the rolling Cir. IN this bleft Pile, amid whole favoring

gloom cle's fpeed *.

Fancy still loves to guard her Votary's Tornb, . These plays of frolic youth too quickly o'er Shall I wichhold, what all the Virtues cluin, :(How blast if life could linger in this

The sacred tribute to a Father's name? di (vene),

And yet, bless'd Saint ! the skill alone was With ardent.genius fraught with classic lore,

thine, You left with tearful eye our little green. To breathe with truth the tributory line ; Far off from thee my lot does Fortune place, The nem'sy of departed worth to save, s to yet fill my boroin heave's with many a

And snatch the fading Laurel from the Agh, ti!!

Grave ! And t'te foartir'd'in Hope's delutive chace, And oh! my Sisters, peaceful be your reft, 30. 18 I with thy Tympathizing fpirit nigh.

Once more reposing on a Father's breast;

You, whom he lov'd, whale notes fo Soft, Yet lave id beard (how. grateful was the

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Would sometimes wildly Boat upon his car, 1 Ibai in, th' illumin'd page thay genius

As the soft lyre he touch'd with mournful 5643 2. breaches,

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NV 1.9 That warm with zeal you've trod the classic

And Recollection's tear bedew'd his face. : filhos? 3 ground,

Yes, most belov'd! if every grateful care ** That Polly for thee bean fairest garland To loothe lis hours, his ev'ry with to Mars ; wreathes, tiden

If the fond Mother, and the tenden Wifes ! I've heard with raptur'd ear, that Beauty's Could add fresh comfort to his ene of life bloom

If Youth, if Beauty, Eloquence could With grateful Love thy rifing years lias charm,

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Genius delight him, or Affe&tion warm. I Than' wit, or wealth, or fame, a happier Your's was the pleating talk from day to day, doam,

While Heav'n approv'd, 3 and Virtur led the I love be thine, let folly take the reft.

Way! ing 9110T I Far off retira to thy paternal fields,

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THE CIT'S BIRTH DAY ODE. 14 And blessing (to be bleft) thy only aim ; Ah! to this the fruits Ambition (N. London-oncé. tberedwelowa Wottby yields,

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