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Edinburgh for any other situation whatever; nor would
JUSTICE AND MERCY. her friends be justified in recommending such a step.
(From the German of Krummacher.) We
e are aware, that, during her late visit to London, she received many most tempting offers from the
Aud earthly power doth then shine likest God's,
When mercy seasons justice. managers of the Minor Theatres, which she thought proper to decline. It is now, indeed, more common
In the East there reigned a mighty monarch; and, one for performers of celebrity to stoop to the rank of these Minor Establishments, still, we believe, Miss
day, as he sat upon his throne in judgment, lo! his Jarman prefers the honourable situation of leading queen entered, rage upon her every feature, and anger actress in the Northern Metropolis, to even the bribe
flashing from her eyes, and demanded vengeance upon of appearing, at a larger salary, on the same boards
a criminal who had dared to insult her by offering for with Vestris, Liston, Farren, and others.
her acceptance a jeweled bracelet, which had been
afterwards found to be formed of counterfeits. Al. To us it has always appeared one of the most inexplicable things in life, that she was ever permitted to
ready, she said, the villain atones for the insult in the leave London. We have seen all the talent in and
deepest and darkest dungeon of the palace; but his
life shall be the forfeit of his crime; on mine own life out of London, even to the Huddart and Taylor of yesterday,-excepting Miss Kemble, Miss Phillips,
have I sworn it. I demand, O King! that on the and Miss E. Tree,-and are satisfied, that unless it be
morrow he be condemned to encounter a raging lion.
Nay, dearest, let us not give judgment in anger, one of the latter, there is not an actress in the whole length and breadth of the kingdom equal to her. The
replied the monarch; for how can justice ever agree correct estimate she forms of her character—the judg
with anger? Never should a ruler be governed by ment with which she lays it out in its several features
his passions—is he not the image and vicegerent of the -the beauty of her elocution, which, regarded either
Most High? as an echo to the sense, or merely as a specimen of
Doth not God show his anger then when he sends
the storm and the tempest ? demanded the queen. pleasing intonation, falls so grateful on the ear—and
Nay, replied the monarch, even in the whirlwind he the ease and elegance of her manner which gives to all her attitudes the grace and dignity of some admired
remembers mercy. Ali, my beloved, how willingly
would man depict the Almighty after the likeness of production of the artist-form such a constellation of
himself. excellencies, that, like Sterne's monk, they “must be
But the rage of the queen increased, and she anbewitched that are not struck with them.” We know there are many in London who are ready to inquire
swered and said, Yet doth God hate and punish the with Gloster, on every mention of her name as leading
transgressor, and not in vain hath he put the sword of actress of the North, " What does she in the North, justice into the hand of my lord the king : All that I
ask then is, that this villain may meet the reward of when she should be serving their Majesties in the
his crime. Already has he been ordered to prepare South ?” But we trust the period is not far distant,
for death: let not his doom be changed ! Well then, when it will be seen that the public of the North can
said the king, but even as thou wishest! To-morrow, as well appreciate, and as largely reward dramatic
saidst thou ? talent, as their brethren of the sister kingdom.
And on the morrow the drums and cymbals anThe most prominent feature in Miss Jarman's ex
nounced the bloody spectacle, and the queen arose, terior is her eye, which sparkles with a lustre never to and, followed by a glittering train of attendants, came be forgotten by those on whom it has once alighted.
to feast her eyes in the triumph of rage : for to the It is the index of that intellectual fire which shines
irritated mind vengeance is as the cooling cordial. through all her efforts, and which ever threatens to
And the lists were all prepared, and on the herald's burst forth and consume the chaff around her. It has
summons, the criminal came trembling into the arena ; fallen upon us—and we have felt, when suffering under
and the drums and the cymbals again sent forth their the individuality of its piercing glance, as if tied to a
deafening clamour. stake, whence there was no retreating, but in the
And lo! in place of the raging lion, there entered mercy of the spell that bound us.
a milk-white peaceful lamb, and it playfully approached Miss Jarman's performances are distinguished by the shuddering malefactor: and the boom of the drum the nice taste and genuine feeling which they display. and the clang of the cymbal ceased, and there were Witness the delicate tenderness she infuses into her heard the sweet and silvery tones of flutes and harps, Ernestine, her Aloyse, her Christine, and her Rachel and the lamb drew nigh unto the feet of the trembling Heywood. Her modulations are the purest our criminal, and innocently gazed upon his face. ever caught. The sweet tones of that silvery voice, The queen looked towards her husband, and a blush and the exquisite skill that manages them, are the overspread her beauteous countenance. And he said, admiration of all.
thy look, my beloved, assures me that I have well Miss Jarman is an artiste. The dressing of her exercised the right of retaliation. He who deceived characters, and her attitudes in Helena, Marion Ran- thee, has been himself deceived, and to thee is granted say, and the “ Lady of Munster," prove this."
the noble in place of the ignoble—wbilst the blushes Miss Jarman is the legitimate successor of Mrs. H.
on thy cheeks, fairer far than the purple that adorns Siddons, and we cannot confer a higher or juster com
thee, are to me a rich reward : for thy countenance pliment than to say, that she is every way worthy of
assures me that I have acted as the image and the that appellation. Mrs. H. Siddons was the acknow
vicegerent of the Most High. ledged model of every female accomplishment, and
Then a burst of music announced that the spectacle Miss Jarman has received such marked attention from
was at an end, and all the people shouted, Long live the respectable circles of Edinburgh, Bath and Dublin,
our noble king, and bis gracious queen! as leaves no room to doubt that she is equally deserv
CUPID'S REGISTER FOR APRIL. ing of regard, as the amiable lady and the accomplished actress. Long may she be spared an ornament to her pro
The Register for April would have appeared before this, had it fession. Long may she labour in the laudable ambition not been that the attention of our communicative friend, Auntie of elevating the character of the Scottish drama—till Pyet, who, as our readers are aware, is a very pious, good sort of at length, relieved from the burden of public duty, she a woman, has been very much engrossed by the religious ferment can, with the most perfect complacency, withdraw into which has lately arisen in our City. Indeed, so much has she the privacy of friendship’s circle, carrying with her the been withdrawn from all amatory matters, that, though we have remembrance of her services and their reward, her called upon her again and again, in the course of the month, for wrongs and her forgiveness.
the purpose of obtaining the requisite information, we have in
advice to your niece," continued Miss Pyet, addressing herself to the party most interested, “ is to encourage the addresses of Mr. and I think, in time, she will forget the fauce face with the red nose that made such an impression on her when she was a child.” This judicious recommendation, after a slight opposition, was agreed to; so Mr. is to have full liberty to sport his red nose, and make speeches at No.
A certain young divine has, within these four weeks, been done out of the favour of a good jointure widow, by a more experienced brother of the cloth, whom he had rather incautiously employed to make up a little fracas that had taken place between thein.
On the 30th of April, cake and compliments were received by the friends of the young lady and the W. S. whom we alluded to in our first number of the register. We are always correct in our conjectures.
Will it be believed by the readers of “ The Day,” that two young ladies, from a fashionable part of the town, and who have received what is generally considered a good education, actually accompanied one of their servants to a beldame, who lives in an obscure corner of the for the purpose of having their fortunes told !!! We have had occasion to know all the particulars that took place, and, if we hear of the visit being repeated, we shall certainly inflict a little animadversion upon them.
There is a very extraordinary match on the tapis at present, and which we alluded to at the close of our register for March ; and we intended to have given the particulars in our present number, but a letter from the young lady, to a female friend, in which the opinion she formerly entertained of the gentleman is given rather freely, having been traced to the possession of Auntie Pyet, we refrain from saying any thing at present, as our amiable friend has promised to give such an explanation of the manner in which she obtained the letter, as will completely refute the disingenious calumny which is at present in circulation. We hope the fair portion of our readers will suspend their judgment till they hear Miss Pyet's version of the matter, which we promise shall appear in our register for May.
variably found that she was either closeted with one or both of the heads of our universities, or with some of the reverend requisitionists. Knowing, as we do, the shrewd, intelligent character of our friend, her intimate knowledge of the world and the feelings of the public, we were not at all surprised to find her advice in so much request among the worthy unsophisticated clergy of our City, who, from their reeluse habits and retiring modesty, cannot be supposed to be at all conversant with the manners and opinions of their townsmen. Finding her time so much occupied, we began to shy her bell-pull, and did not repeat our call till we received a nod of recognition from the gallery of the Assembly rooms, where she had ensconced herself, in order to hear the elegant orations that graced our public meeting on the late momentous question. As in duty bound, we attended her home, after the business of the day was over, when we learned in confidence that, independent of the advices she had given, which she was sorry to find had not been exactly followed, she had a principal hand in composing most of the speeches of her party. Indeed, we scarcely required to be told this, as we frequently detected the style and train of thinking of the worthy, well-meaning old woman in the course of the debate. Having thus, as we conceive, explained to our readers, in a satisfactory manner, the reasons why Cupid's Register for April has been withheld till the 12th of May, we shall now proceed with some of the notices which we alluded to in our last.
On repeating our call at street, we were ushered into the parlour, where we found Auntie Pyet gossiping away, with about half-a-dozen old maids, seemingly about the same age with herself. The subject which this little possie of faded flowers were discussing was instantly dropped on our entrance ; Auntie Pyet, however, having announced to them that we were the medium through which she communicated with “ The Day,” the ladies were highly delighted with the visit, and the current of conversation, which had been partially interrupted, instantly gushed forth from its various channels with more fluency than ever. The matter under review was the pros and cons, connected with the sealed tenders, which a certain gentleman had given in for the consideration of the parents of a very beautiful and accomplished young lady, the niece of one of the parties present, who had, in consequence, taken the liberty of holding a divan in Miss Pyet's, in order to canvas the propriety of the connection.
The objections on the part of the young lady were stated to be only two-the first was, that the gentleman had not paid sufficient attention to herself before he applied to her parents; and the second, that he had a most enormous red nose, a thing which she held in mortal antipathy, having been terrified when a child by a masque with a nose of this description. Auntie Pyet was the first to deliver her sentiments. She observed that, as the young lady complained of want of attention on the part of the gentleman, there was a probability that her reluctance to the red nose might in time be overcome, if he endeavoured to make up by a little assiduity, for his past neglect. We see many ladies, continued our sensible friend, who have husbands with red noses, and yet we never hear that these noses are any interruption to eir connubial happiness. “ That may be all true, Miss Pyet," said one of the divan, “but may-be these ladies you speak of had not been frightened in their infancy with red noses, consequently they could have no settled dislike to them ; but, for my part, I would not advise any young lady to marry a gentleman who had any thing about him which she regarded with antipathy; antipathies are very dangerous in families, Miss Pyet, and often produce disagreeable consequences ; you know Mr
intends to marry, just to have an heir to his estate, and if the heir should chance to have wee red nose, like its father, would it no be a queer-like wean? what do ye think, Miss Rinkle ?" “ 'Deed, mem, I think if it had a muckle red nose, like its father, it would be still a queerer like wean. I kent a red-nosed gentleman that had a child that was such a caricature o' himself that naebody could look at the twa without laughing, and the honest gentleman was just tormented out o' his life about
“ And what did he do, mem?” asked the aunt of the young lady.
“ Do, mem : he just took up his hat and gaed away to America.” “0, Miss Rinkle,” said Auntie Pyet, “I know the gentleman you allude to, but he had other reasons, assure you, for going away to America than a red-nosed childthere was no laughing among his friends after he went off; but my
The distaste of the inhabitants of Glasgow for theatrical amusements has almost become proverbial, but on this, as well as on every other subject, people, now-a-days, will have their own opinion-nor can we be blamed for having ours. We do not consider empty boxes or distress of managers, even to bankruptcy, to be proofs of this too common observation; on the contrary, we look on them as convincing proofs of the good taste of our citizens. If we look back as far as we remember, to the companies of Montgomerie, Johnston, Mason, Byrne and Seymour, and now to that of Mr. Alexander, we may find in each, three, four, or five clever performers; but we all know that it requires at least treble that number, to compose a company fully qualified for the representation of the legitimate Drama. The modern Athenians modestly arrogate to themselves, the possession of superior taste in this, as well as in every other respect, and are charitable enough, among their many contemptible attacks on their rivals of the West, to assert, that our neglect of the Drama may be added to the many proofs of our total destitution of intellectual decernment. What merit have they in attending a theatre where the Drama is so admirably conducted ! Would we not do the same if our stage could boast of such performers as the following, who composed the Edinburgh Company two or three years ago:— Messrs. Vandenhoff, Pritchard, Murray, Jones, Mackay, Mason, Stanley, Denham, and Thorne; and in the female department, Mrs. Siddons, Renauld, Eyre, Stanley, Nicol, and Misses Noel, Tunstall, Nicol Gray, and Fairbrother.—Here are no less than nineteen performers, every one of whom, who choose to visit Glasgow, were starred in our bills, in two-inch letters. We trust our manager will, by the commencement of another season, put the taste of the Glasgowegians to the test, by improving his company, and we can assure him, he will receive an adequate return for the trouble he may have in making the selection.
We were delighted to observe the theatre crowded almost to suffocation on Miss Jarman's benefit. She has long been a great favourite in Glasgow—she is an admirable actress, and, what is still more praise-worthy, a most amiable and accomplished young lady. We hope the many convincing proofs that she has received from a Glasgow audience, of their admiration of her qualities, may induce her soon to revisit our theatre. We would also speak highly of Mr. Ternan, and hope to have the pleasure of seeing him, before he leaves this country for London, where, we understand, he has received an engagement. Mr. Williams, of the Haymarket, (would we could say of Dunlop Street) has also left us-his performances are replete with real genuine comic humour, and those scenes, where pathos and fine feeling are required, he
BONNY FLORY. Tune—“ Push about the jorum."
executes with a delicacy, and truth to nature, rarely to be met with. We have never seen a closer resemblance between any two performers than in this gentleman and Mr. Murray of Edinburgh. Indeed, were we led into a theatre blindfolded, during Mr. Williams' performance, we would almost suppose it was Mr. Murray who was speaking. This we are convinced arises from no servile imitation, on the part of either of the gentlemen, but attribute the similitude altogether to chance. We have never seen Weekes to greater advantage than in has last engagement; he has been playing many excellent parts with a deal of spirit and originality; his Dr. O'Tool, Captan O'Cutter and Sergeant Liffy, are sterling pieces of acting. We understand this gentleman, when concluding his engagement in the Theatre Royal Dublin, determined to produce a novelty for his benefit, and appeared as Zanga in the Revenge. We hope he will do the same in Glasgow.
Before closing this article, we would take the liberty of expressing not only our own opinion, but that of all our Play-going friends, upon two nuisances, which, we trust, the manager will have the kindness to do away with: they must be apparent to every person who attends the theatre.— First, admitting the half-price, at a certain hour. Almost every night during Miss Jarman's and Mr. Ternan's engagement, the rush to the pit and gallery of those, coming at half-price, took place during the most interesting part of their performances. If we could judge from the expression of their faces, this was an interruption they did not at all relish, and to the audience nothing could be more annoying. We would therefore recommend Mr. Alexander to adopt Mr. Murray's plan of stating at the bottom of the bills, that half-price will be taken at the end of the third act of Tragedy or Comedy, or at the end of the second of Opera, which is expected to take place at o'clock. We hope this will be attended to. The Second grievance complained of is, the length of the performance. To sit tive hours in a theatre is too much for the most of people; yet, if there happens to be an interesting piece, such as the “ Rent Day," to conclude the evening's amusements, we must either deny ourselves the pleasure of seeing it altogether, or sit till one o'clock next morning. Mr. Alexander should return to the good old system of giving only two pieces, so that the performances would be concluded by, at farthest, half-past eleven. The good people of Germany, who perhaps of all the European Nations, love dramatic amusements the best, go to the theatre at six, and are able, after seeing one good play at a cheap rate, to sit down to a comfortable supper at a quarter before nine.
I've lodg'd wi' mony a browster wife,
And pree't her bonny mou ;
Was Mistress Dougal Dhu.
Though always kind I've thought her ; My pleasure is tae sit beside
Her rosy-cheeked daughter.
Is never out o' season;
I will explain the reason.
Her tongue kind hairst discloses, Her teeth shew winter's flakes o' snaw,
Set round wi' simmer's roses. Then I'll awa tae the Hielan' hills,
Whar heather bells are springing ;
And hear the linties singing.
Frae 'neath their leafy cover,
And vow myself her lover.
The dandy in his corset ;
In hodden-grey and worset.
Although it's hard and hacket,
A bargain we shall mak it.
GLASGOW LITERARY NOVELTIES.
( A Jeu d'Espirit.)
Spanish Cities.— There exists, in Spain, a nobility of cities as well as of men. The Spaniards preserve so much respect for their old institutions, that their capital still bears the name of Villa, or country-town, whereas, some poor villagers pride themselves on that of Ciudad, or city, either because they have received this title, and the privileges attached to it, as the reward of some great proofs of devotion to their country or sovereign, or inherited it from the ruined towns upon which they themselves are founded. When a Spaniard is asked where he was born, he answers, I am the son of such a town; and this expression, which intimately identifies him with the place of his birth, causes him to attach the more value to the dignity of his native city.-M. de Rocca.
Curious CALCULATION.-If a man was employed to count the National Debt, supposing he reckoned 100 pieces every minute for 12 hours a day, it would take hiin 30 years to count it in sovereigns, 600 years to count it in silver, and fourteen thousand four hundred years to count it in copper. In shillings, placed in a line, it would reach ten times round the earth, or once to the moon (240,000 miles.) Its weight in gold is 5625 tons—in silver, 89,000 tons, in copper, 21,400,000 tons. It would take 100 barges, 56 tons burden each, to carry it in gold — 1600 barges to carry it in silver, or 382,000 barges to carry it in copper; these would reach 5000 miles placed close to one another.
To carry it in copper it would take upwards of 21 millions of carts, each one ton ; to carry it in silver, nearly 90,000 carts; to carry it in gold 5625 carts.
A TERRIFIC MACHINE.—At one of the recent sittings of the French Academy of Sciences, a description was read of a machine for raising water, invented by a M. Cagniard-Latom. The principle of the invention is the same as that of the “ Seville pump," and the greatest novelty about it is its name, wbich is so truly French that we have devoted a corner to its preservation. What do our readers think of such a sounding and terrific designation as “the hydraulic volcano ?"- N. B. The chief use of said volcano is to raise water for tbe supply of a wash-hand-basin ! -Literary Guardian.
By taking revenge a man is only even with his enemy; but in passing over an injury be is superior.
Wit is a shining quality that every body admires, most people aim at, all people fear, and few love, unless in themselves.
We do not live in an age when there is so much need to bid men to be wary, as to take care that they be innocent.
Let us take heed, for mercy is like a rainbow which God sets in the clouds to remember mankind; it shines here as long as it is not hindered, but we must never look for it after it is night, and it sbines not in the other world.- Toylor.
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A MORNING JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, FINE ARTS, FASHION, &c.
GLASGOW, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1832.
RUMBLEGUMPY; OR, HENDERSON'S PRO- Every man being furnished with his preliminary VERBS ILLUSTRATED.
tumbler, the business of the evening commenced by
two gentlemen, who certainly acquitted themselves in No book, we believe, was ever issued from the Glasgow such a manner as to make the nature of the game press, which has attracted so much attention, as the perfectly intelligible to all such novices as we. Involume of Scottish Proverbs lately put forth by Mr. deed, Uncle Duncan, whose broad, west Highland Andrew Henderson. Whether this circumstance aris- accent, seemed to tickle the fancy of the company, apes from the estimation in which his character, as peared to be so highly pleased with the diversion, that, an artist and a gentleman, is held among an extensive on being proposed as an illustrator, he expressed no circle of respectable acquaintances, or from the intrin- reluctance to the honour. It was, however, with no sic merit of the collection, we shall not take upon our- small misgivings for his success, that we heard him selves to say, but of this we are assured, that the commence the following illustrative story :-" I am volume in question has not only afforded a great fund sure,” says he, looking round the company, " that no of amusement at private parties, but has, also, given gentleman here will know nothing about the Laird rise to a game among certain of the facetie of our of Corkagit. He was a decent man once, but he's a city, which bids fair to rival, in popularity, even the poor man now, but there's no use in going about the far-named Hy Jinks itself. This game, which, we bush with it, the man's dead, honest man, and there's believe, originated one night with a party of choice an end of him ; but he had two sons—ah ! the decent spirits in Anderson's tavern, may be played by a whole lads !--the one was a nice lad on the pipes, and the company, and the more numerous the company hap- other was the best shot in all Argyllshire. Well, the pens to be, the greater is the chance for amusement. lads were very poor, for their father left nothing. It is played thus :- Two gentlemen are pitted against Well, what would you have of it—the twa went away each other, one selects a proverb from · Henderson's on board a man-o'-war, and the piper lad he got on to collection, which he endeavours to illustrate by a story. be piper to the ship—and, gentlemen, let me tell you, If he fails in giving what the majority think a fair is. piper to a 74 is no small perquisite. Well, the ship lustration of his subject, or if his opponent, who takes they were in was at the battle of Trafalgar; and after up the game after him acquits himself better, the first the battle the poor piper lad was no to be seen no forfeits a“rumbled egg and tumbler” to his rival. From where nor no place; his brother went through every corthis circumstance it is, that some bave supposed, that ner of the ship crying Donald! but no Donald was there; the amusement acquired the name of Rumblegumpy, but just in the close of the evening he heard the pipes but we have reason to be of opinion, that the name far, far out at sea, and he knew they were Donald's refers to that degree of shrewd discriminating saga. pipes ; but the crew fell a-laughing at the lad. Well, city, or what is sometimes called auldfarrendness, or their laughing was soon stopped, for the pipes came rumelgumption, which it is necessary for a man to pos- nearer and nearer, as if they were chased by a hurrisess in order to acquit himself sufficiently well to escape cane, and the sound came up to the vessel, but no piper the penalties of the game. Be that as it may, the game was to be seen, although from the sound it seemed as if of Rumblegumpy is generally played by the company in he was just at their elbow. Well, the next moment the pairs—though, occasionally, the party is divided into pipes would seem as if they were playing on the mast equal numbers, and two or more gentlemen are appoint-top, but no one would venture up but the poor
lad's bro. ed on each side as illustrators—those losing pay along ther
, and up he went; but when he got up, there was no with their party all the forfeits. We may also add, Donald there, and he heard the pipes as if they were that the person who gives the illustration, may men
playing in the hold, but no one ventured down, so tion bis proverb either at the beginning or close of his down he went himself—and when he got down he heard story, as he finds it suitable to his purpose. It was the pipes playing just as if they were a mile down, down only a few nights ago that we became aware of the in the deep sea: then again he would hear them far to existence of this very rational and entertaining amuse
the south ; then he would hear them far to the west ; ment. Happening, one evening last week, to give the then they wad be here, and there, and every whére. At assistance of our arm, along the Trongate, to our wor
last he was sure it could be nothing but Donald's thy friend Uncle Duncan, who, we are sorry to say,
ghost, for he kent his music. Well, next day, the Capis now getting frail, and whose face, like the dial plate tain he saw the crew was very much alarmed about of the new Exchange, is gradually disclosing the poor Donald's ghost, and he set them a-fishing to dimarks of time, he requested to stop, and rest himself vert them. Well, it was a very calm day, and while in the shop of a noted Bibliopole, opposite the tavern they're fishing they sees a great fish, with a white belly, we formerly alluded to. It was near the closing hour, rumbling and tumbling on the water, and, as it seemed, when two or three of the Council of Ten, and some either dead or 'no far from it, they sent out two boats others of the crack spirits of the west dropped in, and
to tow it to the vessel, and when they got to it they a game at Rumblegumpy being proposed, Uncle Dun- found it was as dead as a haddock. Well, they hauled can, whose curiosity was excited, agreed to be of the it on board, and the poor lad that had lost his brother party. We, therefore, crossed the street in a body,
was leaning on the gunwale, weeping and wailing very and was fortunate enough to find the favourite room Well, the Captain he gave him the job to cut up in the south end of the house, unoccupied. This, we
the fish, just to divert him, poor lad. Well, he rips understand, since the publication of Mr. Henderson's up the belly of the fish—and a great big shark it wasproverbs, is a rare occurrence, Mrs. Anderson being and what does he see in the belly of the fish but a bu. the only landlady within the jow of our city bells, who man hand-(this you will say was no to be wondered can produce the rumbled forteit to perfection.
at, because at the battle of Trafalgar there was a great Vol. II.No. 3.