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Pears. Earl of Eliex The Earl of Eflex 10 Hotipur First Part of Henry IV 11 Fribble

Mirs in Her Teens 12 Lear

King I er 13 Hiftings

Jane Shore 14 Alonzo


Aizuna 16 Pierre

Venice Preservou * 17 Don John The Chances 18 Conius

Conus 19 Othello

Othello 20 Archer

The Stratagem 21 Ranger The Suspicious Hui

band 22 Sir John Brute The Provokel Wife 27 Belville

The School for Wires 24 Henry ll. Henry II. 25 Beverley The Man of Business 26 Zanga The Revenge 27 Ford

The Merry Wives of

Windior 28 Posthumus

Cymheline 29 Sbylock The Merchant of Ve

nice 30 Lorenzo The Spanish Fryar 31 Sciolto

The Fair Penitent 32 Morcar


First Part of Henry IV. 34 Velasquez Braganza 35 Olmond

King Arthur 36 Sir Giles Over- New way to say old reach

delves 37 Jupiter Amphitryor 38 King John

King John 39 Ja himi

Cymbeline 40 Glenalvon


Edward and Eleanora 12 Chamont

The Orphan 43 Baitary

King John 44. Oroonoko


Second Part Henry IV. 46 Lusignan

Zara 47 Clytus

The Rival Queens 48 Hargrave

The Runaway 49 Honeywood

The Good-natured Man 5e Campiey The Funeral 51 Valentine

Love for Love $2 Henry V.

Henry V. 53 Oímyn

The Mourning Bride

The Jealous Wife 65 Don John The Man's the Master 56 Alwin

The Counters of Salita

bury 57 Lord Guildford Lady Jane Grey

Dudley 58 Alcanor

Mahomet 59 Jaques As You Like It 60 Atall

The Double Gallant 61 Henry VI. Richard III.



PLAYS. 63 Falstaff

Merry Wives

Windfor 64 Regulus The Inflexible Captive 65 Sr. Th. OverborySir Thomas Overbury

6" Lord Chalkitone Lethe *67 Leon

Rule a Wife and Have

a Wife 68 Col. Tamper The Deuce is in him 69 Mirabel

The Inconstant 75. Luvelers

Love's Lalt Shirt 71 Nianty

The Plain Dealer
72 iseverley The Gamefter
7; Belmont

The Fouodling *.74 Evander The Grecian Daughter

Julius Cæsar

The Roman Sacrifice 77 Edgar Atheling The Battle of Hastings *78 Horatius The Rom.d Father 79 £lop

Ælop * 8o Chorus

Henry V. * 81 Birino

The L'w of Lombardy "* 8: Dominic The Spanish Fryar * 83 Sioi za

The Duke of Milan 84 Tamerlane Tamerlane * 85 Wolicy

Henry VIII. 86 Charles

The School for Scandal 87 Cato

Calo 88 Octavio

She Would and She

Would not 89 Aubrey

The Fathionable Lover 90 Sir John Flower- School for Fathers

91 Phírnaces Siege of Sinope

Mesture for Measure
'The Count of Nar

bonne 95 Fitzherbert Which is the Man 96 Makwell The Double Dealer 67 Sullivan The Walloons 98 Higcon The Comedy of Errors

The Wife's Relief 100 Pyrrhus The Distreft Mother Toi Mercurio Romeo and Juliet 102 Prospero The Tempest ** 103 Leontes The Winter's Tals 104 Sir Ant. Bram-The Discovery

ville Ios Philodamus Philodamus * 106 Loru Davenant The Mysterious Hu

band 107 Malvolio

Twelfth Nigle 108 Vorval Douglas

109 Sir Ch. Easy The Careless Husband

110 Old Wilmot The Shipwreck U11 Biron

Isabella 112 Caled

The Siege of Damascus 113 Theteus

Phædra and Hippolitus
The Arab
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The delicate precision often ncceljury in Translation.
THT part tif my temper which inclines Aattery of low mercenary dependants whicks

bo Republicanism was not a little stirred ailuils their inexperienced entrance on the a few evenings ago, at the Coffee-touse, on rank of men, during the wildelt ebullitia realing the sllowing jeux d'esprit tra!"f-ted of the passions; and above all, for that unfra ide French of M. de Voltaire and the happy idea of their high superiority of birda King of Prutli..

and fortune which makes their heads gidey, M. de VOLTAIRE to the Princrss Amelia nf and to fancy they are on high towers looking Pralia.

down on the bulk of society, when in realay Some truth we may descry

they are much below it. But whatever 2poEr’s in the greatest lye.

logies may be made for the ignorance and Tonight I dream'd i lat

confequent infolence of too many of our own Erstond in regal state :

lordlings, the Great Frederic, the philosoTo love you then I dard;

pher and hero of the North, needs no sucha Ny more, that lox'e declar'd;

palliation or defence. He knows what fenAni unen l’woke, one but I stid retair'd; timents are liberal, and worthy of an inMy kingdom vanish'd, but my love re- ftructed mind; insolence and contempt in mann'd.

him therefore are triply aggravated, triply Tous anwered by sbe Poet-ll'arrior-King. odious. But when that contempt is bestowDreams commonly we sce

ed on abilities superior to his own, it is Wich characters agree.

quite unsufferable. Sir W. Temple says, Thus heroes pass the Rhine,

ten thousands of men are born with abilities And merchants count their coin, and requisites to make great kings, gerierals and Anii matitt bay the moon :

statesmen, for one that is born with the taBut when, conceited loon!

Jents or mind necessary to form the great poet. Voltaire here dreams of empire, on my Yet it seems his accomplished Majesty of word,

Rerlin thought it bla phemy itself in Voltaire Thos to abule a dream is moft abfurd. even to dream that he was one of that sucred

After I retired from the Coff:e-buse I order of superior and beaven-defcended Pe<uld not get, what I then thought, the ex- ings called kings! Had I read this of James trene sidence of his Majesty out of my 1. such infolence would have been in this sunod, but fat fulf-dretsed by my bed-lide in- racter; and I should only have laughed ; eging in these indignant reveries : What but in ihe great and justly-admired Frederic, ch rzeters, thought I, have more disgraced it is intolerable.- --Thus far had my Reverie man nature than those of kings ! the kings carried my indignation, when turning over of every nation, Jews and Gentiles, Greeks fome numbers of the Journal des Scavans, 23] Barbarians, Turks and Chriftians? What which lay on the table, in hope of some descriptio of men ever exceeded them in amusement, I luckily fell upon the original preilon and injustice, in rapine, murder verfes of Voltaire and his Majesty, and was desery cruelty, in unlimited indulgence agreeably deceived on finding that the intim of lbe basert and lowest pallions ! Bue it bence which had chagrined me, Jay not in hurts me to dograde human padure 109 much. the French of the king's reply, but in the The fault of those multitudes who, posietled clumsy turn of the English tranNation. The of the title and power of kings, have dif- original ends thus: graced the name of man, is to be traced in Mais quand Voltaire en Prusse, pour faire their unhappy education. The extreme in. lo fuquin, folence of chole wbr, according to the vul- S'imagine etre Roi, gar error, are styled the Great, has in every Ma foi ceji abufer d'un Jonge. age been the contempt of philosophers and Here the turn or point is delicate, and generous informed minds. But such minds, elegantly witty. It is not as in the English, on cooler thoughts, will no more blame hu- or rather Scotch translator, from the Scotch mau 12 ure for the worthleffness of the great

word in it: majority of those ruigarly called the Great, But when, conceitud loon, the fungous excrescences of society, than Voltaire here dreams of empire, on my they will blame the good timber of an old

word, oak tree on account of the useless fungous ex- Thus to abuse a dream is moft absurd. Crescences that poze out of its rhind. Such Here dreams of empire obvioully means, in minds witt make allowances for the miserable his verles he dreams of cmpire ; and that indulgence shown to the earliest ve: of for fisch u fellow as be to dream of empire, princes and of our young gentry; for

was to abuse a dream moft absurdly. But


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the whole of which is literally thus : is as good-natured as it is sharp-pointed, and

" It is commonly remarked ibat our dreams is entirely free of that insolence which the

are analogous in our character. A bero clumsy English verfion suggested to Oy “ dreams that he has paf: obe Kbine; a indignation. 46 chuni, that be has made bis frıeune ; and a Memorandum, if ever any acquaintance I “ dug, ibai be lays ibe néon. But when Vola have a regard for intend to translate poetry “ care in Prulli.i, to play z Lis buifconery, from one language into another, lay this eximagines bivjelf in be kirg; (not a king) ample before him ; and tell him, that ibe de

by my faits, ibis is abuting a dream.The licate precision lo necesary in translation, pure point here is truly Altic: the monarch laughs ticularly in works of wit and humour, reat him for dreaming that he was king in quires a similarity of feeling and tafte with Prullia. Voltaire only says, he dreamed he his author, without which he will neither was advanced to the rank of kings; but his understand him, do him common justice, Mjesty's turn, en Prulle s'imagine etre Roi! or himleif the maileft credit. ** in Prullia to think he was to be king !"

AN ACCOUNT of CUTHBERT SHAW*. UTHBERT SHAW was born at Ra- til the 14th May 1762, when he personated

Pierre io Venice Preserved for his own beneabout the year 1738, or 1739. His father fit. He potletled but few of the requisites was a person in low circumstances, and follow- for the Theatre except figure, and from this edthe occupation of a Moemaker. Our Author time seems to have abandoned a pursuit from 11as first put to school at Kirkbyhill, in his which he was likely to derive neither profit father's neighbourhood ; but he was foon re- nor credit. From this period we hear no moved to Scoiton, five miles from Rich- more of him as an actor, mond, where, after having gone through a In the beginning of the year 1762 he common course of education, he was appointe resumed the pen, and the poe:ical war kinded l'fher. Some time after he became Ciher led up by Churchill raging at that juncture to the Grammar school at Duilingion under with great violence, he wrote a Satire, called, Mr. Metcall, and, while there, published his “ The Four Fartling Candles," 4to. in tin Poem, in 1756, called " Liberty. Hum- which he attacked Mtil. Lloyd, Churchill, “ bly inícribe to the Rr. Hon. the Earl of Colman, and Shirley. This performance Darlington," 40. During lus vefuence at this was executed with some spirit and luccefs, Tre he begin to thew thal negl gerice of the

and obtained so much notice as to encourage dictates of priderce, wd the rules of (2010- him to proceed as an author, m', which marked Sis future life, insomuch In 1766, ile published “ The Race, a that he was obliged to quit liis poft ind the Poem,” 410, in which he characterized the country; and with nething but his talents chief poets of that period, and some of them c.me in quest of fortune to the metropolis. with great severity. This poem was re.

The exact time of his wrival in London published and enlarged in the next year. It we are unable to ascertain; but we are in. appears from it, that he had, by this time, formed that his tirtt en ployment was writing no want of confidence in his powers. He paragraphs and efl:ys for the newspapers. In bad learnt to deal his fatire about with no the spring of 176c he was at S. Edmoni's on paling band, and if it was not felt hy the Bury, probably a member of the Norwich parties against whom it was directed, it was company of comedians, and published under

owing iu no lenity or forbearance in the the name of W Seynqur “ Ojes' on the Four satiriit. Sealons,” 460. a performance which had been About this time he wrote an account of one of his youthful productions. In the sum. the vines of a then popular medicine, called mer of that year he joined Mr. Foote's batty 66 The Beaume de Vie," and was admitted raised troop with which that gentleman as a partner to a proportion of the profits opened the Haymarket with “ the Minor," a arising from it. He had hitherto led, if not play that was acted with uncommon luccess a profligate, at lealt a diffipated life. He thirty-five nights, and in which Mr. Shaw feemed tennble of it himsell, and soon afterperformed the part of Sir George Wealthy. wurds married, and for a short time had the

The winter of that year he palied either care of the present Earl of Chesterfield, then in Ireland or in some country con puny, and an infini, to instruct him in the firtt rudiin the suminer of 1701 performed at Drury- menis of literature. He also put forth proLane, then opened by Mr. Footc and Mr. posals for publishing his poems by subscripMurphy. On the 19th C'Etober he appear. tion; but this was never executed, and he ed at Covent Garden in the character of Of. returned the money he had received. In myn in Zara, but with fo little fuccess that he 1768, he loft his wife in child-bed, of her never was permitted to perform any more un- first child, and on this accafion wrote his

* In this article we have received some aslistance from a correspondent who signs himself D.



u dear,

« Aown)

best performance, entitled, " A Monody to added pungency to his afiliations. He how the Memory of a Young Lady, by an Afflict- ever still continued to write, and in 1769 eu Haband," 4'0. The tenderness which published “Corruption, a Satire, inscribed to runs tirough the whole of this poem, renders " the Right Honourable Richard Grenville

one of the not affecting in the Englith Earl Temple,” 450. In the dedication be language. The Lily's dylig farewel to her fpcaks of himself in the following terms : band is particularly pathetic.

“For me, long lost to all the World holds -If e'er thy Emma's name was dear ;

“ No hopes can flatter, and no funs can chear; lí e'er thy vows have charm'd my ravish'd " Sickneis and forrow, with united rage, ear;

" In early youth have wreak’d the ills of age : If from thy lov'd embrace my heart to gain, " This all my with,-(fince earthly joys are Proud friends have frown'd and fortune smild in vain ;

“ To figh unseen ;--- to live and die unknown. If it has been my sole endeavour, still “ To break the tenor of this sad repose, To act in all, oblequious to thy will; “ Say, what could rouse me, but my coun. Towach thy very imiles, thy wish to know, “ try's woes? Thea only truly hleft when thou wert fo ;

« But thus to see vice stalk in open day, 1! I have donated with that fond excess,

« With Shameless front, and universal (way! Vor lore could adu, nor furtune make it “ To view proud villains drive the gilded car, ters;

“ Deck'd with the spoils and ravages of war! If this I've done, and more-oh then be “ Whose ill-got weaich, shifted from hand kind

“ to hand, To the clear lovely babe I leave behind. “ With vice and want have delug'd all the When time my once-lov'd memory shall

“ land ; efface,

“ 'Tis Satire's only to avenge the cause Some happier maid may take thy Emma's « On those that 'icape from Tyburn and the place,

"Laws : With envious eyes thy partial fondness ree, “ Drag forth each knave conspicuous and Ao face it for the love thou bore to me.

confeít, Vrieret Shaw, forgive a woman's fears, And lang them.high-ás (care-crows to Brious word more (I cannot bear thy ters)

(6 the rest ! Promie-n I will trust thy faithful vow,

“ Let this grand object claim my ev'ry 0:1 bive I tried, and ever found thee true,

care, 1x to fome distant spot thou wilt remove

" And chase the sullen demon of despair : 11tfatal pledre of hapless koma's love, “ (When pallion fires us for the public weal, Woere Safe thy blandithtuents it may par.

6 For private griefs 'twere infamous to feel) take,

“ Tiil my full heart disburthen'd of its freight, And oh! be tender for its mother's fake. 16 No more thall (well and heave beneath Wilt thou?

" the weight. I know thou wilt;--au silence speaks

" This duteous tribute to my country paid, affent,

« Welcome pale forrow and the silent shade! And in that pleasing hope thy Emma dies

" From glory s standard çet should all retire, content,

“ And none be found to fan the generous The child, which was a daughter, lived but a short time after its mother, and Mr.

so No patriot foul to justify the long, Shaw again luneoted his second lots in strains « And arge its precepts on the Numb'ring Doi inferior to the former * The publica

“ throng ; tion of these poems introduced him to the

“ In vain to virtue have I form’d the strain, notice of the first Lord Lyttelton, who ex

An angel's tongue might plead her cause in tolled the author in the highett terms;

but he derived no other advantage from his lord

« Some lone retreat I'll seek unknown to Ibup's acquaintance.

66 fame, In the foregoing Poems are many allusions

“ Nor lear the very echo of their fame ; to the misery of their Author, independent

“ Conscience Mall pay me for the world's of the circumstances which gave rise to them.

" neglect, He was at this period afflicted with difeare,

" And lieav'n approve what mortals dare which put on its most disgraceful form, and

reject." rendered him an object almost offensive to

He afterwards is supposed to have writfiztit. He had poffelled no small portion of

teit many political as well as poetical performuy about his person, and this alteration mances, and is recollected to have been a

“ fire ;

* vain.

* Both these pieces are reprinted in Vol. III. of Icarch's Collection of Poem.s.


entributor if not the editor of " The Free. the opinion. At length, overwhelmed Ider's Magazine.”. One of his last pieces complicated distress, he died at his horne as an Elegy on the death of Charles Yorke, Titchfield fireet, Oxford-market, Saruc Lord Chancellor, which was generally 1777, having exhibited to the wordt a aspected to have been suppressed on the fa. ferable example of genius, extravag.217 sily's paying a fum of money to the author: vanity and imprudence ; genius to be com - even has been infinuated that it was written, mended, vices to be avoided, and foilies with that view, and it is to be feared that the be despised. morals of the author would not discountenance ACCOUNT of the ORGAN of HEARING in FISH.

By John HUNTER, Esq. F. R. S. HE organs of hearing in fish, le ob. they must be composed of such substance

ferves, are placed on the sides of the is capable of keeping its form, Skull, or that cavity which contains the brain ; Each tube deicribes more than a femicir but the skull itself makes no part of the or- cle. This relembles in some reipeet Wigan, as it does in the quadruped and the bird. we find in most other animals, but differs is In some fith this organ is wholly surrounded the parts being distinct from the skuil. by the parts composing this cavity, which in Two of the femicircular canals are fimil... many is cartilaginous, the skeleton of these to one another, may be called a pair, 2014 fith being like those of the ray kind; in are placed perpendicularly; the third is not fi others also, as in cod, salmon, &c. whole long ; in fome it is placed horizontaliy, unitfkeleton is bune, yet this part is cartilagi- ing as it were the other two at their ends or

terminations. In the skate it is something In some fish this argan is in part within different, being only united to one of the the cavily of the skull, or that cavity which perpendiculars. also contains the brain, as in the falmon, cod, The two perpendiculars unite at one part &c. the cavity of the full projecting laterally, in one canal, by one arm of each unik ing, and forming a cavity there.


while the other two arms or borns have in Tbe organ of hearing in fith appears to connection with each other, and the arms of grow in fize with the animal, for its size is the horizontal unite with the other ch'o arms nearly in the same proportion with the size of the perpendicular near the entrance into of the animal, which is not the case with the the common canal or cavity. quadruped, &c. the orgas being in them Near the union of those canals into the Dearly as large in the growing fuccus as in common, they are swelled out into round the adult,

bags, becoming there much larger. It is much more simple iu filh than in ail In the ray kind they all terminale in one throse orders of animals who may be reckoned cavity, as has been observed; and in the cod Superior, such as quadrupeals, birds, and they terminate in one cana!, which in these aophibious animals, but there is a regular fith is placed upon the addition: cavity or cagracion from the first to fish.

vities. In this carity or cavities there is a It varies in different orders of fich; but in bone or bones, In some there are two bunes; all it courits of three curved tubes, all of as the jack has !wo cavities, we find in one xvbah unite with one another; this union of those cavities two tones, and in the other forms in fome only a canal, as in the cod, only one ; in the ray there is only a chalky Salmon, ling, &c. ani in others a pretty large subfiance. At this union of the two perpencavity, as in the ray kini. In the jack there diculars in fome fith enters the external is an uhlong bug, or blind procefs, which is communication, or what may be called the an addition to chofe canals, and wbicis com- external meatus. This is the cate with ai! municates with them at their union. In the the ray kind, the external orifice

which is ed, &c. this unions of the thice lubes ftands small, and placed on the upper flat surface of 370s an oval cavirs, and in the jack there the lead; but it is not every genus oi fpe. are two of those cavities; these additional cies of fish in bias the external opening. carities in these fith appear to answer the The nerves of the ear pa's oufu ards from Ime purpose with the cavity in the ray or the brain, and appear to terminate ai once cartilaginous fith, which is the union of the on the external surface of the fuelling of the Cree Calls.

femicircu'ar tubes above described. They Tlie włwie is composed of a kind of carti- do not appear to pass throuzl those ruhes lo Eginous fubilace, very hard or firm in fome as to get on the insie, as is lurpuled to be pirts, and which in time file is crutted over tive caie in quadrupeds ; I should therefore with a thin lwnge limella, to as not to allow verv mu lulpect, that the liming of time them to collapie; trip ashikull does rot tubes in the quadruped is not nei ie, bu! . un ny base of theie cuis of cuttilering kind of internal periosteed).

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