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quence whatever, injure instead of be- LESS ! and toast “ Kinloch of Kinnefiting the causes they are pleased loch,” and “the memory of Emmett." to adopt. But when they assume, as It is not our fault, if the cloven hoof of late they appear to have no scruples will not be at the trouble to keep itin doing, something like that public self decently concealed. and authoritative character to which We must disclaim, however, any they have no claim more than the cat- intention of saying anything against tle in the fields-when they hint that Mr Blaquiere. On the contrary, his their voice is the voice of their coun- pamphlet leads us to believe that he is try, that their interference is the inter- an amiably disposed young man-very ference of England, that they are any much so. We have no doubt he has thing more than they really are—their the best possible intentions, and we conduct both assumes a character of honour him for them. But we really more intolerable arrogance and pre- do not believe that there was any ab. sumption, and seems well calculated solute necessity for his interfering beto produce consequences of the most tween the Turks and the Greeks. We tragic nature.
consider it as quite possible that these Sir Robert Wilson negotiates in parties may in the end settle their Spain; and Mr Blaquiere talks of its matters without thinking of " the “occurring” to him that the
presence Greek Committee ;” and hope, in the of an agent of some kind would be fa- meantime, that Mr Blaquiere's book, vourably interpreted by the Provisional which is to come out at the beginning Government and people of Greece ! !” of the next publishing season, may be A notion in which he says a “ most better got up than his pamphlet, which flattering reception afterwards convin- appeared at the fag-end of the last. ced him he was not mistaken !" Good, What is become of General Pepe ? very good ! are we really come to this, Where is Count Pecchio? Are Sir that any foreign peoples or govern- Robert Wilson's “ Commentaries on ments are to put favourable interpre- the Peninsular War" to be in 8vo or tations upon matters of this mighty 4to? Is there to be no subscription importance ! The arrival of Mr Bla- for a monument to Dr Watson, juquiere ! “ the presence of an agent of nior? Is it true that Lieut.-General some kind !" An agent indeed! the Earl of Rosslyn is about to give up “ With surety stronger than Achilles' arm his office in the Chancery of Scotland? 'Fore all the Greekish keads, which with Is it true that all the lawyers have adone voice
vised the dishing of the Jury Court in Call Agamemnon General !”
Scotland? Isit true that Mr Brougham SHAKESPEARE. is resolved to have another run at the Lord Byron has gone to Greece: Chancellor? Is it true that AIr John this is, to be sure, rather a different M‘Farlane, advocate, approves of the matter from Mr Blaquiere's embassy : plan ? Is it true that Mr Shireff of St But we must have rather more facts Ninians has really quitted the Kirk of than Mr Blaquiere's pamphlet fur- Scotland ? Is it true that he declined nishes, before we commit ourselves by being the new Pope? Is it true that saying anything as to his Lordship's the Princess Olive has fallen in love prospects in this picturesque, and, we with Mr Owen ? Is it true that every doubt not, generous adventure. body is eloping? Is it true that Mr
It is not our fault, if these people Waithman is Lord Mayor of London? manage matters so as to make all ra- Is it true that Mr Hone is turned Me. tional men regard them with jealousy. thodist? Is it true that Mr Irving It is not our fault, that the Edinburgh has come to the end of his tether? Is Review, and its worthy colleague, the it true that Alaric Watts blew up Morning Chronicle, attack everything Fonthill? Is it true that there were that the Christians of this country sixteen Guidos ? Is it true that Mr have been taught to hold dear, in the Beckford thinks Mr Fox was no better one page, and sound a trumpet about than he should have been ? Is it true the necessity of humbling “ the Infin that Cooper and Russell are to fight dels” (whatasweet phrase from them!) next spring on the Steyne? Is it true in the next. It is not our fault, if thé that Mr Leslie has brought home the same loyaland enlightened Whigs, who Belvidere Apollo? Is it true that the give a dinner to Messrs Brougham Morning Chronicle has been talking and Denman, and toast “ Reform," of " the two celebrated Generals, the one day, are pleased to give a sup- Odysseus and Ulysses ?” per on the following night to Mr Lawa We pause for a reply.
SAWNEY AT DONCASTER.
By the Author of the Ayrshire Legatecs, &c. *** 'Deed, ye see that same job But to make a short of a long tale, o' the horse, amang the lave o' my and no to descant and enlarge on the Yorkshire exploits, is a come-to-pass civility of the lads at the inns and tawell worthy of a record. For, ye should verns that we passed,-indeed, for that know, an it were necessar' to tell you, matter, they wereowergleg for me; for, that I was a stranger at Leeds, and to confess a fault, they thereby wiled very guarded I was in my dealings, from ine a sixpence, where I would 'cause and on account o' the notour have gart a twal-pennies do at the door character of the Yorkshire folk, for of ony stabler in all Scotland. But at jinking in their bargains; and really the time I did na begrudge that liwhan my friend, and long corresponds berality on my part, having so footy ent there, offered, in a civil and free and well-going a beast for a bethank, manner—that I must needs allow-his as I had that aforesaid and the same. horse, to take me o’er to Doncaster, I But I'll no say that, now and then, swithered, and was in a sore hesitation when I thought of the habit and reof mind concerning the same, for I pute of the Yorkshire folk, concerning need not tell you, that there's no part their horses, I hadna a dread upon me of the habit and repute of the York- that all wasna sound at the bottomshire folk more unsettled among their the more especially as the horse lost a customers, than their ways of dealing shoe soon after we had passed through anent horses; nay, and what's very the first toll, the which I thought a extraordinar among honest men, they remarkable thing. However, as I was make no secret of the glamour they saying, the horse and me arrived safe have used in their traffic in that com- at the aforesaid and same boroughs modity. Therefore, as ye may well sup- town of Doncaster, and no beast, after pose, when Mr Shalloons was so com- such a journey, could be in better orplaisant as to offer me his horse, I had der, than was that aforesaid and same. a jealousy that he was not without an But now I have to rehearse of what end for his own behoof; for which ensued. Ye're to know and undercause, and natural suspicion, ye may stand, that there was then in Doncasthink I was not overly keen to comply ter a grand ploy, which they call the with his obliging offer, for really, to Sen Leger, the which is a kind of a speak God's truth, no man could be horse-race ; but no like our creditable more well-bred and discreet than he Leith races of old, and those sprees of was in making me that same offer. moderation of the same sort that's However, for all that I could either ha’den in their stead at Musselburgh. say or do, he was really so pressing with —Really the King's visit was just a his civility, that it would have been a Sabbath till't-never was seen such a very coarse conduct on my part to have jehuing o' coaches, such a splashery o' persisted in a denial.
horses, and swearing and tearing o'genWell, so ye see the horse being so tlemen and funkies; it was just a thing proffered, and the proffer so consented by common. to by me, on the day I had sorted out But no to summer and winter about of the week I was to be there, for that yon dreadful horse races, and the aforesaid and same journey to Doncas- gambling there anent, enough to make ter, the beast was brought to the door a sober man's hair stand on end, I of the house where I staid, and there alighted at the door of an inn, and having laid my legs o'er the saddle, I I gave the horse the same and aforefound it a composed and canny brute, said, that had so well brought me Mr M‘Lauchlan of Fuddy's fine geld- there, to an hostler lad ; and went to ing was no surer footed ; and so, as ye see what I might be able to do in the may suppose, me and the horse, I on its way of custom among the shops. But back, rode our ways towards that same the wearyful Sen Leger was ahint boroughs-town of Doncaster, and the every counter ; and upon the whole farther I rode, and the mair I grew ac- it was but a thriftless journey, I quaint with the horse, the mair rea- soon found, that I had come upon ; son I had to be thankful for the very and therefore I came to an agreement solid politesse of my civil correspond with myself, in my own mind, to go ent.
back to Leeds, and then think of com,
ing northward. So having in that way bring my own, I'll have you afore the resolved, I went back to the inns, and Sheriff.” told the hostler lad to have the horse “ D-n his green breeches ! I the same and aforesaid that I had come doesn't care-10, nothing at all- for on, ready betimes in the morn, and Sir William Ingleby, for this be your then I returned to the house of a cor- horse ; I'll tak
davy on't.” respondent that had invited me to “ Horse !" quo' I," that's a mare." sleep, because of the extortionate state “ By jingo, so it be's !” was the of the inns. But I know not what ne'er-do-weel's answer, and I saw him came ower me-surely it was a token laughing in his sleeve; howsoever, he of what was to happen—I got but had a remnant of impudence yet left, little rest, and my thoughts were aye and he said, “ But your horse was a running on the poor horse, the same and aforesaid, that had brought me At this my corruption rose, and I from Leeds, and more especially anent could stand no more, but, giving a the repute of the Yorkshire folk as powerful stamp, I cried, “ Deevils in horse-cowpers.
hell !” which was a hasty word for me However, at the last, I had a com
“d'ye think I'll tak a mare for posed refreshment, and I rose as I had a horse ?” portioned, and went to the inns, and So he, seeing that I was in my imthere the hostler lad, at the very mi- perative mood, as Mr Andrew the nute the hour chappit, brought forth, schoolmaster says, put his tongue in his as I thought, the horse. But, think cheek, as I saw, and went into the house what was my consternation, when go- of the inns, and brought out a very ciing to loup on I discovered that it was vil, well-fared, gentleman-like man, the nae mair Mr Shalloons' horse than I landlord, who said to me, with great was Mr Shalloons.
contrition, that their stables being full, Lad,” said I," nane of your tricks and some of the grooms drunk, my upon travellers—that's no my horse." horse had been unfortunately hanged By glum !” says he, “ it be's quite dead, and his skin gone to the
tan-pit; but that, to make an indemni“ Na,”. quo' I," I'll take my oath fication, he had got one as like it as on't, that's no the horse I brought to possible, and a much better than mine this house."
was; however, through inadvertency, “ It be's your horse, sir, so on and a mare had been brought. “I shall not, be off,” said he, in a very audacious however,” said he, “make two words manner.
about it; your horse, I think, was “ I'll never lay leg out o'er that worth fifty guineas- I will pay you the beast in this world, for to a surety it's money.' no mine. Deil's in the fallow, does he “Fifty guineas !" quo' I;"nane o' think what might come on me if I were your fifty guineas to me; he was worth catcht riding another man's horse in sixty pounds if he was worth a farYorkshire ?
thing “I tells you," quo' the hostler, “it "I'll pay you the price," said the be your horse— I wouldn't go never to landlord, " and all the favour I ask tell no lies about it. A nice bit of in return is that you will not tell at blood it be too—no genleman need what house the accident happened ;" cross better.- Please, sir, to mount." so he paid me the money, but really “ Mount !-do
ye think I'm by my- I was for a season not easy to think of sel, and that I dinna ken ae horse frae the way that such a sum for a horse another?" said I: “ that horse is no had come out of a Yorkshire hand mine, and mine he'll never be, so gang into my pouch. Howsever, as the horse back to the stable, and bring the one was dead and gone, I could make no I put into your hands yestreen, or I'll better o't than to put up the notes, maybe find a way to gar you.”.
which I did, and came back to Leeds Well, to be sure, if you be’nt a in a stage-coach, thinking all the way rum ane; why, sir, does you not see of what I should say to Mr Shalloons; that there white foot?—your horse had and in a terrible dread I was that he a white foot-which be a testificate would not be content with the sixty that this here horse be's your horse." pound, but obligate me to pay a ty
“ I tell you, white foot or black foot, rannical sum. that's no my horse, and if ye dinna Howsever, having considered with
myself, as soon as I arrived at Leeds, “ Half the difference,” said he, I went to him-aye thinking of the
6 and the horse is yours. Yorkshire way of cheating with horses “ Make it punds, Mr Shalloons, and -and I said,
I'll tak him," quo' I. “ Mr Shalloons, yon's a very conve- “ Well, pounds let it be," said he rient and quiet beast of yours; would --so I paid him the five-and-thirty ye
do a friend a favour, and sell’t to pounds out of the sixty, by the which me on reasonable terms?"
I had a clear profit of five-and-twen“ It is," quo' he, "a very passable ty pounds, præter the price of my hack-I did not wish to part wi't; ticket by the coach, which is an evi. but as you have taken a fancy to him, dence and a fact to me, that a Scotchyou shall have him for forty guineas.” mau may try his hand at horse-flesh
“ Forty guineas, Mr Shalloons,” with a Yorkshireman ony day in the cried I—"Na, surely you could never year, the Sen Leger fair-day at Donlook for that Thirty's mair like the caster not excepted. price.'
LONDON ODDITIES AND OUTLINES.
No. IV. Tue theatres have commenced with bare benches, and backless seats. The great promise for the season. Covent- first half-hour of this carnal agony Garden, partially eclipsed during the must have put the most benevolent last, by the new brilliancy of Drury, criticism out of temper, and are we to Lane, was determined to outshine all wonder that the play was hissed, when rivalry, present and future ; and its hissing was the only way to escape opening on the 1st of October un- martyrdom? Why do not some of our doubtedly exhibited a coup d'wil of archæologists make themselves immorsingular beauty. The roof of the pro- tal, and dissertate upon the composiscenium is a brilliantsky, with a golden tion of the pit of the last century? sun large enough to enlighten ten such Dry bones, Roman buttons, and Saxon hemispheres. The ceiling is circular shoe-ties, have had their day. No man and celestial, so far as it can be made can now hope to build an eternal fame such, by clouds, glimpses of vivid blue, on pitchers and tooth-picks, Greek and a central fountain of light, a chan- as they may be. Hogarth would have delier of great magnificence. The fronts done it justice, and ought to have done of the boxes are all golden ; and golden himself the justice of leaving its picture without the glare of gold. The upper for his fame. The first rows filled by gallery is removed to a more undis- young Templars, full of country freshcoverable elevation, and the old thun- ness, just fledged in town impudence. der of the gods is thus subdued into a The centre blackened with a gloomy murmur-a fortunate change for the and compressed mass, an iron phalanx mortals. A multitude of subordinate of fierce physiognomies, the veterans contrivances for comfort and security of the inns of court, and the coffeehave been adopted, which escape the houses, when coffee-houses were, what general eye. The tiers etut have been they ought to be, chapels of ease to remembered, and backs have been put Farnassus ; every man of them with a to the seats in the pit-a grand inno- bag-wig on his head, a rapier by his vation in theatres, and no trivial con- side, and the glory of Congreve, Wyvenience. It might be a curious cal- cherley, and Farquhar, firm on his bitculus, to estimate how many plays have ter and inky lips. perished for the want of this comfort- But those days are gone, and the suable application to the backs of the premacy of the pit is gone with them. critics. The pitmen, once the arbiters Labuntur anni,et nos labimur. Citizens, of the drama, were in the most trying in their various dimensions of body, situation that ever exercised human occupy the place of the Zoiluses departpatience. What complacency could be ed; the apprentices, from the commerexpected from a multitude squeezed, cial population of Bow Street, and pinched, trampled on, and condensed its environs, occupy, by advantage of into an old pit-audience, with discom- neighbourhood, the early places of the fort assailing them in every point pit, and form the advanced guard. The ladies, bonnetted, capped, and snood- who held a high rank before his Itaed, occupy the rear, and, with some lian tour, has returned with improved adventurous exceptions that push for- taste and science. Whether the ima ward as eclaireurs among the central, provement has extended to his tone, and even the front benches, constitute is yet to be ascertained. Some operas the most elevated, as well as the most are awaiting him, and he will have attractive portion of the tribunal-a no brother near the throne.” Melotribunal no more. The spirit of judg- dramas are announced, and both theaa ment is fled. Minos, Æacus, and Rhan tres will take the field with a numedamanthus, frown no longer; and their rous cavalry. A squadron from Paris tenderer substitutes now sit out un- are actually under orders for Covent repining the whole five hours, with Garden, the native dramatists having melo-dramas in their eyes, and senti- been already enlisted by Elliston. Thus mentalism going on at their ears. Drury Lane is again to be violated by
Covent Garden commences with a a horse's hoof. But the managers on considerable dramatic force. Young, both sides console themselves with the who sustained his reputation so effec- allowable jest, that whatever men may tually at Drury Lane, will now have do, horses are notoriously better to a broader field for his powers, and they draw. are certainly popular in a very high Rival melo-dramas are already briste degree. A new actor, Rayner, who, ling with dreadful note of preparation ; after having been, as an amateur, an the whole machinery of nature is fearenthusiastic admirer of Emery, has lessly brought into requisition. The become an actor in his range of parts, Ganges is already announced at Drury has already exhibited unusual vivid- Lane; Vesuvius is preparing a counness and energy. Whether he has hu- ter wonder at Covent Garden. An mour equal to his force, is yet to be earthquake nearly ready at the one, is discovered, but he has palpably made to be combated by a comet at the an impression upon the audience. The other. Neither side relies on native strength of the campaign will proba- phenomena. A cascade of the most bly be in comedy and opera, and thus formidable dimensions is already tra«. it must continue till a great tragic act- velling by easy stages from Paris, and ress appears. Tragedy is supreme, to meet this with an overwhelming and when a woman of tragic talent superiority, a steam-boat is waiting at shall tread the stage, all its minor per- Calais, to bring over a general conflaformances must give way. Sinclair, gration.
LETTER FROM A CONTRIBUTOR IN LOVE.
ready, Elliston himself, (the rogue is I cannot possibly do that article worth the world, after all, in comedy,) upon the Digamma this month ; so
Wallack, Liston, Dowton, Terry, and you must get on without it, and I am Harley; and, besides all this, there is sure you have plenty.
Kitty—“ beautiful Kitty!”—who car The fact is, I fell in love last Thurs- speak a hundred times more music day, by the merest accident in the than any other woman in the world world; and am now sitting at my bow- can sing. Covent-Garden seems to be window, fronting the Regent's-Park, dreaming this season, as well as the watching the Paddington coaches as they last. pass, and sighing and growing quite " Doctor! the thanes fly from me !" lack-a-daisical. If you think it likely They are losing all their showy peoyou shall be short, perhaps I may get ple. Improvements, however, (and efpoetic towards the 15th; and “ loss fective ones,) have been made about of innocence,” you know, (I mean my the house; and Young, Sinclair, own innocence,) " sounds well in Charles Kemble, Miss Paton, and Miss
But this by the way. As for Chester, will bring something. town, there is nothing stirring in it. And what did they do at opening ?
The two great Theatres opened on Why, both places dull enough. Much the 1st, Drury with a swinging com- Ado about Nothing, and The Rivals pany, and a show and a dance two sterling, but stale. There was a new nights before. They have Kean, Mac- farce, however, with a horrible name