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other class of his people, must feel naturally and unavoidably excited hy assured of his attachment to the prin- the late unfortunate and uncalled-for ciples of a just and enlightened tole- agitation of a question, so interesting ration, and of his anxious desire to to the feelings and opinions of his protect equally, and promote impar- people, will speedily pass awav; and tially, tlie happiness of all descriptions that the prevailing sense and deterof his subjects.

mination of all his subjects to exert Gentlemen of the House of Com- their united efforts in the cause of mons,

their country, will enable his Majesty His Majesty has commanded us to to conduct, to an honourable and sethank you in his name, for the supplies cure termination, the great contest in which you have furvishod for the pub- which he is engaged. lic service. He has seen with great satisfaction, that you have been able Upon this speech it is necessary to to find the means of defraving in the make only one observation: that it present year, those large but necessary points out the necessity of preventing expences, for which you have pro- bis majesty's ministers from having a vided, without imposing upon his seat in parliament. A difference of people the immediate burden of ad- opinion, it seems, took place between ditional taxes.

the king and his servants.-fle disHis Majesty has observed with no missed them. — The people did not less satisfaction, the enquiries which seem to interest themselves on the you have instituted into subjects con- subject. If they had retired into the nected with public economy; and he mass of private subjects, no mischief trusts, that the early attention of a would have arisen from it; but, by new parliament, which he will forth- holding seats in parliament, they were with direct to be called, will be ap- enabled to obstruct public business. plied to the prosecution of these im. Thus the whole nation has been put portant objects.

into a ferment, merely because ihe My Lords and Gentlemen, king and his servants disagree. When His Majesty has directed us most all placemen are excluded from the earnestly to recomm to you, that House of Cominons, the king's seryou should cultivate, by all means in vants will not form a compact body your power, a spirit of union, har- to lord it, or to attempt to lord it, over mony, and good will amongst all classes the king and country: they will be, and descriptions of his people. what they ougbt to be, the servantsHis Majesty trusts, that the divisions, not the masters of the crown.


SEMPER FIDELIS." " Said a Smile to a Tear."-Braham's on an additional sixpence per sheet,

celebrated Piano Forte song, sung so that if we must have a song of Mr. and accompanied by the author in Braham's he extorts our eighteen. the opera of False Alarms. Price 35. pence; but as if Mr. Brahain was deTHOSE ignorant blockheads and termined to outrage even common T

unscientific composers, Handel, decency in his charg s, or as if (which Purcel, Arne, Boyce, Green, Travers, perhaps, indeed, is the case) he was &c. &c. poor stupid souls, were con determined to try to what extreme tented to charge the low price of sir. public folly and extravagance could pence for their paltry songs; it was be pushed, he now treats us with a reserved for those great inasters of song for Three Shillings !!! A song modern times, Dibdio, Reeve, Kelly, too, which possesses less of beauty &c. to raise the price of their exqui- and of originality, than any one he site productions to one shilling each; has yet published. The air is that even this

price, however, was thought of a well-known march, though the by Mr. Braliam, to be much below name of it at this moment has the value of his divine compositions; escaped us; and as to the Accompaso accordingly he began by clapping niment, for which it is we suppose UNIVERSAL MAG. VOL. VII.


that we pay our three shillings, it is a distinctly noticing as particularly mere trick, that any one of the spirited. Seldom have we seen a “Young gentlemen late of his Ma- sonata of equal length with this, in jesty's Chapel Royal” would have which all the passages lic so uncomdone for him, (and cione it as well monly well for the hand. This is an too) for half-a-guinea. If, however, excellence by no means so much atMr. Braham can really find, pur- tended to by composers for the Piano chasers of this song at the price which Forte as it ought to be. Mr. Monro he has affixed to it, we will suggest is therefore to be highly commended to him a plan, which if he will adopt, for his attention to it, and we feel will at once save him even the expence much pleasure in bestowing that comof paper and printing, and rid him of mendation upon this very deserving the insufferable bure of signing his and highly promising young comname to his songs for the beggarly poser.

T. consideration of three shillings a signature.

Sunday Evening's Recreation," -cote The plan, therefore, which with sisting of Hymns and Sacred Songs all due bumility to so great a man, for one and two voices, adapted we suggest, is, that he would advertise also for the Piano Forte. Op. 115. that "A SONG, composed by Mr. Composed by Mr. Hook. Prices Braham, may be seen at his house Those who have been in the habit of in Great Russell-Street, Bloomsbury, reading our monthly criticisms will reevery day. between the hours of ten collect, that we have sometimes found and six. --Admittance one shilling it necessary to apply the lash of satire each person." Nay reader, smile with some small degree of severity, to pot at this plan, nor treat it as ro- some of Mr. Hook's musical producmantic, for be assured, that every tions. In some of his operas which one who possesses no more common we have noticed, he has been imprusense than to part from three shil- dent enough to compose music to the lings for the "Smile and a Tear,” most intolerable nonsense we ever would hasten to visit such an interest- read. When this is the case, we can ing exhibition.

T. rarely expect the music to be good

Pity that a man of sense should so far « Le Retour de l'Elé,"'- -a favourite degrade his talents: and it is a much

Divertimento for the Piano Forte, greater pity that a British audience with an Accompaniment (ad libi- should tolerate such contemptible tum) for the German Flute or Vio- stuff as most of our modern musical lin. Composed by Mr. J. Monro, entertainments are made of-Witauthor of the celebrated Rondos of ness, the Ogres, the Mother Gooses, Laura and Lensa, Duchess of Bed- with a long string of et ceteras; the ford's Waltz, &c. &c. Price 4s. very names of which convey the se

The fame of Laura and Lenza has verest censure upon the idiots who been so long and so firmly established pay for such abuses of the stage, and

a light, tasteful, and pleasing who suffer theniselves to be insulted Rondo, that we have no doubt to en- (and appear to be pleased) with trash sure a favourable reception with the not sufficiently rational, one would public for the present article, we suppose, to amuse an Hottentot.need only announce its proceeding Surely we are verging towards a nafrom the same ingenious composer, tional idiotcy. But to notice the pubMr. Monro. We, however, shall not lication before us: we are the most yt3. content ourselves with such a recom- tified where we can the most commend, mendation, but assure our readers, and to speak the truth, we must conthat this divertimento is much more fess ourselves pleased with this litt'e worthy of their patronage than the work. Mr. Hook appears here to be the abovementioned agreeable rondo. at home; and to remind us of his The different movements are con- “ Hermit," and some other of his ceived with such peculiar taste, and earlier productions, when his genius their excellence is su equal, that we was at its zenith. The airs of these can scarcely tell which we prefer: little pieces are simple, pleasing, and the march, however, we cannot help well suited to the words. With two

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of the duets at the end of the book When the two first volumes of this we were quite delighted. The basses Cabinet first made their appearance, are well adapted to the instrument for we bestowed soine favourable remarks which they were composed. We upon them, and promised occasionally strongly recommend these hymns for to notice the publication in its Sunday practice, particularly to progress. We observe by the proyoung practitioners.

2. spectus annexed to the title page,

that these four volumes complete the Hail lovely May,"-a favourite series of songs and dances, and that

Duet, written by T. Goodwin, esq. the two next volumes are to consist of composed by H. Denman. Price is. duets and trios for instruments only. This is one of the prettiest duets We consider the selection of songs we have seen for many a day, and re- and dances to have been chosen with minds us strong y of the beautiful and taste and discrimination, and that simple strains of our old favorite the editors deserve to meet with enMozart. We were alınost in raptures couragement for the neatness and acat the pleasing melody contained in curacy with which the volumes are this little piece, and most chee fully brought out. recommend it to all the lovers of har

The words are pleasing, and Dr. Callcotts Musical Grammar. perfectly chaste; and the music [Continued from page 171.] is adapted to the words with much It was our intention to have con. taste and discrimination. We con- cluded our remarks upon this work in gratulate Mr. Denman on the felicity the present nunber, but upon a more of his judgment in the execution of attentive examination of it, found it it; and those who admire the artless to be impracticable, from the limits strains of the divine Mozart will to which we are necessarily confined. thank Mr. D. for this instance of his We shall therefore examine the parts skill in harmony.

Z. of this Grammar in the order in which

they stand in the title page, viz. The favourite Air in the Wood Dæmon, NOTATION, MELODY, HARMONY,

danced by Miss Bristow, arrangeel and RYTHM. for the Piano Forte by T. Powell. The motto chosen by Dr. Callcott Price Rs.

seems to have led him to extend himWe are not much acquainted with self as much as possible for the benefit Mr. Powell as a composer of music, of his readers. It is true that “the but judying from the little piece now better music is known and underbefore us, we perceive he is not desti- stood, the more it will be valued and tute either of taste or judgment; he esteemed.". But we can assure Dr. has given us seven variations of this Callcott, that if he thinks unnecese popular and well-known air, which he sary amplification the most likely me. has executed with considerable taste thod to produce a knowledge and and ability.

2. esteem of this delightful science, he

is entirely mistaken, for it will, on the Théme, avec douce variations pour la contrary, impede both. Flüte.

Composés par C. Kreith. Notation. To this article pro. Price 2s.

perly belongs an explanation of the Of this Théme with the variations inumber and names of the lines and we are disposed to speak in the most spaces, the names, form, quality, and favourable terms. Mr. K. is already quantity of the notes, and also of the well known to the amateurs of that different clifis made use of in music, pleasing instrument, the German and agreed upon by all nations, Aute, and we will venture to say, that Now upon this information, which his credit will not suiter in their esti- is usually in other works conveyed in mation by the present pubiication. about a dozen pages, Dr. Calcott has

employed 84 pages, and 150 articles, Purday and Button's Musical Cabinet, Nearly fifty examples of meludy are or complete Pocket Library for the introduced under this article, which German Flute, Violin, Flageolet, or are evidently misplaced, and should Oboe, Vols. 3 and 4. , 2s. Cd. cach, have come under the article MELODY,

upon which we shall offer some re- either totally to new model the anmarks next month.

Censor. dante niovements of his overture, by

filling up the harmony, or if he can. The Oeerture, Songs, and Dances, &c. not do that, to get more drums, and

in Harlequin and Mother Goose, per- then the audience will at least have formed with unbounded applause, at more noise for their money, and be the Thcatre-Royal, Corent Garden, prevented from hearing the defects in &c. &c. Composed by Win. IVare. the music.

Z. It has been said “ that every generation grows wiser and wiser." "If this New MUSICAL WORK.-It is with observation is true, and we apply it great pleasure we have to announce, to the public amusements of the pre- that Mr. Barthelemon proposes pubsent day, we must naturally conclude ljshing by subscription, an elegant that our ancestors were little short of collection of genuine Welch Airs, being idiots, and that posterity will decyphered from a manuscript in the form nearly the same conclusion re- original notational characters, sespecting ourselves. We have seen lected from the book of Gwylin and heard this much-admired panto. Penllyn, who was graduated and admime, and as far as we can judge, be- mitted a doctor of music, at the lieve it is indebted for at least half Evstedd, or congress of the bards, held its popularity, to the grimaces and at Caerwys in the year 1567, by order contortions both of limbs and features of Queen Elizabeth, which have never exhibited by Mr. Grimaldi. As to since been decyphered, or properly rational entertainment, it is wholly presented to the world. Price to subout of the question. The music, we scribers, il. ls. to non-subscribers, think, is quite good enough for 11.75. Subscriptions received by the piece, although we certainly can- Mr. Barthelemon, at his house, 30, not pay Mr. Ware any very high Hatfield Street, Blackfriars Road; compliment on this occasion. It might Messrs. Clementi & Co.26,Cheapside; do tolerably well for ' A collection of and Button and Purday, St. Paul's Country Dances for the Year, de' Church Yard. A speciinen of one Price is.; and in this class of public of the airs will be given in its ancient cations wouid have cut about as good notation, and the whole of the origi. a figure as the general run. . The nals will be published in the sd overture (excepting the rondo, which volume of the Welch Archiology. is tolerable) we consider as a most Mr. Bunting has announced the miserable and meagre performance; second part of the Collection of there is neither body nor soul in the the Ancient Music of Ireland. music; we even wonder at the pa- The much admired Sonata, entitled tience of the public, in hearing it so The Battle of Marengo, for the Piano often repeated. The vocal part is Forte, with accompaniments for the quite as indifferent, with the excep- Violin and Bass; composed by B. tion of Master Smalley's song, “The Viguerie, will shortly be published, Cabin Boy,” which certainly has some with additions, by an Italian Gentle merit. Should the piece be again man, The price will be 5s, performed, we would advise Mr. Ware

To the Editor of the Apollonian Critio, SIR, HAVING seen in the Universal Magazine for February last, a letter of Mr. Jonathan

Pratt's, in which he totally denies my having been at all concerned in the inven. tion of the Clavivle, which he ascribes wholly to the genius of Mr. Hawkins, it was my intention in answer to this letter, to have sent you a copy of a letter which I wrote to Mr. Hawkins when he was in America, but I have mislaid it; I hope, however, to find it in a day or two, when I will send it you for insertion in your Magazine.

In the interim, however, I beg Mr. Prait to ask bis friend Mr. Hawkins the three following questions. 1st. Did not 1, in a conversation with him, previously to his sailing out for America, fifteen or sixteen years ago), suggest to him the FIRST IDEAS of that instrument which he now calls the Claviole; and did I not, at the same time, deblare to him, that a Celestino of the celebrated Merlin's first suggested the idea to me,

of an instrument with gut-strings and a bow, which should have the effect of Duets for Violins, Tenor and Violin, Tenor and Bass, or a Trio between two Violins and a Bass, or even of a Quartett?

2dly, Did not Mr. Hawkins agree to set about improving upon the ideas I had suggested to him, and did he not agree that when he had completed this instrument, that he would write me word, and that then I was immediately to take out a patent in our JOINT NAMES, in London, Paris, and Vienna?

Sdly, Did we not agree to appropriate a great portion of the profits to be derived from the sale of this instrument, to the erecting of a school for the education of boys and girls in the doctrines of the new Church, as interspersed in the works of the Hon. Baron Emanuel Swedenborg, to be under the direction of Mr. Sibly, present Minister of the 1st Society of the new Church, in London ?

I expect, Sir, that as Mr. Pratt has introduced the subject into your Magazine, that he will report Mr. Hawkins' answer to the above queries, through the same respectable medium.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,


After the warning which we gave T. W. in our Number for December last, p. 522, we hoped we should not have been again affronted by authors offering to review their own works, but least of all did we expect it from Dr. Callcort; we can assure the Doctor, that however such volunteering may be received by other Musical Reviews, it will be rejected with indignation by the “ Apollonian Critic.”

REPORT OF DISEASES, In the public and private Practice of one of the Physicians of the City Dis

pensary, from the 20th April, to the 20th May, 1807. Asthenia.

15 have supposed the delicacy and irriCatarrhus

12 tability of the infantile constitution Cynanche Tonsillaris

3 others, the sudden and total change Rheumatismus.

5 of every circumstance in the infantile Febris

2 body, which takes place at birth Paralysis

4 nay, more preposterous than all, the Hämoptysis.

2 cause of infantile death, has even Phthisis Pulmonalis

5 been ascribed, to the very nature of Hypochondriasis

5 the mother's milk. Thus, if such Dyspepsia.

8 opinions were true, we must conclude, Amenorrhea

3 that the seeds of disease and death, Menorrhagia

4 are sown in the very nature or Leucorrhea.

5 essence of the infantile constitution, Diarrhea

6 and that the great mortality which Hrdrops

3 prevails among them, is a necessary Morbi Cutanei

4 consequence of the very laws and inMorbi Infantiles

7 stitutions of Nature. “ But she who to her babe her breast denies, But this doctrine is founded on igThe sentient mind, the living man destroys; norance; on narrow and contracted Arrests kind Nature's liberal hand too soon, views of Nature's works. The infants And robs her helpless young of half the of the savage tribes are by no means boon.”


so subject to the many diseases, and WE frequency of disease and the consequent mortality, which pre

death, among the infants of man- vail among the infants of civilized kind, must rouse the feelings of every nations. Moreover, the young of the one, who has the least spark of hu- inferior animals, especially of those manity, It is a great and a deplo- who are not under the immediate care rable evil, and many atteinpts have of man, experience neither disease been made to assign the cause, why nor premature death. With them Nature is so prolific in the produce the laws and operations of nature tion, and apparently so little atten- reign free and undisturbed. But this tive to the preservation, of the noblest is not the case with the human infant, pccies in the animal kingdom. Soine and particularly with the infants of

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