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universities of Germany, the students sors, is independent of the universit. of which, in their last year, mostly re The veterinary school enjoys a very pair to London or Paris, and even fur- high reputation, but it has not yet been ther : seldom do they turn their steps extended, as in Austria and in Saxony, towards Sweden or Russia, and never to all farriers apprentices indiscriminatevisit Norway.
ly. It has been judged sufficient to The library of the university is very oblige every diocese to send a pupil voluminous, and yet is not considered there : there are generally forty scholars as of any great utility: the number of there. new works is but small, and many of The principal literary societies are, the antient ones are not complete.' It the Academy of Sciences; the society seems to have been adopted for a prin- which has for its object the study of hisciple, and perhaps it is not ill founded, tory, and of the Norther languages; the that a library, as complete as that of the Academy of Belles Lettres, the Society king, is sufficient for such a city as that of Rural Economy; the Royal Society of of Copenhagen; but there is one rery medicine; the Genealogico-heraldic Sovaluable article there, viz. a collection ciety, which publishes an historical abof Icelandic MSS. many of which have stract relative to noble families, with been already made public.
the engravings of their arms; the Society The botanical garden contains about of Icelandic Literature, the object of 7000 plants from all parts of the globe; which is to diffuse information, and, it is open every day to such as cultivate above all, on the subject of economics, this science; plants are even distributed, among the Icelanders, by publishioz several times in the week, to students their memoirs in their own language; that wish to form herbaries.
the Society of Natural History; the SoThe cabinet of natural history is very ciety of Scandinavian Literature, estaextensive, and has a great number of blished to combine the literati of Dearare and valuable articles in it: the col- mark, of Sweden, and of Norway, by lection of serpents, in particular, is very publishing, alternately, the result of considerable. Many oi the insects have their labours; and, lastly, the New Sobeen brought by the society of Arabian ciety of Literature. All these learned voyagers, Niebuhr, &c. The collection bodies publish works, propose prizes, of minerals contains almost all the and, proceeding with zeal and constancy known species, and some others which to effect their different objects, do not have not yet been described; the whole cease to contribute towards the aggrearranged according to the system of gate mass of knowledge, and have al. Werner. This cabinet is open once a ready efficaciously operated to raise to a week to the public.
state of splendour, a small country, very The university has, likewise, a labo- little favoured by nature, and which has ratory of chemistry, and an amphitheatre more than one powerful obstacle to oianatomy.
struggle against. The academy of chirurgery, formed (To be concluded in our next.) of celebrated and distinguished profes
THE DRAMA. N Thursday evening, the 14th of the long period of three hours. If in. vent Garden, a new Comedy, avowedly a piot, the present comedy, possesses it from the pen of Mr. Reynolds, called in the highest degree ; for, according to The Delinquent, or, Seeing Company. - Bayes, the audience were to make a plot Much as we might have been induced for theniselves. This may not apply in to give him credit from his former suc- its full extent, but what we were alle cessful productions, for something that to inake out, was as Collows:--couid have claimed our approbation The delinquency of Sir Arthur Courcy
, we must confess that we fell ourselves forms the principal foundation and severely disappointed on the present oc- ground-work of the whole fable. It casion. We did not expect high finish- appears that he was a man of consideraed or strong characters, nor depth of the propery in the county of Northumplot---but we certainly had reason to berland; that he married a daughter of louk for soinething like interest, during Lord Danvers, who ruined huni by her
exiravagance and dissipation. He be- degree of propriety, the obedience of came a bankrupt, eluded his creditors, Sir Arthur to the abduction of an innom filed his country, and became an outlaw. cent female, is by far beyond our powers, The father of Sir Edward Specious and a man whose moral sentiments are so old Doric, an architect, from the Mino- refined, and who seems to be one“ more ries, are his principal creditors. Sir Ed- simed against than sinning." In short; ward Specious meets the delinquent in the whole play is a heavy series of ima great poverty at an obscure inn, in Italy. probability. We angured something recognizes him, and promises him for- very favourable from the two first acts, giveness opon (what appears very un- in one of which Emery, whimsically accountable) the actual obedience to all enough, appears as á north-country the orders of his patron. The hopes, sailor, who has been gambling at a race however, of finding the long lost trea- course with good effect. In the subseć sure of a daughter, induces Sir Arthur quent scenes, however, his part beto accept the offer, and they both arrive came very dull, in which the actor was in England. Lord Danvers, upon the not to blame. The part of Sir Arthur supposed death of lady Courcy, takes was given to Kemble, who acted exthe infant under his protection, but be. tremely well. Mrs. H. Johnstone gave ing obliged to go to India, and dying to Olivia considerable interest and there, consigns her to the care and pro- Munden was all life and spirit in Majot tection of an honest and rich old veteran, Tornado. Mrs. Aubrey proses too Major Tornado. The mother contrives much, and Lewis's part wants consideto be appointed governess to her own rable curtailment. The marriage of the daughter, that she night teach her to last with Olivia, seems to prove the inavoid those errors she had fallen into.- dispensable necessity there is for a love Sir Edward' has seen, and loves Olivia plot in an English comedy, according Tomado (as she is called) and failing in to the author. The prologue was neat, his attempt to arrest Mrs. Aubrey, the and the epilogue touched on the pregoverness, he employs the delinquent vailing fashions of the day with some to convey her on board his yacht, at humour, but too much in the hackwhich the latter hesitates : but when neved method; after which there were he hears it is to proceed to Northum- a few lines to the memory of LORD berland, he no longer delays, that being Nelson, which must ever be grateful, the place where he hopes to find his long though melancholy in the contemplalost treasure. Proceeding to execute tion to a British audience. the orders of his patron, he finds out by On Thursday evening, the 29th day the stale trick of the picture of Lord of October, was represented a new coDanvers, pendant to her breast, that medy from the joint pens of Messrs. she is his own daugliter. Sir Edward Pye and Arnold, called A Prior Claim. repents, gives him up his bonds--Sir The story which is simple, is as follows. Arthur is reconciled to his wife, and The first scene opens with a peal of bestows his daughter on young Doric, bells, which is to annour.ce the apwith whom she has not a single inter- proaching marriage of Sir William Freeriew on the stage, and who seeins to be man's daughter to Mortimer, with unipitched upon, for no other reason, than versal concurrence. She had formerly that he must be given in marriage to been betrothed to Col. Raymond, who somebody:
had gone to the East Indies about four In the developement of this fable, we years before, and is supposed to be killare at a loss to conceive the motives of ed at the siege of Seringapatam. This resentment which actuate Miss Stoic, a was, however, an attachment more of sister of Major Tornado (whose pro- ésteem than affection. Mortimer, to pinquity we shouldbe glad to have made whom she has sincerely given her heart, out) against Mr. Aubrey and Olivia, however, cannot get rid of some severe that induce her to forge such tales forebodings; near as he is to a consuinagainst them to the Major. She is re- mation of his happiness, and they prove presented as an hypocritical old maid, too well founded'; for Col. Raymond who lives in the inost' recluse' solitude, makes his appearance just at this time. and from revenge of former disappoint He discovers himself to the father, and ments, directs her venom against those insisting upon his pretensions to a prior innocent objects. To reconcile with any claim being just, he resolutely demands
Maria, to which Sir William, being a Mair il n'y a rien de nouveau dans tout man of strict honour, unwillingly con- ceci.--Mortiiner is to be had in every resents. Maria, in an interview with Ray- cruiting party, and Raymond is found mond, acknowledges the justice of his on the stage in fitty other pieces. We claim, regrets that she can never bestow are not a little surprised at the obstinacy on him the affection of a wife, but at of Raymond in refusing to give up Mathe sanie time promises never to marry ria, even after she tells him of the ima any other. Raymond, however, still re- possibility of her bestowing on him fuses to give her up. She has a meeting any niore than her esteem-and particuwith Mortimer, (supposed by them to larly, in his making his servant watch be their last) to which Raymond is the two lovers, whose honesty revolts at privy, in which, after making a number the condescension. Whatever might of pathetic speeches, they mutually take have been the stern virtue of the cololeave of each other for ever, with such nel, he certainly had no delicacy, and heroic sentiments, that every heart must his subsequent generosity seems to be beat in sympathy with their distress.-- very unwillingly wrested froin hin.Raymond, transported with admiration The denouement is perceived from the very at their constancy as well as magnani- first, though it is somewhat rendered mity, comes forward and joins the intricate by the pervicacity of Raymond. hands of the lovers, with all the effect It inust be confessed that Barrymore of a German picture (upon which mo- gave to this character all the energy and del the play is evidently written) and the dignity that it required. The undercurtain immediately drops. Attached plot or Emily and young Freeman is doto this principal story, there is one made lorously heary. It consists almost en. to join it, though it has no relation.— tirely of sentiments, several of which are Freeman has madle overtures of a certain merely traps ad captandum vulzus ; und nature, which his understanding by no the part of Lounger, which was ill cast means subsequently approved of, io a in being given to Palmer, was a miserayoung person who is a dependant of blc imitation of the Hon. Tom ShufMaria's, which are spurned with justin- fleton, although in tlie scene where he is dignation by her, who inforins him, caught by Freeman, pursuing Emily, he upon bis offering her his hand by way of gives him some repartees of peculiar atonement, that she is by no means his force; his pantaloons and his coat, inferior in point of birth, but scorns the however, were the only novelties. There idea of coming into any family in the are three songs interspersed in the piece. light of a dependant, nor will she ever That by Miss Duncan, who as Niaria, marry with apparently selfish motives.-- sustained her part with considerable Freeman lights upon an old Scotchinan, propriety, was rapturously encored.who is just arrived, with the intent of Vliss de Camp's was not quite so letting Emily know that she is heiress good. Johnston, as Patrick O'Shatter, to the house of M•Donald, in Scotland, and who is the common blundering and is entitled to a large fortune, upon Irishman, introduced a parody on the which intelligence he generously re “ Willow," which did no credit to the solves to give up all thoughts of her, for author, nor to the audience that encorfear she should think the offer of his eu it. In short, the authorshad no sahand the result of prior information. In son whatever to complain of the perhis farewel interview with her, she formers, who gave to their parts eiery takes notice of his never once mention- degree of excellence. But we augur uning the subject nearest his heart, and favourably as to the continuance of the ventures to enquire the reason; upon piece: it is too dull and sentimental, which he declares them--when she of- and would suit much better the phleg. fers herself to him, if worthy of his ac- matic gloom of a German audience. ceptance. These very heavy scenes are Although it was given out for a second eniłeavoured to be diversified by se representation, without a dissenting veral comic ones, in which Patrick voice, we think it cannot last long, and O’Shatter, servant to Raymond, finds when it falls, it Fanny, his wife, beset with lovers, and “ Falls like Lucifer-never to hope Lewiger bears the principal part. again.”