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fects, as the opera appears in a mutilated before the period fixed for her nuptials, state, which neither author nor manager fees and becomes enamoured of the could avoid. The second representation young Alonzo; and therefore employs was attended with some alterations. the deformed Reward to obtain ber ring
The 19th Mrs. Henry appeared at from Lupercio, whom he murders : Drury Lane theatre for the first time, bearing the ring in triumph to his milin the character of Mrs. Sullen. She tress, he demands her person as the reis pofTeffed of an elegant person, and a ward of his services; but the treating good voice; if not thrown in the shade, his suit with disdais, he contrives to The may become a valuable acquisition. meet her in a lone tower, where he ac
At the same house, on the 24th, was complishes his brutal purpose by force. répresented a new comic opera called Marcella, unable to sustain the guilt The HAUNTED Tower, written by and infamy with which she is now Mr. Cobb, a gentleman whom we have loaded, informs Alonzo that the was already noticed as the author of several privy to the assassination of Lupercio, other pieces.-The music is partly by and that Hernandez was the murderer
. Mr. Storace, and partly compiled from The steward, finding himself betrayed the works of the most eminent masters: by his mistress, declares her the parts some of the tunes, however, are hack ner of his guilt, and triumphs over neyed. The author was ably supported Alonzo, by telling him that he had by the performers; the principal of enjoyed his bride.” Hernandez then whom were, Kelly, Dignum, Sedg. Rahs himself; and Marcella, having wick, Bannister, jun. Mrs. Crouch, taken poison, expires in the arms of Miss Romanzini, and Signora Storace. her father. The success of the piece must be attri The 18th, his Majesty, with the Queen buted to these aids ; not to the inge- and the three eldest Princesses, viited nuity of the author, who seems to have this theatre, to see the DRAMATIST, trusted too much to the powers of the a comedy, by Mr. Reynolds. It being music, and the excellence of the actors. the King's first visit fince his recovery,
At Covent GARDEN, the begin. the house was uncommonly croudet, ning of November, a Mr. Harley af- and inany hundreds were totally ex: sumed the very difficult part of Śhy. cluded. The heartfelt satisfaction and LOCK; and, considering that he had to the joy which appeared on this occafion combat with a great predecessor, fustain- in the countenance and the manner of ed the character with much propriety, every individual and the ardent and particularly in the scene with Tubal. reiterated tokens of congratulation and
A few nights after the appearance gratitude which met his Majesty on his of MARCELLA at Drury Lane, that årst entrance, and continued during his tragedy was brought forward at Covent ' ftay-may be imagined, but cannot be Garden theatre, and certainly in a much described. The Queen tesified be fuperior stile. But the attention of the feelings by her tears. manager, and the exertions of the per Mr. King, on the 20th, appeared formers, were inadequate to the purpose for the first time, after an absence of of rendering it popular; so that, how- fixteen months : he was never ever Mr. Hayley may charm in the clo- at this theatre eill now, and made his fet, it is clearly evident, that his pro- entrance in Touchstone, in the di tu ductions are not adapted to the stage. Like It of Shakespeare. His merit in The plot of this tragedy is by no means this character is too well known to be uninteresting: Marcella, daughter of here repeated. The audience received the Governor of Barcelona, is addressed, him with a degree of warmth, borderwith her father's content, by Lupercio, ing on enthusiasm. to whom he gives a sing as a token of The 27th was revived, the comic prea her approbation. The governor has a tomime of the Touchstone, contains deformed steward, nained Hernandez, a procesion which was intended : who impuciently aspires to the hand of representation of the destruction of the the young lady; but this the father Bastille, if the lord chamberlain had not treats with levity. Marcella, however, interfered.
STAT E PAPERS.
LETTER OF MR. PITT I beg leave to add, that their ideas
ROYAL HIGHNESS THE are formed on the supposition that his
Majesty's illness is only temporary, and
may be of no long duration. It may
ceive such explanation, I hall respectIt is their humble opinion, that your fully wait your Royal Highness's Royal Highness Mould be empowered commands. to exercise the royal authority in the I have the honour to be, name and on the behalf of his Majesty,
With the utmost during his Majesty's illness, and to do
Deference and submission, all acts which might legally be done by his Majesty ; with provisions, never
Your Royal Highness's theless, that the care of his Majesty's
Molt dutiful royal perfon, and the management of
And devoted servant, his Majesty's houshold, and the direc
W. PITT. tion and appointment of the officers and Downing Street, servants therein, should be in the Queen, Tucíday Night, Dec. 30, 1788. under such regulations as may be thought 1.ecessary. That the power to be exercised by your Royal Highness should not extend to the granting the real or personal property of the King
Carleton House, Jan, 2, 1789. (except as far as relates to the renewal THE Prince of Wales learns from of leales) to the granting any office in Mr. Pitt, that the proceedings in Parreversion, or to the granting, for any liament are now in a train which enother term than during his Majesty's ables Mr. Pitt, according to the inpleafure, any penfion, or any office timation in his former letter, to comwhatever, except such as must by law municate to the Prince the outlines of be granted for life, or during good be the plan which his Majesty's confiden haviour; nor to the granting any rank rial servants conceive proper to be proor dignity of the peerage of this realm, pored in the present circumstances. to any perion, except his Majesty's if Concerning the steps already taken fue, who shall have attained the age of by Mr. Pitt, the Prince is filent. --No. twenty-one years. These are the prin- thing done by the two Houses of Parcipal points which have occurred to his liament can be a proper subject of his Majesty's Ministers.
animadversion; but when previously to
THE ANSWER OF HIS ROYAL HIGH
NESS THE PRINCE OF WALES.
any discussion in Parliament, the out each other; for separating the Cser lines of a scheme of government are from the State, and thereby disoning fent for his confideration, in which it government from its natural and a is proposed that he fall be personally customed support. A scheme, dulcorand principally concerned, and by which necting the authority to comband e. the royal authority, and the public wel. vice from the power of animating cb fare, may be deeply affected, the Prince reward; and for allotting to tie Praca would be unjustifiable were he to with., all the inviduous duties of govetnate, hold an explicit declaration of his fen-' without the means of foftening to a timents. This silence might be con the public, by any one act of grache ftrued into a previous approbation of a favour, or benignity. plan, the accomplishment of which, The Prince's feelings, on cortaevery motive of duty to his father and plating this plan, are allo rendered hii fovereign, as well as of regard for the more painful to him, by oblerving that public intereft, ebliges him to confider it is not founded on any general pris. ac injurious to both. In the State of ciple; but it is calculated to infole jaza deep diftress, in which the Prince and loufies and distruft (wholly grounde's whole royal family were involved, by he trusts) in that quarter, whose ca the heavy całamity, which has fallen fidence it will ever be the first pride of upon the King; and at a moment when his life to merit and obtain. With government, deprived of its chief ener gard to the motive and object of the gy and fupport, seemed peculiarly to limitations and restrictions propoietile need the cordial and united aid of all the Prince can have but little to be defcriptions of good subjects, it was not serve. No light or information is at. expected by the Prince, that a plan forded him by his Majelts's Ministe: Thould be offered to his confideration, on those points. They have informad fry which government was to be ren him whai the powers are, which they dered difficult, if nor impracticable, in mean to refuse hin, not wby they ar the hands of any person, intended to withheld. reprelent the King's authority ;- such The Prince, however, holding as be leis the hands of his eldest son, the does, that it is an undoubted and tuna Hcir Apparent of his kingdoms, and damental principle of this constitution, the perton moft bound to the main that the powers and prerogatives of de tainence of his Majesty's qus preroga Crown are velled there, as a truk for tives and authority, as well as molt in the benefit of the people; and that terested in the happineis, the prosperity, they are sacred only as they are actele and the glory of the people!
sary to the preservation of that power, The Prince forbears to remark on and balance of the conftitution, which the feveral parts of the sketch of the experience has proved to be the true plan laid before him; he apprehends fecurity of the liberty of the foboli
, iamust have been formed with lufficient must be allowed to observe, that the deliberation to preclude the probability plea of public utility ought to be strong of any argument of his producing an manifelt, and urgent, which calls for alteration of sentiment in the projectors the extinction or lufpenfion of any one of it. But he trusts, with confidence, of those effential rights in the supreme to the wisdom and justice of Parlia- power or its reprelentative; or which ment, when the whole of the subject, can jurify the Prince in confentang, and the circumfiances connected with that in his person an experiment thalt it, fhall come under their deliberation. be made to ascertain with how small a
He observes therefore only, gene- portion of the kingly, power, the execurally, on the heads cominunicated by tive government of this country may be Mr. Pitt; and it is with dccp regret the carried on. Prince makes the observurion, that he The Prince has only to add, that if fees, in the contenis of that paper, a security for his Majesty's re-porselling projeir for producing weaknels; difor his rightful government, whenever it der, and infecurity in every branch of Hall please Providence, in bounty to the adminiftration of affairs : a pro- this country, to remove the calamity
. jiet for dividing the Royal Family fruik with which he is a licted, be any party
of the object of this plan, the Prince King's subjects he deplores the moft) has only to be convinced, that any in full confidence that the affe&tion and measure'is neceffary, or even conducive loyalty to the King, the experienced to that end, to be the first to urge it as attachment to the House of Brunswick, the preliminary and permanent con- and the generofity which has always fideration of any fettlenient in which he distinguished this nation, will carry him could consent to thare.
through the many difficulties, insepaIf attention to what it is presumed rable froin this most critical situation, 'Thust be 'his Majesty's feelings and with comfort to himself, with honour wishes on the happy day of his reco to the King, and with advantage to the very, be the object, the Prince expresses public. his firm conviction, that no event would be more repugnant to the feelings of
ADDRESS his Royal Father, than the knowledge that the government of his Son and re.
FROM THE IRISH PARLIAMENT TO presentative had exhibited the sovereign
THE PRINCE OF WALES; OFFERpower of the realm in a state of degra
ING HIM THE TITLE OF PRINCE dation, of curtailed authority and di
REGENT OF IRELAND. minished energy-a ftate, hurtful in
TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS GEORGE practice to the prosperity and good go
PRINCE OF WALES. verument of his people, and injurious in its precedent to the society of the The humble Address of the Lords monarch, and the rights of his family. Spiritual and Temporal, and Cons
Upon that part of the plan which re. mons in Parliament affembled." gards the King's real and perfonal property, the Prince feels himself com May it please your Royal Highness, pelled to remark, that it was not neces. we, his Majesty's most dutiful and fary for Mr. Pitt, nor yet proper, to loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and sugges to the Prince the restraint he Temporal, and the Commons of Ireproposes against the Prince's granting land in Parliament assembled, beg leave away the King's real or personal pro. to approach your Royal Highness, with perty:
hearts full of the most loyal and af The Prince does not conceive, diat, fectionate attachment to the perfon and during the King's life, he is, by law, goverment of your Royal Father, to entitled to make any such grant; and exprels the deepest and molt grateful he is sure that he has never mewn the sense of the numerous blessings which smallest inclination to pofsels any fuch we have enjoyed under that illuftrious power. But it remains with Mr. Pitt house, whose acceffion to the Throne of to consider the eventual interests of the these realms has eftablished civil and Royal Family, and to provide a proper constitutional liberty upon a basis, and natural security against the mis- which, we truf, will never be shaken; . management of them in others. and, at the same tiine, to condole with
The Prince has discharged an indir- your Royal Highness, upon the grievous penhble duty in thus giving his free malady with which it has plealed Heaopinion on the plan submitted to his , ven to affli&t the beft of Sovereigns. confideration.
We have, however, the confolation This conviction of the evils which of reflecting, that this severe calamity may arise to the King's interests, to the hath not been visited upon us, until the peace and happiness of the Royal Fa. virtues of your Royal Highnets have mily, and to the safety and welfare of been fo matured as to enable your the nation, froin the government of the Royal Highness to discharge the duties country remaining longer in its present of an important trult, for the perforin. maimed and debilitated state, our ance whereof the eyes of all bis Maweighs, in the Prince's mind, every jesty's subjects, of both kingdoms, are other confideration, and will deter- directed to your Royal Highness. mine him to undertake the painful trust We therefore beg leave humbly to imposed upon him by the present me request, that your Royal Highness wil lancholy necesity (which of all the be pleased to take upon you the govern
ment of this realm, during the con induces me for a few days to delar gisa
OF THE MARQUIS OF SUCITS
HAN, ON REFUSING TO TRASY E. COOKE, Cler. Parl. Dom.Com.
XIT THE PRECEDING ADDRESS. THE PRINCE'S ANSWER.
My Lords and Gentlemes,
UNDER the impreffions which I My Lords and Gentlemen,
feel of my official doty,
and of the cath The Address from the Lords Spiri- which I have taken as Chief Govers tual and Temporal, and Commons of of Ireland, I am obliged to see Ireland, which you have presented to transmitting this Addrefs into Grex me, demands my warmest and earlieft Britain. thanks.
For I cannot confider myfelf a If any thing could add to the esteem ranted to lay before the Prince of and affection I have for the people of Wales an address, purporting to ime Ireland, it would be the loyal and af- his Royal Highnels with powers fectionate attachment to the person and take upon him the government of the government of the King my father, realm, before be Mall be enabled by manifested in the Address of the two law fo to do. Houses. What they have done, and their
TREATY manner of doing it, is a new proof of OP DEFENSIVE ALLIANCE BETWEEN their undiminished duty to his Majesty,
THE BRITISH KING AND HIS WA of their uniform attachment to the
JESTY OF PRUSSIA, House of Brunswick, and of their conItant care and attention to maintain in THEIR Majesties the King of violate the concord and connection be. Great Britain, and the King of Prulfia, tween the kingdoms of Great Britain being animated with a faceré and and Ireland, fo indispensably necessary equal defire to improve and consolidate to the prosperity, the happiness, and the ftri&t union and friendship, which Jiberties of both.
- having been transmitted to them by If in conveying my grateful senti. their ancestors, fo happily sub6ft bements on their conduct, in relation to tween them, and to concert the sof the King my father, and to the in- proper measures for securing their museparable interests of the two kingdoms, tual interests, and the general tranquilI find it impossible adequately to ex-lity of Europe, have resolved to renew press my feelings on what relates to and Atrengthen those ties by a treaty of myself; I trust you will not be the less Defensive Alliance; and they have disposed to believe, that I have an une authorised for this purpose, (io wit) deritanding to comprehend the value of his Majesty the King of Great Britain, what they have done, a heart that must the Sieur Joseph Ewart, bis Envey remember, and principles that will not Extraordinary at the Court of Berlin; luffer me to abuse their confidence. and his Majesty the King of Pruffia,
But the fortunate change which has the Sieur Ewald Frederic Compte de taken place in the circumstances which Hertsberg, his Minifter of State, and of gave occafion to the address agreed to the Cabinet, Knight of the Order of by the Lords and Commons of Ireland, the Black Eagle; who, after recipro.