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those chimes so sweetly pealing." There is a smoothness and delicacy in this little song that will make it universally popular. Indeed Mr. Wallace's forte is evidently that of plaintive melody; for a song sung by Miss Romer in the first act, “ I hear it again," combines a similar sweetness and repose. His principal defects appear to be that he too much neglects that in which he most excels, the work, taken as a whole, being sadly deficient in repose and melody properly so called. That he proves himself experienced in masterly modulation, and that he aims at a bold and vigorous treatment of his subject, must be admitted by all who have listened to the opera. It is well put upon the stage, and, considering the tolerant character of Drury Lane audiences, is likely to compensate to the lessee for his late failures of success.

The HAYMARKET ever prospers. Its manager, like a high-mettled racer, having determined upon success, never stops but at the goal, and then but to renew his exertions. We have before alluded to the fun of the little piece entitled, “Who's the Composer ?” The complexity of its plot never puzzles the spectator: it is managed with a dexterity that shows the author a master of stage trick. It is but an adaptation from a French operetta, but an excellent one, hy Morton. It is as perfectly free from objection, and as full of the frolicsome spirit of the doubles entendres of the French school, as any vaudeville version we ever remember to have seen produced. Hudson is a great attraction in the piece: he sings the serenade "to lady dear" to perfection, and acts with the most perfect ease. Buckstone as Mephistophiles, in the vermillion tights and Vesuvius nose, at the fancy ball, tickled our fancy prodigiously.

The little house in Oxford-street has been in great and good odour for the whole of the past month. Macready of course commanded over-filled houses, and other novelties on off-nights attracted prodigiously. We shall here but speak of the long talked of ballet, “ Le Diable à Quâtre.” It is founded on our play, “ The Devil to Pay," where the basket-maker and the gentle are mutually useful to each other in the management of their respective partners for life. It is well put upon the stage; the scenery is cleverly painted, and several elaborate mechanical transportations gracefully effected. Some of the pas and dances are pretty. The Basket-maker (Gilbert), and his wife Mazourka (Mademoiselle Melanie Duval) were very entertaining. There is a Polka à coups de bâtons, that takes prodigiously with the gods in the gallery, and a mazourka by Mr. Marshall and his sister, that proves deservedly an equal favourite with the boxes. Altogether the thing is a hit.

Astley's AMPHITHEATRE follows up its own successes brilliantly. Not to do more than mention a succession of magnificent tableaux, forming altogether a grand spectacle entitled “ The last of the Barons” (from the novel of Sir E. Bulwer Lytton), the other entertainments of the last month have been of the first degree of interest. The Lupino family are worthy a place in history. As gymnasts they are pre-eminent. Their feats outrival those of the three fanious brothers, of whom, if we remember aright, John jumped down William's throat, William jumped down Richard's, and, to ensure a grand finale, the latter made a desperate somerset down his own. The Lupino family

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are equally active, but more classical in their admirable exertions. Then the great Bethon of Rouen, Mr. Paul, out-Herculeses Hercules by his feats of strength and agility ; lastly, “The Day after the Fair," exhibits the laughable humour of Barry the clown to the best advantage.

At COVENT GARDEN the concerts of Monsieur Jullien opened a fortnight back with the greatest éclât. The new arrangements are on a handsome and most liberal scale, and the house is re-decorated in white and gold with great good taste. Jullien has engaged half the best instrumentalists of Europe to secure the popularity bis bold speculation has hitherto maintained in an almost unprecedented manner.

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REVIEW OF THE PAST RACING Season.-We think it but right, though almost unnecessary, to state that the remarks on Gorhambury Races and the late lamented Lord Verulam, in this paper, were not only written, but worked off previous to the decease of his Lordship.

SALE OF BLOOD STOCK.--The late Mr. Rawlinson's stud, quite in accordance with the popular opinion that no man's horses sell so well as a dead man's, brought the following generally excellent prices at Tattersall's, on Monday the 10th of last month :

Guineas. Coronation, by Sir Hercules, out of Ruby ...

1000 Coningsby, a yearling colt by Venison, out of Ruby

630 Ruby, by Rubens, covered by Venison

310 Chadlington Maid, 5 yrs., own sister to Coronation, covered by Venison

135 Coral, 6 yrs., sister to Coronation, covered by Venison..

130 Cherry Bounce, 2 yrs., sister to Coronation

115 Chesnut Yearling Filly by Elis, out of Coral

80 Charming Kate, 4 yrs., sister to Coronation

72 Reliance, by Fungus, out of Ruby's dam

34 Coronation was bought in for one of Mr. Rawlinson's sons, and has since been advertized to cover at Willesden Paddocks.

On the 17th the following elegant extracts from John Day's stable changed owners on the same plan and place:

Guineas. Maid of Orleans, 3 yrs., by Jereed, out of Sister to Ainderby

150 Witticism, 3 yrs., by Sultan Junior, out of Victoria by Tramp 49 Bastion, 3 yrs., by Defence, out of Europa...,

43 Winchelsea, 3 yrs., by Camel, out of Monimia by Muley

40 Muscovite, 2 yrs., by Kremlin, out of Harmony

34 Stockbridge, 2 yrs., by Venison, out of Defiance

34 Cambaules, 2 yrs., by Camel, out of Pocahontas (without his engagements).

27 Viaduct, 2 yrs., by Stockport, out of Mystery

25 Tenebrosa, by The Saddler, out of Gipsians; covered by Emilius 24 A Bay Filly, 2 yrs., by Melbourne, out of Nitocris

20 That good race-horse and promising stallion, Inheritor, has lately


been purchased by the Société de Vervietoise for 500 guineas, and has been started for Belgium.

DEATH OF LORD VERULAM.—It is with sincere regret we find it amongst our other duties to record the death of so thoroughly good a man, as well as so excellent a sportsman. The noble earl, who had for the last few months suffered from dropsy and a disease of the heart, expired at his seat, Gorhambury, on the 17th of November, in the seventy-first year of his age. Nearly all our national sportshunting, racing, shooting, cricket, and other varieties-found in his lordship a worthy patron and zealous supporter. Without ever pursuing the fickle goddess of the cap and jacket to extremes, Lord Verulam's career on the turf and in the stud furnishes us with the names of some first-class candidates, whether turning to the events of the few last years, to instance the all but Derby horses, Robert de Gorham and Gorhambury, or trace yet further back to the days of the latter's dam, when natty Arthur Pavis and “the beautiful Brocard” showed each other off to so much mutual advantage. His lordship's death, of course, disqualifies Morocco for the Derby; though that colt, we hear, has just shifted his quarters from Gorhambury to the stable of Sir John Gerard. The Oaks amount of subscribers is also reduced one by the same event, in the erasure of the filly by Sir Hercules, out of Duvernay.

MULTUM IN PARVO.—The Jockey Club have passed a vote of thanks to J. P. Alix, Esq., for his disposition on all occasions to promote the amusement and objects of the Jockey Club, and particularly for his late liberal conduct in cutting down some trees which interfered with the view of the horses running over the Cesarewitch course. It has at length been finally determined to make the money subscribed for a Bentinck Testimonial the foundation of a benevolent and provident fund, to be called “The Bentinck Fund, for the benefit of trainers and jockeys, their widows and children.” Few better or

more appropriate ways could have been devised for handing the great and generous exertions of Lord George Bentinck down to posterity, than the establishment of such an institution ; and we only hope the idea will be carried out with the proper consideration it merits.- We have great pleasure in announcing the arrival of Charles Henry Russell, Esq., solicitor, at his residence, Whitecrossstreet Gaol : this is an event which has for some time been looked forward to, in consequence of the learned gentleman having neglected to pay over certain costs incurred in an action at Guildford, known as Russell versus Bentinck, and involving questions as to the laws for rascals and men of honour.—The proprietors of the Great Western Railway have given three hundred towards the prize-capital of the next Ascot Meeting.-A Sweepstakes of a very novel description, called the Newmarket Triennial Produce Stakes, to be run three years successively, has been opened for a first trial in the First October Meeting, 1818. The entries will then be three-years-old, and the same lot of horses will have to pay, run or not, the stake of 10 sovs. each in 1849 and 1850. There are already upwards of sixty subscribers, though we fear it will never come out so well as it looks upon paper. Few horses in these times, take the whole range, run

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