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Maj. Gen. Powlett, Caversham, near Reading,
6 Dec. 1824.
Sir E. G. Butler, late of 87 F.
Foley, late of R. Mar. Worcester.
Lieut. Col. Fraser, h. p. 18 F. Jamaica, 1 Nov.
Broome, R. Art. Jamaica, 4 Jan. 1825.
Major Mackenzie, 77 F. Jamaica.

Newton, h. p. 1 Gar. Bat. Chatham, 1 Jan. Delius, h. p. 4 Line, Ger. Leg. 23 do. Capt. Campbell, 91 F. Spanish Town, Jamaica, 29 Nov. 1824. Forbes, b. p. 56 F. Sloane Street, 7 Feb

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BIRTHS.

June 19, 1824. At Miramichi, New Brunswick, the wife of Alexander Fraser, jun. Esq. of a son. Sept. 18. At Serampore, the lady of George S. Elphinston, Esq. of a son.

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

25. At Walajabaud, the lady of LieutenantColonel Brodie, of the 23d native infantry, Madras, of a son.

Nov. 29. At Jamaica, the lady of Dr George Dempster, of a son.

Jan. 5, 1825. At Madeira, the lady of Dr Wil liam Gourlay of Kincraig, of a daughter.

6. At Halifax, the lady of Captain Houston Stewart, Royal Navy, of a son.

23. At the Union Hotel, St Andrew's Square, the lady of Captain Elliot, Royal Navy, of a son. 24. At Forth Street, Mrs A. Brodie, of a son. Feb. 1. At Montrose, Mrs Smart of Conensyth, of a daughter.

At Haddington, Mrs Henry Davidson, of a

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Hay, late 6 Vet. Bat. Edinb. 20 June, 1824. Tudor, h. p. York Ran. 9 Oct. Ensign W. A. Ross, 50 F. Up Park, Jamaica, 18 Nov. 1824. Paym. Lieut. Vinicombe, 50 F. Clarke, h. p. 84 F. Dublin, 24 Dec. Quart. Mast. Stewart, h. p. 76 F. Banff, 12 Jan. Blanche, h. p. Reay Fencibles. Commissariat Department. As. Com. Gen. Rossiter, Demerara, Medical Department. Surg. Gill, 50 Jamaica, Staff As. Surg. Wiley, Jamaica,

-At Trinity, Mrs Burnet, of a son.

21. At Dalkeith, the lady of Captain Robert Tait, R. N. of a daughter.

22. At George Square, the lady of Patrick Dudgeon, Esq. of East Craig, of a daughter.

-At Edinburgh, the lady of Matthew N. Macdonald, Esq, W. S. of a son.

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24. At Gloucester Place, the lady of James Horner, Esq. younger of Newlands, of a son.

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11. At Easter Warriston, the lady of Lieut.< General the Hon. Alex. Duff, of a daughter. Mrs Kinloch, of Gourlie, of a daughter. 12. At Ardincaple Castle, the Right Hon. Lady John Campbell, of a daughter.

13. At Milliken, the lady of Sir William Milliken Napier, Bart. of a son.

14. In Great King Street, the lady of H. Lumsden, Esq. advocate, of a son.

15. At Newhall, the lady of John Buckle, Esq. of a son.

At Hope Street, the lady of Lieut.-Colonel F. W. Taylor, of a daughter.

At 3, Royal Circus, Mrs Walter Dickson, of

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At Fortmary, Mrs William Bell, of a son. 23. At Duddingston, the lady of George Steed, Esq. royal dragoons, of a daughter.

At Kinross Manse, Mrs Robertson, of a son. At Douglas's Hotel, St Andrew's Square, Mrs Lockhart of Castlehill, of a daughter. 24. The Hon. Mrs George Macdonell, of a son. 25. Mrs Paul, 9, Howe Street, of a daughter. 26. At St Andrews, Mrs Baltour, of a daughter. At Edinburgh, the lady of John Street, Esq. of the royal artillery, of a son.

28. At 5, West Circus Place, Mrs Clephane, of a daughter.

31. At Prestonpans, Mrs Hislop, of a daughter. April 1. At Regulas, the lady of Sir Thomas Dick Lauder of Grange and Fountainhall, Bart. of a daughter.

3. At Polkemmet, the lady of Sir William Baillie, Bart. of a son.

Lately, At No. 5, St John Street, Mrs H. Alexander, of a son.

Lately, Mrs Waugh, 13, St John Street, of a daughter.

MARRIAGES.

Dec. 8, 1821.-At Kingarar, Island of Mull, Peter M'Arthur, Esq. Ardwea, to Flora, daughter of the late John Maclean, Esq. of Langamull.

Jan. 8, 1825.-At Twickenham, Robert Jeffrey, Esq. to Mary Eleanor, widow of the late William Simpson, Esq. Madras.

28. At Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, Mr John Swayne, Elie, Fifeshire, to Agnes Georgiana, daughter of the late Captain Peddie, Leith Walk.

31. At London, Captain the Hon. Walter Forbes, Coldstream Guards, second son of the Right Hon. Lord Forbes, to Horatio, daughter of Sir John Gregory Shaw, Bart. of Kenward, county of Kent.

Feb. 1. At Glasgow, the Rev. Thomas Watson of Cormiston, minister of Covington, to Eleanora, daughter of David M'Haffie, Esq. of Overton.

At Muricambus, Mr Thomas Grey, King's Kettle, to Isabella, daughter of Mr Robert Simson, Muircambus, Fifeshire.

2. At Dundas Street, the Rev. James Brown, minister of Kilrenny, to Mary, daughter of the late Rev. James Forrester, minister of Kilrenny.

3. By the Rev. Dr Dickson, of the West Kirk, at 6, Shandwick Place, Walter Seott, Esq. lieutenant in the 15th Hussars, eldest son of Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford, Bart. to Miss Jane Jobson, only child of the late William Jobson, Esq. of Lochore, in the county of Fife.

6. At Anstruther, Mr David Johnston, currier and leather-merchant, Edinburgh, to Juliet, eldest daughter of Mr William Morton, leather-factor, Edinburgh.

7. At Kirkaldy, Thomas L. Dundas, Esq. royal navy, to Margaret, third daughter of Dr Johnstone, Kirkaldy.

8. At Peel, the Rev. Nathaniel Paterson, minister of Galashiels, to Margaret, daughter of Mr Robert Laidlaw, Peel, Selkirkshire.

10. At Aberford, William Mure, Esq. son of William Mure, Esq. of Caldwell, to Laura, second daughter of the late William Markham, Esq. of Becca Hall, in the county of York.

-At Balgownie, William Urquhart, Esq. of Craigston, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Fraser, Esq. of Fraser field.

12. At London, Mr Charles Lambert, to Jane, eldest daughter of Robert Spears, Esq. of Kinninmont, Fifeshire.

14. At Edinburgh, John Tulloh, Esq. of Arthurshiell, county of Roxburgh, to Helen R. S. Falconar, second daughter of David Falconar, Esq. of Carlowrie.

-At Aberdeen, Alexr. Thomson, Esq. of Banchory, to Jessy, eldest daughter of Alexr. Fraser, Esq. merchant.

15. At Falkirk, Robert Paton, writer, Orkney, to Matilda, only daughter of the late Mr Robert Russel, of London.

17. At Morningside, Daniel Mackay, Esq. of Santa Cruz, to Mrs Muir, relict of John Muir, Esq. late of Demarara.

Feb. 21. At Oban, on the 21st ultimo, the Rev. Alexander Beith, Glasgow, to Julia, eldest daughter of J. Robson, Esq. Oban.

22 At Bo'ness, James Johnston, Esq. merchant, Edinburgh, to Helen, youngest daughter of the late William Scott, Esq. Musselburgh.

23. At Jedburgh, Mr Thomas Watson, Leith Walk, to Margaret, daughter of the late John Harvey, Esq. surgeon of the 2d Queen's Dragoon Guards.

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3. At Edinburgh, Mr James Aitken, writer in Edinburgh, to Jane, only daughter of the late Mr Thomas Patterson, merchant there.

2. At Mary Place, Stockbridge, Thomas John Brown, Esq. merchant, London, to Barbara, second daughter of the late Mr Thomas Mitchell, Hill of Udney.

March 11. At Edinburgh, Hugh Watson, Esq. W. S. to Elizabeth Andrevna, only daughter of the late Mr Andrew Watson, of Petrozavodsk, in Russia.

14. At Edinburgh, the Rev. D. Campbell, jun. Auchnellan, to Sarah, youngest daughter of the deceased Dr William Moodie, late one of the ministers of Edinburgh.

15. At St George's, Hanover Square, London, Colonel the Hon. Frederick Ponsonby, to Lady Emily Bathurst, youngest daughter of Earl Bathurst.

18. At Edinburgh, Robert Bruce, Esq. of Burravoe, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Dr David Young, minister of Foulden, Berwickshire.

21. In St Paul's Chapel, Archibald Alison, Esq. advocate, to Elizabeth Glencairn, youngest daughter of Lieut.-Colonel Tytler, lately of the North British Staff.

At Ayton Law, Mr James Allan of Reston, to Mary, daughter of James Herriot, Esq. AytonLaw.

26. At Edinburgh, James Grant, M. D. Friarbank, near Jedburgh, to Eleanor Maria Anne, second daughter of the late Rev. Robert Elliot, reetor of Weldrake and Huggate, Yorkshire.

29. At Glasgow, John Balfour, Esq. Pilrig Street, to Robina, third daughter of the late Captain Robert Gordon of Invercharron.

- Mr Richard Mark, rector of the grammar school of Campbeltown, to Jean, daughter of Mr Dymock, Glasgow.

31. At Prince's Street, Mr James Turnbull, merchant, Edinburgh, to Mary Montague, second daughter of the late Mr Ewart.

April 5. At Glocester Lodge, the Earl of Clanricarde, to Harriet, only daughter of the Right Hon. George Canning. The ceremony was performed by the Bishop of London.

DEATHS.

August 1824. At Nagpore, in India, Captain William Hardy of Charlesfield, eldest surviving son of the late Rev. Dr Thomas Hardy, Professor of Church History in the University of Edinburgh, and one of the ministers of that city.

10. At St Thome, Madras, William, youngest son of Lieut.-Colonel Commandant Robert Macdowall, 7th Regiment Native Infantry.

Aug. 26. Lost in the Ganges, by the upsetting of his boat, Captain James Head, commander of his Majesty's ship the Canning.

Sept. 22. At Madras, Captain Archibald Erskine Pattullo, Commanding the Hon. the Governor's Body Guard, Fort George.

29. At Madras, Mrs Bowser, wife of LieutenantGeneral Thomas Bowser, commanding in Mysore.

Oct. 6. At China, Mr James Mackenzie, sixth officer of the Hon. Company's ship Duke of York, second son of the late Alexander Mackenzie, Esq. of Letterewe.

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25. At Karasubaser, in the Crimea, the celebrated Madame Krudener.

Jan. 3. 1825. At Jamaica, Major Roderick Mackenzie, of the 77th regiment.

9. At sea, on board his Majesty's ship Diamond, Gilbert, youngest son of William Elliot Lockhart, Esq. of Cleghorn, M. P.

13. At Spanish Town, Jamaica, David Macvicar, Esq. one of the Masters of Chancery there, son of the late Neil Macvicar, Esq. of Fergushill, writer in Edinburgh.

22. At Kirkaldy, Michael Lundin, son of Mr Lundin Cooper, writer there, aged 6 years, and on the 23d, Elizabeth Kinnear, his daughter, aged 4 years. At Kirkaldy, Mr John Malcolm, ship-owner, aged 80 years.

At Newton, Northumberland, Mrs Methven, wife of Captain Methven, Royal Navy.

23. At Dunblane, Mr James Milne, jun. son of the late Andrew Milne, Esq. Bo'ness.

24. At Paris, the Right Hon. Sackville, Earl of Thanet.

-At Linlithgow, in the 94th year of his age, Mr William Wilson, senior, shoemaker there, much and justly regretted by a numerous and respectable circle of friends and acquaintances. There were several occurrences in the life of this worthy old man deserving of record. He witnessed the battle of Prestonpans, and saw the fall of the brave and virtuous Colonel Gardner. He was on the plains of Abram with the immortal Wolfe, and bore a part of the arduous duties of the evermemorable day when that lamented hero fell. He used to remark, that he lived in three kings' reigns, saw three commanding officers fall, was a member of three mason lodges, and had three descendants in the direct line, all William Wilsons.

25. At Briery Yards, aged 94, Thomas Turnbull, Esq. of Fenwick.

26. At his house, 5, Pilrig Street, Mrs Margaret Reoch, wife of Mr John Reoch, and on the 11th inst. Margaret Martha, their infant daughter. 27. At Kirkaldy, Mr William Moffat, merchant there.

28. At Penzance, John Gloag, Esq. of Limefield. 31. At Woodburn, near Kirkintulloch, John Buchanan, Esq. of Carbeth.

-At Edinburgh, Margaret Macalister, only daughter of Mr H. Pillans, printer.

Feb. 1. At Powis Farm, Miss Margaret Bruce, eldest daughter of the late John Bruce, Esq. Sheriff-substitute of Clackmannanshire.

-At Aberdeen, Peter Hay, Esq. of Hayfield, aged 78.

5. At Morton, Lieut.-General Alex. Trotter. -At Selkirk, Mr William Borrowman, surgeon, aged 81.

7. At his father's house, Mr George Scott, late of the Admiralty Office, London, eldest son of Mr Alexander Scott, Ormiston.

-At Scremerston, Mrs Elizabeth Hogarth, wife of Robert Hogarth, Esq. of Scremerston.

8. At Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Mary, eldest daughter of Major Hugh Falconar, late of the 82d Regiment of Foot.

At Edinburgh, Mrs Macalister of Balnahill. Mrs Jean Morrison, spouse to Dr Robert Hamilton, Professor of Mathematics in Marischall College, Aberdeen.

9. At House of Hill, near Edinburgh, Mr Archibald Wilson, farmer, and sheep and cattle dealer.

11. At Meadowfield, in the 78th year of her age, Mrs Margaret Couston, relict of Mr John Russell, late tenant in Rires.

At Edinburgh, Arch. Macdougall, Esq. of Dildawn.

12. At Leith, Mrs Frances Thom, wife of Mr Alex. S. Bisset, shipmaster.

-At 43, Queen Street, Edinburgh, in the 10th year of his age, William, only son of Sir Alexander Keith of Dunnotar.

At Aberdeen, the Rev. John Farquharson, minister of Ruthven.

-William Murray, Esq. Solicitor Supreme Courts, and agent for the Church of Scotland, in his 77th year.

10. At 65, Nicolson Street, Margaret Lawrie, wife of Mr Alexander Henderson, goldsmith.

-At Caen, in France, in the 10th year of his age, George Alexander, eldest son of Major-General Halket.

- At Darinane, in the county of Kerry, Ireland, Maurice O'Connell, Esq. in the 98th year of his age. He was eldest brother of General Daniel, Count O'Connell, Grand Cross of the order of the Holy Ghost; first cousin of Maurice, Baron O'Connell, Grand Chamberlain to the Emperor of Austria; and uncle to Counsellor O'Connell.

11. His Highness Frederick IV. Duke of Gotha. By his death the male line of the branch descending from Duke Ernest the Pious, which has reigned nearly two hundred years, is extinct, aud the dominions of the house fall to the collateral branches in Hildburghausen, Coburgh, and Meinngen, who have accordingly published a procla mation to that effect.

13. At Edinburgh, Mrs Agnes Simpson, relict of Mr James Megget, merchant there.

At West Linton, Mrs Charlotte M'Caul, wife of the Rev. Alex. Forrester.

At Annfield, Elizabeth Wilson, relict of Mr Thomas Rennie.

-At Arbroath, Isabella Goodall, wife of Mr Patrick Wilson, bookseller.

14. At Nice, Miss Helen E. Davidson, youngest daughter of the late Robert Davidson, Esq. of Pinnacle Hill.

15. At Lawfield, Jessy, eldest daughter of Mr William Bertram.

- At Whitehill, near Glasgow, John Carlye, only son of Mr Robison, Coates Crescent.

16. At Edinburgh, John Menzies, Esq. Solicitor of Customs for Scotland.

- Mr James Francis Souter, only son of David Souter, Esq. Macduff.

17. In Forth Street, Edinburgh, Patrick, third son of Mr James Mackay, jeweller.

19. At London, Mrs Susanna Maria Bradford, relict of Lieutenant-Colonel James Flint, late of his Majesty's 25th Regiment of Foot.

-At Edinburgh, Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr Robert Rattray, writer to the signet. 20. At Stirling, Mr James Hamilton, of Boddingsgill, merchant, Biggar.

At Netherhouse, Lesmahagow, Elizabeth, infant daughter of Major Peat.

At Castle Street, Mrs Rosina Home, relict of Mr Thomas Laing, and eldest daughter of the deceased Hon. George Home.

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At No. 30, Frederick Street, George Kennedy, Esq. writer.

22. At Bexhill, Sussex, Agnes, wife of Henry Riddell, Esq. W. S.

-At Mungall Cottage, Joseph Stainton, Esq. manager of the Carron Company.

Mrs Nancy Gibson, wife of Mr G. B. Brown, brewer, North Back of Canongate.

-At Edinburgh, Katharine, daughter of the late Thomas Wedderburn, Esq. Collector of Customs, Inverness.

At Douglas, Isle of Man, Arthur Crawford, Esq. late merchant, Belfast.

23. At Edinburgh, James Taylor, after an illness of ten days.

24. At Edinburgh, Mr Thomas Cavens, student of medicine, from Dumfries-shire.

At Newington, Mrs Elizabeth Tod, wife of Mr James Macfarlane.

24. At Gorgie Damhead, Mrs Marion Cleghorn, relict of Mr William Ronaldson, in her 91st year.

26. At Forth Street, William, youngest son of Mr James Mackay, jeweller.

-At Edinburgh, George, youngest son of Geo. Wauchope, Esq.

27. At Edinburgh, Mrs Margaret Davie, wife of Mr Martin, W. S.

-At Edinburgh, Mr James Scott, builder.

Margaret Home, daughter of Mr John Brewster, printer, Society.

-At Mary's Place, Stockbridge, Agnes, youngest daughter of Mr Parker.

27. At Nice, Thomas, eldest son of George Car stairs, Esq. merchant, Leith.

28. At Cowdenhill, Mrs Margaret Angus, widow of Lieut. James Ritchie, R. N.

28. At Abercromby Place, Grace, fourth daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, Esq. of Pinmore, March 2. At Links, Kirkaldy, Ann Bell, eldest daughter of Mr William Bell, late of Canada.

3. In Dover Street, Piccadilly, LieutenantGeneral Sir James Erskine, Bart. of Torrie, Fifeshire.

-At his house, Circus Place, John Hutchison, Esq. writer in Edinburgh.

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13. At Bath, Captain Alexander Campbell, Royal Navy, third son of the late John Campbell, Esq. of Glensaddle and Newfield.

At Collydean, near Leslie, Mr James Laing. -At Edinburgh, Mary Henrietta, youngest daughter of the late John Gillespie, Esq. of Mountquhanie.

15. At 27, Frederick Place, Hampstead Road, London, John Brodie, Esq.

-At Glasgow, the Rev. Dr William Taylor, of St Enoch's, and one of his Majesty's Chaplains for Scotland. His loss is deeply and generally lamented.

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21. At Chelsea, near London, the Rev. Duncan Robertson, D.D.

At his house, Westbridge, Kirkaldy, John Stocks, Esq. and at her house, Townhead, Kinghorn, on the 28th, Mrs Christian Stocks, his mother.

20. Susan, third daughter of the late Mr William Dickie, secretary to the Caledonian Insurance Company.

At Glasgow, John Hamilton, Esq. of Mavisbank.

-At his house, 15, Gayfield Square, Mr David Handyside, in his 66th year.

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-At West Kilbride, after a short illness, Mr Hunter of Kirkland.

26. At Stranraer, James Caird, of Drumfadt, Esq. writer there.

27. At Bath, in his 46th year, the Hon. and Rev. George Herbert, brother to Earl Caernar

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At his house, George Square, Ninian Lowis, Esq. of Plean.

At his seat, Haugh Hall, Lancashire, Alexander Earl of Balcarras.

28. At Hampton Court Palace, Lady Elizabeth Seymour.

30. At 7, Dundas Street, William, youngest child of Alexander Cleghorn, Esq. of the Customs, 31. At Aberdour, Fife, Robert Ogilvie, second son of John Philip, Esq. surgeon there.

At Woburn Farm, near Chertsey, in her 62d year, Charlotte, wife of Vice-Admiral Stirling.

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April 2. Charles Barclay, infant son of Charles Hunter, Esq. of Seaside.

6. Lieutenant-Colonel Macdonald, late of the 45th regiment, aged 32 years.

Lately, On board the ship Simpson, on his passage from Bombay to London, Captain James Maccalum, of the 4th regiment native infantry, Bombay Establishment, in his 32d year.

- At Kentish Town, aged 69, after a long indisposition, Mr Vincent Dowling. Mr Dowling had been for upwards of 40 years connected with the public press in England and Ireland.

-In St Cuthbert's Charity Workhouse, John Birrell, aged 75. This individual sailed round the world with Captain Cook, and fought under General Wolfe in America.

-At Barton-upon-Humber, Elizabeth Hurst, aged 105 years. She could see to read without glasses, and retained her faculties to the last.

- At Parma, Signior Gulmini, aged 158 years. He was the first tenor of Italy, and leader of the band to Pope Benedict XIV.

Printed by James Ballantyne and Company, Edinburgh.

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WITHOUT entering into a minute investigation of the chronological progress of the drama, from mysteries and moralities to regular tragedies and comedies, in the different countries of Europe, we may boldly assert that the Spanish theatre is the only one which can compete with our own in antiquity; it alone, like ours, burst at once from its shapeless chrysalis state, in full beauty and vigour, whilst those of France, Germany, &c. had, like some marine insects, to pass through various minor, unornamental, intermediate changes, previous to attain ing their perfect form. Whether this should be beneficial or detrimental to the art, we are not now to inquire; it is sufficient to mention the fact, that in the very infancy of the Spanish stage, and nearly contemporaneous with Shakespeare, arose Lope de Vega, and his immediate successor Calderon, since whose days no dramatist has appeared at all capable of rivalling their fame. During the period in which these authors flourished, the great preponderance of the power of Spain naturally rendered Spanish the prevalent European language, and the Spanish theatre may, in consequence, be justly regarded as the parent stock of the modern Continental theatres; a circumstance which, independently of its original and peculiar characteristics, entitles it to more attention than it has hitherto met with in this country. For the purpose of making it better known to our readers, we have selected CalVOL. XVII.

deron's Famosa Comedia, AGRADECER Y NO AMAR, which may be paraphrased by The Renowned Comedy of Cour TESY NOT LOVE, as the work of an author highly and deservedly celebrated by foreigners and rivals, as well as by his own countrymen-although we must confess ourselves absolutely astounded at Schlegel's comparing him to Shakespeare and as a fair specimen of most of the characteristics of its species

most, not all-did we venture to produce one of the many scenes in which sacred beings are brought upon the Spanish stage, we should, in fancy, feel ourselves in the fangs of the So ciety for the Suppression of Vice at least, if not of the more authorized executive officers. As a brief abstract, with a few scenes, could hardly give a full idea of the original, we must say two or three words upon these general characteristics, particularly the versification, before proceeding to the individual Famosa Comedia.

Of these, the most striking is that to which we have already alluded; a familiarity with all we deem too holy to be even mentioned lightly, amounting, according to our English ideas, to blasphemy. The chief of the remainder are such a profusion of incident, such an almost inextricable complication of plot, as give great spirit to the conduct of the piece, and create an eager rather than an intense interest in its progress and developement-a style even prodigally poetical, and indulging in descriptions more properly

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