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laghan, and was well received. Mr. Macklin has also exhibited Macbeth, and though he met with great applat -,

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upon this occasion. Mrs. Jewell made her first appearance at Drury-lane, in the character of Lucinda, in Love in a Village, and was very well received. Mrs. Jackson has performed at Coventgarden the character of Juliet, when Mr. Lewis appeared in Pomeo. The first night of this lady’s performance she did not meet with the reception the most probably expected; however, on the second night, she manifested greater powers, and the audience afforded her proportionate plaudits. This lady has since figured in Rosetta, in Love in a Village, but we cannot commend her finging. Mr. Lewis, though upon a line with Mr. Barry (when in his meridian lustre) in the character of Romeo, rose above mediocrity, and promises to make a good actor in that walk of tragedy. Their majesties have likewise honoured Covent-garden theatre with their presence, when the comedy of She Stoops to Conquer, was performed. Upon this occasion, Mr. Wilson (from the theatre in the Haymarket) performed Hardcastle, and though not equal to Shuter in that character, upon the first representation of this comedy, was at least decent. After the second act, a new ballad, called the Italian Gardeners, was exhibited, in which Signor and Signora Zuchelli made their first appearance. They were not pronounced to be the most capital dancers that have appeared upon the English stage. Mrs. Yates has appeared at Drury-lane in the character of Jane Shore, with her usual excellence. And Mr. and Mrs. Barry have exhibited at Covent garden in Lusignan and Zara. The lady's powers we are well acquainted with ; but

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that the veteran actor was fill Lusignan's
self. Mr. Aick in performed Osman
with much merit.
Mrs. Hunter (from Ireland) has re-
presented, at Covent garden, Mrs. Oak-
ley, in the Jealous Wife, and has given
more force to the character, than we have
lately perceived in any other actress.
At the other house, Mrs. King (from
York) did not, in the character of Ro-
salind, give any great satisfaction. It is
to be hoped she may improve, though
she had her admirers in the pit, and has
fince had them in print. A young gen-
tleman, who usever appeared before or

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