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ENTERTAINMENT TO Æ. R. McDONNEL, Esq.

PRESENTED

OCCASION OF HIS DEPARTURE FROM INDIA,

AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF THEIR SINCERE

REGARD AND ESTEEM.

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The public entertainment given to Æ. R. McDon. | salver. The cup surmounted with a raven, the family ELL., Esq., on Saturday last, by the Native Gentlemen crest, and the coat of arms engraved on one side, with of Madras, was in every respect as creditable to them as the following inscription on the other as well as on the it must have been most gratifying to their honored guest. salver : We may say without being accused of flattery, since he will have quitted our shores before these remarks appear,

To Æ R. McDonell, Esq. that no man ever spent a long life in India more univer

BY HIS WINDOO FRIENDS AT MADRAS, ON THE sally and deservedly admired and esteemed by all classes than Mr. McDonell; and the Hindoo community in publicly testifying their approbation of his conduct, have“ won golden opinions from all sorts of people."

3D fel, 1838, The fête given to Mr. McDonell, by his numerous

Mr. McDonell replied to the following offect: Hindoo friends was a “ Subscription Nautch,” at the residence of C. V. Juggarow, in Vepery. All the roails “ I regret very much that I cannot sufficiently ex. leading to the scene of festivity were lit up with torches press my feelings at the entertainment given by iny for the occasion ; and the garden and house were one native friends. When a man's heart is full he is unable io blaze of light. At half past eight o'clock, the guests, uiter a word. Nothing could have gratified me in this European and Native, began to arrive; and in half an world more than the honour done me this evening. I hour ihe hall was pretty full. The European gentle have been in India for thirty years, and from the situa.

were about sixty in number, principally of the tions I have held in the Revenue department, I have civil and military services; and several ladies were had opportunities of being much associated with the napresent also.- The following programme exhibits the tives, and I have liked them very much. Pray accept order of the entertainment above-stairs.

my thanks for the piece of plate which you have done Programme of the Nautch, given to Mr. McDonell, served in my family from posterity to posterity."

me the honor to present to me ; and which will be preFeb. 3, 1838. First. - A set of three Mahommedan dancing-women,

Almost immediately after the presentation of the cup, dancing in a circular form round the hall.

G. V. Juggarow proposed Mr. Mc Donell's health in

a glass of champaigne, which was drunk by the Euro. Second.-A young Hindoo girl dancing on the sharp pean friends with enthusiastic and deafening applause, edges of swords, which are fixed in a ladder, at the Mr. Mc Dunell then proposed the health of C. Strenesaine time cutting pieces of sugar applied below her vassay Pillay and the Hindoo gentlemen of Madras, in feet.

a brief but very appropriate speech, wbich was also Third.—A set of eight Hindoo dancing-women, each drunk by the same portion of the Company, with hearty of whom separately holding a string fixed in the ceiling; cheers. dancing in different ways and forming the strings into

The entertainment was kept up with unbounded hinets, ropes, &c. at the same time singing and beating larity until midnight. Two sets of dancing girls ex. time with their feet and hands.

erted their powers for the amusement of the company, Fourth.– A set of three Hindoo Dancing girls dancing at the same time, in very different costumes and received in the Carnatic form.

great applause. To persons who never witnessed the Fifth.-A lindoo dancing girl, dancing in the sight before, nothing can be more entertaining than the Hindoo form to an English tune. — Music with European dance ; and, in spite of what has been alleged to the

novelties, and, to some extent, the grace of a Hindoo Instruments.

contrary, nothing can contrast more favourably than it Fiddlers, songsters and some dancing girls form the does with the legeretté, to use the mildest word of our sixth. About the middle of the entertainment, Mr. McDo- jewells on three of the girls who were dancing together,

own Opera house. It was said that the value of the Neli, was approached by C. Strenavassay Pillay and G. could not have been less than ten thousand pagodas! V. Juggarow, and, whilst the former stood by bearing They were literally covered with brilliants, not exceptthe cup to be presented to Mr. Mc Donell, G. V. ing their noses, which were positively tortured with Juggarow addressed that gentleman to the following precious stones. effect : !: The Hindoos, whom you have this day so highly

The rather alarming exhibition of a young girl dan. honoured by your acceptance of the entertainment pre- cing on the sharp edges of swords, which formed the pared for you, are proud to number you amongst the second act, was repeated late in the evening ; but on warmest of their European friends. It has devolved on the second occasion she cut limes with her heels in me to express the feelings excited by the recollection of stead of sugar cane. It appears hardly credible that your kindness to them. I cannot attempt to say any of a sharp sword, and at the same time, by pressing with

a delicate little girl should be able to stand on the edge thing more than simply to allude to the deep regret her heel, cut a lime in two on the same instrument. which pervades our minds at the prospect of being deprived of your presence at Madras, even for a season.

We must not omit to notice, that throughout the even. In the mean time, however, while we indulge the war. ing the European guests, and especially the ladies, exe mest hopes of seeing you return to us, at no distant per perienced the most polite and unremitting attention riod, with increased honours, we beg you will carry with from the native gentlemen who gave the entertainyou this trilling memorial of our sincere regard and es.

A room was laid out with every luxury to graieem. We wish you a safe voyage to England, and all tify the palates of our omniverous countrymen-wine possible prosperity.(Loud cheering.)

cooled to a fault; and, indeed, nothing omitted which The Cup presented to Mr. McDonell by his native could render the entertainment worthy of the occasion.

inent.

STEAM COMMUNICATION.

man.

To the Right Honorable Lord W.C. BENTINCK, G.C. | That we may, however, persue the instructions which

B.,M.P. and the llome Committee of the Bengal | we have received from Bengal, so far as they do not Steam Fund.

make us parties to what appears to us an injustice to My Lord, I have the honor of enclosing for your a statement of your account with the New Bengal Steam

yourself, we bave to request that you will favor us with Lorship’s peru-al, a copy of a letter, which, on the 20th Fund committee, that we may transmit fortbwithi for the is September last, I addressed to the Secretary to the New Bengal Steam Fund, in which you will perceive that I

inspection and approval. expressed an intention to suspend to my retirement from We remain, dear Sir, your obedient servants, the service of the subscribers to that fund, until they Wm. Bentiok.

Win. Crawford, had been afforded an opportunity of considering the Thomas M. Turton. G.G. de H. Larpent. vindication of my conduct, which I had felt it a duty to J. Mackillop. address to them. I was not then aware of the commu• | nication which has been made to vou, and refi. ction upoo

London, 17th Nov. 1837. the nalure of that communicaiion has induced me to

[Englishman, Feb. 6. judge thai a departure froin the course which I had de. signed to persue, will, under these circumstances, be more

Proceedings of the ninth half-yearly meeting of the advisable ihan an adverence soit.

Subscribers to the new Bengal Steam Fund, held at the The Calcutta committee having referred the selection Town Hall, on the 19th Jay of February, 1838. of an agent entirely to your judgment, I feel that it would

WILLIAM SPIERS, Esq, in the Chair. be improper that I should persevere in any measure that might embarrass your proceedings, or interfere, in the

The Report of the Committee having been read by the

Chairman, slightest degree, with the most perfect freedom of choice.

It was proposed by Mr. Colvin and seconded by Mr. I therefore leg leave most respectfully to tender my Smith, and carried unanimously : resignation of the office which I have now exercised, That the Report including the accounts, be received, under your control for nearly a year and a half, during approved and published. the whole of which period, it is satisfactory to reflect, 1 It was then proposed by Mr. Colvin and seconded by that I have had the good fortune to meet with your entire Capt. Vint, and carried unanimously : approbation and cordial support.

That Mr. Ellward Harding be appointed a member of I take the liberty to enclose a copy of correspondence the Committee in the room of Mr. Benjamin Harding, arising out of some libellous remarks in the Calcutta gone to England. Courier on my conduct as agent.

On the motion of Captain Forbes, seconded by Cap

toin Birch.
I have the honor to be, my Lord,
Your most obedient servant,

The thanks of the meeting were voted to the Chair(Signed) R. M. GRINDLAY.

Wm. SPIERS, Chairman. 16th Nov. 1837.

Town Hall, Calcutta, Feb. 19, 1838. Dear Sir, -We have to acknowledge the receipt of

REPORT. your letter of the 16th instant, in which you tender your resignation as agent to the subscribers to the New Ben. of the Committee of the New Bengal Steam Fund to the gal Steain Fund, in consequence of the letter lately subscribers to the Fund, and to the petitions at the addressed to us by the committee at Calculla.

ninth half yearly General Meeting convened under the As the mere agents ourselves of that committee, we

10th Regulation of the Original Meeting of the subshould have felt bound to have acted upon the instruc

scribers to the Fund, held on the 22d day of June, 1833. tions conveyed to us, although opposed to our own The Committee of the new Bengal Steam Fund, at ibis opinion, if we did not possess information and personal the ninth half yearly Meeting of the subscribers under the knowledge as 10 your services to that cause, which the 10th Resolution of the original meeting held on the 224 Calcutta committee are anxious to promote, beyond what June, 1833, are happy in being able to report that the was, or could be possessed by them at the date of their cause of a compreliensive steam communication is ad. letter of the 1st of May last; and which we cannot but vancing, if not so speedily as might be wished, yet with believe would have occasioned a very different feeling certainty towards eventual success. from that by which, under a misapprehension, they seem

Since the last report presented to the meeting, held on to have been actuated towards you at that period.

the 19th August last, the evidence taken before a Se. Under these circumstances, and with the strong lect Committee of the House of Commons, obtained by impression we entertain, that when they shall become as Lord William Bentinck, has been received and reprinted thoroughly aware as we are, of the zeal and ability with for circulation in India. Cousequent on that evidence, which you have endeavoured to promote the adoption and the recommendation of the Select Committee of a and success of the comprehensive plan of steam commu. “continued and zealous attention to the subject on the nication direct to each presidency, the Calcutta com. part of her Majesty's Government and the East India mittee will be anxious to do you full justice ; we believe Company,” a general meeting of the inhabitants of Cal. that we best study the interests, and the probable future cutta and its neiglıbourhood was held on the 4th ultiwishes of our constituents, in declining to accept your mo; at which a renewed petition to the House of Com. resignation, until we shall have an answer to ibe com- mons, and memorials to the Board of Coutrol were munication which we shall think it our duty alike to passed, as also an address to the Right Hon'ble Lord them and to yourself, immediately to address to them on Auckland. The petition was entrusted to the Comthis subject ; and in requesting you as a personal kind- mittee to obtain signatures, aud to forward to Lord ness to ourselves to continue your valuable services to us William Bentinck for presentation to the House of and to the cause in the intermediate time as our Commons. Six thousand and nineteen signatures were

despatch it by dàk Langhy, so that it might be sure of 1 The accounts are as usual laid on the table for the reaching Bombay in time for the Atalanta.

"Uspection of the subscribers. The only items on which The Hon'ble the Deputy Governor was requested to any remark seems necessary are those for printing and allow it to be despatched free of charge, witi instruc. advertising, and especially ihe latter. tions that it might be specially entrusted to the Com. The first item is, Rs 1,088 for printing. Of this mander of the Steamer with directions to cause it to be Rs 888 are on account of the reprint of Dr. Lardner's speedily delivered 10 Colonel Campbell, in order 10 ils pamphlet, and Rs 209 are for the reprint of the certain despatch by the first Alexandria steamer ; this evidence taken before the Select Committee of the House was most readily granted. The duplicate copy was all of Commons. For this latter a further

sum of the same time despatched by the Repulse. The Com Rs 453,8 will be required. mittee have addressed Lord William Benrinck, and, according to the lenor of the second resolution of the

The advertising charges amount to Rs 1,587-3.11, meeting, of which copy has been forwarded to his Lord and between three and four thousand rupees are still

due. This heavy charge has been chiefly incurred in ship, have solicited his Lorilship's continued exertions. The memorials were forwarded 10 the Ilon ble the well as in giving notice of the reprints of Dr. Lardner's

advertising the conditional schene throughout India; as President in Council by the Hon'ble Sir Edward Rya: pampiilet, and the evidence taken before the Select the chairman of the meeting, with the request of the meet. Committee of the House of Commons. Measures will ing, that they might receive such support as the impor; be taken hereafter to reduce this charge, should tant object might seem to inerit. Hij llonor in Council in reply, has given assurance that they will receive his extended advertisements be again required. The actual earnest recommendation. In reply to ihe address of the £300 in the hands of the Home Committee.

balance amounts 10 Rs. 49, 910.12 7, exclusive of inhabitants of Calcutta, Lord Aucklant has expressed Wulance, however, is subject to a letter of credit in

The himself in terms the most favorable towards the exten. favour of the Home Committee for £1,000. sion of the communications to the three presidencies.

By order of the Committee, The Committee congratulate the subscribers most sin.

C. B. GREENLAW, Secretary. cerely on this powerful accession to the cause.

Town Hall, Calcutta, Feb. 16, 1831. They are happy also to be able to report the deep in. terest taken in their proceedings in another bigli ani influential quarter. T'he agents of the Coinmittee at Summury stutement of receipts and disbursements on Columbo, Messrs. Partlett and 0., report as follows, account of the New Bengal Steam Fund, from 1st August under date 15th ultimo. " We have deferred aiuress- 1837, to 31st January, 1838. ing you to the present time in order to be enabled to re- To balance as per last account port to you for the information of the Coinmitee, the Jated 16th August, 1837, pub. result of an interview we had on the subject with his lished in the Bengul Hurkari. Excellency the Governor.''

of the 21st Augus', 1837, Com. “ We beg you will be good enough to state to the panys paper Sa. Rupees 51,200,

or Coi's Rs..... Comunittee that his Excellency has authorized us to com.

54,613 5 4

Cash.... municate that, in the event of the plan of steam coin.

11 15 1 munication which they conteinplate being matured, his Excellency will recommend that the executive Council

54,525 4 5

Interest received on Co.'s pa. of this colony should authorize lo Governmeni to bear a

665 96 proportion of the expenditure. His Excellency further per expressed his wish to promote the completion of the comprehensive scheine as far as lay in his power”

55,290 11 18

Less Cash due to the Union The Committee feel assured that it is wholly impossi. Bank as per last account...... 3, 77 2 7 ble the home authorities can resist the force of the evi.

-52,183 11 4 dence taken before the lale Select Committee of the Hlouse of Commons, backed as it is by the united sup.

By Secretary's Of. port of all the Indian Governments, They refrain froin

fice Clerks pay from expressing as they feel, the value of this support, and

1st Aug. to 31st Dec., especially of that of the Governor-General. They

1837..

176 4 6 know it to be given under a conscientious sense of its being due to the cause; and they feel satisfied that it Stationery purchased 12 12 6 must be so received at home.

parchment for the The Committee have also the satisfaction of reporting Litto 24 rs. at 2 each.. 41 00

petition and memorials that the feeling in favour of the extended communication Hire of

peons, is gaining ground to the Eastward. Messrs. Syme and coolies, dingies and Co, have requested, with reference to the enquiries made

palankeen...

46 15 0 at Singapore, that 50 copies of Dr. Lardner's pamphlet

Section writers might be sent to them for distribution. Only twenty work....

112 8 0 copies being left ; they have, together 50 copies of the

396 8 0 evidence taken before the Select Committee, been for

By Postage, amount warded to them by the Sylph.

paid on this account.

330 8 6 The Committee did not receive any communication By Freight, amount by the last mail from the Home Committee, and they paid on a parcel 10 are ignorant whether or not it was the intention of Lord Galle to the address William Bentinck to follow up the report of the select of T. Twynam, Esq..

4 0 0 Committee by any motion in the House of Commons. By charges general, They rely, however, entirely on his Lordship's zeal and paid for printing sunjudgment; and they feel assured that his Lordship's dry papers..........,

..8,088 0 0 pledge to procure the attainment of the object Paid for lithographby every means in his power, as it has been so ing ditto

618 0 0 energetically followed up, so it will never he lost sight Paid for advertising

DISBURSEMENTS,

Pail for new papers.
8 0 0

Less cash due to the
Paid fees for re-

Union Bank since Ist newing Co.'s Papers. 5 0 0

August last....

4,209 3 7 -3306 3 11 By interest, amount

Co 's Rs 47,942 4 3 debited the Fund up to 31st December last,

Besides this balance, Co's Rs. 1,968-8-4, were redue to the Union Bank.....

134 2 8

ceived on the 1st instant, being a return from Messrs. 4,171 71 Harding and Thacker out of £500 remitted to them for

the purpose of promoting the object at home, making the Balance on the 31st Jan. 1838, Co.'s Rs-47,942 4 3 balance in favor of the fund, Co.'s Rr. 49,910-12-7, the

whole balance is subject to £1,000, on account of a Composed of the fol.

letter of credit granted by Messrs. Cockerell and Co : lowing balance as per

in favour of the Home Committee. last account.... 51,418 1 10

Errors Excepted, Interest since receiv.

C. B. GREENLAW, Secy. N. B. S. Fund. ed, cash in secretary's

661 96 hands.....

37 12 6

Calcutta, Town Hall, Feb. 16, 1838. 52,141 7 10

llurkaru, Feb. 21,

MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL SOCIETY.

measure.

Proceedings of a Meeting of the Medical and Physical the Library from the Asiatic Society's appartments,

Society of Calcutta held at the Aciatic Society apart. should it hereafter be deemed advisable to resort to that ments the 3d Feb, 1838. Letters from the following gentlemen were read:

The Secretary then stated to the meeting, that in From J. Furnell, Esq., requesting to withdraw from compliance with the resolution passed in January, he had the Society, because he could not afford the expense of applied to Mr. G. Hill to know upon what terms be

would perform the duties of Treasurer to the Society. forwarding the Quarterly Journal to his station.

That gentleman replied that the ordinary terms were ten From the brother of the late Mr. Twining to J. Hut: per cent. upon the collections, but he should prefer a chinson, Esq., expressing the gratitude of bimself and small salary from 25 rupees per month. He steated family for the marks of respect shewn to the memory of that he did not wish to make any profit by the office. their deceased relative by the Medical Society. The It was more with a view to increase his connexions that writer requested also that they would furnish his friends be wished to accept it, and the sum above stated would in Canada with some memorial of Mr. W. Twining, a only sutfice to cover his necessary expenses. collection of his writings, his picture, or some similar

The Members present considered that this would be token.

to serve a drain upon the funds for such an object. It was resolved by the meeting, that a set of the So- The Secretary then stated his willingness to resume ciety's Traosactions, a copy of the inscription and draw- charge of the duties, which it was proposed to transfer ing the monument erected over the late Secretary's grave, to Mr. Hill, rather than put the Society to any unneand one of the busts taken after his death, should be cessary expense, although the Office of Treasurer was forwarded to his brother at Halifax.

by no means the most agreeable part of his avocation, The following communications were presented :

and he would gladly have freed himself of the task if

circumstances had permitted him to do so. Sketch of an epidemic congestive fever that became contagious in a gang of convicts in Macnab, Esq. M. D.

It was proposed by Mr. Egertoa seconded by Mr. Accounts of the cholera which lately prevailed in the thanks.

Corbyn, that Dr. Goodeve's offer be accepted with the Camp of the 2d troop 3d Brigade Horse Artillery, dur. ing its march from Mbow, by G. Brown, Esq., Surgeon

It was then proposed by Mr. Hutchinson, seconded of the troop.

by Mr. Allan Webb. 1st. The discussion of the Library question was then

That, with a view to restore the Society to its pristine resumed, and it war resolved, upon the motion of Dr. O. state of prosperity, those members who have ceceded Shaughnessy, seconded by Dr. Goodeve, that it would be from it up to this period, be invited to rejoin, without better not to form any determination upon the subject being called upon to submit to the formality of a ballot. until the continuance or abolition of the Quartely Jour. This was carried unanimously. nal shall be decided by the votes of the Mofussil mem.

Mr. R. O'Shaughnessy's account of the cases, wherebers.

in the artery was successfully tied by him, was then It was resolved also, that it was not necessary to con- read and discussed.

GRAND BALL TO SIR CHARLES METCALFE,

T'he Metcalle festivals are at length over, the pub. 1 of the ladies we know none to particularize; for lic and their distinguished fêted one will now have a little there were but very few in fancy-dresses, and with those rest, and a gentle dulness" will now re-assume her reign few we have not the honour to be acquainted. It seemin the place of popular excitement. Well, all earthly ed for some reason or other, to be the prevailing notion things, as some grave philosopher bas observed, “ have that it was more distingué to go in ordinary attire, and their drawback," and Fame has certainly a share, ay consequently amongst the multitude assembled there was more than its share, of disagreeable appenilages. To be but a small sprinkling of tancy displayed. the lion of season is one of those enviable distinctions exceedingly beautiful in prospect but very harrassing

The supper was plentifully sufficient to seed a mode. in reality. We think that we shall like it, but find wę any body in our neighbourhood attempt to diminish the

rate sized army after a lony march. But we did not see don't, and fame instead of being a blessing is discovered to be a dead bore. And now could we discourse most intolerable nuisance, and we had hoped that the system

quantity on the board. A sit-down supper is at best an excellent wisdoms upon this same subject of popularity,

was almost abolished in the City of Palaces. However but as it is our business to write about a " ball and supper,” we shall bring our morality to a close, leaving Charles speak in public, perhaps we may find an excuse

as it gave the ladies an opportunity of hearing Sir the philosophical reader to carry on, in his own mind, the for it upon this late occasion. Sir Charles sate at a train of speculations here suggested wluils! we devote table in the centre of the supper room, somewhat ele. ourselves entirely to L'Allegro.

valed above the others ; a small table, which was occuThree public dinners anil a huge omnium gutherum pied by some half dozen of the most distinguished ball we should conceive to be full as much as any mortalitenizens of our Indian CommunityMiss Ross, Mrs. being, with ordinary faculties of enjoyment, could go Shakespeare, Mrs Cameron, Mrs. McGregor, Sir through with satisfaction, to himself in the brief space Erwari Ryan, Mr. Cameron, and Capt. Prescott. of one week. We doubt not but that Sir Charles thinks When the assembled numbers had partaken of a little the same, and he must now be cordially rejoiced thai ice, a little jelley, and a glass of champaign, they began these things have become matiers of retrospect, and that to turn their eyes towards :he burra table in expectation they are now no more of those irksome affairs hanging of the coming oratorical «lieplay. Sir Edward Ryan soon over his worthy head. The “grand bull” of Monday rose, and, in a fine clear voice, made a speech well adapted was, as Sir Charles said at supper, the closing scene of to the occasion. People thumped the table and made his Indian career. It is very difficult to say whether it a noise - generally at ihe wrong time, and Sir Charles's were, or were not, the thing that is usually called “a Health was drunk with vociferous acclamations from good party.". They who esteem quantity above quality every siile. The honorable Baronet then rose and, labourmust have been fully satisfied by the aspect of the ing under considerable emotion, returned thanks sotto room about 11 o'clock. We have seldom or never seen voce for the honour conferred upon him, spoke very the Town hall more densely crowded at a party of this feelingly upon the subject of parting from so many kind description, nor do we ever wish to see it so again. It friends, and in conclusion proposed "The ladies," a was inteniled to be a fancy ball bit there were very toast, which uniformly carries with it a considerable few fancy dresses and most of the distingués present were degree of self-pegation, for it invariably, makes all their in their ordinary costumes.

heads ache, owing to the noise which it always elicits. Sir Charles Netcalfe arrived about 10 o'clock, and shortly after this Captain Taylor drew the attention of was received by a phalanx of stewards who escorted the company to a circumstance in the life of Sir Charles their honourable guest into the ball room and then which reflects upon him no little honour. Among the opened their ranks for the burra salih 10 pass up to his many characteristics of their distinguished guest

, (said seat at the extremity of the room. Every third genile. Captain Taylor) to which public attention bad been die man seemed to be a steward, for wherever we Turned rected at the recent entertainments in honour of his de our eyes we saw a rilsband and a round non-descript parture, there was one which had hitherto escaped noappendage, with certain letters worked upon it which ice, a characteristic, which men respect, but which the might have been C.T.11. Dancing commenced imme: ladies love, he meant Sir Charles Netcalfe's gallantry. diately after the entrance of Sir Charles Metcalfe, and Applause.), The public would bave seen in the papers was kept up " with great spirit.” (we believe that is the of the day that Sir Charles had served at the storm of phrase) till a tumultuous rush to the supper room about Deeg, but Capt. T. had heard since he entered the 12 o'clock put a stop to the Terpsichorean proceedings. room, an anecdote connected with that event, which he

thought ought to be publicly stated. In the first Mah. We shall take advantage of this break in our narrative ratta war in 1804, Lord Lake having been induced to to say a few words concerning the two or three fancy believe that some civil servants in camp did not suffidresses which appeared to us worthy of notice. There ciently appreciate the dangers, or had spoken slightingly was a clown, who jumped about considerably; a Paul of the ditficulties with which he had to contend, observed Pry who played on the castanets, and a Neapolitan one day at dinner that it was all very well for civi. Miastrel looking gentleman, who played some airs on a lians to ireat such matters lightly, as they had a precious guitar. The Fantastic certainly prevailed over the easy time of it! Sir C. Metcalfe was present at that elegant in costume on Tuesday night. Mr. Wynyard period, a very young man, and to show Lord Lake that was admirably dressed as Pam, or " his Nob"- in other ihe civil service are not those gentlemen of India who words the knave of clubs, and looked precisely like the live at home at ease, but were made of somewhat ster. incarnation of that redoubtable card in some Brobdigna ner stuff than his Lordship seemed to think, he volungian pack. Dr. Evans, as Mother Goose, trotted about teered for the storm of Deeg, and to the admiration of on high heeled shoes arm in arm with Moll Fraggon, the whole army, entered that fortress sword in hand, who found an excellent representative in Doctor Watson. among the foremost of the storming party. (Cheers.) Mr. Aubert was well dressed as Massaroni, or some Captain T. added, that it was a remarkable fact, and other conspicuous Brigand. Mr. Henry Palmer in an one on which he dwelt with peculiar satisfaction, that the excellent costume as that arch scounderel Sir Giles two most distinguished statesmen the Indian civil ser. Overreach, and Mr. Pigou as that famous gentleman in vice had produced, Mr. Elphinstone and Sir Charles

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