CADER IDRIS. ON Cambria's shore majestic Idris stands, And circle vast of heaven and earth commands. Three mighty summits pierce the clouded sky, And three abysses sink as deeply nigh. As many crystal lakes expand below, And thousand torrents into ocean flow; And many a lovely dale and forest green, Adown the mountain's rifted side are seen. There once, in days of yore, a Sage profound Fit seat of Science and Reflection found: There bore the Summer's sultry heat inured, And there the Winter's frosty night endured: There watch'd the Moon slow sailing through the sky, And Planets gliding in a path more high. Then view'd the heaven's sublimer, circling Sphere, The frozen Pole, and great Arcturus near: Survey'd the Pleiades, and Orion dread, When, wash'd by Ocean, first he rear'd his head; And sultry Sirius, and the winding way, Pursued in Zodiac by the orb of day; And higher heaven's wide belt more white than snow, Where countless suns in blaze united glow. Admiring gained a clear unbounded glance Of all the prospect in the vast expanse. The royal Wreken first, reflecting bright The golden glory of Aurora's light; And grand Plinlimmon, and the southern chain Of rival mountains, and Sabrina's plain, And Albion's glistening hills in furthest line Beyond Sabrina's widest channel shine; And glowing Ocean, furthest Cambria's bound, And Wicklow rising from Hibernian ground; And Mona's hallowed groves, and Snowdon dread m nL In high pre-eminence exalts his head; And all Carnarvon to its sovereign bend, And lines gigantic to the seas extend, A mighty Western, mightier Eastern wing, And many a rood of sable shadows fling O'er Conway's foaming flood, where first the line Of lordly heads—the British Alps, decline; And rival Arran's capt with glistening snow, And Bala's vast expanse of lake below. The Cambrian rocks, the stream expanding, roar, And Albion's plains oppose a feeble shore. Then pensive watch'd the rolling fleeces climb The deep rent ridges of the peak sublime, And flitting rapid o'er the rocky height, Obscure the glorious landscape from his sight; Or cleaving, momentary glimpse bestow Of some fair valley in the plain below, Or mountain summits from the clouds, While all beneath a rolling chaos shrouds. Or erst he mark'd the distant tempest sweep And curl the darkling billows of the deep, Admiring view'd the forked lightning flash, And high-piled clouds in thundering conflict clash. And oft the trembling Sea-bird, struck with dread, To friendly Idris for protection fled, And every mountain-tenant sought retreat, And found a sacred refuge at his feet. But when in raptur'd frame he rose to sing, And swept the high-tuned harp's majestic string. Each Shepherd from his fleecy charge withdrew. And round the Bard's exalted Cader drew.
-=- Lessees of the rooms. After Supper, dancing was re- sumed, and it was not until 4 o'Clock that the party separated, highly satisfied with the arrangements of the evening. A very efficient Band was in attendance. lVI. C. Ball. Last evening, the votaries of Terpsi- chore again assembled on the occasion of the Master of the Ceremonies' Ball. We were happy to find that all the leading families of the neighbourhood, as well as numbers of our distinguished visitors, honored the M. C. with their presence. Dancing commenced about Nine o'Clock, and was kept up with unabated spirit until a late, or rather an early, hour. OTTER-HUNT On Wednesday, the 12th instant, Capt. Davies of Crygie, near this place, killed one of the largest Otters we have ever seen, being no less than 261bs. weight. Capt. Davies's pack consisted only of Three couple and a half, but their great experience and game qualities made ample amends for the smallness of their number. They got his drag at the weir near Lasgrug, a couple of miles np the Rhydol, and soon found him in a detached piece of water known as Pwllcenawon. After driving him from root to root for more than five hours, Capt. D. struck him with his spear, but not severely—it how- ever caused him to leave the water as soon as he could, for in a few minutes the gallant little pack, headed on this occasion by the well-known Foreman, hit him well away into some standing barley, thence into some stunted oak and thick brushwood. Here the sport became fast and furious," he being contin- ually caught by one or other of the hounds, though they could not get at him collectively—being at last forced to cross a piece of greensward, in his course to the river, he was ran into by old Charon, who, with the able assistance of his tried allies, gave him the finish- ing touch in about half an hour, thus ending a bit of sport, in a way which others no doubt look upon as truly serious. Mr. Williams^s Concert We perceive, by the Advertisement, thrt Mr. Williams has succeeded in engaging for Friday next, the celebrated Violinist Mr Hayward, as well as an eminent Pianist Mr. E, J. Hopkins. A Gentleman of this neighbourhood has in the most handsome manner offered his aid on the Flute and under the distinguished patronage with which Mr. Williams has been honoured, we trust this esteemed and talented Gentleman will receive the support he so uniformly endeavours to merit. We regret we arel ikely in a short time to lose the benefit of f Mr. Williams's talent as Organist of St Michael's, and we fear it will be long before a successor will be ap- pointed possessing equal qualifications for the office. Ancient Relic.-In enlarging the Church-yard cf Llanbadarn Fawr, near this Town, the laboureis employed in removing a hedge, dug up an antique metal seal of inelegant workmanship, bearing, as a Crest, the Lamb and Flag, surrounded with an ir- scription in rude characters, which have been submitted to eminent antiquarians in London and elsewhere, but they have not, as yet, been able to decypher them,—though the probability appeals to incline to the supposition that it is a Roman Seal. We have been favored with a sight of this antiquarian curiosity, which is now in the possession of Mr. Richard James, Wine Merchant, of this Town. Comisli Wrestling.—We perceive by advertisemen, that some Cornish Play will take place on Saturday next, in a field near Penrhyncoch. Would not the Race Course be a more eligible spot, as then the spectators might avail themselves of the Grand Stand for witnessing the sport ? Wonderful Cabbage An extraordinary specimen of the Sugar-loaf cabbage was yesterday cut by Mr. Jones, Wine and Spirit Merchant, of this Town, in his field near the North Turnpike; it weighed 1431b. Another cabbage is, we understand, now growing in 11 ing in the same field, of still larger dimensions. We believe the plants were raised from seed procured from Thomas James of Penglaise. The Theatre We are happy to record a great in- crease in the patronage extended to the Theatre this past week, and from the elegant and crowded audiences which have assembled and testified their delight at the endeavours of the dramatic corps, we augur that the liberal efforts of the manager will be rewarded, and the losses we fear he must have had in the early por- tion of the season, reimbursed. On Monday the Countess of Lisburne bespoke the Comedy of the RIVALS," and a new Farce, TWICE KILLED;" and notwithstanding the impetuous weather, the boxes presented a fashionable appearance. The performers, one and all, exerted themselves to the utmost, and the good old comedy exhilarated, as highly as ever, the laughter-loving spectators. On Tuesday THE LADY OF LYONS was repeated: the great celebrity this play has obtained in the metropolis led us to form high expectations of its merits, and we confess those ex- pectations were fully realized-it is a beautiful play: the story, simple in its construction, impresses at once the attention, and the interest never flags throughout. The characters, strongly contrasting with each other, are fully developed, without the effort of dull narra- tion the dialogue is nervous and characteristic, en- riched with poetical imagery of the first order, while the moral is unexceptionable. The passion of pride struggling with, and yielding to, the genuine feeling of nature, is the main subject of the play and it is pictured in so just and powerful a manner, that its effect must be to mend the morals and improve the heart." To represent the play efficiently, requires greater talent than is generally to be found in a pro- vincial theatre, and doubtless a prejudice is therefrom excited against a country representation we were thus pre-disposed on Tuesday, but the fact pleasingly surprised us, and Mr. Bass deserves well of Aberyst- with for having engaged so talented a company. Of Miss POOLE we spoke in terms of commendation last week, and we can only reiterate our opinion that this lady possesses judgment to appreciate, and powers to embody, the creation of the Poet. MR. KING per- formed Claude Melnotte well, the various shades of the character, the ardent love-the filial piety—the sense of honour, and the remorse of guilt, were fait-h fully pourtrayed; but, at the same time, we would suggest to Mr. King an improvement in his declama- tion, viz. not to be too hurried in his periods,—he has a great fault in slurring the termination of one sen- tence, and hastening with rail-road speed to the suc- ceeding. Mr. K. should consider that the force of language depends upon the context-and a well- turned period is the greatest beauty of elocution MR. BUCKINGHAM as Beauseant, MR. MILES, Glavis, and MRS. PALMER, the Widow Melnotte did ample justice to their parts, while MRS. BASS, as the proud Madam, Deschapples, and MR. BASS, as Damas, a hearty old Soldier, enriched the drama by varied funds of genuine comic humour. Upon the whole the play presented an unusual treat to the admirers of the drama. On Thursday the performances were patronized by the Stewards of the Races, and the Dress circle was literally crammed with the rank and fashion with which Aberystwith at this Season abounds: the smiles of beauty beaming from a circle of happy faces seemed to inspire the comedians with unusual spirit, and the Comedy of MARRIED LIFE, with a new Farce called HOBBS, DOBBS, and STUBBS, sent all home with satis- faction. We have not space to do justice to the various conjugal couples of the evening—but are pleased to record the fact that the audience did not fail to do so in the representation frequent and long continued applause greeted the eccentricities of Mr. and Alli-s. Coddle, which were sustained in a first-rate style by MR. and MRS. BASS, who would not have suffered by a comparison with the original celebrated represen- tation of the Coddles. Our little friend SANDERS excited uncontrollable laughter as ltllr. Dove, and the glances of his better half in correcting him (MRS, PALMER,) justified his frequent exclamations Oh those eyes V Mr. and Mrs. Lynx, (MR. BUCKINGHAM, and Miss POOLE,) and Mr. and lVrrs. Younghusband (MR. MILES, and MRS. SANDERS,) were well sustained, and Mr. and lVlrs. Dismal (MR. LANSDOWNE and MRS. PALMER) though not mirthful themselves, raised mirth in the spectators. Hobbs, Dobbs, Stubbs, and Company, excited roars of laughter, and bids well to become a favourite—, judging from a sample, the firm deserves encourage- ment. We are glad to perceive by the Advertisement that our respected M.P., Pryse Pryse, Esq. takes Monday under his protection, and our excellent High Sheriff, Major Lewis, patronizes Wednesday night—this is as it should be. The strenuous efforts of Mr. Bass merit support, and given under such auspices, must render the labours of his management grateful and profitable. Aberystwith National Schools We again beg to call attention to these schools, which will be advocated to-morrow morning at St. Michael's, and we trust that on consideration of the immense importance, national as well as individual, of a sound religious education of that great mass of the people, the Poor, the appeal to be made in their behalf will be heartily responded to.