14 AUGUST 1841, Page 15

Another version of Barnaby Budge has been produced this week

at the New Strand ; Mrs. KEELEY playing the idiot boy. Her personation is admirable as an effort of art, but her pathos is not so artless as that of • Miss FORTEECUE : Mrs. KEELEY'S comic humour flows more sponta- neously than her sentimental vein. Mr. HALL's Bloch Hugh is more of the felon desperado than the rustic savage ; Hugh is a fierce sort of Cymon, not a gaol-bird. Mrs. MELVILLE, as is a walking vinegar-cruet in a mob-cap ; distilling acrid tears from her sour visage by dint of sheer wringing of its features, The other characters were pretty well filled, the murderer especially.