15 DECEMBER 1855, Page 10


When the French are inclined to a little morality by way of a change, they grow moral with a vengeance. A new comedy in verse, by M. E. Foussier, has been produced at the Gymnaee ; the hero and heroine of which are so excessively delicate, that, although they were lovers in early youth, and although death has rendered the union lawful by the dissolu- tion of restrictive ties, they feel that they cannot marry, because their children are mutually attached, and it would be eo shocking for a mother and daughter to marry a father and son ! It is certainly ignoble, after swallowing so many camels, to be choked by such an ethical gnat. The title of the piece is Le Tempe Perdu.