THE ANCIENT CONCERTS.
IT is, perhaps, hardly worth while to record the commencement of these Concerts : the whole affair has dwindled doWn into a snug little coterie, interesting only to the Directors and the Orchestra. The subscription-list has experienced a further reduction (nearly sixty) from the scanty number of last year. The first concert was miserably thin, and the selection manifested not a single approach towards improvement. ,-.We attach no blame to the new Conduc- tor: he discharged his duty ably, and must have been mortified 'at such a commencement of his official duties. The scheme origi- nated from the sic volo of a Royal Duke, whose name we hardly care to write.