31 MARCH 1855, Page 11

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If Mr. Charles Mathews's advertisement for a partner possibly raised a smile among some of the readers, a feeling of sympathy is assuredly awakened by the later and longer advertisement in which he mournfully announces his retirement from the management of the Lyceum, after in- cessant labour during seven years and a half. The splendour of his spec- tacles and indefatigable vivacity of his acting rise before the memory as a pleasant dream, from which it is impossible to awaken without a feeling a regret.