244 Literary Notiees. shepherd and a young man wlio is soliciting the hand of his daugh¬ ter ; in which the unwillingness of the old man to part with his child, and the eagerness of the swain to gain her, are well imagined and true to simple nature* This duet was sung by Mr. Parry and Mr. Fitzwilliam at the Cambrian concert in May last, and universally encored. " Cupid'* Flight ;rt the words from the favorite historical romance of Geraldine of Desmond, written by Miss Crumpe, the melody by an amateur. This is an exceedingly pretty morceau, and must soon find its way into public favor. The words are elegant, and the idea of the " little god" coming on earth to scatter his arrows at random, then meetiug with a beautiful fair one, at whose heart he aims a dart, but which recoils on himself, are elegantly expressed. " The Overture to Guillaume Tell/' composed by Rossini, arranged for the piano-forte. This is a superb composition, inasmuch as it is so well calculated for an orchestra. The opening, indicative of an interview between Tellsmd his son, is beautiful; to which follows a storm, extremely well expressed, and afterwards a calm, during which a Tyrolian melody is played by a mountain minstrel; then follows a military movement descriptive of the inroads made into the peaceful Swips valleys by armed bands. It is said that Goulding and D'Almaine have paid Rossini one thousand pounds for the copyright of this opera! LITERARY NOTICES. Royal Denbigh Eisteddvod.—To be speedily published, in 1 vol. demy 8vo. by Griffith, of Chester, " A History of the National Congress held at Denbigh in 1828, with the Essays and Poems proposed for adjudica¬ tion at that meeting." The necessity of possessing a general record of that interesting Eisteddvod is so obvious that we forbear to enlarge upon the subject. To be shortly published by subscription, a volume of " Odes and Melodies connected with Welsh History" by S. R. Jackson. Mr. Jackson has distinguished himself a successful poetic writer in different popular works, more particularly in the Cambro-Briton. " Gwilicdydd."—We are extremely gratified in announcing, that the publication of this periodical Was resumed last month.