A concert programme of Dublin’s Amateur Musical Society includes “Introductions, Solos, Choruses, etc.” from Macbeth, presumably Verdi’s, and William Smyth’s recitation of “Everything New? or Nothing New?” and of the “Shakespeare Tercentenary Prologue”, seventy-six lines in heroic couplets, at “the Antient Concert Rooms” on 19 April, and at The Dublin Athenaeum Conversazione, Rotundo, on 4 May. An Irish portrait painter, satirist and friend of William Makepeace Thackeray, Smyth wrote under the pseudonym William Scribble.