ページの画像
PDF
ePub

Inscription on the Earl of Stafford's mono. inftead of improving their morals (for they ment, now erected in Sr. Edmund's chapel, were two apprentices in the Borough) might Westminster abbey.

bare a contrary effect, Sir John was prevailIn this Chapel lies interred

ed on to discha ge them, on their making a All that was mortal

proper submission, which they did by asking Of the moft illuftricus and moft benevolent pardon on their knees, and faithfully promif.

JORN PAUL Howard, Earl of S:afford, ing never to be guilty of the like again. Who in 1738 married Elizabeth, Daughter We hear from the vale of the Wiite Horse of A, Ewens, in the County of Someriet, in Berkshire, that the land springs are very Efq; by Elizabeth his Wife, eldest numerous ; and it is very remarkable, one Daughter of

spring is broke out near Wantage forty-one Thn St. Alban,

feet bigher than the o'deft man in that neighOf Alfexton, in the same Countr, Esq; bourhood can remember, which has over. His Heart was as truly great and noble as his Aowed several acres of wheat. The river high descent :

Thames is much higher at Maidenhead than Faithful 10 his God,

it uled to be. It is feared it will be some A Lover to his Cunity,

time before the navigation will be open.
A Relation to Kelations,

WEDNDSDAY, Feb. 15.
A Detefter of Detraction,

A great riot happened at the house of the
A Friend of Mankind;

Morocco Ambassador in Panton-square, occa" Naturally generous and compassionate :

fioned, as we are informed, by the followHis Liberality and his Charity to the poor

ing accident: a chairman, whose wife had were without bounds, We therefore piously hope, that, at the laft

larely been servant at his Excellency's, hav.

ing eloped from her husband, and being ac. Day his Body will be received into Glory

cidentally met by him at a public house in Into the eternal Tabernaclos,

the neighbourhood, fome words arose beBeing snatched away suddenly by Death, Which he had long meditated and expected

tween them, when he proceeded to blows, on

which the Ambassador's servants took her with Confancy.

into his Excellency's house. The chairman He went to better Life the ift of April,

then raised a mob, who broke the door to 1762. Having lived fixty-one Years, nine

pieces, demolished the windows, and deffroyMonths, and fix Days. The Counters Dowager, in TeAimony of her

ed great part of the furniture : in the fray the

chairman received a large cut on his cheek great Affection and Refpect to her Lord's

with a sabre, but the Ambassador's servants Memory,

being beat down with the chairman's poles, Has caused this Monument to be placed here.

saved their lives with great difficulty, by FRIDAY 10.

getring over the tops of the houses : it is On Wednesday the report was made to his imagined the whole edifice would have been majesty of the nine malcfactors under fen- pulled down, had it not been for Saunders tence, of death in Newgate ; when John Welt, Esq; who got the afhftance of a file Prince, for forgery; Thomas Thompson, of musqueteers, by whose aid the mob was for burglary; and James Anderson, for á dispersed. sobbery committed in a field near Hamp- There has been lately published at Paris a ftead, were ordered for execution, which will poetical performance, under the title of “ A be on Wednesday next. The fix following Letter from Barnwell in prison to his friend were respired, viz. Richard Jewes, for steal. Trueman " The hint of this piece was taken ing a hlver tankard; William Brown, for from the English play of George Barnwell, hurglary; William Billet, and Richard or the London Merchant. M. Dorant, the Bevas, for burglary; Sarah Phillis, for author of the French poem, was so affected fealing mbey out of the house where her by reading that tragedy, that he conceived a mafter lodged, an office-weaver, to whom the design of adapting it to the theatre of Paris ; was an apprentice; and El zabeth Osborn, but as he foresaw many difficulties in the aca for robhing a young man in a lodging-house complishinent of his purpose, he contented in St. Giles's,

himself with forming a poetical letter, whereLast Monday evening at the second mufic, in the hero of the tragedy, the unbappy a gentleman observing a couple of active Barnwell, relates his birth and the progress young fellowr, in the front 10w of the upper of his un'ortunate amour with Millwood, her gallery of Covert garden theatr:, throwing seducing charms, the dangerous arts the em. thing at people in the pit, took a contable, ployed in directing his weakness to the perwith the ferjeant of the guards, and imme- petration of the greateft crimes, almost a diately afcen led to the gallery, and carried parricide, his refiftance, his ftruggles, the both of hele heroes before Sir John Fielding. acc mplishment of the decd, and the dreadWhy would bave coma itted them both to ful confequence of it. The author has choB.idewell; but conGdíring that that piace, in the finest period of the English tragedy,

and

ed every event which could poffbly be de

Monday Feb. 27. tached from the dramatic action. The work On Friday night last came on to be tried is adorned with cuts, particularly a frontir- before the Recorder of London, at the Old piece defigned by Eyfen, representing Barn- Bailey, the trial of the gang of pickpockets, vell at the instant, when, penetrated with for picking the pocket of Monsieur Trem horror at the fight of his uncle just fa len un bley, a Frenchman, of his gold watch the sær the blow, be casts away his poignard and night that their Majefties and the Prince and

i mask. This engraving is full of expref. Princess of Brunswick were at Covent Gar. tan. The other cuts confit of a vignette den theatre, when they were all convided and a tail-piece, emblematical of the story. upon the moft faris:actory evidence. Amongst Yeovil, Somerset, Feb. 16.

this gang were the famous Isaac Uther and Mifs Linthorne, daughter of James Lin. Scampy, for some years past the greatestue. horse, Efq; riding cut this morning to take ceivers of Molen goods in this kingdom, parthe air, on a young gay horse, attended with ticularly from the pick pockets, but the knot a footman, was unfortunately Aung off, and of these offenders baving been of late broken ber foot entangling in the ftirrup, she was and much reduced, it seems the fences, as dragged a great diftance, and would have in they are called, were so far reduced as to go evitably hare loft har life, had not the horse out a thieving with hole to whom they used beea flopped in a narrow lane by a young only to be receivers. We hear that since the gent'eman coming to Yeovil ; Mr. Linthorne above cooviétion, a principal of the above has made the gentleman a prefent of the horse, gang has already write to a certain public which has sufficiently recompensed him for acting Magiftrate (who was the means of the good office be had done him. The young bringing the whole gang to juftice) pri miling lale hue kannily escased with her limbs, but great and important discoveries in care of his fhe's otherwise very much bruised; “ Those procuring a respite. ladies who have carriages should not venture On Saturday two prisoners were capitally en horses."

convicted at the Old Bailey, viz. The following is an account of a melan Aon Baker, for robbing Thomas Porter, cho'y accident which happened at the Bull at whim the, with another woman, had picked Kingfton in Surty: a ferjeant of Eliot's up and carried to Black Boy-alley, where light borse having courted the maid there, the being joined by two fellows, they beat him in confented to bave him ; upon which a lie a muft terrible manner, and took from him cerce was taken (ut, the ring bought, and near 40s, and it is thought would have mur. the wedding to have been on Sunday ; but on dered him, had not the watch come to his feme difference between them, the maid affiftance. barnt the licence, and would not consent to James Wharton, for attacking Ann Curtis. it; on which he came into the kitchen on a Temple laundress, and another woman in Sunday morning, and fired a piflol at her, the fields near Newington, and robbins them and the ball hitting against her Atays behad, of two thillings and upwards, made only a scra'ch on her fide; on which Eight were cast for Transportation ; and fbe flung her apron over her head, and run two acquitted. trwards the fire, crying out, “ Lord, don't On Saturday at one o'clock, a pamphlet, fluot me;" when he discharged another pis. intitied A digest of the right and prerogatives tol at her, which went into her back be- of the crown, &c. was burnt before Wefttween her ftays; and it is thought the cannot minster-Hall door, by the hands of the comrecover. There were several people in the mon hangman. Mr. Sheriff Harley, and Mr. kitchen when this was di ne. He was im. Sheriff Torner, attended to see the order tule mediately apprehended, and committed by ly execu'ed, and the whole affair was con. the Bailiffs of Kingston to the New Gaol in ducted with the greatest order. Southwark.

A frw days ago, a superbly grand, but The fociety for the encouragement of arts exceedingly light town-chariot, was thewn to and fciences were lately presented with a lie their Maj-ities at St James's, by their own qoor from an ingenious gentlewoman, the coachmaker, in Park-Street, for his Serene quality of which is, for making of colours Highness the Prince of Mecklenburgh, upon for printing upon fiiks and fuffs, in place of an entirely new and elegant plan. oil: the society has caused trial to be made

BIRTH S. thereof, and have the same now under con The Lady of James Pennyman, Erq; fifter fideration ; and we hear that the patterns of Sir Henry Grey, Bart of a fn. facwn them are equal to any India chintz. The Lady of his Excellency William If this takes place, as there are hopes it will, Henry Lyttleton, Esq; Governor of Jamaica, there is no doubt it will be one of the greateft of a fin, at Jamaica. di c veries for the advancement of the manu. Mrs. Smith, wife of John Smith, a White, factures of Gicat- Britain that has yet been smith, in Hatton-Garden, of three children, made kaown,

a boy and two giris, who are likely to do well,

MARRIAGES, MARRIAGE S.

Miss Stillingfleet, grand-daughter of Dr. Sir George Warren, Knight of the Bath, Stillingfleet, formerly Bishop of Worcester. to the Hon. Miss Bishop, daughter of Sir Miss Davis, who sung at Vauxhall.garCe il Bihop, Bart, and one of the Maids of dens, and who recevived so much applaure Honour to her Majesty.

from the public in the character of Madgeia John Hill, Eq; to Mrs. Elizabeth Cox, a the opera of Love in a Village, Widow Lady with a fortune of 10,000 1. Thomas Sevens, farmer, at Bletchingly

The Rev Mr. Ellis, Fellow of King's Col in Surry, in the 103d year of his age. He ledge, Cambridge, to Miss Hill.

has left behind him 87 children, grandJoseph Shaw, of the Inner Temple, Erg; children, and great-grand children, to Mrs. Hodder of Milton in Kent.

Mr. Watkins, at Hammersmith, in the DEATHS.

78th year of his age, said to be the best inLast mon:h, at Edinburgh, the ingenious terpreter of the Celtick language of any in Mr. Richard Cooper, Engraver, much re- the kingdom grelied by all who knew him.

Miss Barton, youngest daughter of Dr. Mrs. Isma Ruffel, relict of Rufiel, Barton. Dean of Briftol. Esq; of Lincoln's-Inn, through want of com- Mr. Evan funes, in St. George's Hospital, mon necessaries (as supposed) was found dead of the wounds he received in a duel, in Hyde in her bed. She was daughter of Craw. Park, with Lieutenant Span of the Marines, ley, Esq; of the kingdom of Ireland, and who also received a wound in each thigh, grand-daughter to Lord Viscount Fitzwilliams though not dangerously. of Merion, and very closely allied in blood 10 Francis Capper, Esq; of Lincoln's Inn, an many illustrious personages of this kingdom; eminent Barifter at Jaw. notwithstanding which she died neglected, Edmund Yarborough, Esq; Barifter at without a second sheet, a second shift, a fe- law. cond gown or handkerchief, having ple'ged At Edinburgh, the Right Hon. Charles a handkerchief a few days before firone thil- Earl of Dalhousie. ling, of which sum five halfpence remained. At his house in Hill-frcét, Berkeley As she had lived many years in extreme po- square, Sir Jacob Gerard Downing, Bart. veriy, preserving till the gentlewoman, fo Member of Parliament for Douwick, in she died in the 77th year of her age, respected Suffolk. by God's special friends, the poor, and was The Lady of Sir Charles Burdet, Bart. of buried by them at St. Pancras, in a decent a Consumption, aged 21, at York. manner,

On board a Ship in the River from Bermu. Mr. Christopher Munday, a celebrated das, William Popple, Eiq; Guvernor of that master of mufic, at Oxford; and a person of illand. such extraordinary mechanical abilities, that, The Honourable Mrs. Brudenel, at her though totally blind, he was not only she in: house in Benton Street. ventor, but also the maker of a most exqui. Robert Vincent, Esg; of Serjeant's inn. fire instrument, which many of the curious At his house in Dover-itreet, Charles have seen and heard with admiration, two or Moore, Earl of Charleville, in the kingdom gans and a harpsichord, so constructed as to of Ireland. be played together or separately ; and in

PREFERMENTS. which are inserted the harp and flute Pops, Charles Bembridge, Esq; to be firft clerk in together with a concert stop, and a grand the Paymaster Gereral's Office, in the room chorus.

of George Duranr, Esq; refigned. The facetious Tom Fox, master of the Fox Mr. Andrew Smith, to be Surveyor of the in King and road.

Cuftoms in the port of Harwich. Mr. Silverline, a master-bafter in Rate David Beale, Esq; to be Master of the recliff Highway; and in a few hours after bis vels in Scotland. decease, his wife was brought to bed of two Daniel Bonseelter, Gent, to be Conful at childien.

Carthagena, in the kingdom of Spain. Matthew Jacob, Efq; Representative in Miss Boscawen, daughter of General the late Parliament of Ireland for Feathard, George Boscawen, to be one of the Maids of

Count Wedzicki, Bishop of Premise, and Honour to her Majesty. Vice-Chancellor of the kingdom of Poland. Richard Clive, Erg; brother of Lord Clive,

Wm. Kingsey, Esq; only son of Lieut, to be a Cornet in the first regiment of DraGen. Kingsey, at Pyrmont, in Germany. goons.

Richard Crofe, Esq; counsellor, in Wine The Right Honourable John Manners, Office Court, Fleet-ftreet,

Esq; commonly called the Marquis of GranGeorge Olbaldifton, Esq; younger brother bv, to be Lord Lieutenant and Cuftos Rotu. to the Bishop of London, at Hunmanby, lorum of the County of Derby, in the room Y . ktbire.

of his Grace William Duke of Devonshire,

[ocr errors]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]

* *HE puerile and long can. equally skilful hands, that the wellya BK vafled question concern accorded strife of their lights and

p ing the preference due to shades may double the effect of the

some one of the illustri. beauties of both, instead of dimi

ous antients or moderns nishing the force of either." above all the rest, has been by most, 'Tis apprehended that the reader but, in our opinion, very absurdly will grant that we have strictly adreduced to this trite query; which hered to this rule, by setting in conwas, Cæsar or Alexander, the greatelt trast the characters of Julius Cæsar man?

and Oliver Cromwell; the resemTo weigh in the balance two cha. blance between which is as strong as racters which have scarce any thing can be expected, making allowance in common, to draw a parallel be. for the variation that must necessatween Julius Cæsar and Alexander the rily arise from the influence which Great, is altogether preposterous. diversity of climate has upon the He that compares characters should bodies, and diversity of customs, follow the example of Plutarch, and upon the minds of men. . chufe such as have a striking resem The manner in which both Cæsar blance in some of the most remarka. and Cromwell began the world was ble circumstances of their manners exactly similar, whether we consider and conduct. The critic in history the state of public affairs in the should, in this respect, imitate the countries where they were born, or connoisseur, who, in arranging pic- their private characters and particutures in a gallery, does not set the lar circumstances when they entered daubing of an ordinary painter by a upon life. When Cæfar was remaster-piece of Titian or Raphael; markable in Rome for nothing but but places together two done by his debaucheries, when that genius Mar:h, 1764.

which

[ocr errors]
« 前へ次へ »