two sons, Sir Henry who succeeded lotte Fitzroy, (one of the natural him, and Francis-Henry his second daughters' of Charles II. by the fon.

duchess of Cleveland) thirteen sons, Sir Henry Lee dying without male and five daughters. iffue, by his wife Anne, eldeft daugh. . He was succeeded in his title and ter of Sir John Cornbury, in Oxfordestate by his fixth fon, George Henry íñire, the title of baronet devolved Lee, father of the present earl, born on his brother Sir Francis-Henry, March 12, 1689, who married Franwho was, by command of the chan- ces, daughter of Sir John Hales of cellor of the upiversity of Oxford, Woodchurch, in the county of Kent, created master of arts, in Sept. 28, Bart, by whom he had issue three 1663, king Charles IT. with his sons and five daughters. His lordd'ueen, and their respective courts, mip departed this life in February being present. He married Eliza- 15, 1742-3, and was succeeded by beth, daughter and role heir of his eldest son Thomas Pope, earl of Downe in George-Henry Lee, the present Ireland, by whom he had issue two earl of Litchfield, who married fons, Sir Edward. Henry Lee, who Diana, only daughter of Sir Thomas Succeeded him in his paternal ho. Frankland, bart. by whom he has no nours and eltate, and Francis-Henry children. His lordship's titles are, Lee of the Temple, Esq.

earl of Litchfield, viscount Quaren . Sir Edward-Henry Lee was, in the don, baron of Spelsbury, and baronet, reign of Charles II. by letters patent, custos brevium in the court of combearing date June 5, 1074, created mon-pleas, chancellor of the univerbaron of Spelsbury, in the county of sity of Oxford, &c. &c. Bucks, and earl of the city of Litch Armorial bearings.] Argent, a fels field. In the reign of James II: he between three crescents, sable. was constituted lord-lieutenant and Cref.] In a marquis's coronet or, cusios rotulorum of the county of a demi-Itone-colume argent, and on Oxford, lord. lieutenant of Wood- its capital, a bird's leg eraz'd at the stock-park, high-Iteward of the bo. thigh, perch'd, prey’d on by a falcon, rough of Woodstock, one of the all proper. lords of his majesty's bed-chamber, Motto.] Fide et Conftantiá. By fil colonel of a regiment of foot, and delity and perseverance. afterwards colonel of his majesty's Chief Seats.] At Ditchley, in Oxfirst regiment of foot guards. He fordshire ; and in Bruton Street, died July 14, 1716, at Greenwich, London. and had issue by his wife, lady Chara

ANECDOTES of fome Dutch and Flemish PAINTERS,

TOhn Stein was born at Leyden J 1636, and had for his father a brewer, who, like a man of sense, seconding the disposition to painting, which he obseryed in his son, placed

him successively with three artists eminent in different ftiles. Stein, however, with all his success in this fine art, and the reputation to which he foon rose by. bis works, thought


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Account of the PATRON, a new Comedy of ikree Alls, written by Mr. Foote,

and now performing at the little Theatre in the Hay.market. PERSONS of the Drama. arts, but a man of intolerable vanity Bever,

Mr. Deurb. and ignorance. Bever is a young His Friend, Mr. Davis. fellow lately arrived from Oxford, Rult,

Mr. Weston. and recommended by his father to Puff,

Mr. Hayes. the acquaintance of Sir Thomas, as Dactyl,

Mr. Granger. the properest means of initiating him Sir Roger Dowla, Mr. Palmer. into the republic of letters, an ho

Sir Thomas Lofty, ) . nour of which the young gentleman . And

Mr. Foote. is supposed to be not a litele ambi· Sir Peter Pepperpot,).

tious. His visits at Şir Thomas's • Staytape,

Mr. Brown. are attended with the loss of his

Mr. Parsons. heart, which Juliette, the knight's Servants,

3 And niece, captivates in a short time;

( Mr. Lewis. but in 'return Ine makes him a preJuliette,

Mrs. Granger. fent of her own, and takes every me"T HIS piece opens with a con- thod the can to give him her hand

1 versation between Bever and into the bargain. To effect this, his friend, about Sir Thomas Lofty, however, me has one confiderable a pre ended patron of all the polite difficulty to surmount, her uncle,


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whole disgrace should be laid at that The urn that held the ashes of gentleman's Voor, knowing that if Agrippa it was well received, nothing would Sir Thomas. « No accident I be easier than to whisper the truth, hope.-and get the whole reputation tranf- Ruff. “ Has fallen a martyr to ferred to his own. Urged by this ignorance and barbarity ; - for a motive, he entreats Mr. Bever would new housemaid miftaking it for a oblige him by an acquiescence, with crack'd chamber-pot, carried it down which our young lover, after a con- ftairs one morning, and threw it infiderable struggle within himself, to a cart to a duftman. I have got complies. Unhappily for the poor something, however, to make aknight, the play is damned before mends ; here it is. I am no churl, the end of the third act. Dactyl, but love to regale my friends with a Puff, and Ruft, whom he had sent right of my treasures; here it isto support it, very quickly follow believe some of the letters are still to his servants with an account of its be seen—'Tis a little bit of the fafate ; nor is Bever long after them, mous North Briton that was burned but comes back fired with rage and before the Change, on Cornhill. indignation, to make Sir Thomas But hush,- for as it has not suffered take the scandal of the play on him the law, 'is possible.they may be infelf-In vain our Patron begs, ar- clined to seize it out of my hands ; gues, remonftrates, foorhes ; Bever and that, you know, would be an tells him he should be gibbeted down irreparable misfortune.” to all posterity, with the author of This piece, which is taken from Love in a Hollow Tree, and ass.if ihe Connoisseur of Marmontel, is the he imagined any family would re- second performance for which our ceive him after lo public a disgrace; stage has been indebted to that the knight instantly answers he writer. The French author, indeed, would ; upon which Bever directly in bis preface to his Moral Tales, demands his niece, as a recompence tells us that he has there furnished for keeping the secret; and bearing the poets with sufficient matter for the infamy of the piece. Sir Thomas theatrical entertainment, without consents, and joining their hands, putting them to the trouble of infays to Juliette,

venting. Accordingly, we have seen Here take bis band I owe bim muebmast one of the first geniuses of the age, know it,

following him, the beginning of And make :be man, alebough I dame the poet. laft winter, in a piece which was re

In the second act we have the fol- ceived with very uncommon, but delowing humorous stroke, which may served, applause. Mr. Foote is now serve as a specimen of the perform- treading the same path, and if we ance. Rust being asked by Sir Tho are rightly informed, another genmas if any thing new had been teman, as yet but little known to added to his collection of curiosities, the public, is preparing a piece or he replies, “ Why, I don't know, two from the same author, which Sir Thomas ; I have both lott and may be expected next season. gained in the course of the week.


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