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leaving the College, to enter on the fore declared, that public Disputations public service:

and Declamations shall be holden in C. Lloyd-In Firit Class of Arabic, the Oriental Languages, at stated times, Persian, Hindoostanee, and Bengalee to be prescribed by the Council of the languages.

H. Hodgson --First Class, Persian, From the recent institution of the
Hindooítanee, and Bengalee; and first College, and the impediments which
in Bengalee writing.

mult neceffarily have occurred at the W.P. Potts--First Class, Perfian and commencement of an undertaking, 10 Hindoostinee ; and Second Class, Ara, novel in India, and at the fame time bic.

fo extensive in its objects, it might G.D. Guthrie-First Class, Arabic reasonably have been expected that the and Perlian.

firft Disputation would be confined to A. Rols-First Class, Arabic and one of the Oriental Languages; or if Persian.

a second were included in it, the motte J.W.Laing-First Class, Arabic and fanguinc expectations from the success Persian

of Collegiate Instruction in the lan. D. Campbell-Firit Class, Arabic and guages of Alia must have been fulfilPersian.

led. Huw surpriling, and how gratia G. Hartwell-First Class, Bengalee ; fying to all persons concerned in proand Second Class, Persian and Hindoo moting the objećrs of this excellent Instance.

ftitution must it then have been, to W. Scott-First Class, Bengalee ; and observe the Students appointed to hold Second Class, Hindoostanee.

the late Disputations, equally capable R. Thackeray-Firit Class, Arabic ; of supporting them with readiness, corand Third Clals, Perlian.

rectness, and elegance, in three of the M. Law--First Class, Bengalee. Oriental Languages, the Persian, Hip;

W. J. Sands-Second Clais, Persian dooitanee, and Bengalee? In several and Hindooltanee,

instances the fame Gentlemen defended J. Wemyss - Second Class, Persian or opposed the given position in two of and Hindoostanee.

these languages; and all, after finishing F. Morgan - Second Class, Persian their arguments, read Thefes composed and Hindoostanee.

by them in the same languages; evincR.O. Wynne --Second Class, Perfian. ing in these diftinguithed proficiency, R. Vanlíttart-Second Class, Persian. and eminent ability and knowledge in

J.W.Grant-Second Class, Hindoo- the subjects of the disputations, which fanee.

were happily chosen for the occafon. To the above we add the following It would be improper to notice indi. remarks on the Disputation held at the vidual excellence, where all exhibited College of Fort William, in Bengal, by so much merit. But it may be juftly a Gentleman who was present :

observed, that this Disputation, though These Disputations were held in a firft essay, and held within a twelve. pursuance of the fixth statute, enacted month after the opening of the College by his Excellency the Governor Gene of Fort William, would have done ho ral, as Patron and ViGtor of the Col. nour to the Professors and Students of lege, viz.

any University in Europe. It formed an “ Where?s it is necessary that the admirable introduction to the delivery students destined to exercise high and of the honorary medals which followed, important functions in India, should be and fanctioned the motto engraved on able to speak the Oriental Languages them" Redit a nobis dkrora diamput with fluency and propriety, it is there. reducit."


(WITH AN ENGRAVING.) We are happy in being able to lay particular account of the ceremony of

before our Readers a very accu. laying the firit stone of this grand and ate Plan of these Docks, and of ihe magnificent undertaking was given in parts immediately circumjacent. A our XXXVIIIth Volume, Puge ?.


Whoever has enjoyed the fatisfaction vered with large square ftones as coping of visiting and viewing the work in its to the wall. Xbout two feet below the prelent state, muit be astonished at the top is a groove in the brick-work, Itupendoulness of its scale, and the ex. about fix inches deep, and a foot wide, tent of human wildom, skill, and in- into which timber is inserted to keep duttry, which has begun, carried on, the ships from injuring, or being inand to far completed, in the course of jured by, the brick-work. five-and-twenty months, an “imperial Such are the Wet Docks, or rather work,' the proof of part, and pledge of the Wet Vock at present, for there is future prosperity.

only one finished, the length of which The effect and dengn of Wet Docks is 2,600 feet, and the width 5io. That are, to keep the water always at one which is yet to be made will be of the height; that is, the height of the ordi. fame length, but narrower by 110 feet. Dary fuil tides ; to prevent veffels from A magnificent entrance or gateway being alternately exposed to wet and to the quays is intended, with allegodry, and to be sometimes on a bigh rical devices; and there will be a high level, and sometimes lying on one side wall round the whole, besides a sopingon the sand. It mult be evident to all ditch, parapet wall, and iron pali. perfons, that the position of the vellel fades. 'The numbers of houses for the Temaining uprighi, and on the same residence of clerks and workmen will level, must be a great advantage in convert the marth in time into a town; loading and unloading, even when so that London will really extend from there is only one thip; but when there Paddington turnpike to Blackwall, are numbers crowded together, it pre- without any interruption whatever. vents confusion and much damage, be It having been previonly known, that fides lots of time and space.

the first thips were to enter on the 27th Thele advantages attach to every of August 1802, at one o'clock, a Wet Dock or Balon into which thips great concourse of persons of all ranks are introduced ; but in the present attended. The water had been intromase there is another end in view allo- duced through a square aperture in the room and proper quays being wanting flood gates on the 25th, so as to prevent on the River Thames for the accommo, those who attended what may be called dation of the numbers of shipping that the inauguration of the enterprize from refort to it from all parts of the world. waiting too long a time,

From inconvenience and confusion, The Dock was killed nearly to the expence always follows; but in this height of the tide at high-water on the cale a greater loss arises than could 26th. The temporary bridge, under be expected, owing to a sort of depre- which was a wooden barricade that redation, known by the name of Plunder- fifted the water when the coffre-damn age, which the bustle and confution broke , was taken away; and over the arising from want

of rooin and proper first fluice was erected a horizontal drawquays occation. This Plunderage is, no bridge, on a new and improved plan, doubt, considerable ; but it has been It divides in two in the middle, and calculated by Mr. Colquhoun, the Ma. each half moves off horizontally on a gistrate, at half-a-million annually. pivot, being supported in its horizontal

The advantages, therefore, that will position by an equal balance made in arile from the constructing of such the parts themselves, and a circular Docks for West India produce (the most ring of cast iron (welve feet in diame. Liable of any sort of goods to be plundered), ter, on which are rollers that are sec. are certainly great, and therefore were tions of cones ; so as naturally to move much wanted in the vicinity of London. agreeably to the curvature of the circle,

The annexed ENGRAYONG will serve in a manner similar to that in which to shew those who have not been on the the roof of a windmill turns upon the spot how the Docks are planned. That walls. for unloading inwards is already come. There are two food-gates at the pleted; but to the Dock for loading outer lock, and two more between outwards very little is yet done, that and the Wet Dock. The flood

The Dock is twenty nine feet gates all open inwards, to resist the deep, built round with brick work, pressure of the water in the Docks fix feet in thickness at top, and co. when the tide is low.

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There are at each lock perpendicular about 200 flags ; being not only those windlasses of cast iron, placed in circu. of the different nations that navigate lar wells dug in the ground, and built European Seas, but every flag or enlign round with brick and stone, for the used in making telegraphic signals in purpose of opening and shutting the our service ; fo that the variety was food-gates-these are worked from great, and the effect fplendid. above hy men ; the chains which cons Ac the main top-gallant malt head neet the windlalles and the gates being was the Royal Standard; the Admiralty altogether under water.

Flag waved from the fore-top-gallant In the morning of the 29th, the mait; and from the mizen and the water stood about twenty feet deep bow-sprit hung the Union Jack. within the luices ; and numbers of Two Three Coloured French Flags people who had assembled appeared were hoisted on the stern, and the somewhat disappointed, expecting to Spanish, Portuguese, and others, upon have been gratified with seeing the wa. the sides. The ropes were srung with ter admitted with a rush into the empty colours, Aags, and streamers of all docks. At eleven o'clock the work. kinds, from end to end. men Jeft off their labours, and the Ar eleven o'clock two boats were ballast heavers who bad been employed manned, for the purpose of towing in to clear the entrance (where the unfor- the thip in conjunction with the people tunate coffre dam was) quitted their on the sides. Four guns were fired occupation.

when the arrived at the outer gates, All the thips belonging to the West which were immediately opened for India trade that were in the river had her admittance. The woollen draw. colours flying, On each side of the bridge, which we much admired, dir. entrance was a flag-Itatt, with the Royal appeared, as it were at the fame mo. Standard and Union Jack. The Royal mient, when the vessel was fairly ita. Standard was also hoitted on the roof tioned in the middle of the first lock; of the warehouse nearest to Black, where the remained more than ball wall.

an hour, the band of the 3d regiment About 100 soldiers were posted of guards playing "Rule Britannia.” near the warehouses, and at each During this delay, the Echo, a vesel entrance leading to the North Quay, rather of inferior size, deeply laden into which part no person was ad. with Weit India produce, was towed mitted without a ticket. This was a up in the saine manner; when the laudable regulation, as it prevented fecond gate was opened, and they both all the ill effects of tumultuous and entered the first bason. In less than a mischievous crowd ; and, although quarter of an hour the two inner gates the company admitted to this place were opened ; and, before one o'clock, was extremely numerous, it was as both vesels were in the great Dock respectable. The top of the warehouse, opposite the first warehouse, which No. 8, as well as all the windows of it,' was crowded at every aperture, and were filled with company. The num on the roof, with Ladies of beanty and ber admitted by tickets could not be fashion. lets than four or five thousand ; and Repeated huzzas were given from of there a great part consisted of elegant shore to thore, and the Echo was in the and beautiful females. The affemblage middle. The band of the West Lonon the South side consisted of persons don Militia, and the music on board of all descriptions; and there was not the Audington, struck up “ God save the one througbout the whole of this im King !" and the whole was a spectacle men se crowd, who did not seem to feel exhibiting the triumph of a commera degree of pleafure proportionate to cial and loyal people, rejoicing at the the importance of the event which firit effect of lo grand, extensive, and they came to witness.

useful a work. The Henry Addington, a fhip of 400 A falute of 21

guns was fired, tons burthen, and of 20 guns, lay at and a pigeon let fly, when the Addingthe entrance at Blackwall, together ton moored oppolite the warehouse with the Echo; the former was only in No. 8; after which several persons of ballast, and had little of that the lat- distinction went on board. Among ter was deeply laden.

them were, Lord Hawkesbury, the The Herry Addington stood high above Earl of Rosslyn, Lord Hood, Lord tbc water, and was decorated with Pelham, Lord Hobart, Lord Glenber.

vie, the Lord Mayor, Sir Sidney Smith, is yet completed. The stone copings

Sir George Shee, Mr. Alderman Hib. on the quays are not finished ; and the bert, Mr. Alderman Curtis, &c. The communication with the river at Limefame boat continued for more than an houfe Hole is not yet opened ; withbour carrying numbers of our most out which the Dock that is now in use diftinguitbed mercantile men and their is, like a man with one arm, but im. families ; many of whom only stopped perfectly useful. a few minutes, making place for others, A grand dinner was given in the after taking a little elegant refrein: evening of the 27th at the London ment. About half past three, Earl Tavern, by the Directors of the Docks, Rosslyn, and Lords Pelham, Hawker. which was very numerously attended ; bury, and Glenbervie, with Sir sidney Mr. Milligan in the Chair, and Mr. Smith, &c. went up the River in the Davidson, Deputy Chairman. Among Admiralty barge.

those who formed the party were At five o'clock an elegant dinner - His Royal Highness the Duke of was set out in the great cabin for the York, Lord Hawkesbury, Lord PelLadies, &c. on board. There were ham, Lord Hobart, Lord Hervey, Lord also two long tables under an awning Hood, Lord Sheffield, Lord Glenbervie, upon the deck; and the regimental Mr. Addington, Sir Evan Nepean, band continued to play favourite airs. Monfieur Parmentier, Monsieur De After dinner, one of the tables being Hazet, Sir Lionel Darell, Sir Sidney cleared away, country dances com Smith, Sir P. Stephens, Sir H. Munro, menced, and a great deal of additional Sir G. Hope, Mr. Alderman Hibbust, company came on board. They con Mr. Alderman Leighton, Mr. Aldertinued dancing to a late hour, and man Curtis, Mr. Alderman Shaw, &c. the utmost conviviality prevailed. &c.

The crowd that affembled at the The meeting was distinguished by Dock, the Bafon, and in the vicinity of much conviviality ; and the following Blackwall, cannot be estimated at less toasts were drunk :than 30,000 people. Accidents were very The King and Constitution. likely to happen, owing to their anxiety The Queen. to behold the introduètion of the Ad The Duke of York and the Army. dington to the Dock, and to there be Lord St. Vincent and the Navy. ing no fence on the fides; but we are Success to the West India and Lon. happy to state, that, so far as we have don Docks ; and may every future heard, none took place ; there was no improvement of the port produce the disorder, nor the fightest circumftance need of more. to diminish the enjoyment of the day, Mr. Addington ; and thanks for his the weather being the most favourable Ateady and zealous promotion of the possible, without wind, dust, or sultry great national objects committed to Sunshine,

the conduct of the West India Dock The water in the Dock extends in Company. furface 822.400 square feet, and in Lord Hawkesbury, and the other cubic feet (the depth being 25) con Noblemen and Gentlemen who pa. tains 20.560,000.

tronised and supported in Parliament Nothing can be conceived more beau- the establishment of the Welt India riful than the Duck. The water is Dock Company: of the neceffary depth ; its surface, Mr. Pitt; and thanks to him for his Imooth as a mirror, presents to the diftinguished patronage in the foundacye a haven secure from tio ms; and tion of the West India Dock Con. the mind of a spectator anticipates pany. those sensations of pleature and de Prosperity to the British West India light, which Seamen from all nations Colonies. of the world, after buffeting storins Lord Hood, and the other forvir. and tempetts, mult feel when lodged ing Heroes of the glorious Twelfth in its tranquil bolom.

of April 2002. The warehouses are the grandeft, Thanks to the Statesmen and Warmost commodious, and spacious, that riors who, by their exertions and bra. we have ever seen, and are capable of very, have procured us the blessings of containing a vaft quanuity of goods.

Peace. We admire greatly what has been Lord Sheffield, the steady friend of done; but no part, the locks exceplied, the West India Duck Company,


Cordiality and unanimity to the Im The Duke of York gave the Lord 'perial Kingdom of Great Britain and Mayor and Corporation of London, and Ireland.

the Commons of the United Kingdom.



of the second piece, Mr. Fawcett, as THE following Notice was given by Aaing Manager, came forward; and, Mr. : after returning the thanks of the ProTheatre Royal, Haymarket, prietor and Performers, as usual at the 81h Sept. 1802.

end of a season, solicited the candid at. “ The Proprietor of this Theatre is

tention of the audience to the following under the necessity of informing those Address, which he read from a paper : Ladies and Gentlemen who now favour him with their atlistance, that he can

" Ladies and Gentlemen, make no renewal of engagements with

“ Mr. Colman, the Proprietor of this any performer who will not stipulate to

Theatre, under whose management I act on and from the 15th of May next

have, of late, alifted in many of his ensoing, tili the 15th of September fol. arrangements immediately relative to lowing.

the Stage, has deputed me to return It is with peculiar regret that this you his warmest thanks, for the patron. notice is given. 'It is foreseen that molt, age with which you have continued to if not all, of the present Company, will honour his house, during this season. relinquith a future engagement at the Allow me to say, állo, that the gratitude Ilaymaiket Theatre. How much the of every, performer here is as strongly Proprietor deplores this circumllance is impressed upon their minds, as, be Jeft to the candour and feelings of those assured, it is on my own ; but, in addiwho can conlider what it is for old friends tion to these acknowledgments, the Proto part !- but the interelts of this House prietor has instructed me to address you demand that it nould, in future, be with matter of such peculiar nature, that opened on the day allowed by his Ma- your patience is folicited, while I read, jesty; and the reasons why it will hence. verbatim, that which he has commissioned forih be thus opened, will be ftated to

nie lo communicate. the audience in the Farewell Address. be granted to the late Mr. Foste, it was

" When a Royal Patent was about to (Sec Sept. 15.) 13. Covent Garden Theatre opened for reriles the English Throne, what annual

inquired, with that justice which characthe season, with Folly as it Flies and Il Bondocani. The part of the houte before without injury to theatrical patents then

extent of term might be allowed him, the curtain has been partly retouched and existing in this metropolis. The Propartly new painted. The effect, on the prietors of the Winter Theatres were whole, is that of elegant fimplicity. The interrogated on this point ; and in confronti piece appears quite new : the co fequence of their documents, a patent lours are light blue, white, and silver,

was granted to Foote, for his life, to open inttead of Itone colour and gold ; and

a Theatre annually, from the 15th of the pilallers on the Itage have thrunk, May to the 15th of September inclu.by judicious alteratios, into something five. like a due proportion. The principal " The Winter Houses never closed performers had their customary greetings precisely on the commencement of his after the recels.

term-bot Foote was unique, and des 15. The Haymarket Theatre closed pended, chiefy, on his own writing and for the seafon; and the expectation ex his own a&ting. A licence was given to cited by an advertisement announcing the elder Colman, for the same annual an extraordinary Address to the Public term, on Foote's death: but, aware that drew a crowded house.

he could not, like his singularly-gifted The performances were, The Sixty; predecessor, depend on his own indiviThird Letter, The Voice of Nature, and dual powers, he engaged a regular coma The Fairies' Revels. On the conclusion pany of Comedians, chiefly selected from

the VOL. XLII, SEPT, 1802,


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