increased with such rapidity that nearly perished in the attempt to before the engines

could be save her life. Eight only of the broughi from Howden (a distance bodies bave yet been found. It is of four miles) the entire building just 166 years since a similar acciwas on fire ; by which the whole, dent happened at the same ferry, with the leaden covering, was en- when 18 persons were unfortunatetirely consumed, except one cham- ly drowned. ber, with the outer and some parts

71b.-At his lodgings of the inner walls. It is supposed to in Bath, John Silthorp, M. D, have been occasioned by a chim- F. R. S. and regeus professor of ney taking fire, from which no dan- Botany in the university of Oxford. ger was apprehended when the fa. He was indefatigable in his researchmily went to rest. The south side, es for new and rear plants, and or principal part of the quadrangle, travelled twice into Turkey and being the only part left undemolish- Greece to collect them. The faed in 1650, contained the dining. tigues he underwent in his last room, drawing-room, and chapel, tour entirely destroyed his constiused as the parish-church ever since tution, and he has fallen a victim tbe other was ruined in the civil to his favourite study. He took the wars. In the two principal chambers degree of M. A. June 28, 1780, were some beautiful stair-cases of of B. M. Dec. 8, 1783, (about singular contrivance, containing which time his father resigned to double flights of stairs, winding him the professorship), and of round each other, after the designs D. M. Jan. 20, 1784. Some years of Palladio.

ago the university appointed bim a 24th.

The following melancholy travelling fellow on Dr. Radcliff's 'occurrence took place. As foundation, and in that capacity the ferry boat was crossing the ri he visited a great part of the Euver from Common-staithe quay to ropean continent. At Gottingen Old Lynn, at seven in the evening, his abilities where held in such estiwith about 30 persons on board, it mation, that he was honoured with rap foul of the cable of a barge, a degree in physic by the universiand was unfortunately overset, by ty. In 1794 he published a Flora which accident it is feared that Oxoniensis, and has left an estate upwards of 20 persons have lost of 3001. per annum to the univertheir lives; four more must in- sity, in trust, to defray the expenevitably have shared the

ces attending the publication of a fate, but for the aetive and vigo- Flora Græca, taken froin specirous exertions of one of the passen mens in his own valuable collecgers (John Price, a sailor), who tion. After that work is finished, at the imminent hazard of his life, the sum of 2001. per annum is to and with that bumanity and intre. be added to the salary of the She. pidity which are the characteristics rardian professor, on condition that of an English sailor, rescued four he reads lectures on botany in evefellow-creatures from death; he ry term. His excellent collection had seized a fisth (a woman), but of plants and books he has bethe rapidity of the tide tore ber queathed to the botanical library of from him, and be bimself had the university.


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17th. In his 59th year, James a gentleman in the neighbourhood; Macpherson, esq. M. P. for Camelo some of her neighbours threatened ford. Of this celebrated author of her with a prosecution, and told Ossian some anecdotes shall be her she would be transported for given in a subsequent department it. This much alarmed her mind; of this volume.

and the idea of being separated from her child, of whom she bad

always appeared remarkably fond, M AR C H.

90 wrought on her imagination,

that she formed the horrible design Mr. B. D. Cock, driving a 4th.

of putting it to death, in order that, curricle round Camden-place, by surrending herself into the near Bath, the horses, in conse hands of justice, she might be ex. quence of being too much curbed, ecuted for the murder, and so be became restive, and one of them, for ever re-united in heaven to that having broken the bar, suddenly babe whom she had loved more dashed over a precipice upwards of than life. As soon, therefore, as 100 feet deep, by which the gene her husband was gone out to his tleman was literally dashed to labour, she proceeded to put this pieces, the curricle destroyed, and diabolical design into execution : the horses killed on the spot. she filled a large tub with water,

In the court of exchequer, in when the babe, smiling in its moDublin, a jury of merchants, on ther's face, disarmed her for the the 20th of February last, gave lord moment, and she found herself unWestmeath a verdict of 10,0001. able to commit the horrid facto damages, against Mr. Bradshaw, She then lulled the babe to sleep # son of sir Henry Cavendish, (who her breast, and wrapping a cloth took the name of Bradsbaw for a round it, plunged ii into the tub, large estare), for crim. con, with and held it under water till life be. lady Westmeath.- Lady West came extinct ; then took it out of meath was a Miss Jefferys. She the rub, and laid it on the bed, and was married to lord Westmeath in taking her bal and cloak, locked 1784, and has two children by his her streer-door, and left her key at lordship.

a neighbour's for her husband, 10th.

Derby. What particularly when he should return from his

engaged the attention of the labour. She then proceeded to public at our assizes was a charge walk eight or nine miles to a maagainst woman of the

name gistrate, and, requesting admission of Ann Hoon, aged 24, for the to him, told him the whole story, wilful murder of her infant child, concluding with an earnest desire about 14 months old. The ciró immediately to be executed. She cumstances of this murder were was tried this morning; and, ma. as follows: On Friday last, this ny strong instances of insanity for poor creature, who is the wife of some years past appearing, the Ju. a labouring man, was about to heat ry found her not guilty. her oven, and being short of wood, At Stafford assizes, a remarkable had broken down a rail or two from cause was tried, in which Mrs. the fencing round the plantation of Docksey, sister and heir at law of


the late Peter Garrick, esq. of the magistrate, who warned him to Lichfield, (brother to the celebra- beware of his conduct in future, as a ted David Garrick) was plaintiff, strict watch should be kept over and Mr. Panling, surgeon of that him and all his associates. town, defendant. The defendant

Were executed opposite

161h. claimed all the real and personal Newgate, pursuant to their property of the deceased, (nearly respective sentences, Tho. Kemp, 30,0001.) under deeds of convey the letter-carrier, Joseph Francis ance executed by Mr. Garrick at Bodkin for robbing Mr. Ardesoif, the advanced age of 85, to the to- and William Fogden for horse-steal. tal disinherison of all his relations jug. and their families, and in deroga.

This evening about six

251h. tion of many wills made in their o'clock, a disagreeable acci. favour, the last dated in 1791. dent happened in Greek-street, the Mr. Erskine led the cause for the corner of Compton-street. Two plaintiff ; and after a most eloquent men intoxicated to a great degree, and impassioned opening of the assaulted every person they met; case, which lasted upwards of two and one of them, who had a hamhours, and the examir-tion of se. mer in his hand, struck a passenVeral witnesses, the cause was re ger on the head with it, near the linquished on the part of the de. eye, which was beat in by the blow. feodant.

They were at length secured, and Birmingham. Binns and carried to the office in Marlbo11th.

Jones, two delegates from rough-street, whence they were the London corresponding society, removed 10 Tothill-fields bride. regardless of the laws and peace of well. the country, delivered (the one at

Mr. Halhed has thought

31st. the Swan in Swallow-street, and proper to dispose of all his the other at the Bell public-house, oriental manuscripts, which he acin Suffolk-street in this town) their quired with great labour and exintlammatory lectures; information pence. These manuscripts the of which being given to William British museum has very laudably Hicks, esq. one of our magistrates, purchased. he immediately repaired, with the Vienna. On the presentation of peace officers, to the illegal assem the princess royal of France, a parblies. The meeting at the Swan ticular circle had been formed for had broken up; but at the Bell the solemnity, and the court was they found Jones in a room ba as numerous as it was brilliant. ranguing about 70 people. As The empress presented the princese soon as be saw the magistrate, he to the ambassadors and tbeir ladies, was silent ; but Mr. Hicks being and to certain ladies of the first made acquainted, by several who rank. After which the other mi. were present, of the seditious lan- nisters and nobility were, in their guage be had beld, immediately turn, presented to her royal highordered the proclamation against ness, by the grand mistress of her disorderly meetings to be read, and Imperial majesty's court, by the the people in a few minutes dise grand treasurer

of the court, persed. Jones was admonished by count Dietrichstein, and by prince


The jus.

Gavres, governor of the princess's At ten o'clock he died. court. The princess of France ex tice of the peace of the section des ceeded the general expectation on champs Elysées, did not chuse 10 this occasion. Her beauty, her bury him until he had asked the sensibility, her grace, her aftability, government whether it was intendand easy deportment, excited ed to

pay him any funeral boat once surprise and admiration. nours.--He was employed, just beShe said the most flattering things fore his death, upon a new edition to field marsbals Lascy, Clarfait, of his philosophical history, and Colloredo, and Pelegrini, and to had presented an address to the di. count Trautmansdorff. The French rectory to obtain from the agents emigrants were presented to her of the republic in foreign countries royal highness by the marquis de the documents, of which he stood Gallo, the Neapolitan ambassador. in need, relative to the commerce They were six in number : the of different nations, to tbe East Induke de Guiche, captain of the dia companies, and some other obguards to Louis XVI. who dis. jects of his work. The directory tinguished himself on the fifth of immediately complied with his re. October, 1780; the marquis de quest, and sent the necessary orRiviere, the Blondel of his master; ders to the French ambassadors in count de Gourci; count de Merci; Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, the marquis de la Vaupaliere, and and Italy. It is known that the M. D'Aschepar. Amongst the other abbé had, among his manuscripts, French and foreigners, who were a history of the revocation of the acknowledged by the princess, edict of Nantes, in four volumes ; were the duke of Richelieu, count but it is rumoured that, under tbe de Fersen, the chevalier Meyer, so reign of Robespierre, he burnt part well known for his literary produc- of bis papers. tions; the bishop of Nanci, alike 17. At the Hague, Peter Paulus, celebrated for his virtues and his president of the first national contalents; the duchess de Guiche, vention there, and one of the prinwho shed tears; the countess de cipal authors of the revolution in Vauban, and the countess d'Oude. Holland. In bim his country narde. The presence of these faith- loses one of its most zealous defenful and unfortunate nobles contri- ders, the patriotic party their chief buted not a little to render this support, the convention its head, scene peculiary interesting.

and marine its ablest director. He DIED.-In bis 84th year, Abbé has fallen a sacrifice to his exerRaynal. He walked to Paris a tions as president. His death week before his death ; got a cold, has produced the same sensations which was followed by a catarrh, at the Hague as the death of Miraand kept his bed some days. On beau did at Paris. The greatest the day of his decease he got up, honours have been paid to the first shaved and dressed himself. At president of the Batavian convensix in the evening he went to bed; tion; and a degree of that assembly heard a newspaper read, and made declares that he never ceased to desome critical observations upon the serve well of his country ; which operations announced in the paper. decree, written vellum, the


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convention has resolved to present gern, the usurper of Britain ; his 10 his widow ; and to give her, at murder of Constantius; his alliance the same time, the national scarf with the Saxons; and his passion with which he was decorated at for Rowena, the daughter of the the opening of the convention. Saxon chief. The events are warp

At his house in Norton-Street, ed into a resemblance to those of sit William Chambers, knight of Macbeth, Richard III. &c. with the polar star, surveyor-general the inadvertency of a copyist, who of his majesty's board of works, was more intent on imitating the treasurer of the royal academy, language than the genius of Shakand fellow of the royal and anti- speare. The characters are such as qoarian societies. A further ac- would not have been drawn by that count of this architect shall be giv- astonishing writer in the excercise en under the head of characters. of his usual faculties. He is re

markable in seidom borrowing from

bimself. The play is destitute of APRIL

all those gigantic metaphors, and

bold allusions, which, approaching 2d.

The intimation of the first the limits of possibility, astonish and

performance of a piece ascrib- alarm our imaginations into a symed to the pen of Sbakspeare pro- pathy with his sublime concep duced this night the effect which tions. The language, though evimight naturally have been expected dently an imitation, is infinitely in a metropolis filled with his ad- beneath the original, which posses. mirers. At four o'clock the doors ses an aptitude, a facility, and harof the theatre were besieged, and, mony, which has never been sura few minutes after they were open- passed. The audience betrayed ed, the pit was crowded solely with symptoms of impatience early in gentlemen. Before six not a place the representation ; but finding its was to be found in the boxes, and taste insulted by bloated terms, the passages were filled.

The play which heightened the general inof Vortigern was announced for sipidity, its reason puzzled by disrepresentation as the production of cordait images, false ornaments, our immortal bard; but the tale and abortive efforts to elevate and of its long concealment and happy astonish; pronounced its sentence recovery was not heard witbout of condemnation, at the conclusion suspicion; which his votaries wish- of the play ; and we have no doubt ed to heighten into immediate in* that Vortigern, if it be published, credulity. The town, however, re will rank in character, though not tained its candour; and, we be in merit, with the perverted and lieve, the predominant sentiment surprising labours of the unfortunate in the audience, on this evening, Chatterton. was a wish to welcome with rapture This nuost gross and impudent the recovered off'spring of their imposition bad, however, its supbeloved Shakspeare. A play was porters, as the following attestatherefore performed, founded in iion, drawn up by the rev. Dr. Parr, some degree on the historical ac shews. Count of the ambition of Vorti We whose names are hereunto 4


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