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ped at the first inn. Shortly after his bal, after mangling the poor animal
dog scratched and barked at the door, Mockingly with his teeth, at length
and upon admission leaped about his dispatched her; and so far effečted
master, with the greatest signs of joy; his brutal undertaking, as to be de-
although the blood was streaming from clared, by the surrounding favages, the
the several wounds he had received. winner of the wagei.
When the day broke, the highwayman
was found dead on the road.


The zift, the five following maleSINGULAR ROBBERY.

factors were brought out of the debThe 2rft, late in the evening, a wo

tor's door adjoining to Newgate, and man very meanly habited, went to the

executed on a temporary gallows ; viz. house of Mr. Meadows in Tottenham Lyon Hart and Emanuel Marks, two court road; and on pretence that ier Jews, and Andrew Haikes, for a foot husband was at the point of death, pre, Matthew Crutchfield, for highway rob

pad robbery; and John Fletcher and
yailed upon him, as he belonged to a
society for relieving the fick at their beries. They all behaved "very peni-

own houses, to go with her to a place
called Rats castle, near Buckridge

Street, St. Giles's. Here upon some

The 25th, a young gentleman, an ftraw in a wretched apartment, with only son, and heir to a large fortune, out either fire, or any thing to fit upon, endeavoured to put an end to his life, a man was lying, seemingly in much at his lodgings in Bond street. Heina agony, but who, recovering himself tended, it is presumed, to have thot when Mr. Meadows entered, refused a himself through the heart. The ball cordial he offered him, telling him that did not pass through the chest, but is every thing but his prayers were now

not yet found. The cause of this attoo late. Mr. M. upon this kneeling tempt to destroy himself, is imputed to down, the woman threw herself upon his having lost the greater part of a fun him, while the pretended dying man, of money at play the night before, and another person who came into the with which he was under an engageroom, put the candle'out, and rifled his ment to have purchased a' cominiffion pockets of his watch and money, using the next day. the most horrid imprecations. They

PASSION. then left him, threatening to return The following occurrence took place and do his business, if he offered to itir, lately at Walworth, Surry : A butcher which preventing his making an alarm and his wife having a disagreement, the for a considerable time, they got clear latter snatched up

a knife, and cut the off. It appeared by the testimony of throat of her husband ; and such was the neighbouro, that'a man and woman the violence of her rage, that she was in had taken the room but a day or two the very act of endeavouring to lacerate before, the man apparently a cripple, the wound, when some neighbours as he walked with a crutch.

broke open the Mop-door, and fortu.
'nately rescued the man from his im.

pending fate.
The public may judge of the state of
crimes by the following list of prisoners

tried, convicted, and acquitted, at the

In compliance with the taste of the Old Bailey during the last year:

present times, we shall in future detail Tried,

Tome of the most interesting particulars Capitally convicted, - 98 on the subject of pugilism. -HumFelony,


phreys and Mendoza, each attended by Acquitted,


iheir respective friends, for the purpose

of settling the agreement relative to DEPRAVITY.

their next battle, have had a meeting, A fellow at a public house in Wind. and subscribed to the following terms: for, lately undertook to eat a live cat, ift, That they will fight on the 12th for a triling wager; the horrid cannis of May next, between the hours of

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twelve and two, for the sum of twenty lying on the ground in a state of infes. pounds each; the sum of twenty fibility. He was found guilty, and senpounds each being deposited in the tenced to be hanged on the 24th of hands of a mutual friend.

February next. 2d, The parties agree to fight on a

ACCIDENTS. turf-place containing forty-eight feet square. The place to be chosen by

The following melancholy accident Daniel Mendoza, who engages to ap. happened towards the conclusion of this prise Richard Humphreys of the place month, at Mr. Romilly's, Frith street, for fighting, one month previous to the Soho. A female, upwards of eighty, battle.

who had lived as a domestic in the fa. 3d, That when the parties shall set mily forty years, and nursed her present to, their seconds thall immediately re

maiter when a child, standing by the tire to their places allotted, and not in- nursery stove, by foine means her apron terfere during the round.

caught fire ; being too feeble to ex4th, That it shall be a fair stand-up tinguish the fiame by her own exerbattle, and if either party Mall fall with tions, her cries alarmed the family, but out receiving a blow from his antagonist

, unhappily too late to afford any relief; he thall be deemed to lose the battle, un

her hands, neck, and face were dreadless the fall arises from accident, which, fully burnt, and she lived a miserable and all matters of dispute arising during spectacle to the next day, xvhen death the battle, shall be decided by the ar

put an end to her sufferings. bitrators; and if any difference Ball

An unfortunate circumstance haphappen between the arbitrators, they pened lately at the seat of the duke of fhall choose an umpire to decide the Hamilton. The duchess had lent her fame, whose decision Mall be final.

phaeton to two ladies for an airing, sth, Thạt there shall be an enclosed which by fome accident or other they place for fighting; and the money col. overturned, when one of them was unJected, after paying all expences of happily killed on the spot. Itage or otherwife, be divided as fol.

REMARKABLE DEATHS. Jows: the half to the winner and the other half to the loser; and it is agreed

At Lowther hall, the celebrated that, the loser hall, out of the propor: piper Mr. Donald Macleod. He was tion he is to receive, pay to the overseer near fifty years a foldier, and at the of the parish where the battle shall be ficge of Carthagena with general Went. fought, fifty pounds for the poor ; prov eleven only that remained of the whole

worth in 1741, where he was one of vided his proportion of the door-money Thall amount to that sum. But if he regiment. He was likewise in FlanThall not receive so much, then he shall ders in general Fleming's regiment, pay only such fum

he shali actually

and under the duke of Cumberland at receive.

Fontenoy, and served afterwards at
Falkirk and Culloden.

Mr. Le. Fevre, the banker, who One Duncan Wright was lately tried lately died, owed his fate to a slip of before the High Court of Justiciary in the knife in cutting his finger, nail, Scotland, for a rape on Mary Anne which produced a mortification that Peter, a girl between fourteen and fifo took place in his arm, and proved fatal teen

years old, with whom he had been in forty-eight hours. dancing at Paisley, on the 27th of Oc The middle of this month died at tober last : the poor girl having to cross Horseley, Derbyshire, a woman named some fields in her way home, left the Frances Barton, at the astonishing age company about midnight, and trusted of one hundred and feven. She fol. to the protection of Wright; a short lowed midwifery upwards of eighty time after, her cries were heard from an years. It is said she well remembered inclosure, where he had dragged her, the Revolution in 1688, and that Me and some people went to the ipot, but danced at a merry-making on that glas he had effccted his purpose, and he was rious occasion.

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For FEBRUARY, 1790.





in her lap; and on either side, ane OF THE GRAND RELIGIOUS CERE: was crouded around with wax tapers

gels offering her crowns. The altar MONIAL, HELD IN THE CHURCH

of a vast fize and height, which were OF NOTRE DAME AT PARIS, ON THE ASSUMPTION OF THE vir. all lighted up. Standing before the GIN MARY.

altar, was the archbishop, in his [From a Refle&tive Tour through Part of robes and mitre, holding a golden France.)

crofier in his hand :---his dress was

richly wrought, of gold and silver, E arrived just in time to and the finest embroidery; and his

squeeze into a front place mitre was chiefly of gold. Two in the gallery, where, shortly after, priests attended, habited magnifie the ambassadors, with a long re- cently, whose business it was to hold tinue, appeared, in order to be pre: out his robes, and to display them sent at the mass. One of the In- to as much advantage as posible to dians was dressed with his hair and the spectators. A crowd of other cloaths lour à la Frangois, and looked priests in different dresses, according ridiculous enough. The church was to their orders, were attending. very much crouded, and mass was Elevating your eyes a little above performed by the archbishop of Pa- this dazzling spectacle, to the space ris, the firft dignitary in France. between the summit of the falls

The view of the body of the and the stone gallery, a mott fuperb choir, on looking down from the row of paintings presented them gallery, was extremely rich and selves, executed by Le Brun, and grand ;--the fine marble pavement other capital artils. Above, in the was covered, from the altar to the gallery, were crowds of people, and door, with the richest Gobelin ta.. in one part, nearly opposite to me, peftry, wrought with the most bril. the ambassadors, and their attendliant colours, and in the most beauti- ants. Turning towards the body of ful forms. In the falls around the the church, we beheld its vart space choir were feated the chief priets filled with a fea of heads ; an innuand canons of the church, with three merable concourse of people being bishops, dressed in lilac gowns : affembled, some for devotion, more dispersed over the body, were the out of curiofity, and the greatest. different orders, in the richest habi. part to have a view of the ambassaliments. Looking towards the right, dors:-in short, whichever way we you behold the altar-piece, of most looked, the view was superlatively exquisite workmanfhip, represent. grand. ing, in the finest Egyptian inarble, The archbishop began the service; the Virgin Mary, with a dead Jefus and, when drested in all his robes, VOL. II.



he looked very majestic. He appear- hanging loose, like the dress of a
ed to be about forty years of age, lady in a pregnant sfater. There
wore his own hair curled, and had were several other youths in the
a particularly gentleman-like look : same habit, ,who food with their
his figure was large and graceful, arms folded, when disengaged; and,
and his person comely and hand- instead of bowing, always curtfied.
some. The organ Struck up, and The archbishop and the priests
the archbishop walked from the al- were every instant employed in bow-
tar, preceded by a golden cross and ing, kneeling, and rising. The
crolier, and a long train of priests, youth then began to incenfe the al-
in their respective habits, into the tar, and afterwards the archbishop.
body of the church, croiling himself The mode of doing it was, by throw-
as he went; after having reached ing the encensoir, pendant to a long
the organ (which is always placed filver chain, towards the person in-
over the grand door at the entrance) censed, and then catching, it again
and made some minutes stay, they short in the hand. 'A very rich
proceeded entirely round the church, gilded bible was next presented to
and returning in the same long pro- the archbishop, which he killed :
ceffion, the archbilhop and the at the incenfor went round the church,
tendant priests took their seats at the with an attendant, who carried the
right-hand side of the altar, the bible, and incensed every priest three
priests very carefully holding up times, even to the little mutes. They
the robes of the archbißhop, that afterwards faluted the bible, and each
they might not be deranged or returned a number of complimentary
rumpled. The service then began, bows.
with a concert of mufic, which per After this ceremony, the arch.
formed part of the mass in the mid- bifhop himself incensed the altar;?
dle of the choir: the music was come and, having finished, held out his
poléd purposely for the occasion. hand to the priests, who approached,
It was often interrupted, and again and kissed a ring upon his little fino
refumed, sometimes by the arch- ger ; --all the choir then did the
bishop, and sometimes by the priests; fame, except the bishops.
***Now in one part of the church, This concluded, which took up at
and now in another, which took up considerable time, the archbishop
a considerable deal of time. The began to prepare the facrament.
ceremonies then began at the altar; The process was easy enough, being
--the archbillaop retired to dress to all outward appearance nothing
himself afreshi, in order to be in a more than a few bows, and repeated.
fit condition to make a deity. Part kneeling, which was continued for
of his dress was put on before the : a-length of time, retiring every now
altar, the priests repeatedly taking and then a few steps backwards.
off his mitre, and replacing it again On the altar was placed a large
upon his head.

golden sun, the back of which was The archbishop then put some turned towards the people; the incense in a large filver encenfoir, wafer, being fanctified and tranfube which immediately diffused a fra: ftantiated, was placed by the arch.

grant smell over the whole church, bifhop, with great folemnity, in the • and was received by a youth of a center of the face of the fun. He apoft fingular appearance. His head tben turned it round, and lifting up was daved, and his white gown was the host, exposed his deity in all fastened very high round him, with his glory to the congregation, who, 2 cellus, that left his long skirts at the ringing of a beli, fell down


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upon their knees, with the pro- , gent family. They made their comfoundest reverence and adoration plaints to the chapter : the canon I looked, at this moment, to fee was prosecuted, and condemned not how the ambassadors would conduct to appear in the choir for a year.” themselves : the old one having had The young shoemaker, having at. a pre-intimation of it, rose up, and tained to inan's estate, was scarcely withdrew; the reit kept their places, able to get a livelihood; and, overbehaving in the same manner as the whelined with wretchedness, fat other part of the spectators. The down, on the day of a procession, wine was next made, with as much at the door of the cathedral of Seceremony :--the archbishop then ville, in the moment the procession muft uncivilly devoured his maker, passed by. Amongst the other caand gave a little one to each of the nons, he perceived the murderer of prieits, who partook before the laity. his father. At the light of this man, A cloth was drawn across the en. filial affection, rage, and despair, got trance of the altar, and held up on so far the better of his reason, that either side ; -on this all the com- he fell furiously upon the priest, niunicants rested their chins, as they and stabbed hiin to the heart.' The received the wafer, that no part young man was feized, convicted of of the facred essence might fall on the crime, and immediately con, the ground, and be polluted. The demned to be quartered alive. Peter, priests alone partook of the wine; whoin we call the Cruel*, and whom too good a thing to be thrown away the Spaniards, with more reason, call upon unholy laymen. After the arch- the Lover of Jullice, was then at bishop had emptied the cup, he rinsed Seville, The affair came to his it out with water, left any inight be knowledge; and, after learning the left behind, and drank it: he then particulars, he determined to be rinsed it again, and drank what was himself the judge of the young shoeleft; and afterwards wiped out the maker. When he proceeded to give chalice with a clean linen cloth. judgment, he first annulled the fenThe blessing of the archbishop con- tence just pronounced by the clergy; 'cluded the ceremony.

and after asking the young man

what profession he was, “ 1 forbid SINGULAR ACT OF JUSTICE.

you," said he, “ to make shoes for a [From Bourgoanne's Travels in Spain.]

year to come!” IN the days of Peter the Third

REMARKABLE INSTANCES of Castile, a canon of the cathedral

of TURKISH INSOLENCE. of Seville, being affected in his dress,

[By the Abbe Sesini.] particularly in his shoes, could not find a workman to his liking. An

WHEN the Turks at Conftan. unfortunate shoemaker, to whom he tinople wish to offend the Hebrews, applied, after quitting many others, or Jews, they call them Cifud; a having brought himn a pair of shoes word corrupted from Jabud, which not made to please his taste, the canon properly tignifies a Jew. The Per. became furious, and seizing one of fians are insulted by the words Kithe tools of the shoemaker, gave him zil-Baseè, or red hcads; because with it so many blows upon the head, these people really wear a: red cap, as laid him dead upon the floor. which is their kalpak. They ridiThe unhappy man left a widow, cule the Armenians, by giving them four daughters, and a fon fourteen * For a sketch of this prince, lee Vol. I. years of age, the eldest of the indi- page 136.


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