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pily manifested in the increase of the princess royal came from Buckingham public revenue, the extension of the house to St. James's before one o'clock; commerce and manufactures of thuc her majesty and the princesses Augusta country, and the general prosperity of and Elizabeth foon after; and before my people.”

two, the three younger princesses with 'In the absence of the lord chancel. their attendants. The drawing-room lor, lord Kenyon fat as speaker. commenced about two o'clock. The next day, addresses from both

The queen wore a velvet train, a Houses, were presented to his majesty, crape petticoat, striped with a beautiful and cordially received.

figured velvet ribbon, trimmed at each edge with blond; the space between

each stripe embroidered in little stars, As his majelty was passing near the The princess royal's dress was parHorse guards, in his way to the House ticularly elegant; her petticoat was of Lords, a person of genteel appear• striped with wreaths of laurel, embroi. ance threw a large stone with great dered on crape, intermixed with purple violence into the carriage, but for- foil, that appeared like a worm twisted tunately missed the royal person. He round the wreath; the space between was immediately apprehended, and un- the stripes was covered with a small derwent a long examination, in which embroidery in gold and coloured foil, it appeared that he is an officer on half- that formed a beautiful contrast to the pay, of the name of Frith, who has

stripes. been long known to be insane, and says, Princess Augusta and princess Eli. he committed this outrage with a view zabeth were dressed exactly alike, in of making himself famous. He proves gold tiffue trains, and crape petticoats, to be the fame person who wrote a libel richly ornamented with gold and coagainst his majesty, and stuck it on the loured foil. whalebone in the court yard, St. James's, The king.- A scarlet cloth gala fuit, about a fortnight since, and figned his with a very rich embroidery in stars of name John Frith, lieutenant of the se- gold, entwined with wreathis of laurel : cond battalion of royals.

the loop, star, and George, of diaNext day a cabinet council was held

monds. at the duke of Leeds's office, White

Prince of Wales, in a most beautiful hall, when this person was brought up cut velvet gala fuit, of a dark colour, to be further examined : the council fat with green itripes, and superbly eintwo hours, and was attended by Mr. broidered down the front and seams, Pitt, the two secretaries of state, duke with a broad embroidery of silver flowof Richmond, earl of Chatham, lord

ers intermixed with foil stones; waistHawkesbury, fir William Faucett, lord coat, white and silver tissue, embroiKenyon, attorney and solicitor general, dered like the coat; the garter, fastened and fir Sampson Wright, who, after with a shoulder knot of brilliants, brila examining the constables and two of liant star, George, &c. The effe. t of the runners, ordered him to be returned this dress surpasses any thing we ever to the care of Mr. Moulsey, one of have seen. Mr. secretary Grenville's messengers, Duke of Gloucester, in full dress who immediately carried hiin to his regimentals, with a very brilliant star house in South Audley streer.

attached to his order of knighthood. He has been fince examined several Duke of Cumberland, in a pompatimes, and was at last committed to

dour velvet very richly embroidered. Newgate : so that a Jury must now decide on his true face of mind.

PRINCE EDWARD.

Many ridiculous reasons have been QUEEN'S BIRTH-DAY,

assigned to the public for prince Ed. The court was uncommonly fplendid ward's unexpected return. The truth on this occasion. The concourse of however is, that the prince's allowance foreign nobility was great beyond pre- was finall, and that with the natural cedent, and they added' much to the warmth of a youthful temper, he overdistinction of the day. The king and run it. He was ordered to Gibraltar,

and

and anxious to acquit his obligations, in Stafford, 75. 40.--and in Worhe returned to solicit his majesty to pay cester, 7s. 54. bis debts. Through the fraternal feels

SINGULAR INSTANCE OF HUMAN ings of the prince of Wales, their ma

COURAGE! jefties have been happily reconciled to the youth. His debts, amounting to

In consequence of information being foinething above fourteen thoutand sent to the public office, Bow street, of pounds, are to be paid by the king : the house of colonel Steckalin at Wool. he is to embark for Gibraltar, and re

wich Warren being broke open, fir main there for two years ; at the end Sampson Wright fent two of his runof which time he is to return and re

ners to examine into the affair. On ceive rank and establishment.

their making a proper survey, they ac

quainted the colonel, that they were PHILANTHROPY.

fully convinced fome of the servants of The philanthropic Mr. Howard was the house must have been concerned : on the 17th of November in perfect on which the man-fervant was taken health at Cherson, in Little Tartary, into custody; and, on being examined, in his way to Turkey, visiting the confessed that he had made the alarm Russian military and naval hofpitals in himself; he fired off several pistols and that neighbourhood, after having in- blunderbuffes, and broke several of the spected those of Riga, Cronstadt, &c. windows; that no attenipt had been which he found in the most dreadful made; that he did it to make his master State of neglect, through which at least believe he was a very courageous man, feventy thousand foldiers and failors and expected the colonel would have are said to have perished in the last year given him a halbert. He was committed only.

to prison for further examination. He THE WEATHER.

has three times before used the same A gentleman of considerable aftrono. Kratagem. mic genius afcribes the present mild

ANIMAL COURAGE. temperature of the weather to the comet For some time past the road between predicted many years ago by fir Ísaac Capo di Monte and Mindo, a few miles Newton, and which is now expected to distance from Naples, had been infested be fast approaching in its progress to- by a robber who had always found wards the western parts of Europe. means to elude all pursuit. A mer

chant who had been well acquainted AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN.

with him, having business at Miano, The average price of wheat per set off for that place early one mornbushel, throughout the country, from ing, and took with him in his chaise his December 28, to January 2, was as Corsican dog, which he covered with follows: In Northumberland, ss. 5d. his great coat, to keep him from the -in Lincoln, 5s. gd.-in Durham, cold. At a narrow part of the road he şs. rod.-in York, gs. ind.-in Cam- was stopped by the robber. The merbridge and Suffolk, 6s.-in Norfolk, chant at first reminding him of their old 6s. id.-in Essex, Cumberland, and acquaintance, hoped to persuade him to Kent, 6s.20.-in Westmoreland, 65.3d. be satisfied with a present; but he an. -in London, Huntingdon, Notting- swered that he knew nobody, and that ham, and Sussex, 65.4d.--in Surrey, if the merchant wished to fave his life, Bucks, and Cornwall, 6s. sd... in he must give up every thing valuable Bedford and Rutland, 6s. 6d. - in he had about him. The merchant preDerby and South Wales, 6s. 70.-in tending to comply, waked his dog, Hertford, 6s. 8d.-in Northampton, which was sleeping between his feet, Leicester, Berks, Hants, and North and set him on. The intrepid animal Wales, 6s. gd. in Middlesex and seized the robber by the throat, threw Wilts, 6s. 100.-in Gloucester, Ox- him to the ground, and found means to ford, Lancashire, and Devon, 6s. 11d. baffle the attempts he made with his in Salop, 75.-in Cheshire and So- pistols and dagger to rid himself of his merset, 7s. id.in Monmouth and assailant. In the mean time the merDorset, 7s. 2d. in Warwick, 78. 3d. chant drove off at full speed, and stop:

ped

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 effected master, with the greatest signs of joy; his brutal undertaking, as to be dealthough the blood was streaming from clared, by the surrounding favages, the the several wounds he had received. winner of the wager. When the day broke, the highwayman was found dead on the road.

JUSTICE.

The 21st, the five following maleSINGULAR ROBBERY.

factors were brought out of the debThe 21st, late in the evening, å 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 vailed upon him, as he belonged to a society for relieving the fick at their beries. They all behaved very peni

tent. own houses, to go with her to a place called Rats caitle, near Buckridge

SUICIDE. Street, St. Giles's. Here upon some

The 25th, a young gentleman, an fraw 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. He in agony, but who, recovering himself tended, it is presumed, to have thot when Mr. Meadows entered, refused a himfelf 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 actoo 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 sum 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 teitimony of throat of her husband; and such was the neighbours, 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 'thop-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

PUGILISTIC ART. 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,

468 phreys and Mendoza, each attended by Acquitted,

433

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, ist, That they will fight on the 12th for a trifling wager; the horrid cannis of May next, between the hours of

twelve

STATE OF CRIMES.

1001

ACCIDENTS.

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twelve and two, for the sum of twenty lying on the ground in a state of insenpounds 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 turf-place containing forty-eight feet fquare. 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 Thall fet mily forty years, and nursed her present to, their seconds thall immediately re

master when a child, standing by the tire to their places allotted, and pot 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 flame by her own exerbattle, and if either party Phall fall with tions, her cries alarmed the family, but out receiving a blow from his antagonist, unhappily too late to afford any relief; he shall be deemed to lose the battle, un

her hands, neck, and face were dreadless the fall arises from accident, which, fully burnt, and the lived a miserable and all matters of dispute arising during spectacle to the next day, avhen death 'the battle, shall be decided by the ar- put an end to her sufferings. bitrators, and if any difference Arall

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,

5th, That there shall be an enclosed which by fome accident or other they place for fighting; and the money.col. pverturned, when one of them was un Jected, after paying all expences of happily killed on the spot. 'Itage or otherwise, he 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 lofer hall, out

of the
propor:

piper Mr. Donald Macleod. He was tion he is to receive, pay to the over seer near fifty years a foldier, and at the of the parish where the battle shall be siege of Carthagena with general Wentfought, fifty pounds for the poor pro- eleven only that remained of the whole

worth in 1741, where he was one of vided his proportion of the door-money Thall amoune to that fum. 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 sum as he shall 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 ad 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 seven. 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 cffected his purpose, and he was rious occasion.

RAPE.

For FEBRUARY, 1790.

NUMBER XVI.

FRAGMENTS.

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in her lap; and on either

side, anOF THE GRAND RELIGIOUS Cere. gels offering her crowns. The altar

was crouded around with wax tapers MONIAL, HELD IN THE CHURCH of a valt 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 Reflective Tous through Part of crofier in his hand :-his dress was

robes and mitre, holding a golden France.]

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

[quecze 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 bufiness it was to hold tinue, appeared, in order to be preo' out his robes, and to display them fent at the mass. One of the In- to as much advantage as possible to dians was dressed with his hair and the spectators. A crowd of other cloaths sont à la Frangois, and looked priests in different dreffes, 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 archbilhop of Pa. this dazzling spectacle, to the space ris, the first dignitary in France. between the summit of the falls

The view of the body of the and the stone gallery, a mott superb choir, on looking down from the row of paintings presented themgallery, was extremely rich and selves, executed by Le Brun, and grand ;--the fine marble pavement other capital artists. 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 ine, peftry, wrought with the most brile the ambassadors, and their attendliant colours, and in the most beauti- ants. Turning towards the body of ful forms. In the stalls around the the church, we beheld its vait space choir-were feated the chief priests: filled with a fea of heads; an innue and canons of the church, with three merable concourse of people being bishops, dreffed in lilac gowns :-- affembled, fome for devotion, more dispersed over the body, were the out of curiosity, and the greatest. different orders, in the richest habi. part to have a vicw of the ambassa-, liments. Looking towards the right, dors : -in short, whichever way we you behold the altar-piece, of most looked, the view was superlatively exquisite workmanfhip, reprefent grand. ing, in the finest Egyptian inarble, The archbishop began the service ; the Virgin Mary, with a dead Jesus and, when drested in all his robes, VOL. II.

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