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increased with such rapidity that nearly perished in the attempt to before the engines could be save ber life. Eight only of the · brought from Howden (a distance bodies have yet been found. It is of four miles) the eutire building jutt 166 years fince 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 of DIED. 7th.--At his lodgings the inner walls. It is supposed to in Bath, John Sibtborp, M. D. have been occafioned by a chim- F. R. S. and regius 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 fide, es for new and rare plants, and or principal part of the quadrangle, travelled twice into Turkcy and being the only part left undemolish- Greece to colle& them. The faed in 1650, contained the dining- tigues he underwent in his last room, drawing-room, and chapel, tour entirely destroyed his conttiused as the parish-church ever since tution, and he has fallen a victim the other was ruined in the civil to his favourite stady. He took the wars. In the two principal chambers degree of M. A. June 28, 1980, were some beautiful kair-cases of of B. M. Dec. 8, 1783, (about fiugular contrivance, containing which time his father resigned to double flights of fairs, winding him the profefforthip), and of round each other, after the designs D. M. Jan. 20, 1784. Some years of Palladio.

ago the univerüty appointed lim a The following melancholy travelling fellaw on Dr. Radcliff's 24th.

occurrence took place. As foundation, and in that capacity the ferry boat was crolling the ri- he visited a great part of the Euver from Comnion-Itaithe quay to ropean continent. At Gottingen Old Lynn, at seven in the evening, his abilities were held in such etii. with about 30 persons on board, it mation, that he was honoured willi ran 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 Oxonienfis, and has left an estate upwards of 20 persons have lost of 300l. per annum to the univer. their lives; fous more muft inlity, in truti, to defray the expenevitably have shared the same ces attending the publication of a fate, but for the active and vigo- Flora Græca, taken from speciTous exertions of one of the patien. mens in his own valuable collectigers (John Price, a sailor), who After that work is finisbed, at the imminent bazard of his life, the sum of 200l. per annum is 10 and with that humanity and intre be added to the salary of the Shepidity which are the characteristics rardian profeffor, on condition that of an English failor, rescued four he reads lectures on botany in evefellow-creatures from death; he ry terin. His excellent collection had seized a fifth (a woman), but of plants and books he has bethe rapidity of the tide tore her queathed to the botanicallibrary of from him, and be hinreif had the university,



17th. In 4th.

17th. In his 59th year James a gentleman in the neighbourbood; Macpherson, esq. M. P. for Camel- some of her neighbours threatened ford. Of this celebrated author of her with a prosecution, and told Offian fome 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 had

always appeared remarkably fond, MARCH

so wrought on her imagination,

that the formed the horrible design Mr. B. D. Cock, driving a of putting it to death, in order that,

curricle round Camden-place by surrendering herself into the near Bath, the horses, in conse- hands of justice, she might be exquence 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 daihed over a precipice upwards of than life. As soon, therefore, as 100 feet deep, by which the gen- her husband was gone out to bis tleman was literally dathed to labour, the proceeded to put this pieces, the curricle destroyed, and diabolical design into execution : the horses killed on the spot. The 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 the found herself unWeftmeath a verdict of 10,000l. able to commit the horrid fact. damages, against Mr. Bradshaw, She then lulled the babe to sleep at son of fir Henry Cavendith (who her breast, and, wrapping a cloth took the name of Bradshaw for a round it, plunged it into the tub, large eftate), for crim. con. with and held it under water till life beJady Westmeath.---Lady West- came extin& ; then took it out of meath was a Miss Jefferys. She the tub, and laid it on the bed, and, was married to lord Westmeath in taking her hat and cloak, locked 1784, and has two children by his her street-door, and left her key at lordship

a neighbour's for her husband, Derby. What particularly when he thould return from his ioth.

engaged the attention of the labour. - She then proceeded to public at our aflizes was a charge walk eight or nine miles to' a maagainst a 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 cir- immediately to be executed. She cumstances of this murder were was tried this morning; and, maas follows: On Friday last, this ny strong instances of insanity for poor creature, who is the wife of some years past appearing, the Jua labouring man, was about to beat ry found her not guilty. her oven, and, being short of wood, At Stafford aflizes, a remarkable had broken down a rail or two from cause was tried, in which Mrs. the fencing round the plantation of Docksey, fisier and heir at law of

the 25th.

the late Peter Garrick, esq. of the magistrate, who warned him to Lichfield, (brother to the celebra- beware of his conduct in future, ted David Garrick)was plaintiff, as a strict watch should be kept and Mr. Panting, surgeon of that over him and all his associates. town, defendant. The defendant 16th. Newgate, pursuant to their

Were executed opposite claimed all the real and personal property of the deceased, (nearly respective sentences, Tho. Kemy, 30,000l.) under deeds of convey- the letter-carrier, Joseph Francis ance executed by Mr. Garrick at Bodkin for robbing Mr. Ardetoit, the advanced age of 85, to the to- and William Fogden for horse-fteatal difipherison of all his relations ling. and their families, and in deroga

This evening about fix tion of many wills made in their o'clock, a disagreeable acci. favour, the last dated in 1791. dent liappened in Greek ftreet, the Mr. Erskine led the cause for the corner of Compton-fireet. Two plaintiff, and after a moft eloquent men intoxicated to a great degree, and impaflioned opening of the aflaulted every person they met ; care, which lasted upwards of two and one of them, who had a hamhours, and the examination of se- mer in his band, ftruck a pallenveral 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. fendant,

They were at length secured, and uith.

Birmingham. Binns and carried to the office in Marlb:

Jones, two delegates from rough-street, whence they were the London correspondent fociety, removed to Tothill-fields' brideregardless of the laws and peace well. of the country, delivered (the one

Mr. Halhed has thought at 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 exinflammatory le&ures; informati- pence. There manuscripts the on 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 afsem- 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 folemnity, 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 princess soon as be saw the magistrate, he to the ambaířadors and their iadies, was filent; but Mr. Hicks being and to certain ladies of the first made acquainted, by several who rank. After which the other miwere prelent, of the feditious lan- nitters and nobility were, in their guage he had held, immediately turn, presented to her royal highordered the proclamation against nefs, by the grand mistress of her diforderly meetings to be read, and Imperial majesty's court, by the the people in a few minutes dif- grand treaturer of the court, perfed. 'Jones was admonished by count Dietrichftein, and by prince


Gayres, Gavres, govenor of the princess's At ten o'clock he died. The jur. cour:. The princess of France ex- tice of the peace of the section des ceeded the general expectation on champs Elysées did not chuse to this occafion. Her beauty, her bury him until he had asked the sensibility, her grace, her affabili- Goverument whether it was intendty, and casý deportment, excited ed to pay him any funeral hoat once surprize and admiration. nours. He was employed, just beShe said the most flattering things fore his death, upon a new edition to field marshals Latey, Clarfait, of his philosophical history, and Colloredo, and Pelegrini, and to had presented an address to the dicount Trautmansdorff. The French rectory to obtain from the agents emigrants were presented to her of the republic in foreign countries royal highress by the marquis de the documents, of which he stood Gállo, the Neapolitan ambassador. in need, relative to the commerce They were fix in number: the of different nations, to the East Induke de Guiche, captain of the dia companies, and some other obguards to Louis XVI. who dil. jects of his work. The dire&ory tinguished himself on the 5th of immediately complied with his reOdober, 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’Alchepar. 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 the de Fersen, the chevalier Mayer, so reign of Robespierre, he burnt part well known for his literary produc- of his papers. tions; the bishop of Nanci, alike 17. At the Hague, Peter Paulus, celebrated for his virtues and his president of tbe first national contalents ; the duchess de Guiche, vention there, and one of the prin. who shed tears; the countess de cipal authors of the revolution in Vauban, and the countess d'Oude. Holland. In him 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 the support, the convention its head, scene peculiarly, interesting. and marine its ableft director. He

DIED.-In his 8th year, Abbé has fallen a sacrifice to his exerRaynal. He walked to Paris a ertions 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 tome days. On beau did at Paris.

Paris. The greatest tbe day of his decease he got up, bonours have been paid to the first thaved and dressed himlelt. At president of the Batavian convensix in the evening he went to bed; tion; and a decree of that assembly beard a deirs-paper read, and made declares that he never cealed to detome critical oblervations upon the serve well of his country; which Operations announced in the paper. decree, written on vellam, the


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

At his house in Norton-Itreet, ed into a resemblance to thole of fir William Chambers, knight of Macbeth, Richard III. &c. with the polar ftar, 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 acadeiny, language than the genius of Shakand fellow of the royal and anti- speare. The characters are such as qnarian focieties. A further ac- would not have been drawn by that count of this architect shall be gi- astonishing writer in the exercise ven under the head of characters. of his usual faculties. He is re

markable in seldom borrowing from

himself. The play is deftitute of A PRI L.

all those gigantic metaphors, and

bold allusions, which, approaching The intimation of the first the limits of possibility, attonith and 2d.

performance of a piece ascrib- alarm our imaginations into a symed to the pen of Shakspeare pro- pathy with his sublime concepdnced this night the effect which tions. The language, though evimight naturally have been expected dently an imitation, is intinitely in a metropolis filled with his ad- beneath the original, which poffeí. mirers. At four o'clock the doors ses 'an aptitude, a facility, and har. of the theatre were besieged ; and, mony, which has never been fure a few minutes after they were open- paffed. The audience betrayed ed, the pit was crowded solely with lymptoms of inpatience early in gentlemen. Before fix not a place the representation; but, finding its was to be found in the boxes, and talle insulted by bloated terms, the passages were filled. The play which heightened the general inof Vortigern was announced for fi pidity, its reason puzzled by disrepresentation as the production of cordant images, false ornaments, our immortal bard; but the tale and abortive efforts to elevate and of its long concealment and happy attonith; pronounced its sentence recovery was not heard without of condemnation, at the conclusion suspicion; which his votaries with- of the play; and we have no doubt ed to heighten into immediate in- that Vortigern, if it be publilhed, credulity. The town, however, re- will rank in character, though not sained its candour; and, we be- in merit, with the perverled and lieve, the predominant feptiment surprising labours of the unfortuin the audience, on this evening, nate Chatterion. was a wish to welcome with rap- This moft gross and impudent ture the recovered offspring of their imposition had, however, its fupbeloved Shakspeare. A play was, porters, as the following atteliatherefore, performed, founded in iion, drawn up by the rev. Dr. fome degree on the historical ac

Parr, thews. count of the ambition of Vorts- We whose pames are berennta


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