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of numbers by deaths, superannuation, discharges for idleness, bad behaviour, &c. will, soon bring the yards to the peace establishment. There is now in the possession of \sr. Kingsland, of Smeeth, an ewe which has regularly yeaned three lambs for seven siccessive years, and brought up 19 out of 21. Married.] Mr. Charles Rootes, of Elham, son of the late Mr. C. R, surgeon, to Miss Rose, of Acrise. At Dover, Lieut. Prior, 53d, to Miss Alice Molland. At Margate, John Chas. Carter, esq. R.N. to Miss Laura Chapman. H. Russeli, esq. of Maidstone, to Mrs. Snoad, of Brookiand. Died.] At Canterbury, 42, Mrs. Ann Clark–Mr. Geo. Prince.—52, Mr.Banks, of Key-street.-68, Mr. J. Wood. At Margate, Mrs. Stoner.—In Union Crescent, 7.1, much and universaily laamented, Sir Horatio Mann, bart. some years since, and during five successive par#iaments, representative for the town and port of Sandwich : the memory of when will ever be held dear by the inhabitants of Margate, as having long been one of its best friends and promoters. In Wincheap, near Casterbury, 64, Mrs. Sarah Highmore. §he was the second *married, daughter of Mr. Anthony and Anne Maria Highmore, of the same place. Her mind was richly endowed with fiberal and religious knowledge. She bequeathed a legacy of twenty guineas to the lying-in charity established in Canterbury. At West Maling, Sarah, the wife of the Rev. Richard Husband, aged 83; and also, the said Rev. Richard Husband, vicar of West Malling, and rector of Stouting, in his 79th year. At Chatham, suddenly, Mrs. E. Reaumont.—Mrs. Knott. — Major Bainford, R.M.--Mr. Claff. At Tenterden, 71, Mr. J. Wood. Mrs. Stedman.—Mrs. Milstead.--93, Yir. No. Elphick,-23, Mr. W. Blackmore, inuch lamented.—86, Mr. John Miartin. At Ramsgate, 60, the Hon. Mrs. Fernor, daughter of Lady Cummingham.—Mrs. M. fyiinter. At Folkestone, 16, Miss R. Cullen.-78, Mrs. Mary Milton. At Gravesend, Mrs. Marriott.—04, Mr. John Gillet. At Rochester, Mr. John Chaplin. At Faversham, 72, Xir. S. Militer, gunner of Gibraltar during its famous siege. At Dover, Mrs. Haite.—Mr. Knatchbull. ..-46, Mrs. Hatherden. At Lydd, 35, Mr. R. Maynard. At Maidstone, 34, Mrs. S. Coleman, of Chart-place.—86, Robt. Kingsmill, gent. At Lenham, 75, Mr. W. Wilkins.—Mr. J. Harding.—At Brompton, 88, Mr. R. Stephens. - At Ashford, the Rev. W.
Nance.—At Provender, Mrs.A.C. Knatch. bull, the lamented wife of E. K. esq.— Lieut. Geo. Best, of Chilston Park.-At Acol, Miss Sarah Sidders.-At Sevenoaks, 83, Mrs. Nash.-At Birchington, 25, Mr. James Neame. — At Leigh, 79, Mrs. Fat rant.—At Breadiurst, 80, Mr. John Rose; and it Newington, 84, Mr. Stephen Rose.—At Willsborough, 34, Mr. John Powler. - słJSSEX. Died.] At Chichester, Mr. Smith.-Mr. Edmund Pasco.—T. Valentine, esq. for. inelly storekeeper of 11. Mi. victualling department, Portsmouth. At Westdean, 34, Mir. Charles Cobden. At Battle, 82, Mr. M. Bishop, a respectable attorney.-J. H. Sampson, esq. At Brighton, Mrs. Lukin, relict of the late Deal, of Wells. HAMPSHIR E. An institution has been formed at Portsea on Dr. Beij's plan, for the education of 150 girls. No intimations, says the Hampshire Tlegraph, have becil given which indicate the speedy return of the French prisoners home; yet such an expectation has led crowds of persons to the prisons, to purchase their iiigc:lious martifactures; and the Frenchmen have not falled to take advantage of the improved state of their markets.-About 1100 Italians, Sardinians, and Gonoese, have been taken from among the prisoners of war at this depôt, who are 19, be sent by the first conveyance to their own countries. Jojarried. Hanway Bigge, esq. of Burton, to Charlotte, youngest daughter of the late Rev. James Scott, rector of St. Lawrence, Southampton. Died. At Portsmouth, much esteemed, Mrs. Williams, mother of Lieut.-Col. Rich. W. and of Major W. of the Royal Marine Corps. --G7, Airs. Griffin, of Portsea.—Assi. Gray, timber mastet's assistant at this dockyard, -\fiss Lec, daughter of Captain L. At Newport, in the Isle of Wight, Mrs. Fujiagar, i.elict of the late John Fujiagai, esq. of Higham Hill, and of Hackney. to North-street, Gosport, 109, John Jennings. He was entered as a boatswain's boy in the last year of Queen Anne, and continued in the service till he was supera;ntiated in 1792. He married at the age of 58, and his wife is still living. At Nettlestone, Isle of Wight, at an advanced age, the ičev. Henry Oglander, brother to the late, and uncle to the present Sir Wm. Oglander, bart. He was rector of St. Helen's, in the Isle of Wight, and Fellow of Winchester College. At Winchester, the Rev. N. North, vicar of Lisbrooke, in the county of Rut. land, of Great Glen, in Leicestershire, and of Aswarby, in Lincolnshire.—Miss Maria Barlow, youngest daughter of the late Cen. B.--Li the Soke, Miis. Painter, wife of
and were buried together.
At Trowbridge, Henry By thesca, esq. regretted. st; Ni for SETs til R.E. Married.] At Bath, Capt. Alex. Skene, R. N. to Miss C. Fordyce. At Bath, Hampton ritzgerald, esq. to Hady Charlotte itawdon, sister to the present Governor General of India.--Lieut.Gen. F. Grose, colenel of the 102d, to Mirs. Paterson. John Sanders, esq. of Knutsford, to Miss Densham, of Upton Pyne. Dică.] At Bath, Mrs. Mary Pinnket, of the Circus.--24, Mr. Jos, Callaway.--i.ady Wilson, wife of Sir A. W.-42, the Marquis de Sommery.—John Stone, esq of Kensington Place.—Paul Amsinck, esq. master of the ceremonies at Tunbridge Wells, of which place he lately published a history,
and a very amiable and intelligent man,—
w reston, and Catherine his wife, John Franeis his son, and Elizabeth and Catherine their daughters, are committed to prison, to take their trials at the next assizes for Cornwaii, for the murder of a many of the name of Jory, who, as a co-stable, was fevying an execution on the goods of the father, Jacob Francis, and was shot dead by one of the family. Died.] At St. Colomb, 71, Capt. R. Smith, R. N. . At Bodmin, a gent}enian who called himself Sprey. He arrived at Bedouin about seven months since, but by what conveyance lio one can tell. He has never been known either to have written a letter or to have received one, or to have had any other cema;unication with his family or friends. 33e was a man of most respectable appearanoe, and extensive knowledge; and generotts in the extreme. On his death-bed he declared to the surgeon who attended him, that ile had no friends in the world save his host and hostess, and he would answer no further enquiries. At Truro, Mrs. Buckingham, mother of John Buckingham, esq. Surgeon, and mayor of that borough.-Mrs. Huckland, 84.—At an advanced age, Mrs. Chenoweth. in St. Agnes, Mr. Joan Laplant, 76.At Lostwithial, Mr. Duin.—At Penryn, Mr. Christianna.-At Marazech, Fortosene Hitchens, esq. attorney-at-law.—-At $30skenna, Mrs. Wells.-At Port Isaac, 71, Mir. Watts, merchant. At Polvellam, near Looe, John Lemon, esq. M. P. for Truro, only brother of Sir William Lemon, bait. and oue of his Miajesty’s Justices of the Peace for Cornwall; a gentleman highly distinguished by his independent and patriotic conduct in parliament. At Tredrea, in Cornwall, in his 80th year, the Rev. Edward Giddy, senior piagistrate of that county. This gentleman was the son of John Giddy and Anna Collins, daughter of the it ev. Edward Collins, rector of Phillark. Having passed through the Grammar-school at Truro, then in high cstimation under the direction of Mir. Conon, he removed to Christ-Church in 1752, where he soon became distinguished by the members of that society most eminent for their acquirements. Mr. Giddy's life was particularly distinguished by his knowledge, activity, and zeal, as a magistrate, and by anremitting care and attention to the editcation of his children, in 1773, when Cornwas was disgraced by riot and insurrection, he stood foremost in recommending and enforcing vigorous measures for suppressing outrage, as preliminary to all contributions for relief. Having one son and one daughter, he removed to Penzance, whilst the former attended a Latin school in that town; but soon returned again to Tredrea, and took on himself the entire pains of conducting his son's education. When the lat* . . . . .
ter was placed at a boarding school cele.
38S for a considerable time. He says, “About midnight the light was 80 strong that the city was illuminated. At the window, where I sat observing it, I could see to read. At clie o'clock, it still continued ' , diffuse the same spiendour. A pertion o he sky, towards the N.W. appeared at "1st very dark, as if covered by a heavy clo'.d. When i took notice of it, it rose about 15 degrees above the horizon, and appeared as if it was a sectico of an a ch, o, C derable extent. it g; a deally increased, preserving thic same shape, until it attained an elevatien of about 45 degrees, and covered incarly one half of the horizon. I si:0:ld have supposed it to have been a very dense cloud, if the stars were not visible to ot: h it. Capcha a; peared to sparkle through it with increased brilliancy. The cinct insert nec of 1his in:merse body of darkness, was cowered aī; round with a strong yellowish Bight, rescribing file mening's dawn when the so approaches the horizon; this circle of light was in depth about 5 degrees; in scate parts it was broader, in others marrower. When the dark space had attained its greatest size, I observed a gleam of Hight shooting across it, in two or three places, close to the holizon, and immediately the upper part of it all round began to move. The brilliant circumference was tinctured in many places with prismatic colours, and appeared to be composed of bundles of radii, emanating from a contre. Flashes of light, the loost vivid, darted from every part of this vast circle, reaching to the zenith; the entire mass was in notion, and presented a more sublime and splendid appearance than can well be imaglued. By degrees the dark space diminished; the corruscations became fewer and less brilliant, and the sky resumed the same appearance it had at first ; but it did not long continue so--the clouds again moved in the same direction—the phenomena were repeated, and the same grand spectacle was again exhibited. On the morning of Sunday, there was a good deal of rain; there was also some rain the two preceding days. For mearly two months before, very little rain had fallen.”
1) EATHS A PROA 19.
In his 30th year, while on service in the Scheldt, William Bridges Champion, esq. first lieutenant in the Amphion. He fell a
victim to a romantic temerity, in attacking five French brigs with four boats; an inegoal:ty, as to men, of ten to one! Lieutenant Harew Towers, of the 27th. Having taken a ride by an unfrequented route to San Rogue, about five miles from Gibraltar, he was attacked on his return, and killed by some Spaniards, his pockets rifled. His watch, horse, &c. taken, and his body left exposed on the eastern }
: (* or. At Paris, the justly-celebrated general of division, Regnier, of a diarrhoea. Made prisoner at the battle of Leipsie, in consequence of the defection of the Saxon army, he had been exchanged, and had only returned about ten days before. No sooner had he arrived in Paris, than he set off to join the Eleperor, but was attacked by a sharp disease at Guigues, which compelled him to return, and brought him to his grave. At Narva, 62, Robert Thorley, esq. the oldest English resident in Russia, having lived there upwards of sixty years. He was greatly esteemed by all who knew him, and supported the character of a British merchant with credit to his country. At Naples, Mr. George Polison, midshipman of his Majesty's ship Bacchante. At Taliste, in Spain, universally lamented, Capt. Gcorge Hulton, of the 1st, or Royal Dragoons. in Spain, Major Seton, of the 92d regiment, in consequence of a wound in the thigh ; he lived only three days after suffering amputation. He was the son of Sir J. Seto, and had suffered from various and Severe wounds received in the course of arduous service. Of the wounds received in action, in the south of France, Lieut. Henry Stapylton, of the G8th foot, second son of H. Stapylton, esq. of Norton, Durham.
At Malta, Ralph, eldest son of Ralph
Robinson, esq. late of Middle Hendon. At Madeira, 24, Ollando Bridgman, esq. student of Lincoln's Inn, and eldest son of R. W. Bridgman, esq. of Bristol. At Demarata, Wm. Sleane, esq. youngest son of Mrs. Bidgood, of Rockbear Court, near Exeter. At Cephalonia, R. Mount, esq. fourth son of the late J. Mount, esq. of Wasim Place, Berks.
TO CORRESPONDENTS, &c. It will be seen that our Mostulx Reports are made up among analogous matter,
in the body of the Mugazine.
We invite Architects. Committees, and Proprietors, to favour us with Views and Descriptions of new Public Buildings, or Public Works, in which they are engaged in any part of the British Empire, either at home or abroad. - Narratives of Events and Sufferings, connected with the late unhappy War; and of Tours in any part of the Continent, on the happy return of Peace, will be accept
able to us. graver or Wood.
New Buildings, in any part of Europe, are also fit oljects for our En
As long as those who write are ambitious of , making Converts, and of giving their opinions a Maximum of Influence and celebrity, the most extensively circulated Miscellany will repay with the greatest Efect the
Curiosity of those who read, whether it be for Amusement or for Instruction.—John
$ir Joshua Reynolds, on' being questioned in regard to the cause of the inferiority of counterfeit, and imitator; answered, that their being copyists was of itself a proof of the inferiority of their o: and that §. they *:::::::::
to be so, it was impossible for them to attain superiority.
whilst that resolution iasted, it would be impossible he should ever be on a par with hion.”—NORTHcots,
continuation of the Account of the recent ERECTION of PUBLIc BUILDINGs in various PARTs of the BRIT is H. EMPIRE.
The LoNDoN THEATREs,
I” spite of the late din of Bellona,
the peaceful influences of Thalia and Melpomene have maintained their ascendancy in the British metropolis. The absurd modern dinner hours of 7, 8, and 9 o'clock, have doubtless interfered with the frequent attendance of a large portion of the population, at entertainments which take place between the hours of 6 and 11; yet two theatres, each capable of containing 3000 persons, Are moderately filled, and often crowded, through a season of 200 playing nights.
It is a prevailing weakness of mankind to depreciate the merit of every thing contemporary, and to refer all greatness to past ages. This prejudice tinctures the writings of dramatic, not less than those of all other critics; yet we are convinced, that in all the varied and essential features of dramatic entertainments, no age has approximated the perfection of the present. We may not have as contemporaries a Shakespeare, an Otway, a Rowe, or a Congreve; nor were those men
contemporaries of any single age; but
we enjoy an equal degree of diverse genius in our contemporaries, SHERIDAN, CoLMAN, CUMBERLAND, O'KEEFE, DIB. 11N, ToBIN, MURPHY, INCI, BALD, CowLEY, Hoare, Morton, Holcroft, and Reynolds, names which characterize the age of George III. and which will be duly estimated by posterity when viewed in conjunction with their prede
cessors in the line presented by the cum
mon perspective of all past time. . In like manner, if in regard to actors we do not enjoy the contempóraneous talents of such phenomena as Garrick, Booth, Cibber, Quin, Woodward, Foote, :8huter, Pritchard, and Clive; yet no age could boast in their respective. lines of acting, of powers greater than those exhibited by...our own contemporaries— Mext nix MAq. No. 255. .
HENDERSON, KEMBLE, Sindons, Ep. w1N, Lewis, MUNDEN, Fawcett, Cooke, YoUNG, FARREN, KING, BANNISTER, Jordan, FMeRy, Mathews, Lisron, Loveg Rove, Elliston, and Kean. No single age ever possessed so great a variety of real excellence, or more originality, disciplined by education and by the improved taste of the public, which has reduced the business of the stage to the precision of a science. n Greater public encouragement was certainly never bestowed on dramatic genius in all its departments, than in our days. Mr. Sheridan realized 3000l. by the sale only of his altered play of Pi. zarro; and authors of successful pieces receive from the Theatre, from 500l. to 250l. and of the purchaser of the copyright for publication, from 400l. to 100t. Each Theatre employs as actors, artists, musicians, and mechanics, from 200 to. 250 persons, at salaries which vary from 30l. to 21, a week. ... Many favourite performers receive 50l. a night as often as they perform, and thirty or forty performers belonging to each house, have borefit nights, by which many of them net 5 or 600l. Nor are the liberal profits derived from the London boards, the sole, reward of favourite performers; for during the summer recess, they make from 30l. to 100l. per week by engage. ments at various provincial Theatres, many of which vie in size and splendour with the metropolitan establishments. The present Theatres hold about 750l. each, when crowded, and a full house about 650l. The mighty expences arising from salaries, and various incumbrances on the proprietors, are about 2001, so that if the houses be taken at a mean of
'400l. per night, the net profits of a sea
son of 200 nights, can be little short of 40,000l. to the proprietors. Hence the
reader will perceive, that if dramatiegeS R& - -