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to so kind a salutation? • I have good reasons for it,' replied he. If my an. swer had been friendly, that man, who has accosted me, would have seated himself near me, and would have taken part of my food; he wenld have found it good, and he would have striven to obtain the exclusive possession.'”
I have recommended the care of the Christians to Djezar, and particularly the convents of Nazareth and Jerusalem. He has assured me that he will treat them with great attention. Djezar has assured me at different times that his word is as valid as any treaty.-Our conversation was interrupted for some minutes by very agreeable military music, which he caused to be struck up.
His palace is built with great taste and elegance : but in order to get at the apartments, one must pass through an infinite number of winding passages, at the bottom of the staircase is the prison, the door 'of which is always open from noon till evening. As I passed along, I beheld a crowd of unhappy persons crammed together there. In the court-yard are twelve field-pieces, with their ammunition-cases, in good order. I never beheld a more hideous nor disgusting spectacle than that which was exhibited by the Minister of Djezar, whom I met as I was going away. The Pacha had caused one of his eyes to be pulled out, and his ears and nose to be cut off. I saw in the city more than one hundred persons in the same condition. On seeing domestics of Djezar, and even the in. habitants of Acre, a man imagines himself in a den of robbers, who are ready to assassinate him. That monster has stamped the seal of his atrocious character ou cvery thing that surrounds bim.
We have to announce to the lovers of antiques, that an ancient stone pillar, in a high state of preservation, was found, a few weeks ago, in the bed of Artlebeck, at Caton, four miles from Lancaster. It is about eight feet high, and bears an inscription dedicatory to the Emperor Adrian, the concluding line of which is not perfectly legible ; but we are led to suppose, that it is in the usual style of Roman military stones. The circumstance of finding this pillar confirms the supposition of the Roman Military Way having passed through Lancaster (the Longovicum of the Romans), to Bremetonaną, the Over-burrow of our day. · The Fine Arts have received an excellent auxiliary by the discovery of a multiplying process, which is to be distinguished by the title of Lainography; which, by making any drawing on a plain-faced piece of slone or marble, merely with a pen and liquid ink, resembling Indian-ink, or with a composition not un, like French or Italian chalk, any number of impressions may be taken off by an easy method, as correctly and fully as the original, in the course of a few mi. nutes, or a proportionate time. This invention has already undergone the invese tigation, and met with the admiration and approbation of the first artists of the Royal Academy.
Cambridge, Jan. 23.-The Vice Chancellor has appointed the following subjects for Sir Wm. Browne's prizes for the present year.- For the odes, Helvetiorum Lucius, et Querimonia. For the epigram, Ex niti do fit Rusticus.
"The innkeeper who was lately taken into custody at Deal, on suspicion of having committed a murder in Lincolnshire about twelve years ago, has been fiberated. Three persons from the place where the murder was committed, have been there, and affirm that he is not the man who absconded about that period..
MURDER.-On Saturday, January 22, a cool, deliberate, and horrid murder was perpetrated in Greenwich hospital, upon one of the pensioners by anather, the circumstances of which were as follow :--The perpetrator, who had been some years a pensioner, was of a disposition so violent and quarrelsome, as to render himself very obnoxious to his associates, and became so extremely troublesome, in this respect, at the public houses in the town to which he was in the habit of resorting, that, for a considerable time past, none of them would admit or entertain him. About a month since, he had been guilty of some gross breach of duty within the college, for which he was brought before the board of commissioners, upon the charge of a fellow pensioner, who acted in the capacity of a boatswain, and the fact being substantiated, he was muicted of two months pocket-money, and severely reprimapded, but without any further disgrace.-This, however, was sufficient to exasperate him to vengeance against his accuser, and another, his birth-mate, who had corroborated his testimony, and on the night mentioned, he determined to carry his purpose into execution.' He went in the dead hour of the night, into the cabin or apartment of the deceased, who was alone, and wrapped in sleep, and with a large poker, at a single blow, le literally beat out his brains, and killed him so instantaneously, that he never uttered a single groan. Fortunately for his bedfellow, for whom a similar fate was intended, he had obtained permission to sleep out of the hosa pital for that night with his family. The murderer then went into the next birth, where an aged pensioner was in bed, and minutely examined whether he was asleep, lest he might have heard any thing of what had just passed. The man, who heard the blow, and expected every moment a similar fate, lay still as if fast asleep; but on the murderer having left hiin, and retired to his own cabin, the man immediately got up and alarmed the guard, a party of whom directly came to the place and secured the murderer, after a stout and desperate resistance. Monday morning the curoner's jury returned their verdict of wilful murder on the body of the deceased, and the perpetrator was committed to Maidstone gaol ; but so far was he from evincing any signs of remorse for the deed, that he only declared his regret at not having the opportunity of killing the other man, who had so fortunately eluded his desperate purpose.
The following whimsical fact took place in Paris a short time since :-Madame Simon, lately a celebrated actress, and now the wedded wife of one of the most opulent Parvenus in the capital, sent for an eminent artist, and told him she would give a hundred louis d'ors for her perfect likeness; the painter promised he would pay becoming attention to the order, and exert his best faculties to give satisfaction. He succeeded even beyond his own expectations, and sent the highly finished portrait home: it however happened that, when the correct copy was handed to the original, she was surrounded by a swarm of loun
gers, who took a malicious pleasure in repeating that the portrait was not at all - like her No (says ode to her) though it may be a very good likeness of
your deceased grandmother. Another added, “that a stupid and unmeaning look could never be a substitute for vivacity and expression of countenance." A third petit maitre exclaimed, instead of a mouth, he has delineated an oven, and for roseate, he has given you livid lips." A fourth swore that, “instead of animated eyes, the dauber had made apertures, resembling two burnt holes in a
carpet.” A fifth was going to offer his critique, when the enraged beauty rang for a laquais, to whom she gave the portrait and 50 louis, with orders to tell the unfortunate painter, that if the sum she sent did not satisfy him, he might keep the picture. The artist, astonished, told the footman to wait while he wrote a line to his mistress, which he did as follows: “Madame, partageons in differ ence;” or, in familiar English, “ let us split the difference.” What then must have been the surprise of Madame Simon, when on opening the note (not a billet doux !) she found one half of the portrait, and then learned from the domestic, that Monsieur
G h ad put the 50 louis into his pocket.
DIED. The 2d Jan. at Kirk-Christ Lezevre, in the Isle of Man, (of which he had been vicar nearly thirty years), the Rev. Thomas Corlette, who, in the year 1765, was, from his competency in the Manks language, appointed corrector of the press, and sent to London to superintend the printing of the first edition of the Manks Common Prayer Book, and of the Gospels and the Acts of Apostles. In St. John's Street, Edinburgh, the Right Hon. Lady Elizabeth Wemyss, widow of the late Hon. James Wemyss, and sister to William late Earl of Sutherland. Margaret Clergue, ci devant member of the convent of St. Clair, in the city of Toulouse, at the age of 106. She had been confined to her bed for many years, and for the last two years totally deaf. Her hair continued to her death of the finest jet black, and scarce a wrinkle deformed her countenance. She had been a perfect beauty in her youth. Lately, in Austria, at the age of 103, a man who served under Prince Eugene, in all his campaigns, in the regiment which bore the name of that great general. He subsisted afterwards by his exertions as a day-labourer, until the age of 97, and died at last without having been afflicted with sickness or pain. Mrs. Towers, the wife of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Towers. In Grosvenor Place, Mrs. Long, sister to the late and aunt to the present Sir James Tylney Long, Bart. The Hon. Mrs. Henniker, widow of the late M. Henniker, Esq. second son of Lord Henniker. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Manners, of the 96th regiment. Thomas Simmonds, Esq. Depuiy of the Ward of Cripplegate Without.
MARC H, 1803.
Einbellished with A PORTRAIT OF THE LATE DR. ARNOLD, ENGRAVED BY RIDLEY, FROM AN ORI.
GINAL PAINTING BY HIS SØN.
CONTENTS. MISCELLANEOUS. 1 Mrs. Gunning's Heir Apparent., 179 Correspondence
mv. 146 || Peter Pindar's Horrors of Bribery" ib. Biographical Sketch of the late Rebecca Edridge's Lapse of Time 180
Dr. Arvold ...................... 147 || The History of Man ............. ib. A Picture from Nature ............ 152 Mason's Life of Earl Howe ...... ib. Specimen of modern Biography ,. 153 Mrs. Pilkington's Abridgment of Series of Select Poems by Ladies.
Goldsmith's Natural History "ib. Rachel Speght .......**
Seymour's Notes upon Shakspeare 185
Portrait of Madame Dumesnil ... 184 Christianity reversed ............... 162
John 'Bull, or the Englishmani's Portrait of a great Character ....... 163
Fire side ...... The Wooden Leg, an Helvetic
Retrospect of new PerformersTale ................................
Mr. Cooper ................... Pedantry not confined to Men of Letters ........................... 16
ORIGINAL POETRY. REVIEW OF LITERAT RE. Sonnet, by the Author of the preGENERAL.
ceding Series ....................... 193 Madame de Staël-Holstein's Del.
To the Moon ....... phine ........... 169 || Genius, an Ode.
194 Proverbs, or the Manual of Stanzas by W. Toone ................ 196
MEMORANDA DRAMATICA, &C. Clapham's Abridgment of the
Oratorios .......................... Lord Bishop of Lincoln's Ele
197 Haymarket Theatre ..... .. .
198 ments of Christian Theology 175 The Church of England vindicated
Theatrical Chit-Chat ............. from Misrepresentation ........ 176
New Royal Circus ......
199 White's Bellgrove Castle, or the
Asiler's Amphitheatre of Arts ... ib. Horrid Spectre ! ................ 177
Sadler's Wells ...........
200 Old Nick, a Satirical Story, 2 Ed.
Bon Ton Theatricals.......... ib.
ib. Green's Plans of Economy, ...... 178
Musical Biography .................. 201 Prospectus of a new and superb
History of the Stage .................. 202 Edition of the British Classics ib. Bowles's Thoughts on the late Ge
PROVINCIAL DRAMA, &c. neral Election .......... .......... Edinburgh .............................. 206 Ten Letters, principally upon the Hull.
.......... ib. Subject of the Nottingham Newcastle upon Tyne ............. ib.
Election ............................ A Letter to the Burgesses of Not Il Imperial Parliament ............... 910 tingham ......
179" News, &c. ................ ...10seret ibu
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The Portrait of Mr. Braham will appear next Month. In the mean time, we exhibit a Portrait of the late Dr. ARNOLD, from an original Painting by his Son.
A Portrait of Madame Storace, from a fine Painting by Mr. Charles Allingham, will adorn No. 91.
And, in No. 92, will appear a Portrait of the late Mr. Roger Kemble, from an original Painting by Mr. Sharp.
We thank JULIUS (Newcastle upon Tyne) for his sensible Letter, which we have inserted, without abridgment, in the present number.
'Further favours from Q. Z. have been received, and shall appear without delay.
An Anacreontic, by J. P. B. (Liverpool) as soon as possible.
There are some inaccuracies in ELIZA's last communications, which render them unfit to meet the public eye.'
Mr. S. we hope, will excuse the freedom we have taken with his remarks.
An IMPARTIAL OBSERVER (York) shall be noticed in our next.
A Masonic Address, spoken at Birmingham, also in our next.
CANDID's Letter from Manchester was not received in sufficient time for this number.
ARVIR AGUS has obliged us by his observations.
R. S. has formed an erroneous notion.