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can was taken up, and on his legs being inspected by a surgeon, he pronounced that a wound appearing on one of his legs, was a gun-shot wound. In consequence of which, the publican has been committed to Deal gaol, in order to be sent to the county where the murder was committed, to take his trial.

MARRIED. Lord Andover to the Hon. Miss Dutton. At Orrery St. Mary's, Devorio shire, William Bagwell, Esq. to the Hon. Miss Graves, eldest daughter of the Date Admiral Lord Graves, and sister to the present Lord. Lately, at Dishley, Leicestershire, the Hon. and Rev. Henry Ryder, Rector of Lutterworth, to

Sophia, second daughter of Thomas March Phillips, Esq. of Garendon Park, 'Leicestershire. At Wandsworth, Surrey, Charles Watkins, of the Middle

Temple, London, Esq. to Miss Mary Williams. John F. H. Rawlins, Esq. to Miss Baker, eldest daughter of Wm. Baker, Esq. of Bayfordbury, Hertford. shire, and grand daughter of the late Right. Hon. Lady Juliana Penn. At Earsdon Church, Northumberland, the Right Hon. Lord Delaval, to Miss Knight. By special licence, at Lady Cecilia Johnston's, in Wimpole-street , Anthony Merry, Esq. late his Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the French Republic, to Mrs. Leathes, widow of the late J. Leathes, Esq. of Herringfleet Hall, is the county of Suffolk.

DIED, At his house in Bloomsbury-square, in the both year of his age, Thomas Cadell, Esq. Alderman of the ward of Walbrook ; a gentleman most truly endeared to a very extensive circle of friends, who will long and deeply feel his loss. At Mount Panther, in the County of Down, the Right Hon. Francis Charles Annesley, Earl Annesley, Viscount Glerawly, and Bason Annesley. In the 91st year of her age, Lady Wheate, of Lechlade, Gloucestershire. At Oporto, John Whitehead, Esq. in the 76th year of his age, forty-seven years his Majesty's Consul at that placé. “Lately, at Grenada, the Hon. George Vere Hobart, late Governor of that Island. At his house at Iwickenham, in the the 61st year of his age, Sir Richard Perryn, Kot.' late one of the Barons of the Exchequer. At Altona, the Right Hon. Dowager Lady Clifford, mother of the present Lord Clifford, At his seat at Ham, in Surrey, Vice-Admiral Sir William Parker. He was a very able oficer, and distinguished himself in the ever-memorable actions of the 1st of June and Iath of February, under those great and illustrious commanders, Lords Howe and St. Vincent. At Paris, of a decline, on the 14th inst. the Hon. Temple Luttrell, next brother to Earl Carhampton. By his death, without issue, the estate of Sw. Howfield, in the island of Jamaica, comes to his brother, the Hon. John Olmius, one of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Excise. After being delivered of a still-born infant, Mrs. Greville, wife of Colonel Henry Greville, of Hanover-square. The Rev. Henry Heathcote, Rector of Walton, near Liverpool, and brother to the Dowager Countess of Macclesfield, Lately, on his passage home from the West Indies, Brigadier General Romer, brother to the Lady of J. Callendar, Bart. of Preston Hall.

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CONTENTS. MISCELLANEOUS. || The Spirit of the Public Journals 113 Correspondence .....

74 | Blagdon's Modern Discoveries ... 114 Biographical Sketch of John Sarah Ann Hook's Widowed Adolphus, Esq. ................

... 115 The Indian Savage ..

DRAMATIC. 'The Century .............. Men of Business ....................

Delays and Blunders ................ 115 Chatterton .... Biographical Sketch of James

BRITISH STAGE. Cobb, Esq. ................ 81

Theatrical Scale of Merit .......... 116 The Electors. -- Fragment of an

Remarks on the Dramatic Poets “ Antient Prophecie,” sup:

Beaumont and Fletcher ....... 118 posed to be about this Time

The present State of the Portufulfilling, ...... Idle Hours-No. IV. ........... 84

guese Stage ....................... 121 Select Sentences No. VI.

Cursory Remarks on Shakspere .. 122 Query concerning a Passage in the Marriage Ceremony stated

ORIGINAL POETRY. and resolved ....

The Wye ............................. 123 Tour into South Wales ........ 90

The Seasons.-Summer ............ ib. The Tell Tale ..........

Lines to Miss Walstein ............ 124 Richardson, the Novelist

Verses supposed to be written by

the unfortunate Poet DermoREVIEW OF LITERATURE,

dy, in a Storm ............... 125 GENERAL. Stewart's Account of the Life and

MEMORANDA DRAMATICA, &c• Writings of William Robertson, D. D. F.R.S. E. ...... 97

Drury-Lane .coppe Warner's Walk through some of

Covent Garden ...........

King's Theatre the Western Counties of En.

Oratorios ............ gland ..... paprs ...........pi. Mitchell's Plans and Views ... 99

Theatrical Chit-Chat ...... Tales of Superstition and Chivalry 102

Musical Biography ...............

........ 132 Gradus ad Cantabrigiam ......... 103

History of the Stage ....
Britton and Brayley's Beauties of

Foreign Theatricals ......
England and Wales ............ ib.
Lieutenant Colonel Wilson's His-

PROVINCIAL DRAMA, &c. tory of the British Expedition

Wolverhampton ..................... 135 to Egypt ...............

105 Dr. Blegborough's Facts and Obo

Birmingham ....... servations respecting the Airpump Vapour Bath ............. 112 11 News, &c. .............................. 137




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00000 In our next a Portrait of MR. BRAHAM, from an original Painting by Mr. C. Allingham.

We are obliged to CASATOR (Chester) fôr his intimation.

We are happy to find that Q. Z. (Hertford) has not quite forgotten us. - The Ode supposed as from Simonides to Anacreon, and the Imitation of an Ode by Monsieur Menage, by J. F. W. (Glasgow) shall have a speedy insertion,

The Fragment by EUPAEBUS (Liverpool) possesses merit, but it resembles too many other compositions of a similar nature.

We beg to acknowledge the receipt of the following articles, which shall have a place as soon as possible. · Ode to Time, inscribed to Miss Seward; by Miss HOLFORD (Chester).

Lines for Valentine's Day.
Sonnet to Cupid, by ELIZA.
Another Elegy on Dermody the Poet.
Continuation of a Tour in South Wales, by MORTIMER (Abergavenny),
Inscription for a Pillar in Carthage, by the same.
Lines, by T. GENT.

The Essay on Solitude has been mislaid. It is now recovered, and shall be attended to.

Civis appears in the present number. į
LORENZO puts a question which it is not in our power to resolve.

The author of the article mentioned by Miss H****** did.not proceed further with it. If Miss H. will bring it to a close we should consider ourselves under a particular obligation to her.

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L'. With a Portrait. MR. ADOLPHUS is a native of the metropolis, and received the rudiments of classical learning from an eminent and successful schoolmaster near town.

At an early period of life he was destined to an official situation in the island of Saint Christopher, in the West Indies, where he resided a year ; but finding the climate did not agree with his health, he returned to his native land.

In pursuance of the will of a near relation, who died during his absence, and left a handsome legacy for that purpose, Mr. Adolphus, as soon as his health was re-established, articled himself to a very eminent solicitor in the temple, and, in the intervals of business, still pursued those studies which he had never intermitted, and for which he felt the warmest attachment.

In 1790, he was admitted an attorney and solicitor; but as he could never adopt the mode of conduct which so many have found beneficial, he did not succeed in what is called making a business. He never was very extensively employed, though always well known and respected in the courts.

In 1793, Mr. Adolphus formed a matrimonial alliance with a young lady named Leycester, whose parents resided at a beautiful. seat, called White Place, in Berkshire. Her father's family is of the highest respectability in Cheshire, and her mother is of the house of Hanmer, so well known in the annals of politics and literature.

Becoming more domestic in consequence of this connexion, Mr. Adolphus soon began to think of turning his literary acquirements to advantage, and for some time continued publishing anonymously, nor could the success of several of his early works, ever induce him to avow them, except to a few friends.


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In 1797, he became acquainted with the Rev. Wm. Coxe, the celebrated traveller and historian, a gentleman whose rare literary endowments are considered as his slightest recommendation, by those who have opportunities of appreciating the candour of his disposition, and the genuine goodness of his heart. Mr. Adolphus assisted him in preparing for the press the valuable memoirs of Sir Robert Walpole, and was highly gratified by a polite acknowledge ment in the preface of the benefits derived from his care and industry. Aided by Mr. Coxe's experience, and receiving continual advantages from his friendship, Mr. Adolphus ventured, in 1799, to publish, with his name prefixed, a work which he had long been preparing, under the title of “ Biographical Memoirs of the French Revolution,"

This book was dedicated, by perinission, to the Right Honourable William Windham, and its success and general estimation were highly beneficial to the reputation of the author. He was next em• ployed by Messrs. Cadell and Davies, the booksellers who had printed several of his works, in preparing a history of the reign of His present Majesty, and completed the narrative to the peace of 1783, in about three years, publishing it in the summer of 1802.

We know of no other avowed production of Mr. Adolphus, except a slight work called the “ British Cabinet," which contains a few heads published by an engraver, and for whom Mr. Adolphus wrote the biographical memoirs, without selecting the subjects, or seeking for any documents beyond those which the most ordinary resources could supply. · Mr. Adolphus has now renounced the profession of an attorney, and entered his name as a law-student, intending to be called to the bar. In the mean time, his literary talents are not neglected ; he is concerned in conducting a most respectable and long-established periodical work, and is expected soon to publish a concise history of France, from the revolution to the peace of Amiens. All his researches are, however, subservient to the grand object of his literary ambition, the publication of a history of his own country, from the revolution in 1688 to the present time, a project which he often mentions with great enthusiasm.

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