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no limits to my hopes, since I have the happiness to raise my suppliant voice to the throne of your majesty.

Deign, sire, to extend your beneficent views to the Jews who inbabit the countries adjoining to your vast empire. If you confine your benefits to that part of my brethren who are among your majesty's subjects, bow much will still remain to be desired! How will it be possible to surmount the obstacles which the difference of the French administration and that of other states will place between them and us? The commercial relations of France and Germany require a constant intercourse between the Jews of these countries; but what Jew, inhabiting your states, would degrade the title of French civizen, by the humiliations and vexations which the system of administration in Germany would make him experience? Would he choose his spouse among a people rendered infamous by the laws of the country which they inhabit ?

How great and sublime is the enterprize of breaking the chains of a penple unjustly oppre sed! Who but a God can hearken to their complaints and deliver them from an insupportable bondage !

The Princes of Germany do not oppose the accomplishment of this grand work: on the contrary, it is the object of their wishes. They are anxious to ameliorate our condition. We groan under the operation of an.cient laws d'ctated by barbarism, and which prejudice only could have maintained until the present day.

The German Jew would be happy were he permitted to earn his bread honestly, to enjoy the common right of protection which governments owe to their subjects, and were there given to his worship a practical form, which, without deviating from his own law, would accord with the exercise of all the duties of citizenship.

But to attain this object it would be necessary,

1. To establish a sovereign Jewish council, presided by a patriarch re-. riding in France.

II. To class all the persons professing the Jewish faith according to the districts they inhabit, with a synod to each, wiich, under the superintend. ance of the French government and the sovereign Jewish council, should decide on all affairs connected with worship, and should appoint the Rabbins.

III. To authorize the said sovereign council to supply each Jew with the necessary expences for enabling him to fulfil the duties of a citizen in every country.

These means, sire, appear equally certain and indispensible. Only break the political and ecclesiastical chains which confine the Jews to a state of slavery, and you will soon see them aspire to the dignified character of other vations. Then shall we emulate our ancestors, who changed the barren rocks of Palestine into delightful gardens, and covered them with the richest harvests. Then shall we be worthy of bearing the same name as those heroes who planted their victorious standards on the banks of the river Jordan, with the same hands with which they guided the plough and the shuttle.

The BONOPARTE FAMILY.--The following list of the relatives of Bonaparte is given in the French Imperial Almanack for the present year, It does not indeed contain the whole of that family, but only includes those whom the Great Napoleon, at the time of its publication, was graciously pleased to own. Lucien Bonaparte, who has been long in disgrace, is not mentioned; and Jerome is omitted.

Napoleon, born August 15, 1769, consecrated and crowned Emperor of the French at Paris on the 2d of December, 1804 ; crowned King of Italy, May 26, 1805; married March 8, 1796, to

Josephine, born June 24, 1768, con ecrated and crowned Empress of the French, December 2, 1804 ; crowned Queen of Italy, May 26, 1805.

Eugene Napoleon, Arch-Chancellor of State of the French Empire, Viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy, born in 1782, and married January 13, 1806, to

Augusta Amelia, of Bavaria, born June 21, 1788.

Stephanie Adrienne Louise Napoleon, born August 22, 1789, and married April 7, 1806, to

Charles Frederick Louis, Electoral Prince of Baden, born June 8, 1786.

Joseph Napoleon, brother of the Emperor, Grand Elector, King of Naples and Sivily, March 30, 1806, born February 5, 1768, married September 24, 1794, co

Marie Julie, born December 26, 1777. The issue of this marriage are Charlotte Zenaide Julie, born July 8, 1801, and Charlotte, born October 31, 1802.

Louis Napoleon, brother to the Emperor: Constable of France, Colonel General of Carabiniers, born September 4, 1778, married January 3, 1802, to

Hortense Eugenie, born April 10, 1783. The issue of this marriage are Napoleon-Charles, born October 10, 1802, and Napoleon-Louis, born October 11, 1804.

Eliza, sister of the Emperor, Princess of Lucca and Piombino, born January 7, 1777; married May 5, to

Felix, Prince of Lucca and Piombino, born May 18, 1762.

Marie Pauline, sister of the Emperor, Princess and Duchess of Guastalla, born April 22, 1782, married (her second marriage) August 28, 1803, to

Camille, Prince of Borghese, Prince and Duke of Guastalla, born August 8, 1775.

Annunciade Caroline, sister of the Emperor, born March 25, 1783, married Janary 20, 1800, to

Joachim, Prince and Grand Admiral of France, Duke of Cleves and Berg, born March 25, 1771. The issue of this marriage are, Napoleon Achille, Hereditary Prince of the Cleves, born January 21, 1801 ; Napoleon Lucien Charles, born May 16, 1803; Leticia-Joseph, born April 25, 1802; Louis - Julie-Caroline, born March 22, 1805.

Marie-Letitia, Madame, Mother of the Emperor and King, born Aue gust 24, 1750.

The following occurrence, incredible as it may appear, is nevertheless true :-A rat was detected in a kitchen in town in the very act of carrying off a silver table spoon, which upon search was found concealed in the rat's apartment, together with two other spoons, formerly lost (the value of which had been paid by the servant who had the charge of them) a purse with money, and other valuable articles. The astonished master immediately sent for the servant, repaid the money, and rewarded the person who recovered the property. N. B. The thief made his escape.Edinburgh Journal.

MARRIED

At Finedon, Northampton, Charlotte, second daughter of John English Dolben, of Finedon Hall, Esq. and grand-daughter of Sir William Dolben, Bart. to the Rev. Samuel Woodfield Paul, of the same place.--Arthur Champernowne, Esq Dartington, in the County of Devon, to Miss Buller, eldest daughter of the late John Buller, Esq. of Morval in the County of Cornwall. William Gosling Esq. of Roehampton, to the Hon. Charlotte De Grey, second daughter of Lord Walsingham. - The Rev. Francis Filmer, Rector of Crundale, Kent, son of Sir Edmund Filmer, Bart. to Miss Mary Anna Close, second daughter of the late Rev. Henry Jackson Close. -The Hon. Capt. Herbert, son of the Earl of Carnarvon, to Miss Head, sole heiress to the Rev. Dr. Head. The young lady, through the early death of her father, was a ward in chancery from her birth, till a few weeks before her marriage, and is now in possession of 40,0001. funded property, and 11,0001. per annum.

DIED.

At Chelsea, Edward Nairne, Esq. F. R. S. in the 81st year of his age, formerly optician to his majesty, in Cornhill, London. At Road, aged 27, Miss A. Cromwell. Her illness and subsequent death were occasioned by a fabricated report of her not having disposed of some money, entrusted to her by a benevolent lady, agreeably to directions; and though her innocence was clearly proved, ibe circumstance preyed thus fatally on her too susceptible mind.-Suddenly, in Dublin, in the prime of life, Joseph Samuel Hume, Esq. brother to W. H. Hume, Esq. one of the present representatives in parliament for the county of Wicklow. On opening the body, it was discovered that his death was occasioned by a quantity of extravasated blood having found its way into the lungs.-At Cheltenham, aged 55, Clement Archer, M. D. husband of Lady Clonbrooke.-At Moorgate, near Rotherham, in Yorkshire, in consequence of a fall from his horse on the preceding day, the Rev. John Helden, senior fellow and tutor of Sydney College, Cambridge. -Captain Cæsar Hawkins, son to Charles Hawkins, Esq. serjeant surgeon to his majesty, and eldest captain in the 8th regiment of Light Dragoons.--- Mr. Packer, late of Drury Lane Theatre.---Right Hon. Charles Jame, Fux.

MONTHLY MIRROR,

FOR

OCTOBER, 1806.

A PORTRAIT

Embellished with
OF MR, MELVIN, ENGRAVED BY RIDLEY, FROM AN

ORIGINAL MINIATURE,

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CONTENTS.
MISCELLANEOUS.
Lessons for Government

257 Extracts from a Common-Place Address to the British Public ....... ib. Book, No. IV. ..... 219

DRAMATIC. The Robber reformed

222

The Comedies of the Merchant of Biographical Sketch of the Right

Venice and As you like it ....

258 Hon. C. J. Fox, concluded 225

Maurice's Fall of the Mogul ....... 'ib. Modern Book-Making 235 Manners's Edgar,

263 On Duelling

238

BRITISH STAGE. REVIEW OF LITERATURE.

Anecdotes of the French Stage ... 264 Lord Holland's Life of Lope de The Castle of Dunsinane

265 Vega Carpio, continued ........ 241 An Inquiry into the State of the Nation

....... 246

ORIGINAL POETRY.
Sonnet to Good-Nature

268 The Diamond new pointed 247 Hoare's Inquiry into the requisite

Friendship rerewed

ib. Cultivation and present State

Song:

269 An Angler's Regret

270 of the Arts of Design in England 249

The wounded Soldier .......... 271 The secret History of the Court and Cabinet of St. Cloud

250

Paraphrase of an Epigram by GuiRickman's Corruption, a Satire

arini ...........

ib, ib. Taylor's Remarks on Sea-Water ib,

Song on the Wreck of a Slave

Ship. Pinckard's Notes on the West In

272

Sonnet on Charles James Fox 273 dies

251 Rhymes for the Nursery

253 Mrs. Benfield's Gleanings

ib. MEMORANDA DRAMATICA. Clarke's Naufragia 254 Covent-Garden ......................

273 A new Dunciad ib. Drury-Lane ....

275 Laurie and Whittle's new Travel- King's Theatre

276 ler's Companion

ib.
New Royal Circus

277 A Dialogue between Buonaparte New Oly.npic Pavillion

ib. and Talleyrand

Royalty Theatre

278 Flim Flams!

ib. A Father's Memoirs of his Child, 256

PROVINCIAL DRAMA. The Three Old Maids of the

Bury St. Edmunds

278 House of Penruddock

ib.
Military Theatricals

279 An Elegy on the Death of Mr. Fox ib. Smith's Rudiments of Reason ib. Domestic Events, &c.

279

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255

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sold, also, by all the Booksellers in

the United Kingdom.

CORRESPONDENCE.

ones.

MONTAGU (Winchester) shall receive an answer per post.
W. M.'s essay, is precluded by its length.

A letter from Edinburgh, respecting the theatre there, merely repeats what has already been observed by another correspondent.

We do not think proper to interfere in the dispute between tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee at York. An Elegy on the death of Mr. Fox has some good lines; but more bad

It shall be returned to the writer, according to his desire. Thoughts on the dissolution of parliament are not calculated for this miscelJany. An Ode to war by N-----

--(Chester); SONNET addressed to a friend abroad, by POL Y DORE; And the favours of M. M. as soon as possible.

We have no acquaintance with the party who is stated by P.T. to be concerned in this publication.

The passage from THOMSON's Seasons has already occupied too much of our room. We cannot admit any further comments.

S. D.'s further communications will be acceptable.

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