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ness of this worthy couple was and accompanied the strange fated to be disturbed by a cir- ladies into Ayr, where he spent cumstance of no common occur- the night. During his absence, rence, being nothing less than the green-eyed monster, very the arrival from Glasgow of a naturally, got possession of the pair of frail fair ones, likewise forsaken
Mr. claiinants to the hand and the Busbie's appearance at the habitaaffections of the unfortunate and tion on the following morning, fickle cordwainer. The appeal with one of the rival qeens, a of one of these ladies was, no slight squall ensued, in the course doubt, rendered doubly power of which this enraged son of ful by the production of a Crispin discharged a pistol from thumping child, also an aspirant the window at his rebellious rib, to the name of “ glorious John.” which missed her, but wounded Variety is charming, says the old two other women whom the song, and so, no doubt, thought noise had drawn to the spot. А the shoemaker, as he stood like gentleman who was passing at the donkey in the tale between the time, caused the fellow to be two stacks of hay. However, he taken into custody, and he was resolved upon leaving the stall thereafter committed to Ayr gaol. in charge of his “ dear first wife," -Ayr and Wigtonshire Courier.
COURT AND FASHIONABLE GLEANER.
Every thing remains in statu painting, Virgil repeating part of quo at the Pavilion. His majes- his Ænead to Augustus, by Verty's return to this place is very haghen. It is, certainly, a fine uncertain in all probability, it composition, both as regards will not take place prior to his lines and colour-possesses convisit to Scotland, a measure, we
siderable force of expression find, now decided on. It is said, and is, upon the whole, a most the duke of York, will, as last effective effort of the artist. The year, sojourn at the pavilion for architectural drawing in this pica few weeks, during the summer. ture is deserving of notice The It is not unlikely that his royal patronage extended to this dehighness may be here at the serving place has very much im
proved of late. Byham house, on the West The celebrated traveller, Belcliff, has been engaged for the . zoni, is said to have embarked duke of Newcastle.
at this place, for France, a few The PICTURE GALLERY-Seve- days ago. ral additions have lately been
His MAJESTY'S BALL TO THE made to the splendid collection JUVENILE BRANCHES OF THE Noof pictures in this gallery. BILITY AND GENTRY.On ThursAmong them we notice a large day se'nnight, his majesty gave
his annual ball and supper to the liantly illuminated with juvenile branches of the nobility lights. and gentry. In order to avoid His majesty, with a due reany restraint on the occasion, all gard to the habits of his juvenile state observances were dispensed visitors, invited them at the early with. The male part of the hour of half-past eight o'clock. company appeared, for the most They began to arrive soon after part, in the Windsor uniform, in eight, accompanied by their pawhich his majesty, himself, was rents, with excessive joy and dedressed. The only appearance light beaming in all their counof state was on the part of the tenances. Their dresses were all servants, who were all superbly new for the occasion. The young attired.
ladies had fanciful frocks; the The entertainment was given young gentlemen short blue coats in the lower suite of rooms, or jackets, and generally white which are considerably longer trowsers. His majesty received than the state rooms -the gothic them upon their arrival in his room, and the room adjoining it, usual kind and elegant manner. at the west end of the palace The dancing commenced with (which were first opened for the much joy, and continued till near entertainment of the emperor of twelve, when the Gothic and adRussia), being added to the gene- joining rooms were opened for ral building of the palace. At supper. His majesty was seated the east end of the suite of rooms in the midst of his juvenile viis the admirable conservatory, sitors, and appeared highly dedistinct from the palace, extend- lighted on the occasion. ing in the gardens as far as the
some waltzes back of Sir Walter Stirling's were danced by the parents ; and house, in Pall Mall ; and, upon about a quarter past one the comthis occasion, it was brilliantly pany broke up gratified beyond illuminated with variegated expression, at the generous relamps, patent lamps, and Chi- ception and elegant entertainnese lanterns. At the upper ment they had experienced. end, a pyramid circle of most Among the company present, choice growing flowers and were—their royal highnesses the . plants were formed—but leaving princess Augusta, and the duchess a perfect view of the stained glass of Kent, accompanied by the at the end of the royal arms, &c. princess Feodore; the duke of On each side refreshments were Devonshire, earl Gower, and a provided ; on one side was tea, few other distinguished characnegus, &c.; and on the other ters who have no families. were choice fruits, confectionary, Among those present with ices, &c. The floor of the dining their sons and daughters, were:room, adjoining the conserva- Duke of Rutland, two daughtory, was chalked with fanciful ters; duke and duchess of Monand appropriate devices. The trose, one daughter; marquis and whole of the extensive suite of marchioness of Lansdown, one rooms were perfumed with fra- son and one daughter ; sir Wilgrant flowers from the royal gar- loughby and lady Gordon, one dens at Kew, &c. and were bril- son and one daughter; lord and
lady Mark Kerr, three daughters; of Bath, two daughters and two earl and countess Chichester, sons; sir Henry and lady Tortwo sons and two daughters ; rens, three sons and two daughmarquis of Worcester, two daugh- ters; lady Hammond, one daughters; lord and lady Gwydyr, two ter; ladies Brudenell; prince and daughters ; count and countess princess Esterhazy, two daughMunster, two daughters; mar- ters and one son ; sir Henry and quis and marchioness Cornwallis, lady Wellesley, one daughter ; one daughter ; lord Paget, and earl of Aberdeen, two sons; earl three ladies Paget ; earl and and countess Cowper, one daughcountess Verulam, two sons and ter ; lord and lady Grantham, one daughter; Mr. and Mrs. one son and one daughter; marBerkeley Paget, one son and one quis and marchioness of Windaughter; Mr. Charles and lady chester and family, &c. &c. Cavendish, one and
The libraries were elegantly daughter ; lord and lady Aboyne, frequented last week. At Tupone son and one daughter ; lord pen's, Davis received his due and lady Lovaine, two daughters meed of applause, and Gibbon and two sons; lord and lady and Miss Harris, at intervals, Delamere and family ; Mrs. Ca- brought the rays of rank and vendish, one son ; lord and lady beauty to a focus at Lucombe's. Morpeth and family; earl and It is a subject of regret with the countess of Jersey, one son ; lady amateurs of dulcet sounds, that C. Smith, three daughters ; lady Gibbon concluded his engageOssulston, two daughters and ment on Saturday. Donaldson, one son: earl and countess of jun. had a considerable increase Morley, one son; lord and lady of subscribers last week—and, if Ravensworth, five daughters and haut ton visitants can give satwo sons ; lady Ellenborough and tisfaction, Loder has never been family; marquis and marchioness without it.
TOWN AND COUNTY.
[It having been suggested to us, by many of our Subscribers, that, in con
sequence of the Police matter here, being, weekly, so amply detailed in the several Newspapers, we should improve our plan, by directing our attention to such cases only as are of public interest, or which wear some peculiar feature of Local importance, to justify their detail, we feel it our duty to comply with their request. The following we deem of a character to be included in the alteration proposed.]
Monday, June 17, before I. The Commissioners, v. George M. Cripps, esq. chairman, sir Lawrence.-The defendant was David Scott, bart. R. Ironmon- the owner of what is termed a ger, and I. Diggens, esqrs. Ay carriage, running upon four wheels, and drawn by one horse. drawn by one horse, it was so The charge against him was for expressed in the information, having plied for, and taken up a whereas the act of parliament, fare with the said carriage, he upon which the information was not being licensed by the Com- grounded, only exercised a conmissioners under the Local act trol over “ hackney coaches, of parliament. Defendant said sedan chairs, and bathing mahe paid the post horse duty, and chines." Under which of these had applied for a license under heads, therefore, the carriage in the local act, and been refused. question should come, was, prior It appeared, that out of one hun- to conviction, necessary to be dred carriages of the description ascertained. Had the aetexnamed, the commissioners would pressed hackney carriages, there only license about thirty-two, would have been no difficulty in though the aggregate number comprehending it-carriage bewas not more than would be ing an indefinite word, and ap'conducive to the convenience of plying to any thing on wheels; the town to support.
The bench but not so was it with the term could not approve of the restric- “ coach,”-that had a more spetive measure of the commission- cific meaning ; and the question ers, and instanced many evils was, whether the carriage of the that had, and would yet grow out complainant could fairly be reof it. By licensing all who had garded as a “coach” or not, and, carriages, the owners of such car- thereby, liable to the penalty riages would be brought com- sought? It was precisely that pletely under their (the commis- species of vehicle, it was observsioners) control; whereas, with- ed by the commissioners' soliciout a license, they had not the tor, which the act contemplated, means even of punishing them and against which, therefore, for extortionsan advantage ne- the fine applied for, might be ver forgotten in damp weather. fairly brought into legal operaThere were fly-owners and drivers tion. It was denied that the act of respectable characters, it was could have in contemplation any said, and others the reverse- such case as that under discussome of both were without li- sion; and the reason was, that censes, and the public had, and when the said act was framed, would suffer, both in pocket and fly carriages had no actual exisconvenience, by it. Considering tence; and, even at this time, the difficult situation, by the re- so peculiar was their construcfusal of licenses, in which the ap- tion, that they were scarcely plicants for them were placed, known, by being used, beyond the magistrates were of opinion, the limits of the town. A sedan that conviction of error ought chair, or a wheelbarrow, might only to follow upon absolute as aptly be called a hackney proof-nothing should be left to coach, as a fily carriage ; in truth, conjecture, nor considered as im- the sedan chairs seemed all to plied, but be, by incontrovertible have been metamorphosed into testimony, established. The com- fly carriages ; but that in noplaint before the bench was wise established them in law, as against a four-wheel carriage, bona fide, nothing more nor less, than hackney coaches. cifully-by the force of the Doctor Johnson, it was then re- blows, the whip, at length, broke marked, defined the word short in his hand. He was abu
coach,” as a carriage used for sive when remonstrated with, pleasure ; but the remark could and a scene of extreme confusion not be received as conclusive, had prevailed for some time, in because, though all coaches are consequence of his improper concarriages, yet all carriages, as duct.
so aggravated, coaches, could not accurately be was entitled to no consideration designated. The bench, how- from the bench, beyond the exever, was divided in opinion upon action of the full penalty of £5, the subject. Mr. Ironmonger, -on hearing the adjudicaton, though he agreed that the com- he said, he must go to prison, as missioners had been parsimoni- he had not the means of paying ous in the granting of licenses, the penalty ; that plea, however, yet considered that enough had availed him nothing, and, on been shewn to justify the convic- finding he was about to be comtion contended for ; and sir Da- mitted, he contrived to produce vid Scott would not have oppo- £5, paid that amount and was sed the conviction, had he been discharged. Mr. Barnes receivquite certain that a quarter ses- ed the thanks of the bench, for sion's appeal would grow out of the laudable trouble he had it, to put the matter beyond dis- given himself, in causing the pute or controversy afterwards. affair to be investigated The chairman and Mr. Diggens Monday, June 24, before sir D. coincided, that the information Scott, bart. president, T.R. Kemp, could not be supported. The and I. Diggens, esqrs. commissioners' solicitor, at Ann Stout v. John Brewster. length, applied to withdraw the This was a case of information. case for that time, and the prayer The defendant was a shoemaker, of the application was granted; and accused of having had his the defendant, therefore, was children privately inoculated for dismissed, but under a liability the small pox, and of carrying of being called on for a further them out in the streets afterexamination at a future day. wards, to the very great danger
Thursday, June 20, before I. of many of his majesty's subjects. M. Cripps, Esq. president, sir D. He was a resident of Jew-street, Scott, bart. R. Ironmonger and did not altogether deny the T. R. Kemp, esqrs.
charge, but said his wife had inC. Barnes v. J. Boxall.-De- oculated his children with a neefendant resides in High-street. dle, and though they had been On sunday morning, in a state of very ill, they were in a fair way ebriety, he had been furiously of recovery. Other children in driving a cart and horse, on the the same street had been inocuPreston road, frequently turning lated for the small pox-he had and going over the same ground no opinion of vaccination, but again, to the annoyance and dan- said he was not aware that what ger of many of his majesty's sub- had been done was contrary to jects. To keep the horse in ra- law. Ann Stout lived very near pid motion, he beat him unmer- to him, she had four children,