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shire:—As Mr. Pettye, baker, and his wife were returning home in their breadcart, in turning into the yard, the cart was overturned, when Mrs. Pettye fell with her neck directly under the wheel, and her husband was fixed between the wall and the cart. While in this perilous situation, his dog rushed forward, and seizing the horse by the nose, effectually prevented him from stirring till Mr. Pettye, with great difficulty, extricated himself.
The following afflicting circumstance lately occurred in the neighbourhood of Morris's River, in West New Jersey, America.—A woman went in search of a hen's nest, and finding a hollow tree'lying on the ground, supposed the fowl might be in it, and sent a little girl, her daughter, to look for it; the child no sooner entered the tree, than she informed her mother the hen bit at her, and Would not come off the nest; the mother told the child to pull her off. After waiting a short space, and hearing nothing of the child, she called to her, but received no answer. The father of the child being called, he splifopen the tree, and found several rattle-snakes entwined round the body of the child, and one round her neck. She had been bitten in several places, and was quite dead.
When the Temple corps was inspected by the Earl of Harrington, his Lordship, as he rode along the line, before the review, stopped to salute its commander, and jocosely said, " This is the Law Association, Sir ?"—" Yes, my Lord." To which the Earl rejoined, " I don't find any one that speaks a word ; I never"knew lawyers so silent.'" Colonel Erskine jocosely replied, " We have no pay, my Lord."
On Nov. 1, in obedience to an order of the House of Commons, the agents for Sir Francis Burdett and Mr. Mainwaring exchanged their list of objections to the voters who polled at the last Middlesex election. Tiie numbers objected to on the part of Sir F. Burdett were 2367; on the part of Mr. Mainwaring, 8194. Difference in favour of Sir F. Burdett, 173. The numbers on the poll were—
For Sir F. Burdett, 3207
W. Maixw.uinc, Esq. - - - - 2936
Majority for Sir F. B. 271
Air Balloon.—Venke,Oct. 14.—Count Francis Zambeccari, of Bologna, Dr. Grassetti, of Rome, and M. Pasqual, of Ancona, had prepared a very large air balloon, which on Friday, the 7th instant, they filled in the city of Bologna. The filling proceeding very slowly, it was not full till about midnight, when the people obliged them to ascend. The balloon rose with prodigious velocity, and soon attained such a height, that Count Zambeccari and Dr. Grasetti, benumbed * ith cold, sunk into a kind of insensibility and a deep sleep.
M. Pasqual, who was awake, could not ascertain the height, because the wax light they had carried with them in a lanthorn was gone out. About half after two in the morning the balloon began to descend, and M. Pasqual distinctly heard the dashing of the waves of the Adriatic sea on the coast of Romagna. He then awakened his companions. Soon after, the balloon fell into the Adriatic sea.— The aeronauts threw out every thing they had with them, after which the balloon rose a second time with great rapidity. Soon after three the balloon again descended, and a brisk south-west wind drove it over the Adriatic sea, towards the coast of Istria. The car frequently touched the water, and for five hours the adYeaturers were in momentary danger of death. —-At length, on Saturday morn
At Swininston Hall, Lady Elizabeth Lowther, of a son. At WortSey BaS, York>hire, Lady C. S. Wortley, of a daughter. In the Island of Guernsey, tie Lady of Sir James Saniuarez, of a son. Tiie Lady of Lord Viscount Falitic, of a son. At Kome, the Queen of Sardinia, of twin Princesses, -who were- tep^ tized the following day by the Pope, and received the names of Maria Theresa, and Marianna. Of sons, Mrs. Glover and Mrs. Litchfield, botli of Cc-vcarGarden theatre. The Counters of Meath. Lady Catherine BrovuJow.
MARRIAGES. . 4,
At Guernsey, J. Cameron, Esq. to Miss A. Brock, niece of Admiral Sir J. Sauniarez. The Rev. T. Whalley, rector of Ecton, in XorthamptonsiuiT, fe> Miss C. M. Packe, of Prestwould, in Leicestershire.
A few days since, aged ninety-four, Capt. T. Burton, the oldest officer in h'n Majesty's sen ice. He was formerly of the Coldstream Guards, in which he lost hi* arm in the battle of Fontenoy. At Wonerch, near Guildford, the Right Hon. Lady GrauUey, aged ninety-five. The Hon. and Rev. R. De Cburcy, many years vicar of St. Alkmond's, in Shrewsbury. At Twickenham, Lord Frederick Cavendish, uncle to the Duke of Devonshire and Lord G. H. Cavendish, in the seventy-fourth year of his age; he was immensely rich, and the bulk of his fortune is left to Lord G. H. Cavendish, his nephew. At ArdsaHa, Meatli, Earl Ludlow; he is succeeded in his honours by his eldest son, Lord Preston. At the East-India House, Sir Lionel Darell, Bart. At Litchwoods, near Birmingham, aged sixty, Jonathan Grundy, Esq. At Harrow, aged fifteen, Soame Jenyns. Lately, of the wounds which he received at Morce Fortune, in the Island of St. Lucia, Lieut. Col. G. Morden. At Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, G ranville Leveson Gower, Marquis of Stafford, Earl Gower, Viscount Trentham, Baron Gower, K. G. His Lordship is succeeded by Earl Govcer, his eldest son, who was married in the year 1785, to the Countess of Sutherland, now Marchioness of Stafford. The late Marquis was first married in 17+4, to Elizabeth, the daughter of Nicholas Fazackerley, Esq. His second marriage was in March 28th, 1748, to Louisa Egerton, daughter of Scrope, Duke of Bridgewater. His Lordship was allied to many of the principal families in Great Britain. He formerly held some high situations Of honour and trust ra His Maiesty's service.
A PORTRAIT OF JAMES BOADEN, ESQ. ENGRAVED BY RIDLEY, FROJt AM ORIGINAL PAINTING BY OPIE.
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A Portrait of Sir James Mackintosh, Recorder of Bengal, from a fine Painting by Opie, will be given in our next.
Our readers will be highly gratified in the perusal of a very singular and original production, from the pen of the celebrated author of the Farmer's Boy, which will appear in the Mirror for January.
The following articles have been received, and will appear next month.
Notca's observations on the representation of the Bold Stroke far a Hutband at Drury-Lane.
Cxi Rsory Remarks on the Philoetetes of Sophocles.
Imparti Alis, from Boston, in America, giving an account of the theatre there j and '"•
A translation of Petrarch's 14Mh Sonnet.
The resemblance pointed out between Shakspeare said Lee has been frequently noticed.
The Essay by T. G. presents nothing new upon the subject
The Prostitute, by J. B. possesses merit, but is not sufficiently striking for insertion in this work. . . f .*
The Farmer and the Pigeon, by Julia de B. at the first convenient opportunity.
A Lover of Literature shall be attended to.
The Biographical Accounts of Mr. Harley, ice. are again unavoidably post* poned.
Foii DECEMBER, 1803.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OP
JAMES BO A BEN, ESQ.
With a Portrait.
James Boaden, Esq. is the son of the late Mr. William Boaden, who was many years in the Russia trade. The family is Cornish, and Mr. Boaden's grandfather died a tenant of Sir Francis Bassett. The subject of our memoir was born, however, at Whitehaven, in Cumberland, on the 23rd of May, 1762. He came with his parents to London, when very young, and after receiving the proper education for a man of business; he was placed in the counting house of the present respectable alderman for Candlewick Ward, Peter Perchavd, Esq. To that gentleman's indefatigable application to business, he always owned himself highly indebted, for though he for some time played truant with The Muses, and drew upon literature entirely for his support, yet the thorough knowledge of business into which he was there instituted, remained a powerful auxiliary, and has now procured for him the handsome provision which a very large family demands.
But something should be detailed of the literary portion of his life. Mr. John Bell, a man to whom the country is indebted for book embellishment, and typographical neatness, separating himself from Captain Topham, established a newspaper called the Oracle. It was, necessarily, a rival to that called the World, and conducted by the Rev. Mr. Este. It may be imagined that Mr. Bell was solicitous to retain as many features of the former paper as he could, and a few gratuitous communications from Mr. Boaden, soon shewed him the pen able to assume any characteristics of thought and diction. Probably imitation was never more perfect. The connexion long subsisted between Mr. Boaden and Mr. Bell, and was one of a liberal and friendly nature. Struggling with many difficulties, disproportioned, not to his mind, but to his fortune, Mr, Bell always fulfilled his engagements with Mr. Boaden, and received the steady and powerful advantages of that gentleman's talents, whether in the conduct of the paper, or ia the arrangement and progress of his various publications.