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may be seen by a reference to the list, About a quarter past 8 o'clock in the but a fact then totally unknown to the morning of Monday, while he was father), it will be readily acknow. looking out of his one pair of stairs ledged one of the most interesting and window, saw two distinct heaps of deplorable scenes which any person of persons who had fallen. These heaps homanity could encounter.
were about 8 or 10 yards from his The next day a coroner's inquest door, and the greatest part of the per. wis held on the sufferers in St. Bar sons that composed them seemed to tholomew's hospital by Mr. Shelton be dead. The mob was continually t* coroner, when the following ac- treading backwards and forwards over C..!t of ihe cause of this calamitous them; and there was a great and inET “was given in evidence.
cessant motion. There appeared to mas Salmon, upon being sworn, be about ten or twelve in each heap. stat hat he lives with his brother, There was about a yard of breadth who reeps the King of Denmark pub- between the two heaps ; and through lic-house in ‘he Old Bailey : that about this interstice a great crowd was conseven o ciock on Monday morning, tinually pressing. It was nearly half the crowd assembled in the Old Bailey an hour before any assistance could be was very great: that it kept increasing given to those who were thrown until eight, and by that hour' every down. The witness saw several men avenue leading to the Old Bailey was and boys taken up senseless, and refull of people ; that there was a great covered by fanning their faces with noise and clamour until a few minutes hats, and by washing them with cold past eight, when Haggerty ascended water. The dead bodies were then the scaffold ; and then the witness taken away to the hospital on men's heard a loud cry of 'Hats off!' The shoulders and in carts. After the faces of the crowd seemed, at that dead were removed, he saw lying on time, turned to the scaffold ; and the the ground a pie-basket, a large tin crowd fell back, putting down their pan like a dripping pan, a quart tin bats as well as they could :-that the can, and several pies, all squeezed enwitness was stationed in the first floor tirely fiat, and the dead body of the window, and he heard a general unfortunate person who lay, upon scream; and looking upwards from tkem, taken up, appeared to be that the window towards St. Sepulchre's of a very stout man. During the church, he saw one or two people whole time there was a general clafall opposite Green Arbour-court, and mour, but he could not distinguish about one yard from the pavement. any particular voices, or any word He then said to a person who stood that was uttered ; although he benext him that he was afraid there was lieves that "Murder! Murder!' and some mischief, and he saw several “Mercy! Mercy!' were the prevailing people climbing over those who were cries. down. The crowd kept falling back Mr. W. Flint, a printer in the Old over the persons who fell. He then Bailey, who resides close to the spot observed that it was sad work; and, where this calamitous scene took coming down into the tap-room, he place, states that he saw eight or ten communicated his fears to those brewerg' servants, with their arms around him. The crowd was so great closely locked together, pushing riot. at the door it was impossible he could ously through the crowd, and trampgo out, and he saw nothing more of ling, purposely and wantonly, over
THE FAIR SEX;
SOLELY TO THEIR USE AND AMUSEMENT
For MARCH, 1807.
THIS NUMBER CONTAINS,
1 The Sudden Alaim; or, Lesson for 12 On the Hydrophobia,
119 13 Account of the Trial of Sir Home ? Account of the Death Watch, 123 Popham,
156 3 Characters,
124 14 POETICAL ESSAYS-Prologue to 4 Harriet Vernon; or, Characters froin the new Comedy of · Town and real Life,
125 Country; or, whi h is Best? 5 A Night Walk in March, 131 Exilogue to the Same-Air-Amo6 Fainily Anecdotes,
134 rous Effusion of an Old Man 7 London Fashions,
141 Lines to Miss R. H.-Elegiac 8 Parisian Fashions,
141 Stanzas Elegy-Stanzas on my 9 Curious Patent Inventions, 141
161-164 10 The Spaniard; or, The Pride of 15 Foreign News,
168 11 Account of the New Play-Town 17 Births-Marriages,
,171 and Country,' 150 | 18 Deaths,
This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates :
A continuation of the Elville Family Secrets is intended for our next: ve hope the ingenious authoress will favour us with one.
The Essay signed Mercutio requires revision. The Lines on perusing a beautiful Sonnet, by W. M. T.-Sonnet, and Lyre of Woe, by W. M. T.-Verses on the cutting down of a favourite Elm, by Mr. J. Webbshall certainly appear in our next.-Stanzas to Cupid are likewise intended for our next.
S. Y.'s Eugenio and Zelina, with an Engraving, in our next. *** Our Readers are requested to notice the following Errata:
In the Lines addressed to $. Y. by J. M. L. in our Magazine for December last, p. 667, in line 1 of the 7th stanza, for Then scarcely-read, Then surelyWe have to apologize to our ingenious correspondent J. M. L. for having so long delayed correcting this mistake, which he pointed out to us in the month of January; but his letter having unfortunately been mislaid, it escaped our recollection.
In the Magazine for January, page 29, col. 2, line 10 from the bottom for naval hero-read novel hero.
The Botany Plate in this Number is referred to in the Continuation of the Ninth Lesson, given last month,
FOR MARCH, 1807.
THE SUDDEN ALARM ;
A LESSON FOR SCANDAL,
(With an elegant Engraving.)
THOSE who habituate themselves nager and mistress of his household to evil-speaking and slandering, and affairs, and obtained an almost una censoriously revile or ridicule those controuled authority over him. who are absent, 'not only act in that Mr. Wilson was a gentleman who, mean and ungenerous manner which possessing a lucrative office in one of must draw on them the utmost con- the departments of government, which tempt of every person of sound un- he filled with much ability and credit derstanding and liberal sentiments; to himself, had realized a considere but not unfrequently expose them- able fortune. He had real generosie selves, by the levity and petulance of ty and goodness of heart, but at the their tongues, to more serious mis- same time might occasionally exchiefs than they could have imagined cite a smile from those who were not they had to apprehend.
accustomed to him, by certain singue Letitia Marlow had been left an larities of character and oddities in orphan almost totally unprovided for, his manner. He had an impedie at the age of ten years, but her un ment in his speech and a kind of cle by the mother's side, Mr. Wil- snuffle, which when he endeavoured
nion of his powers tended only to ham, in his peculiar manner, set out
time, the unexperienced Letitia, and friendly and beneficent to all who Mrs. Graham, who was not quite so were civil and prudent enough to unexperienced, finding themselves take no notice of his infirmities, of under no restraint, indulged theme the ridiculing of which he was ex selves somewhat freely, in company tremely jealous, and which he scarce with several of the intimate female ly ever forgave. To his niece he was acquaintances of the latter, in the constantly extremely kind and affec. fashionable entertainments of the tionate ; and his love for her, from town. These new acqnaintances of the gentleness, delicacy, and propri. Letitia frequently visited her, and ely of her behaviour, as has been she visited them in return. Their before said, continually increased. company and conversation, however,
When Letitia had attained the age were not very improving to the biof nineteen, Mr. Wilson enlarged therto innocent and artless Letitia. his household, of which she had the The subjects of their conversation, direction: she, however, kept scarce or rather of their tittle-tattle conferly any company, and saw but little ences, when most innocent, related of the world, as her uncle was rather only to the frivolities of dress and of a reserved disposition, and totally fashion, and the most insipid trifles; averse to fashionable gaiety. Letitia and when not quite so harmless, passed her time chiefly in reading, turned upon the foibles and faults drawing, and at her piano-forte. which they discovered, or pretended She knew nothing of a life of gaiety to discover, in their acquaintances and dissipation, and she had no de- and friends. Among these females sire to plunge into fashionable fol. was a Miss Jenkins, who possessed lies.
much vivacity, and, indeed, real wit, About this time Mr. Wilson, in though lamentably misapplied to the consequence of some business he had purposes of scandal, in which she to transact relative to an estate he was a great adept; and as she had a had purchased in a distant county, fertile invention, she never either found it necessary to leave London. wanted for a subject, or suffered her As he had reason to believe that he levity to be confined within the bounds should be obliged to be absent for a of truth. Mrs. Graham had nearly long time, and he was so for a con the same propensity to scandal, and siderably longer time than he exa to turning into ridicule even the pected, he engaged a widow lady of persons to whom she was most oblie the name of Graham, a distant rela- ged; but as she had less liveliness of tion of his, whom he had constantly imagination, she was under the ne