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ese. member for that county, was de. 21. For several days past rumours of stroyed by fire on Friday. last. We a general change of the ministry, but have not yet been able to learn the cause nothing can be stated with certainly. of this melancholy accident, or whether The duke of Portland, it is said, has any part of the valuable library, pice accepted the office of first lord of the tures, &c. which this elegant and clas- treasury; and lo-d Melville, it is exa sical mansion contained, was preserved pected, will come in. from the flames. We have the satisfaction of stating that no lives were lost. Mr. Johnes himself, we under

BIRTHS. stand, was in town attending his parliamentary duty. Mrs. and miss Johnes

Feb. 20. Arhis house in Devonshire. were at home; and very happily Mr. Hanbury Williams, Mr. Johnes's bro- place, the lady of John Scott, csý. of a ther-in-law, was on a visit in the house. The family, under his protection, re

At Yew-cottage, Denham, the lady moved to the Hafod-arms, at the Devil's of lieutenant Rowland Money, of the Bridge, whither every thing that could royal navy, of a daughter. be saved was conveyed.

At Hareford, in Worcestershire, the London, March 19. Yesterday morn

lady of Thomas Boddington, esq. of a ing, about half-past 4 o'clock, a dreadful fire broke out at the manufactory of

23. Ar Winchester-house, Chelsea, Messrs. Clementi and Co. Tottenham. the lady of the hon. and rev: Thomas court-road: a smoke was observed, by De Grey, of a daughter. . a person who lives opposite, to proceed

25. Mrs. Horton, of Queen-square, from the premises, who immediately Boomsbury, of a son. gave the alarm. In a few minutes the

27. The lady of Tho. Bainbridge, fames issued from every part of the esq. of Bedford-row, of a son. premises, and in a short space of time

The lady of Thomas Maltby, esq. had assumed so formidable an appear.

of Chatham-place, of a son.

Mareb 2. ance, that the whole neighbourhood was

At Thorp, the lady of considered in the most imminent dan- Matthew Richard Onslow, esq. of a ger. About half-past six, a number of daughter. engines had arrived; but no water could

Ac Bath, the lady of the rev. be procured till nearly half past seven, George Burrard, of a daughter. by which time the whole of the interior 14. Ar Mrs. Thompson's, in Groswas a heap of ruins, and the flames were renor-square, tie lady of brig.-general issuing from the front of the building: Dyolt, of a daughter. the houses on each side, composing a part of the manufactory, and occupied

MARRIAGES. by several families employed in the concern, were entirely consumed, with the whole of the furniture; the backs

Feb. 25. At Mary-le-bone church, of the houses in Francis-street, and the

miss Ford, eldest daughter of the late livery-stables on the other side, are

sir Francis Ford, bart. 10 P. Touchel, very much damaged, and soine of the esq. of Mortimer-street, Cavendish furniture entirely destroyed. The da: square, mage is at present estimated at 40,000l.

25. At Sandy, Bedfordshire, Richard about 15,000), of which only is insured. Franklin, çst. of Gray's-in, to miss A small quantity of wood, and a few late sir Philip Manox, ba .

Judith Monix, third daughter of the musical instruments, have been saved. The acci lent is supposed to bave been

de Elinbirgh, Geurge Gordon, esq. occasioned by the fue of a scorc, which

of 'Hailhead, to miss Napier, eldes

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Willmott, surgeon, Sevenoaks, Kent, 18, At Mary-Ic-bone church, by the
to miss Weightman, niece of Hugh right rev. the lord bishop of Exeter,
Stacey Osborne, esg. major on the Philip Gibbes, esq. eldest son of sie
Bombay establishment.

Philip Gibbes, bart. of New Burlinga At Mary-le- bone chu'ch, R. Small, ton street, to miss Maria Knipe, third esq. late of the Inner-Temple, to miss daughter of Robert Kne, esq. late Savage, of Weymouth-street, Portland. of New Lodge, near Berkhampstead, place, youngest daughter of the late in the county of Herts, deceased. George Savage, of Madras, esq. de. 19. At Mary.le-bonc church, the hon. ceased.

Thomas Parker, brother to the earl of 28. Edward M'Grath, esq. of Li. Macclesfield, to Eliza, third daughter merick, to miss Moore, of Mortimer. of William Wolstenholme, Holly-hill, street, Cavendish-square.

near East Grimstead. At St. Peter's church, Cornhill, by the rev. Mr. Wrench, rector of St. Michael's, John Costeker,

DEATHS. esq. to Mrs. Jane Wildash.

At Frant, in Sussex, the rev. Edw. Feb. 19. At his house in Dowry. Warneford, to Miss Caroline Eyles. square, Bristol Wells, Francis Adams,

At St. John's church, Hackney, Mr. esq. of Norton-Malreward, one of his William Bulley, of London, to miss majesty's justices of the peace, and Allinson, only daughter of William deputy lieutenant for Somersershire. Allinson, esq. Camberwell, Surry. 20. Aged 45, sir John Alston, bart,

4. At Grantham, by the rev. A.C. He having left only a daughter, the Varelot Leonard, Walbanke Childers, title devolves on his brother, now sir esq. of Cantley, near Doncaster, to Charles Alston, bart. miss Sarah Anne Kent, second daughter 25. At her house in St. Andrew's. of sir C. Kent, Grantham-house, in square, Edinburgh, the right hon.countthe county of Lincoln.

ess dowager of Dalhousie. 6. At Edinburgh, Mr. J. Murray, At Edinburgh, in child-bed, lady Na. bookseller, London, to miss Elliot, smyth, wife of sir James Nasmyth, bart. daughter of the late Mr. Charles of Posso, Peebles hire. Elliot, of Edinburgh.

Marcb 2. At Newington, Mrs. Poole,
$. At the collegiate church, Man- mother of Mrs. Dickons, the eminent
chester, James Parker, esq. of Queen- vocal performer.
street,'Cheapside, to miss Ellen Rail. 4. At his house in Mountjoy-square,
ton, of Manchester.

Dublin, after a severe illness, the right
At Llandaff cathedral, by the rev. honourable lord Carbery.
Powel Edwards, sir Robert Lynch Mrs. A. Charriere, of Tottenham-
Blosse, bart, of Gabalva, to miss C. court New Road.
Richards, sister of Jono Richards, esq. 6. At Darsham-house, in the county
of Llandaff-court, Glamorganshire. of Suffolk, miss Charlotte Peyton, third

D. O'Brien, esq. son of Henry daughter of the late sir Henry Peyton, O'Brien, esq. of Blather wicke, North- bart. of Hagbeach Hall, in Norfolk. amptonshire, to miss Matilda Beding- 7. At the Polygon, Southampton, sir field, daughter of the late rev. Bacon William Dunkin, laté one of the judges Bedingfield, of Ditchingham-hall, Nore of the supreme court of judicature at

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I Madame Chalani,

175, 12- Ladies Dresses it fee Qusen's 2 Account of a Virginian Dancing., Drawin+Roum,

205
Schuol, and Manners of the Ame- 13 The Breakfast,

206
ricans,
,177 14 O. Solitude,

212 s Anecdotes by Deilugu, fie - French 45 Pho Stroller,

214
Poet,
179 16 Anecdote,

215 4 Harriet Vernon; or, Characters from 1 17 POETICAL ERSAYS-To the Prinreal Life,

181 rose_The Lyre of Wat Ballad5 Account of the new Melo-drama, My Futlich Lady's Wish

called The Wood Diemon,'. 189 Delia--To Cupid--Sonnets---A 6 A Night Walk in April, 19.)

Burlesque : Publical Epistle to a 7 Alphonso and Almira,

194

Feinaico-Lincs addressed to 8 Account of the new Comedy, ' A Young Lady,

216-220
Day in London,
199 18 Foreign News,

221 9 A Morning Walk in Spring, 200 19 Home News.

224 10 On Time,

203
20 Births-- Marriages,

227
11 Londou Fashions,
204 | 21 Deaths,

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This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates :
VI PORTRAIT OF MADAME CATALANI.

2 LONDON Fashionable Full Dressis.
3 New and clegant DRAWING for the ORNAMENT ola CHIMNEY-PIECE.
4 Elegant new PATTERNS fur BORDERS or TrimmiNCS.

LONDON:

Printed for G. ROBINSON, No. 25, Paternoster-Row;

Where Favours from Correspondents continue to be received. *******************************

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

THE continuation of the Elville Family Secrets, certainly, in our next.

W. M. T. will see that we have made the alterations he requested. We shall be obliged to this ingenious writer for further communications.

Matilda D. T. must have overlooked her enigma; it was inserted in the Supplement.

Eugenio is not forgotten,

The communications of F. G. shall be inserted occasionally,

THE

LADY'S MAGAZINE.

FOR APRIL, 1807.

MADAME CATALANI.

(With her Portrait, elegantly engraved.)

A CONCISE biographical sketch astonishing both in the low and the of this wonderful and inimitable high tones, and is no less remarkable musical actress has already been for sweetness and flexibility than for given in the Supplement to our strength and compass. last volume, p. 682, and to that we From Lisbon she went to Madrid, refer our readers.

carrying with her the regret of the This extraordinary performer was Portuguese. At the Spanish court born in the Papal territory. At the she received the most flattering disage of fifteen, she made her debut in tinctions. She was honoured with the first parts of the serious opera; innumerable marks of the most graand not withstanding her youth; and cious condescension from the queen, her little familiarity with the stage, to whom she was particularly re. she maintained her reputation by the commended by the princess of Brazil. singular merit of her voice, though From Spain she went to Paris, where she had to undergo a comparison the same admiration and applause with singers of the most consummate attended her. talents. Her fame soon spread all

Madame Catalani is about twenty: over Europe, and she was not suf- five years of age. She possesses a fered to remain long in Italy. She very agreeable person: her figure was induced to visit Portugal, and indeed, might serve as a passport to remained for a considerable time at a much inferior voice, and of course Lisbon. In that city the wonderful it will not diminish the effect of one talents which nature had bestowed that is excellent. She is of the midon her were cultivated, and carried dle stature; her figure is very inter: to the highest perfection. In fact, esting, active, easy, and graceful she unites in herself all the great Her face is oval, and full of female qualities which excite our admira- delicacy and expression. In a con. tion when separately distributed to cert, Madame Catalani is the only other artists. 'Her voice is equally singer; no other voice either of

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