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At Exmouth, by the rev. Mr. Fel. to' mi's Smart, daughter of Richard lowes, Mr. Charles Freeman, son of Smart, esq. of Lamb's Conduit-street. John Freeman, esq. of Corwhill, Lon. 16. At Edinburgh, Robert Hardie, don, to Eliza, second daughter of Eu esq. of Kelsu, to miss Miller, of Lonmund Burke, esq.

don. April 2. Mr. Charles Lestourgeon, At St. George's, Hanover-square, of Edmonton, to miss Elizabeth Bur. lieut, colonel Rcade, of the Bengal esta. bidge, daughter of J. Burbidge, esq.blishment, to miss Reade, only daughter of Tottenham.

and heiress of the late Thomas Reade, At Quart church, Salop, Harriot, sixth esq. of Little Stoke, Oxford. daughter of William Whitmore, esq. Win. Phillimore, esq. of Lincoln'sof Dudmaston, to Elias Isaac, of Wor- inn, to miss Almeria Thornton, young.

est daughter of the late Godfrey Thorn, In Dublin, Ilans Hamilton, esq.

ton, esq. of Musgahanger, BedfordM. P. for the county of Dublin, to miss

shire. Arne Mirchell, daughter of Hugh Henry Mitchell, esq.

At Beckenham, in Kent, Brownlow Matthew, of Clanville Lodge, Hants,

DEATHS. 1sq. to miss Naylor.

At Stamford, Lincolnshire, Thomas Jones, of Brecon, South Wales, to miss Aone Sharpe, ot Stamford.

March 19. At his chambers, in LinMr. Wm. Green, to miss Dance, of coln's-inn, at an advanced age, Walter the Crown inn, Ludlow.

Long, e:q. bencher of that honourable Hugh Gordon, esq. late of Madras, society, and senior judge of the sheriff's 10 miss Elizabeth Forbes, daughter of

court of the city of London. W'm. Forbes, esq. of E ht.

After a short illness, Anna Ma. 4. Ac West Malling, Berks, William

ria, third daughter, of j. Nailer, esq. Henry Douce, esq. third son of the late Queen-square, aged 19. Thomas Augustus Douce, esq. to miss

Mrs. Cuff, wite of Joseph Cuff, esq. Jane Downman, third daughter of lieut. Whitechapel. colonel Downman, of the royal ar

At Chertsey, in Surrey, Mrs. Sutillery.

sannah Wapshott, aged 65, wife of Ai Acton church, James Wolfe Mur. Richard Wapshoti, esq. of that place. ray, of Cringlebe, esq. in Scotland, to In Doughty-street, Mrs. Moore, wimiss Isabella Strange, eldest daughter

dow of Mr. Philip Moore, of Doctor's of James Sirange, e q. in the service

Communs. of the honourable East-India company,

26. At Brenchley, after a long ill. on the Madras establishment.

ness, Mrs. Katharine Foster, aged 66. Ac S. George's Hanover-square,

Ac ine house of sir M. Cnolmely, Mr. Francis Dis' Anges, third son of barr. Mrs. Harrison, ine lady of John William Des' Anges, esq. of Spital. Harrison, esq. of Norton piace, Lincoln. helds, to miss Amelia Kust, Eldese shire, and mother to lady Cholmely. daughter of George Kuse, esq. of Chi. April 3. In the 70th year of his age, chester.

at his sea at Santon Downham, Suffuik, At Edmonton, James Lonsdale, esq.

Charles Sloane, earl Cadegan, viscount artist, of Store-street, Bedford-square, Chelsea, and a trustee of the British to miss Thornton, of Southgate.

Museum. His lordship is succeeded in 10. George Couper, esq. of Lin. his titles and estates by his son, Charles coln's-inn, barrister at law, to miss

Henry viscount Chelsea, now carl CaMary Justina Marina Lloyd, of Deal- dogan, castle, Peinbrokeshire.

At Puntonville, Mrs. Robinson, the 41. Ar St. George the Martyr, Queen. widow of the late George Robinson, Sejare, Mr. Wm. Baker, of Limcuvue, esq. of Paternoster-row.










For MAY, 1807.



1 The Unexpected Declaration, 231 15 Colonel Vassall and Captain Keit,
2 Solitary Walks in a Cuuntry Church.

233 | 16 The Stroller,

3 Letter to J. M. L.

235 17 Anecdote of Signora Tosi, 271 4 Signor Naldi,

236 18. POETICAL ESSAYS—The Spaniel's 5 Miscellaneous Observations, 236 Petition Address to a Blackbird 6 Harriet Vernon; or, Characters fouin -Stanzas on the cutting down of a real Life,

237 favourite Elm-Tnc old Cat's Pe7 A Night Walk in May, 246 titionen Jeminin-Acrostics 8 Alphons and Almira,


Hand-bill of a Scut. h Innkeeper9 Letters to a young Lady, .

253 To Miss T. Y.-Song, Caublich 10 Account of the new Opera, called Nolan'-Sunner-Ode on the Ap

* Peter the Great;'or, 'Wooden proach of Spring-Stanzas

272276 11 The Elville Family Secrets, 256 19 Foreign News,

277 12 London Fashions,

20 Home News,

280 13 Parisian Fashions,

21 Births,

283 14 On the Progress of Sociery and 22 Marriages,

Manners in Scotland,

23 Deaths,



This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates : Vy The UNEXPECTED DECLARATION.


4 An elegant new PATTERN for the BORDER of a VEIL.


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

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WE are much obliged to W.M. T. for his communications; we have no doubt that the long Poem he speaks of may be inserted, perhaps at once, at any rate at twice, and shall be very happy to receive it,

We hope S. Y. will not overlook the notice, annexed to one of his pieces in the poetical department.

Belinda's Essay is intended for our next,

R. P's. pieces were received, but require revision.

We entertain a very favourable opinion of C. D.'s specimen, and hope we shall hear again from him.

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FOR MAY, 1807.



(With an elegant Engraving.) THE first temptations and in- panions, they invariably took part clinations to swerve from the paths with each other. When they had of honour and propriety of conduct attained to more mature years, the ought to be carefully guarded against, same disinterested friendship contiand firmly resisted, as otherwise we nued between them; and though may insensibly be led into the most they were now sometimes separated reprehensible errors, the effects of from each other for considerable inwhich may prove fatal to all our tervals, an espistolary corresponda futare peace and happiness. ence maintained their inviolable con

Charles Euston and Frederic Bar. nection; and their temporary sepalow, having been educated in the rations seemed only to render their same public seminary, had contracted attachment to each other still more an intimacy with each other which close and strong. increased every day into the closest When a few years had thus passed connection, and with their ripening on, a more tender and more forcible years produced the warmest and most passion than that of friendship arose in enthusiastic friendship. In their ihe breast of Mr. Euston. He had seen youthful sports they were inseparable, Amelia Warton. He saw, and he and they seemed to possess their little admired; he admired, and he loved; property in common. Neither could he loved, and he sought her approbawant any thing that belonged to the tion of his passion. This his sincere other, for the moment his wish was and natural expression of his ardent discovered by his companion it was affection soon obtained; for Ameat his disposal. In their business in lia was no coquetre, and a stranger the school, each aided the other to to affectation. With a most delithe utmost of his ability; and in cate modesty, and in a language ang little dispute with their com. which the heart well understands,


she gave her consent that he should cially when it could only be done by love her; and Mr. Euston felt a acting in the most treacherous manhappiness utterly unknown to him ner towards the man with whom he before. He seemed as it were to be had always lived in habits of the born into a new world, a strictest and most ardent friendship. world of transcendent felicity.

But Mr. Barlow did not attempt In his next letter to his friend to restrain his reprehensible passion, Frederic, he communicated to him but suffered it to-ilirease upon him his happine:s. He described bis till he formed the perfidious design to lovely Amelia in the most glowing supplant, if possible, his friend. He and rapturous language. - He expa- found some opportunities of being tiated on the delicacy of her man with Amelia when Mr. Euston was ners, the gentleness of her disposition, not present, for the generous dispoand the benign goodness of her heart. sition of the latter prevented his In short, she formed almost the only perceiving or even suspecting the subject of his letter ; for as he could designs of his now treacherous friend. think of nothing else, so of nothing On these occasions he always spoke to else could he wsite.

her very slightingly of Mr. Euston, A short time after Mr. Barlow and endeavoured to insinuate that he made a visit to his friend Euston, and was by no means the man he appearwas by him iutroduced to the idol of ed to be either in character, disposihis heart, the charming : Amelia. tion, or property. When he hoped Fatal, alas! was the introduction to that by these suggestions he had all the parties. Mr. Barlow had made some impression on her, he smiled ai the panegyric of his friend took an opportunity, when they were George,on the beauties and admirable alone in a park near the residence of qualities of his mistress ; he had Mr. Euston, to throw himself in a taken tit for merely the rhapsody of suppliant posture, and make a most a lover who bad been :blinded to de- vehement declaration of his passion. tects by his passion : but when Amelia , was thunder-s! ruck, and her beheld Amelia, he was so struck stond like one almost deprived of al the first sight of her, that all the sense. When she had recovered hereulogiums of his friend appeared to self a little from the first shock, she him poor and barren, in comparison endeavoured to get from him: but he with her excellence. The more he forcibly detained, her, and behaved as gazed, and the more he conversed if frantic; while she trembled in the with-her, the more he admired ber; utmost agitation, and cried out aloud and this admiration soon became a for assistance, under the strongest immost violent passion, which might be pressions of fear for her person. called love, could that name be given It chanced that at this very time to what is contrary to every obliga- Mr.Euston had unexpectedly returned tion of honour, to' every claim of bome, and was come into the park in friendship. Though the solemo quest of bis dear Amelia and bis union of hands had not absolutely friend, He.htard her.cries with taken place between Mr. Euston and equal astonishment and alarm, and Amelia, Mr. Barlow knew well that hastily rushing forwards to the spot, their hearts were pledged to each found that his bosom friend, in whom other; and his conscience could not he never could bave conceived the exbu: tell him that it was base and even istence of treachery,was the author of criminal in no small degree to at the assault., Page and indignation tempt to break such a bond, espe. on the part of Mr. Euston, surprise

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