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Dollars, and an entire township of land, in recompense of his signal BANKRUPTS.
services to the Republic in the revolutionary war. This donation reJ. Harmar, Great Surrey-street, Southwark, stove-manufacturer. Solici-flects the highest honour on the national feeling of the United
tors, Messrs. Bartlet and Beddome, Nicholas-lane, Lombard-street. J. Kingham, Croydon, linen-draper. Solicitor, Mr. Fisher, Walbrook
States; and even the length of time that has elapsed since the buildings, Walbrook
period of the General's services to America, carries with it a reW. Rowe; Plymouth, jeweller. Solicitor, Mr. Sole, Gray's Inn-square.
flection peculiarly gratifying to him; namely, that be has mainW. Bales, Newmarket, innkeeper. Solicitor, Mr. Hunt, Craven-street. tained, during a long life, so high a character for consistency and D. Rees, Liverpool, mercbant. Solicitor, Mr. Chester, Staple Inn. public virtue, that the gratitude and affection of a great pation of G. Pescodd, Southover, Sussex, miller. Solicitor, Mr. Gwynne, Lewes. freemen are as warm towards him as ever. The Courier affects to J. Nichols, Hunter-street, Brunswick-square, upholsterer. Solicitor, sneer at the lateness of the reward, and asks, what would have been Mr. Hutchinson, Crown-court, Threadneedle-street...lt
done for the General, bad he remained quietly in Europe. This is R. Howe, Haymarket, job, master. Solicitors, Messrs. Timbrell and pitiful work. The hireling is not ignorant, that the United States are
Roberts, Macclesfield-street, Soho.
but just emerging from the financial embarrassments occasioned by
Solicitor, Mr. Sharp, Upper North-place, Gray's Inn-road.
two struggles against the injustice of the British Goveroment; that the G. Brimmer, Strand-lane, stationer. Solicitors, Messrs. Brookes and
Republic would neither have been warranted in offering, nor could Grane, John-street, Bedford-row.
LA FAYETTE have honourably accepted, a grant of money which A. A. Paris, Long-acre, printer. Solicitor, Mr. Curtis, Bridge-street, would have pressed upon the shattered finances of the givers. The Blackfriars.
pretence, that the people of the United States would have forgotten J. B. Benelli, Regent-street, dealer. Solicitors, Messrs. Rogers and their obligations to the illustrious Frenchman, is triumphantly disSons, Manchester-buildings, Westminster.
proved by the enthusiastic reception he has met with among them; H. R. Rowland, Green-lanes, Tottenham, stationer. Solicitor, Mr.
yet it is quite natural, that his presence has called forth their affectionHarmer, Hatton-garden, er
ate feelings in a greater degree, and produced this last practical proof J.T. Morgan, Arlington-place, St. John's-street-road, jeweller. Solicitor, l of their esteem more promptly, than would have been the case, had Mr. Niblett, Cheapside.
inson, Leicester, draper. Solicitors, Messrs. Wigglesworth and the continued to reside in another hemisphere." Ridsdale, Gray's lon-square, T. Sparks and J. Bailey, Chandos-street, drapers Solicitors Messrs. The Moniteur of the 10th contains an order for a levy of 60,000 men Gates and Hardwick, Caleaton-street.
of the class of 1824. Bonaparte's annual levies, we think, were about E. Arnold, Upper York-street, Bryanstone-square. baker Solicitor. | 80,000, when he was master of Europe ; and one of the boons which Mr. Harding, London-wall. : 1)
Louis promised France, as the consequence of his restoration, was relief
from the scourge of the conscription ! The Funds.—The English market remaiós very steady, Consols ex
Bourbon BIGOTRY ---Bigotry and intolerance are rapidly raising their periencing very little tluctuation. There was a considerable operation life of Louis, we believe, that the Minisļer of Interior, Corbrere, supe
heads under the balcyon reign of Charles the 10th. It was during the on Columbian Bonds, in consequence of the factitious arrival from New York, but people recovered their recollection, and the Bonds their ori
pressed the Lancasterian schools, founded by private benevolence, because ginal price, in nearly the same rapid manner, although, as might be
it was part of his plan to give the Jesuits a monopoly of ihe business of expected, the market in these securities remains heavy. The Greek
education. This concession has whelted the appetite of the elergy; and securities keep up, notwithstanding the reports of internal dissensions,
as the present King is still more priest-ridden ihan his predecessor, they and the French Rentes have experienced a slight depression.
are of course planning new encroachments. Marriage, which is at
The various Mining Shares continue to look downward.
present in France what it ought to be-a civil contract-is, it seems, to Consols 94%
be made a religious ordinance, Such a regulation, though not necessary, New 4 per cents. 106 Reduced 9117 Consols for Account 943
might be considered harmless-ifallinen were Christians, and Christians 35 per cents. reduced 1013
of one profession. But this never will be the case, and, therefore, whatAustrian Bonne nyin' FOREIGN SECURITIES.
ever shape the projet may assume, it is quite certain that, like all laws Buenos Ayres Bonds, 92 11 Mexican Bonds, 81}
made under similar circumstances, it will become an engine in the hands Chilian Bonds 89% 89184
Ditto for Acc. S1113
of the dominant sect for oppressing its rivals. This, however, is not the ci 1 Prussian Bonds, 1802, 994 Colombian Bonds, 1821, 90 1 1 Russian Bonds, 1822, 968 al
only offering which the bigotry of the monarch is about to make to the Ditto Acc. 91 904 Greek Bonds for Acc. 574 Portuguese Bonds, 89%
ambition of the Church. On ihe 4th of January, the Minister of Justice Spanish Consols, 204 I Peruvian Bonds, 85
introduced the projet of a law for punishing sacrilege. Nothing sounds
more plausibly. What pious man would say a word in defence of so The very useful letter respecting the formation of JURIES, from an OLD
great a crime True, but who are to define what constitutes sacrilege! SÜBSCRIBER, has been received, aná will be used for the purpose desired by
--Crafty Jesuits and intolerant priesty--who give this odious name to the patriotic writer.
acts levelled, not against Christianity, but against the mummeries and G. G.'s kind and interesting LETTER has been received. . .
deceptions which they practise in its name. This infamous law breathes
the bloody and intolerant spirit of the 14th century in all its rankness. THE EXAMINER.
There are shameful statutes in our own code, we believe, on the subject of blasphemy and sacrilege, but the influence of opinion has made then
a dead letter; and no British Statesman would dare, at the present day, tai LONDON, Jan. 23, 1825.
to propose such enactments as the following. The projet declares, i.
That the pyx, the ostensoir, the paten, and the chalice, used in the cereTHE only feature in foreign intelligence this week, is a contrariety of monies of religion, are sacred utensils.-2. Every overt act committed rumour and fabrication in reference to the reading contest in Peru. voluntarily and through hatred or contempt of religion, on the sacred
the first instance, a statement is furnished of a victory on the part utensils or consecrated walers, is declared a profanation.--3. The profaOI DOLIVAR, with immense loss on both sides. Te vagueness of this nation of the sacred utensils is punished with death._4. The profanation account producing little confidence, the public mind was prepared for
of the consecrated wafers is punished in the same manner' as parricide. much explanation, but is favoured in lieu thereof with an express
How idle is it to boast of the light and liberality of modern times, when contradiction, via New York, in which the scite of action is altogether
such monstrous and revolting propositions are gravely submitted to a body varied, and the victory claimed for CANTERAC and the Royalists. sivling themselves legislators! Wbat an admirable engine does such a
of men sitting in one of the most improved countries in Europe, and Finally, the swelling reports on both sides seem reduced to the fol- law furnish for vexing and harassing Protestants, who may not be always lowing minimum of intelligence. It appears in the Gazeta de Colombia, able to pay those outward joarks of respect to mummeries they despise, I of the 7th Nov. received on Friday:-
which would secure them against the charge of sacrilege. But so it * The Intendant-General at Guayaquil, under date of the 29th of was in the line of Leo the 10th, and so it is in regenerated Europe at
mmunicates, that on the preceding day a vessel arrived at this day. Weak or crafty men surround religion with frauds and foolechacu, alter a voyage of six days, with news that at the period of ries, and then arm themselves with bloody and barbarous laws to protect her sailing an extrordinary courier had arrived th ere from the Liberating themselves from the ridicule or contempt their conduct bas provoked. Army, with intelligence of the victory gained by the President (Bolivar) -Scotsman. on
Apurimac, the result of which has been a loss to Cantarac of IRISH POLITICS PASTORINI'S PROPHECIES." -As we repeated the 1600/mén," :... . . '
substance of Mr. Eneas M.Donnell's charge against the Irish Schools şeless to dwell' upon vague and cont radictory statements of Society and the Protestant clergy (viz, of distributing Pastorini's Pro
TE: The general opinion, is, that a bá ttle has been fought: in phecies themselves, in order to throw the odium of their circulation on which the Royalists have been voorsted ; and that the account from
the Catholic clergy), we think it right to notice a'letter addressed to the New York, which is utterly set aside by knciwn facts, has been a
Morning Chronicle, by, the Rev. Hugh M.Neile, who directly contradicts clumsy, manufacture of some Agents of our Stockjobbers on the
Mr. M.Donnell's account of his speech at the aforesaid Society, and his American side of the water,
subsequent conversation with Mr. M.D. · The Rev. gentleman denies that he attributed the distribution of the Prophecies to the Cabolc
LIBERTY OF TRE PRESS IN INDIA.-The Letters to the Marquis of captive pair are released by the victory of Admiral Rockwardine, the Hastings on this important subject, which Mr. Home alluded to with father of the husband, whose anger at bis marriage had led to the fatal uch prajse in a late debate at the India-house, are written, we find, by voyage in which they were captured, and of course the piece concludes Captain Romeo, a Neapolitan officer, who has suffered much for the happily. It will be seen, that as a vehicle for music, the feelings and cause of liberty in his own country. The soundness of the principles situations are precisely those of the Siege of Belgrade; the Dey (APIO) unfolded in these letters, and the foree of reasoning by which they are maintained, prove that the writer has deeply considered the question ;
are pairing off with the Seraskier; Algernon, the husband, (HORN) with and it gives us great pleasure to see that an Italian as justly appreciates
Cohenburg ; Amanda, the wife (Miss GRADDON) with Catherine ; and the benefits of a free press, as the staunchest advocate for its liberty in
herte in Lauretta (Miss STÉPHENS) with Lilla, a joint parity which includes England.
nearly the whole of the musical character. Now this might be reWe have to announce another deportation of a journalist from India, Igretted, were even the copy, as to story, an improvement of the in the person of Mr. Fair, the editor of the The Bombay Gazette. This original; but such is not the case. As a composer, Mr. BISHOP, gentleman was shipped on board the London, Captain Sotherby, via Cal- merits an open field; and nothing can serve more to prove it, than cutra for England, by order of Government, at the instance of the his labours in this instance, Passion, sentiment, and humour, in their Supreme Court, for having, as is alleged, given an innacurate report of primary modifications, exhibit no great variety; but situation and the its proceedings!-Morning Chronicle. It is again confidently asserted, that Lord Amherst is to be recalled,
associations produced by it are infinite, and the author of the music of
The Fall of Algiers'certainly merits an original story..We apprenend, and to be succeeded by Lord William Bentinck. TAX ON COaus.-A Correspondent wishes that the writer of the Letters
by the wretchedness of the vehicles so often selected, composers are to the Finance Minister (in late numbers of the Examiner) had ivcluded too careless in this respect, by which opera loses great additional among the imposts recommended for repeal, the tax on coals. This tax, attraction, and genius itself an adequate scope. he observes, presses very heavily on the laborious classes of society; and Of this, however, enough; such being the work 'submitted to Mr. independently ofthe wretchedness arising from insefficient fuel, it is highly Bishop, it remains for us to state the result of his exertions; and it is impolitic, as being a tax on production, and enhancing the price of almost pleasant to be able to speak of it as a very decided success. The forte etery species of manufacture. Moreover, it is partial-one portion of the of Mr. Bishop is grace, deep but gentle feeling, and fine expression, country being subject to it, the other exempt. If the coal tax were repealed, most manufactured articles would be cheaper; washing (of
and these he has rendered extremely conspicuous; his defects are a linen) would cost less; even bread and beer could be sold at a lower rate;
careless repetition of previous passages and combinations of his own, and one part of the kingdom would not be unjustly burdened with a
and sometimes of other people, and if, in the present instance, not grievous impost from which the rest is free.
entirely avoided, they are much less obvious than usual. Of his own, SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION OF THE People.-In an article on this subject,
bieni we recognised a slight flavour of “ Bid me discourse,” in a beautiful the Edinburgh Review just published allodes to the encouragement of
air given to Miss STEPHENS, and from other sources, a few passages cheap publications as a very important means of instructing the labouring
from the Siege of Belgrade, excusable if not unavoidable, from the classes, and notices with approbation the undertakings already begun inexact similarity of situation. We also, with a contemporary, recognise this way. “Hume's History has been commenced, and one volume, a tinge of the impression produced by the music of Der Freischütz; but containing about two and a half of the former editions, has been pub so far from wondering at this, or imputing it as a fault, we should rather lished. It is sold for six shillings and sixpence; but it contains a great think lowly of a composer, who having recently quaffed deeply of number of cuts neatly executed: the paper is much better than is necessary, and the printing perfectly well done."
that racy stream, did not exhibit some of the consequences of
The volume alluded to, as our readers are aware, is a collection of sheets originally issued sepa.
the draught. We only wish, that however concocted, Mr. Bishop rately, one or two a week, for ļwo-pence each. Of this plan the Review
had been as fortunate in the selection of powerful and original also speaks with deserved praise. « The method of publishing in num.
impressions to convey. Taken as a whole, the music of the bers is admirably suited to the circumstances of the poor. Twopence is Fall of Algiers is possibly of too sombre a caste, but regarding is easily saved in a week by almost every labourer; and by a mechanic it as the conveyance of nothing particularly new in the complexion sixpence in a week may without difficulty be laid by. Those who have of the melancholy, it is very attractive. The opening chorusDot attended to these malters would be astonished to find how substantial the lamentation of a band of captive christians, afforded a fine proof a meal of information may be had by twopennyworths."-See Edinb. of this fact. There are, however, some very beautiful instances of Rer, No. 81.
the contrary; particularly in a couple of light yet feeling airs, most CREuska.—The election for an Organist for the new church terminated on Friday evening, after a severe contest; when the choice of the parish
exquisitely sung by Miss STEPHENS; in a duet between that lady fell upon Mr. Goss, by a considerable majority.
and Sapio, very admirably executed by both; and in the finales of the It is fomoured that Dr. Stoddart is on the eve of obtaining that which,
first and last acts. Mr. Sapio appears to considerable advantage in judging from his apostacy and his writings, he has been long seeking ;
| the Opera, and is gradually bearing down some very invidious, and Damely, a place; and that the proprietors of the Courier have purchased
we fear interested opposition. His execution of one of the airs, the Nero Times !
“ Yes, 'tis decreed, thou lovely fair," was exceedingly beautiful in his The Rev. C. Colton is now in Paris. When he left England he went first delivery of it, and only inferior in the unanimous encore by à to Hamburgh, and from thence to the United States. He has only lately mistaken endeavour to vary the primitive simplicity. In a duet with returned to Paris.- Morning Hlerald.
Horn, whose powers the composer has evidently studied, he is also very It is reported that one of our beautiful countrywomen, who is nearly
commanding; indeed, the execution of each of these singers in this related to a noble house, has, from pecuniary embarrassments, engaged berself to sing at the Italian Opera, at Paris.-Morning Paper.
spirited composition, was exceedingly finished. A fine bravura, in words Lord Deerhurst was shooting with a party at Lord Foley's, on Satur
a sort of parody of “The Austrian Trumpet,” in the Siege of Belgrade, day; a shot accidentally entered the eye-lid, and occasioned a consider
sung by Mr. Sapio, in a precisely similar situation to that of the able effusion of blood, but the sight of the eye has escaped altogether
Seraskier, betrayed some languor in the performance from previous fron injury, and his Lordship's speedy recovery is anticipated.-Wor
exertion, and as also from its own duration, which at that stage of cester Journal.
the opera was somewhat disproportionate. Of Miss STEPHENS, we SUPERSTITION.-It is difficult to mark the limits of superstition. A have already spoken ; she was in fine voice and sang accordingly. Frenchman travelling in Italy thinks almost every thing superstitious; Some beautiful melancholy airs were very tastefully and chastely oor is he inueh mistaken. The Archbishop of Canterbury asserts that the executed by Miss GraddOn, who was also encored. On the whole, Archbishop of Paris is superstitious; the Presbyterians cast the same looking to the music alone, this Opera has to boast considerable reproach on his Grace of Canterbury, and are in their turn called superstitious by the Quakers, who in the eyes of the rest of Christians, are the
attraction; and with the exception of the overture, being the entire most superstitious of all!--Voltaire-Philosophical Dictionary.
composition of Mr. Bishop, will in no inconsiderable degree advance his well merited reputation.
Upon the acting, we may be brief: HARLEY was most diverting THEATRICAL EXAMINER. as Tourist, the captive servant of Algernon, who determines to publish
bis travels; an altogether stale conception, but rendered very whim
DRURY-LANE sical by the lively powers of the actor. Terry as Admiral RockA new Opera was produced at this theatre on Wednesday evening, wardine, a sea Sir Anthony Absolute, did all that could be done for a intitled The Fall of Algiers. Its merits, as a drama, may be discussed sketchy nonentity. Brown, as an overseer of slaves, the fac-simile of m a few words ; it is a wretched copy from a bad original—the Siege a similar humane personage in Paul und Virginia, was tolerably at of Belgrade. A corsair of a Dey of Algiers—or must we not rather home; while GATTIE made a sort of Useph
home; while Gattie made a sort of Useph ben Mustapha create a ray of the Dey of Algiers*-having captured a young officer and his laugh or two: which was very obliging in the audience, as they have lady, the Mussulman chief falls in love with the latter to desperation, laughed at the same thing so often before. The music can, however, dod employs one of his slaves, whom he knows not to be her husband, support this piece, and it will do so. The songs are written with the to assure her of his own death. The English expedition against usual power bestowed on this species of composition,-- generally
The Algiers defeats the consequence of the discovery of the truth; the mediocre or passable, with now and then a dash of nonsense.
| On Wednesday, Mr. Kean visited Drury-lane theatre, and, with his
friends, remained during the Opera. Mr. Kean took that side of the box IMPERTINENCE OF SMALL CRITICS.- A man of genius and great sensi
| which placed him in full view of the audience during the whole evenbility to beautiful scenery, used to tell of his having visited, at day-break. ! ing. He appeared to be full of spirits, joining in the merrimeut of the a mountain in Wales, that commanded peculiarly charming prospects, in
Opera, and then taking a full view of the company in the house. - Mornorder to view the effects of a sunrise. 'It was unfortunately necessary,
ing Papers. however, to have a Welsh guide, and the Welchman thought himself in
LAW AND Music !_The French boast of having turned their Code. duty bound to explain all the beauties that lay around him. He con
Napoleon into verse; but a German has achieved something much more cluded his long jargon by saying, whilst he pointed to the orb of day,
wonderful. He has not only versified, but set to music the whole Justi" and there you see the sun rising as naturally as possible.” Was not
nian Code of law; and, what is more absurd, it is written with a serious this man a near resemblance to many critics on Shakspeare i-CAMPBELL.
view. The title of this nonsensical production is, Römisch-Juristisches Lectures on Poetry.
Gesangbuch. Leipzig, 1824. Every particular chapter in the code is MADAME PASTA.-When Madame Pasta smiles, a beam of joy seems
set to a popular melody; for instance, ihe rights of persons, to “ Life let to have struck upon her heart, and to irradiate her countenance. Her
us cherish," $0.-Harmonicon for January. whole face is bathed and melted in expression, instead of its glancing
Miss Foote.--Report states, that this actress, whose former salary was from particular points. When she speaks, it is music. When she moves,
Nine Guineas a week, has been engaged at Covent Garden Theatre at it is without thinking whether she is graceful or not. When she weeps,
Twenty Guineas a week! This large augmentation of salary was opposed, it is a fountain of tears, not a few trickling drops, that glitter and vanish
it is said, by one of the Committee of Management ; but his opinion was the instant after. Madame Pasta thinks no more of the audience than
over-ruled, on the same grounds on which the demand was made, the fawn that wounded comes to drink, or the flower that droops in the
namely-the great attraction which her name would possess in consesun, or wags its sweet lead in the gale. She gives herself entirely up to
quence of her late trial !-Nex Times. the impression of the part, loses her power over herself, is led away by
MECHANICS' INSTITUTION-Noble Donation.-On Wednesday night, her feelings, either to an expression of stupor or of artless joy-borrows
Dr. Birkbeck, the worthy President of the Institution, delivered to a beauty from deformity, charms unconsciously, and is transformed into crowded audience a lecture on the Theory of the Winds. The Learned the very being she represents. She does not aci-she is it, looksit, breathes
Gentleman then read a letter from Sir Francis Burdett, stating in bigla it. She does not study for an effect, but strives to possess herself of the
terins his approbation of the Institution, and declaring, that nothing has feeling which should dictate what she is to do, and give birth to the
as yet appeared so well calculated to promote the welfare of the working proper degree of grace, dignity, ease, or force. This alone is true Nature
classes, and be therefore desired Mr. Place the gentleman to whom ibe and true Art.-New Monthly Magazine.
letter was directed) to put his name down for a further subscription of The equalisation of the wine and beer measures, which takes place on
One Thousand Pounds ! --Thunders of applause followed the announcethe 1st of May next, is important. The old wine gallon contained 231 ment of this noble act of generosity. solid inches, and that of beer 282; the new equalised gallon is to contain
St. Luke's, CHELSEA. There is at present a strong controversy in this 277 solid inches, which will be an increase of one-fifth in the size as com
parish, arising from a vacancy in the office of organist. The chief canpared with the old gallon.
didates are Mr. Goss, Mr. Russell, and Mr. Forbes. Four eminent OTHELLO NOT A BLACK.—The News of Literature proposes to get rid mu
musical professors-viz. Horsley, Attwood, Jacob, and Cannon, were of the difficulty arising from the supposed necessity of blackening Othello's appointed to decide upon the merits of the candidates. These professors face, by which much of the play of the countenance on the stage is lost.
were to hear the performance, but not to see the performers, who were It considers it a gross error to make him a negro. “ Othello," it observes,
severally marked by figures. They decided that No. 4, Mr. Goss, was * was a Moor, but not a blackamoor ; and though in the tragedy he is
the best ; No. 5, Mr. Russell, next in merit; and No. 6, Mr. Forbes, called ' an old black ram,' there is no reason to suppose that he was much
inferior to the former two. Mr. Forbes, however, does not submit to this darker than the generality of Spaniards, who indeed are half-moors, and
decision. Mr. Goss was a pupil of Mr. Altwood; yet the latter, while compared with the fair Venetians, he would even then be black. There
he joined with the others in deciding in favour of No. 4, actually conis great variety in the colour of the Moors, and there is no reason why
ceived that Mr. Goss was No. 5, among the competitors. Othello should be of the deepest hue ; swarthy, or tawny, he might be,
Mr. Paixham (a Frenchman) has invented à mortar which throws but not black, nor even so dark as to conceal all change of colour."
bombs horizontally, exactly in the same manner that cannon discharge When men pretend to work miracles, and talk of immediate revela
balls. This bomb-cannon, executed under the orders of the Marquis de tions, of knowing the truth by inspiration, and of more than ordinary
Clermont Tonnerre, was lately proved at Brest. It answered every ex. illumination, we ought not to be frightened with those big words, from
pectation, and carried as far as the largest ship-guns. The bomb went looking what is under them; nor to be afraid of calling those things into
true to the direction, and the effect produced was so powerful, that consi. question, which are set off with high-Rown pretences. From hence it
derable changes are immediately to be made in the naval materiel. In has come to pass, that superstition and idolatry, enthusiasms and impos
consequence of this new invention, large ships will no longer have the tures, have so inuch prevailed in the world. It is somewhat strange,
advantage of crushing smaller vessels without running any risk. A that we should believe men the more, for that very reason upon which
well-directed discharge of one of these bombs may blow up or siok the we should believe them the less !-Claget's Persuasive to an ingenuous
largest ship. Trial of Opinions.
À lady who rouged very highly, inquired of a gentleman, under the David Hume, to induce a young lady, who was very fond of reading
idea of indisposition, how he ihought she looked." The latter replied, novels, to read history, told her that there was no great difference
“ I really cannot tell, Madam, except you uncover your face." between them, in point of falsehood, one being in general almost as true as the other.
LAW. Edmund KEAN.-We shall now proceed to consider the man', not the actor. Mr. Kean is, in person, five feet four inches, thick set, and inclined to corpulency; his hair is dark; his eye not very large, but re
COURT OF KING'S BENCH. markably expressive ; his complexion sallow, and his countenance
Monday, January 17. strongly betraying his Mosaic parentage, but capable of almost every
CRIM. CON.-Cox v. KEAN. variety of expression. His general character is generosity, amounting to
The new aud enlarged Court at Guildhall was crammed, at an early profuseness; an instance of which occurred in his stripping off his great
hour this morning, in every quarter, to bear this trial, which was an action coat on a snowy night, and wrapping it round a miserable mendicant.
brought by Mr. Alderman Cox, late banker and gold-refiner, against Mr. Of his courage he has evinced many instances, but he is notoriously
Edmund Kean, tragedian, for criminal conversation with Plaintiff's wise tyrannical, and easily accessible to flattery; his faults are mostly of the
Charlotte Cox.--The damages were laid at 20001. head, his virtues of the heart. It has been Mr. K.'s ruin to prefer low Mr. DENMAN led for the Plaintiff, and he described the Defendant as a society to intercourse with rank and genius; and the Coal 'Hole. the person who had long occupied the very first place in the first rank of a 0. P. and P.S. and the Antelope, White Hart-yard, were the places
| profession, which brought its members constantly before the public. Mr. where he disgraced himself and his profession, however largely he may
Kean, he said, was performing at Dorchester some years ago, when Mr. have contributed to the duty upon brandy. It is but justice for us to
Cox discovered his talents, then unknown, invited him to bis house, and state, that Kean's urbanity and generosity to the poorer members of the introduced him to the notice of all his friends. In 1805, Mr Cox, then & profession, is peculiar and magnanimous.—Mr. Kean is an entertaining
widower, and about 33 years of age, married his present wife, then Miss companion, and sings with taste and expression ; his voice is a tenor,
Newman, who was about 21. She was a lady of Westinorland, of good peither very extensive nor powerful ; bis falsetto is particularly please | family and fair prospects as to fortune. In 1812, he removed from Dor: ing; he accompanies himself on the piano-forte with more taste than
chester to London, and the following year be formed that intimacy with skill; he is a tolerable mimic, and embodies Incledon and Braham with Mr. Kean which led to the present proceedings. Mr. Cox was then & effect. His taste in gastronomy is not epicurean, a rump-steak being his proprietor of Drury-lane theatre, and felt much pleasure in aiding in Mt. favourite repast. His memory is particularly retentive; his fencing is Kean's success, which he had himself before predicted. Mrs. Cox, having universally admired, and he dances with ease and elegance. His first | a cultivated mind, was also a great admirer of the drama, and frequently salary at Drury-lane theatre was 81. per week, which was, after his per- / went to the theatre to witness Mr. Kean's performances. Mr. Kean visited formance of Richard, doubled ; since that period it has been gradually | at Mr. Cox's house with his wise and family, and an honest confidence raised to 30l, on terms to play thrice a week, and if required to do more, I was reposed in his bonour and gratitude. At what period the guilty intera 101. extra for every additional night. His benefits (save one, which he course began, was not exactly known, but, from ihe discovered letters, gave to the starving Irish) have all been exceedingly productive.- [From it must have been carried on for six or seven years. Mr. Cox was a mau
prevent any suspicion on his part. The appalling discovery was made in friend and benefactor, and who could thus allude to his reverses, was living March last, when Mr. Cox immediately quitted his house, which he did in habitual adultery with his wife? « But I see, gentlemen (said Mr. Bot refers to until Mrs. Cox bad retired from it. On bis return, he dis. Denman) that no comment of mine is necessary that you perceive the covered a mass of letters in his wife's cabinet, which disclosed the full artifices to which the defendant has resorled and that you feel justly extent of her guilt. They were directed in various names, but it was indignant at such great, such almost unexampled treachery. You feel it abundantly clear that they were all 'addressed to the lady in whose pos- due to the plaintiff, to society, and to justice, to mark your sense of that session they were found. The earliest was dated from Lyon, April, 1820, conduct by your verdict." ; zod it clearly showed that the writer bad triumphed over the virtue of the Witnesses were then examined for the plaintiff.--Mr. Hemming, Mr. lady addressed. In this he called her “dearest of women,” and anticipated Fellowes, and Mr. Wheeler, all testified that Mr. and Mrs. Cox had lived the moment when be sbould " hold his dear little Charlotte in bis arms." Logether in a very affectionate manner.-Mr. Blenkinsop, in the house of la the following year, Mr. Kean went to America, and from thence he Coutts, proved that the love-letters were in Mr. Kean's hand-writing wrote again, calling her bis “ dear little love," and concluding in the | They were then read and we select from them the following as speciwords of Hamlet
mens :« Doubt that the stars are fire,
Mrs. Allen, to the care of Mrs. Price, Martlett-court, Bow-street, “ Doubt tbat the sun can move,
London. “ Doubt truth to be a liar,
Lynn, 4th (post-mark, Lynn, 5th April, 1820.) “ But never doubt, I love." (A laugh.)
DEAREST OF WOMEN,- It is the trick of letter-writing to panegyrise La etber letters, he suggested great caution, and poioted out ways of fine couotries, to comment on antiquities, to relate anecdotes, and in toto avaiding detection; which proved, Mr. Denman said, that the plaintiff to tell your correspondent that you are a person of great observation. was kept in complete ignorance of the intercourse. On the 22d of
Now, as I do not aspire to that character, and my pen is guided only by Jascary, 1823, when matters were drawing to a crisis, he addressed ber
iny beart, I shall tell my dearest Charlotte that I have been so lost in the # " his darling little love," and expressed his readiness to receive her
thoughts of her, since I left London, that I have paid no other circumstance far ever. "All I ask,” said he, “ is, that when you leave your husband's
the least attention. My dear, dear girl, every mile that bore me from you house, you will bide yourself for a few months, till the bue and cry is
convinced me how dear you was to my heart, 'every day I have passed ever, that I may not be suspected; you know if the stolen goods are not
without you, how essential you are to my happiness.--I am satisfied we load on the thief, ibere can be no conviction." (Great laughter, in
were formed for each other, the assimilation of disposition in all its chazkich the Lord Chief Justice and the Bar heartily joined:) But ibe stolen
racters proclaim it, and I could, if I was not a pbilosopber, revile most goods were found on hiin! (Renewed laughter. The defendant pro.
impiously the fate that has given you to another; bit to answer some of creded to appoint a meeting near the Diorama-and assured her she should | your darling questious-the theatre was last night crowded to excess, and have whatever money she wanted ; aud concluded « you will find in me a ) the applause as enthusiastic as it could be for the country ; but Charlotte brer, fatber, husband, friend :" to which was added the old quotation from did not hear it-the neighbourhood of Lynn is beautiful—the walks en. Hamlet. At last the anticipated « hue and cry” was raised, and the thief chanting-Charlotte does not partake of them; thus every thing that I was detected with tbe stolen goods on him. This took place in March, might enjoy bears with it a counterpoise of mortification. Our separation 1823; and, up to this period, Mr. Cox, living in affectionate barmony 1 is, however, but transient. I have not yet made any arrangement for the with bis wife, was utterly blioded to her frailty. The servants bad a next week, and consequently expect to returu on Sunday, and hold my Fuspicion that all was not right; but they dreaded to tell the fatal secret.
dear little girl in my arins Fly swift, ye hours.” But should any cirAt last, after many manœuvres, in the absence of her husband, Mrs. Cox
cumstance interfere with this, I shall let you know. And now, my dear, constated to receive Mr. Keág at Wellington-street, where she resided.
dear girl, banish from your mind every supposition of a change in my Arrangements were wade to prevent discovery, and to give time for Mr.
affections; they are unalterable ; from the first inoment I saw you I loved; Atau's escape. He came-he slept there--circumstances occurred which
every hour that passion bas increased, and in the possession of your heart left no doubt of the criminality of the intercourse; but Mr. Cox returned
I acknowledge with gratitude that I bare obtained the very summit of my Delore the arrangements for concealment were in full activity, and a dis.
wishes-do not doubt me, Charlotte, I write you from my heart, a heart cleture was the consequence.-10 Jan. 1823, Mr. Kean had an engage.
overflowing with love, for a heart that while it beats shall own no other Dent in the West of Euglaod, and the Plaiutiff, bis wife, and others, went
mistress. Dear, dear, dear Girl, more than fame, more than wealth, sib bin into the country. While there, Mr. Cox saw something which
more than life, more than Heaven, I love you. I have received your clciled unpleasant feelings respecting his wife aud Mr. Kean, and look
charming letter, do come if you can !!! octustua to speak to him on ibe subject. What tben passed he bad no
Crown Inn. Beau of proving, as no witness was present; but bis conduct could not be Mrs. Charlotte Allen, care of Mrs. Price, No. 1, Craven-buildings, mistakes. Mr. and Mrs. Cox bad left the party and returned to London,
near Wych-street, Drury.lane, London. whiler Mr. Kean sent the following letter addressed to the lady, under
April 5, ( America). the cade of Mrs. Simpson. It bore the post-mark, “ Exeter, Jan. 6, How sball I thank my darling little girl, for all her solicitude and 1523:"-"My dear little imprudent Girl,-Your incaution has been very attection, and how shall I tell her
affection, and how shall I tell her how much I love ber, and how great my dcar bringing our acquaiotance to the most lamentable crisis. Of course, desire to have her once more in my arms? in my beart she reigns trium* (mething Mr. Cox) will show you the letter i bave written bim : phant, and ever will reign there, while one pulsation throbs to recollecappear to countenance it, and let him think we are never to meet again, tion. Indeed, love, I sincerely repent of my folly in restraining you frons
sa dojag he has lost a friend : leave all further arrangements to me. your wishes ; there is not a night or day passes but some pleasing rememmi desires her best wishes to you, notwithstanding ber anger, she brance makes me say, if she was but here! Indeed, Charlotte, I love you
of your conduct before him. Love shields tbe object of its wishes, -dearly love you, and though I always thougbt I did, the mortification of Hot exposes it. All shall be shortly as you wish."-Here, then, was a absence most powerfully convinces me ; your charming letters are a great Spicion excited, a plan laid to remove it, and a manifest proof ibat ibe source of delight and instruction to me, as of course my feelings are deeply
wa lad been, till then, completely deceived, and that the parties interested in the success of Drury-laue, and I receive all the events with Creaded detection. But wbat would the Jury think of the letter written double satisfaction when they come from you, as I am well assured you Lbout the same time to ibe plaintiff-tbe letter which his wife was “ to inquire into them only for my gratification; it will be soine time before motenance," and wbich was to render the delusion faster than ever? It I shall thank my little darling in person. I stay another year in America, pe the same post-mark with the last :-"My dear Cox,- have been and the only way we have to reconcile it is, that it is to my interest. F avsly consideriag the mass of nonsense uttered by us the two last nights
shall sail from New York to Liverpool on ihe 16th of next April, anno - sbory. I must own likewise they bave given me great uneasi. 1822. Oh, wbat joy I shall then feel in clasping my dear, dear Charlotte
"bare paid more attention to your family than any other to my heart! You ask me what mouey I am making? My love, it is aalbtances, the sibiple motive was to show the world ibat | valued my almost incredible. I ain living in the best style, travelling magnificently, us as much in adversity, as when I shared their hospitality in their
and transmittiog to England one thousand pounds each mouth.-It gives perly. I am sorry my conduct has been misconstrued, as tbe inference we great pleasure to tud Ellist
we great pleasure to find Elliston is doing so well; from bis great kindness * leworthy of yourself-he--and a being whose conduct I am sure is
and indulgence lo me, be is entitled to my best wishes; it is likewise kuin peaceable. To remove all doubts on the subject, and to counteract doubly fortunate for me, as he cannot have any scruples in granting me
Sects of iusidious uen, I shall beg leave to withdraw a friendship an exieusion of my leave of absense. It is pleasing to find London does wered toworthy by suspicion."-Had be paused here, was it possible | not forget me, though the musical phenomenon may have cast a temporary
anything to be better calculated to remove suspicion, than this air of cloud over the tragic meteor of the dramatic bearisphere. Well, but bow ed honour-this protest of apyry and insulted friendship-ibis iudiy. do you do? Are you in health ? Are you in spirits ? What are your worawal of an intimaev the motives of wbich were tou dure to bear | occupatious ? No flatterers about you, I hope. Do not let any one rival
But ibis was not all. Mr. Kean proceeded and let the Jury or, at all events, supersede me in your affections. I bare now, Cbarlotte,'
is owo peo his owo character as written agaiost bimself-"1 dis passionately and reflectively placed my whole heart and soul upon ve the worst of villains, if I could take that man by the band while you !!! It may perhaps be burdensome to you, for I am jealous-very dlag towards him an act of injustice.. You do not know we, Cox" jealous. I know, as yet, I bave no cause ; but absence is sometimes dane le spoke truly, indeed!) « mine are follies, not vices; it has been gerous. I have given up all the frivolities of my pature, rejected all
Lo do all the good I could in the world; and when I'am called to correspondences that could interfere with your feelings. I have thought
or burue, my memory may be blained, but not despised. Wish of you with the affection of a lover, and with the admiration of a frieod; - wetery blessing the world can give you, believe we nothing less I have weighed the inconie
| I have weighed the incontestible proui's of your love; have dwelt with Vas it possible after this I rapture on the retrospection of the most happy moments of my life spent
through life when imperious duty does not interfere, I am, my dear Mrs. Simpson, care of Miss Tidswell, 12, Tavistock-row, Covent-garden, Charlotte, unalterably, determinately, and affectionately your's,
(Post-mark, 27th August, 1822.) Mrs. Allen, care of Mrs. Price, No. 1, Craven-buildings, Drury.lane. My DBAR, DBAR, DEAR LITTLE B***,- do declare, when I next see
August 18, (Post-mark, Hastings-August 21, 1821.) you, I will whip MY DARLING LOVE,You must be aware how very difficult it is to get What do you cry for? And, what! do you fear me? Impossible! A one moment to myself; the eyes of Argus may be eluded, but those of a being with much less penetration than yourself can too plainly perceive jealous wife impossible: even now I am on tenter-hooks. I expect the my soul is centered in you. Every hour of my life but teaches me that alt door forced open, “and what are you writing," the exclamation-or Susan the world without you, my dear, my darling Charlotte, is valueless. Yus to see if every thing is comfortable, or Charles with a handful of endear. know this too, and yet you love to tease me. Do not give way to these ments for his dear papa, all tending precisely to the same thing--what is follies: the world indulges me with quite my share of vexations, and it he about? I shall therefore only say, here, there, or any where, I love will be too hard to find thorns in the bosom that I dy to for shelter. I love you, dearly love you, and so, for ever, ever, ever.
you, my dear, so much, ibat Fame, my former mistress, has turned jealous
of you, and blows her trumpet so discordantly, it rather appals than The same Direction..
pleases; nay, she has more than once threatened to throw it from ber
(Post-mark, Dec. 31, 1821.) altogether, or fly to some one whose heart was undivided. We must not MY DARLING LITTLE LOVE,I am acting every night, and rehearsing drive the capricious damé to extremities--I hope you got your plaid safe, every morning. The weather is bad. The houses not great. I am not and like it. 'I am a bad judge of these things; but it appeared to me very well, but as much in love with Little Breeches as ever, and so shall handsome. I asked for the dearest, aod so it must be the best-hey have continue in secula in seculorum.
not yet arrived, but I suppose they are on the way. I sball not see you,
darling, till late in the November : before I come to town, I wish you to Mrs. Alleyn, care of Miss Tidswell, 12, Tavistock-row, Covent-garden, take, in your name of Simpson, some small house either at Camden Town, London.-(Post.paid).
Kentish, or on the Surrey side of London (furnished) where we may neet . June 19, damned town, unnoticed and unknown; this to be a secret from erery one but Tidswell
(Post-mark Bath, June 20, 1822.) and yourself. I shall write at full upon this subject before I come to MY LITTLE DARLING Love, I am in such a vortex of perplexities and London-the fewer we trust the better. I told you I was ill, but I am mortifications, that I can scarcely collect my thoughts sufficiently to thank getting better, shall be quite well by November, and then, iny darling you for your letter, and to tell you how much I love you ; it is now, my little dear, hey for kisses and blisses.-Be a good girl, and do not fret, or dearest girl, I wish for you, now that I am suffering under the most painful remember the whipping. I am playing to overflows every night. sensations of wounded pride, and the evident dupe of determined scoundrels, my mind, boiling with rage and grief, wants now my own dear Mrs. Alleyn, care of Miss Tidswell, 12, Tavistock-row, Covent-garden. darling, my love, to condole with ; my fevered head wants rest in the Tuesday, Birmingham (Post mark, Birmingham, 25th Dec 1822.) bosom of my Charlotte. Indignation, resentment, and all the passious of MY DARLING LITTLE Love,--Make haste, you b***, and come to me; the furies guides my band while I tell you, that in this infernal city, wbere the clouds have dispelled, and the sun shines again upon my endeavours. I was a few years since the idol of the people, my evdeavours are totally I want you now to cuddle and laugh, as much as before I needed your failing. I have not yet acted one nighi to the expenses. Come to me, condolence-Saturday is a long day; but, however, I must be patient, darling, come to me, or I shall go mad. You must put off Tidswell; the everything is prepared for you-I am at the Swan ; tell Jack, if he brings carriage will not hold us all; if I should ever return to London, I will give you by the coach, to take your places only to the stage, before you como her a jaunt to some of the environs, but if my provincial career is followed to Birmingham, and enter the town in a chaise; it is less liable to obser. up by this terrible sample-Heaven or Hell must open for me. I bore vation, and increases respect. God bless my love, my darling, my life my elevation with philosophy, I feel I cannot long submit to the opposite- | itself!
1 September 21, Newry. meet me as soon as possible at Birmingham (that is as soon as safety will My Dear Love, It is a true sayiog, that much may hap bel ween the permit) and believe me, dearest girl, that I love you to distraction, and in | cop and the lip. When I had promised myself the rapture of your emheart I am, solely yours for ever, ever, ever, ever.
braces, in come two damgable quarrelling managers and set it all on
one side. The fact is, two managers hold the Belfast tbeatre; one has Mrs. Simpson, care of Miss Tidswell, 12, Tavistock-row, Covent-garden,
the keys of the building, the other has me in writien possession ; neither London.
will resign their pretensions, and so “ between two stools down falleth the Friday, Aug. 5, (post-mark, Aug. 8, 1822.) dish." The termination of my Irish career will therefore be in LondonMY HEART STRINGS-Tbat you are mistress of my heart and fate every derry, t
derry, the 4th of October, and most likely shall be in Loodon by the 9tb. moment of my life confirms the world, without you, appears one vast and / So these
So these . . . . have . . 5001. and the gloomy dungeon, and your letters are as sun beams through the grating delight of having you two or three days sooper ; but as it will be but two of my prison-house. I dwell on them with admiration ; I fancy I am or three days have patience-perhaps I may get some engagements pear free, and for a moment I am basking in the foll meridian of my wishes- London ; and then, my little love, bey for kisses and blisses. Chip the deliriom subsides-I see the barriers that encompass me--my sur with desires his best regards. This is a black Sunday; all are damped misedrawn (yourself)--and all is left to shade and desolation. Oh, God! | rable: it is an infernal life.
Direct Londonderry ; Charlotte, how i love you. If such a feeling is a crime, why are we given
| LITTLE BREECHES.
I open there the 29th. it? I did not seek it: the Power that will condemn has placed you in
Dec 9, 1823. my way the same inspiring hand that framed my better qualities, pointed What can I say? I love yon better than all this world-all beyond. to you as the object of my love-my everlasting love! I must not doubt I see no remedy for our disease, but patience, and that must be exerted to the justice of the Great Being, and have little or no faith in the general the utmost. On my return from America all shall be as you wish, till tempter ; whatever it be
then, it it impossible. You must think for a man struggling to obtain “ You are Fate, my Heaven, or my Hell!"
competence for his family, which the circumstances of our connection Hughesleft Dublin yesterday, he told me, for Richmond ; but from a secret
musi totally destroy. I feel for you most sincerely-on my soul correspondence he has been carrying on, and an increasing mystery in his
heart is breaking-but any rash step would destroy our hopes for ever. manner, I suspect there is a something in the wind, that his friends must
I long to see you, but will not come to your house. If you enter the front not know; and I am sorry to own, that my disposition is so froward, that
door T.R. D. L, I will meet you through the other.-Our meeting last with me want of confidence is loss of friendship. One point you, my night was cold and distant, not as formerly. dear love, must look to ; I shall send 1801., directed to him at D. L. TAI L. B. on Tuesday, the 13th, which he will receive in due course ; and though i Mrs. Elbe, care of Miss Tidswell, 12, Tavistock-row, Covent-garden, have no suspicion but what he will be there to receive it, I should like you
London.-( Post paid ) to see he does; that is, call at the theatre yourself, and see wben the
(Post mark) Southampton, Jan 21, 1824. letter arrives. By the time you will receive this, you will have seen him. Too plainly I perceive, still dear L. B., an obvious change in the tenor Ask, in your own Traok and casual manner, if he is going to France, and of your letters, and a less observer of the world could easily interpret that write to me instantly. I shall leave Dublin for Edinburgh the same day change of circunstances effects a change of sentiment. Six months ago I direct the money to him ; I play there on the 19th. Thus you see, my I was the only subject of your epistles, every page assurances of your little darling, I make you my woman of business, as well as companion of love; and your terminations, the hope of passing your life with me; it my beart. Your offer to assist poor Emery is like yourself-noble and seems now, as if you had become weary of the subject, bot think it unaffected; but, my love, keep your little purse for contingencies. I will necessary to fill the paper, that I may not too suddenly perceive a cbange send to Emery. You charm me by your charity, for I know it is not from of feeling. You now tell me of concerts, goiog to plays, and give me ostentation. Every day shoots up some unexpected tendril round the root long critiques of singers and actors, to whose merits or defects I am totally of my affections, and you, little b***, have so entangled it, that nothing indifferent, and seem very clearly to bave made up your miod to a cir but an earthquake can disperse them. Tell Tidswell, that bad she no
cumstance, which once, I was vain enough to think, would have broken further claims op my affection but bebaviour to you, I should hold her in your heart-that of parting to meet no more. If such is your feeling, my heart for ever: 1 sball never forget it. Now, little b***, obey the depend upon it, I shall release you from your bonds before my departure following iojunctions about Hughes--silence. Direct me, Simpson. Watch for America. That simple style of writing that you had, and which I the receipt; make your plaid (allud to a present he has sent Mrs. Cox used to clasp to my heart, kiss with my lips, and sleep with on my pillow, from Scotland) as you lease
dearly dearly and crot rid ofl is changed to the slang of fashionable con netrv. 46 didne s ha