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me! But above all, dearest, for I still must call you so, you have betrayed | Mr. Coles, the plaintiff's attorney, proved that the letters read had been a littleness of miod which, if I had not read under your own band, I never in his possession ever since they had been given him by the plaintiff'. He could bare believed.-Your rejection of my offers, upon the plea of giving had issued a writ, he said, against Mr. Whatmore, at the suit of the 7p houses, servants, and society is this my Charlotte? No; I will believe plaintiff, for a similar cause of action, on the same day that he had sued that some fiend has usarped her character, for if you can so coolly balance out a writ against Mr. Kean. the world's enjoyments against your love for me, I have been mistaken in Alice Humber deposed, that she had lived as servant with Mr. and Mrs. you, and think, with uninterested observers, that it was passion, and not | Cox for 11 years, and they appeared to live very happily together. One lore. Mark the difference. I could, for you, banish every pleasure of nigbt, when Mr. Kean slept at her master's house in Wellioyton-street, this life, shut myself in the most dreary cavern, undergo every privation, Mrs. Cox, on retiring to bed, ordered her, if her master came home, to lose eren the recollection of my lapguage for want of use, if, even at the look out of the window before she opened the door, and call ber immeend of twenty years, I was sure of possessing you for ever-that is, with

diately by knocking at the door of the room where Mr. Kean was to the mind thai bas captivated me for the last six years. I shall say no

sleep. Next morning, she went into Mr. Kean's room with a note : Mr. more; there seemed but one way to secure our after happiness, and that, Kean was then lying in bed, and Mrs. Cox was standing at the side, in her it seems, you bare rejected; I shall never agaio repeat it, por tempt you l gown, but without her shoes. Mr. Cox found the bundle of letters in for a moment to make such powerful sacrifices as houses, servants, concerts,

Mrs. Cox's cabinet.-Her mistress was very cautious, but witness had aod Colonels. Farewell.--Your unbappy, but fortunately proud,

suspicions, from the letters passing, which were confirmed when Mrs. EDMUND.

Cox said to her, “ For God's sake, don't let me be caught."-Being (Post mark) Southampton, Jan. 22, 1824.

asked if she had not said, that two men were not enough for her mistress, My darliog, darling love, writes to me in affliction, and every thought

witness answered, that she wight lately bave said so. When her master but for ber happiness has subsided; she flies to me for refuge; my heart, was from home, her mistress often went out by herself, and did not return my whole heart, is open to receive her. My advice, my love, is ibis : if

till 10 o'clock. you can, secure Miss W. to your interest; if pot, fly to my protection.

Mr. Scarlett addressed the Court for the Defendant. He spoke of All I ask is, tbat for a few months you will bide yourself, that when the

the difficult task be had to perform, as his client was a servant of the bee and cry is raised they shall find nothing to criminate ine. “ If the

public, on whose smiles he depended, and his interests might greatly goods are not found upon the thief, there can be no conviction.” Make suffer by the line of defence which might be best adapted to serve bim in up your mind by Monday, and meet me alone, if possible, close to the the present calamity. A number of letters bad been read, addressed to Diorama, Regeat's Park, by ove o'clock ; keep the meeting an entire

Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Simpson, and Mrs. Elbe, written certainly by the Desecret, if you can ; if that is in prácticable, do not let any other person be

fendant, but it was not proved that they were written to Mrs. Cox-not prepared to see me till the moment I stand before them. What money you

bad it been shown that the letters without signature, addressed in Little may want you shall have in three hours' notice ; indeed, my love, I adore

Breeches, were meant for the same lady. A bundle of letters were said Fod; and if it become your determination to proceed to extremities, you to have been taken from an open cabinet, but there had been no evidence sball ever find in ipe your lover, husband, father, friend; but do not let to show that the letters produced were those so found. His client could by darling ever agaiu degrade berself in the opinion of her worshipper, not reconcile it to his honour and his feelings to give up a single letter he by placing on the same scale houses aud servants, against feelings of had received from Mrs. Cox, let it cost bim what it might, and be (Mr. affection - There is but one point on which I am firm, that is my duty to Scarlett) thought he was quite right, in not rescuing bimself from the wy family, after that I am all in all yours, for ever.

consequences of the injury' the plaintiff had sustained, by betraying the

confidence which an infatuated woman bad placed in him. He trusted, Mrs. Elbe.

therefore, the Jury would not allow his abstinence from explaining the MY DEAREST, DEAREST, LITTLE Love-Walk every day in my ab.

nature of that correspondence which had just been read to them, to injure sence; they will soon be tired of watching ; change your route each the Defendant's interests on this occasion.Mr. Scarlett denied that Mr. time; the receiving-house for letters shall be here, on both sides, under

Cox had been the patron of Mr. Kean, or had assisted to lift bim into the name of Sestou and Mrs. Elbe ; put all letters in the post yourself,

fame: that aggravation of the Defendant's offence must not be heaped whetber twopeggy or general.' On iny return, I will so contrive our upon him. If Mrs. Cox had deceived her husband by her arts and cunmeetings, that a lynx's eye shall not penetrate our retreats. Oh, my soul,

ning, making him believe that she had been always faithful to bis bed, my love, life witbout you is valueless. I knew not till now the extent of was it not likely that she had employed the like arts to win and deceive y adoration,

ber lover, and that she bad shown herself to Mr. Kean even as a more con. Welcome, my life, my love, my soul! I cannot see you till after the summate actor than he was himself?-Her maid-servant bad described farce, which I act in to-vigbt, for my benefit. How does my little darling ?

her to be a woman for whom not even two men would be found sufficient : I introduce to you my friend, Mr. Crooke, an officer of the Wolves, whom I

she was in the habit of walking out alone in the streets at night when her bare commissioned to be in attendance, and pay all honours to bis' Captain's husband was from home-to wliom were those nightly visiis paid ? - for lore. I shall burry through the Tobacconist as fast as possible. It matters there was no pretence that they were made to Mr. Kean. This was there. Det wbat subject.

fore an odd wife to bold in high estimation-one, he should think, that a LITTLE BREECHES.

man would rather be anxious to get rid of than to keep. The affair at

Salisbury had been Vaid much stress upon, and Mr. Kean's conduct and MY DARLING LOve, I have been in my vagaries very drunk, but more

letters severely commented on. He (Mr. Scarlett) would venture to say dating on you. Ian going to Richmond; can you come ? if you can, tell

of any man,-he cared not who he might be, if he did not know him preHagbes to order you a carriage at Kendall's, and come to the King's

viously to be a poltroon and a villain, that if he bad been carrying on an Aras, foot of the bridge.


intrigue with the wife, and the husband were to reproach hini with it, he LITTLE BREECHES.

would boldly and unhesitatingly deny it. No man was an angel. If a Red House.

man was in possession of a woman's honour, he would meet and deserve DLAR, DARLING Lovg! Little impudent B***,--Come immediately,

the contempt of mankind, if, on the husband's cbarging him with the fact,

he should go down humbly before him, and say, “True it is; I have been and apolegise for your impudence yesterday. I have writteo Jack for an

in bed with your wife, and have debauched ber and dishonoured you."escort, bat, should that fail, come you and Anne alone, the boat is cano.

No; he would make protestations of his own and the lady's innocence, I pued, aad defies all foul weather : hic sum. I am not astonished at your

which, though they might tell against bim in a Court of Law, no man · te-appearance, for I have beurd of General Bumbardine.

with the smallest sense of honour would scruple to make, when they were LITTLE BREECH BS-to be delivered immediately.

calculated to prevent the immediate ruin of a woman who had given up I you are determined to distress me continually with unnecessary accu.

everything to him in the tenderness of love. Mr. Kean must either have

confessed that he had violated Mr. Cox's bed, or have done as he had sations, on my soul I shall take you at your word-everytbiog I have in

done,-asserted the parity of Mrs. Cox's conduct.-The Jury bad heard the world now at stake, apd by G-I will not be bothered.

how often Mr. Cox bad left his wife, wbo was 10 or 12 years younger than

himself, under Mr. Kean's protection-a wife who had all the strength of What the desil is the matter with you, you little b***? if you do not

a sunimer shoot about her that shoot which was the strongest of all, and he quiet, I will kick ****. If I do not see you before I leave London, I

ondon, the most difficult to control or eradicale. Had be been consulted, he will take care that you shall be with me shortly after, and will take care

should not have advised M r Cox to l aveselected a clever actor for the dat Crooke shall have ibe needful.

guardian of his wife's honour, as there were no set of men more calcula.

ted to display the workings of the passions, and to assume a tenderness MY DEAR LITTLE LOVE.I am frightened out of my senses-what is this

wbich they did not feel. Above all, a husband who had a luxuriant wife, paragraph, the Actor and the Citizen? I do very much fear there

ought to have avoided throwiog her in the way of an actor like the De*some evil design in hand. I am sorry I took you to that tavern; it fendant, especially if she had a mind filled with romantic notions. He eguates from that. My darlioy love, we must be more cautions - We believed that, in this case, the overture bad come from Mrs. Cox to the 3 cupsider how many interests are involved in our destruction (for Defeodant, for be must have known, that his fortune as an actor, as well Instruction is ibe word for discovery), wives, husbands, children, fortune. | as character as a man, must have been ruined, if an overture on his part

regret very much your not coming here; his being with you always had proved unsuccessful. The folly, at least, of placing Mrs. Cox in the the suspicion, that is, with a little prudence on your side. I shall be in care of Mr. Kean, could hardly have been expected in an Alderman even Waterford, I lear, on your arrival.--Heaven bless you, my darling! I of the present day, notwithstaoding the old reproach which bad been the 1 dll write agaiu ja a weck, during wbich tiuje believe that I love you badye of all the tribe. (Laughter.) He was far from sasi think they | teady, dearly love von.

throwing up horos, Charles the Second observed, « Then the Aldermen ibis a case, after all the negligence which had been substantiated, under are putting their heads together!” (Laughter.) The first time the De which they would give such a verdict as would effect the Defendant' fendant saw Mrs. Cox, was at the Tauntoa theatre. He was playing utter ruin? If their verdict should be for the Plaintiff, no damages could Othello, and the feelings of the lady were so much excited by his iniinila. be too small; but he did trust that he should oblige them to give a verble acting, that she fainted--the performance was stopped--the lady was dict in his behalf; for it was clear law that the husband was not entitled carried into the Green-room, where Mr. K. bestowed upon her all the to a verdict when he was the bandmaid to bis own disgrace. attentions suggested by humanity. This led to an intimacy with her and I - Newman, Mr. Kean's dresser, testified that he had repeatedly seen Mr. Cox, for he was with his wife on this occasion, and he pressed Mr. and Mrs. Cox in Mr Kean's dressing room at the theatre, that they Mr. K. to visit bim when in London. After this, Mrs. Cox went con were often present when Mr. Kean had nothing on but a thin pair of silk stantly to Drury lane theatre-she visited Mr. Kean in his private dress leggings, intended to represent fesli, which fitted him as tight as hig ing-room there, when he was dressing and half-dressed, and he could not skin, and a flannel waistcoat; that lie had seen Mrs. Cox there without be insensible to the affection which a beautiful and romantic woman had the Alderman ; that he had known Mr. Kean repeatedly refuse Mrs. Cox imbibed for him. Mr. and Mrs. Cox were constantly his visitors in this admittance ; and that Mrs Cox, with or without her busband, came la place, and, after staying the performances, took him bome to spend the

the performances, took him bome to spend the the theatre every night that Mr. Kean performed. night. Alibough Mrs. Kean, either from jealousy or vanity, had ex. John Stuart, box-keeper, gave similar testimony. pressed to Mr. Cox, in the presence of Mrs. Cox aod her husband, a hope Miss Anne Wickstead, the Niece of Mr. Cox, deposed to the intimacy that all intercourse would cease, as she was convinced that it would lead which subsisted between her vucle and Mr. Kean, from the time of the to some improper conclusion, Mr. Cox, notwithstanding, soon after allowed fainting at Tauolon theatre. She and her aunt were frequentlly in Mr. his wife to receive a present of a horse from Mr. K., the pighily visits Kean's dressing room, but her uncle was only there once. She did not were still kept up-and thus that shortly occurred which any man but an know that a horse had been given to her aunt by Mr Kean, nor that she Alderman must have seen would bappen! He (Mr. Scarlett) did not received any money from him for her own purposes. When witness and mean to justify the conduct of bis client; but the Jury would recollect her aunt returned from the visit to Mr. Kean at Birmingham, ber uncle that man was frail and born to sin! It required virtue more than usual to never asked them where they had beeo. Mr. Rean's attentions to her reject the solicitations of a beautiful woman when thus pressed upon one's aunt were very marked, but not when her uncle was present. She recol. notice. After Mrs. Kean had warned Mr. Cox of the danger, he still lected Mr. Kean's running up the terrace at Windsor with ber aunt in his sedulously courted the visits of Mr. Kean. What damages, therefore, arms, wben ber uncle was present, and he used to lift her across the was he really entitled to -There were grounds to suspect that long be. muddy places. Her uncle bas brought Mr. Kéan home to supper when fore Mr. Kean's intimacy, the plaintiff bad entertained suspicions of his he was very tipsy, ou wbich occasions he used to sleep on the sofa, and wife and intentions of parling with ber. When in the country, a Gentle lie in bed the whole of the next day. Sir R. Kemyss was introduced to man had found bis way into her bed-room. Mr. Cox at this moment them while they lived in Dorsetshire: he used to visit them a great deal bappened to return home : the lover retired into an adjoining closet : ber also wben they lived at Wandsworth, and sleep there; but the intimacy lap-dog, however, barked furiously, which led the Plaintiff to the closet, was broken off in consequence of his attentions to her aunt. Mrs. Cox, and, along with the lap-dog, drew forth the skulking gallant! A quarrel and a servant also, told witness that a lap dog had caused Sir R. Kengse followed, but after certain letters bad been given up and promises made, a to be discovered in her aunt's closet, which had caused his disinissal. A reconciliation ensued, and peace was patched up between the wife and quarrel between her aunt and uncle was the result. Her aunt, she husband. This closet-scene was quite a dramatic denouement, for which knew, corresponded with Sir R. Kemyss. This was twelve years ago. Mrs. Cox had a natural love. On one occasion, Mrs. Cox, uoder pretence

Her aunt told ber, that she bad sworu on her oath that she did not know of going to Brighton, visited Mr. Kean at Birmingham. Mr. Cox dis. that Sir R. Kemyss was concealed in her closet. She was aware of the covered that she bad not been at Brighton, and be sent bis son by bis first intimacy between Mr. Kean and her aunt. She had heurd ber uncle wise to inake inquiries. Tbis was in July, 1822. The young man say, that he would inake his aunt an allowance, if she would give up found that his father's wife and his own famale cousin were on a visit to | Mr. Whatmore's acquaintance, but he would never see her again. Mr. the Defendant. After this discovery, did Mr. Cox put bis wife away? Whatmore was received in their bouse as a person paying bis addresses to Oh no : she returned again to his home! Mr. Cox went to Salisbury witness. Her uncle's attection for his wife continued to the last : she with the Defendant, bis wife, Miss Tidswell, Miss Wickstead, and the

never had a more affectionate busband; he was infatuated with her. WitReverend Mr. Drary. And how did they travel ? Why, Mrs. Cox, Mr.

ness did not tell her uncle of Mr. Kean's intimacy with her aunt, because Kean, and Miss Wickstead, in one carriage, and the rest of the party in she thought that he would not have believed her, and did not think he kuew another. They had jolly doings at Salisbury. In five days they ran up a of it from any othe

of it from any other quarter. bill of 501. wbich Mr Kean paid, and he lent Mr. Cox 101. to carry bim

| James Parker, a black servant of Mr. Cox, said that his Master was to London. After the quarrel at Salisbury, when pistols were talked of, greatly distressed when the discovery was viade; that he would hardly did the Plaintiff become more cautious as to bis wife ? No: the same credit it, and that he left the house immediately, as did witness - 4 intercourse was kept up to the last the same attentions-the same dress.

laugh.)-He had mentioned it to his master that he did not like bis also ing-room visitings. There was one other circumstance, that, if proved,

tress's ways, but his master would not believe it. would give a verdict for his client. On the 10th of April, writs were

Duniel Henley, door keeper at Drury-lane theatre, deposed that he saw sued ont against Mr. Kean and Mr. Whatmore on the same grounds

Mr. and Mrs. Cox, in June last, walking arm and are together in St. After this event, the Plaintiff and his wife were seen walking arm-in-arm

Martin's-lane, about twelve in the day. She is a middle-sized woman, with each other, very lovingly. This story was certainly hard to believe:

and bad ber veil on : he could not tell whether she was brown or fair, but if true, the man and wife were still rowing in the same boat. The though he had seen her often about the theatre. Defendant's money bad moreover found its way into the Plaintiff's pocket | James Parker was recalled, when he said that Mrs. Cox was a goodthrough his wife's medium. Would not the Jury tbink it odd, to find | sized woman, about bis height (5 feel 4 inches.) their rent paid by their wives, when they were themselves in a state of | | Mr. Denman, in reply, observed, that the testimony of the box-keeper pecuniary embarrassment; would they not ask where the money came

bad been contradicted by all the other evidence, and all the facts of the from ? This the Aldeman bad not done ; and what was the inference! case proved that there bad beeu no condonation of the adultery on the part Either that the Alderman was in collusion with his wife, and had selected of the plaintiff. No man who had heard the letters read could believe the Defendant as his victim, because he was able to pay heavy daniages,

that his unfortunate client had connived at the intercourse between Mo or that he was so negligent that he cared not wbat sbe did; or that he and

Kean and bis wife. He was of a coufiding character, and they had taken she were colluding togetber to obtain a divorce, in order that she might

advantage of it, to cominit the scandalous outrage upon his happiness and live with her present paramour. If the statements of his Learned Friend

character. No rational man could doubt that Mrs. Cox was the triple were true, tbe Plaintiff' had full reason to rejoice at getting rid of so wan

Hecate addressed uuder the names of Allen, Elbe, and Simpson. Then a ton a wife ; but if his (Mr. Scarlett's) statements were correct, he trusted

to ibe Defendant's maguanipity in pot submitting to disclose Mrs. Con that the Jury would not assist bim by their verdict, in getting rid of her letters to biw! This beroic lover-this advocate for everything that was at the Defendant's expense. If his Learned Friend bad called any mem

generous and houourable, will not produce her letters, but instructs bid ber of the Plaintiff's family into the box, his client (Kean) would not have Counsel to leave it to be inferred ibat they were too bad to show-thal cast any inputation upon tbe Plaintiff's character, but would bave trusted they were worse even than some of bis ownlhat he would not place bis case to the scrutiny of a cross-examination. It was, however, ren- | them before the Court, lest be. sbould sink his victim still deeper lo dered pecessary for bim to go into evidence, after the infiammatory state. I guilt of infamy down which he has pluoged ber. Aud yet, with all the ments whicb bis Learned Friend had made respecting the treachery of the

I glittering yet nauseous affectation of maguaninnity, he looks for his defend Deseodant, in dishonouring the man who bad been bis friend and patrou

in the bosom of the plaintiff's family, and pays a price for it which ne in adversity. He sbould show that this was utterly false : and if upon that I man of honour would consent to give. What consideration, except showing they should also find that this Alderman, who had eat his way up

of saving a few paltry pounds, could have influenced bis mind, when through feasts to City honours, bad been the abettor of his own dishonour subpæoaed the son, whom le dared not call, to give evidence against the -that with all the Baotian stupidity which often distinguished Civic father, when he placed in the box a dependeni niece to bear iestipong Functionaries, it was not possible for him to be so blind as not to know

nee? That volt

against her uncle, to whom she looked up for subsistence! That that his wife was in danger when he allowed her to go into tbe Defend-/ lady had spoken of the happiness which her uncle enjoyed as a husband api's dressing-room, witness bis delineations of tenderness with a trutb orl till the Defendant poisoned it, and added, what be trusted the Jury woul feeling which no other man could equal, and then return back to it to not forget, ibat ber uncle was so attached to his wife, that he would ad drink tea ad sup with him-would ibey, be asked, brow tbe sanction of bave believed any story whicb she might hare told to ber disadvantage their or the depravily at wbich he had cornised? Even sup. It was, however, said, that this was all uwing to the artifice of Mrs.

1: Was there none in his letters 10 the husband and the wife which | Whalmore the Lord Chief Justice was inclined to lay very litile stress He wrote froin Exeter? « For my own part," said Mr Deunat, “ I could l upon, as it had not occurred until after the adultery with the defendant

give him more easily for flat perjury in denial of bis intercourse with Mrs. There was a Colonel Pearson also mentioned, of whom Mr. Cox had been Cox, than I could for such a denial as his letter to the plaintiff contains. I jealous ; but nothing decisive had been proved as to that person. . With The Learned Counsel then called the attention of the Jury to this generous respect to the evidence of the box-keeper, that he had seen the plaintiff lorer, who refused to produce his mistress's letters, but brouglit forward and his wife together, it would be for the Jury to consider whether the all other kinds of ipsinuations against her character. As to the insinuations witness might not have been mistaken ; certainly it was in proof that Mr. of ber intimacy with Sir R. Kemyss, and her husband's conniving at it, Cox, speaking of bis wife, had said that if she would quit the man with

they were utterly groundless. All that was extracted from the witness whom she was living (Whatmore), he would make her an allowance, but i was, that when be suspected the attentions of Sir R. Kemyss to be im that he would never see her again. Finally, the Jury would have to re

proper, he instantly withdrew bis wife from their operation He left the collect this circumstance that if they believed the plaintiff' to have been Jary to infer from that circumstance, tbat if the plaintiff had suspected the cognisant of his wife's infamy, he would not be entitled to a verdict. If intimacy of his wife with the defendant, he would have followed that course they thought that no such connivance was made out, then a verdict must in the present instance also. As to the evidence of the box-keepers and pass against the defendant ; and the amount of damages it would be their the dressers, no reliance could be placed upon it, as it specified neither peculiar province to decide upon. times, nor places It was asked, why had 'Mr. Kean been attacked first, I

| The Jury, after consulting for about ten minutes, returoed a verdict for and not Mr. Whatmore? Because Mr. Kean had been the person who first the plaintiff-Damages 8001. vitiated her affections, and because Mr. Whatojore bad only followed in at the breach wbicb Mr. Kean had himself made. Was a player to be spared

OLD BAILEY. because he was before ihe public, and was a young offender to be punished On Monday, Angelo Benedito Ventura was indicted for bigamy, for because he was not? He (Mr. Dengan) coutemplated with regret the that he did marry, in February, 1819, Caroline Bartlett, a widow, his cea seqnences which this action might bring upon the defeodant; but he

wife, Lady Francis Cockburn, being at that time alive. The facts of this ought to have reflected on those consequences before be committed this

case have been recently very fully stated in our police report.-Caroline atracious optrage on the peace of families. The defence wbich be had

Bartlett, alias Ventura, stated that she was married to the prisoner on the that day set up bad aggravated his misconduct. What bad become of the

4th of February, 1819. She first became acquainted with the prisoner by foal insinuation that the plaintiff had received money from Mr. Kean through

his teaching her the guitar. She beard that he was living at that time the bands of his wife? It was absolutely disproved by his own evidence.

wiib Lady Cockburn as her busband.-The Prisoner, in his defence, stated He did not ask for large damages; but be called upon them to give such an

that he had been deceived by Lady Cockburn. Wheu he discovered that amogot of ibem as would vindicate a character wbich had been unjustly

Lady Cockburn was married, he ceased to cohabit with her.-Sir James traduced ; and would place the injured plaintiff in as high a situation as

Cock barn deposed that he was married to Frances Henrietta Green, in ang hasbaod who had ever laboured under the unfortunate necessity of

Limerick, in 1791. She was then a single woman. He afterwards se pabringing a complaint of this nature into a court of justice.

rated from her, and had not seen her since 1793. He had never been The Chief JUSTICE said, the first question to be considered was, whether divorced from his wife.-The Recorder directed the Jury to acquit the the letters prodaced had really been written by the defendant to Mrs. prisoner, the charge having been completely answered by the evidence of Cex; if they had been so written, then came on the secoud question -as Sir James Cockburo.-Not Guilty. to which there could perhaps be very litile doublebad the adultery been committed prior to April 1824? For the defendant several justifications were

LEEDS BOROUGH SESSIONS. set up. First, it was said that the plaiotiff had connived at his own dis On the trial of Joseph Pickles, charged with breaking into the shop of bonoar; and if that was the case, he could not be entitled to a verdict. Mr. Dunderal, of Holbeck, butcher, and stealing a quantity of mutton, Secondly, that Mrs. Cox herself had committed adultery with other persons a circumstance painfully interesting occurred the production of the prior to ber intimacy with Mr. Kean : that fact, if there were the means motber of the prisoner as a witness against her son. She was poor, old, of presiog it, was one which would go materially to mitigate the damages.

infirmi, and quite blind, under wbich last deprivation sbe bad laboured forty Thirdly, that the plaintiff had not exercised a reasonable caution in the

years. It was distressing to observe the painful struggle in the mind of Control of his wife, but had exposed her needlessly rather to lemptation ;

this poor woman, between the evidence of her desire, on the ope hand, to and this plea was perhaps the only one also which would be very important

save her son, and ber dread, on tbe other, of swearing what was obviously for the consideration of the Jury. For the assertion that the plaintiff' had un true It came out, in the course of the examination, that she had never concised at his wife's conduct, all the evidence was strongly opposed to seen the son for whose fate she evinced this solicitude; ber days of darkit. The letters after the affair at Salisbury made such a supposition almost

ness having commenced many years before he was born. We cannot but impossible. The defendant's language to the plaintiff' was io strong jus

think, says the Leeds Mercury, that there should be occasionally a failure tification of his owo ipgoceoce : in what he said to the plaintiff's wife, he of public justice, and that a criminal should now and then escape, rather complained of ber imprudence, which had nearly put an end to their con than a conviction should be obtained by so dreadful a violation of all the Beviou. Upon the want of caution imputed to the plaintiff', a great deal | dearest cbarities of domestic life. more, certainly, migbt fairly be maintained. It appeared that ibe access

James Gaunt was charged with assaulting Racbel Lamb, aged 11 permitted Mr. Kean to Mr. Cox's house had been of a vature unusually years, with iptent to commit a rape. This was a case of great atrocity ; harge and familiar. He visited at all hours and seasons, coming sometimes ibe prisoner was a borsekeeper, and about the 22d of June euticed the prowbee the family were in bed. Frequently he came to Mr. Cox's house in secutrix into a stable, and having tied her mouth with a bandkerchief, to a state of intoxication; at other times, Mr. and Mrs. Cox were found in

prevent her crying, be accomplished bis brutal purpose, charging her not his dressing room at the theatre ; and, on one occasion, it appeared that

to tell her mother on pain of being carried away by the “bad man." In bath the lady and her husband had been present in that room while he

consequence of this threat she did not communicate this outrage to her dressed or cadressed bimself ; certainly during a time when no respectable

wother; but circuinstances occurred wbicb excited her suspicions, and the womaa ongbt on any account to bave been present. The journey taken child detailed wbat had been done. The Jury found the prisoner Guilty, to Birmingbam to visit Mr. Kean was a material feature in the cause. and the Court sentenced him to bard labour two years in the House of While Mrs. Cox was at Birmingham, Mr. Cox's son had gone down there Correction at Wakefield. to seek what was become of his mother-in-law. Now this was said to bare happened two or three years ago; but still it was an important fact.

POLICE, Win eccurred prior to the journey to Salisbury, then it was extraordinary tbet (with such knowledge) the plaintiff had taken bis wife that journey :

MANSION-HOUSE. if it bed occurred subsequently, then it was inost extraordinary (after what

1 On Friday, Mr. Tyrie, of the Old Exchange Chambers, was brought bad happened at Salisbury) that the plaintiff should have continued the

before the Lord Mayor, charged with an intention to fight a duel with Mr. intibaes w bicb had led to it. It was most inexplicable bow, after bis

Rutherford, of the same place. They had, it seems, been loog friends, fospicions had been awakened by these occurrences, the plaintiff could

but had recently bad a warın dispute on 'Change, and their friends had in I have gone on as be had done, permitting the defendant to come to his

vain attempted to reconcile them. Mr. Tyrie gave bail to keep the house at night, at all hours, and in all conditions-sober or intoxicated

peace with extreme reluctance; and the officers were directed to take let into the boase after the family were in bed-sleeping upon sofas until

Mr. Rutherford and his Seconds into custody. barniag-theq remaioing during the whole day in the absence of the plaintiff himself. All tbese were circumstances more important, inasinych

ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c. as it was quite certain that they had taken place subsequent to the Bir On Tuesday, a Jury assembled at the Chalk-farm Tavern, to inquire into biagham a flair and to the journey to Salisbury, at which latter place it the death of John Stone, a young man, who was killed in a pitched battle Hood past doubt ibat tbe suspicious of Mr. Cox had been aroused as to the

on Suoday morning lasi, in that neighbourhood. After hearing the evidercoarse which was going on. The fourth ground upon which it was Idence the Coraner and jury viewed the bado which nr

dence, the Coroner and Jury viewed the body, which presented a shocking utended that the plaintiff bad little claiin to dawages, was, that from the spectacle. The Foreman said, “ we bave found a verdict of Manslaughter Mariety of his wife's ill character, he had sustained little disadvantage in

against Joseph Packer, and against Cummins, Saunders, Adams, and Lovag her. The evidence upou that point was very slight. It was stated

Hearne, tbe seconds and boule-holders, as accessories; and the Jury dat Sir Robert Kemyss had been discovered concealed in the closet of fully concur in the propriety of checking the practice of prize-fighting." An. Cox's bed-chamber; but tbis fact rested upon some account given by The CoronER:- Gentlemen, I cannot receive your verdict in that form : • female servaat in the family to Anu Wickstead, confirmed only by Ang the persons accused must all be guiliy alike; they are all equally culpa

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On Thursday, an inquest was held at Ipswich, on the body of John

NATIONAL MARINE. Blake, a young man, who put an end to his existence by taking lauda.

taking lauda: 1 Among the subjects to which time and circumstance have pum. It appeared that the deceased had been acquainted with a young woman, who accepted his addresses, but, for some reason, on Sunday,

rendered it unavoidable that Parliament should devote, and when they met, declined any farther acquaintance. The deceased imme- devote immediately, a large portion of its most serious inquidiately became melancholy, and having seen her again on Tuesday, de- ries, is the condition of our national marine. There is no clared bis intention of putting an end to his existence. She endeavoured

one branch of the public interests which more deserves a full to dissuade him, but without effect. The Jury returned a verdict “That the deceased destroyed himself in a temporary fit of insanity."-Bury

and industrious examination there is none, we grieve to say, Gazette.

which more loudly calls for it. In spite of every attempt by On Wednesday, a Coroner's inquest was held in Guy's hospital, on the commissioners, secretaries, clerks, &c., whether as members body of Mrs. Anne Maria Williams, thirty-three years of age, who of Parliament or placemen, to bolster up the hackneyed destroyed berself by poison. Apne Hyde, servant to the deceased, said

sayings of the public offices, to give plump contradictions to her mistress lived on Siou-terrace, near Battle-bridge, and left home on Monday, on a visit to her husband, who was in the Marshalsea prison, positive facts, and to stifle by ridicule, by insolence, or by and desired witness to call there at eight o'clock, to accompany her home. | majorities, each successive proposal to decide the truth of When she got there, she learnt her mistress bad been taken to Guy's

alarming statements in such a manner as to satisfy sober and Hospital, whither sbe went, and found her in a state of insensibility from a taking laudanum. Her husband had been a wine merchant in Bernard

discriminating judges-in spite of all this praiseworthy dilistreet, Russell square, whose misfortune, she believed, had preyed on her gence, on the part of Lords and Gentlemen in office, a conspirits. On the body being opened, no doubt remained of her death viction has somehow or other spread itself rapidly and widely being occasioned by laudanoin, iaken in the stomach. The Jury returned

throughout the kingdom, that the whole system of our navy a verdict that the deceased had come to ber death, by taking laudanum, demands a rigorous revision, both as to the materials of being at the time in a state of mental derangement. • Tuesday morning, James Conelly, Roger Foy, Wm Ferrall, Barry which our men of war are composed, and as to the laws and Brian, Donald M'Carthy, Richard Norton, and Wm. Grogan, eniered a usages by which they are manned and governed. A disease wherry to be conveyed ou board a vessel lying in Limehouse hole, wbich but little known to our ancestors, and not more familiar to they were engaged to assist in unloading. Scarcely had they reached the

foreign nations, appears to have made, within 30 years, the middle of the river, when the boat was swamped by a sudden gust of wind, and upset. Of the seven meo on board, exclusive of the waterman,

most unparallelled and frightful ravages among the King's one alone was rescued to tell the disastrous tale ; the remainder perished. vessels of war. Ships not serving for more than a fourth of The survivor, Wm. Grogan, saved himself by clinging to one of the boat's the period for which they had been estimated to endure, bave benches, and was near three quarters of an hour in the water. Twelve

been brought into dock, to receive, at an enormous expense, children are, by this sad event, left fatherless. DANIEL MANGAN- This person, whose mysterious retreat has excited

what is described as a “ thorough repair;" and even before so much attention, and who was believed to bave been murdered, has at | the process of repair was completed, have, from the virulence lengtb been discovered. It appears that he has entered as a soldier into of the distemper which afflicted them, decayed almost under the service of the East India Company. His brother, and Mr. Duvall,

the carpenters' hands, and been pronounced incurable. New upon the information of two men who claimed two guineas as a reward for the discovery, which they received, went to Chatham, and recognised

ships of the first order, inagnificent as models, costly in their him in the appropriate dress. He declined telling his motives for enlisting, materials, elaborate in workmanship, and of proud and enand yet acknowledged that he knew that the suspicion of having mur. couraging promise, have, on the earliest inspection after being dered him fell apon Lynn, now charged with the murder of Hogg.

launched, turned out unserviceable, from the dry rot! AL At the Norwich County Sessions, a true bill was found against the Rev. James Maxwell, Rector of Thorpe, for violently assaulting and ill

this moment not a few of the finest-looking vessels in the treating Charlotte, the wife of Mr. Wa. Browne Chamberlain, a Lieu British navy have actually perished in their respective hartenant in the Navy, residing in Thorpe.

bours, and the hundreds of thousand pounds which have been SUICIDB-On Friday morning, the inhabitants of Edward street, Black-expended on them might as

expended on them might as well have been cast into the friars-soad, were thrown into considerable alarm by a loud report of a pistol fired in the house of Mr. William Horn, hat-manufacturer. The

ocean. This fact has not been denied. It is terrifying: it is shock threw the iomates into confusion, whose sbrieks for assistance cansed more so, because,' by the conduct pursued by men in office, several persons to repair in the house, when on entering the parlour occu- | the nation are kept studiously in the dark respecting the nature pied by Mr. Horn, ibey fouod bim prostrate on the floor, with his bead

and rapid growth of the calamity. This is one grand subject, blown to atoms. He was å man in easy circumstances, and no cause can be assigned for his committing self-destruction. The report from the

which we humbly propose to the notice of the House of pistol broke several of the parlour-windows.

Commons at the commencement of the approaching session:

and we recommend it with the greater confidence, because MARRIAGES.

there will then be so much a better tale wherewith honourab On Thursday, in Hinde-street, Manchester-square, by special license, Colonel gentlemen may recover the straved affections of their consta Sir John Sinclair, Bart, of Dunbeath, to Miss Sarah Charlotte Carter.

On the 17th inst. at Middle church, by the Rev. George Burd, A.M. James tuents before another meeting of Parliament. A secondWatkins, Esq. Captain in the 62d regiment Bengal Infantry, to Miss Mary Ann

nay, a more important subject-is that of the British seaman Watkins, only daughter of Watkin Watkins, Esq. of Shottan, near Salop. On Thursday week, at Clapham, Charles Turner, Esq. Lieutenant of the

PRESSMENT, Madras Native Infantry, to Eliza, eldest daughter of the late Alexander Sketch

and of horrors.---Times. ley, Esq. of Clapham-rise.

On the 13th inst. at Bristol, Richard Hunt, jnn. Esq. to Emmeline Mary, third daughter of Jacob Elton, Esq. of that city, and niece of the late Admiral Sir Wm. Young.


We do not know whether it is that the other Arts and DEATHS. On Thursday, in Upper Norton-street, Lord Herbert Windsor Stuart, son Sciences being of a peaceful tendency, disdain to shed their of the late Marquess of Bute.

influence over those of litigation ; but so it is, that though On the 15th inst. at Clapham, Joseph Stephens, Esq. in his 87th year. On the 17th inst. in his 50th year, William Elgie, Esq. of Spital-square. vast sums of money have of late years been expended in

At Marlborough-street, Kent road, on the 10th inst. Richard Wheadon, Esq. many years of Doctors' Commons, aged 90.

erection and improvements of Courts of Justice, there is no On the 14th inst. at Stepney, in her 74th year, Mrs. Gilbert, widow of the one which, in point of actual comfort, convenience, an late Mr. John Gilbert, of Ongar, Essex.

Lately, at Brixton-lodge, Surrey, in his 17th year, John Miles, son-in-law of Joseph Hine (not Wine, as printed in our last). His virtues and talents gave

of the projectors. The Courts of Justice of a great couo earnest promise of his becoming a blessing to his friends and to society.

On the 18th inst. after a lingering illness, in her 97 th year, Elizabeth, wife of Charles Richards, St. Martin's-lane.

On the 14th inst. at Glocester Spa, the lady of J. H. Allen, Esq. M.P. for application to the purposes for which they are designed, an Pembroke.

as models of National taste and science. It is here to On Tuesday, Mr. James Lewis Turquand, of Spital-square, in his 77th year.

On the 12th inst. at Bellevue, Aberdeenshire, in her Old year, Miss Farquhar, external grandeur and internal arrangement should ar sister to the late Sir Walter Farquhar, Bart. At Marchup, near Addingham, three daughters of Mr. Hugh Hudson, farmer,

the attention of every spectator. It is here that the reu viz. Martha, on Dec. 9, aged 18 years ; Mary, on the 23d, aged 16; and Ann, on

d 16; and Ann, on dignity of the Bench should blend itself with the accommond the 31st, aged 12 years. And to complete the desolation of his family, he in. terred on Saturday his only son, a boy 13 years of age, and his last surviving and youngest daugbter, who was only six years old. A few weeks previous tol to the various persons. be the parties. the. Jury!

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But wbat can be said when the most obvious of these facili- of the gradual waste of the waters, occasioned by the rocks, ties are wanting? What can be said of a Criminal Court, sands, and other solid materials of the globe, imbibing a

for instance, like the new one at the Old Bailey, where the portion which they never return? This is very improbable; | very lives of the prisoners may depend upon the Judge and and though the alternations of the tide might render the de

Jury hearing accurately the testimony of witnesses, yet wheretection of a small change difficult, one of several feet must the structure is so monstrously absurd and injudicious, as to assuredly have made itself known. If the phenomenon is put all hearing quite out of the question ? The same, or entirely local, shall we 'conclude with Playfair, that an exequally flagrant errors, occur in almost all the new Courts pansive force placed in the interior of the earth, is gradually which we have yet seen. At Hicks' Hall (to show that the heaving up the land, while the true level of the waters remains stupidity is not wbolly modern), the witness is actually placed unaltered; and that this local change is part of the grand with his back to the Jury. And the Vice-Chancellor's Court, process by which the present continent rose above the sea. in Lincoln's Inn, is so confined, that it seems as if none but This is the simplest, but not perhaps the most probable soluprofessional men were allowed to enter its hallowed pre- tion. Is it not possible that there may be causes, analogous cincts; and even among them the crowd and jostling, owins to magnetism ; that there may be a positive shifting, for into the confined space, is such as to keep up a perpetual buz stance, of masses of fluid matter in the interior of the globe, aod tumult. These are matters which ought to attract the which may change the equilibriuin of its parts; and that the attention of Parliament, who, when they vote money liberally waters which obey the law of gravitation, may thus get a defor public purposes, should at least see that their intentions termination from one point of its surface to another ? Perhaps are not defeated by the pungling hands to which their execu- it may be found that these changes, instead of being constantly tion is intrusted. The consequences of the evil we are progressive, are parts of a great cycle, that they oscillate about aluding to may be much more serious than are at first appa- a given point, and after a long series of years, regain the Tent; for when we hear of innocent persons being convicted; position in which they began. Philosophical observers who and even ordered for execution, surely 'there must be a come 500 years after us, will have data for determining these serious fault somewhere; and we are, probably, not and many other questions which baffle the powers of science wrong in imputing ng small share of it to the way in at the present day. In the mean time, it must be confessed, which our Courts are constructed, as well as to the manner that the Hyperborean sages, who trouble themselves about the in which the proceedings in some of them are, for the future, have strange prospects before them.—The Baltic is same reason, carried on. · Now we are on the subject very shallow at present, and if its waters continue to sink as he would say, that nothing would add more to their dig- they have done, Revel, Abo, Narva, and a hundred other nity and usefulness, than placing the Counsel at a greater ports will by and by become inland towns; the Gulfs of distance from the Judge, than is the case in some of our Bothnia and Finland, and ultimately the Baltic itself, will Courts. The familiarity which is somewhat observable be- be changed into dry land; and shepherds will' tend their tween the Bench and the Bar, though highly creditable to flocks, and ploughmen drive their steers, and cities and palaces the amenity.of.the. former, is rather unseemly in the latter. rise up, where now the fishes glide, and the billows roar. The The fearless, honourable Advocate should be above the imputa- change will be exactly the reverse of that described by Ovidtion; soch familiarity annoys; and Judges themselves (we do

og... One climbs a cliff; one in his boat is borne, not mean the twelve Judges only) would consult their own

And ploughs above, where late he sowed his corn. dignity and importance more, were they to repress upon the

Others o'er chimney tops and turrets row,

And drop their anchor on the meads below. Bench these approaches to professional intimacy. Morning

And where of late the kids had cropi the grass, Herald.

The monsters of the deep now take their place.

Insulting Nereids o'er the cities ride,

And wondering dolphins through the palace glide. A very singular and interesting fact (says the Scotsman)

| City, 12 o'Clock - In the Money Market their is aothing to notice, has been ascertained respecting the level of the Baltic. It had Consols for Account being 941. In the Foreigo Securities, Austriau, 97 ; been long suspected that the waters of this sea 'were gradually Colombian, 91 ; Chilian, 83*, Russian, 964; and Mexican, 811 sinking; but a memoir, published in the Swedish Transactoas før 1823, has, put the change. beyand a doubt. Mr.

Bancrona, assisted by some officers of the Swedish Piloting
Establishment, has examined the Swedish coast with great

MONDAY, JAN. 24. care from lat: 56 to 62, and Mr. Halstrom has examined Thursday's and Friday's Paris papers have been received, those of the gulf of Bothnia. The results of both inquiries 'It is understood great opposition will be made to the project de given in the form of a table; and though, as might have of law for indemnifying the Emigrants, which has been teen expected, they are not completely uniform, they corres- substantially altered, even by the Commission, which is compund sufficiently to place the subsidence of the waters beyond posed of Ministerialists. Some Members of it are stated to Lispute. The Baltic, it is to be observed, has no tides, and is have waited on the Minister with the alterations, which he 7 Jerefore favourably situated for making observations on its did not condescend to look at.

vel; but with regard to the periods within which the changes | There is no end to the attacks, and even abuse of Mr. served have taken place, it was of course necessary to rely Canning, for his recognition of South America, in the Ultraa records or on oral testimony. At the latitude of 55, where Royal Journals, one of which threatens retaliation upon "Je Baltic unites with the German ocean through the Categat, England, in Ireland and India, which are regarded as the

change seems to be perceptible. But from latitude 56 to vulnerable parts of the Empire. The Journals of the Liberal 7 , the observations show a mean fall of 1 foot in 40 years, Party, on the other hand, deprecate these threats with respect

** 4-10ths of an inch annually, or 3 feet 10 inches in a cen- to Ireland, as well as the return of the Jesuits, and the geneiary. In the Gulf of Bothnia, the results are more uniform,ral disposition of their party to revive intolerance, as exed indicate a mean fall of 4 feet 4 inches in a century, or tremely injurious to the Irish Catholics, by alarming the ther more than half an inch annually. These facts are British Government and Parliament. try remarkable; and as we like to be honest, and give au

(From the Moniteur, Friday.) rities, we think it right to mention, that they are taken the official part contains a Royal Ordinance authorising in the last number of the 'Annals of Philosophy. But a Company to erect a new bridge over the Rhone at Lyons

und Connant, it is to be called the bridge of

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