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parlour in which they were sitting, and on Ilunt which was heard with the greatest attention by opening it, two men, craped, rushed pon liim, the unerous indience that lined both sides of forced him down, and bound him and his wife to the river, and who testified their respect for the some eravtrs. The villains then ransacked the solemnity of the ordinance, hy a most serious house, but not being able to get into the study, and becoming behaviour. they reiurned to the old man and demanded the LONGEVITY.-In the small parish of Reynoldhry; but not being answered quickly, the villains stone, a few miles from Swansea, there are now bent him abuilt the head with stichs until he was living twelve persous, wbose united ages amount lifeless. The thieves took away with them pro
to 1008. perty, in plete and other articles, to the amount
GLOUCESTERSHIRE. of wol, and the poor old woman was found in Dien.- At Newham, a female of the name of the parlonr the next inorning insensible.
Ann Robins, at the advanced age of 108 years: BIRTII.-The Lady of the Rev. T. Powys, of she retained all her faculties to the last. Fowler, Bucks, of three children, two boys and
HAMPSHIRE. One ziil.
BOSING.- pitched battle for one hundred MERRIED - It bis house, at Wing, the Hon.
guineas a side, between two athletic provincial and Rev. Henry Jeroine de Salis, D.D. one of his
bruisers, of the names of Pearce and Gaton, the Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary, Count of the
forner coachman to Colonel II. Hare, who was Holy Romun limpire.
backed by his master, and the latter the challCUMBERLIND.
pion of Gloucestershire, backed by Sir C. Cane, DEATH.-1t Staintou, Ir. Sander, eminent wils onght ou Coysliali Ileatli, near Rompey, on in the profission of bone-setting. This death was May 14th. Although the battle lasted two hours, vecasinesl loy his being overtaken by a thick fog, neither ever fell without a blow, or being thrown in passing over the montains from Burrowlitle by the iron grasp of his adversary. The features to l'orkermouth, where he was obliged to remain of the champions were so distorted, that their all nigli, anda beavy rain failing, he had so far faces could not be recognized, and the budy hits lost thiruse of his limbs that lie was unable to
were such as an ordinary professor could not have mount his horse (whick stood by him the whole endured. Gaton was ultimately beat by a crosstime), ittie! vloese day-light appeared, he was under buttock. The winner was put to bed and remainthe verystyw crawling a considerable way back there two days. ag: in upou his luxus and hures.
MARRIED.--.It Southampton, Thomas Mallet, DEVONSIURE.
Esq. Jersey, !0 Miss Saunders, daughter of MARRIED.-Jolin Bichtori, Fq. of Bicking- James Sounders, Esq. of Southampton, tou, to Iliza, dangliter of Vr. Jobu Salter, of
KENT. Lower Duryund, near Exeter.
Lately a silver eel, of a size the most remarkDIE!). -- Francis St. luben, Esq. one of his
able that we believe has ever been recorded in the Vajesty's Justices of the Peace for this county, ! imals of Natural History, was taken by some and a partner in the Dock Bank.--At Coliton, labouring men on the middy shores of the Med. Tienry il ilson, Esq. late Comuander in the lion.
way, kot far from the lime-works above Roches. East India Company's service.
ter. This most remarkable animal was six feet DORSETSDIRE,
long, about 29 or 30 inches in circumference and Died.-11 Buckland, Mrs. S. Hulleit, at the weighed :3410s. When dressed, the test was exadvanced age of 52; 214 on ilir following dayceedingly white, and of a most delicious iuvour, her husband, Mr. J. Mullett, aged ss; they were
LANCASHIRE. both interred in one grave. It is supposed there MARRIED. (in the 3d of May, at Manchester, Wtre upwards of five hundred persons present. the Rev. William Salmon, to Eliza, third dangliESSES.
ter of George Uppleby, Esq. of Burrow Hall, On the 15th ult, the venerable and handsome Lincolnsuire. old mansion of Tiptree liouse, was destroyed by
LINCOLNSHIRE. tie. It was built in 1555, by one of the D'Arcy One of those scenes which are it disgrace to the family, from the extensive ruins of Tiptree l police, lately took place at Spilsby. One Thomas Privry; but has of late years been occupied ouly Sowden, of Wainteet, publicly exposed liis wile as a turm-house, the property of Peter Du Cane, for sale in Spilsby market, aud sold her for five Esp of Braxted Ludue.
grineas, a larger sum than we have heard a wife GLAVORGASSIURE.
to bring at a public sale for some time past. One A very gratifying spectacle was lately preseut of the engagements in this disgraceful bargain, ed in the neighbourhood of Swansea to a great was, that the husband should have the liberty of wa course of people assembled to witness the pub- visiting her at what time he thought proper, with lie baptisin of three persons, by immersion in the our let or lestation. After the conclusion of river, . The ceremony was conducted by the Rer, the sale the parties retired to a public-house, J. Harris, Minister of the Baptist Church in whele for five days and nights they leasted upon Swansea, who delivered a very able and animated the fruits of the bargain; but at length tired our ddresi va ihe occasion, in Welsh and English, !! by the powerful induenee of Morpheus, like pige,
they all retired to the same stye, certainly the fit the favour of Divine Providence, attained the test place for this natural trio. We are asto 501111 year of his Roign ; to commemorate that uished the magistrates do not interfere upon these bappy event, and in testimony of Ilirir gratitude occasions, and prevent sneh publie insults to the for the blessings enjoyed ouder the mill Governmorals of the people. Surely they are punish ment of the best of Kings, the local inhabitants able for an offence contra bouos mores, if by no of St. Paul's Parish erected this Statue, A. D. other statute.
1810." DIED.-It Ilolbeach, John Thomas, M. D. A singular act of benevolence lias occurred at many years all eminent surgeon of that place, and Bristol. The Chairman of the Coumistee of the sou of Mr. Thomas, of Ilowsham, near Maston.- | Infirmary received a letter, from an unknown inAfter a lingering and painful illness, Thomas dividual, enclosing Bank Sotes to the amount of Preston, Esq. one of the Aldermeu of Lincoln. 500 guineas, for the benefit of that institutios. In 1783, he was elected one of the Sherill's of the
The letter was printed, probably at a private city; and in 1792 and 1803, be served the office
press of Mayor. In his first payoralty lie proposed,
MARRIED.-May 18, at Walcot Church, Lieut. and happily carried into efect, the establishment
Colonel Stirke, of the 6th West India Regiment, of a fortnightly fat stock market, which has been of very great advantage, not only to the city, but
to Mary, youngest daughter of D. Carroll, Esq.
of Lambridye-place. also to the neighbouring farmers and graziers.-
Diep.- 1 Bath, aged 65, Major-(eneral Jolin At Boston, Miss I. Q. Hodgson, daughter of the late George Fitzwilliam Ilodgson, Esq. of Clay
Parnes, of ihe Royal Invalid artillery; an old brook Hall, Leicestershire - It Loulli, gel 100,
and much-respected officer. At Bath, Vr. Tho.
mas Like, brewer, of Exeter.-On Monday, May George Maddison, gent, father of Martin Mad
14, age 72, Jolin Lowder, Esq. au eminent and dison, Esq. bauker, Southampton.
much respected banker of Bath. NORFOLK, A very rare and curious fisti, called the Opali,
SUROPSHIRE. ar King Fishi, has been found, cast on the beach Diev.-10 Whitelurch, after a lingering ill. at Mundersley, Norfolk. It is of that genes which ness, the Hev. Coventry Lichfield, D.D. late Linnæis distingnishes by the name of Cha-fodon, | Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, Rector of and is said to be very common on the coast of Boyton, Wilts, and Vicar of llonington, WarGuinea. Pennant, iu liis British Zoology, says, wickshire.- At Shrewsbury, Mrs. Huskyns, withat there have been only five instances of this dow of the late Rev. A. Hoshyos, Rector of fislı being in our seas; four were caught in the Stockton, Worcestershire. North, and a fifth at Brizham, Devonshire, iu
MARRIED.-Tlie Rev. Thomas Hartcup, son MARRIED. l'aptain Ogilen, of Watlington
of Lieuteuant-General Hartcup, to Miss Parker, Itall, to Miss Mary Bowles, daughter of G.
daughter of J. Parker, Esq. of Bildestone. Bowles, Esq. of Cheswick Lodge. Died - James keer, an opulent farmer, at
DIED.- 11 lžintlesham Hall, in Suffolk, in luis Denton, near Jiaxiesion, in the 54th year of his
80th year, Richard Savage Lloyd, Esq. He sat
in two Parliaments, in 1759 and 1701, for the oge. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
Borough of Totness, in Devonshire, and was son MARRIED.-On the 7th of May, at St. Mary's,
of Sir Richard Lloyd, Esq. formerly one of the Mr. H. S. Horsley, hosier, of this town, to Viss
Barons of the Exchequer, and Recorder of Ips
wich.—Robert Field, Esq. of Gedgrave, ucar OrA. Jaines, danghter or Mr. Samuel James, ofllke
ford. stone, Derbyshire. Diev.-On the 3d of May, at Blyth, much
YORKSHIRE. respected, the Rex. John Thompson, A. M. aged MARRICO.- \t Hull, Mr. W. Anelay, to Mrs. 76. He had been 48 years chaplain to the late C. Whiting.--Mr. Melsoin, to Miss Cousins. Ir. Ridley, and Sir I. 1. Ridley, Bart, and Dinn.-Elizabeth Cobb, of Full Sutton, aged was esteemed one of the best llebrew scholars in
seventy-six, a maiden lady; and while her Trus. the North of England.
ipes were consulting ber brother, William Cobb, SOMERSETSHIRE.
of Strensall, how she was to be buried, he died A very fine statue of his Majesty has been during the consultation, aged seventy-four. By crected in the centre of Portland-square, Bristol, their great frugality, and narrow way of living, ia commemoration of liis having attained the 50th they have scraped together about 11,000l. They year of his reign, on the 25th of October, 1809 : hare both made wills, and left 22001, to the poor of “ George the Third, the Father of his People, Sirensa!!, Full Sutton, and High Catton, and kaving, on the 25th of October, 1809, througla" about 2000l. more in small legacies,
London: Printed by and for J. BELL, Southampton-street, Strand.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE; A POEM.
BY WALTER SCOTT, ESQ.
This Poem during the short time in which, of Douglas and his daughter, the Lady of the it bas been before the public has excited great Lake, was about to attack the Islaud - Rodeinterest; and though we must confess, even rick Dhu prepares for battle, and consults a in limine, that it has some faults, we are com Monk, something between a Wizard and a pelled, likewise, in justice to acknowledge, that Monk.-The Monk, after making divers spells, it bas very considerable merit. The charac and consultations, replies, that that party teristic feature of Walter Scott is, that he should gain the victory, who should kill the possesses a greal susceptibility of mind, the
first man of the enemy inages of nature present themselves strongly In the mean time, Sir James Fitz-James, beand clearly to his imagioation, he sees distinct- li ing enamoured of the Lady of the Lake, and ly, he conceives wibo the spirit and vigour of a | ignorant of any warlike preparations, comes Poet, and he knows how to select. His fault back to the Island secretly, but is betrayed by is a namby pamby kind of versitication, some bis guide, Red Murdock, to Roderick Dhu. times extended through a whole Caulo, the in- || Roderick, believing him to be a spy, resolves amity of wbich is concealed from himself, and that he sball be the victim marked out by the from superficial readers, by an autiquated jar. | prediction, and accordingly plants his guards, gon, a nomenclature of words, which being so that in due time t bey might seize him.-Sir out of date, and some of which, perhaps, never James Fitz-James, however, on his return, is in use, give a seeming meaning to images met by a maniac, who, in a song, mystically which, denominated by their usual name, forewarns bim of the ambuscade, in consewould be trite and fainiliar. This is a species i quence of which, and some proofs of treachery, of quackery which the genius of Walter Scott be endeavours le seize Murdock, bis guide. should bave disdained ; it is worthy only of The latter escapes but is killed in the fight, a school-boy Poet, whose memory cannot after having killed the maniac by an arrow divest itself of the images of the Gradus, aimed at the Kuight. Roderick then conand who strings together Arethusa, Pieria, and | tiuues bis progress, and proceeds only by night, Arcada, according as genius and the occasion He suddenly comes upou a shepherd, watchof his metre may require.
ing around a fire in the forest. This shepherd The story of the Lady of the Lake has not || is Rhoderick Dou. The two Knights tight, much variety; its main points are as follow:- || and Roderick falls. A Kuight, Sir James Fitz-James, hunting in Whilst these events are proceeding, Douglas the vicioity of Loch Katrine is separated from and bis daughters resolved to spare the effusi. his companions, his horse dies under him, and on of blood on their account, and take the resohe finds himself alone in a solitude which is | lution of throwing themselves ou the mercy of described in the true spirit of poetry. He King James. The Lady of the Lake goes on sounds bis horu, and a skiff immediately this errand, and employs a ring which Sir issues forth from under an vak tree, which James Fitz-James had given ber, and which Lranches over a lake. The boat contains a the Kiug bad given him, to procure access to female figure, the Lady of the Lake. The the monarcli's person.-She succeeds, and on Koiglit is received into the boat, and conduct- l offering the ring, recoguises Sir Japies Fitzed over the Lake to the house of her father, || James in the King of Scotland. The King the Earl of Douglas, who in the civil wars of | baving seeo her father and herself under this that period bad sought refuge in the small | disguise, becomes, acquainted with their in. Isles of Clau Alpine.-The Knight, after being | nocence, pardons them, and restores them to hospitably entertained for the vigbt, departs | their lands and houours. The Lady of the in the morning. On the day of bis departure, Lake is married to Malcolin the Græme, and Roderick Dhu, the friend and champion of all is happiness. The feast and the dance con. Douglas, likewise arrives, and with him Malclude the whole. colin the Græme.-Malcolm and Roderick are
Such is the general plan of this Poem, wbich rivals.-lutelligence is received, that James has certainly witduess and romance enough, kiog of Scotland, having discovered the retreat and is therefore well calculated for the genin,
of Walter Scott. We have nothing to object to bis choice of subject.
This fable is distributed through six Cantos, and the division is made with equal art and simplicity. In the first Canto, the Lady of the Lake is iutroduced. Nothing can be more picturesque than the description of the scenery of the place where Fitz-James loses himself, and wheuc the Lady of the Lake issues. Indeed, if we were to characterize Mr. Walter Scot:, we should say that he was infinilely the best descriptive Poct of his age; he evi. dently paints from Nature, and he paints from the feelings and with the powers of a Poet. His scenery is rich and luxuriant beyond all power of praise.
The reader, however, shall here judge for bimself-Fitz-James bas lost his horse, and is separated from his suite. “ From the steep promontory gazed “ The stranger, raptured and amazed: “ And, “What a scene were here,' he cried, “For princely pomp or churchmau's pride! “ On this bold brow, a lordly tower; “ In that soft vale, a lady's bower; « On yonder meadow, far away, “ The turrets of a cloister grey; “How blithely might the bugle born “ Chide, on the lake, the lingering worn! “How sweet, at eve, tbe lover's lute “ Cbime, when the groves were still and mute! “ And, when the midnight moon did lave “ Her forehead in the silver wave, “ How solemn on the ear would come “ The holy mattin's distaut bum, “ Wbile the deep peal's commanding tone • Should wake, in yonder islet lone, “ A sainted hermit from his cell, “ To drop a bead with every knell “And bugle, lute, aud bell, and all, “ Should each bewildered stranger call “ To friendly feast, and lighted hall. «« Blithe were it then to wander here! “ But now,-beshrew yon nimble deer, “ Like that same hermit's, thin and spare, “ The copse must give my eveving fare; “ Some mossy bank my couch must be, « Some rustling oak my canopy. “ Yet pass we that;-lhe war and chase “ Give little choice of resting-place;« A summer night, iu green-wood spent, “ Were but to tporrow's merriment;“ But hosts may in these wilds abound, “ Such as are better missed than found; “ To meet with bigbland plunderers here “ Were worse than loss of steed or deer.. “I am alone ;-my bugle strain “ May call some straggler of the train ;
“ Or, fall the worst that may betide, “ Ere now this falcbion has been tried."" “ But scare again his horn he wound, “ When lo ! forth starting at the sound, “ from underneath an aged oak, “ That slanted from the islet rock, “ A damsel guider of its way, “ A little skiff shot to the bay, “ That round the promontory steep “ Led its deep line in graceful sweep, “ Eddying, in almost viewless wave, “ The weeping willow twig to lave, “And kiss, with whispering sound and slow, “ The beach of pebbles brigbt as spow. “ The boat had touched this silver strand, “ Just as the bunter left his stand, “And stood concealed amid the brake “ To view this Lady of the Lake. “ The maiden paused, as if again “ She thought to catch the distant strain,
With head up-raised, and look intent, “ And eye and er attentire bent, “ And locks fluvg back, and lips apart, “ Like monument of Greciau art. “ In listening mood she seemed to stand, “ The guardian Naiad of the strand. “And ne'er did Grecian chizzel trace “ A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace, “ Of finer form, or lovelier face! “ What thongh the sun, with ardent frown, “ Had slightly tiuged her check with brown, “ The sportive toil, which, short and light, “ Had dyed her glowjog bue so bright, “ Served too in bastier swell to show “ Short glimpses of a breast of snow; “ What though no rule of courtly grace “ To measured mood bad trained her pa e,“A foot more light, a step more true, “ Ne'er from the heath flower dashed the dew; “ E'en the slight hare-hell raised its head, “ Elastic from her airy tread : “ What though opon her speech there bung “ The accents of the mountain tongue, “ Those silver sounds, so soft, so dear, “ The listener held his breath to bear. « A chieftain's daughter sermed the maid; “ Her saltiu snood, ber silkeu plaid, “ Her golden brooch, such birth betray'd, "And seldom was a sgood amid « Such wild luxuriant ringlets bid, " Whose glossy black to shame might bring “ The plumage of the raven's wing; “ And seldom o'er a breast so fair “ Mantled a plaid with modest care, “ And never brooch the folds combined “ Above a heart more good and kind. “ Her kindness and her worth to spyr “ You need but gaze on Elleu's eye ;
“ That highland halls were open still " To wildered wanderers of the hill. «« Nor think you dnexpected come “ To you lone isle, our desert hoine; “ Before the beath bad lost the dew, “ Tbis moru, a couch was pulled for you; “ On yonder mountain's purple head “Have ptarmigau and heath-cock bled, “ And our broad nets bave swept the mere, “ To furnish forth your evening cheer.' “Now, by the rood, my lovely maid, “ Your courtesy has erred,' he said; « « No right have I to claim, mis placed, “ The welcome of expected guest. “ A wanderer bere, by fortune tost,
My way, my friends, my courser lost, “I ne'er before, believe me, fair, “ Have ever drawn your mountain air, “ Till on this lake's romantic strand, “I found a fay in fairy land.'
“ Not Katrine, in ber mirror blue, “Gives back the shaggy banks more true, “ Than every free born glance confessed “ The guileless movements of her breast; " Whether joy danced in her dark eye, “Or woc or pity claimed a sigh, " Or filial love was glowing there, “ Or meek devotion poured a prayer, " Or tale of injury called forth “ The indignant spirit of the north. “ One only passion unrevcaled, “ With maiden pride the innid concealed, “ Yet not less purely felt the fame;“O need I tell that passiou's name! “ Impatient of the silent horn, “ Now on the gale her voice was borne :« « Father!' she cried; the rocks around “ Loved to prolong the gentle sound. « A wbile sbe paused, no answer came, “Malcolın, was thine the blast?' the naine “ Less resolutely uttered fell, 4 The echoes could not catch the swell. ""A stranger !,' the Huntsman said, “ Advancing from the hazel shade. “ The maid alarmned, with hasly oar, “Pushed her light shallop from the shore, “ And, when a space was gained betweeu, “ Closer she drew her bosum's screen;
(So forth the startled swan would swing, “ So turn to prune his ruffled wing.) “ Then safe, though fluttered and amazed, “She paused, and on the stranger gazed. “ Not his the form, nor his the eye, “That youthful maidens wont to fly. “ On his bold visage middle age “ Had slightly pressed its siguet sage, “ Yet had not quenched the open trutlı, “ And fiery vehemence of youth; “ Forward and frolic glee was there, “ The will to do, the soul to dare, “ The sparkling glance, soon blown to fire, “Of hasty love, or headlong ire. “ His limbs were cast in manly mould, “ For hardy sports, or contest bold; « And though in peaceful garb arrayed, “ And weapouless, except his blade, " His stately mien as well implied “ A bigb-born heart, a martial pride, “ As if a baron's crest he wore, « And sheathed in armour trod the shore. “ Slighting the petty need he showed, “ He told of his benighted road; “ His ready speech Aowed fair and free, “ In phrase of gentlest courtesy ; “ Yet seemed that tone, and gesture bland, « Less used to sue than to command. “ A while the maid the stranger eyed, “ And, reassured, at last replied,
“I well believe,' the maid replied, “ As her light skiff approached the side, «« I well believe, that ne'er before “ Your foot has trod Loch-Katrine's shore; “ But yet, as far as yesternight, « Old Alban-bane foretold your plight, “A grey-baired sire, whose eye intent « Was on the visioned future bent. “ He saw your steed, a dappled grey, “ Lie dead bene: t' the birchen way; “ Painted exact your form and mien, “ Your hunting suit of Lincoln green, “ That tassellid horn so gaily gilt, “ That faulchion's crooked blade and hilt, “ That cap with heron's plumage trim, “And yon two hounds so dark and grim. “ He bade that all should ready be, “To grace a guest of fair degree; “ But light I held this prophecy, “ And deemed it was my father's born, ( Whose echoes o'er the lake were born.'
“ The stranger smiled :- Since to your home “ A destined errant knight I come, “ Announced by prophet sootb and old, “ Doomed, doubtless, for achievement bold, “I'll lightly front each high emprize, “ For one kind glance of those bright eyes ; “ Permit me, first, the task to guide “ Your fairy frigate o'er the tide.' “ The maid, with smile suppressed and sly, “ The toil unwonted saw him try; “ For seldom, sure, if e'er before, “ His noble hand had grasped an oar: “ Yet with main strength his strokes he drew, ~ And o'er the lake the shallop dew; “ With heads erect, and whimpering cry, “ The hounds behind their passage ply.