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LAST MOMENórs or MIRABEAU. He begged Cabanis, his attendant, degenerated they are, and they must be, by their miserable life, of long not to call in physicians; but in this he was disobeyed, and on their hours, and hard fare, and the restless nights which every body knows te, arrival they found death fast approaching, which had already seized be consequent upon over-fatigue. This sort of life has robbed them, and upon his feet. His head was the last part of his body attacked, as if is robbing them, of every characteristic which belonged to their hardy ., Nature permitted his genius to shine ou to the last moment. An im- forefathers, who worked hard, but fared well, and slept sufficiently. mense crowd, preserving the most profound silence, thronged round his | They are as different, too, in mind as in body. They have not the house; the Court sent messengers after messengers to inquire of his courage and the spirit which have hitherto been a part of British chastate ; bulletins of his health were transmitted from mouth to mouth, and racter. History, experience all that is known of the labouring classes spread grief among the people at every new progress of his disorder; he of any community existing, or that ever did exist, in any country under himself, surrounded by his friends, expressed regret at the interruption heaven, presents no account of protracted and ill-requited toil, ai all apof his projects, but seemed proud of his past career. “ Support," said proaching to a parallel with the condition of the manufacturing popula he to his servant,“ support the ablest head in France." The anxiety of tion of Scotland and the north of England. Why is not this condition the people affected him; the visit of Barnave, his enemy, who came in investigated? We have more than a thousand legislators, who are very the pame of the Jacobins, caused him a pleasing emotion. He gave some fond of forming themselves into “ Committees of Inquiry:" why do not thoughts to public affairs. The Assembly was about to be engaged in they inquire into that system under which fourteen hours labour daily, the question of testaments : he therefore called for M. de Talleyrand, is a great reduction, and that reduction desired as a luxury? But those and gave him a discourse which he had written on the subject. “It will high personages are busy. They have, as Mr Cobbett says, “ the bares be pleasant,” said he,“ to hear a man speak against testaments who is and the partridges to take care of.” They are fullhanded as grand conno more, and who ought to be making his own." The Court, indeed, servators of rabbits, snipes, and widgeons.-Manchester Gazette. wished him to make one, and promised to take upon itself the payment | The King's CIRCLE.-Lady Scott: Ladies are not received into the of all his legacies. Speaking of his views on Europe, “ that Pitt,” said King's circle but in dresses with long trains, four yards long.–Dr Pihe, « is the Minister of preparatives; he governs by menaces: I would 'chot : That must really be a very embarrassing affair.-Sir W. Scott: give him some trouble if I lived." The Curate of the parish came to The Gentleman in waiting supports it till the lady approaches bis offer his services. He thanked him with politeness, and said, smiling, Majesty: the lady then pays her respects by a low curtsey : the King that he would accept of them willingly, if his superior ecclesiastic, the raises her and salutes her on the cheek.-Dr Pichot : Is that indispensa. Bishop of Autun, was not in the house. He then begged to have the ble?-Sir W. Scott: Indispensable. That done, the lady retires, withwindows opened. “ My friend," said he, to Cabanis, “ I shall die to- lout ceasing to turo her face towards the Monarch, till she is out of the day: envelop me in perfumes, crown me with flowers, and surround me
circle. The difficulty of retiring backwards without assistance is very with music, so that I may deliver myself up peaceably to sleep.” Poig- great for such as are not accustomed to it. The ladies must exercise nant pains interrupted from time to time these noble discourses. “ You themselves in managing their trains with skill and dignity, in order to have promised," said he to his friends," to spare me useless suffering ;" | be able to retire without turning their backs. It will be a sad affair for and he immediately demanded opium with great eagerness. This being the young lady who should be so unfortunate as to commit a faux-pas on: refused, he insisted on compliance with his request with his accustomed such an occasion. It was a more easy operation when the ladies wore violence. For the purpose of satisfying him, his attendants deceived hoops : but now there is nothing to support the robe.-Tour in England him, and gave him a cup which they persuaded him contained opium. and Scotland, by Dr Pichot: He received it calmly, swallowed the beverage which he believed mortal, and appeared contented. A moment after, he expired. This
A STRANGE IDEA OF A MANIAC REMOVED BY STRATAGEM-One of was on the 20th of April 1791. The news of his death immediately
the most eminent watchmakers in Paris became deranged, from prosecu. reached the Court, the City, and the Assembly. All parties had placed
ting the idea of perpetual motion. His derangement was characterised their hopes on him, and all, except the envious, grieved at his death.
by this singulariiy; he believed that be bad been guillotined, that his The proceedings of the Assembly were suspended, a general mourning
head had been mixed with those of some other victims, and that the ordered, and a magnificent funeral prepared. Some Deputies being
judges, repenting of their cruel verdict, had ordered the heads to be inyited to attend, " We will all go,” exclaimed the whole Assembly.
replaced on their respective bodies. By some mistake, he conceived that In the church of St Genevieve a monument was erected to his memory
the head of one of his unfortunate companions had been placed upon his in the form of a pantheon, with this inscription, which no longer exists:
shoulders; and this idea haunted him night and day. A convalescent, "A grateful Country to great Men.”-It was situated by the side of
of a lively and jocular turn, was engaged to play the following trick upon that of Descartes. His funeral took place the day after his death. All
the artist :-Their conversation was directed to the celebrated miracle the Authorities, the Department, the Assembly, and the Army, accom
of St Denis, who carried his head under his arm, and kissed it as he panied the procession ; and this simple Orator obtained more honours
went along. The watchmaker vehemently maintained the possibility of than ever had been conferred on the pompous funerals which proceeded
the fact, and endeavoured to confirm it by an appeal to his own case. to St Denis.-Thus terminated the career of this extraordinary man, who
His companion burst out into a loud laugh, and said to him, in a tone of has been greatly praised and greatly blamed; who effected much good
mockery, “ Why, you fool, how could Si Denis contrive to kiss his and much evil; and whose genius was as equally adapted to the one as
own head? was it with his heel ?" This unexpected repartee struck the to the other.-History of the French Revolution, from the French of A.
lunatic forcibly: he retired quite confused, amidst the laughter that it Thiers aad F. Bodin-just published.
produced ; and he never after spoke of the misplacement of his head.
Dr Pinel on Insanity. Fourteen HOURS A DAY!_" Are there not twelve hours in the day in which men ought to work ? Our readers, who have Bibles, will not
SUICIDE PREVENTED BY SUDDEN TERROR.-A man of letters, accusneed to be told whose words we are quoting. In the times when this
tomed to free living, and who had lately been cured of an intermittent : question was asked, there were no great townships of weavers, and no
fever, was seized in the autumn with all the horrors of propensity to cotton factories; but since the introduction of the manufacturing system,
suicide, and he often estimated the different ways of destroying himself. the principle which the question involves, has, like many other points of
A journey which he look to London seemed to increase his melancholy christian morality, become quite obsolete, “ Twelve hours," indeed!
and his determination to shorten his life. He fixed upon a late hour of why, a weaver could not keep body and soul together with the fruit of
one night, and went upon one of the bridges, in order to throw himself twelve hours' labour. Even if he were to find out some cheaper article
into the Thames: but at the moment he got there he was attacked by of subsistence than the wretched potatoes and oatmeal upon which he
some pickpockets. He became very angry, and made violent efforts io. feeds, and could, by working twelve hours only, procure enough of it to
escape, which he effected, after being considerably agitated and greatly prevent the gnawings of hunger during the four and twenty, he would
alarmed. His melancholy immediately was changed; he forgot the soon be cashiered as an idle vagabond. Men know the fact, that the
object of his walk : and though he was reduced to as great distress as loom which is in motion by four or by five o'clock in the morning, does
before, he never afterwards felt any emotions of suicide. Dr Pinel on not cease till eight, nine, ten, or eleven o'clock at night; they know that
Insanity. all around them the looms are going the same length of time; and it
A Correspondent of the Times very properly recommends the disase never, or very rarely occurs to them, that fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, of the practice of noting inland bills of exchange, it having been repeatseventeen hours' labour for a bare subsistence, is not the natural, the edly decided by the Judges, that such noting is entirely superfluous, and reasonable portion of an ingenious artisan. But, whatever be the popular adds nothing material 10 the evidence of the holder ; whilst its payment apathy with regard to this evil, and this wrong, the evil and the wrong becomes a serious tax upon persons little able to pay anything extra. remain. And they are not individual merely, but national also.-Early · DISCOVERY OF WINE.—To Persia we must look for the origin of the rising and early rest; Jabour to create an appetite for food, and a desire vine : we know that it is not indigenous elsewhere, except in America. for rest; plenty of good meat to satisfy the one, and a sufficiency of time The discovery of wine, as given on the authority of an ancient Persian to indulge the other ;- this is the course of life which for centuries has MS, by Sir John Malcolm, may be thus brielly told: The persian contributed to make Englishmen what they have been ; and this ought to emperor who founded Persepolis, being extremely fond of grapes, put' be the course of life of every labouring man. The “ times are out of some into jars to preserve them: tastiog them while fermenting, he joint;" the state of society is monstrous, when clever artisans find it found them so bad, that he put them back and marked poison on the jars. necessary to combine in order that each may not have more than fourteen His favourite mistress, from some cause weary of life, drank the liquor, hours labour in the day, and can look forward to this reduction as com- which the fermentation being at an end-was so pleasant as to reconfort and luxury. That which debases and degenerates them, is as bad,cile her to life, instead of poisoning ber. The King found out what had and perhaps worse, than that which destroys them, Debased and I taken place, and thus wine was discovered. --Westminster Revica,
LORD COCHRANE.-On Wednesday this distinguished uobleman, ac- A Miss Cranston, who eloped with Captain G-, from Streatham, og companied by his lady, arrived at the British Hotel, in a travelling Friday week, was overtaken at Canterbury, supping with her inamorato carriage and four. Thursday forenoon, his Lordship and Lady Cochrano, the same night, and was safely conveyed home by her brother. They attended by Mr Robert Scott Moncrieff, drove to the Castle in an open were traced from Croydon, which they left in a single horse chaise carriage. The carriage remained on the esplanade while they walked lo what manner young ladies may gradually get rid of eruptions on round the fortification. On the party returning, the crowd assembled at the face and deck:---Walk tolerably quick five or six miles every day in the barrier gate gave them a hearty cheer, which his Lordship acknow the open air, and if it be wet under foot, change the shoes and stockiags ledged by a grave but affable inclination of the head. They afterwards immediately on returning home. -Medical Adviser. proceeded to the Parliament House, and the Advocates and Writers to Novel HIRING.-A farmer in the neighbourhood of Pulborough, at the Signet Libraries, where a similar testimony of respect was shown by the commencement of the present harvest, hired a man from an adjoining the populace; and subsequently visited Holyrood House and the Calton parish, for a month, to assist him in getting in his crops, and by agreeHill. Yesterday forenoon, his Lordship, accompanied by his Lady and ment was to pay him a single pea for the first day, two for the second, suite, visited the chain pier at Newhaven. About an hoor previous to four for the third, and double every day until the term was expired, the his departure, the spacious street in front of the British Hotel was com- farmer but too late discovered that this would be the worst bargain that pletely blockaded by hundreds of anxious spectators, who greeted his ever he made, and that even with purchasing the whole growth of all his Lordship with enthusiastic cheering as he passed to his carriage. Their neighbours' pease, he will not be able to pay his man in kind; while the enthusiasm however did not stop here, they proceeded to disengage labourer, on the other hand, piques himself on having entered into an the horses, with the view of dragging him along Queen street in triumph, agreement, by which, in one month, his earnings will enable him to live had not his Lordship politely declined the honour. His Lordship has at ease during the remainder of his life. We however understand that apparently suffered no constitutional injury from his long exposure to a the man has offered to compound with his employer for five guineas and foreign climate and every species of danger to which his profession is one load of pease,-Kent Herald. liable. His frame is athletic, and but for a slight bend in the neck, STREET AND Road PAVEMENT. It is the practice in Vienna and would be erect. His complexion is hale, and by no means indicative of some other cities, to pave the open courts of the hotels with blocks of hard a long residence under a tropical sun. He was plainly dressed in a blue wood a few inches long, set on edge, over which wheel-carriages roll surtout, and one of those narrow-crowned hats lately come into fashion. almost without noise. Were the pores, or tubular cavities of the wood, Lady Cochrane is an elegant petite figure, with a considerable share of previously filled with a calcareous or other stony solution, or even with beauty. Her features are highly expressive; and an olive tinge in her pitch, its hardness would be a good deal increased, and its durability still complexion, together with very black hair and eyes, give her a Spanish more, by the exclusion of the water. As broken wood would answer for cast of countenance.-Scotsman, Sept. 3.
this purpose, and as the labour of cutting and laying would be conRev. A. FLETCHER.This Reverend Preacher,We judge of him in paratively small, we do not think the expense would much exceed that the fullness of his inspiration,-is a man of a robust and commanding of M'Adam's road metal. We have often wondered indeed that the figure. He carries his office, too, with an air of secure vigour and deter Vienna wooden pavement is not adopted in some of our most fashionable mination, that makes him no inapt illustrator of the style of the sturdy
streets, where the noise occasioned by the constant passing of coaches old gospellers,
must be felt as a serious nuisance. Scotsman, When Pulpit, drum Ecclesiastic,
DELAYS OF CHANCERY.-On Saturday, Mr Arthur H. Marriott, aged Was beat with fist instead of a stick.
| 73 years, died at his residence, Stopehouse. The deceased was formerly Tlre man's physiognomy is dark, intelligent, and gentlemanlike; his eye a comedian, and possessed almost to the last a fund of genuine humour well placed and expressive ; his forehead broad and fairly developed. and originality. The deceased had accumulated money sufficient to An air of precision beatis about his adjustments, which does not seem to render his vale of life smooth ; but about 14 years since he purchased say, that the preacher has altogether eschewed the vanities of personal some premises in Stonehouse: after he had paid for them, and had had effect. The smile too, that not unfrequently played about his visage, possession, it was contended that the person who sold them had no auappeared to speak fully as much of self-satisfied opinion, as of a pure ihority, and that deceased's title was bad. A bill in Chancery was filed Christian benignity; and if so ungodly a'conjecture might be adventured, against bim, and for nearly 14 years has this Chancery suit been eating was just as well fitted to illustrate rather a handsome mouth, with an him to his " heart's core." He has been repeatedly beard to say, agreeable equipage of teeth, as the severe doctrines of his schismatical" Were it not for that law-suit, I should be the happiest man alive ; bat faith. The action of the preacher is varied, perhaps to redundancy; on as it is, I am most wretched;" for so long a period has he suffered the the whole, however, it is not inelegant, and very frequently commanding. " lawr's delay," being an willing to lose his little property without a His style of address is vigorous and studiously affectionate ; delighting struggle, and there being no other means of getting rid of this suit. At in simple allusion, and, as it seemed, perhaps over-much in the minute last death put a period to his sufferings, but not before the Lord Chandistinctions of the elder church. His utterance is distinctly national; cellor had put an end to the cause ; for a day or two preceding his death, and his tones are various, and not disagreeable. This man, whatever be judgment was given against him ; but of this he was never brought achis private aberrations, is plainly a combatant not at all to be sneezed at. quainted, as he was too far gone to be troubled with the event of that He is a labourer, full of youth, full of vigoar, and, as it appeared, very cause, which to him bad been a most grievous one.Devonshiro Freereasonably accomplished with confidence too. He is a preacher, in fact, holder. that, as such, no sect has a title to despise, and very few sects should The PLAGUE. -At a late sitting of the Paris Royal Academy of Ser rashly or very willingly have contributed to lose.--Edinburgh Observer. ences, M. Lassis presented a memorial, stating his reasons for consi
THE PARK.-A great deal has been lately written respecting the dering the plague and yellow fever not contagious :" Ancient Rome projected alterations, or improvements (as by some they are said to be) (said M. Lassis), like France, was unknown to America and to the East, in the parks. If the public right be trespassed upon, perbaps some stout but nevertheless they both suffered from the yellow fever and the plague. pedestrian will imitate Tim. Bennett, who in the year 1762 manfully Whenever an epidemical disease exists, it is produced by local causes, reclaimed a footway over Bushy park. This Tim Bennett was an honest which can always be explained. The yellow fever is nothing but a very cobbler, who by dint of his own exertions recovered a path leading from intense fever, accompanied by the jaundice--the plague is nothing but an Hampton to Hamptonwick and Kingston market, which way had been intense fever, attended with buboes, parotides, &c. These pestilential taken from the people many years, to their great prejudice. He first buboes are absolutely the same as the pustules of the nature of carbuncles applied by way of memorial to the authorities in whose name the altera. which we notice in all parts of France, and which are in a mapper tions were carried on; no attention being paid to his memorial, he with endemic in some of the provinces. The disorders called yellow fever his own scanty means appealed to the law, and succeeded.-Times. and plague appear continually in all parts of France, but as they are
TEST OF PERFECT VACCINATION.When a person has been vaccinated called by another name, no mention is made of contagion and no preon one arm, the surgeon should vaccinate the other arm with matter caution is taken. It is for this reason that they are not attended with the taken from the first. If the first vaccination has been perfect, the pus fatal consequences, which always follow the official declaration of these tales on both arms will grow to a head at precisely the same time : and maladies. The measures which are called sanitary occasion all the acif this does not take place, the system has not been properly affected, and cidents which they profess to prevent. At Cairo, as at Constantinople, the vaccination ought to be repeated. This simple and easy test, first when the plague has a contagious influence, it ravages only certain brought into notice by Dr Bryce of Edinburgh, ought never to be neg- quarters, whilst others more healthy are always exempt from it. The lected.-Glasgow Mechanios' Magazine.
plague which exists in Lower Egypt never penetrates into the Upper."AFFIDAVIT STAMPS. It is now judicially decided by the Court of M. Lassis then made some observations relative to the late epidemy at Chancery, that affidavits of debt under bankruptcies are no longer liable Barcelona. A committee was formed, which declared unanimously that to any stamp duty.
contagion was but a chimera ; this committee published the reasons upon TEMP"RANCE.—We find, from the registers of the Society of Friends, which they had formed this opinion, which were so conclusive that they or Quakers, that, as a consequence of their temperance, one half of those effected the conversion of a celebrated physician, who had before been that are born live to the age of 47 years, whereas Dr Price tells us, that of at the head of the contagionists. M. L. presented a list of ten communes the general population of London, half that are born live only 2 years! in Barcelona, inclosed within the cordon sanitaire, in which three huadred Among the Quakers, 1 in 10 arrives at 80 years of age ; of the sick took refuge. The inhabitants communicated constantly with the general population of London, only 1 in 40. Never did a more powerful city, but no alteration took place in their health. M. Lassis concluded, argument support the practice of temperance and virtue.. Boston Medical by declaring that he did not believe that either the plague, the yellow Antelligoncer.
fevet, or any other typhus, was contagious.
MORTALITY OF INFANTS.-A memoir was lately read at Paris, on the THE GRAND STREETS. The street from the British Museum to Northinortality of infants. Dr Villerme had already made some curious re-umberland House will be the chef d'ouvre of Mr Nash's skills for report searches, on this subject, in which he compared the mortality of children speaks of it in the highest terms of panegyric. It will be perfectly. in the upper classes with that in the lower. The present memoir is straight, ascending by St Martin's lane to the spot called “ The Seven formed on a similar plan. There are born at Paris about 22,000 annu- Dials," cutting away numerous triangles in its approach to Holborn, and. ally; of these about two-thirds are sent out to nurse in the country of three cross streets to the Museum-The whole of St Martin's lane, right; these two-thirds, the mortality, during the first year, is three out of five, and left, comes down; for it is to be the widest street in Europe. The. while of the 7,000 to 8,000 nursed in Paris, more than 4,000 die within centre of the left is Lord Salisbury's estate, and the houses now standing the year. In the very populous quarters of Paris, where the streets are were many of them mansions, the abodes of Members of Parliament, little narrow, and the inhabitants wretched, the mortality is about nine in ten, more than half a century ago. The Tuscan, the Doric, and the Compo, in the first year. In the country, where good air, cleanliness and comfort site, are to be the favourite orders; the first, being the most simple and are united, as in Normaody, the mortality during the first year is only solid, will take the lead. The united parishes of St Martin's, St Anne's, . one in eight. At the Foundling Hospital al Paris, where they were all and St Giles's, have had plans laid before them by the Government. It confined to the establishment, of 7,000 to 8.000 received annually, there is to be the" most magnificent street in the world,”-the words are so exonly remained 180 at the age of ten! The Academy, considering the pressed! Lately the plans have been recalled by the Board of Works importance of these facts, decided on communicating them to the Societé from each vestry, with an intimation that they will be returned in JanuMaternelle, and all the Societies, whose object it is to aid the unfortu-ary next.-This street will improve the Bedford estate by at least twenty nate. Hitherto these societies have invariably recommended mothers thousand a-year; and, had Waterloo bridge been in a line with it, what nursing their children ; but it is evident that bad air, and other conco- a matchless picture it would have produced! It is the due consideramitant circumstances more than counterbalance those advantages; it is tion of this that has suggested the commendable idea of opening a wide more charitable to aid them to send their children to burse in the street from Waterloo bridge to the New road, upon a plan which will ! country.
render it perhaps the most magnificent thing of the kind in all Europe.A singular circumstance occurred at Islington a few days ago. Mr | Morning Paper.. Hickman, after an absence in India of more than twenty-one years,
How To GET INTO COURT. -The great Frederic once sent for Mendela returned and found that his landed property, which was considerable,
sohn to come to Potsdam. It happened to be Saturday, on which day had been disposed of by his beir-at-law, à Mr Laycock, who had sold it | Jews are not allowed to ride on horseback or in coaches: Mendelsohn to the parish, and upon which land are erected numerous dwelling. therefore entered the royal residence on foot. The officer on duty.-houses and a chapel. Mr Hickman, of course, claims his land, and also I sprig of Nobility, of course bad never read either “ Phædon ” or the edifices erected thereon.::
the Philosophical Deters,being informed that he was a Jew called Spirit Of ARISTOCRACY, Two English gentlemen happened, some
Mendelsohn, asked, amidst a volley of swearing and guard-room wit, time ago, to be in one of the Swiss Cantons, in which the signs of pros
what could have procured him the honour of being called to the King í perity and happiness were every where visible. One of them called the
The terrified Philosopher replied, with the true causticity of Diogenes, other's attention to so cheering á circumstance. The other, a gentleman
« I am a sléight-of-hand player." Oh !” says the Lieutenant, « that's of large property in a South-western county, observed in return
another affair;" and suffered the juggler Mendelsohn to pass, when he
" Yes, all are certainly very happy; but still this is not a country for'a Gentle
would have examined who knows how long :--the philosopher Mendelmah."- Morning Chronicle.
sohn, and perhaps have arrested him in the guard-room , since it is
well known that more jugglers than philosophers pass thirough palace BAYLE. One of the philosophers who were most persecuted was the immortal Bayle, the honour of human nature. One of the pretexts made
gates.Memoirs of Moses Mendelsohn.,
1° HEREDITARY LEGISLATORSA Nobleman never passes any examina. use of for reducing him to poverty was his article of * David" in his tion at the University to obtain his degree, but at the end of six terms, - valuable Dictionary. He was reproached with not praising actions which
wbich may occupy about nine months at the farthest, he is admitted to were in themselves unjust, sanguinary, atrocious, contrary to good faith, I the honorary degree of Master of Arts. When Lord Chesterfield desig or grossly offensive to decency.- Philosophical Dictionary. ,
nated the House of Peers as “ an Hospital of Incurables," he might have ; How to DiscovER A THIEF.-A physician named Brown had in Bar- founded bis opinion on the want of education which usually fails to the badoes a sugar-bouse and negroes, and the latter stole from him a con- lot of those hereditary legislators, who trace their descent from the vaga, siderable sum. He assembled his negroes together, and thus addressed bond and illierate freebooters of the Norman era.Oriental Herald. them :- My friends, the great Serpent has appeared to me during the night, and has informed me that the thief has at this moment a paro
SERENADE. quel's feather at the end of his nose.”—The criminal instantly applied)
Fly to me! the Vesper star his hand to his nose. « It is thou who hast robbed me," exclaimed the
Is twinkling, sweet, above thee; i master; "the great Serpent has just informed me so :" and he recovered his money.
I have wandered long and far
To whisper that I love thee: GALLANTRY OF Louis XIV.-Talk of the ferocity of the lower orders,
That star is only seen at night, forsooth! Why, we venture to assert, that no ballast-heaver on the
And fades before the morning light; Thames would behave with such studied ruffianism towards a woman
Truth like mine will constant shine . he had seduced, and who loved him, and was the mother of his children,
Then love ine, dearest, love me! as Louis did towards the affectionate La Valliere. This most magnania
List to me. Can gentle sighs mous descendant of St Louis, who is described by his admirers as the
Cause thy bosom anguish ? model of chivalry, threw his spaniel in her face, telling lier at the same
Ah! its dovelike peace I prize time that she was not a Gt companion for anything but a dog, left her in
Though it bid me languish. tears, and walked away with an abandoned'adultress, whose heart was
Give thy lover's breast repose, blacker ilan night! Yet this butrage was committed in that boasted
Purest love within it glows; “ age of chivalry and exalted feeling," whose downfall was pathetically bewailed in the oratorical rhapsody of Burke, when that political rene
Thine will still as softly thrill
Then love me, dearest, love me!' gade announced to his affrighted contemporaries, “that the glory of Europe was extinguished for ever."-Oriental Herald
Mr SALEL in his speech at Kilkenny, pointed to some living exemplifi- , RELỊGIOUS NOVELS.-The Authors of Cælebs, Tremaine, &c. have no cation of Thomson's Portrait:claims to the merits of originality, for between twenty and thirty yeats
- A man of God, back, Mr Payne Knight, in his book on Taste, thus notices and exposes
Who has a roguish twinkle in his eye works of a similar description:-“ Of late this spirit (a dogmatical spirit
If a tight lassie chance to trippen by, of devotion) has been much pampered by some of the sentimental
And shines all over with ungodly dew, Narratives in question ; the fair authoresses of which, in their zeal for
Which, when observed, he sinks into his mew, Revelation, boldly bring forward their love-sick heroes and heroines into
. And straight'gins recollect his piety anew." the fields of religious controversy; and as the weapons on both sides, they find as little difficulty in silencing all the cavils and overturning all the objections of the fictitious disciples of
POLICE. Hume, Gibbon, and the French Academy, as a Colonel of the Guards
NANSION HOUSE. does in routing a regiment of fictitious French soldiers in a review on
Mr Hobler received a letter from a female who called herself Elizabeth Blackheath. When Victory geems so easily obtained, it is to wonder Locke, stating that she was a collateral descendant of the great John, 'that many are ready to enter the lists; especially as the shortest and Locke, author of the Essay on the Understanding, and that she was in pleasantest way of becoming à saint is by converting a sinner. According service at No. 8 College street, Bristol. Her grandfather had been, she , to the Italian proverb, Those toho know nothing, doubt nothing: whence it stated, a hairdresser in the city of London, and had taken a violent part.. has frequently happened to me of late, to hear questions of sacred in the affair of Wilkes, and she wished to learn to wbat company he had ; criticism and philosophy decided; upon the authority of a dialogue in a belonged, and whether she was not entitled to some pecuniary aid, as the Nótel, from which Olrotius and Lo Clerc, Mostein and Michaelisj shrupk descendant of a citizen of London, if she could expect none as the relative in despair, or pusved by in timid perplexity."..
of anio of the grentont geplubes England over produced. By the direction
of the LORD MAYOR, inquiries were made about the person Elizabeth / permit him to do so. They arrived at the house of the witness about Locke called her grandfather, and it was found that a person of that name half-past 12, and both sat down and fell asleep. The wife of witness was bad been an active partisan of Wilkes, but it could not be ascertained to in bed in the attic, and witness intended to have gone to bed, but he was what company he belonged, or whether he belonged to any.-Mr Hobler's so overcome with liquor, that he did not wake till past four o'clock, when correspondent expresses a humble hope that she may obtain some situation the prisoner was brought dowa stairs by a lodger; and if witness had in consequence of the circumstance of her relationsbip, and wbicb she can then known what the prisoner had been guilty of, the consequences would satisfactorily prove, in conjunction with her claim as an irreproachable in all probability bave been fatal.--Mrs White said, that about four and industrious woman.
o'clock on Thursday morning, a person whom she supposed to be her GUILDHALL,
busband, entered her bed room. She spoke to him, and said, " It is lates CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.-Mr Martin, M.P. attended on Wednesday
William;" he made some kind of answer, like a person in liquor, and, abe. before Mr Alderan BRIDGES, to support a complaint he had exhibited / supposing him to be intoxicated, said no more to him; be proceeded to against the driver of the cabriolet No 12, for ill-treating a horse in.
undress, and then got into bed; he was in her bed above a quarter of a Cornhill, on Sunday last. Tbe Hon. Member addressed the Alderman in
hour, but he did not speak during the time : be covered his face with the nearly the following words:"Before I enter upon this charge, Sir, I clothes, and she sp
clothes, and she spoke to him. • • • • • She believed at the time must beg leave to say a few words upon the subject of the virulent attacks
it was her basband. She accidentally putting her hand on a fassel made upon me by a portion of the public press. I am charged by the
waistcoat, which her husband was not in the habit of wearing, instantly editor of the Morning Chronicle with passing by all the acts of crnelty started up and exclaimed, “Good God! am I in bed with a strange mar! practised by the nobility and higher orders of society, whom he declares
And upon the prisoner not answering, she jumped out of bed, and called to be inore cruel in their general practices than the middle and lower for the assistance of a lodger, wbo entered the room and turned the ranks; and proceeds also to assert, that there is much ornelty practised in prisoner dowa stairs. She declared to God that she did not give the his Majesty's stables, and even declares that his Majesty himself is the prisoner leave to enter der bed room ; she had never seen him in her life cause of it, urging as proof the ranid and furious rate at which his before sbe found him in her bed. Here the woman appeared ready to Majesty's post-borses usually travel. Now I can only say, Sir, that if faint, and her husband, from wbose eyes the tears were fowing, said, the editor of the Morning Chronicle will point out to me any act of cruelty
“ We sball never be happy, Mary, any more ; if I bad caught bis, practised by the highest nobleman or gentleman in the land, I pledge
know what the consequences would have been." -John Doppelson said, myself to prefer a prosecution against bim. Now, with regard to the be was a lodger in the house of Mr White. About a quarter before foor, treatment of bis Majesty's horses, from my fondness for these animals the prisoner entered bis bed room, and asked him which was Mr White's have been permitted long ago to visit his Majesty's stables, and can there
room? He told him it was the room opposite. About twenty minutes fore say from my own knowledge that no species of cruelty whatever is
past four he beard Mrs White call for assistance; he went into her bed practised tbere. As to the treatment of their horses by the nobility and I room, and she said that there was a strange man in her room. . He turned gentlemen, I ride in the Park frequently, and I see them riding and
him out of the room. Mrs White did not at that time say the person bad driving there, but I never witnessed any acts of cruelty. If I had committed the offence be stands charged with.ME White and the should certainly have preferred complaints against any of them. This
prisoner were about the same age and size, and dressed alike in brown editor holds me forth as a scoundrel and a rascal. Now it must be
surtout coats and striped waistcoats.-The Prisoner, wheu called spor fx obvious to you, Sir, that my conduct throws me open to the attacks of the
his defence, said be awoke about four o'clock, and being tired, he cried w lowest of the rabble : and he, Sir, has expressed his hope that my skull
grope bis way to Mr White's bed room, to lie down for a few hours. He will be cleft some one of these days by some of the fellows I bring
by mistake, entered the lodger's room, who told him which wu Me charges against; thus holding out even an encouragement to murder.
White's room, and he laid himself on the bed, supposing Mr White was I shall take care what I now say, because I know that I am open to a
in the bed. He was very drunk, and did not know that anything further prosecution, and may be made to answer for what I now say respecting
took place.--Mrs White said, that the prisoner, on being taken to the him, as surely as he shall be made to answer for what he said respecting
watch bouse, treated the thing as a joke, and asked ber if she knew ibe me in his leading article the day before yesterday."-Mr M. then pro.
difference between him and her husband ?-Mr Dyer said, that the ceeded to the case before the Magistrate, and observed, “I saw the
prisoner would find that he had been guilty of a serious offence.Me cabriolet driven past the Royal Exchange at such a rate as would have
White said, that his wife had been very ill'erer since, and as there wa subjected the driver to panishment for the furious driving only, without
no chance of their being happy together, he had made up his mind to quit taking notice at all of the unnecessary and cruel manner in which he
the country --Mr Dyer stated, that as he was convinced of his wife's flogged the animal. There were two men in the cabriolet, and I cannot
innocence, he thought ibat they might yet be happy.--Mrs White wept, take upon myself to swear that the man now before you is the one that
and her husband shook his head and sighed.-Mr DYBR told the prisonet, drove; but upon inquiry of the owner, I learn that he bears a very good
that if he possessed a spark of human feeling, he would feel remorse at character; and I shall therefore, with your permission, beg leave to with
the misery he had brought upon the young couple. He ordered bim to draw the charge against him."
find bail, himself in 1001. and two sureties in 50l. eacb, to answer the Mr Alderman BRIDGE8 expressed his surprise that the Editor of the
charge of assault at the Sessions. Morning Chronicle should have taken the licence of publishing observa
MARYLABONNE. tions such as the Hopourable Gentleman bad mentioned, inasmuch as he
On Monday, a two-fold charge was brought against a poor fruit-seller, had generally found Editors take the side of humanity. He had himself
atst, for committing a breach of the Street Act, by placing his basket ea observed, since the passing of this Act, a great deal more attention in the
the pavement, and secondly, for the enormity of vending nuts on a Sun. street to the treatment of animals. They were not so hard drove, and
day. It appeared that the Street-keeper, together with a Bow Street asses in particular had been much more kindly treated. He had seen
Patrol, came out of a public house during the time of Divine Service, them forinerly beaten with large clubs; and with regard to what had been
rushed on this Sabbath and Street Act breaker, overturned his basket of said as to the treatment of his Majesty's horses, be was quite sure that
filberts, and apprehended him. In the scuffle, the man of sin and not must be most grossly false. His Majesty was well known for his huma
lost two sovereigns.-Mr RAWLINSON said, that persons were probibited nity, of which many instances had occorred in public, when accidents had
from placing their baskets on the pavement; but it was cruel to put the bappened, and on other occasions, which had gratified everybody.
law in force against those poor persons, who endeavoured to procure a Mr Martin :--I can assure you, Sir, that the King's name was actually ann
living by the sale of fruit. “As he walked the streets he experienced so mentioned in the paper as the occasion of the cruelty practised, but I my. there was a necessity' for that severity which was displayed by Wilson,
tually annoyance from thein, nor did he think, on the occasion in question, that self know the disposition of bis Majesty to be the direct contrary. "Il Het henrofessed himself in the acnardian of the anklic morals, and know that in the case of a police officer (Townsend), who was accused of also otbers in the same capacity, ought to exercise their authority with an act of cruelty, he was forbid to appear about his Majesty until the
mercy, otherwise that authority was calculated to bring the laws into dis. affair was satisfactorily cleared up. Is it satisfactorily or in any way I respect among the lower orders. If poor persons were to be presentes cleared up?]-The defendant bowed, and the summons was dismissed.
from disposing of their fruit on the Lord's day, be considered that the . MARLBOROUGH STREET. '
same strict rules should extend to tradesmen, who, iostead of supplying a STRANGE AFFAIR.-On Saturday week, a charge was preferred by a few pennyworths of apples, sent out large quantities of fish and other married woman, named White, against Robert Charles, for “fraudu. commodities on the Lord's day. It was very extraordinary, ibat those lently ” violating her person. The prisoner, when he was placed at the poor persons were to be visited with this severity for supplying a small bar, seemed to be greatly alarmed. He appears to be about 30 years of quantity of fruit on this day, while luxuries of every descriptiou were ere. The complainant and her husband are young; they formerly lived supplied by others.--Mr RawLINSON concluded, by intimating to the ja the service of a family at the west end of the town, and recently com- informer that, if pressed, he must inflict the penalty, but be advised him menced business in White Horse court, Piccadilly. The complainant to withdraw the charge. The charge was withdrawn.-[This, observer was in a state of distraction, and the husband in tears, all the time they the Morning Chronicle, is the language and conduct becoming a good were before the magistrate. Mr White stated, that on Wednesday even. Magistrate, and it is thus that the intelligence and correct feeling of an jig the prisoner and himself were at a pablic house dripking together, administrator of justice may mitigate the mischiefs of our barbarous and till they were in a state of intoxication. 'About 12 at night, the prisoner bungling legislation. The rigorous enforcement of all the clumsy or siid that he was locked out of his lodgings, and proposed to witness to stupid Acts that are passed every Session, would throw the whole come go to his house, and to sleep in ono of the arm chairs. Witness agreed to 'munity into disorder. We might commit to the tread-mill almost the
wbole Aristocracy of England under the Vagrant Act (even in its amended The body of Margaret Simmison, who but a few months since was a sbape), for playing at unlawful games, and we might grievously amerce dashing coortezan under the protection of a gallant Colonel, and who the Lord Chancellor for attending his Majesty on Sunday instead of afterwards figured away in the lobbies of the theatres, was found dead on church, which would probably be tantamount to a sentence of death, for Wednesday, in a third floor back room in Duke street, Oxford street. She a fine would surely break his Lordship's heart. Is it not well, then, that had not been seen since Monday, and the landlady of the house suspecting a sensible Magistrate should now and then stand between the poor people she had Aed, got the door opened, and found the unfortunate woman dead and the terrible operation of the Wisdom of Parliament?]
upon the bed with her clothes on. On the table were found the remnants HATTON-GARDEN.
of a poisonous draught of sugar of lead. The deceased was in the most BARBARITY._An elderly woman, named Caroline Edmeads, was abject state of poverty. charged with assaulting an infant only three years old, named Brickhill. On Sunday, the wife of a gardener, in the employ of Mr Cockfield, of Brickbill' is a labouring man, and the wife sells fruit in the streets. On Upton, in Essex, sent to a druggist's for sixpenuyworth of tincture of Monday they were both compelled to go from home on their ordinary rhubarb for her children, then labouring under a complaint in the bowels. arocations, and the prisoner Edmeads was employed to take care of the A boy in the shop filled the phial with opium instead of the tinctore. As child. When the mother was going away, the infant cried, and attempted soon as the mother received 'it she gave a small quantity to an infant, but to follow its mother, when the prisoner caught it up in her arms, and on deferred giving some to the remainder of her children, they being asleep. getting into the house she dashed it down on the floor, and of course its | The poor infant died immediately after taking the dose. The mother is screams were redoubled ; she then beat it severely on the face, neck and almost distracted at the fatal mistake. arms, merely because it did not cease crying. Some persons then inter On Sanday last, a respectable young man, named James Williams, fered, and on taking up the little sufferer, it was discovered that tbe hip residing in King street, St George's in the East, while on a party of bone had been dislocated, and the leg was broken below the kneer; it | pleasure, was drowned near Barking. The presentiments which the dewas also much bruised, and in this state it was removed to Bartholomew's ceased had of tbe calamity which has occurred are rather extraordinary. Hospital. The prisoner said the child became very unruly after the On the nights preceding bis death, he was haunted by the most fearful departure of the mother, and that when it fell down she did not think it dreams, each of which presented appalling pictures of drowning. The bad sustained so much injury.--Mr Laing ordered her to be committed, I first dream he paid but little attention to; neither did he lake much notice. in default of bail.
of the second; but the third making a deep impression on bis mind, he TOWN HALL, SOUTHWARK.
communicated it to his sister.-She made use of the strongest arguments APPBCTING CASB.-A young woman, 22 years of age, whose pallid and to dissuade him from his purpose. All ber intreaties, however, were with. dejected countenance bore the remains of beauty, and who was far ad- | out effect he determined to keep his engagement, and not disappoint his vanced in pregnancy, was on Friday brought before Mr Alderman SMITH, friends; and asked what would be thought of him if he were to assign an by John Stambury, nigbt patrol, who stated, that perceiving her between idle dream as an excuse for his absence. His mind, notwithstanding, was two and three o'clock yesterday morning wandering about St Olave's strongly influenced by the conviction that what was meditated as a day of stairs creat agitation, he watched her motions, and was fortunate pleasure would eventually prove one of mourning, and fatal to himself : enough to save her from self-destruction, by catching bold of her clothes he therefore told his sister that should the catastrophe which he anticipated at the instant she was planging into the river.-Alderman Smitu asked take place, that let his body be ever so long in water, it would be recogthe unhappy creature what could have prompted her to attempt so wicked nized by certain marks on his dress; he then punched ibree letters on each an act as destroying her own life? To which she replied, 'shuddering, of his shoes, which he pointed out to his sister, and set forward on bis ill. that the pangs of hunger and disease, joined to the bitier anguish of her fated excursion-Daily Paper. mind, had overcome her strength, unfixed ber reason, and driven her to
APPRBABNSION FOR FORGERY.-An individual of whom the police have des pair. Her name, sbe said, was Mary Martin that she was born at been long in search, war on Wednesday evening apprehended in the Penzance, in Cornwall, where her father, who was an Irishman, married, neighbourhood of Holborn. He claims the rank of Field officer, and is and whom she accompanied last Christmas to London, on the death of her said to be known at the fashionable gaming-houses. He was taken to inother, and slept the first night at a public-house, where her father left Bow street, where the examination was conducted in the private roo her, under pretence of seeking private lodgings, but never returned, and upon the charge of uttering forged checks upon the house of Smith, Payne, wbose face she had never seen from that hour to this. Destitnte of and Co. The games of the parties are concealed for the present, an active money, and unacquainted with a single being in London, prostitution
search being on foot for others who are said to be implicated. became her only resource by which to sustain life, and which had sunk
Daring ROBBERY.-On Tuesday evening, Mr Curtis, of Hampstead, her so deep in misery that death now alone appeared her only relief.-TO
dined with a friend at Smithfield Bars; be quitted between eight and nine this pitiable tale the Magistrate gave the greatest attention, and said if it
o'clock to proceed home by one of the Hampstead coaches, and passed was true, and that it was a voluntary act of her father, he must be one of
along Saffron hill, when two raffians suddenly seized hold of hion, and the most heartless, unnatural men that ever disgraced a couptry; and after
dragged him up an alley. Notwithstanding the place was crowded with again endeavouring to instil into her mind the enormity of the crime she
passengers, and Mr Curtis called for help, no one came to his assistance ; meditated, recommended her case to the parish-officers of St Olave's, as
the fellows carried him into a house, forced him ap one pair of stairs into ope datitled to their humane and immediate attention.--Mr Littel, the
the front room, where two women were sitting, threw bien upon a mattrass, assistant overseer, assured the Magistrate she should be directly adınitted
and while the men held bim down the women rifled his pockets of nine to the poor. house, where everything would be done tending to alleviate
sovereigos; from the resistance and poise he made, the party became irriher suferings.-Alderman SMITH commended the conduct of the patrol
lated, dragged him from the room, and threw him down stairs. He was Stanbury, who conveyed the unfortunate being forth with to her asylum.
so much injured by the treatment and stunned by the fall, that he became
insensible, and was conveyed back to his friend's house, where a surgeon ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c.
was procured, who accompanied him home to bis family, and remained al) Taesday week, the infant daughter of Mr Howell, of South Villa house, niglit with bim. Apprehensions are entertained that the spine of the back Cheltenham, was suffered, whilst at play, to eat some berries of the is seriously affected. He had a valuable lady's watch in his fob without laburpom tree, by which she was nearly poisoned. The effect is similar any chain attached to it, which the robbers overlooked. . to the torpor produced by laudanum; and bot for the timely interference SOICIDB.-On Thursday an inquest was held at the Queen's Head, St. of Mr Eves, of that town, surgeon, she must bave perished; her recovery Martin's.le-grand, on the body of Mr John Phillips, aged 33, the prooccupied between three and four hours, during which time there was the prietor of an eating-house, in St Martin'sele-grand. Mary Thacker deutmost difficulty in keeping her awake.
I posed, that sbe was pursery.maid in the deceased's family; for the last On Thursday week, a son of a farmer of the name of Kirwan, who lives three weeks, she always observed the deceased to be cheerful in his disnear Clare, while handling a gun, let off the contents, and shot his brother position. On Monday night, about twelve, witness saw the deceased and first cousin dead, and woanded his sister. They were all children. suppiog with his wife and a female friend, he was then apparently in good The unhappy boy who caused the catastrophe is only 11 years of age. spirits, laughing and joking with them. On Thursday morning, about The numerous accidents which occur from leaving fire-arms in the way of five o'clock, Mrs Phillips ran to her sister's apartment, and alarined her children, ought to warn the parents and guardians of youth to keep their artd witness, who on proceeding down stairs to the first floor landing arms in a place of security.-Leinster Journal.
place, she perceived her master suspended by a silk bandkorchief, tied 10 å On Monday, Major Ridge, who was at his brother's seat, at Vining, hook in the door.post. The deceased was cut down, and a surgeon was near Rogate, Petersfield, on a shooting excursion, went out with his procured, who attempted to bleed him, but he had been dead for some servant to enjoy the sports of the field. After going over a hedge, bis time. Miss Parkhouse, sister to the deceased's wife, deposed that during servant handed him his gun through the hedge, with the muzzle towards the last fortnight the deceased had been exceedingly low spirited. She him, wben it accidentally went off, and the contents passed tbrough the attributed this melancholy change to a considerable pecuniary loss he had Major's body. There is but little hope of his recovery.
sustained in the disposal of a house, which had the effect of blasting the On Thursday, a serious accident occurred to the son of Mr White, of prospects of the deceased, who appeared cheerful before his family, but Coleford. Being out shooting with a companion, he bad crossed tbe which proceeded from effort only, as he was beard frequently to speak of bedge, and a bird rising in that direction, his companion shot at it, and his disappointment; and for the last few days, he flew to drink for relief. lodged the contents of the gun in the unfortypate youth's loins. He is in The Jury returned a verdict—"That deceased committed the act himself, a fair way of recovery..Bristol Mercury.
I being at the time in a state of mental derangement.”,.. and i n