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ARCHITECTURE. On the 23d ult. as some workmen were digging nute, and then audibly fall into water. There.
An attempt to discriminate the Styles of for the foundation of a building, in the cellar can be little doubt, from various marine appear. English Architecture from the Conquest to the of the Old Dolphin Inn, Cambridge, about four ances considerably higher than the highest water. Reformation ; preceded by a sketch of the Gre. feet from the surface they found the moulder
mark, that the sea has subsided to some depthrian and Roman orders, with notices of nearly ed remains of a leather bag, out of which fell along this tract of coast; and possibly this water five buudred English buildings; by Thoinas a parcel of gold rings, containing precious stones,
is the remain of the tides which once flowed Rickman. 8vo. 103. Gd. in very ancient setting ; also some old silver much above the place where they now do, and
ASTRONOMY. coins, and other articles of value, the whole of sunk through some opening into their present Eight Familiar Lectures on Astronomy, with which will perhaps not be known. The work.
subterranean abyss, as no connection between plates and diagrams; by W Philips. 6s. Gd. men beginning to quarrel about the booty, the cave and the sea presents itself. A wind.
Ladies' Astronomy, from the French of De news of the discovery reached the owner of the ing path from the cave, which branches out in Lalande ; by Mrs Pengree. 3s. estate, who has recovered a part of the proper different directions, leads to the grass above,
BELLES LETTRES. ty. It consists of the following curious re.
from which, and the discovery of the hammer, An Inquiry into the Nature and History of liques, which have reinained buried 550 years, some have been induced to suppose that in for. Greek and Latin Poetry ; more particularly of about seventeen years before the foundation of mer times it was inhabited.
the dramatic species : tending to ascertain the the University:-1. A sapphire, rudely set in
The relics of distant times are well known law's of comic metre in both those languages ; its natural form, in a ring of pure gold, weigh
not to be so common in Devonshire as in some to show, 1. That poetical licences have no real ing, with the stone, 4dwts. 2gr. 2. An ame other of the English counties. A curiosity, existence, but are mere corruptions ; 2. That thyst, do. weighing 2 dwts. Sgr.-3. Ditto, do. however, has lately presented itself to notice on the verses of Plautus, Terence, Pindar, and weighing liwt. 19gr.---4. Kuby, do. weighing Mr Bowen's estate, in the vicinity of Ivy. bridge, Horace, are in many instances erroneously regu. 25gr, -- 5. Small gem, unknown, weighing,
in the hedge of a field adjoining the first turn. lated ; and to suggest a more rational and muwith the ring, 21gr.-6. Large brooch of pure pike gate on the Ashburton-road, which does sical division of the ve?cs; by John Sidney gold, mounted in silver, the silver being com not seen to be known to antiquarians, or to Hawkins, Esq. F.A.S. Svo, 1 ts. pletely mineralized ; originally studded with have been described in any topographical work
BIOGRAPHY. rubies, one of which remains; the whole of cu
connected with the county. It is a square op. Memoirs of the Right Hon. Richard Brinsley rious workmanship; its weight equals loz. right granite stone, inscribed on two of its sides,
Sheridan ; by J. Watkins, L.L.D. Part II. 4to. wanting only 23gr.-7. Small brilliant gold from top to bottom, but now converted to the
£.1.11.6. fleur-de-lis, broken from some trinket that has humble office of a gate-post. Some of the let Memoirs of the last Months of the Life of Mr disappeared.-8. A piece of coral set in silver. ters are legible, and evidently partake of the
Thomas Vaughan, late of Pentonville. 12mo. 9. A collection of silver pennies of Henry the old Saxon character : but the tenour of the in.
3s. 6d. Third, struck in his fifty-first year ; about which scription evades decyphering, except by persons
DRAMA. time they seem to have been buried. acquainted with such subjects. Could this be
Account of Mr Kemble's Retirement from the A curious gold ring has lately been dug up discovered, it might tend to bring to light, or
Stage. 8vo. 9s. in a poor woman's garden at Ilchester--the Is. elucidate an event, either wholly unknown, or Characters of Shakspeare's Plays; by William calis of the Romans. It is of a large size, partially involved in obscurity. There are se
Hazlitt. 8vo. 10s, 6d. weighs above an ounce, and is composed of a veral barrow's or tumuli on a hill about a mile
EDUCATION. gold coin of the Emperor Alexander Severus, in distant in a northern direction, with remains of
Key to Mensuration ; by J. Bonnycastle. the highest state of preservation, set within a military stations, which would imply that a
12mo. 4s. border, as a ring; the reverse of the coin ap battle was fought somewhere in the neighbour A Practical View of Intellectual Education ; pears on the inside. It is in possession of the hood, and this stone erected to the memory of
by W. Jacques. 4s. 6d. person who found it, Sarah Bartlett, residing some distinguished hero, who fell on the occa
The Dauphin Virgil, with Dr. Carey's Cla at Ilchester, who has been offered £.40 for it. sion, or to record the victory. One of these ves Metrico-Virguiliana prefixed. Lately, an ancient tomb, on which is an effi- barrows has been opened, but nothing was found
Don't Despair, a tale ; by W Beck, dedicated gy in stone in a recumbent posture, was disco in it of a curious nature, except a large trian
to the British and Foreign School Society. ls. vered in the burying.ground of Holy Ghost gular stone at the bottom, under which lay a
6d. or 15s. per dozen. Chapel, at Basingstoke, where it had lain co black substance or mould, resembling wood An Excursion to Windsor, through Batersea, vered with the ruins of an ancient wall, proba. ashes.
Putney, Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Straw. bly many centuries. The figure is in armour,
The original book upon which all our kings,
berry-Hill, and Hampton Court; interspersed with a shield, sword, and belt, the legs laid a. from Henry I. to Edward VI., took the coro.
with historical and biographical anecdotes ; cross, which last circumstance proves that the nation oath, is now in the library of a gevile also a sail down the Medway, from Maidstone personage to whose memory the monument was man in Norfolk. It is a manuscript of the four to Rochester, and the Nore; by John Evans, erected, was a Knight. Templar, who had made Evangelists, written on vellum, the form and
A.M.: 10 which is annexed, a Journal of a Trip a vow of going to the Holy Land to fight a. beauty of the letters nearly approaching to Ro
to Paris in 1816, by way of Brussels ; with gainst the Infidels. As the Order of Knights. man capitals. It appears to have been written
wood cuts ; by John Evans, jun. A.M. 9s. Templars was abolished in 1312, this monu and fitted up for the coronation of Henry I.
A Lexicon of the Primitive Words of the ment must be at least 500 years old ; and it The original binding, which is still in a perfect
Greek Language, inclusive of several leading demay be more ancient. The effigy, which is state, consists of two oaked boards nearly an rivatives, upon a new plan of arrangement; by somewhat mutilated, exhibits a specimen of fine
inch thick, fastened together with stout thongs the Rev. John Booth. 8vo. Is. sculpture, and the drapery is well executed. of leather, and the corners defended by large
The Italian Word - Book, or First Italian Beneath the tornb a stone coffin was found,
bosses of brass. On the right hand side (as the Book for Students of that Language; by M. which has not been molested. A few months book is opened) of the outer cover is a crucifix
l'Abbe Bossut. ls. before another cfligy in stone, in the dress of of brass double gilt, which was kissed by the
The Italian Phrase-Book, or Key to Italian the times, the lower part mutilated, was diskings upon their inauguration, and the whole
Idioms and Conversation; by the same. 1s. covered near the same spot. · Several glazed
is fastened together by a strong clasp of brass tiles, with variegated figures, were also found, fixed to a broad piece of leather, nailed on with
Thirty Etched Outlines, from the Elgin Mar. being a part of the floor of an ancient church, two large brass pins.
bles ; in one quarto volume, with a letter-press which stood there many centuries before the
introduction; by W. Sharp, artist. 21s. erection of the present chapel, in the reign of
Albert Durer's Designs for the Prayer-Book. Henry VII.
imp. 410, £.1.55. A fow weeks since, a very ancient hammer,
The Genuine works of Hogarth, with biogramuch corroded with rust, was found at the in
phical anecdotes; hy John Nichols and G. nermost part of a cavern or excavation, appa
Steevens, Vol. III. 4to. £.4114s. and £.6.6s. rently natural, discovered in Sandy-cove, beneath A Review (and Complete Abstract) of the
GEOGRAPHY. the eastern Hoe. The spot has been much vi. Reports to the Board of Agriculture from the se. Historical Sketches of the South of India, in sited by the curious, who report, that a stone veral Departments of England ; by Mr Mar. an attempt to trace the history of Mysore : from thrown down an aperture within, may be heard ! shall. 5 vols. 8vo. £.3.3s.
the origin of the Hindoo government of that
October 11, 1817.]
63 state, to the extinction of the Mahommedan The Edinburgh Gazetteer, or Geographical Dic. know Aleck ?" one of them said, “Well, then' dynasty in 1799 : founded chiefly on Indian tionary. Arch. Constable & Co. Edinburgh, and did you know Captain Bligh of the Bounty ?”. authorities, collected by the author while offi- | Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, London. At this question the knowledge of these men's ciating for several years as political resident at -The wonderful events which have been of history burst upon the Captain's mind. They the court of Mysoor ; by Mark Wilks, colonel. late years exhibited on the theatre of the world, then informed bim that Aleck was the only one Vols. 2. and 3. 4to. £.4.4s.
and the vast changes which these events have of the Bounty's crew who remained alive on the A New General Atlas, constructer from the produced, in the political divisions and geogra. island: not knowing whether it would be prolatest authorities ; comprehended in fifty-three phical relations of a large portion of the globe, per and safe to land without giving notice, as maps ; by A. Arrowsmith, royal 4to. £.1.16s. have rendered a complete and accurate Gazet the fears of this surviving mutineer might be
a most important desideratum in Litera. revived, he requested the young men to go and GEOLOGY
ture. The present work, as far as we can judge tell Aleck that the master of the ship desired Transactions of the Geological Society, vol.
from the half volume now published, bids fair very much to see him, and would be ready to 4. Part 2. with numerous maps and plates. 4to.
to supply that defect; and if the remaining parts supply him with any thing which he wanted.-£.33s.
are executed with the same ability, it promises The canoe returned without Aleck, and brought HISTORY.
to be superior to any performance of the kind an invitation to Captain Folger to come on shore, Authentic Memoirs of the Revolution in which has yet appeared. The accompanying which not being accepted, the young men were France, and of the Sufferings of the Royal Atlas in 4to. projected by Arrowsmith, and again sent to Aleck, with another request 10 Family, deduced principally from Accounts by beautifully engraved by Hall of London, will come on board, and renewed assurances of the Eye-witnesses ; with engravings. 8vo. 10s. 6d. not supersede the larger works of Carey, Thom- friendly and honourable intentions of the master.
Studies in history, containing Greece ; by T. son, and others ; but, we doubt not, it will be They returned, however, again, without Aleck, Morell. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
highly acceptable to those who are desirous of as the women, who were fearful for his safety, possessing an accurate set of maps, of a port. would not allow him to leave them and their beable size and at a moderate price.
loved island. The young men pledged them. A Compendious Abstract of the Public Acts
selves for Captain Folger's safety, intimated the passed anno 1817, with comments, notes, and a copious index: by Thomas Walter Williams,
A Voyage of survey and discovery in the Pa wish of the islanders to see him, and their readiof the Inner Temple, Esq. 12mo. 2s.
rific and Oricntal Islands. By Amasio Delano, ness to furnish any supplies which their village
Boston, 1817.-We shall now extract some in afforded. The captain having agreed to go on MEDICINE.
teresting particulars relating to the newly.dis. shore, was met on the beach by Aleck and all his The Principles of Diagnosis. Part II. The
covered inhabitants of Pitcairns' island, which family, who welcomed hiin with every demonDiagnosis of the more general Diseases of
were communicated to the author by Captain stration of good-will and joy. They escorted Adults; by Marshall Hall, M. D. Part 2. 8vo. Folger, in a letter, dated June 2, 1816. "The him to the house of their patriarch, and set be12s.
Bounty," he observes, " sailed from England in fore him every luxury which the island afforded A Treatise on Mineral, Animal, and Vegeta- | 1787, and, being taken possession of by the with the most affectionate courtesy. Alexander ble Poisons; by M. P. Orfila, M. D. 2 vols. mutineers, sailed again for Otaheitic, and soon Smith, whom the youths in the boat, with such £.1.10s.
after, a part of the crew, under the command of juvenile and characteristic simplicity, had called Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, published Christian, went in search of a group of islands, Aleck, stated, that he and his companions had by the Medical and Chirurgical Society of Lon- which, in the charts, were placed under the lived in tolerable harmony under Christian's godun. Vol. 8. Part 1. with Plates, 8vo. 10s. 6d.
head of Spanish discoveries. They then steered vernment several years after their arrival; that MISCELLANIES.
for Pitcairns' isle, discovered by Captain Car. Christian died a natural death ; and it was after Stratagems of Chess, or a collection of Criti- teret, in lat. 25° 2' south, and long. 130° 21' this the Englishmen were killed by the Otaheical and Remarkable Situations; translated from west, where they took every thing useful out of tan men, who were themselves put to death by the Frer.ch. Foolscap 8vo. 78.
the ship, ran her ashore, and broke her up. On the widows on the following night. Smith was Practical Chess Grammar, or introduction to my passage across the Pacific ocean, I touched
thus the only man left on the island. He had the Royal Game of Chess, in a series of plates; at Pitcrirns' island, thinking it was uninhabited ; taken great pains to educate the inhabitants of by W. S. Kenny. 4to. 7s.
but to my astonishment, found Alexander Smith, the island in the faith and principles of Christi. A Letter to Sir James Allan Park, knt. re. the only remaining Englishman who came to anity. Morning and evening prayers were read; printed from the Alfred Exeter Paper. ls. that place in the Bounty, his companions have and all regularly assembled on Sunday for reli
Essays on the Mysteries of Eleusis. 8vo. ing been massacred some years before. He had gious instruction and worship. The books be. 10s. 6d.
with him 34 women and children.” Captain longing to the Bounty were preserved ; and The Sportsman's Directory; by J. Mayer. Folger afterwards gives us more detailed ac prayer-books and Bibles were still used in their 12mo. 6s. 6d.
counts of his visit to this island. “ On ap- devotions. Smith, it is believed, considered An Historical Account of the Rise and Pro- proaching the island, he was surprised to observe prayers adapted to their peculiar situation. He grees of the Bengal Infantry; by Capt. J. Wil- smoke, as Carteret had said it was not inhabit. bad improved himself greatly by reading, and by liams. 8vo. 12s.
ed. He proceeded, therefore, in his boat to the efforts he was obliged to make in the inThe Art of Correspondence: consisting of wards the shore, when he was met by a double struction of so many others. He wrote and conletters, notes, &c. 5s.
canoe of the Otaheitan form, and carrying seve. versed with singular propriety, of which many British Field Sports, embracing practical in. ral young men, who hailed him at a distance, proofs were to be found in his records and in his structions; by W. H. Scott. Parts 1. and II. in English. They seemed unwilling to approach narrative. The children had made considerable demy 8vo. 35.-royal 8vo. 53.
him till they ascertained who he was. On be progress in reading and writing. The stationary Book-kecping, adapted to the Business of the ing inforined that he was an American from articles which were found in the Bounty supCountry Corn-merchant ; exhibiting a neat and Boston, they appeared somewhat embarrassed. plied them abundantly “ with the means of in. concise method of keeping the accounts' by With great earnestness, they at length said,struction."-When Smith was asked, if he had double-entry, and an improved method of calcu. “ You are an American ; you come from Ame ever heard of any of the great battles between lating the rent on corn granaried, at any given rica. Where is America ? Is it in Ireland ?"- the English and French, in the late wars, he rate; by C. Scott. Is. 6d.
Captain Folger, in return, inquired who they answered, “ How could I, unless the birds of The Colonial Journal, No. VI. 8vo. 8s. were ? when they answered, “We are English. the air had been the heralds ?" On being in
Questions Resolved : containing a plain and men!"-" Where were you born ?” he further rormed of the naval victories of the English, he concise Explanation of near four hundred diffi demanded." On that island," they replied.- rose from his seat, and having swung his hat cult passages of Scripture, and concise Answers “How then," he observed, “are you Englishmen, three times round his head, with three cheers, to important questions in History, Biography, if you were born on that island, which the Eng. threw it on the ground, and cried out, “ Old and General Literature ; by the Rev. G. G. lish do not own, and never possessed ?"-"We England for ever!" The young people around Scraggs, A.M. 2 vols. 12mo. 10s. 6d.
are Englishmen, because our father is an Eng. him appeared almost as much exhilarated as The Ladies' Receipt Book : containing a lishman," was the answer.-" Who," I asked, himself. Smith was asked, if he should like to Collection of valuable Miscellaneous Receipts, “ is your father ?"-With great simplicity, they visit his native country again, and particularly and choice Secrets, in useful, elegant, and orna answered, “ Aleck."— To the question, Who London, the place of his nativity? He answer. mental Arts, selected from various Authors; is Aleck ?" I was asked, “ Don't you know ed in the affirmative, if he could return soon to by William Pybus. 12mo. Is. 6d.
Aleck ?"-Upon requiring " How I should his island; but he had not the least desire to
(October 11, 1817 leave his coloriy for ever. The houses in the males were made of the bark of the cloth-tree, thor. In the notes to a poem, “ Christina, the village were neatly built, after the manner of which is taken off in a circular manner, like the Maid of the South Seas," by Mary Russel Mil. those in Otaheite. Small trees being cut into bark of the larch. It is beaten till it is thin ford, there is the following passage :-" I have stakes, were driven into the earth, and inter. and soft. The natural colour is buff, but was the authority of the gentleman who favoured me woven with bamboo. The leaves of the plan- osten-dyed, and covered with figures of animals. with most of the particulars relative to Pitcairns' tain and cocoa-nut served for thatch, and the When Captain Folger was about to leave the island, for stating, that there is a cavern under foor was covered with mats. The young men island, the people pressed round. The Bounty's a bill, to which Smith, the Fitzallan of my were employed in the fields and gardens, and in chronometer, which they gave to him, though poem, had once retired on the approach of an various manufactures. They also made canoes, made of gold, was so black with smoke and dust, English vessel, as a place of security. The cave household furniture of a simple kind, with the that its metallic appearance was entirely gone. was always after held sacred by the islanders. implements of agriculture, and apparatus for The girls gave him some cloth, they had made, Smith, on being asked if he wished his history to catching fish. The girls made cloth from the and dyed of the most beautiful colours. Pit. remain a secret, immediately answered, " No;" cloth-tree. They engaged in the various a. cairns' island seems to be so fortified by nature and pointing to the young and blooming group musements of dancing, jumping, hopping, run as to oppose an invincible barrier to an invadby whom he was surrounded, added, “ do you ning, and feats of activity. They were as ing enemy; there is no spot apparently where a think any man could seek tny life with such a cheerful as they were industrious ; and as boat can land with safety, and perhaps not more picture as this before his eyes ?"—He appears, healthy and beautiful as they were temperate than one where it can land at all; an everlasting however, to have afterwards entertained some and innocent. Having no ploughs nor cattle, swell of the ocean rolls in on every side, and apprehension for his safety, as he changed his they were obliged to cultivate the land with the breaks into foam against its rocky and iron-bound name to that of Adams. The information which spade and the hoe. They seemed to have plenty shores. One other article, concerning the geo- he then received of the voyage of the Pandora, of provisions, fowis, pork, vegetables, &c. with graphy of the island and the sympathies of the in search of the mutineers, seemed to excite ia fruits. The apron and shawi worn by the fe- | inhabitants, ought to be selected, adds the au. I bim some uneasiness.
THE MORNING WALK.
With drooping soul, and sickening breast,
The grandeur of a fairy dream;
Behold yon castle's might ; how low's
The roof with moss is grecn; and twines
The broad, bright river murmurs by,
The woods are o'er my head ; the dell
The rank grass is beneath the feet;
The shadowy wood is clear'd, again
The scene is chang'd ; and in the west
Oh! might a feeble tongue rehearse
At such an hour, on such a morn,
And hear around the sounds of strife,
Yes, rural Esk! to you I turn,
But I am hapless doom'd to dwell
Thou bonny, sweet, enticing gem-
And blest thine honour'd parents' stem !
To whom thy heaving bosom warms;
He'll clasp an angel in his arms !
And o'er his brow sits brooding care,
The darkest clouds of black despair.
And bore thee froin the dwellers there;
To shew what all the Virtues are.
October 11, 1817.]
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. take leave, on behalf of our brother proprietors, ! receipts of the several deputies and clerks are, It is now officially announced, that none of to deny the truth of his accusations. Whether Mr Pollock, first deputy, £.5,270 a-year ; Mr the European powers intend to interfere in the Mr D. has formed his own taste, as well as his Farren, second deputy, £.3,047 ditto. These affairs of South America. British officers en opinion of the slanderous temper of newspa and thirteen clerks have all been continued in tering into the service of the insurgents are to be pers, by the perusal of the Morning Post, the their situations by Mr O'Grady, who has been struck off the hall-pay list.
Statesman, and the Whig, we shall not take sworu in and appointed by the present Chief The French journals are filled with accounts upon us to determine ; but shall merely say, Baron. From the produce of the office, a. of the progress of the election of the fifth of the that he assumes too much, when he founds a ge mounting to £.11,094 195. 111d. is to be dechamber of deputies, and with the trial of the neral charge against three hundred newspapers, ducted fees to clerks and other expenses, which murderers of a Mr Fualdes, five of whom have because his knowledge, perhaps, extends only to left a net income to Lord Buckinghamshire of been condemned to death. The trial of the per- three or four of the worst and most unprinci. £.8,249 ; but there are other fees not included sons accused of a plot called l'Epin-Noire, be pled that are printed. Granting that newspa in the above sum of £.11,094 195. 118d. procause the conspirators, it is said, wore in a par-pers are mere · vehicles for slander,' and there.
perly belonging to the principal, and by him reticular part of their dress a large black-headed fore a great evil in this country,' there is yet linquished to his deputies and clerks. These pin as a rallging sign, has commenced at Paris. another evil-far more fatal to the cause of fees have never been brought into account, but The indictinent, the reading of which occupied truth and justice and we wish Mr D. had allu. are presumed to amount to £.4000 a-year, and several hours, charges them with á conspiracy sumed by a counsel in our courts of justice on
we mean the unbridled licence as. form part of the legal profits of the deputies to overthrow the government.
and clerks, “as distinguished from their ille. It is not unlikely that the death of Czerny his cross-examination of a timid witness-the gal charges," of which latter, says the Report, Georges may be attended with more important sneering, insulting, and Aippant hints thrown “ it appears by the acknowledgment of the first eonsequences than was first expected from it. upon his opponents in every cause, and even on deputy, who is the taking officer, that several On the intelligence of the death of this servian,
their attorneys. • There is no action in private have been very recently introduced, and that who was a Lieutenant. General in the Russian life, no anecdote, however trifling, which is not upon several different heads of service the char. service, the Emperor Alexander sent a Courier seized upon,' by such a counsel, in order to bias ges of the clerks alone have experienced an in. to his Ambassador at Constantinople, directing the jury, to abash and entangle the witness, to crease of from twenty to fifty per cent. since his him to require from the Porte a public decla distort the evidence, and to fix upon individuals appointment in 1798.” Such has been the proration, disapproving of that act, and the severe
such insinuations as may be painfully remember-gressive increase both of the rate and number punishment of the perpetrators.
ed by themselves, and perhaps never afterwards of the fees allotted to the clerks, that their forgotten by their enemies and acquaintance.” emoluments constitute a third of the gross re
A Bill was mentioned last week in the Vice-ceipts of this office, the total of which is estiENGLAND.
Chancellor's Court which had been filed in 1719, mated at £.28,000 a-year, yielding to the prinThe Regent made two voyages in the royal and was reported upon by the Master in 1788. cipal, £.8,249 10s. 7fd. a-year; to the first de. yacht from Brighton. In the last he went on the At the Sussex Assizes, held at Lewes on the puty £.7,000; to the second deputy, £.3,047 French coast, and was out three days and nights. | 11th of last month, in an action, Moore (qui 12s. 3d. To the clerks, £.9,000.- These in
A Bridge of wood and iron is about to be tam ) v. Kay, it was decided, that an auctioner, creased and illegal charges and fees the Comerected across the Wear, in licu of the ancient travelling about the country, and going from mittee condemn; they conceive it to be the unferry at Hylton, which is attended with incon. town to town, to sell the goods of real manufac. | doubted duty of the office to dispatch the busi. venience and danger.
turers, is not liable to the penalties of the Haw ness of the suitors upon payment of the fees to The late Mr Newton, of Litchefield, left pro- kers and Pedlars act, though he be not licensed which it is legally entitled, which they conceive perty of the value of £.25,000, to be disposed of under that act, and is not a housekeeper or in abundantly sufficient for the remuneration of by trustees, appointed by him, to charitable pur. | habitant in the towns or places where he sells. all persons employed in the execution of its duposes, at their discretion. These gentlemen The 74th annual conference of Methodists ties. The Committee, therefore, do not hesidistributed to different public charities, dona- held at Sheffield, attended by nearly 300 preach- tate to recommend that their remuneration be tions to the amount of £.15,000, and have re. ers, closed on the 9th of August. Eight addi immediately placed upon a new principle, and cently fulfilled the benevolent intentions of the tional missionaries are to be sent to the East In- that it may be derived exclusively from the donor, by bestowing the remaining £.10,000 in dies, Ceylon, India, and other parts of the world, general profits of the office, and comprised witha similar manner.
the ensuing year. The number of travelling in definite and reasonable limits." This ReAt the late Shropshire assizes an action was preachers is as follow : In England, 556 ; port, with the Appendix, occupies 171 pages. brought by Mr Charles Broster, printer and Wales, 46 ; Scotland, 27; Ireland 104 ; Isle of The following extracts of the gross produce publisher of the " North Wales Gazette,” Man, 5; Norman Isles, 7; on foreign missions of the Revenues of Great Britain for the twenty. against Mr John Fletcher, publisher of the in Asia, Africa, the West Indies, British Ame six years ending on the 5th of January, 1817: Chester Chronicle," for a libel contained | rica, Newfoundland, &c. 98; total 872, besides
Sums. in a paragraph of Fletcher's paper, charging 77 supernumeraries. The total number of the 1798.... £.26,820,629 · 13, 44 him with a misapplication of the former pro members in Great Britain is 193,685; in the
1799... .33,632,337 . 0u prietors' money : this assertion was proved, but West Indies, Nova Scotia, and the other mis
1800.......38,805,023 · 9, 87 the plaintiff, being the first aggressor, obtained sions 22,897; total, 216,582. Increase in
1801.......37,741,824 . 16 v 6% a verdict of only one shilling damages. Mr Great Britain, 2,005; in foreign missions,
1802.......39,673,220 v 1 u 2 Dauncey, for the plaintiff, commenced his case 1,800; total increase, 3,805.
..41,931,747 · 18 · If by a general attack on all newspapers. He The Second Report of the Commissioners ap
..42,760,825, 8 “ could not help noticing (he said) the abomina pointed to inquire into the duties, salaries, and
1805.......50,164,443 v 8,11 ble licences newspapers in general take of libel. emoluments of the several Officers and Mini
1806... .55,041,771 5, 9] ling any man who may chance to fall under their sters of Justice, in all Temporal and Ecclesias.
1807.......58,761,159, 11 . 74 notice, by the iosertion of statements of anytical Courts in Ireland, commences with the Of.
1808....... 64,805,395 · 13 04 kind whatever. There is no action in private fice of Clerk of the Pleas in the Court of Ex.
1809.......67,054,618 . 2 v 1 or public life-there is no anecdote, however chequer, recently become vacant by the death
1810.......70,240,226 v 14. 6 trifling, which is not seized by the proprietors of of the Earl of Buckinghamshire. This office,
1811....... 74,640,543 , 17 .. these vehicles of slander, and crammed into in the possession of Lord Clonmel, to whom it
1812....... 71,113,588 · 610 their columns for the sordid purpose of extend. was granted in 1783, is stated to have produced
1813.......70,456,679 12 · 44 ing their sale." To which the editor of the between 6 and £.7,000 a-year, but shortly after 1814....... 79,448,111, 3 u 94 Shrewsbury Chronicle acutely replies:-" That, the appointment of Lord Buckinghamshire, in
1815.......81,334.292 · 9 03 as Mr Dauncey has rambled out of his cause to 1798, it experienced an increase, and averaged,
1816.......85,311,706 · 16 · 11 make an attack upon newspapers generally, we in 1803, £.11,094 19s. 114 dhe a-year. The net 1817.......73,022,676 · 16 · 114
[October 11, 1817. In the Brst of these years, the difference be of utility and ornament, in the city and its nately struck fire, when an explosion took place, tween the net sum paid into the Treasury and the environs, some of which, it is true, were pro and two men were dreadfully lacerated. gross produce of the Revenue was £.5,023,146 ; }jected before he entered on the duties of the At a public sale of property at Annani, on in the year ending January 5, 1817, the diffe- Chief Magistracy. Under his auspices, in times Thursday the 11th Sept. consisting of land rence amounted, to £.9,361,785; of which of peculiar distress, the city of Edinburgh was houses, feu rents, &c. which were exposed at £.8,797,463 is accounted for by payments out of among the first places that adopted plans of im. and below 20 years purchase, and which three the gross produce, and the remainder by pay-provement in the public walks, &c. which were years ago would have met a ready market, not ments out of the net produce "applicable to na. carried into effect by a liberal subscription, an offer was made, except for a seat in the pa. tional objects."
thereby affording relief to many hundreds of the rish church, which at the above period would
industrious in the working class of the commu. have been thought exorbitantly dear at £.15, was SCOTLAND.
nity, otherwise totally destitute-while the as actually knocked down at the sum of £.52. MAGISTRATES OF EDINBURGH.
tonishing spirit and extent of public and private Jane Douglas, lately condemned for child
undertakings have produced full employment stealing, has been respited during the Prince Tuesday, September 30, the Magistrates and Council walked in procession to the High Church, when completed, will prove highly useful and to those connected with building. These works, Regent's pleasure.
On the 26th, the foundation stone of a new where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr Thos. Macnight, one of the ministers
ornamental, and consist, among others, of the school-house was laid at Newhaven. of the Old Church, from 2d Peter, chap. III. following :
On the 27th, the sitting magistrate in the ver. 17.-“ Beware lest ye also, being led away
The Regent Bridge, new prison, road, walks, Police court sentenced a baker in the Cowgate with the error of the wicked, fall from your own and shrubberies, on the Calton-hill--the County
to sixty days confinement in bridewell for pure stedfastness." After divine service, they re.
Hall-the revival of the works at the College - chasing stolen articles from boys.
Notice has been given of the intention to turned to the Council Chamber, and proceeded Meadows-the corn-market house, west end of bring in a bill, next session of parliament, for to the election of Magistrates for the ensuing year. The Council was filled up next day, and the Grass-market--the improvements on the obtaining an additional supply of water for this ihe government of the city vested in the follow- Street-the Gas Light Company's works, on the west side of the North Bridge, next Princes'city.
A man belonging to the colliery in the neighing gentlemen :The Right Hon. Kincaid MACKENZIE, Lord
north side of the Canongate-- additional wet-dock bourhood of Bannock burn, while taking his
at Leich--commodious access to the markets breakfast in the pit, a large stone fell from the Provost. GEORGE WHITE, Esq....
from the New Town-the parapet and iron roof, which killed him. NEIL RYRIE, Esq railing in Princes' Street, west of the Great
On the 14th, two girls, of the ages of 13 and JOHN ANDERSON, Esq...
Mound—a similar improvement at the Bank of 15, were unfortunately drowned in the river ROBT. ANDERSON, Esq..
Scotland—the laying down side pavement in Teith, near the stepping stones, which they had
the narrow streets of the Old Town-the re attempted to cross. ALEX. HENDERSON, Esq.... Dean of Guild. JOHN MANDERSTON, Esq... Treasurer. moval of the gaol and other obstructions in the
On the 23d, the wife of Rae, the chimney. William Arbuthnot, Esq......Old Provost.
High Street--Mr Henderson's ornamental ground sweeper, lately transported for the cruel usage Arch. Mackinlay, Esq.....
between the North Bridge and Trinity Hospital, of his apprentice boy, brought a complaint be. Thomas Scott, Esq.........
before little better than a waste-and, though fore the police magistrate against a man and his
Old Bailies. Walter Brown, Esq..
last, not least in the enumeration, those fine wife for an assault. The complainer being at. William Sibbald, Esq.....
specimens of architecture, the two Episcopal tended by her second husband, a charge of big.
Churches at the east and west ends of the New amy was brought against them; the charge of Robert Johnston, Esq.,.......Old Dean of Guild. Town; the whole of which having been in pro.
assault was found not proven. John Waugh, Esq............O!d Treasurer. William Pattison, Esq..... gress at the same time, has given employment
On the 30th, Lord Viscount Melville arrived Thomas Brown, Esq......
at Dumbreck's hotel. Merchant, Counsel to immense numbers, (besides those engaged in
lors, William Dunlop, Esq..... works entirely of a private nature), and will
Charles Forbes of Auchmedden, Esq. M. P. Mess. Thomas Miller,.....) render the last two years an important era in has refused to accept of the office of Provost of
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has JAS. THOMSON, Con.
issued an order of Council, dated the 17th SepJames Bryce,. ........
On the 23. Sept. the sitting magistrate fined a tember 1817, granting to the burgesses, heritors, John Laing........... (Ordinary Council
publican in the High Street here, in two gui- and inhabitants of Montrose, resident within, Alexander Lyall,.... Deacons
neas, besides expences, for selling spirits on and bearing part of the public burdens of the James Anderson,....
Sunday. On the same day John Dewar was said borough, a free poll-election for restoring a James Denholm, ....
sentenced to thirty days confinement in bride- regular Magistracy and Council within that John S. Simpson,... well, for stealing a window shutter.
burgh ; and for that purpose to meet within the Alexander Ritchie,..
George Stewart, John Nicol, and William Town-hall of Montrose, on Monday the 13th of Thomas Kennedy,...
Henry, were apprehended in Leith, under very October 1817, at ten o'clock, with continuation David Tough,........ Extraordinary suspicious circumstances. They were brought of days. The election to be made before the Arthur Knox,
to the Police Office in this city, when it appear. Sheriff-deputes of the counties of Forfar, Perth, John Yule........
ed that the house of Mr Hay, west end of Mait- and Kincardine, or any two of them. Andrew Wilson,.....
land Street, had been broken into by these men, Monday, at the meeting of the burgesses of Alexander Lawrie,... J
who had carried away a great number of valua. Paisley, it was resolved, by a considerable maWilliam Pattison, Esq..... (Captain of Orange ble articles.
jority, that their rights had been infringed by Colours.
The magistrates of this city, by a proclamation, the recent charter ; and that, as the inhabitants In the afternoon an elegant entertainment have expressed their resolution to inforce the were lawfully entitled to chuse their magis. was given at Oman's by the Town Council, at laws to prevent overloading or maltreating trates, and to audit their accounts, measures which the Earl of Glasgow, Lord Viscount horses.
should forthwith be adopted for regaining their Melville, the Lord Justice Clerk, the Lord Ad On the 24th, the following gentlemen were authority. Mr Carlile, the Provost, attended, vocate, Sir William Forbes, Sir John Hay, Sir elected merchant and trades counsellors for the and moved an adjournment, for the purpose of William Rae, Sir John Marjuribanks, Sir Pa- ensuing year, viz. Messrs William Pattison, giving the inhabitants at large time to consider trick Walker, Sir Gregory Way, Sir James Thomas Brown, and William Dunlop, merchant the business ; but, though he stated that neither Douglas, Major-General Hope, Major-General counsellors. Messrs Thomas Millar, and John himself nor his brother magistrates were dispo. T. Trotter, the officers of the North British James, trades counsellors.
sed to resist any well-founded claims of the bur. Staff, several other naval and military officers, On the 23d, the price of the quartern loaf was gesses, his motion was supported by but a small a number of bankers, merchants, and many of reduced to 1s., and the price of oatmeal fell one portion of the meeting. the most respectable inhabitants were present. penny the peck.
John Young, who was dismissed from the bar On the 22d, the workmen at the harbour com of the Justiciary Court at Glasgow on Friday The Provostship of Mr Arbuthnot has been missioners quarries at Lochee, while charging the week, the crimes of theft and housebreaking, of singularly marked with numerous works, both 'rock with gunpowder, the stecl rammer unfortu which he was accused, having been found " Not