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Thompson, General Conway, Captain Lut « When pale Dundas foreboded North's trell, Col. Jones, Capt. Phipps ; Dutchess defeat, Dowager of Leinster, Lady Aylesbury, Mar 66 And SACKVILLE trembled on the Treas'. chioners of Stafford, Dutchesses of Argyle and Ancaster, &c. &c.

« When Pitts and GRENVILLES join'd the

conq'ror's A morning paper celebrated for having given

" And SHELBUINE'S Hesians har'd the the Rolliad, and other well-known politi

spoils of war cal pieces to the Public, presented their

" When TOMMY TOWHEND in our ranks readers in the morning with the follow

look'd big, ing jeu d'esprit, which we deem not un

“ And I myself appear'd--a Alamitig Wbig.worthy of preservation.

Irreverend once, unaw'd by regal pow'r, OCCASIONAL PROLOGUE, When spleen had turo'd my milky temper To be spoken this evening, before their four,

MAJESTIES, by the Manager. I dar'd to treat with loose unhallow'd mirth,
Written by a FRIEND.

The sacred day which gave our Sov’reiga
WHAT though the Commons, in a testy fit,
To thwart my projects disagreed with Pitt, Blest day !_which never for a long shall lack
And bade this fav’rite all his favor see

While Maudlin Muses love the taste of fack; Loft in the hatred which prevail'd for me ;

Whose praise thall live in many a Lauroat lay, Tho' booby 'Squires in hottile phalanx form’d, lo spite of all ill-manner'd prose may say, Urg'd on by BASTARD, my entrenchments

More loyal grown, more loyal strains we fing, storm'd;

" There is a play co-night before sbe King," While figures, such as 'Squires not often reach, Where he who late aflum'd these faucy airs, Danc'd in Confusion through their Leader's is proud to light him up and down the stairs, speech;

O happy change!-as finners cleans'd in Thouglı LANSDOWN censur'd, when from pow'r remov'd,

Repentant patriots are at Court forgiv'n ; The plan which LANSDOWN had, in pow'r, Who see their folly, and no more with!tand, approv'd ;

Reveal'J by HAWKESBURY, the King's com

mandThough Fox forgot what he to kindred ow'd, And lath'd the bobby-hor se an Uncle rode;

Regen’rate now, who, tho' in error born, Though data drawn with Jesuits

' crafty lore, Hail him their Leader, who was once his

scorn ; Expos’d by SHERIDAN, could cheat no more: Though CORNWALL, loth to fight against a

Far happier sure, since fitting by his side, stream,

They trust their conduct to so fure a guide ; Damn’d with his negative my darling scheme;

Scill happier could they, but to veil their Yet trust me, friends, renew'd in diftant


Conceal-that JENKINSON was once his name. climes, That darling scheme but waits for happier I find these buildings coft a dev’lish deal ;

One serious grievance let me now revealed times,

And hence have late conceiv'd a threw'd der When Britain's shores, encompass'd round

vice about With breast-work, bastion, sav'lin, and re

T' enjoy my pastime and elude the price, -doubt,

A corps complete, of twice three hundred No more shall smile on the surrounding flood,

men, Or trust their safety to her walls of wood :

All well-grown carpenters of five foot ten, Mean-while with inoffensive buildings, here,

Ac my command, six days shall work their In my own house, I play the Engineer ;


And rest the seventh-to attend the drill. And, doom'd to curb my fortifying rage, Confine my talents to this narrow stage.

To this, so vast their confidence in Pitt,

The foften'd Commons will, 1 truft, submit; Yet why repine ?-ourown immortal Bard The world has aptly to a stage compar'd,

So fhall these Dupes their dup'd constituents Where all adopt the Actor's mimic arts,

rob, And, one man in bis time plays many parts.

And Western wife-acres promo:e the job! In this myself may prove the emblem just,

Now farewell all ;--for eyes and ears at least, 46 Can none remember? Yes! I'm sure all

This night your Manager provides a feastmult,

But mark me well, Economy's the plan; “ When Opposition, like a raging storm,

The frugal feast must end as it began ;" In my harangues alum'd ber bittreet And so, good friends, good night ! --we all form,

sup—where we can! VOL. XIII,


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The first performance of the Jealous Wife, Dukes, Lords, and COMMONS, charm the was on the oth inft. The characters were wond'ring light, distributed as follows ;

With Peerelles, not bere in their own right; Mr. 0.:kley, Lord Derby.

Still as the flow'r-wreath'd Belles adorn our Lord Trinket, Lord H. Fitzgerald.

rows, Charles,

Mr. Fitzgerald. Some trifling change distinguishes our beaux ;
Sir H. Beagle, Mr. Goodenough. Our Lords fit bere unrob’d, but fix'd and rooted,
Major Oakley, Col. Fury.

And our good Commons, powder'd and unbooted.
Capt. Merry.

The Court-Room's neat, nor decorated ill;
Capt. O`Cutter, Major Arabin, Our Board of Works have here display'd their

frill; The Hon. Mrs. Hobart,

[beauty, Mrs. Oakley,

And while our Benches boast such sense and Harriet,

Miss Hamilton. This comedy was got up at the desire of Sure, the Great CHAMBERLAIN hath done

his duty,

[Say, Mrs. Hobart, who drew the character of

“ Like you, our Manager's arrangements " Mrs. Oskley in a style of superior life, and

" Did they speak well?' has this been a good with a nice discrimination.

day? After the conclusion of the play, Mrs. Ho.

“ Did you prefer the Opening, or the Close? bart spoke the following

" Were you attentive all, or did you doze? E PILOGUE,

" Can you now relin the plain words we bring, Written by MILES PETER ANDREWS,

“ No RAM Jam Row, nor GORA BOB A SING!” E/7.

But to myselfm-whilft awful round you fit, GREAT things, they say, may be compard Judges of taste, and arbiters of wit ; with small;


if in Life’s borrow'd scenes, with thankless This little stage with WESTMINSTER'S

art, Where high-born culprits, if they've acted ill, And weak effay, I've poorly play'd my part, Muft dreaŭ phat Judgment, which they honour thick, human effort, howsoe'er applied, still,

[blame, Wants the kind bias, and the favouring five ; Where, if the part performd Atands free from

But shou'd some little talent grace our toil, Impartial Justice will secure their fame.

Provoke applause, and raise the genuine (mile, And many a peer may think, when station'd

Then if my sportive task, and mimic pow'r, there,

Have help'd to u hile away the lessening hour, His tinje must pass as pleasantly elsewhere,

Spare the poor Culprit-be not hard upon her, Our fimile allow'd, nor frown'd upon, But rise and say—“ Not GUILTY, on my We'll strive to carıy the allufion on :

Honour !"
The Culpriil, here take my humble Itand,
Fried, by the gallant Nobles of the land ;

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE, FORMAL DECLARATION OF WAR. disputes. And whereas the grievances and VIENNA.

demands of the Court of Ruffia did not exAn exači Copy of the Declaration of War ceed a requisition for the just excution of

eguinfi the Porte, as delivered at Vienna the existing treaty between them and the to the Foreign Ambassadors.

Porte; and whereas the former Court thewed

the most favourable disposition to accommoА

LL Europe have been witness to the

good faith with which the Court of his date the differences, bis Imperial Majesty Imperial Majesty has for many years culti was not without hopes that his endeavours, rated peace with the Ottoman empire ; the joined to those of the Court of Versailles, fincere dispositions it has manifested on every

would succeed in preventing a rupture, and occasion to preserve their good neighbour- the calamitous consequences that must inehood; its disinterested and indefatigable en vitably atter:d it. deavours to javoid any interruption of their

But the Porte soon Thewed the inefficacy Mutual harmony, and its readiness to lend of this attempe in the united Courts, and every office of mediation, to prevent any rup- Nutting their eyes against their falutary ad. ture' between the Porte and the neighbour vice, and pressing exhortations, had the inng Courts.

justice to refuse the Russian Envoy the neThese pacific intentions were lately dis cessary delay for a courier to return with played in the differences which arose be fresh instructions from Petersburgli, and retween the Porte and the Empress of all the

quired him to sign a formal deed, revoking, Kufsias, when the Emperor, uniting his en. and declaring void, the Treaty of Commerce dewours with those of bis ally the King of concluded between the Porte and Rullia, as Franca, omitted nothing which was likely well as every stipulation respecting the Cricu effecs an amicable adjustment of their



And in consequence of his refusal to rial presented towards the close of the year accede to a proposition, which, independent 1783. This was accompanied with an of its impropriety, exceeded the powers of energetic representation of the nature of this an Eavoy, the Porte did not hesitate to con alliance, and the danger of provoking it. fine this Minister, contrary to the most fa The Ottoman Court have therefore themcred laws of nations, in the prison of the Se. selves only to blame, if the Emperor, after ven Towers, and declare War against Rullia so many years employed in the preservation at the same time.

of peace, and in his endeavours to live By so violent a proceeding, things were with them on the best terms; and after hav. brought to the most critical extremity; yet ing seized upon every opportunity of amithe Emperor did not lose hopes, that hoftili cable intervention, finds himself at length ries might still be prevented. He flattered obliged by their conduct, to comply with himself that the Porte, yielding to the repre. his engagements with the Empress, and sentations of all the foreign Ambassadors re take a part in the war which she finds herself fiding at Constantinople, wou!! be persuaded forcibly drawn into. to release the Envoy, and give her Imperial The Emperor by these facts and circum. Majesty a satisfaction proportionate to the stances conceives himself authorised to rely, violation of the laws of nations, offered to

with the utmost confidence, on the approthe person of her Minister, and thus a polli

bation of all the Courts of Europe, and flat. bility occur of renewing conciliatory negoci ters himself that they will unite their wishes ations.

for the success of his arms against the comBut all these hopes were entirely destroyed mon enemy of Christianity. by the Porte commencing open hoftilities Ai Vienna, rosb of February, 1788. against all remonftrances, and obliging Rus

This Declaration was accompanied by a sia to have recourse to arms in her defence. note from the Prince of Kaunitz Reisberg,

The Porte were not unacquainted with Chancellor of State, repeating the fame the strict bands of amity and alliance, which meaning as the Declaration, and adding, that unite the Courts of Vienna and Petersburgh.

these sentiments were announced at ConOf this occurrence they were informed as ftantinople by the Imperial Internuncio. well by verbal insinuations, as by a Memo. MONTHLY CHRONICLE. FEBRUARY 5.

fimilar instances-" That buildings now HE'number of letters nightly dispatched

66 in suite of hospitals, or hereafter raised on T! by the mails from London, are calcu

“ ground subsequently added to the limits of lated as follows :

“ them are Not subject to the Land-Tax." Monday, 18,000 to 20,000. Tuesday,

10. The spirit of party is not yet extinguith16,000 to 18,000. Wednesday, Thursday, they publicly exhibit the picture of an ex

ed in the republic of Holland. At Amsterdam and Friday, about 15,000. Saturday, 22,000 10 25,000. Sunday, no mail to or from burgomaster, de Hoofd, pending with a blue London. The postages of Bristol are daily cockades are worn in spite of the orders

and white ribbon. At Alkmaar, black about 161 -Bath (in season) 141. to 101.

of the States of Holland. At Utrecht Ditto (in summer) 81.-Salisbury, sl.

every night labels are stuck up in the streets A genteel well-dressed man came to an

against the Stadtholder, crnamented with inn in Salisbury on Wednesday noon, sent a the Fleur de Lys. And even at the Hague letter to the post-office, and ordering a chaise, they dare to insult, in the open streets, those proceeded in it to an ion one stage on the who adhere to the ancient constitution. Western road; there supped, went to bed, and The Dutch patriots who had retired to desired to be called at seven o'clock next Orleans, have obtained leave of the French morning. When the maid-servant went to Kjng to buy a spot of ground, with permilcall him, she found bim in bed, with a dif- fion to build on, and carry on their trades. charged pistol in his hand, having shot him M. de Ryffel, late general in the service self through the head. The unbappy sui- of their High Mightinesses, but who in concide since appears to have been one of the sequence of disobedience was obliged to gnic late bidders for the post-horse tax ; and that the country, and retire to France, has obinability to perform his engagement occasion. tained of his Most Christian Majelty the ed his committing this ralh action. He had command of a foreign regiment of infantry, upwards of 91, in his pockets.

lately rajfed at Bethune, and his Moft Chrifa 8. The late trial between Benjamin Har tian Majesty has also contered on bim the rison, Esq. Treasurer of Guy's hospital, and order of St. Louis, and the rank of fieldthe Commissioners of the Land-Tax, de. marshal, cided in favour of the former, decides allo in 12. By the national accounts that have been


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laid before the Irish Parliament, it ap Me concealed under her apron, till the cut pears, that the debt of the nation at Lady- him so deeply across the belly, that h · fell day last amounted to 2,179,2351. is, 2d1. without uttering a word. Two of the fa

The horse in Dublin are broke; and what culty in the neighbourhood were called in, is singular all the men left their horses, and who gave no hopes of his recovery. The refured to enlist,

woman a'tempted to escape, but on being The Court of Directors of the East. prevented, insisted upon having a coach to India Company have agreed to permit Sir the magistrate's with the most horrid mpreJohn Macpherson to return to his rank as cations. She was committed to Newgate. second in the Supreme Council of Bengal ; The young fellow bore a good character and to be allowed the sum of 50,000 Rupees with his captain, and had been on shore but on his arrival at Calcutta.

a few hours, The society for the Abolition of the Slave 23. Saturday evening a dreadful fire broke Trade, have the following device for their seal out at the oil and flour mills, near Totten. --A Negroe naked, bound ia fetters, and ham High Cross, which unfortunately cockneeling in a supplicating posture—the motto, sumed the same. The damage is estimated Am I not a man, and a brother!

at 27,000l. The stock purchased by Government, to Came on a cause, which comprehends cirwards reducing the national debt, amounts to cumstances very interesting to the public. 2,119,650l. for which 1,456,900l. has been The plaintiff was a dealer in hay, who, by paid.

the order of Mr. Andrews' coachman, a Such is the enormous increase of London, man of the name of Crawfurd, had brought in that a collection of taxes from Mary bone pa various loads of hay and straw, which was rish, which some years ago amounted to gool. consumed by Mr. Andrews's horses. This now reaches 29,000l.

dealer, however, had never seen Mr. An.' 15. In the Prerogative Court, Doctors Com- drews, and trusted him by the order of his mons, the cause between Nathaniel Goode

coachman alone, because, as he stated," it ridge and Mr. Slack, and others, respecting

was the custom of the trade fo to do." It the long contested will of the late Mr. Save appeared, however, that Mr. Andrews had tell, underwent a further hearing and final always given h's coachman ready money to determination.-Doctor Calvert, the Judge, buy hay in the Haymarket, which this fellow summed up the whole of the voluminous

had put into his own pocket, and thea evidence with wonderful accuracy, accom

brought to his master forged receipts. Mr. panying every material circumstance with

Andrews therefore knew nothing of the deht many judicious remarks ; after which he pro

going on agaioft him. On this dealer comBounced his decree, by which he declared ing in with his bill, the coachman, before the will framod in favour of the Goode

his master, denied any knowledge of him, ridges, to be a fraud and imposition apon the

and then absconded. On this ground, the deceased, and consequently a nullity, and plaintiff brought his action, “that having that the will in favour of Mr. Slack, al. trusted Mr. Andrews, on the order of his though destroyed before the tostator died, servant, and the horses of Mr. Andrews was the last and true will of Mr. Sawtell! having eaten his hay, he had a right to be

Mr. Bearcroft was counsel In consequence of this decree, the next of paid his bill." kin are totally excluded.

for the plaintiff. The Hon. Mr. Erskine for

the defendant. 18. The books and prints which belonged to The rule of law laid down by Mr. Er. the late Joseph Guliton, Esq. of Dorsetofkine was that which was adopted by the Thire, were sold by suction on Friday judge : That unless a general authority could Among the former were four volumes of be proved to be given by a master to a serextracts from old newspapers, which sold vant, to order things in his name, that mar. for fisteen pounds; among the latter 27 volumes of caricature and other prints, which such authority was implied if he once paid a

ter was not liable to pay for them : That fold for 200 guineas.

bill which had been so incurred; but that it 21. The following murder was committed would be the most fatal of all precedents, hy a common prostitute at the Red Lion, in could a general indistinct authority be so imNightingale. Jane, East Smithfield :

Aplied, merely because the servant chose te young man, wlio had been eleven months at

order goods without the master even know. fea, coming into the house where the offen- ing the tradesman.-Nor was even the der was dancing, and after remaining fome consumption of the article any ground for the üme without takirtg the lsaft notice of her, right of payment ; for Judge Grose, before it seems, she took unbrage at it, as there whom the cause came, very judiciously rehad been a previous intimacy between them, marked, that if a gentleman dealt with A. mau went and fetched a large knife, which for certain goods, which the servant might


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sell, and order again from B. C. D. and so tried by a jury of Leitrim, who found him on, and whose goous he might likewise dile guilty of murder. pose of, except certain small parcels which the

MARCH 8. master might consume, he would thus become General Carpenter, who has been some liable to pay for things a hundred times over. time afflicted with a fever, which left strong

A special jury was summoned upon this impresions on his brain, left his house this occasion, who without hearing any evidence morning so early as five o'clock, and at five on the part of Mr. Andrews, and without o'clock in the evening his body was found in going out of court, brought in their verdict the S.rpentine river in Hyde park.Gen. in his favour.

Carpenter was Colonel of the 4th regiment 25. Mr. Keon was executed a few days of Dragoons, and Clerk Marshal, and First ago at Dublin, for the murder of Mr. Rey. Equerry to the King; and enjoyed, in a parpolds, whom he unfairly killed in a duel. licular degree, the favour and confidence of The following are the particulars :

his Sovereign. Mr. Robert Keon was employed as an 10. Last night, after the tragedy of Mac. attorney in a suit to which Mr. Reynolds was beth, at D. ury-lane, Mr. Smith spoke an a party. Mr. Reynolds was a justice of Epilogue on his intention to take leave of the the peace for the county of Leitrim, and a Stage at the conclusion of the season. In gentleman of independant fortune, much re this Address, Mr. Smith told his friends, 1pected for social qualities. - Mr. Reyrolds, that finding himself grow old, he thought it in a letter to a near relation, a lady, men time to resign the Sprigbely CHARLES to lioned Mr. Keon, and compared him to abler bands and younger heads than his. Brecknock the attorney who had been exe Alter that, the Epilogue thus went on: suted with Mr. Fitzgerald. The lady in Full thirty-five campaigns, l've urg'd my cautiously thewed this letter, and the con

way, tents was reported to Mr. Keon. In a short Under the ableit Generals of the day ; time after Mr. Keon and Mr. Reynolds met Full oft have stood by Barry's, Garrick's at the assizes of Carrick on Shannon, where

fide in the presence of a number of persons Mr. With them have conquer'd, and with Keon itruck Mr. Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds,

them have died. on advising with his friends, resolved upon I now, no more o'er Macbetb's crimes calling Mr. Keon to the field, and a chal

Thall lower lenge was delivered by his friend Mr. Plon Nor murder my two nephews in the ket. However, a meeting having taken

Tower place between the friends of both parties on Here, I no more shall rant, " A horse, the evening of the day previous to the ap

a horse!" pointment for fighting, it was agreed that But mount " White Surry" for the B private apologies for the abusive letter and

con COURSE! the blow Thould be exchanged, and that, to No more my hands with tyrant's gore fave appearances, the principals should meet

Thall stain, the next morning, attended by thoir seconds, But drag the felon Fox from foreh his den ! and discharge a brace of pifto!s loaded with Then take the circuit of my little fields, powder. They met accordingly the next And taste the comforts that contentment morning, Mr. Revnolds attended by his friend

yields. Plunket and a servant ; Mr. Keon by his And as those little comforrs I review, two brothers; and as Mr. Reynolds was in Refect with gratitude they came from we act of taking off his hat to salute Mr. Keoo, and was walking up to him, Keon 13. Thursday a cause was determined befired a pittal be held in his hand, and ihot fore the Lord Chancellor, at Lincoln's.innhim dead, threatening to serve Mr. Plunket hall, of the utmost importance to the trading in the same manner. The three Keons hav. part of this kingdom. The assignees of a ing qu:tted the field, Mr. Plunket railed the bankrupt, and the representatives of one decountry, and Robert was taken; bu! the ceared, having received several large sums of oher two have never fince been heard of, money, and not paid it in to the banker apthough bilis of indictment have been found pointeil, but applied it to their own private use againtt both, and a confiderable reward bas and concerns, the creditors preferred a pebeen offered for apprehending them.

tition to oblige them to pay interest for the Mr. Keoghail bis trial put off at three se said fums, which the Chancellor ordered ; and veral aflizes, but at last was brought to Dub further determined, that if it could be made lin by a liabeas corpus ; and having failed in appear that they had made 8 per cent, of it an attempt to pwi his trial off again, was they should pay is.

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