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Major Macdonald, and Captain Gordon, and he had lent them while at Calcutta to Mr. had left it to them to follow them.

Johnson, who wanted some letters in it for The noble Lord asked, if these gentlemen his defence against a charge brought against could speak the Persian language? He said him by the Governor-General. He admitCaptain Gordon could, but he believed the ted that it appeared that leaves had been torn others could barely under tand it, if it was out of them ; but he declared, that this had read to them. Lord Loughborough asked, not been done by him, or with his consent, how he could commit to others the discharge or even knowledge. of a duty imposed upon himself, and for One very remarkable circumstance in this which those others were not at all quali- case is, that one of the letters copied in a fied ? He could not tell why he had done loose Mcet, is in the hand-wricing of two fo. He was asked, if he had appointed different perfons, and it was admitted by the proxies to seize the Begums treasure, or witness, that one part was copied at Luckwhether in that case he had executed in per- now, the other at Calcutta ; and if this letfon the orders of the Governor-General? He ter was copied from the original book left in admitted that these orders he had carried into the Resident's office at Lucknow, it was execution in person.

incomprchensible how part of it could have He was afterwards very closely examined been copied at Calcutta. by Lords Loughborough, Stormont, Stan With this examination the business of the hope, and Hopetoun, about the mutilated day terminated, and the Court adjourned, state of his books. He said, he never in at half past five o'clock, until Tuesday the tended to say they were perfect copies, he 20th of May. had them taken only for his own private use,


[ With a View of the CHURCH. ] T

HE village wherein Mr. Gray resided To raise the cieling's fretted height,

many years of his life, in which his Each pannel in archievements clothing, celebrated Elegy was written, and where his Rich windows that exclude the light, remains now repose, is likely to become in And passages that lead to nothing. future times the object of attention with

The following lines delineate the fantastic persons of taste and genius. Thither we

manners of the times with great humour can fancy the vagrant traveller will be and truth : drawn,' with no unpleasing melancholy, Full oft within the spacious walls, to. view the spot which gave rise to a When he had fifty winters o'er him, composition, admitted, even by the opinion

My grave Lord Keeper led the brawls, of an unfriendly critic, to abound with

The real and maces danc'd before him. images which find a mirror in every mind, His bushy beard and shoe-strings green, and with sentiments to which every bosom His high-crown'd hat and fattin doublet, returns an echo.

Mov'd the stout heart of England's Queen, Stoke Pogeis is so called from the Pogeis,

Though Pope and Spaniard could not formerly Lords of it, from whom it descended

trouble it. by female heirs to the Molins, and froin In a vault in the church-yard, near the them by the Hungerfords to the Haftings, chancel-door, lie the remains of Mr. Gray of which family Edward Haitings, Lord and most of his family. Amongst the epiLoughborough, built a chapel and hospital taphs is the following, which is evidently here. He was in great favour with Queen his own composition :Mary, and after his death retired hither,

In the vault beneath are depofited, where he died, and lics buried in the chapel. In hope of a joyful resurrection, From him it came inio the possession of Sir

The remains of Christopher Hatton ; and in 1747, when Mr.

MARY ANTROBUS. Gray wrote his Long Story, was inhabited She died, unmarried, Nov. V, 1749, by the Viscountess Cobham. Mr. Gray's

Aged 66. description of this edifice adınirably de.

In the same pious confidence, fcribes the style of building now called

Belide her friend and fifter, Queen Elizabeth's, both with regard to its

Here sleep the remains of beauties and defects :

DOROTHY GRAY, In Britain's Inie, no matter where,

Widow, the careful tender mother An antieni pile of building stands :

Of many children, one of whom alone The Huntingdons and Hattons there

Had the misfortune to survive her.

She died March xi, 1753 Employ'd the power of fairy hands

Aged 67.


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ments at other places of public resort : th's THE order of the day, having been read was a monopoly by no means, in his opinion,

for the second reading of the insolvent reconcileable to season and equity. It was debtors bill, the Lord Chancellor left the true, the evidence had proved the expendiwoolsack, and in a speech replete with sound ture of 55 oool in twenty-four years, but argument, gave his reasons for opposing the this was nothing more than the wear and commitment of the bill.

tear of a theatre ; scenes would decay, and Lord Rawdon answered the Lord Chan- dresses grow old. If, said his Lordship, I cellor.

am wrong, I am certain I Mall he corrected The Earl of Abingdon rose next, and in by two noble Peers in my eye (Duke of a long speech, in which he inveighed with a Richmond and Lord Derby) who have had gond deal of justice against those legalised some little reason to be betier informed on pick-pockers, as he called them, the petti- these subjecls than I can pretend to be. [A fogging arturnies, who like locusts have over. loud laugh.] spread the land, spoke against the bill.

His Loruihip professed himself a friend to He was followed by the Duke of Rich the rights and property of the Royal Thesmond, Lord Stormont, and Lord Hopetoun ; tres, but could by no means think that the after which the House divided,

patentees would receive a greater injury from Contents

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proper restrictions, than from Sadler's Wells,

whole proprietors now came forward with Majority against committing the hill 35 the modeft plea of being the oldest offenders

The question was then put, that the “hill against the law, in order to induce their he rejected, which was carried without a Lordships to punih the junior criminals, and division. Adjourned to

reward them for their veteran contumacy. MAY 26.

His Lordship hinted, that the proper mode The order of the day being read, the would have been to bring in a bill to enable House resolved itself into a Committee, Lord his Majesty to exercise his authority out of Scarsdale in the chair.

tire royal residence; but perhaps it was goThe Earl of Sandwich moved that evi- ing rather too far to circumscribe places of dence be called to the bar to prove the ex entertainment, which this bill did within penditure of Sadler's Wells. His Lordship the very diftrict of the Palace. His Lorde remarked, that in the former stage of the bus faip then moved, that the indulgencies confiness, when evidence had been adduced re.. tained in the bill should extend to all those lative to the sums laid out on other places of places of public entertainment licensed by public entertainment, the proprietors of the the Magistrates under the 25th of George Wells not knowing hat sush proofs were neces. the Second. sary, had attended unprepareu in this particulir. Lord liopeloun aid a few words in favour

The Lord Chancellor was against hearing of the amendment. further evidence. This brought on a con.

Lord Sandwich wished the bill to go through versation between the two noble Lords. The the Committee in its pretent form, and then Lord Chancellor at length waving his objec. the other places would have an opportunity cion, Mr. Arnold was called to the bar, who of bringing forward their pretenfions. His proved that once the year 1764, the proprie. Lordfhip declared he did not wish to press tors had expended 55,000l. exclusive of the this proporcion, if the senle of the House salaries paid to performers. This evidence was against it. being withdrawn, the clerk proceeded to The Chancellor then made several motions read the hill clause by clause, till he came to

and amendments. that which li.nits the performance of certain The Marquis of Carmarthen moved, that Species of entertainments only to Sajler's after the Magiflrates, the words of the Wells, when

county and liherties," be added, in q: der to The Lord Chancellor said, that even from include the Royalty Theatre. the night attention he had paid to the bill, its The Duke of Richmond introduced a operations appeared in fo oppressive a point clause in prevent the sale of wines or spi. of view, that he mould, from pure princi- rituous liquors, &c. in any of the places to ples of justice, more some amendments. which the hill extended. The hill as i' now stool, would entirely pre All which was agreed to without a diviyen! the performance of similar entertain- fion, and the bill ordered to be reported. Vol. XIII.





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Elijah guilty of the charge alledged against THE principal speakers on Sir Gilbert him, as he certainly did his duty, and was

Elliot’s motion, “ That the first charge justified in putting in force the verdict of the exhibited against Sir Elijah Impey contains Jury. He said deļays were dangerous : it matter of impeachment against him," and had been reported that Nundcomar's rescue which we mentioned in page 369 to have been was meditated an. This was very impornegatived by a majority of 18, were, first, tant, and a speedy execution of the sentence

Sir Richard Sutton, who defended Sir Eli- would have a tendency to give a greater ter jah's conduct by referring to some of the ror to the natives from perpetrating the crime notes on the trial which he said were in an again. In this he was supported by the other unmutilated state, and not torn. Eleven Judges on the bench who figned the deathyears had passed, and no notice haid been ta. warrant; and although Sir Robert Chambers ken of his criminality, and that of the other had at first doubled whether the laws of Eng. Judges, who were equally guilty in signing Jand, in this case, extended to forgery, yet Nuodcomar's death-warrant.

he had retracted that opinion by his signature, [Daring Sir Richard Şuiton's speech, Sir which he would not have given to the war: James Johnstone and Sir Michael le Flemingsant for his execution, had he any doubts on coming in rather inflamed with liquor, the the propriety of it. His principal arguments former cumplained that a gentleman had taken in Sir Elijah's favour were, Mr. Farrer's an. his place, in which he had left his hat and plication to Mr. Francis, Gen. Clavering, card, and which place he claimed agreeable and Col. Monson, to petition for a respite to the order of the House, having been pre. in Nundcomar's sentence ; that the two latter sent at prayers that day. This trifling mat had declined having any thing to do with it; ter was carried to a very unpleasant height, further, he did not believę Sir Robert Cham. and language rather offensive passed from Sirbers would have consented to bis execution, James to Mr. Sumner and Lord Mornington. had he thought the proceedings illegal. Mr. Pitt, on this disorderly and indecent be Mr. Macdonald faid, it was impossible to havinur, particularly towards his friend Lord know how people might be actuated on dit. Mornington, moved for the blouse to he re ferent occasions; had tie heen in his situation, sumed, when Sir James Johnstone was re he might have allowed a respite till his Ma. commended to make a submission tothe House, jesty's pleasure Mould be known, but in fay. and to the noble Lord offended.—Sir James ing this, it was not accusing Sir Elijah of bee faid, he would make any apology to the ing wrong. House for any word dropt in lieat. He ve

Mr. Fox contsoverted every law argu. nerated the House ;-- he was down upon bis

meut the Solicitor General had laid down. knees, he said, ready to apologize for his in. He contended that Sir Elijih Impey moi advertency.-Mr. Grenville said, that some have been well aware that the laws of for: fubmillion should be made to the noble Lord. gery were not applicable to India : that had Sir James exclaimed, Submission to him ! it been the intention of the legislature tha he'd be dd if he did; he'd meet him if those laws should have extended out of this he liked to-morrow morning. In this country, they would have likewise gone to unpleasant dilemma the Speaker, by a paci- the West India inands and North America, fying speech, quieted the Hon. Baronet. which were commercial countries; but ia Lord Mornington said something conciliatory, far from that being the case, they did not even when the parties shook hands, and the affair go to the northern parts of this inand. Could ended.]

Sir Elijah then have coastrued them, if he The Solicitor General then rose, and ad. had meant fairly, to have effect in the East verted to the good character of Sir Elijah Indies? Would any man tell him that he Impey when he went from this country; as thought so :-No-he availed himself of the such the House he thought should be very opportunity of being out of his Majesty's cautious how it accused him of a contrary reach, and of not allowing his gracious difpofition. The crime of which he was ac mercy to extend to the prisoner. elecl, had been allowed to exist eleven years, Mr. Fox complained, that Sir Elijah had without any notice being taken of it. If it concealed much of the evidence in summing was a crime, the House bad been very defi- up the verdict, and in his charge to the Jury cient in noč punihing it sooner. He went had concealed Sir Robert Chambers's opiinto a long disquisition of the laws of this nion, hit he thought the act did not ç-untry in regard to forgery ; that it was a extend to India, and that the prisoner thould Inime which had been found expedient to pu. be refpiced till the King's pleasure 135 pilh with death. He could not consider $. known. He had pretended as a rearon wb


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