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13, Fenchurch-street, surgeon, said: I was called to see
(C) To Kt 3d would have saved time, urgery. He told mo he had been shot, and, upon looking 1 bullet had lodged in the jaw. As there was no hæmorr
CHESS IN AMERI le should immediately go to the ho-pital, which he did. GAME IN A MATCH BY CORRESPONDEN saw enough of the wound to know that it was a bullet
BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AN igerous wonnd.
WHITE (Phil.) ked whether any solicitor attended for the prosecution ?
BLACK (Boston) WHITE ( 1. KP two KP two
19. Q B tal ned.
2. KB P two
P takes P
20 KR ta The case is one of great importance to the public, and I am
3. K Kt to B 3d K Kt Ptwo
21. KP on at the Judges shall not have all the trouble in the prosecu
4. KRP two
K Kt Pone
22. B take ore, have the policeman bound over to prosecute, and the
5. Kt to K 5th KRP two
23. R take let the case at the Central Criminal Court
6. K B to Q B 4th K R to R 2d (a) 24. KB ta as much atfected. He expressed his gratitude to the medi
7. Q P two
P to KB 6th Thomas's Hospital, to whose skill and attention he said be
25. Kt to ] 8. K Kt Ptakes P Q P one
26. Kt to deeply for the prisoner.
9. Kt to Q 3d KB to K 20 27. Kt to I d it was his duty to commit the prisoner for shooting, with
10. Q B to K 3rd B takes R P (ch) 28. Kt tak 2 expressed his gratification at hearing a confirmation of the
11. K to Q 2d
KKt Ptakes P 29. R to K he medical gentlemen of St. Thomas's Hospital; and he
12. Q takes P
QB to Kt 5th n of whom he had heard such an excellent private cha
30. R to Q 13. to KB 4th
Q to B 3d
31. R to Q 1 of the commission of the act should have altered the
14. Q Kt to B 3d QB P one (6) 32. R take him by the perpetration of so heinous an offence.
15. K P one
Q takes Q
33. K to K ta word.
16. K Kt takes Q QP takes P 34. Q BP e prisoner had, while he was in the hospital, sent to be in
17. Q P takes P KB to Kt 4th 35. K to Q his health, and desired that he should be told that ho (the
18. Q R to K Kt sq B takes Kit violence he had committed, and could not guess what
36. Q Kt P
Philadelphia wins. him to commit such an act. en committed for trial.
(a) We rather prefer the move of K Ki to R 31 at this jun
(b) With respect to this movo, Mr. G. H. (the principal co
Boston) writes us as follows:-"This ill-considered reply lo MR. Bonn.-On Wednesday, in pursuance of an order
proper move ; in which case, although they would probably Villiams in this matter, at chambers, a commission was
rior position, it may well be doubted if they could do more 's Bench Office, to examine witnesses viva voce at Berlin,
* From the "American Chess Magazine is in Prussia, as to the alleged breach of contract for which The celebrated composer, Meyerbeer, is expected to be
CHESS ENIGMA xamined under the Commission. The commissioner on s Mr. I. G. Lewis, of Ely-place, his solicitor ; and on the
No. 105. By C. H, S., of Ne ind, Mr. Hoggins, one of the barristers retained on her WHITE.
WHIT as been named the other Commissioner. It would seem
K at Q B sq
K at Q R 7th Rat KR ogress as rapidly as the forms of the Court will permit, the Q at K B 7th Rat QKt 7th le returnable ou the 2nd of November, the cominencement
White to play, and draw the ind it is, therefore, expected that the action will be tried This singular position-or one of a nature precise tunity.
play, and Mr. S., having the White pieces, compelle rchives Israelites says:-“ It is calculated that the total
game. 1 over the surface of the globo is 6,000,000 of souls. Of
No. 106. By an American A the enjoyment of civil rights, viz.-30,000 in the United
WHIT 100 in Holland, 10,000 in Belgium, and 90,000 in France. K at his 5th
Kat K RS
Kt at KE as yet incompletely emancipated.”
Bat KB 4th
Pat KR PRICE OF BREAD.-On Monday morning the bakers of the
White to play and mate in si Iced the price of the 4lb. loaf. The high-priced bakers o 7d., while those of other qualities were figured as low as tops on the south side of the Thames intimated a further CRANOE CHURCH.-In our account of the New Ch 3 of the week, those of the League anticipating their price been stated that the ancient and venerable Church
roads of time, and the severe storms of the last sun 88 OF FIVE LIVES.—A shipwreck took place on Saturday a dilapidated and dangerous state, that it has been çale from the W.S.W., in Carnarvon Bay, by which no re erected. As the subscriptions do not amount t
have met with a premature death. It appears that two quired to complete it, it is to be hoped that a bener id the other a schooner, were seen out in the bay, the give assistance to the Rector ad Churchwardens, d for a pilot to cross the bar. This proved to be the Gem, more provide the inhabitants with a house of pra Fleming, member of the Royal Yacht Squadron ; in conse- been deprived twelve months. The sum required from the station, she did not wait for the pilot's arrival, scription list is headed by her Majesty the Queer ier own own hands for the mate of the other vessel, who sympathy of others who have not yet come forward
The schooner proved to be the Vine, of Pwllheli, bound responsible for the great deficiency yet required, ra com Llanelly, in South Wales, to Bangor. From somo should pass another yoar without the use of the Pa
the darkness of the evening, she, in attempting to pass IMPROVEMENTS IN TUE City.- Workien are ween five and seven o'clock, into the Menai Straits, struck several houses in Greshain-street, formerly Ladlar st have immediately capsized, filled, and sunk with all on the improvements in that part. The houses are up he dead body of a female passenger was found, and on the on tablets in the front of each, are busts of a female, n was discovered, and both were immediately taken to thead is crowned with a garland of flowers. It is signs of life in the man. Four other men, the remainder tended to represent, but they have been reserve but their bodies have not yet been found. The Gem Company, and are to be preserved at their Hall. ir, with the Vine's mate on board.
buildings are basts of her Majesty (crowned) in nio
WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE was born at Strat- the performance. But in whatever situation he ford-upon-Avon, in Warwickshire, on the 230 day was first employed at the theatre, he appears to of April, 1564. His family was above the vulgar have soon discovered those talents which afterwards rank. His father, John Shakspeare, was a con- made him siderable dealer in wool, and had been an officer
"Th' applause, delight, the wonder, of our stage." of the corporation of Stratford. He was likewise a justice of the peace, and at one time a man of
Some distinction he probably first acquired as considerable property. This last, however, ap- an actor, but no character has been discovered pears to have been lost by some means, in the latter in which he appeared to more advantage than in part of his life. His wife was the daughter and that of the Ghost in Hamlet : and the best critics heiress of Robert Arden, of Wellington, in the and inquirers into his life are of opinion, that he county of Warwick, by whom he had a family of was not eminent as an actor. In tracing the chroten children.
nology of his plays, it has been discovered, that
Romeo and Juliet, and Richard II. and III., were Our illustrious poet was the eldest son, and was printed in 1597, when he was thirty-three years educated, probably, at the free-school of Stratford;
old. There is also some reason to think that he but from this he was soon removed, and placed in commenced a dramatic writer in 1592, and Mr. the office of some country attorney. The exact Malone even places his first play, the First Part of amount of his education has been long a subject Henry VI., in 1589. of controversy. It is generally agreed, that he did not enjoy what is usually termed a literary educa- His plays were not only popular, but approved tion; but he certainly knew enough of Latin and by persons of the higher order, as we are certain French to introduce scraps of both in his plays, that he enjoyed the gracious favour of Queen Eliwithout blunder or impropriety.
zabeth, who was very fond of the stage; the pa.
tronage of the Earl of Southampton, to whom he When about eighteen years old, he married dedicated some of his poems; and of King James, Anne Hathaway, who was eight years older than who wrote a very gracious letter to him with his himself. His conduct soon after this marriage was own hand, probably in return for the compliment not very correct. Being detected with a gang of Shakspeare had paid to his majesty in the tragedy deer-stealers, in robbing the park of Sir Thomas of Macbeth. It may be added, that his uncomLucy, of Charlecote, near Stratford, he was obliged mon merit, his candour, and good nature, are supto leave his family and business, and take shelter posed to have procured him the admiration and in London.
acquaintance of every person distinguished for such
qualities. It is not difficult, indeed, to trace, that ^ He was twenty-two years of age when he arrived Shakspeare was a man of humour, and a social
in London, and is said to have made his first accompanion; and probably excelled in that species quaintance in the play-house. Here his necessities of minor wit, not ill adapted to conversation, of obliged him to accept the office of call-boy, or which it could have been wished he had been more prompter's attendant; who is appointed to give the sparing in his writings. performers notice to be ready, as often as the business of the play requires their appearance on the How long he acted, has not been discovered; but stage. According to another account, far less he continued to write till the year 1614. During probable, his first employment was to wait at the his dramatic career, he acquired a property in the door of the play-house, and hold the horses of those thcatre, which he must have disposed of when he who had no servants, that they might be ready after retired, as no mention of it occurs in his will. The
latter part of his life was spent in ease, retirement, gentlemen of the neighbourhood; and here he is and the conversation of his friends. He had accu-thought to have written the play of Twelfth Night. mulated considerable property, which Gildon (in He died on his birth-day, Tuesday, April 23, 1616, his Letters and Essays) stated to amount to 3001. when he had exactly completed his fifty-second per ann. a sum equal to 10001. in our days. But year; and was buried on the north side of the chanMr. Malone doubts whether all his property cel, in the great church at Stratford, where a monuamounted to much more than 2001. per ann. which ment is placed in the wall, on which he is repreyet was a considerable fortune in those times; and sented under an arch, in a sitting posture, a cushion it is supposed, that he might have derived 2001. an- spread before him, with a pen in his right hand, nually from the theatre, while he continued to act. and his left rested on a scroll of paper. The fol
lowing Latin distich is engraved under the cushion : He retired some years before his death to a
Judicio Pylium, genio Socratem, arte Maronem, house in Stratford, of which it has been thought
Terra tegit, populus merct, Olympus habet. important to give the history. It was built by Sir
Perhaps we should read Sophoclem, instead of SoHugh Clopton, a younger brother of an ancient cratem. Underneath are the following lines : family in that neighbourhood. Sir Hugh was
Stay, passenger, why dost thou go so fast? sheriff of London in the reign of Richard III. and
Read, if thou canst, whom envious death has plac'd. lord mayor in that of Henry VII. By his will he
Within this monument: Shakspeare, with whom bequeathed to his elder brother's son his manor of Quick nature died; whose name doth deck the tomb Clopton, &c. and his house by the name of the
Far more than cost : since all that ho hath writ
Leaves living art but page to serve his wit.
Obiit ano. Dni. 1616, estate was in possession of Edward Clopton, Esq.
Æt. 53, dic 23 Apri. and Sir Hugh Clopton, Knt. in 1733. The principal estate had been sold out of the Clopton family
We have not any account of the malady which, for above a century, at the time when Shakspeare
at no very advanced age, closed the life and la
bours of this unrivalled and incomparable genius. became the purchaser, who, having repaired and modelled it to his own mind, changed the name to
The only notice we have of his person is from New Place, which the mansion-house afterwards
Aubrey, who says, “He was a handsome well
shaped man;" and adds, “verie good company, crected, in the room of the poet's house, retained for many years. The house and lands belonging
and of a verie ready and pleasant and smooth wit.” to it continued in the possession of Shakspeare's His family consisted of two daughters, and a son descendants to the time of the Restoration, when named Hamnet, who died in 1596, in the twelfth they were re-purchased by the Clopton family. year of his age. Susannah, the eldest daughter, Here, in May, 1742, when Mr. Garrick, Mr. Mack- and her father's favourite, was married to Dr. John lin, and Mr. Delane, visited Stratford, they were
Hall, a physician, who died Nov. 1635, aged 60. hospitably entertained under Shakspeare's mul- Mrs. Hall died July 11, 1649, aged 66. They left berry-tree, by Sir Hugh Clopton, who was a bar- only one child, Elizabeth, born 1607-8, and married rister, was knighted by George I. and died in the April 22, 1626, to Thomas Nashe, esq. who died in soth year of his age, 1751. His executor, about 1647; and afterwards to Sir John Barnard, of the year 1752, sold New Place to the Rev. Mr. Abington in Northamptonshire, but died without Gastrel, a man of large fortune, who resided in it issuc by either husband. Judith, Shakspeare's but a few years, in consequence of a disagreement youngest daughter, was married to Mr. Thomas with the inhabitants of Stratford. As he resided Quiney, and died Feb. 1661-2, in her 77th year. part of the year at Litchfield, he thought he was By Mr. Quiney she had three sons, Shakspeare, assessed too highly in the monthly rate towards the Richard, and Thomas, who all died unmarried. maintenance of the poor, and being opposed, he The traditional story of Shakspeare having been peevishly declared, that that house should never the father of Sir William Davenant, has been gebe assessed again; and soon afterwards pulled it nerally discredited. down, sold the materials, and left the town. He From these imperfect notices,* which are all had some time before cut down Shakspeare's mul- we have been able to collect from the labours of borry-tree, to save himself the trouble of showing his biographers and commentators, our readers it to visitors. That Shakspeare planted this trec will perceive that less is known of Shakspeare appears to be sufficiently authenticated. Where than of almost any writer who has been considerNew Place stood is now a garden. During Shakspeare's abode in this house, he fixed to Mr. A. Chalmer's variorum edition, published in 1905.
* The first regular attempt at a lifo of Shakspeare is proenjoyed the acquaintance and friendship of the of which we havo availed ourselves in the above Sketch.