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Archbishop opposite to them, and the Lord cated to the shipping in the river, great fears Chancellor standing behind him ; the Prince were entertained, chat a number of vefsels of Wales vext to the Duchess of York, and would fall a prey to the rage of the fire, as the Duke of Clarence next to the Duke of there was no poilibility of drawing them off, York. The Princefles were seated on chairs owing to the water being ebb. The Ranat a distance from the altar, in the Saloon. ger, Capt. Swain, from the South Seas, and

As soon as the ceremony was finished, the a small brig, were burnt; but, by great exDuchess of York went to his Majesty, and ertions, the fames were prevented from attempted to kneel, which his Majesty, communicating to any other vefsels, at least with some difficulty prevented ; and, raising from destroying any other.-Many poor faher in his arms, affectionately embraced her. milies are burnt out, and their little all de

The certificate of the marriage was then ftruyed. signed by their Majesties, the Prince of

Osober 20. Wales, the Duke of Clarence, and, lastly, During a thunder form, a large oak, by the Lord Chancellor. After which, the which has stood time immemoria! in Dean's Bishops and the Lord Chancellor retired, Yard, Westminster, wils, hy a luiden squali and immediately left the Queen's house. of wind, bruken Mort off within three feet

The Royal Family reserved to the Queen's of the ground. Luckily no damage was drawing-room ; and, at a few minutes be done. fore eleven o'clock, the Duke and Duchess of York went to York house, where they About seven o'clock in the evening, Mons. were accompanied by the Prince of Wales Verteillac made his escape from the Fleet and the Duke of Clarence ; an elegant fup- prison in a manner fo unsuspected by the per having been provided, by the direction of Keepers, that the tirst intelligence, leading his Royal Highness of York, for their en to a discovery of his baving found means to tertainment.

get out of the prison, was given by the maiThe Prince of Wales gave the Duchess ter of the Bell-favage inn, through which te away.

was found to bave palled. He is the person The Duchess was dressed in white fattin, who some time since was imprisoned in the with taffels and fringe of gold, and a num- King's Bench, and endeavoured to make liis ber of diamonds ; in her head-dress she wore escape from thence. The debt for which lie feathers, and three brilliant pins, presented was detained is said to amount to 5,000l. to her by the King at the Royal visit ou · A rope-lauder, with steel Itups, was thrown Tuesday. The Duke was in his regimen. over the wall, by two foreigners, from a tals--the Prince was in a chocolate-coloured window of the Bell-lavage inn which overdressed suit

and the Duke of Clarence in looks the prison. By this ladder he ascend. his full uniform.

ed, and afterwards paited through the inn The Royal Family bave presented her without fufpicion or interruption. Royal Highness the Duchess of York with a

Wednesday, November 2.. moit elegant and valuable affortment of dia- . The following very melancholy accident monds, consisting of ear-rings, necklace, ore occurred in the house of Mrs. Clitherow, naments for the head, &c. &c.

† a firework-maker, at the upper end of The Duchess of York takes (after Halfmooo-alley, near Bishop gate-street.the Queen) of every female in this comery. Mrs. Clitherou, with two journeymen, and

her eldest daughter, being at works in her DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES. Thop, to complete some orders against the September 14.

sth instant, about half an hour after one About half past ten o'clock at night, a o'clock some tea was proposed as a refreshdreadful fire broke out near Cherry Garden ment; while they were drinking this, some Stairs, Rotherhithe, which, from the tide of the materials upon which they had been being low, and but little water to be had, at work, by unknown means, took fire, burnt with great fury for a conderable time. when Mrs. C's eldest daughter ran up stairs It began at a chandler's, but how is not to alarm her three filters, who were in bed. known: several barrels of tar were on fire eller lifters preiling her as to the safety of before it was discovered. A number of en- their mother, the came down again, but not gilies attended, both on the river and on the till the fanies hau! got to tuch a height, that, More ; but, from the difficulty of finding every attempt to get out of the front door water for the latter, and the imposibility of proving abortive, ihe, with one of the men, bringing the latter near enough, the flames got into the yard. She there first perceived for a long time spread with the utınost fury. that her cloaths were on fire, woich the man It was six or seveo o'clock in the morumg had scarcely extinguished, by adlifting her to before the violente of the flames was any get into the water-tub, before a beam fell, way got under, by which time above filty with the explosion of the roof, and broke houles were burnt down, many of them his arm. At the same time, both the roof warehouses, containing property to a very and the gable-end of the next boule, Mr. confiderable amount, of which very little Gibbs s, was forced into the itreet, by which was fired. The Ames having communi. 3 person, who lodged in the guret, was



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thrown out of his bed upon the ground at attach them, as for a contempt; though perfeveral yards distance : ihis man's thiglishaps it might be questionable whether the were braken, and he was otherwise niuch Quarter Sessions have such an authority. hurt. It was not till some time after the The Jurors, having been guilty of a mildeprincipal explosion, that the two unhappy meanor, are also punishable by indictment ; people in Mrs. C's yard were found by the which, if any course were to be taken against populace, almost incombed in the smoking them, would be more constitutional than the - ruins. The young woman was conveyed to process of attachment. But wise policy, in

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and the two iny 'humble apprehension, forbids any crimen to St. Thomas's. ---li is supposed, that minal animadversions at all. the mother, and the other journeyman, fell “ The institution of furies, like every hu. a facrifice to an attempt to extinguish the mai institution, has its defects. , That of a Aames in the top below, as the principal compulsive union of sentiment and opinion is part of the powdei, which was deposited in one of them : this effect of it feldom hapche garret, was a considerable time before it pens; and, happening fo feldom, is better took fire.--Five lives were lost: Mrs. patled over, than, hy criminal process against Clitherow, her three daughters, and one Jurors, incurring the riik of weakening, in journeyman ; and no persons were hurt be. the public mind, the reverence so juftly due fies thore abovementioned. Mrs. C's house to the great palladium of our entirely consumed, but the two adjoining Their crime, in the present instance, does are only considerably damaged; as were the not appear to have been corruption ; and, windows and tiling of almost all the houses where no motive is assigned, one should supas far off the spot as Broad-street-buildings. pose the best. They poflibly might have The explosions were very audibie, lu far off been guilty of the riolence to escape corrupas Fleci-ftreet, and was at first supposed to tion. Their verdict undoubtedly cannot now have been an earthquake, and the fath seen be received, neither can they be re-atlemas of lightning in Aldersgate-street.-Amoog bled: the trial must be de novo. the fucking remains of the sufferers disco.

“ J. Cox HiPPISLEY." vered in the following day, were the three

i children's Ikeletons, and one of Mrs. C's arms, STATE OF AFFAIRS ABROAD. which was known only by two rings upon The Political State of European Affairs the fingers. It is remarkable, that the late ' has received but little alteration lince our last husband of Mrs. C. had a fimilar accident, publication. The emigr.:cions from France on the fame spot, about thirty year's fince, have indeed much increased by opposition ; when several lives were loft. Her e dest and there is now no liope left of eitablithing daughter dieil on the 14th instant, in St. Bar- the new Constitution without bloodthed, tholomew's Hospital. Her eldest son was not It appears to be the with of the surround. present when the accident bappened; but(we ing nations, that the antient form of the deare forry to add) a fon of his, who was ap- spotiç government of France may be reprentice to a lighterman, fell over the side of stored ; and some very extraordinary steps a lighter on the Wednesday following, and have been taken to get the King wholly into was drowned in the Thamese

the hands of the Fugitives for that purpose : Tburscay 10.

but those steps seem to have been taken by Between twelve and one in the morning, men who have more at heart the gratificaa fire broke out in the second floor of the tion of their own ambition, than either the house of Mr. Wilkins, Blackwell-hall factor, life of the King, or the bappiness of his peo. ncar Cooper's-hall, Basinghall-Itreet, sup- ple. It is by no means portible for a hy. posed to have bappened by the maid-fervant itander to fathom the true motives by which Çarrying a candle into a closet. She had the liis Swedish Majesty is governed on the pre. prelonce of mind to prevent a communica- sent occasion. His conduct is paft finding tion in tlie outer room, whereby the house out; and the Declaration of War against his was saved; though the whole floor, with all subjects by the Algerines is not more mysthe wearing apparel, bedding, &c. were de terious than his proposition for war against stroyed. The fanily, refurning from spend the French nation. Time, however, will ing the day at Mr. Wheeler's, apothecary, ou foon develope these mysteries. Ludgite-hill, were stopped at the alarm of If we fee reason to conclude, that neither fire, and told it was in their own house. the diffter that has befallen our troops in Wednesday 30.

the Eart, nor the insurrection lo fatal in the In p. 962 of our last Magazine, meption West Indies, is so great as was first repreis made of the separation of the Jury on a sented, we hope not to be suspected of partrial for an allanlı, at the Quarter Seilions at tiality in our representations : we believe Sudbury, without agreeing on their verdict. both to be much over-rated. The cry that Since which, the opinion of Counsel has has been set on foot to raise the price of su- been taken on that transaction, which was as gar is certainly a trick of trade. Were the follows:

whole illand to be sunk in the sea, there “There can be no douht (says the Conn- would be sugar enough left to supply the fel) that the jorors were guilty of a milde wants of the rest of the world. meanor, lur wiicha a lupe ior Court might


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P. 970. The late Herbert Mackworth,

27. R. Curling, esq. of Sandwich, to MA to the great good luck of the heir to his title Harvey, daughter of John H. esq. one of the and estate, left no other will than that which captains in the Aleet under Lord Rodney * he made on his marriage, about thirty years the capture of St. Eustatius. ago; hy which he settled on Lady M. 1000l. 28. Mr. Lec, merchant, to Miss Terry, per annum, and 12,000l. in money to be daugh. of Mr. T. nierchant, both of Hull. partitioned among the younger children. His

29. At Hornsey church, co. Middleser, real estate (not an acre of it entailed) is near Sir John Peter, his Majesty's conful in the goool. per annum; the personalities of which Auftrian Netherlands, to Mifs Porker, eldest Sir Herbert died poiselled are expected to daughter of John P. efq. of Muswell-bili, amount to 60,000l.

banker in London. P. 974, col. 1, l. 11, read, “ in England, John-Benjamin Humfreys, orq. of Kibo 3780; paymaster," &c.

worth Harcourt, co. Leicester, to Miss Clar

lotte Buckby, daughter of the Rev. Mr. B. BIRTHS.

of Seagoe, co. Armagh, in Ireland. ATELY, in Rutland-square, Dublin, the 08. 1. At Ruflip, near Uxbridge, Mo.

Davison, man's-mercer, of Oxford-street, la 08. 20. Mrs. Alexander, of Bellamyle, in Miss Ewer, of Ruflip. Airshire, a daughter.

3. By special licence, Tho. Sinclaire, esą. 21. The Lady of Samuel Smith, cry. M.P. jun. of Belfast, Ireland, to Miss Jane Bland, for Leicester, a daughter.

you. dau. of late Capt. B. and niece to Gen. B. 29. At his house in Harley-street, the Lady 4. At Edinb. Capt. Tho. Inglis, to Miss Jean of Henry Calveley Cotton, esq. a daughter. Balfour, dau. of late Hen. of Dunbaz.

30. At the Palace, the Lady of the Bishop 6. At Hull, Mr. Moxton, merch. to Mis of Waterford, a daughter.

Richard, daugh. of Mr. R. brewer there. Nov. 3. Mrs. Wemyss, of Cuttlebill, in 9. At Lamheth, Tho. Sadd, esq. to Miss Scotland, a fuo.

Anna-Maria Foottit, both of Vauxhall. 4. Lady Susannah Thorp, of Cumberland At the same place, - Cullimore, efq. of place, Oxford road, a daughter.

Nine-Elms, to Miss Eliz. Sadu, of Vauxh.d. The Lady of Geo. Arnold, esq. of Alby. 10. Mr. Jn. Delval Wilson, of Portland-ft. lodge, co. Northumpron, a son and heir. to Miss Louisa Farrer, of Lawrence-lane.

6. At North Merchiston, the Lady of Sir Rev. Jo!ın Francis Browne, or Magdalca Jn. Sinclair, bart. of Ulbstei, M.P. a daughi. Coll. Oxr to Miss Ma''nock, of Hortham.

8. At Canterbury, the Lady of Egerton 11. At West Grinstead, Suflex, Timothy Brydges, ely. a fon.

Shelly, efq. M.P. for Hurtham, to Miss Pilo 9. At his house in Essex-street, the Lady foru, of West Grinstead. of Henry Dealtiy, ely, a daughter.

12. At Sluiftoval), co. Salop, Rer. Jn. Hep. 10. In New-itrect, Spring-gardens, the tinstall, to Miss Sambrovke. Lady of John Drunimond, cíq. a daughter. 13. Rev. Win. Hughes, M.A. rector of At his honle in Harley-street, Cavendith Pitchcott, Bucks, to Miss Wykham,

Sul square, the Lady of James Dawkins, esq. grave, co. Northampton. M. P. for Chippenham, a fon.

Mr. Goodacre, mercer and draper, of Ox At their lodgings in York, the Lady of ford-Itreet, 10 Miss Barron, of Cambridge

. the Hon. G. A. Chciwynd Stapylton, a dau. Mr. Joí. Butterworth, of Fleet-street, to

1. At Edinb. Mrs. Marjou banks, a son. Miss Anne Cooke, of Trowbridge, Wilts.

13. At Montague honie, in Privy gardens, At Barthomley, in Chelhire, Thomas-Af. Viscountess Stupford, a son and henr. drew Knight, ery. of Mary-Knowle, co He:

14. The Lady of Cosmos Neville, esq. of reford, brother of Richard. Payne K. el M. Holt, co. Leicester, a son.

P. for Ludlow, co. Salop, lo Miss Felton, d20. 17. At Tunbridge-Wells, the Lady of Lewis of the late Huinph. F.esy. of Woodhall, Siskon Montolicu, eiq. a daughter.

15. Mr. Charles Martin, attorney, to Miś Lady of Alderman Le Mesorier, a daugh. Weiread, both of Mile-end.

20. At the Earl's house in the Stable-yard, Joseph Howgate, esq. of Norwood-house, St. James's, the Counters of Harrington,a dau. Herts, to Miss Price, of Fleet-street.

21. At his house in Clarges-street, the Lady Nr. Alex M'Leary, of Bulh-lane, to Miss of Sir Wm. Wake, bart, a son and heir. Barclay, of Fleet-street

Cape. Dalryinple, of the 3d reg. of gunarchs, MARRIAGES.

brother to Sir Jn. D. bart. to Miis I'wedeli, Sept. I Epsom, in Surrey, Rev. Joseph daughter of Jii. Northumberland.

16. John Masters, esq. of Petty. France, guard man of war, to Mifs Parkhurit, daugh. Westminster, to Mifs Anne Woor!, of Quitex of the Rev. John P.of Epsom..

Anne-Street (Velt, daughter of Jolu W. </4. 24. John Hooper, ery. of Yeovill, in Miss of Rochester. Parsons, eldest daughter of Rev. F.C.P. 1$. At Edinburgh, William Ker, efq. of

26. Ac Storrington, Suflux, Hen. Jackson, Soring garden, in the island of Jamaica, in esq. of Mark-lane, to Mis Harriet tithopp, Miss Alargaret Hunier, youngert imighter of Second daughter of Harry a tlq.

the late James H. cy of Frankgeld.


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At Bristol, Dr. Ludlow, to Mrs. Gibbs, re By special licence, Peter Everard Bucklict of G. Heywood-house, Wilts. worth, esq. of Shackerly, in Chethire, capa

19. Ac Uttoxeter, co. Stafford, Richard Cain in the 40th regiment, to Miss Blackall, Bateman, esq. of Derby, to Miss Keeliage, only daughter and sole heiress of Sir I ho. B. only child of Rev. Tho. K. of Uttoxeter. of Dorset-ftreet, Dublin.

20. Tho. Walton, efq. of the Temple, to Rey. Mr. Willis, to Miss Sarraude, daugh. Miss Mary White, of Lambeth.-Mr. Rob. of Rev. Mr.S. of Sutton, near York. Hillier, of Chandos-street, Covent-garden, to Nov. I. Robert Bufick, esq. of Epsom, to Miss Anne White, sister of the aforesaid. Miss Parker, of Mitcham.

23. Rich. Walker, esq. of Ecclethall-hall, 2. Francis Dauce, esq. of Gray's-inn, to Staff. to Miss Charlotte Peake, of Ofey-park. Mrs. Price, widow of Rev. Henry P. lace of

24. At Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Rev. Bellevue, in Ireland. for. White, D.D. rector of Melton, Suffolk, 3. Christopher Hill Harris, esq. of Wool. Archbp. Laul's professor of Arabic at Oxwich, Keni, to Miss Boyfield, of Lee. ford, and prebendary of Gloucester, to Miss 4. Gen. W'm. Ricketts, esq. of Bishop's. Turner, of Gloucester.

Sutton, Hants, to Miss Letitia Mildmay, you. 25. Roh. Bloxham, esq. M.D. to Miss Ca. dau. of Carew M. efq. of Shawford-houre. soline Heydon, both of Guildford.

s. Ac Scoke Newington, John Freeman, | Ai Corwen, Rev. Thomas Roberts, M. A. ero. of Great Braxted, Ellex, to Miss Ellis, master of Ruthin school, co. Denbigh, to Miss fister of Tho. E esq. of the Palentine boules. Eleanor Jones, of Cefn-Rug, co. Merioneth. 6. Mr. Oakley, attorney, of St. Martin's

27. Rev. James Wiggett, to Miss Lyde, lane, Cannon-street, to Miss Frances Swain, daught of Sam. L. esq. of Ayot S:. Laurence, one of the daughters of the late Akerman 3. Herts, and-niece to the late Sir Lionel L. bart. Mr. Charles Buwring, fuller, of St. Leo

At Leicester, Rev. Wenman-Henry Lang- nard's, near Exe'er, to Miss Sarah Jane Anne ton, B.A. rector of Warham, co. Norfolk, to . Lane, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Tho. Miss Arnold, eldest daughter of Dr. A. play- L. of St. Ives. Gciao, of Leicester.

?. Mr. Medley, bookseller, of East Retford, 29. At Coventry, Mr. Jofeph Soden, to to Miss Barker, daugh. of Alderman B. Miss Sarah Vale, youngedt daughter of the 8. At Readmg, Rich. Sheldon Collicott, late Aldermau V. of Coventry.

esq. of Weston, Somerset, to Miss French. 30. At Odiham, Hants, Wm. Powell, esq. 10. Dan. Douglas, esq. of Folkingham, co. captain in the royal navy, to Miss Brett. Lincoln, to Mils Pinckney, of Peierborough.

At Lisbon, by the Rev. Mr. Hill, bis Se 11. Weltgarth Snaith, esq. of Manínrene Highness the Margrave of Anspach and house-street, banker, to the eldest daughter Bareith, to the widow of Lord Craven, and of his partner, Tho. Sykes, ela. sister of the Earl of Berkeley. The cere. Charles Wynch, esq. of Henley-castle, co. mony was performed before a number of re Worcester, fourth son of the late Alex. W. spectable witnesses ; the ambassadors of Ruí esq. governor of Madras, to Miss Folliet Ausa, Naples, Holland, Vienna, and all the gusta Perfect, eldest daughter of Dr. P. of English geutry that could be collected toge West Malling, in Kent. ther. Capt. Dorset officiated as father; and 12. At the seat of her father, at Mitchel's. the whole company fupped with their High- town, in Ireland, the Hon. Miss King, ellest nelles, after the ceremony, at the Pruilian daughter of Lord King'borough, to the Earl Minister's hotel, where the Margrave had of Mount Cathel, of Moor-park. taken up his residence.

Mr. Charles Hague, of Cambridge, to Miss 31. At Radwell, Herts, Mr. J. L. ordet, Harriet Hurley, of epion. jun, merchant, of Great Wincheiter-itreet, to 17. Mr. Thomas James, jeweller, of St. Miss Maria Sampson, of Radwell.

Anne's-lane, Aldersgate, lo Miss H. Thomas, Lniely, at Ostend, the Chevalier le sieur of Doctors Commons. de Colleville, fon to the present Marchiones 18. Mark Giberne, esq. of New Broad. de Colleville, of Normandy, a French officer street, to Miss Rebecca Sharpe, niece of Mr. in the infantry, to Miss M'Intosh, youngest Charles S. of Fleet-street, perfumer. daughter of Wm. of Grenada.

19. Theophilus Collins, eiq. M.D. F.R.S. Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Cork, to to Miss Eliz. Whittell, daughter of Henry W. Mits Mapletoft, daugh. of the Hon. Mrs. M. esq. of Bermondsey.

At Dublin, Wm. Thompson, efq.late high 25. Mr. Joseph Daniell, of Winbourn, surtheriff of that city, to Miss Isabella Fergus. goon, to Miss Spear, of Stepney. fon, of Dawson-street.

Wm. Green, esq. of Friday-street, to Miss At St. George's, Bloomsbury, Lord Grant. Wilson, of Bread-Itreet, Cheapside. ley, lo Miss Midgley, eldest daughter of the 23. At Sturstock, co. Warwick, Charles lie Jonathan M. esq. of Beverley, and niece Pack, jun, efq. of Preitwold, lieutenant-coto the late Lady Denison.

lonel of the Leicestershire militia, to Miss At Plymouth, Lieut. Henry St. John, only Geast, dau. of Rul. G. esq. of Blythe-hall. Son of the Hon. Henry St. f. lace captain of 24. Alux. Fothringham, ety. tu Mifs Tu. The Torhay man of war, lo Miss Logic, daugh. lietre Garden, second Jugliter of the late Dr. of the late Capt. L.

Alex. of Charles-town, South Carolina.




of the last century, he had descended from A , the : T Nottingham, after a short ill the same family with Dr. Edmund Gibson,

then bishop of London. He spent the little Richard Plumbe, M. A. near twenty years money he had acquired by his industry to mirriter of Castlegate meeting. As a divine, come at the truth of the business ; when he his extensive knowledge in theology was well found, to his forrow, that the estate was known; and it is to be lamented that his mortgaged to its full value, and upwards. He modelty led him to resist the importunity of therefore continued his occupation, and foon bis friends to publish some pieces of importe afterwards rented and managed a little farm

He has left, to regret his lofs, three of his own, at a place called Hollins, in young children, who were, about two years Cartmell Fell, not far from Cartmell, where Ince, deprived of their amiable mother. To he applied himself vigouroully to study. A them he was a tender father and diligent little time previous to this, he had admired preceptor, having begun in them the foun- the operation of figures; but lirbourel under dation of a liberal education. As a friend, every disadvantage, for want of education. he was focial, chearful, sympathetic, and As he had not been taught either to read or faithful; as a minister, deservedly approved write, he turned luis thoughts to reading Eng. hy an affectionate and numerous congrega- lith, and enabled himself to real and compwetion: and, among the many pleasing features heil a plan author. He therefore purchased of luis character one was, his easiness of ac a trealile on arithmetick; and though he cess to all persous, with whom, of every de could not write, lie foun went through com. Domination, he was particularly careful to nion arithmetick, vulgar and decimal fraccultivate peace.

tions, the extraction of the square and cube Sept. 12. At St. Mary del Pinto, the Abbé routs, &c. hy his memory only, and became , Paul Mancini, at the age of 70, and with the to expert therein, that he could tell, without reputation of a faint. He maintainel 112 setting down a figure, the product of any poor people; among whom was Benoit Jose tivo numbers multiplied together, although icph Latre, a Frenciuman by birth, who died the muitiplier and multiplicand, each of them, also in the cour of fanctity,

conbited of nine places of figures: and it was 18. At Antigta, Archibald Shannan Bu. equally attonishing how he could answer, in chanan, esq. of Drumhead, co. Dumbarton., the faine manner, questions in division, in

19. Io Port-royal harbour, Jamaica, Alex. decimal fractions, or in the extraction of the Robinton, esq. naval oficel, of Kine ston, fure or cube roots, where such a multiplithird son of James R. eiq. late of Biftop city of figures is onen required in the operamill, Moray.

tion. Yet at this time he did not know that 0.7......

Near Lafriy, in the lhe of any merit was dire to himself, conceiving on France, in the course of an excurion for his ther people's capacity like luis own; but being health, M. Mattou; wbo, by mere dint of a sociale companion, and when in company mucultivated genius, had produced some capi- taking a particular pride in puzzling his com. tal pieces of painting: among them, “Chutt panons with proposing different questions to healing the blind men of Jericho," a very then, they gave him others in return, which, matterly icripture-piece, after aii original of from the certainty and expeditious muner Pouftin's; and a portrait of Louis XIV. he had in answering them, made him first which did the bigliest honour to this self noticed as an arithmetician, and a man of Langbt artiit.

most wonderful memory. Finding himself 2. At Warsaw, aged 74, the Princess for labouring under farther difficulties, for Sanguriko, confort to the Gı and Marshal of want of a kuowledge in writing, he taught Lithuania

himself to write a tolerable hand. As he did 4. At his house at Blawith, near Cartmell, not know the meaning of the word malbimga raccafioned by a fall he got in Esgerflach, ricks, he had no idea of any thing beyond wlien returning from Cartmell, Mr. William what he had learned. He thought himselí a Gibson. He was born in the year 1720, at m.ster-piece in figures, and challenged all a village called Bouloon, a few miles from his companions, and the society he atiendeda Appleby, in Weftmurland. At the death of Something, however, was proposed to him his father, being left young, without parents, concerning Euclid; but as he did not underguardians, or any iminediate means of fup stand the meaning of the word, he was port, he put himself under the care of a re filent, but afterwards found it meant a pwahle farmer in the neighbourhood, to bork, containing the elements of geometry, learu the farming business, where he re which he purchased, and applied himself mained several years. Having obtaiued some very diligently to the study of, and against knowledge therein, he removed to the dir the next meeting, in this new science he tance of about 30 miles, to be fuperintendant was prepared with an answer. He now to a farm near Kendal. After being there fouad liim'elf launching out into a field of some time, and arrived at the age of about which, before, he bad no conceotion. He 17 or 18. he was infurnied that his father continued his geometrical tudies; and as the had been politiled of a tolerable cítare, in demonstration of the different propolitious

vel property; and tut, in the beginning in Euclid depend entirely upon a recollection

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