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bring it five miles along a good road, contained 7 tons 12 feet of timber, in its squared state, and measured 41 feet long, by 4 feet square at the but, although upwards of thirty feet had been cut off from the top, in order to bring it along the road, so that the whole measure of the tree may be computed at nine tons and a half. This remarkable tree was perfectly sound and in a growing state when cut down.

On the two first long shocks of the late earthquake at Naples, the audience in the Florentine theatre ro:e up in wild consternation; the scenes were moved from one side of the stage to the other, and the boxes threatened to fall in; when the magistrate, who was present, gave orders that no one should remove from his seat; and the guards, pointing their muskets at the terrified beholders, enforced in that manner obedience to the order. A short time afterwards, as soon as order was restored, every one left the house without crowding or incommoding each other. During the whole night nothing was heard in the streets but complaints, cries, and the lamentations of persons calling and searching for their children, parents, or relations.

Vice-Adiniral Rainier, just arrived from the chief command in the East Indies, is so extremely corpulent, that it is with difficulty he feeds himself, and he sleeps always in an easy chair, instead of reclining on a bed, to prevent suffocation.

It is said, that an enquiry by court martial into the late conduct of Sir Robert Calder has been determined upon. The principal evidence, we understand, will be derived from the log books of the different ships.

A matrimonial union is talked of in the first circles, between the heir apparent of the Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, and their Majesties' fourth daughter, the Princess Mary.

MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.-Among our various modern improvements, as it is the custom to call every alteration we make, it has become fashionable to introduce into one mansion the styles of all nations, and almost of all whimsical variety, this extravagant transformation of interior scenery, is denominated “ elegance;” though many persons of refined taste will be inclined very strongly to doubt the propriety of that appellation. A person of fashion may now rise from a French bed, breakfast in a Turkish tent, take down a book in an Etruscan library, dine in a gothic hall, hear music in an Egyptian drawing room, play a rubber in a Chinese temple, and so on, through all the varieties of Greek Roman, Oriental, Moresque, &c. &c.

A literary society has been established at Bombay, of which Sir James Mackintosh has been chosen president, for the purpose of promoting a further investigation of the history, literature, arts, and manners of the Asiatic nations. The Governor of Bombay, with Lord Valentia, and General Nicholls, were present at the first meeting in November last, on which occasion the president delivered an appropriate discourse.

The young Rosciusses now starting in all parts of the kingdom are so much younger than Master Betty, that this favourite will probably soon appear upon the superannuated list.

PRESERVATION OF GAME.-The following advertisement is copied from a Dublin paper of the 29th ult.-—“ Notice is hereby given, that the fox cover of Turnant is poisoned, for the preservation of the game.-20th August, 1805."

ages. This BIRTHS, At Winchester-house, Chelsea, the Lady of the Hon. and Rev. Thomas de Grey, of a sou. At Ealing, the Lady of Vice Admiral Sir C. Pole, of a daughter. At Amport house, the Marchioness of Winchester, of a daughter. At Ades, Sussex, the Hon. Mrs. J. Markham, of a son. At the Attorney Ge. beral's house, at Hampstead, the Hon. Mrs. Spenser Percival, of a daughter.

MARRIED, At Colwich, Staffordshire, J. Macdonald, Esq. M. P. son of the Lord Chief Baron, to Miss Eliz. Sparrow. The Marquis of Waterford to Lady Susan Carpenter, daughter of the late Lord Tyrconnel. The Earl of Clanwilliam, at Vienna, to Lady Shuldham, widow of the late Admiral. The Rev. T. G. CulJuiri, eldest son of Sir. T. G. Cullum, Bart. to Miss Eggers. Sir J. B. Riddell, Bart, to the Right Hon. Lady Frances Marsham. F. Freeling, Esg. of the General Post Office, to Miss Rivers. The Earl of Enniskillen, to Lady Payet, daughter of the Earl of Uxbridge. At Islington Church, Mr. Foote, of Southampton Buildings, Chancery-Lane, to Miss Bolton, of Camden-Street, Islington.

DIED.

In Alderney, Lieut. Col. Cuyler, of the 2nd regiment of foot. W. Robinson, Esq. of the Inner Temple. C. Anstey, Esq. of Bath. At Appledurcombe, in the Isle of Wight, the Right Hon. Sir Richard Worsley, Bart. Dying withoat male issue, a jointure of 2.70,000 reverts to Lady Worsley, and leaving no will, his estates and property devolve on a niece. Sir Richard had lived some time past in a state of seclusion at his favourite retreat in the Isle of Wight, and his death is said to have been the effect of apoplexy. At his seat of Tailogie, Scotland, Lord Ankerville. Thomas Amyand, Esq. aged 43, one of the Directors of the Bank. At Elton, Captain Sir F. Thiesiger, of the Royal Navy, agent for prisoners of war at Portsmouth. At Barnstaple, the Hon. H. Turnour, Lieutenant of the Navy. At Llanrothal, Herefordshire, the Rev. Martin Barry, aged 100

years. At Tunbridge Wells, George Bussy Villiers, Earl of Jersey, Viscount Villiers, of Dartforci, and Baron of Hoo, in Kent, and Viscount Grandison of Ireland. His Lordship was in his 71st year. He was on a visit to Viscount and Viscountess Villiers, at their house, Prospect Lodge, and had accompanied them that morning to the Wells. Upon his return from the walks to Prospect Lodge, after drinking the waters, he fell down in a fit, and instaníly expired. His Lordship is succeeded in his title and estates by George Viscount Villiers, his eldest son, who married Lady Sarah Fane. At his house at Fortfield, near Rathfarnham, Ireland, the Right Hon. Barry, Lord Viscount Avenmore, Baron Yelverton, Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, and Registrar of the High Court of Chancery in Ireland. His Lordship was called to the bar in the year 1764, and appointed Attorney General in 1782; from which office, upon the death of the lamented Walter Hussey Burgh, he was advanced to the chief seat on the Exchequer Bench, in the year. 1783. His Lordship was near seventy years of igo.

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Embellished with
A PORTRAIT OF THE LATE MR. EDWIN, COMEDIAN, ENGRAVED BY

RIDLEY, FROM A FINE PAINTING,

..... 257

CONTENTS.
MISCELLANEOUS.

Belfour's Fables on Subjects con-
Correspondence,

218 nected with Literature ......... 258 Biographical Sketch of the late Lucas's Duellists

ib. Mr. Edwin

219
Soldiers' Fare

ib. Biographical Sketch of Mrs. H.

Rev. L. Heslop's Observations on
Johnston

222

the Duty on Property, &c. .. ib. Answer to Mr. Burke's Letter, in- Proceedings of the Board of Health

serted in the last number 225 in Manchester ............ Dinner Parties

228

Carr's Northern Summer, continued ib. The Tomb of the Prophet Ali

229

DRAMATIC.
The Origin of Navigation, and In- Tubin's Honey Mown

262 vention of Shipping

230
The Tailors

263 A word for the Tailors

232 Select Sentences

238

BRITISH STAGE.

Anecdotes of the French Stage ... 264 REVIEW OF LITERATURE.

The Tailors, or a Tragedy for GENERAL.

Warm Weather .................

267 Gifford's Plays of Philip Massin

241

ORIGINAL POETRY.
Courtier's Poems .................... 244
Rev. James Plumptre's Collection

Poor Mary

...... 268 ot Songs 246 | Epigram

269 Mrs. Parsons's Love and Grati

On reading the Belfast News ..... ib tude, from La Fontaine 248 Dr. Wilson's History of Egypt, 249

MEMORANDA DRAMATICA, Weston's Moral Aphorisms, 251 Drury-Lane

269 The British Martial, or an Antho

Covent-Garden ...

271 logy of English Epigramis 254 Bon Ton Theatricals ................ 274 Glenmore Abbey, 255 Foreign Theatricals

275 Mrs. Serres's St. Julian, in a Series of Letters

ib.

PROVINCIAL DRAMA.
Erskine's Syphilitic Physician ib,
Les Champignons du Diable ib. Young Roscius in Scotland
The Telescope
256 Glasgow

277
Walker's Raphael
ib. Lisespool

279 The Fig Leaf ib. Brighton

ib. Stewer's Typographical Marks,

Worcester

280 used in correcting Proofs ib. Beresford's Song of the Sun ib. News, &c.

281

ger, continued

....... 376,

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London: PRINTED, FOR THE PROPRIETORS, By J. Wright, No. 38, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell. And published by Vernor and Ilood, in the Poultryi Sold, also, by all Booksellers in

the United Kingdom.

+++ We this Month present our Subscribers with a striking Liker ness of the late Mr. Edwin, from a very highly finished Miniature painted not long previous to his death. It was not our original intentron, nor shall it be our practice, to give Portraits of deceased Persons, ercept in particular instances, where the character is very emie nent, and we are furnished with a Painting of undoubted originality. Our engravings of the late Mr. Mossop, and the Poet Lee, of whom there are no other Portraits extant within our knowledge, gave very great satisfaction ; and we have never seen more than one Print of Mr. Edwin, (that engraved by Heath, from a Picture by Beach) which bears any similitude to that celebrated Comedian.

A Portrait of Mr. Liston, in the character of Jacob Gawky, from an admirable Painting by De Wilde, will appear in No. 121.

The following Poetical favours are received, and shall have an early Iusere tion.

A Ballad, by Mrs. HOLFORD.
A Runic Ode, by C. E. MORTIMER.
To Friendship, by PHILLIDA.
To a Lady, by EDWARD.

We have repeated the direction that on application made on behalf of E. D. his desire shall be complied with.

If a Berwick Street actor recites no better than he spells, we are not surprised that the managers refused him an appearance. We advise him to make application to the manager of the Dunstable company.

The article transmitted by I. E. B. has appeared in most of the Papers. It is besides of a political complexion, and therefore does not suit our publication.

LEOPOL D's packet we have not yet had an opportunity of reading.

We regret that we are obliged to defer until next month a very interesting communication from Bath, relating to that theatre.

Mr. Raymond's Life of Dermody, the poet, is in the press, and will speedily be published,

ERRATA. In our last number, in the second line of “ A first View of the Sea," for appear ;” read “ uprear” without a stop.

Page 226 of this number, line 1, read “oris”---line , read “ deesse".--line 4, read " sodales."

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