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ried into immediate execution, to the great delight of every one who witnessed so singular an act of justice.

The re establishment of the Gregorian calendar is, by a decree of the senate dared th: 9th instant, to take place on the 11th Nivose next (1st January, 1806) from which period it is to be in use throughout the French empire. This has perished one of the sublimest productions of revolutionary genius!

In letters f.om Corfu it is said that the English vice-consul, with the aid of two celebrated divers from Calimno, and after a labour of two years, lias recovered from the bottom of the sea the precious collection of works of art of ancient Greece formed by Lord Elgin during his residence at Constantinople, and which was lost with the vessel in 1802, near Cerigo.

BBITISH NAVY.-The total number of ships now in commission, exclusive of cutters and hired vessels, is 698, of which 124 are of the line, 19 from 50 to 44 guns, 139 frigates, and 416 sloops; besides which there are repairing, building, &c. a number of ships, so as to make the total number 903.

The following singular discovery was lately made by a boy (who had been gathering nuts) in a wood near Crowle, Worcestershire. He was attracted to a spot raised a little above the sur ace of the ground, covered with turf, and overhung with nut trees, wild shrubs, &c. from which issued a disagreeable odour; and on removing part of the turf, he found a chimney and a trap door, both in complete preservation. The boy instantly procured the assistance of several men, who succeeded in raising it, and on descending, discovered it to be a cave, dug out of the earth, divided into separate apartments, constructed with inuch care and ingenuity, possessing all the requisites for a dwelling, and retaining every sign of having been very lately inhabited. In one of these rooms there was a quantity of cold meat, that apparently had not been long cooked ; in another were a great number of sheep-skins, entrails, &c. an evidence that it had been used as a slaughter. house, the effiuvia from which led to the discovery. There cannot be a doubt that this den has been the receptacle for thieves of all descriptions, as frequent depredations have of late been committed in that part of the country; and diligent search is now making after the freebooters,

Court MARTIAL.-The late Jamaica packet has possessed us of the result of an highly interesting trial, which lately took place there, before a military. tribunal.

The prisoner, David Murray, Esq. a person of high respectability at Jamaica, was appointed a commissioner during the period of martial law in that island, for providing for the subsistence of the militia of his parish: in the expectation, however, of attack, hę drew up articles of capitulation with the enemy, and ene deavoured to persuade the colonel of the regiment and others to accede to his propositions. The charges on which he was put to the bar were

First. For going about to entice and persuade the commissioners appointed in the said parish, for the purposes aforesaid, and the colonel and other officers of the militia of the said parish, to join and engage in an act hostile to his majesty's Authority and government, and the peace and safety of this island, by delivering to William Lock, Esq. colonel of the Westmoreland regiment, or uttering or publishing a paper writing, containing propositions disgraceful, cowardly, and & dangering the peace and safety of this country,

Second. For being engaged and concerned in an hostile act against his majesty's authority and government, and the peace and safety of this island, by delivering to William Lock, Esq. colonel of the Westmoreland regiment, or uttering or publishing a paper writing, containing propositions disgraceful, cowardly, and endangering the peace and safety of this country.

After minutely investigating every circumstance, the court were of opinion, that he was guilty of both charges, and sentenced him to be degraded and rendered incapable of serving in any military capacity whatever in future, and to pay a fine of 3,0001. and stand committed until said fine be paid.

His Majesty has been pleased to aộpoint her Ro al Highness the Princess of Wales to be the keeper of his palace or mansion house at Greenwich, in the county of Kent, commonly called the king's house or the queen's house, and also of his park called Greenwich park, to the said palace or house adjoining, with the lodges and other buildings situate therein.

An infant male child, apparently not more than two days old, was secretly conveyed into the shop of Mr. Silvanus James, of Redruth, a few evenings ago. It was asleep, carefully wrapped in woollen, with the following letter:~" Friends

- Take under your protection this little helpless infant, and shew more humanity to it than its unfortunate parents have been able to do. It may be thought illegitimate ; but 'tis not; though its birth must remain a secret for some time. Its rank is not mean; but it does not signify how meanly it is clothed, so that its health and morals are taken care of. Its mother is a friend, but its father is not. Be kind to this poor infant. Probably you may not be a luser by it, when its

parent is of age. And let a mother's feelings plead in the breast of a mother."

“ To Silvanus James.”

Some of our readers may recollect that several years ago some gentlemen who dined at the Windmill, at Salt Hill, died shortly afterwards, supposed to have been poisoned by some preparation in the wine which they drank. A waiter who then lived at the house recently died, but previous to his death he sent for the clergyman of the parish, and informed him that the death of the gentlemen arose from the circumstance of some carp having been dressed the day before, which was set by in a copper stew-pan, in consequence of which the fish was impregnated with poisonous matter from the copper, and proved fatal to those who partook of it. This fact, he said, was known only to the cook and himself, by whom it was iin parted to their mistress, who enjoined them to keep it secret. He found himself, however, in his last moments, unable to conceal the mystery any longer. Mrs. Partridge, the then mistress of the Windinill, and the cook, have been dead several years.

DESTRUCTIVE EXPERIMENT.-Anexperimentof a new-invented machine, for destroying ships at anchor, was lately tried in the Downs, and succeeded in the most complete manner. A large brig was anchored abreast of Walmer Castle, about three quarters of a mile from the shore. Two or three gallies then Towed off and placed the machine across the cable of the brig, which by the running of the tide, was soon forced under her bottom, about the centre of the keel. where it attaches itself. In a few ininutes, the clock-work of the inachinery having performed its operation, a small cloud of smoke was seen to arise from the

vessel, which, in a moment after, was blown to atoms, without any noise, or any appearance of fire. In about twenty-seven or twenty-eight seconds, not a vestige of the brig was to be seen, as the fragments were then level with the water's edge. General Don, with a number of military and naval officers, went with Sir Sidney Smith to Mr. Pitt's at Walmer Castle, to witness the experiment, and expressed the utmost astonishment at the destructive powers of the invention. The beach was lined with spectators, who could hardly believe what their eyes had witnessed, so sudden and powerful was the destruction of the vessel.

BIRTHS.

At Hanbury-place, Surrey, the Right Hon. Lady Margaret Walpole, of a son. At his house, near Deal, the Lady of Capt. Sir J. Johnstone. In Edinburgh, Mrs. H. Johnston, of Covent-Garden theatre, of a daughter. In St. James's-Square, the Countess of Bristol, of a son. At Salisbury, the Lady of the Rev. Dr. Price, of a son.

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MARRIED.

At Askham, Westmoreland, the Hon, G. Carleton, to Miss Henrietta King. The Earl of Enuiskellin, of Plasnewydd, Wales, to Lady C. Paget. Sir R. Peel, Bart M. P. for Tamworth, to Miss Clerke, Richard Price, Esq. third son of Sir Charles Price, Bart. to Miss Heyman. The Rev. W. Ward, Rector of Mile End, Essex, to Miss Hammersley. W. C. Marsh, Esq. of Park-Hall, Essex, to Miss Sophia Swaine. J. Agar, Esq. of the Inner Temple, to Mrs. Fletcher. S. C. Brandram, Esq. of Size-lane, to Miss Styan. Colonel Jones, of Conduit-street, to Miss Ironmonger. At Hendon, Lieut. Col. Nicholl, to Miss Sarah Greeves.

DIED.

Mrs. Second, the vocal performer. Mrs. Hook, wife of the composer. At Quebec, General Hunter. At Minehead-House, aged 75, Dorothy, Countess of Lisburne. At Fladong's Hotel, in Oxford-street, the Hon. Colonel Eardley. At Brighton, aged 44, Mrs. Crouch, late of Drury-lane theatre. At Tunbridge, the Lady of Sir C. Boggin. At Cheltenham, D. Scott, Esq. of Dunninald, M. P. At Brompton, Lady Temple. At Kensington-palace, the Rev. S. Thompson, aged 72. At Anstye, Herts. the Rev. E. Mapletoft. Hon. Smith Barry, of Fitzroy-square. Suddenly, James Rooke, Esq. of BigswearHouse, a General of his Majesty's forces, Colonel of the thirty-eighth Regi-, ment of Foot, and M.P. for the County of Monmouth. He was sporting on the Trellick Hills, on Friday sennight, and had just fired at a bird, when he fell from his horse in an apoplexy. In the fifty-second year of his age, at Perth, after a few days illness, the Right Hon. George Baron Kinnaird, of Inchture, in Scotland. His Lordship is succeeded in his title and estates by Charles Kinnaird, Member in tke present Parliament for Leominster. Agcd 78, Mrs. Hull, wife of the venerable comedian of Covent-Garden theatre,

MONTHLY MIRROR,

FOR

NOVEMBER, 1805.

Embellished with A PORTRAIT OF THE LATE LORD VISCOUNT NELSON, ENGRAVBD BY

RIDLEY, FROM A FINE PAINTING.

CONTENTS.
MISCELLANEOUS.

Chapman's Tracts on East India
Correspondence,

282
Affairs, &c.

329 Biographical Sketch of Lord Vis- Bona partea na ..................... ib. count Nelson

283 Titles and Ribbons

S04

BRITISH STAGE. Naïveté

ib.

Shakspeare and Queen Elizabeth 330 Cowperiana, No. XIII. 305 Mr. Gifford's Edition of Massinger 33 A short Description of the present Anecdotes of the French Stage ... 332 Manners and Customs of the

Otway's Venice Preserved 323 Inhabitants of Tongataboo, S07 The Society for the Suppression

ORIGINAL POETRY. of Vice ....

309 Lines on the Death of Lord NelDr. Sangrado

312 son, by Capel Lofft, Esg. 334

Ode on the Death of Lord Nelson 335

.......

REVIEW OF LITERATURE.

MEMORANDÁ DRAMATICA, Drury-Lane ....

338 Covent-Garden

340

GENERAL. Walker's historical and critical Es.

says on the Revival of the

Drama in Italy .............. 313
Cooke's Memoirs of Samuel Foote,
Esq.

DOMESTIC EVENTS.
Victory of Trafalgar---Extraordi-

316 Carlyle's Poems

..................... 321 Love and Satire

324 Cottle's Version of the Psalms of David

325 Lathy's Paraclete

ib. Six more Letters to Granville Sharp, Esq.

ib. Ode to Time

ib. Hunter's Sketch of the Political State of Europe

326 Yorke's Letters from France ib. Gillespie's Progress of Refinement 327 Memoirs of C. M. Talleyrand de Perigord

328 Mrs. Serres's Flight's of Fancy ib. Memoirs of M. de Brinboc

ib. Collins's Memoirs of a Picture, &c. 329

nary Gazette, Nov. 6.---Dispatches, from Vice-Admiral Collingwood,

341 London Gazette Extraordinary,

Nov. 11. Letter from Rear-
Admiral Sir Richard John
Strachan

345 List of Killed and Wounded in

Sir R. J. Strachan's Squadron 347 London Gazette, Nov. 16. Copy

of a Letter from Vice-Admi

ral Lord Collingwood .......... 343 London Gazette Extraordinary,

Nov. 27. Letter from ViceAdmiral Lord Collingwood, containing a List of Ships taken, Number of Killed and Wound. ed, &c. &c. &c.

................ 349

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We have devoted the greater part of this Number to the interesting sub

ject which engrosses the public attention. Owing to the space occu-
pied by the Life of Lord Nelson; the Gazettes that convey the
official intelligence respecting this great victory; and other
communications occasioned by an event so interesting and so
glorious to the country; we have been under the necessity of
postponing a variety of articles, of which we had promised the
insertion, and also of several much esteemed favours, the receipt
whereof we beg leave now to acknowledge.
We hope next month to be able to insert the following articles:---

An Essay by N. S. (Norwich) on the present situation of the Jews in this country.

Lines on Lord Nelson, by MARCIUS.

A letter from M. HOLFORD / Chester) respecting the Young Roscius.

Observations by J. F. (Glasgow) on the “ Poor Man's Sabbath.”

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PARISANIENSIS on the theatrical performances at Hull.
T'he elegant PROLOGUE to the late King of Sweden's play of Curiosity."

An Address to the Gout, and a variety of other articles, already announced, but which have been necessarily delayed for the reason assigned above.

Justus will perceive that we have not had room for the insertion of his critical remarks on the Young Roscius.

We beg also to acknowledge the receipt of the following favours.
OBSERVATOR (Chester) on the Young Roscius.
Lines to Lord Nelson by C. H*****th.

An Ode in honour of Lord Nelson, by W. the length whereof will, we feas, not permit us to assign it a place in our work.

A Parody on Shakspeare, by J. B.
The Contented Cottager, by LISETTA.
A Fragment, by H. S---e.

A Communication from Barnstaple, &c. &c..

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