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The Rev. William Ellifton, D.D. master At Norwich, Eliz. Plummer, 98 of Sidney College, Cambridge, and rector of At Thruxton, Thomas Berton, esq. 81 Keyston, Huntingdonshire, 74. He was At Bawdeswell, Mr. Rob. Leeds, 71. uncle to Mr. E. the dramatic performer, to At Noćton, William Mason, efq. 71. whom he has bequeathed confiderable property. Ac Stoke Holy Cross, Mrs. Baiding, 90.

Ac Milton, Mrs. Bell, wife of Captain B. At Swaff ham, Mrs. Bouchery, relict of of the South.Lincoln militia.

the Rev. Gilbert B. 72. Ac Wisbech, Mrs. Edes, wife of John E. esq. At Upwell, the Rev. Henry Saffery, rec

At Cambridge, Mr. Azarias Smith, 58.- for of Honington, Suffolk.
Mrs. Moule, wite of Mr. William M.-Mrs. At Yarmouth, Mrs. Edgar, wife of admia
Mary Sewfter, eldest daughter of the lateral E. Mr. Christopher Spanton, many yean
Mr. ' Elias S, formerly an alderman of this a master in the coal-trade, 72.


Married.] Richard Reeve, efq. M.D. of The breaches in the sea banks, on the the West Suffolk militia, to Mrs. Jeaffreson, eastern coaft of this county, near Horley, of Bungay, relia of Samuel l, esq. which have annually laid so many thousands Mr. Meadows Rodwell, of Barham, to Mifs of acres of land under sea-water, after every M. A. Kedington, daughter of the late Ro. high tide, and wind blowing at the same time bert K. esq. of Sudbury. fron the North-eatt, have been repaired under Mr. T. Harwood, or Bottisford-hall, to the virefion of an able engineer, Mr. Wil. Miss Prentice, of Stowinarkit. liaan Smith, of Buckingham-itreet, Strand; Died.] At Bury, aged 83, Mrs. Leman, by a cmeful attention to the forms in which a maiden lady, only daughter of R. Leman, the tides and waves tiw up and maintain clą of Wickham Market, who in 1746 banks of gravel and land on this coast, Mr. served the office of high theriff of the county. Smith has been enabled to construct a succes. Mr. Dan. Hum. fion of break-water banks, which, though At Melford-hall, the lady of Sir Harry of the looscit materials, such as are to be Parker, bart. found on the spot, have effectually refifted At Elmswell, Mrs. Hunt, relict of Mr. the raging force of the waves during the last Simon H. 73. and present winter; particularly the high tide At Beccles, Mrs. Wavers, 33. on the 14th ult, one of the highest for 30 At Cockfield, Mrs. Challis, wife of Mr. years past, during which they have effe&tually Edward C. 53. excluded the briny wave from 45,000 acres At Calvert's Farm, Boreham, Mr. M. of marshes, whicha were before annually, more Hurrell. or less inundated; this has encouraged fore of the proprieturs to erect banks and Married.] At Maldon, Mr. Sparks, for. milli, for lifting the rain and sozkaye water veyor of taxes, to Mrs. Ling, of the Whitefrom the lower lands of this district, and horse inn, 4000 acres of the wettest part, are now, for At Chelmsford, Mr. Thomas Durrant, of the arst time, to be seen perfectly water-free the Black boy inn, to Miss Sarah Crooks. in the midft of winter. One of these pro- Died.] At Springfield, Mr. Nath. Poule. prietors has employed Mr. Smith (who is the At Braintree, Mr. Morris, attorney. pathor of a treatise on water-meadows) to At Coicheiter, Mrs. Argent, wife of Mr. convert 6 acres of the newly crained marihes, William A. into water-meadow, and to construct machi- At Weathersfield, Mrs. Grub, widow, 101. Acry for raising the water for irrigating the At Barking, Mrs. Allen, widow, 84. Lame, which will shortly be completed and ia ule.

Married.] Matthias Wilks, esq. of Dart. Married ] Mr. Thomas Robertson, of ford, to Miss Browne, of Wellin :. Bockwold-cum-Wilton, to Miss Newcon, of At Chatham, Lieut Breson, of the Royal Methwold

Marines, to Mifs H. Tracey. At Wolterton, the Hon. and Rev. Wil. At Ath, Mr. Henry Paramore, yeomar, liam Wodehouse, to Miss Hufrey,

of Miniter, in Thanet, to Mifs Laflet. Mr. John Davey, oi Martihall, to Miss Died.) At Folkitouc, Mrs. Fo%, 80.-M3 E. Money.

Roger Harvey, 73.
At Yarmouth, Mr. Ifaac Warner, to Miss At Middle Deal, John Cannon, esq.
Jane Johnsos.-Mr. Christopher Patterson, Ar Wye, Mrs. Clifford, 86.
to Mil Capp:

At Favertham, Aliss Jolly, eldest daught Died.) At Taverham hall, Miles Sother of Alr. J. ton Braithwayt, esq.

At Chillehurst, Andrew Stone, esq. 19. At Edyficia, Mr. Robert Ives.

At Broadstain, Mr. Thomas Elgar, sen. At Lynn, Mr. B Silverwood.

At Ramsgate, Mrs. Lancefield. At Bistritall, Mr. Joseph Bruton, 74. At Spring Grove, Frances Susannah,

At Hingham, Edward Evans, efq. latc youngest daughter of Thomas Brett, efq. aptain in the 3rd regt, of Royal Welch At Lyod, Lieutenant H. Terry, of the Eat tulleers, 74.

Kent militia. ---Mrs. Jones.





the navy

At Dover, Mrs. Mccrow, wife of Mr. Wil- fearch of valuables, which is customary with liam M.

sea-roamers after the shingle has shifted, hav., At Herne, Mr. Gilbert Pembrook, 70. ing sold it by weight for nine guineas, and

At Rochester, Mrs. Mary Wright, ?6.- made the circumitance known, the search Mrs. Smith, reliâ of J. Smith, esq. ftore- was pursued by others, who loon picked up keeper of the Ordnance at that place, 76. four more, varying but little in size and

At Broadford, John Aufen, elg. 81. figure. The Celts were found in the cliff,

At Smarden, Mrs. Jell, wife of Ms. Wil- owing to a portion of one of them being ex. liam J. 77.

posed by the fall that had taken place. At Maidstone, Mrs. Susannah Franks, a Married.] At Lewes, Job Small piece, esą. maiden lady, 69. The following persons died of Guilford, to Miss Delia Molyneux, second within a furtnight, and all of them refided daughter of J. M. esq. banker. for many years within one hundred rods of

Died.) At Chichefter, Mrs. Milton, 90. each other : Mrs. Steward, 80.- Mrs. Spong, At Lewes, suddenly, Mrs. Scott, wife of 79.- Mr. Jacobson, 85.-Mr. Allinghiam, Lieut. S. of the Chethire militia, 26. 77.–Mrs. Holling wotrh, widow of John H. efq. 81. At Canterbury, Mrs. Dodson, one of the thorpe, efq. to Miss Jackson, daughter of J.

Married.] At Southampton, W. Gunfifters of St. John's Hospital, 81 - Mrs. F.

J. efq. of Bellevue. Bolting, 77.--Mrs. Eliz. Hambrook, 77.-

Ai Alverstoke, Lieutenant Elers, of the Mrs. Ridout, relict of Mr. Thus. R. 85.

royal navy, to Miss Younghusband, daughter At Staplehurst, Mrs. Crowther, 88.

of the late George Y. esq. of Berwick-uponSURRY

Tweed, and lister to the late Captain Y. of Died.] At Shepperton, Mr. Fletcher Read, well known in the sporting world, and a par. with a pistol, Mr. Cowlade, one of the pro

Died.] At Andover, by shooting himself cicular patron of the profeffors of the pu. giliftic art. He had spent the evening with prietors of the Reading Mercury. He was a fome convivial friends, and was next morn

man universally respected, and no cause can ing found dead in his hed by his servant. Mr. be assigned for his committing suicide. VerRead was a native of Dundee, near which dict, insanity. Ms. Cowflade married the place he had succeeded to estates by the death eldest daughter of C: Smart, the poet, and of his mother, the intelligence of which

was in partnership with his mother in-law, event he received only two days previous to

Mrs. S. daughter of the late Mr. J. New. his death. A poft-chaise was waiting at the berry, bookseller in London. door for him, to set off to the north, to at

At Eastmeon, Mrs. Padwick. tend his mother's funeral, when his death was

At Newport, Ille of Wight, Mrs. Mew, discovered.

wife of Mr. M. sen. At Egham, the Rev. Wm. Robert Jones,

At Winchester, Peter Gauntlett, esq. clerk A. M. forty years lecturer of Egham, and of the peace for the county, 58. master of the free grammar school at that

At Southampton, Mrs. Andrews.-Ms. Nz. place.

thaniel Taylor. At Wandsworth, William Walker, efq.

At Itchen Ferry, Mrs. J. Diaper, of the of Wuotten, Berks.

Royal Oak, the heaviest and moft corpulent At Carshalton, G Shepley, esq.

woman in those parts.

At Emsworth, Lieut. Padefon, of the Royal The late high tides have made great encroach

navy.--Mr. Belt. Mrs. Phipps. ments at Brighthelmstone, and at other places along the coast, washing down a considerable Married.] The Rev. J. J. Hume, rector portion of the cliff about three quarters of a

of West Kington, to Miss Lydia Lane, youngmile west of the sea-houses at East Bourne, est daughter of the late Thomas L. of Grit. and completely sweeping away all the shinglé tleton House. below, which brought to light some curiofi. Mr. John Byfield, of Hains Farm, to Miss ties, that have all the appearance of being Broom, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles 8. of of the highest antiquity; at least of a period Westwood. before the conquest of Britain by the Romans. Dica.] At Eastcot, near Devizes, Leonard They confift of gold rings or bracelets, bear. Tinker, efq. 32. ing a polith equal to any trinket when first At Marlborough, R. Pinkney, esq. lately turned out of the jeweller's hands; a mass a surgeon there. of mixed metal, of the colour of gold; and of brass Celts, differently formed, and in the Died.) At Hinton, Miss Maria Bart. highest state of preservation: the latter, it At Newbury, Robert Scott, MD. from may be fairly conjectured, were the weapons the rupture of a blood vesel in the lungs. of war used by the Celtæ, who ancient. We have not time now to detail the circum. ly peopled this island from the adjacent Aances of bis lifc, yet it would be unpardon. continent. The person who first found one able to pass him over in filence. Portefied af of thesc bracelets, by traverting the strand in every virtue and acquirement that could






rever chara&ter amiable and life respectable, long forgotten; and inspired hopes of mercy his death is regretted by all who knew him, and pardon, which were of power sufficient but efpecially lamented by his friends; for to soften the pains of decaying nature, and those who knew him beit esteemed him moft. to triumph over the terrors of impending His profcffion enabled him to exercise hu diffolution. The exact economy by which manity for the best of purposes, and the poor the expenses of the house have been reguknow not how much they have lost in this lated, will be seit estimated, by a reference their benefactor. His great attainments to its ricrines and disbursements; and by gave him fuperiority, but he never claimed the recollection that eight females, on an i, for his hurrility was exemplary. He had average, have been supported from February, 20$ completed his 32d year, yet had laid 1806, to the present time, for the sum of up larger stores of knowledge than most men 1721. 12s. 11d. ; the remainder of the dowho have arrived at double that age. In a nations and subscriptions, which conftituted word, he was learned without prile, humane the funds of the, infi'ution, having been without oftentation, and humble without disbursed in the purchale or furniture, and meannels. To say more might look like face in de raying those contingent charges, which tery; but the writer of this, who knew him would neceffarily be incurred on the comwe!), is certain it would be unjust to say mencement of such an establishment as the lels.

Batn Penitentiary. The total amount of the At Sparsholt, Thos. Gubbit, efq.

receipts, from December 20th 1805, to Decem

ber 20, 1806, is 5471. 145. 2d. and the expendiThe committee of the Bath Penitentiary ture, thegreater portion of which was incurrej have addressed the public on the close of the by repairs, furniture, &c. on the first establishfire year of their inftitution. “Convinced, ment of the institution is 5651. 148. 6d. (lay they) as the committee are of the dif- Married.] At Bath, Captain Goldfinch, bcally there may be in determining, with of the Oxfordshire Militia, to Miss Austin, certainty, the progress of the improvement daugbter of the late Rev. Hugh Williams A. of the heart, or the growth of the religious of Barbadoes. -Captain Elwin, of the 44th principle in the foul; they are sentible, regiment, to Miss M‘Glashan, only daugh. that it becomes them to speak with diffidence ter of John M'G. esq. late of Jamaica. on the real moral and religious state of the At Clevedɔn, Henry Hallam, esq. comfi young women, who are now the objects missioner of stamps, io Miss Elton, eldest of their care. But, they have the satisfaction daughter of Sir Abraham E. of saying, if apparent piety and devotion; Died.] At Bath, Robert Gardiner, esq. if uniform decency of manners and conversa: 56.-Mrs

. Rodd, wife of Colonel R. of Tretion; if exemplary industry and attention bartha Hall, Cornwall.-- At the bouse of in the basiness which employs their time; his daughter, the Hon. rs. Hewett, Thos. and affe&ionate respect to the matron who Strettell, esq - The lady of Wyndham fuperintends them; be fair grounds for conclud- Knatchbull, ely. sister to Sir Edward K. ing that convi&ion of past errors, sentiments of At his house in Gay-ftreet, at the advanced contrition, and resolution of amendment, have age of 95, Walter Long, eiq. of a very anatually taken place in the minds of the cient and respectable Willhire family. The penitents; the committee may then assure wealth of this gentleman, landed, funded, themselves, that the blessing of God has and otherwise, may be juftly teriped imdescended on their endeavours to befriend mense. Notwithstanding his habits were gethese outcasts of society; and that their wel. nerally supposed to be parfimonious, yet on fare, both temporal and eternal, is likely numerous occafions lie was generous and exe to be enfured, by the advantages which this tremely liberal. To many public and loyal aglom has afforded them. Whilf the corn- subscriptions he contributed with exemplary mittee perform the painful talk of reporting readiness and spirit; and towards the rebuild. the death of one of the young women after ing of St. James's church in Bath, he kter reception into the Penitentiary; they gave the fun of 5001. About 35 years ago, beg leave to add, that they found confolation on account of his prudentially retinquishing under the melancholy event, in refle&ting on an inconsiderate pronsife of marriage that he the benchts they had been enabled to a ford had made to the accomplished Miss Linley to tive unfortunate individual, and on the (the late Mrs. Sheridan), he was brought on falutary impreifion which her awful example the stage, in the character o. Mr. Flint in Evidently produced on the minds of the the Maid of Bath, by that unfparing facirist, other penitents They look back with Samuel Foote.. In the year 176), he served Something more than pleasure on the cir- the vfice of high sheriff

' for the county of Sunstances of their having given thelter to Wilts. He was, the following year, a capa helpless and devoted female, emaciated by didate to represent the city of Bath in Par. disease, and bowed down with affliction ; liament, in opposition to the lit. Jolm Smith, of their having foothed the sorrows of a eig. of Comblay; he loft mi election by one Broken heart, and quieted the agitations of vote only, which vote was a terwards the • diftarted conscience of their having re- subject of contention in the Honic of Comvived religioas impressions which had been mons, where its validity was ultimately cita


blished. He pofteffed a comprehensive mind since converted into the noble mansion of and found judgment, which continued to the the Earl of Dorchester. From his carliest lalt perfect and unimpaired. To the verge of years, Mr. Beach evinced a strong dehure to life he felt anxiously warın to the firution of be an artist; and under the patronage of Europe, its politics, interests, and embarrait- the Dorchester family, he became a pupil to ments; and poteffed a perrect knowledge of Sir Joshua Reynolds, in the year 1760. every prominent character nov nating on that How well he succeeded under that great great and gloomy theaire : but he never once master, his works, which, in the neighbour. despaired of the continent furmounting its hood of Bath, are very numerous, will fully difficulties; of the lifety of England he did testify; the pictures which he painted about not entertain a fear. As a scholar, Mr. Long twenty years ago were certainly executed might be placed in a fuperior class ; he was in the happiest periods of his pencil; tbough generally well read, and was allowed, by per- a late performance, a portrait of Dr. HarringTons of acknowledged taste and learning, to ton (from which an excellent mezzolinto repeat the Odes of his favourite Horace in has been engraved), must be equally adthe true spirit of that inspired poet; and that mired. His most celebrated work is a large with the clearest recollection, to the last picture of the domestics in the service of the month of his very long lite. His private cha- late H. H. Coxe, esq. of Peamore. This rities were extenfive and unoftentatious ; lo picture is now in the possession of Sir J C. that his death will be proportionably regret- Hippesley, of Stoneafton. No one can conted. Not many years fince, he renewed the template this performance, without hesitatleases of most of his tenants at their old ing which most to prefer, the hand of the rents, though the estate had, by a fair efti- master or the pupil. To Mr. B.'s profeffional mation, risen in value upwards of 100,0001. excellence, we must add that no man. ever In early life, Mr. Long entered largely into poflefled a more friendly and benevolent disthe fashionable world, and partook of its va. position; he was a good scholar, and exrious pleasures, but never lo far as to injure emplary in the exercise of religion and.chahis conftitution; and though posseffing a large rity; yet no man more enjoyed the focial fund of wit, it was so tempered with good circle, or more contributed to its mirth. humour, that it was never known to hurt

DEVONSHIRE. the feelings of a friend, or wound the repu- At the last court of governors of the Asy. tation of an individual. Though such a cha- lum for Lunatics, held at Exeter, the reracter may have possessed some errors that port made was, 15 patients discharged cured, imperfect human nature is ever subject to, 15 out on trial with their friends, 32 in the yet before so many acknowledged excellencies house, of whom 12 are much recovered. they will fade away and be forgotten ; but The meeting closed with an address to the his' Ateady patriotism, his private charities, public, in which we find the following very and public munificence, will be long held in important obfervation :-" We cannot refrain grateful and affectionate remembrance. His from anxiously endeavouring to imprefs on remains were interred in the family vault at the public mind, that insanity fo far from Whatton, near Melktham, Wilts. Mr. L. being incurable by scientific and medical has left very few personal legacies ; he hav- treatment, as many have unfortunately ing outlived a great number of friends, to thought, is, perhaps, of all maladies the whom in former wills he had bestowed hand- moft easily and certainly removed, if attempt. Some tokens of his respect. The interest of ed on its first appearance, or in its early ftages. property to the amount of upwards of 200,0001. In this inftitution, no one recent cafe has in the funds, and in the banks, together with failed to receive a speedy cure. But prothe produce of his vaft eftates, are bequeathed bably there is not any disease incident to to his lifter during her life. The money is humanity, in which beglect or delay is at. to be laid out in land, and added to the other tended with so serious disadvantage and mis. Eltates ; the whole annual income of which, chief; lince in such cases, even {eclufien at her decease, is to be equally divided be- from the world, and the most judicious treattween R. Long, esq. M. P. for Wilts; his ment do not always succeed, and never wich. brother, John Long, esq. of Melksbam; and out long perseverance." Daniel Jones, erg., for their respective lives; Died.) At Plymouth, Lieut.-Colonel then to go to the two survivors, and after. Hatfield, 70. He diftinguished himself on wards to the last survivor. At the demise of several occasions during the late American those three gentlemen, it is to concentre in war, as commanding officer of the 430 and the eldest son of R. Long, elq. or other male 45th grenadiers, and was, in the truest fenle heir.

of the word, a soldier's friend. DORSETSHIRE.

At Norton-house, near Dartmouth, Tbomas Died.] At Weymouth, Mrs. Harvey, wife of Bond, cfq. His death will be greatly lamente Mr. John H. of the Library. Mrs. Palmer, ed by all who had the happincís of his ac wife of John Palmer, efq. M.P.

quaintance, and most severely felt by the poor At Dorchester, T. Beach, esq. many years in that neighbourhood, to whose neccffities die an eminent portrait-painter, of Bath, 68. has for many years moit liberally contribalIle was a native of Milton-Abbey, a village, cd. He was a police and accomplished gratie



man, an elegant and classical scholar, and a truly pious and exemplary chriftian

At Lisbon, Don juan de Braganza, Duke of Attaker's-well-house, R. Spronie,esq. 60. Lafoens, uncle of the present Queen of Por

Ac Exeter, Mr. Richard Chamberlain.- tugal, and founder and perpetual president of Mas. Alice Floud, 74. Mrs. Mary Vincent. the Portuguese Royal Academy of Sciences. the coroners for tnis county.

In the Seven years war, he had served as a

volunteer in the Austrian army; after the It does not appear that the petitions of the restoration of peace made the usual tour of proprietors of mines co government have Europe, and visited Lapland. In 1773, he procured the adoption of any measure for travelled into Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. their relief. Meanwhile several of the largest All the contemporary sovereigna, Frederic the mining concerns in the county, such as the Great, Catharine II. Clement XIV. Joseph II. Consolidated Mines, Dolcoath, and others, &c. highly esteemed and respected him, with continue to drag on heavily, and at a great the last mentioned he carried on an epistolary lufs, in the hope of a favourable change; correspondence, and on his return to his native and should this not foon take place, they must country, he founded the Royal Academy (f inevitably top

Sciences; the expences of which, he himself Married.] At Crediton, Mr. Smith, soli- defrayed for five years. He thought it not citor, to Miss Cleave. -Mr. Stephen Hugo, enough to be the patron of the sciences, but surgeon, to Miss Dinah Ward.

likewise cultivated them himself. He was Dred. At Padftow, Miss Susannah Peter. of a lively chearful disposition, and was dir.

At Trevine, in consequence of her clothes tinguited for the openness and magnanimity cacching fire, Mrs. Beauchamp, fister of Jo- of his character. He had a strong predilecleph B. esq. of Pengrup, 77.

tion to the French, and degraded himself by At Bodmin, Mr Chriitopher Sloggert, onc accepting one of the grand-crofles of Bonaof the members of the corpora tion, 80. parte's Legion of Honor.

MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THE humidity and attendant mildness of the season, have retarded the preparation for low

ing and setting Field Beans on strong soils, operations on which usually have at this time beca in great forwardoess. On light foils, preparations have been made for fowing Barley, and a great breadth of lay ground has been already broken up for Oats. The Wheats, Rye, and winter Tares still continue to look well, and the Artificial Grafles are very flourishing, and Fromisc early feed for Ewes and Lambs. Wheat averages, throughout England and Wales, 758. 8d, ; Barley, 378. 11d •; and Oats, 265. 4d.

From the Fens, immense droves of coleseed sed Theep have been recently sent to Smithfield in high condition. But from the prevailing warmth and wetness, coleseed is found to grow too fast, and the remainder of the feeding stuck, which is ftill considerable, do not do fo well.

The same observation holds good, in respect to Turnips-a crop which has been this winter univerlally good, and abundant.

The practice of itall-feeding beasts on oil-cake, ground corn, turnips, &c. being now general, scarcely a well managed farm is without a few, and it occafions a great stock of fat cattke, in the country, which has considerably reduced the prices of fat meat. Notwithstanding the large fupplies wanted by government and merchant shipping, Cows and Calvęs are more reasonable.

Little buliness has been lately done, in the horse markets. Some few Fen-bred cart Colts have been sold at very high prices.

The demand for Porking Pigs still continues great. In Smithfield, Beef fetches from 4s. 6 3. 3d.; Mutton, from 4s. 5d. to 58.; and Pork, from 5s. 6d. to 65. 6d.

MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. IT sppears, that in the year 1805, 467 thips, 59,997 tons burthen, and 3514 men were

employed in the Newfoundland Fisheries, and in the year 1806, 577 thips, 64,667 tons berthen, and 4,336 iden, making an increase of 110 thips, 11,670 tons, and 322 men, ia this trade alone.

There pafled the Sound, during the course of the year 1806, 7140 vessels ; that is to Ey, 3535 from the North Sea to the Baltic; and 3603 from the Baltic to the Sea. Oi thefe

Danes ..... 878 | Hamburghers.... 25 | Russians..... 53
Swedes 1001 Oldenburghers 57 Americans .... 107
Englih 1257 | Bremeners.

36 Portuguese.... 14
Prudians. 79 Rostockers.

47 Pappenburghers 21 | Lubeckers,

31 The atcrage Prices of Navigable Canal Shares and Duck Stock, for February 1807, at the

ce of Mr. Scott, 25, New Bridge-Street, London :-Crand Junction ihares 871. ex. Siricand-Ditto fifth Oftional Loan, at 961. for 1001..Ditto Mortgage Bunds, Sil. 105.

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