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And if too weak this great machine to guide, With all the art of colouring, paste, persume,
To make my curls bang like MEDUSA's
soakes; The curtain rising, an elderly Lady, in the The broad veil lappet with much care I fix, extreme of every modern fashion, is dir.
True to the latest mode of Eigbey-fix; covered at her toilet.
Full croup'd before, just like a pouting pigeon, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS-(for ladies of Dove-tail'd bebind, and bufiling like a wigeon ; high breeding
From neck to heel obierving HUGARTH'S Ne'er plague their heads with any other
All in and oxt-a perfect serpentine. Tell us, that when this mortal life is o'er, Proportion'd cork and wire to each side's gir'n, We in chang's forms still the world's To preserve beauty s fickle balance even. haunts explore,
Then-to eight routs I go–0! routs are Congenial forms to what we had before.
places Tino' this to you and us is Thcer vexation, Where one sees every thing—but natural Th' Arabians call it only transmigration. Hang their fool's doctrine !-better down. Where young and old, and bin's of ev'ry right die
feather Than shift about - without variety:-- Chatm-rail--play-free-stick-stew- and Thus l-late CYMBELINE's imperious yawn together. Queen,
'Tis life— 'tis ton—'tis quite the thing—and so Too full of envy, of intrigue, and spleen- I am this wayward round still forc'd to go! Some time deceas'd-am doom'd to prance Change me, ye gods ! to any other thape, about
Rather than let me thus live Fashion's ape! An old fine lady, littering every rout; My regal crimes must surely have been great, Where with coquettish airs, and looks moft That ye have doom'd me to so hard a fare! civil,
Ye happier fair, o'er whose more prospe. Just as I did at court-I play the devil;
rous heads Haughty, yet mean, all characters back. Kind Nature each indulgent bleffing sheds, biting,
Whose gentler bosoms never felt the strife By the world fighted, and the world too Of the vain morber, or the guilty wife, Nighting.
Who never trod delusive Folly's round! What can I do ilong past the years of With what a change mult your sweet lives be youth !
crowo'd ! My toilet hardly credited for truth,
On earth almost ador'd as near divine, At which I ftudy Fashion's mad disguises, Transmigrating-you'll all as angels thine, Till as poor Nature finks-the rag-doll rises.
Brun, April 14.
where his Holiness the Pope gave them a H E following instance of fecundity is private audience. The Sovereign Pontiff
recordi d in the Vienna Gazette, where received the Duke and Duchess with great it is mentioned, that a woman of Janno- distinction, and they remained a good while witz, in the lordship of Freydecker, in in his company. Upper Silesia, was on the ed of this month
Paris, May 15.
Blanchard performed his delivered of four children alive, then of a 17th'aerial excursion the 18ih uit. from dead one, and that the fixth could not be Douay. He went 96 miles in the same brought into the world, but died, together number of minutes, and descended at l' with the mother.
Etoile, a village in Picardy, Over Si. A. Rome, April 21. Thursday evening the mand, in Artois, he dropped the following Duke and Duchess of Cumberland, his letter: Royal Highness being conducted by Prince To the Editors of the Paris Journal. Aldobrandini, and his confort by the Mar
in the dir, April 18, 1786. chioncís Barbara Meslimi, visited his Emi. " I am reckoned an original, and am nence the Cardinal Buon-Compagni,and were proud of the title. With an unsteady hand, entertained with a superb collation; after on the border of my undulatiog car, and which they were introduced to an apartment foaring cighteen thousand feet above the furface of the terreitrial globe, an immensity cular account, when I am firmly fixed on of space at my feet, and a wide extent of the earth, and at leisure to make the neces. airy regions before me, I address, Gentle- fary calculations." mes, this letter to you. I intend to drop
" I have the honour, &c. it over the first town I see when I am de.
66 BLANCHARD." scending, and will send you a more parti
Dublin Castle, May 8, 1786.
the best founded hope that the produce of HIS day his Grace the Lord Lieute. the duties will not fall short of their efti.
nant went in ftate to the House of Peers, mated amount. with the usual solemnity, and the Commons My Lords, and Gentlemen, being lent for, gave the royal assent to for- The determined spirit with which you ty-thrce public, and three private bills. have marked your abhorrence of all lawless
His Grace was then pleased to niake the disorder and tuinult, bath, I doubt not, following speech:
already made an useful impression; and the My Lords, and Gentlemen,
salucary laws enacted in this session, and pare I have seen with great satisfaction, the ticularly the introduction of a system of conltant attention and uncommon dispatch police, are bonourable proofs of your wifwith which you have gone through the pub- dom, your moderation, and your prudence. lic business. I am thereby enabled now to His Mijesty behoids, with the highest sarelieve you from fur: her attendance in Par- tisfaction, the zeal and loyalty of his peoliament. The harm ny of your delibera- ple of Ireland; and I have his Majesty's tions has given no less efficacy than dignity express commands to allure you of the most to your proceedings; and I am conlident cordial returns of his royal favour and pathat you will carry with you the fainc dif- ternal affection. position for promoting the public welfare to I have the deepest sense of every obligayour residence in the country, where your tion to confirm my attachment to this kingpresence will encourage the industry of the dom ; and it will be the constant obj et of people, and where your example and your my adminiftration, and the warmeit iminfluence will be happily exerted in elta- pulse of my heari, to forward the success blishing general good order and obedience of her interests, and to promote the prospeto the laws.
rity of the empire. Gentlemen of the House of Commons, After which the Lord Chancellor, by his I am to thank you, in his Majesty's name,
Grace's command, said, for the liberal suppiies which you have gi- My Lords, and Gentlemen, ven for the public service, and for the ho- It is his Grace the Lord Lieutenant's nourable support of bis Majesty's govern- pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued ment. They shall be faithfully applied to to Tuesday the 18th Day of July, next, to the perpoles for which they were granted. be then here holuen; and this Parliainent - My reliance upon your decided support is accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the to the execution of the laws for the just col- 181h Day of July next. lection of the public revenue, affords me
COUNTRY NEW S.
Hereford, April 20.
of a tower in his hand, not unlike what this ABOUT nine days ago, a small part of the magnificent edifice was.
stone-work of the inside roof, under the Gloucester, April 24. The inhabitants of Weft Tower of the Cathedral Church in this Painswick propose making an experiment city fell, and continued frequently so to do this year, which will no less advance their till last Monday afternoon, between fix and character than their interest. Ai a vettry seven o'clock, at which time all that beautiful held on Easter-Monday it was remarked, that and magnificent structure fell down, and the poor's rates had been rising year after with it part of the body of the church. year, and yet the wretchedneis of the poor
The tower, which is now a heap of rub- was in no degree diminished; it was there. bish, was deemed by most of the antiquarians fore determined to make trial of a measure to have been as beautiful and magn:ficent a which had often been hinted at, but from its piece of building as any in the kingdom. unpopular tendency had not found support. The height of it was 12 5 feet, and was erect- In that imall town there are no less than ed in the 12th century by Giles de Bruce, thea thirteen public-houles. The gentlemen of Bishop of Hereford. He is represented, in the parish came to the resolution of petition. the north-side of the choir, holding the model ing the Justices tu liceule no more than five.
The strict eye which will be kept upon those chests, containing an immenfc quan:ity of houses which are licensed, both with respect gold and silver coin, to the amount, as it is to the persons who frequent them, and said, of 2000l. and upwards, chiefly of the the drunkenness encouraged, will, it is coinage of Charles I. and II, and is supposed hoped, repress the enormilies which prevail to have been buried there at the time of the among the lower ranks.
Duke of Monmouth's invasion, who landed [At Bradford in Wiltshire, the active al or near Lyme, in 1685. diligence of Mr. Rayner, the overseer ap- The poor fellow, upon discovering this pointed in consequence of an act of Parlia- treasure, immediately loaded himself home ment for regulating the poor of that pariski, with a part, and informing his landlord of has, by a strictoconomy, but chiefly by keep. the event, they both went and took another ing the poor out of public houses, actually loading, but unfortunately having taken 100 saved to that parish within the last three much, one of their pockets burst on the way, years more than five thousand pounds! The and the secret being thereby discovered, all poor-rutes of that parith are now near 2000l. the neighbourhood flew to the spot, and fuh a-year less than they were before Mr. Rayner a scene of disorder and confusion arole, that came into office, and the real poor not less they may be literally said to have rolled in comfortably provided for. An account of money : hats, caps, pockets, and every ve. bis dilburlements, with the names of the hicle that could be procured, overflowed paupers who receive pay, is published quar- with the golden barvest, and scarce a person terly, and diftributed among the parishioners.] was present who did not reåp to the amount
Liverpool, April 24. On Friday lat, at of 6ol. or 701. in value ; even the gleanings the aflizes at Chester, Peter Steer was tried were considerable. Kelway and his partner for the wilful murder of his wife. In the had secured about 140 pounds weight, but course of the trial it appeared from the evi- the next day Keluay having entrusted ite dence of the prisoner's daughter, that on major part of his treasure (secured in a trong Sunday morning, November 20th, her nio- chest) to the care of his landlord, whilft he ther made some frumery for breakfast ; that went to a neighbouring town to purchase they had six cups that they eat out of, one cloaibs, &c. an artful linker found nieans to for her father, another for her mother, and defraud the landlord of the whole ; and poor une for each of the children; that they all Keiway on his return home found himself knew their own particular cup ; that when again reduced to poverty. The tipker, whole the frumety was poured into the cups, it was -name is Rue, was taken into custody the put into the back kitchen to cool; that her fame day, and is now confined in Lyme father went there when no one was in it, gaol. Great part of the money has been reabout two minutes, they then sat down to gained and secured. breakfatt; that her mother complained it Cambridge, May 5. The University in Se. was not good, that it was made of unfound nate have agreed to admit of the founding wheat, and eat only about four spoonfuls ; another c llege, to be called Downing Cainge, that the rest of the family eat their cups of and to enjoy the same privileges as the rest of frumety, and thought it as good as usual ; the endowed colleges. that the youngeit (bild having eaten all her's, Boxing Match.-On Wednesday the hoxhelped herself out of her mother's cur, and ing match so often mentioned in the papers, tasted about a tea-ipoonful; that the prisoner between the famous Martin, the Bath butch. thereupon took it from the child, returned it er, and Humfries, the Suffolk baker, was into the mother's cup, and gave the child decided at Exning near Newmarket. The some of his own ; that the child was fick cumbatants moun'ed the stage at ten o'cluck, mott of the day; that she found her mother and displayed their dexterity in the art of de exceedingly ill when the returned from the fence sur near an hour before a blow was meeting houte; that she linguished till the struck. Tuesdły night, and ther died; that the pri- Before the battle began, the butcher was foner uvuld not butter any one to come near boasting that he had never, in the many her, and though desired would not send for battles he had fought, received a black eye; any of the facully. The proper was found to which the baker replied, that he would guilty, and ordered to be hanged on the promite him one before he had done with Morday following, and his body to be ana- him ; and in this he kept his word, for the toniized.
first blow which cook place, was a very ve Sulfury, April 24. On Wednesday morn- lent one in the butcher's sace, u hich culum ing as George Keiway, a labourer, was fille dreadfully, after which he fought Ihy, falling ing an old raw pil, which had been dug down u henever bis antagonit? made a bich amidst the ruins of a bouie at Lyme-Reg.s, at him. At length after a contult of an lwur in Dorsetiaire, le discovered three small • k and forty minutes, the baker gave the Rath
hero a most violent blow near the short ribs, before the justices, when he confessed the which obliged him to yield the palm of vic- whole as above related. tory to the Suffolk champion. The odds “ When the two men entered the skittlewere very much in favour of the butcher, and ground in search of Lowe, he cried outthe knowing-ones were deeply taken in. « Well, my lads, I am the man you seek ;
The butcher received only four blows, one come, I will go with you, for it was me of which knocked out two of his teeth, that killed Mr. Shenftone." which were with great difficulty prevented Canterbury, May 23. On Sunday the 7th going down his throat ; che baker did not re- instant, a man with a dog, passing by a pond ceive a single blow.
in the parish of Halden in this county, saw Extract of a letter from Peterborough, May 16. water, and supposing it to be a dead sheep
something of a whitish colour floating on the « On Sunday morning last, about one
or lamb, endeavoured to draw it out with a o'clock, a moit shocking murder was com- stick in order to feed his dog ; but as lie mitted near this place, by a young fellow could not move it by that means, he got a named Henry Lowe, on the body of Mr. large wooden bar to effect his purpofe ; on Rubert Shenstone, a farmer and grasier, at this second attempt to raise the fupposed dead his own door, three miles from hence, the animal, a human hand was raised to his view ; particulars of which are as follow :-Mr. —he procured assistance to draw out the Shen tone keeps an inu), which Lowe used, corpse.
--The deceased had no other clothing and was gut in his debt, and refused being
when discovered, than a shirt, breeches and trusted any longer, and knowing Shenttone stockings; around his neck was tied a grindwas come to this market on Saturday to sell stone, and to his legs was fastened a very fome fal beasts, and that he generally returi. heavy stone, with intention evidently to sink ed late in the evening, he took that oppor- the body, and with a vam hope of concealing tunity of revenging it ; for which purpule he the murder ; several fractures appeared on had planted himself on the second itep of Mr. the forepart of the scull, which are imagined Stenitone's door with a large wooden ham- to be caused by some iron weapon, and many mer. About one o'clock Mr. Shenstone got bruises were renn on the body. Gentlemen bome, put bis horse in the Itable, and was of the faculty, who attended the hurrid going into his house, the family being all scene at the Coroner's Inquest, are of opigone to bed : as soon as he came to the first nion, that the party had been murdered and step of his door, seeing a man stand upon thrown into the pond about five or fix weeks the next, with a great club in both his hands
ago. On the day following (the 8.h) a Coextended over his head, Mr. Shenttone stop- roner's Inquest was taken on view of the ped iburt, and taid, “ What now!". The body, and a verdict given of “ Wilful Murwords were scarce out of his mouth before der by a person or persons unknown ;" howthe blow came upon his head, which felled ever, some people in the neighbourhood bim to the ground ; after that the villain
were suspected to have been guilty of the ftruck him leveral times till his brains few barbarous deed *, and these suspicions were all about the place, then picked his pockets well grounded; the suspected persons were of eight guineas, a half-crown piece, and fixo apprehended and examined by the Coroner, pence, but did not take any bank notes or who strangely dismisled them, as being inĐlls, though Mr. Shenstone had many about npcent of the fact. hm,
During all this time none of the family Here the affair rested—the body was bu. were awakened or Julturbed, so that Mr. ried, and the suspected parties thought the Shenstone lay weltering in that conuition till whole matter was blown over by the gentle his people got up, at their usual hour, on exculpating breath of a fallible man--but Sunday morning.
the same hand of Providence that pointed to • Lowe was seen loitering about this City a discovery of the concealed body, pointed all day on Sunday, and oblerved to look very
out also the apparently guilty murderers. Juli, and trembled much, which gave people Mr. Coppard (a young gentleman of Tenrealon to fufpect that he was the man, as it terden near Halden) from a detestation of so was well known that he hated Shenttone : bloody a crime, from a native love of justice, however, he went off on the same evening i and from a firm persuasion that the accused but the coroner the next morning after fitting were the guilty persons, resolved to appreon the body, cupalched two men several hend inem (tho' at manifest haz ard) in order ways ia quest of Lowe, who was found play. to their being further examined. — According a nine pins, at Market Deeping, on ingly he applied to Joho Scott, Esq. one of Muuday afternoon, and broughi to this city his Majesty's Justices at Cranbrook in
* From a little boy, who was present when the body was taken out of the pond, having observed at the time, thind tie brindiluwe round me auck was just like that which used to this county, for his warrant to take them up, murder, and his daughter would not declare which was immediately granted. On Thurs. any knowledge of the fact to the magistrate, day evening Mr. Coppard took with him a though she had before told Mr. Coppard young man from Cranbrook, to the house of “ that if the had cried her eyes out, she could Daniel Standen, at Halden, who was one of not prevent their killing the man.” the suspected parties; there they found two The raid daughter was kept in custody on men (brothers) who pass by the name of Friday night at Cranbrook, and the said broFox, whom they apprehended and brought thers who go by the name of Foz. Anbefore the above magistrate on Friday morn- other daughter of Scanden lived then near ing. Circumstances of guilt appearing strong Maidstone, and the magistrate who had comagaiost them, he ordered both into safe cul- mitted the father, very prudently gave the tody, and then Mr. Coppard and his compa- peace officer who conveyed him to gaol, a nion took a post-chaise to Maidstone in pur- warrant to apprehend her, and bring her (if fuit of Scander, who was supposed to be there there found) back with him to Cranbrook. that day at the fair ; he had been there, On Saturday this daughter (said to be about but was gone before they arrived. In the nine years old) was examined by Mr. Scot, mean time some persons watched about Sran. and she confessed before him, “ that one of deu's house, waiting his return from Maid- the two brothers (Fox) knocked down Eal. Itone, in case he should not be apprehended ing, the murdered party, that her father there : he relurned home, and immediately kicked him about on the ground, and that he and one of his daughters were taken in. the other brother aflisted in tying the stones on to custody, and carried the same afternoon to the deceased, and throwing him into the pond." Cranbrook, and being examined by the faid On this confeflion and many corroborating magiftrate, D. Standen was committed by him circumstances, the two Foxes were that day that night to Maidstone gaol. Scanden per- committed to Maidstone gaol, and the eldest fitted in his ignorance and innocence of the daughter to Bridewell.
iar his pacie's douc.
M O N T H L Y CHRONICL E. April 24,
25. The American States in New EngB
EING the Anniversary of the Society land have published a Book Of Common
of Antiquaries, the members met at PRAYER for the use of the forft Epifiopal Cbarske their apartments in Somerset-Place, in the established in America, of which a correspon. Strand, and elected the following Noblemen dent has tent us the following particulars : and Gentlemen as Council and Officers for Jo is accompanied with a preface, fecting the Year ensuing, viz.
forth, that the Book of Common Prayer, as Old Council. The Earl of Leicester, used in England, had long been complained F. R. S. Thomas Altle, Esq. F. R. S. Sir of, as containing many things that favoured Joseph Banks, Bart. F. R. S. The Rev. much of Popery ; and that now the Ame. John Brand, M. A. Owen Salusbury Brere, rican states were separated from Great Brie ion, Esq. F. R. S. Edward Bridgen, Esq. lain, they had taken that opportunity of pub. F. R. S. Richard Gough, Esq. F. R. S. lithiog a Form of Public Worship, free from Micrael Lort, D. D. F. R. S. Rev. Wil- those exceptious that fome of the most emi. liam Norris, M. A. John Peachy, Esq. nens divines of the Church of England bad with. F. R. S. John Topham, E:q. F. R, S. ed to see some alteration in.
New Council. George Lord Arden, They then acknowledge their obligation F. R. S. John Lord Bithop of Bangor, F. R. S. to Mr. Lindsay and other divines, whose plers Jobin Lord Cardiff.
Rev. Jono Douglas, they have adopted to form a Book of ComD. D. F. R.S. R. Banks Hodgkinson, Esq. mon Prayer. F.R, S. Richard Jackson, Liq. George Duke The moft striking particulars are, all the of Mountague, F. R. S. Sir William Muí- prayersare of the Unitarian itamp, and Chrift, grave, Bart. F. R. S. V. P. Richard War- the Saviour of the World, is no where men. ren, M.D. F. R. S
tioned but as the Son of God and ile Media. Officers. The Earl of Leicester, Prefi. tor, and the Litany is consequently much dent. Edward Bridgen, Esq. Treasurer. Hortened, and adapted to the present reignRichard Gough, Esq. Director. William ing powers, and their state of Government, Norris, M. A. Secretary. John Brand, inttead of King and Parliament. Christmasa M, A.dicto,
day is termed The Birib-day of Cbrift, and After which the President appointed the Ath-wednesday much fortened, and curies following Gentlemen Vice-Presidents : Owen and blessings are left out every where, Salusbury Brereton, Esq. The Rev. Dr The office of Matrimony is thortened, and Lort. Sir William Musgrave, Bart. John the word obey is left out in the woman's part. Douglas, D. D.
The Lord's Prayer is like Mr, Lindsay's, Oar