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Select Poetry.
(Turning and giving Charinus something.)
En tibi. - Char. Do grates, optime.-Dav. Jamque vale.

[All remain on the stage. Byrrhia and Davus come forward.]
Davus. “ Æs in præsenti perfectum," Byrrhia, “ format ;"

Jamque ex hac terrà sponsa petenda mihi est.
Byrr. Nonne vides hîc egregias bis mille puellas!
Davus. O Tali, felix terra, beata choro!

[Byrrhia pointing to the Ladies.]
Hæc, nigris spectanda oculis, nigroque capillo,

Ante alias, nobis, Dave, puella placet.
Davus. At me cæruleis virgo plus lædit ocellis,

Quæ viridi longè veste decora sedet.
Quis tamen electus ? pulchræ splendore coronæ
Mens stupet, et visum vix tolerare potest !

[Mysis running eagerly up to Davus.]
Mysis. Optime, num dix'ti te sponsam ducere velle ?
Davus. Mysisne ? ah cordi grata puella mea !

Ut sperata venis !--Mys. Te solum semper amabo !
Вутт. . Non alia in terris, casta, pudica, magis !

[Davus turning to the Ladies.]
Ut potero, Angliacæ, vos deseruisse, puellæ !
Byrr. At plus fortunæ convenit ista tuæ. (he joins their hands)

Vivite felices ! sic sors bona jungat amantes,

Quos nunc immeritos distinet atra dies !

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Qui dulcem ornat fæminam,

Et reddit pulchriorem;
Dat voluptatem facilem,

Et aliis gratiorem:
In agris et in urbibus,

In ædibus magnorum ;
Iu aquâ, igni, aëre,
Solatia' sunt amorum!
Amor, Amor, &c. &c.

S. N. E.
Ealing, Midsummer 1825.
TO MY INFANT CHILD WEEPING. Unheard, unheeded, ev'ry sigh,

Unshar'd, unpitied, ev'ry woe.
WEEP'STthou, my child ? Oh let me dry,
Whilst yet I may, the stagnant tear,

Sleep then, sweet babe, whilst yet thou'rt free, And bid again thy sparkling eye

From guilt, from sorrow, and from pain ; Beam forth with heav'n's cerulean clear, And I will gaze and envy thee

That bliss I nc'er can taste again.
Go, on thy gentle mother's breast
Enjoy that pure, that blest repose,

Pillerton, Warwick

G. MACNESS JOHNSON. That dreamless and untroubled rest

shire, July 10. Which innocence alone bestows. Ah! time may come when thou shalt weep

IMPROMPTU. By Mrs. CAREY. Without a friend to wipe thy tears ;

On reading that Lord Exeter's horse, ProNo mother then may watch thy sleep,

gress," refused to run against Mr. WortOr chase thy bosom's anxious fears.

ly's Seandal." When guilt within that spotless breast

OH! surely this horse had more wit than

his master, May plant its agonizing sting;

In thus wisely, refusing to run: And restless' cares thy couch molest,

For we know, by experience, that Scandal Or dreams alone of terror bring.

flies faster When “ hard unkindness' alter'd eye"

Than any horse under the sun. Shall I mock the tear it forc'd to flow;" West Square, July 18.

1925.)

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HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.

women.

FOREIGN NEWS.
FRANCE.

French part of St, Domingo are open to A document has appeared in the the commerce of all nations. The de

ties levied in the ports, either upon vesFrench papers, singularly illustrative of the change which France bas lately un

sels or merchandize, whether entering dergone in point of moral and religious for all tlags, except for the French flag,

or going out, shall be equal and uniform principle. In the early stages of the in favour of which these duties shall be Revolution the Christian religion was forsworn, and its professors plundered, bitants of the French part of St. Do

reduced one half.—2. The present inhaproscribed, exiled, or massacred. But:mingo shall pay into the Caisse generale ted donations and bequests to be made from year to year, the first of wbicka to religious-houses and charitable establishments, the annual contributions of will become due the 31st Dec. 1825,

the that kind have been increasing, so that

sum of 150 millions of francs, destined in 29 years they have amounted to

to indemnify the ancient colonists, who Iranes in annual dividends, and 6,750,000 bitants of the French part of the island 23,500,000 francs in money, 700,000 shall claim

an indemnity:3. We grant,

on these conditions, to the actual inhain landed property. Besides this, there have been given or restored to the Clergy, of St. Domingo, the full and entire inby private individuals, 384 housės, 1,071 dependence of their Government. pieces of land, 618 acres of culture, 28

SPAIN. libraries, 56 churches, 37 chapels and abbeys, 3 convents, and 174 parsonage

All the accounts from Spain describe houses. The number of donors too is that country as becoming every day more very remarkable, amounting to 13,082, harassed by civil dissensions, and all the of whom 1,841 are men, and 5,241 complicated evils of misgoveroment. In

consequence of disturbances in the proThe spirit of combination has spread Public Safety had been agreed to, and

vinces, the appointment of a Junta of into France, The cotton-spinners at several large factories near Rouen bav

the re-establishment of the Inquisition ing demanded an increase of wages, civil conflicts at Malaga, and many per

was under discussion. There have been their wish was complied with by many

sons have been killed and wounded. of the masters. One of them, however, refusing to concede to their demands, all

Cadiz, July 16. From the 10th of

June to the present date, not less than the spinners struck work on the 4th inst. and on the following Saturday at

twenty vessels belonging to the mertacked the mill, threw down the walls chants of Cadiz, between 20 and 120 which surrounded it, and broke the win

tons burthen, have been taken by the

Colombian pirates. dows, intending to destroy the establishment. Their excesses were stopped

ITALY. by a party of military; but an assemblage of some thousands, armed with The prisons of the Inquisition (says a stones, sticks, pitchforks, and muskets, private letter from Rome) are now reattacked the soldiers, wounded several building, on the spot where that tribuof them, and shot one in the head. A nal always had its seat at Rome, viz. reinforcement of the military being ob- between St. Peter and the Porta Cavaltained, forty rioters were apprehended. leggieri; however, the Dominican father -It is ascertained that other scenes of Olivieri takes care that the dungeons devastation bave occurred in the com- shall have light and air. Those who munes of Pavilly, Barentin, and Des- are not accused of any thing very seriville, by the worknien of tbe cotton ma- ous are allowed the use of a little garnofactories.

den. The tribunal of the holy office at The French Government has agreed Rome is not sanguinary, like that in to recognize the independence of the Spain, and we know nothing here of Haytian Republic. The Moniteur con- auto da fe, or of executions in consetains a Royal Ordinance relative to the quence of its sentences. Nevertheless, Independence of St. Domingo, dated the fear that it inspires, the impenetraApril 17, 1825, containing the following ble mystery that covers its proceedarticles : Art. 1. The ports of the ings, and the ennui that it causes, are

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172 Foreign News.

(Aug. so powerful in their effects, that persons Letters from Quebec state that the often lose their senses even after their great' timber-ship, the Baron of Reninnocence has been recognized, and they frew, had been launched at Quebec. She are restored to liberty. This was lately is 1,400 tons larger than the former the fate of a poor monk of the name of rast, the Columbus. She measures about Gabrielli, of the convent of St. Andrea 5,400 tons, and would carry nearly 8,000 delli Fratti; his delusion consists in the tons of timber. firm persuasion that he is again arrested.

SOUTH AMERICA. Another monk of the same order bas been sentenced to three years' confine

From the Mexican Extraordinary Ga

zette, dated June 15th, we learn that ment. RUSSIA.

the Spanish ship of the line, the Asia, The Petersburgh Gazette mentions tia, have gone over to the Mexicans.

carrying 68 guns, and the brig Constau-, the arrival of dispatches at Petersburgh They were surrendered by treaty; and from Lieut. Kotzebue, who reached the it stipulated that the crews were to report of St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kams. ceive from the Indepeurdent Governchatka, in the sloop of war Predpriæ

ment the pay due to them from Spain, tige, on June 9, 1824. In his voyage with permission to reside in any of the he corrected the reported longitude and South American States, or go elsewhere. latitude of several places in the Pacific Ocean. He describes, in his report, Na

AFRICA. vigation Island. He saw, in his voyage, On the 2d of August a violent earththe island of Karlsbof, seen in 1722 by quake was felt at Algiers. le did no Ragewin, the latitude of which is 15 damage ; but the inhabitants were so deg. 27 min. S. and the longitude 145 alarmed, that many families filed into deg. 24 min. 29 sec. W. He discovered the country, and took refuge under three islands, one of which, called after tents. The effects were much more his vessel, Predpriætige Island, is situ- dreadful ten leagues from Algiers, the ated in latitude 15 deg. 58 min. 18 sec. earthquake having destroyed the town S. and longitude 140 deg. 2 min 38 sec. of Belida, and swallowed up half the W. Another of which, called Bulling- inhabitants : of 12,000, 6,000 were buhausen, is in 15 deg. 48 min. 7 sec. 8. ried under the ruins. This is the third latitude, and 154 deg. 30 min. W. longi- town in twenty years. Colea and Mas. tude. The third, which he called Kor. cura perished in the same manner. dakew, after bis first lieutenant, is in 14 deg. 32 min. 39 sec. S. latitude, and

EAST INDIES. 168 deg. 6 min. W. longitude. The lat.

The intelligence from India is of the ter island, it appears, was discovered by most favourable nature. The fort of M. Freycinet; but this was not known Rungpoor, in Assam, has been reduced, to Lieut. Kotzebue.

and is now in possession of the Com

pany's forces. Lieuto-col. Richards, in NORTH AMERICA.

his Dispatch, represents this place to be Quebec papers announce the arrival of such importance that he considers of two vessels direct from China, with himself in entire possession of Assam; 19,000 chests of tea on-board. They becauses it secures a key to all points are tbe first ships that ever entered the from whence any future irruptions may St. Lawrence from Asia, and their ar- be attempted from the Eastward. Asrival forms a new era in the commercial sam itself is a recent conquest of the history of the Colony.

Burmahs.

DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES.

INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS lowered, and the steep and dangerous ascent PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. at Stonar Hill, between Petersfield and Al

ton, is removed or avoided by a new cut Continued exertions in varivus parts of round the other side of the hill. New roads Hampshire are making for the improvement are likewise in contemplation from London in old roads, and the formatiou of new ones. to Portsmouth by way of Farnham; also Already is the new road from Winchester to Chichester to Petersfield, Midhurst to PePetersfield in considerable progress; the tersfield, and Alton to. Liphook, the latter road from Basingstoke to Alresford, through uniting the Portsmouth and Gosport roads Preston Candover, is repaired, and from Al- within a distance of nine miles. resford to Petersfield nearly completed. The The manor of Sway Quarr, near Lyminghills at Hindhead and Portsdown are much con, was lately sold for 13,0001.; and the

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Domestic Occurrences. aljoining manor of Arnewood, for 11,000l. subscribers to the building and endowment That part of the beautiful estate of Cliefden, of the chapel. There are three galleries; formerly the property of the Countess of ove at the west end, another on the south Orkney, which contains about 150 actes, has side, and a capacious private gallery of Lord also been sold for 11,0001.

George Henry Cavendish on the north. The A new sect of Christians, called Sabbatans, édifice is calculated to contain 700 persons. has lately arisen, and made many converts The ground was given by the Rev. Richard in Lancashire. They insist that there exists Meade, the Incumbent of the parish; and no authority, either in the Old or New Tes- John Grubb, Esq. the Patron of the parish tament, for changing the sabbath from Sa- church, also gave 10 acres of freehold land, turday, the seventh day, to Sunday, the first in part of the endowment requisite for conday of the week. This sect is already so secration and the maintenance of a minister. numerous in one district, that much incon- The above endowment has been augmented venience was lately felt on a market-day, by Lord George Henry Cavendish with 84 kept on the Saturday, or seventh day, from acres of freehold land, and by John Grubb, the number of persons who refused to open esq. by a further donation of 84 acres of their shops, or pursue their usual occupa- freehold land. The other contributions tions.

have amounted to about 20001. exclusive of A specimen of Crocodile has been found benefactions in furniture, ornaments, &c. in the alum shale in the neighbourhood of July 26. A fight, which has excited pabWhitby, by Mr. Brown Marshal, and has lic execration, took place in the factory yard been purchased by the Whitby Literary and at Warwick, betwixt the lion Nero, belongPhilosophical Society. The length of the ing to Mr. Wombwell, and six mastiff dogs. animal, which is a species of Gavial, is 14 ft. In the first assault, three dogs were let 6 in. following the curvature of the spine; loose, who rushed upon the lion, and seized but when it was alive it must have been him in different parts of the body. The lion, more than 12 ft. long.

however, acted entirely

upon the defensive, June 1. A walrus, or sea-horse, was dis- and contented himself with resisting the covered on the rocks at Fierceness, Orkney; attacks of his adversaries with his paws, by and being shot at and wounded by a shep which means he inflicted very severe wounds herd, it took to sen, and was followed by upon them. The noble animal roared with him, and some others, in a boat. The man pain ; but he was destined to undergo a still fired a second time, and pierced the animal severer trial, for the first set of dogs having through the eyes : it then lay on the water been removed, a second set was brought apparently lifeless, but on the boat coming forth, who caught poor Nero by the nose. alongside, and one of the men catching hold Nero roared terrifically, and, as before, endeaof the fore-faw, the walrus made a sudden voured to paw them off. He succeeded with plunge, and carried the man to the bottom some little difficulty, inflicting some severe with him; and he was with difficulty saved scratches. He then came round the bars, upon his rising to the surface. Another as if endeavouring to find an avenue for shot killed the animal, and they towed him escape ; but the dogs followed him, and ashore in triumph. The skin of the walrus, rushing to his front again, seized him in the which is now dried, measures 15 ft. by 14 ft.; tender place. Once more did Nero shake and the tusks, which are much worn at the them off, inflicting sundry wounds with his ends, protrude from the head about 12 in. talons. Nero pursued his retreating system, The entire skull is sent to the Edinburgh and ran round the den, amidst cries of " He's Museum. This is the first instance of any beaten, he's beaten !" At this moment he of those formidable inhabitants of the polar was bleeding profusely from the nose and regions having been seen off the coasts of mouth; and the seconds of the dogs watchGreat Britain.

ing an opportunity, drew them out, and inJuly 3. The new parochial chapel at sisted that they had won. Mr. Wombwell Lacey Green, in the

parish of Prince's Ris- denied that his lion was beaten. At last, it lorough, county of Bucks, was consecrated was agreed on a third encounter. The dogs by the Bishop of Lincola. The chapel is attacked the lion with increased ferocity, about 60 ft. long and 30 wide, and is a plain and instantly pinned him by the nose to the building, of the Grecian style, in the form foor, when he roared with agony. It was of a Cross. It is situated within an enclo- then acknowledged that the dogs were vicsure on the Green, and is built of Aints, torious ; they were taken off, and Nero supported by stone dug in the neighbour- rushed into his sanctuary. hood. At the western end is a small neat Mr. Wombwell has since matched his porch. The inside of the building is fitted “ Wallace," a ferocious lion, cubbed in up with seats neatly painted, and with 4 Scotland, against six of the best dogs that pews. Tbe communion table is placed at could be found ; his temper being the very the east end, under a window of six com- opposite to that of the gentle Nero. The partments, in two of which, on stained glass, dogs were Tinker, Ball, Billy, Sweep, Turappear the arms of the Bishop of the Dio pin, Tiger. In the 1st round, Tinker and cese, and some others of the munificent Ball were let loose, and both made a gallant

attack;

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[Augattack; the lion having waited for them as enacted in its stead :-" That no person if aware of his foes. He clapped his paw shall acquire a settlement in any parish or upon poor Ball, took Tinker in his teeth, township maintaining its own poor, by or by and deliberately walked round the stage with reason of settling upon, renting, or paying him as a cat would with a mouse. He at parochial rates for any tenement, not being length dropped Tinker, who crawled off the his or her own property, unless such tenestage. The lion then seized Ball by the ment shall consist of a separate and distinet mouth, and played the same game with him dwelling-house or building, or of land, bona as if he had actually been trained to it.- fide rented by such person, in such parish Turpin and Sweep were vanquished in less or township, at and for the sum of 101. a than a minute.- Billy and Tiger next went year at least, for the term of one whole to work, Wallace seized Billy by the loins, year; nor unless such house or building, or and when shaking him, Tiger ran away. land, shall be occupied under such yearly Billy, however, escaped with his life. hiring, and the rent for the same, to the

Aug. 4. A meeting was held of the pa- amount of 10l. actually paid, for the term of rishioners of Kibworth, Leic. (see p. 113), one whole year at least. Sir Henry Halford, bart. in the chair, when A young man, born in the province of it was resolved to apply to the celebrated Champagne, in France, and whose form is architect Mr. Smirke, to superintend the emaciated in a most extraordinary degree, rebuilding of the tower and steeple of the has been purchased for exhibition in this Church,

country, and has been for some time exhiAug. 10. A serious riot took place among biting in London. He is accompanied by the Seamen of Sunderland. The Union his father and stepmother, and he has been Club, who have been at war with the Ship examined by Sir Astley Cooper and other Owners, observing a vessel going out of the anatomical professors, who feel it difficult port laden with coals, and manned with sea- to account for his unnatural affliction. He men not belonging to the port, determined is 28 years old, 5 feet 6 inches high, and on an attack; the principal Ship Owners, grew to his present height when 14 years who had been sworn as special constables, of age, having never had a day's illness, exwent out to protect the vessel, and when cepting a pain in his side, supposed to arise they had neared her they were boarded by from a diseased liver. His face is somewhat near 400 seamen, who threw the Ship Owners cadaverous, but it is when he is disrobed and the crew of the vessel overboard, ex- that his wretched form shocks the spectator : cepting the captain and mate. The rioters his ribs are plainly seen, as is the action of afterwards got up in the rigging. The mili- the heart; the abdomen is greatly wasted, tary (the Dragoons) having arrived, the and the thigh bones merely covered by the riot act was read, which not producing the common integuments, and possess neither desired effect (the mob pelting them with fat nor muscle. He possesses scarcely more stones, &c.), they fired, when five persons muscular power than enables him slightly to were killed. The seamen have since re- elevate the extremities, and it is supposed turned to their duty.

that he could not raise a pound weight in

his hand. On level ground he can walk & LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.

little, but his step-motber is obliged to

carry him up stairs. To the observer he has The fifth Report of his Majesty's Como

the appearance of being wasted by long-conmissioners for building and promoting the tinued

famine, or more dreadful, of some rebuilding of “Additional Churches in popu- animated corpse that has lain for months in lous Parishes," announces that 20 other

à charnel-house. It is said his daily food Churches and Chapels have been completed does not exceed three ounces, and his drink since last Report, by which accommodation is cider. has been provided for 13,631 persons in July 23. At the Mansion-house, a flournews, and for 17,287 poor persons in free factor was charged with having served a seats, making, in the 45 Churches and Cha- baker in the Hackney-road with adulterated pels now completed, a total provision for flour, composed of plaster of Paris. It was 72,578 persons (including 44,313 free seats stated by Mr. W. Clarke, of Apothecaries' for the use of the poor). The Report goes Hall, who analysed the four in question, on to state, that 30 Churches and Chapels that there was very little wheat in it; and are now in progress, and that 20 of these

that there was a great deal of beans and other Churches and Chapels will te completed in things in it, which, although not destructive the course of the present year.—Exchequer to health, were exceedingly stimulating, and Bills already issued to carry the object into unfit for use in bread. Mr. Clarke meneffect, amount to the sum of 645,9001. tioned that adulteration in four was carried

By an Act passed on the 22d of June to a shameful height. He also stated he last, the Act of 59th George III, respect- had lately analysed some caper souchong ing Settlements being gained by renting tea, and found that there was 25 per cent of tenemedis, was repealed, and the following lead ore in it.

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