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cannot fail to constitute a lasting claim on ings of a safe, an honourable, and a permathe gratitude and confidence of a loyal and nent peace. affectionate people.
That the Almighty, the God and Father Grateful to the Almighty Ruler in the of our Lord Jesus Christ, may continue kingdoms of men, we congratulate your to guard the United Kingdom, in all its inRoyal Highness on the security of our na- terests, and that princes of your august tive land, and on the distinguished bless- house may long reign in the hearts of an ings which its inhabitants have enjoyed affectionate and loyal people, are the earamidst all the dangers of that protracted nest prayers of, may it please your Royal war in which we are engaged with a ma- Highness, the ministers of this national lignant and inveterate foe. We rejoice assembly of the Church of Scotland. : that the new species of warfare with which. Signed in our name, in our presence, the oppressor of the continent hath assail- and at our appointment, by ed us, by the hostile measures in which he
ALEX. RANKEN, Moderator. obstinately persists against the commerce Edinburgh, May 18, 1811. of the world, have so little affected the revenue of the United Kingdom; and we VIOLENT STORM.-On the 28th, a trust that, under divine Providence, our violent storm passed over Worcester, resources will prove equal to every public in the afternoon. It came from the exigency, till the arduous contest in which east, and lasted above an hour ; during we are engaged is brought to a happy ter- which period hailstones of an enormination.
mous bulk fell, breaking windows, and We participate warmly in the national
destroying vegetation. The damage feeling, when we contemplate those recent events which inspire the heart of every
is reckoned by some at 50001. and by patriotic Briton with exultation and tri
others is estimated at no less a sum umph. The splendid atchievements of than 10,000). The hailstones perfoour countrymen have in various regions of rated the windows like bullets, leaving the world been crowned with the most round apertures indicative of the force brilliant success. We have seen them with which they were driven against long opposed to the ablest generals and the glass. The'storm, after terrifying best disciplined troops of France; the eyes the inhabitants of Worcester from a of the world have been anxiously directed to the field of conflict, and the result has
quarter past four till half-past five fully displayed the skill of our command
o'clock, passed away to the westward ers, and the invincible bravery of our coun- with equal fury, trymen, decisively proving that a British 30th.-OLD BAILEY.-THE OPERA army, like a British fleet, is the first in the PICKPOCKET.-Thomas Northam, a. world. These successful exertions in the bout 55 years old, was indicted for cause of our suffering allies have increased stealing from the person of William o:r national glory, and exalted us among Richardson, a silver-gilt snuff box, of the kingdoms of the world. It shall be our anxious care to cherish in the people
the value of 101., in the pit of the of Scotland patience under the pressure of
f Opera-house, on Thursday, the 16th those burdens which the circumstances of of May instant. Mr Richardson de. the times render it necessary to impose, posed to the loss of the box, and that attachment to our unequalled constitution, he did not miss it, until Nichols, the and that high spirit of patriotism which Bow-street officer, and Humphreys, we trust will ever rise superior to the dan- had made him acquainted with the fact, gers that may assail us.
that his pocket had been picked Ni. As servants of the Prince of Peace, we deplore the lengthened calamities of war,
chols and Humphreys corroborated and most earnestly supplicate the supreme
that part of the prosecutor's testimo. Disposer of all events to make the success
ny, and added, that they apprehended es, which have crowned the arms of our the prisoner, and found the snuff.box country, the means of restoring the bless- in his pocket, Nichols swore, that he
saw him take the snuff box out of Mr bore 'a very honest one till now, and it Richardson's pocket, having previous- was the first charge he had ever heard ly observed him make two attempts on made against him.-He has carried on the pockets of two other persons be the business of a tailor at the west end fore he was taken into custody. Mr of the town, in a most extensive way, Richardson identified the box ; and these 25 years past. Mr Justice Grose calling on the prisoner to know what he had to say for AGRICULTURAL REPORT.-The gehimself, he made a speech, which con. nial showers through the early part of tained a few phillipics on Bow-street last month, preceded by the dry warm officers (a race of men not very fa- weather in April, have produced a luxvourable to gentlemen of his calling 'uriance of vegetation almost unprececertainly); and then he proceeded to dented in any former year. The wheat account for his having possession of crop has shot up into spindle, clothed the snuff-box. He said, that a respect. with a dark-green broad flag, always able surgeon, and a most particular ac- indicative of a large productive ear. quaintance of his, was in the pit of the The barley has also run into spindle, Opera on that night, and had a snuff- from the most luxuriant appearance on box exactly corresponding with that the curl. T'he rains have brought up got by the officers in his possession, the latter sown, the whole of which and seeing it lying on the seat where has the most fruitful appearance, and his friend had just been, and which he promises to be a very full crop. Oats had just left, he took it up to keep are also equally promising upon every for him, knowing him to be a very species of soil. Beans are getting finely thoughtless man; and that he had into bloom; and peas are free from the been attending yesterday and this day fly. Winter tares, and all the soiling until the moment that the trial was tribe, are most productive. The young called on, to shew his box, and prove clovers, sainfoin, and every species of that it was like the box in question; natural and artificial grasses, are in the and that he was at the Opera-house most forward and promising state, The on the night mentioned in the indict. orchards have gone finely off the bloom. ment. The prisoner further stated. The hops are strong on the blue. Every that he was in the habit of frequent- vegetable production is in the most foring the Opera-house twenty-five years, ward and promising state. and other places of fashionable enter F ASHIONS. For the out-door cos. tainment, and never had a slur cast up- tume, short pelisses in sarsnet, trimmed on his character before. In short, that with Mechlin lace, with lace capes, he was a master tradesman, and car- made to meet in front, and fitting the rying on business most extensively and shape with the most minute exactness, profitably, could not be supposed ca. confined to the waist with elastic bands, pable of having recourse to thieving made on the same plan as the glove. for increasing an income already in. tops were formerly, and fastened with dependent.He called some two or cope de perle clasps ; pelisses also in three persons (who also said that they black or white lace, or soft mull mus. themselves were master tradesmen) to lins, lined with pale primrose or celesgive him a character; and the judge tial blue sarsnets, are much approved. having summed up, the jury, without Mantles, extremely short, hardly ex. delay, brought in a verdict of Guilty. ceeding the bounds of a large tippet, One of the jurors knew him, and be made to sit plain on the back, and coning sworn as to his character, said he fined in to the waist behind; and lace
cloaks with a small satin under tippet, lets, broaches, or even combs, have apso formed as to cover the neck and peared upon them. The hair is worn shoulders, which would otherwise be dressed in full flat curls over the face, too much exposed to the sun and air, twisted behind, the ends brought for. make up the list of the several varie. ward and blended with the front hair. ties which we have to offer in this class The gloves are worn very short; the of dress. A new satin has lately been fans are increasing in size ; trains are produced, which has the appearance of more laid aside through convenience being crimped small, or ribbed; this than fashion. The prevailing colours has a very pleasing effect when made for the season are yellow, primrose, up into bonnets, and is of the newest pink, lilac, straw, and blue celeste. invention. Morning and walking dress. Feathers in full dress were never so es are made high in the neck, with col universal. lars, in the form of a pelisse, buttoned from the throat to the feet with small raised buttons, much intermixed with lace. These dresses are deservedly much approved, as, in addition to their
JUNE. simple and graceful form, they possess all the convenience, and answer every 1st.-- PLYMOUTH..-About 3 o'clock end of the pelisse, by the trifling addie yesterday morning, an extraordinary tion of a silk pelerine or handkerchief; phenomenon appeared at this place : others are made high in the neck, with- the sea suddenly fell to the depth of out collars, in the Roman form. For from four to eight feet, and rose again home, or dinner dresses, mull or striped in the same proportion, which conti. muslins, plain sarsnets, opera nets, fi- nued at intervals until seven o'clock, gured gauzes, are the most appropri- during which period the merchant ves. ate; and the form either high in the sels in Catwater and Sutton Pool were Deck, after the costume of the Ro- observed to be greatly agitated, those mans, or low in the back, nearly strip- in the former harbour dragging their ped off the shoulders, and cut round anchors and drifting in various direcand moderately high on the bosom. In tions: two of them lost their bowsprits full or evening dress, the bosoms of by running foul of each other during the dresses are cut something lower, the great swell (one of which is the the back and shoulders still more ex- Busy revenue cutter), and others reposed; the sleeves are worn invariably ceived damage, but not to any extent ; short and plain; the necks are either those in Sutton Pool were afloat and trimmed with a simple chenille trim- aground in the short space of five mi.. ming, or beads; but if with lace, it nutes, the water falling and rising full must be Mechlin, and full two nailgeleven feet in that short period. In deep, set on full. Twilled silks are no Hamoaze, at nine o'clock, the tide longer even candidates for approba- suddenly stopped at about half flood, tion, it is so generally allowed that and ebbed more than six inches, then they cast a shade over the complexion flowing again a full hour; ebbed a sewhich makes them extremely unbeco. cond time in like manner, and afterming. It is a singularity, however, wards rose to the usual time of high worthy of remark, that, for this last water. This extraordinary event at fortnight, our younger belles have de- first caused some alarm among the clined the aid of any ornament what- spectators, some of whom remembered ever, neither necklace, ear-rings, brace. a similar phenomenon to have taken
VOL. IV. PART II.
place at the time of the great and aw-' character of libel. When Mr Manners ful earthquake at Lisbon ; and it is applied to him to conduct his defence feared that some event of a like nature in this case, he advised him to apply has occasioned this extraordinary phe. elsewhere, as he was the very worst nomenon. The winds have for these person to vindicate any thing in the last few days been very variable: on shape of a libel. He had declined doWednesday it blew a gale from the S. ing so, and now he (Mr Garrow) found W. and W.; on the following day, a it impossible that he should succeed in gale from the E., which ceased about persuading the jury that the articles in twelve o'clock on Thursday night ; question were not libellous. and from that time to the event taking The jury immediately found the deplace, the winds were light and change- fendant Guilty. able.
DEATH OF LORD VISCOUNT MEL2d.-Court of King's BENCH.- VILLE.--The Right Honourable VisThe King v. Manners. Mr Park stated count Melville, Baron Dunira, expired, this to be an indictment against George in the course of Tuesday night, at the Manners, Esq., editor of a periodical house of his son-in-law and nephew, publication called the Satirist, for a li. the Lord Chief Baron, and was found bel, published in two different numbers dead in bed on Wednesday morning. of that work, against William Hallett, As he was uniformly in the habit of Esq., a gentleman of property and rising at seven, his servant, surprised character, lately residing in the neigh. at his not appearing, went in at eight. bourhood of Southampton, but now Receiving no answer to his call, he of Somersetshire, of which he was a opened the curtains, and discovered magistrate. The libellous publica. his lordship lying perfectly lifeless, tions imputed to the prosecutor cruel- with his head resting on one arm, and ty towards his own sister, who, it was the other extended on the bed clothes. alleged, he allowed to remain in prison No symptoms of pain or agitation apfor a small debt,-injustice to his cre- peared, nor could any be discovered by ditors, and cowardice. There could examination of the most skilful physibe little doubt as to the libellous ten- cians. Apoplexy is supposed to have dency of the publications, and all that been the cause of this very unexpected would be necessary for him would be catastrophe. His lordship had been in to prove the publication, and that the his usual state of health for some time defendant was the editor of it.
preceding, and had attended, occasionMr Garrow addressed the jury on ally, the General Assembly during its the part of the defendant, whom he sitting. He was deeply affected at the represented as a gentleman of family death of his respected friend the Presiand education, who, having embarked denț, whose funeral he was to attend on that dangerous sea of political li- the succeeding day, and expressed his terary discussion, in which men were apprehension that the scene would be so apt to allow their zeal to get the a trying one, and bear strong upon his better of their judgment, had so far feelings. On the character of this forgotten himself as to allow a portion , eminent statesman, the steady friend of the same spirit to creep into an are of Mr Pitt, and firm supporter of all ticle of a more private nature, to which his measures, the history of this counhe had been prevailed on to give a try for the last 28 years, distinguished place in his publication. He (Mr by so many important events, forms Garrow) could not deny that the ar- the best comment. His political conticles complained of partook of the duct was manly and decisive ; warm
and sincere in his attachments, he was In 1803, he was created Viscount equally open and intrepid in his oppo. Melville and Baron Dunira ; he was a sition
Privy Councillor, Lord Privy Seal, His lordship was upwards of 70 Governor of the Bank of Scotland, years of age. He entered advocate &c. His lordship was the youngest in 1763, and his first promotion was son of the Right Honourable Robert to be one of the assessors of Edin. Dundas, Lord President of the Court burgh. He was afterwards an Advo. of Session, by Miss Gordon, daughter cate-Depute and Solicitor-General ; of Sir William Gordon of Gordonston, and in 1775, on Sir James Montgo. Bart. He was twice married, first, to mery being made Lord Chief Baron, Miss Rannie, daughter of Captain Ranhe succeeded him as Lord Advocate, nie, of Melville, by whom he has one which place he occupied till 1783. son, Robert, (now Viscount Melville) He was elected a member for the coun- President of the Board of Controul, ty of Edinburgh in 1774, in which he and member of Parliament for the continued for several sessions of Par- county of Edinburgh, who married liament, and résigned it in favour of Miss Saunders, and has children ; and the present Lord Chief Baron, when three daughters, the eldest of whom he represented the city of Edinburgh was married to Mr Drummond, and till 1803, in which year he was advan. afterwards to Mr Strange, both bankced to the peerage.
e rs in London; the second married His lordship was appointed Trea- her cousin, the present Lord Chief surer of the Navy in the year 1782, Baron ; and the third is married to under the late Marquis of Lansdown, the Honourable George Abercromby. then Earl of Shelburne, in which of- The two youngest daughters have fafice he continued until the dissolution milies. of the administration. In December A separation having taken place be1783, when Mr Pitt became prime tween his lordship and his wife, he minister, on the overthrow of the coa- married again Lady Jean Hope, daugh. lition, he was again appointed to the ter of the late and sister to the present same situation, which he held till the Lord Hopetoun, but has left no issue resignation of Mr Pitt in 1801, along by this marriage. with the office of President of the His lordship was a tall and wellBoard of Controul, and principal Se- made man, an acute, argumentative, cretary of State. The last public si- and ready speaker ; in private society tuation which he held was that of first a most agreeable companion, and greatLord of the Admiralty, in which he ly beloved by the numerous circle of was affable in his manners and easy of his friends. access, and on this account gave gene. It is remarkable that Lord Melville ral satisfaction to those who had buši. died on the birth-day of his revered ness to transact at his office. While friend, Mr Pitt. Treasurer of the Navy, he devised se- FUNERAL OF LORD PRESIDENT veral improvements in the details of BLAIR. This solemn and impressive the office, which have been found of ceremony took place on Wednesday. great service; and in particular, his At twenty minutes before one the pro. regulations in regard to the payment cession moved from the Parliamentof seamen's wages, have contributed square, Edinburgh, and having reachmuch to the comfort of these brave ed his lordship’s house, the body was men.
brought out, and the procession then