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ordered the defendant to pay the full Highness, accompanied by Lords amount of the plaintiff's demand, to. Moira, Dundas, and Keith, arrived in gether with full costs of suit.
the Palace-yard of St James's in his The Royal Navy Asylum, at Green carriage. The guard of the day was wich, under the patronage of govern. drawn out, with the colours flying, ment, is now nearly finished, and has and the drums and fifes playing. The a very elegant appearance when view. Prince was received with the same hoed from Greenwich Hospital. It is nours as his Majesty would have been. at present calculated to contain 1000 His Royal Highness proceeded up the children, but it is proposed to extend grand staircase, and entered the royal the establishment to 2000.
closet. He took his seat in the front 30th.--A fatal pugilistic contest of the right side, when the service of took place on Wednesday se’nnight, at the day commenced, which was read Rollestone, near Burton-upon-Trent, by the Rev. Mr Pridden, as was the in the county of Stafford. On the litany by the Rev. Mr Hayes. On preceding evening, Charles Beale, ai the Bishop of London (the dean of farmer, from Stretton, and Stringer the chapel,) and the Rev. Mr Holmes Tonks, a basket-maker, of Repton, (the sub-dean) entering the altar to having quarrelled, agreed to meet the read the communion service, they turnnext day at Rollestone, to decide their ed to the royal closet, and made obei. dispute. The constable of the parish sance to the Prince, in the same manwas present as stake holder. The com- ner that they would have done if the batants fought with a determination King had been there. The sermon was and courage seldom witnessed, until preached by the Rev. Mr Madley, from the 31st round, when Tonks struck the 4th chapter of the Acts of the Beale a dreadful blow under the ear, Apostles, and 12th verse :-"Neither and death terminated the fight. is there salvation in any other : for
31st.-QUALIFICATION OF THE RE- there is none other name under HeaGENT.-On Saturday it was communi. ven given among men, whereby we cated at the Lord Chamberlain's office, must be saved." and to those who have the manage- After which the anthem of “ God ment of the Chapel Royal, that it was is our hope and strength," was sung. the intention of his Royal Highness At the conclusion of the anthem, the the Prince of Wales to receive the sa. organist struck up a solemn voluntary crament yesterday at the Chapel Royal, on the organ; and at a quarter past St James's, agreeably to the directions two o'clock his Royal Highness deof the bill, to qualify him to take up- scended from the royal closet, followon himself the office of Regent. It ed by the above three noble lords up was signified that it was his Royal the aisle of the chapel; his Royal High. Highness's wish to be received in as ness took his seat under the canopy, private a manner as possible ; however, and the three lords took their seats on it was thought some preparation was the opposite side of the altar. The necessary, and a number of workmen dean, after taking the sacrament himwere employed to affix a crimson velvet self, administered it to his Royal Highcanopy at the left side of the altar, ness, to the three noble lords, and Mr which was always prepared when their Madley, who had preached. At the Majesties were in the habit of attend. conclusion of the service, the dean ing at that chapel to receive the sacra. bowed to his Royal Highness, who ment.
then left the altar; and when he got About twelve o'clock, his Royal into the aisle, he turned and bowed to
the dean and sub-dean, as did the no- ascertained that the stays and other ble lords. On his Royal Highness's property had been stolen from a shop leaving the chapel to get into his car- in Cranbourn-alley, which had been riage, he was received with the same broken open a short time since ; they military honours as when he entered ; in consequence returned to the house, and the yard was nearly filled with when they found the occupier had abspectators, who greeted his Royal sconded : they, however, seized the Highness with acclamations, and cheer stays, &c., and they have since been ed him with huzzas as he left it. identified as the same stolen from the
On Monday morning, as the cap- shop in Cranbourn-alley. A relative tain of a Dutch vessel, which had of the pretended pastry.cook has been wrecked on her passage from Os- since applied to the stay-maker, offer. tend, was enquiring his way in West- ing him a sum of money not to appear minster for the Alien office, he unfor- against his relative, for which he has tunately enquired of some sharpers, been held to bail. who informed him he was too early to On Friday last, a servant girl of obtain a passport, the office not being Lieut. Col. Kents, at the army depot, open; and prevailed on him to go with Isle of Wight, poisoned herself by tathem into a public house in Charles- king arsenic. It appeared in evidence street, where they were joined, as usual, she was five months with child, and it by another of their gang; and contri is thought she only meant to destroy ved by play, and borrowing money, to the child. She told the surgeon who defraud him of 351.
attended her she took it on purpose to On Tuesday, four women and two destroy herself. The jury, after a few men, concerned in the robbery of Mr minutes consideration, returned a vera Read, the jeweller, in Jermyn-street, un- dict of felo-de-se, and she was buried derwent an examination before Mr Col- in the high-road near the barracks. quhoun, at Queen-square office, when • A family, consisting of an elderly it appeared in evidence, that a search woman, two smart young females, and warrant had been obtained against a a servant, who lately occupied a house house kept by a man near St Ann's at Richmond-place, Brighton, has sudChurch, which had the appearance of denly disappeared, leaving all their bills a pastry-cook's shop, where it was with between twenty and thirty tradessuspected some of Mr Read's jewel- people (some of which are to a consilery-goods had been sold. On search- derable amount) undischarged. They ing, about a hundred pairs of stays went by the name of Hill. were found, also quantities of jean and The following ludicrous circumcalico ; but none of the articles stolen stance occurred on Tuesday week at from Mr Read's shop. There was Bristol :-A couple of Jews being apvery little appearance of the regular prehended in the act of stealing several trade of a pastry-cook being carried articles from the stable of the White on, but there were strong suspicions of Hart Inn, were hauled into the yard its being used as a receptacle for stolen bytwo stout fellows, whither the whole property. The master of the house fraternity of the currycomb were imstated the stays and other goods to mediately summoned. The long beards be the property of a bankrupt ; with of these disciples were then stuck towhich statement the officers executing gether with pitch (their hands being the warrant were satisfied, and did not previously tied behind them ;) and take the man into custody. In a short while thus face to face, a profusion of time after they left the house, they snuff, mixed with hellebore, was admi. nistered, which caused them to sneeze ly round with a rich stamped velvet, in such a manner, that by the frequent lined with the same colour. A bonnet and violent bobbing of noses one against to correspond, with stamped velvet the other, a copious stream of blood flower in front. Shoes of black or issued from either nostril, while the en- grey kid ; gloves of the same.-Evenraged culprits were kicking and caper. ing Dress.-An amber-colour crape ing about in all directions.
dress, with long sleeves, and frock waist,
tied with white ribband; slashed SpaAGRICULTURAL REPORT.--The nish front, let in with satin of the same very severe weather of last month has, colour, ornamented with white beads; in some degree, injured the turnips and on the back of the dress is worn a dra. the brassica species ; but, although pery of amber-colour satin hanging short in its duration, it has rendered over the shoulders in front, or tied in the most important advantages to agri. a bow behind, which either way forms culture, by destroying the larvæ in the a pretty finish to the dress. It is pidus of the slug and insect tribes, that made just to touch the ground behind, commit great depredations upon the and is bordered with a rich satin of the tender plants in the spring. The flag same colour, edged with beads. This of the young wheats has, in exposed truly elegant dress is worn over a white situations, changed its colour from a satin slip. The cap is composed of livid green to russet brown; but the amber-plated ribband and lace, edged plant has received no injury, not even with Vandyke lace, tied in a bow on the latest sown. The young clovers the left side, with amber flower in and grasses have changed colour from front. Necklace and ear-rings of pearl. the same cause, but without their roots Amber satin shoes; white kid gloves; being in the least injured. The se- tippet of Swansdown.--Walking Dress. vere frost has had the best effect on -A round high morning robe of camtenacious soils, by giving them a me- bric, with deep full trimmed collar. chanical arrangement (highly condu- A Swedish coat of lead-coloured cloth, cive to the fructification of the ensuing or black velvet, trimmed entirely round spring crops,) by enlarging the inter. with Swansdown or blue fur. A stices to permit the water to percolate Spanish pelerine of the same, fastened freely, and facilitate the progress of the in front of the throat with a motherspreading roots. The return of mild of pearl broach ; clasps to correspond weather is also very acceptable, on ac. for the bottom of the waist. A travel. count of the scarcity of cattle food, as ler's hat of black or grey velvet, or it will not only prevent an increasing cloth, turned up on the left side with consumption, but will bring forward a shell ornament. Half-boots of grey the early spring crops for soiling, cloth, laced and bound with black which have become such valuable re- velvet. sources in modern agriculture.
FASHIONS.-Carriage Dress. Gown of black Italian gauze worn over white, with long sleeves made high in
FEBRUARY the neck, with antique ruff a-la Queen Elizabeth, ornamented round the bot. Ist.We are sorry to state a most tom with a grey fossed silk triming. daring robbery was committed a few A mantle of French grey satin, with nights since by some villains, who forcollar fastened on the right shoulder med a raft, and crossed the moat which with black broach, and trimmed entire. surrounds Leeds Castle, the seat of
General Martin ; procuring the boat, who, in order to avoid danger, gave they rowed round, and getting in at the whip to his horse, and made him the window of the kitchen, proceeded start into a canter. As soon as he to the butler's pantry, taking a quan- reached the man, the fellow made a tity of plate; and would have carried snatch at the bridle of the horse, and off more had they not been disturbed. called to Mr H. to stop ; but the
2d. The question of privilege, swiftness of the animal occasioned the which caused the exclusion of strangers man to miss his hold.. Thus disap on Thursday in the House of Lords, pointed, he exclaimed “ D-n him, I related to Lady Lecale, the widow of have missed him ;” and at the same Lord Lecale, an Irish baron, and bro- instant aimed a blow at Mr Hobson, ther of the late Duke of Leinster with a cudgel which he had in his Her ladyship resides in the west end hand; but, luckily, hit him rather of the town, and was lately arrested smartly on the shoulder only. Mr H. for a certain sum of money. Mr Flash- escaped further injury, and thought man, of Ely-place, had been employed himself, by continuing to canter away, as attorney on the part of the plaintiff, free from danger; when, at the other and one Isaacs, a bailiff, carried the end of the swamp, he perceived another process into execution. Upon this fellow standing in the middle of the statement being communicated to the road, who, as soon as he thought Mr House of Lords, they considered it a Hobson within a sure reach, dischar. breach of the privileges of the peerage, ged at him the contents of a pistol, and the attorney and bailiff were or- which providentially missed him. dered to be taken into custody, and COURT OF KING's BENCH.-The were brought to the bar of their Lord. King v. P. Finnerty. The judge ships' House. We understand their ment of the court being moved against Lordships' judgment to have been, the defendant, who stood convicted that the attorney and bailiff be dis- of a libel upon Lord Castlereagh, charged upon payment of their fees. Mr Finnerty appeared, and the libel The lady is related to one of the first being read, which appeared in the families in Ireland; the sum for which Morning Chronicle, Mr Clifford, for she was arrested was 481.
the defendant, stated he had some affiOn Friday se'nnight, Mr Hobson, davits to put in. Finnerty, however, of Skendleby, went in his gigto Louth, interrupted Mr Clifford, and wished to pay a pretty considerable sum of to ask whether, if he were assisted money. His business detained him by counsel in the former parts of the rather late, so that it was quite dark case, he was precluded from address. when he set out on his return home. ing them himself? The court said, When he had got out about four miles, he either appeared by counsel, or he at a part of the road called Manners- did not. If he appeared by counsel, lane, he perceived a man standing just he could not be heard himself. Finoutside of the rut. It should be ob- nerty replied, that he then wished to served, that hereabout the road passes be considered as not appearing by through a kind of swamp for 40 or 50 counsel. He put in a long affidavit, yards, which, particularly at this sea- which was partly read, when the furson of the year, prevents carriages from ther reading was interrupted by the quitting the track on the rampart. court. The affidavit itself was of a The circumstance, therefore, of a man most violent sort ; it included in it standing as we have described, created copies of affidavits of a number of a suspicion in the mind of Mr Hobson, persons made in Ireland, and arraign
ed the whole conduct of government, clasp-knife in his hand, whilst in the act during the time that Lord Castle. of preventing one of his children from reagh was in administration in Ire taking hold of it, incautiously threw land. The court at length said, that it from him, when it penetrated the this was an aggravation of the libel. temple of an infant lying in its mother's They could not go into an investiga. lap, and caused its death in a few hours. tion of the general conduct of govern- A few evenings since, as Mrs Shement at any particular period; they ridan was coming to town in her car. must confine themselves to the trans- riage from Barnes to her house in action stated on the record.
Queen-street, Mayfair, a portmanteau, Mr Finnerty stated, that he had ac- containing lace, silk, and valuable arcused Lord Castlereagh of misconduct ticles, to a considerable amount, was and oppression in his official situation, cut from behind the carriage, with and therefore it was open to him to go which the robbers made their escape. into an investigation of his public con- The French papers mention the duct.
death of Nicholai, the celebrated Prus· Mr Garrow said, he unwillingly in- sian author. He edited the Biblioterfered ; but it appeared to him, that theque Universelle, from 1764 to 1792. the course which the defendant was From the multiplicity of his works, pursuing might be attended with the and the influence which his opinions most mischievous consequences. He once had among the German literati, was justifying a libel in the gross, by he was nick-named the God of Paper an accumulation of libels, in the shape and the Idol of Philosophers. of an affidavit. The moment this af- Oxford is about to experience some fidavit was upon the files, the defend very considerable improvements. A ant, or any body else, might publish great number of indifferent houses, beit, as part of the proceedings in the longing to Christ's and Brazen-Nose cause, and the prosecutor could have Colleges, are, on the early expiration of no remedy.
the present leases, to be pulled down, · Mr Finnerty disclaimed any such and the streets in their neighbourhood intention, and said he was unjustly ac- are to be widened, &c. It is also procused in the supposition.
posed to open a grand avenue to Lord Ellenborough said, the court Christ's College, by throwing down could not suffer its files to be polluted the nest of dirty houses which at pre- . by the admission of such an affidavit. sent obscure its front. He advised the defendant to withdraw 5th.-COURT OF KING's BENCH.it, and the court would forget that The King v. Peter Finnerty. This such a one had ever been presented; defendant was brought up on the moat least, he thought the defendant had tion of the Attorney-General. He better resort to some professional ad. this day addressed the bench, and said, vice, and not present an affidavit which that, in compliance with the advice of must do him harm, but rather one that the Lord Chief Justice, he had amend. should be beneficial to him.
ed his affidavit, and expunged from it, After some observations from Mr according to the best of his judgment, Finnerty and the counsel on the other all the parts to which objection had side, Mr Finnerty agreed to withdraw been taken on the last day he appearhis affidavit, and he was committed, ed before their lordships. He then and ordered to be brought up again on put in his affidavit, but it was found Thursday next.
to be still so objectionable, and con4th.--A few days ago, a labourer taining so much irrelevant matter, that at Cara, near Dursley, having a sharp it ras ordered to be entirely reject