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dered as equal, if not superior, to the most ac- i dotes, without end, have been disseminating abont knowledged adepts of Newmarket. He rode him; many of which are false, and most of them himself in all liis principal matches, and was the exaggerated; but no man ever contrived to make rival, in that branch of reputation, of the most so inuch of life as be appears to have done. When eminent professional jockies. His famous match ll his eye (for he had but one) was grown dim, and with the Duke of Hamilton, the father of the his hearing almost gone, he did not lose his spi. last nobleman of that title, and that of the ma rits, or fail in making efforts to enjoy what little chine, which bore his own name, were long dis was left him. He had long lived secundem artinguished articles in the annals of Newmarket, tem; and the prolongation of his life ipay be and are not yet forgotten. He blended, however, attributed to the precautionary practice. The his pursuits of the turf with the more elegant || predominant feature of the Duke of Queensattainments of high life, and was long considered | bury's character was, to use a common phrase, as the first figure in the brilliant circles of fa- ll to do what be liked, without caring who was sbion. He was the model in dress, equipage, | pleased or displeased at it. His wealth was and manners, for all those who aspired to supe-|| enormous and accumulating; but little is known riority in exterior appearances. After he had | of any private disposition of it. His charities quitted the turf, and had succeeded to the Queens
ll at Richmond were, indeed, considerable, and his berry titles and estates, his life has been distin occasional contributions for national purposes guished by little but his enjoyments, in which were noble ones; and that is all we have heard be continued to indulge himself while the facnl. of his private or public benevolence. We can, ties of receiving gratification from them re therefore, conclude this article with no otber ob. mained. His constant residence, and the scene servation than, that he reached an age beyond of his pleasure, was London or its vicinity. Scot the common allotment of man, and was one of the land he seldom, if ever, visited. His house at most wealthy subjects of the British empire.-Amesbury, in Wiltshire, the work of Inigo Jones, The last Will of this venerable Peer, wbo, after aud ibe classical mansion of a former period, he seven days illness, died without a groan, on the has let, if it he not sold; and his country plea 23d of December, in the 85th year of his age, sures were found in his villa at Richmond, which has been opened, and read in the presence of the he had fitted up in a style of snperior elegance. nearest of the noble relatives now in London; it There he occasionally lived in splendour, till the will cot be proved by the Executors in the Comfolly of the inhabitants, by making a vexatious | mons for some days to come. This curious tesa claim at law to a few yards of ground, which, tament of bequests to so vast an amount, is loaded, unconscious of any invasion of parocbial rights, it seems, with codicils, and counter-codicils, to a he had taken into his enclosure, determined him
|| most embarrassing extent, and being all in the to quit a place where he considered himself as ll hand-writing of the testata
hand-writing of the testator, were in some latter hasing been gressly insulted, and to which, in I instances not easily to be decyphered. In so csvarious ways, he liad been an ample benefactor. pricious a disposal and revocation of his bequests, Lotterly be lived alloyether in Piccadilly, where some will find themselves unexpectedly noticed, his figure was daily visible in his halcony, and while a greater number may experience a mora had become familiar to every one who was in the || tifying disappointment, several of whom, who habit of passing through that great metropolitan || knew themselves liberally pensioned in the body thoroughfare. He was appointed Lord of the of the Will, being codicilled down to a moiety Bedchamber to his Majesty on his coming to the l of the donation looked for. The following stand throne; but in consequence of the part he took | amongst the principal bequests, viz.-To Lord in the question of the Regency in 1789, his name Douglas, 100,000l - The Earl of Yarinouth, for is not to be seen in the Royal Housebold after his life, and that of Lady Yarmouth, and then to that period. He was invested with the Green descend to their issile male, 150,0001. the two Ribbon in the year 1764, and at the time of his honses in Piccadilly, and the villa at Richmond, death was the senior Knight of the Order of the with all their furniture. His Lordship is also Thistle. He was never married. In the early named residuary legatee, by which it is supposed part of his life he proposed marriage to Miss Pel that he will eventually derive a further sum of ham, the daughter of Mr. Pelhain, then Secre 200,0001.–The Duchess of Somerset 10,000l. iniary of State, and the niece of the Duke of New- || dependent of the Duke.--Countess of Dunmore, castle, then first Lord of the Treasury; but whe 10,0001.-Lady Ann Hamilton, 10,000.- Lady ther his fortune was not at that time thought suf Hamilton, 500l. per annum, and 1,000l. By a ficient, or his general habits disapproved, lois snit former codicil it stood 1,000l. per annum, and was rejected. The circumstances of this propo 2,0001.--General Charles Crawford, 10,000.sal and rejection were, at the time, a very general General R. W. Crawford, 500l. per annum and interesting topic of consideration among the Mr. James, 5,0001.--Monsieur Pere Elezee (the higher circles. The lady preceded her lover but French Surgeon) 5,0001.- Hon. General Richard a few years, and unmarried, to that state, where Fitzpatrick, 500l. per annum for life. In a former there is neither barrying vor giving in marriage. codicil it stood 10,0001.-Governors of the Lock The Duke of Queensbury has obviously been for Hospital, 35,000l.-Governors of St. George's, many years a subject of continual remark. Anec- ditto, 15,0001.Governors of Middlesex, ditto, 10,0001.- The Checque Clerk at Mr. Coutes's career, and he was the rightful inheritor of that Bank, who kept his Grace's account, 600l. per excellent actor's range of characters, and was, inannum.-The Duke has made the most liberal deed, capable of assuming parts which Woodprovision for all his inale domestics; but, strange ward would have been incapable of representing, to say, he has omitted to mention Mr. Fuller, such, for instance, as Falkland, in the Rivals, a his apothecary, in his will, who slept by his hed- | part which Mr. Lewis rendered very prominent in side every night for the last six years of his life, that humourous comedy, and which he supported nor, with all his partiality for the sex, has he re- ll with all requisite ease and sensibility. There was ' membered his housekeeper, or any other female an original air of spirit, gaiety, and whim, in? domestic servant of his establishment. Besides Mr. Lewis's manner, which not only enabled his extensive landed estates, he has died forth albim to display the general round of stock characmillion sterliog of other disposable property. ters, as they were called, of the legitimate Drama,
Mr. LEWIS, THE ACTOR.-The public we are with great skill, but which induced O'Keefe, convinced, will bear with much regret, that this and other dramatic writers of the present day, toGentleman, who has so often afforded them plea- design parts entirely for the purpose of drawing sore, made his awful exit from the stage of life forth his peculiar talents, and affording scope for on Saturday Jan. 12, at his house, in West-the exuberance of his humour. Indeed, it may bourne-place, Sloane-square, London. He was be truly said, that many productions of the prein the 63d year of his age. As a comic actor he sent day were indebted for the favour with whicla was certainly at the head of his profession, for they were received, wholly to the whim, gaiety, the whole of that period in which he was on the land original humour with which he supported London stage. He had acquired considerable the principal characters. But the powers of Mr. fame as a Comedian before he ventured upon the Lewis were not confined to comedy.--He was a boards of the great metropolis of the British Em-, very respectable actor in the tragic province, and pire. He made his first appearance in London we are iussured, that the excellence he displayed at Covent-Garden Theatre, about the year 1774, in Mrs. Hannah Moore's tragedy of Percy, proin the part of the West Indian, which he ropre cured lin the warm approbation of Garrick himsented with so much ease, sprigltliness, and hu self. But thongh Mr. Lewis distinguished him. mour, that he fixed his reputation on his first ap self so much in what may be called the farcical pearance, and made such a progress in public fa- characters of comedy, his private life was marked vour, that he was, during the whole of his career, by ever domestic virtue. The immediate canse the most popular Comedian in his day. From of his death was a fever on the chest, and he had the characters which he generally assumed, and only been confined to his hed a week, before his from his well-bred manners in private life, he family and numerous train of friends had the soon acquired the designation of Gentleman misfortune 10 be deprived of him. It was merreLewis, to distingnish him from Lee Lewis, who rally supposed that Mr. Lewis was a native of generally represented parts of a less elegant de Ireland, but we are assured that he was born iir seription. Mr. Lewis came upon the London the Principalily of Wales. hoards just as poor Woodward was closing his
PROVINCIALS. INCLUDING REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES, &c.
IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
ll deavoured, by means of a pair of scissars, 10 dig On the 28th of December, as Mr. Hutton, con- | boles in the side of the pit, to facilitate his ascentractor for supplying Dartmoor prison with but sion, and had got within a few feet of the surface, cher's meat, was returning from Tavistock market when the earth giving way, he was again plunged in the evening, baving dismounted to refresh his into the dark abyss. He remained in this dread. horse at a rivulet, it being dark, the animal es
ful situation until the Friday following, when he caped from him, and in endeavouring to recover
was discovered by a labourer, who was passing it, Mr. H. misged his way, and was precipitated
by; ropes were immediately procured, by which, into an old lead shaft, upwards of 68 feet deep;
he was soon released from his perilous situation, but there being several feet of water in the bot | and is now perfectly recovered. tom, his fall was in some measure broken. On
LANCASHIRE. rising to the surface, Mr. H. laid bold of one of Lately, as tbe Mail, on its way from Preston to the cross pieces, on which he supported himself; || Manchester, was changing horses at Chorley, at and he plainly heard the passengers conversing twelve at night, the fresh horses having been pist on the turnpike road; but his efforts to make | to, coachee went to fetch some straw to sit upon. knows his situation proving ineffectual, he en- || when the horses sct off, in spite of the coachman,
guard, and three passengers; the coachman fol- il to their great sorrow, it was gone; when, seeing lowed on foot, and the guard and passengers in the cat in the room, they had no doubt but sbe a post-chaise. The horses steadily pursued their must have been the devourer. course until they arrived at Red-bank Brow, one The following singular accident occurred latemile from Chorley, where they stopped, as is ly, at Dell Hole Pond, near Chichester. A man asual, while one of the wheels is locked. Here il employed in the stables belonging to the Swan a conntryman on the road called out to be taken Imu, in that city, on the return of a two-wheel up, and thinking the coachman was inside, seated chaise from Arundel, about two o'clock in the himself in the guard's rostrum, and crying go morning, took it to the above pond, for the puron" off went the horses again down bill at full pose of watering the horse, and washing the spred, never stopping before they arrived at the carriage; but having neglected to unhook the Elephant and Castle, four miles further, where bearing rein, he found himself disappointed in the coach has constantly occasion to stay a short his first object, and (still unmindful of the true time; the countryman then alighted, and pro cause) supposing it procceded froin the horse's ceeded to invite the coachman to a glass, when
disinclination to drink in a shallow situation, all he found inside was the fourth passenger, who
drove hinn further into the pond, where, by had been asleep all the time. The animals had! means of the reins in his hand, he forced his passed several carts and waggons on the way. nose into the water, and, incredible as it may apLINCOLNSHIRE.
pear, there kept it, until the poor animal was Stamford, December 23.--Yesterday Milton,
actually suffocated. who recently wagered 3001. against 5001, that he
SHROPSHIRE. would ride from the end of Dover-street, Picea Ludlow, December 21.--Tbis retired residence dilly a distance of go miles) to this town, in five is to-day all in a bustle, on account of our new hours, completed his extraordinary undertaking guest, Lucien Bonaparte. His arrival took place three-quarters of an hour within the time al yesterday afternoon, on the fourth day after leavlowed! He started from Dover-street at two ing Plymouih, from which this place is rather minutes past eight o'clock yesterday morning, more than two hundred miles distant. He was and arrived at the George and Angel Inn in this Il accompanied by Mr. Mackenzie, two other genplace at exactly seventeen minutes past twelve. tlemen, and three servants, occupying two chaises When it is considered that Mr. Wilton weighs | and four. His fainily left Plymouth three days fourteen stone, and that in consequence of his after him, and are coming on by easy journies of horses being inisplaced he was obliged to ride one | thirty-miles a day. The presence of so remarkborse upwards of fifteen miles, this may, per- | able a stranger attracted to the inn an unusual haps, be proclaimed one of the most wonderful concourse of people, who are now following him feats ever recorded in the annals of horseman and Mr. Mackenzie with great eagerness in their ship. One of the horses was completely knocked walk round the Castle. Lymore House, near up before he had gone four miles. Mr. Milton, || Montgomery, his intended residence, requiring when be reached Stamford, appeared very little considerable repairs, Lord Powis is occupied in fatigued.
preparing for him another of his seats, five miles SUSSEX.
from this, called Stone House, and an Officer A wonderful circumstance occurred at Mr. ll (Colonel Drury) is gone there to report, officially, Street's, in the parish of Goring. A partridge's on its fitness for the residence of this conspicuous egg was given to one of his daughters, on the prisoner. But it is expected that Lucien will goth of January last; she, with particular care, remain for a week or ten days at this place, the put it into a small trunk, with divers articles, beauty of our environs appearing to attract bis and there it remained till the 12th of Noveinber attention. last, when the daughter was looking into the
It is stated that Lucien Bonaparte, when passtrunk for some trifling article, and saw the egg, ling through Exeter, played off' a Bonaparte mawhich she took up, and gave to her cousin: a nouvre, and rode on the outside of the carriage female servant, at the same time, asking them if as an attendant, having thereby an undisturbed they knew what egg it was, &c. then, taking it view of the country and people, without being into the adjoining room, it was laid on the carpet, an object for remark, or gazed at by the multiwhere it remained for the space of one minute,
tude. when to their great surprise it made a loud snap, The circumstances relative to the arrival of and burst. The girls being somewhat alarmcd, Lucien Bona parte in this country, are said to be called to the servant in the next room to witness | as follow:-In consequence of the repeated dethe sight, when it appeared the egg had produced mands of Napoleon, that he should separate a lise partridge, which they with particular care from his wife, and suffer his future destiny to he put into a piece of flannel, and carried to the arranged by the French Ruler, and the repeated fire for warmth, where they left it, thinking it Il refusal of Lucien to conform to these demands, might live and be reared to its proper perfection ; | The latter began to apprehend that forcible meabut not observing the cat being in the room at Hsures would be resorted to by Napoleon, and the time of leaving it, on their return they found, I therefore Luciep, many months ago, wrote from
Rome to Mr. Hill, onr Minister at Sardinia, 're-request she had to make to the Emperor, was questing that that Gentleman would obtain from || permission to return to her father's house. This his Court a passport for Lucien and his family to inflexible republican spirit in a young lady of proceed to America. Mr. Hill, naturally anxious sixteen years, raised at once the indignation and to facilitate the removal of one brother from an- jealousy of Napoleon against his brother; as lie other, who seemed likely to resort to the most imagined, that if any reverse of fortune on his desperate violence in order to accomplish his part should revive tlie rump of the Jacobins, they purpose, ventured to send an answer, encou would look to a leader of such a character as raging Lucien to proceed to Sardinia, and then Lucien proved himself to be. He sent back the communicated what he had done to our Govern young lady, with peremptory orders to her father ment, who immediately expressed their refusal to quit his dominions forthwith. He is, we unto grant the passports. Mr. Hill then wrote to derstand, to reside at Stonehouse, a seat belongLucien, to inform bim, 'that the permission which ing to the Earl of Powis, sitrate four miles from he requested could not be obtained. Lucien, Ludlow, until Lymore Hall, in Montgomeryhowever, soon availed himself of the favourable shire, is fitted up for his reception. letter from Mr. Hill, and procecded to Sardinia, The baggage of Lucien Bonaparte, and his alleging that the probibitory letter never reached attendants, is stated to weigh thirty-three tons. him. On his arrival there he was not permitted Lucien studiously avoids all pomp and ostento land, and a very irkseine correspondence was tation. carried on between him and Mr. Hill, in which I Madame Bonaparte is extremely handsome and he truly stated, that having trusted to the faith of || fascinating. Lucien's daughter, of whom so the British nation in the permission he had re- much has been said, has great claims to a gentech ceived, he had made his situation desperate with figure, and elegant demeanour, but she is not his brother, and could not return without the beautiful. The motto on Lucien's carriage is an certainty of ruin. Happily at that time Mr. Il extraordinary one, “ Luceo non uro," I shine Adair arrived at Cagliari, and Mr. Hill con- without burning. sulted with bim what course should be taken in || So great has been the curiosity to see Lucien the unpleasant dilemma ; when it was agreed Bonaparte, that a lady of fortune, in one of the that Lucien should go to Malta till the resolution | towns through which he passed, changed dress of the Government, under the new circumstances, ll with the waiter, and carried in one of the dishes could be known; and in the mean time it was || for his dinner. oscertained, that the only object of Lucien was to gain a quiet asylum, and that he would, in truth, prefer England to America.
INDIA. It is not known that Lucien Bonaparte, after | Letters from India state, that the forest of he had refused a crown, and positively refused || Laelba (in the kingdom of Ara) was, throngh to divorce his wife, was requested by the Emperor the negligence of some wood-cutters, who had to send bis eldest daughter to the Court of Paris, ll kindled a fire at the root of several lofty trees, in that if he rejected grandeur for himself, he inight a state of conflagration in the early part of June. not object to bis daughter's advancement. Lu- The forest was sixty-five miles in length, and cien consented; and the young lady went to twenty-eight in breadth : and such was the power Paris under the care of a lady by whom she had l of the flames, aided by a high wind, that masses been educated. She was received with great of burning wood, weighing half a ton, were carmagnificence, and an establishment, splendid | ried through the air to a distance of twenty miles. and expensive, provided for her. She was not Fifty villages in the vicinity of the forest were dazzled by the brilliancy of the Court, nor the destroyed. Many of the unfortunate and idopleasures of Paris; and she soon sighed for the latrous natives, believing the calamity to be a tranquillity of her father's house. It was pro- l direct visitation of some vengeful deity, and not posed to her that she should marry Ferdinand VII. choosing to survive the loss of their property, who, upon her union, should be restored to his precipitated themselves into the flames. At the kingdom; but she peremptorily refused, and date of these letters the conflagration had conMaid that she was educated in her father's princi-tinued with unabating fierceness for hve weeks; ples, and was resolved to follow his fortunes.and from the vast area in which the body of fire She despised the grandeur that was to be pur- lay, together with the contiguity of other forests; chased by the sacritice of the engagements which the destruction of half the kingdoin appeared had first lifted the family to power; and the only I certuin.
London : Printed by JOHN BELL, Southampton street, Strand. February 1, 1811.
EMBELLISHMENTS. 1. Two PORTRAITS representing their MAJESTIES CHARLES IV. and LOUISA MARIA,
King and Queen of Spain, now Prisoners in France. 2. Two WHOLE-LENGTH FIGURES in the Fashions of the SEASON, Colouren. . 3. ALL WEATHERS, an Original Song for the Harp and Piano-forte; composed by ; ... Mr. DIBDEN, expressly and exclusively for this. Work. '
. 4. Au elegant and new PATTERN for Needle-WORK.
LITERARY CONTENTS. . . . . BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS-11 '
' POETRY ; TRIOUS CHARACTERS.
The Negro Slave's Complaint ... Their Majesties the King and Queen of The Rose ......... . Spain. ini..
........... 59 |
The Resolve ...
To Sleep and Music : ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.
LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE.
Evening Full Dress ...
100 Heraldry, illustrative of Ancestry and Gentility :......................... 77
Morning Carriage Dress ...,
...... 76. The Mirror of Fashion; in a series of let.
General Observations and Reflections on
Fashion and Dress.. : ters from a Gentleman of rank and taste, to a Lady of quality ........... Se
Russian Assemblies.................... 101 Launcelut Lasthope, the Bachelor...... 89 An ingenious fiction ...... Curious illustrations of the fatal power of
MONTHLY MISCELLANY. · Imagination ............
Essays to illustrate the present state of Singularity of two Brothers .............
the Drama .........
...... 109 New system of Botany, with practical il
The Knight of Snowdoun .............. ib. lustrations, of the “ Philosophy of
Revival of Shakespeare's Comedy of * Flora,” &c. &c. ...
Twelfth Night ... Deaf and Dumb Impostor ............. 92 || The Peasant Boy .....................
.. 105 Memoirs of Nell Gwyune .............. 93 || The Bee Hive, rrni ....... Interesting Anecdotes Dr. Johnson; a Revival of Cato .... ......
Persjan Ambassador; Queen Caroline;'