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dered as equal, if not superior, to the most ac 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 his principal matches, and was the exaggerated; but no man ever contrived to make rival, in tirat branch of reputation, of the most so inuch of life as be appears to have done. When eminent professional jockies. His famous match 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 bim. He had long lived secundem artinguished articles in the annals of Newmarket, || tem; and the prolongation of his life inay 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 Queens. attainments of bigh life, and was long considered | bury's character was, to use a common phrase, as the first figure in the brilliant circles of fa
to do what he liked, without caring who was shion. 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 at Richmond were, indeed, considerable, and his berry titles and estates, his life has been distin. l occasional contributions for national purposes guished by little but his enjoyments, in which were noble ones; and that is all we have board 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 other 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, be 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 Tliere he occasionally lived in splendour, till the will rot be proved by the Executors in the Comfolly of the inhabitants, by making a vexatious mons for some days to come. This curious tes. claim at law to a few yards of ground, which, tamentof bequests to so vast an amount, is loaded, unconscious of any invasion of parochial 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
hand-writing of the testator, were in some latter having been gressls insulted, and to which, in instances not easily to be decyphered. In so cavarious ways, he liad been an ample benefactor. || pricious a disposal and revocation of his bequests, Lutterly he 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 liis Majesty on his coming to the 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 Household after his life, and that of Lady Yarmouth, and then to tiat period. He was invested with the Green descend to their issie male, 150,000). the two Ribbon in the year 1764, and at the time of his houses 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 wbich it is supposed part of his life he proposed marriage to Miss Pel that he will eventually derive a further sum of kam, the daughter of Mr. Pelhain, then Secre 200,0001.–The Duchess of Somerset 10,000l. intary of State, and the niece of the Duke of New-l dependent of the Duke.--Countess of Dunmore, castle, then first Lord of the Treasury; but whe. 10,000l.---Lady Ann Hamilton, 10,000l.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 disapprovedl, lis snit former codicil it stood 1,000l. per annom, 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 bigber circtes. 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 warrying vor giving in marriage. Il codicil it stood 10,000l.-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, 15,000.-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, boul. per excellent actor's range of charaeters, and was, in. annum.--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 onitted 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 with all requisite ease and sensibility. There was membered his housekeeper, or any other female an original air of spirit, gaiety, and wliin, in? domestic servant of his establishment. Besides Mr. Lewis's manner, which not ouly enabled his extensive landed estates, he has died worth a him to display the gcueral 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, to Gentleman, 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 which 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 and 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 be 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 repre-cured hin the warm approbation of Garrick himsented with so much ease, sprightliness, and hul 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 farcica! 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, be family and numerous train of friends had the soon acquired the designation of Gentleman misfortune 10 be deprived of him. It was geneLewis, 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 ir seription. Mr. Lewis came upon the London the Principality of Wales. boards just as poor Woodward was closing his
PROVINCIALS. INCLUDING REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES, &c.
IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
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. missed his way, and was precipitated by; ropes were inmediately procured, by which into an old lead shaft, upwards of 6 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 the 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 pit on the turnpike road; but his efforts to make to, coachee went to fetch some straw to sit upon, known his situation proving ineffectual, he en when the horses sct off, in spite of the coachman,
guard, and three passengers; the coachman fol 11 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 employed in the stables belonging to the Swan a conotrvinan 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 speed, never stopping before they arrived at the carriage; but liaving 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 proceeded 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 bin further into the pond, where, by had been asleep all the time. The animals had means of the reins in bis hand, be 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 wodertaking 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 Plymouth, 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 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 misplaced 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 horseinan and Mr. Mackenzie with great eagerness in their ship. One of the horses was completely knocked walk round the Casile. 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. (Colonel Drury) is gone there to report, officially, Street's, in the pari 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 20th 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, i beauty of our environs appearing to attract bis and there it remained till the 12th of November
attention. last, when the danghter was looking into the
It is stated that Lucien Bonaparte, when passtrunk for some trifling article, and saw the egg, ing through Exeter, played off' a Bonaparte mawhich she took up, and gave to her cousin : a neuvre, 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, stude. 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 be put into a piece of Aannel, and carried to the
arranged by the French Ruler, and the repeated fire for warmth, where they left it, thinking it | 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 sures would be resorted to by Napoleon, and the time of leaving it, on their return they found, therefore Lucien, 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 lic 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 the 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 prored 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 bis 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, situate 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 proceeded 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 hin and Mr. Hill, in which 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 genteel 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. 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, l with the waiter, and carried in one of the dishes could be known; and in the mean time it was for his dinner. uscertained, that the only object of Lucien was to gain a quiet asylum, and that he would, in
INDIA. truth, prefer England to America.
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, through 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, ||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 leugth, 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 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 throngh 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 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 fames. At the kingdom; but she peremptorily refused, and date of these letters the conflagration had consaid that she was educated in her father's princi-tinued with unabating fierceness for five 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 sacrifice of the engagements which the destruction of half the kingdom 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 Lovisa MARIA,
King and Queen of Spain, now Prisoners in France. 2. Two WHOLE-LENGTH FIGUREs in the fashions of the SEASON, Coloured. 3., ALL WEATHERS, an Original Song for the Harp and Piano-forte; composed by
Mr. DIBDEN, expressly and exclusively for this. Work. 4. An elegant and new PATTERN for NEEDLE-WORK.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS
97 Their Majesties the king and Queen of
ib. - Spain. 59 || The Resolve
98 To Sleep and Music
ib. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.
ib. Historie Romances.-Alberto and Angelica 60
'ib. Hymnenæa in search of a Husband ..... 65 Letters on Mythology; translated from the French of Demoustier ...
LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE.
100 Gentility .....
ib. The Mirror of Fashion; in a series of let.
General Observations and Reficctions on : ters from a Gentleman of raok and
Fashion and Dress...
86 Curious illustrations of the fatal power of
MONTHLY MISCELLANY. · Imagination
Essays to illustrate the present state of Singularity of two Brothers
102 New system of Botany, with practical il
The Knight of Snowdoun
ib. lustrations, of the “ Philosopby of
Revival of Shakespeare's Comedy of Flora," &c. &c.
103 Deaf and Dumb Impostor
9.2 || The Peasant Boy Memoirs of Nell Gwyone 93 The Bee Hive , cur.
ib. Interesting Anecdotes-Dr. Johnson; a
Revival of Cato
ib. Persian Ambassador; Queen Caroline; the luquisition, &c. &c.
ib. .. 101