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injured by time, are worth the notice of commendation of the present measure, be an Antiquary. The brass vessels and thrown out of employment; and promote sword are in the possession of the Rev. their future welfare, by first attending to Dr. E. D. Clarke; the spear-heads and their health, and afterwards to their future fragments of pottery were purchased by prospects in life. 5. That the resolutions M. D. Duffield, esq. F. S. A. Several passed this day be transmitted to the Sospear-heads and cells were discovered near ciety for superseding the Necessity of the same place a few years ago. [See Climbing-boys; and also that they be Gent. May. vol. LXXXV. ii. p. 26.] From inserted in the papers of this county, and the contiguity to. Vandlebury (Gog-Ma. such others as the Committee may think gog) they may be supposed to be Roman. fit. 6. That the thaoks of this meeting
Aug. 10. The Bishop of London held be given to the chairman, for his polite at, a Confirmation in Harwich church, and tention to the business of the meeting. A confirmed 576 persons. His Lordship af master chimney-sweeper attended, and reterwards inspected the National Schools lated a case of extrenie ill usage which he established there, and expressed bis en received wheu a climbing-boy, of which tire approbation of their conduct.
an account appeared in the Gentleman's
Magazine for April 1804.
Monday, July 29, Windsor Castle, Aug. 3.-His Majesty A very numerous Meeting took place at has enjoyed good bodily health, and has in the City of London Tavern, to take into generał been very tranquil during the last consideration the present distressed state month, but there is no change in his Ma of the lower classes, and the most effec. jesty's disorder.
tual means of extending relief to them. Saturday, July 13.
'The Duke of York took the chair, supThis evening a meeting of the inhabit. ported by the Dukes of Kent and Cam. ants of Walthamstow and Leyton in Es- bridge. He was accompanied by the sex took place, for the purpose of promo. Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of ting in those parishes the general use of London, the Duke of Rutland, Lord Manmachines to cleanse chimneys, instead of vers, the Chancellor of the Excbequer, employing children to climb them. The Mr. Wilberforce, and other distinguished notice summoning the inhabitants was individuals. The Duke of York immesigned by the Rev. Edward Conyers (vi- diately proceeded to open the business of car of Walthamstow), Rev. William Spar- the meeting. He was followed by the row (curate), and Rev. Charles Lapri Duke of Kent, who, after a few observa. maudaye (vicar of Leyton). The meeting tions, read the first resolution which was attended by several families of the was proposed to their consideration : neighbourhood; the number of persons " That the sudden transition from a state present, including children, was about 80, of extensive warfare to a system of peace or more, and the result was greatly fa has been productive of a stagnation of vourable to the cause. The resolutions employment, and a revulsion of trade, passed were-1. That, in consideration of deeply affecting many classes of the counthe various complicated miseries to which munity, and causing, in particular dise children are liable who are employed to tricts, many instances of great individual sweep chimveys, it is the opinion of this distress.” This speech-was received with meeting that such practice should be abo- enthusiastic applause; and Mr. Harman lished, and that it is expedient measures seconded the resolution.Lord Cocbrane should be immediately taken in the pa- then offered himself to the attention of the rishes of Walthamstow and Leyton to meeting : What he desired to impress promote the use of machines for that upon the minds of those whom he had the purpose.
2. That this meeting views honour to address was, that the prelimiwith pleasure the exertions lately made nary resolution which had been read by in London by the Chief Magistrale, and an illustrious Duke was altogether found. the Society for superseding the Necessity ed in fallacy. The existing distresses of Climbing Boys, &r. for the prevention could not be truly ascribed to any sudden of employing children to climb and sweep transition from war to peace. chimneys. 3. That a subscription be ceeded at some length to controvert the opened for defraying the expences at truth of the position, and diverged into tending the endeavours to abolish the
a variety of political remarks, which, practice of employing children to climb whatever weight they might intrinsically chimneys in these parishes, and that a possess, were indubiiably ill-advised, and committee be now chosen for promoting unsuited to the occasion - Mr. Wilberthe objects of this meeting. 4. That it force very properly remonstrated with his be an instruction and recommendation to Lordship. But much clamour was exthe committee, in take iuto their considera- cited; and the object of the meeting in tion the situation of any infant children some measure failed. The resolutions, whô may, by the introduction and re however, were carried, apd are in sub
stance as follows:-1. That there does
THEATRICAL REGISTER. exist a stagnation of employment, pro
New Pieces. ducing many instances of great local dis
ENGLISH Opera HOUSE. tress. 2. That it may be confidently ex
Aug. 5. Old Customs ; or, New Year's pected, that those who are able to afford the ineaps of relief will contribute their
Gifts ; A Comic Operetta, from the utmost endeavours to alleviate these sofa
French. The Music by Mr. Corri. ferings. 3. That though it be impossi.
HAYMARKET Theatre, ble for any Association to attempt the Aug. 10. My Landlady's Gown; general relief of such difficulties, yet that
Farce, by Mr. Oulton. it has been proved by experience, that extensive benefits may be derived from the co-operation and correspondence of a
Gazette PROMOTIONS. Society in the Metropolis, encouraging
Downing-street, July 29. Lieut-gen. the efforts of individuals associating in George, Earl of Dalhousie, G. C. B. Lieut. different districts, for the relief of their
Governor of the Province of Nova Scotia, several neighbourhoods.-4. That a Suba Major George Evatt, 55th foot, Comscription be immediately opened, and mandant of the Military Asylum at SouthContributions generally solicited. (See the ampton, with the rank of Lieut-Colonel. Address of the Committee in p. 130.) Foreign-office, Aug.6. Hon. John Meade, Wednesday, July 31,
Consul General in Spain, vice Sir John This afternoon the remains of Miss Hunter, deceased. Burrowes, of Red Lion-street, Clerken Whitehall, Aug. 6. Capt. Sir Thomas well, were taken to St. James's Church, Lavie, K. G.C. B. Governor of the Royal Clerkenwell-green, for interment. The Naval Asylum at Greenwich, vice Dacres. grave was ordered to be dug 20 feet deep: Richard Neave, esq. Secretary and Rewhen the coffin came to be lowered, the gister to the Commissioners of Chelsea undertaker found some fault with the . Hospital, vice Aust, resigned. depth, and the grave-digger and his as Lord Chamberlain's Office, July 26. sistant went down to throw up a few more
Lieut.-col. Sir James Bontein, one of the shovels of earth, when, unfortunately,
Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. owing to the great pressure of the people Aug. 17. The dignity of a Baron of and the ground being composed of loose the United Kingdom, granted unto Algerearth, the sides gave way, and the earth non Percy, esq. commonly called Lord fell in and buried them under its weight. Algernon Percy) by the iitle of Baron Several men were immediately set about Prudhoe, of Prudhoe Castle, Northumshovelling away the earth, which kept berland. constantly falling in; but in about an Gilbert Robertson, esq. British Consul hour after, the body of one of them of the at Philadelphia. name of Butcher, apparently dead, was found, and by the means prescribed for
Civil PROMOTIONS. restoring persons apparently suffocated, Mr. Serjeant Onslow, King's Serjeant; he was restored to life. The body of Messrs. Marryat and Gurney, King's the other workman was not discovered Counsel. until near ten o'clock at night.
Rev. Robert Williams, Head Master of Thursday, Aug. 1.
the Endowed Grammar-school, Bangor. , According to annual custom, the silver arrow was shot for at the Butts at Harrow
EccLEsiASTICAL PREFERMENTS. on-the-Hill, by twelve of the young gen.
Rev. Nathaniel Robert Dennis, B. A. tlemen educated at that school, which was Chaplain to the Furces.-Gazette. woo with difficulty by Master Jenkins. Rev. S. B. Fleming, Newbold Verdon.
The Lord Mayor having lately committed R. co. Leicester. to the House of Correction a working su Rev. W. Spurdens, Brobury R. and gar-baker for having left his employment Bredwardine V. co. Hereford. in consequence of a dispute respecting Rev. Henry Portmore Cooper, M. A., wages, and not having during his confine Great Hampton Perp. Curacy, co. Worc. ,, ment received any personal correction,
Rev. P. Venables, Harwell V. Berks. conformably to the statate, in conse Rev. Frederick Kudge, Eardisland V. ; quence of no order to that effect being co. Hereford. specified in the warrant of committal; he
Rev. C. Bateson, West Houghton Perpa actually brought an action against the Curacy, co, Lancaster. Lord Mayor in the Court of Cominon Rev. Wetenball Sueyd, B. A. New Pleas, for non-conformity to the Law, as
church V. Isle of Wight. he had received no whipping during his Rev. James John Hume, M. A. . Han, confinement. The Jury were obliged to
ney V. Berks. give a farthing damages ; but the point Rev. George Carter, M. A. Minor Cam of Law was reserved.
non of Norwich Cathedral,
23. William Rashleigh, esq. M. P. of July 16. The wife of Savage French, Mevabilly, Cornwall, to Caroline, eldest esq. High Sheriff of the county of Cork, a
daughter of Henry Hinxman, esq. of Ivy dau.-21. At Melbourne-ball, co. York,
Church-house, Wilts. the lady of Major-gen. Sir Henry Vava
25. Hon. and Rev. Thomas L. Dundas, sour, bart. a dau..-24. In Upper Harley
to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of Rev. street, the wife of N. Garland, esq. of Mi.
James Bousquet, of Hardingstone. chaelstow-ball, Essex, a son.-27. The wife
26. Major G. H. Hewett, eldest son of of Charles Barclay, esq. M. P. a dau.-31.
Sir G. Hewett, bart, to Louisa Majendie, At Vienna, the Archduchess Henrietta, fifth dau. of the Bishop of Bangor. consort of the Archduke Charles, a dau.
29. George Hewett, esq. to Harriet, July ... The wife of Stephen Sheffield youngest daughter and coheiress of the Cassan, esq. of Sheffield-hall, Queen's
late Henry Andrews, esq. of Wakefield. County, a daughter.
Robert Ramsden, esq. eldest son of R. Lately. Lady Alicia Trimleston, a daụ. Ramsden, esq. of Carlton-ball
, Noits, to -In Upper Brock-street, the wife of Maj.. Frances Mauida, third daughter of John gen Lloyd, a dau. - At Bognor, Lady Plumptre, esq. of Fredville, Kent. Frances Ley, a -At Hadsor-house,
30. Capt. Hood Knighi, R. N. second co, Worcester, the wife of Rev. R. A. Am
son of Adm. Sir J. Knight, K. C. B. to pblett, a son.--At the Rectory, Blithfield,
Louisa Augusta, only child of the late co. Stafford, Lady H. Bagot, a dau. At
Adm. George Keppel. Breamore-house, Hants, the wife of Chas.
Lately. By special license, in GrosHulse, esq. M. P. a son. At Bloxworth venor-square, Hon. Mr. Campbell, eldest house, Dorset, Hon. Mrs. Fred. Noel, a
son of Lord Cawdor, to Lady Elizabeth son, -The wife of John Watts, esq. of Thynne, eldest dau. of Marquis of Bath. Pinckney-house, Keevill, Wilts, a son and
Rev.Willoughby Crewe, vephew to Lord heir.--At Kelston-house, Lady Hawkins, Crewe, to Miss Hervey, niece of Mrs. Luck. a son.At Taunton, the lady of Sir Chas.
John Croft, esq. late Charge d'Affaires Chalmers, bart. R. N. à son and heir.
at Lisbon, to Amelia Elizabeth, eldest At Tatton Park, the wife of Wilbraham daughter of James Warre, esq. Egertov, esq. M. P. a son. -The lady of
Ralph Adderley, esq. to Miss Mills, Hon. Isaac Butler, Dublin, a son.- The
dau. of the late W. Mills, esq. of Barlastonwife of the Very Rev. Peter Browne, M.A. hall, co. Stafford. Dean of Ferns, a daughter.
George Pinchen, esq. of Haselbury. Aug. 10. The wife of Lieuto-gen. Burr, house, Wilis, to Mary, only dau, of James of Upper Fitzroy-street, a son.
Bethell, esq. of Ladydown, near Bradford.
Sir Alexander Campbeil, bart. af Aberu.
chell, to Margaret, youngest dau, of the MARRIAGES.
late Mr. A. Coldstream, uf Crieff.
Rev. Win. Heath, of Eton col. June 6. John Halcomb, esq. of Marl. leg?, and vicar of Islewirth, to Ellen, borough, banker, to Margaret, youngest daughter of Capt. W. King, of his Majessister of Robert Barbor, esq. of the Chara ty's ship Eridanas. ter-house.
Henry Howard, esq. of Kensiosth-hall, July 10. George Rich, esq. to Cathe. Herts, to Eliza Trenholm, widow of the rine, eldest dau. of the late Dudley Lof late Sir John Trenbolo, K. G. tus, esq. of Killyon, Westmeath.
3. H. D. Milligan, esq. of Wimpole. 11. Major Angelo, 21st reg. to Pau. street, to Georgiana Mathilda, third dau. line, dau. of the Marquis de Choiseul. of Sir Walter Stirling, bart.
16. At Edinburgh, Lieut..col. Duncan Stratford Canning, esq. Envoy to the Cameron, K.C. B. to Catherine, eldest Swiss Cantons, to Harriet, youngest dau. dau. of the late Lieut..gen. Mackay Hugh of the late Thomas Raikes, esq. of Upper Baillie, of Rose-wall.
Grosvenor-street. 19. Thos. Cotton, esq. late of Cura Col. Mellor, of Derby, to Florence, coa, to Miss Richards, of Dudley Grove- daughter of the late Rev. C. Hope, of house, Harrow-road.
Great Burstead, Essex. 20. Alfred Thorp, esq. of Walthamstow, 6. Capt. W.R. Smith, R. N. vephew to to Louisa Susannah, eldest dau, of the late the Duke of Wellington, to Miss Saunders, Sir William Plomer.
dau. of the late Capt. R. Saunders, R. N. Capt. Henry Elton, R. N. to.Mrs. of St. Thomas, near Exeter. Touchet, widow of the late Peter Touchet, 14. Rev. John Harrison, A. M. (only esq. and sister of Sir Francis Ford, bart. son of the late Rev. John Harrison, rector
Capt. Paxton, third Foot Guards, to of Wrabness in Essex) to Henrietta EliFrances, daughter of the late H. Halsey, zabeth, eldest dau. of Thomas Wollaston, esq. of Henley Park.
esq. of Ness Cliff, Salop. 22., Dr. Sherson, of Bridge-house, to 24. Francis Duval, esq. of the Custom. Miss Fisher, daughter of Richard Fisher, house, to Sarah, eldest dau. of John Wolle, esq. of Reading, Berks.
esq. of London-street, Fitzroy-square.
Richt Hon. RICHARD BPINSLEY SHERIDAN.
( Concluded from p. 86.) Mr. Sheridan, who was now encumbered Patrick's Day; or, The Scheming Lieutewith the cares of a family, felt the neces nant ; a piece evidently written more for sity of immediate exertion to provide for the purpose of trying his ability to excite the pressing calls inseparable from a broad laughter and humorous merriment, domestic establishment, which, if not splen. than with a view of enlarging his reputadid, was marked with all the appearance tion. It was presented by him to Mr. of genteel life. His attempt at dramatic Clinch, as a testimony of his gratitude, composition, and the moderate opinion for the assistance he had experienced from which he entertained of his talents in that that gentleman's excellent performance respect, have been already noticed; but of Sir Lucius O’Trigger, in The Rivals, in bis charming lines to Miss Linley, and which he had succeeded Mr. Lee. The some occasional productions, which dis. Parce of St. Patrick's Day was actually played with equal happiness his natural writteu in eight and forty hours, and was tenderness of sentiment and brilliancy of performed for the benefit of Mr. Clinch, wit, had secured to him no mean reputa on the 2d of May, in the same year. tion as a poet. Thus compelled to beconie At the commencement of the ensuing a candidate for public favour, he once season, he brought out his comic opera more resumed his courtship of the Comic The Duenna, a composition in erery Muse. On finishing his Play of The respect superior to the general class of Rivals, he presented it to the Manager of English operas then ju fashion. The plot Coveni-Garden Theatre, and it was per of this pleasing piece, which deservedly formed on the 17th of January, 1775. retains its popularity on the stage, is This Comedy was justly considered, by sinple, and incapable of producing much candid criticism, as a most promising essay interest; but the elegance of the diction, for an author in his 24th year ; but the the sweetness of the poetry, and the apos public opinion did not exactly coincide propriate spirit infused into the charac. with that of acknowledged judges of dra ters, placed it, beyond all competition, matic merit; and, in consequence of above the sing-song trifles which were then some slight disapprobation, it was laid in high repute. The Duenna surpassed aside for a time, after the first night's even The Beggar's Opera in attraction and performance. The partial failure of popularity, and was performed seventythe piece has been attributed to the in five nights duriog the season, while Gay's different acting of Mr. Lee in the cha singular production rau only sixty-five. racter of Sir Lucius O'Trigger. For that Mr. Sheridan's circumstances becomgentleman, though allowed to possess con ing about this time more independent, and siderable merit in parts of much more im. his genius having struck out a line proportance, had not sufficiently studied the ductive of fame and profit, he began to whimsical humour and national manner of indulge in expensive entertainments, and Irish characters. Whatever may have been found no difficulty in extending his conthe cause, Mr. Sheridan withdrew his Play nexions in fashionable life. “ The feast without any compulsion; and, having made of reason and the flow of soul” were sela, some judicious alterations, both in the pro dom absent from the hospitalities of his gress of the plot and in the language, it was table, and they were unquestionably very shortly after brought forward again, and much promoted by the strength of argureceived in the most favourable maoner. meat and brilliancy of wit which he could The fable of this Comedy possesses a suf. call forth in the bours of instructive inficient degree of probability to render it quiry or sportive conviviality, as well as interesting : the incidents succeed each by the charms of Mrs. Sheridan's converother in natural progression, and the sation, and her fascinating powers of voice. dialogue is witty, humourous, and cha Mr. Garrick having resolved to retire racteristic, interspersed with pathetic ap from the management of Drury Lane peals to the heart, but without those ex Theatre, a negotiation with him for the traordinary effusions of excellence which, purcbase of his share of the Patent was from the pen of the same writer, have entered into by Dr. Ford, Mr. Linley, and since delighted the fancy and improved Mr. Sheridan, who, in 1776, paid the sum the understanding, on the stage and in of 30,0001. for it. It now became his in. the closet, Had Mr. Sheridan's powers terest to apply his talents in support of been evinced but by this Comedy only, the Theatre in which he was so materially he would have been placed at no very concerned ; and he immediately brought great eminence above the common crowd out The Trip to Scarborouglı, altered from of Play-wrights.
Vauburgh's Comedy of The Relapse. It His next production was the farce of St. was performed on the 24th of February, Gent. Mag. August, 1816.
1777; and, though the dialogue was much His Critic, written upon the model of improved, and the incidents judiciously the Duke of Buckingham's Rehearsal, altered, the audience did not receive it ia came out on the: 301h of October, 1778. a very favourable mapper on the first The success of The Critic was complete night of representation, on account of the and well deserved ; and, though the sub. incorrectness of the performers in general. ject had been very ably bandled by bis in. It was afterwards played to crowded genious predecessor, he succeeded in emhouses.
bellishing it with so great a variety of ludi. His next production was the Comedy of crous incidents, and introduced such exThe School for Scandal, which has deserv- traordinary novelty of satire, as to divest edly raised his fame to undisputed pre- it of the slightest appearance of imitation. eminence over all contemporary dramatic The lamented death of the British Roswriters, and conferred a lustre on the Bri- cius, in 1779, furnished Mr. Sheridan tish Comedy which it did not previously with an opportunity of exercising powers possess. The School for Scandal was per of a very different nature : he accordingly formed on the 8th of May, 1777, and at wrote the Monody to the memory of Mr. tracted from that late period to the con Garrick, which was recited at Drury Lane clusion of the season, the most fashionable Theatre, by Mrs. Yates, in the month of and numerous audiences. A Play of such March of the same year. The sentiments superior merit, and written by so young are, in general, appropriate to the occa. an author, was rewarded with unqualified sion, and the poetry possesses strength applause. The Criticks of that time were and melody, but the effect was not adeanxiously engaged in extolling the beau quate to the expectations of the author ties with which it abounds, and some of and his friends. them were not wanting to discover others, Notwithstanding the profits which he that either do not exist, or remained un derived from his pieces, and the share known to the writer himself. But although he had in the Theatre, which was very it must ever rauk as a finished piece in considerable, as he had obtained Mr. the simplicity of plot, in the natural pro- Lacy's interest in the patent, a property gression of incident, in faithful imitation equally valuable with that of Mr.Garrick, of manners, in the vigorous and exact and of course worth, on the lowest calcudelineation of living character, and, above lation, thirty thousand pounds, his pecuall, in fertility of wit and felicity of ex- niary embarrassments bad considerably pression; it is to be lamented, that the increased. His domestic establishment author did not apply himself with more was not only very expensive, but concare to improve the heart, and stimulate ducted without any kind of economy. the public mind to the cultivation of mo The persuasions of Mr. Fox, whose friendrality. The fashionable taste for scandal ship he had carefully cultivated, operated, is indeed exposed; but it is exposed to with a firm conviction of his own abilities, the laughter, not to the contempt and de. in determining him to obtain a seat in the testation of the audience: it produces House of Commons. For some time bemirth, but does not excite execration. The fore he had endeavoured to qualify him. hypocrite, who covers his abominable de. self for public speaking, by declaiming sigos with the mask of honour and inte at the private meetings of several of his grity, is indeed punished; but the punish most intimate acquaintances : and it was ment is not commensurate to the offenee, customary with him, like the logical disand our abhorrence is weakened by the putauts of antiquity, to start a subject of unseasonable playfulness of the poet's sa discussion, and advocate either side of the tire. The author is too strenuous an ade question, for the purpose of exercising his vocate for dissipation of manners, and the ingenuity in argument. vices of libertinism are too successfully Mr. Sheridan was afterwards honoured defended.
with the notice of a noble Duke, who, Mr. Sheridan on this occasion appears, though not then in office, possessed in a great measure, to have forgotten the great influence in Opposition: and an legitimate end of dramatic composition, application was made, through the me. and not to have been sufficiently sensible, diun of a common friend, to obtain his that whatever is intended for the amuse. Grace's nomivation of Mr. Sheridan for ment of society at largé, should also be one of his boroughs. The application, capable of communicating solid ivstruc- however, proved fruitless, as his Grace tion, and producing real amendment. It had either already completed his list, or has been remarked, with some degree of placed but little reliance ou the arlia, propriety, that the characters of Joseph mentary powers of his dramatic acquaintand Charles have been taken from Field.
Mr, Sheridan was not discouring': Blifil and Tom Jones ; and that the aged by the disappointinent; and, a genedisguise assumed by Sir Oliver Surface ral election having taken place in 1780, has been borrowed from a similar incident he resolved to canvass for himself, and in Mrs. Sheridan's Novel.
chose the town of Stafford for the scene of