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VARIETIES CRITICAL, LITERARY, AND HISTORICAL.
TRAGEDY OF LEAR.
COVENT-GARDEN THEATRE. degree of inventire gevins in finding ont that
which is most effectual, and therefore, by just in
ference, most mainral. The long interval of turbulenre has sharpened With respect to the manner in which the play the appetites of the public, and the excellencies has been gotten up, it inay generally be said, that of the drama are now better understood, because the magnificence of the scenery was not inferior better felt. The managers ineet this increased in tu the dignity of the tragedy. Propriety of age terest of the public with increased efforts ou their and time would have here perhaps destroyed the parts. The best plays of Shakespeare are gottenll effects of the piece. If Lean erer lived' at all, up, and it is not too inuch to say, that they are it was in an age before British Kings wore purple gotten up in the best possible manner. The para- il and gold, before there were Earls und Dukes, phernalia of the Tragic Muse keeps pace with the before there were palaces, and almost houses. A progress of the arts and the luxury of the tines ; || Manager is not to be pinned down to this rigid and England now exhibits spectacles, which propriety; the times were Saxon, and the scenery Greece in all her elegance, and Rome in all her and appendages were generally of the Saxon magnificence, conld pever exceed.
character. This was enongh; more would have Mr. Kemble has revived Shakespeare's King i hurt the effect of the scene. LEAR. This is certainly not the time of day to criticise Shakespeare. He has been tried so often that he has been disinissed from the assay. LEAR
THE CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME. is one of those plays which has all his faults and almost all his excellencies. Its excellence is the A new Pantomime, under the name of “HARfaithful and forcible representation of general L.F.QUIN PEVLIR, or the HAUNTED WELL.," pature, as seen in filial'ingratitude on one side, ll has been produced at this Theatre. and in the phrenzied agony of passion which it A Pantomime, as it appears to us, should hare excites on the other. Shakespeare, alone of all two leading qualities---its scenery should be of writers,k nows how to follow up hispassion through || the nature of Panorama, and its tricks the farce of all varieties, and to give to it the shades and co action. We cannot say of this Pantomime that lonrs which those varieties, like different mecha- | it hus any scene of this kind; there is no pic. nic principles, necessarily produce in the origi- turesque representation of any known place; nal." The defects of LEAR are---a total disregard there is no single scene for which a person would of the inferior constituents of the drana.: LEAR, I give Panorama price (for example), to see by ita Pagan, prays and talks like a Christian; hasself. In a winter Pantonime, why not give us his beaven and his bell; and refers to all the phi-Moscow or Petersburgh; or if these scenes be too losophical doctrines of Greece, who, by dint of cold and comfortless, why not transfer us to Lisa the excellency of human wisdom and segacity, l bon or Madrid ? If descriptions of these places approached as near to truth as it was possible, or be so much sought in prini, they would equally allowed, to mere human reason. The images and appeal to curiosity in painting: Such scenery is appendages are equally contrary to the nature of this would please a greater portion of the audience the times in which'LEAR was supposed to live. than children. · Kemble was nearly all that we could wish in Another quality of Pantomimic scenery should LEAR. The character, as we have said, consists be the perspective, picturesque---of natural scenof two parts,--the energy of a strong passion, as prv.:--Paproniveatfords the only means of intro tempered by the natural weakness of an old man, il during such scevery on the strge, inasmuch as in
-alternately raving and weeping, and occasion | Comedy and Tragedy the labour of the scene ally doing both. In the energy of the passion, || would detract too much from the interest of the hemble was not inferior to any thing we ex action. pected. He was himself in every part, and it HARLEQUIN PEDLAR bad one scene of this would be injustice not to say, that in all his own kind, the Snow scene; MOTHER Goose had peculiar parts he is at an infinite distance from Diany. his competitors. In the tenderness of the passion With respect to the action of a Pantomime, it perhaps he was wanting; certainly, however, not will have more effect wbere, though farcical and wanting in judgment. With a due consideration extraordinary, it has some nature, such as the of all things, it rather moves our wouder that he || SQUIRE in MOTHER Goose. We do not see should perform this mixed character so well, than why characters of this kind might not be frethat he should be wanting in some of the incon- | quently introduced. There is something, howsiderable parts of it. He certainly coines up to ever, for which we must praise this Pantomime; our ideas of it. The curse pronounced on Go- that all the Devils with their torches and brimNERIL in the first act, spoke its nature in its stone beards, are left out. Perhaps there are top effect. The house felt it, and by its applause con many Fairies, and too much of them. This is a firmed the judgment, and as it were the invention kind of machinery which should be very sparingly of the actor! We say invention, for where nature used. Good mechanical tricks, and real' farcical has so many expressions for the same passions, | action---the natural awkwardness of a Clown, and according as we have above said, to the varieties the incidental humour of goods and chattels, are by which they are modified, there is certainly all worth all the clouds, the roses, and gold and silver
of Fairies. The general fault of this Pantomime :) recied, and all leading to discoveries which place is, that it wants that kind, and small portion of the parties in absurd situations. mature, which is necessary in every thing.---'ànii Such is the plot of this play. It is one of those bir farce, picturesque siedzery, and mechanical sentimental productions which, like some good Jests.
kind of folks in common lite, it is as dittierit to find fault with as to tolerate. It is a string of telious sentiment, the truth of one of ushirh no mar
can dey; and every one of which is as old as tñe LYCEUIL THEATRE.
Christian ara. A new Comedy, the production of Mr. Cobb,
The Poets of the present day have fortunately has been produced at this i lietre, under the title
succeeded in erreting another standard of critiof “ SUDDEN ARRIVALS; or, Tou Busy DT
cism; they are judged hya reiesence in their own Haus."
works, an! Reynolds and Dilutin are acquitted, if
Morton and Arnold have gone before them. The
??ew world is governed by totally different laws
from the old world; nothing is borrowed from Najo: Corringhain - Mr. RayMOND.
nature; a man dies and revives agnit; a slopTransient Mr. DowTON.
seller at Wapping hecomes a person of fashioni, George'i raasi --Vi. VLATHEWS.
and a man, who will trust no one else, trusts 13 lienry Torringbam - Mr. WRENCH. Lord John Bauble ... PALMER.
attorney. Every lady is marrind just at the moPatrick Ballimaneo - Mr. JOHNSTONE.
ment she becomes impatient, and be the difficul.
ties ever so great, the fifth act, and the general Countess Hos:alba Dis. EDWIN,
reconciliation, spite of nature, and perhaps the Angeliu Corringham - Miss Ray.
probibited degrees of the laws of the land and the
marriage act, concludes every thing. Mr. Cobb, AlFo?!), on visiting the Continent, had un
however, certainly deserves the praise or not harexpectedly met his old friend, Major TORRING.
ing offended, and whilst insufferable nonsense is win, at diamburgh, they dired to rether, drauk
not only acted but applanded, Mr. Cobb likewise deep, quarrelled, fouylit, and TORKLINGHAM
may coine in for his share of toleratios. Alford), distracted with rernorse at the fatal event, endeavours to dissipate his mind by travel
REVIVAL OF CINDERELLA. Bing ; having first written to TRANSIENT, who
The Old Drury-Laue Company seems to be. pagi's all his concerns in England, to edn. doing little at the Lyceum. The revival of Concate the sun and daughter of Major TORRING DERELLA---the most insipidly and unskilfully NAM at.lis expence, but to conceai from them all dramatised of any of the nursery tales, will, we knowledge of iheir benefactor.
fear, do them little good. There is too much of TRANSIENT is a complete rogue, but with the beavy machinery of the Pagan Heaven, and berves so weak, that his knavery is a painfal ei
a total want of that kind and degree of nature fort. He has misapplied the funds intended for which we expect to tind in such things. MOTHER the two orplans; and hearing of AlForu's sud BUNCH was more of a conjuror than the compiler den arrival in England, his object is to prevent
of this Pantomime. Her tales are full of nature; the meeting of the young persons with their be and though she adops the machinery of fairies, nefacter. But his endeavours fail. Ilford is she works it according to the rules of a well goa rescued froin robbers by the interference of verned funcy. If she builds castles in the air, they JIENRY TORRINGHAM. The villaiuy of Old are of just syminetry and proportion, and cona TRANSIENT is unmasked, and in despair he pre
structed upon the plan of regular architecture. pares to make lois escape from London.
The Countess de Riis LBA, who loves and is beloved by HENRY TORRINGHAM, is however means of a letter falling into her
ACCOUNT OF THE RECEPTION OF HIS bunls by mistake, to prevent Old TRANSIENT'S MAJESTY'S MISSION AT THE COURT OF
PERSIA Hi this moment Vajor TORRINGHAM, who was supposed to have lost his life in the duel, arrives The reception which his Majesty's Mission met in London. This in veterute duellist has followed with on the day of its entry into Tæhran (the preALFORD on the Continent, resolved that death sent capital of Persia), although it had been marka alone should decide the difference. A meeting. Il ed all through the country hy acts of unparalleled between the combatapis occurs in the presence of courtesy, was more Battering there than it had the Countess, who exposes the fallacy of false been at any other place. Two noblemen were honour---and TOERINGHAM bows to the protec- deputed by the King to meet Sir Harford Jones.. tor of his children, awed and humbled by superior These persons, and their numerous attendants, virtue.
escorted the Envoy to a palace which was allotted The comic efforts of this piece result principallyel for his habitation, belonging to the second Mini. from the character of GEORGE TRANSIENT, a ster of State, where refreshments of all descripti. good natured, thoughtless, absent inan, who is ons were in waiting for him. tormenied with the wirih of becoming a man of On the third day after bis arrival, Sir Harford business, and who, “as too busy by half," dis Jones was admitted to the Royal Presence: about appoints all the characters in the piece by falling | eleven o'clock in the morning, Sir Harford Jones, asleep at the very hour when he had engaged to bering his Majesty's letter in a beautiful ornaarrange every thing in which they are most in mented case, followed by Mr. Morier with the terested.
presents in a gold dish, and attended by the other A variety of incidents arise from this, among Gentlemen of the suite, issued from his apartment, which is the circumstance of GEORGE TRANSIP and walked in procession to where the horses and EST writing letters to the principal characters in attendants were in waiting, when they proceeded the Comedy; all which letters are wrongly di. in the following order to the King's palace:
ries of Views, xhibiting the most remarkable Aa Indian Officer, and four Troopers. obirets, natural ind artificial, which presented Litter wiih the King's letter, &c.
thenfifves in the distincat regions of the tast that Six Indian Troopers.
they have visited: avdech plate is to be accomThe Laroy's Jetmauder, and Persian Servants. panid viih a portion of wariaiive and descriptive The Envoy's led Horse,
Dr. Butla will speedily publish his Travels
si collection of Poens, slected treen the postSix Running Fooimeu iu Scarlet and Gold. humous papeis of John Dawes Morgan, late of Tie ENVOY.
Bristol, is in the press. They will be accompaa The Euror's Secretary and Suite.
nied by a sketch of bis life and character, lyon The Body Guard, Forty in number, with Trum Einly issociate and friend; and an Introductory peter and Colours.
Preface by Hilliam Hawler, Esq.
The Favourite Village, with another Poem dever The procession going through the principal before published, by Dr. Hurdis, late Professor of streets of the city, the troops with swords drawn Poetry at Oxforel, wiil speedily appear. and colours flying, at length reached the Gate of The Letters of ile laté Miss Seward are in the State, where soldiers formed a line for the Envoy press: they will for five yolumes, post octavo, and his suite to pass through. When they had and will be embellished with portraits and other dismounted from their horses, Sir Harford took plates. the letter, and Mr. Morier the presents from the The Rev. Mr. Dndley will shortly publish * litter, and then with the rest of the suite were Poem on the Hindoo Mythology, with a copious conducted by the Lord Chanıberlain and the Mas- ll vocabulary. ter of the Ceremonies through the (litleront walks 'The krs. Mr. Hodgson, is preparing a colloca of the Court, and at every angle where they could tive edition of the locks of his venerable relation, be seen by the King, they were stopped and made the late Bishop of London; to which will be
preprchound bours. They were then brought up tixed a lite ofile author, founded on the most faring to where his Persian Majesty was seated, authentic materials. when the Lord Chamberlain au novinced that an The Rev. Josialı Pratt is preparing for the press Envoy from the King of England was arrived two volumes, one of which will cosituin Memoirs with a letter and presents, and begged to approach of young view, and the other Memoirs of young his Roval presence. The King, from within bis !lomen, compiled or abridged from surhentic apartment, escluimed with a lond voice, “ Hoshdocuments, and designer to illustrate tle nature Amedeed,” or “You are welcome." Sir Harford and operation of real seligion. and his suite then entered, having previously taken Sir Richard Colt Hoare has in the press the off their shoes at the door; and having made their | History of Ancient Wiltshire, and the first part, bows, Sir Harford Jones addressed the King in a illustrated with several plates, will appear early short speech, which was interpreted by Jafer Ali || in the spring. Khan, one of the Euroy's suite. He was then conducted to a chair that bud been placed on purpose for him.
From an enumeration recently made it
appears Ilis Majesty asked, with great apparent solici that in the principal works on the science of Bo. tude, after the health of his Brother of England, 1 tany, are descrivsed 19,703 species of plants, forelia then enquired after the Envoy's health, the cir- ing 2040 genera, 0-3 of which have but one spe cuinstances of bis journey, and a thousand ques-cies, 263 bat twó, 174 but three, and 14 lutiour. tions about his welfare; expressed his satisfaction This enunneration is, however, onis an approxi. at having him at his Court, and then required that mation to the fruili, as the works referred to are all the rest of the Gentlemen of the Envoy's suite delective, and the number of described plants may should be introduced to him one by one; which be sa'ely set down :it 22,6**). having been performed by the Vizir, his Majesty It is a fact which ouzbt to be known to all said with great attability to every separate person, hvuse-wives, that if they begin to grate a nutmeg * You are welcome." The visit having' lasted at the stalk end, it will prove totlow throughout; nearly an hour, Sir Harford and his suite returned | whereas the silip nitnieg grated from the other to their house nearly with the same ceremony with end would love puovedsmid and solid to the last. which they came.
This is accounted for in the following manner :the centre of the botines consists of a number of
tibres issuing from the stalk and its coutinuation WORKS IN THE PRESS.
through the centre of the fruit; the other ends of
the tibres, thongh closely surrouded and pressed The Public will speedily be gratified by the by the finit, do not adhere to it. lihen the stalk publication of a series of Letters from Madame, is gra'ed away, those fibres having lost their bold; la Marquise du Dettand to the Hon. Horace Wal- l gradually drop ont and the numeg appears hol. pole, afterwards Earl of Orford, between the Jow; by beginning at the contrary end, the fibres years 1716 and 1780. To these will be added some above-mentioned are grated oji at the core end Letters from the same lady to Voltaire, published with the surrounding fuii, and du not drop out from the originals at Strawberry-hill. A lite of and cause a kole. Mad, du Dettand will be prefixed by the Editor ; For some time the curiosity of the Parisians bas and the Letters will be accompanied with copious been gratiiied by M. Franconi, with a spectacle explanatory notes.
truly extraordinary, that of a Stag, ihe most timid An Historical Narrative of the late War in the of animals, tamed and trained to the same per. Lerant, from 1793 tb 1801, is preparing for pub- || formances is the most tractable and courageous fication. It will be accompanied with picturesque horse. Led by his instructor, the docile animal news, marine scenery, and a map of the Ottoman advances into the arena, looking round on every Au pire.
side with an air equally expressive of gentleness Messrs. Daniells intend to publish under the land intelligence. At the command of lis urastes title of Picturesque Voyages and Travels, a se he bends his knees and respectiully bows his head.
M. Franconi gets upon his back, cracks his whip, He happened by accident one day to omit hangand fires pistols, at which the animal shows neither ing this amulet about his neck; a second and a fear nor alarm. After this first experiment he is third day passed, and as several years had elapsed left to himself, and made to perforu the exercises without a fit, he began to think that the magnet of the manage like the best trained horse. He had altered his very system, and rendered him in. sets off' at full gallop, turns and stops at the word tangible by gout. One night, however, he awoke of command. He leaps over mails with wonderful in torment; his dreams of security were dissipated. agility, and even clears two horses at once. After He called for his safeguard, threw it about his every performance he stands still, fixes his eyes on neck, and escaped with a slight attack. Never. Juis master, and endeavours to discover from his since has he been without his loadstone, which he looks whether he is satisfied. M. Franconi then wears uight and day, and enjoys perfect freedom goes up to him, pats him, and bestows other ca. from all the pains inflicted by his old enemy: Tesses,' for which the gentle animal testifies the The skeleton of the maminoth found in the ice highest gratitude. In the last place, a triomphal at the mouth of the river Lena, in Siberia, has arch, charged with fire-works, is erected in the been for some time publicly exhibited at Moscow. middle of the arena : it is set on fire, and the Stag, It is said to be intended for the museum of the impatient for the signal, starts off the inoment it Imperial Academy of Sciences at Petersburgh.' is given, and passes twice under the blazing arch, Professor Tilesius has made forty drawings of the amidst the shouts and applauses of the spectators.' || skeleton and its various parts, which he means to
The following remarkable case, which is given || publish in folio, with observations. tipon nnquestionable anthority, appears to deserve A shark of extraordinary dimensions lately the attention of all who are aflicted with that made its appearance in the upper parts of the puinful disease the gout. Henry Hind Pelly, Esqriver Hoogley (in Bengal) where the Hindoos are of Upton, Essex, a gentleman advanced in years, accustomed to perform their ablutions. Many Aud ivho nised to be laid up with a violent fit for attempts were made to destroy it, but in vain. three or four months every year, having read in | Three Bramins, with several of their followers, some old book that a loadstone worn next the were among its victims; and the greatest conskin is a snre preservative against the gout, and sternation prevailed ainong the bathers, who, ra. knowing that some of the finest and most power-ther than forego the practice consecrated by their ful magnets are found in Golconda, employed an religion, were content to enjoy it at the risk of agent in India to procnre him one from that pro their lives. vince. This stone, chipped into a convenient A French traveller who not long ago visited the shape, he constantly wears seved in a little flan-island of St. Domingo, and the town of that name, nel case, suspended by a black ribbon round his highly commends the judgment of Columbus in zieck, pext his skin. It is abont two inches long, selecting so happy a situation, where the heat of an inch and a half broad, and two tenths of an the clinate is constantly moderated by breezes, juch tinick; and its magnetic virtue is very great. The house which that distinguished 'navigator It nearly resembles a piece of slate. Mr. Pelly built for his own residence is still standing, but pbserves that he has now and then some slight in a dilapidated condition. No respect is paid to ewinyes which only serve to remind him of the lit; no inscription marks it; no atiention is beterrible paroxysins to which he was once subject. stowed on repairing it.
OCCURRING IN AND NEAR LONDON, INTERESTING MARRIAGES, &
one bad said she was mad ; another time she gave. EXTRAORDINARY SUICIDES.
the witness a shilling to buy her some laudanum.
The witness said, “Good God, Miss, you surely On Friday Jan. 5, an Inqnest was held at the must be mad to think of such a thing ; besides, Nag': Head, Orange-court, Leicester-tields, be you know it is contrary to law, and I can't profore Anthony Gell, Esq. Coroner for Westini nster, y cure it.” She then sat down and wept bitterly; on the body of Madenoiselle Annette Paris, then she said she could get it in a minute, she had been lying dead at No. 4, St. Martin's-street, Leices- used to take it for a pain in her bowels. The ter-fields.
witness replied, “Very well, Miss, you may kill Surah Upton deposed, that she is housemaid yourself but I shall not give my assistance to the to the place, that the deceased had lodged about deed." At other times, the poor young lady would seven weeks in the house, during wbich time the be to all appearance in excellent spirits, when all witness attended more particularly than any other of a sudden she wonld burst into tears, without servant about the person of the deceased. She any thing being said or done at the time to occa. frequently observed that the uufortunate young sion it; and she would sometimes fiddle with her lady appeared to be rather flighty and tiresome in clothes, like a person who was beside herself. her manner, such as ringing the bell violeutly, On Wednesday she went out at six, and retnrned giving orders, and almost immediately after giv- again at eight o'clock, having her bonnet all be ing counter orders; at other times the would ring dizened with artificial flowers; she got a candle, with equal violence, and when any of the servants went up to ber own apartinents, aud returned in inquired what she wanted, she would tell them she , about seven minutes ; she refused to take tea with wanted potbing. She was also extremely inco-two young ladies that were in the parlour at the herent in her discourse, raunbling from one sub-time; she sat down at first in an extremely pen. ject to another with the utmost rapidity, and with sive manner; then, in the course of a minute or out there being the least connection between cach. two, with the utmost wildness in her countenance, At one time the deceased told witness that some I she excluimed, “Oh, I shall nerer see him aguir
annum, was made by Mr. Pearce upon received
I have done the job! I have taken good care that her profligate courses, and it is to be feared, that the landwann I took should do the business," mortification and violence of passion, concurring
The witness was instantly alarmed, knowing with intemperance, upon a mind wholly vacant that the deceased had ordered her to get some and unimpressed with moral and religious priuci. Lantas aplin for her before then. She ran up stairs ples, induced her to shorten her course and terin the uriuost consternasion, and saw one small minate her career of profiigacy by poison. battle full of laudanum, and two others empty. It is, however, but charitable to conclude, that which evidently had contained the same sort of her mind was disordered. Her person was extremepoisonous liquid. Medical assistance was sent ly beautiful; ber age seventeen; her figure light for immediately, three professional gentlemen at and delicate, and hier manners truly prepossess. tended, but they could attord ber no relief. The ing; she sang, and understood music well, and witness endeavoured to get some explanation from | possessed many of the customary accomplishments ber as to what induced her to commit such an act of females; but of real solid education, of inental of desperation, but in vain---she looked wild, and improvement, of moral and Christian knowledge, continued raving for some time, said she kuew slie had not the faintest vestige---never was sa voge tłnt she had done wrong, and in disjointed sen in this respect more unenlightened. tenee sand broken accents raved something about This statement is made, from personal knowber loving a yonng man.
ledge, in justice to those who survive her. The Jury, without a moment's hesitation, re With respect to her death, the circumstances turned their verdict--- INSANITY.
are truly dreadful. This young lady was the daughter of Monsieur On Thursday, Jan. 18, Mr Lyon Levi, a dia. Paris, a French emigrant of rank, who, together mond merchant, of about fifty years of age, precipiwith his wife and chuld, was protected by the be tated himself from the top of the Monument, and pevolence and liberality of Mr. Pearce, Member was literally dashed to pieces. Mr. Levi attend. for Northallerton. Her father has been dead ed to several appointments in the city alsout ele. sone years: her mother died lately.
ven o'clock, aiid transacted uis usual business; Miss Paris was placed by this gentleman in a and at twelve obtained admission to view the respectable school near Brunswick-square, and Monument. He walked several times roud the one evening at the Founding formed an ac- ! outside of the iron railing before be sprung oli, quaintance with a gentleman of the name of and in falling, the body turned over and over lieJones, a very, respectable young man, serving in fore it reached the ground. When near the botthe Navy. Having found out liis lodgings, with tom it came in contract with one of the griffins out invitation on bis part, she cloped to him in which ornamented the lower part of the building. the dead of night.--- He received her, but respect. A porter, with a loud on his back, narrowly escaping her situation, and with a tenderness which is led the body of the deceased, which fell a few creditable to hiin, restored her to her governess. paces from him in Monumeut-yard. Mr. Levi Shortly afterwards he visited in the family, made has left a wife and eight grown-up children. proposals of marriage; was accepted by Mr. The only evidence before the Coroner was,
that Parve, and, in his presence, and by his corsent the deceased bad paid for admission into the as her guardian, he was married to Miss Paris. Monuinent, observing to the keeper, that some Some tritting settlement, rot exceeding £60 per ladies were shortly to join him, upon which the
man said, “Sir, had not you better wait until lady, and we believe that Mr.
the ladies come " The deceased, however, proscarcely any pecuniary advantage by the marriage. || ceeded onwards directly; and on reaching the He was in ihe Navy, and the sou of a wealthy and gallery, precipitated himself over the railing, and respectable tradesman, we believe an army talling on his head, expired without a groan. He clothier. He took his wife to his father's house, was one of the most extensive dealers in diawho received her with parental attention, and monds, pearls, rubies, topazes, emeralds, and offered to contribute every thing to her happiness. iother precious stones, in England. He had been, Bat such was the perverseness and unhappy in however, unfortunate in several very extensive discretion of this young woman, that she soon speculations, and having spent many years in the quarrelled with her husband's family, and obliged most honourable afluence, his altered circumhiu to reinove her to lodgings, cither in Camden stances made a deep impression on his mind; he Town or Edgeware-ruad. They lived here about was observed to be frequently of a gloomy babit, a month; when, having reason to be dissatistied was totally absorbed in thonght, and absent from with her extravagance and conduct, he procured every thing that was the topic of conversation her to be watched, one evening, out of the house, around bin. Under all these circumstances, the and she was traced, in company with a young Jury returned a verdict of ---Insanity. ocer, whose arm she appears to have seized hold Other two instances of this kind have happened of casually in the street, to a notorious brothel. in the last 60 years. The first is mentioned in In these circumstances, Mr. Jones proceeded | Chamberlain's History of London. with remarkable tenderness; but, upon taxing “June 25, 1750, about four o'clock in the afterhis wife with her intidelity, she made no justifica- | noon, a man, supposed to be a weaver, fell from ton, acknowledged it without reserve or hesita the top; he struck the pedestal, and pitched on a tion; protested her insuperable hatred and con post which laid open bis skull, and he was othertempt of her husband; slighted her proferred con wise most terribly shattered.” ditional forgiveness ; 'eloped from his house, and Second, July, 7, 1789, Thomas Craddock, a iubediately went upon the town.
baker, threw himself over the Nortb side; he 1
Her prostitution was undisguised and promis- cleared the pedestal and the iron rails, but fell evous ; she became, with respect to personal vir- just outside of them, near the N. W.corner. tee, wholly abandoned; and the consequence The fall from the top of the gallery inclosure was, that she was compelled, very lately, to take to the ground, is about 175 feet.
The extreme refuge in an bospital,--the asylum of criminal height of the Monument is 202 feet.---The galdisease, and indigent’indiscretion. ---U pon being lery is 32 feet below the top of the vase ; it leaves restored to health, she disdained all invitation to 170 feet for the height of the floor of the gallery, repentance, which the kindness of her friends in to which add five feet for the height of its inclodaced them to make.---She agaiu broke out into sure, it makes 175 feet fall. No. I. Vol. I.-NS,