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lated at Paris. The descent of this prelate from the line of Jesse and the Royal House of David, would be, we doubt, somewhat difficult of proof. That the family of David was known in the reign of Domitian, we have the testimony of Christian Fathers; but the preservation of genealogical evidence from the second or third century to the nineteenth, is a point of fact, not to be admitted without ample proof. The other incidents are within the pale of possibility.
ved of support and assistance, oppressed with years and infirmities, a minister of a religion foreign to France, he had fallen into the most dreadful indigence, and was compelled to solicit public charity. At the entry of the Allies, in 1814, he fled to the field of battle under the walls of Paris, and afforded the consolations of his minis
try to the wounded and the dying; he constantly visited the sick Russians who were in the hospitals, and became their interpreter. Denied resources, he had recourse to the goodness of the Emperor Alexander: filled with confidence in his
magnanimity, he related his misfortunes with the accents of truth. His Majesty re
sed more than an hour with this venerable
His Majesty the Emperor of Russia has performed an act of goodness and munifi-ceived him with the most affecting kindcence towards a Greek Priest, a long time ness, deigned to give him proofs of his reresident in Paris. In it may be distin-ligious respect; and after having converguished that noble and affecting grace which this Monarch infuses into all his actions. We proceed to give some details of the respectable personage who was the object of it :
old man he decorated him himself with the cross of St. Wolodimer, and granted him a pension of a thousand roubles, promising him also that he would make interest for him with the King of France, that a Church might be granted him in Paris, where he would be permitted to celebrate Mass according to the rites of the Greek Church.
Buonaparteism suppressed à la Turque.
Constantinople, June 26. - Buonaparte's Agent, named Jaubert, having been re
Isa Carus, a Greek prelate, born at Bethlehem, in the Holy Land, descending from the line of Jesse, and of the Royal House of David, was sent by the religious of Mount Libanus, as an Apostolic Missionary, into Europe. He travelled through many realms of this part of the world, fulfilling with an holy zeal, the functions with which he was intrusted by his Order. He resided for a long time in Rome, where he enjoyed a high considera-ceived here with open arms by the French tion with Pope Pius VI. and his successor, Chargé d'Affaires, Ruffin, thought he might who heaped on him riches and dignity. take what liberties he pleased, and accordThe Grand Duke of Russia, afterwards ingly had the fleur de lys taken down Paul I. and also Joseph II. Emperor of from the hotel of the French Embassy, Austria, travelling in Italy, did not dis- and the eagle put up in their place; but dain to visit and dine with him. During the Porte, faithful to its engagements to have his residence at Rome, he performed im- no connection with Buonaparte, or his portant services to Count Schouwaloff, agents, and not to recognise the tri-coloured when that Admiral commanded the Rus- flag, immediately sent a guard of 500 men sian fleet in the Mediterranean. The to pull down the symbol of rebellion. Empress Catherine condescended to ac- The next day, the guard of Janissaries knowledge her gratitude to him in a let- was withdrawn from the embassy, and ter written by her own hand, filled with orders given to the patrole to tear off the the most flattering testimonials. tri-coloured cockade, which a great many French had put on since the arrival of Jaubert. Meantime, the agent caused all the French to be invited to the Chancery, to acknowledge the new constitution, and to take the oath. Of all the Officers, only M. Duval, the Secretary of Legation, refused; all the others have signed; the merchants, on the other hand, avoided performing this act of submission; only a single one complied with the invitation, for which, however, the custom-house has announced to him that his goods will not be delivered to him till he pays 5 per cent.
Isa Carus resided at Naples at the time of the Revolution, and at the moment when the French were at the gates of the city, his energetic_exhortations to the Lazzaroni, prevented them from proceed ing to excesses: their respect and veneration for him caused him to be accused of favouring the Jacobin party, and he was thrown into a dungeon; he still bears the marks of the irons with which he was loaded. After eight years of most frightful captivity, he was removed to France, where he has resided ten years. Depri
like the subjects of the Sultan, instead of week following at their respective dwel 3 per cent. which is paid by all Europeanlings, by the Churchwardens or Overseers merchants. At this moment the French of the poor in each parish; and, the minishere are without a Diplomatic Chief, the ters of the several parishes are to cause the Porte being resolved to recognise no agent sums so collected to be paid immediately to except from his Majesty, Louis XVIII. the Treasurer or Treasurers of the Committees appointed to conduct the said Subscriptions in the Cities of London or Westminster, to be accounted for by him or them, and applied to the carrying on and promoting the above-mentioned good designs. And so we bid you very heartily farewell. Given at our Court at Carlton
House, the twentieth day of July, 1815, in the fifty-fifth year of our reign.
By the commaud of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty. SIDMOUTH.
"Windsor Castle, August 5. "His Majesty has continued in a state of tranquillity and comfort during the last mouth, and is in good health, but without any diminution of his Majesty's disorder." (Signed by four Physician s)
Prince Regent's Letter to the Archbishop of To the Most Reverend Father in God, our Canterbury.
Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Councillor, Charles Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England, and Metropolitan.
In the name and on the behalf of his Majesty.
GEORGE P. R.
Most Reverend Father in God, our Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Councillor, we greet you well. Whereas it hath been humbly represented unto us, that many of our subjects have entered into subscriptions for the relief and benefit of the families of the brave men killed, and of the wounded sufferers, under the command of Field Marshal the Duke of lington, and Field Marshal his Royal Highness Prince Blucher, in the signal Victory of Waterloo, on the 18th day of June last, and in the several battles which have been, or may be fought in the present campaign: and whereas many of the said subscribers have most humbly prayed us to grant them our Royal Letters, directed to the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Archbishop of York, authorising them to promote Contributions within
their several provinces, for the same bene-Regent, from the Sultan of Persia.
volent purpose:-We, taking the premises into our Royal consideration, and being always ready to give the best encouragement and countenance to such humane
and patriotic undertakings, are graciously pleased to condescend to their request: And we do hereby direct you, that these our letters be communicated to the several
Prince Regent's Birth-day kept. Ladies leaving off their mourning, appeared at the Queen's entertainment on Saturday Aug. 12, in colours, those most prevailing were, peach blossom and blue, and a great number of gold and silver embroidered dresses-the petticoats very short, elegantly trimmed with deep flounces of lace, Wel-Howers, &c.-the hair very little dressedsome were literally covered with very large plumes of jewels; the ornaments of the Junior branches were principally pearls; many wore short lace robes-the waists were very short.
Sir Gore Ousley has had an interview House. Sir Gore has brought with him with the Prince Regent at Carlton thirty fine horses and two remarkably large greyhounds, as presents to the Prince
We understand Sir Gore Ousley is to receive a pension of 2,0001. per annum for his mission to Persia, in addition to any foreign grant, for having negotiated a peace between the Russians and Persians-those
two powers having been previously in a state of hostility for many years.
An Abstract of the net produce of the Revenue, laid before the House of Commons, states, the total produce of the Con
Suffragan Bishops within your Province, expressly requiring them to take care that publication be made hereof, on such Sun-solidated Fund for the year ending the 5th day and in such places within their respec- of July, 1814, at £62,956,097; and for tive Dioceses, as the said Bishops shall the year ending the 5th July, 1815, at appoint; and that upon this occasion the £67,408,791; being an increase in the latMinisters in each parish do effectually ter year of nearly four millions and a half. excite their parishioners to a liberal contribution, which shall be collected in the
LORD RODNEY. Lately, a beautiful monument, erected to the memory of
Lord Rodney, in St. Paul's Cathedral, | port prevailed that a great number of executed by Mr. Charles Rossi, of Lisson forged Bank of England notes had got into Grove, R. A. was opened for the first time circulation; the consequence was, that to the inspection of the public. The mo- many persons who had just received bank nument is a national one, and represents notes in exchange for country paper, took Lord Rodney standing, with his left hand them back again, and obtained the same resting on a rudder, and his right on his country notes in return, preferring to run sword: behind are laid across the pedestal the risque of their own bank's failing, raon which stands the three flags taken by ther than that of receiving a forged note him from the French, Spanish, and Dutch. of the Bank of England. On his left is the figure of the historic Muse, and on his right that of Victory -History is in the attitude of recording his victories.
New Lunatic Hospital.
The unfortunate patients in Bethlem Hospital were on Tuesday (August 15) removed to the new Lunatic Asylum in St. George's Fields, which is now completed for their reception.
Puff extraordinary!!! Beware of the cheats of London. the Hosier,
It is in agitation to form a new Ranelagh and Vauxhall, near Chalk Farm;contract has been entered into for forty acres of land, to be appropriated to that purpose.
Cloth Manufacture increased.
The quantity of cloth manufactured last year in Yorkshire, considerab.y exceeded that of the preceding. In the West Riding alone, no less than 1,641,315 additional yards were produced. Caution to Stage Coach Drivers: Damages.
Cyder: Crop of Apples failed.
only two doors from Stockings cheaper than ever they were sold before, notwithstanding there is au The promising appearance of the oradvance on making and materials of forty chards in the North of Devon, when in per cent. It is a little paradoxical, but blossom, caused a temporary depression in there is very few things so true.-Between the price of cyder; but now it is not to me, he has more stockings than he be got but at high prices. can keep. A hundred and forty thousand orchards there are scarcely apples enough dozen, all of the best make, is a confounded for a pie, and several farmers will not be lot-Jack never pretended to more! I am able to wet their cider presses at all, as the pretty certain, ready money is his object-few which escaped the blight in May are I am much mistaken if it is not."
now falling from the trees through the. heat of the weather, and the arid state of the earth. In the gardens, also, the blue plumbs are falling off daily, before they are near ripe. (Taunton and Bridgewater Journal, Aug. 5.)
Extensive Banking Concerns.
The failure of the house of Messrs. Mowbray and Co. bankers, at Durham, may chiefly be attributed to the sudden and heavy demands made upon them, in consequence of the unfortunate failures of other banks round that part of the county. The wonderful circulation of the paper of this house may pretty easily be conceived, when it is considered that they had no less than ninety-two licensed agents acting for them, and in their name, in various parts of the surrounding country. To shew, however, how far credulity operates upon the minds of the people in that part of the world, whenever any report detrimental to any thing relating to a bank or money matters prevails; the following will contribute. A short time since, during the run on a bank in the neighbourhood, when a plentiful supply of Bank of England paper was observed to be current, a re
At York Assizes, the proprietors of the Trafalgar coach were ordered by an arbitration to pay 4501. and the costs of suit to Mrs. Newlove, whose leg had been fractured from the overturning of the coach, and was afterwards amputated.
The Turnip Crop, with every exertion that can be used, proves but a moderate one, many hundreds of acres being obliged to be ploughed up, whilst those that are already hoed out, still continue to suffer from the ravages of the fly.
It appears that the ravages of the fly, this season, have been beyond all precedent, and it may be fairly calculated, (if we may judge from the mischief they have done one county) that they have destroyed throughout Eugiand, upwards of two thousua coombs of seed, about four hundred thousand pounds weight; worth at least ten thousand pounds sterling. By an agricultural observer it is considered, that three flies consume one plant in about twelve hours.
Astonishingly high price of Cattle. Colonel Mellish, at the late Agricultural Meeting at Doncaster, refused two hundred and fifty guineas, for a heifer calf, four months old; and sold two heifers, the one a year old, and the other nine months, for five hundred guineas to Major Bower, of
Welham, near Malton. This is supposed | tion, a great number of persons belonging to be the largest price ever given for short to the colliery had collected to see it; but horus of this age. unfortunately, just as it was going off, the boiler of the machine burst. The engine man was dashed to pieces, and his remains blown one hundred and fourteen yards; the top of the boiler (nine feet square, weight nineteen hundred weight), was blown one hundred yards; and the two cylinders ninety yards. A little boy this accident 57 persons were killed and was also thrown to a great distance. By wounded, of whom eleven were dead on Sunday night, and several remain dangerously ill. The cause of the accident is accounted for as follows:-The engineman said, "As there were several owners and viewers there, he would make her (the engine) go in grand style," and he got upon the boiler to loose the screw of the safety valve, but being overheated, collected, that at the fatal blast which reit unfortunately exploded. It will be recently took place at this colliery the first who arrived at the bank, holding by a years of age. rope, was a little boy, about six or seven among the number dead. The poor little fellow is
On Thursday se'nnight, David Carrick, Esq. banker, in Carlisle, received a letter, bearing the Appleby post-mark, enclosing two five-guinea notes, with the following laconic observation "A Debt of Con
Good luck: or Fortune's way. An old trunk has been found secreted in a wall at Farmer Poole's, at Pitminster, near Bath, and said to contain a great quantity of gold Louis d'ors, &c.; it is supposed to have been concealed there at the time of the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, being situate near Black Down hills.
Natural Phenomenon.-OnTuesday the 2d between one and two o'clock, the most surprising Tornado ever remembered to have happened in this part of the country, was observed at Horton, near Colnbrook, whence it passed over Iver heath, Denham, and thence into Hertfortshire. At Denham, the limbs of several large trees were rent off, some torn up by the roots, and some small trees standing near together were twisted round each other. A boy riding in a cart was thrown out by its effects, and the horse so frightened that he ran away with the cart, so that when the boy recovered he supposed they were both lost in the clouds, and returned home under that belief. Two barns, belonging to Mr. Fountain, of Denham, had the thatch and tiles stripped off; the men who were shearing sheep in them were so alarmed that the sheep were left to run away half shorn. We have not heard of any serious accidents resulting from this alarming menon.-(Windsor Express.)
Fashionable resort: Sea-side. time counties, is about to have its fashionLancashire, in imitation of other mariable watering place; Crosby Sea banks, about five miles from Liverpool, commanding extensive views, is the spot fixed upon. Several baths, an hotel, and some tasteful cottages for the reception of visitors, are being erected.
day se'nnight says, "The steam boat from Steam Boat.-The Hull Packet of Monthis town to Selby promises to be the most pheno-pleasant, safe, and expeditious mode of conValuable cargo: Slave Trade punished. veyance ever practised in this part of the Friday afternoon (August 11), the Brisk, the speed with which it goes is astonishing, kingdom. The distance is 60 miles, and Captain Higman, arrived at Portsmouth performing the voyage frequently in four from the Coast of Africa, after a passage of hours, and seldom more than five hours. thirteen weeks. She has on board 7,000 There are rooms ounces of gold dust, and 40 tons of ivory.mented for ladies as well as gentleman; very handsomely ornaDuring her Cruise on the Coast, she was the fares are low; and since the running of very successful in interrupting the Spa- the coaches from Leeds to Wakefield, to niards and Portuguese in trading in African meet the steam packet, there is no doubt Slaves. She captured four vessels, and li- but the public spirit of the proprietors will berated 700 slaves. be handsomely rewarded."
DREADFUL ACCIDENT.-On Monday, the 31st of July, a melancholy accident happened at Messrs. Nesham and Co's colliery, at Newbottle, in the county of Durham. The proprietors had provided a powerful locomotive steam-engine, for the purpose of drawing10 or 12 coal waggons to the staith at one time, and Monday being the day it was to be put in mo
£1,200, and the second £400, to the two | Writers who should in the opinion of three judges chosen by the members of King's and Marischal Colleges, the established clergy of Aberdeen, and his own trustees, produce the best dissertations on the subject prescribed in his will. The Subject was "The evidences that there is a Being all power-terloo Committee at Edinburgh, at once. ful, wise, and good, by whom every thing exists: placed as one of the Assistants to the Liand particularly to obviate difficulties regard-brarian in the University of Edinburgh, ing the Wisdom and Goodness of the Derty, and that in the first place from considerations independent of written Revelation, and in the second place, from the Revelation of the Lord Jesus, and from the whole, to point out the Inferences most necessary for, and useful to, mankind." It was required that all the Essays should be lodged with a gentleman at Aberdeen, by the first of January, 1814. Seven years were allowed to the Candidates to prepare their dissertations. Repeated notices were given in the newspapers, of the amount of the Prizes, the subject, and the conditions. The judges appointed and sworn, were Gilbert Gerard, D. D. Professor of Divinity in King's College, Aberdeen, and Author of the Institutes of Biblical Criticism. The Rev. George Glennie, Professor of Moral Philosophy, in Marischal College, and Robert Hamilton, L. L. D. Professor of Mathematics in the same College, and Author of a Work on the National Debt, and various other well known publications. At a meeting of their Electors held on the 4th inst. at Marischal College, the three Judges reported that they had unani-They were observed all that morning mously decreed the Prizes to two Disserta-playing in the channel, which induced tions, and on opening the sealed let- Messrs. M'Donald, Elder, and M' Innes, of ters accompanying those Dissertations, Sleat, to man a number of boats, with carwhich contained the name and address of penters, coopers, and other labourers in the writers, it was discovered that the their employ, who, after much persevertwelve hundred pounds Prize was due to ance and trouble, at length succeeded in
We hear from the Isle of Skye, that on Monday, the 31st ultimo, there appeared in the Sound, betwixt the harbour of Isle Oronsay, and the opposite coast of Glenelg, on the main land, a number of that species. of whale, called by sailors Skip Jacks.
W. L. Brown, D. D. Principal of Maris-driving the whole, in number seventy-six, into the end of the bay at Isle Oronsay, where they were surrounded and killed; they measure from 12 to 26 feet in length, and will yield a considerable quantity of fiue oil.Edinburgh Paper.)
chal College, and that of four hundred pounds to T. B. Sumner, Esq. of Eton College. Dr. Brown has gained several Literary Prizes on the Continent.
Contribution to the sufferers at Waterloo.
At the Quarterly Meeting of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, held on the 9th of August last, eloquent and impressive speeches were made by Dr. John Inglis, and Dr. Francis Nicol, to recommend and support among the people of Scotland, the liberal and well-merited subscription for the sufferers of the British Army in the victory of Waterloo. These speeches were preserved and reported in an elaborate manner, by an effort of memory of a self taught young man, the son of a private of the gallant 42d regiment, who fell in VOL. II. Lit. Pan. New Series. Sept. 1.
defence of his country in that hard-fought and glorious battle: having stated his case and simple story, elegantly written, and being found to be well versed in Latin, Greek, and other acquirements, he has been by the fortunate notice and generous care of Robert Johnstone, Esq. of the Wa
ments in Scotland have at length extended Improvements extended.-The improveto the Hebrides. In the Isle of Skye, roads and piers are forming, some pretty villages are building, and several plantations have been laid out. An immense quarry of beautiful white freestone has recently been discovered in the Island of Rasay, of which Mr. M'Leod, the proprietor, is now erecting a mansion.
The new bridge which is to be erected at Edinburgh, will add another ornament to that city: it is to be called Wellington Bridge, in compliment to the hero of Waterloo.
It is computed that there are building, this season, in Glasgow and suburbs, not fewer than 300 houses-a gratifying indication of the prosperity of that fine city.
At the Carmarthenshire Great Sessions, last week, there was not a single prisoner in the county gaol for trial; and a trivial nal case. offence in the borough was the only crimi
Letters from the West of Ireland state, that the harvest has commenced generally in that part of the kingdom, and exceeds in quality and produce that of any year in the remembrance of the oldest farmer,