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Anthill, W. Norwick, apothecary, Feb. 5.
Cardwell, J. Prefon, tallow-chandler, March 3.
Cowen, R. Love-lane, wine merchant. March 25.
Kemble, S. & W. Spens, Norfolk-tr. merchants, Feb. 25.
LIST OF DISEASES IN LONDON.
Account of Difeafes in an Eastern District of London, from the 20th of January to the
20th of February.
No. of Cafes.
19 Low Fever
Mathew, J. M. Craven street, broker, Feb. 22.
Menorrhagia lochialis 23 Mastodynia
Scroggs, S. 5. and J. Prentice, Little Warner-fr. Feb. 22.
Smith, F. Grofvenor-freet, taylor, March 1.
Weiton, H. Fore-ftreet, corn-chandier, March 14.
No. of Cafes.
The great feverity of the cold and the long continuance of easterly and north-easterly winds have occasioned the continuance or return of 6 pneumonic complaints. The number of coughs and colds has been increased, and the fymptoms, in many cafes, have been aggravated by the ftate of the weather. The number of contagious difeafes has, however, been diminished. The cafes of chronic rheumatism have increafed in number, as appears by the 4 lift, and many of thefe have proved very 3 obftinate.
INCIDENTS, AND MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN AND NEAR LONDON.
Jan. 22. At a general meeting of the London dealers, interested in the demand which has lately been made by feveral carriers for booking of parcels, it was unanimously refolved firmly to refift their unreasonable demands; and to give every preference to carriers, who do not make this demand.
Jan. 28 A violent ftorm of wind entirely defroyed the remains of King John's Castle, at Old-Ford near Bow. This ancient pile was built in 1203, and was the refidence of King John. It was first mutilated during the civil wars of Charles I. About thirty years ago the chapel fell; and ten years afterwards two wings tumbled down; it is now levelled. Several curious coins, &c. have been difcovered among the ruins. Jan. 31. A fire broke out about feven o'clock, at Mr. Freake's, a fugar-baker, in Thames-freet, near Labour-in-Vain Hill. and the extenfive premises were entirely deAroved.
Feb. 1. An affociation of tavern, hotel, coffee-house, and tavern keepers has been formed for remedying the feveral abufes incident to them as a body, in confequence of the continual depredations committed upon them by perfons who affume the character of gentlemen, and who contract debts, which they have no probable means of difcharging. It is alfo an object of this affociation to attempt to eradicate thofe domeftic inconveniencies, which the trade as well as the public at large experience from the improper conduct of fervants in general. For thefe and other purpofes, they have eftablished an office at No. 8. Holywell-ftreet, Strand.
Feb. 2. As Mr. Bicknell, gardener, at Batterfea, was at breakfaft with his family; by the preffure of his feet upon an iron fender, one end of it flew up, and ftruck a child about a year and a half, old, fo violently upon the back of the head, as to occafion its death the fame day.
Feb. 5. Mr. C. Taylor of Manchefter was elected to the office of principal fecretary to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, in the Adelphi. Feb. 12.
From a statement advertifed this day, it appears that fince the establishment of the SUNDAY SCHOOL SOCIETY, in 1785, they have diftributed 131,826 spelling-books, 31,398 teftaments, and 6244 bibles; which have been difpofed of to 1516 fchools, containing about 156,490 fcholars. It alfo ap. pears from the Society's Reports, that the important benefits of thefe fchools are now generally felt and expreffed in most parts of the kingdom; yet the expences of this fociety for laft year have exceeded the income by 1191. 114. 3d. In confequence of which, freth fubfcriptions are earnedly requested. Feb. 14. At the general quarter feflions held
at Guildhall, the magiftrates came to the refolution, of not interfering with the exifting methods of making bread in the city of London; the Act of the 13th of Geo. III. cap. 62 being ineffectual for the intended purposes. Feb. 15. A difference of opinion having arifen among feveral magiftrates, refpecting the construction of the act of parliament impofing the hair-powder tax; the lord mayor has taken the opinion of the attorney and folicitor general, as well as thofe of the recorder and common ferjeant; by which it appears that no volunteer is exempted from the tax, excepting thofe who ferve in corps raised within the meaning of the act 34. Geo. III. which are very few.
Married.] Mr. Sealey Fourdrinier, of Lombard-treet, to Mifs Pouna!l, of Iflington.
At St. Ann's, Wetminster, Mr. John Soward, of Wardour-ftreet, herald painter, to Mifs Jane Kernot, youngest daughter of W. Kernot, efq. of Winchester.
At Kingston, George Harding, efq. to Mifs Champion, only daughter of Richard Champion, efq. of Kingston.
'At St. George's, Hanover-fquare, J. B. Dean, efq. to Mifs Hundfon.
Thomas Peake, efq. barrister at law, to Mifs Budger, of Tottenham.
At St. Saviour's, Southwark, Mr. Edmonds, furveyor, to Mifs Pearfon, only daughter of W. Pearton, efq. of Newington Butts.
Mr. Whaley, the celebrated pedestrian, to the Hon. Mifs Lawlefs, filter to Lord Cloncurry.
At St. Martin's in the Fields, Caleb Whitefoord, efq. to Mifs Sydney.
Lieut. Col. Robert Craufurd, to Mifs Holland, daughter of Henry Holland, efq. of Sloane-street.
Lieut. O'Neil, of the 17th regiment of foot, to Mifs A. Willim, of Delahay-street, Westminster.
At St. George's, Hanover-fquare, Lieut. George Mensforth, of the 81st infantry, to Mifs Elizabeth Cole, of Upper Mary-le-bone ftiect.
At Kensington, Mr. D. Leighton, to Mifs E. Sewell, both of Brompton.
At St. George's, Hanover-fquare, Jofeph Mortimer, efq. to Mits Caroline Bedingfield.
In the King's-road, Chelsea, Mr. C. Hempel, to Mifs Hornby.
The Rev. T. Andrews, L. L. B. to Mifs Forster, of Howland-street, Fitzroy-square.
The Rev. A. Faulknor, to Mifs H. Spry, daughter of Lieutenant-General Spry.
Died.] At Blackheath, aged 88, Mrs. Mary Duval.
In Sambrook-court, Bafinghall-ftreet, aged 28, Dr. John Miers Lettfom, eldeft fon of Dr. Lettfom.
In Hill-ftreet, Berkeley-fquare, the Marchionefs of Bute. In
In Albermarle-ftreet, Lord Lilford, formerly Mr Powys. Whilft a commoner, Lord Lilford was generally confidered as one of the most refpeciable of the inependent country members of the lower boufe; he voted almost undermy in oppofition to the court intereft; latterly he efpoufed the fide of the alarmifs, and for this, and his fupport of the war, he is fuppofed to have been advanced to the pecage.
At Richmond, aged 81, Mrs. Jane Nicholls.
In Bond Street, Mr. Wm. Pritchard. At Sadler's-Hall, Cheapfide, aged 73, Mr. Wm. Pritchard.
At Chelfea, Mrs. Blunt, relict of J. Blunt, efq. of Horsham.
In King-street, Cheapfide, at his brother's houfe, John Sowden, efq. of Kendall, Westmoreland.
At Hackney, Thomas Flight, efq.
At Kensington Palace, aged 16, Mr. C. Wynyard, fon of the late Lieutenant-General Wynyard.
At Pimlico, Mr. Wm. Wallace. At Kensington Palace, Mifs F. Stephens. At the Spa Gardens, Bermondfey, aged 79, Mr. Thomas Keyfe; more than 30 years proprietor of that place; his paintings have been univerfally admired.
In Goodman's-fields, Mr. A. De Mattos Mocatta; he was one of the richest Jews in England, having amaffed immenfe wealth by his own industry. He bequeathed 200 guineas to be divided amongst three men, whom he appointed to watch his grave, day and night, for the period of twelve months.
Wilts, and fixth daughter of the late Sir Thomas Frankland, Bart.
In Lamb's Conduit-ftreet, Mr. Ellis; his death was occasioned by an inward injury, which he received from the preiling of the crowd in the Houfe of Commons on the night of the debate on the subject of peace. In Quebec-street, Oxford-ftreet, Mr. Wale, apothecary.
At iflington, Mrs. Brazier, wife of John Brazier, eiq. of Cooper's-row, Tower-hill. In Dartmouth-street, Weftminster, aged 82, Mrs. Pilliner.
In Lincoln's-inn-fields, Mrs. Adams, wife of W. Adams, esq. barrister, and fister to Lord Keith, in her mind, and manners was combined all that is estimable, endearing, and exemplary in the female character.
In Manor-street, Chelfea, aged 73, Mr. James Belfon, fhip-broker; formerly the well-known captain and owner of the Charles Sharp Weft-Indiamen, trading to St. Vincent's and Nevis. Few men had a more extensive knowledge of maritime and commercial affairs. To a mind wel! ftored with literature, he joined the moft conciliating manners. Sympathy and benevolence were the tenants of his bofom through a long life; to this, with many a figh and tear, the widow, and the fatherlefs in particular, will long bear a testimony.
At his houfe, in Great George-ftreet, Westminster, aged 72, the Right Rev. John Warren, D. D. Bishop of Bangor. His lordfhip received his education at Sudbury, from whence he removed to Cauis College in Cambridge, and on the expiration of his term, was patronized by Dr. Mawfon, Bishop of Ely, to whom he became domeftic chaplain, and by his skill and fagacity; having greatly improved the revenues of the fee, in return for this important fervice he had conferred on him fucceflively the rectories of Leverington, Sutton, and Mepal, in the Isle of Ely, Snalewell in Cambridgfhire, finecure rectory of Elm cum Emneth in Norfolk, and the vicarage of Witbech, St. Peter's, with the Chappell of St Mary annexed; from whence, in 1779, he was promoted to the fee of St. David's, and in 1783, tranflated to that of Bangor. His lordship in April, 1777, married Elizabeth, one of the daughters of Henry Southwell efq. of Wifbech, by Frances his wife, fifter of Matthew Wyldbore, efq. deceafed, lately member in parliament for Peterborough, by whom he had no iffue. A Certain very extraordinary and well-known'incident in his life, and the deaths of his brother Dr. Warren, a celebrated phyfician, and of the late Lord Chief Juftice Eyre, (who married the fifter of the bishop's lady,) and with whom he was connected by ties of the moft exalted friendship, are fuppofed to have preyed on the bishop's fpirits, and cut the thread of a most valuable life earlier than might have been expected in a man of found stamina, and fingular temperance. His lordship's remains were interred in Weftminster-Abbey.
[Additional particulars relative to Mr. George Steevens, whofe death was mentioned at page 84 of sur laft.] [Though Mr. Steevens is known rather as a Commentator, than as an Original Writer, yet, when the works which he illuftrated, the learning, fagacity, tafte, and general knowledge which he brought to the taik, and the fuccefs which crowned his labours, are confidered, it would be an act of injuftice to refufe him a place among the first literary ch racters of the age. Mr. Steevens poffeffed that knowledge which qualified him, in a fuperior degree, for the illuftration of Shakfpeare; and without which the utmost critical acumen would have proved abortive. had, in short, ftudied the age of Shakespeare, and had employed his perfevering industry in becoming acquainted with the writings, manners, and laws of that period, as well as the provincial peculiarities, whether of language or custom, which prevailed in different parts of the kingdom, but more particularly in those where Shakspeare paffed the early years of his life. This ftore of knowledge he was continually encreafing, by the acquifition of the rare and obfolete publications of a former age, which he fpared no expence to obtain; while his critical fagacity and acute obfervation were employed inceffantly in calling forth the hidden meanings of the great Dramatic Bard, from their covert; and confequently enlarging the difplay of his beauties. This advantage is evident from his laft edition of Shakfpeare, which contains fo large a portion of new, interesting and accumulated illuftration. In the preparation of it for the prefs, he gave an inftance of editorial activity and perfeverance which is without example. To this work he devoted folely, and exclufively of all other attentions, a period of eighteen months; and during that time he left his houfe every morning at one o'clock, with the Hampstead patrole, and proceeded, without any confideration of the weather or the feafon, to his friend Mr. Ifaac Read's chambers, in Barnard's Inn, where he was allowed to admit himfelf, and found a room prepared to receive him, with a fheet of the Shakspeare Letterprefs ready for correction.-There was every book which he might wish to confult, and to Mr. Read he could apply, on any doubt or fudden fuggeftion, to a knowledge of English literature perhaps equal to his own. This nocturnal toil greatly accelerated the printing of the work; as while the printers flept the editor was awake, and thus, in lefs than twenty months he completed his laft fplendid edition of Shakspeare, in fifteen large octavo volumes-an almoft incredible labour, which proved the astonishing energy and perfevering powers of his mind. That Mr. Steevens contented himself with being a commentator, arofe probably from the habits of his life; and his devotion to the name, with which his own will defcend to the latest pofterity. It is probable that many of his Jeux d'Efprit might be collected; there is a Poem of his in MONTHLY MAG. No. 56.
Dodfley's Annual Regifter, under the title of The Frantic Lover, which is fuperior to any fimilar production in the English language. Mr. Steevens was a claffical fcholar of the
first order. He was equally acquainted with the Belles Lettres of Europe. He had ftudied history, ancient and modern, but particularly that of his own country. He poffeffed a strong original genius, and an abundant wit; his imagination was of every colour, and his fentimen were enlivened with the most brilliant expreffions. His colloquial powers furpaffed thofe of other men. In argument he was uncommonly eloquent; and his eloquence was equally logical and animated. His defcriptions were fo true to nature, his figures were fo finely fketched, of fuch curious felection and fo happily grouped, that he might be confidered as a fpeaking Hogarth. He would frequently, in his sportive and almost boyish humours, condefcend to a degree of ribaldry but little above O'Keefe--with him, however, it loft all its coarfenefs, and affumed the air of claffical vivacity. He was indeed too apt to catch the ridiculous, both in characters and things, and indulge an indifcreet animation wherever he found it. He scattered his wit and his humour, his gibes and his jeers, too freely around him, and they were not loft for want of gathering. Mr. Steevens poffeffed a very handfome fortune, which he managed with difcretion, and was enabled by it to gratify his wishes, which he did without any regard to expence, in forming his diftinguifhed collections of claffical learning, literary antiquity, and the arts connected with it. His generofity alfo was equal to his fortune; and though he was not feen to give eleemofynary fixpences to fturdy beggars or fweepers of the croffings, few perfons diftributed banknotes with more liberality; and fome of his acts of pecuniary kindnets might be named, which could only proceed from a mind adorned with the noblest fentiments of humanity. He poffeffed all the grace of exterior accomplishment, acquired at a period when civility and politenefs were characteristics of a gentleman. Mr. Steevens received the first part of his education at Kingston upon Thames; he went from thence to Eton, and was afterwards a Fellow Commoner of King's College, Cambridge. He alfo accepted a commiffion in the Effex militia on its first establishment. The latter years of his life he chiefly paffed at Hampstead, in unvifitable feclufion, and feldom mixed with fociety but in bookfellers' fhops, or the Shakspeare gallery, or the morning conversatione of Sir Jofeph Banks. He has bequeathed hisvaluable Shakspeare, illuftrated with near 1500 prints, to Lord Spencer; his Hogarth perfect, with the exception of one or two pieces, to Mr. Windham, and his corrected copy of Shakspeare, with 200 guineas, to his friend Mr, Read. This library will be.ome the property of Mifs Steevens, his relation, who will poffefs the bulk of his fortune as refiduary legatee.]
WITH ALL MARRIAGES AND DEATHS,
Arranged geographically, or in the Order of the Counties.
[*.* Authentic Communications for this Department are always very thankfully received.]
Married. Stephen Fenwick, efq. captain in the North York Militia, to Mifs F. A. Farquharfon, of Houghton. Mr. Wm. Buffey, ornfactor, to Mifs Hainback, both of Yarm. At North Shields, Mr. Tho. Matthews, butcher, to Mifs Johnfon.
At Haddington, Colin Maclaurin, efq. advocate, to Mils Jane Wilkie, of Rathobyres. At Berwick, Lieut. Wm. Renwick, of the navy, to Mifs Jane Davidfon.
At Aycliffe, John Boazman, to Mifs Hodgfon. Mr. Wm. Laidler, of Low Lights, hip-owner, to Mifs Radcliff, of North Shields.
At South Church, near Bishop's Auckland, Mr. Henderson, of Eldon, to Mifs Smith, of Morden.
At Morpeth, Mr. R. Dixon, to Miís Anne Singleton.
Died.] At Durham, Mr. James Cawdell, many years manager of the theatres at that place, Shields, Sunderland, Scarborough, &c. His abilities were generally admired, and as an intelligent, friendly, focial and facetious companion, he was almoft unrivalled.
Mrs. Harrifon, aged 86. Mr. Jofeph Thompfon, attorney at law, aged 54. Mrs. Ann Afkew, aged 75. Mrs. Mary Oakley.
At Thirlefton, near Whittingham, in an advanced age, Mr. Ralph Bolour, an eminent farmer.
At Newcastle, Mr. Robt. Jackson, cheefemonger. Mr. John Shipley. Mr. James Robinson, fen. aged 75. Mrs. Tickle. Mr. Wm. Ingham, jun. aged 18, a youth of great genius and accomplishments. Mr. Robert Hawks, late maker of the ship Three Brothers. of this port. Mrs. Crofs, wife of Mr. John Crofs. Mr. Jof. Atkinson, an officer in the Cumberland Militia. Mrs. Wallace, wife of Mr. Wallace, grocer.
At Pates Hill, near Carlisle, in the flower of her age, Mifs Miles.
At Morpeth, Mr. Rob. Clarke, currier.
CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND.
Married.] At Cockermouth, Mr. Jof. Sim, currier, to Miss Sarah Walker, of Dean. At Abbeyholm, Mr. John Bullman, of Fellfide, to Mrs. Tordiff, of Long Newton. Mr.. Mark, tanner, at Maryport, to Mifs Wilkinfon, of Blitterlees. Mr. Robt. Huddart, of Skinburnefs, to Mifs Sim, of Silloth. Mr. John Wood, of Baggray, to Mifs Johnfon, of Pelutho. Mr. Jofeph Jopling, marble-cutter, in Gateshead, to Mifs Watkin, of Newcastle."
At Walton, Mr. John Birkley, eldest son of Richard Birkley, of Blackburn, efq. te Mifs Margaret Backhoufe, of Everton.
At Temple Sowerby, Mr. The. Nutt, of Manchester, to Mifs Hodgfon, fifter of Rd. Hodgson Edmonfou, efq. of Acronbank.
At Whitehaven, Mr. James McKinney, butcher, to Mrs. M'Coombe, widow. Mr. John Fothergill, mariner, to Mifs Susan Pettigrew.
Died.] At Kelfo, the Rev. Corn. Lundie, upwards of 50 years minister of that town.