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her immediate appearance; and, instantly to the corner of Southampton-freet, a pere ftanding erect, raised bis right-hand to his son, by trade a Moe-inaker, who it seems breast, and continued for some time in a bad placed himself there for that purpose, bowing attitude to the spectators, to remove hooted and hised liis Majesty in the most their perturbation of mind for his fafety. impudent and audacious manner, and cross Her Majesty now entered, and appeared tinued following his carriage for fome time, to be much agita'ed, clasping her hands displaying crery mark of contempt and dir with great emocion.. On tlie entry of the respect, till at levgih he was taken jeuco Princerles the confusion attendant upon the cutody. When the Royal Famiiy reached outrage had not subsided; aird, on being the Queen's House, fupper was immediatele informed of the cause, August; fainal brought up, but none of the Royal Family away, but was soon recovered by the len- fat down. Her Maje:ty drank a glass of der attentions of her Aifer Elizabeth, and wine and water, and then retired. The the Ladies in waiting. By this time, how- Princess Amelia, who has been ill near (wo ever, the Priocels Mary became no less af. years, fainted on entering her chamber ; fected at the alarming communication, and and the fits continued so long, that trer icthe same means to effect her recovery Atoration to life appeared doublful. His were, with equal (uccels, bad recourse to. Majelty, who was during the whole eveuAfter the firtt montent of ftupor, the per ing perfe&tly cool and collected, on hearing ios around him, and some musicians from of the situation of Amelia, went to her the orcbestra, seized the man, and burried Royal Highness's chamber, and attended him over the pallisades into the music-room. her until recollection recorned, wheu the Ms. Wright, a Solicitor in Wellclose-square, threw herself into the King's arrus, and who lat immediately behind him, was the said, “She would he comforted." Hin first to secure him. He dropt the piftol, Majeity, on leaving the chamber of Ames but Me Wright found it under the fear. lia, went to Elizabeth, Mary, and Augufta, The affecting scene being at length termi- whose htuation was nearly che rime as the Rated, hy the entire composure of the Roy- Princess Amelia's; but a great fiaw nk al Females, “ God save the King" was tears brought them relief, in which itute swice luog, amidft the moft enthusiastic they passed the night. During this scene of thouts of true loyalty and atře Aion. The confusion, the Princess Sopkia (who has play then commenced. Mr. Bannister first been for fome time indifpofei) repeatedly same on, and attempted to proceeds bat called to her attendant to know the caule was interrupted by the audience, who of it. She faid, that the Princess Amelia eagerly enquired whether the aflatlin was in hall returned from the theatre ill. His Man fafe custody; at the same time insisting that jeits, on palling, faid, " Sophia, grad he should be brought upon the fage. Mr. miglit," and retired to rett: it was then one Bannisler answered, that the villian cer. o'clock. We now proceed to ttare, as actainly was in custoly; Mrs. Jordan foon cnrarely as possible, what followed the ajo after came forward also, and allored the prehending of the traitor. The Duke and hoase of the Yame fact. The aulience now Duchess of York were in their box at ihip became perteet!y facisfied, and the perfor. time; and his Royal Highness, who 133 munces were suffered to go on without any an eye-witnets of the transaction, immedli. further interruption. At the end of the ately left it, and attended the examination fa.ce, 6 Gol fave the King” was agaio de. of the offender in tlie room into which them manded ; and the following itanza (ori. had been conducted, and where he had ginally composed imprompire at Quebec) been fearched to see if he had any other was sung as the concluding verse : it is fire-arms, or p?pers. Heliad vone. M. needless to observe, that it was received Tamplin, a trumpeter in the band, wie wich enthusiastic applaule, and encored : affitted in taking him over the orchestra, “ From ev'ry lateni fogy

recognized the man to be a soldier, and, From the affaliin's blow,

pulling open his coat, found that he had on God Thield the King!

a military waistcoat, with the button of O'er him thine arm extend,

tie 15th Light Dragoon. It wis an oid For Britain's fake defend

officer's waistcoat. On being questioned by Qur Father, Prince, and Friend : Mr. Snieridan, he said, “ He had no objec. God Lave the King!"

tion to tell who he was it was not over The royal party then left the theatre yet-thcre was a great deal more and amwit the prayers and plaudits of the crowd. warre to be done. His name was fames ed circle, who, while they thus manifes. Hayfield; he had served his time to a work, sed their fincere regard for a ruoit virtuous ing filversınith, but had enlisted into the and gracious lovereign, fufficiently marked ifth Light Dragoons, and had fought for their indignation at the conduct of the his King and Countıy. At this time the treasonable affailio, who bafely dared to Prince of Wales and Duke of York entered aim a blow at the life of a Prince so jolily the room. He immediately turned to the endeared to all his people. When the Duke, and said, “I know your Royal King's Garriage, on the way home, came Highness--God bless you! I have served with your highness, and (pointing to a He talked in a mysterious way of dream'j deep cut over his eye, and another loug (car and of a great commission loe had received on lais cheek; faid) I got there, and more in his feep; that he knew he was to be a than these, in fighting by your file. At martyr, and was to be prosecuted like his Linceiies I was left three hours among the great mafter, leras Christ. Ke had been dead'in a ditch, and was taken prisoner by perfecuted in France ; but he had not yet the French. I had my arm broken by a been fufficiently triell. He said many other Thot, and eight fabre wounds in my head ; incoherent things in the same style. Wile but I recovered, and here I am." He then liam Wakelin, the perfon of whom he gave the following account of himself, and had bought the pistols, being brought to of his conduct, and he said, that having the house, was examined. He said, it was been discharged from the army, on account true that he had bought a pair of piftols of of his wounds, he had returned to London, him, and that he had said they were for his and now lived by working at his own trade. young master, who would give him a tle made a good deal of money: he worked blunderbuss fut them; but he had not yet for Mr. Hougham, of Aldersgate-street. got the blinderbuss. He koew very little Being weary of life, he last week bought a of Hadfield, but knew where he worked, pair of pistols of one William Wakelin, a and had heard a good character of him, hair-drester and broker, in St. Jolm-ftreet. but that the leaft drink affected his head. (Mr. Sheridan and Mr. Wighlead immedi. Several persons from the house of Mrs. Maately sent persons to bring Wakelin to the fon, his acquaintance, confirmed this fact ; theatre.] He told him; they were for his and they said they ascribed this to the very young master, who would give him a blun- severe wounds he had received in the head. derbuss in exchange. That he had bor- The leatt drink quite deranged him. On towed a crown from his master that morn- this evidence he was committed to Cold ing, with which he had bought some pow• Bath Fields, for re-examination; and the der, and had gone to the house of Mrs. Dukes of Clarence and Cumberland, and Mafon, in Red-lion-street, to have some Mr. Sheridan, conducted him thither. beer; that he went back wards to the yard, His Majesty's Privy Council, however and there he tried his piftols. He found Jefiring to examine him forthwith, to dis. one of them good for nothing; and left it cover if he had any accomplices, he was behind him. In his owo trade he used taken to the Duke of Portland's Offices lead, and he cast himself two Bugs, with where he underwent another examination, which he loaded his piftol, and came to the Mr. Wright, Mr. Holroyd, Mr. Tampling wheatre. At this part of his narrative Sir Mr. Calkin, Mr. Parkinson, Mr. Francis William Addington arrived ; and, taking , Wood, Mr. Lion, and Mr. Dietz, the petthe chair, went over the examination of fons who were instrumetital in securing him, the persons who had fecured him, and who and whose evidence is the moft material as Irad seen the piftol levelled at his Majesty. to his directing the pistol coward his Ma• Sir William faid, it was most material, to jesty's boss, if not towards his facred pers ascertain the fact, whether the pistol was son, also attended. After this the Duke leveled at the sacred person of his Majesty, of Clarence, Duke of Cumberlarid, Mr. or fired at random ; as the one cafe would Sheridan, and a number of officers, went be high treason, the other not. He asked hack to the theatre; and, after their Ma: Hadfield, wliat bad induced him to attempt jefties had withdrawn, the most trict the life of the best of Sovereigns? He search was made for the flugs. A marks answered, that " he had not attempted to was discovered in the top of the canopy kill the king. He had fired his pistol over over the royal box, add, is the orchestra bes the royal box. He was as good a shot as low, a fatrened and irregular piece of lead any in England; but he was himself weary was found, supposed to have recoiled from of life; lic wished for death, but not to the place where it ftruck. It was providie by his own hands. He was desirous to dential, that, at this theatre, the royal box raise an alarm; but wished that the spec. is elevated more than 15 feet above the tators might fall apon him. He hoped pit : fo that from the place where Hadfeld that his life was forfeitedl.” He was asked jeveled his pistol, he was between jo and if he belonged to the Correfponding Society. 40 feet diftant from his Majesty's perfonia He said, “ No; he belonged to no politi. The Prince of Wales, who was at dinner oal Society ; but that he belonged to a club at Lord Melborne's, was almoft immedia called the Odd Fellonos, and that he was a ately informed of the circumstance by Mr. member of a benefit fociety.” And being Jefferys, M. P. for Coventry; who, thinkalked if he had any accomplices, he ing a variety of erroneous reports migit folemnly declared that he had none, and reach his Royal Highness, instantly left the with great energy took God to witness, and theatre, where he had been an eye-witness laid his hand on his heart. From this time of the circumftance, to inform the Prince he began to thew manifest signs of mental of it, and of the King's fafely. His royal derangement. When alked who his father Highness immediately went to the Theawas, he said, " he had been poftillion to tre to attend his Majesty, fome duke," but could not say wbat duke

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This day being the anniversary of the nith Fencibles. A master baker in that Sons of the Clergy, His Royal Highness neighbourhood had very nearly received the the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cla- Mot; as he and others were palling close rence, with the Earl of Westmorland, by the deserter at the moment, and heard and several other Peers, were in their ni alarm till they saw the man drop; who seals at 12. The Prince was received at had not run fix yards from his guard. the Wett port co, with due honours, by

Welnesday, May 21. the Artillery Company. The Lord Mayor, The Light Infantry Battalion of the and 6 Aldermen, wish Sheriff Flower; the Guards had a grand field-day in HydeArchbishop of Canterbury, with the Bi. park this morning, before his Majesty, the fhops of London, Durham, Exeter, Car Prince of Wales, Dukes of York and Cum. lide, Chester, Lincoln, Norwich, and Sa- 'berland, the Edels of Chatham, Harringo lisbury, were seated on the left of the ton, and Chesterfield, and the General Prince. The Bishop of Chester preached. Officers. The men went through their Friday, May 16.

evolutions with the utmost exactness. The The Prince of Wales, Dukes of York, King, after the field-exercise, came to St. Clarence, Cumberland, Gloucester, and fames's palace, where his Kiajesty held a Prince Willi'm, breakfasted this morning levee, which was attended by the fullest with their Majesties and the Priocelles, at and most numerous assemblage of nobleBuckingham-house. The Princeth, were ever witnessed. Several addresses much better in the morning, but he s fuf. were presented to his Mjet, on his late fered much from deprellion of spirits The providentialescape. After the levee, his MaKing came to St. Ja nes's Palace at one jeity entered the Great Council Chamber, o'clock, guarded by a party of the Life where, bei g feited on the throne, the Guards, where his Majesty held a levee, King received the adddress of the House of which was most numerously attended. Lords and Commons, and of the City. Present: his Highness the Prince of

Saturday, May 31.' Orange, the Aichbishaps of Canterbury With moft fiecere regret we announce and York, B.chops of lomon, Noriich, the melancholy fate of the Queen Char. Carlisle, Rochester, Gloucester, and Kila lotte, of 100 guns, Lord Keith's flag ihip, dare. The Imperial, Sardinian, Bavarian, in the Mediterranean. His Lordihip, wo and Wirteinberg envoys. The Lord Mayor, understand, had thought it expedient to Alderinan Watson, the Attorney and Soli- attack the inand Cabrera,, of which the citor General, the Mailer of the Rolls, Mr. French are still poffefsel, about 20 or 30 Common Sergeant, the Recorder of Lon- miles from Leghorn. The attack was to don, Dukes of Portland, M 'n'rose, Beau- have been made by the Briis navy, sfort, and Roxburgh, Marqu fles Devonshire, 'fitted by Austrian troops ; anc, while his Bath, Townthend, and Trc.fi.:d ; and Lordship was making the necefsary are nearly the whole of the Members of both rangements with the Austrian Commander Houses of Parliament and ther Vorlesen, on-More at Leghorn, he sent, on the night u an came on purpose to congratulate his of the 16th, the Qicen Charlotte, having Majesty ou his miraculous escape. '

837 persons on-board, to rec. nooiire the A loyal and atfectionate aldrifs of the inand. On the morning of March 17, he Lords and Conmons united in parlament had the mortification of discovering the was agreed to nemine dissentiente; and in the Queen Charlotte oo fre, 4 or 5 leagues at city of London, a co.nmon council having sea. This fight rendereal Lord Keith albeen fumoroied to meet for general busi. most frantic; he inmediately gave orders ness, a very loyal address of congratuiation for all the vellets and boats w put off, and was, in lik manner, orauimonly voied. every atlistance to be given; and, in this

Last Mond y si’nnight, ab ut 7 o'clock service he was zealous secinded by the in the morning, as a pary of the guards Awstrian General, and all ranks in Legwere conveying to the Savoy two de.

An American vessel, several tarseiters, whom they had brought form tans, and some ships of the line, immedia the country, in ruling down James. alely basit their sails. The fire, however, ftreet, Coverc Garden, il was discovered not will standing all the efforts of-the crew, that one of them (William J«k:)) bad continued to increase. Between 8 and 9 Hipped from the bandcutt, and was ato o'clock, the mafts and rigting caught fire, tempting to escire, by running wn Hari- and made a most awful blaze: the crew, ftreet. Chaidra Boston, one of the guards, however, cut the masts by the board ; and, immediately fired, and thot the fire ilive they going over the thip, o longer threat. dead. The ball penetrated the back part end mischief: but, the fire had taken of the reck, and came out at the tide of ftrung hold of the body of the vell i, and the mouthi. The body, after lying a col- coutin ed to rage. ' The guns nos began Ejeruhte time in Hart Itreet, wiss Curveyed to go off, and the people in the boals, and to Covent Garden watch house. The dea other vessels, who bad gone from Leg orn, ceased was by birth an livihman, 22 ye.'rs were so much alarmed for fear of the holy old, and had lately deserted from the Cor: that they would not approach wie ihip. Gevt. Mag. Mays 1808,

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Here we must mention, that a part of the qualities, to be the finest ship of war that Queen Charlotte's own crew behaved with

ever displayed Enghth colours : though the most generous bravery. Despising all rated 110 guns, he carried 120.–The fo. danger, they approached the ship, and lowing account is dated off Leghorn on the faved many of their gallant countrymen. inih of March. The ship, at 11 o'clock, blew up with a Mr. John Braid, Carpenter of the tremendous explosion, sunk, and, in a mo- Queen Charlotte, reports, that, about 19 ment, left not a wreck hehind. The re- minutes after 6 o'clock yeiterday mornirs, ports are various, respecting the origin of as he was drefling himsell, he heard, the fire ; but the moit credible account is, throughout the thir, a general cry of that it was occasioned by some hay which “ Fire."--Ou which he immediately 121 had been put on-board, and lodged on the up the fore-ladder, to get upon deck, 2rd booms. It was necefsary to remove this found the whole half-deck, the front hulk. hay, to make room for the launch; and, head of the Admiral's cabin, the mai. some of it falling upon the match-tub, mait's coat, and boat's covering on the caught fire, and blazed up with astonishing booms, all'in fames; which, from every rapidity. It suddenly caught the sails and report and probability, he apprehends was rigging, and spread the fames so quickly occasioned by fome hay, which was lyir; on all sides, that they could not be over- under the half-deck, having been fet ci come by any exertions. Immediately after fire by a match in a tub, which was plual. the accident, the wind freshened, and pre- ly kept there for signal guns. The mase vented the other Ihips from feturning into fail at this time was set, and almost entirely port. At length, about 11 at night of the caught fire ; the people not being able to same day, a tartan came in with 30 En- come to the clue garnets en acceunt of the glith seamen, together with the Admiral's Aames. He immediately went to the foreLieutenant, Mr. Stuart. Shortly after, 5 castle, and found Lieutenant Dunias an ! other tartans came in, among which was the Boatswain encouraging the people le an Austrian

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the General Ott. She get water to extinguish the fie. He aphad saved 85 failors, 2 soldiers, 2 quarter- plied to Mr. Dundas, seeing no other ofmasters, and 2 mates; they were quar. ficer on the fore-part of the ship (aud be. tered at Della Scalla Sancta. Yesterday, ing unable to see any on the quarter-deck, the xebec the Prince de Conti came to from the flames and smoke between theol), an anchor : fe had on board 23 English, to give him affittance to drown the lower of whom 3 were dead. The Triton also decks, and secure the hatches, to prevent came in, in her company, with 26 English the fire falling down. Lieut. Dundas 2cfcamen, and I officer. On the 28th, at cordingly went down himself, with 25 noon, a large Noop, which helonged to the many people as he could prevail opon to burned veslel, arrived, with 24 seamen, follow him ; and the louer deck ports and 3 officers. The number of the crew were opened, the scuppers plogger, tte saved amounts to 158. The Captain re- maio and fore halches secured, the cocks mained to the last moment upon the quar- turned, and water drawn in at the poris, ter-deck, giving directions for faving the and the pumps kept going by the people ciew, without regarding his own safety in who came down, as long as they could the lealt. The dilpatches from Lord Kelili, 11and at them. He thinks, that hy klu: with this melancholy intelligence, were exertions the lower deck was kep! fize brought, by the way of Hamburgh, by a from fire, and the magazines prtlerreur mellenger, accompanied by Major (now for a long time, from Janger ; por du fir Jolin) Douglas, who has lost confider- Lieut. Dundas, or he, quit this sta:ion, able property hy the fate of the ibip. They but remained there with all the people utw are dated Leghorn, March 13. All Lord could be prevailed upon to stay, till several Keithi's papers have been destroyed; a of the middle deck guns came through ita? circumstance which, it is feared, will im- deck. Ahout 9 o'clock, Lieut, Danvas and peje his Lordibin's operations, till fresh he, finding it impoflible to remain any instructions are sent ont to him from Eng- longer below, weot out at the forem it land. The Queen Charlotte was Lord lower-deck port, and got upon the fores Howe's ship in the memorable first of caftle; on which he thinks there were June; and it was on-board of her that the then about 150 of the people drawing a Royal Family went, when the King re- ter, and throwing it as far alt as pofliuke viewed the fleet at Spillead after that give upon the fire. He continued about 1 rious victory. We regret her loss; but we haur on the forecastle, and, finding : most deeply !ament the fate of her gallant efforts to extinguish the flames unavailing, crew, which consisted of some of the most he jumped from the jib-boom, and than choice and brave men in our navy. The to an American buat approaching the line Queen Charlotte was launched in 1790, by which he was pick-d up, and put ini in immediate succession off the nip of the a tartan, then in the charge of Lieut. Stev, Royal Geo:ge, and was allowed, both as art, who had come off to the affittance of a prime failer, and for her other superior the Mip.".

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P. 186. The Rev. Thomas Sampson was from my personal acquaintance with him, Foraueriy curate of Wandiworth iu Surrey; I am fully justified in affirming are totally chap! i'n tw a volunteer company raised inapplicable to the foldier-like character there in the rebellion of 1745; afterwards of that lamented officer. PHILALETHES, min. ter ut Hammersmith; and had two P. 396. Mr, Parker had no other benelivings in Slx given him by Lord Chan- fice than those of Lutton and Slawston ; cellor Bathurst. He was more than do and in the latter place he is fucceedled by years old.

the Hon. and Rev. Richard Stopford, foa. P. 183. Mrs. Rudd was the person who of the Eurl of Courtown, and brother to taj su nariow an efcape for her life on Lord Viscount Scopford, Mr. S. is also her trial for the forgery for which the two rector of Barton Segrave, co. Northampton, Perieaus were hanged. See our vol. XLV. 7.003. For some years the gained a com

BIRTHS. perent living by writing for the Reviews. April IN Dorsetthire, the wife of Thomas

P. 390, b. Mr. George Ra9th-w had 25. | Buckler Lathbride, esq. a daugh. been a terkant 40 years in a gentlem in's Lately, at his Lordfhip’s residence at Pera, family in Yorkih re; and having faved, near Conftantinople, the Countess of Elgili, with frugality and a good character, 400 1. a son and heir. fie entered into partnership in the coin- May 2. In South Molton-street, the lady trade, where he lost three of his hundreds; of the Hon. Lielt. col. Browne, of the 13tha the r-muniig hundred he lent to a false light dragoons, a lon. friend, and lost it, and, at 60 years of 5. The lady of Sir Wm. Rowley, bart. ise, was without a thilling in the world! of Tendring, Suffolk, a son. lis master took pity on bim, fupplied him 8. At Cafwick-house, near Stamford, Wit's money to feed and cloath bim, and, co. Lincoln, the lady of Sir John Trollope, bio ni wer all other his expences, suitable bart. a son and heir. to his deserts and his station in life. Bee 14. In Biker-street, Portman-square, W] a scene not very common: a servant, Lady Arabella Ward, a daughter, farthful and frugal for 40 years, finking 17. The wife of Thomas Futsett, esq. of under misfortune, saved by a munificent Surbiton-place, Surrey, a daughter. matter!

21. The wife of John Puget, esq. of P. 392. Mr. Lylons's interest in his un- John-ftreet, Bedford-row, a daughter. cle's estates, we are affured, is only re- At Chelhunt, Herts, the wife of Verfonary.

Vincent, esq. a son.

25. At his Grace's house in Hill-treet, Mr. Urban, lo reiding your last Obi- Berkeley square, the Duchess of Rutlaud, tuary,.p.394, I accidentally met with the å daughter. correet and elegiat farewell eulogy on the 26. At Broughton castle, co. Oxford, the late Mii Dandridge. I wilh it were, equals wife of Lieut..col. Maxwell, a son. ly in my power to add my testimony to the accuracy of the writer's information.

MARRIAGES. With regard to the character and merits of ATELY, at Bombay, in the E. Indies, Mr. Dandridge, as represented by the wri- Rob. Stewart, esq. fugeon in the East ler.H,' I have nothing to remark, never India Company's service, to Mis Frederick, having had the good fortune of his ac- * daughter of the late Col. F.- At the same quaintance; but, where I am jullified in piace, Lieut. James Taylor Warren, adgiving my opinion, I certainly have de. jurant and quarter master of the 24 reg. Iccted error.' It were to be wined that of native infantry, to Miss C. A. Goodwyn. those who undertake to offer any thing to At Caldicut, John Sinee, esq. to Miss the publick would exert their fagacity in Margaret Nugent. tracing the truth of the facts they would At Calcutta, Alexander Wright, esq. to relate.

The erratum I would with lo Miss Jettop, daughter of Li-ut. col. J. point out is at the conclufion of H's re. At Gothal, A. Stephens, ery. of Keerpoy, marks on his deceased friend, and runs, to Miss Touchet. the meritorious Cipt. Cookes, who was At Poonamallie, Lieut. J. L. Jones, (w prixed and murdered by a marauding fort-a ljutant, to Mit Mikenzie. party of Orange-men, in the late unhappy At Columoo, J. Lavaliere, ésq. to Miss rejcilion of our sfter kingdom.' Sir, The Scherir, daughter of P. Sluytkin, esq. late truiy meritorious Capt. Cookes in qucft:ou governor ot the Dutch factory at Surat. was not surprized and murdered, but fell Ac Madras, J. Taylor r1q. secretary to at the head of a smali detachunent, after the Board of Trade, to Miss Williams. having made repeated attacks upou num. Ai Cawnpore, Cornet liinc Hays of the bers of rebels, who were fumly entrench- 27th light dragoons, tw Miss Fawcert,d ug. ed at no great sutance irom the fort of of Capt. F. of the East India Company's Kildare.

When we read that such an offi- Bengal cavalıy. er was surprized, the very term im, lies A Kingston, Jamaica, the Hon. Alex. Talhness or imprudence i whicui qualities, Roberts, to Miss Elizabeth Ruid.

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