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in the taste which led him to select, and the late Theobald Wolfe, efq. and cousin to the judgment which enabled him to appreciate, late Lord Kilwarden. the literary productions which were, from Suddenly, Brice, Earl of Milltown, 72, time to time, presented to him. Although who fucceeded his brother Joseph, the late frequently solicited, and amply qualified, to Earl, November 27th, 1801. He is fucceedfill fituations of public trust and responGbility, ed to his title and estates by his grandion, it is a well known fact, that he uniformly who entered his 8th year, on the 11th of declined to accept any office of this kind. It February. This young nubleman is the fon need scarcely be added, that he kept aloof of Joseph Leeson, efq. eldest son of the late from all party discussions, and political diffen- Earl, who died before his father came to the fions, although distinguished, upon every title; and Emily, grand-daughter of General great queftion, as a warm friend to the inva- Douglas. The young Earl bus a brother, luable constitution of his country. In private Henry Talbot, born in 1800; and a litter life, Mr. Bell was humane, charitable, and Cecilia, born in 1801, shortly after the death uno tentatious, uniting to a copious fund of of her father. Elformation and good sense, a benevolence of Mr. Stewart, a favourite but unfortunate beart, and chearfulness of temper, peculiarly son of Thespis. With all his failings he his own. He continued in the active duties had also fund of generosity and philan. of his profeffion till within a very short pe. thropy which mould have obscured his riod of his death, and preserved his faculties faults from the researches of his traducers; Enimpaired to the last. He was one of the he was a good son, iind in that capacity de'original promoters of the Society of Booksellers serves the unqualified praise of those who of Edinburgh and Leith, and was the first knew his conduct to his father. Malignity, who filled the situation of Prefes of that so. aided by the indiscretions incident to human ciety. At a meeting of the committee, held nature, perverted in a great degree the men. on the 29th of September, the following pro- tal faculties of poor Stewart; melancholy pofol was made by Mr. Constable, the present succeeded violence ; and dumb forgetfulness, Preses, and unanimously approved of; and relieved only by incoherent recollection, with it we shall conclude this short sketch of finally closed the scene of this once favoured the character of Mr. Bell: “ The society and establimed comedian. He was about having recently sustained a very affilieting loís 35 years of age; and had been a confiderable in the death of one of its oldest and worthiest part of that time upon the stage, but, yatil members, Mr. John Bell, it is proposed the production of O'Keefe's " Wicklow that, at the next general meeting, all Gold Mines," did not rise above mediocrity; the members thall appear in mourning, as a from that period (1794) he diftinguithed small tribute of respect to the memory of one himself in low comedy, and ultimately bewho has, for half a century, held a diftin. came a prominent favourite with the Dublin Euiihed place among his brethren, and whose audience. He has left a young widow preg. name will never be forgotten while integrity nan: (the late Miss Griffiths) and two chil. and uprightness are held in estimation among dren.

At Bellat, Mrs. White, wife of Mr. W. of IRELAND

the Belfast theatre; a woman oi molt exemMarried.] Joseph Fox, efq. of Dooliston, plary conduct and meekness of difpofiMeath, to Miss Frances D'Arcy, of Hydepark, tion, which gained and secured her the love Weftmeath.

and esteem of all who kner her. She was At Cavan, Robert Crawford, cfg. furveyor one of the infant pupils of the celebrated of Excise, aged Bo years, to Miss Sarah Gra. Garrick, and her father (a Mr. Simpson, of ham, only daughter of the late fråncis G. Aberdeen in Scotland, where Mrs. W. has esa, aged 15 years.

left several near relations, of the most re. At Limerick, Thomas Swyny, elg. lieut. spectable families,) was Mr. G.'s aiifanc in the 25th regt. of foot, to Miss Catherine and particular fricnd. Mr. Carrick brought Cecilia Glissan, daughter to William Glifun, her put in the character of Violante, in the eq. of Fermoy.

Wonder! a Woman keeps a Secret, at the Died.] In Dublin, Lord Carbery, who fuc- age of fourteen, with his Don Felix, in which cealed to that citle about a year ago. His the proved very successful; having in her loodthip was the fifth baron, and has left two intant years, performed all the principal chitdaughters, ebe Hon. Mrs. Preston, and the dren's parts with that great man. she couHan. Mrs. Barry; but dying without male tinued but a short time in the profeffion, when iffae, the title devalves to his relative Sir She was married to Charles Fleetwood, eig. John Evans Freke.Alics, Countess of Wisk- Ton of the old patentee of that name of Drulow, relict of the late Lurd Vucount W. 69. ry-lane theatre, who shortly after died at

-John Allen, elg. 81. He was one of the. Bengal in the East Indies; where, on his oldest merchants in chat city, and a director arrival, he was informed of the decease of his

of the bank of Ireland, since the first efta- wile's brother, a bort iime, before at Madras. * Ahacht.

a Captain John Simplon, in the army. Mas. Mr. Walth, wife of the Dean of Dromore. White being defrauded of all the property This lady was one of the co heirelles of the left her, which was conhderable both by her

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brorlier and hushand, was necesitated to re- At Colchester, Connecticut, in America, turn again to the Itage, where she has ex- Mr. Hezekiah Kilhourn, aged 77 years. perienced many vicissitudes with Mr. White, The cate of this man has hitherto been unie to whom she had been married fixteen years. precedented in that country. Until he was

At the same place, William Sinclair, fifty years of age, he supported thole Christian efq. Poslefted of an active mind, the Maple virtues which add dignity to an intelligent trade of the country was conducted by him and elevated mind. He then, by degrees, On af enlarged scale, with that success became inane; three years elapsed; it was which unremitting application, directed by found necellary, for his family's safety, to the foundest talents, naturally produces. In confine him in chains. In this fituation he the prosecution of his designs, he appeared to remained twenty.five years, when he imbibed dernie as much facisfaction from the employ- an idea that he should be poisoned to death; ment and comfort afforded to the numerous he accordingly refused to take food of any body of people under him, as from any pre- kind (tobacco and water excepted), and, fent emolument with increasing opulence, strange to tell, he tasted 62 days. He tlien, his liberality kept pace; for his hand was not by the folicitations of his attendants, with a only open to individual wiltrels, but to the

voracious appetite, received into his stoniach support of every public institution, to the ad- one large table spoon full of milk, and again vancement of every relative, to the encou. refused sustenance. He survived two days ragement of the industry of every acquaint. after taking the milk, when death closed the

In his manner at home, where the melancholy scene. heart is best developed, were blended the At Boston, America, Mr. Thomas Parker, father, brother, and friend, infornuch that aged 50; an active naval officer in the revothe domestic circle has feldons presented a lutionary war. The following is an extract more perte &t scene of chearful ingocence, from his log book : “First part of the voyconfidence, and love.

age, pleasant, with fine breezes and free Allo at Belfalt, William Preston, efq. baro winds-all fail set-spoke many vesiels in riiter at law; he wils a gentleinan of mild, want of provisions supplied them freelyand benevolen: manners, and an excellent Middle passage-Weather variable-bort of clallic scholar. His works as a poet are well provisions spoke several of the above vessels known and admired for their elegant tafte, our supply had enabled to refit-n.ade fignals and refined feelings.

of distressthey up helm and bore away At Chilconib, Killarney, Miss ş Lynn, Latter part-Boisterous, with contrary winds. youngeit daughter of Adam Lottus L, esq. Current of adverfity setting hard to leeward.

At Newmarket, county of Cork, Mrs. Toward the end of the passage cleared up: Curran, mother of the Right Hon. John with the quadrant of honesty, had an obler. Philpot Curran, master of the rolls.

vation; corrected and made up my reckon · Ai Limerick, the Right Rev. Dr. Michael ing, and, after a pafliage of fifty years; came Peter M.Mahon, titular Bishop of Killaloe, to in Mortality Road, with the calm unrul. aged 97.

fled surface of the ocean of Eternity in At Dreliadarsna, county of Limerick, Anne view." Meade, at the advanced age of 117.

At Calabar, in the East Indies, in 'the

32d year of his age, Captain Smyth, of the At Petersburg, on the 3d of June laft, in 56th regiment, lait surviving son of the late the 77th year of his age, M. Bachmeister, James Smyth, efq. attorney at law, of Nor. Member of the Imperial Academy of Sci- wich. After serving in all the campaigns of ences. He has leit a considerable number of Flanders and Holland, under General Coole manuscripti, to the care of Mr. Luflo, who at Oftend, in Ireland at the battle of Vinegar will select those fit for the public. A cata- Hill, in Gibraltar during the riutiny, with Jogue of his works is inserted in Meufel's Abercromby in Egypt, when be gained a Catalogue of the Authors of Germany. medal; and after having gallantly served his

At Kiel, Doćior Hensler, one of the most country in fourteen general a&ions, he 33 diftinguisoed members of the University in doomed to fall in the prime of life, a vidim that city. He was author of many learned to a malignant fever in a foreign land. works: the most diftingujthes of which are, At Vellore, in the East Indies, Lieutenantbis reliearches on the Olisin of Siphilis The colonel James Kerras, eldest son os the Prince Regent of Denmark has purchared 'ur late Mr. Andrew M'Kerras, merchant in the Danish Admiralty, tie valuable library of Leith, and brother to the lute Major William this learned physician.

M'Kerras, of the corps of Roval Engineers, At Saxe Weimar, Charles Gore, esq. for. who was killed in the service of his country, merly of Southampton, but for many years in the memorsble expedition to Egypt, under years poft refident st Weimar.

He has lelt the galant Sir Ralph Abercromby. Colone! two children; Emily, his eldest surviving M.Kerras had forved in India upwards at daughter, now at Wcima, and Anna, Dow. years, with ruch credit to himself and ho. aget Courteis cowper, now at Fiorener, mu. Rour to his country, and was much repeated lier of the present Eurd, and ur the Hon. as a teady, active, and bumune officer hycucer Couper

MUNTHLY

DEATHS ABROAD.

MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. THE Oporto fleet, lately arrived, has brought a more considerable quantity of port wine

into our market, than hias been for fome years past arrived in any one fleet : the article, bowever, keeps up its price, and the wines juit now arrived may be called in general of good quality, but they are still deficient in brandy, owing to the scarcity and present high price of that article in Portugal. Cottons by this fieel, from Lilbon, &c. have conse to rather a dull market; nor is there a speedy appearance of its being better, owing to the present ftate of the manufactories in Lancainire, which are rather at a stand for want of good foreign orders, the trade in general having suffered so severely by their late Hamburgh con. nexions.

It is satisfa&ory to find, by the late order of council, that the speculators to Buenos Ayres tuve gor permifiion to dispose of their out-ward bound cargues (through the medium of neutrai vefleis, &c.) as well as to bring home the returns in like nunner ; by which means the serious iols that would eventually fall on them is prevented, and, in all probability, their adventures will turn out to good account, as the principal part of their cargoes are at this zime winted in the Welt Indies, and produce there my be had on reasonable terms, particularly rum, the importition and consumption of which is encouraged by the new addicional duty of 2s. 64. gallon being laid upon foreign brandies and hollands. At present there is a large quantity of the former article, say braadies, uied in the king's lock for fe. . curing of the duties, and the article has lowered in price considerably.

The very large orders for Irish linens, now shipping at Dublin and Belfast for the Spanila market (via Lisbon), has given new lie to the manufactures of that valuable article; in consequence of which fine linens have rather advanced in price; and as there orders are always confirmed by a London credit feldom exceeding twenty one days fight, they will bring an immenfe quantity of money into circulation among the industrious poor of the Dorth of Ireland. The exports trom the south of that kingdom, conlisting of beef, pork, and butter for the West Indies, have been very confiderable, but the prices uncommonly high this year.

Although the sugar-market continues fiat, and the sale of that commodity very dull, ow- 1 ing to the deficiency of export to the northern parts of Europe, still the articles of coffee and cocoa h.ve advanced in price, and rums are likely to, at least, retain their present priceso The average price of brown or Muscovado fugar, computed from the returns made from the week ending March 4, 1807, is 34s. 7° per cwt. exclufive of duties of cuftoms paid or payable thereon, on the importation thereor iniu Great Britain.

The ship-owners and builders still continue to complain of a want of regulation in enforcing the spirit of the Navigation Laws in their favour : in so much are they at present opprefie!. that the freights scarcely serve to defray port charges and teamen's wayes, and it some remedy be not speedily adopted by our government for their relict, the building of British merchant thips mult in a great degree cease.

The woollen manufactures in the norch, particularly at Leeds, Halifax, &c. &c. for coarse goods, has been very brisk of late ; and those in silouceiter, Wilts, &c. &c for fine articles, have kept pace with them; of which lutter an immea fe qnantity has been exported to bres land, but very few of the coarser forts are wanted there, as the manufacture of that defcription of goods is carried on in a very extensive way in the capital of the filter kingdom.

The exchange with Ireland is fallen from 19 to 11 per cent still remaining 21. 3s. 4d. per cent. againt that country, a serious confideration to the purchasers of Eut India and other articles exported hence. This necellity of a variation in the exchange between the two countries, certainly should be at once done away, by the legillature making the monies of the united kingdoms of equal currency and value.

At public sale on the 10th instant, 1080 hogtheads of fugar were fold by Messrs. Coles and Son, from 51s. to 7-15. per cwt.; ant on the fame day, 920 hoztheads, tiers, and barrels of clayed fugar, hy Metirs. Blache and Kernble, from 53s. up to 97s. 61. per cwt.; and on the lith instint, there were two public sales of plantation cottee, by Mellrs. Kymer und Co. and the Widow Purdy and Sons, confil.ing of 172 hogiheats, 7 casks, and 2948 bags, fold from 9js. to 1:30s. b. per cuve. ; on the 12th instant, a large tale or beaver fkens, by Meilts Row and Co. which fold irom 10s 7d to % Is 9d. per 16., a parcel or Vigo woi, ac 4s. to 45. id. per lb, Vigo theep's kins, is. 7d. per skin. On the 13th instant, there were two sales of cottun wool, by Melfts. Blache und Co and T. Kohble, confifting of up. wards of 1000 bags, Demmersna, Barbadues, Surinam, &c. &c. which fold from 1s. od. in 1x. 110 per lh. as in quality:

By the accounts laid on the table of the House of Commons, it appears that, from 1771 to 1780, the annual average consumption of tea in this country is 19,9,1 biz lbs. A fimilar, but not an equal, rise has taken place in a brandy, the annual average of con. Kumption in the former periud was 611,963 gallons, and 11) the latter 1,58 1,711 gallons,

The Court of Directors of the united company of merchants of England trading to the Eait Indies, declare they will put up at the present March fale, viz. 165,000 ibcinnamon, on Thursday, 24 April-Prompt 31 July fullowing

400) bag!

4000 bags black pepper, on Wednesday, 6th May-Prompt 7th August following. 1000 bales Mocha coffee, on Thursday, 20 April, (after the cinnamon)–Prompt Sd July following: ..750 lb. mace, and 1050 15. nutmegs, on Thursday, 28 April-Prompt ditto.

Long cloth, 50,040 pieces; ditto middling, 13,583; ditto fine, 3,365. Salkampores, 181,079'; ditto middling, 41,817; ditto fine, 38,243. Soccatoans, 2,319 pieces, all coaft callicoes ; also 28,525 pieces of Surat callicoes, on Tuesday, 21st April. - Prompt 91it August following.

Allo 2,380 bales raw filk, more or less, on the 21st April-prompt 314 July following i besides those goods already declared by the company's sale.

The 3 per cent. Consols, this month, have been variable from 62 tn 62%.

The following are the average Prices of Navigable Canal Shares, Dock Stock, and Fire Office Shares, at the office of Mr. SCOTT, New Bridge-street, London :- The Trent and Mersey, or Grand Trunk Canal, 8801. ; the last half yearly dividend was 201.-Leeds and Liverpool, 1711. ex. dividend. of 41. per fare for the last half year.-Monmouthshire, 961. dividing 51. per share. Grand Junction, 881.-Ahton and Oldham, 1001.-Peak Foreft, 581.-Worcester and Birmingham, 381.--Ashby de la Zouch, 221. to 241._Union, 221. to 231.-Kennet und Avon, original shares, 201. - West India Dock stock, 1431. per cent Londuri Dock, 1061. to 1101.-East India Dock, 1181.-Imperial Assurance, 10l. per cent. premium.-Globe Insurance, 1031. to 1041. per cent.

Account of BRITISH IRON erported during the last Ten Years.

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Cwt. qr. lb. f s. 2. Cwt. qr. Ib. £ d. 11,415 3 27 11,379 3 11 2,806 3 17 2,537 18 1 10,596 1 1210,844 of 4 17,810 3 516,103 18 4 16,632 0 1 16,221 13 1 24,930 2 25 29,541 10 6 130,488 3 3 28,083 4 9:39,108 1 18 35,560 10 4 26,408 23 26,430 19 4135,106 1 1131,741 19 6 124,559 ( 14 27,729 15 3 28,451 3 10 25,725 4 6 132,449 2 2/34,057 10 9 66,552 1 97 60,174 10 4 17,315 0 819,695 j 832,676 1 24 29,514 19 1

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MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THF weather in the preceding month has been cavourable to tbe Spring operations of bus.

bandry. The Bean culture is nearly finished, and the sowing of Oais apa Peau is in a ftate of great forwaroness. Owing to the late hoits, the Barley tilths on strong fols kok kind and mellow. Wheat uverages, throughouc England and Wales, 70s. 5d. ; Barley, S8s 2d. ; Oats, 265. 9d.

The cold night have, however, given a fight check to vegetation ; and the crops of Wheat, winter Tares, Clover and other grafies, which still cover the ground well. hare suffered somewhat in their appearance. In Smithfield Markce, Hlay fetches from 31. 10% :0 51. ; Clover, 31. 155, to 51. 156.; Straw, 11. 15$. tu 31. 3s.

I lie crops of Colcleed which remain for feed are thriving, and little now is left for feed. Turnipis remain sound; the Swedish fort remarkably to, affording excellent keep.

Sheep continue found; and the fall of Limbs this featon has been very great, thoogba tended with fome calualties. Since the great prices which Lave beca demanded for Icon fact,

it has become the practice on most farms, where a dairy is kept, to rear annually some calves, which they feed in the new way, giving them linseed jelly, oil cake powder, and hay tea, mixed in their skim milk, on which the calves are found to chrive and do well.

Owing to the mildaess of the winter, there is much fodder remaining on hand, ftore sheep having required but little assistance. The late fairs have been well supplied with lean Cattle, Sheep, Cows, and Calves, for which there is a demand at good prices. Sows in pig are much in request for the dairy.

The Country Markets continue to be abundantly supplied with fat Cattle and Sheep, which fell at reduced prices. In Smithfield Market, Beef fetches from 4s. 48. to 58.; Mutton, 43. 31. tu 45. 10d. ; Pork, 6s. to 6s. 6d.

NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT,
Winter, Aill lingering on the verge of Spring,
Retires reluctant, and from time to time
Looks back ; while, at his keen and chilling breath

Fair Flora fickens.
TOWARDS the latter end of February the weather became so mild, after a few days of

hard froft, as to be again very unseasonable. The country people have an adage, that "I winter feldon rots i'th sky." This is perhaps not often the case, but in the present year it bids fair to do so. During several days in the beginning of March the wind, which had vered to the east, continued fleadily fixed in that quarter. We had consequently fome froity and cold weather ; but now (19th of March) the wind bas again passed to the south weft, and the frost is, for a while, at least, entirely gone. The sun will soon attain such an elevation as to render the return of any continuance of severe weather extremely improbable,

In the New Foreit, and in the Ile of Wight, there has been a heavy snow fince my last report w23 fent, but on the sea coasts of Hampshire I have not hitherto been informed of any.

It ibould be remarked, respecting the weather of the whole southern coast of England, that, in winter, the eafterly winds bring frost, and that the weiterly and south-westerly winds produce rain.

On the 28th of February I observed peas and beans in the gardens, which were two or three inches in height. There is also a field of rye in such a state of forwardness, that the Ears of several of the stems were become visible. As the crop would of course have been deftroyed, in conlequence of this premature growth, there was no alternative but to employ it for feeding theep. I have been informed that about the same time there was a field of wobrat in car in Dorfetshire,

The cold weather in the beginning of March put a reasonable sop to the progress of Vegetation. The jaw drops, which were in full flower, are now in that state which the country people denominate « fruit bitten."

March 1. The partridges begin to pair. The rooks, and all the species of small birds, are bufily employed in collecting materials for their nefts.

In several pieces of stagnant water by the road fides I observe that very interesting little animal, the cancer fagnalis, swimming about with great activity. These little creatures have not yet attained their grafs green tinge, nor have I yet seen any of then that have been full of spawn. After having depofited their eggs they die; the splalhes which they inhabit are dried up by the heats of the spring and fummer; and the eggs are not hatched till the eafuing winter, when the fame places are again covered with water. It is iny intention very fhortly to draw up a full account of the habits and economy of these animals.

March 2. The daffodils are in flower. The frit leaves of the wild sansy (lanacetum vul. gare) appear. I have not yet observed the flowers of that favourite little harbinger of spring, the sieraal sobirlow grass (draba verna).

March 16. Two or three species of willow have put forth their white and filky catkins. Thic flowers of luruftinus begin to tail.

It is a maxina of some of the country farmers that “a peck of March dult is worth a king's rar:sum." By this expresion they understand that such a state of weather, in the month of March, as will caus: the roads to be (lufty, is highly favourable to agriculture : that, in hort, the country derives froin it a benefit niore than would be equivalent to the santom of a monarch. All the roads are at present (March 19th) as duity as they usually are in th: early part of summer.

Hamph.ra.

N. B. Lisata in the last report, line 45, for male read female ; l. 27, for arbustorem read arbusterum.

METEORO.

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