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in the taste which led him to select, and the late Theobald Wolfe, esq. 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 ftuations of public trust and respongbility, ed to his title and estates by his grandson, 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 discullions, 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 question, as a warm friend to the inva- Douglas. The young Earl has a brother, luable conftitution of his country. In private Henry Talbot, born in 1800; and a fifter life, Mr. Bell was humane, charitable, and Cecilia, born in 1801, shortly after the death unokentatious, uniting to a copious fund of of her father. Eformation and good fenfe, a benevolence of Mr. Stewart, a favourite but unfortunate heart, and chearfulness of temper, peculiarly son of Thespis. With all his failings he his own. He continued in the active duties had also a fund of generosity and philan. of his profeflion till within a very short pe. thropy which fhould 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, and in that capacity deoriginal promoters of the Society of Bookfellers serves the unqualified praise of those who cf Edinburgh and Leith, and was the first knew his conduct to his father. Malignity, who filled the situation of Preses of that so- aided by the indiscretions incident to human tiety. 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 *posil was made by Mr. Contable, the present succeeded violence; and dumb forgetfulnels, 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 established comedian. He was about having recently sustained a very afflicting loss 35 years of age; and had been a considerable in the death of one of its oldeft 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 fhall appear in mourning, as a from that period (1794) he diftinguithed Imall 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 guished place among his brethren, and whose audience. He has left a young widow pregname will never be forgotten while integrity nant (the late Miss Griffiths) and two chil. and uprightness are held in estimation among dren.
At Bellat, Mrs. White, wife of Mt. W. of JALLAND.
the Belfast theatre; a woman ot molt exemMarried.] Joseph Fox, efq. of Dooliston, plary condu&t and meekness of difpofie Meath, to Miss Frances D'Arcy,of Hydepark, tion, which gained and secured her the love Weftmath.
and esteem of all who knew her. She was At Cavan, Robert Crawford, efq. surveyor one of the infant pupils of the celerated of Excise, aged Bo years, to Miss Sarah Gra- Garrick, and her father (a Mr. Simpson, of hom, only daughter of the late Francis G. Aberdeen in Scotland, where Mrs. W. has elq, aged 15 years.
left several near relacions, of the most reAt Limerick, Thomas Swyny, ela. lieut. spectable families,), was Mr. G.'s affianc is the abth regt. of foot, to Miss Catherine and particular friend. Mr. Garrick bruught Cecīlia Gliffan. daughter to William Glistun,
her out in the character of Violante, in the ca of Fermuy
Wondera Woman keeps a Secret, at the Died) In Dublin, Lord Carbery, who fuca" age of fourteen, with his Don Felix, in which cralel to that title about a year ago. His she proved very fuecessful; haring, in her Jordchip was the fifth baron, and has left two infant years, performed all the principal chitdauphen, the Hon. Mrs. Preston, and the dren's parts with that great man. She codHon. Mn. Barry; but dying without male tinued but a short time in the profeffion, when ittach the title derdhes to his relative Sir she was married to Charles Fleetwood, elg. Joha Lyana Freke Alice, Countess of Wick- fon of the old patentce of that name of DruLa relict of the Late Lurd Viscount W. 69. ty-lane theatre, who shortly after died at
John Allen, elg. 81. He was one of the Bengal in the East Indies;, where, on his de merchants in that city, and a director arrival, he was informed of the decease of his of the bank al Ireland, ince the first efta. wise's brother, a fhort time, before at Madras.
Captain John Simpfon, in the army. Mas. an wile of the Dean of Dromore. White being defrauded of all the property Lady Canone of the co-beirelles or she left her, which
both by her 29
brother and hulhand, was necesitated to re At Colchester, Connecticut, in America, turn again to the Itage, where the has ex Air. Hezekiah Kilbourn, aged 77 years. perienced inany vicissitudes with Mr. White, The cate of this man has hitherto been unto 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 those Christian eq. Poslefted of an active mind, the kaple 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 infane, three years elapsed; it was which warcmitting application, directed by found necellary, for his family's safety, to the foundert talents, naturally produces. In confine himn in chains. In this ftuation he the prosecution of his designs, he appeared to remained twenty five years, when he imbibed derne as much facistuction from the enipioy 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, ftrange to tell, he tasted 62 days. He then, his liberality kept pare ; for his hand was not by the folicitations of his attendants, with a only open to individual siistress, but to the
voracious appetite, received into his stoniach support of every public institution, to the ad onc larve table spoon full of milk, and again vancement of every relative, to the encou. refused sustenance. He survived two days ragement of the induitry 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 feldoni presented a lutionary war. The following is an extract more perfect scene of chearful innocence, from his log book : “First part of the voyconfidence, and love.
age, pleafant, with fine breezes and free Also at Belfalt, William Preston, esq. bar. winds-wall fail set-spoke many vessels in riiter at law; he was a gentleinan of mild, want of provisions supplied them freelyand benevolent manners, and an excellent Middle passage-Weather variable-bort of clallic scholar. His works as a poet are well provisions -- Spoke several of the abore vessels known and admired for their elegant taste, our supply had enabled to refit-1.ade signals and refined feelings.
of distress-they up helm and bore awayAt Chilcomb, Killarney, Miss S Lynn, Latter part-Boisterous, with contrary winds. youngest daughter of Adam Lottus L, esq. Current of adversity setting hard to leeward.
At Newmarket, county of Cork, Mrs. Toward the end the paffage cleared by: Curran, mother of the Right Hon. John with the quadrant of honesty, had an oblerPhilpot Curran, master of the rolls.
vation; corrected and made up my reckon : Ai Limerick, the Right Rev. Dr. Michael ing, and, after a pariage of fifty years; came Peter M-Mahon, titular Bishop of Killaloe, to in Mortality Road, with the calm uorut. aged 97.
fied 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, last furçiving son of the late the 77th year of his age, M. Bachmeister, James Smyth, efq. attorney at law, of NurMember of the Imperial Academy of Sci- wich. After serving in all the campaigns of ences He has lett a considerable number of Flanders and Holland, under General Coote manuscripti, to the care of Mr. Luflo, who at Oftend, in Ireland at the battle of Vinegar will select chose fit for the public. A cata Hill, in Gibraltauduring the routiny, with logue of his works is inserted in Meulel's Abercromby in Egypt, when be gained a Catalogue of the Authors of Germany. medal; and after having gallantly served his
At Kiel, Doctor Henler, one of the most country in fourteen general actions, he was diftinguisted members of the l'niversity in doomed to fall in the prime of life, i vidim that city. He was author of many learned to a malignant fever in a foreign land. werlis: the most diftinguithes of which are, At Vellore, in the East Indies, Lieutenantbis researches on the Oriuin of Siprilis The colonel James S'Kerris, eldest son of the Prince Regent of Deamuk has purchased for late Mr. Andrew M'Kerras, merchant in the Danish Admiralty, the valuable library of Leich, and brother to the luce 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 at Weimar. He has lelt
the gulant Sir Ralph Abercromby. Colone! two children; Emily, his eldrit surviving M.Kerras had forved in India upwards of 28 daughter, now at Wcimat, and nua, Dow. years, with iruch credit to himicii and how azer Courteis c'exper, now at Fiorence, mo. Rour to his country, and was much recipected tier of the prcfent kuri, ann vi thc Hen. as a teady, active, and bumune officer hyercer confer.
MONTULY COMMERCIAL REPORT. T!!E Oporto feet, lately arrived, has brought a more considerable quantity of port wine
into our market, than hias been for some years past arrived in any one fleet : the article, bovever, keeps up its price, and the wines jult now arrived may be called in general of goud quality, but they are still deficient in brandy, owing to the scarcity and present high price of that article in Portugal. Cottons by this ficel, from Lilbon, &c. have conie to rather a dull market; nor is there a speedy appearance of its being better, owing to the present state of the manufactories in Lancaiire, which are rather at a stand for want of gooi foreign orders, the trade in general having sufered to severely by their late Hainburgh con.
It is satisfa&ory to find, by the late urder of council, that the speculators to Buenos Ayres have got permission to dispose of their out-ward bound cargoes (through the medium of neutrai vefleis, &c., as well as to bring home the returns in like manner; by which means the lerious lots 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 Lime winted in the West Indies, and produce there may be had oil reasonable terms, particularly rum, the import.ition and condiimption of which is encouraged by the new addio tional duty of 25. 6d. 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 confiderably.
The very large orders for Irish linens, now shipping at Dublin und Belfast for the Spanish market (via Lisbon), has given new lie to che minutactures of that valuable article; in conlequence of which fine linens have rather advanced in price; and as theie orders are always confirmed by a London credit feldon exceeding twenty one days fight, they will bring an imme: fe quantity of money into circulation among the intuitrious poor of the purth of Ireland. The expurts from the south of that kingdom, conliling 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 fat, and the sale of that commodity very dull, ow . ingto the deficiency of export to the northern parts of Europe, still the articles of coffee and cxoa hive advancel in price, and rums are likely to, at least, retain their present prices The average price of brown or Muscovado lugar, computed from the returns made from the weck ending March 4, 1807, is 3ts. 74d per cwt. exclusive of duties of cuftoins paid or payable thereon, on the importation thereur in:o 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 preient opprefiel, that the freights scarcely serve to defray port charges and leamen's wayes, and it foine remedy be not speedily adopted by our government for their relict, the building of British merchant thips mult in a great degree ceare.
The woollen manufactures in the norch, particularly at Leeds, Halifax, &c. &c. for coarse goods, has been very brisk of late ; and those in siloucester, Wilts, &c. &c for sine articles, teave kept pace with them; of which lutter an immente quantity has been exported to reland, 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 sitter kingdom.
The exchange with Ireland is fallen from 19 to 11 per cent. itill r:maining 21.3s. Ida per cent. againt that country, a serious consideration to the purchasers of Eat India and other articles exported hence. This neceility of a variation in the exchinge between the two countries, certainly thould be at once done away, by the legillature making the monies of the united kingdoms o equal currency and value.
At public sale on the 10ta instant, 1080 hogtheads of fugar were folž by viesirs. Coles and Son, from 51s. to 7:15. per cwe.; and on the lame day, 920 hogtheads, cerces, and barrels of clayed lugar, hy Metirs. Blache ana Kemble, froin 5.'s. up w97s. 61. per cwt.; and on the lith instant, there were tivo public sales of plantation cottee, by Melfis. Kurier and Co. and the Widow Purdy and Sons, conhling of 17% bogihearts, 7 casks, and 2943 bags, fold som 95s. to 1:30s. Gl. per cwe. ; on the 12th intant, a large tale or bever skins, by Meilis Row and Co. which fold irom 105 7d to ?is 94. per 10., a parcel or Vigo woi, at 45. to 4s. id. per lo, Vigo (htips tkins, is. 7d. per skin. On the lith instant, there were iwo sales of cotton wool, by Mellts. Blache und Co and T. Kemble, conlisting of up. wards of 1000 bags, Demerara, Barbadues, Surinam, arc. &c. which fold from Is. od. io 1s 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 agnusl average confumption of tea in this country is 19,9,1 bizlbs. fimilar, but not an equil, rise hai laken place in brandy, the annual average of con. lumipcion in the former period was o 11,963 gallons, and in the latter 1,581,711 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 ib. cinnamon, on Thursday, 21 April-Prompt 3d ful; following
4000 bags black pepper, on Wednesday, 6th May-Prumpt 7th August following. 1000 bales Mocha cuffec, on Thursday, 20 April, (after the cinnamon)-Prompt 3d July following: ..750 lb. mace, and 1030 lb. nutmegs, on Thursday, 22 April-Prompt ditto.
Long cloth, 50,040 pieces; ditto middling, 13,583; ditto fine, 3,365. Salkampores, 181,079"; ditto middling, 11,817; ditto fine, 38,243. Succatoons, 2,319 pieces, all csaft callicoes; also 28,525 pieces of Surat callicoes, on Tuesday, 21st April. - Prompt 21st August following.
Allo 2,380 bales raw filk, more or less, on the 21st April-prompt 314 July following ; besides those goods already declared by the company's tale.
The 3 per cent. Consols, this month, have been variable from 62 tn 625.
The following are the average Prices of Navigable Canal Shares, Duck Stock, and Fire ONice 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 share for the last half year.-Monmouthshire, 961. dividing 51. per share.---Grand Junction, 881.-Aihton and Oldham, 1001.-Peak Foreit, 581.-Worcester and Birmingham, 381. -Ashby de la Zouch, 221. to 241.-Union, 221. to 231.-Kennet und Avon, original thares, 201.-Weft India Dock stock, 1431. per cent.-Londuri Dock, 1061. to 1101.-East India Dock, 1181.-Imperial Aliurance, 101. per cent. premium.-Globe Insurance, 1031. to 1041. per cent.
Account of BRITISH IRON erported during the last Ten Years.
Cwt. qr. 1b. s. d Cwt. qr. Ib. . d. 11,415 3 27 11,379 3 11 2,806 3 17 2,537 18 1
10,596 1 12/10,844 4 4 17,810 3 516,103 18 16,632 0 1 16,221 13 121,930 295 29,541 10 6 30,488 3 3 28,088 4 9 39,108 1 18 35,560 10 26,408 23 6,430 19 4135,106 1 11 31,741 19 6 124,559 0 14 27,729 15 3 28,451 3 10 25,725 4 6 132,449 2 234,057 19 9 60,552 1 27 60,174 10 4 17,315 0 819,695 5 8 32,676 1 24 29,514 19 1
9,595 1 11 9,897 $ 60,663 1 13 54 849 15 9 9,398 3 16 9,345 2 7 46,297 0 23 41,860
Average to Africa ...
881 2.24 13,919 1 20
275 1 21 17,089 1 14
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. THP. weather in the preceding month has been favourable to the Spring operations of bus.
bandry. "The Bean culture is nearly finished, and the fowing of Oais apa Pena is in a ftate of great forwaroness. Owing to the late toits, the Barley tilthis on strong coils look kind and mellow. Wheat uverages, throughouc England and Wales, 70s. 54.; Barley, S8s 2d. ; Oats, 265. Od.
The cold nights have, however, given a light check to vegetation; and the crops of Wheat, winter Tares, Clover and other grafies, which fil cover the ground well, hare fuífered somewhat in their appearance. In Smithfield Markci, llay fetclics from 31. 106. :3 51. ; Clover, 31. 155. to 51. 15s.; Straw, 1l 155. tu 31.3s.
The crops of Colcleed which remain for seed are thriving, and lictle now is left for feed. Turnipis remain lound ; the Swedish fort remarkably fo, mtfording excellent keep.
Sheep continue found; and the fall of Lim's this featun has beca very great, though at. tended with fome calualties. Since the great prices which have been demanded for ican lock,
it has become the pra&tice on most farms, where a dairy is kept, to rear annually some calves, which they feed in the new way, giving them linteed jelly, oil cake powder, and hay tea, mixed in their kim milk, on which the calves are found to chrive and do well.
Owing to the mildaels of the winter, there is much fodder remaining on hand, store heep having required but little aflistance. 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 pagare much in request for the dairy.
The Country Markets continue to be abundantly supplied with fat Cattle and Sheep, which sell at reduced prices. In Smithfield Market, Beef fetches from 4s. 1d. 58.; Mutton, 43. 3d. to 45. 10d. ; Pork, os. to 63. 60.
NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT.
Fair Flora fickens.
hard froft, as to be again very unfeasonable. The country people have an adage, that « winter feldom rots i’th sky.” This is perhaps not o'ten 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 Aeadily fixed in that quarter. We had consequently some froity and cold weather ; but now (19th of March) the wind bas again paired to the south well, and the fruit is, for a while, at least, entirely genc. The fun will soon attain such an elevation as to render the return of any continuance of severe weather extremely improbabie.
In the New Forest, and in the Ile of Wight, there has been a heavy snow since my last Teport was lent, but on the sea coasts of Hampire I have not hitherto been informed of any.
It bould be remarked, respecting the weather of the whole southern coast of England, that, in winter, the eafterly winds bring frost, and that the westerly and south-weiterly wiada 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 destroyed, in consequence of this premature growth, there was no alternative but to employ it for feeding sheep. I have been informed that about the same time there was a field of wbeat in car in Dorsetihire.
The cold weather in the beginning of March put a seasonable stop to the progress of vegetation. The jnow drops, which were in full flower, are now in that state which the country people denominate ifruit bitten."
Ma:ch 1. The partridges begin to pair. The rooks, and all the species of small birds, are buily employed in collecting materials for their nests.
lo several pieces of ftagnant water by the road fides I observe that very interesting little animal, the cancer flagnalis, swimming about with great activity. These little creatures hive not yet attained their grafs green tinge, nor have I yet seen any of their that have been full of ipown. After having depofited their eggs they die; the (plaihes which they inhabit are dried up by the heats of the spring and summer; and the eggs are not hatched till the ealuing winter, when the same places are again covered with water. It is iny intention very thrily to draw up a full account of the habits and economy of these animals.
March %. Tlie daffodi's are in power. The frit leaves of the wild canfy (tanacetum vul. fare) appear. I have not yet observed the flowers of that favourite little harbinger of spring, the sternal abiel w grass (draba cernc).
March 16. Two or three species of willow have put forth their white and filky catkins. The flowers of liurutns begin to tail.
I: is a maxin of some of the country farmers that “a peck of March dust is worth a king's rarfum." By this expression they understand that such a state of weather, in the month o: March, as will cause the roads to be culty, is highly favourable to agriculture :
ut, in thot, the country derives froin it a benefit nore than would be equivalent to the raplum o: a monarch. All the roads are at present (March 1991) as dulty as they usually ate in the early part of summer.
N. B. Birata in the lalt report, line 45, far male read fimae; I. 27, for arbufforem read srbutun.