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stacles which had baffied the most celebra- Park, Westmeath, to the Hon. Elizabeth ted scholars; aod his numerous manuscripts Anne Parkyns, eldest daughter of the late display in every page, proofs of original and Lord Rancliffe. luminous investigation. It is to be lamented A t Annandale, the Right Hon. Thomas as an irrepar ble loss to the learned world, Henry Foster, only son of the Right Hon. that these writings, rich in new views and john Foster, Chancellor of the Exchequer of illustrations of many of the most intricate and Ireland, to Miss Skeffington, the only child obscure pages of antiquity, sacred and profane, of the Hon. Chichester S. should have been left by his death, in the At Turvey House, near Dublin, the Hon. state rather of desuitory notes, than of com. Robert Leeson, of Clermont, in the county of mentaries fit for publication. His extensive Wicklow, youngest son of the late Earl of library is composed chiefly of the scarcest Miltown, tó Phillippa Julia, daughter of the and most valuable editions of the classics, late Dr. Neve, prebendary of Worcester, and and is supposed to contain a collection of Margaret professor of Divinity in the Unia Greek Grammarians, perhaps unequalled by versity of Oxford. any other in the kingdom. His vase erudition Died.] At Dublin, aged 6+, Mr. J. Rick. was not encumbered, as we often see it, with man, a native of Lewes, and formerly one of pedantic state and solemn ostentation ; on the the people called Quakers; but had for the contrary, he was characterized by a playful last two or three years travelled as a streeta simpiicity of manner, and a liberal disposition preacher in most of the principal towns in to communicate, in the planiest and most ex. this kingdom, and particularly in the metro. pressive style, his stories of learning. His polis. He was by profession a surgeon and last illness was lingering and painful..He apothecary, and practised many years with bore it with the firmness of a philosopher, considerable credit and reputation at Maiden. and contemplated its issue with the pious re head, Berks. signation of a Christian.

At Waterford, the Rev. Mr. Dickons. IRELAND.

Preaching from the text “ We must all About ten o'clock on Saturday night the appear before the judgment-seat of Christ;" 3d of November, an explosion was heard in he fell down in his pulpit, and instantly the quarter of St. Barry's, Cork, so loud and expired. unexpected as to produce the greatest alarm. At Belfast, Mr. Hugh Kirk. The follow. It was soon discovered that three houses in ing is a part of his written directions to his Brandy-lane had been blown up, apparently executors; “ I: is my particular request that by gunpowder; that the adjacent houses were as little money as possible be expended on in flames; and, from the sad testimony of the funeral; my fixed opinion being, that facts, it was clear that many unfortunate whatsoever is so spent more than common Creatures had been the victims of instanta. decency requires, is worse than lost, it is a neous destruction. The two houses imme robbery on the surviving part of the family. diately adjoining the confiagration were almost Let my coffin be of plain deal, painted either instantly pulled down, and the rest were black or oak colour, which you please, with saved from destruction. The causes of this no escutcheons, except the two with handles dreadful circumstance are not perfectly at the ends neither age for name on it known; but so far as could be collected from no hearse--no headstone-n scarfs-- 10 the melancholy survivors, it appeared that a gloves-no spirits, tobacco, or pipes, INI man who lived in one of the ruined houses, these are utterly vain and useless--not mean. had-been employed in the powder-works at ing hereby to restrict you from exercising Ballincollig. lc is suspected this man con. your discretions with regard to such necessary trived to evade detection in bringing out,. refreshment as my house will afford to my from time to time, quantities of gunpowder, particular friends, and the bearers of the bier. for which he in general found customers The poor. house grave yard being the nearest, among the quarry-men employed in the no more expensive than the others, (I supneighbouring quarries about Cork. It is sup. pose) and the money applied to charitable posed that his wife and others of his family purposes, I wish you to give it the preference, were employed in drying this powder, and especially for the reason last named. had while so engaged brought a candle too In Dublin, Sir Thomas Judkin Fitz. close to it, which caused the cerrible explo- geraid, bart. of Lisheen, in the county of sion that took place, and, as a great many Tipperary, and high-sheriff of that county poor families lodged in that and the neigh- at the awful period of the rebellion. On the bouring houses, occasioned the loss of so many character of Sir Thomas it is needless to exlives. Eighteen persons were literally almost patiate; such as it was, he was the architect torn to pieces, and among them several wo of it himself; and he imprinted its characters men in a state of pregnancy. Three others long since on the bleeding backs of his coun: were carried to the infirmary without the 'trymen ; with what justice and discrimination slightest hope of recovery. Three houses may be appreciated, by stating, thac it re. were blown to ruins, and several extremely quired a special act of indemnity of the Irish injured by the explosion.

parliament, to save him from an ple pecuniary Married ) Ac Castle Forbes, county of retribution; but it is ouly necessary to watch , Loagford, Sir Richard Levinge, bart; of High the fall of such men, and the regard in which



it is held, to impress that modera:ion of con- himself and acvantage to the Colony, until duct, tenderness of feeling, and liberality of his return to England in 1797. The History sentiment, are the best guides, when men of the Settlement, which he soon after pub. are entrusted with a " little brief authority," lished, followed by a second volume, a work or when the times assume that awful charac. abounding with information, highly interter, that the laws cease to exercise their esting, and written with the utmost simpli. wholesome control.

city, will be read and referred to as a book of At Kinsale, in the 234 year of his age, authority, as long as the Colony exists whose William Tribe, eaq. surgeon of the 6th foot, name it bears. The appointment of Judge and third son of Mr. T. of Chatham. His Advocate, however, proved eventually inju. death was occasioned by being seized with the rious to his real interests. While absent, he cramp while bathing. He was a young man had been passed over when it came to his whose rising genius, in all probability, would turn to be put on full pay; nor was he persoon have placed him high in his profession : mitted to return to England to reclaim his his generosity of mind and affability of mano rank in the corps : nor could he ever obtain ness, had obtained him the esteem of every any effectual redress, but was afterwards officer in the regiment, whose honourable compelled to come in as junior captain of the testimony to his character, through their co- corps, though with his proper rank in the onel, cannot fail to offer a high degree of army. The difference this made in regard to satisfaction to his otherwise disconsolate fa. his promotion was, that he died a captain inmily, and the regiment will lave long to stead of a colonel.commandant, his rank in regret the loss of one whose kind attention in the army being merely brevet. He had his profession to every individual is seldom then the mortification of inding that, after exceeded.

10 years' distinguished service in the infancy Col, David Collins. He was the eldest son of a colony, and to the sacrifice of every of Gen, Arthur Tooker Collins, and Harriet real comfort, his only rewa:d had been the Fraser, of Pack, in the King's county, Ire- loss of many years' ralik, a vital injury to an land, and grandson of Arthur Collins, esq. officer. A remark which his wounded feel. author of the Peerage of England, &c. He ings wrung from him at the close of the se. was born the 3d of March, 1736, and received cond volunie of his History of the Settlement, a liberal education, under the Rev. Mr. Mare appears to have awakened the sympathy of shall, Master of the Grammar Schuol at Exe. those in power; and he was, almost imine. ter, where his father resided. In 1770 he diately after its publication, offered the gowas appointed lieutenant in the Marines; vernment of the projected Settlement on Van and, in 1772, was with the late Admiral Diemen's Land, which he accepted, and sailed M•Bride, in the Southampton frigate, when once more for that quarter of the globe, the unfortunate Matilda, Queen of Denmark, where he founded his new colony ; struggled was rescued from the dangers that awaited with great difficulties, which he overcame; her by the energy of the British government, and, after remaining there eight years, was and conveyed to a place of safety in the king enjoying the fourishing state his exertions her brother's Hanoverian dominions. On had produced, when he died suddenly, after a that occasion he commanded the guard that few days' confinement from a slight cold, on received her Majesty, and had the honour of the 24th March, 1810. His person was reo kissing her hand. In 1775, he was at the markably handsome, and his manners ex. battle of Bunker's Hill; in which the first tremely prepossessing; while, to a cultivated battalion of Marines, to which he belonged, understanding, and an early fondness for the so signally distinguished itself, having ite Belles Lettres, le joined the most cheerful commanding officer, the gallant Major Pico and social disposition. How he was esteemed cairne, and a great many officers and men, by the inhabitants of the Colony over which killed in storming the redoubt, besides a very he presided, will appear from the following large proportion of wounded. In 1777, he extract of a letter announcing his decease, was adjutant of the Chatham Division; and, By the death of Col. Collins “this Colony in 1782, Captain of Marines on board the has sustained a loss it will take a number of Courageux, of 74 guns, commanded by the years to get over. I have known and served Late Lord Mulgrave, and participated in the with him from the first establishment of the partial action that took place with the ene. Colony; and, when I speak the feelings of iny's feet, when Lord Howe relieved Gib- my heart on this melancholy occasion, I am talcar. Reduced to at the peace of sure that it is not my single voice, but that of 1782. he resided at Rochester, in Kent, (ha- every department whatsoever in the Settleying previously married an American lady, ment, who, with the nuost hearfelt revret. who survives him, but without issue); and, universaily acknowledge him to have been on its being deterinined to found a colony, the father and friend of all." by sending convicts to Botany Bay, he was

DEATRS ABROAD. appointed Judge Advocate to the intended set. At Madeira, whither he went for the recom

iement, and in that capacity sailed with very of his health, H. Palmer Acland, esq. Governor Philip in May 1787 (who more- eldest son of John A. esq. of Fairfield, Soever appointed him his secretary), which mersetshire. mination he filled with the g!cutest credit io As Gibraltar, Mr. Manseh, eldest son of


the Bishop of Bristol. This amiable young But the sufferings which he endured from his man was taken a prisoner at the age of 13, long and repeated concealment in wet ditches, together with the brave and unfortunate woods, and marshes, for upwards of three Captain Wright, in the Vicenzo, and carried months, during the course of that escape, tuo into France. After continuing there about visibly affected his constitution. His friends five years, during which time he underwent were often anxious with him for a change in much hardship and many cruelties, on ac- his profession, but bis attachment to it was count of the firmness of his determination, unalterable; and, after staying with them for even at that tender age, not to give informa- a few weeks only, he sailed as midshipman tion which might affect his Captain, against on board the Circe frigate, Captain Wool. whom the enemy was bitterly incensed on combe, who has, in a letter from Gibraltar, account of their suspecting him to have announced his dissolution at the early age of landed Pichegru, George, &c. on their coast, nineteen. he finally succeeded in making his escape.

REPORT OF DISEASES, Under the Care of the late Senior Physician of the Finsbury Dispensary, from the

20th of December, 1810, to the 20th of January, 1811.

THE Reporter was a few days since consulted by letter from a remote part of the country,

with regard to the expediency of a chirurgical operation in a very grievous instance of scrop hulous disease. At a distance from the spot, and the case being of a nature partly sure gical, it was of course only in a very qualified and conditional manner that he ventured to give his medical opinion. The circumstances and history of the complains, however, were represented to be such, as led him to discourage the too hasty performance of the meditated operation. Scrophula being a disease of the constitution, is seldom to be remcdied by the extraction or amputation of parts. The human frame rarely indeed suffers, unless when it is induced by external violence from any morbid affection that may strictly be regarded as local. The appearance of it may be superficial, or confined to a particular spot, but the real root is for the most part fixed in the interior, and is secretly ramified throughout the whole substance of the frame. For want of a due regard to this circumstance, limbs may be lost without life being preserved, or health in any degree amended by the deprivation.

A case of epilepsy, that has recently fallen under the Reporter's notice, was a considerable time before anticipated, in a certain degree, by feelings which not unfrequently occur in a person who is destined, at some future period, to be the subject of this affection Not merely an acquaintance with the actual symptoms of a disorder, but with the previous history also of the patient, are highly interesting and instructive: the latter knowledge is often as necessary to the prevention, as the former is to the cure, of a disease. It is of importance to know and to interpret rightly those signs which portend the approach of any formidable malady, that our fears may be aroused in time, and that we may seasonably oppose to the morbid tendency all the means of precaution and counteraction in our power. In complaints which fall under the denomination of nervous, this is more particularly incumbent. Upon minute enquiry of the patient alluded to, it appeared that several years before the complete formation of an epileptic paroxysm, she had been liable to a sleepiness, which was not removed by actual sleep, to a frequently recurring sense of intoxication, without having iakon any inebriating draught or drug, to an almost habitual unsteadiness upon the feet, and sometimes to an actual staggering. She had been also remarkable for some months before her late, which was her first attack, of this complaint, for an incessant restlessness, and propensity to locomotion, a continual dispo. sition to change her posture or her place. This mobility extended likewise to the mind, so that a permanent direction of it to one subject was an effort beyond her power. The atten. tion was always flustering on the wing. Not long before her epilepsy, she mentions having kequently experienced a variety of uncomfortable feelings, such as flashes of light before her eyes, head-ach, violent rushings as it seemed of blood towards the head, dizziness, dimness and confusion of vision, and a frequent sense of faintness approaching to syncope. She also states the having been subject to transient absenses of the intellectual faculty, which would seem to desert her for a few minutes, and then return in a manner that she could not account for. It is but seldom that we meet with a person whose previous life attorded so many ad. monitory hints of the specific danger which threatened her constitution ; although perhaps it is for want of a scrutiny sufficiently strice that we do not ascertain, in every case or frue epi. Bepsy, the occurrence of most at least of these preliininary circumstances of awful presage.

J. REID Granville-street, Brunswick-square, Jan. 26, 1811.


BRITISH TRADE AND MANUFACTURES.-Colonial produce, rum, sugar, coffee, and cot. ton, are very dull in the market for want of an opening to the continent. Sugars sell from 69s, to 80s. per cwt. Jamaica rum 6s. per gallon, cotlee 100s, per cwt, and West India cotton wool from 17d. to 23d. per lb.

A large fleet sailed a few days ago from Portsmouth for the West Indies, few of the ships completely loaded. Their return with West India produce may be ex. peçled about June or July next, at which time we hope the market here may be more favourable than it is at present.

PORTUGAL.—The principal part of the produce of this country has already arrived here, and the wines are of very inferior quality, owing to the want of brandies to make them up, added to the present distracted state of the peasantry, who attended formerly the vineyards, but now engaged in the warfare of the country.

FRANCE.-Owing to the recent failures in Paris, B urdenux, &c. the little commerce enjoyed by this country is at a total stand, and a general want of confidence exists all over the continent, insomuch so, that bills of the most established banking-houses cannot be cashed or discounted without a premium of £ to 1 per cent, on the transaction, exclusive of a very heavy discount, The burning system of all British manufactured goods is carried on with the greatest avidity, and the spies and excisemen are the only people who benefit by this inost unprecedented plan of Buonaparte's.

SPAIN.—The commerce of this country at present consist chiefly in their export of sherry wine, fruit, and a few articles, the produce of their settlements in South America, the latter of which now come direct to Great Britain.

ITALY.-All the produce and manufactures of this country come to Britain with such accumulated charges, that little or nothing is done between the two countries, except in the article of raw silk, of which large quantities havc lately been imported, very far inferior in quality to what we have formerly known it to be, and at verv exorbitant prices.

WEST INDIES,—The markets in this part of the world want a general supply of provisions, such as Irish beef, pork, and butter, for the supply of the plantations. However, very large quantities of all those necessaries have lately been shipped off from Cork, Dublin, and Waterford, and no doubt will get to a good market.

The returned West India bills from London and Liverpool, &c. have proved very injurious to the planters and factors there, being attended with a loss of upwards of 20 per cent, re-exchange, costs, &c. &c. We sincerely hope for a stop to this detructive trade between the two countries.

SOUTH AMERICA.-Hitberto the markets here have been glutted with all kinds of British coarse goods, which have been bartered with great disadvantage to our ad. venturers, and they now begin to find from experience, that no goods will sell to advantage here but of the very first quality. Irish linens, fit for shirtings, are in great demand, and yield a fair profit to the adventurer, as do all kinds of superfine printed calicoes, particularly of large showy patterns and of good bright colours. Metal pots, &c, well-chosen earthenware, and glass, meet a ready sale ; and, ip five, nothing answers this market but goods of all kinds superior in their quality.

NORTH AMERICA. --The commerce with this country continues steady, and the ex.. port of flax-seed has given new life to linen manufacture in the porth of Ireland, where linens have fallen in price from 15 to 20 per cent, in consequence of the large supplies of this useful article. The seed of Boston, now nearly equal to that of Philadelphia, brings the same price in the Irish market, and is bought up, on landing, for ready money. A continuance of this commerce we wish long uninterrupted, being equally beneficial to both countries.

We are concerned to observe, that the commercial failures continue to increase in number and consequence, in spite of the long and increased discount of the Bank of England.

The average Prices of Canal Property, Shares, &c. in January 1811, (to the 24th) at the office of Mr. Sco17, New Bridge-street, and Messrs. WOLFE and Co. No, 9. Change Alley, Cornhill.-Trent and Mersey, or Grand Trunk Canal, 12601.-Birmingham, 10401.---Coventry,8551.--Swansea, dividend 81. per share.-Monmouthshire, 1291. with 21. 10s, half year dividend,-Grand Junction, 2601.—Kennet and Avon, 42). to 431.-Rochdale, 521. 10s. 551.-West India Dock Stock, 1611.-Lordan Dock, 1201. to 1281.



DECEMBER.-- Dead winter month.

Now joyless rains obscure
Drive through the miingling skies with vapour foul;

Dark on the mountain's brow and shake the woods,
DURING pearly the whole of the present month the weather has been as variable

as I almost ever recollect it. On the 1st and 2d the wind was northerlv, accompanied with a sharp frost. The 3d to the 6th it was westerly ; north-west from the Thu to the 9th ; south-west on the 10th ; north-north-east on the Ilth; westerly from the - 12th to the 15th ; north on the 16th and 17th; south-west and north-west on the 18th : easterly on the 19th; south-west and west on the 20th ; westerly from the Ict to the 24th ; north-west from the 25th to the 27th ; northerly on the 28th and 29th, and north-east on the 30th and 31st,

We had strong gales from the south-west or north-west, on the 6th, 18th, 2 1st, 23). 25th, and 27th, and hard gales on the 12th and 14th. The latter was a tremendous say.

There has been rain on sixteen days of this month, but on the 30, 6th, 10th, 12, 18th, 20th, and 22d, much more than on any of the others. A bard frost commenced in the night of the 28th, and continued till the end of the month. In the night of the 31st, there was a considerable fall of snow, the first we have had this year.

December I. The season has hitherto been so mild, that several of the Geld forces are yet in bloom. Among them I observe the Hedge Lychius, (Lychius dioica), Counmon fumitory, (fumaria officinalis), and gorse.

December 6. A great quantity of herrings were caught in the evening of this day; and to the westward of this neighbourhood, herrings have continued to be caught during the greater part of the month.

December 7. The weather was so warm that a large blue fly came in at tue wip. • dow of my sitting-room, and buzzed about the glass in the same manner as the fies do in summer. • No pilchards have hitherto this year emigrated, so far eastward, as to onr shores.

December 13. Ewes have yeaned some days ago, and lamis are now, in several places, to be seen in the fields.

December 16. So warm does the weather still continue, that a snake was this day seen out of its hole ; and in the evening I observed black beetles of various species, (scarabæus stercorarius, &c.) flying about in every direction.

December 17. Spiders appear upon their webs, and seem to be unaffected by the lateness of the season. The black, long-legged insects, which run about upon the surface of the water, and are usually denominated by the cominon people water spiders, (cimer lacustris and stagnorum of Linnæns), continue to be seen.

December 21. Bats are still to be seen flitting about in the evenings. The follow ing plants are in flower:--sweet-scented violet, wall-tower, mezereon, and patica,

December 25 and 27. Snipes have in a great measure left the marshes, and are found in the dry lands. In the evening of each of these days there was much liglicning.

December 31. No wild fowl, except a very fiv ducks and geese, have ret risited ps. The variable weather has no doubt heco the cause of this. A tolerably severe frost, with the wind from the Eastward, are the usual prognostics of the artisal af these birds.



The appearance of the wheat still continues sickly on that side, which, uncovered by the snow, remained exposed to the action of the northerly and pasteriy winds during the late frost; and the difference in hue and healthy countenance', between this, and that part covered and protected, is very striking. The changes, however, of wheat in the grass, so continual throughout every season, are of very little consequence; the present unfavourable aspect will be readily improved by good weather. Bein planting, the immediate object of employment, is rather backward in general ; but the lands work well, having received considerable benefit from the frost, AII the various operations of husbandr; proper to the season, are going forward without impediment, and almost universally, with degrees of improvement, and support from ample funds, peculiar and highly creditable to the present times. The practice of drilling, or sowing corn in rows, in order to facilitate the extirpation of weeds, is


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