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X. One balf the town

But, lack a-day! Still talks of Brown *,

From his next play, The other of Leoni ti

What now can be expected ? While those fiy curs,

Be dumb for life The managers,

Ben's Silent Wite 11
Keep pocketing the money.

Since sure the'll be neglected !

Nor flatters less

For, chang'd the days Such ftrange success,

Since little Bays 56 The mod Master Sherry ti

Made pit and galleries roar-a; For trange enough,

The boxes, mum, Such sorry fuff

Sit all hum-drum,
Should make dull folks so merry.

And buzz applause no more-a.

God save my bead!

The green-room mouse lille What have I laid ?

Siarv'd in a house, Our gracious king and queen-a,

Dress'd in such dainty dudds-a, Already iwice,

Demonstrates plain (And may be thrice)

Davy, again,
Have been at the Duenna,

Is fous'd into the suds-a.

How (Colman out)

French politics, Comes this about,

Like Broglio's tricks, Say, gallant 'Iquire Harris II.

Have made a desart round nim To Venus true,

Hard fate, at length, Hath the to you

That his own strength
Giv's what she got from Paris **;

Should serve but to confound him.

The golden prize,

So making sport With envious eyes,

For Goza's court, Is seen by little Coley i

The Philistines upon him, For, as a doit

Strong Samplon, thoin, He gets not by't,

Fill down forlorn,
Your mirih his melancholy!

And pull'd ihe palace on him,

Yet when our praise

With Nights perplex'd, Crown'd him with bays,

And sorely vex'd, Tho' crisp as Christmas holly,

By similar dilafters,
He thought I would grow

Lo, Davy Jeans
Like milletoe ;

Against his scenes, $0 Aattering was our folly.

And hugs his fine pilasters,

Hence, tbron'd again

In piteous plight,
At Drury-Lane

See, take their fight
With brother Brentford king-a,

The mures, both in tears-a,
He thoughị to push

Left, when brion-full,
'Gainst Phyz and Uth tte

Piovuk'o, he pull And lead us in a string-a,

The town about their eirs-a.

XVIJ. Such * A young aEtress, who for At appeared in a principal obaracter of tbe piece, to wbom ber part appeared fo pleasing and natural, obar sbe soon convoied ber poum elupement into a real one ; ibus it is, says Sir Tobin Fielding, that Mackevib makes many of our bigbwaymen,

A famous few finger, in whom ibe play boufe goes fracks witb obe jynagogue, | Mr. Sberidan, junior, ibe supposed auibur of ibe piece.

Tbelare ating manager, W Tbe present acting manager. ** Alluding to obe judgment of Paris on mount Ida.

++ Aliuding to the revolution in The Rehearsal, resen bling mwib tbe late one at Covent. Garden, excepi tbar ibe fupposed usurpers, wbom nobody took fur conjurers, bave proved be better politicians: ibe dei broned monarib, like a true Brentford king, being indeed bere with


wirb a bolla !" 11 Ben Jonion's Silent Woman, a pluy altered by Colman. $$ Tbe azling manager of Drury.

V A ribbling critic, so called in the news-papers, supposed, from bis folcly abuse of the extrajes, fo be no less a perfumuge iban ibeir livile manager bin.felf.

"*** In so mucbíbai be muy be suid to be ifolwied is the mids, of bis own company.

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You leagu'd once more Such ills portend

As hereiofore, Your falling friend,

'Till when Vive ja Duenna! Thou poor supporter * Colman !

XIX. Lengthen your phyz

God save the king, Along with his,

Bard: yfe to fing
And with him, do, condole, man.

In the concluding line-a;

So, happy, long,
Go peak and pine,

To hear fing-song, Whimper and whine,

VIVANT REX & REGINA ! Things may go well agen-a,

* So called, in allusion to the following converfarion piece, written on Colman's forfaking Garrick for Powel, and becoming manager of Covent Garder.

Says Colmun to Garrick, once brotber and brother,
Tbo'lardly by some means eftramo'd from each other,
AL! what will become of you now I have irft 37,
And of my support and allijance berefe you ?---
Support me? qurib Garrick, a very good joke,
Yes, just as an ivy supporterb an val !
But boas not too early, for join 's will be found,
You, clung is a fungus, will full to obe ground.


Particulars of mubar pailed previous to and His crime however was thought too great

at ibe Execution of ide two Brorbers, Ro. to admit of royal mercy, and he was left to beri and Daniel Perreau, 8c.

suffer the fate of his sentence. IN Friday the 12th instant, a On Wednesday the 17th, the morning of

petition was presented to her their execution, Daniel came in first from 0 Majesty, by the wife of the chapel, bowed to the company, and went to

unfortunate Robert Perreau, the fire, where he warmed himself with the * ☆ which concluded tous :

greatest composure, Robert foon after fol. “ The execution of Robert lowed, and looking at his brother for a moPerreau will, in its consequences, involve an ment, wiped off a falling tear, which he innoceat family in ruin: The agonies of his secned anxious to hide : he then turned to a afiliated wife mufi fhortly end her days, and little table, where lay the ropes with which his children must be left without a parent ; they were to be bound ; his emotions were frame and sorrow must be at beft their por. then io strongly painted in his countenance, lion.

that the surrounding spectators gave vent to The punishment which extends itself with their fympathy in loud lamentations. Da. such severitybeyond the unhappyconvi&t is not piel cow aflitcd in putting the rope properly a common cale. Your peticioner thereture flies round himself with decent firmness; but to your Majesty's commiseration, preluming when he saw the man do the same office for to hope that by changing the sentence of the his brother, it quite unmanned him.-he law to transporiation, the ends of justice fighed and wept. They then took a laft fare. would be antwcred. Justice has never been well of their friends, and on their quitting lo rigorous in this country, as not to hear the Newgate, the maiefactors were conveyed to cries of humanity : for the sake of the in- Tyburn in the following manner; George nocent, guilt has been unien spared ; and if Lee, for robbing Thomas Cudding, Esq; on your Majesty will be graciously plealed to fue the highway ; Saunders Alexander and Lyon for a mitigation of the dreadrul fentence, Abrahams, alias Lipe, for breaking into the mankind will honour the generous tender. house of Mr. Sandford, baker, in Wincherneis, which on a throne can feel for a wretch- ter-itreet, with intent to steal his goods, weat ed mother and ber unbappy children. in a cart; Richard Baker, and John Rad

Your petitioner thereiore with refignation, cliff, for counterfeiting the coin of this kingbut not without hope, commits her care to dom, viz. half-crowns, shillings, and fix. your Majesty's royal goodness. Most hum. pences, were drawn on a hurdle ; and Roe biy imploring your Majesty to intercede with bert and Daniel Perreau were carried in a your soyal contort, the tather of bis people, mourning coach, accompanied by a clergythat he may be pleased so far to extend his man and a gentle.nan. The two sheriffs and mercy, as to order the unhappy Robert Per- the under Meriff attended. They arrived at reau to be transported for iife :

Tyburn before eleven o'clock, and all And your petitioner will ever most fer- behaved with the utmok resignation and peyen!ly pray, &c."


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nitence. The Perreaus delivered cach a pa Hearses attended to receive the bodies of per to the Ordinary, previous to their being the two Perreaus, which were privately inturned off, assuring him in the most solemn terred on the Sunday evening following, in the manner, that the contents were ftri&ly true. family vault of Robert Perreau, in St. MarThe original papers, of which the following tia's in the fields ; Lee, the bigt wayman, are copies, are in the hands of the Rev. was a band!ome young man, about 18 years of Mr. Villette.

age, dretsed in a pompadour suit of cloaths, " As I am now going to appear before my with a narrow gold laced hat. He was fitted great and just God to answer for all my ac. out genteely by his friends to go a voyage in tions, 1 do solemnly declare to the world in a Weft-India ship in the capacity of steward ; these my last moments, and I call God to but getting acquainted with a young profti. witness, that I never had the least knowledge tute, he spent all his money, and, being or suspicion of criminality whatever in any unwilling to ask his friends for more, to of the bonds or other securities that I nego supply his wants, he went on the highway a ciated of Mr. William Adair's for Mrs. few days before he was to have gone on board Margaret Caroline Rudd and my unhappy the thip, and committed the robbery for brother, but did always believe them to be which he suffered. It is said it was his first valid and genuine securities. I do folcoinly offence. declare also, that I did firmly believe, till the Just before the malefactors were executed, moment the forgery was discovered, that Mrs. a scaffolding broke down, by which accident Rudd and my truther were intimately ac four men were kiiled, and several much brui. quainted and connected with Mr. William sed. Several other accidents happened in Adair, as they had from time to time im- different places. poled upon me; and under this firm belief I was led to negociate these securities; and when the bond I carried to Mr. Drummond

LONDON. to raise the money upon was objected tu, as not being the hand-writing of Mr. Adair,

MONDAY, JAN, I. I applied to Mrs. Rudd to inform Mr. Adair 'N Friday arrived a transport from Boston jeen him, and that he would satisfy Mr. The brings a confirmation of the taking of Drummond that it was his hand writing if the Nancy, Hunter ; the particulars are as he would call or send to him about it, and follows : she stood in for a pilot, when a desired I would return to Mr. Drummond and boat with eight men put off, and told them tell him fo. Accordingly I returned to Mr. that they would pilot them in ; but no sooner Drum rcond, and from the implicit confi- had they got on board, than they drew their dence I had in all Mrs. Rudd cold me, I in- hangers and pistols, and insisted on carrying advertently gave her words to him as my her into Portsmouth instead of Boston. She own, saying, that I had seen Mr. Adair ; had on board, besides what has been menbut this I folemnly proteft was donc from no tioned, a great many ftands of small arms, motive of defrauding whatever, nor did I and a large brass mortar, upon a ever detain any of the monies arising from Atruction. the discounts of these securities for my own

WEDNESDAY, 3. ule : therefore, through my imprudence, or A letter from Cork, dated Dec. 23, says, folly, in telling a fallity, I ain unh. ppily 66 The Rockingham transport, which was brought to an ignominious and fametul loft laft night, mistook Robert's Cove, about death,

ROBERT PERRE AV.” ten miles from hence, for (as is supposed) “ I do solemnly declare, in the presence of this harbour ; it blew a gale of wind, and Almighty God, before whom I am going to was thick weather ; there were on board be judged for all my actions, that I am to three companies of the g2d regiment. Lieut. taliy innocent of all the forgeries of bonds, or Ma th and his wife, Ensign Sandiman, Lieut, other securities of Mr. William Adair, given Barker's wife, and upwards of go foldiers, to my unhappy brother and myself by Mrs. besides the captain and crew, were drowned ; Margaret Caroline Rudd, to be negociated : five officers and zo foidiers saved themselves but that my unhappy connection with her, in the flat-bottomed boat. In the like manand infatuatiou to her, made me believe every per, by mistake, laft war (taking the Boltthing the cold me was true; therefore, through head for the Ram, neas Plymouth) the her impofitions, I deceived my brother in the Ramilies, of go guns, and 850 men, all fupposed and pretended acquaintance with perished, excepc 20 scamen, and one anidMr. Adair, always believing, however, from hipman." her stories, that I was very soon to be intro

TUESDAY, 9. duced and connected with him by meansof her A letter from Lisbon, dated Nov. 28, says, family alliance, and thereby to derive con " The governor of Pernambuco, in Brasil, Siderable advantages in lite ; by which I am has written to his Majesty, informing him, unhappily brought to an ignominious end that at Siara, the capital of a province of through her artifices.

that name, pne Andrew Vidal, of NegreiDANIIL PIRRIAU."



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ros, had lately died at the age of 124 years.

that beef, mutton, veal, &c. fell at sod. He had enjoyed the use of his memory and per pound ; that there are no fowls to be got, his senses till the day of his death. In the the country people not being able to bring year 1772 he was chief magistrate of the them to market. city, and, notwithstanding his great age, per

A letter from Oxford of the 13th thus formed the office of judge to the entire satis concludes, “ The roads are rendered impas. faction of every one. He was father of thirty

fable for carriages, insomuch that many of sons, and five daughters."

the stages from hence have been utterly inTHURSDAY, 11.

capable of pursuing their journies ; several This day came on at St. Margaret's Hill, accidents have happened ; and not only the trial of the principal rioter at Vauxhall, ftages, but poft chaises, have been obliged to on the last night of the season, when after a be dug out of the snow. crial of seven hours, he was fined, apd obli “ In some of the turnpike roads, the ged to give security for his good behaviour for snow is drifted from fix to eight feet deep ; two years. The fine was paid in court. and in many bye roads, we are informed, to THURSDAY, 18.

the depth of near 18 feet." On Tuesday the Thames was entirely fro They write from Gloucester of the same zen over at Mortlake, where several persons date, that an account of the following acci. walked over the ice, and one man ran in im- dents has already reached that place; a young minent danger of lofing his life, by wheel. woman on Broomsgrave-Licky; the postboy ing a barrow of dung from Mortlake to the

between Birmingham and Wolverhampton ; opposite shore, for the trifling wager of five the postboy between Worton-Underedge and Thillings.

Bristol ; a man on Marcie-Hill, in Here. Her Majesty has ordered gool. to be diftri- fordhire ; another near Witney, and anobuted among the diftreded poor in five parish. ther on Ealham-Hill, in Oxfordshire; and a es, towards relieving them with bread and poor woman on Corse Lawn, have all perished coals.

in the snow. Yesterday a journeyman tiler WEDNESDAY, 24.

and plaisterer and his wife, of this city, were A citizen, who had raised himself to the found dead in the snow on Mendip. A rediftinction of a common-councilman of one cruiting serjeane is also said to be lost on the of the wards of this city, and had the mis. Gloucester road. A man who travels the fortune to fail, and compounded with his country with Irish linens was found fro. creditors, lately called them together, to ac. zen to death, in Wooten-Wood, near this quaint them he had embarked in another place, with his box at his back, Near business, in which it had pleased God to bless Trowbridge a labourer was found dead in the his honest endeavours with success, and he field ; and near Salford, another man was paid them every shilling of their debts, At dug out of the snow, quite dead, and a thepthe fame time he defired one of them, who herd was found frozen to death, up to his was church warden of his parith, to accept

middle in snow, near Aylesbury. his benefa&ion of 201. towards clothing the So great is the number of people detained poor children at this fevere season of the at different places on the road from Dunstable year.

to Daintry, and ftill further on towards Co.

ventry, and the stock of provisions so small, COUNTRY:NEWS. that mutton fold last week from ten-pence to Consaining rbe Particulars of tbe Damages upwards of a Shilling per pound, and other done by ebe great Fall of Snow. things in proportion, owing to the cross

roads and lanes being Atopped up. says, “ The present general fail of A poor woman and two infants were found snow is the most considerable that has hap- frozen to death on the 21st instant on Windpened within the memory of the oldest per for forest. The further particulars of these cason living. Round this neighbourhood, and Jamities, we must defer till our next. as far as we have been able to learn, through A letter from Canterbury, dated Jan. 10, this and the adjoining counties, it is driven fays, “ By the heavy rains which fell on in many places into the roads and hollow Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday last, the riways from fix to twelve feet deep ; the aver ver Stour, which runs through this city, was age is not above fifteen inches. We have swelled to ao amaçing degree on Monday heard of a man being Joft, near Baddow, and morning, and continued riling till fix in the a poor woman at Willingale, with several evening, which broke the banks in many other aceidents."

places above the city, making a free pallage By a vessel arrived in the river from Dover, through houses and gardens, so that all the an account is received that the town is so full houses in the Greets next the river were up. of gentlemen and ladies, lately come from wards of four feet deep in water. It came France (who are detained there on account on so suddenly, that many of the cellars and of the badness of the roads to London) that low rooms were full, before any of the provifions of all kinds are so dear, many moveables could be taken away. The inha. poor families are in a starving condition í bitants were obliged to belaké chemselves to

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their bed-chambers for safety, and many fa- great distance, when they found them re. milies were under the necessity of leaving treating, and ran up with all speed in hopes their habitations. The current ran so ex of bringing them to an engagement, before tremely strong through North Lane, that it they reached their boat. All this time an has done considerable damage to the pave- unceasing warm 'fire was kept up from the ment, as likewise to the foundations of re. before mentioned forts and the ship, and veral houses. Had this flood happened in from the soldiers and their boats. Our loss the night, the consequences would have been is, one killed and three wounded; their loss of the most alarming nature. Happily only uncertain, but have since heard threc of their one person's life is loft. By yesterday noon men were found dead on the field. One of the water had left the streets; but the confu the enemy's boats was funk from our Fort on fion which till prevails among the inhabi. Prospect Hill, by a 24 pounder, and the enetants is so great, that their loffes cannot as my was beat off the ground about two o'clock yet be ascertained.

and landed at Charles Town. During the

engagement 22 large ships hove in lighr, with AMERICAN AFFAIRS. troops from England and Ireland.”

A leiter from an officer at Boflon, to his Rivington's New York Gazetteer, of Nov.

friend at Edinburgh, dated Dec. 14, says, 23, gives ibe following Extract of a Let

“ The American army is much elated at the ser from Cambridge, Nov.g.

success of their troops in Canada, which they E bad an

account of the regulars look upon as an immediate interposition of

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a mile and a half from Cambridge; about ing for theit vi&ories. They have fortified 300 of the regulars landed from Boflon, on a hill near Buiton, and from their present the above mentioned point, under cover of a temper we expect an attack foon upon the very heavy and continual fire from their bat- town, which must bring on something deteries on Bunker's, Breed's, Corps, and cisive ; our works are of such strength, that Beacon Hills ; as also from a trigate which there is little doubt of the Americans being jay within 300 yards of the point on which repulsed." they landed. They had puiTefsion of the bili for near an hour before they could be ob

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. fructed, owing to a very high tide, which prevented our people from crofing a causeway, Letter from Naples, dated Dec. 19, says, which was overflowed, and the only way to • For some days paft Mount Vetuvius get at the enemy. During this time they hach thrown out fire, and seems to indicate an were shooting horses and cows, with an in- approaching eruption, which draws hither a tent of taking them off; but a battalion of great number of foreigners: the Maryrave of riste-men, under command of colonel Thomp- Bareith, with his whole retinue is arrived fon, disregarding danger and difficulty, took here." to the water, which was then up to their They write from Vienna, that the nemiddles, and a quarter of a milc over, and gociations relative to adjusting the limits of notwithstanding the regulars had lodged Moldavia, by che commissaries of that court themselves behind stone wails, and in an and those of inc Porte, were not broke off as orcbard, where they might have done our had been reported, the two courts having people much damage, yet on Colonel Thom. agreed to the principal points in dispute ; and Tun's approach they Aed to their boats in that the commissaries only wail for a more great confusion, but not without a warm favourable season to put the finishing stroke serenade from the rifle-men, who fired at a to this business.


BSERVATIONS on Asassination is obliged to be deferred till next month.

The vindication of Bishop Bedell, with remarks on Lilly's History, and Mr. Granger, in our next.

An Ode ro ibe new vear --Stanzas on Winter-Epigram on a Miser-and ar Epitaph for an Infant, are received.

We hope for the tbanks of J. D. both for our impartiality and care. The order of the notes was preserved, and his remarks placed to greater advantage, iban at the bottom of the page. If we were to publiß bis late reflections, probably anorber correspondent would retort uncandid, party concerned, prejudiced, &c."

We advise Mr. S. N-s not to publish his poem. The Verses and Ghost, which be fent as a specimen in spelling and poetry, are too dismal to appear in public.

The lines figned L. M. are inadmisible.
List of Marriages, Dearbs, &c. in our next.

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