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remains in his box till two children are pronounced to be the reward of the
impoflible for the gravest to avoid The second act presents Harlequin laughing, and when we are tempted to and Columbine returned home again - do fo thrcughout the piece, and that a variety of perplexities, which are expence neither of virtue or dealways expected to form part of a pan- cency, it abates somewhat of that avertomime, succeed each other. Bacon fion which we sometimes entertain and Bungy oppofe each other's efforts against this species of entertainment. to accomplish the fate of Harlequin, 'I he mufic is the production of Mr. which at lait depends on his success in Shields, but unless in the overture, we a hall of combat, where Columnbine is did not discover the hand of a master.
AS this department of our Magazine which can be urged against this opera, is intended to record public entertain- with regard to the mulic, lies in its fuments in general, we cannot conclude perlative excellence. When the author the butineis of the month without men- of Paftor fido subunitted his poem to the tioning the opening of the Opera House opinion of Cardinal Gonzago, he comfor the reason. Under the auspices of pared it to a feast, where the viands Signor Gallini the house was opened were entirely of sugar, and thereby on the 29th of November, when a became disgustful. The observation serious opera called Silla was repre- of his eminence is applicable to all the fented for the first time-We shall not operatical pasticcios in general, where trouble our readers with the plot nor the fingers, regardless of the necessary the poetry of this serious piece, which, interposition of the shades, the chiato confess the truth, deserves rather the roscuro, have no otheraim but to elevate appellation of Silly than of Silla. It and surprize, not knowing that a chanson was originally written about six years à boire will sooner gain the farour of an ago at Vilan, by one Signor Gamera, a audience, than all the elaborate didisciple of Metaitalio, but whose po- visions and sub-divisions of their arie etical talents are not much superior to di bravura. As to the particular methofe of the fanous poet of Matera, rit of the fingers that appeared lalt Sawho was sent to the gallies--alla ga- turday night, the musical accomplishlera-by Pope Sext. V. for the sake of ments of Signora Lusini, the first woman, the rhyme. · Silla in the Hay-market deserve the highest encomiums, and do has been dished up in the orm of a great credit to the musical talte of Signor parcia--an harmonical prodiling, made Gallini, who engaged her in Italy. She up of various tunes, introduced ad is a good stage tigure, and not only a hitam by the performers ---It is not a molt delight:ul warbler, but also an lieile frange that the scie obiesuon excellent actress: she was universally encored in the rondeau in the fecond worth observing, that no theatre in act. The local powers of Signor Europe ever mustered at once such a Urtini, the tenor, feemed rather de- set of capital dancers as the Opera-houfe ficient, though evidently directed by this season; for, besides the three we the precepts of the best school. Signora have just mentioned, fince that time Catenacci is very well for a second part. Mons. Veftris, jun. has appeared, and As to Signor Pacchierotti, and Bartolini, been received with the most encouraging their musical fame is too well establi hed congratulations. The decorations were, 10 need any paucgyric at our hands. for the greatcit part new, and produced The ballets consisted of two light but a firiking effect. We certainly do not intereiting divertisements composed by mean this as any compliment adequate M. Dauberval, and executed in to the deserts of Mr. Novofelki, the fuperior ftile, as usual, by Le Picq, triumphs of his genius having shone forth Slingsby, and Madame Rolli. It is in objects of much greater consequence.
.4 D E L P H 1. 9 burfday, Dec. 4. It night appear
Mr. Markkan. invidious to omit this theatrical exhi- Ctefipho
Murray. Considering it was the first night of Canthara
Proby. this year's acting, which is little more Pamphila
Cheter. than a kind of public rehearsal, the Geta
Drajcott. whole was very decent, and some of it Hegio
Robinjon. very respectable. The Demea, the San- Dromo
Tufnell. nio, the Softrata, and the Carthara, were Mr. Markham is the fourth son of by far the best, and were indeed parti- the Archbishop – Froby the nephew of cularly good. The bill was as fol- Lord Carysfort - Agar the son of the lows :
Irith Mr. Agar - Murray the son of
Mr. Markham, in the third and Sannio
Martin. fourth acts, was in several points very Æichinus
THE MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.
contined in his Majesty's Court of King's-Bench ME FOR s brought before puede
tor !ix months, and until the fine was paid." Pay-Office, iras brought before the Judges He was accordingly consigned to the cultody of in the Court of king's.. Berch, when Mr. Bear- the marshal, and conveyed to that prison. croft, on the part of Mr. Bembridge, addretled
MONDAY, 24. himself to the court in a long and able speech, This morning early, on a fudden dissolution praying for a new trial. This application, how's of the Inow in the high lands, which iad fallen ever, though supported with very powerful argu- in a very great quantify the latrer end of the
prenents, the court did not think proper to com- ceding week, the river Wear roie very fuldensiy, piy vith, and Mr. Bembridge heing then in the ove:ilowed its banks, and invered all the low auniray and prefence of the cult, their iordiliij's ground in the vale between Sunhope and Eithops declared their intention of taking that opport:- Aukland, and in diff're it places has done great Dily to proceed to judgement. Mr. Juftite damage to the lands bordering upon the river: willes, as fenior puiine Judie, proceeded to a many acres hatte been entirely wathed away, and full and elaborate revision of the circumitaties many more greatly injured by the grand und tila linak tianfpired in the evidence adevcet fand inaged upon them. Except the dradial againt Mr. B. in his trial; and a ter comment- inundation in 1+1, on the fainc day of the on upon some of them, with much point and month, the oileit person living docs pot remern. Jeverity, concluded with pronouncing the judgu- ber to luigh a tlood as the prekot, which, trom meat of the couri, which was to this elect:- its locatinuance, hoe done more dama c to . That he thouid be fined in the sum of 10 the attacent lards than that of 1"+1. shoutand tix hundred and titty sounds, and be breuit- vork on the fouth tide or dhe river adjoie.
ing Witron-bridge, has fallen down fince the Council.
Viitors. waters fubsided, and it is feared the bridge has Benjamin West, Esqrs. Charles C: ton, received some damage, as a large part of the Rev. Mr. Wm. Peters. J. Singleton Copley, wooden frame, put down for the security of the
Benjamin Weit, Et;rs. middle pillar, bas given way, and was found
THURSDAY, 18. among the wreck in a neighbouring field.
The feflion at the Old-Bailey, which began THURSDAY, Dec. 4.
on the icth, cndel. Twenty-three prisoners On the motion of his Majesty's Attorney-Ge. were capitally convicted and received lentence neral, a vote of expulsion paited the House of of death, and abore eighty were convicted of Commons againit Christopher Atkinson, Eig. divers felonies. who was convicted of perjury in the Court of
MONDAY, 22. King's-Bench, on the igih of July, and had This morning was executed at the new galfince absconded from the sentence of the court. lows, opposite the debtors gate, Newgüte, Julia SATURDAY, 6.
Clark, for the wilful murther of Thonas JohnA tryal came on before Lord Loughborough in fon. He was turned of about twenty minaries the Court of Common-Pleas, at Guildhall, on after eight, and having hung the viual tine, an action brought against the India Company was cut down, and carried to Surgeons-Hall for for not providing for and sending home the fo- dillection. reign failors, who were hired abroad to atlift in navigating the Company's thips to England, since In this department of our work, we profess which, for their support, they have been obliged simply to record facts, without investigating to beg about the itreets of this city; when, after cauies, or anticipating contequences. When, a hearing of two hours, a verdict was given however, we touch on political subjects, it beagainst the Company, that they should allow comes neceffary to chronicle the opinions and each man (as they were acknowledged to be good even the rumours, as well as the events of this tailors) 365. a month during their ttay in Eng- time. land, and to be clothed and lent hoine at the Though the East India bill was carried through Company's expence.
the Houle of Commoos by in great a majority, TUESDAY, 9.
a ftrong opposition to it was expecied in the This morning, about a quarter past nine House of Lords, and various rumours of his d. o'clock, the following conviets were brought out jesty's being adverfe to the bill were in-luitrioudy of Newgate, and, after about half an hour tjent propagated, though they obtained but little ciein prayer, were executed on a gallows errited dit. On Monday the 15th of December, on upon a plattorin oppofite the priton, it having the second reading of the bill, counsel having been judged expedient to make fome alteration argued, and gone ihrough a large body of cria in die mode of conducting malefactors to execu- dence in support of ihe Company's petition tion, viz. John Burke, John Wallis, alias Fox, against it, declared their inability to proceediale Richard Martin, Francis Warren, alias Ballin- ther then, and requetted the indulgence of the rer, George Morley, Samuel Wilton, John Lw. Tipule till next day. A motion of adjournment jer, William Munro, William Butby, and Fran was carried againt the minitre And on Wed. us Burke. They were attended by the two nesday the 1. u thi bill was rzjersed by a mtheriffs, under-therifis, &c. with a number of jori i ot nakti). This was evidentiy an conitables. The whole building was hung with avowelly efiicted by the influence of the crowa black.
against the ministry, though the Prize o: Wales WEDNESDAY, 10.
votrdith them. In the foule of Commons, This being the anniveriary of the inititution the leaders of the coalition inveighed against this of the Royal Academy, a general alli- mbly of the indirust exertion o: intiuence, and the secret adAcademicians was held at the Royal Academy, vinces of the king, dit declared their resolution Somerset-Place, when Edmund Ganey, Eų. or keeping portion of their places, till actually was admitted an academician, and received bio dilmited tiom them by his Majesty. Accord. diploma, tigned by his Majesty.
ingly, on Thriay the 18 h, the leals of their Tluee silver medals were given, viz. one to respective offices were remured of Lord North Mr. William Artaud, for the beit drawing of an and Mr. Fox, by a special mesiage from the Academy tigure; one to Mr. Thomas Proctor, King. On Friday Mr. Pitt was announced for die beit model of an Academy figure; and firit Lord of the Treaiury, Lord Gower, Piesone to Mr. Thomas Johnton, for the best draw. dent of the Council, and Lari Temple, Sec juig of architetture, being the elevation towarus tary or Suarc. Mae time Lord North and M. the principal court of one of the pavillions of Fox were so completely to wowed by the whole Greenwich Hospital, neare:t the river, done · lequel and dependence of the collition, from die from actual meaturement.
fubordinate otice,.heads to strong 2 party, The alcunbly then proceedei to elect the off- and held fich liegt inne in the House of cers for the year ensuing, when Sir Johoa Rey- Commo.s, that Lord Torpie reigned, cither boids was re-clected president.
through timidity, or it Jittisence of opinion with Council.
Nir. Piet; men were atraid to accepe places o: James Barry,
. Agostino Curlini, riconibility in luch a critis, and the great o:Ceorge Dance,
Richard Coins, tuo oitate: liurally weat a bezping. OnborJurmishi Nieyer, Jofeph Nick, day the 221, the live oi Cominons votes 40 Juha Richards, jokpl Wiltos, adirofs to his Majeth, belceching him not to J. B.sp. Ciprini, Joh Bicon,
impede che fundament in the important burnes 1. Singkat Copley, Edward Burela, oi , bwlash unie versally expected as the first act of the new ca- lin, where she had been altered from a schooner binet. His Majesty returned for answer, that to a brig, about eight o'clock in the evening, he would not exercise his prerogative to interrupt a few miles from the Ife of Man, stopped on a their meeting, either by prorogation or diflolu- fudden, and began to fiok; Me sunk so low that tion. On Tuesday Lord Thurlow accepted the the water was entering her ports; all hands were great feal, the Duke of Rutland the Privy Seal, called on deck, and expected every moment to and the Marquis of Caermarthen and Lord Syd- go to the bottom. The boat was then hoisted ney were sworn into their offices as Secretaries out, which inftantly went down; nothing was of State. Lord Howe is to prelide at the Admi- now expected but sudden disolution, wben ralty board, and the Duke of Richmond at the luckily The righted, and pursued her voyage. board of Ordnance; Earl Temple to go to Ire- She arrived at Belfast the 18th. No person on land, and Mr. Kenyon and Mr. Arden to be board can possibly account for this extraordinary Attorney and Sollicitor-General. As it is confi. circumstance, nor was a similar initance ever dently afferted that this arrangement cannot latt known, except in the year 1759, when a vessel beyond the holidays, we ihall not enter into a bound from Lisbon for this town, under full fail, Inore minute detail. His Majesty's allurance to was stopped in the same manner, and nezrii the House of Commons is conceived by many to cov Ted with water, after which the righted, aoj extend no farther than the present fetiion, and on that very day and hour there happened a muit that it will be the limit of the present parlia- dreadtul earthquake at Lisbon. ment's duration. As a docuinent to poiterity of PARLIAMENTARY REFORM. the notorious and barefaced corruption practised On Friday the 28th of November, the grand in the reign of George the Third, we ihall sub- national convention, consisting of five delegates join an advertisement copied from the Morning from every county, and three froin every city in Chronicle of Monday the 22d of December, the kingdom, aisembled by appointment, while the belief of a diffolution was prevalent at the Royal Exchange in Dublin, on the sith and universal:
of November, agreed to fixteen resolutions, on “ A certain diffolution approaching, a gentle the subject of parliamentary reform. man repeatedly successful in accommodating On Saturday the 29th, in the House of Com. those who laudibly atpire to public consequence, mons, Mr. Flood, seconded by Mr. Brownlow, and who, at the present juncture, has it in his moved for leave to bring in a bill grounded on power to accommodate, upon terms peculiarly these resolutions; which was negatived, eligible, offers his service to any qualified gen
137 tleman, of the above inclination, to whoin, on an interview, he will be as communicative as the nature of the case will admit, and manage
Majority 80 the butiness with such scrupulous delicacy and The House then voted on the motion of the Al. honour, as cannot fail of ensuring approbation. torney-General, “ That it is now abiointein Letters from principals (only) of a terious, can- necetsary to declare, that this Houle will sug did, and liberal complexion, directed to J. port the rights and privileges of parliances Prent, at Young Slaughter's cctiee-house, Si. a ainst all encroachments whatever.” Martin's-lane, will be respectiully noticed." Dec. 2. The convention broke up after agree
ing to an address expressive of their zeal for his SC O T L AN D.
Majesty's person and government, and implori.is
that their humble with to have certain manitat N an island on the Coul of Strathnaver, Mire of Sutherland, c.cultland N Roun, which
perversions of parliamentary representation re
medied by the legiilature, might be imputed Hands on a rock some hundied yards in huis hi,
10ely to aliudable delire to uphold the spirit of and is abunt a nile in length and broadih, a
th: conititution, to confirm the minds of their piece of carth, fome lıundred yards in circumtegence, has lately funk in, and formed a Jarve
fellow-udjects, and to perpetuate the cordial
union of both kingdoms. fit near the centre of the islandi, fo diccp that the bretom or it canmoi befien. There are four f2.. milies living the island, who were not fenible
EAST-INDIES. of any tremor or thaking of the earth when this From ibe LONDON GAZETTE of hazpact.
Turjday, Nov. 25.
Exrict of a Liver fremike President and Selee IRELAND.
rez' at limy, to ku duket Committee of We will not loid ourselves responsible either the Cari " Diretiers of the Ef India C for the truth or credibility of the following ar- pany, dates 27:6 June, 1783, received ever ticle; but in this age of philosophical wonders, Lund, obe 21st of November, no man ought to pronounce rathly on the pro- VR lait lecter lest General Matthews, with
Icepricilin are equally repugnant to true philolo- Onore, and under positive orders to make an phy. We hall, therefore, record it as it has immediate attempt upon the city of Bednure, in beuil communicated to the public, and leave it to caie the intelligence then just received ot Heider's those who may have opportunity and inclination death proved well founded. In pursuence of the to enquire into the reality of the fact, and its order, the General proceeded to Cundapore, cufe:
which he reduced a!ter lome ilight refutance, and N Wedneslay the 12th of November, the from thence represented, in very trong terms,
that the condirion of the army was not fuch as Esauris tin. va her way to Buliait froin Dub- would ariant ile atteinpi upon Bednure, but
that, nevertheless, he would make the tryal; and of supplying his Majesty's troops. That the this advice of his intention was conveyed in a agents for the captors had been loud in their letter from Cundapore, dated the 19th of Ja- representations of the luppoled right of whic nuary, and received here the 8th of February. army, and they and the officers had done every
The General's representation of the danger of thing that was disrespectful and injurious to him; the enterprisc, and fatal confequences of a whichcircumstances, fo contrary to good order ud failure, was expressed so forcibly, that we did not discipline, could not fail to increate the spirit think it proper, after an opinion given in such for plunder in the soldiery, who, encouraged by trong terms by the officer who was to execute the practice of their otticers, were be:ume loose the Tervice, to perfift in exacting a compliance and unteeling as the most licentious areebooters. with our above-mentioned orders; and we, there- The General further said, he luppoled Colonel fore, though with reluctance, despatched dilcre- Macleod would deliver the papers on the lubject tionary orders to the General to deter the ai. of these disputes, and called upon us to take tempt, at the same time recominending to him to measures to prevent such dangerous proceedings : give ue weight in the scale to the advantages that the troops in Bednure were almost in a state Heider's death would afford him, which, in our of mutiny; the enemy collecting a force within opinion, more than counterbalanced the objec- thirty miles; the prolpect of re-lettling the city tions which might in strict prudence be urged every moment more distant, owing to the dejexagainst the attempt.
tion of the Jemautjar Iiyat Saib, who, trom ihu The service, however, had been performed illiberal and indecent expressions of the officers, before the dispatch of our orders; and on the 14th was filled with apprehentions that made him of February the President received advice, in a uiterly despont, and rendered him incapable of note from Captain Toiriano, commandant at
any exertion. Onore, of our army having forced the Gauts, Such was the accusation against the army, and and gained pplietlion of the city of Bednure. such the materials afforded by the General, as Advice of this important event was shortly after grounds upon which government were to take communicated to you by the President.
their measures in so delicate and critical an emerSubsequent reports, and intelligence collected gency. Colonel Nacleod had not delivered the from private letters, made us very impatient to papers, as lupposed by the General; he had only receive a relation of his success from the General on his arrival, as mentioned in a former parahimself, as we foon underttood that a treaty of a graph, given in a memorial, afligning his reaparticular nature had been concluded with Hyat fons for quitting the army, and itating, with Saib, the governor of Bednure under Heider candour and moderation, the circumstances of Ali, and that he was continued in the govern- his own rank and services, and the complaints ment of that city, with an authority little infe- of his Majesty's troops, which had rendered it rior to what he held before we had becoine impossible for him to continue to serve under the makers of the place.
command of Brigadier-General Mathews. These On the 26th of February Colonels Macleod circuinitances, as well as our resolutions in conand Humberstone, and Major Shaw, the principal sequence, will be communicated by a future conofficers of his Majetty's troops, arrived here from veyance, only deeming it material to mention at the army, which they left some days after the present, that being of opinion the services of an surrender of Bednure; but we had till no officer of Colonel Macleod's ability and expeletters from Brigadier-General Matthews. There rience were absolutely requisite at lo critical a gentlemen, on their arrival, each gave in me- period, we had made a request to him on the 7th morials, itating their reafons for quitting the of March, to continue to serve on this coast until
we could receive the determination of the Gover. Mangalore surrendered by capitulation the oth nour-General and Council, or General Coote, of March, after a practicable breach had been regarding his cale; giving him assurances, that nearly etiected. Carwar, and other forts in the we would endeavour, in the mean time, to place Soundah country, had been li ewise reduced by him on a footing that might be satisfactory, in a feparate detachment under Captain Carpenter; any practicable manner he could point out. and some forts inland, a confiderable distance to Colonel Macleod ihowed a readiness in comthe Eastward of Bednure, by other detachments. plying with our request that entitled him to
In the letter from the General above-men- every mark of attention from the company. He tioned, dated the 4th of March, he taxes the recalled to our attention his difficulties in serving whole army in terms the most severe and unqua- with General Matthews; ftill, however, offering lified, but altogether general and indiscriminate, to serve wherever and in whatever Ihape we might with offences of the highest criminality. He command; but, in order to avoid all disputes resays, that, after the surrender of Bednure, the lating to King's and Company's troops, and to Aame of discontent broke out amongit the of- enable him to serve with more efficacy, he lugficers, which rapidly spread from those in the im- gested the neceility of our bestowing Company's mediate service of his Majesty to the Honourable rank upon him. Company's servants, and that this Game being In consequence of the General's reference, we blown up by a few zealots for plunder and booty, called upon Colonel Macleod, the 18th of March, he was apt to think, was one cause of depriving for the papers alluded to, who in return demandhim at that critical time of the service of Lieute- ed from our justice an extract of the General's nant-Colonels Macleod and Humberstone. He letter, in which those disputes on his conduct mentioned, in very concisc terms, fome points were mentioned. of difference betwixt himself and Colonel Mac- Colonel Macleod being furnished with the deleod, respecting a claim of rank, and the inode fired extract, delivered the papers required, acLond. Mag. Dec. 1783.