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Then, all ye bucks, and bloods, and beaux,
A handsome shape, a pleafing air, Bring each your girls, that are not foes
Red coat, and Imari cockade,
Big looks, sınall talk, confpire to bear
To Gretna-Green the jade.
Away, you vile, inconstant lover,
You'll never win me by your wiles! And merrily pass the hours away:
All your deceit I now discover, The fleeting hours new bleflings bring,
The faithless vow and look beguiles. That keep me ever blithe and gay.
Since I find that you're a rover,
In vain are roguilh arts and smiles.
September the thirteenth, proud Bourbon may Unless when pity lays—" be kind!”
Eliott's lightnings and thunders, My fond heart sweetly basks in the bright bcams of Like Jove's bolts, did wonders! hope;
With thot red hot Without it, those roses and lilies would drop:
Don Morano was forn, 'Tis the fun that illumes this parterre of true love; On the hills the spectators with grief rend the Without hope I should droop like the 'lorn turtle
(fell rock, Their ships are all on fire, When my Jamie brav'd danger on Gibraltar's Hark! what shrieks! fome expire; Hope kept off the balls, made my heart stand the
Up they blow, shock!
Up they blow,
And thousands now go
Whilst wreck'd hundreds, despairing, for safety
loud cry; Soon as a forward girl is grown
For safety out cry,
For safety out cry,
And they find it in Curtis's humanity
The THEATRE-ROYAL IN DRURY-LANE. Sept. 16. THIS theatre opened for not but unite our wishes with those of the ensuing season with Mrs. Centli. the public, to court his return. vre's farcical comedy of The Busy Our Melpomene, Mrs. SIDDONS, is Body, and Mr. Garrick's opera of once more rettored to the English ftage. THE QUAKER.
We have always entertained the higheft The house has undergone no other ideas of her abilities, and venture to alteration that what conlists in embel- prophecy, that she returns to the full lithment. The devices from the an- enjoyment of her former patronage, tique, whieh ranged along the boxes, still the unimitable, and unimitated are wholly obliterated, and in their SIDDONS ! ftead appears a ground of French grey, The newspapers have given very dif. ornamented with feitoons of flowers in cordant accounts of her success in Irerelief. The ceiling is painted in stone land. Several of them have hazarded colour, to have the appearance of a accounts for which there was no foundome, through the central aperture of dation : many have been biassed by which a beautiful sky is feen. The prejudice. For this reason, we have, boxes are lined with crimson, and the with some trouble, obtained the folcushions covered with the fame colour, lowing description of Mrs. Siddons,
Mr. Linley commenced his manage- and of her brother, Mr. Kemble, from rical career with The Busy Body, in a gentleman of no common penetration which Mr. Lee-Lewes, from Covent- in theatrical bufiness, who has attendGarden theatre, made his appearance, ed their exhibitions on the Irish stage, for the first time, at this theatre, in and seems to have formed very just the part of Marplot. This gentleman notions of the powers and abilities of is spoken of as the fubititute for Mr. this great actress. We are persuaded, King in some characters; but the less that every impartial fpectator will afof that great actor will be so much felt fent to the critique which his leite: by all lovers of the drama, that we can- exhibits.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE LONDON pofseffing every point of tragic perfecMAGAZINE.
tion. Dear SIR,
To a woman of good sense, as the
must be, I cannot suppose that this unYOU desire to have an account of distinguishing praise can be really flatMrs. Siddons, both with regard to her tering. She surely cannot, in any great success, her capabilities, and her exer- degree, esteem those who bestow it fo tions. I shall write with the utmost lavishly. freedom, and I hope that my decision Of all her characters, she pleases me will be allowed some weight, as I have most in Zara. The various passions of frequently been present at her exhibi- it, jealousy, rage, disdain, and paftions, and watched her every movement fionate, tumultuous love, are such as with eager attention.
by nature, in my opinion, she is beft In Jane Shore, in the Grecian Daugh- calculated to express:-though, at the ter, in Belvidera, and in Isabella, I have same time, it must be allowed that she seen her repeatedly; once only in Ca- can accommodate herself to any. The lifta, and in Zara, in the Mourning last act of her Jane Shore, and the mad Bride. “She has confined herself to scene of her Belvidera, are certainly! these characters here, as she did in Lon- most astonishing specimens of theatrical don.
abilities; though, perhaps, the latter She has been wonderfully followed; is a little too Itrong and terrible. A and the voice in praise of her powers woman, I think, on the stage, as well full as general, and as vehement, as it as in private life, should ever keep the was in your metropolis. We too have loveable in view, as much as poliihad, I can assure you, our fainting fits ble. and our hysterics. Yet, since you de. One of Mrs. Siddons's great excelfire an unbiased account, I must con- lencies, is her unremitting attention to fefs, that I cannot, in my own mind the business of the scene. She acts and heart, subscribe to her universal while she is silent, as well as while the and unrivalled excellence. My judge- speaks. Her by-play, to use a theament may be deemed unimportant; trical term, is sometimes ingenious, but I have always endeavoured to exert sometimes ftriking, and, I believe, alit for myself; and I now speak from ways proper. my feelings.
I am very much pleased with the Some very great excellencies, I do correctness and taite of her dress; and think that he possesses : in others, she with what is more material, the grace appears to me deficient. Her perform- and spirit of her action. In impallonance, in general, to me appears ap- ed passages, I have frequently thought puyé. She does not shade her charac- it beautiful, and productive of very ters: every part of them seems to stand great effect. equally forward, except where the poet Kemble, her brother, is engaged at has rendered it an absolute impollibi- Drury-lane. Every one must be struck lity.
with the resemblance between then. I am not “ unused to the melting The likeness does not conlist merely mood,” and have been frequently af- in features and manner, but in the fected to tears by other actresses: by formation of their minds. Their conMrs. Siddons very rarely. So that, as ceptions seein nearly allied. In bis far as my own feelings go, I must pro- performances, he frequently displays nounce, that her talent does not lie in great ingenuity: sometimes, as he the exciting of these emotions. pears to be desirous of thinking for
This criticism, however, should be himself, there is room for criticism. whispered in as low a tone of voice as On the whole, his acting powers, in Sir Joseph Wittol was to deliver Bluff's my opinion, are more diversified than challenge: for it will be thought rank those of his filter; and he pofletles taherefy on both sides of the channel. lents far beyond any performer whom No one is permitted to question her we have seen for fome years pat. To
thefe he joins uncommon industry; and succeed when he appears before a Lonas he is a man of education, and en- don audience. gaging manners, I trust, that he will I am, dear Sir, your's, &c.
THEATRE-ROYAL, IN COVENT-GARDEN. Sept. 17. THIS evening the open- from the Theatre-Royal in Dublin, ing of Covent-Garden theatre disco- appeared in the part of Rosetta. She vered several alterations, which have is little, but her figure is neat, and her been made in the house. The seats in deportment lively: her conception apthe galleries are as commodious as can pears just, and the speaks articulately, be wilhed. The avenues to the boxes and with expression." In respect to her on each side have also been enlarged by vocal abilities, there is no firmness in a removal of the staircase, which now her voice, but the upper tones of it ascends nearer to the lobby, and the are the best, and it may be said she space which the stairs formerly occu- fings agreeably. pied is made into a recess. The boxes up stairs are considerably enlarged, by Several candidates for theatrical fame the pairage being thrown into them; are expected to come forwards, during this improvement will prove of confi- the ensuing month. Dublin, Norderable benefit to the audience, as the wich, Bristol, and the other country doors, from their continual opening theatres, have been gleaned, and as the and shutting, have always been found harveft, in many of these places, has to occafion complaint. The seats in been fruitful, the public may hope for these boxes are also made more com- such treats as will discover neither'a modious; and being railed along the famine in the land, nor any want of back, the company who occupy them variety in the courses. are not liable to the least inconvenience We shall give short and impartial acfrom those who pass and repass along counts of new performers, and new the interior passage.
pieces, as they appear. Our next numThe performances of the night were ber will contain a description of the the opera of LOVE IN A VILLAGE, and Kembles, and of their reception from TRISTRAM SHANDY.–Mrs. Johnson, the London audiences.
THE MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.
afTault, with an intent to commit an unnatural T Durham allises, Robert Story, for murther; crime, was found guily of a common assault only;
win, and Thomas Watson, alias Wilton, for practices, lentenced him to pay a fine of 100!. horte-stealing, received sentence of death; and
MONDAY, 18. Francis Squires, for theft, to be traníported leven At the allises for the county of Norfolk, and years.- Robert Story was fince executed.
city and county of Norwich, Robert Fox, for SATURDAY, 16.
highway robbery, and Charles Plumb, for theepAt the afiles for ihe county of Sussex, five pri- Atealing, received sentence of death. Plumb was Toners received sentence of death, viz. William reprieved; Fox was fince cxecuted. Fuller, for stealing a horse-John Beach, for en
TUESDAY, 19. tering a dwelling house, and stealing thereout At the Newcastle aililes George Alexander wearing apparel-Robert Hewes, alias Later, for Ro's, alias George Christie, for Forgery, restealing a mare--and Thomas Jones, and Robert ceived sentence of death. Parions, for a burglary-John Moore, for stealing At the atlites for the county of Northumberland, two watches, to be contined twelve months to William Fairbright, for telony, received sentence hard labour-William Burchell, to be publickly of death. whipped.
There was a very heavy thunder storm, with At Bury aflises, Richard Smith, for highway much lightening, at Liverpool: a liattock of corn robbery, and Elizabeth Hart for breaking open in Bootle was fired by the lightening; also a a dwelling house, and ttealing a scarlet cloak, rick of hay in Ford: a cow was killed in the received sentence of death, but were reprieved.- neighbourhood of Walton, and a woman truck The Rev. William Aidington, indicie for an dead in a lilde cottage in Wallbrouk-Mor, in
company with a man and a child, who were un
TUESDAY, 26. hurt: all these villages lie contiguous to Liverpool, This evening we had tome of the loudest claps between four and five miles diitance on the north of thunder ever remembered in London. By Lide.
noting the interval between the fiath and the WEDNESDAY, 20.
explotion, and calculating according to the numAt Shrewbury aflises, Thomas Charles, for ber of teet which found travels in a fecond, the
cloud whence the storm itsued has been com. being concerned with divers other persons in riotously pulling down and destroying a certain puted not more than 150 yards distant from the dressing-mill
, near Ludlow-Henry Foulk, fenior, earth. The concussion of the air was to great, and Jolin Sambrook, for theep-stealing-James that it rent part of the building in the King's Pritchard, for itealing a mare-- - John Fox and
Bench Prison, and broke several windows.
The same itorm was telt at Leeds, but confiderJohn Rogers, for å robbery—and John Moore, otherwise Watkin, for Itealing a bay gelding, re
ably carlier in the evening, attended with hail ceived sentence of death. The fix latter were and heavy rain: the lightening set fire to several reprieved, and Thomas Charles was fince exe- Theaves of corn at Roundhay, and entirely concuted. Six were fentenced to transportation for fumed them; and several trees were thivered to seven years, and seven to be whipped and im- pieces. prisoned.
Two horses and several cows were ftruck dead A thunder storm damnaged several houses at by lightening, the same afternoon, near NotBristol: it was attended with a heavy storm of tingham. hail of a very large fize.
A violent storm of thunder and lightening fell THURSDAY, 21.
at and in the neighbourhood of the Devites; aman A violent form of rain, attended with several
and girl, with their dog, happening to be on loud clips of thunder and fathes of lightening, Whitway-Heath, about three miles from that fell in the afternoon, at Whitchurch, in Hamp
towil, were all struck by a flash of lightening. Mirc. A body of clectrick fire entered the gate- The man recovered, but the girl and dog died way of the White Hart inn, and passing into the intantly, kitchen, where were the landlord, and his wife, a
Thomas Eadon was capitally convicted at the maid-fervant, a gentleman, 2 passenger in the Szlif
allifes held at Wisbech, for the Isle of Ely, tor bury diligence, with the driver, the whole company wilfully setting fire to several out-buildings at except the driver, were struck down, and deprived of Littleport, which, together with a large quantity lense and inotion for some time. Passing from
of cori, cattle, and farming utensils were totally the kitchen to the parlour, it instantly reduced a
destroyed, to the amount of 1oool. and upgreat part of the wainscot to alhes, thivered the
wards. chimney-piece to atoms, and made its way into
THURSDAY, 28. a wall near the chimney, full two feet deep, where
About two o'clock in the afternoon, the river having forced out the brick-work, it passed to
Swindale, which runs through Market Brough the gateway, split one of the posts in pieces, and
in Westmorland, was suddenly swollen to an uncontinuing upward, in an oblique direction, en
ufual height, and in a few minutes increased to urely destroyed the roof, throwing down an im
such a flood as had never been seen there. This mense weight oftiles, &c. A: Warwick attises, C. Haddon, for horse
aincommon rise was supposed to be occafioned by stealing, and Benjamin Willoughby, who was
a heavy shower of rain, and hail-Atones of a protried lait aililes, but his sentence leit to the de- digious fize, which fell amongit the mountains
a mile above Brough, and which foon coilccung, termination of the twelve judges, received fentence of death; also one for theep-stealing, one for
forced a pallage through some moties into the horle-ftealing, and a woman tor shop-lifting, became quito black, had a mort naufeous and
river. On receiving this inundation, the river who were all reprieved.
oftentive Imell, and rolling down a vaft body of FRIDAY, 22
water, with great rapidity, tore up by the roots At Croydon Allises, Henry Siminonds and vait oumbers of large trees. All the battlements Vartha Bakır, for the murther of a tradeiman
and troughs which conveyed water to tuo cornin Mint-street-John Hatch, a pawnbroker, for mills were entirely destroyed, and the mills rena stealing a tilver vaiter-Wm. Lucas, for a high- dered useless. All the stone wells and tencs3 way robbery-John Lawson and W. Holmes, adjoining the river were carried away by the two midt içmen, for a footpad robbery---T.
torrent, and great apprehensions were formed for Lamat, for horle-fiealing, and four for footpad
the safety of the houses whichitood near it. The rubberies, received sentence of death. Simmonds
road leading to Church Brough is greatly inand Biker wert linee executed.
jured, and other contiderable damage done. At Madltone aties, the tollowing nine personis
At Carlisle allises John Hinde, for theepreceived sentence of death, viz. John Maddison, stealing, J. Sproat, for stealing a cow, Arthur John Gorram, William Steel, alias Williain M'Grieve, for stealing a mare, and William Smith, James White, and James Wright, for Penwick, for theft, received sentence of death. highway robberies--William Mizon, for horsefealing-William Thompson, and John Wile
FRIDAY, 29 diums, for burglaries--and William Davis, for The south-west pinnacle of the Aceple at stealing a jamb.-William Mixca, James White, . Gretton, near Harringvorih, in NorthamptonWilliam Thompson, Join Williams, William Thile, was ftruck by lightening, and tell though Davis, and James Wright, were afterwards re- the leads into the church, which was damaged ia prieved.
th: amount of about 100
This day the following letter was received by found dead in a field belonging to his lordship, ae the Lord-Mayor :
East Barnet. “ My Lord, St. James's, Aug. 29, 1783.
We have received accounts of its being severely « 1 Have the honour to acquaint your lord- felt to the weitward, more than an hundred miles Thip, that despatches were this morning received from the capital. In some parts of Wiltihire from the Duke of Manchester, dated the 26th they mention the exceeding vividness of the curt. in which his grace informs me, that the 3d lightening, the flashes of which were perpetual, of next month is the day agreed upon for tigning and the thunder louder than vollies or cannon; the detinitive treaties with the plenipotentiaries but there was fo little rain for near two hours of the Most Christian and Catholick Kings, and after it first commenced, that the farmers were in those of the United States of America.
pain for their hay-itacks, barns, granaries, dc. “ I lose no time in sending your lordship this yet it afterwards fell in such torrents, that the information, that you may give such publick crois roads were in many places wholly impallanotice of it as you shall judge proper.
ble, and labourers were employed in cutting “ I am, with great reipect, my lord,
trenches to let off the water. “ Your lordihip’s moit obedient, humble servant, At Hatheld, in Hertford:hire, several houses
“ C. J. FOX." were untiled, many windows broken to pieces, Mellengers were sent off, from Mr. Fox's and some pertons hurt. In the fields belonging office, to all the great trading towns in Great- to the Earl of Salisbury several theep, horfes, and Britain, and to his excellency the Lord-Lieu- cows were found next morning struck dead by tenant of Ireland, with the above notification. the lightening, and a poor object, who went
William Wynne Ryland, John Lloyd, James begging about the country, was found dead under Brown, alias Oatley, Thomas Burgels, James a tice, within half a mile of the town, with toine Rivers, alias Davis, and John Edwards, were blue fpots like blifters on his hands, face, &c. executed at Tyburn, pursuant to their sentence At llemitead, in the fame county, besides other on the 2d initant.
couliderabie damage, fescral Theer, horses, and Monday, Sept. 1.
costs were found dead in the field, and three A little before twelve o'clock lait night a most farmiers fervants, who went out after their master's violent itorm of thunder, lightening, and rain cat:le, were fo much hurt that th.cir lives are came on, which continued near four hours. Vait despaired of. damage was luitained in the cellars and ware- Ai Yarinouth, several of the houses were greatly houles near the water-lide, and in aliuoit all the damaged, and all the windows thaiterel 10 low parts of the metropolis and its adjacencies. pieces; tome were likewise unrooted, and many Among the flaughter-houles between Satiron- of the ground-Hoors so much under water, that hill and Turrmill-treet above icoo lambs, the inhalcants were obliged to get, by nitans theep, hogs, and calves were afloat; and it was of boits, in and out of the one-pair-of-fairs with great difficulty they were laved from drown- windo.vs. Numbers of thips too, lying in the ing. The flood was to exceflive, that a great roailsi, lued their maits and rigging much die number of theep and oxen, intended for lale in maged. Smithfield, could not be driven to town in tine At Folkitone it lasted several hours, during for the market.
which time the thunder wts continual, and the The house of Meff. Mount and Page, stationers, flashes of lightening beyond description treon Tower-Hill, was almost unrooted by the menuous.--A doop that was coming in at the thunder and lightening, and by the great full of cloic of the day has been no more lieard of. rain a great quantity of paper was damaged. At Wrexhain, the cause „gainit the Dean Several chimneys were also thrown down in die of Si. .lapli, for a livel, was called on tur tryai, ferent parts of the town.
by a ipucian jury, before Lord Chie: Justie The water role to amazingly by the stoppage of Kenyon and Mr. Justice Barrington. Atier Sic the inores in the neighbourhood oi Pimies, that Wacku. Williams Wynne and another gentleman part of Buckingham house was overtlowed: of the special jury were sworn, the countel for the water rose from 12 to 16 inches before the grates profecution moved the court to put off the tryal, were cleared to let the thores have their proper on the ground of an affidavit, ftating that a current.
perfon had distributed papers about the town, Some outhouses on a wharf near Ratclift- printed by the Conítitutional Society, tending to Highway, where goods are lodged till they can be prejudice the nuinds of the jury who were to try put on board veliels, were thrown down by the the cause. Alter the countel for the profecution itorm, and the goods much damaged: the lighten- had been heard, and the affidavit read, Mr. ing then palied on to a publick houfe adjoining, Erskine (who came from London as counsel for uurroied it, and thattered all the windows to the Dean, at the instance of the Conftitutional pieces, but no person received any hurt. No less, Society) addretied the court in a very cloquent we are told, than seventy-eight loud thunder-claps speech, in which he went pretty much at large were counted in the 1pace of two hours and a into the Conititutional Cuction. Some of the quarter.
auditory very imprudently expressing their apa It was very violent at Gravesend, and many probation of Mr. Erskine's argument, by ciapping miles round that part of the country; at Green- their hands, the Chief Juitice having fixed his wich the lightening was equally as Itrong, and eye upon a gentleman to offending, fired him the torrents of rain as grcat as in town; their twenty pounds. Mr. Eifkine's argument was cellars were filled with water, and the inhabitants supported by Mr. Corbett, likewise of countel employed both Monday and Tuesday at the pump. for the defendant, and by the Dean himfcil, who Five horses belonging to Judge Allohurit were inade 4 very pathetic adviels to the cours,