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caston, and Catherine liis wife, Jolin Frali ter was placed at a boarding school crie, eis his son, and Elizabeth and Catherme brated by the occasional superintendance their daughters, are committed to prison, of Mrs. Hannah Dlore, Mr. Giddy 1f10 take their trial at the next assizes for moved a second time, and resided at BrisCornwall, for the murder of a man of the tol during three years. Heihen re-entered Dame of Jory, who, as a constable, was le at Oxford, became a member of Pembroke vying an execution on the goods of the Collere, tisk a Master's degree, and refather, Jacob Francis, and was shot dead mained five years directing the stadies, and by one of the famil.

guiding the conduct of liis 901, at the preDicd.] Al St. Colomb, 71, Capt. R. cise period of life when such care and alSmith, R. N.

tention is most requisite. On quitting Os. At Bodniu, a gentleman who called him- ford, Mr. Giddy again returned to Tredres, self Sprey. He arrived at Besinin about where le continued to resue, sustaining the seven months since, but by what convey- part of an honourable and intelligent cox2:10e 110 one can tell. He has never been try gentleman, till the loss of his wife ina known either to have written a letter or to 1803, and the subsequent marriage of luis have received one, or to have had any other son and daughter, occasioned him to divide Communication with his family or friends. his time between the places of their resiHe was a man of most respectable appear: dence and his own. In 1810 he infortnanne, and exteusive knowledge; and gene- nately fell over a range of stone steps, and l'ous in the extreme. Ou his death-bed lie this accident preluced a general weakening declared to the surgeon who attended him, of the constitution never afterwards re. that lie liad 10 friends in the worlu save his paired; but during a long protracted illhost and hostess, and he would answer no ness, fortitude, and resignation, with good further enquiries.

will towarıls all mankind, (the certain At Truro, Mrs. Buckingham, mnother of proofs of a well-speut life,) hare afforded John Buckingham, esq. surgeon, and mayor

to his immediate connexions that ample of tliat borough.---Mrs. Buckland, 8.-At consolation not to be derived from any an advanced age, Mrs. Chenoweth. other source. Mr. Giddy has left a great

In: St. Agnies, Mr. Joan Laplant, 70.- number of manuscripts on various subjects: At Lostwithial, Mr. Duin.---At Penryn), original sermons, abstracts and digests of Mr. Christianna.-At Marazecn, Hortes- laws relating to the duties of a Justice of ene Hitchens, esq. attorney-at-law.--At the Peace, dissertations on subjects of lie Roskenna, Mrs. Wells.-Al Port Isaac, 71,

terature and criticism, with comments on a Mr. Watts, merchant.

great variety of books. His two surviviig At Polvellan, near Looe, Jolin Lemon, children are, Davies Giddy, F.R.S. M. P. esa. M. P. fur Truro, on!y brother of Sir for Boumin; and Mary-Philippa-Davies, William Lemon, bait. and viie of his Ma- married to John Guillemard, esq. jesty's Justices of the Peace for Cornwall; a gentleman highly distinguislied by his in The Rochfort, a 71-gun ship, of 2050 slependent and patriotic conduct in par- tons lurthen, and built upon a principle liament.

likely to improve many points in naval At Tredrea, in Cornwall, in his 80th architecture, was recently launched from year, the Rev. Edward Giddy, senior na liis Majesty's Duck-yard at Milford llaveu, gistrate of that county. This gentleman In future seven packets are 10 sail bewas the son of Jolm Giddy and Anna Col. tween Milford and Ireland. lins, daughter of the Rev. Edward Collins, Murried.] At Carmarthen, Geo. Thomas, rector of Phillark. Having passed through esq. to Miss E. D. Daniel, only daughter the Granımar-school at Truro, then in high of Mr. D. an entinent bookseller. estimation under the direction of Mr. Co Dird.) John Bowe:), esq. of Maes-non, he removed to Christ-Church in 1752, Mis. Whitworth, of Carmarthen.--- 41 Miwhere he soou became distinguisired by the ford, 52, Capt. Wilmot, of the Leda. members of that society most eminent for their acqairements. Mr. Giddy's life was Diei. At Barnbouglc Castle, in the particularly distinguished by his knowledge, county of Linliingow, in luis 85th year, the activity, and zea!, as a magistrate, and by Right Hon. Neil, Earl of Roseberry, Kaizlit mnremituing care and attention to the edise of the Thisue. He succeeded his father in cation of his children. in 1773, when Corn. 1775; married, first in 176-4, Susan, oniy wall was disgraced by riot and insurrection, sister and beiress of Sir Randall Ward, bari, He stood foremost in recommending and en of Bixley, in Norfolk, who died in 1771, forcing vigorous measures for suppressing without issue; and secondly, in 177), Jars, outrage, as preliminary to all contributions daughter of Sir Francis Vincent, bart. lily for reliet. Having one son and one daugh whom he has left 2 sons and 3 daughters. ter, he removed to Penzance, whilst the former attended a Lauin school in thao A correspondent of Carricks'DailyAdvei. town; bui soon returned again to Tredrea, tiser, describes a remarkable Meteoric Plieand took on himself the entire pains of con nomenon, which extended N.N.E. to S.W. dusting his sou's education. When the lat. on Sunday night (Ap. 10), and remained so

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Deaths Abroad. for a considerable time. He says, “Ahout victim to a romantic temerity, in attacking midnight the light was so strong that the city five French brigs with four boats; an inewas illuminated. At the window, where I quality, as to men, of len to one! sai observing it, I could see to reanitwie Liruienant Harlew Towers, of the 27th. o'clock, it still continued diffuse the same Having taken a ride by an urfrequented splendour. A portion o die sky, towards rolite io san Roque, about five miles from the N.W. appeared at "ist very dara, as Gibraltar, he was atracked on his return, it covered by a heavy cloud. When I luola

and killed by some Spaniards, his pockBotice of it, it rose about 15 degrees above ets riflesi, lis watri!, horse, &c. taken, the horizon, and appeared as if it was a and his body left exposed on the eastern section of in usi, o considerable exteni. beach. It gradually increases, preservir:g ilic same At Paris, the justiy-celebrated general shake, until it intained an eievation of of division, Reynier, of a diarrhæa. Made abunt 3.5 degrees, and covered icarly one prisoner at the battle of Leipsie, in consehalf of the forizon. I should have supposed quence of the defection of the Saxon army, ir in lave been a very die.zse ciond, if the he had been exchanged, and had only re'stars were slot visible tourn it. Capela turned about ten days before. No sooner appeared to spaikle through it witii ii- diad he arrived in Paris, thau he set off to creased brilliancy; The charmerence of join the Emperor, but was attacked by a This immense bevy of Warkauss, was (o- sharp disease at Guigues, which compelled vered all roun:i with a strong yellowish him to return, and brought liim to his Fight, resenibing the morning's daun when grave. the son approaches the horizon; this circle At Narva, 82, Robert Thorley, esq. the of light was in depth about 5 degrees; in oldest English resident in Russia, having scnie parts it was hroaller, in others nar lived there upwards of sixty years. He power. When the dark spare had attained was greatly esteemed by all who knew its greatest size, I observed a gleam of him, and supported the character of a Brilislit shooting across it, in two or three tishi 11.erchant with credit to his country. Places, close to the horizon, and inimesi. At Naples, Mr. Gerge Dolisiin, midately the upper part of it all round began shipman or his Najesty's ship Bacchante. to move. The brilliant circumference was At Tauste, in Spain, universally lamenttinctured in many places with prismatic rd, Capt. Gcorge Hulton, of the ist, or colonis, and appeared to be composed of Royal Dragoons. bundles of radi, emanating from a centre. la Spain, Alajor Seton, of the 92d regiP'lashes of liglit, the most vivid, siarted ment, in consequence of a wound in the from every part of this vast circle, reaching thigh; he lived only three days after sufferto the zenith; the entire mass was in mo- ing amputation. He was the son of Sir J. tion, and presented a more sublime and Seton, and bad suffered from various and splendid appearance than can well be ima severe rounds received in the course of ged. By degrees the dark space dimi- arduous service. pished; the corruscations became fewer Of the wouncis received in action, in the and less brilliant, and the sky resumed the south of France, Lieut. Henry Stapylton, same appearance it had at first; but it did of the 68th foot, second son of H. Stapylnot long continue so--the clouds again ton, esq. of Norton, Durham. moved in the same direction—the pheno At Malta, Ralph, eldest son of Ralph mena were repeated, and the same grand Robinson, esq. late of Middle Hendon. spectacle was again exhibited. On the At Madlena, 24, Orlando Bridgman, esq. morning of Sunday, there was a good deal student of Lincoln's Inn, and eldest son of of rain; there was also some rain the two R. W. Bridgman, esq. of Bristol. preceding days. For nearly two months At Demarara, Wm. Sloane, esq. youngest before, very little rain had fallen.” son of Mrs. Bidgood, of Rockbear Court, DEATHS ABROAD.

near Eseter, In his soth year, while on service in the Ai Cephalonia, R. Mount, esq. fourth Scheldt, William Bridges Champion, esq. son of the late J. Mount, esq. of Wasing first lieutenant in the Amphion. He fell a Place, Berks.

TO CORRESPONDENTS, &c. It will be seen that our MONTILY REPORTS are made up among analogous matter, in the body of ihe Mugazine.

We invite Architects, Committees, and Proprietors, to futour us with Views and Descriptions of new Public Buildings, or Public Il'orks, in which they are engaged in any part of the British Empire, either at home or abroad.

Nurratives of Events and Sufferings, connected with the late unhappy War; and of Tours in any part of the Continent, on the happy return of Peace, will be acceptable to us. New Buildings, in any part of Europe, are also fit objects for our Ém graver Om W'ovd.

No. 255.]

JUNE 1, 1814.

T5 of Vol. 37.

As long & those who write are ambitious of making Converts, and of giving their Opinions & Maximum of

In Auence and Celebrity, the most extensively circulated Miscellany will repay with the greatest Effect the

Curiosity of those who read, whether it be for Amusement or for Instruction. -JOHNSON. Sir Joshua Reynolds, on being questioned in regard to the cause of the inferiority of counterfeits and imitators,

answered, that their being copyists was of itself a proof of the interiority of their power, and that while they continued to be so, it was impossible for them to attain superiority. " It was like a man's resp ving to go bebind another, whilst that resolution lasted, it would be impossible he should ever be on a par with hiin.". NORTHCOTA.

CONTINUATION of the ACCOUNT of the recent ERECTION OF PUBLIC

BUILDINGS in various PARTS of the BRITISH EMPIRE.
THE LONDON THEATRES,

IIENDERSON, K&MBLE, SIDDONS, Ed. I ,

N spite of the late din of Bellona, wix, LEWIS, MUNDEN, Fawcett, Caur En Melpomene have maintained their JORDAN, EMERY, MATIIEWS, LISTON, ascendancy in the British metropolis. LovcGROVE, -Elliston, and Kean. No

The absurd modern dinner hours of single aye ever possessed so great a variety » 7, 8, and 9 o'clock, have doubtless in. of real excellence, or more originality,

terfered with the frequent attendance of disciplined by education and by the a large portion of the population, at en- improved taste of the public, which has tertainments which take place between reduced the business of the stage to the the hours of 6 and 11; yet two theatres, precision of a science. each capable of containing 3000 persons,

Greater public encouragement was are moderately filled, and often crowded, certainly never bestowed on dramatic through a season of 200 playing nights. genius in all its departments, than in our

It is a prevailing weakness of mankind days. Mr. Sheridan realized 3000l. by to depreciate the merit of every thing the sale only of his altered play of Pl. contemporary, and to refer all greatness zarro; and authors of successtul pieces to past ages. This prejudice tinctures receive from the Theatre, from 500l. to the writings of dramatic, not less than those 2501. and of the purchaser of the copyof all orber critics; yet we are convinced, right for publication, from 4001. to 1001. that in all the varied and essential fea. Each Theatre employs as actors, artists, tures of dramatic entertainments, no age musicians, and mechanics, froni 200 ca has approximated the perfection of the 250 persons, at salaries which vary from present. We may not have as contem sol. to 21. a week. Many favourite perporaries a Shakespeare, an Otway, a formers receive 50t. a night as often as Rowe, or a Congreve; nor were those men they perform, and thirty or forty pere contemporaries of any single age; but formers belonging tn each house, have we enjoy an equal-degree of diverse ge- berefit nights, by which many of them nius in our contemporaries, SHERIDAN, net 5 or 600l. Nor are the liberal prom COLMAN, CUMBERLAND, O'KEEFE, DIB. fits derived from the Londoy boards, the DIN, TOBIN, MURPHY, INCIBALD, sole reward of favourite perforiners; COW'LEY, HOARE, MORTON, HOLCroft, for during the summer recess, they make and Reynolds, names which charac- from 301. to 100l. per week by engageterize the age of George Ill. and which ments at various pruvincial Theatres, will be duly estimated by posterity.when many of which vie in size and splendour viewed in conjunction with their prede- with the metropnlitan establishments. cessurs in the line presented by the com.. The present Theatres hold about 7501, mon perspective of all past time. each, when crowded, and a full house

In like manner, if in regard to actors about 650l. The mighty expences arising we do not enjoy the contemporaneous from salaries, and various incumbrances talents of such phenomena as Garrick, on the proprietors, are about 2001. so Booth, Cibber, Quin, Woodward, Foote, that if the houses be taken at a mean of Shuter Pritchard, and Clive; yet no age 400l. per night, the net profits of a seacould boast in their respective lines of son of 200 nights, can be little short of acting, of powers greater than those ex- 40,000l. to the proprietors. llence the Sibited by. our own contemporariegmw reader will perceive, that if dranjatie gan MOXTBLY MAG. No. 205..

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300 Drury Lane and Covent Garden Theatres. (June 1, nius were not respectable in the present acquired his fame and fortune, did nof. day, it would not be for want of recom hold above 2001. and could not therefore pence; for the Theatres in Goodman's be expected to net.to tre proprieton Fields and Old Drury, in which Garrick above 10,000l. per annum

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Tuis externally substantial and inter.. the metropolis during two winters with Dally superb and well contrived Theatre, entertainments calculated to elevate the was re-built in 1811, on she ruins of the character of the scenic arts, and to imformer building, which had been burnt prove the capisal stock of the company. down in 1809. The architect was. Mr. The unparalleled skill of the architect, Wyatt, and his skill was powerfully and filled the house during the first season, liberally aided by an intelligent and puble and the present season has been rendered lic-spirited committee, of which Mr. highly prodluctive by the judicious ep. WHITBREAD, the member for Bedford, gageinent of Mr. KEAN, whose powers of was the chairman. We fully described acting have rendered it extremely diffiit in our 258th number for November, eult to procure a seat in the Theatre op 1811, and in addition to that descriprion his nighis of performance. This house we have now to state, that under the is built to afford sitting room for 2,810 general superintendance of the same persons, 1,200 in the boxcs, 850 in the committee, the acting managers, Messrs. pir, 480 in the lower gallery, and 280 in ARNOLD and RAYMOND,. bave gratified ibe upper gallery,

COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.

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We are indebted for this architectural of its proprietors, was re-built and opered ornament of the metropolis to a similar for performance in September; 1800. catastrophe to that which produced the Its galleries hold soinewhat more thar. new Drury. It was burnt down in Drury Lane, but its boxes and pit nearly 1808; but by the extraordinary exertious the sunne.

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ment of Messrs. HARRIS, jun, and Faw. last summer, to iinprove its internal de €ETT, it is generally well filled with au. corations, than which nothing can be ditors. The splendour of Drury Lane, conceived more beautiful and more apa Bed the managers of this Theatre, during propriate to its purposes.

THE HOUSE OF LORDS.

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On the union between the two king The entire arrangement is deemed eredoms, the old House of Lords being une.. ditable to the architect, considered as a qual to the accommodation of the number piece of patcli-work; but it has for some of Peers, a splendid 100m was fitted up, time past been considered, that the arin which lay between the old House and the chitectural provision for the legislature, House of Commons, and Mr. WYATT, is unworthy of the dignity of those boa architect to the King, was employed to dies, and plans have already been subenlarge and improve the entire building. mitted for a new and magnificent public

He accordingly built a series of offices building on nearly the same scite, wbich in front of the old house, and supported should contain a new House of Lords them by an elegant colonnade, which and Commons, on a more extended connects the external entrance of both scale than at present. houses. Within are found rooms for the great officers of state, and numerous 0 Communications from Architects committee rooms for the various busi and Committees are requested to this inteness constantly requiring the attention of resling Department of our Magazine. the Peers, THE MANUFACTURER.

induce general inquiry, discussion, and

consequently general improvement, that No, I.

this part will be particularly attended to; NDER the title of Tue Manufac- in it the language of the counting-house

TURER, I beg leave to offer to your will be purposely retained, as it seems readers, a series of papers on manufac- particularly adapted to commercial relatures and the articles employed in their tions, whilst it is also sufficiently obvious various processes; the plan I propose

to the general reader; and as in the proincludes, in the first part, a plain practic gress of such a series many enquiries, obo cal account of each manufactory, men. jections, and additional portions of infor. tjening also the places where it is most mation, pay be expected from the extengenerally conducted; and in the second, sive circle of your readers, I beg leave the natural history, and the chemical particularly to solicit their reinarks analysis of every article, as well as the through your pages. character and divisions which each has You will receive with this, the mer. attained amongst commercial men. This cantile account of a dye drug of very part is that in which there is obviously considerable importance. the most novelty.; a large portion of in Homerton,

JOIN CLENNELL, formation useful to the chemist, the ma. May 18, 1814. nufacturer, &c. is foating in the com

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