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pecuniary transactions most ge- short time since, was a gentlenerous and high-minded. Before man from the country, who got his father's death his private for- himself into St. Clement's watchtune was necessarily slender, house, by being too gallant to an the patrimonial estate being oyster-woman! comparatively small, and his fa- Mrs. Margaret Grumpage, the ther's family numerous.
oyster-woman in question, deIn 1794, his lordship married posed that the gentleman came Amelia (the present marchio- to her stall, in the neighbourness), youngest daughter and co- hood of Clare-market, and ate heiress of John, second earl of three-pennyworth of oysters Buckinghamshire. His lordship, taking a little vinegar and pepdying without issue, is succeeded per with them. That he afterin his titles and estates by his wards gave her a shilling in payhalf-brother, Charles William ment, and whilst she was lord Stewart, ambassador to the “rummaging" in her pocket for court of Vienna, son of Robert, change, he chucked her under the first marquis of Londonderry, the chin. That she, not being by his second wife, lady Frances accustomed to such familiarities, Pratt, sister of the present mar- and being withal a married woquis of Camden.
man, told him to keep his hands It has been doubted whether to himself; adding, that she nethe marchioness of Londonderry ver gave liberties, and no man will continue to reside at North should take any; and that she Cray-many persons considering no sooner said this, than the it probable that, connected as it gentleman was ungentlemanly is with the late shocking event, enough to give her a sad thump she will abandon it for ever; but on the jaw, the marks whereof we have been given to under- were werry whizzable to be seen stand that her ladyship has no by any body-whereupon she such intention. It is said, in- skreech'd for the watch, and he deed, that since the death of her was taken to the watch-house. lord, upon the possibility of her Mrs. Grumpage concluded by quitting being casually mention- saying she did not wish to hurt ed in her presence, she expressed the gentleman, as he had satisfied herself to the following effect :- her for the thump, and the “ It is here I have spent some of watchman for his trouble, and the happiest hours of my life seemed very sorry for his misit is here I saw Londonderry for behaviour. the last time and it is here I Nevertheless the magistrate can best cherish his memory called upon the gentleman for I have not been accessary to his his defence; and he made a very death, and why should I leave long one. He had no idea, he the place we both loved so said, of meeting with such a well !"
Lucretia in the person of a London
oyster-wench. The very utmost Bow-STREET. -CAUTION TO of his offending was chucking COUNTRY GENTLEMEN.-Among her under the chin, as delicately many other nocturnal disorderlies as possible, and telling her that brought before the magistrate, a she was too pretty for her profession ; but his compliment was upon the superstitious credulity returned with a volly of the most of the Indians, and the request of outrageous abuse, and in an in- of the Highlander was immedistant he was enveloped by whole ately complied with. Being sent shoals of oyster-women and into the woods, he soon returnwatchmen, who raised such a ed with such plants as he chose storm about his ears, that he to pick up. Having boiled these was fain to take to his heels. herbs, he rubbed his neck with But in this he was prevented, and their juice, and laying his head a scuffle ensued, which ended in, on a log of wood, desired the his being taken to the watch strongest man among them to house, amidst the reviling of the strike at his neck with his tomob; though he declared, up- mahawk, when he would find on his honour, that he never in- that he could not make the flicted the thump complained of. smallest impression ! An Indian,
The magistrate dismissed the levelling a blow with all his matter, with an injunction to might, cut with such force, that the gentleman never to chuck an the head flew off to the distance oyster-woman under the chin of several yards. The Indians again.
were fixed in amazement at their How TO ESCAPE THE TOR- own credulity, and the address TURE.-Several soldiers of Mont- with which the prisoner had gomery's Highland regiment escaped the lingering death prewere taken prisoners by the pared for him : but instead of American Indians. Allan Mac- being enraged at this escape of pherson, one of them, witness- their victim, they were so pleasing the miserable fate of his fel- ed with his ingenuity, that they lows, who had been tortured to refrained from inflicting further death by the Indians, and seeing cruelties on the remainder of them preparing to commence the prisoners.-Colonel Stewart's the same operations upon himself, Sketches. made signs that he had some- COURTSHIP.-A French lady, thing to communicate. An inter- who was very closely pressed by preter was brought. Macpher- her suitor, said, “ I will grant son told them, that provided his you all you wish, if you will let life was spared for a few minutes, me have what you have not, and he would communicate the secret never can have, but what you of an extraordinary medicine, are, nevertheless, able to give which, if applied to the skin, mema husband !" would cause it to resist the Old Times !-A pig, ten weeks strongest blow of a tomahawk or old, was sold in Usk monthly sword, and that if they would market, a short time since, for allow him to go to the woods sixpence, and a penny was given with the guard, to collect the back for luck; the purchaser plants proper for this medicine, was Mr. Moon, of the George he would prepare it, and allow inn. A very fine milking-cow the experiment to be tried on was sold in the same market for his own neck by the strongest forty-five shillings which, a few and most expert warrior amongst years ago, would have fetched them. This story easily gained eleven pounds. Fine fat cows, worth, ten years ago, twenty though they gave no encouragefour and twenty-five pounds, were ment to the match permitted sold for seven and eight pounds. him to visit them at their castle Fat pigs from twelve to fourteen of Ruthven, in Perthshire ; and pound per quarter, were sold for on such occasions, the chamber eight shillings each. Sheep were assigned him was in a tower, offered equally low, but found no near another tower, in which buyers.- Bath Chronicle.
the young lady slept. On one of The dog which displayed so his visits, the young lady, bemuch speed upon the Ulverston fore the doors were shut, got sands, in taking sea fowl, on the into her lover's apartment; but wing, a few weeks ago, has been some one of the family having trained to hunting wild ducks. discovered it, told her mother, The other day, he met with a who, cutting off, as she thought, brood of flappers in a large pond, all possibility of retreat, hastened when the animal dashed into the to surprise them; the young water after them, and swam tò lady, however, hearing the wellthe opposite side, where they had known steps of her mother hobconcealed themselves amongst bling up stairs, ran to the leads, some reeds; he dislodged them, and took a desperate leap of and, seizing one, brought it to nine feet four inches, over a his master, then went in pursuit chasm of sixty feet from the of the others, and, after swim- ground, alighted on the battleming, and even diving (for this ments of the other tower, whence he was seen to do repeatedly descending into her own chamafter the ducks, he succeeded in ber, she crept into bed. Her capturing six of them.—Kendal mother having in vain sought Chronicle.
her in her lover's chamber, came NICETY OF THE LAW.-At our into her room, where finding her late sessions, Daniel Cox and seemingly asleep, she apologized Joseph Franks were charged for her unjust suspicion. The with stealing a duck ; but the young lady eloped the following duck proving to be a drake, they night, and was married. The were acquited.-Wolverhampton chasm between the towers is Chronicle.
still shown under the appellation We understand that the prelate of the Maiden's Leap. who has disgraced himself on a In the year 1664, on the 5th recent occasion, has expressed of December, a boat on the great anxiety to be allowed to Menai, crossing that strait over regain his see ; this will not be which a bridge is now building, complied with, as we have been with 81 passengers, was upset, informed that government are and only one passenger, named fully determined to punish his Hugh Williams, was saved. On infamous conduct by degrading the same day, in the year 1785, him from his ecclesiastical sta- another boat was upset, containtion.–Irish paper.
ing about 60 persons, and every A daughter of the first earl of soul perished, with the exception Gowrie was courted by a young of one, whose name also was gentleman, much her inferior in Hugh Williams; and on the 5th rank and fortune. Her family, of August, 1820, a third boat, met the same disaster, but the with the same body, though the passengers of this were no more limbs are ever so far asunder, than 25 ; and singular to relate, consequently Adam retakes the the whole perished, with the rib, which formed Eve; then, exception of one, whose name of necessity, Eve becomes a was Hugh Williams!
rib, and ceases to be a woWomen Non-ENTITIES.-Gra- man; and so it will happen to the tian du Pont, in his book Less sex in general, as every woControverses des Sexes, says, as man represents Eve and every man is to rise at the resurrection man Adam.
COURT AND FASHIONABLE GLEANER.
The Duke of York, in the hap- marquis of Londonderry, to the piest state of health, is continu- duke of York. The sensation it ing his sojourn at the Pavilion : caused in the town soon after, we a select few of nobility, by invi- shall not attempt to describetations, are daily honoured by party spirit had no share in the geseats at his dinner table. His neral feeling-all alike deplored royal highness takes a bath at the unlooked for, the dreadful caWilliams's every alternate day. tastrophe—the loss of the enlight- '
Though, certainly, we have ened patriot, and the man. The much fashionable company in duke of York had condescended to the town, yet, for the season, we become the patron of Dowton, can but regard the place as dull whose benefit took place at the -good houses and lodgings may theatre on the Monday evening, be had in almost all situations and where the king's box had been
Than this year, we never re- reserved for his royal highness, collect the libraries to have been but the shock he had received more numerously attended of an was so severe, that he did not evening-loo, and its concomi- quit the palace. tant harmonies, attract with ex- On the Wednesday following, traordinary effect—nor do the another express arrived for the monotonous exclamations of 2, 4, commander-in-chief, and a hor6, 8, 1, 3,5,7, to notify vacant rible rumour was circulated soon chances, in the prize-game men- after, that the duke of Wellingtioned, pall upon the sense, nor ton had been assassinated by a tire upon the ear. Good hu- son of the late marshal Ney, at mour is equally conspicuous at Brussels. The enquiries at the either place, and smiles are uni- palace-gate, in consequence, in versal.
the agony and alarm predomiAn express arrived at the nant, were almost numberless, Pavilion in the evening of this day and consolation followed, for fortnight, bringing an account there the applicants were as of the premature death of the kindly as readily assured, that
the express to the royal duke had light the elegantes and the publie, no relation to the subject of soli- at Margate. She was succeeded citude whatever. The command- here on Thursday, by Mrs. Davier-in-chief left the horse-guards, son, who yet adds sterling value as early as six o'clock, or be to the dramatic phalanx. During tween six and seven, on the fol- the last week, the heat of the lowing morning—but before he weather could but be detrimendeparted, his respect for the pub- tal to the interests of the theatre lic feeling, and a desire to re- sultry evenings are more inmove what might partially re- ducive to public walks, than inmain, of the cause of affliction door public amusements, though of the preceding evening, his where both can almost conjuncroyal highness directed it to be tively be enjoyed, as at the made known, that his letters, by libraries and open adjuncts, the post, that morning, were silent encouraging attendance, both as upon the subject, and that, there- appertains to rank and number, fore, the distressing rumour, it may rather be expected to inmight, with confidence be de- crease than diminish. Such was clared, was groundless.
the case here last week, nor The duke of York returned to could the unrivalled talents of the pavilion on Friday se'nnight, Mrs. Davison produce a contrary as early as between one and two result. Obvious as this matter o'clock in the afternoon.
has been and warmly felt, yet The Russian ambassador and there are those, who prematurely lady, count and countess Lieven, condemn effects, without invesand their sons, count Polon and tigating causes—who attribute count George, arrived at the roy- consequences to any source but al York hotel on Saturday even the right one ; such as inefficiening.
cy of attraction in those who Lord and lady Ossulston, and suffer--injudicious management, the speaker of the house of com- as relates to selection-a lavish mons, Mr. Manners Sutton, dined expenditure where it is not at the York hotel on Saturday, needed, and a parsimonious withand returned to Worthing in the holding of the means where it is evening. Among the latest arri- -to characters wrongly cast and vals, also, at the above distin- ill supported, and other hacknied guished hotel, are lord Alvanley, points, not less founded in error, colonel Berkeley, colonel Steven- and which, however they may son, major D'Este, &c.
chance to be well meant, are, at The Picture Gallery was ele- best, cruel in their tendency, and gantly visited last week-several oppressive to the meritorious new works have been added to children of Thespis, whom every the splendid collection.
admirer of rational amusements, THE THETARE.-Miss Clara and the moral supporters of the Fisher, of whom we made men good-dispensing drama, ought to tion in our last number, closed feel a desire to support. But her engagement here on Satur- with some, the losing gamester day, left us on Sunday, and on always plays ill-in effect he Monday, commenced a routine does so--but it is absurd to conof characters, to astonish and de- demn that effect, as resulting