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For Walker's-Ancient Mifcellany. Sacred to the Memory of the dear departed Mrs. O'Halloran, of J-l fireet, Ennis, County of Clare.
• Munere fungar inani.'
SILENT alas ! is the for whom I mourn,' Gone to that world, ah ! whence he'll ne er return!
Defcend, ye winged virtues! from on high,
Say, ev'ry virtue's beauty, her's we call ; As we do each, fo the refembl'd all.No window to her bofom did we need, The goodness there appear'd in ev'ry deed, In ev'ry look, in ev'ry imile was feen, The virtues, fenfe and peace that reign'd within. (writing fighs, 1 paufe; the friend who writes, and Must stop to wipe the tear from forrow's eyes.Tho' gone, thou still in memory fhalt (dwell, And fill for thee the mourning heart fhall fwell:thy grave, Whilft friendship's hand fhall twine around This humble wreath thy worth from time
Limerick, October 20, 1808;
Whofe graces of person and mind,
To write of fweet Elixa I'd aspire:
And kindles in each breaft refiftless fires!
For the Hibernian Mifcellany.
MARY! sweet angelic fair!
On the lovely-blooming Mifs F-l-y, late of Cruel fource of all my care.
Shepperton, County of Clare.
OH! may my numbers like my theme ap-
All my eulogiums he would far tranf-
For the Univerfal Mifcellany,
"That look of thine !!'
For Gibfon's Admired Mifcellanys
Mary, fecond daughter of the most excel lent Widow Bil—r, of Ennis, County of Clare.
the moment I fure firft beheld thee, infused and in thy looks, which from fweetness into my heart, unfelt before :and into all things, from thy form, inspir'd the live of love and effence of delight !!*
Plac'd on beauty's dazzling throne;
Than Phoebus' lamp-or morning star ¡→
For the Hibernian Magazine.
To Fanny, youngest daughter of the most amiable Widow Bl-d, of Mungret-place, City of Limerick.
Her form is fresher than the morning-rose,
PRETTY Fanny, of tender years,
Rebufes, by R. B. Newry.
A COLOUR fet down,
When on foot we go.
Inconftant Luna fhew'd her crefcent face,
Then wand'ring thro' the folitary glade.
Secure from infults or of winds or tide,
Lines Addreffed to Mifs
"TWAS now near night, the glorious god
Declining, caft on earth a feeble ray,
threw, And mantled all things in her fable hue. The feathered tribes their leafy manfions found, (ground; And Towing herds lay couchant on the And funk within the bofom of the deep, Th' aquatic tribes gave up themselves to
No more rettrain the ardent eye.
To tell of all its natter's pain,
Prefents thee at the noontide beam;
I boat-a venal heart to moveYet, Charmer, I am far from poor, For I am more than rich in love, Pulfe of my beating heart! fhall all
My hopes of thee and peace be fled ? Un heeded wilt thou hear me fall?
Unpitied wilt thou see me dead ? 1'11 make a cradle of my breaft,
Thy image all its child fhall be ;
LONDON, Nov. 3.
WE can pofitively affure the public, that the warrant for fummoning a court of inquiry on the armistice and convention, is 2ually figned by his majefty; and that the court, confifting of general fir David Dundas, prefident; general earl Moira, general Peter Craig, lieutenant general earl of Pembroke, lieutenant general lord Heathfield, lieutenant general Oliver Nicols, and lieutenant general fir George Nugent, bart. will be affembled as foon as poffible, after the warrant fhall be counterfigned by the fecretary at war, who is now in Scotland.
The inquiry, we can ftate with equal confidence, will be public; and that the warrant directs, that an enquiry fhall be made into the conditions of the armistice and convention, and into all the caules and circumitances, whether arifing from the previous operations of the British army, or otherwife, which led to them; and into the conduct, behaviour, and proceedings ⚫ fir Hew Dalrymple, and other commander or commanders, or of any other perfon or perfons, as far as the fame were con nected with the armistice and convention.
Surely it is not in the power of words to make the propofed inquiry more comprehenfive; and with fuch intentions on the part of his majefty, and with a court fo conflituted and compofed, it is impoffible that the expectations of the public; for a full and impartial investigation, thould not be amply fulfilled?
5.] Mr. Shaw, reached Paris on Monday morning last with two dispatches-one addreffed to the French minitter for foreign affairs, the other for the Ruffian ambaffa dor count Romanzow; who, as we flated in a former paper, instead of fetting off from Erfurth for Peterburgh, had proceeded to Paris to wait the anfwer of the British cabinet to the propofitions which had been fent to this country. Mr. Shaw was detained in Paris till Tuelday afternoon, when, having received aniwers, addreffed to mr. fecretary Canning, from the French and Ruffian minifters, he proceeded
on his journey for Boulogne, from whence he embarked at eleven o'clock, on the morning of Thursday; reached Deal the fame evening at five o'clock, and came to town yesterday morning with the mail. He was accompanied to Deal by a French officer, who returned in the flag of trúce to Boulogne.
Mr. Shaw was well received at all the places through which he paffed. While at and was permitted to walk about, without Paris he was treated with much civility, reftraint, in company with the French meffenger who lately came to England.
a corpie was brought from Charter house 6.] Mysterious affair.-On Saturday laft, fquare and buried in Iflington church-yaid, and a Rone erected at the place with this infcription :
IN MEMORY OF
Mrs. ELIZABETH EMMA THOMAS,
She had no fault fave what trav'llers give
Mr. Hodgson the coroner, received a letthe deceafed had not died naturally, in conter, intimating very strong fufpicions that fequence of which he applied to the parif officers, who ordered the grave to be opeded, which was done yesterday morning, and the body removed to the vault under the church, for the infpection of the jury, when the following appeared in evidence :which fat upon it in the course of the day,
Saturday, and the gentleman with whom The lady died on Friday, was buried on the lived (not being married) left town on Sunday, and embarked on Monday at body, a filver pin, about nine inches long, Portsmouth for Spain. On examining the left fide of the body. A medical gentlewas found flicking in the heart, through the ed that the pin was inferted at the request man who had attended the deceased, declarof the gentleman, to prevent the poffibility of her being alive. The jury brought in a The corpfe till lies unburied in the vault. verdict of, died by the vifitation of God.
London, mr. alderman Combe moved, that At a late meeting of the corporation of the fum of 5ool. be given by the corporatiing a public fchool at Londonderry, and on of London, for the purpose of establish for promoting proteftant education in Ireland. had received a very extenfive grant of lands He oblerved that the city of London in the province of Uliter, and that the this city. town of Londonderry was a fort of eleve of displayed the greatest munificence in eltaThe prefent bifhop of Derry had bihing and endowing this fchool, and had bren
been joined by other corporations and public bodies. It was true that thefe lands were no longer poffeffed by the city of London, but till this city might be confidered in fome degree as the mother of Londonderry, and on this account, as well as because fuch a grant could not fail to be grateful in every part of the fifter ifland, he hoped the prefent grant would be acceded He fhould, therefore, propofe that this fum fhould be fubmitted to the committee of Irish lands, in order that the funds might be made good by them.
Mr. Waithman faid, that he fhould foon have occafion to notice feveral abufes which had crept into the public charities of this country, and before he agreed to the prefent motion, he should be glad to know what means were taken to prevent the recurrence of fimilar abufes in the charity in question.
A long conversation then enfued, in the courfe of which mr. Slade fupported the motion, on the grounds of the deficiency in the means of educating the higher and middle claffes in Ireland.
.25 to commence from the opening of the faid new-theatre, and to continue far the term of 85 years, being the remaining term of the leafe, and of all the premites, with the addition of an annual transferable to any part of the theatre before the cor tain (private boxes excepted), for which the fubfcribers will be fecured by the patent, and the new theatre, with the feenery, machinery, and all other property the en contained.
Mr. Quin, from his own experience of the ftate of education in Ireland, denied this to be the case; and contended, that as it was well known that the expenditure of the corporation of London was above its income, it became them to be just before they were generous.
It was contended, on the other hand, that tho' the city was confiderably minus at prefent, yet a number of leafs would foon drop in, which would place thèm in a different fituation.
After a good deal of difcuffion the motion was acceded to, though not unanimously.
The fubfcriptions to be received h mears. Stephenfon, Batfon and company, and the whole of the fubfcription mone to be lodged in their hands, together w the £.44,500 to be received from the lever infurance offices, for the fole purpose erecting and completing the faid new the tre, and for providing the neceffary man rials for dramatic and other performances,
The earl of Berkeley had lately the fo lowing very perilous adventure:-Walk in the deer park with his fon, a child, s lordfhip was attacked by an American dec whole horns he immediately feized both arms, and kept taft hold thereof, we he was thrown down, and trampled on the furious animal. In this ɓluation defired the child not to be afraid, but take from his (the father's) pocket a la ge kuife, and therewith to ftab the deer, an to cut his throat, if poffible. The K. obeyed his father's orders; but had se trength enough to fevere the wind-pi, s, however, by frequent ftabs, occafioned th and completely cut the deer's throat. It
creature to lofe much blood, and at ht : haufted, but has fince recovered from run away. Lord Berkeley was quite injury received.
vent-garden, and that of the houses adjoining. In order to defray, in part, the great expence attached to this undertaking, it is propofed to raife the fum of fifty the fand pounds by fubfcription, in shares of £.500 each, under the inmediate patronage of his most gracious majesty the king.
Each of the fubfcribers to receive, clear of the property tax, and all other charges and outgoings whatever, an annuity of
New Theatre. Covent-Garden.
The following is the profpectus iffued by the managers of Covent-garden theatre'; and we have great pleafure in faying, that the fubfcription is already full. Such is the confequence of the honour with which the proprietors of this theatre have always acquitted their engagements:-A new theatre will be erected with all poffible expedition, by Robert Smirk, jun. elq. Architect,
9.] Government yesterday received 1:" able nature: they are dated the 34 parches from St. Andero of a very tav The intrepid general Blake, who had a on the fite of the late theatre royal, in Covanced beyond Bilboa, had attacked
enemy on the 26th, at a place called 7 Rola, fituated on the road to Durang
where a fharp contelt took place, w lafted but a short time, but the conduct of that the Enemy was obliged to retreat, nå Spaniards was marked by fuch judgme the perfevering attacks of the heroic S were confiderably annoyed as they retire. "F ards. Blake had reached Zereofa, and wis prepar
preparing to make a fresh attack upon the enemy.
It was thought when thefe difpatches came away, that the enemy had refolved to defend Durango, and would risk a general action for that purpose, but they might otherwife be reduced to great difficulty if obliged to retreat. Every thing was arranging by Blake, who bad connoitred their pofition on the 27th, and was refolved to bring them to a general engagement as foon as poffible. It was reported that Lefebvre had received a reinforcement of about 8000 men from France, but not mere. From the whole of thefe dispatches we are induced to look with confident expectation for fpeedy and happy accounts of Spanish fuccefles.
The army under the command of Blake is eftimated at 50,000 nien, moftly infan. try; that under Caftanos is nearly 60,000, including a great number of cavalry. An army from Catalonia, amounting to be. tween 30 and 40,000, under the command of Vivas, had also procceded to join the main body. The army of arrogan, which continued to advance, had been itrengthened by great numbers of recruits, who flocked voluntarily from all parts of that province, to fhare in the glory which was expected foon to refult from the joint exertions of the patriotic forces.
12.] On Tuesday evening laft, about fix o'clock, a dreadful fire broke out at the farm of Coverton mill, in the neighbourhood of Kello, possessed by meffis, D. and A M'Dougal. A fervant firft gave the alarm that the dwelling houfe was on fire, when mr. A. M'Dougal immediately ran out, and found the roof of the house alrea dy in a blaze. The wind blew at the time with exceffive violence, fo that every attempt to mitigate the rage of the flames, or top their progrefs was in vain. The dwellinghoufe was quickly confumed, together with nearly the whole of the furniture. The fire then communicated to the tables, barns, &c. and all but one table were burnt to the ground. Two horfes, unable to be got out, perished in the flames; the rett ware faved. The fire next reached the barnyard, in which were 33 ftacks of corn and hay, 14 of which were confumed; the prudent precautions and active exertions of the people, who flocked from all quarters to render their affiance, preferved the remainder. Thefe, with the holes and cattle, one ftable, and a few implements of hulbandry, are all that now remain. The household furniture and farm frock are infured in the Sun fire office. This fire was accidental.
fo interesting an account of the action betwen that hip and the Danish gun-boats, fo honourable to our gallant tars, that we are perfuaded it will be highly acceptable
to our reader :
The following is a literal copy of a letter from a feaman on board the Africa, and gives
His majesty's fhip Africa of Copenhagen, O& 29, 1808.
MY DEAR FRIEND,
• I offer fincere thanks to Almighty God, for his Infinite mercy in preferving my life this day, during a very fevere action with the Danifn gun-boats. We failed from Carlfcrona, in Sweden, about a week fince with a convoy under our prote&tio nof near 200 fail of merchantmen, for Malino. Our convoy got into the wifhed for port, all I believe, except one taken, and 3 on fhore, which were burnt by our people, to prevent their falling into the hands of the Danes.
The Africa kept between the convoy and the Danes, to cover and protect them. About one o'clock this day it was quite calm. We faw the Danish gun-boats rowing towards us, to the number of 32 boats; perhaps you do not know, but for your information I tell you, when a large fhip is becalined, the is quite unmanageable, a mere log on the water, which was our cale. The Danes with their oars took the oppor tunity to come on our quarters and bows, where they knew we were weakefl, and endeavoured to rake us.-About half past two o'clock they came within gun fhot of us, and we opened a brisk fire on them, from as many of our guns as we could bring to bear on them. They continued advancing, and flationed themfelves fome on the quarters, and fome on the bows.
Thefe boats have in a calm much fuperiority over a thip; by means of their cars, they can pull round a thip in any direction, and being almoft comparatively only like a fpeck on the water, they are no mark to aim at like a large hip. They amounted, ia all, as far as we can learn, to about 19:0 men, and 128 guns, 32's and 42's, and fwivels. To do them juftice, they fhewed much courage in coming near us, for our fhot went far over them.
I was ftationed on the lower gun-deck, to hand powder from the magazine; and I confefs I fhuddered to fee the poor failors knocked down in our fhip, as I could fometimes, through a fht in a thin flannel fcreen, which was hung round the hatchway on which I ftood, to prevent any fire from the Hallies of the guns communicating to the powder as it was banded up to the people above us, immediately over the magazine. I confefs my weaknels; my ftanding over the powder room, the thots pouring in, in every direction, together with fhells, I thought the magazine would be blown up. I endeavoured