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The YOUNG QUAKER is extremely well as its corn, its wine, and its oil. entertaining, though by no means a pu- The fable justifies what the prologue ritan comedy either in conversation or says was the author's original inten, manners. Like most of Mr. OʻKeeffe's tion, to write an opera. It wants the pieces, it exhibits an infinity of fun, regularity and gradation, the texture arising from a pleasant mixture of inge- and the firmness that the plot of a aious equivoque, pointed witticism, comedy ought to have, and is perfectly and strong humour, the natural offspring operatical. of a pregnant fancy and a luxuriant
The epilogue was happily conceived, imagination, but it is somewhat outre, and flowed from the manager's pen, and, like all other produce of a rich whose fertility in productions of this foil; it has its weeds and its tares, as kind has scarcely been equalled.
EPILOGUE TO THE YOUNG QUAKER.
Spoken by Miss FRODSHAM, in the character of Dinan.
Both Lazarus and Dives in my train.
Ye, who in marriage wealth and grandeur seeks There will I reft. Though alter'd be my name, Think what a blessing is a wife that's meck! My faith and manners shall remain the same. A helpmate true of heart, and full of love,
Still fall my check show Nature's white and red; Such as to Reuben Dinah means to provo!
Or at the card-table to murther Neep.
But love my home, and love my husband too, Aug. 12. This evening a new dra- at the Haymarket Theatre, by a pro
a matic piece in two acts, called the logue, written by Mr. Colman, in BIRTH-DAY, or the Pķince of Ar- honour of the day. Racon, was introduced to the public, PROLOGUE TO THE BIRTH-DAY,
Aug, 12, 1783
Spoken by Mr. PALMER WHEN fate on fome tremendous act seems The self-fame day, the same auspicious mora, bent,
Our elder hope, our Prince, our GEORGE, was
Long, very long, Great George, protect the land,
Thy race, like arrows in a giant's hand!
Branching like th' olive, cluftring like the vine.
Long, very long, thy course of glory run,
A bright example to thy royal son!
The characters were thus represented;
The Prince of Arragon may rather be ment; perhaps it would have a better considered as an elegant trifle, than as effect, if it had less of the grave, and a piece dehgned to be regarded as a more of the gay, in its composition, finished drama. It is not, therefore, It is, if any thing, too serious for an fairly an object of criticism. To be after-piece.' It was professedly pre. fevere and minute on such a theme pared for the occafion, and brought ont would be ridiculous; fuffice it to fay, in compliment to the birth-day of the that, without exciting much mirth, it Prince of Wales, affords fome interest and some amuse
The following airs were introduced in this little piece: THE court is a fountain of honour and fame,
YOUR wife men all declare lod sweet are the waters that flow;
Of the thing so itrange and rare, Yet say if our throats, or this water's to blame, The beautiful sublime in great nature's law, As we drink the more thirtty we grow?
A woman bears the belle; Yet the court to be sure is a fine place,
And why they cannot tell; A gay, a polite, a divine place :
'Tis the mystical charms of the “Je ne scai quoi." I am the man can tell you how, If there you'd wish to rise,
The lovely town-bred dame,
Dear cause of many a lame,
Each smart swears he ne'er fuch a beauty faw: Submitlive be your stile !
Say what the lovers prize, great man's frown's a rod,
Coral lips or brilliant eyes?
No; the myttical charms of the " Je ne scai quoi."
Behold the village maid,
By nature's hand array'd,
With her stockings green, and her hat of straw.
Is love in dimple fleck,
Or the rofes of her cheek?
No; the mystical charms of the “Je ne scai quoi." Of all the fees, and hears afraid,
Her air is coarse and grofs-a;
AH, fond lover, footh thy anguish,
Cease to grieve, ah cease to languish!
Since with your's I'll never part,
Keep and treasure up my heart;
Royal youth, ah ! cease to woo me;.
Why with hopeless love pursue me?
Success thy wishes erowning,
Each tender vow disowning,
Tyrant fashion love dethroning,
True to Frederick I'll prove,
And reward his faithful love. And cries," Pray do your worst, Sir!"' Aug. 14. At Mr. Wilson's benefit, extremely brief. The title fufficiently a tragi-comedy, called The TRIUMPH Thews the object of the plot, if a plot, of Honour, was represented, profef- the design of fo fight a compofition sedly taken from Four Plays, or Mo- can be called. ral Reprefentations, in one, by Beaumont The Triumph of Honour was fuc, and Fletcher. The Triumph of Honour ceeded by a' new comedy of two acts, is the first of these four plays, and is called The RECEIPT TAX,
The characters of which were as follow :
Mr. Bannister, jis.
Miss Morris. This comic farce, or this farcical co- Candidate, and to Civil by Half, both medy (for it partakes full-as' much of farces produced within the last twelve one as of the other) is said to be the months. sprodaction of Mr. Dent, author of The The prologue (written by a friend of
the author) was spoken by Mr. Wilson, the term farce was introduced, when in the character of a cook; it turned after pieces began to form part of the upon a ludicrous comparison between evening's entertainment. 1 he present larders and theatres, with some humo- age may claim the invention of the rous allusions to the Receipt Tax, and Dramatic Proverb. What honours our was favourably received by the audience. neighbours the French derive from it,
The author, likewise, in the course we shall not, at present, pretend to of the farce, has introduced many al- determine; but content ourselves with lusions to the tax on receipts, and the speaking of the merits of Seeing is Beconfequences it may produce, but in lieving. doing so, he has rather endeavoured to The impofition on Credule, who is raise a laugh and turn them into plea- persuaded to think himself blind, and fantry, than censure a tax, which, make his will, is certainly farcical, however disagreeable and inconvenient though not original; and the whimsito individuals, is fully justified by the cal medley of incidents which attend exigency of the state in general. the
deception are highly laughable. Aug. 23. At Mr. Jewell's benefit, The piece, however, owed much of a dramatic proverb, intituled Seeing its success to the exertions of the IS, BELIEVING, was presented to the performers, and we are afraid it will public. To those who love laughter, not bear examination in the closet. and confider fun as the effence of hu- During the representation, the audimour, this little piece must afford greatence scarcely found leisure to reflect, entertainment.
why they were amused. They were Theatrical exhibitions have long merry rather than wife, and seemed borne the name of tragedy and comedy. willing to illustrate one proverb under About the beginning of this century the fanction of another,
THE MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.
SUNDAY, July 20.
successively in a blaze after every flash, without THI *HIS evening happened one of the most tre- any thunder being heard, and even after the
mendous and general thunder storms, per- ' thunder and lightening had ceased, which did haps, ever remembered. The peals of thunder not continue violent more than half an hour; were uncommonly loud, and the fashes of lighten- , the blaze of the vapour reseinbled what is called ing vivid and frequent. We have heard of no the white lightening, seen after summer's heat, confiderable damage being done by it in the me- but much more illuminated, as the light was mo. tropolis. It was severely felt at Kentish-Town mentarilý so bright, that one might have seen to and Highgate, and in that direction, to the read by it. N. E.; at Brentwood, and around that part of the At Norwich, though it began about nine country, particularly at Warley Common: Mr. o'clock, and lasted, with a short intermission, Maiters's house suffered greatly, the lightening pe- till near three the next morning, providentially netrating the roof, and every other part of the the effects in the city and neighbourhood were house: lome of the saihes were beat in, and the lightly telt; but in the hamlet of Pockthorje, panes of glass thattered to pieces; the wires of the a ball of fire fell on a dwelling-house, and pated belis melted, the wainscot shivered in many places: through it without doing any material injury: two balls of fire burit in the house, one in the the chimney of another huse was beaten down. kitchen among the servants, and the other in a Ar Needham, near Harletton, a barn belonging back parlour where Mr. Masters and his lady to Mr. Chilvers was burnt down by the lightene were at supper: Mr. Miller, the city marthal, ing; a man and a boy had but a few minutes bebeing with them on a vitit, was beat down from fore taken shelter in it, who luckily received no his chair by the violence of the explofion, but other hurt than one of them having his eyeprovidentially received no further damage than a brows singed. A large oak tree was split at flight hurt on the side of his head. The ball made Staríton, and another at St. Faith's, A heifer its way into the china closet, where it broke the belonging to Mr. Cunningham, of Rushall, was greatest part of the china to pieces, and burnt some struck dead. Many parts of Surfolk were likeof the linen on the beds.
wise visited with the lame tempeft. At Paken. At Bromley in Kent, what deserves the par- ham, near Euston, a man-fervant belonging to ticular notice of the publick, the lightening was Mr. Noble, going to the door to look at the observed to set fire to the noxious vapour, with tempest, was suddenly beat backwards, and rewhich the atmosphere had been loaded for more mained infentible for some minutes. At the than a month before. The whole expanse was same time a shepherd, who lived in a cottage not LOND. Mag. Aug. 1783.
far from the farm-house, was thrown on the and bruised as to reach the town with great diffiground in like manner, but recovered. Another culty-Phillips has left a widow and two chile man, who stood near, very happily escaped the drea. stroke, as the coliage was immediately in a
THURSDAY, 24. blaze, and he had but just time to save four Came on to be heard before the Committee children, by draging them out of bed, and ex- of Council at the Cockpit, Whitehall (Lord powing them naked to the weather.
Thurlow fitting for Lord Loughborough, who At Woodbridge, in Suttolk, it lasted several was ill) an appeal from a judgemere in the courts hours: the chimneys of many houses were beaten of Jamaica, in a cause of property, 10,000l. per down, and the windows thattered to pieces. Se- aneum, iterling; the Duchess of Chandos, ape veral persons were much hurt, and next morn- pellant, and Waldron Fearon, Ery. respondent ; ing, cattle of all kinds were found dead in the when judgement was given in favour of her tields. At Olney, Bucks, some of the stones Grace, for a reversal of the judgement in las were driven out of the church steeple. A ball of maica, with immediate porfetsion, and restitufire fell down the chimney of Mr. Hind, glasrer: tion for damages. his wife, himself, and a woman, were fitting in
FRIDAY, 25. the corner, and it making a great hilfing as it At Biriningham, the mills belonging to Merr. came down, gave them some notice of its ap- England and Co. near Tamworth, were all unproach, but not luftcient for them to get away; fortunately burnt down, except the corn-mill. the inan was struck down, and lay as if dead on By what means they took tire has not yet been the floor for at least ten minutes, one of the wo- discovered. men had her face much scorched, and the other
SATURDAY, 26. (who was not hurt) says she saw the fire run along This morning, at fix o'clock, his Royal Highthe hoåse as though a train of gunpowder had nefs Prince William Henry, attended by Genebeen lighted; from whence it turned up the ral Buda, his preceptor, fet off from Windsor, Itairs, made a large hole in the plattering, went on his way to Harwich. through a wainscot partition at the top, and This day's Gazette contains the following or turning aga in passed through a large crack in der of his Majesty in Council: another, and damaged the chamber ceiling. At the Court at St. James's, the 25th of July, At Shrewibury, a great deal of damage was
1783, done to the houses; many windows were that- Present, The KING's Moft Excellent Majcity tered to pieces, and leveral persons much hurt;
in Council, a great number of sheep were truck dead, with WHEREAS information has been received Several horses and other cattle.
from Sir Robert Ainttie, his Majelty's ambalo These violent effects very forcibly indicate the fadour at Conttantinople, that the plague had neceflity of conductors to all houses, particularly begun to spread in different quarters of that city, to large and public buildings; but let it be re- and had allo appeared in places in the neighmenbered, at the same time, that they ought to bourhood, and had also broken out at Foglieri, be constructed with scientific accuracy, and all or Foggio, in the Bay of Smyrna; his Majesty their parts frequently and carefully examined, in Council this day took the lame into contide. to see that they be entire and free from rust; af- ration, and although it appeared that a quaranter a thunder storm, this ought never to be omit- tine of forty days is at this time sublifting, hy ted, because the conducting rods are sometimes order of this Board, upon all thips and vessels melted by the lightening, without any damage coming from or through the Mediterranean, or done to the building. Without these precautions from the West Barbary on the Atlantick ocean, they bring with them infinitely more hazard than or from any of the ports of the kingdom of Spain fafety.
within the Mediterranean, or from Minorca ot MONDAY, 21.
Gibraltar, into any of the ports of this kingdom, By accounts from Newcastle, Stockton, Yarm, or the illes of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark Darlington, Stokesley, and other places in the or Man; and also upon all thips and vessels north, we are informed of great damage being whatsoever, arriving in the said ports, having any done by the thunder and lightening this day. A books, filk raw, thrown, or wrought, linen brig belonging to Sunderland was struck by the cotton-wool, cotton-yarn, grograin or mohair lightening off Robin Hood's Bay, and split yarn, goats hair, Carmenia wool, carpets, sam. quite through the middle, so that she funk im. lets, burdets, or other manufacture of lilk and mediately; but the crew laved themselves in a cotton, kid skins, ikins in the wool or hair, boat.
sponges, wine and oil in chests, thread stockings, TUESDAY, 22.
all goods packed with straw and cotton, matts About five o'clock in the evening a most and matting, and fails, being goods more efpealarıning form of thunder and lightening hap- cially liable to retain infection, and which may pened at Shipton, in Worcestershire, where have been brought from Conftantinople, and William Phillips mowing in a field near that other places in the Levant, into other countries, place, in company with Samuel Bradley, both and from thence imported into his Majesty's doof them ran for Thelter beneath an elm tree, minions in thips nat obliged to perform quaran. where the former was itruck dead; and Bradley, tine; his Majesty judges it neceílary upon this by the force of the lightening, ftruck senfeless occafion to cause the laid orders to be enforced; for some time, and thrown to a considerable dis.. and to that end his Majesty doth kereby require lance. The poor man, upon recovering lo tar as and command all the officers appointed for the to be able to crawl in search of Phillips, found service of quarantine to use their utmost care and him quite dead, and himleit to mich dorched diligence in cauling the several rules and regia
171 lations established for the due performance of Extract of a letter from General Sir Guy Carleton, quarantine to be punctually and strictly observed, K. B. &c. dated New-York, Jane 20, 1783. and carried into execution: whereof the said of. My Lord, ficers, and all others whom it may concern, are I tranlıit for your lordship's information a to take notice, and govern themselves accord copy of Colonel Deveaux's letter, conveying an ingly.
account of the recapture of the Bahama trands, STEPH. COTTRELL. together widi a copy of the capitulation. I amg [This gazette also contains a further order of my lord, council, for the better observance of quarantine Your lordthip's most obedient, by fhips from the places above-mentioned, as
And inost humble servant, likewile by thips from Dantzick, or any port or
GUY CARLETON. place in Royai or Ducal Pruilia, or Pomerania, Right Hon. Lord North. certain information being received that the plague Extract of a letter from Col. Deveaux ro Sir Gwy has broke out at Chenon, at Oczakow, in the Carleton, dated New Providence, June 6, 1783. country which is called the Tartary of Oczakow, I Have the pleasure to inform your excel. and in the Criinea, and hath manifefted itself lency, that on the ist of April last, not having upon the frontiers of Poland: likewise specifying heard that peace was concluded, I formed from the places where they are to air their goods, and St. Augustine an expedition against New Provia ali other efTential rules necessary to be observed for dence, to restore its inhabitants, with those ofche the public safety.
adjacent illands, to the blessings of a free goIn the same gazette is also an order of his
I undertook this expedition at my Majcity in council, for making void all such own expence, and embarked my men, which did grants of land in the province of Nova Scotia, not exceed 65, and failed for Harbour Inand, dated prior to the ist of January, 1774, as where I recruited for four or five days; from have not yet been carryed into exccution, and thence I set sail for my object, which was the that the commander in chief iliue no future order Eastern Fort on the Idland of Providence, and of survey, or pass any grants under the seal of that which I carried about day-light, with three of province.]
their formidable gallies, on the 14th. I imme. SUNDAY, 27.
diately summoned the grand fortress to sure At Plymouth, there was a dreadful storm of render, which was about a mile from the fort I thunder and lightening, accompanied with violent had taken; his excellency the governor evaded Jain. A gentleman belonging to the navy, near the purport of my fag, by giving me some the Mill-Prilon, was struck with the lightening, trifing informations, which I took in their true but recovered himself after some time; another light. On the 16th I took poffeffion of two had his legs scorched, and several persons were commanding hills, and erected a battery on each struck blind for half an hour.
of them of twelve pounders. At day-light on MONDAY, 28.
the 18th, my batteries being complete, the Enge This morning letters were received at St. lish colours were hoisted on each of them, which James's, from Prince William Henry, of his em- were within musquet-Shot of their grand fortress. barking, and setting off with a fair wind from His excellency, finding his shot and sells of no Harwich for Helvoetsluys.
effect, thought proper to capitulate, as you will Notice was sent down to every seaport-town, see by the enclosed articles. My force never ac with ftrict orders not to suffer any ihips or yellels any time consisted of more thak 220 men, and of foreign nations to come into port, without first not above 150 of them had mulquets, not having performing quarantine.
it in my power to procure them at St. Augustine. At nine o'clock, Emanuel Pinto, a Portuguese, I took on this occasion one fort, consisting of was carried from Newgate in a cart, and executed 13 pieces of cannon, three gallies carrying twentyat the end of Nightingale-lane, Eaft-Smithfield, four pounders, and about so men. for the murther of William Adair, by Atabbing His excellency surrendered four batteñes, with him in the belly: he was afterwards carried back about 70 pieces of cannon, and four large galto Surgeons-Hall to be diffected.
lies (brigs and snows) which I have sent to the Came on the election of a member of parlia. "Havannah with the troops as flags; I therefore ment for Portsmouth, in the room of Sir William stand in aced of your excellency's advice and diGordon, K. B. when the Hon. Thomas Erskine, rections in my present situation, and thall be barrister at law, was elected without opposi- exceedingly happy to receive them as soon as tion.
The affiles for the county of Berks were held at I had letters written for your Excellency, on Abingdon, before Mr. Justice Nares, and Mr. this occasion, since the middle of the last month; Serjeant Walker (in the room of Lord Lough- but the vessel by which they were to have been borough) when three prisoners were capitally con- conveyed went off and left them; therefore, victed, but were all reprieved before the judges hope your Excellency will not think it my neJeft the town.
giect in not having the accounts before this. I TUESDAY, 29.
have the honour to be, From the LONDON GAZETTE.
Your Excellency's most obedient,
And very humble servant,
(Signed) A. DEVEAUX,