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Yet do not think our bard would bribe your choice; Blame if he fail, applaud if he succeed;
indeed!" And of all quacks the worft's a quack in wit
The idea of exposing a dangerous considerable addre's, and require no character, whose aim is to prey upon small share of dramatic ingenuity. mankind, merits the attention of a When held forth in such colours, they dramatic writer. In defiance of the may almost command success. vigilant exertions of private association The authors of the FRIEND IN and public justice, we meet with these Need, seem to have paid particular pests of society but too frequently in attention to this opinion, and have our metropolis:
in some measure succeeded. The play, “ Safe from the bar, the pulpit, and the throne, however, has not a sufficient degree of “ And aw'd, if aw'd, by ridicule alone!" humour, or strength of comic character, They are, therefore, fair game for thea- to ensure popularity. trical sportsmen.
The Epilogue, which is the producSuch exhibitions, however, be it re- tion of the Manager's fertile pen, was membered, should be managed with spoken by
MRS. BULKLE Y. WOMAN, of all who feel the hour of need, Made her as fine as hands, or gold, could make Wants molt, most rarely finds, a friend indeed!
her-Doom'd in each sex, alas! by turns to prove Built her a coach-a grand one !-in Long-acre ! False, hollow triendthip, and infidious love. Marg'ry's good fortunes all on me depend; Hogarth, on whom-sweet humour's darling child! I ruin'd her--and am her only friend.” At once Minerva and Thalia (mild;
Happy the high-born fair, whose ample dower Whose pencil'd satire Vice and Folly (mote, Pours in her wealthy lap a golden shower! Who many a comedy on canvas wrote ;
While many a friend--fincere, no doubt--furWith coat tuck'd up, straw hat, and linen gown,
rounds Draws honest Marg'ry just arriv'd in town: Her thousand charms—and hundred thousand With ruddy health and innocence she glows,
pounds. Frelh as the morn, and blooming like the rose: But she, who pines in want, whose early bloom In the inn-yard a hag, who ready ftands, Deceit would canker, or distress consume; Lays on the harmless maid her harpy hands : Let jealous fears her ev'ry step attend, foo well the beldam knows the treach'rous art, And mark the flatterer from the real friend! To tempt and to corrupt, the female heart; He who with gold would bribe her into vice, Too soon to ruin the decoys her prey,
Buys but her honour at a dearer price! “ Then casts her like a loathsome weed away." Not generous, but prodigal and vain;
“ Pooh! pooh! (cries Citpup) this is all a lie ! A bolom traitor! cruel, not humane! Poets and painters will make free-Oh fie! But he, whose virtuous hand her wants supplies, Poor souls! they love to bounce, and think they And wipes the tears of anguish from her eyes; rally,
Who rears o'ercharg'd with grief, her drooping Nothing but truth and honour in 'Change-alley!
head, Plump Marg'ry at a monstrous premium went And summons Hymen to the genial bed; Prodigious interest -almost cent. per cent! Let love and gratitude his merits plead, I found her poor, not bleft with half a crown; And lodge him in her heart a FRIEND INDEED! Stampt her myown, and brought her upon town
The characters were as follow:
Mr. Ufber. Truity, Mr. Williames. Emma Howard,
Mrs. Inchbald. Regan, Mr. Baddely. Lydia,
Mrs. Bulkley. Citpup, Mr. Edwin. Suían,
Mrs. Norris. When this Comedy is published, we great part of their force, because the Thall examine the plot and characters, in author has facrificed too largely at our Literary Review. At present we the shrine of Sentiment, and their limust content ourselves, with observing bations seem calculated rather to restrain that the Comedy possesses many points censure than to command applauso. of humour. These, however, lofe
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THE MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.
in Huntingdonshire, was ftruck dead by the T Middleton colliery, seven men and two lightening. A young woman at Hilton, and
a lad at Needingworth, in company with the ftagnated air unsuspectedly lodging in some part former, was struck down by the lightening, but of the workings, which it being neceilary to recovered. open to let off some water, the foul air took fire At Stilton the rain was fo violent, that the at the workmen's candle, though at a great waters rose to the height of four teet perpendidittance, and caused a small explotion or two, by cuiar in lome of the inn yards, and great quanwhich four of the above men were killed; the tities of hay from the meadows were carried other five had no marks of fire or violence about
away by the flood, them, but were fuffocated by endeavouring to As the company from Woolwich were land. efcape through the fulphurous itife or damp letting at Billingsgate stairs, out of the sword. behind. Eight men made their escape, but bearer's barge, Mr. Ayres, one of the citywith great difficulty.
watcrmen, by some accident fell into the SATURDAY, 21.
Thames, and was drowned. This day a gentleman had his pocket picked of
THURSDAY, 26. a pocket bouk, near the Bank, containing three An express from Plymouth arrived at the bank notes to the amount of 1371. and a draft Admirally, with advice of a part of Lord Hood's upon a bunker for upwards of 81.
fieet from Jamaica being come into the Sound, MONDAY, 23.
and that the remainder had palied on for SpitA Aash of lighuing, which was instantly head, with a fair wind, where they were exfollowed by a moit tremendous clap of thunder, pected to arrive this day. itruck Mr. Norton's house, near the gravel pits, Prince William Henry was on board the ar Hinkley, in Leicestershire. The chimneys Barfleur, and two of the king's coaches with were entirely demosthed to the ridge-trees, the attendants fet off yesterday to convey his royal soof in a great meafure untiled, the windows highness to town. Thivered to pieces, and much of the lead melted,
FRIDAY, 27. Mr. Norton himself was in one of the chambers; Last night the house of Charles Causton, Esq. but neither he, nor any one in the house, re- of Highgate, was broke open and robbed of a ceived the Icart hurt. In the adjoining dwelling, quantity of plate and a pocket-book, containing belonging to Mr. Craven, both himself, his a bank note, and several papers of value ; and maid-lerrant, and Mr. Smith, a relation, with on Saturday last the same houde was again broke three children, suffered to violent an electrick into, and robbed of different kinds of apparel. thock, as to throw them down, and cause a This day, about two o'clock, his Royal numbness in their limbs, which continued for Highness Prince William Henry arrived at some time, and yet the building received no Windsor: a messenger was immediately defurther dimage than the breaking of a few spatched to the king, at St. James's, acquaintpanes of glat..
ing his majesty with his arrival. TUESDAY, 24.
Early this morning a black fervant belonging The servant of Mr. Clemenson, of the House to a gentleman near Kingtland met two of the of Commons, was flung from his master's horse patrole on the Kingiland-road, and miftaking near Richmond, and expired in a few hours them for suspected persons rathly fired a blunderarter.
buss, which severely wounded one or the patrole. Mr. Bigglestaffe, a wine and brandy merchant The black was immediately pursued, and the in the itrand, going down the river with his same day committed to Clerkenwell-prison. porter in a boat, in shooting the middle arch of
SATURDAY, 28. London Bridge, the boat rising with the swell of The king has been plealed to approve of Peter the eddy frightened the porter so much, that he Anker, Esq. to be contul-general for his Danish got up from his seat, and shifting to the same
majetty in the kingdom of Great-Britain. fide on which his maiter was, overturned it, by This day the Lords Commiflioners of the which both were drowned.
Great Seal appointed Mr. Nares, son of Mr. WEDNESDAY, 25.
Justice Nares to be Secretary of Briefs. A violené storm of thunder and lightening Birmingham, June 28.
A few days ago, as happened at Fenitanton, near Cainbridge, and three labourers were cleaning a pit at Meriden, that neighbourhood. A tire ball fell on a barn in this county, they found near 200 guineas of belonging to Mr. Hipwell of Fenitanton, to Charles the Second. The impression on both which it let fire, and the flames were initantly fides was very perfect, and they weigh more communicated to the houic of a poor weaver at than the present current coin of George the some yards distance, whofe whole property, to- Third. The poor men have large families, and gether with a quantity of cloth belonging to his were prudent enough to keep the diícovery fecret employers, was consumed. Six dwelling-houses, till they had got the whole out, and then divided with several barns, outhouses, &c. were de
it equally. stroyed, and a labouring man, going into a
MONDAY, 30. Stable to bring out a horse, received a violent Early this morning the house of Mr. Brooks, kick, of which he died instantly. A daughter pawnbroker, in Tooley-street, in the Borough, of the Rev. Mr. Ceanwell, of Abbot's Ripton, was broke open, and robbed of bank notes and
cath to the amount of near sol. besides near Loughborough several children were knocked
At Sherrington, near Warminster, eighteen
Sime evening the new born son of liis excel the moit vivid lightening, and more dreadiul and lency Baron Nolken was christened at his tremendous thunder than has ever been rem-mholle in Soho-square, by the Right Rev. the bered, did considerable damage in this and the Lord Bishop of Lincolo. Their majetties, we adjacent counties. The lightening entering the are intormed, did him the honour of being howe of Mr. White, of Barr, forced out the sponsors, Lord Effex representing the king, and windows, and broke the glass into innumerable Lady Weymouth the queen.
pieces, melted the spout which conveyed the TUESDAY, July 1.
water from the top of the house, and did some Thomas Wooldridge, Elq. appeared at the injury to other parts of the building.--The court of aldermen, and demanded his feat as windmill in Cradley field, belonging to Mr. alderinan of Bridge Ward Within, but the Eaton, was much thivered, and the wood-work lord-mayor informed him, that, at the carneit scattered to a considerable distance.
Oi two request of the ward, the court had thought young men in the mill at the time this happroper to supersede him, and another was elected pened one was ftruck down, and remained tome at a wardmote held for that purpose; to which time apparently without life; the other was Mr. Wooldridge replyed, that he thould apply to forcibly thrown several yards, and rendered for a the Court of King's-Bench, and then withdrew. few moments intensible, but received no material
Same day was held at Guildhall a court of hurt.-At Hinckley, the roof of one of the lieutenancy for the city of London, for the houses was torn off, and the windows of another election of a clerk to the said court, in the room totally broken. A cow was killed in a field at of Mr. Smith, deceased, when Mr. William Perry-hill; and in the farther parts of the Wood, of St. Mary Axe, was declared duely county we understand the lightening proved fatal elected.
to eight cows and two men. The question " Whether chapels are rateable At Yarmouth much damage was done by the to the poor?" was argued in the court of king's. thunder storm amongst the thipping which lay in bench, and determined in the affirmative. that road, and also a great deal of damage on
Between eight and nine o'clock George Foote, fhore. Part of a flock of theep within five miles Esq. was attacked by two footpads on Larktield of that town was struck dead by the lightening. heath, near Malling, and robbed of his gold At Lynne, in Norfolk, several chimnies were watch, and what money he had about him: thrown down, and the people much hurt; three the offenders being pursued, and overtaken at men who were at work in the fields were ftruck Bottal, made a detpcrate relistance, till one of dead by the lightening, as were some sheep and them was run through the body by a man who cows; and a farm-houle within a mile of the had a soldier's bayonet fastened to a stick, on town was burnt down. which he immediately dropped down dead. The At Pool a cow was struck dead, and five tons other made his escape. The coroner's inquest of hay in a stack were burnt. have fince sat on the body, and brought in their
THURSDAY, 3. verdia-Juftifiable Homicide.
Early this morning, at Swaffham in Norfolk, Ac Witney, in Oxford hire, there was a most a man was heard calling for assistance in a well tremendous storm or lightening, thunder and rain: which is upwards of seventy feet deep; the a man and woman were feverally itruck dead in bucket was immediately let down, on which he the nelds; near Iilip a horse was killed by the faltened, and was drawn a considerable way up, lightening, and in Oxford, which was only vi- but before he could reach the top of the well, fited by the tkirts of the storm, the itreets were he fell from the bucket, and was drowned. suddenly inundated.
At Upton, near Southwaliham, a lad about WEDNESDAY, 2.
twelve years of age, riding on an als without a At Wanstead, in Huntingdonshire, in a terri- bridle, 'the ass went between the fails of the mill, ble storm of thunder and lightening, a ball of which struck the lad on the head, and fractured fire falling on the school-hould killed three his skull, so that he soon after expired. children, and dangerously hurt several others;
SATURDAY, 5. and it was with dithcvity the school-house was This week was finished the celebrated tower prevented from being burnt down; lame other at Brizlces, built by his grace the Duke of damage was done in the town.
Northumberland: the foundation of this tower Ac Sleaford in Yorkshire a barn and hay- was laid near five years ago, upon the top of a Itack were let on nre, and a hore kilicu; ncar lotiy hill, within two miles of Alnwick. The che lordihip of Barrowby, by Grantham, liven whole height of the tower is ninety feet. There theep were killed; in Croxton park, a mare and is an alcent by winding Itairs to an open gala a cow were killed; in a park near Mansficid, lery, which is very near the top of it, and imme.' John Reninaw, farmer, ot Selfton, and his diately below the beacon, from whence is one of herle, were both struck dead;' at Knighton, the most extentive and commanding prospects in Dear Leicester, two cows grahng in a paiture, the kingdom. The elegance or the design does were killed, and a hay-task let on tirc; and at honour to the taste and magnificence of the
noble owner; and the masterly manner in which
THURSDAY, 10. the work manship is executed does equal credit to This evening at Leeds there was a dreadful the abilities and, ingenuity of the undertakers storm of thunder and lightening, which conemployed on this beautiful piece of masonry. tipued from ten o'clock till one in the morning;
This day, at Deal, one John was killed the peals of thunder were very loud and aweful, by the buriting of an old swivel gun which he and the flashes of lightening uncommonly vivid. had loaded with a great quantity of powder, and The lightening struck the spire of Methley rammed full of stones.
church, and considerably damaged it. A horse At the George inn, at Corsham, Wilts, some was itruck dead by the lightening at Lazencroft, words arising between a weaver and a woman two others at Birttal, and a cow at Bierley, near with whom he cohabited, he beat her, in an Bradford. At Shire-green, near Sheffield, a adjacent field, so unmercifully, that the expired laith was set on fire and entirely consumed. A on the spot.
horfe in Dytch-lane, and another in SheffieldThis day's gazette contains his majesty's order park were killed; and much other mischiet done in council, dated July 2, directing that pitch, in various parts of this county: tar, turpentine, hemp, fax, masts, yards, At Birmingham a fock of fixteen (heep were bowsprits, ftaves, heading, boards, thingles, and found upon the Clent hills, killed by the all other species of lumber; horses, neat cattle, lightening. A farmer riding in a park near Meep, hogs, poultry, and all other species of Mansfield was struck dead, together with his live stock and live provisions; peas, beans, po
horse. At Knighton, near Leiceiter, two cows tatoes, wheat, flour, bread, biscuit, rice, oats, were killed, and a bay-stack set on fire. The barley, and all other species of grain, being the iteeple of the church at Wimeswould was greatly growth or production of any of the United States damaged, and a large door Mivered to pie:ese of America, may (until further order) be im- In a barn near Braistord, of nineteen Theep that ported by British subjects in British-built Thips, were driven therein for shelter, ten were killed. owned by his majesty's subjects, and navigated As Mr. Timothy Oxley, merchant, in Wakeaccording to law, froin any port of the United field, was riding a young horse on the road near States of America to any of his majesty's Weft- New Miller Dam, he met a itage-coach with India islands; and that rum, sugar, melalles, several patsengers on the roof, driving very faft cotce, cocoa nuts, ginger, and pimento, may down the hill, at which his horse took fright, (until further order) be exported by British subjects plunged, and unfortimately threw him under the in British-built ships, owned by his majelty's carriage, and one of the wheels went over his subjects, and navigated according to law, from body. He languished till four the next morning, any of his majesty's Weft-India illands, to any when he expired. port or place within the said United States,
FRIDAY, II. upon payment of the same duties on exportation, Two men went into the queen's head, the and subject to the like rules, regulations, fecu- corner of Clerkenwell-green and Turnmillrities, and restrictions, as the samne articles by street, and called for some liquor, which being law are, or may be subject and liable to, if ex- brought, one of the fellows seited the landlady, ported to any British colony or plantation in and threatened to murther her if she gave the America,
least alarm, the other, at the same time, ran up SUNDAY, 6.
stairs, and tole a canvas baz, containing twentyThis morning between fix and seven o'clock, two guineas, some hali-crowns and a doilar, while the maid-fervant was sweeping before the together with a silver watch, which was banging outward door, a thief nipped into the house of at the head of the bed. This robbery was comMr. Grey, at No. 4, Biliiter-square, and car- mitted in less than two minutes, and the villains ried of plate, and other effects, to the value of escaped with their boot;. near gol.
The Beer Noop, which was sunk with the MONDAY, 7.
Royal George, and lay close along-lide her, was This day, as a gentleinan of Hackney was re- raised fix fathom from the ground, and towed to turning from Chigwell with his wife and a considerable distance. The method of prodaughter, a fine girl of three years of age, the ceeding was as follows :--Mr. Tracey and his latter leaning against the coach-door, it untortu- alliitants went down in a diving beil, and nately burst open, by which accident the young faftened large cables round her fides from item lady fell with great force against the Ituinp of a to ítern, it being imposible to get them under tree, and her ikull was fractured so that the died her keel, from the great quantity of sand colfoon after she was conveyed home,
lected about her; these cables were drawn TUESDAY, 8.
through rings in such a direction that the A man and woman were killed by the greater the force exerted, the tighter and more lightening; the foriner at Windermere-water, firmly they adhered to her; the swell of the and the latter at !i2wk shead, in Westmorland, bow,' sides, and itern of the veilel preventing WEDSESDAY, 9..
the cables from Nipping upwards. Arter every Lieutenant Bourne received judgement in thing was made as secure as pullible beige, the thi Court of King's Bench for the atšault on Sir cables were then made fast to two large lighters James Wallace, and also for a libel; for the at the lowest ebb of the tide; as the tide rose firit offense to be imprisoned in the King's Bench the floop rose also, to the height of fix fathom two years, and to give fecuriry for his good beha- from the bottom, the surface of the water being visur for leven years, hi.nfeli in 1000l. and two eight fathom above her. A very strong hawser furecies in 500!. cach, and for the libel gol. fine. was then tied to one of the lighters, and the end A vuit number of officers, both naval and mili- of it fent on board the Orpheus frigate, and by tary, were prescat during the judgement. the purchase or force of her capstern the whole
machinery was put in motion, and dragged to a
Fr PDAY, 18. great length.
Came on, before Lord Mansfield and a special SATURDAY, 12.
jury, at Weitminster-hall, the tryal of Charles This morning two young men, about ninetcen Bembridge, Esq. for several trespasses, frauduyears of age, were taken up drowned near the lently and corruptly committed by him, as acItairs on the west side of Blackfriars-bridge.-- countant in the office of the paymaster of his They had been bathing together on Friday even- majesty's forces. ing, and being rapidly fucked under water by After a hearing of five hours Lord Mansfield the draft of the barges, were loft, though lur- summed up the evidence, and having withrounded by numbers of people, who were unable drawn for twenty minutes, the jurymen brought to afford them the least alliitance.
in "heir verdict-Guilty. SUNDAY, 13.
Sentence stands over till next term, when it Lieut. Foliot, of the Baracoota cutter, arrived is expected there will be a motion in arrest of with defpatches from his Excellency Sir Roger judgement. Curtis, Knt. his majesty's ambasladour to the James Whithed, Esq. having vacated his seat emperour of Morocco, dated Gibraltar, June 14, for Cirencester, in Gloucestershire, Lord Apsey in which he gives an account, that the former was this day elected member for that borough. treaties of friendihip and commerce had been re- This day, finally ended the court-martial newed and contirmed, and that additional arti- (which was held on board the Irresistible guard. cles, for the better regulation of the commerce îhip at Chatham) upon the twelve seamen, for between the two nations were concluded and mutiny on board the Raisonnable, commanded by fizned at Sallee on the 24th of May lait.
Lord Harvey, when seven of them were conIn the atrernoon as a waterman, his brother, demned to be hanged, three to receive 300 lathes and two fons, were failing in a boat off Chelsea, each from thip to thip, and two acquitted. the boat oreriet, by which accident the water
SATURDAY, 19. man and one of his fons were drowned; the other Late this evening advices were received by the fon swam to the shore, and the brother catched Fox packet, which failed from Bengal the 17th hold of the keel of the bat, and held by it till of February last, that peace had been concluded he got allittance.
with the Marattas; that Heider Ali died in the John Annereau, Esq. being on a party of month of December last; and that his fucceffor, pleasure with some more gentlemen in Lea river, Tippou-Saib, appeared more pacifically inclined he unfortunately fell out of the boat, and was towards the English than his father, having perdrowned.
mitted such as were prisoners in the towns taken During divine service, a house in Cannon- by him to have a free communication with the street was entered by picklock keys, and robbed presidency at Madras, to be better supplied with of clothes, linen, place, and cath to the amount neceifaries, and to have egress and regress: that of upwards of gol. The family were gone to Mons. Suffrein, after watering his feet at Achin, church, and when they returned, found the had crossed over the bay of Bengal to Gangam, door fatt as it was left.
with nine fail of the line and two frigates, where MONDAY, 14.
he captured the Coventry frigate and the BlandAt Portsmouth a boat, belonging to the ford Eat-Indiaman: that the Medea frigate had Buftier, was overset in a squall of wind, by retaken the Chafer Noop of war, on her way which accident five men and a boy were from Trincomale with despatches from M. Buffy drowned.
to M. Suttrein, by which it appeared, that the TUESDAY, 15.
rest of the French fleet was in great distress from Mr. Bastard was elected member of parlia- a violent dysentery, having loft a number of men, ment for Truro, in the room of the late Mr. and was unable to join M. Suffrein as soon as Rolewame.
intended; and that M. Suffrein remained only a This night, about ten o'clock, a fire broke few days on the coast, and it was supposed had
at a fugar-baker's, in Wellclofe-square, returned to Trincomale, leaving two frigates to Ratcliff-hiwbray, which consumed the lame, cruise from Ganjam to Ballasore-road, which with a quantity of fugars, and damaged some had captured a number of vessels bound to Madras buildings adjoining.
with rice. WEDNESDAY, 16.
This day came on in the Court of King's This morning, about one o'clock, a fire broke Bench, before Earl Mansfield and a special jury, ou at the ship atehouse, near the King's brew- the indictment against Christopher Atkinson, house, Exft-Smithfield, which consumed the Esq. late cornfactor to his Majesty's victualling lam:, with the fock in trade and furniture; board, and member of parliament for Heydon, in there being no water to be had for fome time, Yorkshire, for wilful and corrupt perjury. the flame, loon communicated to other houles, After a tryal, which lasted seven hours, the and burnt down nine more, a range of ware- jury withdrew for a few minutes, and returned hostes, &c. and Mr. Wyatt, a builder and their verdict-Guilty. timber-merih unt's workshop, with timber to a Sentence, as usual in such cases, was postponed very great value, and did other considerable da- till the ensuing term, Mr. Atkinson giving bail mage to the adjacent houles.
for his appearance. some nicht Prince Carditto was stopped in
SUNDAY, 20. Hanover-lyuare by two footpads, who robbed . This night the roof of an old house in Shore. him or seventeen guineas and his watch, and at ditch was beat in by the lightening, by which a the fame time robbed his acrvant of about twelve poor man, his wife, and one child, who lodged fhillings.
- in the gartet, were killed.