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plain and fair statement of the facts, his exertions, and it is certain that, à profound and accurate exposition for his dispatch of business, and the of the law, and very acute and solid correctness of his judgment, Lord reasonings on both; but there was Newton has been rarely excelled. an entire absence of every thing mere In his political sentiments, Lord ly ornamental, and especially of those Newton was an ardent and steady little arts by which a speaker often Whig. Owing to the great openness tries to turn the attention of his au- and sincerity of his character, and the ditors on himself. He seemed full of entire absence of the least approach to the cause in which he was engaged, art or duplicity, he passed through a and not a word escaped which could period remarkable for the hostility lead any one to imagine that the which political opinions engendered, thoughts of the orator were ever with fewer personal enemies than any turned to his own performance other man equally unreserved in
• Though his reputation continued condemning the measures which he always to increase, he practised at the thought wrong, and equally inflexible bar without obtaining any prefera in supporting those which he thought ment till the beginning of the year right. 1806, when, on the death of the late In private life he was extremely Lord Methven, he was appointed a amjable, and his social qualities, as Judge of the Supreme Court, by the well as his great worth, endeared him ministry of which Mr Fox was a mem- to his friends. He possessed an ex. ber, and was the only judge in the traordinary fund of good humour, a Court of Session appointed while disposition extremely playful, great that great statesman was in power; simplicity of character, with the en.. a distinction on which he always pro, tire absence of vanity and affectation. fessed to set a high value.
A few peculiarities or little eccentri. Lord Newton's talents never ap cities, which he possessed, appeared peared to greater advantage than af. with so good a grace, and in the comter he took his seat on the bench, pany of so many estimable qualities, As a lawyer, the opinions he gave that they only tended to render him were probably never surpassed for more interesting to his friends. their acuteness, discrimination, and Lord Newton appeared to possess solidity; and, as a judge, he now two characters that are but rarely shewed that all this was the result of united together. Those who saw such a rapid and easy application of him only on the bench were naturally the principles of law, as appeared led to think that his whole time and more like the effect of intuition than thoughts had, for his whole life, been of study and laborious,exertion. The voted to the laborious study of the clearest and most comprehensive view law. Those, on the other hand, who of every question seemed naturally to saw him in the circle of his friends, present itself, and his opinions, at the when form and austerity were laid same time that they were readily and aside, could not easily conceive that decisively formed, were considered, he had not passed his life in the inby professional men, as being per- tercourse of society. With great haps less liable to error than those of gentleness and kindness of heart, he any other judge who has appeared in had a manly and firm mind. He had our time. He was unremitting in hardly any feeling of personal danger, and he seemed to despise pain, to pond, and lined with pink sarsnet. which he was a good deal exposed in Pomeranian mantle of silk, the colour the last years of his life. He was a of the robe, and finished with deep man of great bodily strength, and, till Chinese silk fringe. Cap of black the latter years of his life, when he be- or coloured velvet, ornamented with came very corpulent, of great activity. a rich silk tassel, and curled ostrich
He was never married, and the feathers, placed towards the left side. large fortune which he left is inherit- High standing collar of muslin or net, ed by his only sister, Mrs Hay Mu. edged with lace or needle-work, rio die, for whom he always entertained sing above the robe at the throat. the greatest esteem and affection. Pink embroidered ridicule. Gloves
a pale lemon colour, and half-boots AGRICULTURAL REPORT. The of pink kid, trimmed with narrow dry weather through the month has sable fur. proved very favourable ; the young Carriage or Polish walking Cosa plants of wheat, in most counties, tume.--A plain cambric morning hold a good colour, and wear, in robe, with high collar, trimmed with other respects, a promising appear. lace.-A polish demi-pelisse, of fine ance. À considerable extent of Lama or Merino cloth, richly em. hroad beans have already been got broidered up the front, on the bot. ia by the drill and dibble in Kent, tom, collar, and cuffs. Pelerine to Essex, and Suffolk. The markets correspond, finished with a long silk for bread corn have been fortunately tassel Canonical cap of sable, op. kept down from the large importa. penoch, or other tastefully contrast. tions of foreign four, of which there ed fur, embellished and finished with i a considerable supply on hand. gold band and tassel. Ridicule of The potatoe crops turn out abundant, rose-coloured velvet, with gold lion and, from the mildness of the winter, snap. Gloves of pale Limerick or have kept better than has been known York tan. Roman half-boots of buff. for several years past. The turnip coloured kid. counties continue to abound in seed. Promenade Costume An high The hay markets have experienced dress of tartan plaid, made of sarse. but little variation --Smithfield, and net or Merino crape, trimmed round most of the principal cattle marts, the bottom with white swansdown, have been well supplied through the and two rows of the same down the month, but, in some, advances in front, alternately relieved by a narprice, particularly for veal, house row silk cord in loops, and buttons lamb, and pig-pork, have taken place. of a bright nakara colour with a belt Some droves of lean beasts have come to correspond. A mantle of dark up from the north into Leicester Clarence blue Merino cloth, made shire and other central counties, and, with half sleeves of sarsenet, lined from the openness of the weather, with amber sarsenet, and trimmed have sold high.
with swansdown ; Scottish cap of the FASHIONS.-Half-Dress.--A high same, with a trimming of swansdown Roman round robe of stone colour, next the face, and a full puffing of or pale olive cloth, embroidered in a plaid ribband, to answer the dress variegated chenille border ; long above it. A plume of Clarence blue sleeves finished at the wrist to corres, feathers tipped with amber. Gloves of York tan, and half boots of Cla- and ten o'clock, a parcel, containing rence blue kid, faced with nakara. . about ten pounds of tobacco, was sto
Evening Costume.- A white or len from off a counter in a shop in pearl colour gossamer satin gown, the Grass-market, by some boys who with a demi-train; fancy apron of the had been lurking about the door and same; the bottom of the gown and waiting the opportunity of the shopround the apron trimmed with a rich keeper going backward. gold fringe of the Brandenburgh A gentleman's house, in Hope kind. A cap in the Persian form, of Street, was attackedon Sunday night, white satin, with ornaments of gold betwixt eleven and twelve o'clock. to correspond with the dress; two The servant, hearing some person gold tassels depending over the left trying to open the back-door, went ear, on the same side the head is adorn- out, when he was knocked down by ed with a plume of white ostrich fea a man. After a severe struggle, the thers, and one light gold sprig. Small robber, hearing the other servants ear-ringsof pearl, with a solitaireneck. coming out to the assistance of their lace of the same; the sleeves very fellow-servant, made his escape over short, fastened up in front, with gold the wall, where another man was button and loop ; the belt the same waiting for him. colour as the gown, with a superb On Tuesday last, Grace Comrie, gold ornament in front. White and a servant girl from Edinburgh, on gold fan; kid gloves; and white sa her way, after the decease of her mistin Italian slippers, fringed with gold. tress, to her friends in Aberdeen, was
stopped between the Crossgates and the Bridge of Earn, by a man and wo
man, who robbed her of her wages, FEBRUARY
amounting to 4l. 15s. and also of a
bundle containing some clothes. The Íst. EDINBURGH.-To the list man by his dialect appeared to be of recent robberies, we have to add Irish, and had a horse to carry himthe following:
self and his companion. The girl On Wednesday evening, betwixt applied for assistance at the first six and seven o'clock, a young gen- house she came to, but the state of tleman, at the Mews-lane, end of the road prevented any attempt at Rose-street, near StAndrew's Square, pursuit. was attacked by a man, who came On Wednesday se'nnight, as Mr suddenly behind him, and stabbed William Berry of Perth was returnhim with a sharp instrument in the ing from Dunning, after receiving breast, which slanted down upon the some money, he was overtaken by bone, and thereby providentially did two men near Pithcaveless, and ha. not injure him greatly. The man ving been passed by one of them, ima then robbed him of his pocket-book, mediately received a blow on the containing a ten pound note. His hinder part of his head, and heard coat, vest, and shirt, were cut through the person before him call to his ason the left side, under the arm, but sociate, “ Knock him down." This his person, we are glad to hear, was was instantly done, and at the same not injured.
time a cut made across his breast, On the same night, between eight which laying his breast pocket open, VOL. V. PART II.
his pocket-book fell out, and was sei. nish flags. The Thais brings certain zed by the robbers, who afterwards information respecting the fate of took his watch, and the silver which Mungo Parke, who, it appears, after he had in his pockets. He lost about the whole of his retinue, excepting 71. Though stunned fór a time, he one person, had died, was proceeding soon recovered from the effects of this up a branch of the Niger, when, haatrociousassault, the authors of which, ving given an unintentional offence to we trust, will not escape the vigilance a native chief, he was assailed whilst of justice.
in a canoe, passing a narrow arm of By a vessel arrived at Liverpool the river, and, leaping overboard with from Baltimore, American papers his European companion, to swim to have been received to the 1st of Ja- shore, was drowned with him. The nuary. They contain an account of canoe upset, and nothing belonging. a most terrible fire which happened to the travellers was preserved, nor at the theatre of Richmond, (Virgi. did any one escape but some of the nia), on the 26th of December. The hired attendants. Colonel Maxwell, theatre was remarkably crowded, and commanding at Goree, being desirous the accident was occasioned by some to ascertain the fate of this enterprisparks of fire communicating to the sing traveller, engaged a native, posscenery. The catastrophe was most sessing more than ordinary intelli. dreadful.- A list of more than se- gence, to trace his route ; and he re. venty persons is given whose names turned, after being a long time ab. are ascertained, and it is supposed sent, with the lamented result, just that above sixty others have lost before the Thais sailed. Mr Parke's their lives who have not yet been re. object, it will be remembered, was to cognized. All these unfortunate visit the city of Tombuctoo, in the persons were burnt alive, or pressed interior of Africa, from which, when to death in the crowd! The whole he met his death, he was within 500 city was in the greatest alarm and miles. consternation. Amongst the names. The country seat of General Mo. of the sufferers are, C. W. Smith, reau, near Trenton, America, was Governor ; A. B. Venable, President burnt down on the 24th of Decem. of the Bank; Miss Gwathmey, Miss ber. All the furniture was destroyGatewood, Miss Clay, (daughter of ed, and the general and his family esMr Clay, Member of Congress); and caped the flames with some difficulty. Mr John Welsh, nephew to Sir A. The fire is supposed to have originaPigott, late from England.
3d. -On Wednesday the Thais, of . CORONER'S INQUEST.-Yesterday 20 guns, Captain Scorel, arrived at evening an inquest was held, at the Portsmouth, from the coast of A. Golden Anchor public-house, Lead. frica, of which she has taken an ex. enhall-street, before Thomas Shelton, ténsive range, and where she captured Esq. Coroner, upon the body of Mrs several vessels trading for slaves, in May, the wife of an ironmonger in violation of the Portuguese treaty :- Oxford-street, who was run over by thereby circumscribing that inhuman a waggon on Tuesday afternoon, and traffic, which, we are sorry to hear, killed on the spot.--The circumstancontinues to exist on a considerable ces of this melancholy event were scale, under the Portuguese and Spa- briefly as follow :-Mr May had
stopped in his gig at the door of the ment afterwards she went to pieces ;. house lately occupied by the celebra- what remained of her, however, conted Dirty Dick, the ironmonger, to tinued still visible, and lying bottom speak about some business with the upwards, had at a distance the ap. present occupant. He left Mrs May pearance of a church. Capt. Atkins in the vehicle, holding the reins until got alive to land, with six sailors, his return. Before, however, he com. but expired a few moments after. pleted his business, a stage-coach co- The St George let go her anchors, ming quickly by, caught the off-wheel but the violence of the wind drove of the gig, overturned it, and threw her on the shore, and the furious Mrs May into the middle of the street, waves rolled over her without being where a heavy waggon, which was able to break her, as she was of a passing at the same instant, went over very strong construction. This cir-, her head and crushed out her brains. cumstance served only to prolong the Her distracted husband came out of sufferings of this unhappy crew.. the house just time enough to be a During the whole day of the 25th, spectator of the horrible scene. The from four to five hundred men were: lifeless body was immediately convey. seen clinging to the lofty deck of the ed to the Golden Anchor public. vessel. It was impossible to come house, for the inquest of a jury. Mr to their assistance, on account of the and Mrs May were a young married storm and unexampled agitation of couple, the latter not yet 20, and in the sea. On a sudden these men dis ; the seventh month of her pregnancy. appeared, and it was thought they The jury, after a patient and minute had been carried away by a wave; enquiry into the circumstances of the but, according to the account of one case, returned a verdict of Accidents of the ten sailors, Admiral Reynolds, al Death.
conceiving all succour impossible, had 5th.—THE ST GEORGE AND THE thrown himself in despair into the sea, DEFENCE. From a Paris Paper of and been followed by the greater part the 30th ult.-The Journals of Jut- of the crew. Those who remained land are full of details, in part contra. endeavoured to tie, one another to dictory, relative to the shipwrecks of pieces of wood, masts, and yards ; at. the St George and Defence. It is length they threw themselves into natural that these dreadful scenes, the sea, and attempted to gain the having only for witnesses the sailors' shore, distant 300 toises, but, with, and fishermen, inhabitants of the the exception of ten, they were all coasts, should be related in different drowned, or crushed to death by the ways. It is known that the St George beating fragments of the wreck. The carried 98 guns, 552 sailors, and 300 secretary of Admiral Reynolds got marines. The crew of the Defence to land, but expired immediately from was 500 men in the whole ; ten men fatigue and cold. There was found from the St George, and six from the on him the portrait of his wife, with Defence, are all that were saved ;, her address in London, and a note, 1295 individuals perished in the waves. requesting those who might find his The Defence, which was very old, body to inform her of his unhappy struck the ground the first; she made fate. A child, eight years old, got signals with blue lights, that she was on shore safe, fastened to a large lost without resource, and in a mo. piece of timber. His father and mo