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been obtained in the following pro- It has been lately announced by
portions : bishqis, 12|1 14l. ; deans public advertisement, that a ilew wool
and chapters, 47,Q4Ql. ; rectors and rair, to be kept up annually, is in-
▼tears, 29,2171.} colleges and pre- tended to be neld at Hounslow, tea
bends, 3,238l. ; lay corporations, miles from London, on the 1st of the
2,327L J feoffees and trustees, for present month, August, and that pro-
charitable and other public purposes, per warehouses, with; other convdo^
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enccs for the wool, are 'provided, nitta, to Miss Polirill, of New Bridge
wherein it maybe deposited and re- Street, late of Cowbury, Bedfordshire,
main, till fetched away by the buyers. — At St. Aiidiew's, Holborh, H. G.

Mademoisbllb db Bourbon, Reni>haw, esq. of the Mlnories, to
daughter of the Prince de Conde, Miss Shaw, of Red Lion Street, Hol-
has lately arrived at Gravesend. Her born —At Melbourn House, White-
Royal Hizhness had, for several years hall. Earl Cowper, to the Hon. Miss
past, resi£;d in a convent at Warsaw ; Lambe, second daiiditer of Lord Vis-
iMither situation there having of late, count Melboiim. — F. Ne'ill, esq. bar-
from certiEun causes not ascertained, rister, to Miss M. E. C. Dyer, eldest
been rendered extremely uncorafort- daugliter of the late T. D. esq. of the
able, the Count dc Frotte was sent to Treasiiry.— At Hackney, Mr. Taylor,
conduct her to tills country. surgeon, of Whitechapel, to Miss C:

The East India docks, at Blackwall, M. vVaters, youngest daughter of Mr.
are in great fonvardness, and there is W. late of Conduit Street, Hanover
every reason to suppose, they will be Square. — At Hemel Hemp?ted,
fit to receive the snipping next spring. Herts, H. Green, esq. to Miss
The line of the Commercial Road; Hilson. — Mi*. A. C. Bond, solicitor,
which is to extend to the north-west of Billiter Lane, to Miss M. Dunster,
comer of the great dock, is imme- late of Hertford.— Mr. Vauehan, een-
diately to be proceeded upon. Thus, tleman of the chnpiel royal, to Miss
in less than a twelvepnionth hence, Tenriant, of Dean Street, Sbho.— Mr.
^11 these magnificent buildings, un- C. Newberry, of Mincing Lane, to

rdlded in me annals of commence, Miss Archdall, eldest daughter of
complete, with the exception of R. A. esq. M. P.— W. Overend, esq.
the Loading London Dock, but which of Grassmeham, in Yorkshire, to
in all pro&biiity will be now soon Miss Priiigle, only daughter of the
b^n upon. late W. P: esq. of Qi'iebec Street,

The comriiittee appointed by the Portman Square. -At Mary-le-bone,
corporation of l4)ndon, to conduct the Hon. Col. Achison, M. P. eldest
the improvement of its port, have son of Lord Gosford,'to Miss Sparrow,
directed the town-clerk to commu- only daughter of R. S. esq. of War-
nicate to the Prince of Wales their lingham Hidl, Suffolk.— At the Earl
resolution to open the canal, from of Carhanipton\s, Cobliam, Surry, the
Limehouse to Blackwall, on the I2th Rt. Hon. Lord Grantham, to tlie Rt.
of August, in honour of His Rc^al Hon. Lady Henrietta Frances Cole,
Highnesses birth-day. youngest daughter of tlie late Earl of

•. JPreJerred.l . The Rev. H C. Old, Inniskillen.
to be domestic chaplain to His Royal the late subtt.

Highness tlie Prince of Wales. The ^Whcre are the drolls.

Rev. W. Carwardine,.iun. to the vi- Whose every look, and gesture was a joke
,carage of Cavenham, Sullblk, on the To clapping dieatres and shouting crouds,
resignation of his father. The Rev. And made ev'n thkk-lip'd, musing me*
Mr. Ray, of Boreham, £ssex, to the lancholy,

vicarage of Fakenham, Suffolk ; pa- To gather up her f^ce into a smile
Irons, the .executors of the late Lord Before she was aware ? Ah ! sullen now,
Calthoi^. TheRev.R.Buxiiet, B.A. And dumb as the green turf that cove»
of Trimtj' College, Can^ridge, to the them." Blair.

curacy of St. Andrew's, near Bungay> [Died,! dn Saturday rhoming, July
and to the mastersUip of die grammar 0th, at nis lodgings at ClieJsea, tliat

;«chool in that town. excellent and trulv comic s^cior, Mr^.

AiarriedA At St. George's, Hanover Richard Suett. Nature seemed quite

•Square, H. Fellows, esq.. M. P. of .exhausted, and he had been a long time
Rams^ Abbey, Huntingdonsliire, to in a very lethargic state ; a disorder
Mis^ B. Benyon, fifth daughter of the which he inherited from his father,

. kte R. B. esq. — ^The Rev. J. Gamble, who died of the same complaint. His
chaplain general of the army, to Miss character was tnUy amiable andharnn-

• Latham, 6Dly <laughter of the late R. less. Mr. S. was born in Chelsea, in

-JL. esq. of Madras. — At Cheswick, the year 1755; and his father, who
R. J. Chambers, esq. eldest son of the was a butcher by his occupation, for
iate Sir Robert C. cliief judge at Cal- many years officiated in St. Paul's ca-

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hedral, his employment being to side^ would subject the defaulter to
point out, not the road to heaven, but the penalty of one hundred pounds ;
the beauties and curiosities of that in the course of a few days, however,
oobJe edifice. In the tenth year of after the article had been signed, Mr.
his a^e, yoimg Suett was inducted Suett received a letter from Mr. Linley
into tbe choir of Westminster abbey, one of the patentees of I>ury«Laue
then under the management of Doctor theatre^ ofTii'ring him an advantageous
Cook, from whura lie received his engagement at &e London house. Th#
masical education: as well as the &d- moment Mr. Wilkinson w^ ac-
rjntage of go(xi ciussical tuition, which quainted with the purport of this
ib always ffiven to tiie singing boys of letter, he conmiitted the articles to
the fcnindition.' After four years in- the flames, though he was under the
straction at this royal seminary, he necessity of engaging two persons to
wa- introduced into public life at Ra- perform Suett*scast of characters, and
nelagh, and sung witli Messrs. Ban- generously undertook to negociate the
oister, Dibdin, Mrs. Badely, Mrs. Business of our actor*s London en-
Thomson, and several other eminent gagement. This was conduct seldom
singers of that day On tlie following to be ^Kpected from the manager of a
season, he was engaged at three public country theatre; we therefore view it
places of amusement,^ — Foot's little with no common degree of admiration,
theatre, in tlie Ha)aMarket, Af ary-le- In October of the same year, he
bone garden^;, and Finch's grotto made his entree on the London boards
gardens, Southwark; at each of the in the part of Ralph, in the Maid of
above fashionable places of resort, he Ike Mil by the applause he obtainea,
was particularly noticed for his vocal was earned by an ampU^ display of
efforts. And received every encourage- the vis coinica, which was likewise
mem that could 'inspire him with put into action a few niebts after, in
ardour for a public lite. About this Squire Richard^ in the Prauoked HuS"
period, he was invited by the late hcmd j his personification of this cha-
Ta;e Wilkinson esq. manager of the racter also gained him considerable
York theatre, to join his company puWicity. During the remainder d
for four months., on a very liberal the season, he several times sustained
salary 5 this ofl'cr was accepted by our first rate characters^ with general
hero, who soon found himself in the approbation.

possession ofevery comfort his aspiring In the month of November 1 78 li
neart could pant for. The strong Miles Peter Andrews, esq. brought out
testinK>ny of public approbation which a coniedy called Dissipation, which
was nightly manifisstea to his juvenile the kin^ was pleased to command, a
efforts, induced him to abandon the &w nignts af!er it had passed the fier^
idea of returning to London, at the ordeal of public opinion. In this
expiration of his en^gement ; and play> that never- to- be forgotten co*
his increase of popularity, with a median, the late Mr. Parsons, ftus*
Tspidaumientation of income, rivetted tained a prominent part; but on the
him to the York company for nine evening anterior to his Maje8ty*8 visir>
years, where his talents secured him Mr, I^sons's sudden indisposition
as hi^ a salary as was then given to made a chasm in the comedy which
any of his mimic brethren. He af- ,the manager could not procure ant one
tenft'ards visited Edinburgh and Liver- to fill, at so short a notice. The King
pool, and at the latter place married being informed of the circunistance.
Miss West, who was tnen a much he particulariy recommended Mr.
admired dancer. Asa tribute of respect Suett^ as the only gentleman in th«
due to the dictates ofanoblemmd, theatre who could take the former
we think it our duty to state the liberal comedian*s character. An immediate
and friendly conduct of Mr. Tate application was made to Mr. Suett
Wilkinson to the subject of these to accept and supply this mendicant
memoirs. part, which he very readily un-

Inthe summer of the year 178O, dertook, and played without a
Mr, Suett entered into an article rehearsal, to the entire satisfaction
with the above gentleman, to give of the house, and of his Majesty,
him his services for the term of two From that time he became the constant
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precarious state of health rendered his was placed under the guardianship of
professional duties very uncertain ; a near relation, who stood hieh in the
and here we must observe, that no mercantile world, and u ho haddestined
man ever trod in the steps of Parsons, Mr. Murphy^ for commercial pursuits >
who did not suffer by comparison, but it was impossible to divert the
particularly as his substitute was liable mind of young M from the stage and
to be thi'own into the shade, by the tlie attractions, of literature. Soon
circumstance ol tlieir alternate per- after his arrival in England, he became
formance, owuig to an astlimatic security to the amount of 5C0l. for his
complaint that accompanied Mr. Par- brother, then about to depart for the
sons, which seldom Kept him from West Indies, and who unfortunately
his' duty more than a week or two : fell a victim to the climate, at the
the public therefore had the merits of very time when he had the prospect
those two gentlemen constantly before of realizing a fortune. Mr. M.*s first
them in the very same characters, tr^edy the Orphan of China however.
But in justice to the talents of Mr. being veiy successful, he was. enabled
Suett, it is only fair to say, tiiat to discharge tlie above pecuniary
whenever he had an original character obligation, which he did witli no other
to sustain, he never found a rival ; regret than what arose from the loss
in support of this assertion, we call of^au esteemed brother. Mr. M.
the attention of om* readers to his made several attempts to acquire re-
Dicky Gossip, Endless, in N^o Song nutation as an actor on theatrical
No Supper; Lord Dulerly, in the boards; but though he always displayed
Heir at Law; fVeasel, in the If^'heel judgment, he wanted the Jene scats
of Fortune ;'^ and a great varie^ of quoi essential to the acquisition of
other characters, which have iSlllen fame and fortune, in that arduous
to his care, since the demise of Parsons, line of life. As the poet Churchill
both at the Haymarket and Drury had levelled the keenest shafts of his
Lane. He^attributed no small portion satirical quiver against Mr. M. on the
of his success, to the comic enect of score of nis talents as an actor, the
bis wigs, of which he boasted a most latter answered his coarse and furious
^celient assortment, until they were antagonist, in a very humorous ode,
destroyed in the general conflagration addressed to the Naiads of Fleet Ditch;
of the Birmingham theatre. and in a spirited poem, entitled,

Mr. Suett was an accomplished " Expostulation,** in which he ino?
musician, which rendered him valuable desdy, but vigorously defended his
jn Opera, as he could blend harmony literary character against the various
with humour; he also acquired con- imputations and assaults of all his
siderable celebrity as a composer; critical pr hypercritical opponents.—
we understand there are now above one At length Mri M. finally withdrew
hundred pieces of his composition of from the stag^, and .applied himself
various kinds in circulation, which are to the study oftbe law. T;cvo ineffectual
held in high esteem by the public, attempts were ma4e by him to become
As ^ private gentleman, Mr. Suett a member of the Teinple and Grav>
was much respected, and his company Inn; but he was rejected on the plea
I coui'ted by persons of the first respec^ of his having appeared on the stage.



tability in the kingdom. He was admitted, however, by 8ie

The late Arthur Murphy, esq. members of Lincoln's Inn ; although
whose death was noticed in our last he very rarely exercised his talents at
Number, 'was descended from a the bar, as a lawyer. Jurisprudence
resDectable family in, and a native of was ever a secondary consideration
Ireland. Very early in life, he was with him, so much was his attention
sent to the college of St. Qmer's in occupied by the dramatic muse. In
France, where he remained till the thecourseofhislife, he wrote twenty-
age of 18, and was at the head of the two pieces for the stage, most of
Latin ci^ss, when he quitted ^at which were successful, and several of
seminary. On his return to his own them retain an established rank among
country, he was justly considered as what are called by comedians "Stockr
an excellent proficient in both the pieces."Butprevious to the writing and
Latin and Greek languages : but being publishing of his plays, Mr. M. nad,
soon after sent into this country, he early in life, given a series of essays tq

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thewadd, nnder the title of Gray's Inn
Jouroai, which, for so young an author,
^spisfcA great knowledge of men and
XB30oers ; and when, according to his
on account, being only 21 years of
2^, he had the impudence to write
a periodical paper, during tlie time
wt Johnson was publishing his Ram-
bler. At one penod of his life. Mr,
Morphy came forward as a political
writer, although without putting his
mme to his productions. " The Test"
and "The Auditor,*' were well known
to have t)een the issue of his pen ; and
by these, he endeavoured to support
tne operations of the eovemment at
that tune. He has puT)lislied a Latin
TCTsion of tha «' Teniple of Fame," as
likewise of Gray's celebrated elegy,
and of some other English poems ; and
his translation of the works of Tacitus
into English has been much admired.
Mr. M. was the intimate fiiend of
Foote and Garrick, (he published the
life of the latter some years ago,) and
of the contemporary wits, respecting
whom he was wont to relate with
prach vivacity, a number of striking
and entertainmg anecdotes. He had
several literary controversies and
fiacas with the late Greorge Stevens,
esq. and others ; but this may tie said
of Mr. M. that he was never ^e first
to inflict a blow^ althougji he never
>ould submit to receive one quietly -,
and the attack of G. Stevens was most
acutely returned, with abundant in-
terest He has appointed Mr. Jesse
Foote, who in hrs chirurgical capacity
attended him some years ago, and re-
lieved bim from an illness of the most
?lamiinc kind, his executor, and has
intrusted all his. manuscripts to the
arc of this gentleman. Mr. Foote
MS eiven this character of his friend,
and Dis literary attainments. He Mr.
M. Eved in the closest friendship with
the most polished authors and greatest
lawyers of his time ; his knowledge
of the classics was profound 5 his
translations of the Roman historians,
greatly enlarged his fame; his dra-
matic productions were inferior to
none of the time in which he flourished.
The pen of the poet was particularly
alorned hy the refined taste of the
critic. He was author of the " Orphan
of China," the " Grecian Daugliter,"
" All in the Wrong," " The Way to
ittp him," " Know your own Mind,'*
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"The Apprentice," ''The Cifizen,'^
and many odier esteemed dramatic
productions. Mr. M. en j oyeda pension
of 200I. a year from government during
the last three years of his life ; besides
which, he continued till very lately
to attend and act as one of tne com-
missioners of bankrupts at WhitehalL
It may not be improper to observe
here, that his mother 4iv«*d to a Very
advanced age, and tliat Mr. M. wask
truly dutihil and aftectiouate son.
Indeed he never had the fortitude
after her death, to look over any
letters or papers belonging to her,
as diey would have remimled liiiu
too sensibly of die loss of so kind a

Sarent, as she had miifonuly been,
fr. M.'s manners were full of ur-
banity, and his death is much regretted
by his fi-iends.

Lately, tlie Honourable Anna
Mafia fciiftbrd, eldest daughter of
the Rt. Hon. Ixird Clillbrd.— At tljc
house of John Sylvester, e«q. in Chan-
cery Lane, of a deep decline, aged
18, Mr. John Tempest.-— lately, at
the Bristol Hot Wells, Miss M.Reeder
of Oxford Street, London. — At Mrs.
Ilichards*s house in Grosvenor Square,
in her S7th year, Mrs. Compton,
widow of the late J. C. esq. of Min-
stead manor house^ in the county of
Hampshu-e.— In his 1 5th year, Master
J. M. B. Beeby, only surviving ^on
of J. B. esq. ot the navy oftice. This
young genueman had made gteat pro-
ficiency in the latin, greek and hebrew
langiiages, and had even officiated'
occasionally in the capacity of classical
assistant at Landey House academy,
near Eton j his death is attributed to
his intense application, and the rapi-
dity of Lis growth. It is melancholy
to add, that this is tlie fourth sou
whom Mr. Beeby has lost within a
few years, and the sixth near relative
witlim the last eight months. — Major
Henry Bailey, 01 die rojal marines. —
Rob. Smith, esq. of Richmond Hilj,
Surrey. — At Pentonviile, in his 76th
year, Mr. Billing, who had been em-
ployed several years in the bank of
England. — In his 72nd year, G. Ri-
chards, eso. of Berners Street. InBlack-
friars road, agjcd 59, W.Gilbert, esq.
of LovverTootiug, Surrey — Suddenly,
Mrs. Douglas, of Marsham-street,
modier ot' Rear-admiral B. Douglas,
aged 6q — Mrs. Morley, wifeot W.
Morley, esq. of East Ham.— Mr. G,

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Bullinger» of I^Utle Carter-lane, St, tressed or deranged mind. Innnedi*.
Paul's. — In Dover-street, Mrs. Scott, ately after breakJtast she retired to one
widow of the late Rev. J. Scott, and of the outhou>es, and cut her throat
motherofLadyOxibrd.— At his house in such a shocking manner as to oc-
on Sloane Terrace, Chelsea, aged 46, casion alraost instant death. About a
R. Bissct, LL.D. Chagrin, occa.sioned minute or two alter leaving the hoibe
by his embarrassed circumstances, is' she was discovered in this dreadful
thought to have hastened his disso- situation by a servant, who immedi-
lution. He possessed a considerable ately gave an alarm, and caused m©-
fthare of learning, and was a resnecta- dical aid to be procured, but in ^'ain.
bie writer. HLs talents were cliietly No cause ^\■Il uever can be assigaed
calculated for historical researches and for this horrid act. Slie was an ami-
discussions. He employed his pen in able woman, mucli respected by her
the composition of some novels, but neighbours and friends, and beloved
iK)t with success proportionate to his by her huhband and children. — At his
historical works. Soon after the death house in Montpeli^r-row, Twicken-
of Mr. Burke, Dr. Btsset presented to ham,^n a lit of apoplexy, in his Ooth
the world a life of that celebrated man. year, John Smitli Bugcfen, esq. He
— Thoujgh the work was rapidly com- nad been for some years afflicted vith
fKJscd, in order to gratify public cu- a variety of disorders, gout, dropsy,
riosity, on tlie recent loss of a great asthma ; in the inten^als of which
character, it exhibits a solid judgment, he was chearful and entertaining to bis
with much acumen, and wililiold a triends. TiJl very lately, he took an
respectable rank in the biographical active part at all public meetings in th«
department of British literature. The county, where his good sense ensured
best work, however, \^ hich Dr. Bisset him a ready attention. He has left
has produced, is his History of the one son, a captain in the Surrey mi-
Reign of our present excellent Mo- litia, and tliree daughters, who are
narcii. All the great and interesting unmarried. His father possessed a
events which have happened during good estate in Surry -, and was in-
tbe period to which his views were vi ted to represent that county in 1/51,
directed, are related 'with perspicuity, on the death o/ i ord Bahimore, and
preci.sion, and impartiality. The again at the general election in 1754.
whole, indeed, shews a penetrating —At Hampstead, in her t)5th year,
and comprehensive mind. He has Mrs. Mary Magdalen Blaquiere, wi-
traced eliects to their tme causes, and dow of John Peter B. esq. — Also, on
deduced such inferences as atlord po- the evening of the same day, and in
Jitical lessons of ereat utility. His the same hoase, ii^ her i>Oth year, Mrs.
characters are well drawn, and judi- Anne Rebecca Grant, widcjw of Cap-
ciously contrasted. Dr. Bisset was an tain Ludovick Grant, of Knockando,
occa.sional contributor to soine of our in Scotland, and sister to the above
periodical reviews, and all his ani- lady.— At the St. James's coffee-house,
madverslons were marked by juck- in St. James's-street; Mr. Puget, the
ment, and a spirit of candour whidi banker, of the firm of Puget and Bain-
is not usual with those who employ bridge, and a director of the bank,
their critical powers upon the labours He was on Sunday in the Park on
of their competitors. , fie wa^ pecu- horseback, and, as lie returned home,
liarly mild and gentle in his manners, stopped at the above coftee-house,
and very industrious in the exercise of where he took some refreshment j on
his pen j but he was destined to en- his taking the bridle in his hand to
dure all the toil, anxiety, and mi- mount his horse, he was seized with
sery, which too often characterize a an apoplectic fit, and fell backwards :
life devoted to literature.— Mrs. Mat- medic^ assistance was instantly pro-
Ityear, the wife of Mr. M. an eminent ciu-ed; but he expired the^next niorn-
market gardener, residing at Fulham, ing. He was a centleman of the
county of Middlesex. ,Mr. M. went to most respectable character, in both :
London early in the morning on bu- public and private life.— At his lodg-
sin'ess, and parted from his wife on ings, in Conduit-street, ^^^^^\t^!j I
artectionate terms, and she afterwards oett, esq. late Jfcaptain in the ^^^"*' \
breakfasted with her children with- Blues. He put a period to his life by ,
out shewing any symptoms of a dis- shooting himself. Trom the statecaew

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of the witnesses who were examined
OD the inquest, it appeared that Mr.
CotbettasidfoT several months been
ID a dejected state ; that he went out
00 the morning the fatal deed was
committed, and returned home to
brwkfest. On his return, he wrote
a letter to Lord Lucie, which he or-
dered hb servant to put into the post-
office; but the latter had scarcely left
tht room, when he heard the report
of a pistol. He instant]3r turned back,
ttA tound his master on the ground,
his skull shattered to pieces, and the
flwr covered with blood. A horse-
pistol was lying by his side, which he



must have purchased that momingy
as great care was taken tliat no de«
structive weapons should be left la
the way, on account of the visible
depression under which he laboured.
By the injurv done to the room there
mast h^ve oeen several balls in tho
pistQl ', two pieces of the skull were
blown through a pane of the win-
dow, the curtain of which he had
previously drawn, to the opposite
side of the street. The jury brought
in a verdict of lunacy. Mr. Corfctt
was al)out (JO years of age, unmarried,
and is said to have possessed an in-
come of OOOOl. per annum.



PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES.

BERKSHiBis. Bucks, to MJss Powell, of White-
Mr. C. Tomkins has iust com- house,
pleted, and is now publishing, in a Died.'] At Reading, the Rev. C.
4to volume, his Views of Reading Parker, A. M. late of University Coll.



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