plates, is now in the press, by Mr. Guy, in a small volume. The work will comprise all that can be interesting to youth, and within their comprehension.

theatre of the world. As an actress, an, author, and a musician, she has, by turns, equally charmed the eye, enchanted the ear, and led captive the heart. We were in haste to peruse her work, expecting to see our best societies and manners elegantly described; we were, however, deceived; the voyage of Mademoiselle Candeille is merely picturesque and sentimental: she tells us, in the most pathetic language, the adventures of a poor man's dog, and gives an account of the celebration of a feast for orphans.


The Child's Introduction to thorough Bass, in conversations between a Mother and a Daughter of ten years old.


On 1st January, 1819, will be published, a new work, exclusively devoted to music It is easy to discover that the fair author alone, eutitled, The English Musical Gacannot boast much of English politeness.zette. To be continued every month. The greatest part of the work consists of conversations on French literature; and which prove them to be those of a very sensible female, but they cannot have the same attraction in Paris as they might have in London. Those long quotations from the Art of Poetry, by Boileau, and Des Jardins, of Delille, are not very new to the French. Mademoiselle Candeille seems to have wit of her own sufficient to have filled ten volumes, and she need not have quoted that of others to swell out the bulk of one.

A Short History of France, after the manner of the late Mrs. Trimmer's Histories for Children, by a daughter of that lady.




WHEN a Chinese of note dies, his nearest relations announce the melancholy event in form to all the branches of the family. The body is washed, perfumed, and dressed in the best apparel of the deceased. The corpse is then seated in a chair; and his wives, children, and relations, fall down before it and weep. On the third day it is put into a coffin, which is placed in one of the best apartments, hung for the occasion with white linen cloth, the colour, with them, of mourning. In the middle of the apartment an altar is erected, and on it the portrait of the deceased is placed, with incense burning near it. The sons stand on one side of the coffin, dressed in white coarse linen, and making every sign of sorrow; while the mother and female relations are heard lamenting behind a curtain. On the day of burial, the whole family assembles, and the corpse is conveyed to the grave with much solemu pomp. Images of men and women, relations of the family, as amongst the ancient Romans, and even of animals, together with wax tapers and incensories, are carried first in the procession. Then follow the priests with musical instruments, and after them the corpse upon a bier, attended by the sons of the deceased, clothed in white, and leaning on crutches, as if disabled, through grief, from supporting themselves erect. The female relations are carried in chairs, hung with curtains of white silk, concealing them from view, but their lamentations are distinctly heard; and other women are hired who are trained to utter shrieks still louder

The article on the English Theatre is peculiarly well written; but in regard to the whole of the work, it wants both order and connection; it appears like a portefolio that has been thrown down, and the detached pieces put together just as they were taken up again; in which, however, the recollections on London seem most numerous; those on Paris are, certainly the greater part of them, lost: nevertheless, all that is preserved of these scattered morsels proves the porte-folio to have been that of a woman of profound sense and erudion.


Preparing for publication, The History and Antiquities of Kensington and its Environs; interspersed with Biographical Anecdotes of royal and distinguished persous. Deduced from ancient records, state papers, manuscripts, parochial documents, and other original and authentic sources. By Thomas Faulkner, author of the Historical account of Chelsea and Fulbam. 1A School Astronomy, accompanied with

and more piercing; which last is a custom still retained in some parts of Europe. Previous to the funeral, a table with fruits and other eatables is laid before the corpse, and wax figures of servants placed on each side, as attendants upon it.

INDIFFERENCE OF THE ALBANIANS AT THE APPROACH OF DEATH. THEY are in general brave and ready to encounter danger; the fear of death makes no impression on them, as may be judged by the following anecdote. An individual of the Liapis clan being condemned to death, was brought out to be conveyed to the place of execution, which was situated without the walls of Prevesa. Being arrived about midway, he passed by a large fig-tree." Why," said he to those who conducted him, "do you wish me to travel half a league farther in the hottest part of the day? Cannot you hang me here?"-ed our old men to be shaved twice a-week,

This favour being granted him, he himself put the rope around his own neck. A few hours afterwards another Liapis passed by the same place, and seeing that the clothes of the deceased were better than his own, began, with the greatest indifference, to undress him, and exchanged them for his own rags.

but they refused, saying, "the London barbers were a set of knaves for charging them twopence à-piece, for in Stockport they never paid more than one halfpenny a-head."-It happened that one of the old men, as he was walking in Bishopsgate street, read on a board-Shaving for one penny; he returned and informed his friends of this lucky discovery, and they all set out next morning to get shaved. The old man who found out the penny barber was allowed the honour of sitting first; when the barber had shorn one side of his face, he pulled the cloth away; the old man shouted, "Halloa, measter, you forgetton to shave this side," pointing with his finger to the side that had not come under the razor. The barber replied, that if he shaved the other side he must have another penny! The old man got up in a rage, called the barber a cheating scoundrel, and swore he would return to Stockport half shaved, as he was, before he would give him another penny. He took his handkerchief and wiped the lather off his face, put on his hat, and, with his venerable companions, adjourned to the sign of the Fox and Anchor, Charter-house Lane, where they stopped till they got inebriated; and it was the third day after, before the gentleman (on whose suit they attended) could prevail on them te get shaved by the two-penny barber.




A young lady in France had the fatal habit of cleaning her ears with pins; a trifling humour was the result, which terminated lately in a cancer. The brass and quicksilver used in the preparation of pins may easily account for this circumstance, and which render them so very pernicious to the teeth when used as tooth-picks.

of her Highness the Duchess of Orleans is now employed in taking the portrait of this living century.

Some years ago six old men and six old women were subpœned out of the town of Stockport to appear on a trial in the court of Westminster. The eldest of the men was one hundred and five, and the youngest sixty-seven years old; the eldest of the women was one hundred and three, and the youngest sixty-five years old! Two coaches were provided to take these twelve persons to London; but the old lady aged one hundred and three, refused to ride in the same coach with the old gentleman of a hundred and five, saying, “ I do not think it prudent to ride with one of his sex. I have supported a good character so far, and I am determined to support it as long as I live in this world!"-They all arrived safe at a gentleman's house apon Newington Green, near London. The gentleman wish



THERE now living the neighbourhood of Monthuçon (Allier), a woman named Barbė Raco, aged a hundred and twelve years; she is in full possession of all her faculties, and her mental qualifications are not the least impaired. She waits entirely on herself, walks with no other help than a slight stick, and recollects all the days of her youth. She has only left of her family a few great grandchildren. The painter


A STORY, more amusing to our national malice than creditable to our morality, is told every where. M. de B, the husband of a very pretty woman, being dissatisfied with some instances of levity and coldness on her part, adopted a strange mode of reanimating the tenderness of their honeymoon-it was no other than assuming an air of the utmost indifference on his part. The lady, however, affected not to notice this, and followed her usual course. The husband now became furious -a storm succeeded the treacherous calm -Madame was accused, reviled, and her writing-desk broken open; but the contents turned out to be perfectly innocent. Still his jealousy was unallayed; he came home at the most unexpected hours, entered his wife's chamber without knocking—but all to no purpose. He now proposed a separation by private arrangement; this the lady instantly rejected, considering her virtue, like that of the wife of Cæsar, above being suspected. The husband, in this predicament, resorted to the following means of producing a separation :-He posted several of his friends, late in the night, within view of his wife's chamber, with orders not to stir, whatever they be held. They had not long been at their posts, when a man was seen putting a ropeladder to the lady's window, and mounting by means of it. One of the sentiuels, unable to controul his indignation at the outrage to his friend's honour, caught the gallant by the foot, and dragged him down. The noise attracted the rest. What was their astonishment, to find, in the supposed gallant, M. de B himself! The first thing was an expression of surprise the next, a burst of loud laughter, from all but M. de B———. The wife being informed of the whole matter by a kind neighbour, resolved to institute proceedings against her husband for calumny, and demand a separation.-Paris Paper.

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The late Bishop Watson, shortly before his retirement, took lodgings in Cambridge, at a house adjoining an alehouse, the sign of which being Bishop Blaise, he was induced to compromise with the tavernkeeper to take it down, as thinking it derogatory to the episcopal dignity; which occasioned the following epigram from Dr. Mansell, now Bishop of Bristol :"Two of a trade can ne'er agree," No proverb e'er was juster ; They've pulled down Bishop Blaise, d'ye see, And put up Bishop Bluster!


Countess of Verulam, of a son.
At Gorhambury, in the county of Herts, the

The Right Hon. the Countess of Shannon, of

a son.

At his Lordship's house, St. James's-square, Lady George Anson, of a son.

At Hurst-house, Lady Berkeley, of a son. At Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, the Lady of the Earl of Normanton, of a son and heir.

At Paris, the Right Hon. Lady James Hay, of a daughter.

At his Lordship's seat, Bourn-house, near Caxton, Cambridgeshire, the Countess De la Warr, of a daughter.

Balfour, of a son and heir.
At Rockville-house, Ireland, 'Lady Eleanor

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At Doneraile-house, Ireland, Lady Charlotte St. Leger, of a son and heir,

At Blithe-house, Brook-green, the lady of the Solicitor-General of a daughter,

At the Palace, in Bangor, the lady of Major Hewett, Assistant Adjutant-General, and youngest daughter of the Lord Bishop of that diocese, of a son and heir.

At Raventhorpe, in Northamptonshire, Mrs. Hart, the wife of a respectable farmer and gra zier, of three fine female infants, all of whom, with the mother, are likely to do well.

At his house, in Lower Berkeley-street, Portman-square, the lady of George Barnett, Esq. of a daughter.

At Gains-hall, Huntingdonshire, the Lady of Sir James Duberly, of a son.

At Belcamp-house, near Dublin, the lady of the Hou. Graham Toler, of a son.

The lady of Lieut.-Colonel Brownrigg, of a daughter.

and the only remaining one of Pope Clement XIVth's creation.

At Washington, the lady of Mr. Bagot, Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States, of a daughter,

At the Percy Hotel, London, Sir J. E. Dryden, Bart. eldest son of Lady Dryden, of Cannons Ashby, in the county of Northampton, ma

At Southgate, Mrs. A. K. Mackenzie, of a son, ternally descended from the family of the Poet being her twentieth child, all living.

Lately, a woman, passenger in the Maria, Peebles, from Liverpool to Glasgow, was safely delivered of a fine female child. The child is named Maria Peebles; but as she was born at an equidistant point from Scotland, England, and Ireland, a difficulty will occur to say to what country she may belong.


Lately, in Limerick, B. G. Grey, Esq. Captained
in the 12th regiment of foot, nephew of Admiral
Sir Home Popham, to Mary Anne, daughter of
Andrew Sexton, Esq. of Limerick.

H. J. Pearson, Esq. to Matilda, third daughter of the late Theophilus Moore, of Edinburgh, and niece to Sir D. Blair.

Dryden, and grandson, by his father, of Sir E.
Turner, who, with Lord Parker, contested the
election for Oxfordshire, in the year 1754, with
Viscount Wenman and Sir J. Dashwood.

In the Trinity-house, at Hull, where he had

J. G. Jones, Esq only son of J. Jones, Esq. of Johnsport (Sligo), to Letitia Elizabeth, daugh-resided for 24 years, in the 90th year of his age, ter of the late C. F. Sheridan, Esq. and niece of Mr. J. Wilson, the oldest ship-master belonging the late Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan. to that port. He was at Lisbon at the time of the great earthquake in 1754.

In the prime of life, the Lady of the Chevalier

At St. James's church, Mr. Wm. Sams, of Pall-Mall, to Harriet, third daughter of the late J. G. Raymond, Esq. of Chester-street, Grosve-Ruspini, of Pall-Mall; whose amiable and prinor-place.

At Woodbridge, Suffolk, the Rev. W. Strong, son of the Rev. the Archdeacon of Northampton, to Miss Skeeles, both of the former-place.

vate virtues, as a wife and a friend, endeared her to a numerous circle, who are left, with her disconsolate husband and son, to lament their irreparable loss.

Lately, aged 74, at her estate at Prisseux, near Poinloise, the Marchioness De Girardin, the|| widow of the friend of Rousseau. She has left three sons and two daughters to lament her loss.

At St. Kitt's, the Right Hon. James Edmund, Lord Cranstoun.

In consequence of a severe attack of the gout, at his estate near Aubagne (Mouths of the Rhone), aged 63 years, the Count Ganteaume, Peer of France, Vice-Admiral, Grand Officer of the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour, and Commander of the Royal and Military Order of St. Louis.

Lately, at Edinburgh, three weeks after har ing given birth to a son and heir, Elizabeth, wife of the Hon. C. N. Noel, of Barham Court, Kent, second daughter of the Hon. Sir G. Grey, Bart. Commissioner of his Majesty's Dock-yard at Portsmouth. This amiable and much-lament. lady has been called from life at the early age of 19 years.

After breakfasting with his family, Mr. A. Purkiss, boot and shoemaker, in Prince's-street, Westminster. He complained of giddiness in his head, and, in an instant, dropped down and expired!

At his house, in New Bridge-street, of a paraJytic stroke, Robert Shawe, Esq. aged 60.


In Rutland-square, Dublin, the Earl of Wicklow. His Lordship is succeeded in his titles and estates by his son, Lord Clonmore.

At Upton, near Pontefract, aged 74, Mrs. A.

In her 79th year, the Right Hon. Lady North-Tookey, relict of Mr. Tookey, an eminent coachwick, widow to the late, and mother to the pre-spring and tire smith. This eccentric character sent, Lord Northwick. ordered her coffin to be made some few days be fore her death, and actually made her own shroud, which she kept by her.

At Edinburgh, Mrs. Dundas, widow of the Right Hon. Robert Dundas, of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session.

Lately, at Rome, at the age of 96, Cardinal Caraffa Trajetto, senior of the Cardinal Preacher,

Lately, Augusta Matilda, daughter of Lady Perrott. This lady performed, as an actress, at Bath, Brighton, and other places, under the name of Miss Fitzhenry.

At Pisa, that once greatly celebrated vocal performer, Mrs. Billington. M. Follisent, the husband of Mrs. Billington, will not be enriched by the death of his lady. A large annuity, for life, constituted the principal part of her property.

At Kenton, at the very advanced age of 96, Mr. J. Carnall. He lived 53 years in the service of the present and late Lord Viscount Courtenay, and rode post from Powerdam Castle to Exeter, every day during that period, without experi || encing an hour's illness.

London: Printed by and for JOHN BELL, Proprietor of this MAGAZINE, and of the WEEKLY MESSENGER, No. 104, Drury-lane,

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