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her, I was ready to call Mr. Crustiew, inviolably, I had no other uneasiness who would confirm the truth. On remaining but what arose from the this assurance he embraced ine, and communication having been made to intreated me to forgive her want of her servant. I mentioned my fears to confidence, at the same time that the Miss Nilow, who removed them, by declared her readiness to accompany assuring me that her servant was too
much attached to her to betray her “ This degree of confidential inter- secret; and had, besides, an affection for course being established, I persuaded Kudrin, so that she could answer for her her to dismils every fear from her mind. discretion. Thus agreeably ended our Many were the trials I made of her re. conversation, though the commencesolution, and the event convinced me, ment was rather tragical; and I receive that she was perfectly determined to ed the vows of attachment and fidelity follow my fortunes. The secret being from an artless and innocent mind.". thus fecure, by hier promise to keep it
To be continued.]
HISTORY OF THE THEATRE.
any thing new
(an Indian chief) and Iscagli, his beJUNE, JULY.
loved mistress. Some of the incidents HE winter theatres closed in June, are entertaining, and others highly
pleasing. The dialogue has some good in addition to what we have previously sentiments sprinkled through it; and is noticed. The Haymarket opened, un occasionally lively and laughable. It der the direction of Mr. Colman, jun. is the eroduction of Mr. Schoen, a and two new pieces have already been young
barrister of eminence, and au. performed. The first is a farce en- thor of feveral poetical pieces, parți. titled, TRY AGAIN. It possesses an cularly the Difanded Subaltern. abundance of incident, but more of This piece, which will bear reading pun than humour. Messrs. Aickin, as well as seeing, was powerfully fup: Ryder, Bannister, jun. Mrs. Brooks, ported by the performers; the principal Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Edwards, were of whom were, Meff. Ryder, Waterthe principal performers. The piece house, Davies, Bannister, sen. R. Pal. was favourably received.
mer, Bannister, jun. Mrs. Goodall, The second, was an opera, perform- Mrs. Iliff, Miss Fontenelle, Mrs. Ed. ed on the 16th of July, entitled New wards, and Mrs. Bannister, SPAIN, or Love in Mexico. The The music is by Dr. Arnold. Though title fufficiently thews where the scene chiefly compiled, it evinces a happy and is laid, the buliness of which conlists in well-cultivated taste. The chorus of the conduct of the love-plots of Don savages was peculiarly appropriate, and Garcias and Leonora, Don Juan and much adıniredi, Julia, and the adventures of Alkinonoak
REMARKABLE DOMESTIC EVENTS.
GRAND CONFEDERATION OF the quality his orders were to be considered FRENCH ON THE ANNIVERSARY
as coming immediately from the king.
The fieur de Gouvion was appointed OF THEIR FREEDOM.
major-general en second. was published by the king, on the 13th, arranging viewed the deputies from the eightythe whole order of the procession, and three departments of the nation, on appointing the fieur de la Fayette major which occasion the populace filled the geaeral of the Federation ; and, in this air with Mouts of Vive le roi! Since
the arrival of the deputies at Paris, his Second division of mufic. majesty's body guard has been composed A battalion of children carrying a of drafts from them, the troops of the standard, with the words, “The line, and the Parisian guards.
hopes of the nation." At the Metropolitan church, Te A detachment of the colours of the Deum was performed, with a hand national guard of Paris. con Gifting of all the performers of the A battalion of veterans. Royal Academy of Music, and thote The deputies of the thirty-two first debelonging to the various places of pub- partments of the nation, in lic amusement. The electors, the re
alphabetical order. presentatives of the commons of Paris, The orifamme; or, grand standard of the deputies of the national departments, the-king, borne by a cornette-twelve members of the National Allem- blanche of France, in the first bly, and a valt concourse of people rank of the depuies of the attended.
troops of the line, com. By way of introduction to the Te
posed of marischalls Deuin, a Hierodram, composed of verses
of France. from the Psalms and books of Prophets,
General officers. applicable to the purpose of the cere
Officers of the staff. *'inony, was performed. An overture
Subaltern officers. by M. des Augiers, composed for the Commissioners of war, occasion, comniunicated the most lively
Invalids. impressions, and produced the grandeit Lieutenants of the marischalls of France. ettects. The memorable evenmg that
Deputies of infantry. preceded July 14, 1789, was described
Deputies of cavalry. with all the truth of expienion; a Deputies of husfars, dragoons, and fong of victory announced the fall of
chasseurs. the baleful cattle where Despotilim held General officers and deputies of the his feat; a citizen called on the vieto- marine, according to rank. rious people to give thanks to the The deputies of the forty
-one last de Supreme Disposer of events; Populi partiments, in alphabetical order. laudate Deum, and a grand chorus, A company of volunteer chasseurs. which began the Te Deum, answered · A company of cavalry, with a standard the call of the citizen'.
and two trumpets. On Wednesday morning, July 12, The procession being formed, made at fix o'clock, all the persons appointed a most noble appearance ; for the rato assist in the procession, assembled on rieties of emblematic ornaments were the Boulevards, between the gate of St.' endless. Every order was marked by Martin and the gate of St. Antoine, and distinguishing indications of the diftriét 'the proceffion was arranged in the fol. from which they came, or the body lowing order :
which they represented ; and in doing A troop of horse, with a standard, and this, much fruitful fancy had been emfix trumpets.
ployed to make the marks ferve for arOne division of the music, consisting of nament as well as distinction.
feveral hundred instruments. The military deputies had only their
A company of grenadiers. fide-arms. In each divifion a banner, The electors of the city of Paris. indicative of the department, was borne
A company of volunteess. by the oldest person in the firk rank, and The assembly of the representatires of the ranks were formed eight a-breast, the commons.
The procession paffed along the streets The mělitary committee. of St. Dennis, of the Feronnerie, Șt, A company of chasseurs. Honoré, Royale, to the place of Louis A band of drums.
XV. where they halted, and the detachThe prefidents of the districts. ment of the colours of the national The deputies of the commons ap- guard of Paris opening to tire right and pointed to take for thein
left, received into the centre the mem the federal oath.
bers of the National Assembly, who The fixty administrators of the muni. were thus surrounded and escorted by cipality, with the city guards, the body who had before protected them.
The procession then moved on through As soon as they were seated, after a the Cours la Reine along the quay to folemn invocation to God, the grand the bridge of. boats, over which they standard and all the banners of the se. passed, and from whence they entered veral departments were brought up to ihe Champ de Mars.
the platform, and received benedicIn entering the Champ de Mars, the tions; after which they were carried cavalry marched off to the right, and back to their several stations. High Tanged themselves in the exterior line mass was then celebrated; after which on the opposite side to the entrance. the nation, thus assembled, proceeded The company of grenadiers formed to the great object of the day. The under the iteps of the amphitheatre, as major-general having announced the well as all the coinpanies that were em: folemnity, the assembly all rose, and ployed as escorts.
the king approached the grand altar, The civil bodies took the places al- and swore in the presence of God, and lotted to them in the amphitheatre. of three hundred thousand of his The battalion of children formed about peoplea hundred paces' from the grand altar, « 1, the king of the French, do crossing the Champ de Mars, but facing swear to the nation, that I will employ the altar.
the whole power delegated to me by the,
feats on the right and left of the chair lident of the National Assembly, who
the world behold such an audience, While the deputies were taking their Their numbers baffled the eye to reckon; feats, the entrances to the tier of ele- and their thouts, as it were, rentthe skies.
vated benches, that surrounded this im. A grand illuminacion closed the : mense amphitheatre, were opened, and triumphs of the day; and the only
the people of all ranks and of both breach of the peace that took place fexes, the ladies all dressed in white, through the whole, was provoked by took their places. These benches, rising the stubborn obitinacy of Tome invete thirty in number above one another, rate aristocrats, who did not light up and extending an immense way,
their houses, or who had fled with their capable of containing, as it is said, domestics, and left their windows dark three hundred thousand persons. emblems of their own minds. They
Their majefties entered the Champ fell a prey to the indignation of the pode Mars through the Military School, pulace; and all the massacre of this and took their places to aslift in the day, so much dreaded in anticipation, ceremony, in a fuperb box erected for was the massacre of some thousand pan-' the occasion, and elevated about fifteen nels of glafs. feet. The foreign ministers took their M. d'Orleans attended, and sat in places in an elegant box near them.' his place as one of the members of the
National Affembly. He had gained “ The law ought to form the basis much popularity by a fhort appeal to of every state; in its presence ait men - his country, in which he called upon are equal." them to try hiin, if they had any charge 'Myrrh and frankincenfe were burnt - to exhibit against him, but to iry him, in large urns about the altar; the forin nor by judges, but by a jury.
of it was round, the cieling of sky-blue, After the whole was over, the de- and was ornamented with large chanputies of the national guards linked deliers. At the end of it was placed themselves with the deputies of the re- the sword of justice. giments; and, thus united by the focial compact, the soldier and citizen marched to the chateau of La Muette, in the gar: of parliament for the county of Berks,
Henry James Pye, esq. late member den of which, dinner was laid in tents provided by the nation for thirty thou. is appointed poet-laureat in the room fand guests, federative deputies. In of the Reverend Thomas Warton, dethe Gros Gaillot, and in the environs of ceased. the invalids, dinner was provided for the people of all descriptions, not de- Miss Butler and Miss Ponsonby, puties. For the higher communities. now retired from the society of men into fumptuous entertainments were pro• the wilds of a certain Welch vale, bear vided in different places. In the even- a ftrange antipathy to the male fer, ing there was a moft superb court, and whom they take every opportunity of their majelties fupped en grand ouvert. avoiding. Both ladies are daughters
The grand altar of Liberty was erect- of the great Irish families whose names ed in the middle of the field. The ap- they retain. Miss Butler, who is of proach to it was up a lofty flight of the Ormond family, had several offers keps, composed of four different fair- of marriage, all of which the rejected.
The iteps were formed from As Miss Ponsonby, her particular friend the stones of the Bastille, and supported and companion, was supposed to be the by large pillars.
bar to all matrimonial union, it was The records of the constitution, the thought proper to separate them; and royal fceptre, the hand of justice, with Miss Butler was confined. The two a lpear bearing the cap of liberty, were ladies, however, found means to elope placed on the altar.
together ;-- but being foon overtaken, About the altar were painted several they were each brought back by their allegorical designs of the subject of the respective relations. Many attempts day. Four grand paintings were hung, were renewed to draw Miss Butler into one on each front of it: the first re- , marriage ; but, upon her solemnly and presented the genius of France pointing repeatedly declaring that nothing could to the word.Conftitution, with a picture induce her to wed any one, her parents of Plenty holding two cornucopias.
ceased to persecute her by any more ofThe second painting described some fers. of the glorious descendants of France, Not many months after, the ladies blowing the trumpet of Fame, and concerted and executed a fresh elopebearing this inscription :
ment; each having a small sum with “' Hold in your remembrance these them, and having been allowed a trifling three sacred words, which are the gua- income, the place of their retreat was rantee of your decrees - the Nation, the confided to a female servant of the Law, and the King. The nation is Butler family, who was sworn to fecrefy yourselves; the law is your own, for it as to the place of their retirement ; the is your will; and the king is the guar- was only to say, that they were well and dian of the law."
safe ; and hoped that their friends, The third painting represented the, without farther inquiry, would connacional deputies taking the civic oath;, tinue their annuities, which has not and the fourth described the arts and only been done, but likewise increased. sciences, with the following underneath: The above-mentioned beautiful vale
“ Men are equal : it is their virtue, is the spot they fixed on, where they and not their birih, which distinguishes have reħded for several years, unknown them.
to the neighbouring villagers by any
other appellation than-The ladies in a lodging the preceding night, and the vale,
asked where they had flept? Jones reAbout a twelvemonth since, three plied, he had not been in bed at all that ladies and a gentleman itopping one night. He was then asked whar had" night at an inn in the village, not being become of his fellow-traveller (meaning able to procure beds, the inhabitants Ellis)? He ansivered, he was gone to applied to the female hermits for ac. transáct some business in London. No: commodation to some foreign itrangers : suspicion of his having committed a this was readily granted; whon, lo! in murder arose until the morning of the these foreigners they descried fome of 30th, when the mangled body of Ellis their own relatives ! But no entreaties was discovered by a labouring man, in could prevail on the ladies to quit their going to work; it was concealed at the fweet retreat.
bottom of a deep ditch, covered by Miss Butler is tall and masculine brambles, and had been dragged fome always wears a riding habit, hangs up distance, which was ascertained by blood her hat with the air of a sporilinan in that was discovered across the field. the hall, and appears in all respects as The mangled condition of the body 2 young man, if we except the petticoat, was terrible, and the violence used, which she ftill retains. Miss Ponsonby, must have been grear. On the back on the contrary, is polite and effemi- part of the head, a wound of confiderbate, fair and beautiful.
able depth appeared; the skuli was LONGEVITY.
fractured in several places; the under A few days ago died in Yorkshire that several of the ribs, most of whictz
of the belly was so much mangled, an old man, supposed to be near one hundred and thirty years of age.
were broken, appeared; and many stabs He
were observable on various parts of the gave the following account of himself to a gentleman about a week before he body. The face lay downwards; and, died : He was born in Wales; was
on attempting to turn it, che tread febrought up in the farming business, which was in a l'ate of putrefaction.
vered from the body, the whole of svhich he had followed all his life-time; that he well remembered Charlis the
Jones and Ellis were horfedealers.,
and in partnership: from travelling Second; that his wife died about ten
the road, they were known; and as it years ago, in her 92d year;, that he had one daughter by her, about forty years expreffes were sent to the magistrate
appeared Jones lived at Naut, in Wales, ago, who died in child-birth; that he had never accustomed himseif to eat any the 9th inft, had him apprehended, and
residing in that neighbourhood, who on breakfast, and had only milk for his fupper; that for many years he had whence he will be removed to Effex.
committed to Caeinarvon gaol; from taken a diflike to animal food, and feldom ate any, excepting boiled mutton.
JUSTICE. His hair was very white, but his face had
Williams, commonly called the Mou. few wrinkles at the time of his death.
Mer, was on the 8th, at nine in the morn
ing, put to the bar of the Old Barley, On the 22d of June, Robert Ellis and to take his trial, before Mr. Justice John Jones applied to the landlord of Buller, and a Middlesex Jury, for the the White Hart inn, ac Saling near crime mentioned in our latt, p. 229. Baintree, Effex, for a bed that night, Miss Porter, as at the examination which request he being unable to com- in Bow-Street, delivered her tellimony ply with, they set out together, at with great perspicuity and good sense. eleven o'clock, through bye-ways for It appeared from her evidence, and that Panfield, about three miles from Saling; of the surgeon, who cured the wound and said, they would call for a faddle, which Williams gave her, that the nar&c. they had left at that place. The rowly escaped with life. The ftab was following morning at fix o'clock, Jones in the flelliy part of her hip, and had returned alone to the White Hart; not the bend of her ftays directed the when the 'landlord apologised for his knife dlantingly, it would most probably inability to provide him and Ellis with have wounded her beyond the reach of