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the citizens, bet for the actual support manded by Mr. Speaker, as the house
of the laws, and at the requisition of had directed.
the magistrates.

“ Mr. Scott, the house have resolved,
Twelfthly, The administration of that you, being the author of a letter
civil and criminal justice being one of which the house have declared to be a
those objects most effentially interesting fcandalous and libellous paper, reflect-
to the facred rights of the people, his ing on the honour and justice of this
majesty wishes more than ever house, and on the conduct of the
establish between himself and their re managers appointed to manage the
presentatives, a perfect understanding impeachment now depending against
on whatever concerns their welfare and Warren Hastings, esq. are guilty of a
profperity; his majelty will therefore violation of your duty as a member of
listen to whatever changes or reformns of this house, and of a high breach of
the ftites may have to propose for the the privilege of this house.
better administration of the laws ; nor « On the nature and magnitude of
will he make any alterations in the your offence it is unnecessary for me to
forms of judicature, but in consequence dwell: whatever has a tendency to de.
of previous consultation with the itates preciate the honour and juitice of this
and with their full consent.

house, pa ticularly in the exercise of The thirteenth and last article re- its inquisitorial function, tends, in the marks, That for the prevention of any fame proportion, to weaken and degrade misunderstanding between his majesty the energies and dignity of the British and his subjects, in cale any doubt or constitution. difficulty thould arise on the construc “ The privileges of this house have tion of these articles, that commissaries a claim to the respect of every subject Thall be appointed respectively by the of this country. As a member of this prince and the people, for the purpose house, it is your duty, as it is a part of of explaining such difficulties; and if your trust, to support and to protect their determination ihould not prove them. Had a sense of these obligations satisfactory, then his majesty and the produced its due influence on your mind ftates, thall each appoint an equal and conduct, you would have avoided number of persons as arbiters, whose' the displeasure of the house, and I decision shall be conclusive, and finally Aould have been spared the pain of binding, and who on such occasion declaring to you the result of it. The shall be absolved from the influence of moderation of the house is not, howany oaths that inight tend to affect ever, less manifest on this occasion, their impartial determination.

than their just sense of their own digIV. Their majesties of Great Britain nity, and of the importance of their and Pruslia, and the states general own privileges. It is my duty, in adof Holland, become in the most folemn dressing you, to be guided by the lenity manner, guarantees to the emperor and which marks their proceedings : and his successors for the sovereignty of the in the persuasion that the judgment of Belgic provinces, now re-united under the house will operate as an effectual his dominion.

admonition to yourself and to others, The rajfication of this convention I forbear to say more, than that the is to be exchanged between the con- house have directed that I reprimand tracting parties within two months you for your faid offence; and, in obefrom the date of ligning, which was dience to their commands, I do reexecuted on the icth instant.

primand you accordingly:"

Ordered, Nemine Contradicente,
REPRIMAND

That what has been now said by
MAJOR SCOTT,

Mr. Speaker, upon reprimanding the
EIGHTH OF MAY, 1790. faid John Scott, e q. be printed in the
JOHN Scott, esq. attending in his votes of this day,
place (according to order) was repri-

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HISTORY OF THE THEATRE.

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OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, 1790.

Charles Chouse carries on a design
DRURY LANE.
HIS theatre has, the present sea- Pallet, a painter's; are detected by the

against Mrs. Flurry: they meet at of performers, over that of Covent Garden. It is with much pleasure we with the exposure of Sir Charles, and

a proctor ; and the whole concludes observe the return of King, Parsons,

a proof of Mrs. Flurry's innocence. Palmer, and Mrs. Siddons; the latter

Mr. Palmer performed Saville; Mr. of whom, after an absence of two years, Kemble, for Charles Chouse Mr. played, on the 8th of December, the Bannister, Litigamus ; Mr. `Dodd, character of Isabella, to a brilliant and Flurry; Mr. Baddeley, Grump; and crouded audience, who congratulated Augufta, the principal female part, her return in the most flattering inan

Mrs. Jordan. ner.

The first night of performance was October produced nothing new, ex

not marked by unbounded applause; cept the pantomime of Don Juan, which was originally got up by Mr. previous to the second, the author Palmer at the Royalty Theatre. On curtailments.' But, with all, we are

made several judicious alterations and the 17th of November, was represented much afraid that Better Late tbax a comedy called BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, written by M. P. An- fame of this dramatic author.

Never will contribute very little to the drews, esq. the author of Summer

The proloyue, hardly above medioAmusement, and other pieces of me

crity, was written by the duke of Leeds. rit. The piece commences with Sa. The epilogie, by the author, containville lamenting his lofs at play, and his ing a comparison between the beau of distress is encreased by a letter from Flurry, informing him, that his ward day, was elegantly written, and reflects

“ some years ago," and of the prefent Augusta bas determined never to marry

great credit on Mr. Andrewş. him, on account of his rakith difpofition; and this is confirmed to him im

COVENT GARDEN. mediately after by Diary, Augusta's servant. On the entrance of his friend The manager of Covent Garden he coinplains of his unfortunate fitua- theatre has this season brought for rion, that he is deserted by his uncle ward feveral new performers; but none Grump, and by the fair Augufta. of first-rate excellence. A Miss Wil. Soon after, a new acquaintance, called liams, in the vocal cast, first inade her the Chevalier, enters, advances him appearance in the Crusade, and received money, and takes his bond for it. This a tolerable share of applause: though Chevalier proves to be Augusta in dis not a perfect good singer, she is remarkguise, who, in concert with fir Charles, able for the clearness of her expressions. had agreed to ruin him completely. In Next succeeded, Mrs. Eften, the tragic fubfequent scenes De wiris of him large heroine of provincial theatres. She fums, gets ihe deeds of his estate from made her entre in Rosalind, in As him in the disguise of a counsellor, and You Like It ; and fome nights after atthen discovering herself, confesses it to tempted Roxalana, in the Sultan ; and be he felt who has ruined him. He · Monimia, in the Orphan, which gave reprobales her conduct, until she at the finishing stroke to her reported celength declares it was wholly done to lebrity. In fact, though not below, reforin him, and froin the tenderest she is little above mediocrity. motives. Plurry, informed of this, In September, the manager presented consents to their union. The' plot is a sort of pantonime, called PROVOCAinterwoven with another, in which fir TION, in allusion to the hostilities com.

menced

Menced at Nootka Sound by the Spa- turned on the reprehensible habit of niards. The nature of the piece pro- ' damning plays on the firit night of recured it a favourable reception ; but on presentation, as a matter of sport, the conclusion of the late negociation, without consideration of the author's it was very properly ordered to be with- genius, labour, or feelings; and condrawn.

tained fome just compliments to the We noticed nothing new, or varied, merit of the School for Scandal, and till the 4th of November, when part of the general liberality of a British au. the last year's opera of the unfortunate dience.

} Czar appeared under the title of the The epilogue was a duetto of speakFugitive. The few pleasing songs ing between the supposed author and which it contains, is the only apology Mis. Mattocks, with several points of which can possibly be offered for its fe. humour admirably given by that actress, cond obtrusion on the public. On the on the supposed clamour at the Stock 6th, followed à comedy, called The Exchange, on the subject of Peace or FEMALE PURSUIT ; or, STOP HER War. WHO CAN? being an abridgment of A new pantomime, under the title Moore's Gil Blas, The mistake of of THE PICTURE of Paris, taken Gil Blas, who believed that Auroia in the year 1790, prepared from mawas in love with hin, a footman, and terials collected by Mr. Bonnor, of the the various stratagems of that young Poft-office, was exhibited at this theatre lady, to secure the object of her love, on the 20th. As a magnificent spectacle, don Lewis, are somewhat humorously it has every claim to admiration. It managed. The uth, was represented consists of a series of beautiful and

new piece, called the GERMAN striking views of the principal scenes of HOTEL, taken from the German by a action of the French Revolution. The Mr. MARSHALL, Like most dramatic dialogue is occasionally humorous, and pieces from that language, the present the songs are in general'well written

a mixrure of the pathetic and A serious episode, in which Holman {prightly, incongruously interwoven. and Miss Brunton are the lovers, is We are neither presented with new cha- introduced, for the purpose of trages racter, nor furprized by new incident, dizing love in a nunnery. The hero is a villain, who meditates The music is chiefly original, and it destruction on a family, for whom he bears evident marks of the genius of professes the greatest esteem and regard. Shields. The overture is of the French From the whole a moral is drawn, school. which reflects credit on the author, The dresses and decorations of the although its turn is by no means new piece are extremely fplendid. That guilt is accompanied with its due The late Mr. Edwin, of this theatre, reward. Messrs. Quick, Aickin, Hol- whose comic powers, in concert with man, Farren, Blanchard, and Wilson; the muse of O'Keeffe, have long been and Mrs. Mattocks and Mrs. Pope, the theme of blind admiration, is fucwere the principal performers.

ceeded by a Mr. Munden, who has The piece was prefaced by a prelude, figured much in the country theatres. fpoken by Mr. Ryder, as the poet of the We are not displeased to observe that night, and Mr. Davies and Mr. Bere he rather copies nature than his great nard, as gentlemen of the town, It predecessor,

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Bailey, when judge Alhhurst addressed Geo, I. for that you did, on the 38th

of January laft, in the parish of St. though the letter of the law may not James's, wilfully and maliciously assault apply to the cruel conviction I have Ann Porter ; and that you did, with suffered, prejudice but arms juftice force and arıns, tear, spoil, cut, and with new whips to fcourge ms-my deface her garment, namely, a filk cafe remains she same that it ever did; gown, and other apparel ; and the jury the very fame it was five months ago. have found you guilty, but your coun- I have no new evidence to offer ; such fel have arrested the judgment upon of the family as were present with me two grounds : First, to the form of in Dover-street when Miss Porter was the indictment; secondly, to the ap- wounded, have already given their testiplicability of the act of parliament to mony; that teftimony has not been your particular offence. A majority of credited; as it was the true, and being ihe judges have, after folemn confidera. on that account the only one I had to tion, determined that both the objec. produce, if it did not avail me then, zions in arrest of judgment are well it will not avail me in future. Much founded. The objection to, the words as I have been abused and libelled in of the indictment, that you did then the public prints, and bad as an unjuft and there make an assault, and cut and perfecuting world is disposed to and tear Ann Porter's garment, ben think of me, I will neither bring peoing stated to be done both at one and ple to perjure themselves by fivearing the same time is bad in law, for the to a different alibi, nor by pleading Not assault might be made at one time and Guilty will I be the cause of more per: place, and the cutting and tearing jury among my perfecutors. My inat another. I'n framing indictments nocence, however, has not wanted for upon acts of parliament which affect advocates; one gentleman in particular, life, the law requires that the utmost after whose publication were I to ftand precision should be observed. With another trial with the same people, the respect to the fecond objection, namely, fame perjury that pushed them on to that your crime is not within the in- convičt me before, would only be mul. tent of the act, it is considered that the tiplied with new force, for the purpose act is made for a particular purpose, of strengthening those very weaknesses that of wantonly cutting, tearing, &c. which the learned gentleman in his for the mere sake of miichief, and not letter to the judge who tried me has fo with any previous malicious intention. fully pointed out; and therefore, my Now an assault, cutting, &c. must Lord, I do not feel the lealt exultation have such' a premeditasid incention, in discovering, that after a cruel and and therefore the indi&tment is not bitter confinement of lix months, I within the purview of the act. But only exchange a Jess mistry for a although the lenity of the law has so greater. Good God! for what am I far judged favourably of your cafi, reserved! without friends, without yet God forbid that the common law money, either to fupport me in my of the land should not reach fuch an difficulties, or to enable me io ftand enormity as you have commirred, and another trial with those whom reward that you fhould not be punished for has enriched, and whose cause has your temerity; you are therefore to be made friends of all men-it is impof- ! remanded to take your trial for the fible that a poor and helpless individual misdemeanor at common law." Dould struggle with the storm or cute

Previous to his retiring from the vince those who are determined they court, he begged to be indulged with will not be convinced. a few words. From a paper he then My Lord, I stand an instance of yead as follows:

singular misfortune,-that wbile my “ My Lord,- After a confinement passion for the sex had nearly ruined of six monilis, as disgraceful as it has ine, a fanguinary charge of a nature been disfressing to me, I feel little fatif- directly opposite should complete as faction at the interpretation of a itatute, destruction. I have now nutning to which has neither cleared my character hope or to look for in this world, to as a man, nor eftalilished my innocence my God alone (to whom my innocenc in the eye of jultice. Alas, my Lord! is known, and whom in this inftar.de I am only reserved for fererer trial; at least, I have not offended, I tura

for comfort and support, though justice cloaths rent, and found lierself wound. be denied here; a father fo kind and ed. He gave her another blow on the merciful will not refuse it me, as I breaft and ran away. She called Que demand it of my persecutors on that murder several times, and ran into the great day, when the judges of this court where she lived, which was close world will themselves be tried. Had by. Mrs. Garrowlon, her landlady, it been his gracious will, most cheer- hearing a noise came down, opened the fully should I have fought, among door, and let her into the parlour, where favages, in a barbarous country, that the immediately fainted. She faid, that protection which has been denied me He had taken particular notice of him here."

every time he addressed her, and that The roth, he was conveyed from he wore a light-coloured coat, with Newgate to Hicks's Hall, and being buttons of the same, and lapels. On there arraigned for misdemeanors, he the 14th of June. The saw the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty. On Monday the at Bow-street, and pointed him out 13th, he was put to the bar to take his amongst a crowd of people. She swore trial on eight indictments exhibited positively to his perfon. against him ; but the first alone occu Sarah Garrowfon corroborated the pied the whole day, and lasted from teftimony of the last witness. ten o'clock till after one the next morn Patrick M'Manus, one of the Bowing

Street Officers, deposed, that on the The four Miss Porters, their bro- apprehension of Williams, he went to ther, and four other witnesses, gave his mother's lodgings, and found a their evidence on the trial, which was coat of his that exactly answered the nearly the same that occurred on their description given of it by Elizabeth former examination.

Davis. He produced the coat in court, The Jury, after a short deliberation, and it appeared to correspond with the withdrew, and brought in a "verdi&t account the had given of it. Guilty.

Mr. Angerstein on his examination Next day he was again put to the bar, said, that Tometime after Elizabeth to be tried on feven other indictments, Davis was wounded, she came to his attended with circumstances resem- house in Pall-mall, and described the bling those attached to the former cafe. circumstances to him; he thought

On the first indictment he was ar Williams wore a blue coat, but she inraigned for afl'aulting Elizabeth Davis, formed him he wore a white one. on the 5th of May.-Elizabeth Davis When the evidence was closed, the faid, that the lived in Clark's-court, chairman asked the prisoner, Whether Holborn; that on the 5th of May, the he had any thing to say in his defence had been out on some business, and Mr. Swift defiring him to say nothing, was coming home through Holborn he followed his counsel's advice. Verwhen the prisoner accosted her-he de- dict, Guilty. manded where she was going; she said, He was then convi&ted of a similar

home-he asked where the lived he asfault on the two Miss Bauns. - replied, not far off. Having then fol. The chaii man, after dwelling on

lowed her for some distance, he held the impartial decision of the jury, out a boquet of flowers, and asked if paffed fentence on hin, That he they were not pretty flowers for that Would be imprisoned two years

for each time of the year. He desired her to of the three indictments, and then find 'fmel to them. She told him fe was security for his good behaviour for seven not partial to flowers. On her saying years, himself in a bond of tivo hun. this, he preffed them up to her face, dred pounds, and two fureties in one and she thought from their hardness, hundred each. *they could not be natural, but that

HYDROPHOBIA. they were artificial ones. ing to express her surprise, when he An extraordinary instance of the caught kold of her by the throat with hydrophobia happened lately at Eaton, one hand, and with the other gave her near Windsor. A large yard-dog, bea blow on the thigh. She lieard the longing to the master of the Christopher

She was go

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