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was then infirm, and finking under years ing here some time as curiofities, ree as well as disease; he was confined to his presented with about fifty pounds in room, but would see me, which gave money, and sent back to their native me an opportunity of inspecting his country. private apartment. He had a neat de These gentlemen set out from Ra. tached room for sleeping in, which was vensworth Castle the 24th of May, separated from the court in which it 1768; and at Shields they embarked ftood by a wall about breast high, the for Gottenburgh, were they arrived on top of which was stuck full of human the 27th. They describe the build. lower jaw bones, and the little area ings, the fituation, harbour, commerce, within it was paved with fulls, which, and civil regulations of this town. I understood, were those of neighbour- From Gottenburgh they travelled toing kings, and other persons of emi. wards Stockholm, and on the 7th of nence and distinction, whom he had June arrived in that city. taken prisoners in the course of his In our author's, account of the manwars, and had been placed there that ner of pasting their time at Stockholm, he might enjoy the savage gratification are some interesting remarks on the of trampling on the heads of his ene- death of the great Charles the Twelfth. mies when he pleased.
As we have already, in our selection ." A horrid scene commences in the of Historical Anecdotes, made our palace the moment the king expires, readers acquainted with several partie which continues until Tamegah and culars relative to this extraordinary Mayhou have announced that event to warrior, we fhall make a few extracts his successor, and till he takes possession from this part of Mr. Confett's work. of it. This he loses no tine in doing, “ The day after our arrival a that he may put an end to the mischief Stockholm, we dined at a tavern regoing on there. The wives of the de.. markable for dirt and bad accommodaceared begin with breaking and destroy: tion. In the evening we went to the ing the furniture of the house, the gold opera; the house is a hand fome buildand filver ornaments and utensils, the ing, magnificently, lighted up. His.macoral, and, in short, every thing of va- jesty, the young prince, and many of hue that belonged either to themselves the nobility were prefent. The dresses or to the late king, and then murder of the actors were fuperb; the perone another."
formance a Swedish hiftorical piece, reIn the present instance, before A- presenting Guftavus I. befeging the daunzou could reach the palace gate, city of Stockholm, and routing the a great part of the furniture had been. Danes out of the country. A magnidestroyed, and two hundred and eighty- ficent ftatue is erected before the dietfive of the women murdered.
house in memory of that prince, whom the Swedes regard at this day as theis
deliverer from Danish tyranny. A TOUR THROUGH SWEDEN, SWE.
“ The next day we waited upon Sir DISH LAPLAND, FINLAND, AND
Thomas Wroughton, who is the Ergo DENMARK, IN A SERIES OF LET
lish minister refident at this court;: TERS. ILLUSTRATED WITH EN
gentleman of great politeness and afaGRAVINGS. BY MATTHEW CONSETT, ESQ. JOHNSON. QUARTO. much credit to himself and honour ta
Lility, who fills that department with 1os. 60, 1789.
his country. TR. Confett performed this tour " On Saturday the 10th, we made a
in the course of about three party to view the citadel, an ancient months; Sir Henry Liddel, who ac, building, where may be seen the royal companied him, having previou ly made a mory, colours, and other trophies a wager that he would go to and return - worthy of observation, taken by the from Lapland in a certain time, and military heroes of the nation. The bring to England with him two females curiofities which we thought moftro of that country, and two rein-deer, markable were, Charles the XIIek's These conditions were aclually per, Birt, coat, boots, and gloves, which formed; and the women, after semaia, he wore at the time when he was killed
at the fiege of Frederickshall. The whence I have endeavoured to give you regimental coat is of a dark blue co some account of the inhabitants of this lour, with large round gilt buttons, the country. We left that place yesterday ; waistcoat and
breeches yellow, his shirt and though our accommodations were fine, but plain, a black plain cravat, not of the most agreeable nature, yet his boots very strong and long, with they were rendered tolerable by the square toes and steel spurs, his gloves civility and politeness with which we made of very strong leather with stiff were entertained. We had not travelled tops; the hat also which he wore that far before we were informed, that we day was foi through above the right might have an opportunity of observing eye; a shot which killed him on the a Laplander and his family, who were spot. Various are the conje&tures, feeding their herd of rein-deer at no even to this day, concerning the fall of great distance. We got out of the car. that ralh hero. It is furmiled, with cir- riage, and walked about the distance of cumstantial probability, that he fell by an English mile through a very thick the hand of some of his own army. wood, where we found their fainily in It is certain, blood is still to be seen on a tent or hut. This consisted of an old the gloves, and the mark of his fingers man, his wife, a young man and his is evident upon his sword-belt. It wife, with a very young child, probably seems as if lie had put his hand to the about two months old. The infant was wound when hot, and immediately at- most curiously trusled up in a cradle or tempted to draw his sword to stab, or machine, almost resembling a fiddledefend himself against the assassin. Un- cafe, niade of the thick bark of a tree, doubtedly he had involved his country so formed that it exactly contained the in much' debt and many difficulties; babe, who was fixed in it with a kind but being of a turbulent Ipirit (almost of brass chain, made so portable and bordering on madness) would not listen light, that the mother might easily carry to the distresses and repeated solicita- it in one hand. This cradle,which is also tions of his injured subjects. His pre. sometimes made of a hollow piece of mature death, therefore, may be thus timber like a small boat, the Lapland accounted for without any improbabi- women, when they travel, tie with the lity. He fell a martyr to his ambi- child in it to their back. The child is
not covered with bed clothes, but with The present king of Sweden, Mr. a foft and fine mols, over which they Confett tells us, is rather low in perfon, lay the tender skin of a young reinbut active and well made; that one deer. When they rock' the child, side of his face does not at all resemble they faften the cradle with a rope to the the other; that he delights in military top of the hut, and tolling it from one exercises; and that he forms a camp side to the other, lull the child afleep. every year in the neighbourhood of This Lapland family invited us to their Stockholm, for the fake. of military tent, and offered us their common and improvements.
only fare, which consists of deer's milk, Our travellers, after leaving Stock- and cheese made of the same milk: ocholin, pursued their journey through casionally they eat deer's felh, but have Upsal to Tornao, the chief town of West no kind of bread. We presented them Bothnia, about three hundred and in return for their civilities with some twenty miles north eart of the capital, wine, which they seemed to relish very and situated on a river of the same nanie, much, but gave us to understand that which rises in Lapland, and falls into brandy would have been more acceptthe gulph of Bothnia, running fouth able. ealt. The people here carry on a role "The Laplanders are a strong fearable trade in furs with the Laplanders, tured people, low in Nature, but fo contheir neighbours, on the west and north, Atitutionally hard as to bear the severity and with the Finlanders, who inhabit of the most inclement season. There the eastern side of the gulph.
people are generally born in woods, and “ The most northern point to which are frequently upon the snow, and wanour journey extended was Tornao, from derers from their birth to their life's
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end. Their huts are formed of pieces middle of their legs, girded close about of timber or rafters joined together and them with a belt. They have no licet, covered with turf, or the branches or but their clothes are made in generalık baik of pine trees ; so that architecture a coarse wool without dying; their here may be said to appear in its first shoes and caps of the skin of the reis. rudimenis.' Sometimes coarse cloth deer with the hair outwards. In vis. makes a part of the covering of their ter their clothes are of skin with the tents. In some places, we were told, hair inwards. The women's apparel s that their houses were built upon not very different from that of the the trunks of trees, raised above the men. surface of the earth, or upon a stone When the great expedition with foundation, to prevent, in those defolate which the journey was performed, u jegions, their being overwhelmed in the taken into consideration, the public will enormous drifts of snow, or devoured find themielves indebted to Mr. Come by wild beasts.
sett for much pleating defcription anılac“ In summer the Laplanders wear a curate research, through regions whid close garment, which rçaches to the do not meet the notice of every traveler.
REMARKABLE DOMESTIC EVENTS.
JUNE CONTINUED-JULY 1789.
cestershire, was struck dead by a fiath of ROYAL EXCURSION. *HEIR' Majefties, and their Royal
lightning in her dwelling-house, as he
was pailing to a cupboard to take out a Princels Augusta, and Princess Eliza: hymn book: and two cows, near Lin.
coln, shared a limilar fate. The house beth, arrived at Gloucelter Houte, Wey- of Mr. Holmes, in East Rerford, was inou'h, on June 30, in perfect health, much damaged; several of the servants at a little afier two o'clock in the afternoon. The cannon at Portland Castle most providentially none of the family
were abfolutely knocked down, and set were soon after fired, which were an
lost their lives. The damages done fwered by his Majesty's fhips in the roads, and by a royal falute from the set on fire, but loon extinguished ; a
near Liverpool are ; a barn, ar Eomby, battery on före; and in the evening horse killed in a field near Everton; the town was very splendidly illumimated. Their Majelties are quite de- cholas church yard, while at dinner,
two gentlemen, at a house in Si. Ni. lighted wish the fituation of this place; and the King and Princesses have seve trified; and a cow killed at May-Place,
were affected in their fingers as it elec sal vimes bathed in the falt water.
the seat of Richard Savage, Eid.
On the 27th, about one o'clock, they Towards the clofe of June, the re- had, at Sheffield, several tremendous tail Mopkeepers of the metropolis gave claps of thunder, accompanied by vivid an invitation to their ten reprefentatives and repeated Haihes of lightning; ore to dine with them at the London Ta- of which had the awful and intaa. vern, to celebrate the repeal of the taneous effect of killing a man and horfe Shop-tax. Many members who had
on the Moor near this town. The un. opposed this aci attended; and in the fortunate man, whofe name was Wadi. course of the day, many loyal and con- worth, resided at Dronfield in the neigh. ftitutional toasts were given.
bourhood, and was going to Slcifield THE WEATHER.
to purchase necessaries for the obters. The concluding days of June were ance of the feast held there the followmarked by excelsive rains, attended by ing week. The lightning entered his thunder, lightning, &c. The latter head, and proceeding downwards, pe did conáderable mischief in the coun- netrated through the faddle, making a try. A young woman of Sileby, in Lei- hole about the size of a bullet.
At Oundle, in Northamptonshire, on more properly at the head of this gigan. the 25th, a most remarkable whirlwind tic skeleton, was found a sword, the happened, whereby great numbers of blade of which is remarkably broad, trees were stripped of their branches and the whole length (including the and broke in half, and even torn up by handle, which is strongly plated, and their roots. In the yard and orchard ornamented both with gold and silver) of Mr. Gutridge, felimonger, five crees is five feet. Several pieces of armour were torn up by the roots, a great num were also found, and a dirk, or hanger, ber broke in half; the Deep-skins ap- the liandle of which appears to be highly peared in the air like paper, flying ornamented and studded with silver. nearly out of sight, three cart-loads of A belt was also dug up, the buckle of which were gathered up at more than which is supposed to be gold; and a a quarter of a mile distance; three of brealt-plate. The scabbard of the the skins were lodged at the top of a fiord is of wood, and has been lined very high tree, more than a hundied with cloth, a part of which adheres to yards from the place : some cloth which the rust on the blade. The place in lay out bleaching was torn from the which these remains were found is about ground, and carried almost out of sight; three yards deep, measuring from the it was found more than a quarter of a top of the hill, and as many feet below mile' diftant. It is suppoled to have the furface of the ground at its base; done about gol. damage on this estate. the last depth is walled round, and the A short but very heavy bridge, in the cavity was covered with large stones, parish of Barnwell, was torn up in a on some of which are inscriptions not very remarkable manner: at Barnwell, yet understood. two miles from Oundle, the spire steeple had the table stone cut in half, the south
UNFORTUNATE GALLANTRY. fide of which was took away ; on the A jury met at the Crown and Magnorth side the lead was torn off the pye, Aldgate High Street, about the church, and the east window broken to middle of July, by virtue of a fummons pieces. Some houses were stripped, and from the High Constable, to sit on the á barn blown down : a waggon and body of Mr. Edis, carcase-butcher, of cart were taken from under a hovel, and Aldgate High Street, who was shot by driven a considerable distance; the wag. Mr. Tyler, a young man in the fame gon was broke to pieces. Several peo- line of business, and whose houses joined. ple were took off their feet, and drove The former, though married about fix to a great distance. Some other trifling months fince to an amiable woman, damage has been done to trees and now pregnant, was suspected of having hedges in its way. But what renders an intimacy with a beautiful young this hurricane remarkableis, that though girl about fixteen, the sister of the latter, it can be traced from south to norih who, to be satisfied of the truth or the (which was the direction it took for fallity of the report, changed beds with near ten miles) it did not exceed two the young woman one evening suddenly; hundred yards in breadth.
when, some time in the night, Edis atThere are by no means the whole of tempted to get in at the back chamber the accidents which occurred from the window of the room. In this situation ancommon state of the weather at this he met his fate from the brother of the period.
object of his amour, and who was also
his most intimate acquaintance. DISCOVERY.
jury, after viewing the body, As Mr. Rigg, surgeon in Aspatria, turned to examine evidence, which upon near Carlisle, was lately superintending this occasion was numerous. Upon the fome labourers he had employed in le- examination of the surgeons, it did not velling an artificial mount, called the appear that more than one pistol was Beacon Hill, close behind his house, in fired, but it was loaded with Nugs, as that village, they dug into a cavity there were more than two wounds; two which contained the skeleton of a man, flugs entered under the right jaw-bone, entire from the crown of the head to the and came out on the left side. The ankle-bone. Across the forehead, or jury brought in their verdict “ Killed
in his own defence.” The unfortunate claim the first shot. Mr. Swift and young woman was questioned by the Sir William Browne immediately agreed jury.
that Col. Lenox should fire bit. The FORTUNE.
parties having taken their ground, Col. Among the various vicissitudes of Lenox asked if Mr. Swift was ready? fortune, the following may be relied on. On his ansivering that he was, Col. One Payne, an old jobbing carpenter, Lenox fired, and the ball took place in who lived in a garret' in Chethire Rents, the body of Mr. Swift, whose pistol, Blackfriars, London, and who was near
on his receiving the wound, went of being obliged to apply to the parish for without effect. The parties then quit. felief, has, within these few days, come ted the ground. to a fortune of ten thousand pounds, by It is but justice to add, that both a very diftant relation dying without a gentlemen behaved with the utmost de. will. He is now gone into the country gree of coolness and intrepidity. to take poffeffion of the estate, having fold his effects, confilting of a straw
MURDER. bed, four iron bars as a grate, and a
A desperate affray happened June 18, bird-cage, to a broker in Fleet Lane. at the end of Gray's-Inn Lane, between
a ferjeant of the Coldstream regiment DUELLING.
and a haymaker. The haymaker ftruck The 19th of June, a duel was fought the serieant with his fork, and a foldier between Capt. Tongue, of his Majetty's in company run the baymaker through 6th regiment, and Capt. Paterson, of the body with his bayonet, which killed the India Company's military, in which him on the spot. Capt. Tongue was wounded in the The cases of Thomas Gordon and fide. The cause of the quarrel origi. Winifred Gordon, son an: mother, nated in the street. Capt. Tongue ac convicted of murder at the last North knowledged himself the aggreffor. ampton allizes, are rather fingular.
The evening of July 1, in conse. The facts were, that the father, ipother, quence of some expreflions reflecting on and son, retiring from London to that the character of' Lieut. Col. Lenox, country, the father ftill following the published in a pamphlet, with the name businets of a furgeon and apothecary, of Theophilus Swift, Esq. Col. Lenox became obnoxious, for no other reason called on Mr. Swift, and demanded than that the country people confidered satisfaction. They met next afternoon them as foreigners, not being born in in a field near the Uxbridge road; Mr. the country: There were frequendy Swift attended by Sir William Augus. little quarrels between the neighbours tus Browne, and Lieut. Col. Lenox and them, till at last a justice's warrant by Lieut. Col. Phipps. Sir William was obtained for a suppoled afla ult Browne obferving that Col. Lenox's made by the father. The constable pistols had sights, proposed that a pistol came to their house to take the father hould be exchanged on each side, as on the warrant; the mother and fon Mr. Swift had given up the point of told the constable that he was not at meeting with swords, which had been home. The constable knew he was at originally suggested by him, but ob- home; he went away, and returned in jecied to by Col. Phipps. A pistol was a Mort time with some other people, accordingly exchanged. Col. Phipps who were going to make a forcible then asked Sir William Browne what entry. The mother and son, with a distance he propoled; Sir William gun, opposed them. After a fione had mentioned ten pacus, which were mea- been flung to the windows, the mother is fured by the seconds. Col. Lenox and reported to have said to the fon, " Fire! Mr. Swift being called to take their fire !” which he did, and killed the ground, Sir William Browne aiked in constable on the spot. They were tried what manner Col. Lenox and Mr. before Baron Thoifon at the latt Swift were to fire, whether at the same allizes, and were both found guilty. A time or not? Cul. Phipps stated, that, point was reserved for the opinion of from the degree of the injury, he con- the Judges. The case of the fon was, ceived that Col. Lenox had a right to whether it was necessary to prove the