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fins should be received in future or suite would have reached the inn not; or, his Lordship added, he without considerable difficulty. The would endeavour to prevail on the crowd followed to Wright's Hotel parish to wave their opposition in the nearly as fast as the carriage, it being present instance, on the patentee reported by some that the fair female giving a promise to bring no more was in a mask, under the habit of a coffins of ihe same kind till the ques- male attendant, whilst others stated tion was settled in Doctors' Com- that she would not be landed till the

The patentee informed the middle of the night. In about half an Bishop, that it was impossible to put hour, however, after the arrival of the the body in any other coffin, as the first boat, a second boat came into the one in which it was deposited could harbour, and landed the Circassian not be opened; and that he could beauty. She was attended from the not undertake, even if this coffin schooner by Lieutenant Graham, of were received, not to bring any more, the preventive service, and two black as he had just placed two other bo- eunuchs. She was scarcely seen; for dies in iron coffins in that parish. the instant she landed she was put The husband then cited the Rector into a coach, which conveyed her to of St Andrew's into the Commons, the inn. She had on a hood, which to answer to certain interrogatories covered the upper part of her head, to be administered to him. The and a large silk shawl screened the clergyman bas entered his appear lower part of her face, across the ance, and the case will be decided nose, from observation ; therefore in the course of the ensuing term. her eyes, which are truly beautiful,

25. ARRIVAL OF THE PERSIAN and part of her forehead, were the AMBASSADOR AND THE FAIR CIR. only parts of her beauties that could

About three this after be seen. She is of the middle stanoon, his Majesty's schooner Pio- ture, and appeared very interesting. neer arrived in Dover roads, and very Her look was languid from illness, shortly after the boat belonging arising from a rough passage. She to the Customs put off from her un- was conducted to a bed-room on der a salute, She had on board the reaching the inn, but no one was alPersian Ambassador and suite, who, lowed to attend her but the eunuchs. on landing, were greeted with an- NewsTEAD ABBEY.—This stately other salute from the guns at the and venerable pile, (recently purheights. As the schooner had been chased by Major Wildman for the seen for some time before her arri. sum of L.100,000), has been for nearval, there was an amazing concoursely three centuries the abode of the of people assembled on the beach; ancient and noble house of Byron. and the novel nature of the arrival It was granted at the dissolution of of ten or a dozen persons habited in the monasteries by King Henry VIII. silks and turbans, with daggers and to Sir John Byron, one of the favoulong beards, in no small degree at rites of that monarch, and son of the tracted the attention of the inhabi. brave Sir John who perished on the tants, whose curiosity had been rai. field of Bosworth. In the vault, unsed to the highest pitch by the dif- der the magnificent chapel at Newferent accounts of the beauty of the stead, repose the mortal remains of fair Circassian; and had not a coach · several generations of this illustrious been provided at the water's edge, and “ time-honoured race," whose we much doubt if his Excellency and descendant, gifted with the most

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splendid talents which can adorn any cousin, George Anson Byron, a cap-
name, is now a self-exiled wanderer tain in the royal navy.
on a foreign shore, and thus volunta- 28. A shock of an earthquake has
rily despoils himself and his posteri- been felt in the neighbourhood of
ty of the patrimony so dearly and so Rome, and has done considerable
nobly purchased by the valour and mischief. The famous cupola, call-
virtue of his ancestors. Previous to ed il Castello, is now a heap of ruins;
the Noble Lord's departure from and the Church of the Minor Friars,
England, his extensive estates in of the order of St Francis, of which
Lancashire and Cheshire were it formed a part, rendered incapable
brought to the hammer and sold. of serving any longer as a place of
Horeston, in Derbyshire, now alone worship. It is reported that the
remains of all the vast possessions of shock was felt along the whole coast
this illustrious and once numerous of the Mediterranean, and that con-
family. It was conferred by William siderable damage has been done in
the Conqueror upon Hugues de Bi- many places. Fortunately no lives
ron, one of the valiant adventurers have been lost.
who enlisted under his banner. It INDIAN ARMY. A return of all
formerly boasted a strongly fortified the inilitary forces, regular and ir.
castle, where Sir John de Biron, regular, serving in India at the date
(better known in the old chronicles of the last dispatches, distinguishing
by the name of “ John of Hore- the numbers of the King's forces
ston,”) maintained his court in a from those of the Company, and the
degree of feudal splendour not much Europeans from the Natives :
inferior to that of his sovereign. Of
the old castle, however, not a vestige
now remains.

King's Cavalry,......... 4,692
The present young

Infantry,........ 17,858722,550 nobleman is not the first of his fami

Company's- European ly who has attained literary celebrity.

artillery,... 4,583 His aunt Isabella, Countess of Car

European lisle, possessed a fine taste for poetry, Native cavalry...........

infantry,... 3,120- -7,703 and was the authoress of The

Native infantry, Fairy's Answer,” in reply to Mrs Native artillery, includ

..........132,815 Greville's Ode to Indifference. Lord

ing gun Lascars at. Byron is godson to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, and grand

ropean artillery, 8,759—152,585 son to the late Honourable Adiniral

Total regulars,......182,838 Byron, with whose simple and affecting. “ Narrative” almost every body is acquainted. Should his

Native cavalry,

Native infantry, ...........17,082-24,741 Lordship die without male issue, the Invalids and pensioners,

5,875 title and estate of Horeston, which are unalienable, will descend to his

Grand total, ........,213,454

REGULAR TROOPS.

11,011

tached to the Eu.

IRREGULAR TROOPS.

7,659

This number includes two regiments of light dragoons, embarked in February last for India, for the relief of other regiments on that station. The strength of the ewo regiments stood) the voice (report) of some persons, saying,' We saw a ship, equal to her we never saw before; and

was 929 men.

+ Four regiments of cavalry and two of infantry are under orders to return to Europe, consisting in whole of 4212 men.

the King of Yaud had sent plenty of MAY.

every

kind of food, with cows and

sheep; there were two men, one wo3. MUNGO PARK.-The death of man, two male slaves, and two maids this enterprising traveller is now in the ship; the two white men were placed beyond any doubt. Many derived froin the race (sect) of Nassri accounts of it have been received, (Christ, or Christianity). The King and although varying as to the cir- of Yaud asked them to come out to cumstances attending it, yet all a- him (to land); but they refused cogreeing that it has taken place. One ming out (landing); and they went statement was given to Mr Bowdich, to the King of the country of Bassa, while on his mission to the King of the who is greater than the King of Ashantees, in 1817, by a Moor, who Yaud; and while they were sitting said that he was an eye-witness; and in the ship, and gaining a position the same gentleman procured an A. (rounding) over the Cape of Koodd, rabic manuscript declaratory of Mr and were in society with the people Park's death. This manuscript has of the King of Bassa, the ship reachbeen deposited with the African As- ed (struck)

ahead of mountain, which sociation, formed for the purpose of took (destroyed) her away, and the extending researches in that part of men and women of Bassa all together, the world. Two translations have with every kind of arms (goods), been made of this curious document; and the ship could find no way to a. one by Mr Salamé, an Egyptian, void the mountain ; and the man who who accompanied Viscount Exmouth was in the ship killed his wife, and in his attack on Algiers, as interpre- threw all his property into the sea ter; and the other by Mr Jackson, (river), and then they threw them. formerly consul at one of the Barbary selves also, from fear. Afterwards courts. The following is Mr Sala. they took one out of the water till mé's translation, from which, how the news reached the town of Kanji, ever, the one by Mr Jackson only the country of the King of Wawi; differs in a triling degree. The and the King of Wawi heard of it; words in italics have been inserted he buried bim in his earth (grave), by Mr Salamé, in order to render and the other we have not seen ; perthe reading more perfect, and are haps he is in the bottom of the wanot in the original.

ter; and God knows best.' AuthenA Literal Translation of a Declara- tic from the mouth of Sherif Abra. ,

tion written in a corrupted Arabic, ham.”—In addition to the foregoing, from the town of Yaud, in the inte- another corroboration has been obrior of Africa,

tained. Lieut.-Col. Fitzclarence, “ In the name of God, the merci. when on his voyage down the Mediful and the munificent. This decla. terranean on board the Tagus friration is issued from the town called gate, Capt. Dundas, with dispatches Yaud, in the country of Kossa. We from the Marquis of Hastings, learnt (the writer) do witness the following from the Governor to the two sons case (statement.) We never saw, of the Emperor of Morocco, who nor heard of the sea (river) called had been on a pilgrimage to Mecca, Koodd; but we sat to hear (under- and were then returning home, that

VOL. XII. PART II.

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he (Hadjee Talub) had been to Tim- ing in his carriage to his hotel in the buctoo in 1807, and had heard of Rue Champs Elysées. The carriage two white men, who came from the was driven by his coachman, Daniel sea, having been near that place the Guiver; and Louis Denneux, his year before, and that they sold beads, footman, was behind. At the moment and had no money to purchase grain. when the carriage approached the This person added, that they went hotel, the explosion of fire arms was down the Nile to the eastward, and heard, and the light was seen by the that general report stated that they Duke, his coachman, and footman. died of the climate. There can be little The sentinels were at the door of doubt but the two white men here al. the hotel when the report was heard. luded to were Mr Park and his com- The Duke at first thought that the panion Lieut. Martyn, who were at firing proceeded accidentally from Sansanding in November 1805, and the muskets of the sentinels; but could, in the following year, have when, on getting out of his carriage, been near Timbuctoo. Sansanding the footman asked him, with great is the place from whence the last anxiety, if he was wounded, he could dispatches were dated by Mr Park; no longer doubt but that the firing and Amadi Fatouma, who was his of the pistol proceeded from malice, guide afterwards, was sent to learn and was aimed at his carriage. his fate, and returned with an ac- The Commissary of Police being count of Mr Park being drowned. informed of what passed, proceeded The statement of this person was, next day, at eleven o'clock, to the however, of such a nature as to ex- hotel of the Duke of Wellington, cite suspicions of its correctness: where he collected the following and hopes were entertained that Mr. facts :—The coachman, Guiver, dePark had not met with such an un- clared, that having turned from the timely fate. Fourteen years have now Rue St Honoré into that of the almost elapsed since the date of Champs Elysées, and while in the his last dispatches ; a circumstance front of the inn which faces the howhich is of itself sufficient to demon- tel of Abrantes, he perceived a man strate, that he is to be added to the following the carriage, sometimes catalogue of those who have perish- going quicker and sometimes slowed in their attempts to explore the er; and that as Guiver was about to interior of Africa.

enter the hotel, he saw the same 4. Court of Assizes, PARIS. In. man pointing a pistol at the carriage, VRSTIGATION OF AN ATTEMPT TO AS- heard the explosion, and saw the fire. SASSINATE the Duke of WELLING. He added, that the man was only

Accusation against Marie- three or four paces from the carAndré Cantillon, a jeweller, born at riage, but that the horses being Paris, and residing at No. 16, Rue frightened, he was obliged to direct de Dauphiné; also, against Joseph all his attention to them, and was by Stanislas Marinet, aged 49, without that means prevented from seeing any occupation, born at Hortagne, which way the man fled; but that he department of Ain, and residing at could perceive, so far as the darkness NO. 313, Rue St Honoré.

of the night would permit, that the About one o'clock on the morn- person was dressed like a citizen, ing of the 11th of February 1818, with dark-coloured clothes and a the Duke of Wellington was return. round hat, but that he could not re

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collect his height or his figure, or was soon out of sight. Morris supwhether he had mustachios.

posed the man to be about five feet Denneux, the footman, stated, three inches high, with a dark coat that as the carriage was entering the and metal buttons, and a stick in his gate of the hotel, he saw the man

hand. suddenly raising his right hand on Next day, the Juge d'Instruction his left arm, and pointing the pistol attended at the hotel of the Duke to at the carriage, which immediately take his deposition. The outside as went off, and that by the light of the well as the inside of the carriage was fire he was able to observe the man, examined ; but no trace of a ball who appeared to be about five feet could be discovered ; and it was supsix inches high, and about thirty-six posed the ball had passed through or thirty-eight years of age, that he the two windows of the carriage, the was thin and brown, had mustachios, glasses of which were down, and and wore a round hat. The rapid struck against the wall of the hotel movement of the carriage, and a seat de Clisson, which was opposite to placed behind it, prevented this wit. that of the Duke; but no distinct ness from immediately going in pur- mark of a ball could be discovered suit of the man, who ran away to. there. wards the Rue St Honore; but he It appeared from the examination cried out to the guards, “ Stop! taken after the 11th of February, stop !" but they were prevented that a report was spread at Cambray from pursuing the man, in conse- of the Duke of Wellington having quence of the carriage having just been assassinated ; and it was certain entered the gateway of the hotel. that the attempt was the result of a

Two persons, named Thomas Car. plot which had been formed a long ter and William Morris, belonging to time before. Colonel Burgh, Aidethe Duke's household, were at an inn de Camp to the Duke, stated, that in the Rue de la Madelaine. When being at Cambray on the 15th of Jathey heard the carriage returning, nuary 1818, he received a letter with they left the inn in order to go to the post-mark of Paris on it, and hathe hotel, and while proceeding a. ving no other signature than the letlong the Rue des Champ Elysées, ters F. G. ; that in this letter it was on the left-hand side, they saw the announced that attempts were maflash, and heard the report of fire. king against the life of the Duke of arms; and immediately after saw a Wellington, and that a proposal had man running precipitately along the been made to the writer to enter inRue Madelaine. Thomas Carter said to the plot, which he refused to comto his companion, “ I'll lay a wager ply with. Colonel Burgh immediatethat that man fired at the Duke's ly sent this letter to the Duke, who carriage;" but as they heard nobody was then at the chateau de St Marcall out, and being besides strangers, tin, near Cambray. The Duke disand fearing lest they should do any regarded this communication, and thing contrary to the usages of the the letter was burnt or lost. On the country, they did not at the moment 11th of February following, in the attempt to stop the man; but meet- evening, an Italian named Ghirardi, ing with three soldiers, who were who bad formerly been servant to pursuing the assassin, William Mor- Colonel Burgh, and was then in the ris joined them, and the assassin, service of D. Los Rios, brother to who was a hundred paces in advance, the Spanish Ambassador, came to

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