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assisted by the architect, Mr. Garbett, of Winchester, and by the builder, Mr. Evans, of London, who bore the level. The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, attended by the Esquire aud Yeomen Bedels, were present on the occasion. Hertford College having escheated to the Crown, his present Majesty, when Regent, was graciously pleased, in the name and on behalf of the late King, to direct a grant of the site, with all the property attached to it, including an excellent li. brary of books, to be made to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University, in trust for the Principal and other Members of Magdalen Hall for ever.
A Brass Plate was placed in the centre of the Foundation Stone, on which was engraved the following inscription:
Monday, April 24.
The King's birth-day was observed, by special command, in the Metropolis, with every demonstration of loyalty. In town, the morning was ushered in by the ringing of bells: the various steeples in the Metropolis displayed their flags, and a new and beautiful Royal standard was hoisted at the Tower. In the Park and at the Tower, at one o'clock, the cannon fired as usual. The mail coaches made the customary procession from Milbank -the guards and coachmen with their new cloathing, &c. In the evening the public places of amusement, and the Royal tradesmen illuminated their houses.
St. George's Day falling on Sunday, the Society of Antiquaries met at their apartments in Somerset place, in pur
suance of their Statutes and Charter of Incorporation, to elect a President, Coun. cil, and Officers of the Society for the year ensuing whereupon George Earl of Aberdeen; the Right Hon. Sir J. Banks, bart.; F. A. Barnard, esq.; W. Bray, esq.; N. Carlisle, esq.; T. Combe, esq.; H. Ellis, esq.; R. P. Knight, esq.; Hugh Leycester, esq.; Sir Gore Ouseley, bart.; and M. Raper, esq. 11 of the Council, were re-chosen of the New Council; and T. Amyot, esq.; Rev. E. Balme; John Jeffreys Marquis of Camden; John Cooke, M. D.; F. Freeling, esq.; H. Gurney, esq.; W. Hamilton, esq.; the Bishop of London; Sir G. Nayler, knt.; and W. Wilkins, esq. ten of the other Members of the Society, were chosen of the New Council, and they were severally declared to be the Council for the year ensuing; and, on a Report made of the Officers of the Society, it appeared that George Earl of Aberdeen, K. T. was elected President; W. Bray, esq. Treasurer; T. Combe, esq. M. A. Director; N. Carlisle, esq. Secretary; and H. Ellis, esq. B. C. L. Secretary for the ensuing year. The Society afterwards dined together at the Free Masons' Tavern, according to custom.
At the Mansion House, William Simpson, formerly a broker, or a jobber, was brought before the Lord Mayor, by Martin, the officer, who had apprehended him under a warrant granted in 1817. prisoner had been abroad since that period, and bad returned about a fortnight, when he was taken into custody. There were persons in attendance to prefer several charges of embezzlement and felony against him; one to the amount of near 1000Z.; another to the amount of 8101.; a third, 5001.; a fourth, nearly 4001.; and a number of others. The prisoner was remanded.
Wednesday, April 26.
The Royal Humane Society, (which has, since its establishment in 1774, restored 4989 useful members to society, in the Metropolis and its neighbourhood,) held its anniversary at the City of London Tavern; where more than 250 persons of respectability sat down to an excellent dinner. The Chair was ably filled by John Blackburn, esq. (the Duke of Northumberland, President of the Society, being unavoidably absent on account of the dangerous illness of his Mother.) Mr. B. was supported by Sir W. CunninghamFairlie, M. P. Mr. Alderman Atkins, &c. &c. After dinner the chairman proposed the bealth of the King, on his having named himself the Patron of the Institution, and introduced some appropriate remarks on the objects of the Society.
The Secretary, Mr. Jonathan Barber, in making the Annual Report of the Committee, stated with considerable energy the general
general utility of the Institution. He said its objects were two-fold-the first, relating to persons who were rescued from drowning; and the second, to individuals, in a state of suspended animation, from whatever cause. Within forty years, more than twenty thousand claimants of the first class had received the rewards due to their meritorious exertions in having saved so many of their fellow-beings from a premature death, and there were instances upon record of the most heroic bravery on the part of many of the persons to whom the Society had presented the tribute of its approbation. He ad duced several instances of resuscitation
from a state of Suspended Animation through the means adopted by the Society.
After an interesting procession of the Restored Persons (who paid their grateful acknowledgments to their Benefactors,) had left the room, the Chairman, in separate most elegant and feeling addresses, presented honorary medallions to Mess. Barrett, Gillham, Robarts, Arthy, and Richard Thomas, jun. Medical Assistants, for their successful exertions in the restoration of life.
On the health of "The Treasurers" being given, Benjamin Hawes, esq. rose to express his sincere thanks, and then read the report of the subscriptions, which amounted to a very considerable sum. He expressed his firmest hopes that all who wished well to this invaluable Institution would contribute to render it permanent, not only to the present generation, hut to those that were to follow in the succession of time.
The health of the Stewards was afterwards drank. Several other toasts were proposed; and the company continued to enjoy themselves until a late hour.
Friday, April 28.
A meeting of Noblemen and Gentlemen took place at Freemasons' Hall; when it was resolved to erect a Statue of his late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent in some part of the Metropolis.
The King has honoured the Lord Mayor of Dublin by an invitation to dinner. is said, that his Majesty, while his Lordship was present, was condescending enough to compliment him, and the country from which he came, by drinking "Prosperity to Old Ireland," in a bumper of whiskey punch.
The two Universities of Oxford and Cambridge presented their Addresses to the King on his Throne-the former on the 26th ult. the latter on the 28th-the two Chancellors, the Duke of Gloucester and Lord Grenville, headed the respective processions, which were exceedingly
A new and very superb State livery
has been made for the domestics and attendants of the Royal Household.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer stated, a few nights ago, in the House of Commons, that his late Majesty had left a Will. It is said, that his late Majesty, but a few days before his mournful calamity, as if conscious of its approach, ordered a master-key to be made, with which he locked up a drawer containing all his other keys. This master-key be delivered to General Taylor, with an injunction to preserve it in his custody, aud deliver it to no one but himself; or, in case of his decease, to deliver it only to his successor. This key General Taylor delivered to the King on the 22d ult.; when, probably, the Will was found. Wednesday, May 3.
His Majesty held a Court at his Palace, in Pall Mall, principally for the purpose of receiving Addresses of Condolence, &c. from the Lieutenancy of the city of London; the body of the Dissenting Ministers of the three denominations; and the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers and all of them, being their first addresses since the King's accession, his Majesty received on the Throne.
Thursday, May 4.
The anniversary festival of "The Literary Fund" was celebrated in Freemasons' Hall; when the Earl of Blessington took the Chair, supported on his right by the Earl of Pomfret, and on his left by Lord Bolton. There were between two and three hundred gentlemen in the Hall.
"The health of his most Excellent Majesty the King," was the first sentiment given from the Chair.
W. T. Fitzgerald, Esq. was then called on by the Noble Chairman to favour the Society, for the 24th time, with some oecasional lines, in the recitation of which be was greatly applauded. (See p. 447.)
Mr. Braham, upon the invitation of the Noble Chairman, then sung four stanzas, which had been written for the occasion, by Mr. Fitzgerald.
An able, clear, succinct, and most encouraging Report of the funds of the Institution was now made by the Rev. Dr. R. Yates. His most gracious Majesty, the Society's Patron, had recently made his 29th half-yearly payment, making 30007. in the whole.
After an eloquent oration on the me rits of the Marquis of Hastings, Earl Spencer, the Earl of Chichester, and the remainder of the Vice-Presidents, the Chairman gave their united healths, and C. Monroe, Esq. V. P. returned thanks.
The Noble Chairman presented to the company an Icelandic Translation of Milton in MS. as presented to the Society by the Author, in acknowledgment of their benefaction to him.
Mr. Fitzgerald here stated, that the Translation was considered to be excellent by those acquainted with it; and that, if acquired by Earl Spencer, or placed in the Library of the British Museum, it would be deemed an invaluable acquisition. [With regret we add, that the learned and most indefatigable Translator is since dead.]
Wednesday, May 10.
This being the day appointed for his Majesty to hold his first levee since his accession to the Throne, it was the most numerously attended of any that ever was recollected; all ranks being desirous to have the honour of being present at the first levee of his Majesty King George IV. to express their attachment to his person and government; and upon this occasion all present had the honour to kiss the King's hand. Although the levee was not announced to begin till two o'clock, the company began to arrive soon after twelve; and by two about 500 had been set down. The company continued to arrive till near four, when it was ascertained that there were near 1800; being about 300 more than were present at the first levee after his present Majesty became Regent.
In the Court of King's Bench, Robert Wedderburne, a man apparently of considerable talent, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in Dorchester Gaol, for uttering blasphemy at a chapel in Berwick-street, wherein he was a licensed preacher.-On the same day, eight venders of pamphlets, who had been convicted of selling seditious publications, were sentenced to short periods of imprisonment; the lougest not exceeding two mouths.
Monday, May 15.
In the Court of King's Bench, judgment was pronounced upon Mr. Henry Hunt, and the other Defendants convicted at the late Assizes at York, as stated in page 360 of our last Number.
The sentence of the Court was, that Mr. Hunt should be imprisoned in Ilchester gaol for the term of two years and six mouths. At the expiration of that time to find sureties for his good behaviour during a further term of five years, himself in 1,000l. and two other persons in 5001. each. Johnston, Healy, and Bamford, to be imprisoned in Lincoln goal for the period of one year, and, at the expiration of that time, each to enter into sureties for his good behaviour during five years, himself in 2001. and two other persons in 100%. each.
The Judgment of the Court was also pronounced upon Sir Charles Wolseley and Mr. Harrison. Sir Charles Wolseley was sentenced to eighteen months impri GGST. MAG. May, 1820.
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May 3. Montoni; or, The Phantom, a Dramatic Piece, in three acts. Wild. ghostly, and romantic. The subject is fratricide. This play is, we understand, the production of Mr. Shiel, the author of some of our late successful tragedies, and was written while Miss O'Neil was on the stage, and with a view to her performance in it. Her abdication has, we have been told, led to the abridging of the piece; and we kuow not how much the author may have suffered in the operation. But the truth is, that, notwithstanding the great exertions of Mr. Macready in the principal part, the story is too horrible to be endured. Its first night was its last.
May 11. Virginius; or, The Liberation of Rome, a Tragedy. The story of this play must be familiar to our readers. It is the celebrated tale of a daughter's being sacrificed by the band of her father, to prevent her pollution by a tyrannical Decemvir. Appius Claudius. The acting in this piece is very good,
PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c. April 25. Don Juan Gonzales de Rivas, to be Consul at Gibraltar for his Catholic Majesty; Mr. C. F. Inmer, Consul at Liverpool for the Swiss Coufederation; and Mr. J. Wall, Consul at Drogheda for his Danish Majesty.
April 29. The 15th (or King's) Hussars permitted to bear on its standards and appointments, in addition to any other badges or devices, the words "Egmontop-Zee," in commemoration of the distinguished services of the Regiment at that place, on the 2d of October, 1799.
May 6. Artillery-Brevet Colonel Harris to be Colonel; and Lieut.-col. Williamson, from half pay, to be Lieut.-col.
May 9. This Gazette contains a proclamation by his Majesty, dated the 6th instant, announcing his intention of celebrating the solemnity of his Coronation, on the 1st day of August next; and further notifying, that he has appointed a Commission, under the Great Seal, to meet at the Painted Chamber in the Palace at Westminster, on the 18th instant; and from time to time to adjourn, as to them shall seem meet, for the purpose of hearing and determining such claims as may be exhibited by any of his loving subjects, in regard of sundry manors, lands, and other hereditaments, for which they are to perform divers services at the time of the Coronation.
Gen. Sir H. T. Montresor has been invested with the Ensigns of a Knight Commander of the Most Hon. Military Order of the Bath; and Lord Howard of Effingham with the Ensigus of a Knight Grand Cross of the same Order :-also, Majorgen. W. Hutchinson, late Lieut. Governor of Malta, has received the honour of Kuighthood.
Brevet Major Ross, of the Portuguese service, to be a Lieut.-col. in the Army; and Capt. Alms, of the Artillery, to be a Major.
May 13. Mis Majesty conferred the honour of Knighthood on W. D. Evans, esq. Recorder of Bombay; R. Baker, esq. Chief Magistrate at the Public Office, Bow street; J. Tobin, esq. Mayor of L.verpool; T. Mantell, esq. Mayor of Dover; and G. S. Gibbes, of the City of Bath, M.D. F.R.S. Physician to her late Majesty.
May 16. Sir J. M. Stronge has been
appointed one of the Gentlemen in Ordinary of his Majesty's Most Hon. Privy Council; Admiral Sir W. Domett and Vice-Admiral Sir T. Foley have been created Knights Grand Crosses of the Order of the Bath; and the honour of Knighthood has been conferred on F. S. Darwin, M.D. Senior Bailiff of the City of Lichfield.
84th Foot Major-general Sir G. T. Walker, from the Rifle Brigade, to be Colonel.
Rifle Brigade- Major-general Sir E. Barnes, to be Colonel Commandant of a Batalion.
Robert Woodhouse, esq. M.A. F.R.S. Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, to be Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, v. late Dr. Milner.
Rev. John Jones, M.A. of Jesus College, and archdeacon of Merioneth, in the Diocese of Bangor, to be Canon Bampton's Lecturer for the next year.
Rev. Thomas Pearce, to the perpetual cure of Tywardreath, Cornwall.
Rev. F. Wm. Bayley, (of St. John's V. Margate.) to be Chaplain of the House of Commons.
Rev. Hugh Williams, M.A. (Scholar of Jesus College, Oxford,) Rhosilly R. Glamorganshire.
Rev. Francis Bickley Astley, M. A. Bishopstrow R. Wilts.
Rev. Head Pottinger, Compton V. Berks.
Rev. E. Law, nephew to the Lord Bishop of Chester, to be Chaplain to the British Factory at St. Petersburg.
Rev. C. J. Blomfield, St. Botolph R. Bishopsgate, vice Dr. Mant promoted to the Bishopric of Killaloe.
Rev. Edward Nortbey, Great Ilsley, in Berkshire.
Rev. Thomas Gardner, A. M. Willen V. Berks.
Rev. Wm. Verelst, Grayingham V. in Lincolnshire.
Rev. C. Chisholm, Rector of Eastwell, Kent, to hold the Vicarage of Preston next Faversham, with Eastwell.
April 28. In Pall-mall, Lady Fitzroy Somerset, of a son, still-born. A few days since, at Sandhurst, Mrs. Balland, of three children, who, with their mother, are in a fair way of doing well.
May 5. At Airadilly, N.B. the Lady of the Hon. William Fraser, of a son aud
heir.-In Whitehall-yard, the Lady of Sir Robert Gifford, Attorney General, of a daughter.-15. The wife of J. E. Conant, esq. of Berners-street, of a son.-17. At his Lordship's house in Margaret-street, Cs-' vendish-square, the Viscountess Duncannon, of a son.
1819, Nov. 3. At Bombay, James Norton, esq. of the East India Naval service, to the Hon. Eliza Bland Erskine, dau. of the late Lieut.-col. Su.ith, and widow of the Hon. Lieut.-col. Erskine.
29. At Calcutta, Capt. H. A. F. Hervey, of the 7th regiment of Bombay Native Infantry, and Barrack master, N.D.G. to Harriet Anne, dan, of Wm. Barnfield, esq. formerly of Pentonville.
1820 Feb. 3. At Rio de Janeiro, Charles Lukin, esq. to Emma, daughter of Wm. Young, esq.
March 14. At the Palace Chapel, Malta, R. Bourchier, esq. to Miss Lander.
April 6. Robert Pouget, e:q of the East India Company's Engineer Corps, Bombay Presidency, eldest son of Jos. Pouget, esq. late of the Medical Establishment of the same Presidency, to Elizabeth Anne Paget, eldest daughter of Dr. Paget, of Exmouth, Devonshire.
15. At Leghorn, Daniel Cave, esq. of Clevehill House, Gloucestershire, to Frances, daughter of Henry Locock, esq. M. D. of Northampton.
At Paris, G. Rogers Barrett, csq. to Anna Maria, widow of Major-gen. Sey. mour, late Governor of St. Lucia.
17. At Madeira, Rich. R. Sheffield, esq. to Mary Anne, daughter of Win. Griffiths, esq. of Camberwell.
Wm. Wilson, esq. of the Army Payoffice, to Sarah, dau. of the Jate Win. Salkeld, esq. of Fifehead Neville, Dorsetshire.
At Edinburgh, John Sco1t, esq. of Gala, to Madalane, daughter of the late Sir Archibald Hope, bart. of Craig Hall,
19. Rev. Wm. Fraser, Chaplain to the Hon. East India Company, to Margaret, daughter of the Rev. Robt. Mackenzie, of Knockbain, Ross-shire, N. B.
22. George Ely, esq. of Rochester, to Mary, daughter of the late Mr. John Thompson, Master Joiner of his Majesty's Dock-yard, at Chatham.
Capt. Hulme, of the Royal Scots, to Jane, daughter of the late John Wills, esq. of Doctors' Commons.
24. Rev. Richard Henry Chapman, to Miss Emily Anne Allen.
At Edinburgh, John Scotland, jun, esq. W.S. of Luscar, Fifeshire, to Mary, dau. of the late Robt. Burn, esq. of Jessfield.
25. Thomas Hewitt, esq. of Guildfordstreet, to Maria, daughter of the late Edward Penman, esq. of Great Russell-street.
F. Newdigate, esq. to Lady Barbara Legge, daughter of the Countess of Dartmouth, and sister to the present Earl.
At Clonmel, Henry Skellern, esq. surgeon, of Clara (King's County), to Susanna Maria, daughter of James Goldrisk, esq. Assistant Commissary General.
Rev. Henry Reade Quartley, of Wolverton, Bucks, Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of Grafton, to Louisa Catherine, sister of Sir John C. Honywood, bart.
John Tylson Pares, esq. sun of John Pares, esq. of the Newarke, to Mary, daughter of E. Andrew Burnaby, esq. of Bagrave Hall, Leicestershire.
26. At Gillingham, near Beccles, Tho. Parker, esq. of Wood-street, Cheapside, to Esther, daughter of Samuel Shaw, esq.
Rev. Allen Cooper, Chaplain to the Marquis of Exeter, to Harriet Anne, daughter of the Rev. John Turner, Archdeacon of Taunton, and Canon of Wells.
27. George Halsted, esq. to Josepha, daughter of the late J. Kirkman, esq. of Westergate Cottage, Sussex.
29. James Pulinan, esq. of Parliamentplace, to Harriet Mary, dan, of the late Wm. Walker, esq. of East Hill, Wandsworth. Wm. Emerson, esq. of Euston-square, to Miss Russell, of Cadogan-place.
Capt. Wm. S. Macdonald, to Miss Samburn, of Portman-place, Paddington.
Lately. At Dublin, Henry Stisted, esq. Capt. in the 1st regiment of Royal Dragoons, to Elizabeth Clotilda, daughter of Bladen Swinney, esq. of Kildare-street,
At Edinburgh, John Gibson Lockhart, esq. Advocate, and of Baliol College, to Sophia Charlotte, eldest daughter of Sir Walter Scott, of Abbotsford, bart.
May 1. Rev. J. Van Hemert, son of the late F. Van Hemert, esq. of Loudon, to Caroline, daughter of T. Richardson, esq. of Norwood, Surrey.
F. B. Wright, esq. of Hinton Blewett, Somersetshire, to Sarah Emily, relict of the Rev. Wm. Bingham.
Rev. J. Hill, Rector of Bonchurch and Shanklin, to Jane Helena, daughter of the late Sam. Shute, esq. of Fern-hill, both in the Isle of Wight.
2. Sir W. Newry Clerke, bart. to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of G. W. Kendrick, esq. of Mertyn, Flintshire.
4. Rev. Henry Austen, of Keynston, Dorsetshire, to Elizabeth, widow of the late Capt. Dickens, R. N.
9. George Vardy, esq. of Marlboroughsquare, Chelsea, to Miss Grojan, of BrompLon Grove.
11. Mr. I. F. B. Mertens, of Demerara, to Eugenia Margaretta, dau, of the late P. W. Marr, esq. of Lewisham, Kent.
15. At Epsom, the Rev. R. F. Snelson, Vicar of Reigate, to Eliza, daughter of Solomon Davies, esq.
16. Cuthbert Rippon, esq. of Stanhope Castle, Durham, to Eleanor, third dau, of T. Moxon, esq. of Mincing-lane.
18. Mr. Josiah Slee, to Miss Harriet Taite, both of Bermondsey.