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thus impeded, it rebounded, and took nearly a fraight direction of about eight or ten yards acrofs the mill, and forced its way through the upper part of the wall near to the roof.

Such was the uncommon violence of the fhock, that a man at work at the diftance of two fields perceived the ground to shake under him: the men in the milf declare themselves unable to give any other account of the dreadful accident, than that they found themselves of a fudden thrown flat upon the floor, without knowing the caufe, and that upon recovering themfelves, and fearching for their unfortunate companion, they difcovered him without the leaft figns of life, and bruifed in a fhocking manner.

Dispatches were received from Sierra Leone, dated the 14th of March, by which it appears that the colony had materially recovered from the effects of the late depredations of the French, although no fupplies had fince that time arrived from England. A cargo of neceffaries had, however, been purchafed from an American fhip which called there. Great and fuccefsful exertions had been made by the fettlers in opening and cultivating new farms, as well as in pufhing their trade with the neighbouring parts. A delegate from the fociety of the friends of the blacks in Rhode Inland (a black man of intelligence) had arrived at Freetown, with whom it was agreed, that about ten or twelve free black families from Rhode Island fhould be permitted to emigrate to Sierra Leone, proper teflimonials of their character being given. The utmost harmony prevailed in the colony, and the neighbouring natives continued to fhew the most friendly dif pofition. Some deaths had happened foon after the departure of the French, in confequence of the hardships which were then fuffered; but both the blacks and whites were in general reftored to good health before the, date of the difpatches, and all the neceifary buildings were nearly finished.

The company's fhip the Amy was met at fea within two days' fail of Sierra Leone, which carried out a fupply of neceffaries and feveral paffengers, among whom was Mr. Daws, who is returned to the colony as governor.

2. This afternoon, about two

o'clock a fire broke out in the premises of Mr. Mackeril, a confiderable fellmonger at Kingston upon Thames, which, together, with the coach-houses, ftables, horfes, &c. adjoining, were entirely confumed. The London and Weftminfter affurance engines rendered every poffible affiftance, and happily prevented the further progress of the flames.

3. A general court was held at the India houfe, for determining by ballot the following question:

"That it is the opinion of this court, that in confideration of the long, faithful, and important fervices of Warren Haftings, efq. and to mark the grateful fenfe entertained by this company of the extenfive benefits which they, have received from thofe fervices, a grant of annuity of five thousand pounds, from the aft January 1795, to iffue from the territorial revenues, during the term of the company's prefent exclufive trade, to Warren Haltings, efq. his executors, adminiftrators, and affigns, be prepared by the court of directors, and fubmitted to the board of commiffioners for the affairs of India, for their approval and confirmation, pursuant to the Act of Parliament."

On cafting up the votes, the numbers

were.

For the queftion Against it

508

220

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6. Sir Nicholas Conway Colthurst, of Stephen's green, Dublin, bart. reprefentative in the Irish parliament for the borough of Cloghnekelty.

Edward Muxine, of Pickwell, in Leicefterfire, efq. high fheriff for that county.

John Anfly, of Bread-fireet, efq. 8. The lady of William Miles, of Hatton Garden, efq.

10. Dr. James Williamfon, of Glafgow, emeritus profeffor of mathematics in that univerfity.

Henry May, efq. late captain in the 20th fegiment of toot.

12. Thomas Williams, of Illington,

efq.

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THE

Lady's Magazine;

Entertaining Companion for the FAIR SEX, appropriated folely to their Ufe and Amusement.

O R,

For JULY, 1795.

This NUMBER contains,

14 Character of a Mifer,

15 Ceremony of Hindoo
burning themfelves,
16 On Painting,

17 Singular Account of Mrs. Margaret
Uch Evan,

1. Vioulis. An Eastern Tale,

2. The Brothers. A Tale, 3 Hofpitality,

4 A Detached Thought, 5 Grafville Abbey,

305

6 Story of Halechalbe and the Unknown Lady,

329

7 Affecting Story of Urbain Grandier, 314

8 Defcription of the City of Mentz,

9 De Courville Castle,

10 On Jealousy,

11 Character of Queen Anne,

299

301

304 ibid.

320

324

325

326

12 Account of the new Dramatic Piece

called Zorniki, 13 Anecdote,

327 328

323 Widows

20 Foreign News,

21 Home News,

21 Births, Marriages, Deaths,

329

331

ibid.

18 Enigmatical Lifts,

332

19 POETICAL ESSAYS.- Prologue to the Secret Tribunal.- Prologue to the Comedy of the Bank Note.Epilogue to the fame.-To Mira, a prey to Difcontent.-The Complaint.-A Rebus.-An Enigma. 333-336

337

341

344

This Number is embellished with the following Copper-Plates, viz.

1. A new Pattern of Sprigs for a Gown, Apron, &c. 2. Ruins of a Roman Temple in Italy. 3. The Brothers. And 4. The Billet-Doux, Words by J. P. B. efq. Mufic by R. Hudson.

LONDON, Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, No. 25, Paternofter Row, where Favours from Correfpondents will be received.

To

our CORRESPONDENTS,

D. L.'s Effay is very excellent, but it is to be found nearly verbatim in the Mirror.

We fhould be obliged to the ingenious authorefs of De Courville Castle, to fend us rather longer Continuations.

B. R.'s Strictures are inadmiffible.

If T. M. will favour us with another copy of his enigmatical lifts, they fhall be inferted.

Received, Ode to Charity.-The Philofopher outwitted; a Tale. Stanzas to Mifs C-Epithalamium.-Verfes to a Young Lady playing the guitar.-Pannarius's lifts and epigrams.-G, C.'s Rebus,

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Lady's Magazine;

THE

For JULY,

to the EDITOR of the LADY's MAGAZINE.

SIR,

Amusing myself the other day with a French book, which I believe is not much known, entitled Choix de Petits Romans, &c. I was much pleased with the following little piece, of which I fend you a tranflation, to be inferted, if you think proper, in your agreeable Mifcellany.

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The ruling paffion of Vioulis was a thirst for glory, and his delight the narratives of the terrible battles and innumerable conquefts of the great king Mah-poul-har, the powerful fovereign Trara-Long, and the mighty monarch Hiolam. In Europe, it is true, we fcarcely know the names of these immortal kings; but the annals of Samarcand, which are now loft, were filled with their glorious achievements; and the great deeds of thefe renowned heroes, fo celebrated by fame, inflamed the ardent mind of Vioulis with an eager defire to rival their glory, and rendered odious to him the retirement and tranquillity in which his father compelled him to live. At the clofe of a

VIOULIS: an EASTERN TALE.

AZEM, and be

day

Hafent, fwayed the feeptre in the spring, as the prince was

fitting on an eminence near Samarcand, leaning on a volume of the Samarcandian Annals, and reflecting on the obfcurity in which he was compelled to pafs his youth, there fuddenly appeared before him the figure of an aged man, with a refplendent countenance, cloathed in a long robe, and whofe filver beard defcended to his girdle ftudded with diamonds. "My fon,", faid he to the prince, "you appear to me melancholy,-may I enquire the taufe of your uneafincfs ?"— Though you are a stranger to me, I will

4.

Q92

Lancaster, June 13.

of power on the throne of Samarcand. He governed in peace, and made hinifelf refpected by his neighbours, without attempting to enlarge his dominions. His grateful people called him Hazem the Good, and his enemies at once feared and efteemed him in fine, he attained to happiness, fo rarely the portion of kings.

1795:

Hazem had an only fon, to whofe education he was particularly attentive; it was not committed to a dervife, and Vioulis, though a prince, was a man of honour and integrity.

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