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when the churches are naked ; at the telligible stuff, should be knocked one it is not possible to get a place, at down if I were near him, I must dethe other void seats are plenty. It is a sire you to secure the lady with my woeful sight to see 200 proud players jet best compliments, and that she may in their silks, when 500 poor people depend upon every reasonable and starve in the streets. But, if this mis- friendly encouragement in my power; chief must be tolerated, let every stage at y' same time, you must intimate to in London pay a weekly pension to the y' husband, that he must be satisfy'd poor, that ex hoc malo prevenial aliquid with the state of life in which it has bonum. But it were rather to be wished pleased Heaven to call her. You see that players might be used as Apollo how much I think myself obliged to did his laughing semel in anno.

your kind offices, by the flattering quotations I make from your own book.

Y'accountof the big belly alarms me! MRS. SIDDONS' FIRST ENGAGE when shall we be in shapes again? how MENT IN LONDON.

long does the lady count? when will

she be able to appear? Pray compleat The late Earl of Aylesbury having

your good offices, and let me know all seen Mrs. Siddons perform at Chelten

we are to trust to. Should not you ham, in the summer of 1775, forty

get some memorandum signed by her eight years ago, spoke to Garrick in

and her husband, and of which I will such admiration of her theatrical

send a fac-simile copy to them, under talents, as to excite his earnest atten

a frank, if you will let me know their tion, who, therefore, without loss of

address. time, wrote to his friend, Mr. Bate " laughed at the military strata(now Sir Henry Bate Dudley), as

gems of the Covent Garden Generals, follows:

whilst I had your genius to oppose “ Hampton, July 31, 1775. them. If she has merit (as I am sure by “Dear Bate,- If you pass by Chel- your letter she must have and will be tenham in your way to Worcester, I wholly governed by me, I will make wish you would see an actress there, her theatrical fortune ; if any lady bea Mrs. Siddons ; she has a desire, I gins to play us tricks, I will immedihear, to try her fortune with us; if she ately play off my masked battery of seems, in your eyes, worthy of being Siddons against her. I should be glad transplanted, pray desire to know upon to know her cast of parts, or rather what conditions she would make the what parts she has done, and in what trial, and I will write to her the post she likes herself best-those I would after I receive your letter. Pay our have mark'd, and above all, my dear compliments to your lady, and accept Farmer, let me know about what time of our warmest wishes for an agreeable she may reckon to lye-in, that we may journey and safe return to London. reckon accordingly upon her appear

“ Yours, my dear sir, most ance in Drury-lane. I repeat this to sincerely,

you because it is of the utmost conse(Signed) “ D. GARRICK.

quence, " Addressed to the Rev. Mr. Bate.” “Pray let me hear from you again

in answer to this. I make no compliAn immediate reply so fully con- ments or excuses to you for the trouble firmed the opinion of Lord Aylesbury, I give you, because I feel by myself that a negociation was entered into, that you take pleasure in obliging me. and an engagement agreed upon be

“I am, my dear Farmer, most sintween Mr. Bate and Mr. Siddons, for

cerely yours, the term of three years, at a weekly

(Signed) stipend of six pounds to Mrs. S. and an inferior one for Mr. S. during the

“Mrs. Garrick joins with me in every Drury Lane Season, which appears to good wish for you and your lady. have been duly ratified from the sub- “Rev, Mr. Bate, Hop-Pole, Worjoined letter:

cester," “Hampton, August 15, 1775. From the statement now given, the “ Dear Bate.-Ten thousand thanks early display is manifested of that for your very clear, agreeable, and genius that progressively raised this friendly letter; it pleased me much, celebrated actress to unrivalled preand whoever oalls it a jargon of unin- eminence; for, from whatever cause,


at the close of her first engagement she St. Helen's church, dedicated to retired to the Bath Theatre, it was but St. Helen, the mother of Constantine for a short season, to re-appear in the the Great, is a vicarage in the gift of capital in cloudless splendour. Lord the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's Erskine, and a few literary friends at Cathedral. This church was founded the bar, had the merit of principally originally before the year 1180, and at promoting her subsequent return to the the dissolution of the contiguous priory London stage.

of Black Nuns, A. D. 1539, was enlarged by removing the intervening

partition. Among the monuments in ANTIQUITIES OF THE WARD OF BISHOPSGATE, IN THE

this church, there is one to the me

mory of Sir Francis Bancroft, who CITY OF LONDON.

founded a school and almshouse at Bishopsgate ward is bounded on the Mile End, to which the Company of east by Aldgate ward, on the west by Drapers are trustees. By his will, he Broad-street ward, and on the south appointed them to attend once a year by Langbourn ward. It is very large, at his monument in this church, to and divided into Bishopsgate Within receive him at his return to life; but, and Bishopsgate Without. The first notwithstanding their punctual conforcontains all that part of the ward mity to his desire, he has hitherto within the city ward and gate, and is made them wait and call in vain. divided into five precincts; the second Not far from St. Helen's Church lies without the wall, and is divided stands Crosbie Hall. The house into four precincts.

known by the name of Crosbie House, It took its name from the gate, which was a magnificent structure, built by has been pulled down to make that Sir John Crosbie, sheriff in 1470, on part of the city more airy and commo- the ground leased to him by Alice dious. The first gate was built by Ashfield, Prioress of St. Helen's. In Erkenwald, then, Bishop of London, this house Richard, Duke of Gloucesin 675, and was repaired by William ter, lodged, after he had conveyed his the Conqueror, soon after the Norman nephews to the Tower. The hall, conquest. In the time of Henry III, called Richard the Third's Chapel, is the Hanse merchants had certain pri- still very entire. It is a beautiful vileges confirmed to them, in return gothic building, with a bow window for which they were to support this on one side; the roof is timber, and gate ; and in consequence of this im- much to be admired. At present, this munity, they rebuilt it elegantly in magnificent room is occupied by a 1479. There were two statues of packer. Bishops, in memory of the founder and The Marine Society next claims our first repairer. In 1551, the company notice. This excellent establishment of Hanse merchants prepared mate- commenced in 1756, and was incorporials for rebuilding this gate ; but that rated in 1772. Its object is to fit out corporation being dissolved, the work landmen volunteers, to serve as seawas stopped, and it continued in a bad men on board the king's ships, in time state till 1731, when it was taken of war; and for equipping distressed down, and rebuilt at the expense of boys to serve at sea at all times. The the city, but was not finished until number of men and boys the society 1735. In 1761 it was finally pulled has clothed during the late war, is down, and the materials were sold. upwards of 24,700. On the same side The ward contains three parish of the street is Devonshire-square, churches ; viz. St, Botolph, (of which The Earls of Devonshire had a townan account may be found in the Im- house near the street, which was called perial Magazine, col. 552, vol iii.) St. after their name. Queen Elizabeth Ethelbuga, and St. Helen's.

lodged in it, in one of her visits to the St. Ethelbuga church, which is situ- city. Nearly opposite, on the other ate on the east side of Bishopsgate- side of the street, stands the White street Within, owes its appellation to Hart Tavern, bearing the date of the St, Ethelbuga, the first Christian prin year 1480. Í consider the above, from cess of the kingdom of the East Saxons, its antiquity, must have been part It contains nothing of much note. It of the inn for the entertainment of is a rectory in the gift of the Bishop of strangers, as was customary in those London; and is known to have been a times. Passing a few houses on the parish before the year 1366.

north, we reach the London Workhouse. This is a large and commo- to say something to his soldiers (which dious building, for the reception, em- he was not used to do), made them a ployment, and relief of the indigent speech to this purport:- What a and helpless. Formerly, the parishes shame will it be, you Englishmen, that paid one shilling per week for each feed upon good beef, to let those raschild, besides the usual assessment; cally Spaniards beat you, that eat nobut in 1751, the governors came to a thing but oranges and lemons." With resolution, that no more children, paid this we may class the speech, more refor by the parishes, should in future markable for its spirit than its elebe received; but only such children gance, addressed by the Commandant should be taken into the house, as of a local regiment in Lancashire to a were committed by the city magistrates, lady, on presenting the colours to his found begging or pilfering on the quays, corps :"Madam, we receiv'n 'em wi' or lying about in glass houses, or un- gratitude, and we'n defend 'em wi'forinhabited dwellings. They are dressed titude; and if ever we are called into in russet cloth. When they arrive at actual service, and colours are shot a proper age, the boys are apprenticed away, we'll bring ť pows (poles) back to trade or navigation ; and the girls again." The noble address of la Roche placed in service. The badge of the Jacquelin to his soldiers is one of the institution has the following motto : finest specimens of the laconic:-“ If I “ God's providence is our inheritance." advance, follow me; if I fall, avenge When the city gates were pulled down me; if I flinch, kill me!" in 1761, the debtors in Ludgate, citizens of London, were removed to a part of this house, till the building of Giltspur

Voltaire was sent to the Bastile by Compter was completed.

order of the Regent of France. On Nearly adjoining, stands a public

c the first representation of the dipe house, of a curious construction, of that celebrated author. the Regent which, though now degraded from its

was so much pleased with the peroriginal destination, was once the re- formance, that he immediately gave sidence of Sir Paul Pindar, who was directions for his liberation. Voltaire ambassador nine years to the Ottoman

waited upon the Duke to thank him for Porte, in the reign of James the First.

his clemency. “ Be prudent," said the He died in 1650, at the age of eighty- latter, " and I shall always take care four, and was interred in the vault of

of you.”-“ I am infinitely obliged,” St. Botolph's Church.

replied the poet, “ but I beg your The ward officers are as follow : Highness may not trouble yourself with Sir R. C. Glynn, Bart, Alderman. providing lodging for me." 14 Common Councilmen, 2 Ward Clerks. 2 Ward Beadles.

A provincial print says, that a man There are three charity schools, and at Burford, in a fit of jealousy, got many other benevolent associations into a fit of passion, and beat his wife

in such a manner that she fell into fts.



No. III.

“ Oh, most gracious and merciful Mr. Saxby, formerly of the Custom- Lord God, wonderful in thy providence, house, being one evening in a party where I return all possible thanks to thee for the conversation turned upon the pro- the care thou hast always taken of fession of medicine, said dryly, “ All I me, I continually meet with most signal know of it is this—the ancients tried instances of this thy providence, and to make a science of it, and failed; one act yesterday, when I unexpectedly the moderns have tried to make a trade met with three old M.S.S.; for which, of it, and have succeeded."

in a particular manner, I return my

thanks, beseeching thee to continue thy

„ protection to me a poor helpless sinner, “ The old commander at Cadiz,"

3 for Jesus Chsist his sake!"* says Selden, in his Table Talk,“ showed himself a good orator, who having to

A lady some time back, on a visit to stacks of any grower in the neighbourthe British Museum, asked the person hood of London; he at one time calin attendance if they had a skull of culated himself worth 50,0001.; not Oliver Cromwell? Being answered in content, however, he fell a victim to the the negative,_“ Dear me,” said she, mania of insuring in the Lottery, for “ that's something very strange, they which he has paid 1,0001. per day; this have one at Oxford.

practice soon reduced him to a state of

mendicity, and, for the last thirteen THE NEGRO CHARACTER. years of his life, he subsisted on the Buffon says, that Negroes possess charity of those who had known him in the seeds of every human virtue. And his better days. However, in August, the Author of "i The Negro equalled 1807, he had a 32d share of a 20,0001. by few Europeans." finishes that tale with which, by the advice of his friends, with saying, “ O Europeans ! if you he purchased an annuity of 601. yet were suddenly endowed with that eter- still fatally addicted to the Lottery, he nal sight, which, with a glance, em. disposed even of that, and lost his all. braces all time and space, you would He was 68 years of age, of gentlebe terrified with a view of the enor. manlike manners, and cultivated mind. mous mass of crimes with which your prejudices against Negroes have weigh

DRUNKENNESS. ed down Europe, almost beyond, the

Expels reason reach of virtue! You would tremble to

Distempers the bodybehold the immensity of virtues which

Diminishes strengthyou have destroyed in the seed, and

Inflames the bloodwhich, but for you, would have pro

( Internal duced the happiness of Negroes-your

Causes External Wounds. own happiness! Ah, hasten, Euro

Incurable )

Is peans! seize the instant, or the return

A Witch to the Senses; of barbarity will remove the noble epoch; posterity will snatch the glory

A Devil to the Soul; from you. Refer not the happiness of

A Thief to the Purse; future times to miserable calculations,

A Beggar's companion; but act. Surround the front of your

A Wife's woe; age with the diadem of beneficence,

Children's sorrow; which shall assure to it an empire over

The Picture of a Beast; every memorable revolution, conse

A Self-Murderer, crated in the temple of Time! Break

Who drinks to others good Health, down the walls 'of Brass which preju.

and dice has reared. Sweep it from your

• Robs himself of his own. sight. It conceals men-it conceals brethren from you. But there is hope

ORIGIN OF THE PHRASE and redemption for this much perse

“GOING SNACKS." cuted and degraded race.-For Voltaire At the time of the plague in London, has justly said

a noted body searcher lived, whose « L'injustice à la fin produit l'inde. name was Snacks. His business inpendance."

creased so fast, that finding he could

not compass it, he offered to any person DREADFUL EFFECTS OF THE

who should join him in his hardened LOTTERY FEVER.

practice half the profits ; thus, those

who joined him were said to go with In 1809, Mr. Christopher Bartholo. Snacks. Hence going snacks, or dividmew died in a garret in Angel Court, ing the spoil. Windmill Street, London. He was formerly proprietor of White Conduit A LITERARY CURIOSITY. House, which owed much of its cele

S. A. T. 0. R. brity to the taste he displayed in laying

A. R. E. P. (). out the gardens. Possessed of a good

T. E. N. E. T. fortune from his parents, the above

O. P. E. R. A. house, and the Angel Inn, Islington,

R. O. T. A. S. being his freeholds, renting 2,0001. per The above lines may be read in four annum in the neighbourhood of Hollo- different directions, and always proway and Islington, and remarkable duce the same words and in the sume for having the greatest quantity of hayorder.


Christian Henry Heinecken, a remarkable child, was born at Lubeck, 6th Feb. 1721, and died there 27th

No. III. June, 1725. At ten months old he

TO CURE WARTS. could talk, and before he was twelve months, he knew the principal facts

Take an apple and cut it, and rubl mentioned in the five books of Moses. it for a few minutes over the wart i and in another month he gained a com- the juice of the apple will loosen the plete knowledge of the rest of the Old wart, which will in a few days drop Testament, and in an additional month off, of the New. His mental powers continued to increase, so that at the age A FIRE PROOF AND WATER of four he could prove the doctrines of

PROOF CEMENT. Divinity from the Bible, was acquainted with ecclesiastical history, and could To half a pint of milk put an equal repeat 80 psalms, 200 hymns, &c. and quantity of vinegar, in order to curdle understood and spoke perfectly the it; then separate the curd from the German, Latin, French, and low Dutch, whey, and mix the whey with the These astonishing abilities were just whites of four or five eggs, beating the shewn to the admiration of the world, whole well together. When it is well and then snatched away. Martini, of mixed, add a little quick lime, through Lubeck, has published a dissertation a sieve, until it has acquired the conon him.-Lempriere's Universal Bio- sistence of a thick paste. With this graphy.

cement, broken vessels and cracks of all kinds may be mended. It dries quickly, and resists the action of fire

and water. To the Editor of Saturday Night. Sir,

PLEASANT EMULSION FOR A Among the members of the late

COUGH, COLD, OR HOARSEHouse of Commons (1821), were an

NESS. Abbot, a Monk, a Baker, two Butlers, a Porter, a Cooper, a Carter, a Farmer, Mix half a pint of hyssop water, a Shepherd, a Falconer, a Forrester; half an ounce of oil of almonds, two eleven Smiths and four ,Taylors ; four ounces of powdered loaf sugar, and a Woods, a Birch, a Beach, a Brook, a tea-spoonful of hartshorn. Take a Marsh, a Longfield, three Hills, and a table spoonful every night and mornGreenhill; Cole and Coke, two Pitts, ing. If there be any rawness or soretwo Poles, two Fellows, and two ness of the throat or breast, two teaBastards; a Rose and a Lemin; a Bruin, spoonsful of Friar's balsam, or of Tura Lamb, a Hart, a Hare, a Talbot, a lington's drops or balsam should be Cricket, a Swan, a Heron, two Drakes, taken. two Cocks, a Finch, two Martins and a Croker; Long and Round, Sharpe and Keene. The House likewise possessed the

GENUINE TURLINGTON following literary names, of which

BALSAM. England has more or less reason to be This is a very good vulnerary balsam proud : Milton, Spencer, Butler, Par- for common uses, and may be safely nell, Wharton, Lyttleton, Collins, taken internally, when the genuine Thomson, Phillips, Campbell, Rowley, Friar's balsam is not at hand. Take Somerville, Falconer, Richardson, Bos- an ounce of the Peruvian balsam ; two well, Blair, and Hume.

ounces of the best liquid storax ; three The foregoing list, if you please to ounces of gum Benjamin, impregnated insert it, I shall expect to read on with almonds; and half an ounce each Saturday Night.

of the best aloes, myrrh, frankincense, J. S. D. angelica roots, and the flowers of St.

John's wort. Beat all these ingredients in a mortar, and put them into a large glass bottle; adding a pint and a quarter of the best spirits of wine.

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