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Alora and Nerin, followed, and the monizes agrecably with the rest of the entertainments concluded, at a late bouse. From the centre, a large and hour, with a pantomime called Midnight magnificent cul-glass light is suspended, Relry. — The accommodations for the with a number of lamps of a bulbous audience at this theatre are very well form, of ground glass, not of gas, but arranged. The three tiers of boxes are sufficient to exhibit the transparency dispused in the amphitheatrical form: and prismatic colouring of the pendant the iwo lower are painted of a fawn crystals. The way from town to this colour, with crimson octagonal com- new place of amusement is direct partments, enclosing imitations of white enough ; but, as the Waterloo-bridge bas reliefs, and varied by the alternate Company have taken an interest in mitture of gilded wreaths. The fron- completing this Theatre, they should tispiece of the proscenium, with the also take care that the road from their appropriate heraldic arms, is neatly bridge be lighted ; and, still more, erecuted. The upper boxes and gallery that the footpath, for a part of the way, front are adorned with a tolerable chaste be better fenced against the accidents imitation of a Grecian sculptured frieze. of persons in the dark falling into the The ceiling, in its compartments, har- marshes.
Yay it to 16. Trial by Battle-Alzora and Nerine
-Manfredi, the Mysterious Hermit.
Banished Brother-Alzora and Nerine .-Trial by Battle.
WRITTEN AT THE TOME OF MY MOTHER,
POETRY. A HIGHLAND HUSBAND'S GIFT." For it has spells more deep and strong
When hid its native snows among; FROM A MS, IN THE M'GREGOR FAMILY,
And it shall have most pow'r to bless IVEAR thy Mountain's diamond, fair
Where all is peace and holiness.
What tender feelings till my breast;
Has sought its lowly bed of rest! For ever in thy memory
Wake, wake, fond spirit from thy sleep, Thy wedded love would living be.
Thy son is mourning on thy tomb : Or banging on thy ear, dearest,
Oh! ieach bim to forbear to weep. A moment let it shine ;
And calmly bear death's awful doom. Theo in every voice thou bearest
Cold around the winds are blowing, Shall seem a sound of mine
Thunder clouds enshroud the sky Yet no ;-for sever by the tone
Now they burst,-in torrents flowing,
Sweep unpitying, furious by.
But angry storms, and sweeping wind,
In darkest hour are calm and fair, But place it on thy hand, sweetest, Compar'd to that which racks my mind, Clasp'd with the holy gold,
And rankling burns, and lingers there! And when a stranger's hand thou meetest,
Now again the clouds are riven--
Soft, the empress, queen of Night,
Cheering all the vault of hear'o,
Sheds her silvery beams of light! How thought should speak when speech is Not her softness e en can soothe me; true.
Her bright beams but serve to tell, Then bide it in thy breast, dearest !
Thou, who 'bove this world didst love me, If it be pure as fair,
Liest within thy charnel cell. When to thy heart this gem is nearest, Pale grief hangs upon my brow, My image shall be there ;
Disease has stol'n health's rosy hue
Mine eyes are dim, and life is now • The Cairngorm diamond,
With ev'ry joy fast with'ring tool
And as the moon gleams on thine urn, And hark !-soft music wakes upon the Oh God! engraven there I see
gale, Thy sacred name,- my senses burn
Some sighing lover breathes a plaintive I come, dear saint! to dwell with thee!
strain ; Bend then, loved Mother! from thy throne, Telling in saddest guise his simple tale Receive my latest, parting breath ;
Of one he truly loves, but loves in vain. Smile once again upon thy son,
How sweet does music speak unto the soul, And sweet will be his sleep of death!
When in the silence of an hour like this, F. On the rapt ear its richest warblings roll,
And laps the spirit in a trance of bliss. NIGHT.
'Oh! who that owns the passion-moving THE THE setting son has shed his latest ray, pow'r, As down the western slope he slow, Would not exclaim, while joying in the
retires ; And pensive Eve now spreads her mantle “ Hence, gaudy day! to me the loveliest grey,
hour Tinged with the glory of day's parting Is the soft solitude of moonlight c'en.”. fires.
J. W, R. On eager wing upsprings the cawing rook ; And loudly clamours as he homeward flies;
SONNET The whirling bat now leaves his hidden nook,
AT A FRIEND'S GRAVE. While the dull owlet wakes her startling
ES!--Thou art one, alas! of many cries.
friends How sweet to scan the soft approach of
Much loved, whom it bas been my lot to night, As from the east she slowly winds her
Cut off, and from this aching bosom tora way i
By cruel Death.-Oh! how thy men'ry At ev'ry step fast fades the glimm'ring light,
tends 'Till sleeps the landscape 'neath her ebon To sadden my poor heart-for since thou'rt sway.
I do betbink me of that gentle naid, Now faintly gleaming o'er the, dark blue
Whose visage wan, in Sorrow's garb sky,
array'd, The glitt'ring stars their twiokling ra.
Tells how her hopes are now for aye ugdiance throw,
done, Piercing the veil that shuts them from the
And I can ween, as thus beside thy bed eye,
Pensive / muse, that the low murm'ring 'Till heaven's high arch is one refulgent
Is but the voice of lovely womankind, Mark with what lustre o'er th' ethereal sea, Begging to smooth the pillow for thine The full orbid moon, mild einpress of the
head : scene,
Ah! 'tiin vain, thou hearest not her sighs, Sails in the pomp of cloudless majesty, Nor dost thou see the tears bedew her Silvering the prospect with her dazzling streaming eyes. sheen!
18th May, 1818.
N Account of the Quantity of Cotton
1813.... 63,025,936 the Ten Years ending the 5th January,
1815.... 60.060,239 1818; distinguishing each Year.
1817.... 93,920,055 Lbs, weight,
1818 ...124,996,427 Year ending 5th Jan. 1808.... 74,925,306
1809. 43,605,982 Note. -The records of the year ending 1810. 92,812,282 the 5th January, 1814, were destroyed by 1811....136,488,935 fire,
An Account of the Quantity of Wool
...1,266,807 Ciperted from Great Britain, in a raw or
1813 ....1,740,912 tamanrfactured State, in the Ten Years
1815 ....6,282,437 ending the 5th January, 1818; distinguish
1816 ....6,780,392 ing eact year.
1817 ....,105,054 Lbs. weight.
1818 ...8,155,442 Year eeding 5th Jan. 1808 ....2,176,943 Note.-The records of the year ending
1809 ...1,644,867 the 5th January 1814, were destroyed by
Money raised by Poor-rates, or other Rate or Rates, in England and WalesFor the year ending Easter, 1813
1813. 1814. 1815. Noney erpended for the maintenance of the poor £.6,676,105 £.6,294,583 £.5,418,845 Espeoditure io suits of law, removals, journies, and expenses, of Overseers and other Officers 324,956 332,663 324,596
Expenditure for Militia Purposes ; viz. Maintenance of the families of militiamen
156,898 145,284 91,101 All other militia charges ......
89,095 43,166 14,225 Lipeoditure for church rate, county rate, highway rate, &c....
1,614,356 1,692,369 1,657,082
Number of Persons permanently relieved by the Poor-Rates, not including the Children
of such Persons
1813. 1814. 1815. Out of any workhoase...
434,293 429,992 406,748 In any workhouse
97,222 94,084 88,115 Total number permanently relieved ....... 531,515 524,076 494,863 Neaber of persons occasionally relieved, whe
ther in or out of the workhouse, being parationers
439,735 429,267 400,473 971,260 953,313 895,336
Total amount of soms assessed to the property-tax, in and for the year ending 5th April, 1815 ......
. £. 5,117,354 Total amount of the estimates of the annual value of the property on proits, apon which said assessments were made
Average poor-rate in the pondd, on real property, for
Total Number of Members in Friendly Societies, whether Parishioners or not For the year ending Easter, 1813...
.821,146 persons. 1614
.838,561 ditto, 1815.
Arerage annual Amount of Charitable Donations-
An account has been presented to the thousand three hundred and sixty-one: that House of Commons of the number of per- the total exprnse of prosecutions for forsons convicted of crimes throughout Eng- geries, or ultering forged Doles, from the land and Wales, of persons acquitted, and Ist of March, 1797, to the 1st of April, of persons against whom no bills were 1818, amounts to the sum of 148,3701 98, 3d.: fonod, during the last seven years. The that the nominal valme of the notes. of general inference from this document is the which payment was refused, from the Ist of great increase of crimes during the period January, 1816, to the 10th of April, 1813, specified. lo 1811, the whole number of is 74,7601. ; and that the nominal value of commitinents is 5,337 ; in 1817, near 14.000; forged potes paid by the bank for the same in 1811, the total number of persons con- period, which was afterwards recovered on victed was 3,163; in 1817, 9.056. Con- the forgeries being detected, amounted only victed of burglary, in 1811, 16; in 1817, to 751. To show the great and alarming 374. For crimes connected with counter- increase of forgeries of Bank of England "feiting the coin of the realui, in 1811, 94 ; dotes, the whole expense of their prosecu. for the same in 1817, 263. For having tions in the year 1797, was only about forged bank-votes in possession, in 1811, 1,5001, ; while, in the first three months of 17; in 1817, 100.
the present year, it amounted to the eoor. mous surn of nincleen thousand eight hundred
and ninety pounds, It appears, from the accounts jost presented to the House of Commons, that the amount of the sums paid by the public to A paper, laid before Parliament, conthe bank, as a remuneration for receiving tains the following estimate of the sun the contributions on loans, independent of which will be required for the purchase of the annual expense of management, from land on Hounslow-heath, for the exercise the year 1793 10 1816 inclusive, is 397,0861, of cavalry :- Purchase Money of 300 78. 3d. : that the nuinber of notes discovered acres, 12,5001. ; a compensation for Great by the bank to have been forged, from the Tythes, 1,0001. ; Expenses of Act of Par. Ist of June, 1812. to the 10th of April, liament, Law Expences, Trees to be pure 1818, distinguishing those from 11 to 201. chased, and the expense of inclosing the and upwards, is one hundred and thirty-one same, 1,5001.--Tutal, 15,0001.
INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1818.
India-house, addressed to the Secret Con.
the penalties incurred by all Artificers and
TUESDAY, MAY 5.
Borough of Yarmouth in the County of
Extract of a Report from Lieutenant-Gene.
ral Sir Thomas Hislop, Bart, to the Governor-General, dated Camp at Charwah, 26th November, 1817; enclosed in a Des. patch from the Governor in Council at Bombay, dated 1st Jan. 1818.
My late despatches will have informed your Lordship, that Lieutenant-Colonel Adam's division commenced crossing the Nerbudda on th: 14th, and Brigadier-Gederal Malcolm's on the 16th instant. The first was on the 21st inst, near Rasseen, the latter on the 23d at Ashta; and on the 24th and 25th (as contemplated in my despatch of the 31st ult.), the movement of these colomas, and of that of Major-General Marshall, which was at Saugur, on the 21st, would expel the Pindarry Durrahs from their late positions, and the country they utally occupy; but every account siates that they were prepared to fly, and would allow to our iroops but litile chance of comiog up with them.
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE OF
TUESDAY, THE 5TH OF MAY,
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6,
INDIA-BOARD, MAY 5. Despatches have been received at the East
The 25th instant was intended to be pamed
Camp, on the Sipoora, opposite by me as the date on which the positions of
Maheidpoor, * the Pindarries, all above FO mniles in ad.
Dec. 21, 1817, Five P.M. vance of the Verbudda, would be reached
MY LORD, by oor divisioos, and the event has verified
I write froin the field of battle, on which the calcolatiao, although the troops were I have the satisfaction to report, for your direcied to advance with every expedition
Lordship's information, that the arıny of which the difficulties of the country to be Mulhar Row Holkar has this day been coin. travessed percailled.
pletely defeated and dispersed, by the first
and third divisions of the army I have the Eztred from e Despatch from the Governor honour to command.
in Capril ai Bombay, to the Secret Com- This result has grown out of the failure sitter, dated 1st Jan. 1818.
of our negociations with the Government
of Holkar, and of the repeated acts of By the accompanying copy of a commu
aggression and insult which we have expenication received from Brigadier lieneral
rienced since our advance from Ougien on Sir John Malcolm, dated the 26th Novem.
the 14sh inst. Under these circumstances ( ber, yoor Honourable Committee will be
felt impelled by every sense of duty to my ipfarned, that a party of Mysore horse,
country and to your Lordship, to vindicate under the command of Captain Grant, be
without further loss of time the honour of Jaagrag to Sir Joho's division, had surprised the Britisn name. Talym, a post of the Pindarries, in which
Brigadier-General Sir John Malcom is Waleb Khan, the adopted son of one of the
now in full pursuit of the fugitives, with the principal chiefs, was taken prisoner.
greater part of the cavalry. The camp of (Inclosed in the preceding.)
Holkar, and a number of bis guns, remain You will be glad to hear I have completely
in our possession. socceeded in iny little enterprize against
Our loss, I fear, has been considerable this place. Captain Grant, with 1,200 though, I trust, not greater than might have Mysore horse, after a march of 34 miles,
been expected on such an occasion. No garprised it yesterday a little after day
officer of rank has been killed. break. On my arrival at Shojahalpore, I I shall to-morrow have the honour of sent a reinforcement to prevent the escape transinitting to your Lordship the details of of any of the garrison, and particularly of
the action, with returns of killed and Walab Khan, one of Seloo's favourites and
wounded, so far as it may be practicable to adapted son. On my corning here this
collect them. morning, I found the party, which, including
In congratulating your Lordship on the te kahor, were 10 or 12 horsemen, and
important issue of this day, I can only add bei weed 50 and 60 infantry, had opened
at this moment, that the conduct of the le cates of the Gorry, and surrendered at
gallant troops who have gained the victory derretion. I have, after, disarming them, bas been such as to realize my most sanguine released them all except the Kobor and 2
expectations. deseadars. Cheetoo is now beyond Naj
I bave the honour to be, &c. zbur, but I have a report that ke bas left his
T. Hislop, Lieut, Gen. faca lies in the vicinity of that place; if To his Excellency the Most this is confirmed, I shall move in that di- Noble the Marquess of rection.
Hastings. Ertrart from a Despatch from the Governor Copy of a Report from Lieutenant-Colonel
in Council at Bombay, to the Secret Cum- Scoll, commanding a British Detachment sittee, dated 24 January, 1818.
at Nagpore, to the Adjutant-General of
the army, dated Camp, at Nagpore, 30ih We have great satisfaction in transmitting
November, 1817, with an Enclosurr, also to your Honourable Committee, enclosing a
transmilted with the Despatch from the transcript of a despatch from his Excelency
Governor in Council at Bombay, of loc Lieutenant-General Sir Thornas Hislop, to the Most Noble the Governor-General, con
January, 1818. taining information of a signal victory SIR, obtained over the army of Mulhar Row I had the honour to report, for the infor. Holkar, on the 21st of December, by the mation of his Excellency the Commanderfirst and third divisions of the army of the in-Chief, on the 26th instant, that the troops Deccan, under the personal command of the under-my command ha left their cantonLiedtenant General.-This intelligence was ments the day before at the requisition of communicated by Major Agnew to Major- the Resident. They took post on the bill General Sir William G, Keir, and by him of Seetabaldy, which overlooks the Resitransmitted to the Resident at Baroda. On this important esent we take the liberty of # Maheid poor is situated on the river offering to your Honourable Committee our Siff'ra, or Sirnoora, and is about 25 miles Eost sincere congratulatione.
North of Ougein, Scindia's capital.