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In Mold Church, in Flintshire, is an mistaken. The contents of Talbor's book
on The Gatherer.
ell He was moved to give particular direc. A FILTHY wretch, in a red jacket, who tions for being buried in the adjoining frequents Merrion-square, Dublin, obchurchyard,
serving an elderly lady alone, implored And not in the church.” charity in the name of all the saints of In 1776, the king of France prohibited the calendar, vowing to God, if she did fix the burying in churches.
not give him a tenpenny, he would, that In America, the practice of burying day, be driven to do a deed his nature in churches is not yet abolished, either shuddered at; yet he would do it before by law or by common sense. But ideas . sunset. Alarmed at his situation, the of a better mode are gradually advancing pious old lady, imagining he meditated among them; and in time we shall proba- suicide, gave him the money, and im. bly observe an absolute divorce pronouncedi plored him to think of his immortal soul, between the church and the cemetery, so
and do nothing rashly, adding-
my lady !” said the arch wag, tossing up
driven to work for the bit, which I won't
do, please God, while this holds, any The first book on the virtues of this
how !" medicine was printed at London in 1682,
மன் and entitled, The English Remedy; or,
HANDEL, who was one of the greatest Talbor's Wonderful secret for Curing gluttons of the age, frequently ordered a of Agues and Fevers. By Sir Robert dinner at a tavern for five, when only
Talbor. This work was a mere transla- bimself was to partake of it. Having tion from a French book, written by the once ate so immoderately as to be nearly surgeon to the duke of Orleans. In 1683, deprived of all power of respiration, a Dr. Gideon Harvey published a small physician, a friend of his, was called in, tract, called The Conclave of Phisitians, who, hoping to alarm him out of his with a Discourse on the Jesuit's Bark, beastly custom,
directly told him he was in which he treats some of the greatest a dead man. “ Are there then no hopes ??? names in his profession with much scur- said Handel. “None," replied the friend. rility and contempt. Alluding to Dr. “Say you so ?” rejoined the other;
Talbor, he says, Though this Jesuit's then I'll make the most of my time,”
NOTICE TO READERS.
portant works from the pens of eminent masters teville, in the Memoirs' of Queen Anne spirits of the age will appear during the week of Austria, vol. 5, p. 208, says, that in
of the publication of our first number. In order 1663, the queen being ill of a fever, the the Mirkok, we intend producing a Supplement
therefore to keep up the character and spirit of physicians gave her the Jesuit's bark, devoted to select extracts from the new works off which removed it for a 'time. This shows Sir Walter Scott and Thomas Moore, and which the practice of it before Sir Robert Tal- will be published with the current number of the bor was applied to. Madame de Motte- MIKROR, on Saturday next, July the 7th. ville, who waz never absent from the queen, and is minute to a great degree in
Printed and Punished by J. LIMBIRD, 143, whatever concerned her, could not be
Strand, (near Somerset-House, and sold by all
Mempír of his Majesty, George the fourth. b Before we enter upon our memoir of discovery that the first Duke of Bruns
his present majesty, it will be necessary wick was rather degraded than adorned to trace the origin of the house of Bruns-by his new title, since it imposed the wick, the Lunenburg branch of which duties of feudal service on the free and has now filled the British throne for more patrimonial estate, which alone had been than a century. The German genealo. saved in the shipwreck of the more splengists suppose it to have descended through did fortunes of his house. His ancestors females from the Saxon family, so re- had been invested with the powerful Dunowned tory, and up to which most of the royal tended far beyond their limits in modern $ famílies of Europe proudly ascribe their geography : from the Baltic sea, to the
pedigrees, Most authors, however, con- confines of Rome, they were obeyed, or cur in deriving the house of Brunswick respected, or feared, and in the quarrels from Albert 11. of Este ; but from what of the Guelphs and the Cibellines, the ancestors he himself came, they have not former appellation was derived from the
some contending name of their progenitors in the female that he descended from Charlemagne; line. But the genuine masculine descent others from Hugh, king of Italy; and of the Princes of Brunswick, must be some again, deriving his origin from explored beyond the Alps; the venerable Hugh, Marquis of Este, great-grandson tree which has since overshadowed Gerof Azo I., who it is said was descended many and Britain, was planted in the from Caius Aëtius, a relative of the Em- Italian soil.–As far as our sight can
perur Augustus. This Caius Aëtius reach, we discern the first founders of the lbeing a Roman of note, is supposed to race in the Marquesses of Este, of Liguria, s have resided at Ateste, or Este; from and perhaps of Tuscany. In the eleventh
which the family name is, in consequence, century, the primitive stem was divided derived. Our learned historian, Gibbon, into two branches ; the elder migrated to e has drawn from Ecard's Origines Guel- the banks of the Danube and the Elbe; *ficæ, a description of the antiquities of the the younger more humbly adhered to the
house of Brunswick, published in his neighbourhood of the Adriatic. The 7 posthumous works, but which unhappily Dukes of Brunswick and the Kings of he did not live to finish. From that Great Britain,
are the descendants of the source we extract the following passage, first ; the Dukes of Ferrarà and Modena, in which the writer concisely traces the were the offsprings of the second.” geriealogy of the illustrious house.
Omitting a particular narration of the “ An English subject,” says Gibbon, events that led to the connexion of the “may be prompted by a just and liberal house of Brunswick with the royal family
curiosity to investigate the origin and his of England, and the act of settlement by story of the house of Brunswick ; which, which the succession was settled, as wellafter an alliance with the daughters of our known circumstances, we shall at once, kings, has been called by the voice of a as a conclusion to this part of our subject,
free people to the legal inheritance of the give the following account of the British crown. From George I., and his father, descent of George III., in which it is the elector of Hanover, we ascend in a shown that the king of England is heir clear and regular series to the first Duke in direct succession (the Catholic line of
of Brunswick and Lunenburg, who re- course excluded) to the British, Cambroceived his investiture from Frederic II., British, English, and Scottish kings.
about the middle of the thirteenth century. 1. Cadwaldr, last king of the Britons.
9. Meurig, son of Idwal.
right hand into the palace, where she 10. Iago, son of Aleurig.
dined with his majesty, the princess dow. 12. Cynan, son of lago.
ager, and the princess Augusta. In the 13. Gruffydd, son of Cynan.
evening, at nine o'clock, the marriage 14. Owain Guynedd, son of Gruffydd. was celebrated with great splendour and 15. Iorwerth, Owain's son.
solemnity, 16. Slewelyn, son of Iorwerth.
It is a remarkable circumstance, that 17. Dafydd, son of Slewelyn.
an heir apparent to the British throne, All the above were Princes of Wales.
was born on the forty-eighth anniversary
of the accession of the house of Bruns18. Guladys, Ddu, sister and heiress of wick. On-the 12th of August, 1762, at
Dalfydd, married to Ralph Dior. twenty-four minutes after seven, his pretimer.
sent majesty George the Fourth was born. 19. Roger, their son.
The archbishop of Canterbury was in the 20. Edmund Mortimer, son of Roger.
room, and certain great officers of state 21. Roger, son of Edmund, first earl of in the room adjoining, with the door Marche.
open into the queen's apartment. The 22. Edmund, son of Roger, married Phi. person who waited on the king with the
hippa, daughter and heiress of news, received a bank note of the value
Immediately on the announcement of 23. Roger, their son.
this event, and whilst the cannon were 24. Anne, daughter and heiress of Roger, firing in the park, a long train of wamarried
to Richard of Conisburg, gons was passing down St. James's-street, Vonios pe earl of Cambridge.
containing the treasure of the Hermione 25. Richard, duke of York, their son. frigate, one of the richest captures Te26. Edward IV. eldest son of Richard. corded in the annals of the British navy. 27. Elizabeth, Edward's eldest sister, His majesty and the nobility were invited married to Henry VII.
to the windows over the gateway of the 28. Margaret, their eldest daughter, palace, to view the cheering procession,
married to James IV. of Scotland, and joined in the acclamations of the 29. James V. of Scotland, their son.
populace. 30. Mfary queen of Scots, daughter of For the gratification of the public, it James.
was announced, before the young prince 31. James I. of England, son of Mary, was twelve days old, that his royal highby lord Darnley.
ness was to be seen at St. James's, from 32. Elizabeth, daughter of James, mar- one until three o'clock, on drawing-room
ried to Frederic, elector of Pala. days. The crowd of ladies whom this tine.
offer tempted to flock to court to see the 33. Sophia, their daughter, married to Er. royal infant, and taste her majesty's
nest Augustus, elector of Hanover. caudle and cake, soon became immense ; 34. George I. their son.
the daily expense for cake alone, was es35. George II. his son.
timated at £40. and the consumption of 36. Frederic prince of Wales, son of wine was more than could have been con
George II. and father of George ceived. All persons of fashion were ad-
mitted to see the prince, under the folOn the 25th of August, 1761, the lowing restrictions, viz. that in passing princess Charlotte of Me inburgh
through the apartment, they stepped with Strelitz, embarked with her attendants at
the greatest caution, and did not offer to Cuxhaven, on board the royal yacht,
touch his royal highness. For the greater under the salute of a squadron destined security in this respect, & part of the to convey her to England, as the affianced apartment was latticed off in the Chinese bride of his majesty George III. On manner, to prevent curious persons from the 28th she sailed, reached Harwich on
approaching too close
... the 6th, and arrived in town on the 8th highness was created prince of Wales by
On the 17th of August, his royal of September. Her highness alighted at the garden gate of St. James's palace, letters. patent. The mode of conferring and was handed out of the coach by his this dignity is by investiture with a cap, majesty's brother, the duke of York. coronet, gold verge, and ring, and by Upon her entrance into the garden, she issue of letters patent under the great sunk on her knee to the king, who in a
seal. His present majesty is the twenmost affectionate manner raised her
tieth prince of the royal family of Engsaluted her, and then led her with his land that has borne the title.' The last
prince of Wales, except his present maYork's Royal Tribes.
jesty, who was born during the reign of
his father, was prince Charles, afterwards of Wales, and by his brother, the Duke Charles II.
of York, who sowed it with wheat, atOn the joyous occasion of the birth of tended the growth of their little crop, an heir-apparent, congratulatory addresses weeded, reaped, and harvested it, solely flowed in on their majesties from all parts by themselves. They threshed out the and excellent address from the Quakers and at this perar from their own expeof the kingdom. A most appropriate corn, and separated it from the chaff ;
of their labour were was presented to his majesty on the 1st brought to reflect, of October, and read by Dr. Fothergill, rience, on the various labours and atten"To George the Thirul, king of Great princes not only taised their own crop,
Britain, and the dominions thereunto but they also ground it, and having parted belonging.
the bran from the meal, attended to the “ The humble address of his Protestant whole process of making it into bread, which subjects, the people called Quakers. it may well be imagined was eaten with • May it please the king,
no slight relish. The king and queen “ The satisfaction we feel in every partook of the philosophical repast, and event that adds to the happiness of our beheld with pleasure the very amusements sovereign, prompts us to request admit- of their children rendered the source of tance to the throne, on the present intere useful knowledge. esting occasion.
Dr. Markham, the late archbishop of " The birth of a prince, the safety of York, was his majesty's preceptor. The the
queen, and thy own domestic felicity sub-preceptor was Dr. Cyril Jackson, who increased, call for our thankfulness to the was offered the primacy of Ireland, but Supreme Dispenser of every blessing refused it. Drs. Markham and Jackson and to the king our dutiful and unfeigned continued preceptors to the prince till the congratulations.
year 1796, when Dr. Hurd and Mr. Ar. "In the prince of Wales .we behold nold succeeded; both celebrated tutors at another pledge of the security of those Cambridge. The system of education inestimable privileges, which we have adopted by the tutors of the prince was enjoyed under the monarchs of thy illus. certainly admirably calculated to render trious house- kings, distinguished by him an excellent scholar and an accomtheir justice, their clemency, and regard plished gentleman ; but so severe and presage, that under their descendants, the prince prohíbited from any intercourse our civil and religious liberties will de- with society, that when emancipated it is volve, in their full extent, to succeeding not a matter of surprise with us that, with generations.
the ardour of youth, he plunged into the
of life, and committed foibles, preserve a life of so great importance to his royal parents, to these kingdoms, and ritably received as an apology. Long to posterity ; that formed to piety and previous to his royal highness's being of virtue, he may live beloved of God and age, he had made great proficiency in his man, and fill at length the British throne studies, and his personal attractions and with a lustre not inferior to his predeces. accomplishments had very early gained
him warm friends and admirers. About The King's Answer.
this time an incident of the most romantic " I take very kindly this fresh instance character occurred, and which, in justice of your duty and affection, and your con- to the correct detail of our memoir, we gratulations on an event so interesting to cannot pass by. Many of our readers me and my family. You may always have doubtless heard and read of the rely on my protection."
lovely, beautiful, and, in many respects, In 1765, the young prince was elected highly talented Mrs. Mary Robinson. a knight companion of the Order of the This lady was the wife of a careless, negGarter, and installed at Windsor, July lectful, and profligate young man, who 25, 1771.
left her with her fascinating mental and The education of the royal offspring personal attractions exposed to the gaze of was conducted on the principle of utility libertine rank and fashion. Her husband as well as elegance, of which the following had separated himself from her, and, on instance is related by Mr. Arthur Young, an introduction to Garrick and Sheridan, as having occurred when the Prince of was encouraged to adopt the stage as a Wales was scarcely more than twelvé profession. She accordingly came out at years
Drury-lane Theatre in the character of A spot of ground in the garden at Kew Juliet, in which she was eminently sucwas dug by his Royal Highness the Prince cessful, and obtained an engagement, at
a high salary, to enact the heroines in plished. He remarked the particular ap. tragedy and comedy. We shall now re- plause which the prince had bestowed on quest the fair lady to tell us, in her own my performance, said a thousand civil way, the circumstances that led to the things ; and detained me in conversation friendship between her and the young till the evening's performance was conprince.
cluded. “ The play of The Winter's Tale was “ I was now going to my chair, which this season commanded by their majesties. waited, when Î met the royal family I never had performed before the royal crossing the stage. I was again honoured family ; and the first character in which with a very marked and low bow from I was destined to appear, was that of the Prince of Wales.--On my return Perdita. I had frequently played the home, I had a party to supper; and the part, both with the Hermione of Mrs. whole conversation centred in encomiums Hartley and of Miss Farren ; but I felt a on the person, graces, and amiable manstrange degree of alarm when I found my ners of the illustrious heir apparent. name announced to perform it before the “ Within two or three days of this time, royal family.
Lord Malden made me a morning visit : “ In the green-room I was rallied on Mr. Robinson was not at home, and I the occasion; and Mr. Smith, whose gen, received him rather awkwardly. But his tlemanly manners and enlightened con- lordship's embarrassment far exceeded versation rendered him an ornament to mine : he attempted to speak-paused, the profession, who performed the part hesitated, apologized ; I knew not why. of Leontes, laughingly exclaimed, By He hoped I would pardon him; that I Jove, Mrs. Robinson, you will make a would not mention something he had to conquest of the prince ; for to-night you communicate ; that I would consider the look handsomer than ever." I smiled at peculiar delicacy of his situation, and then the unmerited compliment, and little fore. act as I thought proper.-I could not saw the vast variety of events that would comprehend his meaning, and therefore arise from that night's exhibition ! requested that he would be explicit.
" As I stood in the wing opposite the "After some moments of evident rumi. prince's box, waiting to go on the stage, nation, he tremblingly drew a small letter Mir, Ford, the manager's son, and now a from his pocket. I took it, and knew respectable defender of the laws, presented not what to say. It was addressed to a friend who accompanied him ; this Perdita. I smiled, I believe rather sarfriend was Lord Viscount Malden, Aow castically, and opened the billet. It conCarl of Essex.
tained only a few words, but those expres“ We entered into conversation during sive of more than common civility: they a few minutes, the Prince of Wales all were signed Florizel, * the time observing us, and frequently Well, my lord, and what does this speaking to Colonel (now General) Lake, mean? said I, half angrily. and to the Honourable Mr. Legge, bro- “Can you not guess the writer ?" said ther to Lord Lewisham, who was in wait. Lord Malden. ing on his royal highness. I hurried 4. Perhaps yourself, my lord,' cried I, through the first scene, not without much gravely. embarrassment, owing to the fixed atten. ". Upon my honour, no,' said the vis. tion with which the Prince of Wales ho. count. . I should not have dared so to noured me. Indeed, some flattering re- address you on so short an acquaintance.' marks which were made by his royal “ I pressed him to tell me from whom highness met my ear as I stood near his the letter came.--He again hesitated; he box, and I was overwhelmed with con. seemed confused, and sorry that he had fusion.
undertaken to deliver it. . I hope that I “ The prince's particular attention was shall not forfeit your good opinion,' said observed by every one, and I was again he, “butrallied at the end of the play. On the 6. But what, my lord ?' last curtsey, the royal family condescend. +66 I could not refuse, for the letter is ingly returned a bow to the performers ; from the Prince of Wales.' but just as the curtain was falling, my “I was astonished; I confess that I eyes met those of the Prince of Wales ; was agitated; but I was also somewhat and with a look that I never shall forget, sceptical as to the truth of Lord Malden's he gently inclined his head a second time; assertion. I returned a formal and a I felt the compliment, and blushed my doubtful answer; and his lordship shortly gratitude.
after took his leave. “: During the entertainment Lord Mal. den never ceased conversing with me: he
Those who have read 4 Titie Winter's Tale,
will know the significance of these adopted was young, pleasing, and perfectly accom.