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sterity with the regret of all his con- library, a pamphlet published on temporaries.
the subject. “Many persons,” says
he, “ imagine that, because, after
*, having counted 17, they commence MARCH.
18, that the century must be changed,
but this is a mistake; for, when 100 Ist. Rome. We learn, that the years are to be counted, we muft beautiful church of the Vatican, pass from 99, and we arrive at 100; which has been robbed of its trea. we have changed the 10 before we sures by the French, is at present re- have finished the 100. Whatever ceiving presents from different quar- calculation is to be made, we com. ters, conffing of gollen chalices, mence by 1, and finilla by 100; no. pictures, &c. The nobility, clergy, body has ever thought of comand merchants, are raising a loan of mencing at 0, and finishing by 99." 150,000 dollars, for purchasing corn Thus, he concludes that the present in Naples. On the 27th ult. a year 1800 incontestibly belongs to person of the name of Genoves, the 18th century. who had robbed several churches, 17th. Lieutenant Rotherly, of bis was hanged here, his head and majesty's fhip Repulse, of 64 guns, hands afterwards fixed on poles, the captain Alms, arrived at the admis body burnt, and the ashes commit- ralty, with the unpleasant intelli. ted to the air.
gence of the loss of that ship, a few The stone arch, which formed days since, on the French coast, the floor of the white tower, over She struck on a rock near Uñant, the east gate, at Lynn, suddenly fell, in a violent gale of wind, and, notwhile the rope-makers, who dress withstanding the utmost exertions hemp under it, were gone to dinner: were used, by the captain and offi. to prevent farther danger, it is cers, to save the men, ten brave thought adviseable to take down failors unfortunately perished. Capt. this ornament of the town.
Alms, and the remainder of the 111h. A society, under the title crew, were made prisoners by the of " The Royal Institution of Great people on snore, from whom, we Britain,” and under the patronage understand, they received all possiof his majefly, commenced its lit. ble assistance in the hour of distress. tings, for the first time, this day. Lieuteant Rotherly came home in Its profelled object is to direct the the long boat, in which he bap. public attention to the arts, by an pily effected his escape from the etablishment for diffusing the know. wreck. ledge and facilitating the general 27th. With great concern we introduction of ufeful mechanical have to notice a mutiny on board inventions and improvements. his majesty's ship Danae, which has · In France, as in England, there been carried into Brest by the vilhave been disputes about the com- lains who obtained poffeffion of her. mencement of the 18th century. The purser of the nip arrived at The astronomer Lalande thus deter- the admiralty this day with the mines the question; which, he says, tidings. was equally agitated at the end of goth. Chelmsford. 'A remarkable · the last century; he having, in hủs occurrence happened towards the
close of these allizes: John Taylor Cambridge . $ 1-half - 20
kept an academy in Founder's 311. The following is the re- Court, Lothbury, to which, on his sult of. Mr. Arthur Young's inquiry, death, his son succecded, and haon a subject on which his experi- ving, by qualifying in writing and ence ought, in this infiance, to be accounts many now eminent mera considered as correct. He confiders chants of London, besides many the deficiency in the last year's others, who served the East India crops to be in the following pro- company both at home and abroad, portions, assuming 20 as the general accumulated the sum of 30,0001. average crop:
he engaged in a barking-house, in
Deficiercy. which he had before placed his fol, Enex
6 1-half in 20 who dying, in 1796, left in his father Kent
6 - 20 a fum not lels than 80,0001. Mr. Norfolk . . 6 2-3ds - 20 Fuller was a native of HertfordSuffolk . . 8
- 20inie, a
20 shire, and married a person of the Sullex
20 name of Flower, by whom he had Surry
one lon, deceased, and three daughBerks
ters, one, lately deceased, married Hants .
6 2-3ds - 20 to Mr. Ellis, who was a tanner, Bedford . . 6 2-3ds - 20 and now holds certain mills at St,
Alban's, and two surviving, single. in the science of acquiring money, Mrs. Ellis had one daughter, who by the most penurious economy, has received no Ihare of her grand- he is said to have suggested several father's immense wealth, adequate plans of finance to government, to her prospects. Mr. Fuller, who through the channel of the news. never knew what illness was, and papers and anonymous letters, divided his time between his count. The pleasure of amassing wealth ing-house and his horse, being re- reigned unrivalled in his soul; and, gularly every day on the road, and with the strictest professions of piety, having, only within a year or two and attendance on religious ordiof his death, consented to be at- nances, we find ourselves reduced tended by a servant just in sight, to a painful concurrence, in that was fuddenly seized with so much axiom of our divine instructor, weakness, that he, for the first “ How, hardly, shall they that have time, felt himself obliged to apply riches enter into the kingdom of to his servant for allifiance, to keep God!" and with thạt sentiment of hirn in the saddle; and, on reach- his emphatic apostle, “ Ye know ing his house, was put into his bed, that no covetous man, who is an and quitted it only for his cofin, idolater, hath any inheritance in after a confinement of near a week, the kingdom of Christ and of God." sensible to the last hour. Whats On March 19, his remains were ever disposition he had made of his deposited in Bunhill-fields burialproperty, he totally changed it by ground; but, previous to the intera new will, made a little belore ment, his body lay in state, at the his death, to which he appointed banking-house in Lombard-street, in three executors, with a small com- his little parlour closely adjoining pensation for their trouble, and by to it. The idle yanity of thus exwhich he bequeathed his immense posing, in state, the remains of a property to his two surviving man who, through the course of a daughters. Legacies to old and life of extraordinary length, was faithful clerks and servants, who never known to allow himself the had all fared hard enough in his most trifting indulgence, could not service, or to the poor of any class escape the oblervation of the or rank, we hear not of. Instances crowds, who witnefied the scene. of good done by him, in his lile, It was only by the most fordid are not generally met with, except penuriouiness, that Mr. Fuller acthe endowment, in 1794, of lix cumulated one of the largest proalms-houses, in Hoxton, (to which, perties in the kingdom. His exea few weeks only before he died, cutors are, Mr. Ebenezer Maitthe foundation of fix others were land, (bank-direcior), of King's-arms added), for poor dissenting females Yard ; 'Mr. Stonard, of Savageof his own persuasion, which was gardens; and Mr. Thomas Hall, rigid calvinism, and, to increase the of Watling-street, apothecary. The incomes of poor clergy of the property, which the late Mr. Fuller establishment and diffenting per- left behind him, is calculated at suasion, 10,0001. each. Hard' in. 400,000%. of which there is about veftigation may trace out partial 20001. a year in land. The will relief in particular cales. An adept was in his own hand-writing, and
not altested by any witnesses. To the risk of their lives, saved up
8th. A very serious accident befel
an airing along the King's Road, toAPRIL.
wards Fulham. At Parlon's Green,
a dog belonging to a drover, crossed, 5th. Yesterday forenoon arrived, barking in front of his horse, a fpiat the Admiralty, a foreign messenger rited animal, which rearing up on from Leghorn, with dispatches from his hind legs, fell backwards with lord Keith, commander-in-chief in the duke under him. His royal the Mediterranean. He brought highnels's foot was unfortunately the very unpleasant tidings of the entangled in the stirrup, and the Jols of the Queen Charlotie, of 110 horle rising, dragged him along, guns, his lordship's flag nip, which doing him still more injury. Two cook fire just before day-break, on of the duke's ribs are broken: he the morning of the 17th of March, has received a contufion on the while under an easy fail, between back of his head, his face is bruised, the i(and of Gorgona and Leghorn. and one of his legs and arms are The accident was occasioned by also bruised. the fire of a match, which was 9th. A very handsome pump hasi kept lighted, for the purpole of fir- been erected in the front of the ing signal-guns, and communicated Royal Exchange, over the well to some hay which lay on the half lately discovered in Cornhill. The deck. The fire spread very rapid. case is of iron, and forms a lofty ly, and bursing through the port- and very handlome obelitk. It is holes and the hatchway of the ship, elegantly painted, and decorated foon caught the shrouds; and, not with emblematic figures, among withfianding every exertion, the which is the plan of a houle of corburnt to the water's edge, and then rection, which was built on the blew up.
ground adjoining the pump in 1282, Upwards of seven hundred lives by Henry Wallis, elg. then lord are lost; as the boats of the ship mayor of London. One side of the could not contain one-fourth of pump bears this infeription : “ This the complement of men. Lord Well was discovered, much en. Keith was himself on More, at Leg. larged, and this Pump erected in horn.
the year 1799, by the contributions 7th. The lords of the Admiralty of the Bank of England, the East, }ave given 150 guineas, as a re- India Company, the neighbouring wand to the humane and intrepid Fire-ofiices, together with the Bankexertions of some fishermen, at ers and Traders of the Ward of Winterton, in Norfolk, who, at Cornbill.” On the reverle, thele
words appear: “On this spot a no other alternative to preserve well was first made, and a house of his life than jumping out of the wincorrection built, by Henry Wallis, dow in his shirt; in this he suc. mayor of London, in 1282."
ceeded, without any other accident ilth. This afternoon, as the than a flight bruile. The rattles of Chatham and Rochefter coach came the watchmen, and the knocking out of the gateway of the inn-yard at the door, produced no effect on of the Golden-Crois, Charing Cross, the Deepers; the dread and horror, a young woman, fitting on the top, which, in consequence, pervaded threw her head back, to prevent the allembled multitude, can more her from striking against the beam: easily be felt than delcribed; for, but, there being so much luggage by this time, the fire had extended on the roof of the coach as to huider from the thop to the second floor, her laying herself fufficiently back, and the flames were bursting through it caught her face, and tore the fielh the window's: for the effect, proup her forehead in a dreadful man- duced from the oil, pitch, and other ner. She was conveyed to an hol- combustibles, so much exceeded pital, where she died on the 19th, the conflagration of a common fire, A coroner's inquest was, on the as to render all attempts to save 22d, held at the W'eliminfer-Intir- any one article useless. Lives only mary on the body of the above young were objects worthy of confiderawoman, who, it appears, was only tion, and all hopes of saving them 19 years of age; and brought in were at one time given up. Sheets their verdict, accidental death ; but, of burning oil were thrown up on account of apparent negligence to a vast height, and, in falling, in the coachman, they fined him set fire to everything inflam. five pounds. It appeared, that the mable on which they fell. The deceased had come to town to visit adjacent chimneys were all on fire, a lying-in Gister, and was on heț re- but, through the timely aslistance of turn to Chatham, when the acci- buckets of water, no farther dadent happened.
mage was fusiained. The engines 12th. This morning, about two before this time had arrived, but o'clock, as the watchman was going still a proper supply of water could his rounds in Great Queen-fireet, not be procured. Mr. Baynham Lincoln's-inn Fields, he was alarm- appearing, now relieved the minds ed by a strong smell of burning oil of the spectators from all farther apand pitch ; following the scent, he prehension relative to the safety of came to the oil and colour-shop be- himlelf and family, they having had longing to Mr. Baynham, the corner juft time to elcape over the tops of of Drury-lane and Great Queen: the houses unhurt. The conflagrastreet. The fire had not extended tion became so great as to excite an beyond the top; but, soon after universal alarm throughout the he had sprung his rattle, and knock- neighbourhood : most of the houses ed at the private door, the whole of being old, were as inflammable as the lower premises were in flames, touch wood, and the inhabitants It was not till after repeated knock knew not whether to bring out their ing, that he alarmed a gentleman goods into the street, at the risk of lodging in the first floor, who had being plundered, or let them re