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bed till he could watch no longer, therto patiently waited in expectathe Pimento wood, which burned ve. tion of something being generally ry clear, served him both for firing adopted that might contribute to and candle, and refreshed him with their relief; but finding that amidst its fragrant smell.
all the late regulations to benefit the He might have had fish enough, inhabitants of this city, nothing has but could not eat them for want of been done, or is likely to be done, to salt, because they occasioned a loose. alleviate their sufferings, a sense of ness, except craw fish, which are justice due to themselves, compels there as large as our lobsters, and them to lay this case before your very good. These he sometimes High Mightinesses, humbly hoping boiled, and at other times roasted, that in this plain simple statement of as he did his goats flesh, of which he their grievances they will not only made very good broth, for they are not obtain your forgiveness but your pro60 rank as ours; he kept an account tection. of five hundred that he killed, while That it is now upwards of 30 there, and caught as many more, years since your petitioners have which he marked on the ear and let suffered the double mortification of go.
daily insult and insensible neglect.
That instead of respect and protec-
sed to the rude attacks of all deTo their High Mightinesses, The Su. scriptions of ranks, and so far from
PREME Judge and SUPERINTEN. experiencing that attention due to
to their services, they have been jost
led and thrust out of their direct The Petition of the Right Hand and path by the lowest and most conthe Lefi*.
temuible of the populace, interming.
led with disorderly crowds, when they Humbly Sheweth,
should have proceeded regularly for.
ward: and buffeted and shouldered 1
HAT your petitioners have, for about the streets, when they ought
a great number of years, labour. to have glided smoothly and pleaed under the most painful and unjust santly on without interruption or oppresions. That, unwilling to come
vexation. That, in defiance of their forward with complaints which chief. utmost exertions and precautions to ly concern themselves, they have hi. avoid these evils, they have hitherto
found all their efforts unavailing: * Lest any of our fellow - citizens for expedition, no perambulation of
That no urgency of business, no call should be at a loss to know what p-tticular grievance is nere alluded to by pleasure or recreation is exempted our humorous orrespondent, it may be
from these attacks ; and that, depri. proper to mention, that in London, and ved of every comfort, conveniency and other well regulated cities, it is a rule, advantage, they are force to take to that in walking the streets, all those bye-paths and lanes, however circuiwho have the wall on theiı right hand
tous and dilatory, rather than subshall keep close to it, while those who ject themselves continually to perhave it on their left shall keep at a certain distance. The adoption of this rule plexities, which fail not io irritate effectually prevents all interruption or their temper, and traze them out of jostling of persons moving in opposite that patience which for such a length directions. Ed. of time has so particularly distin
guished them. That, no longer able established laws of nature ; and that to endure what has already worn in addition to this singular deviation, them out with fatigue and vexation, they possess an alternate power of your Petitioners have at last come to repulsion and attraction, by which the determination of making one ef- bodies moving along, instead of profort to obtain redress, by appealing ceeding directly forward, are perpeto the candour, justice and humanity, tually drawn to, and thrust back. of those who are qualified to relieve every ten or a dozen yards, so that them, and who must be conscious in they form a waving or serpentine their own minds, that what has alrea. course, similar to that of a snake dy been represented is neither imagi. winding its laboured way through nary nor exaggerated.
a field of beans or strong wheat, opThat it appears to your Petition- posing its progress. ers, tha: the particular grievances Your Petitioners have already reunder which they have so long la. marked, that as the natural disposiboured originate from Causes, which, tion of bodies is uniformly to comply with much deference, they beg leave with these unnatural laws in matter, to state to your High Mightinesses in other words, not to struggle afor your serious consideration. That gainst powers which by practice have after the most mioute investigation, become habitual, and which by rethey are humbly of opinion, that sistance would be troublesome, it is these causes are, 18t, an unnatural apparent, that, till the first cause be quality or power in the walls of this removed, it is next to impossible that city to make all bodies move irregu- any provision can be made against larly and improperly that come in the evils of the second.
Your High contact with them; and, secondly,'a Mightinesses will readily perceive naturel disposition in these bodies that these evils are precisely the Dot to resist what is disorderly, in- grievances of which your
Petitioners convenient, and detrimental. Your complain, and from which they have High Mightinesses must well know, so long suffered. These sufferings, that the common and established they humbly conceive, entitle them laws of matter in the walls of all to state specifically, and they hope well-regulated cities are such as at: clearly, what appears to them to be tract powerfully the Right hand, and the radical cause or origin of all the as powerfully repel the Left hand, hardships they have experienced ; when proceeding in opposite direc. and as the high powers vested in tions. By this simple law all mo- your Mightinesses are sufficiently tion is regulated without confusion, great to remedy or controul what is interruption, or delay ; for while all detrimental to the comforts of societhe right hands are, by the power of ty, they flatter themselves with the attraction, kept close to the wall, all fond hope that ere long the walls of the left hands by that of repulsion this city will possess very different are kept at a proper distance, and qualities, and that every thing will consequently all intermixture, crow- proceed directly and easily forward ding, jostling, and obstruction, are without confusion or obstruction. 'completely prevented. Now, it is evident to your High Mightinesses, May it therefore please your High ibat for these last 200 years the Mightinesses to take under walls of this city, and those of every your serious consideration the other ill-regulated city and town in complaint of your distressed Scotland, have possessed qualities or Petitioners, and afford them powers diametrically opposite to these that relief which their long and
patient suferings lead them to ters here above points are added, from
The Right Hand and the Luft. lated into English, that every body Edinburgh, 1776 Dec. 1805.
may know the design and subject matter of this historical piece of
painting. The Description of a Mausoleum, or Next to the inscription containing Sepulchral Nicnument, of King Hen the title of the work, is an altar coRY Darnley, Husband of Mary vered, whereupon is the figure of Queen of ScoTLAND, and Father
our Saviour, treading under foot a of King James the 6th of that death's head, pointing with his left Kirgdem, and ist of Great Bri- hand toward the wound in his side, TAIN. .-From an old MS.
and supporting the cross with his "HIS Mausoleum, or Monument, the four letters 1. N. R. I. and there THIS
right, on the top of which cross are consist of a curious and very re. markable piece of historical paint tains upon rods and rings on each
is a representation of two green curing upon canvas seven foot four in- . side of the altar. ches long, and four foot seven inches and an half broad; containing a great picture is an oblong frame, wherein
In the lower right corner of the variety of figures and inscriptions, is a landskip of twenty three inches wherein several words of the inscrip- and a quarter in length, and seventeen tions there are abbreviations, but for inches in breadth, wiich, because it the better understanding of them,
represents many things very remarkthey are here writ at full length so
able, is hereafter described by itself. far as they appear to be legible.
Upon a side wall near to the altar In the higher right corner of this
is an inscription as writ on paper picture is an insription, being the ti.
pasted on a board, whereof one cortle of the whole work, thus :
ner of the paper seems as if it had “ TRAC .. A Lamentabilis been fixed with a wafer, but loosed, int, necio
upon which are the title and paraSER SS.... Henrici Sco. graphs following: tory Regis.
“ En Subsequentium Heroum Ef. Which very probably is
figies Vivas Henricus cjus Nomi.
e nis primus Fama Dignissima nu“ Tragica et Lamentabilis internecio
per Scotiæ Rex, a Comite Both" Serenissimi Henrici Scotorum
o wello Suisq. Conjuratis Regis, And being rendered into English, is, “ atrocissime Cæsus unacum Servo “ The Tragical and Lamentable 66 Camerario Slaughter
uxoris ejus “Of his Highness Henry King of Scots.
" EST Prudentiss. Hic SpeciosisThis is only to give an example of sim usque Princeps non, sine Magwords abbreviated and at full lengih, no Civium Suorum dolore, luctuand of words defaced in this and the
que cum Annos Vixerat tantum following inscriptions, where what let
“21; Cujus Animam Deus Suscipiat ters, words, or sentences are wanting, 66 sibi in Gloriam. there is blanks left with points an- " Jacobus ejus Nomipis Sextus · swerable to their length, and any let- • Interempti Henrici Filius Dei gra
“ Annis 50.
" tia Regni illius jam Rex ætatis in the following epitaph in Latin, in ** ter faciendum, hoc Mensium 16. two columns, with this title: "Quem Conservet Deus Incolomem; In Interitum Excellentissimi Hen“ Longævum Regnoque fælicissi.
“ rici Scotorum Regis, Carmen “ Matheus Comes Lennoxæ de
“ Heroicum. " Sanguine Regum Scotorum Su
" Quem jam depictum videas hac “periorum Principum Pater
“ mole jacentem * Avus ætatis inter faciendum hoc
« Grande Britannorum quondam “ Domina Margareta Dowglas il
“ En in nos Darnlæus erat Flos dię 4 lius uxor Cometessa Lennoxæ uni
“Deorum 6 ca Filia et Hæres Archibaldi Co
“ Qui modo Regina rutilans uxore “ mitis Angussiæ et Margareta Sco.
Maria torum Reginæ Senioris Filiæ 6 Scotorum celebrum rex est me. · Henrici Septimi Angliæ Regis
morabilis ortus « Superiorum Duorum Principum “ Sacrato Britonum luxit de stem“ Mater et Avia ætatis inter facien;
mate Regum si dum hoc Annis 51.
“ Indole magnifica venerandi cultor • " Carolus Stuart illorum Filius " honestus “ ætatis in er faciendum hoc Annis
“ Ingenio prestans linguarum numi66 undecim.”
It is at first view very evident, 6 Flosculus eloquij literis. insigniter that about two lines and an half in
“ Musicus, armipotens, animosus, the first paragraph (each line consist. " mitis in omnes ing in length of 6 inches) of this
celsze florebat munere inscription are artfully defaced and
66 mentis vitiaced, partly by raizing to the very “ Corporis encomium quantus quantbreads of the canvas, and partly by
“ tumq. beatus superinducing other letters, so as Vultus membrorum vario superanmost of that paragraph might not be
te decore understood, yet two significant words
" Emicuit certe cælestis imaginis inare still to be seen.
Next to this inscription, in the 66 Extitit heu vita brevis heu finismiddle of the Mausoleum, is a magnificent tomb, where King Henry
Quem cum sors annis uno tulit esse Darnley is lying on his back at
viginti leogth in armour, gilt, with his hands
“ Et pater infantis fuerat cum ris in a devout posture, having under his
6 almi head a cushion, embroidered and
“ Spe rex eximia mira tossel'd gold upon a black marble " Occidit ( Tristis sors tomb.
Truculento. · At his head, is a King's crown, os Occidit hoc rutilum numen, sed supported by two unicorns, collared
corpore and chained, being the supporters of " Mente deo vivit mundoque vivit the Royal Arms; at his feet are two " honore lions couchant.
Above the body, upon a board Some words in this poem seem to hung by a wall with two rings on have been industriously defaced. an iron rod headed with brass, fas- On the side wall behind the tomb, Iened at the end in the wall, there is are three pilasters, embellished with
Gothic carving, upon each of which the mouth of the Loire.-14. Lord is fixed a spear, red and yellow, with Sidmouth (Mr Addington) appointa streamer ; that on the right has ed Lord President of his Majesty's Darnley's arms as King of Scotland, Most Honourable Privy Council. that on the left has the arms of * * 15. Commencement of the Session of Cætera desunt.
Parliament: In the speech from the
pacific propositions having been reChronological List of Remarkable Oc. dron sailed from Toulon, and some
ceived from France : A French squacurrences in 1805.
of the ships returned to that port,
while others went into Spanish ports. January.
-22. The Spanish Ambassador and
his suite left London : A manifesto GEN ENERAL Beckwith
appointed Governor of the addressed to the Spanish nation by Grenadines, in America: The Earl the Prince of Peace, against the Bri. of Rosslyn, Lord High Chancellor tish.-23. Accounts are received of a of Great Britain, dies suddenly at dreadful fire at New York.-26. De.. Baylis, near Salt Hill: succeeded in claration of Great Britain against his titles and estates by his nephew, Spain, in reply to the Spanish mani. Şir James St Clair, Bart.-3. Ge festo : Captain Jervis, of La Toneral Maitland appointed Governor nant, of 84 guns, nephew to Lord of Ceylon.-4. Five men (soldiers, St Vincent, unfortunately drowned Inverness militia,) lost in the snow in Quiberon Bay.--27. A dreadfn! near Grantown, in the north of Scot. fire at London, wherein seven people land.-5. Proclamation for a general are burnt to death, and a woman fast : Marquis Cornwallis appointed killed by throwing herself over a Governor of India.--7. The Spanish window.–31. Accounts received of declaration of war intimated to the the sailing of the French feet from several powers : A French officer ar- Rochefort. rives in the Downs with overtures of
February. peace from Bonaparte, in a letter to his Britannic Majesty, wherein the
1. The Earl of Abergavenny East King is styled, Mon Frere et Cousin, Indiaman, outward. bound, lost near (" My Brother and Cousin.") Weymouth, and above 300 people 11. Accounts arrive in Britain of a drowned; she had on board 70,000l. great fire which took place in the Da. in dollars.-5. The Earl of Errol apnish island of St Thomas, and an a. pointed Knight Marshal of Scotland, mazing number of valuable stores 11. A very interesting debate takes destroyed, only one house being left place in Parliament respecting the standing.-12. General promotion of Spanish war; in the Commons, officers in the army takes place : Let- it is continued for cwo days; and ters of marque issued against Spain : Administration has a majority of 78 Lord Mulgrave appointed one of his in the House of Lords, and 207 in Majesty's Principal Secretaries of the Commons.-15. Mr Pitt bargains State: Mr Addington created a
for a loan of 22 millions.-16. Sir Peer, with the title of Lord Sid. Tho. Troubridge appointed Commouth : French Papers received, mander in Chief of the East India wherein is the annual exposition of Squadron : Bonaparte's letter to the the state of France, and Bonaparte's King of Great Britain, relative to speech to the Legislators: The Dorio peace, with the answer of the British frigate, Captain Campbell, lost near Government, makes its appearance