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in the French papers—18. Mr Pitt
April. opens the budget-21. A Freuch squadron, which had sailed from
1. Bonaparte proclaimed King of Rochefort, landed troops in Domini Italy, at Milan-2. Accounts receica, and made an attack on that is.
ved of the plunder of Dominica, one land, but were repulsed by General French_8. A long and interesting
of the Carribbee islands, by the Prevost. They afterwards visited
debate in the House of Commons on other West India islands, levied contributions, and returned to France.
the misconduct of Lord Melville, Long debates in the House of
when treasurer of the Navy ; which Commons respecting the defence of
is carried against his Lordship, by the country-28. The bill for the a
the Speaker's casting vote, both sides bolition of the Slave Trade again re being 216—9. His Lordship teoders jected in the House of Commons.
to his Majesty his resignation as Remarkable hurricane takes place in
First Lord of the Admiralty, which Aberdeen, and its vicinity.
is accepted---10. The Edinburgh March.
new Police Bill receives the royal 4. Lord Somerville's grand cattle
assent-11. His Majesty on the show takes place, attended by a vast
throne receives the resolutions of the number of Nobility, and distinguish
Commons respecting Lord Melville ed agriculturists;. Sir Francis Bur. -13: Marquis Cornwallis sails for
the East Indies as Governor General dett declared duly elected M. P. for
--16. Advice received that the Middlesex_6. Long debates in the House of Commons on Mr Sheri. Prince of Wales East Indiaman dan's motion for repealing the Dee (supposed to have foundered,) after fence Act, which is negatived by a being captured by the French, was large majority-9. His Royal High: carried into the Mauritius--29. An ness the Duke of Sussex admitted a
expedition, under the command of member of the London Highland Sir James Craig, sails from Great Society-11. Two London sheriffs Britain-23. Ceremony of the instalcommitted to Newgate, for miscon-lation of the Knights of the Garter duct at the Middlesex election 1802, takes place at Windsor-24. An ea A deputation from the Irish Roman legant new theatre opened at Glas. Catholics wait upon Mr Pitt, with gow.-25. Vice-Admiral Sir J. T. their petition for an extension of pri
Duckworth tried by a court-martial vileges-13. Mr Foster, in the House for oppression, and honourably acof Commons, opens the Irish budget Holkal's defeat in the East Indies, by
quitted~27. An official account of -!5. Intelligence arrives from India of the defeat of a detachment of the the British, received in England British army under Colonel Monsen 30. Sir Charles Middleton created a by Holkar-17. The Benevolent So. Peer, by the title of Lord Barham, ciety of St Patrick, London, cele. and appointed first Lord of the Adbrate their anniversary in grand style miralty. -19. Admiral Bruix, commander of
May. the French flotilla at Boulogne, dies 1. Bonaparte and the Empress Joat Paris--21. Marquis Cornwallis sephine arrive at Alexandria in Itasumptuously entertained by the East ly : Lord Barham appointed oge of India Directors, on his being ap. his Majesty's Privy Council - The pointed Governor General in India: Edinburgh city guard reduced, agreeThe Dutch Goyernment completely ably to the new police act--9. His new-modelled, and the office of Penn Majesty in Council erases the name sionary revived.
of Henry Viscount Melville from the Jan. 1806.
list of privy Counsellors—13. Long the sailors and marines belonging te debates, in both Houses of pailia. his Majesty's ship La Luire attack a ment, on the Irish Roman Cotholic Spanish fort with uncommon fortipetition, which is thrown out by tude and magnanimity, and carry large majorities-16. The General their point, occasioning great slaughAssembly of the Church of Scotland ter among the enemy ; Lord Nelson meets at Edinburgh—19. Madame arrives in the West Indies, in pursuit Bonaparte, Jerome's wité (late Miss of the combined fleets of France and Paterson,) arrives in England from Spain-10. Admiral Milbanke acciAmerica. Her Majesty's birth-day, dentally killed by a fail in his own who completes her 628 year, cele- house-11. Visc. Melville introduced brated at Windsor -- 20. The New into the House of Commons, and deBatavian States General opened by livers a long speech against the char. the pensionary-22. and 23. Long ges brought against himn by parli -and keen debates in the General As
Her Majesty and the sembly of the Church of Scotland, Royal Family visit the Bank of Engrespecting a complaint from the mi- land, and are courteously entertained nisters of Edinburgh, of the appoint. by the Directors--14. the Countess ment of Mr Leslie as professor of of Loudon and Moira gives a grand mathematics, on account of his sup- fete at Duddingston house, near Eposed approbation of the sentiments dinburgh, to a great number of nobi. of Hume, which concludes, by all lity and gentry : Interesting dispat. proceedings against Mr Leslie being ches received from India, relative to dropped— The coronation of Bona- the defeat of Holkar, and capture of parte, as King of Italy, takes place the fort of Deeg: His Majesty, &c. at Milan, with every demonstration attend a review and sham-fight on of joy-Lord Melville, in a speech Wimbledon Common-15. A disof much eloquence, and delivered graceful riot takes place at the Ope. with great firmness and ability, in ra House, or King's Theatre, Lon. the House of Lords, defends his con don, and damage done to the interduct during the whole of his naval nal part of the house to the amount administration--23. Master Betty, of ioool.-18. Arthur Murphy, the young Roscius, makes his last Esq. the celebrated dramatic author, appearance for the season in London, and venerable ornament of British li. his gains said to exceed 8000l. The terature, dies at Knightsbridge in his London docks opened a second time 78th year—24. The Hon. Wm with much splendour and ceremony Maule of Panmure unanimously elec
-30. Sir Wm Pulteney, Bart. M. P. ted M. P. for the county of Forfar ; for Shrewsbury, dies at London Earl Moira arrives at Ayr, in the 31. Mr Foote, banker, London, ac- course of reviewing the forces in the cidentally drowned in the Thames, western district-25. After a long while sailing in a pleasure-boat-- The debate in the House of Commons, it navigation of the Aberdeenshire ca is determined to impeach Lord Mel. nal, a work of great national utility, ville at the bar of the House of takes place with much ceremony and Lords-26, Mr Whitbread, accomrejoicing
panied by several members of the June.
House of Commons, impeaches Lord 2. Bonaparte annexes Genoa, and Melville accordingly of high crimes -the Ligurian republic, to that of and misdemeanors: A dreadful fire France-4. His Majesty's birth-day broke out at Plymouth, and procelebrated with much splendour; he perty, (stamps, &c.) to a large enters into his 68th year : part of amount destroyed-30. An alarming
fire happens at Woolwich, supposed wards the upper lake is grand and wilful.
sublime : mountains, some wooded, (To be concluded in our next.)
others bare and rocky, overtopping, or projecting past each other,
the passage into the upper lake beTour thro' the South of IRELAND by tween Turk and Glenaa, being only an AMERICAN GENTLEMAN.
marked by the different projections.
The similarity of the view to that of (Concluded from our last Nov. Mag. p.831.) the Highlands in the river Hudson,
in.the state of New York from a lit-, WE
E embarked under the Castle tle below Beeks-kill, is very striking
in a fine six-oared pinnace, to whoever has seen both, only with with a horn-player in the bow. At the difference of the American mouna musquet slot from the Castle the tains being covered over their sumboatmen lay on their oars, while the mits with great' variety of forest French horn sounded a few notes, trees, and their having their sides onthe echo of which from the Castle ly partially wooded, and their tops was admirably loud and distinct, but uniformly bare. Half a mile from only once repeated. Proceeding Darby's garden, we passed on the round Russ island, our guide pointed right a banqueting cottage of the out an irregular heap of rocks, re Countess of Kenmare, pleasantly sisen bling books in confusion, called tuated at the foot of Glenaa, and at O'Donaghoe's library, while on the the southern extremity of the lower right we passed a high insulated lake, which it fronts in its whole rock called O'Donaghoc's prison, length of about seven miles to the from a legend here, that a great an northward. This cottage, with the tient chieftain, named O'Donaghee, bridge, of one fine arch, which unites used it as a prison for such of his e the peninsula of Mucruss to Brickua Demies as unfortunately fell into his island, are beautiful objects in the hands. Steering between Ross and view upwards from Darby's garden, Ionisfallen islands, we turned round The channel between Brickun and the North point of the former, and Glenaa is very narrow and crooked, proceeded to the Southward, about and contracts to the size of a brook, two miles, to a small flat island called in which the rowers have scarcely Darby's garden, near the foot of the room for their oars, and at last bebeautiful mountain of Glenaa, whose comes so shallow above Brickun, bebase is washed by the lake. We tween Denis and Glenaa, that we here landed a swivel gun, with two were obliged to land on Denis, while men to load and fire it, while we the boat's crew hauled the boat over remained in the boat about sixty the flats, against the current. On yards from the shore. The gun was landing we were met by a woman fired, and the echo astonished us be- who said she would shew us the island; yond any thing of the kind we had we accordingly followed her, altho' ever heard before. It was first re we could have explored it as well peated quickly four times, then, without a guide, but the poor all after an interval of fifteen seconds, it round Killarney make a trade of burst out again like heavy distant forcing their attentions on strangers, thunder from the opposite mountain that they may obtain a few shillings of Turk, and at last gradually died in return. Denis, which is about a on the ear, leaving us in a maze of mile in circumference, is covered astonishment.
with young timber and underwoo From this situation the view to. through which, foot paths are c
ed in every direction. It has no par- bove the bridge, we proceeded up ticular heauty to recommend it, ex the river, which in proportion as we cepe in one spot on the banks of advanced, became less rapid and a Mucruss lake, where a few large little deeper, tho'still in some places old trees have been left, and the un. so narrow as to admit of rowing but derwood cleared away, so as to leave with difficulty. With all due defera little open lawn, from whence we ence to the panegyrists of Killarney, had a good view of Mucruss, or the I remarked nothing particularly middle" lake, surmounted by Turk, striking in our passage from Denis with the river Laune, tumbling in a to the upper lake, up a narrow and torrent down the middle of the moun- very crooked rivulet of near four tain from its source near the summit, miles long, which in a direct line into the lake beneath, and on the would not exceed one and a half, unright, a handsome lodge and gardens til we arrived at the foot of the ea. of Mr Herbert; while on the left, gle's nest, about a mile below the upthe beautiful Longlow peninsula and per lake. This is a projecting spur demesne of Mucruss, which separates from Glenaa, perpendicularly impenthe middle and lower lakes, presentding over the river, and of a conical ed itself to us in its whole length of shape on the two other visible sides. two milee, which is the longest ex It is about a thousand feet from its tent of the lake, it being about one base to the top, and partially woodand a half broad. The spot from ed the whole height, at about two whence we had this view, seems de- thirds of which, in the middle of an signed by Mr Herbert, the proprie. inaccessible cliff, our guide pointed tor, for parties on the lakes to rest out a grey rock exactly resembling and refresh at, and is a very good si an eagle with its wings expanded, tuation for that purpose. Return. immediately under which, he made ing to our boat across the center of us observe something like a large the Island, we passed the cottage of bird's nest, sheltered by the impend. our guide, who with her husband ing rock, which they have a tradi. and family reside here, being allowed tion has been, during time immemotheir cabin, a little garden, and some rial, and still is, the habitation of trilling annuity by Mr Herbert, but that monarch of the winged race, depending chiefly on the presents which gives name to this part of the they receive from curious travellers. mountain. As I did not see his Ma. Having no change, we gave our jesty, I could not help doubting his guide a credit on our coxswain for existence. We landed our little caahalf a crown, for which he wished non, and fired it opposite the EaJong life to our honors, and said that gle's nest. The echo was very fine Biddy might depend on his paying but single, and much inferior to that it to her.
at Darby's garden, but the tones Landing again on the opposite of the French horn, or bugle, which side, we walked along the bank of accompanied us at a little distance the little river, through which the on the shore, and which we heard upper lake discharges itself into the occasionally, were very fine, and the lower, while the boatmen set the effects charmingly varied by the difboat up against the stream through ferent situations from whence they the old weir bridge of one arch, issued. On the left in all this dis. which connects the two banks imme tance, is a low wilderness, with a diately above Denis, and though old few irregular risings or hillocks, and out of repair, is a good object in partly barren, partly swamp or the scene. Taking boat again a marsh, and partly copse, extending
to the base of Turk about a mile.- top, peeps out from among the fo
Ihree quarters of a mile above lirge, immediately above the temthe Eagle's nest, we were shewn a ple, and commands a prospect of marrow pass between two rocks, of the whole lake, and all the islands. about ten yards wide, which seemned We directed our course to this island, to have been separated by a convul passing several others of different sion of nature, to permit the waters forms and dimensions, and all cover. of the upper lake to escape, which ed with a vast variety of small forest the great height of the surrounding timber, flowering shrubs, and evermountains in every other part of its greens, in every shade of that de circuit completely forbid. This pass lightful colour. We landed in a is called Coleman's Eye, from a tra little bay near the foot of the temdicion that a person of that name ple, which we entered, but found just when pursued by an enemy sprung as the workmen had left it, without over it at a leap, and so escaping being yet prepared according to the left the impression of his teet on the intention of its amiable proprietor Tock, which they did not fail to for the reception of visitors. While shew us.
our guide and eoxswain spread our Doubling a projection of this rock, table cloth, on some boards placed we found ourselves suddenly in the on stools taken from the temple, ua. upper lake, without having any pre der the shade of some dwarf oaks, vious view of it, and turning our eyes we sauntered by a circuitous ascend. back, we could not see the pass, by ing path towards the top of the which we had entered it, so compleat bill. --About half way up we were ly does the rock on the right hand suddenly arrested by a fine note from project beyond that on the left.- the bugle horn, the horn-player haImagination could not form a scene ving ascended by a more steep and more wild, more sublime, and more direct path, and placed himself besolitary than that which now present hind some rocks on the left of our ed itself to our view : A fine piece path. He then continued at inter. of water, four miles long by about vals to blow, sometimes the bugle, one broad, studded thick with wood. and sometimes the French horn, ed islands, and entirely surrounded which, as we continued to wind by a vast amphitheatre of stupen- round the hill, in ascending from their dous mountains, presenting a differ- great variety of tones, and echoes, ent shape in every point of view, and particularly from the purple mous. not a human habitation in sight, ex tain opposite, had a fine effect. He cept one solitary cabia on the side of had placed himself so as to command the purple mountain; on the right, a a view of the top of the hill, on our banqueting cottage still farther, at arrival at which
arrival at which, he gave a preconthe very N. Western extremity of certed signal with the bugle, when the lake, owned, if I mistake not, by the people below fired the cannon, a Mr Ronan, and an octagon rustic the report of which, confined by the temple, lately built by Lady Ken- surrounding mountains, was astonishmare, and just finished, on a small ingly loud, but the echo by no means island about a mile at this side of so fine as that at Darby's garden ; Ronan's cottage, which being white- which gives me cause to suppose washed, forms a beautiful object, that the effect of echo is much greacontrasted with the arbutus, and o ter where there is some passage for ther dark green copse, with which the sound to escape, than where it is the island is covered, while an eleva. confined on all sides. The view ted pyramidal hill, with a bare rocky from this rocky pinnacle was very