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this life, and is gone to that blessed place, Renowned Spencer, lie a thought more
where only his harmony can be exceeded.
Obiit 21. die Novembris, Anno Ætatis suæ nigh To learned Chaucer; and rare Beaumont 37, Annoque Domini 1695. lie
23. In the church-yard of Kirk St. Ann, isle A little nearer Spencer, to make room
of Mann. By Sir W. Buck. For Shakespeare, in your threefold, fourfold tomb;
To the memory of Daniel Tears, who To lodge all four in one bed, make a shift
died December the 9th, 1787, aged 110. Until Dooms-day, for hardly will a fifth, Here, friend, is little Daniel's tomb, Betwixt this day and that, by face be slajă, To Joseph's years he did arrive: For whom your curtains may be drawn a Sloth killing thousands in their bloom, gain.
While labour kept poor Dan alive. If your precedency in death do bar
How strange, yet true, full seventy years, A fourth place in your sacred sepulchre, Was his wife happy in her Tears. Under this sacred marble of thy own,
24. On Hugh Lumber, Husbandman. By Sleep, rare Tragedian, Shakespeare! sleep
Mr Somerville. alone; Thy unmolested peace, in an unshar'd cave,
In cottages and homely cells, Possess as land, not tenant of the grave;
True piety neglected dwells; That unto us and others, it may be
Till callid to heaven, her native seat, Honour hereafter to be laid by thee.
Where the good man alone is great :
'Tis then his humble dust shall rise, 20. In Westminster Abbey.
And view his judge with joyful eyes ; To the memory of Nicholas Rowe, Esq, While haughty cyrants shrink afraid, who died in 1718, aged forty.five, and of And call the mountains to their aid. Charlotte his only daughter, wife of Henry
25. Fane, Esq. who inheriting her father's spi• rit, and amiable in her own innocence and
Tel que tu es, je fus. beauty, died in the 230 year of her age,
Tel que je suis, tu seras.
26. Thy reliques, Rowe! to this sad shrine we trust,
Ιμάντα ποιείν εδυναμην. . And near thy Shakespear place thy ho
GLOTIANUS. nour'd bust, Oh! skilled next him, to draw the tender The following was transmitted to us by tear,
another ingenious correspondent : For never heart felt passion more sincere;
To the Editor. "To nobler sentiments to fire the brave,
SIR, For never Briton more disdained a slave !
As I perceive, by your insertion of some Peace to thy gentle shade, and endless rest, Epitaphs transmitted by Glotianus, that Blest in thy genius, in thy love too blest!
you have a tooth for a morceau of that sort, And blest, that timely from our scene re
I subjoin the copy of one met with hy moy'd,
Swinburne, at Zaragosa, or Sarragossa, duThy soul enjoys that liberty it lov'd.
ring his travels in Spain, which may, pero To these so mourn'd in death, so lov’d in haps, even extort a smile from those life,
" who mock themselves, and scorn The childless mother, and the widow'd
" That could be mov'd to smile at any With tears inscribes this monumental stone, That holds their ashes, and expects her
Timon. 21.0n Mr Parsons, Organist at Westminster. Epitaph in the tomb of the King of Spain's Death passing by, and hearing Parsons
Precentor at Sarragossa. play,
“ Here lies interred John Cabeça, PreStood much amazed at his depth of skill, And said, this artist must with me away,
centor of my Lord the King. When he is
admitted to the choir of angels, whose so(For death bereaves us of the better still.) ciety he will
embellish, and where he will But let the quire, while he keeps time, distinguish himself by his powers of songsing on,
God will say to the angels - Cease, ye For Parsons rests, his service being done.
calves, and let me hear John Cabeça, Pre22. In Westminster Abbey. centor of my Lord the King.' Here lies Henry Purcel, Esq. who left
(To be continued.)
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Dr Thynne, who recommended him to ap*
ply to Mrs Clarke ; and he authorised him Wednesday, Feb. 1.
to do so, and to offer her 2001. to facilitate CHARGES AGAINST The Duke or York. veyed to Mrs Clarke by his servant, uuder
his brother's object. This 2001. was con
a blank cover. THE House resolved into a Committee
Soon after the exchange to inquire into the charges brought by had been gazetted, he called on Mrs Clarke Mr Wardle against the Duke of York, to thank her for her exertions, and on that Mr Wharton in the chair.
occasion she entreated that he would be seThe first charge which Mr Wardle en cret with respect to the transaction, lest it deavoured to substantiate was, that appli- should come to the Duke of York's ears. cation had been made to a Mrs Clarke in Has Mr Knight seen Mrs Clarke within 1805, at that time under the protection of the last month? Yes. the Duke of York, to expedite an exchange How happened it that he saw her? She which Colonel Knight wanted to get com sent me a note, to which I made no reply. pleted, offering her L. 200 ; that she had Ten days ago she sent me another note, ustated the circumstance to the Commander pon which I called on her, and she asked in Chief, with the conveniency of the mos
me the name of che officer who had exney to her'; and that the exchange was in changed with my brother. She made a consequence immediately gazetted. : number of complaints of the ill treatment
The examination of witnesses according- she had experienced from his Royal Highly commenced, but not upon oach,
Dess the Duke of York, who had left her Dr Thynne was the first wirness exami- 2000). in debt, and expressed her determined. He had attended Mrs Clarke in his nation to expose him to the public, unless professional capacity; and, at the request of she could bring him to terms. I said that an old friend, he was induced to apply to it was her affair, and that I trusted she her to use her interest to expedice an ex would not produce me or my brother. Her change between Lieut.-Colonel Brook and reply was, “ Good God ! no, I have no such Lieut.-Col. Knight, for which he was au intention, you can have nothing to do with thorised to tell her she would receive 2001. it." The medium through which she was to ef Did she express her desire to conceal fect this, though not expressed, was well from the Duke of York that 2001. had been known. In about a fortnight or three weeks, paid her, or what were her words ? She re. Mrs Clarke sent the Gazette to his house, quested that the whole business might be with a note, to uy the exchange was ac. concealed from him. complished; that she was going out of town Mrs Marg Anne Clarke was next called, in a day or two, and that the 2001. would and stated in substance, that she resided be very convenient. When he first appli- in Gloucester place in 1805, under the proed, Mrs Clarke talked much of difficulty, tection of the Duke of York ;- chat De and of secrecy, and of the danger she in aynne attended her at that cime as her carred, if any thing she did was permitted physician ;-that he applied to her for an to transpire. He understood the business exchange between Lieucenant-Cols. Knight would have been done in time. Mrs and Brooke, and offered her L. 200. to gec Clarke was only asked to expedite it. It dispatch ;-that she spoke to the Commanwas a fair thing, and would have gone re der in Chief on che subject, and cold him gularly through the Office.
she was to receive a compliment, but did Mr Robert Knight was next called, and not then mention the particular sum ;--that said, his brother, Lieut.-Col. Knight, had the Duke asked her if she knew the parapplied to the War Office in the regular" ties, when she said she did not. When the way, to procure an exchange between him exchange was gazetted, she sent a note to and Lieut. Colonel Brook, and received the De Thynne, who sent her next morning a usual oflicial answer, that whepever a pro- bank note for L. 200. with his compliments per successor could be found, there would in writing ;-chat she showed the note the be no objection to comply with his request. same day to the Duke, observing that the Some delay had taken place, of the cause of parties had kept their promise ; and that which he was ignorans.He stated it to she got one of the Duke's servants to get May 1809.
change of the note ;-that it is very likely be sent me word, if I should speak or write
York; one Taylor, a shoemaker in Bond-
send your request ? By another turn, and poipted more personally my pen. to the private conduct of the witness on How did you send your letter? By that different occasions Her answers were gi same Ambassador of Morocco. -ven with much pertuess. The following Was it a verbal answer you received, or are the questions of most interest.
by letter? It was a verbal one; either in Did you ever state you had any ground Taylor's own language, or the Duke's ; ! of complaint against his Royal Highness ? don't know which. My friends know I have.
» What is your husband's name? Clarke. Have you not .stated, that if his Royal What is his Christian name? Joseph, I Highness did not comply with your de believe. mands, yo would expose him told Mr · Where were you married? At Pancras ; Adam by letter, that if his Royal Highness
Mr. Adam can tell you. did not fulfil his promises and those of Mr The House frequently laughed at the anAdam, by paying me my annuity, which swers given by the witness to several ques Mr Adam had guaranteed, I would expose tions put to her; and she was agaiu admiohis Royal Highness's letter which contain nished from the Chair, and warned, that if ed that promise.
she persisted in giving her aswers in that Did you not say, if his Royal Highness perc manner, she would expose herself to did not come up to your terms, you would the censure of the House. expose him? No, to no one whatever ; nor Have you not said you were married at is it willingly in me to do so now; I was Berkhamstead? Yes; bur merely in joke. very angry Perhaps Mr Adam will pro.' : Did not you find Mr Adam believed you, duce that letter. It was the worst I said or and acted upon that information ? He set did on the occasion.
a man to make inquiries on the subject; at Did you ever say to Mr Robert Knight least so the Duke told me. But neither Mr you would expose his Royal Highness ? Adam nor any one else could say I acted No; I did not.
improperly while I remained under the Nor ta that effect? I told him I was go: Duke's protection. jog to publish the correspondence, for the Did not you represent your husband as purpose of paying my creditors, which his the nephew of Aldernian Clarke? He told Royal Highness refused to do He insist
me he was. ed I should plead my marriage, to evade Did you believe he was ? Yes, I did., the payment of my debts. About six weeks Did you ever see Alderman Clarke? I ago I received a message from Mr Adam never saw any of my busband's relations, to that purpose by a sort of a lawyer. but two, a brother and sister.
Are you a married woman? You have Do you now believe he was so related ? no reason to doubt it. . Upon the question I never inquired since I quitted him. He being repeated, she said, “ I am a married is nothing to me, nor I to him. I never
saw him these three years, since he threatHow long are you married ? .I must re ened to bring an action against the Duke fer you to Mr Adam; he has the certificate of York. of my marriage.
What business was your husband of? Upon being told from the chair she. He was of no business. His father was a must give direct answers to the questions, builder. she said, ".I am married fourteen or fifteen Did you ever live in Tavistock Place? I years."
Place ; I don't know. I was in Park Lane
leaving Tavistock Place and going to Park to conceal his visits, or those of any other Lane ? I don't know, the Duke knows. I Gentleman, from his Royal Highness. might have gone to some of his houses. Can you state the particulars how Mr
When did you first become acquainted Wardle obtained the letters from you! with the Duke? I must be excused if I do One morning he took some parcels without not mention it. Upon being pressed for an any sanction from me ; when I asked him answer, she said, “ I do not recollect." for them, he laughed it off, saying they were
Can you positively say you did not live some love secrets, and I never have been in Tavistock Place before you knew the able to get them back since. Duke ? I do not consider that a fair ques How did it happen that your letters were tion; I have a family of children, and a so exposed as that he could take them ?daughter grown up: I lived under the pro From the confusion I was in at the time, tection of the Duke there,
being about to remove to my mother's. Were you under his protection when you Does the witness wish to be understood first lived there? No, I was under the pro as stating that Mr Wardle took these let. tection of my mother.
ters without her leave and authority ? Did you riot represent yourself as a wi- Yes. But he had run away with others dow ? -No, never but at the Court-Mar-' before, some nonsensical little notes, which tial. I thought I was saving my own cha I suppose induced him in this case to take racter and that of his Royal Highness, as the letters. When I saw him, he said he he was married also.
would give them back to me if I wished, Did you not tell your tradesmen you were and that he was sorry for the subject of a widow ? No, never.
them. Have you not threatened the Duke, that Mr Adam was then examined as an evi. if he did not comply with the terms pro- dence, and asked, Was the statement of the posed, you would put his letters into hands last witness true as respecting him ; who would make him pay your demand? Mr Adam rose, and made a pretty long What letters ?
statement. He said, that in the year 1789, Have you not said you would put every he was first desired to look into some conthing on paper, and if the Duke did not cerns of the Duke of York. He had sincc comply, you would put it into hands who that time given the strictest attention to would publish it ? --The gentleman is re those concerns, not in a professional capaciting from Mr Adam's letter, had he not city, but gratuitously. It came to his knowbetter read it ?
ledge late in 1805, that Mrs Clarke's husOn the question being repeated, she said, band had threatened the Duke of York I don't recollect what I said ; but I beg the with an action of damages, for criminal letter may be produced, and that will speak conversation with his wife. Upon this he for the contents.
directed diligent inquiries to be made reAre you in the habit of seeing Colonel specting Mrs C. and found that the account Wardle? - Yes.
she had given of herself was not correct; Have you had any conversation with and thinking that her conduct was such as Col. Wardle on this business, within these would be likely to be very prejudicial to three days ? - No.
his Royal Highness, not with respect to his Did Colonel Wardle acquaint you with character in his military command, but as the present transaction, and mention his in to his pecuniary circumstances, he had laid tention of calling you as a witness !-I was before the Duke of York all the informan first acquainted with the business he in- tion that he had collected upon the subject, tended bringiog forward, when I saw it in accompanied by the proofs. It had been the newspapers. I was very angry, and represented to him, that she had defended even had some words with him, for the an action as a married woman for property disrespectful mention he had made of a obtained by her as a widow She had been friend of mine, Mr Donovan Mr Wardle married at Pancras, and not at Berkhamtook some letters of mine without my per- stead, as she stated. The Duke of York mission, which I have not been able to get was slow to believe any thing against her ; back since.
but being at ength convinced, he resolved Did Mr Robert Knight ever call on you to part with her, and sent him with a short alone, after you had received the 2001. - note to her, announcing this determination. Many times.
This communication was accompanied with Did you ever say to Mr Robert Knight, a declaration, that his Royal Highness would that you were anxious to conceal that trans pay her an annuity of 4001. per annum, as action from his Royal Highness No. long as she behaved correctly; but that he
Had you any reason for wishing to con would give no bond or writing to that efceal the visits of Mr Knight from the Com fect, and should always consider himself at mander-in-Chief?-I never was desirous liberty to withdraw it if she did not act
correctly. Mrs Clarke appeared ex there had been no greater delay than was tremely surprised, but not exasperated, necessary for the purpose of making pro. at this communication. She expressed per inquiry ; similar delays occur in a determination to see his Royal High, such transactions every week. He then ness, and seemed to entertain strong stated, that the usual course in these hopes that she would make Him change matters was, to make his report to the his resolution.
Commander in Chief weekly, every In answer to a question put to him Wednesday--the Commander in Chief by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, he approves on Thursday, when he does apreplied, that he never did guarantee to prove; and the King on Friday; then it her, in any way, the payment of the an. is gazetted on the Tuesday, except a nuity.
special case. In a word, every thing in Colonel Wardle was then examined this case was perfectly and purely regu. with respect to the parts of Mrs Clarke's lar, according to the forms of uffice in testimony alluding to him. He confirm- every one of its stages; which appeared ed her testimony in this respect, that to make a deep impression on the Com. there never was more than one regular mittee in favour of his Royal Highness, conversation between them upon the Mr Adam, in a very energetic speech, matter, although he had touched on the reprobated the hurry with which the subject at various times, and collected Hon. Gentleman had urged these heavy several things from her, of which he re charges at the commencement of a ses. gularly made entries in a book; and he sion of Parliament, without having the admitted that he had taken some papers
evidence in readiness. He pointed out from Mrs Clarke, against her wish and the irreparable mischief such a conduct consent, for the purpose of preparing was likely to bring upon the character the accurate points of these charges of his Royal Highness. The charges His information was, however, derived had been preferred, without the witnesfrom other quarters besides Mrs Clarke, ses, which were to sustain them, being
Mr Canning put the following ques. even in England. Those witnesses zion :-Did Mrs Clarke ever state to might never be forthcoming; they might you that she informed the Duke of York die, perhaps, but still the charges were that she wished to go into the country, pending, and no chance of their being and that that wish might be gratified, determined. without any expence to his Royal High.
Mr Wharton then reported progress, ness, as she had received a loan of the minutes of the evidence were ora 2001.? No; she informed me, that she dered to be printed, and the Committold the Duke of York, that she had re tee appointed to sit again on Friday. ceived the 2001. for the exchange, which sum would be adequate to the expence
Friday, February zd. of the excursion.
Mr Wardle moved that the persons (By Mr Wharton.) Had Mrs Clarke do artend the Committee from the Duke more than once required the Hon. Gen. of York's office, with the books contleman to return the letters he had ta. taining the commissions granted withi ken from her? She had, and expressed that period in which Capt. Maling re. great warmth and dissatisfaction at what ceived his three commisions; also with was stated about the business in the the books containing the entries of comHouse of Commons.
missions granted to subaltern officers, Colonel Gordon (military and public their services, &c. Ordered secretary to the Commander in Chief) The House then went into a Com. was then called in, and underwent a mittee on the conduct of the Duke of long examination. The principal fea. York. ture of his evidence went to shew that Several questions were put to Mr the regularity of the proceedings in the Wardle by the Chancellor of the Ex. ofhce of the Duke of York precluded chequer, as to the length of his visits to any possibility of negotiating the ex Mrs Clarke, what time he called on her, change of commissions, without the ut. whether he walked to her house, or most publicity of such transactions. went io his carriage, how long he re, In the negotiation of the exchange be mained with her, &c. &c. tween Lieut.. Cols. Knight and Brook, This sort of examination continued