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'DEI, lolls Ilw rH.J! ¿'t:'r man' dl'pr:rtecl day, Hili>nt aiitI sadthe mourners tread their way The soleim; scene arrests the giddy crowd, 1)isr.ia-vs the wealthy, mid appals the proud! Thesongofmirtft, and plt'üure 's gll'ile ('n(1 hCIY-' soil-, of Mirth droops to and pleasure drops the teart A spirit whispers from the passing dead: (It eaiiii, and are fled' l,ut to die, Foreget the present for—eternity
'TlfF.T.OrOVS PRAYER PARAPHRASED.
'TlfF.T.OrOVS PRAYER PARAPHRASED. Oh Thou who dost the spucious heavens claim! For ever hallow'd he thy glorious name Hasten the kingdom of thy gracious love Incline our hearts to serve thee as above. (.it,e tis I!ii, lhy om daily bread, good Lord* 7 As we iiq afforti 1.t no temptation overwhelm the soul— Each lawless passion to thy law controul For an the powers that in heaven shine, Their grce-their glory—are for ever thine
, THE FROG AND THE DANCING-MASTER-
THE FROG AND THE DANCING-MASTER- NEAR a broad ditch, or rather bog, Without w previous assignation, A Dancing-Master and a Frog Enjoy'd a lHtle conversation. "Ah? Madam Frog," the artist cried, How more genteelly you would dance, Tf a ff'w lessons you had tried Practis'd so cleverly in France. Turn out your toes, c'est chose tres belle, You have one genius for de hop, Hold up your head—that's not so wet;; Rut a few lessons from my shop— Will give de finifih"-T,o a dog, Large and wide-mouth'd, ,tpproach'd so Bear, That sudden terrors seized the Frog, The Artist's grinders shook with fear. Across the ditch, and in a minute. The Frog was seen,-the Artist in it: The quadruped cried, looking sly, Mosieur, who hops best, you or I
SATURDAY NIGHT. SWEET to the soul the parting ray, Which ushers placid evening in When with the still-aspiring day, The Sabbath's peaceful hours begin ;— How grateful to the anxious breast, The sacred hours of holy rest I love the blush of vernal bloom, When morning filds night's sullen tear And dear to me the mournful gloom Of Autumn, Sabbath of the year But purer pleasures, joys sublime, Await the dawn of Holy Time. Hush'd is the tumult of the day, And worldly cares, and bus'ness cease, While soft the vesper breezes play. To hymn the glad return of peace O season blest! 0 moments gi vert To turn the vagrant thoughts to Heaven I What though iuvotv'd in lurid night, The loveliest forms ef nature fade; Yet, 'mid the gloom, shall heavenly light, With joy the contrite heart pervade ;— 0 then, Great Source of light divine, With heams etherial gladden mine. Oft as this hallow'd hour shall come, 0 raise my thoughts from earthly things; And hear them to my heavenly home, On living Faith's immortal wings— 'Till the last gleam of life decay <1.1 one eternal SABBATH-DAY
-gsp-SOLITUDE AND LOVE. i;-\…
-gsp- SOLITUDE AND LOVE. i; M. A. FRAGMENT. Vifhin that deep embowering wood was seen A nymph of fairest, comeliest deport; Grave, yet her smile was Heaven's light I ween; The twilight hour he ever lov'd to court,- And wheirthe moonbeams on the rill disport, Or through the branches chequer the green sward, Would walk alone, and often stop full short, Her bright blue eyes uppraising heavenward. And breathe forth accents soft, like sweetest music heard. These sacred haunts, the sages, as was meet, Sought, and this maid, yclept solitude. There Folly ne'er was seen; but, with staid feet. Shunning the world's turmoil, came oft the good. The sweets to taste of intellectual food. Yet, ever and anon, the nymph was seen Tit fondle-a fHir hoy, an urchin rude, And kiss ^iis r<v;\ lips and sparkling fen, And press him to her breast, right lovingly And when, sport o'ercome benea th the shade Vsleep she found him, gently would essay "Upon her snowy In-east to place his head, Ami-with, his auburn ringlets fondly plav Tlier1 h«r sweet lips to his would softly lav, And balmy kisses rapturously steal: Till, as if.fearful that they would betray Her wantonness, and ardent love reveal, Quick she would iJy away, her blushes to con- ceal, lie was a sportive and most trickish wight, And to refwlu him was her choicest pride Yet, whil", h-r speech was meet with wisdom dight., II." laug!»!g, glanc'd his roguish eye aside, A td all her gravest lessons would deride. vt,tl" "Which tie with wily skiH did ever hide • A:»d when she list not, made her bosom smart, A pd laugh'd to hear Iter sigh, and gloried in ids heart.
-c- THE LATE JOHN1 ITU.MPFREYS PARRY, ESQ. TO 'Hit: EDITOR. Sm-The feeling regret which the melancholy death of this gentleman has excited in the public mind, particularly throughout the Principality of Wales, induces me to send you a brief memoir of him. Mr. PARRY was horn in 1787, near Mold, in Flintshire. His father, (then Rector of Llanferas) was a gentleman of high literary attainments, and he took illtinite pains with his son, whom he sent at a proper ageto the Grammar School at Ruthin, where he gave many promises of future excellence. -Ito was afterwards placed in the office of his maternal uncle, :\1, Wynn, a highly respectable Solicitor at Mold, with a view of making the law his profession. On the death of his father, he became possessed of property, which enabled him to enter himself a student at the Middle Temple, and in 1811, he was called to the Bar. He married a daughter of Mr. Thomas, a re- spectable solicitor of Llanfyllin, in Montgomery- shire being thus connected with Wales, he chose I the Chester Circuit, and for some time practised with every prospect of a splendid career. He resided in London, and participated in its gaieties and pleasures, and as he was not solely dependent on dry briefs" for a maintenance, he did not exert himself to increase his practice, which of course dwindled by degrees, to nothing. His pro- perty in Wales was encumbered, and owing pro- bably to mismanagement, it became so much so, that poor Mr Parry found himself surrounded by a young family, without the means of supporting them Having unfortunately lost all connection at the Bar, it was high time for him to turn his literary acquirements to some advantage; besides the dead languages, he had made himself master of several modem ones, but his chief study was the Welsh, his mother tongue: she took such delight in the history and antiquities of his native land. that all other pursuits were neglected. He wrote occasional Essays on various subjects for periodi- cal publications, and two or three Poems one entitled The Suicide'a Grave," was much ad- mired he also wrote 11 The Death of Llymellyn," and The Heroes of Cambria," in my second vo- lume of Welsh Melodies. In 1819. he issued an anonymous prospectus, with a view of drawing the attention of the natives of Wales to a Monthly Magazine, to be called 7he which was to consist of translations from the works of the ancient Bards, and other records, which tended to throw light on the early history of the Britons. I wrote to the then unknown pro- jector to offer any assistance in my power, also a promise of an introduction to Mr. W. 0, Pughe, now Doctor Pughe; Mr. Parry called on me im- mediately, and avowed himself the Author of the address. The first number rtppeare(I in September, and it met with general approbation. A volume was completed, and dedicated to Sir W. W. Wynn, in the Preface to which, the Editor observes— I have to thank that eminent Welsh Scholar, Mr. W. O. Pughe, for many contributions ofgreat interest, as well as for much valuable informa- tion also for the friendly interest taken by that gentleman in the success of the work. Mr. Parry. the writer of the Letters on Music,' demands my particular thanks for hnviug been the first to afford encouragement to my enterprise." Dr. Pughe and I are proud of this acknowledge- ment now. Two volume* more were published, but under such restricted means, and, I may add. privations and distress, that rendered the situation of the Editor a most out-. Hi* whole time was devoted to the work, and he passed many hours daily at the British Musenm, searching for materials connected with the object of the publi- cation. He had not the nieand of adrertisiug tlui work. & as be printed it on his own account he WII greatly involved, and eventually sustained a seri- ous loss, which obliged him to make great sacri- fices, and to discontinue tha publication. This was a severe blow to him. for his heart and soul were in the Camttrti Ili-iloa and [ doubt not but it will now be deerned worthy the atten- tion of those who denied, their support when it was mostly required. The second volume is dedicated to his friend Dr. W. O. Pughe, wherein the services of that worthy man in thecauseof Welsh Literature, are warmly acknowledged. The third volume is in- dicated to another valuable friend to Cambria, the learned Dr. Burgess, Bishop of St. David's, founder of the Welsh College at Lampcter; both these addresses will be react with interest by every lover of the land that gave him birth. In 1820, Dr. O. Pughe, Mr. Parry and I pro- posed to establish a Cambrian Literary Society in London, and we were soon joined by many No- blemen and Gentlemen connected with Wales, and we had the pleasure of seeing our wishei realized. Mr. J. H. Parry acted as Honorary Secretary to the Institution, for some time. and he was afterwards appointed Editor of its Trans- actions, the second part of which has just been published, containing much valuable information. Mr. Parry has gained several prizes for Essays, &c. on various subjects, proposed by the Cam- brian .Society—viz. One, The Antiquity of the Welsh, Language," the Cymnirodorian medal. Others at the Carnarvon Eisteddfod; also at Ruthin, Mold, and two at Carmarthen in 1823 on which oecasion he wrote a Poem, which was recited by the Rev. J. Williams, Vicar of Lam- peter, at the commencement of the Eisteddfod. The following lines, alluding to the Right Reve- rend Patron of the Society, the Bishop of St. David's Wei enthusiastically received :— Ilritie of our land the Patriot and the sage, Rival of all that fills the storied page. Where, sainted piety and deep-drawn lore Reveal the fame, Mencvia* knew before; Pride of our land to thee our hopes ascend. Learning's, Religion's, Cambria's truest Friend." About two years ago, Mr. Parry turned his thoughts towards publishing the Lives of those ancient Britons who had distinguished themselves for learning, piety, heroic deeds, &c. &c. under the title of The Canbrian I'l.'tarch," but he only lived to complete one volume, which has been extremely well received, and highly spoken of by several ofoitr principal Reviewers, who. [ trust, will be pleased to hear that their kind ell- couragement and liberality, gave /Iw anxious Author the most heartfelt pleasure—he has re- peatedly named it to his friends with great ex- ultation. He had been recently appointed to superintend that part of the General National History, about to be published by Government, relating to the Ancient Britons, their laws and customs, a task, which he was eminently qualified to perform. Mr. Parry wrote an extremely Ill-at IUlIId, with great, facility, he was remarkabiy intelligent, and gentlemanly in his conversation, perfectly in- offensive, but, in consequence of severe applica- tions, he was overcome by the least excess, and rendered comparatively helpless, this, I conclude, was his unfortunate situation, when he was as- saulted by Bennett, who knocked him down, to rise no more alive Having brought niv plain, hut I trust, correct sketch so far. permit me to add, that I visited the widow shortly after the melancholy occurrence, whom I found, as way be well over- whelmed in mi-i f. She was not then conscious of the cause in her husband's death, her friends hav- I ie.g told her, that he had expired in an apoplectic | til. The manner in which she spoke of his ten- .1!'S3-- derness to her and his children, amid all his trials, was truly affecting. It is not (exclaimed the amiable mourner, while tears trickled down her face) the destitute situation in which I and my poor children are left, that t feel mostly, but the loss of the society of my dear John he was ever kind and affectionate to me, and constantly in- stilled lessons of virtue, duty, and obedience to the will of Heaven, into (he minds of his children, who I rejoice to say, are every thing I could wish them to be." There are three daughters, whose ages are 14. 12, and 8 and two sons, one 9, and the other (i years old. It is intended to fix Mrs. Parry in a Ladies' Boarding-school, and so afford her an opportunity of maintaining that respectable rank in society which she has hitherto held and to give her children a good education, which was ever the most earnest wish of their poor father's heart. Mr. Parry entertained the highest prin- ciples of honour, but his pecuniary embarrass- ments frequently made his conduct appear other- wise he repeatedly expressed lately. that to ex- tricate himself from the difficulties in which he had unfortunately been involved, would be his most anxious endeavour. He had but recently i-el iii-iit-it, with Mrs. Parry, from a visit to Wales, the object of which was partly to examine the valuable Welsh MSS. in Colonel Vaughan's Li- brary, at Rhug, and others. -tow- i ,I
AUDI ALTERAM PARTEM.I
AUDI ALTERAM PARTEM. (From the Morning Chronicle.) FAt be it from us to want to mix omselves up with the dispute between Mr. Martin and the Gentleman or Gentlemen who have published the following statement, which has been circulated in print. We entreat Mr. Martin to receive our assurance that though we have the highest opi. nion of his tenderness towards the brute creation, we should be sorry to presume so much on his tenderness towards ourselves as to deny the ac- curacy of his statements in so very unceremoni- ous a manner as that in which he is contradicted by his adversary. STATEMENT OF FACTS. Mr. Martin's only visit to the Westminster Pit, was, above all days, on a Sunday morning, in June, 1824, during Divine Service, attended by a dirty old woman who sweeps the crossing oppo- site the House of Commons. The first question he asked the pr prietor was, is this the Westmin- ster Pit, where Mr. Cribb's bitch fought the monkey ? and requested to see the beast, which was then shown to him, when he exclaimed, by he iM It fine t'ellow Mr. M. asked if there was not also a bear? He was answered in the affirmative, and the ani- mal was shown him. Mr. Martin remarked, htj was a very noble animal. Now Mr. Martin, if he adheres to the truth, must say ha never saw two animals in such high condition as the inoiik(i), and the bear, lie then asked how often the bear was baiteu and was informed, that depended off gentlemen wauling to try dogs they wished to purchase, to send or take abroad, courageous enough for wild sports: which Mr. M. said was very good. The next question put, was, arc there not some badgers kept here also ? he was answered in tlio affirmative, and shown the finest collection this country can produce which animals have asto- nished some hundreds of persons several who know badgers have been kept at the Westmiu- ster Pit for three years together, and can attest the above fact; which proves hat hftillIg of them is not attended with the cruelty expressed by many. M. then inquired what sort of company came to the pit; and was told, gentlemen, trades- I)eolile,-Lye. lie then asked the proprietor if he knew him ? who replied no; he remarked that the conversation in the lobby of the House of Commons, ran more on the monkey, than business Ior greatei- importance. lie asked him iriia knew any of the members ha said he knew a great many gentlemen, and, no doubt, several ji.embers among them but making use of gentlemen's names he considered very improper. Mr. M. said, 1 he would be glad If hectlllld mention a name or two, as he knew more ivienibers than he drd, but a few more would be a greater satisfaction. The next question was, how the Rat-Match. Monkey Fight, &e. got into circulation, the reply was, by distributing cards or bills he asked were there any of those cards or bills left on being an- swered yes. and furnished with some, he remark- ed he could peruse them at his leisure. He then wislwd him to accept some silver to take a little to drink, but he thanked him and said no.- The Bills which Mr. Martin put on the table- in the HOIIse of Commons were no doubt thosn above alluded to on the Sunday morning before mentioned, and from the following statement or fach, the Proprietor trusts he shall prove all ra (. all ^jr. Martin's assertions to be entirely without foundation. The following statement will prove how Mr. Jacco Maccacco, the famons monkey, first came 'to the pit. He was purchased of a person, at H ox ton, who bought him of a sailor at Ratcliff Highway this sailor brought him from the itia of Maccacco, and kept him for three years, dur- ing which time he seemed as tame and rlomesti-1 cated as a cat but one morning, as was his mas ter's usual custom, he presented the monkey with some warm milk and water, which he refused his master thinking it too hot, he look it up to blow it cool, when the monkey flew at him and caught hotdof three fingers, which he so lacerat- ed, that he remains incapable of getting his liv- ing at his usual calling to this day.. This monkey is canine mouthed, and much larger than the common monkey. However hi* master put him up at a raffle, and he was won by a Mr Carter, a silversmith: with this new master helearllt new tricks, and his master was compel- led to purchase a piece of sheet-iron, two feet by three, which he was forced to use as a shield whon he approached him. Finding nim Vf*ry much disposed to beset him, he took him, house and nil, ititti the field, for a dog to kill him but the monkey beat not only that dog, but another. A by-estander said they were only curs, and his dog would soon destroy it; therefore a spot and. time was proposed at Bethnal-green, at which place the monkey was victor also, and pronounced the wonder of the day. At this time it became a town talk, and it being well known that Mr. Cribb had a famous little bitch called Puss.. which was high in estimation in the sporting world; it was proposed to pit her against this monkev, and the Westminster Pit was the place of action named, on the 13th June, 1821. To witness this tight, many of our first Nobles at- tended, and well know the fight lasted two mi- niutes and a half, when the hitch was taken away under the care of an eminent surgeon, and Mr. Jacco made one jump into his house, to the great laughter of the whole company. This fact no doubt will meet the eye of some one who saw it, and can attest its truth. Mr. Cribb's Puss lived more than two years after, and had two litters of pups the monkey died of a cold and ulcerated sore throat about firteen months after, is now stuffed, and in the possession of J. Shaw, Esq. of Mitclmm Common if torn, as represented by Mr. Martin, no man alive could have stuffed it, and as the animal can he seen.there is the strong- est. proof of its being falsely represented to the I Magistrates of the Police Office, by Mr. M. who also said in the House of Commons, that he saw the monkey weltering ill his gol-o, and the I bitch, -c.m_ with her jaws broken, which was notoriously falsa. This last assertion is like the following, wherein Mr. M. pretended to know more of Mr. Cribb's bitch than Mr. C. himself. Mr. M. was one day in Westminster Hall, and happening to hear that Mr. Cribb was in atten- dance on a trial he said, pray which is Cribb on his being pointed out, he said, by Jasus, Crihb, how could you be so cruel to suffer the monkey to kill your bitch Cribb replied, sure you dreamt it, for the bitch has a litter of pups on her at home, and you may have one if you please to stand the figure. It seems by Mr. M.'s trouble that every stone must be turned, therefore he starts to a police of- fice, where he saw the magistrate*, and said, I am oome to lay a complaint against a place of amusement called the Westminster Pit; the ma- gistrates asked his grounds of complaint; he said there had been a monkey fight, and ho saw the poor beast weltering in his blood the magis- trates said they never had heard any complaint: the officers were called, and questioned they said they knew of the pit well, they generally looked in on their rounds, and never found any thing disorderly it had been there some years, and always well conducted it was attended by respectable people," and very frequently by the first orders of society. Respecting the monkey and bitch, your worship, replied one of the offi- cers, I can fetch both in the space of half an hour. in perfect health the magistrates said there was no necessity, and ho certainly must believe the officers, and could see no cause for complaint, for, from all inspection of the books for the last twen- ty years back, no charge could bo found, nor does the oldest officer recollect any thing of the kind: yet Mr. M. terms it a sink of infamy. Mr. M. in his Sunday's visit to,the Bear, calls him a noble animal, and seemed highly pleased, but on visiting the house he turns every thing he saw into as dreadful as that at Probert's cottage the bear's jaw broken, ears cut off, and his eye!! out of the sockets, all which are as groat as were ever uttered, as can be proved by many respectable inhabitants in Westminster. Mr. M. then asked the Magistrate if he knew who he was, the magistrate replied no he then said [ am a member of Parliament, and will bring it before your betters; when he walked away very dissa- tisfied. The pit is situated in one of the poorest parts of Westminster, and free from any offence to a neighbour, as clearly appears from the great trouble the Magistrates and Officers took at the Police Office in question, to trace back the Watch charges for so many years, without discovering the smallest complaint which was the greatest satisfaction possible to the Keeper of the West- minster Pit, more particularly as it proved the Honourable Member all in the wrong.
DEATH OF WM. OAVEN, R. A.
DEATH OF WM. OAVEN, R. A. Occasioned by taking wrong medicine, which teas erroneously labelled. On Saturday evening an Inquest was held be- fore Mr. Higgs, and a most respectable Jury, at the last residence of W. Owen, Esq. No. 33, Burton-street, Berkeley-square, whose death was occasioned under the following afflicting circumstances:— Martha Evans sworn—I was cook to tha late deceased gentleman, and had been in his service two years and ¡L half. He was IlIJ unwell all the time that ho kept hit room, having lost the use of his limbs. My Master had been iii the con- stant habit of taking medicine during that period and very early in the morning. About three o' clock on Friday morning the deceased.called me. I went immediately, and inquired if he would takis tea ? He said No," but he would talc* his draught at four. I then took a bottle from ths table where the medicino was always placed. Only one bottle was there Mr, Owen had put it there between eleven and twelve the preceding night, and told me it was a (Iraiiffht for my iuaster to takf" when ho wished to have it. This. bottle I showed to the deceased at 4 o'clock, ns he was particular in reading tha label, and he said, is very right. I cannot rend writing myself. I shook the bottle, and poured the liquid into a glass. He swallowed the medicine, and im- tmediately observed that it had a different taste from his former physic. He looked at it neveral times, -.tti(I rel,o-,ite(i it was tho He added that I was to take care of the bottU, give it to hit --On, Mr. W. Owen, for him to taku to the chemists, saying that perhaps they had varied the medicino. I slept in the same apartment as deceased. He desired me to go to bed and beg- ged I would not disturb him. I did so, and awoke about five. The deceased then snored very loud, and I considered he was going into a e fit (being subject to them). I went to him, when lie told "to he wati goirig to sleel). At six o'clock I again heard him snore, which being very un- I usual. I inquired of him if hB was ill, and whe- ther the medicine had disagreed with him? Tits deceased said that his head ached, and he wanted sleep. About half an hour afterwards I rang the bell for our boy, and soon after the deceased ap- peared very sleepy, but spoke, and desired me not to be alarmed, as he wasonly sleepy.— I sent the boy to call master's son, t-a whom I said there was a great alteration in his father for the worse, and that I considered wrong medi- eine had been admiuistered. 1 instantly brought L the deceased some tea, but he couJd not swallow it. The deceased gentleman was between 50 and I 60 y.arll of ag. Mr. William Owen said, my father, now de- ceased, was in the habit of taking an opening draught, prescribed by Sir Anthony Carlisle, and he dally took a preparation of opium, called Battley's Drops. He invariably took thirty drops oa going to bed. The two phials I uow produce were brought home by one of our ser- vants on Wednesday last. On one Iii a labal, containing these wordl-" Thll draught as be- fore, for W. Owen the other phial is now full. and has written on it Battley's Drops." This I have no doubt contains the draught that ought to have been taken by my father—the castor oil in -it Is quite visible. As soon as I discoyared the unfortunate mistake, I sent for medical assistance. After mv father's death, I went to the chemist's shop where the mistake was acknowledged to have occurred, and that it was aecideutly done by one of the young men. Mr. Robert Hicks, of Conduit-street, surgeon, said, I was sent for on Friday, between seven and eight o'clock, to attend the deceased; I repaired first to the Haymarket instead of Bru- ton-street, conceiving the melancholy occurence had taken place there. I arrived at the latter place soon after eight, where I saw the deceased geutlman, who was in a state of stupor. I ad- ministered an emetic, and repeated it-he brought up much matter from his stomach. I afterwards sent to Mr. Weiss, instrument-manufacturer, in the strand, for some instruments, with which I injected liquid and axtracted a great portion of matter. The deceased, however, gradually got worse, and lingered till near four o'clock the same afternoon, and then expired. I was informed that the deceased gentlemad had taken a quan- tity of poisonous matter. Battley's Drops is I (a nostrum) a preparation or opium. Joseph Jenkins, a servant of the deceased, said, on Wednesday evening I went to the chemist's shop in the Haymarket I asked for a draught— (I have procured such a draught there forty or fifty times before for my master) and also for a bottle of Battley's Drops. I left the order and called again in an hour* when the two bottles were given to me, which [ brought home, and took into the deceased's room. This being the whoie of the evidence, the Jury most deeply lamented the unfortunate mis- take that had occurred, and after a long consfilta- tion, ttitiyretui-iiedthe follow iiig.vei-(Iict.-Il,rhat the deceased, Win. Owen. Esq. died from taking a large quantity of Battley's Drops, the bottle containing that liquid having been negligently and incautiously labelled by the person who prepared the medicine as an opening draught. such as the said Mr. Owen had been in the habit of taking." -HiM-
SALOP ASSIZES. nooErts 11. MYTTOJ?, ESQ. This was an action for Libel, the defendant having accused the plaintiff with poaching. Mr. CAMPHELL, on behalf of the plaintiff said, the [iresent is a ease of a serious nature, re- quiring exemplary damages. The defendant is a gentleman of large property in this county.— The plaintiff is the son of a solicitor and free- holder. and lives at a farm near Ellesmere; He had been long attached to a beautiful young wo- man, whom he married in July. 1823, and they lived happily together up to this moment: But no thanks to Mr. Mytfon—who had done all in his power to destroy that happiness, first by at- tempting the chastity of the wife, and next by destroying the character of the husband. Mr. Mytton had sometimes called at Mr. Rogers's house, when hunting, for what purpose will be seen. In Feb. 1824, Mr. Mytton went to the Black Lion, in Ellesmere, and delivered the;fol- lowing letter, addressed to Mrs. Rogers: I am exceedingly ailxious to set you pri- vately for a few minutes, as I have something very much to your. advantage if you attend to what I say. I do itfor your own good, as I am extremelyanxious for your welfare. I hope yon w 11 attend to my note, and let your answer be left with Jones's daughter. Only say where I shall meet you on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. My object is to saye you trouble, and will ttieet you iwiir yourown house. The sooner I see-you the-beterif possible on Sunday. l'our'ir sincerely, JOHN MYTTON. Say exactly the hour and where I shall see you, for [ have particular reasons for wishing not to be seen; so let it be atdusk in tbt) $'UP- ing." i This letter Wat inclMcd in one from llil8 Eli- zabeth Jones, of the Black Lion, Ellesmare, a* follows, addrossewd to Mrs. Rogers: I hope you are well. You must rtend an answer to this letter addressed to me and, when you have rend it, burn it." Those letters were delivered to Mrs. Rogers while Mr. U, was from home. On his return, she like a prudent virtuous woman golve her hue- band the two letters, who repaired to the Black Lion, and threatened with some vehemence.— Mr. Mytton heard of this and knowing that Mr. Rogers was the nephew ofT. Lloyd, Esq. of Osbaston, he wrote to that gentleman as fol- lows. You. Gentlemen of the Jury, will see what a. turn he gives to the transaction:— Dear Llvyd-l was surprised to find by Jones of Ellesmere, that Mr. Rogers, of Saridford, is I in an extravagant rage with in* for writing to his wife, wishing to see her as I was aware that he and another of his companions were more than •suspected of shooting at night at Sandforti Pool- tail. I have spoken to hint not perhaps 3 times in my life, hot I rtilTlOlllhur hilt wife some years. 1 never spoke to her I believe before her marriage and never but in her own house. When with the hounds the w-ut good euoiigh to give me a draught of ale, and bread andelluose. In conse- quence of that I was determined toapptlle her of his shooting at uiglit, which he perhaps is not aware of subjects him to transportations I did not wish the person who watches to know that I prevented any person from being detected, and wished to caution her. Mr. Kellyou was aware of his being "o employed, at [Gaiit so suspected; and I told Mr. KLenyon, if he would not proceed i against him, I would take care hit should not II offend again especially as I heard he was going to leave the country. I likewise spoke to Mr. Bridgman, who has cantionvd a young man, who lives near Knockin, about such practices; and to you, as Roger's re- lation, 1 take the liberty of explaining, Ifhe chooses to remain in the extravagant rage Jones describes, I can't help it: he may thsnk himwlf ror hi, uneasiness, as Mrs. Rogers will sav, if asked, that I never in word or deed ssid or did any thing that all tho world might not witness. Excuse the trouble I give, and write me a line by Jonee. Your's sincerely, JOHN MYTTON. I I th I-eb. 182-t- [.,k ftvr the letter had been read, Mr. RIMI ARDI, for the defendant. objected that a part of it was not set forth on the record. But it was ruled that the whole of the libel itself being set forth, the part omitted was deemed of no importance] Mr. Campbell continued.—This story about poaching is pure invention. If Mr. Mytton had any real friendship for the plaintiff, he would have written to Mr. Rogers himself, not to his wife. Mr. Mytton was called upon to prove it. b, calling the Hon. Mr. Kenyon, who, if called will on the contrary say that the plaintiff is a re- spectable man, and notdeservin; ofbeing libelled by being charged with an offence which by law would subject him to transportation. He (Mr. Campbell) would prove the real intention of the defendant by his expressions to a witness named Edwards, but before his evidence was heard, females must withdraw. The first witness was Wm. Jonet, who identi- fied the letters as the same which he took to Mrs. Rogers, of Sandford.—John Truss proved the letters to Mrs. Rogt'rs and Mr. Lloyd as being the handwriting of Mr. Mytton. Mrs. R. jsa beautiful woman, and was married in July pre- ceding.—On cross-examination by Mr. Taunton till witness said that an offer was made by him to Mr. Mytton to withdraw the action, if he would pay all costs, make an apology, and if the action against Jones the innkeeper were settled simul- taneously, he giving XS in bread to the poor of Ellesmere. Mr. Rogers was not present when this offer was made, nor sanctioned it. [The Rule of the Court of King's Bench was re d, setting aside the offer to compromise, and ordering the trial to proceed.] Joseph Edn-ards being called, females were ordered to withdraw. Witness said Mr. Mytton ran a horse at Hereford, and won the gold cup.— WMtness was sitting at the Hotel there, when Mr. M • came in. drank three glasses of wine, and asked him when he saw Lloyd last? adding, he spoke to me very cool, and [ suppose he means to cut with me, on account of Rogers's bu- siness." Witness answered that he thought it was settled. Mr. M. rejoined that he did not know whether it was or not: for Rogers wanted him to make an apology. (Other expressions followed which it is not necessary to report.) Mr. TAUNTON, on behalf of the defendant, said, he rose under more than ordinary anxiety, because his learned friend had travelled out of the record, and laid to the charge of his client crimes which did not belong to the cause. He begged the jury to disentangle it from all artful representa- tions for seven-eights of his learned friend's ad- dress went to affirm a charge against the defen- dant for solicitation of pitititifv's wife, and not to establish against him the charge of Libel. With the former allegation the jury had nothing to do it forms no part of their decision. The law takes no cognizance of that offence. It is among those matters of imperfect obligation, which. however; they may be reprobated in private life and by every moral and well-regulated mind, do not fall under the law. True it is, that for debauching the wife of another, the law in its wisdom or its folly (there are advocates for both opinions) al- lows damfges; but where the attempt is repelled by the virtue of the woman, the law will not al- low it to be brought into court and it can not swell the amount of damages on another charge. The jury can only give damages on the letter to Mr. Lloyd, if that be a libel, and if it has injured the plaintiff's character at all. Now the 7th count speaks of the slander to Mr. Kenyon, who in the letter is made to say that Mr. Rogers is in the habit of shooting pheasants by night. Why was not that Hon. Gentleman called ? The learn- ed gentleman made many other ingenious remarks- on the evidence and, alluding to the offer to' withdraw the action if the costs were paid said, that surely the jury would give no larger dama- ges, than the plaintiff himself by such an offer- asked for. M. Justice LiTTi/Eii.\t.B summed up. remark- ing that as the letter to Mr. Lloyd, the uncle, imputed a crime which subjected the plaintiff t«y transportation, ft clearly was a libel, and the law therefore inferred malice. There is no justifi- cation offered but it was said that the letter con- tained friendly advice to put the plaintiff on his guard. The law would not sanction such a let- ter: Mr. Mytton ought to have written to the plaintif fhimself. Now as to the motive. The letter to Mr. Lloyd referred to the letter to plain- tiff's wife, and therefore the latter was read in this case, although the soliciting the plaintiff's wife could form no point for the Jury's consider- ation as to damages for that offence. Certainly that letter was calculated to raise suspicion.— The appointment was made at the dusk of the evening Edward's testimony avows that there was an attempt on Mrs. Rogers's chastity. Oil the whole, his Lordship left it to the Jury to say whether the motive of the letter was bonafide for the purpose of putting Mr. Rogers on his guard, or for the purpose of the defendant screening him- self from the imputation of soliciting the plaintiffs wife.—The Jury returned a verdict for the plain- tiff-Damages £100. EDMUNDS v. PELHAM, Esq. M. P. This was an action for the sum of ^GO-Ss. brought by Mr. Edmunds, for his exertion as art agent on behalf of the defendant when he came forward as a candidate for the representative of this county in 18*231. After Mr. Campbell^ had opened the case, he called witnesses: John Myt- ton, Esq. said that at Mr. Pelham's election he considered Mr. Edmunds employed in Oswestry and that he knew Mr. G. Wingfield chiefly con- ducted Mr. Pelham's canvass. Mr. N. Minahull stated that he acted on behalf of Mr. Pelham that he was retained by Mr. G. Wingfield. and was paid soon after the election by Mr. Pelham himself. Mr. Pelham first came to Oswestry and told witness he retained him afterwards* witness received a letter from Mr. Wins.' -Id re- questing him to act. Witness ami Mr. Edmunds agreed to divide and canvass the hundred of Os- westry between them. Mr. Pelham without ask- ing for any bill, remitted this witness £50 for himself; t30 for his partner (who rendered no assistance) in business; £ 20 for their clerks and iJ I for travelling expences. Witness saw Lr the Castle (Mr. Pelham's residence) no other chief agent but Mr.Wingfield, who superintended the clerks. John Hayward txid he was employ- ed by Mr. Wingfield as clerk at the Castlu.— T. CockcrhiU; Esq. surgeoti, was one of Mr, Pelham's Committee in Oswestry, and deeaiecl Mr. Edmunds particularly active saw him wKft Mr. Pelliain heard Mr. Mytton introduce him to- Mr. Pelham. and also heard the latter say "you will he active, Sir, in my cause, as 1 shall cer- tainly go to a poll, and continue till the last." [Letters were produced dated from Mr. Pelham's residence, written by Mr. Wingfield to Mr. Ed- mundsand Mr. Minshull, telling them he (Mr.W.) retained them on Mr. Pelham's behalf. OUtt letter of instrtctions was addressed to them, jointly.] Mr. TAUNTON, on behalf of Mr. Pelham, said, that this charge was resisted, not on personal, but on constitutional grounds. Mr. MiushuU's- evidence showed that Mr. Pelham was not want- ing in liberality, where a person had been actual- ly employed on his behalf. The letters written by Mr. Wingfield could not affect Mr. Pelham, any more than the letters by any freeholder who asked the interference and activity of another on behalf of a favourite candidate. Mr. Taunton remarked on the first item in Mr. Edmund's bill, viz. Being retained on your behalf, fee there on £10 I0s. This, said Mr. T.. was a pretty high sum for opening Mr. Wingfield's letter; and contended, that whatever authority Mr. Wingfield possessed, he had no power to appoint subordinate agents atleast, if he appointed them, he was himself responsible His Lordship left it to the Jury to say. whether there was not a similarity between the appoint- ment of Mr. Minshull, and the appointment of Mr. Edmunds.—The Jury found a verdict for plaintiff-£"ØO 5s. >
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