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back of his neck as to unhorse him, of which he'lingered in great pain for two days. At Ipswich, in the 72d year of his age, the Rev. Samuel Darby, A. M. rector of Whata field and Bredfield, in Suffolk, and formerly tutor of Jesus College, Cambridge. At his house at Stepney-Causeway, Captain Thomas Courtin Chivers. At Woodford, Essex, Edward Hasell, Esq. of Dalemain, Cumberland. At her house, in the 70th year of her age, Mrs. Elizabeth Metcalfe, of Lincoln's Inn Fields. At Denchworth, Berks, Mr. William Brunsdon, one of the first graziers in the Vale of Whitehorse. Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. Griffith Jones, of Devonshire-street, Portland-place. The Right Hon. Charles Pratt, Earl Camden, Viscount Bayham, and Lord Camden, Lord President of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, a Governor of the Charterhouse, Recorder of Bath, and F. R. S. His Lordship is succeeded by his son Lord Viscount Bayham, one of the Representatives in Parliament for the city of Bath, a Lord of the Treasury, and of the Tellers of the Exchequer. At his house in Bedfordsquare, in the 85th year of his age, John Stephenson, Esq. M. P. for the borough of Tregony. At Lisbon, the Hon. Henry Fitzroy.

BANKRUPTS. Cordall Smith, of Crowle, in the county of Lincoln, shopkeeper. Arthur Waller, of Sandwich, Kent, seedsman. Thomas Done, of Manchester, dealer. Tho. mas Cam, of Rodborough, Gloucestershire, clothier. James Mills and Henry Mills, of Manchester, muslin and check manufacturers. Ralph Done, of Manchester, dealer. George Ashton, of Liverpool, livery-stable man. Joseph Yates, late of Warnfordcourt, Throgmorton-street, merchant. John Rice, of Hampstead, Middlesex, vice tualler. Catherine Thorley, of Manchester, dealer in china and earthen ware. John Panton, of Ludgate-street, London, woollen-draper. John Richardson, of Kidder minster, in Worcestershire, linen-draper. John Benson, of Kingswear, in Devon. shire, merchant. Joseph Howell, of Fetter-lane, Holborn, London, carpenter and builder. Samuel Booth, late of Adam-street, Marybone, Middlesex, painter and glazier. William Henry Parker, of Hereford, bookseller. Joshua Janson Waddington, of Ratcliffe Highway, Middlesex, hatter and hosier. Andrew Webb, of Tower-street, London, ship-broker. John Harding, of Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, shopkeeper. Henry Andrews, of Elstead, Surry, mealman. Thomas Roberts and John Roberts, of Herefordshire, shopkeepers. Robert Gayson, of Derby, mercer and draper. James Lawson and Andrew Tomlin, of Manchester, merchants. Benjamin Haselwood, of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, steel manufacturer. John Lawton Salmon, of Nantwich, Cheshire, cheese-factor. Richard Springford, of Hart-street, Grosvenorsquare, coachmaker. Thomas Searle, of Bridge-street, Lambeth, Surry, victualler, Thomas Roberts, late of Ross, Herefordshire, staymaker. Benjamin Cotton, of Weybread, Suffolk, brickmaker. Jacob Stanton, of Weybread, Suffolk, miller. Lewis Richards, of Dover-street, Hanover-square, perfumer. William Cunnington, of Sloane-street, Chelsea, builder. Thomas Croome, of Lamb's Conduit-street, Holborn, haberdasher. John Freeman Jones, of Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, dealer. William Trossell the elder, of March, within the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, carpenter. Robert Berson, of Biriningham, factor. James Betrs the younger, late of Ipswich, Suffolk, shipbuilder. John Howard, of Little Hayfield, Glossop, Derbyshire, whitesmith. Charles Hayward, f Lincolnshire, haberdasher. James Atkinson of Theddlethorpe, in Linclnshire, jobber. John Hanson, of Somptin, in Sussex, corn chandler. John Robinson, of Liverpool, sailmaker. John Heald and Richard Turner, of Manchester, staymaker. Robert Allen, of Weedon Beck, Northamptonshire, salesman. Thomas Shave, of Ipswich, Suffolk, sacking manufacturer. Humphrey Humphreys, of Liverpool, fax-dresser. Thomas Gibbs, of Worcester, butcher. James Giffard, of Devizes, Wilts, apothecary. John Thomas, of Pall-mall, apothecary. John Butler Hall, of Beaufort-buildings, Strand, violet-soap manufacturer. George Spurgin, late of Romford, Essex, innholder. William Kendall, of Manchester-street, Manchestersquare, builder. James Lewin, of Islington, wheelwright. John Carter, late of Stockport, Cheshire, timber-merchant. Parrenelle De la Mayne, of Edward-strect, St. Mary-le-Ponne, dealer. John Newcomb, of St. Philip and Jacob, Gloucestershire, cornfactor. William Gibson the younger, of Tideswell, Derbyshire, cotton-manufacturer. John Mills, and Edward Mills, of Manchester, cotton-manufacturers. William Buck, of White-street, Southwark, victualler.

FREEMASONS' MAGAZINE:

OR,

GENERAL AND COMPLETE LIBRARY,

For JUNE 1794.

EMBELLISHED WITH
A BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT OF THE PRINCE OF WALES.

CONTENTS,

Page

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Anecdotes of his R. Highness George A description of St. George's Cave at
Prince of Wales
403 Gibraltar

445 Present state of Freemasonry._No. Short abstract of the history of GuaII.-Sunderland 404 daloupe

446 Ceremony of laying the foundation Natural history of the Jackall 449

of that stupendous Arch, which is Speech of a Creck Indian, against the
to unite the opposite banks of the immoderate use of spirituous li.
river Wear, at Sunderland

406
quors

450 A speech delivered at a grand Lodge, The use and abuse of speech consiheld in the city of York, Dec. 27,

dered

452 1726

409
On suicide

455 On the anatomy of Homer.-Letter

Parliamentary Proceedings - House the First

414
of Lords

457 Anecdotes of the last century 416 || House of Commons

459 An account of a tour to Killarney, Strictures on Public Amusements;

&c. in a letter to J. and E. Fry, by including, the Speechless Wife,' Captain Lloyd, Esq. concluded

417 • the Sicilian Romance,' and 'LoThe life of Mrs. Anne Ayscough,

doiska'

461 concluded

421 Poetry; Ode for his Majesty's An account of Druidism, by Mr. Birth-day

463 Polwhele, concluded

428

Verses on seeing the late lord ChanMasonic Anecdote of the late king of cellor at Scarborough, soon after Prussia

the King's recovery

464 Refutation of the assertion-" That Stanzas addressed to the Warlike the manners of the great corrupt

Genius of Great Britain the other orders of society” 435

Ode to a Militia Officer

ib. A sermon attributed to the Rev. L. True Greatness

467 Sterne; but not to be found in any A Masonic Song

468 collection of his works 436 || Masonic Intelligence

469 The sufferings of John Coustos, in Monthly Chronicle

ib. the Inquisition at Lisbon, con Preferments, Marriages, &c. &c. 474 cluded

440

Index to Vol. II.

,

433

466

478

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Our Poetical Correspondent at Malling must excuse our not inserting his Poems on

Candour” and “ Benevolencé;" they are both too personal.

The Histcry of the Knights Templars; and,

Memoirs of the late Andrew Brice of Exeter, are intended for our next Number, with

which the Third Volume of this Work will commence.

We are extremely sorry that, from the circumstance of our having gotten much into

arrear with our Poetical Correspondents, we have been again obliged to postpone the contributions of our worthy friend, Captain M. They will, however, certainly have place in our next.

We must entreat our Correspondents, who wish an early insertion of their favours, that they will transmit them on or before the 3th day of every month.

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FREEMASONS MAGAZINE,

OR

GENERAL AND COMPLETE LIBRARY.

For JUNE 1794.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
GEORGE PRINCE OF WALES.

(WITH AN ELEGANT PORTRAIT.]

EORGE AUGUSTUS FREDERICK, Prince of WALES, Elec. G

toral Prince of Brunswick Lunenburgh, Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay, Earl of Chester, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Captain General of the Artillery Company, Steward of Plymouth, and Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons of England, was born at St. James's Palace, August 12, 1762.

Of a Personage so high in rank, and whose sphere is so far removed from general notice, few circumstances can be, with certainty, recorded by us; and to speak on such a subject, upon doubtful ground, were indecorous in the extreme. His Royal Highness's character and talents, however, we may be allowed to say, are such as do honour to the situation of life in which Providence has placed him.

Arrived at an age when it became necessary that the establishment of a Court and Household suitable to his rank and dignity should be assigned to him, the nation saw him assume the toga virilis, mix with the people he was by nature destined at some future period to govern, and, newly emerged from the regularity of a domestic court and preceptorial restraint, enter on the important stage of public life; with a disposition gay, liberal, and ingenuous, he pursued pleasure as her votary, but not as her slave; skimming the surface of dissipation, he tasted of the stream, but sunk not in its vortex, as the eagle sometimes wings the valley, but again soars aloft, and resumes its native element. In his person the Prince is tall, well formed, and remarkably grace.

his address and manners are such as, independent of his birth, would rank him among the most accomplished gentlemen of his time,

An exterior so captivating is well accompanied with a genius and taste for polite literature in every walk. His classical knowledge is remarkable, and he is said to have acquired the several languages, ancient and modern, with wonderful facility. He reads Virgil and Horace (his favourite authors) with uncommon propriety, and his grace and elegance in the most difficult passages of declamation are peculiarly fine.

The disposition of his Royal Highness to patronize, is only equalled by his taste in judging of the liberal arts; good music claims and receives his

ful;

warmest approbation; and his skill in architecture is conspicuous in the stile of decoration displayed in Carlton House (one of the first and most elegant town residences in Europe), which we have good authority for believing was in great part designed by himself.

The wisdom and moderation which marked the conduct of his Royal Highness in the year 1789, when the calamitous situation of his Royal Father had made a sort of temporary inter-regnum, was justly admired, and will by the wise and good of all parties and opinions be eternally memorialized. Connected, as he was known to be at that time, with the leaders of a party who thirsted for power under his auspices, he never for a moment lost sight of his duty or allegiance to his afflicted parent : though solicited to come forward and seize the reins that had fallen from the debilitated hands of his father, he modestly waited the ultimate event, though urged by the opposition in England, and by the Lords and Commons of Ireland. His only interference on that melancholy occasion, was to order from his own purse that the poor of Westminster should be paid the annual donation at Christmas of 1000l. which those who took upon them to manage the King's affairs at that time, it is said, peremptorily refused.

On Thursday, the 6th of February 1787, his Royal Highness was initiated a Member of our Antient and Honourable Fraternity, at an occasional Lodge convened for the purpose, at the Star and Garter, Pall Mall, at which the Duke of Cumberland presided in person ; and on the decease of his royal uncle, he was elected Grand Master, November 24, 1790, the duties of which office he has ever since fulfilled, to the honour and advantage of the craft, with the grace, dignity, and suavity of manner, that so eminently distinguishes him on every occasion.

It was the intention of the PROPRIETOR of the FREEMASONS' MAGAZINE, to have ergraved all the PORTRAITS in the Hall of the Society on an enlarged scale, adapted for Furniture Prints ; but finding the Expence of such an Undertaking likely to exceed Two Hundred Pounds, he consulted many of his Friends and Patrons on the propriety of reimbursing himself a part of that Expence, by an extra charge to his customers of Two Shillings on such Numbers of the Magazine as should contain the large Engravings (only four in all). The result, however, of their consideration was at that time unpromising to the scheme, and it has been for the present suspended. But should he yet be favoured with the communication of a number of Names as Subscribers to the plan, which may reasonably justify him in so doing, he shall still embark in it with pleasure and with zeal, and use every exertion to make the execution worthy of the subject.

PRESENT STATE OF FREE MASONRY.

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No. II.

SUNDERLAND. any one who has given the subject the least attention it will

readily occur, that, in our principal sea-ports, the science of Freemasonry has been, in general, received with ardour, and cultivated with diligence.

The sublime nature of the objects by which sea-faring men are continually surrounded, may dispose them to scenes of congenial solemnity and grandeure the magnificence and splendour of the Lodges on the

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