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houses. The Czar, by' invitation, was to dine one day at a boyar's, or lord's house, and Menzikoff happening to be in the kitchen that day, observed the boyar giving dire&tions to his cook about a dish of meat he said the Czar was fond of, and took notice that the boyar himself put some kind of powder in it, by way of spice. Taking particular notice of what meat that dish was composed, he took himself away to fing his bal. lads, and kept sauntering in the street 'till the Czar arrived ; when, exalting his voice, the emperor took notice of it, sent for him, and aked him if he would fell his basket with his pies : the boy replied, he had power only to sell the pies ; as for the basket, he must first ask his master's leave ; but as every thing belonged to his majesty, he needed only lay his commands apon him. This reply pleased the Czar so much, that he ordered the boy to stay and attend him, which he obeyed with great joy. Menzikoff waited behind the Czar's chair at dinner, and feeing the before-mentioned dish served up and placed before hiin, in a whisper begged the emperor not to eat thereof. The Czar went into another room with the boy, and aked his reafon for what he had whispered to him ; when he informed the emn peror what he had observed in the kitchen , and the boyar's putting in the powder himself, wichout the cook's perceiving him, made him suspect that dish in particular : be therefore thought it his duty to puc his majesty upon his guard. The Czar returned to the table without the least discomposure in his countenance, and with his usual chéarfulness. The boyar re. commended this dish to him, saying it was very good. The Czar ordered the boyar to sit down by him, (for it is a chiton in Moscow for the master of the house to wait at cable when be entertains his friends,) and putting fome of the contebss of the dish on a plate, desired him to eat, and shew him a good cxample. The boyar, with the utmolt confufion, replied, that it did not become the servant to eat with his master; whereupon the plate was set down to a dog, who foon dispatched its con tents, which, in a very short time, threw him into cppvalfions, and soon deprived him of life. The dog being opened, the ef fećt of the poison was clearly discovered, and the boyar was in. mediately fecared, but was found next morning dead in his bed, which prevented all farther discovery.
Menzikoff's remarkable introduction foon gained him credit and confidence with his royal matter; which, from being one of the meaneft and pooreft, raised him to be one of the richest subjects in the Ruflian empire. He was not only digoified with the title of a prince in Ruffia, but also declared a prince of the Roman empire.
; - AN: A'N É È DOTE. ;:-.! A T the coronation of the present king, the late bishop
A Newton officiated as prebendary of Winchester. The king's whole behaviour at the coronation was justly admired, and particularly his manner of ascending and seating himself on his throne after his coronation. No actor in the character of Pyrrhus, in the Distreft Mother; not even Booth himself, who was celebrated for it in the Spectator, ever ascended the throne with fo much grace and dignity. There was another particular, which those only could observe who sạt near the communiontable, as did the prebendaries of Westminter. When the king approached the communion-table, in order to receive the sacra. ment, he enquired of the archbishop whether he thould not lay afide his crown! The archbiihop asked the bishop of Rochester, but neither of them knew or could say what had been the ufual form. The king determined within himself that humility - bett became such a solemn act of devotion, and took off his crown, and laid it down during the administration.'
ANA Ñ E 'CD 0 TE..., NEORGE, the third lord Carpenter, was created Earl of U Tyrcongel, and Viscount Carlingford, in August 1761, and enjoyed his honours only a hort time, for he died of an ulcerated sore throat on the 9th of March, 1762. To a man in his full strength and vigour, easy in his circumstances, happy in his family and connections, blessed with a conftitution that promised a longer life, death 'usually comes an unwelcome gueft: but to him it was otherwise.; for being free from every vice, he was under no fears or terrors, and fubmitted to the fatal stroke not only with patience, but even with courage and chearfalness. Sen. fible of his approaching end, he settled, his affairs, made his will, gave orders about several things, received the sacrament, recommended his children to the protection of Lord Egremont, and took leave of his friends and domestics withí as much equanimity and composure of mind as if he had only been going upon a journey into some diftant country. He was calm and undisturbed himself, while all around him were overwhelmed with forrow and bathed in tears. Never was seen more unaffected piety and devotion, or more entire resignation to the will of God; and lord Egremont who was a spectator of this last scene said, that he had often heard of such an easy happy death, but had never seen an instance of it before, and could not have VOL. I. 19.
believed it now, if he had not feen it. This last act was, indeed, the most glorious of all his life; he was always a good man, but Kever appeared greater than in his dying moments; and nothing could have raised and animated him in this manner, bat the teltimony of a good conscience, and the near prospect of a blessed immortality.
Anfwer, by M. Noswortby, of Plymouth-Dock, to the Self
taught Algebraifl's Question, inserted January 201 THE folution at large to this question is rather too co
I. pious for the limits of the Weekly Entertainer. However, by an algebraical process, w is found =I1, x = 9, y = 20, and zo 5, answering to the letters in the alphabet KITE. i :?."
Answer, by J. Quønt, of Hinton St. George, so Agathos ä. Pais's Question, inserted March 31. FIRST, = 200,000,000, (the national debe) by 20, the
number of pounds sterling that were weighed, &c. in one minute by the four clerks, which leaves 10,000,000 minutes, which being seduced into years, makes 44,5156, which is the whole sime the clerks would be weighing, counting, &c. : the faid debt, reckoning 13 months to the year. And 200,000.cool. * 4 = 50,000,000 ounces, which 53760 ounces in one waggons 5930 waggons, and 3200 dunces over, which x by 60 = 55800 feet, or 10,56818 miles, the whole distance the waggons would extend in length, allowing to cach 60 feet..?
Answer, by 7. Hahraford, of Amburton, to 7. Whitcombe's ... Quefiion, re-proposed, inserted April 7.
ET a=17,375, and x=45,5. By bringing the equae tions in the question 'out of fractions, we get 5x+y=
4à, and 4y +xx=40: Then, by multiplying the former equation by 4, and subtracting the latter from it, we get 20x-xx=16a-40=96. Transpose the quantities, xx20x=-96, a quadratic; being lefolved x=12, and y= 9,5.
111 We have received the like answer from M. Nora worthy, of Plymouth Dock.
Answer, by W'alga Salgua, of Mr. Zillwood's School, Dorchester, · 10 L. Bouden's enigmatical Lift of Towns in Cornwall, inserted
$I$ We have received the like anfwer from W. Gale and Eugenius, of Dorchester; John Quant, of Hinton St. George ; J. Lakey, of Exeter; J. s. of Shepton-Mallet; Tyro, of Cerne ; Agathos Pais, of Taunton; E. Hathaway, of Pensford; and G. Bulgen, of Castle-Cary,
dafwer, in an Acrofic, by 8. M. O. of Sbaftesbury, to Quidnúnc's
· Rebus, inferted Marsh 24.
COULD Britain now, when threat'ning ills impend,
A ad quell internal tumults, woe, and strife;
Assame her pristine state, and sovereign command,
141 We have received the like answer from Agathos Pais, of Taunton ; J.S. of Shepton-Mallet; J. Lafkey, of Exeter ; and
a Constant Reader, ...
Answer, by Agathos Pais, of. Taunton, to Sobrius's Rebus, inserted
...April 7: :". . .
DROVISIONS we at times desire; -*-.*
P Instruction school boys dò require;
Envy oft robs us of content.
That PINE's the tree you write about. :: 7.
+*+ We have receiv'd the like anfwer from-t. Lakey, of Exeter ; and J. $. of Shepton-Mallet. .
A QUESTION, by T. Coxworthy. EQUIRED those two numbers whose fum is 4 and produ& 24 times their difference.
An ENIGMA, by 7. Hodge, of Wells.
Though oft in company with great and small,
Tyburn's the greatest enemy to me "
Ar ENIGMA, by Thomas Roberts, of Bodmin.
TTITHER come, ye gaudy beaux