many of them paid their debt to nature ; their sufferings conti. nued till May last, at which time they were reduced to the captain and 14 men ; when fortunately meeting some Indians who offered to conduct them to Canada, they, with the permiffion of their good neighbours, with whom they had now sojourned for near 14 years, embraced the offer, and, without losing a man, er meeting with any accident, reached Quebec, and a vefici being ready to fail for Ireland, they took shipping and arrived at Corke, where the men as yet remain ; but the captain came of directly for Dublin, and proceeded from thence to England, to lay his case before the king, from whose generous disposition, as well as from the peculiarity of his sufferings, with that of his companions, there can be little doubt of his meeting with a gracious reception,

'An EPISCOPAL ANECDOTE and BON-MOT. THE late duke of Newcastle, one of the most popular and

I beloved ministers in the annals of this country, remarkable at leaving his premiership by having no bishop on the bench but who obtained the mitre through his grace's intereit, on the day after his dismillion had as crowded a levee as was remembered during his being in office. The good old man, with tears in his eyes, turning round to a friend, exclaimed, " How happy am I that though dismissed I am not disgraced.” The nobleman, to whom he spoke, remarked, that though crowded, there was no bishop at the levee. With great composure and familiarity, the duke replied, “ Don't wonder that a bishop should forget his maker."


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H E method which king Sigar took to gain the affections of

Avilda, daughter of the king of Gothland, was some. what uncominon. This lady, contrary to the manner and dispofition of her sex, exercised the profeflion of piracy, and was fcouring the seas with a powerful fleet, while a sovereign was offering sacrifices to her beauty at the shrine of love. Perceiving this masculine lady was not to be gained by the usual arts of lovers, Sigar took the extraordinary resolution of addreling her ia a mode more agreeable to her humour : he fitted out a fleet,


went in queft of her, and engaged her in a furious battle, which continued two days without intermission ; thus gaining posfellion of a heart, to be conquered only by valour.

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IN the year 1759 he wrote a pamphlet, addressed to Mr. Gar

1 rick, charging him with pronouncing the letter I like a U, as in virtue, and in some other words. In answer to which, the British Roscius wrote the following epigram :

Dear Dostor,
IF it's true, as you say, that I've injar'd a letter,
I'll change my notes foon, and I hope for the better.
May the just rights of letters, as well as of men,
Hereafter be fix'd by the tongue and the pen!
Moft devoutly I wil they may both have their due,
And that I may be never mistaken for U!

A NECDOTE of Miss C ATLEY. 7HEN this admired fyren was making one of her annual

y excursions to Ireland for the summer, in company with some of her brethren and filters of the stage, the weather was fo bad in going from Holyhead to Dublin, that most of the passengers kept in the cabbin, either not chusing to see their danger, or with being troubled with the qualms usual to young voyagers. Just as they were entering Dublin-bay, a heavy sea laid the vessel down, after having Twept everything from the deck that was not well secured. A well-known master of music popping his head up to enquire what was the matter, Catley answered him, “ O, fir, it is only Water parted from the Sea, in a forte strain.”

W HILE admiral Digby remained at New-York, prince

VV William Henry was scarcely ever absent from him. One
morning, as the prince was passing through the anti-chamber, he
perceived three young captains (whose diftinguished merits had
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raised them at the age of nineteen to that honour) waiting the approach of the admiral. The Prince hailed them in the true naval lingo of " What cheer? What fhip, brothers? Are you full or post captains ?” They said they were only poft-captains, but waited that morning on the admiral, whose interest they hoped would promote them.” Our yo ung hero instantly replied, “ It is very strange, young gentlemen, that you should be lo importunate, while I, who certainly have some intereft at S.. James's, should be well satisfied to take my degrees in the ofice of midshipman, and wait patiently for preferment till I de serve it."

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A T the Haymarket theatre, Mr. Wild rung his bell twice for H the lamps, and the servants neglecting to raise them, the prompter became as impatient as the gods in the gallery. Charles Bannister was standing at his side, and turning round to Mr. Colman, said, “ Poor Wild is very ill.” “ PII, (replied the manager) what ails him?” “ He is troubled (says Charles) with the rising of the lights.


Answer, by J. Hannaford, of Ashburton, to y. Whitcombi's

Question, inserted July 28.

I ET a = 135,1076, b = 15,74. By transposing y in

the second equarion xx=b-y; which being squared gives xt=bb – 2by+yy, which fubftitute in the firk equation; then we get myy-2by=a-bb, a quadratic, which being solved y=5,5, and x=3,2.

Anfwer, by Tajo, of Bristol, to Sobrius's Enigma, inserted

August 4.
GIR, I've read your puzzling riddle,

And it surely needs explaining i
Soon a CORK I did discover,

Would explain your mystic meaning. * We have received the like answer from T. Rennell, of Modbury; B. Shepherd, junior, of Plymouth ; J. Quant, ef

Hinton St. George ; G. Bulgen, of Castle-Cary; Kakos Pais, of Withecombe; R. Carlisle, of Holne; and a Constant Reader.

A QUESTION, by Taso, of Bristól.

T wo friends, A and B, at a certain distance apart, set out

at the same time to see each other. A goes 4 miles the firtt day, 6 the second, 8 the third, and so on; B goes constantly 9 miles a day. Required the nuniber of days before they meet.

N.B. An algebraical solution is requelted.

An ENIGMA, by A. L.

THOU once elteem'st me, but how chang'd,

T Since I was in yon palace rang'd;
You call'd me friend was in your need
And to embrace me flew with speed ;
Nor could you then contented be
Unless you had my company :
But, for that favour, now I am,
Banich'd far from mortal man,
And frequently in dungeons pack'd,
Or else in lukewarm water rack’d.
Sometimes expos’d on earth my body bare,
To be despis'd, and scent th' ambient air.
By some ungrateful men to sea I'm fent
ro brave the itorm, or strike some continent.
None itsive to save me, or my case deplore,
Though few admire to see me turn'd to door.
My colour varies, and my substance too.
Take these hints more, and this is all I'll show :
I o'er good fortune am feign'd to preside,
And without me, no dragoon e'er could ride.

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And two-thirds of a triangle set on two feet!
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The SIEGE of GIBRALTA R. Written by a young Gentleman of the Grammar School in the Cije

of Salifoury.
T ONG had the foes infulting fix'd their eyes

On yon grand fort, where fame with glory lies ;
Long fluih'd with hopes of conquest and of fame,
(Vain hopes of finking Albion's mighty name)
They led embattled hosts in thick array,
And glittring arms diffus'd a double day...
Here Spain's proud chieftain, high above the reft,
With haughty pomp advanc'd his beaming creft ;
There all the pow'rs of France in armour Thine,
And grim destruction rag'd in every line..
In one bold day the fierce attack was given,
Led, as they thought, and dictated from heaven,
Loud roars old Ocean from his azure bed,
And all the wat'ry world is fill’d with dread :
Neptune aghatt, his rocky cave forsakes,
And from the centre every mountain (hakes.
Wedg'd in firm ranks their numerous forces join,
All with one heart in one attempt combine.
The crimson tide of daughter flows around,
And in a general deluge foods the ground.

But say, my muse, in that disastrous state,
Who warded off the adverse stroke or face?
Who strew'd the fields with mangled heaps of lain?
Who bad wild horror and destruction reign
'Twas Elliot ! great amidit surrounding woes;
This friend, this patriot of his country rose;


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