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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."
MILITARY COURTSHIP: A DANISH ANECDOTE.
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.
A NECDOTE of Dr. HIL L.
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 :
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.”
A ROY AL A NECDOTE.
VV William Henry was scarcely ever absent from him. One
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."
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
And it surely needs explaining i
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;
TO three-fourths of a cross add a circle compleat;
T To two semi-circles let a perpendicular meet;
The SIEGE of GIBRALTA R. Written by a young Gentleman of the Grammar School in the Cije
On yon grand fort, where fame with glory lies ;
But say, my muse, in that disastrous state,