A Magiftrate, upon information, he does not say the illegality of the proceeding, for upon that from whom without oath, drugs men out of it was impossible for any man to entertain a doubt, their beds, lodges them in a military guard-house bat whether attachment was the proper mode of where they are left to be disposed of as the mi. punishing them, His doubt arose from the litary power thinks proper.

peculiar enormity of the facts !--Carrying men Here the court expressed some doubt as to the out of the country, and putting them on board a propriety of proceeding by attachment where it tender !--The peculiar enormity of that, made Thould be by information.

it doubtful, whether the court should not grant Mr. Curran answered, that the Magistrates' an information, and upon conviction to in Aict had discharged themselves from the greater the punishment. But he said his doubt was fully offence, by denying any knowledge of the tran- removed by Mr. Curran, becjuse it was not factions subsequent to the committal of the men. expressly charged, that the Magiftrates concurred

The court then said, it was unneceffary for in the act of lending away the men. Therefore, Ms. Curran to go farther, as they were agreed in it was unnecessary to give a policive opinion, their opinion,

whether if the whole mischief, which these Lord CLONMIL said, the court were agreed unfortunate men have suffered was apparent, the that the Magistrates ought to be attached, that court proceed by information or not.

But fupthey themselves ftated a case upon which they posing the Magistrates acquitted of that part, should be attached. They acknowledged, that there was manifeftly an oppreflive use of the authey had formed an afluciation for the very pur. thority committed to them by law, an authority pose of committing illegai acts, and endeavoured committed to them for the protection of the fuba to jullify themselves from the state of the coun- ject, not for his cpprcition; and wherever fuch try. But whether the times be warm or cold, abufe was perpetrated, it fell under the superinthis court feels but one climate, the circumstan- tending power of the court. The Magistrates ces of aggravation or extenuation were to be con. swearing that they did not act from corrupt mofidered hereafter, when the court were to infli& tives, might bave weight in a doubtful case. the punishment. See, said his Lordship, what But where their conduct was do manifeftly against the Magistrates avow-That in consequence of law, that no man could, by possibility, doubt an association of the Magiflracy, they did go, its illegality, the court could not listen to geneof the dead hour of the rigt, without any infor- ral (wearing as to purity of intention. Thc roation upon oath, and indeed, they go fo far as law was so grossly violated, and the conduct fo to say, that it was the despair thac thele persons dire&tly oppreljive, that the guilt could not be could be convicted, if they were tried, that they removed by Tuch general (wearing. It was a acted lo ;-that the country was in such a state of gross violation of low, and an oppression by an terror, that they could not get informants in the actual exercise of magilterial authority, and as usual way, so that, upon a whilper, they go to such, was a case for an attachment. the cottages of the poor, take persons out of their Mr. Justice CHAMBERLAIN agreed, that it beds, and hand them overy not to any officer of was a cafe for an attachment. The very act of the law, but to a military guard, without any committing the men was a suficient foundation specific offence even described in the minds of the for the rule. With regard to the aggravated part Magistrates. They say, tbey were persons of of the charge, the court was not apprised of what fufpected bad characters; but Cod forbid that had become of the men, and therefore could not Pfpicion thall be deemed to be guilt

. It is the tell, whether the offence of the magistrates was Worft fpecies of tyranny. They fay, they have a mere misdemeanor, os riot. If the charge against alted from good motives ja-but they have acted, the m’gistrates was, sending the men out of the sulore officii, against law, and are therefore fub- country. I should, said this conititutional judge, ject to an attachment. His lordihip said, he beftate at punishing an offence of such enormity would take lease of the subject there, without by attachment. The punishment ought to be inquiring further.

The Magistrates deprived so severe as thould not be inflicted, but upon the thjects of their liberty, without any informa. verdia of a jury. At present i go upon this, tion-- they did not sign a committal of any sort that these magistrates seized men without any it was luch an abuse of the ordinary power of information upon oath, which is a grofs violation Magistrates, as the court could not pass over of the liberty of the subject, and any punish. without censure. His Lordship then cited feve. ment to be inflicted by this court, is not to be ral cafes, where the court attached Magiftrates made use of as an ingredient for any offence for congua less criminal. Here the Magistrates in sending the men out of the kingdom, if became the executive military of the country!- any prosecution hall be commenced for that, They fcour the country in the dead hour of the and I know of no offence more dreadful! If night, because the persons, who whispered infor, they are guilty, this attachment, or any punishmation in their ears, could not come, forward. mert to foliow from it, is not to be considered as The Magistrates said, they acted for the public an ingredient in a punishment for such an enargood-but the public good must be advanced by mous offence. Therefore I agree, that where, a legal means; and those men having acted altoge- magistrate acts againt law, to the oppression of ther again law, ought to be attached.

the subject, he is punishable by attachment. I Mr. Juftice Downes said he was of the fame think the excuse of the magiátrates is founded opinion. He had some coube at first, not as to upon a great mistake. "A magistrate should not

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AIR. am sure the law, if administere!, is Arong enough to prevent the commillion of crimes. from early youth ev'n until now, Attachment was awarded.

Since Britain's crown nach deck'd her brow, Feb. 13.] Thursday night, a most horrid murder How ftrict hath been her life! was committed at Luttrelstown, the particulars How hath the walk'd with zealous care, of which are as follow --Two brothers of the Thro' all the duties of her sphere name of M.Cormick, who were bound to give As mother, queen, and wife ! evidence against a principal Defender, had been lodged by lord Carhampton in a mill-house at the

DUE T. corner of his lordship's demesne, in order to prevent them from being reduced or terrified from While fa&tion ftalks with horrid mien, giving their teftimony ; at the hour of midnight, See, round the throne, they love, twenty men armed, and habited in brown clothes, See how the great and good convene, broke into the house, and meeting a woman who The monster to remove. relided in it, and whore fears upon their appear. ance acted to forcibly as to produce fits, they

CHORUS. assured her that ine had no cause to be alarmed, that they meant not in the least degree to injure

Hibernia views it with enraptur'd eyes, her, but defired that they should be shewn to the And with her lister-ise in duteous ardour vies. chamber of the M-Cormics ; they chen proceeded to the room in which these unfortunate

RECITATI V E. brothers lay, the younget of whom (a lad about fourteen years old) they fhot through the heart, Matron, to thee her loyal fons, and the elder through different parts of his body i

With those of Britain pay not fatisfied with the wounds which they had Their minglid notes of thanks and praise inflicted on the latter, they stabbed him when he For that distinguish'd day, fell, and beat his head with a musket cill the Which saw our monarch, by divine command, inftrument broke.

Sav'd from the lurking traitor's execrable hand, This daring and most atrocious crime was perpetrated within a few hundred yards of a mili

AIR. tary guard, posted there for the protection of the inhabitants; bus it was done with such fyftem The various virtues of his royal mind, and dispatch, as to baffle all caution or hope of His justice, mercy, piety combin'd. aid, before the villains made their escape. Just Heav'n regarding with peculiar care,

The unfortunate man, dreadful and mortal as Preserv'd a life to thee, to all, fo dear. his wounds were, survived till day-light, and long enough to give his examinations against the

FULL CHORUS. miscreants thar fhot him, and whole persons he knew and who, it is lincerely hoped, will be O! that our good we knew aright to prise, brought to speedy and exemplary jultice.

To feel the blesing gracious Heav'n bestows ! 18.] This day being appointed for cele. Then lafting bliss might glad Britannia's eyes, brating the anniversary of her Majelly's birth-' And Charlotce's gentle heart in joy repose. day the royal standard was hoisted on board his Majesty's Yacht Dorset, and at noon the guns 22.] Came on at the commission court, before were fired; at four o'clock there was a levee at the right hon, lord chief justice earl Clonmel, the Cattle, when his Excellency the Lord Licu. aided by baron George, and Mr. justice Chamtenant received the compliments of a great num- berlaine, the trial of Thomas Kennedy, a person der of the nobility, the great officers of itate, not 20 years of age, on a charge of High Trea. and several persons of distinction on the occasion; son, as adhering to the king's enemies, and con. after the levee the following ode was performes triving and conlpiring to overturn the king's goa in St. Patrick's hall :


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Three witnesses were brought on behalf of the Ac Newtown Pery, Limeriele, the lady of prifoner with a view to impeach the credibility of Robert Newenham, esą (son to fir Edward NewLawler.

enham) of a son and heir..At Lilliput, the lady Mr. M'Nally and Mr. Lyfaght spoke to evi- of John Smithwick, efq. of a son. dence on the part of the prifoner-and Mr. prime terjeant replied.

MARRIAGE S. Earl Clonmel in a charge to the jury, which AMES RIDDAL, ESQto Miss Spear, of occupied two hours, rummed up the whole of Mary Atreet.-— Thoms Humphreys, of At, the evidence, and commented on the various parts bour-hill, esq. an eminent army agent, to Mifs of it.

Frances Halloran, of Blackall street. -4th iaft. The jury, at near two in the morning, retired Thomas Hicks, erg. to Miss Barry, eldest daughfor half an hour, and returned their verdict ter of Philip Barry of Kilcarney, efq. 13 GUILTY-But on acceunt of the youth and in: Athlone, captain Tarleton, of Dillon's Irish experience of the unfortunate person, recom- Brigade to Miss Catharine Irvine, of Leabeg, co. mended him to mercy.

Rofcummon.- At Limerick, the rev. John Prefa 25.) Hart was this day tried on 6milar con to Miss Gubbins, daughter of Jofeph Gubcharges to the above, and found guilty. bins, esq. - February 9. The right honourab's

On the night of the 25th ult, the John of and lord viscount Powerfcourt, to Mifs Brouwen for Philadelphia was driven, by ftreis of weather, tow, daughter of the lare right honourable into a narrow channel between Blafquee Ifand William Brownlow, of Lurgan, county of Ar. nad the main land, about fix miles to the weit of magh. A: Aughadown, near Skibbereen, Dingle Bay, where the came to anchor ; the George Beamish, of Lake-Mount, elg. co Miss people on board were entreated by those on fhore Evanson, daughter of Richard Evanfon, of to lend their boat for a pilot, which they declin. Thornhill, esq.Thomas Barry, of Leighskrook, ed, thinking themselves fafe, but unfortunately, county of Meath, esq. to Miss Evans, youngest it coming to blow a storm in the night, they cut daughter of the honourable John Evans, of away the masts, and hinding their danger increas. Moontjoy-Square, and coufin to the right ho ed, they quitied the veel and took to their nourable lord Carbery. boats, which were overset within a few yards of the land, and all hands, seamen and passengers,

DEATH S. perished on the breakers ! On the following T Limerick, Robert Holmes, of Newpark, morning chirteen of those ill-fated men were driven on shore and were decently interred. The muel Crumpe, erg. M. D. Dr. Crumpe, was vessel had come from Germany, beca latterly author of the celebrated essay on the best means from Come port in England, and was bound to Sc. of providing employment for the people, which Ubes, and thence to Philadelphia.

obtained the prize given by the Royal Irish AcaThe vefiel held fast till next day by her cable, demy, for the best essay on that fubject. (See and was plundered by the country people, of les our Magazine for February and Marcb laft.) veral articles of great value; had the lasov. re At Newtown-Perry, the reverend Richard mainest on board they would have been saved. Lloyde. --The reverend Agmonditham Vesey Thecable being cut by the rockss, this unfortunate Ward, A. M. one of the Junior Fellows of vefsel becarne a mere wieck.

Trinity College, Dublin. - In Gloucester-street, Last Monday being the anniversary of general the Rev. Benedict Arthur, of Seaview, counWashington's birth, the same was celebrated by ty of Dublin, and Curate of St. Thomas's Pa. several select parties in the highest feftiviry' in rish, most defervedly lamented. -- Ac his house, shis city, when a number of loyal and patriotic at Stephen's-Green, the reverend Dr. Charles toasts were drank, &c. particularly by the re- Enote, dean of Killaloe, and Chantor of Chrift spectable fociety called the United States, where Church, Dublin.--At Exmont, in England, several Arrerican gentlemen, now in Dublin, master John Thomas Lluyde, of Rockville, deing invited, joined in the conviviality of the county of Roscommon. Occañon. Wednesday night last the post-boy and mail.

PROMOTIONS. guard conveying his Majesty's mail from Collon "HE reverend Dr. Hugh Hamilton, Dean of to Drogheda, were stopped at Water-under, near Armrigh, promoted to the Bithopric of Drogheja, by seven men armed with guns and Confert, &r. (Dr. Broderick, translated.)blanderbuffes, who disarmed the guard, knocked Richard Manders, erg. elected an alderman of down the post-boy, and robbed them of the mail. the city of Dublin, (alderman Warren, de-A party of the Donegal militia went from Col- cealed.)-The right honourable John WandesJon in purtuic of the robbers, but were not for. ford Butler, elected a knight of the thire for tunate enough to come up with them., Thele the county Kilkenny, in the room of his brother villains attacked several how fes the same night, Walter, now eart of Ormond an'. Oflory.--Joha and plusidered them of property of various kinds. Staples, elg. elected a knight of the face for

the county of Antrim, (Hugh Boyde, elq. B 1 RTH S.

deceased. )-Thomas Prendergalt, elg. elected a HE lady of Robert Lloyde, esq. of Shannon burgess in parliament for the borgugh of Cattiof Edward" Ormsby, esq. of a son, and the cealed.) lads of major Buchanaan of a daughter.


W A L K E R's



Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge,

M ARCH, 1796.


Brief Memoirs of Miss GOUGH; with a foort Critique on

her Theatrical Chara&ter.
(With an elegant Portrait ; engraved from an Original

Miniature Picture.)
S the public in general, especially life, in too great a degree, a very hea-

her fair country women, will feel vy misfortune, which had nearly blaftinterefted for the fuccess and theatrical ed all her future prospects of affluence fame of Miss Gough, who is now or indeed independence, as by the misperforming at the Private Theatre, management and extravagance of the Filhamble-ftreet, any particulars rela- perfon, whole duty it was to proride tive to ber fituacion, family and educa. and affift in eftabliling and securing tion, muft be acceptable to those who her property, she found the whole had have taste to admire and diftinguila ta- been fold, charged with a very modelents and abilities like hers, and who rate fortune for her, and an annuity with to gain information on so intereft. fettled on her father. ing a subject.

With this she was contented, and as Miss Gough is descended from a fhe had always a genteel and permagentleman's family, long established in nent establishment at her maternal unthe county of Limerick, who were pof- cle's bouse, who was happy to have sessed of a landed property, fufficient to her relide with him, lhe did not repine

give every reasonable hope, that the at that loss of affluence, which the had would have enjoyed a genteel indepene been brought up with the expectations dent fortune. From her earlieft years, of enjoying: pleasing herself with the fe was well instructed, and thewed an idea, that the person who had been uncommon quickness and perception in the cause of her loss of fortune, was acquiring the polite languages of Eu- himself provided with a fufficient mainsope, all of which The became perfect tenance from the annuity which was miftress of in a thort time, and has secured to him, by the humanity and read, and understands the best authors care of the gentleman who purchased who have written in them.

his eftate. History and poetry were her favou But the compaffionate and feeling zite ftudies, and her admiration of mind, can only be a judge of the aftoShakespeare, began at fo early a period pilhment and affilision of this amiable of her life, that it would scarcely be daughter, when the was informed about credited, were it told, how young she eighteen months ago, that her father was, when the was able to read and had fold i be annuity festled on him, understand that admirable and inimita- spent the money, and that his immedible genius. Reading and reciting, be- ate distress called on her for affiftance. came her favourite employments, and This affiftance the determined instantly occupied her mind to fully, as to pre. to give. Her own property was infufvent her feeling in the early part of ficient had the given her all! SomeHib. Mag. March, 1796.



thing the determined to do, and con- the congratulations of many friends on Sulted some very worthy literary friends, the great prospect of success, which which her own good conduct, and plea- opened to her in her professional line. fing difpofition had gained her. Thefe she met the criticisms which were paflfriends who were well acquainted with ed on her with a judicious determinaher talents, most earnestly advised her tion to amend the errors and imperto pursue as a profeffion, what she had sections that were pointed out to her, hitherto only praised for amusement, and to endeavour to correct those faults and which Ihewed such abilities for the which must naturally attach to every itage, that there was every reason to new beginner on the stage, and which hope for success were the to make the a long experience with the usage of the attempt.

theatre can alone remove. At that period, the Private Theatre If we regard Alicia, as originally in Dublin* 'was so firmly established painted by Rowe, she is undoubtedly and fo judiciouly conducted, that Miss Atrongly marked with rage, disappointGough was happy to accept a very li- ment, and the mingled tints of jealousy, beral offer made by the gentleman who love, and revenge ; but still the is not has fo eminently thewn his taste in for the fury which some act refies have reming, and judgment fince, in conduct presented. Such a conception of the ing that theatre ; where she performed character deftroys

, pity in the embryo, Several times laft winter, and was re- and supplies its place by engendering ceived with universal approbation and disguft. Here Miss Gough "preserved applause.

the nice diftin&tion of a fengible mind. As Miss Gough began her theatrical Of her affection for Hafting, the necareer in the midit of friends, who were ver loft fight herfelf, and consequently all partial to her, she was not enough kept it continually in the view of the open to criticism, which could alone audience. Throughout the varied chaTender her perfect in a profeffion, that racter of Califta, an equal degree of it was her determination to follow, if juft discrimination prevailed. Her perthe found herself to meet the approba- formance of Hermione, which was for tion of the public, and wbich she re- her own benefit, was an hazardous exfolved to gain by every means in her terprise for fo juvenile a performer. power. For this purpose lhe went to Bui here we were more than ever imLondon, as soon as her engagement preffed with the idea of her being entiwas over at the Private Theatre, and tled to rank among the first class of indetermined to Atay there until her next telligent actreffes. year's engagement commenced, when Miss Gough's person is rather above The intended to return, and join the the middle fize, her limbs well formed company where the made her debut. and her movements firm and graceul ; On her arrival in London, she was en- her countenance the moft expreflive gagied by Mr. Harris to perform at that can be imagined, and her eyes che Covent Garden Theatre, until the end fineft black with the greatest sweetness ; of January. Her first appearance was her teeth very fine, and remarkably in Alicia, which ihe played to Mrs. white. From a strong resemblance to Pope's Jane Shore. She was received Mrs. Siddons, and from having the by a crowded audience with uncommon fame expressive countenance, it has applause, and recommended herself so been said by some that lhe endeavours well to the public, that she played the to imitate that most excellent and inifame part the week after to a ftill greater mitable actress; but those who advance house'; on this occafion the received that idea, mistake resemblance for imi. N OT E.

tation, as both these performers, ftudy

and understand their authors so perfect. For a description and engraving of ly well, that their own good underthis theatre, and a critique on the per- ftanding and discriminating judgment formances, see Magazine for March are sufficient guides to perfe&ion, and and April, 1793

places them both far above imitation.


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