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Miller, B.A. Fellow of Worcester col Doctor in Civil Law: Viscount Hawar lege. This was highly and deservedly den, Hon. Richard Neville, M. P. Hon. applauded.

W. H. Lyttelton, M. P. Hon. James SIR ROGER NEWDIGATE'S PRIZE. Abercromby, M. P. Sir Cecil Bisshopp, English Verse, “ The Statue of the bart. Sir W. Pole, bart. Sir G. Cierke, dying Gladiator," by Mr. George Robertbart. Sir Stephen Glynn, hart. Sir Ric Chinnery, Student of Christ Church. chard Brooke, bart. Sir Oswald Mosley, As we have enriched our poetical depart- bart. Sir James Matthew Strong, bart. ment with this production (see p. 61.) Rear-adm. Sir W. Sidney Smith, Sir Cowe shall only observe that it exhibits drington Edmund Carrington, Rearmuch youthful poetical genius and fire, adin. Isaac George Manley, W. Cavenand was also inost deservedly come dish, Esa. N. P. C. Watkin Williams mended.

Wynn, Esq. N. P. Win. Lowndes, Esq. The Installation Ode, written by the M.P. John Leach, Esq. M.P. Daniel Prosessor of Poetry (see p. 61.), and Giles, Esq. M.P. Wra. Ilenry Frimanset to music by the Professor of that tle, Esq. M.P. Pascoe Grenfell, Esq. science, was then performed, amidst M.P. Richard William Henry Vyse, frequent bursts of applause; and at Esq. M. P. William [lolnes, Esq. M.P. about two o'clock, the Chancellor dis- Joseph Halsey, Esq. M. P. The name solved the Convocation; after which, of Sir Sidney was received with loud the Noblemen, Heads of flouses, Doc- shouts of applause, which were repeated tors, and Proctors, inet the Chancellor when he was admitted to his degree, at a sumptuous dinner in the Hall of and on his taking his place among the Baliol College. The first Concert com Doctors. After all the degrees were menced at the usual hour of five in the conferrel, congratulatory verses were afternoon, and was over before nine. delivered by the following Nobleinen The persons present amounted to two and Gentlemen, and in the following thousand and sixty-four. This, how order froin each rostrum alternately :ever, was but the prelude to the amuse 1. Mr. Chinnery, Christ Church, Engtisk ments of the evening, for there was a Ferse in Rhyme; 2. Earl De la Warre, grand ball and supper at the Town-hall. Brasenose college; 3. A1r Rogers, Oriei The company was very brilliant, but so college, English Blank Verse; 4. Mr, very nuinerous that the dancing was Rawnsley, Exeter college, England much interrupted. The stewards were Rhyme; 5. Mr. Gregson, Brasenose the Marquis of Worcester and the Earl college, Latin Alcaic Ode; 6. Mr. Mills, De la Warre.

Magdalen college, English Rhyme ; 7. Wednesday, July 4. At eleven, full Hon. Mr. Campbell, Christ Church, choir service, with an anthem, aecom English Khyme; 8. Mr. Keble, Corpus panied by the band of inusic, was per Christi college, English Blank Verse ; formed at St. Mary's Church, for the 9. Mr. Poulter, New college, Engliste benefit of the Radeliffe Infirmary, where Blank l'erse; 10. Mr. Randal, Trinity an excellent sermon was preached by the college, English Blank Perse; 11. Mr. Rev. Dr. Howley, the Regius Professor C. Bathurst, Christ Church, Engliss of Divinity. The subscription amount Rhyme; 12. Mr. Bill, Oriel college, ed to 2491. After service, the Chan- English Rhyme; 13. Mr. Richards, cellor held a Levee at Balliol college, Jesus college, English Blank Verse ; which was fully attended by those who 14. Lord Aysley, Christ Church, Latin had not had an opportunity of being Aicaic Ode. previously presented to his Lordship. The Chancellor dined this day in He this day dined with the Stewards of Christ Church Hall. The party was very the Radcliffe Charity at the Town-hall. large, and his health was given with acThe company at the Concert in the af elainations of applause. --The Coucert ternoon amounted to rather more than this afternoon was as fully attended as 1200. In the evening, there were several on the preceding. The remainder of private balls.

the evening was passed in private para Thursday, July 5. This morning ties and balls. the doors of the Theatre were opencil Friday, July 6. The Convocation before nine, and that part appropriated met at teli, when the bonorary degree for ladies was soon filled, Some benches of Doctor in Civil Law was conferred of in the semicircular part of the Theatre Lord Viscout uncannon, M.P. Right were on each morning reserved for Lady Hon. Lord G. Grenville, M.P. Sir Edu. Grenville, her friends, and other ladies Kuatehbull, bart. M.P. Sir James Crauof distinction. The Convocation com furd, bart. Sir Miontague Cholmeley, menced at ten, when the following bart. William Robert Spencer, Esq. were admitted to the honorary degree of Twumas Tyrwhitt, Esq. M.!'. Charler


William Taylor, Esq. M. P. Albany Sa- Proctors, afterwards dined' with the
rille, Esq. M. P. Henry Calveley Cotton, Principal and Fellows of Brasenose col-
Esq. Henry Watkin Williams Wynn, lege, in their hall. The fourth and last
Esq. George Hammond, Esq. Benjamin Concert in the Theatre, as well as the
Garlike, Esq. William Henry Ashhurst, Ball at the Town-hall, were much crowd-
Esq. High Sheriff of the county of Ox- ed, and went off extremely well. This
ford; Frederick Thomas Hervey Foster, morning the Chancellor paid his re-
Esq. Thomas Francis Fremantle, Esq. spects to the Heads of Houses and Mem--
Captain R. N. George John Legh, Esq. bers of Convocation at their respective
William Hanbury, Esq. Patrick Crau- Colleges and Halls, and in the evening
furd Bruce, Esq. Samuel Kekewich, quitted Oxford on his return to Drop-
Esq. Thomas Schutz, Esq. John Engel more. The Concerts were miscella-
bert Liebenrood, Esq. Thomas Strang neous; and when we have said that the
ways Horner, Esq. High Sheriff of the selections were made by Dr. Crotch, the
county of Somerset ; Edward Grove, Esq. Professor of Music, and that they were
Rev. Dr. Haggitt, of Cambridge, was performed by the first vocal and instru-
admitted Doctor in Divinity, ad eundem. mental performers in the kingdom, at
Tbe following gentlemen of Cambridge the head of whom were Catalani and
University were admitted Masters of Cramer, it is impossible to say, more in
Arts ad eundem: Charles Peers, Esq. their praise.
Ralph Lockie, Esq. the Rev. William Saturday, July 7. At half past two
Robinson. The Honorary Degree of this afternoon, Mr. Sadler ascended in
Master of Arts was also conferred on his balloon from Merton-meadows,
Charles Cumming, Esq. Gentleman amidst the acclamations of an immense
compioner of Corpus Christi college; concourse of spectators, assembled from
Addison John Easterby Cresswell, Esq. all parts of the surrounding country. It
Gentleman commoner of Corpas Christi was visible for a considerable time, and,
college; William Whittred, Esq. Gen- after a voyage of about one hour and a
tleman commoner of Exeter college; half, descented in safety within a mile
Henry Ralph Willett, Esq. Gentleman and a half of Stowe, the seat of the Mar-
commoner of Christ Church ; Edmund quis of Buckingham, a distance of 24
Lechmere Charlton, Esq. Gentleman miles from Oxford.Messrs. Sadler ar-
commoner of Cbrist Church. They rived safely at Oxford in a post-chaise a
were presented by the Public Orator. little after two o'clock on Sunday, with
Congratulatory Verses were then deli the balloon in another post-chaise fol-
vered, in the same manner as on the lowing them. It appears that the course
preceding day, by 1. Mr. Smith, Magda- taken by the balloon was almost due
Ten college, English Rhyme; 2. Mr. North East to the left of Aylesbury, be-
Cleaver, Christ Church, English Blank tween that town and Bicester. It float-
Verse ; 3. Mr. Fowle, Merton college, ed directly over Winslow, in Bucks,
English Rhyme; 4. Hon. Mr. Eden, having before swept off Moor Brill, &c.
Christ Church, English Rhyrne ; 5. &c. The aëronauts, above Wooton,
Mr, Crowe, Wadham college, English met with a contrary current of air,
Rhyme (see p. 62.); 6. Mr. Hornby, which detained them for a length of
Brasenose college, a Latin Alcuic Oile; time, and compelled them to make a
7. Mr. Oakley, Christ Church, English complete circle in the air, They then
Rhyme ; 8. Mr. Short, Trinity college, resumed their original course, and after
English Rhyme; 9. Mr. Starkie, Brase a transit of two hours and 29 minutes,
nose college, English Blank Perse; 10. alighted in a field belonging to Mr. Mar-
Hon. W. Bathurst, Christ Church, Eng- shall (a Quaker), in the parish of North
lish Blank Verse: 11. Mr. Bartholomew, Crawley, Bucks; by the assistance of
Corpus Christi college, an English (de; whose people it was packed, without
12. Hon. Mr. Vane, Brasenose college, having received the slightest injury.
English Rhyme; 13. Mr, Swete, Oriel The hurry. and confusion occasioned by
college, English Rhynie; 14. Earl of the people in the vicinity of the balloon
Clare, Christ Church, English Khyme. on its ascension, caused Messrs. Sadler
Oil this, as well as on the former days, to forget the barometer, so that the
some beautiful short pieces of music true elevation could not be aseertain.
were performed by the band between ed; the thermometer in the sun rose
qach recitation, and they concluded with considerably, being once as high as 85.
« God save the King,” in which the Their descent was beautiful and gradual
wonderful sweetness and compass of for about three quarters of an bour. At
Madame Catalani's voice were particu- first they approached the earth where a
larly adınired. The Chancellor, and a number of bay-makers were at work,
muncrons party of Noblemen and Gen- but wbo, though repeatedly hailed to
tlemen, with the Vice-chancellor and take hold of the ropes thrown out, were

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too much terrified by the new phenome- high quick-set' fence, on this side of non to lend the adventurous travellers which the car rested in Buckinghamshire, any assistance. From this they skim- while the balloon itself swung the other med a wheat field, in which the car took side of the hedge into Bedfordshire. In the ground, and they rebounded about this situation, assistance was gradually forty feet, and cleared the adjoining procured, the most adventurous and hedge. The voyagers then threw out bold of the parishioners advancing first; the grapling-iron with which they were and the balloon, car, &c. were properly provided, and after dragging along the secured. The travellers only felt cold field (which was of barley) for some sę. once, and their motion was extremely conds, it brought them to anchor in a easy

INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. Admiralty-office, June 26. Admiral large dows), and of every species of naSir R, Curtis has reported, in his letter val stores, The ships arrived off the to Mr. Croker, of the 23d instant, that place in the afternoon of the 11th inst. bis Majesty's sloop the Bonne Citoyenne but in consequence of the shallowness captured in the Channel, on the 21st, a of the water were not able to approach French privateer, called Le Maitre de the town within four miles, except the Danse, pierced for 14 guns, only four small cruizers and two of the transmounted, and a complement of 30 men. ports; these anchored from it as near as

two miles. On the same evening the Admiraky-office, July 10. Rear-adı. Minerva, an English ship, prize to the Drury, Commander in Chief of his Ma- pirates, was burnt within twice her jesty's ships in the East Indies, has length of the shore. On the following transmitted to this Office a letter he had day the town was cannonaded for three received from Capt. Hart, com wanding hours by the small cruisers and gunhis Majesty's ship the Fox, giving ah boats, with considerable effect; and a account of the boats of that ship having, little before day-break on the 13th inst. on the 23d of March 1809, captured and å feint was made on the Northern end brought out from under the batteries at of the place, with two gun boats, under Supara, La Caravanne, mounting eight the command of Lieut. Leslie, of the four pounders, belonging to the Isle of Chiffonne, and a detachment of native France, and bound from Batavia to troops; and the main attack commenced Sourabaya.

on the Southern, about half an hour af

terwards, consistently with an arrangeAdmiralty-office, July 14. Rear-adm. ment made by the Lieutenant-colonel. Drury to Hon. W. Wellesley Pole, late The troops were soon landed, and galSecretary to the Admiralty.

lantly executing the plan of their com. Russel, in Colombo Roads, Jan. 7. mander, had possession of Ras al Khyma Sir, You will be pleased to lay before by 10 o'clock, driving the enemy to the the Right Honourable the Lords Com opposite shore; the gun-boats kept up missiouers of the Admiralty the en a fire of grape shot on the sea side as closed copy of a letter, which I have re the soldiers advanced. Before 4 o'clock ceived from that most able and judicious all the enemy's vessels were in flames, officer Capt. Wainwright, of his Ma together with the naval storehouses in jesty's ship Chiffonne, who has for some the town. received the most effectual time past had the direction of the fri- assistance from Capt. Gordon of the Cagates employed in the Persian Gulf, and roline, who was with me at the landing, appears to have effectually destroyed the and froin the officers and men of his nest of pirates which has so long harassed Majesty's ships: also from the respective the trade with impunity.

commanders of the Honourable Con. W.Q. B. DRURY. pany's cruisers * attached to the armaLa Chiffonne, off Ras al Khyma, Nov. 14. ment, and their officers and men. The

Sir, I have the honour to acquaint marines of the Chiffonne and Caroline your Excelleney, that, by the exertion were disembarked with the arıny. By of the troops and the squadron under the accompanying return your Excellency the respective command of Lieut.-col. will have pleasure in observing that the Smith and myself, Ras al Khyma, the principal town of the pirates who have * Mornington, Capt. Jeakes; Aurora, so long infested the Persian Gulph, has Lieut. Conyers; Nautilus, Lieut. Walbeen completely destroyed, together with kin; Prince of Wales, Lieut. Allen ; all the vessels" in the port, amounting Fury, Lieut. Davidson ; Ariel, Lieut. to upwards of 50 (about 30 of them very Salter. The Vestal joined on the 12th, Gent. Mag. July, 1810.


loss of men on our side is trifling; that Moola Hussurn, the Ternate, Nautilus, of the enemy has been very severe. I and Pury were anchored off the town, have the satisfaction to say, that the and the troops, preceded by the gun most perfect cordiality subsists between boats, approached to the attack, which the Army and Navy, such as promises' commenced at 2 o'clock in the afternoon to insure complete success in all the of the 27th ult. The enemy made no subsequent operations. The troops be- resistance until the troops came close to gan to embark at day-light this morning, the very strong fort, and 'attempted to and, notwithstanding the great want of force the gate; he then commenced a boats, were all on board the transports fire, am sorry to say, most destructive, at noon,

J. WAINWRIGHT. • as your Excellency will see by the acKilled and wounded. Total, 2 killed, companying return, added to that of ? mortally wounded, 5 severely ditto, 4 Lieut.-col. Smith, to the government. slightly ditto,

The piratical vessels, 11 in number, 3 La Chiffonne, Burka Road, Dec. 7. of them very large dows, were in the Sir, My letter of the 14th of November inean time burnt by the seamen; and will have given yourExcellency an account the gun-boats and the cruizer Fury, of the proceedings of the ships and vessels which, being of light draught of water, under my orders up to that date. On had been towed within musket shot of the 17th the vessels in the piratical port the fort, kept up a ruinous fire, which of Linga, amounting to 20, nine of them very much shattered it by sun-set; the large dows, were burnt without any loss Sheik then consented to yield up the on our side, the inhabitants having place on the following day to the English, abandoned the town on the approach of on the part of the Imaum of Muscat, to the ships. The contemptible bolds of gether with all the property in it bethe Jowasmees, called Congo, Bunder, longing to his Highness's subjects; this Mallum, and Hemeram, were next re was accordingly carried into effect, the connoitred, but no vessels were there. Sheik departing after Lieut.-col. Smith I then dispatched the cruizers Ternate and myself had guaranteed bis personal and Nautilus to the Eastward of Kishma, safety. The fort having been delivered to prevent the escape of the Luft pirates, in trust for the Imaum to Sheik Dewish, while I entered the channel between that the head of the Benismain, a tribe of island and the Main, at the Western Arabs who have always been firmly at. end; but having got the ship I command tached to his Highness, I sailed next aground in endeavouring to work through morning in La Chiffonne, leaving the it, as I had no pilot acquainted with the Mornington to bring on the cruisers and navigation, and as I found the channel the transport to Burka, off which place was too intricate to pass without buoying l anchored this day. The several officers the shoals, which would have taken up and men employed with me behaved so too much time, I determined to proceed as to merit my warmest approbation & to Luft by the Eastern Channel, leaving The marines, under Lieut. Drury, were the cruizer Vestal to guard the Western landed with the troops; and Lieut. end of Kishma. His Majesty's ship the Chichton, of the Chiffonne, assisted with Caroline had been previously detached a party of seamen in dragging the howit. to Burka Road with the heavy trans zer close to the fort. The loss of the ports. On the 24th ult. the Ternate and enemy has been very great; he acknowthe Nautilus joined; and having pro- ledged to upwards of 50, independent of cured pilots at Kishern, I proceeded up those who were killed in the towers adthe Channel in his Majesty's ship under jacent to the fort, and driven over premy command, with the ships and vessels cipices to the Eastward thereof. named in the margin*, and arrived off I have, &c.

J. WAINWRIGHT. the town of Luft on the 26th at noon. Killed and wounded.-2 killed, 7 danTwenty-four hours having been expended gerously wounded, 3 severely ditto, 15 in fruitleșs negotiation with the Chief slightly ditto.

* Mornington, Ternate, Nautilus, Fury; Transport, Mary.


health.-Hollanders! being convinced ABDICATION OF LOUIS BUONAPARTE. that nothing more for your interest or

Amsterdam, July 3. “ Louis Napoleon, your welfare can be effected by me; but, by the grace of God and the Constitution on the contrary, considering myself as of the Kingdom, King of Holland, Con an obstacle which may prevent the good stable of France. To all those who will and intentions of my brother tomay see, or hear, or read these presents, wards this country; I have resigned my


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rank and royal dignity in favour of my eld- well as the Civil and Military Officers of est son, Napoleon Louis, and of his bro our Household, shall continue to render ther,Prince Charles Louis Napoleon. Her their customary services to the same high Majesty the Queen, being of right and personage.-The present act, done ani according to the Constitution Regent of concluded, and signed by our hand, shall the Kingdom, the Regency shall, till be transmitted to the Legislative Body, her arrival, be vested in the Council of and then deposited copies shall be taken, Ministers.-Hollanders! never shall I and these letters be published in a legal forget so good and virtuous a people as manner, and in the customary formu, you are. My last thought, as well as

“ Louis NAPOLEON, my last sigh, shall be for your happiness. Haarlem, July 1, 1810." On leaving you, I cannot sufficiently re “ In the name of his Majesty, Napoleon commend you to receive well the mili Louis, by the grace of God and the tary and civil officers of France. This Constitution of the Kingdom, King of is the only means to gratify his Majesty Holland, the Provisional Council of the Emperor, on whom your fate, that Reg." of the Kingdom of Hoiland, of your children, and that of your whole to all those who may see, hear, or country, depends. And now, as ill-will read these presents, makes known, and calumny can no longer reach me, That, in consequence of the resignaat least so far as relates to you, I have tion of the royal dignity and authority a well-founded ,hope, that you will at made by his Majesty, Louis Napoleon, length find the reward for all your sacri in favour of the Crown Prince, his Mafices, and for all your maguanimous jesty's eldest son, Napoleon Louis, and firmness. Done, at Haarlem, July 1, of his brother, Prince Charles Louis 1810.

Louis NAPOLEON." Napoleon, and by virtue of his Majesty's “ Louis, Napoleon, by the grace of authority contained in the open and God, the Constitution of the Kingdom, sealed letters published by him on the King of Holland, Constable of France. 1st of July, 1810, the Provisional ReConsidering that the unfortunate state gency has this day constituted itself, in which this country now is,, arises under the presidency of the Minister from the displeasure which the Emperor Van Der lleim, waiting the arrival of my brother has conceived against me. her Majesty the Queen, as Constitutional Considering that all endeavours and sa Regent of the Kingdom, and Guardian crifices on my part to support this state of the minor King, and in expectation of things have been frụitless; considering of the measures which her Majesty, shall lastly, that it cannot be doubted that be pleased to adopt relative to public the course of the present state of things affairs.

VAN DER HEIM." is to be attributed to my having been “ Amsterdam, July 3, 1810. unfortunate enough to displease my bro " By order of the Provisional Counther, and to have lost bis friendship, cil of Regency, and that I therefore am the only obsta

“ A. J.J. H. VERHEIJEN. cle to the termination of these incessant

“ First Secretary of the Cabinet differences and misunderstandings-We

of the King." bave resolved, as we by these Letters (A Proclamation by the Dutch Compublished by our own free will do re minder in Chief follows, inpressing upon solve, to resign, as we do from this mo- . the inhabitants the necessity of receiving ment resign, the royal dignity of this the French troops as friends and allies, Kingdom of Holland, in favour of our and affording them ery accommodawell-beloved son, Napoleon Louis; and tỉon, lest they should incur the displea. in failure of him, in favour of his bro sure of the Emperor Napoleon.] ther, Charles Louis Napoleon.-\Ve fur A corps of 5000 Dutch troops, raised ther desire, that, according to the Con- upon the conclusion of the late treaty stitution, under the guarantee of his Ma- between Napoleon and his brother Louis, jesty the Emperor, our brother, the, has been ordered by the Duke of PlaRegency shall remain with her Majesty centia to hold themselves in readiness to the Queen, assisted by a Council of Re- march for Spain. gency, which shall provisionally consist

FRANCE. of our Ministers, to whom we commit The Republican inscription on the front the custody of our minor King, till the of the City of Paris Hotel at Paris was, arrival of her Majesty the Queen.--We on the 10th of last month, effaced by further order, that the different corps of order of M, Savary, Chief of Police. our guard, under the command of Lieut.- The cap of Liberty in front of the edifice gen. Bruno and Gen. Bruno second in was taken down the same time. command, shall render their service to The Moniteur of the 3d inst. contains che minor King of this Kingdoin; and a long account of a fete given by the that the Great Officers of the Crown, as Prince of Schwarzenburgh on the 1st


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