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keyne, and Joseph Dakeyne, all of Darley Bale, bankers and cotton spinners. Humphrey Davies, of the Bear Inn, Welchpool, Montgomery, innkeeper. John Crossley, Manchester, cotton-manufacturer. Joseph Higginbotham, Blackburn, Lancaster, cotton-spinner. Robert Owen and William Mardle, late of Houndsditch, coppersmiths. George Beal, Surrey Street, cheesemonger. John Last, Brighton, Sussex, builder. James Miller, Hammersmith, Middlesex, wheelwright. Wm. Else, Fleet Street, warehouseman. Thos. Tinson, Fenchurch Street, London, wine-merchant. John Serle, Shepton Mallett, Somersetshire, clothier. Thos. Hodgson, Liverpool, broker. Timothy Virtue, Hammersmith, Middlesex, carpenter. James Aitkin, Castle Street, Leicester Fields, print-seller. Henry Mitchell, Gosport, rope-maker. Edwari! Rowlands, Coalbrooke Dale, Salop, barge-owner. J. Pollard, Essex Street, taylor. R. Browne, Adam's Court, Broad Street, London, merchant. G.Bowker and J. Chapman, Manchester, corn dealers. J. Macklin, Cheapside, London, Stationer. S. Haigh, Manchester, merchant. G. Matson, Farleton, Lan> cashire, horse-dealer. S. Lewis, of the town and county of Southampton, victualler.
Many of our friends will find their favours mended to in die present number.
'**» Error in our last, p. 91, the four top lines should be read at the bottom of the page.
Enriched with a capital Portrait, taken from Life.
FROM a man, infamous for his depredations on society, and whose character we gave in the last Number of our Miscellany, we now turn with, pleasure, to an individual whose talents are devoted to the entertainment of mankind. Such persons possess that share of popularity which renders the particulars of their lif e a just object of curiosity.
The lady, whose Memoirs we are about to lay before our readers, is of foreign extraction. Her father is a German, of the name of Weichsell, well known in the musical world. At what time he came to England, and whether he be still living, are matters which we have not ascertained. The Germans have been always distinguished for their ingenuity. In the polite arts they have of late greatly excelled, particularly in the science of music; here we have only to mention the name of Handel, which will be conveyed dawn with applause to latest posterity!
Miss Weichsell is a native of the British metropolis, and made her first appearance upon our V»L, i j, No. ss. •
planet 1769. In the early stages of infancy she disclosed an admirable genius for music, which she has cultivated with unremitting application. At seven years of age wonders are told of her progress in this delightful art—'and in the eleventh year of her age she manifested powers of harmony nearly approaching to perfection. Masters of every kind were provided for her, at a prodigious expence, and 110 labour spared to bring her talents to maturity. After such exertions in behalf of genius, we are Jed to form sanguine expectations. Nor shall we be disappointed. The soil being good, every seed Cast into it sjiall spring up into a plentiful harvest. So much encouragement tegets exertion, and exertion, properly directed, will in the end secure to itself an adequate degree of compensation.
Miss Weichsell married a Mr. Billinctok, who had been her musical tutor; though this coaiieetion took place in direct opposition to the advice fif her parents. They had opened to themselves prospects in the world highly nattering, from the attainments of their daughter; these visionary anticipations however, were at once consigned to oblivion.
Immediately on their marriage Mr- and Mrs. Billington set out for Ireland, and she soon got involved in theatrical engagements. Her powers werequickly ascertained. Hei fame spread abroad with a rapidity which, in no small time, reached her native country.
But it was not till the year 1786, that she appeared on the boards of Covent Garden theatre for the first time, and established her reputation. Their majesties had appointed Love in a Village, ol course her musical taste was fully displayed: so gieat was the impression on the audience, that the house, which was very crouded, resounded with acclamation*!