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   British Press (Newspaper) - December 23, 1820, London, Middlesex                                N6]viBr.,i 5632. LONDON,  SATURDAY, IJECEMBER 23^ 1820. Price 7d. ' �'......   ' ' ' � "        .......I  ' " "' " THEATHR.ROYAL, JJIWHY-LAMi. THIS EVENING, SATURDAY. Dec. 93, his Majeslv's Servanla will perform llie Opera of � tflE LORD OF THE MANOR. Sir John Coiitrist, Mr. Gatlie; Youns! Contrast, "Mr. B�r-ijard ;'Kashfey, Mr. T. Cooke; Trui-more, .Mr. Brabain (liis 3d appenranre in tliat character) ; La Nippe, Mr. Harlfy; Ralph, RIt, Kiiiijlit. Annelle, UJada^ic Vislris; Snpliia, Mian Oiliilt; P^gy, Mias Povey; Moll; l-lagon, Mr. W. H. Wll-Mams.    - - After wliirb, llie favourite EStravaemiza called (ilOV.4NNl IN U)N!X)N. Don Giovanni, .M^idninr Vi stris ; Ltporellii, Mr. Harley ; IVlr. riorentine FiDickio, .'Mi. Uaniaut; Mr. Deputy Engljsli, Mr. Galtie' Mrs. U:|>nicIlo, iMiss CiiliiU ; Wias Coostaniia Quixotte, Miss IJiivey; Mrs, EoKlisli, Miss E.lwarJs ; Mrs. Draiiiemdry, Mrs. Dubbs; SqwalUng; Fan, Mrs. Bland. �TI)e.i)oors will lie ogeiieil at Half.past Six o'clock, and tlie Pt^rformanccs un eacli Eveninff coinnieoce at Sev oxQs ciij only be obtained for the. Evening of Mr. Hodwrll, a! liip r>ox-(>lTii-e.   ^ A lifif Clc; rredrricU .SI. Leon, Mr. .-ibbotl; O'Uunnel, Mr. Cun-itur ; Monstafile, Mr-. Entery; Gervais, Mr. 7")i.rus('t; Jo-rj'liise, .Mr. LtRlnn. riurence St. Leon, .Miss Greene; C!o-tilde ds Biroii, Miss Beaumont; Loiiison, Miss Love. To wtiich .will be added a new Melo-di-ama, in two acts, called THE Warlock of the glun. . fTlanronaW, ..Mr. CunnSr; Ald.lh.rl, M:i.Uer Boden ; An-virew .Miickleptaije, Mr. Farley; .Sandie, Mr. Blanchard: The Warlock of llie Gleu, Mr. Abbott. Adela, Mrs. Faucit; Marian, MiFS Beaumont; .Mause, .Virs, Slerliui;. Piar aiic_a�,Jui�e hillierlo secured to this Eslablishuient llieir decided PatronSjeund support. DiKF.CTpRs, TnUSTKES, ASU Aul>ITOHSc Sir James Graham. Bart. M.P. Chaiiinan, ,pharles Freeman, Esq  Deputy Chairman, The Hon.VDnuplas Kinuaird Sir.J';. F. Hampson, t5art. Sir John Cox Hippisley, Bart James Pelef Auriol, Esq; John Belib, Esq. .Stamp Brooksbank, Esq.' Jatnes Henry Deacon, Esq. Williain Filzhuijb, Esq. Ralph Leycfslfr,jun. Esq. Geo'ge G. MilU, Esq. William Marsh, Esq. Joseph Sage, Esq. John Soane, Esq. Rd. Williams, Esq. Solicitor. J. .Smith,   itrr. Gouldeii, Mr. Kent, Air, Phillips, and Mr, � Uroadhurst; Miss I. Stevenson, .Miss Georje, &c. iS;c. Part II.- Will be delivered an culireiy new specimen of a Lectiiie on livinJUPads, under the Title of DOCTOR FAU.STUS IN LONDON. At tlie couelusion of Part II. will be presented an Harmonic OUa Podrida; cnnsisliiis of Songs, Duets, Glees, &c. by tbeabovc-nie'iitiontd Voc.ili.sts. Par't ill.-Will he displayed ffor the first lime) ' GUY FAWKES. By Messrs Little, .Small, Smiiller, Minor,  Less, Low, Sbuj't; .Mesd.'itni s Pelite, Tii y, &c. ^c. Doors open at llalf-ftust Si\, the Pciformajice lo bej;iii at .Seven.- Second Price arNine. The Theitire will bi; coiniilitely warmed by the iutroduc lion of large Stoves under the Pit and Sla'.;e. _   ^ s___. .__ LAST NIGHT OF THE BURLETTA OF ERRORS. AOELPfll THEATfiE, STRAND; Ky Authority of tlie Rijfht Hon. the Lord Chamberlain. ri^HlS evening, SATURI)AV�i d-c 23, a   will be presented (the l'2th time), an enlire New Meio-Drama, in three arts, entitled ZAMOSKl; OR, THE FORTRl-SS AND THEvM^NE. Zarooski, Mr. Gomrrsal; EJwinski, M^. Walkins; Lu-pnski, 'Mr. Lee; Ilutjolzi, Mr. t.'ampbell; Peter, Mr, C!uwell ; ' Orloff, Mr. Callahan; Rug-moll', Mr, J. Jones.   Floieska, Mrs. Waylelt; Polina, Miss Yates ; iMiilil, Miss B?d'ieim. After which (42d   time) a   New   Mylholugical   ICxirava. ��oza, in three nets, founded on   Dryiien's Comedy of Amphitryon, or the Two Susias, chilled A BURLETTA OK. ERRORS; OR, JUPITER AND ALCMENA. Immortals :-Jupiter, Mr. Wat kins ; Mercury, .Mr. Co well; Vulcan, Mr. Callahan, 'illorlals:-.So.sia, Mr, Wilkinson; Tranio, Mr, Collier.    Alcnionn, Mrs. 'Pennant ;  PiuEdra, Mrs. W.iylttI; Broniia, "Sirs.. Duly, To conclude with the Burleita of Wm>'S TO FATHER M E "r Mandeville, Mr. J. Jones; Billy Bulls, Mr. Wilki-nson. Cliarlotte Oldstock, Miss Yates; Hariiei, Miss Biady. On. Tuesday next will be produced a new splendid Pan-lamiiiie, called Doctor .Syntax ; or. Harlequin's Adventures RICHARD BARNES, Secretary. The Proprietors are respectfully informed that the last Half-yeaj's^ividend is in the course of Payment. OCIETY for ibe SUPPRESSION of MENDICITY.-MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1820. MONTHLY REPORT. Cases still pending..................     189        New cases registered...............>     23.'i Cases relie^ved with money...........     2(>9 Dilto with lodging...........,.......     359 Dillo with clothing.................      .'>8 Meals given........................   T,.'5n3 " Total meals given...,,...,.........95,113  Total cases registered..............12,3-2'2 The .Managers are pnder tlie necessity of appealing to the benevolence of the Public in behalf of this lustitulion, the Funds disbursed having for some time considerably exceeded the receipts, nor can any portion of the subscription raised during the last wiu'Ter for the relief of the " Houseless Poor," be applied lo the purposes of this Society, as has been very geuerally but erroneously supposed. From the highesliiualiun in nbjoj) the proceedings of the Mendicily Society are held, from the prompt and effectual relief it is calculated lo aO'ord to real distress, and from the extensive means it possesses to delect and punish imposition, the Managers trust that uolhing further need be urged lo inducBt.ihe Public to conlrihute liberally towards its support, especially at a period of the year when the claimants on its bounty may be expected rapidly to augment, Subsrriplions received by VV. William^, Esq. M.P. Treasurer, Birchiiidane; Messrs. Drtimniond, Charing-cross; Mr. Ranger, Collector, 18, Mount-row, Islington ; anil-, by .Mr. Slephfos, at the Society's Office, Red Lion-square. W. H BODKIN, Hon. Secretary. This (lav is published, KEY to KEITH'S TREATISE GLOBES. Published for ^the Author, by W Simpkiii and R. Mar. shall, Slationers'-courl, Ludgate-street, price 4a.   . This Work contains near a thousand Solutions*workcd out to the nicest accuracy, and in so explicit a manner as to etiab'e the Student lo gain a complete and scieutific knowledge of both Globes without any instruction from a Master. By C. VINE.S, .Mathematician .ind Nautical Astronomer. should, with-ff Port Eliza- CAMPUEI.L'S  LECTURES.-Til,. tublir IS rcquesled lo take Nolice, ih-.it llie Next No.nilier of ihe^ N EW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, to be YJublislmdlhe 1st January, will he_tbe First of a IVew Series, and will ctMiTatrr^Jirsides a vari^ify of oliicr intrresting papers in prose and vet.s5;sJii:_4,i�XXHJRE3 on POETRY lately delivered at the Roval liisiitutiou. By THOMAS CAMPIJELT,, Esq. Orders roCeiyeS Liy all Booksellers, Slaiiouers, and News-vendeis. Henry Culburn pnd Co. Conduil-strret, December 20, 1820. ^fi^ BISH respecifully return liis jrralefiil �c-�BL  kuowledgltient's to his best Frieuds, the Pubtjc, foe the great patronage bestowed upon the^hrce last Lot-Iti't'cs, for ivtiirb Jie was Coutraclm'. He feels equal pleasure inbeiuRable to recommend the New Year's Lojilery as slrouffly clcsi-rving Ibeif iipproballou.-NINE PrijteB of 21,pOO/ieach (Con-juls and Money), and not Two Blaiiks to M Prize, in the United Schemes of the First and Si^ond Lotier.u-s for 1820. The First Lottery will be all diWu ^d. Janiuary, the day when Parlinmrui . meets, and when Tlirre Priaes of 21,fli)0/. t^e ente to he Anvn-'wt ihc first Five Minutes,-4, Curubiil, nnd 9, Cliating-croEj, This day are published, in Two thick Volumes, foolscap octnvo, price 14s. In boards, ICTURES. HISTORICAL, and BIOGRAPHICAL, drawn froi?i English, Scottish, aud Irish History, By JOHiN' GALT, Esq, Anihor (if the Life of Wol.>iey, and of .Mr. West. This Work is'chiffly compiled from the ancient Chronicles, and from detached pieces of Modem History, and .-iftords curious -and distinct Views of Ihe most remarkable Cha'ractVrs, Incidents, and partirulai*Events, from the earliest Annals of llie three Kin^donis, to the end of the reign of George Ihe Third. I'rinled fur Sir liicJiard Phillips nnd Co. and to be )iad of J. Cumniing, Dublin ^ Constable and Co. E.iiuburgh ; ui.d all BooksclUts. In tiie p/ess, aod-speedily will be published, in two volumes, ociavcv-Oii^i^ib^-d, by perniission, to the Lord Bishop of LondoUf rg^UE HOLY BIBLE, urrmioetlin cluouologi-cal and Historical order; or, an arrangeiuent of the Text of ihe (,)ld Tcflament, in such m.inner, that the Books, Chapters, Psalins, Pi-ophecies, Nairaiives, S:r. being inserted in ilu-ir rtspeclivc places, Ihe conteuls of the .Sacred Volume m;ty be had as one ntiifurm connected History, in the very woril's of tlie Inspired Writer?, aa contained in the authorised translation. The whole ai-ratjged on the basis of Liiihlfoot'a Chronicle, To which are snhjoiued, some few Notes on the aolhorjlies for the v.iriolis traiisposiliuns and arr'.ingemeiit; and nu the wisdom of the plans of Providence in Hie ^iverunietit of the world. By the Rev. GEORGE TOWNSEND, M.A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge. London: Prinled for F. C. and J. Rivinglon, No. (12, St. Paul's Chorrh-yard, and No. 3, Waterloo-place, Pall-mall; sold also by BJviugtons Hiiii Cnchrati, No. 148, Strand; and hy the Booksellers at Oxford, Cam-bridge, Edinburgh, Dublin, &c. This day is published, in Svo. price 12.s. board,s, Ibe Third Editiiin, cunsiderahly enlarged and improved, of N INTRODUC i'ION to PER.SPECTIVE ____DRAWING and PAINTING, in a Series of pleasing and familiar Diaioo;ues, illii.-flraied by appropriate Plates and JDiagraiiis, and a sutficiency of practical Geometry, nud a Cttuipeudium of genuine luslructiun; comprising a progressive and complete boily of information, carefiilly adapted for the Instruction of Females, nud suited equally to the sim-ulicily uf youth and lo menial maturitv. By CHARLES HAVTER, Professor �f Perspective to her late Royal Highnetsihe Piiii-cess Charlotte of Saxe-Coburg, Portrait Painter iu Miuia-ture and Crayons, andTeachtr of the priiHipal Elements of the Art. t   " London,: Prinled for Black, Kingsbury, Psrbury, and .Allen, Leadtuh.ill atrert. Tlte foUon'ltig report has "ijeeti tfnnsmiUfid by Captuin Fairfiix Moresby, CjjjB. of Jtjg'iVIcjesly's ship Menai, lo bi� E.icelletjcyjthe sicliiig Governor: " Remarks on the Rivers and Cosstbeljveen.Cape Recife atld Ihe Mdhlh of the Keiskahmn^ft; with a particular de. Bcription of Port EliQibefb, Aigop^Bayr Sonthern Africa. " Cape llecife \i sitiiuteil iii (alitud^ of 34. 0-2. S. lonj^r. 25. 39. E. o.fGreeBwic(�;S :ft is u low rocky point; the breakers extend otisKimile and a half into the sea. The coast from this |)f>jnt rtiti.s N. 3-2. VV. four miles n� BeaCon or Ro.�iky .l^oint; off this Point lies a bed of rocks, but. stifficieiVt water for ships to pass within a small dniigerous rock^ over which the sea hieaks in bad wiatlier, beariiVg from Beacon'* Point \V. f N. by Coinpass,; atia Cape R'ecife S. A VV. This rock is-a stiiaU pinnacle ; we fre. q,ueittlv' tried lo be.-ij'e llie )e;g�^jepoi>,lhfi, top, but iiewtr had \ei% than 20 feel. Sllf^i of .large toiinaf�e sltonid therefore ^ive fiteacoti's Point a ^ockJ birth, ill apiiroacliitig Port Eli2i)r across its mouth ; and, as htrt', the const is exposed to the constant rolfiug sivsii, iniJe c.';>inc'e of its ever being useful to commeirial purpc-e.-: (.'fcis. There are limes when boats cm enter or leave Sunday River ; but rrpm its tiiouiii cointi.'wices that wild inhospitable coast, that ^t^'u.^es sllidter to any (?las9 of shipping. . " The island of St. Croix, in M. ,'53. -17. 30. S, long. 25.36. 50. E. lays S. 57- 50. east nl' i he mouth of the Rugn, 3l miles ; and S. 7I. 10. \V. from the mouth of the Sunday, -six miles. : ir about 2i in circuinrereiicc-. Aumln^r srao-U rocky island, whicli I hare ctilled ii;-v-iiion's j�'e, 1 iy> S. 46. W. of St. Croix ii niilc 'ii�laot, and abuul J of a mile in circumrertiice. O'it' the nrouth of the Ruga, S. 2-3ds nf a-mile:, is tlie island of Jahlel, about the same size as Brentou's isle. Itouiid these islands there is good ^nehoiuge ; and, tii the event of necessily, a ship might iinii partial shelter near St. Croix, 'i'iitse islands are liiiiabiied by immense luiinbers of seals, which at limes literally cover their surface, " The coast," rrnm the moulh of the Sunday River, runs to the euslwanl towards the' Bo-jc?-iiiaii's River. The month of this river I dul nut examine; from reporls'l receivtti, it did not iijipe^r to merit attention. \. from the Bosjesmau's River, the co'dst continues the sameness of uppearaiae, sand-hills covered with bush. " The Bird Islands are alone visible along the whole line of coast. " The months of the KarPga nud K-isowka were neaTly closed, a v,euk-stream alone ruiiiiiiig over a bed of hght saiul. ' The iviii'er torrents, no (b,^ibt, will at times nB the beds of these rivers to a great extent. . Further eastward is the Kowic, a river that promises fairer' than any i have visited (ex-ceot the Zwartkops) at some (uttiie lime toHdmit ships over lis bar. 'Like'all the-other rivers 1 have visited, it receives its inland stream into atfexten-aive Siiiidy buiin, from which it forces iis way throut^h a narrow channel on ils eastern sitlc, into the sea, not wider at low water than twenty yuids ; this stream runs iii a S.S. E, direcUgii ; the surf broke across a bar about a quaitrr ofa tnile from the entrance, but not violent, and at a low tide there must have been several feet of water. What leads me to expect uiore from this' river than the others I have visited, is that tlie water atipears deep.close to the shore, and there are two extensive beds of ruck, which bore by compass S. E. by S. from the river's mouth about two miles and a hall. If there is anchorage iiiider those rocks, ships might perluijis be able to wait the- convenience 0? tide before I hey attempted to enter the river. " The next appearance of a riv.gr to the eastward is the Kleine iVloiideii, which has, upp'-arently at thues, three outleis tt> the sea ;. but they were all closed when I saw llieai, and I suspect are only at spring tides, or wjieu the mountain waters cume down. ^ From the Kowie to the Great Fish-River's niouth, the coast'has a more verd-mt apnearance, the sand hills are,covered with luxuriant bush ; hut tliere is not"an ijilet or curve of any sort that offers s!.reai!i, and for several months in the year, I imuh whether the strength of water would turn -a l.'iil.    I  think tlte water is sufFiciently deep (> admit ship! to anchor ofl' the river's tnoiiili.    As the tide n.se the surf increased, f>nt at dead r "^-^^   � water there ^^uust have been -(rvenfl feet on tin: bur. iVot the least nppearniire of --liifiiiTg sfnd or n-ck* wr-re observc l! tlie. '.ve-ltrii biMik of the Fish K-iver, near i!--. ir,' a'f, in-.st b aiiLiful, being a ticli 'olack earti, � n n, co'vrrijiir of In'jfirffant pasture. " I crossed ihis river n' the first ford sea, ah.int. SIX miles in-laud ; here lii..- iiit iii'-.-indrr.'i thrnugh a deep ami buahv raviiie,?^ '-..u cur li'irses down oil Friday thi> iiini B-ert- near an hour in de.cendiii;:. 'i'.'hen wk ,ri::,(-hed ihe bank, the tiile hiid not siiRic'ienliy receded !o" admit our crossing; in i|n hi.u:' i' 'vi.'4 eilc',.-tfcd, ii"nd when thje tide was ^icricdly ou-*, liierc was bill' a very small fresh water stream.      _ ' " F'l'oin lieiu'e to t;ie Bccca., wc t-ci|fi!i',riV 'n fio E.S.E. Jirecti-iii ; we,cr"-"-'l 'n-- "i-^i '-iheie   tiie   tide reaches M-.irrely any water. 1,11. its the ihnutli of llie Becca, iihv raviiie:^ We: -'Niv hi; i-2llt  n^Mav,        \   ;-oil ossed 'ii'.e nu,- al-'a !oid at   ,S!jr! li^^--; i.ied.  ,11^1111  ilii> IS aboiit six milt.s there   was ind \n i.    1 !P- rifD'.ned here to winiess the cf^'ecl t hrit l!!e i'-ib -i:id flow of tide had on the bar. 'i'Uti s!i^-iiii iiii,-i .S.W. intii the sea ; is iinl more nt iiuv ULiier 1-2 or 14 fallioiijs across, hut (iee|>. '( i':s iiver liida I'liir to admit coasting vessels from the fuilow-iiiL;- causes/-- '.'�The ^ate'r clear oY the r;ve;'3 mniuh apj'pnra deeper ; llitsjjiouth is so liarrnrt-, nnd llie river :o i-diili'jed, that the tide is itioiv r;:i|);d t.'�iin at the I-Ie.iskaliauia, or-%ie I'^ish Ii:v-i:r ; 11n: bri.'iktrs are urit iiKiie than would be- e.\'|,/:.-i ted at ^ dej):;i n;' ei;^!!!. or ten feel, and resembled vvli^il is -^vw x-y-',-^ seen of livern' tnoulhs that ar�; kno�ii to be nui!-!;nhle; the co-Sl, however, is siiP. as inliDSjiUibrr; as what I have hnherto seen. From Itie lunut.-i 0'^' tlie Berca to ibe Kelskaliaiiia,.is al'DOt li;i,';-ii n;i' ill an FvS.E. direction; tiiere strc'dias, up wh:ch the sea flows spring tides; but the sea rdlls' along the coiist. " The first view of the Xcial. (latH'iiiig'lo those who visit it ir.i- the fea'-on ] did, viz. ' lo ascerlaiu whttlier it Was oiycn ai the mouih, (or the purpose of comiiierce.'    An'v'^'tensive Wis ot water receives tiic mlantl slre:Mn : t'le e,"-:!rem-' are -several  Siil^i liyi,- or six ii-.iiefi at ill  hiL'il bre:i-.Vrs .ih.'.nia is tiie tfio.sr points between which th? Keisk.-,!;. mil (]f..vs. shelter for ^hips.   The swri rolls in high breakers along the coast. " The country itt the month of the Fish River is open, inters-persed with picturesque ravines, generally clothed with bush; when I arrived, the "vh-ter was at the lowest ebb.   From the S.W. side a sund-bank projects to wiliiui twenty yards of the | A'.fi. side. .The current was running through this i cli'jiiDel slowly into the sea,  and I ci^uld trace its slpcam grudually.decreasitig ill breadth, until finished in u point, making the mouth of the river form the base of an ecjuilalerai tri.iiigle; from this point part of the ebb is thrown back on ihc flat beach, runs to the westward, and finds an niiilei close lo the rocks, oa the western side; at this spot the water appears deep.   Al the breadth of ten yards the sea did not break successivelv, 1)Ut �t  times these was an interval of live miunles, when a h. at could easily have layded ; but when it did break, it was with treble the-.vioieuce of ttie coust-.inl rolling surf along the siiul before the river's month.- The entrance of the rivsr E.S.E. nnd W.tN.\\''., the stream inclines a little to the S.VY. afitr p.nss-ing tiie extreme point where the sea broke with violence across. " The position of the Fish River may be easily aBceriuiiied al sea, iu a tine day, by some distant hiUs of a.fi ijirdnlaling form, bearing N.N.W. jfer compass ; ih.ese bills are then bctwctu the ravines through which the riter flows. " The Great Fish River, at particular reasons, swells to a considerable height ; at these iitne:j, from the violence of the current, 1*0 shipsor vessel could possibly enter ; but when the causes have ceased that filled its bed, the river becomes a mere Its bed is full, bear Iroiu eivjli nljie,- ?..E. l>v E. arn'l S.V\', hy W. about one mile d,sl-,>;!l; but tins bed c;in otiiy be full when the mmintiiin loi reii's me ilu-cause.   It was nearly high water when I visiud it, the moiiih of the river ilieu ;d:imit 70 or S'J y-,:irdj acnis", ine streuiii running s iig liie sliorg, similar to the Fiah River, but l!ie qreat-r i-irlrnns, close along thero'.v r(>cl ;eTen miles Ircm iis entrance, ulniosli dry-i'ooleii J.^lie i'';,cei>, witliour, wetting uiy shoes ; and, as I t^ni tolil, thcKtiska-llama has a lord at an tijUatly sh'uit dlitiUKe; Irom ils mouth, they aiein themselves but streamlets ; the tide does not rise sntficiently high to mnke ihcm, v.-iiut ihcy are culled in England, tide-harbours,        f " If, therefore, trade is^ever carried on, it is my opiiiiiin ihat by i'.irl Ehznheth, or the Znarlki-pN ^aione, it cau I).- tiV-jcted wnli set^^rily.  f " We have^i'rom t'iine t-;i lime, heard ol^uiBuy in-mentable shtpjlrecks belvyceti Cupe rAgudaS ard the Keiskahaina ; no doubt the greater putt of these Would have fjeeu avoided had a light warned liie niiiriiier/ri' his dafiger; 'i'l:e e.Xjieii'e ivf erecting -,i ligirtCliouse on Cape llecifc and Cape IMgoiLs, would not be very great, 'and the expense of liJln-iiig them very trivial-. Ho.v (rLi+rt^glv e^''cr^^' ijaiip;ii-tor to and from India w-juld A,-mfirihuie tu the expense of Ihese buddings, is weU known ; and," if but one ship had been preserved by^sucb a beacon, that has bHricd,^ier crew and cargo on the sandy shores of Al'iica, it would pay for years (if money alone is lo he considered, and not the life of man), Ihs expense of a lighi-huuse. / Fairfax Mokesby, Capfaiu of hts M�jeslv'� sinp Menu:. " 7th J�/jr,'l�20." .    

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