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British Press (Newspaper) - December 30, 1820, London, Middlesex TntiATRliKOrAL, DRl/HV.LAKR HIS EVENING, SATURDAY. Dec. 30, (lis Majesty's Servaiils will perforin iLe Comeil; of THE WONDEIl. Don FeliK. Wr. Ellisfun; Fiedirirlt, Mr. Barnard: Bim P.'dro, Mr. Gallic; Colonel Briioji, Mr. Coopfr; Gibby, ;Mr. Thompson; Lissardo, Mr. Harley. Donnn Violanlp, by I,�rly Ijaer first appearance at Ibis Theatre) ; Isabella, Miss u-,tnson i Flora, Miss Kelly j Iri^ Mrs. Orger. To conclude witli, 5lb time, � new Gruml Comic Pantomime, railed , THE NOKTHAVIiST P.^SSAGE; Or, HARLEQUIN ESQUIMAUX. ' !j;;a|)l8in ofihc Hecla, Mr.Vinrne: IMidsliipman, Mr. Ray. moiiii; Boatswain, Mr. Willmoli; Yonng Esquimaux (afier-words lliirlcquin), Mr. Bologna; Pintaloau, Mr. Elliott; Clown, Mr. .Siinlliby. Esqnimaicx Uirl (ofierwards CulutD-. bine), .1115.1 Tre�. The Dc)iir= will lie opened at llalf-piit .Six n'ClocU, and lliererformnnces oil each Evening commenceal Seveh. BiixHS, 79.; Second Price, Ss.ed.-Pit, 3s. 6d.; Second Pries, 2� - L"wcr Giillery, 2s.; Second Price, Is.- Upper, Galleij, Is.; Second Price, fid. , i'iares tn he taken of Mr. Rodx'ell, in the Rotunda of the Saloon of (lie Theatre. Private Bnxes can oirfy be obtainedtor llie Evenin? of Mr. liodwell, at ihe Box-08JCe. The new Comic Pintomime called The Nnrlb-West Pas-s3�e will he repeated every Eveiiins till fMrlher notice. Oil Monilay, Sliakspeare's Trajeriy of Ciirihianns. Oh Tuesday, The Lord of the Afanor: Tniemore, Mr. Brahain. a new Cnmic AJiisical Piece, in two parts, will be produced inafew days, called Giovanni in Ireland^ TfTflA rnii.KnVjtL, Cl)VEffT-G,tllDK\. [JIS KVENING, .SATUKDAV, Dec. 30, will be performed I lie .^lusiial Drama of .THE SLAVE. Governor of Surinam, H7r. DlMucharil; Capt. Malrolm, _ MONTHLY MAGAZINR.,(NEW SERIES), Ell-larked, and Priiiieil on �t Nei� Plan, conlainine l^cttires on Poetry, by Tbomaji Camnbieli; E�q. .and a variety of other inlerealinc Papers iir^ Prose aiidVers^, will be piitlishfd on Monday next, prire Ss. 6d. ,, . . , Printed for*He�ry Colbnrri,^and Sold by nil Booksellers. WESTMINSrEH. ,LIF,E INSURANCE and ANNUITY OFFiCE, Strand aiid Cornl.ill, I/>ndon, Establislied "in .1792, ("or Insurance OstJie >aroe.a^vHnineeoiiBlero�s to Ihe Public as have hilherlo secnred lo Ibis EsUblishment their decided Patronageaiid supjiort. DiRRrTORii, TRlJgTRES, ANW AUOITOItS: Sir James Graham. Bart.^M.P.Chaiiraan, Charles Freeman, Esq Deputy Chairman, The Hon. DnuE^s Kinoaird Sirp. F. Haip.pson, (Sari. ' ^�rJohii Cox (lip>|l�y:hiiri part."'' ; MKhCH*NT or VhNICK. Primed for G. and W B. WhiltaKcr, 15, Ave-Maria-lSHe. -., � I__.-' ; This day are, published; in "Tip (hirk.VoliiinES, .fo3liicarte�ktt, Mrs.Wayleit; Poliua, Miss Yilfs; Child, Miss Buheii^. After which the Bnrletta of ' WHO'S TO FATHER MK? 0)lonel Talbot, Mr. Buckioebam; Buckle, Mr. Cowell ; Billy Butts, Mr. Wilkinson; Mrs. Butts, Mr.Wayleti. Tt) concllide with (for the6th time), a newGrand Picturesque Paniomime, eolitlcd DR. SYNTAX; Or, HARLEQUIN IN .LONDON Dr. Syntax,^ Mr. Daly; Hod" "vitsx, .Sigiiur'Paulo; Dully, Miss Simpson4 JIus Daly. .  ' RiCMARD BARNES, Secrrl.ry. 'Tlic-Pr�prielnr� are VespVt'lTiilfy ini^onrierl fbitlhe last : Haif-j'fot'V }>i^i'idi N.B-Fire Policies will he isjued free of Exoense to the Assured, where the Annual Premium' amounts to 6s. ur upwards. ATLAS ASSURANCE CO.MPANY. LIFIi DEPARTMENT. lERSONS �>siirf(l for the �h'>le fprm of Life _ will have an addition made to Iheir Policies evtry seventh year, en ihe principle so beucfirially prncHted /ill liiigly at the Eqiiilafile Assiirnnre Ofiir''; or llie amount thereof mav be applied in reduction of the futurf. priymcnts of I'remum. Policies may al..;o be 1 ff rlu, and of the scvi ral Agents in ihe Country. �BNR� OBSflOROUGH, Jtio. Secretary. CheaptiJe, London, December 20, 1820. TO SOLICITORS, BANKERS, AND OTHERS, IN THE .COUNTRY. Gentlemen wto are willing tu art as Agents for Ihe Atlas Assiiiaiice Company are requested to address their application to the Secretary at the OIHce in Cbeapside, accompanied with a reference to Persons in London, MISS M'l'eqd'SjTA ROLANDO: A Romance. By Alexatnler Heury,-ILsq. two voliiines. a.STONISH.ment!!! A Romance of a Ceniury ago. By Francis Laih's thus >aFeligbl,Hft!aDt,Bud admil of dnperior; tltairfiBest, are ada|tlrd fi/r rifiil or J�fl �idp, iiifr^rise itiiil -t ibe Members of ibis' Club are unanimously irady, year after ytar, lo joiu the. other 100,000 more eiiliihleuid nod eneigelic cnltivamrs, who have come forward In that protection lo their productiou�,ivhieh they conceive ihey nic as ju>lly (ii.lilbd to as any other de-rription of nianufaciurerH, aud we plriltre o'nTselves tu use oiir utm.isl eiideavuurs lo stimulate all tb-good W rk they Tii|ve on. g^ged lu, and beg leave 10 assure ilieiii of the must steady Cii-operatiori of this Club, to obtain *onndiegiMla*ive pru'-iccliuti tu AgricullHrisla agaiiiti Fureigu Coiupitiliuu.duly' fre*-. itiAi&KWffQtrs- EDiNSfjRGfr^iVISGA^ ZINE, No. XLV. for DECEMBER, 1820. Contents:-1. On Ihe Literary Characlers of Bishop Warburlun and Dr. Jobnsnn.^2 SeRiihorffl Biog'raphicip, No. II.-3 Slaitzrs writt'o in a P�*, October, 1820-4. Pr. l.igne spoken before a |irn-ate thiatrical per-forniauce in Manchester-5. The Ayrshire Legatees, No. VI. -6. SkrtcheB of Village Character, No. IIL-Helmorran; the Village Cobliler; the Village Magdalene; Holy Jamie; ["alhcr.Syeiipbaiil ; tlie Village Wit; Jedrdiab; the Tailor's Wife; the S.nilli's Wife; the Village Sabbalh-7. James Barry, the Ilii-torical Painter-8, Sir Harold-9. Adeline (a ballail) -10. Death-II. Hora; Danira;, No. II C�r-icgio, a Tragedy, by Adam Oehlen Shclaeger-12. Of Ihe Three Impostors-1.>. Translations from the lets familiar Luliii Classics, No, III, Sineca, the Tragic Port-14. Death of Mif rusoplms, and Sale of his Mnseuiii-15 Re-coilrrtiuusi^f Mark Mai'ri.bin, Ihe Cainerimiau, No XI.-16, On Doinestir Polities-17. Lilerary,Rnd Scientific liitelli-geuce-18. Wurks preparing fur Publication-IS Muiilbly Lisl of New Puhlicatious, .Monthly Register, &c Printed lor T. Cadell and W. Davies, Siraud. London; and William Blackjyood, No. 17, Prinee'astfeet, Edinburgh. ' THOMSoH ANNALS OF PHILOSOPHY. This day is published. No. 1. qf a New Series, prire 2s Gd, of Ibe N N A L S OFF H I L O SOPH Y. ___ *�* Since bis resideuce at Glasgow, Dr. Thomson has found it impossible lo do full justice lu the active Eili-tirship of a Monthly'Scieiitilic Journal. Be has therefore roignefl It to Mr. Richard PlilDips:; but the ANNALS will, aiill icieivelhe ailvaut.ige of his valuable assistance ; and the Publishers trust that the Work will be inaterially improved by this arrangement. . . The Coiitenis of the present Number .are as follow:-; I Experimculs tu deterir:ine liietrnc Atomic Weight ofSiron-tian. Lime, Mugnesia, Phosphorir; Arid, and Arsenic Arid, by Dr. I'biiinsoo-11. Mr. Wm. Phillips oji the Geology of the Malrern Hills-III. Acronnl of a remarkable Siraiom of Liaiesione,' Cnldcr-side, with a- P ate-IV. Wr, l{|tlini(( Pbjllips; ou the A,rl\un itf Cbloride.s and Waler- V. T�o late alfempls'tu ris'cend Munt Blauc, by Dr. Hamel - VI. pe.cripiiori 6f:a.>.�ewC|inuineler, with a Plate, by S. P. Prait-VII. Oo Red Siui^i bx,Mr..^H�uaw-i.u-VI11, New Meihud uf drawing a'Taugent in the Circle, by Mr. Williiiin Rilcliie-IX! On ihe Dry Uol, bf Mr. W. M. Diiis-dile-X. On the Fa|luf Rain-XL E^pefiiiieiiU on Whale 0,1, by Dr. lJustock-Xll. On the Prepar�lion"*bf pure Salts of Manganese, and' on tlie Gompiisi.tiou of its Oxides, by' Dr, Foirhhamnier-Xlll. Revigw of tb� Edinburgh Phar-iiiacu|is, in 16 vols, may still be procured, ou' upplicatioii lu auy Buuksrller in town or conalry. IHE LORDS of the TREASURV'f hish approbation of our New Year's Lullery is fully eqinlleil iiy that of the Public,^ whu view willi-surprise the uup.iralli Ird Number (in t,hia Scheme) uf ,. NINE Prizes of 21,1)00/.each- ls.:,'.^i........�189,000, Al>u, ridbOur2000/;&c,:&c;,. ..,'....,..... U5,94U ^ Riaidiig, i�KMoney and CtmBols..�284,940 Aiffl altiiongh we'1iave,^piii(l^ (Kerr - lAtrdSiiipii a large Extrii' : Sitni, per Ticket fiM^ tj^eae.,unpriecrd�^^^ advan{beeii, we have nut unly rediicrd.thr p'riipe tif Tickels and ^.Shares, but llie Blft'nkt tliiii) Hilfj MdiheVtitetdretnereaud  Tlieyeare itjany-curioos rustciins (ironnecieii*1t,!'> tliia rluy-the .history of tlieoi is oiiiustng.-' The pi-i^rtic^,o.f Chri%tmns-boxes ivrk long vovai*e9; a hox wiis apprijpriat-ttl u> eatli fiiipi, HiJtJ .ketit^jii tlie cunndy of the j>ri^!.t,:ii�!o wfiiclt niiiiiey.^C^^^^ 'effic3j;y 1� the . pruyrt*' of the]eh�Wf�l aiiiM^^ llieiice ^;^t thwr nrtin�ires�ioiiB formerly lirid'ullasion to tlif hospitality ol the rich, whpse doors^wpte, at:ihi� seas"ii of the year, open to Iheir teiiarilry_,Biifl iieifjhboiiin, when they-were roniliieiei) to the fpucinus hnlN of their iiiaiisions, iti Ihe middle of which were the liear.iiis, aiifl where " Round aljmit onr coal fire," they were regjiled wiih all ihp' phiiii but sukstantial fate the season  cnlild'- riffoixl. The first dish was geiierailly a 6oar'i /warf, which was convey-, ed to the principal table with miicb pomp ntid. rereinony; and a boar's head, on CUriftroas-day, is yet, at Qneeii*.s. College, Oxford, snlemnly "ushered into the half, with a monkish CBrol. Pliim-pudding� and mince-^iies-in token of i4ie ofTet^inos ofthe -wise men froni the Eist, of which their ingredients were t-oiisidered to bejypes, ai,d the pies, made long, with pieces of p^ste over thnn in .form rtf a craicli, or h'y-ruck, in remembriiiue of the mangeriii which our Savior w:i� first laid-were prepaVed in liberal profiMoii; liimb's-wool, or u composition of ale, sugar, nutnieg, &c. no called from its peculiar sofii.ei-s, passed from hand to hand in the wassnil bo�l. ttiitil jollity i'|self' grew tired; the jwa/, or yi//? log, burned biiskly ; and the Ciiristmas carols were sung in boisterous and enthusiastic coiiiniemoration of the uu�picious day. Ill the evenini^ the mummers, or (ilayers, were introduced ; and dancinr, or that species of festive �c-livlty, called f(imbols. was llie order of the night.- The leassail howl, of whirb there are still some cttftouis reinniiiiiig to keep it in rritJeinbraiicp, aliaouK.^tte. cbomtvnifby it�:^*n? emmty-^f Susnest ttfi'd o''liet- paits of the kingdom, was the mine of the favourite vessel out of which our Sixon ancestor* took such copious driiughts, as even to call for "bgislative intrrferwice. "I'he Sixoiis weie reiiiark-ahle fur inirnoderate drinking, and when intoxicated witli Iheir fa�ourile ale, \ver,e gailiy of the most outrageous violences, DunstHii endeavoured to check this vicious haliii, but durst not totally obstruct their intemperance; he introduced therefore an ingenious cu^lom, of pegging their cups at certain ili-laiicts, to rertrain one man fiom taking a greaicr draught than ii'S cotnpaiiiuiis ; this proved in. ihe end productive of much greater excu-ses, us eactT was then obliged to drink preciiiely to u ;jjK,--g�, &c. severally d-tiotes the ainuseu:eiil�, or articles in use at ihut holy season, fuul dough inour of their great idol 'I'lior, at the peiiod of the year when Ihe sun was on his annual re'.urn, wbiclt I'lPy universally culled Jhm/. When Paganisia gave place to Christianily, the teacher^ of the new faith not only percpttled a feast at this season, wnich they changed lia ilie honour of the Nativity from that of Tli'or,btit suffered it still to be denominated ihejiiuUtde; which by pro^iessive degrees becdtue a iei:iu syiionimotis^witb that ol ChristiHa/, though retained only among the vultt^ir, who soon forgot ils priinilive signilicalion. The uumerous changes that have taken place in the spelling of the Koril jiitil have given rise to much speculation as lo its etymology; but the commonalty leaving 10 tlie learned lo search t'>r it in^ foreifjii laiigu�ge�, have fouiid it in their niolher iQugiie. * When ihe wi�e men," say they, " were seeking the infant Jesos, they were informed hy the �hepherd�ihBt ibey weretoipursue the, way the sliir directed, for the Saviour is in ihe house over which it will stop; uiul tliere," added ihey. ? Olfj iilB,:'uIiei^iifei-i;;-;;^ T''^T* P''d'l'ngMi�T�,'puVi' ' , � . . .Crjick nui�,^ijid|.%.'^. iit^.'^^ .direKi^refers eiict*.to,the jiatt^i�j',,atid,iC;J wJiich-'r|7f^�;'�.>;, ' ' ', ..The hos^pitality, ;att(tf,.fe8ijt|Jt^^^^ fjtis si^Sbn,' : .htivie now, .uhiv.'St ,�li�a}Vgeaitufit^ ni*iiii>ii^i'^r- '-��:'.'';5 In times far.back'inrCbifistiiiti*.jr�re Was turkeyaud-a.chincj i .-;f,'* ..  ' A podding made of things moslrare,, .lif-^^^ And p'eiity'o'fgooJ wine. ^' : i j'� IVb'en tiroes grew worse, f still could dine j On goose or f oas'led pig; A glassoPgroViiisteild of "wine, '  ; :i ^ And daucea merry jig. � -  ' When poorer crown,'roy ChriBrmiis.cheer ' Wasbcef and ptiildi(ie plain ; � , Instead nf grpg.ia.pot of beer, Nor did 1 Ihen coinplain, . But now, my mirth is iurned to grief. For Ch'frsima's"day is' near; No turkey,-puddings goose, nor beef, No wine-lit) Si. .?/fp/}ftj is called the fir^t, martyr or witness of the New Teftabietil; ajul iti� owini; to this that his anniversary haHbeen fixed immeiUatt ly. folh '.vmjr Christma�-d�y, In all piclurnr ri^preseiiiuiinns of * Si. Sephen he is shewn kneeling, appaiently in the act of pruyiug^ Hnd-i-urrounded by a rabbleV cas'in;; hiige.�tooej� �l bimi. St. John.-,4fte.r haying successfully preached the pure doclriiie of .Chrislianityv this grcii, h"ly, ^ anil list Rurviviiig ApnsMe. exi'.itcd with tranqnillilv,' .: as it were in a sleep, ut._Er>ilie9u�, at the a:;e ol y4,: .: if\i the year of our Lord I.Pp ; thus making ihe hi>.t.: ceniury of ihe Clirislj>in ei;a,and the Apostolic age tetininale loaether. Slj Johp is generally, drawn fianding witti a small urn in his left hand, froia . which a figui-e apparently diabolical isescopiiig : Ins | heaJ and eyes are Casl toward.*, heaven, n* if in i:ie j act of prayer, and the two-first fingprs of hia right , hand pointing at ihe figure. In several old paiiilr inga and scriptural pieces, a dragon is made issn,-ing from lli^ urn, and in many other't.'-ia serpent, both alike hieroglyphical represen'ations'of Satan, l-i Ttieh^^arf-^tlw^'tMi-:iaf-^'t St. if"I�n ��rstjk a'V cup of puison, to remove ihe scepHcisin "f a pnest-fr of Diana qs to his miraculous power,"wiihout >u?-' tainiiig any injury, and niakiiig on the cup the sign of the cro here; secret meetings were,held ; and on Tuesday night the woikinen iu their employ wtre regaled, with beer, und ordered to attend at the gales oC-the \ Tnwh-lmll early on W'ediiesday morning, ali,^hougb' the mayor h:id called the tneeting for 12 o'clock.^ This order was obeyed; and early in the tiiortiinj � few infliientiul trude ir; -",7^'j;"4:.iOll�oCfcVm>w, inn.iSb�im^:ooa put an end to? their Ivopes ; he used some strong and patriotic^x-.. J: prexsiou m faviiur of the fights of the � peoplej. al^ii ?i: cundetni.ainty (if iVJttiisiers, \?hich e!(ci.ti-d.^a.,bufrt of applause sO loud and decided, iliat-thehoallAiiJ* p and hi?-iiigs of tUe liirtd men were ciiinpleti-ly,.fiiver-. (iheitivd, Fioding i>:us"tbai otsi^ssiQU^-ijiowitl, || ;