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230.47|40 44.5 1601 2 hazy 41 630.44 40 44 5 63fWNW 1 fine

20.5.542 45.5 611 1 N 1 thick upward at eve 58 -0.6737 45 611f N 0 fine

|| 30 6999.5 45.5 59 1 N O foggy night : chiefly fine C 8 30.69 29.5 42.5 161 1 N not cloudy

2130 63 36 43.5 (60 hwnw 1 not cloudy. clear night
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2-0 5:3 39.5 44 603 WNW 1 little foggy . more foggy night. fine

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229.2931 41.5 57 h wsw 1 not cloudy. rain and more wind . fair : fine 161 829.92 46 45.5 16.5| 1 WNW 2

230.04 49.5 47.5 601 1 NW 2. cloudy. rain at night . fair 17829.94 47,5 49.5 164f W 1 fine.chiefly cloudy and little rain

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PRICE OF STOCKS, from JANUARY 27, to FEBRUARY 29, 1807, both inclusive. |Bank top. Cent 3p Cent Deferred up.Ct.

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TORIUNE, STOCK-BROKER, No. 13,

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THE

UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE .

N XL-VOL.VII.)

For MARCH, 1807.

[NEW SERIES.

A , ,

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. Sir HOME POPHAM, K.M. and Sir Home is a gentleman certainly of

Irish extraction, and as to the particular F.R.S. Commodore of his Britannic

place of his birth, that appears a matter of Majesty's Flect, fc.

doubt among biographers ; nor, indeed, be

the tict what it inay, do we think it of any MONG the tasks imposed on a bio- material consequence to name the precise and perhaps few more difficult, than to at- he is the son of a man of family and consie tenpt the delineation of a character whose deration, who was con ol at Tetuan in the conduct has become the object of obloquy, dominions of the Emperor of Morocco. parig violence, and, in all probability, un. He received the first rudiments of his educadue representation. Nothing can be more tion ar Westminster School, and, as a very grossly unfair, than the attempt that has unusual step for a person, who afterwards frequently been made, to use a quaint and devoted his life to the naval service, went tery vulgar term, though we know of 10 the University of Cambridge; he, howno other so appropriate on the present ever, continned there only twelve months. occasion, of pitting tlie merits of one man His debut in the naval service, was under the against those of another. It is not a ques- auspices of that very able and intelligent tion proper for a biographer to ask, nor is it officer Allmiral Thompson, with whom decent even in a private man to enguire, he proceeded tu sea, about the year 1778, whether A has fought as bravely as B; the being then only seventeen years of age. only inatter the world has to decide on is, With this gentleman he was present at the whether A has, or has not, done his duty memorable attack and capture of Don LanTo avoid every thing like invidious remarks gara, and the Spanish squadron by the late or comparison, we shall most scrupulously Lord Rodney; but Capı. Thompson being at avoid ali mention whatever, by which the that time employed only in a frigate, it was most distant hirit can be drawn to what not to be expected Mr. Popham could be competition or comparison we allude; suf- in any more interesting degree connected fice it for us to say, that we most strongly with the encounter, than as a mere spectareprobate every idea of competition or com- tor. The war concluded, leaving Mr. Popparisit, and, under that firm impression, hain without further provision or appointregulate our own conduct accordingly. ment than bis promotion to the rank of

It is the fortune, or rather the chance, lieutenant, and a life of indolence, ill suitperhaps, of some men, either to throw ing his inclination, or his pocket, he was themselves, or be thrown by the bias of naturally led to direct his views into 'some their own inclinations, into situations where quarter where they could be best furthered those very acts, which ought to render them and promuted; on this occasion India prepopular, produce an effect directly operating sented itself to him, and he seized the op- . to the contrary ; nor, if we reflect for a mo- portunity, not only without hesitation, but ment, on the envy naturally predominant in with avidity. His firsi employinent was the human mind, shall we marvel for a mo- in the line of a naval surveyor, a subject he ment at this fact Thegallant person,a sketch had acquired peculiar knewlerige of, and in of whose lif we are about to attemptgivmg, the execution of which service he failed fecling an enthusiasın not exceeling the duty not to afford the highest satisfaction to the of a naval officer, though perhaps extending committee, who, at the special recomnenbeyond those limits, within which the rules nation of Earl Cornwallisi, at that time Goof British service are confined, has, at dif- vernor-General of India, thought fit to apo ferent times, with the most laudable zeal, point him to survey an harbour on the river and displaying a truly heroic and Bri. Hoogley. This operation being performed, tisli spirit, volunteered various ser- Mr. Popham took u;son him the command of vives, where he has most eminenly dis a country ship, and having been, in the course tuguished himself, and in consequence of of his voyage, drivenby tempestuousweather, which, sorry are we to remark, we fear that through the Streights of Malacca, first conhe has drawn down upon himself, some ceived the idea of proposing a marine estaof t'jose malignant and envious remarks blishment at Pulo-Penang, now better which will ever arise in the breast and in known by the name of Prince of Wales's the speech of ihose who are deprived of the Island. This project, it is well knowo, nas ar!v an cage of making the same exertions. since been matured into perfection, and pro. UNIVERSAL MAG. Vol. VII.

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