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March, married, and in courfe cannot be united ings; he arrives with Julia from lord to Julia; but on further explanation it Spark!c'e.--She is there found by her hus. appears, that it is to Julia he was wedded, band, and in circumftatices to give him a and whom he believes still in a convent in reasonable foundation for jealousy: a most Paris, where he had first seen and mar- interefting scene follows, and Belville ried her.

leaves her, pronouncing an etcrsal adieu. Fitzherbert conceals how much this in. The fifth aet opens at lady Bell's, whose telligence interests him-is ftruck with jealousy is roused by a infpicion that Julia displeasure at Julia's want of confidence is wedded to Beauchamp, inftead of Belin bim, and meditates fome punishment ville, and the fragile tenuit of female

when happily a young Cornishman is friendthip is on the point of being snapped, thrown in his way, who, with his sister when a discovery ensues. The last scene had been tempted to town by the elegant paffes at a route ; where by Fitzherbert's nothings of lord Sparkle. These young management, lord Sparkle is exposed in a people nad got him the borough, and in way of the most pointed ridicule; and lareturn the Peer had been profule in his dy Bell gives her hand to Beauchamp! compliments. The common place of St. The piece was received throughout with James's was understood in Cornwall as le. great approbation by the audience; and rious declarations of love and friend hip; continues to be a favourite amusement and on their receiving a letter from Spare with the public. kle, containing mere common place, they Immediately let off for Berkley square. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Monday, Fe-The lad being an oldity, his lord'hip

bruury 25. Introduces him as a paftime to his friends. In these circles, Pendragon iiad picked up Variety, was peiformed the first time.

THIS evening a new comedy, called pbrales enough to set him up as a fine gen. teman, and in this character figured away Characters.

Performers. to l'itzherbert, Struck with his pertnets and peculiarities, Julia's guardian refolres Commodore Broadlide Mr. King. to make him the instrument of punilhment, Moreley

Mr. Smith. and introduces him to Julia, as the lover Captain Scafort

Mr. Palmer he had promised her in the morning. Julia Sir Timothy Valerian Mr. Parfons. more distracted than before, as soon as

Lord Frankley

Mr. Brereton. the interview is over, resolves to leave the Major Seafort

Mr. Baddely. protection of lady Bell, that the honour Sir Frederick Fallal Mr. R. Palmci. of her husband may not be injured, by her Steady

Mr. Bannister, ju, receiving the addresses of another man, Davy

Mr. Burton.

Miss Farren. She nies accordingly, and is betrayed by Harriet Temple her maid into the power of lord Sparkle - Lady Falla!

Miss Pope. who had conceived it would be a ftroke, Lady Frankley Mrs. Brereton. to have lady Bell for a wife, and her Mrs. Bustle

Mrs. Hopkins. friend for a miltreís. He also adds ano. Lady Courtney

Mrs. Abington. ther motive, which is to plague Fitzherbort, who would ooi open his purse Irings,

F A B' L E. to feed the extravagancies of his kinsmad. Harriet Temple, the daughter of a geJulia is found by Beauchamp, in a moft neral officer, who has lost his life in Amste important moment, at Sparkles, and be rica, finding herself on the death of here relieves her in {pite of upbraidings and father, withont friends in that country, or menaces. The two Pendragons now vi- the means of sabfling long there, returns fit his lordship; Miss, to play the part of to England, accompanied by Steady, a the refentful lady, and her brother to sup- young volunteer who has insisted on setport ber. Sophy proves from dovels, that ing her safe to her family, in return for Jord Sparkle had designed to marry her, the many obligations he owed her father, as bis cooverfation to ber bad always been by whom he had been particularly patroin the flyle of lord Sucb-a-one's, and Sir nized. He has also conceived an affection Harry's, and Sir Wilfull's, to those ladies for her, which he smothers, from the conwbom they had married ; and that there. fideration of her superior rank. fore his courthip to her must have been . Miss Temple takes refuge at the house ferious. Sparkle not knowing how to dif- of Mrs. Buple, whofe husband had served 'engage himself, as .every phrase he uses under her father, and on whose death flie confirms the poor girl's error, runs off, had also returned to London, and lived by and leaves them to lendle the buliness as letting lodgings. Steady, on a visit to his 'they can.

charge, is strongly importuned to return The next fcenc is at Bequebamp's lodge to his regiment, les his long absence

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should be an impediment to his promoti- of fo gallant a fellow's loweriog his top
09; he tells her there is no danger of his fail, and looking so cloudy; tells him life
absence being contidered in an improper is a voyage, in which foul as well as fair
light, as his furlow has fome months to weather must he expected, and offers him
run, and if his conduct, while abroad, has the affiftance of his purse or person in any
merited notice, he does not fear but the design be may have in hand; but says he
generofity of his officers will reprefent it hopes it is not that of marriage, as it is
properly to a prince, whose characteristic' yet too loon for him to be made a Yellow
it has ever been to prompt in rewarding Admiral, and adds if it is to, he hopes
both the soldier's and failor's valour; tbe girl has money, as he believes the old
urzes her to accept a longer contiquance major would as foon fee him hanging ab
of bis fervice, and tells ber, be came that the main-tnp.gard as married to an angel
day on purpose to acquaint her that he without a fortune ;"but on Scafort's re-
had jult met captain Seafurt, a young na- plying it is his Harriet, of whom he baş
val officer, to whom the bad partly been so often beard bim speak, and whose hopes
engaged in America, and who, on the first have all peribed with her father ; he com
notice of her leaving that country, had mends his coniiancy, and promises to do
followed her to Europe ; that be had been all in his power to bring over the old gen-
very earnest in his enquiries after her, but tleman to his withes.
as she had enjoined him fecrecy, as to the In his attempt to accomplish this, he
place of her abode, he had only told him discovers that Harriet is the daughter of
it was probable he might meet her at the his brother-in-law general Temple, and
house of an Irish relation of her's, lady determines to vilt her in disguise, and
Pallal

, on a visit to whom Harriet tells find out the real fituation of her and her
him she is then going, and repeats her in- lover, as he disapproves of Seafort's bava
jundion of concealing her dwelling. ing concealed from him this circumítance:

In the next act, Miss Temple acquaints he accordirgly goes to Mrs. Bulile's, and
her cousin, that the expects foon to fee on being introduced to Harriet, immedi-
her dear Seafort, whom she has to often ately recognizes the image of his filter,
mentioned to ber, and begs her to permit and declaring himlelf a poor relation, en
his coming there, as, though acquainted treats her charity. She most readily grants
with her father's death, he is still ignora:t it, though at the expence of the only thing
of the lad reverse of fortune which has of value the has remaining, a jewel, given
atended her from that motion, and that her by Seafort; on which he tells her gay
he had rather hide herself for ever from prosperity had filled lis swelling fails, ani
him, than pain bis heart by discovering to imiled upon his fortunes, but his fitnati-
him her wretched Situation, or making and is now so dreary, he almost fears to
bim a Marer of her poverty. Lady Fal- incck her by owning himfelf to be her
lal

, with the generosity natural to ber uncle Henry. She acknowledges to have
country, intreats her tó partake of her heard her mother dwell upon his virtues,
little abundance, and, as a motive, tells and that his poverty but increales her res
her, she could never find any pleasure in a spect, and ad</s, that if her honest industry
licare

, purfe, but when it empowered ber can lighten his distress, her hands shall use
w lighten the heart of a friend.

their utmost efforts to aflift him, and her
Miss Temple replies, Me does not doubt woes vanish at the brightening fmile the
of Seafort's love, but that the knows bis fall hope to meet on his brow.
fortune is confined, and that marrying

Overcome by this, he discovers the real
ber without a fhilling, against his father's situation of his circumstances, presents
confent, muit shut out all his opening prof- her with his fortune, and allures her that
pects ; and though the had, wbile in afflu- ' the hall be immediately united to Seafort,
ence, indulged the tond hope of becom- of whom he ipeaks in the highest terms.
ng his wife; the must now fly from the He then enquires after her brother, and
idea ; and on a fervant's announcing cap. on her declaring the never was so hap-
tain Seafort, lady Fallal retires. A mort py as to have one, tells her, her father,
conversation ensues between Mis Tem- for reasons of his own, had educated him
pile and the captain, in which they confess under the name of Charles Steady, which
their unalterable affection to each other; proves to Harriet that in the young vo-
but Harriet absolutely refuses to permit janteer, who has been so attached to her
him to propose their union to his father, she has found that brother for whom the
the major; left he should forfeit his fa- Commodore declares he has just been fo
pour. On her leaving him, commodore lucky as to obtain a commision, which his
Broadside, a worthy, generous old officer, father wrote to him to folicit in his favour,
enters, and enquires of Scafort the reason, and they both go instantly to seek hima

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Account of the Genealogy of Count O'Rourken, March, Captain Seafort having again called at lady Apology for his giving to the World the Fallal's, in hopes of meeting Harriet, following Narrative, extra&ed from one whose abode he is fill ignorant of, is fol tient Records, and otber authentic Decae . lowed thither by Steady, who has been in ments. pursuit of him, to demand satisfaction for tome unworthy treatment he has given MOUNT

we have collected the following acple's lodgings, and from his supposing the count, from the most authentic records of bad placed a confidence in Steady, which Ireland, in print and in manufcript, is the had denied to him. Harriet enters descended, in the forty-third generation, just in time to prevent a duel between her from Achay Moymedon, king of Ireland Jover and her brother; a thorough recon- from the 351th to the 366th year of the ciliation enmes, and they go with her to Christian æra. The race of Achay Moy. be introduced to the Commodore, the medon, grown very powerful in the fourth generous source of all ber heart-felt joy. century, poffessed themselves of the proThey meet together at the house of la- vinces of Connaught, Ulfter, and Meath ; dy Fallal, where they are followed by the a poffeflion which they maintained, and Major, who blockades all the doors with which thenceforward gave them a superifpontoons, &c. in bopes of feifing the arity in the national conventions of clectia lady, who he imagines has seduced his fon; on. The other royal houses, who had a but on the Commodore's discovering that right to be elected to the throne of Ireland, the is his niece, and heiress to his fortune, were obliged to yield to this new consticonfenis to her marriage with her, lover, tution : and from the year 360, to the ut. and is told by the Commodore, that when ter diffolution of the Irish monarchy in age Iteals away our talte for youthful plea- 1175, none but a prince of the race of Jure, the only way to repay ourselves for Achay Moymedon was elected to the the past forms of life, and in make its throne of Ireland, Crimthorn and Brian current flow with ease, is to confer hap. Boiroimhe, of the Hibberian line, except. piness on those we love.

ed. The provincial governments, like the On thcfi: occurrences the main plot of fupreme sovereignity, were conducted acThe comedy is founded. But there is an cording to the order of cleation, but con.. ander plot, which juftifies the title by, in- fined to certain families. The province, troducing sariety. It is filled up by!he of Connaught fell to the two elder fons of motley characters of lord and lady Fallal, Achay Moymedon, Brian and Fiacra. Sir Timothy Valerian, Mr. Mortley and Their posterity, under the names of Hy. lady Courtney, in whole traits there is no Brune and Hy Fiacra, governed Conoaught originality. They are repetitions of the for more than 90o yesas. In the listh in lipid, foppill, nonchalant man of fashion century, the Hy Brune was divided into married to a gay wife of an old rakijh two families, distinguished by the titles of valetudinarian and traveller--of a lively Hy Brune Breffny and Hy Brune Aic: the coquetish widow-of a dangling lover- former, when not elected to the provincial and of a fond couple jealo xs, yet conftant. sovereignty of Connaughty were however The fituations they are thrown into are feudatory princes of Brefsny and Convacsuch as are common in romances, and ny, two considerable counties in the prowhich gave no great satisfaction,

vince of Connaught. . In the tenth centu-, In the fifth act, Mr: Morely and lady ry, the princes of Hy Brune Breffny took -Courtney agree to take cach other for the firpame of O'Rourke, in memory and life ;, a perfect reconciliation takes place in honour of Ruarc, a celebrated governor, between lord and lady Frankley, and they of Breffny and Convacny, in the tenth are all present as witnesses of the happineis century. From this Ruarc, Count Os of Harriet and Seafort.

Rourke, for whom we have furnified this

account, is descended, in the 25th geneAccount of the Genealogy of Count O' Rourke. ration. At the diffolution of the Irill moKouns O' Rturke having, in a letter be wrote narchy under Roderic, the counties of,

ta Lord North on the 17th of November, Brefroy and Convacny were governed by: 9780, promijed bis Lord/lip that he would Tiernan Q•Rourke, whom we mention speedily publish an Account of the many here, as he struggled with great glory for werks of Diftinction avith which he had the liberty of his country, in the time of ctn bonoured by Kings, Potentairs, &c., that fatal revolution. From Fergal, the sind copies of that Letter having been fent uncle of this Tiernan, all the families now to je verol of the Count's Friends; he thinks existing of the name of O•Rourke are defe it incumbun on kiunr to fulfil bis Enuage, cended. Fergal died in the year 1149. mom was hope this will be * juficient The revolution, which put au end to the

Irish

or Western Brefiny Chiefs of Kinell Luachan, Princes of Breffny, or

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Irish monarchy in the twelfth century, Count O'Rourke is descended from
made no change in the political oeconomy
of the country of the O'Rourkes. From Owen
the year 1558 to the year 1573, when Brian
they compounded for their country with Shane Og
Elizabeth, Queen of England, they enjoy. Owen
ed the principality of Breffny and Convac. Sbane Og
14 ablolutely and independently of the Shane
English government : an honour almost Laughlen
peculiar to this family, and which few fa- Arthur
milies of the whole kingdom could boast Teignageer
of. In the beginning of the fixteenth cen- Valgarg
tury, Tigeroan Moore O'Rourke, other-
wife Tigernan the Great, was elected

Donald
prince of Breffny and Convacny. He com-

Awly pounded with his elder brother Teigna

Arthur geer as tanated for prince elect) of Breff

Donald og; and in the mean time, yielded to him

Fergal the estates of Kinell Luachan and Culolin,

Donald commonly called the Western Breffay;

Tigernan
which eltátes remained in the family of

Valgarg
Teignageer without interruption till the

Neal
time of James I. and king Charles bis fon,
who was beheaded in England, in the year Arthur the Righteous, kang of Connaught
1649 : but Cromwell, coming to Ireland, Hugh
gave a fatal blow to the house of O‘Rourke, Sen Fergal, king of Connaught, 964
in giving away the's lands by his cruelty-

Arthur
fauoy, but never offered to touch their

Ruarc
titles or dignitics. From the two sons of
Tigernan Moore, Teig and Ternan, der. Tigernan

Sellachan
cended the family of Carrha and Druma-

Cernchan
hair. The posterity of Teig, in the per-
fon of Brian Ballagh Moore, his great

Dumgorta

Dunchad
grandfon, became very powerful and con-

Baithin
fiderable in this kingdom. Count O'Rourke
is descended from Brian Ballagh Moore,

Blathmac

Fedlim
by the female line, in the fifth generation,
as thall be noticed hereafter, Brian Bil

Scanlan
bagh Moore died in 1526.

His fon Brian Hugh Fin, or the Fair
Namurrha raised war in Ireland against

Fergna
Queen Elizabeth, in the year 1589, and

Fergus
failed, partly through the intrigues of the Crimthorn
king of Scots; which occafioned the first
forfeitures in this family. From Tiger.

Moredaghmall

Fogan Sreb, king of Connaught
nan the second, son of Tigergan Moore OC Duach Gallach, king of Connaught
Rourke, came the family of Carrha, of

Brian
wbom the late Count Owen O'Rourke
was the chief; a person of exalted merit,

Achay Moymedon, king of Ireland,

A. D. 366.
who had the honour of filling a post of
diftin&tion under his present Imperial Ma-
jefty, while duke of Lorraine.

The above isthe paternal genealogy of

There three families of Kinell Luachan, Druma- ration from Achay Moymedon, faithfully

Count O'Rourke, in the forty third genehaire, and Carrha, tbus uniting in Count extracted from the antiënt records of Irén O'Rourke, bis brother Brian, and Con; land; which proves clearly that the honwe here subjoin his genealogy, up to the tock of Achay Moymeden, according to leffened by the loss of his family patrimua

our or nobility of O'Rourke is no way the custom of Ireland in those days. The said Count O'Rourke is nearly related to

ny: General Count O'Donnell, and to the

We now proceed to his maternal de late General Lacy in Spain, and General the daughter of captain Brian O'Biru,

scent. His mother, Mary O'Birn, is Lacy in Germany, as likewise to General whore coufin-german Henry O'Birn, beMacguire in the same service. Bryaa died fore the late-forfeitures, pontified a large

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Mib. Mag. March, 1782.

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146
Account of the Genealogy of Count OʻRourke.

March,
eftate in Tyr Brune upon Shannon, in the The said O'Connor, chief of that noble
county of Roscommon, formerly the feu. name, has absolutely in his posestion the
datory country of the O‘Birns, his ances- royal crown which' his ancestors wore
tors. The said Henry O‘Birn now men when monarchs of Ireland ; and he lives
tioned was father to the present Duchess on a small estate that itill remains, as part
of Wharton. Count John O'Rourke's of his anceltors former territories.
grandfather, Brian Mac Shane Og Of We do hereby certify that O'Rourke,
Rourke, was married to Bridget OʻRourke, the bearer hereof, is a native of the coun.
the daughter of Owen Og O'Rourke, the ty of Leitrim, and now the first man of
son of Owen Moore O'Rourks, who was the antient name and family of the Of
fon of Tigernan, who was the son of Bri. Rourkes ; and hath ever fince our ac-
an Ballagh Moore, and the brother of quaintance with him behaved himself as
Brian Namurrha, who warred with Queen became a man of honour and benevolence;
Elizabeth. The said Count O'Rourke's and as he hath lately taken out the genea.
great grandfather, Shane Og, was mar- logy of his family, written by Mr. O'Con.
ried to Owen O'Rourke, the daughter of nor, of Ballinagar, the bett chronologer
Brian Ballagh, who was grandson to Brian in this province, we allure the contents
Ballagh Moore O'Rourke above mention to be true.
ed, fendatory earl of Breffny, who died Dated the 24th of February, 1755.
in the year 1468. Owen O'Rourke, the

(Signed) father of Shane Og just mentioned, was' married to Margaret Nugent, of the fa. Hen. CROFTON, GILBERT KING, mily of the earls of Wellmeath, origi

WILL. GORE,

Member of Par. nally lords of Dilvin-To give a lon

Members of Parlia liament for a ger detail would be inconfiftent with the ment for the County

Borough in the bounds we have prescribed to ourselves ; of Leitrim.

County of Leia our defign being to present the genealogy

trim. of a nobleman dear to us, not a history of

TOBY PEYTON his ancestors, which would require a large

ROB. MAGUIRE, volume,

CHID, CROFTON.
The above genealogy of Count John O'
Rourke was drawn up by Charles O'Con-

Anecdotes of Count O'Rourke. per Recommon, the moth" of Odober, TWhere dicent and generalesy

, as dir 1754.

Not to be too tirefome to the reader in tributed by himself, we have published, mentioning the names of many gentlemen was born at a village near the antient carthat have attented the truth of the above tle and extenfive forest of Woodford, in pedigree, we fall only subjoin the few the county of Leitrim, and provioce of following.

Connaught ; which was the relidence of As 1 ħave for these fifty years last past his royal ancestors. He acquired a knowbeen frequently conversant with some of ledge of the language, accent and manthe most intelligent antiquaries of Ulster ners, of his native country, fo fixed and and Connaught, I have had an opportu. rooted, that though he has lived ever nity of learning from them that the fince his 25th year abroad, he yet preserv. abovementioned O'Rourke, and his pa

es the broad dialect, and the peculiar tyle rents, were descended in a right line from of Ireland. In bis 25th year he came to the most antient and illustrious families of London, where he remained upwards of she said province; which, with the above five years, experiencing many disappointe undoubted attestations of their genealogy,

Dents. He embarked in several pursuits, clearly convinces me of the truth of what but ultimately fixed on the military proIs therein set forth. Given under my hand feflion, as the best suited to his genius and at Larkfield, this 18th day of November, disposition. In the first troop of horse 1754

guards he received the rudiments of arms,

O'DONNEL. bui, being a Roman Catholic, he was The said O'Donnel was father to the forced to refign. He then went to France, late Count General O'Donnel, commander and presented to the king, at Versailles, a th chief of his Majelly's Imperial horle, petition, specifying his princely origin, and in tips efteen at the court of Vienna; and praying for a regiment. In conteand his brother Jobn was also a lieutenant quence of which, in the year 1758, he goeral in the fame service.

was made a captain of the Royal Scotch I vo bereby certify the above genealogy in tbat, fervice. It is well known, how tu uruc.

difficult a matter it is for a foreigner to Coraling O'CONNOR DON. get advanced in that jealous and national

corps.

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