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A CURIOUS ACCOUNT OF HIS PEDIGREE.

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in 1739, he was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir John Dinely Goodyere, who assumed the name of Dinely on account of a large estate he inherited from his mother, and was the laft of the family who enjoyed it ; having no children, and being in enmity with his younger brother, Samuel Dinely Goodyere, captain of the Ruby war of war, he threatened to disinherit him, and he actually docked the entail in favour of his lifter's son, John Foote, Esq. of Truro in Cornwal. This menace so alarmed and irritated Samuel, that he resolved on the murder of Sir John, and executed his horrid design Jan. 17, 1741. A friend, Mr. Smith, an attorney, at Bristol, who knew of their animosity, and was in hopes of bringing about a reconciliation, invited them both to dinner for that purpose. He flattered himself that his kind intention had been effected, for in the evening the brothers parted in seeming friendihip for each other ; but the captain placed some of his crew in the street near College Green, with orders to seize his brother, and aflift in hurrying him by violence to the ship, under pretence that he was disordered in his mind; where, when he arrived, he caused him to be franzled in the cabin by two ruffians of his crew (White and Mohony), while he stood himself as sentinel at the door while the horrid deed was perpetrating. The murder was immediately discovered, the captain and his two accomplices tried at Bristol in the month of March following, found guilty, and there executed April 20*.

Having inentioned the name of Foote, the son of Sir John's filter, it should be observed, that he was the elder brother of the celebrated comedian, Samuel Foote, Esq. and had also assumed the name of Dinely, on being heir to his uncle; but the widow of Sir John (who possessed the Charlton estate in dower) having been re-married to Mr. William Rayner, a printer, in White-Friars, the estate thus became divided, and John Foote Dinely, Esq. having sold his claim to Mr. Rayner, who soon parted with the whole estate to Joseph Biddle, Esq. of Evesham, whose executors, in 1774, sold it to Messrs. Beelley, Socket, Lelly, and Bevington, of Worcester, who in partnership became the possessors. These gentlemen obtained an act of parliament for inclosing the common fields, and by throwing into one allotment the possessions of the church, have spared no expence in improving it. It contains about 1600 acres. Under the communion-table in the church is a large vault for the Dinely family; in which, as it is very dry, the bodies do not putrefy, but wither and retain their original form.

• For an ample Account of these Criminals, lee the New Newgate Calendar, publithed in Six Volumes, Octavo.

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Such is the curious pedigree of the present Sir John Dinely, and it is to be regretted that a man descended from so opulent a family should now be a dependent upon Windsor castle. Though fortune, who smiled upon his predeceffors, has thus placed him in obscurity, he has however rendered his name conspicuous by his poetic effusions, and curious proposals to the ladies, together with the singularity of his dress and appearance. The following copy of an Exhibition by our hero will, no doubt, afford some entertainment to our readers, and convey a fufficient specimen of his abilities. the of 1788. In the

Edinburgh, “ Sir JOHN DINELY, Baronet, will give “A LECTURE on his Wonderful MARRIAGE-OFFER: “Wherein he courts an Author to prove, That generally

the women excel the men in understanding. « Act II. He gives the company a very delightful account

of a curious fable introduced into our law, by our judges,

without the consent of our parliament. “ Act III. By a late renewed court of Formzdon ad PofSeffionem, he evidently shews any lady how to obtain Five Thousand Pounds yearly, in One Month's time, by the

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THE FAMOUS KNIGHT OF WINDSOR.

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Use of a small part of her Fortune, if it extends but to

Three Hundred Guineas. " A& IV. A Joyful and Rich Speech of Theodofius, on

finding a lost object of his Love. « At V. Hamlet's Instruction how to speak and behave

properly in public company: shewing Virtue her feature,

by holding the Mirror up to Nature. "Act VI. The beginning of the love in Theodofius, with

a Virtuous and a Naked Beauty. “ Act VII. A curious Speech on the Chace of a Boar. “ Act VIII. Sir John proves that the Instruction of the

Stage is not only the delight of Nobles, in their private families, in the present Age, but the delight also of the Emperors of the East, in Ages past, by one of their ad.

mirable Speeches. « Act IX. Hamlet's Sililique on his choice of Life or Death. “ Act X. Lothario's Speech on the highest Passions of

Love, with the other Speeches of Calistas between them. « Act XI. Prince Varanes account of the Walking Gholt,

that glide with horror by. “ Act XII. Sir John concludes with a famous Oratorio

on the intelligible smiles of the Fair Sex: which has been reckoned the richest theatric feast ever exhibited, by forty gentlemen in Stirling, who gave their vote of thanks for it, and ordered it to be printed.

Mufic between the Ads. " *** Sir John is reported to excel the great GARRICK in performance.

“ N. B. Half the fortune Sir John has demanded, will be accepted, if after a day's insight he likes the disposition and person of the lady who has sense enough to send him the following address (viz.) “Sir Jolin, I desire to see you at “my tea-table, to prepare me to judge of your offer,” &c.

“*** In my first Lecture, on the 15th of September lait, in Stirling, the following lines, courted from the great Pope, VOL. I. No.9.

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occafioned the most remarkable attention of the brilliant ladies who filled the front seat, and who, from a favourable accident, rapidly advanced several paces thereto, by my Invitation, “ Like Heroines in a column, truly magnificent, guarded superbly, at each end, by two gentlemen of great distinction.”—The aforesaid Mr. Pope relates, That domestic felicity in the marriage-state, is, (viz.) “ That drop which Heaven in our cup has thrown,-To make the nauseous draught of life go down."

“ Sir John returns his public thanks to the Honourable Bailey Anderson and Captain Gilfillan, for their distinguished bursts of timely applause, during the whole performance, before a crouded audience.---Sir John intends to offer any lady, fit dressed at the lecture, to stand up to assist him in the very short Friendly speech of Pulcheria, that may shew the lady to great advantage, and cure her of undue reservedness, which may lose a very rich life of felicity. The part of Athenais requires only smiles of innocence.-Ladies may have a sufficient lesson before the lecture-A captivating lady in face and song, will meet with due encouragement.

" Admittance to the Front Seat, is. and to the other Seats, 6d. each Perfon.

“ To begin at Seven o'Clock in the Evening."

Besides many wonderful verses, this gentleman has written an Account of a Wonderful Ghost, also, “ The “ CHARMING METHODS, a new song, without one Error in Measure, containing a rich Present for the Ladies from the Poet, by a New Method he invented in the Month of August 1797, to draw a Captivating Lady's Picture, with « her most amiable features, (placed exactly true by miasure) u in one Grand View of the Mall, never before attempted, to charm the Hearts of Men. This elegant Work may be " had at the CAPITAL BOOKSELLERS in Bond-ftreet and

" Oxford

THE SINGULAR WINDSOR KNIGHT,

427 “ Oxford-road, Price only Three-pence."--As our readers may wish for a specimen of this eccentric production, we hall give the author's enumeration of “ The Feelings of " the Mind by virtue of this Index :

« In Face, No. I.
« In her black liquid, and enchanting eyes,
“ Make floating Cupids plainly dive and rise.

« No. 2.

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« Compassion like arriv'd from heaven came,

« No. 6.
“ Eager and excessive fondness is seen,
“ Liberal and consenting love I mean.

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Humility and benevolence add,
6. If in her face such features can be had.

« No. 8.

“ Fidelity in creeping blushes trace,
“ This I've seen in Miss Wingott's oval face.

o No. 9.

“ Wisdom, love, and sincerity combine
« To make this whole face perfectly divine.

“ This master-piece of profitable poetry is entered at < Stationers Hall : counterfeits of this work will be prose" cuted by a person of high rank.

« The Poet advises the Ladies to act their parts of “ Speeches of Captivation, taken from the Index and alpha« betical Volumes of the Beauties of the English Stage, " and to get them perfe&tly by heart, that their feelings

“ might

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