The Conjuror’s Magazine
Vol No 6 (January 1792) p.175-6.
OBSERVATIONS ON, AND LIST OF,
REMARKABLE FIRES IN 1791
THE following is an imperfect list of the many capital
fires, which have happened in England, during the transit of Saturn and the
Moon’s south node through Aries England’s Ascendant, and the oppositions of
Jupiter he has there received. It is
notorious, that there have been also formidable tempests and inundations, not
All mischiefs arising from Aries are capital, because that sign represents the Head; and in addition to this it will be found, that in the new Moon of January twelvemonth, there were five Planets conjoined in Capricorn, (England’s M.C. or house of honour and grandeur) among which were Sun and Mars in mutual reception with Saturn, besides Mars being in the sign and almost the minute of his exaltation. In the lunation of February, Capricorn ascended .
The opposition of Jupiter, who is the benevolent
significator of France, but rendered malevolent by the diametrical aspects of
Saturn, who held him through the year or nearly, in his exaltation, disposing
also at the above lunations of Venus, Jupiter’s domiciliar dispositrix and his
cosignificator of France, shews these mischiefs to be aggravated by the vicious
opposition of the late ruling powers of England to the mild, just, and generous
and omnipotent regeneration of France; while the Afflictor Saturn, Austria’s significator in his fall, shews by his
intimacy with England as well as with the people as with the governors, that
the opposition avowed by that contemptible wretch Leopold II. has had but too
much and too fatal weight in
Mars having exaltation in Capricorn has great signification in both the 10th and 11th houses of England: and whoever will look to the square aspect, which he cast to Saturn and Jupiter during their opposition at the close of 1790, and particularly to the night so dreadful in December, when Sun in square to Saturn and Jupiter and in conjunction of Mercury, and the Moon in opposition to Mars from Cardinal signs, and their own essential dignities and also from the dignities of the two superiors then opposed, produced in the elements a violence, which burst heavily on Lincoln’s Inn district and Chancery Lane, and in St. Stephen’s Chapel, a co-gressive attack on the Lawyers, who supported a part audaciously avowed by the Chancellor, will not require farther Astral reasons for the violences in England and the designation of those violences. If he be wise, he will likewise see, that they are typical, and expect a heavy and accumulating burst.
With respect to
A Great part of the town of
MARCH.—The Albion Mills consumed; the damage computed, at least, at 70,000l
houses destroyed near
A great fire at the
JUNE.—A large timber-yard in Rosemary-lane; several buildings destroyed, and near 40 dwelling houses received damage.
AUGUST.—Nine houses destroyed at the Water-gate, Deptford; the King’s ships moored near the spot, were much endangered.
houses, a large tanner’s work, several barns and granaries, and a large
quantity of farming-stock, destroyed at
A fire broke out at a cabinet-maker’s workshop, in
A large timber-yard in Bermondsey-street.
A great conflagration in Rotherhithe, near 50 houses and warehouses destroyed: a ship under repair near the sh[ore] took fire from the houses, and after several attempts to scuttle her, sheered off into the stream. The efforts of several hundred people in boats, around, prevented any material damage to the numerous tiers which she passed through; the appearance of such a fire-ship in motion, in the midst of the shipping of the port of London, was a sight exceedingly singular, awful and interesting; she was at length with great dexterity, laid athwart the sterlings of London Bridge, where she burnt to the water’s edge.
great cotton mill at Clitheroe in
Bugle Hall, a large house in
The great cotton-mill at
The Duke of Richmond’s house in Privy-garden