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There was a negro slave at Surinam | The man lifted the whip as if to strike, then whose language no negro in the colony un- threw it on the ground, saying, “ Massa, it derstood, except one who had been a trader, is better to be flogged than to flog." and whose features were also cast in a differ- From Spedding and from the Colonel Coleent mould. He would not work, and was re- ridge heard these circumstances, which I peatedly punished for his refusal, after the have written down immediately after hearcursed manner of the Dutch. He however | ing them.—May 26, 1810. explained his reason for refusing. He could not do it, for he was of a sacred order. ADDINGTON chose for his title Lord VisAnd having heard in his own country that count Ralegh, of Combe (Budley Saltcombe, there were a sacred order of white men, I suppose), in the county of Devon. Cobwiser than their brethren, he travelled to bett affirms this positively, and says, it is the sea coast for the sake of seeing them, said the patent was actually made out in and acquiring knowledge. There he was
He had a farm, or a house, or kidnapped and sold to Surinam.
something formerly the property of Sir This man escaped and got to the wild Walter there. There was a person, Cobnegroes, among whom he soon became emi- bett adds, whose real name I forget, who nent. Two settlers, a Dutch and an Eng- was made a peer since the commencement lishman, fell into their hands; they were of the Pitt administration, and who exabout to be put to death, but he made a pressed a desire to be called Lord Aginlong speech in their favour (for he soon court! learnt the mixed language of the colony,) and dismissed them with an exhortation to HUNTINGDON is a rogue, and chuckles show mercy as they had received mercy. over the folly of the flock whom he fleeces. He himself afterwards was made prisoner, When he goes visiting, he carries the seat and sentenced to a cruel death.
of his carriage full of his own books; after minded the judges of what he had done for dinner or supper, he sends for it in, saying, the two colonists, but no notice would have “ Now that the wants of the body are supbeen taken of it if the Colonel of Sped- plied, let us think of the soul. ding's regiment had not indignantly stepped we in want of at present for ourselves or forward and threatened to expose their in- for others ? Bank of Faith, or, &c. justice. The men were called upon; the Such fellows have their female jackalls Englishman refused to bear testimony in or providers.
One of these spiritual prohis favour, swearing he would see all the curesses, near Yörk, went to an old lady black b- --s broiled before he would stir a who had heard the new preacher. “ Well, step to save the life of one. The Dutch- and how did she like Mr. * *, and did she man came, and confirmed the truth of a feel comfortable after his discourse; was story which was already well known. The she benefitted ; was she better for it? Why negro's life therefore was spared, but he yes, the old lady hoped she was. Well, was chained to a post in the market-place and what return did she think of making ? or square, and a whip laid by him, with How would she
her sense of gratiwhich every passer by might scourge him tude ?
you send him a as a fellow who was lazy and refused to piece of cloth, or a box of moulds, Mr. * * work.
is so good a Christian that he wont be ofSpedding one day saw one of his corpo- fended at it. But do not send him a silver rals stop to scourge him. He went up to tea-pot, because he has seven already." the place, collared the wretch, took the whip, gave it to the sufferer, and bade “ Bring the tray, John." “ Sir," said him flog the rascal as long as he could stand. John, “I will send it.”
“ Send it? I told
I assure you
you to bring the tray." " Sir, I beg your | razors out of my pocket, and opened one of pardon-but I belong to a club.” “Belong them. The devil bid me cut his throat, but to a club, sir, and what is that to me?” God would not let me." “ Sir, I belong to a club, where we have all This story is true. Fenner of the Prince of us agreed never to carry any thing." Adolphus, Lisbon packet, told it from his
own knowledge. When the late? Lord Liverpool died, Toon, who is the family tailor, made the *A SAILOR went to a juggler's exhibition. mourning. The servants came and desired | There were to be fireworks, but they took him to make theirs of superfine cloth, which fire with a quantity of gunpowder, and blew he refused to do, as an imposition upon his up the room. The sailor fell in a potatoe employer. They then ordered him to fasten field, unhurt; he got up and shook himself the shoulder-knots so that they might be —“Damn the fellow, I wonder what the taken off and put on at pleasure. Honest devil he'll do next.” old Toon had no patience with these fellows, and sewed them down firmly, after the old In Staffordshire arrow heads are very fre
However they got someboly to quently found by the carpenters in cutting alter this to their taste,—the shoulder-knots up oaks. were worn in the house; but when my gentlemen went out, they laid them aside, and South SHIELDS – immense hills of cinwalked the streets, gentlemen in mourning. ders and ashes heaped there from the salt
pans. In 1795, some hot cinders being laid BERWICK was omitted in the first income on these unpremeditatedly by a salt proprietax bill, and they escaped it the first year. tor, set them on fire. Three persons who lived A local joke of their neighbours was, that in houses built upon these hills were suffo. they were angry at it, as a mark of neglect. cated in their beds : others much injured,
several houses demolished, and the hills, Lt. MONEYPENNY, Miss Wood's grand- says Sir F. M. Eden, writing nearly two father, on being paid off, set out with a years afterwards, still continue to burn, and friend to visit Scotland, and went with that to emit a sulphurous smell. friend to pass a night at Bamborough, at an acquaintance of the companion. The daugh- At Worksop, £50,000 worth of bones are ter of his host hearing that the lieutenant
annually sold at 2s. 2d. per bushel. Imposwould have milk for supper, brought himsible ! what bones ? cream, and in consequence he never left Bamborough as long as he lived.
Adam CLARKE's new heresy of the mon
key. MACHINERY is dilated personification, as
“What is your mother ?" said Mrs. C. simile is expanded metaphor.
to a boy who came begging one day. “She
travels." “She travels! what is that?" An English sailor at the Island of St.
" She lates.-? She asks.?
She begs." Michael's was attacked by a Spaniard, who And thus the word was unkennelled at last. twice cut his arm to the bone, above and below. “ I got the rascal down,” said he to
The Javanese cocks, especially the banthe surgeon to his ship, “and knelt upon his
tams, are nearly as large as the Norfolk busbreast with one knee, and I took a case of tard—so false is it that our little feather
booted breed are bantams. 1 It must be recollected that this extract dates back to the year 1810.-J. W. W.
Bears for baiting bred near London.
The rectory of Snoreham,' in Essex, con- Three books of practical use tains only a single farm-house ; there is no “A sober appeal to a Turk or Indian," in church belonging to the parish, but once a English, 1748. year service is performed under a tree. "An Argument (published in 1682) prov
ing the D. of Normandy made no absolute Archy (Archibald Armstrong), Charles conquest of England." the First's fool, was born and died at Arthu- · Asgill's Argument to prove Man may ret in this county, having been banished for be translated to eternal Life, without passsaying to Laud upon the news from Scot- ing through Death." land,“ Wheas feule now ?"
A surgeon in the Medical writes thus of
a poor little girl whom he attended in a case Ar Newport in Monmouthshire, during of hydrocephalus, whose head after her death the fair, the rabble take possession of the he opened, “I was delighted with the beauchurchyard, and put every passer in the tiful appearance of the pia mater — it was stocks who refuses to give them money. the finest specimen of inflammation I had
ever seen." The first (oldest) brass works in the king- The Javanese blacken their teeth, - bedom, are those near Bristol. — Cyc. Art. cause monkeys' teeth are white. Metals.
Red hair pleases the Italian, and our cli
mate hates it.—Sir G. MACKENZIE. The Murex found at Minehead. -Cycl. Snow-drops are called in Suffolk, Fair
maids of February.
supplied by song or pantomime at Astley's, Quainta.
&c. the coarsest and clumsiest personificaSHINGLES on the back. The mushrooms tions. I saw Murder, and Rage, and Hathat spring up in the devil-fairy-ring. tred, and Confusion walk in, each carried a
Impotent anger compared to a tiger with paper upon a stick with his name printed the tooth-ache.
in large characters. In came Peace, and they A rock covered with lichens
-- as if Na
all ran away. ture had white-limed it
or an army of
A Pantomime of the Seven Champions. crows volant.
The clown buys rhubarb and puts in a bottle Expectation wire-drawing time.
of liquor, whereof he and his fellow fools Rock-spring. A diabetes.
drink, and the joke was to see them all make “ Amonius Alexandrinus philosophus, wry faces and run off one after another. Origenis preceptor, Asinum habuit sapien- When any news has to be told, for the tiæ auditorem."— Officina Textoris, 1532, p. subject is always the last great event—the 212.
taking the Bastile, the capture of Valen
ciennes, Death of Tippoo, Peace, &c.—a felthe inhabitants attend that of Latchingdon, with !." There is not a vestige of the church, and low brings in a great scroll and shows it to
the audience. which place the parish is rated to the poor.”LEWIS.
Wynn saw a piece upon the King's reco. i. e..Cumberland.
very at Sadler's Wells. Minerva was drunk. a rude cross, with a pierced capital, near which were interred the remains of Archibald Arm. 3 See The Doctor, &c. p. 446, &c. edit. in strong.” ."-Ibid.
J. W. W.
one volume.-J. W. W.
“ In the churchyard is
Britannia's lion ran off, King seized with south of Carlisle. Little doubt remains of the gripes, and Hygeia was taken ill upon its being the same dog which has been so inthe stage.
jurious to the farmers in the northern parts Master of the Ceremonies. Ball etiquette. of Northumberland, as no less than sixty All freedom destroyed.
sheep or upwards have fallen victims to its ferocity. It was thought proper to lose no time in attempting to destroy it, and Tues
day last was fixed upon. Sir H. Fletcher, Collections for New Series of Espriella's Letters.
bart. of Clea Hall, offered his pack of hounds,
and several other dogs with about fifty horseNewcastle Courant, 8 June, 1799.
men set out from Hesket New-market. Se. Wooler, June 6, 1799.
veral persons with firearms were stationed “On Wednesday morning next, a pack of at different parts. The dog was descried hounds will be at Hetton, another pack at
upon an eminence of Carrock-fell, and on West Newton, and another at North Mid- sight of the pursuers set off by way of Hesdleton, for the purpose of hunting the dog ket New-market, Stocklewath, and Barwhich has lately destroyed so many sheep wick-field, then returned by Cowclose, Castle in this neighbourhood; when it is expected Sowerby, and attempted to gain the fells that all those who may have sheep killed by again, when Mr. Sewell, farmer at Wedlock, him on Tuesday (and Monday night) next, lying in ambush at Mossdale, fired and sucwill give information at these places, as early ceeded in shooting him. He appears to be as possible, and it is most earnestly re- of the Newfoundland breed, of a common quested that a great number of men with size, wire-haired, and extremely lean. Duguns and horses may then be on the look ring the chase he frequently turned upon out for him.
the dogs which were headmost, and so “A reward of twenty guineas will be paid wounded several as obliged them to give up to any person who may kill him (within the pursuit.
“The joy manifested on this occasion was to Mr. Nath. Duncan of this place.
uncommon, insomuch that on the day follow“N.B. The dog is a large greyhound, with ing about thirty persons sat down to a dina very white neck and far fore-leg; some
ner provided at Mr. Tomlinson's, Hesket white about his face, breast, and tail-end; New-market. Upon the most moderate rather gray on the back, and a jet black in computation, excluding the various windother parts of his body."
ings, the chase could not be less than thirty An immense concourse of people assem
miles, and occupied no less than six hours.'' bled to hunt this wild greyhound: he was started near Haslery Dean, but eluded his
1811. A Dog having been hunted for pursuers among the Cheviot Hills, and that three hours shot about a mile below Ennervery night returned to the place from dale bridge, who was supposed to have dewhence he had been hunted in the morning, stroyed sheep upon the Ennerdale mounand worried a ewe and her lamb.
tains, to the amount of £200.
The dog has a disposition to return to his Newcastle Courant, Sept. 21.
This one was between mastiff “ A few days ago a dog of a most destruc- and greyhound. tive nature infested the fells of Caldbeck, Carrock, and High Pike, about sixteen miles
A FELLOW at Constantinople was exhibited
as a wonderful bear who could play the "It is very well known from Southey's Cor. respondence that he originally intended to com- piano-forte; and in this character he obpile a New Series of these Letters.-J. W. W. tained such celebrity that the Grand Seig
neur sent for him into the seraglio. There | place of his retreat with her petticoats, at he performed so well that the Grand Seig- the same time beating off the eager hounds neur ordered his conductor to leave him, with all her might and main ; but this would and gave him 500 piastres in payment for have been unavailing if the huntsman bad the musical Bruin. The accomplice de- not whipped them off, and after a chase of camped readily enough, and Restaurino, nearly thirty miles, left this unlicensed poulwhich was the bear's name, was left to es- terer in his domestic occupation.” cape as he could from the eunuchs.
He got out, and crossed the Tophane in 1799. A MAIDEN lady, aged fifty-seven, a boat which he seized, but the exertion died at Horsham,—of good property. For burst his skin, he was seized, carried back, thirty years she had been a recluse. In and let off with a severe bastinado.
1790 she built a neat and elegant house for
herself, and furnished it, but never occupied 1799. ATTEMPT to introduce Rein-deer it. She lived in a small apartment contiat Greystock.
guous, from which there was a communica
tion, and would often walk through the un: A tame fox at the White Hart, Bridge inhabited rooms to inspect the furniture. It water, was brought up from a cub to run in is said that she never saw the front of this the wheel as a turnspit. One day, through house. She had all sorts of animals, and the neglect of his keeper, he escaped, got to used to play a hand organ to them, dogs, Sedgemoor, and made wild work among the cats, monkeys, guinea-pigs, hares, rabbits, geese. “ The writer of this was out the next squirrels, peacocks, doves, parrots, &c. and morning with Mr. Portman's dogs, and going she left fifteen pounds a year to a person to towards Borough-bridge, found the glutton "feed and take care of them for and during under Alfred's tump. The dogs being laid their natural lives." By her will her body on, Reynard presently passed the Parrot, was to be kept one month, and longer unless and taking by North Petherton, sought the there were symptoms of putrefaction. These woods above Monkton; but being driven however were so decided that between £30 from thence, dashed through the Tone, a and £40 were expended upon it in spirits mile below Newton, and turning northward, of wine, to keep it in preservation for the passed Kingston, and was for a time lost in appointed term. By her express direction the thickets above Buncomb. The scent it was first inclosed in a shell, then in a serving, Reynard was at length uncovered, leaden coffin, thirdly in a coffin of oak; and mounted the Cutherstone hills, descended to lastly the whole was let down into a stone Kenniton, and mounted the stone mountain coffin of the best Portland stone: the main Lord Clifford's park, from whence he was son according to her will being to choose presently driven by the staunch pack. Leap- either that material or black marble, whiching the pales at Enmore, he took through ever he believed to be most durable. Sil. Lord Egmont's grounds, and getting again | vered breast-plate and ornaments were on into his old track, recrossed the Parrot just the oaken coffin, and on the lid of the stone below Petherton, and taking slowly along one she appointed her name, age, and the the banks of the river with the pack in full day of her death to be cut in letters each cry, leaped the fence of Mrs. Francis (his three-quarters of an inch deep. mistress's) garden, and immediately entered the kitchen, darted into the spit-wheel, and IN 1789, when preparations were making began to perform his domestic office with as in St. Paul's to receive the King, at the much unconcern as if he had been placed thanksgiving for his recovery, a favourite there for that
purpose. The fat cook, with bitch followed her master there up the dark whom he was a great favourite, spread the stairs of the dome, and was lost. Eight