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it when opened ; and this, as casualty is the believe the true Messiah is to be rocked. mother of more inventions than industry, is The following has been given us as a corbelieved the original of bottled ale in Eng- rect description : "A child's crib, three feet land.

six inches, by two feet; of satin wood, with

brass trellis, side and foot board ; turned A. D. 1810. LATELY, as some boys were feet, carved and gilt, on castors; a swing walking along the beach, opposite the slaugh- cot, inside caned, to swing on centre; at ter-house jetty at Portsmouth, one of them each end gilt mouldings, top and bottom foundan old leathern glove washed up, which for gold letters ; a canopy cover, with blue contained 158 guineas, and a few half gui- silk; carved and gilt under it, a gold ball neas. Some of the guineas adhered to each and dove, and olive branch; green stars at other so closely, that they could not easily each corner, gilt; blue silk furniture; an be separated.

embroidered celestial crown, with Hebrew

characters, gold letters; a lambs'-wool matTwo sisters employed at Windsor as chim- tress, with white fustian down bed, down ney sweepers. Women must have been not pillow, and two superfine blankets.” £100 uncommonly thus employed, when Fawkes expended in plate for the expected child,wrote his Epithalamium upon the marriage and there was an intention of having a gold of a cobbler and a chimney sweeper. service for his use!

The first spelling-book in the Irish lan- A man at Paris has lately (1810) pubguage was published in London, 1810, at lished a treatise on the game of 31 ; and the expense of the Hibernian Society. The to ascertain the chances, obtained 1,560,000 Panorama complains of this as late, --so do throws, which he conceived equivalent to I, as being in Irish. Those who are taught four years of uninterrupted play. to read should be taught in English.

MR. TUKE, of Wath, near Rotherham, A.D. 1810. In Dartford workhouse, James (1810), bequeathed one penny to every Gibson, 106. He had been ten years in the child that attended his funeral (there came house, and till within these two months used from 600 to 700); 1s. to every poor woman daily to perambulate the town. His facul- | in Wath ; 10s.6d. to the ringers to ring one ties were entire to the last. He was so peal of grand bobs, which was to strike off much attached to smoking, that he requested while they were putting him into the

grave. his pipe, together with his walking-stick, To seven of the oldest navigators, one guimight be placed in his coffin, which request nea for puddling him up in his grave. was complied with.

his natural daughter £4 4s. per annum. To

his old and faithful servant, Joseph Pitt, Courier, August 3, 1814. Joanna South- £21 per annum.

To an old woman who cott has lately given out that she is preg- had for eleven years tucked him

up

in bed, nant with the true Messiah, and expects to £1 ls. only. Forty dozen penny loaves to lie in in a few weeks. She is nearly seventy be thrown from the church leads at twelve years of age. A cradle of most expensive o'clock on Christmas day for ever. Two and magnificent materials has been be- handsome brass chandeliers for the church, spoken by a lady of fortune for the ac- and £20 for a set of new chimes. couchement, and has been for some days exhibited at the warehouse of an eminent An Otaheitean and a Hottentot engaged cabinet maker in Aldersgate-street. Hun- | in the Greenland fishery. dreds of genteel persons of both sexes have been to see this cradle, in which her followers The Coloured Cloth Hall at Leeds has

To 140.

its main beams of cast iron. At Newport, of race in the inhabitants, says F. Juan Monmouthshire, a building 40 feet long and Antonio.-Hist. of the Philippines, vol. i. p. 21 wide, roofed with iron; the whole roofing was brought in one waggon, and fixed ready for the tiler in five hours. Such roofs A.D. 1753. GLOUCESTER. “Here is a mocheaper and lighter than wood !2

dernity (says H. WALPOLE, Letters, vol. i. p.

313) which beats all antiquities for curiosity. OCTOBER, 1810. Killed in London with Just by the high altar is a small pew hung in the preceding twelve months,-cattle, with green damask, with curtains of the 144,980; calves, 34,778; sheep and lambs, same; a small corner cupboard, painted, 1,025,483; horses, 10,118: in all, 1,215,359 carved, and gilt, for books, in one corner ; skins.

and two troughs of a bird-cage, with seeds

and water. If any mayoress on earth was At the Chelmsford assizes the Lord Chief small enough to enclose herself in this taBaron observed, that on examining some

bernacle, or abstemious enough to feed on ancient deeds a few days before, he acci

rape and canary, I should have sworn that dentally discovered that the Black Boy in

it was the shrine of the queen of the alderthat town bore the same sign in the reign

It belongs to a Mrs. Cotton, who of Edward II.

having lost a favourite daughter, is con

vinced her soul is transmigrated into a roANDREW Robinson Bowes once stood for

bin-redbreast;

for which reason she passes Newcastle. A cargo of Newcastle freemen were shipped from London for his opponent, of Gloucester. The chapter indulge this

her life in making an aviary of the cathedral and the master was bribed by Bowes to carry whim, as she contributes abundantly to them to Ostend, where they remained till

glaze, whitewash, and ornament the church.” the election was over.

men.

A.D. 1811. A wolf and racoon got loose “I did go to Bristol," says H. WALPOLE, from a caravan in Rutlandshire. N. the (1766, Letters, vol. iii. p. 197), “ the dirtiest breed between the racoon and sheep in great shop I ever saw, with so foul a river, Crosthwaite's Museum.2

that had I seen the least appearance of

cleanliness, I should have concluded they Ar Ewes Farm, in Yorkshire, Mr. Paul washed all their linen in it, as they do at Parnell, farmer, grazier, and malster, aged Paris. Going into the town, I was struck 76, of whom it is truly said that in his life- with a large Gothic building, coal black, and time he drank out of one old family silver striped with white ; I took it for the devil's cup upwards of £2000 sterling worth of ge- cathedral. When I came nearer, I found it nuine Yorkshire stingo, of which he was was an uniform castle, lately built, and seryremarkably fond. He was the ginal of ing for stables and offices to a smart false Toby Philpot.

Gothic house on the other side of the road.

“two windows of painted glass in the UBEDA and Baeza are only a league asun- cathedral, given by Mrs. Ellen Gwyn. (?) der; and yet there is a manifest difference There is a new church of S. Nicholas, neat, " This extract was made in 1810; and it is

and truly Gothic." curious, when we look to the great use of iron ticularly, to say nothing of tubular bridges.- hereditary defect in their tongue, or proJ. W. W.

* This N. means Note the animal in the Mu. ceeding from some secret quality in their seum referred to, at Keswick. It is still to be soil, it is observed in a village at Charleton, seen,-or was so very recently.-J. W. W. in Leicestershire, that the people therein

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are troubled with wharling in their utter- , showing it off, and said that information of ance."—FULLER, Pisgah Sight, p. 183. Cam- the expected birth had been sent to the den referred to.

prince and to the archbishops, &c. that they

might send persons to be present, and set a COALS carried coastwise by sea are liable watch upon Joanna. It is the Branch in to a duty of 58. 4d. per ton. Coals shipped Isaiah, Shiloh I suppose, the Son of the in a river, and proceeding up that river, pay Messiah. He spoke of the uncertainty of none. Hence a curious distinction. To the religious belief in these times, and said there east of the Holms is the river Severn, to were 108 sects; upon which Knox observed, the west is the Severn sea; the Newport that it was then 107 to 1 against him. “It colleries therefore can send coal to Bristol was very true," he replied, “ but what was duty free, but the Cardiff colleries must pay that when the Lord was on their side." The it. The western ports therefore petitioned baby linen with its laces, &c., has cost £500 to be relieved from their onus, and were more, for all which a cheesemonger is restifly opposed by their luckier neighbours. sponsible. A still nicer line of demarcation affects Bridgewater. It is so very nearly due south ENORMOUS prices exacted by those who of Newport, that vessels can make the

pas- take in cattle on their way to the London sage to it at certain times of the tide by market, at Carlisle for instance. As soon keeping east of the Holms, and these, by as the cattle are turned into these meadows, sailing in the river, avoid the charge of the the drover begins upon the bagpipes, and sea duty. But the westward passage is much immediately at the signal they fall to grazthe best, and therefore it is not to be sup- ing. These prices, which have no limit but posed “that every captain bound from New the conscience of those who set them, one port to Bridgewater should, in all winds and cause of the high price of meat. The graziers weather, respect with extreme accuracy the are more at their mercy since so many comdistinction between the Severn river and mons have been inclosed. the Severn sea."

Culm is small pieces of coal, understood CHARITY children at St. Paul's. Haydn not to exceed two inches in diameter; and said the most powerful effect he ever felt this pays but 18. 9d. sea duty per ton; men from music, was from their singing. are therefore employed to break the coal to this size. Here is an easy means of evasion The first paper mill is about half a mile afforded. Larger pieces are shipped as south of Dartford, Kent, erected by John culm, but sorted out before sale.

Spelman, of German extraction, and Queen

Elizabeth's jeweller, who had a license for 1811. TWELFTH-DAY. A cake in a shop- the sole gathering of all rags, &c. necessary window as big as a large cart wheel, and for making writing paper, for ten years. weighing ten hundred weight.

James knighted him. He is said to have

brought over in his portmanteau the two Joanna Southcott's cradle cost £500. first lime trees, which he planted either here, It has this inscription, “The free offering or at Bexley.? of faith to the promised seed." Knox saw it at Seddons's. Tozer, her high priest, was

I suppose Hasted's Kent is the authority for this. The name originally was Speilman.

LOUDON says in his Arboretum, &c., “ The lime, I “ All that are born therein, have an harsh however, is represented by Turner as growing andwratling kind of speech, uttering their words to a large size in 1562; so that the trees introwith much difficulty and wharling in the throat, duced by Speilman could not have been the first and cannot well pronounce the letter R.”—See brought into the country.” Vol. 1, p. 24. Worthies, Leicestershire, p. 126.-J. W. W.

J. W. W.

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A CANNON foundry in the midst of Lon- 1807. The Bavarian government comdon. “ We know that several lives in the mands all parents to vaccinate their children vicinity of such an establishment have fallen before they are three years of age, unless victims to its deleterious fumes. We know they prefer to pay a fine which increases anthat many families have been forced to aban- nually with the age of the child. 1811, the don their dwellings, and seek a living else- edict was removed. It had almost banished where. This greatly injures the property the small-pox, which used to be very deround-about."

structive.

The old cockpit was leased by Christ's STORM of May 28, 1811. At Worcester, Hospital, who refused to relet it for the

more windows broken than could be mendsame purpose. A new one built at West- ed, and the inconvenience very great from minster, near the Abbey, and looking like a

the long and heavy rains which succeeded chapel of ease! Henry VIII. erected the the hail

, or rather ice-storm, for pieces of cockpit at Whitehall. Cromwell prohibited ice fell five or six inches long. One hundred the sport 31st March, 1654.

and fifty rooks killed by this hail in one

rookery. The Severn rose six feet in one Thomas FIELD, who died near Richmond, hour, twenty in less than twenty-four. The Yorkshire, 30th September, 1810, will long glass broken at Worcester alone estimated be remembered by sportsmen for the races at £5000. About Shrewsbury, the thunder which he rode. He was allowed to be one compared to the report of many cannon imof the best judges, and most skilful trainer mediately over head. Near the White Grit, in England, for the last twenty years of his hailstones two inches in circumference lay life."

almost a foot deep. A cloud burst upon a

ridge of hills called the Stiperstones, which Montague Giles of York, died 1810, swept every thing before it. “ The water aged seventy-nine, a most correct valuer of has made, perhaps, a dozen holes in these wood. He could estimate the worth of a tree hills, at a considerable distance from each to a great nicety, by simply fathoming it other, and the soil with pieces of the rock with his arms, and scanning it with his eye. are worn away, from one to four yards deep. “ Whoever is at the head of his profession, At or near the spot from whence several of as he has earned celebrity, he deserves these channels are cut, small springs forpraise, and ought to be remembered.” merly issued. In one instance, several yards

of marshy ground, which it was unsafe to THE Courier François makes extracts

pass across, are now perfectly sound and from Perruque l'Indépendante ; the Inde- dry. If a stranger enquired from whence pendent Whig! and the Moniteur speaks of the waters came, the inhabitants generally the arrival of Le paquebot dit l'overland, stated that it gushed out of the slips in the (the overland packet) from India.

mountain. The generally attributed cause,

however, of the phenomenon, was the sudNovember, 1810. WORKMEN in the church den condensation at these different points at Aldermanbury discovered a leaden cof- of the skirts of one immense cloud, or of fin with the name of Chancellor Jeffries. It several clouds combined.”3 was not opened: but should have been, to have examined whether the heart was stony. · Unless my memory very much misgives me,

certificate of vaccination is required in DenI When the church was

repaired in 1810 the mark previous to Confirmation.-J. W. W. coffin was found, Lord Campbell says, “still 3 In the part of Shropshire adjoining the fresh, with the name of Lord Chancellor Jeffries Stiperstones the burst is called THE INUNDAinscribed upon it.”-J. W. W.

TION to this day. I lived in the neighbourhood, p. 139.

(Why then were the springs dried up, and in the court to the chancellor in the house. the bog rendered firm? Is it not rather some With what grace can a man revise, or rereservoir burst, as in the Solway moss?) verse, his own decrees? If he was satisfied

The quantity of water so great, that the in his conscience before, what shall induce Severn rose four feet perpendicular in ten him now to change his opinion ?” In 1810, minutes. Many lives lost.-Pan. vol. x., the balances of money and securities of the

suitors in the Court of Chancery, amounted

to £25,162,430 138. 2d. AFTER the fall of the cliff at Dover, which It was affirmed before the committee, that buried a whole family, a hog was found alive many appeals were entered for the mere purfive months and nine days after it had thus pose of delay. been buried! It weighed about seven score when the accident happened, and had wasted The three vicars of Bampton, Oxfordto about thirty pounds, but was likely to do shire, give beef and beer on the morning of well.

St. Stephen's day, to those who choose to

partake of it. This is called St. Stephen's From Jackson's Oxford Journal.

breakfast. “ Next presentation. "To be sold by auction, by Hoggart and

1811. A cloth for pantaloons made from Phillips, at the Auction Mart, opposite the aloes at Paris, the colour of a lady's finger Bank of England, on Thursday next the nails, between rose tint and delicate blue. 11th day of April, 1811, at twelve o'clock, Time was when the ca-ca du Dauphin was the next presentation to a most valuable the fashionable colour ! living, in one of the first sporting counties: the vicinity affords the best coursing in Eng

1810. In Permisch, Russia, winter set in

so suddenly, that the oats were covered with land, also excellent fishing, an extensive

snow before they could be gathered. Next cover for game, and numerous packs of fox hounds, harriers, &c.: it is half an hour's spring when the snow melted, they were ride from one of the first cities, and not far found uninjured, and were cut and gathered

as in common seasons. distant from several most fashionable watering places: the surrounding country is beau

MR. JOHN COXETTER, of Greenham Mills, tiful and healthy, and the society elegant Newbury, had two South down sheep shorn and fashionable. The incumbent is about

at his factory exactly at five o'clock in the fifty years of age. Particulars may be had morning, from the wool of which, after passfifteen days preceding the sale, of Mr. An

ing its various processes, a complete damson nesley, Solicitor, Temple; at the Mart, and coloured coat was made, and worn by Sir of Hoggart and Phillips, 62, Old Broad John Throckmorton, at a quarter past six Street, Royal Exchange, London."

in the evening, being two and three-quarter

hours within the time allotted, for a wager Law. Is the office of chancellor properly of 1000 guineas. The sheep were roasted compatible with that of speaker of the House whole, and a sumptuous dinner given by of Lords ? " It has at least this inconveni- Mr. Coxetter. ence; that appeals from the Court of Chancery are considered by the profession too

The Ophion, in opposition to Dr. Clarke's much as mere removals from the chancellor monkey. Mr. Bellamy contends that it was

a crocodile! The Nachash, however, it is and though quite a child, can well remember the called by the disputants, to agree upon an blackness of the darkness, and the awful thun. dering, and the rush of the waters. They flowed undisputed term, whatever the meaning through my father's house.-J. W. W.

may be.

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