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I. THE GENERAL INDEX.

Abbey, (Fountain's,) Yorkshire, ruins of
1061.
Abgarus, portrait sent by Christ to, 63.
Abraham, his oak at Mamre, 1033.
Actors, power formerly exercised over, by
lord chamberlain, 1063.
Adanson, Michael, naturalist, notice of,
1067.
Addison, his library noticed, 696.
Aerostation, 1567.
Ague, charm for, 1560.
Aguelar, baron, the miser, lottery anecdote
about, 1526.
Alberoni, cardinal, notice of, 878.
Aldhelm, bishop of Sherborne, 1308.
Aleppo, thorns called Glastonbury brought
from, 1642.
Ales, local customs about, 675,693.
All-fools' day,485, 487.
Almondsbury, Gloucestershire, narrative
relating to, 1631.
Alnwick, Northumberland, the freeman's
well at, 249.
Ambleside church, notice of, 1369.
Amsterdam, lotteries in, 1532.
Anderson, Jem, champion for mayor of
Garrett, 834.
Andrew, Merry, derivation of, 503.
Anglers, important to, 767.
Angling, article on, 769.
Ann of Denmark, notice of her jewels, 749.
Anthony, parish of, in Cornwall; accident
in church of, 663.
Antigua in 1736, 1804.
Antiquaries, remarks in favour of, 308.
Apparitions, forged account of, in Ireland,
278,281; at Woodstock, history of 583;
relating to death, &c. 1111; judicious
remarks on, quoted, 1011 ; farther notice,
1578. -
Apples, receipt for keeping, 1213.
see Cider.
Archery at White Conduit-house, 1564.
Argyle, earl of, notice of, 758, 759.
Arm-chairs, opera, 630.
Armour, articles of, lottery prizes consisting
of, 1411.
Ardmore, bishopric of 1084.
Arones, J., lottery fraud of, 1466.
Art, black, printing so called, 1240.

Arthur's seat,Edinburgh, engraving of May-
dew dancers at, 609.
Ash Wednesday, 197.
Ashburnham family, 1876.
Ashburton, lord, (John Dunning,) died,
notice of, 1087.
Ashmole, Elias, extracts from his diary,
1305.
Ashton-under-line, custom at, 467.
Ashton Ralph, tradition concerning,469.
Asidew, Arsedine, or Orsden, explanation
of, 1876.
Auckland, (Bishop,) custom at, 1043.
Augsburg cathedral, engraving of a monu-
ment in, 1073.
Avingham fair and sports, 1653.
Authors, curious instance of one, 1068;
instance of anxiety of one, 1315.
Autographs; of Browne Willis, 295,296; of
Dr. R.Willis, bishop of Winchester, 296;
of Benjamin West, 366; of earl of Mans-
field,396; of John Hampden, 476; of
William Emerson,690; of George Heriot,
913.
Autumn, engraving of ancient dress for,
1342.

Baal, fires in honour of. See Fires.
Backsword or singlestick, notices of, 1207,
1841, 1899.
Bacon, gammon of, custom of eating at
blaster, 439 ; custom about flitch of
bacon, and engraving, 799; receipt for
making Somersetshire bacon, 813.
lord, his singular recommendation
about garden walks, 518; his plan of a
mansion house, 1621.
Balcanguel, Dr., rules for Heriot's hospital
drawn by, 756.
Baldwin,Samuel, remarkable funeral willed
by, 684.
Bales, Peter, curious caligraphy by, 1215.
Balmerino, lord, executed, notice of, 1096.
Band, Elizabeth, daughter of Heriot; her
sons provided for in their grandfather's
hospital, 755.
Bank of England, anecdote of clerks of,
1447; singular details of forgery on, see
Price, Charles. ****
Baptism; of bells, 139; of Jews at Rome
before Easter Sunday, 437; a curious
case of one, 899 ; a Welch one described,
1613.
Barber-surgeons, 758.
Barbers, numerous convictions of, in 1746,
1564.
Baretti, Joseph, notice of, 643.
Barming, Kent, custom of doleing at, 1627.
Barnwell, George, acting of at Christmas,
effect of, 1651.
Barrington, viscount, expelled house of
commons, 1447.
Bartholomew fair, l 196.
Bartlemass, mayor of, mock election of at
Newbury, 1045.
Bath anecdotes, 1659. .
Battles, singular opening of one, 875; notice
of a great naval one, ib.
Baubleshire, duke of, a remarkable charac-
ter so called; engraving and notice of,
679.
Baxter's “World of Spirits,” anecdote
from, 1239.
Beadle, parish, 1558.
Bears, various descriptions of, 1560.
Beasts, satire on over-fattening for the mar-
ket, 1547.
Beaucaire, in France, fair of, 1037.
Beaufoy, colonel, his account of a remark-
able storm, 553.
Beaume, Sainte, near Marseilles, notice of,
1003.
Beauty, supposed to be promoted by wash-
ing with May-dew,611.
Becket, Thomas à, engraving and notice of,
929.
Beckford family, notice of, 1371.
Bees, taking honey without killing them,
1323.
Bell-man's verses, 1594.
Bells, notices of, 135, 138 ; consecration
of, 136; description of passion bell, 892;
how guarded in Lent, 434; England
called the ringing island, 509; horse-
racing for silver bells, 539; their redun-
dant ringing and tolling, 744, 745, 907;
notice of Bow bells, 1256.
Beltain or Beltane, in Scotland, Scottish
May-day festival, 659.
Ben, Old General, of Nottingham, 1569.
Bennet, old, the newscrier, notice of, 1275.
Bentinck, count, duke of Portland, 1874.
Benvenuti, bishop, costly mistake of,
1398.
Berkshire, derivation of the name, 1033.
Berwick, duke of, notice of, 789, 1323.
Bexhill, Sussex, notice of 743.
Beziers, in France, procession of the
camel in, 641.
Biddenden, Kent, notice of, 442, 449.
Bills, exchequer, origin of, 29.
Birds, amusement of shooting at a wooden
one, 289; rearing and treatment of young
ones, ib. ; the eagle, a royal one, ib;

singular collision of flocks of, near Pres-
ton, 1139.
Birds-nests, anecdote concerning, 238.
Births, insurance of, 1436.
Bish, the last man, lottery puff, 1507.
Bishop Auckland, custom of, 1043.
Bishops, the devil called by king James a
busy bishop, 1230; notice of the boy
bishop, 1601. -
Black, lamp, receipt for, 266.
art, printing so called, 1240.
Blackberry jam, how to be prepared, 1116.
Blackburn weavers, memorial of their
wretched state, 562.
Blackford, an able backsword player, 1341.
Blacking, burlesque company for making,
1581.
Blagden, Dr., and others, experiments on
heat, 776; his narrative, ib.
Bland, Mrs., notice of, 1204.
Blanks, lottery, 1447; one made a prize,
1466.
Blase, sir W. and lady, their equipage at
mock election for Garrett, 851.
Blind persons, remarks on their dreams,
1539.
Block, wetting the ; shoemakers' custom of,
470.
Blood-showers, explanation of, 1127.
Bloomfield, (the poet,) an early amusement
of, 901.
Blue-coat boys, tampered with about lottery
tickets, 1463; remarks on their singing
Christmas carols, 1651.
Boadicea, 1198.
Boar's head at Christmas, 1649.
Bochsa, Mr., 1599.
Bolton-upon-Swale, Henry Jenkins born in,
1602. -
Bolton, duke of, 1375.
, duchess of, (before Kitty Fisher,)
advertisement by, 474.
Bonaparte, 1070.
Books, advertisement of one in 1653, 1314;
lottery for, 1414; list of the books, 1418.
Bosworth, battle of, l 104.
Bottesford, curious entry in church book of,
37 l.
Bow bells, notice of, 1256.
Bowl, wassell, notice of, 7.
Bowls, long, 1070.
Bowyer, Wm., printer, notice of, 1557.
Boxeley, rood of, account of, 417.
Boy, the laughing, engraving of, 543.
bishop, notice of, 1601.
Boys, one said to be murdered by his
school-master, 1371 ; notice and cut of
boys about a sugar hogshead, 1543.
, climbing, remarks on, from 617 to
626. See Chimney-sweepers.
Bray, sir Reginald, notice of, 1071.
Bridal, royal, 374.
Bridewell boys, former turbulence of, 1898.
Bridgewater, duke of, canals by, 1266.

Bright, Edward, the largest man, 1581.
Brighton, 1257.
Brill, (The) Middlesex, Caesar's camp
called, 1345, 1566.
Brindley, James, civil engineer, died, notice
of, 1263.
Brittany, superstitions in, 972.
Brockbank, William, the walking post,
1593.
Brothers, the, 816.
Brough, Westmoreland, 1596.
Brown, baron, Durham poet, engraving and
notice of, 1217.
Joe, account of 549.
Brushes for sweeping chimneys, engraving
of one, 617.
Bubbles, (speculations called,) notice of,
28, 520, 1579.
Buck and doe, carried in St. Paul's cathe-
dral, origin of 119.
Buckingham, custom at, 707.
Buckles and shoes, notice of, 1354.
Buffon, count de, naturalist, notice of, 519.
Bulkeley, Mr., circumstances of his child’s
baptism, 899.
Buns, hot-cross, 410.
Burial, provision against "in a will, 1825;
general invitations published to attend
burials, 1645. -
Burnet, sir Thomas, died, 43.
Bury, Suffolk, dispute about bells in, 907.
Burwell, Cambridgeshire, fatal fire at, 1225.
Busby, Dr., his chair a supposititious one,
90 l.
Bushell, Isaac, a backsword player, 1341.
Butler, William, died, 1316.
Butterworth, Billy, an eccentric character,
notice of 1142.

Caesar's pretorium at Pancras, 1345, 1566.
Cake, Biddenden, account of, 442.
Calculation, an extraordinary one, 396.,
Calendar, naturalists', 25.
Calico-printing, a chemical black for,
269.
Caligraphy, notice of 1215.
Calves-head club, 158.
Camps, description of Caesar's at Pancras,
1345, 1566.
Canals by Brindley, notice of, 1265; the
Grand Junction one commenced in 1766,
970.
Candlemas day, 173, 223; judges' enter-
tainment and dance, 174.
Cann, the Devonshire champion in wrest-
ling, 1009.
Canonbury tower, supposed subterraneous
passage from, 1607.
Canterbury, Thomas à Becket, archbishop
of, notice and engraving of 929.
Carbonari, ludicrous anecdote about, 1898.
Cardan, curious circumstance of, 456.
Caraboo, impostor, self-called, notice and
engraving of, 1632.

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, sedan, ib.
, shoemakers' amusement with, ib.
Chalmers, James, curious advertisement by,
938.
Chamberlain, lord, power formerly exer-
cised by, over actors, 1063.
Chancery, a hoax in, 1145. -
Chances in lotteries, computations touching,
1456.
Charitable corporation, notice of, and of
lottery for the sufferers by, 1451.
Charles I., behaviour of, 143, 146.
II., notice of, 698; public notice
of his continuing to heal the evil, 682.
V., anecdote of, 458; curious
pageant at Dunkirkby, 870.
Charlotte, queen, notice of, 1084.
Charlton, Mr. T., notice of, 1627.
Cheap Tommy, (Thomas Hogg,) notice of,
942.
Cheldonizing, or swallow-singing, explain-
ed, l l l 1.
Chemists, anecdote of, 635.
Chepstow castle, sports at, 1562.
Cherries, feast of, at Hamburgh, 1040.
Cheshire, customs in, 450, 597, 1871.
Chester, ancient horse-racing at, 539.
Chicheley, archbishop, artifice of, 1141
Child, Mr., banker, notice of, 1415.
one played for at cards, 1344.
Chillcott, Charles, notice of, 969.
Chimes, 1 38.
Chimney-sweepers, rhetoric of one, 56;
May-day exhibition of 613; procession,
public dinner, and oratory of the masters,
617; engraving of “the last chimney-
sweeper,” ib.; masters’ hand-bill, ib.
Chimneys, how to dress for the summer,
517.
Chinese festival of lanterns, 90.
Cholera morbus, remarks on, 1243.
Cholmondeley, marquis of, 376.
Christians, their hatred of Jews, 533.
Christmas, usages and celebrations respect-
ing, 1628, 1638, &c.

Christmas out of doors, at Ratzburg, 11.

Christopher, Bartholomew, a sufferer by
gambling, 1527.

Christ's Hospital. See Blue-coat Boys.

Chuneelah, the elephant killed at Exeter
Change, 321.

Churches, pressing for, the navy in, 448;
watching of, in Yorkshire, 518; curious
colloquy on images, &c. in, 1867 : Ho-
garth's satire on some old supposed em-
bellishments in, 1369. -

Churchill, (Stuart,) Arabella, notice of,
1325.

John, (duke of Marlborough,)

1876.

— sir Winston, letter of, 1322.

Churchwardens, chosen on Easter-Monday,
458.

Cibber's Apology, notice of, 1064.

Cider, preparation for making, 1269; ex-
cellence of the Herefordshire cider,
1270.

Cookery, old receipts for, their costliness,

518.
Clack Fall Fair, 1871, 1584, 1606.
Clapham, old church of, notice of, 1369.
Clay, Hercules, delivered from danger by
a dream, 367.
Clayton, Mr., an old and good tenant,
1256.
Cleobulus, his riddle on the year, 26.
Clerkenwell in 1780, notice of, 699.
Cleves, patent for Order of Fools at, 1287.
Climate, changes of, 70; Howard's work
on climate of London recommended, 3.
Climbing boys, society for suppressing,
622. See Chimney-sweepers.
Clinton, Samuel, an extraordinary sleeper,
96.
Clogs, engraving of an old shoe and clog,
1635.
Clothing counteractive of heat, 779.
Clouds, singular case of their electricity in
Java, 1082; notices respecting heights,
motions, and shapes of clouds, ib.
Club, calves-head, 158.
Coachmen, (Hackney,) instances of honesty
of, 902.
Coat and badge, Dogget's prize of, for row-
ing, 1062.
Cobblers, festival of, at Paris, 1054, 1055.
See Shoemakers.
Cock, W., (sir W. Swallowtail,) notice of,
835, 838.
Coffins, anecdotes of, 1020.
Coleridge, Mr., his description of Christ-
mas out of doors at Ratzburg, 114.
Coleshill, customs of, 467.
Collars, a remarkably heavy one, 580;
worn by judges, 538.
Colman, George, the elder, died, notice of,
1087.
Comedy, street, notice of, 1810.
Common prayer, strictures on, 149.

Connaught, rigid fasting at, on Good Friday,
411.
Connor, rev. J., his description of ceremo-
nies of Greek church at Jerusalem, 438.
Conjugal indifference, 1301.
Conway, William, a noted London-crier,
470.
Cook-maid, engraving of, in a lottery puff,
1503.
Cooper's hall, lotteries latterly drawn in,
1119.
Copenhagen-house, 1564.
Corbet, Richard, bishop of Norwich, 1330.
Cornwall, Christmas drama of St. George as
acted in, 122; customs in, 676, 1908;
earthquake in, in 1757, 1007.
Coronations, Mr. Taylor's excellent work
on, 995.
Corpse candles, exhalations so called, 1919.
Corpus Christi day, notice of, 695.
Cotswold, harvest home on, 1155.
Country and town, contrast of, 1866.
mansions, description of, 1620, &c.
Court, (Lawless,) notice of, 1286.
Covent-garden market, 1187.
Coventry, earl of, 1376.
Cow-mass, 870.
Cowper, earl, 1375.
Cracknell, T., notice of, 838.
Craniology, notice of, 838.
Credulity, popular, 1139.
Criminals, elephants employed as exe-
cutioners of, 356.
Crispe, sir Charles, notice of 941.
Crocodile, the first living one in England,
1605.
Croker,T.C., jaunting car described by, 241.
Cromwell, Oliver, original letter of, 911.
Cross, Paul's, history and engraving of 415.
Mr., account of his elephant at
Exeter Change, 323.
buns, 410.
Crucifixion, Christ's, celebration of at Se-
ville, 422; relics of, 426.
Cruikshank, George, phrenological illus-
trations by, 1119.
Cuckoo, the, observations on, 1138.
Cumberland, customs in, 450, 668.
Cup, the clayen, or clome, or clomen, 1652.
Cupid, the popular representation of, en-
graving of, and satire on, 1545.
Curling, game of, 163.

Daft-days, 13.
Dalmahoy, Mr., statement of, 1527. '
Dalmer, a baker, how his fortune made,
1561.
Danby, lord, anecdote of, 1095.
Dancing, (morris,) 792,
-bears, 1560.
Darkness and fog in 1813, 101.
Darlington, earl of, 1376.
Daughters, a curious present to one, 1560.
Davenant, sir W., notice of, 521.

Davis, George, a sleep-walker, 1296.
Days, lucky, notice of a supposed one, 1820.
Death, apparition of the chariot of, 978;
account of the “ death fetch,” in an
Irish tale, 1018; opera of “The Death-
fetch” noticed, l011; prayers for prisoners
under sentence of death, 1878; death of
the State Lottery, 1499, 1502; annual
death of a whole people, 1581.
Debtors, fraudulent, singular case of one,
1241.
Dedication, of joints of the fingers to
saints, 94.
Deer, Sion Gardens lottery for, 1446.
D'Eglantine, Faber, why so called, 605.
Delaval, sir F. B., curious anecdote of,
1471.
Dellicot, William, convicted of stealing a
penny, 899.
Den of the elephant killed at Exeter
Change, engraving of, 335.
Denny, D., lottery fraud of, 1466.
Derby, West, customs of, 432.
Derbyshire, customs in, 451, 637.
Devil, history of the good devil of Wood-
stock,582; engraving of St. Michael stand-
ing on the devil, 127 l; called by James I.
a busy bishop, 1239; his usual shape an
empty bottle, 1241; overlooking Lin-
coln College, 1236; superstitions respect-
ing him, 1238.
Devils, printers', 1289.
Devonshire, customs in, 666, 1009, 1170,
1652.
Dew, (May) dancers at Arthur's seat, Edin-
burgh, 409.
Diaries, curious extracts from one, 1305.
Dibdin, Charles, his opera of “The Water-
man” noticed, 1062.
Digby, lord, annual tolling for, 1255.
Dimsdale, sir H., mayor of Garrett, 824,838.
Dinners, curious invitation to one, 508;
anecdote of an election one, 1193.
Diogenes and his lantern, print of, 644.
Dissenters, their celebrations of throwing
out the Schism Bill, 1061.
Diversions, curious one of a widowed hus-
band, 1020.
Doctors, the Whitworth one, 477.
Does, origin of carrying a buck and a doe
in St. Paul's cathedral, l 19.
Dogget, Thomas, actor, notice of, and of
his coat and badge rowing for, 1062.
Dog, ludicrous trial of, 198; and of the dog
of Heriot's hospital, 759.
Dolmoors, Somersetshire, custom at, 917,
921.
Dragon, St. George and the, engraving of,
1274.
Dramas, fertility in producing, 1133.
Draper, Elizabeth, account of her wedding-
dress in 1550, 796.
Drawing of the Lottery, engraving of, 1441.
See Lottery.

Dreams, Mr. Clay delivered from danger by
one, 367 ; curious remarks on dreams,
1537; notices of dreams, 1578, 1581.
Dress, a lady's in 1550, 796; engraving of
an ancient dress for autumn, 1842.
Drop handkerchief, custom of, 665.
Drummond, lady Jane, notice of, 743.
Drunkenness, singular advertisement touch-
ing, 938. o
Dublin, May-day in, 595.
Duck, Stephen, the thresher poet, 1103.
— hunting, description of, 1403.
Duelling, memorandum to men of honour
touching, 942.
Dulce domum, supposed origin of, 710.
Duncan, lord, notice of, 1315.
Dunck, Miss, a great heiress, 898.
Dunkirk, cow-mass at, 870.
Dunmow, Essex, ancient customat, engrav-
ing of, 799.
Dunning, John, (lord Ashburton,) died,
notice of, 1087.
Dunstable, mode of catching larks at, 118.
Dunstan, sir Jeffery, mayor of Garrett, 824,
829.
Durham, county of, ceremony of a new
bishop entering, 1044.
city of, custom at, 447.
ox, complaint of, 1547.
Dwarf, curious one, 1605.
Dyne, Corey, a noted backsword player,
1841.

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Eagle, a royal bird, 1077.
Tavern, City-road, wrestling at,

1337.
Earthquakes, one felt in Cornwall in 1757,
1007.
Earwigs, 1099.
East Bourn, custom of sops and ale at, 693.
Easter-day, 457; extreme possible differ-
ence of time in its happening, 457.
Edinburgh, celebrated for fine skaters,
117; notice of Heriot's hospital in, and
of the founder, 746; custom in, 609.
Edward, king of the West Saxons, 390.
Egede, Paul, a Danish missionary, died,
731.
Eggs, paste, 439, 450; filled with salt, pro-
phetic virtue of, 1560.
Election, general, in 1826, 799, 818; de-
scription of a Westminster election,853;
occurrence at an election dinner, l 193;
curious account of election expenses,
1659, 1660.
Elections, mock, of mayor of Garrett, 819,
851; of mayor of Bartlemass, for New-
bury, 1045.
Electricity in clouds, curious and dreadful
case of in Java, 1082.
Elephanta, island of, 849.
Elephantiasis, 357.’
Elephants, account of the one called Chuny
killed at Exeter Change, 32.1, &c.; nar-

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