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Montague, Mrs., her annual dinner to chim-
Montgolfier, Messrs., 1567.
Months, Woolley's curious representation
of the, 515; ancient Cornish names of,970.
Moody, Joe, 688.
Moon, accounts of lunar rainbows, 1229,
1230; extraordinary lunar halo, 1537;
discoveries in the moon, 1595.
More, sir T., credulity of, 425.
Morecroft, Mr. T., (the Spectator's Will
Wimble,) died, 897.
Morris, nine men's, game called,983, 1661.
, captain T., died, 221.
Mosely, Dr., a curious criticism of, 143.
Mother of God, curious address to, 1089.
Mountebanks at White Conduit-house in
Mountgoddard-street, London, 1137.
Mulberries, numerous kinds of, 1069, &c.
Mummers, 1645, &c.
Munden, the actor, notice of, 894.
Murder, ludicrous trial of a dog for, 198.
Murphy, Arthur, author, notice of, 797.
Museum, Leverian, engraving and notice
of, 986, &c.
Music, of a harvest cry, 1171; Canada and
America in general, deficient in vocal
music, 713; notice of the death song of
the swan, 965, 966; lottery for a fine
“My son, sir,” ludicrous engraving, 1542.
Mysteries, old dramas, notice of, 500.
Nanneu, the haunted oak of, in Wales, 1022.
Napoli, in Greece, celebration of Easter in,
Naseby, battle of, original letter of Oliver
Cromwell about, 911.
Nassau.William,(first earl of Rochfort,) 1376.
Naturalists’ calendar proposed, 25.
Nature and art, 3.10.
Navy, pressing men in church for, 449.
Necton, in Norfolk, Whitsuntide festivals
established in, 669; engraving, 671.
Nelson, lord, 1343, 1356.
Neptune, personified by sailors, custom of,
Nests, attachment of birds to them, 238.
New-year’s day, 5, &c.
River, impurity of water of, 1203; at
Hornsey, engraving of, 1811; New River
eclogue, notice of, 1551.
Newark, customs at, 161, 367.
Newbury, Berkshire, customs at, 367, 1045.
Newcastle, extract from common council
book of, 487; house of God, charity at,
Newscriers, London, 1275; a remarkable
Newspapers, an old one for 1736, de-
scribed, 1801; an apology for not giving
the news in one, 1362.
Niblet, Mr., died 1095.
Nichols, Mr. John, Dr. S. Parr’s letter
to, onking Richard's well, 1107; respect-
ful notice of him, 1641.
Nicot, Mr., said to have first brought to-
bacco to Europe, 898.
Nine men's morris, game called, 983, 1661.
Noah, S., lottery fraud of, 1466.
Nonsuch lottery, 1446.
Norfolk, customs in, 1666.
Northampton May garland, engraving of,
Northumberland, death tokens in, 1019.
Norwich, hoax at, 1139.
Notes, forged, in shop windows, notice of,
“Nothing half so sweet in life,” illustrated,
Nottingham, old general Ben of, 1569.
Nowell, dean of St. Paul’s, and queen Eli-
zabeth, colloquy between, 1867.
Numbers, lucky, in lotteries, notices of,
O'Hara family, the, a tale of, 1018.
Oaks, the haunted oak of Nanneu, 1022 ;
sir Philip Sidney's oak, 1032; Abra-
ham's oak at Mamre, 1033; name of
Berkshire derived from one, 1033; lot-
tery called the Royal Oak, 1423, &c.
Oaths, form of the Dunmow oath, 803, 807 ;
at election of mayor of Garrett, 843.
Oddities, Whims and, Mr. Hood's book
called, notice of, and cuts from, 1537, &c.
Ody, Joe, 1371, 1584.
Oil used for stilling waves, 191, 254.
Old English squires or gentlemen, their
houses and mode of living, 1620, 1621,&c.
general Ben, of Nottingham, 1569.
— Lady, the, picture of, 189.
TT5 Whs. the, newspaper described,
Oldham, Lancashire, hedgehogs abounding
Opera arm-chairs, 630.
Optical illusions, 1559.
Orders, female order of merit at Paris,
696; order of fools, 1287, &c. -
Orford, lord, his account of archbishop
Chicheley, 1141; and of a curious or.
Organ, disposal of a very curious one by
Orsedew, explanation of, 1263.
Osnaburg, lottery in, 1531.
Oven, heat of, resisted by Monsieur Cha.
bert, 772, &c.
Owen, Glendower, 1026.
Owl and duck, cruel amusement with, 1403.
Ox, Durham, complaint of, 1547.
Oxford, gazette first published at, 1884.
Paddington, customs at,449, 577; notice of
the old church at, 1369
Paisley, Hallow-eve fires, 1259.
Palamede, a fish highly valued, 648.
Palm SUNDAY, pageants on, 390, 892.
Palmer worm, notice of, l 128.
Pancras, Roman station at, 1345, 1566.
Pandolfo Attonito, or lord Galloway's la-
Panyer Alley, engraving of an effigy on a
stone in, 1135.
Papeguay, French amusement of shooting
at, 289, 375.
Paris, festival of cobblers at, 1054.
Parish beadle, 1553.
Parker, John, curious caligraphy by, 1215.
Parkinson, Mr., obtains the Leverian mu-
seum by lottery, 997, &c.
Parkyns, sir T., notice of, 874.
Parliaments, the only one within memory,
expiring by efflux of time, 249.
Parr, Dr. S., letter from, on king Rich-
ard's well, l 107.
Parrots, engraving of a street image of
one, 311 ; amusement of shooting at a
stuffed one, called papeguay, 289, 375.
Passing Bell, origin of, 135.
PAssion WEDNesday, celebration of, at
Seville, 40 l.
Patch, alias Price, Charles, lottery office-
keeper, curious memoirs of, 1470.
Paths, field, 903.
Paul Pry, letter from, 49.
Paul's Cathedral, notice of ball and cross on,
1096; dialogue between queen Elizabeth
and the dean, 1867; lottery drawn in the
Cross, history of, 414.
Pauntley, agricultural custom in, 28.
Peak of Derbyshire, custom of, 451; pecu-
liar rights of marriage claimed in, 637.
Peerages, now existing, prior to Henry
Peers, king William's, notices of, 1874.
Penderill family, anecdote of, 257.
Penny lottery, 1421.
Pentonville, Roman remains at, 1197, 1566.
Peppard revel, advertisement of, 678.
Pepys', Mr., notice of gathering May-dew,
Perú, harvest customs in, 1162.
Peter, the Lombard, immaculate conception
suggested by, 1609.
Peter's, St., at Rome, celebration of Easter
Petrarch, his notice of the cavern of Sainte
Phillips, sir R., his description of Garrett,
Phrenological illustrations by Cruikshank,
notice of, 1121, &c. -
Physicians, the wonderful one, 477. "
Piccadilly, origin of, 381.
Pictures in churches, curious colloquy on
Pigs, the first in Scotland, humorous no-
tice of, l l 13.
Pilate, tradition concerning, 431.
Piper, John, notice of, 925.
Plants, machine for determining their daily
Plate, lotteries for, 1409, &c.
Play-bills, one announcing Garrick's first
appearance in London, 1336; apparatus
for printing, 72.
Plays, first attendance at one described,
Ploughing, a miser's plan for, 1194.
Plumtree, Miss, her account of supersti-
tions of Brittany, 972, &c.
Poetry, establishment at Toulouse for en-
* couraging, 602.
Poisons, singular case of experimenting on,
685; taken, or pretended to be so, in
large quantities, with impunity, 771.
Pol de Leon, St., account of, 974.
Polkinhorne, the Cornish champion in
Pollard's land, in Durham, tenure of, 1044.
Pomfret, earl of, 1376.
Pony, remarkable feat of one,682.
Poor man’s home, 563, 5
Porters, fellowship, notice of, 876.
Portland, duke of, 1374.
Porto Bello, capture of, 1392.
Ports and Havens, first lottery for repairing,
Pope, Morris, a champion at single-stick,
Posset at bed-time, notice of, 1623.
Post, the walking, 1593.
Pottage, Christmas, 1643. -
Potteries, the, a summer scene in, 994.
Pounteney, Mrs., accomplice of Price, the
forger, 1478, &c.
Poverty, reflections on, 563, 564.
Powder Plot, November 5, celebrations
of, 1378, &c.
Prayers desired in a church for luck in
a lottery, 1461.
Presents, hiding of, in shoes and slippers,
Pressing for the navy in church, in reign of
queen Elizabeth, 449.
Preston, Lancashire, singular collision of
flocks of birds near, 1139.
Pretorium, supposed, of Suetonius, at Pen-
tonville, 1198, 1566.
Price alias Patch, lottery-office keeper, no-
tice and engravings of, 1470.
Prince of Thieves, Robin Hood the, 1637.
Printers, their May festival, 627; printers
Printing, mystery of, picture of, 1240;
calicoes, a chemical black for, 269.
-press at St. James's, notices con-
Prisoners under sentence of death, prayers
Prize-fighting, a challenge given and ac-
cepted in 1726, 780.
Prizes in the lottery, 1410, &c.
Processions, a burlesque one of freema-
sons, 523; of the chimney-sweepers, in
lieu of their old May dances, 619; of
the camel at Beziers, in France, 641.
Prophecies, some relating to Easter, &c.,
455; lord Bacon's remarks on, 457.
Protestants and Catholics, mutual interest
Provençal poetry, public encouragement
of, at Toulouse, 602.
Puffs, lottery, engravings and notices touch-
ing, 1503, &c.
Pump with two spouts, 492.
Punch in the puppet-show, 500.
Puppet-shows, fatal fire at one, 1225.
Purton, Wiltshire, customs at, 1207, 1879.
Quainton, Buckinghamshire, 1641.
Quakers, their address at birth of George
Queen, (harvest,) 1155, 1161.
Quirinalia, the Roman, 487.
Racing, early date of horse-racing, 539;
women riders at Ripon, 1060; a sudden
and lively foot-race at Brighton, 1257.
Raffling lottery, notice of, 1444.
Rain, Peiresc's explanation of bloody
rain, 1128; astonishing fall of, at Inve-
rary, 1215; most fertilizing in thunder
Rainbow lunar, accounts of, 1229, 1230.
Raleigh, Nottinghamshire, custom at, 1649.
Ramsgate, custom of, 1642
Ratzburg, Christmas out of doors at, 114.
Ravens, attachment of, to their nests, 238.
Reading, a lottery at, 1411.
Recorders of London, a spring diversion of
one, 532. -
Refreshment, (seasonable) engraving of, 59.
Relics, of the crucifixion, account of, 426;
in churches, curious colloquy on, 1867.
Revolution, curious one in fishes, 769.
Rhinoceros, a remarkable female one, 1605.
Riddles, one by Cleobulus, 26.
Riding, extraordinary, 1293; riding the
fair, a local custom, 1664, 1665.
Ringing of bells. See Bells.
Ripon, Yorkshire, customs at, 866, 1059.
Rivers, Brindley's answer about the use of,
Robin Hood, memoir of, 1635.
Robinson, G., fraud of, 1450.
Rochford, Essex, Lawless court at, 1286.
Rochfort, first earl of, 1375.
Rodd, Mr. T., bookseller, integrity and
judgment of, 1126.
Rogue in grain, acknowledgment of one,
Roman remains, at Pentonville and Pan-
cras, 1197, 1199, 1345, 1566.
Romans, lotteries among, 1529, 1530.
Rook, supposed poem on “The Rook” by
lord Erskine, 1189.
Roses for shoes, 1354.
Ross, Mr., actor, curious anecdote of,
Rotherham, Yorkshire, account of swal-
lows at, 1295.
Rouen, in France, pageant of the assump-
tion in, 1092.
Roisey, John, aged 138, died, 781.
Rowing for Dogget's coat and badge,
Royal debts, notice of, 1355.
Royal Oak lottery, the, notice of, 1423, &c.
Rüdkins, a remarkable thief, 1242.
Rules; for servants, 226; for preserving
Rupert, prince, lottery for his jewels,
Russell, house of, 1376.
Russia, St. George much revered in, 546.
Rutland, earl of, two of his children sup-
posed bewitched, 370.
Sadler's Wells, curious invitation to, 41;
horse-racing at, 1561.
Sagittarius, charm against the influence of,
Sailors, on shore, 65; custom of, on cross-
ing the Line, 1394; anecdote of one,
Saint Ives, Cornwall, celebration of athletic
games near, 1010.
Sainte Beaume, near Marseilles, notices of,
Salamander, the human, M. Chabert, 771.
Salisbury Plain, indolence of shepherds
Salle, Mademoiselle, Order of Merit insti-
tuted by, at Paris, 696.
“Sally Brown,” &c. a popular ballad,
Salt, great age of a man who never used
cellar, its. importance in arranging
Scandiscope, (machine for cleaning chim-
neys,) engraving of, 617.
Scarborough, earl of, 1376.
Schism, intended bill against, notice of,
Schomberg, Marshal, 1875.
Schoolmasters, tradition of a boy murdered
by one, 1371.
Science, poetry called the Gay Science,
and a college for encouraging it at Tou-
louse, 602; science outdoes juggling,
Scorpions, continued and appalling visions
Scotland, curious political drama acted be-
fore the court of, 15; superstitions in,
684; humorous account of the first pigs
in, l l 13.
Scottish songs, essay on, 713; list of, 717.
Scripture, application of, 1820; curious no-
tice about inscriptions in churches, 1867.
Sea, stilling its waves by oil, 192,254;
reflections on the sea, 1258.
Sealing-wax, account of, 263.
Seals, engravings of seals of London, 258,
Sebastian, Don, belief of the Portuguese in
his coming, 87.
Sedan-chairs, notice of, 901.
Sedgemoor, battle of, 910.
Sele, Howel, notice of, 1027, 1028.
Sermons, a singular one on 30th January,
149; preaching of at Paul's Cross, 414,
415; singular title-page of one, 478.
Serpentine river, skating on, 17.
Servants, a letter written to one on parting,
187; rules for them, 226; periodical
hirings of them described, 669; treat-
ment of them in harvest. 1158, 1160.
Severndroog castle and tower, 488.
Seville, celebration of certain religious ce-
remonies in, 392, 405, 421, 436.
Sewers, common, notice of a boar lost in
one, l l 13.
Seymour, Arabella, (Arabella Stuart,) no-
tice and autograph of, 730.
Shaftesbury, custom at, 641.
Shakerley, aunt, ludicrous picture of, 1545.
Shakspeare, anecdote concerning, 522.
Shaving, on passing the Line, sailors' cus-
tom of, 1394.
Shaw, Hugh, aged 113, notice of, 1007.
Sheep-shearing, notice and engraving of,
Sheffield, custom at, 1259.
Shelley, sir J., laudable practice of, 23.
Shenstone, William, poet, died, 222.
Shepherds on Salisbury Plain, indolence of,
Sherborne, bells in, notice of 745, 1255;
Pack-Monday fair in, 1307.
Shergold, lottery office-keepers, notices of,
Sheridan, R. B., 1251.
Sherwood Forest, scene of Robin Hood's
Shirts, specimen of pride about, 859.
Shoemakers, customs among, 47 1, 901,
Shoes, notice of shoes and buckles, 1854;
hiding presents in shoes and slippers,
1598; engraving of a lady’s old shoe and
Shore, Jane, notice of, 417.
Showers, supposed of blood, explanation
of, l 127.
Showman, engraving of the German show-
Shropshire, crying the mare un, 1163.
Shrove Monday, and peas and pork, 282.
Tuesday, notice and customs of,
Sidney, sir Philip, notice of his oak, 1033.
Signs on alehouses, 789.
Singlestick or backsword, 1841, 1899.
Sisters, the Biddenden, engraving and ac-
count of, 442, &c.
Sistine Chapel at Rome, grand religious
pageants in, 396, 435.
Sixpence, anecdote of a lost one, 1575.
Skaith Saw, or gruel against witchcraft,
still made and sold at Falkirk, 688.
Skating, earliest notice of in England, 116;
people of Edinburgh skilled in, 117.
Skeleton, a curious present of one, 1560.
Sky island, custom of, 866.
Slaves in West Indies in 1786, 1804.
Sleep, how to obtain in cold weather, 95;
walking in, cases of, 1296.
Sleeper, an extraordinary one, 96.
Slippers and shoes, hiding presents in,
Smart, Mr. G., receives two gold medals
for machines for cleaning chimneys,
Smith, Mr. J., a date in Panyer Alley en-
graved in wood by, 1134, 1135.
Snails, predicting fortunes by, in Scotland,
Snow, great fall of in 1814, 101; blue and
pink shades of, 72; accounts of women
lost in, 177, 395.
Societies, united one of Master Chimney-
sweepers established in London, 619;
also a Gymnastic Society, 1568; Cecilian
Somersetshire, receipt for making Somer-
setshire bacon, 813; custom about lay-
ing out lands in, 917.
Somnambulism, cases of, 1297.
Songs, Scottish, essay on, 713.
Sops and ale, local custom of, 693.
Sotheby and Leigh, booksellers, notice of,
South Downs, custom in, 1562. -
Spectator, (The,) ridicule of lotteries in,
Spectres. See Apparitions.
Spider (field) notice and calculation about
its gossamer, 1188, 1332.
Spilsbury, Mr., notice of, 1486.
“Spirit's blasted tree, The,” in Wales,
notice and engraving of, 1023.
Spurzheim and Gall, Drs., notice of, 1122.
Squires, old English, their houses and
mode of living, 1620–1624.
Staines (Middlesex) church, singular spec-
tacle at, 1225.
Stationers' Hall, St. Cecilia's feast at, 1567.
Stee ens, G. A., anecdote of, 224.
Stiles, (field) inconveniences and pleasures
Stockings, finding presents in, 1598.
Stone, (The Martyr's) at Hadleigh, 212.
Stools, shoemakers' amusement with, 901.
Storms, in 1826, 1130; at Enghien, 1985;
at Wigton, 1299.
Story-telling, custom of, 599; its value in
Strand May-pole, 660.
Street entertainments, 1319, &c
so abundance of earwigs at, in 1755,
T. sir William, convicted of swindling,
Stuart, Arabella, (Arabella Seymour) no-
tice and autograph of, 734.
Stubbins, Dr., anecdote concerning, 1892.
Students, curious instance of one, 1068.
so Royal, Yorkshire, description of,
Study, peculiar mode of pursuing, 1267.
soption for relief of distress, notice of,
Suffolk, customs in, 1165.
Sugar-cuppers, in Derbyshire, notice of,
-hogshead with boys, description and
engraving of, 1542, 1543.
Suicide, through lotteries, 1447, 1466,1494;
reasons against, 1591.
Sun, kindling fires in honour of. See Fires.
Sunday, harvesting on, in Scotland, 1156.
Sunsets in England, 1185.
Surgeon-barbers, curious notice concern-
ing, 758. -
Surrey hills, spring walk on, 557.
Sussex, new year's day in, 23.
so sir - R., expelled the Commons,
T., founder of the White Conduit,
- the prize-fighter, notice of, 780.
Sydenham, Mr., land-lottery of, 1446.
Swaffham, in Norfolk, custom of, 222.
Swallows in 1826, 492; notice of swallow-
singing or cheldonizing, 1111; swallows
at Rotherham, 1295.
Swan with two necks, explanation of, 958.
Swans, accounts of swanhopping, and order
for the same by the statutes and customs,
914, 958; a vicious swan, 955; their
power to contend with frost, 965; notice
of their supposed death-song, 964.
Swearing at Highgate. See Highgate.
Table Book, The, a work to succeed the
Every-Day Book, 1664.
Tale-bearing, how punished, 1562.
Tangiers, in Africa, celebration of Easter
Tanner, Dr., manuscripts lost by, 1617.
Tasker, William, died, 212.
Taylor, Dr. Rowland, martyred, 212.
the Whitworth doctor, 477.
Tea-kettle, trick with, 774.
Temple Sowerby, Westmoreland, custom
Tenants, a remarkable one, 1256.
Tenures, an annual jocular one, 21.
Texts inscribed in churches, 1867,
Thames, river, frozen over in 1814, 109.
Thanet, isle of, custom of, 1648.
Thieves, application for licence to kill
them, 1189; a remarkable one, 1242 ;
Robin Hood, the Prince of Thieves,
Thompson, J., fraud of, 1450.
Thorn, the Glastonbury, 1641.
Threekingham, or Laundon, Lincolnshire,
notice of, 1246.
Thunder clouds, dreadful one at Java,
Thunny fishing, 647.
Thurlow, lord, letter of, 498.
Tickets, lottery, same number twice sold,
1460; divided with great minuteness, ib.
Times, old, notice of, 1801.
Tissington, Derbyshire, custom of dressing
wells in, 636.
Toad-stools, singular connection of sub-
jects with, 518.
Toast, sugared, at lyings-in, 1833.
Tobacco, article on. 397.
Todd, James, death of, by a flying machine,
Toddingham, sir T., singular letter of the
famous earl of Warwick to, 1403.
Toulouse, establishments or customs at,
Tourant, Michael, aged 98, notice of,
Towers, notice of old London watch tower,
and an engraving, 619; notice of Lam-
mas towers made of sods, 1051.
Tracy, sir W., 932, &c.
Tradesmen, emblem for, 1827.
Trafalgar, battle of, 1313, 1856.
Travelling, in Ireland, 249, &c.; cheap,
curious plan for, 791.
Trees, engraving of “ the Spirit's blasted
tree” in Wales, 1023; revivification of
trees, 238. See Oaks.
Trial of weights and measures, 127.
Trials, ludicrous one of farmer Carter's
dog, 188; burlesque ones, 24%; trial of
the dog of Heriot's hospital, 758; an
azed witness at, 1602; “Trial of the
Royal Oak Lottery,” a satire called,
Trizz, Henry, curious will of, 1325.
Turkey-cock, Garrick earnestly imitating
Turner, Dr. Dawson, his account of the
pageant of the assumption at Rouen,
Turnstiles, notice of, 905.
Turpentine tree, tile, notice os, 1034.