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is, George, a sleep-walker, 1296.
a, luck y, notice of a supposed one, IS20.
ih. apparition of the chariot of, 978;
count of the " death fetch," in an
iarx tale, JO 13; opera of " The Deatb-
»t.ch" noliced,1011; prayers for prisoners
nder sentence of death, 1.178; death of
he State Lottery, 1499, 1502; annual
leath of a whole people, 1581.
btors, fraudulent, singular case of one,
ideation, of joints of the Sogers to
ser, Sion Gardens lottery for, 1446.
Kglantinc, Faber, why so called, 605.
elaval. sir F. B., curious anecdote of,
■ Hit ot, William, convicted of stealing; a
>en of the elephant killed at Exeter
'Change, engraving of, S35.
.Jenny, £>., lottery fraud of, 1466
Oerby, West, customs of, 432.
Derbyshire, customs in, 451, 637.
l>evil, history of the good devil of Wood-
stock,582; engraviugof St.Michael stand-
ing on the devil, 1271; 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', 1239.
Devonshire, customs in, 666, 1009, 1170,
Dew, (May,)dancer* at Arthur's seat, Edin-
Diaries, curious extracts from one, 1305.
Dibdin, Charles, his opera of" The Water-
man" noticed, 1062.
Digby, lord, annual tolling for, 1255.
Dimadale, sir II., mayor of Garrett, 824,838.
Dinners, curious invitation to one, 508;
anecdote of an election one, 1193.
Diogenesand his lantern, print of, 614.
Dissenters, their celebrations of throwing
out the Schism Bill, 1061.
Diversions, curio u ->nc of a widowed hus-
Doctors, the Whirworth one, 477.
Does, origin of carrying a buck and a ooe
in St. Paul's cathedral, 119.
Doggel, Thomas, actor, notice of, and of
his coat and badge row in; for, 1062.
Dog, ludicrous trial of, 19k ; and of the dog
of lleriol's hospital, 759.
Dolmoora, Somersetshire, custom at, 917,
Dragon, St. George and the, engraving of,
Dramas, fertility in producing, 1183.
Draper, Elisabeth, account of her wedding -
dress in 1550, 796.
Drawing of the lottery, engraving of, 1111.
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, 1342.
Drop handkerchief, custom of, C65.
Drummond, lady Jane, notice of, 713.
Drunkenness, singular advertisement touch-
Dublin, May day in, 595.
Duck, Stephen, the thresher poet, 1103.
hunting, description of, 1403.
Duelling, memorandum to men of honour
Dulre (Ionium, supposed origin of, 710.
Duncan, lord, notice of, 1315.
Dunck, Miss, a great heiress, 898.
Dunkirk, cow mass at, 870.
Dunmow, Essex, ancient custom at, engrav-
ing of, 799.
Dunning, John, (lord Ashburton,) died,
notice of, 1087.
Dunstable, mode of catching larks at, 118.
Dunstan, sir Jefferv, mayor of Garrett, 821
Durham, connty of, ceremony of a new
bishop entering, 1044.
city of, custom at, 447.
ox, complaint of, 1517.
Dwarf, curious one, 1605.
Dyne, Corey, a noted backsword plaver,
Eagle, a royal bird, 1077.
Tavern, City-road, wrestling at,
Earthquakes, one felt in Cornwall in 1757,
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, 716; custom in, 609.
Edward, king of the West Saxons, 390.
Egede, Paul, a Danish missionary, died,
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, 1193;
curious account of election expense;,
Elections, mock, of mayor of Garrett, 819
851; of mayor of Bartlemass, for New-
Electricity in clouds, curious and dreadful
case of in Java, 1082.
Elephan'.a, inland of, 319.
Elephants, account of the one called Chuny
kill*-d at Exeter Change, 3^ 1,4c; nar-
rai.v«s M Meniere* coocsraisc ele-
phants. TIT—3t6; pvtxihn reiM u*e to
<ac killed at Genera. T.».
Elu. loocr of tie wnaip of Mr. Laaib,
so staled. liSV.
Elizabetn. quvea. a=d deaa of St. Paul**:
currass cctbnquy between. 1S>?7.
Fawf win. W_ aatorrajs a=-i notice of.
Eacroachsse-Ms re-ii<ted, 1MT.
Encyclopedia, a a^versalnataaloae, pro-
posed by Adaasoo. !! eg.
Ecrb.-n. !fn at. 1233.
Eciiiad. Bv^ttt. descrip<;<->a of, 36; called1
the Riasiag IsUnd, 5.JO.
EnjL*hj»eo. dirlerence between their for-
mer a.-d present hamts. II.
Easham. Oxfordshire, custom in, 669.
Epitaphs, on T. Jackson. 390; oa the
Sate Lctterv, I 525; oa llenrv Jenkins,
Eppihr fomt, Easter hunt in, 433, 460.
Equator, custom of sailor* oa pass i or.
Equinox, autumnal. zaJes of. 12*3.
Erskrae. lord, a poem on - The Rook"
supposed to be written by, US'.
Essex, rrta; mortality of wives in, 933;
harvest custom in, 1172.
Esta'es, the Three, curious political drama
Every-Day Book; memoranda on Vol. I.,
1550; to be immediate I* followed bv a
work called * The Table Book," 1664.
Evil, roval notice of continuing to heal
Ewes, signs of rain siren by, 510.
Eichpquer b:lls, origin of. 29.
Executions, of lords Kilmarnock and Bal-
Exercises, gymnastic. See Gymnastics.
Exeter, lamnias lair. 1059.
C'hanre, dead elephant at, 391.
Eye, evil; preventive against the blink of,
'in Scotland, 688.
Faces, (human,) curious medley of, 1537.
Facts, instances of their coincidence with
Fair, (frost,) on the river Thames in 18U,
Fairlop oak, a pulpit made of, 1564.
Fairs on St. Patrick's day in Ireland, 383.
Falkirk, a gruei against witchcraft still
made and sold at, 688.
Fallowfield, Mr., speculation of, 520.
FalstafT, the Comish, (Payne Anthony,)
notice of, 969.
Families, Jong exemption from death in
Farrell, Mr., engraving of a fountain in his
Farren, notice of, 831.
FV.ality of Hays, work concerning. 1320.
Fathers, a curious present from oot
Feara, Scotland, accident in clnxrci
"Feast of fools," 485, IS7.
Fens in Essex and Kent, duaz^roas r
dence in, 9?3.
Femor, family of, 1376.
Fetcb. (Death.)opera so called,, nutrr %
Fieldinr, Henry, his boce cat 1 led - T:
ftzz. the prize-fighter, notice of". 7*»JO
Finzers, joints of, dedicated to sns-
Fires, great or fatal, in Lincoln's inav, ■*.
at a puppet show, 1225; famlkyar-ew
■res, 1259; passing through (area, z
lighting them in honour of "^ J' or =r
tbe sun, 86.5, 870; beginning- of =.-
season for lighting fires, 1359.
Fish, carious revolution in, 769.
Fisher, Kitty, (duchess of Bolton,) adver-
tisement by, 474.
Fishing, Thunny, at Marseilles, 647".
FHz-Ooth, (Robin Hood,) memoir of.
Fleet-ditch, notice of a boar passing UxrourJ
it into the Thames, 1113. market, contract for building ia 17St
Fleetwood, recorder of LoDdon,a spring
diversion of, 532.
Flies, notice of the May-fly. 770.
Flitch of bacon, custom touching, 799.
Floral games of Toulouse, 599.
Flomer. Margaret and Phillis, execss^i
for witchcraft, 371.
Flowers, artificial, carious advertisement
Flying machines, fatal accident by, 1291.
Fog, remarkable one in 1813, 101.
Fontenoy battle, singular opening of, 56?.
Fools, April, custom of making. 485; order
of fools, 1287.
Foote, Samuel, the actor, notice of, 8(3;
his" Mavor of Garrett," 816; anecdote
Forcing-houses, guarded against hail, I2S7
Fordyce, Dr., and others, experiments oa
heat by, 776.
Forests, their beauty in autumn, 1283.
Forgerv, extreme ingenuity and vigilance in.
Fortunatus lottery, 1440.
"Fortunes of Nigel," a novel, notice of.
Fortune-telling by means of snails in Scot-
Foster, rev. , a dissenting minister.
notice of, 1096.
Fountain in June, engraving of, 785.
Fountain's abbey, a beautiful ruin, 1061.
France, spending of twelfth night in, SI
lotteries in, 15X2, &c.; lark-shooting in,
90; harvest in, S77.
Free, Mrs., her curious application about
a lottery prize, 1418.
Freeman's well, the, at Alnwick, 219.
Freemasons, engraving and account of a
procession burlesquing, 522.
French, Thomas, a singular pauper, 679.
Frost, great, in 1811, 101; frost fair, 103.
Fruits, the pleasure of buying our own,
1188; how to mark growing fruits,
Funerals, a remarkable one, 681.
Fuseli, 11.. painter, notice of, 551.
Gainsborough, Thomas, painter, notice of,
Gall and Spurzheim, Drs., notice of, 1122.
Galloway, lord, poetical lamentation, \c.
Game laws, copy of the order for swans,
Gaming; a child played for at cards, 1341.
Gammon of bacon, custom about, 729.
Garden-walks, singular management of,
Gardiner, col., anecdote of, 694.
Garrett, in Wandsworth road, election of
mayor of, 819.
Garrick, David, anecdote of, 61; play-bill
of his first appearance in London, 1336;
further notice, 1652.
Ga ski 11.Isaac, penance done by, in 1826,982.
Gassendi, explanation by, of bloody rain,
Gathering of May-dew, engraving of, 609.
Gav science, the, college for at Toulouse,
Gazette, first published at Oxford in 1665,
1384; origin of the name, ib.
Geneva, engraving of the death of an ele-
phant at, 706.
madame, lying in state, 1169.
Gentlemen, old English, their houses and
mode of living, 1620—1621.
George IV., his birthday noticed, 1083.
Gerard's-hall, London, May-pole of, 612.
German showman, engraving and notice of,
Ghosts. See Apparitions.
Gibbon, John, notice of, 1458.
Gideon, sir Sampson, fraud of, touching lot-
Gilchrist, Dr. John, his gift to Heriol's hos-
Gin lane, 272 ; gin act, notice of, 1269.
Glasgow and Ayr, synod of, decision of
respecting Sunday, 1156.
Glastonbury thorn, 1641.
Gleaning apples from the trees, (called
Glendower, Owen, notice of, 1026.
"Glory of Regality," Mr. Taylor's excellent
work called, 995.
Gloucestershire, harvest custom in, 1164.
Go, (little and great,) lottery, notice of,
God, mother of, curious address to Mary as,
God save the king, air of, 538
Goddards, attempt at explanation of, 11ST.
Gold, an image of, dug up, notice of, 1606.
Golding's model lottery, 1583.
Good Friday, 410.
Gordon, lord George, 831.
Gossamer, showers of, produced by the field
spider, 1188, 1332.
Gottingen university, 1243.
Grain, rogue in, an acknowledged one.
Grant,sir A..expelled the Commons, 1451.
Greatness, ludicrous complaint against,
Green, Valentine, 685.
Greenwich hospital adventure, lottery so
Gregory, Dr. George, died, notice of, 369.
Griggling orchards, in Herefordshire, 1270.
Grocer's sugar hogshead, w ith boys, notice
and cut, 1562.
Gmel againstwitchcrafl,still made and sold
in Scotland, 688.
Guard, yeomen of, instituted in 1485,1351.
Guildford, old, church, accident in, 542.
Guilds; Necton (in Norfolk) guild, engrav-
ing and account of, 6(79.
Gutch, Mr., his account of the pretended
Gymnastics, society for, in Loudon, 653;
engraving of gymnastic exercises, 658.
Hackneymen, instances of honesty of, 902.
Hail, guarding forcing-houses against,! 237.
Hair powder, convictions about, 1564.
Halde, J. B. Du.died, 1297.
Halifax, earl of. marriage of, 898.
Hall, capt. H., his description of passing
the line, 1S94.
Halls, ancient, description of one, 1617.
Hallow-eve fires, 1259.
Halo, lunar, extraordinary one, 1537.
Hamburgh, feast of cherries at, 1010.
Hamilton, general, killed in a duel by col.
Hammersmith pump, engraving of. 1231.
Hampden, John, letter and autograph of,
Hand-bills, distributed at Bartholomew-fair,
Handkerchief, drop, custom of in Devon-
Hanger, col ., his description of a Westmin-
ster election, 853.
Hanover, no State Lottery ever in, 1585.
Harburgh lottery, bill to suppress, 1 116.
Hardouin, Pere, died, notice of, 1592.
Harper, John, (sir John,) mayor of Garrett,
823, 831, 812; engraving of his election,
Harrington, sir J., election expenses, &c. of,
Harris, a sleep-walker, 1299.
Hartsyde, Margaret, notice of, 750.
Harvest-home, engraving of, 1153, 1158;
harvesting on a Sunday, notice of, 1156;
notice of harvest in France, 87T.
Hastings, Mr., an old English gentleman,
Ilatherleigh, Devonshire, customs in, 142.
Hawkesbury in Cotswold, harvest-home in,
engraving of, 1153.
Hawthorn, Glastonbury, 1642.
Hazlitt, Mr., notice of. 1257.
Health, art of preserving, 195 1615; drink-
ing health in harvest, 1168, 1171.
Heat, great degrees of, safely borne, and
Hedgehogs, wandering about Oldham by
day, in 939.
Hell, a pageant representation of, 872.
Helston, Cornwall, notice of "Furry" at,
Henry VII..chapel of, bnilt by sir Reginald
Herefordshire, "crying the mare" in, 1163;
griggling, and making of cider in, 1269.
Heriot's hospital, Edinburgh, engraving
and notice of, and also of the founder,
746, 747; his arms and autograph, 913.
Herod and Herodias, 1140.
Highgate, swearing on the horns at, 79,
Hinge, the. Cams goddess of, 727.
Ilitchin, in Hertfordshire, custom at, 1174.
Hoare.sir R.C, 1022.
Mob,(old.) custom of in Cheshire, 1371.
Hogg, Thomas, (cheap Tommy,) 942.
Ilogmany, a new year's usage in Scotland,
13; similar in England, 73.
Holland, Ann duchess of Exeter, her will,
Charies, actor, anecdote of, 1161.
Holy Thursday, custom on, 636.
Home, the poor man's described, 561.
Honey, to take without killing the bees,
Honeycomb, Will, 432.
lino, m Kent, mortality of wives in, 921.
Hood, Mr. T., notices of his Progress of
Cant, ISi; and his Whims and Oddities,
Hornchurch, custom of, 1649.
Home, W. A. esq., notice of, 1192.
Horns, swearing on. at Highgate, 79, 378;
horns prohibited to newsmen, 1276.
Hornsey, new river at, engraving of, 1311.
Horse-racing, early notice ..f. 539; with
women-riders, at Ripon, 1061 ; at Sad-
ler's Wells, 1561.
Homes, an extraordinary one fur aye and
Hosier, admiral, 1393.
Hot cross-buns, 410.
Hours, the three, of Christ's crucifixion,
celebration of, 421.
House, Sam., the Westminster publican,
Houses, hot or forcing, how guarded
against hail, 1237; of old English gen-
Howard, Mr. Luke, his treatise on the cli
mate of London recommended, 8.
Howel Sele, notice of, 1027.
Hug, Cornish, 1010.
Humphrey, duke, dining with, 625.
Hungerford, Wiltshire, revel at, 1S99.
Hunting, of elephants, 338, &c.; in Eppinsr
forest at Easter, 459, 460.
Hurling, description of, 1008.
Hurricanes, see Storms.
Husbands, a Wife's sale of her dead one,
Hutiou Cony era, whimsical custom in, 21.
Idiots, curious account of one, 241.
Illusions, 1557, 1559; see Apparitions.
Images, common Italian, engravings of
some of them, 311, 312, 315; colloquy
on images in churches, 1867; account
of digging up a gold image, 1606.
Imposture, extraordinary. See Price,
Incest, penance performed for, in 1826,982.
India, lottery for women in, 1518.
Indifferenls, the, order of merit so named,
Infants, jocular account of night-nursing
Ink, writing, 265.
"Inkle and Varico," curious criticism on,
Inscriptions, a curious one with a key to
it, 732; singular colloquy touching
images and inscriptions in churches,
Insurance, on marriages, births, &c. 1436;
for lottery tickets, 1436, 1461, 1496;
curious trial about lottery insurance,
Interment, provision in a will against,
Inverary, astonishing rain at, 1215.
Invitations, curious one to dinner, 508.
Ireland, festival in honour of Baal in, 66,
866; travelling in, represented, 2.19;
singular devotion in, relative to Christ's
passion, 411; superstitions touching
death in, 1013; lottery job in, 1157.
Irish linen, remarkably fine piece of, 1616.
Iron mask, man with the, 1559.
Isaure, Clemence, of Toulouse, 600.
Islington, (St. Mary,) old church, engraving,
Italv, lotteries in. 15X1 1551.
Jack Ketch and Newgate, notice of, 694.
Jackson, Thomas, inscription on, 390.
Jacobin club, origin of, 971.
Jam, blackberry, receipt for, 1116.
James I. and Ann of Denmark, marriage
of, 1100. , . II., notice of, 1320; anecdote touch-
ing a statue of, 487.
January SO, remarkable sermon preached
on, 149. , ,
Java, carious and dreadful case of electri-
cal cloud in, 1082.
Javasfi, pretended birth-place of an im-
postor, 1633. .•«.«.
Jekyll, sir J., obnoxious through the gin
act, 1969. _,, _
Jenkins, Henry, older than Old Parr.engra-
ving and notice of, 1608.
Jersey, earl of, 1376.
•' Jesus, Maria, Joseph," &c, extract from
a curious book so titled, 1089.
Jewels, of queen Ann of Denmark, notice
of, 749; lottery for disposing of prince
Rupert's, 1445. .
Jews, two procured to be baptized the
day before Easter at Rome, 437; custom
of eating bacon at Easter in abhorrence
of them, 433; prejudice against, and in-
teresting account of one, 533; trial
touching the validity of a Jewish mar-
riage, 1611 ; their liatred of Marore fair,
Johnson, Dr. S., remarks on, 271.
Jones, John, of Wandsworth, notice and
engraving of, 820,821, &c
Joseph of Arimathea, and the Glastonbury
Joshua, the inventor of lotteries, 1529.
Judas the traitor, 425.
Judzea, dancing round the coal fire, custom
of, 174; collars worn by, 538.
Juggling, outdone by science, 780.
Justice, H., esq., transported for stealing
Keats, John, died, 250.
Kensington palace, supposed long subter-
ranean passage to, 1607; notice of
Kensington gardens, 781.
Kent, custom, in, 1168, 1642; Wealdlot
Kent, origin of, 450; fens of, morta-
lity of wives in, 923. .
Keppel, A. J. V., first earl of Albemarle,
Ketch, (Jack) and Newgate, 694.
Keys, Mr., melancholy case of, 1459.
Kidlington, Oxfordshire, festival called
Lady of the Lamb in, 669.
Kilburn, John, cheap travelling of, TJ l.
Kilmarnock, earl of,executed, 1096.
Kindness, natural to women, 1614.
Kings' speeches, notice of one of James 1.,
Kingshill.at Rochfort,Essex, Lawleascourt
Kirklees, Yorkshire, 1638.
Kitchen-maid,engraving or one in a lottery
Kitchener, Dr., 1550.
Knill, John, esq., patron of athletic exer-
cises in Cornwall, 1010.
Ladies, wedding preparations of one in
Lady, the old, character of, 189.
Lambs, anecdote of the sale of, 395.
Lammas towers, in Mid-Lothian, 1051.
Lamp-black, receipt for, 266.
Lancashire, custom in,660.
Lance, holy, account and engraving of, 426,
ianJ-lady, fright of one, 1549.
Lands, local custom of laying out, 917.
Lanterns, Chinese festival of, 90.
Largess, a harvest cry, 1158, 1166, 1173.
Larks, taken by glasses at Dunstable, 118.
Laughing boy, engraving of, 543.
Laundon, (now Threekingham,) 1246.
Law, whimsical account of, 232 ; curious
action at, 1389. See Trials.
Lawrence, Mrs., her seat of Studley Royal
Ledyard, his interesting character of
Leeches, unhurt by frost, 56; form a good
Legat, Bartholomew, an Anan, burnt, 374.
Leheup, Peter, fined for lottery fraud, 1158
Leicester house, Leicester-square, 997.
Leigh and Sotheby, booksellers, notice of,
696- , -,.
Lent, curious penance for transgressing,416
Lenthall, W., speaker, original letter of
Oliver Cromwell to,911.
Leonidasof Tarentum, 510.
Lever, sir Ashton, notices and engravings
of his museum, 985—991.
Levy, J., a Jew, interesting accountor, 533
Lewes, Mr. Sheriff, petition in 1775 against
Licenses, application for one to kill thieves
Lichfield, customs of, 667.
Lifting, a custom called, 1568.
Lightning.observations on, and fatal eflects
upon a theatre at Venice, 1130, 1132.
Lincoln college, Oxford, the devil looking
over, 1236. .
Lincoln's inn, great fire in, 880.
Lincolnshire, custom in, 894.
Lindians soliciting public subscriptions,
notice of, 1111. . ,
Lindsay, sir D., curious political drama by,
Line, cu.tom of sailors on crossing the,