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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 restiffly 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 1s. 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

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

Loudon says in his Arboretum, &c., “ The lime, !“ All that are born therein, have an harsh however, is represented by Turner as growing and wratling 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.

A cannon foundry in the inidst 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 wbich 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."


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 bailstones 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'orerland, 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, p. 139.

a certificate of vaccination is required in DenWhen the church was repaired in 1810 the mark previous to Confirmation.-J. W. W. offin was found, Lord Campbell says,

3 In the part of Shropshire adjoining the frush, with the name of Lord Chancellor Jeffries Stiperstones the burst is called Tue INUNDAeseritud upon it." - J. W. W.

tion to this day. I lived in the neighbourhood,

ti still

(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 13s. 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, hy 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 land, also excellent fishing, an extensive

so suddenly, that the oats were covered with cover for game, and numerous packs of fox

snow before they could be gathered. Next hounds, harriers, &c.: it is half an hour's spring when the snow melted, they were

found uninjured, and were cut and gathered ride from one of the first cities, and not far

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 bad fifteen days preceding the sale, of Mr. And morning, from the wool of which, after pass

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.

NEARLY 6000 tons of lead are produced appeared. A number of persons got into yearly by the Greenwich Hospital mines; boats and barges on the Thames, thinkabout 34,000 in the British dominions; not ing the water the safest place. South Sea more than 50,000 in the world, and of this and India stock fell. A captain of a not less than 5000 is manufactured here into Dutch ship threw all his powder into the small shot! 10,000 used in pigments and in river, that the ship might not be endanglazing. — Greenwich Report of lines and gered. At noon after the comet had apRoads, 1823.

peared, it is said that more than one hundred

clergymen were ferried over to Lambeth, to 1811. A Flight of birds, supposed to be request that proper prayers might be preflamingos, seen at Banberg at midsummer.

pared, there being none in the church serSome flamingos had lately been seen near vice. People believed that the day of judg. Strasburgh.

ment was at hand, and acted some on this

belief, more as if some temporary evil was Before the marriage act, husbands as

to be expected. On the Thursday, more well as clergymen were always in waiting at

than 7000 kept mistresses were publicly and the frequented chapels, for such ladies as wished to become femmes courertes. They

legally married. There was a prodigious

run on the bank, and Sir Gilbert Heathcote, regularly changed their names at each mar

at that time the head director, issued orders riage, and so were married fifty or one hun

to all the fire offices in London, requiring dred times over. The lady received a cer

them to keep a good look out, and have a tificate of marriage, which was her object,

particular eye upon the Bank of England. and the parties never saw each other afterwards. Yet the removal of these abomina- | - Panorama, vol. 3. p. 1095. tions was inveighed against as a violent | Hadley's calculation, within sixty semi-dia

The comet of 1680 passed, according to infringement of liberty !

meters of the earth's orbit, November 11th; A Beggar in Moorfields used daily to have and if at that time the earth had been at a penny given him by a merchant on his way

that part of her orbit, what the consequences to the Exchange. The penny was withheld,

might have been none can tell. and the appearance of the merchant mani.

It is now supposed that comets are of subfested his embarrassment and distress. The tile substance, their nucleus being nothing beggar at length spoke to him, offered him

more than a conglomeration of vapours of a loan of £500, and another of the same sum

very little density, so little, perhaps, as to if it were required. It re-established his

be transparent. The first comet of 1770 affairs.

passed and repassed through the very midA shoeblack who employed six or eight

dle of the satellites of Jupiter, without ocpair of hands in his cellar, had £2000 stock.

casioning among them the slightest disorder Á milkman from a cellar in Holborn pur

(i.e. apparent disorder). Such a body might chased a landed estate, on which he retired

very possibly be an incipient world, just to live like a squire. And a Billingsgate

passed its gaseous state, and which is to defishwoman gave her daughter £10,000.- rive solidity from the precipitation and conPanorama, vol. x. p. 881.

densation of the matter surrounding it.

That of 1811 was 32 millions of geograA.D. 1712. Whiston predicted that the phical miles from the earth in its nearest comet would appear on Wednesday 14th approach. Its nucleus in diameter 860 October, at five minutes after five in the miles, its tail 800,000 in length.— Ibid. morning, and that the world would be destroyed by fire on the Friday following. The resident members at Oxford, May His reputation was high, and the comet 27th, 1811, were 1015.

Since the year 1782, no person hanged | (called St. Catharine's wheel) in their mouths from Appleby assizes; a good proof of the from their nativity, do cure divers diseases general morals of the country, but also of with their breath or spittle, without any its scanty population. And also to be re- medicine or charm, and their practice is almembered that it has become a point of lowed by the inquisition as void of witchhonour to keep up this character ; and when craft or superstition, and approved also by a man was beyond all shadow of doubt guilty Navarre and other Spanish canonists as a of having fired at his neighbour, with intent supernatural gift of God.”—FITZHERBERT, to kill him, an Appleby jury returned a ver- Concerning Policy and Religion, p. 180. dict of not guilty ; because they said in private, as the murder had not been committed, Greig or Gleig, one of the agriculturists, it was a pity to hang the man.

was describing Holkham to me at Woburn.

“The person who built it had been in Italy, Meux has one porter tun which holds

and planned it so that there should be in 4,500 barrels, 4 hogsheads, 24 tuns, con- that house every thing that was necessary, taining in all 35,000 barrels.

and voluptuous, and right." I wrote down

the happy sentence immediately in my The old Joe Millar of the nobleman and

tables. his tailor — " Made your breeches, Sir, Major Brydges"—may be instanced to shew

The art of Megalantropogenesié — the the difficulty and looseness of the English French have a treatise upon it. pronunciation.

HOWELL Davies, who was Whitefield's David SANDS, the Quaker preacher, was

Welsh coadjutor, walking one Sunday mornexercising his functions in a family at New-ing to preach, was accosted by a clergyman castle, as the spirit moved, when at the close

on horseback, who was on the same errand, of his discourse he turned to the lady of the

and who complained of the unprofitable house, and said, “The mistress of this family drudgery of his profession, saying he could will do well to set her affairs in order, for before twelve months are past, the eldest preaching. The Welshman replied that he

never get more than half-a-guinea for daughter will be called upon to perform the for his part was content to preach for a part of a mother to her sisters." The lady crown. This so offended the mounted priest was in perfect health, and though this greatly that he upbraided him for disgracing his distressed and disquieted her through the

cloth. Perhaps, said Davies, you will hold year, is living still after seven or eight have

me still cheaper when I inform you that I elapsed, -and the daughter retains so strong

am going nine miles to preach, and have and just an abhorrence of this presumptuous only seven pence in my pocket to bear my and mischievous fanatic, that she has turned back from the meeting house when she saw

expenses out and in.

But the crown for

which I preach is a crown of glory. that David Sands was there. The Quakers hate priests, and exclaim

A PERson in Cheshire gave to the Misagainst a priesthood ; yet never were any sionary collections £1.3s. 6d. the produce of people more completely priest-ridden.

two cherry trees; and promised their an“I am assured that in Spain there are a

nual profit from that time forth. kind of men called Saludadores,' who having for the most part a mark or sign of a wheel, try applicable to Quaker preaching. “I

What Hobbes says of invocations in poeSaludador is the Spanish name for a quack.

can imagine no cause, but a reasonless imiJ. W.W.

tation of custom, - of a foolish custom, by

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