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there, covered with pepper and salt cloth, | the water beautifully clear. Wharfdale, a the back being about three feet and a half fine prospect below. We saw an iron gate high, five long, and six inches thick. A near this pretty village. brazen chandelier in the room, the part above the candles perfectly blackened with AFTER the Norman conquest, Harold's smoke. Clothstretchers about the town. mother Gytha, and the wives of many good
men with her, went to the Steep Holme BETWEEN Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale (Bradanreolice)—is this rightly translated ? one alehouse has on its sign " Good ale to- - and there abode some time, and thence morrow for nothing." Barns along the road went over sea to St. Omers.-Saxon Chroremarkably substantial and good.
nicle, p. 268. INGLETON.-Handles of the bells shaped
1584. Sir John Yonge, of Bristol, sends like anchors. Single church not a mile from the town ; when we passed there was Rocks, to be used in a device in a chamber
Lord Burghley stones from St. Vincent's a light in it, and four bells were ringing.
at Theobald's.—LANSDOWNE MSS. No. 43, There had been three manufactories in the
14. town, two of cotton, and the third of tow? but they had all been given up,—which an
Dec. 18, 1737. “ Tuis day, according old man who told us this thought better for
to annual custom, bread and cheese were the people of the neighbourhood. The
thrown from Paddington steeple to the pomountains are table-formed. Before Settle
pulace, agreeable to the will of two women, you leave an old road on the left. Its
who were relieved there with bread and very characteristic object: cheese when they were almost starved; and theground hereabout park-like. Ebbing and Providence afterwards favouring them, they flowing well. Long church at Giggleswick; left an estate in that parish to continue the the schoolmaster's salary here has risen from
custom for ever on that day.” — London £50 to £1000. Proctor' born at Settle, but
Magazine, 1737, p. 705. very little known there, though we inquired of his own relations at the inn. An old
FONTHILL, then called Funtell, belonged market-house, a pillar like a pelourinho,
to Lord Cottington, and Garrard thus deand stocks.
scribes it in one of his letters to Strafford.
1637. “ It is a noble place both for seat Ar Skipton there was a print of the
and all things about it, downs, pastures, Short-horned Bull Patriot, engraved by Wil
arable, woods, water, partridges, pheasants, liam Ward, engraver extraordinary to their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and fish, a good house of freestone, much better
for some additions he hath newly made to Duke of York.
it; for he hath built a stable of stone, the When we were at Witham Common,
third in England, Petworth and BurleighSeptember, 1815, they were foddering the on-the-Hill only, exceed it; also a kitchen
which is fairer and more convenient than cows for want of grass, and brought all the water for sixty horses from a mile distance, any I have seen in England anywhere. such had been the drought. In the north
£2000 land a-year he hath about it; and we had had rain enough.
whilst I was there his park-wall of square
white stone, a dry wall, only coped at the Batus at Ilkley high up the hill, and top, was finished, which cost him setting up
£600 a mile, but it is but three miles about. i Thomas Proctor, the sculptor, is alluded to.
The finest hawking-place in England, and J. W. W. wonderful store of partridges, which is his
chiefest delight when he is there."-STRAF- and he at last found a schoolfellow, rather FORD Letters, vol. 2, p. 118.
younger, who appears to have been as ro
mantic as himself. These two worthies last TUNBRIDGE Castle. The inclosure turned week, after packing up their wardrobes, and into a vineyard by its owner, Mr. Hooker, securing a pistol, powder, and shot, to furand the walls spread with fruit; and the nish themselves with game, actually set out mount on which the keep stood, planted in on their pilgrimage, and were some miles the same way.
He sometimes makes eigh- west of Hexham before one of the persons teen sour hogsheads, and is going to disrobe employed to seek the fugitives overtook and the “ ivy-mantled towers," because it har- brought them back.” bours birds.-H. WALPOLE's Letters, vol. 1, A. D. 1752.
A Mad Welshman, in BEAUMONT and
FLETCHER's Pilgrim, says“ Within a mile or less of Bristol city, | “The organs at Rixum? were made by rethere is a navigable river that runs for about velations, two or three miles between two prodigious There is a spirit blows and blows the bellows, high rocks of hard stone, (supposed by some And then they sing."-Act iv. sc. 3. to be as high as the Monument in Fish
This Welshman "ran mad because a rat Street-Hill,) just as though it was cut out
eat up his cheese." by art.” Query. Your opinion whether that river
MARBLE discovered at Dent by two upwas the product of nature or of art!
right slabs set up as a stile in the churchBritish Apollo, vol. 2, p. 600. yard, which in process of time were polished
by those who rubbed against them in passIn a mere near unto Staffordshire, ing through. small eels, about the thickness of a straw, abound so much about a set time in sum
BIBLE Society.— Book worship substimer, lying on the top of the water as thick
tuted for idol-worship by the Jews, Hereas motes are said to be in the sun, that tics, and Moslems. many of the poorer sort of people that in
Catholics in Ireland and England, how habit near to it take such eels out of this they have acted. mere with sieves or sheets, and make a kind
Spectacle Society desiderated, and of of eel-cake of them, and eat it like as
course to follow. bread.”—Iz. WALTON, p. 188.
It will soon be a question whether the
Bible be created or uncreated. “ A boy about twelve years of age, belonging to most respectable parents at
The Admiralty has ordered that one North Shields, was during the summer taken to Gilsland Wells by a near relation. Common Prayer, shall be allowed to every
Bible, one Testament, and four Books of The scenery pleased his youthful imagina
mess of eight men in the navy. The books tion to such a degree, that he formed the
are to be in charge of the purser, to be freromantic notion of making a plantation in that neighbourhood the place of his resi- quently mustered, and considered as sea
store. dence for life, where he designed to build the naval hospitals.
A proportion is also allowed to all a hut to screen him from the winter's blast. On his return home he used every endea
G.G.S. from Birmingham, suggests “mevour to raise money, in which he in some degree succeeded. His next care was to 'i.e. Wrexham. The pronunciation is pretty select a brother hermit to accompany him, much the same to this day.-J. W.W.
thods by wliich generous persons in mid- | broke, “ you know I don't believe the Bible dling circumstances, during these trying to be a divine revelation ; but they who do times, may keep up their charitable sub- can never defend it on any principle but the scriptions :—First, by selling all or most of doctrine of grace. To say truth, I have their jewels, trinkets, hoarded coins, &c. at times been almost persuaded to believe Secondly, by leaving off or diminishing the it upon this view of things, — and there is use of wine, spirituous liquors, tobacco, and one argument which has gone very far with snuff. Thirdly, by decreasing expenses ;- me, which is, that the belief of it now exists there are professors who keep carriages or upon earth, when it is committed to the care horses, some of which they could do very of such as you, who pretend to believe it well without. And lastly, by disusing the and yet deny the only principles on which expensive custom of treating parties at din- it is defensible.” ner or supper. Here I must also add that Madan relates this as communicated to if reputable persons would restrict their bim by a person to whom Bolingbroke refamilies during this season to the use of ported the conversation. cheap provisions; they would thereby have more to spare for the poor.”—Evangelical SECESsion of the Baptists from the EvanMagazine, March 1813.
gelical Magazine, because in A Concise View
of the Present State of Evangelical Religion “ Tuis opinion of Inspiration, called throughout the World, which the Editors adcommonly Private Spirit, begins very often mitted “without making themselves responfrom some lucky finding of an error gene- sible for every sentiment they contain," — rally held by others; and not knowing, (for thus they premised),—this sentence ocor not remembering by what conduct of curred :—“ The Particular Baptists have reason they came to so singular a truth (as greatly enlarged their numbers, not perhaps they think it, though it be many times an
so much from the world by awakenings of untruth they light on), they presently ad- conscience in new converts, as from the difmire themselves, as being in the special ferent congregations of Dissenters and Megrace of God Almighty, who hath revealed thodists." This was complained of by the the same to them supernaturally, by His Baptist Brethren. The Editors took the Spirit.”—HOBBES, p. 36.
subject into consideration, and came to this
resolution :-“ That the Editors having reSECTARIANISM of the wilder sort-like considered the paragraph complained of, are love
by no means convinced that it contains any que siempre en estas materias
mistake in point of fact; and they are fur
ther of opinion, that recurring to the subaquello que no se sabe es aquello que mas prenda.”
ject in the Magazine can have no possible
good effect.” Upon this the secession folD. Franc. de Roxas. Los Vandos | lowed; and the Editors in announcing it, de Verona.
say—“ While it is painful to separate from
brethren whoin we respect and love,—we A DIGNITARY of the Church is said to feel ourselves liberated from the restraint have found Bolingbroke reading Calvin's which our connection with them laid upon Institutes, and being asked his opinion of us, to refrain from all observations in favour the book, to have replied,—“ We do not of Infant Baptism, which we firmly mainthink upon such topics: we teach the plain tain, in common with our fellow-Christians doctrines of virtue and morality, and have in general throughout the world. To this long laid aside those abstruse points about important subject, therefore, we shall occagrace." “ Look you, Doctor," said Boling- / sionally recur; and endeavour to defend
our practice as freely as others oppose “ Without steadiness, and direction to at the same time by no means ranking it some end, a great fancy is one kind of madwith the essentials of vital religion, or treat- ness; such as they have, that, entering into ing those of a contrary spirit with asperity." any discourse, are snatched from their pur
The sale of the Evangelical Magazine is pose by every thing that comes in their stated in this notice to exceed 20,000. thought, into so many and so long digresMore than eighty poor widows of evangeli- sions and parentheses, that they utterly lose cal ministers were annually assisted with themselves. Which kind of folly I know sums of four or five pounds from its profits. no particular name for.”—Ibid. 33. In this manner, since its commencement in 1793, £6000 bad been distributed, besides
A TAME crow at a public-house in Swallseveral hundreds to missions.
well, Durham, bred there from a young one.
It used to fly at large during the fine seaAFTER Lord Exmouth's victory, some
son, and return in winter. Sometimes, in British speculators sent bricks and tiles to summer,
it would visit the village, perch Algiers, expecting to find a sure market for in the trees, and come down to take meat them, in a city which had, as they supposed,
or bread from those who offered it to their been battered to pieces.
old acquaintance. It would alight upon
their shoulder, and take the food from the Revival of religion at Bristol in Rhode hand. Island. - Evangelical Magazine, January
* Names of Gooseberries, at the Annual 1813, p. 30.
Gooseberry Show, held at the house of Mr.
Robert Huxley, Sign of the Angel, Chester. “ Wanted, in the vicinity of Cavendish
Mr. Blead's, — Creeping Ceres, Square, an improver in the millinery and
Glory of England, dress-making business. If seriously dis
Apollo, posed, the more desirable.” Is this an in
Colossus, ventor of fashions ?-Ibid. Feb. 1813.
Golden Lion, “Sirran," said an old Scotch minister to Mr. Cooper's, Worthington's Conqueror, Mr. Halyburton when a boy, “unsanctified
Somach's Victory, learning has done much mischief to the kirk
Bell's Farmer, of God."
Game-Keeper, “Of all discourse, governed by desire of
Green Goose, knowledge, there is at last an end; either by attaining, or by giving over.”—HOBBES,
White Bear, Leviathan, p. 30. At Cateaton Street we had not this consolation in view !
Yellow Seedling “ Last of all, men, vehemently in love Mr. Huxley's,—Royal Sovereign. with their own new opinions, (though never so absurd), and obstinately bent to main- GRYFF. LLOYD had two hunters, whose tain them, gave those their opinions also names were Heretick and Beelzebub. that reverenced name of conscience, as if they would have it seem unlawful to change The London bills of mortality for 1812 or speak against them; and so pretend to enumerate 1550 of old age ; 4942 of conknow they are true, when they know at sumption ; 3530 convulsions; 1287 smallmost but that they think so."—Ibid. 31. pox ; 4 of grief ; 1 of leprosy.
In 1811 only one single case of small-pox | he had a good bellyfull in the late race, and at Copenhagen,-such had been the progress it must be owned in his favour, he ran very of vaccination.
truly to it.”
“ Diamond is in the second degree from At Mr. Mummery's academy, near the Herod ; Hambletonian from Eclipse. The seven mile stone, Lower Edmonton, young Herods are in general hard and stout; the gentlemen are boarded and educated at Eclipses, jadish, speedy, and uncertain.” twenty-six guineas per annum, including washing. For the accommodation of those
1799. The Hambletonian and Diamond parents who may be desirous of sending of their day, Sandy-o'er-the-lee, a few years their daughters to the same school with since the property of Mr. Baird at Newtheir sons, Mrs. Mummery takes young hythe, and Whitelegs, about the same peladies on the same terms."
riod belonging to Sir Hedworth Williamson,
Baronet; horses by which, at a moderate Mary BATEMAN, the Taunton witch.
computation, their owners may be supposed * " For, as for witches," says Hobbes, “I to have realized £5000 a-piece, are at this think not that their witchcraft is any real
time running together in one of the dilipower, but yet that they are justly punished gences between Glasgow and Edinburgh. for the false belief they have, that they can do such mischief, joined with their pur- “ As a sportsman, I cannot but congrapose to do it if they can ;-their trade being tulate you, and all true lovers of the British nearer to a new religion than to a craft or
turf, upon the late evident increase of the science.”—Leviathan, p. 7.
noble and heroic sport of horse-racing." A MAN and woman, for coining, were FITNESS of having summer and winter hanged at the same time with Patch the apartments in great houses. murderer.
ABSURDITY of verandas in the streets of “ Caution to officers going abroad, and to sportsmen in general. Whereas the Pa- | London, and by the side of its dusty roads. tent Elastic Anticra Enodros Absorbent
HEDGE-HOG crocus pots. Military Fulax Kleistrow will be ready for inspection in a few days. And as whenever talents are on the tapis, imbecillity and ava
“ On Saturday, January 1, 1814, will be rice are ever on the wateh, this is solely to published, continued weekly, at Swansea, caution those persons whose ardent imagi
a provincial newspaper, in the Welsh lannations might lead them to support those guage, under the title of Seren Gomer.” servile and illiberal imitations which we have no doubt will be offered to the public.”
“ St. Paul's, Covent-Garden, Dec. 24,
1813. “ Whereas many of the sepulchral -Courier, Dec. 28, 1813.
stones and buildings in the above church“ It was a good race, the winner being into a very ruinous and dilapidated state;
yard are, through the lapse of time, fallen much spurred." “ As for whipping such a dishonest brute families and friends of those to whom such
notice is hereby respectfully given to the as Hambletonian, it would answer no end but to make him swerve, or bolt, or pro- propriated, that unless the same shall be put
sepulchral conveniences may have been apbably stop him outright; but of spurring into decent repair within the space of three ' I have noticed before the great care taken
months from this time, they must be conon this head. See suprà, p. 394.
sidered as exclusively the property of the