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the hair, and the drawing evidently not LORD CARRICK ( ) was lately benighted European. Here also a coarse print of the at Seatoller, and got a night's lodging at tree of Fortune; she is shaking the tree, Fishers; the good woman put him in her standing in it, and men below catching what own bed, and he expressed himself perfalls, bags of money, axes, balters, wives, fectly delighted at seeing that rural con&c. Home by Mosedale, under Carrack tentment and happiness which, till now, he Fell, Bowskell Fell, and Souter Fell to had only heard of. In the morning, he said Threlkeld.
how well he had slept, &c. : “ I have slept in many houses," said he, “but never was more hospitably entertained, and in all my
life I never slept under so fine a quilt. I Cumbrian Customs, soc.
have been trying to find out what manuIt was believed that any married woman factory it is, but all to no purpose; in all whose married name was the same as her my life I never saw anything like it, nor so maiden one, might prescribe at hazard for fine." “ Lord help ye,” says the old dame, the hooping (here called the king) cough, “ manufactory indeed! I made it myself; and that be the prescription what it would, 'tis patch work, bits of the children's gowns, its success was certain. The same held good and of my own that I sowed together.” of a person riding on a piebald horse. Jackson being once so mounted, was stopt by a As the oat harvest was carrying home, I man with this salutation, “ Honest friend of saw yesterday two carts, with each a scare a pyebald horse, tell me what's good for crow stuck in it, ghastly figures enough, the king cough ?"
looking, at a little distance, just as one
should wish to see Joseph Bonaparte make APPLE or pear laking’ is still practised ;
his entrance into Madrid. — Sept. 18th, last week there was one at Portinscale. It
1808. is merely this, whoever has either fruit to sell and cannot readily find a market, pro- St. Crispin, October 25th, is kept here claims an apple laking, that is, a dance to
by the shoemakers. Masters and men go out which all who like go, and every one paying
hunting, and have a supper of “ roast goose threepence, fourpence, or sixpence, receives
and such like" on their return. They rest in return a proportioned number of apples.
from work on this day, because they say Christ rested on his way to Calvary at a
shoemaker's stall. This evening (1808), a The Borrowdale people used formerly to
boy who followed them out, has been stormcome down every summer and clear away
struck, and was brought home to all appearthe bar at the junction of the Greta and
It Derwent, in the latter river. Philosopher
ance dead; he is, however, restored.
began to rain about nine in the morning, Banks, just dead, remembered to have been
and so heavy a storm I scarcely ever reat this work, which prevented foods.
member, as has been raging without inter
mission till this time (seven o'clock). The The fiddlers at Ambleside used to play floods are already very deep. before the people as they came out of church on Christmas day, and so go round the THERE is a shaft called the Wad? hole parish.
near White Water Dash. Foxes frequent
it. 'LAKE v. to play. Sax. lucan ludere. Mæs. Got. laikan, exultare. Piers Ploughman, layke. -LAKING, s. a plaything. BROCKETT's Gloss. ? Wad is the Cumbrian name for black-lead.
J. W.W. A wud-pencil is a black-lead pencil. -J. W. W.
Appleby is one of the prettiest towns makers at work; the fields, some covered I ever saw; a long wide street of steep with newly fallen grass, others with the bay ascent, with the market house at bottom, in cocks, and yet the grass which had been and church behind it, and the castle at the just cut, brightly green. It was very hot; top. The keep is ancient, and has merely that house with the old sycamores, which been kept in repair ; most of the other parts we see on the left before us in descending are little more than a century old. There into the vale, appeared an enviable spot, so are the pictures of the Earl of Cumberland delightful did their deep shade appear ! (George, in Elizabeth's days), and his fa- Very, very hot; not a breath of air, and the mily; and several of the famous Countess flies followed us all up the side of Wanof Pembroke. And there is the earl's ar- thwaite, to the very highest point; henceforth mour, a beautiful suit inlaid with gold. We I will carry a fan. The great mogul himwere surprised at its apparent shortness, self, if he travelled here, must be his own which I explained to my own satisfaction | fly-flapper. We obtained an accession of by observing that it exceeds the breadth of these tormentors in passing a party of kine, the human figure, but not its heighth. It is many of whom had got within a sheepfold very fine to walk on the terrace of this cas- for the sake of its little shade; the flies tle, with the Eden below, and see the rooks' seemed to prefer man-flesh to beef. Certes nests on a level with you, so steep is the a gig might travel this road. Saddleback declivity.
is seen to more advantage hence than from Brougham castle is a very fine ruin, and any other point; its deep ravines, with all the view from it of the near junction of the the strongest colourings of light and shade. Eden and Lowther, with Carlton (Wallace's Skiddaw assumes a new form. Down Mahouse), and its park, exceeding beautiful. terdale is very fine; to come up it is far
WORKINGTON. In the church is a large Araforce, one or two deer are lost altar-piece, painted by a man of the town. every year; being accustomed to cross the On the first Sunday that it was opened, the Beck, they attempt it when the torrent is people were greatly surprised to recognize too strong, and are carried down the fall. one another's portraits, which the artist, Poor Charles got one of his bilious atunknown to them, had adopted for his fi- tacks. I was obliged to leave him in bed, gures; two ladies of the place were the and went with Richards and a boy, whom angels. The poor man's hopes were disap- | Luff' sent to guide us up Place Fell, to Angle pointed! they were not gratified at being Tarn. The ascent commands Paterdale. thus immortalized by an unskilful hand, and The Tarn is about two and a half miles from he probably made the picture worse by en- Paterdale. We guest it at about a mile deavouring to destroy the likenesses. round. It has two islands, and a peninsula,
The organist has lately been dismissed ; which, from many points of view, appears and in consequence, the organ has been in- like a third. The shores are not high, but jured by some of his friends.
finely formed, and you see the mountains Workington is a very ugly town, and above them, forming as it were a second might have been a very fine one.
boundary, with an outline very similar in
form. About two miles or something less July 20th, 1809. Turough Materdale to Hayes Water, lying under High Street ; with Danvers to Paterdale. Scarcely ever its shape a cove intersected by a straight did I see any thing so fine as the Vale of St. line, beautifully clear. Luff told us, after John's. Wanthwaite, and that whole range we returned, what he should have told us was in deep shade (seven o'clock). Naddle before, that at the head are a number of and the valley in bright sunshine; the hay- | small cones, perfectly formed, and covered
with grass ; but in what manner formed he dale home, we up beside the Tarn, and over could not possibly tell, though they were,
the hawseto Grasmere. as he thought, manifestly works of nature; I noticed a gate of wise construction; for and that part of its beach consists of fine want of hinges, an upright pole passed sand. Down the gill to Heartshope; a through a hole in a projecting stone at top, lovely gill, where there are as fine baths and it was at Heartshope,--and it fastened by shoots of water from the rock, or rather of running a wooden spiggot into a hole in rock which throw off the water, as can any a rock, or great stone. where be seen. At Heartshope, some of the Saturday 22nd. Through Langdale, and finest cottages in this country, with their over the Stake. Slate quarry. The dripold balconies, perfect posadas in appear-pings of the rock have formed a black and
Danvers better when we returned ; | sunless pool. Long-dale it is indeed! on indeed, quite recovered. We drank tea in the summit we lost the path, and did not reLuff's garden; a fine yew which he found cover it till we were nearly down. They lay lying on the ground, where it had remained ropes under the hay, and bear it off in that twelvemonths, he hoisted up, and it re- manner; or on a horse, as much as he can covered, and is now flourishing. Clarkson bear, and the ropes hold. and Tilbrook arrived after tea.
July 21st. An old man above eighty was Saturday, August 19th. Walked home our guide up Helvellin ; his hands shook, from Lowther; breakfast with Thomas his voice faltered, but his feet were firm, Wilkinson. He showed me Yanwith Hall. and he walked up better than I could fol- Its smaller tower inclined so far from the low him. Up Glenriddel
, to Capel Cove perpendicular, that it must soon have fallen. Tarn, which lies under Catchedicam; we
The present Lord Lonsdale was very deascended to the right of the Tarn, a steep sirous of preserving it; a huge machine for ascent, but the easiest, then walked along pulling it back from its inclination was made the summit, and then ascended the ridge of ready, and the side opposite was undermined. another eminence, which seemed a fearful | The workmen now began to be alarmed, and road till we got at it, when it was perfectly were afraid to use the powers which had safe. Got up IIelvellin, the point so called, been prepared, when somebody cried out then upon Brown Cove Head. Catchedi- that the wall was moving, though with a cam, which is next in order, we left to the motion almost imperceptible; it was soon, left, Red Tarn below, and Stridingedge on however, ascertained that this was the case, its right, a fearful place. We looked down and in the course of the night it settled on the spot were the bones of poor Gough' completely upright, in such a manner that were found.
Saw a little Tarn above the it may now last for ages. upper end of Thirlmere. On, till Grisdale Crossed the Emont by a foot-bridge, from Tarn appears below us, the largest of all on whence there is a sweet view of Yaworth. Helvellin; a very slippery descent to it, and We took shelter from the rain with one here we left our guide, he going down Gris- Dawson, who owns that little white very
neat house with the clipt yew tree before it, 1 The history of his loss the reader will find two miles on this side Penrith. He supin WORDSWORTH's Fidelity
plies his house with water from a rising “A barking sound the Shepherd hears,
ground about 100 yards off. A plumber, A cry as of a Dog or Fox,” &c.
thirty years since, laid him a small leaden And in those other well-known lines“ We climbed the dark brow of the mighty
? The same as hals, i.e. a neck. A very comHelvellyn,” &c.
mon name in Cumberland and Westmoreland, J. W. W.
J. W. W.
pipe for five groats a yard, exclusive of sol- waters. We staid half an hour listening to dering, which cost about sixteen shillings it. The children were very much impressed. more, and this has lasted excellently well. It was the more extraordinary, as there had The water is conveyed into a large stone been no thaw, and the night had been secistern, or small tank, in the dairy,—fine, vere. It was between eight and nine o'clock. soft, beautiful water, and from there it flows through an old gun-barrel pipe into a trough
At Nottingham, the streets are paved of stone, likewise on the outside, for out of with Bödern stones, which the higher classes door purposes; close to the inner cistern, is pronounce Bolder. A boy who takes up a a sink, so that the dairy is thus kept always large stone says, I'll throw a Böder at you, cool and clean. What is remarkable, (be.
St. John's Church. Joseph Dixon's sides this excellent contrivance, which was
book of psalm tunes had a picture on it of projected by the owner himself, a plain Cumberland peasant), is, that this never failing written below.
Windsor Castle, with Patent Windsor Soap stream seems to indicate changes of weather, for before all changes, either for fine weather Joseph GLOVER was born at Watenlath, or rain, instead of flowing freely, it comes and from the age of eight till twelve, when drop by drop.
he left it, used every day to go to the church
in Borrowdale to school, three miles distant Black lead has been found in the Colonel's
over the mountain, in all weather, Harrison, Island, and it had been buried there some
who had then the living and the school, was thirty or forty years ago, when a regular
a very old man. Glover was the only boy trade in stealing it was carried on.
from Watenlath, and could have had no In one place, by the Emont, there is the schooling unless he went there. The master black currant growing wild.
used to let him go away earlier than the rest
of the boys. The house in which he was A woman, at the foot of Crossfels, said, born is now fallen entirely to ruins. I make when I enquired the road for some distance this memorial of Glover with some interest. forward, “ 'Twould be mystical for me to The man is a carpenter and joiner here in
the way," meaning that it was too Keswick, and I should say, very much out intricate for me to comprehend her. of his proper place, if such a man could be
out of place any where. But a more inge1st Feb. 1814. I Heard the ice thunders? nious or a more inquiring man I have selthis morning. Edith and Herbert com- dom seen, nor one more ready and alert pared it to the howling of wild beasts. It
upon all occasions with his best services; was neither like thunder nor the sound of
nor with whom, had his situation in life the wind, but a long, moaning, melancholy permitted, I should have been upon more sound, rising and dying away, beyond mea- familiar terms. sure mournful; and to any one crossing the ice, inexpressibly awful and appalling. Every In the reign of King John, Richard Gilnow and then came a crash, and a splash of pin was enfeoffed in the lordship of Kent
mere Hall, by the Baron of Kendal, for his ' Wordsworth alludes to the same sound singular deserts both in peace and war. in the Prelude
This is that R. G. who slew the wild boar “From under Esthwaite's splitting fields of ice that, raging in the mountains adjoining, as The pent up air, struggling to free itself, sometimes did that of Erimanthus, had much Gave out to meadow-grounds and hills a loud Protracted yelling, like the noise of wolves
endammaged the country people; whence Howling in troops along the Bothnic main.” it is that the Gilpins in their coat arms,
B. i. p. 25.-J. W. W give the boar."—Life of BERNARD G.
Feb. 10, 1819. This morning a cock- | always much disturbed and provoked at roach was found in the mouse-trap, where paying the income tax. it had picked the bones of the tail, and eaten out both the eyes of a mouse, which had
WHEN Wordsworth was a boy, a saying been taken in the night. This reminds me was remembered among the people, that of what happened in the West Indies, in time was when a squirrel could have gone the ship with my brother. A boy who slept from Crow Park to Wytheburn Chapel, withon deck barefooted, had the callus eaten off out touching the ground.? both his heels by the cockroaches, so that for some time he was not able to walk.
“ WHILST the villains of Low Furness
were employed in all the useful arts of agriMarch 21, 1819. A RAT-CATCHER tells me
culture, the woodlanders of High Furness that the white rat from Greenland has found
were charged with the care of the flocks and its way into this country. He caught twelve herds, which pastured the verdant side of at Edinburgh, (I think). They are larger the fells, to guard them from the wolves than the Norway rat,-measuring eighteen
which lurked in the thickets below; and in inches from the nose to the extremity of the winter to browse them with the tender tail, but they are not so fierce.
sprouts and sprigs of the hollies and ash. A.D. 1819. Many hundred sycamore This custom has never been discontinued seeds are now shooting up upon
green in High Furness, and the holly trees are before the parlour window, the winter hav- carefully preserved for that purpose, where ing been so uncommonly mild that it has all other wood is cleared off; and large killed nothing. I never before remember tracts of common pasture are so covered to have seen any of these seeds growing
with these trees as to have the appearance there, though they must have been scatter- of a forest of hollies. At the shepherd's ed there equally every autumn. If the place call the flock surround the holly bush, and were deserted here, there would be a self- receive the croppings at his hand, which sown grove. And how many such must be they greedily nibble up, and bleat for more. produced in a winter like this.
A stranger unacquainted with this practice
would imagine the holly bush to have been A.D. 1815. By Mr. Leathes's I heard a stuttering cuckoo, - whose note was cuc
sacred among the fellanders of Furness.
The mutton so fed has a remarkable fine cuckoo-cuccuckoo; after three or four of
flavour.” — West's Antiquities of Furness, which he brought out the word rightly.?
A.D. 1774. A MAN who worked for us was nettleproof. He would apply them to his face,
“In former times, when salt was procured and put them into his bosom, without feel
from sea sand, by pouring water on it, and ing the sting
then boiling down the water to a salt, grants
of sand from the lord of the manor were Miss Grisdale knows a single woman in
common on the sea coast.”—Ibid. p. 191. this country who succeeded unexpectedly to £70,000. The only change she made in “The place near Ulverston where Martin her mode of life was, to use lump sugar in Swart encamped, when he landed with Mac her tea, and to drink it out of a china cup Lambert, Simnel, and the Flemish troops, instead of a crockery one. But she was is called Swartmoor to this day. There is
a tradition that Sir Thomas Broughton did | The old child's rhyme says“ In the month of June,
? WORDSWORTH, I think, has mentioned the He alters his tune,'
fact in his Poems, and SOUTHEY in his Colloand it is quite true.-J. W.W.
quies.-J. W. W.