Зображення сторінки

sorting to them alternately, and paying their Shields would become the port town, if corn tithe to the rectors, and Easter dues Newcastle had not a privilege, that no comto the vicars alternately; but all pay their mon baker or brewer shall set up between assessed taxes to Stainforth.”—Ibid. p. 137. them and the sea.- Ibid. vol. i. p. 233.

Canal coal.-Ibid. vol. i.


278. SCENE on the banks of Ullswater between Dr. May and Mrs. Cockbaine.

It was a superstition concerning Stone

henge (noticed in the history of Allchester), The place at Enstone was called Bushell's " that if they be rubbed and water thrown Wells. Evelyn went to see it in 1664. “This upon them, they will heal any green wound Bushell had been secretary to my Lord Ve- or old sore." rulam. It is an extraordinary solitude. There he had two mummies, and a grot,

Kew Bridge. Londres, vol. 1, p. 320, where he lay in a hammock like an Indian." Est-il vrai? He published a pamphlet respecting his


- Ibid. vol. 3, p. contrivances her and there is a print of them in PLOTT's Oxfordshire.


In York Castle, a collection of instruIn Edward the Sixth's reign, when it was

ments which had been employed by robbers intended to establish a free mart in England, and murderers, brought into court, and dethe mart was to begin after Whitsuntide, posited there by public authority. and to hold on five weeks, “ by which means it shall not let St. James's fair at Bristol, Mr. SenHouse's grandfather colonized nor Bartholomew fair at London." These the Solway Firth with good oysters, and then were the two great English fairs. they bred there, --but as the population of Burnet's Reform. vol. ii. part ii. p. 79. Maryport (which he founded) increased, the

people destroyed them. The introduction of railroads in the north

He was the first gentleman in Cumberof England, which were at first all made of land who sashed his windows. wood, destroyed the New Forest, the colliers carrying wood back. So difficult is it About 1600, some strollers were playing to manage concerns of this kind, that the late at night at a place called Perin (Pengovernment's own wood from the forest, ryn?) in Cornwall, when a party of Spaniwhen delivered at Portsmouth docks, was ards landed the same night, unsuspected found to cost 4s. 6d. per load more than and undiscovered, with intent to take the that which they purchased.

town, plunder it, and burn it. Just as they

entered the players were representing a At Moor Park near Farnham, Sir Wil- battle, and struck up a loud alarm with liam Temple's heart, according to the di

drum and trumpet on the stage, which the rections in his will, was buried in a silver enemy hearing, thought they were discobox under the sun-dial in the garden, op-vered, made some few idle shots, and so posite to the window from whence he used

in a hurly-burly fled to their boats. And to contemplate and admire the glorious thus the townsmen were apprized of their works of nature.

danger, and delivered from it at the same

time.-Heywood, Somers' Tracts, vol. 3, p. Lithgow calls the river Weir, “Dur

599. ham's dallying and circulating consort.” The Cob at Lyme.- Life of Lord Keeper hrey Senhouse, Esq. of Netherhall


Southey's oid and intimate friend, Hum. Guildford, vol. i. p. 228.

J. W. W.


At the Lord William Howard's house at | permit, and I left a direction. The next day Naworth, a hare came and kennelled in his it was sent, with a note, saying the chamber kitchen upon the hearth. Lilly gives this maid had found it under our bed, -which as a note to Mother Shipton's prophecy, was most certainly false. that “the day will come that hares shall kennel on cold hearth-stones.”

We were at Stamford on a fair day in

September. Among other things I observed NEAR Cadbury, in Somersetshire, the a patchwork quilt for sale in the marketWishing Well," where women fill their thim- place. A waggon laden very high with hay bles with the water and drink it, and form went through the crowd in so perilous a their wish. The story is, that a girl of low state that I verily expected every moment degree drinking there one day, wished she it would fall and kill somebody; the hay were mistress of that well and the estate to was so ill fastened that it was swaying from which it belonged, — and ere long the lord side to side. I stopped several persons, and of the estate married her.

made them get into the houses till it passed.

A sudden jolt must have upset it. The Richard II. when his queen died at man knew not what to do when I spoke to Richmond, cursed the place and pulled him. It was in such a state that no person down the palace.

could get upon it to secure it; and to have

let it fall in the town on fair day, would Tillotson was curate at Cheshunt in have blocked up the street. So he went on 1661-2, and lived with Sir Thomas Dacres at all hazards, and by God's mercy cleared at the great house near the church. (?) He the street. prevailed with an old Oliverian soldier, who set up for an Anabaptist preacher there, and Steep roofs in Huntingdonshire. Road preached in a red coat, and was much fol- passes in sight of Huntingdon and St. Nelowed in that place, to desist from that en- ots. Black hospital at Norman Cross. croachment upon the parish minister, and the usurpation of the priest's office, and to At Biggleswade, an old gateway has been betake himself to some honest employment.? | made into a handsome hall as entrance, so Some years afterwards, he and Dr. Stilling that sleepers are not disturbed by carriages fleet hired that house for their summer driving in under them. The stables have residence.

been thrown back, and the stable-yard made

into a garden, like a nunnery garden. The key-stones of the centre arch of the bridge at Henley are ornamented with heads DARTFORD.—List of every kind of costly of the Thames and Isis, in Portland stone, wines at the inn. Churchyard on the hill designed and executed by Mrs. Damer, above the town, farthest from London.

At Grantham a handsome pelourinho. ROCHESTER. - The landlord, as we deI lost my book of the roads here, which I parted, came to apologize for not having left in the sitting room at night, and no in- waited on us in person. He had been fifquiries in the morning could recover it.

teen years, he said, a cripple, with rheuWe made as much stir as my temper would

matic gout.

Not an uncommon superstition in furmer “ Chester boasts of being the burial days. Witness those of Walsingham chapel in place of Henry, a Roman emperor ; who, Norfolk. ? See Bircu's Life of Tillotson, p. 23.

after having imprisoned his carnal and spiJ. W. W. ritual father, Pope Paschal, gave himself up

to penitence, and becoming a voluntary BRAMPTON.- A ruined church about a exile in this country, ended his days in mile from the town, near the banks of the solitary confinement.” Harold, after the Irthing; the chancel yet remains, and the battle of Hastings, where he lost an eye, is burial service is generally read there, most said to have retired to this city also. “The of the inhabitants desiring to be buried in truth of these two circumstances was de- the same ground as their forefathers. About clared (and not before known) by the dying two miles distant, on a rock overhanging confession of each party." — HOARE's Gi- the river Gelt, the “ celebrated" Roman raldus, vol. 2, p. 166. “ The Countess and inscription noticed by Camden. her mother keeping tame deer, presented to the Archbishop three small cheeses made The refuse of collieries called Gobbins2 from their milk : thing which Giraldus in some districts. In Stafford and Derbyhad never seen before."-Ibid.

shire they take fire after some time, unless

the air is excluded. A thin stratum near CHRISTOPHER SMART was at school at the coal, called duns, tow, tawe, or catdirt, Durham, patronized by the Barnard family, heating, swelling, and spontaneously inand after at Raby.

flaming by the contact of air and moisture.

At Donisthorp, Derbyshire, they prevent WARNER (Albion's England), buried at this by casing the Gobbins in walls of temAmwell, which was also a favourite haunt pered clay. of Izaak Walton.

One thousand eight hundred and forty Mickle educated at Langholm.

dozen wheatears (Motacilla Oenanthe)

caught annually about Eastbourne ;3 6d. a Dr. Cotton (The Fire Side) lived at St. dozen the common price. Albans.

SNEINTON, Nottinghamshire, a village cut ALLSTONE MOOR.–Children sent to wash in a rock. lead as soon as they are able. The miners old at thirty, and seldom reach their fiftieth In the bar of an inn at Nottingham, I year. The smoke of the smelting kills the saw a most despicable portrait, painted heath on the hills when the wind blows it and engraved by E. W. Mayking," of George

Osbaldiston, Esq. M. P. in a white jacket

and white hat, with a cricket bat under his A young man, Bateman his name, killed arm, and a standing on a race-ground in himself by fagging at Cambridge, not for the distance. ambition but fear. He used to bind wet towels round his head at night! drink strong KENDAL a quaker-coloured place; picgreen tea, and lest that should not stimulate turesque chimneys there. In the inn the the nervous system sufficiently, took at last rooms on the first floor a very great height to sugar and cold water, which is said to from the street. A strange looking settee irritate still more. -See BARRÉ ROBERT's Letters.

? In Shropshire and Staffordshire, Gob is the name for a specified measure in a coal pit. To

work in the Gob is a common expression. Biscuits, Cyclopædia. How made at 3 White remarks in his Natural History of the Victualling Office, Plymouth.

Selbourne, "Though these birds are, when in sea. son,

in plenty on the South Downs round Lewes, " This is found to be the case in the smelting yet at East-Bourn, which is the eastern extrehouses in Shropshire; the effect, it is said, of mity of those downs, they abound much more:” the arsenic.-J. W. W.

vol. i.


J. W. W.


that way.

[ocr errors]


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

Lord Burghley stones from St. Vincent's from the town; when we passed there was

Rocks, to be used in a device in a chamber 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. “ This 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 you leave an old road on the left. Its pulace, agreeable to the will of two women,

who were relieved there with bread and green line is a 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 £50 to £1000. Proctor born at Settle, but

custom for ever on that day."London

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 At Skipton there was a print of the Short-horned Bull Patriot, engraved by Wil- arable, woods, water, partridges, pheasants,

and all things about it, downs, pastures, liam Ward, engraver extraordinary to their fish, a good house of freestone, much better Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and

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 Baths 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. · Thomas Proctor, the sculptor, is alluded to.

The finest hawking-place in England, and J. W. W. wonderful store of partridges, which is his

the same way.

p. 259.

chiefest delight when he is there."-STRAF- and he at last found a schoolfellow, rather FORD Letters, vol. 2, p. 118.


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

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 “lan 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

Tue Admiralty has ordered that one North Shields, was during the summer

Bible, one Testament, and four Books of taken to Gilsland Wells by a near relation.

Common Prayer, shall be allowed to every 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 quently mustered, and considered as seathat neighbourhood the place of his resi

store. A proportion is also allowed to all dence for life, where he designed to build

the naval hospitals. 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.

« НазадПродовжити »