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then retiring to the choir, waits the remain-
few paces, wheeled round, and came up to the scale as usual.
S. GUTHLAKE at Crowland, “ that is, the In the golden speech of Queen Elizabeth raw or crude land, so raw indeed, that be- to her last parliament, me and my are alfore him no man could digest to live thereon. ways printed with capital initials. The devils called it their own land. "Could those infernal fiends, tortured with immate- A NORFOLK gentleman farmer rode his rial fire, take any pleasure, or make any own boar for a wager from his own house ease to themselves, by paddling here in to the next town, four and-a-quarter miles puddles, and dabbling in the moist dirty distant, twenty guineas the wager, the time marshes ?'— If his prodigious life may be be allowed an hour : Porco performed it in lieved, ducks and mallards do not now flock fifty minutes. thither faster in September, than herds of devils came about him."-FULLER, p. 95. CARDS. The manufacturers work at them
from seven in the morning till ten at night: “It is observed of the country people born and the consumers from ten at night till at Carlton in Leicestershire, that they have seven in the morning. all (proceeding from some secret cause in their soil or water) a strange uncouth wharl- LEOMINSTER, 1796. One of the Oxford ing in their speech." – FULLER’s Church dragoon horses got loose in the stable, and History, p. 125.
probably scenting a better supply of proRhotacismus is Camden's word, and he visions, found his way up a crooked stairsays most of the natives have it,"
a harsh case into the bay loft. The soldier who had and ungrateful manner of speech, with a the key of the stable in his pocket came guttural and difficult pronunciation.” Per- back presently, and missing the horse, ran haps originally a colony from Durham or in the utmost consternation to his officer. Northumberland, whose descendants had But on his way he heard the horse, who hail the burr still sticking in their throats. put his head out of the pitching hole, and
was neighing as if to say, “Here I am." QUEEN CATHARINE buried at Peterbo- There was no enticing or forcing him down rough. See FULLER, P. 206.
the stairs; and they were trearied with at
tempting it, when he trod upon a trap door “It is Luther's observation, that in Scrip- which covered a hole for sacking hops ; it ture Son of man is always taken in a good gave way, his hinder part went first, for which sense ; but sons of men, generally in the there was just room; his feet touched the worst acceptation.” — FULLER, book viii. ground, and in a few moments the rest fol
lowed, and he alighted with very little in
jury, only the loss of a few hairs and a little ATALANTA at Ennis races in Ireland, threw skin. her rider but won the race, looking back and quickening her pace as the other horses BENJAMIN Smith, of Peter House, Rector approached her. At the close she trotted a of Linton in Yorkshire, died 1777 ; a mighty
dancer before the Lord. He paid twelve .! I am not sure, but I think, in consideration guineas for learning one dance in France ; of its profaneness, the custom was done away and when riding on a journey, or to visit a with a few years ago. It was mentioned in the friend in fine weather, he would sometimes House of Commons.
· Pretty much the same statement is made, alight, tie his horse to a gate, and dance a suprà p. 393.
J. W. W. hornpipe or two on the road to the astonish
ment of any who happened to pass. He was A story circulated, that, as a party were equally fond of cribbage, and when he met at the pharo-table at Mrs. Sturt's, having with a poor person who could play well, he begun their game after returning from Sawould maintain them three or four months turday's opera on Sunday morning, a thunfor the sake of playing with them.
der-clap was heard, a slight shock of an
earthquake felt, the club became the colour The house at Huntingfield in Suffolk of blood, and the hearts black. where Lord Hunsdon entertained Queen Elizabeth. “The great hall was built round
RowLand Hill made a good remark upsix straight massy oaks, which originally on hearing the power of the letter H dissupported the roof, as they grew; upon these cussed, whether it were a letter or not. If the foresters and yeomen of the guard used it were not, he said, it would be a very seto hang their nets, cross bows, hunting poles, rious affair for him, for it would make him great saddles, calibres, bills, &c. The roots ill all the days of his life. had long been decayed when I visited this
At the cliffs about Seaford, Sussex, the romantic dwelling, and the shafts sawn off at bottom were supported either by irregular eggs of the sea-fowl are taken as in Scotlogs of wood driven under them, or by ma
land, by lowering a man from above. sonry. Part of the long gallery in which the
“ June 18, 1796, a main at the Cock-pit queen and her attendants used to divert Royal, Westminster, between J. H. Durand themselves, was converted into an immense
and J. Reid, Esquires, Bromley and Walcheese chamber.
ter feeders, for bonâ fide twenty guineas a “Her oak still standing. Hearne made a
battle, and a thousand the odd, drawing of it for Sir Gerard Vanneck;
numerous assemblage of opulent sportsmen, seven feet from the ground it is nearly ele
or a greater field for betting money, has ven yards in circumference.” — C. Davy,
never been remembered.”—“Candour comEsq.
pels us to confess the energetic fervour of
each party could not be exceeded, nor could In the parish of Caer y Derwyddon, which
the honesty of feeders be ever brought to is between Corwen and Kerneoge Mawr,
a more decisive criterion. Employed by lived a weaver who played admirably upon gentlemen of the most unsullied honour, the violin by ear, without any knowledge the cause became enthusiastically sympaof music. He was a great cocker, and was
thetic, and it is universally admitted, a betsupposed to have the art of judging by the
ter fought main has never been seen in the egg whether the bird would be a good one.
kingdom. Walter had certainly a most He had procured some eggs
of an excellent breed, and entirely to his liking, when the thers, the Elwes, the Holfords, the Basing
capital accumulation of feather, the Lowhen was carried off by a badger. No other stoke, &c. &c., which (luckily for Bromley) hen was at hand, nor other bird to supply
were put in the back-ground of the Picture, her place. He immediately went to bed
by the old blood of the late Captain Bertie, himself, took the six eggs into his own care,
Vauxhall Clarke, Cooper of Mapledurham, and hatched them himself in about two days. and a little of Bromley's Cock-bread from Four of his brood died, a cock and hen
Berkshire." were reared. The cock proved conqueror in a Welsh match, by which he won half a A CRICKET match at Bury between the flitch of bacon, and he used to say that the married women of the parish and the maidcock and hen of his own hatching, had sup- ens. The matrons won. The Bury women plied him with bacon and eggs for half a year.
| Such a match was played here at Westchallenged all the women in their own county.
merit. He was well known as a maker of barometers.
An alphabetical cricket match between Dog tax. Dent received some hundred Lord Darnley and Lord Winchelsea. The dead dogs packed up as game. The slaughformer to choose players whose names be- ter was so great, and the consequent nuigan with the first eleven letters of the al- sance, men not thinking themselves bound phabet. Lord Winchelsea from the next to bury their dogs, that the magistrates in eleven.
some places were obliged to interfere. At
Cambridge the high-constable buried above The Duke of Queensberry betted 1000 400. About Birmingham more than 1000 guineas that he would produce a man who were destroyed. would eat more at a meal than any one whom Sir John Lade could find. The Duke
As a boy was climbing a tree in Gibside was informed of his success (not being pre- | Wood, Durham, to rob a hawk's nest of its sent at the achievement) by the following young, the old hawk attacked him, and he bulletin from the field of battle :“ My was soon covered with blood. After a most Lord, I have not time to state particulars, severe conflict of several minutes, hands but merely to acquaint your Grace that proved superior to beak and claws, and the your man beat his antagonist by a pigl and boy took his antagonist prisoner. an apple-pie."
1796. A BET that within two years the 1796. Sunday afternoon, June 26, was beard would be commonly worn upon the interred in the churchyard of St. Leonard, upper lip and the point of the chin, à la Shoreditch, the remains of Mr. Patrick, the Vandyke. celebrated composer of church-bell music, and senior of the Society of Cumberland JULY 30, 1796, was rung by the Society Youths. His productions of real double of Cambridge Youths, at the church of St. and treble bob-royal, are standing monu- Mary the Great, in Cambridge, a true and ments of his unparalleled abilities. The compleat peal of Bob Maximus, in five hours procession was singular and solemn; the and five minutes, consisting of 6600 changes, corpse being followed by all the ringing so- which, for the regularity of striking and
, cieties in the metropolis and its environs, harmony throughout the peal, was allowed each sounding hand-bells with muffled clap- by the most competent judges that heard it pers, accompanied by those of the church
to be a very masterly performance ; espe. ringing a dead peal, which produced a most cially, as it was remarked, that, in point of solemn effect on the eyes and ears of an time, the striking was to such a nicety that innumerable concourse of spectators. Mr. in each thousand changes the time did not Patrick was the person who composed the vary the sixteenth of a minute, and the comwhole peal of Stedman's triples, 5040 pass of the last thousand was exactly equal changes, (till then deemed impracticable), to the first, which is the grand scope of for the discovery of which the citizens of ringing. Norwich advertised a premium of £50, which The time of ringing this peal shews that was paid him about three years since, with the late Professor Saunderson's calculation the highest eneomiums on his superlative is pretty accurate, respecting the time it
would take to ring the whole number of Tarring in the summer of 1850. The stool-ball is likewise kept up here.-J. W. W.
changes on twelve bells, which he stated at A pig is still a provincial term for an apple forty-five years, six days, and eighteen hours, puff.-J. W. W.
Cricket match between Greenwich pen- | lowed to be fine striking through the whole sioners, eleven with one arm against eleven performance, and the longest peal ever rung with one leg. The one legs beat by 103 in that part of the country.-Magnis tamen runs. In the course of the match there excidit ausis ! were five legs broke, four in running, one by the blow of a bat.
August 22, died at the Bald Buck, Lich
field, the noted Jack Lewton, chaise-driver. 1796. Friday, August 20, was rung a He was buried on the Wednesday followcomplete 5040 grandsire triples at St. Mary's, ing in St. Michael's churchyard, and by his Kendal, in three hours, twenty minutes, by own request as near to the turnpike road the Westmoreland youth,—being the great- leading to Burton as possible, that he might, est number of changes ever rung upon that as he said, enjoy the satisfaction of hearing noble peal at one time. The peal was di- his brother whips pass and repass. He parvided into ten parts, or courses, of 504 each. ticularly desired that he might be carried The bobs were called by the sixth ; a lead to the grave by six chaise-drivers, his late single was made in the middle of the peal, companions, in scarlet jackets and buckskin and another at the conclusion, which brought breeches, the pall to be supported by the the bells home. Distinct leads, and exact like number of hostlers from different inns, divisions were observed throughout the and the mourners to consist of six publicans whole of the peal.
with their wives. The procession on their
way to the grave were desired to stop at Sunday, August 28, was rung at Kidder- the Old Crown inn, and refresh themselves, minster, a compleat peal of 5012 grandsire each with a glass of Hollands, his favourite triples. The peal was conducted through liquor. with one single, which was brought to the 4984th change, viz. 1267453. It is allowed MARGARET YCH Evan, of Pennllyn, who by those conversant in the art to exceed any inhabited a cottage on the borders of Llanpeal ever yet rung in this kingdom by that berris Lake, was the greatest hunter, shootmethod. The same peal was composed and er, and fisher of her time, rowed stoutly, called by Stephen Hill. Time, three hours played the violin, was a good carpenter and and fourteen minutes.
joiner, and wrestled so well at seventy, that An old ringer of Milford (Southampton), there were few men who dared to try a fall left three-fourths of an acre, the rent to be with her. applied in the purchase of bell-ropes for the use of the church.
In some parts of Italy they make holes
in the ground, and put in them conical caps Monday, September 12, 1796, was at- of paper bird-limed, with meat at the bottempted to be rung by eight Birmingham tom; the crows come to the bait, and are youths, some of whom were under twenty hooded. years of age, a compleat peal of 15120 bobmajors. After they had rung in a most Rats, it is said, will forsake a house if masterly manner for upwards of eight hours their road is bird-limed so as to besmear one and a half, they found themselves so much of them. fatigued, that they requested the caller to take the first opportunity to bring the bells
A PITMAN's wife in Northumberland home, which he soon did, by omitting a bob,
suckled two lambs whose dams were killed and so brought them round, which made a in a storm. compleat peal of 14224 changes in eight hours and forty-five minutes; and was al- 1799. A GENTLEMAN in Herefordshire
is said to have lately married his grand- | the madness of vying with each other in mother. It is thus related :—“On Friday the quantity of game killed. Game book. Mr. John Palmer, second son of Mr. Wil- List of the killed at Woburne. One of liam Palmer of Yatton Marsh, Aymstrey, these homo's had 800 head of game in his was married to Mrs. Mary Palmer, relict larder at one time. of the late Mr. John Palmer of Leinthall Earls, who was grandfather to her present The three sweet fire-side sounds — the husband. The bride, though she may be song of the tea-kettle; the chirping of the properly called grandmother to the bride- cricket ; and the purring of the cat. groom, is no more than thirty years of age."
“ J'our un jour bien naifvement un enAr Alnwick, every burgess who takes up fant de grande maison, faire feste a chascun his freedom goes in procession to a large dequoy sa mere venoit de perdre son procés, pond at some distance from the town, dress- comme sa toux, sa fiebvre, ou autre chose ed with ribbons, makes a jump into it, and d'importune garde.” — MONTAIGNE, vol. 8, gets through as he can. A party generally p. 344. perform at the same time, and then gallop back to the town, the foremost in the race 1824. The steam-engines in England rebeing pronounced winner of the boundaries. present the power of 320,000 horses, which They are entertained with ale at the gate is equal to that of 1,920,000 men. They are of the Castle by the Duke's steward,-a worked by 36,000 men, and thus add to the holly tree is planted at the young freeman's power of our population 1,834,000 men.door, and the day ends with such merriment Morning Herald. as is usual-dancing, drinking, and sports.
“ There is a house on London Bridge Courier, July 18, 1814. “ Real red- built entirely of wood, without any mixture legged Partridge-eggs. Noblemen and gen- of iron nails therein; therefore commonly tlemen may be supplied with any quantity called Nonesuch, for the rarity of the strucjust imported from France, by applying to ture thereof."- FULLER's Pisgah Sight, p. Mr. Joseph Clark, Poulterer, South Audley 261. Street."
Projected Contents. THERE are odd persons all the world
New System of Education. over, but in other parts of the world they die and their oddities with them. In Eng
Young Roscius. Missions.
Religious Magazines. Gipsies. land every man's oddities find some faithful chronicler. Thus a chapter of Obituary
Strolling Players. Sandemanians. Anecdotes.
Catholic Emancipation. Want of churches in large towns. Mary
Public Schools. bone contains not less than 60,000 inha
Astley's, Royal Circus, &c. bitants. Pancras in the same predicament
Pidcock. Travelling Elephants at Bris- very populous, with only one church. Yet tol Fair. we found Catholic colleges, and have no
Death of Mr. Perceval. Almanacks. money for churches !
Navy and Army Lists, and Periodicals PRESERVES the main cause of poaching; of this nation.
Gas Lights. Insurance Offices. The miry pool is called the “ Freeman's
Police. Prostitution. well," and the custom still exists.-J. W.W. 0. P. The Green Man.