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were twenty-nine in number, some contain- sion of the religious houses. Ile wrote to ing from 900 to 1000 members. The as- Cromwell, saying, “ that it was a great sancpirant was blindfolded, a chain is put round tuary when the Scotch made inroads; and his neck, when he is led to the Arch Druid so he thought that the continuing of it might who administers the oath. In some lodges be of great use to the king.”—BURNET, vol. this is administered by the Right Hand sup

i. p. 251. porter, who holds a naked sword; in others, by the most worthy secretary, who wears a “Body-stealing has commenced: the dishideous mask and an enormous pair of spec- secting lectures will require more than 200 tacles. The aspirant kneels while he swears, bodies

every week to be dragged from the and when the bandage is taken off, he is wood coffins. Several persons have been destartled at seeing a ghastly hue thrown over terred, which they have lamented at our manuall the persons present, by a flame which factory, from adopting the only means of had been kindled during the ceremony. safety by iron coffins, by interested persons They wear beards à la Druid at their meet- stating they would not be received at the ings.

burial grounds. We are informed at the

Bishop of London's office, they cannot be
El mentir de las estrellas

refused."
es un seguro mentir,
porque nadie puede ir

LAMPs, Middlesex, vol. i. p. 81. (Beau-
A perguntarselo a ellas.

ties of England.) DESCARTES used to say that though he could not promise to himself to render a

A PREACHER who differed in opinion with man immortal, yet he was sure he might go known was denied admittance, “Mr. Gunn

Adolphus Gunn, called upon him, and being so far as to make him as long lived as the patriarchs.

being busy in his study.” “Tell him,' says the importunate visitor, “that a servant of

the Lord wishes to speak to him.' Gunn A CAMBRIDGE dandy who found fault

replied upon

this message, “Tell the servant with Chauncy Townsend's neckloth, assured

of the Lord that I am engaged with his him that in Cambridge the neckcloth makes

Master," the man.

The neckcloths are sent home starched and folded, and kept in a rack made for the

Preston, the M. P. who published purpose. The aforesaid personage said that pamphlets upon the corn laws, and the ruhe often put on two or three before he could

ined condition of the landed and agricul. satisfy himself, and threw them aside to be

tural interests in 1816, was originally an fresh starched and folded. Another of these attorney's clerk in Sussex (I believe). His fellows said that when he undressed at night,

master pushed him forward, finding him a it was like heaven ; but that a man must

clever fellow. He won the heart of his suffer in order to be captivating."

master's daughter, and they were to be married as soon as his circumstances would al

low him to settle. He went to London, A. D. 1538. The archbishop of York at

succeeded in business, and came down after tempted to save Hexham at the suppres

a while to his old master, not to fulfil bis

promised marriage, but to break it off. “I " At this time, it is well known there was a

know what you will do," he told the father ; club Cambridge called “ the Beautiful Club,' in which dimples are said to have been painted

you will bring an action for breach of But men outlive such follies !-J. W. W. promise, but that won't do." So he desired

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to see the lady in the presence of her father | well at Giggleswick,' which has maintained and her brothers. “I promised to marry its place, with little or no diminution, in you," said he; “I acknowledge the promise. the driest seasons, from that time to the I am a man of my word, and here I am ready present (1807). It is situated near the sumto fulfil it. I am ready to marry you, but mit of a mountain, and surrounded on all mark what I say, I am a man of my word, sides with limestone rock. The ground and never break it. If you become my wife, about it is remarkably dry; and though I will treat you like a servant; you shall several springs, and among them the ebbing never associate with me; you shall live in and flowing well itself, break out at the the kitchen, do the work of a servant, dress foot of the mountain, none of them appeared like a servant, and clean my shoes. You to be affected by the appearance of the know I never break my word, and now I pool.” am ready to marry you, and all who are I do not see much difficulty in accountpresent are witnesses to this.” One of the ing for these facts. A casual fall of stones brothers, as might be expected, took this and earth might accidentally block up the excellent scoundrel out of the room, and course of the spring beneath the surface ; horsewhipped him till he was tired. But by which means the water, after accumulatPreston liked this when the smart was over, ing in this hollow, may easily be supposed as it gave him an opportunity of bringing to have found another channel connected an action for an assault.

with the former, and to supply the springs

beneath with the same uniformity and plenty A QUAKER who was the proprietor of some as before. wire mills, related to Talford an adventure At all events it is to be considered as a of his in a double-bedded room. The stranger providential gift

, since it supplies an herd in the one bed snored intolerably, so much of sixty cattle with water in the driest seaso that the Quaker got out, took him by the sons, when they court the highest exposures, shoulder, shook him, and entreated him just and had, till this appearance, to descend to suspend his nasal trumpet till he (the with great labour for their refreshment to Quaker) could fall asleep, which would re- the springs below. quire only a few minutes, and then he might The figure of the pool is nearly an ellipblow away as he pleased. But before the sis, of which the axis major is rather more poor Quaker was well warm in his bed, Sir than thirty yards; the axis minor rather Naso was trumpeting again ; “ Our wire more than twenty-three yards, and the greatmills," said the Quaker, " were a fool to est depth, three yards three inches.—Whihim. I got out again, went to him, took TAKER's History of Craven, p. 134. hold of his nose, and held it not only till he “ The village of Faizer in Craven conwas awake, but till he was so angry that he sists of ten houses, seven of which are in could not easily get to sleep again ; and the parish of Clapham, one in the parish of when I saw that, it was my turn. I jumped Giggleswick, and the other two, one year in into bed again, got to sleep before him, and the one parish, and one in another, the inthen I defied him."

habitants having seats in both churches, re

In a window in Oxford Street is a paper | This pool of water is said to be now dry. announcing that Alderney double cream is DRAYTON, in his Poly-olbion, alludes to the sold there.

ebbing and flowing weil :

" At Giggleswick, where I a fountain can “In 1791 a small pool of water suddenly

you show,

That eight times in a day is said to ebb and appeared in a natural hollow of the ground,

How," &c. Song the Twenty-Eighth. about a mile above the ebbing and flowing

J. W. IV.

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.

p.

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 contrivances here, and there is a print of

WESTMINSTER HALL. — Ibid. vol. 3, p.

134-8. 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 Ar 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.”

Southey's oid and intimate friend, HumThe Cob at Lyme.Life of Lord Keeper phrey Senhouse, Esq. of Netherball

. Guildford, vol. i.

p. 228.

J. W. W.

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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 w 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 de. I 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 ín- 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 former “ Chester boasts of being the burial days. Witness those of Walsingham chapel in place of Henry, a Roman emperor; who, Norfolk. · See Birch's Life of Tillotson, p. 23.

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

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to penitence, and becoming a voluntary BRAMPTON. A ruined church about a exile in this country, ended his days in inile 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. 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 Gobbins ? from their milk: a 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.

Aaming 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 baunt 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, Cyclopedia. 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 arsenie.-J. W. W.

vol. i. p 281.

J. W. W.

that way.

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