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Mr. Coates. Bible Society.
gave him the mangas and faldamentos. Away English Orthography. Elphinstone. Pin- went Perico to the court brotherhood, and kerton. Gil's Logonomia Anglica, 1621, 4to. requested them to bury one who had died is said in Rodd's Catalogue to be the first at the Marquis's, and then away went the attempt to write the English language as it funeral procession, with the little death bell is spoken.
tinkling before them. The marquis seeing Freemasons.
them at his door, asked why they came ? Popular Songs and Ballads. Tract So- “For the body,” said the fool, cieties.
chamberlain only gave him the trimmings." Want of a Dictionary. Skaiting. -Ibid. p. 125. Country Sports.
A knight once asked him what were the Population. Bills of Mortality. Pro- properties of a turquoise ?1 “Why," said the portion of the Sexes.
fool, “ if you have a turquoise about you, Lotteries.
and should fall from the top of a tower and Nunneries - Protestant. Connect this be dashed to pieces, the stone would not with the chapter on Prostitution. See break."-Ibid. p. 124. Mary Astell, in the Biographies.
It is a good remark of DAVIES (Dramatic The Varment Club. Four-in-band Club. Miscellanies), that fools seem to have been
Patent Coffins. Funerals. Burial-places. employed to supply the want of free society. At Lambeth they probe! before they open A jest from an equal was an insult; yet cona grave.
versation wanted its pepper, and vinegar, Bullion. Richmond. Windsor.
and mustard. Tunbridge. Hastings. Winchelsea. Rye. Brighton.
During Lockyer's reign at Bristol, 6000 Bristol. Ilfracombe.
houses were planned ; an increase which The Wye. Merthyr. Hereford. Wor
would have required at least 60,000 inhacester.
bitants, they were houses of such size. It Norwich. Nottingham.-So through the was like the South Sea infatuation. cave country.
SPERMACETI manufactory. No dog was
safe in the neighbourhood, and no horse. Fools. When or where did this character ori- Debat and his Sermons. My Uncle T., ginate?
having heard the text of one, could name Charles the Fifth had an excellent fool, the texts for the next six weeks; which he Don Frances; he was staunch to the last, did once for a wager. When Debat was told for when some assassins had mortally wound- this, he readily answered, “I am very glad ed him, and his wife hearing a disturbance to find that any one of my congregation is at the door, enquired what was the matter ? so attentive." "Nothing, Mistress," said he; "they have only killed your husband.” A fool, Perico
My Uncle T. made a good stand against de Ayala, who was his friend, begged him erecting the pulpit so, as that the preacher to pray for him in the next world, Frances should have his back to the altar. “ I shall replied, “Tie a string round my little finger, live,” he says, “to see a great many asses lest I should forget it.”—Floresta's Espanola, p. 123.
| The turquoise, it is well known, was thought Perico de Ayala, the Marquis of Villena,
to possess the rare power of giving warning to once ordered his wardrobe-keeper to give
its owner, as it looked pale or bright. True
as a turquoise became a proverb, and is used by the fool un sayo de brocado; the man only Ben Jonson.-J. W. W.
get up in that pulpit ; and I should not like CHEDDAR. The whole parish clubbed to hear them braying at the congregation, their milk to make a cheese for the lord of and at the Altar and the Decalogue." | the manor (the late Lord Weymouth, so
called, 1772), when he came of age. TastLack of employment for females. ing it, it proved not good, and was therefore George Lukins. Man walking on the the cavity was large enough to hold a girl
not presented. When it was scooped out, water. Colliers. Penpark, Hol, and Tucker. of thirteen. Mr. Levi. A conjurer at Mangotsfield. MORAVIANS.
GLASTONBURY waters. The history of one patient here is very remarkable.
When a English loyalty. Vivat Rex et Regina lad, he was so terrified at the ghost of Hamon the play bills.
let at Drury Lane, that in consequence of
the shock, a humour broke out, and settled CRIMPING.
in the king's evil. After all medicines had PRynne was imprisoned at Dunster under failed, he came to these waters, and they Cromwell.
effected a thorough cure. Faith cured what
fear had produced. MINEHEAD in 1772 a place of respectable trade. A West India trade in connection JAPAN ink and Japan blacking. with Barnstaple or Bristol, and pilchards to the amount of 300 or 400 barrels arrived The celebrated Belleish convent soap can and exported to the Mediterranean.
only be had in a fair and unadulterated state
at the original Opificium of C. Mason & Co., USE of saffron in old times.
No. 116, Pall Mall. Our fashionables might almost keep Ra
Russia oil, which restores hair on bald madan all the year round, without altering heads, and prevents it from growing grey ; their present mode of life.—Koran, vol. i.
and of which no bottles are genuine unless
they have the Russian eagle on the outside, For low-born gentry I heard T. Southey and are signed in red ink by the proprietors, use a strong expression :—“Fellows," he Mochrikufsky and Prince, to counterfeit called them, “ who have not nails enough to
which is felony.
May we not hint that the scratch their heads with."
difficulty of counterfeiting would be greatly
increased if Mochrikufsky would sign his George Robart's mother died during the name in the Russ character.-Mockery en great election at Bristol, and her death was
verdad. kept secret till it was over, because he was too active a man to be spared. Just when BAJAzer's oriental depilatory. Athenian this had been settled between him and T. wiggery. Southey, T. went to the post office and found
Bloom of Circassia. Milk of roses. Vioa letter to tell him his own mother was dead. let soap. Almond paste. Palmyrene soap. That also was not made known till after the Pearl dentrifice. poll was closed.
The man who makes pearl soap adver
tises for old pearls. On the authority of James the waggoner's Udor Kallithrix, or Circassian water. son, it is stated that every Bristol appren- Neureticopeklicon. tice must draw a truck, in order to acquire The celebrated Polish vegetable soap his freedom.
paste, prepared by M. Delcroix in Poland
Street, from a recipe of M. Brufkosky, his | There is a well here, once an object of pilfriend, an eminent chemist at Warsaw, the grimage; but whether dedicated of St. Mary sole inventor of this precious composition, or St. Winifred, now doubtful. which has been universally approved of by persons of the first rank inhabiting that blank Tue Provence rose, as it is called, was and frozen country.
found by a nurseryman near London, at a
farmer's in Suffolk. He took a slip, nurst it ATHENIAN wiggery.
secretly till he had offsets in abundance, Higu beds. Feather bed.
then advertised it perseveringly, and made Mrs. K. knew a servant man, remarkably
a fortune! He gave the farmer a very handparsimonious, who gave an itinerant female house with great pleasure and pride.
some piece of plate, which is shown at the quack ten guineas for a bottle of stuff, which was to bring hair on his head (he having
Old Winstone! benefit advertisement at been bald twenty years), if he rubbed one tea spoonful every night, and took another, would appear in all her glory."
Jacob's Well, “ that on that night Cynthia as long as the bottle lasted. He bargained very hard to let it be pounds.
Turner knew a man retired from busiPatent elastic India cotton invisible pet- ness, whose daily employment was to angle ticoats, manufactured for the spring.
in one of the round citizen-garden fish
ponds, where he had some unlucky gold and BEAUTY improved, preserved, and ren- silver fish, &c. One fish, which had once dered permanent by the habitual use of the lost an eye by the hook, used to bite so Sicilian soap, or Italian washing paste, pre- often as to provoke him. “ Hang that fel. pared from cosmetic flowers, balsams, and low," he would say ; " this is the sixth time herbs collected in Sicily and the fruitful I have caught him this season." plains of Italy. The use of this soap ren- He knew another man, a spent merchant, ders the operation of shaving most luxuri- in like manner retired, who was miserable ously agreeable.
till he invented, as an amusement, the daily “By Divine Providence,"—Wither's balm work of emptying a water cistern by a pint of Quito.
measure ! The Reverend Mr. Barclay, of the antibilious pill, and solvent nervous specific At Knightsbridge, William Ick, purdrops, is now metamorphosed into Barclay- veyor of asses' milk to the royal family. oni. At Brough, four bells the largest in the
REGULARITY of a stage-coachman's life. county. One Brunskili, who lived upon
At one house where he called about half Stanemore, and had many cattle, said one day past seven, he said at going away, “ In a to one of his neighbours, “ Dost thou hear week I shall see you by daylight." how loud these bulls low ? and if all these cattle should low (crunen is the word), might
City wall at Salisbury. Mud walls in that they not be heard from Brough hither p" neighbourhood thatched. Walking to Hale, The man said yes. “Well then," said he, “I'll I saw a cripple boy playing with his crutches; make them all crune together.” And he sold leaning on the one, he used the other as a them, and bought these bells for the church.' bat to play with the stones in the road. · The reader should refer to the ballad. See
BLACKBIRD is the commonest name of a Dut. Kreunen.-J. W. W.
horse in Somersetshire.
At the Bridgewater arms, the poor tra- est. Men who never appear in the market veller who årrives in the night mail can get any other day come then, with their money no tea, “ the key is not left out.”
This is bags.
“ The shabbiest coats," says Mr. because cold meat and spirits pay better. Edmondson, “carry the money bags to marThere is in the room an Argands lamp, a sta- ket, and the sprucest rides home with it.” tioner's almanack, a list of constables, pawnbrokers, and fire engines on one paper, and
Half way up Skiddaw I saw scratched on another a table of the posts, when they
on a stone : enter and when they go out.
Hail, lofty hill!
Thee whom great nature bade arise, The mayor of Stafford has a very beau
And lift thy lofty summit to the clouds. tiful mausoleum near the road side. I never
Hail, lofty mountain, hail !" saw a building in better taste.
View from the bottom of the first sumAt Congleton, an immense silk manufac- mit, where the vale and lake are seen lying tory; the largest I ever saw in front.
immediately below; the mountain arch
forming the foreground, and the whole deGREAT glasses on the mantelpiece at
scent lost. Stowe, said by the waiter to be 100 years
The ladder at Bowder stone is now painted old.
white, and has a rail on each side ; a com
plete ladies' ladder! being thereby renPSALMODY is regularly taught in these dered seemingly more safe, and really less northern counties. Once in five or six years a teacher comes to Keswick, and all the young in the parish who have good voices, Newcastle. On the way from Durham learn of him at their own expense ; it is a
three coal waggons travelling up hill by part of education as regularly as dancing is. steam. Patent shot tower—it declined from They teach in the church, and the bell rings the perpendicular—a man proposed to unat evening, after all other work, for the pur- dermine it on the opposite side, and load pose. This is necessary every five or six that side so as to make it sink. It was done, years, because by that time they are in and the building sinking on one side became want of tenors. After the teaching, the again perpendicular.
But the patent is poorer parents go about asking money, to
evaded by dropping shot down an old coal help bear the expense.
pit. Nightingales heard in Lord Lonsdale's
The castle has a draw-well half-way up. gardens at Whitehaven, 1808.
The entrance through a lousy-looking old Forty years ago they slept naked in this clothes house. One church whose tower Sir place.
C. Wren said was worth coming from LonMrs. Wilson's father, who was clerk of don to see. The walls threatened with dethe parish, had only one shirt with sleeves, struction. which was for Sundays.
Monkchester its old name. When last in Legberthwaite, I saw a little water wheel made by the boys in a dyke by
Near Moffatt, a dog used for many years the road side; an interesting boy's work.
to meet the mail and receive the letters for Candlemas is the day for lending money
a little post town near. here,—the nearest Saturday to it, or if it be in the middle of the week, the two near
RAMJAM House between Stamford and
Grantham. 'i.e. at Keswick. Legberthwaite mentioned below is near Leathes' Water.-J. W.W. CARR's Folly, near St. Helen's. How surely these pleasure houses of one genera- , mently suspected of witchcraft had cattle tion, become monuments in the second ! also on the waste, and twice or three times
prevented him from going to see his mare Wuitton LE WEIR.- Castle there, and by saying she had seen her, and he need not tomb to Mr. Farrel, erected in the church go. At last, however, he went. He found by his pupils.
the mare dead in the midst of a thicket,
standing upright, her head raised, her eyes This odd inscription over an inn at Gar- wide open. This woman went on crutches, stang
-an unlucky lad had once offended her, “Address to Commercial Travellers. So and she began to strike him with her much opposition from the south, and from crutches, he ran away, but in vain, she folthe head inn and second inn, I can expect lowed as fast as a greyhound, beating him but little. Yet to that little every attention with both crutches, till she had well nigh shall be paid, by good supplies, moderate killed him. There was an old elm in the charges, and grateful acknowledgment.” village where she lived, one bough of which
grew out at right angles from the tree; it DANVERS addressed Mr. Lightbody by the
was the general belief that she had bent it name of Heavysides. A better blunder of down to that shape by riding upon it. the same kind was made to a schoolmistress near Reading, whose name was Littleworth, THERE is a wild tradition of Sir Francis and who was once addressed Mrs. Goodfor- Drake current in Somersetshire, that when nothing.
he set out on his voyage he told his wife if
he was away ten years she might then marry HUNTINGDON, S. S. has married Lady again. Ten years elapsed, during which Saunderson, once Lady Mayoress.
Madam Duck was as true as Penelope, but
when they were over she accepted the offer A Pony bought at Banbury and taken to of a suitor. On her way to church a huge London, found his way back. James Rick- round stone fell through the air close by ards knew the circumstances. A sheep her, and fixed upon the train of her gown, driven from Radnorshire into Essex for the -and she turned back, for she said she London market, returned to his old pasture
knew it came from her husband. two succeeding years. This poor Thomas not long before he returned, and in the shape assured me of, naming place, owner, &c. of a beggar asked alms of her at his own
door: in the midst of his feigned tale, a The dust at Christ's Hospital. — It has smile escaped him, and she recognized him been made a question at law whether the and led him in joyfully. The stone still reHospital can dispose of it, or whether it be- mains where it fell. It is used as a weight longs to the Ward of Farringdon Within, upon the harrow of the farm, and if it be in which it is situated.
removed from the estate always returns.
Stage coaches write licensed to carry so BIRMINGHAM.—Baskerville's dog by him. many insides, which is useless, because they “Alas, poor Tray!" Hammering at three cannot by any possibility stuff in more; it in the morning. Ale-houses called smockis the number of outsides that ought to be shops. Tripe and cow-heel cried at seven specified to public view.
in the evening. Near 3000 houses empty last war.
John Hunter's opinion. Smoke BURNETT's uncle and the night-mare. He of the steam engines. tells us this other story. He had a mare My garter's loose. You tread on my toes. turned out in Sedgemoor—a woman vehe- Cream of the jest.