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penned at Britford fair amounted to 38,000, which were all sold. Ewes from 10s. to 20s. per head; two-teeth wethers from 12s. to 16s.; four-teeth ditto from 16s, to 28s.; lambs from 8s. to 16s. The prices in general 4s. a head lower than last year, and at least 50 per cent. less than three years ago. A large shew of horses, bullocks, cows and calves at this fair met with a dull sale.
A very singular and interesting circumstance took place lately, at a village near the city of York. A young cuckoo, just able to fly from one tree to another; two swallows were observed to attend it, alternately, in rapid succession, and to bring each time some food to the eccentric stranger; and it was astonishing to observe, that this curious bird of passage was always ready to receive, with open mouth, whatever the assiduity of its foster parents had enabled them to procure for it; as if, though not birds of a feather, they were birds of a country, and intended to re turn to their winter quarters together. -The Kirkdale Cave. - Professors Buckland and Sedgwick, Sir Humphrey Davy, and many other scientific men, have lately been examining the Kirkdale Cave, and the animal remains that are collected in the neighbourhood.
In the year 1664, on the 5th of December, a boat on the Menai crossing that strait, with eighty-one passengers, was upset, and only one passenger, named Hugh Williams, was saved, On the same day, in the year 1785, was upset another boat, containing about sixty persons, and every soul perished, with the exception of one, whose name also was Hugh Williams; and on the 5th of August, 1820, a third boat met the same disaster, but the passengers of this were no more than twenty-five, and, singular to relate, the whole pe rished, with the exception of one, whose name was Hugh Williams.
A meeting on account of the Greeks has taken place at Edinburgh, when it immediately opened for the relief of was resolved, "That a subscription be those Sciots who survive the massacre, placed in similar circumstances ;" and and of such other Greeks as may be a considerable sum was immediately subscribed.
National Monument.-The Bill for the erection of this object has received simile of the Pantheon of Athens, with the Royal assent. It is to be a fac including his Majesty's forces stationed a place of worship for 3,000 persons, in and about Edinburgh. The City of Edinburgh have granted a site on the Calton-hill for this edifice, and his Majesty, who is the patron of the unduring his present visit to Edinburgh. dertaking, is to lay the foundation stone
that the Commissioners, who have been By the Galway Papers we perceive, appointed by the London Committee, cerely rejoiced at their arrival. They have arrived in Ireland. We are sinwill not only be eye-witnesses of the much, but they will investigate the distress of which they have heard so appropriation of the funds which have A recommendation of the London Com been voted by the London Committee. mittee to the benevolent people of England to bestow old clothes, and the poor of this country has been ats other articles of wearing apparel, on tended to, in a manner corresponding with the noble and charitable character of the country. Places to receive ed, and numberless deposits have been articles of clothing are already selectmade. We find that the charity chil dren in several establishments are engaged in this benevolent work; and it in Newgate are employed in convertappears that even the female convicts ing the materials with which they have been supplied juto articles of clothing for the poor women of Ireland. We verily believe that, in the History of the world, there will not be found parallel instance of a charitable feeling and so long continued as that manifestso extensive, so minute, so munificent, ed by England at this moment to the people of Ireland. The last vote, taken by Mr. Goulbourn, of £200,000-added voted, will, we are satisfied, remove to those which have been already those apprehensions which were enof the existing famine. tertained regarding the consequences
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We have inserted in the present Number an Article that may require some apology; it is entitled,-A Vocabulary of Proper Names and Words, relating to the French Revolution.-Besides its general utility, it will be particularly useful to the Readers of our Magazine in future, as we shall insert every Month a Memoir of some distinguished Foreigner, similar to that of DENON in our preent Number; and as the lives of almost all the celebrated Men of the present day have been more or less affected by the French Revolution, many Names and Words may occur in these Memoirs, which may be unintelligible to the part of our Readers without this assistance.
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