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submit. It is calculated that not less than 200 famillies of the above description have taken up their residence here since New Michaelmas-day.
Mr. Farquhar, the wealthy East Indian, has recently purchased Fonthill Abbey, together with all its appendages, for between three and four hundred thousand pounds. The timber on the estate is estimated at 100,0001; the building has not cost so little as 400,0001.; and since the present possessor came of age, he has laid out at least a million sterling in beautifying and embellishing this most splendid domain. Nearly 15,000 guineas are said to have actually been received for tickets of admission to the grounds and Abbey of Fonthill.- The remains of a Roman villa, with a beautifully tessilated pavement, have recently been discovered between Farley Castle and Iford. Indeed the existence of the remains have been
known for a considerable time by persons in the neighbourhood. Several small coins have been found, bearing the name of "Tetricus," together with some other curiosities, which are now in the possession of the Rev. Mr. Richardson, rector of Farley.
Mr. W. L. Jones, of Dolgelly. The prize for the Poem was bestowed on Mr. P. Jones, of Liverpool. That for the best Englyn on "The Rainbow," fell to the lot of Mr. W. Jones, Denbigh; and that for the best Essay, was awarded to Rev. J. Hughes, Brecon, The successful candidates were invested with the Bardic insignia by Mr. Edward Williams, the venerable bard of Glamorgan. The attendance was both numerous and splendid.
A remarkably fine and very valuable marble bust of the late James Watt, Esq. has been presented to the Magistrates of Greenock, by his son, the present Mr. Watt, of Soho, as an expression of his respect for the birthplace of his illustrious parent. It is fresh from the chissel of Mr. Chantry.
For the first time, these sixty years there is a division in the corporation of Glasgow, respecting the choice of a chief magistrate for the en. suing year. In the Lothians they have now had five heavy crops of wheat in succession a circumstance to which the oldest farmer living scarcely recollects a parallel. The quantity of fruit and potatoes now exhibited for sale in Glasgow is scarcely creditable. In every corner they are seen lying in loads-heaps--and selling at prices which, some years ago, would scarcely have defrayed the expence of carriage from the place of growth to the market.
As the winter approaches, and the long nights begin, the outrages of the Irish peasantry recommence. Ransacking houses for arms, setting fire to stacks, particularly to collections of tithe produce, and the murders which frequently result from those acts of violence, are coming into full activity again.- -The subject announced by Dublin Trinity College, for the ViceChancellor's Prizes, at the ensuing commencement is:- "British Generosity to Irish Distress."-Lord Clanbrock, in the neighbourhood of Shanagolden, viewed each tenant's farm; to some he forgave large arrears, and reduced the rent to what it had been thirty years ago; to others he gave a second reduction of a fifth, forgiving arrears also.
VARIATIONS OF BAROMETER, THERMOMETER, &c. AT NINE O'CLOCK,
PRICE OF SHARES IN CANALS, DOCKS, BRIDGES, WATER-WORKS, FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, INSTITUTIONS, MINES, &c.
OCTOBER 26, 1822.