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to Skene, was formerly in use in Scot, Sertorius is described by Plutarch, as land, and taken by their assisers or inagining the first emigrations to jurors: America. When Sertorius, (says he, " We shall leil snith say, vol. iii. p. 313,) fearing the night of And no suith conceal, for nothing we may, Solia, tied to Africa, and thence to So far as we're charg'd upon this assize, Spain, he met witis Andalusian shippers, Be God.himselt and our part of paradise, who were just returned from the Fortu. As we will to answer God upon Date Islands. Thereupon he felt a vio- The dreadful day of done.” lent desire to go and reside in those
SPANISH INDOLENCE. regions, where he mignt dwell in peace Voiture, in a letter to a friend, says: ful mdependence, escaped from tyranny “I have no other excuse to make for the and warfare.
length of time I've been a writing to you MEDLARS.
than indolence; for besides my own, I've The medlar, or mespilus' germanica, contracted that of the country where I is rarely praised as a dainty, but is pre- am, which surpasses, without doubt, all ferred when slightly tainted by frost. the kingdoms of Europe for laziness; so It requires a Dutch palate to relish mede conspicuous in the Spaniards that no Jars; for Linnæus, in his Academic constraint whatever will oblige them to Amenities, says, that they pass for sweep away the dust from their own delicacies in Holland; and, a Dutch doors, and when it rains, those who traveller to Surinam, (Fermin, vol. i. p. carry bread from Madrid to the villages, 176.) vaunts, as an exquisite fruit, the will not go, although they were sure of scarlet medlars of Guyana.
getting double the price. When the cora TOMB OF EZECHIEL.
is dear in Andalusia, and there is a Benjamin of Tudela says, that within plenty in t'astile, they will not take the a few leagues of Bagdad, exists a superb trouble to fetch it, though they are liter. mausoleum, containing a valuable linally starving at home for want: if a brary, which is still called the tomb of countryman has here a hundred acres of Ezechiel, and is visited not only by Jew. Jand, he will badly cultivate Sfty of them, ish, but by Christian and Mahometan thinking it enough, leaving the other pilgrims.
half uncultivated. Their vines grow SALVATION OF SOCINIANS,
spontaneous of themselves, without being Basnage, (Histoire des Juifs, lib. iv. taken care of, though at the same time c. xxix.) quotes certain Rabbees who they have nothing at all tu do: the fertiallow, that Serveto and the Antitrinita- lity of the land is so great in Spain, that rians may be saved; but who maintain, they seldom plougla more than four that there is no chance of escaping dam- inches deep; yet some reports say, the pation in the next world, for those Chris- increase is as eighty to one; nevertheless, tians who have thrust a strolling phy- they are poor in the midst of abundance, sician into the throne of the Almighty. in one of the finest states of Europe : the BON-MOT OF TASSO.
reason of which is, because they are noThe exemplary virtue and chastity of thing but a set of rngues and vagabonds." Laura towards Petrarch, drew the fol
A SPANISU PROVERB. lowing bon-mot from 'Alex, Tasso : In a little old book, without date, " 'l bat Petrarch enjoyed her as rats printed in Latin, entitled, “ Spanish do the drugs of an apothecary, by lick- Proverbs," is ihe following singular one: ing the outsides of the bottles."- Mem. Woman is tie paradise of the eye, the Vie. Pel. vol. ii, p. 478.
hell of the soul, the purgatory of the SIXGULAR EXTRACT FROM A WILL. members, and the limbo of the
Thomas Cumberworth, kot. of the thoughts." - Voiture. p. 47. diocese of Lincoln, hy bis last will, made
A CURIOUS SHIELD. in the year 1450, thus provides for his Alphons, duke of Calabria, made • funeral: Furst, I gof my sawle to Gode present to Edward his son, of a golden my Redemptur, and my wretchid bodie Shield, on which was engraven four anito be bery'd in a chitte without any kyste, mals; the first of which were a stay, with (that is, a shroud without any coffin) in this inscription, Deum time; this einthe north yle of the paryshe kirke of blem was to reinind him of his duty to Somerethy: -- Er. Mram. Lum. Episc. God, as the stay is said to be fearful of Linc.
thunder and ligh’ning: the second was SCOTTISH OATH.
a stork, with Parentes revere; this was The following singular oath, according to admonish fun with a due respect 2
toward his parents, as the storks are said ferred.) The same sumn the next year, w hear their ancient parents on their on the sanie conditions, to the city of back, and to take care and feed themi Canterbury; the next to Reading; the when grown helpless by age: the third next to the Merchant 'Taylors' company, was a tortoise, with Domum procura; the next to the city of Glocester; and is to the eintlein of the tortoise carrying its proceed, year by year, to Worcester, kouse along, to remind him of liis duy Excter, Salisbury, Norwich, Southampto wis as a provident master : the fourth com, Lincoln, Winchester, Ilereford, Os. was a dolphin, with Officiis racu ; be- ford, Cambridge, Shrewsbury, Linn, cause the dolphin is said to be the most Bathi, Derby, Ipswich, Colchester, Newe friendly of all fishes, and their sporting castle, and ihen to begin aguio at Bristol, and playing in the sea is said to prerhict and to proceed annually to the other a tempest. Around all these the follow. places for ever. lle also gare to the ing motto was engraved, Celer Firtutis mayor and corporation of Coventry, the Cursus; to remind him of the uncertainty sum of two chiusand and sixty pounds, of life, thereby to make the most of a for the purchase of lauds, the rents of promising tong life-Cumpof, lib. 8. which, after the deduction of an annuity SIR THOMAS WHITE.
of forty pounds to St. John's college, The muniticent charitable donations were to he thus approprinted: Twelve of this worthy man, who was lord mayor poor men were to receive an annual do. of London at the commencement of nation of two pounds, and a free loan of queen Mary's reign, deserve to be re- ten pounds a year was to be granted to called 10 renienbrance, although I be- four young inen, för nine years; at the Jieve the benefits arising from most of his end of which time this benefit was to be bequests have gone into far different conditionally enjoyed by the towns of channels than those in which he endea- Northampton, Leicester, Nottingham, voured to direct them. He was avowe atid Warwick. The nasier and warden edly the patron and protector of scho- of the Merchant Taylors' company were Jars, and founded St. John's college at his executors; and for the performance Oxford, which he endowed with several of their trust, forty shillings a year was considerable manors, and at his decease bequeathed ihem. To the mayor, releft three thousand pounds to increase corder, and ten aldermen of the city of its revenues. lle also founded schools Coventry, six and eight-pence each for at Bristol and Reading, and reserved two ever, for their trouble; and to the stev, tellowships at St. John's for natives of ard and town-clerk, for bands, &c. each of these places. He gave during iwenty shillings annually, so that na his life two thousand pounds to the city charge might be made to those who reof Bristol, to purchase lands of the yearly ceived his bounty. value of one bundred and twenty pounds,
DR. LODGE. for which it was agreed that the mayor
Thomas Lodge, M.D. who was one of and corporation of that city in 1567, and the numerous versifiers that graced the the ten ensuing years, should pay the suin of one hundred pounds, which golden days of good queen Bess," ac
quired some reparation as a writer of having for that time been allowed to accumalate, was to be thus expended : lowing lines which are a fair speciinen of
songs, odes, and madrigals. The folFight hundred pounds to be divided in the pretical taste of the times, are seJoans without interest, among sixteen lected from bis Euplme's Golden Leyoung clothiers, freemen of that city, for
gacy: ten years, upon sufficient security, at the end of which time that sum to be lent to Of all chaste birds the phænix doth excel, such other persons as the desire of the Of all streng beasts the lion bears the bell; mayor, aldermen, and four of the Cons Of all-sweet Rowers the rose doth sweetest. mon council, shall point out. The re. Of all fair naids my Rosa'inde is fairest, naining two hundred to be expended in Of all pure metals gold is only purest; the purchase of corn, to be sold to the Of all high trees the pine hatn highest crest, poor at priine cost. At the expiration of all sort sweets 1 like my mistress best. of nine years, at the feast of St. Bartho- of all chaste thoughts,
my mistresa Jomew, he directed that one hundred and thoughts are rarest, four pounds should be paid to the mayor of all proud birds the eagle pleaseth Jore, and corporation of the city of York, to O' pretty fowls kind Venus likes the dove; be lent by them to four young freemen of trees, Minerva doth the olive love, of that city, (clothiers always to be pre. Of all sweet nymphs I honvur Rosalinde,
Of all her gifts her wisdom pleaseth most, found in the hole of the heart of the same
likeness of a toad, which being taken out CURIOUS EXTRACT FROM STOW.
and spread abroad, was in form and Although human credulity is very fashion not easie to be described; the liable to imposition, and a distempered length of which worm, divided into many imagination ever on the wing for “tales graines, to the number of fifty, (spread of wonder;" yet circumstances of a most from the body like the branches of a improbable nature do sometimes occur, tree) was, from the snout to the end of stamped with such marks of authenti- the longest grain, seventeen inches, city, as the most sceptical must give having four issues in the graines, from credence tn. Such I conceive to whence dropped forth a red water; the be the following, singular account, body in biguess round was about three copied verbatim from Stow, “ The inches and a halfe, the coloure whereof seventeene of March, . (1586)
was very like to a mackarell. This mona strange thing happened: master Doring, strous worn, found in manner aforesaid, ton, of Spaldwiskt, in the county of crawling to have got away, was stabbed Huntingdon, esquire, one of her ma- in with a dagger and died, which after jesties gentleman pentioners, had a horse being dried, was shewed to many honourwhich died sodainly, and being repped to able persons of the realme. see the cause of his death, there was
ADVICE TO THE M-DB D. So shall impartial Fame award thy soal's
With Burns and Bloomfield rank thee in the « Lintot (dull rogue) will think your price
Newcastle-under-Lyne. too much,
Scio. Unless you well revise 'em and retouch.”
THE BROKEN REED.
banks of Can,
A musing, moralizing man,
At eve I sometimes stray;
A clear, uninterrupted tide,
Along its winding way.
As bending o'er its brink I stood,
An object caught my view ;
A reed it was, whose slender stem
Obey'd the impulse of the stream;
The stream in which it grew.
Now sinking as the water swellid;
Drew from my cogitative mind
Conclusions of a different kind
To those experience taught;
In thinking it secure, I errd;
That rectified tlie thought.
Came whistling from a neighbouring wood,
And louder, stronger blew;
And snapt the reed in two!
Its fury quickly spent or past,
Each radiant star appears unmov'd; To mark the ravage of the biast,
Too high, too bright, to heed the shade; With feelings of a'arm
Nor thinks a mild complacent smile, I look'd, supposing mischief done;
Its fire benignant can degrade. But save that simple reed alone,
But shall I, like the transient cloud, Saw vestige none of harm.
Regardless pass thy ornate sphere? Devoted teed! I chen exclaim'd,
I'll prize the worth which thou contain'st, With sympathy shalt thou be nain'd,
And ever hold sweet Sydenham dear. When next a theme I choose;
And shall not memory ever speak The moralist in thee shall find
Claims on regard, which chou can'st A subject suited to his mind,
prove? Depicted by my Muse.
Eliza's beauty, kindness, worth? The vot'ries of ambition too,
And shall I not, sweet Sydenham love? Their semblance in thy form shall view ; Their danger in thy fate ;
LINES, While those of pleasure, wealtlt, and pride, SENT TO A YOUNG LADY, IN CON Alarmid, perchance may step aside,
SEQUENCE OF HER IMMODERATZ And learn to contemplate.
GRIEF FOR THE LOSS OF HER CHILD. Chelmsford.
WHY, dearest friend! such signs of woe
Do thy conscious features wear?
Why, from thy eyes in ceaseless Aow,
Streams Afiction's sacred tear?
For one that lives; and lives in heav'n? Whose votive music hails the rising light; True, thy child is snatch'd for ever Now flutt'ring o'er the corn-now soaring high,
'To Death's cold and darksome seat ! Scarce seen, or wholly lost to human sight; True, his infunt prattlings never, How dear to me, sweet warbler, is thy'lay,
Never more! ily ears shall greet :
True, that thy fond maternal heart
Who cha lovely treasure gave;
Forget awhile the anguish of my heart; Never strikes but strikes to save! Inhale the fragrance bounteous nature yields, And prhaps that word which clos'd his eyes,
Nor feel, or faintly feel, sharp sorrow's dart. Bade him, thy guardian angel rise. Thy song atcracis my gaze to yon blue scene,
Ah! then let a softer feeling And fills with heavenly sounds the airy
Calm the tumults of thy breast; space between
While reflection gently stealing
Soothes thy troubled mind to rest :
Kneel humbly to the afflictive rod,
AN ADDRESS TO THE DEITY. And whence the charm, which thou alone
WRITTEN DURING A THUNDER STORM. Canst yield, each ruder sigh to quell?
ALTHOUGH around thy awful thunders Th'expansive scenes so oft admir'd,
fly, Thy neighb'ring woods, thy flowery And roll terrific thro' the vaulted sky; meads;
Althothy vivid lightnings blaze on me, Thy smooth canal, thy shady groves, Yet shall my hope, my trust, be fix'd on Fa these, the mind delighted pleads.
thee; These may a while engage the mind,
On thee, the fountain whence our solace And Fancy's magic pow'r invite ;
flows, But these a bounded influence hold;
On thee, the soother of our wrongs and When absent, they no more delight.
woes; But kindness holds my heart to thee,
Protect, I pray, if such chy blessed will,
The mariner, who guides with wond'rous By polished manners made mure dear;
skill, And beauty's form, and spotless worth,
The unwieldy bark: oh! spare the advent'. Bid me thy very name revere. When night's blue vault, by gems illum'd, Safciy let them their wonted Spreads o'er the world its glittering pursue; veil,
Save too, I pray, the wanderers on the shore, A sullying cloud will oft appear,
Shield them from harm, tho' loud the temBorne by some unregarding gale.
course TO TRUTH.
Shield the poor bind who steeps in lonely With her sorrow-piercing cry,
Hapless child of misery."
Next we hear the sceptie bold,
Tellus virtue is a cheat,
And the grave our last retreat.
Bid us revel all the day,
And idly trifle time away ;
Laugh at our neost sacred laws,
And claim (oh impious!) our applause, How mild, and yet how firm, is Truth Wretched wanderer from the truth, pourtray'd:
Cease to tempo unguarded youth, Placid, benign, yet awful in her air ; Take your tenets far away,
Assur’d, determind, yet serenely fair! And let us feel Religion's sway. Scar'd at her frown, her glance, her tread,
Let us still enjoy the hope Pale visag'd Vice droops his detested head!
Of sharing that unbounded scope, A wak’ning conscience, rage, remorse, despair, which Heaven's high King has long decreed Guilt's biack and horrid train, his bosom For those who merit Virtue's mecd.
tear, And pierce his dark and secret soul with
SONG. dread. No timid fears Truth's stedfast purpose How peaceful smiles this sylvan scene! break,
Cheerful and gay the songsters Tove ; No mean and sordid views her dictates The fields are clad in vernal green, sbake!
And vocal ev'ry breeze with love : With virtue fir'd, with rectitude imprest, How happy once the woods among, She veils nu treacherous motives in her At early dawn, I lov'd to stray ; breast;
Here Laura first inspir'd my song, Bares her pure bosom, and rejects disguise ;
Here first she heard, and bless'd my lay. And courts th' enquiry of discerning eyes. This transient dream of bliss is Aed,
These rural charms no more delight,
Their fairest, fondest, nymph is dead, ON THE PREVALENCE OF VICE. And ravish'd from my longing sight: VIRTUE, friend, is rarely found
A gloomy home my fancy seeks, In this lite's uncertain round,
For this I heave the frequent sigh; Vice fills up the mazy way,
Life's blush has left my Laura's cheek,
And I with Laura wish to lie.
PATENTS LATELY ENROLLED.
MR. JOHN MARSTALLS AND MR. JOHN boiler, hy which means the heated brine
NAYLOR'S, (NORTHWICH,) for a Nero may freely flow from the boiler into, and und Improved Method of Manufactur- circulate about, the cooler or condenser, ing Sale.
and froin chenice back again, which it Y the method now in use, the salt- will do by means of the impulse and moto the whole of which the fire has access, the consequent expansion of the brine, and all the parts of it are equally beated. the most heated parts following upon the No ineans are employed for the special top, and so going on towards the extreme purpose of causing the brine to sustain, part of the condenser, and afterwards, in different parts, various degrees of heat, when become more cool and dense, reby the greater or less proximity of such turning in an under and backward cur. parts respectively to the fire. The new rent towards the fire, which progress inethod consists in varying, at short and forward and backward is continued, and successive intervals, the degrees of heat thus the salt is formed into crystals, which the brine receives from the fire; chiefly in the condenser, and not in the and it is done by adding to the coinmon heated pan or boiler, in which the salt is brine-pan or boiler a condenser or wholly formed by the method now m Cooler, baving a communication with the use. "For dispatch, two or a re con