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Scufiles seldom happen now, but “in ed in the capture of the “Gay" belonging my youthful days," “when Guy met Guy to the vanquished. Sometimes despe —then came the tug of war!” The par- rate bands, who omitted, or were destitate tisans fought, and a decided victory end of the means to make “Guys," went forza
like Froissart's knights“ upon adven- anniversary from 1605, when the plot tures." An enterprise of this sort was was discovered, the night before it was to called "going to smug a Guy," that is, to have been put in execution. The design steal one by “ force of arms,” fists, and was to blow up the king, James I., the sticks, from its rightful owners. These prince of Wales, and the lords and compartisans were always successful, for they mons assembled in parliament. One of always attacked the weak.
the conspirators, being desirous of saving In such times, the burning of “a good lord Monteagle, addressed an anonymous Guy” was a scene of uproar unknown to letter to him, ten days before the parliathe present day. The bonfire in Lincoln's ment met, in which was this expression, Inn Fields was of this superior order of “the danger is past, so soon as you have disorder. It was made at the Great burnt the letter.” The earl of Salisbury Queen-street corner, immediately oppo- said it was written by some fool or madsite Newcastle-house. Fuel came all day man; but the king said, “ so soon as you long, in carls properly guarded against have burnt the letter," was to be intersurprise : old people have remembered preted, in as short a space as you shall when upwards of two hundred cart-loads take to burn the letter. Then, comparing were brought to make and feed this bon. the sentence with one foregoing, “ that fire, and more than thirty "Guys” were they should receive a terrible blow, this burnt upon gibbets between eight and parliament, and yet should not see who twelve o'clock at night.
hurt them," he concluded, that some sudAt the same period, the butchers in den blow was preparing by means of Clare-market had a bonfire in the open gunpowder. Accordingly, all the rooms space of the market, next to Bear-yard, and cellars under the parliament-house and they thrashed each other “ round were searched; but as nothing was disabout the wood-fire,” with the strongest covered, it was resolved on the fourth of sinews of slaughtered bulls. Large par- November, at midnight, the day before ties of butchers from all the markets pa- the parliament met, to search under the raded the streets, ringing peals from wood, in a cellar hired by Mr. Percy, a marrow-bones-and-cleavers, so loud as to papist. Accordingly sir Thomas Knevet, overpower the storms of sound that came going about that time, found at the door from the rocking belfries of the churches. a man in a cloak and boots, whom he By ten o'clock, London was so lit up by apprehended. This was Guy Fawkes, bonfires and fireworks, that from the who passed for Percy's servant. On resuburbs it looked in one red heat. Many moving the wood, &c. they discovered were the overthrows of horsemen and thirty-six barrels of gunpowder, and on carriages, from the discharge of hand. Guy Fawkes being searched, there were rockets, and the pressure of moving mobs found upon him, a dark lantern, a tininflamed to violence by drink, and fight. der-box, and three matches. Instead of ing their way against each other.
being dismayed, he boldly said, if he had This fiery zeal has gradually decreased. been taken within the cellar, he would Men no longer take part or interest in have blown up himself and them together. such an observance of the day, and boys On his examination, he confessed the carry about their “ Guy" with no other design was to blow up the king and parsentiment or knowledge respecting him, liament, and expressed great sorrow that than body-snatchers have of a newly. it was not done, saying, it was the devil raised corpse, or the method of dissecting and not God that was the discoverer. it; their only question is, how much they The number of persons discovered to have shall get by the operation to make merry been in the conspiracy were about thirteen; with. They sometimes confound their they were all Roman catholics, and their confused notion of the principle with the design was to restore the catholic religion mawkin, and for “ the Guy," they say, in England. It appears that Guy Fawkes “ the Pope.” Their difference is not by and his associates had assembled, and the way of distinction, but ignorance. concerted the plot at the old King's-head “ No popery,” no longer ferments; the tavern, in Leadenhall-street. Two of the spirit is of the lees.
conspirators were killed, in endeavouring to avoid apprehension ; eight were exe
cuted. Two jesuits, Oldcorn and Garnet, The day is commonly called Gunpow- also suffered death; the former for saying, der treason, and has been kept as an “ the ill success of the conspiracy did not
Taylor, Printer, Basinghall Street.
render it the less just;" the latter for
November 6. being privy to the conspiracy and not revealing it.
St. Leonard, 6th Cent. St. Winoe, AbA corporation notice is annually left at bot, 8th Cent. St. Iltutus, 6th Cent. the house of every inhabitant in the city Michaelmas Term begins. of London, previous to lord mayor's day. The following (delivered in St. Now Monsieur Term will come to town, Bride's) is its form:
The lawyer putteth on bis gown;
Revenge doth run post-swift on legs,
And's sweet as muscadine and eggs;
And this makes many go to law Mayor, in order to prevent any Tumults For that which is not worth a straw, and Riots that may happen on the Fifth of But only they their mind will bave, November and the next ensuing LORD No reason hear, nor council crave. Mayor's Day, you are required to charge
Poor Robin's Almanae, 1757. all your Servants and Lodgers, that they
To the Editor of the Every-Day Book. neither make, nor cause to be made, any
October, 1823. SQUIBS, SERPENTS, FIRE Balloons, or
Presuming the object you have in view other Fireworks, nor fire, Hing, nor in your Every Day Book is to convey throw them out of your House, Shop, or useful and pleasing information with the Warehouse, or in the Streets of this City, utmost correctness, and, if possible, withon the Penalties contained in an Act of out contradiction, I beg leave to say, Parliament made in the Tenth year of the your statement in page 100, " that in late King WILLIAM.
each term there is one day whereon the Note. The Act was made perpetual, courts do not transact business, namely, and is not expired, as some ignorantly on Candlemas-day in_Hilary Tern, Assuppose.
cension-day in Easter Term, MidsummerC. PUCKERIDGE, Beadle.
day in Trinity Term, and All-Saints'-day in Michaelmas Term," is not quite correct
with respect to the two last days; for in On the fifth of November, a year or two last term (Trinity) Midsummer-day was ago, an outrageous sparkle of humour subsequent to the last day, which was on broke forth. A poor hard-working man, the 22d of June. And if Midsummerwhile at breakfast in his garret, was en- day falls on the morrow of Corpus ticed from it by a message that some one Christi, as it did in 1614, 1698, 1709, who knew him wished to speak to him at and 1791, Trinity full Term then comthe street door. When he got there he mences, and the courts sit on that day; was shaken hands with, and invited to a otherwise, if it occurs in the term it is a chair. He had scarcely said “ nay” dies non. In 1702, 1713, 1724, 1795. before “ the ayes had him," and clapping and 1801, when Midsummer-day fel! him in the vacant seat, tied him there. upon what was regularly the last day of They then painted his face to their liking, term, the courts did not then sit, regardput a wig and paper cap on his head, ing it as a Sunday, and the term was profastened a dark lantern in one of his longed to the 25th. (See Blackstone's hands, and a bundle of matches in the Commentaries, vol. iii. page 278.). With other, and carried him about all day, respect to All Saints'-day, (1st of Novemwith shouts of laughter and huzzas, beg- ber,) it does not now occur in Michaelmas ging for their “Guy." When he was re- Term, for by the statute 24th Geo. II. c. leased at night he went home, and having 48, (1752,) the Essoin day of that term is slept upon his wrongs, he carried them on the morrow of All-Souls, 3d of Novemthe next morning to a police office, whi- ber, consequently Michaelmas Term dors ther his offenders were presently brought not actually commence before the 6th by warrant, before the magistrates, who of November. ordered them to find bail or stand com- With respect to the grand days of the mitted. It is illegal to smug a man for inns of court, I find by “The Student's “ a Guy."
Guide to Lincoln's Inn," the two first days you mention are correct with respect to
that society; but in Trinity Term the Angular Physalis. Physalis Alkakengi. grand day is uncertain, unless Midsom
Dedicated to St. Bertille. mer-day is in the term, then that a
generally the grand day. In Michaelmas court of justice.” Whereupon she said, Term, grand day is on the second Thursday she thought it singular that she might be in the term.
covered in the house of God, and not in In page 156, you state, “ It is of an- the judicature of man. Sir Edward told cient custom on the first day of term for her, “ that from God no secrets were hid; the judges to breakfast with the lord but that it was not so with man, whose chancellor in Lincoln's Inn Hall.” Till intellects were weak; therefore, in the within these few years, and only on the investigation of truth, and especially present lord chancellor removing from when the life of a fellow creature is put Bedford-square, the judges, together with in jeopardy, on the charge of having dethe master of the rolls and his officers, the prived another of life, the court should vice-chancellor, the masters in chancery, see all obstacles removed ; and, because the king's serjeants and counsel, with the the countenance is often an index to the different officers of the court of chancery, mind, all covering should be taken away always assembled at the chancellor's house from the face." Thereupon the chief to breakfast, and from thence, following justice ordered her hat to be taken off, the chancellor in his state carriage, to and she covered her hair with her handWestminster. But on the removal of kerchief. lord Eldon to Hamilton-place, his lordship desired to meet the gentlemen of the courts of law and equity in Lincoln's Inn On Sunday, the 7th of November, 1824, Hall; and from that time, the judges, &c. being the hundredth anniversary of the have met in Lincoln's Inn. This place is death of the celebrated John Eyrle, Esq., better adapted to the convenience of the Pope's “ Man of Ross," the new society profession than one more distant.
of ringers in that town rung a “muffled The above observations, if worth no- peal” on the occasion. Hereford Paper.* tice, may be used on the first day of next term, the 6th of November ; but as the 6th is on a Sunday, term will not actually
FLORAL DIRECTORY begin until the 7th.
Large Fureræa. Fureroa Gigantea.
Dedicated to St. Willibrord.
The four crowned Brothers, Martyrs,
A. D. 304.
St. Willehad, Bp. A. D. 787. St. Godfrey, Bp. A. D. 1118.
Now the leaf
Incessant rustles from the mournful grove; St. Willibrord, 1st Bp. of Utrecht, A. D.
Oft startling such as studious walk below; 738. St. Werenfrid. St. Prosdecionus, And slowly circles through the waving air. 1st. Bp. of Padua, A. D. 103.
As the maturing and dispersing of CHRONOLOGY.
seeds was a striking character of the last
month, so the fall of the leaf distinguishes Hats and Bonnets.
the present. From this circumstance, the On the 7th of November, 1615, (Mi- whole declining season of the year is often chaelmas Term, 13 Jac. I.) when Ana in common language denominated the Turner, a physician's widow, was indicted fall. The melancholy sensations which at the bar of the court of king's bench, attend this gradual death of vegetable nabefore sir Edward Coke (as an accessary ture, by which the trees are stripped of before the fact) for the murder of sir all their beauty, and left so many monuThomas Overbury, the learned judge ob- ments of decay and desolation, forcibly serving she had a hat on, told her “ to put suggest to the reflecting mind an apt it off; that a woman might be covered in comparison for the fugitive generations of a church, but not when arraigned in a man.t
Like leaves on trees the race of man is found,
The Times, 17th November, 1824.
† Aikin's Natural History of the Year,
Another race the following spring supplies ;
IVednesday the Ninth Day of November FLORAL DIRECTORY.
next to be accompanied by his Brethren Cape Aletris. Veltheimia glauca.
the Aldermen, and attended by the Livery Dedicated to The four Brothers.
of the several Companies of this City, to
go from Guildhall, exactly at Eleven November 9,
o'clock in the Forenoon, to Blackfriars
Stairs, and from thence by Water to The Dedication of the Church of St. Westminster there to be sword, and at
John Laterans. St. Theodorus, sur- his return will land at Blackfriars Stairs, named Tyro, A. D. 306. St. Mathurin, and pass from thence to Fleet Bridge, A. D. 388. St. Vanne, or Vitonus, Bp. through Ludgate Street, Saint Paul's A. D. 525.
St. Benignus, or Binen, Church Yard, Cheapside, and down King Bp. A. 7. 468.
Street to the Guildhall, to Dinner:
Now, for the more decent and orderly
Performance of the said Solemnity, and To the Editor of the Every-Day Book. for preventing any Tumults and Disorders Sir,
which may happen by the great Concourse
of People, Enclosed are official printed copies These are in his Majesty's Name to reof the two precepts issued previous to quire you to cause the Constables within lord mayor's day, for the purpose of in. your Ward to keep a good and sufficient forming the master and wardens of the double Watch and Ward of able Men respective livery companies, to whom well weaponed on that Day, as well as at they are directed, (as well as the alder- the landing Places as in the Streets men of the wards through which the pro- through which the said Solemnities are to cession passes,) of the preparations necessary to be made on that day. These pre- said Constables to preserve the said
you are required to charge the cepts are first ordered to be printed at a Streets and Passages free and clear from court of aldermen; directions accordingly all Stops and Obstructions, and not perare afterwards given by the town clerk, mit any Coach, Cart, or Dray to stand and, when printed, they are sent to the therein"; and if any Coachman, Drayfour attornies of the lord mayor's court, man, or Carman refuse to move out of by whom they are filled up, afterwards the said Streets, that they carry such they are left at the mansion-house, and Coachman, Drayman, or Carman to one
lastly they are intrusted to the marshal- of the Compters, and such Coach, Dray, men to be delivered. The larger preceptor Cart to the Green Yard, and take their is sent to the aldermen of the wards of Numbers that they may be prosecuted acCheap, Cordwainer, Vintry, Farringdon cording to Law. And although every within, Farringdon without, Bread-street, Person is bound by the Law to take Cripplegate within, and Castle Baynard. Notice of all general Acts of Parliament,
The smaller precept is forwarded to the yet that there may not be the least colour whole of the livery companies.
or pretence of Ignorance or Inadvertency. I am, sir, &c.
these are also to require you to cause your S. G. *
Beadle to go from House to House, and November 2, 1825.
acquaint the several Inhabitants, that by
an Act of Parliament made in the ninth Precept to the Aldermen.
and tenth years of the Reign of King By the MAYOR.
William the Third (which is made per To the Aldermen of the Ward of
petual,) It is enacted that no Person of
what degree or quality soever shall make, FORASMUCH as William Venables, sell, or expose to sale, any Squibs, SerEsquire, lately elected Lord Mayor of pents, or other Fireworks; or any Cases, this City for the Year ensuing, is on Moulds, or other Implements whatsoever