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than the above-mentioned officer's order, he is put into his own oven when hot, where he is suffered to perish ; which punishment, the gentleman, adds, he saw executed. The punishment for butchers who are detected in selling their meat too long kept, is also very cruel. A butcher, near where the relator of these facts resided, was detected by the examining officer of being guilty of selling bad meat, and (as in the baker's case, without any other form of trial than the order of the officer) he was immediately nailed by one of his ears to the post of his own door;

his nose pierced, and one end of a wire about six inches long fastened to it, at the other end of which a piece of his bad meat was fixed. In this situation he was kept for nearly four hours.

Colley Cibber visited the duke of Warton, at Whinchendon, in Buckinghamshire, and taking an airing with his Grace, the carraige could hardly be dragged along through the heavy clay. “ It has been said (observed the poet) that your Grace ran through your estate ; but I defy you to run through this."

A woman named Phæbe Harris, residing at Hanley, in Staffordshire, had a son in the army, whom she had not heard of for some time, and supposed him to be dead. A few days since the post brought a letter from him, stating that he was alive and well, and would in a short time be at home. Such was her joy, that she broke out into alternate fits of laughing and weeping, and in a few hours expired !

Irish WEDDING.--An affair of an extraordinary nature occurred a few days back in the County of Wicklow, which is likely to furnish matter for discussion in one of the Irish Law Courts. The parties are exceedingly respectable, and the occurrence has plunged two families in inexpressible affliction. Two marriages took place the two brides were escorted by their admiring bridegrooms on the wedding day to an hotel, not far from Dublin ; they dined, took tea, supped, and then the ladies retired. The gentlemen unfortunatelysacrificed a little too freely to the jolly God, and on retiring to bed, each entered the wrong apartment ! Freeman's Journal.

An author consulted a friend in respect to a great man, to whom he should dedicate his work, when he was recommended to subcribe it to the statue at Charing Cross because that great man was not likely speedily to lose his place."

When Doctor Johnson was last in Scotland, amongst other curiosities shewn him, he was taken to a very ancient and high castle, which was reckoned to command the most extensive view of any in the country. « Well sir « says his guide, “ whạt do you think of this prospect ?” “ It is the finest in all Scotland," says the doctor, “ for I can here see the road to England."

Poetry.

THE REBEL.

(A Fragment)

Apollo rous'd
From the bland tones of his enwreathed harp,
The loftiest strain that e'er inspir’d the soul
Of Virtue's handmaids, for they sang of Love :

A maid,
Of Britain's Isle, upon whose dimpled cheek
Fair Nature had, with Beauty's magic hand,
Trac'd the rich charms of witching womanhood,
Once lov'd a chieftain of a rebel host,
Whose eye reflash'd affection on her heart.
'Twas morn: whilst in the distant dell, at times
Was heard the dash of onset.

Mary saw,
From the broad crest of an aspiring cliff,
The dread and awful conflict of the host.
The rock received the foeman's hope, entranc'd
In horror, for, by an arrow's point,
The breast of Edward bled.

So bright a prize
The ruffian conquerer held in savage love,
And to the cot where Edward writh'd in blood,
Convey'd the virgin victim. Apollo saw
From his high throne amid the gold-fraught clouds
Th' unmanly deed, and from his harmory
Threw the red thunderbolt to claim the life
Of brutal Conric : thus sacred virtue claims
The high and mighty shield of awful heav'n.
Soon the usurping lily fled the front
Of Mary, and with blending modesty.

return'd The twin associate of the rose of health.

Mary receiv’d her wounded Edward's hand,
Yet broken-hearted left the toilsome earth,
To join the angelry of spotless heaven :
For Edward perish'd for his rebel deeds.

J. K. GRIFFITH.

:

THE OAK.

The tall Oak towering to the skies,
The fury of the wind defies ;
From age to age, in virtue strong,
Inur'd to stand, and suffer wrong.
O’erwhelm’d at length upon the plain,
It puts forth wings, and sweeps the main ;
The self-same foe undaunted braves,
And fights the wind upon the waves.

MONTGOMERY.

SAL SAPIT OMNIA.

“ Salt from corruption keeps the constitution;"

This aphorism is true, experience backs it;
And it affords a very fair solution

Why ministers are pleas'd to highly tax it.
“Dear salt !” exclaims John Bull, “ bereft of thee,
Tastelese henceforth my poor repast will be.”
" Bereft of salt ! Pshaw, John, dismiss your fears :
You still may salt your porridge with your tears."

EXTEMPORE.

By Lord Lyttleton, to Lady Brown.

When I was young and debonnaire,
The brownest nymph to me was fair ;
But now I'm old, and wiser grown,
The fairest nymph to me is Brown !

EPIGRAM.

Says a beau to a lady,“ Pray name if you can,
Of all your acquaintance, the handsomest man ?"
The lady reply'd,“ If you'd have me speak true,
He's the handsomest man that's most unlike you."

PARADOX.

Four people sat down one evening to play,
They play'd all the eve, and parted next day;
Could

you think, when you're told, as thus they all sat,
No other play'd with them, nor was there one bet;
Yet, when they rose up, each gain'd a guinea,
Though none of 'em lost to th' amount of a penny.

ANSWER

Four merry fiddlers play'd all night

To many a dancing ninny;
And they next morning went away,

Having each receiv'd a guinea.

ON THE BIRTH OF A CHILD.

The rising sun, whose heavenly beam

First gleam'd upon thy birth, my child,
Saw tears adown thy features stream,

Whilst all around thee gladly smiled.
Oh! may that sun's declining ray,

When thou shalt sink to death's long sleep,
See smiles upon thy features play,
Whilst all around thee vainly weep.

A. R*** BANKRUPTS.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 16.-T. Parker, jun. Wood-street, hosier.-M. Healey, Manchester, draper.-Matthew Cookson, Kingston-upon-Hull, grocer and seedsman.-J.T. Cooper, Worcester, draper.-C. Hays and W. H. Blunden, Oxford-street, Middlesex, linen drapers.-J. Hiron, Benbury, Oxford, grocer.-J. Thorley, 'Chorlton-row, Manchester, merchant.-W. Dodd, Orton, Westmoreland, drover.-J. Smith, Liverpool, leather-cutter.-J. Graham, Dorset-street, Salisbury-square, cotton manufacturer.-T. Lea, late of Liverpool, grocer.-W.J. W. Lindsey, Bath, silkmercer.-R. James, St. Martin's, Standford Barton, Northampton, veterinary surgeon.-R. Kitchen and J. Amery, Liverpool, tailors and drapers.-G. Cooper, Tutbury Mill, Stafford, miller.-R. Graham, Shorter's-court, Throgmorton-street, stock broker.-J. and W. Buckmaster. Old Bond-street, Middlesex, army clothiers and tailors.-W. Noakes, Old City Chambers, wine-merchant.D. Edwards, Gloucester, tea dealer and grocer.-J. Manning, Clement's Inn, Middlesex, money broker.-C. R. Huxley, Newgate-street, glover.-W. Collins, Crawford-street, Mary-le-bone, linen draper.

TUESDAY, NovemBER, 19.-E. Woodward, Derby, innkeeper.W. Sanders, Bristol, fishmonger and cyder merchant.-F. C. Cookworthy, Bristol, bookseller and stationer.-B. Wainwright, Hereford, malster.-W. S. Williams, Charles-street, Brompton, coach master and horse dealer.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 23.-M. Marks, Romford, Essex, slop seller.-J. Crancy, Snow-hill, London, grocer and tea dealer. T. Dawson, St. Thomas's Mill, Parish of St. Mary, Stafford, miller.-G. French, Whitechapel-road, provision agent.-W. Nettleton, Coach and Horses, Edgeware-road, Middlesex, victualler.-H. Clark, Swallowfields, Wilts, grocer and baker.- John Joseph Stockdale, Strand, bookseller, printer, and publisher.-E. Walker, late of Oxford-street, oil and colourman.-George Rainy, Marshal-street, Cavendish-square, ironinonger.-W. Ridley and Daniel Wilson, Whitehaven, Cumberland, curriers and shoemakers.-E. Lillie, Bridgeman, Fish-street-hill, London, undertaker.-E. Edwards, Laugharne, Carmarthen, innkeeper.–J. Liversidge Tuck, Hay-market, jeweller.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER, 26–H. Beams, Sydenham, stock broker.-J. Passman, Old-street-road, merchant.-J. Gladding, Ipswich, victualler.-T. Fairclough, Liverpool, slater.-A. Jardine, Leatherhead, Surry, draper.-R. Sowler, Water-street, Blackfriars, merchant.-T. Bailey, Shoreditch, seedsman.

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