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ORACLE OF ORIGINS.—No. III. at the angle of hopeless idiocy. Are you the thoughts of an Easter pantomime, because

wise, Mr. Editor ? Let not the wisdom of we know, by sad experience, that for nearly The opprobrious title of bum bayliffe, Solomon, edged with the wit of Swift, prevail half the season they are sure " to be continued." so constantly bestowed upon the she- on you to send that paper to the press which, The knock of our tailor with his bill pierces riff's officers, is, according to Judge like a scorpion with a sting in its tail, con- us through and through like a drawn sword, Blackstone, only the corruption of bound- cludes with a " to be continued.” To the forno other reason but our conviction that day bayliffe, every sheriff's officer being flames with it incontinently, or the tenure of after day, until the rascal is paid, it is “to be obliged to enter into bonds, and to give Let any devil take it, but the printer's devil. even two, of that fellow with the monkey or security for his good behaviour, previous Were it an essay of my Lord Verulam, your hurdyguidy; but what uncentres and unmans to his appointment.

Magazine would not survive it. For myself, at us is our consciousness that, unless we assassiThe three blue balls prefixed to the least, I hate it as did Horace garlic,- Voltaire, nate him, or procure his assassination, his perdoors and windows of Pawnbrokers' Piron,-Mirabeau, a bishop; I abhor it as formance is far more certain “ to be continued" shops, by the vulgar, humorously enough, churchmen de Cobbett, and the borough-than our practice of breakfasting or dining. I said to indicate that it is two to one that mongers the memory of Jeremy Bentham. could go on through half the woes that afflict the things pledged are never redeemed, “To be continued." is at the bottom of half humanity; but of all our grievances of the were in reality the arms of a set of mer- tolerable, until Mr. Stanley informed us that to bear as an article in a Magazine; for which

our calamities. The Irish tithe-system was “to be continued ” class, there is none so hard chants from Lombardy, who were the it was “ to be continued ;” the aggravating sea- reason it is, Mr. Editor, that this paper, like first that publicly lent money on pledges. tures of the Marquis of Londonderry's fool- the rotten bor ugh system, ad (I think I may They dwelt together in a street, from eries in the House of Lords, is that, from add) the Bench of Bishops, is not them named Lombard Street, in London, session to session, and from night to night

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to be continued." and also gave their name to another at they are "to be continued.” We shudder at Paris. Se

MOT, The games of marbles, played by boys, are of great antiquity, and originated in the more manly games with bowls. In early times, before the invention of grinding marbles into a perfectly round form was known, boys used nuts in their stead. It is said of Augustus, when young, that, by way of amusement, he spent many hours in playing with little Moorish boys, cum nucibus, with nuts. This trifling circumstance presents us with a pleasing trait in the juvenile character of the greatest of all the Roman emperors.

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“ TO BE CONTINUED.”. I know not whether Beelzebub ever contributes in person to the Magazines--we all know that he writes by proxy in one or two of them—but, were he to do so, there is not the shadow of a doubt upon my mind but

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CLAREMONT PARK, 9d Ideas tween brackets. It is an odious phrase, and This park is situated near the village so well known for his taste in laying out worthy of all reprobation, that “to be cons of Esher, about five miles from Kingston grounds, but who used to consider him

" I have just named. I eschew it as I do not and seventeen from London. Sir John self as of still greater skill in architecSatan, but the author of Satan—and all his Vanburgh, so well known for his parti- ture, to build him a house and model the works. How many Magazine readers has cular style of architecture, bought some grounds, without

any limitation of exit prepared for St. Luke's ! How many Ma- land here, and built a low brick house, pense. He performed the task much to gazine proprietors has it committed to the for his habitation, upon it. The spot he the satisfact..on of his Lordship, who did Fleet! How many innocent Magazines them chose was in low ground, without the not regard, the cost, which is said to have turely to the Spectators and Tatlers, and the advantage of prospect

. Thomas Holles been more than £100,000. Browne had other fathers of periodical literature! Oh! Pelham, Earl of Clare, bought it of Sir been often employed to alter houses, but you never-ending, still-beginning" writers, John, and was created Duke of Newcastle thi", is said to be the only complete one who, like the evil genius that haunted Aug. 2, 1715. The Duke adorned the 'e ever built. It forms an oblong square Brutus, cannot leave us at Sardes without park by many plantations, under the di- , of forty-four yards by thirty-four. On promising to be with us again at Philippi, rection of Kent. One of Kent's most the ground floor are eight spacious rooms, were there any wholesome discipline in the common designs at Claremont was a s' .nall besides the hall of entrance and the great commonwealth of letters, a winter in Siberia; lake, edged by a winding bank, with staircase. In the principal front, a flight daily, would be the sure recompence of scattered trees, that led to a sent at the of thirteen steps leads to the great enyour misdeeds. I wish I were an auto- end of the pond. On a mor.nt in the trance, under a pediment supported by crat for your sakes. Willingly would I park he erected a building in the shape Corinthian columns. The situation see the British constitution overturned to of a castle, and called it Claremont,” well chosen, commanding various views reach you. To your accomplices, I mean from his own name, by which the place of the water and plantations in the park. those who print and those who read you has been known ever since. I bear no malice. To the former I wish

In 1816 it was purchased by Government

After the death of the Duke, it was for the country residence of his Serene a cell and a keeper; to the latter the guardianship of my Lord High Chancellor

, purchased by Lord Clive, the conqueror Highness Prince Leopold, and his consore the proper protector of unhappy individuals, of India. When setting out on his last the Princess Charlotte: utprconsort whose foreheads are inclined to the hçrizon voyage, he gave directions to Mr. Browne,

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. base and detestable traffic, which, under terest interposed; but let the oppressed 11'. W. will much oblige us by procuring Agents in the name of the slave-trade, has long dis- and voiceless negro have his wrongs

pass on his route to Falmouth. A few such active graced the shores of Africa and New represented, not the sweet eloquence of friends are highly desirable.

South Wales. Sir John has not hitherto Mr. Wilberforce, nor the pointed arguTo 2.-certainly not.

had time to make himself master of this ment and energetic sincerity of Mr. R. P. is thanked. The packet of engravings shall be important subject, but pledges himself Buxton, could obtain even the decency

taken care of. The young gentleman who writes Stanzas to a

most solemnly, should he continue to be of tranquil attention. We hope these Carrion Bird,must not erpect to crow in our favoured with the Society's countenance, things will be managed better hereafter ; pages. His lines are trashy.

and obtain his seat, to bring in a Bill for and the way to secure it is to learn beF.E., W.N., and others, must stand over till our next. the immediate emancipation of all the in- forehand the character and feelings of

habitants of Liberia and Kamschatka." those we send to Parliament. How can THE TOURIST.

To be serious, we know not any plan this be done, except by recourse to the MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1832.

that could have been devised better cal- plan adopted by the Agency Committee?

culated to expose the ignorance, as well We mistake if Dr. Lushington himself, All the world knows that a certain as the insincerity, of those pretensions in some of his anti-slavery speeches, has Society, called the Agency Anti-Slavery which have long-far too long—been not most strongly enforced the necessity Society, has lately, from time to time, palmed upon the anti-slavery public. We of distinct, specific, and most clear antipublished certain Schedules, A, B, and c, are very apprehensive of touching the slavery pledges; but cui bono a pledge, containing the names of candidates for spear of Ithuriel. The Globe and the if not to be published? We hate those the ensuing Parliament, hostile or friendly Herald have got into a terrible contro- “ private" and“ satisfactory assurances," to the immediate Abolition of Slavery. versy on this point. Mr. Tom Macaulay those very “clear understandings,” The measure was original, and not less will, perhaps, in charity, set us right, if which are perfect enigmas to all manbold than original; it has, of course, we err : so we will venture.

kind besides, that are daily given from been largely discussed; and, as it is not

friend to friend, and will not bear the

“No falsehood can endure unlikely to become a precedent, we will Touch of celestial temper."

light. Have they not been given again take the liberty of taking a part in the

and again? Would it not be easy to discussion.

We are very far from ascribing a point out many who have thus beguiled It is an unwarrantable liberty with celestial temper to the Agency Com- the real friends of the cause of abolition, my name," cries one in Schedule A. mittee; but we do impute • falsehood”- and wormed themselves into the confiWe were about to describe him, but we that is, political insincerity-to a vast dence even of Buxton and Lushington, should bring a hornet's nest about our ears. portion of professed abolition Members, who nevertheless have failed at the pinch,

“I insist on your omitting me,” shouto in past Houses of the Commons. It and slided out of clear understandings” another of these luckless wights ; “ I have would be difficult to mention any public and “ private assurances" with as much just avowed myself a friend to abolition.” topic on which so much ignorance and so facility as an eel froin the fisherman's

How dare you to presume to pass much hollowness have been exhibited by grasp? No, no : we have had enough judgment on my opinions without hear- our worthy representatives, as on this. of this ; the man that honestly means ing them ?” exclaims a third, whose opi- We have ourselves conversed with men, what he says, and understands what he nions nobody knows, cocking his hat on public men, otherwise well informed, means, wants no privacy-no convenient one side, and stroking down the sleek who, like Sir John — whose letter " understanding.” The English lanconvexity of the epigastric region, with a we have just sketched as fancy paints it, guage is not so poor, but his heart can leer that would have done credit to old know not the difference between Slavery find expression ; and expression is that Falstuff, when sipping his sack at - the and the Slave-trade; and, with almost which honesty desires. But, say some "Boar's ead, in Eastcheap! But Sche- antediluvian simplicity, have loudly pro- of our cautious ones, your Schedules dule C has, no doubt, been sought with fessed their determination to terminate make enemies—they deter would-be an anxiety scarcely less amusing than the that which 1807 abolished, and 1811 made friends—they convert indifference into angry remonstrances of the enfans per- felony! Again and again have we heard hostility, and give a bias to the doubtful dus of Schedule A.

solemn protestations, religious profes- scale. Is it so? We rejoice to hear it. " I entreat you' to remember Mr. A., sions, and pious ejaculatious of Christian We seek not to alienate, but to convict our liberal candidato for the borough of abhorrence, all of which, by some poli- these men. Never did good arise from B--. He has, to my knowledge, spent tical hocus pocus, far exceeding the doubtful allies. The fellow's hover the last month in getting your reporters legerdemain of Smithfield fair,—(take round the field of battle like carrion by heart; he will bear catechising as well care, all ye Aldermen-candidates, we crows—watch every turn—not a moveas a charity-school-boy.' -" The Com- avow ourselves cockneys !) became con- ment escapes them—they shift from side mittee of Lord — beg respec. fully to verted into “Oh! ohs!", and gruff, un- to side with wonderful agility, as either state that his Lordship will be bouna' hand courteous “ Hear, hears," and sometimes side preponderates, and thus create alarm and foot to support any measure which into actual coughing,” as

a hundred times beyond their actual the Agency Committee think right, tena

al Buxton's honest energy and Lushing- strength. These are the men for Schedule ing, in any degree, to effect any object, or

ton's animated vehemence are heard in A: we wish to fix them to nail them to assist any purpose, however remotely re, probation of Slavery's crimes. No one down : we despise them as enemies, we disconnected, in any way whatever, with

who has not witnessed it can conceive trust them as friends; and this is the use the abolition of Colonial Slavery.

the studied and contemptible confusion, of scheduling them. We ask the question “Sir John - feels unbounded gra the satai. ic sneering, the not half-sup-calmly; we know full well the value of titude to the members of the Agency pressed gr.?wls of affected disgust, but a vole, come from whom it may; but for Committee, individually and collectively, real annoyance, with which he has to our own part, we declare that we should for the high and unexpected honour they contend, who hitherto has dared, in a entertain better hopes of the cause, if have done him, in scheduling his name British Parliament, to declare himself saw Buxton and Lushington, Evans and syith that noble list of distinguished phi- the friend of humanity, or the foe to phy- O'Connell, dividing alone against all the lanthropists, whose names will be immor- sical oppression. Galway Martin could House, upon the simple abstract question talized as the determined foes of that with difficulty assert the claims of brute of slavery or freedom, than if we found most iniquitous, most atrocious, most life to pity, though here no personal in-them supported by a vast majority, en

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THE TOURIST'S PORTFOLIO.-No. 3. able arrangements, regard to property, vested rights, and due preparation. And what anti-slavery man, acting on principle, does not agree with us? What, in fact, was the last division but a Schedule A ? and so it was viewed, aye, and felt too, by some scores of these half-and-half men, these drivellers that we have described.

What caused the anxious entreaty, the reiterated appeal, the eager, almost suppliant petitions to Buxton to spare a division?

Oh, how all deprecated a division! how earnestly they implored unanimity! how dexterously, how logically, they pointed out distinction without a difference, between Buxton's motion and Althorp's amendment! What was their meaning? They wanted not a place in Schedule 1 !-a division would schedule all-it would separate the spotted sheep, not less than the white

ELY CATHEDRAL. and the black ! it would send them, in their true colours, back to their consti- Tuis cathedral is a noble but irregular four arches, which gave way, and occatuents :-it would blow away the cloak structure, having been erected at different sioned its destruction. This accident led that hid their deformity. This was the periods. The north and south transepts to the erection of the present octagon real explanation of all that fidgetty dis- are the most ancient parts of the build- tower, supported by eight pillars, and tress which we viewed and exulted in ing, and date their foundation from the surmounted by a noble dome, terminated with unfeigned delight: and this was the reigns of William Rufus and Henry I. by an elegant lantern. It was built from embryo of Schedule A! And now we The great west tower was built towards the design of Alan of Walsingham, one gravely ask you, our Anti-Slavery and the close of the twelfth century; and the of the religious fraternity, over which Parliamentary leaders, whether you in foundation of that part of the edifice he asterwards presided. The stonework your hearts and consciences condemn this which is now the choir, but was originally was finished in six years, and the superSchedule A? Do you know, can you the presbytery, was laid by Bishop incumbent woodwork covered with lead mention, one honest, sincere, thorough- Northwold in 123-1, and it was com- in fifteen more, the whole being comgoing Anti-Slavery friend, whom it has pleted in 1250. The three arches ex: pleted in 1342. The episcopal palace, alienated? Can you point the finger attending further westward were destroyed near the west end of the cathedral, was one, a single Anti-Slavery professor, who in February, 1322, by the sudden fall much altered by Bishop Marson, but has on this ground seceded, whom you of the lofty stone tower which stood in retains traces of its ancient architecture. did not distrust before? We know you the centre of the building, supported on cannot : but what is infinitely of more importance, we know that the publicon whom ultimately you must rely-are satisfied with the step; we know that they hail it as a good omen of sincerity in the Anti-Slavery party--as a pledge, on their part, that no party feelings, no poLitical ties, shall interfere with the honest exercise of their Anti-Slavery energies ; we have received good proof of this at Hythe and Falkstone." There, in an especial manner, the value of AntiSlavery pledges has been tested-Schedule A has been of essential servicethere it has proved that neither personal csteem, nor private confidence, nor political respect, can blind the eyes of a body of men, however they may betray an honest and acute individual into injudicious confidence: “bind them hand and foot” was Dr. Lushington's advice to the Anti-Slavery body in reference to the candidates for 1830. « Bind them hand and foot" is the motto of the Agency

KIRKSTEAD CHAPEL. Committee in 1832. Mr. Majoribanks Kirkstead, anciently called Cristed, is Kirksiead, is the chapel, a very curious will not be bound—then have done with situated on the east bank of the Witham, building, which, according to tradition, him-act on the learned Doctor's advice; in the hundred of Gartree, and is about was built previous to the monastery. It the man will not do for us : place him in three miles distant from Tattershall, and is of early English architecture, having Schedule A !-80 says the Doctor ! eight from Horncastle.

lancet windows at the sides and east end, South of the ruin of the Abbey at and an ox-eye window over the entrance

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at the west end. The roof is beautifully it was obvious that the two young men took an letter: it was from Frank Staunton, and ran groined, the ribs springing from corbel underbred pleasure in tiring, or trying to tire, thus :tables; and against the south wall, on the London stranger to death.

• My dearest Aunt,—There are some tempta. the inside, is a rude figure in stone of a “Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day,

tions that are irresistible that of the London mail When first from Schiraz walls I bent my way,"

passing by my path proved so to me. knight templar, with the front part of his

I called to

the coachman, got up by the guard, and was miles helmet in the shape of a cross. For many

on my journey before I remembered aught but the thought Frank, as he toiled up the half-dozenth happiness of a return to town. years the roof of this building was co

I shall ever retain vered with thatch, but in 1790 it was re- | alone was expected to admire—ibe others, as

het hill, for the sake of the prospect, which he the most grateful recollection of your kindness; I moved, and a covering of tiles substituted, they observed, having seen it so often. At Annuals this year; but I've made a vow, and

will send my cousins the prettiest of the new At that time also the bell, which had length they returned to the little wood; the registered it in heaven,' never again to stir beyond previously hung in a tree, was placed stump of an old oak looked very inviting, and the bills of mortality, over the west end of the building. there Frank was about to sit, when his second

“ Your affectionate nephew,

“ Frank STAUNTON." This chapel is a donative of exempt cousin, William, caught his arm, exclaiming, jurisdiction, but appears to have had no

Mother, you have laid the cloth close to the

wasp's nest!" All hurried off, but not till stipend for the officiating minister until it Staunton's left hand was as an armoury, in THERE'S MUSIC IN A MOTHER'S VOICE. came into the possession of Mr. Daniel which a score of wasps had left their stings. THERE's music in a mother's voice, Disney, who, being a Presbyterian, ap- All hurried off, two or three dishes and plates

More sweet than breezes sighing ;. pointed a minister of that persuasion to broken, also the gooseberry pie dropped in the There's kindness in a mother's glance, perform service there, with a salary of scuffle; but, as soon as they were seated, due Too pure for ever dying. 301. per annum. This gift he afterwards attention was bestowed on Frank's wounds : a

There's love within a mother's breast, confirmed by his will in 1732, and in ad- key was produced from Mrs. Selby's ponderous pocket, destined to extract the stings; and

So deep, 'tis still o'erflowing, dition, bequeathed to the trustees the use

And care for those she calls her own, when, in spite of the universal declaration, of the chapel and chapel ground for the “ that it was the best thing in the world,” he

That's ever, ever growing. same purpose.

On the death or aliena- averred his conviction that it was the worst, There's anguish in a mother's tear, tion of the minister, the trustees were to and withdrew his hand, it had just the appear- When farewell fondly taking, present the names of two to the lord of ance of a honeycomb. Dinner proceeded;

That so the heart of pity moves,

It scarcely keeps from breaking. the manor, who was to appoint one of all seated themselves on the grass, nobody them, and, on his neglect or refusal, the knowing what to do with their feet or their

And when a mother kneels to heaven, plates, Christians not being so handy as Tuiks. trustees themselves were to make the ap- There was some romping, and a great deal of

And for her child is praying,

Oh! who shall half the fervour tell pointment. Ministers continued to be laughter excited hy that local wit which is so That burns in all she's saying ! nominated by the prescribed form until utterly unintelligible to a stranger. Mr. Selby

A mother! how her tender arts the death of Mr. Dunkley. On that oc- ate like an Abyssinian and drank like a Saxon;

Can soothe the breast of sadness, casion the present owner took possession he was one of those true-born Englisimen

And through the gloom of life once more of the estates which had been conveyed is ale. The repast was concluded, and both

Bid shine the sun of gladness.
to the trus'ees, and appointed to the he and his wife dropped off in their accus- A mother! when, like evening's star,
chapel a minister of the Church of Eng- tomed nap, with the mutual exclamation, Her course hath ceased before us,
land, paying him 301. per annum. • Frank, we have a water-party in store for From brighter words regards us still,

you to-morrow.” The party dispersed : Staun- And watches fondly o'er us.
ton saw the receding figures of his two fair

cousins with the two young men, one of whom
A GYPSY PARTY,

was entertaining his companion with the his-
tory of his brown mare's cold, and the other

THE HOUSEWIFE.
There is a species of entertainments pecu- was being eloquevt in praise of his liver-
Jiar to our islands, called in Wales **
grass coloured pointer; the ladies, however, seemed

A stitch in time."-OLD ADAGE.
parties,” in Jersey “milk parties, and at very well 'entertained. The wind had changed,
Greenwich and Richmond “PIC-NICS.” They and it was one of those raw, piercing evenings
are days devoted 10 all those inconveniences which pay November the delicate flattery of

How to Kill SLUGS.--Take a quantity of cabwhich, at les favoured periods, would, to use imitation. There was a melancholy rustling bage-leaves, and either put them into a warm

you mad.” You in the leaves, a dim mist rising from the lake, quite soft ; then rub them with unsalted butter, give up the comforts of civilized life-tables and the visitor walked “the greenwood glade” or any kind of fresh dripping, and lay them in and chairs are dE TROP-one glass does the alone, his teeth chattering, and a small chill rain places infested with slugs. In a few hours the work of many—and your dinner is spread on beating ir. bis face. This small raio gradu- leaves will be found covered with snails and slugs, the grass, for the benefit of the ants, earwigs, ally took a more decided form, and a heavy which may then, of course, be destroyed in any and other insects. It was for the celebration pelting shower. Mr. Selby's voice was heard way the gardener may think fit. of one of these mistakes (for they are called calling on the party to assemble together.

DOMESTIC YEAST.-Ladies who are in the habit pleasure) that the Selby family assembled in a They did so; and again the cart bore its (and a most laudable and comfortable habit it is) large cart, without springs, destined to traverse crowded company. Suddenly it was disco- of making domestic bread, cake, &c., are informed the roughest of roads that ever destroyed your vered that Staunton was missing. To make that they can easily manufacture their own yeast nerves and threatened your joints. Two young short of a long story, they called, they hunted, by attending to the following directions :--Boil men joined the party, and, quite as maiter of but in vain. It was now getting dark, and brown sugar, and a little salt, in two gallons of right, appropriated the seats by the two eidest home they were obliged to go—but minus water, for one hour. When milk-warm, bottle it, girls; and Frank was jammed into an incon- their cousin. One supposed he was drowned, and cork it close. It will be fit for use in twentyceivably small space between his uncle and and another that he had fallen into some old four hours. One pint of this yeast will make his aunt, both of whom maintained an unceas- gravel-pit; a third suggested that murders 18lbs. of bread. ing flow of discourse--one touching his tur- had been committed ere now. The evening

TO MAKE THE BARK GROW ON TREES.When nips, the other touching her turkeys; while the closed in on a collection of those lugubrious a branch is cut off a tree, or otherwise wounded, younger children kept up an incessant and tales that are the delight of an English fire- make the place smooth with a sharp knife; and if Babelish din. At length they arrived at a

side. But the next day they were, indeed, the tree be cankered, cither cut away the part nook in a wood: the father and mother, with seriously alarmed; for "no tidings could be affected, or scrape it out until you come to the the four younger ones, remained behind to get learned' of Frank Staunton. A ghastly fear smooth as possible ; then put half a pound of dianer ready, while they enjoined the others seized on the whole neighbourhood-he might tallow into 2lbs. of'tar, and warm it over a fire, to go and walk for an appetite-an injunction have been burked! Sacks and pitch-plasters till the tallow is just melted in the tar; when Frank, at least, thought very needless. How- were that day the sole topics of discourse in 1 oz. of saltpetre should be added, and the whole ever, off they went, under a broiling sun, over the neighbourhood of Ulleswater. Next morn- stirred well iogether. The composition must then hedge, ditch, hill, and dale; while to Staunton ing, however, came the post, and with it a be laid on the parts that you want to heal.

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CREATION In the progress of the Divine works and government, there arrived a period in which this earth was to be called into existence. When the signal moment, predestined from all eternity, was come, the Deity arose in his might, and created the world. What an illustrious moment was that, when, from non-existence, there sprang at once into being this mighty globe, on which so many millions of creatures now dwell! No preparatory measures were required-no long circuit was employed. “He spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.”

66 The earth was at first without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep." The Almighty surveyed the dark abyss, and fixed bounds to the several divisions

of nature. “Let there be light: and MEM. OF A SLAVE.

ANCIENT COINS.

there was light.” Then appeared the sea “ Facts-not fictions."

A very handsome and well-preserved coin and the dry land; the mountains rose,

of the Emperor Nero was dug up last week and the rivers flowed; the sun and moon In the “ West Indian Reporter," and in South Street, Exeter, by one of Messrs. began their course in the skies; herbs

Hooper's workmen, and is now in possession and plants clothed the ground; the air, other papers recently circulated, with a

of Mr. William Hooper, in Paris Street. On the earth, and the waters, were stored view of refuting the common reports re- one side is the head of that Emperor, with the with their respective inhabitants. At specting the “Cruelties of West Indian inscription—NERO CLAVD. CAESAR, AVG. GER. Slavery,” the case of Juliana, a child said P. M. T.R.P. IMP. 11.—which implies Nero Clau- last, a man was made after the image of to be about eleven years of age, is de- dius Cæsar, Augustus Germanicus, Pontifex God. He appeared, walking with countailed, as given in evidence before a Maximus, Tribunitia Potestate, Imperator 2. tenance erect, and received his Creator's Committee of the House of Assembly of By this inscription we discover that the coin benediction, as the lord of this new world.

was struck in the second year of the reign of The Almighty beheld his work when it Jamaica. It appears that when she was Nero (or 56 years after Christ), which was also about five years old, “ she was sent by probably the second year of his Tribunitian Superior beings saw, with wonder, this

was finished, and pronounced it GOOD. her mistress (Eleanor Whitehead) down power. On the reverse is a winged Victory,

new accession to existence. “ The mornto her house on the Bay for a flannel holding a globe, on which the celebrated letters jacket, and did not return until the fol- are inscribed, S.P.Q.R., Senatus populusque Ro-ing stars sang together, and all the sons lowing morning, when her mistress manus ; and on each side of the emblematical of God shouted for joy." flogged her with a cat of six tails, and, sulto, or, hy decree of the Senate. A small

figure are the large capitals s. C., Senatus Conwhen running from the lick, the end of copper coin of the Emperor Gallienus was also the cat licked her in the eye, and a little dug up. It was silvered over, and exhibits the film grew over it.” One witness stated, head of the Emperor with the diadem (caput The main temperature of England may be taken

as follows :-In the month of January, 47 degrees that " he saw the instrument, through radiatum), and the letters IMP. GALLIENVS, P.R. the means of which the accident hap- AUG., or Imperator Pius Felix Augustus. Gal of Fahrenheit's thermometer; and April, 47; in

lienus was born A.D. 219, reigned with his July, 59; and, in October, 46 degrees. The averpened: it was a small cat with six tails, father seven years, and eight years alone, and / age temperature of one year with another is found and was made for the purpose of correct- was slain A. D. 268, at Milan, by some of his London is about 2 degrees greater than that of the

not to vary more than 45 degrees. The heat of ing children.

officers. A coin of Flavius Julius Constantius, surrounding country, and there are places in De"The Council of Protection, having considered brother of Constantine the Great, was also dug vonshire, Cornwall, and other parts of the south the above depositions, and viewed the slave girl the head, which is merely adorned with a laurel above the average. Penzance is believed to be

up on the same spot, with this inscription round coast, where the heat is as much as seven degrees no grounds for instituting any proceedings against wreath: Fl. Juv. CONSTANTIvs. Nob. C., de- the place least visited by the cold. The largest Eleanor Whitehead in the above matter.

signating him as Nobilus Cæsar, and heir to the proportion of rain falls in the north-west of "Dated at the Court House, Savanna-la-mar, empire ; and on the reverse, the representation England, particularly in Westmoreland and Lanthe 14th of January, 1830.

of a building, surmounted by a star, and the cashire, owing to the neighbourhood of those “ John FALCONER." inscription-PROVIDENTIÆ CAEss, which im. counties to the sea, and the height of their moun

tains, which attract the clouds. The quantity of From the proceedings respecting the plies that he and his brother erected some

rain there is often double of what falls elsewhere ; little girl Juliana it does not appear that publie

, work or edifice of note. At the base of but the mean quantity of rain falling throughout

the building are the letters P. Tre., which in England may be taken at 1,483 inch. in January ; there was any thing singular in it; we dicates that the coin was struck at Treves or 1,786 inch. in April ; 2,516 inch. in July; and cannot but conclude, from the testimony Triers, a city of Germany, on the Moselle, for- 2,073 inch. in October. of the West Indians theniselves, that it is merly called Treviri, or Augustu Trivirorum. one of common occurrence. The child Providentia is designed generally by a globe, a was flogged with “a cat of six tails, made building, ears of corn, or such provision as the for the purpose of correcting children."

coin signified to be made by the emperors.
Among other things found at the same time Ar Newcastle-upon-Tyne, it was formerly the

were three human skulls, with bones quite custom for the common hangman to lead scolding Of all the portraits which have ever been pro- perfect, close to the old city walls; a farthing women about the town with a machine called the

Branks placed upon their head. The instrument duced of Sir Walter Scott, undoubtedly none equals of Charles I.

, worn very thin, with a crown on that by Sir Thomas Lawrence, in his Majesty's one side, and the letters Carolus D. G. Mag. helmet. A piece of iron with a sharp point en

was made of iron bars, and fitted the head like a collection. The loan of this picture his Majesty Brit.; reverse, an Irish harp, surmounted by tered the mouth, and severely pricked the tongue has been graciously pleased to grant to the house

a crown, and the words Fran. ET. Hıb. Rex. if the wearer attempted to move it. One of the of Moon, Boys, and Graves, and a splendid en- Also a tradesman's token, “ J. Y. Silferton, branks is now to be seen in the Council Chamber, graving from it will shottly appear.

1660,” and some others of less note.

Newcastle.

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CLIMATE OF ENGLAND

CURIOUS CUSTOMS.

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