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POETRY.

To the Editor of the Nortlt…

AN EXTENSIVE ACQUAINTANCE.

AGRICULTURE.

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Remarkable proverbial Sayings, relative to the /feather. When October and November are warm and rainy, January and February are frosty and cold; but if October and November be snow and frost, then January and February are open and mild. As the following old proverbs are found to be generally true, they ought not to be forgotten, and are therefore here inserted. If the grass grows in Janiveer, It grows the worse for't all the year. The Welchman had rather see his dame on the bier, Than to sse a fine Februeer, March wind, and May sun, Make cloathes white, and maids run. When April blows his horn, It's good both for hay and corn. An April flood, Carries away the frog and her brood. A cold May and a windy Makes a full barn and a findy. A May flood, never did good. A swarm of bees in May, Is Worth a load of hay But a swarm in July, Is not worth a fly. Several regiments of Engtishmiiitia. are 11 11 about to return from Ireland, and others are going to replace them. T.ic Great Personage lately arrested on the Continent, is now supposed to be the Prince Royal of Bavaria. Friday, at three o'clock, the Princess Char- lotte of Wales, attended by the Duchess of Leeds and Miss Knight, proceeded from War- wick House to dine with her Royal Mother, at Blackheath, and returned at night at nine o'clock. The interview beiween iliciti, under all the existing circumstances, must baiie heen. truly affecting. The visit of the Princess we look upon as auspicious of the happiest results as we have no doubt, it was with the concurrence of Ihe Pi ;nce Regent. A number of dogs having lately run mad at Rose-Hill, Sussex, and in the neighbourhood of that place, producing iqcilief to an extent that cannot be ascertained, John Fuller, Esq. reflecting on the horrid ed'ects of' ydrophobia gave dire: tions 011 Monday se'nnig'v for the destruction of all his valuable o' and Ihey were accordlllgly killed, consisting of four brace of high-bred spaniels (whose excellence was the labour of many years) and a very su- perior pack of harriers. The Spaniels bad, a long time, been the admiration and envy of 'he sportuig world, as few, if any could bo- found to equal them in the field for beauty- an i action. Two of them have constanllYr accompanied Mr. Fuilers's gamekeeper for for ten successive years, in the pursuit of woodcocks, wilh unprecedented success, hav- ing had shot to them, within the above men- tioned lime, 304 brace of that delicious bird. The following ludicrous eircumstauce Re- curred at Lewes,on Monday se'nnigh! :—A!ifa regiment of,the line was marching through the town, its hostile appearancc and move- ments so enraged a lusty bullock, on his way lo the slaughter-house, at the foot oi Mailing- hill, that the animal, with mien more terrific than a Russian Cossack's, furiously dashed inw the ranks, and III defiance of the bayonet, cut his way through but having in his pro- gress sllffered and feit increased irritation, he returned to the charge, and coii, ititied his as. sauits until he had laid prostrate on tie ground between 30 and 40 of the panic-struck soldi- ers, where they remained, until he deprlure of the enemy. The most conspicuous of the fallen was ilic master of the big drum. whoso instrument bore evident marks of the nature of the attack, and was thereby rendered use. less to the band. Four of the men, we under- stand, were seriously hurt, but the others felt no ;<icenveniece after the danger of the battle was over. The ox received several bayonet wounds, and one on the frontal bone, which resisted the thrust, until the bayonet was bent* York Assizes.—A man of very pecuhar de. scription, by the name of Snowdou Dunhill, was tried and convicted of stealing com from the barn of a farmer, and was sentenced to be transported for seven years. For the space of nearly eighteen years this man had carried on bis depredations upon the farmers Ground the to such an extent, that he had teri,oi- of tiie whole neighbourhood and had oranised a band of plunderers under him, like a second Jonathan Wild, who used to rob as he directed them. He originally "started as a poacher; as he was brought before Majnr Topham about nineteen years ago, it seems, for destroying game, and was removed hv him from Wharram ill the Street, to the place of his late residence, from whence all his later and more serious depredations havebeen committed. As a proof oi the dread in which !e farmers held him, the following anecdote is mentioned.?—A farmer, whose farm had been frequently robbed, employed some men to watch, and ozscovered a person taking away n sack of beans, who made his escape, leaving his plunder by the barn door; Some little time afterwards Snowdon Dunhill came lo buy some oals of him, agreeing to pay for them at a certain lime. On the day appointed Snowdon Dunhill appeared, and on looking at the farmer's account, very coolly said—■Yes, it is right enough but if you remem- ber, at such a time you took some beans of mine, and the difference I am come to pay you." The farmer was so much intimidated, that he allowed him to rliarge his own beans that were saved from being stolen, and took, the balance very quietly. Though a labourer and with a family of five or six children, he supported two horses and his family without any visible means of livelihood, on the depre- dations he committed on the country. When his premises were searched, a pistol and a skeleton key, for opening all kinds of locks, were found concealed. He was a very power- ful, athletic man, in point of person, and the farmers were so much in dread of him, that it was with difficulty they could he brought to utter any thing against him, lest he might (as they expressed it) do them a secret mis- chief."

LETTER. IV.

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