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FUNERAL OF MR. W. M. THACKERAY.I

THE GOOD OLD TOWN,

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THE GOOD OLD TOWN, To the Editor of the Wrexham Advertiser. Sir-As I always, in the course of my reading pounc with great avidity upon any mention of what it is now the affecteil fashion to call the good old town, perhaps your readers will excuse my calling their notice to a slight and incidental allusion to Wrexham in one of the letters of Matthew Prior written to Sir John Hanmer, the Speaker, and editor of Shakespeare. Prior, writing on the subject of his health says, My mare Betty grows blind, and may one day, by breaking my neck, perfect my cure if at Rixham fair any pretty nagg, that 13 between thirteen and fourteen hands, presented himself, and you should be pleased to purchase him for me, one of your servants might rido him to Euston and I might receive him there. This, sir, is just as such a thing happens. If you hear too of a Welch widow, with a good joincture that has her goings, and is not very skittish, pray be pleased to cast ycur eye on her for me, too. You see, Sir, the great trust I repose in your skill, and honour, when I dare put two such commissions in your hands," Two things are deducible from this quotation. First, that the old pronunciation of Wrexham was Rixham, if orthography is to be any guide to pronunciation, and next that Rixham fairs were notable events in those days. âYours truly, I 29tii December. r ITZ EOBE -IT.

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