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bester 100 Years &go. + INTERESTING REMINISCENCES. Ileing notes given week by week of matters con- nected with Chester and the locality a hundred years ago. (Compiled from the Chester Courant, Oct. 10th, 1797.) ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. An archway, a few days ago, was discovered a gentleman in the country coming up to town on horseback. On his way through lIighgate he noticed a hoy whistling time ;away as he went along, and accosted him with Well, my lad, what's your business on this road so early this morning ? I'm striking "Off (says the boy) to thicken field yonder, to mark my measter's sheep. What have you Sot in your pot, my lad?' Z am tar, zur,' replied the boy.—' I will give you a lift so far 68 you go my way (says the gentle- man) if you will get up behind me ride.' I thank you, zur' (says boy), and up he got on horse- back and the gentleman thus addressed 'lira :-Mark me well, my lad: I do zur,' says the boy. 'Do you never eat Brown bread when can get white, except you like the brown read best. Mark me well, my lad.' I do, 2nr: says the boy. And furthermore, when YOU grow up to be a man, never buy a common *^2°r strop, when you can get one of Pack- Jood'a superior razor strops, except you like common razor strop best.' • Aye, aye (says boy) that superior strop ha bin wounded in our parts. I know Will Thrush T^dn't get Moll Skimm with her hundred j°Qnd8, a while he had un, to mor' the Rubbing-brush of Will's face. I vaith he "ent all the way yon un to 16, Gracechurch- street, Lunnon, and Will lends it my grand- mother zometimes to sharpen her old knife to trim her whiskers and cut her quirns; and the old woman is as pleased with It as punch.' 'Very well (says the gentleman), mark me well, my lad.' I have got no more tar, un I thank you for my ride, zur.' The case was, the gentleman found to his cost, the boy bad been marking the back of his coat all the way, till his pot of tar was empty; and the taylor, when taking measure, on hearing the story, exclaimed with a smile, tis an ill wind that blows nobody good.' WERE THEY AEROPLANES? The wild enthusiasm of the French nation has been more strongly manifested than in a a,i offered to Buonaparte, by a French 6119ilaeor C 8laeer, Campenas, of constructing aerial ifSe^s. capable of a certain direction, and of **H8porting 200 men to a given place. Should J*18 plan succeed (of which we believe no strong Pprehensions will be entertained) we may see OOQjpaQy 0f flying artillery perched on the top 1 8t- Paul's." „ WHERE THE MONET WENT. On Thursday a man of the name of Esher- jOod died, at a great age, in Kent-street, in the borllgb, who maintained himself for upwards an years by begging. On clearing his and rags, property to the 0v,nt of £ 475, in gold, silver, and halfpence 8 discovered, sewed up in old cloths, and in **al crevices in the miserable apartments, fcei was c^a^me^ by a relation in the Cougf 0Urh00d a3 ^eir at law, who never hifi!iv nailc?d him in his lifetime but much to Uja(j 18aPPO*ntaient the thirsty mendicant had >ho a?i h's inn^s"ite wom"1

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