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CONFESSION OF POISONING A…

THE TRIAL OF MRS. LANGFORD.

GERMAN HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY.

FEARFUL COLLIERY ACCIDENT…

THE "HONOURABLE" WAY OF SETTLING…

THE DUNMOW FLITCH OF BACON.

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[This custom was instituted by Robert de Fitzwalter, in the reign of Henry ill., 1244, by which, "whatever married couple will go to the priory, and kneeling on two sharp- pointed stones, will swear that they have not quarrelled nor repented of their marriage within a year and a day after its celebration, shall receive a flitch of bacon." The earliest recorded claim for the bacon was in 1445, since when to 1855, it had only been claimed five times. The last of the claimants, prior to 1855, were John Shakeshanks and his wife, who es- tablished their right to it, June 20, 1751, on which occasion there were about 5,000 persons present, and to many of whom they sold slices of the flitch, thereby obtaining a hi.ndsome sum. I

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TWENTY YEARS PENAL SERVITUDE…

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UlistfHaneons Intelligence,

Htftopfllitan Dasip.

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BREACH of PROMISE.-X2,000…