EPITAPH. j Here lies old Squeezem, farmer, miller, swailer, Cheesemonger, malrster, and withall a tailor, w hose callous heart for other's wants ne'er felt, j Nor honnty to the needy—ever dealt. Affection to his kindred, children, wife, He never exercis'd, through a Ion?: life. In dearth, and scarcity he foot delight, Of ri sing markets never losing sizlit Fxpectiwg length of days-when beyond hope, His breath was s opt—by failure of a rope, Whilst raising: to his granaries a sack Of corn, suspended-—drop upon his back And pu' a period to his life, and views, Of still tacreasiti,what, he ne'er could use.
■ ■ i ■><—— DAMOiV. BodTorftV wy'n wastad wrth ystlys fy mun, Lie byddo "V ban raunaid mwy cywies y wV hin A rhediad atonyrid drwy genlenuydd glan, Y wyalclieu ar Hinos yn Honwych ett can. LAURA. Pan fyddoch yn agos nid ofnaf ddim braw, Tfr wyn yn ddlog..1 a tigbariad wrth law. Y mynnod cy dnei:IUi«t chwaraeant ym mhob llwyn, Fy nghalon yn esrnwyth am bugat yn fwyn. DAMON. IforwTnier gwlarl Frytfaisi rhai anwada'n I)yniu»»ad pob calon drla v fydd, Jia ytiiiowch i wr gwlaciaidd gwael ydoedd ein saif, C") s ilwn a'cai cflrfwya n'ch cyromer yvi wraig. LAURA. Ciiwi ievaingc a ofnai, ond eunhiaw gwedd wych Fhyddhewch > rhai hynpy heb chwanegn eunuch 1'r rhain ita wnewch gamwedd cich commorlh ) 11 I'itw yflil, Na bradychu un radd, i'w gwared ruae'ch swyud. BWRDWN. Am urddas rhianod ,i'n rhinwedd mac sÔn, JJ iil oes An gwr ifafngc ai rvfyp yirt mini, Ymddygiacl eu tegwch hawddrarwch (Oil gwen, Pasgasaat yo ievangc cuniynant yn hen. IIUGII Hughes.
THE OLD MUD. A PARODY. I do remember a precise old maid, And hereabouts she dwells—whom late I noted In rustling gown with wan and withor'd lips, Demure and formal, dusting cloth in hand, Subbing; her chairs, and meagre were her looks. jSnvy had worn her to the very bones; And in her shining parlour !low'r pots stood, Deck'd with geranium and jessamine, And orange-trees, and roses, pinks, and lilies, 4 Bachelors Buttons,'crisp as she herself, And lowly passion flow'r the type of love Six chairs, two tables, and a lookingglass. Where buruiih'd bright and oft, and round the room lmit wall, in closet, or on ipanfle piece, An old work-basket, sal vOlatile, Portrait* of maiden aunts, a ball room suit, With lamb or lap-dug hanging on the arm, Novels from Circulating Library, -,La. Seriomt Caft to Unconverted Folks,' Love elcgta, a bible, and a cat, Were dgtq W for ornament or use, Mm spften pmvaii'd of,vuitorg rame In. Ligualog. 4w tin law* her shrill voice ficream'A, her ;,Lwvaw# to mfMt I aairi. And if a n an did wish to fam a W te, With show of courtship, here's an ancient, maid, Whose lips have practised long before the glass, The faint refusal—and the eager yes. Following as quick as echo to the sound, And this saine thought does but forerun my need, I'll ills taut, reek-socne younger maid to wed As I remember, this should he the house Being twilight hour, she's out upon the trot, l'o barter scandal for a cup of tea.
For the North fVales Gazette, THE POOR OLD MAN's PETITION. VII; Cambrian Bards, and Gentry, hear my tale, A talc of woe I offer to your ears4 And let my humble muse at length prevail, To ease my sufferings, and dry up my tears. Pity the sorrows a poor old man., Whom, now, decrepitude has rendered weak; Whose sands from out his hour-glass nearly ran, Have urfd him thus, hi3 woeful plaiuis to make. «' A lonely wretched man, In pain I go, u None want my relieve my woe; to Soon win my bones henea f h the tuff be laid, 0, And men forget the wretch they won dnot aid. •4 ? once was chief of all the rustic trade, «• INly steady hand the straightest furrow made, H Full manya prize I won, and still ant proud, To think, the triumphs of my youth allow'd. »l A transient pleasure sparkles in my eye, « I bear—and smilc-then think—and heave a vieb # « For now I journey to my grave in pain, It The rich disdain me—nay the poor disdain. •« Alternate masters now their slave command, H To urge the efforts of my feeble hand And when my age attempts the task in vain, with ruthless taunts—of lazy poor, complain. In retrospective views of former dys, When health and strength, invigorate by youth; "When ev'ry labour was perforni'd with ease, When ev'ry friend and neighbour spoke the truth I J say, when recollection brings to mind, The comforts I eujoy'd in homely cot; Biest with an offspring, and a wife most kind, Oh! happy days—how blissful then my lot. I then, with swains—my daily labour done, With rural games play'd down the setting sun, I ttruek with matchless force the setting ball, Or made the pond'rous quoit obliquely fall u Or like huge Ajax, terrible and strong, Engag'd soiueartful stripling of the throng u"Who fell beneath me, foil'd, while far around, Hoarse triumphs rose, and made the rocks resound. '1 I then was chief in all their playful sport, And like a Monarch, rul'd their little court, at The pliant bow I forrn'd-the flying hill- The bat-t Ie wlcket-were my lahours all. J, in your service spent my youthful strength, To yon, devoted days and years of care 0 let me not bewail—tind say at length, Yon've doom'd me—parish pittance but to share. ye rich, who wealth possess, bestow your aid, In augmenratioDof this niggsrd plan The (,0" will recompence-tt ant afraid. Y'i'T t<f-unty—to a woro OUt poor O'd Van. jyty* Glv>&. Rvhicvs,
CHRONOLOGICAL SKFTCft Of the most remarkable events ojthe year 1309. JAI u lk It Y. 5. Treaty of Peace and Amity concluded at Constantlllople het ween ht Kiug ot Great Bri- tain and the Sul)li»ie Pori«. 12. The French colony of Cayenne capitulated to the British and Portuguese forces. 13. Sir John Moore arrived with his army at Corunna, having lost part of his baggage iu re- treating from the interior of Spain. 14. A formal treaty of peace, friendship, and alliance, between the British and Spanish nation, this day signed in Lenten 16. Battle of Corunn'i fought, wherein Sir J. Moore was killed, and Sir David Baird wounded. IT. The British army, under the command of Sir John Hope, embarked at Corunna for Eng- land, 19. The town of Corunna entered by the French. The British Parliament assembled in pur- suance of his Majesty's Proclamation. 21. Part of St. Jauie-s's Palace destroyed by fire. 23. The French frigate Topaze, of 44 gun laden with troops aud iii-ovigiohi lor the relief o of Cayenne, captured by his Majesty's cruizers. 21 The House of Coumior.s resolved to inves- (irate the conduct of tiis Rojal Highness the' Duke of York, as Commander in Chief. —. Ferrol taken possession of by the French. FEBRUARY. j it The Spanish Junta at SeviIlepublitiheda Decree, directing the Spanish troops to !Ive rõ cjuarter 10 «uch of !i»e French tro«ps as ha couiuiitted certainvexcesses in that country. 13. Don Pedro Ge«allo«, Ambassador tsxtra-' r iujary I'ro.n thn Supreme Junta of Spain, ar- '■ ved in England. 19. Junon Froch frigate, of 4.1 un" capture, ',y his f.¡jesty's ship Horatio, Cap!. Scotl. 21. The town of Saragossa taken by th French, a\"er it ioojf airel obstinate e.sis(ante. e I s I ii (I () r cal.-tiii-cti by h- Majesty's sea and ]f,ml forces. Drury-ianc I heat re totally destroyed ;1 fire. MARCH. 7. General Beresford appointed by the Prinet '?ercnt, Comuiaiuler ir. Chief of ihe PortHgne* armies. (lie re's ted and deprived the I'uacJimw of Govern nent. j His Rcyal li igl-ness the Duke of York resigne. he office of Commander in Chief, and Sir Davi. Mjmlas was appointed to succeed liiin. 25. The Portuguese 'ake Chaves from tlv Freiieh, with 870 prisoner*, besides a grea: ^lau'ity of arms antI anw\\¡¡¡Îtiou. Vigo retaken by the Spaniards, aided h the Lively and Venus frijra'es, and 1^00 Fnench • prisoners, who were in (he town, sent to EuS- land. 27,. A violent eruption of Mount Etiia. 20. Oporto taken by the French. APRIL. 6.The Archduke Charles, at Vienna, plilil,i.heel a Declaration of War against France, II. Four French ships of the line destroyed in Basque Roads by the boats of the British' fleet, under the command of Lord Cochrane. 13. Bonaparte set out from Paris to dined the movements of the French army in Gernfeany. 14. The Hatitpoult French ship of war captured in attempting to escape from the Saints, where it and several more French ships had beeu block- aded by Sir Alexander Cochrane. Died, Geilby Porfius, Lord Bishop of London. H. The Island of Saints, in the West Indies, I '•aptured by the British forces under Major G Maifland. 19. Mr. Erskine and Mr. Smith having adjust- ell the difference between Great Britain and Amerita, tbe President of the United States issued a Proclamation, authorising the Citizens to trade with this country. 22. Sir Artliui Wellesley arrived at Lisbon and assumed thccoinmand of the British forces iii Portugal. 1 29. His Majesty appointed the Right Hon. the Marquis Wellesley to he Amhassador Extra- ordinary to the Supreme Junta of Spain. MAY. 5. The Duke of Suderuiania created King of: Sweden. 10. His Excellency Count Stahremberg, Am-; bassador Extraordinary from the Conrt of Vicnna to the British Court, arrived in England. 12. Sir Arthur Wellesley, after beating the forces under Marshal Soult, delivers Oporto,, where he found a large quantity of French ord- nance. The French taken jwssession of Vienna. 15. Bonaparte addressed a Proclamation to the Hungarians, inviting them to elect a King of their own, and renounce their allegiance to tli2 House of Austria. 17. Bonaparte, by a Decree of this date, united the Papal States to the French Empire. 18. The Port of Trieste taken possession of hy a division -of French troops. 21. The Fortress of Laybach, after a hombard- ment, surrendered to the French forces with 4,000 men. tEt and 22. Affer two days hard fighting between the French and Austrians at the village of Astern, the hridges <0.0 the Danube were destroyed, and the French retreated. 22. Prince Gallitzin, Commander in Chief of the Russian armies, enters Gallicia, and declares war against Austria." 24. AT r. Secretary Canning stated in the House of Commons, that the arrangements made by Mr. Erskinc with the American Government were contrary to his instructions. 3E in consequence of a Message from the Kin/j, the House pass a Vote of Credit of 3,000,0001. for the contingealcics of Austria, Spain, and Portugal. Stralsund assaulted and taken by the Dutch troops, and Colonel Schilt and one third of h's brave followers killed, after he h;:d raised con- tributions upon the territories of Jerome Bona. parte. JUNE. T. Marshal Ney defeated by a division of the Spanish army in Gallicia, 'under General Carrera and the Count de Norona, In consequence of which Ferrol and Corunna were evacuated by the French. 14. The Austrian army, under the command of the Arch-duke John, defeated at Raab by a division of the Freuch army, under the Viceroy of Italy. J5. Defeat of the Spanish army under Gen. Blake, at Saragossa. 17. The French compleat their bridges across the Danube. 18. Defeat of General Blake, at Belchite. 19. The Non-Intercourse Law, with respect to England as well as Frauce, re-enacted by Con- gress. 21. Parliament prorogued by a speech from the Throne. 24. Capitulation of Raab. *5. Capture of the islawl of hellia, bl Sir J. 8tuar. 27, Riots itt Liverpotil, occasioineil by a party of the 19th Light Dragoons having quarrelled with a press-gang in that town. 28. The British army in Portugal, under Sir Arthur Wellesley, set out by divisions on their march for Spain. 29. Coronation of the new King of Sweden. JULY. 3. Trial, before Lord Ellenborough, of the cause, Wright v. G. L. Wardle, Esq. Verdict found against the Defendant. 5. Bonaparte, during the night, crossed the Danube with the whole of his army. 6. Sir Arthur Wellesley made Marshal-General of the combined English and Portuguese forces, by decree of the Prince Regent of Portugal. Capture of La Furieuse French frigate, by Captain Monsey, of the Bonne Citojenne, after an action of nearly seven hours. 7. Capitulation and surrender of the City of Saint Domingo to the combined British and Spa- nish forces, under the command of General Car- miehael. 8. Defeat of the Austrian army at Wagram, after the severest conflict during that and the two preceding days. 7 and 8. Reduction of the French settlement of Senegal and Goree. 11. Mr. Jackson left town to embark for Ame- ica, as Minister to the United States. 12. Captain Barclay won his extraordinary iesfrian match, at 17 minutes past three in the afternoon. —. Armistice concluded between the French and Austrian arisn.es, at Znaim. 17. Intelligence received of the success of the British troops, unLIci-,Colouel St. Leger, in Tra- ;ancoi,e. 20. Junction of the British army, .under Sir Arthur Wellesley, with the Spanisharaty, under General Cuesta* at OropeGa. 22. Expedition to Holland, under Lord Chat- i,, o, sailei front the I)nwns. 26 riie trial of Adw, iral Lord Gambier came n at Portsmouth. 27. Accounts received of a Russian Convoy, from Riga to Revel, having been met by two i-uglish Frigates, and 18 sail, laden with provi- sion., captured. 27 and 28. Dc fea t of the French at Talavra V the combined English and Spanish armies un- der Sir A. Wellesley and General Cuesta. j AUGUST, l. A Meeting of the Court of Common Conn- r: for the purpose of coining to a division on a motion for rescinding Vote of Thanks to Colonel in iliich N;ei,e adolitee, coi)- .iroiiug <he former Vote. 1 3. Siege of Flushing commenced by the British 4. Trial of Lord Gambier closed; his Lordship honourably acquitted. 16. Surrender of Flushing to the Rritish arms. 25. Arrived in the Downs, the garrison of Flushing, in several men of war. 26. Sir Arthur Wellesley raised to the dignify of Baroti aud Viscount of the United Kingdom. SEPTEMBER. 4. Recommencement of the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius. iN. Arrived in town the Earl of Chatham, from the Island of Walcjit ren. 17. Treaty of Peace between Sweden and Russia concluded. ltf. Received intelligence from Persia that the French influence in that kingdom had been en- tirely IJroke8 by the perseverance of Sir Harford Jones. The new Theatre of Hovent Garden opened for the reception of the Public. 20. Transpired the res» £ «;»iH»n of Lord Castle- reagh, and that of the Duke of Portland also re* period. 24. Took place in the morning a duel between Sir. Canning and Lord Castlereagh in which the former was slightly wounded. 2J. Increasing riot at Covont-garden Theatre. —. Co vent-garden closed for the purpose of referring the points in dispute to a select Com- mittee. 25. Received intelligence that Liniers had re- signed the Government or Buenos Ayrs. —. Left town two Messengers, the one to invite Lord Grenviile, and the other Lord Grey, to co- operate in the formation of a new Administra- tion. 27. Received accounts at the Admiralty thai the whole of (he Perrol fleet had been fitted out for sea, and sailed for Cadiz. 28. Parliament prorogued till the 2d of No vember. 29. Arrived in town Lord Grenviile, and in the ,afternoon of the same day had an interview with Mr- Perceval. OCTOBER. 4. Mr. Perceval kissed hands on being appoint- ed First Lord of the Treasury. 4. Covent-Garden Theatre re-opened. 9. Serious and alarmiug frays in the Pit of Covent-Garden Theatre. W. Lord Wellington landed at the Commercial Square, Lisbon. it. Lord Bathurst kissed hands as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Canning and Lord Castlereagh surrendered their Seats of Office. 14. Peace signed between France and Austria 19. The defeat of the French in Spain by the Duke del Parque. 20. Arrival of intelligence of the ratification of the Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and Turkey. 2;). The Jubilee in commemoration of his Majesty's entrance into the 50th year of his reign. 30. The Duke of Portland died at Burlington House, ia the 72d year of his age. NOVEMBER. 1. The Lord Mayor proceeded in state from Guildhall to St. James's to present, the Address of Congratulation to his Majesty on his entering into the 50th year of his reign. 3. Mr. Kemble made his motion in the Com- mon CouucH for rescinding the Resolutions of I the Court respecting the Vote of Thanks to jCol. Wardle, which was negatived. !3. Rupture or the Negociation in America, in consequence of an altercation between Mr. Smith, Secretary Jf State to the United Stales, and Mr. Jackson, who had succeeded Mr. Erskine as British Minister. 14. Bonaparte arrived at Paris. 29. Victory of the French over the Spaniards at Ocana. Proclamation of the King, proroguing the Par- liament from the 15th of December to Tuesday, the 23d day of January, for the dispatch of business. 26. Marquis Wcllesiey arrived at Portsmouth from Spain. 27. The Emperor of Austria returned to his capital. The Session of the American Congress opened with a Speech from the President; in which the rupture of the negociatioa with this country is announced. 29. Intelligence received of the destruction of a squadron and convoy from Toulon on the 25th of Oct. and 1st of November. DECEMBER. 3. The Legislative Body of France opened by a Speech from the fetaperor Napoleon. 5. A Court of Common Couneir held at Guild- hall, to consider on an Address to his Majesty respecting the Expedition to the Island of Walcheren. Before Lord Chief Justice Mansfield. An action for assault and faise imprisonment, brought by Henry Clifford, Esq. Barrister at Law, against James Brandon, Box Book Keeper, of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Verdict for the PlaintiLf 51. Accounts received of the surrender of the Islands of Zante, Cephatonia, Ithaca, and Cerigo to his Majesty's arms, under thecommaad of Brigadier Gen. Oswald. 10. The arsenal and works about the basin of Flushing destroyed. I I Surrender of Gerona to the French. The indictment of Mary Anne Clarke and Daniel and Fraucis Wright, for a consjrtracy to obtain a verdietagaiiistColonel Wardle-Verdict Not. Guilty. 13 The Common Council reconsidered the Address to the Kiug, which had been carried at the last Meeting, 14. Termination of the disturbances at Covent Garden Theatre. A numerous meeting of the Livery of Lon- don held in Guildhall and an Address voted. Lord Grenviile elected Chancellor of the University of Oxfon'. 15. Seeoud Meeting of ttwe Common Council of London, to reconsider the Address to his Majes- ty, voted at their last meeting, — The Empress Josephine and the Emperoi Napofe >n dissolve their marriage at the Palace of the Thuilleries. 18. Subscription in behalf of Colonel Wardle opened at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand. 20. Address of the coininott Council of the City of London presented to his Majesty. The Persian Ambassador, presented his credentials to his Majesty at the Queen's Palace. 2J. Evacuation of Walchereu by the British forces. 24. The Austrian Messenger., Mr. Maynz, sailed for Calais, aecompatiicf) by Mt,. Powell, Secretary to the American Minister. 2, Mr. Powell returned, not being permitted to land.
':I To the)'EdiIIJrs of the Norlh frales Gazette. Gentlemkn, SktrAal months have elapsed since I aet- dressed myself to your notice in some obser- vations upon Planting, at lheanme time ex- pressing my hopes tiiat 1 should see in v<itir columns, accounts of the proficiency in "that usefui employment. 1 have been lately in- dulged with the perusal of several (If YOllr papers, furnished by one of ,your subscribers, ard am highly ratified in perusing the lau- dable efforts of the Agricultural Society in North Wales, and particularly, 011 observing' Ihe names of some patriotic gentlemen, who have made very large plantations of trees; highly creditable lo their good sense and fore- sight 4 and I eulertainJiopes, that I may have hereafter the pleasure of reading of their J laudable example being followed by others. 1 I need uot observe to you, how heedless, aiv ] even regardless the tenantry are to embark i n this scheme of public utility nay, many af them kre (iiiite adverse to it. Therefore Ihr ;ie should be some stimulus applied—some re- muneration offered, by their latiltilords, to in- duce Ijjpm to comply. If this was done, by some Ihe ieadiug gentlemen who possess exL nlive estates, it might in a proporti. >nate degree, he adottted by those of an in frrior rank anion* them. Perhaps the re sidenl clergy might tu thair respective parish* j* ffliti iticaits ti) encourage, either by their ex ample, or their persuasions, a matter of slIch n.ational consequence. I trust, if these obse rvations are noticed in your Gazette, that son Ie of the members of that Society, will be ii'iduced to Consider of a plan, which if adopted "will pro- duce the desired effect, and rescue the denuded parts of Anglesea, and the other counties in North Wales, from the present dreary ap- pearance which travellers have represented them to bear. SYLVA.
To the Editors of the North IVales Gazette. Gentlemkh, Mr. Harmar in his 37 Observations on the the state of Judea. says" The treatment of those shut up in Eastern prisons differs fr^m our usuages, but serves to illustrate several passages of Scripture. Sir John Chardin's manuscript relates several circumstances con- cerning their prisons.whicitareturious. The Eastern prisons are lIot. public buildings erected for that purpose; but a part of the house in which their original judges dwell As the Governor and Provost of a town, or the Captain of Ihe watch, imprison such as are accused in their own houses, they set apart a canton of it for that purpose, when they are put into these offices, and choose for their it jailor the most proper person they can find of their domestics. Sir John supposes the prison in which Joseph, together with the chief butler and the chief baker of Pliaraoli, was put, was iu Poiiphar's own house. But! will apply this account to the illustration of another passage of Scripture. Wherefore," it issaid Jerem. XXXVIII. 15, the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jona- than the scribe, for they had made that the prison." Here we see the dwelling house of an eminent person was madca prison. See also Jercm. XXXVI. v. 12. A second thing relating to the Eastern prisons, taken notice of in this MS. is that a discretionary powey is given to the keeper to treat his prisoners j list as he pleases, all that is required of him being only to produce them when called for. After having remarked, that several things he melt. tions relating to the imprisonment of Joseph, must appear very unaccountable to an Euro- pean, he goes on to this purpose. Those that have observed the manners of the modern Eastern people, will find that the like things are jpractised among them; they have not different prisons for the different classes of criminals; the judges do not trouble them- selves where the prisoners are coiifiiied, or how they are treated. If the jailor or his servants have large fees, let a. person be the greatest • iiiaiu M. tho Will hI. he shall be lodged in the jailor's own appa/tment on the coiiti- those that have imprisoned a man give the gailer greater presents,-he will treat the pri- soner with the greatest inhumanity. What energy doth this account of an Eastern prison give to those passages of Scripture, that speak f the sorrowful sighing of the prisoner, and its coming before God < Of Jeremiah's being kept in a dungeon many days, and his suppti- eating that he might not be remanded limber, leal he should-4ic thocc.
Observations en the net in Sfietp, j :1 This disease may generally be prevented by I- good management, the basis of which consists in completely draining the land. The manner in which the land should be stocked is alt another important consideration. By draining, the reptile, or whatever it mnf be, from which the fionk derives its origin,19 S deprived of its favourite places to deposit if egg, and therefore seeks some other spot, for the better security of its young. It prefert 1 those partu where there is stagnated water, and consequently where it is least likely to ba eaten by cattle or sheep, which is a natural instinct observeable throughout animal life.—* Sheep will not resort to such places, unless • they are very short of feed, and necessity com- r pels them to it; but draining will remolo, the eVIl Itogether. When land subject to the rot is lightly j stocked, as with only one half the sheep it would keep, they frequently escape the diR- ease, which is a strong proof that they in- stinclly reject the spots that are unwholesome and will never eat of them, but from great icarciiy Horses should never be put witli sheep on land where the rot prevails, as they bite very near, and eat the best grass froins the souiwl high grounds, which the sheep would in course make choice of, who are th! driven to those low punny spots, where they lick up, with the herbage, the egg or animal- eule that produces the flotik.-Cliingii), of i theep about, by putting the whole of the flock ikst into one pasture and then into auother, to eat all up, is also very improper; from which some have been led to suppose 1 that short grass rots sheep it is not, however < possible, that this reptile can have its origin in any kind of food, as no plant can produce at itself t living aninial. 1 It is a matter of great surprise, that wlicm a sheep affected with the rot, from strength of constitution, survives and fattens, yet the flonks slill exist in the liver; and when the sheep is killed, these reptiles very soon appeaf to be dezd, although at the moment the livt<* 1 is taken ont, and cut into, they are as liveif | as freslj caught Hal-fish, and much resembia 1 them. From what creature these reptiles are j Keno jted is also surprising, us thereItas never been discovered, on grounds Subject to the j rot, any thing resembling them, nor does it app far that those very Hooks formed in the she »p can have any opportunity to return to wh d they came from, which renders the dis- c< rery too intricate and as naturalists i« ge- n ;ral do not allow that there is such a tfeiug S M spontaneous generation, the origin of this 1 feptile is extremely mysterious. The egg of animalcule must be very abtin- ) < dant, as a flock of sheep have been known to I take the infection in a few iiiiiii-itei. A Bock of one thousand was driven from the high Downs, where sheep never take the rot, once only in a valley to drink, after a heavY shower of rain, and suffered to eat rn there for about fifteen minutes, when two hundred died rotten in the winter following* and how matiy more were affected was not known. It has hi'lherto been impossible to give ao.1 medicine f o kill or discharge these flonks froii* the fiver it is a subject, however, well worl,lT the -,Ittco :"ion of the medical world, and, if > crowned with success, would amply reward t the ialnj ur aud research bestwwed upon it. [
To the Editors of the North Wales Gateti,e- G | NTLEMEN, PFti uit me to adduce to the notice of patriot ic gentlemen, who have lately fonned consul erable plantations of trees, in situation! where apprehensions are entertained by ob- server s, that from their being planted within* j the re ach of the sea spray, or influence of sal^ f water aiir, they are not likely to flourish. It j is vei y true, they will not flourish, particU" | larly the oaks; but if a sufficient number of j sycao 101 e plants were distributed properly amongst the oaks, they would, by hcin proo fag ainst the influence of the saline pff*- ticle i, s ufficiently guard against them tlir sycamoi e comes earlier into foliage in spring and thei r large extended leaves remain after the oak has finished the Midsummer shooM and ithe ir more rapid growth, will conLinuaJlr supply a shelter to the young oak plantS- Scotch firs, as skreens, have been found 06 I experit jnce insufficient for this the syc amorcs have fully answered every ex- pectati on. I have been told that the plane treeg I equall y defy the effects of the salt air; btft as the y are so much later in putting put theif leaves 'in spring, and their growth almost 3* tardy as the oak, I should conceive that thef"! arc II )1, on that acconnt, so eligible as iyea- more The sycamore plants may bo readily" j reinr .ved when they are observed to interfere | with the oaks, and may be transplanted sue* cess Trilly, when they are of a considerable size AGITICOLAO
JII .Inecdote.-The late Reverend Mr. Hal4c4, of Elworth Hall, near Sandbacht rCheshire* p< iKsesscd a considerable landed estate, and WO d iscended from the antient fanvily of tlJØ I lulses, of Marbury, in that CJluntF. He t a widower, and for many of the.lattter yeajs < J It is lifelahuured under severe paint occasion* e J by the stone and gravel; ha had been 1. s: jbject to fainting fits, which the kind asol" d uity and attention of his housckee per, ha d ifFerent times removed by admin id tering cof' d ials, and applying drops to his c ostrils tl Jinples. At length he was seize d with oafi o f these fits stronger and more vi oleut thaØ 7 II IlInl, to which, however, her affet ;tionate t, 311tioti afforded again relief; at length .r scovered his speech, and said, 4 1 0 Naolly N 'sumy, you have done very wron] -if it h4j 11 ot been for your foolish twittlt 1, s tould now have been in heaven you ça.1 «*> II at what hour the last fit seiZef I iiie, and sh ai tiav„ »..»ihor at obuut that t ime tweivo ho IKS, and insist upon it, that ifyc .ucannotbf stii I and Igt me die quietly, that yi >u will the rootj), send Ihe servant t o sit by bed snj(if" \vlijch she promised to do **t f at t be hour lie .hé\d I)re(licteil,, t)t was wtcd, with another faintu>g fit, m<r pired. left Jus estate, aftpjr providing for his 1 keej' er, to the J, « j a, Lei '4ure#hL|>, r t j I