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In the Spring of 1805, a Young Gentleman of talents, and of a most amiable disposition, perish- ed, by losing his way on the mountain Helyeliin. His remains were not discovered until three months afterwards, when they were found guarded hya faithful terrier, his COlIstantatteudant during his frequent, solitary rambles through the wilds of Cumberland and Westmorland. HELYELLIN. I clitnb'd the dark brow of the mighty Helyelliii, Lakes and mountains beneath me gleam'd misty and wide, All was still, save by fits, when the eagle was J yelling, And starting around me the echoes replied. On the left .Striden Hedge, round the Red Tarn was bending. And Catchedicam its right verge was defending, One huge nameless rock in the front was asceud- ing, When I marked the sad spot where the wand. 're rhad (lie, Dark green was that spot, 'mid the brown moan- tain heather, Where the pilgrim of nature lay stretch'd in decay Like the corpse of an outcast abaudon'd to weather, Till the mountain winds wasted the tenantless clay. Nor yet quite deserted, tho' lonely extended, For, faithful iu death, his mute fav'rite attended, The much !oy'd remains of her master defanded, And chas'd the hill fox and the raven away. How long didst thou think that his silence was slumber? When the wind wav'd his garment how oft didst thou start ? How many long days and long weeks didst thou number, Ere he faded before thee, the friend of thy heart ? And oh was it meet that, no requiem read o'er him, 2s o mother to weep, aud no friend to deplore him, And thou, little guardian, alone stretch'd before him, Unhouor'd the pilgrim, from life should depart ? When a prince to the fate of the peasant has yielded, The tapestry waves dark round the dim lighted hali, With 'scutcheons of silver, the coffin is shielded, And passes stand mute, by the canopied pall Thro' the vault at deep midnight the torches are gleaming, In the proudly arched chapel the banners are beaming, Far adowu the long aisle sacred music is stream- ing-, Lamenting a chief of the people should fall. But meeter for thee, gentle lover of nature, To lay down thy head like the meek mountain Jamh- When wilder'd, he drops from some cliff huge in stature, » And draws his last sob by the side of his dam. And more sta,eiy thy couch, by this desert lake lyine, "Hiy obsequies sung by the grey plover flying, one fai'hftt! friend but to witness thy dying u. >e aritis of Keljellio aud Catcticdicaiii.
To the Editors of the North Wales Gazette, GENTLEMEN, FREQUENT and lamentable have been the instances of persons dying-by having swallow- ed pins. 1 have enclosed for the information of some of your readers, who possibly may profit by the communication of Doctor Trun- buli. In April 1111, a young woman, who had swallowed a pin, which stticktast in that part of the aesophagus which enters into the thorax, was brought to the hospital at Barü- borough castle, Northumberland. As I then had the principal management of that hospi- tai, I was sent for, and found the patient in very great pain. Having for some time before considered the nature of this accident, and concluded, that if any thing could be given that would pass easily, and, when in the sto much, coagulate into a gialry iiiass, it might prohalby bring up any thing lodged in the pas- sage 1 immediately gave her four grains of tartar emetic, dissolved in warm water, and then made her swallow the whites of sis eggs, and in about three minutes she brought up the coagulated mass, with the pin, and was ef- fectually relieved. The same method was at- tended with similar success, in the instance of a maid servant of the Hon. Mr Baillie, of Millerstain, in Scotland, who went to bed with 24 pins in her mouth which the same process effectually.cured, by discharging the whole number of pins, which are now pre- served by the family as a curiosity The sane method has been successful in discharging fish-bones, or other sharp botu-s." The fatal effects of swallowing pins has been-exemplifi- ed in many instances for upon dissecting the patients, who appeared, from the symptoms, to have died of the iliac passion, cholic, &c. they have been found to have been killed by pins. BENEVOLUS. -t'-
Curious Story of an apparition••—Mr. John Bonnell, was a commoner of Queen's Coiiegc. Oxford he was it) his person and his gait, and had a particular manner of hold- ing up his gown behind, so that to any one; who had once seen him he might be known by his back as well as by his face. On Sunday 1150, Mr. Ballard, who was ■ then of Magdalen College and iii.vsolf wei-t-' t, I talking together at Parker's door. i was then waiting for the sound of the trumpet, and suddenly Mr. Ballard cried out, Lord have mercy upon me, who is that coming out ot yo,,ir -1 -looked, and saw, as i sup posed, Mr. Bonne!, and replied, he is a gen- tleman of our house, und htsname is Bonnell; he comeS from Stanton Harcourt. My (I sa id Mr. Ballard, I never saw such a face iu < ill mv life. I answered slightly, his lace isli much the same as it always is 1 think it is a little more inflamed and swelled than it is sometimes, perhaps he has buckled his band too tight, but I should not have observed it if you had not spoken. Well, said Mr. Bal- lard again, I never shall forget him as long as I live, and seemed. to be much disconcerted and frightened. This figure I saw without any emotion or suspicion, it came down the qua- drance, came out at the gale, and walked up the High-street; we followed it wilh our eyes till it came to cat-street, where we lost it. the trumpet sounded, and Mr. Ballard and I parted, and I went into the Hail, and thought no more of' 'i".r. Bo[inell. Iu the evening the prayers of the chapel were desired for one who was in a very sick and dangerous condi- tion. When I came out of the chapel, 1 in- quired of one of the scholars, James Harrison, in the hearing of several others, who it wa that was prayed for ? and was answered, Mr. Bonnell, sen. Boiiiiell seil. sztlfi I Nvitli isto- nishment, what's the matter with him? he was very well to day, for I saw him go to dinner. You are very much mistaken answered the scholar, for he has not been out of his bed for some days. I then asserted more pos- sitively, that 1 had seen him, and that a gen- tleman was with me, who saw him too. This came presently to the ears of Dr. Fothergill, who had been my tutor. After supper he took me aside, and questioned me about it, and said, he was very sorry 1 had mentioned the matter so publicly, for Mr. B. was dangerous- ly ill. I replied, 1 was sorry too. but I had done it innocently, anti the next day Mr. B. died. This memorandum was lately found amongst the papers of the Rev. Mr, Mores, late of Layfon, in Essex, formerly of Queen's College, Oxford, and communicated to the public through the means of the Gentleman's -j Magazine, Oct. 1783, by Edward Rowe Moves, E, sq. liis son. ] Essay on the effectual cure of I'Ve-,zs.Tav- ing had a wen of the strumous kind, of large t, r, size and long standing, upon the side of my face, immediately below my right ear, 1 was 1 informed by different people, that, if I would appiy salt and water to it I should get rid of j it. In August 1798, I put a quantity of salt and water into a saucepan, and boiled it for 4 minutes, with which I bathed the whole sur- face frequently while it continued warm, as also after it became cold, so often as 10 or 12 times daily, always stirring up the salt depo- sited at the bottom of the basin, and incor- porating it again with the water before I ap plied it. On the 11th day from the first ap plication, while shaving, 1 observed a small discharge, which being assisted by a gentle pressure, the whole contents were soon emp-* tied, without the smallest pain and without blood. 1 feel it a duty thus to make it public; being convinced it can produce no bad effect, and every person having it in his power to make the trial. At the same time, I beg' leave to caution, that no person should be disheartened from the length of time it may be necessary to continue the application as, in some cases, it has required 3 or 4 months, though iu the last only 30 days; but in all, without pain or inconvenience of any kind, or any previous notice of the discharge, till it actually took place. WILLIAM CHESHOLME.
AGRICULTURAL REPORT. The early part of the month was favourable for ploughing up the land for spring corn, and turnip fallows; some pease and beans were sown at that time. From the mildness and fairness of the weather, the flocks on the Downs did remark- ably well, and the season was not less favourable to those feeding on turnips, which lessened, con- iderahly, the consnmplion of hay-at this time 5 he VI'ti'T- wlieai,.( were growing too rapidly, and t;he turnii;s were running fast to green j but the I II frost, setting in about the middle of the month, put a total stop to vegetation, and gave a fine opportunity of running out manure on the meadow and wet lands, much of which work was done during its continuance; the frost setting in very severe, the sheep were quite shut of turnips; and those flocks which depend on that useful vegeta- ble for their winter support, have net since done so well. The early sown common turnips are very much rotted with the frost those farmers who have been fortunate in raising good crops of the Swedish kind, will therefore find them particu- larly useful the ensuing spring. The frost has meliorated the stroug clays, so as to make them work well for spring sowing, a business which the farmers in the Weald will be getting on wrth very fast, should the weather -continue, as at present, open, or otherwise favourable. The late frost has apparently destroyed the eggs de- posited so generally in strong filmy bags, on our hedges, in the vicinity of the sea; and, in exposed situations, it has also reached the destructive insect-tribe deposited in the ground. The great reduction in the price of Wheat effected in Mark- lane, by the immense importation of that article during the mouth, has not yet reached this part of the country, as wheat fetched, on Saturday last at Lewes market, from 241, to 2bl. 10s. per load Barley from 42s. to 43s. per quarter and Oats from 26s. to 31s. per quarter.- Butcher's meat, with the exception of mutton, nearly as per last, report; good wether mutton is some- what dearer.
Immediately before the execution of Mary Queen of Scots she repeated the following Latin Prayer, composed by herself. 0 Domine Deus, sperari in te 0 care mi Jesu, nunc libera me In durlt catena, in misera pagna, desidero te! I Languendo, gemendo, et genuflectendo, Adoro, impioro, ut liberes me! Which may be thus paraphrased. ) In this last solemn and tremendous hour, I My Lord, my Saviour, I invoke thy power I In these sad pangs of anguish and of death, 1 Receive, 0 Lord, thy suppliant's parting breath! Before thy hallowed cross she prostrate lies, 0 hear her prayers, commiserate her sighs 1 Tlx tend thy arms of mercy and of love, And bear her to thy peaceful realms above.
A MODERN SONNET:
A MODERN SONNET: TO A GOOSE. If thou feed on western plains of yore, Or waddling- with flat and flabby feet Over some Cambrian mountain's plasby moor, Or find in farmer's yard a safe retreat From gipsy thieves, and Toxes sly and fieet If thy grey quills, by lawyers guided, trace Deeds big wifh ruin to some wretched race, Or love-sick poet's sonnet sad and sweet, Wailing the rigour of some lady fair Or if the drudge of housemaid's daily toil, Cobwebs and dust thy pinions white besoil, Departed Goose! I neither know nor care But this I know, that thou wert very fine, Season'd with sage, and onions, and port wiDe!
A AIURdL SIMILE.
A AIURdL SIMILE. See the roses hang (heir head, See ihe drooping lillies dead Mark the pink and viulet blue, lC And the rich carnation's hue, f And the daisy in the vale, Stiew the runs of, lie gale Their fragrance and fheir beauty Sown, Alas they seem for ever gone But no!—again they'll rise SI ore beautiful to mortal eyes., Again they'll lift their drooping form, And shiue more lovely from the storm Thus man triumphant shall appear, And live eternal in his sphere Or wander thro' creation's round, His soul alone his freedom's bound, When freed from pain, and warn, and woe, The storm of death has laid him Tremadoc. B.
Beza wrote the following lines upon Luther Roma orhem domuit, Romam sihi Papa suhcgit; Viribus ilia sals, fraudibus ista suis. Quanta isro major Lutheru, major & ilia, Isrum illanque uno qui doniuit calamo. 1 nunc AScidem memorato Graecia menilax: Lutheri ud calamnm ferrea clava nihil.. TRANSLATED. Rome won the world, the Pope o'er Rome pre- vail'd, And one by force, and one by fraud prevail'd. "Greater than each was Luther's prowess shewn, "Who conquer'd both by one poor pen alone. Come now, then, Greece, and fell thy wontedlies, "Exalt thy fam'd Alcides to the skies; ILet his heroic deeds thy history fill, } Mere corporal strength must yield to mentalf s k i I' s C 'Ihe Hero's club to the Reformer's quil]. J I>.IIit L
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11:1 MISCELLANIES. The following wager between Evan Morris and Thomas Hand, near ShifFnal, for oclo each, was lately decided, Hand engaged to draw 2,5 sacks of wheat flour and waggon, all at one tA, up Hegford Llollowway, near Shiffnai, two horses, ielf* tiif] son, in half an hour., wliieli was done in nineteen minutes and a half, on Thursday, the 18th of January iast, by himself and son, with only one horse; He could have taken iip 35 with the same help. The weight is 3 IOIl, IS cwt. Thebauk is 100 yards long, and rises 45 feet. There is a very sudden turn about half way up the bank, Extraordinary Chace.-Ou Tuesday last a i'.a^ fox was turned out in Lymore Park, before the Montgomery and Pennant harriers, which, after, crossing the Park, made off for Crank- well, then turning to the right took away by Dudson to the Moat, where he took-refuge for some miuules under a farm having bolted from thence he crossed Chirbury Bottom in a gallant style,, and passing through C-alcot. Woods took Camlet, and after climbing the Fling's Wood Rocks threaded the Alders Din- gles j then reaching the top of Weston Bill- made off for Corndou Rocks, where the hOlwåg 'I' came up to him and ran him in view for half a mile. Having rounded the hill he crossed the foil, and made down lor Weston, when turatag tip again to the right he boldly took away for the StiperStorcs by the Villite Grit and Bog Mines, where the hounds were again close at his brash he then, passing by Cow- dale, crossed the inclosnres to Bicknell, where being headed, and the dogs-close in with him, he bore away to the lefl, tindrunning through Kinnerton, took oft'to the Bridges, where they ran inl.o him in a most gallant style, after a eh ace of nearly two hours and a halt, over a 'I distance of two and twenty miles at least, and across a country which afforded a complete trial of blood, bone, and bottom. Out of a field of six and iwonty, seven only were in at the death, amongst which was Mr. J. Lloyd, who rode his celebrated poney Little Pickle, in a very superior style, and to the astonish- ment of every one most gallantly-kept at the I tail of the hounds the whole chace. The great Columbus.—Envy, which persecutes great ■•men-during their lives, and geuerally I "I ceases when they are no more, seems particu- larly to have attacked the poterity of the il- lustrious and unfortunate Columbus. He was created a Grandee of the kingdom, Duke of Veragus, Hereditary Admiral ot the Indies, and presented with several estates. He did not long enjoy these rewards, which he had so many ways deserved, but died in 1505, after having' founded a mnjorate in favour of the elder branch of his house to support the honour of his mune. The last will of this extraordinary nlan was soill executed, that sixty-four years after his disease, the titles and majorate attached to the House of Co- lumbus passed to a. foreign family, from whom it descended to the Ducal House of Berwick Liria. The Septimate Heirs declared in vain against this injustice The Law suit, in consequence of it, lasted more thau 200 years. This greatqlleslion was at last lIna- nimously decided on the 16th of June, 1709, fby the Supreme Council of the Indies, and j the manes of Columbus appeared by their de- cision. Don Mariano Coiumbus de Lareat- oglli, Counsellor of the Supreme Council of Castile, Grand Master of the Police of Ma- drid, the seventh descendant from Columbus and the eldest of his house, was recognised sole heir und legitimate proprietor of the Ma- jorate founded by his illustrious ancestor, as well as of all other his dependencies and the Duke of Berwick condemned, not only to make him the restitution of them, but also to refund all the revenue arising from them since the restitution has been demanded, which amounts to a very considerable sum. Burning to death.—The kite shocking in- stances of females having been burnt to death, renders the knowledge of a discovery lately published by Sir Richard Phillips, in the Monthly Magazine, for their total preven- tion, of the highest consequence. He deduces from the principle of the ascension of fire, that ladies ought to lie down as soon as they discover their clothes to be on fire, that the progress of the flames will by that means in- stantly be checked, and may be easily and de- liberately extinguished without any fatal iu- i jury. as usual, to the head, face, bosom, and throat. He proves his principal by the fol- lowing experiment; he (tooii two slips of t-I printed cotton, a yard long, and on liglitill, one of them at the lower end, and holding it perpendicularly, it was consumed to a cinder in the fifth of a minute, and the volume of flame wa so great as to rise nearly two feet. He then ligted an exactly similar piece of cot- ton, and laid it horizontally on a pair of tongs, so as to lie hollow, and in this situation it was five minutes burning, and the flames, at no I one time, ascended an inch in height, and might have been extinguished by the thumb and finger.—This plain and easy experimeni ou i f to be read in the prescacc of the fe. t male" of every hrniJy. On Thursday last, a meeting of the i-ner- chants aud principal inhabitants of Liverpool took place in the Town Hall, pursuant to publicadvertisement, to consider the propriety of petitioning parliament to continue the pro- hibition of distilling spirits from grain, which will shortly exl)irc--The mayor having stated the object of the meeting, Mr. Lilt rose, and stated in justification of the proposed Petition, the prices of wheat, barley aud oats, at dif ferent periods since the prohibition was first enacted by parliament; from which it ap- peared that the average price of wheat and barley had continued progressively to advance since the period in question, although that of oats had somewhat declined. He inferred, therefore, that the prohibition was become more necessary than ever and as a proof that the government held the same opinion, licen- ces had lately been granted to briugcorn from the enemy's ports, from which, accordingly, a very large supply had actually arrived. Mr. Williams then proposed a string of resolutions, dectaratory of the opinions of the meeting on these important subjects, which were adopted and passed unanimously. St. Gregory Nazranzen declares in his second hook against the Emperor Julian, that long before the aposlacy of the latter he had read in his physiognomy what would be his future conduct. The reasons which he gives as the ground of his anticipating surmises, are rather of i cui-ious.iiattii*e. Julian carried," as he tells, his head straight and stitf on his shoul ders his looks were wandering but vacant, though ferocious his walk was firm, his feet were t, in constant motion; scorn, effrontery, and insult, were seated on his nose his laugh- ter was loud and unrestrained; yes and no were incessantly on his lips: he fatigued every one with his interrogations and importunities, and never gave a direct or proper answer." After reading such a picture, and the conse- quences deduced from it, 'we must acknow- ledge that every age had its Lavater. jVational Physiognomy.—Nations are not only distinguished by their moral character, hut by their physiognomy. Nothing is easier b t-I than to perceive the difference that exists be- tween them, and nothing is more difficull than to point it out scientifically. A French- man is not easily depicted. Less bold than the features of an Englishman, his are more pro- minent, and yet softer than those of a Ger- man. He is chiefly characterized by his teeth, and his laughing. An Italian is known by the elevation of his nose, the smallncss of his eyes, and the prominence of his chin. An Englishman by his forehead and eye brows, as well as the oval shape of his face, and the undulating curve of his lips. A Dulchmanby the roundness of his head, and-the-softness of his hair. A German by the wrinkles that surround his eyes, and the deep furrows in his cheeks. And a R lIssi an by his turned-up nose, and his black or white hair. It is frequently said, that some people have no disposition at all. We are to understand by this expression, the difficulty of developing it, for the dispo- sition is so close attached to man, that we cannot behold him without forming some opinion of the features of his mind, which distinguish him from other men, as his face j prevents him from being mistaken for ano- ther. The disposition then distinguishing the iJiind, as the features do the person. Ig-norance of Physicians.—Alas how is it possi b lethal physicians sbou Ida void mis- takes ? If the ablest mechanic were to attempt to remedy the irregular movements of a watch while he remained ignorant of the structure and manner of acting of some of the principal sp. ings, would he not be in danger of doing harm instead of good ? Physicians are in the situation of such a mechanic; for although it. is evident that the nerves are the organs of motion and sensation, yet their structure is not known. Some anatomists assert they are impervious chords; others, that they are slender tubes. containing a fluid. But what the nature of this fluid is, whether it serves only to nourish the nerves themselves, or is the medium by which the convey feeling and the power of motion to other parts, is not ascertained, even by those who argue for its existence far less is it explained in what manner ideas formed within the brain, can, by the means of solid chords, or by a fluid contained in tubes, communicate motion at pleasure to the legs and arms. We are igno- rant why the will, which has no influence over the motion of an animal's heart, should find the feet ohedient to her dictates; and we can no more explain how a man can move one leg over the other by volition, or the mere act -i) t' willing, than how he could, by the same jrneans, move Ossa on the Olympus. The one happens every nioment; the other would be considered as a miracle but they are equ aily unaccountable. While parts so infinitely es- sential to human life are not understood, instead of being surprised that so many di- seases baffle the skill of the physician, we have more reason to be astonished that any can be alleviated or cured, by his art. On Sunday se'nnight, an adventure occurred near the bridge in Hyde Park, which may not he unworthy of notice :-A lady, who had devoted much time to the study of the drama, met, per hazard, a gay Lothario, will, whom f she had often enacted the part of Cahla. The gentleman wastak;.n<j a cool trot >n a patient poney, and the fair votary of Thespis ex- claimed, Good heaven, is it possible ?" Then, suiting the action to the word, gave a tragedy start. The attention of the gentleman was instantly attracted; he dismounted, and instantly flew to her assistance, supported her under much embarrassment, and finally conducted her out of the Park. By the plot of this slight interlude, it appeared, that the lady had supposed her lover among the slain buried ill the mud of v, akheren, aud meeting him thus suddenly, had fell as much appre- hension, as Mark Anthony did on seeing the ghost of Cavsar. HIS almost unnecessary to say, that the of the curtain restored the parties to a state of tranquility. A quaek advertisement, illsrted in a country paper, states, that James Shelton, aged 26, at WaSton-on-lhe-Hill, Epsom, Surrey, was reduced to a great weakness from the loss of Ninety pieces of bone; but by the use of this wonderful medicine he was restored to health, and laborious occupation, though the ampu- taiiou of his leg had been thought ueccessary to save his liie 1 After this, would it not he preposterous to doubt the many miracu- tous <-u!f;s that. have been performed by these wonder-working mediciues. Vaccinaiion in India seems to equal (in- progress it made in Europe. On the 19th of January, 1808, the Governor invited, in if, proclamation, ail the European and native inhabitants of the Presidency of Fort St. George, to profit by that salutary discovery. In the report given by the Board of Medi- cine, we find, that in the space of eighteen months, one hundred and forty-five thousand eight hundred and six persans were vaccinated and recovered. The Rajah of Tanjore, and the Bewan of Travancore, were among th# number. 3 Last week, two wild swans, ofa remarkablf large size, made their appearance in a moss near Cumwhitton, Cumberland, one of which was shot bj John Earl of thaI phce. These birds are the first of the kind which have been seen in that neighbourhood, within the me- mory of the oldest inhabitant. Caleb Whiteford, lsq.-We are very sorry to inform ihe public that this Gentleman died on Sunday morning, at his house in Argy le- street. He was well known in the first polit* and literary circles, and possessed great ta- lents and information. Mr. Whiteford was the author of many works of approved merit though he never put his name to any of his productions. He struck out a new species of humoi/'T, which was known by the name of Cross Readings, and when he first communi- cated it to the Public, he gave the apt signa- ture of Papyri'us Cursor. Upon the whole, he was a man of distinguished talents, a zealous friend to his country, a loyal subject, and a very "respectable member of society. His friend Goldsmith winds up his character in Re- taliation, with the following appropriate lines; Merry Whiteford, farewell! for thy sake I admit, That a Scot may have humour, I had almost said wit This debt to thy raem'ry 1 cannot refuse, Thou best natur'd man, with the worst hu- mour'd Muse." A few evenings since, a Publican, in Mary- la-bonne, arrived at Mariborough-sheet Po- lice Office in a coach, to bail a female; and whilst an officer was taking the bail, another coach arrived with the wife: whilst she \Vas giving vent to her rage in the Office, on ac- count of her husband's frailty, the pot boy ar- rived in a third coach, charged with robbing the till. Mr. Percival-, in consequence of certain re- cent occurrences, has obtained, the appellation of the minor Premier. The late Lord Monson's stud, which a sold by auction a few days ago (comprising thirly-ifve horses of various descriptions) felched altogether the sum of 48211. 6s.—Scud and Easy were bought for Lady Mousou, the late sale at Burton-house. Easy for 650 guineas; Scud for 560. Since which her Ladyship has made a present of Scud to her broiher, Lord Pollingtoo. The Chamberlain of London's Scrap of Latin (Femina, amissa pudiciiia, tilia abnvertl) in his address to Col. Wardle, on presenting the Freedom of the City of London to him, has excited considerable notice among our politicians: the intentions of the Chamber- lain were undoubtedly good, and as the guar- dian of the iiioi-als of file tile- Apothegm is peculiarly appropriate, but ill our opinion, the Sarcasm was extremely se- vere on the Colonel; for if a woman devoid of chastity, is devoid of every thing," what confidence can be placed in the evidence of Mrs. C. ? there is such a tiling in logic proving too much and if the Chamberlain'* sentence apply, or ought to apply at all, we think it applies mostsirongl) where it was not intended. The following curious circumstance is re- ported by a celebrated traveller to have hap- pened at a post-house in Mecklenburgh ;— After dinner the landlord placed on th^ floor a large dish of soup, and gave a loud whistle. Immediately there came into theioom a maS" tiff, a fine Angola cat, an old raven, and a remarkable large rat, with a bell round his neck. The four animals went to the dish. aIlct without disturbing each other, fed logether; after which, the dog, cat, and rat, lay before the fire, while the raven hopped about, the room. The landlord, after accounting fl)I" the familiarity which existed among then' said, that the rat was the most useful of the four, for tlw noise he made had eOlupletely freed the house from the rats and mice Viitj) which it was infested. Christmas Present.-A short time ago, s porter belonging to a Coach Office, left a child's coffin at the house of a respectable' young gentleman of Birmingham, and re- ceived 2s. 4d. for carriage. Considerable con- sternation was manifested on a view of the present, and a. consultation held to determine in what way the corpse sholl Id be disposed "t proper persons were sent to open the Coifill, which was done with due solemnity, when in- stead of an infant, appeared a roasting pIg, neatly wrapped in a shrowd, a fine turkey, and a brace of birds. The Hot in Skecp.—Mr, W. Pilkington, a medical gentleman of Coventry, has publish- ed the following observations on this impor- tant subject; It is, I lielieve,, an admitted fact, that the disease is oroduced by acidity in the fouJ »7iticij the annual receives, and which arises from a stagnation of the tit fI ds of the earth, and causes an ulcerous complaint o the liver, and at this season, spasm and death* Let the farmer (where draining is either bY the nature of his tenure, or olherwise, im* practicable) take up a small portion of his laud in the furrows, and sow it with parslejf seed; in this he would find a considerable aiil valuable beverage at a small expence, and food of which the siteep are very fond. This food acts upon the habit of the body medicin- ally, and carries off the iood which they takØ (at the same time) and which causes tile disease and has in many, if not iu every in" stance, proved an effectual preventative it has been attended to. it the complaint ha taken effect, let the farmer take five grains of calomel, with two grains of opium, made into a pill, and give one to a h sheep them he removed, while taking the p's' into a dry field, aud led v,iuihay, or nui'1' coojii. One dose i.v generally sufficient, b'J it-may be repeated with safety, and an it-may be repeated with safety, and an I t I o -,I call 'fil is iias be to save Its Iiiiiitireds. I,, not its tiiousii l Glocestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lu^ siiire, atid