girl, and what is very remarkable, these three children bear evident marks of the old age of their father and mother. Their hair is already grey, and they have a vacuity in their gums, like that which appears after the loss of teeth, though they never had any teeth; they have not ftrength enough to chew solid food, but live on bread and vegetables. They are of a proper fize for their age, but their backs are bent, their complexions are sallow, and they have all the other symptoms of decrepitude. Their father is still alive. Though most of these particulars may appear fabulous, they are certified by the parish registers. The village of Ciwousain is in the distrið of Stenzick, in the palatinate of Sendomir.”

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thread is so fine and delicate, that it will not before weaving, bear the influence of the upper and freely circulating air ; for after being but a very little time expesed to it, the yarn becomes unfit for the loom *, as it would be brittle, and in working break into short lengths, as if it was rotten. Before French cambricks were prohibited by ačt of parliament, the quantities of them consumed in England was almost incredible : it is therefore to be hoped, that our ladies will not be less fond of this Winchelsea linen, (which equals the French cambricks in quality) merely because it happens to be manufactured in England. Foreign fripperies have been too long admired : it is time that a patriotic spirit of emulation should take place among us, and that we should vye with each other in our endeavours to promote the commerce of our native land. - On the quantity of commodities manufactured in this kingdom depends, in a great measure, the joir. which has been of late years so much in our favour; must we not therefore be infatuated to prefer making any part of our apparel of foreign materials particularly when every article, necessary for the dress of the rich or poor of * - * * * either

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