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to my ( ), and took his word therefore.
( ask'd my () of my ), and nought but words I got;

lost my 1 ) and my l ), for sue him I would not.
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) got my but my ( ) away quite from me fell.
jf i'd both

and a (), as I have had before,
()'d keep my and my ( ), and play the fool no more.

The unit's Nunchian. Adam "there were no animals but

brutes."

An Irishman was giving an account.

of a room in which he slept,-“ You

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

go up stairs, and up stairs, and up J. K., Abbastanza, A. Z., E. S. Carey,
stairs, and then a little way in, and up and M., merit our warmest thanks.
stairs again." “ What, I suppose Clio's packet will be made use of. Let-
you sleep in the garret ?" " I don't ters may be forwarded as J. K. mentions.
know what you call the garret, lioney,

The « Humming. Bird” shall appear.
but if the house was turned top-

The English Cipher will be very accep-

table. Poems by T. N., a Ghost Story

sey-turvey, you'd certainly find me in

the cellar.

by W. D. R., and Singular Intrepidity by

J.J. have been received ; also, commu-

nications from Frisk. T. C., Sampson,

Two men dispating upon their gene- J. W. F., A. C., F. H. J., s. T. F.,
alogy, “I can prove my family," said S. B., Grange, and Timon.
the first, “ to have existed before the ERRATUM. The second leiter in the
deluge. “ And I," replied the elevenih word of the Cipher Proclama-

can prove mine from Adam.” tion, page 117, should be Z. instead of J.

« And I mine, before Adam,“ rejoin-

Printed and Published by T. WALLIS, Canudon

ed his opponent.
" You are right,

Town ; and Sold hy all Booksellers and Newamen, in

retoretd the second, “ for before Published also by Fais burn, Broad-way, Ludgute Hilt.

Town and Country. --l'rice One Penny.

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The subject of our engraving is the and ensample to others. T'hen there death of Charles the Bad, King of fell a marveylous adventure, the Navarre, at Pampeluna, in the year which God sent like a myracle. This 1386; as represented in an illuminated king of Naver well loved women, and drawing, in a MS. copy of “ Froissart's had a fair damosell to his lover, for Chronicle," in the British Museum. he was a wydower a long season. On That entertaining writer gives the fol- a nyght he laye with her a space, and lowing account of the catastrophe :

then retourned to his chambre in a “The kyng, being dysappointed in fever and said to his servantes, “Dresse his determination to lay on his sub- my bedde, for I wyll rest me a season; jects greater taxes than they could and so went to his bed, and trymbled beare, confined his Council closely in a for cold, and could take no beate. He room together, in feare of their lives; was an aged man, about threscore and it was supposed that by constraynt yere of age, and his bedde was wont to he had his desire, for he strake off thre be chafed with a bason with hot coles, of the heedes of such as were most to make him swet, whiche often tymes contrary to his entente, to give fear he used, and it dyd hym no hurte

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At this tyme his servaunts dyd the cult not to indulge suspicions on the same; but, as God wolde, or the de- tragical death of this monarch. How vyll, a burnynge flame toke the shetes, came it that his domestics could not in suche maner that, before he coulde extinguish the flames ? Was he so debe reskewed, he was burnte to the tested, that not one of them was inbowels, he being so wrapped betwene terested about his preservation ? Be the shetes. He lyved fyftene dayes af- this as it may, so terrible a cataster, in great payne and mysery, so trophe must suggest to the reader a that physicke nor surgery coulde helpe number of reflections." hym, but that he dyed.”

Villaret's account of the transaction DRINKING OF HEALTHS. which follows, was collected from va- In a book called “Healthe's Sicknesse ; rious historians and records to which or, A commodious and brief discourse ; he had access ; it is somewhat more prouing the drinking and pledging of circumstantial than that of Froissart, Healthes to be Sinfull, and vtterly unfrom which it differs in some parti- lawful unto Christians," by Wm. culars:

Prynne, printed at London, 1628, One cannot help being struck the following anecdote occurs :-" It with the tragical end of the king of is recorded of Popelus the Second, Navarre, and acknowledging in it the King of Poland, that having incurred traits of an invisible and terrible jus- the displeasure of his Nobilitie, through tice. This prince, whose memory is his ill government, for which they indisgraced by a variety of crimes, 'be- tended to depose him, he fained himing addicted from bis youth to all the selfe to be very sicke, by his Queen's adexcesses of intemperance, was over- uice; and thereupon sent for twenty taken by the infirmities of premature of the chiefe prices of Pomerania, old age, for at his death he was hardly who had the principall voyce in the 56. To quicken his blood, by exces- election of the Polonian kings, to șive indulgence in pleasure almost fru- come and visit him in his sickness, zen in his veins, he hail recourse to which they did accordingly. The art; but the factitious heat he pro- king, upon their coming, requested cured completed the ruin of his them to elect his sonne to the kingdome strength, which declined daily. In after his decease, which thing they an. this state, he used to wrap himself in swered they would willingly doe, if a cloth dipped in spirit of wine, the the rest of the nobilitie would consent effect of which he had proved in re- unto it. The queene in the inean cruiting his vigour. One night, af- time provides a cup of sudden poyson, ter leaving a woman whom he was of purpose to dispatch them, and prefond of to excess, he ordered his ac- sents it to them all to drinke the king customed remedy to be prepared. The her husband's health. They, to tesservant who sewed him tp, instead of tify their love and allegiance to the cutting the thread, had the impru- king, dranke off the cup, as their mandence to apply a lighted candle to it. ner was, unto his health, but to their The flame instantly communicated it- own confusion and immediate death, self to the cloth, and all the kings and to the subversion of all the stocke efforts to extricate himself from it and race of the Polonian princes: a were fruitless. His cries were dread- sodaine and fearful, yet just judyful; the fire penetrated and devoured ment of God, upon these princes, who all the parts of his body, without a were much addicted to the drinking of possibility of helping him, till the healthes in former times. But loe the doth impregnated with the spirituous infinite justice of God on both hands. liquor was entirely consumed. He Out of the dead and poysoned car. lived three days in incredible torments, casses, there issued such infinite troopes praying incessantly for the arrival of and swarmes of rattes and mice as death, too slow for his pains. Ac- chased Popelus, his wife, and all his cording to Froissart, he passed, fifteen children from place to place, both by days in this horrible state. It is diffi- sea and land, till at last they were

WHO WAS PRISONER OF WAR IN

TIME.

forced to fkie to the strong Castle of dam Fizenrie, morbleu ! fright me in Gracconia, where they were devoured, von tragedie. 'Tis de Franch tragedie and eaten up.of these rattes and mice, pot in Englis, de Andromache, vich in despite of guard and gareisons, do vonderfully peint de power of love and all those artes and pollicies of in voman's heart, in all de variete of fire and water-workes, that were used strange pashons dat come, von after to secure tliem,"

t'oder, or all togeder, vhen she resolves

on von man, and no oder for spouse, LETTER FROM A FRENCH

Mon dieu ! von time adore, von time OFFICER,

hate de poor man; vill have him kill, because she love: den kill de man dat

kill him, because she hate! veri fine IRELAND, IN 1759, RESPECTING

all ! but heven garde me from de like THE PERPORMERS, ON THE love. In oder parts, madain Fizenrie DUBLIN STAGE, AT THAT do vell, but is beste in von furie.

Madame D'Ancere vid a leetle more I have been vid my friend, Mr. Mo- red, would be veri lovely; and is atlie, veri often at de Comedie, vhere justely de Belle Angloise, but no de is dam high price; two livres and inore Franche beaute; and yet do most gailfor de gallerie; vou half carry you to larde among dem. She please moch de opera at de Parterre ; but, I am

all de milors always, do meny parts inform, dat de chef comedians trait vel 'nough, an may have vat 'sallaire demselve like de ien of qualite, and she please; dat is, from de maistre of de aetrices have large sallairie, vich de comedie as actrice. make de grand price. Dey be juste as vid us, some good, some baad. De

Interesting Varieties. principals are Messrs. Barrie, Voodvar, Mosope, Spaarke. Barrie be de fine person, tall and vell made, and do

GAMING REGIMEN. veri vell in de tragedie, when he no SIR,--Calling yesterday morning uptake too much pain how he valk, on a friend, whom I had left the night staand, or torn about; dat often spail before in perfect health, I was a little all. Voodvar, when he do vell

, is de surprised to find himn sitting in his inimitable; but he chuse to please de great chair, wrapped up very warm, canaile too often, vich bring. de most with a large basin of water-gruel, and monie. Mosope be de excellent for a little red book before him. Upon de tragedie, vich agree vell vid his phiso- my expressing some concern for this nomie, person and vaice. 'Tis pity, vat şudden alteration in his health, he I am told, dat he vas taght by anoder took me by the hand, burst out laughat de first, vich keep down his own ing, and desired me to be under no apgenie. Spaarke be de camical dog, an prehensions, for that he was as well as make laaf all de varld vid his grimace. ever he was in al his life, but that beDey could no do vidout him. Dere ing engaged in a party at whist that be oder comediens, who have deir night at the Bedford coffee-house, he merite. Dere is von Foote; but I no was only preparing himself with a litlike him, for mimique de Frenchman. tle cooling physic, and refreshing his Dere is anoder, I forget his name, memory with Mr.Hoyle's instructions. who mimique nd thing but one kettle- That many persons have reduced play drum, romble, roinble, romble, tou- to a science; that on the days they jours.

propose to play, they eat very little, De vomen are all, vidout exception, and drink no wine, I very well knew; dam ogly, vid ded eyes, for vant of but this physicking is such a refinered on de cheeck, no brilliancy, life ment upon ganing, as, I think, ought 'tall, or concupiscence vatever; but in to be made publicly known, to predeir vay of playing (vich be much vent many honest fellows from losing

vorse dan de French vay) von, too, or their money they cannot tell how, tree, be very good actrices. Von mao What chance has a man who has:dined

heartily on a sirloin of beef, and drunk soldiers of God, the defenders of the a cheerful glass after it, with these faith, and the protectors of the truth. gentry, who have been in training, as Prepare to exterminate your enemies, one may call it, all the morning? who are likewise the enemies of the Through your means, therefore, Mr. Most High, and depend upon it you Nic-Nac, let me advise your good will never find so sure an opportunity honest hearty whist-players to beware of being pleasing in his sight. But, of water-drinkers and physickers. as there may be dastards and stupid

There is more need of this caution wretches among you, who do not bethan good men would think.

lieve my words, I am willing to conSOHO-SQUARE. BRIAREUS. vince them by the sight of a great

prodigy

“Go to the field of battle, ask those BARBAROUS STRATAGEM OF of your brethren who have been killed A MOORISH PRINCE.

this day; they will assure you that History records a very singular and they enjoy the most perfect happiness, cruel scheme projected and executed for having lost their lives in this war. by Mehemet Almhedi, king of Fez, a

He then led them to the field of battle, prince not less remarkable

for his am

where he cried out with all his might: bition than his refined craft and hypo- “ assembly of faithful martyrs, crisy. He had a long war to maintain make known to us how many wonders against some neighbouring nations, you have seen of the most high God!" who refused to submit to his tyranny. They answered, “We have received He gained over them several victories, from the Almighty infinite rewards, but having afterwards lost a battle, which the living can have no idea of.” wherein he had exposed his troops The chiefs, surprised at this answer, with a blind fury, they were so dis- ran to publish it in the army; and repirited, that they refused to go against vived courage in the hearts of the sol

To inspire them with diery. Whilst this was transacted in courage, he imagined the following the camp, the king, feigning an ecstasy, stratagem:

caused by this miracle, remained near Having assembled secretly a certain the graves where his buried servants number of officers, who were best waited their deliverance; but he stopaffected to him, he proposed to them ped up the holes through which they considerable rewards, if they would breathed, and sent them to receive, in consent to be shut up for some hours the other world, by this barbarous in graves, as if they had been killed in stratagem, the reward they had made battle; that he would leave them a

a declaration of to others. sufficient vent for breathing, and that wher, in consequence of a superstitious device he designed cunningly to spread

YOUTHFUL DECORATION. through the army, they should hap- Youth is itself a decoration; we pen to be interrogated, they were to mistakingly adorn that part of life answer, that they had found what which least requires it, and neglect to their king had promised them : that provide for that which will want it they enjoyed the rewards of martyr- most. It is for that sober period; dom, and that those who imitated when life has lost its freshness, the them by fighting valiantly, and should passions their intenseness, and the die in that war, would enjoy the same spirits their hilarity, that we should felicity. The thing was executed as he be preparing ; not to add a vacant had proposed. He laid his most faith- mind to a form that has ceased to ful servants among the dead, covered please. To provide no subsidiary aid them with earth, and left them a small to beauty while it lasts, and especially vent for drawing breath. He after- no substitute when it is departed, is to wards entered the camp, and assem-- render life comfortless, and marriage bling the principal chiefs about mid- dreary. night: “ You are," said he, “ the

the enemy

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