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Allock M....

Knutsford Ball C.

Macclesfield Briton E. ...

Heaton Moor Bennet D....

Ardwick Bickerton C. W.

Bosden Blease J.

Byley Bradbury J. ... Stockport Burton A.

Cheadle Hulme Burton W. E.

Bramhall Butler S., jun.

Bowdon Cocks J. ...

Woodley Croston J....

Prestbury Earwaker J. P.

Manchester Finney J. A.

Macclesfield Flinders C....

Fryer A. ...

Goodier Miss M. A. ...
Green halgh J.

Hardy Miss Emily Morley
Harrison J.

Stockport Henshall D.

Macclesfield Henshaw J.

Sandbach Herford Rev. P. M. ... Gatley Heys J.

Stockport Hickson W.


Hough E. ...
Hudson E. ...
Jarman T....
Johnson E.
Johnson Owen
Knowles B. W.
Leigh C. A.
Leigh J.
Moore F.
Mottram J....
Norbury W.
Nunn Rev. H.
Nuttall G. H.
Owen J.
Pearson G....
Piggott L. ...
Poole F. J....
Rawson T. ...
Redfern W.
Renaud Dr. F.
Sutton A. J.
Swain J. W.
Swindells T., jun.
Taylor D. ...
Toulmin H.

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[1.] Stephen Collet, in his “ Relics of Literature,”
a copy of wbich is in the Public Reference Library,
Manchester, under the title of Window Gleanings
(pp. 334-5), gives the following notice of an inn at
Stock port, two-centuries-and-half ago :

“A few gentlenuen who stopped some time at an
inn at Stockport, in 1634, left the following record of
the bad reception they had met with on the window
of the inn :-

Si mores cupias venustiores
Si lectum placidum, dapes salubres,
Si sumptum modicum, hospitym facetum
Ancillam nitidam, impigrum ministrum,
Huc diverte, viator dolebis.
O domina digna, forma et foetore ministras !
Stockportæ, ei cui sordida grata cubet.

II, traveller, good treatment be thy care,
A confortable bed, and wholesome fare,
A modest bill, and a diverting host,
Neat maid, and ready waiter,-quit this coast.
If dirty doings plonso, at Stockport lie;

The girls, o, frowzy frights, hero with their m'stress vie !"
What was the same of the inn referred to, and does
the inscription still exist ?
Upton, Prestbury.

F. S. A.
[2.] Books printed in Stockport in the last and at
the beginning of the present century are very rare. I
send you the titles of a few that I have notes of, in
the hope that some of your correspondents will help
me to make a complete list of locally-printed books
and pamphlets :-

(1) “Elementa Anglicava : or, the Principles of
English Grammar, displayed and exemplified in a
method entirely new. In two volames. By Peter
Walkden Fogg. Vol. I. Stockport: Printed for the
Author, by J. Clarke. 1792.” 8vo., pp. 180. Vol. II,
appeared in 1796.

(2) “A Collection of Hymns and Anthems which
have been set to Music, by Various Authors. Το
which are added the words of the Messiah, and other
select pieces from Handel's Sacred Music. Stock-
port : Printed by J. Clarke. 1793." 12mo., pp. 132.

(3) "Odes and Miscellanies, by Robert Farren
Chetham. (Quotation five lines ) Printed by J.
Clarke. 1796." List of subscribers, xii. pp. Odes,
184 pp. Errata, 1 p. The author of this little work
Was the son of Jonathan Chetham, Nour merchant,
of Stockport. He was educated at the Manchester
Grammar School, and at Brasenose College, Oxford,
where he graduated B.A. in 1800. He died on Jan.
13th, 1801, aged 23 years.

(4) "The Sophistry of the First Part of Mr Paine's
Age of Reason : or, a Rational Vindication of the
Holy Scriptures as a Positive Revelation from God,
with the Causes of Deism. In three sermons, by J.
Aucbincloss, D.D. (Quotation.) Printed by Jo eph
Clurke, Stockport. Sold by J. Knott, 47, Lombard-
street, London. 1796.” 12mo., 60 p.p. Dr. Aucbin-
closs was minister of Tabernacle Chapel, Stockport,
from 1794 to 1800. He died May 29th, 1800.”

(5) " Virtue's Friend : Consisting of Essays first
published periodically, on subjects connected with
the Duty and Happiness of Mankind. Vol. I.
Stock port: Printed by J. Clarke, for the Authors
&o. 1798.” Small 8vo., pp. viii. and 211.

(6) "Historical and Miscellaneous Questions for the Use of Young People. (Two quotations.) Stockport: Priatel by J. Clarke, Little Underbank." 18mo., pp. 239.” The dt dication to John Kay, Esq., Manchester, is dated Sept. 30th, 1800.

(7) “The First Part of a New Exposition of the Revelation of the Apostle John : Coutaining the Sealed-book Prophecy, or the Eleven First Chapters, by J. M. M. D. (Quotation.) Stockport: Printed by J. Clarke. 1800." 8vo., pp. xi, and 210. The dedication is sigue: “ Jobn Mitchell."

(8) "Tne Second Part of a New Exposition for the Revelation of the Apostle Johu: Containing the Little-Book Prophocy, or the Eleven Last Chapters ; by J. M. M. D. (Quotation.) Stockport: Printed for the Author by J. Clarke, Underbank. 1801."

(9) “The State of Religion ; a Call of Humilia. tion, together with the Duty and Blessing of Con. trition, and a Practical Improvement. In two Parts ; with a Dissertation on the Duties of the Lord's Day, by John Meldrum. (Quotation.) Stockport: Printed and sold by J. Clarke. 1796.” Rev. John Meldrum was for twenty-eight years Pastor of the Independent Chapel at Hatherlow, where he died, 1814. also author of a sermon on Murder, entitled “The care of Providence over life, and the sin of destroying it.” Manchester, 1790, 8vo., pp. 40; and a work on “ The Incarvation of the Son of God," in two vols., 8vo., 1807. Gatley.

P. M. H.

Remonstrance from the Bells of St. Mary's Cburch, Stockport, addressed to the Church wardens and Trustees of that building :"

Torn from the tower where long we hong,

And borne on our sledge away,
One tupeful wices all unstrung,

We've lingered many a day.
No more with cheerful colemn sound

The Sabbath we dicare,
Nor call the pious folk around

To fill the House of Prayer.
No more resoundiog through the vale,

On summ r's evening sweet,
Our wand'ring changes swell ihe gale

With harmony re lete.
When Lubin weds his Susan dear,

And all around is joy,
They long ne merry peal to hear,

Yet here, alas ! we lie.
Ah! when shall our glad notes again

Salute the new made Mayor,
As in procesion with his train

He walks at Stockport fair?
Full oft when Nelson on the main

The British thunder bore,
Our pleasing notes have caught the strain,

And echoed to the roar!
But Wellington, whose matchless fame

Brings glory io our Isle,
How can our potes his praise proclaim,

Pent up in durance vile ?
Ob, ye who took this work in hand,

Churchwardens and Trustees,
Why do ye thus inctive stand,

And luger at your ease ?
If bells, as ancient records say,

Have toli'd, untouched, udrung-
Beware, lest at your long delay,

We, too, should find a tongae.
And, therefore, we beseech you all

Consider well our case,
And let us in a steeple tall

Most quickly find a lace.
Then shall the joy-inspiring peal,

Or sweetly grohing chimes,
Your spirits rnise, your sorrows heal,

In these disastrous i imes.
Stockport, March 17th, 1814.

God save the King !"

He was

REMOVAL OF STOCKPORT CHURCH BELLS. [3.] In Mr Heginbotham's "History of Stockport," part ii., under the head of the Church Tower in the ecclesiastical section, appears the following interesting account of the removal of the church bells :“ About the commencement of the present century & portion of the tower having given way, some rude buttresses were erected to support it; but in 1805, the bells having been rung for several days in succession, in celebration of Nelson's great victory at Trafalgar, the old tower was so shaken that it became dangerous. The bells were seldom rung afterwards, and the last time they were pealed from that tower was on the 13th October, 1809, at the Jubilee, when “George the Third was king." In the year following, the steeple was taken down, although the necessary Act had not then been obtained for rebuilding it, and the bells were stowed away in an old mill in Portwood. 'I here they were allowed to remain for several years, and this circumstance called forth the following amusing rhymes :-"A

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