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said, that she went to the Hamp- tion, found that the playing cards stead-road; when she passed her always cut the seven of diamonds. house, she told her that she wished This, no doubt, was so contrived to have her fortune told. The pri- | as to deceive the ignorant, and to soner replied, that she need not enable her to tell beforehand what ask any questions, for she knew she card they would cut. The magiwas come to enquire after a fair strate urged her, but in vain, to inman. The prisoner then presented form him where they were bought. some cards, and desired her to cut || A sheet of paper was produced by them, which she accordingly did; | the officer, which he found in her and the prisoner, after looking for room: it contained written instrucsome time at the cards, told her tions for practising her deceptions. she would marry the fair man; and She was committed to the house that, in less than twenty-four hours, of correction as a rogue and vashe would receive a letter, bring- gabond. ing her some good news. She then Miss Eve. Shelived in the Hamppresented to her some cards, orna-stead-road. I think it is in Hampmented in a very uncommon man- stead church-yard that Harrison, ner, and desired her to draw some who invented the time-keeper for of them; the woman accordingly ascertaining the longitude, for drew three, two of which contain: || which the Parliament of this coun, ed the figures of lions, and the try offered £20,000, is buried. other a globe. The prisoner told Miss K. Yes; and here is the in, her, that these indicated that she scription on his monument there.should conquer every thing she “In memory of Mr. John Harri, took in hand; and farther said, son, late of Red Lion-square, Lonthat on the 4th, 6th, and 14th of don, inventor of the time-keeper next March, something very parti- for ascertaining the longitude at cular would happen to her; that if sea. He was born at Foulby, in the she did not take great care, she county of York, and was the son of would be very much injured ; and a builder of that place, who brought that she had two sincere friends him up to the same profession and three yery great enemies. The Before he attained the age of twenwitness told the old woman, that ty-one, he, without any instrucslie was engaged in a law-suit, and tion, employed himself in cleaning wished to know if the prisoner could and repairing clocks and watches, give her any information as to the and made a few of the former, event; upon which, pretending to chiefly of wood. At the age of make some calculations, she told twenty-five, he employed his whole her she would be successful. For time in chronometrical improvethis she paid the prisoner one shil- ments : he was the inventor of the ling. The officer produced a pack gridiron pendulum, and the method of cards, and a number of other of preventing the effects of beat cards, ornamented in a very un- and cold upon time-keepers, by common and frightful manner, some two bars of different metals fixed of them representing the devil, hell, together: he introduced the second&c. The magistrate, on examina- | ary spring, to keep them going while winding up; and was the in- Sleep, tender soul-these lines, though put

for thee, ventor of most or all of the im

Shall stand a mournful monument for me. provements in clocks and watches during his time. In 1735, his first Here is an inscription and epitime-keeper was sent to Lisbon ; taph that were peculiarly interestand, in 1764, his then much im- ing for some years, when partyproved fourth time-keeper having spirit strongly pervaded the minds been sent to Barbadoes, the Com- of the people, and when many were missioners of Longitude certified prejudiced against Lord Bute (who that he had determined the longi- had been tutor to the king), and tude within one third of half a de- against the Scotch in general. It gree of a great circle, having err- was written on a young man, son ed not more than 40 seconds in of an innkeeper in the Borough, time. After near 60 years of close who was shot by soldiers, said to be application to the above pursuits, natives of Scotland, in his father's he departed this life on the 24th stable or cow-house, whither he had day of March, 1776, aged 83. fied for protection, at the time the

“ Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison, wife late John Wilkes was confined in of the above Mr. John Harrison, the King's Bench prison. Crowds departed this life March 5, 1777, of people went, particularly on a aged 72."

Sunday, to view this monument, Miss Ere. There is a pretty for a long time after it was erected epitaph on an elegant monument in the church-yard of Newington not far from Hampstead, in Pan- Butts, cras church-yard, on an interest- “ Sacred to the memory of Wiling child drowned in a pond, while liam Allen, an Englishman of unat a boarding school, I think at spotted life and unblemished


tation, who was inhumanly mur“ Sacred to the memory of Miss dered near St. George's Fields, on Dorothea Dias de Faria, who was the 10th day of May, 1768, by Scotunfortunately drowned in the fifth tish detachments from the army. year of her age, June 26, 1772.” His disconsolate parents, inbabit

ants of this parish, caused this mo. Soft as the balm the gentlest gale distils, Sweet as the fragrancy of new-mown bills,

nument to be erected to an only Her opening mind a thousand charms reveal'd, son, lost to them and to the world Proofs of those thousands which were yet con

in his 20th year, as a monument of ceal'd;

his virtues and their affection." The loveliest flow'r in Nature's garden placed, Permitted just to bloom, and pluck'd in haste.

Oh! disembodied soul, most rudely driven

From this low orb (our sinful seat) to heaven; Miss K. Here is an epitaph in

While filial piety can please the ear, Limehouse church-yard, Nov. 13, Thy name will still occur for ever dear : 1737.

This very spot, now humanized, shall crave

From all a tear of pity on thy grave. Youth, wit, and beauty in their sweetest prime, How'r of flowr's, which we shall see no more, Cut off by death in unexpected time:

No kind returning spring can thee restore! 'Tis needless whether he or she to say;

Thy loss thy hapless countrymen deplore. Let's wait on God till that eternal day, When knowledge to perfection will be grown, O Earth, corer not thou my blood. And we shall surely know, as now we're knowu.

Job xvi. 18.


Take away the wicked from before the king, Fleet Market, with the date of the and his tbrone shall be established in right- in which he was lord mayor, 1

year -PROV. XXV. 5.

think, 1775. Miss Eve. Unfortunate youth!

Churchill was very severe in his -a mob, I understand, was very portraits. In one of his pieces, he riotous about the King's Bench at


of some person, that he has that time. Lord Bute, I believe, inarried Lady M. W. Montague's

Hell in his heart, and Tyburn in his face. daughter, whose birth is mentioned There were three Johns, much cein one of her letters from Turkey, lebrated as patriots some years ago, in 1717.--What were the dates of Wilkes, Glyn, and Horne, afterJohn Wilkes, the celebrated patriot? wards Horne Tooke. They were

Miss K. He was the son of a even painted on signs, and were the distiller, and was born in St. John's darlings of the multitude, as a cerstreet, near West Smithfield, Oct. tain baronet is at present, Churchill 28, 1727. He died Dec. 26, 1797, was very severe upon Hogarth, in aged upwards of 70. I remember his epistle to him, for caricaturing a song written some years before his friend Wilkes. Hechiefly charghe died, and containing mock epi- ed him with vanity, enry, and selftaphs. That on Wilkes I think ran ishness. Do you remember some thus:

of his lines?

Miss K. Here lies Johnny Wilkes, as by niany 'tis hinted,

Oft have I known thee, Hogarth, weak and On ministers' bad ways who oft quaintly hath

vain, squinted;

Thyself the idol of thy awkward strain ; An alderman once, and ouce he was lord Through the dull measures of a summer's day, mayor ;

In phrase most vile, prate long, long hours No more he puns or squints, but now lies quiet here.

Wbile friends with friends a-gaping, sit and Miss Eve. How horribly Ho


To hear a Hogarth babble Hogarth's praise. garth has made him squint in his whole-length portrait of him !

Miss Eve. Yes; and when speak· Miss K. Yes. Churchill says, ing of the ancients, he says,-that he las

If you would have a true perfection shewn,

It must be found in pieces of my owo; Given to an angel's inind a devil's face.

I dare to challenge, in one single piece, Miss Eve. I have heard, that | Th’united force of Italy and Greece. the city voted his picture to be

The same poet observes, that placed in Guildhall; but Wilkes refused the intended honour, say- attends Merit to the grave, and

many writers have said, that Envy ing, “ The case of my soul shall then leaves it; but that not be thus exposed to posterity with such a continued squint at

To such observers Hogarth gives the lie; them." I have read his name on

Worth may be hears'd, but Eusy canuoi die. the obelisk at the bottom of Fleet

JUXINUS, street and Ludgate - hill, facing

away ;



The inclosed narrative of a Tour through Derbyshire, was written by an excellent and amiable man with whom I was well acquainted in my boyish years; and uth, on bis relum from exploring the principal natural curiosities of that romantie region, composed this account, in the form of letters, for the entertainment of his firada, When it is considered how little the scenes here described are liable to chane', you may possibly think, with me, that, notwithstanding the length of uime donng which this journal has remained in manuscript, your readers may still derive some amusement, and perhaps information, from the perúsal.

I shali inertly add, that the writer, whose little compositious and jeur d'esprit of ten enlıvesed the circles wieh which he associated, was carried to the grave by a decline in 1794, at ihe early age of thirty-six; that Mr, von Heithausen, whom he accompanied in this tour, was a German gentleman of fortune, who visited England for the purpose of seeing whatever is remarkable here, and particularly to make hiin-elt acquainied with such improvements in agriculture as had not already been introduced into his native country.

I am, &c.

F. S. LONDOX, Aug. 9, 1813.


FORDSHIRE. HUDDERSFIELD, Sept. 9, 1788. ed, as formerly, to make use of the Dear Friend,

bark of trees on the occasion, to IF I do not forget, the next what an enormous and inconceiyatime that a glass of Champaign falls ble bulk would not the mails be in my way, I will drink the health, swelled! How would the merchant -I beg pardon, I mean the memo- contrive an archive in which to dery of those who first invented the posit his letters, unless he made art of making paper, and placing use of an old deserted cow-house, the thoughts upon its surface by or built a heap like those piled up means of letters. We are certain at the tan-pits?--You will recollect, ly much indebted to them; for, had that, some time ago, I intimated to it not been for their ingenuity, Iyou niy intention of making a tour should not liare had the pleasure through the Peak of Derbyshire, of writing the following epistles to and, at the same time, gave you you, nor would you have had the a promise of communicating my pleasure (perhaps I should rather journal: the first I have since have said the trouble) of perusing complished; and the latter I will them. Exclusive of the advan- endeavour to fulfil as much to your tages vincha absent friends derive satisfaction as my small abilities, frois distant converse with each together with rather too lasty'a otur by cis mediun), trade and transition from one place to another, cerce could never have arrived I will admit of. Much time and ob

Deir present pitch, had there ervation are requisite to forın a proti: no ouver means of conveying ! per judgment of things, and to coli.

Sinigence from one quarter of lect tre necessary information oil 1.- robe to the otier, tan that the spot, of places or countries to

1 was in use before paper was be described. Derbyshire, in parpizoduced. Were we now oblig- ticular, is a country singular in its



appearances and productions; to common, one of the horses attempt. explore which, with the degree of ing to turn off, and take a wrong attention they claim, would re- road, was prevented by Mr. von quire more time and philosophy Heithausen with a lasli of bis whip: than I could command: so that, if | this brought on us a volley of oaths in the following pages you do not and abuse from one of the drivers, find such ample information or en- who seemed determined to exhaust tertainment as you expected, at- his whole store. Our companion tribute as much as you please, to Griffith could not patiently bear my having been too rapidly hurried this, but had his whole mass of along, and the remainder to my Welsh blood thrown into a violent defect in the requisite talents. But ferment, and, with a warmth of I think it is high time that we set temper peculiar to his country, off, for I know you like travelling folks, charged our assaulter with as well as myself.

impertinence and ill manners: the Our company from Fulneck, con- man was undoubtedly guilty of sisted of Mr. von Heithausen, Grif- both, but to be told of it only made fith Williams, and your humble | bad worse. I was obliged to inservant. We left home about three terfere, begging him to be quiet, o'clock yesterday afternoon, having | having always found it best to pass bidden our friends adieu, and re-over such treatment, which is the ceived many good wishes for an result of boorish ignorance, either agreeable journey and safe return. l with silent contempt, or, if I can

We descended Pudsey Hill with have sufficient command of my cautious steps; the declivity is temper at the time, with a return steep, and riding down, to those of seeming civility. The latter exunaccustomed to ups and downs in pedient succeeded with the man, the world, appears a very awkward and his abuse of us ended witli piece of business. The country encomiums on his horse, and his from Fulneck to Huddersfield, is own abilities in horsemanship, detoo well known to you, to ren- claring, that if the former was not der a description necessary. No-loaded, and he mounted, he would thing occurred on the road worth ride as well, and cut as good a fireciting, except it be a fray in gure as the best of us, smart as we which we

were nearly involved looked. I told him, that none of with two Yorkshire clowns on Mir- us had the least doubt of his being field Moor: they were driving two an extraordinarily clever fellow, pack-horses before them, and, on which compliment perfectly restorour attempting to pass by, the ed his good humour, and he, withi horses quickened their pace, and his companion, soon parted with seemed determined to be foremost. us in a friendly manner, wishing We were apprehensive that the us a good journey. drivers would resent it, and attri- The road from Mirfield Moor to bute their speed to us; but they | Huddersfield is very level and rather seemed pleased with the ad- | pleasant, passing by the seat of venture, and cried out,“ Let them | Sir George Armitage, a celebrated run.” But, in the middle of the man on the turf." The house is an

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