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it flies is the lawful and proper sport of and grammarians, that a little of the the fatyrift ; a kind of game for killing language of common life and cominon which we need vot apply to my friend lente would now and then do well Mr. Gorst, the clerk of the peace, for enough for common eyes and vulgar a licenting certificate. And, as the ears, in advertisements, public notices, inhabitants of this wealthy, populous, and the like. Far be it from me to inand commercial town, tómetines in fimuate that this thould be the case in spite of myself, affeci my risible muscles, courts of law. There, indeed, what peranit ne, mosi fapient Mr. Urban, have common language and common moli potent, grave, and reverend feignior, sense to do? Such interlopers thould for once to forfake my wonted fub- be excludeland put to the bar; and every jects, and try to unbend the rigid muf- thing he carried on in open defiance to the cles of yourself and my venerable com- intelligence of all but ihe initiated and peers amongsi your readers, by relating the Illuminati. But that the curial a few of the circumfiances.' And in language will obtrude itself elsewhere, doing this old Dan Shah feare shall be and confequently become unintelligiany director : Nothing crlinunte, nor fit ble, take ilie following intiances. down anght in malice. One of our In a queer, dirty, nafty, out-of-theprinters, the day before yefierday, gave way nook by the New-Bailey in this us in his news-paper an excellent in town, which, by-the-bye, is ivhat you diance of that 'rhetorical trope, for would call the Old Bailey in London, which many Manchetterians and Li- is fuck a large painted board with the Terpolians are fo famous, by the an- following queer technical infcription tient Grecians yeleped an Irishi/. upon it: “ } hoever fall place or jiick. Under the head'“ Mortality" he tells any matter or thing againli theje icalls us, there were 1242 marriages and 2207 will be profcouted, &c. &c. By order christenings. But as the real infor- of, &c." The meaning of this, which mation meant to be conveyed may be has been interpreted in a variety of acceptable to calculators, statistical different ways, by fome giren up as inquirers, and fome few others, I mali unintelligible, and by others deemned: give the paragraph in the printer's language more proper to the inside than own words.

the ouilide of the court-honte, is linJortality at the collegiate church ply as follows, according to the cxin this town from January 1801 lo prelfion of John, our bead porter, who, December 31, inclusive:

though no 1cholar nor composer, is a Marriages 1242, increased 151. man of plain fenle and decont underChristenings 2267, decreated 100. ftanding: Burials 1753, increased 114." The justices, finding the walls dirA hedge-barber, who has lately set graced by quack-bills, ribaldry, and up a shop in a cellar in one of the nar- indecency, gave orders that every billrow ftreets in this town, to the utual Iticker defiling them in future Should insignia of a filletted pole, indicative of be feverely, punished. breathing a vein, has adsled a fign Almost in every week's papers our board; which, for veracity, elegance, attorneys are advertising " Plotx" to be and conciseness, I beg leave to recom fold. I really wonder what Governmend to the whole fraternity of barber ment are about in these ticklith lines, furgeons in London, and to all the that they are not apprehended and inlonfor-tribe ellewhere. Its contents dicied for milprifion of treason. But, are simply these; Shaving performed for the honour of Hanchelier, dealers here will bleeding. How many a raf- in plots are not merely focal but procal do wc bagmen meet with on our vincial attorneys; and I believe there

utio, only advertising as a bar- . are very few eviher in the hundreds of ber, performs the united offices of ton- Sailord, Amoundernels, or Blackfor and surgeon! The language of burn, but what deal in these turbulent the gentlemen of the law is liH, for- and feditious articles; and cren glery mial, and jargonical; and one Dr. Lowth in the tratlie, boaliing of it in adverfars, as I have been told, however titements and news-papers. I was ancouth and improper in others, we

about to inform Mr. Addington of mult, for precision's fake, not only thele conspiracy-mongers, hoping by lubruit to it but adınire it in thein. So bringing tuch feditious wretclres 10

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our worthy parish clerk at the old lowing bad, ignorant, and illiterate church told nie, he apprehended it all examples. And, to thew I am unoriginated in ignora

rance and nitiake; prejasliced, I Mall adduce fome few izat many attorneys ought to be whipt. intiauct's of ignorance, blunders, and for not knowing how to spell; that mistakes, in other profellions, that call piot a conspiracy, and plat a piece of loudly for correction and amendment. ground, were pronounced exacily alike; Multiplying syllables and mifpronounand that the language of common cing words are as common with fome fense and of common life being held in as inis-pelling with others. Thus, abhorrence by professional men, just in. when a medical man, speaking of preproportion to their ignorance, fuch in- ventive medicines, recommends novations were becoming daily more preventative, I in return would recoincommon and more fashionable amongft mend to him a birchen manual as a very them. Again; having fome butiness actative correctatie ; which may render one day at Bury, and having occasion him more attentative. When a man, to call at the house of Thomas Butter- addicted to the tłudy of antiquarian worth Bayley, efq. at Hope, infiead of lore, forgets that he is an Antiquary, returning to Manchelier, I was di- and fubfcribes himself an Antiquarial, recied to go a nearer way aeroís the he leaves us to gueis at fone word un

country. Near Hope I came to derfood; which I should readily fill - turnpike-har, on which, together with up with blockhead. Such an'one,

& table of the tolls, was painted in fair peaking of a wary perfon, won'd de: and legible characters a board weant to light to term bim a Marian ;' which indicate as follows: That whoerer rode would have one good chect, that of upon the footpath, or detiroyed mile- furnishing a rhyme io Iniiquarian, Itones, guidepolis, &c. were subject, Ayain: wlien Mulicr Topping, now ara for each offence, by the sainte, to pay ravel in Glken gown, ufed 10 atiend ten fhillings. But, owing to the use our fellious, he uted frequently to banorance, or miliake, or forgetfalnels, rangue about a record, when I really of the clerk. or the paimer, or batin, believe he meant not the act to recorril, the board displayed the following one but the thing recorded ; which our rious advertisement. « This is to giie dictionaries and perfons of common Dotice, that whoever is found riding kuie term a récorid, with the accent upon the footpath adjoining to this upon the firli Qable. And, indeed, high road, is liable by act of parlia- oiber gentlemen of the long robe did ment to a penaliv of ten 1:illings- the fame. Old countellor local, his or damage any milestone or guidepoti." pupillir. Laiv, and even old Judge Which of these mulcis the Manchet: Wig and eyebrows limfell, at the ter wags would choole to submit to, Lancatier alizes, were guilty of a milmust be left to the learned in the law nomer, and even o: a conspiracy ato determine. This legal, rhetorical gainst the langunge of common lite and trope of Hibernicitin will remind maily common sense, and againli the Jolinof your readers of the old fory of thic fonian and Bailean fiatute in this case Yorkshire bell-man, upon the loss of the marie and providel. trin: I ain packhorse: “Sirayed or otherwise con now going to creac:pon facred ground. veyed from the Star inn in thistownabay But I will tread foluly; for I lave no galloway, with three white legs and one rancour nor animofily in my heart, black one ; whoever can, dr. Bleis clecially none agrili the ministers of the king. --With a packladdle ou his religion. But I really think that the back!" Whatever may be ihought of language of common life and common thele animadverfions, I am no enemy lente ought by no means to be discariito the gentlemen of the long robe, nor cd from thein; especially in proper to their younger brethren the knights reading and pronunciation. Young of the anill. From my bogiile day's Vir. Newfangle, just come from Canna till ine present, it has beco my remaik- bridge, opeost his praver the other Sunable lot to have fome or the dearest and day before fermon with the word dymoti intimate of my frienes in the pro- perit

. My friend! Yankey Doodle. eiq. Fellion of the law. And, men after my late captain of the good flip Revista osvuheart,they were such as would retleet rivino, used to pronounce this wore! xxlplendent honour upon any prolet very differently when he talked of laila kon, any age, or any country. I only ing for Balmore, deréct; and the psilh to guard yquog lawyers from tol- bead clerk in vuş counting-houle fire

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deréct thát letier, and not dy'rect it, be enough in all conscience. But as Ire with a great mouthfull of a Y. My land delerves the preference, he that friend the parish clerk lays they are thall recomiend more than a two both right, and the Cantab. wrong. “ nronths residence is a far more uncomHow comes it that a cabin and a conatle preceptor, than, dear Mr. counting houle should be a precedent Urbail, your old oblyged friend, P. P. for the pulpit? The fame genıleman, reading prayers a few weeks aficrwards,

Mr. URPAN,

iliarch 3. astounded me with a coletur adheres to Clips HOSPITAL PI. II.) That Jehovah is God of the Sabbath, Norhampion, here founded in pura day of facred reft, is true; brit Baifiance of the will of Sir George Bufley's dictionary tetis me that the word well, dated March 18, 1177, who setin the Te Deuin means not rejl, but the lands in Cliption and llafelbech in amies, or hujis. My late much- tuti for the support of a gradvace eficenied friend Mr. Alhton, a fellow fchcol-malter and twelve poor persons of the collegiate church and rector of for ever. The drawing is' by the neat St. Mary's in this town, always made and faithful pencil of the youth whole three fillables of it, Saba-oth. And, lols you have to feelingly recorded in according to his expofition, by the ufo vol. LXII. p. 904. l'or farther parof this word, we worthip, in the most ticulars of the charity the reader is aur uti manuer, the Lord God of the referred to Bridges, vol. 11. p. 23. univerfal hofis of intelligent and cre. Yours, &c.

M. GREEN. ated exiflences. And I could with in future to pree'vent crery young cleresse

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HAVE tent you a drawing (Pl. II.) Northern light, kom falling into fuch of the great Oak in a farm the prolawyer-like, difugrecalell, wnfuciakell, perty of Harvey, etj. in the paunrarrantakell, and intolerabeil absur- rith of IIenticad, in the county of lir dities.

fex, iaken from a South-West view at As it should seem ftrange, that fai- about lixty-Vards dilance ; it is drawn lors and tcriveners thould know how to by a teale of twche feet to an inch, read and pronounce linglish betier than and in that proportion the parts may iriemtite, learned, and profeflional be measured and compared. The outmen, such as lawyers, doctors, anu- lines of the acom and leal are of the quaries, and parlons ; I hope they will nanral fire, and introduced only for excule ne for recommending an agree the purpose of poiming out to the na able mode of tuition to them. This is turalili its fpecies, and Thewing that a fimply to take a pallige on-board fome very large oak on iis decline produces flip failing to America, where there is verv find acurns. a clever, glib-longued lad of a cabin Dr. Hunter, in his Evelyn's Silva, boy; who shall give them the right has gien a place of the Cowiborp oak, fea-faring one of pronunciation, pre- and lays, when compared to this all vious to their arrival in that land of li ouder oaks are but children of the berty and happy elocution. There wood ;" which, within three feet of haring studied fome short time, they the surface mealuired fixteen vards, and frall come back to their natire country close to the ground twenty-six yards acl rned with every clegance, and en round. Its leighi, in its rumous late riched with a felicity and propriety of in 1776, was about cighty-tie feet; enunciation, which shall charm and its principal limb extended disteen yards elate their enraptured auditors. Then from the bule; thughout the whole fall our churches be filled ; and the tree the tibiage Wäge at that time exBar (hall be thronged !

lewely thin, to that the anatomy of But as this attaininent will expend thic ancient brauches might be difuncts more time and pronev ihan every pro- ly seen in the height of summer. feilor can allord ; let it be the qualifi. I took the dimensions of this Heincution for lerjeants, king's countil, fiead oak first in the year 17&1; every protiune antiquaries, and medical and bougla was then in health. When I res creud Dociors. For hedge antor- again touk its dimenfions in 1790, its lers, country apothecaries, barber-ihop upper branches were bare of leaves, its politicians, and village curates, a dire foliage in general ubin, and the tree ap. months trip to the Life of Maie would parently on the decline. When this

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