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peared in uniform dresses made on the whole of this end of the room had a molt cccafion), formed aloger her an upcom beautiful and friking effuet. The supmonly gay ailenbly. His Excellency per was a very elegant one, and had the Governor, accompanied by all the more, both of abundance and variety, field-officers, waited on His Roval High- than this seemingly inhospitable rock ness at liis quarters, attended him to the might be fuppofcit capable of affording ; Hotel, and entered the ball-room at half and the lines of the Poct, in cenfure of an hour past eight o'c!o:k. The dancing habitual luxury, might, on this occasion, continued til about a quarter before be applied in commendation of the atten. twelve, when the Prince and Sir Robert tion of the managers : Bord, preceded by the managers, and

“ Earth, sea, and air, followed by the rest of the company, were ibis day ransack'd for their bill of fue." went into the supper-room; and the atto

GAY. nishment then visible in each countenance a: the unexpected magnificence of the Although Ceres and Bacchus poured spectacle, arrelled every one for some forth their stores in abundance, vet Pru. time at the entrance, A select band of dence presided over the whole; for, pero fitry musicians, playing a grand march baps, there (carcely ever was an infance as the royal guest moved on towards a

of such a number of young men being canopy of late at the upper end of the collected, with a pre-determination of room, gave dignity to the brilliant scene, conviviality, who pailed a night with fo The room, which was allowed to have much decorvin; nor of lo large a compabeen ornamented in a style superior to ny being atienibled where every indivi. whatever had been exhibited in this dual was plealed and happy. The testi. place, was 10 feet long, 27 feet wide, vity of the scene was considerably heightand 24 feet high: the company descendo ened by a judicious selection of catcl.es, ed from a flight of steps nine feet wise, and other vocal and instrumental mufick, under a lofty arch, into the room; by very well performed; among the rest, which means they came fuddenly to vieiv, the incloted little long *, written upon at one glance, the who.e of the tuppere the occafion, was sung by one of the tables; these were calculated for 240 finging-boys belonging to the Queen's persons, another apartment being fitted. regiment of foot, in'a very pleasing manup for the reinainder of the company.

One mind leemed to animate the On each lide, and at the upper end of whole company; the only conteft being, the room, lunic pilasters were disposed at who fhould do molt i:onour to the iliul. convenient distances from each other, trious guest, and display molt both their having niches placed in the intervals, and personal regard for him, and their affico over the side-boards. Fifty feet in the tionate and zeal us attaciiment to his centre of each fide of the room was occu Royal Father and family, pied by a neat lonic colorinade, support On the 13h of May, Sir Rob. Boyd ing two rows of balusters; one, the front

was plealed to give out the following acof the orchestra, the other for uriformi- knowle'gement from his Royal Highness ty. Feltoons of evergreens and howers, in General Oiders, v.z. natural and artificial, were formed in a

“ His Roval Highnes Prince Edward jichly ornamental ilyle, and suspended

“ having requested of Sir Robert Boud froin the volutes of the Tonic capitals.

“ to express, in the fullest manner poiThe canopv was very eleganily conitruct.

“able, his Royal Highness's warmest ed, and covered with pink tilk and Gilver

" thanks to the whole of the officers of Oli the top of it was the fi.

“this garrison, who gave him the Féts gure of Fame, holding in her left hand a

“ of the sith inftant; Sir Robert Boyd, St. George's entign, which reached to

“ in compliance with the Prince's withes, the roof of the room.

On the back of

" has thoughe proper, by putting it in the feat was placed the Prince's coronet,

“ Public Orders, to allure himself of large, and properly gilded; over which,

“ every officer being acquainted how and immediately beneath the canopy, was

Aattering to his Royal Highness this an illuminated representation of the rising

" mark of their attachment to him hias sun. The niches on each side of the ca

*** been, and how fincerely he wishes nopy were filled, the one by Minerva in

“ them all to be acquainted with it.” an attitude of inviting the Prince's attention to Fame above him, the other, by Victory preparing a laurel-crown. The

* Written by Capt. Fyers. Sce p. 756.

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Original Letter from the Rev. DEAN At the annual meeting of the Bath Swift to the Rev. Mr. John Tow. Agriculture Society, in Dec. 1789, it ERS, Prebendary of St. Patrick's, at was agreed, that the merits of several Powerscourt, near Bray.

Drill Machines should be tried, and that SIR,

each proprietor fhould appoint an umI

CANNOT imagine what business it pire. ' Accordingly, on the 22d of April

is that so entirely employs you. I am 1790, the several machines were set to sure it is not to gain money, but to spend work at Mr. Fitchew's, near Devizes, in it; perhaps it is to new-cast and contrive a field extremely well prepared, and para your house and gardens at 400l. more ticularly adapted for Mr. Cooke's drill; expence. I am sorry it thould cost you but, though the land was a ligbı loam, two pence to have an account of my free from pones, Mr. Cooke, with his health, which is not worth a penny; yet utmost exertions, could not possibly keep I ftruggle, and ride, and walk, and ain the coulders to an equal regular depth; a temperate, and drink wine on purpose to great quantity of the feed, even the delay, or make abortive, those schemes whole on the declivities, remained on the propoted for a succellor; and if I were surface. Mr. Cooke was obliged to go well, I would counterfeit myself sick, as over the same ground the second time, Toby Matthews, Archbishop of York, with his scarifiers, to cover the seed. The used to do when all the Bishops were quantity of land drilled by my machine gaping to succeed him. It is one good was 3 roods, 20 perches, and 23 links ; fign that giddiness is peculiar to youth, the grain so compleatly covered that none and I find I grow giddier as I grow old could be seen, and the land left so even er, and, therefore, confequently I grow as not to require rolling; whilst Mr. younger. If you will remove fix miles

Cooke's drilled only i rood, 35 perches, nearer, I shall be content to come and and i6 links, and which was left in a (punge upon you as poor as you are, for very rough Itate. My private business I cannot venture to be half a day's jour prevented attending till the 3th of June, ney from Dublin, because there is no when only one of my ridges, adjoining fufficient medium of fleth between my to Mr. Cooke's, was hand-hoed, and skin and my bones, particularly in the that produced less in proportion than the parts that lie upon the baddie. Therefore, unhoed ridge ; which I attribute to many be plealed to fend me three dozen ounces of the plants being unavoidably cut and of Acth before I attempt such an adven. injured, owing to their being grown fa ture, or get me a six-mile inn between high, and hoed too late. The umpires this town and your house. The cathe. fixed on the ist of September for alcerdral organ and back side are painting and taining the experiments. I conceived mending, by which I have saved a ler. that two days would have been fully sufo mon; and, as the rogues of workmen go ficient for complearing the work; ac, on, I may save another.

cordingly I accepted a gentleman's apHow, a wonder, came young Acheson pointments from Hamphire, on particuto be among you? I believe neither his lar bufness, to be at my house on the 3d father nor mother know any thing of of September. him; his mother is a: Grange with Mrs. On the 1st of Sep?ember, Mesirs, Achelon, her mother, and, I hear, is Cooke, Matthews, Bourn, and 'eif, meg very ill of her afthma and other discr

at Vir, Fitchew's. The umpires' nonders, got bv cards, and laziness, and attendance occasioned some contution and keeping ill hours. Ten thousand fackdebate. It was proposed, as to mafulls of such knights and tuch fons are, ny (eight) experiments were to be tried, in my mind, neither worth realing nor and having fo little time (it being then preserving. I count upon it that the boy twelve o'clock), that a short, but equal, is good for norning. I am, Sir, with length and breadth of the beit pait of great truth, your obedient, humble fero the crops should be cut: to which Iob. vant,

J. SWIFT. jelled ; obferving that, as there were

numerous uncropped vacancies on Mr. Mr. URBAN, Bifol, July 4. Cooke's ridges, 8 perche's in length, and

the Bath Clironicle, dumanas an an ing tach other, including good and bad, fwer, which I beg your permillion to oupbit to be cut, to ascertain the produce give i simply sating real facts for the with proper exactness; and that, 'accorde confideration of chvie who may be plealed ing to the real measurement of lucha to attend.

ridges, a calculation in proportion per

acre

sere should be made. This was my produced, I doubt not of his immedia pinion.

ately being convinced of my aff rtions Mr. Cooke's ridge (which was my being true; and am certain, from wbar lot, but, at his request, religned to him) has been done, that, had the experiments measured in breadth 17 feet from the cen been properly made, the produce of mine tre of its furrows.. About 3 or 4 perches would have exceeded Mr. Cooke's many in length of his head-land was without bushels per acre. aby vacancies, and very different to the I now will further affert, that Mr. other parts, which, I muil repeat, con Cooke's machine cannot drill advantagetuiaeil numerous uncropped spaces, that ouls, much more than hoe, in son anel appeared to me either to have had no fitt land, where mine can. The ze of grain depofited, or such torn up by the Supremier was employed in threhing. scarifiers. My adjoining ridge contained On: he 3e I was engaged to be in Brisol; no such uncropped spaces; the breadth bui, on my ai rirai at Bath, accidentally thereof, about 35 feet, was more than I met the gentleman who had engaged to Iwice the breadth of Mr. Cooke's. About be at my houle ; and, after teciling our 2 perches of my head-land were farter, butiness, I immediately returned to Mr. 200 pot so healthy as Mr Cooke's nar. Fitchew's, with a full intention to have Tow ridge; the crop on that part evin the residue of Mr. C's and my ridges cuc cently discovered it; accordiogly, about and compared, but found them mowed, one perch was perinted to be cut off and mixed together. Ia the course of this bath our ridges. Afier, a short length, and spring I expect to have an opportunity of exzEt breadth of 15 feet (wnich Mr. C's having a proper trial made between Mr. rows of corn exactly occupied where C's and my machine; and accordingly I there were no vacarcies), were cut, hereby invite Mr.C.or any person poilellwhich was calculated to produce in pro- ing his machine, to meet me near Bath, portion to 66 bulheis, i gallon, and i not to alcertain by cutting only ihe 146th pint, per acre.

part of an acre, but by cutting two or The laine measure, being nor so good more as joining ridges, as fall be deemas orber parts of my ridge, was cut, and ed equitable by Mr. Matthews and (wo produced in proportion 63 huchels, 2 orher imparcial perfons; and, as a compeeks, and I quart. My other ridge, pensation for loss of time, the loser to unhoed (two ridgcas distant from Mr. pay the winrerci.e value of bis machine, C's), produced in proportion to 66 buch- exclusive of the premium from the soels, z pecks, i golion, and i quart, ciecy. which is a greater produce than Mr. C's ÁIr. Cooke profefTes himself a stranger above experiment; and my uploed crop to :he ait of jockeyship. I never lalu ne was about 3 bulliels per acre inore than was a jockey; nor did I ever say that he my improperly. hocd corn produced which was prefered with cunning. But I will adjoised Mr. C's. --Ad be it remeile say that, as he did pubiit, he ought to bered, that Mr. Cooke chose this ridge, have mentioned all circumitances as they and that the calculation was made from rea ly occurred. 13 iafcad of 17 feet, the real breadth Capt. Lloyd, of Killzwyn, in Cardithercot.

gandhire, invented, about eight years The chain extending lengthways, and ago, a horsc-harrow and rake with tines acrofs into the middle of the ridges, the of different fizes; and I have lately been measurement being calculated from informed that Mr. Mayes, of Notown, perch and rescth, which is only equal to near Ipfivich, invented one allo, which the 146ch part of an acre, cannot be a Mr. C. law prior to bis being made proper proportion to ascertain the real public in 1788 or 1789. However, as poduce; for the chain unavoidably co having seen Capt. Lloyd's, I can affert, fering only a few plants out of their pro- that Mr. C's vaunted borte-nue and per fivation, the variation on lo jmell a scarifiers are confirućied on the exact scale as the 146ih part of 160 (heing fo Jame principles as Capt. Lloyd's. many square perches in an acre), must make a material difference in the calcula. Extraet of a Letter to Mr. Winter from tion; hence I will confidently lay, that Mr. !V Weeks, u bo occuples a farm the experiments were by no means pro 10 the Amount of abou! 5001. u drur. perly, but very improperly, attempted Dated Salisbury, Marc.12,1.09. to be ascertained. Let any impartial “ I now am able to inform you of the proe man, understanding agriculture, seflett, duce of the ix acies plaie while you tuand properly investigate the facts I have perintended the swing of the last fenius. You

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will, I do not doubt, recollect that I did not granted to Nicholas Ridley, Bihop of Sow quite a bushel and a half per acre, and I London, and his successors for ever, as had exally four quarters per acre, nine-gal- long ago as the fourth year of Edward lon measure, of the best marketable corn ;

Vl. that is, about 1550. This will very little tailing, it was so even growed.

casily reconcile any doube upon this This is full a third more per acre than where

subject. we lowed five bushels per acre broadcast.”

I hope E. I. will continue to favour N. B. Mr. Weeks had fowed upwards you and your readers with other useful of 60 acres broadcast, prior to drilling and entertaining remarks. And you the above on the 14th of April, 1788. may probably hear again, upon some The succeeding season was so dry, that topick or other, from your humble ferno rain fell till about the latter end of vant, and a former correspondent, V. July; and the drought was so great, ihat, in numerous parts of this king Mr. URBAN, Honiton, Ant. S. dom, the farmers did not reap even two

Ayon qater very happily for the for the one bushel of secd they lowed. pubiic in general. I think you may

1 extremely exult in the peculiar pie. not disapp: ove presenting your readers rogative of a Briton, that, when he is with a delicacy peculiar to Devon, and illiberally and maliciously attacked by the borders of its adjoining coun. any person, he has a right to enjoy the ties; what I allude to is the mode of privilege of self-defence. Such is my. producing that cream termed frald, or situation. Mr. Cooke was pleased to cloited cream: this deficience only could attack me first in a certain "Encyclo. have for long confined fo luxurious a pædia.” We have since had several treat to the more Western parts of Engcontroversies. How far his exprefiens land. The obvious purpole of making may appear to be illiberal, and 6lled it is for fuperior butter than can be prowith acrimonious invectives, I will lub. cured from the usual raw cream, to mit to the determination of the publick, which it is preferable for favour and and those who have noticed our public keeping: fome persons will eat no other, cations. GEO. WINTER.

Those dairies that make scald-cream

butter cannot use leaden cisterns, but Mr. URBAN,

August 2. brass pans, for the milk; and that which thanks cor

is

put into the pans one morning is let ters from Uppingham, and gives you

turbing it, it is placed over a leady, fome account of the Pendrells, and of brisk fire, on which it is to remain from that worthy prelate Dr. Jeremy Taylor.

seven to fifteen minutes, according to He observes, that Mrs. Teresa Sykes the size of the pan; but the point of was the last survivor of that antient name time for removing it must be carefully of Pendrell, at least of that branch of it attended to, which is when the surface in Staffordshire; and therefore there begins to wrinkle a little, or show signs may be another surviving brauch, which of being near the agitation of boiling ; your correspondent A Loyaliji mentions. it is then instantly to be taken off,' and And we shall be glad to hear that any placed in its former position, when the thing is done for Mr. Thomas Pendrell, next day it will present its fine clotted of which he and his ancestors may bé cream, which is ready for the table, or deemed worthy. The manner in which to be converted into buiter, which the the burial of Mrs. Teresa Sykes is in- delicate hand of the neat dairy woman ferted in the Register, with the addition soon accomplishes by stirring only. Some of her maiden name of Pendrell, is know when it is proper to take it from agrecable to the mode which the present the fire by sounding the pan with the respectable Bishop of Durham recom. finger; it will then be less sonorous: but mended to his late clergy of the diocese this art can only be acquired by experiof Salisbury, and may have its use in As the process is simple, I may

therefore hope, when I visit different
I would remind E. I. that Dr. Jereủy parts, to see the tables adorned with the
Taylor was probably presented by the regale of Devonshire cream.
Archbilhop of Canterbury, in 1637, to

Yours, &c.

J. F. the rectory of Uppingham, as being his Grace's option from the Bishop of Lon Mr. URBAN, Argyle freel, Aug. 10. don for that turn; for E. I. mentions, TOUR correspondent T. T. I wish that the advowson of that church was

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, public service has carried me fre. being interrupted by the intrufion of some Faently to the Cape of Good Hope, cutious people, they were frightened, abere it struck me as a strange fancy, in and made a hafty retreat, and left the cup every family, to see a small land-tortoise in question : one of the lalt screaming in the inclosed yard behind the offices of out, the house. For some time I regarded If this cup should break or fall, the animal as a kind of universal pet ; Farewell the Luck of Edenhall. but at length I was told, that it was admitted for the sake of avoiding the pest inserted. It was written by the Duke of

The Ballad above alluded to is here of rats, which would not approach any Wharton; and is called, " The Earl's place the land-tortoise was harboured in. Defcat."--Toebe tune of Chevy Cbace.

I remember that one of thele creatures was kept in a small back pan en of a On borb fides Saugbeer and gigantic deeds.house in Henrietta-Atreet, Covent Gar

MILTON. den, for very many years, and poslibly GOD profper long from being broke for this very excellence. It retired into The Luck of Edenball; the earth during the winter months ; A doleful drinking-bout 1 sing, and, I believe, was living when the fa There lately did befall. mily left the premises. W.P. To chase the spleen with cup and can,

Duke Philip took his way i Mr. URBAN, Bottesford, July 29.

Babes yet unborn shall never fee

The like of such a day. IN

land, I was easily prevailed upon to The stout and ever-thirsty Duke see the Luck of Edenball*, celebrated in A vow to God did make, a ballad in Ricson's Select Collection of His pleasure within Cumberland Eaglith Songs. The only description I Three live-long nights to take. can give you of it is, a very thin, belle Sir Musgrave, too, of Martindale, mouthed, beaker glass, deep and parrow, A true and worthy Knight, ornamented on the outside with fancy: Eftsoon with him a bargain made, work of coloured glass, and may hold

In drinking to delight. Something more than a pint.

The bumpers swiftly pass about, Antieot superstition may have contri Six in a hand went round; buted por a little to its preservation ; but And with their calling for more wine, that it thould not, in a more enlightened They made the Hall resound. age, or in moments of conviviality, (lee Now when these merry tidings reach'd the Ballad), meet with one genıle rap The Earl of Harold's ears, (and a gentle one would be quite fuffi- And am I (quoth he, with an oath) cient for an ordinary glass of the same Thus flighted by my Peers ? substance), is to me somewhat wonder. Sadu!e my steed, bring forth my boots, fol. Superftition, however, cannot be

I'll be with them right quick; entirely eradicated from the mind at once,

And, Master Sheriff, come you too ; The lace agent of the family had such a

We 'll know this scurvy trick. severential regard for this glass, that he would not suffer any person to touch

“ Lo, yonder doth Earl Harold come!”

Did one at table say: it, and but few to see it. When the fa

« 'Tis well," replied the mettled Duke ; mily, or other curious people, had a de

“ How will he get away ?" fore to drink out of it, a napkin was held underneath, left any accident should When thus the Earl began : “ Great Duke, befal it; and it is still carefully pre

I'll know how this did chance, ferved, in a cafe made on purpose. The Without inviting me ; sure this case is faid to be the fecond, yet bears

You did not learn in France : the marks of antiquity, and is charged “ One of us two, for this offence,

Under the board shall lie : with ihs.

I know thee well, a Duke thou art ; Tradition, our only guide here, says, So some years hence thall 1. that a party of Fairies were drioking and “ But trust me, Wharton, pity 't were making merry round a well near the So much good wine to spill, Hall, called St. Cuthbert's well; but,

* A pint bumper at Sir Christopher Muí, Edenball, -the antient seat of Sir Phi- grave's. (N. B. Ancestor of the present lip Musgrave, near Penrith, Cumberland. Baronet.) GINT. MAG. Auguft, 1791.

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