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majefy, under the following re. a reflection on, or fhewing a gulations :

pointed disrespect for a person The judges appointed to at in applying to this court. The this tribunal, determine every offender, in this case, is likewife cause by the plurality of votes, deprived of his employments and and no appeal is allowed after titles of honour. their decision. Any officer, or attended with extraordinary cirgentleman, striking his equal, in cumstances, is referred to the any manner whatsoever, is de. throne. clared infamous, and confined in How greatly would it contria fortress for life. If the person bute to the happiness of many who received the blow, mould noble and refpe&table families in happen to be the aggressor, by any this kingdom, were

a mode of sort of outrage, he is confined for puniment (in fome instances three or fix years, according to Gunilar to the above) adopted for the aggravation of his offence; the prevention of this inhuman and it an officer, he is ftruck off, practice.

W.T. besides the imprisonment. Pero sons sending, or accepting a chal. lenge, instead of applying to this

LAW REPORT, court, are confined in a fortress for three or six years. A duel COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. taking place, and one of the par. ties being killed, the survivor is considered as an affaffin, and pupilhed with death. And if none


*HIS was a cause (highly in. of the parties fall, both are im teresting to all perfoos conprisoned in a fortress for ten cerned in the sale of horses) years, and even for life, Persons wherein -- Adam, Esq. a Jaying hold of a weapon in a merchant of the city of London, private quarrel, though making was plaintiff, and Richards, a ng use of it, are confined for three respectable stable keeper of:Oxyears. Any person threatening ford-street, defendant. another with a duel, or some ma. The action was brought to tcrial injury, is confidered as a recover the sum of ninety gui. violator of the public peace, and neas, paid for a pair of horses in confined for one or two years, December 1794, and returned to Any person Aying his country, the defendant in July 1795, as after fighting a duel, forfeits his not going steady in barnefs. The eftate during his life, and his ef- learned judge, in fumming up figy is stuck to the pillory. Any the evidence, very forcibly ad. person acting in a duel as second, dressed the jury; wherein he ex. is punished with five years con plained to them, that, were a finement in a fortress; and a lite verdict given for the plaintiff, being loft, the coufinenient of the an impending cloud would be second extends to ten years. Any ever hanging over the head of person abetting, or enticing an. every individual concerned in the other to demand satisfaction by sale of horses. In the cafe then means of a duel, is punished with before them, it was the most un. one, or several years imprison- precedented he ever heard of; nient. The same punidiments to ihat, after the plaintiff had had be inflicted on any one casting the use of the horles seven months,

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140 Tbe Feast of Wil; or Sportsman's Hall. to attempt to make a return. ture, the farmers of the poft. When, after a trial of near four horse duty withdrew the said prohours, a yerdict was given for the secutions. defendant, to the great satisfaction of a crowded court,

THE FEAST OF WIT; Port-horse Duty.

SPORTSMAN'S HALL. In the course of last week, several persons from the neigh

THE RECORDER'S bourhood of Stevenage, Baldock,

NEW-MARRIED LADY. and Hitchio, in the county of N a contested election for Herts, were convicted before the

and Mr. Rev. Mr. Baker, at Stevenage, Wilkes one of the candidates, he, for 'letting horses to hire for the in the course of his canvass, called purpose of travelling post, with upon Mr. F-n, father of the out being licensed so to do, ac. new-married lady, to solicit his cording to act of parliament; one vote ; fhe, herself, answered the licenfed.poft-mafter was also con solicitation, and with not a litile victed for letting a horse to hire, asperity, told Mr. Wilkes that and neglecting to issue a ftamp- her father, would not, nor should office ticket, thereby defrauding not, vote for him,madding, at the the farmers of the said duty, same time, an expression or two

And, in the same week, two to render her negative still more persons were convicted

contemptuous and unpalatable. Neots, in the county of Hunting. Johnny, on his part, with his don, before the Rev. Mr. Cole, accustomed serenity and qucer for letting horses to draw angle look, and availing himself of the horse chaises, without being ti circumstance of Miss Fog's red cepled so to do, according to act locks, turned upon his heel, and, of parliament.

in his usual dry way, said-God And on Monday, before the bless the man that has to butter Mayor, at Huntingdon, two un.

your carrots! licensed persons were also conviêțed, and one poft.mafter, for A country.inan, in a neigh. not issuing a stamp-office ticket, bouring county, being a few days as the a&t directs.

ago requested to fign a petition Similar convictions also took to his Majesty, asked “ what's it place before the Rev. Benjamin for you to turn out bad Mirir. Hutchinson, at St. Ives, for the ters,” was the answer." Egod'in, like offences,

then, I'll foign," fays he," for Two prosecutions were com. the Minister of our church is a menced against a turn-pike man, id bad one." in the county of Huntingdon, for wilfully neglecting to ask, A late writer, on the subject of demand, and receive, the ftamp- education, after a variety of reoffice tickets for horses and care marks on the absolute neceffity riages, let to hire ; but, in confi. of strict and severe discipline in deration of his acknowledging bis every well ordered school, con. offence, and promising never to cludes by assuring us, that he has offend in the like manner in fu- found by long experience that,


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The Feast of Wit; or Sportsman's Hall. without a liberal use of the rod,, addressing the exhibitor, enquired it is impoffible ever to make boys " how long he had been in Eng. Smart.

land ?"_" Two and forty years," was the answer. You seem to have made a very small progress

in the language," rejoined the Don John of Austria, was General at the fight of Lepanto, plied the German, "vat can.

gentleman." Lart! Sare," re. against the Turks, where he gave

man lain in two and forty years 3** them a signal overthrow. This being related to the Grand Seig. .nor, he contentedly said " that the loss of a fleet to him was but One Captain Beale served my as the faving of his beard, which i lord with hats, which he prized would grow again; but the lofing at high and exceffive rates ; his a kingdom was like the lopping lord hip, understanding by his off a member."

steward the rate of his bills, fent

for his haberdasher :“ Sir," quoth Mr. Courtnay being asked, a my lord, “ what is your meaning few days ago, what the Sedition to set me such prizes in which Bill really meant, pleasantly re there is no conscience ?"" Why, plied-Hold your jaw.

my lord,” quoth Captain Beale,

we citizens must balance ac. WATERING-PLACE ANECDOTE. counts; if you do not pay me, • So vast is art, so narrow human wit.' then you cheat me; but it you

Last summer, an old German do, then I cheat your lordship.' was exhibiting, for the enter. tainment of the ladies and gen

BON MOT. tlemen of Hartlepool,' a sort of An illustrious tar once took up pasticcio, in which was the fa his residence in the column as vourite scene of the traveller and the Haymarket theatre, which the broken bridge. The part of was originally designed for the the dialogue fupported by the prompter. A few evenings after, veteran himself, was highly ri. the manager fat in the same diculous: his singing-responses fituation, when Jack Bannifter to the traveller's interrogatories, archly observed, " Well, I see derived additional humour, not the manager is in diftiels, other. only from the awkward imitation wise we should not behold bim is of the tune, but from the broken -Duke's Place!!! English with which they were garniched; for instance, the re

CONBURY PARK. ply in the following lines :

The Earl of Leicester, favorite • The ducks and geese ev'ry day come

to Queen Elizabeth, was making over, fal-dc-ral, &c.

a large chace about Conbury, very humourously tranf.

Park, intending to inclose il with formed into

posts and rails, and one day was

casting up his charge what is De dukshs and de geesh vas ev'ry day would come to;

a gentleman come over de vaters;"

standing, by, (a free spoken and every other part was deli. man) said to my lord upon the vered with equal propriety. After sudden," methioks your lordship the performance, a gentleman, goeth not the cheapest way to




142 The Feast of Wit; or Sport/man's Hall. work." • Why, Sir,” faid my nifters were aware of the confen Jord * In trorn,' my lord," said quences attending this disastrous he “ count you bui upon the war, they would change their posts, for the country wiid and note; upon which, a bye-stander you railing

archly replied, that whatever might be their opinion, he was

firmly persuaded, a continuance It is known of what voracity of the present meafures would pikes are, being called the ty.. loon deprive them of the means rants of the rivers : once a cub. of having a note to change. fox drinking out of the river Arn nus in Italy, had his head seized While Sir Nicholas Bacon on by a mighty pike, so that the Lord Keeper, lived, every neither could free themselves, room in Gorhambury was served but were engrappled together : with a pipe of water from the in this conteft

young man run ponds distant about a mile from into the water, takes them both i hence; toon after, during the qui alive, and carries them to the habitation of Mafter Anthony Duke of Florence, whose palace Bacon, eldeft son of Sir Nicholas, was near thereunto. The porter in the fame house, the water would not admit him without the ceafed. Mafter Anthony dying, promife of sharing his full half in and my Lord Verulam inheriting what the Duke should give him, in, the water could not be recoverto which he, hopeless otherwise ed without incurring a great ex. of entrance condefcended : ihe pevce. Being made Lord Chan. Duke highly affected with the ra cellor, he thereupon built Verde rairy, was on giving him a good lam House, clole by the pond. reward, which the o:her refused, yard, for a place of recess and debring his Highness would ap- privacy when he was to do any point one of his guard to give important bugness. Being one him a hundred lakes, that fo time asked, why he built that the porter might have fifty, ac house there? he answered, That cordiag to his composition. Gnce he could not carry the war

ter to his house, he would carry LORD CHANCELLOR HATTON, his house to the water.

In his rime, when the coun. sellors of two parties set forth King James with some of his nathe limits and boundaries of the bles having lost their way in a foe land in question by the plat ; andre in the pursuit of a deer, came the counsel of one party, said, at last an hungered, to the Gide of We lie on this Gde, my lord; the same foreft, where they espi, and the counsel of the other parted a little house; thither bied said, And we lie on this fidem the king, and demanded, first, The Lord Chancellor arose and what vi&tuals in the house, said, If you lie on both Gdes, then with some comfortable leis whom will you have me to be fure, the way. The good wife lieve

sets before the king, a rare pieco

of powdered beet, and a bag A gentleman of opposition pudding; the king and his fole principles, bappening, the other lowers fell to eat heartily, and evening, to fall into the company having contented his hostess, rode of some of the loan-jobbers at away : by the road fide, at some Lloyd's, observed, that, if mi. / distance, a boy presents himself



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Biographical Sketches of the Life of Dick En-l-nd. 143 scraping with his legs, bare. whether the combat was to be headed, whereon was a thick

decided by the filt or the stick, fcald. Sirrah, said the lords, co and was dreaded and envied as ver your hrad, have you never a cap? an invincible hero wherever he Where do you dwell? In yonder appeared. cottage a o't please you, (pointing Dick's affe&tion for gambling beto the place where the king had came conspicuous in early youth, dined), I had a cap yesterday, but and before he attained manhood, to day my niother made use of he was confidered an excellenc it for a pudding-bay! Quoth the player at rackets, but tew catero, king, it did ine no harm in the éd the lists with him, as is fe. cating, it fall do me less in rocity

often forced payment thinking of it; come put on,

which his skill had not acquired'; and let us jog it down ; but it for whenever he loft, he was sure Airred the stomachs of his train. to quarrel, none of the inarkers

ever daring to dispute the are bitrary di&tates with which he

ruled their judgments.' A genuine Biographical Sketch of

His insults, however, being the Life and Adventures of Mr. Richard E-gl. od.

generally accompanied with

blows, he did not always pass "HIS remarkable personage, with impunity, the law frequent

ly draining. from his purse, per familiar to the public ear,

is coniary fatisfa&tion for the wan. native of Dublin, where, to a ton abuse of his hands. At one dopt the phraseology of those feffions he was tried on fixteca learned divines who have otfici indictments for a faults, and fined ated as ordinarics to Newgate,

for those on which he was con. and biographers to the heroes of victed in a considerable (uhr, that tremendous caftle, from which, to the astonishment of wheoce so many great men have every person present, who looked Jaunched into eternity. Mr. for his immediate commitment to Richard E-gl--d, we say, was goal, he paid instantly into court. born of poor, but hones parents. For this money he was obliged

His father was a wheelwright to the affection of a woman, who and turner, and refided near a kept a house of amarous rendezplace called the Paddle, in an ob vous to wbich Dick was protector, fcure, vulgar and riotous part not only by preventing impofi. of Dublin, but from whence he tions on the hostess, but by som came 16 the Lord of Warwick curing from insults of bucks and knows,” we know not, and there. bloods such vetaries as came to fore the curious reader must en. pay their devotions to the me. quire of his lord ship.

retricious Venus, to whose tem. Dick was, at a very early age, ple he was guardian, and his lady bound apprentice to a carpenter, priestess. in whole service, not withstand. At this time Dick was extreme. ing his great bodily strength, he ly intimate with man named evinced an inveterate 'antipathy Fm, a fellow, whofe dil. to every kind of manual labour, pofition was congenial to his unaccompanied by pleasure, ex own,

and whose occupations cept fighting, in which exercife in life were exa&ly the same. he daily proved himself an adept, With this worthy companion the


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