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Hamper had placed the paper there, and From Darrington, accompanied by a some time afterwards had revisited the young friend from Salvington and his cottage. There being nothing remarkable dog Dash, I walked over rich enclosed in the little edifice but the carved lintel, pasture and arable ground, and through I went on about three-quarters of a mile, woodlands, to see the “Miller's Tomb, to Tarring church, and, calling for the upon Highdown Hill. “ Dash," a favorite register, found it began 17th November, old spaniel, was rather a hindrance to us. 1558, with the names of the Selden and He had gained his flesh by good houseHamper families occurring more fre- keeping through the winter, and lost his quently than any other. Here, then, Mr. agility, and panted for breath like a citizen Hamper's visits to Salvington were easily who eats to live and lives to eat, till be accounted for. Tarring was the parish of can eat no more, and then goes to a feast his ancestors : and the parish-clerk well not where he eats, but where he is remembered his person. Mr. Hamper eaten.” It was a delightful sunny day, afterwards wrote from Birmingham, for and we climbed several stiles and gates ninety-one certificates relating to his fa- which Dash was too heavy to jump over, mily; "and,” said the clerk," he paid and between the bars of which lie was too fat for them like a gentleman, sir ;-he sent to pass; and we heard of his being left back a five pound note, and desired the behind by his loud yelping and barking, change might be kept.' The register and sometimes went back to pull him contains an entry in April, 1560, of the At length we mounted Highdown marriage of a John Selden ; this is suc- Hill, and gained a fine prospect of the sea, ceeded by several entries of marriages, bap- and a bracing breeze from its fresh boson. tisms, and burials of the Seldens, and by Upon this hill stands the tomb of John the following :—“ 1584, John, the son of Oliver, a miller, whose windmill was forJohn Selden, the minstrell, was baptized merly near. In his lifetime, be built the the xxth of December;" there is added, tomb and erected a summer-house, in “ Died, 1654, aged 70;" this entry re- which he sat before his tomb, and looked cords the baptism and death of the great around upon the inland prospect and the Selden, whose father is sneeringly record- eternal sea and the broad expanse of sky ed by old Anthony Wood to have been and cloud above. His life was spent in the a fiddler."
business of his mill, and in comforting Tarring is a quiet village with several his poorer neighbours, and in contemremains to interest the antiquary. Adjacent plating beyond his tomb.
He knew the to its old church, which has a goodly folly of the knowledge, and the vanity of spire, is the present residence and fertile the wisdom of the world, and the world farm of Mr. Hentey, whose sons adven- thought him mad. He was a good man, tured upon an agricultural speculation to and looked death in the face daily; and the newly attempted settlement at Swan after many years he went to his rest. River, and are about to be followed by This spot is represented in the engravtheir father and the rest of the family. ing. On the slab cover of the tomb is The parish contains some of the most inscribed, “ For the reception of John productive land in the county, but is Oliver, when deceased to the will of God; heavily tithed and taxed.
granted by William Westbrook RichardReturning through Salvington by the son, Esq., 1766.” There are various pas
Spotted Cow," a little new-painted sages of scripture on different parts sign, which, I am told, was executed by the tomb, and on the south side is itthe hand of the landlady herself, for her scribed, “In memory of John Olive, new beer-shop; the road leads on to miller, who departed this life the 22nd of Darrington, a chapelry in the parish of April 1793, aged 84 years." His remains Tarring. In a meadow are part of the were interred beneath. ruined walls of the very ancient chapel, The miller left twenty pounds a year beautifully overgrown with ivy : the age of for the keeping up of his tomb, and his these remains is unknown. Tarring was “summer retreat," but both are going to the living of St. Thomas a Becket
. In decay, and no one cares to call upon the
prospect to the right is, far as the eye cat to interest visitors who retire either for
see, «o'er waters of the dark blue sea ordinary recreation, or meditative remark. On the left is Goring castle, and, beyrat
that, a well known height called Chan- tion comic duet, songs etc. the whole to kenburg Ring, crowned with fir-trees, conclud with a Ball music is provided. and formerly a Roman station. Nearer Enteornce at 1 past 6 to begin at } the tomb is an eminence called Cæsar's past 7. hill, with traces of Roman intrenchments.
Tickets to be bad of Mr. In the valley is the sweet little village of Joseph Turner, James Riley, John Findon. From the tomb sea-wards may
Liwois be seen Brighton afar off, Worthing nearer,
or at che wouse.
November 19.-Day breaks 5 41
4 19 November 18.-Day breaks 5 40
Twilight ends. 6 19 Sun rises 740
4 21 Twilight ends. 6 20
St. EDMUND, KING AND MARTYR. November 19.
Particulars of the anniversary of this saint are in the Every-Day Book.
St Edmund the king enlarged the November 19, 1761. A Worcester
monastery of Breadiseworth, in Suffolk, paper of this date contains the following and augmenting the revenues rendered paragraph :-“ As his Majesty was going this religious house one of the finest and out for an Airing Yesterday Morning, richest in the kingdom. The gifts pretwo ancient Men from Cheshire, one 82, sented at his tomb were of immense the other 78 years of age, delivered a
value; and at the dissolution of the Petition, offering to make a full discovery monasteries the revenues amounted to of a Silver Mine, which they, after Twenty, £1560 a year ; a very large sum indeed Years search, have found out in Cheshire."
in those days. Leland, who saw the
town and monastery in their splendor, [To Mr. Hone.]
gives a most magnificent description of
them. See Rapin's Hist. of England, SIR,—As a subscriber to your Year vol. I, p. 126, note (6) or Camden's Book, I take the liberty of subjoining a Britannia (Suffolk.) copy of a printed play bill, which I saw at Paris in the course of last year. As it amused me, so may it you; for, as Dr. Saxon Deities.—DAYS OF THE WEEK. Pangloss says, “ the cacalology wants The Saxon idols worshipped in Engmending."
land, whence the names of the days of the [Copy.)
week are derived, areON MONDAY EVENING
1. The idol of the Sun, from which will be given.
Sunday is derived, among the Latins dies
Solis, was placed in a temple, and adored A GRAND
and sacrificed to; for they believed that Entertainmet concert and Ball will be the sun did co-operate with this idol. He given at Monsieur Lemer pres du Port was represented like a man half naked, de Charenton, No. 5. To open with the with his face like the sun, holding a burnfavourite comic song called the mill after ing wheel, with both hands on his breast, witch will be given a part of Macbeath a signifying his course round the world ; song and Resitation after witch a favourite and, by its fiery gleams, the light and Hornpipe a Gentlemen a performer in heat wherewith he warms and nourishes provencal parts will appear in imetations all things. of the great English actars from Paris, 2. The idol of the Moon, from which afterwards the prinsopol parts of Douglas cometh our Monday, dies Lunæ, anciently or the noble shepsard after witch a grand Moonday: this idol appears strangely terifac combat then to be given a Resita- singular, being habited in a short coat
like a man: her holding a moon signifies dom; and by the pail with fruit and what she is, but the reason of her short flowers was denoted that he would nourish coat and long-eared cap is lost in oblivion. the earth. From him, or from the Roman
3. Tuisco, the most ancient and pecu- deity, Saturn, comes Saturday.* liar god of the Germans, represented in his garment of a skin, according to their ancient manner of clothing; next to the November 20.—Day breaks . . 5 42 sun and moon, they paid their adoration
Sun rises . . 7 42 to this idol, and dedicated the next day
4 18 to him, from which our Tuesday is derived,
Twilight ends. 6 18 anciently Tuisday, called in Latin dies Martis. But this idol is very unlike Mars, whom Woden much nearer resem
November 21. bles than he does Mercury.
ExecutION OF A JEW. 4. Woden was a valiant prince among the Saxons; his image was prayed to for
21st November, 1821.-Among certain victory over their enemies, which, if they Jew, named Cabelia. He ascended the
malefactors excuted at Newgate was 2 obtained, they usually sacrificed the soners taken in battle to him. Our Wed platform attended by a reader of the nesday is derived from him, anciently synagogue and a friend of his own perWodensday. The northern histories make
suasion, who sat up with him throughout him the father of Thor, and Friga to be According to another usage with the
the night, according to the Jewish custom. his wife. 5. Thor was placed in a large hall,
Hebrews condemned to death, he received sitting on a bed, canopied over, with a
a fine linen cap from his friends. He crown of gold on his head, and twelve
was attended by Jews upon the scaffold: stars over it, holding a sceptre in his right language, which is used only on such
a hymn was read to him in the Hebrew hand; to him was attributed the power over both heaven and earth, and that, as
occasions. The sheriff gave particular he was pleased or displeased, he could
directions that his body, not even his toes. send thunder, tempests, plagues, &c., or
should be touched sby the executioner or fair seasonable weather, and cause fertility. Sheriff received the thanks of the crimi
his attendants, for which attention the From him our Thursday derives its name. anciently Thorsday; among the Romans,
nal's friends. After the execution, Cadies Jovis, as this idol may be substituted
belia was taken down first by the Jews, for Jupiter.
who had attended him, and immediately 6. Friga; this idol represented both carried away by them in a hearse. It is sexes, holding a drawn sword in the right the custom of the Jews to strip and wash hand, and a bow in the left, denoting that
of the criminal, previous to women as well as men should fight in interment; after which the body is time of need : she was generally taken for wrapped in a linen sheet and deposited in a goddess, and was reputed the giver of the coffin ; and every article of wearing peace and plenty, and causer of love and apparel in which he suffered is deposited amity. Her day of worship was called with him: the ropes and cords which by the Saxons, Frigedaeg, now Friday, pinioned his arms are placed in the grave dies Veneris; but the habit and weapons
under the coffin. According to Hebrew of this figure have a resemblance of Diana pleted before the going down of the sus.
ceremony the interment must be comrather than Venus.
7. Seater, or Crodo, stood on the prickly back of a perch: he was thin visaged,
About the same time there was an erand long haired, with a long beard, bare- ecution in Aberdeen of an unhappy headed and barefooted, carrying a pail of culprit, who had his shroud put on before water in his right hand, wherein are fruit his arms were pinioned, and in that state and flowers, and holding up a wheel in
he was taken out to the place of suffering. his left, and his coat tied with a long girdle; his standing on the sharp fins of
CHINESE OATH. this fish signified to the Saxons, that by At the Thames public office, a few worshipping him they should pass through years ago, two Chinese sailors were exall dangers unhurt; by his girdle flying both ways was shown the Saxons' free
Gents. Mag. Nov. 1748.
amined on a charge of assaulting another But if we stedfast look Chinese sailor. The complainant was
We shall discern examined according to the customs of his
In it, as in some holy book, country; a Chinese saucer being given
How man may heavenly knowledge learn. to him, and another to the interpreter,
It tells the conqueror, they both advanced towards the window,
That far-stretched power, directed their eyes to heaven, and re
Which his proud dangers traffic for, peated in their own tongue the following is but the triumph of an hour. words :-" In the face of God I break
That from the farthest North, if it comes together again Yet undiscovered issue forth,
Some nation may Chipa man has told a lie, and expects And o'er his new got conquest sway. not to live five days; if it remains asunder China man has told the truth, and
Some nation yet shut in
With hills of ice escapes the vengeance of the Almighty." They then smashed the saucers in pieces till they shall equal him in vice.
May be let out to scourge his sin, on the floor, and returned to their places
And then they likewise shall to be examined.
Their ruin have ;
And every kingdom hath a grave.
For they have watched since first
The world had birth :
And nothing permanent on earth.
Habington. Sun rises
November 22.-Day breaks. 5 44
7 45 sets
4 15 November 22.
Twilight ends 6 16 220 November, 1824, a dreadful storm raged along the Western coast of Eng
November 23. land. Huge waves battered down seawalls and iron-bound piers, and the FESTIVAL OF ST. CLEMENT. ocean engulfed numberless ships and
Hatters have a tradition that while St. sailors, with an immense amount of pro- Clement was fleeing from his persecutors perty.
his feet became blistered, and to afford
him relief he was compelled to put wool NIGHT.
between his sandals and the soles of his feet.
On continuing his journey, the When I survey the bright
wool, by the perspiration, motion, and Celestial sphere :
pressure of the feet, assumed a uniformly So rich with jewels hung, that night
compact substance, which has since been Doth like an Ethiop bride appear :
denominated felt. When he afterwards My soul her wing doth spread,
settled at Rome, it is said, he improved And heaven-ward flies, The Almighty's mysteries to read
the discovery; and from this circumIn the large volume of the skies.
stance has been dated the origin of felting.
Hatters in Ireland, and other Catholic For the bright firmament
countries, still hold their festival on St. Shoots forth no flame
Hats are first mentioned in History at No unregarded star
the time when Charles VII. made his Contracts its light
triumphant entry into Rouen, in the year Into so small a character,
1449. In F. Daniel's account of that Removed far from our human sigh
splendid pageant, he says, that the prince
astonished the whole city by appearing in fun from all. The rules as to the legal a hat lined with red silk, and surmounted measure of abuse which you may give a by a plume of feathers; from this period person may exemplify. To say to a man, their general use is dated, and hencefor- * You enchanted my bull,” Sid. 424, to ward they gradually took place of the say, “Thou art a witch," or that a person chaperoons and hoods, that had been worn “ bewitched my husband to death," Cro. before. In process of time, from the Eliz. 312, is clearly actionable. Quare, laity, the clergy also took this part of the Whether it be not also actionable to say habit; but it was looked upon as a great to or of a young lady, “You enchanted abuse, and several regulations were pub- me," or "'She enchanted me," or, as the lished, forbidding any priest or religious case may be, “She enchanted my brother, person to appear abroad in a hat without my dog," &c., or “She's a bewitching coronets, and enjoining them to keep to creature, or to put the exact point, “ She's the use of chaperoons made of black quite bewitched poor Tom.' cloth with deceni coronets; if they were
On the other hand, you may say if you poor, they were at least to have coronets please of another, " That he is a great fastened to their hats, and this upon rogue, and deserves to be hanged as well penalty of suspension and excommunica- as G who was hanged at Newgate ;" tion. Indeed, the use of hats is said to because this is a mere expression of opihave been of a longer standing among nion; and perhaps you might think that G. the ecclesiastics of Brittany by two hun- did not deserve hanging.–T. Jones, 157. dred years, and especially among the So also you may say of any Mr. Smith
, canons; but these were no other than a that you know, “Mr. Smith struck his kind of cap, from which arose the square cook on the head with a cleaver, and caps worn in colleges and public schools. cleaved his head; the one lay on the one Labinian observes, that a bishop of Dol side, and the other on the other;" because in the 12th century, zealous for good it is only to be inferred that thereby the order, allowed the canons alone to wear cook of Mr. Smith died, and this in the such hats, enjoining, that if any other reported case was not averred, Cro. Jac. person came with them to church, divine 18 A fortiori, you may say, " Mr. service should be immediately suspended. Smith threw his wife into the Thames,
It appears that the art of manufactur- and she never came up again;" or "Mr. ing felt hats was known in Spain and Smith cut off Tom's head, and walked Holland, previous to its introduction into with it to Worcester;" because this is all England, in the beginning of the reign of inference; and his cook, wife, or Tom, as Henry VIII. ; and in the second year of the case may be, for all that the Court the reign of James I. the felt-makers of knows, may be still alive. London became a corporation, with a Wills and testaments are a great source grant of many privileges.
of fun. There is a case in 6 l'esey, p. Felting is the union of animal hair 194, Townley v. Bedwell, in which the with wool in such a manner as to produce Lord Chancellor (Eldon) held that the a firm compact substance.
trust of real and personal estate by will, The manufacture of hats, as an article for the purpose of establishing a Bolanical of commerce, prevailed greatly in France, Garden, was void, for a rather singular and exports were made to England, reason, as it appears in the report, viz Spain, Italy, and Germany; but England because the testator expressed that he has ultimately become the grand mart for trusted it would be a public beneft!" hats. *
The Solicitor-General (Sir William Grant)
and Mr. Romilly compared it to the case Law PLEASANTRIES.
of a gift of a piece of land for the purI am a joker by birth, and look upon
pose of erecting monuments of the naval every thing in the world as capable of cellor said in that case the heir might fall
victories of this country. The Lord Chanaffording fun. The Law Reports, if them down, and in this he might destroy rightly understood, are, in fact, mere supplements to Joe Miller. I do not care
the garden; but his Lordship thought
, what they are, ancient or modern, Coke upon the expression of the testator
“he trusted it would be a public benefic." or Vesey, Law or equity, you may extract
he might venture to declare it void! The
reason was, of course, that it was within The Hal-maker's Manual, 1829, 18mo. the statutes of mortmain.