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twenty-four hours among them in such a manner, that| The Smithfield Club was a very coarse and beefisb the club sat day and night from one end of the year fraternity: The object of the members of this club, to another ; no party persuming to rise till they were and which had noðlemen in the society, was to prorelieved by those who were in course to relieve them. duce a beef-steak of two yards long, and a foot's By this means the Everlasting Club never wanted width of fat encircling it, at Christmas ; and by means company; for though a member was not on duty of oil-cakes and other extraneous and superfine modes himself, he was sure to find some who were ; so that of feeding oxen and sheep, to render the said cattle if he was disposed to take a whet or lunch, an even- as near the elephant standard as possible, insomucha ing's draught, or a bottle after midnight, he went to that they were brought to the club in carriages, the the club, and found a knot of friends to bis mind. It only ride they had in their lives, like the maletacions was a maxim in this club, that the steward never of old to Tyburn. dies; for, as they succeed one another by way of ro The Four-in-hand Club was at first established tation, no man was to quit the great elbow-chair by certain young noblemen and gentlemen of more which stands at the upper end of the table till his cash than consequence. To ape the coachman was the successor is in reality able to fill it; insomuch that acme of their delight : they therefore squared their there has not been a sede vacante in the memory of elbows, had a front tooth extracted to spit secunda man. This club was instituted about the time of the artem, and dressed themselves with coats and dollarcivil wars, and lasted till the great fire, which burnt sized buttons, and sixteen strings to their knees. Tous them out and dispersed them for several weeks. The equipped and accomplished, they inet in cavalcade, steward at that time maintained his post till he had and the string of noble Jehus performed their journiss like to have been blown up with a neighbouring to Salt Hill and Bedfont, and all the way back again. house, (which was demolished in order to stop the It is needless to say that the horses were fine ones. fire,) and would not leave the chair at last, till be that the carriages were elegant, and that the vehicle had emptied all the bottles upon the table, and re- being empty, was of a piece with the drivers cí the ceived repeated orders from the club to withdraw Four-in-hand Club. himself. This steward was frequently talked of in
CONSOLATION FOR MAXACEPS the club, and looked upon as a far greater man than
Handel's early oratorios were but thinly attended the famous captain, mentioned by Lord Clarendor., who was burnt in his ship because he would not quit it That great composer would himself, however, ollen without orders. It is said that towards the close of joke upon the emptiness of the house, whicb, he cand.
* would make de moosic sound all de petter." 1700, being the great year of jubilee, the club had it under consideration whether they should break up or continue their session ; but, after many speeches and The phrase of wooden-heads is no longer paradusia debates, it was at length agreed to sit out the other cal ; some people fit up wooden studies, cabinetcentury: --It appears by their books in general, that makers become book-makers, and a man was show since their first institution, they have smoked fifty parade of much reading, by only the assistance oi a tons of tobacco, drank thirty thousand butts of ale, timber-merchant : a student in the Temple may be one thousand pipes of red port, two hundred barrels furnished with a collection of law books cut from a of brandy, and one kilderkin of small beer ; also a whipping post ; Physical Dictionaries may be bad in great consumption of cards. A fire was constantly Jesuits'- burk; a Treatise upon Duels in sonca-eesta kept up to light their pipes. They had an old woman, the History of Opposition in worm-wood : Sbakspeare's in the nature of a vesial, whose business it was to Works in cedar, his Commentators in rottes-kode cherish and perpetuate the fire from generation to the Reviewers in birck, and the History of Englaal generation. - Spectator,
in heart of oak.
STRARLING versus STILES.
are the substantial part, or thing bequeathed : black Two gentlemen were at a coffee-house, when the and white, the formal or descriptive part. discourse falling upou Sir Joshua Reynolds's painting,
Horse, in a physical sense, doth import a certain one of them said, that his tints were admirable, but quadruped or four-footed animal, which, by the apt the colours flew. Sir Joshua, who was in the next venient parts, is adapted, fitted, and constituted for
and regular disposition of certain proper and constall, took up his hat, and accosted them thus, with a low bow : "Gentlemen, I return you many thanks the use and need of man. Yea, so necessary and
conducive was this animal conceived to be to the befor bringing me off with flying colours."
hoof of the commonweal, that sundry and divers acts of parliament have, from time to time, been made in
favour of horses. Those who are of the law, and have not perused this 1 Edw. IV. makes the transporting of horses out cause, will find it eminently useful as a precedent; of the kingdom no less a penalty than the forfeiture of and old gentlemen about to make their wills, will see 401. the necessity of being as explicit as possible, particularly ia the colour of the horses they have to be fit of their clergy.
2 & 3 Edw. VI. takes from horse-stealers the benequeatb.
And the statutes of 27 & 32 Hen. VIII. condescends Le Report del Case argué en le Common Banke so far as to take care of their very breed; these, ou! devant tout les Justices de mêmes le Banke, en wise ancestors, prudently foreseeing, that they could le quart an du Raygne de Roy Jacques, entre not better take care of their own posterity, than by Matthew Stradling, Plant., et Peter Styles, also taking care of that of their horses. Def., et un Action propter certos Equos colora
And of so great esteem are horses in the eye of the tos, Anglicè, Pen Horses, post. per le dit common law, that when a knight of the bath commitMatthew, vers le dit Peter,
ed any great and enormous crime, his punishment was Le Recitel del Case.—Sir John Swale, of Swale to have his spurs chopped off with a cleaver, “ being Hall, in Swale Dale, fast by the River Swale, Knt., (as Master Bracton well observeth) unworthy to ride made his last will and testament; in which, among a horse." other bequests, was this, viz. “Out of the kind love Littleton, sec. 315, saith, “If tenants in common and respect that I bear unto my much honoured and make a lease, reserving for rent a horse, they good friend Mr. Matthew Stradling, gent., I do be- shall have but one assize ; because, saith the book, queath unto the said Matthew Stradling, gent. all the law will not suffer a horse to be severed: another my black and while horses.” The testator had six argument of what high estimation the law maketh of black horses, six white horses, and six pied horses. a borse."
Le Point.-The debate therefore was, whether or But as the great difference seemeth not to be so do the said Matthew Stradling should have the said much touching the substantial part, horses ; let us pied horses by virtue of the said bequest.
proceed to the formal or descriptive part, viz. what Porci te Plaint. — Atkins, apprentice pour le horses they are that come within this bequest. plaintiffe, moy semble que le plaintiffe recovera. Colours are commonly of various kinds and dif
And first of all it seemeth expedient to consider ferent sorts : of which white and black are the two what is the nature of horses, and also what is the extremes, and consequently comprehend within them fiature of colours; and so the argument will con- all other colours whatsoever. joquently divide itself in a two-fold way ; that is to By a bequest, therefore, of black and white horses, say, the formal part and the substantial part, Horses/ grey or pied horses may well pass ; for when two
extremes, or remotest ends, of any thing devised, the A pied horse is not a white borse, neither is a pied law, by common intendment, will intend whatsoever hørse a black horse ; how then can pied horses come is contained between them to be devised too. under the words of black and white horses !
But the present case is still stronger; coming not Besides, where custom hath adapted a certain only within the intendment, but also the very letter determinate name to any one thing, in all devises, of the words.
seofiments and grants, that certain name shall be By the word black, all the horses that are black made use of, and no uncertain cireumlocutory deare devised ; by the word white, are devised those scriptions shall be allowed; for certainty is the farber that are white; and by the same words, with the of right, and the mother of justice. conjunction copulative "and" between them, the Le rest del argument je no pouvois oyer, car jeo fui horses that are black and white, that is to say, pied, disturb en mon place. are devised also.
Le Court fuit longement en doubt de c'est matter; Whatever is black and white, is pied; and what. et apres grand deliberation eu, ever is pied, is black and white; ergo, black and Judgment fuit donné pour le Pl. disi causa. white is pied ; and vice versa, pied is black and Motion in afrest of judgment; that the pied white.
horses were mares; and thereupon an inspection was If therefore black and white horses are devised, prayed. pied horses shall pass by such devise; but black and Et sur ceo le court advisare vult. whiie horses are devised; ergo the plaintiif shall The above case with its law, French and Latia have the pied horses.
decorations, as evidently unlike the modern Freech, Pour le Defend.—Catline, Serjeant, moy semble, as it was unlike English, was thus humorously te al contrary. The plaintiff shall not have the pied ported by Mr. Fortescue, afterwards a judge, and an horses by intendment; for if by the devise of black intimate friend of Pope and Swift ; and therefore inand white horses, not only black and white horses, serted in their “ Martinus Scriblerus." but horses of any colour between these two extremes,
VILLIAM vicks, may pass ; then not only pied and grey horses, but also red or bay horses should pass likewise, which
Or, Do us other people do. would be absurd, and against reason. And this is Von Villiam Vicks, as I've heard tell, another strong argument in law, Nihil quod est A wintner vas at Clerkenvell: rationem, est licitum ; for reason is the life of the His vife she vas a vixeu vile, law, nay the common law is nothing but reason; And oft poor Vill she rould rewile; which is to be understood of artificial perfection and For, ever vanting something new, reason gotten by long study, and not of man's natural She'd cry, “Dear Vüll, I vish as you reason ; for Nemo nascitur artisex, and legal rea Vou'd do as other people do ! son est summa ratio; and therefore, if all the reason
" There's neighbour Vite's, they keep a stay, that is dispersed into so many different heads, were
And vhen they vants to dash avay, united into one, he could not make such a law as
And vie with all the beaux and belles, the law of England ; because, by many suecessions
Avay they vhip to Hornsey Vells; of ages, it has been fixed and refixed by grave and
Then, since ve all vant something new, learned men; so that the old rule may be verified in
Dear Villiam Vicks, I vish as you it; Neminem oportet esse legibus sapientiorem.
Vou'd do as other people de poids As therefore pied horses do not come within the mtendment of the said bequest, so neither do they
"Vat now," says Vill, "val vant you dest" within the letter of the words,
"Vy Vill, I wow it makes me west
To think ve lives in dirt and filth!
CLERICAL CHASTISEMENT A country-horse would save my health ;
A clergyman once quarrelled with a country squire., And here's a spot with charming' woo!
who said, “ Doctor, your gown is your protection.” Dear Villiam Vicks, I vish as you
"It is so," replied the parson, " but it shall not be Vou'd do as other people do !
yours.” Ile then pulled it off, and thrashed the squire The house was bought-and Madam now soundly. Must have a coach and servants too;
HARMONY OF NATURE.
Horace Walpole, telling his nurseryman that he And ven poor Vill impatient grew,
would have his trees planted irregularly, he replied, “Dear Vill," says she, " you kne
“ Yes, sir, I understand; you would have them hung Must do as other people do ?”
down-somewhat poetical." But now Vill's cash run wery brief,
LACONIC REFUSAL. So Vill turo'd o'er another leaf;
Clifford, countess of Dorset, having been applied The maids dismissd--the house was sold to by her secretary to be allowed to recommend a perAnd coach and horses, too, we're told :
son to her for member for Appleby, wrote the follow" Lord, Vicks," she scream'd, "vat shall ve do ?” ing reply: " In troth," says Vicks, "you know that you "I have been bullied by an usurper, I have been Must do as other people do .'"
neglected by an usurper, I have been neglected by a Ma'am did not like this change of life,
court, but I won't be dictated to by a subject;-your So death whipp'ıl off
man sha'nt stand. Vicks's vife
poor And now reirieving his affairs,
“ Ann Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery." Most Christianlike his loss he bears ; Add vhen you ask him "How d’ye do!" Vill cries, “ Indeed, to tell you true,
Z. Y. owes me a bill. I send it in, we shall
suppose, the 1st of July. Now mark the excuses in I do as other people do 1”.
July 1.--"Oh! this is Mr. Mercer's bill-Call
again any day next week.” Hugh Peters, the Jesuit, was preaching at the July 9.-" Not at home."-"When will he be at chapel royal upon these words : Hast thou not poured home?"_" Any time to-morrow.". ne out as milk and curdled me like cheese? Job x. 10. July 10.-" Has a gentleman with him," wait an when in the height of his discourse the news came hour—“ Oh! ah! this is the bill-ay-hum-look that king William was landed, and the congregation in on Monday.” in consequence left him. On which he said he would
Monday.--"Not at home, gone to 'Change." conclude the discourse, “ Come life, come death, Thursday.-" Leave the bill, and I will look it come William, come the devil !"
20.-" There seems to be a mistake in the bill; I
never had this article-take it back to your master, Garrick told Cibber, " That his pieces were the and tell him to examine his books." best ventilators to his theatre at Drury-lane; for as 24.-" Just gone out." soon as any of them were played, the audience di 29.--" I am busy now; tell your master I'll call rectly left the house."
on him as I go into the city
GRIEVANCES OF A CREDITOR.
August 16.-"Bless me! I quite forgot to call. So he limp'd to the door without saying his prayers; The bill is not discharged-bring me a receipt any But Old Nick was too deep to be nick'd of his prey, time to-morrow or next day."
For the knave broke his Deck by a tumble down 17.—"Gone to Margate, and wo'nt be home till stairs, next month,"
And thus ran to the Devil by running away. Sept. 12.—“What! did I not pay that bill before
HIBERNICISM. I went out of town? Are you going farther ?"
I will be ruined, said a Dublin trader to his “Yes.”—“Very well; call as you come back, and I'll settle it.” --Calls, and he is gone to dinner at Clap- English friend.,, *1 am sorry for it," said the other ; ham,
“ but if you will be ruined, you know no one else can
prevent it.” 16.—“Plague of this bill! I don't believe I have as much cash in the house-Can you give me change
AMERICAN STAGE COACH DIALOGIE. for a £100 note ?"_"No."-" Then call in, as you Q. Where are you going, middle on ?-A. Yes. pass, to-morrow.
Q. Do you keep at Boston.-A. No. 18.-" Not at home."
Q. Where do you keep ?-A. Fairfield. 25.—"Appoint a day! Damme what does your Q. Have you been a lengthy time in Boston! eh, master mean? Tell him I'll call upon him, and say ?-A. Seven days. know what he means by such a message.'
'Q. Where did you sleep last night ?–a, October 14.4“What! no discount !"_"Sir, it street. has been due these two years."-" There's your Q. What number?-A. Seven. money then.”—“ These guineas are light.”-“Then Q. That is Thomas Adonis's house ?-A. No, it is you must call again; I have no loose cash in the my son's. house."
Q. What, have you a son ?-A. Yes, and daugbAnd here ends the payment of £9. 14s. 6d. with ters. three of the guineas light,
Q. What is your name ?-A.-William Henry
guess. A roguish old lawyer was planning new sin,
Q. Did she die slick right away!-A. No, dot by
any manner of means. As he lay on his bed in a fit of the gout, The mails and the daylight were just coming in,
Q. How long have you been married ?- A Teisty The milkmaids and rushlights were just going out:
years, I guess.
Q. What age were you when you were named! When a chimuey-sweep's boy, who had made a mis- A. I guess mighty near thirty-three. take.
Q. If you were young again, I guess you would Came flop down the fue with a clattering rush, marry earlier ?-A. No; I guess thirty-derce is a And bawl'd, as he gave his black muzzle a shake, mighty grand age
marrying. “My master's a coming to give you a brush."
Q. How old is your daughter?- A. Twenty Sve
Q. I guess she would like a husband i No, “If that be the case," said the cunning old elf, she is mighty careless about that. “There's no moment to lose—it is high time to flee; Q. She is not awful, (ugly,) I guess ?-A. So, I Ere he gives me a brush, I will brush off myself, guess she is not. If I wait for the Devil, the Devil take me!"
Q. she sick ?-A. Yes.
THE LAWYER AND THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER.