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A. N N U A L - B I L L. A GENERAL LIST of the DISEASES and CASUALTIES;
from December 9, 1781, to December 19, 1782.
ABORTIVE and ftillborn, - 556
water in the head
Lunatic * Vol. I. 2o
Measles . . . .
Christened in the 97 parishes within the walls, 999. Buried, 1333..
Christened in the 17 parishes without the walls, 4847. Buried, 3822.
Chriftened in the 23 out-parishes in Middlesex and Surry, 7242. Buried, 8330.
Chriftened in che 10 parishes in the city and liberties of Westminfter, 4013. Buried, 4434.
Whereof have died
1479 1816 2164 1777 1515 970 425
Decreased in the burials this year 2791. .
A QUESTION, by the Reverend Mr. J. Morgan, of Eglos
kerry, Cornwali. T Desire to know at what time the bright star called Aldebaran
was due fouch on the 11th of December last, old Ayle.
A QUESTION, by Agathos Pais, of Taunton. A Farmer near Taunton has 1000 bushels of barley, for A which he expects 45. 3d. per bushel, but consents to take it all out in malt, allowing 3d. per bushel for making, is. 6d. per bushel daty, and his proportion of iool. per annum, the maltiters neat profit upon 5 500 bushels. The increase is ftipula. ted at four busheis and half upon a score* in favour of the farmer. How many bushels of malt (and at what per bushel) must he receive in barter for his barley under che agreement as above stated ?
* Taunton malısters have the art of gaining five bushels upon a score when the barley is good. In this case the odd half bushel is an additional profit to the root. per annum, exclusive of is. 6d. duty. Three-pence per bu!hel making is very sufficient to pay the house rent, fire, grinding, and wear and tear of all forts, it amounting in the whole to 681. 155. the said 5500 bushels being a noderate seven months labour for one man.
À QUERY, by J. R.
W y of Briffol. 7HAT is that which never wroogs us, and what we fre
quently attempt, though in vain, to deceive ?
CITIES in ENGLAND enigmatically expressed, by Trophonius,
of Cullumpion.. i 1. THREE-FOURTHS of to connive, four-fifths of an in
I genious game, a consonant, and part of a mistake. 2. A negative particle, and part of a candle, changing a letter.
3. Three-sevenths of lasting, and part of the body.
5. Three-fourths of a dock, a vowel, a number omitting a letter, and a consonant.
6. Three sevenths of an oily medicine, three-fifths of a young horse, and a consonant. 7: Four-fifens of part of the body, and half of dread.
A REBUS, by J. S. of Shepton-Mallet.
VV What, without doubt, we all have been ;
TH'initials, if they're right fet down,
There's near unto'o a burning well,. . Which is described thus, after naming the town : * Near this town there is a burning well, which, by putting a lighted candle to the water, will flame like brandy. The flame io calm weather will last a whole day, by the heat whereof they can boil meat; but the water taken out of the well is cold. 7
Ar ENIGMA, by J. Hodge, of Wells.
I had not then my-birth : .
A dweller on the earth.
Nor yet to any known; ..
And is too often hewn.
Nay, more—I have a foul like you ; .
Which must forever dwell."