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and wiseit, as well as noblest, of her sex, (the do:chess of Beck. ingham, who I have heard had a very great regard for her,) that The had made a right judgement of her, and bestowed her love on one who deserved it.-Such a death, at the end of a virtuoos life, would make one see what is deareit and nearest to us expire, not only without uneasiness, but with pleasure, were hunjao nature capable of acting by reason at such a time, without par. fion : but the most exalted of mankind partake of the dying pains of chofe that nature and affection have made dear to them, and even feel agonies which the dying are sometimes, by special favour, exempted from, as I really think she was.
I shall conclude this account with a reflection I made at the time : that it was well worth my while to have taken so long a voyage ; though I was immediately to return home again, and reap no other benefit from it than the seeing what passed in the last hours of Mrs. Morice. I am, dear brother, your's most a fectionately,
To the PRI N T E R.
wards stopping the terrible distemper which lately raged amongst the horned cattle, being sent to me by a gentleman of unquestionable veracity, I thought it highly necessary to lay then before the public.
J. B. “ A Farmer having lost five very fine cows by the diftemper, a fixth had been ill four days, when it came into his head to try what the bark would do, supposing he must lose that cow allo: he gave her in the evening one ounce of Jesuit's bark, in a proper quantity of warm water, to make it go down. The next morning he found her wonderfully revived, and the evening following he gave her half a pint of red wine : two days after he gave her half an ounce more of bark in the same manner, and half a pint of red wine the evening following, with which she quite recovered. At the same time a young bull of his was taken ill : he gave that half an ounce only, and the wine as above. They both recovered, and are perfectly well at this time. It is fix weeks since they were cured: I have seen them feeding, and had this from the farmer himself.
“ Another farmer, with whom I am acquainted, has recovered a cow by the use of bark, administered in mint and cinnamon water ; and a bird, having lost a cow about a month unce, ordered the remainder to be blooded, and to have half an ounce of bark in mint and cinnamon water, by way of prevention, and they all continue in perfect health,
A CRUST for the JOKER S.
1 I am far from always liking a joker. ** “ Is not this somewhat like loving the treason, and hating
the traitor." 22 By no means; the man who now and then entertains the 1 company with a jelt, is as different from a common joker, as a
good free-hearted girl is from a common prostitute.
“ That is a bold assertion." 2 No bolder than it is true. But now to illustrate the position : 1. There are various forts of profesed jokers to mention three of
Sthe principal, however, will serve our purpose. ** I shall begin with the wholesale joker, who endeavours to turn 2. almost every thing, however serious in its nature, into laughter;
lies in wait for opportunities to say good things, teils funny stories, i: in which he stretches the strings of probability ; and though he
means no harm, and perhaps seldom means any thing, would, - rather than lose his joke, risk the loss of his friend. This, I
take it, is no very respectable character. *** The next rank is the retail joker, who deals out jelts as the
- gentry in Monmouth street do clothes; tells old stories, which c he vouches to be new ones, having himself been prelent, (as he
himself says) when the jokes he mentions took place. - This is an engrosfer of conversation, a waster of time. An echo twenty times repeated in the ears of a man whole head aches, is not more tiresome than such a fellow.
But there is a third fort, whom I term the mischievous joker. One of the most innocent of these is generally enough to make a company unhappy, by making up some lie or other, which, if believed, must be productive of painful sensations, and then laughing at the credulous hearers (as being taken in) for having had too good an opinion of his veracity. Another set of these risible gentlefolks cloak their affronts under the name of jokes, and while they pretend to raillery (the true spirit of, which they do not or will not understand) sport with the characters alike of the present or absent, tell disagreeable truths, with which they have no business, and frequently frame lies, calculated to expole people to contempt, and when the matter comes to an eclaircissement, nobody must be angry, for the party was but in joke.--I remember seeing one of theie facetious gentlemen brought rather into a disagreeable fituation by the exercise of his talent where it was not relished. He had very dexterously delivered the filter of an officer (a widow lady) that had been ill of a dropsy, of twins, and had said many good things upon the occasion. He embellished his discourse with many jests upon big bellies and
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red coats, and had nearly finished when the officer in coetiion (who was unknown to him) entered the room. He seemed highly pleased with his conversation, and (winking to the cose pany) defired him to repeat many of the good things he had faid, after which he declared himself her brother, and rer cooly begged to be excused for spoiling a good fory, by enga ring into the truth of it; but this he said he must be informed of. The wit immediately recanted every syllable, and declared he was only in jeft; but the military man protefted he did not like such jests, nor would he excufe them. Apologies were of. fered, but not accepted, and the joker got a good drubbing in return for his wit and ingenuity, which made him cat fome very clever capers, to the great entertainment of the company.- il any one pretend to deny that he had his reward ?
Now as this species of beings are at the very head of the genus of modern jokers, can any wife or reasonable men be par. dal to persons of such a description ?
Answer, by Tasso, of Brifol, to Phile Matbes's Question,
inserted May 5. PUT x for the least number ; then by an algebraic perete
cess (100 copious for the Entertainer) x is found = 232792560n – 4, which is the general value; and poting n=l, we have x=232792556, for the lealt number itu will answer the conditions of the question,
Answer, by M. Nifworthy, of Plymoutb-Dock, to T. Cox
' worthy's uestion, inserted May 12. ET x and y be the two required numbers; then will 1 x+y=fum, and x-y=difference. Now, by the çuction x+y=48–49..=5y+y, and xy=248-241 ..x=217–24-y. Hence 5y =y=249 +2:-y.. 9.6 and x=16.
*** We have received the like anlver from Taffo, of 1 Bristol,
Answer, by Tajo, of Bristol, to John Quant's Queri, inserted
...' .': September 15. CHLOE'š brisk and debonair,
And her face divinely fair, · But her vows as light as AIR. . 116|| We have received the like answer from J. S. Shepton Mallet; and J. Drew, of Tywardreth.
Answer, by Tasso, of Bristol, to J.W-k-s's enigmatical Lift of
Pbilosophers and Mathematicians, inserted May 19.
Answer, by W. Weftcott'; of Clif St. George, to Thomas Renneli's enigmatical Lift of Towns in Devonshire, inserted Angujt 25. 1. Ashburton.
5. Plymouth, 2. Kingsbridge.
6. Crediton. 3. Bideford. i 7. Topfham. 4. Dodbrook. i 8. Modbory.
Iti We have received the like answer from Tasso, of Briftol; J. Quant, of Hinton St. George ; E. Hathway, of Pensford; Sobrius and Junius, of Chedzoy; J. S. of Shepron-Mallet; G. Bulgen, of Caftle-Cary; and John Higgins, of Anburton.
Answer, by J. Sa of Shepton-Mallet, to Tafo's Anagram, inserted
TRANSPOSE a SPRAT, and then you'li see,
3 B 2 od
And if 'tis right transpos'd again,
And then transposed, SPORT 'twill show. * ||* We have received the like answer from G. Bolgen, of Caitle-Cary; and Junius, of Chedzoy.
Answer, by 7. S. of Shepton-Mallet, to Agathos Pais's Rede,
inserted Marcb 17.
A RCH is the term you mean by bow,
And by esteem REGARD;
When join'd, the town is CHARD.
Anjwer, by F. S. of Shepton-Mallet, 10 R. Rowe's Rebus, injected
And was by Theseus of his life bereft.
Itt We have received the like answer from Tasso, of Bristol ; Sobrius of Chedzoy; J. Quant, of Hinton St. George; G.M. of Compton; and G. Bulgen of Castle-Cary.
Answer, by Tafo, of Bristol, to J. S.'s Rebus, inferied Sept.
A Pot is the vessel, the vowel's an a,
Pray, say have I hit it, or no.