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Parker, J., Parker, G., Parker, I. L., and
T. Roberts, Birchin-lane, merchants.
lane, Charing-cross, cabinet-makers. Roper, A. Gosport. Southampton, brewer. Righton, J., Chapel-en-le Frith, Derby,
Thurbon, J., March, Isle of Ely, drap.
North America, merchant.
AGRICULTURAL REPORT. Since the date of our last Report, the weather has continued mild and open, to a degree unexampled in the memory of the oldest persons : up to the middle of last month the season, in consequence of the continued rains, had been peculiarly uufavourable for the usual winter operations of a farm; not a hoof could be stirred upon the land, and great difficulty was found in folding and carting off turnips for the grazing stock; indeed the former operation was for some time rendereid totally impracticable upon wet soils.
The Wheats in general appear to plant tolerably well, except upon poor cold clays, where sown late, and with thin shrivelled seed, of which a great part will never make its appearance above ground: upon light anil mixed soil lands they have been a good deal washed by the heavy rains, which will probably occasion them to rootfall ; on the contrary, upon peaty alluvial soils the rain has proved beneficial, rendering them more firm.
- Winter Barley and Tares look well, and the appearance of the Cole or Rape at present promises fairly.
The Fiorin (Agrostis Stolonifera) grounds have produced a more than usual weight of winter feed. It cannot but be regretted that notwithstanding the meritorious exertions of the late Dr. Richardson, so little is known by the English farmer of this admirable vegetable production; as green food for horses and cattle at this season of the year its advantages are incalculable.
The Grain market throughout the month bas everywhere continued excessively dull, for although somewhat higher prices have been obtained in Mark-lane, for prime samples both of wheat and barley, there is yet po life in the trade, and indeed it is with difficulty that the inferior corns can be disposed of at any price, however ruinously low. The market for fat, as well as every other description of cattle, partakes of the general depression; and the situation of the breeder aud grazier is scarcely less deplorable than that of the corn-grower. For Prices, &c. we refer to our " London Markets."
February, 22, 1922.
The highest price of the best wheaten bread, throughout the metropolis is stated by the principal bakers to be tenpence-farthing the quartern loaf.
Peck loaf, to weigh 17 ib. 6 oz. | Quartern loaf, to weigh Alb. 5 oz.
Half-quartern ditto, 2 21 RETURN PRICE OF GRAIN, ON BOARD SHIP, AS UNDER. Essex red wh.jew 328. a 42s. Fine
228. a 24s. Old...
308.a32s. Fine 44 a 53 Superfine
17 a 23 Old .. 55 a 60 Malt 50 a 55 Fine Old
22 a 23 White New 35 a 42 Fine
56 a 60 Feed Oats
13 Fine 52 a 56 Hog Pease New 22 a 23 Fine
17 a 18 Superfine 56 a 58 Maple.... 23 a 24 Poland ditto 15 a 18 Old.. 65 a 70 White New 26 a 28 Fine
20 a 22 Rye.. 20 a 24 Boilers
28 a 30 Potato ditto 23 Barley 18 a 20 Small Beans New 24 a 27 Fine
25 a 26 AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN PER QUAR., AND OATMEAL PER BOLL,
Wheat Rye Barley Oats Beans Pease
15 11 22 5 24 4
PRICE OF SEEDS, &c. There has been an increasing demand for good new English Red Clover seed, and such quality may be quoted full 2s. per quarter dearer than in our last, but inferior samples, and Foreign Red, do not sell any better.-White Dutch comes plentiful to hand, and is 48. to 58. per quarter lower again. Fine Trefoil is in request, but there is very little sale for any other descriptions, except npon reduced terms.-Rape Seed is still an advancing article.-Linseed keeps steady-Sainfoin is rather cheaper.Good Rye Grass freely supports its late prices. Spring Tares command from 3s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per bushel, according to quality. Turnip........ per bushel 325. a Clover, fine new....per cwt, 56s. a 758. Mustard, brown 10 15 Foreigo, Red, ditto
26 42 white 8 10 6d. Fine New..
54 68 Winter Tares.. 26 30 Rib Grass
28 37 Rapeseed, per last ... £30
45 46 Linseed... per quarter 46s. a 48s. Carraway.
56 a 65 Very fine 52 54 Fine
67 Spring Tares 30s. 32 34 Coriander
108. 14 15 30 34 White
52 Rye Grass.. 14 24 Fine..
66 70 30 35 Trefoil
10 16 Canary 38 44 Fine
20 26 Clover, red...
per cwt. 28
PRICE OF FLOUR, &C.
per quarter 5 6 Essex and Suffolk, on
20 25 board ship
45 a 50
PRICES OF HAY AND STRAW.
a £4 0 Clover 3 10 4 10 Clover 3 10 a 4 10 | Clover 4
4 15 Straw 18 1 16 Straw 17 1 19 Straw 1
1 18 PRICE OF HOPS per cwt. Pockets.
Bags. Kent 56s, 80s, a 100s. Od. Kent..
508. 70s. a 95 od. Sussex 50 62 70 0 Sussex
63 Essex 56 75 90 0 Essex
54 70 84 Farnham, fine, £7. to £10.--Seconds £4. 10s. to £7.78.
Parsox Adams, when displaying his solitary half-guinea, which was the sanı total of his riches, disclaimed all motives of ostentation of wealth-in like manner, we, when enumerating the long list of our kind correspondents (although proud to acknowledge their favours) are not infuenced by ostentations motives, but merely desire to express our gratitude, for the "number numberless” of Sonnets, Odes, Lyrics, Pathetics, Avacreontics, Didactics, &c., from which we draw our monthly morceaus of melody.
Friar Bacon, we are afraid, wishes to gammon ns ; we will, however, accede to his proposal, and, when he forwards us the documents, proceed to business in his case.
We wish our Constant Reader, of St. John's, Oxford, would become one of our constant writers, as we altogether patronise his productions. He will perceive we have published his article anonymously, pursuant to his request.
We thank Quyllyam M'Quyilyam, Esq., for his invite ; and, should the rheumatism permit (which, despite Mabomed's champooing, and “ Dick's Sulphur Baths,” is perpetually reminding us that we are mortal), we will endeavour to reach Douglas, and partake of his “ gennine."
ogudegussalos appears blind to his own faults, however keen-sighted in other respects. We would recommend him to hasten to Dollond's, and, with spectacle on nose, com. mence a literary and scientific tour in search of-CHARITY.
We thank our friend, Fautor musarum humilis; but, however, delighted the Muse may be with his favours, we must decline inserting his lines, some of which equal main-top-how-lines. We will favour the public with a specimen;
With trembling steps he strives to gain th'ascent
That leads him io the lone sequester'd spot,
To form and perfect his hellish plot,
Struck him-sent bim- to eternal night!
We hope that Salopiensis will not entirely bury bimself in the “Castle of Indolence ;" but continue to oblige us with his lucubrations. If he could be drawn from his solitude to join the monthly meetings of our contributors, we think the “ vis inertiæ" would yield to the “ vis vini,” and he would be disinclined for his " recluse" mode of life, and think no more
Somno et inertibus horis,
Ducere solicitæ jucunda oblivia vitæ. C.R. Trinity College, Cambridge, has arrived; we thank him sincerely for his contributions ; part of which we have inserted.
C. V. was too late for No. 4.
We wish our poetical friend from Kilmacduagh, would not spur Pegasus to his full speed, but
And digit now,
His sweaty wizen'd hide, as Rob Burns has it.
We rejoice that I finds us so interesting, and that the book societies in Norfolk, where he has introduced us through his interest, continue to be so delighted with us ; we mean to reflect upon the Leading Whig of that noble county shortly.
We lament that our “ auncient,” H. A.W., of Jesus College, Cambridge, should be so entirely devoted to " milk punch," as to spurn the pure rills of Castaly.
The circumstance alluded to by our kind friend, of King's College, is sincerely regretted; we are obliged, however, for his good wishes.
We wish B. of that iik, the author of “ Cambridge Besieged,” would forward us an article in his peculiarly amusing and instructive style.
We beg to acknowledge the receipt of the letter in reply to An Englishuoman, which we have perused, as we must every thing coming from such a pen, with admiration for its beauty, and respect for its writer. We felt, at first, an inclination to insert it; but, after more mature consideration, we were convinced that the inconveniences arising from the introduction of religious controversy, were too great to warrant our doing so.
We have received a great variety of communications, which we are anxious to notice, but know not how. Some of these are signed with real names; some have no signature at all. We shall feel greatly obliged if each of our contributors will adopt some mark, or motto, by which we may distinguish his papers.