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Interesting restival at Ermouth, [July 1, Officers, sailors, and soldiers, with pleasure, may chance to be punished by hranсlies of ever-green oak, and colours catching nothing but gudgeons and dog-fish furled.

all the rest of their lives. Given at our Above an hundred shepherds and shep- palace in the caves of Ocean, during this hercesses in white, elegantly adorned with DCXLIX Olympiad. NEPTUNE. fiowers, blue and white ribbons, &c.; the Eari Marshal's Second Appointment. men bearing crooks, tire women rakes. Above three hundred children, uniform

Neptune, monarch of the ocean, &c. to

-, son of Mars. We, Neptune, mo. ly and elegantiy clothed in white, crowned with ever-green oak, and adorned with narch of the ocean, &c. having had good blue and white ribbons.

and long experience of your prowess, pru. When the procession was thus arranged, dence, and fidelity, do make choice, and and ready to move, Neptune, who had by these, nominate and appoint you, our

right trusty and well beloved cousin previously given the Earl Marshal a war

to be generalissimo of all our sons, and also Fant to assemble the people, presented of all your brothers in arms, sons of Mars, bim with another commission, constituting who may be present this day; when, bemg hiin generalissimo of all the sea and land well pleased with the glory acquired duforces who were come to witness the ce- ring the last four lustres by our beloved remonies; and when this last commis daughter Britannia, we purpose to confer sion had been read, by a herald, Mercu. on her our sovereign power; and in testiry issued a proclamation through a mony of onr ieality we have, with our own speaking trumpet; after which a song, hand, affixed our great seal of the ocean entitled " The New Rule Britannia," was

uuto these our commission and letters, mamost charmingly sung.-The conch then king them patents. Witness ourself, in the

caves of Ocean,during this DCXLIX Olym. sounded, and the procession marched.

piad.

NEPTUNE. The ceremonies after the march closed with a speech made by the Earl Mar

Mercury's Proclamation. shal. It was observed that alınost every This is to give notice, that I, Mercury, peasant wore an appropriate motto, and Messenger of the Heathen Divinities, have was dressed with a degree of elegance descended from Olympus to inform all seldom equalled, even in classic Italy. mortals whom it may concern, that at one Thus were the poetical descriptions of o'clock this day, will be disposed of, wholesale Arcadia realized; and peace celebrated and retail, old English hospitality sufficient

to feed four thousand people; sterling good by a pastoral drama, in which there were

humour sufficient to make mep all of one at least a thousand actors and actresses, mind; and loyalty sufficient to protect the all of whom performed as well as if they British throne till time shall be no more. had been trained to the stage!

A large stock of gratitude for the blessings Earl Jarshal's First Appointment.

of peace would likewise have been offered

to the public had they not possessed ample Neptune, monarch of the ocean, and all seas, rivers, Jakes, rivulets, springs, &c. &c. the sale will abound in mirth withont licen:

store of that already. It is hoped however &c. to

son of Nars. By virtue of this our royal warrant, passed in the year and a cargo of content sufficient to supply

tiousness, conviviality without drunkenness, of our reign 5761 ; We, Neptube, nionarch of the ocean, &c. as aforesaid, do consti- every person present. tute, appoint, and comniissicn, you, the Neptune's Thunks, by the Earl Marshal. said , son of Mars, to assemblé all,

Britous! I am directed by our sovereign or as many of our trusty and well-beloved lord and master, Neptune, the son of Sasous, and also as many of your brothers in turn and Ops, God of the Ocean, &c. to arms as may be so inclined, on the 19th in- inform you he is well pleased at having so stant; when, being well pleased with the numerous a company of attendants; and glory acquired during the last four lustres returns thanks to all his own sons, and likeby our beloved daughter Britancia, we wise to ail tile sons of Mars, and every varpose to confer on her onr sovereign other person belonging to the procession, power, and we hereby direct our herald, for their regularity and good order this Mercury, to enjoin you, the said -, day; at the same time most earnestly (conimander of the sons of Mars who may hoping that not one link of the chain which wiiness this august ceremony.) to be espe- now manacies Mars, may ever henceforth cially careful to keep order; that nothing be broken. The only method our sovemay impede our progress, from the time reign lord can devise of rewarding all prewe land tipón the Exmouth shore, to that sent is to entreat them to partake of old when we le-visit onr coral caves of Ocean. English fare, roast beef and plun pndrling, And further, be it known to all men, that with ale and cider, more delicious than the whoever disregards this our loyal will and celebrated nectar of the gods.

Neve

New « God save the King."

that is there predominant; but I had no God save great George, our king !

sooner taken up my residence in the Long live our noble king!

country, a corporate town, with a popu. God save the king !

lation of seven thousand, than I disco. While he, with conquest crown'd, vered my mistake. I found I had exPrais'd is by nations round,

changed independence for servility, lia Let Albion's isles rebound,

berality for bigotry, public spirit for sy“ Long live our king!”,

cophancy: I immediately began to conHe, who half Europe sway'd,

sider, is there not a cause, and soon disa By Britain's power is made

covered the root of the evil. Never, to Justly to moan;

iny recollection, having heard of a pua While Gallia's exil'd king,

litical body-corporate before, I was See George benignly bring,

amazed to find such a dreg of the feudal Shelter'd beneath his wing, Back to a ihrone.

systein the grand moving wheel of

public government in the country:-A And,mid the cannons' roar,

population of seven thousand domineered Echoes from shore to shore,

over and represented, or rather misre. “LET DISCORD CEASE!”

presenteri, by a sell-elected corporation To Europe's utmost bound,

of forty superannuated old men, or couProlong the joyful sound : Britons their toils have crown'd

ceited upstarts! With glorious PEACE.

These political body-corporates elect

themselves according to charter; elect New Rule Britannia."

also the representatives of the town, (as Persons of the Drama, MERCURY, Nep. they are called) to serve in parliament;

TUNE, BRITANNIA, and CHORUS. persecute with all the weight of office, Mercury.---Britons, mark Mercurius' words! any constitucional ebullition of public

To sickles turn your trusty swords; spirit; send petitions to the King and Then haste, O haste, with every sail unfurl'd, two houses of parliament, in the name

(Masters of the Ocean-world,) of the town they are absolutely pests to, Haste, O haste, to reap in foreign fields, and which petitions are generally oppo. All the wealth which Commerce yields,

site to the real sentiments of the place; Neptune.-Go, adopted sons of mine !

single out and persecute any inhabitant To you the Trident I resign:

who subscribes to or countenances an Haste, O haste, and o'er the subject main, From age to age, securely reign !

independent publication; and besides Haste, O haste, and by your virtues prove

all, which keep down the prosperity of Britons merit NEPTUNE's love,

the place where they exist, because few Britannia.-And now, that life des troying will subject themselves to their domi. WAR

neering influence. I have often wondered Forsakes at length his crimson car, that, in this age of civilization, no one Seck, ( seek, the smarting wounds to heal, has attempted to remove that cark rem.

Which half the sons of Europe feel ! nant of the feudal system-political Seek, O seck, by charities like these,

body-corporates: from my own obser. Earth to bless, and Heaven to please!

vations, and from the observation of Seek to dry the widow's tear, Seek her orphan babe to rear ;

your readers, they oppose all improveSeek, O seek, by charities like these,

ment, find it their interest to keep the Earth to bless, and Heaven to please!

population in mental darkness, and are Chorus.-Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the constant propagators of ill-blood and dismain,

satisfaction. If it is impossible to abuWith Peace and Freedom in thy train! lish these political body-corporates, it

seems in opposition to the allowed tenor To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. of British law, that they should elect SIR,

their own body, and also elect the repre. ERCEIVING your pages are de- sentatives of the town they belong to.

voted to the confort and rational If a body corporate elect the represen. improvement of mankind, I shall occa tatives of a town, it seems a fair rational sionally intrude my observations upon thing that the population of the town your notice, if agreeable to you. The should elect the corporation; but, accord. first twenty years of my existence I spent ing to the present constitution of a ma. in the inetropolis, and at that period 'I josity of British towns, instead of the po. imagined every provincial town possessed pulation participating in the constitution a proportionate degree of the same inde of our country, which is its undoubted pendence, liberality, and public spirit birthright; the mass of inhabitants know

nothing

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514
Population of Nottinghamshire.

[July 1, nothing more of British liberty, than cession of gratuitous, laborious parish paying their hard-earned mite to an op- offices, often two at a time, according pressive taxation; the being subject to a to the pleasure of a body.corporate, military ballot, sometimes two or three March 17, 1814. AN ENGLISIIMAN. times in a twelvemonth, and to a suc

POPULATION OF NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, by the Returns of 1811.

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7,922 8,435 32 320 1,796 6,295 344 20,566 21,552 42,118

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Hatfield Di-7

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Division South Clay

Division Bingham,

North and
South Divi-
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Broxtow,

North and
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sions Newark,

North and
South Divi-

sions Rushcliffe,

North and South Divisions Southwell & 2

Scrooby - 5 Thurgarton, North and South Divisions

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on-Trent Nottingham

Local Militia

1,483 1,595 12
6,5141 7,230 41287

388 983 294 3,319 3,917 7,236 110 6,815 305 15,495 18,758 34,253

1,364

1.564

Totals

31,944 33,514 164 954 12299 18,928 2,293 179,057 83,848 169,900

POPULATION

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SIR,

To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. the fact of its having appeared in such

paper, is this writer so credulous as to impartiality for which your ex.

unauthenticated induces me to hope, that you will indulge in a newspaper? Does he beliere, for me with permission (through the medium instance, that Buonaparte loves the Enof it,) to make a few observations in glish, and wishes to live among them? reply to D. B. P. Eccleston's animad But, let us proceed to examine the versions, in your last publicacion, on tlie statements of ibis extraordinary story. reported conduct of the paris ioners of A fariner had a child that died unbaje one place, and that of a clergyman of tizedd, and "the parishioners refused it another place, in the vicinity of Penrithi, burial.” Pray, what had the parish. relative to the burial of an unbaptizeit ioners to do with the affair? One would child. The account itself, in my opi suppose that the minister of the parish nion, is highly improbable, and the spirit was the only proper person to apply tog in which the “remarks” on it are made, and to decide, on such an occasion. But is quite unjustifiable.

the minister, it seeins, was out of the The paragraph which contains the ac- question; who, no doubt, if apprised of count, is said to have been taken from a the case, would have informed the fare provincial paper.

Why did not this mer that his child might be buried, writer naine the paper? But, allowing though he was forbidden, by the tegi

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to it, he did what was quite propera ili Syour Amagazines on the subject of

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Burial of unbaptised Children.

[July 1, Jations of the church, to perform the denounce both the vicar and the parish “ rites of sepulture;" or, in other words, ioners, as interior to Hottentots in feelto read the burial service.

ings of humanity! On this disappointment, the corpse In short, Mr. Editor, to tell you my was carried mto another parish, “where mind plainly and honestly, I consider a grave was prepared" for it. Strange, the paragraph in question as a mere fathat a grave should be prepared by the brication; and the “remarks" of your sexton, or any one else, for an extra correspondent upon it, as made with no parochial funeral, without previously other view than to depreciate our veconsulting the resident minister, without nerable church-establishment, and vilify whose consent it could not be done; the character of her respectable mias no corpse

bas right of sepulture," nisters. out of the parish in which its decease The poison is gone abroad; pray, Sir, took place. Yet, so it appears to have let the antidote Follow it as soon as you happened in this instance. The know,

T. C. ledge of the proposed interment seems to Westbury, May 11, 1814. have come somehow accidentally and suddenly to the "worthy vicar.” If, To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine, treated with such disregard, he objected SIR,

EVERAL papers a corpse is carried about from one parish your to another, without due notice, and with making coffee; a matter which I think out a proper application to the officiating so simple, ifrat I wonder there can be minister, it is a palpable violation of de- any difficulty upon the subject. All the cency and order, and surviving friends various methods that have been practised ought to be taught better manners. or recommended, might so easily be tried

The worthy vicar, then, (as we are and at so little expence, that every pertold) “having ordered the grave to be son in the habit of drinking coffee might filled up again," they were necessitated try them. to return home, with “ the poor inno The only two methods that I know of, cent child," and seek out for some and between which the dispute lies, as to other place of burial.” But, why not which is preferable, are infusion or despecify that other place, and give the coction. Until very lately the constant parishioners or vicar thereof (not suffer- practice was by decoction, as it was ing the corpse to rot, or be worried by judged impossible to extract the virtues dogs, or devoured by crows,") the credit of the coffee without boiling it: of late it to which their humanity intitled them? has been found that coffee yields its flaThis, however, for some reason or other, vor by simple infusion, and that pouring is oniitted. So much for the probability boiling water upon it when ground to a of this lamentable tale.

powder, will extract all that is wanting to I will now bey leavc, Mr. Editor, to make a cup of good coffee. The quesadrert to the quo anino of the writer. tion then is, What is wanted from coffee What could be bis motive? The story for the purposes intended? be relates he considers so disgraceful to That coffee does not contain

any

farithe vicar, to christianity, and to the naceous or mucilaginous particles, I apestablished religion, that he solemnly de- prehend will not be disputed: then all precates the knowledge of it, even in that appears to be wanted is to give a Westmoreland, and in the streets of flavor to the liquor, and if this can be Kendal, (places at no great distance procured by simply pouring boiling water from Penrith,) lest the unbelieving and upon it, then the most simple process is irreligious in those parts should have just the best. cause for exultation. And yet, bow cu One of your correspondents recomrious! he requests the insertion of this mends putting an egg with the shell, and very same dismal story, Sir, in your va- boiling up with the coffee to clear it. luable repository, because "it deserves Whatever effect the white of eggs may to be known beyond the limits of the cir- have, it is certainly a fact, that the shell culation of the paper," in which it was can be of 110 use; besides, the shells of first pullislied! And, moreover, while eggs are not always so clean as to render he would preclude occasion, forsooth, to them desirable to be boiled in coffee; it the enemies of religion to revile, see how would be difficult also to prove, that the he himself reviles-how tauntingly he yolk of the egg has any thing to do with exclains, "te worthy, worthy, worthy making it clear after boiling; I think the *içar!" and how disposed he appears to white of the egg is the only part that is

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