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various performances on Tuesday strains, in some instances, were evening, had more of “ method," allowed to prevail, where its opresulting from a better acquaint posite would have played upon ance with the science of sounds, the sense and more interested the than was formerly perceptible in feelings of all present. This is their efforts the combination of a fault too frequent even with tones, in which none should inju- professional singers--but it is a diciously, and, we may add, in- fault, and ought carefully to be harmoniously, predominate, was avoided.-Incledon, whose fame much better governed than on as a national singer will never previous occasions; but the forte die, was of the cheerful party.

POETRY. Mr. Editor, As satire, calumny-and criticism on both, appear to be the order of the day, my pen must needs be scribbling too, upon the subject; and if you think the public is not quite satiated, and the food I offer is worthy the palate, after so plentiful a meal, I send it ready cooked, to be served up under cover of your publication.

I am, Sir,
Worthing, April 20, 1822. Your obedient Servant,

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ON SATIRE AND CALUMNY.
Satire ! thou baneful excrescence of wit !
As the pale forked lightning issues forth
From tempest's ebon cloud, and rusheth through
The spacious fields of air with hissing speed,
'Till some attracting object in its path
Is riv'n to dissolution by its force :
So man's fair fame, on virtue's basis built
His meed of honour, and his fount of wealth,
By keen satiric flash may ruin'd sink.
Impetuous hurricane's wild course, that pours
Upon the cultivated plain, its force :
Uproots the sturdy oakthe sapling bends;
Rocks the tall battlement, and lofty tow'r;
Gives to the foaming waves the splinter'd mast;
The shrieking seaman, and the shatter'd hulk ;
And urges on to inundation wide,
The boiling surges of a raging sea.
A taunt satire, may alike convulse
A nation's intellect, and light the torch
Of devastating war: lead armies on
To sanguinary combatruin-death! : . .
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A simple jest may call th' assassin forth
His arm, with hate implacable may nerve : 1999
Unerring point his murd'rous steel, and give
To dark eternity th' offending soul.18
Nor yet ambition's haughty crest can soaragon
Beyond the vulture wing of satire's flight : 2
There fix'd immoveable, he gluts upon
His visual orbs ; 'till groping to the brink 898
Of precipice tremendous, thence is hurled
To shades of poverty, contempt, and woe.
The earth's effluvia, which ascends the skies :
Inflammable combustibles, which form
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What good can we ascribe? What aught canst thou
But blast man's reputation ?-wound his soul
With malady incurable? Dissolve and land
The sweet ties of friendship and affection ?-

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And balmy sweets shine in thine eye serene. - Thy form more fair that sculptor's hand e'er wrought;

When fancy gave to light the finish'd thought;

Thy flowing robe of snowy white declares t he Det The innocence thy spotless bosom bears; lo s dos - With pity glowing, eager to bestow

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MARRIAGES.

night, Mr. Brown, draper, of At East Ashling, Mr. R. Chal- Lewes.is croft, aged 70, (being the 5th Mrs. Stubbs, wife of Mr. F. time he has entered the holy Stubbs, a respectable auctioneer, state) to Miss Cobden, aged 25. &c. at Worthing.

On the 26th ult. at Tunbridge On Monday se'nnight, Mr. E. Wells, J. B. Borlock, Esq. of Palmer, late a respectable farrier George-st. Mansion House, Lon- in this town. omia ast don, to Sophia T. Kirby, of Meo- Mrs. Ann Fathers, tobacconist, phan's Bank, Tunbridge Wells. in North-street, Chichester.

Mr. Marshall, architect, at In London, Mrs. Cook, aged Woolavington, to Miss S. Duffell, 78, late of Bosham, in this county. of the Swan Inn, Duncton.

At Chichestér, Mr. W. Brewer, At Eastling, Kent, Lieut.-Gen. at the very advanced age of 102 Sir H. Montresor, K.C.B. to years. 3 Annetta, only daughter of the At her residence, in GrenvilleRev. E. Gage, Rector of Eastling. place, in this town, after a linger

ing illness, Mrs. Winton, (some DEATH..

time since Mrs. Potts) deeply reYesterday -se'nnight, on the gretted by her children and relaGrand Parade, Mrs. Blount. lations.

A short time since, Mr. Ibbet- A short time since, on the son, merchant, of Arundel, aged Grand-parade, John Tombs, Esq. 45 years.

(formerly of Bristol) at the adThe youngest son of Mr. Bar- vanced age of 83. tholomew, merchant, of Arundel. On the 25th ult. at Hastings,

Suddenly, on Thursday se'n- Mr. Austin, Librarian.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. We thank E. T. for the hint he gave us; and, as our object is to please

all parties, we shall endeavour to profit by it.-Tyro has been received.

THE BRIGHTON GLEANER.

“ Honour and worth from no conditions rise;

Act well your part, there all the honour lies."

No. 3.

MONDAY, MAY 20, 1822.

Vol. I.

EPITOME OF BRIGHTON---continued from page 43. LOCAL REGULATIONS.—In the weights and measures, and for record before mentioned, it also building a town-hall,” appears, that in 1579, twelve of The Commissioners have also the most substantial inhabitants the power of appointing Direcwere appointed to assist the tors and Guardians of the poor, Constable, in maintaining the Coal Meters, Watchmen, &c. good order and peace of the The qualification required to town. Lord Buckhurst, at that enable a person to be accepted as time, was in possession of the a Commissioner, may be fully Manor, and, it is probable, that comprehended in the nature of he intended to procure a Charter his oath, at the time of his apfor the place, as the recited regu- pointment, viz. lation appears like a plan for a “I, A. B. do swear, (or affirm, Corporation, consisting of a May- if a Quaker, as the case may be) or and twelve Aldermen-but, that I am a housekeeper, paying whatever was the intention, it scot and lot within the parish of certainly was never perfected—a Brighthelmston, in the county of circumstance, perhaps, to be re- Sussex, and am truly and bona gretted.

fide in the occupation of a mesAt present, the internal regula- suage or tenement with its aptions of the place, are vested in a purtenances, of the annual rent numerous body of Commission- or value of fifty pounds; and ers, by an Act of Parliament pass- that I am also, in my own right, ed in the fiftieth year of George or the right of my wife, in the III. and entitled, “ An Act to re- actual possession and enjoyment peal an Act made in the thir- or receipt of the rents and proteenth year of his late Majesty, fits of tenements, or hereditafor paving, lighting, and cleans- ments, situated within the said ing the town of Brighthelmston, parish of Brighthelmston, of the in the county of Sussex, and re- annual rent or value of fifty moving and preventing nuisances pounds, above reprises ; and that and annoyances therein ; for re I will truly and impartially, acgulating the market, for building cording to the best of my skill and repairing groynes, to render and judgment, execute and perthe coast safe and commodious form the several powers and aufor landing coal and culm, and thorities reposed in me as a Comlaying a duty thereon, and for missioner, by virtue of an Act making other provisions in lieu passed in the fiftieth year of the thereof, and for regulating reign of his Majesty King

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George the Third, intituled an exhibit some of the most pic. Act, &c. So help me God.” turesque and captivating scenery,

There are now here, a Consta- that sea and land, or an union of ble, who is termed the High wild and cultivated nature can Constable, and twelve Headbo- produce-- towards the sea, there roughs, who are annually chosen is an uninterrupted view from at the Court Leet of the Earl of Beachy-head to the Isle of Wight, Abergavenny, every succeeding and on the wild or land side, the Easter Tuesday.

prospects, in pleasing and multiThere is also a bench of Ma- farious diversity of objects, are gistrates, which hold their sit- scarcely to be equalled. tings every Monday and Thurs- These hills run parallel to the day, at the Old Ship Tavern, and sea'; in some places they are more often if required.

steep, but covered with a green These sittings have been found sward from the bottom to the extremely beneficial here-as top, intermixed with aromatic petty offenders are checked, plants of various sorts, the odours kept in awe, or punished, and arising from which are in the the good order and peace of the highest degree grateful, 'and contown thereby well preserved. ducive to animal health : and to

PRESENT Population. — The these, perhaps, and with justice, population of the place at this may be ascribed the remarkably epoch, is estimated at about sweet flavour of the mutton for twenty-five thousand settled in which this part of the country is habitants ; and nearly double proverbially distinguished. that number, with the visitants, The soil here, and about all are often residing within its li- the South Downs, is a chalky mits during the summer months, rock, covered with earth of variincluding the first families of no- ous kinds and depths, the advanbility, and their numerous and tages arising from which are equally welcome friends.

many and considerable. Chalky According to the returns under ground has little or no perspirathe population Act, in 1801, the tion, and, therefore, must be saplace contained twelve hundred lubrious : and its fertility in the and eighty-two houses, and seven production of grain is indisputathousand three hundred and thir- ble. ty-nine inhabitants;—its valued The ground of this soil does increase, therefore, within the not crack, nor the grass burn so last twenty-one years, most forci- soon as in other soils and yet, bly and satisfactorily shews, the after damp weather, it the sooner high and generous estimation in dries--so that following heavy which the town is held.

rains, exercise may almost imSITUATION AND Soil. The si- mediately be pursued thereon, tuation of the town has many and without the slightest inconveniessential beauties and advan- ence or danger. tages. It is sheltered from the OF THE AIR.-It has been bleak winds of the east, north, wisely observed, that the use and and west, by a range of fertile necessity of air, as an instrument * hills distinguished as the South of life, can but be obvious to Downs, the summits of which every one who breathes ; but

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