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D. akenhead and Sons,

NEWCASTLE.

WOODLANDS, LONGOVICUM, and other
Poems, written by the Rev. John HODGSON,
P. C. of Jarrow and Heworth, in the County of
Durham,-in fine Foolscap 8vo, 4s.
*** For a Character of these Poems, see the
Anti-Jacobin and Monthly Reviews, and the
British Critic.

DONA IGNEZ DE CASTRO, a Tragedy from the Portugueze of Nicola Luiz, with Remarks on the History of that unfortunate Lady; by JOHN ADAMSON,-in fine Foolscap 8vo. 45.

ANCIENT HISTORIC BALLADS, containing aniong others, The Battle of Floddon Field, accompanied by Notes illustrative of that memorable Event; by Robert LAMBE, Vicar of Norham upon Tweed,-in fine Foolscap 8vo. 5s.

THE PICTURE OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, containing a Guide to the Town and Neighbourhood, a History of the Roman Wall, and an Account of the Coal Mines.-Illustrated by a New and correct Plan of the Coal

District, including the Rivers Tyne and Wear, the
Collieries, Staiths, Roads, Towns, Villages, and
Gentlemen's Seats thereon, a Plan of Newcastle,
and a Descriptive Vignette, by Bewick.—Price 5s.

THE NEWCASTLE COUNTING-HOUSE COMPANION, containing a complete List of the Carriers and Days they are in Town, and of the Coaches that run from Newcastle; together with a List of the Magistrates, Members of Parliament, Bankers in Northumberland and Durham, Officers of the County of Northumberland, Fitters and Coals they deal in, Ship and Insurance Brokers, Wharfingers, &c.—to which are added, a Table of Interest and Discount, a List of Commercial Stamps, and a Tide Table for every Day in 1809, &c.-On a large Sheet, Price 1s.

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LORD Herbert of Cherbury was a nobleman of a great and generous disposition, a fine gentleman, full of the spirit of chivalry, but remarkably vain. After prince Charles of Wales bad passed through Paris, in disguise, in his way to Madrid, his lordship says: “I acquainted his highness in Spain how much it grieved me that I had not seen his highness when he was in Paris,” where his lordship was then ambassador, “ which occasioned him afterwards to write a letter to me, wholly with his own hand, and subscribe his name your friend Charles, in which he did abundantly satisfie all the unkindness I might conceive on the occasion."

Lord Herbert's Life of Himself. Tommy Hull, who is well known to have been the apologist-general at Covent Garden Theatre for about five and twenty years, took it into his head, at the time of the dispute between Keppel and Palliser, to distinguish himself as a lad of liberty. On the night when all London was illuminated on Keppel's acquittal, he undertook, not only to light up his tenement in Martlet-court, Bowstreet, but treat the populace with small beer.

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They had drank all but one barrel, which, out of wantonness—because it was rather stale--they left running. The door was now shut, lest some of the liberty boys should take a fancy to the silver spoons. At this they grew clamorous, and bawled out very outrageously for more beer. Tommy~ as was his custom--thinking it high time he should now make his appearance-popped his red nightcapped-head out of the window, and there was immediately a cry of “hear him-hear him.” When he thus begun :

-Ladies and gentlemen, I have the misfortune to tell you—that the spiggot is out of the faucet, and the small beer is run about the cellar—and we humbly hope for your usual indulgence.' Dibdin's Musical Tour, p. 43.

The following is transcribed from one of bishop Latimer's sermons, preached before Edward VI. It relates to his personal history, and is a just picture of the antient yeomanry.

My father was a yoman, and had landes of his owne; onlye he had a farm of three or four pound by yere at the uttermost; and hereupon he tilled so much as kepte halfe a dozen men. He had walke for a hundred shepe, and my mother mylked thirty kyne. He was able and did find the king a harnesse, with hym self, and his horsse, while he came to the place that he should receyve the kynges wages. I can remembre that I buckled hys harnes, when he went into Black Heath felde. He kept me to schole, or elles I had not been able to have preached before the kinges majestie- nowe. He marryed my sisters with 5 pounde, or 20

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