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our fashionable sportsmen will have no reason to complain of the provisions made for their amusement.
The Indian Juggler, Khia Khan Khruse, has given several exhibitions of his singular powers, to fashionable and numerous assemblies, at the Old Ship rooms. In feats of agility he much excels, and in legerdemain likewise. The scrutiny of the eye, and the uncontrolled exercise of the mind, cannot discover the minutest glimpse of the hidden principle by which many of his singular deceptions are effected ; and yet, he says, he can teach any person to do the like, in the limited space of an hour. The smashing of ponderous stones on his breast, 700lbs. weight each, with a sledge hammer, is but as a matter of amusement to him. A dance and battle with, apparently, three automatons, a giant and two dwarfs, never fail to excite interest and merriment: the giant is destroyed, and a subsequent conflict between the dwarfs, ends in the discomfiture of one of them. It is impossible to imagine a hostile struggle of such a nature, more furious, more determined. These apparent automatons are formed by the arms and legs of the Juggler, suitably arrayed—though the deception has been practiced, so completely is it managed, that the spectators have not discovered the secret.
LEWES CORN MARKET.—White Wheat 325 to 44s; ditto, new, 425 to 448; mixed, 40s to 42s; red, 365 to 40s; ditto new, 38; -Barley, 32 ; Oats, 188 to 21s ;-Peas, 27s to 29s 6d per quarter.
ARUNDEL Corn MARKET.-Wheat 91 to 10l per load ; Barley, 24s to 26s; Oats, 20s to 22s per quarter ; Tares, 5s; Beans, 4s 6d ; Peas, 4s per bushel ; Flour, per bag. 30s to 34s; per gallon, 11d; Quartern Loaf, 61.-Hay, 31 per ton ; Coals, 33s to 36s per chaldron.
CHICHESTER CORN Market. The averages of the Corn Inspector for the last week, are—Wheat, 373 4; Barley, 24s. 7d; Oats, 30s ld per quarter. One merchant on Wednesday purchased ten loads of wheat for £60.
ARUNDEL BEAST MARKET.—This market, on Tuesday, was abundantly supplied with fat beef, the sale of which was rather dull; but in mutton, the supply not being large, it met a ready sale. The prices were as follow :-Beef, 2s 8d to 38 ; Wether Mutton, 2s 10d to 38; Ewe Mutton, 2s 6d to 2s lod per stone. There was a good supply of lean stock.
CHICHESTER Beast MARKET.—This market, on Wednesday, was not over-filled, but it may justly be remarked, that the supply equalled the demand. Good mutton was bought at 2s 6d per stone; beef was something higher. Pigs were in abundance, and very cheap.
At Chichester Michaelmas fair, the weather was unfavourable for the transaction of business, and but little was done. Good cart colts, fit for work, bought from £22. to £27. Hops from 6d. to 10d. per pound.
History, Biographical Traits, Ac. .
EPITOME OF BRIGHTON.
(Continued from page 17).
Baths.-A short distance westward of the Marine Library, are two buildings, containing hot, cold, and vapour baths; they are the completest of the kind, no doubt, in the kingdom; those of Williams', for elegance of construction, and capaciousness of design, are scarcely to be equalled in Europe. The latter has a douche upon a principle exactly similar to that of his Majesty, at Carlton House.
The original baths are situated in the hollow to the north of the wholesale fish market, and Williams' at the southern extremity of the Steyne ; and though the former are not upon that extensive scale of accommodation as the latter, they are equally excellent, and alike supported by the fashionable visitants of the place.
These baths, by means of engines, are supplied with water from the sea. The cold bath at each, particularly when the weather is unfavourable, and unconfined bathing, thereby, rendered unpleasant, is found very convenient; and to the invalid, at all times, who can scarcely bear an open exposure to the air, and who is advised to pursue the salutary effects of immersions, they are beneficially acceptable.
There is also a third suite of complete hot, cold, vapour, &c. public baths, in Artillery-place, the proprietor of which is Mr. Furnehough ; and a complete and beautiful suite of baths is attached to the New Steyne Hotel. Dry baths, &c. are also established by Mr. Dick, on the East-cliff.
In examining the descriptions of the balnea, both ancient and modern, to which the Romans of wealth and quality had recourse during the greatness of that empire, for health and pleasure ; and comparing them with those of this place, a striking resemblance is to be found ; but every literary person, who will duly and impartially consider this matter, must concur in giving the preference to our own balnea, as being more conducive to all the benificent purposes of health.
SHAMPOOING.-On the East-cliff there are also steam and vapour sea-water baths, upon the Indian construction. Mr. Mahomed, the proprietor of the larger establishment of the kind, is a native of India, and well skilled in the art, termed by the Indians, shampooing, a practice found peculiarly useful in the cure of chronic diseases, especially rheumatic and paralytic affections ; stiff joints, contractions, sprains, &c. are commonly relieved by it ; and in cutaneous eruptions and scurf, it has often been found efficacious. In most cases proceeding from a languid circulation, or where the nervous energies are debilitated, this practice is also resorted to with a pleasing prospect of success; and its operation is soothing and pleasant.
Mr. Molineux, has baths, &c. upon a similar principle, but a short distance, eastward, from the above.
WHOLESALE Fish MARKET.-The wholesale fish market is held on the beach, directly to the south of the original baths, and which is supplied by about one hundred boats, three being considered the average number of men attached to each ; and these, at times, display an activity and boldness in their employment almost incredible, often venturing out to sea in such weather as the larger ships can scarcely live in, and but rarely encountering accidents.
The national benefits arising from this fishery, appear to be well known to the Lords of the Admiralty, who invariably protect it from the thinning casualties of war; and which protection, during the progress of the two last, was scarcely infringed pon in a solitary instance.
By a reference to the state of the fishery in 1759, before mentioned, we shall find that the number of fishermen employed here now, scarcely exceed those of that period !* but then it is to be recollected, that the business of fisbing was the principal pursuit of the generality of the people of the town, at that epoch ; and that the deity of fashion has now ordered matters otherwise, giving employment to hundreds in mechanical situations, whose attention would, perhaps, otherwise, have been solely directed to the sea and maritime affairs.
* In the early part of the 17th century, Brighthelmstone is described as one of the most flourishing towns in the whole country, containing no less number than six hundred families, who were principally employed in the fisheries ; but owing to the restrictions laid upon the latter, and to severe losses at sea, by the capture of its shipping, the place fell iuto decay; and to increase its misfortunes, one hundred and thirty houses are said to have been swept away by an inundation of the sea in 1699. The damage then sustained, it is observed, was computed at forty thousand pounds; and to prevent the recurrence of such calamities, a fund was established by Act of Parliament, for constructing and keeping in repair, the groynes or jetties, which bound the watery element, by staying the gravel which the waves bring hither from the westward-and which every way answer the purpose for which they were designed.
The delicacies of the deep are here brought to shore in tempting variety, including soles, turbots, mullets, brills, whiting, scate, &c. which are common at most parts of the year, but the season for mackarel is from May to the latter end of July—and for herrings, from October to Christmas ; and which, during these particular periods, are caught in immense abundance, the greater part of which are forwarded to the London markets, where they find ready purchasers.
Lobsters, crabs, and oysters, are brought to the town from Bognor, Emsworth, &c. in plenteous supplies; but the finest prawns, shrimps, &c. are taken from the sands and rocks hereabout, and which, during the summer and autumn, are in no ordinary degree of request.
There is a delicious shell-fish also caught here called escalop, but little known in the London markets, and which, for its nutritive qualities, and richness of flavour, has scarcely its equal. The season for this delicacy early in the spring, when the quantity brought in is considerable ; but, during the summer months, very
few can be obtained.
(To be continued.)
LIFE AND REIGN OF CHARLES THE FIRST.
(Continued from page 15.)
Not long after the beginning of the everlasting Parliament, the Puritan faction became subdivided into Presbyterians and Independents; of which the Presbyterians, at the first, carryed all before them. The Independents, growing up by little and little, and being better studyed in the arts of dissimulation, easyly undermined the others, and ousted their Lord-General, and all that commanded under him, of their several places, under colour of an ordinance for self-denyal. That being done, they conferred that command on Sir Thomas Fairfax, a man of more precipitation than prudence; not so fit for counsel as execution ; and better to charge on an enemy than command an army. With him they joyned Colonel Oliver Cromwell (whom they dispensed with in the point of self-denyal), by the name of LieutenantGeneral; but so, that he disposed of all things as Commanderin-chief, and left Fairfax to his old trade of execution, to which he had been accustomed.
The like alteration happened also in the King's army; Colonel Sir Patrick Ruthen, a man of approved valour and fidelity, being, by his Majesty, made Earl of Forth, in Scotland, was, on the death of the Earl of Lindsey, made the Lord-Lieutenant of his armies; and the next year made Earl of Brentfort, for the good service he had done in that place. After having both fortunately, and faithfully discharged that office for two years and more, he was ousted of his place by a court contrivement made in the favour of Prince Rupert, who was declared Generalissimo of his Majesty's forces, which he most ambitiously aspired unto, and at last obtained.
By these new Generals, the fortune of the war, and the whole estate of the kingdome, which lay then at stake, came to be decided. For Fairfax, hearing that the King was come back as far as Daventry (which was the matter he desired), made directly towards him, with an intent to give him battle, and at a place near Naseby, in Northamptonshire, the two armies met on Saturday, the 14th of June. The King had the better at the first, but Prince Rupert having routed one wing of the enemy's horse, followed the chace so unadvisedly, that he left the foot open to the other wing ; who pressing hotly on them, put them to an absolute rout, and made themselves masters of his camp, carriage, and cannon, and amongst other things, of his Majesty's cabinet, in which they found many of his letters, most of them written to the Queen, which were after published, with little honour to them that did it.
But we return unto the King, who, having saved himself by flight, gathered together some part of his scattered forces, but never was able to make head against the conquerors—losing one place after another, till his whole strength was almost reduced to Oxford, and some few garrisons adjoyning.
1646. In this extremity, he left this city, in disguise, on the 27th day of April, anno. 1646 ; and, on the 4th of May, put himself into the hands of the Scots, then lying at the siege of Newark. After the taking of which town, they carried him to Newcastle, and there kept hin under a restraint. The news thereof being brought to Oxford, and seconded by the coming of the whole army of Sir Thomas Fairfax, who laid siege unto it, disposed the Lords of the council, and such of the principal gentry who had the conduct of the affair, to come to a speedy composition. According whereunto, that city was surrendered on Midsummer day-James, Duke of York, the King's second son, together with the great seal, privy seal, and signet, were delivered up into the hands of the enemy; by whom the young Duke was sent to Westminster, and kept in the house of St. James, under a guard, with his brother and sisters ; the seals being carryed into the House of Peers, and there broke in pieces.
But long these young Princes were not kept together under that restraint, the Princess Henrietta being in a short time after conveyed into France by the Lady Dalkeith; and the Duke of