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thus called thrise by an herault at armes, Friendes to the esquier in whom he at the thirde call he cometh armed like. had great affyance to be borne out wise, and ryding on a courser trapped through their affyftance, were the lords with trappes embrodered with his armes. Latimer and Baffet wyth other.
At his approaching to the lyftes he Before they entered battalle, they took alyght from his horse, leaft, according an othe, as well the knight as the esquier, to tlie law of armes, the coneftable that the cause in which they were
to 1houlde have challenged the horse, if he fight was true, ard that they delt with had entered within the lyftes, but his no witchcraft, nor arte magicke whereshifting nothing avayled 'hin, for the by they might obteyne the victorie of horse after his master was alyght befide their adrerfarie, nor had about them any lim, ranne up and downe by the rayles herb or itone, or other kind of experinowe thrusting his heade over, and nowe ment with which magitians use to triboth heade and breaste, fo that the Earl umph over their enemies. This othe of Buckingham*, bycause he was high received of either of them, and thereconestable of Englande, claymed the with having made their prayers devouthorse afterwardes, swearing that heely, they begin the battayle, firft with woulde have so much of him as appear- fpeares, after with fwordes, and lastly ed over the rayles, and so the horie was with daggers. adjudged unto him.
They fought long, till finally the But now to the matter of the combate knight had bereft the esquier of all his (for this challenge of the horse was weapons, and at length the esquier was made after) as soon as the esquier was manfully overthrown by the knight : come within the lyftes, the indenture but as the knight woulde have fallen upwas brought forth by the marshall and on esquier, through sweate that ran conestable, which had been made and downe by his helmet, his fighte was fealed before them, with consent of the hyndered, so that thinking to fall upon parties, in which were conteyned the ar- the efquier, hee fell downe fideling himticles exhibited by the knight agynft the felfe, not comming near to the esquier, esquier, and there the same was read who perceyving what had happened, alafore all the assembly.
though he was almost overcome with The equier whose conscience was long fighting, made to the knight, and thought not be cleare, but rather guiltie, threw himselfe upon him, so that many went about to make exceptions, that his thought the knight shoulde have been ocause by fome means might have seemed vercome: other doubted not but that the the founder. But the Duke of Lancat. knight woulde recover his feete againe, ter hearing him fo ftaye at the matter, and get the victorie of his adverfarie. sware that except according to the con- The king in the meane time caused it ditions of the combate, and the lawe of to bee proclaymed that they should stay, armes, he would admit all things in the and that the knight should be raysed up indenture comprysed, that were not from the ground, and so ment to take made without his owne consent, he up the matter betwixt them shoulde, asguilty of the treason, forthwith To be short, fuch were fent as should be had forth to execution.
take up the esquier, but comming to The Duke with these wordes wanne the knight, hee besought them, that it great commendation, and avoyded no might please the king to permit them Imall fufpicion that had beene conveyed to lie still, for he thanked God hee was of him, as partialle to the efquier's caule. well, miftrusted not to obteyne the victoThe efquier heering all this, fayd, that rie if the esquier might be layde upon he durft fight with the knight, not onely him in manner as he was earst. in these poyntes, but in all other in the Finally when it would not be fu grantworlde, whatsoever the fame might be, ed, he was contented to be raysed up for he trusted more to his strength of and was no sooner fet upon his feete, but of bodie, and favour of his friendes, than he cheerefully went to the king, without the cause which he had taken upon hym any mans helpe, where the efquier could to defende. Hee was indeede a mightie neyther stand nor go without the helpe man of ftature, where the knight among of two men to holde him up, and therethose that were of a msan itature wa fore was set in his chaire to take his ease, one of the least.
to Yee if he might recover his strength. One of the King's fons, afterwards Duke The knight, at his coming before the of Gloucester.
king, befought him, and his nobles to unexpectedly diverted on finding that, graunt him to much, that hee might be after all the itir that had been about the eftfoors layde on the ground as before, royal mandate for shaving the cooks and and the esquier to be layd aloft upon scullions of the palace, in confequence lim, for the knight perceived that the of the fufpicion that the creeping intrucfquier through exceffive heat, and the der has his origin in the locks of some weight of his armor, did marveloully one of them, it is at last discovered, that faint, fo as his spirits were in maner ta- the tiny adventurer was, in reality, of ken from him. The king and the no- much higher extraction than had been bles perceyving the knight fo courage- suspected; confequently, that the prin. ouly to demand to trie the battel forth cipal characters in the Dramatis Perford to the utterance, offring great fummes all in the wrong; and thus the of money, that fo it migit be done, de- mystery is developed : creed that they should be restored again Firsi, in the argument to the poem. to the fame plight in which they lay A great personage cxulteth in his victowhen they were raised up; but in the ry over the cooks; endeavoureth to prove neare time the efquier fainting, and fal- the property of the louse;. also the cerIca down in a swoone, fel out of his tainty of its being a real louse; and thewchaire as one that was like to yield up eth the little animal by way of convichis laf breih presently among them. tion. The poet exhibiteth biblical and Toose that food about him cast wine classical knowledge in an account of ani. and water upon him, seeking fo to bring inals that have spoken, in order to rehim againe, but all would not serve, till concile the reader's revolting mind to they had plucked off his armor, and his the speech of the loufe. The louse givwhole apparel, which thing proved the eth a wonderful history of himself, his knight to be vanquisher, and the efquier family, &c. and proveth the superior anto be vanquished.
tiquity of his race to that of kings; the After a little time the esquier began great perfonage, in wrath, giveth louse to come to himself, and lifting up his ibe lie, and endeavoureth his deftruceyes, began to holde up his hed, and to tign; but zephyr suddenly teareth him cast a gastly looke on every one about off to the celeftiai region, and converteth him: which when it was reported to the him into a star; which was discovered knight, he commeth to him armed as he foon after by Doctor Herschell. Name was (fer he had put off no peece fince of the star, &c. Secondly, in the conthe beginning of the fight) and speaking clusion of the poem itself: to him, called him traiter, and false per A pill box then he ope'd with eager look, jured man, asking him if he durit trie ihe battel with him again; but the ef. And shew'd the crawler, to convince each quier having neither fenfe nor spirite The long ear'd beaft of Balaam, lo, we find, k hereby to make answere, proclamation Sharp to the beast that rode him spoke his was made that the battel was ended,
mind; and every one migbt go to his lodging.
The journful Xanthus (says the hand of old) The eiquier immediately after he was Of Pelens' warlike son the fortune told : lircught to his lodging, and layde in Thus to the captive loufe was language giv'n, bed, beganne to wax raging woode, and which proves what interest Justice holds in lo continuing fill out of hys wittes, a
heav'n, bout nine of the clocke the next day be' The vernin, rising on his little rump, yeelded up the ghost.
Like ladies' lap-dogs, that for muffin mump, This combate was fought (as before Thus, folemn as our bishops when they preach, ye have heard) the viith of June, to the Made to the best of his maiden fpeech : Teat rejoysing of the common people,
“ Know mighty
--; I was born and bred and discoragement of traytours.
Deep in the burrows of a Page's head;
'There took I sweet Loufilla unto wife, The Lousad. Canto V. and last. By Peter My soul's delight, the comfort of my
life: Pinuar, Efq; 410. 25. 6d.. Walker.
But, on a day, your Page, Sir, dar'd invade AT length this whimsical structure of Cowslip's sweet lips, your faithful dairy-maid; the brain, this conical something built Great was the struggle for the short-liv'd blif:; upon nothing, which has been so long At length he won the long contested kifo!-unfinished, seems to be completed. In When, 'nid the struggle, thus it came to pass, bis “ usravelment of the plot," we were
Down drop'd my wife and I upon the lass;
From you, O
From whence we crawlid (and who's with.
-View yon vehicles, out ambition?
Whose wondrous road is through the world Who does not wish to better his condition ?)
of wayes; To you, dread Sir, where lo, we lov’d and fed, That give to eager man the morning's wings; Charm'd with the fortune of a greater head; Whose cordage complicate and canvass-craft Where safe from nail and comb, and blust'ring Compel the air to push 'em on their way, wind,
And make the winds their fpur! Mansions : We neitled in your little lock behind;
immense : Where many a cime, at court, I've join'd your Whose swelling walls a multitude inclose, Grace,
Yet light and volant gliding, as the fowl And with you gallop'd in the glorious chace; That fail the firmament! Of human skill Lousilla ton, my children, and my nits, The prodigy and pride! Fram'd to convey Just frighten’d sometimes out of all their wits, Social mankind remote mankind to meet, It happen’d, Sir, ah! lucklesē, luckless day! To know, to love, t' enlighten and to help! I foolish took it in my head to stray
To bear from shore to shore, in fair supply, How many a father, mother, daughter, son, Of earth and mind the produce ! fruits and Are oft by curiosity undone!
truths Dire with ! for midst my travels, urg'd by In beauteous amity commute, and make Fate,
The world but one!- Behold! distracting I fell upon your plate !
scene! Sad was the precipice! and now I'm here, The floating houses of the sea, arrang'd Far froni Lousilla, and my children dear! In adverse rows, advance ! the moving streets Who now, poor souls! in deepest mourning Each other meet! ah! with no friendly front ! ! all,
* Freighted with thunder, they are come to Groan for my presence, and lament my fall,
hold Nittilla, now, my eldest girl, with fighs Commerce of deaths ! to show the astonish'd Bewails her father loft, with streaming eyes ; And Grubbinetta, with the loveliest mien, Such tempest as the winds ne'er blew ! to In haste, in temper, and in form, a queen ;
teach And sturdy Snap, my son, a child of grace, The tame commotion of the elements His father's image both in form and face ; How ships to shatter! to out-roar, out-spit And Diggory, poor lad, and hopeful Scratch, All air-brew'd storms, and in derision mock Boys that Lousilla's foul was proud to hatch: Their modeft madness, meek, infipid fcene And little Nibble, too, my youngest son,
Of fober tumult!Will ask his mother where his father's gone; Letters and Papers on Agriculture, PlantWho (poor Loufilla !) only will reply, With turtle moan, and tears in either eye.
ing, &c. selected from the Correspondence of the Bath and West of Eng
land Society, for the Encouragement Such is the hist’ry of your loyal louse, of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, Whose presence breeds such tumult in the
and Commerce. Vol. VII. 8vo. 6s. house
Boards. Dilly. The poet then notes the ill reception THE original papers in this volume, which this speech experienced ; 'inso- are as follows : much that the life of the little orator was On the management of wood, by Mr endangered ; when, lo!
Davis. On the
state and cultivation of Zephyr, fo anxious for his life, drew near, timber, by Mr Wimpey. On the fate And ludden bore him to a distant sphere, of naval timber, by Mr South. On the In triumph rais'd the animal on high, American Buffalo, by G. Turner, Esq; Where Berenice's locks adorn the sky; of Philadelphia, Judge of the Western But now he wish'd him nobler fame to thare, Territory. On the method of making And crawl for ever on Belinda's hair. Parmesan cheese, by Mr Pryce, (written Yet to the louse was greater glory giv'n, from Italy in 1793). Six papers, on 'To roll a planet on the splendid heav'n,
mangel wurzel, potatoes, poor rates, And draw of deep astronomers the ken;
and poor laws, &c. by Sir MordauntThe Georgium Sidus of the fons of men !!!
Martin, Bart. On the abuse of spirituThe Art of War; a Poem. By Joseph Six (uninteresting) letters on smut in
ous liquors, by Dr Fothergill of Bath. Fawcet. 4to. 25. 6d. Johnson.
wheat, by anonymous writers. On reTHE following description of ships of servoirs in farm-yards, &c. by Mr Pew. waris a favourable specimen of the poem: On the construction of cottages (with
plans) by Mr Davis. On fatting with cerning it, within my own knowledge potatoes, by the Rev. H. C. Close. On A farmer, on the great Lenhawn, broke the value of land, with the rise and fail a young buffalo to the plough; having of the public funds, by Sir Thomas Bee- yoked it with a steer taken from his vor, Bart. On planting. chesnuts, &c. tame cattle. The buffalo performed to by Mr Pugh. On reclaiming a bogg, admiration. Enquiring of the man, by Mr South. An improved pedome- whether he had any fault to find with ter, by Mr Tugwell. On turnip cab the buffalo': performances, he answered, bage, by the Rev. T. Broughton. On there was but one objection to in: the preventing curl in potatoes, by Mr Chap- step of the baffulo was two quick for ple. An experiment on sheep-feeding, that of the tame steer. “ My friend,” by Mr Billingsley. Laitly, a general in- said I, “ the fault lies not in the buffalo, dex to the seven volumes by Mr Croker. but in the steer: what you term a fault
We fall present our readers with two in the former, is really an advantage on extracts.
its fide.” Till this moment, the man
had laboured under one of those clouds ACCOUNT OF THE BUFFALO OF
of prejudice but too common among AMERICA.
farmers. He had taken the ox of his The American Buffalo is, if I mistake father's farm, as the unit whence all his not, the bison of Buffon. Immense herds calculations were to be made, and his of this animal roam at large, in Interior conclusions drawn : it was his unchangeAmerica, From Green River to the able standard of excellence, whether apMississippi, the shores of the Ohio are plied to the plough or to the draught. lined with them. The hunters are too No sooner was my observation uttered, apt to destroy them wantonly: a cir- than conviction fiáthed on his mind. He cumftance much to be regretted, and not acknowledged the fuperiority of the bufto be prevented. Frequently have I feen falo. this fine animal killed ; and, excepting But there is another property in which the tongue and the tallow, left on the the buffalo far furpaires the ox:-his ground, a prey to the tygers, wolves, strength. Judging from the extraordiand eagles. The boss on the shoulders nary fize of his bones, and the depth of the buffalo is, as well as the tongue, and formation of his chest, I should not extremely rich and delicious,--superior think it unreasonable to allign nearly a to the best English beef. It is usual to double portion of strength to this powercure the tongues, and transport them ful inhabitant of the foreft. Reclaim to New Orleans; where they are sure him, and you gain a capital quadruped to meet with a good market.
for the draught and for the plough: his There is a fingular, an affecting trait activity peculiarly fits for the latter, in in the character of the buffalo, when a preference to the ox. calf; and my feelings have severely felt it. Whenever a cow buffalo falls before the ACCOUNT OF THE MODE OF MAKING murdering lead of the hunters, and happens to have a calf, the helplefs young At ten o'clock in the morning, five one, far from attempting an escape, stays brents and a half of milk, each brent by its fallen dam, with figns of stronig being about forty-eight quarts, was put and natural affection. The dam thus into a large copper, which turned on a secured, the hunter makes no attempt crane, over a flow wood-fire, made aon the calf, (knowing it unnecessary) bout two feet below the surface of the but proceeds to cut up the carcafe : then ground. The milk was firred from time laying it on his horse, he returns towards to time; and, about eleven o'clock, when home, followed by the poor calf, thus juft luke-warm, or considerably under a ioftinctively attending the remains of its blood-heat, a ball of rennet, as big as a dam. I have seen a single hunter ride large walnut, was squeezed through a into the town of Cincinnati, between the cloth into the milk, which was kept stirMiames, followed in this manner, and, ring. This rennet was said to have been at the same time, by three calves, who purchased of a man at Lodie, famous bad lost their dams by this cruel hunter. for the compofition; but that it was
Since I have expressed a wish to fe principally made of the same part of the the bafiilo domesticated on the English calf as we use in England for that purfarms, I will now mention a fact con- pose, mixed up with salt and vinegar :
it appeared to me to be also mixed with nently virtuous and once powerful mo-
The remainder of the booty fell The whey is again turned into the into the hands of the Russians. A corps copper, and a second sort of cheese is of 6000 men still remained under Wawr. made; and afterwards even a third fort, zecki, who, accompanied by the Geneas I was informed ;-a piece of econo- rals Madalinski, Dombrowski, and Zamy which I have not known practised in jonczek, the chancellor Kallontai, the England.
president Zakrezewski, and several other The History of Poland, from its Origin as the route toward Gallicia.
members of the supreme council, took a Nation to the Commencement of the
The utmost tranquillity was foon efYear 1795. To which is prcfixed, an
tablished in the city of Warsaw, by means accurate Account of the Geography of 9000 Russians, who were constantly and Government of that Country, and the Customs and manners of its inha. the artillery of the insurgents; and
on guard ; 18,000 in Prague, with all bitants. ;s. Boards. Vernor and Hood. 10,000 in the same position on the Vir. IF the unjust dethronement of an emi. tula, which was occupied by Kosciuško