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The Unfortunate Mistress.

that she was not altogether so uncon- This apartment Mrs. Golding and her cerned as she appeared to be. But hi.

maid had pasied through. Another cantherto, the whole remains myfterious and dlestick with a tin larnp in it that stood unravelled.

by it, were both daihed together, and About ten o'clock at night, they sent fell to the ground. A lanthorn with over the way to Richard Fowler, to which Mrs. Golding was lighted with defire he would come and stay with cross the road, sprung from a hook to thein. He came and continued till

the ground, and a quantity of oil spilled one in the morning, and was fo ter- on the floor. The basket of coals Jaitly, rified that he could remain no longer. t'imbled over, and rclled about the room.

As Mrs. Golding could not be rer- The ynaid then defied Richard Fowler fuaded to go to bed, Mrs. Pain at that not to iet her mistress remain there, as' time (one o'clock) made an excule to Ne fa d, wherever the was, the fame go up stairs to her youngeft child, un- things would follow. In consequence der pretence of geiting it to sleep, but of this advice, and fearing greater losses she really acknowledges it was through to him.clf, he desired she would quit his fear, as the declares the could not fit up house; bur first begged her to consider to fee such tirange doings going on, as within herself, for her own and the pubevery thing, one after, was broke, till lic's fake, whether or not she had not there was not above two or three cups been guilty of fome atrocious crime, for and faucers remaining out of a considera- which Providence was determined to ble quantity of china, &c. which was purline her on this side of the grave, for dettroyed to the amount of some pounds. he could not help thinking, she was the

About five o'clock on Tuesday morn- object that was to be made an example ing, Mrs. Golding went up to her niece, to posterity, by the all seeing eye of Proand desired her to get up, as the noiles vidence, for crimes which but too often and destruction were so great the could none but that Providence can penetrate, continue in the house no longer. At and by such means as these bring to this time all the tables, chairs, drawers, light. &c. were tumbling about. When Mrs.

Thus was this poor gentlewoman's • Pain came down, it was amazing beyond meature of affliction complete, not only all defcription ! their only focurity then to have undergone all which has been was to quit the house for fear of the related, but to have added to it the chaJame catastrophe, as had been expected racier of a bad and wicked woman,when the morning before, at Mrs. Golding's: till this tine, she was eiteemed as a molt in confequence of this refolution, Mrs. deserving person. In candour to Fowler, Golding and her maid went over the he could not be bl::

med; what could he way tů Richard Fowler's: when Mrs. do? what would any man have done that Golding's maid had seen her tafe to Ri- was lo circumstanced ? Mrs. Golding chard Fowler's, she c'me back to Mrs. foon fuisfied hion; the told him the Pain, to help her to dreis the children wou'd not stay in his house, or in any in the learn, where she had carried tliem other person's, as her conscience was for fear of the house talling. At this quite clear, and the could as well wait iiine all was quict; they then went to the will of Providence in her own houle Fowler's, and then began the fame scene as in any other place whatever ; upon as bad happened at the other places. It which the and her maid went honie, Mr. snuit be remarked, all was quiet here as Pain went with them. After they had mell as elsewhere, till the maid re- got to Mrs. Golding's the last time, the turned.

jame transactions once more began u952 When they got to Mr. Fowler's, he the remains that were left. began to light a fire in his back room. A nine gallon cask of beer, that was When done, he put the candle and can- in the cellar, the door being open, and dletvick upon a table in the fore room. no person near it, turned upside down.

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Natural Curiosity.

39 A pail of water that stood on the floor, The original copy of this narrative,

signed as above, with the parties own A box of candles fell from a Melf in hands,was put in the hands of J. Marks, the kitchen to the floor, they rolled out, Bookieller, in St. Martin's Lane, to but none were broke.

fatis!y any person who chose to apA round mahogany table overset in ply to him for the inspection of the the parlour.

fame. Mr. Pain then desired Mrs. Golding to send her maid for his wife to come to them; when she was gon:e all was quiet; NATURAL CURIOSITY OF A STONE, upon her return Me was immediately WHICH, LIKE THE CAMELION, HAS diícharged, and no disturbances have happened fince; this was between fix and feven o'clock on Tuesilay niorning.

At Mrs. Golding's were broke thie quantity of three pails full of glais, chi- MR. Andrew Cnoffelius, one of the

physicians at the court of Poland, relates At Mrs. Pain's they filled two pails. that, having been at Thorn, a famous la

Thus ends the narrative ; a true, cire pidary there sheived him, among other cumstantial, and faithful account of curiosities, a stone called hy fome the which I have laid before the public ; Mineral Polypcis, about the size of a for so doing, I hope to escape its cen- large pea, and of an afh-colour. What sure; I have neither exaggerated or di- is wonderful in this stone is, that though minished one circumstance to my know. opaque, and having no transparent part, ledge; and have endeavoured as much after being laid in water, it began in lets as possible, throughout the whole, to than fix minutes to appear shining at the ftate only the facts, without presuming edges, and to communicate to the water to obtrude my opinion on them. If I a sort of luminous shadow, and of the have in part hinted any thing that colour of yellow amber. It afterwards may appear unfavourable to the girl, passed from yellow to the colour of an it proceeded not froin a determination amethyit, and from thence successively to charge her with the cause, right or to black, white, and cloudy colours, and, wrong, but only from a ítrict adherence as it were, furrounded with smoke; and to truth, moit' sincerely wiihing this at latt appeared quite brilliant, entirely extraordinary affair


be unravelled. transparent, and of very beautiful yelThe above narrative, is absolutely low amber colour. Taken out of the waand stričily true, in witness whereof ter, it returned to its former opaque itate, we have set our hands this eleventh after being coloured successively, and in day of January 1772.

a retrogade order, with the fame dyes it MARY GOLDING. had before affumcd in the water. The Mary PAIN.

Doctor adds, that this stone is natural, JOHN PAIN.

and not a production of art; and that it RICHARD FOWLER. also may be regarded as a proof of the SARAH Fowler. existence of a formal light in nature. MARY MARTIN.



Bart. At Northwick, near Blockley, THE following are the measure and Worcestershire, judged to be about 300 particulars of a large cak, fallen the last years old, which is perfectly found, and month in the park of Sir John Roulhout, is very fine tinber: girt at five feet from


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the ground 21 feet; smallest girt 18; employed in digging the stone quarry, a length of the branches 30; folid con- little eastward of Dunbar, a part of the tents of the body 634; estimated timi- earth gave way, and carried two of ber in the arms 200 ; total 834 feet. them backward intò the quarry, a height Supposed to be worth at least 2s. per of about 60 feet, and the earth and foot, is 831. 8s. Fire-wood estimated stones falling above them, they were at 61. 6s. Bark fold for 51. 55. Total mangled in a shocking manner. One of value 941. 195.

them, a young man twenty-six years

of There is now living at Carlisle, a Mr. age, who had his skull severely fracJoseph Strong, a diaper weaver, who, tured, died in an hour after'; the other though stone blind, has not only worked still continues in


bad way. at that business for several years, but Upon the estate of W. Ewing Mamade almost every article of his house- clae, Esq. of Catkin, about five miles hold furniture. An onz several other south of Glasgow, in clearing away a pieces of machinery, he has the model' heap of stones, the workmen have difof a loom with a man working in it, and covered about fifty urns, filled with hutwo women “ boxing for the webb.". man bones. This heap, containing maMr. Strong having many years ago a ny

hundred carts of stones gathered from passion for music, found means to unlock off the land, must have been the work the doors of the cathedral one night, and of a great army,


may he supposed to was trying the tone and stops of the or- have lain there since the Romans were gan, when the noise it occasioned, so in the country, whose custom it was to much alarmed the people in the neigh- burn their dead, and depofite their alhes bourhood, and the circumstance of the in urns. organist's dying a short time before, had 3. The wife of a labouring man, at such a weight upon vulgar apprehensions Wendon, near Saffron Walden, in Elthat it was some time before any person sex, was brought to bed of three fine could be found of resolution enough to children, and all likely to live. The enter the hallowed pile at the tremendous Han. Piercy Windham has sent the fahour of midnight; but being effected, mily a guinea, and many are daily going the event may be conjectured; Mr. to see them, who all leave fomething. Strong was the next day taken before the So let the weather come how it will, dean, who censured his ill-timed curi- the poor man is likely to make a good ofity, but gave him leave to visit the or- harvest of it. gan at pleasure: this he so well improv. 12. This day a most horrid murder ed, that he shortly after made an organ was committed by George Dingler, a which was sold to a gentleman in the Isle porkman, who kept a shop in Struttonof Man. Mr. Strong is also considered Ground, Westminster, on the body of as one of the beit guides in the country! his wife, who had lived from him for He was in his youth overtaken upon a lomye time past. On a promise of betcommon by a person who had lost him. ter treatment, he allured her back again ; self, and not knowing Mr. Strong, aik- but, before she had been many minutes ed him the way to a village near at hand. in the shop, his countenance betrayed Mr. Strong undertook to conduct him, signs of rage; and with a knife he itabwhen it appeared they were going to the bed, and otherivise ill-treated her, so that fame house,and that the traveller pay- the survived only a few days. ing his addresses to the same lady, who 17. This day, in St. James's Park, was then the object of Mr. Strong's James Sutherland Esq. Judge Advocate journey, and whom he afterwards mar- at Minorca during the last war, shot ried.

himself, as the King was passing by A melancholy accident lately hap- in his carriage. Deranged circumitanpened at Dunbar. As five men were ces occasioned the fatal deed.

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