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A Strange Appearance. habitual saying, by way of interjection but a dream, and had not reality in it, almost to any thing, viz. You say true, he notwithstanding continued his fear, you fay true. You are in the right, and hastened his journey to London, This Mr. Bourne fell fick at his house whither when he came, the first news at Dudley, in the year 1654, and Dr. he heard was, that his friend was dead; Raymond of Oake was sent for to him, and enquiring the time when he died, who after some time gave the said Mr. he found it was the very same night Bourne over.

And he had not now wherein he had that dream of him in {poke in twenty-four hours, when the. the country: which apparently thews said Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Carlisle, that there is a secret intercourse betwixt Mr. Bourne's nephew's wife, whose our souls and those that are departed ; husband he made one of his heirs, ist- and that there are communications made ting by his bed-fide, the Dr. opened to one by the other in dreams, and the curtains at the bed's feet to give him sometimes by visions, voices, and apair ; when on a sudden, to the horror pearances. and amazement of Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Carlisle, the great iron cheft by the window at his bed's feet, with

A MOTHER'S APPEARANCE TO HER three locks to it, (in which were all the. writings and evidences of the said Mr. Mallet's estate) began to open,

first A WOMAN, who lived on Rhode lock, then another, then the third. Af- Iland, in America, whüst on her death terwards the lid of the said iron chest bed, and just before she expired, exlifted up itself, and stood wide open, pressed a great desire of seeing her only Then the patient Mr. Bourne, who had son, who was then a mariner, navigatmg not fpoke in twenty-four hen's; lifted in the West India seas, and of deliverhimself up also, and looking upon the ing him a message. She informed the chest, cried, You fay true, you say true! persons near her what she wanted to you are in the right, I will be with you say to her fon, and died immediately. by and by. So the patient lay down About that instant she appeared to him, and spake no more.

Then the cheit as he ivas standing at the helm, it befell again of itself, and locked itself one ing night and bright moonshine. She lock after another, as the three locks first appeared on the shrouds, and deliopened ; and they tried to knock it vered her message; and afterwards walka open and could not.

And Mr. Bourne ed over some calks that lay on the deck, died within an hour after.

then descended regularly to the water, where she seemed to float for awhile, and at last sunk and wholly disappeared. The young man immediately fet down

the time and day, and the substance of A CITIZEN of London, having her message, and found, on his arriva! been about fix days in the country,

at Rhode Island, that she died at the twenty-eight miles from London, awa- very juncture when she was seen by king one night about eleven of the him; and that the words she spake to clock, was very much disturbed at a him, corresponded exiitly with those dream which he had then had, so that he delivered to the persons around her. he could not com ose himself again to This young man had soon after the misrest, but tod nis c em to his bed-fel- fortune to be drowned at sea; perhaps low, wl.ich was, that a special friend of her appearing to him, and sinking in his at Londen, was on his death-bed; the water, was a forerunner not only and that in bis dreain he saw him laid of her own, but of his death. forth, and c vered for dead; but being A young woman who lived on the answered by his bed-fellow, that it was north side of Long IDand, in the state



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of New York, with a magistrate, went trine of spiritual manifestation, has from on a visit about eighteen miles to the the earliest time prevailed amongst south side of the island ; and while the them. was absent, she appeared to her master and mistress, as they were in bed. The magistrate spoke to her, asked her if

OMINOUS DREAM. he got safe home, and the vanished immediately. She returned home foon af- IN the night of Sunday, March 18, terwards, and was taken ill of a fever, 1739, the foreman of Mr. Philip of which she died in a few days. G, a master-builder in the Little

Minories, was terribly frightened by a

dream, concerning his master's family. SEES In the morning of the Monday, about

five o'clock, he went to his inaiter's house

about his business, as usual, and being A CLERGYMAN who lived in the let in by young Mr. GMassachusetts, and had entertained an ed how all the family did? And was opinion, for more than fifty years, that answered, they were all very well. To sách stories were only the vapours of which the foreman replied, he was very distempered and weak brains, was con- glad, for he had been in terrible agonies vinced at lait in the following man- all the night with dreams ; at which his ner : being in his own garden, he saw young master laughed. He then asked, his own likencss or apparition, dressed if his old master was well? And was just as he then was, pass by him, and told yes. Hereupon they went up, as look him full in the face. He ran into usual, to call him, and miffing him the house in a great surprize, told his from his skamber, they searched abɔur family what he had seen, that he was the house, and at lait, to their very convinced of his for error, and that great surprise, found him hanging in his he feared he should live but a few days. cellar with a piece of jack-line. He His words proved true, for he died a was cut down immediately, and a furshort time after.

geon let him blood, but to no purpose : These three stories are related upon and on the Thuriday following, the the testimony of an eminent physi- coroner's inquest sat on his body, and cian.

brought in their verdict, Lunacy.




IT is the common opinion of the Turks and Perfans that near the close of life, every person has fome sort of MR. John Warren, minister of Hata extraordinary revelation of that awful field-Broad-oak, in Effex, a worthy event; and the moft ancient of their and pious man, being one day in his writing3 prove it. Herbelot, in his garden reading Bunyan's Publican and Bibliotheque Orientale relates that the Pharisee, was accofted by a neighbour, Sultan Metandi Bem villia, as he rose one as he thought, who entered into discourse day from table, said to one of his wives, with him upon the words, “ Shall man who was present, “ Who are these peo- be more righteous than his Maker ?” ple that are

come in here without Mr. Warren's discourse in general ran İcave ?" Upon

Upon looking round,' fhe upon the promises, while Mr. Thompcould see none, but chierved that he kins, his neighbour, as he imagined he grew pale, and immediately fell down was discoursing with, chiefly urged the dead. The Mahometan writings are threatenings of God. For a while full of stories, which shew that the doc- they discoursed in this fort, tiil Mr.


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Warren's fervant came and informed in conversation with a person, in the him the dinner was ready, and mistress garden, and telling her mistrels so, the waited for him : common civility made wondered she had seen nobody go him ask his neighbour Thompkins to through the house, as there was no other come in with him and eat some dinner, way into the garden. Mr. Warren, a which the latter, with tears now stand- pious and sensible divine, often related ing in his cyes, refused, saying, “ My this to Mr Goodman, who recites it' time is come, and I must away. Mr. in his Winter-evening Conferences beWarren thought it very odd, and w..5 tween Neighbours. proceeding to expostulate with his friend Thompkins, when the servant repeated the mefiage, irrying that a neighbour MR. WILKINSON'S APPARITION TO had sent for him to go immediately up

HIS DAUGHTER. on occasion of life and death. Mr. Warren withdrawing towards the house, ONE Mr. Wilkinson, who formerly fill held up the discourse upon the for- lived in Smithfield, told his daughter mner fubje£t, comforting his friend till he (taking her leare of him, and expressing arrived at the door, when entering first, her fears that she should never see him he left the door open that Mr. Thomp- more) that should he die, if ever God kins might come in ; but nobody com- did permit the dead to see the living, he ing in, he went directly and fought him svould see her again. After he had all over his garden, but found him noi, been dead about half a year, on a night which much disturbed his mind then, when in bed, but awake, she heard muand much more soon afterwards, when fic, and the chamber feemed greatly ilHe found that liis neighbour and friend laminated, at which time she saw her Thompkins was just expired, and had father, itho said, Ma!, did not I tell thee, 3ot been out of his house, according to I would see thee again ? and discoursed every testimony, that day. Mr. War- with her about some weighty affairs, and ren's servant testified seeing her master then disappeared.



countrymen. They were allowed only A PRIVATE letter received by the one seer of rice, and a picc, or halfpenny Hawke, lately arrived from India, re- per day, for their subsistence : but the lates the following, pleafing incident, butcher contrived to relieve their necel which occurred to Major Gowdie, fitics. Upon opening the sheep-heads, Shortly after he entered Bangalore, with which they frequently bought of him the other assailants. Last war he had for food, they were astonished to find been Tippou's prisoner, and was confin- pagodas in the brains. Upon passing cd, svith many other gentlemen, in Ban- the yard of their prison, he often gave galore, where they suffered cvery species them abusive language, and threw balls of infult, hardship, and barbarity. of clay or dirt at them to testify his haA humane and benevolent butcher, tred or contempt ; but

upon breaking whose busine!s led hi:n often to their the balls, they always found that they prison, faiv and felt for their fufferings ; contained a lupply of money for their They had heen stripped of their clothes, relief ; and this he did frequently for a and robbed of their money before they considerable length of time. were confiaed.

It would probably Major Gowdie had not long entered have coit the butcher his cars, perhaps the breach, ere he saw and recognized his life, had he discovered any fymp his quondam friend the butcher ; he EONS of pity for the prisoners before his ran with eagerness to embrace him, saved


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him from the carnage, and led him to a picion of being concerned with others place of safety ;-the transports of the in the murder of E. Gomery, his wise two generous spirits at their meeting and daughter, and Thomas Sheen, his gave the most pleasing sensations to all wife's brother, at Organ’s Cross, in the who beheld them : it foftened the rage parish of Betrow, near Birch-Morton -of the folliers, and made the thirit of court, about four miles, from Malvern, blood give way to the emotions of hu- in Worcesterihire, on the 7th of May, manitv.

1783. The above men belong to a George Dingler, the pork butcher, gang of gypfies, who have long infested who murdered his wife in Strutton the neighbourhood ct Worcestershire, Ground, Weltminiter, was tried at the and were apprehended on the confeflall Old Bailey feilicns, found guilty, fion of William Jones, another gypsy, received sentence of death, and on the now under sentence of transportation fucceeding Monday morning was hang- in Worcester gaol, for stealing a gold ring, ed before Newgate, and his body dif- and in all probability the whole of this feited. The Recorder pronounced his gang, who committed the horrid murtentence in a very awful manner. It der, will be brought to justice, as diligent is remarkable that, about the time of search is making after them, though Dingler's execution,' a fellow was ta

committed eleven years ago.

The ken up in the borough, charged with number the gang consisted of, is comthe murder of his wiie. --A son of Din- puted to be leven. A dispute among ler hung himself about a year since in the gypsies, it is said, brought the abɔve a fit of jealousy ; and jealousy it was transaction to light. which instigated his father to the com- A melancholy accident lately hapinifiion of the horrid deed for which he pened at Stranguvich paffage, between

Truro and Falmouth. About nine Sufannah Hill was tried at the same o'clook one evening, a company returnfeflions, for harging the musician Koti- ing from a feast in that neighbourhood, warra, in a fit of lustful dalliance, and got into a small packet boat, with their acquitted.

three horses, which were carelessly left A man this month cut his throat without being tied or held. The horwhile shaving himself

, in Norton-itreet, ses, being very unquiet, got on one side near Portland Chapel. He was a Ger- cf the boat, which upset and funk. man, and by profession a stone-polisher ; Three lives were loft: a young gentlehe submitted to have the wound fewed man traveller on his first journey, from up, after which he appcared perfectly Lore and Sons, Birmingham; Miss composed, and made his will with great Joanna Pellowe, of Penryn ; and one perspicuity and decision, by which he of the boatmen. Another of the boatassigned the whole of his property to men, and a young lad, caught hold of his brother--he then fent for a person the marie of one of the horses, and with whom he had worked, and deli' reached the shore. Mr. Richard Bevered to him 150 guineas and other henra, of Penryn, and Miss Pellowe, property, to be appropriated to the use caught hold of the landing board; but of his brother, leaving his wife without Miss Pellowe's spirits being quite exeven the necessaries of life. - Having hausted, she foon funk. Mr. Behenna effected this, with the most determined would soon have shared the same fate, ferocity, he tore out the thread by but fortunately a boat woman hearing which the wound was closed, and im- the shrieks, got into a boat and rowed to mediately bled to death, about five hours their atsistance, and seizing Mr. Beand a half after he firlt made the wound. henna by the hair, dragged him safe on

Two gypsies were lately committed, shore, almost deprived of life. Early one to Worcester castle, and the other to the next morning, a diligent search was the Bridewell there, on a strong fura made, when the bodies of che young



Murders, Suicides, &c.

traveller, and the boatman were taken

up, The body of a new-born infant was as was also the boat : the body of Miss this month discovered murdered in the Pellowe was not found at a late hour. garret of Mr. Slaughter's house, in

The gth at twelve o'clock, Reed, the North Lane, Canterbury. Very strong celebrated pedestrian, set out in a field suspicions falling on the servant-maid, near Gosport, to go 100 miles from he was apprehended, and committed. that time till next morning at ten, to

The instrument with which the perpedecide a triling bet of ten guineas. trated the horrid act, was her scisfars ; He refted two hours and twenty mi- with these she mangled its throat in nutes of the time (twenty-two hours), most shocking manner. and performed the undertaking, extra- A bill of indienent, for perjury, has ordinary as it may appear, with three been preferred at Clerkenwell Sessions, miles over, and some minutes to spare. againft a merchant of great credit and

12. On Sunday, about twelve o'clock respectability in the city. The Grand at noon, Mr. F....., of Lothbury, a Jury found it a true bill ; and, on the wholesale woollen-draper, threw him- issue, a property is said to be depending felf out of a three pair of stairs window, to the amount of 150,00cl. and after a few minutes of dreadful

ago- In digging for the foundation of an ny, expired. He has left a wife and

fe- additional wing to the Eaft-India Com. ven children to lament this unprepared- pany's warehouses in Fenchurch-street, for termination to domestic happiness. at a considerable depth have been difHe was a very respectable character in covered some vestiges of the ancient private life, and no cause is yet known Northumberland house, formerly the for the rash act.

town residence of the illustrious family 15. About four o'clock this morning of the Percy's, particularly of that fathe post-boy carrying the mail from mous Earl who fent a challenge to our Warrington to Manchester, was mur. King Henry the Fourth, extant in the dered about a mile from the former British Museum, and who was the faplace, and the bags with the letters from ther of the gallant Henry, surnamed Chelter for Manchester and Rochdale, Hotspur. and those from Liverpool and Warring- At Newcastle upon Tyne, was tried ton for Rochdale, taken out of the mail, a cause of great importance, to the merwhich was left open. This attrocious

cantile intereit of this country. Mr. deed is suspected to have been committed Palph, the traveller to Messrs, Spence by two villains, fupposed by their accent and Coulman of Leeds, merchants, in to be Irishmen, who were seen near the the month of September last, had his spot where the murder was committed bags, containing near Sol. in cash and immediately afterwards, and likewise small notes, taken out of his lodgingabout an hour after on the road to Liver- room at the Queen's Head Inn, at Newpool, with small bundles under their castle-upon-Tyne, in the afternoon

about five o'clock, and rifled of their This month died, near Mile End, contents, and the bags were found in an Mr. Philip Lewis, for many years a per- adjoining room about two hours afterformer in the provincial theatres. “As wards. The action was brought against an actor he had some merit, but was the landlord, to recover the above sum; more remarked for an aukward and un- after the examination of several witnesses, discriminating sensibility, which im- the Jury gave a verdict for the Plaintiffs, pelled him to tears on every change of for the whole amount. fortune, whether fortunate or the con- 18. At eight in the morning a young trary. Shuter gave him a name from woman, in distress, threw herfelf from this habit, which he retained to his last a two-pair of stairs window in Frithhour; he was called “the King of street, Soho, when two gentlemen pasa Grief !”

sing by,humanely catched her from death.


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