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the cathedral, a clumsy building patched up by means of the trumpets and hollow globe, in by barbarous architects with various discordant consequence of which the sound no longer apparts. This church is enriched with no works pears io proceed in its original direction, but of modern painters or sculptors that claim any is completely reversed. In the present case the title to praise; but the baptisınal font is made beginning of the tube is in one of the handout of an ancient sarcophagus faced with very rails just opposite the centre of the month of beautiful basso relievo. This sce is the richest one of the trumpets, the orifice being concealin Sicily, but has the character of being lessed by reeds or other mouldings: the tube itself, enlightened and polished than the rest of the which may be about half an inch in diameter, island. It is scated on a hill, near the river runs through half the hand-rail, then down St. Blaise. Lat. 37. 24 N. Lon. 13. 26 E. one of the corner posts, and from thence under
GIRL. s. (karlinna; Icelandick, a woman.) the floor till it reaches a large deal case aluost A young woman, or female child (Shak.). similar to an inverted funnel, along the side of
GIRL (Invisible). The name given to an which it rises till it comes nearly into contact ingenious acoustic apparatus, by which sounds with the car of the confederate, who with a issue from a small hollow ball, as if they pro- piano-forte, &c. are conccaled in this case. ceeded from a girl within it.
Any question asked by a voice directed into There have been two communications with one of the trumpets will be immediately rea view to explain the secret of the invisible girl, fiected back from the concare interior surface published in Nos. 65 and 60 of the Philosophi- of the globe to the orifice of the tube, along cal Journal. The author of the first of these which it will be conveyed so as to be distinctcommunications, having observed that the sec ly heard by the person in the deal case ; and cret of the invisible girl has not yet been pub- the answer returned, or a song, or a tune lished, here presents the explanation of it given from the instrument, will in consequence of a by Mr. Millington of Chancery-lane, in his similar reflection be distinctly beard at the Philosophical Experiments.
mouths of the trumpets, but no where else; The visible part of the apparatus connected and there it will appear to come precisely from with the invisible girl is this ---First, a maho: the interior of the globe. A small hole, closed gany frame not very unlike a bedstead, having with glass, is left through the deal case and side at the corners four upright posts, about five wall of the room, by means of which the cona feet high, which are united by a cross rail near cealed person has an opportunity of observing the top, and two or more cross rails near the and cominenting upon any circumstance which bottom, to strengthen the frame: these cross may take place in the room. rails are about four feet in length. The frame The author of the second communication thus constructed stands upon the floor, and confirms the former explanation of the invisifrom the top of each of the four pillars springs ble girl, except as to the manner in which it is one of four strong bent brass wires, converging supposed she saw the company, for he carefultowards the top, where they are secured by a ly cxamined the room of a similar exhibition crown and other ornaments. From these four at Bristol, and ascertained that there could be wires a hollow copper ball, of a foot in diame- no such aperture as is above spoken of. In this ter, is suspended by slight ribbons so as 10 cụt exhibition there was a loose rail with eight aff all possible comimunication with the frame. legs ; seren of which the operator always reThis globe is supposed to contain the invisible moved from their places to blunt suspicion ; being, as the voice apparently proceeds from but the cighth was always found immoveabiy the interior of it: and for this purpose it is fixed, and that was always the leg towards the equipped with four trumpets, placed round it closet where the lady sai. Here, too, the rail in an horizontal direction, and at right angles was covered opposite the mouth of the trumto each other, the trumpet mouths coming to pets with stained paper; but the vibration within about half an inch of the respective might be felt on the holes when any one ancross rails of the frame surrounding them. swered, and peoples' hands had a little indent:
When a question is proposed, it is askesi ed them by accideatal pressure. from any side of the frame, anxl spoken into Notwithstanding the affirmation of the one of the trumpets, and an answer immedi- writer of the second article above, that there ately proceeds from all the trumpets, so loud could be no aperture for the lady to see through, as to be distinctly heard by an car acldressed to in the rooin' at Bristol, we are inclined to any of them, and yet so distant and feeble that think there has been some such orifice in other it appears
if coming from a very diminutive exhibitions of this kind in different parts of the being. In this the whole of the experiment united kingdom. If such an aperture was fixed consists, and the variations arc, that the answer at the height of ten or twelvc feet, and the Inay be returned in several languages, a kiss concealed seat of the confederate elevated acwill be returned, the breath producing the cordingly, it would give her considerable ad. voice inay he felt, and songs are sung, accom- vantage in sceing what is going forward in the panied by the piano-forte, &c.
rooin, at the same time that it would be exIn this illusion the sound is really conveyed tremely easy, by ineans of some artificial orna, by a tube, in a manner similar to the old and ment attached to the wall, (of which there well-known contrivance of the speaking-bust; might be several alike) to prevent tlre possibi. ibe invisible girl only difering in this one cir- lity of discovering any such hole. Or without cumstance, that an artificial echo is produced clevating the seat of the confederate, ţwo og
shree plane mirrors properly, disposed, one of 1760. He remored into Germany early in 11fe, them horizontally just above the top of the and was the first chemist there who adopted room and disguised by a feigned ventilator, or the new chemical doctrine of the French.' in an open-work ornament, would give her a still 1791, he published at Berlin a work intiiled inore complete view of every thing in the exhi- The New Chemical Nomenclature, in the bition-room, and that, if ii were thought pro- German language (Neue Chemische Nomenper, purtrayed on a glass lying before her upon klatur fur die Deutsche Sprache); and the her musical instrument.
next year 'The Elements of the Antiphlogistic The general method of disposing such mir- Chemistry. He was the author also of several rors must be rery obvious to those who are other works, and of a great many papers on merely acquainted with the rudiments of Ca- chemistry and other subjects, printed in differa toptrics; and others will see it explained in ent journals. He died at Gottingen, in an apoNlontucla's and similar books of Philosophical pletic fit, May 17111, 1800, in the 40th year of Picercations, where a jealous husband is taught his age. (Phil. Mag.) how to see what his wife is doing in another GIRTH-LINE, a rope passing through a apartment; or a person to see those who ap- single block on the head of ihe lower masis to proach the door of his house, without looking hoist up the rigging, anri the persons employed but at the window, or without having a front to place the rigging and cross-trees on the mast at which to look out.
beads. The girih-line is the first rope employs The method of managing this exhibition, as ed to rig a ship, after which it is removed till generally perforined in England, is doubtless the ship is to be unrigged. pointed out in these letters : various other me- GIRTHS, horse su athes made from woollen i hods, all depending upon the simple principle web, and used for keeping the saddle in a proof reflected sounds, are either described or sug- per position. These, to prevent galing, should gested in the good father Kircher's entertaining be made of elastic, and not of tight-wove web, work intitled Musurgia Universalis. (Retro- which, being rigid and harsh, is likely to facespect of Discoveries, No. 9.)
rate during the heat and friction of a long chase. GIRLISH. s. (from girl.) Suiting a girl; Observation should be made that girihs are youthful (Carew).
never too short, so as to have the buckle below GI'RLISHLY. ad. In a girlish manner. the pad of the saddle, either on one side or the
To GIRN. v. n. It seems to be a corruption other; for want of attention to which, warbles, of grin.
sitfasts, and wounds, very frequently ensue, GIRONDE, a department of France, which To Girth. v. a. To bind with a girih. includes part of the late province of Guienne. GISARMES, in our old writers, a halbert. It lies on both sides the Garonne. Its chief GISBOROUGH, a town in the N. Riding town is Bourdeaux.
of Yorkshire, with a market on Mondays. It GIRONNA, an ancient city of Spain, in is noted for being the first place where alum Catalonia, with a bishop's see. It is seated on was made. Lat. 54. 35 N.' Lon. 0. 55 W. a hill, by the side of the river Onhall. Lat. GISBURN, a town in the W. Riding of 42. O N.' Lon. 2. 5. E.
Yorkshire, with a market on Mondays. Lat. GIRT. The part. pass. of gird.
53. 55 N. Lon. 2. 22 W. T. GIRT. v.a. (from gird.) To gird; to en. TO GISE Ground. v. a. Is when the owner compass; to encircle: not proper (Thomson). of it does not feed it with his own stock, but
Girt, in the ineasuring of timber, is the takes other cattle to graze (Bailey). circumference of a tree, though some use this GI'SLE. Among the ancient Saxons, sig. word for the fourth part of the circumference nifies a pledge: thus, Fredgisle is a pledge of only, on account of the use made of it. The peace; Gişlebert an illustrious pledge (Gibsquare of the fourth part is considered as equal son). to the area of the secrion of the tree, which GISON, in Jewish antiquity, a wall about square therefore, multiplied by the length of the breast high, made round the temple, and the tree, is accounted the solid content. This con- altar of burnt sacrifices, to keep the people at tent is about one fourth less than the true
a proper distance quanuity, being nearly equal to what it will be GITTITH, a Hebrew word occurring often after the tree is hewn square, and is probably in the Psalms, and generally translated wineintended to make an allowance for the squar- presses. ing the tree.
TO GIVE. v. lll. pret. garp, ; part. pass. Girt, in naval affairs, the situation of a ship giren. (giran, Saxon.) 1. To bestow; 10 which is moored so tight by her cables as to be confer without any praise or reward (Ilooker). preventeil torning to any change of the wind 2. To transo:it from himself to another by or tide, to the current of which her head would hand, speech, or writing ; 1o de iver (Burnel). otherwise be directed. The cables, to produce 3. To put into one's possession ; to consign; this, are extended by a strong application of to impart; 10 communicate (Temple). To niechanical powers within the ship, so that as pay as a price or reward, or in exchange (Shake she veers, or endeavours to swing about, her speare). 5. To yield, not to withhold (Baside bears upon one of the cables, which inter- con). 6. To quit; 10 yield as due (Ecclus). rupts her in the act of traversing.
7. To coníer; to impart (Bramhalls. 8. To AGIRTANNER (Dr. Christopher), a cele- espose; 10 yield without intention (Dryilen). bratcd chemist, was born in Svisserland, about 2. To grant; to allow (Atterbury). 19. To yield; not to deny (Rowe). 11. To afford; çedonia, in European Turkey. Lat. 41. 40 N. to supply (Hooker). 12. To empower; 16 Lon. 20.36 E. commission (Pope). 13. To enable (Hooker). GIUSTO, in music, a term denoting regu. 14. To pay (Shakspeure). 15. To utter; to larity and equability in time. vent; to pronounce (Swift). 16. To exhibit; GI'ZZARD. s.' (gosier, French; gigeria, to show illale). 17. To exhibit as the pro- Latin.) It is sometimes called gizzen.) 1. duct of a calculation (Arbuthnol). 18. To do The strong musculous stomach of a fowi. 2. any act of which the consequence reaches Apprehension or conception of mind; as, he others: he gave no offence (Burnet). 19. To frets his gizzard, he harasses his imagination exhibit; to send forth as odours from any body (Hudibras). (Bucon). 20. To addict; to apply (Sidney). GLABRARIA. In botany, a genus of the 21. To resign ; to yield up (Herbert). 22. To class polyadelphia, order polyandria. Calyx conclude; to suppose (Garth). 23. T. Give fire-cleft; petals fire; nectary placed on the uway. To alienate from one's self; to make receptacle, and composed of bristles as long as over to another (Taylor). 24. To Give back. the calyx; stamens thirty, six in each set; To return; to restore. 25. To Give forth. drupe. One species only: a large East Indian To publish; to tell. 26. To Give the hand. tree, with leaves alternau, ovate-lanceolate,
To yield pre-eminence, as being subordinate entire, downy underneath ; Huwers in axillary or inferiour. 27. To Give over. To leave; clusters. to quit; to cease (Hooker). 28. To Give over. GLA'BRITY. s. (from glaber, Latin.) To addict; 10 attach to (Sidney, Grem.) 29. Smoothness; baldness. To Give over. To conclude lost (Arbuthnot). GLABROUS. (glatrous, Latin,) In natural 30. To Give over. To abandon (Iludibras) history, smooth ; glossy: shining. 31. To Give out. To proclaim; to publish; GLACIAL. a. (glacial, French ; glacialis, to utter (Knolles). 32: To Give out. To Latin.) Icy; made of ice; frozen, show in false appearance (Shakspearc). 33. T. GLACIATE. v, n. (glacies, Lat. glaTo Give up. To resign ; to quit; to yield cer, French.) To turn into ice. (Sidney). 34. To Give up. To abandon GLACIATION. s. (from glaciate.) The (Stilling fleet). 35. To Give up. To deliver act of turning into ice ; ice formed (Brown). (Swif). 36. To Give way. To yield; not GLACIOUS. a. (glacio, Latin.) ley; rc10 resist; to make room for (Collier).
sembling ice (Brown). TO GIVE. 1. 92, 1. To rush; to fall on; to
GLACIERS, a name given to some very give the assault. A French phrase (Hooker). extensive fields of ice among the Alps. The 2. To relent; to grow moist; to melt or soften; Glaciers may be divided into two sorts; the to thaw (Bucon). 3. To move. A French first occupying the valleys situated in the bo. phrase (Daniel). 4. 7. Give in. To go som of the Alps, which are called Lower back ;
; to give way: not in use (Hayward). 5. Glaciers'; the second, which clothe the sumTo Give into. To aclopt; to embrace. A miis and sides of the mountains, are called French phrase (Addison). 6. To GIVE off. Upper Glaciers. 1. The Lower Glaciers are To cease; to forbear (Loche). 7. TO GIVE by far the most considerable in extent and over. To cease; to act no more. 8. To Give depth. Some stretch several leagues in length; out. To publish ; to proclaim (Swift). 9. that of des Bois, in particular, is inore than To Give out. To ccase; to yield (Swift). fifteen miles long, and above three in its
GIVE AND TAKE PLATES, in horserac- greatest breadth. The Lower Glaciers do ing, plates in running, for which the horses not, as is generally imagined, communicate carry weight according to their height, in the with each other, and but few of thein are proportion of four inches to a hand. The fixed parallel to the central chain : they mostly rules for a give and take are, that horses mea- stretch in a transverse direction, are bordered suring fourteen hands are each to carry pine at the higher extremity by inaccessible rocks, stone; and that, if above or below which and on the other extend 'into the cultivated height, they are to carry seven pounds, more valleys, The thickness of the ice varies in or less, for every inch they are higher or lower. different parts. M. de Saussure found its geA horse, therefore, measuring fourleen hands veral depth in the glacier des Bois from eighty one inch and a half, will carry nine stone, ten to a hundred fcct, but questions not the informpounds, cight ounces; a horse measuring thir- ation of those who assert that in some places teen hands two inches and a half, will carry its thickness exceeds even six hundred feet, only eight stone, three pounds, eight ounces; These immense fields of ice usually rest on an the former being one inch and a half alore the inclined plain. Being pushed forward by the fourteen hands, the other onc inch and a half pressure of their own weight, and but weakly below it.
supported by the rugged rocks beneath, they GI’VER, s. (from to give.) One that gives; are intersected by large transverse chasms, and donor; bestower; distributer ; granter (Pope). present the appearance of walls, pyramids,
GIVES. s. Fetters or shackles for the and other fantastic shapes, observed at all feet.
heights and in all situations wherever the deGIULA, a town of Upper Hungary, 30 clivity exceeds thirty or forty degrees. But in miles S.W. of Great Waradin. Lat. 46.40 N. those parts where the plain on which they Lol. 20. 0 :.
sest is horizontal, or only gently inclined, the GIUSTANDEL, an episcopal town of Ma- surface of the ice is ncarly quiform; itae ciusins
Xe but few and narrow, and the traveller Exclusive of these circumstances, Mr. Coxe crosses on foot without much difficulty. The discovered, that the glacier of Grindelwald surface of the ice is not so slippery as that of had diminished, at least, 400 paces, between frozen ponds or rivers; it is rough and granu- the dates of his two visits in 1776 and 1785; lated, and is only dangerous to the passenger and in the valley of Chamouny, the Muraille in steep descents. 2. Upper Glaciers may be de Glace, which he had described as forming subdivided into those which cover the sum- the border of the glacier of Bosson, in 1776, mits, and those which extend along the sides no longer existed in 1785, and young trees of the Alps. Those which cover 'the summits had grown on the site of the edge of the glacier of the Alps owe their origin to the snow that of Montanvert. falls at all seasons of the year, and which re- M. Bourrit, who appears to have viewed mains nearly in its original state, being con- and described the glaciers, with all that engealed into a hard substance, and not con- thusiasm which the contemplation of such obverted into ice. For although, according to jects is calculated to inspire, speaks of thenı the opinion of some philosophers, the summit thus :—" To come at this collected mass of of Mont Blanc and of other elevated moun- ice (Des Bois) we crossed the Arve, and tratains is, from the glistening of the surface, velling in a tolerable road, passed some villasupposed to be covered with pure ice, yet it ges or hamlets, whose inhabitants behaved appears, both from theory and experience, with much politeness; they invited us to go that it is not ice, but snow. For in so elevated in and rest ourselves, apologized for our reand cold a region there cannot be melted a ception, and offered us a taste of their honey. quantity of snow sufficient to impregnate with After amusing ourselves some tinie amongst water the whole mass which remains undis- them we resumed our road, and entered a beausolved. Experience also justifies this reason- tiful wood of lofty firs, inhabited by squirrels. ing. M. de Saussure found the top of Mont The bottom is a fine sand, left there by the inBlanc only encrusted with ice, which, though undations of the Arveron; it is a very agreeable of a firm consistence, was yet penetrable walk, and exhibits some extraordinary appearwith a stick; and on the declivities of the ances. In proportion as we advanced into summit he discovered beneath the surface a this wood, we observed the objects gradually soft snow without coherence. The substance to vanish from our sight; surprised at which clothes the sides of the Alps is neither this circumstance, we were earnest to discover pure spow like that of the summits, nor ice the cause, and our eyes sought in vain for which forms the Lower Glaciers, but is an satisfaction; till, having passed through it, the assemblage of both.
charm ceased. Judge of our astonishment, Considerable difference of opinion has pre- when we saw before us an enormous mass of vailed amongst philosophers, whether the ice, twenty times as large as the front of our masses of ice and snow in these regions of cathedral of St. Peter, and so constructed, that endless winter increase, decrease, or remain we have only to change our situation to make nearly stationary: Mr. Coxe seems inclined to it reseinble whatever we please. It is a magthink they vary in their size: that gentleman nificent palace, cased over with the purest crysobserves, that the glacier of Montanvert is ge- tal; a inajestic temple, ornamented with a Derally bordered with trees; near the base of portico, and columns of several shapes and this vast body of frozen matter the ice is ex- colours ; it has the appearance of a fortress, cavated into an arch, perhaps one hundred Aanked with towers and bastions to the right feet in height, whence the 'Arveron rushes and left, and at bottom is a grotto, terminating with impetuosity and in a large sheet of water. in a dome of bold construction. This fairy As he approached the ice, he passed through a dwelling, this enchanted residence or cave of forest of firs: those near the arch were very fancy, is the source of the Arveron, and of ancient, and about eighty feet high ; the trees the gold which is found in the Arve. And if between them and the glacier were evidently we add to all this rich variety, the ringing younger, from the inferiority of their size and tinkling sound of water dropping from its sides, Other intrinsic marks, others still less, bad with the glittering refraction of the solar rays, been enveloped by the ice, and many were whilst tints of the most lively green, or blue, thrown down : arguing from this gradation or yellow, or violet, have the effect of different in the appearance of the firs, he concludes, coinpartments, in the several divisions of the that the glacier has originally extended to the grotto, the whole is so theatrically splendid!, full grown ancient trees, and dissolving, young so coinpletely picturesque, so beyond imaginaones have grown on its former site, which tion great and beautiful, that I can hardly have been overturned by a fresh increase of ice. believe the art of man has ever yet produced,
This inference seems almost conclusive, but nor ever will produce, a building so grand in it is still further supported by the fall of large its construction, or so varied in its ornaments. pieces of granite called moraine by the inhabit. Desirous of surveying every side of this mass, ants, which, borne along by the ice, sink we crossed the river about four hundred yards through it as it dissolves, and falling into the from its source, and mounting upon the rocks plain, form a border along its extremity; and ice, approached the vault; but while we those bave been urged forward by the pressure were attentively employed in viewing all its of new ice, and extend even to the place oc- parts, astonished at the sportiveness of fancy, cupied by the large firs.
we cast our eyes at one considerable meinber VOL. v;
of the pile above us, which was unaccountably chiefs, who were terrified at his bulk, and supported; it seemed to hold by almost nothing: Euryalus alone accepted his defiance : our imprulence was 100 evident, and we has
“ Hiin great Tydides urges to contend, tened to retreat; yet scarcely had we stepped Warm with the hopes of conquest for his back thirty paces before it broke off alt at once with a prodigious noise, and tumbled, rolling Officious with the cincture girds him round, to the very spot where we were standing just
And to his wrist the gloves of death are before." See AVALANCHES.
bound." GLACIS, in fortification, that mass of earth which serves as a parapet to the covered
The captives slain on this occasion were not way, sloping easily towards tire champaign, or
commanded to fight; they had been led to field. The glacis, otherwise called esplanade, the pile, and died with the sheep, oxen, is about six feet high, and loses itself by an in- courgers, and dogs, that their bodies might sensible diminution in the space of ten fáthoms. be burnt by the Hames which consumed that GLAD. a. (zlær, Saxon; glad, Danish.)
of Patroclus : 1. Cheerful; gay;
in a state of hilarity " Then, last of all, and horrible to tell, (Hilton). 2. Wearing a gay appearance; fer- Sad sacrifice! twelve Trojan captives fell." tile; bright; showy (Isaiah). 3. Pleased; elevated with joy (Proverbs). 4. Pleasing; the Romans deviated froin their predecessors
The above quotations positively prore, that exhilarating (Sidney). 5. Expressing glad- in the praetice of this barbarous custom. The ness (Pope).
to have destroyed their prisoners To Giav. v. a. (from the adjective.) To
a revengeful principle, and dispatched make glad ; to cheer; to exhilarate (Pope). GLADBACH, a town of Westphalia, in
them immediately; but the former refined the duchy of Juliers. Lat. 51. 14 N. Lon. upon cruelty, and would rather purchase cap
tives, or destroy the lives of ill-disposed slaves, 6.10 E.
than send the ashes of their friends to the urn To GLADDEN. v. a. (from glad.), To bloodless, or the spectators of the obsequies cheer; to delight; to make glad ; to exhila- hoine, without the gratification of witnessing rate (Addison).
wretches cutting each other to death, though GLADDER. s. (from glad.) One that
not under the influence of previous anger. Acmakes glad; one that exhilarates (Dryden): cording to Valerius Maximus; and Lampridius
GLADE s. (from glop.in, Saxon.) A in Heliogabalus, gladiators were first introlawn or opening in a wood (Pope) GLADEN. Gla’der. s. (from gladius, funeral of their father, in the consulship of
duced at Rome by M. and D. Brútus, at the Lat. a sword.) Swordgrass : a general name of Ap. Claudius and M. Fulvius, plants that rise with a broad blade like sedge. GLA'DFULNESS s. (glad and fulness.) tinguished by their weapons, mapner, and
"There were various kinds of gladiators, disJov; gladness: obselete (Spenser). GLADIATE SILIQUE. Gladiatem lega, catervarii, who always fought in troops or
time of fighting, &c. as, the Andabatæ. The men. In botany. A gladiate or sword-shaped companies, number against number ; or, acsilique or legume. As in Cleome arabica, cording to others, who fought promiscuously Dolichos ensiformis.
without any certain order. The dimachæ, GLADIATORS, persons who fought for who fought armed with two poniards or swords, the amusement of the public in the arenas of ainphitheatres in the city of Rome, and who fought in cars.
or with sword and dagger. The essedarii,
The fiscales, or Cæsarat other places under the dominion of the jana, who belonged to the einperor's company; Romans. The term is derived from their and who, being more robust and dexterous use of the gladius, or sword, and the ori- than the rest, were frequently called for, and gin of this horrid custom is said to have therefore named also postulatitii
. Several been the practice of sacrificing captives to the other kinds are mentioned by ancient authors: manes of chiefs killed in battle. It seems,
There are few nations which have poi, in however, more probable, that it arose from some part of their history, encouraged gladiathe funera! ganies of antiquity, when the tors in a greater or less degree. It is not a friends of the deceased fought in honour of century since we had gladiators in London, his memory; an instance of which occurs in who fought and bled, obert never killed each the twenty-third book of the Iliad, at the other. Malcolm's Anecdotes of the Manners burning of the body of Patroclus, Achilles and Customs of this great Metropolis, conhaving ordained every solemn rite usual upon tains numerous particulars relating to those those occasions, Homer adds,
modern swordsmen, whose exertions were
rivalled by several females in the art of box“ The prizes next ate ordered to the field, For the bold champions who the cæstus from the publication alluded to, will be a
ing and cutting. One of their challenges, wickel."
proper conclusion to this article : “ In Islinge The leather which composed the cæstus being ion Road, on Monday, being the 17th of July, loaded with lead, enabled the combatants to 1727, will be performed a trial of skill by the give each other mortal blows, though the following conibatants : We, Robert Barker hands only were used. Epeus, of gigantic and Mary Welsin, from Ireland, having often stature, challenged the whole of the Grecian contaminated our swords in the abdominious