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Remarkable Fires in 1791. sential dignities and also from the dig. ker's work-mop, in Duke-street, Soho, nities of the two fuperiors then opposed, which ipread to Wardour-street and to produced in the elements a violence, Berwick-itreet, destroying near which burft heavily on Lincoln's Inn houses. district and Chancery Lane, and in St.

A large

timber-yard in BermondStephen's Chapel, a co-greflive attack sey-Itreet. on the Lawyers, who supported a part A great conflagration in Rotherhithe, audaciously avowed by the Chancellor, near so houses and warehoutes deftroy will not require farther Astral reasons ed : a fhip under repair near the thore, for the violences in England and the took fire from the houses, and after fedefignation of those violences. If he veral attempts to scuttle her, sheered off be wise, he will likewise see, that they into the itream. The efforts of several are typical, and expect a heavy and ac- hundred people. in boats, around, precumulating burst.

vented any material damage to the With respect to London in particu- numerous tiers which the paffed lar, and fires in particular, you will through; the appearance of such a find by referring to my discourse on the fire.fhip in motion, in the midst of the solar eclipse June 4th, 1788, inserted shipping of the port of London, was a in No. II. of this Magazine, that mal. fight equally fingular, awful, and inconfigurations in Sl produce fires in these teresting; The was at length, with united cities, one of which is under 4 great dexterity, laid athwart the iterand the other under 1. Now, at the. lings of London Bridge, where she period of which I speak, the GEORGIAN burnt to the water's edge. was the only planet in s, and in the Nov.-The great cotton mill at new Moon in February, you will find Clithero, in Lancashire, built by Live. he had jult fuffered feveral oppositions. fey and Co. was entirely destroyed; And he in very truth is a hear'y and in the damage was estimated at 20,000l. veterate affictor. So take warning. B. Dec.-The porter-brewhouse at

Worceller, nearly consumed. This A Great part of the town of Mine was the largest brewery in Great Brihead in Somersetshire dcitroved. tain, those of London excepted.

MARCH.-The Albion Mills con Bugle Hall, a large house in SouthYumed; the damage computed, at ampton, formerly the residence of the least, at 70,00ol.

Earls of Southampton, entirely burnt MAY.. -Several houses destroyed down ; the distress of the inhabitants of near St. George's Church in the Bo- the town was much increased from a rough.

violent storm of wind and rain, which A great fire at the village of Kin- continued all night, threatening them nerfley in Shropshire.

at once with dettruction from opposite JUNE.-A large timber-yard in elements. Rosemary-lane ; several buildings de The great cotton-mill at WarringItroyed, and ncar 40 dwelling houses. ton, in Lancashire; the damage com. received damage.

puted at 18,000l. JULY.--Birmuham fires.

The Duke of Richmond's house, in AUCUST.-Ninc houses destroyed Privy-garden Westminster, destroyed in at the Water-gate, Deptford; the the day-time, notwithstariding the imKing's Tips moored near the spot, mediate assistance of engines, firemen, were much endangered.

a regiment of soldiers, &c. The floors Sept.-Seventeen houses, a large tan of this house had been lined with iron ner's work, several barns and granaries, plates, and various other precautions and a large quantity of farming-ftock, had been taken to renderit income destroyed at Newport in Shropshire. bustible.

A fire broke out at a cabinet-ma.

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PALMISTRY.

CHAPTER

16

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7. The Percussion, to the Moari and

Mars.

The wrist is referred to Mars.
À TABLE OF PALMISTRY.

There are lines of an inferiør degree,
From Saunders.

which are not found in every hand, and

they are, IN all the lines of the hand we must especially observe ;

1. The way of the Sun, or Solar.

2. The milky way, or via combusta. 1. Their quantity in longitude, ex

3. The Way of Saturn. tent, and profundity ; viz. length,

THE DESCRIPTION AND SITUATION breadth, and depth ; crookedness

OF THESE LINES. and straightness. 2. Their quality in colour and figure, in reference to shape and complex

1. The line of the heart, or life, ina

closes the thunb, and separates it ion. 3. Their action in reference to other

from the plan of Mars. lines, as touching or cutting.

2. The middļe natural line begins at: 4. Their passion in relation to other

the rising of the fore-finger, near

that of life, and ends at the mount lines, as being touched or cut by

of the Moon. them. 5. Place and position.

3. The line of the liver begins at the

bottom of that of life, and reaches

to the table line, making this trianThe lines of the land are princi

guler figure A. pally

4. The table line, or line of fortune,

begins under the mount of Mercu. 1. The line of the heart, which is that ry, and ends near the fore-finger

of life, which is referred to the Sun. and middle-finger. 2. The Cephalick line and parts, 5. Venus's girdle begins near the joint

which is the middle natural line, of the little-finger, and ends between to the Moon and Jupiter.

the fore-finger and middle-finger. 3. The line of the head to Mercury. . 6. The Percussion is between Venus 4. The Table line, or line of fortune, and the Moon, also called the Fe. to Jupiter.

rient a feriendo, froin striking. 5. Venus's girdle, to Venus. 7. The wrilt contains those lines 6. The line of Dcath, or Sinister of which separate the hand from the the line of life, to Saturn.

arm, called Ra Scetta.

See the following Figure.

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Observe; that if the letter A be to them, and if they can obtain that found in the place of Saturn ħ, (as point, will prove ungrateful. in this mount or line) it denotes that If the letter A, or such a mark be the person will be covetous.

found in the place of Jupiter 2, the If I H XE be found there, it pre- person will prove honest, wealthy, and dicts that the person will be laborious a good friend ; if the letter B is found during life ; that he will be rich, and there, he will be powerful, rich, forlive well in old age; that he will be tunate ; beloved by kings and princes. deemed wise, and obtain the favour of If such a b is found, he will be rich, great persons, but let him beware of religious, and much esteemed. IFC his kinsfolks, who will endnavour to be found, he will be general of an arpersuade him to make over his eitate my. If D be there, it denotes perfi

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Explanation of the Figure. diousness in all the party's actions, and the person will have a large inheritance, comunitting incest. If the Iciter E be but addicted to venery and the inoit unfound, or fomething like it, he will be natural paflions. If the lecter F, it enriched by women, but hated by his foretelis wisdom, a good memory,, parents. If F appears, he will be a and the person will understand arts Matesman, grave, wise, fortunate in and sciences. If Gg, the person will counsel, and be loved by his superiors. be given to mirth, keep great com. If G be found, he will be a man of pany, yet be subject to surfeits, and luxury, especially in women, but pre- pains of the head and ftomach. If serve his reputation among his acquaint. such an O, or such a one o, be found

If the letter o, or such a cha- in the mount of the Sun, they denote racter as be feen, he will be wise honetty; riches, that the person will be and discreet, have a penetrating judg- an inventor of arts, beloved by women, ment, understand arts and sciences, and will suffer by them, be extremely loved for his merits, be If A a be found in the place of rich, and have trusty friends all his Venus ,f, he is unfaithful ; will love life.

poor, beggarly, fick, and unwhollome If the letters A a in any of the sig- women, and will receive dainage from nifications of Mars ô , the person will them. If the letter B, the person be hard-hearted, much given to anger will be happy in marrying into a noble and passion, and prove unmerciful. family, by which he will get riches IF B á be found, he will be rich, be and honour. If C be found there, it loved by princes, and have a great denotes the person to be a fornicator, poft in the army. If C be found, he and will commit lewdnefs with his will be an expert maller in geometry, near relations, and at lait marry one 21:d other sciences, yet be a sufierer by whom he knew before. If the letter grief, or a fall from an high place. Dd, he will be an expounder of dreams, If the letter d, he will injure his father, a searcher of hidden secrets, ' will be splenetic, and aft:cted with aches speak truth, and love travelling. If in his joints. If the letter E appears, the letter E be found, he shall be for. he will be litigious, und suffer much tunate in all things, and receive joy by it, keep company with lewd and and content from persons of quality, vile women, and if he gets a loving If P, he will dispatch much business. If wife, will go near to break her heart. G be found, he will receivę much joy If the letter F be found, the person and good by women. will be crafty, false, a liar, a traitor, If Aa be found in the place of and fuffer much thereby. IfG, he Mercury 8, such persons will be inwill be a thief, and commit' many quisitous, search after fecrets, and stue abominable actions,

dy to find the philosopher's stone, and If the letters A a be found in the receive great prejudice thereby; they place of the Sun O, the person will will be flow of specch, of a perverle be happy; but if they are not perfect, inind, rail against others, and do that then judge the contrary.

If the letters to their neighbours which they would there, they then denote not have done to themselves. It B the person to be ingenious, to have a is found there, they are merchants, good wit, to be advanced to high sta- fair and honeit dealers, and will have tions, and universally beloved. If the great substance. If C be found; they letter C appears, it prognosticates pair, will neglect their own good and welloss of eyes, sudden death, and that fare, be given to sports and games, be the person will do mischief to his fa- learned in the tongues, write well, but ther. If it be like the letters D d, compose false things and perform exthey denote power, riches, and prefer, cellent conclusions by their own in went. If the letter E, it shews that diftry. IfD be there, they are wise

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men, doctors in sciences, particularly ty, they love a quiet life, and are easy Aftronomy, and Attrology; but if that to believe and trust their acquaintance letter be unihapely, and of an ill co

with secrets. If A a be found there, lour, they are poor, will do great they denote fickness, and that the perthings in youth, be rich after middle fon will consume his paternal inheri. age, suffer pain at the stomachi, and tance. Įf B b, they are fortunate, reliother parts, and love magic arts. If gious, and love people that are i. If E, they are religious, will be women's C, they are. subtle, bold, subject to taylors, or stay-makers, or busy them- weak eyes, will have a long and tedious selves in pictures. If F be found, sickness, or be taken off by sudden they are expert and excellent searchers death. If D d be found, they will be into nature, and have great knowledge intermeddlers, þave fore eyes, and in philosophy. If G G g, they are of pain in the stomach. If £ ¢ they will good life and underftanding, loving lit- be very much addicted to luft. If F, tle children, little women, &c. they will seek their fortunes, be faith

And they who are of the na- ful, and of good condition. Gg beture of the moon ), and have this tokens greatness and nobility, but if character X in the quadrangle, will be they are imperfect, they forețel many poor, in youth extremely rich after mid- diseases. dle age, and then be reduced to pover

To be continued,

THE QUERIST. NO VI.

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SOLUTION TO QUERIES IN NO. IV.

Notwithstanding all this, I verily

believe, that they were all once in a BY BEN Rów.

fluid state : and could bring forward }

IT has been a long contested quer- many respectable authorities in proof tion, whether there were stenes in the of it; but as I am afraid of being tao - antediluvian world not ? ---some prolix, shall content myself with one. ftrenuously supporting one opinion, John Reinhold Forster, F. A. S. some the other.

says, in his discourse on mineral boThe first mention we find of stones, dies *, “ All fofiils, minerals, and ine: is at the building of Babel, where Mo- tals, are generated by combination : fés informs us, that '“ Brick had they combination depends upon the attracfor stone, and ilime had they for mor tion of the discrete parts, or the sepa.

ration of the concrete paros, neither of But to the query. The common proof which can be effected without previous that stones grow is supported by an ob- fluidity," servation that if stones are gathered out of “ Stones t are undoubtedly masses a ploughed field ; in a few years there of earth, which were formerly in a will be so many as there were before ;" soft disialved state, and have been inwhich is a very erroneous doctrine, as durated by elçctrive atiraclion, chry I know by experience.

talization, or evaporation." Undoubtedly, If you gather all the " An absorbent earth, mixed with stones from off the surface of the land, a few acid and alkaline particles difit muit cause the plough to enter folved together in water, and afterdeeper into the earth, and lay hold of wards evaporated by a gentle degree of those stoncs, which before it did not heat, might form calcarcous stones.touch; but if you weigh a stone, and “The difference in stones arises from bury it seven years, it will be the exact weight to a grain as before,

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