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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 passed through. Another cantherto, the whole remains mysterious and dlestick with a tin lamp in it that stood unravelled.
by it, were both daihed together, and About ten o'clock at night, they fent 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 them. 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 lastly, rified that he could remain no longer. tumbled over, and Iclled about the room.
As Mrs. Golding could not be rer The vnaid then defied Richard Fowler suaded to go to bed, Mrs. Pain at that not to itt her mistress remain there, as time (one o'clock) inade an excuse to Me fa d, wierever she was, the fame go up itairs to her youngeft child, un things would follow. In consequence der pretence of getting it to sleep, but of this advice, and fearing greater losies Me really acknowledges it was through to him elf, he desired she would quit his fear, as the declares the could not sit 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 saucers remaining out of a considera- which Providence was determined to ble quantity of china, &c. which was purtile her on this side of the grave, for dettroyed to the amount of Tome pounds. he could not help thinking, she was the
About five o'clock on Tuesday morn- objcct 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 measure of affliction complete, not only all defcription ! their only security 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 chadame catastrophe, as had been expected radier of a bad and wicked woman,when the niorning before, at Mrs. Golding's: till this tine, she was eiteemed as a molt in consequence of this refolution, Mrs. deserving person. In candourto Fowler, Golding and her maid went over the he could not be bl:'med; what could he way tù Richard Fowler's: when Mrs. do? what would any man have done that Golding's maid had seen hier tafe to Ri was so circumttanced
Mrs. Golding chard Fowler's, The c'me back to Mrs. soon faiisfied him; she told him the Pain, to help her to dreis the children wou'd not stay in his house, or in any in the lurn, where he had carried them other person's, as her conscience was for fear of the houie talling. At this quite clear, and she could as well wait iime all was quict; they then went to the will of Providence in her own house Fowler's, and then began the fame scene as in any other place whatever ; upon as had happened at the other places. It which the and her maid went honie, Mr. mut be remarked, all was quiet here as Pain went with them. After they had well as elsewhere, till the maid re got to Mrs. Golding's the last time, the turned.
fame tranfactions once more began up: When they got to Mr. Fowler's, he the remains that were left. began to light a fire in luis back room. A nine gallon cask of beer, that was When cone, 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.
boiled like a pot.
ITS COLOUR IN CERTAIN CIRCUM-
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 self 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.
same. Mr. Pain then desired Mrs. Golding to send her maid for his wife to come to them; when she was gore all was quiet; NATURAL CURIOSITY OF STONE, upon her return Me was immediately WHICH, LIKE THE CAMELION, HAS discharged, and no disturbances have happened fince; this was between fix and leven o'clock on Tuesilay niorning.
At Mrs. Golding's were broke the quantity of three paits 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 Meived him, among other cumstantial, and faithful account of curiosities, a stone called by fome the which I have laid before the public ; Mineral Polypeis, about the size of a for so doing, I hope to escape its cen- large pea, and of an afh-colour. What fure; I have neither exaggerated or di- is wonderful in this stone is, that though minished one circumftance to my know. opaque, and having no transparent part, ledge; and have endeavoured as much after being laid in water, it began in lels as poffible, throughout the whole, to than six minutes to appear shining at the itate only the facts, without presuming edges, and to communicate to the water to obtrude my opinion on them. If I a fort of luminous shadow, and of the have in part hinted any thing that cclour 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 amethyst, and from thence successively to charge her with the cause, right or to black, white, and cloudy colours, and, wrong, but only from a itrict adherence as it were, furrounded with smoke; and to truth, moit' sincerely wishing this at last appeared quite brilliant, entirely extraordinary affair may be unravelled. transparent, and of very beautiful
The above narrative, is abíolutely low amber colour. Taken out of the waand strictly true, in witness whereof ter, it returned to its former opaque state, we have set our hands this eleventh after being coloured successively, and in day of January 1772.
a retro de order, with the fame dyes it Mary GOLDING. had before assumed 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 Blochlev, THE following are the measure and Worcestershire, judged to be about 300 particulars of a large oak, fallen the last years old, which is perfectly found, and month in the park of Sir John Roushout, is very fine tiinber: girt at five feet from
the ground 21 feet; smallest girt 18; employed in digging the itone quarry, a length of the branches 30 ; solid con little eaftward of Dunbar, a part of the tents of the body 634; estimated tim- earth give way, and carried two of ber in the arms 200 ; total 834 feet. them backward into the quarry, a height Supposed to be worth at least 28. 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 sold for 51. 55. Total mangled in a fhocking manner.
One of value 941. 195.
them, a young man tiventy
of There is now living at Carlisle, a Mr. age, who had his skull severely fracJofeph Strong, a diaper weaver, who, tured, died in an hour after; the other though stone blind, has not only worked ftill continues in a very 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 on; 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 nieans to unlock off the land, must have been the work the doors of the cathedral one night, and of a great army, and may be supposed to was trying the tone and ftops of the or have lain there since the Romans were gin, when the noise it occasioned, so in the country, whose cuítomn it was to much alarmed the people in the neigh- burn their dead, and deposite their ashes bourhood, and the circumstance of the in urns. organist's dying a short time before, had 3. The wife of a labouring man, at fuch a weight upon vulgar apprehensions Wendon, near Saffron Walden, in Ele that it was some time before any person sex, was broug!ıt 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 Hon. 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 something. 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 osity, 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 cne of the best guides in the country! his wife, who had lived from him for He was in his youth overtaken upon a Tonye tiine past. Oa a promise of betcommon by a person who had lost him ter treatment, he allured her back again ; felf, and not knowing Mr. Strong, ak- 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 wis pay- the survived only a few days. ing his addresses to the fame lady, who 17. This day, in St. James's Park, was then the object of Mr. Strong's James Sutherland Enq. Judge Advocate journey, and whom he afterwards mar at Minorca during the last war, shot ried.
himielf, 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.
Embellished with Three Capital Copper-Plates; the firit, a HEAD of
SATAN, drawn by Fuseli; the second, Portrait of a DRUNKEN
PART OF THE CONTENTS.
THE QUERIST. No. II.
Curious Questions on Cards
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