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37 43 30- 3 cloudy, some very light rain
30 39 30-10 clear
35 42 30-10 cloudy, drizzling
35 43
30. 9

cloudy, some light rain
35 45 30. 7 thin scattered clouds
45 50 30-12 ditto
47 51 30-15 mostly cloudy, afternoon rainy

39 48 30-15 mostly cloudy, some-showers
9 35 46 30-10 ditto
10 30 41 30-11 mostly clear
11 30 40 30- 9 ditto
35 4+
30, 7

cloudy, afternoon rainy 13 37 43 30. 3 mostly clear

36 43 30- 4 scattered clouds. 15 34 38 29-18 niostly cloudy

[times, windy 16 30 34 29-16 ground covered with snow in the morn, cloudy at

28 33 29.16 mostly cloudy, iying flakes of suow 18 26 33 29.12 cloudy, fakes of snow flying most of the day 19 28 38 29. 5 ground thickly covered with snow, day clear 20 28 32 28-18 In the night the heaviest snow for the winter, snow and 91 40 46 28.14 clondy, rainy, high wind

(rain all day. 22 42 46 29. 6

rain inost of the day
41 44 29:12 morning cloudy, afternoon constant rain
37 38 29. 0

cloudy, rain most of the day
25 29 36 29-12 clear
26 25 40 30. 9

clear 27 39 44 29-18 morning clear, afternoon cloudy, evening rain 29 48 51

29- 7

rainy, very tempestuous 29 49 54 29. 9

cloudy, mostly, raivy, windy 30

52,55 29- 5 cloudy, frequent rain, high wind 31 41 53 29-15 cloudy, evening very rainy. The aperage degrees of Temperature, from observations made at eight o'clock in the morning, are 36.22 100ths; those of the corresponding month in the year 1811, were 40-22 100ths; in 1810, 39-45 100ths; in 1809, 50-56 100ths; in 1808, 33-66 100ths ; in 1907, 33 46 100ths; in 1806, 37-94 100ths ; in 1805, 40-20 100ths; and in 1804, 36-33 100ths.

The quantity of Rain falten this month is equal to 2 inches 72 100ths; that of the corresponding month in the year 1811, was 1 inch 65 100ths ; in 1810, O inches 69 100rbs; in 1809, 1 inch 27 100ths; iu 1808, 35 100ths ; in 1807, 0 inches 34 100ths ; in 1806; 1 inch 67 100ths ; in 1805, 6 inches 98 100ths; and in 1804, 1 inch 80 100ths.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for April 1812. By W. CARY, Strand.
Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer,

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For APRIL, 1812.


April 3. the strictest integrity, adorned his life. Trefollowing design for public He died on the 15th day of March, 1803, wich in Kent, for the late Mr. Bors, The proposed public memorial was the learned and ingenious Historian of not carried into execution ; but an that antient town and port, soon after elegant mural monument has been bis decease; but has since been super. erected in the chancel of the parish seded for a monumeot erected by his church of St. Clement, at Sandwich, family, with the Latin Epitaph inserted by the Family of the deceased, with in your last, p. 238, of which t-sub an inscription in Latin, of which the join a translation I was favoured with foregoing is a translation (omitting by a gentleman residing in that place. the verses wbich are applicable only

to the emblematic desigo) with the Emblematic figures of Genius and Sci

following conclusion : ence, presenting to Time a Portrait or Medallion of the Deceased, with a

“ He married his first wife in the. Scroll affixed to it bearing these lines : year 1759, Elizabeth Wise, the daughter “ Accept, O venerable Sire

of a gentleman in this town; she died Of all the ages past,

in the year 1761, and was buried in the

ehurch of St. Peter :: his second wife, This portrait of our favour'd Son;

whom he married in 1762, was Jane, Preserve it to the last.

daughter of Thomas Fuller, gent. of Inscribe in thy records his name, Statenborough, in the Hamlet of Eastry, Which we ordain shall live,

in this county, who died in 1783, and Who in his day deserv'd that fame lies buried Which our decree can give.

the same grave with her

husband. By the former, he had issue Let it peculiar honours gain

one son William Henry, and one daughIn this distinguish'd place,

ter Elizabeth; by the latter six sons and Which bis historic pen describes, three danghters of these, Elizabeth and

And which his talents grace." Sarah have departed this life some time Inscription on the base or pedestal

since; but the others survive, and have (being now part of the epitaph:)

consecrated this tablet to the memory of a beloved Fatber."

W.B. “To the respected memory of WILLIAM BOYS, Esq. Fellow of the Antiquarian and Linnæan Societies ; of an

SALE OF THE ROXBURGH LIBRARY, aatient and illustrious family of Bon. A

T length this extraordinary col. sington and Fredville in this county,

lection is doomed to come under He was born at Deal; which he left, the hammer; and before the expira. and established himself in this Town, tion of next month, a part of it will wbere he practised Surgery and Media have been thus disposed of. The cine from his youth to an advanced pe. sale, if report speaks true, will com: riod of life: He was a Jurat of this meuce about the middle of May; and Town and Port forty-two years, and already the thoughtful brows of the twice filled the office of Mayor. During speculative, and the rash resolves of the performance of the duties of his pro the wealthy, fession, and of his public station, he cul, Give dreadful note of preparation." tivated Polite Literature with success. Natural History, the Remains of Anti

The bibliomaniacal world is burnquity, and especially the Civil and Paroing for Catalogues ; which Mr. Nicol chial Records of the Town and Port of (like a skillut huntsinan exhibiting Sandwich, were elucidated by the force of the fox above the reach of the bis genius and the depth of his learning. hounds) bolds out in contemplation Creat liberality and peculiar candour of 'only, till the impatience of the publick mind, the most courteous manners and is ready to break all, bounds ; or till


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he perceives that hope deferred This notice may suffice for the premakes every heart sick.'' What bus. sent. With the General Index to the tle, joy, and vexation, will be evinced History (which is diligently preparing,

! Here á ldver of Romances will be given such material additions and starring his Lancelot du Lac; and corrections as may be communicated. there a treasurer of Old Poetry I should be much obliged to any be ticking off his Wynkyns and descendant of Bp. STILLINGFLEET, Pynsons! The Italian Cognoscenti who will favour me with a good pediwill be madder than the maddest ; gree of that respectable Family, for and the favourite' Boccaccio will the 6 HISTORY or DÖRŠETSHIRE. cause a sigh to heave from every The Bishop was twice married. By breast. What a scene for the pencil the first wife he had Edward, father of the author of thë Bibliographical of Benjamin, the celebrated NaturalRomance * to delineate! Such a day, ist. - "By the second, he had James, or rather sale, will not have been Dean of Worcester, who died in 1746. witnessed since the time of --James Dr. Robert Stillingfleet, the Dean's West. [Some particulars in our next.] son, was a Prebendary of Durham

PHILEMON. and died at Bristol in 1759. Had he

any other sons? Is there any Epitaph Mr. URBAN,

April 3. for the Dean, or for the Prebendary, VER auxious to correct errors, I either at Worcester, Durham, or

* beg leave to mention one which Bristol? Wbat Relation was Edward, appears in the "History of Leicester- who died in 1777 ? J. NICHOLS. shire;" where it is stated, on the (gene P. S. Allow me to add, that the rally accurate) authority of the Rev. "Literary Anecdotes” are compléts: Čarte,'"bat the High Sheriff of ed at the press, with the exception Leicestershire pays annually to the of two or three sheets of “additions," Earl of Stamford 101. for licence to and wait only for some additional come into the Hundred of Sparken- Portraits, and the “ Index,' wbich an hoe, to execute any part of his office." unusual temporary press of business On this a professional gentlemau of unavoidably delays for a few weeks. great ie pectability at Leicester says, Yours, &c.

J. N.' *** No such payinent is made, or was, I believe, ever before heard of; I have served the office of Under Sheriff myself,

Mr. URBAN, IYorksop, April 13. and seen it executed several times; and CAT in the pan." - Ay unknown have also inquired of most of the Prac Correspondent imagines, very tisers here who have served it; and all naturally, that it is corrupted from say the same thing. What could give cate in the pan.”—These are the very rise to the idea I cannot conceive, unless words of Dr. Jobuson (see his Dictionby some blunder respecting a payment 'ary); and they certainly allude to made by the Sheriff to the Steward of the Paul Gemisege, i. e. Samuel Pegge : Honor of Leicester, for the liberty of ex but, as Mr. Dowland, in your last, p. ecuting process within the Duchy of 228, seems to think that "

much Lancaster, which, you know, includes or reading and some ingenuily”, qught extends over considerable portions of to give way to a deficiency of both, the County, and I believe, more or less; how far his pretensions should be al} the Hundreds; which payment used to be 81. till lately, when it was raised to, supported is the subject of this

paper. I believe, about 20l. If you can devise

It is not my disposition to be witty ; any means of rectifying this mistake, 1, and if any thing I shall advance wears and all I have talked with, hope and that complexion, I beg it may be trust you will; as may pos- considered as merely illustrative of sibly some time or other produce mis- · the subject. chief, besides, at all events, now operasi Mr. Gemsege, your old Corresponting against the credit of the work itself debt, vol. XXIV. p. 66, to preserve which there is no one of meaning of cat i the 'pan is “ the

tells us the your subscribers more anxious than,

changing of sides in politics or reliYours, &c.

C. L.”

gion ; that the turning of a cake in See a description of the Roxburgh a pan very, aptly expresses this, or, as Sale, by anticipation, in the Bibliomania, we otherwise might say, turning obes Pr! 19.

coat ;' but Mr. Gemsege no where,


asserts, or intimates, that it requires a to be a rich and most delicious cake ? frequency or: repetition of turning to We never, I am positive, can presume constitute a cat in the pan, which Mr. it to mean a sucking pig or a fat Dowland's reasoning implies. Mr. goose,“ the immediate prodace of the Dowland says, a cat, when suspended farm.” By a visit to the farın, we shall by the deck in a band, twirls about; get acquainted with a stranger Mr. and by his using the words “rotary Dowland has not thought fit to introinotion, I should suppose bim to duce to us ; I mean the salt-cat Mr. mean a perpetual one to be necessary, Geisege speaks of, whom I under: connecting with it the idea of over stand to be a very worthy resident coming the nine lives of a cat by sus- of the Pigeon-house, and well kogva pension; bow he makes the gesticula- to all the people of the farm, so much tion of the cat, or that of its taking so thatthe most illiterate plough-boy, up more space than perhaps any other belonging to the said farm, will tell animal during strangulation, to apply you, in his own dialect, all about ibe to the proyerb “turn cat i' the pan,” salt-cat, just to the same meaning as he has not explaioed.

Mr. Gemsege has done, with which Though Mr. Dowland thinkslightly meaning of Mr.Gemsege's I shall close of much learning, I find he attends to this paper, as I am fearful of having as much of Mr. Gemsege's as he encroached too much on your pages, imagines will serve bimself, erudite- and that I have tired your Readers : ly supporting it with a proof from “ Now that this is the true original of Shakspeare. Here I wisb Mr. Dow. this saying is very clear, from a similar land had not lost sight of caodour; for corruption in the word salt-cat. A saltthis, with his saying that, “indeed it cat is a cake well impregnated with is afterwards observed by the same brine, and laid in a pigeon-house, in ‘respectable writer, that cale is no

order to tempt and entice the birds,

who are exceeding fond of it; and cat is olher but the last syllable of the word delicate, and that cates signifies deli- cake, just as it is in this proverbial saying

here used for cate, in the sense of a cacics," leads the reader to believe which we are now explaining. (Gent: that Mr. Gemsege has relinquished Mag. vol. XXIV. p.67.) PAUL Gemsege. his assertion that cate meads cake ;

Yours, &c.

W. M. now that he bas not done so, take it from his own words:


April 4. COL.

V king Alfred, in Speed, for letting the Douglas, on the female side, was cake at the fire burn, the author ob- descended from Stephen Gardiner, serves, she little suspected him to be the Bp. of Winchester." man that had been served with more

Was not Stephen Gardiner a Popish delicate cates. Speed's Hist. p. 386; bishop? was he married ? if not, Mr. Here it signifies a cake, but in general D. could not be descended from him, it means any dainty or delicaay."

though he might be of the family. Add to this the quotation from Dr. «His mother was daughter of Mr. Johoson I started with ; for would the Gardiner of Haling, near Croydon. Doctor have said, “ imagine very na Sand Place, near Dorking, was turally, if he had not understood cate also a mansion of the above gentlein the pan to mean a cake?

man, whose sister was married to the But Mr. Dowland himself has prov. Rt. Hon. Arthur Onslow, Spoaker of ed that cates means cake, though he the House of Commons." knows it not; for his quotation from Christopher Gardiner, of Send Shakspeare, taken with his observa. Place, near Dorking, married Elizations thereon, it is most certain, ac

beth daughter of Sir Edward Onslow, knowledges as much; he says that and she dying in childbed, ia 1624, delicacies,or dainties we may presame, at the age of 21, was buried in Dorkcome from the farm. Now we will ing church, where is a monument for apply this to his quotation from Shak- her. Mr. Gardiner in the year folspeare, and then ask if we can be lowing purchased Haling House, near otherwise than simpletons, if we do Croydon, which remained in his fanot believe the metaphor

milý till 1707. Arthur Onslow, esq. -“My super dainty Kate, Speaker of the House of Coinmons, For dainties are all Cates,

born in 1691, married in 1720, Anne,

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