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desperate act had been commit- took it But I hare so innocent as ted. Scarcely a vestige of the you are of the crime it was unface remained, when the Coro- der no lock My Master told Me ner's jury examined the body on it should never be nowd in the Wednesday: the brain had been Rigt if I did not tell it My self collected and placed in one But I Cannot lye under the scanbloody heap where the scull had dle of any such thing without been. The only circumstance (two words followed which we which could be deposed before could not make out] nown I the Coroner, G. Gwynne, Esq. Barde a good character ever as likely to have affected the de- since I been in the Rigt I wood ceased's mind, and subdued it to soonder loos my life then loos the distressing catastrophe, was my character So my pice is loded that of his having been suspected and My life is short I You to have robbed an officer of the will write to the Cornal and tell trifling amount of two shillings. him the reson of my death So The following letter, a literal A Due No more from Your Becopy, supposed to have been loved Son THOMAS BLAMAY. written but a very short time pre- “ Dirictions to write Cornall vious to his death, was read at Jordan

Comaning 2th or Queens the Inquest :--

Royal Rigt of foot Brighton Ba“ Brighton, March, 15, 1822. racks Sussex or els ware.".--This “ Dear Father and Mother letter was superscribed as fol

“ I have taken my pen to write lows: “Mr Pitter Blamay Landthos fu lins to you oping to find livery neer Lostwithiel, Cornyou in health as it leaves Me at wall." present thank God for it But I The Jury, after a few minutes' have been acused Wrong full to deliberation, at the close of the Day My Master losed to shil- evidence, found a verdict of Lulings and he says I must have nacy.

POETRY.
ON THE DEATH OF AN UNHAPPY FEMALE,
Sweet, oh! sweet be thy sleep, thou child of misfortune,
Swift by thy flight to yon regions above,
Where no lurking villain shall blast thine enjoyments,
By wounding that heart which was form'd but to love.
Come hither, ye maids, like the summer-rose blushing,
Sweet as morning's pure breath, and as pure as the dew;
Come and weep o'er a sister---for this faded flower
Was as sweet, and as pare, and as lovely as you.
But keen sensibilities shot through her heart-strings,
Temptation assail'd her, and early she fell ;
And prudes levell'd at her the shafts of their making,
And scandal exulted her ruin to tell.
(O ye, who enjoy the distress of another,
À curse on the venom that poisons your breast !

Could nothing atone for a single transgression,
And lull the emotions of envy to rest ?)
Her mother forsook her; her angry father,
With eyes lasing fury, pronounces her doom ;
“My children l'il save from the breath of pollution,
And no house of mine shall afford you a home !"
The shock was too much, her spirit was brooken,
She fell and expired in the very next field:
And lay there exposed with but little upon her,
Her limbs from the fierce winds of winter to shield.
Sweet, oh! sweet be thy slumbers, thou child of misfortune,
Swift be thy fight to yon regions above,
Where no lurking villain shall blast thy enjoyments,
By wounding that heart which was form'd but to love.

RECOLLECTIONS AT BRIGHTON.
Land of my youthful days, my native shore,
With much delight I scan thy beauties o'er :

Each well known place

And scene I trace,
Create sensations,, never felt before..
On yonder hill, whose craggy base expands,
To ocean's limits, and her silver sands,

I will inhale

The healthful gafe,
Its lofty summit and its scite commands.
'Twas there, in purest streams, I drank those joys
That bless the morn of life---which never cloys:

Of friendship's store,

Love's artless lore,
I sipp'd the sweets as much as other boys.
And in yon briny flood, I oft did bathe,
And oft, with ardent pride; I dar'd to brave ;

Or float upon,

Or swim along
The rippling billow, or the foaming wave.
Or, on the pebbled strand, in sunny ray,
I've bask'd some hours on many a summer's day:

The golden themes

Of fancy's dreams
Hath servd: to fritter-precious time away.
Nor less than these remember'd, kindred ties'
Parental love, instruction good and wise :.

And num'rous traits

Of bienfaits,
Still soft emotions in my soul revives..

"Thrice happy epoch! youth's fair morn begun,
How richly gilded with a glowing sun!

But yet the noon

Arriv’d, how soon!
'The first gay course of life, how swiftly run!
Bleak clouds, portentous of approaching storm,
Which nature's mid-day beauties soon deform;

The lightning's flash,

The thunder's crash,
And all, contending elements perform,
Illustrate well, my sad, my devious way,
Since I forsook thee, wand'ring far astray--

Since that lone hour

I knew the pow'r
Of ills attendant, when I ceas'd ť obey.
Worthing, April 18, 1822.

2.

ODE TO PEACE.
Come, peace of mind, delightful guest!
Return, and make thy downy nest

Once more in this sad heart;
Nor riches I, nor power pursue, :
Nor hold forbidden joys in views

We, therefere, need not part.
Where wilt thou dwell, if not with me,
From avarice and ambition free,

And pleasure's fatal wiles?
For whom, alas! dost thou prepare
The sweets, that I was wont to share,

The banquet of thy smiles?
The great, the gay, shall they partake
The heaven, that thou alone canst make?

And wilt thou quit the stream,
That murmurs through the dewy mead,
The grove and the sequester'd shade

To be a guest with them?
For thee I panted, thee I prized,
For thee I gladly sacrific'd

Whate'er I lov'd before.
And shall I see thee start away,
And, hapless, holpless, hear thee saya,

Farewel! we meet no more?

TO 'CORRESPONDENTS. Zis second favour in our next.---Several communications are

unavoidably postponed.

THE BRIGHTON GLEANER.

" Honour and worth from no conditions rise ;

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.”

No. 2.

MONDAY, MAY 6, 1822.

VOL. I.

EPITOME OF BRIGHTON---continued from page 3. The Druids.---The salubrity necessity of forming probable of the situation of the town, is conjectures of them merely, for beyond dispute, and there is rea- as their ignorance of the use of son to believe that in the earliest letters compelled them to comperiods, it was in the highest es- mit every thing to memory, it timation, the Druids being con- was impossible that any proper sidered to have regarded it as a or satisfactory testimonials could favourite residence. The nature be left behind them; and their of this subject, however, will not cruel attachment to human saadmit of our speaking with any crifices, so enraged and rendered certainty upon it, though it is the Romans their enemies, that generally admitted, that they they resolved on their extirpalived in retired places, in the pre- tion; and in which, in the end, cincts of woods of oak, where they appear to have completely the air was good and the soil succeeded. healthy, diversified with falling The name and precise condiand rising grounds, and invari- tion of this town in the earlier ably near the sea, their adoration ages, under the Britons and the of which, in many cases, made Romans, the industry of our most part of their religious observances; intelligent antiquaries have not and, from the many traces of their been able to discover; though altars, the only surviving remains that there has been a Roman staof the ancient Britons, to be found tion in this neighbourhood, has, in this vicinity, it becomes striko long since, been admitted, but ingly feasible, that this part of its exact situation does not apthe country was marked by their pear to have been ascertained ; peculiar preference.

though various traces, at diffeThe religious rites of the Dru- rent times have, in different places, ids were always performed in with much conjectural ingenuity, the open air ; and it is a received been pointed out. principle, wherever Druidism has About the year 1730, an urn prevailed, that the confining of was dug up in this neighbourthe worship of the Deity within hood, containing a thousand silwalls, was unworthy of his divine ver denarii, of different impresimmensity and universal predo- sions, from Antonius Pious to minance.

Philip, at which period, in all THE ROMANS.---The limited human probability, Britain was a information we have of the Dru- Roman province. In the burgs or ids, however, confines us to the barrows to the east of the place,

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ashes and fragments of human places, it had before enjoyed ; bones, inclosed in urns of Roman and still more to diminish its fabrication, have also been disco- consequence, a Convent of menvered.

dicant Friars was founded and It has been boldly asserted, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, that Julius Cæsar made this the to be maintained and supported place of his landing : but this by the industry of its lay inassertion is founded in error--for habitants. At this period also, to every person acquainted with the tythes were taken from the his descents, it is manifest that incumbent, and appropriated to he never entered Sussex.

the Priory at Lewes, and which The Portus Adurni of the Ro- have

since been mans, has been placed by Seldon stored. at Aldrington, about two miles THE REFORMATION---Thus opwest of this place—and by Tabor, pressed, the people of the place, it is presumed to have been at East- for a series of years, were in a Bourn, one-and-twenty miles state of wretchedness which noeast of it---the former, however, thing but the Reformation could is considered to have been cor- raise them from ; and, accordrect.

ingly, in the reign of Elizabeth, The DANES ---During the Sax- we find, that their condition was on æra, this town formed, of the happily changed, and that from a South Saxons, nearly the centre state of misery and despondence, of the kingdom ; and, though it they again applied themselves, submitted to the various revolu- with cheerfullness and vigour, to tions of the Norman conquest, its their almost suspended employcentral situation preserved it ment of fishing, and in fitting out from those scenes of sanguinary vessels for trade; and supportwarfare to which many other ing industry once more resided parts were but two frequently within their precincts. subjected.

At this period, persecutions THE CONQUEROR ---Hastings, prevailed in many parts of where the Conqueror landed, is Europe, and multitudes flew to forty miles east of this town--- this island for protection, of neither his troops, therefore, nor whom, numbers settled in this those of Harold, ever came near town, their eftorts, to deserve it; and, after the fate of England bread and the asylum they had obhad been decided by the bloody tained, being presently directed to engagement at Battle, this place, maritime affairs, in which they with other large possessions in succeeded; and the trade and the county,

was granted to advantages of the town alike inWilliam de Warren, who married creased with its population. the Conqueror's daughter, and FISHERRY AND BLOCKHOUSE IN who made it part of the endow- 1579.---In 1579, by a subsisting ment of the rich Priory which he record bearing that date, we find, founded at Lewes.

there were then employed in the The town now, completely un- fishery of this town, four score der the domination of the Monks, boats, four hundred able mariners, was deprived of many privileges ten thousand nets, &c. and, from which, in common with adjacent the same record, we likewise

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