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barns, &c. and ti and grafs, that tality among 1 croffed a bay of narvonthire, e broad, in fer and proced nights, ard from the f er in the winter th ing fummer: and

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and geftures, which did not appear
to me very impreflive A bramin
interpreted to me. Different cha-
racters of both fexes were introduc-

did was always in the night. It was
a blue weak flame, and did no mate-
rial injury to the health of the peo-
ple, who frequently went into it to
fave their hay or corn; and obferv-ed;
ed that it was extinguished by any
great noife, as blowing of horns,
firing of guns, &c. A further ac
count of it may be found in the
Philofophical Tranfactions, and in
the Addenda to Camden; but the
conjecture in the latter, that it pro
ceeded from locufts faid to have been
drowned, or to have died afhore here,
about two months before this exhala-
tion, feems but little probable, becaufe
no fuch effect was ever heard of, on
the drowning or death of locufts in
Afia, where they do no fuch mischief.
Something like this, both in the ap
pearance, and in the effect, happen-
ed in France, in the year 134.

and the intention of the piece was
to exalt the character of the bramins,
making many allufions to the unfor-
tunate condition of their country,
and the infernal difpofition of their
late perfecutors, who are exhibited
in the form of devils. Thele in-
fernals fwear to deftroy the world,
and to put to death, in the firft place,
all the bramins. They fally forth
on this defign, and commit many
murders, and at lift meef a Bramin,
against whom they advance quite
furious. The brain, in deep me-
ditation, continues his devotion
without regarding them; which
ftrikes them with reverence, and
hey profate themfelves on the
ground. The bramin, full of be-
nignity, difmiffes them with an ex-
hortation and his bleffing. The
Furies foon return to their former .
courfes, and are repeatedly forgiven;
but the biamin, perceiving the in-
fincerity of their repentance, obtains
their deftruction from Bamah.

The Roman way, called St. He Jen's way, from the mother of Conftantine the Great, who is faid to have conftructed it, is ftill visible in the north-west part of this county.



vifit to the rajah, to be prefent at the marriage of his daughter to the fon of the Peypenard rajah, and communicates the following curious account of a Malabar play:

In the evening the Mopillas retired to their homes, and the rajah entertained his Nairs with a Malabar play. At this exhibition there were prefent, befides my people, five or fix hundred Nair women. It Commenced at nine o'clock, and continued until fix the next morning. The actors were brought from a neighbouring country, and were judged excellent. They were dreffed in the most fantastic Merry-Andrewlike manner. The ftory, or moral, is reprefented by action, fcreams,


The reprefentation confifts of a variety of feparate flories, one of which particularly engaged my at


A god marries two young and beautiful wives; they appear on each fide of him, full of modesty and referve, he pays them the moti afliduous love, which they return with affection, and without any appearance of jealoufy or uneafines. He dances with them night and day; but at last a litle repofe becomes neceffary, and he retires, leaving his wives embracing each other. This apparent cordiality does not laft long; and the god is hardly afleep before the rivals begin a fierce battle. The combat.nts awaken the god, and his prefence reftores order; "but he is foon fenfible that it is impoffi ble to preferve peace between two wives. In his diftrefs he applies to 4 Cz his

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Bandeau of white mufin, embroidered in black; toupee and fides in large loose curls; chignon turned up dain, and the ends returned over The bandeau in ringlets; two black brul feathers in front. Round down of thick plain mußin, embroi -tered in black; fhort clote fieeves, trimmed with black lace. Small Olin flawl, the border embroidered in black. Black and white ftriped buy pinned together behind.

White enamelled hoop ear-rings. "sane fisvag of pearls round the neck.

'Grey gloves and shoes. Silver fox muff.



Toupee in loofe curls; black ribbon mixed with the curls; black enamelled crefcent, and black plumes le coq in the front; the hind hair turned up plain, the ends returned in ringlets on the neckDrefs of black muflin; the petticoat with a broad pointed belt over the body; fhort fleeves in finall plaits, trimmed with black lace; epaulettes of the fame; fcarf trimming round the neck, looped on the foulders and behind, the whole trimmed with black fringe. One ftring of black beads round the neck; black enamelled ear-rings; black gloves and fhoes; white fwan-down muff. 4

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1.THE reverfe of diminish, vowel,—and a male heir. 2. The preter of run, and threefourths of a place between twohills.

3. A heavenly body, and what belongs to a lock, changing a letter.

Two fifths of a time-piece, and a poetical composition, 5. A maker of cloth.. 6. An ecclefiaftical title.


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ONCE NCE more I come your favouring fmiles to catch; Myfelf I offer now;-fay-is't a match? No partial llame I feel for great or small: Flove you roundly, and I'll take you all. Perhaps you'll think me bold to court the men; If fo, I do but copy nine in tenLike high-dreft miffes, to attract the beaux, [pose: Each grace of art, and nature too, exBut as I only truft to mental charms, And bare no elbows, ancle, neck, or arms; My fondness I, without a blush, may boaft: ·--


You can but fay that I'm barefac'd at But, ph! true woman! fond of selfish prattle, [battle:

I fight my own, and not our author's He, trembling Dramatist of Notoriety, To Speculation fears to add-Satiety. Oft he has tried your patience heretofore:

Shall he not try it now a little more? Sweet Patience! long they exercife thy powers,

In other houses full as much as ours. See, anxious trepidation, how it flushes The virgin member with his maiden


He takes his feat, and, all his troubles paft, The long-expected moment comes at laft. He riles-twirls his hat-hem!-ftrokes his chin,

Probes his cravat, and ventures to begin: Sir, I am fenfible (fome titter near him) him! hear him!" I fay, fir, I am fenfible;"-"Oh, hear He, bolder grown, for praife miftaking pother, [other. Tea-pots one arm, and fpouts it with the Once more: "I'm very fenfible indeed, That (though we fhould want words) we muft proceed,

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And (for the first time in my life) I think

That no great orator should ever fhrinkAnd, therefore, Mr Speaker, I, for one, Will fpeak out boldly, fir-and fo-I've

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Peace to his eloquence! to banith that, Suppofe we have a little female chat. Vulgar mifs Bull, and lady Scrag Lopfidle, [never idle. Whene'er they meet-their tongues are Mifs Bull begins


"Lauk! what a bonnet!-why, it looks quite fcurvy[turvy.” It's like a coal-futtle turn'd toplyIt's like fome heads then, miss, all fmoke and fmotker:

So one good turn, you see, deserves another:

But your ftraight-forward tafte who can refift [twift; [moft."Some taftes, my lady, feem to have a If women will forget that they grow older, [the shoulder, And wear, like children, straps acrof Why not, like children, give them playful fmacks, [backs!"* And lay the fhoulder-straps across their Mifs, you're fevere"But here's my comfort—this I'll fondly hug."


Your favourite work, ma'am?”"No! my favourite Pug. [Shows a little dog. That is his kennel--[Points to a ¡mall basket effeminately ornamented. Oh, the pretty creature! How neat and elegant is every feature! He drinks noyau, and dies upon hoil'd chicken; [vourite picking. Though ragout fweetbreads is his faLeft the hot fun should tan the little fellow, [brella; When he walks out, I carry this um1 [Exbibits a fun shade. But when cold, frolty weather comes to nip it,


He wears a little spencer and a tippetCome kifs me, love-oh! who could think it dear


Topay five fillings for thee every year?" Her

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