Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository, May 1, 1797

Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository

May 01, 1797

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Issue date: Monday, May 1, 1797

Pages available: 52

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Publication name: Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository

Location: London, Middlesex

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Years available: 1796 - 1798

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Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository (Newspaper) - May 1, 1797, London, Middlesex THE ABERDEEN MAGAZINE: o r. UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY, for MAY, 1797. L I F 2 OF JOHN ELWES, Efqs (Concluded from p. 165.) AS no favourite paffion or amufe-ment ever diverted his mind from its object, his infatiable defire of faving became now uniform and fyfte-matic.. He ufed Hill to ride about the country on one of his old mares, but then he rode her very economically on the foft turf adjoining the road, without putting himfelf to the expence of fhoes, for he obferved, that the turf was fo pleafant to a horfe's feet. When any gentleman paid him a vifit, and if the boy who attended the ftables was profufe enough to put a little hay before his horfe, old Elwes would ileal baclt into the ftable and takeit all carefully away. To fave, as he thought, the expence of going to a butcher, he would have a whole fheep killed, and fo eat mutton continually. When he occafionally had his river drawn, tho*. horfe loads of\ fmall fifh were fometimes taken, he would not fuffer one of them to be thrown back> for he obferved, that he mould never fee them again 3 and he would continue to eat game in the laft ftate of putrefaction, and meat that no other perfon could touch, rather than have new things killed before the old provifion wasfiniihed. One day he dined upon the remaining part. of a moor-hen which had been b|gjpg|� out of the river by a rat $ and at another time he ate Ian undigefted pfrt of a pike, which a larger one had fwl�, lowed but had not finifhed, and which, were taken in this ftate in a net. y.At this period, Mr. Elwes was worth, perhaps, nearly eight hundred thousand pounds, and as he had not made a will, was not faving from any fenti-ment of, affection for any perfon. To fuch diet his- drefs was perfectly fuitable. Sometimes he would walk about in a tattered brown-coloured hat, and fometimes in a red and white woolen cap, like a prifoner confinbd for debt. When any of his friends who might occafionally be with him, were abfent, he would carefully put out his own fire, and "walk to the houfe of a neighbour, and thus make one fire ferve both. His fhoes he would never fuffer to be cleaned, left they fhould be worn out the footfer. 2F The ;