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   British Press (Newspaper) - December 26, 1820, London, Middlesex                                or i!"'  Number 56^. LONDON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1820 Prick 7(1. THBATRS.ROrAt, DRVRY-LANRX TaiS   EVENING,  TtfESDAY,   Dec. 26, : hi* Majesty's Servants witi'^rronn tke Tragedy at JANE SHORE. Doke vt ffui�liiiiijr Principle of this Office is, Sl   that it comhines ihc slabiUty of a Company havintj n htrge Capital with lira ininorAdvantage uisharing Profit! as iu Unroll Societies. A permanent (^tpital of 4O0,0O0Z. has been formed in addition to lite fluctuating Capital arising from the Premiums; and it is expressly provided, that tliese Funds alone shall he answerable for Lnssen, whence Persons insured arc eflec-luHJly securedfrom LiabilUp far the Losses of others. Rettirns of 20 and 25 per Cent, hiive been invarrably paid to all Perstnis who have continued iuRureif Seven Yearn, .Uhrllier their Policies were takeu out for Seven Years, or were renewed annualty. which Returns during'the last Six Years have exceeded 26,000i. BOROUGH OF BaECON. , T a mi'St   iMiinenms aiirf   most  respectab'e meeting" of the luhabitants of this BOROUGH,, �onveiied by the B.iilifl' for the purpose of Subsciibing a Dutiful Address to tlie King, this 19th December, 1820; Rev. CHARLES GRIFFITHS berue called to ihe Chair, an Address was] proposed by S. Church, Esq. and seconded by Captiiia Rynd; another was proposed by Mr. David Rees, and seconded hy Mr. Henry Powell; and a third by Hugh Bold, Esq seconded hy Dr. Lewis. After an animated debate, th| Bniliflf pddressed the Meeting, and dcelnred, that ha would no)y^Mt to tho rote (ii� Chairman^ any Address except that prorfosed hy Mr. Church; and oolwithstaniling a targe mnjurily of the inhabitants present protested against his eonriuci he most abruptly left the Chair before any shew^f hant^ could be laken^ " HUGH BOLD, E�q. b^ing unanimously called to the Chair, It was Resolved Unanimously, ^-hat the Address moved'liy Mr. David Rees.and seconded by Mr. Henry Puwetl, be the Adilress adopted by this Meeting, and ihal the same be signed by all liiliabitants present, Slid afterwards left for si^naluie al Ihe Swan luu. Thai the Chiirman ('Mr B) be rcqm-sled lo forward the Said Aildress tu W. A. ftj^ucks, E$q. to be presented lo his Majesty. That this Meelitvc; do express their strongest disnp-probatiou of lite B.iiI)iT of iliis Borough, f.,r hi"* hiirltly Huconstiluttonat, indcceat and unpi-ecedcHted conduct in quitting tlie fchair without taking the sense of the majority tlien present on the three Addresses snhmitted to their con-sideraliou. That the foregoing Resolutions be signed by the Chairman, and together with, the adopted Aditress lo the Kinti: be adveiMised in The Canibi�nn, The Hereford Journal, Tjlli Globe, and The Morning Chronicle, Newspapers. (Signed)       hugh BOLD, Chairman. The Chairman having left the'.Chair, Resolved, That the very cordial Thanks of this Meeting be given to Hugh Bold, Esq for his truly inauly, upright, and impartial lundncl in the Chair. T�  I1I9 HOST  OUACIOUS MAJESTV   CEOneE THE FOURTH, The Loyal and Unliful Address of the Inliahilanis of the Aacicnl Borough of Brecon, in the Principalily of Wales. TED. THREE NEW PIEGEMtNEVER A^ SURREY TWBiTRE lE-OPENS THIS EV*|N ING, TUESDAY, Deceinlier 26, 1820, with an entirely' new Coinic fiur-Ivttol iu one act, called "EVERY BODY'S COUSIN. Qtlidkset (with a favourite comic sung), Mr. Filzwilliam ; Cbai^es invoice, Mr. Jackson (his first appearance on this �l8ge^ ; Cousin William, Mr. M'Cann (his first appearance .these lw#years). Henrietta Invoice, Miss Poolii; *Mrs. T-uvo|ce, Miss Bcnce.  r- The .fii-uale lo introduce a Country Dance by the Characters. Afte^ the^Borletla will be produced, for the first tiine, a new Historical Melo-dreine, in Ihree acts, under the iille of RELISARIUi, .    THE ROMAN GENERAL. ^ BeQswius; Mr. Huntley ; Tiberins, Mr. Chapman (his 2d sppe^;snce on this stage); Justinius, Mr. Young (liis'-'tirst appea)rancey^Gelimnr, Mr. Beuguugb. Anastasia, Miss Toylojr; Abdaline, Miss .Norton. ' The jrntertainmenls to conclude with a superb comic Anglo-Bar^arir, Biberuian, Caledonian, Hebraic, Cambrian, Turkish, Chiuesei Tartarian Speclbicle, ill three acts, called BEAUTY AND THE BEY; OB, SIDt HAMET MDLEV BEN^JSiHAEL AND  PEGGY LABKRV'S. 'Mr. Ainoney (with ,Mr.T. Dibdin'a songs, " Brian Born," and � Militiry Discipline"), Mr. Fitzwilliam. Peggy Larkius, Miss Copeland. : . Boxest, 4b.-Pit, 2..-Gallery,,Is. I>0B|S ppeftsit Half.past Five, perfoimaace to consmense at ' �    H�lf past Six,-Haff-price at Half-past Eigbl.. Most Gracious Sovereign, We, yiiur Miijesiy's loyal and dutiful si^ijects Ihe luhiih'i-tantaof the Bo ougo of Brecon, most Ininibly beg leave to approach yonr .Majesty, ami to express onr-firm attachment and devoltd loyally to your Mnjei-ly, as our rightful and most giarious Sovereign, and also our full determination lo preserve and support otir happy Constitntioii iu Church and Stulej as entahlished at the glorious epoch which first brought your Majesty's august ancevturs to the throne of these realms. While we yield lo none of your Majesty's suhjerls in loyalty and atfection to your Majesty's person, we cannot refrain from expressing our deep regret at thennwisej unjust, and impolitic-measures tlial have lieen pursued in the most disgraceful pruceediugs in tlie House of Lords for the purpose of degrading your .Majesty's aogust Consort, our most gracious Queen.   i Happily for your Majesty and for the Nation the odious and illegal Bill has been abiuidoned in cu'osfqneuce of the sirring and universal expression of indignation al such uii-[ jXonstiuilionni and oppressive proceedings, and we_^trust '*your Majesty will be graciously pleased lo direr-t that the base authors, together wilii their nhetlors, agents, anil suborned and perjured witnesses, may be brought to answer for their wicked and malignant coiiditct at llie har of public justice ; and we also aoxiously hope your Mnj.sty will be graciously pleased lo coinmHiid that her Majesty's name be forthwith resturtdto the Liturgy, and that she do receive all the honours and dignities due tu h^r exalted station. After the lerininati'in of a long and expensive war, horne with unexampli'd paiience, and Ihe contiiiuaiiee of several years of peace we nati-.rally expected some alleviation of the heavy burdens aft'ectiiig the midrlle and lower 5] classes of your Majesty's subjects; but in vain havj>�we looked to your Majesty's present Ministers for tiie inlro-ductioo of any measure in the sinallest. degree likely lo produce siich alleviation. Therefore, reviewing their -past conduct, as hiijhly iojcirious to the vital interests of the country, aud especially in the proceedings against the Queen, as tending so deeply to dcerade Royalty, we do most humbly ^ bnpe that your Majesty will be graciously pleased to take into your royal consideration the iiroessity and expedlrncy of wicb a ciiaiige of system and measures as may be most couductve tu the best interest, wclfaie, and happiness of Ihe naliuu. Petitions of Insolvent Dpbtor�, to Ijb heard at the Giiildliull, Wrstmitiiler, 011 Toesilay, the .16 li of January, 1821, at iiiiie o'clock in tlie foiriinoii.     , � Walls, Alfred, formerly of John-ati-eet,|Lent-road. late of No. 8?,  Prospect-place,  LanibetluroaijtXi^ "f Hnntrr-slieet, Keut.[oad,-Ali iu the cuuntyu^Miirey, leatber-dreiiser. Hoar, Georgr, late of Southampton, builder. Howell, Thomas, late of Soulbampto.ii-ttree1, Camberuell, Surrey, butcher. Cox, William, formerly of Ilutatt's Farm, Presbdt'y, and late of Bridwood Chapel, both in Gloucestershire, farniei. t>kely, William, formerly of Bristol, in copartnership with Richard Vitror, clay-inercbanls and pipe.manufaclurcrs, a'nd also in copirliiership wilh Edward Wippermaii, as commercial brokers aod commission-agents. Riddington, Isaac, lale of Harmoodsworlh, Middles.ex, farmer of the parish poor. Howe, John, foimerly of Finsbury-place, Finsbury-square, Middlesex, and late of the White Lion, Flect-laue, in Ihe city of London, auctioneer. IVyer, Charles, late of Haiit^ersmilh, Middlesex, Lieutenant on half-pay in bis Majesty's 23d regiment of foot Pavey, Lazarus, late of Kingslun-upon-Thanies, Suriey sboe-insker. , I Minion, Samuel, late of No. 19, Minories, in the city o London, woollen.draper. (joodcheap, Thomas, Jale of Maldon, Surrey, farmer, aud of No. 10, Charles-street, Blackfriars road, in the same county. Benjamin, Asbur, formerly of Chatham, Kent, and late of No. g, Angel coOrt, Strand, Middlesex, watch-maker aud general dealer. ? Holloway, Levi, late of New Petcr-slreel, Horseferry-road, Westminster, Middle�ex, coach and barnejs-niaker and hack-ney-coacb.master.. Brown, Richard, formerly of No. 17, aud lata of No 6, Fietd-terracr, Battle bridjfe, Middlesex, painter and ghixier. West, Richard, late of Greenwich, Kent, siraw-hat-manu-faeturer. Lyoii, Aaron, formerly of No. 5, Prince's-place,. and lale of No. II, King-place, Commerciafroad, MiddlrseS, watchmaker. Danks, Charles, late of West Bromwich, Staffordshire, gun-lock-maker- Fallows, Samuel, late of Stainland, near Halifax,-York-sbire, cotton-niannfacturrr. Christy, John, late of Old Gravel-lane, St. George-in the-Esst, Middlesex, master-mariner. . Davis, John.'formerly of No. 12, Aldgale High-street, and lale of No. 5, Church-tow, Aldgate, both iu the city of Loft-. dou, cutler. WeHtttidfty, the 17ih of JunuBry, 1821, at llie tame linur mill place. , VFoolley, John, late of Binrkhe'alh, and formerly of Elt-bam, both.iu Keur*, and also of Booth, Stafifordshire, farmer. Beak, Michael, late of Twerton, near Bath, Som.ersctshire, baker aod dealer iu grocery. MacDa-iei, William, formerly of Duke's-rourl and Bow-street, and lute of Brydges-street, Covent-gardcii, fliiddlesrx, fruiterer. Raffah, George, formerly of James.strret, Covent-earden, and lata of Tavisluck-iow, Covent-garden, Middlesex, fruiterer. ~ Wbitebead, George, late of Wargrave; Berkshire, joiner and carpenter. ^ Bceson, John, formerly of K'trby-strecl, Hatton-garden, and lale ol Crossstreel, Halton-gardeu, Middlesex, bootmaker, gi Miller, James, lale 0~f Marcbmont-strcet,.Russell-square, Middlesex, carpi?ntf r. T Hearu, juhn, formerly of Chesbam, Bucks, carrier, aiiU lale of Harioweild, iMiddlrscx, labourer. ^ Ha^, George, UteniKilts End, Middlesex, blacksmith. Taylor, Samuel, lat^^Vellingtunstreel, Kingslaiid-ruad, Middlesex, bricklayer. Bury, George, lale of Crcdilon, Devonshire, afterwards of No,9, Leathersellers-buildines, London wall, luthecity of London^ and late of No. 5, Seymour-street, Euslon-squiy-e, Middl^.x, dealer aud chapman. ' WeiajLlane Emma, late of No. 43, Beaumont-street, Porl-liian.jtfVbF, Oxford-street, Middlesex,bookseller and siatrouer.: BradJon, V>'illiam, formerly of Treueglos, iu the county of Cornwall, aud lale of Egloskerry-, l-anrastrr, farmer. Hewitt,Thomas, foimerly of Allleborough, Norfolk, anil-lale of No. 7, Pitman's^iuildingB, Old-street, St. Luke's, Middlesex, painter and g^aiier. Witty, Francis Adams, formerly of Great Earl-sireel, Seve.i-dials, St. Giles's, and lale of No. 14, Prospect-terrace, Gray's lun-road, Middlesex, jonrneyoiau-whiiesmilh. Ehden, Cliarles, formerly of Balrephon-street, Bermond-sey, Surrey,since of Rnker's-buildings, Old Betblem, sinrc of No 22, and lale of No. 47, St. Mary Axe,.London, altor-uej'e clerk aod stra,#-hal presser. Cuthill, Thomas, late of No. 129, Brick-lane, Betbnul-grceii, M iddlesex^weaver. Swaine, Henry, late of No. 1, South street, Lambeth, coal-dealer. Shale, John, late of Little Moorfields, London-copper-plate-iiuker. Carey, Edward, latcof the city of Bristol, merchant. Fritloy the igih of January 1821, at the same hour uiiti place. Benurain, William, formerly of Dorking, Leatherl|_ Surrey, and of Lyon's lnirV~-*ili�and, Middlesex, aud Up/ut AyliH'e-stieet, New Kent-road, Surrey, gciitleiiiao. of St. Wartin, formerly of Suuthamplon.slreet, Strand, and of Bedford-street, CuvenC-earlieii, all in Middlesex, geueral agent nnd bill-broker f Robinson, Jtfhii, late of Mou1d-,rreen, near Hnddersfield, Yorkshire, rloili-drraaer and inantitacturcp.  Keech, William, furntcrly of Farehain, and Irte of Porls-aonlh, Hauls, farinrr. VVillcox, James, l.ileof Birmingham, WarwtcksWre, coach-proprietnr. Junes, Moses, late of No 52, Cartwrigbt-squsM-, East Smittifield, nitdiileaex, pen-cutler. Punlurk, William, late of Lillle Chelsea, Rliddlesex, shoemaker. I. we, Rirhard, late of Epsom, Surrey, widower. Yarworih, Jamcs,jun. funuerly of ClAirewrll, Gloucesler-shire,and laleof Ellwoud, near Colefuid, in the same county, carter aud quarryman. At the SegsioDs House, ia the City of Ltncolti, on tlie 13th (lay oi'Jituuary, 1821, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. Rdbfrt Morris, formerly of Wyhcrton, in the county of Liocoln, and liUe of the parish of St. Bututpb,. in )iie city of Lincoln, labonrrr. At the Towij.'Hail, in the Borotigh of Prpston, in the Cnuiily of Lancaster, on the  Ipih day of January. 1821, at ten o'clock in tite forenoon. Thomas Townseiid, late of Pi-eston, in tlie county of Lancaster, labourer. William Wbittamj late of Preston, ttt the county of Lan-caster, innkeeper./ Al Ni.rlhaiiiplnii, in tlie County of Norllianipton, on the ISih day of Jtiiiuary; 1821, at ten ^clock in the forenoon. Edward (iill, late of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, - coll.Tf-mnker.. John Holmes, formerly  tT', lae of Woolle: Norlliani)itoi>shirc, labourer. Rirharil Herril^ige, lite of W ^ Nurthaniptunshirr, lace.dealer ^ At the GuiUlhall, Haverfor(lvrt;st, in the County of Peinliioke, on  the   13th dayVf January, 1821, at eleven o'llork in the foreiiofon. Francis Lemons, lale of the Bridge-end, Havcrfoidwest, innkeeper. George Budge, late of Patter, in the parish of Si. IMary in the county of Pembroke, shipwright. At the Clerk of the Peace's Office, Cnrlisle, in the Coiin'y of Cnmherland^u llie loth of January 13-21, at tell o'clock in the foreiyioii. " Willijm Foster, lale of Carlisle, Aimberlaiid, draper. John Puwe, late of Whitehaven, Cuinbcrlaud, sTiip carpenter. John Harrison, late of Maryport, Cumberland,' bookbinder. tfavnoTite author,- Herrirk ; awl it had -been ada^itcd t.i an old church melody by M^aIpt Simon-   A� ffiere wert several rgood voice* amnag Ihe fcbnsehold, (be uff'cl waa cvtreinely {plriiaiogj but I was partlc�tar1y J'Slified by Ibe exaltation |of heart, and sudden sally of grateful fe�ting,.^f�4*b srhich the *�oftliy Squire delivftecl one stanza; (lit eye ulisteuiu;;, and his Totce r�mbli t4ine for my bnsbelt sowue, Twice leu for cue." l^cai^Wcllingboi ougli fiehham, nety Towcester, ishopkeeper. At the Gnildha,!!, in Ihe City of Balh, on the 13th day of Jiijuary, 1S21, at ten o'clock in the forenoon. John Fennell, lale of the parish of Walcot, in the city'of Bath, Somerneishire, uphobiterer. r Thoniaa'Taylor, lale of the parish of Walcot, n�^r the city of Balb, tiler and plasterer. ' A^iKe Shire-Hall,' B^ory St. Edraunds, in tlie tCounljr of Suffolk, on ihe 24th day uf January 1821, nt twelve o'clock at noi.n. Daniel JJriver, late of Boxford, iu the pouuly of Suffolk, cooper. At the Town-Hall, in the Boroujjli of Lancaster,    on the 18th day of January 1821, at three o'clock in tiie al'lernooii. William Jackson^ late of Skirton, near Lancaster, Iu the coonly of Lancaster, quay-raiter. CHlilSTMAS DAY:- [Fiom " The Sketch Book'" of Geoffrey Crnyon,^&tti3^ Dark aud dull night flic beuce away. And give the honour lo this day Thai sees December turned to .May. Shelly, George, uf Union-street, WbitechaprI, itliddlesex, parish-clerk. / Cartwriglit, William, late of Little Hampton-street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, gilt-toy and roilitary.joruanieut- m:iker. 0 I    y---^ Himpshire, Daniel, late of No. 9, Craven-s^recf, Cily-road, Middlesex, linen-draper. � / Goode, Thomas, formerly of thccity of HerefonU and lale of Strinid, Glouecsltrsbire, druggist and shopkeeper. Stewart, Tbomiis, the younger, late of Bishop Waltham, Hampshire, joiner and cabinet-maker. Emberton, John, formerly of Nicoll's-square, Crippleirate, Loudoo, silk Iriuiiuing-niannfaclnrer and since traveller on commission for William Newcomb, of Wood-slreef, Cheap-side, iu the city of London, and Richard Burbery, of Coventry, Warwickshire, ribbon manufacturer. Aiilill, Jubu, formerly of Charlton-plare, Islington, Middlesex, book-keeper, and late of liainbow Inn, Back-road, IkIhi'^iou aforesaid, victualler. Owni George, formerly of the Crown and Sceptre, Bromp-ton, Middlesex,and lale of Fore-street, Cripplegale, London, victiraller. Snuggs, George, late of Heath-street, Coii^mercial-road, Middlesex, boal-meler. ; Gregory, Edward William, latcof No. 42, Glay's-Iun-lane, Middlesex, oilman aiid tallow-chandler.    / Hills, Thomas, formerly of Upnor, and la'c of All-balluw.s, both near Maidstunet, Keut, victualler aud shopkeeper. Metz, Simeon, lalc of No, 27, Leicester-square, in Ihe parish Why does the chilling winter's morna ^ Sinile like a field beset with corne! . Or smell like lo a meade new.sborne, 'I'huB on the sudden ?-Coinean^ see Tlie cause why things thus fragrant be. ' HERtltCK. When I awoke the ne-Xt morning, it seemed as if all the events of the preceding evening had been a dream, and tiijthiug but the identity of the ancient chamber convinced lue of their reality. While 1 lay musing on my pillow, I heard the sound uf little feet pattering outside of Ihe door, ahd a whispering consultation. Presently a choir of small voices cliauuied forth au old Christmas carol, the burdeu of which was '        - I^fjoice, our Saviour he was born Oil Christmas day in the inuriiiug. ? rose softly, slipt uu-iny clothes, opened Ihe door suddenly, and beheld one of the most beautiful little fairy groups that a painter could imagine.   It consisted of a lioy ; aod two girls, the eldest not more than six, and lovely as' seraphs.   They were going the rounds of the house ai.d singing at every chainberjduor ; but my sudden appearance frightened Ihem inlo mule basbfutnes^.   They remained for a moment playing on their bps with.their fingers, and now and then siealing a shy glance from under their eyebrows, until, as if by oae impulse, they scampered away, and as they turned an angle of the gallery, 1 heard thein laughing injriumph at tlieir escape. Every thing conspired to produce kind and happy feelings in this slronic liuld uf oliUfasbioned hospitality. The wtn-doW"of-my~ch^mber looked out upon %vbat iu summer would have been a beabtjful Jaudscape. There was a sloping lawn, a fine 3trea(n._wui^ing at the foul uf it, and a tract of park beyond,^ilh noble clumps of trees, aud herds uf deer. At ice was a neat hamlet, with the smoke from the cot-age chimnies haoeingover it; aud a church wilh its dark spire iu strong relief against Ihe clear culd sky. The house was surronuded with evergreens, acGui'diiig to the English cusluin, which would have given almost au appearance of summer; but the -moraing was extremely frosty; the light vapour of Ihe preceding evening bad been precipitated by-Ibe cold, and covered all the trees and every blade of grarss wilh its tine  ys of a brii:ht luorpini; sun bad a dazzling effect among the glittering tuliage. A robin perched upon the top uf a mouutaiii ash, that hung its clusters of red berries just before my window, w.is I' baskiug himself iu the sunshine, and pipiiiga few r|ueruloiis notes ; and a peacock was displayiuz all ihe glories of his train, aud strutting with ihe pride aud gravity uf a Spanish grandee oil the terrace walk below. i had scarcely dressed myself when a servant ap|>eared to invite'ine to .family prayers. He showed me the way'to a sinsll chapel in the old wing of the boose, where 1 found the principal part of the family already assembled in a ki.ill of gallery, furuislied with cushions, bassocka, and large prayer books; the servants were seated on benches beluw. The old gentleman read prayers from a de^k iu front uf the gallery, and master Simon acted as clerk and made ihe responses ; -and i must do him the justice to say that be aciiiiitled himself with great gravity and decorum. The service was followed by a Christmas carol, which Sir. Bracebridge himself had constructed from a porm-uf his J I arterirards nQ<1ersloud that early morning aervire urai � trad ob every Kundsy aud saint's day tbrougtiouCtlnrySir, rilJier hy Mr, Bracebridgc or by some member of Ibe family. It wasTBOce alsnoal nuiversally the case al ifae seats of the nubility and geiury of England, and it is raucb to he regretted that the custom is falling itilo uegtect; for hc h faie. Hf'iudulged in some billitlameuta- - . linns over niuderu brtakfasls of tea and toast, which be censured at among the causey' of modern effeminacy and weak nerves, and the decline of old E^iglish heartiness; aud tliongh he adaiitted Ihem lo bis table to suite the palates of his guesis, yet there was a brave display oT culd meats, wine, and ale, on the side board, ' ' After breakfast 1 walked about the t;roondR with I*. Bra'"e-biidge and/Master Simon, ur Mr.S:moo, aa he was calleil by every hnd^iiol the inquire. We were escorteil'by a minil>er of treoiIemaii|!ike dugs, tliat seemed loungers about tlie esta-blibliraent; from the frisking sp.iniel to,the steady old stag liuiiiid; the last of'whicli was of a race that had been in the family time out of mind: they were all obedient to a � dog whistle which hung to Master Simon's button hole, aud io Ihe iniilsl of .IheTr iiaiiihols would glance au eye occaiionatly upon a sm.)ll ick of erudilioti waq cuiifiucd to some lialf a i^zen old authors, which the ^ Squire had put into liis hands,and which he read over aud over, '^Tlienever he had astudious Hl^ 'ns tie sometimes badouaraiuy y.ora lougwiiitereveiiii.g.  Sir .Anthony Filxiierb�rt*siBHpk Uubliaudry ;" " Markham'sCounlry Coutentments;" tutv Nretyse of Hunling," by Sir Thoinas Cuckaine, Knight; Ifiac Walton's Angler," and two or Ihiee more such ancient worthies of the pen, were Ins staiidarit aiifhoritics ; and] like ali nieu who ki/ow hut a few books, he looked up 10 tlieoa with a hind Vf idolatry, and quoted theiu on ail occ^ioiis. As to his songs, iliey were ctdefly picked ont uf old WKiks iu the Squire's library, and adapted lo tunes that werepypularamuuglhechu.ee spirits of the last century. His pn ctical application of scraps of literature,^iowrv'�i.', had raised him to be looked upon as a prodigy of buoic knowledge by all the grooms, huntsmen, aud small spuils-men ol the neighbourhood. While we were talking, we heard the .distant toll of the village bell, aud 1 was told that the Sqiiire was a tittle p.-vi-ticular iu having bis iwuseliold at church on Cbristni^a morning; cousiderin? it a liay of pouring out uf ibaukd aud rejoicing, for, as ofj Tiisscr obstiwed, " Al Christmas be merry, and- Vinukfa\ vttkal. And feast thy poor neighboura, ika Srcal with the-smatl." " If you are disposed 10 go to church," said Frank Brace, bvid'^e, i can promise you a specitaeiiof my cuusia Simou'i musical achievements. As Ihe church is destitute of an organ, be has foimed a baniJ from the village amateurs, an.f established a musical club for tlieir improvement 1 he hj* also sorted a chuir, as he soi led my father's pack of tiouud., according loathe ilirectjoas,,. of Jervaise MarKham, in hi� Ctiiintry Conleutmeuts ; jfpr Tb^ba^s.^he has sought'out hU Ihe* deep, solemn niou/hs,' and foY iTie^^nor the ' loud ringing muulhs,' aihoiig the country humpkius^';' and for ' sweet mouths,' he has culled wilh curiuus taste among the prettiest lasses ih the neighbourhood; thongb these la�t, he afijriu';, are the mosl diflicult to keep iu tune ; yuur cl wiia pr/tty female sineer beiug exceedingly wayward and capri-ci us, and very liable to accident." As IhCmorning, though frosty, was remarkably fine and ar, the most of fhe'family walked to ibecbiu-ch, whieli lis a very old building of grey stone, and atood near a nl-lige, aboil half a mile from ihe piik gale. Ai}jtr�ninif it was a low snug parsonage, whieli seemed roevsl with ih,-chdrcb. Thj! I'lont of it was perffclly nwlled with a yew tree, ihat had been trained against its walls; through tlie dense foliage of wliicii, apertures had been formed to id. mil light into the soiall antique lairices. Aa we passed ih.s sheltered iiest, the parson issued furttiand pri;ceded us. I had ^-xpected to see a sleek well-conditioued.pastor, sui^j �.\ is iit'ieu found in a snug living 111 the viciiiily of ;� irii pitrou'a table, bat'I was disappuintfd. The parson was little, meaifre, Islack-lookiiij inun, with a grizzled whig ih:*! was too wide, aud sloud off from each ear ; so that his hea.^ seemed to have shrunk away wiihui il, like a dried filberi ii� its shell. He woie a rusiy coal, with ureal skirls an 1 �pockets. that would have hchl the rhitreh b ble aii.l prayer book; aud his small legs seemed still smajdr, from'being planted ia targe slioes, decorated with eiiurmons buckles., I was informed by Prank BrartTehridge, tlial ihe parson bad been a ,el:nin of his father's at: OxfifVd, and bad re.' reived this living Bhortly after the latter luid come lo.bi.s estate. He was a complete blae^-lelter huiitcr,'ai>d noiil.t scarcely read a work printed iif Roman chaiacfer. I'm editiuus of Caxtoili and Wiiil^ de WurJe were li. 1 delight J and 'he  w.is indcfaliganie 111 his researches uliei;   

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