disgrace one Mr. Turner, a very May, 1613. - The king however eminent fencing-master, in his pro." abandoned Sanquir, rather out of fefsion, but in the attempt had one resentment to that nobleman him. of his eyes thrust out. This young felf, than out of any regard to nobleman going afterwards to France, justice, or compliment to the Engthe king asked upon his appearance lifh: for while he was in France, at court, how he had lost his eye ; somebody saying in the presence of Sanguir answered, With a sword; the French monarch, thar James was upon which the king further des a perfect Solomon, that prince se. manded-Does the man live? This verely replied, I hope he is not David question funk lo deep into the mind obe Fidler's Son, alluding to the reof this hot-headed lord, that upon ceived opinion, that David Rizzio, his return to England, the first thing the musician, was his father : San. he did was to piftol the unhappy quir. being present where this was Mr. Turner. The nation was in said, and making no answer, James an absolute fury, and James thought took a pique against him, and that proper to deliver him up to justice, induced him to let the laws take upon which he was tried in the their proper course upon his murking's bench, and executed before dering Mr. Turner. Weitminster-Hall Gate, the 29th of i

The Charaffer of a SORDID MISER, paraphrastically translated from the

celebrated THEOPHRAST U S. THIS fort of avarice is a paffion are pulled down, the blankets shaken,

for saving monty, without any re- the coffers removed, the whole furgard 10 common decency. A man of niture examined, and the house this temper, though his tenants pay turned inside out. If he sells any him their rent duly every month, thing, he takes particular care that will teaze them for the odd farthing the purchaser may be a loser by him. that remained at their last reckon- He indites the man that defrauds ing. If he makes an entertainment, his garden of a single fig, wears out he knows to a fingle glass how much any part of his fields by crossing over wine has been called for. When them, or presumes to rob his all the guelts lay their respe&ive orchard, even of a wind-fall, tho' offerings on Diana's altar, the god. it be but a pear or a plumb. He dels may easily discover which is his visits his grounds every day to see if by the quantity. Whatever you buy the fences are good ; if the hedges for him, though you gave but half stand in the same place they did; or the value, he shakes his head at a strayed hen has laid an egg, or the fight of it; and is afraid you hatched a chicken underneath them. have betrayed your trust, and been He exacts forbearance-money from too hard upon him. Every pot and his debtors for every minute beyond pipkin, that is broken in the fa- the payment, and heaps intereit mily, is deducted out of his servants upon interest. When he entertains wages. If his wife has lost but a his friends, he multiplies into a little piece of brass money, the beds dozen dilhes what another would

serve up in one. When he is hun. rust; and his coat too short for him ; gry, he goes to the cook's-shop; but a small phial of oil anoints him foc. finding every thing too dear for him, life. He makes the barber shave returns to his house with as good an him to the quick, that it may be the appetite as he left it ; hę is conti- longer before he has occafion for nually inculcating to his wife one him again ; he takes off his hoes precept, never to lend any thing; in the middle of the day, that they an end of a candle, says he, an handful may not wear out too soon, and is of salt or oatmeal, a sprig of rosemary, very importunate with the Fuller, and the like, amount to a great deal of to put earth enough upon his coat, money at the year's end. His pockers that it may never be spotted any are mouldy; his keys eaten up with more,

CASE of a Girl born without a TONGUE, in 1718. From South

well's Medical Essays, &c. .

De Jussieu informed the aca- dry sweet-meats he had given her. V . demy that he had seen at 3dly. Mastication the performed with Lisbon a girl of about 15, who had difficulty. The above fleshy subbeen born without a tongue. He stance was not long enough to gaexamined her very attentively. In ther and keep the food under the the place of the tongue was a fleshy teeth. She was here obliged to use substance, which he found was able the maxilla inferior, which through to contract and dilate itself, of course habit the could either approach or it had all the muscles of the tongue. remove from under the superior, as The places where the tongue should she wanted to bring the morsel Te be, remained plump and full, as if would grind under the upper jaw. the tongue had been in being. He' She sometimes uses her finger for examined afterwards how he per- the same purpose, 4thly. Deglu. formed the several functions of the tition must needs be difficult to her. tongue. Firft as to fpeech : Mhe pro. The tongue naturally forms itself nounced several words so diftinly, into a kind of a bollow, somewhat that had he not known the wanted like a spoon, by which means it ga. the tongue, he could not discover thers every atom in the mouth, and by her speech that she wanted it. protrudes them into the pharinx; She, however, pronounced the let- but here nature and use from her ters C, F, G, L, N, K, S, T, X, Z, infancy have in some measure supe with more difficulty than the other plied this want of a tongue. The consonants. When she pronounces muscles attached to the above fleshy them, se inclines her head forward, substance raise themselves up, formdrawing back the chin as it were to ing at the same time a kind of rima, the larinx, in order to raise it in a which in some fort acting the part line with her teeth.

of a tongn«, protrude the aliments The second function of the tongue, into the pharinx, the observing to the taste, she had as exquifite as any incline her head forward, which fabody. She told M. de Julieu, that cilitates their delcent. Those, to. the found an agreeable taite in those gether with the labial muscles, help


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· DÈ SCRIPTION OF TURKS ISLAND, lately seized by the French.

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ANECDOTE of PHILIP II. of Syain. p Hilip the Second, walking one dressed himself to the king, whom 1 day alone in the cloisters of the he took for one of the fervants of convent of the Escurial, an honest the convent, and desired him to tradelinan, seeing the door open, few him the paintings, and explain went in. Transported with admin the subjects of them. Philip, wil ration at the fine paintings with all the humility and condescendant which that house is adorned, he ad- of a jay brother, condoded bim

through through the apartments, and gave come my way, and call upon me, him all the satisfaction he could de- you will find a glass of good wine fire. At parting, the stranger took at your service.” “ And my name, him by the hand, and squeezing it said the pretended servant, is Philip affectionately, said, “ I am much the Second, and if you will call upon obliged to you, friend : I live at St. me at Madrid, I will give you a glass Martin's, and my name is Michael of as good.” Bombis : If you thould chance to


Greeable to our promise in a alhes, which were placed in a golden 4 former number, we have pre- urn on the top of it, for Trajan nesented our readers with another view ver lived to fee tbis pillar, dying of taken from the city of Rome, exbi- the flux as he returned from his biting the magnificent pillar erected Parthian expedition. The statue of by the emperor Trajan,. The de- St. Peter of brass gilt, was afterwards scription of this noble monument of placed on the top of this pillar in antiquity is as follows:

the room of the urn by pope SixThe Columna Trajanais, an hun- tus V. The pedestal, which was tred and twenty foot high, be- buried in the ground, was laid open sides the pedestal, which is twelve: again by pope Paul III. on which is It is composed of twenty-four entire the following inscription; IMP. pieces of white marble, hollow with CAESARI DIVI NERVAE F. in, and let one upon another, with NERVAE TRAIANO AVGVSTO little windows to let in the light, and GERMANICO DACICO PONT. is ascended up an hundred and MAXIMO TRIB. POT. XVII. twenty.three Iteps. It is adorned IMP. VI. COS. VI. P. P. 'AD DEwith bas-reliefs, afcending in a spi. CLARANDVM QVANTAÉ ALral line from the base to the chapi- TITVDINIS MONS ET LOCVS ter, representing the wars and me- TANTIS OPERIBVS SIT EGES. morable actions of this prince; and TVS.“ ferved also as a mausoleum for his

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ANECDOTE of CASIMIR II. King of Poland. Hile Casimir was prince of at the gentleman's conduct; for not V Sandomir, he won at play all having it in his power to revenge the money of one of his nobility, himself on fortune, no wonder he who, incensed at his ill fortune, should attack her favourite.” After struck the prince a blow on the ear, which he revoked the sentence, rein the heat of pallion. He filed im- turned the nobleman his money, and mediately from justice ; but being declared that he alone was faulty, pursed and overtaken, he was con- as he encouraged by his example a demned to lose his head; but the pernicious practice, that might tergenerous Casimir determined other- minate in the ruin of hundreds of wise. " I am not surprised, said he, the people. Auguft, 1764.

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Torbe Author's of the BRITISH MAGAZINE. GENTLEMEN, I believe there is no subject more pleasing to the female part of your rea

ders, than that of love, they being generally more susceptible of that passion than the men; and as I apprehend your Magazine is calculated for the entertainment of the fair, as well as for the instruction of the men, I flatter myself the following little bistory will meet with your approbation, and not prove disagreeable to them. Tho' it may carry the appearance of a novel, I will venture to assure you there is no inci. dent through the whole, but what is truth. By inserting it you will greatly oblige,

Gentlemen, Your's, &c. Lincoln, August 19, 1764.

S. W.

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