and a great multitude of people stood wayting to see his corpes carryed to the Church-yard, some crying out, “ Hang him Rogue," " Bury bim in the Dungbill;" others pressing upon him, saying, they would quarter him for executing of the King: insomuch, that the Church-wardens and Masters of the Parish were fain to come for the suppressing of them, and (with great difficulty) he was at last carryed to White Chappell Church-yard, having (as it is said) a bunch of Rosemary at each end of the coffin on the top thereof, with a rope tyed crosse from one end to the other. And a merry conceited Cook living at the sign of the Crown, having a black Fan (worth the value of thirty shillings) took a resolution to rent the same in pieces, and to every feather tied a piece of pack-thread dy'd in black ink, and gave them to divers persons, who (in derision) for a while, wore them in their bats.' At page 7 of the Second Tract is an Account of Brandon. He is, there stated to have been twice. condemned by the Law to be banged for having two Wives, and by the mercy of the State pardoned, as a fit instrument of their new Reformation. He was the only son of GREGORY Brandon, and claimed the Gallows by inheritance." " The first he beheaded was the Earl of Strafford.' Page 8. "This Squire Brandon was by the bloody Junto fetched out of his bed by a troop of Horse at their late inhuman butchery of their King; he making a show, as if he had been uu. willing to do so vile and ungodly an act. • He said that His Majestie told him when he asked him forgiveness, that he would not forgive any subject that came to murder biin. His carcass was carried by four of his gibbetteers to Mary-Matt-Fellon, with great joy and hooting of the People, who pulled up all the nettles and weeds instead of rosemary, with which they strewed the ways and decked the posts, and tied about their hog's and dog's necks with black parings of cloth, crying, “ Two of the rogues are gone to the Devil, (meaning Dorislaw and Gregory) and we hope the rest will follow." There is one Tench, a drum-maker in Houndsditch, that provided ropes, pullies, and hookes (in case the King resisted) to compell and force him down to the block. This rogue is also haunted with a devil, and consumes, away.'-Ellis's Original Letters, Second Series, vol. jii, pp. 341, 342,Note.

For some remarkable extracts from the Newspapers of the day, and other curious particulars relative to tbis melancholy event, consult Mr. Ellis's Letters, vol. iij, p. 344-348.


Astronomical Occurrences

In JANUARY 1828. It is with no common feelings that we again meet our youthful friends in the delightful walks of science; while such as have ranged with us through the immensity of the starry heavens, need scarcely be reminded that systems of insensible matter, whatever may be the exquisite order in which they are arranged, display only the wisdom and the power of the Almighty Architect. As recipient beings, however, we look for something more—for his goodness; and here we have one of its brightest displays.

Thus, while the mute creation downward bend
Their sight, and to their earthly mother tend,
Man looks aloft; and, with erected eyes,
Beholds his own hereditary skies.


Obliquity of the Ecliptic. Most of our readers are already aware, that by this expression is meant the angle which the ecliptic makes with the equator, and that this angle is subject to a small annual variation; for the nature of which we shall refer to our former volumes, and merely insert its magnitude for several epochs during the present year.

January .. Ist, the true obliquity is 23° 27' 34.7"
April.... Ist ..

..... 23 27 35.0
July .... Ist .......

... 23 27 33:7 October.. Ist ..

... 23 27 34:2 December 31st .......

... 23 27 33:1 The mean obliquity January 1st is 23 27 43.3 The equation of the Equinoctial Points for the same epochs are,

January.. Ist, the equation is ............ + 9.5"
April.... 1st ....
July .... Ist .......................... + 6-7

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SOLAR PHENOMENA. The Sun enters Aquarius at 56 m. past 11 on the evening of the 20th of this month; and he rises and sets on every fifth day of the same period as in the following Table. It should be borne in mind, that these times are computed for the meridian of the Royal Observatory; and that, consequently, a slight reduction will be necessary to adapt them to other parts of the kingdom. This is made by converting the difference of longitude into time, at the rate of 15 degrees to an hour, and adding or subtracting it, as may be required. The times of his rising and setting for any of the intermediate days must also be found by proportion, as already directed.

TABLE Of the Sun's Rising and Setting for every fifth Day, .. January 1st, Sup rises 5m. after 8. Sets 55 m. after

6th ........ 2
31st ........ 29 ......

- Equation of Time. What is indicated by this expression is the difference of time as given by a correct sun-dial and a well-regulated clock. The obliquity of the ecliptic, and the unequal motion of the earth in this circle, cause the Sun to be sometimes before and sometimes after mean time, and therefore the Equation of Time is employed to correct the hour as indicated by the sun-dial, and find that which should be given by the clock. This furnishes one of the most easy and direct means of regulating that valuable instrument. Referring to our former volumes for more particular information on this subject, we shall insert the equation for every fifth day: that for the intermediate periods must be found by proportion,

........ 57 ......
...... 54 ...

.. 45 ......

37 ...

5 53



13 43


Of the Equation of Time for every fifth Day.

Tuesday, Jan. Ist, to the time by the dial add 3 35
Sunday...... 6th
Friday ......llth.
Wednesday..16th ..

.... 9 54
Monday ....21st

...... 11 30 Saturday ....26th

12 47 Thursday ....31st ..

13 43

Phases of the Moon.
Full Moon ... 2d day, at 56 in. after 5 in the morning
Last Quarter .. 10th ...... 15 ........? ............
New Moon .... 17th ...... 24.
First Quarter.. 23d ...... 45 ........ 8 in the evening

Moon's Passage over the Meridian. The passage of the Moon over the meridian forms one of the most easy and familiar of astronomical observations; and we shall therefore point out some of the most convenient times for these exercises, during the present month. These epochs likewise refer to the time at the Royal Observatory, but may easily be reduced to that of any other meridian by proportion, as already directed for the Equation of Time and other phenomena.

Of the Moon's Passage over the first Meridian.
January 9th, at 57 m. after 4 in the morning

10th .. 43
Ilth .. 32
121b ..
13th ..
14th .. 20
20th ..
21st ..
26th ..
28th ..
29th .. 21 ......10


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Time of High Water at London. The Moon being the chief agent in regulating the ebbing and flowing of the Tide, we shall insert the time of high water at London Bridge, for both morning and evening of every fifth day of the month, under the head of Lunar Observations. From this may also be readily deduced the time at various other places; and though local circumstances, as winds, &c. may have some slight influence in either accelerating or retarding the precise moment, the times specified below will be sufficiently correct for general purposes.


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To the Time, as given for London, add
For Tinmouth Haven, Hartlepool, and Amsterdam

Brest, Rochelle, and Rochford .......
Scilly, Cape Clear, and Leith ...........
Mount's Bay, Edystone, and Falmouth
Bridlington Pier, Humber, and Antwerp
Fowey, Looe, Plymouth, and Waterford
Dartmouth, Harborough, Hull, and Sidmouth
Torbay, Teignmouth, and Cork ....
Exmouth, Topsham, and Lyme ......
Bridgewater, Texel, and Cherburgh ....
Boston, Bristol, Lynn, and Weymouth
Harfleur, and without the Vlie ......
New York, New London, George Town, Savannah....

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