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him: his wife came home about five missing. At length, after diligent o'clock, when the door was forced search, the was found secreted in the open, and he found in that dreadful garret of an empty house, furiously condition. - Verdict Lunacy. It is mad, with the bure skull of the dejudged poverty and jealousy were the cessed in her apron; and, horrid to recaute.

Jate! had recently devoured the whole • JUSTICE.

of the fled thereof, the hair of which Tyler, the noted swindler, mentioned the had tied round her fingers, wrists, in our latt to have been convidied at and neck. She died in a fhiort time the Old Bailey, was executed on the after. 24th. The judges, in his case, bad oc

PHILANTHROPY. casion to settle a very material object to John Thornton, efq, who died lately the mercantile part of the world : viz. at Bath, began the world with one That any person putting a fictitious thouf nd pounds, and left it with fix pame on the back of a bill, was guilty hundred thousand pounds

His gains of forgery.

as a merchant were immense; he was William Jobbins and Edward Lowe, the greatest merchant in Europe, exar the lame setitons, were convicted of cept Mr. Hope, of Amlterdam ; and wilfully occasioning the dreadful fire in generally one half of his profits, it is Alderfgate- ftreet, which began at the thought, was dedicated to the poor. house of Mr. Gilding. Flindall, an Mr. Thornton was one of the principal accomplice, turned evidence; and they promoters of the propagation of the were hanged on the spot, the zoth. Gospel in foreign parts, and expended

Francis Fontón, a clerk belonging to annually upwards of two thousand the Bank, convicted at a former feffions pounds in the distribution of religious of forgery, was extcuted on the 24th, books. with four other culprits.


A man at Ninfield Stocks in Sussex, At half past ten o'clock in the morn- lately fold his wife to another man of the ing of the 30th of October the labora- same place for the valuable consideratory of one of the powder inagazines tion of half a pint of gin; but the buyer of Namur took fire in the part destined being in liquor, and the feller withing for making cartridges. It blew up, to take no unfair advantage of hin, and destroyed a considerable part of the consented to take her to bed and board quarter in which it was situated. Four till the next morning; when the pur. hundred persons, and a great number chaser attended to receive her, and to of children, were the victims of this whom she was delivered in due form, disaster, which does not appear the ef- with a halter about her neck, in the fect of chance; as, twice before, matches presence of two, witnesses. had been found, evidently disposed with peared nightily delighted with the cea design to occasion an explofion. remony, which being over, the hopeful

pair departed, filled with joy and exe

pectation from the happy union. The following shocking circumstance occurred at Nancy during the late commotion at that place :~When the

The beginning of this month died Swiss regiment was cut to pieces, and Mr. Edwin, the celebrated comedian. the ferment a little ceased, a young The 7th he was interred in the church. woman, who had been married about yard of St. Paul's, Covent-garden. three weeks to a ferjeant in that regi- The corpse was attended to the grave ment, rushed out of her dwelling, upon by several respectable and many of the hearing he was killed, and went in molt elteemed comedians of the two search of the body; from that time, Theatres, during the space of three days, she was

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To my right worshipful master, John

Pafton, be this delivered in harte.

Right worshipful husband, I re-

commend me to you, praying you to HESE letters were most of weet, &c. (here followus fome

account them written by, or to, par- of money received, &c.) ticular persons of the family of As for tidings, the queen came Pafton, in Norfolk, who lived during into this town on * Tuesday last past the reigns mentioned above, were after noon, and abode, here till ic carefully preserved in that family was Thursday three (o'clock) afterfor several descents, and were finally noon ; and Nie sent after my cousin in the possession of the earl of Yar. Elizabeth * Clere by Sharinborn to mouth. They then became the come to her; and the durft not disproperty of that great antiquary obey her commandment, and came Peter le Neve, esq. norroy. From to her; and when the came in the him they devolved to Mr. Martin, queen's presence, the queen made by his marriage with Mrs. le Neve, right much of her, and desired her and were a part of his collections to have an husband, the which ye purchased by Mr. Worth : from shall know of hereafter ; but as for whom, in 1774, they came into the 'that he is never nearer than he was poffeffion of the editor, fir John before ; the queen was right well Fenn.

pleased with her answer, and reportWe have perused the whole of this ed of her in the best wise, and faith, extensive collection with great atten- by her truth, the saw no gentle. tion; some of the anecdotes, as woman since she came into Norfolk, might be expected in a private epif- that she liked better than the doth tolary correspondence, are trivial, her. and iome of them are already well Blake, the bailey of Swaffham, known. In our selections, however, was here with the king's brother, and we have endeavoured to obviate both he came to me, wening, that had these objections ; but, if we have been at home; and said, that the not been wholly successful, the read- kiny's brother desired him that he er will nevertheless become acquaint- should pray you in his name to come ed with the epistolary and familiar to him, for he would right fain that stile of an age of which no speci- ye had come to him, if ye had been mens of this kind were before known at home ; and he told me, that he to exist,

wift well that he should send for you, Tuesday 18th of April. Thursday 20th + Daughter of Robert Clere, esq. of of April.

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when he came to London, both for Almighty God have you in his coffey and other things.

governance. I pray you that ye will do your Written at Middleton the roth cost on me against Whitsuntide, that day of August. I may have something for my neck;

Your friend, when the queen was here, I borrow

* SCALES. cd my coulin Elizabeth Clere's de Middleton, in Norfolk, vice, for 1 durst not for thame go

Tuesday, 10th of August, with my beads among so


1456, 34 H: VI.

many gentlewomen as here were at that time.

EDWARD IV.-LETTER XX. The blessed Trinity have you in To master John Pafton, or to my mistress his his keeping

mother, be this letter delivered in hafte. Written at Norwich on the Friday Brother, I commend me to you next before Saint George.

(then follows an order for making out

an account, and receiving some rents, MARGARET Paston. &c.) Norwich,

By Juddy I fent you a letter by Friday, 21st of April,

Corby within four days before this; 1452, 3o H. VI.

and therewith two pots of oil for #sallads, which oil was good as might

be when I delivered it, and Mall be To my right trosty, and entirely well be., good at the receiving, if it be not

loved friend, John Pafton, esq. mishandled, nor miscarried. RIGHT trufty, and entirely well Item, as for tidings the earl of beloved friend, I greet you well, Northumberland is home into the and will ye weet, that Daniel hath North, and my lord of Gloucester required me to write unto you, shall after as to-morrow, men fay. praying you that ye will keep the Allo this day Robert of Ratclyff day upon Thursday seven days next wedded the lady Dymock at my coming; which fhall be for the best place in Fleet-street, and my lady as I trust, notwithstanding I suppose and yours, Dame | Elizabeth Bourlearned men will not be easy for to chier, is wedded to the lord Howget, because of this busy time of ard's fon and heir. Also fir Thomas harvest.

Walgrave is dead, of the fickness that Thomas lord Scales, was a valiant and for the table were still cultivated here; for active soldier in the French wars, and was the common 'opinion has been, that most of feneschal of Normandy.

our fruits and garden productions were so In 1460, he secured the Tower of Lon- entirely neglected during these civil wars, as don for the king, but that being delivered to have been almost totally destroyed. up to the Yorkists after the battle of North # John Neville, was created earl of ampton, in July, in that year; he fearing for Northumberland, in 1 463, but resigned this his own personal safety, endeavoured to title in 1469, to the family of Percy, the escape by water, but being seen by the earl ancient pofíeffors of it.. of Warwick's men, was taken and slain § Richard Plantagenet, afterwards king by them, being then about sixty-two years Richard III. old.

|| Thomas Howard, son of John lord His daughter and heir was married to Howard, was created earl of Surrey, by Anthony Wodvile, brother to Elizabeth, Richard 11), and duke of Norfolk, by queen of Edward IV. who in her right was Henry VIII. Hemarried Elizabeth, daughsummoned to parliament as lord Scales. ter and heir of fir Frederic Tilney, kt. and + This letter, though without any name, widow of Hu

hrey Bourchier, lord Berwas written by fir Jolin Paiton, to his bro ners; she died about 1507. Their son ther John Paston, and the mention of oil for Thomas, afterwards duke of Norfolk, was fallads, shews us that at this time vegetables born about 1470.



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LETTER XXX. no) cheer for you.) Also my lord To John Pafton, esq. being at Norwich, *archbishop was brought to the Tower

be this letter delivered. on Saturday at night; and on Mon

I recommend me to you, letting day, at midnight, he was conveyed you weet, &c. (Here follows an acto a fhip, and so into the sea, and as

count of bills, and receipts, &c. of no yet I cannot underftand whither he consequence.) is fent, nor what is fallen (become)

Item, as for mistrefs Katherine of him ; men say, that he hath of

Dudley, I have many times recomfended; but, as John Forter faith, mended you to her, and she is no some men say nay, but all his meny thing displeased with it; she rekkythe (family) are disparbled (dispersed), (careth) not how many gentlemen every man his way; and some that love her, she is full of love ; I have are great clerks, and famous doctors betyn (enforced) the matter for

you, of his, go now again to Cambridge your unknowledge, (without your to school,

knowledge) as I told her; she anAs for any other tidings I hear swered me, that she would (have) none; the counters of +Oxford is still no one this two years, and I believe in St. Martin's, I hear no word of her; for I think, the hath the life her.

that she can hold her content with, The

I trow the will be a fore labouring had child a daughter

but late at Windfor, thereof I grow

woman this two years for the meed
had word.

of her soul.
And as for

in like case, as I was ; and as for my

And mistress Gryseacress is sure
lord Schamberlain he is not yet come to Selenger (St. Leger), with my
to town, when he cometh then shall lady of || Exeter, a foul lofs.
I weet what to do. Sir John of

Item, I pray you speak with Parr is your friend and mine, and I

*Harcourt of the abbey, for a little gave him a fair arming sword within clock, which I sent him by James this three days. I heard somewhat Gresham to mend, and that ye would by him of a back friend of yours; get it of him, and (if) it be ready, and fhall know more hereafter.

and send it me; and as for ye

money Written the last day of April.

for his labour, he hath another 30th of April, 1466,

clock of mine, which fir Thomas 6 E. IV.

Lyndes, God have his soul! gave * I suppose this means George Neville, ried Henry Holland, duke of Exeter, and archbishop of York, and brother to Richard in 1462 had poffeffion of his forfeited Neville, earl of Warwick, who at this time estates, and remained with her brother, was greatly discontented with the proceed. Edward IV. She afterwards married fir ings of the king, and perhaps had drawn his Thomas St. Leger, and died in 1475. brother the archbishop into the commission * This fhews that our curious mechanical of some act disagreeable to Edward. arts were practised in the religious houses,

+ Margaret, wife of John de Vere, carl and performed there by the monks, &c. of Oxford, was daughter of Richard Neville, for money. carl of Salisbury, and sister of Richard, earl This letter was written in February or of Warwick.

March 1469, 1470, or 1471, for in these This lady suffered much, both from po- years civil diffenfions were on foot. The verty and distress, during the imprisonment caution, respecting tidings, and the uncerand exile of her husband.

tainty of what may befall, thews that this I Elizabeth, afterwards queen consort of letter was written during some convulsion Henry VII. by this marriage the white and of the state. red roses were united; she was born in By the earl of Warwick's being supposed February 1465.

to go with the king into Lincolnshire, it apWilliam, lord Haftyngs.,

pears as if this letter was written during the Anne, daughter of Richard, duke of restoration of Henry VI. and that their Work, and sister of king Edward IV. mare going there was to oppose Edward's return.

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me; he may keep that till I pay of the article of the treaty between him ; this clock is my lord archbi- fir William Yelverton and me. shop's, but let not him weet of it, Item, my lord of Warwick, as it and that it (be) calily carried hither is supposed, shall go with the king by your advice.

into Lincolnshire, fome men say that Also as for oranges I Mall send his going fall do good, and some you a ferteyn by the next carrier, say, that it doth harm. and as for tidings the bearer hereof I pray you ever have an eye to fall inform you, ye must give cre- Caister, to know the rule there, and dence to him.

send me word, and whether my wife As for my yood speed, I hope well, lord and my lady be yet as fotted upI am offered yet to have mistress on it (as fond of it) as they were ; Ann Hault', and I Mall have help and whether my said lord resorteth enough as fome fay.

thither as often as he did or not; (Here follows an account of some dif- and of the disposition of the counputes between for William Yelverton, try. and for John Pastor, his uncle Wil

JOHN Paston, knight. liam, &c. of no consequence.)

[To be continued.] Item, it is so that I am in purpose to come home within a month here.

ANECDOTES. after, or about Midlent, or before Easter, under your correction, if so

[Transmitted by J. R. of Liverpool.] he, that ye deem that my mother would help me to my costs, ten

THE RECOMPENCE OF INTEGRITY, marks (61. 135. 4d.) or thereabouts,

[Related by Cunningham.] I pray you feel her disposition and send me word.

A Common English foldier, at Item, I cannot tell you what will the fiege of Lifle, had the good forfall of the world, for the king verily tune to take prisoner major-general is disposed to go into Lincolnshire, Croissy Colbert, brother to the and inen wot not what will fall marquis de Torcy. The prisoner, thereof, nor thereafter, they ween greatly delighted with the humanity my lord of Norfolk shall bring ten and good behaviour of the son of thousand men.

Mars, offered him two hundred Item, there is come a new little Louis d'ors and a captain's poit for Turk, which is a well visaged fellow, life, if he would restore him his liof the age of forty years ; and he is berty : but the soldier, with a maglower than Manuel by an handful, nanimous spirit, which would not and lower than my little Tom by have dishonoured his superiors, re. the shoulders, and more little above lifted the temptation; alledging the his pap; and he hath, as he said to disgrace that would attend such the king himself, three or four chil- conduct; and asking his prisoner, dren, (Soms), each one of them as at the same time, how, when exhigh and as likely as the ķing himself; alted to the rank of a captain, he and he is legged right enough, and should be able to face his general, it is reported that his pintel is as long under whom he bad fought so many as his leg.

years? In short, he freely protested Item, I pray you fhew, or read to that he would rather continue a my mother, such things, as ye think common soldier with honour, than are for her to know, after your dis, be raised to any other state or concretion ; and to let her underitand dition of life, by means of an action


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