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of your sheeps.eyes, that the rot has ta. cestershire farmer : that sheep, when first ken them, drive your flock into a barn, touched with the rot, will thrive mightia covered fold, or some such convenient ly in fatting for ten weeks ; but, if they place; around this place let there be are not disposed of when they are come wooden troughs, like mangers, in chich up to a pitch, they will, in seven or you should feed your sheep with good, eight days time, fall away to nothing dry, clean oats, tor forty-eight hours; but skin and bone. The same farmer then have ready fome bay salt finely observed, that he had often had them powdered and searced, of which you are die in the height of their pitch, in half to sprinkle a little among the oats, in an hour's time, with 27 pounds of tal. creasing the quantity till it disgusts the low in their bellies. Theep, and you perceive they fall off their appetites ; afterwards, for the two fol. lowing days, give them again clean oats; and then mix your salt with them. From the Court Magazine, as before, continuing this process till The Travels of a Shilling. their eyes have recovered their natural colour, when you will find them per
WAS born on the side of a inoun. featly cured ; and to be convinced, it tain, near a little village of Peru, will only be necessary to kill one or two
and made a voyage to England in an of the flock."
ingot, under the convoy of Sir Francis To this I shall add a receipt for the Drake. I was, soon after my arrival, rot in Theep, which was communicated taken out of my Indian habit, refined, to me by a friend, a man of credit and naturalized, and put into the British veracity, who says he has often tried it mode, with the face of queen Elizabeth with success :
on the one side, and the arms of the “Steep same regulus of antimony in country on the other. Being thus eale, adding thereto some grains of pa: quipped, I found in me a wonderful radise, and a little sugar to sweeten it, inclination to ramble, and visit all the Of this infusion somewhat less than a parts of the new world, into which I was gill is to be given to every one of your brought. The people much favoured affected theep; they are to have two or my natural disposition, and thifted me three doses, according as they are more so fast from band to hand, that before I or less affected by the diftemper, allow was five years old, I had travelled al. ing two days intermission between each most into every corner of the nation : dose," This is said, as I have already but in the beginning of my
year, observed, to be a cure almost certain. to iny unspeakable grief, I fell into the
I just now took notice, that when rain hands of a miserable old fellow, who falls in the months of May and June, clapped me into an iron chelt, where I it is apt to cause the rot in sheep; it found five hundred more of my own will be necessary to add, that folding quality, who lay under the same conthem in the above months increases the finement; the only relief we had, was disorder ; for after having been depri- to be taken out and counted over in the ved of their liberty during the whole fresh air every morning and evening. night, they bite the noxious grass the After an imprisonment of several years, more greedily in the morning, having we heard somebody knock at our chest, less ceremony in their choice of herbs and breaking it open with an hammer : than if they were not folded. This is this we found was the old man's heir, a matter of some consequence, therefore wlio, as his father lay a dying, was so worthy of being attended to.
good to come to our release; he sepaOne thing more I must, on the autho- rated us that very day. What was rity of Mr. Lille, cominunicate to your fate of my companions I know not ; as readers, viz, an oblervation of a Lei- for myself, I was lent to the apotheca
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ry's slíop for a pint of sačk; thë apothe. would be too tedious to relate, I was cary gave me to an herb-woman, the sent to a young spendthrift, in compa-' herb-woman to a butcher, the butcher ny with the will of his deceafed father : to a brewer, and the brewer to his wife, the young fellow, who I found was very who made a present of me to a non-' extravagant, gave great demonftrations conformist preacher. After this man of joy at receiving of the will : but ner I made my way merrily through the opening it, he found himself difinheritworld ; for, as I told you before, we ed, and cut off from the possession of a fhillings love nothing so much as tra- fair eftate, by virtue of my being made velling. I sometimes fetched in a à present to him. This put him. in to Shoulder of mutton, sometimes a play- such a passion, that after having taken book, and often had the satisfaction to me into his hand, and cursed me, he treat a Templar at a twelve-penny or squirred me away from him as far as he dinarys
, or carry him with three friends could Aing me ; I chanced to light in to Weftminster. Hall.
an unfrequented place under a dead In the midst of this pleasant progress, wall, where I lay undiscovered and use. which I made from place to place, I lefs, during the usurpation of Oliver was arrested by a superstitious old woo Cromwell. ian, who shut me up in a greasy purse, About a year after the king's return, in pursuance of a foolish saying, that a poor cavalier that was walking there while the kept a queen Elizabeth's fhil. about dinner-time, fortunately cast bis Jing about her, the should never be eye upon me, and, to the great joy of without money. I continued here a us both, carried me to a cook's shop, close prisoner for many months, till at where he dined upon me, and drank laft I was exchanged for eight and forty the king's health. When I came again farthings : I thus rambled from pocket into the world, I found I had been to pocket till the beginning of the civil happier in my retirement than I thought, wars, when (to my shame be it spoken) having probably by that means escaped I was employed to raise soldiers against wearing a monstrous pair of breeches. the king: for being of a very tempting Being now of great credit and asbreadth, a serjeant inade use of me to tiquity, I was rather looked upon as a inveigle country fellows, and lift them medal than an ordinary coin ; for whick in the service of the parliament: as soon reason á gamester laid hold of me, and as he had made one man sure, his way converted me to a counter, having got was to oblige him to take a shilling of a together fome dozens of us for that more homely figure, and then practise use. We led a melancholy life in his the same trick upon another : thus I posteslion, being busy at those hours, continued doing great mischief to the wherein current coin is at reft, and parcrown, till my officer, chancing one taking the fate of our master, being in morning to walk abroad earlier than or a few moments valued at a crown, a dinary, sacrificed me to his pleasures, pound, or a lix-pence, according to the and niade use of me to feduce á milk. Situation in which the fortune of thre maid. This wench bent me, and gave cards placed us. I had at length the me to her sweetheart, applying, more good luck to see my master break, by properly than the intended, the usual which means I was again fent abroad forin of, To my Love and from my under my primitive denomination of Love. This ungenerous gallant, mår. a Thilling. sying her within a few days after, pawn. I shall pass over many other accident's ed me for a dram of brandy, and drink- of less moment, and hasten to that faing me out the next day, I was beaten tal cataftrophe, when I fell into the Mat with an hammer, and again fet à hands of an artist, who conveyed me running
under ground, and with an unmerciful After many adventures, which it pair of sheers cut off my titles, clipped
my brims, retrenched my shape, rub- danger, and he can smell a man at a bed me to my inmot ring, and in short, considerable distance. If any thing so spoiled and pillaged me, that he did frightens him he plunges into the water not leave me worth a groat. You may again, and will continue there three think what a confusion I was in to see hours longer without stirring, infomuch myself thus curtailed and disfigured. that a hunter who waits for him, mult I should have been alhamed to have be very patient till he rises a second time shewn my head, had not all my old ac. and shews his head. As soon as he bequaintance been reduced to the same gins to appear, the hunter must take his shameful figure, 'excepting some few aim at the side of the head, but if he that were punch'd thro' the belly, In Rould chance to be seen by this animal the midst of this general calamity, when he anks in an instant. When he is every body thought our misfortune ire killed in the water the blood will disco. retrievable, and our case desperate, we ver the place where he lies, and then were thrown into the furnace together, with a boat, hooks, and cords, he is and (as it often happens with cities ri. dragged to the bank. This done, they Ang out of a fire) appeared with greater take off his skin, turn out his bowels, beauty and lustre than we could ever and throw him on a waggon to carry boaft of before. What has happened him home. His weight, when full to me since this change of sex which grown, is from 2500 to 3000 pounds. you now see, I shall take some opportu The Sea-horse for colour and shape nity to relate. In the mean time I shall reseinbles a Rhinoceros, only his legs only repeat two adventures, as being very are a little shorter. The head pretty extraordinary, and neither of them much resembles that of a common horse; having ever happened to me above once but the mouth is much larger, as well in my life. The first was, my being in as his nostrils. His ears and eyes are a poet's pocket, who was so taken with very small, and his legs Short, gross, the brightness and novelty of my ap. and of the same thickness from the top pearance, that it gave occasion to the to the bottom. His hoof is not cloven fineft burlesque poem in the British lan- like that of an ox, but is divided into guage, intitled, from me, The Splen, four parts at the extremity, and on each did Shilling. The second adventure, of these parts there are small furrows, which I must not admit, happened to which turn like those of a screw. The me in the year 1703, when I was given tail is short like that of an Elephant, away in charity to a blind.man; but and has a little short hair thereon ; but indeed this was by mistake, the perion he has none any where else. who gave me having heedlesly thrown The udder of the females hings be. me into the hat among a pennyworth tween the hind legs, like that of a of farthings.
cow, but they are very linall in pro
portion to the bulk of the body. They ************* have been often seen to fuckle their
young ones of the size of a sheep. The From the COURT MAGAZINE. hide of a Sea-horse is above an inch
thick, and is so hard, that it scarcely can Natural History of the Sea-horse. be penetrated with a musket ball; for
HE Hippopotamus, or Sea-horse, which reason the liunters always aim at
by some called a Sea Elephant, the head. A Sea-horse has nothing is an animal which feeds upon grass on more reinarkable than his tulks, which the banks of rivers ; but frequently are four in number, that proceed from hides himself under water, where he the lower jaw, and rise out of the mouth will continue for some time. When he to a considerable height. They are as lifts his head out of the water, he looks thick as an ox's horn, and about a foot about every where to see if there is no and a half long, weighing ten pounds
each. They are extremely white, and suppose that they bring forth four at always keep of the same colour, whereas a time every year; however, this is ivory is apt to grow yellow. For this not very certain. The negroes that reason they are greatly in request among build their huts on the sides of the ri-, mathematical infrument-makers, for vers, are obliged 10 guard their fields Scales, sectors, and the like. However, and gardens night and day, making he has forty-four teeth in all, that is,, fires about them to keep off the Seaeight incilors, four in each jaw, four horses and Elephants, otherwise they dog teeth, two on each side, which are would do a great deal of damage among all in the shape of cylinders, and thirty- the rice and corrs, not only by eating it, two grinders, of which there are eight but by trampling it with their feet. above and below in each jaw.
The Portuguese are allowed to eat the The flesh of this animal is very fine flesh of this animal in Lent, to which, eating either roasted or boiled, and is they give the name of filh, though it highly esteemed at the Cape of Good is very certain nothing can be more un-. Hope, where it is sold for lix-pence a like it ; but the reason is their being pound. The fat is as dear as the lean, very fond of it; and so are willing to, being exceedingly wholesome, and it is have it go under that name, that the used in making puddings, instead of eating of it may not disturb their conbutter. The history of this animal has tciences, been very imperfect till of late, for formerly they could only be feen at కుమారులకు D55 Cairo in Egypt, and that very seldom, Mr. Ray could only give an account of From the British MAGAZINE. one from Columna, and that was very The History of Eudocius and Selinda. young; tor his teeth were not above lix inches long, and they were hid within OME time ago, being at a friend's the mouth. Likewile from the head house in the country, I took one to the tail he was only thirteen feet long, day a side out, in order to divert myand the diameter of his body was no relf while my friend made a visit, in inore than four feet fix inches.. which I did not incline to accompany
The Hippopotamus delights in rivers him. As I was returning in the afterwhere the water is quite sweet, and noon towards home, I cast my eyes on a chures those parts of them where there small house, at a little distance from the is grass on the banks, and consequently road: the elegance of its structure, the he is improperly called a Sea-horse, be. beauty of its situation, and the neatcause he is never met with even in faltness of the gardens that surrounded it, water. He does not sleep in the water all conspired to make me turn a little as some liave affirmed, but always among out of my way, in order to take a nearer reeds, buthes and thickets, that are on view of it. As I drew towards the enthe sides of the rivers; and then he snores trance of a shady avenue of trees, which so loud that he discovers himself to the led directly up to the house, a gentlelzunters, who then take an opportunity man who was walking there with a book of killing him, which they may easily in his hand, approached me very civilly, do, if they can get near him without and enquired my business : I told him, making any noise ; for he is very quick that coming down to spend the summer of hearing, and wlien he is disturbed at Mr. Such a-one's, I had made a little imrnediately jumps head foreinott into excursion, in order to fee the country, the water.
and could not pass by fo charming They bring forth their young on the seat, without indulging my curiofity so Jand, where they suckle them and bring far as to take a nearer look at it. “ The Hier up, unleis they are disturbed, and gentleman you mention, said Eudocius, Then they all take to the water. Some (for so I ball call himn) is a person for
whom I have a very great esteem ; be Mentor, who had been also his father's so good, Sir, as to alight, and if there tutor : Mentor managed both his puis any thing about my house you think pil's education and estate with the utworthy of your observance, I assure you, most prudence, 'till Eudocius réaclied you are very welcome to the sight of it.” his eighteenth year, when Mentor dyI complied with his request; and he ing, left every thing entirely to his own himself thewed me all the principal rooms management; in which, notwithstanda of the house, which were hung with ing his youth, he demeaned himself so good paintings, and so exactly fur- prudently, that he justly gained the nished, that they had in them every reputation of being one of the finest thing that was plain and useful, with gentlemen of the county. In fort, out containing any thing either fuper. every body loved him as a gaod neighAuous or gaudy. He conducted me bour, and every body esteemed hiin as next into his gardens, which were eve a judicious friend. About three miles ry way extremely elegant; and parti- from Eudocius lived Severus, a morose cularly were adorned with several ex- old man, of about two thousand pounds cellent antique statues. At the bottom a year real, belides an immense personal of his parterre ran a beautiful canal, on estate ; all which, at his decease, would the other side of which lay a park, where descend to his only daughter, Selinda, the eye, after being entertained with a a young lady, who, both by her beaumultitude of agreeable objects, had its ty and merit, more than deserved it. views terminated at a considerable dif- Eudocius, by education, family, and tance by a lovely grove of trees. Hither in ereft, was attached to one party; and insensibly we wandered: in the middle Severus, by a natural obstinacy in his of the grove stood a little marble edifice, temper, violently bias'd to the other. whose situation might be properly ftiled This occasioned the families having litsweetly melancholy. In this was con- tle intercourse one with the other, extained a collection of the best authors, cept their sometimes visiting at the same and it was especially well furnished with places. the poets. Here Eudocius drew out of It was at one of these accidental his bofom the book which he had in his meetings, that Eudocius first saw Se. hand when I first saw him: it was a Vir. Jinda. This first interview created in gil, which opened of itself at the story him a strong concern, which ripened by of Orpheus and Eurydice.
degrees, into a violent and lasting paffiBut night coming on, we returned to It would be needless for me to give the house, where, after taking a glass or you an unnecessary detail of the series two of wine, I took my leave ; though of this amour ; it is sufficient for me, not without my being obliged to promise that I inform you, that the love of Euto make him a second vilis, as soon as I docius was received with reciprocal had an opportunity.
tenderness by Selinda, and that SeveAs soon as I came home I related rus's consent was only wanting to make this adventure to my friend, and en
them happy. treated him, if it was in his power, he A friend, whom Eudocius had made would acquaint une with the history of his confidant in this affair, was employé Eudocius. Accordingly, in order to ed to found the old gentleman's inclina. satisfy my desire, he proceeded in the tions upon this head. But no sooner following manner.
was it inentioned to Severus, than with “ Eudocius (lays he) is now about his usual vehemence of temper, he pofive and twenty: he is possessed of a- sitively declared, that if his daughter bout a thousand pounds a-year, and wedded Eudocius, he would not only descended of a very honourable family. immediately turn her out of doors, but Both his parents dying when he was at his death, would deprive her both of very young, left him to the care of his blelling and eitate.