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brazen doors, on which the his-the snows, or violent rains, that tory of our Saviour's birth, it overflows, and does prodigious life, and passion, is exquisitely damage. The fortifications of wrought; a plain proof how Rome are of no great strength, grossly they are mistaken, or how and would hardly be able to susthey would impose upon others, tain a regular siege. The town who say that they were gates of in general is well built, the Solomon's temple! The beauty streets wide, and adorned with a of the inside is answerable to the vast number of palaces, monasmagnificence of the outside, the tries and churches; most of them roof being gilt and supported by are extremely beautiful and magseventy-six marble pillars of dif-nificent: but it must be confessed ferent colours, the choir painted that some of the private houses by the greatest masters, and the rather deserve the name of huts, floor inlaid with marble. At a and would better become a counlittle distance from the church try village than a great metropolis. stands the baptistery, a round fabric supported by beautiful pillars and near it lies the burying place called campo santo, the earth that covers it having been brought from the holy land, which they pretend will consume corpse in forty-eight hours. This
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is surrounded with a cloister, a- Timber in a Seventy-four Gun Ship. dorned with excellent paintings. Adjoining to it stands the leaning tower, of a cylindrical form, a hundred and eighty-eight feet in height. The greatest curiosity that I observed about this city is an aqueduct, consisting of five thousand arches, which conveys water into the town from hills at several miles distance.
A seventy-four gun ship will swallow up nearly 3,000 loads of oak timber: a load of oak timber contains fifty cubical feet, and a ton forty feet; so that a seventyfour gun ship takes 2,000 large well-grown timber trees, of perhaps two tons each. The distance recommended for planting trees is thirty feet; but supposing trees to stand at the distance of two rods, (thirty-three feet) each statute acre would contain forty trees; of course, the building of a seventy-four gun ship,
From hence we proceeded to Rome which is situated on the river Tyber, about sixteen miles from the sea. The river runs through the city from north to south, and is often swelled to would such a height by the melting of acres.
clear the timber of fifty Even supposing the trees
to stand one rod apart, (a short number of pores will be estidistance for trees of the mag-mated at 1,000,000 * 144*14≈ nitude above-mentioned) it would 2,016,000,000, or two thousand clear twelve acres and a half; and sixteen millions.
no inconsiderable plot of ground. The complaints relative to the decrease of our timber are not
Origin of Chequers on Public
to be wondered at under such Houses.-Tradition says, that the circumstances; and this calcula- Earl of Warren and of Surrey,
tion points out to landed proprietors the necessity and patriotism of continually planting more trees to supply our future wants,
(whose armorial bearings were Checky Or, and Azure,) allied to William of Normandy, and who accompanied him in his conquest of this island, had afterwards an exclusive power of granting permission or license to vend malt
liquors; and to enable their agents
Pores of the Human Body.The skin of the human body, is a to collect the consideration-money very curious object for the micros-paid for it the more readily, the cope. By cutting a thin piece door-posts were painted in chewith a very sharp razor, and ap-quers, the arms of Warren, (as plying it to a good microscope, a above); the practice of which has multitude of small pores will be been handed down to the present seen, through which the perspira-day. The privilege of licensing ble matter is supposed to be ppetually transmitted. These are best seen in the under or second skin. There are said to be 1000 pores in the length of an inch, and of course, in a surface an inch square, there will be 1,000,000, through which, either the sensible or insensible perspiration is continually issuing.
is said to have been exercised by their descendant, the Earl of Arundel, as late as the reign of Philip and Mary.
BELLES AND DANDIES OF THE
"The Kings of Egypt were wont to
If there are 1,000,000 pores give unto their Queens the tribute of in every square inch, the follow-the city Antilla, to buy them girdles;" ing calculation is made of the And how much girdles, gorgets, number in the whole body : wimples, cowls, crisping-pins, The surface of the body of a veils, rails, frontlets, bonnets, middle-sized person, is reckoned bracelets, necklaces, roundtires, to contain 14 feet; and as each sweet-balls, rings, civets, musks, foot contains 144 inches, the lawns, hoods, glasses, mufflers,
ear-rings, stops, slippers, rose- equal it? yes, the man now is bepowders, jessamy-butter, com- come as feminine as the woman. plexion-waters, &c. &c. &c. &c. Men must have their half shirts do cost in our days many a sigh- and quarter arms, a dozen easeing husband doth know by the ments above, and two luke-homes year's account. What ado is there below; some walk (as it were) in to spruce up many a lady, ei- their waistcoats, and others (one ther for streets or market, balls, would think) in their petticoats; or operas: she is not fit to be seen they must have narrow waists unless she doth appear half naked; and narrow bands, large cuffs nor to be noticed, unless she hath upon their wrists and larger upon her distinguished patches upon their shins; their boots must her; she goeth not abroad 'till be crimped and their knees guardshe be feathered like a popinjay, ed. A man would conceive them and doth shine like alabaster. It apes by their coats, soapmen by is a hard thing to draw her out of their faces, mealmen by their bed, and a harder to draw her from shoulders, bears or French dogs the looking glass: it is the great by their frizzled hair. And this work of the family to dress her- is my trim man! And oh, that I much chafing and fuming there could end here! but pride doth go is before she can be thorough- a longer circuit, it has travelled to ly dressed; her spongings and perfumings, lacings and lickings, clippings and pinnings, dentifricings and daubings, the setting of every hair methodically, and the placing of every beauty-spot topically, are so tedious, that it is a wonder the mistress or the waiting-maid can sit "till all the scenes of this fantastic bit; comedy be acted through. O their colours, and their wives in these birds of Paradise are rich silks. bought at a dear rate! The keeping of these lannerets is very chargeable! The wife oftentimes doth wear more gold upon her back than the husband hath in his purse, and hath more jewels about her neck than the annual revenue doth amount to. This is the she- following for insertion in your pride, and doth not the he-pride amusing Miscellany, which, as it
the commons, every yeoman in his age must be attired like a gentleman of the first rank; every clerk must be as brave as the justice; every apprentice match his master in gallantry; the waiting-woman doth vie in fashions with her lady, and the kitchen-maid looks like some squire's daughter by her hathe handicraftsmen are in
A PLAIN MAN.
To the Editor of the Oxford Entertaining Miscellany.
I have selected the
is not generally known, will, ITo the Editor of the Oxford Enter.
dare say, be interesting to your numerous readers.
The Cause of the regular Figures formed by Hoar Frost on Windows.
I have many times thought of addressing a few lines to you, but my time has of late been so fully oc cupied, as to prevent my taking exercise even necessary for my health.
The same continued round of employment still engages my attention; but
M. Mairan, first supposed this curious phenomenon to be occasi-I determined no longer to delay the
I. The natural force of crystallization.
II. The necessity of the hoar frost extending itself along a plain surface, which restrains the quaquaversus tendency of crystallization.
promise I had made myself, having observed how very few original produc tions you were favoured with in the latter numbers of your Entertaining
feel is still more increased when I consider this to be a University Town,
oned by the pre-existence, in the glass, of certain regular figures generated during its formation; and he thinks that the particles Miscellany. I am quite at a loss as to of hoar frost deposit themselves what cause I must attribute such apaaccording to these figures. This thy, and that astonishment which I hypothesis has been overturned by M. Carena who shews that the a place above all others I should have following are among the princi-thought fertile in little effusions that pal causes of this phenomenon. would be entertaining to your readers. Are there no aspirers after fame? none that will attempt to make us laugh or cry?-Why then, Mr. Editor,let me consider for a moment-I ought not to be the person to complain, as I can promise you very little assistance from myself, having neither leisure nor ability to offer any thing worthy of notice-à propos, perhaps you may throw this into the fire as soon as you have read it-however, Mr. Editor, I have two or three poetical friends who occasionally favour me with their litIV. The imperfect and irregu-tle effusions, and if by offering any of lar conducting power of the glass, which is apt to produce in the vapours curvilineal motions at the instant preceding their congelation. M. Carena placed a small copper disc on the outside of one of the panes of glass, and found that the corresponding part of the glass was always free from hoar frost.
III. The numerous and varied resistances presented by the surface of the glass.
these I can contribute to the amusement of your readers you may com. mand me.
One of them shall accompany this, and if you think it worth inserting, I have several others from the same author I can furnish you with, waiting your answer I subscribe myself, Mr. Editor, Your well-wisher and Subscriber, Oxford, Sept. 21, 1824.
On leaving the Place of one's nativity. your Miscellany, the insertion Accustom'd scenes: dear native place! will oblige
And must I bid you now adieu ? Must I for ever hide my face
From scenes which I have lov'd to
And from these scenes when I depart,
Ah! must I also part with you? Who once profess'd that your fond
To me-for ever would be true.
Ah! must I, friendless and alone,
And must I my sad fate bemoan,
With none to sympathize or love?
Ah! must I thus without a friend
Funny and free are a Bachelor's revelries,
Cherrily, merrily, passes his life; Nothing knows he of connubial devilries,
Troublesome children and clamor
Free from satiety, care, and anxiety,
Charms in variety fall to his share; Bachelor's blisses and Venus's kisses, This, boys this, is the Bachelor's Fare.
Meet the contempt, the sneer, the A wife, like a canister, chattering,