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RECIPE FOR CONSUMPTION. In a work lately published, “ Memoirs of Count Segur," (vol. I. p. 161), there is the following anecdote:
“My mother (the Countess de Segur,) being asked by Voltaire respecting her health, told him, that the most painful feeling she had arose from the decay of her stomach, and the difficulty of finding any kind of aliment that it could bear. Voltaire sympathized with her, and by way of consolation assured her, that he was once for nearly a year, in the same state, and believed to be incurable; but that, nevertheless, a very simple remedy had restored him. It consisted in taking no other nourishment than yolks of eggs, beaten up with the flour of potatoes and water." The following is the mode of preparing this valuable article of food, as recommended by Sir John Sinclair :
Receipt.--Beat up an egg in a bowl and then add six table-spoonfuls of cold water, mixing the whole well together. Then add two table-spoonfuls of the flour of potatoes, to be mixed thoroughly with the liquor in the bowl. Then pour in as much boiling water as will convert the whole into jelly, and mix it well. It may be taken either alone or with the addition of a little milk, and moist or beat sugar, not only for breakfast, but in cases of great stomachic debility, or in consumptive disorders, at the other meals. This dish is light, easily digested, extremely wholesome and nourishing Bread or biscuit may be taken with it, as the stomach gets stronger.
CRUELTY SAMUEL DUTTON, an ostler in the employment of Mr. Wooding, veterinary surgeon, George-street,
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Long Acre, was brought before Mr. Halls, the sitting Magistrate at Bow-street, charged under the provisions of Mr. Martin's act, with wanton]y, cruelly, maliciously, and unlawfully beating a horse which he had in charge. The prisoner's master, Mr. Wooding, came forward to prosecute,—the information having been laid at his instance, as a warning to other men in his employ.
John Priest, a stable-keeper in Mr. Wooding's service, deposed that the prisoner, in a fit of passion took up a broomstick, and struck one of the horses under Mr. Wooding's care, by which the poor animal was felled to the ground, and that, after the animal arose from the ground, he attacked him a second time, and beat him with his fists about the head."
The prisoner denied that he had struck the horse a second time, and endeavoured to excuse the blow with the broomstick, by stating that he was in a passion at the time.
Mr. Halls said, that that defence only made the crime the greater, the act of parliament empowered him to levy a fine in any sum from ten shillings to five pounds; he fined the prisoner forty shillings, and, in default of payment, sentenced him to a month's confinement in the house of correction.
The Magistrate told Mr. Wooding that his conduct was highly commendable.
This instant-Now is the precious moment. For shame, therefore, not to improve this invaluable moment, in which we may lay hold on eternity. A time will come, when thou shalt wish for one day,
· Extracts from the Public Newspapers. 569 one hour, for repentance; and who shall say whether thou wilt be able to obtain it?
Thomas à Kempis Many weak and ignorant persons say, Behold, how happy a state does that man enjoy! How rich, how great, how powerful, how exalted!” But turn thy attention to heavenly happiness, and thou wilt perceive that all these temporal advantages are of no real and permanent value: their acquisition uncertain, and their enjoyment painful; for they are never possessed without anxiety and fear. The happiness of man, whose real wants are few, “ consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Luke xii. 15.) The Same. , : 0, how great is human weakness, which is for ever inclined to evil! to-day we confess our sins, and tomorrow commit the same sins again. This hour we resolve to be watchful, and the next act as if we had never resolved at all. What reason, therefore, have such weak and unstable creatures to be continually humble, and to reject every vain opinion of their own-strength and goodness!
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EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWS.
PAPERS. CHICHESTER.—Two lads were playing at pitch and toss, in Portfield, in the parish of Oring, adjoining this city, when disagreeing, they had a few blows. One of ihem, whose name is Charles Burrage, went a short distance and took up a shovel, with which he returned and hit the other a violent blow on the head, which fractured the skull. The youth lingered a few hours, and died. An inquest was taken ; verdict « Manslaughter against Burrage," who is committed to Horsbam gaol.
Between one and two o'clock in the morning of Tuesday last a fight took place in Jesmond-fields, near Newcastle, between two young men of the names of Milcs Railton, a butcher, and Robert Entwistle, a potter. The combat lasted about half an hour, during which timo 25 rounds were fought, when Entwistle became stupified and unable to stand.' Being carried to the
house of an unclo in Gallowgate, be lingered until noon on the same day. A Coroncr's inquest was held on the following day, when a verdict was returned of “Manslaughter against Miles Railton," who has since been committed for trial.-Durham Advertiser.
George, the son of Mr. Heyes, a farmer, of Lea, was engaged in ploughing one of his father's fields, and being provided with a fowling-piece, he had loaded it for the purpose of amusing himself as occasion might occur ; but no such opportunity presenting itself, he placed the gun between the stilts of the plough with the muzzle towards him. He had not continued long, before it went off, and discharged its contents into his head. The plough-boy who was with him ran off for assistance; but before any could be rendered, the man was dead, verdict “ Accidental death.” - Preston Pilot.
An inquest was held at the Committee-room of St. Bartbolomew's Hospital, on the body of Samuel Jones, a fine boy, aged two years and three months.-Elizabeth Jones, the mother of the deceased, stated that she lives in Hatton-wall, Clerkenwell. On Sunday evening last, between six and seven o'clock, the father of the deceased placed him on the seat of the first floor window, and afterwards quitted the room. Witness was sitting in the apartment, and heard an alarm that a child bad fallen from a window. She proceeded to the street, and the deceased was placed in her arms, bleeding and insensible. She carried it to a surgeon, who advised her to carry it to the hospital.-Mr. Howship, the assistant-surgeon, stated that the deceased was brought to the hospital with a fractured scall, of which injury it died. Every assistance was afforded.- Mr. Shelton expressed his astonishment that accidents of tbis kind did not more frequently occur. It was impossible to pass through a street without observing children at windows in the most frightful situations. They would naturally spring, if their attention was attracted by any thing in the street, and pitch out.-The Jury returned a verdict of " Accidental Death."
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received the communications of J. H.; A. F. N.; W. M.; P.; H. S. K. ; 2. ; H. D.; A. R.; J. Sme; Anon ; Philorusticus ; G. M.; and X. The name of Philorusticus was omitted by mistake in our last Notice to Correspondents.
X. 2. 2. must not scold us for not admitting bis Article. We are frequently obliged to delay the inserting of articles much longer than we could wish, for want of room; and frequently obliged to omit them altogether, even though we have nothing to say against them.
INDEX TO VOLUME VIII.
Page Charity .......
- II. Escape of .. 70
Corn, Growtb of ........
relating to a .......... 551
Deaf and Dumb ........ 29
Letter on benefiting the Death of a school-fellow.. 201
poor ................ Desert Island ......vor, 309
on Drinking ... 554
Divisibility of Matter.... 156
his Motto ............ Ill
Dogs, Esquimaux........ 460