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COUNTRY CATTLE AND MEAT MARKETS, &c.
Norwich Castle Meadow, Sept. 9.-We had only a few lots of about three parts fat Cattle at market to-day; prices of the best 8s. per stone of 14 lbs. sinking offal. The supply of Store Stock was large, but of an inferior description. Scot sold from 4s. to 4s. 6d. per stone, when fat. Short Horns, 3s. to 4s. Cows and Calves a very flat sale. The supply of Sheep and Lambs was good. Shearlings sold from 24s. to 29s., fat ones to 41s.; Stock Down Ewes to 31s. 6d. Lambs from 13s. to 19s. Pigs cheaper.
Horncastle, Sept. 9.-Beef, 7s. to 7s. 6d. per stone of 14 lbs. Mutton, 6d. to 7d.; Lamb, Cd. to 7d.; and Veal, 6d. to 7d. per
Manchester, Sept. 6.-There was a large supply of Cattle to-day, which, owing to the late rains, those well fed met a trifling advance and brisker sale. Lean Cattle were very difficult to quit. Sheep and Lambs plentiful and rather dearer.-Beef, 44d. to 64d.; Mutton, 44d. to 5§d.; Lamb, 4d. to 5d.; Veal, 5d. to 7d.; and Pork, 34d. to 5d. per lb. sinking offal.
AVERAGE PRICE OF CORN, sold in the Maritime Countics of England and Wales, for the Week ended September 1, 1826.
.52 10....30 0....26 10
.64 5.. .34
57 1. ..40
3. .35 7.
* The London Average is always that of the Week preceding.
.55 7....35 1....31 II
.54 5....36 2.
VOL. 59.-No. 13.] LONDON, SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 1826. [Price 6d.
"Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail: say "ing, when will the new moon be gone that we may sell corn? And the Sabbath, that we may "set forth wheat, making the Ephah small and "the Shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit; that we may buy the poor for silver, "and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell "the refuse of the wheat? Shall not the land "tremble for this; and every one mourn that "dwelleth therein? I will turn your feasting "into mourning, saith the Lord God, and your "songs into lamentations."-Amos, chap. viii.
ver. 4 to 10.
sort, with a white covering on him, and five women and four men : From SALISBURY to WARMINSTER, when I arrived, there were five from WARMINSTER to FROME, couple of us. I joined the congrefrom FROME to DEVIZES, and gation, until they came to the from DEVIZES to HIGHWORTH. litany; and then, being monstrously hungry, I did not think myself bound to stay any longer. I wonder what the founders would say, if they could rise from the grave, and see such a congregation as this in this most magnificent and beautiful cathedral? I wonder what they would say, if they could know to what purposes the endowments of this Cathedral are now applied; and above all HEYTESBURY, (WILTS) THURS- things, I wonder what they would DAY, 31st AUGUST, 1826.-This say, if they could see the halfplace, which is one of the rotten starved labourers, that now minisboroughs of Wiltshire, and which ter to the luxuries of those who was formerly a considerable town, wallow in the wealth of those enis now but a very miserable affair. dowments. There is one thing, Yesterday morning I went into at any rate, that might be abstainthe Cathedral at Salisbury about ed from, by those that revel in the 7 o'clock. When I got into the riches of those endowments; namenave of the church, and was look-ly, to abuse and blackguard those ing up and admiring the columns of our forefathers, from whom the and the roof, I heard a sort of endowments came, and who erecthumming, in some place which ed the edifice, and carried so far appeared to be in the transept of towards the skies that beautiful the building. I wondered what it and matchless spire, of which the was, and made my way towards present possessors have the imputhe place whence the noise ap-dence to boast, while they reprepeared to issue. As I approached sent as ignorant and benighted it, the noise seemed to grow louder. creatures, those who conceived At last, I thought I could distin- the grand design, and who exeguish the sounds of the human cuted the scientific and costly voice. This encouraged me to work. These fellows, in big white proceed; and, still following the wigs, of the size of half a bushel, sound, I at last turned in at a door-have the audacity, even within way to my left, where I found a the walls of the Cathedrals thempriest and his congregation assem-selves, to rail against those who bled. It was a parson of some founded them; and RENNELL and
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STURGES, while they were actually, literally, fattening on the spoils of the monastery of St. SWITHIN, at Winchester, were publishing abusive pamphlets against that Catholic religion, which had given them their very bread.-For my part, I could not look up at the spire and the whole of the church at Salisbury, without feeling that I lived in degenerate times. Such a thing never could be made now. We feel that, as we look at the building. It really does appear that if our forefathers had not made these buildings, we should have forgotten, before now, what the Christian religion was!
press it, is not so deep, and the sides of it not so steep, as in the case of the Avon; but the villages are as frequent; there is more than one church in every mile, and there has been a due proportion of mansion houses demolished and defaced. The farms are very fine up this vale, and the meadows, particularly at a place called STAPLEFORD, are singularly fine. They had just been mowed at Stapleford, and the hay carried off. At Stapleford, there is a little crossvalley, running up between two hills of the down. There is a little run of water about a yard wide at this time, coming down this little vale across the road into the river. The little vale runs up three miles. It does not appear to be half a mile wide; but in those three miles there are four churches; namely, Stapleford, Uppington, Berwick St. James, and Winterborne Stoke. The present population of these four villages, is 769 souls, men, women, and children, the whole of whom could very conveniently be seated in the chancel of the church at Stapleford. Indeed, the church and parish of Uppington seem to have been united with one of the other parishes, like the parish in Kent which was united with North Cray, and not a single house of which now remains. What were these four churches built FOR within the distance of three miles? There are three parsonage houses still remaining; but, and it is a very curious fact, neither of them good enough for the parson to live in!
At Salisbury, or very near to it, four other rivers fall into the AvoN. The Wyly river, the Nadder, the Born, and another little river that comes from Norrington. These all become one, at last, just below Salisbury, and then, under the name of the Avon, wind along down and fall into the sea at Christchurch. In coming from Salisbury, I came up the road which runs pretty nearly parallel with the river WYLY, which river rises at Warminster and in the neighbourhood. This river runs down a valley twenty-two miles long. It is not so pretty as the valley of the Avon; but it is very fine in its whole length from Salisbury to this place (Heytesbury.) Here are watered meadows nearest to the river on both sides; then the gardens, the houses, and the corn-fields. After the corn-fields come the downs; but, generally speaking, the downs are not so bold here as they are on the sides-Here are seven hundred and sixty of the Avon. The downs do not souls to be taken care of, but there come out in promontories so often is no parsonage house for a soulas they do on the sides of the curer to stay in, or at least that Avon. The Ah-ah !! if I may so ex- he will stay in; and all the three
parsonages are, in the return laid I dare say, a thousand times talkbefore Parliament, represented to ed about this Steeple Langford, be no better than miserable la- and about the beautiful farms and bourers' cottages, though the pa-meadows along this valley. I have rish of Winterborne Stoke, has a talked of these to my children a church sufficient to contain two or great many times; and I formed three thousand people. The truth the design of letting two of them is, that the parsons have been re- see this valley this year, and to ceiving the revenues of the livings, go through Warminster to Stroud, and have been suffering the par- and so on to Gloucester and Hesonage houses to fall into decay. reford, but, when I got to EverHere were two or three mansion ley, I found that they would houses, which are also gone, never get along fast enough to get even from the sides of this little into Herefordshire in time for run of water. what they intended; so that I To-day has been exceedingly parted from them in the manner I hot. Hotter, I think, for a short have before described. I was retime, than I ever felt it in Eng-solved, however, to see Steeple land before. In coming through Langford myself, and I was ima village called WISHFORD, and patient to get to it, hoping to find mounting a little hill, I thought a public-house, and a stable to the heat upon my back was as put my horse in, to protect him, great as I had ever felt it in for awhile, against the flies, which my life. There were thunder tormented him to such a degree, storms about, and it had rained at that to ride him was work as hard Wishford a little before I came to as threshing. When I got to Steeit. My next village was one that ple Langford, I found no publicI had lived in for a short time, house, and I found it a much more when I was only about ten or miserable place than I had reeleven years of age. I had been membered it. The Steeple, to sent down with a horse from which it owed its distinctive appelFarnham, and I remember that I lation, was gone; and the place went by Stone-henge, and rode up altogether seemed to me to be and looked at the stones. From very much altered for the worse. Stone-henge I went to the village A little further on, however, I came of Steeple Langford, where I re- to a very famous inn, called mained from the month of June DEPTFORD INN, which is in the till the fall of the year. I remem- parish of Wyly. I stayed at this bered the beautiful villages up inn till about four o'clock in the and down this valley. I also reafternoon. I remembered Wyly membered, very well, that the women at Steeple Langford used to card and spin dyed wool. I was, therefore, somewhat filled with curiosity to see this Steeple Langford again; and, indeed, it was the recollection of this village that made me take a ride into Wiltshire this summer. I have,
very well, and thought it a gay place when I was a boy. I remembered a very beautiful garden belonging to a rich farmer and miller. I went to see it; but, alas! though the statues in the water and on the grass-plat were still remaining, every thing seemed to be in a state of perfect care
of the breed left; and, if there be, I would pledge my existence, that they are, in some shape or other, feeding upon the public. However, thus it must be, until that change come which will put an end to men paying fourpence in tax upon a pot of beer.
lessness and neglect. The living of this parish of Wyly was lately owned by DAMPIER (a brother of the Judge), who lived at, and I believe had the living of MEON STOKE, in Hampshire. This fellow, I believe, never saw the parish of Wyly but once, though it must have yielded him a pretty This DEPTFORD INN was a fagood fleece. It is a Rectory, and mous place of meeting for the the great tithes must be worth, I Yeomanry Cavalry, in glorious should think, six or seven hun-anti-jacobin times, when wheat dred pounds a year, at the least. was twenty shillings a bushel, and It is a part of our system to have when a man could be crammed certain families, who have no par- into gaol for years, for only looking ticular merit; but who are to be awry. This inn was a glorious maintained, without why or where- place in the days of PEG NICHOLfore, at the public expense, in son and her KNIGHTS. Strangely some shape, or under some name, altered now. The shape of the or other, it matters not much what garden shows you what revelry shape or what name. If you used to be carried on here. Peel's look through the old list of pen- Bill gave this inn, and all belongsioners, sinecurists, parsons, and ing to it, a terrible souse. The unthe like, you will find the same feeling brutes, who used to brannames everlastingly recurring. dish their swords, and swagger They seem to be a sort of crea- about, at the news of what was tures that have an inheritance in called "a victory," have now to the public carcass, like the mag- lower their scale in clothing, in gots that some people have in drink, in eating, in dress, in horsetheir skins. This family of DEM- flesh, and everything else. They PIER seems to be one of these. are now a lower sort of men than What, in God's name, should have they were. They look at their made one of these a Bishop and rusty sword and their old dusty the other a Judge! I never heard helmet and their once gay regiof the smallest particle of talent mental jacket. They do not hang that either of them possessed. these up now in the "parlour" for. This Rector of Wyly was another every body to see them: they hang of them. There was no harm in them up in their bed-rooms, or in them that I know of, beyond that a cockloft; and when they meet of living upon the public; but, their eye, they look at them as where were their merits? They a cow does at a bastard calf, had none, to distinguish them, and or as the bridegroom does at a to entitle them to the great sums girl that the overseers are about they received; and, under any to compel him to marry. If their other system than such a system children should happen to see as this, they would, in all human these implements of war twenty probability, have been gentle- or thirty years hence, they will men's servants or little shop- certainly think that their fathers keepers. I dare say there is some were the greatest fools that ever