OLD CLOWTF.R and his MARE.
BY W. HOLLOWAY.
OLD Clowter was a man of Kent
Intent on worldly riches,
Who once a-week to market rode
Jn dirty boots and breeches.
The mare he rode was grey with age,
Toothless, and greas'd and founder'd,
With outstrecht neck, and holding gait *
Thro' thick and thin she flounder'd.
Nor always could her master's arm
With pulling hard and hauling,
Like the tir'd camel—on his knees
Prevent (he beast from falling.
One day he jogg'cTbeside the squire
Across tile fields of stubble,
And though he roiled, with might and main,
To save his bones from trouble,
Ah! nought avai ed, his blundering steed
Perplex'd by stones that truckled
Held out awhile, till in a doze
Devout. y down it knuckled.
When luckily of patridges
Loud whizzing rose a covey,
" 3e not alarmed your honour 1 ' cried
Old sly-boots—lor—la love ye,
This horse is worth Viia weight in gold,
Sir 'tis a noble setter,
And no trained dog, in all the world,
Can do its business better.
You saw it drop before the birds,
Rose in the air above ye ?
And had we then our nets at hand,
We had secured the covey.
Astonishing!" the squire replied,
" 'Twould suit me to a tittle,"
Replied tiie clown, " for fifty pounds
" 'Lis yours, tuo' much too little !
The bargain s struck, the cash paid down,
And Clowter sacks the treasure ;
"While of his Rosinante proud
The squire exults past measure.
But !o ! upon a future day
They met, as fate would have it,
When thus the squire addressed the clown,
Who ready stood to brave it.
' Ho, Farmer, what a cursed jade
Was that you lately sold me.
But, ft,' the safety of my neck
We sjit'.y should have told me.
Why, .dr, I said, the clown replied,
i he horse was good at falling,
fiat as to trot, or walk, or stand,
1 i,ai's quite another eel
■VI - TV.
re died jo Ab. 1805,at Gloves,
nry, in Ireland, of a short
.3 Dennis Coorobe, of Ballenda
gin, aged 117 years. The life of this
remarkable riot only for its
-lutation, but for its exemption from
most of the evils of humanity,
retained his mental and corpoi eal fac
ulties in full vigor to the last.—Three
weeks before his death, he walked
out and home 26 miles in one day,
and read the smallest print without
glasses, as distinctly and easily as a
boy of sixteen. Two days previous
to his death, he never remembered
to have had any complaint or sickness
whatever, tooth.ache only excepted.
The first fifty-six years of his life
passed entirely free from even the
tooth-ache ; having enjoyed, till
then, sound teeth. After that period
his teeth began to decay ; buL in the
course of 15 years, a new set an
peared, of which he continued in
possess ion till his death.
Of his mortal character, it is only
1 i recorded that he was stedfastlv an ho
nest man ; sober, regular, and per
fcctly upright in his deportment. His
mind was naturally strong and acute
not disciplined by literary education'
but enriched by observation and ex
-perience. He spent his life in lhe
'cultivation of the same farm, the
property which he had acquired ear
ly in life, and bent his attention chief
ly to agriculture, in which he was
generally allowed to be eminently
proficient. He was one of the earlr
At who introduced and propagated
* potatoe, which he cultivated fci
ist seven'v v r, ?ar$. I
m t r i v .is
We naturally feel some curiosity
as to such a man's commerce with the
other sex, and as to the posterity he
leaves behind.—We are told that he
was seven times married,
first married at the age of 21.
his last wife, who survived him, he
lived longer than with any of the pre
vious ones, that Is, 24 years, having
married her when 93 years old. In
general, they were short lived, and
were young women of his immediate
neighbourhood. The years of his
widowhood, taken together amounted
to 11. All the children born to him
were 48, which is, on the average,
one for every two years, since the first
year of his marriage. He had three
sets of twins ; and his third wife bore
him 11 children in 12 years
His grand-children were in number
236, which is a little more than 5 to
each child. His great grand chil
dren amounted to 944,which is more,
proportionally, than 6 to each child.
He had 25 great-great-grand children,
the oldest of whom is now 4 years
old- Of'1253 decendants of his body,
487 survived him.
By his last wife, he had 6 sons,
the youngest of whom is a fine lad of
These facts are extracted from a
register kept by the old man, of the
names, births, marriages deaths, and
general situation of his wives and de
scendants. The keeping of this reg
ister was his principal amusement ;
and his descendants being scattered
far and wideovei the earth, he took
great pains to make the catalogue ex
act and complete. It is to be hoped,
thaï some curious person may rescue
this document from oblivion, by
committing it to the press. It must
certainly lead to some very valuable
inferences, as to the constitution
of human bodies, and of human soci
During the troubles in the reign of
Charles I. a country girl- came to
London, in search of a place, as a ser
vant maid, but not succeeding she
applied herself to carrying out beer
from a brew house, and was one of
those called tub women. The bi ew
er observing a well-looking girl in
tiiis low occupation, took her into his
family as a servant, and after a while
married her ; but he died while she
was yet a young woman, and left her
a large fortune. The business of
the brewery was dropped, and she
was recommended to Mr Hyde, as a
gentleman of skill in law, to settle her
husband's affairs. Hyde (who
a fier wards the Earl of Clarendon)
finding the widow's fortune ve<y
sidetable, married her. Of this mar
riage there was no other issue than
a daughter, who was the wife of
James II. and mother of Mary and
Anne, Queens of England.
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Anecdotes from thelateTravels of
n-., ... r , _
* 1C - P°' lte !? cs ® °l ^ Persians is ol
a s P tc >*s Pf^oJy oriental. A noble
S?" 0 h, £ h f ank v T e,lt onc da > to the
Frct ] ch Ambassador's
pardon because the weather
ba ,p, ln P " s, . a- ' .
, r , c ' , P lo , ra f 1 1< r conferences
lCran are le , c ,n t . le sa ™ e nian -
°, Ur dramatlc exhibitions,
Wlth * c oors °P an > and in the pres-
?n, CC ° f 3 T UlU,de of liters,
1 he °. rienla,s cann ot
necc * su - v of ® ccrcs y in the
on , sketvveen States,
, , . W0 T ™ en . are as muc51
S aved "* P * rs,a as in the rest of the
, t- ■ A l rt »Çhman belonging „
1 he SUlle 0 c le Ambassador, one day
1 exc ! tcd . a ^ reat ll P roar at Teheran,
having ventured to cast some in,
tl uis . ltivc \ ooks at .the garden of a se.
I ra S' 10 * the sight ot a man, the
: women uttered screams of affright.
" to beg his.
some of them even snatched up arms,
and prepared to repel ogles with mus
Mr. Gardanne one day asked a no
bleman how many children he had-"I
dont know,' replied he-—" enquire of
my secretary." The Secretary re
turned his list and answered his mas
ter had seventeen children.
1 reasury juepanmetu,
W HERFAS, in conformity with the pro
vifions made by law, For the reimlnirfe
ment of the Exc/ianptd Six /,cr Cent Stuck,
created by the second section of the act inti
tled " An act fuppletnentary to the Act inti
tied an Act making prnvifion for the redemp
tion of the whole of the public debt of tlie
United States," pafsed on the nth day by
February, 1807 , it has been determined of
lot that the Certificates of laid (lock, d signa
led by the permament numbers conta ned in
the annexed Sfiedule, Ihould be reimburfed on
the firll day of October next.
IS therefore given to the proprietors of the
Certificates of Exchanged Six ter Cent
Stock, created by the act aforesaid, and bear
ing the permanent numbers contained in the an
nexed Schedule, that'he principal of the same,
will, on surrender of the cert ficates, be paid
on th e first dan of October, 1809 , to the respec
tive stockholders 01 their legal reprefenta
tives, or attornies duly constituted, either at
the Treafury or at the Loan Office where the
ftock thus tobe reimburfed may then (land
dited to the proprietors thereof.
It is further made known for the informati
on of the parties concerned, that no transfers
of the certificates of exchanged ftock hearing
the permanent numbers contained in the an
nexed Schedule, from the books of the T
fury, or of any Commiffiuner of Loans, will be
allowed after the firft day of September next.
And the intereft on all the cert ficates contain
ed in the laid Schedule will ceafe and deter
mine on the day preceding the day hereby fix
ed for the reimburfement thereof.
Secretary of the Treasury
40.3 I 5
16 . 0/8
29 , 0*0
Tract of Land for sale,
At Private Sale.
HE subscriber ofFers for sale the tracf
of Land on which he at present re
sides, situate in Mill-Creek hundred in the
county of New-Castle and state of Dela
ware, containing two hundred and fifty
acres more or less, with a comfortable
dwelling house and kitchen, a cellar, barn,
and a good stone spring-house thereon
erected, a young apple orchard, and a vari
ety of other fruit trees of the best quality j
it is well watered by a number of excellent
springs ; on said tract there is near twenty
acres 0 / good timothy meadow land, about
forty acres now in clover, a large propor
tion of woodland—and the residue good
arable land capable of improvement to at
high state of cultivation, being within one
mile of limestone where it can be had on
reasonable terms eight miles irom Wil
mington and six from New-Port on lhe
main road leading from thence to Lancas
ter. As it is presumed any person inclining
to purchase will view the premises, it is
thought unnecessary to give a further de
scription—it will bear a division into three
parts, and will be sold either the whole to
gether or in parts as may best suit the pur
chaser. If it is not sold at private sale on
or before the 28th day of September next
it will be sold at public sale on the premises
on said day, and a liberal credit given for
a considerable part of the purchase money,
at which time attendance will be given ;uid
the terms made known, by
Wilmington, June 24, 1809.
Wilmington College Lottes#
Fifth day's Drawing.
—100 dollars, stationary prizti
Prizes of 2.0 dollars.
Nos. 440 543'2
Prizes of 10 dollars.
N'os. 2122 2146 2151 2352 3025 3684 4031.
4283 4331 4723
Prizes of 5 dollars.
■2313 3 « 89
14.92 23 ! 8
4562 539 O
One Tom tli of (lie above lottery is now com
pleted in the drawing. The gain of the wheel
for the laut three days has exceeded the exper.
rations of the warmest friends of the institu -
tion . As the trustees are desirous to expedite
the completion as soon as possible, they offer
the few remaining tickets at 5 dulls. 25 cf. till
the next day's drawing. The same justice duc
to those gentlemen mentioned in a formel ad
ertisenient, who have honourably anti exten«
sive! y embarked in promoting the laudable ob
ject, induces the tiusiees, to postpone the ov'.t
day's drawing till the 6ih day of üçptambe;,
llext - _ June if, 18 , 49 .
Of the State of Delà
T up IV » 4s 1809.
HE Directors have this day declared a.
dividend for the last six nrumihs, at ihe
rate of six per centum per annum on the
capital stock of this Bank, which will be
paid to the stockholde
presentatives, at the
rs or their legal
principal Bank and
any time after the 15th
PETER- CAVF.RLY, Cash'r.
Wilmington, Jaaly 8. i 8 09 .
Wilimngtoa & Philaclel^hï
Co ache es y
L E wT E thc subscr , iber ' 8 > Swan Taverp
Wdmtngton, and the widow Davis's
tavern, Bank street, Philadelphia, at eight -
ÄS T' Ll:
Fare one Dollar.
carriages are constructed on the
most approved plan for ease and conveni.
fnl C ,G are Tu tllent order . a ^ have care,
ful drivers. I he greatest care wilfbe takers
of baggage, and the strictest attention paid
" r/T 8 ' Wh °' f ° r ,heir convenience,
the city lakCn " P ° r SCt d ° wn in an > P ar ' J '
April 22, 1809.
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