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sheriff, when he said, if he received an tice. But not so if there had been no undertaking to give a bail-bond at the discourse of his justice.-1 Vin. Ab. 446. return of the writ, the defendant should Adjudged, that the death of a parson be discharged. Attending T for under- is a non-residency, within 13 Eliz. c. 20, taking accordingly, conferring thereon; so as to avoid his leases. Mott v. Hales, but he declined interfering without the Crok. Eliz. 123. concurrence of V, to whom he was largely Eden and Whalley's case :-“ One indebted, in whose hands he had lodged Eden confessed himself guilty of multipliseveral title-deeds as a collateral security, cation, and that he had practised the and who, it appeared, had sent the deeds making of quintessence, and the philosoto his attorney U, for the purpose of pre- pher's stone, by which all metals might paring a mortgage to W, in trust, for se be turned into gold and silver ; and also curing his demand, and also of a debt due accused Whalley, now a prisoner in the to X. Attending afterwards on A's Tower, of urging and procuring him to clerk Y, communicating the result of our practise this art; and that Whalley had numerous applications, and conferring laid out money in red wine and other with him thereon, when he at length in- things necessary for the said art. And, formed me that Ź had settled the busi- because this offence is only felony, Eden,

the principal, was pardoned by the geLegal Recreations.

neral pardon; but Whalley, who was

but accessary in this case, was “ To him that goes to law, nine things cepted as one of those who were in the are requisite: 1. A good deal of money- Tower. The question was moved, whe2. A good deal of patience-3. A good ther Whalley should be discharged ;cause--4. A good attorney - 5. Good Quære, the statute of 5 Hen. IV. 4, counsel — 6. Good evidence-7. A good which enacts, • that none should use to jury--8. A good judge—and lastly, good multiply gold or silver, nor use the craft luck." “ Reason is the life of the law, nay, do, that'he incur the pain of felony in

of multiplication ; and if any the same the common law itself is nothing else but this case.'-Quære-Whether there can reason.”

be any accessary in this new felony ?

1 Dyer, 87, 6, Easter Term, 7 Ed. VI. If a man says of a counsellor of law, This statute was repealed by the stat. of Thou art a daffa-down-dilly, an action 1 Will. & Mary." lies. So adjudged in Scaccario, and In the case of monopolized cards, there agreed per totam curiam.-1 Vin. Abb. was cited a commission in the time of 445.

Henry V. directed to three friars and two He hath no more law than Mr. C.'s bull. allermen of London, to inquire whether These words being spoken of an attorney, the philosopher's stone was feasible, who the court inclined that they were action- returned it was, and upon this a patent able, and that the plaintiff should have was made out for them to make it. judgment, though it was objected that the Moore, 675; Dancey's case plaintiff had not declared that C. had a bull.-Siderfin, 327, pl. 8. Pasch. 19 Car. II. Baker v. Morfie. The chief very curious mode of trying the title of

According to the Asiatic Researches, a justice was of opinion, that if C. had no bull, the scandal was the greater. And holes are dug in the disputed spot, in

land is practised in Hindostan :--Two it was pronounced per curion in the same

each of which the plaintiff and defendant's case, that to say of a lawyer, that he has lawyers put one of their legs, and remain no more law than a goose, has been ad- there until one of them is tired, or comjudged actionable.—Sid. 127; pl. 8.- plains of being stung by the insects, in There is quære added as to the saying, which case his client is defeated. In this He huth no more law than the man in the country it is the client, and not the lawyer, moon (Ib. 2 Kib. 209); the law, doubt- who puts his foot into it. less, contemplating the possibility of there being a man in the mocn, and of his being a good lawyer.

Professional practice is frequently the My lord chief baron cannot hear of subject of theatrical exhibition. “Giovanni one ear, adjudged actionable, there being in London" has a scene before going to a colloquium of his administration of jus- trial, with the following

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the heathens; and it is observed by Fii si Lawyer, Second Lawyer, Giovanni.

Brand, that on Shrove Monday it was a Air "Soldier, gave me one Pound."

custom with the boys at Eton to write

verses concerning Bacchus, in all kinds First Lawyer. Giovanni, give me one pound.

of metre, which were affixed to the col

lege doors, and that Bacchus' verses Second Lawyer.

are still written and put up on this day." Giovanni, give me two.

The Eton practice is doubtless a remnant First Lawyer.

of the catholic custom.
Trial it comes on to-day ;
Second Lawyer.

And nothing we can do.

Yellow Crocus. Crocus Afæsiacus.
First Lawyer.

Dedicated to St. Valentine
You must give a fee,
Both to me-
Second Lawyer.

February 15.
And me.

Sts. Fuustinus and Jovita, A. D. 121.
Both Lawyers.

St. Sigefride, or Sig of Sweden, Bp. For, oh! the law's a mill

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that without grist will never go.

Lawyer, there is one pound;

It is communicated to the Every-Day (to second Lawyer) Book by a correspondent, Mr. R. N. B-, Lawyer, there are two ;

that at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, the (to first Lawyer) And now I am without a pound,

old curfew-bell, which was anciently Thanks to the law and you.

rung in that town for the extinction and For, oh! I feel the law

relighting of “ all fire and candle light " Has clapp'd on me its paw;

still exists, and has from time immemorial And, oh! the law's a mill

been regularly rang on the morning of that without grist will never go. Shrove Tuesday at four o'clock, after

which hour the inhabitants are at liberty

to make and eat pancakes, until the bell Collop Monday rings again at eight o'clock at night. He

says, that this custom is observed so The Monday before Shrove Tuesday closely, that after that hour not a pancake is so called because it was the last day of

remains in the town. flesh-eating before Lent, and our ancestors cut their fresh meat into collops, or steaks,

The Curfew. for salting or hanging up till Lent was I hear the far-off curfew sound, over; and hence, in many places, it is Orer some wide-water'd shore, still a custom to have eggs and collops, Swinging slow with sullen roar.

Milton, or slices of bacon, at dinner on this day. The Rev. Mr. Bowles communicates to That the curfew-bell came in with Wilhis friend Mr. Brand, that the boys in the liam the Conqueror is a common, but neighbourhood of Salisbury go about be

erroneous, supposition. It is true, that fore Shrove-tide singing these lines : by one of his laws he ordered the people Shrove-tide is nigh at hand,

to put out their fires and lights, and go to And I am come a shroving;

bed, at the eight-o'clock curfew-bell; but Pray, dame, something,

Henry says, in his “ History of Great BriAn apple or a dumpling,

tain," that there is sufficient evidence of Or a piece of Truckle cheese

the curfew having prevailed in different Of your own making,

parts of Europe at that period, as a preOr a piece of pancake.

caution against fires, which were frequent Polydore Virgil affirms of this season and fatal, when so many houses were and its delicacies, that it sprung from the built of wood. It is related too, in feasts of Bacchus, which were celebrated Peshall's “ History of Oxford,” that Alfred in Rome with rejoicings and festivity at the Great ordered the inhabitants of that the same period. This, therefore, is an- city to cover their fires on the ringing of other adoption of the Romish church from the bell at Carfax every night at eight


« which custom is observed to Francis Grose, the well remembered anthis day, and the bell as constantly rings tiquary, in the “ Antiquarian Repertory" at eight as Great Tom tolls at nine.” (vol. i.) published by Mr. Ed. Jeffery. Mr. Wherever the curfew is now rung in Grose enclosed a letter from the Rev. F. England, it is usually at four in the Gostling, author of the “Walk through morning, and eight in the evening, as at Canterbury," with a drawing of the utenHoddesdon on Shrove Tuesday.

sil, from which an engraving is made in

that work, and which is given here on Concerning the curfew, or the inr account of its singularity. No other restrument used to cover the fire, there is presentation of the curfew exists. a communication from the late Mr.

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“This utensil,” says the Antiquarian tiquities” says,

an instrument of copper Repertory,“ is called a curfew, or couvre- presumed to have been made for covering feu, from its use, which is that of sud- the ashes, but of uncertain use, is endenly putting out a fire: the method of graved." It is in one of Mr. F.'s plates. applying it was thus ;—the wood and On T. Row's remark, who is also faceembers were raked as close as possible to tious on the subject, it may be observed, the back of the hearth, and then the cur- that his inclination to think there never few was put over them, the open part was any such implement, is so far from placed close to the back of the chimney; being warrantable, if the fact be even corby this contrivance, the air being almost rect, that it has not been mentioned by totally excluded, the fire was of course any ancient writer, that the fair inference extinguished. This curfew is of copper, is the converse of T. Row's inclination. rivetted together, as solder would have Had he consulted “Johnson's Dictionary," been liable to melt with the heat. It is he would have found the curfew itself 10 inches high, 16 inches wide, and 9 explained as “a cover for a fire; a fireinches deep. The Rev. Mr. Gostling, to plate.—Bacon.” So that if Johnson is whom it belongs, says it has been in his credible, and his citation of authorities is family for time immemorial, and was al unquestionable, Bacon, no very modern ways called the curfew. Some others of writer, is authority for the fact that there this kind are still remaining in Kent and was such an implement as the curfew. Sussex.” It is proper to add to this account, that T. Row, in the “ Gentleman's Magazine,” because no mention is made“ of any

Football at Kingston. particular implement for extinguishing Mr. P., an obliging contributor, furthe fire in any writer," is inclined to nishes the Every-Day Book with a letter think “there never was any such.” Mr. from a Friend, descriptive of a custom on Fosbroke in the “Encyclopædia of An- this day in the vicinity of London.

Respected Friend,

I was rather surprised that such a cusHaving some business which called me tom should have existed so near London, to Kingston-upon-Thames on the day without my ever before knowing of it. called Shrove Tuesday, I got upon the

From thy respected Friend, Hampton-court coach to go there. We had not gone above four miles, when the

NScoachman exclaimed to one of the pas- Third Month, 1815. J. · B. sengers, “It's Foot-ball day;" not understanding the term, I questioned him what he meant by it; his answer was, that I would see what he meant where I was

Pancakes and Confession. going.–Upon entering Teddington, I was not a little amused to see all the in As fit-as a pancake for Shrove Tuesday.

SHAKSPEARE. habitants securing the glass of all their front windows from the ground to the roof, some by placing hurdles before them, PANCAKE Day is another name for and some by nailing laths across the Shrove Tuesday, from the custom of eatframes. At Twickenham, Bushy, and ing pancakes on this day, still generally obHampton-wick, they were all engaged in served. A writer in the “Gentleman's Mathe same way : having to stop a few hours gazine, 1790," says, that " Shrive is an old at Hampton-wick and Kingston, I had Saxon word, of which shrove is a corrupan opportunity of seeing the whole of the tion, and signifies confession. Hence custom, which is, to carry a foot-ball from Shrove Tuesday means Confession Tuesdoor to door and beg money :-at about day, on which day all the people in every 12 o'clock the ball is turned loose, and parish throughout the kingdom, during those who can, kick it. In the town of the Romish times, were obliged to conKingston, all the shops are purposely kept fess their sins, one by one, to their own shut upon

that day, there were several parish priests, in their own parish balls in the town, and of course several churches ; and that this might be done parties. I observed some persons of re- the more regularly, the great bell in every spectability following the ball : the game parish was rung at ten o'clock, or perlasts about four hours, when the parties haps sooner, that it might be heard by all. retire to the public-houses, and spend the And as the Romish religion has given money they before collected in refresh- way to a much better, I mean the protest

ant religion, yet the custom of ringing I understand the corporation of Kings- the great bell in our ancient parish ton attempted to put a stop to this prac- churches, at least in some of them, still retice, but the judges confirmed the right of mains, and obtains in and about London the game, and it now legally continues, to the name of Pancake-bell : the usage of the no small annoyance of some of the dining on pancakes or fritters, and such inhabitants, besides the expense and like provision, still continues," In “Pastrouble they are put to in securing all quil's Palinodia, 1634,” 4to. it is merrily their windows.

observed that on this day every stomach

till it can hold no more,
Is fritter-filled, as well as heart can wish;
And every man and maide doe take their turne,
And tosse their pancakes up for feare they burne ;
And all the kitchen doth with Jaughter sound,
To see the pancakes fall upon the ground.


Threshing the Hen.

cerning its origin is, that the fowl was a This singular custom is almost obso- delicacy to the labourer, and therefore tete, yet it certainly is practised, even given to him on this festive day, for sport now, in at least one obscure part of the and food. kingdom. A reasonable conjecture con

At Shrovetide to shroving, go thresh the fat hen,
If blindfold can kill her, then give it thy men.
Maids, fritters and pancakes inough see you make,
Let slut have one pancake, for company sake.

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