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TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY's POSTS From the LONDON GAZETTE.

 

St. James, April 11, 1777.

Ceremonial of the Knighthood and Investiture of MAJOR-GENERAL HENRY CLINTON, KNIGHT OF THE BATH.

THE Knights and Officers of the Order attended in the Privy Chamber in thei...
 
From TOMMY TODDLE'S Comic Almenac.
 
HINTS ON ETTYCUT, WHEN YO' GOA TUL A PUBLIC DINNER.
 
Iv yo happen a have a goose ta carve, just mind and slip it off t'plate onta sumboddy's knee, an then beg their pardon, an saay yor varry glad they catch'd it soa...

SUMMARY OF PASSING EVENTS.

The chairmen of the various railway companies continue to reply to the
circular recently sent to them by the President of the Board of Trade.
There is a certain similarity in the tone and argumentation of all the
replies.  I

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The usual monthly meeting of the members  of the above society was held on
Monday at the Presbyterian School-room,  Kirkby-street. The attendance of
teachers and scholars was above average, and  the attention bestowed on the various
parts of the program...
On Saturday an accident occurred at the level crossing known  as Mill
Crossing, near Silloth. The house at the Crossing is occupied by Joseph  REED,
platelayer, and his son, a boy of about twelve years of age, was engaged  in opening
the gate about the ...

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A PASSENGER BURNED TO  DEATH.

An appalling accident to a Pullman car was reported on Monday.  While the
Scotch Express which left St. Pancras at 9-15 on Saturday evening was  traveling
towards Leeds, the conductor whose name is  DONALDSON, of one of  th...

APPLEBY - On Tuesday last, the volunteer bellringers of St. Lawrence, Appleby, held their annual Supper at the house of MISS HANSON, when about sixteen partook of the good things served up in excellent style by that lady, after which a pleasant eveni

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Dec. 18th, 1873.

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ECCENTRIC PRAYERS.
 
Some very eccentric expressions were used in the prayers of clergymen of the last century.
 
An Edinburgh minister was inclined to grumble when he prayed,    "Give us not evil to think Thee neglectful of Thine own, for we are Thine ...