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Subject: From the CARLISLE PATRIOT, Saturday, November 18, 1843 / CONDENSED INTELLIGENCE
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 00:56:22 +0800
From the CARLISLE PATRIOT, Saturday, November 18, 1843 posted with permission of the transcriber, Barb. Baker.
CARLISLE PATRIOT, Saturday, November 18, 1843 / CONDENSED INTELLIGENCE
An eel was last week left by the receding tide on Milnthorpe sands, which measured five feet in length and twenty inches in circumference, and weighed no less than 32 pounds.
The registrar-general's returns show, that only five per cent. of the marriages take place out of the church; and that 85 per cent. of the children usually born are baptised in the church.
FULLER, the well-known author of "British Worthies", wrote his own epitaph, as it appears in Westminster Abbey. It consists of only four words, but it speaks volumes:
"Here lies Fuller's earth !"
On Friday last, SIR HUGH EVELYN, who is described as very aged and feeble, was discharged by the chief commissioner of the Insolvent Debtors' Court, in London, after having been imprisoned in the Queen's prison eighteen years.
It is said that the costs of the prosecution against M. PEDRO de ZULLETTA, for slave-trading, of which charge he was acquitted last week, exceeded £1700.
Upwards of 270 highly-respectable firms and indivduals in Manchester have agreed to close their places of business at one o'clock every Satruday afternoon.