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dicalous thing this country would ugly a bit of country as any in become, if this thing could go on England. A poor spewy gravel only for a few years ! And, these with some clay. Few trees but rows of new houses, added to the elms, and those generally stripped Wen, are proofs of growing pros- up and villanously ugly.—Croyperity, are they? These make don is a good market town ; but part of the increased capital of is, by the funds, swelled out into a the country, do they? But, how Wen.-Upon quitting CROYDON is this Wen to be dispersed?' Ifor Godstone, you come to the know not whether it be to be done chalk hills, the juniper shrubs and by knife or by caustic; but, dis- the

This is an extenpersed it must be! And this is sion Westward of the vein of chalk the only difficulty, which I do not which I noticed (in page 92, presee the easy means of getting sent volume) between BROMLEY over.-Aye! these are dreadful and Seven-Oaks. To the Westthoughts! I know they are ; but, ward here lie Epsom Downs, they ought not to be banished which lead on to Merrow Dowus from the mind; for they will re- and Saint Margaret's Hill, then, turn, and, at every return, they skipping over Guildford, you will be more frightful. The man come to the Hog's Back, which is who cannot coolly look at this still of chalk, and at the West matter is unfit for the times that end of which lies Farnham. With are approaching. Let the in- the Hog's Back this vein of chalk terest of the Debt be once well seems to end; for then the valleys reduced (and that must be sooner become rich loam and the hills or later) and then what is to sand and gravel till you approach become of half a million at least the Winchester Downs by the way of the people congregated in this of Alresford.—Godstone, which Wen? Oh! precious “ Great is in Surrey also, is a beautiful Man now no more!” Oh!“ Pilot village, chiefly of one street with that weathered the Storm !”. Oh!'a fine large green before it and “ Heaven-born” pupil of Pretty- with a pond in the green. A little man! Who, but him who can way to the right (going from Lonnumber the sands of the sea, shall don) lies the vile rotten Borough number the execrations with which of Blechingley ; but, happily for thy memory will be loaded ! Godstone, out of sight. At and From London to Croydon is as near Godstone the gardens are all

very neat ; and, at the Inn, there and corn-fields and pastures. is a nice garden well stocked with At about three miles from Grinbeautiful flowers in the season. stead you come to a pretty village, . I here saw, last summer, some called Forest-Row, and then, ou double violets as large as small the road to UCKFIELD, you cross pinks, and thé lady of the house Ashurst Forest, which is a heath, was kind enough to give me some with here and there a few birch of the roots.-From Godstone scrubs upon it, verily the most you go up a long hill of clay and villainously ugly spot I ever saw sand, and then descend into a in England. This lasts you for level country of stiff loam at five miles, getting, if possible, top, clay at bottom, corn-fields, uglier and uglier all the way, till, pastures, broad hedge-rows, cop- at last, as if barren soil, nasty pices, and oak woods, which coun- spewy gravel, heath and even try continues till you quit Surrey that stunted, were not enough, you about two miles before you reach see some rising spots, which instead East-GRINSTED. The woods and of trees, presents you with black, coppices are very fine here. It ragged, hideous rocks. There is the genuine oak-soil; a bottom may be Englishmen who wish to of yellow clay to any depth, I dare see the coast of Nova Scotia. say, that man can go. No moss They need not go to sea ; for here on the oaks.

No dead tops. it is to the life. If I had been in Straight as larches. The bark of a long trance (as our nobility seem the young trees with dark spots to have been), and had been in it; sure sign of free growth waked up here, I should have and great depth of clay beneath. begun to look about for the InThe wheat is here sown on five- dians and the Squaws, and tơ turn ridges, and the ploughing is have heaved a sigh at the thought amongst the best that I ever saw. of being so far from England.-At East-GRINSTEAD, which is From the end of this forest witha rotter Borough and a very out trees you come into a country shabby place, you come to stiff of but poorish wettish land. Passloam af top with sand stone being through the village of Uckneath. To the South of the field, you find an enclosed counplace the land is fine, and the try with a soil of a clay cast all vale on both sides a very beau- the way to within about three tiful intermixture of woodland miles of LEWES, when you get to

a chalk bottom, and rich land. Tharvest was begun. Worth is a was at Lewes at the beginning of woodland country. I wished to last harvest, and saw the fine know the state of the crops; for, farms of the Ellmans, very justly I was, át that very time, as will renowned for their improvement be seen by referring to the date, of the breed of South. Down sheep, beginning to write my First Letand the younger Mr. John Ellman ter to the Landlords. Without not less justly blamed for the part knowing any thing of the matter he håd taken in propagating the myself, I asked my host, Mr. Braerrors of Webb Hall, and there-ZIER, what good corn country was by, however unintentionally, as- nearest to us. He said Lewes. sisting to lead thousands to cherish Off I went, and he with me, in a those false hopes that have been post-chaise. We had 20 miles the cause of their ruin. Mr. Ell- to go and 20 back in the same man may say, that he thought chaise. A bad road, and rain all he was right; but, if he had read the day. We put up at the White my New Year's Gift to the Far-Hart, took another chaise, went mers, published in the preceding round and saw the farms, through January, he could not think that the window of the chaise, having he was right. If he had not read stopped at a little public-house to it, he ought to have read it, before ask which were they, and having he appeared in print. At any stopped now-and-then to get a rate, if no other person had a right sample out of the sheaves of wheat, to censure his publications, I had came back to the White Hart, that right. I will here notice a after being absent only about an calumny, to which the above visit hour and a half, got our dinner, to Lewes gave rise ; namely, that and got back to Worth before it I went into the neighbourhood of was dark; and never asked, and the Ellmans to find out whether never intended to ask, one single they ill-treated their labourers ! question of any human being as No man that knows me will be-to the conduct or character of the lieve this. The facts are these: Ellmans. Indeed the evidence the Ellmans, celebrated farmers, of the elder Mr. Ellman was so had made a great figure in the fair, so honest, and so useful, parevidence taken before the Com- ticularly as relating to the labourmittee. I was at Worth, about ers, that I could not possibly sustwenty miles from Lewes. The pect him of being a cruel or hard

master. He told the Committee,, underhand means, and particuthat when he began business, forty larly by means of a calumny of five years ago, every man in the this kind, which argues the conparish brewed his own beer, and trary of frankness and manliness that now, not one man did it, un- in the mind of the inventor or less he gave him the malt! Why, propagator. here was by far the most valuable Lewes, Wednesday, 9 Jan. 1822. part of the whole volume of evi-1 -The Meeting and the Dinner dence. Then, Mr. Ellman did are now over. Mr. Davies GIDDY not present a parcel of estimates was in the Chair : the place the and God knows what; but a plain County Hall. A Mr. PARTINGand honest statement of facts, the Ton, a pretty little oldish smartrate of day wages, of job wages, truss nice cockney-looking genfor a long series of years, hy tleman, with a yellow and red which it clearly appeared how the handkerchief round his neck, molabourer had been robbed and ved the petition, which was sereduced to misery, and how the conded by Lord CHICHESTER, poor-rates had been increased. who lives in the neighbourhood. He did not, like Mr. George and Much as I had read of that great other Bull-frogs, sink these inte- Doctor of virtual representation resting facts; but honestly told and Royal Commissioner of Inthe truth. Therefore, whatever imitable Bank Notes, Mr. DAVIES I might think of his endeavours to Giddy, I had never seen him uphold the mischievous errors of before. He called to my mind Webb Hall, I could have no sus

one of those venerable persons, picion that he was a hard master. who administer spiritual comfort -If, therefore, Mr. Ellman the to the sinners of the “sister-kingyounger have propagated the dom;" and, whether I looked at above calumny, or encouraged the dress or the person, I could others to do it, let him learn from almost have sworn that it was the this, that such is not the way to identical Father Luke, that I saw answer those who attack him about twenty-three years ago, at through the means of the press; Philadelphia, in the farce of the and that, however great the mor- Poor Soldier. Mr. BLACKMAN (of tification arising from such at- Lewes I believe) disapproved of tacks, it is much better to endure the petition, and, in a speech of it than to seek revenge by any considerable length, and also of


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considerable ability, stated to the were carried by a great majority meeting that the evils complained by show of hands. But, pieces of of arose from the currency, and not for the voters to write their names

paper were then handed about, from the importation of foreign on for and against the petition. corn. A Mr. Donavon, an Irish | The greater part of the people gentleman, who, it seems, is a were gone away by this time; but, magistrate in this " disturbed at any rate, there were more sigcounty, disapproved of dis- natures for the petition than for cussing any thing at such a the resolutions. A farmer in meeting, and thought that the Pennsylvania having a visitor, to meeting should merely state its whom he was willing to show how distresses, and leave it to the well he treated his negroes as to wisdom of parliament to discover food, bid the fellows (who were the remedy. Upon which Mr. at dinner) to ask for a second or Chatfield observed; “So, Sir, third cut of pork if they had not

we are in a trap. We cannot enough. Quite surprised at the

get ourselves out though we know novelty, but emboldened by a repe" the way. There are others, who tition of the injunction, one of them “ have got us in, and are able to did say, Massa, I wants another “ get us out, but they do not know cut." He had it; but, as soon as " how. And we are to tell them, the visitor was gone away, “ it seems, that we are in the you, says the master,” while he

trap; but are not to tell them belaboured him with the “ " the way to get us out. I don't skin," I'll make you know how to

like long speeches, Sir; but I understand me another time!"" like common sense. This was The signers of this petition were neat and pithy. Fifty professed in the dark while the show of hands orators could not, in a whole was going on; but; when it came day, have thrown so much ridi- to signing they knew well what cule on the speech of Mr. Dona- Massa meant! This is a petition

- A Mr. MABBOTT proposed to be sure; but, it is no more the

amendment to include all petition of the farmers in the Rapes classes of the community, and of Lewes and Pevensey than it is took a hit at Mr. Curteis for his the petition of the Mermaids of speech at Battle. Mr. Curteis Lapland.— There was a dinner defended himself, and I thought after the meeting at the Star-Inn, very fairly. A Mr. WOODWARD, at which there occurred something who said he was a farmer, car- rather curious regarding myself

. ried us back to the necessity of When at Battle, I had no intenthe war against France; and told tion of going to Lewes, 'till on the us of the horrors of plunder and evening of my arrival at Battle, a murder and rape that the war had gentleman, who had heard of the prevented. This gentleman put before-mentioned calumny, oban end to my patience, which Mr. served to me that I would do well Donavon had put to an extremely not to go to Lewes. That very severe test; and so I withdrew.-observation made me resolve to After I went away Mr. BLACKMAN go. I went, as a spectator, to proposed some resolutions, which the meeting; and I left no one



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