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be found adviseable for gertlemen of ful for the purposes of tillage, graz,
landed property, to take the manage- ing, &c.
ment of all fences into their own hands, Having here spoken of waste lands,
as is the case with fome whom I know, it may be proper to mention tythes in
by which posterity may have an a- kind, as a great, and in some cases,
bundance of timber for the navy, and an insurmountable obdruction to their
other purpoies, and may, looking for- efectual improvement. It is bur jul-
ward but few years, receive more than tice to the clergy, in this county, to
an ample recompense for ali their ex- say, that on the wkole, they are more
pence and trouble. Siliton Coldheld realonable in their demards for tythes
and Sutton Park, with the commons in kind, than the lay impropriators
adjoining thereto, at Hill, Ah-Fur- and, where lands have been regularly
borg, New Shilton, Berwood, &c. are and well cultivated for a great length
about 10,000 acres, the greater part of time, there is no great hardhip in
of which is hangry land and gravel, the occupier paying them, as, in that
chiefly covered with ling; but 'the caie, it is chiefly a tax on the land-
vicinity of Ruhal lime-works, and owner, originating in custom or title,
the town of Birmingham, are circum- prior to that by which the estate is
stances greaily in favour of the culti- held; but where much improvement
vation of twee vast wastes, which is wanted, and especially in the culti-
might (I have no doubt) be done with vation of all fens, bogs, and other
great advantage to the public and the barren unproduttive waite lands, the
land owners. Colehill and Bicken- matter is widely different; for, in such
hill heaths, about 10co acres, now caies, almost the whole value of the
under improvement, are itill of an in- tand depends on personal labour, skill,
ferior quality ; yet some parts of them industry, and the advance and risk of
will soon become useful land. Balfal- private property : therefore, fome-
heath, and other waites nearly ad- thing seems necessary to be done to
joining, in the parishes of Berkswell,' remove so great a bar to the improve
Barilon, Knowle, at Wroxall, Shrew- ment of fuch unproductive lard. Whe-
ley, Hazely, Lapworth, Packwcod, ther corn rents, proportioned to the
Badesley, &c. are about sooo acres. value of the land, could be adopted,
These commons, and thote in other or any other equitable means could be
parts of the county, have a large pro- devised for that purpose, the wisdom
portion of land, which, under proper of parliament, under the sugge tions of
cultivation, would become very use- the board, is best able to determine.

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On the ADVANTAGES of being in a HURRY.

To the Editor of the Universal Magazine.
Sir,
A MONG the many fübjets which one quality only, that of precipita

are gravely han- tion.
dled by your correspondents, I do not This may at first sight appear to be
secollect that the advantages of being very opposite to the natural inclination
in a continual hurry and bujile have been of men, which is to a state of case and
touched upon, although one cannot indolence, or, as a friend of mine calls
have frequent opportunities of observ- it, the pleasure of fitting still, yet it
ing the manners of mankind, without will be found peculiar to so great a
being struck with the fingular pro number to move with rapidity, that
pensity there is in some to be in halte, we may fafely set it down among the
whatever they are doing, and to in- prominent features of human character
clude all th: merit of their actions in in focial life. And some merit may

be allowed to it, on the score of the appearance of the thing which bodily exertion, for it cannot have pleaf's the lover of hurry, and he been easy to break through natural in- gains from those who judge on'y from dolence, and form those exertions into appearances (a gieat proportion of a habit, which muft have been origi- mankind) that reputation which the nally very difficult, and are to many other has to seek at the hands of the very irkfome, and, indeed, imposible knowing few. to be continued. It may likewise be In country villages, we fee displaythought that the swift-of-foot are en- ed in a very firiking light, what an titled to merit upon another account, eminent author cal.s the dignity of as following the beft medical prescrip- hurry,' No sooner does a poit-chaife tion for the preservation of health, I pass the turnpike at the entrance, than mean exercise, without some portion the portillon, knowing the taste of his of which the body cannot be long pallengers, drives furiously along the kept in a healthy ftare. Persons why itreet, triglitens lame women and chilvse frequent and regular exercise, and dren who are but learning to walk, who never allow the blood to stagnate, and disturbs the occupations of the are observed generally to enjoy long country folks, who mult ftretch out life and health.

their necks to see who is coming. But, fir, I hope I fhall not be thought This, with the rattling of the wheels, ancharitable, if, while I give to ne- the smack of the whip, and the bark cessary exercise all the praise that is ing of dogs, you will agree constitutes due, Í attribute the hurry and bustle, no small degree of confequence, which which are peculiarly the subject of this is at length finally wound up by the letter, to a very different cause, landlord and waiters running to the namely, to that vanity which prompts door of the chaisc, to elcort the patien us to appear in a light of valt conse- gers into the Blue Lion,' or the quence to byestanders. A man who Bear,' places not very dignihed in walks along the street in a flow and name, but not improper to conclude measured

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pageantry. obitruction he meets, is far less likely Need I tell you, that in the travelto attract notice, than him who pushes ling of persons of high rank, expedion, as if on a business of infinite im- tion coniitutes the great distinction portance, and is the terror of barrow- between them and the vulgar! The women and blind-beggars. The for- rapid approach of the couriers, permer may walk from Hydepark corner haps only five minutes before the to Mile-end, unheeded, and without principals, to announce that they are causing a single remark, while the lat- coming, the hurry and confusion this ter, before he has flown through a occasions in an inn, either full of Atreet, has drawn upon him a hundred guests, or perhaps not very large, the eyes, and curiosity is agape to know impetuous whirl of the coach-whcels who he is, and what he is going &- of the great man, and their rumbling bout. Yet it may happen that both under the lofty gateway—These parties are going upon precisely the grand things; these, fir, are village fame errand, or, more probably, that tublimities. which it hath not entered he who walks deliberately is employ- in:o the head of patient, jog trot traed upon some interesting concern, vellers to have any conception of. while the other endeavours to make They raise a vaft idea of the personup in bustle what he really wants in ages who have arrived, and a crowd business, Were two firch men to cal- alíembles to witness their descent from culate their winnings at the end of the the carriage, which is, that all may day in point of time, the difference be in unifon, performed with a leap, probably would not be great, but it is and thereby a glance only is allowed

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to the gaping spectator, which feeds that can be gained by húrry and hurtid his imagination probably better than is early attainable by an individual, a full view.

and may be practised at all times, in Those whose good fortune it is to the streets or on the highway, on attend at courts and levées, know well foot or on horseback. the importance of burry in entering Why is it that so many young tradesand departing. Though their busi- men break their limbs, and sometimes ness, be merely to compliment their their necks, in galloping to town afovereign by a bow and a few words bout ten o'clock in the forenoon, but of congratulation, they Ay along the that they want to inspire the inhabipasiage and up the grand ftaircafe, tants of the environs with an immense with a dignified velocity that can a- idea of their importance. If their rise from nothing but the eagerness of hurry arose from their anxiety to get their loy, ty, and their desire to be to their counting houses early, they thought of some confequence by not might have attained tiat object in a letting his majesty wait. The crowd much safer and furer way, by quitting below measure their opinions accord- the pillow an hour or two sooner. ingly. Many a gouty lord have I Much, indeed, of the expedition we feen hobble along the portico, unob- observe in men of business, it is to be ferved, and almost unseen, while a feared, may be traced to the loss of more youthful sprig of quality, by his the morning hours, but they are misjaunty step and quick movements has taken if they think that they can bebeen taken for a statesman, going to recovered by the 'whip and four. I kiss hands upon promotion. These, have known many men acquire vaft fir, may appear trifles, But these lit- fortunes by successful speculations, by tle things are 'great to little man.' wonderful strokes of business, and by

Nay, I confess that on sundry, oc- actions which entitled them to the cafions I have not disdained to profit praise of great ingenuity and acuteby the artifice myself. Observing that ness, but I never knew the clevereft persons who went flowly and loung, among them who could find that in ingly into our courts of justice, as if, the atterrioon, which he had lost in the which was really the case, they had no morning. It is difficult to make one business, were refused admittance by part of the day execute the functions the door-keepers, within the bar, I of another, as difficult, I do humbly tried whether the appearance of busi- think, as to make the foot act as a subness might not supply the place of it, flitute for the hand, or to affitt the eye and entering quickly, marched with with the elbows. But this is partly a an air of consequence through the digreflion. crowd, which gave way on each side, Having thus offered some remarks and 'I obtained immediate adinittance. on the advantages which are expect, In such cases, there may not be much ed from hurry and butile, which I to blame.

have resolved into a principle of våIt may perhaps be alleged in op- nity, and a defire to act under falfe position to my stating that hurry is a appearances, it follows naturally that species of vanity, that it is not so much I Thould state the disadvantages, if so as the grave and folemn pace of a any, which attend the practice of dig. procession ; but this, which I allow, nified velocity. On this subject, howis only faying that there are more ever, as I have probably trespalled ways than one of gaining the same already on your limits, I shall confine point, and it must be remembered myítlf to one remark, viz. that the that a procession is a mode of acquir- frequency of appearances deflroys their ing consequence, which it is not in every effect, and to one anecdote, which is person's power to command. But all ihis. As I was walking the Atreets of

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