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ANECDOTES, HISTORICAL INCIDENTS, &o. LONG NAME.—A Dutch vessel having lost a number of hands in a gale at sea, a press-gang was sent ashore at the first landing, to obtain recruits. The requisite number being procured and brought on board, their names were asked, and registered in the ship's books. The last man called, gave his name, as follows:
HADAD, HUGHDAD, Pipe and Pin Hute and BRASS; NIP Nop, and Pin Davis, Acco YUNAHON, CON TUNKEN, VAN Heuven BARRACK ; John Milton, TOMISHIRE, BELTESHAZZAR, SHIPPIO, HENDRICK, PENTUDER, JOHNSON, COMPELTON, TILBRO.
“ Upon my soul,” says the scribe, throwing down his pen, “I can not write it."
Latest News from the Pacific.-Uncle Sam's War Steamer, BLOWUMSKYHIGH, has taken prisoner the illustrious PoonOOWINGKEEWANGKEEFLIBEEDEEFLOBEEDEEBUSKEEBANG, the king of the Cannibal Islands.
THE STUARTS. The last of the STUARTS died lately in obscurity. There never was a whole race so singularly unfortunate, during at least four hundred years. ROBERT III., King of Scotland, broke his heart, because his eldest son, Robert, was starved to death, and his youngest son made captive; JAMES I., was assassinated in a convent, near Perth ; JAMES II., was killed by the bursting of a cannon ; JAMES III., was thrown from his horse, and murdered in a cottage where he sought shel. ter; JAMES IV., fell at the battle of Flodden Field; JAMES V., died of grief for the loss of his army; HENRY STUART, Lord Dudley, was assassinated; Mary Stuart, was beheaded ; CHARLES I., of England, was dethroned and executed; CHARLES II., was exiled for many years; JAMES II., lost his crown; ANNE, died broken hearted; and the posterity of JAMES were wretched wanderers : all are now gone. CONCLUSION.
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ART OF MEMORY
A NUMERICAL CLASSIFICATION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, WITH THE MOST FAMILIAR CLASSICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL, AND PROPER NAMES, ARRANGED ACCORDING
TO THE PRINCIPLES OF MNEMOTECHNY.
BY PLINY MILES, CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AUTHOR OF
" ELEMENTS OF MNEMOTECHNY," ETC., ETC.
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