his life he was a filherman; and when he was no longer able to {ol- low that occupation he went beg- ging about Bolton, and other places in Yorklhire. He died in Decem- ber, 1670, and lies buried at Bol- ton; where, in 174.3, a monument was ereéled to his memory. He was the oldefi man of the polt-diluvi- ans, of whom we have any credible account.

Jrcaunt qf a Earned Woman; from the fame.

RS. Mary Davis, of Great Saughall, near Chelter, auno I668; ztatis 74. When {he was twenty-eight years of age, an ex- cre{cence grew upon her head, like

to a wen, which continued thirty

years and then grew into two horns.

There is a print of this woman in’ Dr. Charles Leiglfs " Natural Hittory of Lancalhire, Chefhire, " and the Peak in Derbyfhiref’ x700; fol. tab. VII. The in{crip- tion fignifies, that her portrait was taken in 1668, in the {eventy-{econd year of her age: that the excre- {cence continued thirty-two years

before it grew into horns : that af-

ter four years lhe calt them ; then grew two more ; and in about {our years {he calt thefe alfo: that the horns which were upon her head in 1668, were of {our years growth, and were then loo{e. Her picture, and one of her horns, are in Aih- mole’s Mufeum.

In the univerlity library at Edin- burgh is preferved a horn, which w'as cut from the head of Elizabeth Love, in the fiftieth year of her age. It rew three inches above her ear, an was growing {even years.-


Same flccozmt oft/x: Lemming, rwbirlv

irr/Pé}: Norway, and fame otber cf the nortlzern courzzrier.

HI S creature, which is one of the molt fingular animals. that we know of, is {aid to be a na- tive of the mountains of Kolen in Lapland. It {eems to be a {pecies

, of the rat, with a {hort tail, very

{hort legs, large whifltersfimall eyes and ears, and long {harp teeth. About once or twice in twenty years they appear in valt numbers, ad- vancing along the ground, and de- vouring every thing that is green, like a pefiilence. Some flocks 0F them rnarchfrom the Kolen, through Nordland and Finmark, to the. wettern ocean, which they enter, and, after having {wam about {or tome time, perilh. Other bodies take their route through Swedilh Lapland to the Sinus Bothnicus, where they are drowned in the {ame manner. They advanced in a direct line; and if they are obliged to go round a large {tone,»or rock, they {eek their former line of di- reétion, in which they proceed. If they are oppofed by the peafants, they will hand and bark at them z neverthelefs, great numbers ofthem are defiroyed and eaten by the Lap- land» dogs. If a boat happens to be in their way, lying in a river or creek which they intend to pa{s, they march in at one end or fide of- the velliel, and out at the other. The appearance of thefe vermin is looked upon as an omen of a bad harvelt, and heretofore there was a form of exorcilim u{ed againft them by the Romilh clergy: but if they prognoflicate a {canty crop, they- make amends in occafioning a- good- hunting feafon; {or they are tol-