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A Coloured Engraving of a Series of Yorkshire, &c. Costumes.

Vol. I

An Engraving of a singular piece of Antiquity. And a View of au old house in Sheffield.

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With the most heartfelt gratitude the Editor takes up his pen to return his sincere thanks to his Friends for the liberal support they have hitherto afforded him. The victim of deception and credulity, suffering both in mind and body, from the most unparallelled baseness, he feels for those who in his struggle have espoused his cause, sentiments which he is unable to express, and for which the only return he can make is an unwearied perseverance in his endeavours to render his work still more worthy of their patronage. In the present number he has commenced a SERIES OF COSTES embellished with a coloured engraving, which he proposes to make a permanent part of his future publication; in the hope, that a just delineation of Local manners, will be both pleasing and acceptable to his Sub


Viator is requested to accept his thanks for his kindness, his communication will ap pear in the next number, with an engraving from the Drawing so generously transmitted by Mr. D. Mr. Baines will perceive that one part of his communication is printed; the other will appear in the next number: The Editor needs not add, that he shall feel proud to be honoured with his future favours. Mr. E. Stromp, Ambulator, Antiquarius, H. P. Dronfieldiensis, B. of Chesterffield, A. G. J. and Jacob Wood, are entitled to more thanks than he can convey in words. Pharmacopola, is entitled to acknowledgments, he must however have the goodness to excuse the insertion of his production, which though not suitable for the Northern Star, would be gladly received by the Editor of the Sporting Magazine.

To those Ladies and Gentlemen who have so liberally offered the loan of their draw ings, the Editor wishes he could convey an adequate acknowledgment. All he can do is to promise that they shall be carefully preserved, and safely returned.

Mr. W***wright of Doncaster, ought to remember his repeated promises.


The Editor has to apologize the accident which prevents the appearance of his Specimen of Stone-Printing this month. The stone lying hollow in the press, broke at the second proof, and there was not time to procure another; it will appear, he hopes in a month

or two.

No.-5. For NOVEMBER, 1817.

Yorkshire Topography.




The mineralogy of Sheffield though it cannot boast of any of the brilliant crystals, or ornamental spars of the Peak, though it cannot enumerate either marble or porphyry in its catalogue, nor produce any ores of what are denominated the precious metals, yet is it almost invaluable to the trade of the district. Every article necessary for the carrying on its local manufacture is found within the limits of the parish; and Iron, Coal, and Grinding Stones, lie as may be said, at the door of every workman.

The minerals indeed seem peculiarly suited to the manufacture, or rather the manufacturer to the localities. To this, Sheffield is in a great measure indebted for the superior character of her wares; and so long as she is mindful to make the most of her advantages, she will be enabled to go to market with her goods on lower terms than any of her competitors.

The following is a slight enumeration of the principal mineral productions.

FREESTONE. This is found as composing what Geologists term the 4th Grit-
one rock, at Brincliffe Edge, which besides being useful for building,
is manufactured into Grinding-stones. At Walkley-Bank and Lime-
rick in the 3d Grit Rock. The lamellar part of this stone from the
first quarry being found capable of resisting heat, is frequently formed
into round plates of about an inch in thickness, and sold to the Iron-
forgers, for heating their scrap-iron upon, previously to taking it under
the hammer. At Grimesthorpe and Sheffield Park in the 10th, and
Wincobank in the 11th Grit.

SLATES. At Brown Edge and Fullwood-Head, in the 3d Grit.
CANK-STONES. A term among masons signifying "any unusually hard, com-
pact, and brittle stone, which they meet with, and which won't cut or
work readily with their tools." These like the Whinstone of Scotland,
seem to be principally employed in the formation and repairing of roads.
These Canks are found at Button-hill, and Grey-sitch within Ecclesall,
in what is termed the 3d Coal shale.

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