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Mary Bacon


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unknown : Twelve True Old Golden Rules

[TRANSCRIBED] ?Twelve True Old Golden Rules For those who like to fare better than they now do, and at the same time to thrive and grow rich. 1 The ready penny always fetches the best bargain. He who buys upon trust, must not complain if he is cheated. The shopkeeper suspects the customer who buys on trust, and thinks that he means to cheat and never to pay; and therefore he takes good care to be before hand, and charges highly accordingly. 2 The best pennyworth is to be had where most sit together in the open market; and bargains are often cheaper in the latter end of the day. When honest men have done their work, it is better for them to go to market than to the alehouse 3 When times are hard, why should we make them harder Still, it is not enough to be taxed once by Government without being taxed by folly, thrice by drunkenness four times by Laziness, and so on ? a good man, even in hard times will do twice as well as a bad man will in the best of times, let us all then rise up against ourselves, who thus tax and injure ourselves and we shall soon find that the times mend. let us do good to ourselves at home, and we shall become happy in our own habitations; and learn that it is a true saying, that God helps those who help themselves. 4 Time is our estate; it is our most valuable property If we lose it, or waste it, we can never ? never purchase it back again. We ought, therefore, not to have an idle hour, or throw away an idle penny. While we employ our time and our property (however small that property may be) to the best advantage, we shall find that a fortune may be made in any situation of life; and that poor man, who once wanted assistance himself may become able to assist and relieve others 5 Industry will make a man a purse, and frugality will find him strings for it, Neither the purse nor nor the strings will cost him any thing. He who has it should only draw the strings as frugality directs and he will be sure always to find an useful penny at the bottom of it the servants of industry are known by their livery; it is always whole and wholesome. Idleness travels very leisurely, and poverty soon overtakes her. look at the ragged Slaves of idleness and judge which is the best master to serve ? Industry or Idleness (continues)

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Bacon      


unknown : unknown

'The wonderful Cambridge Prophet who has been most cruelly Martyrd To be seen at [followed by a gap. It continues] He is not the Wandering jew, nor an old Levite, nor St John, as some people imagine, it seems his generation was in the world before Adam and in the ark with Noah, and with Christ when Condemned to be crucified, The Scripture makes mention of him. He is no imposter He knoweth not his parents, nor ever did Suck the breast of his mother, His beard is the colour of vermillion, and is seldom or ever cut. he goes barefooted like a grey friar, He wears neither hat cap, nor wig. His coat is neither wove, knit spun or made with hands, neither is it silk.?

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Bacon      Print: Advertisement


Hannah Glasse : First Catch your Hare, The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy

A number of recipes copied from 'First Catch your Hare, The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy', by Hannah Glasse,1747. For example: 'To boile a Custard Pudding Take a pint of Cream, out of which take two or three Spoonfulls, and mix with a Spoonful of fine flour, Set the rest to Boil, When it is boiled, take it of, and Stir in the Cold Cream, & flour very well, when it is Cold beat up five yolks & two whites of eggs Stir in a Little Salt and some nutmeg & two or three Spoonfuls of Sack Sweeten to your palate, butter a wooden bowl, & pour it in, tie a Cloth over it & boile it half an hour, when it is enough, untie the Cloth, turn the pudding out into your Dish & pour melted butter over it.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Bacon      Print: Book


unknown : [Almanac]

West Indian Islands Islands len Brd chief towns Belonging to _________________________________________________________ Jamaica 140 60 Kingston Great Britain _________________________________________________________ Barbadoes [021] 14 Bridgetown ? _________________________________________________________ St. Christopher 20 7 Basse-terre ? _________________________________________________________ Antigua 20 20 St. John?s ? _________________________________________________________ Nevis and each of them is Plymouth ? Montserrat 18 circumfer (continues. len = length; Brd = breadth)

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Bacon      Print: Unknown, set out in a table


unknown : [almanac]

[Transcribed in Mary Bacon's commonplace book/ledger: ?Mars is situated next above the Earth his course being between the orbit of Jupiter and that of the Earth but very distant from both it is the least of all the planets, Mercury excepted has less lustre than any other star and appears of a dusky red hue Mars is considerably less than the Earth, its diameter, being only 4400, miles his distance from the sun is 129,000,000 of miles and he revolves about the central luminary in 687 days proceeding at the rate of 45,000 miles an hour continues

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Bacon      Print: Unknown


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