1st January 1825

Saw a Reciept to mend broken China in the Stamford Mercury—Gloucestershire cheese softend by warm water & mixd with quick lime is a good cement for China ware &c &c—Newspapers have been famous for Hyperbole & the Stamford Mercury has long been one at the head of the list of extravagance—in an article relating an accident at Drury Lane Theatre is the following—' A large piece of timber fell on Miss Poveys head & wounded her severely she was of course incapable of performing &c who woud not of course believe Miss Poveys head harder than a Statues after this

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