Within a Mile of Nottingham was a grievous Tempeſt with Thunder, which, as it came through two Towns, beat down the Churches and all the Houſes, caſt the Bells to the Outſide of the Church Yard, and twiſted the Sheets of Lead like a Pair of Gloves, threw them 400 Foot into the Field. The Water and Mud of the Trent between them was taken up, carried a quarter of a Mile, and thrown in the Trees. Trees were torn up by the Roots ; Hailſtones that were 15 Inches about, fell down ; a Child was taken out of a Womans Arms, and carried up into the Air, then let fall, had its Arm broken and died ; ſix Men were killed, yet had neither Fleſh nor Skin hurt. This Year and laſt, Quartans were epidemic and fatal, killed many old People, eſpecially Divines ; great Numbers of Pariſhes were unſerved. Now another great Scarcity of Corn from want of Workers to get it ; Corn 14s. per Quarter. This was a cold Winter with a North Wind ; a ſoutherly rainy Spring ; an exceſſive hot Summer. In Harveſt Dyſenteries broke out in France and Paris. In Holland Semitertians acted the ſame Tragedy on the Rich that the Plague did on the Poor laſt Year. —-- All the Spring, Summer, and Harveſt, (ſays Jul. Palmer. Conſtantin.) being hot and dry, all Europe was grievouſly afflicted with ſundry Fevers, eſpecially Intermittents, and theſe very long, but not ſo mortal. There were alſo other Diſtempers at the ſame Time, as Dyſenteries, Stranguries, Ophthalmias, conſumptive Diſorders, &c.---In September, while Charles the Vth lay on his Death-bed, a blazing Star appeared in Spain, dim at firſt, but with the Encreaſe of his Diſtemper it grew bigger ; at laſt ſhooting its fiery Hair directly againſt the Monaſtery where he lay. The very Hour the Emperor died, it evaniſhed. Strada.