Was extreamly intemperate, with South Wind, Rain and Fogs. The Winter following was much moiſter, with either continual Rains, Wind, or Snow, to the Middle of February ; then came an intenſe Cold with a Continual North Wind, and thick dark Air to the Equinox. The following Spring, Summer, and even into Harveſt, were very moiſt and watery, with a Sonth Wind, and abundance of fiery Meteors ; then followed the Winter, which in exceſsive Rains, and South Wind, ſo far exceeded all that had gone before ſince the Beginning of this Conſtitution in 1568, that it was not to be compared with them ; and thus it continued daily worſe and worſe to the Beginning of January 1574. During all this Time reigned a great Scarcity and Dearth of Salt, ſo that all Fiſh and Fleſh were eaten unſeaſoned. Ruſticks eat up all unwholſome watery Garden Product, becauſe of the great Famine and Dearth of Corn ; hence aroſe and triumphed for two Years, Galen’s Hemitritean, or Semitertian Fever ; they broke out in Auguſt 1574, but were not epidemic before October. In the Summer of 1573 reigned the Bloody Flux, Meafles and Worms ; theſe were of ſhort Duration till they made Way for a malignant Fever, Epilepſy, and Diarrhea, fatal to groſs Habits, old People, and intemperate. The Contagion and Height of the laſt was from the Spring of 1573 to the Spring of 74. The Fever began with a moſt terrible Pain of the Head, great Pain of the Precordia, a ſleepineſs, Thirſt, thick and ſhort Breathing, Inflation, ſighing, toſsing, laſsitude, vomiting, bilious or pituitous Stools, Defluxions on the Noſe, Stomach, Arms or Legs, intolerable Pain of the Back, moſtly irregular cold Sweats, ending in a fatal Coldneſs ; often Spots in ſundry Parts, in ſome with livid Tumours, in others with Bladders, and in ſome with Excoriations. Some were Lethargic, others quite reſtleſs ; the fourth or ſeventh Day they fell into a great Phlogoſis with a Delirium ; ſuch as purged ſeverely died before the Criſis. Deafneſs portended the ſpeedy Termination of the Diſeaſe by Sweat or Urine ; whom the Sweat reſtored not, laboured long under a Hectic, or fell into a Cachexy. They that had great Toffings died moſtly on the even Day, and alſo ſuch as purged good Blood before the ſeventh Day, or had cold Sweats between the fourth and ſeventh Day, or had black Spots appear. They were followed by a Delirium, Tremors, convulſive Pulſe, Toffings, Anxiety, involuntary Diſcharge of Urine and Feces. The Urine at firſt thin and pale, then reddiſh and yellowiſh with Hairs in it, then bloody or black. The Cure conſiſted in the early Uſe of Rhubarb, attenuating Apozems, Diaphoretics, and mild Sudorifics, Scarification and Cupping ; Bleeding was fatal afer the firſt Seizure, eſpecially after the firſt Day ; ſtrong Purges were pernicious. In 1574 came the Plague. Cole. cum multis aliis. --- A great Earthquake at Kinnaſton, Herefordſhire. Clark’s Examples.