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A RIDE.—In the present day it ia possible to leave London at a quarter-past five in the morning and to be in York at a quarter to ten. How different this ia to the most expeditions mode of travelling at the close of the last century, the following anecdote will shewIn 1796, a cele- brated highwayman, named Nicks, stopped a gentle- man at Gad's hill, Kent, at about four o'clook in the morning, and robbed him. Nicks had reason to be- lieve, however, that his victim knew him, and at once, therefore, hastened away. He made for Gravesend, where he lost a whole hour in waiting for the ferry boat. On reaching the Essex coast he proceeded to Huntingdon, and then taking the northern road he hastened to York, and appeared on a bowling-green there in the evening. When Nicks was subeequently tried for the robbery, many witnesses proved that they had actually seen him there, and the jury be. lieving it impossible that he could have been in two auch distant places on the same day immediately acquitted the prisoner. ♦

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