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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic

20/01/1722

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, Weekly Journal oR, British Gazetteer, Being the freshest Advices foreign and Domestick. 1722. GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Life of JOHN I. King of England. BUT this the French Cham- pion never put him to; for hearing of the Earl's excessive Feeding , and Strength answerabie there- to, the Monsieur sneak'd away into Spain, as asham'd to shew his Face again in France. Of Earl Curcy ' tis farther said, that when the two Kings of France and England met together upon a Truce in France, King Philip having heard of Curcy, and that he was in the English Camp, requested of King John that he might see some Experiment of his so much feared and famed Strength. • Whereupon an Helmet of excellent Proof, full farced with Mail, was set upon a wooden Block j when the Earl first lowing round about him with a dreadful Aspect, lift up his trusty Skeyn, and cleft so deep quite through the steely Resistance into the knotty Wood, that none there present save himself could draw it out again, which he did with Ease. Then being by the King asked, why he frowned so angrily before he struck; he answer'd, That he purposed if he had failed of his Blow, to have killed them all, both King and the other Spectators. But for all this famous Champion, King Philip by degrees gained all in Normandy, even Roan it self. Turin and Poictou, revoulted from King John; and Angiers was betrayed : All these Losses happening through the Default of some of the English Peers and Prelates. For when the King was in Readi- ness to take Shipping for Normandy, Hubert the Arch- bishop forbad him proceeding in the Voyage ; the Peers also again refused to attend him : Wherefore the King put many of his Earls, Barons, and Knights, yea, and Clergymen also, to a grievous pecuniary Redemption ; and Hubert's Wealth and Possessions ( who died the same Year) the King seized on. This Hubert was suspected of too familiar practising with the King of France: Upon the Death of this Archbishop Hubert, the Monks of Canterbury made Choice of Reginald, their Sub Pri- or, in his Stead ; and the King, after them, of John Grey, Bishop of Norwich, a Man of great Wisdom. But the Pope neglecting both these, recommended Ste- phen de Langton, to the Monks of Canterbury, and Bishops of that Province, to be presently chosen for their Primate. Which the Monks unwilling, and defer- ring to do, alledging that no Canonical Election could be made at Rome, where was no Consent neither of King nor Convent, the Pope with Choler replied. That he had Plentitude of Power over the Church of Canter- bury ; and moreover, that no Consent of Princes used to be expected in Elections where the Pope was. He there- fore commanded them under Pain of his high Curse, to accept him for their Primate : Which all accordingly did, ( though not without Murmurings) save one Elias de Brantford. And to work the King into a Compliance hereto, the Pope sent him four Gold Rings with four precious Stonesr an Emerald, Saphire, Ruby and TopaZ ; signifying in his Letter sent with them, that the Rings PrieeThree Half- Pent?, Roundness must remember him of Eternity, the quadrate Number must mind him of Constancy and the four Cardinal Virtues, Prudence, Justice, . temperance and Fortitude. The Gold's Price, of Wisdom; the Eme- rald's Greeness of Faith ; the Saphire's Brightness of Hope ; the Ruby's Redness of Charity , and the topaz'S Clearness of Sanctity of Life. But King John, for all these fond Toys and fine Words, when he observed the Pope's Arbitrariness ; the DishonOur arising to himself, in being frustrated of his Choice ; the Prejudice to his Crown in having a Bishop thrust upon him without So- vereign Consent; the Hazard to the State in having a French favourite over the English.; with also the Monks Disloyalty in yielding to the Pope's Election: He first of all prescribed the Monks as Traytors; and after that writ Letters to the Pope, wherein he alledged the Wrong done to himself, and made his Exceptions a. gainst Langton, vowing immutably to stand for his own Elect, and to die in Defense of the Liberties of his Crown: Likewise minding the Pope of his great Profits he received from England, menacng withal, that if he were crossed in this, he would then stop all from crossing the Seas to Rome, to which Letters of the King the Pope answered very comminatory, and shortly after, viz. in A. I) r2o8, because the King wou'd be King in his own Dominions, this Servus Servorum interdicted the whole Kingdom, under which it lay for the Term of six Years and fourteen Weeks, without God's Service, or Sacraments, or Christian Burial. The Lay- People were tumbled like Dogs into every Dirch. Howbeit, the King to be even with the Pope prescribed the disloyal Clergy, their Revenues he confiscated, their Bishopricks, Abbies and Priories he put into Lay mens Hands, and every where they suffered Wrong, without ordinary Protection of Justice. But some of the Eminent Clergy detested the Pope's savage Proceedings, as Philip, Bishop of Durham, and his Successor. The Bishops of Win- chester and Norwich, they antimated the King to con- temn the Papal Curse, and the Cisterican Abbots ( neg- lecting the Interdict) continued the Divine Service, till the Pope suspended them for their Contempt. More over, the Pope to revenge himself on the King, anathe- matized him by Name, which caused many to desert his Service; for which he punished them by Fine. Yet at Length, the better to secure himself and State, the King was very desirous to come to an Atonement, and assured under his Seal that Archbishop Langton, with the Bishops and Monks, and others, should be restored both to his Favour and their Possessions that Holy Church should have all its Franchises, as in Edward the the Confessor's Time; but because he would not make full Satisfaction to the Clergy, for all Confiscation, and other Emoluments received of them, the Pope's Nuncios refused a Peace with him. And the Pope was so mad, that he absolved all Kings and People, Poor and Rich, having Dependance on him, from all Fealty and Sub- jection to him ; whereupon Malecontents set themselves to woik Mischief The Welsh fall off from the King ; wherefore at Nottingham he hangs up their Hostages, sS in Number. His Nobles many of them held them- selves discharged of their AllegianCe, so rebel, inviting the French King to their Assistance, and promising to settle the English Crown on his Head ; Stephen Lang- ton, and other Bishops implore the Pope's Help to sup- port the Church of England, being at the Point of* Ruin. To be continu d. The The Continuation of theTrial of Christopher Love. Ld. President Some thjngs he delivers by Relation from particular Persons, and some on his own Know- ledge, and the Court accepts him as a Witness. Love. Was the Narrative you mention read at my House, or only related by Alford ? Jaquel. Truly I cannot tell that. Love. Was praying for the Good of both Nations mention'd at the Meetings ? ( No Answer.) Love. He says, I did not agree to the Sum of 40 1. and says afterwards all present thought it convenient; How does he know I thought it convenient ? Jaquel. Mr. Love did not say ' twas convenient, but n0 one dissented from it. Colonel Barton is call'd and sworn. Mr. Att. Gen. My Lord, Let Colonel Barton give an Account of the Meeting at the Swan at Dowgate. Barton A little after the late King's Death, by Per- suasion of William Drake I went thither, where were Major Huntington, Lieutenant- Colonel Bains, Major Alford, Drake, and Titus: I came in the middle of the Discourse, and having a Defect in my Hearing, could not judge of it ; but Drake told me afterwards, it was to make Application to the Prince, to discharge his evil Council, and rely upon honester Men. Two or Three Days after I was with the same Company at the White- Hart in Basinglane- End, and a Paper had been read be. fore I came ; but William Drake told me the Meeting was to the same Intent as before ; and that they design'd to send one over to the Prince, Some time after Colo- nel Bains acquainted me that they design'd to apply to my Lord Piercy and Jermin, which he dislik'd ; and I told Drake I did not think them fit Instruments ; for he could not think they would advise the King to relinquish themselves, which made him afterwards more cautious of me, thoUgh be did get 1 o. l. of me, on Pretence of a Friend of his being in Necessity ; but I afterwards thought it was for Captain Titus. I know of no more Meetings, nor any thing of the Prisoner at the Bar. Mr. Att Gen. Did not you meet Titus in Fleet street? Barton. I did, where he gave an Account of the late King's Parts and Virtues ; which made me think him Cavalier, and refrain the Company. Mr. Att. Gen. On what Occasion were the private Facts at your House ? And who officiated ? Barton. At some Person's Request ( I know not whose,) they met at a Room in my House, there were Matthew Brand, Mr. Vickars, Mr. Jenkins. Mr. Love, Mr. Tate, Mr Jaquel, Mr. Case, and Mr. Robinson: I was little there because of Customers ; but don't remember any thing but for hardoning the Sins of the Nation. Mr Att. Gen. Did you give any Money for Massey, or others beyond Sea ? Barton. It was reported, that the Prisoners taken at Dunbar, and brought up the River, were in great Mi- sery, and several desir'd me to contribute to them. Cap- tain Far requested some Money of me but did not say for what Use, neither did I ask ; for tho I had laid by 50 1. which, I confess, I did intend for the Scotch Pri- soners, yet I was not willing to be thought charitable to your Enemies. Mr. Att. Gen. Mr. Jaquel, were not Mr. Drake and Mr. Love intimately acquainted ? Jaquel. M. Drake would be acquainted with all the Mi- nisters in Town ; but I believe was no more so with Mr. Love than with any other. Captain Far is sworn. Mr Att. Gen: Give an Account what pass'd at the White- Hart in Bread street. Capt. Far. About two Years since, at the Request of William Drake, J went to the White- Hart in Bread, street, where it was discours'd of drawing up some Heads of a Letter to desire the Scots to moderate their Propositions, in order to an Agreement betwixt the King and them ; and Drake told me the Letters were sent, and said it was fit one should be at the Treaty at Jersey ; and that Titus offer'd to go; and on Drake's Request I left 101. in his Warehouse to supply Titus's Necessities. Ld. President. Was you at Mr. Love's when the Letter f; om Titus was read, desiring some Body to be sent to Calais, because he was discover'd to the Council of State. To be continu'd. the fairy tatlEr. N0 7. AS my Paper has hitherto been chiefly to entertain the Fair Sex, and that with something more airy and unsublime than Performances of a more solid Na- ture generally are, it wou'd look strange, if I shou'd now go a little out of the Way, and enter into a less di- verting, but I am sure a more useful Discourse, which a sad and unhappy Occasion has at this Time call'd me too. Yet, I hope Ladies ( to whom I Address myself) you will excuse me if, for once, I give my fairy Tatler ano- ther Name, and write with the Gravity and Morality 0f a Gown- Man. It is not above two Weeks since the Death of a very near Friend furnish'd me with Matter for this Solemn Task: He was a Man of perfect good Nature, Meek- ness, and Gravity, and one to whose Assistance and Care I owe my Education, and all my other Benefits. It was but on his Death Bed that I so valued his Fa- vours, as I ought my own Pageantry and Folly disagreed with his Solidity and Plainness; but, however, the Ref- pect I had for him was ever too great to be lost, I es teem'd him as my Guardian, and I honour'd him as my Superiour, had I but lov'd him too as my Friend I had had no reason for my Sorrows, a head- strong Temper of Youth, made me think none fit to guide me, and my Rashness overthrew all. He would often tell me of my Unkindness, and yet I continued in it still, ' till that I am afraid, and his Indisposition, sunk him to the Grave. I have reason to fear this plain and candid Acknow- ledgment may get me the ill Opinion of some, Who too rashly Judge, or rather Condemn without Judging, st all the World, is a strange and unfatiable Monster, whose Cruelty is never stay'd, tho" with the Blood of many, or pacified till it devour all, we find it evermore making the Guilty worse, and rending the Breaches of a bad Man's Actions till they become of a terrible Width and Disproportion. I have look'd upon this unchristian- like Temper of Man a long while with Pity, and have often wonder'd at its Cause: Where shall we see plain Truth without a Mask, or find the poor Man's Honesty to thrive ? Fraud, Malice, Hypocrisy, & c. are general and familiar Vices, the Great and Wicked Man in his Gilded Chariot, tho' loaded with Oppressions and Violence, is more sought too and adord, than the poor good Man, eno- bled with Innocence and Excellence ; but the wicked Poor Man, O the Misery of such a Wretch ! is the Mark at which the Arrows of the World are Shot, on whom the heavy Burdens of Disgrace descend. I have already, in my former Papers, once or twice, reflected on this unhappy Temper in Man. The present melancholly Occasion, as it has furnished me with a great many sad Thoughts, cannot be litlier accommo- dated than by a Poem upon Death, written some time since by that Ingenious Gentleman my Kinsman, who obliged me with a Poem of his, entitled, The Wish in one of my late Papers, and who is nearly concern'd in this my sudden and unlook'd for Loss. I. Death is a Journey all must go, A Path that we must all explore ; Shadows and Clouds obscure the Way, Who passes it returns NO more. II. ' What tho' we role in sensual Ease, And Joys, and Wealth, and Grandure have; We must e'er long forsake ' em all, And sink into an humble Grave. III. Ev' n Gold, which some Immortal call! Cannot remove one single Pain ; - And Pomp, which dazzles so e'er while, Will quickly trivial seem and vain. IV Then rouse my Soul, shake of thy Sloth, And for this awful Work prepare; Live as if ev'ry flying Hour Wou'd end in Death, and leave you there. CHORUS. Farewell ! Farewell ! Ambitious Toils. Who wou'd n't from your Troubles fly; When Death the Purple Victor Foils, Ana Monarchs on their Thrones must die, The Candidates for Nottingham are Francis Wil- loughby and William Levinz, Esq; the present Mem- bers for the said County, who are opposed by the Lord How, and Sir Robert Sutton late Ambassador at the Court of France. The Rev. and Hon. Dr. Henry Egerton, younger Bro- ther to the Duke of Bridgewater, and one of His Ma- jesty's Chaplains in Ordinary, is appointed Chaplain to their Highnesses the young Princesses, in the room of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Wilcox, now Lord Bishop of Gloucester. Friday 7 Night died Maximilian Misson, esq, the In- genious Author of the Voyage to Italy, in four Vo- lumes. His Royal Highness has been pleased to appoint George Davenport of Calverly, Esq; SherifF of the County of Chester, and Edward Hoblyn of Crowan, Esq; Sheriff of the County of Cornwall. Mr. Thomas Garnier, junior, is appointed Apothe- cary to Chelsea- Hospital for Life, upon his Father's Re- signation of the said Place. The Rev Mr. Charles Wheatly, Lecturer of St. Mil- dred in the Poultry, hath lately had a Conference with an eminent Person of the Church of Rome, upon the Point of Transubstantiation, for the Satisfaction of one of his Parishioners, who had been seduced to that Church ; but who, upon hearing the Merits of the Cause on both sides, was happily recoVer'd. The Rev. Mr. John Berriman, Chaplain to the Bishop of London, is to preach at St. Paul's upon the 30th In- stant, and not Mr. Wheatly, as was said by Mistake. Saturday Night last Mr. Gordon, one of his Majesty's Messengers, arrived Express from Col. Stanhope at Ma- drid. The Society, lately arriv'd at Bristol from Africa, brings Advice, that in October last almost all the Pyrates quitted the African Coast, and went for the West- Indies Letters from Lisbon by the Mail of Saturday last have brought Advice, that Mr. Wingfield the great English Merchant, whole Person and Goods were seized there, as formerly mention'd, had been lately try'd for the Things laid to his Charge, and condcmn'd to suffer Death, and to have all his Goods confiscated ; but that afterwards his Portugueze Majesty, out of Respect to his Majesty King George, and the British Nation, had pardon'd and set him at Liberty, and order'd all his Effects to be restor'd to him. There is Advice that His Majesty's Ship the Faulkland, Capt. Barrow Harris arriv'd at Madera the 14th of last Month, having on board Colonel Hart, Governor of Antegoa, who design'd to take his Passage thither in a Sloop. Capt Harris writes that the Commander of one of the South Sea Company's Ships, having advis'd him that his Crew had Mutined, and desir'd his Assistance, he had sent on Board and brought 24 of the Mutiniers which appeas'd the Disorder. Mr. READ AS the Quarantain Act is now the greatest Subject of all Conversation throughout the Kingdom, by which the Fears of the People are rais'd to an extraor- dinary Pitch, I wonder you and the rest of your Brother Journalists have not said more upon that Subject. We are now told that they are going to repeal some of those Clauses which gave most Disturbance to the Peo- ple, which are said chiefly to be those Parts of the Act as gives Power to remove to a Ship, Lazaret, or Pest- house, any Person Infected with the Plague, or healthy Person out of an infected Family, from their Habita- tions; and likewise so much of the said Act, as gives Power for the Drawing Lines round any Infected City, or Place. Whether this will prevent the Plagues spread- ing so effectually as if those Clauses had stood. we wont pretend to say, because we cannot but suppose the Le- gislature design'd it for the best, and that they took this Method from what has been practis'd in France during the miserable Ravage the Plague has made there for above two Years past, but it tends more to ease and quiet the Minds of the People of England, by leaving them that Liberty they always Love and Enjoy, and shews that what will go down in France, where Arbita- ty Power is constantly in force, will by no means be relish'd here: Notwithstanding it appears by Accounts from thence that where they have taken those severe Methods, they have not lost near the Number that they did before they found out and try'd such Means. I can- not but observe, that the first Alarm we took was from the City Petition, and indeed London seems to be chiefly the Place affected by the Clauses complain'd of as grievous, where, according to their Petition they say, Not only the Rights, Privileges, and Immunities; but tht Trade Safety, end Prosperity, of the City of LONDON: are highly concern'd: And as we have seen no Petitions from other parts, the foregoing supposition seems well grounded- Now in relation to what was practis'd here in the former great plague, I have procur'd and sent you the following curious Piece, which will be worth your Printing at this time, and will shew what the Methods then taken were in London, and as I conceive, the fore- going Clauses complain'd of repeal'd, will Answer Very nearly to what is to be practis'd now. WHereas in the first Year of the Reign of King James the First, of happy Memory, an Act was made for the charitable Relief and ordering of Persons infected with the Plague ; whereby Authority was gi- ven to Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Bailiffs, and other Head Officers to appoint within their several Limits, Ex- aminers, Searchers, Watchmen, Keepers, and Buriers for Persons and Places infected, and to minister unto them Oaths for the Performance of the; r Offices. And the same Statute did also authorize the giving of other Directions, as unto them for the present Necessity should seem good in their Discretions. It is now upon special Consideraiion thought very expedient for preventing and avoiding of Infection of Sickness ( if it shall so please Almighty God,) that these Officers following be appoint- ed, and these Orders hereafter duly observ'd, First, It is thought requisite, and so ordered, that in every Parish there be one, two, or more Persons of good Sort and Credit, chosen and appointed by the Al- derman, his Deputy, and Common Council of every Ward, by the Name of Examiners, to continue in that Office the space of two Months at least; And if any fit Person so appointed, shall refuse to undertake the same, the said Parties so refusing, to be committed to Prison until they shall conform themselves accordingly. THat these Examiners be sworn by the Alderman, to enquire and learn from time to time what Houses in every Parish be visited, and what Persons be sick, and of what Diseases, as near as they can inform themselves ; and upon doubt in that case, to command restraint of access, until it appear what the Disease shall prove: And if they find any Person sick of the Infection, to give order to the Constable that the House be shut up ; and if the Constable shall be found remiss or negligent, to give present Notice thereof to the Alderman of the Ward. THat to every Infected House there be appointed two Watchmen, one for the Day, and the other for the Night: And that these Watchmen have a spe- cial care that no Person go in or out of such Infected Houses, whereof they have the Charge, upon pain of severe Punishment. And the said Watchmen to do such further Offices as the sick House shall need and re- quire : And if the Watchman be sent upon any Busi- ness, to lock up the House and take the Key with him, and the Watchman by Day to attend until ten of the Clock at Night ; and the Watchman by Night until six in the Morning. THat there be a special Care, to appoint Women. Searchers in every Parish, such as are of honest Reputation, and of the best sort as can be got in this kind : And these to be sworn to make due search and true Report, to the utmost of their knowledge, whe- ther the Persons. whose Bodies they are appointed to Search, do die of the Infection. or of what other Dis- eases, as near as they can. And that the Physicians who shall be appointed for Cure and Prevention of the Infection, do call before them the said Searchers who are or shall be appointed for the several Parishes under their respective Cares, to the end they may consider whe- ther they are fitly qualified for that Employment; and Charge them from time to time as they shall see Cause, if they appear defective in their Duties. That no searcher during this time of Visitation, be permitted to use any publick Work or Employment, or keep any Shop or Stall, or be Employed as a Landress, or in any other common Employment whatsoever. for ft. ters, viz Charles Paulet Marquis of Winchester, who succeeds him, ths Lord Henry Paulet, and the Ladies Mary and Frances. 3dly, Henrietta Crofts, Daughter of james Duke of Monmouth, by Eleonora, youngest Daughter of Sir Robert Needham of the County, of Surry, by whom he had one Son, the Lord Nassau Paulet. We hear Edward Stanley, Esq; is appointed Clerk of the Cheque to the Yeomen of che Guard, in the room of Mr. Wood deceas'd. The Duke of Richmond is return'd to Town , being recover'd from his late Indisposition. There are Advices from the Bath, that the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Holderness died there on Friday last, after a long Indisposition. He was one of the Lords of the King's Bedchamber, and a Privy Counsellor. Last Saturday there was a General Council at White- Hall, when Mr. Pultney was sworn in Lieutenant of the East- Riding of Yorkshire. The Beginning of last Week one Mr. Kent, a young Gentleman that goes to school at Reading, being just arrived at that Town from London, and cros- sing the Churchyard there, was attacked by two Foot- Pads, who robbed him of his little Stock of Mo- ney ; and being about to strip him of his Cloaths besides, he told them, they had best take Care what they did, for he knew them both ; upon which they said they would take Care thac he should tell no Tales, and so began to pull out his Tongue to cut it off; but before they could altogether accomplish their barbarous Design, some Persons happily came by, and then the Rogues thought it high time to make their Escapes, which they did for that Time, but were ap- prehended next Day, and are now in Reading- Goal Monday the Corpse of the Lady Newburgh, Wife to the Rt. Hon, the Lord Newburgh, was carried out of Town to be interr'd at Malpas in Cheshire, the burial Place of the Family of Cholmondeley. The Marquess de Cortance , Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Sardinia, has notified to his Majesty the Marriage concluded between the Prince of Piedmont and youngest Princess Palatine of Sultzbach, being in- troduced by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Cartaret, one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. His Majesty has been pleased to nominate the Rev. Dr. Josiah Hort, Dean of Ardagh, to be Lord Bishop of Leighlin and Fernes in the Kingdom of Ireland, in the room of Dr. Vigors, lately deceased. His Majesty has been pleas'd to appoint George Am- bler, Esq; Sheriff of the County of Montgomery. Some Days ago one Elizabeth Dakers fell into a Brew- er's Back at Execution Dock, full of hot Liquor, and was scalded to Death. Last Week several Butchers were bound over by Col. Michel, for selling unwholesome and putrid Meat in Rag- Fair, to the endangering the Healths of His Maje- Subjects. Magistrates of the Placea where they embark, and at- tested and signed by the said Magistrates. IV. That the Master or Captain of each Ship shall be obliged, if required thereto, upon his Arrival in the Port of Sweden, to which he is bound, to make Oath he comes from the same Port that the Ship sailed from, that he has taken no Goods on Board, neither in any other Port, nor upon the Sea, that he has not an- chored or touched at any Place, particularly in France, suspected of Infection at that Time, or which has been infected for these two Years past. The regulations are hereby made publick, to the End that all his Majesty's Subjects, whom it shall in any wise concern, may take Notice of the same, and conform themselves thereunto accordingly. TOWNSHEND Mr. R E A D, Jan. 16 1722. MANY you know are the Artifices whereby the Enemies to his Majesty's Person and Govern- ment, endeavour to asperse and blacken such as are Friends to both ; which it is impossible for well design. ing Men always to guard against: And you ( who I'm perswaded Wou'd be one of the last if you knew it) have been made the Instrument of publishing the Slander. I am as little inclin'd to Flattery as any of your Corres- pendents can pretend to be, ( and less to Calumny than some of them are,) tho' I think every honest Man ought to have his due ; and as I take you to be such, I doubt nOt but you'll be ready 10 do Justice to the Reputation of a Man that suffers undeservedly : This is the Case of some worthy Persons reflected on in a Letter to you of Jan, 2, subscrib'd I H and as you are ( tho' undesignedly) the Means of scattering the Venom, I'm perswaded you'd think your self oblig'd to those who put it in your Power to undeceive your Readers ; for I cannot so much as guess what shou'd move the scandalous Author of that Letter to be guilty of such base and false Reflections, un- less it be the known Vertue, Loyalty, and Integrity of those whom he Censures; and by this I cannot but sus- pect him to be an Enemy to you, as well as to all true Lovers of their Country, and loyal Subjects to his Ma- jesty King George : You are unhappy indeed in that you cannot always discern the Wolf in Sheep's Cloathing, but now he's discover'd, I hope you'll not endeavour to con- ceal or patronize hirn. He has the Assurance to perso- nate the Son of a Gentleman, who as much despises his Malice, as his own Generosity has already confuted his Falshood. The Truth of the Matter is this, a sober, ho- nest young Gentleman, Apprentice to a Linnen. Draper, having conceiv'd a generous Passion for a modest, Vertu- ous young Woman, who was Servant to his Master, scorning to offer at any thing dishonest or dishonourable, made her his Wife : Hence your Correspondent takes Occasion to introduce him, not only exclaiming against himself as guilty of the highest Folly and Madness; but also accusing his father of Avarice, and his Wife of In- trigue, things which he as much detests, as they are in- nocent of ' em ; for his Father always made him an Allow- ance becoming the Son of a Gentleman, and now opens his Purse strings so wide as not to give him the least Oc- casion to ask for a larger Distention of ' em ( as your wit- ty Correspondent insinuates he does,) his Wife is neither a designing nor insnaring Person, and all that know her will acquit her of the Imputation of cunning Artifice, or deluding Stratagem ; himself only remains to be vindica- ted, and saving the Circumstance of Precipitation, and neglecting to consult his Friends, I believe ' twill be no hard Matter to do it ; for whatever Disparity there might be in their outward Circumstances, ' tis certain that is only accidental, and as Natuie has made no such Di- stinction between one Person and another, the Match is not so unequal as some are apt to reckon it : If he has gain'd a discreet, and virtuous Woman, as he finds he has, he's much happier than he wou'd have been with one whose Birth or Fortune might tempt her to Arrogance, Pride and extravagance : As she is a Person of a liberal and ingenious Temper, descended of sober and honest Parents ( and those not of the lowest Rank neither) the Circumstance alone ought not to make any one entertain low and mean Thoughts of her ; for I have known of some ( and perhaps there are many; who having a considerable Fortune, have been so wise and discreet as to choose ra- ther to put themselves into the Quality of Servants, than to waste what they had thro' Pride, or Idleness: I be- lieve none of our Divines will venture to exclude Gad, Napthali, & c This it what this injur'd Gentleman - look'd Whitehall, January 19. Baron Sparre, Envoy Ex raordinary and Plenipotentiary from the King of Sweden, has notified by Order of his Master, That as the Contagious Distemper continues to afflict the Kingdom of France, his Swedish Majesty, for preserving his Dominions from the same, has thougnt fit to direct several Regulations to be observed by the British Merchants trading to the Ports of Sweden. I. That every Ship going from any of the Ports of Great- Britain. or the Islands belonging thereto, particu- larly from those in the Channel, shall be provided with Passports, and Certificates of Health, made and signed by the Governors, or Chief Magistrates of the Place where such Ship shall take in her Lading. II That every Ship shall have a Bill of Loading con- taining a true and exact Specification of the Quality and Quantity of all the Goods on Board, and particularly whether they are of the Growth or Manufacture of Great Britain, With the Names of the Places whence they come,, and of those, whither they are to be carried And it they are Goods not of the Growth or Manu- facture of Great Britain, the Certificates shall specify the Places whence they were brought, and the Time when, and that at such Time the said Places were not infected, or suspected of Infection III That every Ship must be provided with an exact and particular Lisft of the Number and the Names of the Crew, and of the Passengers on Board, sWorn before the f ( ) look'd t0, and his Parents finding it thus, are not only reconcil'd to, but approve his Choice: They find his wife deserves to be their Daughter, and they treat her as such, having taken her into their own House, and using her with that Tenderness and Affection as is not only to the full Satisfaction of herself and her Spouse, but discovers their Generosity to all Mankind; and might stop the Mouths of all vile Reflections, unless they be as malicious and virulent as your pretended Admirer. The things afore- mentioned are what I hope you'll pub- lish in your next, that so you may wipe off the Scandal as soon you can ; which oblige the Lovers of Honesty, Vertue and Truth, and among them your Friendly Reader J. W. Last Saturday in the Afternoon, a Maid Servant at Knightsbridge going to remove some Fire Arms that lay in her Way, one of them went off and shot her dead. To remove the Concern many are under, - lest either of the Persons engaged in the horrid Attempt upon the Life of Mr. Crispe should escape the Hands of Justice, it is thought proper to remark, that Mr. Coke was charged upon Oath with being concern'd therein, before he made any Discovery of his Accomplice ; which seems to deprive him of the Advantage he might otherwise have obtain'd from his Majesty's Promise of Pardon: And tho' the Life of Mr. Crispe may be out of Danger, yet theirs will be affected by An Act to prevent malicious Maiming and Wounding, which passed the 22d and 23d of Charles II. upon Occasion of a villainous and barbar- ous Attempt made on the 21st of Dec. 1670. by Sir Tho. Sanays, and others, on the Person of Sir John Co- ventry, who was held by some of the Offenders whilst Others wounded him : It is hereby enacted, That if any Person, or Persons from and after the 24th of June 1671. on Purpose, and of Malice. Forethought, and by lying Wait, shall unlawfully cut out, or disable the Tongue, put out an Eye, slit the Nose, cut off a Nose, or a Lip, or cut off or disable any Limb or Member of any Subject of his Ma- jesty with Intention in so doing to maim or disfigure in any the Manners before mentioned such his Majesty's Subject: That then and in eve'y such Case the Person or persons so offending, their Counsellors, Aiders and Abettors, ( knowing of, and privy to the Offence, as aforesaid) shall be, and are hereby de- clared to be Felons and shall suffer Death as in Cases of Felony, without Benefit of Clergy. They write from Boston in New England, Nov. 20. That upon the Tuesday before, some Hours before Day, a Granado- Shell, loaded with combustible Matter, with a lighted Fusee to it, was by some unknown Person thrown into the House of the Rev. Dr. Cotton Mather in the said Town of Bofton, thro' the Glass Window of one of his Chambers, to the Terror and Hazard of the Peo- ple there, and to the endangering that and other neigh- bouring Houses; and that his Excellency Samuel Shute, Esq; the Governor, in Detestation of such villainous Action, had issued out a Proclamation, offering 50 1. re- ward for detecting the Author and Actor of that Wick- edness, To that he be render'd to Justice, and convicted of the said Crime; offering likewise the same Reward, and a Pardon to any of the Accomplices in the Fact that shall make Discovery of the principal Actor or Actors as abovesaid. Tho. Cheetam and Mary Basset, who were lately com- mitted to the Gatehous for being Confederates in break. ing open the House of Walker, Esq; in Lambeth Marsh, are to be try'd at the next Assizes to be held at Kingston. Last Sunday the Reverend Dr. Bowers, Chaplain to the Lord High Chamberlain, preached before the King, and their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales: The Lord St. John carried the Sword of State. p We hear the Right Honourable Spencer Compton, Esq; Speaker of the Honourable House of Commons, is to succeed the late Lord Cornwallis, as Pay- Master of his Majesty's Forces. We are certainly inform'd, that the Ld. Bishop of Durham has bestow'd three considerable Preferments on the following Persons, viz. A Prebendary of that Church to his Chaplain the Rev. Mr. Rundle ; the Living of Hulton, worth 400 I per Annum, to the Rev. Mr. But- ler Preacher at the Rolls; and the Living of Waremath, near Sunderland, worth 400 1. per Annum, to the Rev. Mr. Lawrence, who has made himself known to the World both by the Books of Divinity and Gardening : The said Rev. Mr. Lawrence's Living of Yelverton in Northamptonshire, is also given to the Rev. Mr. Surde- ville, worth 150 1. per Annum. Last Wednesday the Right Honourable the Earl of Stairs took the Oaths at the Chancery Bar, Westminster. As did the Day before the Bishops of Bangor and Gloucester. M. Hoffman, who has resided here upwards of 32 Years on the Part of the Emperor, received lately an Ex- press from his Court, with Orders to notify his Imperial Majesty's having ordered his Plenipotentiaries to repair to the Cambray- Congress. Last Thursday the two Bailiffs were arraigned at the King's Bench Bar, for the Murther of Mr. Lutterel, and pleaded Not Guilty ; the Court ordered their Trial to be on next Satuiday: The Bailiffs then prayed they might not, in th: mean time, be removed to the King's Bench Prison, and the Court indulging them in cheir Request, they were carried back to Newgate Also the same Day Thomas Charlesworth, a noted Solicicor in Rag Fair was carry'd from the same Place by Habeas Corpus, in order to be admitted to Bail, being charg'd with several Robberies on the Highway in Essex, but the Court of King's Bench thought fit to remand him back to his former Lodging. To the Author of the Weekly- Journal or British- Gazetteer; SIR, YOUR having inserted my Verses upon the Death of Caelia's Bullfinch. I have according to promise, sent you another Copy; for which I beg a Place in your Journal, and you'll oblige your humble Servant, T. B. COWLEY's Wish. To Mr. ***** WHEN Cowley offer'd at the Muses Shrine, And to his Aid invok'd the tuneful Nine ; The willing Sisters to his Succour flew, And rais'd his Thoughts to what was great and new Sometimes the Bard Would strike the tuneful Lyre, With Pindar's Judgment, and with Pindar's Fire; Then would he soften Man to Love and Wine, Anacreon like, melodious and divine ; Like Horace now in lofty lyric Odes, He trod the Heav'ns, and convers'd with the God: Oh happy Soul! How gloriously endud! His Thoughts sublime, his Action always good, His Pleasure, Study, thus his noble Mind To Learning, not to Grandeur was inclin'd, He strove to fly from a precarious Fate And thought that to be curst was to be great; All his Ambition was a little Seat, From Courts and factious Rage a safe Retreat, There to enjoy a Confort Chaste and Fair, Such as Comelia, or Eudocia were. Part of his Wish, the little Seat he gain'd; The latter, better part, was ne'er obtain'd. Had the deservmg Bard like Thee been blest, And of a Confort such as thine possess'd, Like Thee enjoy'd the greatest Good of Life, A tender, beauteous, loving, virtuous Wife; Cowley had still the Mark of Envy been, Of Husbands now, as of the Criticks then We hear the Rev. Dr. Waugh Dean of Gloucester, will leave his Lectureship of St. Brides on Sunday 7 Night, when he will preach his farewell Sermon, and will be succeeded in the same, by the Rev. Mr. Middle- ton of Oxford. • It is said the Rev. Mr. Brooks Curate of St. Bartho- lomew behind the Royal- Exchange, lies past hopes of Recovery. As does likewise the Rev. Mr. Samuel Rose- well, a Dissenting Minister. This Week a Man was drown'd passing over the Ferry at Walton upon Thames in Surry, he was upon a blind Horse with a Boy behind him, and another Person in the Boat whipping the Horse forwards, he fell over the Side of the Boat; the Boy and the Horse was saved, and the Man drown'd. _ . Yesterday Morning a Fire broke out in Conduit- Street, near Hanover. Square, which burnt down two Houses, and damag'd some others. Wednesday ( at Merchant- TayIors- Hall was held by Adjournment a General Court of the South Sea Com- pany LONDON; Printed and sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in. c 2146 ; pany, when Sir John Eyles, their Sub- Governor, ac- quainted the Assembly, That their Court of Directors, pursuant to their last Meeting, had prepar'd Petitions to both Houses of Pailiament, which were read, and contain in substance, That the Company having sustain'd great Losses by the fraudulent Additions to the Money subscribers, and by the Money paid out by Mr. Knight, for Differences and otherwise, praying such Re- lief as the House thought proper 0n account of the two Millions due to the Government from the said Company, which Petitions were agreed to Nemine Contradicente: After this Sir John Eyles acquainted the Court, that up- on mature Consideration upon the Question, which was carry'd last Friday , concerning the impowering the Di- rectors to treat about the Sale of some Part of the Funds and Annuities, that the Restraints which were laid upon them by the Add on to their Original Question, wou'd render their Endeavours to obtain those Purposes design'd by it altogether insignificant and useless, and therefore desired such a Treaty might be set on foot without being restrain'd by that Limitation ; upon this several smart Debates arose, which continu'd several Hours, in which the Speakers on both sides the Question had Opportuni- ties to exert their respective Talents. The Question Sir John Eyles propos'd was as follows, ' That as this Com- pany in their corporate Capacity was possess'd of certain proportions of Annuities payable out of the Exchequer; That their Court of Directors might be impower'd to treat with the Bank of England upon reasonable Terms, for the Sale of so much as shall discharge their Debts, and to settle a fresh Understanding between the two Companies, in order to procure a Remission of the two Millions, which Treaty to be expedited as soon as may be, and to be laid before a General Court for their Ap- probation The Sub Governor and Directors being of Opinion that this would be the only means to relieve them from their present Distresses, it was at length car- ry'd, but with a very great Opposition, and then the Court adjourn'd. The Directors of the Bank of England have order'd Warrants for the Half- Year's Dividend, due last Christ- mass on the Civil List Annuity, transferable at the Bank, which are promptly deliver'd and paid. The present Lord Cornwallis, will be appointed one of the Gentlemen of the King's Bedchamber, in Place of the Duke of Manchester, and will resign that of Groom of the Bedchamber which he at present possesses. On Saturday Night last John Warburton, Esq; So- merset Herald at Arms, by the accurate Survey of Eng- land that he is nOW employ'd about, and his other inge- nious Performances, was attack'd by three Foot- pads in King- street Westminster ; who, after they had robb'd him of his Money, Watch, Sword, Rings Snuff Box, and the Things, cut him in the Head in several Places, and so left him for dead ; the said Gentleman lies now very ill ot his Wounds, under the Care of an able Sur. geon The Rev Mr. Henry Green of Derby is made a Pre- berdary of Lincoln, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Mar- tin, late Rector of St. Mildred's in the Poultry. The Rev. Dr. Marshal Junior, is to Preach before the House of Commons the 30th instant. Thursday the Rt Hon. the Lord Effingham How- ard was married to the Lady Nappier, a Lady of a very considerable Fortune, by the Bishop of Winchester, at his Palace at Chelsea. Letters from Horsham give an Account, that Lieute- nant Jekyll, and Mr. Henly a Riding Officer of the Customs, have lately apprehended one Alexander Green, alias Payn, a notorious Owler, who was in Arms to res cue J. Walter at the Lydd Riot, mentioned in His Ma- jesty's Proclamation in May last. Last thursday there were very great Crouds of Peo- ple in the Galleries of the House of Commons, to hear the Arguments of the Council learned in the Law against the Westminster Bridge Bill; Sir Constantine Phipps spoke a long time, setting forth the Inconveniences that would arise to the City of London, and other Places, by the Project ; several Witnesses were also examined to support Constantine's Allegations Christned males 174 Females 181. In all 355, Buried Males 229. Females 170. In all 499. Deceased in the Burials this Week; CASUALTIES. Found dead st St. Mary at Hill i. Hang'd himself ( being Lunatick at St. Clement Danes i. Kill'd by a Fall from a Cart at St. James in Westminster i. Over laid 4.
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