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

05/12/1724

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1724. Honesty of a Wife, as well as the Fortune of the Husband, is sometimes irretrievably lost and ruin'd by falling in with that too prevailing a Fashico, I shall trouble you with it, in Hopes that it may deter some from so pernicious a Practice. A Gentleman whom We shall call Wildair, was a Person very eminent for the most engaging Quali- fications, both of Mind, Body, and Estate : He hap- pen'd to fall criminally in Love with Emelia, a most beautiful, but marry'd Lady, in his Neighbourhood. He was a long time as unsuccessful, as criminal, for as to Matters of Intrigue, Emelia was a Saint, suffer- ing abundance of Admirers, besides Wildair, to die at her Feet, so that she had the Character of a Per- son of the strictest Virtue, her Lovers being all Per- fons of extraordinary Merit and AccOmplishments: However, Wildair was not discourag'd, he fancy'd that he was born to be the happy Man, and was re- solv'd not to be backward in a diligent Attendance, in order to take hold of any Opportunity that should happen. He knew that Fortune and Female began with a Letter, and as he was sensible the first was changeable, he was in Hopes the latter might one Day or other prove so to his Advantage. He resolv'd to try one Method. The Lady lov'd Play ; and altho she was not addicted to it, as some are, in regard to her Husband's Interest, and her own Reputation yet she sometimes happen'd to lose con- siderably. Wildair knew very well that Gamesters are generally ambitious of winning, he therefore at- tack'd her in the weakest Part, and play'd with her on purpofe to lose. As he never had any Inclination to Gaming before, he had practis'd it but very little, and confidently had but small Skill, so that when- ever he play'd he was sure to lose: He so studiously endeavour'd to play with her only, lost so frequently, so largely, and with so little Resentment, that at last Emelia suspected his Design, told him as much, and afterward from a Principle of Generosity uncommon to Gamesters, refus'd to piay with him any more. wildair finding his Hopes cross'd this Way, try'd whatever a Man most passionately in love could think of, but all to no Purpose, the Lady prov'd hitherto invincibly virtuous, leaving the Lover without the lead Hopes of Success. At last the Devil had a Mind to shew, that Gaming could ruin that Virtue which was impregnable to any thing else; when Wildair least thought of it, Word ( Price Three- Half- Pence ) was brought him, that a Lady mask'd desir'd to speak with him : Being admitted, she unmask'd, and prov'd to be his Angel's Confident, who, with some Compli- ments, presented him with a Letter from her Lady; Which our Lover opening, with a strong Palpitation of the Heart, read as follows. Ihave a very great Occasion for a Friend. I play'd Yesterday a little too rashly with my Lord an unsuccessful Rival of yours, who finding your Generosity to have had so little EfFect upon me, made use of the quite contrary Method, and has endeavour'd to gain my Favour by ruining my Fortune: In short, he manag'd the Cards so as to win 3000 1. of me, which, without being ex- pos'd, I am not at present able to pay: This Con- duct of his has so highly incens'd me, that I am resolv'd rather to gratify your Inclinations, than his Lordship's, If there was any Truth in your former Professions you will not think the Price too high. I Verily believe you are generous enough to have serv'd me without Interest, but I don't care to be in debt to any body, The Money is to be paid to- morrow Night; if therefore you'll meet me with it to Night, I'll draw a Bill upon my Banker Cupid to make you Satisfaction, if all that he has of mine in his Hands will do it. This Letter will be your Pledge till you receive Satisfaction, after which you must restore it, which I hope you'll do, without re. penting your Bargain, to EMELIA. P. S. isabella will tell you where, If you think well.' Wildair did but half relish this Letter, not that he valu'd the Money, but he had much rather have ow'd his Happiness as he esteem'd it, to his own Ser- vices, Merit, or Passion, or the Lady's Inclination, whereas now ' twas entirely the EfFect of her Distress; however, Eagerness of Expectation overcoming all Scruples of that Nature, he sat down and wrote the following Answer. Madam, ' WHEN a Lover has parted with his Heart, his Purse is wholly insignificant to him ; ' tis true, I had rather have been oblig'd to Love than Play for your Smile, but from whatever Quarter they come, be assur'd they are inexpressibly wel- come. I die with Impatience till Night, when no. thing shall be wanting to express the most afFectio- nate and ardent Respect of your transported WILDAIR. . Having folded up and seal'd this Answer, he gave it to the Confident, with a Present for herself, and some Compliments for her Lady, suitable to the ex- tensive Generosity of his Temper, and the Greatness of his Passion. Afterwards he sate down, and read Emelia s Letter, over and over; and sometimes, when he reflected that a little Loss at Play had thrown his Mistress in his Arms, when all his Sighs, Tears, Vows, Presents, & c. could not prevail; in this Mind British Gazetteer, Being the freshest advices Foreign and Domestick. SIR, THE fatal Consequences of excesslive Gaming., especially in marry'd Peo- ple, having been former- merly so largely as well as excellently treated of, it may perhaps seem un- necessary to say any thing further upon that Head ; but having lately met with an Instance which naturally tends to shew that the Honour and ( m * ) I am, S I R, Your humble Servant, The Continuation of the Life of James II. King of ENGLAND. And on the 30th of May, Thomas Dangerfield was try'd upon an Information, for writing a Libel call'd his Narrative; and being found guilty, was, on the 29th of June, sentenc'd to stand in the Pillory; to be whipp'd from Aldgate to Newgate, and from Newgate to Tyburn, and fin'd 500l. Was accord, ingly whipp'd ; but, as he return'd to Newgate, was run through the Eye into the Brains, of which Wound he dy'd ; and the Person that did it was try'd, found guilty, and hang'd for it. Near the same Time the King conferr'd some H0- nours; viz. Henry Jermayn, Esq; was created Baron of Dover; John Lord Churchill, who had been cre- ated Baron of Anmouth in Scotland by K. Charles the Second, in the Year 1683. had the Title of Baron of this Kingdom conferr'd on him, by the Name and Stile of Baron Churchill of Sandbridge in the County of Hertford; and Sir George Jeffereys, Lord Chief Justice, was made Baron of Wem in the Coun- ty of Salop. But King James was hardly settled in the Throne, when two Attempts were made to heave him out one by the Earl of Argyle in Scotland, and the other by the Duke of Monmouth in England. You have heard that the Earl of Argyle was condemn'd for High Treason in Scotland, but made his Escape. and fled into Holland ; and that the Duke of Monmouth, having been pardon'd by King Charles, offending again, was banish'd the Court. After which he also went over to Holland, where these two meeting, to. gether with several others that had been concernd in the Rye House Conspiracy, and were fled, immediate ly after the Death of the late King, set; themselves at work to form a Rebellion, and resolv'd to invade both England and Scotland at the same Time. Ac- cordingly Arms and Ammunition were bought and he As ready to renounce all Conversation with her; however, it convinc'd him that a Woman, tho' other- wise inflexible, might, by gaming, be reduc'd to act altogether inconsistently with the general Course of her Actions. But there was one Passage in the Let- ter which seem'd particularly surprizing to him, and that was, that he was to return the Letter when he had receiv'd Satisfaction. This seem'd so very Mys- terious, that he concluded there most be some jilting Design in it, to countermine which, he resolv'd to copy the Letter so exactly, that it could not be known from the Original, after which he seal'd and broke it open again, as he had the Letter itself; this done, he laid both safe up, and then providing the Money, he waited with Impatience for the coming of the Con- fident, having dress'd himself in the most magnificent Manner imaginable, When Night came, he was sent for according to Promise. The Confident told him, That Emelia was already at the. Place of Rendezvouz, but begg'd of him, that he would neither bring any Servants with him nor come in his own Coach. Wildair thought these Precautions allowable, and therefore told her, she might assure her Lady that he would punctu- ally obserVe all her Commands. Accordingly, in a little Time after, he went in an Hackney Coach to the Place appointed, which he found sumptuously set out, and Emelia sat in a magnificent undress, but mask'd. As soon as she saw him enter the Room, she ran to him, and with the most tender and enga- ging Air in the World, begg'd of him to favour her Modesty so far, as to suffer her to be mask'd while there were any Lights in the Room, repre- senting to him, that otherwise, it being the first Time that ever she had in the least violated her Cha- racter, it would be impossible for her not to be under the greatest Confusion, and consequently less free and entertaining to him. This Request seem'd something surprizing ; but however, after he had express'd his Dissatisfaction, that his Eyes should be depriv'd of the transporting Pleasure of gazing 0n her, he con- sented. What pass'd afterwards may be much better imagin'd than express'd ; all that shall be said, is, that Wildair advanc'd the 30001 and receiv'd so much Satisfaction, that he never expected to repent his Bargain. At parting Emelia desir'd her Letter again ; in the Room of it Wildair gave her the Copy, which she carelessly looking upon, and taking for the Original, threw into the Fire, saw it consum'd to Ashes, and then took her leave. Were Pleasures lasting, as they're sweet, Man's Happiness ought be compleat; But ah! how soon the Trifles pass, Transient as Air, and frail as Glass 5 And when w' expect to reap Delight, The Bubble breaks and proves a Bite. This was Wildair's Case ; he concluded that he had taken a Lease of Happiness, but Emelia was of a quite different Opinion she was so far from granting him a Lease, that she never design'd him so much as a single Repetition, nay, nor so much as to own, no not even to himself, that ever he had enter'd the Premises : This appear'd, when Wildair taking an Opportunity of seeing her in Company next Day, singled her out, and addressing, with an Air of un- common Satisfaction, ask'd her how she had spent the Remainder of the Night ? Emelia, with great Cold- ness reply'd, As she us'd to do ; but she could not ima- gine why he should ask her that Question. Wildair own'd that it was something impertinent, but it only pro- ceeded from his ardent Wishes, that he might have been permitted to have shar'd as much Happiness with her the latter Part of the Night, as he had the for. mer. Emelia, with a haughty Air, reply'd, She knew not what he meant, nor could imagine what cou'd induce him to affront her at that Rate. How Madam, reply'd Wildair, growing something warm, and ra - sing his Voice a little, Are all those happy Minutes that pass'd between us last Night, utterly forgot? or is it be- cause you had a Mask on that you think fit to deny them ? What happy Minutes, crys she, in a great Passion, speak, explain yourself! Upon this, what doth my Spark do, but give a Detail of the when, where and how of the Bufinefs. This rais'd S Pitch, that she, not suffering him to finish his luscious Tale, stepp'd up close to him, and telling an impudent Fellow to affront her at that rate Was the same time gave him such a Box of the ear that made the Place ring again: Respect to her sex the Company, restrain'd his Arm, but not his Tougue 1 thank you, Madam, says he, I sUppose you are sensible I had but a Trifle for my money last night and there- fore advance me this Favour in order to mend my bargain but as you have taken care the latter part of kindness should be publick, I'll take care the former part shall be equally so and that attested by a Letter of your own Hand- writing of which your Ladyship only burnt the copy Original I have safe, ready to be produc'd upon any pro- per occasion Emelia was dumbfounded, and began to repent her Conduct ; but it was too late • the Matter became as publick as the Day. Emelia retir'd from' the Town, and in a little Time dy'd with resent- ment, as her Husband did with Grief; and Wildair taking to drinking, to divert the Thought of Emelia's Ingratitude, as he reputed it it threw him into a Fever, and he dropp d off} but their Story will live in the Memory of their Acquaintance, as one re- markable Instance among a thousand others, of the pernicious Effects of Gaming. If any one shall say, that Instances of this Nature cannot be of any general Use, they only relating to Persons in an elevated Condition, other People not being capable of playing at that Rate; I answer, I Wish it may be so, but I humbly conceive, that in a lower Condition the Fear of being expos'd to the An- ger of an Husband, or the Ridicule of Acquaintance for the want of ten, twenty, or thirty Pounds may possibly prove as ruinous to the Chastity of the lovely Loser, as of 1500 or 2ooo to those of a pro- portionably more exalted Condition. as many Men got together as they could find in those Countries fit for their Purpose. With part of these, and five Ships, Argyle first set forth for Scotland, and on the 9th of May, appear'd before Orkney ; where sending his Secretary and Surgeon on Shore, they were both seiz'd by the Inhabitants of the Island, and the News immediately sent to Edinburgh, from whence an Express was dispatch'd to the King. On the 19th of May the Parliament met at West- minster, where the King being on the Throne, and the House of Commons attending, the Lord Keeper told them, The King would defer speaking to them, till they had taken the Oaths: And, that it WAS his Pleasure they Should immediately proceed to the Choice of a Speaker. And they returning to their House, unanimously chose Sir John Trevor, who was that Afternoon pre- sented to the King. On the 22d the King came again to the House of Lords, whither the House of Com- mons being come up, his Majesty made the following Speech to the Parliament, My Lords and Gentlemen, AFter it pleased Alm'ghty God to tate to his Mercy the late King, my dearest Brother, and to bring me to the peaceable Possession of the Throne on my Ancestors, I immediately resolv'd to call a Par- liament, as the best Means to settle every thing upon those Foundations that may make my Reign both easy happy to you ; towards which 1 am disposed to contribute all that is fit for me to do. What I said to my Privy Council at my first coming there, I am desirous to renew to you ; wherein I fully declared my Opinion concerning the Church of England, whose Members have shew'd themselves so eminently loyal in the worst of Times, in Defence of my Fa- ther, and Support of my Brother of blessed Memory, that I will always take Care to defend and support it. I will make it my Endeavour to preserve this Government, both in Church and State, as it is now by Law established; and as I will never depart from the just Rights and Prerogatives of the Crown, so I will never invade any Man's Property: And you may be sure, that having heretofore ventur'd my Life in Defence of this Nation, I shall still go as far as any Man in preserving it in all its' just Rights and Liberties. And having given you this Assurance concerning the Case I will have of your Religion and Property, which I have chosen to do in the same Words I used at my first coming to the Crown, the better to evidence to you, that I spoke them not by Chance, and consequently that you may the more firmly rely upon a Promise so solemnly made; I cannot doubt that I shall fail of suitable Returns from you, with all imaginable Duty and Kindness on your Part, and particularly in what relates to the settling my Revenue, and continuing it during Life, as it was in the Time of the King my Brother. I might use many Arguments to enforce this Demand, from the Benefit of Trade, the Support of the Navy, the Necessity of the Crown, and the Well- being of the Government itself, which I must not suffer to be precarious; but I am confident your own Considera- tion of what is just and reasonable, will suggest to you whatsoever might be enlarged upon this Occa- sion. There is one popular Argument which I foresee may be used against what I ask of you, from the In- clination Men may have for frequent Parliaments, Which some may think would be best secur'd, by feeding me from Time to Time by such Proportions as they shall think convenient: And this Argument, it being the first Time I speak to you from the Throne, I will answer once for all. That this would be a very improper Method to take with me; and that the best Way to engage me to meet you often, is, always to use me well. I expect therefore That you will comply with me in what I have desir'd, and that vou will do it speedily ; that this may be a short Session, and that we may meet again to all our Satisfactions. My Lords and Gentlemen, I must acquaint you, That I have had News this Morning from Scotland, that Argyle is landed in the West Highlands, with the Men he brought with him from Holland ; and that there are tw0 Declarations publish'd, one in the Name of all those in Arms there, the other in his own, It would be too long for me to repeat the Substance of them ; it is suffici- ent to tell you, I am charg'd with Usurpation and Tyranny: The shorter of them I have directed to be forthwith communicated to you. I will take the best Care I can that this Declaration of their own Treason and Rebellion may meet with the Reward it deserves ; and I will not doubt but that you all will be more zealous to support the Government, and give me my Revenue as I have desied it, without Delay. to be continu'd this day Fortnight. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Milan, Nov. 15, m TWO or three Days ago we receiv'd an Ac- count of a horrid Murder committed the Night before, in a Mill near the Abbey, on the other side of Vaprio ; the Miller hairing been found dead, with his Hands ty'd, and a Stab under his Right Ear; also his Wife ; a Child of few Months old, and two Ser- vants, which last were in like Manner stabb'd under the Ear. Of the Child, nothing is yet found, save its Cloaths. Another Child being asleep in the Mill, escap'd the Murderers Hands, who ( it is supposed) could not find him. This cruel Murder is the more surprizing, by reason there are none of the Miller's Goods carry'd off. Venice, Nov. 11. Just now we hear, there has been a Fire in the Bishop's Palace at Pavia, wherein the rich Tapestry and other Furniture were consum'd, together with the Stables, and the Apartments are Very much damag'd. Our last Letters from Turin give Hopes of the Princess of Piedmont's Pregnancy. Fontainbleau, Nov. 19. They write from Madrid that the Queen Regent is prodigiously fond of seeing the French at Court, and that such especially as are of Rank she leads with Presents. Dispositions so favourable as these have drawn a great Number of French Officers from the Frontiers to the Court of Spain, who would otherwise have spent their Fur- loughs at Paris. We are also assur'd that the said Princess has writ Letters to the King and the Duke of Bourbon, desiring Leave to employ them; and that his Highness return'd for Answer, That to serve Spain was to serve France, and that the King would always be well pleas'd with what their Catholick Majesties should do in that Respect. ' Tis presum'd that this Circumstance will be admitted as one au- thentick Proof of the Union betwixt the two King- doms. Paris, Nov. 17. Monsieur de Blareu, Advocate in the Parliament, is employ'd in the following Cause, viz. Two Gentlemen's Wives travelling together from Lyons, were both so big with Child, that they fell in Labour in the stage- Coach. This obliged their Husbands ( who were with them, it seems) to stop at the first Place that would afford a Midwife ; which having procur'd, and got some other Help about them, the Gentlemen wish'd their Ladies a happy Minute, and quitted the Room. It so happen'd, that the two Children came into the World ( as it were) the same Moment; which somewhat puzzling the poor Midwife, she unthinkingly handed the two Children, without minding to distinguish which was which to the good Women that were by ; and thus they were handed about from one to the other, till at last they were laid together in a Bed aside, while they kindly; bestow'd their first Care on the Lying- in Ladies • By and by they find one of the Infants dead, and then rose a Difference between the Fathers and Mothers, who all laid Claim to the live Child. The Bailiff of the Place, and the Substitute to the Attorney Ge- neral, being sent for. brought all Parties to consent, with much ado, that the living Child should be Heir to both the Fathers. Having accordingly kept him at their equal Expence for ten Years one of the Fa- thers dies, and the Child inherits the Estate. Two Years after, the other Father dies also ; and this same Son claims his Estate ; but is oppos'd by the last Gen- tleman's next Heirs; and herein COnsists the Knot of the Question ( 3 0 4 0 ) Dec. 26, 17 H The following Ditty is sung by Mr Harper in the new Entertainment call'd, Harlequin Sheppard, grounded upon Supposition that Jo. Blueskin had gone thorough Stich in the only Action that ever made him worth taking Notice of. To the Tune of Packington's Pound. yE Fellows of Newgate whose Fingers are nice, In diving in Pockets, or cogging of Dice, Ye Sharpers s0 rich, who can buy off the Noose, Ye honest poor Rogues, who die in your Shoees, Attend, and draw near, Good News ye shall hear, How Jonathans Throat was cut from Ear to Ear; How Blueskin's sharp Penknife hath set you at Ease, And every Man round me, may Rob, if they please. When to the Old Baily this Blueskin was led, He held up his Hand, his Indictment was read: Loud rattled his Chains. Near him Jonathan stood, For full forty Pounds was the Price of his Blood. Then hopeless of Life, He drew his Penknife, And made a sad Widow of Jonathan s Wife ; But forty Pounds paid her, her Grief shall appease, And every Man round me, may rob, if they please. [ tions, Knaves of Old to hide Guilt, by their cunning Inven- Call'd Briberies Grants, and plain Robberies Pensions: Physicians and Lawyers ( who took their Degrees, To be learned Rogues) call'd their Pilfering, Fees: Since this happy Day, Now every Man may, Rob ( as safe as in Office) upon the Highway, For Blueskin's sharp Penknife hath set you at Ease, And every Man round me, may Rob, if they please Some cheat in the Customs, some rob the Excise, But he who robs both is esteemed most Wise ; Church- Wardens, who always have dreaded the Halter, As yet, only venture to steal from the Altar : But now to get Gold They may be more bold, And rob on the Highway, since Jonathans Cold, For Bluskin's sharp Penknife hath sfet you at Ease, And every Man round me, may Rob, if they please. [ Hands, Some, by Publick Revenues, which pass'd thro' their Have purchas'd clean Houses, and bought dirty Lands : Some to steal from a Charity think it no Sin, Which, at home ( says the Proverb) does always begin ; « But if ever you be Assign'd a Trustee, Treat not the poor Orphans with Barbarity, But take the Highway, and more honestly seize, For every Man round me, may Rob, if they please. What a Pother has here been, with Wood and his Brass, Who wou'd modestly make a few Halfpennies pass ? The Patent is good, and the Precedent's old, For Diamede changed his Copper for Gold. But if Ireland despise The new Halfpennies, With more Safety to rob on the Road, I advise. For Blueskin s sharp Penknife has set you at ease, And ev'ry Man round me may rob if they please. A few Days ago died the Rev. Dr. Cob, Warden of Winchester College. Joseph Girdler, serjeant at Law, is unanimously chosen Recorder of Tamworth, in the room of his Father, deceas'd. On Saturday last Joseph Taylor, who lived at the Three Tongues and Sugar Loaf over against Bear Key in Thames street, and Richard Pollard, appear'd at the Bar of the Court of King's Bench in Westminster Hall, to receive Sentence for buying Tobacco stolen by persons at the Keys ; when the Court was pleas'd to order, that both of them should stand on the Pillory before the Royal Exchange for the Space of an Hour, and be committed close Prisoners during one whole Year without Bail or Mainprize. On the 27th ult Mr. George Watts was unani- mously elected Middle Fellow of Clare Hall in Cam- bridge, in the room of Mr. William Day Chaplain to Chelsea Hospital who is now chose one of the The George Clark, bound from Nerva to London was lately lost on a Rock off of Finland; the Car- penter of the Ship was drown'd, but the rest Men got upon the Rock, where they continu'd for two Days before any Help came ; at last they were some Boats from the Coast of Finland mention d. Finland afore. Monday his Grace the Archbishop of York took, the Oaths and his Seat in the House of peers Mr. John Webster, who was Clerk to Mr Robert Knight, late Cashier of the South sea company dy'd last Week vastly rich. In the violent Hurricane that happen'd at Lisbon on the 8th Instant, O S as mention'd in our former the following Ships, among others, were lost, viz Francis, Antelope, Society, Ringmore, Lisbon Merchant, Elson Galley, Mary, Duke de Villars, Francis, Prince Frederick, Concord, and Morning- Star, Capt. Cole, Capt. King, Capt. Painter, Capt. Diplock, Capt. Robinson, Capt. Shillicorn, Capt. Winter, Capt. Power, Capt. Breley, Capt. Copplestone, Capt. Cradock, Capt. Bruyn. The following Ships were run ashore, viz. Lemon, Southwel, St. Quintin, Boneta, Marlborough, Gabriel and Sarah, Lyon, Cadogan, Dove, Two Sisters, and Laurence, Capt. Blackabee, Capt. Pardoe, Capt. Hutchins, Capt. Coverly, Capt. Bennet, Capt. Moor, Capt. Capel, Capt. Hagerly, Cape. Jakes, Capt. Moody, Cape. Boyle. By the Prince, Captain Baxter, newly arriv'd froa St. Ubes, there is Advice, that a terrible Hurricane happen'd there, about the same Time as the above, mention'd Hurricane at Lisbon, the like to which had not been seen in those Parts in the Memory of any Man: it blew down Part of the Prince's Palace, de- molish'd some other Houses, tore up the Trees from the Roots, drove the Ships ashore, most of which were lost, so that the Damage was very great. Friday 7. night dy'd that worchy Magistrate Whitlock Bulstrode, Esq; at his House in Hatton- Garden, who for many Years serv'd in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, and was elected Chair- man by the Bench of Justices at Hicks's- Hall. ' Tis said that Sir James Carmichael of Boninton, Bart. stands Candidate for Member of Parliament in the room of Mr. Weir of Stonebier lately deceas'd. We hear that Dr. Welton a noted Nonjuror, that lately kept a Schismatical Congregation near Rag Fair, has taken a Voyage to Pensilvania. Mr. Joseph Reynardson of Hatton Garden, Citizen and Turkey Merchant is lately dead. Last Monday Lewis Hussare the French Barber was brought down to the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, in order to receive Sentence for the Murder of his Wife, where the King's Council attended in order to reply to any thing the Prisoner or his Council had to offer in arrest of Judgment; but no Council appearing on the behalf of the Prisoner ( it being suppos'd his Case was so foul that no Counsel would appear in it; after the Court had call'd upon him, and had waited about an Hour and half upon pretence that his last Wife was gone to get Counsel, he having nothing material to say why Sentence should not pass and Judgment be awarded, the Court gave him Sentence to be hang'd, which Execution is fix'd to be on Mon- day day next, and in Shoreditch, near the End of Swan Alley: Some say, he is to be afterwards hang'd in Chains but that is not yet certainly known. We are credibly inform'd he has confess'd the Murder of his Wife, with many Particulars relating thereto, which shall be inserted in our next, together with the Man. ner of his Behaviour at the Place of Execution, Our Merchants have Advice, that the Thomasine, Capt. Hunt, bound from Lisbon to Hamburgh, was lately lost on the Coast of Holland. We hear that Colonel Mitchel a Gentleman of the West of England, has lately brought over from Han- over a Portraiture of Prince Frederick in Minature, said to be the likest of any that has yet been done : That Gentleman says, his Highness speaks English as perfectly and as readily as if born in London. On Sunday last died Mr. Lawrence Braddon, a Gentleman formerly belonging to the Law, who in the Reign of King James II. was fin'd 1O0OOL, for Writing a Pamphlet, call'd, A History of the Murder of the Earl of Essex, & C. which was understood to re. flect on that Prince, who excepted him by Name in his Proclamation before the Revolution. Last Monday at Guildhall Sir Richard Hopkins, Kt. and Alderman, was declared, after casting up the Poll, to be duly elected Member of Parliament for this City in the room of Peter Godfrey, Esq; deceas'd ; but a Scrutiny was demanded and granted. This Day 7 night dy'd the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Marsham, Kt. and Bart. Baron of Romney, one of the Cinque Ports, descended from an ancient Family in the County of Norfolk. His Great Grandfather was Thomas Marsham, Esq; one of the Aldermen of this City in the Reign of King James I. His Grandfather, Sir John Marsham, was sworn one of the Six Clerks in Chancery in 1638, but lost his Place, and his Estate was sequester'd for following King Charles I to Ox- ford, on the first Breaking out of the Civil War ; and after the Surrender of this City to the Parliament, he return'd to London, where he kept close to his Studies till the Year 166o, when he serv'd for Ro- chester in the Parliament that restor'd King Charles II. and was soon after reinstated in his Seat in Chan- cery, and by that King made a Knight and Baronet. His Father, Sir Robert, was also one of the Six Clerks in Chancery. The Deceased was marry'd in 1708. to Elizabeth, Daughter and Coheir to Sir Cloudelley Shovel, Kt. by whom he had Issue one Son, a Minor, viz. Robert, now Lord Romney, and three Daugh- ters, viz. Elizabeth, Sophia, and Anne. He was a Member of several Parliament in the late Reign either for Rochester or Maidstone, and always voted for the succession of the present Royal Family, and for the Trade, and Liberties of his Country, both Religious and Civil. Soon after his Majesty's Accession, he was made one of the Commissioners of the Peace for the County of Middlesex; and being elected a Member for Maidstone in the first Parliament of King George, he was by the Commons chose one of the Secret Com- mittee to enquire into the Practices of Queen Anne's last Ministry; and on the 2d of July 1716, his Ma- jesty was pleased to create him Baron of Romney. Monday last being St. Andrew's Day, the Tutelar Saint of Scotland, the Natives of that Part of Great. Britain wore the Cross of that Saint; and the No- bility of the Order of St. Andrew, or the Thistle, made their Appearance at Court in their Green Rib- bans. We hear that his Majesty, who, together with his Royal Highness the Prince, wore the Cross, was to create four new Knights of that Order. The society of Scots Gentlemen who meet here annually on this Day. had a Feast as usual, and chose Mr. George Middleton their Master for the Year ensuing. The Knights of this Order us'd to meet before the Union, at St. Andrew's Town and Kirk. History is certain when this Order began, but only that the Scots have rcceiv'd St. Andrew for their Guardian ever since th » Year 810 in the Reign of Hungus the PIct when the said Hungus making War with Athel- stan King of England, saw in the Sky the Night be- fore the Battle a bright Cross, like that on which St. Andrew suffer'd Martyrdom; and the Day pro- Dec. 5, 1724 ving successful to Hungus, he and his Confederate Achius went bare footed to the Kirk of St. Andrews, to return Thanks to God and his Apostle for their Victory, vowing for themselves and their Posterity always to use the said Cross in their Ensigns and Ban- ners. which has been accordingly observ'd by the Pitts and Scots ever since ; and from hence ' tis be. liev d that the Order took its Rise. On Saturday last the Revd. Dr. Lancelot Blackburn Church, westminsterbish0P of york Mr Jos. Tanner, one of the Surgeons of St. Tho- mas's hospital, an excellenc Anatomist, is dead. Capt. Cock of Leatherhead, a Very worthy Gentle- man, died last Week suddenly. Mr. Mottram, one of his Majesty's Messenger's, has been dispatched Express into the Highlands of Sco- land. We have a very credible Account, that a Seizure having been made in August last of 26 Hogsheads of French Wine, by Mr. baker, at a famous smuggling Storehouse at Bowmbottom, neat Pool, and the Pro- prietor thereof having, soon after the Seizure, actually made Oath, according to his usual Manner, that the Duties thereof had been paid, and claim'd the said Wines in the Exchequer. The Cause was ready for Tryal on thursday last, the 26th of November, when the Proprietor thought fit to withdraw his Claim, arid suffer the Wines to be condemn'd ; which is an in- stance, that this famous Trader cannot always carry his Point, tho' he has formerly been pretty successful that Way. The Hon. Henry Finch, Esq, is chosen Member of Parliament for Malton in Yorkshire, in the room of the late Sir William Strickland, Bart, deceas'd. John Gumley, Esq; Member of Parliament for Steyning in Sussex, having since his former Election accepted of the Place of Commissary General of the Musters, is rechosen for the said Borough. Dublin, Nov. 21. Last Thursday his Excellency the Lord Carteret, his Grace the Lord Primate, and some other Lords and Bishops dined at the College- Hall, where they were met by the Provost and Fel- lows, and Dr. Delaune entertain'd them with a fine Latin Oration ; from thence they were conducted to the new Library, where Mr. Smith spoke on that Occasion a Copy of Latin Verses wrote by Mr. Thompson. They afterwards went to the Natural Philosophy School, where Dr. Holsham read a Lec- ture on the Gravity of the Air, which he illustrated and proved by many curious Experiments ; the Lady Carteret was also present. Last Week a sad Accident happen'd at Putney, where Mr. Denning, a Builder, and three of his Workmen, digging a Vault near some Stabling to lay in Horse Dung, one of the Arches, and a great deal of Rubbish with it, fell in. by which the Master and two of his Men were kill'd, and the third nar- rowly escap'd Death, being very much hurt. Mr Marsh Hollensworth is appointed Surgeon to Brigadier General Stanwix's Regiment. The Hon. Mr. Hamilton, Brother to the late Lord Belhaven, and first Lieutenant of his Majesty's Ship the Dover, died at Lisbon on the 2oth of Nov, N. S. . The Rev. Mr. Soley, Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Winchester, is appointed one of the Prebendaries of that Cathedral Church. On Sunday last one Mark Frome a German Taylor, who lately liv'd in Salisbury street in the Strand, was bury'd in the Vault under the New Church of St. Martin's in the Fields, aged above 111 Years. The Rev'd Mr. Bell is presented to the Living of Eccles in Lancashire. Wednesday Mr. Trubey, Vintner, at the Queen's Arms in Sc. Paul's Church. Yard, purchased the Place of Coalmeter of this Cry, for 4.115 15 s. in the room of Hugh Sweetapple, Esq; deceas'd. Last Week Mr. Hughes, who kept a House near St James's Palace, had the Misfortune to break his Scull by a Fall, and died in a Day or two after.. We LONDON.- printed and Sold by J. ReAD, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in. We hear, that William Green, John Wood, John Warren, John Tibbs, John Fancott alias Fancoate, and Benjamin Bowger, all Shelterers in the Mint, with several others, did, on Thursday the 26th of No- vember last, assault one William Jones, a Butcher of Whitechappel. in a most inhumane Manner, first knocking him down, then dragging him into the Mint, near a Mile distant, beating and abusing him all the Way in a most barbarous Manner, with Clubs, Cutlasses, afterwards they stripp'd him Naked, and Whipp'd him to that Degree, that he fainted away, then they flung him into a Saw- pit fill'd with Nastiness, duck'd him over Head and Ears several Times, trampled upon him, and afterwards dragg'd him out, and laid him on a Bank, till he came to himself. The only Reason they gave for this Usage Was, that the abovesaid William Jones assisted in taking Charles Towers, one of their Ringleaders, who was sometime ago convicted of Felony. We hear there is a Reward of 10 1. offer'd for taking the said Rioters so that they may be brought to Justice, or 5 1. for any one of them. Measures are taking for effectually suppressing of the New Mint in Wapping. Bankrupts since our last List. Richard Hodgkinson, the Younger, of Derby, in the County of Derby, Ironmonger. William Dobbins, of Drury- Lane, in the County of Middlesex, Innholder and Victualler. William Hodgkinson, of Derby, in the County of Derby, Ironmonger. William Medowcourt, late of the City of Wor. cester, Clothier. Robert Ellingham, of the Parish of St. Mary le Bone, in the County of Middlesex, Victualler. SHIPS Enter'd Inwards, at the Custom House- since our last. The Thomas and George from Galitia ; Welcome from bilboa; Sarah from Lisbon ; Henry from Opor. to; and the Welcome George, and Elizabeth, both from Maryland. The Anne from Guinea; Chitty, and Diamond, both from Leghorn ; Elizabeth, Little George, and Dolphin, all from Malaga ; Rebecca, and Providence, both from Alicant; Prosperous Margaret, Minorca, and Change, all from Oporto; Charles from Faro; William and Mary from Lyon ; Jolly James from Petersburg ; and the Newberry from Barbadoes. The Anne and Mary from Malaga; Catherine from Calais; May Flower, and Livonia, both from Peters- burg; Amity from Gottenbro'; Baltick Merchant from Stettin ; Strong and Thomas, and Providence, both from Maryland; Elizabeth and Sarah from Ja maica ; Acton, and London, both from Norway. The Princess Amelia from Alexandria; Pricket from Lisbon ; Don Carolos from Salo ; Duke Charost from Calais ; Welby from Norway; Henrietta from St. Jago ; James Pink from Antegoa ; William and Elizabeth from St. Christopher's; and Chester River. Merchant from Maryland. Clear'd Out. The Encrease Rose, and Anne, all for Seville ; Rose Galley for Oporto; Medina for France; Prince Frederick for Hambro' ; Pease for Holland; and the Bonetta from Maryland. The Richmond for Flanders; Tuscan for Maderas ; Isabella for Barbadoes ; and the Essex for Jamaica The Hannah and Zephorah for Holland; Owners Adventure for Ireland ; Granada for Dunkirk ; and the Globe for Maryland. The William and Mary for Flandrs; Mary for Hambro' ; St. Peter, and Elizabeth, both for Amster- dam; Page sloop for Rotterdam; and Townshend for Barbadoes. Drowned accidentally in the River of Thames One at St. Mary at Rotherhith, and Two at St Paul' at Shadwell, Excesive Drinking x. Overlaid i ADVERTISEMENTS To prevent the Publick's being imposed upon by Counterfeits, The True, Original, Royal, Chymical Washballs, which have been fold upwards of twenty Years, at the Corner of Pope's Head- Alley, over against the Royal- Exchange in Cornhill, are still continued to be fold by John Lambert Gloveseller, who will attest them to be the very Ori- ginal Washballs, ( and assert it with an Affidavit if re- quir'd) notwithstandir. g any thing that may be falsely published, by his Adversary to the contrary; he i re- mov'd from the Corner of Pope's Head Alley two Doors higher, to the Sign of the Flower- de- uce, one Side of the Shop Mr. Colson's, joining to the Royal Union Coffee- house. These Balls have not the least Grain of Mercury, or any thing pernicious; but are highly recommended by those that use them for beautifying the Hands and Face, and making the Skin so soft and smooth as not to be parallel'd by Wash Powder, or Cosmetick, & c. and is a real Beautifier of the Skin, by taking off all De- formities, Tetters, Ringworms, Morphew, Sunburn, Scurf, Pimples, Pits or Redness of the Small- Pox, keeping it of a lasting and extreme Whiteness. It soon alters red or rough Hands, and is admirable in shaving the Head, it not only gives an exquisite Sharpness to the Razor, but so comforts the Brain and Nerves as to prevent catching Cold, and is of a grateful and pleasant Scent. They are sold only by Mr. Lambert, as above, and at Mr. King's Top Shop, in Westminster- Hall. Price One Shilling each, and Allowance by the Dozen. beware of Countetfeits. Mr. Lambert likewise sells all sorts of Gloves Wholesale and Retail, Mens Velvet Caps, Night caps, & c. Wig- bags, Ribbon, Silk Handker- chiefs, & c. all at reasonable Rates.
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