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The Leeds Mercury

13/03/1732

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Date of Article: 13/03/1732
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From TuesDay March 6. to TuesDay March 13. 1732. ( N° 404 From the Universal Spectator. Qui, quid sit pulchrum, quid turpe, quid utile, quid non, Plenius ac melius Chrysippo & Crantore dicit. Hor. Ep. i. Lib. I. From my House in the Minories. HAVING proposed in my Paper of this Day Fortnight, to collect and lay before my Readers such Passages out of that an- cient and valuable Author Homer, as contain exalted Sentiments ot the Deity of his over- ruling Providence, or recommend the Duties of Religion and Morality; and likewise to take Notice of whatever else in his Writings is most likely to prove instructive of entertaing : I shall now resume my said Design, with an Intent of allot- ting every other Paper for the same Purpose, ' till I have gone through the Whole. But before I proceed farther, it will not be amiss to take a short View of Religion and Morality, as we find them in Homer's Writings, and as they were at the Time he liv'd. Theology was then little else but Fable, Allegory, and Mystery, which had been delivered down from Ages still much earlier, and were became the more obscure as they were removed farther from the first Inventors of them. Man- kind had discover'd, by the Force of natural Reason, that there was some supreme, overruling Power, something infinitely Superior to themselves, which had created, and which supported and directed all Things. This Being, therefore they believed it their Duty to adore and worship ; but being igno- rant of his Nature, and at a Loss how to pay their devotions to him, as blind Zeal never knows where to stop, they not only raised Altars and Temples to himself, but also to each of his particular Attributes, such as his Wisdom, his Power, & c. and these soon came to be look'd upon as separate and distinct Dei- ties, and were supposed to have a certain Share in the Government of the World, and to exert their Power for the Preservation of their Votaries, or the Destruction of those that neglected or profan'd their Altars. Of these they invented abundance of Fictions, according to their own gross and imperfect Notions, imputing to them all Sorts of human Passions, and making them wavering, tyrannical and revengeful; and though, probably, at first, something figurative might be intended by the Stories told of them, that soon was lost, or, perhaps, never understood at all amongst the Generality of People. There was likewise another Way of adding to the Number of their Gods; for several Men and Women who had performed extraordinary Actions, or been the In- ventors of Arts highly beneficial to Humankind, were deify'd and honour'd with divine Worship; such as Ceres, Bacchus, Esculapius, & c. but from whence soever their Deities were derived, they ima- gin'd them all to be under the Power and Controul Price Two- Pence. of one Supreme God the Great and Almighty Jupi- ter.—— This System of Religion Homer builds up- on ; and indeed it was exceedingly well adapted for Poetry, since it gave Room, whenever any Thing surprising was to be perform'd, to effect it by the In- trodudion of a Deity ; and therefore whatever his own Opinion and Belief might be, it's no wonder he should make use of such a Theology, as was not only generally then established, but, which afforded him likewise fo fair an Opportunity of filling his Writings with the Grand and Marvellous: He brought his Gods into Action, according to the No- tions that then prevail'd ; and however ridiculous they may seem to us, when we find them represented eating, drinking, laughing, quarrelling, fighting, & c. they certainly appear'd quite otherwise to the Age wherein he wrote : A Particular we should keep in Mind whenever we are reading him. It is also to be observ'd, that notwithstanding the strange Behaviour of some of the Deities he introduces, whenever he speaks of the Dispensation of Provi- dence, or the Duties of Mankind, his Sentiments are wonderfully just and noble, and bear, in many Places a near Resemblance to thole of the Sacred Writers. As for the Morality of those Times, it waS also, in many Cases, greatly defective; a Spirit of Rapine, Cruelty and Revenge prevail'd almost universally , and it was customary to plunder and destroy whole Nations for little or no Cause at all; wherefore bodily Strength and Courage were respect- ed in the highest Manner, as most necessary for the Support of those little Societies or Governments Man kind was then formed into; even Robbery was thought no Scandal, provided it was done with Gal- lantry; and upon the least Pretence to carry Families into Slavery was accounted a glorious Action. But we find amidst all this, an extraordinary Piety and Devotion, which was shewn by frequent Sacrifices, Lustrations, and Prayers to their several Deities, a Simplicity of Manners intirely void of Luxury and Ostentation, a commendable Affection for their Coun- try, a Reverence for their Parents, and a surprising Hospitality towards the stranger Guest, whose Per- son was look'd upon as sacred and inviolable, from an Opinion, that the Gods themselves came down sometimes to visit Mortals under that Appearance, and punished Or rewarded them according as they were received courteously or otherwise. By this short Sketch of the Religion and Morality of those early Times, my Readers will be the better qualify'd to relish the Passages I am going to lay be- fore them; and it must certainly be some Entertain- ment to People of any Curiosity, to see at one View what Mankind thought of these Matters almost three thousand Years ago. In my former Paper I collected those grand De- scriptions of the Almighty and Supreme Being which Homer gives us; and now I shall go on to shew, that the Attributes he assigns him, and the Submission and Obedience he requires Mankind to pay him, are exactly suitable to such magnificent and sublime Ideas : His being the Lord and Giver of all Things- his upholding all Things by his Power, and direct- ing all Things as seems best to his Sovereign Wisdom, are Sentiments strongly declared in the following beautiful Passages : „. OdyS. 4. v. 325. Thron'd in Omnipotence, supremest Jove, Tempers the Fates of Haman Race above: By the firm Sanction of his Sov'reign Will, Alternate are decreed our Good and Ill. The same Sentiment is again more fully asserted OdyS. 14. fr. 494. From God's own Hand descend our Joys and Woes These he decrees, and he but suffers those; All Pow' r is his, and whatsoe'r. he wills, The Will itself, Omnipotent fulfills. That the Fate of Kingdoms depends on him alone, .. is finely set forth, II, 9. v. 31. So Jove decrees, Almighty Lord of all! Jove, at whose Nod whole Empires rise and fall Who shakes the feeble Props of human Trust, And Tow'rs and Armies humbles to the Dust. That he alone is the Giver of Victory. ll. 1 7. v. 197 Jove's high Will is ever uncontroul'd, The Strong he withers, and confounds the Bold : Now crowns with Fame the mighty Man, and now Strikes the fresh Garland from the Victor's Brow. Again : 11. 9. v. 150. That happy Man whom Jove still honours mostt Is more than Armies, and himself an Host. Again: II. 7. v. 117. ' Tis Man's bold Task the gen'rous Strife to try But in the Hands of God is Victory. Again: II. 20. v. 503. I know thy Force to mine superior far: But Heav'n alone confers Success in War: Mean as I am the Gods may guide my Dart And give it Entrance in a braver Heart. Again: II. 1. v. 228. If thou hast Strength, Was Heav'n that Strength bestow'd: For know, vain Man ! thy Valour is from God. That even a Look of his can turn the battle II 17. v. 674. At one Regard of his All- seeing Eye, The Vanquish'd triumph, and the Victors fly And a Thought cure the Wounded II. 15. v. 174. Jove thinking of his Pains they pass'd Away Homer ( as his excellent Translator observes) is perpetually acknowleding the Hand of God in all Events, and ascribing to that only all the Victories, Triumphs, Rewards or Punishments of Men : He likewise declares that the Thoughts and Faculties of Man as well as his Life are absolutely in the Power of the Almighty. Odys. 23. v. 13. The righteous Pow'rs who tread the starry Skies, The Weak enlighten, and confound the Wise, And human Thought, with unresisted Sway, Depress, or raise, enlarge, or take away. This fine Sentiment is agreeable to many Expressions in the Scripture. GOD is the Lord of Spirits, and gives and takes away as he thinks fit. So likewise, Odys. 16. v. 232, The Gods with Ease frail Man depress or raise, Exalt the Lowly, and the Proud debase. From whatsoever Hand our Happiness may seem to come, tis Heav'n alone that gives it. Odys. 18. v. 26. Know from the bounteous Heav'ns all Riches flow, And what Man gives, the Gods by Man bestow. And without God's Blessing nothing can long endure. U. 12, v. 9. Without the Gods, how short a Period stands, The proudest Monument of mortal Hands! Which is exactly what the Psalmist fays, except the Lord build the House, their Labour it but lost that build it. * Thursday's Post. From the London Evening- Post, March 6. Since our last arrived one Mail from France, Hague, February 10. THERE is now no Room to doubt an Alli- ance between France and Spain, most of the Foreign Ministers at Paris having apprized their respective Courts thereof. This Treaty is laid to be Offensive and Defensive; and it is in Consequence of it that a Squadron of 20 or 22 Men of War is fitting out, though the Pretence is, to curb the In- solence of the Barbarians. They talk also of form- ing an Army of 60,000 Men upon the Rhine early in the Spring, under the Command of the Duke of Berwick. They say farther, that his Most Christian Majesly will make a Promotion of Marshals of France and General Officers about Easter. Lastly, they would persuade us, that every Thing tends to a Change of the Ministry, and that the Cardinal breaks apace. Be that as it will, it is certain the French Court is highly incenfed against the King of Sardi- nia, who not content with signing a Treaty of Alli- ance with the Emperor, has subscribed to an Act of Guaranty of the Pragmatick Sanction. Wherefore his Sardinian Majesfty may be assured, that France will be reveng'd on him the first Opportunity. We are told there is another Court comprized in this Treaty, as Guarantee with the Emperor of the King of Sardinia's Possessions. Upon the whole Matter, the French are much Letter pleased with the Elector of Bavaria, who is forming a League in the Empire in Favour of his Most Christian Majesty, to oppose in a proper Time and Place the Election of an Au- strian King of the Romans, the Succession of Berg and Juliers in Favour of the King of Prussia; and the Execution of the Pragmatick Sanction; three Points which the Court of France has very much at Heart, and which it is equally the Interest of his Electoral Highnefs and his Allies to oppose. PORT NEWS. Dover, March 3. The Squawls of Wind in this Month have been fatal to five poor Men belonging to Deal, who were overset in the Downs in a Boat and all lost; and a Boat belonging to Falkstone, with a Man and a Youth about 18, went with Oy- sters to Deal to sell the same, and returning home on Friday from thence the Boat sunk, and the Man was drowned ; but the Youth got two Oars under his Arms, and kept himself up till a Boat came off with Hands and took him in. LONDON, Yesterday in the Afternoon Sarah Malcolm sat for her Picture in Newgate, which was taken by the ingenious Mr. Hogarth : Sir James Thornhill was likewife present. Last Sunday the Lord Harry Beauclerck went to Court and resign'd to her Majesty the Key of the Office of Vice- Chamberlain of her Majesty's Hou- shold, held by his Brother, the late Lord William Beauclerck. The said Gentleman stands a Candidate for the City of Chichester, in the Room of his Brother, deceased. Yesterday Notice was given to all the Peers, Peeresses, and Privy Counsellors, that the Court goes into Mourning on Sunday next, viz. The Men to wear black Clothes, black Swords and Buckles, with plain or fringed Linnen : The Ladies, black Silk or Velvet, black and white Fans, with plain or fring'd Linnen. On Sunday upwards of a hundred Freemen of Chester went on board a Vessel in the River, in or- der to sail for that City, to give their Votes at the ensuing Election of a Member of Parliament for the said City, in the Room of Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bart, deceafed ; and we hear that Mr. Manley is making the strongeft Interest against Sir Charles Banbury, Bart, that has ever been known on such an Occasion. On Tuefday last the Assizes ended for the County of Hertford, and no Person being capitally convicted, the Sheriff made a Present of Gloves to the Officers of the Circuit. William Keys was twice indicted for a Misde- meanor, in assaulting two Persons on the Highway, with an Intent to rob them, and acquitted; but there being a Charge against him of an actual Robbery committed in the County of Middlesex, he will be brought to Newgate by a Habeas Corpus, to be try'd for the same the next Sessions at the Old Baily: Timothy Arnold was order'd to be transported for seven Years. On Saturday Night last the Assizes ended for Essex, when only Joseph Dolphin ( a Black ) was capitally convicted, for Felony and Burglary, in breaking open the House of Capt. Selby, his late Master, and robbing him of wearing Apparel to the Value of 201. Joseph Hasen was order'd to be transported for 14 Years, two others for seven Years, two were burnt in the Hand, and four or- dered to be whipt. Yesterday the eight Malefactors mention'd in our former were executed at Tyburn. His Majesty has been pleased to offer his most gra- cious Pardon to any Person ( except Sarah Malcolm ) that shall discover any one or more concern'd in the Murder of Mrs. Duncomb. & c. in the Temple; and the two Societies of the Temple have offer'd to the Person making such Discovery One hundred Pounds Reward for each Person convicted of the said Murder. They write from Scarborough, Feb. 18. That they have had very stormy and rainy Weather for six Days past, which had stripp'd most of their Houfes^ blown down Stacks of Chimneys, broke Windows, and done considerable Damage to most of the Houses in that Town ; and that on Tuesday last there fell a very violent Shower of Hail and Rain, with a boistrous Wind, fo that they apprehended great Da- mages on the Coast, having already had an Account of a large Ship in Distress at Flamborough Head, tho' they could not be certain who she was, but sne had Swedish Colours. The Willing Mind, Capt. Quale, bound from Denia to Bristol, was lately lost on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. The Virgin, Capt. William Allen, bound from Jamaica to Bristol, was lost on Morant Keys, the East End of that Island; but we hear that her Car- goe was saved, except some Indigo. From Wye's Letter, March 6. The Defence which Sarah Malcolm made on her Try- al, and her long Speech to tbe Court before Sentence of Death passed upon her, so extraordinary for a Woman ) in the hearing of so many Persons of Distinction, which is now printed in the Sessions Paper, has drawn A greater Resort of People of Figure, as well at others, to see her in Newgate, than has been observed with regard to any other Person in the like Circumstances for many Years past ; and many People of Note have given five or six Guineas each for Places in Fleet street to she her executed to Morrow. Mean Time she is still so postitive as to her Innocence of the MurdersJ that there is great Reason to suspect others were concerned in them. The said Malcolm, in her Speech before her Convicti- on declared as a dying Person, that the Murders of Mrs. Duncomb and her two Servants were concerted between her, Mary Tracy and the 2 Alexanders, and that they were the Persons and no others who committed them, while she was out of the Room ; but ' tis remarkable, that she brought no Witnesses in Proof of this . How- ever, after giving a particular Account of their sharing the Booty, concludes thus. ' All that I have declared is Fact; I have no Occasion to murder three innocent Persons, for I know I am a condemned Woman; I know I must suffer an ignominious Death, which my Crimes deserve, and I shall suffer willingly.' John Thompson, mentioned in my last, to have sur- rendered himself, was examined laft Saturday upon Oath 7 or 8 Hours, but what Discoveries he has made we cannot be certain, tho' some say very full and am- ple, and such as will be of great Service to the poor Sufferers. The Affair of the Letters from one of the South Sea Company's Factors, in the Spanish West- Indies, which have fall'n into the Hands of the Directors, and which are suspected to contain something fit to lay before a General Court, is the Subject of a great deal of Con- versation, in at much as the opening of them is a nicely in Law perhaps not to be justified, without the Consent of those to whom they are directed to have them open- ed in tbeir Presence, as was the Case of Mr. Nash's Letters, which were stopt by the India Company: However, the Directors have them this Day again un- der Consideration. This Day the Lords went into a Committee on the Bill for puniping Mutiny and Dissertion; and a Motion being made for a Reduction of the Land Forces to 12000 Men, Debates arose, wherein many Speeches were made, in relation to a standing Army in Time of Peace being not consistent with the Constitution, and that it might affect the Liberties of ihe People; but these a- gainst the Reduction said, the present Number of Forces- tended more to preserve our Liberties than the contra- ry, and that our Naval Force only, even with the Mi- litia was not sufficient to secure them to us from Foreign Enemies. A good deal was occasionally said against tbe new intended Scheme-, to which it was answered, that ' twas certain no Scheme would be offered to Par- liament, liament, but what would be beneficial to the Publick, but if it shculd not, it was in their Power to reject it. At last on the Question put for the Reduction pro- posed, the House divided, Content 41, not Content 101, Proxies included. From the London- Evening Post, March 8, Since our last arrived one Mail from Holland, Berlin, March 3. WE are now assured two Camps will be form'd about the End of May next, one near this Capital, and the other in the Neighbourhood of Magdebourg. We learn from Dresden, that the Minister of Bavaria has already receiv'd Orders there from his Court, to see the Treaty with Saxony con- cluded on the fourth of July last, renew'd with all Expedition. Paris, March ii. Our last Adviccs from Madrid of the 15th past, bring no Confirmation of the Ac- count last received of the Marquels de Santa Cruz On the other Hand those from the French Consul at Algiers, speak quite otherwise ; observing, that after the strictest Search imaginable, all they could learn was, that on the Day of Battle, a Spanish General Officer having received a Shot through his Body, and another in his Thigh, fell from his Horse, when the Turks pour'd in upon him, took away his Cross, his Ring, and Cloaths, after which they cut off his Head. ' Tis added, that the Prisoners at Algiers are all French Officers. There will be but two Camps form'd in the Spring, one near Metz, for the Cavalry, to be commanded by the Count de Bellisle; and the other on the Soane, under the Command of the Duke of Levi; each Camp to consist only of 18,000 Men. LONDON, The famous Abbot Strickland, now Bishop of Namure in Flanders, is newly arrived in this King- dom, and has been at Court to wait upon their Ma jesties; he is a Native of this Kingdom, being born in Yorkshire. Yesterday Sarah Malcolm was executed before Mitre Court in Fleet- street, for the Murder of Mrs. Duncomb, & c. in the Temple : She came to the Gallows ( erected early that Morning ) between Ten and Eleven o'clock, and appeared very serious and devout, crying and wringing her Hands in an ex- traordinary Manner: She was assisted in her Devo- tions by the Rev. Mr. Peddington, and Mr. Guthrie attended in the Cart. She declared to the People, that her Master knew nothing of her Intentions of the Robbery, & c. and said, that she had given to Mr. Peddington a Letter, which related what she had to say to the Fact, which was open'd last Night before the Lord Mayor. She was dressed in a Nor- wich Crape Gown, a white Sarsenet Hood, a ruf- fled Shift ty'd at the Sleeves with black Ribbon, and white Stockings and Shoes ; during the Time she was in the Cart, what with Praying, Agony, and Passion, she fell down ; but not in a Swoon; but immediately was rais'd, and laid her Head against Jack Ketch, and Mr. Peddington read to her. There Was the largest Crowd that has been known in the Memory of Man, and considering which there was scarce any Mischief done ; indeed a Scaffold fell down near Mitre Court, but did little or no hurt. Just before she was turn'd off Jack Ketch kissed her, and another strange Fellow in the Cart attempted it, but she turn'd from him very hastily, and would not sufFer such an Indecency at such a Time. She hung about 22 Minutes, and then was cut down, and put in a Coach, and carried to the Pump- House at New- gate; she is to be buried this Evening at St. Bartho- lomew's the Great in Smithfield. On Friday a new Writ was order'd to be issued out for Chichester, in the Room of the Lord William Beauclerk, deceased. And Yesterday Sir Thomas Pendergast, Bart, who ar- rived a few Days since from Ireland, set out for Chi- chester, to stand a Candidate for that City. The Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor has presented the Rev. Mr. Thomas Tryce, M. A. to the Vicarage of Downton in the County of Hereford, said to be worth zoo 1. per Annum, vacant by the Death of the last Incumbent. The Lord Bishop of St. David's has appointed the Rev. Mr. John Pember, one of the Prebendaries of St. David's, to the Dignity of the Chantorship in the said Cathedral Church, in the Room of Mr. Da- vies, deceased. A Dispensation is passing the Seals, to enable the Rev. Mr. John Freke, M. A. and Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Norwich, to hold che Vicarage of Spreyton in the County of Devon and Diocese of Exe- ter, together with the Rectory of Cluneborough in the Diocese aforesaid. A Dispensation is also passing the Seals, to enable the Rev. Mr. Samuel Hill, M. A. and Chaplain to the Lord Viscount Falkland, to hold the Rectory of Little Somerford in the County of Wilts and Diocese ot Sarum, together with the Rectory of Kilmington in the County of Somerset and Diocese of Bath and Wells. A Dispenfation is likewise passing the Seals, to enable the Rev. Mr. Stephen White, A. M. and Chaplain to the Earl of Moreton, to hold the Vica- rage of Swaffham Bulbeck in the County of Cam- bridge and Diocese of Ely, together with the Rectory of Helton in the County of Suffolk and Diocese of Norwich. The Right Hon. the Lords of the Admiralty have received a Letter from Lieut. George Crowe, where he sets forth the great Value and Esteem he has of the Charity set on foot by their Lordships for the Re- lief of the poor Widows of Sea Officers, and as he has a small Competency to retire to in the Country, he resigns the Whole of his Half- Pay ( which a- mounts to forty- five Pounds twelve Shillings and Six pence) during his Life, to commence from Christ- mas last, to the Use of that Charity ; and their Lord- ships have given Orders to apply it accordingly, and a Letter of Thanks to be sent to the said Lieutenant for the same. Yesterday Charles Selwin, Esq; had the Honour of kissing their Majesties Hands, on his being made Vice- Chamberlain of his Majesty's Houshold. It is written from Waterford the 10th ult. That the Endeavour Brig. Capt. Mergin, bound from thence to St. Martin's, was stranded and beat to Pieces in Sc. Margaret's Bay, in the C. of Wexlord, but the Men were all saved. The Sloop lost on the Rocks of Scilly, proves to be the Hannah, Capt. Hubbard, bound from the Cana- ries to Hamburgh. Last Thursday the Assizes ended at Northampton, before Mr. Justice Probyn, when two Persons were capitally convicted, one of which was a Miller of the same County, who inhumanly murder'd his Wife, by cutting her Throat, and then hanging her by a Lace on a Tree. Extract of a Letter from Wexford in Ireland, dated February 28. ' Last Week came on Shore on Ballteague Strand, a Snow laden with Iron and Leather, having no living Creature on Board. On examining of her, she appeared to be the Providence of London, An drew Creane, Master, bound from Bilbao and Cork to Sligo, She sets whole, and but two small Hides are wanting of her Cargoe. On the 24th the dead Bodies of the Captain and four Men were found about half a Mile from the Vessel, and near them the Boat and Oars, into which it is sup- posed they had got when the Ship first struck, and that oversetting, they all perished, being nine in Number. Dublin, Feb. 27. We are informed, that Dr. Worth has left by his Will, a 1000 1. to Dr. Ste- phens's Hospital near this City, and his fine Library of Books, valued at about 5000 1, and 100 J. to fit up a Place in the said Hospital for keeping them : We hear also, that he has left 1201. per Ann. for ever, to Merton College in Oxford, where he was bred, and 10 1. a Year for an Annual Oration in Praise of Academick Learning. Last Week the Lord Viscount Tyrconnel; Knight of the Bath, presented the Queen with the second Annual Volunteer Laureat, written by Mr. Savage, Son of the late Earl Rivers, which her Majesty re- ceiv'd very graciously, and was pleased to appoint Mr. Savage a Pension of 501. per Annum. From Wye's Letter, March 8. ' Tis confirmed from Warsaw, by a Holland Mail since my last, that Prince Luboninsky, one of the Competitors for the Crown of Poland, has seized the City and Castle of Cracow, which is the Capital of that Kingdom, and where is kept the Crown, the Archieves and Treasure belonging to the Crown ; upon which the Senate had deputed the Castellan 0f Cracow, jointly with the Bi- shops of Cracow, and Cujavia, to endeavour to engage that Prince to withdraw his Troops, and in Case of Refusal it had been resolved to drive them out by Force, so that what the Issue of this may be is Matter of no small Attention. Mean Time, among other Precautions, Emissaries were sent into the Provinces to discover any Plots that may be carrying on against the Republick ; the Frontier Garrisons are reinforced; the carrying cut Horses prohibited ; and all Letters from Foreign Coun- tries are brought to the Senate, it prevent as much as possible all Foreign Correspondence, which may do pre- judice to the Liberty of Election. The Persians, we are told, have actually laid Seige to Babylon in Form. As to the Affair of the Quarrel between Prussia and Holland, Baron Ginkil, the Dutch Envoy at Berlin having at last obtained a favourable Audience of his Prussian Majesty, the Apprehensions of War between those two Powers seem to be dissipated. However, the Dutch, as they had begun to repair their frontier Fortreffes, still go on with that Work. Since the grand Affair of collecting the Duties on Wine an Tobacco is to come under Consideration next Wednesday, there is an impatient Desire of People in General to hear the Nature of the Scheme that it to be proposed, it being yet a Secret. A General Court of the East India Company is to be held the 15 th Instant on special Affairs; which Court, we are told, was demanded by nine of the Proprietors, for the Purpose of choosing a Commitee out of the Gene- rallity, to inspect the Accounts of the said Company Annually. Gambier, the Broker, accused of such abominable Frauds, is, it seems, not gone beyond Sea, as supposed, but remains here incogito, and has sent a Letter to Sir Joseph Eyles, and others who have suffered by him, offering, in Case of his Pardon, to surrender himself and what Effects he has, towards making them Sa- tisfaction. Many considerable Merchants of London went down this Afternoon to the Parliament house, to talk with the Members cf their Acquaintance about the Excise Affair, to endeavour to prevail on them to oppose it. John Thompson, assisted by several Clerks, is now busy putting into Writing all the Transactions he knows in the Charitable Corporation, for the Service of the peer Sufferers, Dudley Dudley Rider, Esq; a learned Councillor at law, it chosen Member of Parliament for St. Germains, in Room of Sir Gilbert Heathcoat, Bart, deceased. This Day the Lords read a third time and passed the Mutiny Bill, after some Opposition to it by the Right Honourable the Earl of Strafford. And read the first. Time a Bill from the Commons for allowing further Time for the enrollment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists, and for the Relief of Protestant Purchasers and Lessees. From the London Evening- Post, March 10. Since our last arrived one Mail from Holland, and one from Flanders. Seville, February 20. THE King appears not yet in Publick, tho' ' tis given out his Majesty is recover'd. The great Armament goes on with Vigour both for Sea and Land Service, The Ships under the Command of Don Blaise de Lesse having met with an Algerine of 44 Guns, and sunk her, but the Crew escaped. Warsaw, Feb. 18. The Countess Palatine of Russia makes all her Efforts to get the Prince Czar- toriski, her Husband, chosen King of Poland, and offers to join her Lands of Inheritance, worth zoo Thousand Crowns per Ann. to the Domains of the Republick. The Vice- Chancellor is said to back her Views; and People believe M. Ponyatowski, the old Regimentary, who marry'd her Sister, will join his Interest. The Affair of Prince Lubomirski, Pala- tine of Gracovia, makes a great Noise, and occasions frequent Conferences at the Primate's. They talk of two powerful Confederacies already made for and a- gainst him. Amsterdam, March 11. They advise from Ratis- bon, that according to their last Accounts from Saltzbourg, above 10,000 Inhabitants have declar- ed afresh for the Protestant Religion, and demand to retire. From Wye's Letter, March 10. We hear that the formidable Power of the Persians then laying Siege to Babylon, and the loss of Part of the Turkish Ships, with Men and Ammunition for Persia, in the late Storm, has struck an inexpressible Terror at Constantinople. The Affairs of Poland, notwithstanding the assi- dious Care ot the Primate and Senators, have but an indifferent Aspect, the Palatine of Cracow continu- ing to keep Possession of that Capital, and appears not dispos'd to Part with it, but by Force, which the Crown General has Orders to effect, and his marching with a large Body of Troops for that Pur- pose, so that the issue thereof is Matter of great Ex- pectation at Warsaw; adding to this the Faction a- bout the Election of a King, and the Armies which are posting on the Polish Frontiers by the Russians on one Side, and by the Imperialists 0n the other, they seem to have Work enough on their Hands, such as perhaps may bring about Troubles not easily pacified. The Trustees of Georgia have so much at Heart the Settlement of that new Colony, for the Benefit of the Poor, and the Utility of the Publick, that no Endea- vours are wanting for that Purpose; and last Thursday Sir Thomas Lombe and others, who have lived many Years in Italy, and well understand the raising of Silk Worms, were consulted by the said Trustees on that Head Several Persons received Grants of 300 Acres of Land each, and that a second Imbarkation is shortly expected. Mean Time, a Sermon suitable to the Sub- ject is to be preached next Thursday at Bow church, before the Trustees, & c. by the Rev. Mr. Burton, one of them. We have an Account from Lincoln, that just as the Letters came away were convicted, at the Assizes there, Isaac and Thomas Hallam for the following barbarous Murders, viz. about two Months ago, meeting the Post- Boy near that City, stopt him, and making him blow his Horn, told him, that was his Death Peal, and then cut his Throat and that of his Horse in the most ghastly Manner; and afterward robbed and mur- dered Mr. Wright, a young Man, in a Chaise, by cut- ting his Throat and almost his Head off; and ' twas expected they would be hanged in Chains for Exam- ples. The Confession in Writing of Sarah Malcolm, which People are so desirous of seeing, is not to be published till Monday, the Particulars of it ( for what Reason we cannot say ) are kept Secret: However an eminent Divine, who was present when it was opened and read, says, that as to the Murthers she is consistent with herself in her Account of them from first to last.—— The Turnkeys of Newgate, and the Person who under- took to bury her, have got considerally, by shewing her Corps to great Numbers of People. The Tobacco and Wine Merchants, at a Meeting yest erday, agreed to go in a Body to Westminster on Mon- day, Tuesday and Wednesday, to endeavour to prevail on what Members of Parliamint they can t0 oppose the new Scheme, which being yet a Secret, is longed for with the utmost Impatience to hear the Name of it. In the mean Time divers Persons, charged with fraudu- lent Weights and Drawbacks in Tobacco, were yesterday suspended from their Imployments. John Thompson, we hear, is to give in an Account in Writing of all Tranfactions, he knows, in the Cha- ritable Corporation. Dr. Butts, the new Bishop of Norwich, took his Place yesterday in the House of Lords, who adjourned, that Day, to Monday. BANKRUPTS, since our last. Thomas Low, of Heigham, in the County of Norfolk, Butcher. Joseph Crosier, of Childs- Hill, in the Parish of Hendon, in Middlesex, Victualler and Chapman. Christen'd Males 200. Females 163. In all 363 Buried Males 255. Females 151. In all 507 Decreased in the Burials this Week 106. South Sea 101 3 8ths. Annuities 110 3 qrs. Bank 151. India 159 1 half. Advertisements. To be LETT, To enter to immediately. AT Black- Bank near LEEDS, a Farm House and Outhousing. with twenty or thirty Acres of good Meadow ard PaSture Land, well manured. Enquire of the Owner Mr. Edward Iveson, of Black Bank aforesaid. BEnjamin Worsdale, now living at the Blue Boar in the Lower- head- row, near the Cross in Leeds, keeps an Office of Intelligence or publick Correspon- dence for the Accommodation of such Persons who have Houses, Land), or Farms to Lett, and such as would take. 2dly. Such who have Houses, Lands, Farms or Estates to Sell, and such as would Purchase. 3thly, Such who have Money to put out to Interest, and such ai would Borrow. And also of such as would purchase Annuities 011 their Lives, and such as would grant such Annuities. 4thly. Such Gentlemen and Others who have occasion for the following Sorts of Servants, and Servants who want the following Places, viz. Stewards, Clerks, Book- keepers, Shop- Business, Butlers, Coachmen, Footmen, and an; other Sorts of Men Servants. One hundred Pounds is ready to be lent on good Bond 5 and 1000l. is ready to be lent on Land Security, with various other Sums. Any Person who can make a reasonable Proposal for a good improvement of a Sum of Money, though it may be attended with some uncertainty, may have good Encouragement. An Estate from Value of 200 1. 10 1oool. is wanted to be purchased. Also some other Estates of the Value of six or seven Thousand Pounds, are wanted to be purchased. An Estate near Thorner, to be sold, consisting of about 20 Acres of good Land. A good brick House, well tenanted, in Briggate Leeds, to be sold. A Freehold Estate near Leeds, to be sold, consisting of a good House, Gardens, Orchards, and all other Conveniences, and 4 or five large Closes of good Land. Certain Fulling Mills, well situated, with 1o Acres of Land, to be sold. A Freehold Estate in Land, near Harwood, to be sold. The Reversion of a good Farm and Land near Harwood, to be sold, the present Life 67. The Reversion of an Estate near Slaidbourn, to be sold, consisting of 29 Acres of Land, and Buildings, the present Life 72. A Person of Substance would take a good Inn or Publick House, either in a Market Town or Country Village. A Mercer's Shop with a good Trade, well situated in a rich and populous Market Town, to be lett, and the Goods sold. The Person being inclined to leave off his Trade, to such Per- son as shall purchase the Goods. Good Bonds are ' often offer'd for small Sums from 201. to 40 1. such Persons who have such Sums to put out may lead them on good Security. Or if there be any other Business which may be promoted by this way of Intelligence, the Parties concerned therein, and all other Persons concerned in any of the Articles abovementioned, are desired to lend or write to me Post paid, and their Business shall be thus published if desired, or privately Negotiated, when successfull for the gratuity to be agreed on, and if not suCcess- full without any Charge to them. THE Good Sale that Dr. DAFFEY'S Original and famous Cordial Elixir hath met with, and the many great Cures it hath done in most of the principal Cities & Towns in GREAT BRITAIN, and IRELAND, particularly in the Countiei of YORK- SHIRE and LANCASHIRE, has encouraged fome ignorant apish Quacks, who know nothing of the Pre- aration, to send down a Spurious Sham Sort into the Country, publishing the same to be the true Elixir. Therefore this Friendly Caution is given to all Persons that have Occasion to buy, That all Persons may be sup- plied with Dr. DAFFEY'S Original and famous Cordial Elixir, truly prepared at LONDON, by John Hirst, at his Printing Office in Leeds, Joseph Lord, Bookseller in Wakefield, Mrs. Grace Green in Sheffield, Mr. Askwith in Pontefract, Mr. Wood, Grocer in Bradford. Mr. Fielding, Bookseller, and Mrs. Stephenson in Hallifax, Mr. John Wilkinson in Brighouse, and at his Shop in Huddersfield, Mr. William Wilkinson in Elland, Mr. Grice, Bookseller in Ormskirk, Mr. Higgin- son, Bookseller in Warrington, Mr. Laland, Bookseller in wigan, Mr. Anyon, in Rcd- cross- street, Liverpool, Mrs Prescot, Bookseller in Preston, Mr. Lord, Shopkeeper in Rochdale, Mr. Rawbotham in Bolton, Mr. Cheney, Shop- keeper in Northwich, Mrs. Leckonby, Apothecary in Garstang, Mr. Condliff, Bookseller in Maxfield. Mr. Hewit, Bookseller in Knutsford, Mr. Leigh Page, Bookseller in Chester, Mr. Pool, Apothecary in Alteringham, Mr. Addison, Hardwareman in Prescot, Mr. Gough, Bookseller in Whitchurch, Mr. Hop- kins, Bookseller in Lancaster, Mr. Wickstead, Bookseller in Wrexham, Mrs. Anne Wood in Rotherham, William Hudson, Sadler and Ironmonger, and Abraham Blackbourn in Skipton. Whatever Elixir of this Sort is sold at 12d. the Bottle is a Notorious Counterfeit and Cheat on the Publick, and will ruin the Healths of those who Buy it. The Right Genuine Elixir cannot, nor never was Sold under 21. 6d. the large Bottle, and 15 d. the Small. Where also is sold right good Burgamot and Spanish Snuff, Stoughton's Cordial Elixir for the Stomach, Bateman's Spirits of Scurvy Grass Golden and Plain. LEEDS: Printed and Sold by the Executors of JOHN HIRST ; where Advertisements are taken in at 2s. 6d. each: And all other Printing Work performed at reasonable Rates, ch.
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