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The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette

21/05/1761

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Date of Article: 21/05/1761
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salisbury, Heitsbury, Warminster, Westbury, Tinehead, Market- Lavington, Bradford, Trowbridge, Devizes, Chippenham, Calne, Marlborough, Dorchester, Blandford, Shafsburry sherLorne, & c. & c. & c. at the Post- Offices of most of which Places, Advertisements for this Paper, and Orders tor all Manner of Printing, are taken in ; as likewise by the unless Post- paid — At the Printing- Office aforesaid may be HAD, all Sorts PATENT MEDICINES, & c. [ Vol. I. ] [ Price TWO- PENCE HALFPENNY.] Printed and publish'd by C. PO PE, and C°. at the Printing- Office in STALL- STREET : Where PRINTING in all its Branches is perform'd on the most reasonable Terms, and in the neatest Manner. [ The above C. POPE serv'd his Apprenticeship with the late Mr. BODDELY, and has had the sole Management of the Bath Journal for these last five Years.] T H U R S D A Y, MAY 21, 1761. Remarkable Punishment inflicted on a German Countess. CONCLUDED, from cur LAST. WHILST we were at Supper, FAMCHERT told TELOMIR it was high Time to think of marrying his Nephew; TELOMIR received this Proposition with seeming Satisfaction ; CHER- LAK, with pretended Indignation, intreated him never more to mention Marriage to him ; adding, that he had so bad an Opinion of Women, that lie did not believe there was a good one in the World ; and was so delicate in certain Points, that he thought no Punishment severe enough for a Wife who proved unfaithful. The Count extolled CHERLAK'S generous Sen- timents : We likewise applauded him, and ex- claimed violently against all Women ; inventing a hundred foolish Sorts of Punishment sufficient to expiate so enormous a Crime as Infidelity in Marriage. TELOMIR found his ruling Passion agreeably soothed by this Discourse. Ask VORDAC, said he to FAMCHERT and CHERLAK, he will tell you what I think proper on such an Occasion. FAMCHERT intreated me to acquaint him with what the Count alluded to: I answered, that I had promis'd to keep the Secret, and therefore no Person should ever extract from my Lips a Circumstance which it concerned my Honour to conceal ; but that TELOMIR might reveal it if he pleased. I will then ( replied the Count eagerly) not only relate to you what I have done, but you shall likewise fee it. He then conduced us all three to the dreadful Prison, with the same Ceremonies as had been observed when he led me there. When we enter'd this Scene of Horror, FAM c H E RT and C H E RL A K, the better to conceal their Design, imitated the Count. They danced round the Cage, and loaded the disconsolate Lady with Reproaches : I was obliged to conform to their Example. We ordered the old Woman to bring us some Wine, that we might drink the Prisoner's Health : We fang and danced, ' till we were quite out of Breath ; committing all the Insults imaginable against the Skin of the Page. We obliged the old Woman to drink with us ; whenever she refused it, upbraiding her with feeling Compassion for the Lady, and condemned her to vindicate herself, by drinking a double Portion of Bum- pers. The parched Brain of the old Woman was at length moistened by so much Liquor ; and we left her not at Liberty to follow her own Choice, " till she was reduced to retire to her Chamber, in- capable of thinking of her Keys. CHERLAK, as Nephew to TELOMIR, was most familiar with her. He led her to her Chamber, and took the Keys without her perceiving it. The rest of us returned with TELOMIR to con- clude the Night with the usual Intemperance.— We had informed him that we should take Leave of him the next Morning, and that our Men and Baggage would set out at Break of Day. This determined him to make the most of the little Time we had to remain with him. About Four o'Clock in the Morning, FAM- CHERT, who was in the Plot, and some other Officers, being deeply engaged in drinking with TELOMIR, CHERLAK and myself made a PRE- tence for absenting our selves for a short Time, in order to hasten the Departure of our Servants. We instantly went to deliver the Countess. She was so weak she could not stand ; I therefore carried her in my Arms, alter having dressed her in the Cloaths of one of my Footmen, Thus disguised in Man's Apparel, I put her behind a Servant, in whom I could best cont ide. He tide her to him with a Scarf, for Fear of any Accident, and fat out directly with the veil of our Baggage, in older to proceed with the utmost Speed to Nuremberg, there to wait our Arrival. We deposited the Keys in the fame Place from whence we had taken them, and returned with great Composure to the Company. We had every Thing to fear, if the Countess's Flight was discovered; we therefore hastened our Departure on various Pretences, and set out some few Hours after our Servants. We overtook the Countess at Noon, at the Passage of the Stream of Amberg, and travelled Night and Day ' till we arrived at Paffaw. It was fortunate for us that we had been so expeditious: For TELOMIR having discovered the Flight of the Prisoner, pursued us, accom- panied by the People of his House, and above a hundred armed Peasants; but we were gone too far to be overtaken. When we arrived at Vienna, we put the Countess under the Empress's Protection, who gave her so kind a Reception, as was sufficient to compensate for the Miseries of her Many People blamed this Enterprise but it received the Approbation of the Emperor, and the greatest Part of the Court. The Countess's Relations declared eternal War against TELOMIR ; and he, on his Side, omitted no Means of being; revenged on us. ' On Christmas Day, as I was going Home, about Ten o'Clock at Night, two Musket Shots were discharged at my Coach. HEUSLER, who was with me, was wounded in the left Aim; but our best Search could not discover the Assassins. This little Accident threatning me with some- thing more fatal, I kept upon my Guard. At the End of the Carnival, as I was going out of the Palace with STRITS, about One o' Clock in the Morning, followed only by two of my Servants, I was attacked by six Men in Masks, who discharged their Pistols at us before we perceived them. STRITs was dangerously wounded in the back Part of his Head, and I had two Teeth broken ; one of my Servants was killed. I ran after the Assassins, and stabbing in the Back the first I could overtake, pursued the others as far as the Danube, where they jumped into a Boat that was waiting for them, and escaped, the Darkness of the Night favouring their Flight. Him whom I had wounded, lived two or three Hours after ; and from him I learnt that I owed this Attack to TEL 0M1R, who was to reward them liberally if they succeeded in their Under- taking ; for he had sworn the Destruction of me, FAMCHERT, and CHERLAK. This Accident rendered TELOMIR odious to the Court. I was determined to prevent my Ene- mies Designs ! I therefore took forty of my best Soldiers, and resolved to surprize TELOMIR in his Castle. Whilst I was preparing for this En- terprise, we received an Account that TELOMIR was dead. Some Time after, the Count of MORS A mar- ried TELOMIR S Widow, with the Approbation of the whole Court. RFFLECTION on SCANDAL. OF all the Springs whence Scandal draws Supplies, This not the least— the Itch of seeming Wife '— On one of vulgar Note, th' injurious Tale, Libel— or Satire Suds its Influence fail ; So Scandal aims her Flight at Eminence At public Virtue, or distinguish'd Sense : Then busy Fame each pointed Arrow wings, The Libel catches, and the Satire flings. Whate'er the Caus's, th' Effect is still the fame, While Slander triumph; in the Spoils of Fame. To the PRINTER of the Bach Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. SIR, May 9, 1761. T F you think the following will please any if your Readers, you are welcome to insert it.— For my Part, I think it conveys a very useful Moral, and therefore not unworthy a Place in your Paper. I am, your constant Reader, & c. The Three Black CROWS : A Tale. THIS Tale will raise your Wonder, I suppose : What can theMeaning be of three black Crows! It is a London Story, you must know, And happen'd ( as they say) not long ago. The Meaning of it Custom wou'd suppress, ' Till at the End— nay, leave you then to guess : But tho' it differs from the Use of old, To tell the Moral— e're the Tale be told; For once we'll give a1 Hint, for to apply File Meaning first, and hang the Tale thereby. People too oft' are put into a Pother, tor Want of understanding one another; And strange amazing Stories creep about, Alien came to nothing, if yon trace them out: Lies of a Day — a Month,-— perhaps a Year, When serv'd their Purpose, quickly disappear: From whence, mean while, Disputes of ev'ry Size, That is to say— Misunderstandings— rife : The Springs of 111, from Bickering up to Battle; From Wars and Tumults down to Tittle- tattle. By eager giving of too rash Assent, Behold how Meaning which were never meant Will fly about, not much unlike black Crows, The self- same Breed of which this Story goes. Two honest; Tradesmen meeting in the Strand, One took the other kindly by the Hand ; " Hark you ( fays he) ' tis an odd Story this, About the Crows"—* I don't know what it is" Reply'd his Friend •.—" No ! I'm surpriz'd at that; From whence I came it is the common Chat :— Not to detain you from a Thing so strange, — A Gentleman, who lives not far from " Change, This Week, ( in short) as all the Alley knows, Taking a Puke, has thrown up three black Crows.''' " Impossible !"' Nay, Sir, ' tis really true ; I had, it from good Hands, and so may you." " From whose, I pray,?"— And having nam'd the Man, Straight to enquire his curious Comrade ran. " Sir, did you tell——" ( relating the Affair) " Yes, Sir, I did, and it is worth your Ear : Ask Mr. Such- a- one,; he, told it me But, by the Bye, ' twas two black Crows, not three." Resolv'd to trace so wond'rous an Event, Whip to the third this Virtuoso went: " Sir—" and so forth " Why yes, the Thing is. Fait, Tho' in Regard to Number not exact: It was not two black Crows, but only one ; The Truth of that you may depend upon : The Gentleman himself told me the Cafe." " Where may I meet him, pray ?""—" In such a Place." Away he goes, and having found him out, " Sir, be 16 kind as to resolve a Doubt i" So to his last Informant he referr'd, And begg'd to know, if true what he had heard. " Did you throw up a black Crow, Sir?"—" not I." " Bid's me I how People propagate a Lye I Black Crews have been thrown up, three, two, and one, And here I find all come at last to none : Did you fay nothing of a Crow at all ?" " Crow— Crow— perhaps I might, now I recall The Matter o'er"—" pray tell me Sir what was't ?" " Why I was very sick, and so at last I did throw up ( and told my Neighbour so) Something that was as black as any Crew." Friday's and saturday's POSTS. [ No FOR EIGN MAIL arriv'd.] London, May 14. LETTER from a Land Officer, dated Belleisle, April 28, fays, By some Deserters from the Enemy, we are allured, that the Number of Regular — Troops on the Island amount not to more than about 2200 Men, exclusive of which, about the fame Number of the Militia have been assembled and armed, but are undisciplined. The Inhabitants, who are very numerous, now supply us with Provisions, for which they are paid' their own Price : Their Villages are also numerous, but very small." — A large Quantity of Forage is to be sent from Portsmouth to the Light Horse at Belleisle." Last Monday the Old Buffs were embarked at Spithead for Belleisle. As was a Party of Major- General Erskine's Regiment that were lately taken by the French coming from Ireland, and ex- changed by Cartel. On Monday an Express was sent to Portsmouth, for expediting the Embarkation of the Troops designed for Belleisle ; and Yesterday Afternoon another Express went for the said Port, and as supposed upon the same Business. Yesterday a Regiment of Foot embarked at Gravesend for Germany; as will likewise, in a few Days, a Regiment of Light Horse, just ar- rived from Ireland. A very grand Equipage is preparing for Lord Egremont, who goes as one of his Majesty's Ple- nipotentiaries to the Congress of Augsbourg. A fine State- Coach is making and near finished, and there are purchased three Sets of the finest Horses that England can produce. The great Men at the other End of the Town, who very well know what they are about, are now felling out of the Stocks as fast as they can. A Grant has palled the Great Seal, appointing Charles Ambler, Esq. a King's Counsel. In the Lift of the sixteen Peers chosen for Scot- land, [ inserted in our last] Notice was omitted to be taken of the Earl of March, Who is a new Member in the Room of the Earl of Lauderdale. Our last Advices from the Hague, dated May 8, are as follow: " Never was the Augmenta- tion of our Land Forces urged with more Warmth than at present; not only to preserve the Neutra- lity of the Republic inviolate, and to oppose the Incursions on our Territory that may be made by the French or the Allied Troops; but also to put the State in a Condition to maintain its Rights, in Cafe any of the Powers at War should attempt to encroach on them in the future Congress. — It is whispered, that the States of Holland, on re- reiving Notice that 110 Minister from a Neutral Power would be admitted to assist at the Assembly of the Ministers at Augsbourg, resolved to fend thither an acute Person in whom they could con- fide, under Pretence of private Business of his own, to observe all that shall pais. M. de Boreil, who was nominated to go over to London, to con- gratulate the King of England on his Accession to the Crown, will let out the 20th or 25th. His Lady, who hath lost the Use of most of her Limbs, goes with him, to try what Relief the Air and the Baths of England will give. This Ambassador hath caused three Sets of Equipages to be made, every one richer than another ; and is preparing to make such a Figure at the British Court, as shall do Honour to the States his Matters. Private Letters from Paris of the ist Inst. are to tile following Effect: " We shall soon have interesting Advices both from Marshal Broglio's Army, and that of the Prince de Soubise, both having received Orders to begin their Operations. ADVERTISMETS for this Paper are taken in at the Printing- Office in Stall- Street, at 3S. 6d. each Time, if short; longer Ones in Proportion The BATH CHRONICLE and WEEKLY on Mallet, Bruton, Frome, Gloucester, Cirencester, Tetbury, Malmsbury, Wotton GazeT TE i s circulated in London, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Tiverton, Taunton, Bridgwater, Wells, Shepton - under - Readings " Weymouth No Letter received [ No. 32.] Weekly GAZETTE. 126 A Suspension of Arms is again much talked of: Our Court and that of London have mutually agreed to send a Commissary to each other, as well to settle this Suspension, before the Congress assemble, as to discuss some Points relating to America, which will not be easily adjusted. M. de Bussy goes from our Court on this Errand. If, Contrary to all Expectation, an Armistice cannot be settled, it is assured that the King will go in Person to the Army on the Lower Rhine. Tho' M. de Bussy is a Man of Sense, and is well ac- quainted with America, yet we doubt much of his succeeding in his Negotiation, as, in his last Tour to London, he made many Enemies, being very farcastical; which the English cannot bear." By a private Letter from Hamburgh, dated the 4th, we have the following Particulars: " Tho' all the powers at War have agreed to a Congress, we have good Intelligence that the Operations of the Campaign in all Parts will be pushed with Vigour. We have, on the other Hand, but lit- tle Hopes from the Congress. We are well in- formed, that the Neutral Powers having not been Invited to it, some of them are preparing to begin a War, which will prove as fatal to some Coun- tries as the present hath proved to others." Private Letters from Madrid bring an Account, that his Catholic Majesty had taken a Resolution to send a Squadron of Men of War to the Medi- terranean, by Way of Precaution against the Designs of the Turks. They write from Upper Lufatia, that since the Death of the Count Zinzendorff, the Moravians live unmolested ( although in the Country where the War makes inch a Havock) under the Direc- tion of the said Count's Son- in- Law, the Lord of Watteville. The Cessation of Arms between the Generals - Laudohn and Goltze in Silesia expiring, recipro- cal Notice was given to each other on the 18th ult. and on the 22d Hostilities commenced again be- tween thole two Armies. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. Wealth, finds himself on a Sudden attacked by a Disease, which must unavoidably end by his Death. His Affliction must doubtless be extreme, tor the Happy se ldom remember that they ill 11 one DAY cease to be lb, Let the Stoic Philosophers fay : what they will, a wife Man who has seriously considered Death, cannot help fearing i: ; am! we seldom fee a Man of Spirit and Resolution put an End to his Life. No Character is in " higher Esteem than that of a Man of Courage. A Man who voluntarily exposes himself to the greatest Dangers, and braves them with Intrepidity, ap- pears to despise Death ; and this Contempt of Death is doubtless something admirable : This however, is common in the present Age, and has been so in Ages past. Innumerable Persons celebrated in History, and many of whom it makes no mention, have distinguished themselves by illustrious Ac- tions of this Kind Can, then, Magnanimity, which is one of the most shining Virtues, be so common ? There must certainly be some Reason for this Paradox, and it seems highly probable that Self- Love hides this Reason from Mankind. Certain it is that Interest and Ambition induce many gets ; and their pretended Contempt in them less frequently an Effect of Virtue and Courage, than of Avarice and an inordinate De- fire of Glory. They are not so properly brave, as self- interested and ambitious; and it is evident that they are in Reality void of the Resolution and Intrepidity which they lb much Value them- selves upon, since Death, which they braved thro' Ambition in the Field, appears so terrible to them mers) and remove and carry away the same, and clear the Ground and all the Rubbish in Manner herein after mention'd, on or before the 25th Day of JULY next. The Purchasers are so leave all the Walls of every whatsoever, which adjoin to the Right [ VOL. On the 1ST of MAY was Publish'd, Price SIX- PENCE, No. I. of a new Periodical WORK, and Left of their Purchase, so that the adjoining Buildings may be render'd safe and secure ; and they are likewise to repair and make good any Damage which may possibly happen to the said adjoining Houses, by pulling down and carrying away. The Purchasers are to leave the Fronts from the Ground to the Bred Summers standing, whole and entire ; to be used by Way of Fence or Guard for the intended Works, during such Time as Mr. BRIDGES, the Surveyor to the laid Trustees, ( or any future Surveyor, to be by them appointed) shall think the same necessary; and then to be taken down, removed, and carried away by the Purchasers, at their own proper Colls a d Charges ; And they are alio, at their own proper Colls and Charges, on or before the laid a 25th Day of JULY to six such necessary Streets, Shores, and Braces, to the said Fronts, as the aforesaid Surveyor, or any other that may be appointed by the said Trustees, shall direct so that the fame Fence or Guard may be thereby made substantial and effectual in all Respects, for the Defence of the said intended Works, and the Safety of all Persons and Car- riages passing and repairing over the Bridge. The Purchasers are. to tyke down and clear away ' on the River- Side, all the Materials and Rubbish; and such Materials and Rubbish are to when it comes divested of the Glory or Emolu- be immediately ' loaded' into " Barges, Lighters' ments which attend it. Boats, or other Craft in the River, and removed To die mutt indeed be dreadful, since every away by Water- Carriage,, and, no Part . thereof Man of acknowledged Valour fears it in certain thrown into the River, or loaded' or' removed aw; iy Circumstances : It is not therefore easy to deter- in the Streets, or common Passage over the Bridge , miye in what Light Death should be considered by Land- Carriage, except from Ten o'CIock at by Men. We should, however, sometimes re- Night ' till Five in the Morning: Nor are the said flect upon it as a Thing certain, and perhaps not Purchasers,- ¡ 11 taking down or removing the fiid The Dignity of Grand Master of the Teutonick far off. We ought to live and act like Beings Materials or Rubbish , or any Part thereof, to do, Order, which the late Elector of Cologn held, and who are sure of dying; and without entering into or suffer any Matter or Thing to be done, by which Prince Charles of Lorrain obtained on the the Discussion of thole mysterious Questions which which the said Passage over the said Bridge, or 4th Inst. brings in 100,000 Crowns a Year, be- Revelation alone can resolve, we should in Mis- through any of the Streets or Avenues leading fides the Power of conferring the Commanderies, fortunes console ourselves with the Hopes of thereto, may be obstructed, or rendered dangerous and naming the Chevaliers. Death, which will terminate them sooner or later ; in any Shape whatever; it being considered as a We hear from Durham, that the great Cow and in Prosperity we should moderate our Trans- principal. Condition of the Sale," that the Passage Mr. Finch and bred by ports by thinking oil Death, which will bring us over the Bridge, and through the several S: reets ' — - 1 and Avenues leading thereto, shall, during all the Time of the taking down, removing, and carry- | ing away the Whole , of the said Materials and Rubbish, be free and clear from all Obstructions, which was killed there by Mr Mr. Chipchace, Butchers, the 17th ult. was bred in that County, and weighed ioo Stone and I2Pds. and had not above two Stone of Fat left in the Sirloins; and it's remarkable, was, 14. Years old, and had nine Calves, which were sold, at one I D and two Years old, for Twenty Guineas and up BRISTOL Guild- Hall, May 4, 1761 wards each : She had no more than one Year's Feeding before killed. Annoyances, and Dangers. The Purchasers are with the utmost Caution and Care to guard against any Annoyance, Hindrance or Damage, which may happen to the building of the Temporary Bridge. And if any of the Materials ( except as afore- ENTITLED THE LIBRARY: O R, Moral and Critical Magazine. For APRIL, 1761. Consisting of original Pieces only, And Containing, I. A general View of the History and Life of CHRIST ; intended to establish the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity, to remove the Preju- dices that may have been conceived against it, and to set the Excellency of the Gospel in a clear, en- gaging, and convincing Light. II. Essay ON MORALS ; shewing the Impor- tance and universal Extent of Morality and how far its Obligations arc intelligible to every Mind ; with some Reasons for composing a new System of Morals. III. An Enquiry into the present State of KNOWLEDGE, TASTE, and LEARNING. IV. LIFE, by the OBSERVER ; exhibiting a candid and critical Review of Men and Things. V. On the Word MYSTERY ; its Origin, and and various Senses. VI. The TEMPLE of DEATH, a Vision. VII. Observations on DECORUM, with CHA- RACTERS. VIII. Moral SENTIMENTS & REFLECTIONS. IX. On the Knowledge of the World. POETRY. X. On the WAR ; a Rhapsody. XI. Song ; by a Gentleman in Love with his own - WIFE. XII. Ode to SLEEP. XIII. MONTHLY REGISTER ; containing, 1. Literary Article. 1. Foreign Affairs. 3. Domestic Occurrences. 4. Naval Transactions. 5. Declarations relative to a Congress, Printed for R. GRIFFITHS, in the Strand, and C. HENDERSON at the Royal- Exchange. Sold also by the Booksellers in Town and Country : Of whom Proposals at large maybe had gratis,— and likewise of C. POPE, and Co. at the Printing- Office in Stall- street, and the Men who carry this Paper. To The Public. EPIGRAM. WOULD Death once take my old rich Uncle hence, I'd not repine at Funeral Expence. A Life of Pain, poor Man ! he drags at best ; Wou'd Death release him— we shou'd both be blest. BE & 0U1 BP AUCTION, In THREE LOTS, ( By Order of the Truftees appointed for tilled, the Bridge 0- ver the River Avon, in the City of Bris- Day to become and be deemed to be the sole Pro- to be the earnest Endeavour of every sensible and tol, and erecting a Temporary Bridge adjoining, and perty of the said Trustees for the Purposes of the worthy Mind, to put a Stop to Disorders which ting in Execution an Aft of Parliament, entitled, said shall be left in the Premises after the said _ . An AT a Time when a Spirit of Enthusiasm on one Hand, and of Dissipation on the other, are making perpetual Depredations on the Interests of rational Religion, found Knowledge, and real threaten the most fatal Effects. for widening the Streets, Lanes, Ways and Passages, laid Act. leading thereto •, and for building another Bridge over The Purchaser of each Lot to give Bond of some other Part of the said River, within the said 50I. for his punctual Performance of pulling down City, if necessary; and for opening proper Ways and the Houses and clearing away all the Materials and Passages thereto) Rubbish in Manner- aforesaid, 011 or before the On TUESDAY, the » 6th of this Inst. MAY, The Purchaser of the ill and id Lot to pay the At the EXCHANGE COFFEE- HOUSE, Auaioneer Half- a- Guinea for each of such Lots, cular, of the judicious. Clergy. and the Purchaser. of the 3d Lot to pay the Auc- mination. tioneer One Guinea for his Trouble. But let not the Young and the Gay imagine THOMAS SYMONS, Matters of Amusement.! Pieces of Wit and Humour, that are not unfa- Philosophical Reflections on DEATH. NOTHING can be more certain than Death ; it was never yet so much as called in Question. The Example of all who have gone before us is a convincing Proof, and amounts even to a Demonstration. Though most Men look upon the last Moment. of Life as something doubtful, they comfort them- The Following Viz. selves, however, by the Notion of its being at a HOUSES, VIZ. In CORN- STREET, ( Between the Hours of Twelve and Two of the Clock in the Forenoon) To contribute towards so salutary a Design, a Set of Gentlemen offer to the Public a new- Monthly Performance, which they hope to con- duit on such Principles as shall deserve the En- couragement of all true Friends to Piety, Vir- tue and Learning ; and the Protection, in particular the of every Deno- The MATERIALS of Clerk to the Trustees. great Diftance; and the Uncertainty ot Death, which ought to render it terrible, is by SELT- Love converted into Matter of Consolation in this fatal Necessity. The Equality to which Death reduces all Men, would be sufficient to curb the Vanity of the Great, would they but take the Trouble to reflect on so melancholy a Subject. This Equality is so exact, At the Grammar- School In WELLS, Somerset, vourable to the Cause of Virtue, will find a Place in the LIBRARY J and we shall undertake to carry on a Set of Papers, which will contain Observa- tions on the Manners and Fashions of the Age ridicule prevailing Foibles, and present such Narrative, real or fictitious, as are calculated to con- LOT I. All the Materials of Two Houses, situate on the i Middle of Bristol Bridge, one of them called the YOUNG GENTLE MEN Chapel- House, and lately occupied by William Another Part of our Scheme will comp Saunders, and the other in the Possession of Allen Bright.— This Lot to be put up at 40I. LOT II. All the Materials of Three Houses, situate at I that it may justly be compared to that which subsists between Men at the Time of their Birth. the south East End of Bristol Bridge aforesaid, These two Extremes have an essential Connection with each other; we are born to d: e, and Death, according to Seneca, resembles a second Birth. There cannot be a more gloomy and dismal Idea, than that of Death. A Man must raise himself greatly above Nature, in Order to surmount the Dread of it, and the Terrors it produces are not to be wondered at. now or lately occupied by Robert Elliott, William Hitchens, and David Hudson.—- This Lot to be put up at LOT III. All the Materials of Eleven Houses, situate at the North- East End of Bristol Bridge aforesaid, and in the Shambles, now or lately occupied^ jy Elizabeth Howell, Henry Cotten, Thomas Lan- Are BOARDED, And educated in Classical Learning, At Reasonable Rates, By the Rev. Mr. COX, Late Assistant in the Grammar- School at Bath. Proper Mailers for Writing and Arithmetic Dancing and French, will attend the School. ; will comprehend detached and occasional Productions. Under this Head will be introduced Essays on Civil and Reli- gious Liberty, Political Discussions, Philosophical and Mathematical Articles, Lives of eminently worthy Men, Critical Remarks on Sacred and I Profane Authors, and other Miscellaneous Subjects. Poetry hath always been deemed essential to Pe- riodical Works, and we are too fond of that Di- vine Art to with its Exclusion. Nevertheless, as it is difficult to obtain such Pieces as are truly excellent, we shall be rather felicitous about the The celebrated Montague has justly observed, nyon, Messrs. Hale and Maddern Francis Earl that the Idea of our approaching Dissolution is Elizabeth Keene, John Taylor, Samuel Sowerby rendered still more dreadful by the Circumstances Mary Maggs, Richard Murphy, and Thomas which accompany it; the Countenances of a whole Latcham— This Lit to be ni, t,,{, at , ml Family overcast with Sorrow, the Tears of an H 501' afflicted Wife, and the Lamentations of all who CONDITIONS of SALE. happen to be present in the Chamber of a sick Tile highest Bidder to be the Purchaser; and if Person, dispirited and weakened by the Violence any Dispute arises concerning the Bidding the of his Disease; besides many other Ceremonies Lot to be put up again— No Person to advance The Terms of this School may be had of Quality than the Quantity of what • e mlert. No- Mr. C O X aforesaid. thing will be admitted but what is facred to Reli- gion, Virtue, or innocent Entertainment; and we disclaim any Alliance with Acrosticks, Rebuses, and every other Species of false Wit. 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( For the the Apparatus of Death, which is a Punishment JUNE next, to Mr. VAUGHAN at the BANK served for Criminals alone Corn- Street aforesaid; and in Default thereof We are informed by Travellers, that a certain barbarous People celebrated the Deaths of their Grandees by Rejoicing, and indulged the Dying; with all the Pleasures they were capable of enjoy- ing. This Custom has nothing barbarous in it, though it mull be allowed to be inconsistent with of the Purchase Money be paid. the Precepts of our Religion. The Purchasers are at their own proper Costs How great Anguish mull that Man feel, who, and Charges to take down all the Material in the Prime of Life, and possessed of considerable cept the Fronts from the Ground to the Brest Sum we some other Productions in the of our Ma- terials ; but, while we endeavour to allow as much as can well be afforded, we shall chiefly value ourselves on the internal Goodness of the Articles that we submit to the Inspection of our Readers. Though we do not, principally, depend on ac- Vcrdental Contributions, yet we lhall thankfully ' accept the Assistance of the Ingenious and thenr I Learned; and shall pay all the D W E LLI N G- H o u s e, Compositions with which we ate favoured, that are consistent with the Nature of our Plan. Remainder of a Term of 5000 Years, rj ] which 30 only are expired) A COMMODIOUS 10I. per Cent. Deposit, to be forfeited to the said Trustees, for the Purposes of the said Act of Par- liament; and the Houses to be refold for the Be- nefit of the said Trustees. The Purchasers are not to begin to take down or remove any of the Materials, ' till the Whole With convenient Work- Houses, Dryin « - Stove, large Gardens, and a Close of Pasture Ground adjoining; situate in TROWBRIDGE aforesaid now in the Occupation of Mr. John Cockes, Clothier, at the Yearly Rent of 481. And also the Reversion ( after a Life of seventy Years of Age) of Two Tenements adjoining, of the Yearly Rent of 81. For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. SAMUEL, MARTYN,. of Chippenham ; or of the LOrd MR. COCK. ES, who will shew the Premises. The second Number of this Work will be published on the lit of JUNE next, and the en- ensuing Numbers will be regularly continued on the first of every Month. N. B. The Proprietors will think themselves particularly obliged to any Gentleman in the Country, well versed in the Theory and Practice of AGRICULTURE, HUSBANDRY, 4ft. for the Communication of any new Discoveries and Im- provements in thole most useful Branches of Know- ledge and Business. I. ] At the ORIGINAL Yorkshire Boarding- School, At KIRBY - H I L L, Three Miles from RICHMOND, Kept by Mr. JAMES STUBBS, Assisted by the Rev. Mr. HALE, and other nteely proper Mailer YOUNG Gentlemen are ge boarded, decently cloathed, carefully and expeditiously educated u. the several Branches of Literature, at Ten Pounds per Annum, from six to ten Years of Age. Enquire of Mr. BRETON, in Marchant's- Court, Bath; or of Mr. RICHARD SMITH, Brewer, near Temple- Cross, Bristol. The Rev. Mr. HALE will be in Bath by the 24th Inst. and will carefully conduct thither fuck Boys as arc ready to go. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, Now Selling off, at PRIME- COST, ( As he is determined to quit Business) All the STOCK in TRADE I27 RICHARD WILLS, LINEN- DRAPER, At the BLACK- MOORS- HEADS, in Stall- Street. Long Lawns from I7d. to 5s. per Yard ; Clear ditto from 2od. to 4s. 6d.— Three- quarters, Seven- eights, and Yard- wide Irish Cloths, from tod. to 6s. per Yard. The SHOP to be Lett. SUMDAY'S and MONDAY'S POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. H 8V. JAMES'S, May 15. IS Majesty in Council wa B SARAH WAKELIN, ( Who is neither Puff nor- Stranger, and regard- ing not the Person who puffs against her) E G S Leave to return Thanks to Gentlemen, Ladies, & c. for all Favours re- ceiv'd ; and thinks it necessary to acquaint them, that she leaves her Shop, the Corner of the Pump- Room Passage, facing Stall- Street, BATH, the Beginning of next Month, in order to return to her Dwelling- House in Cattle- Street, BRISTOL, ( where the Goods may be had at the lame Prices) and will be here again the Beginning of next Season. She sells all Sorts of Useful and Ornamental CHINA : Consisting of Plates, Bowls, Basons, Dirties, and Terrenes; blue and white Cups and Saucers at 3s. 3d, per Sett; Foreign ditto at 4s. Pint Basons at is. each; some at iod. Half- Pint ditto 9d. some smaller at 5d. blue and white Plates at 12s. per Do7en; some at 8s. 6d. Likewise all Sorts of Cut and Plain Glass of the best and newest Fashion; the bed Wine Glasses at 5s. 3d. per Dozen. Alio fells Lace of all Sorts, Footings, and Minionets; and takes Old Cloaths, Crape and Silk Hatbands, or Gold and Silver Lace, in Exchange so any of the above Articles. N. B. She is determined to fell as Cheap as in London ; and will wait on Ladies at their own Houses or Lodging, if requir'd. Sold by Mr. Leake, Bookseller, in Bath; Mr. Baldwin, and Mr. Jackson, in London and Mr. Brown, in Bristol: i. ESSENCE of WATER- DOCK. There is no Question but this Plant will cure the most inveterate Scurvy: The Ancients all affirm it, and tie Cures daily now performed by the Essence prove their Truth. It not only clears the Sim of Eruptions, but mends the whole Constitution. Scorbutic persons are subject have bad Stomachs, and to be miserably low- spirited at Times; and many have these Com- plaints, not inciting the Scurvy is the Cause : This Medicine takes off the Faintness, creates an Appetite and good Digestion immediately, when that Distemper in their Blood is tie Cause. Price 3s. a Bottle. 2. For the Gout and Rheumatism ELIXIR of BARDANA, a New MEDICINE, prepared by the Directions of Dr HILL. The Bardana is an innocent British Plant its Virtues have always been known ; and the Physicians of Edinburgh, who have distinguished them selves in the Improvement of Medicine, give it successfully in that Disease. It is pleasant, safe, and effectual; and if we may judge from the Author's first Experience upon himself, and the happy Effects of its Use in a great Number of other Cafes in London, there is Ground to hope these Diseases will no longer so grievously torture Mankind.— The Author, by the Use of it, has reduced the Gout to a sight Fit Spring and Fall, with perfect Health in the Intervals; and others who have persevered in its Use, have found the like Advantage. these are its Effects in the Gout, which are as great as a considerate Person would desire: In the Rheumatism, it is a certain and absolute Cure; and the Disease never returns. Price 3s. a Bottle. 3. Pectoral BALSAM of HONEY: A new- discovered Remedy for Coughs and Consump tions, all Phthisicky Complaints, Asthmas, and tough Phlegm, Difficulty of Breathing, Hoarseness, and Stuffing- up of the Lungs. Price 3s. each Bottle. 4. Genuine Tincture of Valerian, Made from the true Health Valerian Root, according to Dr. HILL's latest Improvements.— It is a pleasant Cordial, and enlivening Medicine, good against all Ner- vous Disorders, Fits, Head- Aches, Weakness, Heaviness, and Lowness of Spirits, Dimness of the Sight, confused Thoughts, and Wanderings of the Mind; Va- pours and Melancholy; ell Kinds of Convulsions, and Hysteric Complaints; Epilepsiks, and Paralytic Disorders in all their Stages; as also against Sickness of Stomach, and Flatulencies, Obstructions, and the Convulsive Asthma. Sold in Pint Bottles at 10s. Cd. Smaller Bottles at 5s. and 2s. 6d. each. 5. Essential Tincture of GoldenRod, For the STONE and GRAVEL, Price 4s. a Bottle. The above Medicines arc all prepared by the Directions of Dr. HILL, whose Hand Writing be careful to see at the Bottom of each Bottle you buy. To be Lett, At Midsummer next, ( Furnish'd) THE Upper HOUSE in Gay- street, On the Right Hand Side. Or, ( if a Tenant chooses it) the Furniture will be sold as it Stands, and the House lett Únfurnish'd. Enquire of JOHN BRYANT, Upholsterer, At the Sign of the ROYAL- BED in the Market- Place, Who has just laid in a fresh Stock of UPHOL- DER Y GOODS, which he is determined to sell on the very lowed Terms. Among many other Articles are the following, viz. Damasks, Moreens, Harateens, Cheynes, Cottons, Checks, white and coloured Quilts, Cotton Counterpanes, Rugs and Coverlids ; Turkey, Wilton, Kidderminster, Scotch and Lift Carpeting; Bed- Lace, Lines, and Tarsels; figur'd Horse- Hair for Chair- Bottoms, at 2s. 9c!. per Yard, which are as cheap as Leather, and much better for Use ; a very large Assortment of Paper Hangings in the newest Tasté, from 2d. bf. to iod. per Yard ; India Paper; several hundred Yards of Mock India ditto, from 15d. to 2s; per Yard ; all Sorts of painted Sail- Cloths for Floors; Dutch and English Mattings ; Chairs, Tables, Bureaus, and Bedsteads of various Kinds; small painted Frame Glasses, from 7d. to 4s. each all Sorts of English Bed- Ticks, from is. per Yard to 3s. also Flanders Ticks for Beds ; Dantzick, Swan, and Goose Feathers, from i4d. to 2od. per Pound ; common Feathers; Flocks and Milpuff for Quilting, ready carded. Houses an d Rooms furnished by the Week en- Year ; or any particular Articles lett to Hire. Sedan Chairs made and mended, as neat and as cheap as in London : And all Sorts of UPHOLSTERY and CABINET WORK done in the neatest and cheapest Manner. A large Assortment of Pier Glasses, in white and burnish'd Gold Frames, of various Sizes and Patterns, in the newest and molt elegant Taste -- Maché of different Patterns, for ornamenting of Rooms; Sea- Pieces, and other Paintings for ditto, & c. & c. & c. s this Day pleased to order the Right Hon. the Lord High Chancellor to issue Writs for proroguing the Parliament which was appointed to meet 0n Tuesday the 19th of this Inst. to Thursday the 2d Day of July next. And also for proroguing cations of Canterbury and York, which were ap- pointed to meet on Friday the 22c! of this Inst. to Friday the 3d Day of the laid Month of July. WHITEHALL, May 16. The King has been pleased. to appoint the Right Hon. Charles Earl if Northampton his Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Venice. The King has beep pleased to fill up the vacant j Stall at Westminster, of the molt Hon. Order of the Bath, by conferring the Honour of Knight- hood of that Order on Charles Saunders, Esq. Vice Admiral of the Blue. ADMIRALTY OFFICE, May 16. His Majesty's Ship the Biddeford, commanded by Capt. William Howe, fell in with two Cutter Privateers1 on the 3d Inst. 011 the North Side of the Dogger Bank, and took one of them, called the Marquis de Beringhen, of 8 with 60 Men. His Majesty's Ship the Arethusa , commanded by Capt. Keeler, fell in with two French Cutter Privateers on the 6th Inst. 45 Leagues W. by North of Flamborough Head ; and after a Chace of three Hours, took one of them, called the Quemper, of 8 Carriage and 8 Swivel Guns, with 65 Men. WAR- OFFICE, May 16. It is his Majesty's Pleasure, that all Officers belonging to Regiments in Germany, who are not absent upon Regimental Business, should join their respective Corps with- out Delay. [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] DESERTED, Arriv'da MAIL from FLANDERS. Italy. GENOA, April 18. The Republic hath chosen six Senators, to go over immediately to Corsica, to treat with the Rebels. Germany, VIENNA, April 29. The Army of the Empire is going to be reinforced with 13 Battalions of Austrian Grenadiers ; and General Guafco is or- dered to concert his Operations with Marshal Daun. Denmark HAMBURGH, April 30. They are occupied in Holstein in forming a Camp, which is to consist of 52 Squadrons and 42 Battalions, and will be ready in the Beginning of June. The Head- Quarters are to be at Kellinghausen, and some People are positive that his Danish Majesty will be there in Person. in now From his Majesty's 66th Regiment of Foot, Captain GEORGE DANIEL'S Company, on their March to PLYMOUTH : GEORGE PRICE, aged 26 Years ; five Feet six Inches and a half high ; born in the Parish of St. Awvens, in Monmouthshire ; by Trade, a House- Carpenter; enlisted at Gloucester the 12th of June, 1760 ; and deserted from Melksham, in Wiltshire, the 17th of May, 1761 : He is of a brown Complexion, dark brown Hair, and grey Eyes : Had on, when he went off, an old brown Fustian Frock, his Regimental Waist- coat, black Leather Breeches, and a plain Hat. CHARLES TRIGG, aged 28 Years ; five Feet three Inches high ; born in the Parish of Churcham, in the County of Gloucester ; by Employment, a Labourer; he enlisted at Gloucester the. 19th of December, 1760 ; and deserted from Melksham, in Wiltshire,. the 17th of May, 1761 : He is of a brown Complexion, light brown Hair, grey Eyes, straight and well made, and thin Face: Had on, when he went off, an old whiteCoat, LinenWaistcoat, Regimental Breeches, and plain Hat. WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN, Aged 20 Years; five Feet one Inch high ; born in the Parish of Bullough, in the County of Gloucester; by Employment, a Labourer; he enlisted a Gloucester. the 6th of December, 1760; anil deserted from Melksham aforesaid, the 17th of May, 1761 : He is of a fair Complexion, brown Hair, grey Eyes, straight and well made, round and smooth Face, and has a Mole on the Right Check ; Had on, when he went off, a dark brown Coat, a striped Linen Waistcoat, Buck- Skip Breeches, and plain Hat. Whoever can apprehend any of the above Deserters, ( so that they may be secured in any of his Majesty's Gaols) and give Information thereof to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment at Plymouth ; or to Thomas Fisher, Esq. Agent to said Regiment, in Axe- Yard, King- Street, Welt minster; or to Lieut. Knight, of the aforesaid Regiment, recruiting at Gloucester; shall receiv Twenty Shillings Reward for each, over and above what is allowed by Act of Parliament for apprehending Deserters. London, 16, 4 new We hear his Majesty will honour the Knights of the Bath with his Presence at the Installation, and be enthroned, as Sovereign of the Order, in King Henry the Seventh's Chapel, Westminster- Abbey. A Dinner for iooo Persons is ordered under the Direction of Mr. Robinson, the 26th Instant, at the Opera House, for the Knights. There is to be a Ball at Night for the Ladies. Thursday Morning the Transports with the Troops 011 board sailed under Convoy of the Warspite and Torrington, to join the Fleet at Belleisle. Yesterday Morning Lord Robert Manners went Post to Taunton, to join his Regiment, who is immediately ordered to Portsmouth to embark for Belleisle. It is said a grand Monument will be erected in Westminister- Abbey, for Adm. Boscawen. They write from Bolton, in New- England, that General Amherst was just proceeding on an Expedition, which was supposed to be against the Island of Orleans, at the Mouth of the Missisippi. Letters receiv'd over Land from the East- Indies, bring Advice, that the French Army, en camped under the Walls of Pondicherry, attacked ours ( that was blocking up the Place) at all their. Posts at once, killed about 10 or 12 Europeans, and between 20 and 30 Blacks, and made them selves Mailers of two Pieces of Cannon, but were at length repulsed. Some Days after they made a second Attack upon our Troops, but were again repulsed. That our Army having receiv'd a Re- inforcement of about 600 Men, attack'd the French in their Turn, killed and wounded a considerable Number of them, took 25 Pieces of Can non, and drove them into Pondicherry. Major Monson is terribly wounded in one of his Lcrs, and, it is feared, will lose it ; and Col. Coote has taken the Command ; but the Siege cannot be made in The last Letters from the Hague fay, that the States of Holland seem deeply engaged in some important Business, which was kept extremely secret. A private Letter from Paris, fays, that the Empress- Queen makes but very little Opposition to France's concluding a separate Peace with Eng- land, for certain political Reasons. A Letter from Brussels, dated May 2, says " TheNégociations between the Courts of France and England are in great Forwardness : It is pro- bable that a Peace will be concluded between these two Crowns before the Negotiation between Vi- enna and Berlin is begun : For we are assured that the Empress- Queen hath consented that France shall treat separately with England, provided the molt Christian King will consent to the Regula- tions which are actually fettled between her Ma- jesty and the Catholic King, relative to Italy.— The Augmentation of the Land Forces of Spain, and the powerful Fleet which is fitting out, are destined to favour those Regulations.— The Design on Foot is to make a Provision for p. For this End, his Catholic Majesty and the Empress- Queen our Sovereign have agreed to make the Duke of Parma King of Austrasia, and consequently of all the Territories on this Side the Rhine, which have the Title of Kingdom, and of which Lorrain makes Part ; and the Royal Residence will be in this City." They write from Copenhagen as follows : — Two Conjectures are formed here, in regard to the Destination of the Army of 45,000 Men, which his Danish Majesty keeps ready to act.— The first is, that his Majesty finding that no Minister from any neutral Power would be admitted to the Congress at Augsbourg, is determined to send a Minister there at any Rate, to take Care of his Interest ; and that the 45,000 Men above- mentioned will be employed against the Power that shall attempt to hinder this Minister from assisting at the Congress. The second, and molt probable Conjecture, is, that the French Minister having long been endeavouring to obtain a Body of Danes and some Ships of War, to be put into the Pay of France, hath at last succeeded; the King having consentd that they shall be taken into the Service of France provided a suitable Subsidy be secured to him, and punctually paid : It is added, that it is the Deficiency of this last Article that hath hi- therto hindered the Danes from acting ; and that the King hath more readily consented to their en- tering into the Service of France, as they will serve to turn the Scale, and hasten a general Pa- cification " James Gratton, Esq. Recorder of Dublin, and Dr. Charles Lucas, are elected Members of Par- liament for that City. It is said there is the Appearance of the finest Crops of Corn on the Ground in England even known. This Week died, at his Seat near Calne, in Wiltshire, the Right Hon. John Petty, Baron of Shelburn in Ireland, and Baron of Chipping- WYcombe in England. He is succeeded in Title Estate Member- for Chipping- Wycomb in Bucks. We are informed, his Lordship had expressly ordered, that he should lie in his Park. H not to be interred in the common Manner, but the Coffin which contains his Body is to be laid on a Spot which he himself had chose for that Purpose, and to be arched over by a Monument, for which he has Likewise left Directions. DEATHS. Miss Townshend, youngest Daugh- ter of Major- General Townshend, At South- ampton, Sir Seymour Pyle, Bart. of Sommerly, Hants. Joseph Standley, of Alton, near Bir- mingham, aged 106. At Gatton, in Surry, Miss Emma Colebrooke, youngest Daughter of Sir James Colebrooke, Bart, who died on Sun- day last. By this young Lady's Death, the whole Fortune of Sir James, reckoned about 400,0001. centers in one Daughter. Form, on Account of the approaching Monsoons,' till about January, [ last] when they made no Doubt we should be Masters of the Place. Several Letters received by 0111- Merchants, which came by the Groyne Mail, assert, that the Grand Signior and the King of Prussia were on the Point of signing a Treaty offensive and defensive. SO N G, By a Gentleman in Love with his own WIFE. [ From the LIBRARY, OR CRITICAL MAGAZINE.] TEDIOUS Moments I speed your Flying, Bring CORDELIA to my Arms ; absent, all in vain I'm trying, Not to languish for her Charms. Busy Crowds in vain surround me, Brightest Beauties shine in vain ; Other Pleasures but confound me, Pleasures but renew my Pain. What tho' three whole Years are ended, Since the Priest has join'd our Hands, Every rolling Year has tended Only to endear our Bands. Let the wanton Wits deride it, HUSBAND is a charming Name: None can fay, but those who've try'd it, How Enjoyment feeds the Flame. WIVES our better Angels are; Angels in their loveliest Dress ; Gentle Soothers of our Care, Smiling Guardians of our Peace. Happy State of mortal Treasure, Circling Maze of noble Love ; Where the Sense's highest Pleasure But the meanest Blessing proves. Dear CORDELIA ! hither flying, Fold thy Husband in thy Arms : Whi'e thus t' amuse myself I'm trying, before I languish for thy Charms. 128 BATH, MAY 2I, I761. All the FAMILY PICTURES, That we're in the Possession of RICHARD NASH, Esq. At the Time of his Decease, May be had, at FIVE GUINEAS each, by apply- ing to Mr. YESCOMBE, Attorney at Law. Such Pictures as are undisposed of by. the 2oth of JUNE, will be publickly sold. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. [ VOL. I. J To be Lett, READY- FURNISH'D, A COMPLETE HOUSE, Most Pleasantly Situated at Ainslie's Belvidere, Lansdown- Road. If Wanted, a Stable and Coach- House. WARMINSTER, Wilts. be Lett, And enter'd upon at Michaelmas next, Or Sooner, if desir'd, The Lamb lnn inWarminster, With all Convenient Out- Houses, Stables, Cellars, & c. For Particulars, enquire of Mr. Wansbrough, Attorney at Law, in Warminster aforesaid ; or Mr. Bodman, in Newbury, Berks. The Hot- Wells, Bristol. Contrary to many mean, unjust Assertions by PUBLICANS and Others, that there is No Tavern Accommodation at the Wells: This is to assure the Nobility, and Gentry, That very good Pleasant ROOMS, A good COOK, and LARDER, With very good WINES of all Sorts, With Diligent Attendance, May be depended on during the SEASON, At the Private Ball and Tea- Room. ALSO Breakfasting & Afternoon- tea Served in the Best Manner, From One to a Hundred, as usual, By their much known, and honoured diminative, but most obedient, and very humble Servant, THOMAS LOGGON. Wedndesday's and Thursday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. HAGUE, May 12. Letters from the Allied Army we have an Account, that M. Luckner having received Intelligence, that Detachment of the Garrison of Gottingen had marched upon an Expe- dition towards the Hartz, and in order to raise Contributions upon the Country of Hanover, he had immediately set out in Search of that Corps, with a Body of 100 Hussars under his Command, and that having come up with the Enemy, who consisted of 300 Horse, on the 5th Instant. in the Morning, he had had the good Fortune to rout them entirely,' and to take Prisoners, one Officer, 30 Troopers, and 61 Men. That the fame Day Capt. Brinsky, who had been detached by M. Luckner, had likewise at- tacked them with 100 Hussars and 50 of the Brunswick Cavalry, and with such Success, that he had driven him before him into Gottingen, and had taken Prisoners 2 Captains, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Cornets, and 53 Dragoons; and that their Com- mander, M. de Belfunce, had narrowly escaped being himself taken in the Pursuit. There is also an Account, that Capt. Reidefel, at the Head of 100 of the Brunswic Hussars, ha- ving attacked the Village of Spielen beyond the Fulda, in which was an Officer with 50 of the En- emy, had taken 30 of them, and killed the rest, with the Lois of 5 Hussars killed, and some few wounded. From Meissen we hear, that the Prussian Cavalry had passed the Elbe at Torgau on the 3d Inst. and the Infantry the next Day, on a Bridge thrown over that River at Lorenkirck near Strenblen, and were to encamp that Night at Wildenhayn. It is added that the News there was, that Gen. Laudohn had already began his Operations in Silesia. Letters from the Lower Rhine observe, that the Marshal Prince de Soubise was still at Duffel- dorff the 8th Inst. and that M. de Castella, who commanded last Year at Wezel, being dead, was succeeded in that Government by M. de Voyer. HAGUE, May 15. We hear from the Lower hine, that the French under Marshal Soubise talked of forming three Camps immediately; one at Rees, one at Dusseldorff, and one at Wezel. The Prince of Hesse- Philipstal, Governor of Breda, and General of Horse in the Service of the States General, died on the 13th at Breda. In Saxony, nothing remarkable had passed.— Prince Henry was encamped at Schlettau, and General Hulsen at Katzenhausen, on his Right Flank. Marshal Daun had as yet made n0 Movement, his Army continuing in their Quar- ters of Cantonment. COPENHAGEN, May 9. The King of Den- mark is so well recovered, as to be able to quit his Residence at Jagersbourg, and has accordingly declared his Intention of removing to Frieden- burg on this Day se'nnight. [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] Arriv'd the Mails from Holland and Flanders. CONSTANTINOPLE, April 3. The Treaty of Commerce between the Porte and the King of Prussia, which hath been negociating for some Years, is at last concluded. The Ratifications were exchanged Yesterday. DRESDFN, May 3. The main Body of the Prussian Army is potted between Freyberg and Strehla ; the rest occupy the District of Mersebourg, Naumbourg, and Zeitz. The Prussians have begun to quit their Cantonments : It is pro- bable that Prince Henry is going to feize the ad- vantageous Camp of Katsenhausern, and leave 111 it a considerable Force under Gen. Hulsen. The Head- Quarters of M. Daun's Army are still at Nettnitz. BERLIN, May 5. The King was in Saxony when the public Papers placed him under Schweidnitz. He is still at Meissen ; but he will soon re pair to Silesia, where his Presence is necessary to prevent Laudohn from forming Enterprizes that might disconcert his Majesty's Plan of Operations, in which the Austrian General would be favoured by a large Body of Russians which are advancing on that Side. Frontiers of SILESIA, May 5. There was a sinart Skirmish on the 3d Inst. between a Part of Gen. Laudohn's Troops, and those of Gen. Goltz. The litter suffered pretty much, particu- larly the Regiment of Anhalt- Bernbourg, We must wait for a Confirmation of this News. HANOVER, May 5. No less than 1000 Men are employed in augmening the Fortifications of Ha melen. A Spy had been brought to that Place who was disguised in the Habit of a Monk. HAMBOURG, May 7. The Count de St. Ger- main, who went lately into the Service of Den- mark, is encamped since Yesterday within three Miles and a half of this Place, with a Body of 15,000 Men. Another Body of the fame Force, of which the Guards will make a Part, are to en- camp in Holstein. We lose ourselves in Conjec- tures on the Designs of the Danish Monarch. The Prussians continue to treat Macklenbourg with the utmost Rigour. They are at present enlisting all the Men that are in the Duchy and are able to bear Arms. ALTENA, May 11. The Distemper among the Cattle rages so much, and other Circumstances are of such a Nature, in Pomerania, that the Ope- rations of the two Armies in that Province will meet with many Obstructions. PARIS, May 8. Yesterday we received Ad- vice that the English had not yet made a formal Attack upon the Fort of Belleisle, and that in Spite of the Pains they had taken to prevent any Reinforcements from being lent into the Place, Means had been found to introduce 700 fresh Troops. Preparations are making at Brest and Rochefort for lending farther Assistance, May 9. Six Ships of War are sittin Rochefort, and the fame Number at Brett", are to be commanded by M. de Blenac. A Regiment of Dragoons, and eight Regiments of Foot, have been brought buck from M. de Soubise's Army, to defend our Coasts. VANNES, May 4. The English attempted no- thing the first five Days after their Landing at Belleisle, On the 29th at Noon, there being a Calm, three of their Bomb Vessels stood in and bombarded the Place, but without Effect ; and the Bombs of the Place even obliged them to sheer of. April 30, and May 1, were employed by us in perfecting the Redoubts that defend the Place, and in cannonading the Enemy, who on' their Part, the 30th at Night, advanced in three Co- lumns to attack a Piquet of the Regiment of Nice, potted in the Village of Rosbossen, which fell back in good Order, with the Loss of four Ser- jeants and 15 private Men. . The 2d, at Day- break, we dislodged the Enemy from Rosbossen, and again took Possession of it. M. de St. Croix makes Sallies every Night, to annoy the Enemy's Labourers. M. Michelet, Lieutenant- General, and M. de Calkl, Captain of Grenadiers, are dead of their Wounds. i>£ out at which London, May 19. A new Expedition is on Foot, and going for- ward with great Diligence. Litters from Paris fay, that there is a strong Presumption that Belleisle will be taken ; and they begin to be alarmed for Port L Orient. We are well informed that linns Stanley, Esq. one of the Lords of the Admiralty, is to be at Dover on the 23d of this Month, 011 his Way to he Court of France i, and M. de Bussy to be at Calais 0n the same Day, and as near the same Hour as possible, in order to embark for England It is said that the Meeting of the Congress will be retarded by some Proportions made by the French Court, to which ours doth not agree ; one Article is reported to be a Suspension of Arms for fix Months, by Sea as well as Land. We hear that the Right Hon. the Marquis of Granby, and other Persons of Distinction, are to set out in a few Days for the Army in Germany. • Some Transports in the River are receiving more Beer, Biscuit, Beef, and Pork, for the Use of our Troops and Fleet at Beileide ; they are also fitting up for the Reception of some Foot Forces. Besides the Reinforcement lent to our Forces in Beileide, there are already 12, oooRegularTroops, without including Marines. An Order is issued to take an Account of all the Shipping in the River now in Ballast. Yesterday Morning came Advice that the Shaftsbury, Inglis, from Fort St. George; the Stormont, Fletcher, and the Harcourt, Webber, both from Bombay, are all arrived late at Ports- mouth. It is said, the French loft in the Sally they made from Pondicherry, in Killed and Prisoners, 1530 Men; and that it is impossible for the Place to hold out long.' Our Ships were to remain before the Place to prevent their receiving- any Succours. They write from the Hague of the 14th Inst. that by Letters from Berlin they had Advice, that a Body of 6000 Ruffians had taken Possession of the City of Warfaw ; which had caused a very great Consternation among the Inhabitants there. The Troops of the King of Prussia, according to divers Letters, are as numerous, as fresh, and as well mounted, as if this Campaign was the first of the War. From Brussels they write, that the French Troops in the Neighbourhood of Dunkirk had received Orders to hold themselves ready to march, and that an Embargo was laid in all the Ports of France. They write from Vienna, that the Austrian Plenipotentiares will not set out for Augsbourg, ' till Advice be received, that those of Prussia are arrived. They write from Hanover, that they are mak- ing the utmost Preparations for a vigorous Cam- paign. We learn from Altena, that the English Hospital at Bremen is to be removed to Harbourg. M. Mitchell, the English Minister at the Court of Berlin, doth not attend the King of Prussia to Berlin this Summer. They write from Paris, that the Duke de la Vauguion, and the Dowager Countess of Tesse, have presented a Petition to Parliament, praying that the Marshal de Belleisle's Will may be set aside, and claiming his real Estate as Heirs at Law. . Letters from Stockholm advise, that the Restraints on the Liberty of the Preis in that King- dom have been taken off. They write from Brussels, that a Person who lately was employed in the Copperas Works at Deptsford, has obtained a Patent from the Em- press- Queen of Hungary, to establish a Manu- factory there, for making Copperas, Oil of Vi- triol, & c. Several Officers of the Customs in London who have accepted of superior Places in the Custom- House at Quebeck, together with many pri- vate Families, a Reinforcement of Troops, and a great Quantity of Military Stores, will shortly fail for that Settlement ; and will several other Families and a Quantity of Stores for Guadalupe. We are informed from Whittlesea, in the Isle of Ely, ( and they aver it for Truth) that last Week the Hair of a Gentleman of that Place grew in the Space of one Day eight Inches in Length, to the great Astonishment of all who knew him. MARRIAGES. Edward Lafcelles, Esq. Mem- ber for Northallerton, to Miss Ann Chaloner. — Capt. Lashley, to Miss Chaloner, of Bond- Street. — Rev. Mr. William Harris, of Hornchurch, in Essex, to Miss Belford, with 6000I. Bristol May, 20. Arriv'dat tie HOT- WELLS, Lord Warkworth, Dr. Sutherland, Rev. Mr. Hart, Rev. Mr. Forster, Mr. and Mrs. King, Mr. and Mrs. Dales, Mr. Redpath, Mr. Bass, Mrs. Pead, Mrs. Meller, Mrs. Dalaport, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Scrafton, Miss Spence, Miss Jones, Miss Pearce, Miss Willis, & c. & c. Came in since our last, The Sampson, Greatrake, from Malaga; the Virginia Packet, Buse, from Virginia ; the Amey, Condon, and the Prince of Orange, Knethell, from Cork ; the Betsy, Watson, from Dublin; and the William, ***, from New- York. Arriv'd, At Africa, the Juba, Watkins, and the Cato, Jones ; at Hamburgh, the Jonge To bias, Marcus, and the Jussrow Maria Christiana Constantia, Meyer, at Bremen, the Lady Gebetha, Koper; at Gibraltar, the Betsey, Fitzherbert ; at Cadiz, the Little Joseph, Brookings ; at Jamaica, the St. James, Highett, the King Da- vid, Lewis, the Hope, Clutsam,, the Eagle, Smith, the Hector, Thomas, the Henry, Wat- kins, the Lucea, Glasford, the Gallant, Forrest, from this Port; the Catharine, Belton, from Carolina ; the Gallant's Prize, from France ; and the Molly, Jenkins, from Africa, with 239 Slaves ; at Antigua, the Concord, Butler, from Madera ; at Barbadoes, the Clifton, Smith ; at Dublin, the William and Peter, Straghan; at London, the Success, Doram, ( all from Bristol) ; and at Cadiz, the Antigua Factor, Wheden, from Naples. The William and Robert, Byrn, of and from Bristol, is taken and carried into Cadiz. The Atlas, Brayley, from this Port bound to Maryland, ( with several Convicts from this City, Gloucester, & c.) was taken about a Week after the failed, which was the 18th past, by a Bayonne Privateer of 8 Carriage Guns and 120 Men, about 250 Leagues to the Westward of Cape Clear, and lent for St. Sebastian's. The said Privateer had alio taken the Adventure, a Ship from Madera to London, and a Ship from London to Philadelphia, both of which the ranfomed; the latter for 8oool. The Dreadnought Privateer, of this Port, Capt. English, has taken a French Vessel with 700 Hhds. of Sugar on board, and carried her into Jamaica. After the Masons had work'd a few Days and Nights ( last Week) in the Cassoon of aha new Bridge, it was floated '. o its Puce at High- Water, and sunk to the Bottom of the River, between some large Piles drove for that Purpose. One Day last Week a Miller fell from his Horse in Wine- Street, and broke his Leg. Tuesday Night last a Deserter, who was under Confinement in the Guard- House, cut his Throat in a terrible Manner with a Piece of Pantile. A few Days since, a young Fellow, at Down- ing, near this City, hang d himself.— The Cause of his committing this rash Action, was, his Mo- ther having taken near Twelve Shillings, which he had saved up in order to spend during the Whitsun- Holidays. Bath, May 21, The Public are desir'd to he careful to ask for the BATH CHRONICLE and WEEKLY GAZETTE publish'd by C. POPE and Coup, as the Proprietors of the Bath Advertiser ( a Saturday's Paper) have alter'd their Day of Publication to Thursday, since our Proposals were first distributed, and likewise pirated Part of our Title, • viz. Bath Chronicle. 1-- We therefore give this necessary Caution, left they shou'd attempt to impose their Paper on the Public for THIS. Arriv'd here, Gen. Severn, Rev. Dr. Wynne, Rev. Mr. Bady, Dr. Bishop and Lady, Mr. and Mrs. Adamlon, Mr. and Mrs. Lempriere, Mr. and Mrs. Dutens, Mr. Winde, Mr. Fielding, Mr. Woolcombe, Mr. Adey, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Neathercoat, Mr. Frawd, Mr. Hawart, Mr. Gore, Mr. Carter, Mr. Teixeira, Mr. Theobald, Mr. Hawker, Mr. Dehany, Mr. Brinley Skinner, Mrs. Toller, Mrs. Deere, Mrs. Crowe, Mrs. Le Mesurier, Mrs. Malone, Miss Crowe, Miss Cur- tis, Miss Watson, & c. & c. Several private Letters are received, which fay positively, that the Castle of Palais, in the Island of Belleisle, was taken by Storm on the 14th Inst. On Saturday next there will he a General Re- view of the Somersetshire Militia at Wells, by the Lord Lieutenant of the County. On Saturday last the Rev. Dr. Arnold, Pre- bendary of Wells, was induced to the Rectory of Farleigh- Hungerford, in this County, void by the Death of the late Rev. Mr. Lobb. The Rev. Charles Bishop, M. A. Under Master of the College School, Gloucester, is pre- sented, by the Dean and Chapter, to the Rectory of Rudford, in Gloucestershire, void by the Resignation of the last Incumbent. Thursday last the Rev. Mr. William Cullis stooping down, in order to pick up a Paper he had dropped, he instantly expir'd.— What is some- what remarkable, his Brother died in the fame Manner some Time since. Yesterday se'nnight died, of an Inflammation in his Bowels, at his House at Dezizes, John Tur- ner, Esq. one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and Receiver- General of the County of Wilts. And last Week died suddenly, at Devizes aforesaid, aged upwards of 70, Mr. John Bar- rett, a. considerable Meal- Faaor, and one of the People called Quakers. Yesterday Noon, John Knight, Chairman, had the Misfortune to flip down and break his Leg, as he was carrying a Fare from the Rooms. The Right Hon. the Earl of Huntingdon, who hap- pened to be present, being actuated with the greatest Humanity, immediately began a subscription in his Behalf 5 which was promoted by James Can. let, Esq. A few Days since was committed to Gloucester Gaol, Benjamin Fox, of Newent, charged with the Murder of his own Daughter. Thursday last a Woman fell from her Horse near Bridgewater, and broke her Leg. Her Husband ( who was a Farmer at Weston, near the Town aforesaid) died but a Fortnight ago, and left her with six small Children. We are desired to acquaint our Readers that the Chevalier Taylor, Opthalmiator Pontifical Imperial and Royal, who is now on his Return from the North at Gloucester, will leave that City on Saturday Morning next, and will arrive for a, few Days at the White- Lion in Bristol; of which all who require his Aid for distemper'd Eyes are desired to take Notice - An Abridgement of his Life, now going forward by a very large Subscription, ( and of which some Account was given 111 the London Chronicle of the 7th Inst.) may be had on his Arrival : also an Oration on his be- ing rais'd to the high Dignity of Citizen and Noble of Rome - On leaving Bristol, he will proceed immediately to Bath. At Devizes Market, Thursday last, Wheat fold from 16s. per Quarter to 33s. od. Barley from 25s. to 16s. Oats from 15s. to 16s. Beans from to 27s. Pease from 21s. to 30s. Vatches from 28s. to 32s. Three compleat Setts of THIS PAPER are win ted for different Persons- in the Country .— Therefore, whoever has them from the Begin- ning, may have the full Price for each Paper at the Printing- office : As likewise for the first seven. Those who advertise in this CHRONICLE, are entiled to one of the Papers GRATIS, each Time their Advertisements- are inserted. J y
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