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The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette

19/11/1761

Printer / Publisher: Cornelius Pope 
Volume Number: II    Issue Number: 6
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Date of Article: 19/11/1761
Printer / Publisher: Cornelius Pope 
Address: Printing Office, Stall-street
Volume Number: II    Issue Number: 6
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[ Price TWO PENCE HALFPENNY. ] Printed and publish'd by CORNELIUS POPE, at his Office in STALL- STREET : Where PRINTING in all its Branches is perform'd on the most reasonable Terms, and in the neatest Manner. Friday's and Saturday's POSTS Arrived Two Mailt from HOLLAND. cess Dowager of Wales.— On the King and Queen's alighting at the Door, the Procession im- mediately began up the Stair- cafe, attended by the Nobles in Waiting. Their Majesties instantly appeared in the Balcony, when it is impossible to determine whether the loud Acclamations of the innumerable Croud of Spectators, or the Joy that Appeared in the Royal Pair, was most prevalent. On their Majesties Return into the Drawing- room, Mr. Barclay and his Family were presented, and had the Honour of being favoured with Angular Marks of Royal Condescension.—— During the Time of their Majesties Stay, so anxious was his Majesty to indulge his People with the Sight of their darling Objects, and so much inclined was he to honour every Part of the Procession with his Royal Presence, that his Majesty never fat down one Minute. The Shew being ended, the Sheriffs were introduced, and acquainted their Majesties, that the Lord Mayor was at Guildhall, ready to receive his Royal Guests. The Procession began for Guildhall in the fame Order as before, as the Royal Family entered, the Sheriffs in their For- malities attending. It is said, the Corporation of this City, as an Addition to the Hor, our already received, shortly intend to request his Majesty's Acceptance of the City Freedom. And in cafe his Majesty should be pleased to condescend to their Request, he will honour the Cloth- workers Company ( being the Lord Mayor's) with accepting the Freedom thereof. The two Right Honourable Guests, Earl Temple and Mr. Pitt took their Leave of the Citizens at Guildhall on Monday between Eleven and Twelve. Mr. Pitt was wrapt very closely in his Cloak; however, the Populace soon got Intimation who they were, and the Chariot was surrounded in an Instant by Numbers that came flocking from all Quarters of the Streets through which they parted. InFleet- street and the Strand, the Press was become so great, that his Chariot was in Danger of being broke down by the grateful Multitude that hung about the Wheels, and every other Part they could take hold of. The Progress was of Necessity so slow, that they did not reach St. James's Place ' till between one and two in the Morning. During this uncommon midnight Scene, the Acclamations were so loud and fre- quent, that great Numbers, who were in their Beds, got up and opened their Windows, and upon hearing the Names of King George, Temple and Pitt, and Old England, they pulled off their Caps, and in their Shirts joined in the Gratulations of the People. A curious Piece of Plate has been presented by a great Personage to a worthy Commoner, on which are elegantly engraved the Emblems of the many Successes of this Nation within the Time of his haying the Management of public Affairs. It certainly redounds very much to the Honour of a late worthy Minister, that even from the partial Account of M. Bussy's Negotiation, pub- lished by the French, his whole Conduct through that important Affair has been entirely British, and such as in every Respect was worthy of his Character, and the great Trust reposed in him by his Sovereign. The fame partial Account also ( not to mention the private Advices every Day re- ceived, of the great Preparations making by the Spaniards) are incontestible Proofs, how much Reason he had to propose the taking vigorous Measures immediately with them, even though those Measures have been since so much cried down by some Persons in the opposite Interest. The Magistrates and Town Council of Stirling, in Scotland, have unanimously resolved, that an Address should be presented to the Right Hon. 1 William Pitt, Esq. for his past signal Services to his Country, and that he should be requeued to ' continue to act upon the same Patriot Principles, , which have so eminently distinguish'd him. Spain. MADRID, Oct. 16. OR some Weeks past the Road to Versailles has never been without F Couriers passing and repassing be- tween the two Courts. Many Regi- ments that were in Garrison in the inland Towns are ordered to march towards the Coast. Several Bodies of Troops and warlike Stores are also embarking for America.— On hearing these . Movements, who can for bear mak- ing Conjectures ? Germany. EERLIN, Oct. 26. The Court of Vienna ha- ving confined the Prussian General Fonquet in a Citadel of Hungary, our Monarch, by Way of Reprisal, has ordered all ( he Austrian Officers at Magdeburgh to be confined in the Citadel. Nov. 3. The Distempers which prevail in the Country of Hanover, carry off great Numbers; and the Distemper among the Horned Cattle again makes great Havock. Holland. AMSTERDAM, NOV. 6. Letters from Berlin tell us, that Schweidnitz was given up to Pillage for two Hours after it was taken ; that General Zastrow behaved like a brave Officer, and repulsed the Austrians twice; but was at length obliged to submit to superior Numbers. This Account adds, that none of the Houses in the Town re- ceived any Damage. Letters from the Lower Saxony say, that his Prussian Majesty is calling in his detached Parties from all Parts, as they suppose, with a View of executing some Project. Some Alterations are talked of in the Ministry at Vienna. Count Tottleben is ill of an Apoplexy at Pe- tersourgh. The Effects found of his at Ham- burgh are but trifling, in Comparison to what has been mentioned. YOUTH and BEAUTY. [ Addressed to Miss L. OF BATH.] WHilst Youth and Beauty join to please The present Bliss enjoy : Youth flies, and Beauty soon decays, And Time on ev'ry Charm will seize ; Then, CELIA, be not coy. Behold the Lilly as it grows, White as thy snowy Breast ; Before the fragrant blushing Rose, Such rival Sweets thy Lips disclose; View these and make me blest. When Nature's in her best Array, In Spring's gay Robe attir'd ; When smiling Phoebus gilds the Day, Like thee they shine, like thee look gay, And are like thee admir'd. But when bleak Winter's chilling Shade Deforms the gloomy Sky ; Their Bloom decays, their Glories fade, Low is their Pride of Beauty laid ; They droop their Head and die. Country- Intelligence. SALISBURY, NOV. 6. On Thursday last about One in the Morning, a Fire broke out in the Dwelling- house and Mills of Mr. Richard An- drews, Tanner, in Amesbury, which, in a few Hours Time, entirely consumed them both, with all the Furniture and Appurtenances, & c. and was so sudden and violent that Mr. Andrews, his Wife, and Servants, narrowly escaped, without even their Wearing Apparel. The Loss is com- pated at fifteen hundred Pounds, which is the more to be lamented, as there is great Reason to Believe some malicious Person, without Doors, let Fire to both the House and Mill, soon after the Family were gone to Bed ; for it broke out at the Ei) d of each, where was no Chimney, nor ever any Fire made. London, November 12. On Monday last, when their Majesties honoured the City with their Royal Presence, his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland alighted first at Mr. Barclay's, and was conduced to an Apart- ment provided ' till the Arrival of the Princess Amelia, the Duke of York, Prince Frederick- William, Prince Henry- Frederick, and Prince William- Henry, Princeis Augusta', and the Prin- EPIGRAM extempore on a COLD POET FRIGIDIO'S Muse, from Ardour free, Whene'er he tunes his Lyre, Gives him a leaden Policy T' insure his Works from FIRE. [ 21 ] [ N°. 6.] [ VOL. II. ] AND Weekly GAZETTE. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1761. An ESSAY on TRUE HAPPINESS. MonStro quod ipse tibi possis dare : Semita certe Felicis per virtutem patet unica vit.— Juv. Sat. 10. Hc est Vita solutorum misera ambitione graviq. Hc me consolor, yiclurus suavius, ac si Qutor avus, pater atq. meus, patruufq. fuissent. Hor. Lib. i. Sat. 6. IMITATED. Hark! what says Reason; her Commands obey :— To Happiness thro' Virtue lies the Way. —— Thus pass their Days, On whom secure no curst Ambition preys : Thus I with Comfort more true Pleasure know, Than all the Blaze of Titles can bestow. THE ultimate Object of every Man's Pur- suit, is naturally suppos'd to be Happiness; the same is every Man's Wish, and the Desire of all. But the different Methods made Use of to acquire it, the various Courses Men take in their Pursuit after it, and the Variety of Notions seve- rally entertain'd of it, so little agreeable to its conceiv'd Nature in an impartial and tranquil Mind, almost raise a Doubt of the real Existence of true Happiness in this Life. The Suspicion of an ideal State only of true Happiness here, is in some Measure confin'd by the ill Success that at- tends Men in their respective Pursuits after Feli- city ; or at least we may learn from it, that Hap- piness is not without great Difficulty attainable. However, while all are blindly eager in the Pur- suit of it, scarce one in a thousand knows wherein it consists. AVARUS Night and Day watches his Coffers, with Transport hugs his Money Bags ; and tho' insensible of its Influence, ridiculously imagines bets clasping Happiness in his Arms. Gul0 is certain he has caught the Fugitive, as he feels the Tide of Pleasure rushing thro' him, while he dexterously brandishes his Knife and Fork at a noble Haunch of Venison. He de- fines Happiness, the Satisfaction of his carnivo- rous Appetite ; and defies any Man to produce a Certificate of greater and truer Happiness than he enjoys, when seated at the Head of the Table at a Corporation Feast. Red fac'd BIBO infists, that the Tavern is the Residence of true Felicity; and, as Hopes, Fears, Doubts; and Anxieties are the only Obstructions to Happiness, that the drunken Man, as sensible of neither, is the truly happy Man. HONORIUS pants after Honours, eagerly climbs up the Road to Dignity, and dreams that Happi- ness fits a Goddess cloath'd in Purple, distribut- ing her Blessings on the Summit of Power. With Labour and Pain hs gains the Top of the Ascent, and imagines himself in full Possession of undif- turb'd Felicity. When suddenly he awakes, finds himself entangled in Cares and beset with Diffi- culties. Envy, who always calls her envenom'd parts at Dignities, assaults him ; he is not able long to withstand her formidable Attacks ; gives Ground, and falls a Victim to his Ambition : So justly observes the Port : Aim not at Pow'r, else aim to be undone. BIBO does indeed drown his Cares protempore, but after each Debauch they return upon him with redoubled Violence. While he again has Re- aourse to his Bottle to stop his Doubts, and si- lence the faithful Monitor of his Breast. This Course of Life soon impairs his Strength, ruins his Constitution, and robs him of his Peace of Mind : When instead of Happiness at Twenty- five, he finds an old Age of Pain, Poverty, and Disease; and sinks wretchedly by painful Degrees into the Grave. GULO is not nearer the Attainment of Happi- ness : He, after having spent his Substance in in- dulging his ungovern'd Appetites, and experi- enc'd the Impossibility of finding Felicity in In- temperance, is carried off, amidst violent Fits of the Gout, by an Apoplexy. AVARUS having by severely pinching himself and distressing his Fellow- creatures, scrap'd to- gether considerable Riches, turns his own unhappy Tormentor; and, like TANTALUs, wretched and unpitied, starves amidst Plenty and Profusion. Thus far we find that Happiness is not so ea- fily attainable as it is generally imagined to be.— True Happiness, as Mr. ADDISON observes, is of a retir'd Nature, and an utter Enemy to Pomp and Noise.— It may be found with a Mediocrity of Fortune, and a Gentleness of Mind, which will preserve us from Fear or Envy. It is the Blessing of coveting nothing, and founded upon an Independency on Fortune. DIOGENES un- derstood this very well, when be put himself into an Incapacity of losing any Thing ; when even the greatest Monarch of the World could not add to his Satisfaction. What can be happier, fays SENECA, than that Condition from which we cannot fall ? He that is not content in Poverty, would not be happy in Plenty, for the Fault is not in the Thing, but the Mind : If that be sickly, remove him from a Kennel to a Palace, he is in the same Condition, for he carries his Disease along with him. We may therefore conclude, with SENECA, that he who pretends to a happy Life, must first lay a Foundation of VIRTUE, as a Bond upon him, to live and die true to that Cause. For we do not find Felicity in the Veins of the Earth, where we dig for Gold, nor in the Bottom of the Sea, where we fish for Pearl; but in a pure untainted Mind. In short, he is truly happy, who thinks his own Lot belt, and lives in the pleasing En- joyment of a good Conscience, which is the Tes- timony and Reward of a good Life. *** ADVERTISEMENTS 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 GAZETTE is circulated in London, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Tiverton, Taunton, Bridgcwater, Wells, Shepton- Mallet, Bruton, Frome, Gloucester, Cirencester, Tetbury, Malmsbury, Wotton- under- edge, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester, Kidderminster, Bewdley, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Covenuy, Warwick, Oxford, Abingdon, Hungerford, Newbury. Reading, Salisbury, Heitsbury, Warminster, Westbury, l. avington, Brdford, Trowbridge, Melksham, Devizes, Corshm, Chippenham, Calne, Marlborough, Dorchestert Blandford, Shaftsburry Weymouth, Sherborne, & c. & c. at the Post- Offices of most of which Places, Advertisements for this Paper, and Orders for all Manner of Printing, are taken in; as likewise by the Newmen No Letters received, unless POST- PAID.--— At the PRINITIG- Office aforesaid may be had, all Sorts of PATENT MEDIClNES, & c. 22 Copy of the Thanks to the Right Hon. Wm. Pitt, from the City of York, Nov. 6. Resol- ved, " That the Thanks of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Common of the City of York, in Common- council assembled, be pre- sente to the Right Hon. William Pitt, for the signal Advantages which this Nation has derived from his upright, wise, and vigorous Administra- tion ; to which, under Providence, we owe the Revival of the ancient British Spirit, the Acqui- sition of the most valuable and important Con- quests, and the Abolition of Party Distinctions. The Loss of so able, so disinterested a Statesman, who so happily united the Characters of the great Minister and the true Patriot, cannot but be deeply regretted at this critical Conjuncture by every Well- wisher to his King and Country. It is now again reported, that the Congress will be fix'd some Time n January next without fail, and that the Negotiation between France and our Court will shortly be revived. Effectual Care is ordered to be taken to block up the French sorts by our Ships. All the large Ships in the River and the Downs are ordered round to Portsmouth. It is the general Opinion that the Deposit for the. new Supplies will be made soon after Christmas. The States of Holland having taken into Con- sideration the Augmentation of their Marine at the same Time with the Augmentation of their Land Forces, they resolved that twelve Ships of the Line should be fitted out against the Spring or the Protection of their Trade and Navigation According to some Advices, the Prussians and Swedes have agreed to a Cessation of Hostilities during the Winter. According to the last Letters from Hamburg the Preparations of Denmark leave no Room to doubt of that Crown's entering into a War next Spring, They write from Berlin, that they were still ap- prehensive of a Visit from the Russians, who were not above six Leagues distant. Letters from Scanderoon of the 15th of Sep tember say, that the Plague is broke out there By Yesterday's Mails there is a Confirmation that the Inhabitants of Ceylon have massacred the Dutch in that I( land, and regained their Inde- pendency. If we may depend upon the last Advices from Holland, there is a very strong Party in that Coun- try for augmenting their Land Forces, and for assembling an Army in the Spring; which may possibly be employed, in Conjunction with the Forces of two Electors, to maintain the Respect due to Neutral Counties; and to prevent those Ravages, which have distinguished the present War, and particularly the present Campaign, from any Thing that is to be met with in History. Letters from Paris by Yesterday's Mail assure that the warlike Preparations which are making both in France and in Spain are immense; that the Contents of the late Treaty between the two Crowns are not yet distinctly known ; but that it was reported that one Part of the Plan which hath been concerted in Consequence of the Treaty, is to attack Portugal, which will compel England to divide her Forces, as her Trade with that Kingdom obliges her to defend it. In pursuance also of this Treaty, the two Crowns are to labour to gel the Infant Duke of Parma m use King of Lombardy, and to provide a proper Settlement for the Infant Don Lewis. By the Dutch Mail of this Pay, there is a. Con- firmation of the Victorie Privateer, Capi. Arnoux, who has done so much Mischief in the Mediter- ranean, being taken by the Pallas Man of War, and carried into Leghorn. Yesterday Morning, about Ten o'Clock, Mr. Perrot ( late a Linen- draper and Lacen on Ludgate- hill, sentenced to Death for concealing his Effects after a Statute of Bankruptcy was taken out against him,) received the Sacrament with Samuel Lee, who was executed this Day at Tyburn for Forgery. When he came into the Prefs- Yard, where his Irons were knocked off, his Behaviour was so decent, that it affected every Person present. He was executed in Smithfield about Eleven. He behaved very penitently, and prayed with great Fervency before lie was turned off. He was of Newport- Pagnell, Bucks ; where it is said he will be sent to be interred, by his own Defire.— When the Statute was taken out again It him, he was indebted to the Amount of upwards of 20, OOO1. This Morning, about a Quarter pad Nine, Sa- muel Lee ( convicted last Sessions for forging a Draught for 501.) was conveyed in a Cart from Newgate to Tyburn. He behaved all the Way in a very penitent Manner; being come to the fa- tal Tree, he prayed in a moll fervent Manner which being ended several young Gentlemen la- luted him in the Cart; he then pulled a Sheet cf Paper out of his Pocket, and read a molt moving Speech to the Spectators, exhorting them all to Jake Warning by his unhappy Fate, and to keep out of extravagant and loose Company, which had brought him to commit the Crime for which he was now molt justly to suffer. His Words drew Tears from every Spectator, and even the Executioner himself was not insensible to the Force. DESIRE and L O Y E. BEWARE, young Man, beware the Allure- ments of Wantonness, and let not the Har- lot tempt the to Excels in Iter Delights. The Madness of Desire ( hall defeat its own Pur- suits, from the Blindness of its Rage thou shalt ush upon Destruction. Therefore give not up thy Heart to sweet En- ticements, neither suffer thy Soul to be enslaved by her enchanting Delusions. The Fountain of Health which must supply the Stream of. Pleasure, ( hall quickly be dried up, and every Spring of Joy shall be exhausted. In the Prime of thy Life old Age ( hall over- take thee ; thy Sun ( hall decline in the Morning of thy Days. But when Virtue and Modesty enlighten her Charms, the Lustre of a beautiful Woman is brighter than the Stars of Heaven, and the Influ- ence of her Power it is in vain to resist. The Whiteness of her Bosom transcendeth the Lilly; her Smile is more delicious than a Garden of Roles. The Innocence of her Eye is like that of the Turtle; Simplicity and Truth dwell in her Heart. The Kisses of her Mouth are sweeter than Honey; the Perfumes of Arabia breathe from her Lips. Shut not thy Bosom to the Tenderness of Love ; the Purity of its Flame ( hall ennoble thine Heart; and soften it to receive the fairest Impressions. PSALM XI. Translated. GOD is my Hope ; in him distrest My Soul ( hall find untroubled Rett ; From him true Comforts flow ; In vain ye bid me then remove, Swift as the tim'rous panting Dove, And reach yon Mountain's Brow. Behold, ye fay, the impious Band Prepare the Bow, extend the Hand, And point th' unerring Dart ; With restless Eagerness they wait, In murd'rous Council meditate, To finite the guiltless Heart. Ah, what avails, that thou can'ft find An unoffending righteous Mind, When destitute of Aid ! God from his high exalted Throne Shall look with Indignation down, And all their Counsels read. Then ( hall his high almighty Arm Protect the Innocent from Harm, Each Danger drive away ; But on his impious Foes ( hall rain Destruction, Anguish, Wrath, and Pain, Affliction and Dismay. Flames shall in livid Show'rs descend, Their Dwellings horrid Tempests rend, And all their Holts annoy ; While on the Good ( far diff'rent Scene) He smiles with Countenance serene, That looks eternal Joy. THE Assignee of the Estate and A Effeas of JAMES EDMUNDS, of Trow- bridge in the County of " Wilts, a Prisoner dis- charged by. Virtue of the Insolvent Act, doth hereby give Notice, that he intends to make a Dividend of the Estate and Effects of the said James Edmunds, at the George- Inn at Trow- bridge aforesaid, on Thursday the 10th Day of December next. [ VOL. BATH. This is to acquaint the Curious, That there is come to this City, at the GEORGE- INN, near the CROSS- BATH, A WONDERFUL MAN; A Wonderful Man indeed ! That is born with a Double Voice; as soon a$ one Voice speaks, the other answers in the fame Breath. He pleases the Curious, and astonishes the Wife. His Performances are next to Impos- sibilities, and the Satisfaction they give universal. The ROYAL FAMILY, Royal Society, and se- veral of the Nobility, have honoured him with their Company. He has likewise been heard before learned Di- vines and eminent Physicians ; and has been al- lowed by all to be a Miracle. The Price is One Shilling for each Person. Elizabeth Hensboom, ( From the Black- Moor's- Head, in Catharine- Street, in the Strand, LONDON) At Mrs. SMITH'S, next Door to the Printing- Office in Stall- Street, Bath, HAS just: brought down a large Assortment of Papier Machee, Tortoise- shell and other Snuff- boxes, mounted or unmounted : Likewise a great Variety of Paper, Straw, Bone, and other Topthpick- cases ; fine Papier and Mother of Pearl Shuttles for Ladies ; Choice of Smelling- bottles and Cases for ditto; Quadrille Boxes; Lisbon, Tortoise- shell, and Ivory Toothpicks ; genuine Court Plaister, Essence of Bergamet, and other Articles too tedious to mention ; which will be fold as cheap as in London. Ladies and Gentlemen may be waited on at their Lodgings, if required. JOHN BRYANT, Upholder, A T T H E Royal- Bed in the Market- Place, Bath, Performs all MANNER of UPHOLSTERY WORK, And sells the various Articles belonging thereto, at the following low PRICES. Work. BEST Damask Moreen Beds, with ornamental Work, made from 20s. to 30s. or higher; plain ditto, from 15s. to 18s.— Washing- Beds from 8s. to 14s.— Half- Canopy ditto, from 4s. to 7s. — Common Festoon Window Curtains at 2s.— Drapery ditto from 3s. to 4s.— Easy- Chair- Cases 3s.— French ditto is. — Back- Stool- Cases is.— false Seats stuffed in Canvas with best curled Hair and Web, from 2od. to as.— Matrasses, from 2s. to 4s.— Rooms hung with Paper, at 2s. 6d. per Day each Man;— if dieted, is. ARTICLES SOLD Great Variety of Paper Hangings, from 2d. hf. to per Yard.— Mock India ditto from 8d. to 2s.— Real India ditto from 7s. to 103. per Sheet, ( three Yards)— Looking- Glasses ( as cheap as in London) from 3d. to Ten Guineas.— Screens of all Sorts, from 6s. to Four Guineas.— French Chairs ( stuffed with the belt curled Hair) at 12s. — Back Stools 8s.— Eaiy Chairs 25s.— Half- Ell Stuff- Damask, from 2s. 4d. to 3s. per Yard.— Moreens from 2s. to 2s. 4d.— Harrateens from ijd. to 2od.— Cheneys from i2d. to I4d.— Com- mon Furniture Checks from i2d. to 15d. per Yard— Inch- and- Inch ditto from 16d. to 18d.— Common Worsted Lace from 3f. to id. per Yard. — strip'd washing Lace from id. to 2d.— SilkLace from 2d. to 3d.— All Crimson Lace and Stuffs a Trifle dearer, on Account of Colour.— Fringes of all Sorts from 6d. to 4s. per Yard.— Worsted Lines from id. f. to id. hf.— Tossels from is. to is. 6d. each.— Horse- Hair for covering Chairs from 2s. 9d. to 3s. 6d.— TickPieces for Beds from 28s. to 42s.— Manchester ditto from 8s. to 20s.— English Ticks from 14d. per Yard to 3s.--- Goose Feathers from 14d. to 18d. per Pound— Common Feathers from 5d. to 8d.— Milpuff from 8d. to 1 id. per Pound— Flocks from 3d . hf. to 8d.— Flock Ticks from 1od. to 14d. per Yard.— Cot- ton Counterpanes from 15s. to 28s. each.— Whit- ney Biankets from 7s. 6d. to 36s.— Wiltlhire ditto from 6s. to 32s.— Gloucefterfhireditto from 5s. to 20s.— Yorkshire ditto from 3s. 6d. to 24s. — Somersetshird ditto from 1od. to 2s. per Yard. — Devonshire Rugs from 3s. 6d. to 14s.— Wilt- lhire ditto from 4s. to 16s.— Glpucestershire ditto from 7s. 6d. to 25s.— Essex ditto from 8s. to 24s. — Wilton Carpets from Two Guineas to Seven Guineas ; the Stuff unmade from 4s. 6d. per Yd. to 5s. and made up to any Size at 5s, 6d.— Kid- derminster Carpets from 15s. to 3l.— Scotch Car- peting from is. 1od. to 3s. 6d. per Yard.— Tur- key Carpets from 30s. to Ten Guineas each.— Hair- Cloth for Passages, from 1od. to 2s. per Yard.— All Sorts of white and colour'd Quilts from 16s. to 4l.— New and Second- hand Chairs, Tables, Bureaus, Chests of Drawers, Bedsteads, & c. & c. at the very lowest Prices, according to their Goodness. HOUSHOLD FURNITURE of all Kinds lett to Hire, in separate Articles. N. B. He has, just arrived, a Sort of Carpets made in England, which are equal to the Tur- key, and much cheaper. SEDAN CHAIRS made, mended, and lett to Hire. On an EPIGRAM. SEE, with what Virtue WIT is fraught ! Its Poignancy admire ! Which, by contracting Flights of Thought, Can set the Soul on Fire. So Convex Glasses, made compear, Contrail the Rays of Light; Which when apart give little Heat, But burn when they unite. OCTOBER 3, 1761. At the ORIGINAL INSURANCE- OFFICE, At BREWTON, in the County of Somerset, Lately open'd by Messrs. Whitehead, Dampier, and Others, ANY Person liable to serve in the MlLITIA in the laid County, at the next or any fu- ture Balloting that ( hall happen in the Space of Three Years from the Date hereof, may be in- demnified therefrom by paying Ten Shillings and Six- pence into the Hands of the laid Comp. who hereby promise to provide a fit Substitute, or pay the Fine for them. N. B. For the Convenience of those who live at too great a Distance to apply to the said Office at BREWTON, any Person may be insured by ap- plying to Mr. Pettingal, Mercer, Mr. Samuel Strange, or Mr. Thomas Beech, at the Angel- Inn, in Bath; Mr. John Starke, at the Globe in Newton; Mr. Thomas Crow, at the Lamb, or Mr. John Baber, at the Crown, in Keynsham; Mr. John Holebrooke, in Bedminster; Mr. Tho. Whitehead, Clothier, Mr. Jonathan Chandler, School- malier, or Mr. Hancock, in Frome ; Mr. Sabatrer, at the George in Shepton- mallet; or Mr. Matthew Thomas, in Evercreech. Proper Agents are appointed in all the princi- pal Towns in the Western Part of the County. *** Any Persons proper to serve as Substitutes, who will apply as aforesaid, ( hall have all proper Encouragement, and their Names registered, that due Preference may be given to such as apply first. Dr. Chase's Reslorative Balsamic Pills, for the Cure of Astmatic Coughs, and to prevent Miscarriages, & c. 2s. Betton's True and Genuine British Oil, for Wounds, Ulcers, Strains, Bruises, & c. is. Also the Refined Oil, to take inwardly for Con sumptions and Disorders of the Breast and Lungs, & c. is. 6d. Dr. Patrick Anderson's Grana Angelica ( beware you are not imp fed on by such as Yooll and other Hawkers from the North) or the True Scots Pills, sealed with the Doctor's Head, between C. D. is. the Box round or oval. Dr. Bateman's Spirits of Scurvy- Grafs, is. Dr. Baker's Balfam, which certainly cures and prevents. Putrefaction in the Gums, and strong Breath, & c. is. 6d. Schwanbcrg's Original Universal Fever Pow- der. 2 s. Dr. Daffy's True Rich Elixir, Half- Pint Bottle, is. 3d. Dr. Bostock's, and Squire's Elixirs, is. 3d. Dr. Stoughton's Elixir, is. Frier's Universal Balsam. is. Ladies Court Plaister. 6d. and is. True Eau de Luce, in is.— 2s.— and 3s. Bottles. Turlington's Balsam of Life. is. 9 d. and 3s. 6d. Godfrey's Original well- known Cordial for Chil- dren. 6d. Observe that the Names Dicey and Okell, be in all Direction Bills, with every Kettle or Box, to prevent Counterfeits The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. AS Mr. THOMPSON is gone to LONDON, anil his Return uncertain, his fo much admir'd HOUSE at BELVIDERE will be SOLD, or LETT to a reputable Family, ( without Children) or to single Ladies of For- tune.— Be pleased to enquire at the House. N. B, None but Principals will be treated with ; particularly such as only mean to give Trouble. By the King's Royal Authority. DR. Radcliff's famous Purging Elixir: Being the only celebrated Cathartic esteemed in the World, which daily adds to the Char after of that great Man, whose Name will live as long as the World shall endure; it far exceeding any Medicine yet experienced both in Quality and Quantity, being not of the Nature of those sweet Slops fold by this or that Name about the Kingdom, where the Sick are obliged to take four or five Ounces, or five or fix nauseous Pills, which render Physic so obnoxious, that Thou- sands puke at the Sight of either Vial or Pill Box ; but, on the Contrary, it is a fine Bitter, which is the most grateful Taste to them that have Occasion for Physic; and ' tis reduced into so small a Quantity, that a Spoonful proves a sufficient Dose in most Consti- tutions; requiring no Confinement, neither doe's it leave the Body bound, but gives two or three Stools the succeeding Day, working so kindly, and by Ways so familiar to Nature, that you'd bless your/ elf to feel its wonderful Effects : Therefore ' tis a Pity any Family should ' be unacquainted with its Virtues, all Persons of Sense agreeing in this que Point, that ' tis the very best of Purges to cleanse the Body of all gross and vicious Humours contracted by hard Drink- ing, Surfeits, Colds, Measles, or Small Pox. It destroys all Manner of Worms in Children or grown Persons, gives present Ease in the Cholic, expels Wind, and cures the Scurvy, Dropsy, Itch, and all running Sores or Breakings out whatsoever; ' tis taken with great Success in the Black or Yellow Jaundice, King's Evil, Swelling of the Face or Gums, bad Breath, Deafness ( provided the Ears run); it cures the Head- ach, Vertigo, and Heartburn, helps Digestion, dissipates Vapours and sudden Faintings, procures a strong Appetite, prevents Vo- miting, Reaching in the Mor ning, Gripes and Pains in the Bowels, Difficulty of Breath- ing, and Morning Sweats, strengthening the Nerves ; & there is no better Medicine in the World to prevent those Diseases which commonly at- tend Persons at Sea, occasioned by bad Air, Diet, & c. there- fore none who undertake long Voyages or Journies, ought to be without it, or omit taking it at Spring and Fall-, the Price being ( for the Advantage of the Poor) but Twelve- Pence, tho' well worth Twelve Shil- lings : Great Allowance is made to them who fell it again. To prevent Counterfeits, observe that each Bottle is sealed with the fame Arms as in the Mar- gin, and has a Label affix'd to it with these Words: Dr. Radcliff's Famous Purging Elixir, prepared by Dicey and Okell, ( whose Names are also in the Di- rection Bill) and fold Wholesale and Retail, at Dr. Bateman's Ware- House in Bow- Churcb- Yara, Lon- don; also Retail, Price is. by L. Lambe,_ and V. Taylor, Grocers, & c. in BATH ; J. Ball, in Bridge- water; A. Nurton, in Taunton; J. Brown, in Shepton- Mallet; W. Hancock, in Frome; J. Shoar, in Warmmster; J. Stuart, in Bradford; R. Bishop, in Pensford; and by one reputable Shopkeeper in every City and Market- Town in Great- Britain, & c. Sold like- wife by Authority of his Majesty's Royal Patents, Dr. Bateman's Pectoral Drops, ( for counterfeiting which, Randal, Russel, Jackson, and Clark, were found guilty, and paid considerable Costs) famous for curing Colds, Fluxes, Rheumatism, & c. & c. IS. Dr. Fraunces's Female Strengthening Elixir, is. 6d. Dr. Hooper's well known Female Pills, is. Baron Schwanberg's Liquid Shell, being a safe and sure Dissolvent of the Stone and Gravel, gives immediate Relief in the Stranguary, Wind Cholic, Disorders in tie Stomach and Bowels of Infants, preferable to any Cordials, is. 6d. II. ] The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. To be Lett, and enter'd on immediately, Or at St. THOMAS- DAY next, A HOUSE very healthy and plea- santly situated to a sins Prospect, with very large and convenient Work- houses, at BERFIELD, in the Parish of Bradford, in the County of Wilts, about a Quarter of a Mile from the Town; wherein Posthumus Bush, Cloth- worker, deceas'd, lately dwelt, and carried on a very large Trade.— It is convenient for a Clothier that makes a great Quantity of Cloth, and may be converted into a proper House for a Malster or a common Brewer, there being no Want of Water; and there are two very good Cellars, with a large Kitchen- Garden, a genteel Court before the House, seve- ral Acres of Pasture Ground adjoining, and a new- built Stable. At the same Place to be Sold, a very good Cloaths Press and Papers, with Handles, Teazles, Shears, and one double Rack or Tenter. *** For further Particulars, enquire of Benja- min Bush, at Turline, in the said Parish of Bradford. To be Lett, ( For any Term of Tears not exceeding 5) And enter'd on the First of JANUARY, 1762, CHELTENHAM SPAW WITH or WITHOUT Two or three Acres of Land adjoining. Any Person having a Mind to treat about it, may apply to Mr. HENRY SKILLICORNE, of Cheltenham, in the: County of Glocester; or to Mr. WILLIAM SKILLICORNE, Attorney at Law, at Worccster. N. B. This Estate requires no great Stock ; and a Man and a Boy are more than sufficient to ma- nage the Busines's all the Year round. To be Sold in fee by Auction, Or OTHERWISE, At Old- Down- Inn, in the County of Somerset, On Thursday the Third Day of DECEMBER next, between the Hours of Two and Four in the Afternoon, ( together, or in Lots) A Good Messuage or Dwelling- house, with a Barn, Stable, and Out- Houses, Orch- ard, and Garden, with about Twenty- eight Acres of Arable, and about Thirty Acres of Meadow and Pasture Ground thereto belonging : Situate, lying and being in the Parish of ASHWEEK, in the said County; about six Miles from Wells, and three from Shepton- Mallet. The Whole worth about Sixty Pounds a Year.— Also the Re version in Fee of six Cottages in the said Parish of Ashweek, now out on Lives. *** For further Particulars, or Sight of the Premises, enquire of Mr. Simon Witherell, At torney at Law, in Wells aforesaid ; or Mr. James Mills, Joiner, in Wells; or Mr. Henry Strode, at Ashweek aforesaid. Made and Sold at John Evill's Stocking and Shoe Ware- house, At the Golden- Fleece, the Corner of Green- street, near St. Michael's Church, BATH, WHERE the SHOE- MAKING TRADE is carried on in all its Branches, and made equal in Quality, and warranted as good as those fold at higher Prices; and sold at least Two Shil- lings in Twenty less than the present Prices else- where ; and the following Rcasons are assign'd for so doing, viz. A large Consumption— Dealing for Ready- Money— and a quick Return— for the fol- lowing Goods, viz. Boots and Spatterdashes; Mens and Boys Pumps and Shoes, all Sorts and Sizes; Mens Cork- Sole and Shoes for the Gout; Womens Silk and Sattin, fine and common, Cal- limanco and Lasting Pumps and Shoes ; and Lea- ther ditto ; Mens and Womens Galloshes ; and all Sorts of Womens Clogs of the neatest Make; Girls Callimanco and Lasting Pumps and Shoes; Morocco and Black Leather ditto every Size. And almost every Sort of HOSIERY GOODS of Worsted, Thread, and Cotton, both Knit and Wove, will be sold on the lowest Terms. BATH, Nov. 5, 1761. WHereas an Advertisement was publish'd in last Thursday's Paper, of JOHN EVILL'S carrying the SHOE MAKING Business on in all its Branches, and warranted as good as those fold at higher Prices : This is to acquaint the Public in general, that they are impos'd 011 by such Methods of proceeding. We will leave it to the candid Reader's Judgment, whe- ther a Pair of Womens Stuff Shoes or Pumps, for 1s. 3d. per Pair making, can be as well made as those at 2s. and 1s. 8d. per Pair, which is the very lowest Prices the Free Matters of this City give ; and for Mens in Proportion.— They put a Droll on their low Wages, by saying they deal for Ready- Money. We whose Names are hereunto subscribed will sell the Shoe- making Goods in all its Branches, as cheap in Substance ( tho' not in Tale of Mo- ney) as the said JOHN EVILL.— This Adver- tisement concludes with no underhand Dealing, but fair and above- board. WILLIAM CARTER, JAMES HEAD. GEORGE CHAMBERRY. BATH, NOV. 18, 1761. LOST, A Bill of Exchange for 210I. Drawn by Mr. Patrick Sweetman, of Dublin, in Favour of Mr. Nicholas Lawless, on Messrs. Gurnell, Hoare, and Comp. of London. *** Whoever has found it, and will deliver it to Mr. CAULETT, shall be properly rewarded.— It is of no Use but to the Owner, as it is not in- dors'd by him. This is to give notice, That WILLIAM FROST, EXETER CARRIER, SETS out from the PACK- HORSE near St. Michael's Church, BATH', every Tuesday Morning at Eight o'Clock, and arrives at the DOLPHIN- INN in EXETER the Friday following; and carries Goods, & c. at the usual Prices. He calls at the George in Glastonbury, the Bell- Inn in Taunton, the Squirrel in Wellington, and the Red- Lion in Culliton.— He likewise takes Goods for all other Parts of the West of England. N. B. No Money, Plate, or Jewels, will be for counted for, unless enter'd as such, and paid for accordingly. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sunday's and Monday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Germany DUSSELDORP, OCT. 29. THE heavy Rains we have lately had, have rendered the Roads in this Country so bad, that it is with Dif- ficulty a Wheel- Carriage passes, and have obliged Prince Soubize to put his Army into Quarters of Cantonment about Essen. The Dislocation of the Army will be soon made, and the Regiments will not have far to march to their Winter- Quarters, as this City, Cologn, Wesel, Rees, Cleves, and Aix- la- Cha- pelle, will easily contain all the Infantry : The Cavalry, now consisting of twenty- four Squa- drons, will have Winter- Quarters assigned them on the Left of the Rhine. WESEL, NOV. 1. The Inspectors having re- viewed the Troops, the Dislocation of the Army under the Command of the Prince de Soubise, is now made. Ten Battalions are marched into this Town. The rest of the Troops will be put into Garrison at Rees, Cleves, Dusseldorff, Co- logn, Aix- la- Chapelle, & c. LIEGE, OCT. 31. The French Court have de- manded of this State, Winter- Quarters for the Gendarmerie. As soon as that Corps were ap- prized of it, they sent an Express to the Duke of Choiseul, with their Reasons for desiring Leave to return to France. The Answer is soon expected. Four Battalions of French Guards have pas- sed through this City in their Way to Brussels ; one with another they are yet about five hundred and twenty Men each. This Day the first Battalion of Swiss Guards arrived here ; they are not so strong as the French Guards, having suffered by Desertion, but they make a better Appearance. Nov. 2. The second Battalion of Swiss Guards arrived here To- day ; they march To- morrow to Huy, and from thence to Waseige and Perwez into France, which is the same Road the French Guards took. HAMBOURG, Nov. 2. According to Advices from Magdebourg of the 30th past, Colberg con- tinued to defend itself. However, the Prussians have lost two Detachments, which were to have served as Convoy to a Transport with Provifions, & c. coming from Stettin; and not with standing Gen, de Platen likewise marched himself to Gold- now to cover the same, and had repulsed the Ene- my, he was nevertheless obliged to send the Transport back to Dam ; after which Gen. Platen marched to Stargard. The King of Prussia was yet, on the 27th, at Strelen. Nov. 3. According to Letters from Brunswic of the 30th past, Marshal Broglio having been joined by the Corps of M. de Stainville, which had been employed this whole Campaign in Hesse, seemed to be making Dispositions, as if he in- tended a second Attempt on that Town and Wol- senbuttel. Prince Flerick had occupied the first with 11 Battalion. and General Luckner the latter with 6. The reditary Prince, with 20 Battalions and 24 Squadrons, remained still en- camped near Hildersheim, to watch the future Motions of the Enemy. Holland. HAGUE, NOV. 6. Our Advices from Prince Ferdinand's Head- Quarters at Ohr are. of the 20th of October, at which Time no considerable Al- teration had happened in the Position of either Army. Marshal Broglio continued to put the greatest Part of his Army into Cantonment ; and, by several Dispositions which were making, it was natural to imagine he intended to withdraw his Troops from their present Situation, and take up his Winter- Quarters as last Year. The Prince of Soubise has made a Shew of at- tacking Ham, instead of palling the Rhine, has fortisied the Posts of Anhalt and Ysselbourg; but as different Detachments of Prince Ferdinand's Army are within Reach of Ham, which is like- wise supported by the Garrison of Munster and Lipstadt, it is not imagined that Prince Soubise will attempt any Thing ; on the, Contrary, the Advices from along the Rhine continue to give an Account of the Dispositions making for the Troops entering into Winter Quarters. The Prince of Soubile's Quarters were at Calcum, near Keyserswerth, on the 31st of October. The Russian's are said to have prevented a large Prussian Convoy from arriving at Colberg, which makes the Fate of that Place moruncertain, and especially, as the main Body of the Russian Ar- my is drawling nearer to it, Accounts from Silesia of the 24th ult. men- tion, that the King of Prussia having had In- formation that General Laudohn had detached a large Corps of Troops from his Army, sent a Reinforcement to the Garrilon of Glogau, where he apprehended an Attempt might be made ; but that the Austrian Detachment was since moved towards Freydenburg on the Queis's, and it was supposed would proceed through Lusatia into Saxony, to join Marshal Daun. By Letters from Saxony of the 28th ult. we are informed, that Marshal Daun's Arm had lately felled a great Number of Trees 011 the Side of Freyburg, and had made also seveval Changes in its Position ; but it did not yet appear what was the Marshal's Design. London. ADMIRALTY- OFFICE, NOV. 13. His Ma- jesty's Sloop the Hornet, commanded by Capt Johnstone, being 0n a Cruize, took on the 26th of last Month, 100 Leagues Welt of the Rock of Lisbon, Heureux, a small Snow Privateer, with 50 Men ; and, the same Day, after a long Chance, retook her Prize the Bee, a Snow loaded with Fish from Newfoundland, bound to Lisbon, and has carried them both into that Port. His Majesty's Ship the Dorsetshire, commanded by Capt. John Campbell, in her Way to Lisbon, also took, on the 11th past, the Henry, a Snow Privateer belonging to Bayonne, of 10 Guns and 58 Men. [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] London, November 14. Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of Shastesbury, Earl Powis, Lord Sandys, Lord Manshell' Lord Grantham, the Judges, & C. met in the Court of Exchequer in Westminster- Hall, and named the following Gentlemen as proper Persons for one of them to be appointed by his . Majesty to serve the Office of Sheriff for the several Counties. Berks, Joseph Andrews of Shaw, John Walter of Farley- hill, John Blagravc of Southcot, Esqrs. Devon. Wm. Tucker of Weft- water, Tho. Putt of Gittisham, Rich. Incledon of Pitton, Ef. Oxfordshire, Edmund Bluet of Sadburn, Wm. Vanderskemin of Kaverfham, Edward Horn of Pyrton, Esqrs. Somerfet. Samuel Dodington of Horsington, Thomas Gunston of Bishops- hall, Philip Winter of Bishops- Lideard, Esqrs. Southampton. Joseph Portal of Teefolk, Tho- mas Gatehouse of Wallop, Thomas Prior of Kingfclere, Esqrs. Worcestershire, Plucknet Woodrof of Wychen- ford, Benjamin Johnson of Worcester, Edward Wheeler of Lindridge, Esqrs. Wiltshire, George Turner of Penley, Prince. Sutton of the Devizes, John Walker of Comp- ton- Basset, Esqrs. As his Majesty, Yesterday Morning, was go- ing out an Ailing, two ancient Men from Che- shire, the one 82, the other 78 Years of Age, delivered a Petition to his Majesty, offering to make a full Discovery of a Silver Mine, that they, after 20 Years Search, have found out in the said County of Chester ; which Petition his Majesty received very graciously. Wednesday, according to annual Custom, were presented to, and most graciously received by, his Majesty, 24 Herring Pyes, from the Corporation of Norwich, by which they hold their Charter. Thursday the Right Hon. William Pitt, Esq. Member for the City of Bath, took the Oaths and his Seat in the House of Commons. We hear a large Fleet is soon to sail from Portf mouth on some important Expedition. It is now again reported, that the Congress will- be fixed some Time in January next, and that the Negociation between France and our Court will shortly be revived. We hear that some Regiments of Infantry are ordered to march towards the South of England, in order to be ready to embark if Occasion should require it. We hear that the Managers of the Antigallican Privateer are applying for Letters of Reprisal against the Spaniards. By some Letters from the Hague of the 5th In- stant, we learn, that they had an Account, that the Russians had made themselves Masters of Treplow in Brandenburg, and had made the Garrison of six Prussian Squadrons Prisoners of War. The last Letters from Holland advise, that M. Broglio was labouring to place his Troops in Winter- Quarters in such a Manner, that, in cafe of Necessity, they might reassemble in a few Hours. These Letters add, that no Battle is to be expected this Campaign, both Generals study- ing only how they shall harrass each other most during the Winter. The Letters from France continue full of the perfect Harmony which prevails between that Court and Spain ; and of the Measures which are taking for carrying their joint Schemes into Exe- cution. 23 We learn from Petersburgh, that the Project of a new Treaty of Commerce between that Empire and Great- Britain, has been lately transmitted to London. By the Death of the Duke of Schleswig- Hol- stein- Ploen on the 18th ult. without Male Issue, his Dutchy ( the annual Revenue whereof is be- tween 9o and 100,000 Crowns) devolves to the King of Denmark, by Virtue of a Convention signed the 29th of November, 1756. The Regency of Hanover, in Consideration of the Scarcity of all Manner of Grain in that Elec- torate, have ordered large Magazines to be filled in order to reduce the present Market- price, which is very exorbitant: The fatal Distemper amongst the young Cattle continues still to make great Havock, the whole Breed of Cattle at Herenhau- sen having died of it. A Matter of a Ship, lately arrived in Town from the West- Indies, where he had been taken by the French, observes, that the Town and Fortification of Porto Bello, in the Island of Cu- ba, are at present in a better State of Defence than they have been these many Years; the Works of which are carried on under the Direction of an able Engineer from Europe. The true Cause of the Arrest of M. de Vrintz, the Austrian Resident at Bremen, was an inter- cepted Letter from him to Marshal Broglio, point- ing out a Method of seizing Bremen and destroy- ing the Magazines in that Town. The last Advices from Copenhagen assert, that there is a Treaty on the Carpet between that Count and those of London and Berlin; that if the Treaty should take Place, the Count de St. Germain would no longer have the chief Com- mand of the Danish Forces ; and that this General began already to be coolly looked upon, for which n0 Reason was assigned. A Letter from Greenock mentions, that the Herring Fishing at the Lewes has turned out be- yond Expectation, and has been reckoned in ge- neral a very successful Season. We hear that a Gentleman of Durham lately came from thence to Town in 28 Hours, includ- ing ail Stoppages. A most remarkable light Saddle was made last Week for Lord March, the Weight of which, with the Stirrups, Girth, and Surcingle, did not exceed two Pounds ten Ounces. Yesterday died is the Middlesex Hospital, John Duke, a Bricklayer, who was sent there on Tues- day. He had cut his Throat that Day, after stab- bing his Wife in Thomas- street, Drury- Lane, on a frivolous Occasion; of which Wound the Wo- man instantly expired. The Island of Ceylon, from which the Dutch have been expelled after a general Massacre, pro- duced the Cinnamon with which that Nation sup- plied ail Europe ; for they had destroyed the Cin- namon- Trees at Cochin, and were sole Matters of Ceylon. This Island is situated about forty- five Leagues from Cape Comorin, between the 6th and 10th Degree of North Latitude, and be- tween the 79th and 82d Degree of East Longitude. two hundred in Circumference. Some imagine it to be the Taprobana of the Antients. It was discovered by the Portuguese in 1506, or accor- ding to others, not rill 1609 ; but unable to pe- netrate into the upper Part of the Country, they settled only on the Coasts. However, they kept Possession of their Conquests, and of the Cin- namon Trade, which hath rendered the Island fo famous for above a Century. In 1602, Ceylon began to be visited by the Dutch, who making themselves Matters of the Point des Galles, or Punta Galla, successively seized all the other Forts possessed by the Portuguese, whom they drove quite out of the Island, in 1657, by the Reduction of Colombo, the handsomest and strongest Town in Ceylon. To Miss B----- P------ FEW of our Sex, you Say, Sincerely love ; ' Tis Man's best Privilege unblam'd to rove. Learn then, my Fair, what Arts will firmly bind, And fix in Constancy th' unsettled Mind. When over our Hearts triumphantly you reign, Think not that Beauty justifies Disdam. You too mutt love ; your Breast in sweet Return With honest Warmth should undissembled burn. Happy the Maid, and worthy to be bless'd, Whole Soul, entire by him she loves possess'd, Feels every Vanity in Fondness lost, And wants no Pow'r but that of pleasing most. For her inconstant Man might cease to range, And Gratitude forbid Desire to change. Thus I, dear B , would your Charms improve, And form your Heart to all the Arts of Love. The Talk were harder to secure my own Against the Power of those already known : For well you twist the secret Chains that bind, The gentle Force which captivates the Mind ; Skill'd ev'ry soft Attraction to employ, Each flattering Hope, and each alluring Joy. I own y0ur Genius, and from you receive The Rules of pleasing, which to you I give. O. A PARADOX. HEALTH, Strength, and Riches, Credit, and Content, Are spared best sometimes when they are spent : Sickness & Weakness, Loss, Disgrace and Sorrow, Lend most sometimes when they most seem to borrow. Blest be the Hand that helps by hurting, gives By taking, by forsaking me relieves: If in my Fall ray Rising be thy Will, Lord, I will say, the worse the better still. I'll speak the Paradox, maintain thou it, And let thy Grace supply my Want of Wit ; Leave me no Learning that a Man may see, So I may be a Scholar unto thee. HERBERT. 24 To be sold under Prime- Cost, At the Lamb- Inn in Stall- Street, Bath, Several HUNDRED YARDS of Printed Linens and Cottons. And some Few Pieces of Plain and sigur'd Silks and Stuffs. To continue to be sold till Saturday Night, and positively DO longer. LONDON, BATH, and BRISTOL Flying- Waggons, ( By Way of the DEVIZES) SET out from Gerrard's- Hall, Basing- Lane, and the King's- Arms, Holbourn - Bridge, London, every Sunday and Wednesday Evening; arrive at Bath every Wednesday and Saturday Morning early, ( lying but one Night on the Road) and go to Bristol the same Day. Set out from Bristol every Saturday and Wednesday Noon, and from Bath every Sunday and Wednesday Even- ing ; arrive in London the ensuing Wednesday and Saturday Mornings early. There art also Waggons set out on the other Days of the Week, from the same Inns in Lon- don, and from Peter's Pump at Bristol, ( thro' Bath and Devizes) which lie three Nights on the Road : By which Means, Gentlemen, Tradesmen, and others, have more frequent Opportunities of being served in the Carriage of large Quantities of Goods, to and from London, Devizes; Bath, Bristol, Shepton- Mallet, Weils, and Places ad- jacent, together with most of the principal Towns in the West.— Goods are likewise forwarded to and from all the principal Towns in South- Wales. For further Particulars, apply to Benjamin Burnley, at Gerrard's- Hall Inn in Basing- Lane, and Jacob Watts, at the King's- Arms, Hol bourn- Bridge, London ; at our Ware- house in Bath ; and in Bristol to Mr. Richard Giles, at the Lamb- Inn, near Lawford's- Gate, or On the Exchange ; also to Frederick White, at the Ware house in St. Peter- Street, 01 to their Compter op- posite the Pump in the said Street. For the better Conveniency of the Public, those Waggons take up and put down Goods and Pas- sengers at the New Wite- Horse Cellar, and Black ana White Bears in Piccadilly. The whole performed with the greatest Punc- tuality and Dispatch, on the lowest Terms, by the Public's much obliged and most obedient humble Servants, LIONEL LEE, RICHARD GILES, THOMAS KING, | JAMES BULL. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. [' VOL. II. ] Wednesday's and Thursday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. *** Arrived the Mails from Holland and Flanders. Sweden. STOCKHOLM, Oct. 16. WE have received the News of our Fleet's being arrived in the Harbour at Carlseroon, aster having suffered a good Deal by the bad weather by the bad Weather. And we hear several of the Russian Men of War had been obliged to take Refuge in Carlshamn, upon the Coast of Blekin : The others were a few Days ago in Dantzick Road. Germany. MACDEBOURG, Nov. 3. The Letters from Pomeraniz mentiou, that General Platen had pe- netrated with a Body of 6000 Men as far as Gol- now, where his Van Guard, consisting of two Free Bastalions, commanded by Col. Coroiere, was surrounded, and made Prisoners, by a very superior Corps of Russians. We hear from Stettin, that the Garrison, and that Part of the Prussian Army, which remained before Colberg, under the Command of the Duke of' Wirtemberg, were in no Want of Necessaries of any Kind. On the 28th past the King of Prussia still con tinued at Strehlen ; His Cavalry, as well as that of General Lauduhn near Freyhourg, were can- toned, here having been, in thole Parts, a consi derable Fall of Snow. The Corps under Ge- neral Beck, which marched to Fridenbcrg upon the Queiss, is expected to join Marshal Daun, s the Winter Quarters assigned them in the Towns on the Left of the Rhine, except some Squadrons of Cavalry that will be quartered, in the Bishop- ric of Liege. LIEGE, NOV. 7. It is determined that the eight Squadrons of the Gendarmerie shall have their Winter Quarters in this State, between the Sambse and the Maes; but the Etat- Major will be lodged in this City. We shall also have six other French Squadrons quartered in our Ter- ritories. It is strongly reported here, that Campfort's Corps will be incorporated in the Regiment of Vierset, to serve as Light Troops in that Regi- ment; and that the Whole will be commanded by Brigadier Vierset. It is, also said, that Hori- on's Regiment will be incorporated in Bouillon's, to make it four Battalions. Holland. HAGUE, NOV. 13. Prince Ferdinand decamp- ed from Ohr on the 4th Instant, and crosted the Weser. His Serene Highness established his Head Quarters at Hagenohsen that Night : The Army encamped between Hastenbeck and Tu- dern, but were to march from thence immediately. The heavy Baggage was sent to Hameln. Mart shall Broglio was on the same Day at Eschershau- sen: His Troops were foraging, whilst the Allied Army crossed the Weser; which had the acciden- tal Inconvenience of discovering Prince Ferdi nand's Motions, whilst it obliged the French to retire with Precipitation. The Hereditary Prince marched the Day before the Army, on the 3d Instant, crossed the Leme, and marched to Eltz ; and on the 5th, had a Can- nonade of some Hours with a Body of the Enemy, upon the Mountain of la Have above Eimbeck. Major- General Freytag, with his Body of Light Troops marched forward the same Day which the Army crossed the Weser to Lutter ; and on the 5th attacked and carried a Poll of the French between that Place and Ahausen : He was proceeding to Seesen, but learned on his March that Lieutenant- General de Stainville had aban- doned that Place with Precipitation, and instead of turning to Eimbeck, had retired to Northeim. General Freytag pursued, and came up with the Rear- Guard, and took several Prisoners. Lieutenant General Wangenheim and General Luckner marched, on the 4th, to Bodenburg and Grossen Elve towards Gandersheim, where Prince Xavier of Saxony was with his Reserve. The Consequence of these Motions is said to have been the dislodging Marshal Broglio from Eschershausen; and it is thought a general Action between the two Armies may ensue. Marshal Soubise continues to have his Head- Quarters at Essen, whilst his Troops are chiefly cantoned between the Emser and the Roer. His Motions seem to depend entirely upon those of Marshal Broglio's Army; but his Operations have been confined of late to sending Patroles as far as Werle. Both Armies had expected to Separate for their Winter- Quarters about the 5th. Colberg held out still on the 2d of this Month, and it was hoped that Means had been found to send them a Supply of Provisions. The Russian Army is still in Pomerania. [ Thus far the Gazette.] MARRIAGES. The Right Hon. the Earl of Donegall, to the Lady Ann Hamilion, Daugh- ter to her Grace the Dutchess Dowager of Ha- milton, at her Grace's Scat in Suffolk.— William. Robinion, Esq. a Hamburgh Merchant, of Bue klesbury, to Miss Tuck, of Throckmorton- street. DEATHS. In the 92d Year of his Age, Sir Thomas Brand, Knt. who had been for many Years Embellisher of Letters to Eastern Princes. — The Lady of *** Lilley, Esq. of a Cancer in her Bread, near Ongar in Essex.— Major- Gen. David Watson, Colonel of the 38th Regiment of Foot, and Quarter- Master- General of his Majes- ty's Forces. STOCKS. Bank Stock, 103 3- 4ths, a 104. India ditto, 127. South- Sea ditto, 83. Three per Cent. Bank reduced, shut. Ditto consolida- ted, 71 i- half, a 5- 8ths, a 7- 8ths. Three per Cent, ditto, 1716,71 i- half. Three i- half Bank Annuities, 1756, 75 3- 4ths. Three i- half per Cent. ditto, 1758, 78 3 4. ths. Four per Cent. 1760, 85 i- half, a 3- ths. Three per Cent, old S. S. Annuities, 71 7- 8ths, a 73 ex div. Ditto new Annuities, 721- 4th. Ditto 1751, 72. Ditto India Annuities, 71. Long Annuities, i- 8th. India Bonds, 17s. a 16s. Pre. New Navy Bills 9 5- 8ths, disc. Exchequer Bills, 8s. Disc. Lot tery Tickets 11d .4s. 6d. Script. 72 7- 8ths. a 73. Bristol, November 18. Came in Since our last, The Ann, Thomson, from Newfoundland ; the Prince George, Green- way, from Jamaica; the Amey, Kennedy, from South Carolina; the Lady Gabeiha, Koper, from Bremen ; and the City of Waterford, Kelly, from Galway. Arriv'd, At Liverpool, the Martin, Pheelan, at Valla Nouer, the Young William, Kerr, at Water ford, the Nonsuch, Hancock, and at New- foundland, the Constintine, Forsyth, all from Bristol, and the Rose, Hill, from Waterford, and Favourite, Jones, fri< m Guadalupe ; at Ire- land, the Only Daughter, Corbin, from New foundland; at Newfoundland, the Sloop, Francis, from Barbadoes, and the Bristol Merchant. Deche, and the Marlborough, Gibson, bath from this Port; at Gibraltar, the Marquis of Granby, Scott, and the Antigua Factor, Wheedon, both from Newfoundland, and have carried in with them a retaken Ship from Dublin to Antigua, after being taken 5 Days. The M'Aulle, ***, from Guadalupe, to this Port; and the Two Sifters, Daniell, from Af- rica to Jamaica, are taken and carried into Mar tinico. Sunday died Mrs. Whitlow on the Key. Thursday died Dr. John Bonython, one of the Physicians of our Infirmary. We hear from Haverfordwest, that this Day fe'nnight four Men at Nask Colliery, three Miles from that Place, went into a Pit in order to drain some Water there from which the late Rains had Forc'd in, after working about two Hours, and finding themselves grow cold, lighted a Fire of Small Coal and Clay, which affected them so much that one was taken put dead and another died loon after: The other two having immediately a Vomit given them by a neighbouring Apothecary, are in a fair Way of doing well. To be Lett immediately, READY- FURNISH'D, A HOUSE in Orchard- Street, Near the PARADES. * Enquire of BASIL WAKE, Apothecary. London, November 17. Affairs are in firth a Situation at Madrid, that our Ambassador ( we are credibly informed) has requested his Recall. We are told that there were a greater Variety of Wines at the Lord Mayor's Dinner at Guildhall on the 9th Inst. than was ever seen in Europe We hear that the whole Expence attending the making the above Entertainment cost near 9000l. The Loss of Plate at Guildhall was very tri- sling, considering the Quantity, it being no more than one Spoon and a Fork. There is an Account from Petersburgh, that a Fire broke out at Cronstadt the latter End of Sept which had reduced to Ashes upwards of an hun- dred Houses. They write from Constantinople of the 3d ult that in the Night between the 23d and 24th of September last, a violent Fire broke out there, in the Alpasar ( or Horse Market) which com- municated itself to the adjacent Palaces and Houses, and reduced a great Number of them to A shes. Arm) in Saxony, who, it is believed, will then begin to act. In the mean Time, Prince Henry keeps his Position at Schlettau ; and the Army of the Empire are plundering and raising Contri- butions, where they can with Impunity. Last Sunday Morning Princess Ferdinand of Prussia was brought to Bed of a Princess, and continued in a fair Way of Recovery. HAMBOURG, Nov. 6. Letters from Pomera- nia say, that the Russian General Romanzow had Ordered some Battalions and Sqadrons to invest Treptow ; and that General Knoblock, who had thrown himself with his Corps into that Town, having refused to surrender the Place, it was bom- barded ; and several Houses having taken Fire, the said General found himself obliged to capi- tulate 011 the 24th past. The Lots which the Prussians have sustained in Prisoners is considera- ble ; besides ten Pieces of Cannon and six Co- lours, taken by the Russians. DUSSELDORFF, NOV. 6. Prince Soubize's Army, that for these ten Days past have been cantoned about Essen, will next Week enter into One of the Burghers of Menu, after eight Years Evidence, presented last Week to the Re- gency a new Piece of Artillery, not of Metal, but of Paste, of a Kind of glewy Nature. which carries a Ball 400 Yards, and will beat down Walls at that Distance. The Ball is also of a particular Composition ; the Piece need not be spunged ' till it has fired a hundred Times; it weighs but fifty Founds, and each Ball but two and a half; so that one Man may carry the Piece, and another the Ammunition.— What Carnage, ( adds this Account) if in an Army of 10,000 Men ten thousand of these Pieces were employ'd ? and then exclaims, Was it a Man or a Davil that invented this delegable Machine ? We hear that a Bill will be brought into Par iament, to make PERJURY Death in some Cases On Friday last a Chimney Sweeper's Boy pic- ked up nine Lottery Tickets folded in a Bit of Paper. Yesterday the Lottery began drawing at Guild- hall, when Ho. 28,285, being the first drawn Ticket, was entitled to 500l. N0. 16,847, 17,521, and 31,991, were drawn Prizes of 1ool. each. BANKRUPT. John Cox, of the Devizes, Gio- cer and Chapman On FRIDAY the 26th Instant Nov. Will be published, By J. LEAKE and W. FREDERICK, Booksellers, in BATH, The following ALMANACKS ; Which, by Reason of an Additional Stamp- Duty laid thereon by Parliament, will be sold as here- after mentioned. ANDREWS, Coley, Gentlemans Diary, Ladies Diary, Moore, Patridge, Parker's Ephe- meris, Pearse, Poor Robin, Saunders, Season, Wing, and White's Ephemeris. 9d, each stitch'd. Rider's British Merlin. stitch'd. 9d. Goldsmith's Almanack. stitch'd. 9d. The broad London, or Wing's Sheet Alma- nack. 6 d. Ditto Cambridge, or Philomath's Sheet Al- manack. 6 d. The small London, or Raven's Sheet Almanack printed from a Copper- Plate. 6d. The Oxford Sheet Almanack, is. 2d. The Stationers Almanack, is. 3d. Where likewise may be had, The Court and City Register, Price bound 2s. with an Almanack 2s. 9d. Dodsley's new Me- morandum- Book improved. The Gentleman's and Tradesman's Pocket Assistant. The Ladies Memorandum- Book, by Dodsley. The Ladies Complete Pocket- Book. All Wholesale or Retail. Bath, November 19. Tbe Public are desir'd to be careful to ask for the BATH CHRONICLE and WEEKLY GAZETTE publish'd by CORNELIUS POPE ; as the Proprietor of the Bath Advertiser ( a Saturday's Paper) al- ter'd their Day of Publication to Thursday, when our Proposals were first distributed, and likewise pi rated Part of our Title, viz. Bath Chronicle:-— We therefore give this necessary Caution, lest they shou'd attempt to impose their Paper on the Public for THIS. Arriv'd here, The Earl and Countess of Ches- terfield, Earl and Countess of Holdernesse, Earl and Countess of Northumberland, Lord Suffolk, Lord Tyrawley, Lady Bastard, Sir William Ben- nett and Lady, Col. Ward, Capt. Fielding, Capt. Patridge, Capt. Patrick, Capt. Measie, Capt. Colwell, Mr and Mrs Adams, Mr and Mrs Folkes, Mr and Mrs Brough, Mr and Mrs Inks- man, Rev. Dr. Cooper, Rev. Mr. Wheeler, Rev. Mr. Natt, Mr Fynch, Mr Stephens, Mrs Lynch, Mr Gwyn, Mr Morrice, Mr Clavering, Mr Ba- con, Mr B. Skinner, Mr Hawkins, Mr Hinx- man, Mr Buckeridge, Mr Ogden, Mr Sum- mers, Mr Faning, Mrs Anderlide, Mrs Twis- dale, Mrs Langley, Mrs Boyington, Mrs Kil- legrew, Mrs Hibbart, Mrs Mead, Mrs Martin and Miss, & c. & c. William Earl, of Malamsbury in the County of W'ilts, Esq. is appointed Receives- General for that County, in the Room of John Turner Esq, deceased. Yesterday se'nnight died here the Rev. Mr. Wain house, Rector of Keevil i Wilts. Monday last died, Mr. Samuel Piynn, Senior, Clerk to Ralph Allen, Esq. at Prior- Park, up- wards of forty Years.— A Man greatly esteem d for his Fidelity, Care, and Diligence. The same Day died Mr. Joseph Dart, one of the Officers of Excise ; who for near forty Years conducted himself in that Office with the greatest Integrity, and such an amiable Deportment, as doth Honour to his Memory, Monday Wo Chairmen carried a Man weigh- ing fourteen Stone six Ponnd, from the Grove to Bathford Bridge, ( being three Miles and a half) wit your resting ; a Wager depending thereon. The Lift of the Prices in the present State- Lot- tery ( published by Authority) is to be seen each Day at the Seven- Sars on the Borough- Walls. At Devizes Market last Week, Wheat sold from 16s. to 34s. Barley from 13S. to 17s. Oats from 13s. to 16s. Beans from 24s. to 27s. WHOEVER are inclined to become Adventurers in the PRESENT STATE. LOTTERY, may be supply'd with TICKETS By William and Robert Clement, LINEN- DRAPERS, in Wade's- Passage, BATH. In this Lottery ( notwithstanding there are TWO Prizes of TEN THOUSAND POUNDS each, besides Thirty- eight other Capital ones) there are but very little more than FOUR Blanks to a Prize! ( and no Prize of lets Value than; Twenty Pounds!) each Blank valued at six Pounds, which we buy, as also the Prizes, ( and likewise Blanks, or Prizes, of former Lotteries; or we give in Exchange for them, Tickets, Shares or Chances, in the present Lottery) and give the most Money for either of them as Toon as they are drawn. And in order to accommodate all those of this City, and its Neighbourhood, or others who resort hither, ( that please to favour us with their Commands) who don't like to risk all they intend to venture, on one Number, but rather chuse a Pert, in several: We have therefore divided, a Variety of Tickets, into Shares, and Chances, such as, Halves, Quar- ters, Eighths, and Sixteenths, ( a single one of ei- ther Share, or Chance, any one Person, may be furnished with; the Money arising from them, will be paid by us, as soon as they are drawn; which we propose selling here, every Day, at the same Price as they are sold by the principal Brokers of Credit and Security, in London ; but we can- not fix the Price of either ' till after the Post ar- rives every Day. s. l. d. I. A Sixteenth Chance o o o 625 An Eighth Chance o o o By which 1250 A Quarter Chance - 0 o o may be 2500 A Half Chance - o 00 gain'd 5000 A Whole Chance ---- o o o 1oooo A Sixteenth Share o o o 625 An Eighth Share - o 00 By which 1250 A Quarter Share - o o o may be 2500 A Half Share------ o 00 guin'd 5000 A Whole Ticket 000 10000 The Purchasers of' Shares, are entitled to Par? of the Prizes, and Blanks, — the Purchasers of Chances, to the Prizes only. We register Tickets, Shares, and Chances, ( whither bought of ourselves, or of others) at Sixpence each Number, and the earliest Notice of them Success will be sent by the first Poll, ( from London) to any Part of Great Britain or Ireland- All Letters, Post- paid, or Orders sent by the News- men or others, will be punctually answered, and Schemes of the Lottery given gratis. The Draw- ing began on Monday last the 16th Instant, at Nine o'Clock in the Morning; so there's no Time to be lost. We shall continue to fell undrawn Chances, Shares, and Tickets, while the principal Prizes remain in the Wheel. N. B. FOUR Pounds more will be paid by us for every Twenty Pound Prize, in this Lottery, and for all other higher Prizes, to the Purchasers of Chances, than were in any former Lotteries. TEN Pounds were always deducted from the Chances in former Lotteries, by the principal Brokers of Security and Credit in London, and so likewise by us : But in this Lottery ( in order to oblige the Public, by removing an old Complaint) we will deduct only Six Pounds, from every whole Chance, and so in Proportion from all the smaller Shares of chances.
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