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Pope's Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette

18/03/1762

Printer / Publisher: Cornelius Pope 
Volume Number: II    Issue Number: 23
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Date of Article: 18/03/1762
Printer / Publisher: Cornelius Pope 
Address: Printing Office, Stall-street
Volume Number: II    Issue Number: 23
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[ NUMB. 23. ] [ 87 ] [ VOL. II. ] AND WEEKLY GAZETTE. 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. THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1762. The Public having for same Time past been im- pos'd on with so many sham Ghosts, ( which cre- dulous People are apt to place too much Belief in) the following may not be disagreeable to the Ge- nerality of our Readers. Remarkable Discovery of a MURDER, By Means of a pretended GHOST. AFarmer, on his Return from the Market at Southam, in the County of Warwick, was murthered. A Man went the next Morning to his Wife, and enquired if her Husband came Home the Evening before ; the replied No, and that she was under the utmost Anxiety and Terror on that Account. Your Terror, said he, cannot equal mine ; for last Night, as I lay in Bed, quite awake, the Apparition of your Husband appeared to me, shewed me several ghastly Stabs in his Body, told me he had been murthered by such a Person, and his Carcase thrown into such a Marie- Pit. The Alarm was given, the Pit search'd, the Body found, the Wounds answered the Description of them. The Man whom the Ghost had accused, was ap- prehended and committed, on a violent Suspicion of Murder. His Trial came on, at Warwick, before the Lord Chief Justice Raymond, when the Jury would have convicted, as rashly as the Justice of the Peace had committed him, had not the Judge checked them. He addressed himself to them in Words to this Purpose : " I think, Gen- tlemen, you seem inclined to lay more Stress on the Evidence of an Apparition, than it will bear. I cannot say that I give much Credit to these Kind of Stories ; but be that as it will, we have no Right to follow our own private Opinions here : We are now in a Court of Law, and mast deter- mine according to it ; and I know not of any Law now in being which will admit of the Testmony of an Apparation ; nor yet if it did, doth the Ghost appear to give Evidence."— Crier, said he, call the Ghost, which was thrice done to no Manner of Purpose. It appear'd not. " Gentlemen of the Jury, continued" the Judge, the Prisone at the Bar, as you have heard, by undeniable Witnesses, is a Man of a most unblemish'd Character ; nor hath it appeared, in the Course of the Examina- tion, that there was any Manner of Quarrel or Grudge between him and the Party deceased. I do verily believe him to be perfectly innocent ; and, as there is 110 Evidence against him either positive or circumstantial, he must be acquitted. But from many Circumstances which have arose, during the Trial, I do strongly suspect that the Gentleman, who saw the Apparition, was himself the Murtherer ; in which case he might easily ascertain the Pit, the Stabs, & c. without any super- natural Assistance ; and on such Suspicion I shall think myself justified in committing him to close Custody, till the Matter can be further enquired into." This was immediately done, and a War- rant granted for searching his House, when such strong Proofs of Guilt appeared against him. that he confessed the Murther, and was executed at the next Assize. It is hoped that this simple Relation of a Mat- ter of Fact, now on Record, will be a sufficient Caution toothers, not to be over hasty in giving Credit to the Testimony of Apparitions. Occasion'd by a Copy of Verses being left on the Author's Table. IF evil Sprites when they forsake Their Haunts, ( as Sages think) Do never fail to leave behind A Curse, they call a Stink. Some good, some Guardian- Angel, thou Hast graciously thought fit, Content and pleas'd with thy Abode, R To bless it with your Wit. Honest Bluntness not always the best Means to gain Esteem. CHARLES BLUNT, and SIMON WHPEDLE, both lived with their Uncle, Sir SAMPSON LOVEPRAISE, a Man of Sense, but too fond of Flattery ; and as most Men, when they advance to the Winter of Life, have some Foible or other, so did our Sir Sampson put an entire Faith in Dreams, or any fabulous Story, be it ever so absurd the good old Knight swallowed it with the utmost Pleasure ; by which Means he was laughed at and despised by the Generality of his Acquaintance. As both his Nephews had the utmost Liberty of Speech, Charles used to take every Opprotunity to blame this excessive Love of Flattery in his Uncle ; and that greedy Desire of any Thing of the Marvelous : With what Pleasure would the old Man see and hear Stories of Apparitions, which his Nephew Wheedle took Care to supply him with on every Occasion ; and by thus indul- ging the good old Knight in all his Foibles, he insensibly crept into his Favour in Preference to Charles, whole honest and friendly Advice was disregarded. The Ghost in Cock- Lane was the most agreeable Thing that could possibly have happened ; nor did Sir Sampson and his Nephew Wheedle, fail every Night to attend, and hear the Knockings, Scratchings, and Flutterings of this supposed Spirit. His Dreams were a constant Subject for Conversa- tion at Breakfast, which Charles used to laugh at ; and strive by all the Means in his Power, by the Dint. of fount Reasoning and good Sense, to argue him of the Belief of any Thing so idle and ri- and as Sir Sampson was fond of Poetry, he would. frequently repeat to him the following Lines from his Favourite Dryden. Dreams are but Interludes, which Fancy makes ; When Monarch Reason sleeps, this Mimic wakes ; Compounds a Medley of disjointed Things, A Mob of Coblers, and a Court of Kings : Light Fumes are merry, grosser Fumes are sad ; Both are the reasonable Soul run mad : And many monstrous Forms in Sleep we see, That never were, nor are, nor e'er can be. Sometimes forgotten Things, long cast behind, Rush forward in the Brain, and come to Mind ; The Nurses Legends are for Truths receiv'd, And the Man dreams, but what the Boy believ'd. sometimes we but rehearse a former Play, The Night restores our Actions done by Day : As Hounds in Sleep will open for their Prey, In short, the Farce of Dreams are of a Piece, Chimeras all, and more absurd, or less. All Dreams, as from old Galen, I have read. Are from Repletion, and Complexion bred ; From rising Fumes of indigested Food, And noxious Humours that infect the Blood. When Choler overflows, then Dreams are bred Of Flames, and all the Family of Red : Red Dragons, and red Beasts in Sleep we view, For Humours are distinguish'd dy their Hue. From hence we dream of War and warlike Things ; And Wasps and Hornets with their double Wings. Choler adust, congeals our Blood with Fear, Then black Bulls toss us and black Devils tear. In sanguine airy Dreams, aloft we bound, With Rheums oppress'd, we sink in Rivers drown'd. - - - - - - - - - - but thus concludes my Theme, The dominating Bumour makes the Dream. On the Contrary Wheedle had always some Ex- planation ready, which was sure to gain the Ap- probation of Sir Sampson ; and was generally attended by a handsome Present. He would cry out, " My dear Uncle, Post mediam noctem,— cum fomnia vera," and then go on with a Differ- tation, shewing, that Dreams were always sent as a Warning to us. Dr. Brown, says Wheedle, in his Rel. Med. observes, " That there is a nearer Apprehension of any Thing that delights us in our Dreams, than in our waking Senses ; the Slum- her of the Body seems to be but the waking of our Souls ; it is the Legation of pur Sense, but the Li- berty of Reason." Sandys divides them into three Kinds, the Rational, the Animal, and the Inani- mate ; the first called Morpheus, which signifies Form, the second Icelas, which is Similitude, and the last Phantasius or Imagination. ' Tis amazin g to think with what infinite De- light Sir Sampson would listen to hear his Nephew expound these Chimeras of his disordered Brain ! ' Tis easy to imagine from these different Disposi- tions in the Nephews, which of them was most in the good Graces of Sir Sampson. Charles was for ever quarrelling with Simon, for abu- sing that good Sense which Heaven had given him, in humouring Sir Sampson in his Foibles ; and Simon in return was forever jarring with him, for that Bluntness of Behavour, which too fre- quently degenerated into a downright Rudeness. Sir Sampson died about a Week ago, and left above Thirty Thousand Pounds to his Nephew Wheedle, and but Two Thousand to Charles, Thus it is easily seen, that tho' Honesty¡ is praised, yet that it is seldom rewarded accord- ing to its Merit. Friday's and Saturday's POSTS. Arrived a MAIL from HOLLAND. Denmark. COPENHAGEN, Feb. 21. UR Advices concerning the Slate of Matters between the Courts of Pe- tersburgh and Berlin differ very much at present : All that we can write with Certainty is, that the new Czar would be very glad to restore Tranquility in the provided it would be done without a Breach of the Alliance which sub- silts between his Empire and so many other States ; and, to accelerate this desirable Work, he agreed to a Suspension of Arms in Pomerania, and an Exchange of Prisoners, in order to induce the King of Prussia to make Proposals, which his Imperial Majesty might communicate to his Allies. Germany. FRANCKFORT, [ on the Oder'] Feb. 23. The Appearance of Peace between our Sovereign and the new Czar, Still Subsist it is true, but they ra ther abate than increase. On one Hand, the Rus- sians, who, after the Cessation of Hostilities in Pomerania was agreed to, treated that Province as a Friend's Country, have begun again to de- mand, both there and in the New Marche, Pro- visions, Forage, and Waggons. On the other Hand, the Fortifications of Custrin and Stettin are repairing with the utmost Diligence. These two Circumstance make us fear that the Restora- tion of a good Understanding between the two Crowns is not so near as could be wished for. Mean while, we flatter ourselves with the Expec- tation of a happy Consequence from the King's Embassy to the Court of Russia. The Count de Malzan, his Majesty's late Minister at Dresden, accompanies Baron Goltz as second in this Com- mission. Spain. BARCELONA, Feb. 10. Though the utmost Activity is employed in executing the K: ng's Orders, it will he impossible for us to commence our Military Operations before the Month of April. France. PARTS, Feb. 24. A Regiment is to be raised immediately, consisting of 16 Companies, of 100 Men each, forming two Battalions, all the Sol- diers of which are to be Seamen, and the Regi- ment is to be named the foreign Regiment of Dun- kirk. All foreign Seamen may be received into this Regiment, and likewise all French Sailors that have deserted ; who, when enlisted, shall not be molested on account of such Desertion, London, March 11. The Expedition Fleet, consisting of the Namure, Admiral Pococke ; Valiant, Commodore Kepple ; Hampton- Court ; Rippon, and Belleisle ; also se- veral Transports, having on board the following Regiments, viz. Duke of Richmond's, Lord Fre- derick Cavendish's, Lord Albermarle's, and Gon. Whitmore's, appeared off Plymouth on Sunday Morning, from whence they were joined by the Burford, Opt. Gambier, and Florentine, Capt. Trelawney, and were all out of Sight by One o'Clock, with a fine Gale at N. E. which was very likely to continue. This Expedition Fleet, is said to be bound, to Martinico ; but by the Time of their Arrival, it' is hoped, the Business will be done. They are afterwards to take what Ships and Men can be spa- red, and when joined, to proceed immediately against the Spanish Settlements at the Havanna. The second Expedition Fleet is ordered to be equipped as soon as possible, that it may be ready to sail about the Beginning of next Month at far- thest ; preparatory to which, the Transports are fitting out for the Reception of Forces, both Horse and Foot ; and the Transports for Provisions and Stores are even beginning to take on board their their Ladings. Admiral Hawke is also getting ready to set out for Portsmouth, to direct the Ope- rations there, and afterwards to take upon him the Command of the Fleet. By the Dolphin, Dillon, arrived at Dover from Guadalupe, which Place the lest the 28th of Ja- nuary, being eight Days fresher than the Express from Martinico, we have Advice, that General Monckton had made himself Master of Fort St. Pierre, and that every Thing seemed in a fair Way for Success . ' Tis said, the second Persons Commend in the French Army at Martinico, was killed in a Skir mish the first Night the English landed on that Island, but immediately restored to the French for Interment. By an Express from New- York there is Advice, That General Amherst was going upon same En- terprize ; and it was generally thought to be against St. Augustine, belonging to the Spaniards. They write from Vienna of the 13th ult. that the following Demands had been made by that Court on the King of Prussia, by Way of Preli- minaries to a Peace : 1. That the King of Poland, Elector of Saxony, should have 12,000,000 of Flo- rins allowed him for the Damages his Electorate, has sustained this War. 2. That 3,000,000 of ditto should be granted to the Duke of Mecklen- burgh Schwerin for the Damages his Dutchy has suffered. 3. That 3,000,000 should be paid for the Damages and Losses the People have had by the Prussian base Coin. 4. That the Dutchy of Si- lesia should be restored to the House of Austria. And 5. That 0n Compliance with these Demands, Ducal Prussia, Pomerania, and the Dutchy of Cloves, should be restored to the King of Prussia. In a private Letter from Berlin we are told that the Terms of Accommodation offered to the King of Prussia by the Court of Vienna, for set- tling a Peace between the said Court, Saxony, and Berlin, have been rejected by his Prussian Majesty, as inconsistent with his Honour and Dignity : That the first of these Powers, however, immediately thereupon, sent back fresh Dispatches, wherein they have thought proper to soften some of their Demands, and that the rest ate now under the Consideration of his Prussian Majesty. Letters From Warsaw say, that the Emperor of Russia has given the King of Poland the strongest Assurances that he will use the properest Means to procure for his Allies a safe and honourable Peace ; and in Consequence thereof will continue the War vigorously, ' till the common Enemy shall make admissible Offers of Peace ; in which Case his Imperial Majesty would be very glad, in the Way of Meditation, to contribute to the better Satisfaction of all the Confederates. [ Price TWO- PENCE HALFPENNY.] *** 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. Bridgewater, Wells, Shepton- Mallet, Bruton, Frome, Gloucester, Cirencester, Tetbury, Malmsbury, Wotton, under- edge, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Hereford, Woncester, Kidderminster, Bewdley, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Oxford, Abingdon, Hungerford, Newbury, Reading, Salisbury, Heitsbury, Wanninster, Westbury, Lavington, Bradford, Trowbridge, Melksham, Devizes, Corsham, Chippenham, Calne, Marlborough, Dorchester, Blandford, Shaftsbury. Pool, 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 New men.--------- No Letters received, unless POST- PAID.------ At the Printing- Office aforesaid may be had, all Sorts of PATENT MEDICINES, & c. « 90 POPE'SBath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. A Treaty of Commerce is opon the Anvil, between the Court of Russia, and our Court, by Virtue of which a great many Inconveniences in Our Russia Trade will be removed, and the Duty on same of our Manufactures will be considerably lessened. They write from Naples, that his Majesty's Ship Dunkirk put in there the 25th of January, having on board a new English Ambassador for the Ottoman Porte ; and after staying there a few Days, proceeded 0n the Voyage to Constantiople. The English Storehouses for the Use of their Fleet in the Mediterranean, are to be established in Sardinia, and it is between that Island and England that Packet- Boats are permitted to pass under Sardinian Colours. Letters from the Hague of the 4th Instant ad- vise, that the Report of a Congress at Augsbourg is revived, and that it was assured that some of the Ministers plenipotentiary had received Orders from their respective Mailers, to prepare them- selves to set out for that Place for the Opening the said Assembly in May next. Accounts from Nantz of the 23d ult. say, a Vessel was arrived there in twelve Days from Lisbon ; the Captain of which reported, that the English Merchants were retiring from Portugal ; from whence we conclude, that his faithful Ma- jesty will forbid the Entrance of his Ports to the English, and act in Concert with Spain. According to Letters from Hamburgh, of the 28th ult. the Magistrates of that City have had some extraordinary Councils, to deliberate on the Security of their Territories, as vast Preparations are making by the King of Denmark, both by Sea and Land, for War ; the said City being appre- hensive that, in case of a War, the Seat of it would be brought near their Gates. By Letters from France, by Way of Holland there is an Account that eleven Men of War and two Frigates were fitting out at Toulon with great Expedition, which are to put to Sea in May next under the Command of Mons. Bompart. Letters from Madrid, by Yesterday's Holland Mail, dated Feb. 16, make no Mention of any Declaration of War there against Portugal. Two Carpenters, two Smiths, two Wheel wights, are apointed to go over to Portugal, to instruct the Portuguese in the Art of making Car- riages ; Their Pay is to be fifty Shillings per Week. Several of the Taverns in London have raised the Price of Mountain to Four- Pence a Gill. The following is given to the Publick ; Anecdote of his Majesty, that should fill every Breast with Affection and Esteem for a Prince humane and magnanimous. Translation of an Extract of a Letter from a French Officer ( lately Prisoner on his Parole here) to his Acquaintance in Belfast, dated Weymouth, Jan 29, 1762. " On the 10th of January I sailed from Havre- de- Grace on board his Majesty's Frigate the Ze- nohie of 22 Guns and 21o Men, commanded M. de Sage. We were attacked on the 12th a most violent Storm ; and finding all our Resis- tance to be in vain, and our Sufferings at Sea be insupportable ; as the last Effort for our Lives, we were obliged to run our Ship ashore on Penmsula of Portland ; where with great Diffi- culty seven'ty- ene of us were saved, and these in a very melancholy Plight, being almost all woun- ded and naked ; and, to compleat our Misery, the barbarous Islanders, seeing our helpless State, flocked clown upon us, poor Wretches ! they with more harden'd Cruelty stripped us every Soul ; and had not the Generosity and Tenderness of the SieurTaver ( Commander in Portland) interposed, we should have all undoubtedly perished. When We had recovered Strength enough to walk about, we were removed to this Town, and then wrote to the Lords of the Admiralty, petitioning their Lordships, that in Commiseration of our Dis- tresses they would not add Captivity to our Mis fortune. Their Lordships honoured us with an Answer, that we were not at all regarded as Prisoners, and farther, that our Letter had been presented to the King, and that his Majesty, in Compassion for our deplorable Circumstances, or- dered, that we should be all immediately cloathed at his Expence ; that a Vessel should be equipped and victualled at his Cost, to carry us home with all convenient Speed ; and that until the Trans- port could be prepared, we should be quartered on the Publick- houses, he paying for whatever we mgiht call for." Extract of a Letter from BRATTON, in the County of Wilts, March 3. " Yesterday a very uncommon Phoenomenon appeared here, about Half an Hour after Eight at Night : On each Side of the Moon was a bright Spot, rather larger than the Moon, in the same Parellel of Altitude, one of which was near Star of the second Magnitude in the Shoulder of Orion, the other near a Star of the like Magni- tude in the Arm of Perseus : From each of which Spots issued a bright Semicircular, or Semielip- tical Arch over the Moon, the highest Part of the Arch near Capella, a Star of the first Magnitude ; and from each of the said Spots a light Circle, parallel to the Horizon, quite round, passing near the Star in the End of the Tail of Ursa Major. This bright Horizontal Circle was in Breadth nearly the Diameter of the Moon ; a faint Appearance of it passed between the bright Spots ( the Moon being in the Circumference of the Circle) and the Horizontal Altitude of the Circle every where about 37 Degrees. The Moon's Distance from each of the bright Spots about 30 Degrees, on the Arch of a great Circle. The Circle was almost vanished by Nine o'Clock, but what Time it first appeared I don't know, as I did not see it before Half after Eight." Conclusion of the Extract from The late Rev. Mr. T. G—' s Christian Directions to his Parishioners. [ Begun in this Paper Feb. 25.] - - - - - - - - Having examined yourself, approach to the Table of the Lord with all Hu- mility, and cast away all worldly Thoughts. Di- ligently observe the outward Rites, thereby to meditate on the spiritual Things signified. Re- member the Death of Christ. Consider him in the Garden, and in that bitter Agony wherein he sweat as it were great Drops of Blood. His Body was broken, and his Blood shed for the Remission of Sins. Hate and loathe those Sins, then, which were the true Cause of all his Suffer- ings. And be thankful to God and Christ, for their unspeakable Love and Mercy. As often as you partake of the Lord's Supper, so often God reneweth the Covenant on his Part : Do you therefore on your Part renew your Covenant with him, by engaging to be more watchful against Sin for the Time to come, and to be more faithful in his Service than ever you were before. 19. In order to be prepared for Death, delay not to make your Will, and settle all your worldly Affairs. If God has bless'd you in your Sub- stance, fail not to leave some Part of it for the Relief of the poor Members of' Christ. If you are sick, send for the Minister, before your Un- derstanding and Memory fail you, that he may assist you with his spiritual Advice and Prayers. Confess all your Sins to God. Earnestly beg of him Forgiveness, in and thro' the Merits of Jesus Christ. Heartily forgive all who have wronged you. Resign yourself to the Will of God, either for Life or Death. Depend on his Promises ; and in your last Moments commend your Spirit into his Hands thro' the Mediation and Inter- cession of Jesus Christ. rantable Act. Remember Gehazi, who being asked by his Master, where he had been? an- swered him with a Lie, saying, Thy Servant went no whither ; whereupon he went out. of his Pre- sence a Leper, as white as Snow. Be faithful in respect to your Master's Goods. You have no Right to give away any Thing of his, even to the Poor. Pretence of Charity is no good Ex- cuse for Theft. Pilfer nothing of his for your own Use ; rather labour to preserve and encrease your Master's Estate by all good and lawful Means. This Practice is commended in the Pa- rable of the faithful Servant, for which he re- ceived from his Lord a gracious Approbation in these Words ; well done, good and faithful Ser- vant, enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord. To the PRINTER of the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. SIR, THE following Lines, wrote extempore on the Healing Springs of this Place, having come to my Hands, I send them to you, in order to communicate to all your Readers the Pleasure which this, as well as the other Productions of the learned and ingenious Author gives to Lovers of Erudition and Antiquities. I am your un- known Reader, & c. Written in the Pump- Room at BATH, March 2, 1762. WHILE each sad Naiad all around deplores, By Winter's Breath congeal'd, her wat'ry Stores ; Blest Fount ! like Heav'n's free Love to Man below, Thy Streams benign in ceaseless Plenty flow. As Thousands by thy genial Succours live, And Health, the Balm of Life, from thee receive ; Like Aganippe, shall thy Spring the Lay Inspire, its own high Virtues to display : Still shall enraptur'd Bards thy Worth proclaim, Crown'd, by extolling thee, with deathless Fame. J. N. To be Sold, The Chemicals, Galenicals, Drugs, Books, Houshold Furniture, & c. Of ISAAC CABELL, Of the City of BATH, APOTHECARY: Leaving off Trade. For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. GLAZBY, in Bath ; or Mr. BRIDGES, Architect, in Bristol. *** All Persons indebted to the said ISAAC CABELL, are desired to pay their respective Debts to Mr. GLAZBY, or Mr. BRIDGES, or they will be sued without further Notice : And all Persons to whom the said ISAAC CABELL is indebted, are desired to send such their Demands to the said Mr. GLAZBY, or Mr. BRIDGES, on or before the 25th of March. The SHOP to be LETT. LONDON, March, 1762. On the Ist of April next will be publish'd, In a Neat Pocket Volume, VOL. II. Price One Shilling and Six- pence, to be continued Monthly, and compleated in about Twelve Volumes : And at the same Time will be published the SECOND EDITION of VOL. I. Dedicated to tie MARQUIS of GRANBY, Of a General HISTORY of SIEGES and BATTLES, By SEA and LAND. Containing a particular and circumstantial Ac- count of the most remarkable Battles and Sieges, Bombardments and Expeditions, in different Ages and Parts of the World, from the earliest Ac- counts we have in History, down to the Year 1763 ; particularly such as relate to Great- Britain and her Dependencies : In which will be given the Lives, Military and Naval Transactions, of all the celebrated Ad- mirals, Generals, Captains, & c. who have distin- gnished themselves in the Service of their Coun- try. And an Explanation of the MILITARY and NAVAL TERMS of ART. Illustrated with Heads engraved by some of the belt Misters, Plans' of remarkable Battles, and Views of Cities, & c. which have been the Scenes of Actions. *** Printed for J. CURTIS, in Fleet- street ; and J. JOHNSON, opposite the Monument ; and to be had of all the Booksellers, Stationers, and News- Carriers in Great- Britain, Ireland, and America. fo by the 20. As to relative Duties, the Apostle ranks them under three Heads. Thole of Husbands and Wives, Parents and Children, Masters and Servants.-------- Husbands and Wives are to have a mutual loving Affection, and to live in Concord Therefore labour to suppress all furious Passions Beware of being both angry together. Advance each other's spiritual Growth, and conceal each other's Infirmities. The Husband should rest sa- tisfied that the Wife, which Providence hath al- lotted him, is the fittest for him. He should treat her mildly, without Bitterness. The Wife should be in Subjection ; honouring, esteeming, and re- specting her Husband, both in Carriage and Speech. A meek submissive Spirit is engaging, and becomes the Character of a Wife. Parents should fee that their Children be ad- mitted into the Church by Baptism in convenient Time, that is, within some few Days after they are born ; and should bring them up in the Nur- ture and Admonition of the Lord. Instill the Fear of God into their Souls betimes. Make due Pro- vision likewise for their Bodies. Rebuke them when they do amiss ; correct them for their Faults ; bring them up in some honest Calling ; and indue Time provide fit Matches for them. — Children should yield chearful Obedience to the Commands of their Parents, and hearken to their good Instructions, especially in the Choice of their Callings, and in their settling in the mar- ried State. How did the Curse of God fall upon Esau, because he married against the Consent of his Parents ! Children should honour and reve- rence their Parents, by modest Silence in their Presence, be speaking humbly and with Leave, by giving them worthy Titles and respectful Car- riage. Joseph, tho' highly advanc'd, bow'd him- self to his Father with his Face to the Earth. And King Solomon arose from his Throne to meet his Mother, and bow'd himself unto her, and sat her at his right Hand. Another Duty of Chil- dren is Gratitude to their Parents. They should requite them for all their Love and Care, by re- lieving them according to their Need, if God give Ability ; by loving them in Return, and by concealing and covering their Infirmities. It is the Duty of Masters to give unto their Servants, in Consideration of their Labour, that which is just and equal, particularly wholesome and sufficient Food. And they should have a due Care of them if sick. The Centurion's Care for his sick Servant is left upon Record for our Imi- tation. They should not oppress them, by re- quiring more Labour of there, than they are well able to perform. And they should pay them their Wages when due, without Delay or Fraud. Moreover they should instruct them in the Prin- ciples of Religion, and have them present at the reading of the Scriptures, arid at daily Prayer in the Family. Thus Cornelius was a devout Man, who feared God with all his House, and prayed to God always. Written in DELIA'S Prayer- Book. IN vain, too cruel DELIA! you implore, With oft' repeated Vows, the sacred Pow'r ;— In vain beg Mercy which you never gave, And ask a Life deny'd your dying Slave : If Heav'n's tremendous Throne you hope to move, First Pity learn, and what you ask approve. On even Terms our Pardon is assign'd ; The Merciful, alone, shall Mercy find. Servants must yield ready Obedience to their Master's Commands, and bear the Yoke of Ser- vitude with patience. Do your Work Without Hypocrisy, labouring in your Master's Absence as well as in his Presence : Do it heartily, an for the Lord's Sake, because he hath commanded it. If indeed they command you to lie, break the Sab- bath, or use false Weights and Measures, which are Things forbidden by God, you ought not to yield to their Commands. But in other Respects it is your incumbent Duty to be diligent in dis- patching your Master's Work and Business, with- out loitering, or minding your own Ease and Pleasure. 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Algernon Warren's Recruiting Party of the 66th Regiment of Foot, com- manded by Major- General John La Fauselle, JAMES KARRIS, Aged 28 Years, five Feet nine Inches and a quar- ter high, black Complexion, black bushy Hair, hazle Eyes strong and well made ; had on when he deserted, a white Canvas Frock, a strip'd Waistcoat, and a Pair of new Buck- skin Breeches ; wears his own Hair, and said he was born in the Parish of Long- Ashton, in the County of So- merset, and by Employment a Labourer. He has a remarkable strong black Beard, with a Scar under the Right Side of his Chin. Also GEORGE DAGGER, Aged 26 Years, five Feet seven Inches high, brown Complexion, brown Hair, grey Eyes, straight and well made ; had on when he deserted a brown upper Waistcoat, a Scarlet under one, and a Pair of new Buck- skin Breeches ; wear's a Wig or a Cap ; was born in the Parish of Clut- ton, in the County of Somerset ; and is by Em- ployment a Horse- Driver ; he is very much pitted with the Small pox. Whoever apprehends either of the above Deserters, and lodges him or them in any of his Majesty's Gaols in Great- Britain, shall receive from said Lieut. Warren, recruiting at FROME, TWO GUINEAS Reward for each, over and above what is allow'd by Act of Parliament for apprehending Deserters. Sunday's and Monday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Germany. COLOGNE, March 1. THE French have demanded of this City a great Number of Palisadoes, to be employed in the Fortification of Deutz ; but the Burger- masters having made some Difficulty of com- plying with the Demand, as we have no Terri- tory out of the Walls, the French Commandant has let them understand, he will cut down all the Trees on the Ramparts, if they do not comply ; and our Garrison has been augmented by the Ar- rival of the Regiment of Conde. The French Engineers have Orders to fortify Deutz, and a Battalion of Orleans are sent to garrison that Place. M. 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Captain Schomberg, of his Majesty's Ship the Essex, gives an Account, in his Letter dated off Ushant the 1st, 6th and 7th Instant, of his having taken Les Aims, a French Brig ; L'Esperance Priva- teer of four Guns, dix Swivels, and 45 Men ; and Le Bien Aime Privateer of four Gun's and 52 Men : Also, that on the 7th be spoke with two Ships, both Prizes to his Majesty s Ships Fame and Lion, one L'Escureil, a French Frigate of ten Guns, the other a Ship from the Isles of Bourbon. His Majesty's Ship the Renown, commanded by the Hon. Capt. Maitland, has brought into Plymouth two Privateers, one called the Soujon, of eight Guns and 45 Men, which she took last Saturday off Scilly ; the other called the Count D'Heronville, of 16 Guns and 129 Men, taken by her the 8th Instant off the Lizard. [ Thus far the Gazette.] London, March 13. By the last Accounts from Martinico, it ap- pears, that the only Thing remaining to be con- tested, was the House of the Governor, which lies within two Miles of the Citadel, and has been very strongly fortified. By an Officer arrived in Town from Martinico, we are informed that before he left the Island. they had received Intellinence by Deserters, which came to our Troops in great Numbers, that the French Regulars on the Island consisted of 3000 Men, with about 5000 Natives of the Island, besides Slaves, provided with all Necessaries for making a long Defence. It is said there are Letters brought by the Dol- phin, Capt. Dillon, from Guadalupe, dated the 27th of January, a Week later than the Express, which advise, that our Sailors had drawn up a high Hill, that overlooks Port- Royal at Marti- nico 18 Pieces of Cannon, 24 Pounders, which did great Execution ; so that they hoped soon to be Masters of that Place, and the whole Island. It is said a very great Planter had come over to General Monckton, and had given him an Ac- count of all the Fortifications ; and also, that there were several Mines ready charged, and where they were situated. They write from Guadalupe of the 24th of January, that some French Ships that sailed from Bourdeaux the 5th of December, have landed 1000 Grenadiers at the Granadoes. The Expedition Fleet was well the 8th Instant, ten Leagues to the Westward of the Start. The Number of Forces gone out in the Expe- dition Fleet, exclusive of Marines and Light Horse, is 3000. Eight or ten Ships of War are ordered to be forthwith got ready, to take under their Convoy forty Sail of Transports, with Engineers, Land Forces, Stores, & c. for Gibraltar. The said Ships of War, after seeing the Convoy safe in that Port, are to join the Fleet now in the Medi- terranean under the Command of Admiral Saun- ders. The Transports are afterwards to sail to New- York or Carolina, to receive Instructions from General Amherst, or the Commander in Chief upon that Station, with respect to the par- ticular Services they are to be employed in. A large Convoy of Transports is likewise get- ting ready with great Expedition for Jamacia, with some Troops, and a great Quantity of all Kinds of Stores on board, to go out under the Care of a Squadron of Men of War, which are to join the Fleet lately commanded by Admiral Holmes : His successor in Command, we are told, will go with this Squadron, but who that Suc- cessor is, we have not as yet learned. It is believed by some, that the French Fleet that lately sailed from Brest, will land the 4000 Men they had on board at Hispanolia, to steng- then that Island in case we should make an At- tempt there, and afterwards proceed to the Havan- nah, and join the Spaniards, and SO convoy their Treasure home. All Officers of Regiments now Abroad, ex- cepting such as are out on recruiting Parties, whether in Garrison or elsewhere, are ordered to join their respective Corps the first Opportunity. A Letter from Belleisle says, " We have long expected a Visit from the French, but the Season will now, I fancy, prevent their making any At- tempt before the Spring ; when we may possibly be attacked by both French and Spaniards ; against which, however, our Governor has taken all possible Precaution, by fortifying every little Bay ; so that we shall be able to give them a warm Reception." We learn from Paris, that they have given the Spaniards the strongest Assurances, that Bompart's Squadron shall be in the Mediterranean by the 1ft of May, with a considerable Body of Land- forces ; which some say are to be employed in the Siege of Gibraltar ; but others, with more Probability, in the Reduction of the Island of Corsica. The Accounts from Copenhagen are quite silent in Regard to the Accident, as mentioned in last Week's Papers to have happened to the Queen of Denmark ; from whence, we may presume, that the Story was not true. A Letter from an English Officer, in Germany, says, they have been put to great inconveniences for Provisions and Forage, particularly the latter, on Account of the heavy Snow that has fallen there, which has rendered the Roads almost im- passable. The Duke of York, from South Carolina, brings an Account, that every Thing was quiet there when he sailed ; but they were preparing to go against the Spaniards at St. Agustine, and would be joined by a Number of Indians. M. O'Dunne, Minister- Plenipotentiary from the French King to the King of Portugal, is set out from Madrid for Lisbon, after staying six Weeks at the Spanish Court ; from whence it was inferred, that the Answer of the Court of Por- tugal had been given, and proved satisfactory. By Letters from Oporto. dated March I, brought by the aforesaid Man of War, every Thing was at that Time, quiet there. But fresher Advices say, that three different Detachments of the Enemy have entered their Frontiers on the Side of Spain, and possessed themselves of a few untenable Places : That the Portuguese, however, whole Resentment is not a little increased by this ungenerous Proceeding of the Spaniards, to take Advantage of their present enfeebled Condition, are preparing to meet them with all that Alacrity, which the Goodness of their Cause naturally inspires ; and that they burn with Ardour for the Arrival of the English Stores and Forces, when they make no Doubt of re- paying those Insults to their Enemies, which their present flagrant Abuse of the Law of Nations so abundantly merit at their Hands. The same Ad- vices add, that his Faithful Majesty has a most excellent Body of Horse, disciplined after the Prussian Manner, in which he puts very great Confidence — [ In the Wars carried on in Queen Anne's Time in Favour of Charles III. the Portuguese Horse were the worst Part of their Army. ] Private Letter from Paris to a Gentleman in Town, says, " That Dissentions run there very high amongst all Degrees of People, some strongly espousing the Party of Prince Soubize, who, they say, bad be been intrusted with the sole Com- mand, the Plan laid down would have been car- ried into Execution, but that Broglio, jealous of his superior Abilities, thwarted and opposed him on every Occasion ; and particularly, that on the Day of the Battle of Filling shausen, he seconded him so ill, that had it not been for the extraordi- nary Courage and Abilities of the former, the whole French Army must have been entirely cut to Pieces." The James and William, Green, from Hull to London, it lost near Wintertounness. 91 Extract of a Letter from BASSETERRE, in Gua- dalupe, Jan. 26, 1762. " Our Troops go on but slowly at Martinico. We have been some Days in Expectation of hear- ing of the Reduction of Fort Royal : The Ap- proaches to it are disputed Inch by Inch. By the last Accounts, however, our advanced Parties were within two English Miles of it, and our Men all in Health and high Spirits. There have been several Skirmishes, in which we have always gained the better." We hear that Sir William Courtney, Bart, will soon be created a Peer of Great- Britain. The King hath been pleased to give the Com- mand of thec22d Regiment of Foot, vacant by the Death of General Whitmore, to Major Ge- neral Gags, Colonel of the Scotch Regiment. Friday being the Day appointed, by Royal Proclamation, for a general Fast and Humiliation, it was observed in the accustomed Manner. His Majesty and the Royal Family were present at the Chapel Royal, where a Sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Bolton. The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Landaff preached before, the House of Peers, at Westminster- Abey ; and the Rev. Dr. Barton, Warden of Merton College Oxford, be- fore the House of Commons, at St. Margaret's. A large Quantity of Gold is brought in the Druid Man of War from Oporto, on Account of the Merchants, which will be carried to the Bank on Tuesday next. The Humanity and Generosity lately shewn to the Crew of the Zenobie Frigate, from Have- de- Grace, has been attended with the following good Effect : On the Night of the dreadful Storm of Snow and Hail, or rather Hurricane the 21st ult. an English trading Vessel was drove on Shore at Havre- de- Grace, and broke to Pieces, but the Crew saved ; the Commandment of the Town being informed of the Affair, ordered them to be quartered at a Coffee- House, and allowed the Men thirty Sons per Day while they remained there ; and the latter End of last Week they all arrived safe in England. Thursday Evening a very odd Accident hap- pened in the Strand : A Girl of the Town, teely dressed, accosted an elderly Gentleman ; the Gentleman imagining he knew the Voice com- plied, and went with her to a Tavern in that Neighbourhood : The young and unhappy Girl presently perceived it was her Father, and imme- diately fell on her Knees, and begged Forgive- ness; 0n which the old Gentleman was so affec- ted, th At it was with much Difficulty he was kept from fainting away. This moving Inter- view so awakened the Affections of the Father, that he tenderly embraced and forgave her, and took her Home with him in a Coach t0 her disconso- late Mother. Last Wednesday the Wife of Mr. Furmage, a domestic Servant to the Duke of Richmond, was brought- to- bed of three Girls, at her Lodgings in Mount- street, Grosvenor Square, and they are all likely to do well. I, George Clemison, of Ulverstone, in Larca- shire, Clock- Maker, was seized with a violent Pain in my Bowels, and my Belly swelled so severely, that it was is hard to feel, and shined like, Mar- ble ; my Legs swelled likewise, and unable to get out of my Bed, without good Help. In this deplorable Condition I lay for a Quarter of a Year, crying out Night and Day like a Woman in La- bour, nor could I make above a Spoonful of Urine at a Time, notwithstanding I applied to all the eminent Doctors here, without the least Re- lief. A Neighbour of mine, who heard my Cries, came in to see me, and told me his Wife had re- ceived great Benefit, by taking Dr. Patrick An- derion's rue Scots Pills, faithfully prepared and sold by Cluer Dicey, and Co. in Bow Church Yard, London : He gave me four Pills, and I found Benefit by them, which encouraged me to send to William Slephall, ( who is appointed to fell them) in Kendall, for a Box, and I took re- gum Doses, which, by the Blessing of God, re- stored me to perfect State of Health, which I have enjoyed ever since ( near five Years) which I desire may be published for the Benefit of the Afflicted. — Witness my Hand, March 23, 1761. George Clemison.— Witness, Arthur Studard, J. Wil- liamson. *** The above Pills are sold by L. LAMBE, Grocer, in Stall- Street, BATH. The TEA - CUP, a TALE. As 1. BELMONT o'er his Evening's Tea, A happy Hour enjoy'd ; With D. LIA's Lip made pretty free, And with her Bosom toy'd ; II. He strove to steal his Charmer's Cup ; But turning quickly round, Just as he snatch'd the plunder up, He dropt it on the Ground. III. The Fair beheld him at a Stand, And smillijg saw it brake ; Then gently taking up his Hand, She press'd it as she spoke. IV. " Observe th' uncertain State, my Dear " Attending human Life ; " Nor blush, my only Love, to hear " A Moral from a Wife. V. " Our Hope is but a Chine Cup, " That only strikes the View ; " And tho' it swells the Bosom up, " Is full as brittle too." 92 POPE's Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. ELIZABETH HENSBOOM, [ VOL. II. ] Sig. RUSPINI BEGS Leave to acquaint the Nobility and Gentry, that he is just return'd from Lon- don, and on receiving their Commands, will wait on them. N. B. His Dentifrice may be had at his House next Door to the Lanthorn- House, at the Cross- Bath. 13 Swivel Guns, and 105 Men ; and on the 10th, after a Chace of Eleven Hours, took the Augus- tin Privatier of the same Place, having 10 Car- riage Guns and 80 Men, and is arrived at Ply- mouth with both the Prizes. [ Thus far the Gazette.] Arriv'd the Mails from HOLLAND and FLANDERS. Russia. PETERSBURGH, Jan. 28. It appears clearly from every Account of our new Monarch, that Peace Abroad, and Happiness at Home, are the principal Points of his Policy. Germany, LEIPSIC, Feb. 20. It is certain that the Sum to be paid by this City to his Prussian Majesty, for the current Year, is 1,200,000 Florins ; but where the Money is to be found is another Ques- tion. A general Opinion prevails that his Prus- sian Majesty is disposed to purchase Peace by some considerable Concessions, and that the Court of Vienna will not think of a Peace without more considerable Concessions ; in the mean Time both Sides continue their Military Preparations with as much Vigour as if Peace had never been men- tioned. France. PARIS, March 3. His Majesty has decided peremptorily in Favour of the Prince de Soubise ; the Marshal Duke, and the Count de Broglio, are banished. The Marshal d'Estrees succeeds to Marshal Broglio's Command. The Fleet fitting out at Toulon consists of ten Ships of the Line, fifteen Frigates, and three Xebeques ; these are to join the Spanish Fleet in- tended to block up Gibraltar. And we are like- wire to furnish a Diversion from Dunkirk, in or- der to support a Descent the Spaniards intend to make either in Scotland or Ireland. Wednesday's and Thursday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Portugal. LISBON, Feb. 20. HE Thunderer, Anson, and Monta- gue, arrived here the 11th Instant from Sir Charles Saunders's Squa- dron, to take in Provisions. The Arethusa Frigate, in her Way from Gibraltar, having lost her Main Mast, put into this Port to refit. Capt. Vane, who commands her, has taken two Prizes, one of which is sent to Gibraltar ; the other is the Guerrier, of 5oo Tons and 24 Guns, laden with Provisions, and bound from Bourdeaux to Martinico : She is come into this Port. Signior Joseph de Saa Perreira, who is ap pointed Minister Plenipotentiary from this Court to the States- General, goes over with the Packet. London, March 16. It is this Morning reported at the West End of the Town, that our Troops have begun to fire red- hot Balls into the Governor's House at Mar- tinico, which is rather a Castle and very strongly fortified ; that Numbers of the principal Inhabi- tants, so far as our Troops bad advanced, were come over to General Monckton, he having published a Declaration, that all such as came in voluntarily before the Reduction of the Place, should, after that Event, be put in peaceable Pos- session of their Estates and Effects, and for the Safety of their Persons, themselves and Families would be received on board his Majesty's Ships, and permitted to retire when and where they pleased ; the Regular Forces employed upon this important Service are said to consist of about 11,500 Men, with about 5,000 Provincials, and 2oo Volunteer Blacks, who have been trained up several Months to the Use of Arms, upon Pro- mise of Freedom to them for good Services rendered. Some Dispatches lately taken on boards French Privateer, bound for Martinico, were Yesterday brought to Town, and laid before the Lords of the Admiralty. A Messenger set out Yesterday Morning with some Dispatches for his Most Faithful Majesty, in Answer to some received last Week from thence. An Express is sailed in a light Sloop for Ge- neral Amherst at New York, with Dispatches for some Land and Sea Commanders in that Quar- ter of the World. By a Letter from New- York, dated Feb. 12. we learn, that twelve Sail of large Vessels were seen to Windward of Barbadoes a Day or two before our Fleet failed, which hurried them away sooner than intended. His Majesty in Council has been most graci- ously pleased, in Consequence of a Report from the Right Hon. the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to grant to the surviving Owners and Managers of the Antigallican private Ship of War, out of his Royal Compassion and Bonnty, one of his Majesty's Ships of 44 Guns, to be converted into a Privateer, for the Use of their Officers and Seamen, to cruize against his Ma- jesty's Enemies. In Gratitude for this Hon- Mark of his Majesty's Grace and Favour, the Owners have given the Name of the Royal Anti- gallican to this Ship, and the Command of her to Capt. John Sherwood. So sanguine are the Merchants of the Success against Marrinico, that, it is said, they are fit- ting out several Ships, with proper Cargoes to sell at that Island. Several Regiments in Great- Britain and Ireland have received Orders to marh to the Sea- Ports for Embarkation ; which gives Credit to the Report of our Troops going to the Assistance of the Portuguese. But according to Letters arrived Yesterday from Lisbon, dated the 20th ult. every Thing continued throughout the Kingdom of Portugal very quiet and peaceable, the Court of Spain being determined to bring the Portuguese over to its Interest, by persuasive Means. The last Letters from Vienna advise, that the Proposals of Peace made by the King of Prussia were, after mature Deliberation, judged to be inadmissable, and that thereupon Orders were given to all the Officers to join their respective Regiments by the 4th of March. DEATHS. Of a gangrenous Sore- Throat, the Right Hon. George Earl of Tyrconnel, Member of parliament for Taunton in Somersetshire.— At Dublin, the Hon. Lieut. Gen. John Folliot.— | Sir John Crosse, Bart. at his House on Millbank. He died without Issue.------ At Hipley, in Derby- shire, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, aged III.------ Phil- lips Gybbon, Esq. at his House in Saville- Row, Member of Parliament for Rye in Sussex.— The Right Hon. Lady Dowager Middleton. BANKRUPTS. John Langford, of the City of Bristol, Hosier.— Ann Bedford, of Droitwich, Worcetstershire, Vintner.— Henry Allbrey, late of the Parish of St. Saviour, Southward, Vic- tualler.— Stephen Massey, of Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, Innholder.— Thomas Wills, of Chipping Wycombe, Bucks, Dealer.------- Samuel Hanson, of Kingston upon Hull, Merchant.------ Mary Hawes, of Wellingborough, In Northamp- tonshire, Grocer. Bristol, March 17. Came in since our last, The Phoenix, Miller, from New- York ; the Antigua Factor, Wheadon, from Alicant ; and the Catharine Cleague, from Philadelphia. Arriv'd, At Corke, the Boyne, Smith, from this Port, and the Mary, *** ; at Falmouth, the Faulk- ner Packet, Jones, from Jamaica ; at Jamaica, the St. Michael, Butler, from Africa ; and the Glou- cestershir., Condon, and Milford, Lorraine, both from Bristol. Entered Out, The America Fisher, for Barbadoes ; the Amy, Webber, for Cork ; the Andrews, Fortune, for Waterford and Newfoundland. The Tryall Privateer, Capt. Gwinn, has taken a homeward- bound St. Domingo Vessel, Burth, n 120 TonS, and carried her into Falmouth. The Dove, Calvin, the Union, French, and the Jolly Clothier, Wasber, from that Port to Cork, are all taken by a French Privateer off Cork. This Day died, after a short Illness, Mr. Jacob Elton. DEATHS.. Mrs. Bampfield.— Mrs. Ponter, Malt- ster-, near the Fish Ponds.— Mr. Israel Trout, in Cherry- Lane, St. James's. Bristol, March 18, The Public are desir'd to be careful to ask for POPE's BATH CHRONICLE ; as the Printer of the Bath Advertiser ( a Saturday's Paper) al- ter'd his 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 he shou'd attempt to impose his Paper on the Public for THIS. Arriv'd here, Baron Aqnilar and Lady, Go- vernor Davis, Governor Hollwell, Col. Bamp- fylde and Lady, Col. Mordaunt, Hon. Mr. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Lockhart, Mr and Mrs. Hailing, Mr. and Mrs. Blanchett, Mr. and Mrs. Gould, Mr. and Mrs. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Willis, Mr. Parrott, Mr. Baron, Mr. Mea- dows, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Crawford and Miss, Mr. Chambers, Mr. Walker, Mr. Newton, Mr. Oates, Mrs. Nesbitt, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Tracy, Mrs. Pawling, Mrs. Wellington, Miss Willis, Miss Cox, Miss Mosely, Miss Blanchet, Miss Hollwell, Miss Chefin, Miss Goddard, & c. & c. Friday last being the Day appointed for a Ge- neral Fast, the same was observed here as usual. Last Week a Child belonging to John Coles, of Blackball, near Sleeple- Asnton, lying in Bed by itself, some Rats gnaw'd its Face in such a te- rible Manner, ' tis thought it cannot recover. Salisbury Assizes, which ended on Friday last, proved a Maiden One. Four were cast for Trans- portaion ; one for fourteen Years, and three for seven. The Trial of the young Woman for the Murder of her Bastard Child at Bromh on, is put off ' till next Assizes. Tuesday se'nnight Mr. Baker, Watch- Maker, of Melksham, was robbed near Calne of One Pound Three Shillings, and a Silver Watch. London. WHITEHALL, March 16. The King has been pleased to present James Trail, Doctor in Divi-_ nity, to the Vicarage of West- Ham, in the County of Essex, and Diocese of London, void by the Death of Hugh Wyat, the last Incumbent. ADMIRALTY- OFFICE, March 15. His Ma- jesty's Ship the Essex, commanded by Captain Schomberg, being upon a Cruize on the 9th Inst. took off Ushant the Romain of Dunkirk, a French Privatier of 20 Carriage Guns, mostly 6 Poun- ders, besides Swivels, with 130 Men, commanded by M. de Cock, and has sent her into Portsmouth. His Majesty's Ship the Tartar, commanded by Capt. John Knight, being also upon a Cruize, on the 7th Instant, fell in with, and took the Cer berus Privatier of St. Maloes, of 12 Carriage and On Sunday the 7th Instant a barbarousMurder was committed by one John Haynes, a Deserter from his Majesty's Ship Caesar, on the Body of a Lad unknown, near Kingsbridge, Exeter:— The Sailor is since taken, and has confessed the Cir- cumstances to be as follow: He overtook theLad on the Road between Morly and Kingsbridge, and walked together for upwards of two Miles, when the Prisoner struck him so violent a Blow on the Forehead with a Stick, that the Lad fell over the Cliff, which is more than 24 Feet high ; that he fell after him, but received no Hurt; he then gave the Lad upwards of twenty Blows on the back Part of his Head, dragg'd him out by rite Sea Side, thinking the Tide would carry the Body off, but perceiving some Remains of Life, he gave him three deep Cuts on the Fare with a Knife, and then out his Throat. He took from the Lad aFour andSixpennyPiece of Gold, 7s' 6d. in Silver, and some Half- pence; after which he made the belt of his Way for Totness, where he was apprehended the 9th. At Devizes Market last Week, Wheat sold from 22s. to 29s. Barley from 12s. to 15s. Oats from 11s. to 14s. Beans from 21s. to 28s. Pease from 2os. to 28s. A RECIPE sent to a YOUNG LADY at BATH. TAKE such a Youth as will your Fancy please, Survey him first, and that will give some Ease, Let Grace be said, put on your wonted Charms, At Pleasure then dissolve him in your Arms. ANSWER. YOUR Advice, Mr. Doctor, my Fancy to please, Will rather increase, than abate my Disease ; Such a Youth as you mention I cannot find out. Yet survey all the Beaux as they farmer about ; ' Till my Brains like the Sails of a Windmill turn round, And I die for a Medicine which cannot be found. BATH. This is to acquaint the Curious, ( As none but such are invited) That there is come to this City, and to be heard at the BOAR'S- HEAD, in West Gate- Street, A WONDERFUL MAN, THAT is born with a Double Voice ; as soon as one Voice speaks, the other answers in the same Breath. He pleases the Curious, and asto- nishes the Wife. His Performances are next to Impossibilities, and the Satisfaction they give, universal. The Royal Family, Royal Society, and several of the Nobility, have honour'd him with their Company. He has likewise been heard before learned Divines and eminent Physicians ; and has been allowed by all to be a Miracle. This is the Person who had the Honour to per- form at Marvel- Hall, by Vauxhall, before the Royal Family, twice in one Week ; and had the Honour to be sent for to Court. All that in Miracles rejoice. Come and hear this Change of Voice ; And to this little Fairy haste, Who will not fail to please your Taste. The Price is One Shilling for each Person. Ladies and Gentlemen waited on at their Lodgings. DESERTED, From Frome, the 19th of February, on the March to join a Detachment quarter'd at Wells, of his Majesty's 74th Regiment of Foot, com- pled by Col. John Irwin, THOMAS GREEN, By Trade a Taylor, born in the Parish of Car- len, in the County of Monmouth, twenty Years of Age, five Feet five Inches high, fair Com plexion, wore a black Scratch Wig ; had on the Regimental Frock and Waistcoat, the Frock turn's up with Green ; which Cloathing has been since found in a Field within a Mile of Frome ; enlisted at London the 4th of February. Deserted at the same Time, and suppos'd to have gone in Company with said Green, THOMAS JENNISON, Bv Trade a Sawyer, born in the Parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, 36 Years of Age, five Feet two Inches high, brown Complexion, wore a cut grey Wig ; had on likewise the Regimental Frock and Waistcoat, which was found in the same Place with the other's ; enlisted at London the 6th of February. From the frequent En- quiry the above two Deserters made about the Road to Bristol, while on their March from Lon- don, it is supposed they are now lurking in or about that City. Deserted likewise from Bath, the same Day, from Capt. FORBES'S Recruiting Party of the 74th Regiment of Foot, J O H N B A R T L E T T, Said he was born in the Parish of Bradford, in Wilts, by Trade a Brazier, but proves to be only a strolling Tinker, five Feet eight Inches high, fair Complexion, light brown curled Hair ; had on a brown Surtout Coat, and Waistcoat of the same ; is well known in Bath, and was seen the Day after he deserted at Kingswood. Deserted from Wells the 28th of February, from the above- nam'd Regiment, LEVI NICHOLS, ( Lately apprehended at Newton St. Loe for De- sertion) five Feet seven Inches high, 25 Years Age, pale Complexion, flaxen Hair, has worked for about two Years in the Coal- Mines at Paul- ton, in Somersetshire, and has a Wife and Fa- mi! y at Wedmore, in the same County. Also ABRAHAM SAUNDERS, A Foreigner, but speaks tolerable good English : Said he was born at Frankfort, in Germany ; five Feet three Inches high, well made, dark Complexion, mark'd with the Small- Pox, has long black Hair ty'd behind ; had on a blue Coat and Waistcoat, with red Breeches ; understands Music, and is suppos'd from his Conversation to have resided for some Time at Bath. Likewise, Deserted from Frome the 2d Instant, on the March to join the 74th Regiment quarter'd at Wells, JOHN FRAY, By Trade a Labourer, born in the Parish of Wil- ket, near Newbury, in the County of Berks, aged 20 Years, five Feet six Inches aud a half high, fresh Complexion, light flaxen Hair, grey Eyes, had 01 when he deserted light- colour'd Cloaths, with yellow Metal Buttons, printed Linen Waist- coat, and Leather Breeches, voluntarily enlisted himself at Trowbridge Saturday the 27th Day of February. Whoever apprehends the above Deserters, or either of them, ( so that they may be secured in any of his Majesty's Goals in Great- Britain) and gives Information thereof to Major Wade, at Wells ; Capt. Forbes, at Bath ; or HenryDrum- mond, Esq. in George- Street, Westminster, shall receive Three Guineas for each, over and above the Twenty Shillings allow'd by Parliament for every Deserter. fertton ( From the Black Moor's- Head, in Great Catha- rine- Street, in the Strand0, LONDON) BEGS Leave to acquaint the Ladies and Gentlemen, that she has just open'd a Shop the Corner of the Pump- Room Passage, fac- ing Stall- Street, BATH, being furnish'd with a fresh and large Assortment of Papier Mache, Tortoise- shell, and other Snuff- boxes, mounted or unmounted ; likewise great Variety of Paper, Straw, Bone, and other Toothpick- cases ; Smel- ling- bottles, and all Sorts of Cases for ditto ; Papier and Mother- of- Pearl Shuttles for Ladies ; Quadrill- boxes ; also Lisbon, Tortoise- shell, and Ivory Toothpicks ; right genuine Court- plaister ; Essence of Bergamot ; Syrup of Capilaire ; French Hungary, Lavender, and Honey Water ; all Sorts of Wash- balls ; Powder ; fine Pomatums and Snuffs ; with several other Articles too tedious to mention, which will be sold as cheap as in London. Superfine BROAD CLOTH, And fine Super Ditto, SOLD at RICHARD PAINTER'S, TAYLOR and DRAPER, in St. James's- Street, BATH, at the lowest Prices :— Superfines at 15s. per Yard, — Grain Colour and Scarlet, 17s. ditto ;— fine Supers from 9s. to 13s. ditto ; — Scarlet Nap 7- quarters wide, at 9s. The Cloths are all exceeding good in Quality, and fresh from the Maker. *** SUITS of CLOATHS, etc. made in the nearest Manner, and on the most reasonable Terms. Frock Suits for a middle Size Person, superfine Cloth and the best Materials, for 4l. 1os.— Half trimm'd Suits, & c. proportionate.-— Inferior Cloth Suits and Liveries, & c. in Proportion.------- Best Manchester Cotton Velvet Breeches at 1l. 10s.— Fine and coarse Thickset very cheap.— Fustian for Livery Frocks, & c. Gentlemens superfine Scarlet Cloaks at 4l. To be Sold, TOGETHER, or in SEPARATE PARCELS, on Monday the 22d of March Inst. The FURNITURE of a HOUSE In King's- Mead- Square, BATH, In the Possession of ARTHUR RAWDON, Esq. For Particulars, enquire of JOHN BRYANT, Upholder, at the Upper End of the Market- Place ; or of ISAAC AXFORD, Brazier, in Bath aforesaid. *** Whatever private Reasons the above Arthur Rawdon might lave, for making the public Decla- ration in Monday's Journal, ( that the aforesaid Goods shouldnot be sold at his House) are best known 10 himself : But his pretending to undeceive the Public, by saying the Advertisement was inserted without his Knowledge or Consent, was certainly very impertinent, as I have an undoubted Right to advertise the Sale of my own Goods without the Con- sent of the said Arthur Rawdon, or any other Person whatever. However, I think it necessary to in form the Public, that the said Arthur Rawdon not only gave Notice in Writing that he should keep the said Goods no longer than the 2oth Inst. but likewise consented that I shou'd make Use of the House in his Possession, from the 2oth to the 24th, for the Sale of the said Goods.-— What, then, cou'd induce him to insert so filly an Advertisement in last Monday's Bath Journal ? JOHN BRYANT.
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