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The Bath Journal

31/05/1762

Printer / Publisher: John Keene 
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Date of Article: 31/05/1762
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Printed by JOHN KEENE, at his Office in King' s- Mead- Street, where ADVERTISEMENTS, & c. are taken in, And PRINTING in General executed in, the Neatest, Cheapest, and most Expeditious Manner. BOOK- WORK at the London Prices. ADVERTISEMENTS for this JOURNAL, ( which is one of the most Extensive ones, and the most Beneficial for Advertising in the Kingdom) are also Taken in by Messrs. Owen, Bladon, Robinson, and Newbery and Carnan, Booksellers in London ; Cadell, Palmer, and the other Booksellers and Printers in Bristol ; Carey, at Shepton Mallet; Cass, at Wells; Cass, at Bridgewater ; Anderdon, at Taunton ; Trewman, at Exe- ter ; Goadby, at Sherborne; Easton, at Salisbury ; Baker, at Southampton ; Swinney, at Birmingham ; Raikes, at Gloucester; Burrough, at Devizes; Simpson, at Chippenham ; Smith and Harrold, at Marlborough ; Levis at Newbury ; Carnan and Co. at Reading ; Rogers, at Calne; and by the Newsmen.— Blank Warrants,- Patent Medicines, & c.— Authemic Articles of News, and Letters to the Printer, will be thankfully received. [ No. 2 2 of Vol. XXX.] MONDAY, May 31, 1773. [ No. Weeks since this Paper 1 548 was first Published. To the PRINTER. THE Issue of the Proceedings against the Nabobs has puzzled many People; and I confess, that though I have myself studied it with some Degree of Attention, it still appears complex and mysterious. After the unheard- of Cruelties which a Number of low- born Wretches, skreened under the sacred Name of Englishmen, had committed upon the helpless Inhabitants of the East ; after extorting from them their Liberties, their Goods, their Lives, and bringing even the great Company which they served into almost a State of Bankruptcy ; after branding, by their Actions, throughout the World, the very Name of Englishmen, as replete with Cruelty, In- famy, and Villainy; after returning home in tri- umph, with new Luxuries and new Vices in their Train, and impudently forcing themselves into the august Assembly of the Nation— but, alas! Money will do any Think there— after all this, and more than this, there is not a generous Heart in this Kingdom, nor one Lover of Freedom and Justice, who did not rejoice at the Prospect of bringing the Knaves to Punishment. It would have been an act worthy of the British Nation to have it recorded in their Annals, that Men who had out- blackened in Wickedness every wicked Name in Greek or Roman Story, had been branded with some Mark of nati- onal Displeasure. The Plan was laid ; the Commit- tee was appointed ; Discoveries were made big with every Species of Horror and Inhumanity ; every Person was convinced ; the Resolutions that they had done Evil were passed ; it remained only to pass Sen- tence upon them; when lo! the solemn Farce of public Justice ends in declaring them innocent! There is a Problem in this which almost puts the famous Vote upon the Middlesex Election ( where the Minority was proved to be the Majority) to the Blush. Last Night, as it were, the Plunderers of Asia were voted to be Robbers, and this Morning again they are voted by the very fame Men to be very honest fellows.— Will the Reign of George the Third never cease to give us Miracles ? It is in vain to tell us that all the Members spoke as they thought upon this Occasion ; and what we want to discover is, the Miracle which converted them all so surprisingly in so short a Time. To do Justice to Lord North, it is very certain that he per- mitted every Man to follow his Inclination here; for as it was a Business of the utmost Consequence, he was resolved not to shew any Personal Influence in it. As a private Man, he detested the Knaveries, and he voted against them ; and as private Men, the Patriots were very sensible of them also, yet voted for them. To solve all Mysteries in this virtuous Court of Justice, we must recur to the old Advocate, more powerful than all other Advocates, Money. This it is which possesses more Charms than the Wit of dive's borrowed Speeches, or the smooth Tongue of that Scotch Bawd, W— d— b— n, who is a Man of all Work for Pay, and who, as a virtuous Noble- man once told him, would sue his Father into New- gate for a Fee of Ten Guineas. In short, the Affair stands' thus: It was pretty plain,, that if Lord C. should be obliged to refund 234, oool. the other Na- bobs would with still more Justice be forced to part with still greater Sums. Now a Present of such a paltry sum as a Thousand Pounds to each Member of a certain Body, might save at once all the immense Sums which were threatened to be taken from them ; a Hundred and Twenty Thousand at the molt would do it; and we all know it is much better to part with i20, oool. than with 234., oool. and an immense Number of el cetera's. Besides, what would Six Score Thousands be among all the Nabobs ? In a. Word, the belt Cafe was plain ; it was the best Way — and the bed Way was accordingly followed. I will not conclude, however, without observing, that it was a. Severity on Lord Clive to rank him with those other paltry wretches, the Nabobs, who resemble him only in being rich. It is very evident that he is the only Man among them who thinks and acts with the Liberality of a Gentleman ; and the generous Public do not so much regret his hav- ing escaped, as that his Escape will be followed by that of the Rest. I am, Sir, & c. A BRITON. Thursday and Friday's Posts. LONDON, May 26, HEIR Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Gloucester and Cumberland have re- ceived from the Treasury zo, oooI. to support their exigencies, and that with- out the Royal Fiat, or even without the Knowledge of his Majesty. Letters arrived yesterday from Canton in China bring advices of a most dreadful hurricane, or tor- nado, that happend in that river in the month of July last, by which all the shipping were totally Jolt, except the London, a ship belonging to the Hon. East- India Company. This loss is comput- ed at many millions sterling, besides the lives of one hundred thousand inhabitants, which were sa- crificed on this dreadful occafion.—[ The above ac- count may seem extravagantly great; but when it is considered that the Fishermen on that river, and all others that carry manure for the cultivation of rice, live with their families at all times in their boats, it many not appear so enormous. China is laid to contain 5 8 millions of people,' between the ages of 16 and 60. While the Brunswick Family were young among us, gratitude and tenderness to a people, who gave them three crowns, prevailed. George I. told the parliament, after the expences of a formidable Scottish rebellion, " it is a particular satisfaction to me, that a method has been, found out for " making good the deficiencies of my civil list with- " out laying any new burden upon my subjects." — What has been the conduct of the ministers of George III. about the civil lift, during a ten years peace, and with the practice of a meanness and parsimony disgraceful to royalty ? A speedy reconciliation is likely to take place between the Royal Brothers. On Sunday last his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Lord Chancellor, attended by the Bishop of Lon- don, were at Gloucester and Cumberland Houses, to take depositions upon oath respecting the legality and validity of their marriages. It is laid their Highnesses, with their Dutchesses, were examined upon oath, and the above Persons have declared both marriages legal. Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia has lately presented the Princess Royal with a diamond Pompoon, in Fashion of a Coronet, valued at 17,000l. One Mr. Oliver, who lives at Haverill, in Suf- folk, has a son about nine years of age, who is sub- ject to such a continual thirst, that it is computed he drinks thirty gallons a week, though restrained from indulgence as much as possible. If he is at any time debarred getting what is palatable, he will have recourse to what is most distasteful. The opi- nion of all the physical gentlemen in that part has been had, none of whom have been able to pre- scribe a remedy. Last week were gathered from a middle- sized tree in the garden of Jeremiah Cray, Esq. in Salisbury, above 700 large apricots, and a heavy burden of fruit was still left on the tree. Sir James Lowther has left the turf, and is turn- ing his attention to the improvement of his country. He is building a small town on some waste land in the North, and is peopling ii with such poor peo- ple as might possibly emigrate to America. He gives to each family a house, rent- free, and an acre of land on leasehold. He engages to find the man constant work, and the children will be employed in some manufacture. To each family he also al- lows a bushel of coals a week ; and he keeps a but- cher in the town, whom he obliges to sell mutton at two- pence halfpenny a pound. On Saturday last was tried in the Court of King's Bench, a Cause, wherein two poor labouring men of Blackwall were Plaintiffs, and an Officer of the Customs Defendant. The action was brought to recover four guineas, being the remainder of a sum offered by the Defendant to the Plaintiffs, to assist in making a seizure, near Ilford, to a great amount, whereby the Officer will receive a considerable sum of money. This proved a service of danger, and the Jury gave a Verdict for the Plaintiffs with costs. A NEW MAGAZINE, On Tuesday, June 1. will be Published, Price 6d. In which is given an excellent Medal of bis Royal High- ness William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, executed by Mr. Kirk, who is universally deemed the first Artist in Europe of bis Profession ; also a fine Engraving of The Miser Enchanted, highly finished, from the De- sign of an eminent Master. NUMBER III. [ to be continued Monthly] of The SENTIMENT A L MAGAZINE Or, GENERAL ASSEMBLAGE of SCIENCE, TASTE and ENTERTAINMENT. Calculated to amuse the Mind, to improve the Under- standing, and to amend the Heart. London: Printed for the Authors, and sold by G. KEARSLEY, NO. 46 Fleet- street, an all other Book- sellers in Great Britain and Ireland.— Where may be h; id Numbers I. and II. This Number consists of a great Variety of Arti- cles, too numerous to be mentioned in an avdertise- ment, all of which are Original. To shew our utmost Attention to oblige our Readers, we have connived a Method to finish some of our Medals upon Plated Metal, by which means they will in every respect appear the same as Silver ones, as they will be plated with the belt Virgin Sil- ver ; and should they be worn in the Pocket for se- veral Years, will retain the same Appearance, as nothing but Silver can be discovered by the Eye, on either Side. Such of our Encouragers who chuse to have them plated with Silver in this and the future Numbers of The Sentimental Magazine,, are desired to give particular Orders to their respective Booksellers, and the price will be Ninepence for the Maga- zine and Plated Medal. A Copper Medal will con- tinue to be given in every succeeding Number, Price Sixpence; and the Curious, who are desirous of hav- ing a fine Dye, impressed upon Virgin Silver, may be accommodated for no more than Ninepence. Numbers I. and II. may also be had, price Sixpence each with the Copper Medals, and Ninepence with the Plated Medals. Thole Correspondents who furnish us with the best Poem, or the best Article in Prose, will be entitled to a Silver Prize- Medal. Miss TRESILIAN's SALE Of Furniture, Millinery, and Haberdashery. M' R. CLARKE Respectfully informs the Public, The ABOVE SALE is PUT OFF for a Few Days only :— CATALOGUES of which will be timely dispers'd, and advertis'd in the Bath Papers BAT H. AT THE LADIES COFFEE ROOM, Will be deliver'd a COURSE of LECTURES, On the ART of SPEAKING. WHEREIN will be illustrated the Formation and Powers of the Human Voice. The Me- thod of teaching Children to read, of curing Impe- diments, and of acquiring the Propriety of Energy, and Gracefulness of Public Speaking. The second Part of each Left lire contains a Recital of the most striking Passages of Eloquence and Poe- try ill the English Language. By JOHN HERRIES, A. M. To begin on Wednesday next, the 2d of June, at a Quarter before Seven o'Clock in the Evening, and to be continued on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fri- days ' till finished. Tickets for the whole Course, at Half a Guinea each', to be had at the Rooms, Coffee- houses, and Booksellers.— Admittance to Non- subscribers, Two Shillings and Six- pence each Lecture. An Analysis, containing a full Account of the whole, to be had Gratis at the above Places. WILLIAM and JOHN EVILL RETURN their most humble and grateful Thanks to their Friends and Customers for their long and repeated Favours already received, and humbly solicit a Continuance of the same ; and beg Leave to inform them, and the Public in gene- ral, that in order to make it more convenient to car- ry on that Large and Capital Business, At E V I L L' s London, Sheffield, and Birmingham Warehouse, In the MARKET- PLACE, BATH, And for the more readily accommodating their Cus- tomers, they are now joined in PARTNERSHIP, in that Very large and extensive, valuable and curious Assortment of Clocks, Watches, Plate, Toy, C'ut- lery, Optical, Mathematical, Japann'd Goods, & c. having Just laid in a LARGE and FRESH Assortment of EACH of the above Branches, quite in the new- est Taste. We have just engaged some of the first and best Workmen in the Kingdom in the DIAMOND and JEWELLERY WAY, who makes, new sets, and mends all Sorts of JEWELLERY WORK, oh the Best Principles and newest Designs, with every Contri- vance to answer their several Purposes. And have also a Person very curious in HAIR- WORK, ( who far exceeds any that ever yet attempted that very fine, and new- invented Way of working it) in all its extensive Forms, Fancies, and Devices, such as Likenesses, Landscapes, Cyphers, Altars, Urns., ' Trees, Plats, & c. As we employ the best of Workmen, the Public in general may depend on being served with the best of Goods, and on the most reaibnable Terms.— We shall make it ourconstant Care AND Study to accom- modate theLadiesandGentienierr with every curious and new- invented Article in the above Branches. We intend openingour Warehouse at the Hot- Wells, for the Summer Season, as usual, with a full Assortment of Goods of the newest Taste. DR. LAURENCE SULLY, Surgeon, Oculist, Dentist, and Operator for the Ears, at the Grass Hopper, and Pestle and Mortar, near the Cross- Bath. cures Cancers of all Kinds in any Part of the Body, without Incision ; the King's Evil if ever so bad or of long Duration ; Wens in the Threat if ever so large, dispersed by Medicines only, without any Pain to the Patient; and the Doctor gives speedy Relief in the Gout, without endangering the Patient Or any re- lapse; likewise Ruptures or broken bellies in men, wo, men, and children ; Fits in children or grown per- sons; all Scorbutic cafes whatsoever incident to the human body ; likewise those that are blind, or have weak Eyes. He alio cures the Venereal Disease in all its.; symptoms and stages without Mercury or any confinement, and even without the knowledge of a bed- fellow. All these ( by God's assistance ) he per- forms on very reasonable terms. Mrs. SULLY is always at Home, to attend Ladies for all Disorders incident to the Fair Sex, especially Deafness, and Ruptures in the Navel or Groin— The Doctor is to be spoke with every morning & evening This is to Certify that Mrs. DURHAM, Wife of Mr. JAMES DURHAM, at the GraSs- Hopper near the CroSs- Bath, who Was blind a conSIDerable Time, and could get no Relief, on applying to Dr. SULLY, was curEd of her BLindneSs, and. has continued Well ever SiNce.— Any PERSON may enquire of Mrs. Durham the Truth hereof, and receive full Satisfaction. I JOHN ALEXANDER, Butler to Sanford, ESq. on St. James's Parade, Bath, have been cured oF a Nervous DiSorder by Dr. Sully, after applying in vain to Several Gentlemen of the Faculty. As WitneSs my Hand the Ioth of April, JOHN ALEXANDER. I GEORGE LEE, who attended the Auction at the Wheat- Sheaf in Stall- street, Bath, some Time since, was supposed to he afflicted with a violent Rheumatic Disor- der, and applied to an eminent Physician without receiv- ing any Benefit, but happily hearing of Mr. Sully, I put myself under his care, and in 8 Days I found myself greatly mended, and by repeating the Medicine am per- fectly restored to Health. As Witness my Hand the 9th of April, ' GEORGE LEE. A handsome high- bred MARE, rising, 4. Years old and good- tempet'd, to be Sold at the George- Inn, S I L K - M E R C E R Y. BATH, May 31, 1773. WILLIAM PRATTENTON, Begs Leave to acquaint bis Friends and the Public, THAT he intends opening a SHOP in ABBEY- STREET, opposite Kingston's- Buildings, in a- bout eight Days, with an elegant Assortment of the most FASHIONABLE SPRING SILKS. He hopes to be so happy as to meet with Encou- ragement, which he will use his utmost Endeavours to deserve. BATH SCHOOL. THE Rev. Mr. MORGAN, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, being presented by the Worshipful the Mayor and Corporation, to the Care of the GRAMMAR- SCHOOL in this City, purposes on the first Day of JULY next, to open the same for the Admission of Young Gentlemen, to be genteely Boarded and carefully Educated after the present ETON Method. Mr. MORgAN is determined to spare no Pains or Expence to support the Credit of the School, he therefore hopes for the Confidence and Encouragement of the Public.— All Letters di- rected to the Rev. Mr. MORGAN, at the Grammar- School, Bath, will be duly answer'd. N. B. Writing and Arithmetick, French and Dancing, will be Taught by able Matters. The PERSON intruded with The India Sale of SILKS, MUSLINS At No. 5, on ST. ANDREW'S TERRAS, Near the New Assembly- Rooms, BATH, TAKES this Method to return his sincere Thanks to the Ladies in General, and likewise the Public, for the great Encouragement the Sale has met with, and as- sures them the Sale will continue till Saturday next, and no longer, as the above Person must be in London on Monday the 7th of June ; and for the Sake of a quick Dispatch the under- mentioned Goods will be sold much under the India Price, and also a Discount of Five per cent, will he allowe'd on every sum to the amount of 4os. The very best double Taffaties, plain, shaded or stript so low as 4. Guineas and half a Negligee Piece, worth 6 guineas, the common fort at 3I. 13s. 6d. a Piece or 37s. a Gown ; the very best double black Grograms, ( richer than any Ducape) at 4Guineas & f a Negligee Piece, or zl. 7s. 3d. a Gown; Sattin strip'd sprig'd, Gingliams at 30s. a Piece, and plain stript ditto at il. 4- S. aPiece; the very best rich double Barcelona Pieces, for SPRING Gowns at 28s. a Piece, another Sort at a Guinea a Piece, superfine Yard- wide sprig'd Muslins at 7s. 6d. and the very best sprig'd Muslins, Apron Breadths at 12s. a Yard, worth 18s. and fine strip'd Muslin Apron Breadths, at 3s. fid. a Yard worth 6s. and all the India Goods in Propor- tion. - Likewise the Goods that were bought for Exportation are felling at the following very low Pri- ce?, viz. Superfine Yard- wide Two- colour printed Cottons so low as 2s. 4d. a Yard; Three colour dit- to at 2S. fill, and full Chintz Patterns at 3s. a Yard ; Superfine stript, flower'd, and Copper- plate Linens at 2S. fid. a Yard ; ditto at i8d. and 2od. a Yard ; Men and Women's Worsted stockings at i8d. a Pair; and black and buff Breeches Pieces at" 3s. each ; fignr'd Ribbons at 5d. a Yard; and Bristol Stone Buttons set in Silver 2s. a Pair, worth 3s. 6d. and 10 half Pieces of fine Holland for Shirting from 2S, 6d. to 4s. a Yard, worth is. a Yard more the buying; superfine Damask Table Linen so low as 4. guineas & a set, worth 6 guineas; damask and diaper Table Cloths of all Sizes and Prices, and superfine Cambricks and Lawns, together with sundry other valuable Goods of the newest Taste, which will be all Sold off without Reserve. The Public and Country Dealers have now such an Opportunity of buying Goods Cheap, as may never happen again to the Inhabitants of this City. BRISTOL, May 31. Arrived at the Hot- Wells. Lord Dauf on, Sir William Meredith, Mr. Juke and family, Mr. Cham- berlyne, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. Gorth, Mr. and Miß Martin, Mr. and Miss Clue, Mr. and Miss Hornyhold, Mr. Morgan, Mr Murry Mr. Stewart, Mr. Hofe^ Mrs. Tales, Mrs'. Powell, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Pratt, Miss Yerbury, Miss Goatley, Miss Mackenzie, Miss Bowa- ter, Miss Jenkins, two Miss Armstrong's, & c. Came in since our last. The Jobanna Sophia, Hen- aegust, from Stockholm; the Elizabeth, Sinclair, from Rotterdam ; the Britannia Yacht, Shaw, and the Pitt Yacht, Gardner, both from Cork; the Union, Harvey and the Betsey, Adamson, both from London-, the Bri- tannia, Bruce, from Africa and Jamaica ; the Friend- ship, Meaden, from South- Carolina; the Maria, Tho- meson, from Longsound; the Dublin, Leard, from Dub- lin-, and the Bristol Packet, Moon, from Liverpool. Arrived. At London, the Eagle, Row den; at St. Vincent's the William and Mary, Veisey, at New- York, the Grace, Chambers ; at Maryland, the Restoration, Thomas; at Jamaica, the Windsor, Norman, all from hence ; at Dover, the Noble, Anstice, from Leghorn - at Lisbon, the Royal Charlotte, M'Kirdy, from Ma- ryland. Entered out. The Dispatch, Paynter, for Ham- burgh ; the Hope, Butler, for Cadiz; the Britannia Yacht, Shaw, for Cork ; the Sisters, Meldale, for A- rundell; the Providence, Sorenson, for Loungsound Married. The Rev. Dr. Brett, of Exeter, to Miss Milton, daughter of Mr. Milton, Senr. of this Mr. William Hole, an eminent Grocer, in to Miss Rachael Vaughan, daughter of the late Mr. Vaughan, of this city, banker— Mr. Thomas Jones, at the Greyhound Inn, in Broad- mead, to Mrs. Young, relict of Mr. Edward Young, Attorney of thiscity. POETS CORNER. PARODY on the first. 28, and the 14. concluding lines of the first epistle of Mr. POPE'S ESSAY ON MAN. AWAKE, my Wilkes! dismiss all trifling things, To curb the pride of Ministers and Kings. Let us ( since proofs so well the theme supply). Tell treach'rous Senators how oft they lie; Expatiate free o'er Britain's glorious state ; The terror of each tyrant and the hate; Or object of contempt, whose frame so shock'd, Makes it by neighbouring potentates be mock'd. Together let us beat the courtly field, Try what the open, what the covert yield; The Statesman's meanness, and his heights, explore; How oft he rises by a rogue, or whore ; Observe the bandage on the royal eyes, Trace England's follies and its miseries; Laugh where we can, be mournful where we must, But steadily oppose each pow'r unjust. Spy first, of , in kingly pomp and show, How can he reason, who ne'er yet could know ? Bute's opiate balm soft trickling in his ear, How can lie judge? nay more, how can he hear? Thro' foreign climes tho Britain's — be known, He's scorn'd in them, and laugh'd at in his own. He, who can pierce thro' dark intrigues of state, See future Kings, some ruin'd, others great, Observe how fly intelligence may run To France, and England be at once undone; How favourite Jacobites their schemes prepare, May tell why —— lets things be as they are. Cease then, nor buying votes Corruption name, Our crazy state depends on what we blame. O, Britain ! be asleep : This just degree Of blindness, weakness, heav'n awards to thee. Submit. To Louis, or a tyrant here, Secure to be as curst as thou canst bear; Fait in the gripe of arbitrary pow'r, Or in the peaceful, or the hostile hour. Court lies a system form, unknown to thee; Law is prerogative thou canst not fee ; All rapine, honesty not understood; A subject's murder, but a Monarch's good: And, spite of common sense, in Patriots spite, What Bute doth plan our earthly Jove things right, Reading. C. To the PRINTER. THE following Resolution of the House of Com- mons, is an excellent Specimen of the wisdom which sometimes prevails in that national assembly : " Resolved, That no strangers shall be hereafter ad- mitted into the gallery during the remainder of the present fession."— This, Sir, is a very strange resolu- tion ; for what resolution can be stranger than for re- presentatives to call their constituents strangers? TIM SHORT. ANECDOTE. THE Emperor Camhi of China, being out a hunting, and having gone astray from his at- tendants, met with a poor old man, who wept bitterly and appeared afflicted for some extraordinary disaster. He rode up to him, moved at the condition he saw him in; and, without making himself known, asked what was the matter with him. Alas I Sir, replied the old man ; though I should tell you the cause of my distress, it is not in your power to remedy it. Perhaps, my good man, said the Emperor, I may be of greater help to you than you think ; make me your confident, you do not know what may happen to your advantage. Well, good Sir, if you would fain know, answered the man, I must tell you that all my sufferings are owing to a Governor of one of the Emperor's pleasure- houses. Finding a little estate of mine, near that royal house, to suit his conveni- ency, he seized upon it, and reduced me to the state of beggary you fee me in. Not contented with this inhuman treatment, he forced my son to become his slave, and so robbed me of the only support of my old- age. This, Sir, is the reason of my tears. The Emperor was so affected by this speech, that, fully resolved to take vengence of a crime committed under the sanction of his authority, he asked immediately the old man if they were far from the house he spoke of; and the old man answering they were not above half a league, he said he had a mind to go there with him himself, to exhort the Governor to restore to him his estate and his son, and that he did not despair of persuading him to it. Persuade him ! replied the old man ; ah, Sir, remember, if you please, I told you that man belongs to the Emperor. It is neither safe for you nor me to propose any thing like what you fay to him ; he will only treat me the worse for it, and you will receive some insult from him, which I beg you would not expose yourself to. Be under n0 concern on my account, replied the Emperor, I am determined to go upon this business, and I hope we shall soon fee a better issue to our négociation than you imagine. The old man, who perceived visible marks in this unknown person of that something which illustrious birth impresses on the aspect of those of rank, believed he should not more oppose his good intentions, and only objected, that, being broke down with old- age and a foot, he was not able to keep up with the walk of the horse the Emperor was mounted on. I am young, answered the Emperor ; do you get a horseback and I will go a- foot. The old man not accepting the offer, the Emperor hit upon the expedient of taking him behind him ; but the old man again excusing himself, that his poverty having deprived him of the means of changing linen and cloaths, be might communicate to him vermin he could not keep himself clean of: Come, friend, said the Emperor, be in no trouble about that ; get be- hind me; a change of cloaths will presently rid me of all communication of the kind. At length the old man mounted, and both soon arrived at the house they rode to. The Emperor asked for the Governor, who, appearing, was greatly surprised when the Prince, in accosting him, discovered to him, to make himself known, the embroidered dragon he wore on his bread, which his hunting- garb had kept con- cealed. It happened, to render more famous, as it were, this memorable action of justice and humanity, that most of the Grandees, who followed the Emper- or to the chace, there met about him, as if assigned a place of rendezvous. Before this grand Assembly he severely reproached the old man's persecutor with his fingal injustice, and, after obliging him to restore to him his estate and son, he ordered his head to be in- stantly cut off. He did more: He put the old man in his place, admonishing him to take care, left, fortune changing his manners, another might hereafter avail himself of his injustice, us he now had of the injustice of another. HOUSE of COMMONS. MONDAY was received and read, the report of the general bill for the preservation of public highways; went through the amendments, and received several clauses thereon. Mr. Whit- worth objected very strongly to that part of the bill which directs that the whole of the duty to be per- formed shall be done by the inhabitants of every parish, township, or place; he objected to the ge- neral extent and meaning of these words, and wish- ed that the House would put a definitive sense up- on their construction, as there were many persons, though dwelling within each parish, township, or place, that claimed an exception from coining into the repair of the public highways; and that as some persons often claimed the right of repairing their own road, ratione tenura, and 011 that account ex- empt from coming out to do duty in the parish at large; and also others who claimed the same right by custom and prescription of mending a small part that may be within their own hands, claiming in the fame manner a privilege of being exempt from coming out to the repairs of the public highways at large, notwithstanding they live within the district of the surveyor of such parish, township, or place; he observed, that under these general words, law- suits and controversies innumerable are continually happening; he therefore wished the House would at once make the bill clear and plain, and to declare, by a clause, whether such persons claiming such ex- emption are or are not to be comprehended within the limits of this act, under the words " inhabi- tants of every parish, township, or place." He wished to offer a clause for this purpose, with an ex- ception to particular cafes, where lands might e left or given for the repair of public highways; but with regard to the public roads in each parish, township, or place, the repair of many parts of which were claimed by custom or prescription by particular persons, he apprehended the House could not shew their wisdom in a higher degree than by abolishing such practices, so injurious to the pub- lic roads; and explaining this essential part of the bill, in such a manner as to do credit to the pro- ceedings of the House. The report of this bill was agreed to without further amendments, and ordered to be engrailed: It being too large and volumi- nous to be printed, for it to pass through the dif- ferent stages necessary to make it an act. Sir Harbord Harbord then moved the second reading of the bill for amending, and rendering more effectual, an act made in the first and second years of the reign of King Philip and Queen Mary, entitled. " An act that persons dwelling in the country shall not fell divers wares in cities or towns corporate, by retail;" and for preventing persons felling divers wares by auction in cities, towns cor- porate, and market towns, where the owners of such wares do not reside.— After which, Mr. R Fuller moved, that the consideration of it should be put off for three mouths. The arguments used for putting it off were, that it was an affair of great importance and extent, no less than depriving all the hawkers and pedlars from supplying the country with goods, and also depriving government of a considerable revenue; a recompence for which the bill did not in any shape provide; and likewise that, if a bill of this nature should take place, it would create monopolies, and be a great hardship upon the inhabitants of such market towns, where there were perhaps none, or at moil more than one, who trafficked in those kind of necessaries which were brought by the itinerant tradesmen; that it would be improper to enter into a bill of this mag- nitude and alarming extent, at so late a time in the sessions, when probably the House would not fit twenty days longer.— Upon which a division hap- pened, 74 against 7z, and the farther consideration of that matter was put off for three months. Tuesday, a petition was presented to the House by Mess. Adams of the Adelphi, praying leave that altho' the time was expired, they might be at liberty to present a petition, which is intended for leave to bring in a bill to enable them to fell their Houses by lottery ; as the intention of die bill was no secret, it met with great opposition, as many of the members who spoke, thought it might be open- ing a door, the inconveniencies of which would soon be felt; that applications of that fort would be numerous. A member gave a hint, that a cer- tain gentleman might desire the fame for his House at Roehampton, and he did not know how they could refuse him, if the present indulgence was complied with; after some time the House divided, whether the petition should be received, ayes 109, noes 64. It was then moved that the fame might be referred to a committee, who were to consider it, and afterwards make a report to the House. Wednesday, in a committee supply, voted that 1,4.00,0001. be granted to his Majesty for the pur- pose of relieving the East- India Company, and for securing to their creditors a more speedy satisfaction of their demands. In a committee on ways and means, that an ad- ditional duty of one penny halfpenny per square yard be laid on all painted, printed, or stained pa- per imported into this kingdom from foreign parts. Ordered in a bill for fettling the wages of jour- neymen weavers. Passed the bill for restraining the time of killing red game ( which is to commence the 12th of Aug.) and for black game, which commences, as in the former bill, on the 20th of August. To the P R I N T E R. IN the speech which General Burgoyne made in the House of Commons against Lord Clive, he says, " That the determination of the Council, composed of Lord Clive, Major Kilpatrick, Mr. Drake, Mr. Watts, and another, operated by the most singular minority, exercising the authority of a majority. By the admirable dexterity of Lord Clive, two were de- termined a majority in Jive, A mode of calculation hitherto unknown.'— Now, Sir, if such a determina- tion of the Council did really take place, as the Ge- neral asserts, I cannot nevertheless agree with him in opinion, that it was a mode of calculation hitherto unknown, because it was a mode of calculation made use of many years ago by the House of Commons, 0n the contested election of Lord Clive for the borough of St. Mitchel, the right of which election being left to a committee of the whole House, the committee agreed, that Lord Clive had thirty good votes, and the other candidate twenty- seven, and reported the same to the House, when the House determined, that twenty- seven were more than thirty : Wherefore, if my Lord Clive did make use of such a mode of calcu- lation, it is evident, he learnt it from the House of Commons, BRUTUS. By the KING'S AUTHORITY, This Day was Published, A NEW EDITION, Carefully Corrected and Enlarged, of THE NEW Week's Preparation for a Worthy Receiving the LORD'S SUPPER as Appointed and Recommended by the CHURCH of ENGLAND. With suitable Directions for a devout Be- haviour during the Solemnity, and for a moil beneficial and effectual joining with the Minister in the Office of Administration. To which are added, PRAYERS for Morning and Evening, to be used either with a Family, or in Private; also Prayers for other Occasions. Be careful to observe, That the extraordinary Demand there has been of late Years for this Excellent Book, has lately induced some Booksellers to alter OTHER Week's Preparations, that they might the more imperceptibly obtrude them upon the Public in its Stead : For the Future, therefore, to distinguish all such Alterations and Impositions, you need only remember that THIS NEW Week's Preparation is the only one that ever was published by the KING'S AUTHORITY. And by tie Author of the New Whole Duty of Man. And is, by Alignment from the Executors of Edward Wicksteed, printed ONLY for JOHN HINTON, in Pater- noster- Row, near Warwick- Lane, London, and sold by the Booksellers of Great- Britain and Ireland. Where may be had, The Second Part of the NEW Week's Preparation, Price One Shilling! RICHARD GOLDSTONE, APOTHECARY and DENTIST, IN BROAD- STREET, BATH, ( Eldest Son of the late John Goldstone, deceased) BEGS Leave to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, that he DRAWS TEETH and STUMPS with the greatest Ease and Safety ; likewise Cleans TEETH, and prepares a DENTIFRICE that cleans and beautifies them, preserves the Gums, and removes every Obstruction that is in the least injurious to either.— also ARTIFICIAL TEETH made in so neat a Manner as not to be distinguished from Natural Ones.— CORNS and TOE- NAILS that grow into the Flesh, he removes with great Ease and Dexterity.— He likewise executes every other Branch of his late Father's Profession. He returns sincere Thanks to his Friends for the great Encouragement he has already received, and humbly hopes for a Continuation of their Favours, which he will exert his utmost Endeavours to merit. Those who have irregular or decay'd Teeth, may have them extracted, and replaced with hand- some found ones, which will fix and become as useful as the best Natural Teeth. N. B. Part of the HOUSE to be LETT. BATH, March 8, 1773. A Real SALE of Woollen- Drapery, & c. This Day began SELLING OFF, THE ENTIRE STOCK ( late Mr. CREAsER's) in the Abbey Church- Yard; confiding of a Large and Fashionable Assortment of Superfines, and other Cloths of all Qualities, Ratteens, Cassi- meres, Bath Bevers, Napp'd Duffels, Coatings, and every other Article in the Woollen Trade ; together with a great Variety of Men's Mercery, Manchester Goods, Men's Hats, Ladies Riding ditto, Silk Waistcoat and Breeches Pieces, in plain Colours, Stripes and Figures, Gold and Silver Lace and But- tons, & c. A great Variety of Tambour and Brocaded Shapes for Waistcoats, in Gold, Silver, and Colours. N. B. As this Stock must be disposed of for Ready- Money, on Account of Mr. CREASER'S present Si- tuation, he assures the Public, that each Article will be sold at Prime Coil, ( the Price being marked on the Goods) and also that a Discount of FIVE PER CENT, will be allowed on every Sum to the Amount of Twenty Shillings, except on SUPERFINE CLOTHS, which will be fold for Fifteen Shillings per Yard. GEORGE R. GEORGE the Third, by the grace of God, of Great- Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Whereas BENJAMIN COLLINS, of the City of New- Sarum, in our County of Wilts, has, by his Petition, humbly represented unto us, that he hath found out and invented a new Composition of Snuff, called and known by the Name of CORDIAL CEPHALIC SNUFF, Which he humbly conceives will be greatly conducive to the Healths of our Subjects, and that this Invention is of his own Contrivance. The Petitioner therefore humbly besought us to grant unto him, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, our Royal Letters Patent, for the file Making and Vending of the said Composition, for the Term of Fourteen Tears, according to the Statute in that cafe made and provided. And to the end that he the said BENJAMIN COLLINS, his Executors, & c. may have and enjoy the full Benefit and the sole use of the said Invention, we do, by these Presents, require and strictly command all Persons, Bodies Politic and Cor- porate, and all other our Subjects whatsoever, that neither they, nor any of them, during the continuance of the said Term of Fourteen Years hereby granted, either directly or indirectly do make, use, or put in Practice the said Invention, or any Part thereof, nor in any wife Counterfeit, Imitate, or Resemble the same. Witness our- self at Westminster, this 18 th Day of January, in the Thirteenth Year of our Reign. By Writ of Privy Seal. COCKS. THIS CORDIAL CEPHALIC SNUFF has, by long Experience, been found an effectual remedy for most disorders of the Head, especially the com- mon Head- Ach, to which it hardly ever fails giving im- mediate Ease, and by frequent use prevents its Return. It admirably Opens and Purges the Head, strengthens the Nerves, revives the Spirits, and has a most grateful Aromatic Smell. It removes DROWISINESS, SLEEPINESS, GIDDINESS, and VAPOURS; relieves Dimness of the Eyes, is excellent in Curing Recent Deafness, and has been of great service in Hysteric and Paralytic COMPLAINTS, and in restoring the Memory when impaired by Disorders of the Head. It is also extremely Proper for all Persons who visit the Sick, or go into Unwholesome Rooms or Unhealthy Places, and Hot Climates, as it Fortifies the Head against Noxious Exhalations and Infectious Air. It is Sold by F. Newbery, Jun. at No, 65, in St. Paul's Church- yard, opposite the North Door of the Church ; and Messrs, Dicey, Beynon, and Co. in Bow Church- yard, London ; and by Hodson and Co. at the Printing- Office in Salisbury, and W. FREDERICK in Bath, by Appointment of B. Collins, the Patentee, at 6d. the Bottle; with proper Allowance to those who take Quantities to Export, or Sell again. By the KING's AUTHORITY, This Day was Published, Necessary for all Families, a NEW EDITION, In OCTAVO, of the NEW WHOLE DUTY of MAN. CONTAINING The Faith as well as Practice of a Christian ; mads easy for the Practice of the present Age, as the Old Whole Duty of Man was designed for those unhappy Times in which it was written ; and supplying the ARTICLES of the CHRISTIAN FAITH, which are want- ing in that Book, tho' Essentially necessary to Salvation. WITH Devotions proper on several Occasions, AND A HELP for the Reading of the Holy Scriptures. By Assignment from the Executors of the late Mr. Wicksteed, printed ONLY for JOHN HINTON, in Pater- noster- Row, near Warwick- Lane, London, and sold by the Booksellers of Great- Britain and Ireland. THIS NEW Whole Duty of Man ( printed) in Octavo is Price 5s. in large Twelves 3s. 6d. and in small Twelves 2s. 6d. and is fold with the fame Al- lowance as the OLD Whole Duty of Man was to those Gentlemen and Ladies, who, out of a tender Regard to promote the eternal Welfare of their Poor and Un- instructed Neighbours and Servants, are disposed to give them away. N. B. The same may be had in Octavo neatly bound, with a curious Set of Cuts, Price 7s. 6d. WILLIAM GOLDSTONE, O P E R AT O R for the TEETH, Son and Successor of the late John Goldstone, deceasea, Begs Leave to inform his Friends and the Public, THAT he Continues his Father's BUSINESS in all its BRANCHES, at the fame Shop in GREEN- STREET, BATH, having been many Years concerned in the Execution of the laid Business, and more than three Years a Partner with him ; therefore humbly hopes for the Countenance and Encourage- ment of the Public in general, and those Customers in particular who honour'd his Father with their Com- mands. He SCALES TEETH, and makes an In- comparable TINCTURE for the Scurvy in the Gums ; also an excellent Powder and Dentifrice for preserving, fastening, and beautifying the Teeth, at One Shilling each Article. these Medicines are exceedingly serviceable to the Teeth and Gums, especially to those who are subject to Pains therein. Rub the Teeth with a little of the Denti- frice or Powder, after which wash them clean with Water, then a few Drops of the Tincture applied with a Spunge or soft Brush which he sells for that Purpose. They do not in the least hurt the Enamel of the Teeth, but preserve it by cleansing them from that tartarous Substance which is the principal Cause of their decaying, having been used upwards 0f 25 Years with the greatest Satisfaction. He also Bleeds, and cuts Corns and Toe- Nails that grow into the Flesh. N. B. All Operations belonging to the Teeth, he performs himself, but as to making Artificial Teeth, which he carries on as usual, it is performed by Mr. ALLEN, Who" is Partner with him in the Art of making and fixing Natural Teeth, or Artificial Ones, which they make from one to an entire Set, in so neat a Manner as not to be distinguished from Natural ones. At the same Place is sold the Essence of Pepper- mint, so highly esteemed by many able Physicians, which is prepared by John Juniper; also Hemet's Essence of Pearl, and Pearl Dentrifrices, Adams's Grand Specific for the Stone and Gravel, Hill's Balsam of Honey, Essence of Myrrh and Myrrh Dentifrice, with many other Patent Medicines, viz. Daffy's Elixir, Godfrey's Cordial, Hooper's Pills, Anderson's Scots Pills, Issue Plaisters and Peas of all Sorts, & c. & c. All Persons indebted to the Estate and Effects of the late Mr. JOHN GOLDSTONE, of this City, Dentist, ave desired to pay the same to Mr. Arthur Trimneil, Upholsterer, in West- gate- Street, or to, William Goldstone, in Green- Street.— And all Per- sons to whom the said John Goldstone was indebted, are desired to fend an Account of the same to the above Persons. To Mr NORTON, Surgeon, Golden- Square, London. SIR, THE great Cure I have received, by taking your Maredant's Drops, merits my public Thanks; being perfectly restored to Health, after an Illness of eight Years. At first I was taken with a violent nervous Fe- ver, which rendered me unable to get my Bread; after having took many Medicines without Effect, for a long Time, I was advised, by the Physicians, to try whether my native Air would be of Service ; I tried, but found none : Soon after, a Swelling appeared in my right Knee being then at Shrewsbury, 1 was persuaded to have the Advice of the Infirmary, where my Knee was cured ; but I had the Misfortune to get a violent Cold, by a Window's being left open when I was in a Sweat; I was then seized with a Soreness in my Head, Collar- Bone, and one of my Arms which was immediately succeeded by a moil acute Pain in those Parts. In this. Situation I returned to London, and took every Medicine the Physicians 01 my Friends advised for the Rheumatism, as the Faculty then pronounced that to be my Case, but without finding the least Benefit. I then was ordered to go to Margate, where I drank the Waters, and bathed in the Sea, for some Time, but found no Relief. I re- turned to London much worse then I left it, and continu- ed very ill far some Time, and then my Disorder t0ok another Turn ; for there appeared several Lumps on my Head, Face, Neck, and Arms ; two of them on my Head broke, and lay open two Yean,: In this deplo- rable State ( a Burthen to myself and a real Grief to my Friends) was I, when an Acquaintance, who had re- ceived a Cure in her Leg, by the Use of Maredant's Drops, advised me to take them : In the Course of my taking them, two large Pieces of Bone worked out of the Wounds. It is a Year and three Quarters since I discontinued the Medicine, and still remain in perfect Health. I am your obedient humble Servant, December 17, 1772. - M A R Y L U T E, At Mr. Field's, in Castle Street, near Leicester- Fields. Witnesses, Tho. Field, Castle- street ; Henry Hyde, Butcher, St. James's Market. Any Person still doubtful of the Efficacy of this Medicine, may ( by applying to Mr. NORTON, Surgeon, the Weft- Side of Golden- Square, near Piccadilly, Lon- don, the only Author and Proprietor, where these Drops are sold in Bottles of 6s. each) be fully convinced of their good Effect, by being referred to many People of Credit, who have been cured of the Leprosy, Scur- vy, Ulcers, the Evil, Fistulas, Piles, long- continued In- flammations of the Eyes, and every other Disorder aris- ing from a Foulness in the Blood. They may be taken in any Season, without the least Inconvenience or Hind- rance of Business. They also perfect Digestion, and amazingly create an Appetite. these Drops are also sold by Mr. ATTWOOD, Toy- Maker, in the Market- Place, BATH, who was cured of an inveterate Scurvy by the Use of them ; Mr. BON- NER, Stationer, in CastleStreet, Bristol; Miss ANDERDON, at Taunton ; Mr. Hancock, at Frome ; Messrs. Smith and Co. at Chard ; Mr. Symes at Bridgewater; Mr. Burough at Devizes; and Mr. Rogers at Calne. None are Genuine, but what are signed by JOHN NORTON in his own Hand- Writing. BATH. To be LETT or SOLD, And Enter'd upon Immediately, ACOMMODIOUS WELL- BUILT HOUSE, three Rooms on a Floor, situated in Claverton- street, in the Parish of Lyncomb and Widcomb, being the Corner House by the way that leads over the Fields to Bathwick, and New Bridge, having a beautiful prospect of the Town, and adjacent Coun- try, being well supplied with both forts of Water, with a pleasant Garden extending to the River, where a Pleasure Boat might be kept; with every other useful conveniency. Also another HOUSE, with a Garden, properly adapted for a Person who takes in Washing.— For Particulars enquire of Mr. Biggs, on Bath Quay. N. B. WANTED, THREE HUNDRED POUNDS on a Freehold Estate of Forty Pounds per Annum, clear of all Deductions.— Any Person it may suit, apply as above. To be SOLD, by Private Contract, THE Following LEASEHOLD PREMISES, viz.— All those Two New- built Messuages, with about an Acre of Garden thereto adjoining and belonging, in which is a Canal, and also a valuable Spring of Mineral or Chalybeate Water.— Also all that small Messuage, Tenement or Summer- House lying contiguous thereto, in which is an Engine or Machine for engraving Stone Seals : Together with the laid Engine or Machine, and the Appurtenances thereto belonging; which said Premises are situate and being in the Parish of Widcombe and Lyncombe in the County of SOMERSET, near the City of Bath, and are commonly called or known by the Name of Wicksteed's Machine, or the Bagatelle. The above Premises are in good Repair, very plea- santly situated, and are lett to Messrs. Wicksteed and Bowers, at the yearly Rent of iool. The whole of the above Premises are held by Lease for the Remainder of a Term of 99 Years ab- solute, whereof 76 Years are unexpired, subject to the yearly chief Rent of J2I. Also to be SOLD with the above Premises, an OR- CHARD of about three Acres and a Half, adjoining thereto, for the Remainder of a Term of 21 Years, whereof 10 Years are unexpired, subject to the yearly Rent of 7I. 10s. For further Particulars ( as to the Sale of the Pre- mises) apply to Mr. Samuel Woodhouse, at the White- Hart Inn, Stall- Street; and for a View of the fame to the said Mr. Wicksteed. A NEW WORK, proper for assisting pious Christians in their Preparations for celebrating the approaching Festival ; under the Sanction of his MAJESTY'S ROY- AL LICENCE and AUTHORITY, and recommended by several eminent DiviNES of the CHURCH or ENGLAND, whole names are inserted in the Work. This Day is Published, price only is. 6d. Found in Black, embellished and illustrated with a curi- ous Frontispiece, properly adapted to the Subject, and live other capital Engravings, ( tending to elevate the Mind of the sincere Christian) representing the mod remarkable Sufferings, & c, of Our Holy Redeemer, viz. His Agony in the Garden— His Institution of the Blessed Sacrament— His carrying the Cross whereon lie was Crucified— His Crucifixion between the Two Thieves— And his Glorious Resurrection : THE CHRISTIAN'S PREPARATION, for the Worthy Receiving of the HOLY SA- CRAMENT of the LORD'S SUPPER. In 4 parts. 1. Medications, Prayers, Confession, & c. properly adapted to the preparation necessary for receiving the Lord's Supper worthily. 2, The Devout Communi- cant's Assistant for the Holy Table; calculated to direct the Communicant's Behaviour at the Celebration of the Lord's Supper. 3. Meditations, Prayers, and Thanks- givings after receiving the Holy Sacrament 4. Devo- tions adapted to various Occasions, both with Regard to a Family and the Closet. And a paraphrase on the se- ven penitential Psalms. To which is prefixed, an INTRODUCTION-, displaying the Nature and Design of the Holy Sacrament; the Ends for which it was appointed ; and the preparation neces- ary for the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper. By a Clergyman of the Church of England. London: Printed ( pursuant to his Majesty's Autho- rity) only for J. COOKE, at Shakespear's- Head in Pater- noster- Row; and sold by most other Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. The Propriety, and even the Necessity of publishing THE CHRISTIAN'S PREPARATION For Receiving the SACRAMENT, Will easily be seen, when it is considered that former Writers on this subject have, by the very title « of their books, insinuated that a Whole WEEK must be spent in Meditations, Prayers, and Confessions of Sin; a cir- cumstance which would deprive many persons of the comfort of receiving the Sacrament at all; or oblige them to neglect the care of their families, and thereby disobey the commands of God.— Nor let it be thought that a WEEK'S PREPARATION alone can ever be a sufficient passport to the Holy Table.— It is only by a Life of Vir- tue, of Piety and Devotion, that we can hope for the happiness of a real and Christian Communication with God. To prevent Mistakes, please to order the CHRIS- TIAN'S PREPARATION, printed, by the King's Autho- rity, only for J. COOKE, of Pater- noster- Row. N. B. The Country Booksellers are desired to observe, that a much greater Profit is allowed in this Book, than in any other of the Kind and Price. FREEMAN'S GUTTA SALUPARIS, Or DROP OF HEALTH, TAKEN ¡ 11 cold Water, effectually Cures the Scurvy, Leprosy, and Venereal Disease, in all their dangerous and dreadful Symptoms.— Any Per- son doubtful of the Efficacy of said Medicine, are requested to refer to the following Affidavit. To Dr. FREE MA N, Whitehall, London. S I R, IN Gratitude to you, and in Justice to your Medicine, do solemnly Swear upon the Holy Evangelists, be- fore the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London, that I was afflicted with a most inveterate General Disorder, which caused an Excresence of Flesh to grow on my lower Jaw as large as a Goose Egg, which was very troublesome to me, and after I had ap- plied to the Faculty and Hospitals for seven or eight Months, got no Relief; but by taking your Medicine cul- led GUTTA SALUTARIS, am now effectually cured of the Disorder, also the Lump that grew on my Face is entirely eradicated, to the great Surprise of my Friends. Therefore hope you will publish this my Affidavit ( of so great a Cure) for the Benefit of my fellow Creatures in General, who may unfortunately labour under the same Disorder. Witness my Hand this 22d Day of Sep- tember, 1772. ROBERT MALCOM, Peter- Street, Westminster. Sworn before me at the Mansion- House, the Day above written, WILLIAM NASH, Mayor. This Medicine is Sold in Bath only by J. KEENE, Printer, and the Newscarriers, Price 5s. 3d. a Bottle, with Directions.— Sold also by Mr. Cummings, No. 2, Ludgate- street, London; and at most Printing- offices in England where a News- paper is printed. BATH. To be L E TT and entered upon Immediately, AHOUSE with three Rooms on a Floor, and every conveniency necessary for a Gentleman's Family, situated near the New Assembly Rooms. A neat Apartment to be lett by the Year, in Kingston's- Buildings. Enquire of W. ROGERS, Jeweller, who desires to acquaint the Public that his large Stock of Cutlery, Birmingham and Sheffield Goods, will be Sold at and under Prime Coll, as he intends leaving off that Branch of Trade. Great Assortment of Jewellery Goods, and Pearls made up, which he will engage to fell Cheaper than they are sold in London. JOHN DODD, Surgeon and Apothecary At the DISPENSARY in Stall- Street, BATH, SELLS all Sorts of the best DRUGS, CHYMI- CALS, and GALENICALS. Likewise KEY- SER'S Famous PILLS, with a Narrative of the Effects of Keyser's Medicine, and an Account of its Ana- lysis in France by the Members of the Royal Acade- my of Sciences, shewing it to be the most mild, safe, and efficacious Antivenereal Remedy ever yet disco- vered, in perfectly curing, without the least Confine- ment, the Venereal Distemper, in its most inveterate and malignant State. Sold in Boxes at il. is.— 10s. 6d.— and 5s. 3d. each, with Directions; and no where else in the Weft of England.— Also Tolu Lo- zenges 9d. a Box ; Eau de Luce is. a Bottle ; Capi- laire, Daffy's Elixir, Stoughton's Elixir Stomachi- cum, Hooper's Female Pills, Anderson's Scots Pills, Hungary Water, Spirits of Lavender, & c. & c. WANTED immediately at the said Shop, a JOURNEYMAN and an APPRENTICE. There is great Opportunity of Improvement. N. B. Physician's Prescriptions carefully made up. Orders from the Country punctually obeyed. To be SOLD in FEE, THREE TENEMENTS, situate at the Upper End of Hooper's- Court, near Walcot Church. For Particulars apply to Mr. Jacob Smith, At- torney at Law, in Bath. And to be Lett, a HOUSE and GARDEN, in Union- Passage.— And also a HOUSE and GARDEN, in Chapel- Row.— For Particulars enquire as above. BATH, May 10, 1773. Notice is hereby given, THAT the further Sum of ONE THOUSAND POUNDS, after the Rate of Four Pounds by One Hundred Pounds for a Year, will be taken upon the Security of the Turnpike Tolls in and about the said City of Bath. CHAPMAN, Clerk to the Commissioners. On the First of June will be Published, Price Six- Pence, Inscribed to the PRINCESS ROYAL of ENGLAND, Embellished with a Cur of her Royal Highness, elegantly engraved : APoetical DESCRIPTION of SONG- BIRDS. Interspersed with entertaining Songs, Fables, and Tales. For the Amusement of Children. De- corated with CUTS. Attention on each Tune bestow, For as they sing, you'll wiser grow. Printed for T. CARNAN, at No. 65, in St. Paul's Church- Yard, London ; and fold by all Booksellers. Of whom may be had, 1. The ADVENTURES OF TELEMACHUS, the Son of ULYSSES. Abridged from the French of the Archbishop of CAMBRAY. With a CUT to each of the Twenty- four Books. Inscribed to his Royal Highness GEORGE Prince of WALES. Price 2s. 6d. bound. 2. HYMNS for the Amusement of Children, with Curs. Inscribed to his Royal Highness Prince FRE- DERICK, Bishop of OSNABRUG. Price 6d. 3. A POETICAL DESCRIPTION of BEASTS, with CUTS, and Moral Reflections. Inscribed to his Royal Highness Prince WILLIAM HENRY. Price 6d. 4. The DRAWING SCHOOL for Little Masters and Misses; containing the most easy and concise Rules for learning to Draw without the Assistance of a Teacher. Embellished with a great Variety of Fi- gures. By Master MICHAEL ANGELO. Inscribed to his Royal Highness Prince EDWARD. Price 6d. 5. The LITTLE FEMALE ORATORS, or NINE EVENINGS ENTERTAINMENT; with Observations. Embellished with CUTS. Price 6d. 6. JUVENILE TRIALS for robbing Orchards, tel- ling Fibs, and other high Misdemeanours. By Mas- ter TOMMY LITTLETON, Secretary to the Court. Price 6d. 7. TEA TABLE DIALOGUES : Wherein is deli- neated the Charms of Innocence and Virtue, and the Pleasures of Rural Amusements. Price 6d. 8. The LONDON CRIES, for the Amusement of all the Good Children throughout the World. Tak- en from the Life. Price id. 9. The LILLIPUTIAN AUCTION. To which all Little Matters and Misses are invited by CHARLEY CHATTER. Walk in Gentlemen and Ladies: A Going, a Going, a Going, for One Penny. For the SCURVY, LEPROSY, & c. The Anti- scorbutic Concentrated Juices Are an Easy, Safe, and Perfect Cure. AUTHORS of the highest Authority agree that the JUICES of some Vegetables were an ab- solute and certain Cure for the SCURVY in its highest Stage; there is, perhaps, not a single Instance wherein they have failed, when fairly tried. The Ancients well knew this, and were never without a Diet- Drink composed of them. It became then a DESIDERATUM in Physic, so to con- centrate the JUICES of these peculiarly efficacious Anti- scorbutic Vegetables, collected st their proper Seasons, that, according to the great Boerhaave, their native anti- scorbutic saline Spirit might be obtained ; and that, by comprizing their whole Efficacy within a small Compass, they might be rendered at once the safest, surest, and most certain Specific in the known world against the Scurvy. After great Labour and Expence, that is now happily accomplished ; and it may be truly said, that one Tea- spoonful of these Concentrated Juices contains the whole specific Virtues of a Pint of the Anti- scorbutic Juices. Expedience has fatally convinced great Numbers of scorbutic Patients, that Mercury, and such Preparations, ruin the Constitution ; but Nature pointed out these very JuICES for these Disorders, and the native Principles in them are a certain Preservative of Life, from all Dis- eases brought on by the Scurvy. Sold at 3s. 6d. the Bottle, by W. Nicoll, No. 15, St. Paul's Church- yard, ( with good Allowance for charitable Uses, and to sell again,) Richardson and Urquhart, at the Royal Exchange ; T. Durham, in Cockspur- street, Char- ing- cross ; R. Davis, in Piccadilly ; L. Bull, Bookseller, in Bath; J. Rogers, in Calne ; ana by a Dealer in most of the principal Towns in England. BATH. At EVILL'S SHOE WARE- HOUSE, ( Being the ORIGINAL) In Stall- Street, Five Doors below the Three- Tuns, Is Carried on as usual THE BOOT, SHOE, and CLOG- MAKING BUSINESS, in all its BRANCHES, by WIL- LIAM and JOHN SMITH, BOOT and SHOE- MAKERS, ( both regularly brought up to the Trade) having a large Consumption, a quick Return, and Dealing for Ready Money, enables us to Sell at so low a Price as under, all made at Home and war- ranted Good: I. s. d. Men's Boots — — — — O 16 O Ditto Flat Shoes and Pumps - — 046 Women's Sattinet ditto — — — 044 Common Callamanco and Lading ditto 030 Leather Pumps — — — 030 Ditto Shoes — — — O 2 10 Boys and Girls every Size Sold in Proportion. N. B. Made by Order in the neatest Manner, and newest Fashion, Women's Gold and Silver and Silk Shape Pumps; ditto white Kidd, red, green, and blue Morocco ditto; Men's and Women's Shoes for the Gout; ditto Goloshes and Clogs of all Sorts. Thofe who please to Favour us with their Commands, may depend on having them executed with the utmost Neatness and Dispatch. BATH, May 22, 1773. To be SOLD in FEE, And Entered upon at MICHAELMAS next, THE SECOND HOUSE on the QUEEN'S PARADE, in possession of the COUNTESS of WARWICK. For Particulars, enquire of Mr. Yescombe, in Bath. To be SOL D, ALL that MESSUAGE or TENEMENT Situ- ate on the Burrough Walls, next the Market- place, BATH, now in Possession of Mr. Cridland, Poulterer.— The Premises are Leasehold, being held under the Corporation of the Said City, for a Term of 99 Years, ( determinable with three good Lives) Subject to a Chief Rent of IOS. per Annum. Further Particulars may be had of Mr. John Parker, at the Sign of the Squirrel, opposite the Premises. WANTED to PURCHASE, ACOMPACT FREEHOLD ESTATE, either in the County of Somerset, Gloucester, Here- ford, Wiltshire, or Dorsetshire, from 100/. to 2001. per Annum. Any Person having Such an Estate to dispose of, by applying to BENJAMIN JASON PERROTS, Esq. of Highfield, in the County of Gloucester; or to Mr. YESCOMBE in Bath, may hear of a Purchaser. Saturday and Sunday's Posts. LONDON, May 27. THE Board of Admiralty hath lately as- sumed the appointment of the Clerks in the several dock- yards, which heretofore used to belong to the principal officers therein; and, by this alteration, have strengthened the parliamentary influence of the Crown in those places. This manoeuvre may be looked upon as one excellent preparative against the approaching General Election. Yesterday in the house of Commons Lord North's resolutions of Tuesday were read and agreed to; but Mr. Dempster moved, that among the outgo- ings should be specified 6 per cent, dividend, as the resolutions cut off all dividend in cafe the loan was rejected: the minister answered him that in case the company accepted the loan, the resolutions would be a dead letter— and, if they did not accept it, could any thing be more reasonable than tying them to pay debts due, payable and demanded. The order of the day being read, to take into consideration the report of the bill for the better regulating the assize of bread ; against which the bakers of London having petitioned were heard by counsel. They examined one or two clauses in it, highly prejudicial to the trade of bakers; the first was, the repeal of part of the aft of Queen Eliza- beth relating to persons being bound to the trade, without which they could not exercise it; the other clause giving a power to Justices at the quarter ses- sions to prevent the making any other fort of bread than the fort described in the bill for a time limit- ed ; their order not to entend for more than 3 months After the examination of the witnesses, the first clause by consent rejected, and the other, upon a division of 27 ayes against 7 noes, was adjourned for further consideration. Yesterday Lord Clive was at court for the first time for some months past, and had the honour of a long conference with his Majesty. It is said, that it has cost a certain culprit Nabob upwards of 150,0001. in presents, to procure his exculpation. The sword presented to Lord Clive by the East India Company, as a mark of their approbation of his services, cost a thousand guineas. There are now in the House of Commons, one barber, three footmen, three common soldiers, and eleven clerks, who obtained feats in that honourable assembly through the channel of the East- Indies. It is said that nothing but the customary supplies will be demanded from the Parliament for the ser- vice of the present year, and that 1,300,0001. of the national debt has been paid off last year. It is said that an additional tax will be laid upon all the Roman Catholic estates through England. Scotland, Wales, and the town of Berwick upon Tweed, with a view of preventing the further in- crease of Popery in those kingdoms. It is computed by a nice calculation that up- wards of 17,000 tons of corn are annually consum- ed by the distillers in and about London. We hear that at the immediate instance of a great Prelate, orders have been given for the Irish Bishops to repair to their respective dioceses directly. This morning died advanced in years, at her house in St. James's- fquare, her Grace Mary Dut- chess of Norfolk. Her Grace was married in 17Z7 and was the daughter and co- heir of Ed. Blount, Esq. of Blagdon, in Devonshire. The time fixed for their Majesties going to Ports- mouth is Monday the 7th of June, and we hear that the Prince of Wales, the Bishop of Osnaburgh, and the Princess Royal, are to accompany them. A report which had prevailed at Paris, that that city was to be destroyed by a comet in the night between the 12th and 13 th of this month, so terri- fied many weak and credulous persons, that whole families actually quitted Paris on the account, and are gone into foreign countries. Tuesday se'nnight a duel was fought in Oxman- town Green, Dublin, between Captain W-— s and Lieutenant W—— y, of the 17th regiment of foot, when the la, tter received shotin the forehead, and instantly expired. Yesterday came on, in the Court of King's- Bench, a trial on an action of damage laid by one Tradesman against another, on the following fails. A person who had lodged in the Plaintiff's house having dropped an apron by accident into the De- fendant's yard, the Plaintiff's wife went to fetch it away, but a large dog, who was chained in the yard, flew on the woman, and tore and mangled her arm in a most shocking manner; but itappear- ing that the yard was no thoroughfare, and that the dog was chained and pinned down, the Chief Justice recommended to withdraw a Juror, and al- low some small matter to the Plaintiff on account of the unhappy circumstances, which was agreed to. At a meeting held a few days ago, by the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of London, and the other Trustees appointed by the will of the late Samuel Wilson, of Hatton- Garden, Esq. for lending out his 20,0001. legacy to young men who have been set up one year, or not more than two years, in some trade or manufacture, & c. application was made by two young men, Hair- dressers, to be par- takers of the said loan, whose petitions were reject- ed ; his Lordship and the reft of the Trustees being of opinion, that the said occupation was not fit for young men to follow, and were persuaded that the Testator never designed his money should be lent to promote so pitiful and unmanly an employment, which did not seem to require a capital of above five pounds. Yesterday morning a poor woman was found hanging in her lodgings in Kent- street, Southwark. Extreme poverty is supposed to have occasioned this rash act. Yesterday as Mr. Lilliton, surgeon, at Rother- hithe, was going to Greenwich, his horse took fright, threw him, and pitching on his head, he was killed on the spot. He has left a disconsolate wife and four children. Tuesday a brewer's clerk made off with upwards of 2000I. the property of his master. Busbridge, the Manor, Estate, and Seat of the late Philip Carteret Web, Esq. in Surry, with elegant plantations, and near 300 acres of land, was sold yesterday at Mr. Langford's, Covent- Garden, to Mr. Robson, for 14,9751. Monday morning a poney belonging to Mr. Shuttleworth, trotted 15 miles within an hour on the Stratford road, for a bet of 700I, which he won with ease. Monday evening Mr. Mitchell, of Whitechapel, was attacked by a single highwayman near Lord Tylney's feat on Epping Forest, and robbed of cash and notes to the amount of 170I. C O U N T R Y- N E W S. NEWCASTLE, May 22. Monday a Gentleman going to Hexham was met by a person in a violent hurry, who informed him that a young fellow was murdering an old man, and begged his assistance; on riding to the place they found the old man dead, and the young fellow running off. They pursued, took him, and carried him before John Tweddle Esq who committed him to Morpeth gaol.— His name is Thomas Forest; he travelled the country with earthen ware; and fays, he met the deceased Gilbert Gibson, of Hexham, on the road, an old man, whom he charged with stealing some silver spoons, and infilled on searching him for the same. The old man resented the ill treatment; on which Forest treated him in a most cruel manner, tearing the hair and skin from his head, and beating him till die blood gushed from his nose, mouth, and ears, and he died on the spot. We are informed, that Mr. Thomas Cottingham, Exciseman, at Brumbro, in Cheshire, who is now 73 years of age, constantly walks his round, which is 20 miles a day, 120 miles a week, 6240 a year; and that he has done the fame for the last 50 years, which makes 312,000 miles, and is near equal to ten times round the world. Last Tuesday as a gentleman belonging to Dur- ham, was crofting the river Wear at Framwelgate Ford, his horse got into a hole in the bed of the ri- ver, and after remaining a little time under water, came up without his rider, and swam ashore. All means were immediately used to find the gentleman, by dragging, & c. which should not be effected for above half an hour, when he was taken up appa- rently dead. A surgeon being present, got him conveyed into a house, laid him before the fire, and after rubbing his body with fait, and applying to- bacco fumigations, he at length shewed signs of life by disgorging a great quantity of water, and is now so well recovered as to be able to walk about his room. HELSTONE in Cornwal, May 13. Such wea- ther at this time of the year has not been remem- bered by the oldest man here. We have had snow and hail some inches deep, and the air exceeding cold; which has carried off many old people, and one in the 104th year, a taylor ( named Gatty) who enjoyed a good state of health, and worked at his trade till within a short time of his death. He had 45 apprentices, and has left behind, him a wife and 9 children, 39 grandchildren, and 7 great grand- children.— Provisions are very dear ; no fish in any quantity comes to market; and the corn, now the tinners are quiet, is getting up to its old price of 20s. the Cornish bushel; so that we are apprehen- sive they will rife again, and God only knows what will be the consequence ? PRices of CORN ( per Qr.) at the following Places, At Wheat. Barley. Oats. Beans. Bear- Key 4os to 55s Warminster 55s to 63s Reading 60s to 65 Newbury Basing stoke Devizes 56s to 62s 58s to 61 54s to 62s 22s to 27s 52s to 36s 19s to 34s 28s to 33s 30s to 32s 28s to 32s 12s to 18s 22s to 25s 2IS to 24s 20s to 23. S 20s to 22s 29S tO 20s. 26 to 29S 43 tO. jOS ! 9 to 40s 40 to 43 s 4- 0 to 42s i- 6 to 50s To be SO L D, On MONDAY next, the 7th of JUNE, A Broad- Wheel Waggon and 6 Horses At Mr. JOHN DALMER'S, at CORSHAM, Wilts. To be LETT, And Enter'd upon IMMEDIATELY, AHOUSE, Two Rooms on a Floor, with a Brew- House, and Yard 100 Feet in Length, and 18 Feet wide, fitting for any Business that re- quires Room. Enquire of WM. DONKERTON, Cheesemonger, opposite. To be LETT or SOLD; And Enter'd upon Immediately, AHOUSE in BLADUD'S- BUILDINGS, BATH. For further Particulars enquire of MR. Perci- val, Attorney at Law, in Bath. WANTED, \ AHOUSE Ready- Furnished, at any Distance within Five Miles of Bath : It must have two Parlours, and two or three good Bed- chambers, be- sides Rooms for Servants; Stabling for three or four Horses, and a Coach- House. Any one having such a House so Lett, on sending a Description in Writing, with the Rent expected, directed for A. B. at Mrs. Smith's, Grocer, in Gay- street, Bath, shall be answered if approved of. BATH, May 31, 1773. CHESHIRE SHOE WARE- HOUSE, In H0RSE- STREET, opposite the STABLES. MESSRS. HEWITT and Co. take this Method to inform the Public, that they are determined to sell their Goods as CHEAP as any Advertising Warehouse in this City; the Goodness and Quality of their Goods to be considered; as we do not make Use of OFFAL LEATHER on Purpose to reduce the Prices, and to take in those who are not Judges. N. B. Without Puffing we refer the Goodness of our Goods in general to those Customers who have favoured us for these Nine Years past in this City. MR. DONN being obliged to leave the Library House ( in which he kept his Ma- thematical Academy) in Bristol, intends to decline Teaching in that City, but before he comes to a Re- solution to leave this part of the Kingdom, proposes to his Friends and, the Public, that if he could be cer- tain often or twelve Boarders immediately, he would as soon as possible open an Academy in some conve- nient House, not may Miles from Bristol or Bath, or in Bath. The Expence of Board, Washing, and Education in Arithmetick, Book- Keeping, and all the Branches of the Mathematics, including a Course of Lectures in experimental Philosophy once a Year, & c. Thirty Guineas per Annum, and Four Guineas en- trance.— N. B. It is not intended to take a greater Number than Twelve, that he may be able to for- ward them to the utmost their Abilities and Industry will permit.— Whoever is inclined to encourage this Plan is requested to write to Mr. Donn at Bristol im- mediately, the Time being so short. Mr. Donn's Map of the Country Eleven Miles round Bristol is now Selling, Price 16s. 6d. on Cloth, and coloured. Ladies and Gentlemen desirouS of an Evening Course of Lectures in Experimental Philosophy at Bath immediately, are desired to give the Printer or Mr. Donn Notice directly.— Or any inclined to en- gage for Private Lectures in Geography, Use of the Globes, & c. & c. at One Guinea entrance, and a Gui- nea for every Six Lectures at their own Houses. At One Hundred and Fifty per Cent., under Prime Cost. To be SOLD for Ready- Money, SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS, DEBTS _ proved on the Estate and Effects of THOMAS CREASER, of this City, a Bankrupt, at Eight Shil- lings a Pound Enquire of Mr. GUNNING, At- torney at Law, in Bath. N. B. The Purchaser of the above Debts will not be allowed to sign the Bankrupt's Certificate. W I L T S. LOST from the Keeper at Earl- Stoke, On MONDAY the 17th of MAY, 1773., APOINTER BITCH, Liver- Colour'd Head, small, white Stripe down her Forehead; the Right Side of her Head, the Liver Colour runs as far as her Shoulder, a Spot of Hair newly off in the middle of her Forehead near the Bigness of a shilling ; answers to the Name of BLOWSE.— Whoever will return the said Pointer to Robert Strong, Keeper, shall receive a handsome Reward. Likewise LOST at the same Time, a Black Tan'd TARRIER, Ears rounded, but one Eye, answers to the Name of CRAB. To be SOLD by AUCTION, At BATH, in SEPTEMBER or OCTOBER next, In SEVERAL LOTS, WENVOE- CASTLE, together with the Manors of Wenvoe, Cadoxton East Barry, in the County of Glamorgan, ( and the Perpetual Advowson of the Rectory of Wenvoe of near the Value of 150I. per Annum) with above 4000 Statute Acres of profitable Lands of the yearly Value of 2000I. and upwards, all within three measured miles of the Castle, seven of Cardiff, and nine of Cow- bridge, two plentiful Market Towns. For further Particulars enquire of Mr. Williams, Attorney, at Cowbridge, in the said County ; Mr. Charles Atwood, Attorney, at Chepstow, Mon- mouthshire ; Mr. Geo. Jones, No. 9, Lincoln's Inn, next the Gardens; Mr. Tarlton, at Bath ; and Mr. Hargrave, in Quality- Court, Chancery- Lane. The Estate will be shewn to any intended Pur- chaser, on applying as above, or at Wenvoe- Castle ; and the Day of Sale will soon be advertised. M BATH, May 19, 17 7 3 To the PUBLIC. R. BUZAGLO, of the STRAND, LONDON, Patentee of the NEW- INVENTED WARM- ING- MACHINES, for warming with Wood Coal, or Peat, Churches, Chapels, Alterably - Rooms, Halls, Stair- Cases, Laundries, & c. takes this Opportunity to acquaint, That two Warming Machines are fixèd in MARGARET- CHAPEL, Brock- Street, by his Nephew, who will inspect any Gentleman's House, & c. gratis, and let him know the Cost agreeable to his fixed, printed London Price Bills— To he heard of, or directed to, at the Printer's of this Paper, or at the Coffee- House in the Grovè. N. B . Mr. Buzaglo's Nephew will way at Bath one Week, or longer if required. M ON D A Y's POST. [ BROUGHT by EXPRESS.] Arrived the Mails from Holland and Flanders? DANTZICK, [ Poland] May 20., THE Prussian Resident has delivered the following memorial to the magistrate this place : —' His Prussian Majesty ha- ving made the following three [ suburbs of Dantzick] royal towns, viz. Schiedlitz, Stolzen- berg, and Schtland, cannot suffer the town of Dant- zick to take duties on the merchandizes which, the inhabitants of those towns buy of the Dantzick His Majesty could demand a restitution to be made of, all the duties paid by those inhabitants since the first establishment of the excise, but guided by that moderation which governs all his actions, he limits his demands to the last 20 years ; in consequence of which, the town of Dantzick is to pay him 500,000 florins, being the amount of the duties paid from 1753., to- 1772, according to an exact calculation made on oath by those inhabitants." A LGIERS, March 25. The English frigate named the Winchelfea, of 32 guns and 180 men, commanded by Capt. Wilkinson, anchored the 6th inst. in our road. The Captain presented to the Dey a letter from the King his mailer, received his answer, and departed the 9th for the Island of Mi- norca.- The Captain's audience lasted but a few minutes, and,, on his request, no officer of the re- gency was- suffered to be present. It is supposed here that the misunderstandings between England and Algiers are terminated, and that the first- men - tioned Power, more enlightened than the Alge- rines, chose rather to make some small sacrifices than come to a rupture. The LAST NIGHT of Performing this Season. For the BENE F IT of Mr. PALMER, Treasurer, and Mr. FISHER, Box Book- Keeper, At the Theatre- Royal, To- morrow being Tuesday, June i, will be perform'd the Tragedy of KINGLÈAR. King Lear Mr. Henderson, Edgar Mr. Robson, Gloster Mr. Jackson, Edmund Mr. Keasberry, Kent. Mr. Brookes, Albany Mr. Barrett, Cornwal Mr. Egan, Bur- gundy Mr. Haughton, Gentleman Usher Mr. Didier, Physcian Mr. Floor, Knights ( attending on King Lear) Messrs. Watts, Moor, Summers, & c. Cordelia Mrs. Arthur, ( being the Last Time of her Appearing on the Stage) Goneril Mrs. Didier, Regan Mrs. Sherriffe, Aran- te Miss Summers.— End of the Play, a Double Hornpipe call'd Thomas and Sally, by Marter Deneuville and Miss Curtis.— Preceding the Farce, a Hunting Song by Mr. Maor. To which will he added a farce called The IRISH WIDOW, LONDON, May 29. This morning the Duchess of Gloucester was seized with labour- pains, upon which Dr. Ford of Albemarle- street was sent for. And soon after the Duke of Gloucester sent for the Duke of Rich- mond, to be present at the birth of the child. Many strange reports are now propagated by the courtiers, concerning the Duke of Gloucester's, marriage. Yesterday the Royal Assent was given by Com- mission to the following Bills: The Sheffield and Bir- mingham Assay Bill.-— The Bill to discourage the Practice of commencing frivolous and vexatious suits in. his Majesty's Courts at Westminster, in Causes of Action arising, within the Dominion of Wales, and for further regulating dings of the Counts of great Sessions in Wale— The Bill for building a Bridge over the River Towey near Landovery in the County of Carmarthen.— The Bill for dissolving the Marriage of Philip Cade, Esq. with Catharine Whitworth, his now Wife, and to enable them to marry again.— And to several Road and Inclosure Bills. Yesterday the Lord Mayor held a Court of Com- mon Council in Pursuance of a Summons, " to consider of an Application to Parliament, respec- ting a Bill now depending, relating to the East- India Company."— Mr. Alderman Kirkman very ably went into the Particulars of the Bill, and prov- ed incontestably that the Bill was no less injurious to the Rights of every corporate Body in the King- dom from its Principle, than a direct and imme- diate Attack on the Privileges of the East- India Company, and the Rights of the Proprietors, secur- ed to them by Charter and Parliament, He after- wars expatiated on the Consequences of placing so enormous a Power in the Crown to the total De- struction of the Constitution, and concluded with moving for a Petition to the House of Commons against the Bill now depending, and for Instructions to the Members to oppose its Progress in the House. Mr. Ald. Wilkes seconded Mr. Alderman Kirkman, and observed that the Bill was founded on the Prin- ciples of Iniquity and Robbery, as well as a bare- faced Violation of the public Faith, and therefore ought to be opposed by every Corporation in the Kingdom, as well as by every Elector in it. Mr. Kirkman's Motions were then carried unanimously, and the Petition was ordered to be immediately pre-- sented to the House of Commons. It is imagined that the East- India bill will be as fatal to the Premier, as the Chippenham and Pres- ton elections were to the Duke of Grafton and Sir Robert Walpole. A lady of family has lately gone off, charged with a forgery, upon which, it is said, she has re- ceived large sums of a merchant In the city. The wife of a very eminent tradesman in this city, is confined at her husband's seat in the coun- try, having lost notes and jewels lately at a rout to the value of 1000l. We hear that the eldest son of a great family, a youth about twenty years of age, has lately eloped to Scotland with his mother's maid. By a Gentleman just arrived from Lisbon we hear, that on Easter- Monday last as a large com- pany were on a party of pleasure in the river Ta- gus, in the King's. barge, a sudden squall overset the vessel off the Cascaes, whereby seven persons were drowned. The company consisted of the Earl of Finlater, a Scotch Nobleman, his Lady and daughter ; the young Count de Lippe, a Ger- man Colonel, in the service of Portugal; the Abbe de Saldanha, brother to the Archbishop of Lisbon; two sons of the French Consul; and several of the Portugueze Nobility and Gentry. The persons lost were, two black servants, the Count de Lippe, the Archbishop's brother, and three young Ladies, daughters to the Chief Justice of Lisbon. The rest were saved by some fishing boats. It is now said there will be a lottery this year: the scheme, we are told, is better calculated for the ticket- holders than last year, and there will not be so many large prizes, which is more advantageous for the adventurers, as they not only run away with the bulk of the treasure, but on their early coming up, hinder the tickets from going off. A penurious Rector of a good Benefice, near B- df- rd, infilled on having his Tithe in Kind, con- trary to the Custom of the Parish, which rather dis- gusted an old Farmer who kept a Quantity of Bees; the Farmer wrapt up one of his Hives in a Cloth with, the Bees, and took it to the Rector's House, and desired to speak with him, was introduced into his Study, and told the Rector he had ten Hives, and had brought him one in Kind, and then turns out the Bees on the Rector's Desk, and retreated; but the Bees having no Respect for the Cloth, almost stung the Parson to death, before he could get Assistance. Tuesday a Gentleman of fortune at Sevenoaks, in Kent, being discontented in mind, discharged a pistol at his head, but the ball only grazed his tem- ple, on which he snatched up another pistol, and shot himself through the heart. The following curious Story is told us as a Fact: Some Days ago Mr. H laid a Wager with the Hon. Mr. L of 500I. that he was not Efficient Matter of Address to gain the Favours of a certain Lady. Soon after the Bets were made Mr. H— slipt out of Company, and waiting on the Lady, told the Circumstance, at the fame Time gave her a 50I. Bank Note to stand his Friend. Mr. H— returned to his Company, and the Matter passed off for that Evening. Next Day Mr. L waited on the Lady, who was at first very distant and formal; but he being a Man of the World, saw how the Wind blew, and pulling out his Purse put 150I. in her Hand as an Instance of his Affection. Thissoon produced a proper Understanding between the Parties, and the Lady herself decided the Bet in Favour of Mr. L On Sunday afternoon thirteen young gentlemen, going up the river in a pleasure- boat, by some mis- fortune were overset near the bridge, and eleven unfortunately drowned. A Correspondent remarks, that the more general Umbrellas are, the more aukward they appear : to fee a parcel of gentlemen running against each other in the narrow passes and every corner they turn for fear of a shower of rain, is truly ridiculous, saving themselves only in part; for if umbrellas wou'd se- cure the feet and legs ( the most material part to be kept dry) they wou'd be of some use : but in these days to fee Englishmen import every Foreign effe- minate custom is a proof we are dwindling into soup- meagre itself.— The gentlemen of the Faculty are certainly call'd upon on short notice, but even for those there is NO excuse, when a useful hat and a long cloak or coat answer a better purpose, are as easy thrown off, and look much more respectable.— The Ladies who dislike chairs, whose head- dresses are often valuable, may be allow'd the use of them with some reason, and there is something very agree- able in feeing the gentle wave with their delicate hands: this exercise is of more use than the auk- ward machine itself, for they really ought to have their Footman always behind, leaning his head on one fide,- constantly bawling out, that his lady is coming under an umbrella. Extract of a letter from Paris, May 24. A mail pretending to be a Prophet appeared here in February last: He went to all the Houses, preaching to the servants repentance and amend- ment; he looked so composed and so spiritual, that most of them took him under their protection, and supplied Mm with the necessaries of life for two or three months. The Lieutenant of the Police being informed of it, ordered a Commissary to enquire about the man ; in consequence of which, an Of- ficer of the Police brought him before the Commis- sary. He told the Magistrate that he was born in Heaven, and sent by the Almighty in an human form, to the Capital of France, as the place of rendezvous for all forts of debauchery, bad exam- ples, wickedness, & c. That his name was the Fore- runner of the destruction of the city, which would be at an end the 15 th of May : That a comet would appear in the month of April; if it had one tail an earthquake would, be the instrument of its destruction ; if it had two, there would be a fire- rain ; but if twenty parts of the inhabitants of that city changed their way of living, God would for- give the reft, and keep it safe for thirty years more: That he was sent to preach to the people, to con found vice, and to comfort the poor in spirit; that he should give no answer but to the King, as the Envoy of the King of Kings. This report having been made to the Lieutenant of the Police, he or- dered the Prophet to be brought before him. He repeated to that Magistrate the same story, and refused to give any other satisfaction ; he added only, that he was sure to be persecuted for doing his duty. The Lieutenant of the Police employed all his rhetoric to draw him into a fair argument, but in vain. He sent him to Bicetre, where he is at present. A fine apartment has been granted him, and very good accommodations. Nobody is admited to speak with him, but by permission of the Magis- trate. Several Doctors of the Sorbonne have paid him friendly visits, though to no purpose. He continues in his confinement till he will give more satisfactory answers. Abstracted from this strange tale, he appears very sensible, and a good scholar. He is extremely resigned to his confinement; his li- berty has been offered if he chuses to give some more light upon his mission, but he has refused, declaring that he is ordered not to go farther upon that mat- ter, and that he will die a faithful servant to the Matter who sent him." BANKRUPTS. James Simpson, of Dudley in Wor- cestershire, Shopkeeper.— Richard Newman, of Dart- BATH, May 31. The THREE TENEMENTS in HOOPER'S COURT, near Walcot Church, ( advertised in the pre- ceding Page to be Sold in Fee) ARE TO BE SOLD- BY AUCTION at the House of Mr. John Lowther, known by the Sign of the Three- Crowns at Walcot, on Monday the 14th of June next, between the Hours of Five and Seven in the Afternoon.— For Particulars and Conditions of Sale apply to Mr. Jacob Smith, Attorney, in Bath. Arrived here, Lord Bishop of Ely and Lady, Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Mr. Thomas Acland, Baron Spolken, Admiral Robinson, General Irwin, Major Lawley, Major Hartley, Major Brace, Capt. Bennet Capt. Currants, Dr. Walker, Rev. Dr. Wharton and 3 Misses, Rev. Mr. Brown, Rev. Mr. Barnard, Rev. Mr. Cotton, Mr. and Mrs. Groves, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Mayow, Mr Mrs. Master and Miss Hen- ley, Mr. and Mrs. Blair, Mr. and Mrs. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby, Mr. Mrs. Master and Miss Coombes, Mr. and Mrs. Trotman, Mr and Mrs. Pardoe, Mr. and Mrs. Herries, Mr. Crompton, Mr Hern, Mr. Peard, 2 Mr. Smiths, Mr Tunkin, Mr. Batter, Mr. Weller, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Fothergill, Mr. Lethbridge, Mr. Stanbury, Mr. Barnes, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Bucke, Mr. Butler, Mr. Marchant, Mrs Fitten, Mrs Culland, Mrs Pelham, Mrs Bostock Mrs Jones, Mrs Warren, Mrs Vine, Miss Crump, Miss Boote, & c. & c. Saturday died at her House in Queen- Square, Mrs. Mary Webb aged 86 years : Ever happy in her peace on earth, conducted by the promises of Heaven.— She was daughter of Mr. Thomas Harrison, the first improver of this city, A. D. 1706. Same day died Mr. James Barrell, Watch- maker, of this city. A few days ago a gentleman of fortune in Glou- cestershire shot himself with a pistol, and, it is said, the ball might have been extracted, but that he ob stinately refused it, and died in great agonies. A love affair is supposed to have occasioned his com- mitting so rash an action. Last week was committed to Shepton- Mallet gaol, Mary Bartlett, ( servant to Farmer Edward Lam- bert, of Doulting) for the wilful murder of her bas- tard child, of which she was privately delivered some time since.— She had wrapt it up in an old cloth, and carried it into a dark garret, where it was found the day after her delivery with its under Jaw broke off, and its tongue almost pulled out. Collected at the several Churches in this City Yes- terday se'nnight, for the Children of the Charity- School, — £. 102 j jt To be added. Mrs. Forbes, by Mr. John Horton 110 John Blagrave, Esq. by the Rev. Mr. Archdeacon Chapman — 220 £ 105 8 5I To the PRINTER. IAm a very plain and a very private member of the community; but tread on a worm, fays the old proverb, and you will find it so far human that it will turn, defenceless as it is, on its enemy. After what I have said above, you will not sup- pise I could have the folly to busy myself with nati- onal concerns. No, Mr. Printer, quite the reverse, I assure you, has- been my practice. This Session of Parliament has arrived, and the other Sessions passed away, and never did Zachary Skeleton pry into the whys or the wherefores of public matters. But I be- lieve yow will grant me, that though it is necessary for only a few men, in companion of the multi- tude, to act as Politicians, that it is very necessary all men should eat ; and consequently allow, that when ever It was attempted to be made a question, whether Englishmen should be permitted to eat or no, that from the highest to the lowest every Englishman mnst be interested. Having gone thus far with me, it can scaraely be called advancing another step, to con- ceive that even I, poor, honest, hard- working Zac, should watch early and late to fee how and about the Bill for regulating the Assize and making Bread. Well, sure enough, from the moment that I was told the abovesaid Bill had been laid before my bet- ters, did I with anxious eye and clear wiped spectacles, read this News- paper and that News- paper; for intelligence. " Yesterday the following Bills received the Royal Assent," said the News- paper ; pit- a- pat went my heart, here we have it, thought I ; now for the Bread; but alas! Mr. Printer, unless it should so have happened that you have known what it is to want a loaf, it is impossible to give you an idea of my distress and disappointment, when, after reading that a Bill for Inclosures had paired, a Bill for Buil- ding new Houses had likewise passed, that a Bill for this body's emolument, and t'other body's name or title, had also passed, that not a word was to be met with of the Bread Kill. The other day, however, in downright despair, having stepped to the Alehouse to take my afternoon's pint, I cast a sidelong squint on a News- paper, and what did I fee ; why, that the Bill for regulating the Assize and making Bread was re- committed for a certain day. That day, you may be sure, I gave my look out again, when I found that Council had been heard in favour of the Bakers, and that the number of Members on a division did not amount to forty, and now, O woe to us poor people, it is deferred » gain. Ah! Mr. Printer, these fine folks do what they please with us. What pity it is that starving is not an infectious disorder; for then, who knows, how far fellow- suffering might teach them fellow feeling for starved wretches in ge- neral, and your miserable correspondent in particular May 19. ZACHARY SKELETON. mouth in Devonshire, Merchant.— John Watson, of Fair- Street, Horslydown, near Southwark, Mariner. — Tobias Vickers, of Fore- Street, London, Taylor.— Lionel Pilkington Ellinthorpe, of Hyde- Park- Corner, Middlesex, Vintner.— Joseph Cortissos, of Abchurch- Lane, London, Scrivener.— Francis Gore and Hannah Gore, of Jermyn- street, Milliners.— Richard Jackson, of Fish- street- bill, Insurance- broker.— Wm. Tomlin, of Southwark, Baker.— Tho. Hughes of Kensington, Coach Master:— Robert Armitsstead and Francis Philpot, of Southwark, Glassmakers.-— Moses Ledesma, of Hen- nage- Lane, London, Grocer.— Nathaniel Harmar, of Bisley, in Gloucestershire, Clothier. John Eyre, of Crookhill, otherwise Woodland, in Derbyshire, Dealer. The PATRIOTS. IN Seventeen Hundred and Forty- five, When black Rebellion was alive, And with a Giant- stride came forth From her bleak Den the stormy North, Jack, who by Creditors unkind, Had long in Prison been confin'd, At Window Bars, half- starv'd, half- bare, Standing to breathe the wholesome Air, Who should pass by, in martial Geer, But swaggering Tom, the Grenadier? " Hollo— now Thomas, what's the Crack ?" " Why, worse than bad enough, Friend Jack " They say—( damn him)— the young Pretender " Bids fair to be our Faith's Defender; " And Rebels now are brim with Hope " To bring in Charley and the Pope." Quo' Jack, with lengthened rueful Face, ' Good Heaven forbid:— If that's the Cafe, " Our Liberty's for ever gone, " And poor Old England quite undone!" " Our Liberty ! cries Tom— what's worse, " A thousand Times a greater Curse, " If the Pretender mounts the Throne, " Damme— our dear Religion's gone!" Thus Jack in Jail exclaims and fears Freedom will be abolish'd ; While swaggering Tom, Soldier- like, swears The Church will be demolish'd. I. R
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