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Lincoln Gazetter; or Public Advertiser

22/07/1785

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Date of Article: 22/07/1785
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LINCOLN Or, Public . The only Newspaper volume 2, - GAZETTEER Advertiser. printed at LINCOLN. number 56 LINCOLN: Printed for the Proprietors, at their Office, in the High- Street, near the Butchery- Lane, by JAMES MAUD ; and sold by ROSE and DRURY. Advertisements, not exceeding Twenty Lines, are inserted at four Shillings and Six- pence each Time, and Three- pence for every four Lines above Twenty. [ Price Three- pence. ] FRIDAY, July 22, 1785; [ Ready Money for Advertifementsi ] LINCOLNSHIRE. To be SOLD by Auction, By THOMAS SIBLEY, At the WHITE HART Inn, at SPALDING, On Tuesday the 16th July next, at Six o'Clock in the Afternoon ; AVery desirable Freehold Estate, situate at Ged- ney Hill, in the County of Lincoln, in Five Lots, consisting of Arable and Pasture Lands, con- taining in the whole S22 A. 3 R. 15 P. and let to undeniable good Tenants upon Lease for Seven Years from Lady- Day, 1784, at the yearly Rent of One Hundred and Twenty- two Pounds Eleven Shillings, clear of Land- Tax and all other Deductions. N. B. There are no Buildings on any of the Lands. Gedney Hill is 12 Miles from Spalding, 10 from Hoi beach, and 11 from Peterborough; all good Mar- ket Towns. Printed Particulars may be had of Mr. Pryer, Hol- born- Conrt, Gray's Inn, Lor| don ; at the White Hart Inn at Spalding; the Chequers at Holbeach, and of Mr. Sibley, Auctioneer, at Holbeach. WORSTED YARN MANUFACTORY. - NOtiCE is hereby given, that 1 General Meet- ing of the Manufacturers of Combing Wool, Worsted Yarn, and Goods made from Worsted in the Counties of Bedford, Huntingdon, Northampton, Leicester, Rutland, and Lincoln, and the Isle of Ely, will, pursuant to the Directions of an Act passed this present Sessions of Parliament, be held at the White Hart Inn at Kettering, in the County of Northamp- ton, on Tuesday tha Ninth Day of August next, at the Hour of Eleven of tbe Clock of the Forenoon of same Day. for the Purpose of putting the said Act into Execution, when and where the Manufac- turers residing within the said Counties, and Isle of Ely, either by themselves or Proxies appointed in Writing under the Hands of any such Manufacturers ( such Proxies being also ManufaCturers) are desired to attend. STAMP- OFFICE. London, July 4, 1785. HIS Majesty's Commissioners for managing the Stamp- Duties do hereby gi » e Notice, that there is daily Attendance at the Wine Licence Office ( Holidays excepted) from Half an Hour after Eight of the Clock in the Morning till One in the After- noon, for granting Wine Licences. And whereas rhe said Commissioners have received Information that divers Persons sell Wine by Retail contrary to Law, further Notice is hereby given, that unlefs they do forthwith take out Licences, they will be prosecuted as the Act of Parliament directs. By Order of the Commissioners, C. E. BERESFORD, Pro Sec. Note. Every Person selling Ale and Spirituous Liquors is to produce those Licences when he applies for his Wine Licence. NEW MUSIC. This Day is Published, By Messrs. Longman and Broderip, No. 26, Cheap- side, and No. 13, Hay- Market, London, A new Edition, being the First of Institutes of Music, By Mr. MILLAR, of Doncaster, Yorkshire : In which every Thing necessary for well grounding the Scholar on the Harpsichord is fully treated of in a new and familiar Manner, by way of Question and Answer. To which are added, Easy Lessons properly fingered for young Beginners. The Mid- Watch, and Balloon, two favourite Songs, sung by Mr. Arrowsmith at Vauxhall, composed by Mr. Arne, 11. each. Koezluch's Harpsichord So- natas, Op. III. 7 s. 6d. The Nunnery, a Comic Opera, by Mr. Shield; and Variety of other new Publications. , N. B. Finger and Barrel Organs. Harpsichords, Piano Fortes, Guittars, and organized Piano Fortes, manufactured and sold on tbe most reasonable Terms. LINCOLN. To be LET and entered upon immediately, AGenteel DWELLING- HOUSE, with good Cellars, Kitchen, three low Rooms, three Chambers, three Garrets, a large Garden, well planted with Fruit Trees, a Stable ( if wanted) and other Conveniences, in a desirable situation foe a genteel Family in the High- Street; late in the Occupation of Mrs. HAW. Enquire of T. PRESTON. SATURDAY'S POST. LONDON, Thursday, JULY 14. , Vienna, June 29. A soldier having fallen passionate- ly in love witb a young woman, hoped he should be able to obtain her in marriage ; but some unforeseen obstacles arising, he was driven to despair. He de- clared to his mistress, that without her life would be insupportable, and he believed her affection to be so sincere, that she would not hesitate to perish with him. Struck by the manner of his expressing this proposition, she was alarmed, and requested some days to consider what he had said. Several days having elapsed without any change in her sentiments, this desperate lover told her he was resolved to die alone. She followed him out of tke city, and when they had come to a retired spot, he deliberately took a pistol from his pocket, and discharged it at his companion, who immediately fell; he then reloaded the piece, in order to put an end to his own life, when, informing him she was but slightly wounded, she requested him to repeat the fire ; upon which he again discharged the piece, and lodged the ball in her breast. He then dif- charged the pistol at hit own forehead, which the ball only grazed, and afterwards shot himself in the body, and fell by the side of his mistress. These unfortu- ate lovers were accidentally discovcred the same day still alive. The surgeons who attended, them agree, that the first wound each of them received could not have proved mortal. There are hopes of their reco- very, particularly of the young woman's. Most of the letters from France, Germany, and Hol- land, mention, that, in consequence of the drought which has prevailed in thofe territories for several weeks, vegetables of all kinds have risen to a most enor- • mout price, and a great number of Sleep and cattle have perished for want of water. By authentic accounts from Lyons, we are assured, that no rain had fallen from the 2d of May to the 30th of June ( the date of the advices) neither in that city or the neighbouring provinces, except during a violent thunder storm which lasted six hours, about the middle of June. Letters from Somersetshire declare, that from the present dry season, hay is now sold at Bath at seven pounds per load I It is a fact, that several vessels have lately carried large quantities of hay to the Continent; and upwards of soo loads are now shipping in the River for different parts of France, where according to report, that neces- sary commodity has risen to the exorbitant price of fourteen louis a load.— The freightage, & c. to Dun- kirk does not amount to more than ten shillings each load, so that the exporters will make a very considera- profit. Quere, should not a restraint be put to this traffick. It was currently reported on Tuesday among the fashionabie circles at the West end of tbe town, that the. Parliament would in a few days be prorogued and not adjourned. this . morning his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales set out from Carleton house for Brighthelm- stone. Tuesday a great number of persons were assembled » t the enclosure, late Blanchard's Aerostatic Academy, near Vauxhall, to be sepectators of an experiment made by an Italian Gentleman by a parachute, who was to have let himself down from a prodigious altitude, and to manifest his composure by playing on a violin during hit descent. ' To fulfil these promises, the ingenious operator had provided machinery, by which he might have been raised about 45 feet! When the time was arrived, he, with his Cremona, entered the vehicle, and was raised, with infinite precaution, about twenty feet, when he prudently forbade any greater elevation. he then expanded his parachute, and proceded to di- vide the cords, his assistant lowering him all the time with the utmost celerity. From about the height of ten feet only, he fell ;— but, wonderful to tell, he sail- ed, not on the bosom of the air— nor was wafted, as the gossamer, by the breeze— he fell with the greatest precipitation to the earth. The parachute was broken in the fall, and the unfortunate Cremona, from which not a note had been heard, lay also in shattercd frag- ments on the ground. Tbe conjuror crawled off with the greatest alacrity, whilst John Bull, after a vacant stare of a few minutes, could only wreak his revenge on the machinery and railing of the enclosure, both which were in a short time demolished. Lettert from Lisbon, by the last packet, say, that the King of Spain had made the most tempting offers to the British Ministry for the restitution of the fortress of Gibraltar, without effect ; which had excited great chagrin and resentment in the Court of Madrid. Yesterday morning, about three o'clock, a fire broke out in the house of Mr. Sparks, tallow chandler, just above the George and Blue Boar Inn, Holborn, in consequence of a copper of tallow boiling over. The flames raged with surprising rapidity, and entirely con- sumed the following house's in the front of the street: Mr. Sparks's, tallow- chandler J Mr. Merrel's, shoe- maker; Mr. Stockdale's, mill- maker; Mr. Moore's, upholder; and Mr. Bragner's cloaths warehouse, be- sides greatly damaging the houses of Messrs. Bright and Twaits, cork- cutters, and the Feathers public- house. Between tbe backs of the houses burnt down in Holborn and Weston's Park, several small buildings, were destroyed, besides part of a large workshop be- longing to a wheelwright. The loss occasioned by this accident is very great in furniture, apparel, stock in trade, and other articles. On Sunday morning the house of Mr. Moore, watch maker, in Moorfields, was broke open and robbed of watches to a considerable amount.' In breaking in, one of the villains buttons caught in a vice, and was found there in the morning with a bit of the coat. This circumstance has led to a discovery, a man being taken up whose coat and buttons exactly correspond with the button and bit of cloth above- mentioned. He was examined on Tuesday, and com- mitted for re- examination. extract of a Letter from Downpatrick, July 2. " This day there was a numerous meeting of the freeholders of this populous and extensive which it was unanimously resolved that a petition be forwarded by the Chairman, the Hon. R. Ward, to their Representativcs in Parliament to be by them pre- sented to the House of Commons of Ireland, against the Commercial Resolutions." Extract of a Letter from Bath, July 13. " Monday morning, about nine o'clock, a large faggot pile, containing three thousand faggots, belong- ing to Mr. Champion, baker, of Wells, was discovered to be on fire ; the whole town was immediately alarm- ed, and three engines well supplied with water were brought in a short time ; but notwithstanding every effort, the whole pile was consumed, together with the Bell stables and slaughter- house of Mr. Counsel, but- cher. A flake of the fire was carried by the wind to a thatched house at the extremity of the town, belong-' ing to Mr. Gibbons, a grazier, who was absent from home, which was also totally consumed. His wife and children were all fast asleep, but the door was hap- pily broke open time enough to save their lives, with part of the goods. Providentially the wind was nor- therly, or the whole town would have been in the most imminent danger. The horses in tbe stables were all saved. SUNDAY'S POST. LONDON, Friday, JULY I5. Lettert from Leghorn mention, that the late violent revolution in Constantinople originated on suspicion, that the late Minister had received a valuable consi- deration from the Court of Petersburgh, for having recommended the surrender of the Crimea to the Rus- fians, of which some discovery was lately made, that tended to justify such an opinion. A report prevailed on Thursday, that the King of Spain had entered into a negociation with the Emperor of Morocco, by which it was stipulated that the latter should restrain his subjects, under the severest penalties from supplying the garrison of Gibraltar with any pro- visions from tbe African shore. This intelligence cer- tainly Comes in a very questionable shape i as such a treaty must be equally impolitic and imbecile, it not being difficult to supply the troops of that fortress with the necessaries of life from Falmouth, Corke, and other parts in Ireland, from whence supplies were con- stantly sent up the Streights to the English at Tangiers in the reign of Charles the Second Presbourg, June it. Th; air for some days past has been uncommonly cold, and the weather severe. We have had since Monday a most violent cold North wind, so that it has been almost impossible to do with-. out fires in our houses. It is feared, that this frigidity, so extraordinary at this season, will occasion great damage to the vineyards. This PAPER sent weekly to any Part of GREAT- BRIT AIN ( FREE OF POSTAGE) by Order addressed to ROSE and DRURY, SANDBECK, near DOnCASTeR, YORKSHIRE. To be Sold by AUCTION, Br Mr. CHRISTIE, On the Premises, on Friday, the 19th of August, and Seven following Days ( Sundays excepted) By Order of the ADMINISTRATOR, ALL the SUPERB and RICH HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, most capital full ton'd large ORGAN with Twelve Stops ; fine ton'd HARPSI- CHORD, by Kirckman; LINEN, CHINA, LI- BRARY or BOOKS, WINES, live and dead STOCK, Farming and Garden IMPLEMENTS; together with the STOCK of DEER, and many other VALUABLE EFFECTS, the Property of The EARL or SCARBOROUGH, deceas'd, At his Lordship's late Seat, called SANDBECK, situate between DOnCAsTer and SHEFFIELD, in the County of YORK. To be view'd four Days prior to the Sale, which will begin each Day precifely al Eleven o'Clock. Catalogues may be then had as above ; also at the Red- Lion, Doncaster; Crown, at Rotherham ; Ton- tine Inn, Sheffield ; Red- Lion, Worksop ; Swan, Mansfield ; White- Hart, Retford ; and in Pall- Mall. N. B. On Monday the 8th of August, and Three following Days will be sold, All the valuable Effects at his Lordship's Seat, at LUMLEY CASTLE, in the County of DURHAM ; and Saturday the 3d of September, all the VALUABLE EFFECTS at his Lordship's late Seat at GleNTWORTH, situate Ten Miles from LinCOln, and the same Distance from ' GAINSBOROUGH. The military establishment of the East- India Com- pany is, by agreement with Government, to be no otherwise reduced than by bringing home the remain- der of the regiments which were sent out by Govern- ment during the late war ; the men are to be brought to England at the expence of the Company, but there are but few to re- visit their native country, the war having reduced them to less than one- sixth of the num- ber that landed in India. Several of the Revenue bills, that are ready, will receive the Royal Assent, by Commission previous to his Majesty's proroguing the Parliament, which will be in the course of ten or twelve days. Extract of a Letter from Colchester, July 10. " I seize this opportunity to inform you, that the whole story on which Lord and Lady Waltham lately have been tormented for these three years past, was on Friday most clearly proved to be founded in forgery and falsehood. His antagonist, a Mr. V. about ten at night, withdrew from Court, and flew the town ; and very soon afterwards his Counsel, Mr. Mingay, threw up his brief, confessing to the Judge ( Baron Eyre) he was miserable to have been employed in so bad a cause. " Had Mr. V. been found, it is probable his life had been the forfeit, from the resentment of the popu- lace, ef his vile machinations to ruin the character as well as the property of two most amiable and worthy persons. " There never was so crowded a Court of Ladies and Gentlemen, who had the opportunity of paying their compliments to my Lord and Lady, who were in town, with their particular friends, waiting with much anxiety the issue of this matchless piece of effrontery and persecution. " The bells were immediately set ringing, and all Chelmsford and the neighbourhood illuminated. " Mr Erskine's great abilities soon detected and ex- posed the illegitimacy of Mrs. V. through whom her husband claimed a large moiety of his lordship's estate, and the villainy of their whole proceedings, by making entries of and procuring copies of marriages and births which never existed, & c. &. C. " A Mr Atkinson was attorney for my Lord, and his ability and diligence in furnishing the Counsel with everv document and evidence to overthrow the plain- tiff's, have done him much credit. " What pity, after all this, that the Noble Lord cannot, as I understand, from the inability of his pro- secutor, obtain any reimbursement of the great ex- pences incurred by this long, iniquitous, and most vexatious business; and the man's flying the kingdom will prevent the public receiving any satisfaCtion for the heinous attempt." On Tuesday the Sheriffs of London presented a pe- tition to the House of Peers from the Lord- Mayor, Alderman, Sic. praying that a day might he appointed for the second reading of the Blackfriars- road bill, asd that they might be at liberty to be heard by Counsel in support of the said bill. The same was read, and or- dered to lie on the table. Lord Rawdon, who does not owe his elevation to the favour of Ministers, but to the immediate grace of his Majesty, when applied to on the subjeCt of the Irish refolutions, refused to attend in his place to coun- tenance them ; and he said he was going into the coun- try he was whether noble Lord Huntingdon, would attend or if he also was going into the country, whether they would leave their proxies with ministers? Lord Rawdan said, they were both going into the country, and they would not leave their proxies; but if they were to do so, they should desire them to be given against the system, as ruinous to the commerce of ths one country, and to the con- stitution of the other. The Resolution East Indiaman, which has been given over for lost, and has been out on a trading voy- age for three years, is returned into the Thames with the gunner as captain, and one of the foremast men as mate, who were the only Europeans of the crew who survived the voyage. The Court of Directors of the East India Company have agreed to take up thirty- seven ships for the service of the ensuing season. The Lion cutter has taken and carried into Falmouth a large smuggling lugger, laden with four tons of tea and 600 casks of spirits. Prosecutions at the suit of the Crown have been commenced against some persons concerned in shipping of cattle for France. They are to be carried on in the Exchequer, and the penalties levied immediately on conviction, as an example to deter others. The insult which the papers have lately mentioned the populace received from some of the light dragoons of the regiment on duty at the review at Woolwich, were committed chiefly by a private man, who was Very much in liquor, and who was instantly confined on his return to Kensington barracks, in order to be tried for the misdeamor by a court martial, who has adjudged him to receive 500 lashes, and the sentence was carried into execution next morning. The serjeant to whose party the dragoon belonged was also tried for suffering him to get drunk on duty, and when under his command; and was adjudged to serve in the rauks as a private, and to receive, a severe corporal punishment, which sentence was also carried into execution. . LONDON, Saturday, JULY 16. Some friends and protectors of the sciences having formed a design to erect a monument in honour of Leibnitz Sulzer, and Lambert, his Prussian Majesty has been pleased to assign a scite in Berlin for this testimony of the public admiration. The following is a copy of the answer given by Frederick the Great to Professor Muhler on this occasion. " The monuments erected in honour of great men were in antient time a stimulus to the emulation of po- sterity. A Baron de Leibnitz, a Sulzer, a Lambert, deserves no less than the sages of antiquity that their memory should have the same honours, and their merits be transmitted to the most distant ages. Perhaps likewise those marks of distinCtion may rouze in some a spirit to rival them in their own way. In this hope, and in order to gratify your request of yesterday, I grant you permission to raise a trophy to their honour, adorned with statues and medallions of them. The most proper place for this purpose appears to me to he in the middle of the square facing my great library, I there- fore permit you to ereCt it there. In consequence you may apply to Lieutenant- General Molendurf, Gover- nor of Berlin, who will receive from your gracious Sovereign the necessary orders for expediting that per- mission. ( Signed) Frederic." Potsdam, April 14, 1785 Extract of a Letter from Brecon, July 1, " About two years aga a young gentleman of the law went from hence to settle in America. He has lately written to one of his friends here, and as he has given a lively picture of the situation of affairs in that land of liberty and independence, I have taken the substance of his letter for your perusal ; it is dated April 19— " Ruin stares the inhabitants of this coun- try full in the face. The West India Islands are shut against them by all the European powers; and their trade is now so much cramped, that instead of building new ships, those already built are obliged to be laid up. You complain af taxes, yours are nothing to what are felt here; there are taxes laid on land in this State more than the rents amount to. We have three or four failures here every, week. I am going from hence to a country called Kentucky, which is reckoned about 1100 miles from this place. That country was a wil- derness during the war; Kentucky is therefore free from debts, and very lightly taxed ; thither the peo- ple of this Continent are seeking refuge. You can from no idea of the emigration from all the United States to the Land of Promise. " The States of Massachuset, New Hampshire, ConneCticut, and Rhode Island, wa are told, are pre- paring a Memorial to Congress, setting forth, that the trade to the French West India Islands is last by the intrigues of the merchants of Old France, with whose interest it clashed ; that England will not receive oil but under a duty, while they give a bounty ta the set- tlers in British America ; they are of course undersold, and driven out of that trade ; they pray then that Con- gress will devise some means to relieve their distresses, otherwise they must have recourse to one of these alter- natives, to quit the country, or put themselves under the protection of England. The whole country are ready to rise against their rulers: and would now be glad to join the English. Parties are more violent here than you ever knew in England. A letter frOm St. Ives in Cornwnll, says, that a ship without a mast standing, and with seven feet of water in her hold, was drove on shore near that town ; that the country people came down and plundered her of every thing they could carry away, so that there is nothing but her hull left; she is French built, and was near 400 tons burthen. The following is a copy of the card his Grace the Duke of Richmond sent to the officers of the Royal regiment of artillery, previous to the late review " The Duke of Richmond presents his compliments to the Colonels commanding, and the rest of the officers of the artillery ; and requests the honour of their com- pany at dinner on Saturday, at four o'clock, at the Assembly room, Blackheath. The adjutants will be so good as to transmit the number of officers of their bat- tallions who mean to honour his Grace with their com- pany to the Major of Brigade, that the directions may be given accordingly." His Grace not dining with the officers after the above . invitation, gave rise to some idle animadversions.— The faCt is, that having been up at the house of Peers till near three o'clock on Saturday morning, and going immediately from thence to the review, he was so much indisposed at the conclusion of the day, that he was obliged to return home, leaving one of his aid- de- camps to perside at the table. The General, Sir Wm. Howe, Cleveland, Patterson, Broome, and upwards of too other officers, were present. The entertain- ment was exceedingly eligant, consisting of two courses a desert, ices, fruit & c. with plenty of French wines, and did the highest credit to the politeness and atten- tion of the noble honor. Mr. Pitt pretends to have some tenderness in vio. lating; charters ; yet he violates the charter of every Corporation in England, in order to provide for that respectable order of people called Pedlars. It is determined by Ministers, that two of the Com- missioners appointed to enquire into the claims of the Loyalists shall go over on an especial commission 10 Nova Scotia for the more perfect scrutiny. Mr. Pitt we hear, is to introduce a bill into Parliament for this purpose, which will yet be carried through in the pre- sent session. Tbe Commissioners will take a Secretary and Clerks along with them. When Mr. Pitt brought in the shop tax, he pro- mised to suppress hawkers and pedlars, in order to make the shopkeepers some amends. Instead of which they are only to pay a trifling additional sum for a licence, and have the liberty of setting up shops all over England ; by which means, the country towns will be filled with Jew and Scotch pedlars, to the ruin of the freemen, and their families, who cannot meet these smuggling traders upon equal terms. A few days ago information was sent to Sir Sampson Wright that a gaming- table, on the same principle as the E. O. table, was on its way to London from Salisbury races, proper persons were immediately placed at the inn, and so soon as the table arrived, it was brought to the office in Bow- street. It appears that this table is made with a very ingenious contrivance, by means of which the keepers of the bank can at plea- sure divert the ball into that letter it is most their inte- it should fall. The wheel or counterpart of this curious instrument is wanting ; nevertheless the operation of the artful and fraudulent part of it is clearly to be dis- covered. It has often been disputed whether this frau- dulent contrivance could he introduced in the game of E. O. but as this is a matter that cannot now be any longer doubtful, it is hoped the above discovery will be the means of deterring all persons from this time from becoming the dupes of such infamous harpies as the keepers of this table. On Saturday advice was received from Penzance, in Cornwall, that the Seahorse cutter had taken on that coast, after a short engagement, a Dutch smuggling vessel, deeply laden from Rotterdam, and had brought her in here; great part of her cargo consists of spirits and tobacco. On Thursday about five o'clock in the afternoon, a stuck of chimnies which were left Standing among the ruins of the late fire in Holborn, fell down, and buried five firemen in the ruins; and while they were digging them out, a party wall fell in and killed James Long, one of the New Fire- office men, and dangerously wounded two more of the same office, and one of the Sun Fire- office men. Early this morning a silversmith's shop in Bond- Bond was broke open and robbed of plate, watches, & c. to the amount 40 I. WEDNESDAY'S POST. LONDON, Monday, JULY 18. Extract of a Letter from Paris, July 5. " A Polish Prince, upwards of 73 years of age, has lent to the Duke de Chartres the sum of two millions of livres, on life annuities, at ten per cent. The two millions which the Duke ol Orleans gave him, added to two more lent to him by the Duchess of Bourbon, bis sister, will enable him to build his palace, which is begun on the spot which the wooden shops occupy " BLANCHARD'S Ascension in Holland. Hague, July 13th, 1785. " Yesterday a few minutes before five o'clock iti the afternoon, Mr. Blanchard ascended with his new balloon, accompanied by the Marquis de Breuilpont, Captain of the French dragoons, ( who went from Lon- don with Mr. Blanchard to Holland) and Mr. d'Ho- rindhien, Captain in the legion of the Comte de Maille- bois ; the machine arose with great majesty. and the wind being N. W. and nearly calm, afforded the speCtators a beautiful sight for a long time. " Mr. Blanchard's new companions behaved with great intrepidity, and waved their flags in saluta- tion to tbe populace. It was their intention, provid- ed the wind would allow a voyage of right or a hundred leagues, to keep flying in the air during the night, if the state of the atmosphere would permit. " The Standholder and his whole Court were pre- sent, as well as the French Ambassador and our new Dutch- French General Le Comte de Malebois, and a vast number of the nobility, who testified their appro- bation at the instigation of the aerostat, which although so very large, was completely filled in less than two hours. " As this was the first spectacle in aerostation in this country, it drew an immense concourse of people, indeed more than was ever colleCtcd together at any particular time in the memory of the oldest man ; and the public curiosity was the more excited by the fame of little Blanchard, who by has undaunted courage in crossing the ocean, had gained the title of Prince of Aerostatic Adventurers; he received universal applause from all ranks of people, both the learned and the igno- rant all joining with wonder and admiration at this new and brilliant experiment " The following are a Specimen of the Songs in the new Comedy of TURK and NO TURK, performed for the first Time on Saturday the instant, at the Hay- Market. SONG— Miss GEORGE. You may slight me— who's afraid No one here is fresher. I'm a country chambermaid, Piping hot from Cheshire I'll sweep a room with any lass. So clean ' twere sin to soil it; Or dress a lady's looking glass, And trim the tasty toilet. Laugh your fill! For what you will, I challenge all who know the trade, To match the Cheshire chambermaid. Young Roger once—' twas worth a crown— Tho' he's fond of raking, Dropp'd his fork— my broom cast down— We walk'd a merry- making. You, you clod, by tempest tost, Far abroad were stalking ; And every cosey comfort lost, Which Roger found a walking. Laugh your fill, & c. SONG.— Mr. EDWIN. Dons ever Taylor I I am worse than poor debtors, coop'd up in their cages: Board wages I had, now have boards for my wages. To get into bad bread sure I had no call, Sir, But bad bread is better than no bread at all, Sir! All, Sir, Small, Sir, No bread at all. Sir! oh ! Oh had I wife, tho' half starv'd, like your humble, There's some consolation in something to mumble ; Yet I'm married, tho' single— I'll tell you no fibs, Sir, Here, look at any waistcoat— I'm nothing but ribs. Sir 1 Fibs, Sir, Ribs, Sir, Nothing but ribs Sir ! Was ever poor servant in such a disaster ? I'm master'd by starving, and starv'd by my master: I'm in a sad taking— with nothing to take, Sir! I'd stake all I'm worth, to be worth a beef steak, Sir ! Take, Sir, Steak, Sir, Take a beef steak, Sir, oh 1 SONG.— Mrs. BannisTER. Sweet Annie frae the sea beach came. Whene'er the evening dew descends, And daily toil and labour's o'er. How pleas'd is Damon, when he bends His steps towards the cottage door I His Phillis, whom the swains admire, At his approach alone is bleSt; And at she trims the kindling fire, New pleasure kindles in her breast. She, who the rustic board supplies, While busy Damon fills the can, Serves up some dainty to surprise, And hit the taste of her good man. Thus pleas'd they sit, and pleas'd they see The offspring of their mutual flame; The little urchin climbs the knee, Looks up, and lisps his father's name. Last night a fire broke out in the Savoy, close to the Thames, which however was got under without spreading. A fellow was caught picking a gentleman's pocket, and the mob proceeded to execute summary vengeance on him. After being bedaubed with filth and dirt, he was taken to the Adephi to be ducked in the Thames. H was put into a boat, and as the mob were seizing him, he pushed off the boat, and in five minutes crossed the water— several boats pushed after him, but in vain. The fellow, when out of reach, gave three huzzas. The Hebe was in Bridlington Bay last Friday, and the wind not favouring the proceeding on their voyage, his Royal Highness landed, accompanied by two other officers of the ship, in order, as we are informed, to make a short excursion to Hull incog. When they were within three miles of Beverley his Royal Highness's horse fell, by which accident he received a slight con- tusion on his head, and was otherwise slightly bruised. Dr. Johnson, an eminent physician at Beverley, was sent for, and took his Royal Highness in a chaise to his own house, where he slept at night, and set off from thence in a chaise and four ON Saturday morning on his return to the frigate. It is whispered, that it is the intention of Ministers, in case the Commercial Resolutions relative to Ire- land, as amended by the house of Lords, should pass ths House of Commons, to bring in a bill immedi- ately, enacting, that the said Resolutions should be made the basis of a tieaty with Ireland, whenever the Irish Parliament shall think proper to accept of them ; and when that bill is passed, report says, the British Parliament will be prorogued, and it will be left to the Parliament of Ireland to act as they think proper on the subjeCt. Paris. July S. A young woman, lately forsaken bv a libertine husband, carried her infant to the borders of the Seine, cut its throat, then stabbed herself, and plunged with her into the Seine, Extract of a letter from Dublin, July 8. " There seems little doubt of there being at least three millions of inhabitants in Ireland. Perhaps we have not a better mode of judgement of their number than from the Hearth- money tax, which some years amount to 69,500!. of which about 36,0001. is paid by houses of one hearth, which, at two shilling each hearth, makes 360,000 houses. The well known dis- position of the Irish to increase, and their established character in that respeCt, causes it to be generally allow- ed, that at least six may be reckoned to each cottage. The above number of houses, with one hearth, multi- plied by six, makes 1,160,000. If we allow for the remaining 8j, oool. or 255,100 hearths only 84, oooo inhabitants, we have three millions ; and if thought too many, we must mention the inhabitants of houses who are excused the tax on account of their poverty," extract of a letter from Cork, July I. " Orders are received for engaging four of the ships that trade from this port to Jamaica, for freight for 800 tons of provisions, to be shipped direCtly for that island. Two ships are also taken up to carry a battalion from our establishment to the West Indies." By letters from Vienna, we learn that on the first of the present month an ordinance was published for suppressing the several Jewish tribunals established in jeCting the Jews to the jurisdiction of the magistracy in the several distriCts wherein they reside. Extract of a letter from Maidstone, July 15. " On Tuesday came on to be heard before Lord Mansfield a cause wherein William Oxlade, of Dulwich was plaintiff, and William Yates, of Lewisham, and others, defendants. This was an aCtion of trespass for taking the plantiff's gelding ; the defendants justified the taking the gelding as bailiff to Lord Dartmouth, Lord of the manor of Lewisham, as an estray ; plantiff replied that they had used the gelding with- in a year anda dav of the taking, which the defendant denied ; but the plantiff brought decisive evidence of a butcher having laboured the gelding by sending his apprentice out on it with meat; the Jury therefore found a verdiCt for the plaintiff with damages." It would tend much to the furtherance of justice, if a provision was made for destroying the expence at- tending the prosecution of criminals. The loss of time in this business is more than many people can bear; but when the expence of attending the sessions three or four days together, is added to it, the accu- mulated loss is more than numbers will submit to ; whereby many notorious offenders are often acquitted for want of evidence. THURSDAY'S POST. LONDON, Tuerday, JULY » l, Hague June 37. The Sates- General, by a resolu- tion dated the 43d instant, have given us the following explication, requested by the India Company, relative to the sixth article of the preliminaries concluded at Paris on the 2d of September 1783, between Great Britain and the Republic : " This article contains an engagement on the part of the States, and which consequently binds the East- India Company also, not to trouble or molest the navigation of the British subjeCts in the Indian Seas ; in order to fulfil this engagement, it suffices to leave to the subjects of Great Bnuin the liberty of that navigation in its utmost extent, without any obstacle or impediment. This article has no relation to commerce ia general, nor to the spiceries in particular, and leaves the Dutch East India Company in the free possession of all rights in this respeCt, nothing o- which has been ceded to his Britannic Majesty, nor rendered common to his sub- jeCts. Thie article is so clear and so little liable to any interpretation or extention, except and beyond a free navigation, that their High Mightinesses cannot believe that the subjeCts of Great Britain will, at least with his Majesty's authority, attempt any thing which may ex- ceed the bounds of the simple liberty of navigating in the India Seas: That certainly their High Mighti- nesses could not but look on such an attempt as a formal abuse of the liberty to navigate, which they have granted by this article ; that the Company remain in possession of the right to prevent any other trade but what exclusively belongs to them ; and that also their High Mightinesses leave to the Directors the liberty of giving such orders as they may judge convenient for the preservation of their privileges, against any attempts which may be made on them. Saturday last one ot the bricklayers at work In the new buildings, Blackfriars- Bridge, fell from the scaf- fold, and broke his back, and was other wise so much bruised, that he was sent to the Hospital without hopes of recovery. Extract of a letter from Portsmouth, July > 3. " The Trusty of fifty guns it ordered to be taken into dock immediately, being to return to the Medi- terranean with Commodore Gower, who is gone on a flic - cruise to the North Seas. an hundred additional labourers and workmen have been lately added to complete the new fortifica- tations at Portsea islands." The Resolution East Indiamsn is come to her moor ings at Blackwall, where she is to deliver her lading. POSTSCRIPT. FRIDAY, July 32. Extract of a Letter from Cadiz, June * 8. " On Wednesday last an Algerine corsair, of 18 guns, was sunk of Mahon by two Spanish frigates, after a must defperate resistance, and all on board perished. What is astonishing, those fierce and vin- dictive plunderers, kept an incessant firing from their tops into the King's ships during the time their vessel was sinking, which killed and wounded upwards of 20 men. The same corsair, two days before, took a large ship from Amsterdam, bound to Leghorn, which they manned, and sent to Algiers. All the Dutch prisoners were on board the corsair at the time of the engagement, aud unfortunately perished with the Bar- barians." The Irish Propositions having passed the Lords, will be brought before the Commons on Friday next, and both HouseS of Parliament are expected to be pro- rogued the Tuesday folloWing. Monday the House of Commons did no business, 15 members only attending. Lord Shannon and all his friends have declared themselves against the Irish system. Monday night, about half past ten o'clock, an ex- traoidinary meteor was seen by several persons in the neighbourhood of Clapham. It issued from the South and proceeded horizontally, at a very rapid rate, to the North- East, leaving a long Stream of light be- hind it, which increased during its progress for up- wards of three seconds. Letters from Paris, dated July 10, mention, that the celebrated l'Abbe Mably, who lately died in that city, aged near 80, has left several curiosities to Dr. Franklin, and a collection of valuable books to the College at Philadelphia- A letter from Leghorn says, that the plague having raged on the coast of Barbary, has been the means ef reducing the number of armed corsairs in the Mediter- ranean seas, many sailors have caught the infectious disorder, of which they died, so that many of their vessels are laid up till they can get more sailors ; and orders are delivered out at Leghorn, that if any Barbary vessels are taken, not to suffer them to be brought " into that port till they have performed quarantine. Monday night, about ten o'clock four footpads, dres- sed like failors, stopped Mr. Lane, of Shoreditch, 1n the fieldS near the goldsmiths alms house, near HacK- ney, and robbed him of six guineas, his watch, and some silver, and afterwards beat him in a terrible man- ner. LINCOLNSHIRE— COUNTY- GOAL Notice is hereby given, THAT in Pursuance of a late Act of Parliament relating to County Gaols, a Special Sessions will be holden it the Castle of Lincoln in and for the County of Lincoln, on Thursday the Eleventh Day of August next, at ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of taking into Consideration the Presentment made by the Grand Jury at the last Assizes held for the said County, concerning the faid Gaol, and for receiving Plans and Estimates, and contracting for the rebuilding, repairing, enlarging, or altering such Gaol, and the Yards, Courts, or Outlets thereto belonging, when and where all Persons desirous to deliver in Plans or Estimates, or to Contract for doing the said Works are requested to attend for that Purpose. July 15, 1785. To BOAT OWNERS. AT a Meeting held at the White- Lion Inn, Not- tingham, on Friday the 8th day of July instant, in order to raise a Fund for carrying on and defraying the Expence of prosecuting such Persons, who may have the Care and Management of Boats navigating upon the River Trent, and who may be found guilty of wilfully running them against each other and da- maging the same, and also all other Persons aiding and assisting therein, A SUBSCRIPTION was entered into by a respectable Number of Boat- Owners, to prosecute all such Perfons who shall wilfully or negli- gently damage any Boat belonging to any of the Sub- scribers, or be aiding or assisting therein : And likewise for the Purpose of profecuting all Persons who may embezzle, steal, take, or carry away any Goods, Wares, or Merchandizes, out of any Boat or Boats belonging to any of the above Subscribers, of the dif- ferent Dimensions, now usually navigated upon the River Trent, and which shall be navigated thereon, or upon the Erewash Canal to Langley Bridge in the County of Derby— the Grand Trunk Canal ft far as Trent Boats are now navigated thereon— the Soar Canal to Loughborough, and the Lincoln Dyke Canal to Lincoln, All other Boat- Owners therefore who are inclined to promote this Undertaking, are desired to meet the present Subscribers at the House of Mr. WILLIAM PACEY, the White Lion Inn, Nottingham, on Thurs- day the first Day of September next, by eleven o'Clock in the Morning, as it is intended to close the Subscrip- tio* on that Day : And all Boat- Owners who wish to become Subscribers in the mean Time, are desired to pay their Subscriptions to Mr. FALKNER of Not- tingham, Attorney, of whom the particulars of this Business may be known. MONEY. SIX THOUSAND POUNDS ready for immediate advance, on Freehold Security that it no ways incumbered ; or any Part of the above Sum will be advanced en the Security of Assurance ; the Borrower to have his Life insured at one of the Offices of As- surance of Lives in London, and the Policy to be lodged with the Lender for the Time the Cash is wanted— It will cost according to Age to insure. No less than Two Hundred Pounds sor more than One Thousand will be lent to one Person, on the security of Insurance ; but any Part of the above Sum on Freehold no ways incumbered. The Mode will be pointed out to any Person that may answer this, how the Business may be compleated without the Party coming to Town. No Person will be treated wiih but the Principal.— The most inviolable Secrecy observed, if requested.— No Letters will receive any Attention but what is Post paid. Address to G. w. Hankey, Esq ; Great George- Street Coffee- House, St. James's Park, London. CHURCH LIVING, NORFOLK. ' TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT, By Mr. SKINNER and Co. And on approved Security being given, the Purchase Money not required till it comes into Possession, The NEXT PRESENTATION to the Valuable RECTORY of WALSOKEN, One Mile from Wisbech and Twelve from Lynn ; COMpRISING THIRTY- FIVE ACREs of GLEBe, and the Great TYTHE of THREE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED and SEVENTY ACRES of Land, for which the Tenants pay at pre- sent by Agreement 381 lis. od. per Ann. but it taken in Kind, the Yearly Produce would be upwards ef FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS, exclusive of small Tythes, Surplice Fees, and Right to the seventh Part of the Parish Share in a fertile Common of Four Thousand Acres on an Inclosure taking Place. The present Incumbent 75 Years of Age, and very infirm ; and the Duty only once on Sundays. Further Particulars may be known of Mr. Skinner and Co. Aldersgate- street, London. RIVER WITHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE. SUCH Proprietors and Occupiers of Lands who have neglected to pay their Taxes due at Lady- Day last, to the General Commissioners for Drainage by the said River, are hereby informed that unless the same are paid on 0r before the 20th Day of Octobcr next to Mr. Joseph Newman of Boston, the said Com- missioners Treasurer, Warrants of Distress for Reco- very thereof, as the Act directs, will on that Day be issued without further Notice. By Order of the said General Commissioners, B A N K E S, CLERK. July, 1785 PORTRAIT PAINTING. ACCURATE Likenesses of all Ages painted in an elegant Style, by Mr Rymsdyk, Member ef the Royal Academy London, at One Guinea and Half, and Two Guineas each. Mr. Rymsdyk engages to take striking Likenesses of Children, even at Six Months old, through the great Practice he has had in that Line : Miniature Pictures for Bracelets, & c. Five Guineas each, A great Variety of Specimens to be seen at his Apartments, every Day, at Mr. Wrigley's, Hatter, in the High street, near the Butchery. Mr. Rymsdyk's respects to the Ladies and Gentle- men in Lincoln, and hnpes they will not miss this opportunity. NEWSMAN From LINCOLN along the CLIFF ROW and FEN ROW. IN Order to accommodate with the earliest Intel - ligcnce those who wish to encourage the LIN- COLN GAZETTEER along the Cliff and Fen Rows, the Proprieters have employed a Newsman to go that Round constantly. He sets off from Lincoln' at Three o'Clock every Thursday Afternoon, and reaches Navenby that Night; gets to Leadenham by Eight the next Morning ; goes by Fulbeck, Caythorp, and crosses the Heath to Lessingham, and comes by the Fen Towns back to Lincoln. All Advertisements, Articles of Intelligence, & c. j given to him will be paid particular Attention to,': ' and receive the earliest insertion. Those who reside upon or near the Road, may be; regularly served with this Paper, and other periodicals Publications. Small Parcels, & c. will be taken by the said News- man on the most reasonable Terms. He puts up at Lincoln at Benson's, the Bricklayer's- Arms, near the Stone- Bow ; at the George at Navenby; at the Bells at Caythorp; at the Cross- Keys at Billingay, and will call at the Public- Houses in all the other Towns. N. B. As the Post goes out from Lincoln at Two o'Clock in the Afternoon instead of Five o'Clock, those who please to Favour the Paper with Adver- tisements, are desired to send them early on Thursday; Morning at the latest, or otherwise they cannot pos- sible be inserted in that Week's Paper. JAMES JOHNSON, BOOKBINDER AND STATIONER, Near the BuTCHERY, LINCOLN, RETURN'S his most sincere Thanks for the many Favours already received from his Friends ard Public since his Commencement in Business, and hum- bly solicits a Continuance of their future Encourage- ment. Booksellers or others who please to oblige him with their Commands in the Binding Branch, may depend HI having their Work executed in the best Manner, Plain or Gilt, Walnut- tree Marbled, & c. & c. on the most reasonable Terms. *** All Sorts of Stationary Wares. LINCOLN Friday, JULY 22. The two unhappy convicts left for execution, are not to suffer this day, as mentioned in our last, but on Friday next. On Saturday John Clarke of Willoughby near Alford , was committed to our castle, for riding in his master's cart, and his horses running away with it, the harness caught hold of a child about ten years of age, who was riding behind his father, Charles Hudson, and pulled him ofF the horse, and killed him on the spot. On Sunday last Joseph Brown, of Louth, was brought to our castle, in order to be transported for three years, being convicted at last Caistor Sessions of an attempt to commit a rape on Ann Kendal His Grace the Archbishop of York has presented the Rev. George William Auriol Drummond, M. A. a Prebendary of Yark, to the Vicarage of Doncaster, void by the death of the Rev. Mr. Hatfield. A few days ago was married, John Fydell, Esq; of Bolton, to Miss Wood, eldest daughter of Wiltoughby Wood, Esq; of Thoreshy, in this county. Last week died at Peterborough, the Rev. Mr. John Stevens, formerly of St. John's College. He had been lately presented by Earl Fitzwilliam to a rectory of 150 1. a year, of which he did not live to take possession. On Wednesday se'nnight died, the Rev. Peter Meyer, vicar of Prestbury in this County, truly la- mented by all who knew him. On the 8th inst. died at Hull, in the 86th year of his age, William Chambers, M. D. in whom acknow- ledged professional skill, united with humanity to the lower, and unremitted attention to every class of pa- tients, made him, during 61 years extensive and suc- cesful Practice, esteemed in proportion as he is now lamented. There has not been so severe a drought in England since the year 1761, when the farmers in many parts were obliged to break the houghs from the trees to feed their cattle. At Shrewsbury fair last week, wool sold from 17s. to 19s. per stone, some very fine higher. The Rev, Mr Brownas, of Armly near Leeds, is appointed minister of Idle, in the room of the Rev. Mr. HudsON, deceased. Friday se'nnight was married at Manchester, Mr. Nathaniel Chadwick, cotton- printer, to Mrs. Jackson of that town. On Friday last was married at Scamer, near Scar- brough, Mr. Samuel Creswell, Porter Merchant in Manchester, to Miss Fanny Gatecliff of Hull. . A few days since seven sharks were caught off Hun- stanton, in Norfolk, of the blue kind, eight feet long, a circumstance that never before happened on that coast Friday se'night was married at Quakers' Meeting- House in York, William Massey, Esq; of Spalding in this county, to Miss Proctor of Selby, Yorkshire. Saturday died at Wakefield, in the bloom of life, Miss Gawtress, daughter of Mr. William Gawtress, Mercer and Woollendraper. , The Rev. Mr. John Wesley left Dublin- Bay on Monday the 11th inst. arrived in Chester on Wednes- day, and preached at the Octagon in the evening, after which he proceeded on his way for the metropolis, ia order to hold the yearly conferrence with his preachers. He is now in the 83d year of his age. They write from Shrewsbury, that on the 10th inst. died there, Mr. Morgan, a gentleman of considerable property, in that town, aged 108 years and six months. SONG. Enjoy, my child, the balmy sleep, Which o'er thy form new beauty throw! ; And long thy tranquil spirits keep A stranger to thy mothet's woes! Tho' in distress, I feel it loss - While gazing on thy sweet repose, Condemn'd to pangs like inward fire. That thro' my injur'd bosom roll; How would my heart in death desire Relief from fortune's hard controul Did not thy arms, And infant charms, To earth in chain my anxious soul. Flow fast my tears - by you reliev'd, I vent my anguish thus alone ; But cease, e'er ye can be perceiv'd By this dear child, to pity prone, Whose tender heart Would seize a part In grief that should be all my own, Our cup of woe, which angels fill, Perchance it is my lot to drain ; While that of joy, unmix'd with ill, May thus, my child, far thee remain ; If thou art free, ( So Heaven decree ) I bless my doom of double pain. Lincoln,, July 16, 1785. L. L, Coasters arrived. Moody, Mason Wakefield, Dean ; Leicester. Brooke; ecton, Simns, and Fame, Cobb, and Molly, Hare, from Ipswich. Rodney Baker, from Wisbech. Jason, Hopper, from Lynn. Ida and Mary, Johnson, from Kirkwall Providence, Losler, from Boston. Janet, Reed, from Kirkaldy. Polly, Wheldon, from Whitby. Friendship, Spink, from Ulverstone. Coasters sailed. Endeavour, Blanch; Swallow, Pearpoint ; Liberty, Aaron, and Rippon, Thompson, for London. Sally, Woolsey, for Colchester. Sally, English, for Whitby. Oak, Cobb, for Sunderland. Eleanor, Forster, and Generous Friend, Mathewman, for Newcastle. Oak, Woodhouse, for Lynn. Suc- cess, Staniland, for Stockton. Adventure, Davison, for Ely. GAINSBOROUGH, JULY ai. Coaster sailed. Oak, Gales, for London. Coasters arrived. Leicester, George Brooks, and Ecton, John Simons, from London. BANKRUPTS. Stephen Gray, lates of Beverley, Yorkshire, tallow- chandler and butter- factor. James Lickman, of Birmingham, Warwickshire, dealer and chapman. John Hillyer, of Froyle, Hampshire, shopkeeper. Richard Ramsey, of West Peckham, otherwise Lit- tle Peckham, Kent, shopkeeper. George Mackereth, of Tower- dock, dealer. Joseph Hill, of Birmingham, Warwickshire, watch and clock- maker- John Wright, of Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, merchant. John Baxter, of Carlton. Yorkshire, grocer. Samuel Watkins, of Holyhead, in Anglesea, vic- tualler. Robert Simpson, of Esher, Surry, shop- keeper. Henry Barnets, of Great Prescot- street, Good- man's- fields, merchant. Joseph Burnell, of Plympton, Devonshire, tanner. Upon hearing that Seven Physicians attended Garrick at the Time of his Death. THE spirit of Garrick, poor Garrick, is fled, Tho' seven physicians surrounded his bed. From so many wise heads what could come but evil ? Why seven physicians wou'd poison the devil. On the Death of the late Dr. Stevenson of Newark, who is said to have recommended Blisters as an universal Remedy, and to have expired with Seven Blisters upon him. ALate learned physician has been so assur'd As to say, ' tis with blisters all ailments are cur'd. That his skill by pretenders might ne'er be deny'd, He manfully laid on seven blisters and dy'd. Thus regardless of life reputation or pelf, He who could not heal others, at last heal'd himself. Poet's Corner, July 19, 1785. THOUgHTS ON FALSE RUMPS-: RespeCtfully addressed to the fair sex, by a lover of the natural beauty of the sex. THE tea was just o'er and the tea things all gone, When I sat in my snug little parlour alone, Perhaps ' tmay seem odd, why my fancy should jump, For a subjeCt of rhymes on a lady's false rump. False rump, Dear Papa ! Why how can that be? Have ladies more rumps than my sister and me. ( Alone still I am, so don't be in pain ; For the child that now speaks is a child of the brain.) Oh, yes, my dear Betsey ; tho' strange it is true, Whilst children have one rump, all women have two. And why do they use them, pray tell me just now : And what they are made of: and how they do grow. First know then, dear Betsey, what words can't express, The whimsical modes and vagaries of dress Are invented defects of the shape to conceal, And the beauties of form more at large to reveal. Hence the tucker so low and the coats are so high, That men may the bosom and ancle espy. Hence the stiff taper stays so tightly are lac'd To give to each female a straight slender waist. Hence rumps artificial of late have been found To make all look comely enchanting and round. As to what they are made of—' tis hair, wool or straw, But me thinks for this purpose there should be a law; That henceforth no she be permitted to wear A rump made of straw, or of cow or horse hair : That since our commodity wool, ' tis well known, O'erall this fair island in plenty is grown, Let their rumps be as large as they please and as full, Provided their stuffing be true English wool. And then when fair females at bottom look great, One might think that its all for the good of the state. As to how these assumed appendages grow, Is a subject tho' curious yet uselefs to know . Of this we are certain, if faith in our eyes, That they frequently vary in shape and in size. Nay of late, to surprize all beholders still more, From behind and the sides they have now crept before. The meaning of this, I vow I can't tell. That virgins demure thus forward should swell : Except without husbands, they're tir'd of their lives; And they wish, tho' they are not, to seem to be wives. An old- fashion'd book, that now lies on my shelf. Says that womans true form is soft beauty itself; That the vain and affeCted distortions of dress Destroy their sweet shape, their attractions repress ; That to win and retain the regards of the men, They must e'en condescend to be women again. Lincoln, July 18, 1785. A favourite Song, written and sung by Mrs. Wrighten, at Vauxhall. THE morn was fair, the month was May, The daisies pied were springing ; I left my cot and on my way Beguil'd the time by singing. When Damon met me in the grove, And told me I was clever; But, stead of whispering tales of love, Cry'd kiss me now or never. Amaz'd I like a statue stood ; Then, in pretended passion, Ask'd if he thought a speech so rude Would gain my appobation ? He smiling answer'd, Ah ! dear maid, That frown's a proof of favour: I felt ' twas true, and faintly said, Well, leave me now or never. The lad was of the saucy kind, Young, handsome, kind as may be ; And had the proverb in his mind, " Faint heart never won fair lady." His lips upon my cheeks he press'd, Cry'd here I'd dwell for ever: My fluttering heart spoke thro' my breast, He'll win me now or never. He swore I ne'er should live at peace, Till my consent was granted, If I would wed his cares would cease— Why, that was all I wanted. I never met in any swain Such love, and truth, together; So least he should not ask again, Said take me now or never. PROLOGUE To the New Comedy of TURK and NO TURK. Written by the Author of the Comedy. Spoken by Mr. BANNISTER, jun. hOW many an aukward youth each day we see Thrustiug his person into company ! His head uplifted— round the room he goes, And treads upon his well- bred neighbour's toes. The well- bred man— bows— passes— nOthing meant— His toe was trod upon by accident. But soon ( the civil soul, scarce free from pain) Egad, he treads upon his toe again His patience for the booby now all gone, He kicks him with the toe he trod upon. Thus ' tis to- night, for know, poor sufferers, know, Our Author is the Boody— your's the Toe. Ev'n now he ventures— to his old sin sticking, A second piece; and braves the Critic's kicking. Still scribbling, till each learned foot he feels, ( Not where the foot its usual bounty deals) But on his Head— his head so out at heels. Ev'n now I hear yon Quidnunc, wise, complain, His chin propt up on his gold- headed Cane. Ah I happy cane ! form'd for this chin alone! . Proving two heads are better far than one. Rare cane I which ever at each lucky hit Thumps lustily the flooring of the pit! Sweet and sonorous sound ! so clear, so good ' Tis the true critic's stamp—' tis wood, wood, wood Methinks I hear the sapient veteran say—' " What ! has this boy scrawl'd out another play ? Another vain attempt to wear the sock, Because forsooth, A Chip of the old Block : By no entail our patience he inherits: Try him, if still he writes, on his own merits! On your good- nature is his sole reliance ; High- mettled, vain, at us he hurls defiance." Cut then, since Crusty bids, while on he's jogging: Lash, lash the boy— he'll take a deal of flogging. Whip him like his own gig ! he's more your debtor— The more you cut, you keep him up the better. The great Sovereign of the North, who has signal- ized every year of her glorious reign by acts of genero- sity for the advancement of science, and discoveries useful to Mankind, is now about to give a furter proof of her great attention in contributing to that end, by an expedition appointed and direCted by herself, which is intended to terminate the uncertainties still susisting with regard to the coasts of Eastern Siberia ; likewise of a part of the opposite continent of America, and of the isles situated between the two continents. The officers appointed to command this expedition, is Mr. Billings, a gentleman who accompanied the famous Captain Cook in his last voyage. He is to preceed by land to Eastern Siberia; then to determine the true situ- ation of the river Covyma, and the coasts of the coun- try inhabited by the Tshutskki, who have voluntarily submitted to the sceptre of Catherine II. He is to em- bark at Okhotsk, in order to complete the chart of the islands tributary to Russia, and the harbours in Ame- rica, where the vessels from Okhotsk go to traffick for furs : and finally he will fill up the voids which former navigators have left, in respeCt to some of the coasts and Islands of the eastern ocean. The expedition will require the space of five or six years; it will be pro- vided with every thing that can contribute to perfect geography, and the phisical knowledge of our globe, and a skilful Botanist is appointed to accompany the navigator. The following is sent us as a well attested fact A lady of rank and fortune, only in her 42d year, and some time since a celebrated toaft at the west end of the town, has lately taken an extraordinary turn. From being the first; at a ball, the theatres, & c. she has for two years been the follower of an enthuastic preacher, to whom she has been uncommonly liberal. She lately sent for an undertaker, who had buried several of her relations, and had a coffin sent home, which she fits to her body every day, declaring that by Christmas her present life is to end. Her relations expeCt the period with great anxiety, as she is no way to be diverted from her gloomy purpose. What pity that the ravings of enthusiastic impostors should go under the name, and be followed as religion. There are now living at Little Earnock, near Ha- milton, ( Scotland) a man and wife, whose ages amount to 2o6 years, the woman being 108, and the man 98: they have been married 77 years, are remarkable healthy and retain the perfeCt use of all their faculties. We learn by letters from Mosul, that Father Vin- cent Ruvo, a missionary, has suffered a cruel death through his own imprudence. Not contented with confining himself to the cure of souls, the good father, as the greatest part of the missionaries do, had the mad- ness to undertake to cure all the diseases of the body. Mohemed, King of Elgersia, having been violently attacked with a continual hiccup, called in the new Esculapius, who promised him, on the forfeiture of his head, to cure him in an instant. In consequence the missionary prepared a potion ; the Bey swallowed it with confidence, and died immediately. All the dome- stics of his house, afflicted at the sudden death of their master, seized the physician, and, after giving him several blows, cut off his head. Letters from Brussels, dated July 3, mention, that great numbers ef the English, German, and French nobility and gentry, had a few days before arrived in that city, in order to be present at the grand Jubilee which is celebrated in that metropolis once in 50 years. The above festival commences on Sunday next. On account of the late want of rain, the retail dealers have not been able to purchase fresh butter in the markets for several weeks past for less than 11d. per pound. The wholesale price of good fresh butter at this time last year was from 7d. to 8d. per pound. Early on Sundiy morning a man was taken, drowned, out of the New- river, near Newington. In his pockets were found a loaded pistol, tinder- box, matches, and i Several picklock keys. Upon examining his body, there appeared two wounds from small bullets. It is | supposed that he was one of the villains who attempted a few nights before, to break into the house of Capt. Harrison, at Islington, but were prevented by his firing • on them is they were forcing the back door open. An unprecedented accident happened at the Prussian ambassador's house on Saturday the 9th instant. Some villain found means to secrete himself in his Excel- lency's closet, and rifled his drawers of various par- cels, and letters of the greatest secrecy and confe- quence. This has keen kept a secret for some days, to facilitate a discovery ; but hitherto the culprit has es- caped with impunity. On the 7th inst. a most numerous and respeCtable meeting of the freemen and freeholders of Dublin was held at the Royal Exchange, on the subject of the com- mercial Propositions, when an Address to the City Re- presentatives, to the following purport, was agreed to, with one dissenting voice only : To Travers Hartley and Nath. Warren, Esqrs. Representatives in Parliament for the City of Dub- lin. Gentlemen. We, your constituents, at all times anxious for the establishment of an honourable, just, and permanent connection between Great Britain and Ireland, have seen with Infinite concern, certain Resolutions of the British House of Commons, importing to relate to a final adjustment of a commercial intercourse between Great Britain and Ireland— Resolutions, which under the specious, though fallacious pretence, of regulating such intercourse upon permanent and equitable prin- ciples, for the mutual benefit of both countries, attempt to annihilate the independence of Ireland, restrain her trade, most essentially encumber her manufactures, and impose taxes on the Irish people, to an indefinite amount — measures, the more insulting to the men of Ireland, as the British Parliament had recently and solemnly re- cognised that great fundimental principle of our consti- tution, from which we will never recede— That the King, Lords, and Commons of Ireland, are the only power competent to make laws to bind the people or kingdom of Ireland, in any case whatever. We are convinced, gentlemen, tha the system pro- pounded by theae resolutions is further partial to Great Britain in the extreme, inasmuch as it reserves a power to her to prohibit for ever the export to Ireland of such raw materials for her manufactures ar she now guards by prohibitions, at the same demanding that Ireland shall forever permit an export of the raw ma- terials of her manufactures to Great Britain, subjeCt only to their present inconsiderable export duties: this system also contains exceptions highly favourable to British beer and spirits distilled from corn imported into Ireland, to the manifest prejudice of the agricul- ture, breweries, and distilleries of this kingdom, therefore shamefully abandoning the professed idea of mutual benefit. Impressed with these sentiments concerning this system, having reason to think that it will be immedi- ately laid before the Parliament of Ireland, we instruCt and require you not only to oppose to the utmost of your power a scheme of such pernicious tendency, but also to communicate to us the earliest intelligence of its introduction into the House of Commons, that we may in conjunction with the rest of our countrymen, pursue such vigorous measures for its rejection, at our constitution may warrant. ' DICTIONARY for 1785. Place— the chief end of man, particularly of a states- man. Matrimony — that which precedes a divorce. Keeping— the union of two sentimental bodies. Debts— Obligations conferred on tradesmen. Beauty— a cosmetic in high esteem, and generally sold at a very high price by the perfumers. Sincerity— one of the liberal professions. Statesman— any person who happens to have a place. Abuse— one of the principal weapons of political warfare. Curate— any poor devil in a black coat. Spirit— a mixture of cowardice and despair. Debauching— the introduction of a young lady into polite life. Love— that desire which people have for a haunch of venison, a dish of turtle, or a landed estate. Church— a large empty building with an organ in it. Drunkenness— a princely virtue, and very commend- able in men of high rank. Whore— any person entitled to respeCt upon her pub- lic character. Lord— something between a man and a monkey. Beau— a species of lap- dog. Party - a colleCtion of people who swear to stick by each other. Popularity— the huzzas of chimney- sweepers md pickpockets. Some understand it to be the foot- stool of a minister, which he kicks from under him is soon is he gets into place. Irishman— a great favourite with the ladies Englishman— that which occasions an ague in the mind of a Frenchman. Shape— the ingenuity of a taylor, a stay maker, and a mantua- maker. Head— an oval piece of bone, with a nose and lip carved on the forepart of it, and generally placed be- tween the shoulders. Liberty— a watch- word for calling people together. Brains— the philosopher's stone, not yet discovered. Mr. Hill's Ormskirk Medicine. THIS genuine Medicine, for the Cure of the Bite of a Mad Dog, & c. in Man and Beast, is pro- pared by Miles Barton, Surgeon, in Ormskirk. The most scrupulous may be satisfied, by applying to each of his Venders, that from 1778, to February the 4th, 1785, eleven thousand four hundred and fourteen Packets have been sold and administered with the greatest Success. Packets, for Man and Beast, are retailed at t s. 8d. ( Duty included) and for Dogs at half Price. SoLD by Mr. Cornwell, No. 198, Fleet- street ; Mr. Bolton, Front of the Royal- Exchange; Mr. Durham, Stationer, Cockspur- street, Charing- cross ; Mr. Denham, Stationer, Shadwell High- street ; and no where else in London. Jacob, Peterborough ; Musent, Grantham ; Rowlandwythers, Spalding; Norrise, Surgeon, Hull; Barton, Horncastle ; Steven- son, Newark; Taylor, Retford ; Cooke, Mansfield ; Marshall, Druggist, Market- Place, Nottingham ; Cal- low, Chesterfield; Saxelsby, Derby ; Eller, Lough- borough ; Smith, Doncaster ; Pearson, Sheffield; Bowling, Printer, and Medley, Druggist, Leeds; Blanchard and Comp. Printers, York ; Howgrave, Stamford ; Doubleday, Southwell; Lomax, Bing- ham ; Baines, Bawtry ; Wilson, Post- Office, Rother- ham ; Heaton, Market Raison ; Burgess, Boston ; Sheardown, Louth; Turner, Ollerton; » nd W. Rose, Sleaford. Also by ROSE & DRURY, Printers, LINCOLN, and J. TAYLOR, Printer and Bookseller, EAST RETFORD. AOf whom may be had, N D E R S O N's true Scots Pills, is. Bateman's Drops, which give immediate Relief in the most racking Pains of the Rheumatism, Gout, ( 3c. it. Bathing Spirits for Strains and Bruises, 6d. British Oil, an effectual Remedy for Strains, Ulcers, old Sores, Swellings, ( 3c. is. British Herb Snuff, in Canisters at 11 3d, or fmaK Boxes at 6d. British Herb Tobacco, in Quarterns * t is 3d, tr m Two penny Papers. Bolt's Corn Salve, 6d. Brooke's Ague Drops, si. Bailey's Patent Blacking Cakes, Sd. Best Cedar Pencils. bassoon and Hautboy Reeds. Cephalic Snuff, 6d. a Bottle. Court Sticking Plaister. Cake Ink, by Smith and Son, 6d. Daffy's Original Elixir, by Dicey is. 44L Ditto, by Spilsbury, Chymist, See. Newark, II 44. Ditto, by Brooke, London, is 3d. Essence of Peppermint, is. Egyptian Balsam for old Wounds and Ulcers, 11 / i. Freebairne's Antiscorbutic Drops, 6s. Fifes. Godfrey's Cordial, 6d. Greenough's Tincture for cleaning the Teeth, II. Ditto, for curing the Tooth Ach, is. Green Hat- cafing. Hatfield'sTincture for Cuts, Strains, ( Sc. It. Hill's Balsam of Honey for Coughs and Colds, is, the Teeth. Sold only in Lincoln, by Rose and Drury, Printers, ( 3c. near the Stone- Bow ; and by eat Trader in most Towns in Great- Britain and Ireland Price 6 d. the Bottle. Hooper's Female Pills, 11. Issue Plaijlers, by Sandwell, II. Ditto, by Bowden, is. Ink for marking Linen. India Rubber. Japan Ink, 6d. Jackson's Tincture for Coughs and Asthmas, U. James's Fever Powders, * s 6d. Kendrick's Worm Cakes, is. Le Coeur's Imperial Oil for Cuts, green Wounds, ( Ic. * s 6d. Maredant's Drops, by Norton, will perfectly cure the most inveterate Leprosy, Scurvy, old Sores, or Ulcers, tke Evil, Fistulas, Piles, Pimpled faces, ( Sc. Pr. 6s. Oriental Vegetable Cordial, for violent Pains in tkt Bowels, 5s. Pectoral Lozenges of Tolu, is. Pullin's Antiscorbutic Pills, as 6d. Purging Pills, is. , Female Pills, is. Pounce, and Pounce Horns. Radcliff's Purging Elixir, is. Rock's Viper Drops, a balsamic, strengthening, and restoring Composition, 3s. Rock's Asthmatic Elixir, for Coughs, difficulty in Breathing, ( 3c. is. Royal Tooth Powder, 11. Steers's Opodeldock for Sprains, ( Sc. is Sd. Stoughton's Drops, is. Spilsbury's Antiscorbutic Drops, 4s. Smith's Smelling Medicine for the Itch, is ti. Corn Salve, is 6d and II 6d. Sujah's China Japan Blacking Balls, 6d. Scott's Superfine Water Colours, in Pots and Cakes, prepared as in China. Real superfine Indian Ink. Liquid Colours for Maps and Plans. Best Camel- hair Pencils; with all Things necessary for colouring and drawing. Sealing Wax, Wafers, and Wafer Paper. Shining Sand. Turlington's Balsam of Life, 11 jd. Vandour's Nervous Pills, 2s 6d. Walker's Jesuit's Drops, as 6d. Violin Strings, and Bridges. All Medicines which sell for a lefs 5w* than is 6d, pay 3d Duty : If for ss 6d and under { i, ft Duty : If for 5s tr upward, is. Duty. Messrs. Rose and Drury, 1 Lincoln. Mr. johnson Bookbinder, 5 Mess. ScatcHerd & Whitaker, Ave- maria- lane, London. Mr. Jacob, Printer, Peterborough. Mr. Cowper, Bookseller, Cambridge. Mr. Gatliffe, Hair- dresser, Bourn. Mrs. Whaley, Bookseller, Grantham. Mr. Rose, Printer, Sleaford. Mr. David Wrigh, Wainfleet. Mr. Burgess, Printer & Bookseller, Boston. Mr. Albin, Printer, Spalding. Mr. Dixon, Chequer Inn, Holbeach Mr. Heaton, Market Raisin. Mr. Booth, Bookseller, Caistor. Mrs. Swallow, Bookseller, Brigg. Mr. Cheetham, Saddler, Barton. Mr. Ferraby, Printer and Bookseller, Hull Mr. Western, Hair- dresser, Wragby. Mr. Weir, Horncastle. Mr. Gibbons, Tattershall. Mr. Marsh and Mr. Sheardown, Louth. Mrs. Ward, Spilsby. Mr. Allin, and Messrs. Drury, Newark. Mr. White, Hair- dresser, Gainsborough. Mr. Clarke, Ironmonger, Tuxford. Mr. Taylor, Printer & Bookseller, Retford. Mr. Barnes, Hair- dresser, Bawtry. Mr. Parker, Ironmonger, Worksop. Mr. Sheppard, Bookseller, Mansfield. Mr. Turner, Grocer, Ollerten. Mr. Tupman, Printer, Nottingham. Mr. Calow, Chesterfield. Mr. Drewry, Printer, Derby, Mr. Adams, Bookseller, Loughborough. 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