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Date of Article: 04/11/1721
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER. 4, 1721. c 2069 ) THE OR, British Gazetteer, Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. the English. Yet would not any of the remaining Eng- lish fly the Field, but manfully fought it out, till such Time that Harold, wounded into the Brains with an Ar- row, through the Left Eye, fell down dead. With Harold died his Brethren Gyrth and Leoswine, with moSt of the English Nobility. And of the Soldiers were slain 67974 some say an 10oooo. The Conqueror had three Horses slain under him, yet lost not a Drop of Blood by the Enemy. He won this Battle with the Loss only of< 5oi 3 Men. It was fought in Sussex, seven Miles from Hastings, upon Saturday the 14th of October, A. D. 1066. The English, after this Loss, had designed to have made Edgar Atheling King, and to have took the Field again against the Conqueror, but the Earls of Yorkshire and Cheshire, Edwin and Morcar the Queen's Brother's plotting secretly to get the Crown to them, selves, hindred the Design. The Body of King Harold, dispoiled of his Ornaments and by a base Soldier mangled and hacked in the Leg; ( for which the Conqueror cashiered him for ever) after much Search, was found among the dead Bodies, and by the English Nobles conveyed to Waltham in Essex, where it was solemnly royally interred. A little before the Fight a dreadful Comet appeared. Tosto, Earl of Northumberland, in Spight to his Bro- ther Harold, slew all Harold's Servants, and cutting them piece meal, salted some of their Limbs, and cast the rest into Vessels of Meath and Wine, sending his Brother Word, that he had furnished him with powdered Meat against his Return Home. This he did at Harold's House when he was absent. NORMANS. WILLIAM the Conqueror. A. D William the Conqueror was the base Son of 1066. Robert, Duke of Normandy. His Mo- ther Arlotte ( a Skinner's Daughter) when she was great with him, dreamt thar her Bowels were extended and dila- ted all over Normandy and Britain. And as soon as he was born, being laid on the Chamber Floor, with both his Hands he took up Rushes, and held them fast therein ; which Things were taken for Presages of his future Greatness. He began his Reign October 14 A I) ic6d. and was crowned December 25 in the same Year, by Aldred Archbishop of York, the English Bishops and Barons swearing Allegiance to him ; and himself taking a solemn Oath to defend the Rights of the Church, to establish good Laws, and to see Justice uprightly ad- ministred. After which he applied himself to secure his new obtained Kingdom ; and the better to assure the South of the Land, he took his Way towards Dover, that so he might command the Seas from Enemies Ar- rivage, and over- awe the Kentish a most strong and po- pulous Province But Stigand Archbishop of Canter- bury, and Eglesine Abbot of St. Augustines, hearing of his coming, assembled the Commons of Kent to op- pose him, who about Swancomb kept themselves secret in the Woods waiting the coming of the Conqueror. All jointly agreeing ( because no Way lay open save only a Front.) to carry in their Hands great Branches of Trees, wherewith thev might keep themselves both from DIS- covery, and if need were impede the Passage of the Normans. Which said Devices took so strong EffeCt, that it daunted King William even with the Sight 5 who being as he thought, free from the Enemy, was 14 O now GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Life of King HAROLD, a SAXON. AND now William the Norman, being well fur- nished with a vast Fleet of Ships well Man'd, Store of Money drawn from his People, the Pope's Bene- diction, who had sent him a consecrated Banner, an Agnus Dei, and one of the Hairs of St. Peter, with a Curse to all that should op- pose him- Thus prepared, the Duke arrived at Peven. sey in Sussex, Sept. iS. where when he came to Land, his Foot chanced to slip, and he fell into the Mud, and all mired his Hands; which Accident was presently construed for a lucky Presage : For now ( said a Captain) O Duke, thou hast taken Possession, and holdest of that Land in thine Hand, whereof shortly thou shalt become King. But the Duke thus landed he set Fire on his Fleet, thereby to cut off all Occasion or Hope from his Men of returning. And from Pevensey he marched to Hastings, divulging, as he went, the Cause of his coming, which was, for the Ob. taining of his Kingdom ; it being, as he said, his by Donation from Edward ; giving withal a severe Charge to his Soldiers not to wrong any of their Persons, who in a short Time after were to become his Subjects. To Harold he sent his Messenger, demanding the Kingdom and Harold's Subjection. But Harold returned him this Answer by the same Messenger, That unless he departed the Land be would make him sensible of the Strokes of his Displea- sure And with a brave and undaunted Mind, the valli- ant Harold advanced his Forces into Suflex, pitching his Camp within seven Miles of his Enemy. When the Armies were come near together, and ready to en. gage, the Norman Duke, to save the EfFusion of Christian Blood, as he said, sent a Monk, as a Mediator for Peace, with Offers to Harold of these Conditions; ei- ther wholly to resign the Kingdom to him, or in Sight of the Armies to try the Quarrel with him in single Combat, or to stand to the Arbitrament of the Pope. To whom Harold answered, that it should the next Day be tried with more Swords than one. The next Day was the fourteenth of October, which Harold ever accounted Fortunate, because his Birth- Day, and with hopeful Assurance, desired greatly the Approach of the same. His Soldiers likewise, too confident of the Victory, spent the Night in Revellings: The Morning being come, they both Marshalled their Battels. The Kentish Men Harold placed with their heavy Axes, or Halberts in the Van ( for by ancient Custom they had the Front belonging to them :) Then the Battels joined, both Parts bravely fighting ; but the Norman perceiving that by true Valour he could not vanquish the English, betook himself to a Stratagem, commanding his Men to retreat, yet withal to keep in good Order; which the English seeing, supposed that they had fled, and thereupon pursued their Enemy so rashly, that they put themselves into Disorder. Which Opportunity William took hold of, so that facing about, and charging them fiercely, when disranked, he made a great Slaughter of Price Three Half. Pence; now on the sudden beset on all sides with Woods, some of which he saw to move, and the rest for ought he knew were of the like Nature. At length, to put him out of all Doubt, the Kentish Men inclosing his Army about, displayed their Banners, cast down their Boughs, and with Bows bent were prepared for Battel, At which Sight the Conqueror stood amazed. To whom Stigand and Eglesine presented themselves, and in Behalf of the Kentish Men, thus spake ; " Most noble Duke, behold here the Commons of Kent are come forth to meet, and receive you as their Sovereign, requiring your Peace, their own free Condition of Estate, and ancient Laws. If these Things be denied, they are here presently to abide the Verdict of Battel, being fully resolved ra- ther to die, than part with their Laws, or to live ser- vile in Bondage. ' The Conqueror, in this Strait, more wisely than willingly, granted their Demands- To be continu'd. The Continuation of the Tryal of Col. John Lilburne. Mr. Att. Gen. My Lords, Mr. Lilburne, in this Agreement, regulates the Number of the Supreme Go- vernment, orders the time of Dissolution of this Parlia- ment, and when his own shall meet; and that all Laws contrary to this shall be void ; and desires in h s Book before, that this Agreement may be the Banner or Cen- ter to prosecute the Design for Destruction of the pre- sent Government, which is Treafon ; and now, my Lord we shall proceed to shew the Tendency of his Out cry Read Page n. The Substance of this is, That the young Men, & c. are obliged to exert themselves, for their own and the Nation's Advantage; and neither to address, or suffer the Tyrants in Power to be address'd, or petition'd, but to chuse some of the ablest amongst themselves, who would venture their Lives to oppose the present Usur- pers ; and desires the Soldiers ( if they have any Commi- seration) to assist in their Redemption from Slavery.- And that the Soldiers, especially those who sign'd the Solemn Engagement, should chuse two out of each Troop and Company to correspond and consult with the said young Men's Friends, for establishing the Liberties and Free- dom of the People. Mr. Act. Gen. Read Page 9 and 57. The Substance is, That they, the young Men, are re- solv'd to instigate their Fellow- Apprentices of the Out- Parishes to chuse Agents likewise, and desire by Letter each County in England to do the same ; which Agents should, with their Burford Friends, all meet, to consider the speediest Method of chusing a Parliament, according to the said Agreement, seeing the present pretended Par- liament only share the publick Treasure and most bene- ficial Places among themselves, without redressing Op- pressions, or receiving Petitions of Complaint; for not- withstanding the many OaThs, Promises, & c. of the present Commonwealth, to maintain the Liberties and Good of the People, that they are perjur'd Tyrants, See. and ought to abhor'd by all Mea. Mr. Att Gen. observ'd, That the long Forbearance of Mr. Lilburne's traiterous Provocations was sufficient Testimony of the State's Clemency ; and that he could scarcely contain himself to hear such dangerous Expres- sions and insufferable Treasons. L- Col. Lilb. The Exclamations of People, who are oppress'd, is not Treason within the old Laws of Eng- land. Mr. Att Gen. observ'd, That to call the Parliament Tyrants, Usurpers and Traytors, and to stir up the Peo- ple to destroy them, might be brought within the Sta- tute 25 Edw. Ill chap, i and that Mr. Lilburne had vilified General Fairfax and his chief Officers, and call'd the Lord General Cromwell Murderer: and that he would prove Mr. Lilburne had endeavour'd to draw the Soldiers from their Obedience, which was High- Treason in the last Clause of the Act. Read The Epistle to the Legal Fundamental, & c. The Substance is. That he positively accus'd Crom- well for the wilful Murder of Mr. Richard Arnold near Ware. Mr. Att. Gen. observes, that Mr. Arnold was con- demn'd by a Council of War for a Mutineer.' L. Col. Lilb. It being done in a Time of Peace, when the Courts of Justice are open, is contrary to the Petition of Right; and that the Earl of Strafford ( who was as great a General) suffer'd for such like Acts; there- fore if the Judgment of Strafford, or the Petition of Right be legal, the shooting Arnold is absolute Murder Clerk reads. That Cromwell and his Confederates were guilty of most of the Crimes ( in kind) charg'd against the late King, tho' under a new Denomination. Mr: Att. Gen. Read Page 35, 37 and 38, Here he says, That no Promises could bind the chief Jugglers and Leaders of the Army ; and that he ( Lil- burne) left the Council they had call'd, esteeming ' em a a Pack of dissembing Knaves, especially Commissary Ireton ; and dar'd aver, that the General and Chiefest of the Council fully determin'd to spend their Heart's Blood rather than condescend to the Book intitled, Agreement of the People for a just Freedom ; for that a new ar. j just Parliament was more dreadful to them than the Day of Judgment ; and that neither Korah, Dathan and Abiram of old, nor the Anabaptists, with John of Ley- den, and Buperdullion at Munster, nor Jack Straw, or Wat Tyler, were comparable to the General and his Council for Rebellions and Treasons against all kinds cf Magistracy. Mr. Att. Gen. We shall now proceed to his Outcry, directed to the Soldiers of the Army. Read Page 8. The Substance of this, A grievous Complaint of the Oppressions the Nation now lies under, and a Recom- mendation thereof to the Soldiers, especially the private Men in the General's Regiment of Horse, for that the Nation was now not only expos'd to domestick Broils, but to foreign Invasions from France, Spain, Denmark, Swedeland, & c. And appeals to the private Soldiers of the Army for Help, and that they would speedily chuse two of each Troop, & c. as before in Page 6: 0. Mr. Att. Gen. Read the second Page of his Impeach, ment against Oliver Cromwell, & c. In which there's an Account of his Apprehension by by Soldiers, his being carried to Derby- House, and afterwards committed, as Lilburne himself relates in Page 584. Mr. Att. Gen. Read Page 3 of his Out cry, directed to the Soldiers of the General's Regiment. Here he tells the Soldiers, That they assist, rather than endeavour to suppress the Destroyers of the Liber- ties of the People ; that if any one complains, his House is immediately beset with arm'd Janizaries, to take a- way the People's Courage, and prevent the maintaining their Freedoms. Mr. Att Gen. My Lord, the last Clause of the Act is, That if any Person, not being an Officer, See. shall endeavour to stir up Mutinies in the Army, & e. it is High- Treason ; you have heard the Calumnies ( read in these Books,) to asperse the Officers and stir up the Sol- diers against ' em ; as likewise the reproachful Abuses thrown on the noble General, not to mention the Ad- vantage might be made of the Words which have slip'd from himself, or more Witnesses which I could have call'd to prove Mr. Lilburne's publishing the Books, which ( tho' he will not own them) I think is already sufficiently prov'd against him. ( Here Lilburne compar'd his Behaviour to this Court, to that of our Saviour's before Pilate, who confess'd no- thing ; and added, Thou, Mr. Prideaux, say'st it [ they are my Book;] but prove it.) Mr Att Gen. I think here are too many Proofs; therefore. Gentlemen of the Jury, if you have any Res- pect for the present Government and Council of State or the Preservation of the Laws, you will find the Priso- ner Guilty. Foreman. We desire the Act of Treafons to make use of L. Col Lilb. objected. That according to the third Part of Co. Inst. a Man ought to be try'd in the County where the Treason is committed ; that his pretended Crimes were laid in three different Counties; and that there was but one Witness to most of the particular Treasons; and therefore he conceiv'd it just, " ld thought it reasonable they should perform their mise and assign him Council. That this and greater Privileges were granted to Major Rolfe and Duke Ha- milton. That ' twas impossible for him to give an ex- tempore Answer to so long a Charge ; and besides, that he had stood five Hours wasting his Spirits already; and now to stand to answer a five Hours Charge, was a Bur- den too heavy for a Horse; and he hop'd they did not design to hang him because he was tir'd and had no Strength left to pronounce his Defence. To be continu'd, SIR/ I ... . isIR, ISlington, Nov. 1. 1721, AM a young Fellow, just peeping out ot the Shell of Ignorance and Penury, into the World of Afflu- ence and Intrigue ; and as I have naturally a pretty handsome Stock of Assurance and Pride, ( occasion'd by Wearing other People's Cloathes more than my oWn.) my Condition advances as my Faculties increase. In my Livery Service, you must know, I stole so much of the Use of the Quill, as enabled me to purchase a Long Wig, and a Brass hilted Sword : Thus accoutred liKe a Knight- Errant, I e'en sally'd out in quest of a Lady who has my best Affections ; I haunt her from the Church to her Habitation, from the Park to the Play ; but am doom'd to see more of her Backside than her Face ; for which Favour I stand indebted to the Wind ; some- times to a Post, or lucky Squeeze ; the getting into a Coach, at which time I have sometimes the Happiness to make a Tour a good deal above her Knees, see the curious Lawn that covers her snowy Limbs ; and have the Sight of a most delicate Leg and Foot almost every Step, which is a ravishing Pleasure to me. Yet you must believe, Sir, that tho' I have Confidence enough in all other Affairs, I want a little of that Irish Brass, to ad- dress my self to my Mistress ; and whether to ascribe it to that Imperfection, or to my natural Sluggishness, I know not ; but true it is, I cou'd never yet overtake her in all Pursuits ; and yet have the Vanity to hope of making a compleat Conquest, for all that; for my Mo- ther tells me I am a smoth- fac'd handsom young Fel- low, and a Bedfellow for a Lady : Besides, I have read in Romances, that the Daughters of Kings and great Lords have been in Love With their Fathers Pages and Footmen. It is a shocking Stroak, that whilst I am at- tending her like what I whilome was, in pursuing her, as I told you, to see a Brother Coxcomb hand my Lady Phillis about like a Princess in a Tragedy, whilst poor I can't come within the Scent of her Essenc'd Gloves. Enrag'd at this Sight, I steal Home, and curse both my Rival and my own Courage, that I had not whipt him thro' the Puddings : Nay, I go farther, I draw my dreadful Whinyard, tilt at the Wall, fancying my self very expert in the Trade of Man killing, I go imme- diately in that terrible Fit of Dudgeon, to find out my Rival; but alass, upon Sight of him, or his Sword, I have much ado to keep my Breeches sweet and clean, and so sneak off again like a pitiful Ass as I am. I wou'd fain be valiant if I could ; but Pox on't, my na- tural Modesty, that is, my Fear, ruins all : In this sad Condition I am in, now prethee dear Read tell me how I may get out, for Love and Fear are terrible Things I am your humble Servant, Bully. The Answer. We are very sorry for the unhappy Circumstances of so hope- ful a Correspondent as Mr. Bully, and are very sensibly pleas'd, that his natural Temerity is like to preserve his pre- cious Life, contrary to the Dictates of Plays and Romances, where the unsuccessful Lover, if he escapes his Rivals gene- rally falls by the Resentment of his own Sword: But he is excusable, if he sits down contented like a true Philosopher un- der his Misfortune: As for Love and Poverty will hum- ble the Devil. we are partly of Mr. Bully's Opinion that little Irish Brass wou'd be of excellent Use to him in the ! Management of his Affair, for it often proves in Love what the Philosopher Stone do s in Chymistry, to turn all Metals it touches into Gold, and more Women have been won by Impu- dence. than ever were by the Power of that tempting Ore. We conclude our Advice therefore, by recommending our Corespon dent to the Care of some Irish Fencing. Master, who by help of his native Talent, may teach him two important Sci- ences at once; for as the Poet says In Love or War, the Cautious share one Fate, And only they that Dare, are Fortunate. However, we have this to say for Mr Bully. That if he is not so valiant as anothee. ' tis none of his Fault, for it was com- paratively, very wittily said of Sir Joseph, when his Bully back was kick'd A Man can no more help what's done behind his Back, than what's said. ______ They write from Turin, October 13. that we have lately had some Melancholly Instances of the great Exactness of the Governours near the Barrier between these Countries and France, in relation to the Con. tagion; but one Example, especially has something moving, A Boy and Girl of about 12 and 14, hearing fi 3 _ , . • '„ that their father, who Was come out of Fance into sa- voy, to sell something at a Fair, was fallen sick, Ven- tur'd on their own Heads, upon a Pious Visit to him; and in the Night had slipt by the Guards j but were taken up in the Town, and without Regard to Prayers and Tears, immediately shot to Death. ThiS Severity is much to be lamented, but at the same time extremely necessary ; and if Matters had been more rigorously executed at the beginning, ' tis probable the Lives of Thousands might have been saved, ' tis suspected that the Plague is got to Vienne in Dauphiny. Last Saturday the Lord Archibald Hamilton's Lady was brought to Bed Of a Son. Monday, being the Anniversary of his Royal High- ness the Prince's Birth- Day, there was a very splendid and numerous Court at Leicester House, and His Royal Highness receiv'd the Compliments of the chief Nobi- lity of the Court, Foreign Ministers, & c. After which their Royal Highnesses went to St. James's to wait on His Majesty, who also complimented the Prince on his Birth- Day. The Day was observ'd every where with the usual Rejoicings, and at Night there was a Ball at the Court at Leicester House, where the Officers of the Court were treated with Wine, and several barrels of Strong Beer were given to the Populace round a. large Bonefire. The same Day Sir William Stewart, the New Lord Mayor, was sworn at Westminster with the usual Solem- nities, returned from thence by Water to Black FryerS, and proceeded in his Coach of State from thence to Drapers- Hall. There was a Tory Mob, who had the Insolence to Hiss the Rt. Honourable Sir John Fryer, the late Lord Mayor, but they were well Drubb'd, and some of them secured by their old Acquaintance, who have so often Chastis'd them. This vile Mob was made up of Pick Pockets, Butchers, Shoe Japanners, and o- ther Zealots of the Church, whose Leaders, or those that hir'd them, will, no doubt, make a Collection for their Broken Heads and Limbs, which, we hear, are pretty Numerous. We hear, the East India Company have appointed Mr. Nash President ( or General Super cargo) of four of their Ships bound to China. They write from Portsmouth in New- England, Aug, 18, that three Days before Capt. William Martingal arrived there in a Sloop from Cermudas, who inform'd - them, that a Martinico Sloop was at that Island, by whom they had Advice, that the Pirates to the Number of 3 or 400 had taken the Island of Marrigeland, with the Fort and Town thereof. To some of the People: they gave Vessels, some they let go, and others they kept. They likewise had their Cruisers out, who had sent in several Vessels they had taken on the Coast. Letters from the same Place ofthe 15th of August bring Advice, that one John Venord was arrived there in a Scooner from Canso, who reported, that at this lat- ter Place they were all upon their Guard for fear of a surprize by the Indians. Those Letters add. that the Indians refused to treat with the Commissioners sent thither from Boston to accommodate the Differences that had happen'd at the New Settlements to the Eastward, insisting that some considerable Tracts of Land should be deliver'd up to them. We have receiv'd Letters from Boston in New Eng- land, dated Aug. 28. with Advice, that Sir Sam. Shute, in a Speech, had acquainted the Assembly of the Repre- sentatives, that about 230 Indians, headed by two Jesu- its, had enter'd into the Town of Atrosick in an hostile Manner, and that his Excellency had sent some Troops to the Assistance of the Eastern Settlements: It was recommended to them at the same, to put a stop to the Clandestine Conveyance of Goods from France ; and they were told, that his Excellency had received a Let- ter from the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Planta- tions, that it Was their Opinion, that he has a full Power to non- concur in the Choice of a Speaker, or in any other Elections. The close of the Speech was, that his Excellency was not obliged to give Reasons of his parting with the last Assembly, but hop'd this would be such, as to give him an Opportunity of re- commending them to the King's Favour : Those Letters add, that a Proclamation has been Published at Boston, obliging to a Quarantine all Ships that some from France, and other Countries suspected of Contagion. Last f bctfi ) M. Crispe 134. Sir Tho. Wheate, 120. So that the former is return'd. The Ld. Gage is also Elected for Tewksbury. From Boston in New England, Aug. 7. On Tuesday last the first Instant, being His Majesty's Accession to the Crown, the same was observed here : The Guns at Castle William were discharged, & c. And at Night his Ex- cellency our Governour's House was Illuminated, and an Entertainment given by him to the principal Gentle- men of the Place, where all Demonstrations of Joy were shewn on so happy an Occasion. His Excellency our Governour has been pleased to pub- lish a Proclamation, requiring those Persons that are fit by Law to bear Arms, and have left their Habitations at the Eastward, immediately to return again, as they expect the Protection of this Government. And another requiring Quarantain to be performed by Vessels coming from France, and other Places in- fected with the Plague- August 14. On the 8th, arriv'd the Ship Queen Ann Galley of Whitehaven, Burthen about 140 Tuns, William Lowes Master, who reports, That on the 12th of June last, he sailed from Cork in Ireland, bound for Potamuck in Virginia, having on Board a Cargo of European Goods ; and that ou the 12th Day of July, about six a- Clock in the Morning, in the Latitude of 41 Deg. and $ 2 Min. ( Capt. Race then bearing N. W 150 Leagues) he met with a Pyrate Ship, Burthen about 50 Tons, 18 Guns mounted, and 150 Men, most of them Frenchmen. The Name of the Ship and Master ( who was of that Country) he could not learn : She bore down upon him, and commanded the said Lowes on board in his own Boat: Thereafter the Pyrates took his Boat, boarded his Ship, broke open her Hatches, plundered her, car- lied away all the Cargo, and most of the Provisions on board, and then stav'd the Ship's Boat to Pieces, cut down her Main- mast and cast it into the Sea, with all its Tackle and Apparel ; and after having kept the said Lowes 16 Hours, and beat and abused several of his Mariners, they gave him his Ship again ; in which dis- abled and melancholly Circumstances, he was necessita- ted to proceed to the nearest Port, in order to recruit and repair his Ship ; and on the 6th Instant, being hap- pily favoured with fair Weather, he made the Land of Cape Ann. Last Tuesday the Ld. Visc. Harcourt was introduced into the House of Peers, between the Lord Visc. Towns- hend, and the Lord Visc. St. John, and took his Place as a Visc. accordingly. The same Day his Grace the Duke of Rutland took the Oaths as one of the Lords of the Bedchamber to the King. Wednesday our Merchants received Advice, that the North Foreland Galley, Capt. Tickner, was unfortu- nately burnt at Berwick. Dublin, Oct. 21. Our last Letters from Cork give an Account, That the Magistrates and Merchants of that City, upon the News that the House of Commons had put off the Consideration of the Bank- Bill to the 14th of December, immediately assembled, and caused a large Bonefire to be made before the Exchange, when they gave a Hogshead of Wine , and several Barrels of Ale, to the People, to drink the Healths of those Gentlemen who Voted against the Bill. The whole Town was il- luminated upon the Joyful Occasion ; and we hear, most of the Trading Towns in the Kingdom have express'd the same Satisfaction- Dublin, Oct. 24. Yesterday being the Day appointed by Act of Parliament to be kept and celebrated as an Anniversary Thanksgiving in this Kingdom, for the dis- covery of that horrid and bloody Massacre of the Pro- testants, by the Irish Papists, the same was observed here with the usual Solemnity. On Sunday last dy'd suddenly Mr. Gosling, Alphabet Keeper in the Foreign Office at the General Post Office. Monday came Advice that the Hertford, Capt. Nelly, an East- India Ship homeward- bound, was ar- rived at Plymourh, who brought Account, that the Outward- bound East- India Ships were safe and well at the Cape of Good- Hope. Thursday the 10000 S. Prize was Drawn against the Number 28424, which, we hear, belongs to John Ben- net, Esq; one of the Masters in Chancery. Letters from Madrid say, that Olonel Stanhope is gone this Day to the Court at Balsain, to communicate the Contents of the Dispatches he receiv'd two Days ago from London, and to congratulate their Catholick Majesties on that Double Marriage, between Spain and France. Letters from Vienna say, That a Marriage is talked of between the Archdutchess Maria Theresa, Daughter of the present Emperor, who is four Years Old next May, and the Infant Don Carlos, Son of the King of Spain by the id Venter; born Jan. lo. 1716. Letters from the Bay of All- Saints, ( in Brazil) July 4, N. S. say, That on the 5th of April began the furiousest Storm there, that ever was heard of; and hath continu. ed to alarm them at Intervals ever since. The Da- mage it hath done in that Place and Neighbourhood, is incredible. A great Number of Houses are blown down, others very much shatter'd, and others pull'd down by Order of the Government, to prevent their Falling. Several Vaults built under the Fortifications of St. Bento being fallen in, twelve Ranges of Houses built over them, tumbled down; and one of their Basti- ons was so shaken, that the Viceroy found it necessary to remove the Cannon out of it. The Rivers of S Amaro and Cagonueyra overflow'd their Banks, and laid the flat Country under Water ; insomuch that the two Towns so call'd are almost ruin'd. In St. Amaro, above a hundred Houses, with many Inhabitants, and all the Bridges, were carry'd away ; and the Roads are so spoil d, there is no sending Help to the Places that need it. Abundance of Plantations and Country- Houses are still under Water; and so are most of the Towns that lie low. Moreover, the tempestuous Weather hindring Vessels from passing to and fro, the Price of Bread and other Provisions began to rise ; and that they were not pinch'd by a Dearth, is owing to the good Orders given by the Viceroy for mending the Ways, and introducing Supplies: Not but that they do suffer, as it is, in some measure ; for there hath been no Tortoise Fishing this Year, the Flesh whereof used to serve as a main Food for the meaner People and Slaves. Middlesex ss. Ad General Quarterial' Session' Pacis Dom' Regis tent' pro Com. Middx* apud Hicks- Hail in St. John- street, in Com' praed' per adjorn' die Sabbati, seil' decimo quarto die Octobris, Anno Regni Dom' Georgii, nunc Regis Magnae Britanniae & c. octavo, coram Johanne Milner, Armigero, Henrico Fetherston, Bar' Edwardo Lawrence, Mil' Rob. Thornhill, Wilhelmo Cowper, Nich. Jefferys, Thoma Woodcock, Narcisso Luttrell, Johanne Gouson, Daniel Combes. Leonardo Streat, Isaaco Tillard, D Oyly Michel, Johanne Ellis de Den- mark street, Wilhelmo Coatsworth, Matthaeo Hewitt, Josepho Hayne, Ar- migeris, & al' Soc' suis Justic' dicti Dom' Reg' ad Pacem in Com' predict' conservand' necnon ad divers' Felon' transgr' & al' Malefacta in eodem Com' perpetrat' audiend' & terminand' assign' THIS Court taking in Consideration the great In. crease and Progress of the Plague Abroad ; and that all proper Precautions ought to be used at this Time to preserve us from Infection ; is of Opinion, That in order thereunto the Laws for preventing and removing all publick Nusances and Annoyances within the Weekly Bills of Mortality in this County be put in Execution, and that such Methods be taken for that Purpose, as herein after are specified, viz. Th is Court being sensible that the suffering loose, idle, common Beggars, especially such as have sore Legs, or are otherwise distempered, to beg in the Streets and publick Passages, may conduce to the spreading any Infection amongst us ; is of Opinion, and doth accord- ingly order, That it be, and is hereby recommended and referred unto His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for this County, ar their Petty Sessions or Meetings, in their several Divisions, within the faid Weekly Bills of Mortality, to give Orders to the Constables, Head- Boroughs Last Friday 7- Night, came on the Election for the Borough of Woodstock; and at closing the Books the Poll stood thus: c ioja ) boroughs, and Beadles of the several Parishes, Hamlets Liberties, and Places in such respective Divisions, to Ap- prehend all such Vagrants and sturdy Beggars, and to carry them before the justices so assembled, to be dealt with according to the Directions in the Statutes made in the Twelfth year of the late Queen Anne, for Passing and Punishing of Vagrants and sturd Beggars : By which Act, there is a reward given of Two Shillings to every Inhabitant, or other Person, for every common Rogue, Beggar, or Vagabond, which he or they shall apprehend and carry before any Justice of the Peace, to be paid immediately by the Constable of the Place; and also a Penalty of Twenty Shillings on Constables for every Default or Neglect, in Apprehending or Punishing such Rogues or Vagabonds ; which said Statute, this Court is of Opinion, ought to be strictly and immediately put in Execution, and the said Penalties levied on all Con- stables in whose Districts such common Rogues or Beg- gars shall pass unapprehended. And, upon Information given unto this Court, by several of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for this County, that besides the ordinary, and too much accus- tomed Method used by Persons, in letting out their Houses to Inmates: It is now become a common Prac. tice in the extreme Parts of the Town, to receive in o their Houses Persons unknown, without Distinction of Age or Sex, on their paying one Penny or more per night, for lying in such Houses, without Beds or Cover- ing ; and that it is frequent, in those Houses, for Fif- teen or Twenty, or more, to lye in a small Room where it must often happen that some of them will be Sick, which, at this Time, may be very Inconvenient and dan- gerous to those who lye in the Room with them, es- pecially where their Diseases are any wise Noisome or Contagion; this Court having well weighed the Dan- ger of Infection from these Practices, is of Opinion, and doth accordingly order, that it be, and it is hereby re- commended and referred unto His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for this County, at their Petty Sessions or Pub lick Meetings in their respective Divisions within the said Weekly Bills of Mortality, to order the Constables or other Parish Officers to summon before them all Per- sons who harbour inmates; and where it doth appear upon Examination that such Inmates have no legal Set- tlement in the parishes or Places wherein they are so har- boured, and arc not able to produce Certificates of their Settlements elsewhere, That the Justices do immediately cause them to be legally passed and conveyed to such Parish or Place, where, upon Examination, they may ap- pear to have a Settlement, and deal further with them in such manner as they are enabled by the said Statute made in the Twelth Year of Her faid late Majesty's Reign. And this Court is also of Opinion, that where the Justices apprehend any Danger of Infection by Persons suffering too great a Number of Inmates, contrary to Law, to harbour in any House; in such case, this Court doth recommend it to the said Justices, to bind over the Landlord or Keeper of such House by Recognizance to appear at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace for this County, there to answer for their harbouring such In- mates contrary to Law, and to oblige the Church- war- dens or Overseers of the Poor, or some other proper Per- sons, to prosecute them for such Offences. The Annoyances in Markets by stinking Meat, Gar- bage, and Offals, and by Butchers from their Slaughter- Houses, coming also under Consideration on this Occa- sion, this Court is of Opinion that the Offenders therein ought to be prosecuted and punished with the utmost Severity; and it is hereby recommended to the Justices of this County in their several Divisions, on their own View or Knowledge, or on sufficient Proof, to bind over such Offenders, and also some proper Person or Persons to prosecute them, to the end that a Stop may be speedily put to such dangerous Practices, which are most likely to produce and spread the Plague in this Town, And this Court taking Notice of the great and extra- vagant Number of Brandy and Geneva Shops, whose Owners Retail their Liquours to the poorer sort of Peo- ple, and do suffer them to sit tipling in their Shops by which Practice they are not only rendred incapable of Labour to get an honest Livelihood, but ( by their Bodies being kept in a continued Heat,) are thereby more liable to receive Infection ; To prevent in some Measure these Evils for the future, this Court is of Opinion, that the Justices be and they are hereby desired to suppress all Houses, Shops, and other Places, where these sort of Liquors are ' retailed without Licence, and also to be very cautious in granting any new Licences to any such Persons. This Court likewise observing that great Numbers of Hogs are kept by Brewers, Distillers, Starch makers, and other Persons within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, con- trary to the Statute of the Second and Third of the late King William and Queen Mary made for paving and cleansing the Streets within the said Limits, which this Court is of Opinion are at all Times a very great An- noyance to His Majesty's Subjects, and must be very- Dangerous, if God Almighty should visit us with any contagious Destempers ; and therefore it is the Opinion cf this Court that the said Statute be strictly put in Exe- cution against all Persons whatsoever who keep Hogs in the Manner aforesaid. That by the said last mentioned Statute there are likewise several Penalties inflicted upon the Inhabitants for not paving their Doors, and sweeping up the Dirt, as well as upon the Rakers and Scavengers for not ta- king it away ) and also for not cleaning and carrying away the Filth and Soil from the several Markets, Ex- tracts of which Laws have been lately printed and deli- vered to the Inhabitants and Parish Officers that they might be apprized of the Penalties they incurred ; yet Experience hath shewed that all those Steps have not had the good Effect which might have been expected from them ; This Court is therefore of Opinion, that ( as the keeping the Streets and Markets paved and clean are very great Preservatives against Infection) nothing would so much contribute to excite People to their Duty at this Time, as the Justices in their respective Districts taking a personal View of the Streets and Pavements, and convicting on such View all Offenders in the Pre- mises ; but that the Inhabitants may have a reasonable Time for making good their Pavements, this Court doth think fit and Order that the High Constables, Petty Constables, and Headboroughs, in the several Divisions within the said Weekly Bills of Mortality, do go through their respective Districts, and give Notice to the Inhabi- tants of the Days the Justices intend to take such Views, ( which Days the Justices are hereby desired to appoint for that Purpose,) and that in case their Pavements and Ground before their Houses are not well amended and clean by the Days such Views are to be taken, that then the Justices do convict and levy the Penalties in the said Statute upon all and every the Offender.'. And this Court having also taken into Consideration the State and Condition of the Goals within this County, and particularly those of New prison and Bridewell, ( which are more immediately under the Jurisdiction of this Court,) do find and are satisfied by the Report of several Justices who have taken a View of them, that they are in perfect Health, very sweet, clean, and under very good Regulations. And it is further ordered by this Court, that this Or- d: r be Printed and Published in the News Papers, to the In- tent that all Persons concerned in any of the particulars herein specified may have publick Notice and conform themselves thereunto. Per Cur* HarCourt. I 1 Mr Read, November 2. 1721. IDont dislike your falling foul on the Licentiousness of the Age, which, I'm afraid, all the Chastisement you can give it, will never mend it; but after all you can say, I desire you will give your self no Airs, nor expect any farther Esteem from me, if you don't an- swer the following Queries. I and my Neighbours, who live in a recluse Part of the Town, and hear very little News, are impatient in this Particular, and must have it done out of hand, or else look to't, we shall make use of Arbitrary Power to Banish your Paper out of these Regions. First, Shall we have a New Parlia- ment ? Are we in any Danger of the Plague? if not Why do they fright us with Building of Barracks ? What are we to expect from the French and Spanish Matches ? What's the meaning that the French, Spanish, and Portuguese Cardinals and Ministers visit the Cheva- lier so ceremoniously ? And why does Old Don Signior the Pope, desire him to Name a Person fit for a Cardi nal? Do they think That any Recommendation to be King of a Protestant Country ? How came Knight to escape ? And what does Law do in England ? What does the Czar of Muscovy intend to do next ? And what can be the Effect of an Alliance between him and r K Ml w I N ' I and the French ? These, and an hundred more, I cou'd make ; this is enough for this time: Let as have thy Answer in our next, as thou expectest to Live by the Profits of the Press. I am thy Good Friend, Thomas Curious. Last Thursday Mr. Noble, who formerly kept the Trumpet. Ale house in Shear- Lane ; playing at Cards with his Wife, dropt down dead. tHe Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy will put up to Sale at their Office in Crutched- Fryers the 16th instant, a great Quantity of Naval Stores, consisting in Canvas, old Sails, decayed Anchors, & c. lying at Ply- mouth- Yard ; and on the 14th the like sort of old Stores lying in his Majesty's Yard at Portsmouth; and on the 24th the said Commissioners will be ready to treat with such Persons, as are willing to enter into a trading Con. tract, for furnishing loose and spun hair for the Use of his Majesty's Yards at Deptford, Woolwich, Chat- ham, and Sheerness. Last Thursday Money was sent down to Chatham, and Sheerness, for the Payment of the Baltick Squa- dron ; and Yesterday the said Payment was begun On Friday next will Commence the Wages due to the Artificers at Port Mahon, for Midsummer, Michaelmas, and Christmass Quarters, 1720. Yesterday the Transfer Books of the York Buildings Company were shut at their Office in Throgmorton- Street. The said Company will have finished the cutting off their Tickets into, their Wheels to Night, and we hear the said Lottery will begin to be drawn at Guild- Hall, on Monday 7- Night. Mr. Read Nov. 3. 1721. ONE thing, as I remember, has never yet been touch'd on in any of the Journals, tho' it has been highly taken Notice of in these latter Times, to the great Scandal of the Nation, That our Dukes, Great Lords, Senators, Prelates, Priests, & c. have shamefully taken up the mean and despicable Office of Stock Job- bing, pursuing Worldly Interest preferable to either Honour or Religion ; as if Riches were the only Things to be desir'd in this World. On this Subject I recommend to you Part of Mr. Dryden's 10th Satyr of Juvenal; which bears some Annalogy with the present Age. LOOK round the Habitable World, and few Know their own Good, or knowing it pursue ; How void of Reason are our Hopes and Feats ? What in the Conduct of our Life appeass, So well design'd, so luckily begun, Bur, when we have our Wish, we wish undone : Whole Houses, of their whole Desires possest, Are often ruin'd by their own Request In War or Peace Things hurtful we require, When made obnoxious to our own Desire ; But more have been by Avarice opprest, And Heaps of Money crowded in a Chest : Unweildy Sums of Wealth, which higher mount, Than Files of Marshal'd Figures can Account. The fearful Passenger, who Travels late, Charg. d with the Carriage of some Paultry Plate, Shake at the Moon Shine Shadow of a Rush, And sees a Red Coat rise from ev'ry Bush. The Beggar Sings, even when he sees the Place, Beset with Thieves, and never mends his Pace. Of all the Vow, the first and chief Request, Of each is to be Richer than the rest, And yet no Doubts the Poor Man's Draughts controul, He dreads no Poyson in his homely Bowl ; Give me ye Gods, the Product of one Field, A large as that which the first Romans fill'd ; That so I neither may be Rich nor Poor, And having just enough, not covet more. Dedicated to Dr. SLOANe. This Book is given Gratis, Up one Pair of Stairs at the Sign of the Anodyne Necklace without Temple Bar; a' Mr. Greg's Bookseller next to Northumberland House a Charing Cross; and at Mrs. Garway's at the Royal- Exchange Gate which is next to Cornhill. Where is also given Gratis the Treatise on the Use of TOBACCO, as to Smoaking, Chewing, and taking of Snuff: Also on Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, and Drams. CASUALTIES. Drown'd at St. Botolph without Aldgate 1. Execu- ted 1. Hang'd themselves 2 One at St. George's in Southwark, and one at S'. Duncan's in the West ( buri- ed at St. Giles's in the Fields ) Overlaid 2 Just Publish'd, THE late dreaDful plague IN FRANCE, compar'd with that terrible pLAGUE in LONDON, in the Year 1665. In which died near a hun- dred Thousand Persons, Carts continually going about London Streets, to fetch away by Heaps the Dead. bodies ; the Carmen having a Bell in their Hand, and crying out Bring out your Dud, Bring out your Dead-. Together with the Method of Cure used to thoss who Recover'd in London ; not ONE having DIED that used it ; and RULES for its Prevention and Cure. Published for the Preservation and Benefit of all Persons who may at any Time be, where this terrible Infection may reach. And is proper to be kept in every Family to be ready at Hand in the Day of Tribulation and Affliction, and Time of Need. The smiting Angel loaded with Vengeance stood. J Spreading his plagues. and pointing out their Road, Freight with the Wrath of an offended God S By which while Shoals of Lives together fled, Death with his Scythe cutting the fatal Thread, > Crowds of pale Captives in his Triumph led. J
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