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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic


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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic

Date of Article: 25/11/1721
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* SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1721. c 208? j rT H E Weekly Journal: British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuition of the Life of WILLIAM RUFUS, living of England. win's, which now are called Goodwin Sands, very dangerous for Navigators. A Well of Blood for Fifteen Days rose out or the Ground at Finchamstead, neat Abingdon. Pestilence and Scarcity. Robert of Gloucester hath a pretty Passage of King William, in these Lines. As his Chamberlain him brought, as he rose on a Day.' A Morrow for to wear a pair of Hose of Say, He asked what they costned, three Shillings he seid, Fie a dibles, quoth the King, who say so vile a Deed. King to wear so vile a Cloth, but it costned more ; Buy a Pair for a Mark, or thou shal' ha cory fore. A worse Pair enough, the other swith him brought, And seyd they codned a Mark, and uneath he them boughs Aye bel- amy, quoth the King, these were well bought, In this manner serve me, or no sarve me not. A. D. 1096, and in the Reign of William Rufus, by reason of the Pestilence than raging, and the Oppressions under which the English groaned, the Tillage of the Earth was neglected, whereby ensued great Scarcity tHe Year following throughout all England. Henry BEAUCLERK A. D. Henry, for his Learning stiled Beauclerk 1100. ( whilst his Brother Robert was busied in the Holy War; promising many good things, was with the general liking of the People crowned at Westminster in A D. 1100. Whose first Business was the Reforming of his own Court and Houshold, for a Pattern to his Subjects. Next, he restored to the English the Use of and Lights at their own Liberty, freed the Church from Reservation of its Possessions upon Vacancies ; made the Heirs of the Nobility free to possess their Father's Lands without Redemption from him, engaging the Nobles to do the like by their Tenants. Allowing the Gentry to marry their Daughters and Kinswomen without his License, so it were not to his Enemy. Ordained that that the Widow should enjoy her Jointure, and be at Li- berty to marry according to her own liking. That the Mother and next Kindred should be Guardians to Father, less Children. That Coiners of false Money should be punished with the Loss of Hand and Gentials. He also appointed a Measure to the Length of his Arm, to be t Standard of Commerce amongst his People. He forgave all Debts to the Crown before his Time. And that which did the most Content his Subjects, was, that he revived the Laws of Edward the Confessor: After which, he recall'd Anselm. Archbishop of Canterbury, who had been forced out of the Realm by Rufus, because he op- posed him for keeping Church Livings in his Hands. And Henry, to settle himself the more deeply in the Af- fections of the English, married Maud, Daughter to the King of Scots by Margaret, Sifter to Edgar Atheling But Duke Robert being returned with greatest Honour from the Holy Land claimed the Kingdom of England as his rightful Inheritance ; landed an Army at Ports- mouth, many of the English flocking to him- At length tie Difference between these two Brethren was recon- ciled on these Terms; That Henry should enjoy the Crown during his Life, paying to Robert in way of Fealty Three Thousand Marks by the Year. To be continu'd DUKE Robert preparing for the Holy Wars, mortgaged his Dukedom to his Brother William for the Sum of Six Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Six Pounds of Silver; for the making up of which Sum, King William made the Religious Houses to ransack their Coffers. Nor- manby was therefore now the King's Concern to keep as his own; wherefore a while after) hearing as he sat at Meat, that Main, a City in Normandy, was straitly befieged, and his Subjects sorely distressed, he swore his wonted Oath, By St. Luke's Face, That he would not turn his Back till he was with them. And thereupon commanded the Wall of the House to be broke down, that he might go forth the next Way to Sea, leaving Order for his Nobles ftraitway to follow him : But the Winds being contrary, and Seas raging, his Pilot humbly desired him to day a while, till the Wind and Seas were appeased. To whom the King said, Hast that ever heard that a King hath been drown'd ? There, fore hoist up the Sails I charge thee, and be gone. Which accordingly being done, the King making such haste, re- lieved the City before it was expected. Then setling his Affairs in that Country, he returned into England; where, as he was Hunting in New Forest, Sir Walter Tyrrel, a French Knight, Shooting at a Stag, the Arrow glanced against a Tree, and struck the King into the Breast, with which he immediately died Aug 1. A. D. 1100. His Body laid in a Collier's Cart, was drawn with one poor Jade, through a very dirty Way. till the Cart broke, where for a while the Corps was left in the Dirt; but afterwards was conveyed to Winchester, and there buried in the Cathedral Church. The Bones since have been taken up, and laid into a Coffer with the Bones of Canutus. At Westminster he laid new Foun- dations of a most stately Palace, and finished that stately Building, called the Great- Hill, which he found fault with, because no bigger ; accounting it scarce worthy the Name of a Bed- Chamber. in Respect of that which he intended to build. He new built the City Carlisle, which 2oo Years before, had been spoiled by the Danes, built the Church of St. Saviours in Southwark, and Founded an Hospital in York to the Honour of St. Peter. In his Reign the Bishop's See was translated from Sel- sey to Chichester, anciently called Cissancester. In this King's Reign happened a most dreadful Earth, quake and vehement Lightning, leaving an intolerable Stink behind it. An exceeding Tempest of Wind, that in London drove down Sixty Houses, blew off the Roof of Bow- Church, with the Beams, Six of which in their Fall, were driven Twenty Three Foot deep into the Ground, ( the Streets of the City lying then unpav'd ) A blazing Star appeared, and other Stars seemed to shoot Darts one against another. The Sea broke over its Banks, drowning abundance of People : and in Kent overwhelmed the Lands that sometime were Earl Good- ( Price Three Half P « n « e.> • ( 2088 ) The Continuation of the Tryal of Col. John Lilburne What they would next fix on me is, The Legal Fun- damental Liberties, & c and there is Proof to that but from Relations out of the other Books, so shall give no further Answer to that . . , , Lastly, for the Agreement of the People, it is dated May 1649, Licens'd and printed before either of the Acts on which I am indicted, bear Date ; so I may say with St. Paul, Where there is no Law there is no Trans- gression. I shall only add, there has been no Proof that the Books charg'd against me are truly dated ; therefore if the Books were really prov'd mine ( which they are not) yet not being prov'd to bear Date exactly with the Original Copies, they might be made before the Acts commence; by which I have fully made appear to th « Jury, that there is not any Proof to fix the least Guilt upon me; and believing them to be Men of unbyass'd Princi- ples, shall leave it to their Jugments and Consciences. I beg leave likewise to acquaint the Jury, that could I have had Time allow'd me to produce my Witnesses, they would have certified several material Things for my Justification. And though I think I have sufficiently clear'd my self from the Facts charg'd upon me, by shew. ing there must be two express Witnesses to each particu- lar Act of Treason, as I have mention'd in Major Rolfe's Case, ( of which Mr. Nichols, who sits as Judge here, is sensible) yet I shall desire the Gentlemen of the Jury to consider the Intention of the Law, as laid down in Co. 3 Inst. fol. 6. Et actus non facit reum, nisi men sit rea, ' tis the Intention, not the Act that shews the Guilt. During the whole Course of my Life I have endeavour'd the Prosperity of the Nation ; never endeavour'd the Pre- judice of any particular Person, yet was proclaim'd a Traitor thro' all the chief Towns in England, and im- prison'd for Crimes which have not since been laid to my Charge, and now ( for complaining of my hard Usage only) there have been Acts made long since my Confinement in order to charge me with High- Treason, though I have often drclar'd my Willingness to determine all Differen- ces. [ Here he makes a Narrative of his Application to the Parliament; the Petitions of many Thousands of his Friends for his Tryal or Releasement; his signal Ser- vices in the Parliament. Army, & c, as before recited in Page 584, 58and 594: and concludes, he was made close Prisoner in the Heat of Summer, without either Wife or Child being permitted to see or comfort him. Ld. Keble Mr. Lilburne, instead of making your Defence, you tell a long Story of your own Life ; and should we reply to each Particular, ' twould take up much Time, but do you no Service; therefore leave your Discourse, or Answer to the Proof of the Fact. L Col. Lilb. Though I have told it you before, the Jury did not hear it; and as my Life lies on it, it is material to my Preservation. Kd. Keble Tis nothing to the Purpose, were it in Order to your Defence, you should not be hinder'd. L: Col. Lilb. Well, if you will not let me proceed, my Blood be upon your Heads; and I desire the jury will take Notice of your unjust and cruel Usage. Ld. Keble. You shall not be refus'd any thing that is material. L. Col. Lilb. [ Here he exclaims of the Barbarity and Tyranny with which he had been oppress'd, viz. that his Estate was taken from him ( which should have main- tained him in the Tower) and the customary Allowance refus'd him; that his Solicitor was not permitted to speak for him, though the Law allow'd any By stander to do it; that he was refus'd Conncil, 8cc. though it was his Right; and resigns himself to the Care and Consci- ences of his Fellow Citizens. the honest Jury, who ( he again said) were judges of Law as well as Fact; whom he prays God to direct to act according tO Justice ] [ The Audience cried Amen, Amen, and gave a great Hum, which made the Judges apprehensive, and caus'd Major- General Skippon to send for three Companies of Soldiers more ] Then Mr. Attorney Prideaux sum'd up, and made his Observations on the Evidence for the Common, wealth, and tells the Jury, that the Satutes of Edw. VI, which requir'd two Witnesses to every Fact, were ren- der'd of n0 Force by a latter Statute, 1 & a ph. & Mar. And observ'd, that tho' the Book intitled, The Agree- ment of the People, was dated thc first of May 1649, before the Ordinances were made on which he was in. dicted ; yet in his other Books, which were publish'd since, he quoted that Book, and refer'd to it; and To had republish d it since the Ordinances were made. __ And he tells the jury that the Fame of that gallant Army, and those Officers who had been so faithful and true to their Trust, and had so much advanc'd the Peace and Happiness of the Nation, and whom God had bless'd and own'd in a miraculous Manner, were to be put in the Ballance against Mr. Lilburne, and the Services he pretended to have perform'd. To be continu'd. The Remainder of the Dedication of the Independent Whig. I cannot pass over in Silence, that shameful want of Charity found amongst too many of you, and every Day complain'd of to no purpose. Allowing Charity to be a Christian Grace ( and the Apostle calls it the highest) would be glad to know in what Instance you practise that Grace your selves, or promote it in others, As to such who deny the regular Means of Salvation to all Communions, except their own, and that of Rome, they bring this Charge home to their own Door; since their Courtesy to those of the same Spirit with themselves; and their good Opinion of them, is not Charity, but Self love and Faction. Highwaymen, no doubt, call one another honest Fellows, as frequently and habitually as other Men do ; whereas their Honesty is only a wick- ed Fidelity to a Nest and Confederacy of Rogues, and they are only honest to their Fellow Thieves: But true Honesty is the same to all Men, and to all Men alike. The like may be said of Charity ; it is tried and exer- cised upon those who are of a Persuasion different from ours. But to flatter and be complaisant to those of the same Imaginations, or the same Craft with our selves, merely because they are of the same Craft, is such a new, fangled Charity, as would beat the old Christian Charity of it Paul quite out of the World : And yet that this is the true Cause and the true State of modern Orthodox Charity, appears abundantly from hence, that the most wicked good Churchman has more Complement paid him, and more Favour shewn him, than the most righte- ous, most godly Dissenter. Nay, by the servile Court paid by many, very many, to those of their Patrons, who lived Libertines, and died Atheists; and by their barbarous Usage of peaceable, religious, Dissenters, ( blameable only for being Dissenters) it would seem as if Virtue were no longer the Object of their Affection, nor Vice of their Aversion. For God's sake, Gentlemen, abondon this dam. ning Spirit , which is a Contradiction to Religion, and a Reproach to Humanity ; assume Charity for all Men, or drop all Pretentions to Christianity; learn to be temperate and well bred, or cease claiming to be Gentlemen : Leave reviling, as you would be thought Preachers and Exhorters; and, as you would be thought Successors to the Apostles, concern not your selves with worldly Power, of which the Apostles had None. You would not, sure, be thought a Sett of Eeclesia- sticks, detach'd both from Christians and Heathens; and yet, by contending not only for wordly Power, but for independent worldly Power, superior to all the Powers of the World, you shew, as many of you as do so, that you are a Discredit to Christians, and yet are worse than Heathens It was the good Counsel of Bishop Hall to Laud, who was confounding all Things Human and Divine, that he would be either Fish or Flesh ; either throw away his Wings, or pull out his Claws For God's sake Gentlemen, tell us what Religion you are of? —— I mean such of you as assert the Positions above quoted. To what Class of Religions, think you, these Men be- long ? To None, certainly, that ever was in the woeld. They cannot even make consistent Papists, tho' that seams to be their highest Ambition. Their Popery, I own, is true Popery, and yet it is Popery without a Pope, I cannot speak so favourably of the Christianity they pretend to, tho' that too is Christianity without Christ, who was all Meekness, Humility and Love; who was Omnipotent, but disclaim'd all Power; who was Infallible, and yet would Judge no Man -— 1 Are you, Gentlemen, his Successors ? Do your Cham- pions resemble this Picture ? They are poor, frail, ring, mortal Men, and yet wou'd act as if they were omnipotent, and dictate as if they were infallible. Good God ! Gentlemen, what Madness to deal with US before they had burnt our Bibles, or put out our Eyes. (' 2089 ) Do we not see Clergymen actuated by as savage and unreasonable Passions as any Sett of Men living ? And would you pretend to govern absolutely those who have at least as much Virtue, Sense and Sobriety, as your selves: who, as ' tis plain from your Lives, cannot go. vern your selves better than others ? Have we not seen their Heads as deep in wicked Counsel, and their Hands as deep in Crimes, as the Heads and Hands of any So- ciety of Men upon Earth ? And can you expect that we will trust the most important Care in the World, the Care of our Souls, to Men who take no Care of their own ; or rather do not seem to think they have any ? What Opinion, thirk you, can we have of their Power with Heaven, when we behold them incessantly con- tending for, and pursuing Power upon Earth, which is inconsistent with the Ways of Heaven ? It is Time, high Time, Gentlemen, to give over, and to remember that we neither want Eyes nor Memory. There has been a long and almost general Charge against the Clergy of all Ages and Countries, for neg- lecting to preach and enforce as much and as clearly as they ought, the great Doctrines of Morality, the best: Mark of Religion, and the best Stay of Human Society : It is indeed Religion it self; and that Religion which does not produce Morality, deserves another Name. Morality is the only Religion which Human Society, considered as such, has any Occasion to see practis'd. If a Man is really Moral, neither the Civil Magistrate, nor his Fellow Citizens, ought to have any Concern what he believes, or how he believes. Our Actions are in our Power, but cur Thoughts are not, no more than our Dreams • Belief necessarily follows Evidence; and where the Evidence does not appear sufficient, a Man cannot believe if he would : There was Virtue in the World before there was Orthodoxy in it; which hard, equivocal, priestly Word, has done more Mischief to Mankind, than all the Tyrants that ever plagued the Earth This is worthy the Consideration of the Laity. Yes, Gentlemen Orthodoxy has made many Tyrants, and exceeded all What can be said to this Fact ? I allow, that Priests often contend for good Works ; but, without a Paradox, the good Works they contend for, are, for the most Part, not only not Morality, but, on the contrary, are often very wicked and sinful. The Endowing of Churches and Monasteries is, for Exam- ple, with them a great good Work; and yet it has ge- nerally proved a mischievous Liberality, which evident- ly hurt Religion and Human Society, and frequently de- stroyed both. I call upon you, Gentlemen, to shew where and when the Christian Religion ever thriv'd or gain'd by Riches ? I, on my Side, can shew that they have been always Poyson to it. Riches first: made Priests Rampant, and such Priests soon defaced and ruin'd Re- ligion ; but still more or less effectually, as their Reve. nues and Power were greater or smaller. Christianity flourished most when it had neither worldly Priests nor worldly Endowments Will you deny this ? In short, their preaching good Works has been generally preach- ing themselves, who were the chief Gainers by them. And as to those good Works which did not promise any Advantage to the Clergy, they either always oppos'd them, or never encourag'd them. We cannot forget your Behaviour at the Beginning of our present Charity- Schools, how you every where opposed them, till you had go: the Management of them into your own Hands; and now you as violently promote them out of other Mens Pockets. Whether your Government of those Schools promotes the Welfare of rhe Common- wealth, ( if you can bear that Word) appears abundantly from the bitter and disaffected Spirit found in them. By Morality, therefore, is meant a Thing quite difFe- rent from such Works. Morality is Natural Religion, which prompts us to do Good to all Men, and to all Men alike, without Regard to their Speculations, no more than to their Cloaths, or to the Colour of their Hair, which is as much in their Power as their Faith is. Mo- rality is a social Virtue, or rather the Mother of all sfocial Virtues: It wishes and promotes unlimited and universal Happiness to the whole World : It regards not a Christian more than a Jew or an Indian, any further than as he is a better Citizen ; and not so much, if he is not. Barbevrao, in his excellent Preface to his Translation of Puffenidorf de Jure Nature & Gentium, has shewn us, by a fine Detail of Passages, how the Pagan, the Jewish, and too many Christian Priests; have all ever agreed in concealing, disguising, mangling, caluminating; and opposing the eternal Principles ot Morality or Natural Religion, The Religion of these holy Hirelings con- sisted either in a long Rout of Ceremonies, as tedious as ridiculous; or in certain abstruse Points, which could never be known, and were not worth knowing ; and always in great Pomp and Pride ; and in Dominion, where they could get it. It was either a Religion of the Body, or a Religion of the Imagination, or a Religion of Shew, Profit and Terror. In fine, the blessed Clubs of Ecclesiasticks of all Religions, in whatever else they differ'd, yet always accorded in this, thac the Religion they' contriv'd, agreed neither with Hraven nor Earth, neither with Reason nor good Humour, but only fitted themselves and their own Views. _ Mr. Barbeyrac, in his Preface, has given us a diver- ting Specimen of the Absurdities and Ravings of those Reverend old Gentlemen, whom we call the Fathers. And in all the Instances he brings, is it hard if not im- possible, to say, whether the Uncharitableness Roguery, or Stupidity of these old Saints, appears uppermost. This Preface is everv Way so excellent, that I have prevail'd upon a Friend of mine, a Gentleman of Gray's- Inn, to translate it into English, for the Instruction of the Laity A Reverend Divine or two have translated the Book it self; but no Divine has yet thought fit to give us the Preface. My Countrymen may therefore soon expect it from him, with an Introduction. Gentlemen, I have but two Questions to ask of yon, and I have done. Pray to what is it owing , that the usual Spirit and Zeal of this Nation against Popery, are now quite extinct ; insomuch, that in the Neighbour, hood of great Popish Families, your Flocks grow daily thinner, and the Mass houses stronger ; as I am able to shew in some Instances ? And, Secondly, what is become of the Bundle of Papers sent by Mr. Leslie to a former Convocation, and containing a Project for a Union be- tween the Protestant Church of England and the Popish Church of France ? And I desire you will acquaint the World with the Reasons, why no Notice or Censure was passed upon them I shall say nothing here of the usual Way taken to answer Antaagonists, not by Reason or Scripture, but by downright Force, Hardships and Oppression. The late posthumuus Sermon of Daniel Burgess, call'd, The Craftsmen, has done this to my Hand ; and therefore I haste to conclude. I am, Gentlemen, Your most Humble and most Obedient Servant, The Independent Whig. William Graham, Esq; Taylor to His Majesty's Great Wardrobe, ( which Place he likewise enjoy'd in the three preceding Reigns.) died lately at his Seat in Hamp- shire, leaving behind him a very considerable Estate. On Sunday Night last died at Cambray House near Islington, the Wife of the late Dr. Cade, an eminent physician. We have an Account from Rygate, that Lieut. Jekyll, with Mr. Rogers and two Grenadiers, took on the 16th in the Evening one Fylewood a noted Smugler, ( who has follow'd that Trade for 20 Years) together with his Waggon loaded with Tea put up in Cannisters,. and five good Waggon Horses, besides his own riding Horse. Henry Thompson, Esq; is appointed Judge of the Vice Admiralty of Jamaica. Last Week came on a remarkable Trial at Guildhall before the Lord Chief Justice King, between a Quaker of Deptford, PlantifF, and a Barber in that Neighbour- hood, Defendant; the former having brought his Action against the latter for grosly defaming him, saying, that he had suffer'd him to lye with his former Wife, and charging him with Insufficiency, & c. in Consequence of which his intended Marriage was broke off, tho' upon the Point of being consummated. The Jury brought in their Verdict for the Plantiff, giving him 5o 1. Damage William Broderick, Esq; is made a Judge of the King s Bench in Ireland. Sir Robert Montgomery was lately set upon by two Footpads between Pancras Church and Kentish Town, and robb'd of his Money and several other Things of Value. The Directors of the Bank of England have chosen Mr. Joseph Collier to be one of their Cashiers,. and ap- pointed him to sign their Bills and Notes, in the room of Mr. John Miller, who hath resign'd. Henry Henry Worsely, Esq; Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Portugal, is appointed Governour of Barbadoes in the room of the Lord Belhaven , and we hear the Hon. Col. Lumley 2d son of the Earl of Scarborough, succeeds Mr. Worthy at Lisbon. We hear a Scheme is formed, which will effectually raise the value of South Sea- Stock, revive Credit, in- courage Trade, and lessen the Publick Debts, by turning 20,000,000 1. of that Company's Stock by way of Lottery into Annuities for Life, wherein it is provided that even the Blanks will be very great Gainers; and the remain- ing Stock of that Company will have all the Benefit of of their Trade, & C. a Lottery is to be set on foot for 2o Millions, at 100 1. per Ticket, to be paid in South Sea Stock ; the highest Prize to be 200 1. per Annum, the lowest 20 1. per Annum, and the Blanks to carry 8 per Cent. Interest. To become a sinking Fund, being only for the Lives of the Possessors. Elisha Burgess, Esq; His Majesty's Resident at Venice, and Francis Manning, Esq; Refident in Switzerland, are recalled. We are inform'd, that the Hon. Mr. Molesworth, Son of the Lord Molesworth his Majesty's Envoy at Turin, is to officiate as his Majesty's Minister at Florence, Venice, and Switzerland. On Wednesday 7. Night last died at his House in York Buildings, Mr. Conne, one of His Majesty's Justi- ces of the Peace for Westminster. They write from Busby in Yorkshire, that a large Fish was larely driven on Shoar in the Teez River ; it was 19 i Yards long, 5 Yards high, the Head 5 Yards long, the Under Jaw three Yards long, the Jaw Bones 2 Yards distant; the upperjaw had Scockets to receive the Teeth of the lower Jaw, which had 23 on one side and 17 larger on the other. There hath been a great Quantity of Oil made out of it This Fish is supposed by some to have been a Bottle Nose, there being no Fins as belong to Whales. It wss driven on Shoar in the Royalty of Chol- mondeley Turner, Esq; a Representative of the Borough of Northallerton. Letters from Paris by the last last French Mail, sug- gest that Mr. Knight is arriv'd in Italy, where he is like to be Protected by the Pope, provided he turns Papist. They write from the Hague, that the Secretary of the French Embassy, is in daily Expectation to receive Or. ders to repair to Cambray, where ' tis believ'd the Con- gress will foon be open'd. There is a Discourse of divers Marriages of Import- ance ; among others, of that of the Prince of Nassau Orange, Stadholder of Friezeland and Groninghen, with the princess Amelia, 2d Daughter of his Royal High- ness the Prince of Wales, whose eldest Daughter is, ' tis said, design'd for the Prince Royal of Prussia. ' The Letter which M. Chamberry, who is left at at the Hague charg'd with the Affairs of France, late, ly preferred to the States General, on the Part of the King his Master, is as follows ; you may do much good therein. I am, you must know by my Profession a Limb Trimmer, Vulgarly call'd a Tay- lor and before I was well out of my Time, like other Fools of the Age, I took unto me my Master's Maid for an Helpmate. I am one of those who may well stand in the Rank of good Husbands, for I never go to either Ale- house or Tavern to spend throughout the Year, but where my Business calls, but wast my Time argee- ably in my own Family when I have done Work, and have by my good Husbandry brought up six Children very handsomely, and paid all People very honestly, Notwithstanding this Mr. Read, my Wife is always Murmuring and Repining, tho' she lives at Ease. Eats and Drinks what she pleases, and has nothing to do, but to direct the Affairs of her Family, and dictate to her Maid what shall be done ; yet fancies herself to be like Atlas, with the whole World 0n her Shoulders, and ne- ver makes the least Grains of allowance to me for my good Husbandry ; but Rails, and uses me at her Plea- sure. On the contrary, my Neighbour Twyford the Joyner, who is the greatest Sot, and the worst Husband in the Parish, his Children go in Rags, and are half Fed ; yet his Wife, who was a Woman well Educated had a small Fortune, and lends her Hand to the Plow toward the Support of her Family, is never heard to give him an ill Word, but when he is in the height of his Pranks sooths him kindly, tho he showers upon her an Inundation of Curses and ill Names. I wish any tollerable Reason wou'd be given me for this, it wou'd be much to my Sattisfaction To conclude I cannot help thinking that if he had my Wife, and I his, it wou'd be a just Exchange. Pray, if your Time will permit, put a Word or two in Answer to this in your next. I am your Reader and Friend Tho. Thimbleby. ' Our Friendly Correspondents has given us but very ' short Warning to return an Answer to so curious a ' Point, and therefore must expect but a very short An- ' swer. As to changing Wives, we are of Opinion that ' might do but little good on either Side, for the Women ' might change their Temper upon a change of Circum. ' stances: Mrs. Thimbleby might use a bad Husband well, ' tho' she uses a good one ill; and Mrs. Twyford might ' begin to Lord it where she found she might safely Domi- ' ner, it being probable that neither of them act in ear- ' nest. The State of the Case, we take, in short, to be ' this ; the former is uneasy, turbulent, and troublesome, ' because she dares, and finds that nothing she can say ' will provoke her Husband to do an ill thing, and the ' latter is Patient and Calm, because she dares not do • otherwise, if Mr. Thimbleby when his Spouse is unrea- ' sonably clamourous, shou'd use her every Time run to ' the Ale house, tarry out whole Nights, and let her ' bite her Thumbs at Home, ' tis highly probable, she ' wou'd for her own Interest learn to be silent, and con. ' sider before she spoke, and if Mr. Twyford, shou'd play ' the good Husband, spend his Time constantly in his ' Family, and let nothing provoke him to do otherwise, as is the Case of the other, his Wife might grow a ' meer Termagant, when she found she might do it ' with Safety ; Tyranny must be oppos'd if you will put ' an End to't. How many princes have trod upon the ' Necks of their Subjects, where they have found the ' Peoples tame and cut out for Slaves, and how many ' Countries have freed themselves from so vile a Sub- ' jection by a glorious Opposition, and making it danger. ( ous to their Rulers to hold them in abject Slavery. ' Upon the whole, I can't tell but the Poet hinted at the ' case of Mr. Thimbleby by the following Couplet, which we refer him to, and hope he will turn it to good Use. On Man's good Nature, there's entail'd a Curse, The better Husband makes the Wife the worse. We see here an Estimate of the Ballance of Trade be. tween England and the following Countries, viz. Den- mark and Norway, East Country, Sweden and Russia, for the Years 1716 and 1717. which demonstrates, that the Ballance, to the Prejudice of this Kingdom, for those Years only, amounted to the Sum of 432,0411 i7s. 6d. Of such infinite Concernment is it to us, to cultivate the Trade and Product of our own Plantations, which might supply most of our Wants from those Countries, and prevent so incredible a Loss to Great. Britain. « TVfl 0 S T Dear> Great Fiends, Allies, and Confe- J. VJ, ' derates. Being perfwaded th^ t you take ftart ' in all Events that concern us, we promife ourfelves, you ' will hear with Pleafure the Marriage Agreement be. ' tween us and our Coufin the Infanta of Spain, and the ' Approaching Conclufion of that alfo between our Cou- « fin the Prince of Afturias with [ our Aunt the Princefs < of Montpenlicr, Daughter of the Duke of Orleans, 1 cur Uncle ; neither do we doubt of your being fenfi- ' ble of the great Satisfaction we take, both in the one ' and / the other. On our Pans, we allure you of the « utmoft Frienriflvp and Efteem, of which we are at ' all Times d fpos'd to give you Proofs And therefore < we pray God to have you, mnft dear, Great Friends, < Allies, and Confederates, in his fafe and holy Keeping < Written at Paris rhe 2d of November, 1721. Your Good Friend, Ally, and Confederate. Signed LOUIS. And lower the Cardinal du Bois. The States General are refolved to fend'an immediate Anfwer to this Letter, and to another wrote by the Duke of Orleans. Mr_ READ, Shoreditch, Nov 22.' M/ ^ y? U , ^ fwet'd all the Demands of your yv Correfpondents, pray let me have a cart of your O. nce; the Sob, t& of my Cafe being fo univerfd thac T 2 f Last Saturday Night there was a General Council at Whitehall for considering cf the State of the Quaran- tine. And last Tuesday Night there was a Committee of the same for Exporting some Bills from Ireland. .. Letters from Leghorn say, That they have Advice, that some British Men of War are arrived at Algier, and have demanded of the Dey, That all Ships, of what Nation soever, which have been taken in the British Channel by the Corsairs of that Place, may be restor'd, and the Rovers restrain'd for the future from Cruising there. But what Answer is return'd, they do not yet hear. The Earl of Cadogan is still detain'd ac Helvoersluice by contrary Winds; Vice- Admiral Somersdyke is ar- rived at the Hague, to give the States an Account of the late Expedition, which has by no means answer'd Expectation. Falmouth, November 18. On the 14th, a large Dutch Ship ran ashoar in the Bay under Mullyon Church: She came from Rochelle, with Brandy, Saffron, See. She ran on a Sand, and received little Damage, and might have got off again; but the People of two neighbouring Parishes, remarkable for their De- predations, forceably took the said Ship from the People let to guard her by the Sheriff, and took away a great Part of her Cargo ; and a Cask of Brandy taking fire, burnt her, together with two of the vile Gang who were drunk below the Decks. Lieutenant Maitland, and 16 Men under his Command, were dispatched by our Go- 39* ) on Tuesday last Dr. Willis was confirm'd Bishop Salisbury at St. Mary le Bow, to which See his Lordhip was lately translated from that of Gloucester. The Three Persons that were saved out of the Royal Anne Galley, are expeCted in Town very soon, viz. Thomas Goodall, William James, and Robert Wilson. An Elegy on the Death of old Tutty Ev— nS the Un- dertaker. , Mourn all ye Scavengers of Death, Old Tutty has resign d his Bredth: Weep, weep, ye Carrion- hunters all, Nor let him unlamented fall Let Yew and Cypress. Leaves be worn, Let Branches all your Heads adorn ; For he who ( Charon- like) of late, Joy'd at the stern Decrees of Fate ; He, even he a Pris'ner ta'en, Lies ( loathsome Lump) amongst the slain. He s gone ! ye Vultures, grant him this, That none upon his Ashes P Let no Man on his Tombstone raise, A Monumental . of Praise ;' But ( tho he liv'd a stinking Jakes) i'th Dust, Let him smell sweet, and emulate the Just. t We hear from Oxford, that Mr. Ward, Fellow of Oriel College, shot himself there last Week. vernour, Col. Savil, the i< 5; h at Night ; but came too late to save the Ship: However they have taken seven of the Rusticks, who no doubt will be made just Examples Ramsgate, Nov. IO. Yesterday a violent Storm of Wind and Rain happened, which presented such a dis- mal Scene, as perhaps hath not been seen here. Came ashoar the Greyhound, Capt. Glass, from Lisbon, much damaged ; the Duke of Glocester, Capt. Dawson, from Antegoa, in as bad ; the Vine, Capt. Mitchell, for Malaga, the Ship may be saved, with some Damage ; Alexander. Capt. Jackson, with Herrings, for Venice,' dangerously bad ; the Lusitania, Capt. Meyrick, for the Canaries, and will be lost; Capt. Goddard from Candia, with Oil, the Ship sunk; a Ship from Hamburgh, laden, for Lisbon, sunk ; a Pink, with Tobacco, from London, for Morlaix, well ; a Ship from Archangel, for Ports- mouth, Capt. Friend Commander, well. Several more small ones are run ashoar, and divers drove to Sea with- out Anchors; a dismal Sight indeed. Standgate Creek, Nov. at. This Morning came in the George, Capt. Dornford, from Malaga, with Rai- sins: She was 38 Days in her Passage, and touched no where but at Gibraltar ; the Men all in good Health. His Majesty has been pleased to sign a Conge d'Eliire to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, for Electing Joseph Wilcox, Doctor of Divinity, Bishop of that See, in the room of the Rt. Rev. Father in God, Richard late Bishop thereof, translated to the Bishoprick of Sa- rum. His Majesty has been pleased to appoint the Right Honourable William Pulteney, Esq; to be Lieutenant of the East- Riding of the County of York, the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and County cf the same, in the room of the Lord Irwin, deceased. There is Advice, that Sir Robert Sutton design'd to set out from Paris last Thursday, and he is expected in Town to Day. On the News of the Loss of the Royal Anne Galley, a Frigate is order'd from Plymouth to cruize upon the Wreck, to prevent the Countries Plundering, and to take up such stores, and Things of Value, that can be sav'd.' and likewise the Dead Bodies they shall find floating, in order for their Interment. John Merril, Esq; is chosen Member of Parliament for the Borough of Tregony in Cornwall, in the room of Daniel Pulteney. Esq; Mr. Gawen Nash is made Alphabet Keeper in the Ge- neral post- Office in the room of Mr Gosling, deceas'd. We hear, his Grace the Duke of Portland is making necessary Preparations to procccd to his Government of Jamaica, and that he has appointed Mr. Fielding, a Re- lation of the Earl of Denbigh, his Secretary. The Duke of Gordon arrived in Town last Monday, from Scotland. On Tuesday lasft died Mr. Lecraft, a Justice of the Peace for Westminster. The same Day her Grace the Dutchess of Leinster took the Oaths, in order for her Naturalization. " Last Thursday the Lord Morpeth, General Stewart, Sir Thomas Hardy, Sir Thomas Fetherstone, Sir John Chardin, Coll. Garth, George Eyelyn, Esq; Henry Furnase, Esq; Mr. Batt, Mr La Grand and M. La Roch; went to the South Sea House and demanded a General Court to be call'd in 14 Days, pursuant to the By LaWs of the said Company, in order to Petition the House of Commons for a Remission of the two Millions owing to the Publick: And a General Court will be call'd ac- cordingly Baron B. a foreign Nobleman, hath put in a Claim in Chancery to the greatest Part of the estate of Arthur Ingram, Esq; one of the late South- Sea Directors. We hereby correct the same, by publishing the following Particulars, taken out of the Account at the said Arthur Ingram, Esq; whereby it appears that the Claim made by the said Baron, was no Part of the, Estate given in by the said Arthur Ingram. Efq; viz. ' The Particulars ' hereunder are in Trust for Count B. and paid for by ' him as by Receipts, being transferred into my Name, ' to ease him of the trouble of going into the City, and I ' have at this time Credit for the same in the South- Sea ' Books, over and above the Sums contain'd in the with. ' in Account. Anno 1710, April 13. Bought 700 I. at ' 179 per Cent, of Robert Westley, with 10 per Cent. ' for Midsummer Dividend. May 6. Bought 60o J. at ' 337 and a half per Cent, of Lewis La Caux, with 10 ' per Cent, for Midsummer Dividend. December 5. ' Bought 75 1. at 175 per Cent, of Thomas Morris. The Directors of the South- Sea Company have given notice, that all Persons possess'd of the Company's Di- vidend Warrants, for the Half- Year due at Midsummer last, may charge the same for the said Company's Bonds of even Hundred Pounds, to carry Interest at 5 per Cent, from Michaelmas 1711, and be payable at Mich- aelmas 1713, and that Receipts for the odd Sums will be given by rhe Company's Cashier, to bear Date, and be payable, and run at the like Interest with the Bonds, and that Attendance will be given for that purpose on Friday the 1st of December next, and every Friday following. There have been committed to Newgate since our last the following Persons, viz. Christopher Sadler for buy- ing a Saw, knowing the same to be stole. Catharine Clarke for picking a Pocket of a Watch and other Things Edward Smith a Coachman for assaulting a Watchman in the Execution of his Office. Jane Glin- cent for stealing a Coat Value 10s. John Fairborn for stealing 10 Beams for Scales, and two Stilliards, from the Goat at Brentford. William Hickman for having two Wives. Captain Tho. Burton, upon the Oaths of Ken- dal Simpson, John Smith, and William Nelson, for firing a Pistol and wounding Jane Light in two Places in the Back, of which Wounds she is since dead. Last Sunday Night William Burridg-, Nathaniel Hawes, and a Woman broke out of New- Prison. Last Monday Night a Gentleman that lives in West minster, upon his reading of a Letter which he then re- ceiv'd from his Mistress at Newcastle upon Tyne, imm-- diately ; i / r* , l f C. i . m t I \ 1 diately drew his Sword and stabb'd himself 14 Inches in the Belly, and vigoroully drawing it out again offer'd a second Stab, but dropp'd in the Attempt; the Surgeons who prob'd his Wound, belives it is not mortal, it missing the Guts, in slaunting downwards-, the Letter being taken up when the Gentleman dropp'd, the Lady's Name is found to be S - r. A Numerical Prophesie for the Year 1722. When I with I shall make a Peace, # And yet continue Enemies, When II shall with his Brethren mix, And think himself a Match for VI ; When IIl from XIII may be ta'en, And full XIII shall yet remain; when IV with X, as Tales acquaint ye, Shall, well call up, make even XX. Then shall strange Things i'th' World be seen, A Dove shall reign the Eagle's Queen. But soon a Raven shall resort,. And croak aloud ?— Thy Reign is short. The Dove shall fly the World throughout, And scarce find where to set her Foot. On Monday Night was interr'd in Christ Church Yard, the Body of Mr. Peter Maline, in a very decent Man. ner, who for several Years kept the Cellar on the Com- mon- side in Newgate, the Pall being held up by Peo. ple of good Repute. His Death is much lamented by the Prisoners of that side, to whom he was very kind, serv'd them with good Liquors, and other Things, and making honest Measure, and when in great want, giving them Credit ; Qualities Very seldom found in those of his profession in other Places. Last Tuesday the dead Body of a Foot- Pad belonging to a notorious and numerous Gang, was found in the Road, it being suppos'd that he was one of those, who the Night before attack'd a Coach near Highgate, where the Body was taken up, which is now brought to the White- Hart near Islington Turnpike, to be view'd by any that may have been rob'd by him. Letters from Petersburg on the 5th say, that we are fully assur'd here, that as soon as the Rejoicings for the late Peace, are over; the Czar will concert new Mea- sures with his College of Commerce, in order to ex. tend his Trades to the Eastern Climes; and that the Honourable James Hewitt, Esq; a North British Gen- tleman, who is one of our present Commissioners of Commerce, has receiv'd a Commission from his Czarish- Majesty, to reside in the Quality of his Envoy Extra, ordinary, and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Great. Britain. Thursday there was a Chapter of the Garter at St James's, for investing the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Salis- bury, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter. We hear Rev. Dr. Elstob, one of the Prebendaries cf Canterbury, died suddenly on Sunday last, in his Robes, in the Cathedral Church there. The Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of Durham has ap- pointed Sir Henry Liddall, Bart. High SherrifF of the County of Durham, in the room of Mark Shaftoe, Esq; that Office being in his Lordship's Gift. Letters from Paris say, that the Sorbonne have drawn up a State of Religion, and sent it to the Czar, wherein is explain'd, what Essential Points are wanting to u- nite the Church of Russia with that of Rome. Letters from Horsham in Sussex, give an Account of another Seizure of Tea, Silk, China, Sec. amounting to large a Waggon Load , which was discovered and ra- ken by Lieutenant Jekyll and Mr. Rogers, a little Vil- lage near Steyning, 14 Miles from Horsham It is thought that this and former Seizures will put an End to the Smugling Trade thereabouts. Mrs. Sarah Jolley, who lately kept the King's- Arms Tavern in Drury- Lane, was Wednesday brought to the King's- Bench Bar to receive Judgment upon several In- dictments against her, for keeping a Disorderly House; and she was thereupon Sentenc'd. to be committed to the House of Correction, there to be Whipt, and kept to Hard Labour for three Months, and to give Security ( before she be thence discharg'd) for her good Behaviour for three Years. Wednesday was held a General Court of the Royal Ex- change Assurance Company, at which Sir John Williams Sub- Governor, acquainted them, that all the Payments due to his Majesty's Civil Government were compleated and how much the Company was obliged to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury, and that the Corporations were now fully establish'd accoiding to Act of Parlia- ment. Then several By Laws were read and approved, and the Court order'd the Governors and Directors to return their humble Thanks to the Lords of the Treasury for all their Favours. The Court afterwards acknow- ledg'd the great Services done them by the Governors and Directors, in bringing the Company to their present flourishing Condition. Letters from Paris of the 19th of November N. S. which came Yesterday by the French mail give an Ac- count that the famous Robber Cartouche, was broke alive upon the Wheel the Day before, after he had made a full Confession of all his Rogueries- Six of his Com- rades were also Executed after the same manner. They add that the Cardinal du Bois will be declar'd first Minister, the beginning of the Year. Christen'd Males 190- Females 163 In all 3J3. Buried Male.' 224. Females 211. In all 43s. Decreased in the Burials this Week 14. CASUALTIES. Kill'd with a Sword at St. Martin in the Fields, r. South Sea Stock 96 1 qr. Bank 125 1 half. India I4X 1 C|'. African 1 half. Unsubscribed Lottery Annuity 98 3 qr. York Buildings 34! qr. Royal Ex. change Assurance 738 h'. London Assurance 5 3qrs. we having receivd the Letter sign'd Delmester, but for want of room, shall be inserted in our next. ADVERTISEMENT; ALL Persons afflicted with the Leprosy, or any Scorburick, Tettery, Scabby, Scurfy, or other foul, stubborn eruptions, or Breakings out upon the Skin; or with the King's Evil, or Cancerous Swellings, Sores, or Ulcers in the Breasts, Joints, or on any other Part of the Cody, from what Cause or Occasion, or of what Degree or standing soever, tho' left off by the ablest Petitioners as Incurable, may depend upon having an absolute and safe Cure, by a pleasant Alterative Diet. Drink, who's Specifick Qualities, in changing and sweet- ning the whole Mass of Humours, are so surprizing, and the many Instances of deplorable Cases cured by it, ( as will be attested by the Persons themselves) are so con- vincing, that none affected with any of those Distempers, tho' tired out in trying every Thing ineffectually, but will gladly have recourse to it. Not to make therefore, this great Alterative, this never failing Remedy, ( for, such it really is) as thorughly publick as possible, would be the highest Injustice to Mankind The Author of it, J. Marten Surgeon, may be daily spoke with about it, at the Balcony House, next to the Crown and Scepter • Tavern in the Old- Bailey, near Ludgate- Hill. Who further to manifest to the World, in as open a Manner as can be, the Efficacy of this inestimble Medicine, wishes that any Practitioners or others, would pick out and send him, some of the most miserable Objects, eat up as ' twere with the Scurvy, or over- run with Scabs, Sores, or Ulcers, and left off, or turn'd out of Hospitals as In- curable, that they might see with their own Eyes what it is capable of performing ; and to induce them to send him such, and to encourage such to come to him to be cured, he promises to furnish them with the Diet- Drink Gratis. Publish'd for Twenty Years past, with great Success, and Encouragement, The Fam'd ROYAL EYE- WATER. wHich has gain'd such singular Reputation since it was first Publish'd, as appears by the many Bene- fits it has wrought, and the great Quantities dispos'd of It is never known to fail of curing any red swell'd, or sore Eyes in 24 Hours: It strengthens weak and watry Eyes, and adds Vi- gour and Briskness to the Sight, especially where the Eye is natu- rally dim, or of too dull a Water. If frequently used , it will keep your Eyes in constant good Temper, and preserve the sight to an incredible Age, without giving the least Pain or smart in the Application. In preserving the Eyes, and curing them after the Small- Pox, it has been found to be infallible. It is besides of that delicate Composition, that the nicest Person nr, aI'ty may use it without Offence. Sold for 12d. a Bottle M. r Crouch's, at the Bell in the Poultrey, Bookseller; and Mr. Huxley s a Hatter, at the Black- Boy against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet street. NOTE, Any Masters of Ships, 0r O- thers, who would take a Dozen to sell again, shall have good LONDON; Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. t
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