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Date of Article: 09/12/1721
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british Gazetteer. • i Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, DECEMBER. 9, 1721. GREAT BRITAIN. The Continuation of the Life of STEPHEN, of England. King HIS Entrance was very peaceable ; but by little and little, civil Diacords increased to the miserable Spoil of the Realm, be- sides the Troubles arising from Out- parts Baldwin de Redners first began to break the Peace, but him the King soon quieted. Then the Welshmen, who gave a great Defeat to the English. Then David King of Scots, ( seton by some disaffected to Stephen) but in a short time Peace was concluded with him. Then the Welsh again make Inroads into the Land, carrying away, great Spoils. Next David King of Scots enters Nor- thumberland, in the Quarrel of the Empress, where his rude Soldiers dealt most barbarously with many of the Inhabitants, ripping up the Wombs of Women with Child, and tossing their Infants upon the Points of their Spears, flaying the Priests at the Altar, and after an in- human manner dismembring the slain Bodies. After this the Peers of the Land conspire against the King, taking themselves to strong Holds; a great Cause where- of was, because the King shewed extraordinary Favour to William de Ypre and his Flemings, following their Counsels, and chiefly relying upon them. When David King of Scots, taking Opportunities from these inured Troubles again entred Northumberland with a great Army, against whom the Northern Lords marched at the Command of Thurstan Archbishop of York, the King's Lieutenant, who, himself being then sick, ap- pointed Ralph Bishop of Durham for his General. • Which Bishop of Durham, in the close Of his Invective Oration to his Army against the Scots, before the Battle, absolved frcm Punishment of Sin, all such of his Side that should die in the Fight, whereby the English were made to fight the more desperately ; so that in a short time they vanquished the Scots, driving the King of Scots and his Son out of the field. King Stephen went on also very prosperously against his Barons winning many Castles from them. Which done, he proceeded against the Scots, with whom in short time a Peace was concluded. But that Stephen might be kept employed, the Empress Maud landed near to Arundel, with but 140 Men, whom Stephen hastened to meet; but she colour- ing her Designs with the Pretence of Amity and Peace, he over credulous, caused her to be honourably convey- ed to Bristol, where she remained Two Months, and then went to Wallingford ; her base Brother, earl Robert, in the mean time gathering Aids for her. Wal. lingford King Stephen besieged, and his Brother, the Bishop of Winchester, invited certain of the Nobles of his Palace, where he kept them as Prisoners, till he had gained them to resign their Castles to the King. Wor- cester, Earl Robert subdued and spoiled. Nottingham, Ralph Painel burned in favour of the Empress. And she for her better Security, took into Lincoln, whither Stephen following her, gain'd the City, the Empress making an Escape. Shortly after which, Robert Earl of ( Price Three Half Pence,) Gloucester, with Ranulph Earl of Chester, encountred the King near to Lincoln, where with equal Success the Fight was maintained a long time, till ac length the King's Horsemen ( not without Suspicion of Treason) gave back and fled, and shortly after his Foot began to feint and fly, leaving this valiant King almost alone, who, with his Battle- Ax, drove back whole Troops' availing him, maintaining the Quarrel against his Foes with an undaunted Courage, ( till his Battle- Ax broke ; and after that till his Sword flew in pieces. When now weaponless, he was struck down, taken,' and carried to the Empress at Glocester, from whence he was sent to Bristol. The Empress for a while ruling all ; London after much Persusion, received her, with a Royal Pro- cession ; but in short time grew discontented, because she refused to remit some over- hard Laws made by her Father, and to restore those of King Edward. Many Nobles also repined, as conceiving themselves too much slighted by her. The Bishop of Winchester, who a while before had accursed all that withstood her, now absolves them, under pretence that the Barons had kept Faith with her, she not with them. The discontented Londoners he sollicited in his Brother Stephen's Behalf. Divers Castles he stored with Munition and Men. In the mean time Matilda came to Winchester, where send- ing for the Bishop, ( being then the Pope's Legate) though he doubted some Danger, yet not daring to send a flat Dental, returned this equivocal Answer, ego para- bo me, I will make ready, as though he had meant to follow the Messenger; Whereas he addressed himself to work her Downfal. For sending for his Brother's Queen, Prince Eustace, the Londoners, and William Ypre, he made strong his Party for the King. Himself and Friends abiding in the City, and the Empress keep- ing in the Castle, not daring to adventure forth for about the space of Seven Weeks. When the Bishop to deceive Matilda, commanded Peace to be proclaimed, and the City Gates to be set open. But the Empress and her friends, now leaving the Castle to go to some other Place, were pursued by the Bishop's Forces, in which Purfuit many of her Party were wounded and slain, Earl Robert taken, and others flying into the Nunnery of Warwell, were burned, together with the Place. And Winchester City, the Bishop caused to be fired, for the Citizens Affections to the Empress, who had escaped to the Castle of the Devizes, and there in hazard to be surprized, caused her self to be put into a Coffin as though dead, bound fast with Cords, and so as if it had • been her dead Corps, she was carried in a Horse- Litter to Glocester. King Stephen and Earl Robert being ex- changed one for another, the King now pursues Matilda, and in Oxford besieged her, won the Suburbs thereof and brought her to that streight, that for her Escape in a great Frost and Snow, she was forced ( in order to the deceiving of the Centinels Eyes) to cloath her self with Linnen Garments, and so on foot to run through Ice and Snow, Ditches and Vallies, till she came to Abingdon, where taking Horse, she got the same Night to Walling- ford Castle. After which many Bickerings hapned be- twixt the two Parties, wich variable Successes to and fro. Sometimes in one part of the Nation Matilda's side pre- vailed, in another Part Stephen's, to the great Ruin of the whole Realm. However, Stephen, to assure the Succession to his Son Eustace, called a Council at Lon. don, commanding Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Consecrate his Son King, _ Which he refusing to do, ( and that by the Pope's special Mandate) was forced to i? T J I M i. fly into Normandy , the King seizing upon all his Pos- sessions. But Eustace shortly after dying, King Stephen inclined to Peace, and was content to adopt Henry fitz Empress for his Son and Successor. To whom the No. bles at Oxford did Homage as the undoubted Heir; and the Prince yielded Stephen the Honour of a Father. But King Stephen being afflicted with the Iliack Passion, together with his old Disease the Hemorrhoids, gave up the Ghost at Dover, A. D. 1154. and was buried at Feversham in Kent: Though his Body afterward, for the Lead sake, wherein it was wrapped, was cast into the River. Maud, the Wife of King Stephen, was the Daughter of Eustace Earl of Bulloigne, the Brother of Godfrey and Baldwin, Kings of jerusalem. He had Issue Baldwin, Eustace, William, Maud, Mary, and two Natural Sons ; the younger, named Gervas, being made Abbot of Westminster. His Son Eustace in a Rage set Fire on the Corn Fields belonging to the Abby of Bury, because the Monks denied to help him to a Sum of Money; but afterwards sitting down to Dinner, at the first Morsel of Bread he put into his Mouth, he fell into a Fit of Madness, and in that Fit died. King Stephen erected the Abbies of Gogshal in Essex, of Fa. mast in Lancashire, the Nunneries at Carew in Higham, an Hospital at York, and Monastery at Feversham. About the beginning of his Reign, a Fire beginning at London Stone, consumed Eastward to Aldgate, and Westward to St. Paul's, To be continu'd. " The Tryal of Christopher Love, before the High. Court of Justice, in Westminster Hall, June 20, 3 Car. II. TH E Court being set, the Lieutenant of the Tower was commanded to bring his Prisoner to the Bar ; then the Acts or Ordinances were read, which made it Treason to conspire against the Commonwealth; after which the Charge was read, the Title whereof was, A Charge of High- Treason, & c exhibited to the High- Court of Justice, by Edmund Prideaux, Attorney • General for the Commonwealth, for and on the behalf of the Keepers of the Liberties of England, by Autho- thority of Parliament, against Christopher Love late of London, Clerk. The Charge set forth, That the said Christopher Love, as a false Traytor to the Commonwealth, 8cc designing to stir up a new and bloody War, did several Days and Times, in the Years 1648, 49, 50, and 51, at London, divers other Places, together with William Duke, Hen- ry Jermin, Heoiy Piercy, John Gibbons, Edward Mas- sey, Richard Graves, Sylas Titus, and James Bunce, and others his Accomplices, traiterously and maliciously contrive and endeavour to raise Forces against the Go- vernment, since it had been settled in a Commonwealth, and Free- State, without a King and House of Lords, in order to subvert the same; and to effect his said traite- rous Purposes. he the said Christopher Love, together with the said other Conspirators ( since the Death of Charles Stuart the late King, who, for his notorious Treasons, Tyrannies and Murders, was justly condemn'd and executed) and traiterously and maliciously declare, publish and promote Charles Stuart, eldest Son of the said late King, to be King of England, without Consent of the People and Parliament first had: And also did traiterously and maliciously invite, aid and assist the Scots, being Foreigners and Strangers, to invade this Commonwealth, and adhered to the Forces of the Enemy rais'd against it: And further, that the said Christopher Love, to accomplish his said traiterous and wicked De- sign, did, between the 29 h of March 1650, and the first of June 1651, traiterously and maliciously hold Corres- pondence and Intelligence with the said Charles Stuart the Son, by Letters and Messages, Instructions and other- wise ; as also with the late Queen his Mother, and with the said Henry Jermin, Henry Piercy, and divers nther Persons, being of Council and abiding with Charles Stuart. And did also traiterously and maliciously hold Correspondence with the Earls of Argyle, Lowden, and other Scotch Gentlemen, whom the said Christopher Love well knew adher'd to rhe Scotish Nation, against the Parliament and Commonwealth of England, and did abet, aid and assist them with Money, Arms. & c. as he did also the said Titus, Massey and others, in Confede- racy with the Scots against the Peace of the Common, wealth and Free State, Parliament and People of Eng- ( 2IOO ) land, and ! n Breach and Contempt of their Laws and Statutes, & c. And the said Attorney, saving the Liberty of exhibit, ing any Other Charge, and of replying, &.. did, for the said Treasons, on behalf cf the Keepers of the Liber- ties of England, impeach the said Christopher Love as a Traytor and publick Enemy to this Commonwealth and Free- State of England, praying he might be brought to Tryal, Judgment, & c. Clerk. Christopher Love, you stand charg'd, & c. are you Guilty or Not Guilty of the Crimes and Treasons laid to your Charge ? Love. I desire the Liberty of being heard before I plead, and intreat God Almighty to endue me with Piety, Humility and Wisdom, and enable me to go thro' the Tryal as becomes a Minister of the Gospel. I be lieve as this Prosecution of me is a Grief to the Godly so it is a Joy to the Wicked. Ld. President. We have invok'd the Lord to direct us, you and all Men; but if you would glorify God confess as Achan did, for you must now plead Guilty or not Guilty. Love. I desire the Case of Achan may not be imputed to me, where God was the Prosecutor ; and hope a Mi- nister may have as much Liberty as was given to Lieut, Colonel John Lilburne. Ld. President. Ministry is an Office only, we do more for a Christian than for a Minister. Mr. Lilburne had Favour granted which Time won't now permit. Love. I am even like Jeremiah, born in Strife and Contention, and hope God will give me Fortitude ( as he did to Jeremiah) to withstand my Opposers, and not permit ' em to prevail against me. Mr. Att. Gen My Lord, this is nothing to the Pur- pose ; and what he instances of Lilburne was done by way of Nartative ; but, Mr, Love, if you think to gain time to insinuate into Favour of the Audience, you are mistaken; I desire, my Lord, he may proceed to his Charge as the Law directs. Love. I desire I may clear myself from any Misrepre. sentations which may have been given. Ld. President We wish you as well as our Brother, but you trifle away the Time for nothing. To be continu'd. ' To the Author of the British Gazetteer. SIR, Nov. 20, 1721 IAm highly oblig'd for the Courtesy you had, in pub- lishing the Piece I lately sent you, and am some- what incourag'd from the favourable Reception it seem'd to meet with at your Hands, to offer unto the Consideration of every Britain through your means, the following Lines. Rashness, whether we understand it in referenced any particular Man's actual Proceedings of his own, or contrariwise , only a bare ( as many Endeavour to soften the Expression, the better to vindicate themselves from such an Imputation) tho' a blind and precipitated Ap- probation of others Actions, which is little preferable, especially in certain Cases; we shall find it to be the result of a violent and inordinate hurry of the PassionS, in which the Will had not leisure affirmatively to de- clare itself, because they had depriv'd themselves of that freedom of Judging, which is Man's peculiar Glory 0n this side the Grave; and the benefit of that Reason, which bearing the Divine Impression, in the liveliest Representations of it, resembles him most to his Maker, The Vices indeed of the Age, were hardly ever before tranfacted with that Jollity and Boldness they now are, in all Places. Wickedness in its Current, rarely swelL'd to such Torrents: Dishonesty and Injustice never had the like ascendant, but what aggravates these Criminal Pursuits, and accumulates these Crimes, is, that no sence of true Honour, or timely remorse of Conscience, has yet been able to put a stop to their flowing Rapidity. And hence it is, that the generality of Men, live in such a forgetful and open neglect of the Dury incum- bent upon them, so thoughtless of, and unconcern'd for a future State; yet, what still betokeneth the impetuosity of this senceless Rashness in its utmost Latitude is here- in more evidently evinced, rhat notwithstanding the constant and continual Examples of Mortality, which surrounds them, the Hazard they run of being surpris'd in their Folly by a sudden Death the sure coming of which, is both unknown and uncertain; they proceed thus inconsiderately and childishly, tho they were never to Die, except from Acts of Justice and Benefi- cence. It would be a Work worthy any Man's Labour, to unfold and display, with Evidence and Demonstration, what might be call'd the the true Causes and Occasions, of that Industry and Ingenuity, which many Men so rashly make Use of, in bringing about their own De- struction ; together with that backwardness and relaxa- tion, which almost always accompanies in a very Glar- ing manner, your seeming Pursuits after Happiness. - And I believe that the Thoughts of one of our best english Poets, deservedly Laurel'd for his Learned, In- genious , and no less serviceable Writings ; was not far distant from this, when he said. In wishing nothing, we enjoy still most, For ev'n our Wish is in Possession lost ; Restless we wander to a new Desire, And burn ourselves by blowing up the Fire ; We toss and turn about our feav'rish Will, When all our Ease must come by lying still; For all the Happiness Mankind can gain, Is not in Pleasure, but in Rest from Pain. Dryd. Ind Emp. Great Britain and Ireland, as they are accounted the chiefeft and most powerful Islands, so they may be esteem'd the happiest Kingdoms of any, their Inhabi. tants living under one of the best contriv'd Constitutions in the known World; enjoying the most glorious Pri- Vileges and valuable Advantages, under the Protection of Just and Impartial Laws, wisely constituted and ap- pointed, from time to time, as the Emergency of things requir'd, by their own selves, and for their own Safety and Preservation; thus bless'd, they are moreover go- vern'd by a Prudent and Potent Prince, whose grcatest Ambition is grounded in the Welfare and Prosperity of his People, who in the Execution of those Laws, has a special regard to Justice and Mercy, Evidence and Truth, ruling them as Men, of like Nature with him- self, and as Christians, who aspire to the like eternal Glory and Felicity. They are no less distinguishable by their Religion. For notwithstanding the diversity of Parties and Sects, the Malice of Hell, and the Fury of Rome, who in con- cert with each other, have been ever Obstinate in Plot- ting and Contriving their Ruin ; to their intire Satis- faction and Comfort they have remaining among them, the Light of the Holy Gospel, in its Primitive Purity and Splendor ; and hereby the far greatest Number of the Inhabitants of these Kingdoms, to the merciful goodness of God be it attributed, are in their Ortho- doxy also, untainted from the filthy Dregs, of the Cor. ruptions and Innovations of after Ages. And if I may yet add anything, without too great an incroachment, it shall be to take Notice, that they are besides remark, ably Happy, in having such a set of Men, as there now is, to exercise the Sacred Function of the Ministry, no more inferiour in the Exemplarity of their Lives, than for their profound Studies and high Learning, But of what Service will either their Religion or Go- vernment be to them, beyond the Grave, if that during their stay on this side of it, they be so deprav'd in their AfFections, and wickedly bent, as to pass over the whole Tenor of their Lives, in a careless neglect of all Christian and Moral Virtues ? For any to doubt if this, ' twould be Scepticism, since we are plausibly assur'd, that the punctual Observation of those Virtues, when guarded against all Infringements, are the properest Means in being, both to form and compleat that Melo- dious Harmony, which wou'd of course be, amongst a People living in the reciprocal Practices of Love and Charity to each other. And here I must not pass under Silence, that most rash and short- sighted Judgment, which some have fram'd on Mankind, they tell us ' tis rash and foolish even to attempt their Reformation, and that the undertaking to put a stop to their bad Purposes and Designs, is as preposterous, as the pretending to calm the raging of the Sea, on a boisterous Day. Our coetanous Cato so much fam'd, is nor, I dare affirm, of this Opinion, and I presume no wise Man can be ; con- cluding withal, that these who harbour these rash Con- ceptions. spread them on purpose, thereby speciously in- tending to give Colour to their own lustful Desires and wicked Acquisitions, There is a sort of Rashness which infectS the most part at least, if not all Mankind together, and by which they re invenomed more or less, as with some noxious spreading Malady, and what is Very much to be de- plor'd. Its date is of the oldest Stamp, and notwith- standing that it strengthens and gains Ground every Day, it forces its growing Progress, and continually heaps together greater and more dreadful Evils, and multiplies the Numbers of unaccountable and new- moulded Mischiefs, which it originally Fathers into the World. But I need not enlarge, for the base mention- ing of the Judgments rashly pass'd on other Mens Ac- tions, very plainly manifests my full Scope » nd Mean- ing. It yields a melancholy Prospect indeed, and that more especially, to beheld Christians animated with the Violence, and brutais'd with the Ferocity, of Lions Tygers and Dragons, stricking asunder the Life and Re- putation of Superiours and Companions at a stroke sparing neither Friend nor Foe ; for too often they equally cry down and backbite the one and the others they condemn and asperse their Actions cavil and mis- interpret their Words, wrest and defame their Writings and what hath been practis'd on multitudes under the Popish Climates, in a manner that bids defiance to the combin'd Powers of the Pagans, of all Ages, to parallels, whose most shocking Cruelties, in Comparison to the Hell- hatch'd Doings and Contrivances of the approv'd Religious of those Regions, are no more than Trifles. Some have they confin'd in Gallies and Dungeons, others they have Tortur'd and Massacred, Kill'd and Curst ; and for this Reason only, because they cou'd not be perswaded by their inconsistent Arguments, credulously to be of their Opinion nor betray their Consciences to the Worshiping and Incensing of Idols, or the Obser- vation of Superstitious Rites and Ceremonies, invented by crafty and ill- designing Men, out of Zeal to Rome and care for their own Intrests ; And as the Source from whence they Spring, is Corrupted, so the Ends for which they are maintain'd, are as rediculous, serving particu- larly to make sufficient and plentiful Provisions of Choice and rare Dainties, for the Kitchins of a Vain- glorious Pope, and of a lazy and gorgeous Clergy. In all this, where is that Sympathy and Fellow feeling Christians should have for the Wants and Distresses of others, whether they be Aliens or no; or that Spirit of Love and Charity for all Men, which our Blessed Saviour has denoted shou'd be the Characteristick Mark of his true Followers ? And may the bounteous Hand of Providence, which hath been so often and signally display'd in the Preser- vation of these Kingdoms, still continue his sure Pro tection unto them, and Bless them with Peace and Honour amidst their Allies; establish the Ballance of Power in the Hands of their Gracious King and Gover- nor, disperse all Variance and Dissentions from all their Horisons, and give them Unity, Increase and Prosperity amongst themselves, and in a Word, make them a Hap- py and a Pious People. Which are the hearty Wishes Of your most humble Servant, Delmester; ' Squire Bickerstaff's ADVICE to the Fairy Tattler. WHereas I have been inform'd that a Paper call'd the Fairy Tattler, is design'd to be publish'd Weekly, for the Diversion and Speculation chiefly of the Fair Sex, and that you our Cousin: are the Au- thor thereof, I thought fit to write to thee by Way of Advice, that thou may'st learn what is convenient for thee to know, as to this Matter ; and that thou might if not want my Recommendations to the Publick, was willing to give thee some Instructions; which by dilli- gently pursuing, and using well, thou may'st attain a good Credit and Reputation amongst thy Readers, esp- cially of the Fair Kind, and in time appear at the Head of a Prologue in a New Play, as well as the Best ; nay be enabled, by God's Blessing to furnish out a Tragedy of thy own, with Thunder, Lightning, and other beau- tiful and customary Decorations : I will, for that Pur- pose, put thee in a Way too, how thou shalt buy up thy Materials very Cheap ; and I wou'd have thee be as ex- peditious as thou can'st, for fear they should grow scarce. being, as I hear, mightily Bespoke for a new Thunder and Lightning Play of thy Brother Beckingham's which will now very speedily be flash'd off at Lincolns. Inn Virginia knows ilotiirng of tK? s wsakneTs. She U Ver guided by Prejudice or Favour, as far as I haVs Tufte or a Capacity to re! ifii htr ConrerCit'ori, « n'd to fee into her Heart, ( he is not nicely Scrupleous, but exactly Modeft. Free as Jnnocent, and Innocent as Charming. In ftiorf, Hie is tine I count it an Honour and Happinefs to call my Friend, snd to have an Intimate and Familiar Acquaintance with. And as I veiy much ref. pefl her for many Things fhe Loves in others, fo on the other hand I infinitely value her, for tnoie noMe Facul. ties ( he pclI'elTss in herfelf. Inn House. I cou'd invent thee a pretty Machine too for thy Witches and Ghosts, of which I advise thee, Dear Cousin, to have a good Number in thy Play, as a nota- ble Rarity, and worth the Dressing ; but be sure let there be a roaring Tyrant that will Curse pretty fast, or thy Play will not be worth s Farthing ; then have a whole Row of Murder'd Princes, no Matter why ; and a comi- cal kind of a Fellow to come in, in the Interim, and make the poor Girls that are Crying, laugh till they let out as much again t'other Way , as thou do'st it for ever. I pronounce thy Play Orthodox, and will stand to the Ta- king of it; But now for thy Paper ; thou must be sure to let that be as full of Poetry as thou can'st ; for a Paper without Poetry, is, as the Wise Justice says in the What d' ye call it, of a Play without a Ghost, that it is like nothing, and if thou can'st ever now and then find the least Op- portunity to talk of the Shady Groves, and Purling Streams, and Verdant Plains, and Piping Swains, as thou know'll how upon Occasion, thou'st find much Pro- fit in it; always take this for a Rule, the common Roeb's the surest, and safest too, tho', perhaps, if thou talk'st Very mournful, thou may'st go near to find some me- lancholly Lover in such a kind of Place to hang himself some time or another, to the Damage of some noted Tea- Table, or solitary Side Box. Therefore I would have thee to take Care in what thou do'st of that Na- ture ; and if thou art talking of a Sable Shade at any time, make a Baudy Couplet under it, and apply it to a Simile, no matter whether Right or Wrong, so it have but a So at the Beginning of it; if thou art telling of a Sea- Fight, which ' I guess thou wilt but little trou- ble thy Head about; or a Bear baiting for Variety sake, go to work with thy Simile after this Fashion, and I Warrant it will do well enough. So ( for remember't must begin with So) When Lightnings fly, Rains fall, and Tempests blow, When Thunder's Roar, roar loud, and Star Its wonted Light and Influence debar ; Then Well, what then ? Why, as I said before, If you can't tell, leave of, and write no more. • The Fairy Tattler, To be continu'd Weekly. No. 1 THE Pleasure we take in being Publick in the World, is as strange and accountable as it is vain. Yet to hear the varius Opinions People have of us, when at the same Time we can, ( like a different Party) enter into a Disputation in our own behalf, is as divert- ing as necessary, I protest it has been told me, to hear my Character so severely handled, and I at the same Time put in a Capacity to defend it without the Danger of being discoVer'd and so incurring the Censure of my Adversaries. —- This Br ne ( cries one) is a pretty Fellow ; a down- right Whig I'll warrant him every Inch, and a Wit all over : P— x rot him ( replies a Tory, starting up in a Passion) a meer Shadow of a Wit He has nothing in him but a little Rhime, and a great deal of Impudence and Nonsence, a pure Fellow for an Opera if his Friends had but taken care of him in his Infancy, and allow'd him the Benefit of Castration, a scurvy, rotten, laisey. ranting, roaring, whoring ! Ouns ( crieS a third interrupting him) - hold their Sir: I know M . Br ne to be a Gentleman of Merit and Genius. He is an excellent Poet, and a fine Scholar, God bless him .' And for Pastoral, or Pindaric, or Sonnet, or Tragedy ( says I rising with a sinful serious Countenance) or Masque, or Epic, or any thing else, he is the Wititest and most Surprising, nay, he is the finest that ever writ since Homer s Days- O, cries one he writes perfectly like Mr Shakespear, a Pox he does replies an Adversary. Sing Song Dursey with his Twangdillo, or he that Writ Sentences for children five and twenty Feet in a Couplet, was a Prince to him. Fie fie, Sir cries another, nothing ever Writ more like the great Milton in the Wold, then in his tender he has much of Mr. Cowley, and if you read but his.. his - his - his- Pox on't Ay, ay, Sir says I again, you say very true, and they are Lyers and the Sons of Darkness, as Fat SIR John says in Harry 4th, that say otherwise, and so I run on a long while, till at last having pleas'd my self, and tir'd ev'ry Body else, I step of AS joyful as a Man that is newly Married or a Boy just put in Breeches, and' laugh at the Folly of those whose Favour or Preju- dice outruns their Reason and Judgment- To VIRGINIA. Virginia let our Friendfliip ftill remain Impartial, fteadv, refolute and plain ; Be free and ready to difclofe your Mind, Nor to the Failings of your F. eind be blind: But Modeflly his little Faults dilclofe, Tho' to himfelf alone himfelf expofe. For tho' a Friend, a Friend's miftak-- will fpy, He will conceal it from anothei's Eye ; Notfpitefully, nor vain, his Fault chaflife, Nor lliew his Errour, but to make him wife. Wifdom, and Praife, by various Steps we gain, Nor this with Pride, nor that with Fear obtain j To Wifdom's Courts we muft fubmiflire go, None there too humble come, nor ftoop too low : But he that wou'd to deathlefs Glory boar, Mufttruft the Ocean, and forfake the Shore. No: I ke the rrembling Sailor when the Breeze, Portends the coming Storm, ard fwelling Seas } Tim'rousand fainting to the Port apply, Scsr'd with the Billows and afraid to d e. O. wou'd Virginia's Fite had me delign'd For fuch a Task, with fuch a daring Mind! Not warring Oceans with the Winds engag'd, Nor all rhe Cuiious Elements enrag'd ; N" r AfFric's fpotted Brood, and defart CFmes, ( The Dre3d of our's, and Fear of d ftant Times.) Shou¥ me wichold from Fame, if I cou'd raife, A Fame like that of m> Virginia's Praife: L ke fome brave Heroe by Misfortune thrown, Upon a Savage Continent unknown ; Dauntlefs and bold wou'd I the Maze explore, 7 Berray'd on the inh- Tpitable Shore, J* Unmindful of my Fate, amidft what Dangers bore. \ The Rev. Dr. Colnet, Miniftcr of St. Gregory's by Sc Paul's, is prefented to the Living of St, Laurence Jewry, vacant by the Death of Dr. Mapletoft, and is fuccceded, at St. Gregory's by the Rev. Mr. Crow, of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Laft Week Dr. Jurin, an eminent Phyfician, was cholen Secretary to the Royal Society, in the room of Dr. Hailey, w horefign'd. Our Merchants have receiv'd Advice, that the Mid- dleton, Captain Middleton bound from Invernefs to the Streights, was loll off of Flamborough Head ; that the Dolphin, Captain Butler, which in the late Stotm was fore'd out of the Downs, was llranded on the Coaft of Holland, but the Men fav'd; and that the Exchange, Captain Ltnfeale, hath here lately ftranded at the Bat of Archangel- _ They write from Antegoa, that his Majefty's Ship, the He& or was arrived ihere, to guard the Leeward, lflands. It is alTur'd that the Duke of Portland will be going to Jamaica about the beginning of next Month Five or fix of the Felons who efcap'd larely from the Ship in the Downs, have been taken in Kent, and are committed to Maidftone Goal. Fryday 7- Nightcamein a Mail from Lisbon, with Ad- vice. that t.' ie Affair of Mr- Wingfield and another Engliih Merchant, who were lately feized there, was aiijufted. As foon a « the Letters from Loudon artiv'd at Lisbon, all their Effefts were immediately reftored to them, and they at liberty to Tiaffkk as formerly, according to the Method which is allowable by the Laws of Portugal. Letters fiom Petersburg fay, that they had a violent Stoim at S. W. by which the Town was overflow'd, fo that there was no psfling the Streets but in Boats; feveral Bridges and Houfes of Wond were born away by the Foice of the Waters, and feveral Per ions were Drown'd. Mr. ( a- Mr. Miller, formerly Steward to St. Stephen Fox, hath lately given the Sum of 500 1. for the Benefit of the Charity Children of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields; and we hear that the Parishioners thereof have since made him the Compliment of being one of the Trustees of their Charity School, and a Vestryman of the said Parish. Monday Dr. Wilcox, Lord Bishop of Gloucester, and Dr. Reynolds, Lord Bishop of Bangor, took the Oaths and their Seats in the House of Peers. They are about Building in Exchange at Bristol, for the Use of the Merchants of that City. Last Week five Sloops were put into Commission which are design'd to Cruise upon the Smuglers and Owlers, viz. the Weezel, Capt. Chealey, Cruiser, Capt. Brook's, Hawk, Capt. Hoyd and Bonetta Capt Proctor. The Wages due to the Widows, & c. of the Seamen lost in the Royal Anne Galley, are order'd to be paid off forthwith. On Thursday 7- Night last died the Rev Mr. William Snatt formerly Vicar of Cookfield in Sussex, and Pre- bendary of Chichester. On Sunday died George Buckley, Esq; an Eminent Turkey Merchant. The same Night, one Humphry Anger was committed to Newgate, for robbing Mr. Philpot, one of the Prince's Coachmen, of hie Watch and Money, upon the High, way. We are told that a Proposal is intended to be laid be- fore the Parliament, for a yearly Lottery, for perfecting the Building of Greenwich Hospital, and the Money arising thereby is annually to be paid towards that Work, there being a Design to Augment that Noble Foundation. We hear, the Earl of Cadogan has given a Hundred Guineas among the Crew of the Yatcht that brought him over, as a Reward for their great Diligence and Conduct in Working the Vessel during the Violent Storm they met with. last Sunday died Sir Edward Turner, Knt. Member of Parliament for Oxford in Suffolk, in the 78th Year of his Age. Also that the Mary, Capt Tuckner, from Carlshaven to Plymouth, was lost on Bornholm. ! Our Merchants have received Advice, that the Jo- seph and Richard, Capt. Higgs. from Riga to London, was lately lost on the Rocks off of Downsness in Pomi- rania. Monday the English Captives that have been redeem- ed by his Majesty's Bounty in the late Treaty made with the King of Fez and Morocco, to the Number of above 280 Persons, march'd in their Moorish Habits in good Order through a great Part of this City to the Ca- thedral of St. Paul's, to return Thanks to Almighty God for their Redemption from Captivity ; on which Occasion the Reverend Mr. Berryman, Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of London, who was also present there, preach'd a suitable Sermon from Psal. 102. v. 19, 20, 21. Afterwards they went up to St James's to return Thanks to his Majesty, for interposing in their Behalf; but by Reason of the vast Multitudes of People that crowded to see them, they were forc'd to divide themselves into several Companies, and to take different Ways thither. upon their Arrival they were let into the Garden behind the Palace, where his Majesty and their Royal High- nesses view'd them. We hear that his Majesty hath or- der'd 5001. for their Relief, and his Royal Highness 250 I and that above 1001, was collected for them at St. Paul's; and ' tis believ'd that a much greater Sum would have bern gather'd, if many charitable Gentlemen and Citizens could have found Access in the Church through the prodigious Crowd. Last Saturday Evening the Richmond Coaches were rob'd near Sheen, and they took from the Company to the Value of near 100 1. Mr. Stephen Monteage, Mr. James Henckell, Mr. Tho. Mann Mr. John Linton, Mr. Alex. Ross, Mr. Pinkney Wilkinson, Mr. Tho. Wilson. These Gentle- men were on Monday sworn in Managers of the York- Buildings Lottery. They write from the Island of Cadsandt, that the Crew of a Vessel which attempted to Land there, were hinder'd by the Inhabitants; upon which the poor Wrteehes in Despair set fire to their Vessel, and perish'd miserably. The States of Holland have order'd the Admiralty of Zealand to give them an Account of that Affair. 0 Last Week several Persons who had set up pretended Sales, or Lotteries, were summon'd to attend the Lords of the Treasury, to Answer for such unwarrantable Practice. Last Sunday the Reverend Dr. Linford, one of the Prebendaries of Westminster, preached before the King, and their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales; earl of Westmorland carried the Sword of State. They write from Exeter, that a Gentleman's House near Wellington, within six Miles of that City, was lately broke open in the Night time by five Rogues', who gagg'd and bound all the Servants, and carried off 700 Guineas, but the Gentleman's Man, who was barbarously wounded, being unbound and recovering, pursued and took them at Wellington, with all the Money upon them ; they were the next Day sent Prisoners to the Castle of Exeter, and the Gentleman has rewardeded his Servant with 100 Guineas for his Courage and Fidelity On Sunday last died the Right Honourable Sir David Dalrymple, Baronet, a Gentleman of an Ancient and Honourable Family in Scotland, Son to Sir James Dal- rymple Lord Stair, and Lord President of the Session in that Nation, Brother to the late earl, and Uncle to the present Earl of Stair. He was a Gentleman of univer- sal Learning, serv'd the late Queen and his present Ma- jesty faithfully as Lord Advocate for Scotland, was fa- mous for his Knowledge in the Civil Law, and that of his Country, and noted for his Zeal to its Constitution both in Church and State ; for which reason he was chose one of the Honourable Managers for the House of Commons, at the Tryal of Dr. Sacheveral. He was Member of Parliament for Haddington, Sen and in 1715, was one of the Secret Committee. The same Year, being Dean of the Advocates in Scotland, he quash'd an Address started by fome Members of the Fa- culty, for dissolving the Union, He had the just Cha- racter of a Noble Patriot, a Compleat Gentleman, True Friend, and was of an obliging, easy and face- tious Conversation, all which good Qualities make the Loss of him univerfally regretted- His Corpse is to be carry'd to Scotland to be interr'd there' We hear that an Exciseman, meeting a Farmer with a great Charge of Money upon the Road, near Sout- hampton on Sunday last was Sennight, betwixt nine and 10 at Night, bid him Stand and Deliver, which the .. Farmer resisting, the Excifeman shot at him, killed his Horse, and pursued him with a drawn Hanger, but that nevertheless the Farmer had the good Fortune to escape. Tis added that the Exciseman is since apprehended, and sent to the County Jail, where he is like to continue till the Assizes, no Bail being to be allow'd of, ' tis said that the Charity Money given by the King, their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Nobility, together with the Collection made at St. Paul's, for the Ransomed Captives from Morocco, besides other Benefactions by particular Persons, amounts to above uool. and that Mr. Caswel, an eminent Mer- chant, has provided a Ship for Abraham Howard, one of the Masters of Ships, who was redeemed with the rest of the late Slaves. On Wednesday abundance of the English Men re- deemed from their Bondage in Morocco, met at the Three Cups in Bread Street, in order to receive their Shares of his Majesty's Bounty. Standgate- Creek, Dec. 4 This Day came in the Mar- garet from Cadiz and Malaga, with Wine, Raisins, and about 12 Tons of Pieces of Eight. Came in also the Jane from Malaga, with Wine, Raisins, and Lemons; and the Hester from Denia, with the same Lading. ' Tis said a Squadron of 12 Men of War, two Bomb Vessels, and two Fireships, are order'd to be fitted out forthwith, to be commanded on some Expedition under Sir Charles Wager and Rear- Admiral Hosier. The lat- ter of these Admirals is set out for Portsmouth, to hasten as ' tis said the Equipment of that Squadron. The following Ships are the Squadron appointed, for that Secret Expedition. viz. Third Rates, Torbay, Sir Charles Wager. Capt Nicholas Haddock. Breda, Admiral Hosier, Captain Philip Vanbrugh. Fourth Rates. Nassau, Sir George Walton. Essex, Capt. Christopher O Brian. Yarmouth, Capt. Charles Strickland. Windsor, Capt. John Hubbard. Falmouth, Capt. Caleb Wade. Worcester, LONDON: Printed and Sold by j. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Seet. rt Worcester, Capt. Robert Man. York, Capt. Henry Medley Sixth Rates. Lyme, Lord Vere. . Dursley Galley, Capt. George Purvis. Fire Ships. Bedford Galley, Capt. Trevor. Griffin. „ Bomb Vessels. Thunder. the commanders for thefe three last are not yet ap- This Week Captain Hardisty cut his own Throat at his Lodgings at Kensington. Sir Tho. Wheat, Bart, has withdrawn his petition against Mr. Crispe, concerning the Election at Wood- A Paragraph in the Post- man of December the 2d past, saith. That a Gentleman of Hertfordshire inocculated the Small Pox on two of his Children, the one died, the other recovered. The Gentleman meant in that Advertisement, thinks himself obliged, in Justice to the World, to Publish, that the Child that died, had got through the Small. Pox, which came on him without Innoculation, but di- ed by a sharp Humour that attended him, and cutting a great Number of Teeth together : The Small. Pox be- ing of a very good Sort, the Father of the Boy Wrote to Mr Mairlaind, Surgeon of Hertford, who had inno- culated several Persons at Home, and on his Travels A- broad, to innoculace the Small- Pox on his Daughter, a Child of three Years old, which he perform'd, and is perfectly recover'd, by the Blessing of God, and Care of the said ingenious Mr Mairlaind. Letters from Paris say, thac the Cardinal de Billy arrived there from Rome, and waited on his Majesty, The loth the Parliament, at the Instances of the Procurator General, made an Arret, ordering an Information against two Judges_ of the Chatelet, ac- cused of having received some time ago 1oooo Livres from M. Baligny for taking down his Son from the Gallows, which was lately broke to Pieces. The Supe- periour of the Foreign Missionaries being apprehensive of being robbed, obtained from M. le Blanc a permission to have 12 Soldiers of the Invalids in his House, and five Robbers being ignorant of this Ambush, broke in the 8th instant at Night, but were all taken. The abbot de la Morte, a Native of Rion in Auvergne, who is the Head of a Gang of Robbers, has not yet received sen- tence, but upon his Impeachment the Sieur Durand was seized last Week as he was going into his Coach. He was since confronted with two others; against whom he has informed. Prince Dolhoruccki, Ambassador of the Czar, has put off the Entertainment he designs till next Monday, when he will treat the Mareschals of France, and the Ambassadors, the next Day the Envoys and on Wednesday other Persons of Distinction of both Sexes. Afterwards the Populous will be entertained with a whole Ox roasted, and 12 Calves, 12 Sheep, 100 Pullets of India, and as many Pigs, See. We hear from Meaux, that several Archers being in quest of some Robbers, three of them were killed, and the reft obliged to retire. Letters from Copenhagen say, that Captain Bredal a Russian, arrived there from Petersburgh, and, ' tis said, he will go to London to Execuce a Commission on the Part of the Czar The India Ship which is in our Road, has received a great deal of Damage by the Storm we had the 1st Instant. We have refused Entrance to a Ship co- ming from France, laden with Wines, by which she was obliged to put to Sea, and Sail toward the Baltick. On Thursday there wa a General- Court of the South- Sea Company at Merchant Taylors Hall, and there be- ing a Proposal for a new Method of Ingraftment, the same was rejected by a great Majority of Hands, but a Ballot being demanded, the same is to be taken at the South sea House on Monday and Tuesday next. It was likewise resolv'd to Address his Majesty to recommend to the Parliament, to remit the two Millions yet remain, ing due to to the Government, or to shew his Favour to the said Company in any other Way, in consideration of their great sufferings by the late Misfortune which have befalling that Company ; and that this Address be forth- with presented. Resolv'd also to proscute the Bank to compel them to make good their former Contract, On Thusday his Majesty went to the House of Peers, and give his Royal Assent to the Land Tax Bill, and to three others. Yesterday being the Day appointed for imploring the Blessing of Almighty God, to aVert from this Kingdom that dreadful Judgment of the Plague, the same was re- ligiously observ'd throughout this City and Suburbs; and the Rev. Mr Massey Preach'd before the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor: His Majesty, and the Prince and Princess were at the Royal Chappel at St. James's, and the Day was kept in a very solemn Manner by all sorts of People. Christned Males 183. Females In all 372. Buried Males 191. Females 193. In all 384. CASUALTIES. Drown'd in the River of Thames at St. Paul Shadwell, i. Kill'd with a Gun at St. Mary at IsLington 1. Over- laid 1. South Sea Stock was 97. Bank 126. India 140. A, frican 2;. Unsubscribed Lottery Annuity 100. York- Buildings 32 Royal Exchange 7. London Assurance
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