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Date of Article: 05/01/1723
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SIR AS the British Nation is divided into Whigs and Tories, I believe there are but few ( if any) who stand Neuters, in the Dispute, without rang, ing themselves under one of those Denominations. And therefore I shall here offer some Con- siderations, to prove the Principles of the Whigs to be more excellent when reduced to Practice, and infinitely more advan. tagious to the Protestant Interest, than the Principles of the Tories. And first, I will consider the Tendency of both Principles upon a Supposition of their being carried to the utmost Extremity : And if in that Case, it shall appear that the worst Consequences of the one, are more tolerable than the worst Consequences of the other ; I think it is a plain Argument, that those Principles ought to be the more preferable of the two, whose Effects are the least pernicious. Now the Tendency of each of these Principles, as they are charged upon each Party by its Antagonists, is as follows. The Tories tell us, that the Whig- Scheme would end in Presbyterianism and Common- wealth ; and the Whigs tell us on the other side, that the Tory- Scheme would terminate in Popery and Ar- bitrary Government. Now supposing these Assertions to be mutually true ; the Question is, which is most for the interest of Englishmen, Presbyterianism and a Republican Form of Government, or Popery and Tyranny ? Both Extremes are indeed destructive of our ancient Constitution, but not equally dreadful to a Protestant Nation, both to be guarded against by all who are Friends to the Constituion, or Lovers of their Country ; but if one of them were to be our unavoidable Choice ; who would not rather chuse to live under a State of excessive Liberty than of Slavery, and not prefer a Religion that differs from our own in nothing but Circumstantials, before one that differs from it in the Very Essentials of Christianity ! The second Argument, by which I shall shew the Excellency of the Whig, in comparison of the Tory. Scheme you will have in my next Letter. In the mean Time, I cannot forbear observing to you, that most Men are guided in their Opinions of these Prin- ciples, either by the Prejudice of Education, private Interest; personal Friendships, or a Deference to the Judgment of those who, perhaps in their own Hearts disapprove the Opinions which they industriously spread among the Multitude. Could I but perswade Men to give their Principles an impartial Examina- tion ; and would they be but willing to own and em- brace that for Truth, which evidently appears to be so, ( how much soever it may condemn their former Principles) I say, if Men would but once do them- ( Price Three Half- Pence selves that necessary piece of Justice : I would yet rest in hope, that the Principles of our present Tories would soon be renounced by all Men who call them- lelvss Protestants. I am, Jan 2. SIR, 1723. Your humble Servant, October Greenwood The Continuation of the LIFE of HENRY the 8th King of ENGLAND. ' About this time began to flourish Thomas Crom- well a Black Smith's Son of Putney, whom King Henry first raised to be a Master of his Jewel House, then Baron of Okeham, then Earl of Essex, then Lord Great Chamberlain, and lastly ordained him Vi- car- General over the Spirituality. ( Cardinal Wolsey had been his great Friend, but he, ' tis said, an Instru- ment of the Cardinal's Fall.) This great Cromwell procured it to be enacted in Parliament. That the Lord's Prayer, Creed and Ten Commandments should be read in the English Tongue. Other Matters also tending to reform the English Church from the Ro- man Corruptions, were attempted by Cromwell, which did not at all please the Monks and their Party4 The Lincolnshire Men began a Commotion under the Leading of one Mackarel a Monk, who named him. self Captain Cobler. A Copy of their Grievances they sent to the King, some of which were, the Sup- pression of many Religious Houses, whereby the Service of God, they said, was minished. The King's taking into his Council Men of low Birth, who sought their own Lucre. That there were divers Bishops lately preferred, that had subverted the Faith, of Christ. That by Reason of their Lost of Sheep and Cattle, they were not able to pay the Quindecim, or Tax Granted to the King, & c- But these Rioters the King soon pacified with good Words. In whose steads others rose up immediately • for forty Thousand Rusticks assembled in Yorkshire, fur- nished with Horse and Armour, and Artillery. Their pretence was Religion, and Defence of Holy Church. Their Banners were painted with the five Wounds of Christ, the Chalice, Cake, and other Romish In- ventions. This their Rebellion they termed the Holy Pilgrimage. Their General of Foot was one James Diamond, a poor Fisherman, stiled the Earl of Pover- ty ; their chief Leader was Robert Aske a Man it seems of Terror: For when Lancaster, Herald at Arms, was sent to him to declare the King's Message, this Aske did so terribly bluster forth his Answers, that the Herald fell before him on his Knees, excusing himself to be but a Messenger. Many Persons of great Note were Parties in this Insurrection. And to draw the more into his Side with them, Aske and his Complices set forth in writing these scandalous. Untruths against the King. — First, That no Infant should be permitted to re- ceive the Blessed Sacrament of Baptism, bot unles an Trybute to be paid to the King. Secondly, That no Man under Twenty Pound 16 D Lands 1 . • : r. . Weekly journal: British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1723. ( 2 Lands shall eyte no Brede made of Wheat net Capon, Chekyn, Gois, ner Pig, but onles to pay a Trybet to the King. Thirdly, That for every Plough, Land the King will have en trybet, with other extrems urgent Causes, and heartily, Fare ye well. Their Oath wherein they bound themselves in this League, was the Preservation of the King's Person and Issue, the purifying of Nobility, and expulsing all Villain Blood, and evil Counsellor's ; not for any to enter into their Pilgrimage, or any private Com- modity, but for the Commonweal, the Restitution of the Church and Suppression of Heresy and Hereticks. But a great Force being drawn against them, they dispersed themselves, upon Promise of Pardon and Redress in their just Complaints; yet notwithstanding this the King's Clemency, some of the Chief of these Actors ingaged themselves again in a new Insurrection . in short time after this, for which Offence they suf- fered Death. Of Ecclesiastical Persons were put to Death, four Abbots, two Priors, three Monks, seven Priests, also Captain Mackarel ; and of Temporal persons were Executed, Robert Aske, the Lord Dacres, Sir Robert Constable, Sir Francis Bigod, Palmer, Percie, Hamilton, Tempest and Lumley. These Stirs being stinted, a Commission came forth to purge the Churches of Idols, and to suppress the Monasteries to the King's Use, granted him by Par- liament. When down went the Rood of Boxely, in Kent, commonly called the Rood of Grace, which was made with divers Vices to bow down and lift up itself, to shake and stir both Head, Hands and Feet, to roll the Eves, move the Lips, and to bend the Brows, thereby to cheat filly Souls. So likewise the Images of our Lady of Walsingham and Ipswich, set with Jewels and Gems, also divers others both of En- gland and Wales were brought to London, and many of them burnt before the Lord Cromwell, at Chelsea, A. D. 1538. Then down went the Monasteries to the Number of about 945, besides 90 Colleges, and of Chantries and free Chappels 2374. Almost all these were born down in these boisterous times to the Worlds Amaze- ment. Amongst the Shrines, that of Thomas a Becket was defaced, whose meanest Part was pure Gold, gar- nished with many precious Scones; the chiefest of which was a rich Gem of France, offered by King Lewis, who asked and obtained of this prime Saint, ( believe it who lift) that no Passenger betwixt Dover and Whitesand should perish by Shipwreck. But in- stead of these Impertinencies, the Holy Bible was commanded to be read in English in the Churches, and Register- Books of Weddings, Christnings and Burials, to be kept in every of them. If we will cre- dit Tradition, shameful Villanies were too frequently perpetrated by the Monasticks, as Whoredoms, In- cests, Sodomy and Murthers. Many Infants Bones, the Products of their Wantonness, were found in many of their Religious Houses. The Monasteries thus dissolved, and the Revenues thereof converted' to se- cular Uses, King Henry hereby run in great Obloquy with many foreign Princes and Potentates, but espe- cially of the Pope. Yea, and home- born Subjects disliking hereof, by secret working sought to deprive King Henry and to elevate Reginald Pole to the Re- gal Dignity; the which Treason Henry Courtney Mar- quis of Excester, the Lord Montacute, Cardinal Pole's Brother, and Sir Edward Neville, were beheaded on Tower- Hill. A. D. 1540, and January the 6th, was King Hen- ry married unto the Lady Anne, Sister to the Duke of Cleve ; but he restrained her Bed for the dislike he had to her Person ; and she, good Lady, no other Cause alledged, was divorced by Parliament the June follow- ing; when it was also enacted, that she should no longer be called Queen. To be continu'd. The Continuation of the Articles of Impeachment of High Treason, & c. against Thomas Earl of Danby. Lord High- Treasurer of England. Friday April 1679. Resolv'd, that his Majesty be address d to issue his Proclamation for apprehend- ing the Earl of Danby, with the usual Penalties on such as shOuld conceal him and that the Officers of his Majesty's Palaces might have Orders that he should not be harbour d in any of them. ul< The PLEA of the Earl of Danby to the said Articles of Impeachment, HE saith, and humbly offereth to their Lordships That after the said Articles exhibited, viz. the first of March last past, his Majesty, by his Letters PatentS under the great Seal, of his special Grace cer- tain Knowledge, and mere Motion, hath pardon'd re- mis'd, and releas'd to him the said Thomas Earl of Danby, all and all manner of Treasons, Misprisons of Treason, Insurrections Rebellions, Felonies, Ex- actions, Oppressions, Publication of Words. Mispri- ons, Confederacies, Concealments, Negligencies Omissions, Offences, Crimes, Contempts, Misdea- meanors and Trespasses whatsoever, committed, omit- ted, or done, before the 27th of February then last past : ( Then the Crimes charg'd are specified ) And the said Pardon expresses, that the said Pardon should be good in Law, altho' the said Treasons, & c. Were not certainly specified, notwithstanding the Statute of 13 Rich. 2. and 14 Ed. 3. or any other Statute to the contrary : And that the said Pardon should be pleaded and allow'd in all his Majesty's Courts, with- out any Writ of Allowance, & c. Then follows the Pardon in hac verba ; Carolus Secundus, & c. And the said Earl doth aver, that he is the same Thomas Earl of Danby in the said Pardon named j which Pardon he pleads in Bar to the said Impeach- ment, and prays their Lordships Judgmtnts, that the said Pardon may be allow'd, and he the said Earl may be acquitted and discharg'd of the Treasons and Crimes in the said Impeachment alledg'd against him. The Reasons given by the Commons of their Proceed, ings, as to the Earl of Danby, at a Conference with the Lords, on Monday, May 26. 1679. AND first they remind their Lordships That upon the Impeachment of the House of Com- mons against the Earl of Danby the common Justice of sequestring him from Parliament, and committing him to safe Custody, was denied them ; of which their Lordships had been so sensible, that on the tenth of April last their Lordships had declar'd, That upon the Impeachment of a Peer he ought of Right to be order'd to withdraw, and then be committed: That if this Justice had not been denied the Commons, great part of the Sessions, which had been spent in framing a Bill to cause him to appear, had been sav'd and he had not had an Opportunity of obtaining that illegal Pardon, dated March 1. which he had since pleaded in Bar of his Impeachment ; or of wasting so much Treasure, as he had done since the Articles exhibited against him. That the said Bill ( to cause him to appear) being ready for the Royal Assent, the Earl surrendred him- self, and by their Lordftips Order of the 16th of April last was committed to the Tower; after which he pleaded the said Pardon; and being press'd, did at length declare, he would rely upon, and abide by that Plea ; which Pardon being illegal ought not to bar or preclude the Commons from having Justice on their Impeachment; and thereupon they did with their Speaker the 5th of this Instant May demand Judgment against the said Earl on their Impeachment; but to their Surprise they receiv'd a Message from their Lordships, May 7. That as well the Lords Spiritual, as Temporal, had order'd, that the tenth of May In- stant should be the Day for hearing the Earl of Danby to make good his Plea of Pardon : And that their Lordships had address'd to his Majesty, for naming' Lord High- Steward. That the Commons apprehended, that the admit- ting the Lords Spiritual to exercise Jurisdiction in these Cases was an Alteration of the Judicature in Parlia- ment ; and that if a Lord High- Steward were necessa- ry on Impeachments, the Power of Judicature in Par- liament upon Impeachments might be defeated, W the suspending, or denying a Commission to consti- lute a Lord High- Steward: - To be continu'd, SIR, Mr. Read, dec. 26, 1722. TO insult the Ashes of the Miserable is coward- ly ; but when their Memory is reviv'd by Mo- numents, which ought to have been bury'd in Obli- vion, I am induc'd ( not out of any Pique to the Man) to give the World a Specimen of his Character, that his Friends may be ashamed to idolize him as a God, who deserves not the Name of a Man. On Hudibra's Monument, IN sordid Themes we count it vain To ask appollo for a Strain, Or to invoke the tuneful Nine, To honour Hudibras's Shrine. The noble Luke first took him in, And fostered a Mass of Sin ; The base unworthy Butler fed, At Table with the Childrens Bread ; Like Dog he then could cringe and fawn! And bawl the loudest at the Lawn, ' Till pamper'd up he rais'd his Head, And like the Viper Venome shed ; With high Ingratitude accurs'd, Abus'd his Benefactor first ; It was his proper Element To villify the Government, Reproach the Heroes of our Nation, Who wrought a glorious Reformation! And fought for Liberty and Law, To keep the Cavileer in awe. From wounding of the best of Men, He snatched up his venom'd Pen, Resolv'd upon more wicked Theme, And dar'd his Maker to blaspheme Banter'd the Holy Spirit's Work, Beyond a Pagan or a Turk ; Unto the last Degree profane, And true Religion's greatest Bane ; So loudly wicked in his Rhimes, The Nation's tainted with his Crimes; The vicious Clergy wax the worse, Instead of Blessings, prove a Curse The dark Divine most sadly quotes His filthy Labours in his Notes, And to his Shame he wounds the Air With Curses louder than his Prayer 1 ' Tis fine and brave the Prelate crys, Approves the horrid Blasphemies; And Royal Rowley, like the Priest, From a lewd Churchman, turn'd a Deist, • Yet had so much of Sense in Brains, As not reward the Poet's Pains 1 But as he liv'd he dy'd a Sot, # And by the Virtuous was forgot; Had nothing left but Infamy To keep alive his Memory. But now to make us some Amends! It was resolved by his Friends, That as a Scarecrow he should stand, To fright the Vermin from the Land; That so his Statue may atone For all the Evils he has done; As Serpents dead are often found To heal, as well as give a Wound, So Jackdaws hung aloft they say, Do fright the Vermin all away, And Traytors whom we hang and draw, Do keep the wicked World in awe: See how his Countenance doth look, As foul and filthy as his Book, The perfect Index of a Mind. That is to Wickedness inclin'd : His nasty greasy Face do show it, More like a Scavenger than Poet; See laurell'd Shadwell Smiles with Scorn To see the Statue so forlorn ; And Dryden at a Distance jeers. To see how paltry he appears. But since he had the worst of Wit, His modest Patron thought it fit, That in regard he was most poor. To place him begging at the Door And for his Rhimes they may suffice, To place beneath our Christmass Pies, We hear, that the Books of ths South- Sea Com- pany will be opened about the middle of February next, in order to add the Proportion of the two Millions to the Accounts of the several Proprietors, and also for the making the Moiety of their Capi- tal into Annuities ; after which they will close the Books again for some time. Most People are of Opinion , that the dividing of the South Sea Capital Stock, considering how their Case stands, will be of real Advantage to the Stock, it being impossible to give any Reason ( but the Weight of so large a Capital, as it is as present) why that Stock should Sell near zo per Cent. cheaper than the Bank, when the security is the same to the Pur- chasers of them both. On the second Instant, N. S. His Majesty's Ship Colchester came into Lisbon River, having sprung her Fore Mast in the late Storm at sea the Day before the Dursley Galley arrived there from Gi- braltar, having left the Falmouth Man of War on the 13th, cruising in the Streights Mouth. From on Board His Majesty's Ship the Dragon, in the Mole of Genoa, Dec. n. O. S. His Majesty's Ship the Lyme, commanded by the Lord Vere Beauclair, sailed from hence on the seventh Instant, to cruise in the Streights Mouth ; the Revolution be- ing now ready for the Sea, Commodore Scot has order'd Captain Stuart, in the Winchester, to con- voy her to Gibraltar, whence it is designed the Fal- mouth shall proceed with her to England ; but in case the Falmouth shall have left her Station, Captain Stuart has Orders to convoy her Home. the Rt. Rev. Dr. Talbot, Bishop of Durham, has made the Rev. Mr. Sharpe, Son to the late Archbi- shop of York, Archdeacon of Northumberland. On Saturday last died John Fermor, Esq; Repre. sentative of the Borough of Malmsbury, of the Small- Pox. Since last Christmass there has been exported for Holland, in Foreign Gold, soo Ounces; and t> 4jt Pieces of Callicoes. One Day last Week, one John Glover a Shoemaker living at the Golden- Ball in Bond- Stables, Fetter. Lane, having din'd heartily and chearfully, being soon after suddenly seiz'd with Distraction, tho not dis- cern'd by the Company, went up to his Room and hang'd himself. On Saturday last one Richard Bayes, a Pack- Thread Spinner, living near the Mount in White Chapel, aged about 70, being, as ' tis said, much reduc'd, hang'd himself in his Garret. We hear that the Court of Oyer and Terminer, held at Rumford in Essex, which stood adjourned to last Saturday, is further adjourned till after the Holi- days, at which time ' tis believ'd they'll meet to do Business. One Night of last Week, a Gentleman picking up a Mistress, and carrying het into a certain Publick House, she In return picked his Pocket of a Gold Watch, and made off; but the Landlady and a Ser- vant, we hear, have been taken up about it. The Anne, Capt. Blinco, arrived at Barbadoes the 6th of November last, having on Board 193 Negroes, and was to sail for Jamaica the next Day. The Com- merce of Bristol from Calabar, was also arrived at Bar. badoes, with 200 Negroes, but was sailed for Ja- maica. We are inform'd from' Hamburgh, that Capt. Pol- lard in a Ship from Petersburgh, and the Martin, Capt. Tye, from the same Place, had been drove from their Anchors at Ellenore in a Storm. ; the former was lost at Elsinburgh, but the Goods saved, and the latter out rid the storm ; the Mary, Capt. Fitzgerald, for the Canaries, had also lost her best Bower, and they were in great fear for other Vessels. Monday the Earl of Pontefract set out to visit his Estate in Dorsetshire. Friday 7- Night the following Ships passd by Grave- send for the River, viz. the Eals, William Banks, from Barbadoes F. dwari and Elizabeth, Edward Merrifield, Ostend Packet John Wetherell,' and Ro- per and Anne, John Channel, all three from Ostend Expedition Sloop, Capt. Digeon, Greenwich Sloop, Capt. Clark, Richmond Sloop. Capt. Huton, Glou- cester Sloop, Capt. Philips, Exchange Sloop, Capt. Cranancey, 1, r 2438 ) I / I Cranancey, Betty Sloop, Capt. WilkinS, and Mary, Capt. Gey, all from Rotterdam; Katherine, Capt. Taylor, from Calais ; Richmond, Capt. Manorey, and Dutchess, Capt. Winter, both from Roan, Charm- ing Jenny, Capt. Close from Leghorn, Lady Kathe- rine, Capt. Neal from Bremen ; Bourdeaux Mer- chant, Capt. Beak, from Barcelona ; Jenny, Capt. Rose, from Middleburg. Mary Magdalen from Malaga Capt. Bell, from Dort, and John and Mary, Capt. Wood, from Stockholm . His Majesty's Ship the Deptford at Plymouth is order'd to be fitted out for a Voyage to the West In- Letters from the Hague, dated January 5, N. S. bring Advice, That they had received the Letters from England of December 11, but not those of the 18th. and that Monsieur Almonde from the Brill gave that Packet Boat for lost in the late great Storms, un- less it was driven towards Norway. Last Week died Mrs. Mary Webster, eldest Daugh- ter of Sir Thomas Webster, Bart. Member of Parlia. ment for Colchester. Sunday last being a Collar Day, his Majesty, as Sovereign, and the Knights Companions of the Garter, wore the Collar belonging to that most Noble Order. The Sermon on that Occasion before his Majesty and their Royal Highnesses was preach'd by the Reverend Mr. Archdeacon Clagett. Mr. Earbery, the Nonjuring Clergyman, is admit- ted to Bail. On Sunday a Woman was seiz'd near London Wall for wearing a Gown fac'd with Callicoe ; and being carried before a Magistrate, and refusing to pay the Penalty inflicted by the Statute, she was com- mitted to the Compter. By the last Letters from Philadelphia in Pensilvania we have Advice, That the Hanover from Holland, Capt. Owen, was arrived there, having on board above 15o Palatine Passengers, who were come to set- tle in that Country; and that a Vessel with 600 more was expected there in a few Days. The Anniversary Sermon before the Societies for Reformation of Manners, was preached last Monday by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester at Bow Church, where was present the Lord Mayor, Sir Francis Forbes Alder- man ; with the Bishops of Salisbury, Litchfield and Coventry, Carlisle, Peterborough and Bristol, a great number of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex and Liberty of Westminster with a considerable number of Clergymen. Last Monday the two Malefactors formerly men- tion'd, viz. Neal and Pincher, were executed at Tyburn. On the nd of January next, at the Pay Office in Broadstreet, all the Short Allowance due to His Ma- jesty's Ships under mentioned, on which Payments were made in the Years 1700. 1701, 1702, 1703, and 1704, will begin to be recall'd. Adventure, Anglesea, Assistance, Anthelope Hospital, Association, Princess Ann Hospital, Advice, Anthelope, Assurance, Boyne, Betty, Bedford- Galley, Bonadventure, Burford, Bedford, Berwick, Burlington Bredah, Barfleur, Biddeford, Brittannia, Bristol, . Centurion Coventry, Carcass Bomb; Chichester, Crown, Carlisle, Charles Galley, Chatham, Canterbury, Colchester, Cambridge, Cumberl* nd, Defiance, Deal Ca tle, Dolphin, Dunwich, Dunkirk, Dover, Deptford, Dragon, Dorsetshire, Dartmoutch, Dreadnought, On Christmass Day his Majesty, with the Prince and Princess, and some of the Nobility, receiv'd the Holy Sacrament in the Royal Chapel at St. James's; the Communion Office being performed by the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, Dean of the Chapel, and the Sermon preach'd by the Right Re- verend the Lord Bishop of Exeter. On New Years Day, the eldest Son of Mr Mar- cus Moses, the rich Jew, aged about 22 having em- braced the Christian Religion, was publickly Baptiz'd by the Reverend Dr. Berryman, Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of London, at St Mary Axe Church; two eminent Gentlemen and a Gentlewoman standing Sureties. The Person who stiles himself King of the Blacks with his Company, still continues to commit fresh Disorders, and ' tis said they have murder'd some Per- sons who boasted that they knew and would discover some of the Company. ' Tis believ'd that their Vio. lencies will shortly be laid before the Parliament. Wednesday died at his House in Lincoln's Inn- Fields Richard Minshul, Esq; Counsellor at Law, a great Conveyancer. Last Week Mr. William Huggins, Son to Mr. John Huggins, Warden of the Fleet, was married in Windsor Chapel to Mrs. Tylson, a Gentlewoman of a very considerable Fortune. Wednesday one Elias Spinnet was Whipp'd from Newgate to Hicks's Hall, for stealing two Iron Racks Value 8 s. the Goods of Richard Baladine. As soon as the Holidays are over, the Pyrates and Murderers in the Marthalsea, lately brought from Ireland, will be try'd by a special Commission of Oyer and Terminer at the Old Baily. We hear that a Bill will be brought into the House of Commons, for granting farther Encouragement to the British Manufactures of Sail Cloth, in order to support that Trade for the Service of the Navy. Several Women have been taken up, and convicted by the Magistrates, for wearing Callicoe Borders round the bottoms of their under Petticoats, which many ignorant People thought were exempted by the Sta- tute Their Highnesses the young Princesses have given large Sums of Money these Holidays to charitable Purposes. Wednesday Night a Chimney took Fire at an House at Holborn- Bridge, which mightily alarm'd that Neigh- bourhood, many Fires having happen'd amongst them , of late Years ; the People began to think of removing their Goods, but some Muskets being discharged up the Chimney the Fire was immediately extinguish'd. A Patent is passing the Seals, granting to Mr. Tiler the sole Benefit, for the Term of 14 Years, of a new Invention of an Engine for Dressing and Stamping of Thread. - ' Tis said the two Warders lately suspended for neglecting they- Duty, solicite Liberty to sell their Places, which they purchased for about 200 1. each. Last Tuesday in the Evening the Lord High Chan, cellour set out for his Seat at Sherburne Castle in Ox- fordshire, and is expected back the latter End of next Week. Abundance of Black Cloth for hanging Rooms, and a great many Chaldrons of Coals being lately brought to the House of the Dutchess Dowager of Marlbo- rough, in St. James's Park ; ' tis thought she will con- tinue all the Winter there. ' Tis said, the Revolution Man of War, detain'd at Genoa, was built some Years ago in the River Thames. Last Monday Night several Sailors having receivd their Wages in the City, were robbed of all their Mo- ney. on Tower- Hill, by a Gang of Foot- Pads. Thomas Sergeant, Esq; is removed from his Places of Secretary to the Constable of the Tower and at Paymaster to the Garrison there. On Sunday last died the Lady Rebow, Wife to Sir Isaac Rebow, Kt. Member in the late Parliament for the Town of Colchester. , On the 19th of last Month a Fire happen'd in the House of Mr. Holland, Mercer, at Louch in Lincoln- shire. which destroy'd great Part of his House and Goods. Letters from Genoa of Dec 19 say that the Se- nate has resolv'd to write to the King of Great Britain, to reclaim the Ship which was lately seized there by Capt. Scot; but People of the best Sense do not think fit f true Father to his People, and made it his Care to ad- minister Justice and Judgment impartially to all, and to promote the Common Good and WelFare. And tho some things have fallen out contrary to our Wish- es, and to his Expectations from them ( not through any Want of Wisdom and Care in him, but the de- signing Avarice of particular Persons ; a Vice whose malignant Influence is capable of creating Disorders and Confusions under the wisest Administrations) yet is it not to be disown'd; but that under the present, we enjoy much Peace and Plenty. Nor is any Man molested in the Possession of his natural Rights and Liberties, but enjoys them with all the Freedom and Security be can reasonably wish for ; and many, con- sidering their Murmurings and Factions, with much more than they deserve. < But in the midst of all this Prosperity and Peace, there are some, I spake it to our Shame, who not con- tent with these Blessings of divine Providence and surfeited with the ease and Happiness they enjoy, are in constant Consults and Combinations against it, and against their King, who under God, is the glorious his Britannick Majesty will regard it. They expect a Squadron of 12 English Men of War upon the Coasts Italy next spring, to hinder the making of any Armament there for the Preter. der. The Substance of a Sermon, intituled the Trees and the Bramble : Or, a Popish Prince certain Destruc- tion to a Protestant People. Judge 1x Trees unt° BraMble, Come thou and reign over us : the Bramble said unto the trees ; if in Truth ye anoint me King over y0u then come, and put your Trust in my shadow , And if not, let Fire come out of the Bramble, and destroy the Cedar of Lebanon. BY this Parable of the Trees, Jotham the Son of Gideon, designs to expose the Wickedness and folly of the Shechemites, in choosing the base born Ab melech for their King j one, who, by the Mea- sures he had taken to accomplish his End, and the Cruelties he had exercis'd, had manifested himself to be very unworthy of that high Honour and Dignity, for to this End, he cunningly apply'd himself to the Men of Shechem, of which City his Mother was, and by base Arts insinuates himself into them, suggesting very wickedly of his Brethren, that they had designs of assuming their Father's Power and of using it very tyrannically. And having by such Methods engag'd them in his Interest, he takes his Opportunity, and murders all his Brethren ; Jotham only excepted, who by a timely Escape from his bloody Hands, and Con- cealment of himself, for the present, saves his Life, and shortly after receiving an Account of what was done, goes to Mount Gerizim, and from thence ex- postulates with these Shechemites by this Parable, of which my Text is a Part, upbraiding them, and sharply exposing their Folly. By the Trees we are to understand the People, but more especially, such as were in Authority amongst them, who weary of the Government they were under, ( God himself governing them by Laws and Judges of his own Appointment) and desiring a King after the manner of the Nations adjoyning to them, address themselves in the first Place ( for fo Jotham apprehend- ed, or the Parable represents it) to the Vine and Fig- tree, Persons of the best Note and Character to rule over them. But they satisfy'd, how contrary what was offer'd them was to the Common Good, and the Will of God their King, piously and generously de- cline it: Upon which they make their Applications to the Bramble, i. e. to this ambitious and wicked Man, who readily accepts of their Offer. They have indeed a King, and one after their own Heart. But what was he ? A Bramble, a Pretender, one of spurious Race; the Son of Jerubbaal, ' tis true, but by a Concubine ; which, were there nothing else, was some Diminution of his Character, and a Discredit to them. A Person unable to protect and defend them, however haughtily he may invite them to come, and put their Trust in his Shadow: And one that was more likely to wound and tare them, than to be a Defence unto them : A Shrub, that afforded but a sorry Shadow, notwithstanding his big Words, and that was not to be meddled with without Danger, and that had already given them a sad Speci- men of his fierce and cruel Spirit ; and who threatens them with Fire and Faggot, should they prove false unto him, or refuse him Obedience If not, let Fire come out of the Bramble, and destroy the Cedars of Lebanon. And now, to come home to the present State of Things amongst ourselves; let us consider if the Con- dust of some, be any thing better than that of these Shechemites, and if their Wickedness, Ingratitude and Folly be nor equal at least, if not far greater. The Providence of God hath settled oVer these Realms a Prince, whose Merits, to speak the least of them, are truly great, and so conspicuous, as not t0 be de- ny'd even by these who are Enemies unto him : A Prince, whose Title is as good and full aS a free Peo- ple can possibly confer upon him, or any can pretend that is not appointed immediately by God him- self; and moreover, a Ptince, who since his Accession to the Government of these Kingdoms, has been a Author and Instrument of it. These Persons being dissatisfy'd under some Pretence or other, ' tis hard to. say what, have made their repeated Applications abroad to one, if not of spurious, yet of suspected Birth, an avowed Enemy to our Religion and consti- tution : And to facilitate their Designs, and open a Way for him, they propose no less than the dethron- ing his present Majesty, and the Ruin of all such as wish well to their Country, or that can be suspected by them to have either the Power or Inclination to op- pose them Is the Gratitude of those amongst ourselves a whit greater, who seek the Subversion of the present Go- vernment, and to place on the Throne a ( pretended Royal Fugitive, whofe Birth and Extract is so much a Mystery, and must always be so, maugre any thing that has or can be said by his Friends in Honour of it? had these Malecontents been lain under any Hardships by the Government they so hate, and whose Quiet they so much labour to disturb, this might have afforded them some specious Handle for it, tho' it would have never justify'd their secret Practices a- gainst it. But they are Persons that have shar'd as largely in the Royal Bounty as any others; whose Rights and Properties have been continu'd to them as fully, and on whom the least Invasions have not been made of any Sort. Nor are they less wicked than ungrateful. ' Tis not unknown, what our common Apprehensions were at the End of the late Reign : But contrary to the eager Wishes of some, and to the Fears of others, a quiet and peaceable Stace of Things succeeded ; no less to the Admiration of such as were Friends to the esta- blish'd Constitution, and protestant Religion, than to the Regret of others, who, if not by Principle, yet in Practice are Enemies to both. And from that Time through the prudent Management of our Supe- riors, this Peace and Happiness has been continu'd, But some, who envy us this Happiness, have made it too much their Business to run Things into Confusion; hoping by this Means to be some Time or other in a Capacity to perfect their Designs, and to divest his Ma- jesty of that Authority, which, by the best Claim and Title, he enjoys over us. Their Folly in it appears to be Very surprizing. and it is hard to say which is greatest, that or their Wick- edness. Should they ever gain their Point, ( which God of his Mercy prevent) their Condition would be no better than that of others, but this Nation deplo- rably unhappy. There can be no Doubt, but that one bred up at Rome, and biggotted to the superstitious Rites and Practices of that Church, being at the Head of the state, would eagerlv wish the Restoration of the old Religion, and make use of all Artifices and Engines to effect it. And should he be slack himself in this Matter,- he would have these about him that would instigate and push him on. He is taught by his Religion to look upon all those that dissent from it as Schismaticks and Hereticks, as out of the Pale of the Church, and in a State of Damnation; and by the same Religion is be oblig'd to do his utmost toward the Suppression and Extirpation of every Thing is opposite to it; And by Consequence in Altera- iitlli tion in Religion must be unavoidable. All Men would be oblig'd after some Time to be of that of their Prince, or reduc'd to this Necessity to suffer for his Dissent and Disobedience. And can we think of parting so easily With our Re. ligion and of returning back again to that Yoke, which neither we, nor our Fathers, were able to bear; which they so bravely shook of ; and we have hither- to so couragiously resisted, when it has at any Time been offer'd to be impos'd again upon us ? Who can with any Patience think on their being made Instru- ments of so much Wickedness ? But Religion, I con- fess, is a poor Argument with such as have none ; and who act so contrary to all the Obligations of it. How- ever, i hope, it will never want its Weight with Per- sons not engag'd in the same black Designs and who as yet retain some Sense of it. And as long as it does not, we must abhor all Steps towards the Romish Church, and by consequence the Thoughts of a Ro- mish Prince over us. And I am much deceived, if we should fare better in out Civil than our Religious Rights ; be may invite us to trust in his Shadow, but we should find him a Bramble. They write from Venice, that English Scarlets, which have been run there contrary to Law, have lately been burnt in tho Square St. Mark, to the Va- lue of 8000 Ducats. They write from Poland, that the Primate of the Kingdom, the Aichbishop of Warsaw, and others of the Bishops have been to wait on the Pope's Nuncio, to make Profession of the Romish Faith, in his Pre- fence, according to Custom, and that the Primate made his Appearance with above 40 Coaches and six, besides a numerous Retinue of Gentlemen on Horse. back. On Sunday last died Mr. Birkhead, the Comedian, and is to be interr'd this Day ; and as he was a Mem. ber of the Society of Free Masons, and Warden of a Lodge, all the Members of that particular Lodge will attend his Corpse to the Grave. Thursday the Company for Smelting Lead, elected a Governor, Deputy Governor, and Assistants, for the ensuing Year. We hear the African Company are about fitting out two Ships for their Settlements in the West In- dies. The Earl of Lincoln hath been sworn in Consta- ble of the Tower; his Lordship will be also ap- pointed Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the Hamlets. The Salary of the Constable of the Tower is 1000 1. per Annum. He has the Honour and Title of Chief Governour thereof; tho' the exe- cutive Part of this great Trust is lodg'd in the Lieutenant, Hatton Compton, Esq; who, by Vir- tue of his Office, is in the Commission of Peace for the Counties of Middlesex, Kent, and Surrey ; and he is to act under, and be subordinate in all Things to the Constable, as tho'he Were personal - ly present. He hath, besides his Salary of 700 I. per Annum, considerable Perquisites; as for every Duke committed Prisoner, the Fee of 200 1. every Peer under the Degree of a Duke, 100 1. and every Commoner 50 1. He hath likewise, as a farther Perquisite, the Disposal of the forty Yeomen Warders Places, as they die off, who are under him, as he acts for the Constable ; as are likewise the Physi- cian, the Gentleman Porter, and Gunner. He hath also his Deputy to act under him, for the easier Discharge of his Duty. The Tower- Major hath the Charge of inspecting the Guards, and Garrisons, and of other Military Duties. The Gentleman Por- ter holds his Place by Patent, has Charge of the Gates' to lock and unlock, and render the Keys to the Lieutenant, at the Entrance of a Prisoner he usually has a Composition Fee, viz. of a Peer 30 1. and 5 1. of others. Bankrupts since our last. Samuel Greenhill, late of the City of Canterbury, Ironmonger and Watchmaker. Samuel Wrench of the City of Norwich, Grocer and Tallow Chandler, Richard Hickes of the City of Bristol, Grocer John Pinder of Exehange. Alley, London, Broker John Robinfon, jun. of the Town and County' of Newcastle upon Tyne, Hoastman. Thomas Rowe Sherwin, of the Parish of White- chappel, in the County of Middlesex, Glasmaker Yesterday a General Court was held at the Bank for the Election of a Governor, in the room of sir Thomas Scawen, who hath disqualify'd himself. and Sir Gilbert Heathcot had the Majority of Votes' Mr. Lyday, who for many Years was one or the Accomptants of the Excise, is removed from that Office, and is Succeeded by Mr. Banville, late Clerk to the Receiver- General for Middlesex and Westmin- ster. We hear, that the Duties on Coffee and Tea will be lower'd, and that suitable Measures will be taken by the Government for encouraging the English East India Company, and consequently discouraging that which is going forward at Ostend.. Great Quantities of warlike Stores are shipping off from the tower, and from Woolwich, for Jamacia on board the Foy, Captain Handford, and the Beck- ford, Capt. Wilks, viz. 40 great Guns of 32 Poun- ders, with their Carriages and other Things belong, ing ; 5oo Muskets, as many Cutlashes, several Tons of great and small Shot, Powder in Proportion and such other Things as are necessary to recruit the Ma- gazines there On Wednesday last as many Ingots of Gold as two Porters could well carry, were brought to the Essay. Office in the Tower. Thursday Mr. Derby O Conner presented his Book, call'd, A Translation of Dr. Keating's General History of Ireland, to his Royal Highness the Prince , being in. troduc'd by the Earl of Grantham : His Royal High- ness receiv'd Mr O Conner with Marks of Esteem and Favour, and his Book as a valuable Present. On Monday last died at his Habitation neat Croy- don, Mr. Shortland, who after having been a Preacher in the Church of England for thirty Years, chang'd the Principles of that Church for the Errors of Qua- kerism. The Grand Jury at Rumford is adjourn'd till the 22d Instant. ADVERTISEMENT. Daniel Golden, and John Mayo, went away on Dee. 28, from their Masters lames Star and John Hicks, ( Partners) Wheelewrights. Daniel Golden, a tall black, young Man, aged about 19 Years, disfignr'd with the Small Pox, lank Hair; carried away a grey Coat and Waste- coat, two Frocks and Wastecoats, two Shirts, three pairs of Shooes, and a pair of Breeches: John Mayo, a short young Man, of a fair Complexion, lank, brown Hair also carried away a Chocolate colour'd Suit of Cloathes,. and a yellow colour'd Frock and Wastecoat, two Shirts, two pair of shoes Whoever will secure the two said young Men, and bring them to their abovesaid masters, living in Goat- Yard at Horse- lye down, in Southwark, shall have 10s. Reward. Both of. ' em lived at Abington in Berkshire. ! LONDON: Printed and Sold by J. READ, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street Where Advertisements are taken in. CASUALTIES. Cut his Throat ( being LunaticUat St. Sepulchreji," Drown'd accidentally in the River of Thames > t St. Mary Magdalen Bermondfey 1 Hang'd themfelvel ( being Lunatick) 3, One at St. Danftati in the Welt, and Two at St. Mary in Whitechappel. Overlaid)'
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