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

William Page who accompanied John Sheppard found guilty of Robbery and Elizabeth Lyon, alias Sheppard, alias Edgeworth Bess reputed wife of John Sheppard was released (Page 5 Col 1)
Date of Article: 12/12/1724
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SIR, AS the late Lord Cutts was justly renowned, not only for his Adherence to the late King William, of glorious Memory, and her late Majesty Queen Anne, but also for his Bravery in the Field, ' tis hop'd that the following Lines to his Memory will be accept, able to you, and enter- taining to most of your Readers, I confess such a Subject deserves the Pen of an Addison, or Pope, rather than such an obscure Be- ginner as the Author, who is so far from being proud of his Performance, that he should be glad to see his Star disappear at the Approach of some Rising- Sun. I am, Sir, your sincere Friend and Servant, BRITANICUS. Per tela per hostes Vadimus haud dubiam in mortem. Virg OF T have our British Bards in lofty Verse, Strove to adorn'd Great Marlbrough's honour'd The great Performances we grant are just, ( Herse, Most noble Offerings to his noble Dust: But who shall CUTTS's glorious Life relate, Once a strong Bulwark to Britannia's State ; Eager the first his daring Steel to draw, He fought for William, Liberty, and Law; Purchas'd his Title with his dearest Blood, And lov'd his Country better than his Food. Isis and Cam have sung in Cromwell's Praise, Bright'ning the brave and bold Usurper's Bays ; And shall the Seat of all the tuneful Nine Not show Respect to Cutts's injur'd Shrine ; Will none attempt the Work in tuneful Strain," But leave the noble Task to an ignoble Swain ? Assist Apollo, whilst with Love we burn, To pay a graceful Tribute to his Urn. When dire Bellona by her shrill Alarms, Called European Potentates to Arms, And half the Nations lik'd the needful Call, Resolv'd to check the proud, aspiring Gaul; When Britons were by native Kings betray'd, And forc'd to summon in exotick Aid ; No Remedy was found but Dint of Force. To drive our treacherous Grecians from their Horse ; When passive Cant had half the Land undone, Till William rose like to the Rising Sun ; When Clouds of Dangers hover'd o'er the Land, And Britons made that brave and noble Stand ; Consulted not their Priefts, but common Sense, And boldly stood up in their just Defence, Our Hero started from his soft Repose, And fir'd with pure Resentment fac'd the Foes. So bold Aeneas waken'd with Alarms, by Clang of Trumpets, and by Clash of Arms, ( Price Three- Half Pence Rais'd up himself, and with a listning Ear, Could hear the Tumult and the Noise more clear; Then rous'd with Rage the warlike manly Boy Ran to the Fight for his beloved Troy Thus Cutts the chief of British heroes came, The first and bravest in the List of Fame, For dear Britannia fac'd the bloody Field, Valour his Guide, and naked Breast his Shield, Was always foremost in the dreadful Line, And gain'd immortal Honour at the Boyn ; William and Liberty was all the Word, As thro' the Foes he push'd his dreadful Sword ; His Laurels Were most lively, ne'er did fade, But flourish'd finely on the fastned Blade; Namur the Terror of his Arms did feel, Her thousands fell by his victorious Steel; Thro' Storms of Bullets, and thro' Sulphur broke, And form'd a second Etna with his Flame and Smoke, Restor'd again his Country's sinking Fame, And shew'd the Path to Honour with his Flame; Was, like Achilles, wounded in the Heel, Yet beat the Gauls with his revenging Steel: Limrick, Athlone unto their Cost can tell, How by his Hand their hellish Herces fell : At Agrims Field he dy'd the crimson Plain, And strew'd the Ground with Carcasses of slain ; Despis'd the Danger of the Cannons. Roar, And bath'd his Sword in vile Hybernean Gore. So the fierce Lyon on the Lybian Plains, Rudely assaulted by the sooty Swains, Design'd for Slaughter, or at least for Show, His dreadful Fury soon he lets them know, Here one he woundeth with his angry paws, And there he crusheth with his dreadful Jaws, ' Till in a Trice he breaks the wounded Bands, And moistens with their Blood the thirsty Lands. Venlo beheld his Actions with amaze, And saw the Son of Thunder thro' the Blaze; By Dint of Steel he smooth the rugged Way, And mounted o'er the Ramparts as in Play, Bury'd in smoke undauntedly he stood, And laugh'd at Bullets in a Sea of Blood. Bleinheim the Earnest of his Valour knew, Like Lightning there upon the Foe he flew ; As tow'ring Eagles scorn to fix on Flies, But strike at Foes of more exalted Size; So he through greatest Dangers lov'd to run, And by repeated Clouds conceal'd the Sun ; Here through the thickest Throngs he'd boldly press, There rescue faint Battalions in Distress, ' Midst thousand Deaths would Lyon like advance; To Musket Muzzles, and to Point of Lance; The warlike Gaul intrench'd on Danube's Shore, In vain did frighten with their Cannons- Roar, For he undaunted made them brave Returns, pushing their Heroes to their fatal Urns, Boldly he ran amidst the clashing Blades, And bravelv thrust them thro' their Palisades; The noble Foe half angry, half afraid, Summon'd his scatter'd Courage to his Aid His noble Gallantry did much admire, And fought him in the thickest Smoke and Fire, The Flame they felt, when him they could not see, But heard him cry, Britons! come on to me! Th'asto. w British Gazetteer. SATURDAY, DECEMBER. 12, 1724. Th' astonish'd Foes retreated In amaze, . _ Scar'd at the Thunder his great Voice did raise. So bold Polonian in adventrous Mood, Did from an hungry Lyon take his Food ; The Pole attack him with a Stentor's Voice, The daunted beast affrighted at the Noise, His eager Hold did very soon let go, And the Day yielded to his nobler Foe. yet after all his brave Achievements past, He met with Envy's base Effects at last Envy, that loves to prey upon the Brave, Pursu'd him fiercely to the fatal Grave; from being a General of high renown, He sunk to rule a little paultry town His Garrison, alas ! was too confin'd, Too narrow Bounds for his extended Mind, Hybernian Vapours damp'd the noble Flame, And put his Constitution out of Frame, Bereav'd and banish'd from his dear Delight, He scorn'd their Envy, and disdain'd their Spite, And dy'd because they would not let him fight. So Salamander by Report of Fame, Supports itself by Particles of Flame, The fiery beast its Vigour oft displays," And leaps with Pleasure midst the waving Blaze, But take him from his Element of Fire, He'll pine of Course, and very soon expire. the Continuation of the Trial of Edward Fitz- Harris, esq; for High- Treason. And what has been done in the Case of the five 1 Lords, seems to imply that a Tryal may be here in this Case; for if the Lords, after an Impeachment brought against the five Lords, and after special Articles exhibited against them, thought fit, notwith- standing, to remove the Indictment by Certiorari into Parliament, to prevent any prosecution against them elsewhere, certainly they thought the King's Court might have proceeded unless they had so done. As to the Form of the Plea, I conceive it is faulty; and tho' it is said, there is a Difference between this Case and that of Indictments, because it is the Course of the Parliament to impeach generally, this Reason holds rather the other Way for if in any Case such a general Way of Pleading, with Reference to a Record, were to be admitted, it were in Case of an Indictment, because the Indictment, when brought in, would ascertain the Matter; but here, if the Record be brought in, it will no more ascer- tain it than the Plea does already. Mr. Serj. Jefferies As to the Case of my Lord Shaftsbury, which has been cited, it makes strongly for us there; the Court said they would not meddle with Matters depending in Parliament, because the Parliament was then in being ; but the whole Court did then declare, that had the Parliament been dis- solv'd, they would have said more to it. The Cases cited by Mr. Pollexsen are right, no doubt, if one bring a general Indebitatas assumpsit for Wares sold and deliver'd, and afterwards he brings a particular Indebitatus assumpsit for such and such Wares, naming the Particulars, the Defendant may plead in Bar, and aver it is for the same Thing ; but had there been only an Action brought, and no Declaration put in, then the Defendant could not have pleaded such a Plea with such an Averment, because there was not sufficient Matter of Record set forth in the Pleading, whereby the Court might be able to give a Judgment, or put it into a way of Tryal, whether it is for the same or not; and it is the same in this Case, here being nothing but a bare Accusation, Nor is this so dangerous a Case to de- termine as is_ pretended by the other Side: Much better would it be for the Court to answer, if ever they should be requir'd, That they have perform'd their Duty, and done Justice according to their Con- sciences and their Oaths, than to fear any Threats or Bugbears from the Bar. And how is it possible to judge whether the Prisoner is impeach'd for the same Thing, it may be for Clipping and Coining for ought appears ; nor can the Intention of the House of Commons he prov'd before they come to a Reso- lution: The Question is not, whether an Impeach- ment in the House of Lords supersedes an jn the King's Bench, but, whether it so substantially to enable the Court the Question ; and therefore we pray Judgment that the Plea may be over ruled Sir Fr. Wilkins. Suppose in such a case as this Articles quite different, then the Plea to be false, and the pleading and rent Delay of Justice; and the intention of the House of Commons can never be averr'd or try'd be- fore they have declar'd it themselves and I conceive the Plea to be naught for that Reason farther, Treason generally alledg'd in the impeach- ment is the Genus, and the particular Treason men- tion'd in the Indictment is the Species now The aver- ment in the Plea is, that the Genus and the species are the same, which is absurd, and, if 7 only to blind the Court, instead of making the Mat- ter plain for their Judgment; for these Reasons and what has been already urg'd by others I con- ceive this Plea ought to be over ruled. L. C. J. I must tell you, you have' started several Points that are not in the Case: As, Whether the Commons can at this Day impeach a Commoner for Treason in the Houfe of Lords; Whether an Im- peachment in the Lords House ( when the Lords are possess'd fully of the Impeachment; does hinder the Proceeding of an inferior Court; We have nothing to do with these Matters; but we have a Case here that arises upon the Pleadings, and whether you have brought before us a sufficient Plea to take away the jurisdiction of the Court, as you have pleaded it is the sole Point before us: Now, if you are able to mend your Pleading, we will not catch you; if you let us know it, we will consider of it; but if you abide by this Plea, we shall take a reasonable Time to give our Judgment: As for the Cases cited con- cerning Facts done in Parliament, we do not assume a Jurisdiction to enquire into these Matters; for Words spoken, or Faults done, in the Commons House, or in the Lords, we call none in Question here, which takes off most of the Instances you have given : Our Question is barely upon the Pleading, whether we have a sufficient Pleading of such an Im- peachment as can foreclose the Hands of the Court; and as to that we shall deliberate well before we give our Judgment. Then Fitz- Harris was remanded to the Tower. Tuesday, May the ioth, Mr. Attorney mov'd the Court to appoint a Day to give Judgment upon the Plea, and Fitz- Harris was order'd to be brought up the next Morning. Wednesday, May the nth, Mr. Fitz- Harris being brought to the Bar, Mr. Attorney pray'd Judgment on the Plea. Then the Chief Justice acquainted Mr. Fitz- Harris that upon full Consideration and Deliberation of this Case, and upon Conference with some of the other Judges, Mr. J. Jones, Mr. J. Raymond, and him. self, wete of Opinion that his Plea was insufficient, but that Mr. J. Dolben doubted concerning it, and therefore the Court did order and award that he should answer over to the Treason. The Clerk of the Crown being about to arraign the Prisoner, he desir'd he might advise with his Counsel before he pleaded, but was told he could have no Counsel as to Matter of Fact: Then he desir'd he might finish his Confession before he pleaded before the Chief Justice and some of the Counsel; but my Lord Chief Justice said, be had trifled with them so often that he had nothing to say to that Matter at present, and directed him to lead. Whereupon, be- ing arraign'd by the Clerk of the Crown, he pleads Not Guilty, and put himself upon his Country- After which, Mr. Fitz- Harris desir'd be might have Time to send for a Witness from Holland before he was brought upon his Tryal, and it being emanded what he would bring that Witness to prove, he said, he did not know whether it would be safe for him to discover that, but he would acquaint the Chief Justice with it in private. To ba continu'd this Day Fortnight: c 3041 5 FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Constantinople, October 19. ON the 19th an Express came to Court, with Advice, that the Town of Erivan in Persia surrender'd to the Turks, after a close Blockade of 3 Months, during which 37000 Men dy'd in the place by Famine and the Sword; and the rest to the Number of 35000 Inhabitants and Soldiers, had free Liberty to retire elsewhere with their Effects, under a very strong Guard. This agreeable News was immediately brought by an Aga ( from the Seraskier Mehemet Basha, who commanded our Forces at the said Blockade) together with the Keys of the said Town of Erivan, and the Sword preten- ded to have been left there by Sultan Amurath IV. about an Age ago, when th: s Place was re taken from him by Abas the then Sophi, of whom we have this strange Account in the Histories of Persia. ' He ' valu'd the Lives of his Subject so, little, that he commanded his Army to storm this Town before any Breach had been made in the Walls; and when his Lords represented the Impossibility of Success, because the Place was so strong, he swore he would lead on the Attack himself; and for that End took the Habit of a common Soldier. The Lords ad- dress'd themselves to his Mother to divert him from what would certainly cost him his Life ; but when she begg'd him with Tears not to expose his Per- son, he gave her a Box on the Ear. Upon this, the Lords fell at his Feet, begg'd him to forbear but 24 Hours, and if they did not take the Town by that Time, they would no longer oppose his Reso- lution. Then the whole Army attack'd the Town, and carry'd it, tho' with the Loss of 50000 Men 5 which may be reckon'd beating his Subjects Brains against Stone- Walls with a Vengeance: But for this Cruelty the Lords hired some of the Ladies of the Seraglio to poison him ; which being discO- ver'd, he prevented the Effect by powerful Anti- dotes; and then dressing himself in Scarlet, a cer- tain Sign that he intended some barbarous Execu- tion, he caused 40 of his Ladies with their At- tendants to be buried alive, and his own Mother ' among the rest. But he gave himself wholly up to ' Wine and Women, for besides 3 Wives, he had ' 300 Concubines, some of whom did at length effe- ctually poison him."— The Great Vizier im- mediately communicated this News in Form to the Foreign Ministers ; telling them, that their Demon- strations of Joy for it would be a great Pleasure to the Sultan; upon which all the Houses in the City, and particularly those of the Ministers, were illuminated; the Grand V.' zier caused Fireworks to be let ofF several Days successively in divers Parts of the Town. All the great Men of War and Galleys made a treble Discharge of their Guns each Day, with great Illuminations; and, in short, the Marks of Joy both upon Land and Water were inexpressible. The Sultan's Strength decaying, he has resolv'd to send 300 Purses to Mahomet's Tomb for his Reco- very. Riga, Nov. 16. We hear that a Courier from Persia is arriv'd at Petersburg, with Advice, that Miriweis, assisted by the Rebellious Arabs, had found Means to make himself Master of Bagdat in the Province of Diarlack, which is taken for Old Babylon. Rome, Nov, 55. Tuesday last the Pope gave a Cardinal's Cap privately to Cardinal Retro, upon which there were great rejoycings for two Days together, and on Thursday he gave it to him in a full Consistory, when, while the Cardinal was taking the usual Oaths, a Dove, of the same Breed proba- bly with that of the Great Impostor Mahomet, ho- ver'd over him, which the Devotees suppose brought him the Graces of the Holy Spirit, especially consi- dering that was the Cardinal's Birth- Day. Wednesday last the Pretender return'd with Cardinal Alberoni in a Coach from Albano, as did the same Day his Spouse, who being very big with Child, the Pope sent a Chair for her. The Pope found the Pretender in the Church of the Irish Carmalites, where he had a long Confe- rence with him, and next Day the Pretender din'd with Cardinal Polignac at the House of Cardinal Gualtieri. There is not a Painter, Carver or Joyner to be got, they being all employ'd in furbishing the Images of the Saints against the ensuing Holy Year, tis observ'd that since the Pope began to visit the several Hospitals, the Sick are much better look'd after, and the Revenues manag'd with much more Fruga- lity. Lisbon, Nov. 15. On the 19th Instant at 6 in the Afternoon, there arose a Violent Hurricane of Wind, which lasted two Hours: During thac Time above 6o Ships Were driven ashore, of which at least 20 are render'd incapable of putting to Sea, Six of his Portuguese Majesty's Men of War are very much damag'd, and one of them of 80 Guns call'd Nossa Senhora da Concercam is so stuck on the Shores that it is believ'd scarce possible to get her ofF. All the Wharfs of Lisbon have suffer'd considerably by this Storm ; and part of the Custom house Key, with the Goods upon it, was wash'd away by the Violence of the Waves. The Houses in Lisbon were very much damag'd; most of the Churches have lost their Steeples or Towers. The Havock has likewise been universal in the Country round about, many Houses have been blown down, and almost all the Trees that stood expos'd to the Wind, were torn up by the Roots. The Damage by this Tempest, is generally computed to exceed a Million Sterling. On the 20th His Britannick Majesty's Ship the Solebay entred this Harbour from Newfoundland. Vienna, Nov- 25. The Opera of Tamerlane, which is now upon the Stage, is one of the finest that has been seen here for many Years past : The Minister of Tripoly who saw it, was highly pleas'd to see such a pompous Show, which so naturally represents the Eastern Manners and Customs. This Minifter having heard that a Moor nearly related to him was in Prince Eugene's Service, who took him Prisoner in the last War againft the Turks, desir'd the Prince to grant him his Liberty ; upon which his Highness sent him the said Moor, magnificently dress'd after the Tuikish Manner; which so well pleas'd the Envoy, that he assur'd Prince Eugenea that he will thankfully acknowledge the Favour. Hambourg, Dec. 10. The Troops appointed to support the Execution at Thorn, were order'd to be there on the 6th Instant, upon which Day, the great Lutheran Church was to be given up to the Bernar- dine Fryars: The Execution itself was fix'd to the 15th ensuing; but ' tis said that the Court and the Senate cannot agree upon some Alterations proposed to be made relating thereto. ' Tis moreover assur'd; that no Body will accept and perform the Office of Commissary for that Execution ; and should that De- cree be executed with Rigour, ' tis to be fear'd that some bloody Catastrophe will attend this horrid Scene. LONDON, Dec. 12. The following Lines of Mr. Dennis, in his Para- phrase on Te Deum, being justly celebrated for a most sublime Stile, and the most exalted Ideas, we hope they will be highly acceptable to those Readers who have any Taste of Poetry. Where e'er, at utmost Stretch, we cast our Eyes, Thro' the vast, frightful, Spaces of the Skies; Ev'n there, we find Thy Glory ! — There we gaze, On thy bright Majestys unbounded Blaze Ten thousand Suns, prodigious Globes of Light, At once, in broad Dimensions, strike our Sight. Millions behind in the remoter Skies, appear but Spangles to our wearied Eyes, And when those wearied Eyes want farther Strength, To pierce the Void's unmeasurable Length, Our tow ring Thoughts, more vig'rous. farther fly And still remoter, flaming Worlds descry. But ev'n an Angel's comprehensive Thought, Cannot extend so far as Thou hast wrought. Our vast Conception, to such Swelling brought, Swallow'd, in Infinite, is lost, in Nought! • Ui r 3046 ) Last Monday between 4 and 5 In the Afternoon, her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales was hap- pily delivered of a Princess; there being present in the Room, his Royal Highness, the Dutchesses of Dorset and Richmond, with many other Ladies of her Royal Highnesses Bedchamber; together with Mrs. Crane the Midwife, and Dr. Chamberlaine. The Earl of Essex being in waiting, was dispatch'd to St. James's, to acquaint his Majesty with the News, who was pleased to order his Lordship a Present of 500I. and his Majesty immediately sent the Lord of the Bed- chamber in waiting, to Leicester House with his Complements to the r Royal Highnesses. The Guns were fired in the Patk, and at the Tower; and the Evening concluded with all possible Demonstrations of Joy throughout London and Westminster. Great Numbers of Nobility and Persons of Distinc- tion went last Tuesday to St. James's and Leicester House, to pay their Compliments of Congratulation to his Majesty and their Royal Highnesses, upon che Birth of the young Princess. Wednesday the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of this City, went up to St. James's and Leicester House, to congratulate his Majesty and Royal Highnesses on the said happy Occasion ; and his Ma- jesty was pleased to confer the Honour of Knighthood on Joseph Eyles, Esq; one of the Sheriff, for London and Middlesex We are assur'd that the Court of Common- Pleas have made a Rule to oblige the Church- Wardens of the Parish of St. Giles's Cripplegate, to shew Cause why a Prohibition shou'd not go to the Spi- ritual Court, to stay Proceeding On certain Articles exhibited against Mr. William Folbigg and others of that Parish, for nor paying to a Rate therein men- tion'd , made by the Select Vestry of the said Parish, for raising ifiso I. towards the Repair of the Church, paying off old Debts, and incident Charges. But the Church Wardens praying for longer Time, the Court was pleas'd to grant till the first Day of next Term ; when, if the said Church Wardens do not shew Cause against the Prohibition, ' tis not doubted but the said Rule will be made absolute ' Tis said that the Parishioners of St Botolph's Bi- shopsgate are about to bring their Select Vestry like- wise upon the Stage; the Impositions complain'd of in almost all the Parishes where a Power is usurp'd by the Pretence of Select Vestries, being as illegal as thev are grievous. Some time ago came on a remarkable Hearing in the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, upon the Equity reserv'd at an Issue at Law try'd by a special Jury of MiddleseX, between Dr Bennet of St. Giles's Crip- plegate, and three of his Parishioners, ( being Quakers,) wherein the Doctor fued for 2 s. 9 d. per Pound Rate, according to the Rent of their Houses; but the Jury found that no such Pound Rate had ever been paid, only usual customary Payment. The Court on hear, ing of Council, decreed upon the Jury's Verdict, that the Doctor should pay Cost of Suit both in Law and Equity. On Saturday an Instrument pass'd the Seals for par- doning Mrs. Hay, Wife to Colonel Hay, lately taken into Custody. The Account of the Dimensions of the Admi- ralty Office over against Whitehall, built with ex- traordinary Expedition, and now cover'd over, is as follows. The Length of the West Front 101 Foot, East Front the same Length, but divided into Wings of 30 Foot each, so that the Break in the Middle w answer the Court yard is 141 Foot, the North and South Fronts are 63 Foot in Wideness or Breadth, and the Height 54 Foot, the Walls are built of Brick with Stone Ornaments. They write from Bristol of the 5th Instant, that the Stanhope from Jamaica is arrived there. The James of that Place with the chief Mate and four Hands came With her being forc'd out of Montserrat in the late Hurricane that happen'd there, which has done con- siderable Damage. They tell us, that the Fleet was to sail from Jamaica in 14 Days for London and Bris- tol. The Hon. Mr Areskin Brocher to the Earl of Bu- chan, dy'd lately at Edinburgh. The Ship Cape. Bailey, arriv'd in the Downs the 1st Instant from Amsterdam having on ' the 25th of Nov. , n a violent Storm broke his Wind- less and put to Sea; he reports, that in the Texel Where he Was riding at Anchor when the Storm hap- pend 16 Ships were drove ashore, and several of them lost. The Mary Sloop, Capt. Nicholas Burden bound from the Canaries for London, was lately lost on a Rock near the Lands End, the Captain and all his Men were drown'd, and only one Spanish Passenger saved, who was likewise in great Danger of losing his Life, thro' the Barbarity of the Coast Salvages, who pursu'd after the Wreck. The Anne, Capt. Wood from Alicant for London, coming up the River this Week with the Greyhound Man of War, near Gravesend, and the Man of War missing his Stayes, they ran foul of one another, by which Misfortune the Anne sunk immediately. Monday last about Noon, John Bowler, a notorious Ringleader of the Minters in Wapping, was appre hended and taken up for a Robbery, and being carried before Justice Grose, was by him committed to New. gate. The same Day two Gentlemen quarrel'd and fought at the Mitre Tavern, Charing Cross, one of whom we hear is a Lieutenant in the Guards, and was ( as ' tis fear'd) mortally Wounded. Monday Night between nine and ten, a terrible Fire broke out in Playhouse. Yard near Golding Lane in Cripplegate Parish ; it is reported to be occasion'd by a careless Boy's carrying up a Candle with him into an Hay loft, to provide Hay for some Horses. It burnt very violently for fome time, and was the more dangerous for being very near oid Buildings, but by the providential Disposition of the Wind, that drove the Flames another way, the seasonable Rain that fell, and the timely Assistance of some Engines, it was extinguish'd without any other Damage than what happen'd to some Outhouses, Stables, & c. We hear that a Bill will very soon be brought into the House of Commons, for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors and also another to prevent Violences and Outrages being committed by any Persons under Pre- tence of Sheltring themselves from Debt, or any Process of Law, either within the Hamlet of Wap- ping- Stepney, or any other Part of England. Monday Lewis Houssare the French Barber, who upon the Appeal brought against him, was conVicted of the Murther of his Wife by barbarously cutting: her Throat with a Razor, and accordingly receiv'd Sen- tence of Death at the Court in the Old Bailey, was executed on a Gallows erected in Shoreditch, near the Place where the Murther was committed; and we hear his Body was afterwards carry'd to Surgeons- Hall. .. . .... The same Day a Company of young Men playing at Foot- ball in Fleet street, a Coach happening to come amongst them, the Pole hit an unhappy Youth, an Apprentice to a Watchmaker in Black- Fryers, on the Head, knock'd him down, broke three of his Ribs. and fractur'd his Skull, so that he died in the Evening. The Coachman has made his Escape. . John Jordan, Esq; of Burford in Oxfordshire, a appointed a Commissioner to take Special Bail in the several Counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wilt- shire, Gloucestershire; and Worcestershire. ^ Monday his Majefty went to the Opera House in Next Week Commodore Matthews is to be try'd by a Court Martial, on board his Majesty's Ship the Sandwich, in the River Medway ' Copsej0f Sir Griffith Boynton's Lady was in- terr'd last Sunday Night near Burlington in Yorkshire poxThe Countess of Albermarle lies ill of the Small The 21st of November N. S. His Majesty's Ship the Argyle, Captain Bawler Commander put in at the Hay Market to see the Model of Solomon's Tem- ple, arriv'd lately from Hanover; a most exquisite C 3C47 ) At the Sessions held at Hicks's- Hall were convicted and sentenc'd as followeth, William Holding ( a Soldier) for dangerously wound- ing one Joel Isles, one of the Constables of the Parish of Sr. Giles's in the Fields, and stabbing him in the Back with a Penknife, in the Execution or his Office, and not being able to pay a Fine, was committed to the House of Correction, at Clerkenwell, to be kept to hard Labour for six Months, and to be whipt be- fore he goes out Esther the Wife of Samuel Goady ( a Mackler, or Seller of Goods for the Weavers in Spittle fields) was convicted upon three several Indictments, for cheating and defrauding Isaac Dupree, Archibald Young and Abraham Slany, of a great Quantity of Persian Silk, Thread Sattin and Dimity, of great Value, by false Tokens and Pretences j and she being poor and not able to pay any Fines, was committed to the House of Correction for this County, there to be kept to hard Labour for one whole Year, and to receive the Correction of the House three several times before the is discharg'd. Wednesday the Sessions ended at the Old Baily, four Men received Sentence of Death, viz. William Anderson for Street Robberies ; Rowland Swendson, elderly Person, and Thomas Herbert a Youth, Dec. 12 1724 the Royal Family's Healths, not forgetting that of the new born Princess, were chearfully drank, and the whole concluded with extraordinary Magnificence. The Collection at the Bason after Dinner amounted to above 43 j 1. and that at the Rehearsal on Tuesday last, at the Door of the Choir, among the Ladies, to above 105 I. and ' tis expected that fome further Con. tributions will be sent in. We hear, that on Monday next will be publish'd a Paper, entitled. The Protestant Advocate : With Remarks Upon Popery, Serious and Comical; which, it is said, will be encourag'd by several Persons of Dictinction,' both as to Figure and Sense, and also very useful to all Persons who are true Lovers of their Country. Friday 7- night died Mr. Jones, Author of the new Description of England and Wale, ( for which the Printer and Publishers were lately taken into Custody under the Black Rod) and was buried last Night. _ Last Week a Company of French Comedians ar- riv'd here from Paris. for Burglary and Felony, in breaking and robbing the House of their Master, a Salesman, in Monmouth. Street; and Charles Towers, for unlawfully assemb- ling, arm'd and disguis'd, in the new Mint in Wap- ping, with many others, and committing divers Out- rages, See. Eight were burnt in the Hand for Felony. Eliza- beth Johson sentenc'd to stand on the Pillory against Serjeant's Inn in Chancery- Lane for Perjury. William Page, the Butcher, who accompanied John Sheppard after his Escape from the Condemn'd Hold in Newgate, was found guilty to the Value of four Shillings and ten Pence, for robbing the Shop of Mr. Martin, a Watchmaker in Fleet Street. He was also convicted of aiding and assisting John Sheppard in his said Efcape. One Catherine Manone was fined six Nobles, and order'd four Months Imprisonment, for knowingly receiving of Goods stolen by the said Sheppard. Elizabeth Lyon, alias Sheppard, alias Edgeworth Bess, the reputed Wife of the said John Sheppard, who had been many Weeks confined in the Compter for assisting him in his Escape from the Condemn'd Hold, was discharg'd without Bail. Major St. Loe, and about 13 others, committed to Newgate for Riots in the new Mint, were brought to the Bar, and order'd to remain in Custody. Several Persons appeared on their Recognizances, being bound over for polling at the late Election at Guildhall, without being qualified for so doing, and were continued also. Wednesday Charles Goodfellow, Esq; gave up the Scrutiny of the Poll for Member of Parliament for this City, in the room of Peter Godfrey, Esq; de- ceas'd ; and Yesterday Sir Richard Hopkins, Kt. and Alderman was declar'd at Guild hall to have the Ma- jority upon the Scrutiny, as far as it was proceeded in, by 560 ; whereupon he was declar'd duly elected. Last Tuesday Mr. George James was admitted Printer to the Honourable City of London, in the room of Mr. Alderman Barber. A Ship arriv'd this Week from Boston brings Ad- vice, thac the Hon. Gurdon Saltonstal, Esq; dy'd at New London in Connecticut on the 20th of Sept. last of an Apoplexy. Her Royal Highness and the young Princess, are ( God be praised) in very good Health. Thursday being the Annual Feast of the Sons of the Clergy, Mr. Green's Te Deum and Jubilate was Vocally and Instrumentally perform'd at St. Paul's Cathedral, with a new Anthem proper to the Occa- sion, and the Revd. Mr. Edgeley preach'd a Sermon; after which they proceeded to Merchant Taylors Hall, where a noble Feast was provided, and a fine Set of Musick; the King's, their Royal Highnesses, and The following Sentiments conceiv'd and express'd with all the Clearness, Depth, and Strength of an experienc'd Philosopher, were compos'd by a Youth of 14 Years of Age only, and are founded on a Supposition of the Author's sitting a whole Summer Night in a Garden, looking upward, and quite losing . himself in Contemplation 0n the Works and Won- ders of Almighty Power. Now I survey'd my native Faculties; And trac'd my Actions to their seeming Source. Now I explor'd the universal Frame; Gaz'd Nature through, and, with interior Light; Convers'd with Angels, and unbody d Saints, That tread the Courts of the Eternal King ! Gladly I would declare in lofty Strains, The Power of Godhead to the Sons of Men. But Thought is lost in its Immensity ! Imagination wastes its Strength in Vain ; And Fancy tires, and turns Within itself, Struck with th' amazing Depths of Deity I — Ah ! my lov'd God 1 in vain a tender Youth, Unskill'd in Arts of deep Philosophy, Attempts to search the bulky Mass of Matter To trace the Rules of Motion, and pursue The Phantom Time, too subtil for his Grasp ! Yet may I from thy most apparent Works, Form some Idea of their wond'rous Author ; And celebrate thy Praise with rapt'rous Mind. How can I gaze upon yon sparkliiig Vault, And view the Planets rolling in their Spheres, Yet be an Atheist. Can I see those Stars, And think of others far beyond my Ken. Yet want Conviction of creating Power ? What, but a Being of immense Perfection, Cou'd, through unbounded Spaces, thus dispose Such num'rous Bodies, All, presumptive Worlds ? The undesigning Hand of giddy Chance, Could never fill with Globes so vast! so bright 1 That lofty Concave! Where shall I trace the Sources of the Light ? What Seats assign to th' Element of Fire, That, unconfin'd, through all the Systems break.— Here cou'd I lie, in Contemplation wrapt, And pass, with Pleasure, an eternal Age ! But, ' tis too much for my weak Mind to know; Teach me, with humble Rev'rence to adore The Mysteries I must not comprehend. Letters from Rome say, That a Gentleman there having by his last Will left all his Riches to the Fryars of Trinity upon the Mountains, on Condi- tion of paying only three Crowns a Month to his Nephew ; the Pope thinking the Will very unjust, has destroy'd it, and put the Nephew in Possession of all his Uncle's Estate, paying only three Crowns a Month to the Friars. Bank- 3* 2 f Dec. 12, 1724 Bankrupts since our last List; Josiah Lane, of Aldersgate- street, London, Meal- man. Henry Verbeck, of Cannon- street, London, Mer. chant. John Gray, the Elder, of Mortimer, in the County of Southampton, Timber Merchant. Francis Browne, of Cathorpe, in the County of York, Chapman. Thomas Dewey, of Water- Lane, in the Parish of St. Bride's, London, Cornfactor. John Gordon, of Wentworth- street, in the Hamlet of Spittlefields, in the County of Middlesex, Hot. presser. Robert Newton, late of Pickworth, in the County of Lincoln, Chapman. Francis Withers of Coleman- street, London, Brick- layer. SHIPS Enter'd Inwards, at the Custom- House- since our last. The William and Mary for Flandrs; Mary for Hambro'; Sr. Peter, and Elizabeth, both for Amster. dam ; Page Sloop for Rotterdam ; and Townshend for Barbadoes. The June from Oporto; Junior, and Happy Re. turn both from Calais; William and Mary from Ostend ; Robert and William from Norway ; John and Robert from Denia; Sea Horse, Orford, Duke, and Speedwell all from Maryland. The William and Margaret from Madera ; Betty from Calais; Happy Return from Petersburgh; George and John, and Ramsgate both from Amster- dam ; and Penelope from Barbadoes The Postillion from France; Mouse from Riga ; Britania from Norway; Resolution from Barbary; Ann from Alicant; and Roman Emperor from Boston, The Speedwell from Dunkirk ; St. Quintin from Stockholm ; and Owners Adventure, and Blessing both from Norway. The Royal Prince from Vera Cruze. Clear'd Out. The Dutchess of Berry for France; William and Thomas for Guernsie; Gearish for the West Indies; and Mary for Maryland. The Catherine for Germany; Dunkirk Packet for Flanders; Neptune for Dunkirk ; and Two Brothers and Catherine both for France. The Henry and Julia for Spain ; Success for France Tavistock for Jamaica; and Planters Adventure for the West Indies. The Hannah, and Crown both for Spain ; Isabella for France ; and Duke of Cambridge for Ireland. The Tuscany for the Streights; Braganza for Lis- bon.; Moore for France ; Lisbon Packet for Spain ; Byam for Africa; Unity for HoIland ; William and James for Ireland ; Betty for the West Indies; and Prince Frederick for Jamaica. The William and Thomas for France; Dolphin for Holland ; St. Christopher for St. Christophers; and Newport for Barbadoes. CASUALTIES: Drowned 3. One at St. Dunstan at Stepney, One at St John at Wappin, and One at St Martin in the Fields. Excessive Drinking 1. Found murder'd at St. Mary at Islington 1. Kill'll by a Fall from his Horse at St. Andrew in Holborn x. LONDON; printed and Sold by J. R E A D, in White- Fryers near Fleet- Street. Where Advertisements are taken in.
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