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Printer / Publisher: John Hirst 
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Date of Article: 18/11/1732
Printer / Publisher: John Hirst 
Address: Leeds
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r From Tuesday November 21. to Tuesday November 18. 1732.. .( N°- 389.9 / N From the Grub- street Journal. Difficilist querulus, laudator temporis acti Se puero censor castigatorque minorum. Hor. de arte poetica. DECORUM, according to TULLY, is a certain gracefulness in well timing and properly adapting our Words and Actions. This Beauty and Pertinence of Behaviour comprehends, in a great Measure, the perfection of Reason and Humanity. The most excellent Men, in all Ages, have been justly distinguished for so noble and ornamental a System, in which the most significant Offices in Life are really and substantially circumscribed, The wise Man tells us, To every Thing there is a Season; and, indeed, in this valuable Observation the very definition of Duty itself seems to be contained. It is an Observation some hundred Years old, that most People are honest while they are young. As we advance in Years, we advance in the Knowledge of the World ; which Knowledge teaches dissimula- tion and cunning. Hence it comes to pass, that there are, I fear, but few Instances of a steady Honesty in old Men. I cannot help thinking it a Remark equally Just, that the modest Part of Mankind ( as the word Mo- dest is commonly understood to import an Opposition to Impudence ) consists chiefly of such as are in a Progression towards the middle Stage of Life. From the Time we come to lay aside our Childish Follies, we generally begin to see into our own Weaknesses and Imperfections; and from thence entertain such a Diffidence of Ourselves, as is truly necessary to pre- serve us from the Imputation of Arrogance and Self- Conceit. But as we grow older, we fancy Mankind has that Estimation for Age, as to imagine it experi- mentally Wise; and this Presumption often makes us obstinate and dogmatical. Women and Children, if Impudent and Headstrong, are generally so from their Ignorance : Old Men sometimes, as well from Ig- norance, as Pride, but chiefly from the latter. It is from the implicit Respect, to which old Men lay Claim, that many of them think they have a right of committing the most enormous Indecencics. They expect to be treated with what the World calls good Breeding; yet will seldom condescend to use any themselves. They censure the least Freedom of Speech in others; yet often in their own formal Dis- courses retail out the grossest Obscenity, and most antiquated Jests of Bawdry. And what renders these Men still more intolerable, is, that they never make the least Allowance to juvenile Extravagance, or youthful Gaiety. They despise Youth, because they are past it; as some Men, Who would be thought Philosophers, condemn Wealth, for no other Reason but because they are poor themselves. An old Fellow, who is, as it were, Monarch in his own House, and President of a Coffee- house Club, and needs not care for any Body, as the Expression [ Price; Two: Pence is thinks he has aa undoubted Right of saying and acting just what he pleads. His Age, he believes, gives a Credit and Sanities to every thing he offers. He sits in his Elbow Chair with a sagacious Pipe in his Mouth, interrogates Magisterially concerning o- ther People's Business, asserts with Boldness, and knocks you down with a Whiff, or a S , if you ask for an Argument.—— How melancholy is the Reflections to think, that Age, instead of making us wiser or better, for the most Part, serves only to swell us into a tyrannic and presumptuous Behaviour! If Men were always good and virtuous, in Propor- tion to their Years, how beautiful would be the Ap- pearance of grey Hairs, or of the wrinkles of old Age! But, alas! from remarking on the common run of old People, a Man of Sense would be almost glad never to arrive at an Age, which is but too generally attended with Self- conceit, Covetousness and Ill- nature, I would nor, by any Thing here sayed, be under stood, in the least, to derogate from the Respect which is due to Age, when it is accompanied with a humane and benevolent Disposition. I would even have young Men imitate the Egyptians and Lacede- monians, in rising from their Seats, at the Approach of those who are of elder Years. But then, in re- turn for such Civilities, I would have the Treatment of old Men to their Juniors to be Mild and Gentle, Affable and Condescending. Their Precepts should be inforced with Reasonings; their Commands, with Love. Severity, as it is the most desperate, so it is the last Remedy that should be used. If Peace and Obedience are equally the Result of a mild, as of a severe Government; the former should undoubtedly have the Preference, as it attains its End with the least Difficulty, and consequently is most agreeable to Reason. In Persons of Figure, Honour is certainly by much the most forcible principle of Action, except Religion. Nay, the Law of Reputation we find to be in some Instances fo powerful, as to get the better both of divine and human Laws co- operating together. This is but too evident, not only in the Case of Duelling, but many others. How Unhappy, therefore, must Mankind Continue, as long as Custom can fo far alter the Nature of Things, as that a Man's Cha- racter shall be impeached for not acting that which is really in itself both base and dishoneft ? Thus a Man, who lets slip an Opportunity with a Friend's Wife, or Sister, is reckoned a dull Fellow. As a Person, who is so good a Christian as to forgive an Injury, and is, doubtless, on that Account, the bet- ter qualified to Answer all the Ends of civil Society, shall be hunted, as it were, out of it, as an unwor- thy Wretch, who has not Courage enough to lay aside his Humanity, and cut his Neighbour's Throat. Could that Decorum, which TULLY describes, and which that inestimable Moralist makes to be in seperable from What he calls the Honestum; I say, ' could that be once established, as the infallible Touch Stone for the trying of Reputations, we should n0 longer hear Parasites extolling Men in Power and crying them up to the Skies, for such inglorious Qualities as a dexterous Dissimulation and an artful Manner of deceiving. Lawyers would be no longer called Ingenious and Clever, for un- derstanding and practising every Method of Delay, and arguing cunningly, tho' fallaciously, on the wrong Side of the Question. The Christian Clergy would lay Claim to no other Respect, but what they might justly demand from the Sanctity of their Lives and Conventions. In short, a Man of Virtue would be esteemcd, tho' he were in Rags; and a Man o'f Quality and Forture, who was vicious and immoral would be contemned and spurned at, tho' he were a Peer of the first Class, and could spend 10,000 1. per Ann. We should no longer see scraping old Dotards,' amassing up Riches, by all manner of dishonest Means; Arrogant in their Conversion ; Tyrants in their own Families, and always assuming on Account of their grey Hairs. The satyrical proverb; Happy is that Son, whose Father goes to the Devil, would be soon forgotten. Nor would young Men any longer be guided by petulant Inclinations, or waste their Time and Health in Debauchery and Riot; when by such a Conduct they must necessarily suffer in their Characters, and become infamous. Could Men be once brought to think indifferently of themselves, ' tis probable they would be more ready to entertain kind Sentiments of their Neighbours and to shew a due Sense of the Relations they bear to one another, by a constant intercourse of mutual good Offices. I believe that Insolence and ill Breed- ing will generally be found to arise from the Re- flection upon a Superiority, either of Fortune, or of Understanding ; when in Truth, if the richest, or the most knowing of Men, considered, with a proper Attention, their own Merits, they would soon be informed, that their Opulency is nothing but Vanity, and their Wisdom but Folly. I remember a pretty Thought in a French Book, in praise of which Sir William Temple speaks very largely, I mean the Plurality of Worlds. It is there say'd, that All Men's Wisdom depends upon the Ignorance of their Neighbours." This is so far true, that what- ever the wisest Man knows, in Comparison of infi- nite Sapience, is undoubtedly not of half that Con- sideration, tHat a drop of Water is in Companion of tha vast Ocean. The following remarkable Story may be seen in the Turkish History : I shall give it the Reader without making any Reflections On it; the Moral of it being too obvious, to be Mistaken SALADIN, the great Turkish Sultan, command- ed, when he was dying, no Solemnity to be used at his Burial; but only his Shirt, in the manner Ensign, made fast to the point of a Lance, to be carried before his dead Body ; a plain Priest going before, and crying thus aloud to the People " SALADIN, Conqueror of the East, of all the Greatness and Riches he had in this Life, carry with him, after his Death, nothing more than his Shirt to the Grave, From the London Evening- Post, November 21. Milan, October 19. THE future Fate of the four Corsican Chiefs, now Prisoners at Savona, is so variously dis- COurs'd of, that nothing can yet be ascertained. ' Tis whisper'd about as if the Serene Infante Don Carlos will return to Florence much sooner than was ex- pected. Amsterdam, Nov. 21. Letters from Paris of the 14th say, that the final Accommodation between King and Parliament was made at Fontainebleau on the 9th preceding, after an extraordinary Council held for that Purpose : The next Day Cardinal de Fleury sent for the First President, the Procurator, and Advocate General, and gave them Notice there- of ; upon which the First President made an excellent Speech by Way of Thanks to his Eminency : Soon after the Letters of Repeal were dispatch'd to the Exil'd Members, and the Opening of the Parliament fix'd to the 1st of December next: That a Report also was current, that the said Accommodation will be followed by a Declaration from the King, where- by to settle the Cognizance of Appeals for the future, and confirm the Parliament in all its Rights and Pri- vileges, that it may be henceforth enabled to main- tain the separate Authority of the Gallican Church, free from the Incroachments of the Court of Rome : That in short, this favourable Turn of Domestick Affairs had caused an universal Joy throughout all Paris. LONDON, We hear that by the Will of the late Duke of Bed- ford, which was made about 20 Months ago, he leaves his Dutchess ( besides her Jointure of 3000 1. per Ann.) 2000 1. her Plate, Jewels, and all the Furniture of her Apartments, to his Sister the Coun- tefs of Essex 500 1. per Ann. for Life ; to Sir Hum- phrey Monnoux, Bart. 1000 1. to Sir Pynsent Cher- nocke, Bart. 500l. and to Sir Pynsent's Son 500 1. and to her Grace's Woman 200 1. with several other Legacies, to the Amount of 25,0001. and leaves 50,000l. to discharge his Debts; and throughout tbe whole Will his Grace has shewn a most noble Spirit ( worthy the illustrious Family he was de- sended of) in the Distribistion of his Estate. Letters from Barcelona bring an Account, that more Troops are going thence for Ceuta; that Pre parations are still continued with Warmth for a new Expedition; and that ' tis reckoned the King of Spain has actually seventy Sail of Men of War in his Service. The Rev. Dr. Bundy, Rector of Barnet, Preben- dary of Westminster, and one of his Majesty's Chap- lains, was on Thursday presented by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster to the Vicarage of St. Bride's, London, worth 300 1. per Ann. vacant by the Death of the Rev. Mr. Evans, late one of the Prebendaries of Westminster. They write from Lanesborough, the Seat of the Right Hon. the Earl of Burlington, that one Day last Week several of his Lordship's Servants being in a Room playing at Cards, the Floor gave way on a sudden, and all the Company fell through into ano- ther Apartment; by which Mr. Simpson, the Earl's Steward, was much hurt; but none of the others received any Damage. On Wednesday laft the Dartford Stage Coach was stopt by a Highwayman near Shuters- Hill, who robb'd the Passengers of a considerable Sum of Money: . And on Thursday Morning the Coachman and a Black who was behind it when robb'd, were walking over London Bridge to return home, met the Robber on Horse- back, and both of them knowing him again, seized him, and carrying him before Sir Richard Brocas, and swearing the Robbery positively against him, he was committed to Newgate, in order to be sent to Maidstone Goal, to be try'd there the next Assizes. Yesterday Capt. Swale, Commander of his Maje- sty's Ship the Rye, who is appointed to carry over the Right Hon. the Lord Viscount Howe to his Go vernment of Barbadoes, wen down the River in the Royal Escape, to go on board his Ship at the Nore, and fail directly for Portsmouth, where his Lordship will embark. A fine Coach ( being a Present from his Grace the Duke of Rutland to the Lord Viscount Howe ) has been put on Ship- board, to go with his Lordship to Barbadoes. Last Thursday the Spanish Embassador was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society; and on Thurfday next he is to be at their Weekly Meeting in Crane Court in Fleet- street, when several curious Experiments will be shewn him. In the Will of Mr. Edmund Aleyne, Dry- Salter of London, who died lately at Lydd in Kent, are ( inter alia ) the following remarkable Legacies, viz, ' To Joseph Day, Esq; a New- Years- Gift, such as my Wife shall think proper. ' To Mr. Hutton, the Protection of the said Wo- man. ' To Mr. Sutton, my Sobriety. ' To Mrs. Sutton, my Taciturnity. And ' To Mr. Edward Berry, Attorney at Law, my Honesty.' On Saturday Morning last died in Pall- Mall the Lady Viscountcfs Fauconberg ; she was Daughter of Sir John Gage, of Firle in Sussex, Bart, and Mo- ther of the present Lord Viscount Fauconberg, and of the Wife of Colonel John Pitt, and several other Children. We hear that by her Death her Jointure of 22001. per Annum, goes to her Son Thomas Lord Viscount Fauconberg. About fifty Recruits will be put on board the Outward- bound Ships for the East- Indiss, to rein- force the Company's Garrisons at Fort St. George and Bengall. By Letters from Esher in Surrey, we have the following Account of an Adventure that happened about six Weeks since near that Place. A young Fellow had got up one Evening into a Pear Tree in order to steal the Fruit, but had not long been there before a young Man of the Town came into the Or- chard with a young Woman, and was very amorous with her, and us'd several Arguments to prevail with her to let him enjoy her; at last she consented and he took off his Coat ( quite new) and laid it down just under the Pear Tree, then laid the Damsel down and enjoy'd her; after which, the poor deluded Girl cry'd, Don't be unkind to me, pray love me, and what if I should be with Child: The Lover replied, I'll love you ai long as I live, and I'll take Care of the Child; and says the Man in the Tree, And I'll give you a shake of Peers, which he did, and they fell about the Loving Couple so plentifully, that they were terribly frightned, got up, and run away, the Lover leaving his Coat behind him, which the Fel- low in the Tree took and carried home ; and next Morning walk'd up and down the Town to see who would own it, which no Body, as yet, has thought fit to do. There having been for above these three Years past, a Dispute between the Societies of the Inner and Middle Temples, about their Boundaries, the Parties on both Sides understood so much of the Law, that they lately came to an amicable Settlement of all Differences; and thereupon the Society of the Inner Temple gave on Saturday last a grand Entertainment at their Hall to the Society of the Middle Temple, and it is hop'd all their Clients will fellow their ex- ample. They write from Worcester, that on the 8th Inst. died in that City, much lamented, James SaunderS, Esq; Mayor, who was sworn into that Office but the 8th of last Month. He was a true Son of the Church of England, a Friend to Monarchy, a Man of exemplary Courage and Conduct, and always sted- fast to his Friends. And on the 15th Samuel Tay- lor, Esq; High Alderman, was ( on Account of his Integrity and impartial Administration of justice) again chosen Mayor, and Benjjmin Lane, Gent. High Alderman, without Opposition, to the general Satisfaction of the Citizens. Yesterday 7- night being the Anniversary of the Accession of the glorious Queen Elizabeth, who en- tailed so many Blessings upon this Nation, that we shou'd still have been happy if we had preserved them, the same was observed by all Lovers of the true Eng. lish Constitution with the usual demonstrations of Joy, From Wye's Letter, November 11. A General Court of the South Sea Company being to be held to Morrow, to consider upon the Equivalent pro- posed by Spain to the Directors of the said Company for their annual ship, divers Remarks are published to Day shewing, ' That ' tis the Interest of every Proprietor ' of South Sea Stock to accept the Equivalent, which 1 is i per Cent, on the Return of the Flota and Gal- leons, as also on all Money and Effects which shall ' come registered by any other ships from those Places, ' where the Company have a Right of sending an an- nual Ship ; so that tbe Returns which the Company is to receive of z per Cent. Indulto thereon, will a- mount to 7000 /. whereas their Profit by their an- nual Ship, has ( with the greatest Frugality at Home, and Integrity and good Success abroad) a- mounted to little more than the Equivalent now of- fered -, upon the Supposition of a free Enjoyment ' of Trade, should a Seizure happen, the whole Capi- tal would be exposed, but if an Equivalent is ac cepted, in Case of a Rupture between the two Crowns, the Premium only can be lost. And as to the punctual Compliance with any Equivalent agreed on for the Surrender of the annual Ship, the Prejudice accruing to the Crown and Commerce of Spain by continuing the said annual Ship in the South Sea Company will be a sufficient Security, especially if it be stipu- lated, as of necessity it must, that in Case of Non- compliance, the Company shall be reinstated in the full Enjoyment of their Trade.' Many of the Dissenters bestir themselves more and more, in Relation to the grand Affair of having the Test Act taken of, both here and in Ireland, to which End several Agents are said to come hither from the last named Kingdom. By their Writings and Discourses they give us to understand, that their real Friends are very seldom among Ministers of State, but are to be found among such Gentlemen, as have, unto good Parts and Knowledge, joined a Freedom of Thought, and free Enquiry into Matters of Religion, and from whom they expect their best Endeavours to root and extirpate the evil spirit of Perfection from among them; and pray that they may be thus influenced; and that the supreme Author of Sacraments will be mercifully pleased to in- fluence the Legislature, to let the World see, that for the Glory of God, the welfare of Men's Souls, the Ease and Security of the Protestant Succession, they have the utmost Reason, and undoubtedly as much Power, to repeal the Sacramental Test, as the Legislature had to make their Law in the Reign of King Charles the 2d in England, or Queen Anne in Ireland, The Contest for and against reducing the Interest on East India Bonds to 3 and a half per Cent, continues to be agitated with as much Zeal as ever on both Sides Sides but as large sums in Bonds have been already marked at the aforesaid Allowance, and that their 3 per Cent. Bonds, carry a Premium of 1l. 16 s. the Stockholders still flatter themselves of carrying their Point. Saturday's Post. From the London- Evening Post, November zj. Paris, Nov. 17. PEOPLE are apt to think that the late fa- vourable Turn in the Conduct of the Court, with regard to the Domestick Differences between King and Parliament, will be shortly followed by some Change in the Ministry, the rather because the Cardinal de Fleuri is thought to bear the least Part in it. But these are Surmises with the Face of Probabi- lity,- on which we can as yet fix no Dependance. They continue to give out that the King will make a Progress next Summer to visit the Frontier Towns of Flanders. Tis assured his Majesty will not hunt again on Horseback these three Weeks, on account, some say, of the late Illness he contracted by over- heating himself ; whilst others are pleas'd to think that his Majesty begins to cool in the Pursuit of his Diversions, and to discover a warmer Tendency to somewhat of more Importance. We have a melan- choly Account of the great Mischief done in the Pro- vinces of Orleans and Bourbon, by the Inundation of the two Rivers, the Loire and Alier; several Trees being rooted up, and Houses overturn'd in the Country round about. The late excessive Rains have stopped the Letters from Spain, which were expected with some Impatience. The Smuglers of Dauphiny are said to be block'd up in the Mountains, by the Troops under the Command of the Count de Maille- bois, that they must either starve this Winter, or surrender at Discretion. From Rome we learn, that there is arrived in that City, a Son of the late Emperor of Morocco, being the Seventy sixth Son of that Prince, born of a Spanish Woman, who was the most beautiful and the great- est Favourite of his three Hundred Concubines. He is lodg'd in the Convent of the Arabian Monks, and the Abbe Surinan, who is perfectly well skill'd in the Oriental Languages, serves him as Interpreter, he has had an Audience of the Pope, who received him like a true Father, and has appointed him a Pension fit for a Prince. He is informing himself in the Doctrine of the Church of Rome, in order to become a Christian. Cardinal Coscia flatters himself that his Prosecution will be at an End about Christmas; it is presum'd it will cost him 400,000 Crowns, 200,000 of which he has already paid, which the Pope has given away towards the Repair of such Parish Churches where the Parishes were poor; Cardinal Fini has also paid into the Apostolick Chamber 150,000 Crowns, which is to be applied to the Uses of the Publick, contrary to the Custom of some other Nations. LONDON, The Rev. Mr. Wood, Vicar of Chiswick, is pre- sented by the Right Hon. the Earl of Burlington, to a Living of considerable Value in Yorkshire. And the Rev. Mr. Tho. Spateman, M. A. Rector of St. Bartholomew the Great, and one of the Pre- bendaries of St. Paul's Cathedral, succeeds Mr. Wood in the Vicarage of Chiswick. Yesterday was held a general Court of the South Sea Company, when they came to a Resolution not to carry on the Greenland Trade any longer, and to sell their Ships, which have been employ'd in that Trade at Publick Auction. The Proposals from the Commerce of Spain, by Sir Thomas Fitzgerald, the King of Spain's Agent, for allowing an Equivalent in Lieu of the Company's Right of lending an An- nual Ship to the Spanish Weft Indies, were consi- der'd ; and it being objected, that the Assiento Con- tract for supplying the Spaniards with Negroes, was attended with very great Loss to the Company, to compensate which the Liberty of sending an Annual Ship was granted as an Equivalent, ought also to be given up, if that Privilege was, which no Part of this Proposal made any mention of: But Sir Thomas being present, replied, he would be ready in 14 Hours to treat with them on that Subject. Sir John Eyles then took Notice, that as the Right of sending an Annual Ship was procured by the Crown, he apprehended the Company had no Power to dispose of it, it being a National Concern; and the Court agreeing with him in Opinion, the Consider- ation of that Affair was suspended. A rich Bed of Crimson Velvet, with Gold Fringes and Laces of most exquisite Workmanship, and other rich Ornaments, which is said to have cost 3000 1, is finished in order to be sent down to Sir Robert Walpole's Seat, at Houghton in Norfolk. Yesterday a new Ship was launch'd at Blackwall for the Service of the East- India Company, being upwards of 500 Tons, and named the Heathcote, to be commanded by Capt. Tolson, and to proceed di- rectly for Bombay. On Friday was 7- night in the Evening two Gen- tlemen coming to Charles Square in Hoxton, disco- vered in the Field a Bundle, which both ran to snatch up in a great Hurry, the last calling out with all his Might, Half mine, Half mine; but when they came to look into the Bundle, they found it was a new- born Female Infant wrapt up in two or three Blankets; whereupon they both disclaimed their In- terest, and carried it to the Workhouse to be taken care of. We hear lately from Wye in Kent, that a poor Man with Gaming Horse and Dancing Monkey, coming to perform there, was taken sick and died ; but having no Money in his Breeches, the Officers of the Parish seized his Horse for defraying the Bu- rial- Charges, and the Parson took the Monkey for his Dues. N. B. The Gentleman was sold for four Shillings, which was reckon'd a good Bargain. The Cause which has been so long depending be- tween Knox Ward, Esq ; and Miss Holt, was lately by Arbitration amicably decided to the Satisfaction of Miss Holt. We hear from Kirby Moreside in Yorkshire, that they had on the 10th Instant a most violent Storm of Hail, which began about 7 o' Clock in the Even- ing, and lasted till about half an Hour past Ten at Night, when many of the Houses were fill'd with Water by which the People were put into a very great Consternation. Yesterday several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Hertford, shew'd Cause why an Information should not be filed against them, on the Complaint of Thomas Mabson, who lately kept a Distiller's Shop in the Town of Barnet; and upon hearing Counsel, the Judges unanimously declared there was no Foundation for an Information, and dischargcd the Rule. On Saturday last died Mr. Christopher Pinchbeck, Watchmaker in Fleet- street, who was so famous an Artist in the making ot Musical Clocks, and in the making of a fine Metal, which has so near a Resem- blance to Gold, that the Difference cannot be disco- vered but by good Artists. Yesterday the Algerine Envoys took leave of their Majesties and the rest of the Royal Family, at Rich- mond, designing to set out To- morrow for Portsmouth to embark there for Gibraltar and Tetuan; on their Way home. Diseases and Casualties this Week Diseases, Aged 35. Consumption 83. Convul- sion 143, Dropsy 15. Fever 70. Small- Pox 31. Stilborn 9, Teeth 19. Casualties. Drowned in the River of Thames, buried at St. George's in the East 1. Overlaid 4. Christen'd Males 194. Females 163. In all 357 Buried Males 226. Female 258. In all 484 Decreased in the Burials this Week 36. Whereof have dy'd, From Wye's Letter, November 23. Pamphlets continue to be published representing, that there is the greatest Reason earnestly to desire an entire Union among all Protestants, who wish well to his Majesty's most sacred Person and Government, but that this Union can never be effected while the Sacramental Test is continued in Force, because by that Law a great Body of loyal Protestant Subjects are hindered to serve their Protestant King and Country. Yesterday Mr. Baily, one of his Majesty's Messengers, was dispatched from the Secretarys Office at Whitehall with Affairs of Importancy to the King at Richmond. From whence their Majesties and all the Royal Family will come to Morrow to St. James's for the Winter- Season. After all the Endeavours of the Stockholders of the East- India Company, ' tis believed they will not be able to get such a Number of Bonds marked at 3 1 half per Cent, as will answer their Expectation. We are told, that the Dutchess of Kendal has up- wards of 70000l. in Bands of that Company, and that she, as well as the Dutchess of Marlborough, insists upon having 4 per Cent, continued, or to be paid off in Specie. To Day the Inventories of the Lands, Tenements Goods, Debts, and personal Estates, of the late Mana- gers of the Charitable Corporation, as delivered to the Barons of the Exchequer, were published, by which it appears, that the Total of the real Estate if Sir Robert Sutton amounts to 4877 /, 14s besides personal Estates, Debts, Jewels, Plate, & c. and those of the others to considerable Sums, as will go a great way towards reimbursing the poor Sufferers, if applied, as no doubt but it will, to their use, at least in a good Measure. The Torrington Man of War is arrived at Plymouth from Spain, with the Corps of the Duke of Bedford on Board. On Thursday last died at Gloucester, after a lingring Illness, Sir John Guise, Bart, and is succceded in Ho- nour and Estate by his only Son, new sir John Guise. Bart. Yesterday the Right Hon. Arthur Onslow, ; and several other Persons of Distinction, dined with the Archbishop of Canterbury at his Palace at Lambeth. The Right Hon. George Eart of Macclesfield having lately presented the Rev. Mr. Thornbury, one of his Lordship's Chaplain's, to the Rectory of Stock- Talmage in the County of Oxford, worth about 190/. per Ann, a Dispensation hath this Week passed the great Seal to enable him to hold the Rectory of Stoke, together with the Vicarage of Thame in the same County, On Tuesday last at the Apollo in the Devil Tavern, Temple Bar, was held a Quarterly Communication of the Honourable and ancient Sceiety of Free Masonst where were present, among others, Thomas Batson Esq ; Deputy Grand Master, Lord Southwell, late Grand Master of Ireland ; Lord Colraine, several others of the first Quality, and a great Appearance of Gentry Monday From Wye's Letter, November 15. Since our last arrived two Mails from Holland, and two from France. BY the above Mails yesterday we have an Ac- count, that on the 3d Instant nine Algerine Men of War entered the Port of Oran, one of 70 Guns, and the rest between 40 and 50 Guns; the Garrison fired above 1500 Cannon Balls upon them, but to no Purpose. The Court of Spain, upon re- ceiving this Advise, sent Orders to four Men of War which were in those Seas to join two Malteze Ships which lay at Alicant, and to go and attack the Alge- rines, so that they hourly expected the News of a Naval Engagement. From Florence ' tis advised, that the Emperor had sent a Letter to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, ex- horting him to make Void what passed on Midsummer Day last, when the Infante Don Carlos took the Oath of the States of Tuscany in the Name of his Royal Highness; to which that Prince answered, ' That his Imperial Majesty had sent him a greater Prince than himself, and by Consequence he was no longer Master.' The Death of King Victor Amedeus is like to oc- casion some Alterations at the Court of Turin, per- haps an Alliance with France, which the Minister of the last named Crown endeavours to effect with as much Zeal as the renewing an Alliance with Switzerland. The Plague rages fo violently on the Frontiers of Turkey, that they have sent from Vienna six learned Physicians and 30 Surgeons, with 30 Chiefs of Me- dicines to Hungary to serve in Case of need against it, and neither Goods nor Passengers are suffered to come thither from the said Frontiers. The Poles have also polled 10,000 regular Troops on the Frontiers, to prevent the Plague spreading that Way. There is great Joy at Paris at the exiled Members being returned, considering how much the People have suffered by a Suspension of Justice for eighteen Months past. LONDON, On Thursday laft the Corpse of the Lady Viscoun- tess Fauconberg was carried from her late House in Pall- Mall, in order to be interr'd in a Vault with the Ancestors of that Family near York. His Majesty has been pleased to grant Leave to the Rev. Dr. Henry Herbert, Chaplain to the two Royal Battalions of Foot commanded by the Earl of Ork- ney, to go for some Time to Georgia, to assist in settling the Affairs relating to Religion in that Colony. The Bourdeaux Merchant, Capt. Beach, bound from Bourdeaux to London, founder'd lately in the Channel, but her Crew were taken up by a Dutch Ship. The Greenland Ships, of which Inventories are or- dered to be taken, as also of the rigging, Stores, & c. are so strong and well built, that ' its believed they will he sold for near their full Value, the Virginia and Sugar Merchants have already bid largely for them. For want of Room in our last we could net ac- quaint you, that after the General Court had agreed, that the said Trade should be carried on no longer by them, a Proposal of a Person to whom the Management of the Greenland Fishery had been committed, as to the hiring Dutch Seamen employed therein, and preparing the Oyl, & c. was read, offering to hire the Company's Ships for next Years whale Fishery, but some observing, that as he was a Person who had drawn the Company into so great Losses by undertaking that Trade, he ought not to be regarded, and according his Proposal was rejected. Some reckon the Losses at about 80 thousand Pound. Yesterday their Majesties and all the Royal Family came to St. James's Palace from Richmond. And A Proclamation is daily expected for the Parliament to meet in January. We hear that in a few Days several Promotions will be made in the Army. Many People are of Opinion, that an Attempt will certainly be made, by Petitions from divers Parts of the Country to the Parliament, at their next Meeting, for rejecting the Corporation and Test Acts. A Pamphlet is just published wherein the Author, amongst other Things, tells us, he has read over the Controversy between the present Bishop of Salisbury and Dean Sherlock, now Bishop of Bangor, and owns the former has in so convincing and masterly a Manner shewn, that the Test Act is such a notorious Profanation and Prostitution of the sacred Institution of the Lord's Supper, that he should be surprized to find any honest Churchman oppose the Removal of that Grievance ; and speaking of the Clergy says, tbey are not such self denying Gentlemen as always to oppose the Interest from whence their Preferment must come, and believes the Convo- cation is made of other sort of Men than heretofore. Last Week in digging up two old Posts in a Garden at Tilbury in Essex, there was found a Pot full of old Silver Coin of our ancient Kings, to the Quantity of near half a Peck. BANKRUPTS, since out last. Noah Cholmondeley, of St. Andrew's Holbourn, London, Stationer and Bookseller. John Eaton, late of the City of Bristol, Merchant. South Sea 104 3 qrs. Annuities 109 1 qr. Bank 149. India 154. advertisements. A To be LETT, T New- Hall, in the Township of Beeston and Parish of Leeds, a Farm ( entire or in Par- cel.) now in the Occupation cf William Hepworth, consisting of 76 Acres of Meadow, Arrable and Pasture Ground, with good Convenience of House, Barm and Stables: The Land to be entered to at Candlemas neat. Enquire of Mr. Robert Denison in Leeds. To be LETT, AVery good Stone House, with Out- housing, situate on the Top of Oulton- Green, also a considerable quantity of Land, and a very good Kiln and Tan- Yard, besides other Conveniences, being fit for a Tanner or Clothmaker. Enquire of Mr. Prince of Coal Coats near Leeds, or Mr, Butterfield of Woodlesforth. To be SOLD, A Messuage or Tenement commonly call'd Shibden- Mill, with a Barn and other Outhousing, and above twenty Days Work of good Meadow and Arable Ground thereto belonging, situate and being in the Township of North - owram, in the Parish of Hallifax; and also a well customed Water Corn Mill and a drying Kiln thereunto belonging, which said Premisses are now in the Possession of a good Tenant, and are in very good Order and Repair. Enquire of Mr. Samuel Lister, Mercer in Hallifax, ot whom further Particulars may be had. To be L E T T, To enter to the 2d of February next. THORNTON- HALL, IN Bradford Dale, in the County of York, with Outhousing, Gar- dens and about one hundred and twenty Days Work of good Land thereto belonging, being a very convenient Place for a Gentleman or able Tradesman. Enquire of Charles Ratcliffe, of Whittle- Place in Ealand, Gent. To be LETT, IN Hallifax, a House lately the Sign of the White- Bear, with a large Stable well Stall'd, a Yard, Gar- den, Outhousing, and other Conveniences thereunto belong- ing. very proper for an Inn- keeper or Tradesman. Enquire of Robert Butterfield in Hallifax, where Particulars may be had. To be SOLD, Entire or Seperate. FIVE dwelling Houses, with Stables, Garden, and a Croft, with Water in the back Side, and all Conveniencies new built. Enquire of John Foster, Ironmon- ger in Northgate Wakefield, where the Premisses may be seen To be SOLD, In Hunslet- Lane near LEEDS AGood new House with other Houses, also Warehouses, Work Shops, Chambers, Barn, Stable, Cow- house and Croft adjoining the same, and other Convem- encies, fit for a Merchant or Cloth Dressers, in the Possession of Mr. Kilvington or his under Tenants, late the Estate of Mr. Moore and Sons. Also a little new built House, in the Market Place in Wakefield, being but one Room and a Closet on a Floor, three Stories high, with a Kiichin under the Shop, and a Cellar under that, in the Possession of Mr. Innman, Stationer. Enquire of Mrs. Frances Moore, Widow, or Mr. John Hatfeild in Wakefield, or of Roger Heald in Leeds. TH E Good Sale that Dr. DAFFEY's Original and famous Cordial Elixir hath met with, and the many great Cures it hath done in most of the principal Cities & Towns in GREAT BRITAIN, and IRELAND, particularly in the Counties of YORK- SHIRE and LANCASHIRE, has encouraged fome ignorant apish Quacks, who know nothing of the Pre- aration, to send down a Spurious Sham Sort into the Country, publishing the same to be the true Elixir. Therefore this Friendly Caution is given to all Persons that have Occasion to buy, That all Persons may be sup- plied with Dr. DAFFEY's Original and famous Cordial Elixir, truly prepared at LONDON, by John Hirst, at his Printing Office in Leeds, Joseph Lord, Bookseller in Wakefield, Mrs. Grace Green in Sheffield, Mr. Askwith in Pontefract, Mr. Wood, Grocer in Bradford, Mr. Fielding, Bookseller, and Mrs. Stephenson in Hallifax, Mr. Wilkinson in Brighouse, and at his Shop in Huddersfield, Mr. Wilkinson in Elland, Mr. Whit- worth, Bookseller, and Mr. Thomas Wilson, Peruke- maker in Manchester, Mr. Grice, Bookseller in Ormskirk, Mr. Higgin- son, Bookseller in Warrington, M-. Laland, Bookseller in Wigan, Mr. Anyon, in Red- cross- street, Liverpool, Mrs. Prescot, Bookseller in Preston, Mr. Lord, Shopkeeper in Rochdale,- Mr. Rowbotham in Bolton, Mr. Cheney, shop- keeper in Northwichi Mn. Leckonby, Apothecary in Garstang, Mr. Condliff, Bookseller in Maxfield, Mr. Hewit, Bookseller in Knutsford, Mr. Leigh Page, Bookseller in Chester, Mr. Pool, Apothecary in Alteringham, Mr. Addison, Hardwareman in Prescot, Mr. Gough, Bookseller in Whitchurch, Mr. Hop- kins, Bookseller in Lancaster, Mr. Wickstead, Bookseller in Wrexham, Mrs. Anne Wood in Rotherham, William Hudson, Sadler and Ironmonger, and Abraham Blackbourn in Skipton. This is that excellent Elixir that has cured several Hundreds of Families of Agues and Fevers, the now raging Distempers of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, and several other Counties, when other medicines could do no good. For your Health's Sake be carefull that each Bottle be sealed as In the Margin. Leeds: Printed and Sold by John Hirst; where Advertisements are taken in at 2s 6d. each.
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