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Berrow's Worcester Journal


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Date of Article: 01/01/1756
Printer / Publisher: Berrow 
Address: Office in Goose-Lane, near the Cross
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BERROW's Worcester JOURNAL. [. Printed at his OFFICE in Goose- Lane, near the Cross. Price Two- Pence. THURSDAY, January 1, 1756. N° 2422 FRIDAY'S and SATURDAY'S POSTS. Arriv'd a MAIL from FRANCE. MALAGA, November 25. H E Effects of the Earthquake here appear more and more every Day : Many Houses that did not seem to have received any Hurt, being ready to fall, and are forced to be propp'd , to prevent their tumbling, before they - were taken down, in order to be re- built ; insomuch, that a Decree has been published to prevent any Coach or Cart passing through the Streets, lest the Jarring should shake the Houses down. Extract of a Letter from Cadiz, Dec. 2. " The grand City of Mequinez is no more ; it was bu- ried in the Bowels of the Earth the 19th of Nov. by a vio- lent Shock, which likewise swallowed up at several Leagues Distance two Camps of moving Arabs, upwards of four hundred Tents, containing twenty five or thirty Persons each, with a large Track of Country: The City ot Fez escaped little better, not half the Buildings and Inhabi- tants remaining. Monaco, and the Neighbourhood, have also suffer'd greatly ; and the whole Frame of the Earth is still in Motion. Letters from Gibraltar, dated Nov. 28, give the same Account." SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, Dec 16. The Dunlop, Bogle, is arrived in Clyde from Virg; nia In her Passage she met with very bad Weather, her Boat and three of her Hands being washed overboard. She brings Advice, that the Price of Tobacco is risen from 12s. 6d. to 25s. per Hundred. Also that Col. Dunbar was arrived at Albany with 1500 Men; and that the Indians on the Frontiers still continued vary troublesome, scalping all the British they could lay their Hands upon. LONDON, Thursday, DECEMBER 25. Advices from Lisbon, lately arrived, say, that the Brazil Fleet was arrived at that Place, which say they cruized in the Latitude of the Western Islands for many Days, but could not make them ; so judged they were swallow'd up by the late Earthquakes. It is supposed there were on the said Islands one hundred thousand People. Two Ships, laden with Flour, bound from Philadelphia to the Azores, or Western Islands, have put into the Ta- gus; and that the Crews have reported, that they sought those Islands, but could not find them ; so that it is fear'd they have been destroy'd and sunk by the late Earth- quakes. By Letters from the Madeiras we are informed that the Waters, after rising to a very great Height, fell again in so extraordinary a Manner as to discover several Rocks which were never known of before. On the Return of the Waters to the Ocean, they carried 200 Pipes of Wine from the Keys. We have Advice by a Ship arrived at Seville from Ma- deira, that when she left that Place, near one half of that Island was destroy'd by Earthquakes. Capt. Motherwell, of the Jean, arrived in the Clyde, from St. Lucar, reports, that on the 1st of November last, between Nine and Ten in the Forenoon, 40 Leagues West of Cape St. Vincent, in easy Weather, he felt his Ship agitated with such Violence, that the Anchors, which were lashed, bounced up, and the Men were thrown 18 Inches from the Deck; that of a sudden the Ship sunk In the Water as low as her Main Chains, on which some of the Hands ran to the Pumps, and others to cut the Lashings of the Long boat; but finding their Pumps dry, they haved their Lead, and drawing up the Line they found it tinged with a yellow Colour, and that it smelled of Sulphur; at the same Time there appeared some Flashes of Lightning, which made them conclude it was an Earthquake. This Shock lasted about ten Minutes; they now and then felt smallest Degrees of it for twenty four Hours thereafter. Letters from Florence, dated Nov. 29, say, that the continual Rains that have fallen in those Parts for a Fort- night past, have occasioned great Damages by the Over- flowing of the Rivers, and particularly the Arno, which has laid all the lower Parts of that City under Water The Bristol Man of War, which is one of the Convoy to the homeward bound Turky Ships, ran on a Rock near Cadiz, Part of which stuck in her Bottom, She got into Cadiz Harbour, in order to be examined ; which will re- tard the Arrival of the Turky Ships near a Month. The Rock she struck on was not known of till this Accident happened. There are Letters in Town from Nantz, importing, that the French King's Patience being quite exhausted, his Most Christian Majesty would forthwith order Repri- sals to be made at Sea upon the English ; but as they have been more than once mistaken in this Point, we may be allow'd to suppose a Confirmation is wanted this Time. They also tell us from Nantz, that a Ship is arrived there from Quebec, with Advice, that the French, at the Instigation of the Indians in their Interest, had sent a Messuage to Sir William Johnson, requiring him to re- lease their General, Baron Dieskau, otherwise they ( the Indians) would put to the Sword all the English Prisoners they had in their Hands. We hear that a secret Negotiation is carrying on be- tween Great Britain and France, in order to a speedy Peace ; and have good Ground to believe the Report is true, that Application has been made, and great Respect shewn to an English Gentleman of great Rank and Dis- tinction, to whom some agreeable Articles have been pro- posed, in order to bring about an Accommodation. By the Meriah, Capt. Robinson, arrived in the River from New- York, Advice is received of the Death of Mr. Henry Hansen, many Years a Merchant of that City ; and that the French General died at Albany the Begin- ning of November last. A French Ship, from Senegal, is sent into Plymouth by the Sheerness, who took her on the 11th lnstant, after a running Fight of four Hours, in which one Man on board the Sheerness was killed, said to be Mr. Page, her Pilot, and three Men on board the Prize. A Ship from St. Domingo, and another from Martinico, laden with Sugar, Coffee, Indigo, Sec. are carried into Mahon, by the Princess Louisa Man of War. The Joseph and Hannah, Ansty, arrived at Poole from Denia, being boarded by two Boats from the Tender in Studland Bay, to impress the Hands, a Skirmish ensued, in which two of the Ship's Company were hurt, and one of the Tender's Men such an unfortunate Blow, that he died in two Days after. The Coroner's Inquest brought in their Verdict, Manslaughter, by a Person un- known, in defending himself from being impressed. They write from the Sound, that a large Swedish Ship laden with Deals and some Cases of Copper Coin, was lost coming from Stockholm to the Streights. Thursday last a Dutch Hoy, loaded with Salt and Pipe- staves, from Rotterdam for Bourdeaux, was lost between Bishopstone and Seaford. The Master and five Men were saved with great Difficulty, one Man and a Boy were drowned. As this Ship stood whole but a very little Time the Salt was all lost ; the Pipe- staves are most of them saved. The Expedition, Pawson, from Falmouth to Naples, is lost at Teriffa near Cadiz. Two Portuguese Ships are taken by the Algerines. This Week several Vessels, laden with Naval Stores, sailed for America. This Day there was a numerous and splendid Appear- ance of Nobility, & c. at Court, to pay their Compli- ments to his Majesty ; and the Knights Companions of the Most Noble Orders of the Garter, Thistle, and Bath, appeared in the Collars of their respective Orders. At Noon his Majesty and the Royal Family, preceded by the Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms, went to the Chapel- Royal ; and, after receiving the Holy Communion, his Majesty made an Offering at the Altar of a Wedge of Gold, called the Byzant. Friday last Ellis Cunliffe, Esq; was unanimously chosen Member of Parliament for Liverpool in the room of Mr. Hardman, lately deceased. James Vetch, Esq; is elected Member of Parliament for the Shire of Dumfries, in the room of the Earl of Drum- lanrig, incapable to sit, being a Peer's eldest Son. The King has been pleased to appoint George Augustus Selwyn, Esq; Member for Gloucester City, to be Pay- Master of his Majesty's Board of Works, in the room of Denzil Onslow, Esq; The King has been pleased to appoint Howel Gwynne, Esq; to be Lieutenant and Cullos Rotulorum of the County of Radnor, in the room of William Perry, Esq; The Hon. John York, Esq; is appointed to the Office for the Execution of the Laws and Statutes concerning Bankrupts. We hear there is a Dispute about the Resignation of a Post, said to be lately disposed of. Capt Sir William Wiseman, and Capt Ransford, are appointed Aids de Camp to the Hon. Lord Tyrawley. We hear that a Serjeant and Corporal of each Company in the Train of Artillery, are ordered to go a Recruiting, in order to raise Men for his Majesty's Service, and that great Encouragement is to be offered to those who enter into the Service. We hear that his Majesty has been pleased to appoint several Serjeants in the Guards to be Officers in the Ten Regiments intended to be raised. Mr. Costor is appointed one of the Choir of his Ma- jesty's Chapel- Royal, in the room of Mr. Prince Gre- gory, deceased. Lall Saturday died, in the 76th Year of his Age, at his House called Thanckes, near Plymouth, Thomas Graves, Esq; a Rear Admiral This Gentleman was much beloved by the Seamen, having been often in Ac- tion, and always behaved well. At the taking of Gib raltar he was the first Officer who got over the Walls, and was a Lieutenant of the Ranelagh, of 80 Guns, second to Sir George Rooke, that engaged Admiral Tholouse in the Fight off Malaga. In the last War he began the At- tack upon Carthagena, and was afterwards in the Marl- borough, of 90 Guns, Commodore of the Blue Division of Admiral Matthews's Fleet. On Monday Night died, at his House in Hatton- Gar- den, Dr. Benjamin Bosanquet, an eminent Physician. One Morning last Week, Mrs. Lee, an elderly Lady, possess'd of near 500 I. ' a Year, who had been disordered in her Mind for many Years past, was found dead at her House in Theobald's- Row, naked, and with Stains of Blood on several Parts of her Body. A large Quantity of Portugal and other Pieces of Money were found scattered up and down the House. It is remarkable she always af- fected a mean Appearance, and lived frequently without a Servant. According to the General Bill published by the Parifh Clerks of London this Year, there have been 15,209 Christenings, and 21,917 Burials, which are 779 fewer Burials than last Year. Of these 1662 are reported to have died of old Age, 77 of them were between 90 and 100, one aged 101, and another 107 ; but 9804 were un- der five Years of Age. There have been christen'd in the 114 Parishes in the City of London 5377 and 6971 buried j in tho rishes of Westminster 3722 christen'd, and 4721 buried } and in the 23 Out- Parishes of Middlesex and Surry, 6110 christened, and 10,225 buried On Monday last all the Debtors that were confined in the Gatehouse were discharged from thence, by the chari- table Donation of a Lady deceased, who has left Money to discharge annually for ever, just before Christmas, from that Gaol and Whitechapel Prison, all Debtors who stand charged in Executions from the Court of Conscience. We hear that at Chertsey, Staines, and other Places Westward, the Waters are so much out it is dangerous travelling; that a little Village called Wrasbury is entire- ly under Water, and the Inhabitants go to one another's Houses in Boats, and are forced to fetch Provisions from Staines to Datchet by Water; that it is very dangerous towing the Barges up, the Horses going almost up to their Backs a great Way together in Water, and being frequent- ly forced to swim. On Tuesday last Alexander Thompson, a Bankrupt, was committed to New Prison by John Fielding, Esq; being charged with not surrendering himself to the Com- missioners pursuant to Act of Parliament. The same Person was likewise detained upon Suspicion of wilfully and maliciously setting his House on Fire. And Yesterday John Parkins was committed to the same Place, by the same Gentleman, for Forgery. Michael Slade and Richard Evans are both committed to the Gatehouse, for speaking treasonable and disrespect. ful Words of his Majesty and his Government. Last Thursday Mr. John Lindop, of Birmingham, was married to Miss Harris, of Coventry ; an agreeable Lady with a Fortune of 30001, On Tuesday se'nnight, as Mr Davis, of Wellington, in Shropshire, was going to Shiffnal Market, he was stop- ped between Prior's Lee and the Turnpike by a Footpad, who struck Mr. Davis on ihe Head; on which Mr. Davis knock'd him down with his Whip, and rode off; but the Footpad crying out, another appear'd from behind the Hedge, who fired a Pistol after Mr. Davis At the Sittings at Guildhall, London, on Saturday the 13th Instant, was tried, before the Lord Chief Justice Ryder, a Cause wherein William and Cluer Dicey, and Co. of Bow- Church- Yard, Proprietors of Dr. Bateman's Drops, were Plaintiffs, and Joseph Russell, of Queen- Street, London, Defendant, for the Defendant's selling a Medicine as, and for, Dr. Bateman's Pectoral Drops, • prepared by the Plaintiffs, in Bottles sealed in Imitation of the Plaintiffs, and with printed Papers resembling theirs ; when, after a full Hearing, the Jury, without going out of Court, found a Verdict for the Plaintiffs, for Damages and Costs of Suit; which Verdict, together with a for- mer one, obtained some Time since, againd one Randal, in Bread Street, for a like. Complaint, will, ' t - to be hoped, prevent any more such projects, and' fully prove to all the World, that thetrue Medicine, called Dr. Bate- man's Pectoral Drops, is sold only at the said Dicey sen Co's Warehouse in Bow Church Yard, Cheapside, and by Retail at such other Shops in Town and Country as they admit of. SUNDAY'S and MONDAY'S POSTS. AMERICA. NEW YORK, October 13. BY the latt Accounts from Lake George, we are told, that on the 28th of September, a Scout of four Men sent out to view the French at Tieronderaga, are returned, and reported, that the Enemy at that Place had a Camp and Fort as large as ours; and that On the other' Side of the Streight they have another of about 1000 Men. A Scout of thirteen Men, who have been at Crown Point, were also returned, and brought in one of the Enemy's Scouts They gave the same Account as above. New York, 03. 28. From Halifax in Nova Scotia we are informed, that a Sloop ot War, Capt. Rous, was re- turned there from a six Weeks Cruize on the French En- croachments on Newfoundland, where he had laid waste all their Fisheries and Improvements, and sent the Inha- bitants off the Island to Louisbourg ; the said Sloop of War has taken two Ships and two Snows with Fish, Salt, Oil, & c. also a Ship with Provisions from St. Malo's for New France ; likewise taken a Snow and Dogger from Old France with Provisions: On board the Vessels taken by Capt. Rous there were 3870 Barrels of Flour, 1176 firkins of Butter,' 750 Barrels of Pork, and 1200 Casks of Brandy, besides Cases of Cordials, & c. Philadelphia, Oi 30. Within these few Days several additional Quantities of Arms and Ammunition have been purchased by a Committee of Assembly, and sent up in Waggons for the Use of the Back Inhabitants. We hear that a Place of some Strength is building by the Inhabi- tants near Penn's Creek, to retire to in case of an Alarm ; and that some Swivels hsve been purchased for their Use by the Committee, and sent up, together with two Can- non, given by a Gentleman in this City. COUNTRY NEWS. York, Dec 23. It was found by the Verdict of the Coroner's jury on the Body of Sir Reginald Graham, Bart that the Drinking of Tea, with something of poi- sonous Quality therein, had been the Cause of his Death ; but that it did not appear from whence, 0r by what Means, the Tea became so affected. A Reward therefore of 100I. is offered for a Discovery of any Poison or poisonous In- gredient having been given or sold to any of the said Sir Reginald's Domesticks, or other Person for their Use, within two Months before Sir Reginald's Death, whereby any Person shall be legally convicted of having wilfully given such Poison to Sir Reginald, which shall be legally adjudged to have been the Cause of his Death. A Let ter from Glowson, near the River Wye, in the County of Hereford, Dec 23. " Last Thursday Night, about Nine o'Clock, we were alarmed here by a terrible Shock of an Earthquake, at- tended with o great rumbling Noise ; and our Fright was such, that we thought the World was at an End. About a Quarter of a Mile from hence, it sunk an Acre and a Half of Land into the River Wye, swallowing up all the Trees and every Thing that grew thereon. LONDON, Saturday, DECEMbEr 27. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Whitehall, Dec 27 The King has been pleased to constitute and appoint the following Lord and Gentlemen to be Colonels of ihc Regiments ot Foot to be forthwith raised for his Majesty's service: James Abercrombie, Esq; Robert Napier, Esq; Hedworth Lambton, Esq; William Whitmore, Esq; John Campbell, Esq; Charles Perry, Esq; Charles Manners, Esq; commonly called Lord Charles Manners, John Arabin, Esq; Robert Anstruther, Esq; and Charles Montagu, Esq; The King has been pleaded to grant unto the Right Honourable Wills Hill, Earl of Hilsborough, the Office of Treasurer 0f his Majesty's Chamber, in the room of Richard Arundell, Esq; The king has been pleased to order Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the Kingdom of Ire- land, for granting unto the Right Hon. John Earl of Sand- wich, the Right Hon. George Earl of Cholmondeley, and Weibore Ellis, Esq; the Office or Offices of Vice Treasurer and Receiver General and Paymaster General of all the Revenues, Profits, and Casualties whatsoever, that are or shall be due to his Majesty in the said Kingdom : As also the Office ot Treasurer at War there.— Thus far Gaz. . They write from Dresden in Germany, that very ad- vantageous Proposals have been made to their Court, to engage it to deny a Passage to the Russian Troops, if, on any Occasion, they should offer to march through its Do- minions, and to join with Prussia to Oppose any Attempt that may be made to gain such Passage by Force. But what these advantageous Proposals are, is not at present to be ascertained. » It hath been already mention'd, that the Governor of Martinico sent in September a Flag of Truce, to acquaint ths Governor of Antigua that he purposed to take Posses- sior, 0f St Lucia ; but that the true Intent of sending 4,1. Flag ot Truce was supposed to be to gain lntelli - gence: A Letter trom Antigua, by Capt. Taylor, advises, that another Flag of Truce- was Sent to Barbadoes, where 11c Captain, being made drunk, confessed that the French < jt> » h< I ei to attack St. K itt's The Forts at Antigua „ re into a proper State of Defence. About a Fortnight before Capt. Taylor sailed, they had a small Shock of an Earthquake at Antigua, which did no Damage. And for two Days before his Departure, there was a Sea without the Bar, as had not been known ' in the Memory of Man. And the Day he sailed, at one Time all the Water at the Wharfs, which used to be six Feet, was not two Inches; and presently after the Wharfs, which are ten Feet high, were overflowed. There is certain Advice from America of Sir William Johnson's being marched to attack Crown Point. Commodore Frankland, who commands at the Lee- ward Islands; has taken and carriid into Antigua, the St. Pierre, from Martinico for Marseilles, laden with Sugar ; the Grand Due d'Aquitaine, from Bourdeaux for Cape Francois; the Partein, with 280 Slaves, and the Alcion, with 511, both from Africa for St. Domingo. It is reported, that several French Turky Ships, home ward- bound, have fallen into the Hands of the English. Capt. Allen, arrived from Lisbon spoke with two Portu guese Commanders, who said they could not find the Western Isles, and therefore supposed them to be swallowed up by the late Earthquake. Some late Letters from Lisbon inform us, that the poor Remnant of that City remains still in the open Fields ; that at present they suffer much by heavy Rains; and that Provisions of all sorts, and other Necessaries of Life, were very scarce among them, altho' eVery Thing was enjoy d in common. Extract of a Letter from Portsmouth, Dec. 26. " About two thousand of the French Sailors are sent from the Ships in which they were placed here to Porches ter Castle. The Officers of the Lys and Alcide, and also the Land Officers WHO were taken in them, are hourly ex pecting Passports to return to France on their Parole of Honour. " One of the People who were drowned with the worthy and unfortunate Capt. Hamilton, was driven on South- Sea Beach ; and being found early in the Morning by one of the Invalid Soldiers of the Garrison, he strip ped the Body , and left it entirely naked : For which Act of Theft and Inhumanity he was on Monday tried by a Court Martial, and sentenced to receive 200 Lashes the next Day ; which were very heartily applied, to the great Satisfaftion of the spectators. " His Majesty's Ship Hampton- Court, and a Ship with Wheat, for Lisbon, are still detained by contrary Winds. A Ship laden with Brandy, supposed to be the Sarah and Rebecca, Messing, from Barcelona, is lost on the Coast of South Wales. None ot the Crew can be found, though some of the Pipes of Brandy have been taken up ' Tis said his Grace tne Duke of Devonshire is coming over here on his private Affairs, and that Lords Justices will be appointed in Ireland during his Absence. It is said that an English Nobleman in France shot him- self some Time since _ . The Recruiting Serjeants, & c. of the Blues had such Success, that they had above their Compliment of Men in three Weeks . AL L Persons in any Respect indebted to PerCIVal Poole, late of Tewkesbury, in the County of Gloucester, Hosier, deceas'd, are hereby de- sired forthwith to pay their respective Debts to Mr. Hum- phreys, of Tewkesbury aforesaid, who is authorized to re- ceive the same by Edward Poole, Administrator of the said percival, otherwise they will be sued without further Notice: And all Persons who have any Demands upen the Estate of the said Percival Poole, are hereby also de- sired immediately to send an Account thereof to Mr. Hum- phreys, in order to their being satisfied. ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of William Robins, late of Paxford, in the County of Worcester, Yeoman, deceased, are desired to pay their respective Debts forthwith, to his Executors, Thomas Sheldon, of Birmington, Warwickshire, and Richard Phillips, of Ditchford, Worcestershire, or one of them, or they will be sued for the same. And all Persons who have any Demand upon the said Testator's Estate, are desired immediately to bring them in to the said Executors, or to Mr. Mander, Attorney at Law, at Toddennam, in Gloucestershire. Stolen, or Stray'd, In the Night of Christmas- Day last, from the Saracen's Head, in Foregate- Street, Worcester, A cream- colour'd Greyhound Dog Whelp, Who answers to the Name of SHARPER. HE is about half grown, has cut Ears and Tail, and a black Nose. Whoever will bring him to int Printer of this Paper, shall be handsomely rewarded. On Saturday next, the 3 d Instant, will be expos'd to SALE, At the TALBOT INN, in Sidbury, Worcester, A Large Quantity of UPHOLSTERY GOODS, Fresh and New, SUCH as Quilts, fine Witney BlanKets, all Sorts of Furniture for Beds, Bed Ticks and Feather- Beds of all Sorts, Rugs, Coverlids, Carpets, and Sacken Bottoms. The SALE will continue till the Saturday following, and no longer.. THOMAS and ANN HODGES FROM 4 The Fleece, in Evesham, Worcestershire, Beg Leave to acquaint their former Guests and Others, | * THAT they are lately removed to the CROWN INN in the same Town, being one of the largest, most convenient, arid pleasantest situated Inns between London and Worcester, and where the No- bility, Gentry, and Others, may, at all Times, depend on meeting with the best Entertainment, and civilest Usage, From their most respectful humble Servants, Thomas Hodges; Ann Hodges. To be LETT, And Enter'd upon at OLD CANDlEMAS next, A very IMPROVEABLE ESTATE, Of about 90/. a- Year, SITUATE at Storridge, in the Parish of Cradley, in the County of Hereford, six Miles from the City of Worcester, consisting of a good Dwelling House, Barns, Stables, Hop- Kilns, Cyder- Mill, and other convenient Out- Buildings, with a large Tract of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Ground, extensive Orcharding, and some Hop Ground, which may be enlarged and polled off the Premisses. The Farm is now in the Possession of Wil- liam Cook, who hath been Tenant thereof more than forty Years, and only quits it now on Account of his great Age and bodily Infirmities. *** A good Tenant will meet with all fitting En- couragement. For further Information apply to John Brodribb, Esq* or Mr. William Freme, in Worcester. WHEREAS George Ireland, by an Ad- vertisement inserted in the Worcester Journal, charges me with continuing the Title of OXFORD CAR- RIER upon my Sign, and of carrying Goods between the Cities of Worcester and Oxford-, I take this Method of informing the Publick of the true State of the Case, be- tween my Neighbour Ireland and Me ; and agree that, in September 1752, On Account of my Then bad State of Health, I not only offer'd to sell, but did sell him my Waggon, Caravan, a Dray, five Geldings, a Set of Gear- ing for six Horses, four Pack Saddles with their Tackling, and all the Scales, Weights, and Beams, then used by me ( in my Business, together with my then Carrier's Business from Worcester to Oxford-, which Goods, Cattle, and Im- plements were then in exceeding good Condition, as is well known by those concerned for George Ireland, and were, at the Time of Sale, worth full as much or more Money than he gave for them. As to my continuing the Title of Oxford Carrier upon my Sign, George Ire- land well knows I offer'd to sell him the Sign, but he refused to buy it at a reasonable Price; that, since the Time I sold him the before- mention'd Things and Business, I have enjoy'd a much better State of Health than before ; and, in Order to support myself and Family in an honest Way ( having no other Means of Livelihood) determined to set up and follow the Business of a London Carrier ( which I always apprehended, and insist, I had a good Right to do) notwithstanding my Contract with George Ireland, which does not in any wise debar me from following the Business of a London Carrier, and therefore, if he, or any other Person, will take the Trouble to inspect my Sign, which, ( as I could not dispose of for a reafonablc Price, and have since set up, and now actually follow the Business of a London Carrier) I thought I might justly appropriate to my present Use, without any Prejudice to my Neighbour Ireland, as I have, since my laying down the Oxford Business, made an Addition thereon of the Word LATE, which the Publick, upon viewing, will find describes me as LATE Oxford Carrier. . Unwilling, therefore, as my Neighbour Ireland can be, to engage in Law Suits, and being full as desirous as he may be of supporting the Character of a peaceable honest Man, I beg Leave to as- sure the Publick, That I have never yet done any Act whatever whereby to lessen or hinder the said George Ire- land's Business of an Oxford Carrier, nor have I violated my Contract with him in any Manner howsoever, and wish I could say he had not prejudiced me in my present Business of a London Carrier ; but I am sorry to say he has, and advise him to apply to himself his own Terms of Smuggling away Parcels. and he'll soon be convinced who is the most injured Person, Him or Me. — As to the little, low, clandestine Measures, he charges me with, I protest I never made Use of any against his Property ; but, on the contrary, have always been ready to direct, and have often directed People and Parcels to his House, when he has been enquired for at mine. Therefore, as his Advertisement is calculated merely with Intent to hinder my Business, as a London Carrier,! I continue to hope that the Publick will be pleased to give all due Encouragement to an industrious Min ( who has no other View in following his present Business 0f a London Carrier, than that of endeavouring to support himself and Family in honest Way) which shall be always thank- fully acknowledged by Their most obliged humble Servant, Benjamin Tanner. 1 Tho' I could disprove almost every Fact which Ben. Tanner has advanced in Contra- diction to me, yet, as he has admitted the principal Part of my Case, viz. That he sold me the Business of the Oxford Carrier, the Dispute may now be reduced to this single Point, Whether he has honestly and fairly kept his Contract with me, or not ? He assures the Publick, That he has never YET done any Act whatsoever, whereby to lessen or hinder my Business ; — That he has not violated his Contact with me in any Manner howsoever. As the Denial of a Charge, in general Terms, cannot have so great Weight with the Impartial World, as a particular Answer, Ben. Tamer's Replies, to the following Queries ( if strictly true) will enable the Publick to form a right Judgment upon the Whole. Query. Has Ben. Tanner, since he turn'd over the Busi ness to me ever carried any Goods from Worcester to Ox- ford), from Pershore to Oxford, from Evesham to Oxford, from Bourton to Oxford, Morton, Chipping- Norton, En- stone, or Woodstock to Oxford, or from Oxford to Wor- cester, or from Oxford to any of the Places above men- tioned, besides what he once carried for Mr Fletcher, which was with my Consent? Has he never taken up Parcels on the Road between Worcester and Oxford, from Persons who constantly made Use of the Oxford Carrier, or were my immediate Custo- mers? And has he never taken up, or unloaded, Parcels at Islip, Wheatley, or elsewhere, which came from Ox- ford, or were order'd to Oxford ? ^ Has he never solicited the Carriage of Goods between Worcester and Oxford, or the intermediate Places ? And has he not agreed with me in express Terms not to carry any Thing between the Two Cities ? Q As he will have a Sign, and professes himself a London Carrier, Why does he not call himself upon his Sign ? And with what View does he continue the Title of Oxford Carrier, or LATE Oxford Carrier, whose Business he pretends to have wholly laid aside, taking no Notice of that of London Carrier, which really belongs to him ? « How it is possible for one, whose Stages are con- fined to Worcester and Oxford, to break in upon him in the Business of London Carrier, when all Carriage between the Two former Cities, so far as it concerns him and me, is confessedly mine by Purchase? George Ireland. To the Printer of the WORCESTER JOURNAL. SIR, Br** wood, Dec 24, 1755 By the Bearer, have sent Half a Crown to insert the following Advertisement in your Paper. Yours, F. D. To the PUBLICK. THE frequent Advertisements publish'd for a Sale of the late Mr. Sh* pph* rd's Goods in W* lv* rh* mp* n, has particulirly engaged my Attention. The Author seems very urgent in his Pursuit, flattering himaelf, that he has given great Satisfaction to his Customers ; but, from the Whole, it may be observ'd, that he's apprehensive more would visit him, had they a private Admittance : In order to remove any Objection of this Kind, he has pro posed to open his Back Doors to those that are afraid to be seen in the Front I am sorry he has no Better Opinion of the Inhabitants— Why must such Obscurity be so ab- solutely necessary, as he observes, without it is from a mistaken Thought that they have contracted Debts with other Tradesmen, and dare not, on that Account, be seen buying of him ? These Insinuations, I am afraid, con- tain more than barely screening them from the Eyes of the World, or, as he says, from disobliging their Neigh hours. Should they get Three- penny'worth of his Ware for their Two- pence, it's Odds they are discover'd by him, so injudiciously giving such publiok Notice, as he persuades People out of the Common Road; and, to act upon such Un- certainties as these, if what he has suggested be true, their Interest must consequently suffer. In such Cases, I hope, he will be ready to make Restitution, which, I think, is consistent with his Duty, especially as he induced them to go astray. WHEREAS, on Saturday the 20th of December, about Five o'Clock in the Evening, as Mr. Thomas Randles, of Sutton Maddock, in the County of Salop, wis returning from Bridgnorth Market, he wis robbed, by three Footpads, of a Silver Watch, ( Maker's Name, Janes Brewer, Darlaston,) his Hat, a cut grizzle Wig, almost new, and other Things:— Who- ever will stop the said Watch, if offer'd to Sale, with the Person or Persons offering it, and give Notice thereof to the said Thomas Randies, shall receive a GUINEA Re- ward from the said Thomas Randles. WHEREAS several Robberies have been lately committed near the Town of Bridg- north, in the County of Salop ^ THIS is to give Notice, That if any Person or Persons will apprehend, take, and conviCt any of the Persons concerned in the said Rob beries, he or they shall receive of the Town Clerk and Chamberlains of Bridgnorth for the Time being, the Sum of TEN POUNDS, over and above the Reward given by Act of Parliament. And, If any Person concerned in the said Robberies shall discover and convict any of his Accomplices, he shall be intitled to the said Reward, and Application made to hu Majestly for his Pardon And, In order to prevent such Robberies for the future, a Subscription is entered into by tne Inhabitants of Bridg- north, ( in Case any of the Subscribers are robbed, their Houses attacked, or their Persons assaulted with Intent to rob any of them) to prosecute the Offender or Offenders . the Expence of the subscribers. : Wednesdays and Thursday's POSTS; LONDON, Tuesday, DECEMBER 30. CERTAIN Advice has been received, within four Days last past. that the King of Poland, ® in Conjunction with the King of Prussia, have given an absolute Denial to the Marching or Passage of the Russian Troops through either or any Part of their Dominions, and, for preventing such their Passage Vi et Armit, they have in different Parts cantoned two powerful Armies, which, as the Empress is determined upon, in order to fulfil her Engagements with the Faithful King of Great Britain,—[ her own Expression\ — will, in all Probability, bring about one or more En- gagements speedily, and that on a Part of the Continent hitherto little dreamt of. A few Days since a French Vessel, richly laden, was taken by one of our Cruizers in the Channel, who put on board an Officer and eight Men, leaving only two French Men and a Boy on board, who found Means to get at the Chest of Arms, and secured all the Pistols out of it, and afterwards watched a favourable Opportunity, and made themselves Masters of the Vessel, and carried her into Calais Road ; the Admiralty of that Place sent them As sistance, in order to bring the Ship safe into Harbour: The Officer is on his Parole of Honour, and allow'd the Li berty of the Town, and the Sailors are under Confinement. By Letters from Prague, of the 13th Inst we haVe the following Article, viz A few Days ago a Soldier, be longing to this Garrifon, was executed for Beastiality. Having been condemned to be burnt alive without the City, he was accordingly chained to a Stake, and hung round with the Quarters of a Horse, the Object of his unnatural and bruitish Appetite, together with which he was burnt to Ashes. The Impatience of the Populace to shew their Detestation and Abhorrence to this abominable Wretch, and Scandal to Human Nature, was so great, that, notwithstanding his Execution was attended with a great Body of Troops, both Horse and Foot, it was with Difficulty they were prevented tearing him to Pieces. By the Diamond, Kirkwood, arrived at Dover, there are Letters from Boston in New England of the 26th of November, which bring Advice, that on the 18th of the same Month they had a violent Shock of Earthquake, which lasted two or three Minutes, but the Damage hap pily amouted to no more than Shattering the Sides of some Houses, and throwing down Abundance of Chimnies. At the same time the Ships in the Harbour were so extraor dinarily agitated, that the Men could hardly keep their Feet upon Deck: The Water rose above twenty Feet. The Earthquake on the first of November was felt, tho' but slightly, as far as the Island of St. Martin, a Dutch settlement in the West Indies There have been several small Shocks of an Earthquake . felt at Boston, in New England, since the severe one of the 18th of November. The Maranham Fleet, consisting of a Man of War and five Merchantmen, which Arrived at Lisbon some Days after the great Earthquake, intended to touch at' the Azores or Western Iflands, as they usually do, but could not find them. The Marquis of Carnarvon, Moran, just arrived from Antigua, was to have touched at the Western Islands, but looked for them in vain two Days in the Longitude and Latitude where they should be found. And the Diamond, Capt. Rice, arrived, at Guernsey from the Canaries, says, that when he left Teneriff, Ad vice was brought there that the Western Islands were to- tally destroyed or sunk. But in the Postscript of the General Evening Post is the following Paragraph: By a Ship just arrived from Lis- bon we have an Account, that on the 26th 01 November a Vessel arrived there, which brought Advice that the Western Islands were safe. By a Letter from Lisbon we are advised, that Mr John Williamson, Chaplain to the English Fadtory there, being in a third Story, when the first Shock of the Earthquake happen'd, escaped most wonderfully; for tho' the Walls of the House were thrown down, yet providentially they fell outward, and his Life was preserved. The English and Dutch Protestant Chapels were, the Beginning of this Month, the only Buildings left standing in Lisbon : A Letter from thence says, that the first Care of one of their Friars was to gull his deluded Followers, by attributing his Deliverance in the late Calamity to the Intercession of one of their pretended Saints', whose little Image he carried about the Streets in his Hand, as a Safe- Guard, and very soon began to fleece Numbers of the poor People who had saved fome of their Money, advising ' em to have Recourse to the Protection of the same Saint, by contributing towards rebuilding a Church for the Recep- tion of so powerful a Mediator ; in which he had surpri- sing Success.— This Account came by another Channel than that which was inserted some Time since, of an Affair similar hereto Whitehall Ev. Post. Letter from Malaga, in Spain, Dec 2. " Business is little thought of here at present, the Ca- lamities brought on by the Earthquakes engrossing every Body's Thoughts and Conversation. Our Fears for our Safety were pretty well subsided, as we had no Repetition of the Shock for three Weeks, till the 27th ult. at about Eleven o'Clock in the Morning, when there was a sharp but short one, which only lasted three Quarters of a Mi- nute, and we don't hear of any further Damage than the throwing down a House which had been shattered by the former; but, about three Quarters of an Hour after, the whole City was thrown into the greatest Confusion possi ple, by a general Cry, supposed to be spread by wicked People with a View of robbing the Houses in the upper Parts of the Town, that the sea was coming on us, and In the lower Parts near the Sea, that a Mountain had burst, and vented such a Quantity of Water as Would drown the City. People of all Ages and Classes took the Alarm, and the most melancholy Scene was presented In the streets that can possibly be imagined, every one act- ing, and possessed of the same Fears, as if it had really been so. Some Thousands got to the neighbouring Moun- tains, and could not be persuaded to return, though they found it waS a false Report, which was tho soon discover'd for the Authors to reap any Benefit from, all the Troops; both Horse and Foot, being immediately put under Arms; and placed in Parties in all the different Parts of the City. Had this terrible Alarm been given in the Night, God only knows what would have been the Consequence. We had another Shock the 29th, at a Quarter after Three in the Morning, though not so violent as the former, much about the same Duration. These frequent Repetitions, and continual Apprehensions, make our Lives very un- happy. God grant we may have no more of them!" George Bubb Doddington, Esq; is appointed Trea- surer of the Navy, in the room of the Hon. George Grenville, Esqj The Right Hon. Lord Sandys is appointed Chief Jus- tice in Eyre of all his Majesty's Woods and Forfeits, in the room of the Duke of Leeds. The Marriage between the Hon. Mr. Spencer and Miss Poyntz was celebrated on Saturday last at his Seat at Al « throp. where open House will be kept for a Fortnight. He entertained the Mayor and Corporation of Northamp- ton in an elegant, splendid Manner / who, at the same Time, presented him with his Freedom. In Norfolk (' tis said) the Waters are so much out that at several Places Travellers were obliged to open the Coach Doors, and sit up to their Middles in Water. Last Thursday died, in her Chair, at her House on Turn- him Green, after eating a hearty Dinner, Mrs. Grant, aged 101. She always enjoy'd a perfect State of Health. Prices of STOCKS. Ditto New Ann. shut. Cent. Bank An* Bank Stock, 1221 half India ditto, Three per South Sea ditto, nuities, Old Annuities, 94 1 . half India B^ pds, il. 14s. a tjs, WORCESTER, January I. On Monday last Rowland Berkeley, Esq; jun. of Co- theridge, was elected Bailiff of the Borough of Droitwich, in this County, in the room of William Foley, Esq; of Prestwood, lately deceas'd. Last Tuesday Morning, Mr. Roger Jones, Town- Clerk : of Droitwich, was found dead in his Bed, to which he - went the Night before seemingly In good Health. A few Days since one Thomes Byrche, was committed to our County Gaol, being charg'd with stealing 19 Silk Bobbins and 8 Worsted Spools, the Property ot Mr. Ben- jamin Griffith, of Kidderminster. Yesterday se'nnight one Willianr Barrell, was commit- ted on Suspicion of picking the Pocket of a Person at the Hundred House, of a Moidore. On Saturday last one Thomas Sharp was committed for breaking into the House of the Widow Farley, of the Pa- rish of Castle Morton, and stealing from thence some Wearing Apparel. And Yesterday ore John Davis was Committed, being charg'd with breaking into, in the Night time, a Ware- house belonging to Mr. Joseph Smith, of Kidderminster, and dealing from thence several Sorts of Goods. On Friday last John Collins, confin'd in our County Gaol, for robbing Mr. Hulme, of Besford Court, ac- knowledge he had likew ise falsly accus'd John Morris of being an Accomplice with him in the said Robbery, de- claring, That the Persons who were really concern'd with him, were, his own Brother, and one Samuel Walker, a First Cousin, ( neither of them above 19 Years of Age) and, as a plausible Circumstance, said they were provided with Spades, wherewith they gave Mr. Hulme so many desperate Wounds: Upon this Declaration the two young Fellows were apprehended, and on Saturday last brought to our County Gaol to be examined ; but as soon as Col- lins saw them, he was struck with such Remorse, that he Could no longer conceal the Truth of the Matter ; and therefore, in a most relentful, solemn Manner, declar'd they were both entirely innocent, as well as Morris and Musgrove; and that it was himself only who committed the Robbery. Since this Confession, about 18 Pounds of the Money he took, have, by his Direction, been found at his House, in Pershore; but, as to the Watch, he says he threw that away, after having broke it in Pieces. .. The Circumstance he mentions of their being provided with Spades, he says he form'd, from his knowing that the young Fellows had been that Day to Croomb to fetch two Spades', ( one of which belong'd to himself) and that they return'd ( the Road from thence lying near Bes- ford Court) much about the Time the Robbery was com- mitted. He Iikewise acknowledges that he had resolved upon committing this Robbery 3 or 4 Days before- hand. Saturday se'nnight Mr. Jeffries and his Servant, who live within 2 Miles of Bridgnorth, in Shropihire, were attack'd, in going home from thence, by three Fel- lows; two of whom set upon and robb'd the Servant of about Five Shillings, while Mr. Jeffries defended himself from the third ; when the other two falling on Mr. Jef- fries, they broke and bruised his Head in a most Cruel Manner, and threaten'd to kill him if he did not deliver his Money ; on which they robb'd him of about 31. 6 s. A few Nights since, the Barn of John Tagg, a poor Labourer, at SandifOrd, in Staffordshire, was accidentally set on Fire by one of his Children, a Girl about six Years old, in which she was burnt to Death; and three Pigs, his Grain, Flax, Hemp, and almost all the poor Man had, were destroy'd , which will reduce himself, a Wife, who is big with Child, and six small Children, to the greatest Distress. An Humourous EPILOGUE, Wrote by C SMART, M. A. and spoken by Mr. Shuter, in the Character of a Man Midwife, after the Play of the Conscious Lovers, for the Benefit of the Middlesex Hos- pital for Lying- in women. Enters with a CHILD in his Arms. WHoe'er begot thee has no Cause to blush ; VV Thou ' rt a brave chopping Boy ( Child cries) nay, hush, hush, hush. A Workman, faith ! a Man of rare Discretion, A Friend to Britain, and to our Profession ; With Face so chubby, and with Looks so glad, O rare roast Beef of England here's a Lad ! ( Shews him to the Company) Nay, if you once begin to puke and cough, ( Child makes a Noise again) Go to the Nurse. Within ! here, take him off. Well, Heav'n be prais'd, it is a peopling Age, Thank's to the Bar. the Army, and the Stage; The Nation prospers by such joyous Souls, Hence smoaks my Table, hence my Chariot rolls. Tho' some snug Jobs from Surgery may spring, Man Midwifry, Man- Midwifry's the Thing. Lean should I be, e'en as my own Anatomy, By mere Catharticks and by plain Phlebotomy. Well, besides Gain, besides the Pow'r to please, Besides the Musick ( shakes a Purse) of such Birds as these, It is a Joy refin'd, unmix'd and pure, To hear the Praises of the grateful Poor. This Day comes honest Taffy to my House, • Cot pless hur, hur has sav'd her Poy and Spouse, 4 Hur sav'd my Gwinnifrid, or Death had swallow'd hur, Tho'Creat crand- creat crand crand Child of Cadwallador' Cries Patrick Touzel'em, ' I am bound to pray, • You've sav'd my Sue in your same Physick Way, ' And further shall I thank you Yesterday.' Then Sawney came, and thank'd me for my Love, ( I very readily excus'd his Glove) He bless'd the Mon, e'en by St. Andrew's Cross, • • Who cur'd his bonny Beam and blithsome Lass. But Merriment Mimickry apart, Thanks to each bounteous Hand, and gen'rous Heart, Of those, who tenderly take Pity's Part ; Who in good natur'd Acts can sweetly grieve, Swift to lament, but swifter to relieve. Thanks to the lovely Fair Ones, Types of Heav'n, Who raise, and beautify, the Bounty giv'n ; But chief to * Him, in whom Distress confides, Who o'er this happy Plan so gloriously presides. * The Earl of Northumberland. To be LETT, And Enter'd upon at Lady- Day next, A substantial Messuage, or Dwelling - House, Consisting of Four Rooms on a FLOOR, WITH A good- accustomed Bakehouse and Shop, TOGETHER With other Out- buildings thereto belonging, Situate in the High- Street, in Evetham, Worcestershire, And now in the Possession of Mrs. Elizabeth Yarnold, " Widow. For further Particulars enquire of the said Mrs. Yarnold, or Mr. Joseph Franklin, Sadler, in Evesham aforesaid. To be And Enter'd LETT, upon Immediately, To be SOLD, A COPYHOLD - MESSUAGE and FARM, Call'd the EIbowes, u SITUATE in tbe Manor cf Tardebigg, in the County ^ of Warwick, within two Miles of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, now in the Possession of William Woods, at the Yearly Rent of Eighteen Pounds. .( Enquire of Mr. George Holyoake, or Mr. John Snow, in Wolverhampton; or of Mr. Joseph Poole, in Stower- bridge. Worcester) Nov. 28, 1755. DESERTED, from Cornet Hodgson, recruiting for the King's or First Regiment of Dragoon Guards, SAMUEL JACKSON, Born at Great Malvern, Worcestershire, Husbandman, 22 Years of Age, Five Feet Ten Inches high, short curled light- brown Hair, stoops a little in his Walk, his Com- plexion fair, had on when he went away a brown Coat with White- Metal Buttons, blue grey Waistcoat, and Leather Breeches. Whoever secures the said Deserter in any of his Majesty's Gaols, and gives Notice thereof to Cornet Hodgson, at Stafford, shall receive One Guinea Reward, over and above what is allow'd by Act of Parlia- ment for apprehending Deserters. A MESSUAGE, With a large and convenient SHOP, fronting the Street, And WAREHOUSES adjoining, SITUATE near the Market- Place, in Bewdley. ( and out of the Reach of the Floods upon Severn ;) wherein Mr Edward Burlton, and afterwards Mr. Thomas Burlton, his Son, dwelt, and now in the Possession of Mr. Moses Jones, Grocer. Enquire of Mr. Ingram, in Bewdley. This Day was Published, Neatly printed in a POCKET VOLUME, ( Price bound One Shilling and Six pence) THE Tradesman's DIRECTOR ; OR, THE London and Country Shopkeeper's Useful COMPANION. CONTAINING, Such Instructions as will enable the Shop- keeper to carry on his Business with more Ease and greater Exactness than is usually done: Particularly shewing A most easy and useful Method of keeping Books of Ac compts; and such informations in regard to the Rules and Practice of Trade, and the best and cheapest Man- ner of buying Commodities, as must be of great Advan- tage to all Shopkeepers. The Whole comprising every Thing that can be useful in that Way ; ; As, Lifts of English Manufac- tures, with the beft Mar- kets for them. Forms of Bills and Notes. Several ufeful and very ne- cessary Tables. Plain Directions how to carry on Business, in such a Manner that the Shop- keeper may see his Profits every Day, and on each Commodity; know ex- actly what he Hands in- debted to each Dealer, and if any Mistake has happened in the Delivery of Goods, or by Over- charges, & c. and thereby prevent many Inconve- niencies, and oftentimes great Losses, which hap pen by not keeping Ac- compts in a proper Man- ner. To which are added, TABLES of ANNUITIES, or how to purchase Land upon Lives, with many other useful Particulars. London: Printed for W. Owen, at Temple Bar; S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, in Pater- noster Row ; B. Col- lins, in Salisbury; R. Goadby, in Sherborne; and sold by all other Booksellers in Town and Country. To be SOLD, Sixteen ACRES of LAND, In the Further Fields in Pershore, in the County of Worcester; AND About Three Acres of Meadow Ground, In the Common Meadows there : All Freehold, with a Right of Common belonging to the same, being Part of the Estate of Richard Ganderton, of Pershore aforesaid, Butcher, deceas'd. Enquire of Mr. Gresley, Attorney, in Pershore. All Persons having any Demands on the Estate and Effects of the said Richard Ganderton, are desired to send an Account of the same to the said Mr. Gresley : And all Persons indebted to his Estate and Effects, are required forthwith to pay their respective Debts to the said Mr. Gresley, or they will be sued for the same. This Day was Published, Price Four Shillings, in OCTAVO, Necessary for all FAMILIES, The Whole Duty of Man : CONTAINING t THE FAITH as well as PRACTICE of every CHRISTIAN, laid down in a plajn and familiar Way, for the Use of AlL, but especially the MEANEST READER ; divided into seventeen Chap- ters, one whereof being read every LORD'S DAY, the Whole may be read over Thrice in the Year. WITH Private DEVOTIONS for several OCCASIONS. London: Printed for the Assigns of JOHN EYRE ; and sold by the Booksellers of London, Bristol, Glouester, Worcester, Hereford, Co- ventry, Birmingham, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, Stowerbridge, and Evesham ; as also by the Printer and Distributors of this and other Country News- Papers. This BOOK is also printed in large Twelves, price 2J. 6d. and in small Twelves, is. 6d. with Allowance to those who give them away, to promote the eternal Welfare of their poor Neighbours, Servants, and Charity- Schools. N. B. The PREFACE to this BOOK is intituled, The Necessity of Caring for the SOUL, and is sold for Three Half- pence, or Ten Shillings per Hundred to those who give them away. This Day is Published) In One Volume, OCTAVO, ( Price 6s, j The EIGHTH EDITION, with the ADDITION of the several MARKET TOWNS in England and Wales; giving a general Description of the Places, their situa- tions, Market Days, Gowernment, Manufactures, Number of Representatives sent to Parliament, Distance from London, both in computed and measured Miles, & c. A NEW GENERAL English Dictionary; Peculiarly calculated for the USE and IMPROVEMENT, Of such as are unacquainted with the LEARNED LANGUAGES. Wherein the difficult WORDS, and technical TERMS made Use of in ANATOMY, HAWKING, MILITARY Ar- ARCHITECTURE, HERALDRY, FAIRS, ARITHMETIC*, HISTORY, MUSICK, ALGEBRA, HORSEMANSHIP, NAVIGATION, ASTRONOMY-, HUNTING, PAINTIKO, BOTANY, HUSBANDRY, POETRY, CHYMISTRY, LAW, RHETORICK, DIVINITY, LOGICK, SCULPTURE, GARDENING, MATHEMATICKS, SURGERY, & C. GRAMMAR, MECHANICKS, Are not only fully explain'd, but accented on their proper Syllables, to prevent a vicious Pronunciation ; and mark'd with Initial LET- TERS, to denote the Part of Speech to which each Word peculiarly belongs. To which is prefixed, A Compendious ENGLISH GRAMMAR, with general RuLeS for the ready Formation of one Part of Speech from another j by the due Application whereof, such as understand English only, may be able to write as correctly and elegantly, as those who have been some Years conversant in the Latin, Greek, & c. Languages. TOGETHER WITH A SUPPLEMENT Of the Proper NAMES of the most noted Kingdoms, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Rivers, & c. throughout the known WORLD : AS ALSO Of the most celebrated Emperors, Kings, Queens, Priests, Poets, Philosophers, Generals, & c. whether Jewish, Pagan, Maho- metan, or Christian ; but more especially such as are mentioned either in the Old or New Testament. The WHOLe Alphabetically digested, and accented in the same Man- ner, and for the same Purpose. as the preceding Part; being col- lected for the Use of' such as have but an imperfect Idea of the English Orthography. Originally begun by the late Reverend Mr. THOMAS DYCHE, School- Master at Stratford- le- Bow, Author of the Guide to the English Tongue, the Spelling Dictionary, Sec. And now finish'd by WILLIAM PARDON, Gent. London: Printed for R. WARE, at the Bible and Sun, on Ludgate Hill, and sold by the Book sellers of Bristol, Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Coventry, Birmingham, Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, Stowerbridge, and Evesham ; as also by the Printer and Distributors of his and other Country News- Papers. By the King's Royal Letters Patent, ( Which passed the Great Seal June 5, 1755, ) Dr. LOWTHER'S Anti Epileptic NERVOUS POWDERS. THESE Powders were discover'd by the Doctor through a series of fatiguing and expensive Ex periments, and are now experienced a certain Cure for the most vio- lent Tremblings, causing a perfect Steadiness in a short Time j for continual shaking of the Head, Palsy, and all Paralytick Disorders j for Weakness of the Nerves, sudden involuntary Catchings, Cramp', Contraction of the Nerves, Lowness of Spirits, Vapours, Palpitation of the Heart, and all Degrees of Nervous Complaints. They are an effectual Remedy for Convulsion, Epileptick, Hysterick, Fainting, or any Species of Fits. By their Operation on the Blood and Juices, they have proved surprizingly efficacious in the Small- pox, particularly if taken when the Symptoms of that destructive Disorder first ap- pear ; they generally prevent the catching of that infectious Distem- per, or, if catched, are sure to render it more favourable than even the so- much extoll'd and practis'd Method of Inoculation. These Powders, in a few Days, remove all Heaviness in the Blood, drowsy, sleepy, lethargick, and melancholick Disposition, rendering the Patient brisk, active, and lively. They are a certain Specific for Dimness or Mist before the Eyes, for strengthening the Eye- sight and Optick Nerves ; for Dizziness and Swimmings in the Head, a bad Memory, Pains in the Head and Stomach, Worms, an ill- scented Breath, Retention of Urine, the Gravel, Jaundice, sick Qualms, violent Retechings, a lost Appetite, bad Digestion, Obstructions, and a weak Habit of Body. They are a sure Preservative against Apo- plexies ; are far better than any Mineral Water, Salts, or Purge, whatever, in purifying and sweetening the Blood ; and, what greatly adds to the Preference, they generally operate insensibly. They remove a pale, wan, and livid Complexion, substituting a chearful and healthful Countenance ; are pleasant to the Taste, grateful to the Stomach, and expel Wine. They are of so great a Help to Na- ture, that even Old Persons who have been deemed part all Assistance by Medicine, have, by the sole Use of them, been restored to a great Degree of Strength and Vigour. They are an infallible Remedy for the Convulsion Fits in Infants , and generally with six Doses. *„* Dr. LOWTHER will undertake ( at a fix'd Price), No Cure no Pay, in the above Disorders. . He attends, to give his Advice [ Gratis] from ' Ten to One, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at Brooke's Warehouse, almost facing Water- lane, Fleet- street, Lon- don, where the Powders are sold-, and may likewise be had of the Printer and Distributor of this Paper. ^ N. B. These POWDERS are done up in Papers of different Prices and Sizes, viz. Six Doses for Infants, 3 Shillings; Six Doses for Children, 3 Shillings; Six Doses for a Grown Person, 3. Shillings ; and Twelve Doses for a Crown Person, 6 Shillings : So that Per- sons are desired to particularize what six'd Paper they want. ADVERTISEMENTS ( of a moderate Length) are taken in at 2s. 6d each ; and Articles of Intelligence ( Postpaid) will be receiv'd. and carefully inferred. 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