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The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette


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The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette

Date of Article: 28/05/1761
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[ I29 ] [ N°. 33.] [ Voll. ] A N D GAZETTE. [ Price TWO- PENCE HALFPENNY. ] Printed and publish'd by C. POPE, and C°. at the Printing- Office in STALL- STREET : Where PRINTING Weekly in all its Branches is perform'd on the most reasonable Terms, and in the neatest Manner. [ The above C. POPE serv'd his Apprenticeship with the late Mr. BODDELY, and has had the sole Management of the Bath Journal for these last five Years.] THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1761. ABDALLAH : An Eastern Tale. IN the City of Samarcand, while JENGHIZCAN swayed the Imperial Sceptre of the East, lived ABDALLAH, the Son of MIRZA ; Prosperity awaited his Call, and Success crowned all his Endeavours ; nor was he deaf to the Voice of Virtue. His Benevolence diffused itself far and wide, as the Fragrance of the spicy Groves wasted on the balmy Wings of the eastern Breeze. AB- DULLAH, the rich, the happy, and the virtuous, was ecchoed from where the Sun first tinges the Morning Clouds with Purple, to where his re- volving Chariot finks into the Embraces of the Western Ocean. Amongst the Crouds who frequented his House was ore HALY, a Man of a seeming melancholy Disposition, and solitary Turn of Mind. When ABDALLAH one Day had shewn him all his sumptuous Apartments, and all the Splendor of immense Riches, and asked his Opinion of what he saw; he replied coldly, ALLAH and our Prophet are my Witnesses, that I esteem a solitary Recluse far happier than thee with all thy Riches."— While ABDALLAH stood amazed at this Reply, he thus continued :—" In the Wilds of SARA lives ALADIN, the Son of ABOULCASEM, the Herbs of the Field supply his Table, and the running Stream flakes his Third; regardless of the Luxuries of Life, he covets not the Spices of Arabia, nor the glittering Gems of Irak. Con- tent to him supplies the Place of Riches, and a chearful Mind the Want of Power. — Son of MIRZA, this is the Man whole State I account far better than thine; and so wouldst thou thyself, couldst thou be capable of enjoying the Sweets of Retirement." He ceased, and his Words left a deep Impression on the Heart of his Friend; he became eager to try by Experience the Truth of what HALY had said ; often would he fend for him, and question him more concerning the Dervise whom he had mentioned, ' till at last he persuaded himself that Felicity resided only in the Scenes of simple Nature ; and soon actually put an End to his Anxiety, by taking a sudden Journey, unat- tended, to the Place which had beed pointed out to him for the Habitation of ALADIN. When first he arrived at the Retreat, he was so Well pleased with the unruffled Calm of a solitary Life, that he thought himself more than compensated for all the Pleasures he had left behind ; but, alas! how unliable are the Resolutions of Youth - The Daughter of Vizier ABDELAZIZ, lovely as one of the Houri, had heard by some Means of his Retirement, and followed him into thole Shades, to dissuade him from so strange a Reso lution. Amiable as he was, it was no Wonder she had conceived a Passion for his Person, While he was musing under the Shadow of a Tree, fanned by the refreshing Evening Breeze, she approached him, and drew aside her Veil.— The Sight of so much Beauty ( for he had never before beheld her, though ( he had often seen him) was too strong for the youthful Heart of ABDAL- LAH; and when she discovered herself, and told the Motive of her Journey, nothing could equal his Perplexity. When he turned away from her, he retained his old Resolutions of quitting the World ; but when he cast a Glance on her Beau- ties, they were all overthrown. He was in this perplexing Situation, when the Dervise ALADIN suddenly appeared, and ( the Lady withdrawing) thus addressed him. " Wonder not, Son of MIRZA, that I am fully informed of all that concerns thee : This Night the Prophet has visited me in a Vision for thy Sake. In vain thou seekeft to lead the Life of a Hermit with the Passions of a Lover. Hea- ven, which bade Day and Night succeed each other, has appointed Seasons for all Things;. The sequester'd Life of a Dervise by no Means suits the Temper of a youthful Mind ; and that will please most, which can boast the greatest Va- riety. Purling Streams, and thick embowering Shades, may please a- while, but being always the same, they soon become disgusting to an active Mind. Go then, my Son, and while Youth glows on thy Cheek, and diffuses its generous Ardour thro' thy Heart, be truly happy in a social Life : Enjoy the innocent Pleasures, with- out running into the criminal Excesses of the World ; make all thy Studies useful, all thy Amusements innocent ; and let Pleasure be thy Diversion, but Virtue thy chief Good : Then, if in old Age thou art tired of the Enjoyments of this World, retire to Solitude for Rest, and make Contemplation thy sweetest Companion." " ABDALLAH followed his Advice ; he re- turned to Samarcand, and espoused the Daughter of ABDELAZIZ ; and that Visier soon after dy- ing, he succeeded to his Office, which he filled with universal Applause, and enjoyed ' till thirty Times the revolving Year had run its Course ; then having loft the Partner of his Bed, and growing old, he remembered the Words of the Dervise, and once more withdrew to the Solitude which then exactly suited his Condition ; Day succeeded Day, and Year rolled on after Year in one continued Scene of real Felicity, and he glided down the Current of Time on the gentle Stream of a calm Composure. At last the Angel of Death, by a quick an l easy Transition, bore him to the Gardens of Paradise, leaving behind him this useful Lesson : That the Morning of Life should be spent in Ads of Virtue, that the Decline of it may be blessed with Serenity and Peace. From the MONITOR. THE French arc convinced of the Impracticability of their carrying on the War 5 their Miscarriages exceed all former Lodes ; and their Attempts to bring Great- Britain into an inglori- ous Peace, are also more artful and diligent.— What is not to be expected from the Wisdom and Integrity of the Ministry, they are endeavouring to effect by working upon the Madness and Folly of the People. We have taken from them ( our natural Enemy) all Canada, Acadia, and their Appendages in North America. We have got Possesion of Gua- dalupe and its Appendages in the Weft- Indies ; and made several other very considerable Conquests in Asia and Africa ; and in Europe they are no longer able to face our Naval Power, nor to protect their own Trade and Navigation. All these, by the Laws of Arms, are become Part of the British Dominions. And had France got the like Advantage over this Nation, there is no Doubt but that they would have had Resolution and Wisdom enough to keep such Acquisitions : Witness the conquered Countries which are at present subject to the Gallic Yoke. What then can France devise for the Recovery of any Part of her Losses ? There is no Help for her in the Pursuit of Arms : She must try what can be done by Craft. first, by laying it down as a Point certain, that some of our Con- quests must be restored, they would dispose the English towards making such Concession in their Favour, and rather to yield up some Part of their Conquests, than to retard the Blessings of Peace. Should this single Point be so effectually gained, as to make us believe the Necessity thereof, I should be greatly at a Loss how to prevent a total Defeat of all the Successes since the Commencement of she War, which have aggrandized the British Name. Yet this is the Tendency of those Writings which swarm from the Press, with comparative Arguments in Favour of any one particular Acquisition. It is certain, that whoever attempts to persuade the Public to adopt any Opinion, whereby a Conquest must necessarily be given up, begs the Question ; or takes it for granted, that either we are not able to maintain, or that it would be unjust to keep Possession of such Places : Suggestions which can never come from any, but such as are in the Interest of the French! By these Means they hope to set the Nation by the Ears about the comparative Value and Importance of the Con- quests ; ' till they may find an Opportunity to be reinstated in some Part, represented and given up as a Place not worth the keeping. Let us then guard against the evil Consequences of these Kind of Concessions. Whoever lays it down as a necessary Condition of Peace, that Ca- nada or Guadalupe must be restored to the Ene- my, let him be considered as a Friend to France. And whoever pretends to dictate or advise the particular Place or Country to be restored, ought to be accounted an Enemy to his Country; whose Safety and Trade depend upon a Reduction of the Strength and Commerce of France in general. Another Master- Piece in French Politics, is, to divest us of those advantageous Sentiments we conceived before the War, concerning the Places which we have conquered. The Partisans of France incessantly depreciate the Acquisitions made by our Arms in Canada ; and even strive to terrify us from future Attempts against Louisiana and the Banks of the Missisippi. Canada, which was aspiring to give Laws to the vast Continent of North America ; which 011 that Account had, in several Reigns, put Eng- land to immense Charges in fruitless Expeditions, to curb its Growth of Power; this Country is now artfully represented as worthless and despicable, as burthensome to its Mother Country, and incapable of Improvement, as weak and barren, and devoted by France to be sacrificed for the Preservation of Guadalupe. - - - - We should always be upon our Guard against their unfair and treacherous Intentions, that we may not be carried away from the Consideration of our true national Interest ; and remember, that he ails upon the best Principles, who rejects all comparative Arguments, invented to lessen his Esteem for those Conquests, which have cost us so such Blood and Treasure, and to dispose us towards such Conditions of Peace, as shall de- prive us of the Advantages gained by our Arms. B ANNA to LYSANDER. IF e'er the Force of Love LYSANDER knew, These Lines he surely will with Pity view, No study'd Talc, but undisguis'd by Art, The real Product of an aching Heart. ' Twas, my dear Soldier! ' twas a fatal Day, Bore you and all my Happiness away! With Grief unutt'rable I bade Adieu, And thought it worse than Death to part with you Sure with less Pain the Soul cou'd take its Flight, And close these Eyes in everlasting Night. What Comfort to support me now remains! Each Hour brings fresh Variety of Pains. As a lad Traveller, that seeks his Way In the dark Night, impatient waits for Day ; Where- e'er he turns, new Danger seems to rife, Each Noise alarms and fills him with Surprize ; So when you're gone, then all my Cares increase No Light appears to guide my Steps to Peace Till like the Sun benign you re- appear, The Sorrows of your drooping Love to chear, And kindly with a Smile her Fears subdue Whose Joys your Presence can alone renew. Friday's an d Saturday's POSTS. [ No FOREIGN MAIL arriv'd.] London, May 21. Y the last Accounts from Beileisle We are informed, that the French had been beat out of two of their principal Redoubts with great Loss, and the Remainder were retired into the Citadel. Letters from Paris, dated May 5, say, that they no longer doubt that Beileide is in the Hands of the English, through their own Negligence in not fending proper Reinforcements, especially after the Affair on the 8th ult. Letters from Nantz, after representing Belleide as lost, say, that they are under great Apprehensions in that City, as they imagine that the English intend to fortify themselves in Belleisle, and make it a Place of Arms ; and afterwards attack Port l'Orient and some other Place on the Coast." A Letter from Paris, dated May 8, says, We are still very uneasy about Belleisle, from which we no longer receive any regular Accounts. All our Hopes of a Suspension of Arms are now vanished. The , Dukede Broglio is arrived here, to settle definitively the Plan of Operations for the ensuring Campaign; which would have been already begun rd. it not ban for the Want of Subsistances, particularly for the Army on the Lower Rhine, since the burning of the Magazine at Wesel; which will cost the inhabitants of the County of Cleves very dear. The Court being in- formed that this Disaster was procured by Emissaries of Prince Ferdinand's Army, bath sent positive Or- ders to make the Inhabitants of that Country, without Distinction, contribute in Money and Forage to the Amount of the Damage occasioned by the Fire; and at the fame Time to intimate to them, that after the Example of the King of Prussia, our Generals will make them answerable for such Accidents in Future. According to some Advices from Paris, dated the 8th In It. the Chevalier de St. Croix, Com- mandant of Fort Palais in the Island of Beileide, reckoned he might hold out ' till the End of the present Month, and this in Hopes that the Duke d'Aiguillon might find Means to send him Succours. The Letters from France fay, they had 400 Men killed in the Affair of the 13d ult. when our Troops made good their Landing at Belleisle. The following account of BELLEISLE is given by a Gentleman, who was a Prisoner upon the Island some Months, and came from thence the latter End of March last. The Island is be- tween six and seven English Leagues in Length, and about two Leagues and a Half broad. The Inhabi- tants carry on a most extensive Fishery, and make a great Deal of ordinary Wines, commonly called Green Wines. There are about IO Parish Churches upon the Island, and the Inhabitants very numerous. It it a very pleasant and fertile Place, abounding with all the Necessaries of Life. The Fortress of the City of Palais is very strong, and accounted tomb- Proof. The common Report upon the Island when this Gentle- man came away was, that there were 1500 Foot Forces, exclusive of two Regiments of the Irish Bri- gades, and about 7.50 Horse, which arrived from the Continent in the Month of March, upon certain Intelli- gence being received that our Expedition Fleet was destined against that Place. This was well known there some Months before. The Gentleman is of Opi- nion, that the Reduction of the Place will be a Work of Time. The Island is nearly in the Form of an Egg, or irregular Ellipsis, indented on that Side towards the Continent in a semicircular Form, at the Extremi- ties of which arc Jetty Heads, and, just above, the Bay Lomaria. last Sunday the Torrington Man of War passed by Plymouth, with several Transports under her Convoy, who have Troops on board for Belleisle. ADVERTISEMENTS for this Paper are taken in at the Printing- office in- Stall- Street, at 3s. 6d. each Time, if short ; longer Ones in Proportion The BATH CHRONICLE and WEEKLY GAZETTE Bewdley, Bridgnorth, shrewsbury, Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Oxford, Abingdon, Hungerford, under- Edge, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester, Kidderminster, Keading, Salisbury, Heitsbury, Warminster, Westbury, Tinehead, Market- Lavington, Bradford , Trowbridge, Devizes, Chippenham, Calne, Marlborough, Dorchester, Blanford, Shaftsburry, Pool, Of most of WhichPlacesAdvertisementforthispaper, and Orders for all manner of Printing, are taken in ; as Likewise by the newsman. aforesaid may be had. all Sorts of PATENT MEDICINES, & c. Weymouth, SherLorne, & c. & c. & c. at the Post- Offices No Letters receiv'd unless POST- PAID.- At the Priinthg- Office Newbury , I3o Transports are successively going down the River for Portsmouth, to receive Troops to join our Army in Belleisle. With the Transports gone for Belleisle with 3000 Troops, a Dm'' ght' from the Train of 50 Men, a d some Officers, have likewise been sent. Lord Robert Manners's and Col. Boseawen's Regiments have received Orders to hold themselves ready to embark for Belleisle. It is generally conjectured, that if we become Mailers of Belleisle it will be by Blockade, Tuesday both Houses of Parliament met at Westminster, and were prorogued to the 2d of July. A Troop of Light Horse are gone for Dover, to be stationed there and upon the Road, to escort the French Minister, M. de Bussy, to London. At the same Time the Yachts are sitting up in a splendid Manner to receive the Plenipotentiaries and their Attendants, appointed to meet at Augsbourg. The Empress of Russia has appointed the Count de Keiserling, her Ambassador at the Court of Vienna, to assist at the Congress in Quality of her Minister Plenipotentiary. A Separate Peace with France is now much talked of, and Wages are depending that the Queen of Hungary will be left to fight her own Battle's. By a Letter from Barbadoes, dated the 14th of March, there is Advice, that on the 12th of that Month Sir James Douglass, with his Squadron, returned to that Island from cruising off the Granadoes, no; having been able to get out or destroy the four French Men of War which were in the Granadoes. There are Letters in Town which assert, that Commodore Sir James Douglas has effectually blocked up the Island of Martinio ; and in the Space of three Months his Cruizers have taken 18 Ships of different Burdens and Lading, bound from Old France and Holland for that Place. Advices from the East- Indies mention, that on the 7th of October last, at Two in the Morn- ing, the Boats of our Fleet cut out from under the Walls of Pondicherry, the Belane, a French Frigate of twenty Guns, and the Hermione, one of their Company's Ships. By Advices from Holland, we are informed, that the General, the Intendant, and the Mayor of Guadalupe, at the Time of our taking it, have all been ( hot on board a French Man of War. ( pursuant to the Sentence of a Court- Martial) for giving up the Place. From the Hague they write, that they had received Letters from London dated the 2th Inst. with the following Advices.—" Frequent Coun- cils are still held on the Means of accomplishing a general Pacification ; which it is feared, will en- counter many Obstacles. Some Time ago it was thought that if a Reconciliation between the King of Prussia and the Empress- Queen should not be brought about, thai would not hinder the restoring of a good Harmony between our Court and France : But at present a very different Lan- guage is held. Baron Kniphausen, the Prussian Minister, hath represented in such apathetic Man- ner, the close Engagements between this Court and that of Berlin, and brought such strong Reasons against the Inefficacy of a separate Peace, that Mr. P. hath told him, that he might assure the King his Master, that whatever advantageous Conditions should be offered at the Congress, this Court would not listen to them unless his Prussian Majesty was included in the Treaty. This De- claration, joined to the firm Resolution taken not to restore an Inch of Land in North America, is but a bad Omen of a speedy Peace." They write from Hamburgh, that the Behaviour of the French and Prussian recruiting Offi- cers in that Neighbourhood, the Menaces of M de Champeaux, the French Minister, and the Encampment of the Danish Troops in Holstein occasioned much Uneasiness in that City. " We know ( say these Letters) that France hath long been meditating a Coup de Main against us. It is not probable, indeed, that she will openly attack us herself; but, Supported by Denmark, she may force us to submit. It is even assured, that by certain Negotiations that are carrying on between his Danish Majesty and the Court of France, the latter is to engage to Support the old Claims of Denmark on this City, which erected itself into a Kind of Republic, by Means of the large Sum owing to it by his Danish Majesty's Ancestors. They write from Rome, of the 18th past, that all the Grapes in the Vineyards, and other Fruits are entirely ruined in that Neighbourhood, by ; small Infect, or Worm, that destroyed the Roots of the Vines and Trees. Letters from Spain mention, that in the Beginning of the last Month they had very cold Weather, attended with Frost and Snow; which not being common in that Country, had caused a great Illness among the Inhabitants, which carried off a great Number of them. The Turkish Armament has So much alarmed the Gonoefe, that they have concluded to fend the same Succours to the Maltese that they did in the Year 1717 ; and that their Gallies are to join those of the Two Sicilies and Malta. The Receivers of the Older of Malta have borrowed a considerable Sum of the Bank of Venice the Reimbursement of which is assigned upon all the Commanderies. To raise the 150,000 Crowns which the Grand Mailer of Malta requests of the Holy See, a new Mount of Piety has been erected at Rome under the Title of St. Paul of the Religion of Malta, the Actions whereof are laid to be nearly full. Prince Charles of Lorrain, lately elected Grand Matter of the Teutonic Order of Knighthood hath made Presents to the Provinci. J Commandaries, to the Value of 215,000 German Florins. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. Yesterday a considerable Quantity of Military Stores were shipped at the Tower for Quebec and Hallifax. Lord Catheart is appointed his Majesty's high Commissioner : o the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, which met this Day. His Lordship is likewise appointed Governor of Dum- barton Castle. Yesterday at Noon Mr. Godfrey's Experiment for extinguishing Fire, was tried in the House erected for that Purpose near Marybone. The House, which is of Brick, consists of three Rooms, one above another, a Stair- Case, a Chimney, Lath d Walter Ceilings, and a Kind of Wainscotting round the Rooms of rough Deal. At Twelve ' Clock the Ground- Room, and that up one Pair of Stairs, were Set on Fire, by lighting the Faggots and Shavings laid in there for that Purpose in about fifteen Minuites the Wainscot of the under Room was thought to be Sufficiently in Flames, and three of the Barrels were thrown in which by almost immediate and Sudden Explosions, instantaneously extinguished the Flames; and the very Smoak in that Apartment in a few Minutes totally disappeared. By this Time the Firemen, & c. who had the Care of throwing in the Machines, gave an Alarm that the Stair- Cafe had taken Fire, and that it was necessary directly to go to Work upon the next Room, which was accordingly done, and with the same Effect. The Experiment however hitherto did not universally Satisfy ; in the last Instance more especially it was thought to be too hastily put in Execution ; and the Populace without fide the Paling, who were very numerous, and whole Curiosity, from the very Nature of their Situation, remained much dissatisfied, began to grow rather riotous, and talked of a Second Bot- tle Conjurer. For the Sake of the Experiment, therefore, and to remove all Manner of Doubt, Mr. Godfrey consented to a third Experiment in the upper Room, which was entirely of Wood. The Flames were now suffered to get a considera- ble Height, and even the Window Frames de- stroyed, before the Barrels were thrown in, which however answered exactly as the former had done ; and being quite in Sight of the Out- standers, they were better satisfied. It was rumoured that his Majesty was at the House of Mr. Wilton, the Statuary. The Duke of York, Prince William- Henry, and Prince Henry- Frederick, with several Persons of Distinction, were on a Scaffold adjacent. On an Ap- plication made to his Majesty, he was pleased to appoint a Guard of two hundred Men to surround the Place, who together with Mr. Justice Welch, the high and petty Constables, and other Peace Officers, preserved the utmost Regularity during the whole Time of the Experiment. The Num- ber of Spectators were computed at upwards of 12,000 Persons. Yesterday was launched at Deptford, the Corn- wall, of 74 Guns, the Command of which is given to Captain Cornwall, Nephew to Capt. Cornwall, slain in the Engagement in the: Mediterranean, between the British Fleet and combined Squadrons of France and Spain. A Vessel arrived at Cadiz from Martinico brings Letters, dated the 15th of February, which advise that upwards of 60 English Vessels had been carried into that Island in about fifteen Days. The St. Antonio de Lisboa, Capt. Francis Go- mez de Silva, from London to Lisbon, is lost on the Coast of France; the Goods are damaged. A melancholy Scene now presents itself in the Press- Yard of Newgate : Seven Men under Sen- tence of Death for various Crimes ; one an el- derly Man, who has been a reputable House- keeper, a Liveryman of London, and has gone through all the Offices in the Parish where he lived, Father of twelve Children by one Woman, ( four of whom are now living) and Grandfather to one. The other six are in the Prime of Life, all tinder Thirty, and one even under Twenty. These last are likely young Fellows, most of whom are genteelly dressed. To Mr. ********, on his having painted a very beautiful young LADY, in Bonnet and Cardinal. I. WHILST the Original's unknown, I still can call my Heart my own ; Unhurt the Copy view : Whilst thus the beauteous Face you shade, And Eyes too bright by Nature made, Nor Death not Wounds ensue. II. Thus at the Sun thro' Mists we gaze ; Our Sight from his enfeebling Rays The Vapour dark securing : But when no Medium screens his Light, His Beams are so severely bright, The Blaze there's no enduring. III. Friend to our Sex ! our Thanks receive ; ' Tis owing to your Art we live ; Ourselves unwounded find : Such Charms were dangerous, you knew; So, o'er the Piece a Veil you threw, In Pity to Mankind. At the ORIGINAL Yorkshire Boarding- School, At KIRBY - H I L L, Three Miles from RICHMOND, Kept by Mr. JAMES STUBBs, Assisted by the Rev. Mr. KALE, and other proper Masters, YOUNG Gentlemen are genteely boarded, decently cloathed, carefully and expeditiously educated in the Several Branches of Literature, at , Ten Pounds per Annum, from fix to ten Years of Age. Enquire of Mr. BRETON, in. Marchant's Court, Bath, 0r of Mr. RICHARD SMITH, BRewer, near Temple- Cross, Bristol. The Rev. Mr. HALF is now in Bath, and will carefully conduct thither " Such Boys as are ready to go. EPIGRAM, on a Tooth- Drawer. FAM'D **** expert can draw your Teeth, ' tis true ; But by his Skill he draws your Money too. Thus if you like his Art, it may be said In Time he'll empty both your Purse and Head Then, my dear Friend, be rul'd by Nature's Laws Keep close at once your Pockets and your Jaws. By VIRTUE of His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent, The following Medicines are Sold at Mr. New- bery's Ware- House, the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church- Yard, opposite the North Door of the Church, London ; by C. Pope and Co. at the Printing- Office in Stall- Street; Messrs. Leake and Frederick, Booksellers; Mr. Lambe, Grocer ; and Mr. Duperre, Perfumer, in Bath ; and by Mr. Cadell, Mr. Brown, Mr. Palmer, and Mr. Ward, Booksellers, in Bristol : DR. James's Powder for Fevers, and other Inflammatory Distempers, which is a very safe and pleasant Medicine to take, will re- move ( as has been experienced in many Thousand Cases) any continual acute Fever in a few Hours, though attended. - with Convulsions, Lightheadedness and the worst Symptoms: But, if taker, in the Beginning of a Fever, one Dose is generally sufficient to perform a Cure. It is like- wife a most effectual Re- medy for all internal Inflammations, Pleurifies, Quinsies, acute Rheumatisms, and the Lowness of Spirits and Uneasinesses proceeding from slow and latent Fevers, which are generally mistaken for Vapours and Hystericks. It is extremely effectual in the Small- pox, Measles, and St. Anthony s Fire, and a single Dose remarkably slops the Progress of a Cold, and cer- tainly prevents the ill Consequences arising from that very common Disorder, the Source of almost all Distempers.— Price 2s. 6d. the Paper, containing four Doses. Dr. John Hooper's Female Pills, Universally esteemed the best Remedy against those ge- neral Complaints which the Fair Sex are subject to; they cleanse, purify, and cause a free Circulation of the Blood, and remove all Obstructions ; whereby Health is recovered, and the Patient who looked like Death, restored to a lively Complexion. Price is. the Box. Mr. Greenough's Tincture for the TEETH, well known for its Excellence in cleansing, whitening, fastening, and preserving the Teeth, and curing the Scurvy in the Gums. Price is. the Bottle. Mr. Greenough's Tincture for the TOOTH- ACH, which relieves the most violent Pain of. the Teeth in a few Minutes, as has been experienced by Thousands. - Price is. the Bottle. The Stomachic Lozenges, which are the pleasantest and most effectualRemedy yet discovered for Disorders of the Stomach and Bowels. They cure the Cholic, and all fixed Pains of the Stomach, Indigestion, Wind, cold Phlegm, and Want of Appetite; and immediately relieve the Heart- burn, and sour Risings, and prevent the ill Effects of bard Drinking especially of bad Wine, sour Punch, stale Beer, & c. Price is. id. the Box. The Pectoral Lozenges of TOLU, Being a pleasant and most effectual - Remedy, for all tickling Coughs, Catarrhs, fore Throats, Hoarsenesses and Defluxions on the Lungs; for they sheath the Acri- mony of the Humours, heal the Rawness and Soreness of the Breast, and promote Expectoration. Price is. the Box. Dr. Robert Eaton's Styptick, which is a sovereign Remedy in all inward Bleedings, Vomit- ings, and Spitting of Blood, or Bleeding at the Nose & c.- Price 2s. S. d. the Bottle, or a smaller Sort et is. 6d. [ See a Character of this Medicine in Dr Cheyne's Book, entitled, The Natural Method of curing the Diseases of the Body and Mind. ] The BALSAM of HEALTH Or, ( as it is by some Persons called) the BALSAM of LIFE, which being a Composition of the finest natural Balsams and balsamic Herbs, is the most admirable Vulnerary in Nature, curing all fresh Wounds at once or twice dressing, and is a most excellent Remedy in Chronic Disorders, viz. the Rheumatism, Gout, Asthma, Wind Cholic, Gravel or Stone in the Kidnies, and all inward Decays and Weaknesses.— Price is. 6 d. the Bottle. The Proprietor of this Balsam having fully established his Property ( as may be seen by the Pro- ceedings concerning it in the High Court of Chancery) now offers it to the Public at is. ( ad. the Bottle, tho that which is called the Balsam of Life is fold for y. 6d. As Counterfeits of the above Medicines are hawked about the Country, the Public are desired to be particularly careful to apply for them to Mr. New- bury, at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church- Yard, opposite the North Door of the Church, or to those who are impowered to sell them in different Parts of Great- Britain, Ireland, and thr Colonies Abroad under his Hand end Seal. To be Lett, At Midsummer next, ( Furnish'd) T H E Upper HOUSE in Gay- Street, On the Right Hand Side. Or, ( if a Tenant chooses it) the Furniture will be sold as it slands, and the House lett Unfurnish'd. Enquire of JOHN BRYANT, Upholsterer, At the Sign of the ROYAL- BED in the Market- Place, Who has just laid in a fresh Stock of UPHOL- STERY GOODS, which he is determined to sell on the very lowed Terms. Among many her Articles are the following, viz. Damasks. Moreens, Harateens, Cheynes, Cottons, Checks, white and colour'd Quilts, Cotton Counterpanes, Rugs and Coverlids ; Turkey, Wilton, Kidderminster, Scotch and Lift Carpet- ing ; Bed- Lace, Lines, and Tarsels ; figur'd Horse- Hair for Chair- Bottoms, at 2s. 9d. per Yard, which are as cheap as Leather, and much better for Use ; a very large Assortment of Paper Hangings in the newest Taste, from 2d. hf. to Iod. per Yard ; India Paper ; Several hundred Yards of Mock India ditto, from i5d. to is. per Yard ; all Sorts of painted Sail Cloths for Floors; Dutch and English Mattings ; Chairs, Tables, Bureaus, and Bedsteads of various Kinds; small painted Frame Glasses, from 7d. to 4s. each ; all Sorts of English Bed- Ticks, from is. per Yard to 3s. also Flanders Ticks for Beds ; Dantzick, :> wan, and Goose Feathers, from i4d. to, 2od. per Pound ; common Feathers ; Flocks and Milpuff for Quilting, ready carded. Houses and Rooms furnished by the Week or Year ; or any particular Articles lett to Hire. Sedan Chairs made and mended, as neat and as cheap as in London : And all Sorts of UPHOL- STERY and CABINET WORK done in the neatest and cheapest Manner. A large Assortment of Pier Glasses, in white and burnish'd Gold Frames, of various Sizes and Patterns, in the newest and molt elegant Taste. --- Mache of different Patterns, for ornamenting of Rooms; Sea- Pieces, and other Paintings for ditto, & c. & c. & c. D R. ROBERT WALKER'S Patent Genuine JESUITS DROPS, or ELIXIR of HEALTH and LONG LIFE. ( In Bot- tles only of 2s. 6d. and 5 s.) The great Success and Demand that is daily made for my never- failing genuine JESUITS DROPS, - which are the most certain, cheap, pleasant, safe, effectual and im- mediate Cure ever discover'd jor Gleets and Seminal Weaknesses, tho'. ever so obstinate, of ever so long ¡ landing, and by - whatever Means occasion'd, and also for the Venereal Disease, from its slightest to its most malignant Symptoms, has occasion'd some Persons to endeavour to imitate the same, and publish Medicines pretending to some of the like Virtues. His Majesty, that I should reap the sole Advantage of my said va- luable Invention, and that the Public should receive the Benefit of the same genuine, was most graciously pleas'd in the 29th of November, 1755, t0 £ rant me his Royal Letters Patent, for England and the Planta- tions ' in America : And, on repeated Representations of the great and surprising Cures daily perform'd by my said Jesuits Drops, has been since also graciously pleas'd, that his Subjects in, his Kingdoms of Scotland and Ireland should also have the said Medicine genuine, and for preventing them from being imposed upon with spurious Medicines, falsely pretending to the fame Virtues, to the Prejudice of their Healths and Constitutions, as well as endangering their Lives, to grant me his Royal Letters Patent for those Kingdoms. My said Patent genuine Jesuits Drops have no Mercurials in their Composition, and neither purge or vomit, but carry the Disorders clean off by Urine ( the Dose only 15 Drops in Wine, Water, or on Sugar) and is an excellent Remedy for Travellers, and Persons going to Sea, as to be taken to secret, that even a Bed- fellow cannot make Discovery, and at any Time, in any Season or Climate, ( keeping their full Virtues ten Years) without - Alteration in Diet, and eradicates Root and Branch all the poisonous Symptoms of those loathsome Distempers, and absolutely answer all the Ends that can be expected by Salivation, and were never known to miss of curing after Salivation bad fail'd. I am to he consulted gratis at my Warehouse, and Persons of either Sex may, on personal Application, depend on the strictest Honour and Secresy, and re- ceiving a certain Cure, with a mild Medicine, with- out their Constitutions being torn to Pieces with rough Mercurials. And I give gratis, seal'd up with each Bottle, a printed Treatise on Gleets, Weaknesses, and the Venereal Disorder, by which Persons of both Sexes may cure themselves ; with the greatest Secresy, and know if the Disorder be of a mild or malignant Na- ture. Veritas prevaleat. R. WALKER, M. D. To be had at the Patentee's Ware House, the Bible and Crown, the upper End of Fleet- Lane, opposite the Sessions House Gate, Old Bailey, London; of Mr. Brown, in C- hristmas- Street, Bristol ; of C. Pope, and Comp, at their Office, in Stall- Street, Bath ; and of the Distributors of this Paper. At the Printing- Offce aforesaid may be had, Curious Issue Plaisters, to stick with- out Filleting, Price i s. LIKEWISE The Famous Blacking- Ball for Shoes, Price is the large, and 6d. thé small. t The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. I.] Now Selling off, at PRIME- COST, ( As he is determined to quit Business) All the STOCK in TRADE Richard WILLS, LINEN- DRAPER, At the BLACK- MOORS- HEADS, in Stall Street. Long Lawns from 17d. to 5s. per Yard ; Clear ditto from 20d. to 4s.- 6d.— Three- quarters, Seven- eights, and Yard wide Irish Cloths, from Iod. to 6s. per Yard. The SHOP to be Lett. The Hot- Wells, Bristol. Contrary to many mean, unjust Assertions by PUBLICANS and Others, that there is No Tavern Accommodation at the Wells: This is to assure the Nobility, and Gentry, That very good Pleasant ROOMS, A good COOK, and LARDER, With very good WINES of all Sorts, With Diligent Attendance, May be depended on during the SEASON, At the Private Ball and Tea- Room. ALSO Breakfasting & Afternoon- tea Served in the Best Manner, From One to a Hundred, as usual, By their much known, and honoured diminative, but most obedient, and very humble Servant, THOMAS LOgGON At the Grammar- School In WELLS, Somerset, YOUNG GENTLEMEN Are BOARDED, And educated in Classical Learning, At Reasonable Rates, By the Rev. Mr. COX, Late Assistant in the Grammar- School at Bath. Proper Masters for Writing and Arithmetic, Dancing and French, will attend the School. The Terms of this School may be had of Mr. COX aforesaid. This Day, is publish'd, in OCTAVO, Price 5s. 6d. in Boards, The Annual Register: Or, A VIEW of The History, Politicks, and Literature Of the YEAR 1760: Containing, besides a great Variety of other Things, THE Continuation of the History of the Present WAR, ( which has been uni- Versally well approved in the Annual Register for 1758 and 1759) to the Conclusion of the last Campaign. London.: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, in pall- Mall; and fold by J. Leake, in Bath : Where may be had, The Annual Register for 1758. and 1759 : The Second Edition. This Work will be continued Annually, and is intended to form a Complete and Regular History of the Times. T0 be Sold by AUCTION, ( Or OTHERWISE ) On Tuesday, the 13th of June next Between- the Hours of Three and Six o'Clock in the Afternoon, 6 small Houses or Tenements With a Large STABLE, Late William Hicks's, a Bankrupt: Situate in Claverton- Street, or Road, leading to Claverton- Down, in the Parish of Widcomb near Bath. Enquire of Samuel Dancey, in Miles- Court near Queen- Square. The Houses and Stable to be view'd any Day before the Sale. Likewise a One- Horse CHAISE and HARNESS to be Sold. Enquire of Mr. Thomas Harris, or Mr. Roger Spering, in Bath. I3I Sunday's and MOnday's POSTS. [ No FOREIGN MAIL arriv'd.] From the LONDON GAZETTE. ST. JAMES'S, May 20. THIS Day Count Columbo, Resident from Venice, had his Audience of Leave of his Majesty. And next Day he had his Audience of Leave of her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales; and afterwards of their Royal Highnesses the Duke of York and Princess Augusta. [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] London, May 23, Thursday at Noon Capt. Scroop, of the Hampton- Court Man of War, arrived Express at the Admiralty from Belleisle, with a Journal of the Proceedings of our Troops against Fort Palais; from whom we learn, " That General Hodgson had drove the French out of their strong fortified Camp, who had retired into the Citadel : That the General had opened several Batteries, which were playing with great Success, and he hoped to be Master of the Place in a few Days: And th; i s Col. Craufurd, with his two Aids- de Camps and 50 Men, were reconnoitering in the Night, they were surrounded and made Prisoners by a Party of 300 French. The Mart of War's Boat coming into Portsmouth, was overset in a hard Gale of Wind, and two Lieutenants, the Cockswain, and a Seaman were drowned ; but Capt. Scroop was providen- tially saved by swimming, tho' his Dispatches were lost. One Advantage reaped from the Attempt on Belleisle is, that the French have been obliged to detatch no less than 15 Regiments from their Ar- mies in Germany to line their Coasts, to prevent any other Attempts of our Troops upon them Several Vessels are taking in Oxen and Sheep at Plymouth, for the Use of the Troops in Belleisle. Ten Transports, with Troops on board for Belleisle, are sailed from Spithead. The Island of Belleisle is of much greater Strength and Importance than is generally imagined.— We find that in I674, when the Dutch were at War with France, a Fleet was sitted out with 8000 Land Forces on board, to make a Descent upon that'¡ Ifland ; but tho' the Troops made good their Landing, they were forced to reimbark after a fruitless Attempt upon the Capital, without having got enough from the Inhabitants to defray a tenth Part of their Charges. Letter from a Gentleman in the Expedition against Belleisle, to his Friend, May ii. Holland, who are in the French and Austrian Interest, have had private Notice given them, not to write any Thing to those Countries which they would wish not to be made public, for Prince Ferdinand opens all Letters without Exception But none of choie Bishopricks is treated with so much Rigour, as Munster. The Canons of the Cathedral Church have Guards fet over them , only those who are in the Anglo- Prussian Interest have a little Liberty ; and even their Steps are watched, for Fear of Treachery. The Hon. Henry Grenville is preparing to set out in a few Days for Constantinople. The Society of Arts have signified to Mr. Godfrey their Approbation of his Preparation for extinguishing Fires. [ In the Year 1734., the States of Sweden offered a Premium of 20,000 Crowns for the best Invention for stopping the Progress of accidental Fires ; when one Mr. Fuches, a German Physician, made a Preparation for that End, and the Ex- periment was- tried on a House built on Purpose, of dry Fir, at Legard Island. In this Building were placed several Tubs of Tar and Pitch, and a great Quantity of Chips, all which were set on Fire ; and the Flames issuing through the Top of the House, Win- dows, & c. He threw in one of the Barrels contain- ing the Preparation, which immediately quenched the Flames ; a second Barrel entirely cleared away the Smoke, and the Whole - was executed to the Satisfaction of the Spectators, and to the no small Satisfaction of the Inventor, who was about to return Home, when unexpectedly the Flames broke out again, supposed to be occasioned by a small Quantity of combustible Matter being introduced, and set on hire secretly by some ma- licious Person. Upon this the wrong- headed Mob fell upon Mr. Fuches, and beat him most unmercifully, so that he narrowly escaped with his Life. He soon after left the Country, and never could be pre vailed on ( though strongly persuaded by some of the most eminent Citizens) to return. ] An old Inhabitant of Covent- Garden Parish, aged near 70, values himself on the following Particulars, viz. That he never was in a Play- house That he never was on Horseback : That he never was arretted himself, nor ever arretted any other Person. On Monday last a Serjeant belonging to the Essex Militia, who had deserted with a Sum of Money, received 400 Lashes at Winchester, and was afterwards reduced to the Rank of a private Man. The same Night, about Eleven, the Inhabi- tants of Winchester were alarmed with an Attèmpt of the French Prisoners to escape. Near eighty of them were taken out of the common Sewer, and closely confined ; but on calling over the Muster- Rolls next Morning, 54 were missed, who had got off that Way. Lately came on to be heard before the Court of King's- Bench, Westminster- Hall, upon a Writ of Certiorari, the great Affair relative to the Seizure of 547 Barrels of Irish Butter from Lisbon ( the Property of Mr. Charles Smith, a British Merchant there,. and by him consigned to Mr. Richard Bell fin Hull) by Mr. Burrow, Collector of the Customs at Hull, in the Month of July last, and which, in the Beginning of August, was con- demned as forfeited ; when, upon a full Hear- ing, the Court were unanimously of Opinion that the Seizure was illegal, and ordered the Proceed ings to be quashed, that the Proprietor might be at Liberty to bring his Action for Damages at the next Assizes for the County of York. ODE TO SOLITUDE. I. LET others doat on gilded Roofs of State And court the Joys a splendid World can give, Whilst I, retiring, seek some lone Retreat, With thee, O heav'nly SOLItuDE, to live. II. Far, far from Courts and Grandeur let me rove, And, like some Sylvan Pow'r, delight to stray O'er verdant Meads, and thro' the shady Grove Where artless Shepherds tune the rural Lay. III. Then when the Morn, descending tow'rds the Deep Gleams a faint Lustre o'er the. dancing Wave, High let me sit upon some craggy Steep, Whole rocky Sides the rising Surges lave. IV. Thro' some lone Cloister, at the Midnight Hour Oft' let my solitary Footsteps tread ; And view the Wastes of Time's all- conq'ring Pow' Amid the dreary Mansions of the Dead. V. Or let me seek that desart wild Retreat, Where Thracian Orpheus told his Tale of Woe Or where of old proud Athens held her Seat, And smooth Ilyssus' silent Waters flow. VI. Or bear me to that fair Italian, Plain, Where ancient Arno rolls his silver Tide Or those dole Shades where dwelt the Druid Train On Mono's Heights, or Snowdon's shaggy Side VII. Thus let me trace each solitary Green, And stray, bewilder'd, thro' each magic Grove. Till Death at last shall shift this mortal Scene, And Angels waft me to the Seats above. VIII. Then let no Plumes adorn my fun'ral Hearse, No midnight Torches gild the awful Gloom, No pompous Strains of elegiac Verse, Nor monumental Marble deck my Tomb. IX. But where some baleful Yew or Cypress grows, In solemn Silence let my Urn be laid, Beneath the spreading Branches find Repose, And peaceful sleep among the silent Dead. J. W. Amidst the confused Noise of a Siege, the Whistling of Shot, the Bursting of Shells, the Collies of Small Arms, Drums and Fifes, & c. & c. & c. 1 have selected this Opportunity of telling you I am well, tho' fatigued and bar raffed to Death. The Island is all our own, except Chateau Palais, a d— n'd Jlrong Fortification; our first Landing was repulsed with the Loss of about 46oMen, hilled, wounded, and taken Prisoners; our second was effected with a small Loss. Skirmishes have frequently happened since, attended with some Loss of Men, though we always gained our Point, a Fortnight more and we hope to fee the English Jack flying on the lofty Battlements of this grand Castle. We expect the French Fleet hourly, consisting of 17 Ships of the Line; let them come, and we will give them the same Reception Mons. Conflans met with almost in the very same Place. Adieu, I am now summoned, am your's. We hear that the Men of War at Portsmouth, designed for a second Expedition, will be ready to fail before the End of this Month. It is now said that the French have offered to give up all Canada, with Guadalupe and the Neutral Islands, provided our Court will consent to restore Senegal, and not opose their taking Possession of the Austrian Netherlands All other Conquests to be reciprocally restored, and the French to be paid for their Shipping taken before the Declaration of War.— The Articles relating to the Austrian Netherlands, is that which at present gives the States of Holland great Uneasiness, and causes their holding frequent Delibera- tions, in order, if possible, to hinder its taking Effect. Yesterday the Farl Powis received the White Wand, as Comptroller of his Majesty's House- hold, in the Room of Lord Edgecumbe, deceased. The, same Day the Marquis of Granby, General Waldegrave, and several Officers going Abroad, were' at St. James's to take Leave of his Majesty. A Grant has passed the Seal for paying to Sir Martin Wright, Knt. late a Judge of the Court of King's Bench, a Pension of xoool. per Ann. out of the Exchequer. They write from Dantzick, that the Czarina had caufed Notice to be given to the Magistrates of that City, That, in Consideration of the King of Poland's Intercession, no Encroachment should be made by her Troops on their Liberties and Privi- leges. If the King of Denmark hath a Mind, fays a Letter from Germany, to assert his Claim to Holstein, he must change his System to have a Fleet, and as France hath none, he must apply to Great- Britain.. All our Advices from Munster, Paderborn, Hildesheim, & c. ( say the last Accounts from the Hague) serve to confirm the Report of the Secu larization of those Bishopricks. The People in REFLECTION S. THE chief Reason, perhaps, why Coxcombs are so odious to us, is because we cannot help looking upon them as Pretenders to what we believe we have a better Title to : For could . Man get rid of the Vanity within himself, He would hardly be offended at the Appearance of in other People. 2. Fortune rarely grants us any Blessing, with- out taking some other away at the same Time ; so that when she is in good Humour with us, she seems rather to exchange her Favours with us, than to multiply them upon us. 3. The most certain Rule to be very sincere in. the Advice we give, is to make the Case our own is much as we can. 4. Fools are oftentimes not so much contemned for their Stupidity, as for being held incapable of judging of our own Merits. 5. It is scarce in Fortune's Power to make a Coxcomb unhappy : His good Opinion of himself will support him in most Conditions. Is it hot a Reproach to Philosophy, that Vanity can answer so well the fame End ? 6. It is an established Maxim in the World, that Friendship cannot continue long but between such as have pretty near an Equality in their Conditions, which necessarily renders Friendship of little Use, or, at best, but a meer Traffick. 7. Ceremony is the Affectation of good Breeding, as Cunning is the Ape of Wisdom. 8. The World's Contempt for some Sort of People; serves only to reconcile them the better to themselves; 9. The Favourites of great Men may be com- pared to those bright Clouds, which the Sun has raited and shines upon, and which must fall down again upon the Earth, out of which they were' drawn, as soon as he retires his Beams. Id. The most subtile Flatterer has his Parasite. 11. It is not always so much the Wholsomness of Advice, as the Manner in which it is given, which makes it acceptable. 12. It is our Fate to be seldom sensible, that we have been in a good Condition of Life, before we are obliged to change it for a worse. 13. Hospitality is rarely found but in such plen- tiful Countries, where the Inhabitants have com- monly more than they know well what to do withal. 14. We may fay to ourselves concerning our Passions, what a certain General said to his Soldiers upon discovering the Enemy, " There they are, Lads! if we do not fell them, they will fell us." 15. No Man pays more Homage to his own Wit than he who is not afraid of sacrificing his Interest to a Home Jest. 16. Pride towards proud Men is a Kind of Virtue. 17. The Freedom which our Women enjoy in these Northern Nations, may be owing to no better Motive than our Want of such strong Passions for them, as Men in warmer Climates are subject to. Where their Liberty is less, Mankind are observed to be greater Slaves to Beauty, which h; re, like the Sun in those Countries, appears unobstructed every Day, without having so much Notice taken of it. But with them, like the fame glorious Planet amongst us, it comes rarely forth; and is more admired, tho' generally discovered but through the Cloud of a Veil. 18. The surest Way to get rid. of a worthless Fellow, is to confer an Obligation upon him. 19. That Man who will needs instruct his Wife in Lewdness or Irreligion, may be said to foment a Civil War in his own Dominions. 20. Whenever a Poet attempts to turn Historian, he is under no small Temptation of devi- ating from that plain unbiassed Truth which makes no less the Soul of History, than Fable and agreea- ble Fiction does that of Poetry : Their Provinces are so very different, that they should never be suffered to pais each other's Bounds. Man is really incapable of making any Promises but such as are conditional; the Constancy of his Mind and Inclinations being no more in his own Disposal, than the Continuation of his Life or Fortune. The utmost Sincerity he can truly boast of, is to mean what he fays, when he declares it. 22. One of the most important Secrets in Wri- ting, is, to fay just enough, and no more. To a Young Lady, on her making me a present of a Pair of work'd Ruffles. WHO envies not my happy Hands, Encircled by these flow'ry Bands, Which STELLA'S ( lender Fingers wrought, Which STELLA to Perfection brought ? STELLA, who knows to touch the Soul,' Whose Voice might Savages controul ; Whose Temper's sweet beyond Compare, Easy her Shape, genteel her Air. Thus can the dearest Maid employ,- With nicest Art the slightest Toy ! Thus by the Needle's magic Power Is shap'd the Leaf, is rais'd the Flower ! May this, my Fair, an Omen prove, Th t thou wilt bless me with thy Love ' That thou wilt give me all thy Charms, Thus circle me in thy fond Arms ; Then shall I blest and happy be, Ever happy when with thee ! R. G. Written on an Alehouse Window. OChalk ! to me and to the Poor a Friend, On thee my Life and Happiness depend ; On thee with Joy, with Gratitude I think, For by thy Bounty I both eat and drink. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. [ VOL. I.] 132 Wanted, A COOK- MAID, Not exceeding 40 Years of Age. Well Recommended for her Honesty, Sobriety, good Temper, and a Capacity in her Business. Such a One may hear of an easy Place, by en quiring of Mr. WILLIAM LAROCHE, Wool- len- Draper, in Bridgewater. LOST, A Silver TABLE- POON, The Crest a Boar's Head ; And a Tea- Spoon, with the sameCrest. I Whoever brings them to the Printer of this Paper, shall be rewarded for their Trouble. BATH, MAY 1761. All the FAMILY PICTURES, That were in the Possession of RICHARD NASH, Esq. At the Time of his Decease, May be had, at FIVE GUINEAS each, by apply- ing to Mr. YESCOMBE, Attorney at Law. Such Pictures as are undisposed of by the 20tb of JUNE, will be publickly sold. Not acted here this Season For the Benefit of Mr. HARPER This present Evening will be a Concert of Music. Between the Parts of the Concert will be presented, Gratis, The MASQUE of cOMUS. Comus by Mr. Furnival— Elder Brother, Mr. Keasberry.— Younger Brother, Mr. Price.— First Spirit, Mr. Sherriffe.— Second Spirit, Matter Atkins.— First Bacchanal, Mr. Atkins.— Baccha- nals, Mr. Brookes, Mr. Harper, Mr. Watts, Mr. Martin, & c. Lady, Mrs. Lee.— Euphrosyne, Mrs. Keasberry. — Sabrina, Miss Skudder. To which will be added, a Farce, call'd The Spirit of Contradiction. On the Ist of MAY was Publish'd, Price SIX- PENCE, No. I. of a new Periodical WORK, ENTITLED THE LI BRARY : O R, Moral and Critical Magazine. For APRIL, 1761. Consisting of original Pieces only, And Containing I. A general View of the History and Life of CHRIST ; intended to establish the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity, to remove the Preju- dices that may have been conceived against it, and to set the Excellency of the Gospel in a clear, en- gaging, and convincing Light. II. Essay on MORALS ; shewing the Impor tance and universal Extent of Morality, and how far its Obligations are intelligible to every Mind ; with some Reasons for composing a new System of Morals. Morals III. An Enquiry into the present State of KNOWLEDGE, TASTE, and LEARNING. IV. LIFE, by the OBSERVeR ; exhibiting a candid and critical Review of Men and Things. V. On the Word MYSTERY ; its Origin, and and various Senses. VI. The TEMPLE of DEATH, a Vision, VII. Observations on DECORUM, with CHA- RACTERS. VIII. Moral SENTIMENTS & REFLECTIONS. IX. On the Knowledge of the World. POETRY. X. On the WAR ; a Rhapsody. XI. Song ; by a Gentleman in Love with his own WIFE. XII. Ode to SLEEP. XIII. MONTHLY REGISTER ; containing 1. Literary Article. 2. Foreign Affairs. 3. D0- meftic Occurrences. 4. Naval Transactions. 5. Declarations relative to a Congress, & c.& c. Printed for R. GRIFFITHS, in the Strand, and C. HENDERSON at the Royal- Exchamge. Sold also by the Booksellers in Town and Country : Of whom Proposals at large may be had gratis,--- and likewise of C. POPE, and C6. at the Prin- ting- Office in Stall- street, and the Men who carry this Paper. The second Number of this Work will be published on the lit of JUNE next, and the en- ensuing Numbers will be regularly continued on he first of every Month To be Sold On Wednesday next, the 3d of June, At Mr. THORPE's, in King's- Mead- Street, ( Opposite the late Mr. STAGG'S) A CURIOUS COLLECTION of Pictures, Drawings, & Prints, By Several Eminent MASTERS. Collected by James Vertue, Painter. The Price is fix'd on each Article. Catalogues to be deliver'd gratis at the Place of Sale. Wednesday's and Thursday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE- HAMBURGH, May I5. ARON Wrangel, appointed Minister in this Residence from the Court B of Sweden, delivered the Day before Yesterday his Credentials in that Character to the Senate, COLOGNE, May 16. The first Line of In- fantry, as well as all the Dragoons of the Prince of Soubise's Army, have received Orders to march forward, and form three different Camps at Dusseldorff, Burich, and Rees, the 14th, 15th, and 16th of this Month. The rest of that Army con- tinue yet in their Cantonments. HAGUE, May 19. They write from Saxony, that the King of Prussia was arrived with his Army upon the Frontiers of Silesia, on the 10th Inst. without any Impediment or Molestation from the Enemy and that General Lascy followed his Majesty at a Distance, Prince Henry continued in his Camp at Schlettau and Kutzenhansen, and Marshal Daun in his at Plauen That upon General Hulfen's having quitted Freyberg, and the Austrians taking Possession of it, Colonel Kleist had been detached to dislodge them from thence ; upon whose Approach they retreated, and repaired the Moldau with Precipi- tation. Colonel Kleist brought back to the Camp 84- Prisoners, and above 100 Horses. WHITEHALL, May 26. The King has been pleased to present Thomas Camplin, Doctor of Laws, to the Archdeaconry of Bath, in the County of Somerset and Diocese of Bath and Wells, the fame being void by the Promotion of Dr. Samuel Squire to the See of St. David. [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] Arriv'd the Mails from Holland and Flandess. BERLIN, May 9. The King was still at Meissen the 29th of last Month, but was fending Troops to Silesia. HALLE, May 4. We have received Advice, that the Empress- Queen of Hungary, tho' she has given her Consent to the holding of a Congress, has nevertheless enjoined M. Daun steadily to pursue the Plan of Operations concerted for the present Campaign. HANOVER, May 10. The Body of Troops which the King of Prussia has lately marched to Silesia, consists of above 30,000 Men. M. Daun being unable to send thithrr a Reinforcement of the like Force, it is apparent that the Prussians must be superior to the Austrians in that Part of Germany. May 15. Since Gen. Luckner has made his Appearance again in the Neighbourhood of Got- lingen, the Polls go and come as usual. BUTZBACH, May 6. This Morning a Fire broke out at Nieder- Wissel, about half a League from hence, and upwards of 150 Houses were consumed in less than three Hours Time. ALTEnA, May 11. Our last Advices from Pomerania bring an Account, that the Mortality among the Horned Cattle rages there with so much Violence, that in some parts there is not one re- maining alive. BREST, May 8. We imagine that Admiral Keppel's Fleet will disappear from before Belleisle the first North- Weft Wind. That Commander, well knowing that the Addition of 400 Mouths will make a considerable Hole in the Provisions of the Citadel of Palais, will not permit the English Troops that have been taken Prisoners to be removed to Vannes or elsewhere, tho' strongly sollicited thereto by M. de Sainte Croix, neither will he allow of Surgeons being sent into the Island to dress the wounded English, so suspicious is he of the Artifices of our Nation. We are still Mailers of the Islands of Hedie and Houat, the last of which is within four Leagues of Belleisle, and was fruitlessly attempted to be blocked up by the English Fleet in 1697. There are but 50 Men in the fortified Places of those two Islands, but they are, from their Situation, inac- cessible. HAGUE, May 17. The different Advices re- ceived this Day from Italy bring, that the Veneti- ans being apprehensive that the Military Prepa- rations carrying or. by the Turks, may partly be designed against them, have come to a Resolution to " augment their Land Forces to 60,000 Men, and a proportionate Addition so their Navy. The Ottoman Fleet certainly pa; to. Sea the 13d u't. It is composed of 20. Ships of the Line, six Gallies, a Number of lesser Vessels, and some Corsairs. London, May 26. By Intelligence from Belleisle we learn, that the Town of La Palais was taken by Storm, and by our Marines; and that in the Whole we loft about jo Men. The Out- works of the Town of Palais, at- tacked and carried by our Troops the 13th Inst. were defended by near a thousand Men, and 22 Pieces of Cannon. The French loft above 300 Men, and all their Cannon, which were turned against the Town. Yesterday M. Bussy arrived here from France. It is said that Lord Howe will command the Expedition Fleet now fitting out. Two Fire- Ships and three Bomb- Vessels, are to go out with the next Expedition, with a large Train of battering Cannon. ' Tis laid that a Corporal with three Men had drove the French, to the Number of fifty Men, out of a Village in Belleidle, and kept Possesion of it till reinforced. Tis said, that the Earl of Egremont, who is appointed to assist at the ensuing Congress, will be created a Duke before his departure. This Day the new Knights of- the Bath were installed in Henry the Seventh's Chapel in West- minster- Abbey. The Names of the Knights were, Lord Carysfort, Sir Joseph Yorke, Sir Jam. Gray, Sir W. Beauchamp Proctor, Sir John Gib- bons, Sir George Pocock, Sir Jeffery Amherst, Sir John Griffin, Sir F. Blake Delaval, Sir Charles Frederick, Sir George Warren, and Sir Charles Saunders. The Allies are diligently fortifying Ham. According to Letters from the Allied Army, Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick had issued Orders for taking the Field the 18th Inst. and that the Hereditary Prince, at the Head of a considerable Body of Troops, had marched the nth Inst. from Munster towards the Rhine, to watch the Motions of the Prince de Soubise. Letters from the Dutchy of Cleeves of the 16th Inst. fay, that notwithstanding the French boast so much of the fine Army they are to have, under the Command of Prince Soubise, upon the Lower Rhine, the Loss of their Magazines at Wefel hath made Provisions and Forage very scarce and dear i and Westphalia being a barren Country, and quite exhausted, by having been so long the Seat of War, must, in Consequence, retard that Army from taking the Field so soon as they proposed. Some Letters say, that the Damage which the City of Cassel sustained by the late Siege, amounts to two Millions of Crowns. The French have a numerous Garrison thereat present. They have converted one of the Churches into a Ma- gazine for Corn. The Letters from Venice mention, among the Foreigners of high Rank who assisted at the Cere- mony of the Doge's espousing the Adriatic Sea, was his Grace the Duke of Marlborough. Letters from Ratisbon of the nth Inst. import, that the Turks Declaration against the Maltese had caused much Speculation there5; and that it was even said, that the Court of Vienna had made some Discoveries. A few Days since a Piece of Water in a Gen- tleman's Garden at Southgate, rose to a consi- derable Height, and boiled for some Minutes, in all Appearance like hot Water in a Pot, and some of the Goods in the House were tumbled about at the fame Time. Several Pieces of Water were affected in this Kingdom it the like Manner, particularly at Cranbrook and Tenterden in Kent, Godalmin in Surry, & c. at the Time of the great Earthquake at Lisbon in 1755, without any Shock being felt at those Places at the Time. Bristol, May 27. Arriv'd at the HOT- WELIS, Lord Wentworth Lord Digby, Rev. Mr. Benson, Rev. Mr. Golden, Capt. Williams, Mr. Gashrey and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Hussey, Mr. and Mrs. Date, Mr and Mrs. Haughton, Mr. Mitchels, Mr. Pea cock, Mr. Menzies, Mrs. Noel, Mrs. Delafontain, Mrs. Dolphin, Mrs. Fawconer, Mrs. Wynne, Mrs. Lemmon, Mrs. and Miss Parker, Miss Champneys, Miss Mytton, Miss Cuff, & c. & c. No Ships came in since our last. Arriv'd, At London, the Garland, Powell, and at Guernsey, the Guernsey Packet, Spicer, both from this Port; at London, the Expedition, Maggridge, from Alicant; at Dover, the Tavignon. Darby, from Leghorn; and at Guadalupe, the Britannia, Olive, from London. On Saturday last the House of Mr. William Wady, Goldsmith and Watch- Maker, in Broad street, was robbed by his Maid Servant and Female Lodger : They took several Silver Articles, Stone Buckles, and Money to a considerable Value ; but being pursued, were overtaken at Newbery on their Journey to London, and brought back to this City Monday; and having been ex- amined at the Council- House, and the Goods found on them, they were committed to Newgate. Monday next William Dillon Sheppard, who is under Sentence of Death for Sodomy, will be executed on St. Michael's Hill. MARRIAGES. John Durbin, jun. Esq. of this City, to Miss Drax, Daughter to Henry Drax of Charbrough, Esq. late Secretary to the Prince of Wales, with i2, oool.——— Mr. John Page, late an eminent Apothecary in the Old Market, to Miss Willough, of that Parish.—— Mr. James Jones, Plumber, to Miss Betsey Rogers, of St. James's. DEATHS. Mrs. Holbourne, Wife of Vice- Admiral Holbourne.— Mr. Thomas Howorth, late a Linen- Draper of this City The Wife of Mr. Morris, Brewer, on Temple- Backs. Bath, May 28. The Public are desir'd to be careful to ask for the BATH CHROniCLE and WEEKLY GAZETTE publish'd by C. POPE and Camp, as the Proprietors of the Bath Advertiser ( a Saturday' s Paper) have alter'd their Day of Publication to Thursday, since our Proposals were first distributed, and likewise pi- rated Part of our Title, viz. Bath Chronicle-- We therefore give this necessary Caution, left they should attempt to impose their Paper on the Public for THIS. Arriv'd here, Rev. Dr. Moone, Col. Gore, Col. Sayer, Capt. Keate, Capt. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. Gashry, Mr. Hall, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Trueman, Mr. Botevyle, Mr. Gyles, Mr. Lee, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Jordon, Mr. Waker, Mr. Hare, Mr, Crisp, Mr. Couts, Mr. Paulington, Mr. Eyre, Mrs. Killigrew, Mrs. Apheton, Mrs. Carr, & c. & c. Thursday last was married, Mr. Tiley, Musician, to Miss Whittaker. And Monday, Mr. Cottell, Taylor, to Miss Bruce. Sunday se'nnight died here, the Lady of Sir Rowland Stanley, of Hooton, in the County- Pa latine of Chester, Baronet. Dr. Gusthart is elected one of the Physicians to the General Hospital in this City, in the Room of Dr. Oliver, who has resigned. The Frenchman who was convicted at Taunton Assizes for breaking into a House at Bristol, was executed a few Days since at Ivelchester. Our Correspondent at Plymouth, in bis Letter dated the 14th Inst. says, " This Day the Troops of Lord Robert Manners embarked on board, and will fail To- morrow for Belleisle, if Wind and Weather permit." Last Week was interred in the Family Vault in St. Mary Magdalen's Church, at Taunton, Francis Hobart, Esq. He died of a Consumption ; and had just attained the Age of twenty- one Years. By his Death a considerable Fortune devolves to his Sister, who is married to Mr. Anderson, Surgeon, of Taunton. At Pitmister, near Taunton, was buried, Mr. Thomas Knight, Tobacconist.; greatly lamented by all who knew him. he was a great Adven- turer in the Copper Work at Stowey, in this County. He has left his Fortune to Mr. William Knight, an eminent Attorney at Law at Creech. Col. Lafaucell's Regiment passed thro' Taunton last Week, in their Way to Exeter, to guard the French Prisoners. We hear from Bristol, tha, t the Chevalier TayLOR, Opthalmiator Pontifical Imperial and is arrived at Mrs. Walters's, in College- Green, in that City: That from the Pay of his Arrival, his Lodging!! have been constantly filled with. Persons complaining of distemper'd Eyes, who are continually arriving there from all Parts for his Assistance. What has added greatly to the Number of his Followers, is the Success he ha4 immediately on his Arrival at the Hot- Wells, and with Numbers of the Poor.——- On the Publication of his Life ( written by himself) in October next, he will be fettled for a Continuance in London ; his long Absence in making the Tour of all Europe, having been ever considered as an in expressible Sight; as well from his well- known Charity, as from the Confidence they had of his Power to be this Way the Instrument of their Happiness; since all must agree, that he has had by much the greatest Practice of any in the Age we live ; it being cer- tain for now upwards of thirty Years, ' many Thousands of Persons defective in Sight have presented yearly for Relief, 1 among whom have been a great Number of Princes, and other the greatest Personages.—- An ABRIDGEMENT of the History of his LIFE, now going forward by a large Subscription of the Nobility, Gentry, See. of these Kingdoms, is now in the Press, at the Printing- Office in Stall- Street, and will be publish'd with the greatest Expedition.— From the extraordi- nary Concourse of Persons which are hourly at- tending the Chevalier at Bristol, he will not be able to depart from thence ' till Saturday se'nnight, the 6th of June ; of which all who require hit Aid for Defects of the Eye are desired to take Notice : Will arrive that Evening at the White- Lion in the Market- Place, in this City, and after about two Days will proceed to London.—— In the Story of his Life it appears, that so excessive has been his Practice, for upwards of thirty Years, that in that Time upwards of Sixty Thousand different Persons have passed under his Care, near half that Number have received their Sight by his Hands, besides above 300 born blind, and one- third of that Number of the greatest Personages. The celebrated Oration, delivered at Rome on the Chevalier Taylor's being raised to the high Dignity of Citizen and Noble, ( which has been so much admired for its Elegance of Stile, will be given in our next. At Devizes Market, Thursday last. Wheat sold from 26s. per Quarter to 32s. od. Barley from 15s. to 16s. Oats from IJS. to 16s. Beans from 23s. to lis. Pease from 11s. to 30s. Vatches from lis. to 30s. This Paper will, for the future, be constantly vended in Wells, Glastonbury, Bridgewater, Taunton, & C. SEE. by CORNELIUS CUTLEr ; whose Honesty, Care, and Diligence, in the De- livery of small Parcels, Messages, & c. may be depended on. Two compleat Setts of THIS PAPER are wanted for different Persons in the Country : .. . Therefore, whoever has them from the Begin- ning, may have the full Price for each Paper at the Printing- Office: As likewise for the first seven. TWO JOURNEYMEN PRINTERS are wanted immediately — They must be Composittors.— None but good Workmen need apply. "
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