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Date of Article: 02/07/1761
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[ 149 ] [ N°. 38.] [ Vol. I.] A D Weekly GAZEITE. [ Price TWO- PENCE HALFPENNY.] Printed and publish'd by C. POPE, and C°. at the Printing- Office in STALL- STREET : Where PRINTING in all its Branches is performed 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 forthese last five Years.] THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1761, REFLECTIONS on HUMAN LIFE, I. HOW strange it is, the humanMind, ( That ranges free, and unconfin'd, Thro' Earth and Seas and Skies) In all its Flights can never trace What is the Object, which the Place, Where Satisfaction lies. II. Who would desire to drag a Life, Fill'd with perplexing Cares and strife? Yet such the Tradesman's is; He, lost in Hurry, Smoak and Noise, Ev'n makes that irksome Scene his Choice And counts it real Bliss. III. Who would be raptuf'd with a Ray Shot from a Heap of glitt'ring Clay ? Yet ' tis the Miser ' s cafe; He barters Conscience, Friends and Health, Only to mark his Hoard of Wealth Still more and more encrease. IV. Assur'd I am, a noble Mind In Breath of Tame no Feast can find, Yet ' tis the Statesman's Food ; If round his Coach the Rabble Throngs With Acclamations rend their Lungs, ' Tis his supremest Good. V. Man, form'd for more exalted " Joys, The Shadow seeks, but ever flies The Substance of Delight; Yet let the thoughtless Wretch go on, Til quaff the Streams of Helicon, And climb Parnassus Height. VI. Thence Mortals view, by Trifles croft, From Wave to Wave of Folly toft, ' Till Life is dash'd away; How sweet ' twill be, to hear the Roar Of Billows tumbling on the Shore, When I myself am free. Bath, 1761 STREPHON. Affecting Instance of Parental Affection. [ A TRUE STORY. ] WERE Men convinced that their Virtues, their Vices, and consequently, their Hap piness and Misery, depended on the Manner in which they suffered the Sensations of their Hearts to regulate their Actions, they would assiduously watch these tender Emotions; and so far from employing them as Chance directed, they would take the utmost Care to render them conformable to the Dictates of Reason. The Instance I am going to relate will be suffi- cient to shew, that paternal Affection will some- times carry us to the greatest Excess. Persons may boast of the Tenderness of the Pelican for its Young ; but we shall here fee a Father offer his Life, nay more, hisHopes of future Happiness, to support his Family, I do not pretend to vindicate this Excess of Passion ; I know it is highly crimi- nal : But while we condemn the Action, we must admire the Motive. It may also serve as a Lesson to those unfeeling Mortals whose Hearts are Stran- gers to the tender Pleadings of Companion, and From whose Breasts the griping Hand of Interest has banished every Sensation that has a Tendency to render Man a worthy Member of Society. Such Persons indeed are unworthy to be joined with Bears and Tygers : these lavage Inhabi- tants of the Desart will not treat their own Spe- cies with Cruelty ; nor endeavour to appropriate to themselves a Superfluity which they cannot en- joy, and which is necessary to the Subsistance of their Neighbours. Every Action contrary to the Dictates of Humanity, should be laid before the Public ; and the Authors, unless they immedi- ately endeavour to repair the Mischief, exposed to the Contempt and Scorn of Society. In an obscure Corner of a certain opulent City, lived an indigent but honest Mortal, with his Wife and three Children, who gained a mean Liveli- hood by felling Greens, which he purchased of an opulent Gardener in the Neighbourhood, who had agreed to furnish him with what he wanted, on Condition of his paying for them every Week. This Agreement was for some Time literally performed ; but at last the Wife and eldest Child falling sick, the unhappy Man found it impossible to fulfil his Promise, and at the same Time procure the Necessaries requisite in his afflicted Family. And by this Means he owed his griping Creditor the immense Sum of Forty- two Shillings. The rich Gardener, on finding the poor Man had not paid him as usual the weekly Account, flew to his House, and after telling his Debtor that he would no longer supply him with Greens, added, in the most imperious Manner, that, un- less he instantly paid his Arrears, he would fend him without Delay to a Prison. The poor Man pleaded for Time in the most pathetic Manner; shewed him his Wife and Child, who lay in the most dangerous Condition ; and begged he would be contented to take half the Sum, for the pre- sent, as he hoped then to be able to furnish his little Shop, support his indigent Family « and pay him the Remainder in a Reasonable Time. But all his Attempts to soften the ftony Heart, of his Creditor were of no Effect ; he infilled on his paying him the Whole directly, without { hewing the least Regard to the moving Complaints of his Fellow- Creature. The poor Man finding it in vain to plead for Indulgence, paid the Debt, which was the whole Sum he was Master of. The inhuman Creditor having received the Money, left his unfortunate Family, and, instead of pi- tying, insulted their Misfortunes. The poor Man was no sooner alone, than he abandoned himself to his Grief, which, by re- flecting on the Miseries he imagined must inevi- tably attend his distressed Family, soon changed into Despair. At length he was roused from his melancholy Suggestions by his Wife, who beg- ged him to bring her a little Water, and provide something for the Children, who were crying for Bread. " My dear Children, ( cried he) your " Wants shall be supplied, but it will cost your " Father dear." He knew that the Parish was obliged to take Care of distressed Widows and Orphans, and could think of no other Method of preserving them from perishing, than by de- priving her of a Husband, and them of a Father, who was incapable of supplying them with Bread. Filled with this terrible Purpose, he retired into a small Closet, where he used to keep his Herbs, determining to put it immediately in Execution. The Thoughts of a future State stopped him for some Moments j but reflecting there was no other Method of saving his Family, he addressed him- self to hisCreator, begging he would not impute that to him as a Crime, which, in order to save the Lives of his innocent Wife and Children, it was absolutely necessary for him to perform. He now placed about his Neck the fatal Cord, and had soon launched into Eternity, had not a Woman who lived in an adjacent Apartment beard the Blows he gave the Partition with his Feet, in struggling for Life. She was then at Breakfast ; and thinking the sick Woman flood in immediate Need of her Assistance, ran in with a Knife in her Hand, and entering the Closet, cut down the unhappy Wretch, who had proba- bly only a few Minutes to live. Her Cries brought the sick Woman and a neighbouring Sur- geon to his Assistance; by which Means the un- fortunate Man was recover'd. This remarkable Action soon spread over the Neighbourhood, and fortunately reached the Ears of a Person of Distinction, remarkable for his Humanity, who ordered him to be brought to his House ; and after placing the Enormity of his Crime in the most conspicuous Point of Light, gave him Money sufficient to furnish his Shop, and provide Necessaries for his Family, ordering him whenever he was again reduced to Misfor- tunes, to apply to him. The poor Man, filled with Gratitude, gave his Lordship a faithful Account of the whole Trans- action, and described, in so affecting a Manner, the dreadful Situation he was in, at feeing his Children on the Point of perishing with Hunger, that his generous Benefactor could not refrain from Tears. How different must the Conduit of the cruel Gardener, and that of this humane Nobleman, appear to the Eye of every unprejudiced Mortal ? The former excites oar Contempt and Abhor- rence ; while the latter engages our warmest Wishers for his Happiness. And surely those Wretches themselves, who have no Regard for any Thing but their own Interest, cannot help ap- plauding this benificent Action, though their fordid Souls will not suffer them to assist the Needy, nor wipe the Tears from the Brow of Indigence. The HAPPY EFFECTS of WINE. [ By an eminent PHYSICIAN.] SEE! fee! the jolly God appears, His Hand a mighty Goblet' bears : With sparkling Wine full- charg'd it flows ; The sov'reign Cure of human Woes. Wine gives a kind Release from Care, And Courage to subdue the Fair ; Instructs the Chearful to advance Harmonious in the sprightly Dance. Hail Goblet ! rich with gen'rous Wines ! See ! round the Verge a Vine- Branch twines. See ! how the mimic Clusters roll, As ready to re- fill the Bowl! Wine keeps its happy Patients free From ev'ry painful Malady ; Our best Physician all the Year ; Thus guarded, no Disease we fear, No troublesome Disease of Mind, Until another Year grows Kind, And loads again the fruitful Vine, And brings again our Health— new Wine. The two spiteful BROTHERS : [ An EPIGRAM.] " With fobbing Voice, upon his Death- Bed sick, Thus to his Brother spoke expiring DICK : Tho' during all my Life, hi Poverty, Thou never, NEDDY , shewd'st Concern for me, I hope thou wilt take Care when I am dead. To fee me buried.— That I will, quoth NED, We'll lay thee deep enough, DICK, nevrFear, Thou shalt no longer be a Nusance here: And, as a fit Memorial on thy Grave, I'll write this Epitaph,-—" Here lies a Knave." This Sting plerc'd deep, and keen surprising Pain, Call'd DICK'S departing Spirits back again, Sarcasin so bitter would not let not him die, ' Till thus he made as bitter a Reply: And when thou shalt be laid by me, dear Brother, Some Friend, I hope, - will write, Here lies another. Friday's and Satutday'S POSTS. Arriv'd a Mail from HOLLAND. Germany, VIENNA, June 6. HE Sum of the Advices we receive from our Annies, is, that General Campitelli has been detached to meet and join a Body of thirty thousand _ . Russians, which the Empress- Queen has taken into her Pay, and is advancing to Glo- gau. Baron Laudohn's Head- Quarters were still at Hauptmansdorff the ist Instant; but Yesterday it was reported that the King of Prussia had ad- vanced as far as Landlhut. The Empress- Queen hath ordered a solemn Service to be celebrated monthly, for the Repose of those who are slain in Battle. Frontiers of SILESIA, June 8. It is said that General Laudohn hath resolved to detach the Troops under Gen. Beck, towards the Quells, and the Head- Quarters of that Corps will, on the 15th or 16th, be transferred to Friedberg on that River. SAXONY, June 10. It is reported that Lieut; General Hulsen will be sent with 24. Battalions and 34. Squadrons to the Neighbourhood of Zic- kau, to observe the Motions of the Army of the Empire. Hither POMERANIA, June 10. The Rus- sians are preparing to aft with Vigour and Ef- fect. On the 7th Inst. the Town of Belgurd, in which there is only a Battalion of Grenadiers, was summoned by General Tottleben. NEUss, June 16. There is no Room to doubt of M. Chevert's going to Lipstadt. The Mar- shal Prince de Soubize's Army, which was Yesterday at Effen, will cover the Siege of that Place. Marshal Broglio is marching to War- burgh. It is not doubted but that the Allies, when attacked on every Side, will endeavour to get back to the Wefer. Holland. HAGUE, June 18. The Letters received this Day by the German Mail, have brought nothing material concerning the Armies, all which, as yet, seem to remain inactive. London, June 25. Yesterday Nathaniel Nash and John Cartwright, Esqrs. were elected Sheriffs of this City. Vast Preparations are now making by the Earl of Egremont against hisDepartureforAugsbourg; and it is thought he will make the grandest Appear- ance of any Plenipotentiary that ever went from England. We hear the House taken at Augsbourg for the Reception of his Lordship, is lett at the exorbitant Price of 2000I. per Annum. It is said the Express sent from Mr Stanley to ourCourt, is of a very interesting Nature, and that a Council was held on the fame, and that further Instructions are sent back to him at Paris. Letters from Paris advise, that M. de Bussy had written Word, that he had been flatly told that no Suspension of Arms would be agreed to, unless it were general, and extended to" all the Powers at War; and that, on the other Hand, Mr. Stanley had signified in very plain Terms, that the King his Master was very ready to conclude Peace, upon Condition that England should retain all her Conquests in North America and recover Minorca ; and that in Return she would restore Guadalupe, Senegal, and Goree. But these Cessions, it is added, are not sufficient, nor to the Liking of the Court. 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 is circulated in London, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Tiverton, Taunton, Bridgewater, Wells, Shepton- Mallet, Bruton, Frome, Gloucester, Cirencester, Tetbury, Malmsbury, Wotton- under- edge, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester, Kidderminster, Bewdley, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Oxford, Abingdon, Hungerford, Newbury, Heading, Salisbury, Heitsbury, Warminster, Westbury, Tinehead, Market- Lavington, Bradford, Trowbridge, Devizes, Chippenham, Calne, Marlborough, Dorchester, Blandford, Shaftsbury, Pool Weymouth, Sherborne, & c. & c. & c. at the Post- Offices of most of which Places, Advertisements for this Paper, and Orders for all Manner of Printing, are taken in ; as likewise by the Newlmen, No Letters « received unless POST- PAID. - At the Printing- office aforesaid may be had, all Sorts of PATIENT MEDICINES, & c. 150 The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, They write from Paris, that the first Visit paid by Mr. Stanley in that City, was to the celebrated M. de Clairault. A Letter from Portsmouth, dated June 22, says, " The Harbour is full of Transports for the second Expedition; but there is no Talk when they will fail." Advices from Vannes say, that four English Men of War were lying oft the Mouth of the River Villaine. They write from Belleisle of the roth Inst. that Part of the French Garrison, on marching out of the Citadel of that Place, had mutinied, but that they were soon suppressed, and several of the Ringleaders - Were confined. Letters from Paris fay, that the Populace were so exasperated at the News of the Surrender of Belleisle, that several Disturbances have hap- pened already Letters from Wesel, dated the 14th, affirm, that the Army of the Prince de Soubise is 70,000 strong ; and add, that never richer Equipages were seen, or an Army more encumbered with Coaches, Post- Chaises, Baggage Mules, and all the other Attendants of Military Luxury. Wanted, A G E L D I N G, Not exceeding 14 Hands high, Fit to tatty a WOMAN. For further Particulars, enquire of Mr. STENNET, Grocer, in the Market- place. The BATH and BRISTOL Flying Stage Post- Chaises, SET out from the White- Hart in Stall- Street, BATH, every Morning; one at Eight o'Clock, the other at Ten ; and put up at the White- Lion in Broad- Street, BRISTOL :— Will let out from thence every Evening, one at Four o'Clock, the other at Six.— To carry Passengers at 3s. each. There will alio One let otit every Morning from the said White- Lion in Bristol, at Eight. o'Clock, or Ten, if required ; which goes to the aforesaid White- Hart, and returns again from thence every Evening at Four, or Six. These Chaises will carry only two Passen- gers each, unless a third should be agreeable to the Company. [ VOL. WHEREAS CATHARINE, Wife of SAMUEL SEAGRAM, Farmer, of West- Cranmore, near Shepton- Mallet, in the County of Somerset, has threatened to run her said Hus- band Debt: This is to caution all Persons not to trust Her on his Account, for that he will rot pay any Debts she shall contract after this Publication. BATH. The London Tea Warehouse, Lately kept by Mr. KEEP, at the Bear- Corner, Is Removed to the REGISTER- OFFICE, Adjoining to Trim- Gate, near Queen- Square, And now kept by James Gegg ( Brother- in- Law to the said Mr. KEEP :) WHO has laid in a large and fresh Assortment of TEAS, of the finest Fla- vour ¡ bestTurkeyCOFFEE, andCHOCOLATE; all Sorts of GROCERY, & C. which he is deter- mine to fell, Wholesale- and Retail, on the lowed Terms: And the Continuance of the Favours of the said Mr. KEEP's Customers and Friends, will be gratefully acknowledged. He fells likewise Stationary Wares and Patent Medicines. At the above House Sold by Mr. Leake, Bookseller, inBath; Mr. Baldwin, and . Mr, Jackson, in London ; and Mr. Brown, in Bristol: The Following MEDICINES, Prepared by the Directions of Dr. HILL. 1. For the Certain CURE of the Scurvy, Essence of WATER- DOCK. There is no Questi0n but this Plant will cure the most inveterate Scurvy: The Ancients all affirm it, and tie Cures daily now performed by the Essence prove their Truth. It not only clears the Shin of Eruptions, but mends the whole Constitution. Scorbutic Persons are subject to have bad Stomachs, and to be miserably low- spirited at Times; and many have These Com plaints, not knowing the Scurvy is the Cause : This Medicine takes off the Faintness, creates an Appetite and good Digestion immediately, when that Distemper in their Blood is the Cause; and gradually cleans the Skin, and prevents future Eruptions. The Afflicted may depend on These Effects. Price 3- r. the Bottle, with Directions. 2. For the Gout and Rheumatism, ELIXIR of BARDANA. — The Numbers who have found Relief from this Medi- cine prove that it has, at least answered the Expecta- tion with which it was made public ; and fresh In- stances of its good Effects daily shew, that the Author is so happy as to have been of some Benefit to Man- kind. To prevent the Returns of the Gout has been found impossible; but to relieve those who suffer, it is in our Power; to reduce the Number, and shorten the Continuance of' the Fits ; and to alleviate the Pains of them: So much will be effected by this Medicine. And this is as much as a considerate Per on would de- sire: In the Rheumatism, it is a certain and absolute Cure; and the Disease never returns. The Dose is a Tea- spoonful in a Wine Glass of Water, Night ana Morning. Its Operation is by insensible Perspiration, and slightly by Urine. Price is. the Bottle, with Directions. They write from Rome, that in digging in the Gardens of theConvent of St. Ambrose, the Workmen discovered Part of the FlaminianCircus. OneVault was in good Preservation ; thePaintings, which have sustained scarce any Damage, are some of the most valuable Remains of that Mo- nument. In digging near the Latin Gate, two subterraneous Saloons have alio been discovered, in which were found four Tombs with Marble Urns, adorned with Sculpture. Letters from Rochefort of the 2d Instant, import, that the Departure of the Ships armed in that Port, which was fixed for that Day, been prevented by the Appearance of some English Men of War ; and that the Equipment of the Tonnant, the Orient and the Nor- thumberland, was laid aside for Want of. Sailors. They write from Brussels, that the Exportation of old Linen, or Rags for making Paper, from the Chattellanies of Ghent nndBruges, is prohibited, by an Ordinance, just published, under severe Penalties. Tuesday many Gentlemen who are on the Com- mittee for building Blackfryars Bridge, went on board the Caissoon, and the first Stone was laid by Sir Sobert Ladbroke, and a Medal of his pre- sent Majesty, let into black Marble, was laid by Desire of Sir Francis Gosling, Knight and Al- derman : The Inscription on the Stone is as follows:— On the 23rd Day of June, 1761, in the first Year of the Reign of King GEORGE III. the first Stone of this the first Pier was laid by Sir ROBERT LADBROKE, Knight, Alderman, and Chairman of the Committee appointed by the Cour. of Common- Council to carry into Execution the A{ 1 of Parliament for building' a Bridge cross the River Thames at Black- Fryars, to the opposite Shore in the County of Surry. . Robert Mylne, Architect; Jo- seph Dixon, Mason. Briefs have patted the Seal for Rebuilding the Churches of Elmton, in the County of Derby and Packington in the County Leicester. A RID D L E. AFriend and an Enemy. A Blessing and a Curse. A Beauty and Deformity. It saves Life and takes it away. Is Long and Short. Round and Square. Strait and Crooked. Smooth and Uneven. Hard and Soft. Hot and Cold. Mod wanted where it is in greatest Plenty, and where most useful least regarded. It accommo- dates itself to all Tastes. Is Savory and Insipid. Sweet and of bad Smell. Strong and Weak. Sometimes able to carry the greatest Burthens, and at other Times will not bear the Weight of a Pin. For this Men make long Journeys, tho' they have it at Home. So capricious it is, that at Times it will drive away all Company, and be full of Reflections; and at other Times have a large Assembly, and do its utmost to contribute to their Mirth and Entertainment. It has the Art to disolve Matrimony. Pleases and Displeases, insomuch that it's Presence and Absence are both implored. Cooks, and House- wives admire it. Husbandmen curse it. Merchants use it. It causes Famine and Plenty. Is a Bane and an Antidote. Man and Beast, Fish and Fowl, Earth and Air, experience its Influence. It has the Pri- vilege of killing the fairest Lady's Lips, assists them in dressing, and is often the Ornament of their Persons. A sovereign Remedy for despair ing Lovers, and will bring them together, though at an Hundred Miles Distance. Subservient, over- bearing, useful and destructive. Death and a Medicine. It is a Fluid and a Solid. A Mou tain and a Valley. It has a numerous Offspring, and yet an Enemy to Children. It is a Subject of Miracles, and a Plague to Philosiphers. A Theme for Poets. An Improvement for Music. Of great Use in the Art of Fortification, and has occasioned the finest Architecture in the World. I To HORTENSIA. N sober Garb, with Looks serene, Mild Evening now begins her Reign : Behold 1 along the Mead she throws Bright Gems of Dew; — the Damask Rose Perfumes the Air ;— the coral Throng Now warble forth their Evening Song. Come then, my fair HORTENSIA, come, Thro' th' enamell'd Meads we'll roam ; For Evening calls us to survey Her Beauties !— Come without Delay. EPIGRAM, on two Railing PARSONS YOUR justice, Sirs, is wond'rous great, And never more in Season ; You do with Scorn each other treat, And with the greatest Reason. They write from the Hague of the 19th, that the Spanish Minister,. the Marquis de Puente Fu- erta, had, the Week, before, in a Conference with the Deputies of the States- General, after presenting his Credentials, signified, " That the King his Mailer was not a little surprised, that after the many Complaints made by M. de Porte and M. de Grimaldy, against the Contraband Trade to the Spanish Territory carried on by the Merchants of Curacao, the State had given no Or- ders to put a Stop to it: That he was therefore commanded to require that the most precise Orders on this Head should be immediately issued ; other- wise the King would be under a Necessity of pu- nshing the Offenders according to the Rigour of the Laws of Spain." Letters from Posen, of the 12th Inst. advise, that the first Division of the Russian Troops, led by Count Fermor, was advanced; beyond Polish Lissa, about five Polish Miles from the Frontiers of Silesia ; and that General Goltze was marching into Poland, having passed the Oder near Great Glogau, and had ordered all the Country People to retire over that River with their bell Effects. By a Letter from Gottenburgh we are told, that the Swedish Nation in general are very averse to a War in Germany, and that the People are so intent upon the Herring Fishery, and other wife Improvements, that they express an utter Abhor- rence of whatever lias a Tendency to withdraw a single Ducat out of the Country, From Havre- de- Grace we learn, that on Ac count of an Expedition designed by the Court of France, an Embargo was continued on all French as well as foreign trading Ships at that Port. His Prussian Majesty is so polled, that if Gen. Goltze beats the Ruffians, or prevents them from making an Irruption into Silesia, he may fall into Bohemia, with such a Force, as will entirely dis- concert the Projects of the Court of Vienna. They write from Hamburg, that their Deputies at Paris were in great Hopes of succeeding in their Commission, to get Trade opened again between France and Hamburg: But that theArrival of M. de Champeaux, Jun. in France had destroyed in one Hour the Progress they had made: And they had no Hopes of being able to do any thing till the Conclusion of a Peace. These Letters from Hamburg add, that they know not what to think of the System of the Da- nish Court, the Secresy of whole Schemes gave the Hamburgers no little Uneasiness: That many Danish Officers had appeared there within a Fort- night, who, in Concert with divers Emissaries of the Court of Copenhagen, were most assiduous in raising Recruits ¡ and met with great Success, be- cause they offered more Bounty- Money than the Prussians, New Commissions of the Peace have passed the Seal for Leicestershire and Oxfordshire. His Majesty's Kitchen near St. James's Park is to be pulled down, and Apartments built in its Room, and the Kitchen is to be removed into the Middle of the Palace. His Majesty has been pleased to appoint the Capts. Bell, Wightwick, and Collins, of the Ma- mes, to the Rank of Majors in the Army, for their gallant Behaviour at Belleisle, His Majesty's new Ship Ocean being ordered to be fitted out and manned for Sea Service, Yesterday her Cannon were shipped off at Wool- wich. A Letter brought by his Majesty's Ship Namur, Capt. Buckle, arrived at Spithead from off Brest, gives an Account, that after the Commodore leaves them, their Fleet will consist of the Or- ford, Princess Amelia, Chichester, Edgar, Hamp- ton- Court, Rippon, and the . ¿ Solus and Niger Frigates, with the Albany Sloop. There are in Brett fix Ships of the Line and two Frigates, but they seem not inclinable to come out. The Prince Edward Man of War, now lying at Portsmouth, which was designed to convoy some Store- Ships to Guadalupe, is ordered to take the Trade bound to Gibraltar. & c. Yesterday the 5th Payment of 1,400,000!. was made at the Bank of England, towards the twelve Millions for the Service of the current Year. Yesterday upwards of 300 Prisoners from Lud- gate, the two Compters, and his Majesty's Pri- ston of the Fleet, were discharged at Guildhall, before the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor ; his Lordship behaved with his usual Lenity and Candour.— A poorWoman,- who was brought in a Chair ( on Account of her ill State of Health) to Guildhall, in Expectation of being cleared, expired in the Chair on her Return to Prison. Last Week a Salt Officer at Droitwich, and another Man, having laid a trifling Wager which could drink most neat Rum, the Salt- Officer, after he had drank a Quart, dropped down dead. Tuesday a Jewess, in Agate's- Passage, Wool- pack- Alley, Hounfditch, was delivered of four Children, two Boys and two Girls; a Boy and Girl were born first, and the other Boy and Girl were born about two Hours after. The Vow of INDOLENCE. ( Inscrib'd to two young idle Ladies.) THO' doing Nothing's understood To be alone your sov'reign Good ; Yet the most Learned do allow, Some small Abatements to your Vow. You may then, where and when you please, Stretch'd in a Chair or Couch, at Ease, Admit a Kiss, and something more, From the sweet Man you do adore. A new- discovercd Remedy for Coughs and Consump- tions, all Phthisicky Complaints, Asthmas, and tough Phlegm, Difficulty of Breathing, Hoarseness, and Stuffings- up of the Lungs. A Tea- spoonful con tains the Virtue of two Ounces of Honey, impregnated with the finest vegetable Balsams, and never disagrees with any Constitution; it converts a Glass of Water into the Nature and Quality of Asses Milk, with this balsamic Addition; it takes off the Hectic which at tends a Consumption, recruits the Strength, allays the Cough, and heals and preserves the Lungs. If it be in the Power of Medicine to stop the Ravage of that cruel Disease which cuts off such Numbers of our Youth, this Balsam will effect it. The Author can recommend it on hug Experience, and if it might not appear vain or interested, could add great Proofs of it virtue. — Price the Bottle, with Directions 4. VALERIAN, GenuineTincture of the TRUE ROOT. It is excellent beyond Parallel in all Nervous Disorders, Lowness of Spirts Head- achs, Tremblings, vain Fears, and Wandering of the Mind; in Convulsions, Hysteric Fits, Hypochon- driacal Complaints, and the Epilepsy. It prevents Sickness at the Stomach ; and takes off entirely that Sense of Fulness and Swelling of the Flesh in damp Weather, which so greatly affect Persons of laxFibres. It gives a serene Cheerfulness of Disposition in the Place of those careless Horrors which so dreadfully op press People who have weak Nerves.— Providence seems to have given the Plant in a peculiar Manner to England, inhere those Disorders are most common A Medicine not only for the Body, but the Mind. Sold in Pint Bottles at 10s. 6d. the Smaller 5s. and zs. 6d. each. 5. Essential Tincture of GoldenRod, The most successful Medicine now used for the GRA VEL and STONE.— Each Bottle containing about 16 Doses; and is an effectual, safe, and pleasant Re- medy in all Degrees of those Complaints.— Price 4s. the Bottle, with Directions. The above Medicines are sealed, and signed by the Author, with his own Hand- Writing, at the Bottom of each Bottle. 3. Pectora l BALSAM of HONEY: The REGISTER- OFFICE Is kept by the said J. GEGG and Comp. 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Pope and Comp. at the Printing- office in Stall- Street, BATH. The famousCordial Cephalic SNUFF, Which by longExperience has been found an effectual Remedy in most Disorders of the Head, and in some, especially the common Head- Ach, it frequently gives immediate Ease. It admirably opens and purges the Head, strengthens the Nerves, comforts the Brain, revives theSpirits, and is not an offensivePersume, but a most grateful Aromatic. It also removes Drowsiness, Sleepiness, Giddiness, and Vapours; is of great Service in Hysteric and Pa- ralytic Complaints, as well as in a recent Deafness and loss of Memory. Those who so far comply with that ldol Fashion, as to take much of the common Snuffs ( and thereby injure both Head and Stomach) would do well to mix some of this Cordial Cephalic Snuff with what they take, in common, whether Scotch, Rappee, Spanish, & c. and their bad Effects will be almost totally prevented. Price Six- pence the Bottle. The original and genuineDafff s Elixir, Which is too well known to need any Recommendation-. We have only to observe therefore, that as this is faith- fully prepared from the original Receipt, and with the very best Materials, it far exceeds those Compositions which are usually fold under that Denomination, as thousands can testify. Price is. 3d. the Bottle. Dr. ANDERSON'S SCOTS PILLS, One Shilling the Box. Dr. STOUGHTON'S Stomachic Cordial ELIXIR. One Shilling the Bottle. Fine SYRUP of CAP I LAI RE, One Shilling the Bottle. Right FrenchHUNGARY Water, One Shilling the large Bottle. Double- distill'd LAVENDER Water, One Shilling the large Bottle. The famous new invented Blacking- Ball for SHOES : Which by the Experience of thousands have been found to be the best that ever were made for that Purpose.— It gives the Shoe a fine Gloss, black as Jet, and hath these excellent Properties; that it will not in the least daub, or foil the Fingers, in putting on the Shoe, or the Stockings in wearing; it makes the Shoe always look like New, and is an excellent Preservative of the Leather against the Wet, that the Shoes thereby wear a considerable Time longer. These Balls are both neater and cheaper than any Blacking commonly used; one of them, if used with Discretion, being sufficient is serve a single Person twelve Months. Price is. the Large and 6 d. the Small. Sold likewise, Curious Issue Plaisters, to stick with- out Filleting, at is. the Box. Greenough's Tinctures for the Teeth, At is. each Bottle. I.] WILLIAM SMITH, GLOVER and UNDERTAKER, At his House in BrOAD- STREET, BRISTOL, SELLS, TICKETS, SHARES and CHANCES of TICKETS, in the Present State- Lottery, 1761. He also Registers Tickets at 6d. per Number, and the earliest Notice sent of their Success to any Part of GREAT- BRITAIN or IRELAND. Frontiers of SAXONY, June 13. The Report of M. Da no's March to Silesia, with a large Body of Troops, was wholly groundless. His Army continues quiet at their several Posts. He has lent Orders to the Army of the Empire, to march with all Diligence towards Saxony ; and as Prince Henry has weakened himself considera- bly, by sending a large Force under General Hulsen, to observe that Army, it is supposed that M. Daun will seize this Opportunity to strike some Blow. F RANCFORT, [ on the Mayne] June 16. There is much Talk of a Peace, and many think that the Campaign will not take Place, or at least that it will not be of long Duration. What- ever may be in this, Part of M. Broglio's Equi- page is set out for Cassel, and the General him- self is preparing to follow it. holland, HAGUE, June 19. The Head Quarters of Marshal de Soubize's Army were, the 13th, at Holt. The 14- th they marched to Essen, where M. Chevert led the Column which had remained with the Artillery at Duffeldorff. M. Voyer marched that Day to Recklinghausen. The 17th the whole Army was to be at Dortmund. On the 17th M. Scheither, with a small Body of Light Troops, crossed the Rhine, and set Fire to the French Magazines at Xanten, and other Places; plundered a great Quantity of Baggage, and spread great Consternation among the French Troops in those Parts. Letters from Warsaw of the 6th fay, that the Van Guard of the Ruffians was not then arrived at Posen. June 23. By our last Accounts from West- phalia, Prince Soubise was encamped with his whole Army in the Neighbourhood of Dort- mund; and Marshal Broglio was expected to form his Camp near Cassel. Prince Ferdinand marched the 21st from Paderborn to Geseke.— The Hereditary Prince was encamped on the Heights of Havel upon the Right of the Lippe; as was Lieut. Gen. Howard, with his Corps near Ham, upon the Left of that River; and the whole Army was disposed in such a Manner, as that it might be drawn together to the Right or Left as there should be Occasion. Nothing had passed in Silesia when the last Let ters came away, and only some Skirmishes in Saxony. The Russians who had advanced to Belgard, after a smart Cannonading, retired upon the Approach of General Werner's Corps. London. ST. JAMES'S, June 25. His Majesty in Council was this Day pleased to order, That the Parliament, which stands prorogued to Thurs day the 2d of July next, should be further pro rogued to Thursday the 3d Day of September fol lowing.— And that the Convocations of Canter bury and York, which stand prorogued to Friday the 3d of July next, should be further prorogued to Friday the 4th Day of September following. London, June 27. The RAKE's PROGRESS. Whan Nature prompts a Love for Woman- kind, And to their Frailties all our Sex are blind; Behold! what Wonder at this Age excites, A vicious Rake, reclaimed, his Progress writes. WHEN first my Tongue cou'd Mama fay, I then was full of am'rous Play ; And smiling on my Nurse, Whilst she my tender Limbs did warm By gentle Fire, not thinking Harm, I gave her Buss for Buss. At Five Years old, ( a forward Boy !) To please young Mil's was all my Joy, I scorn'd the trifling Rattle ; For whilst my School- Mates play'd with Toys, I chose much more sublimer Joys, With pretty Girls to prattle. As I grew up, still more intent, On Women all my Thoughts were bent, I long'd to be from School ; To gain my Ends, I learnt a- pace, I quitted soon this hated place, And liv'd without Controul. Now I with Flattery's pleasing Art Strove to subdue each Virgin's Heart, Her Person to enjoy; Long Time my Scheme had no Effect, Each Female did my Suit reject, And call me silly Boy! At last I found an yielding Fair, One who with Venus might compare ; I sprang into her Arms, And there — ( what Pen can paint the Bliss Arising from each mutual Kiss) I rifled all her Charms. At Fifteen thus my Race began, And now I thought myself a Man ; The Nymph whom I seduc'd, Was just my Age;— in am'rous Play The blissful Moments slipp'd away, ' Till Time a Child produc'd. This was the Summit of my Joy, And now my Love began to cloy ; I loath'd th' unhappy Fair: Marriage was offer'd, — I deny'd, And ev'ry Threat with Scorn defy'd ; Which drove her to Despair. Death soon, alas ! did close her Eyes, And all her Friends did me despise: I mourn'd her hapless Fate: Yet ' twas not long e're Sorrow fled ; For now my Mind was so misled, Lust chang'd my Love to Hate. From Fifteen up to Twenty- one, A vicious thoughtless Race I run, Devoid of ev'ry Care : With Harlots vile my Time was spent; Nor all the Force of Argument Cou'd make me shun the Snare. The Man who fights in Venus' Wars Does often meet with Venus' Scars; I know it to my Cost : With Health impair'd, and Fortune low, Who can describe my inward Woe, To fee what Time I'd lost. Distraction almost seiz'd my Brain, To think how vicious, vile, profane, And wicked Wretch I'd been. Of Harlots now I loath'd the Sight; Repenting too, with Heart contrite, Of ev'ry deadly Sin. My vile Companions thought it strange; My Friends with Pleasure view'd the Change, And all were reconcil'd : Soon Virtue's Ray's began t' appear ; And now I've banish'd ev'ry Fear, I'm like a new- born Child. Since Vice, for its attendant Train, Has Nought but Penury and Pain, To tempt us to transgress,— Let other RAKES repent, like me, The good Effects they loon will fee ; What Joy ! what Happiness! Scheme of the Lottery, 1761. No. of Prizes. Value of each. Total Value. 2 of IOOOO is 20000 2 _ 5ooo — 10000 4. — 2000 — 8000 10 — 1000 — IOOOO 20 — 5OO IOOOFTI IOO — IOO — IOOOO 201 — 50 — 10050 I1606 — » 20 232120 11945 Prizes 310170 First drawn 500 Last drawn 1000 48000 Blanks at 61. each 288330 60000 Tickets at iol. each 600000 The LOTTERY begins drawing the 17th of Nov. Letters Post- paid will be duly answered. Sunday's and Monday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. Germany FRANCFORT, June 18. ARSHAL Br° glio set out from hence this Morning, and was faluted at his Departure by theCannon of theTown. The Artillery, the Grenadiers of France, as well as great Part of the Regiments that were in the adjacent Parts, marched two Days before, WESEL, June 17. The Prince of Soubise's Army began to move forwards the 12th, in three Divisions ; that under M. de Chevert incamped at Steyl the 14th, and at Boeckum the 15th, where they were last Night. The Prince of Soubise's Division was the 14th at Essen ; the 16th he joined the Division under M. de Chevert at Boeckum. The Division under M. de Voyer was incamped Yesterday at Grimberg on the Emser. Conflans' Corps was at Gastrop : And all the Volunteers of the Army were at Dortmund ; whither the whole Army intended soon to march, and incamp in a Line. HAMBURGH, June 19. We have Advice, that General Lantinghausen having resigned the Command of the Swedish Army, set out the 8th Instant on his Return to Stockholm ; and that General Ehrensward is to succeed him. In the mean While General Lubecker is charged with the Command of the Swedish Troops, who con- tinue to remain very quiet in their Quarters of Cantonment. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. This Day the the Right Hon. Henry Arthur Earl of Powis, Comptroller of his Majesty's Houshold, was, by his Majesty's Command, sworn of his Majesty's most Hon. Privy Council, and took his Place at the Board accordingly. His Majesty having been pleased to appoint the Right Hon. John Lord Delawarr, Lieutenant- General of his Majesty's Forces, to be Governor of the Island of Guernsey, the usual Oaths were this Day administred to his Lordship. [ In this Gazette is a Proclamation for electing a Peer of Scotland at Holy- Rood- House on the 12th of August next, in the Room of the late Earl of Home ; and another for proroguing the Parliament of Ireland to the 25th of August.] [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] Arriv'd the Mails from Holland and Flanders. Germany, VIENNA, June 3. A Russian Army of 70,000 Men will soon reach the Frontiers of Silesia. — Gen, Caramelli gone to meet it, to inform the Generals of the best Roads to Great Glogau.— This Army will act in Concert with that of Gen. Laudohn, which, since its Junction with theTroops from Saxony, amounts to about 50,000 Men. FRANCFORT, [ on the Oder] June 14. Gene- ral Tottleben has been obliged to desist from his Enterprize against Belgard, of which he endea- voured to make himself Mailer by a Coup de Main on the 7th. Since that Time some Russian Detachments have appealed on the Frontiers of the NewMarche, and have even occupied Lands- berg on the Warta : But the Troops under Tot- tleben are far from being so numerous as they were last Year, scarce exceeding 6000 Men. The Position of the King's Troops both in Pome- rania and the Neighbourhood of Glogau, is such, that we have little to apprehend from the Russians. Lower SILESIA, June 13. The King hath as yet made no Motion of Importance. He hath only marched some Troops towards the hilly Part of this Province, and sent General Goltze a fresh Reinforcement of five or fix Battalions. As Gen. Laudohn seems to be preparing to re- enter Silesia, the King's Army holds itself in Readiness to repair wheresoever Circumstances may require. The Russians begin to appear on the Frontiers of Silesia. One Body of them will probably endeavour to join the Body of Aus- trians ander General Bethlem, towards Neiss. The Austrians in Lusatia, particularly those polled near Zittau, make frequent Incursions into Si lesia, where they live at Discretion, and extort Money, Linen, Stockings. Shoes. & c. On Wednesday there was a grand Council held at St. James's, to which the Members were sum moned from the Country. We hear that before the Citadel of Belleisle surrendered, there had been 18,000 Shells thrown and 14.8,000 Cannon Balls fired, besides Mus ketry without Number, by which the Cannon of the Enemy were in general dismounted. It is said that the Count d'Affry, in the Passport which he granted to the Duke of G. made use of the following remarkable Words : " His Grace the Duke of G. in Consideration of his Rank, has Liberty to go to or through what Part of France he pleases, notwithstanding the Insult that has been lately offered his most Christian Majesty at Belleisle." ' Tis said that Commodore Walker has drawn a Plan to annoy the French Coast, for which Pur pose he is gone to Belleisle. A Letter from Paris, dated June 19, fays, " The Court is concerting the properest Mea sures to frustrate the new Enterprizes, which the English, elated at the Conquest of Belleisle, will not fail to form against our Maritime Places. Letters from Paris fay, that M. de Bussy did not despair of obtaining a Suspension of Arms, being seconded by the Prince de Galitzin, the Russian Minister, who had assured the British Ministry, That the Empress his Sovereign, was, in Concert with France, warmly soliciting the Court of Vienna to consent to a Suspension of Hostilities with the King of Prussia : And that till a categorical Answer could be received ftom Vi- enna, the Motions of the Armies would be con- lined to the seizing of advantageous Posts for procuring Subsistance, that, if a Truce should not be agreed to, nothing might retard or slacken the Vigour of their Operations. On Wednesday Evening M. Boreel, Ambassa- dor- Extraordinary from the States of Holland, arrived in the River, on board one of his Majesty's Yatchts, from Holland. Yesterday six Pieces of tine new Brass Ordnance, Twelve- pounders, with their Carriages, were drawn out on Tower- Wharf, in order to be sent this Day to Portsmouth. And a great Number of Hand- Axes, Hand- Bills, Spades, Shovels, Pick- Axes, and other Military Implements, were put on board a Sloop at Tower- Wharf, which failed for Portsmouth. A Letter from the French Army at Bockum, dated June 16, Six at Night, concludes thus :— " It is said To- day that Prince Ferdinand is marching to us with 80,000 Men. We shall go to meet him ; and before this Day fe'nnight the whole will be decided." Extract of a Letter from OSTEND. " I left Dunkirk last Thursday, and came to Oftend, in order to embark for England. They have at present in Dunkirk, two Bomb- Ketches of a new Construction, which carry each 16 Twen- ty- four Pounders, and three fourteen Inch Mor- tars. Their Sides, I believe, are near four Feet in Thickness, and they are as long upon the Keel as our 40 Gun Ships. They carry 150 Men for their Complement, but have Conveniencies to carry 3 or 400 if they want to fend them any where. They fight their Guns below. There are two others, which will be launched in 3 Fort- night.—- They have at Dunkirk 65 flat- bot- tomed Boats, 28 of which are finished and brought into the lower Bason; the rest they are hard at Work upon ; but where their Destination is for, is quite a Secret. They have about twelve Thousand Men in the Neighbourhood. At Oft- end there is a Regiment of Royal Bavarre, of three Battalions, two of which having been taken Prisoners, cannot act any more, this War." In a Message from the Emperor to the Diet of the Empire at Ratisbon, which Was delivered the iith Inst. by the Elector of Mentz, his Imperial Majesty acquaints the Diet, that the Powers at War had agreed that the Congress at Augsburg should be opened between the 1st and 15th of July. Yesterday his Majesty was pleased to create John Delaval, Esq. ( Brother to Sir Francis Blake Delaval, Knight of the Bath) a Baronet. This Afternoon, at Three o'Clock, the Ses- sions ended at the Old- Bailey, which proved a Maiden one.— Mr. John Perrot, formerly a Mer- chant on Ludgate- Hill, a Bankrupt, and who has been in. Newgate some Time, on Suspicion of defrauding his Creditors, was double iron'd, and order'd to remain to receive his Trial next Sessions. '' Tis laid he has concealed Bank Notes and Effects to the Value of 4000I. and upwards, with Intent to defraud his Creditors. Thursday several Publicans in Westminster were carried before a Magistrate, and fined 5s. each, for raising the Price of Beer, contrary to an Act passed in the Reign of William III. which fixed it at 3d. a Quart. last Sunday Se'nnight Mr. Thompson, a Far- mer near Douglas in the Isle of Man, having some boiled Meat for Dinner, his Children, Wife, and himself, eating of the Broth, before they had done were all taken very ill; but an Apothecary being sent for, who suspected it to proceed from the Cop- per the Victuals was dressed in, ordered them the proper Medicines, and they all recovered. Next Day some of the fame Meat and Broth was given to two Dogs and a Cat, which being confined for the Sake of observing the Effects it had on them, they found them soon grow very sick and swell, and before Night died, it is hoped this will serve as a Caution against using Copper Vessels for the dreffing Provisions, at least against not taking care that they are kept well tinned. To a Certain COQUETTE. CHLOE, in vain those Looks you dart, Which your Conceit discover ; Like you I can secure my Heart, And seem the fondest Lover. A Complaisance in Looks, and Sighs, I pay with as much Ease As you can fancy the Disguise To be what mod does please. To the PRINTER, & c. IN the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Sir Oliver Wilkie was chosen Member of Parliament for the City of Bristol: And as he was a Gentleman of extensive Benevolence, he gave Co sumptuous an Entertainment at his Election, that a Maiden Aunt of Sir Oliver's gave Ten Thousand Pounds from him and the Family, as she esteemed him prodigal: As I had the Honour to marry into the Wilkie . Family, and Part of Sir Oliver's Li- brary coming to my Share, I found in an old Herodotus, his Election Dinner, as it appeared upon the Table, with a Receipt in full: If you please to give it a Place in your next Paper, the Public will then fee the amazing Prodigality at our modern Elections, when compared with the frugal Days of the glorious Elizabeth. First Course. s. d. Calves Feet Soop at the upper End - o I At the Bottom of the Table, Roast Rabbit ..------ o z At Sir Oliver's Right Hand, stewed Cockles .... -. 01 Left Side, poached Eggs withHop- tops o if. To the Right of Sir Oliver, fry'd Hasty Pudding ——— o i bf. ] Opposite Side, broil'd Mushrooms — o o Middle, black Caps — — o o bf. Second Course. Dish of Fish at the upper End, ( fry'd 151 At the Bottom, Tripe ragoo'd in its own Liquor — Next to Sir Oliver's Right Hand, Rice Opposite, Eggs Alamode Ditto, to the Right, Oysters on Shells Left Side, Radishes — Middle, black Caps as above Butter allowed for Cooking ( half Pd.) Salt and Pepper Two Bottles of Ginger Wine drank at and after Dinner — Toast and Water Ordered to four Waiters in white Waist- coats Bread and small Beer what you please s. d. ° If. o o 3 f. o i bf. o i o o bf. o o o i hf. o o hf. Oí/. o o 3/. o i o o 1 7 3f- Ram at Bristol, June 4, 1561. Received then of Mr. Cuthbert Cowledge, Steward to Sir Oliver Wilkie, One Shilling and Seven- pence Halfpenny, ( he deducing a Farthing for prompt Payment) being a full Consideration for Sir Oliver Wilkie's Election Dinner, and re- ceived in full by me, Ralph Kilderkin. To Mrs. ****** OUR Grandsire ADAM, e're of EVE possess'd, Alone, and e'en in Paradise unbless'd ; With mournful Looks the blissful Scenes survey'd, And wander'd in the solitary Shade : The Maker saw, took Pity, and bestow'd WOMAN, the last, the belt Reserve of GOD. 152 RICHARD EVATT, Senior, UPHOLDER, From BEDFORD- STREET, COVENT- GARDEN, Having quitted Business in LONDON, BEGS Leave to acquaint the Nobi- lity, Gentry, and others, that he has now opened his UPHOLSTERY and CARPET WARE- HOUSE In West- Gate- Street, BATH, With an entire fresh Stock of Goods; in parti- cular, some Bales of fine Turkey and Musquetta Carpets, just imported by Shardeloise, Capt. Richard Burford, from Smyrna ; fine Colours, well- proportion'd Sizes, and close Pile ;— and all other Sorts of Carpeting. Likewise an Assortment of PAPER HANG- INGS, with Variety of Patterns from a new- establish'd Manufactory, for Rooms, Cielings, Stair- Cases, and Passages, at very low Prices. And various other Articles ; which will be fold at moderate Profit : The lowest Price given with- out Abatement. All Manner of UPHOLSTERY Workdone in the neatest and genteelest Taste, ( when be spoke) on the most reasonable Terms. At which Place will be always kept a large Quantity of HOUSHOLD GOODS, of various Sorts, to be lett to Hire, by the Week, Month, & c. All Sorts of Goods and Merchandize ap- praised and bought ; or fold by Commission, if required. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. [ VOL. I. ] FOR SALE BY AUCTION, At the Exchange- Coffee- House, Bristol, On MONDAY, the 27th of JULY next, be- tween the Hours of twelve and Two, Four Messuages or Tenements With a Tan- Yard in good Repair, Capable of great Improvement; Together with Three Acres of Orcharding adjoining, Planted with the best Sort of Cider Fruit, about twenty Years Growth ; Will male about forty Hog/ heads of CIDER a Year, Was lett at 30I. per Ann. since which upwards of 200l. have been laid out on the same. Situate within the Manor of Pensford, In the County of SOMERSET ; ( Contiguous to a PLEASANT RIVER) Now in Possession of Jn- Chilton, Tanner, Held on three Lives, under EDWARD POP- HAM, Esq. subject to a chief Rent of 19s. 6d. per Annum ; and a Heriot of the best Beast 01 Goods, or in Lieu thereof the Sum of 3I. 12s. F° r further Particulars, enquire of Mr. Jos. WILSON, Distiller, in Redcliff Street, BRIS- TOL ; or of the said JOHN CHILTON, who will shew the Premises. ROBERT ELLIOT, Auctioneer. Note, There are two Acres and 3- qrs. of Pas- ture Ground, held on the same Lease, but granted to Mr. ALEXANDER ADAMS, on the Lives above, in Consideration of his paying one- ninth Part of all Taxes and Renewals. Conditions of Sale to be express'd at the Time of Sale. Wednesday'S and Thursday'S POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. LIEGE, June 22. HE Burghers of this Town having refused to lett their Granaries to the French for their Flour, they asked for the Granaries of the Convents, which were granted : But those not being sufficient for the vast Quantities they have here, they demanded the Quantities of the Canons of St. Paul, but were refused ; on which, this Morning they broke open the Doors, and carried in their Sacks by Force. HAGUE, June 26. We have no Letters from the Allied Army : But what we hear fromWest phalia is, that the Prince of Soubise was still at Dortmond on the 23d ; but had pushed a Van- guard forward to Unna, Camen, and Luymen. Those Accounts mention besides, that the Here- ditary Prince had sent away his heavy Baggage; and Prince Ferdinand had advanced from Pader- born to Geseke, so as to support his Serene High- ness. It is supposed, that the French Army is delayed for Want of Subsistance, which the late Rains have made it difficult to procure from We- fel. Marshal Broglio is said to be marching on his Side towards Westphalia. Letters from Magdebourg say, that the King of Prussia and Prince Henry still remained in their former Position. Prince Frederick Eugene of Wurtemberg is en- trenched before Colberg for the Defence of that Place. And the Russian Army had advanced to Landsberg and Driesen. The Army of the Empire are moving slowly towards the Frontiers of Saxony and Franconia. ST. JAMES'S, June 29. This Day his Excellency M. Boreel, Ambass- rdor from the States- General, had a private Au- dience of his Majesty, to deliver his Credential Letters. [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] Arriv'd a Mail from HOLLAND, which brought the following Intelligence. There are Letters which fay very positively that the French inverted Lipstadt on the 19th of June ; but this merits Confirmation. A Paragraph from the Hague, dated June 27 fays, " An Express that is just set out for the Al- lied Army is supposed to carry Dispatches of the last Importance." A Letter from Paris, dated June 19, says,— " Our Court seems extremely chagrined- at the ltttle Success of Mons. Bussy's Négociation, which does not by any Means answer Expectation." The Brussels Gazette fays, that the Court of London, on ejecting the Demand made by M de Bussy of a Suspension of Hostilities, had never- theless proposed one Condition on which they would consent to an Armistice, which was, That France should immediately withdraw her Troops from Germany. From Constantinople they write, that the Aga of the Janissaries was deposed, and succeeded by the second Commander of that Corps. From the Hague we hear, there is an uncom- mon Stir in the Council of the States, ron account of certain disagreeable Intelligences, which seem to want no further Confirmation, than that which will be the unhappy Effect of an almost immediate Execution. it is said the so much talked of Turkish Squa- dron hath already set Sail, and as it is to appear upon theCoasts of Christian Kingdoms, theGran deur and Pride of the Turkish Empire, will be dis- played in all its Mignificence. London, Jun e 30. Yesterday two Expresses arrived from France ; one for the Ministry, the other for M. de Bussy. It is currently reported that a general Cessation of Arms is concluded on ; and that the Prelimi- nary Articles for a Peace between France and England was also agreed to. It is rumoured that M. de Bussy's Négociations will be finished within ten Days, a categorical Answer to some Queries being demanded within that Time. It is said also, that he was on Friday above three Hours in Conference with the Privy Council, when a limited Cessation of Arms was offered by him, but totally rejected on our Parts, and a general one infilled on. Sunday a Messenger arrived in Town, with Dispatches for the Ruffian Minister Prince de Garlitz ; and the same Evening that Minister, with M. de Bussy, had an Audience of Mr. Se cretary Pitt. Notwithstanding what has been asserted to the Contrary, the Expedition is not as yet counter- manded. - Some Transports, going out with the said Fleet, were Yesterday ordered out of the Downs to Spithead. Four or five Transports, with Engineers, Ma- sons, & c. and the necessary Materials for Build- ing, & c. are failed for Belleisle. These Vessels are likewise intended to bring over the Sick and Wounded Soldiers, the Vessels being victualled accordingly. Some wounded Officers from Belleisle are daily expected Home in the first Man of War that ar- rives from thence. Our last Accounts from thence are from an Of- ficer in the Train, who affirms that the Repairs of the Fortifications will be the Work of several Months. He observes farther, that it was repor- ted there, that a Transport laden with Provisions, Soldiery, & c. was lost. By an Officer arrived from Belleisle we are in- formed, that the Fortifications of the Citadel are inconceivably damaged, that upon the Embark- ation of the French Garrison for the Main, the Inhabitants totally rejected the Offer of being transported thither with them, and shewed an earnest Desire, of remaining on the Islandunder the Protection of the British Government, for which Purpose the necessary Oaths were begun to be taken by them. Orders are issued for rebuilding forthwith the two Magazines destroyed by Fire in the Siege of the Citadel of Palais, in the Island of Belleisle, and also to repair all the Fortifications, and even the private Houses of the Inhabitants destroyed or damaged during the Siege. The Russians are certainly marching towards Silesia, but move very slowly, and rest every third Day. The Master of a Spanish Vessel lately arrived, says, that within these thirty Days he was in Brest, at which Time there were no more than eight Men of War there, three of which were unfit for Sea; and the other five not half Manned ; so that the French Account of twenty Ships being ready for the Sea, is of a " Piece with all the reft of their News. Yesterday Robert Lane, Esq, one of the Re- presentatives for York City, was married, by a special Licence, to the Hon. Mil's Henley, Daugh- ter to til's Right Hon. the Lord Chancellor, at his Lordship's House in Lincoln's- Inn- Fields. Advice is received from New- York, by the last Mail, that a Fleet of Men of War and Trans- ports, wirh Troops on board, were failed on a grand Expedition. They tell us from Dublin, that his Excellency the Earl of Halifax will let out from London for Dublin the 7 th of October, the Day after his Ma- jesty's Coronation. Two French Spies from Soubise's Army are taken up in the Camp commanded by the Here- ditary Prince of Brunswick. We hear from Pyrmont, that there is the greatest Concourse of People of all Nations, and of the greatest Eminence, this Season, as ever was known, in order to drink Those famous Waters. By Letters from Smyrna it appears, that the Plague had entirely ceased in that City ; but that it had broke out at Cyprus, and some other Islands in the Turkish Dominions. By a List published, we find that the Dutch have no fewer than 152 Vessels employed in the Shetland Herring- Fishery, and 122 in the Iceland. A Commission of Peace has passed the Great Seal for Denbighshire. And also a Commission of Peace for Monmouthshire. The Price of Strong Beer is almost every where reduced to its former Standard, which has greatly quieted the Minds of Thousands of the labouring Poor. On Friday several Ballad- Singers went about in Mourning with Hat- Bands and Crape Hoods, singing the Downfall of the Brewers, and having the Effigies of Brewers hanging by the Neck, at the End of long Sticks. Last Week a Publican in Swallow- Street, Pic- cadilly, having been commanded by his Brewer, under severe Injunctions, to raise his Beer to Three- pence- halfpenny per Quart ; which he complying with, found himself deserted by all his Customers ; on which, being much provoked, he employed two Chairmen to carry all his empty Pots, curiously piled up, with a three Gallon one in the Middle, to his Brewer, with a Label af- fixed by Way of Petition of the disbanded Pots. Sunday two Foreigners, who appeared like Turks, in going over Westminster Bridge were insulted by some Sailors ; who, among other In- dignities, pulled one of them by the Beard. The Turk immediately pulled out a Stiletto, or Dag- ger, and wounded the Sailor so desperately, that his Life is despaired of. MARRIAGES. Sir Francis Vincent, Knight of the Shire for Surry, to Mrs. Swymmer, Widow of Anthony Langley Swymmer, Esq. Member for Southampton.—— Mr. Spurling, Son of Henry Spurling, Esq. of Tottenham, to Miss Piper, only Child of Dr. Piper, of Essex, with 40,000!.— James Hopkins, Esq. to Miss Lucy Larkin, of Essex. DEATHS. Aged 14, the Right Hon. Lady Mary Montagu, Daughter of the Earl of Sand- wich.— Aged 11, Lady Mary Brudenel Mon- tague, Daughter to the Earl of Cardigan.-— At York, aged 55, Sir H. Ibbetson, of Leeds, Bart. BANKRUPTS. Archibald Murray, late of Plymouth in the County of Devon, Chapman.— John Dickens, late of West- Smithfield, Lon- don, Innholder.— Andrew Douglass, late of St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, Merchant.— Thomas Cooper, of Wotton- under- edge, in the County of Gloucester, and John Woodman Par- doe, of Wickwar in the fame County, Copart- ners, Clothiers, Dealers and Chapmen. STOCKS. Bank Stock, 114 1- half. India do. shut. South- Sea Stock, 96 1- half. Old South- Sea Annuities, 85 3- 4ths, a 1- half. Ditto new Annuities, 86 i- 8th. Ditto 1751, shut. Three per Cent. Bank reduced, 85 3- 8ths. Three i- half Bank Annuities, 1756, 90 3- 8ths. Three ditto, 1758, 93 i- 4th. a 99. Four per Cent. 1760, 101 i- half. Bank Circulation, —. India Bonds, 52s. a 53s. Pr. Navy and Victualling Bills, 6 7- 8ths. per Cent. Disc. Exchequer Bills, 8s. a 9s. Disc. Lottery Tickets, 1761, 11I. 13s. Long Annuities, 17 3- 8ths. Script. 86 i- half. Bristol, July 1. Arri- u'd at the Hot- Wells, Lady Stapylton, Lady Kilmurray, Col. Adams, Dr. Mackenzie, Rev. Mr. Pennell, Mr. Bennett and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Mr. and Miss Brayerton, Mr. and Mrs. Wild, Mr. and Mrs. Crave, Mr. Ro- gers, Mr. Finch, Mr. Jones, Mr. Ponsonby, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Breirter, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Field, Mr. Windham, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Cropp, Mrs. Roleston, Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Chishire, Mrs. Needham, Mrs. Mountague, Mrs. Ward, Miss Boycott, Miss Hamer, Mrs. Dundafs, & c. Came in since oar last, The Good Elizabeth, Gardner, from Barbadoes; the Britannia, Collier, from Jamaica; L'Union Du Cap, Cunningham, from Plymouth; the Catharine, Bolton, the Hector, Thomas, the Gloucestershire, Condon, the Achilles, Hodges, the King David, Lewis, the Little Jemmy, Cragg, and the Gallant, For- rest, from Jamaica ; the Bell Savage, Lewis, from New- York ; the Peggy, Morris, from Virginia. Arriv'd, At St. Kitt's, the Bristol Galley, Langden; at Guadalupe, the Favourite, Jones; both from this Port ; at Jamaica, the Kent, De- voured ; at New- York, the Sisters, Brownett ; at Africa, the Fonmon Castle, Stroud ; at Virgi- nia, the C; efar, Martin, all from Bristol. Enter'd Out, The Princess Royal, Williams, and the Betsey, Williams, for Dublin ; the Kitty, Cowan, for Cork; the Colville, Meany, for Cork and Halifax i the Jenny, Davis, for Lon - donderry, the Elizabeth, Maxwell, for Africa and St. Kitt's. Thursday died at the Hot- Wells, Miss Maria Anne Ayre, onlyDaughtcr of Stratford Ayre, Esq. of Galway, in the Kingdom of Ireland. Bath, July 2, The Public are desir'd to be careful toaskfor the BATH CHRONICLE and WEEKLY GAZETTE publish'd by C. POPE and Comp, 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 shou'd attempt to impose their Paper on the Public for THIS. Arriv'd here, the Earl and Countess of Nor- thumberland, Hon. Mrs. Walters, Mr. and Mrs. Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Gill, Mr. Comarque, & c. & c. & c. At Winchester Races last Week there was very fine Sport. Tuesday, his Majesty's Purse of 100 Guineas was won by Mr, Shaftoe's bay Horse Apollo. Wednesday, the Sweep- stakes Match was won by Mr. Dutton's grey Colt, Spot. Thurs- day, the Purse of 50I. given by Lord Harry Paw- lett, and Henry Pinton, Esq. was won by Lord Craven's dun Horse, Valiant. And the sol. on Friday was won by Mr. Ward's bay Colt Pam. Thursday a violent Hail Storm, with Thun- der and Lightning, happen'd between Wool- hampton and Theal, in Berkshire : Several of the Hail- Stones measured ten Inches in Circum- ference ; and their Force was so great, as to knock down several Men and Horses, ( particu- larly two Horses belonging to Mr. Wiltshire, Waggoner, of this City) and likewise cut off many Branches of Trees, of a prodigious Size. ' Tis thought to be the most violent Storm that has happen'd in the Memory of Man. . Our Correspondent at Reading, in his Descrip- tion of the aforesaid Storm, says,—" The Flashes of Lightning were dreadful and surprizing, both in Nature and Number; I'm certain there was not less than twenty or thirty in the Space of a Minute, followed by the most terrible Claps of Thunder ever heard ; the Flashes of Lightning seemed to extend from one Side the Heavens to the other ; and the Thunder roar'd as if all the Artillery in the World had made a general Dis- charge. Sometimes the whole Atmosphere ap- peared in one continued Blaze, and in a Minute's Time wou'd change to impenetrable Darkness, occasioned by the heavy Showers of Hail and Rain, which seemed to threaten a second Deluge. The Damage done to the Corn cannot yet be as certained, but it must be very great in this Neigh- bourhood, as almost all the Corn Fields are laid flat, and covered with Water." Farmer Baily, of Holt, mention'd in our last to be thrown from his Horse, & c. near Trow- bridge, is since dead. Last Week, as the Son of Farmer Fry, of Chippenham, in the County of Wilts, was riding in an empty Waggon, at Sheldon, near the Town aforesaid, the Horses took Fright and overset the Carriage, by which he was unfortu- nately kill'd on the Spot. Saturdray fe'ennightGeorgeNorthcott, a Pedlar, was committed to Gloucester Castle, for the Mur- der of his Wife in the Road from Hampton to Stroud. At Devizes Market, Thursday last. Wheat fold from 26s. per Quarter to 33s. od. Barley from I5S. to i6s. Oats from 13s. to 1 5s. Beans from 23s. to 27s. Pease from 21s. to 23s. Those who advertise in this Chronicle, may have one of the Papers gratis, each Time their Ad- vertisements are inserted. To the PRINTER of the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. JULY I, 1761. THE following is a true Copy of the Will of John Hedges, Esq. Member of Parliament for Fowey in Cornwall, and Treasurer to his late Royal High- ness the Prince of Wales.— If you think it will add to the Amusement of your Readers, insert it in To morrow's Paper. Your constant Reader, & c. WILL of JOHN HEDGES, Esq. THE fifth Day of May, Being any and gay, To Hip not inclin'd, But of vigorous Mind, And my Body in Health, I'll dispose of my Wealth, And all I'm to leave On this Side the Grave, To some one or other, And I think to my Brother; But because I foresaw That my Brethren in- Law, If I did not take Care, Would come in for their Share,— Which I. no wife intended, ' Till their Manners were mended : ( And of that God knows there's no Sign) I do therefore enjoin, And do strictly command, ( Of which Witness my Hand) That Nought I have got Be brought into Hotch- pot ; But I give and devise As much as in me lies To the Son of my Mother, Mine own dear Brother, To have and to hold, All my Silver and Gold ; As the affectionate Pledges Of his Brother, JOHN HEDGES.
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