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Date of Article: 16/07/1761
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[ No. 40.] [ Vol. I.] AND THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1761. Poetical EPISTLE to ********, Esq. I. HASTE thee, my gentle Muse, prepare, From this fair Island's fairest Seat, To taste the Sweets of ***** Air, To visit CAMPBELL'S learn'd Retreat. II. With careful. Diligence enquire, With decent Modesty attend, Happily curious to admire The Friendship of the best good Friend. III. In gentle Terms, in kind Address, My grateful Sentiments impart ; Greet him with Health and Happiness, Best Tokens of a faithful Heart. IV. Happiness, skill'd in matchless Flight, Laughs at our Hopes, and mocks our Fears Glares for a Moment in our Sight, And in a Moment disappears. V. She leads the busy wand'ring Soul In Paths perplex'd, and dubious Maze ; Scalters Abroad, from Pole to Pole, Ten thousand Charms, ten thousand Ways. VI. We see the bright Delusion rise, The bright Delusion we purses Diff'rent she seems to different Eyes, And suits her Form to ev'ry View, VII. Ambition, fond of mean Pursuit, Feasts on imaginary Rays, On empty Joys and tasteless Fruit ; A short, a vain, and mighty Blaze. VIII. In narrower Circle sleeps confin'd Object of Scorn and Ridicule, The Baseness of the fordid Mind, Dishonour's Slave, and Fortune's Fool. IX. Deaf to Advice, and blind to Fate, The thoughtless Prodigal destroys ( Too soon unhappy ! wife too late !) The rip'ning Hope of future Joys. X. Envy, foul Murth'rer of Repose, The Bane of the contented Mind, Joy, Peace, and Happiness foregoes, To prejudice despis'd Mankind. XI. Unsatisfy'd with just Demand, Revenge no due Restraint will know ; Brandishes high the bloody Hand, And triumphs o'er the slaughter'd Foe. XII. The vicious Wit, the rakish Beau, Can these for Happiness contend ? How shall the Man discern his Foe, Who's scorn'd and pitied by his Friend ? XIII. Admir'd, inimitable Youth, A peaceful pleasant Path pursue ; Sweet Goodness, and unerring Truth, That safe, that sure, that noble View. XIV. Be thine th' Ambition of Content ; Be thine the Envy to excel, The Pride of being innocent, The Praise of ever doing well. XV. Of Manners affable and free, And careful to avoid Offence ; Of undisguis'd Sincerity, With great Good- nature and good Sense. XVI. Soft rny presaging Muse— retire : Distinguish'd Excellence will shine : And all that hear thee shall conspire To envy me my Valentine. An ESSAY on LOVE. Solid LOVE, whose Root is Virtue, can no more die than Virtue itself. ERASMUS. SINCE Love is a Passion deeply implanted in the Nature of Human Kind, and productive of as much Misery as Happiness ; since Emperors, Kings, and Princes are obliged to submit to its Power ; and we may every Day observe more pine away with secret Anguish for the Unkindness of those upon whom they have fixed their Affections, than for any other Calamity in Life ; it cannot be foreign to our Design to point out those Soils in which this amphibious Plant is most likely to grow and prosper : But that we may not be tho't too rigid in Principle, or to advance any new Hypothesis, repugnant to the known Laws of Nature and Religion, let us first lay before you the Sentiments of a gay and great Genius, as well read in this Science as any of his Predecessors were, or any of his Successors ought to be : LOVE, the most generous Passion of the Mind, The softest Refuge Innocence can find ; The safe Director of unguided Youth, Fraught with kind Wishes, and secur'd by Truth ; The cordial Drop Heav'n in our Cup has thrown, To make the nauseous Draught of Life go down : On which one only Blessing God might raise, In Lands of Atheists Subsidies of Praise ; For none did e'er so dull and stupid prove, But felt a God, and bless'd his Pow'r, in. LOVE. Thus far we agree with him ; for the wise Au- thor of our Motto informs us, that if we would keep Love from withering, and preserves its Ver- | dure, we should plant it in Truth and Virtue, prune off all the luxuriant Branches, which wea- ken the Stock, and depreciate the Fruit ; How careful, therefore, should we be in the Choice of this unhappy Spot, in which, should we mistake, we are sure to entail Sorrow and Anxiety upon ourselves and Posterity. To anticipate Success in this important Affair, be careful not to make too much Haste to be hap- py, any more than to be rich ; to avoid Strangers, and to let your Eyes and Inclination keep Pace with your Reason and Understanding. Laugh at the old Miser who covets you for a Nurse, and despise the vain young Butterfly, who bristles with gaudy Plumes, squanders away his Wealth and Patrimony, and tosses about his empty Noddle to no other Purpose, than to get Possession of a Mis- tress altogether as trifling and vicious as himself. Then turn your Eyes upon the gay World, and behold it made up for the most Part of a Set of con- ceited, fluttering, emaciated Animals, worn out in hunting after their own Pleasures ; Wretches, who confess, condemn and lament, but continue to pursue their own Infelicity ! These are Scenes of Sorrow, and Objects of Misery Vultures, that prey upon the Vitals of the Imprudent, and hope to repair their shatter'd Fortunes from the Spoils of Innocence and Credulity ! There is another fatal Mischief incident to vir- tuous Love, which calls aloud for Redress ; in the Course of my Life I have more than once or twice been present at the Bargain and Sale of Children and Orphans of both Sexes, to the best Bidder : Nay, not long ago I was by when a young Gentle- man of no inconsiderable Fortune was sent for from*****, and in less than three Hours after his Arrival, obliged to marry a young Lady he had never before set his Eyes on, or perhaps heard of. What Love, Harmony, Constancy, or Friendship, ( the Bands of conjugal Happiness) can possibly be expected from such Precipitancy ? If indeed a large Premium given to the Principal Marriage- Broker, or the laying together large Estates, could purchase Felicity as it does Husbands and Wives, the Contract might be deemed lauda- [ Price TWO- PSNCE HALFPENNY.] Printed and publish'd by C. POPE, and Co at the Printing- Office in STALL- STREET: Where PRINTING 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.] ble ; but when we daily observe Controversies, Animosities, Elopements, and Divorces, the Con- sequences of such Junctions, it is an evident Act of Inhumanity and Barbarity. It has often amazed me to observe how nice and anxious Gentlemen are in keeping up and improving the Breed of their irrational Stocks, whether Horses, Sheep, Poultry, & c. and how careless and indolent in that of their own Pro- geny. Oh ! shocking Custom ! the Height of Cruelty ! the Scandal of Christianity ! ' Tis well known there are Gentlemen and La- dies enough in the Kingdom, of Rank, Quality, and Affluence, with personal Endowments suita- ble to any Degree of Life ; why then should we chuse to couple them so unequally ? Old Age with Youth ; Disease with Health ; Debauchery with Modesty ; and all Vices with the contrary Virtues. Let the prudent Lady chuse for a Partner, a Gentleman fraught with Religion, Virtue, and good Manners ; of a free, open, generous Dispo- tion ; of a Soul sincere and susceptible ; one who can see and feel the Misfortunes of others, and is ready to lend his friendly Advice and timely As- sistance to those who are in Distress. He who is not possessed of a warm, generous Heart, will make but a cold, friendless Companion ; you are therefore to find the Way to that, and not precl- pitately take a Man who wears a Smile on his Cheek, and will disguise and cloak a thousand Rogueries, and vile Intentions. You must learn to distinguish between Reality and Appearance, which it not to be done without being intimately acquainted with the Object. And from hence arises the Necessity of a formal Courtship ; for in the Course of Time, however artful the Person may be, some unguarded Sallies will be made, sufficient to give you a Cue to the whole Charac- ter, provided Passion does not eclipse the Sun- Beams of Reason, and prevent your laying Hold of the Opportunity. By a L A D Y. IF there's a Man in Heart and Tongue sincere, To Virtue faithful, and to Judgment clear ; Gay without Folly, learn'd without the Show, Unlike the Sloven, more unlike the Beau ; Amidst whose manly Features are exprest The soft Emotions of the tender Breast ; To him my Freedom gladly I'd resign, His Joys, his Sorrows, ( only) shou'd be mine. PASTORAL BALLAD. WHERE the Elm Trees form a Grove, Sacred to the God of Love, Where the Linnet's chearful Strain Hails me to my lovely ANN. There the lonely Day I mourn, Waiting for my Love's Return ; Where Noon's Heat the Zephyrs fan, There I sing of lovely ANN. On yonder Knoll I oft' recline, Where spring the Wood- Rose and the Bine ; There I sigh ! assist me PAN, While I sing of lovely ANN. Or along the River's Side, Where the Silver Fishes glide ; There, oh ! CUPID ! first began My Passion for the lovely ANN. My Fair's Approach afar I see ; She bends her willing Steps to me ; With Love's swiftest Foot I ran, Joyful to meet my lovely ANN. Friday's and Saturday's POSTS. [ *** No FOREIGN MAIL arriv’d.] From the London Gazette Extraordinary. ST. JAMES'S, July 8 1761. AT the Court held this Day, present the King's most excellent Majesty, and the Members of the Privy Coun- cil.----- His Majesty being this Day present in Council, was pleased to make the following Declaration, viz. " HAVING nothing so much at Heart, as to procure the Welfare aud Happiness of my People, and to render the same stable and permanent to Posterity, I have, ever since my Accession to the Throne, tum'd my Thoughts towards the Choice of a Princess for my Consort ; and I now, with great Satisfaction, acquaint you, that, after the fullest Information, and mature Deliberation, I am come to a Resolution to demand in Marriage the Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburgh Strelitz ; a Princess, distinguished by every eminent Virtue and amiable Endowment, whole illustrious Line has constantly shewn the firmed : Zeal for the Protestant Religion, and a particular Attachment to my Family. I have judged proper to commu- nicate to you these my intentions, in order that you may be fully apprised of a Matter so highly important to me, and to my Kingdoms ; and which, I perswade myself, will be most acceptable to all my loving Subjects. Whereupon all the Privy Councillors present, made it their humble Request to his Majesty, That this his Majesty's most gracious Declaration to them might be made publick ; which his Majesty was pleased to older accordingly." W. SHARPS. [ Thus far the Gazette.] Country- Intelligence. SALISBURY, July 6. On Monday last Tho- mas Dymock, a Drover, of Frome, who had been to London with Cattle, was overtaken on the Road near Hungerford, by a Frenchman, who accosted him with, " Where are you travelling to ?" and on being told to Frome, immediately replied, he was going to the same Place. The Drover said he should be glad of his Company : They travelled together for some Miles, calling at several Public- Houses on the Road, at which the Drover always treated ; and they were seem- ingly very good Friends, ' till they came near Little Bedwin ; when the Frenchman, without saying a Word, took up a large Stone, and with all his Strength threw it at the Drover's Head, which unfortunately beat out one of his Eyes, and then attempted to rob him ; which the Dro- ver, however, did not easily submit to, and strug- gled with him for some Time ; ' till at length the Frenchman threw him into a Ditch, and then picked his Pocket of 17s. and was endeavouring to rob him of his Watch, but a Waggoner coming in Sight, Monsieur made off ; however, he was soon pursued, and taken the fame Night, concealed under a Hedge in Froxfield, and the next Day committed by Mr. Popham to our County Gaol, in order to take his Trial at the pretent Assize. He says his Name is Rericet L'Oiseau ; and we are informed, that soon after he was taken, he made no Scruple to own that his Intention was to murder the Drover, the more easily to accomplish his Design of robbing him. BIRMINGHAM, July 6. On Thursday se'nnight in the Night two Mares and several Sheep were killed by Lightning in Knapton- Fields near Southam ; one of the Mares was terribly burnt on the Side. *** 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, Button, Frome, Gloucester, Cirencester, Tetbury, Malmsbury, Wotton- under- edge, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester, Kidderminster, Bewdley, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Oxford, Abingdon, Hungerford, Newbury, Beading, Salisbury, Heitsbury, Warminster, Westbury, Tinehead, Market- Lavington, Bradford, Trowbridge, Devizes, Chippenham, Calne, Marlborough, Dorchester, Blandtord, Shaftsbury, Pool, Weymouth, sherborne, & 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 Newsmen. No Letters received, unless POST- PAID AT the Printing- Office aforesaid may be had, all Sorts of PATENT MEDICINES & c. 158 The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. [ VOL. I. ] London, July 9. Yesterday Morning arriv'd an Express from Belleisle, with Dispatches from Gen. Hodgson anil Commodore Keppel. By the last Accounts from Belleisle, there is Advice, of a French Man of War of 74 Guns having got but of the Villaine, and that the Su- perbe and Achilles Men of War hud slipt their Cables and were gone after her; icon after which, a great Firing was heard, so that it is supposed they had come up with her. On Saturday there was a Proof of 141 Pieces of Brass Cannon, for the Land- Service, at Wool- wich; at which Lord Howe, Admiral Pocoke, and several Persons of Distinction, were present. A Draught from the Matrasses at Woolwich will be sent to Portsmouth, to be embarked on board the Expedition Fleet. The Expedition Fleet will fail in a few Days, if not countermanded; of which there see in tittle or no Probability from the present Negotiations. We hear that in the Draught of the new Treaty of Peace between England and France, what Lands are to be understood by Canada and Louisi- ana, are pointed out in the most clear and precise Manner, by their Latitude and Longitude from fixed Points, and not left to be determin'd after- wards, as the French shall think prepare. We have Advice from Charles- Town, in South- Carolina, that on the 4th of May last, at Half after Two in the Afternoon, a most violent Whirlwind, of that Kind commonly known by the Name of Typhones, passed down Ashley Ri- ver, and fell upon the Shipping in Rebellion Road, with such Fury and Violence as to threaten the Destruction of the whole fleet. There were forty- five Sail in the Road, five of which were Junk outright, and his Majesty's Ship Dolphin, with eleven others, lost their Malts, & c. The Damage to the Shipping, Which is reckoned at 2o, oool. Sterling, was done almost instantaneously, and some of those that were funk were buried in the Water so suddenly as 1' carce to give Time to those that were below to get upon Deck; and it is remarkable that but four Lives were lost in them. The Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenbourg- Strelitz was 17 on the 16th of May last. The House of Mecklenbourg ( which is derived from the Vandal Princes, who, joining with the Goths, struck Terror heretofore into the Roman Eagles, and carried their victorious Arms into Italy, Gaul, and Spain) is divided into two Branches, the Descendants of Albert and John, Sons of Henry Leo, Prince of the Vandals, who reigned in the Beginning of the 15th Century; and were received into the Number of the Estates of the Empire, where they have Seats in the Col- lege of Princes, by Charles IV. who began his Reign in 1347. They are distinguished by the Titles of Mecklenbourg- Schwerin, and Mecklen- bourg- Strelitz, which they take from the Cities of their Residence. The Princes of this House were dispossessed of their Estates in the Begin- ning of the last Century, by the Emperor, who gave them to Wallestein a Silesian, ( who came to a miserable End) but replaced, in 1631, by the victorious Arms of their Cousin- German, the great Gustavus of Sweden. Their Country, which is about 1oo Miles long, and 60 broad, lies in the Circle of Lower Saxony. It hath Holste in and Saxe- Lauenbourg on the West, the Baltick Sea on the North, Pomerania on the East, anil Branden- bourg on the South. A German, who wrote in the last Century, remarks that the House of Meck- lenbourg had had in Marriage, within these 2oo Years, six Daughters of Kings, and five of Electors. It is the Duke of Mecklenbourg- Schwerin, whose Country is now smarting for his favouring the Enemies of Prussia. By the last Accounts from Germany, the Allied and French Armies were so near as to be able to cannonade each other, which ' twas thought would bring on a general Engagement, an Account of which is expected every Mo- ment. Letters from Holland mention that Colonel Scheiter's Retreat, afterburning the French Ma- gazines, was made almost wholly on the Territo- ries of the Dutch. Two Persons are taken up at Brest for writing and speaking against the French Ministry, and are to be sent to Paris to be tried. By some Letters from Peter's burgh there is Ad- vice, that a Body of Cossacks and Calmucks were ordered to the Ukraine, to oppose the Incursions of the Crim Tartars, who were expected to ad- vance that Way. To L Y SANDER, IF ANNA shou'd without just Cause complain, Do not for one flight Fault your Love disdain. She thinks true Friendship shou'd forever be Next ( my LYSANDER) to her Love for thee. Our Friend declares his Heart you've almost rent; And fears you're false,—' cause you've no Letter sent; ' Tis for that Friend I therefore this design, Whose great Anxiety is next to mine. When any Danger seems to threaten thee, Who can describe our doleful Misery ! I therefore beg, that speedily you'll fend One kind Epistle to this worthy Friend : Then hasten to the Arms of your Belov'd, Whose Constancy so often you have prov'd . And if my Heart regrets thy dear Return, Or my fond Passion with less Ardour burn, Then let me feel thy everlasting Hate, And may the worst of Evils be my Fate. When you are hence, how dull does Life appear; All worldly Joys are then not worth my Care. ' Tis you alone true Happiness can give ; And then— then only when with you— I live. Account of a suppos'd APPARITION- [ From the Memoirs of the Count de Vordac.] AT Night, when we arrived at Placentia, my- self and eleven of my Fellow- Travellers went to the same Inn. Supper was soon served; and while we were at Table, a Servant dame from the Top of the House into the Room where we were, almost frightened to Death, crying as loud as possible, " O Heaven! my Mistress is come back again; she is in her Bed!" That Day they had buried the Mother of the Person who kept the Inn. This Boy had been ordered to fetch something from the Chamber wherein the good old Woman had expired: He seeing something move in the Bed, where she had lain, immediately thought it was her Ghost, and ran to inform us of it. Another Servant, older and more courageous, who was waiting on us, laughing at his Com- rade's Fear, ordered him to stay and serve us, while he went to see if he could not lay this Spirit. He ran up directly to the Room, but im- mediately came down a great Deal faster than he went up, as much frightened as the other; saying to us, " Oh ! I have seen her, and no lon- ger doubt the Truth of it!" The Master of the House hearing this Noise, came to enquire the Occasion of it. Upon the Account they gave him, he fell into a violent Passion, lavishly bestowing upon his Servants the Appellations of Fools and Drunkards. " Follow me, ( said he to them) come shew me the Cause of your Fear." " No, no, ( replied they) we would not go thither again for all the World."— He pretended he would undertake the Examina- tion alone; but we advised him to the Contrary, as perhaps some Robbers might have concealed themselves there. He called a Maid Servant, and command her to follow him; with great Reluctance she obeyed. We heard him also in a Moment de- scend as fast as his Servants had done before.— " Oh ! Gentlemen, ( said he when he came to us) oh! Gentlemen, my poor Mother is above! it is she herself, but I had not the Courage to speak to her: Go up, Gentlemen; alas! I conjure you go up to her. The Ladies taking the Alarm, caught Hold of their Husbands, earnestly beg- ging they would not leave them. The Men looked at each other, waiting to see who would have Courage to lead the Way. Finding no one move, I rose from Table, saying, " let us go, Gentlemen, let us go, and examine what occa- sions all this Disturbance." The Company cast down their Eyes, keeping a profound Silence. I then addressed myself to a Dominican Friar, who had been in the Boat with us all Day: " Let us, my Father, go to- gether." " I will, ( answered he) provided you go first." I took a Flambeau in one Hand, and my naked Sword in the other; it was the first Time I had ever unsheathed it. The Dominican Friar took also a Flambeau, and followed me. The others, encouraged by seeing us prepare to go up Stairs, were willing to be of the Party, which I was not sorry for. The Master of the House, and the Servants, followed at some Distance. Being entered into the Room that they shewed me, I drew back the Curtain of the Bed, and there saw the Figure of an old Woman, black and wrinkled; her Head was neatly dressed, and she looked earnestly at me, making ridiculous Grimaces, as if designing to frighten me. In that Moment I felt myself seized with Fear; but affecting a Courage I felt not, " What brings you here, Madam? ( said I to her) what do you desire?— Come nearer, Sir, ( said I to the Man of the House, who was holding the Door in his Hand) see if this is your good Mother." " Oh yes, yes,' ( sobbed he) it is, it is my poor dear Mother." The Servants at the same Time cried with lamentable Voices, " Oh! yes, it is our good Mistress." These doleful Exclamations augmented our Terrors. I felt myself insensibly draw back from so horrible an Object; and told the Dominican Friar that it belonged to him, as a Priest, to speak to the Spectre. The Dominican asked it, with a trembling Voice, " who are you ? what do you want?" The Phantom made no Reply; I therefore advised the Dominican to sprinkle it with holy Water: He did so; but as his Hand trembled, he threw more than was necessary. The Spectre felt the Water; and springing from the Bed with great Rapidity, jumped upon the Friar's Head. In that Instant we all fled. The Door was too narrow to let so many go out at the same Time. I endeavoured to escape as well as the rest; but the Friar got before me, calling out s loud as he could for Help; and being just be hind him, I perceived upon his Head a Monkey, who had a Woman's Cap on, tearing and biting him most furiously. I was so diverted with this Scene, and the Fri ar's Outcries, ' that my Fear vanished in a Mo- ment, and I could not refrain from laughing. All the Company ran down in the utmost Terror into the Room where we bad supped. The Friar exerted himself so effectually, that at length he shook the Monkey off; from whose Head the Cap falling at the same Time, the People of the House knew it directly; and the poor Animal escaped without receiving any considerable Pu- nishment. The Monkey had long been an Inhabitant the Inn. I suppose he had seen the old Woman in her Bed " during her Illness, and finding her Cap, had put it on his own Head, and then placed himself in the fame Posture wherein he had seen her in her Sickness; exercising that playful Spirit of Mimickry for which Monkeys are so very re- markable. To the PRINTER, & C. LOOKING over some Papers, I met with the following Account of the magnificent Ta- ble kept in the Reign of K. Charles I. before his Troubles. There were daily in his Court 86 Tables well furnished each Meal, whereof the King's Table had 28 Dishes, the Queen's 24; four other Tables 16 Dishes each; three other 10 Dishes each; 12 other had seven Dishes each; 17 other Tables had each of them 5 Dishes; three other had four each ; 32 other Tables had each three Dishes; and 13 other had each two Dishes; in all about 500 Dishes each Meal, with Bread, Beer, Wine, and all other Things necessary. All which was provided most by the several Purvey- ors, who, by Commission, legally and regularly authorized, did receive those Provisions at mo- derate Price, such as had been formerly agreed upon in the several Counties of England, which Price ( by Reason of the Value of Money much altered) was become low, yet a very inconsidera- ble Burthen to the Kingdom in general, but thereby was supported the Dignity Royal in the Eyes of Strangers as well as Subjects; The Eng- lish Nobility and Gentry, according to the King's Example, were excited to keep a proportionable Hospitality in their several Country Mansions, the Husbandman encouraged to breed Cattle, all Tradesinen to a cheerful Industry; and there was then a free Circulation of Monies throughout the whole Body of the Kingdom. There was spent yearly in the King's House of gross Meat 1500 Oxen, 7000 Sheep, 12oo Veals, 300 Porkers, 400 Sturks or young Beefs, 6800 Lambs, 300 Flitches of Bacon, and 16 Boars; also 140 Dozen of Geese, 250 Dozen of Capons, 470 Dozen of Hens, 750 Dozen of Pullets, 1470 Dozen of Chickens: For Bread 3600 Bushels of Wheat; and for Drink 600 Tun of Wine, and 1700 Tun of Beer; moreover, of Butter 46,640 Pounds, together with Fish, and Fowl, Venison, Fruit, and Spice proportionably. This prodigious Plenty in the King's Court caused Foreigners to put a higher Value upon the King, and caused the Natives, who were there freely welcome, to increase their Affection to the King; it being found as neces- sary for the King of England this Way to endear the English, who ever delighted in Feasting, as for the Italian Princes by Fights and Shews to en- dear their Subjects, who as much delighted therein. " Therefore, by special Order of the King's House, some of his Majesty's Servants, Men of Quality, went daily to Westminster- Hall in Term Time, between Eleven and Twelve of the Clock, to invite Gentlemen to eat of the King's Acates, or Viands, and in Parliament Time to invite the Parliament- Men thereto. But the Circumstances of Times being much altered, and the Nobility, Judges, and Parliament- Men, having mostly Town- houses, the Necessity for keeping the above grand Table ceases, and the striking off the supernumerary Officers, appears to be art Act of the highest Wisdom, as well as Frugality. On THURSDAY, July 23, 1761, Will be exhibited at SPRING- GARDENS, A magnificent and curious FIRE- WORK. Tickets at FIVE SHILLINGS each will admit two Gentlemen, or one Gentleman and two La- dies, into the Rooms.— Tickets for Admittance into the Gardens at ONE SHILLING Each. The Passage from the Grove to the Gardens will be properly lighted ; a Band of Music will attend ; and the Whole will be conducted with the utmost Regularity. Subscriptions are taken in, and Tickets de- liver'd, at the Gardens aforesaid, where a Plan of the Fire- Work may be seen. ORDER of FIRE. FIRST DISPOSITION. A Salute of Cannon — Sky Rockets of various Explosions.— Two Pots d'Argret.— Vertical Wheels, changing into bril- liant Suns. — Tourbillions. — A Flight of Chinese and Caducher Sky Rockets. — Two Wheels, call'd the horizontal Glory, and brilliant Wheat- Sheafs — Two Air Balloons, with Serpents and Star. — Double Line Rockets. — A Spiral Wheel and Yew- Tree illuminated. SECOND DISPOSITION. Sky Rockets. — A cu rious regulating Piece, of eight Mutations.— Two Mines. — Vertical and Furiloni Wheels, with Pots de Brins. — Horizontal Italian Wheels of new Invention. — A Discharge of thundering Mo roons.-— Sky Rockets. — An Arch Comedian Skrew and Vertical Wheels illuminated. — A new- in- vented Line Wheel. — A Balloon Wheel of dif- ferent Changes. — A Figure Piece forming Stars and Falls of Water. THIRD DISPOSITION. A Flight of 24 Pound Rockets of various Colours. — A Range of bril- liant Fountains and Chinese Flower Pots.— Italian Wheels, representing a Wind- Mill.— Pumps of white Fire, with blue Balls.— Two Chinese Flower Pots.— Two Diamond Pieces with Stars.— A Chi- nese Building illuminated, and Spirali Wheels. — Moroons of different Explosions.— A brilliant Sun, casting its Rays 50 Feet Diameter. The Doors will be open'd at Five o'Clock, and the Fire- Work will begin at Nine, and end about Ten. If the Weather should prove bad, it will be deferred ' till the next Night. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, ( Or OTHERWISE) At the GEORGE- INN in FROME, SOMERSETSHIRE, On Tuesday, the 4th Day of August next, THE FREEHOLD ESTATE LATE of JOHN CUZNER, Clothier, Deceased: CONSISTING of a large and well- accustom'd Public - House, situate at OLDFORD, near Frome aforesaid; with convenient Offices, Stables, and Work- Shops for carrying on the Clothing Manufacture. — And also about Eight Acres of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Ground, lying contiguous thereto. For Particulars, enquire of SAM. JESSER, Attorney at Law, in FROME. Just arrived in Town from Scotland, And Sold, Wholesale and Retail, By C. Pope and Comp. at the Printing- Office in Stall- Street, Bath; Mr. Pine, Printer, in Wine- Street, and Mr. Rowand, Linen Draper, in Small- Street, Bristol; A. Kennedy, Travelling Chapman; J. Gardner, Linen- Draper, in Faulkland; Mr. Hugh Maclean, Linen- Draper, in Frome ; Mr. White, in Lamas- Street, Caermarthen; and by the Distri- butors of this Chronicle: The following specific Medicines, viz. 1. THE famous Dr. Anderson's genuine Scots Pills, made by Kennedy and Anderson, the only true Proprietors; who had the Grant and Art of making them, from the Heirs of Dr. Anderson, and have it now in their Possession. And as the Public have been frequently imposed on with Pills of a quite different Nature, ( as appears by their Effects) they are desired for the Future to ask for Kennedy and An- derson's Scots Pills which they may depend on are ori- ginal. Price 1s. the Box, which contains 40 Pills, and but 30 commonly in all others. There may be had 30 for 9d. in Oval Royes. 2. The Green T. na Angelica, or Dr. Moses Kennedy's celebrate. Purging Pills ; the Virtues of which are well known in most Parts of England, Ire- lard, and America, being the most excellent Composi- tion of Physic, both for its Mildness in Taking, and Gentleness of Working, ever offer'd to the Public; and there are few Persons that make Use of them once, care for any other Sort of Physic in the common Cases. Price 1s. the Box. 3. Kennedy's Ague Drops, which effectually cure the Ague when all other Medicines fail. Price 5s. the Bottle. 4. The Eminent Turkey Powder for the Ague, being a sovereign Remedy, and seldom fails of curing. Price 2s. the Paper. 5. The Venice Family Worm- Powder, being an excellent Medicine for destroying, and entirely eradi- cating those Vermin from human Bodies-, far exceed- ing in Virtue, all Sugar Cakes and Sugar Plumbs, ( handed about for that Purpose) and much easier to take, being pleasant to the Palate both of Children ana grown Persons. Price of three Doses for Children, 6d. for Aged, 2s. 6. The Genuine Cholick- Drops ; a Tea- spoonful of which have saved the Lives of many Hundreds; it immediately expels the Wind, and may be depended on as a safe and speedy Cure. Price is. the Bottle. 7. The Tooth- Ach Tincture, which cures the most violent Pain of the Teeth, & c. in a Moment's Tune, and is seldom known to return again after using it. Price 1s. the Bottle. 8. The Famous Antiscorbutic Tooth- Powder, which cleanses and beautifies the Teeth, and perfectly cures the Scurvy in the Gums, recovers rotten Teeth, fastens those that are loose, braces up and strengthens the Fibres, and is an excellent Preservative against the Tooth- Ach. Price 6d. the Paper. 9. Kennedy's Eye Ointment, which cures the Inflammation in the Eyes, or Dimness of Sight, and even takes out small Specks, and restores them to their perfect Sight. Price 1s. the Bottle. 10. Kennedy's Eye- Water, which cures weak Eyes, and those that are continually itching and pouring forth warm Water. Price 6d. the Bottle. 11. Dr. Pitcairn's Genuine Eye- Water, which is so well known and much esteem d, as to need no Re- commendation. Price 6d. the Bottle. 12. The celebrated Dr. Aleson's ( of Edinburgh- Itch- Water, which never fails of curing, and is a sovereign Remedy for the Scurvy. Price is. 6d. N. B. There will be proper Directions given with each of the above Medicines, and a Book which treats more fully on them, and contains Certificates from many reputable Persons, of Benefit received. The said Book is lent to read at the above Places, without buying any of the Medicines. The Preparers, Kennedy and Anderson, are now at Capt. Ker's, next Door to the Sugar- Leaf in Lewin's- Mead, Bristol; who undertake to cure many Diseases too tedious to mention here. Although they travel, yet they abhor the Name of Quacks, as the Kingdom of Scotland never produced any. At the Printing- Office in Stall- Street may be had, Dr. Walker's Patent Jesuits DROPS, Price 5s. the large, and 2s. 6d. the small Bottle. ALSO, Curious Issue Plaisters, to stick with- out Filleting, at 1s. the Box. Greenough's Tinctures for the Teeth, At 1S. each Bottle. 1. ] CHEPSTOW, July 6, 1761. THIS is to give Notice to the Pro- prietors of Five PIPES of WINE, mark'd S. W. and two ditto I. C. shipp'd by Messrs. Dawson, Stafford, Cooper, and Champion, on the Snow Bacchus, William Butson, Mailer, from Oporto to Chepstow, and consigned to Order, that they are desired to send a Line to Messrs. WILLIAM LEITCH and Co. at CHEPSTOW, for their further Proceeding. FOR SALE BY AUCTION, At the Exchange- Coffee- House, Bristol, On MONDAY, the 27th of JULY Inst. 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 Hogsheads of CIDER, a Year. Was lett at 30I. per Ann. since which upwards of 200I. 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 or Goods, or in Lieu thereof the Sum of 3I. 12s. For 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 fame 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. The following Articles are sold at Mr. NEWBERY'S Ware- House, the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church - Yard, opposite the North Door of the Church, Lon don; and by C. POPE and Comp. at the Printing- Office in Stall- Street, BATH. The famous Cordial Cephalic SNUFF, WHich by long Experience has been sound 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 the Spirits, and is not an offensive Perfume, 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 idol 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 genuine Daffy'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 sold under that Denomination, as thousands can testify. Price 1s. 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 CAPILAIRE, One Shilling the Bottle. Right French HUNGARY 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 bath these excellent Properties; that it will not in the least daub, or soil the Fingers, in putting on the Shoe, or the Stockings in wearing; it makes tie 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 to serve a single Person twelve Months. Price 1s. the Large and 6 d. the Small. The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. JULY 9, 1761. 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 set out from thence every Evening, one at Four o'Clock, the other at Six.— To carry Passengers at 2s. 6d. each. There will also One set out 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. And the M A C H I N E, ( Carrying only Four Passengers) Which sets out from the White- Hart in Stall- Street, Bath, every Morning at Nine o'Clock, and returns from the White- Hart in Broad- Street, Bristol, every Evening at Three, Will carry Passengers at 2s. each, From the Date of this Advertisement. JOHN BRYANT, Upholder, AT THE Royal- Bed in the Market- Place, Bath, Performs all MANNER of UPHOLSTERY WORK, And fells the various Articles belonging thereto, at the following low PRICES. Work, BEST Damask Moreen Beds, with ornamental Work, made from 20s. to 30s. or higher; plain ditto, from 15s. to 18s.— Washing- Beds from 8s. to 14s.— Half- Canopy ditto, from 4s. to 7s. — Common Festoon Window Curtains at 2s.— Drapery ditto from 3s. to 4s.— Easy- Chair- Cases 3s.— French ditto is. — Back- Stool- Cases 1s.— false Seats stuffed in Canvas with best curled Hair and Web, from 20d. to 2s.— Matrasses, from 2s. to 4s.— Rooms hung with Paper, at 2s. 6d. per Day each Man ;— if dieted, 2s. Articles Sold Great Variety of Paper Hangings, from 2d. bf. to 1s. per Yard.— Mock India ditto from 8d. to 2s.— Real India ditto from 7s. to 10s. per Sheet, ( three Yards)— Looking- Glasses ( as cheap as in London) from 3d. to Ten Guineas. — Screens of all Sorts, from 6s. to Four Guineas.— French Chairs ( stuffed with, the best curled Hair) at 12s. — Back Stools 8s.— Easy Chairs 25s.— Half- Ell Stuff- Damask, from 2s. 4d. to 3s. per Yard.— Moreens from 2s. to 2s. 4d.— Harrateens from 19d. to 2od.— Cheneys from 12d. to 14d.— Com- mon Furniture Checks from 12d. to 15d. per Yard. — Inch- and- Inch ditto from 16d. to 18d.— Common Worsted Lace from 3f. to 1d. per Yard. — strip'd washing Lace from 1d. to 2d.— SilkLace from 2d. to 3d.— All Crimson Lace and Stuffs a Trifle dearer, on Account of Colour.— Fringes of all Sorts from 6d. to 4s. per Yard.— Worlted Lines from 1d. f. to 1d. bf. — Tossels from 1s. to 1s. 6d. each.— Horse- Hair for covering Chairs from 2s. 9d. to 3s. 6d.— Tick Pieces for Beds from 28s. to 42s.— Manchester ditto from 8s. to 20s. English Ticks from 14d. per Yard to 3s.— Goose Feathers from 14d. to 18d. per Pound— Common Feathers from 5d. to 8d.— Milpuff from 8d. to 11d. per Pound— Flocks from 3d. bf. to 8d.— Flock Ticks from 10d. to 14d. per Yard.— Cot- ton Counterpanes from 15s. to 28s. each.— Whit- ney Blankets from 7s. 6d. to 36s.— Wiltshire ditto from 6s. to 32s.— Gloucestershire ditto from 5s. to 20s.— Yorkshire ditto from 3s. 6d. to 24s. — Somersetshire ditto from 10d. to 2s. per Yard. — Devonshire Rugs from 3s. 6d. to 14s.— Wilt- shire ditto fronts, 4s. to 16s.— Gloucestershire ditto from 7s. 6d. to 25s.— Essex ditto from 8s. to 24s. — Wilton Carpets from Two Guineas to Seven Guineas; the Stuff unmade from 4s. 6d. per Yd. to 5s. and made up to any Size at 5s. 6d.— Kid- derminster Carpets from 15s. to 3l.— Scotch Car- peting from 1s. 10d. to 3s. 6d. per Yard Tur- key Carpets from 30s. to Ten Guineas each.— Hair- Cloth for Passages, from 10d. to 2s. per Yard.— All Sorts of white and colour'd Quilts from 16s. to 4l.— New and Second- hand Chairs, Tables, Bureaus, Chests of Drawers, Bedsteads, & c. & c. at the very lowest Prices, according to their Goodness. HOUSHOLD FURNITURE of all Kinds lett to Hire, in separate Articles ; or a single Room, or whole House, furnish'd, from Ten to Twelve per Cent. Any Person may be supply'd with the said Articles at any Distance from BATH, on their paying only Half the Expence of Carriage. SEDAN CHAIRS made, mended, and lett to Hire. N. B. To be LETT immediately, ( Furnish'd) the UPPER HOUSE in GAY- STREET, on the Right Hand Side. — Or ( if a Tenant chuses it) the Furniture will be sold as it stands, and the House lett Unfurnish'd. — Enquire of the above JOHN BRYANT. Sunday's and Monday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. London. ST. JAMES'S, July 8. IS Majesty in Council was this Day pleased to appoint Tuesday the 22d Day of September next, for Solem- nizing his Coronation ; and to order, that a Proclamation should be issued notifying the same ; as also for notifying, that his Majesty had ordered a Commission to be passed un- der the Great Seal, constituting a Court of Claims, which Court is to hold their first Meeting in the painted Chamber of his Majesty's Palace at West- minster, on Tuesday the 21st Day of this Instant July. This Day the Right Hon. Charles Earl of Egre mont was, by his Majesty's Command, sworn of his Majesty's most Hon, Privy Council, and took his Place accordingly. This Day the Right Hon. John Viscount Bate- man, Lord Lieut, of the County of Hereford, took the Oaths appointed to be taken. [ Thus far the GAZETTE.] Arrived a Mail from FLANDERS. GERMANY. VIENNA, June 20. The Russians have hasten'd their March so much, that all the different Columns of their Army arrived the 13th and 14th at Posen, from whence each will march to its Destination, after halting a few Days. LEIPSICK, June 20. The Head- Quarters of the Army of the Empire are at Zuickau. It is thought that it may join the left Wing of Marshal Daun's Army ; and if this Corps should be joined by the French and Saxon Regiments, which arrived on the 18th at Eysenach, Prince Henry's present Position will scarce be tenable ; and indeed there is no Appearance of his keeping it. His Royal Highness coutinues to remove the Magazines from hence to Torgau, and it is thought he will follow them thither; and then, in spite of the Efforts of the Commandant of our City, to put it in a Posture of Defence, the Prussians may lose it for the second Time. Spain. BARCELONA June 12. M. Lieutand, a French Officer, who arrived here the 7th from St. Do mingo, informs us, that 14 or 15 English Prizes are carried every Week into Martinico, where there is a great Plenty of all Things, as if the Commu- nication with France was entirely open. M. Lieu- tand adds, that the Project of reconquering Canada, or molesting the English there, is not dropt; that 1500 Men have been sent from the Capes, who have joined those that were landed by four French Ships ; that these Troops, seconded by the Allied Indians, had already regained Ground, and that, when he came away, Fort St. Laurent was closely pressed by them ; the Reduction of which would make them Matters of the River of that Name.— Brussels Gazette. France. PARIS, June 26. On the 23d past died at Metz, John Peter Gardien, a Cooper, aged 108. His Longevity was not the Effect of Temperance. It is computed, that in the three last Years of his Life, he drank above 480 Pints of Brandy. He always took a Glass in the Morning; and as he advanced in Years, he filled his Glass higher and higher. London, July 11. Thursday there was a numerous Court at St. James's, amongst which were several of the Foreign Ministers, to compliment his Majesty on his intended Marriage. We are now told, that the Marriage of his Ma- jesty is to be on the 6th of September. On Thursday the Earl of Harcourt waited on the King at St. James's, when, we hear, his Ma- jesty was pleased to nominate his Lordship to con- duct the Princess of Mecklenburg- Strelitz to Eng- land ; and at the same Time to appoint him Master of the Horse to that Princess. Two of his Majesty's Yatchts are ordered to be got in Readiness to sail on Monday Se'nnight for Hamburgh, to bring over his Majesty's intended Comfort. IT is generally thought that the Squadron which is to convoy the Princess of Macklenburgh will be commanded by his Royal Highness the Duke of York; but who swill command under him is not yet known. Great Preparations are making at several of the Manufactories in Spittle fields, to execute some very grand Patterns against the intended Marriage and Coronation of his Majesty. A great Number of Hands are to be set to Work immediately in making several Alterations in the Royal Apartments in St. James's Palace. Yesterday the Right Hon. Mr. Secretary Pitt took the Oaths of Qualification at his House in St. James's Square, before several of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, who met there for that Purpose, pursuant to an Adjournment at the last Sessions at Hick's- Hall. It is now pretty confidently said, that the prin- cipal Difference remaining to be adjusted between our Court and that of France, is, that the latter is labouring to make a separate Peace. I59 His Majesty's Coach maker has Orders to make six different Carriages against the 10th of August. By a Letter from on board one of his Majesty's Ships off Brest, dated the Beginning of this Month, we are informed, that there are in Brest Water fix Line of Battle Ships are three Frigates, apparently Ready to sail; and that we have ten Ships of the Line, and some Frigates, watching their Motions. Letters from Belleisle bring Advice, that Com modore Kopple had received Advice, that eight French Men of War and Frigates were at Rochfort endeavouring to put to Sea; but that he had sta- tioned his Fleet in such a Manner as would pre- vent their Junction with those at Brest, which consist of six of the Line and three Frigates; and which, when joined, were to fail to Martinico, for the better Security of that Island from the Attempts of the English. The Sole bay and Biddeford Men of War fell in with a Fleet of Prames, or flat- bottomed Boats, going from Dunkirk to Boulogne, some of which they took, and drove the reft ashore at Gravling. The French had 66 Men killed, and about as many wounded, with little or no loss on our Side. London Intelligence, dated June 26, given in the Brussels Gazette of the 2d Instant. " Couriers go and come frequently from Lon- don to Versailles, and from thence to London, and yet it does not appear that they are farther agreed about the Fundamental Articles that should be the Basis of the Treaty. It is said that our Court seems disposed not to desist from the Demolition of the Fortifications and Harbour of Dunkirk, stipulated by the Treaty of Utrecht.— If France will consent to keep but a modest Ma- rine, and without Pretensions, one may easily agree about the rest ; but if she in the least intends to be our Rival in this Point, on Negociation can bring about a Peace, nor any Treaty prevent a Renewal of the War." Extract of a Letter from the HAGUE. " M. Van Haaren, one of the Deputies of the Province of Friesland, Commissary General of all the Swiss and Grison Troops in the Service of the States- General, their Ambassador at the Congress of Aix- la- Chapelle, in 1748, in short one of the Pillars of the Republick, is accused of dishonouring his two eldest Daughters, and of attempting to deflower the youngest. This Affair makes a pro- digious Noise throughout all Holland. Some private Letters from Paris import, that the Court having great Expectations of a speedy Visit from the British second Expedition Fleet on their Coast, had ordered all the Forces they could spare at this Time, to the several Ports, and other Places the most defenceless. Letters from Vienna, dated June 18, fay, that the Prince of Mecklenburgh Strelitz, had an Au- dience of the Imperial Family the 16th, and soon after set out for Marshal Daun's Army in Saxony. Last Saturday Night came down to Edinburgh his Majesty's Commission, appointing the most Hon. John Marquis of Tweedale, Justice General of Scotland, in the Room of the late Duke of Argyle. And Wednesday the Commission passed the Seats. The General Assembly of North Carolina have voted to raise 500 Men, to be employed to Decem- ber next, according to General Amherst's Desire. A new Ship is building at Portsmouth, to be named the Great- Britain, and to carry 120 Guns. She will be the largest Man of War in the British Navy. They write from Devonshire, that it is thought Cyder will be dear this Season, as there is likely to be a Scarcity of Apples. They have had a plentiful Hay Harvest, and such Quantities of fine Soals and Salmon, that the latter sold for Two- pence Halfpenny per Pound. A few Days ago 35 of the French Prisoners at Winchester consulted to make their Escape, and broke through a Wall into the Privy, where they were discovered by the Centinels, who secured them without any Blood- shed. There are near 6000 French Prisoners now at Winchester, and upwards of 7000 Forces, Regulars and Militia, in the Camp at that Place. Pieces of base Metal, in the Form of Guineas, are very current about Town. This is inserted as a Caution. The TROUT: A FABLE, humbly addressed the Fair Sex. ATrout, the plumpest in the Tide, Had long the Angler's Skill defyd ; With Pleasure nibbled ev'ry Bait, And baulk'd his sure expected Fate. While Self- Conceit inflam'd his Breast, He to himself these Lines address'd: " How wife am I to know my Good ! What Cowards half the finny Brood I I feast on Rareties at Will ; My Sense evades the latent Ill." He spoke :— Impending in the Brook, A Gentil wriggled on the Hook ; He nibb'd with Caution, as before, The Dainty tempted more and more : Grown bold, he snapp'd the rich Repast, And ( oh! hard Fate!) was caught at last: Compell'd to quit the liquid Glass, He beat, till dead, the bending Grass. So fares the Maid, whom Love inspires With tender Thoughts, and soft Desires ; To whom true Virtue is unknown ; That Guardian of the Fair alone. She may a- while fan up the Flame, And not commit an Act of Shame -. But soon longs after farther Sweets : Pursues her Wish, and Ruin meets. Does Wisdom's blissful Precepts shun, Nor sees her Folly till undone. 160 The Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette. [ VOL. I. ] Wednesday's and Thursday's POSTS. From the LONDON GAZETTE. PETERSBURGH, June 9. ON Saturday last, about Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, a Fire broke out here, and burned with great Violence till between Seven and Eight in the Evening; when it was happily ex- tinguished, after having consumed a Church and about forty Houses, amongst were several hand- some Brick Buildings. The Empress went Yesterday is Czarskezelo, but is to return to Town on Friday, BERLIN, July 2. Prince Henry still occupies the Camp of Schlettau, and Marshal Daun re mains inactive in that at Plauen near Dresden. The Army of the Empire are encamped at Rei- chenpach. Every Thing is quiet in Silesia, on the Side of the Austrians. General Laudohn continues at Hauptmansdorff, and the King of Prussia at Kuntzendorff. At Land shut the Austrians lately surprized, with superior Force, a Detachment of 400 Horse, of which they made 85 Prisoners ; but the Prus- sians immediately re- occupied that Post. The King of Prussia has detatched Lieutenant- General Ziethen, with a considerable Body of Men, to reinforce the Army against the Russians, of which he will take the Command, as General Goltz died at Glogau on the 30th of June. The Grand Russian Army, which was assembled at Posen the 13th, decamped from thence on the 26 th of June, and seem to be marching towards Silesia. General Ziethen, in order to watch their Mo- tions, is advanced into Poland ; so that we are in daily Expectation of some important Event. Ge- neral Tottleben with his Corps follows the great- Russian Army. General Romanzow, who is en- camped at Koslin in Pomerania, with a Corps of 25,000 Men, waits only for the Arrival of the Russian Fleet to begin the Siege of Colberg, un- der the Cannon of which Place the Prince of Wurtemberg is entrenched, with a considerable Body of Men. The Swedes have not yet begun to move : Col Belling watches them with a few Squadrons of Hussars, and for Battalions of Militia. Ge- nera! Ehrenschwurdt, who is to command the Swedish Army, is not yet set out from Stock- holm ; however, the Government of Sweden have ordered six Men of War to be equipped at Carlsoroon, which are to join the Russian Fleet before Colberg. HAGUE, July 3 We have the following Ac- count from the Allied Army, dated at Lunderen near Unna, June 30, 1761. The Hereditary Prince, after having left Count Kielmansegge at Ham, marched to Kirckdenkern, and from thence, on the 28th Inst. to Sundern, where he encamped on the Right Wing of the Grand Army, which had advanced towards Werle, the Castle whereof, in which Major Raal, a Hessian, commanded, with a Garrison of 200 Men in it, was attacked the Day before by the Enemy, who could not take it tho' they cannonaded it for some Time. Yester- day our whole Army, in seven Columns, ( besides the two, which composed the Body under the Command of the Hereditary Prince) marched directly on the Enemy. The Reserve, commanded by the Prince de Conde, retired towards their Grand Army, and' was harrassed, all the Time of their Retreat, by the Head of our Columns. Part of the Right Wing was ordered to fall back ; and the Grand Army took an advantageous Position between Unna and Roer. The Firings on the Van Flank with a Design to attack them in the Rear ; but it being excessively rainy, and the Country full of Morasses, it was found impossible to bring up the Cannon, and we were forced to lay that Attempt a side ; upon which we continued our March along the Enemy's Rear, and without any Interruption, or Loss, took Post on their other Flank ; Prince Ferdinand placing his Head Quar- ters at Dortmund. On the 2d the Enemy began to attack our Pi- quets, under Lieut. Gen. Watgenau, with a Corps of 10,000 Men; but seeing that four Battalions of the Corps under Lord Granby advanced to support them, they retired, but lost upon that Occasion M. de Pedemont, Brigadier, who com- manded the Attack, besides a Colonel and Ma- jor killed, and a Lieutenant- Colonel wounded and taken. On our Side we lost two Hessian Officers, and two or three private Men. On the 3d our whole Army advanced again upon the Enemy, who retired immediately behind Werle, placing the Castle of that Place, which still continues in our Possession, before their Right Flanks ; and occupied the very same Camp where we had been a few Days before ; and our Army then encamped at this Place; in the Face of the Enemy. Yesterday Prince Ferdinand reconnoitred the Enemy's Army, with an Intention of attacking them, but found them situated too strongly for such an Attempt. LONDON, July 13, 1761. By Virtue of an Order from the Earl Marshal, Extract of Orders given at Belleisle, July 1. " Major - General Hodgson has the greatest Pleasure to acquaint the Officers and Soldiers un- der his Command, with his Majesty's entire Satis- faction, in the Spirit, Patience, and Chearfulness with which they have sustained the Fatigues of this Siege." Extract of a Letter from Fort Prince George, October 30, 1760. " I have the Honour to be a Prisoner to his Most Unchristian Majesty, by our Settlements on the Island of Sumatra being taken by the French. — Our Garrison at Fort Marlborough was too small to oppose them, which obliged us to surrender at Discretion. The French Commander promised our private Property should be secured to us, but deceived us, by allowing his Soldiers to plunder private Houses of all Effects and Property whatever ; even Chests and Desks were broke open, and all the Letters in them destroyed. It was a great Morti- fication to see our Enemies, who were all in Rags at their Landing, strutting about in our Cloaths. The Food they gave us was very bad, which threw us into Fluxes, of which many died : Bark was the only Remedy for stopping this Disorder. In June, both Male and Female embarked on board a French Frigate for Batavia; from thence we were sent to Bengal at the Expence of our India Company, and luckily had a very short but sickly Passage, being destitute of any Medicines to relieve us. We left Batavia in August, and arrived here after a six Weeks Passage; here we are all allowed the same Pay as the Gentlemen on this Establishment in Pursuance of his Majesty's Order of Council, in Proportion to our respective standing in the Ser- this Day the Heralds made Proclamation of his vice. A dispute between Mr. Pigot the Gover- Majesty's Coronation, and the First Meeting of nor, and Mons. Lally the French Commander in the Court of Claims, at the usual Time and Chief, concerning the Exchange of Prisoners, pre- Places, and with the usual Solemnity. vents ours from taking Place; besides as we have many of their ablest Officers, now Prisoners here, Thus far the GAZETTE. these might be required t0 be given in Exchange for us, and although they are at present extremely low and much distressed every Way, we do not chuse in the least to strengthen their Hands; so that I imagine we shall remain as we are ' till the Fate of Pondicherry be determined. It is now closely besioged by Sea and Land, and, should it Arriv'd the Mails from Hollands and Flanders. PRAGUE, June 26. The Armies in Saxony continue inactive : Mean While, 10,000 Russians are advancing to Troppau. They are followed and Land, and, should it by 12,000 more. The Whole is to join Lau- fall, of which there is great Probability, it will be dohn's Army. the severed Blow the French ever received in India: From the Frontiers of SILESIA, near Bohemia, Hitherto every Attack has succeeded, and from the June 22. An Austrian Detachment, of about Camp before it, which is but sixty Miles hence. 2000 Horse and Foot, arrived by the Way of we have once or twice a Week an Account of the Friedland and Liebau, at Hartmansdorff, and at- Progress of the Siege; the Enemy are in great tacked a small Corps of Prussians so briskly as to I want of Provisions, and now cannot get any either disperse them; it's thought that the Prussians lost by Sea or Land. The Fortifications are very strong on this Occasion in Killed, Wounded, and Pri- soners taken, about 200 Men, and the same Num- ber of Horses FRANCFORT, July 6. Letters from Bohemia advise, that a Body of 25,000 Russians have joined the Body of Austrians commanded by the Count de Bethlem in Upper Silesia BRUSSELS, July 5. We received Advice this Morning, that the French Army, commanded by and extensive, and. the Houses very elegant. " The black People profess the Gentoo Reli- gion, which is Pagan, and full of Ceremonies being much afraid of Pollution, by touching Meat that is not dressed by themselves, so that the Cooks are not of this Religion, tho' the most of the other Servants are. The Gentoos daily mark their Foreheads with White, sometimes Yellow or Red, and in different Figures, so that they seem to be M. Broglio, having parted the Dymel on the the Descendants of Cain. 29th ult. Gen. Sporke, who was encamped with I " I hope before this reaches you that we shall a considerable Body of the Allied Troops upon have reconquered Sumatra, so that you may direct the Eminences on the Left of that River, quitted to me at Marlborough. We expect the Admiral that advantageous Post; and tho' his Retreat was will be able to spare us what Ships are necessary. made as expeditiously as possible, the French when the Siege of Pondicherry is over." came up with his Rear Guard, and attacked it DEATHS. At Parkgate, in her Way from with so much Vigour, that they took about 800 Bristol, Miss Wood, Sister of Robert Wood, Esq. Prisoners, 19 Pieces of Cannon, near 400 Horses, Under Secretary for the Southern Department.— and upwards of 170 Waggons, and other Car- The Hon. Nathaniel Gilbert, sen. Esq. at An- riages. These Advices add that after this Affair tigua. — The Hon. George Clinton, Entered Out, The Belle Savage, Lewis, for New- York; the Tobacco Box, Knight, and the Virginia Packet ——, for Virginia; the Mary Ann, Cunningham, for Antigua and Guadalupe ; the Charming Molly, Kennedy, for Waterford; the Planter, Aselby, for Virginia; the Amelia, Nixon, for Africa and Jamaica. Wednesday a Woman passing over the Bridge, was very much bruised by the falling of Two Pieces of Timber from the Houses now pulling down. Friday Morning one of the Workmen employed in pulling down Houses on the Bridge, a Piece giving Way on which he slood, he fell to the Ground from a considerable Height, and was very much bruised. He was immediately carried to the Infirmary, where he lies in a languishing Con- dition. Monday another of the Workmen fell from one of the Houses on the Bridge, and was much bruised. Friday a Militia- man was committed to New- gate, for committing a Rape on the Body of a Child about six Years of Age, in St. Nicholas- Street. A Letter from Hereford mentions, that one Far- mer Jones had a Cow which calved a Calf last Week, which had two Heads, five Legs, two Tails, one Body, two Eyes and Ears; and lived three Days without any Sustenance. DEATHS. In an Apoplectic Fit, Mr. Alex. Foord, at King- Street- Hall.— Mr. Bulgin, Lin- nen- Draper, in High- Street, in Partnership with Mr. Styche. Bath, July 16 The Public are desir'd to be careful to ask for the BATH CHRONICLE AND WEEKLY GAZETTE publish'd by C. POPE and Comp. as the Proprietors of the Bath Advertiser ( a Saturdays Paper) have alter'd their Day of Publication to Thursday, since our Proposals were first distributed, and like wise pi- rated Part of our title, viz. Bath Chronicle. We therefore give this necessary Caution, lest they shou'd attempt to impose their Paper on the Public for THIS. Monday Morning was interred in St. James's Church in this City, Mrs. Ann Steuart, of the Kingdom of Scotland. Friday last died at Chippenham, R. Holland, Esq. late one of the Judges of the North- Wales Circuit. Friday Morning, Abel Tyler, Collier, of Clutton, in this County, dropt down dead as he was tying up his Garters. Last Saturday the Widow Palmer, of Ember- rough, near Old- Down, was found dead in her Bed. She went to Bed the Night before in per- fect Health, after having eat a hearty Supper. Saturday last Mr. Thomas Scott, a Methodist Preacher, riding in an empty Waggon near Chip- penham, it overturned, and dislocated his Collar- Bone. He was taken up speechless, and his Life is despaired of. Sunday two Boys washing in the River, near the same Place, one of them, by sinking in a Quick- Sand, was unfortunately drowned. Friday last at Pickwick, a Boy being sent to a Well for a Pitcher of Water, had the Misfortune to fall in, and was drowned. an continued all Yesterday, and was not over this Morning. Our Right Wing lies before the Vil- lage, in which our Head- Quarters are, and our Left reaches behind the Village of Keseburen, which the French burnt Yesterday, as far as to a Fall of Trees, which covers the Enemy's Right. We are very near them : Nothing but a Ravin seperates our Right from their Left. They have strengthened the Front of their Left by some, Redoubts. Kielmansegge's Corps is posted at Kamen. July 7. We have just received an Account of the Electress Palatine's having been brought to Bed of a Son, but that he lived only Time enough to be baptized. From Pader born we hear, that Generals porken had been oblig'd to abandon Warbourg upon the Approach of Marshal Broglio's Army, and had lost, in his Retreat, some Pieces of Cannon, and a very small Number of Men. The Marshal had thereupon sent a Detachment by Braker to Steinheim, on the Road to Hameled and had likewise posted Troops at Hoxter and corbey on the Weser ; but the Light Troops of lies were in Possession of Holtzminden. General Sporken was retiring from Paderborn to Bielefeldt. July 10. The Allied Army was got on the 8th to Hulbeck, Prince Ferdinand having made a further Attempt to bring the Enemy to Action on the 7th, but the Prince of Soubize again de- clined it, marching towards Soest; at which Place Marshal Broglio, after having taken Pos- session of Warbourg and Paderborn, was said to be arrived on the 5th. The same Accounts say, that General Sporken, after having retired frem Warbourg, had marched round by Blomberg, Detmold, Bielefeldt, and Ritberg, where he was supposed to be on the 3d, on the Way to join Prince Perdinand. Camp at HEMMERDEN, July 6. On the first Instant, at Eleven at Night, our Army decamped from Lunderen, and turned the Enemy's Left the French Troops took Possession of Warbourg; that on the 30th the Count de Chabot, who com- mands the advanced Guard of the Corps under Prince Xavierius of Saxony, took Possession of the Castle of Dringelbroek, in which they found three Pieces of Cannon, and the same Day their Army marched towards Dahlem and Lichtenau, where it was to be joined by the serparate Corps un- der the Command of the Marquis de Poyanne.— Hague Gazette. Admiral of the White.— Lieut. Gen. Goltze, in the Prussian Service, aged 54. The Wife of Mr. Lester, Bell- founder, in Whitechapel: A few Weeks since, believing herself to be upon her Death- bed, she discovered a Hoard to her Husband of near 1300l. which she had saved up at different Times. BANKRUPTS. James Little, late of Plymouth Dock, Devon, Linen- Draper. Wm. Bidlake of Totness, Devon, Shopkeeper.— John Bridge, of St. Botolph without Aldgate, Cheesemonger. John Leopold Gesler, of Narrow- street, Lime- house, in Middlesex, Rope- maker STOCKS. Bank Stock, 114 1 - half. India do shut. South- Sea Stock, shut. Three percent. Bank reduced, 86 3- 8ths, a 1- half. Three per Cent, consolidated, shut. Three per Cent, ditto, 1726, shut. Three 1- half Bank Annuities, 1756, shut. Three ditto, 1758, shut. Four percent. 1760, shut. Three percent. S. S. old Annuities, 87 5- 8ths, a 3- 8ths. Ditto new Annuities, shut Ditto 1751, shut. Ditto India Annuities, 85, a 1- 8th. Long Annuities, shut. India Bonds, 1l. 12s. a 13s. disc. New Navy and Victualling Bills, 7 1- half, Disc. Exchequer Bills, 1l. a 1l. Disc. Lottery Tickets, 1761, 11l. 11s. 6d. a 12s. Script. 1761, 86 5- 8ths. a 1- half. Bristol, July 15. Arriv'd at the Hot- Wells, Sir Harry Hartstongue, Lord Bishop of Clogher, Capt. Capel, Rev. Mr Allen, Mr, Dehaney. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Carter, Mr. Barker, Mr. Younger, Lady Farnham, Mrs. Mellish, Mrs. Wynn, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Waller, Miss Brodrick, Miss Kennedies, Miss Perry, & c. & c. Came in since our last, The Prince George, Knowles, from Cork; the Draper, Quarle, and the Prince William, Willye, from Dublin ; the Juliana, , from Hamburgh; and the In- dian Queen, Owley, from London. Arriv'd, At Africa, the Alexander, Nelson ; at Newfoundland, the Adventure, Perkins; ( both from this Port) at Newfoundland, the Antigua Factor, Whedon, from Naples; the Concord, London, July 14. It is said for certain that his Majesty will be married by Proxy at Mccklenbourg, and his Royal Consort is expected here the 14th of Aug. The Marriage of his Majesty and Consort, it is said, will be solemnized in the Dutch Chapel near St James's Palace. The Earl of Harcourt is appointed one of the Lords, to go over to conduct his Majesty's intended Consort to England ; the Dutchess of Portland is to be appointed Groom of the Stool; Lady Bo- lingbroke first Lady of Honour ; and Lord Anson to have the Command of the Squadron appointed to bring over that Princess. Apartments, we hear, are ordered to be got ready in his Majesty's House at Greenwich, for the Reception of the Princess upon her Arrival in England, till the Solemnization of the Matrino- nial Rites. A Letter from Munster, dated the 4th, men- tions positively an Action between the conjunct Army of the Allies and that of the Prince de Soubise, to the Advantage of the former, who are said to have made 1420 French Prisoners on the Field of Battle. A Letter from Paris, dated July 3, concludes thus : " Mr. Stanley has still frequent Confe- rences with the King's Ministers; but it's feared they will prove fruitless, from the enormous Pre tensions of the English." The English have established three Hospitals, one at Palais, one at Bangor, and the third at Butler, from Antigua; the Swift, Coghland, Sauzon; in the latter are near 300 Physical Pa- from Cadiz; the Andrew, Fortune, from Youg- tients, and about 60 Chirurgical ones; the other hall; and at Old Callabar, the Cato, Jones, from Hospitals are in Proportion, this Port. Four Creatures which represent the State of a MAN. AN Ape, a Lion, a Fop, and an Ass, Shew a Man's Life, as it were in a Glass. First, they are Apes at Twenty and one, And afterwards Lions, ' till Thirty be gone : As Foxes they're wise ' till Threescore and ten ; And then are they Asses,— and so no more Men. Answer to the REBUS in our last. ( Addressed to the Author.) DEAR Miss, be cautious whom you wed. And take as Partner to your Bed ; Be not too hasty, but be wife ; Choose one who Truth and Virtue prize. To such a Man thyself impart, And for his RING give him thy Heart. A Comparison between the Head- ach and the Heart- ach. ( Addressed to a young Lady afflicted with the former.) WHEN grivous Pains afflict your Head, And rob you of your Rest, I'd gladly feel them in your Stead, And easing, you, be blest. When you with Pains are thus distrest, You think none can exceed ; But could I open lay my Breast, You that Mistake might read.' All know the Head to be a Part Which Wise or Fools us render ; But surel'y all allow the Heart To be a Part more tender. Then look not coldly on the Swain, That offers you his Heart, And gladly wou'd transfer the Pain, Would you but ease his Smart. ' Tis in your Pow'r his Pains to cure, And make him cease to moan ; Judge Part what Torments I endure, By thinking of your own.
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