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The Conftruation of the GEOMETRICAL QUESTION, in the Magazine for O&tober laji, p. 485. ET b=24,244 the Line bisfecting the Right Angle, and e + 25 that bisfects the Hy

, e nd IL (= 20) - IK; make KO=KH, and KM KI; on LO describe the Semicircle, whose Semi-Ordinate is KN; make PQ=KN: Then will M N be the Sum, and HQ the Difference of the Legs required.

S The Bare { 57 4că pl:697-8c7) ix2) 1:5:22_53 Mi : 62782?xb !

S40 The Cathetus 1 6348074 x bat-b*_600 = the Area of the Triangle.


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The SURVEYING QUESTION in the same Montb, p. 468, answer'd by the

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I am, Sir, your humble Servant, Ivorwich, Nov. 25, 1748.


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Copy of an ADDRESS, as intended royal wisdom and vigilance, we

to have been presented. have not wanted, under the sad neTo the King's Moft Excellent Majesty.

cessity of war, constant and sure hopes

of an honourable peace. Mef Gracious Sovereign,

Your university largely partaking E your majesty's moft dati.

of this extensive benefit, in dutiful reful and loyal subjects, the A turn, offers her fervent prayers to the chancellor, masters and scholars of fupreme Peace-maker, that the new the university of Oxford, being pow. year may begin with choice and lasterfully called upon, by the happying bleflings upon your sacred person re-establishment of the publick tran- and royal house for many generations. quillity, beg leave thankfully to ap. To our prayers we are stedfastly proach your facred person, under purposed to add our constant and unitGod, the giver of this invaluable Bed endeavours for enforcing the things blessing.

which make for peace, by example, It is equally a pleasure to recollect, by exhortation, by discipline, by and justice to acknowledge, that severity; and we hope to check from the unwearied bravery of your those extravagant fallies, and to give majesty's forces, the fignal successes à right and loyal direction to the of the British feet, and your own warmth of youth, that while we


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are discharging a reasonable duty, has not as yet been communicated to we may render an agreeable service the nation by authority; and as it is to you, Sir, our most gracious therefore matter of doubt, whether prince, who have pleasure in the it deserves thanks or not, it is proprosperity of your people.

per the nation should be inform'd,
Given at our house of convo- That they were not even called upon

cation this 28th Day of De- A to affist in complimenting away the
cember, 1748.

understanding and spirit of that great

body they have the honour to repre. From the FOOL, Jan. 13. sent.

Mr. Fool, Mr. Fool,

Mourning-Bush, Your Half-Brother, F you were

the court fool, or Jan. 8. Tom. Touchstone. even my lord mayor's fool, I B should not wonder either at any There is much truth and rectitude thing you did, or any thing you left (fays Mr, Fool) in my half-brother undone : But affecting, as you do, Touchstone's remarks, that is to say, to be the fool of your country, and in some of them, because the fact is to set the old maxim, That every

here and there mistaken, or not body's business is no body's business, rightly conceived. The first charge at defiance, how came you not only Ç upon myself

, in relation to a paranot to apprize the publick, that an graph in the Gazetteer, is what I am address from my lord mayor and court no more concerned in, than a secreof aldermen is not an address from tary of state is with the conduct of the city of London, but even to coun- the Cufiom-House, or Excise-Office; tenance the craft which has been and, indeed, it is a matter below used to make the former pass for the the dignity of a fool of consequence, latter, by a paragraph in your own D to intermeddle with. As to Ms. paper, of Doc.

27, signifying, That Touchstone's laying a fress upon the , , Stracey, the late recorder, had the word address, tho it was really callid honour of knighthood conferred on him so in the Gazetteer, there has not by bis majesty, on bis receiving the been any such thing presented to his city of London's address? You ought majesty, but only a compliment paid to know, that all addresses from him by my lord mayor and some althe city of London, run in the name E dermen, such as were in the way on of the lord mayor, aldermen, and a sudden, and chose to act in a mancommons in common-council allem. ner that appears very new to the bled : And you might have known, city of London. In short, it was only that the common-council had no a complimental speech to the king, share in the honour of that congra- which, when inserted in the Gazette, tulation.

has the following introductory title: They were as sensible of his ma. F-“This day the right hon, the lord jesty's absence, and as pleased with mayor and court of aldermen of the his return to his royal dominions, as city of London, waited on his majesty, those who fit above them; and I to congratulate him on his safe re, make no doubt they would as gladly turn; when John Stracey, Esq; made have join'd in any address on that their compliments in the following joyful account: But, as there was speech.” (See Magazine for Nov. no visible connection between his G loft, p. 523.) majesty's return and that transaction, In this introduction the printer which has been called a definitive of the Gazette seems to be mistaken treaty (tho' it was thought fit to in point of expression, it being cerjurable them together;) as that treaty fain, that there was not a court of



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aldermen concern'd in the matter, nor does given me, endeavour'd to awake ,my fel. Mr. Suracey, in his compliment, say that low-citizens to a sense of their own honour, there was, but stiles them The lord mayor and to resent a publick injury done their and aldermen, not mentioning the word reputation. court, and leaving the publick to discover, The following were the aldermen who as well as they can, how many aldermen waited on his majesty with the above men. attended on the occasion ; according to the tion'd address, viz. The Right Hon Sir example, and, perhaps, by the direction of A William Colvert, lord mayor, Sir John his betters, not attempting to ascertain what Tompson, Sir John Barnard, Sir Henry Mar. was best left indefinite.

jhall, Sir Robert Ladbroke, William Baker, Thus we see, this was not an address from Eq; Tbomas Winterborsom, Erg; Sir William the city of London, neither was a court of Smiib, Grijpe Gascogne, Efq; William Wbio aldermen concerned in the compliment paid raker, Esq;~Edward Ironfide, Esq; Tkomas the king, which some people conceive to Rawlinson, Esq; Sheriffs. have been an affront to his majesty, as well as to the city. To his majesty, because it

His Excellency tbe Earl of SANDWICH'S

B ought to be presumed, that his royal inter.

Memorial ro their High Migbrinelles, est in the hearts of the citizens was too High and Migbry Lords, deeply engraved to want the concurrence of N the space of two years, during which a court of aldermen, and of common coun. the underwritten minister has been cil, to congratulate him on his arrival.- charged with the affairs of the king his To the city, because such concurrence was malter to your high mightinesses, he has not ask'd; which seem'd an invidious inti- had the satisfaction to be convinced, by the mation, that they would not have com- proofs the most striking, that not only the plied ; tho' it is a fact well known to be C interest, but even the existence of the mafalse, and of which his majesty ought to be ritime powers depends upon their union. apprised, left it should create a misunder. The enemies of liberty vainly flattered standing in disfavour of those who heartily themselves with having found an opporlove and honour him.

tunity to excute the old project they had Who were the authors and conductors of formed, of giving law to Europe. They this affair, and why they lo acted, is next conceived that by their seducing discourses, to be consider'd. This, indeed, is a deli- which were not always unwelcome to the , and, be

ears , they be able touched. We see it was transacted in D to divert the publick attention from those hurry; was a mere compliment, instead of calamities, which threatened the nation being dignified with the title of an address; and its natural allies. and was, in the phrase of the law, an ex. This method having not entirely suctrajudicial act ; there is mingled with it, ceeded, they laboured to divide the allies, what had nothing to do with the occasion, whore fecurity confifted in their union. where the peace is said to be, a blessing obat This artifice having also failed, they ad. cannot fail of producing the most beneficial dressed themselves to the maritime powers, effects. Now, throw all these circumstances E who answered the advances that were together, and the authors and their views made to them in the only manner in which must appear as clear as light, without far. it was fit for them to answer, that is to ther explanation ; I Mall, therefore, only say, in concert between themselves, a remark, that the whole kingdom is, by method which has had all the success that this management, led into a mistaken noti.

could be expected from it; since by that, on, that the body of the city of London ap- peace was procured, at a time when the prove a peace, tho' they know nothing of enemy was already at the gates of the re. the terms by authority, are, therefore, not


publick. supposed to know them at all, and have The great work of pacification had been thus seemed to accuse themselves of rash- labcured at, in vain, for four years 104 ness in a transaction they were utterly stran- gether. As soon as England and the regers to.

publick spoke the same language, and This is an affair I Mould not have thought were re-united in the same views, they of meddling with, but that I look upon the appeared infinitely more formidable than fools of this metropolis as under my parti- at the time when their forces were yet cular care ; and, therefore, did not chure entire, and the enemy at a distance from they should, by approving what they knew G their frontiers. nothing about, bc esteemed so much wiser This example, and many others of the than their neighbours ; besides, as my kinr. same kind, that have struck my mind during man's hints have rous'd me up, I should the course of my ministry to your high have been esteemed inexcusably indolent, mightinesses, have appeared to me so many if I had not, on the alarm's being thus demonstrations of the excellence of the old January, 1749





fyftem, which supposes a friet alliance and As a proof of this, high and mighty lords, an inseparable union between great Britain I propose to persevere, during my whole and this republick. It is on the stronger life, in the principles which appear to me or weaker influence of these maxims, which the most proper to demonstrate my at. I look upon as facred, and which have tachment to the interests of this republick. been always the rule of my conduct,

that For by that means I shall have the double the security and prosperity of two power- Satisfaction of restifying to your high mightiful nations must depend, who have de- A nesses the sentiments of my soul, and to fended so often, and with so much success, think in the manner that corresponds best their own liberty and that of Europe. with the inclinations of the king my master,

It is will the most sensible pleasure, and with the interest of his kingdoms, high and mighty lords, that in taking which are inseparable from those of the leave of your high mightinesses, I de. united provinces. clare to you in the most folemn manner, Done at the Hague,

SANDWICH. by the express order of the king my master, Jan, 14, 1749. his firm resolution to cultivate with the umolt care potlible, the good intelligence B Tbe following Bite upon the Publick is of so which actually subfifts between his majesty new and so extraordinary a Nature, ibat ir and your republick.

deferves to be recorded, as it fheavs, ibat a I cannot prevail upon myself to put an foolish Credulity ard ridiculous Curiofity feet end to this discourse, without taking notice to have baniind common Sense from ube of that great event, which happened in Quality and Gentry of Ibis great Metropothe course of my miniftry to your high lis. Towards ebe Middle of rbis Morisb mightinettes ; and which, by strengthning the following Advertisement appeared in the constitution of your government, for C

our News Papers : ever re-establishes the views of those who interest tijemselves for the union be.

on Monday next, the 16th inst, to be tween the two nations, as well as for seen a person who performs the several the liberty of the empire and that of all most surprizing things following, viz. First, Europe.

he takes a common walking.cane from any There is not now the least room to fear, of the spectators, and thereon plays the the dangerous prejudices, or the destructive musick of every instrument now in use, and suggestions of private intereft, ro fatal to likewise fings to surprizing perfection. See publick welfare, should gain an ascendancy


condly, he presents you with a common in this republick, so long as a prince en. wine-bottle, which any of the spectators dowed with so many virtues, and descended may first examine ; this bottle is placed on from a race of heroes, whose distinguished a table in the middle of the stage, and he character it has been to combat always for (without any equivocation) goes into it liberty, remains cloathed with all the

in fight of all the spectators, and fings in honours and all the authority of his an. it ; during his stay in the bottle, any percestors, and fees those dignities happily son may handle it, and fee plainly that it recured to his pofterity.

E does not exceed a common tavern bottle. This change is the pledge of future pro- Those on the stage or in the boxes may sperity. Leaving therefore the past, and come in masked habits, (if agreeable to without entering into comparisons which them) and the performer (if desired) will might be odious, let me be permitted, inform them who they are. high and mighty lords, to felicitare from

Stage 75. 6d. Boxes ss. Pit 3s. Gallery 25, the bottom of my heart, your high mighti-' To begin at half an hour after fix o'clock. nelles on the subject of an ever-memorable

Tickets to be had at the theatre. event, which has preferved this republick

F from apparent ruin, and has put it in a

The performance continues about condition of becoming once more con

two hours and a half. fidered on the foot of one of the most N. B. If any gentlemen or ladies, after the powerful nations of Europe.

above performances (either singly or in comThere now remains no more for me. pany, in or out of mask) are delirous of sec- , high and mighty lords, after remitting ing a representation of any deceased person, into your hands the letter of the king, such as husband or wife, fifter or brother, which contains the same sentiments I have or any intimate friend of either fex, (apon the honour to express to your high mighti- making a gratuity to the performer) Mall nelles, than to render you my most humble G be gratified by seeing and converling with thanks, for all the marks of kindness and them for some minutes as if alive : Likefavour, that I have received on your part, wile (if desired) he will tell you your most during the time of my residence in ihese secret thoughts in your past life; and give provinces, and to beleech you to accept you a full view of persons who have inju. the strongest afsurances of my warm and red you, whether dead or alive. lafting acknowledgment,


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