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Ur GENTLEMAN's : Montbly Intelligencer.

17+9. To be Continued. (Price Six-Pence each Month.) Containing, (Greater Viriery, and more in Quantity, than arr Monthly Book nibe 1:47 trie.) 1. The Jour N A L of a Learned and Polia XV. A Description of the West Kiding, of

tical ČLUE, c. con inued : Containing Yerkare.
the SPEECHES of C. Numifis, & Opi- XVI. A Question in Dialling solved.
miis, M. Fabius Ambuftus, and Cn. Gavila XVII. A Geometrical Question proposed.
was on the Motion for granting 10,000 1.

XVIII, Matineers executed on board the to the City of Glasgow

Cbefter fouid. II. Summary of the most important Affairs XIX. Surprizing Effects of Lightning at Hole in the left Seffion of Parliament,

loway. III. L. Hason's Character, with his Thrughts XX. POETRY: Venus's Lamentation for the on Ambition.

Death of Alonis ; the B au lah'd by the IV. Story of Camilles, with Considerations Poet ; Strepton's Compla nt, wih Myru's against Seli-Murder.

Answer ; ine Reasonable Lover, a new V. A Defcription of the Inand of Malta.

Song ; on the Dench of Mrs. F VI. 0: Oak Planting, and its Importance to Acrostick ; the Patriot ; on the Death of the Nation.

a rich Mier ; Did you e'er fee a Shepherd, VII. Volpont, a modern Character.

a new Song, set to Mufick, &c. &C. VIII. Receipt for the Staggers in Horses. XXI. The MOTHLY CHRONOLOGER : IX. Absurdity of a perpetual Motion.

Turopikes demolith'd ; Smugalers conX. Crufe of Thunder and Lightning.

demn'd; Malefactors executed ; Fires, XI. A Warning to the Youth of both &c. &c. &c. Sexes.

XXII. Promorions ; Marriages and Births ; XI. Intcription for the late Lieutenant Ge. Deaths, Binhrupts. neral Sir Irmes Campbell.

XXII Prices of Stocks for each Day. XII. Generoficy and Treachery displayed, XXIV. Monthly Bil of Mortality. in the Story of sirdelio.

XXV. FoEIGN AFFAIK S. XIV. Observations on Electricity.

XXVI. Catalogue of Books, With a new and correct MAP of the Will Riding of Yorkshire, and a curious VIE W of the South-Eaft Prospect of the City of BATH, neatly engraved on Copper.

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remarkable story of a young gentleman



Onfiderations against self. murder 343
Story of Camillus

ibid. Some thoughis on oak planting, and its importance to the nation

344 A description of the inand of Malta

345 Inscription attempted for the late lieute.

nant-general Sir James Campbell, knight of the Barb

ibid. A description of the Wef Riding of Yorkfoire

346-348 The city of York described The 5 boroughs in this division described

ibid. Account of the other towns

347, 348 The beau scourg'd by the poet

348, F. The Journal of a Learned and Political CLUB, &c. continued

349-360 SPEECH of C. Numifsus against the Glasgow petition

349 SPIECH or 2. Opimius in favour of it, by Way of Answer to the former

350 Nature and reasonableness of the petition

350, 351 SPEECH of M. Fabius Ambuftus against the petition

352 His reasons for being against it 353 That if Glasgory has any title to relief, it

ought to come from the forfeited estates,

or from the civil lift revenue 354, 355 Of the management of that revenue 355 Another method proposed, if the former . Mould fal, of enabling the corporation

to tax the inhabitants SPILCH of Cn. Gaviliius, in favour of the petition

ibid. Examples of granting relief to those who have suffer'd by war

397 A summary of the most important affairs that happened last fefsion of parliament

360–368 What resolutions of the committee of fup. ply met with any remarkable opposition

360 Account of bills passed last feffion, ibid. &c. Of the bill relating to appeals in causes of prizes

361 Of the famous navy bill

ibid. D. Petition of the admirals, captains, &c. against it

362 Amendments offer'd and rejected

363 Dubates on the mutiny bill in the house of


in the house of lords

365 The Soutbwark petition, and bill for the

more easy and speedy recovery of small debts

366 Petitions and debates in relation to a road

bill Volpone, a modern character 368 Generofity and treaclicry diplay'd, in a

A Receipt for the faggers in horses

371 Observations relating to electricity ibid. F. The absurdity of a perpetual motion de. monstrated

372 A question in dialling solved ibid. G. A geometrical question proposed 373 Lord Bacon's thoughts on ambition ibid. His character, with an imaginary contrast

374 A new hypothesis of the cause of thunder and lightning

375 Story of Brutus and Lucretia, or a Warn

ing to the youth of both sexes 376 Poetry. Verses on seeing an humorous print

377 On the death of a rich miser ibid. The patriot

ibid. A new song, set to musick, sung by Miss

Stevenson at Vauxball-Gardens 378 The lamentation of Venus for the death of

Adonis, a pastoral, imitated from the

Greek of Bion's first idyllium 379 L. Anfon, and the lion of the Centurion

381 In God's presence is fulness of joy ibid. On the death of Mrs. F_P ibid. An acrostick

ibid. Strepben's complaint, with Myra's answer

ibid. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER 382 Mutineers executed on board the Cb:flerfield

ibid. Rioters demolishing turnpikes about Briftol

ibid. Surprising effects of lightning at Holloway

ibid. Smugglers condemn’d at Lewes

383 Maletactors execaled at Tyburn ibid. Other executions

ibid. Lords of the admiralty survey Portsmo:ulb, and other harbours

ibid. Great fire in Scubwark

ibid. Suldier's shot for deserting to the French

ibid. Transports arrive at Nova Scotia

384 Sad accident in Bartbolumen. Fair ibid, Fire in the Poultry

ibid. Inscription on Dean Swift's monument ibid. The reasonable lover, a new song, sung by

Mr. Lowe at Vauxball-Gardens uhid. Marriages and births

ibid. Deaths

385 Ecclefiaftical preferments



366. &c.

ibid. Promotions civil and military

ibid. Persons declar'd bankrupto

ibid. Prices of stocks ; wind, weather 336 Monthly bill of mortality

ibid. FOREIGN AEFAIRS Catalogue of books

387 383



A U GUST, 1749.

To the AUTHOR, &C. pearance, he bore like a man of sense, yet SIR,

it was thought by his acquai tance to have T was the saying of Sene.

prey'd a good deal on his spirits : It was ca, that a good man

not, however, long before a lady, who Atruggling with misfor

took a liking to him, gave him an opportunes is a light (as he po

tuni'y, by marrying her, of living in a pularly expresses it) wor.

more gay and affluent manner than ever. thy the gods to behold : A If he was chagrin'd before at his reduced For indeed true greatness

circumstances, his gratitude on being de. and magnanimity of soul confifts in the wea.

livered from them heighten'd his passion to thering the misfortunes of life like a man ;

his wife ; in short, he regarded her as that and not meanly withdrawing from them,

dear friend that had snatch'd him from dir. like a coward. How foolish and unmanly,

tress and want, and accordingly paid her in the language of Shakespear, by a pistol or B not the affection only of the husband, but bodkin, to Ay from present ills, to those they

the compliances of the most obliged friend. know not of ! Such a condu& will appear

The undesigning, artless Camillus was no Ntill more monstrous, by the Rating only

fooner in these agreeable circumstances the following queries :

again, but his friends also reviv'd, for they Are not many of the misfortunes you

only died in his adverfity, and they reviv'd complain of, the effects of indiscretion ?

indeed only to reduce once more the un. Are not many of these evils at a dif.

happy Camillus. How shall I tell you, the tance ?

defigning, artful villain, Maskwell, imposed Is it not probable they appear greater,

Cro much on the honeft-hearted Comillus, because at a distance, and therefore, as oh

that he became his surely in a bond for a jects of fear, heighten'd by imagination ?

much larger sum than he was worth? The Is it not possible they may never reach

villain having thus raised a large sum, imyou, or that time and custom may ren

mediately made off ; the confused report der them bearable ?

of his being gone abroad was too lo n conAnd lastly, Is it not possible, that these

firmed to the unhappy Camillus, for he was evils you complain of now as intolerable,

informed by a letter, that as Maskwell wa may end much happier than you now ima. D gone abroad, the security of the bond regine, and oblige you to own in the end, volving entirely on him, they must be exthat whatever is, is right?

cused if they very Mhortly call'd ic in. Wha To prevent my countrymen, therefore, a blow was this to the generous Cam ilus from continuing ro ridiculous a practice, how unpleasing his prospect ! how severe and to encourage a becoming resolution, his reflection ! what can he say to his wile? and manly presence of mind, under every how shall he comfort her? how shall he te circumstance, I shall subjoin the relation of her he has reduced her to as low circum. a fact, as it was delivered to me by one of


stances as she had relieved him from ? how the family.

Mall he reconcile her to the change ? how

attempt it, when, aggravating thought The Story of C A MILLUS. it is a change effected by his own im

prudence? I had forgot to tell you, he had stain the English annals, was, with 4 children, who now occasioned as many many others, reduced to the most pressing uneasy sensations as ever they had agreeable circumstances; which tho', to outward ap- ones. Augus, 1749.

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Saluted in the morning of life as heirs to a lent eloquence and speaking grief. His in. Spleidid lortune; they were the joy of their tention now appeared to him as the highest pare is; but the reflection of their being act of cruelty and ingratitude ; as a cows exp fed 10 live forms of life, without a ardly intent of withdrawing himself from guide, companions of infamy and want, the Tharing of those misfortunes which he now diaracted him: For what could he do had involv'd his family in'; and as a base for them, who, perhaps, rotting in a jail, refusal of that aid to make them more to: sublifts himself on the common basket? sub- A lerable, which perhaps he might one day pirls on that charity, jult sufficient to make be able to give. But 'tis sufficient to add, misfortune livi. Fancy hciglitened all his that he pow resolved, by industry and approspects into horror : The base nels of his

plication, as a merchant, to discharge his friend, the reproach of his acquaintance, bond, and maintain his family. The event the ruddenness of the change aggravated answer'd his mon sanguine expectations ; bis other circumstances into terrible ones his father-in-law supported him with all indeed : He thought it death CC his credit and fortune ; and having no forlive, and therefore resolved to struggle tune of his own to indulge the gayeties of no mo e : His thoughts were now taken B life with, as usual the bended his mind en: up about the instrument that he should tirely to trade ; and in a few years, with unvse, whether the rope or pistol; and as exampled industry, and untainted honour, one undetermined, he prepared both, he found himself in a capacity of discharging and went up to his room, where after he his obligation to his father, and of giving á fad fixed the rope to jis mind, he wrote a handsome fortune to his children ; for he Jetter to his wife, which he left on the ta. used often to say, his misfortunes had taught ble with the pilt 1: He then went to take him to be contented with that which would one last view of his children, who were C place his children above the temptation of playing in the court, when accidentally doing wrong from want, and prevent their one of them fell and cut himself; the un. being ruin'd by too much. I need only add, happy Camillus inmediately felt the bowels thai he often used latteriy to say, he had of the father ; and forgetting every thing felt so much true pleasure Gince his misforbut that it was his child, ran down imme. tunes, that he should certainly have been dia'-ly to his relier ; the consusid noile he tuin'a if he had not been betrayed. His made in running down, togither with the

hfe, indeed, ever after was the life of the child's crying, frightend the good womn, D righteous, and his latter end was like theirs. who ran directly up to her own room, When he died, he left ibis laconick advice where the expected to find her husband, as to all his children ;-HOPE. he had told her he mou'd go up and lay

PHILOPATRIÆ. down up on the bed, where, who can describe thie anguilh of her mind, when the To be AUTHOR of the LONDON found not her husband, but the rope, the

MAGAZINE, piltol, and the letter ! Who can describe the pank the feit, when the read she was to S by means of your valuable monthly


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four tatierless children! The powerful to the publick, which would else be buryd workings of amazen'ent and horror had in filence, tho' very deserving their attenti: perhaps fixed her there a monument of on, I have endeavour'd to furnith you with grici had the not been awakened by the some thoughts on oak planting, which, if coming in of her husband, who came up agreeable, crave a place in your next. to execute what he haid intended! I shalt

Your confant Reader, not say inuch of the spectacle each was to

RUSTICUS. the orier : it the one bluih'd at the disco- f very oth: purpose, the other wep' at the Soak timber is our best security against

our enemies (under Gord) furly it dethe a prevention of Joring lum, ftagger'd mands the regard of a British parliament, his refoluison. Alternately he bluth'd and to have a ft ck always ready for use ; which g wd. But when the declar'd, that tho' I am very sorry 'o say, we cannot have in a ue; 5. lof all, the noult Dill be happy if few years, as where an hundred trets are hi hvid, and that she would not survive pluck'd up, not one is planted. Perhaps the him ;- he could not be a tather and a gentlemen are like one I read of lately, who mother ton; oh! me could not bear the G defir'd posterity might do fomething for thrug' is of the childrens losing their only' him, by way of encouragement to him to do guide and guardian, their lasher! The fear's for them. In the c unty of Suffolk are ina.' man from hs eyes; the lorde reis of the ny huíand acies of land, which do not kulbind, the affection of the friend, the Il for more than 41. an acre, which, if bowels of the father, soud confess'd in 4- planted, would produce the finest oaks in the


in they thould be a fecond time thinn'd, Muries lately in Wefemiafter. Abboy, and

kingdom. Suppose then every owner was their lands lie. They are obliged to supoblig'd, for every hundred acres he has, press all pirates, and are engaged in a per. to plant five, aus so in proportion for every petual war with the Turks, Algerines, and farm down to 30 acres ; this would be a other Mabometans. The city of Malta confure method never to want materials for fifts of three towns, separated by channels, shipping, which if neglected, must in all which form so many peninsula's of rolid probability prove, if not our ruin, at least rock, rising a great height above the sea, of very bad consequence. True it is, some A and have secure harbours within them, can ill spare the land, as it will lett for the capable of receiving whole fleets; and as Je's annually ; but let such endeavour, for the situation is strong, so no art is wanting the general benefit, to cut off their private

in the fortifications to render it impregnable. luxury, and I doubt not but all will be able The streets are spacious, and the houses to artist in this ro uletul a scheme. The me

built of white ftoge hewn out of their thod of planting I would recommend, rocks. Besides the city, their are in the would be to fallow the land one summer, iland 26 parishes, and between 30 and 40 and about January to low it as even as can

villages. Malia is the see of a bilhop, be with four bushels of acorns to every acre. B suffragan of Palermo in Sicily. The third or fourth year they thould be

To the AUTHOR, &C. drawn off till they stand about three foot

SIR distance ; then ab ut ten years from sow.

viewing with reverence and about

ments which pious friends have raised to should remain, i mean cut off, till there

the memory thole brave men, who fell is about 8 or 9 yards between the trees

nobly durinr the late war in the service of every way, and never to thred them after their country at rea ; I was led by curiosity the last time of taking off any, as every

to examine if any stone was consecrated to wound given then will hurt their growth.

the pir manes of any of those heroes, who, I don't expect to succeed in this 'attempt,

during the same period, had bled in the but could not content myself without doing

battles at land. As my search was in vain, somewhat for my country; and tho' I be

I could not help reflecting with piry, that a laugh'd at. I will be easy, as nothing of

bias to the favourite element should exself-interest was the motive, nor the ap- tend to the very tomb ; as if, tho' the plause of any desired.

D scene be different, the spirit and cause were

not equally Brreth. That success was not Description of ibe Iland of Malta, wbicb

purchased by the blood of our soldiers, zvas lately in great Danger from a Con. Spiracy, (see p. 339.) and is now said to

should be a cor fideration in their favour ; beebreatened wirb an Inuafion by obe Turks.

since their dying moments have been imbita

tered by the misfortunes of their country, ALTA is an illand in the Mediter.

which they bled in vain to avert : But tho ranean, about 60 miles south of

they could not command success, the world Cape Palaro in Sicily, and 2co eart of Tunis


acknowledges they deserved it ; and how, in Africa : It is of an oval figure, wo miles ever bleamable may be the conduct that di. long, and 12 broad. It is a white Soft rected, yet the valour which executed stands rock, covered a fo deep with earth. This

unreproachable. illand was succesfively subject to the Phoe- Let the following attempt at an inscription nicians, Caribacinians, and the Romans, instance, that among them there was merit, and the emperor Cbarles V. gave it to the which might add lustre to that noble reknights of St. Jubn of Jerusalem after they pository of British heroes. 7.S. had lost the island of Rbordes, which they had defended 200 years against all the power F Sacred to be Memory of Sir James Campbell, of Turkey.

Knigbt of the Bath, Groom of tbe Beda They were attacked in the island of cbamber io bis Majesty, Lieutenant-General Malta' by Soliman the Turkish emperor, of the Forces, Governor of Edinburgh Anno 1566 ; but he was forced to abandon Castle, and Colonel of obe Royal Grey Dra. the Nand, after he had loft above 20,000

goons : men in the attempt. The knights formerly In whom nobility of blood, and emioence congsted of 8 several nations, but now only

of station, 7, the Englif having withdrawn themselves


Where ornaments far less conspicuous on account of their superstitious rites. All the Than the social virtues which endeared him knights are to be of antient and noble fa.

as a man ; milies, and legitimate: The grand crosses, or Polith'd manners which adorned him as a heads of each nation, are tied Grand Priors.

gentleman ; The priors chure a Grand Master, and are all Honour and valour that exalted him as a subject to the pope in spirituals, and depend

soldier. also pretty much on those princes where



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