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Or GENTLEMAN's : Montbly Intelligencer.
For AUGUST, 1749.
To be Continued. (Price Six-Pence each Month.)
.) I. The Jaur N A L of a Learned and Polia XV. A Description of the Weft Riding of
tical Č LUB, Öc, con inued : Containing Yirkshire. the SPEECHES of C. Namifis, & Opi- XVI. A Question in Dialling solved. mius, M. Fabius Amauiftus, and Cn. Gavila XVII. A Geometrical Question proposed. kus on the Motion for granting 10,000 1. XVIII, Montineeis executed on board the to the City of Glasgow
Cbefter for id. II. Summary of the most important Affairs XIX. Surprizing Effects of Lightning at Holo in the left.Seffion of Parliament,
loway. ILI. E. Hor's Character, with his Thoughts XX. POETRY: Venus's Lamentation for the on Ambit on.
Death of Alonis ; the B au lahit by the IV. Story of Camillers, with Confiderations Paet ; Strepton's Complaint; wih Niyra's against Self-Murder.
Answer ; "he Reasorable Lover, a new V. A Defcription of the land of Malta.
Song ; on the Derhof Mrs. F
; VI. 0: Oak Planting, and its Importance to Acrostick ; the Patriot ; on the Death of the Nation.
a rich Mirer ; Did you e'er jee a Sbepherd, VII. Volpont, a modern Character,
a new Song, let'o Musick, &c. & C. VIII. Peceipt for the Staggers in Horses. XXI. The MOTHLY CHRONOLOGER : IX. Absurdity of a perpetual Motion.
Turnpikes demolin't ; Snugelers conX. Cause of Thunder and Lightning.
demn'd; Malefactors executed ; Fires, XI. A Warning to the Youth of both &c. &c. &c. Sexes.
XXII. Promotions ; Marriages and Births ;
; XII. Intcription for the late Lieutenant Ge. Deaths, Biokrupts. neral Sir Innes Cappoell.
XXII Prices of Stocks for each Day. XII. Generosity and Treachery displayed, XXIV. Monthly Bill of Morality. in the Story of Ardelio,
XXV. FOEIGN AFFAIRS.
XXVI. Catalogue of Books.
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or any fingle Month to complete Sers.
O N T E N T S. CorStory of Camilius
Onsiderations against self. murder 343
ibid. Some clioughts on oak planting, and its importance to the nation
344 A description of the island of Malta 345 Inscriprion attempted for the late lieute
nant-general Sir James Campbell, knight of the Barb
ibid. A description of the Weft Riding of Yorkfbire
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 The JOURNAL of a Learned and Political CLUB, c. continued
349-360 SPEECH of C. Numifsus against the Glasgow petition
349 SPEECH of Q. 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 Glasgoru 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
356 SPEECH of Cn. Gavilius, 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 feltion of parliament
360-368 What resolutions of the committee of fup. ply met with any remarkable opposition
360 Account of bills passed last feflion, ibid. &c. Of the bill rclating to appeals in causes of prizes
361 of the famous navy bill
ibid. D. Petition of the admirals, captains, &c.
362 Amendments offer'd and rejected 363 Dubates on the mutiny bill in the house of commons
in the house of lords
365 The Sourbwark 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 Cenerofity and treaclicry display'd, in a
remarkable story of a young gentleman A Receipt for the staggers 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 Centarion
381 In God's presence is fulness of joy ibid. On the death of Mrs, F_P- ibid. An acrostick
ibid, Strepbon's complaint, with Myra's answer
ibid. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER 382 Mutineers executed on board the Cb:ferfield
ibid. Rioters demolishing turnpikes about Bristol
ibid. Surprising effects of lightning at Holloway
ibid. Smugglers condemn'd at Lewes Maletactors executed at Tyburn ibid. Other executions
ibid. Lords of the admiralty survey Portsmourb, and other harbours
ibid. Great fire in Scubwark
ibid. Soldier's thot for deferting to the Frencb
ibid. Transports arrive at Nova Scotia
384 Sad accident in Bartbolumeu. Fair ibid. Fire in the Poultry
ibid. Inscription on Dean Swife's monument ibid. The reasonable lover, a new song, sung by
Mr. Lotue at Vauxhall-Gardens shid. Marriages and births
ibid. Deaths Ecclefiaftical preferments
ibid. Promotions civil and military
ibid. Persons declar'd bankrupto
ibid. Prices of stocks ; wind, weather 336 Monthly bill of mortality
ibid. FOREIGN AEFAIRS
387 Catalogue of books
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, chat a good man
not, however, long before a lady, who ftruggling with misfor.
took a liking to him, gave him an opportunes is a fight (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 deand 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 of 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 conduct will appear
The undesigning, artless Camillus was no still more monstrous, by the stating only
fooner in these apreeable circumstances the following queries :
again, but his friends also reviv’d, for they Are not many of the misfortunes you
only died in his adversity, and they reviv'd complain of, the effects of indiscretion?
indeed only to reduce once more the un. Are not many of these cvils at a dis.
happy Camillus. How shall I tell you, the tance ?
designing, artful villain, Maskwell, imposed
с Is it not probable they appear greater,
ro much on the honeft-hearted Camillus, because at a diftance, 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 con. And 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 exChat whatever is, is right?
cused if they very Nhortly callid it in. Wha To prevent my countrymen, therefore, a blow was this to the generous Cam llus 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 hy one of rtances as she had relieved him from? how
E the family.
Mall he reconcile her to the change? how
attempt it, when, aggravating thought The Story of CAMILLUS. it is a change effected by his own imAmillus, in that year which will ever prudence? I had forgot to tell you, he had
4 children, who now occafioned as many many others, reduced to the most pressing uneasy sensations as ever they had agreeable circumstances ; which tho', to outward apAugust, 1749
Saluted in the morning of life as heirs to a lent eloquence and speaking grief. His in. splei die fortune ; 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 cow. exp led to the storms of life, without a ardly intent of withdrawing himself from guide, companions of intamy and want, the Maring of those misfortunes which he now difractent him : For what could he do had involv'd his family in ; and as a base for them, who, perhaps, rotting in a jail,
a refusal of that aid to make them more to: subGifts himself on the common basket ? sub- A lerable, which perhaps he might one day pills on that charity, just sufficient to make be able to give. But 'tis sufficient to add, misfortune livi, Fancy heightened all his that he now resolved, by induftry and approspects into horror : The baleness of his plication, as a merchant, to discharge his friend, the reproach of his acquaintance, bond, and maintain his family. The event the suddenners of the change aggravated answer'd his most fanguine expectations ; bis other circumstances into terrible ones his father-in-law supported him with all indeed : He thought it was death ic his credit and fortune ; and having no for
; live, 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 anout the instrument that he should tirely to trade ; and in a few years, with unure, 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 a had fixed the rope to jis mind, he wrote a handsome fortune to his children ; for he letter to his wife, which he left on the ta. used often to say, his misfortunes had taught ble with the pistl: He then went to take him to be contented with that which would one last view of his children, who were C place lois children above the temptation of playang 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 Canuliws immediately felt the bowels tha he often used larteriy to lay, he had of the father ; and forgetting every thing felt ro much true pleasure Gince his missorbut that it was his child, ran down imme. tunes, that he should certainly have been dia'aly to his relie; the coníus'd noile he juin'a if he had not been betrayed. His made in running down, together with the hfe, indeed, ever after was the life of the child's crying, frighten d the
righteous, and his latter end was like theirs. who ran directly up to her own room, When he died, he left this laconick advice where the expecled 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 anguish of her mind, when the To tbe AUTHOR of the LONDON found noc her husband, but the rope, the
MAGAZINE, pistol, and the letter! Who can describe the pane. The feit, when the read she was to
colleéljun many thing are presented four Tatierless children! The power ul to the publick, which would else be bury'd workings of amazenent and horror had in silence, tho' very deserving their attenti: pe: haps fixed her there a monument of on, I have endeavour'd to furnish you with grict had the not been awakened by the some thoughts on oak planting, wluch, if coming in of her husband, who came up agreeable, crave a place in your next. to execute what he had intended! I thalt
Your conftant Reader, not lay inuch of the Speciacle each was to
RUSTICUS. the orier ; it the one bluih'd at the disco.
F Very o th: purpose, the other wep at the Soak timber is our best security against knowledge ofit: Her anguilh of minis, under our enemies (under God) surely it dethe a prehcntion of bouing him, stagger'd mands the regard of a British parliament, his refolution. Alternately he bluth'd and to have a 1t ck always ready for use ; which 8! wid. But when the declar'd, that tho' I am very sorry to say, we'cannot have in a Hey !). loft all, the should Nill be happy if few years, as where an hundied trees are ho dvd, and that she would not survive pluck'd up, not one is planted. Perhaps the him ;- he could not be a father and a gentlemen are like one I read of lately, who mother ton; oh! the could not bear the G desir'd pofteriey might do something for thrug' is of the childrens Joring their only him, by way of encouragement to him to do guide a d guardian), their laihar' The 'ears for them. In the ci unty of Suffolk are ina.' ran from h s eyes; the ltr de reis of the ny huíand acres of land, which do not hurbind, the affection of iht friend, the Il for more than 45. an acre, which, if bowcls of the father, itood confess'd in 4- planted, would produce the finest oaks in the
become a widow; a helpless widow to E A coby means
of your valuable monthly
ing, they mould be a recond time chinnid, M'Viewing with reverence the monas
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 perto plant five, and so in proportion for every petual war with the Turks, Algerines, and farm down to 30 acres ; this would be a other Mabomet ans. The city of Malta confure method never to want materials for fists of three towns, separated by channels, shipping, which if neglected, must in all which form fo many peninsula's of solid probability prove, if not our ruin, at least rock, rising a great height anove the sea, of very bad consequence. True it is, rome 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 le's annually; but let such endeavour, for
the fituation 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 ailut in this so useful a scheme. The me- built of white stope hewn out of their thod of planting I would recommend, rocks. Besides the ciry, their are in the would be to fallow the land one summer, island 26 parishes, and between 30 and 40 and about January to low it as even as can
villages. Malsais the see of a bilhop, be with four busnels of acorns to every acre.
B fuffragan of Palermo in Sicily.
To the AUTHOR, C. drawn off till they stand about three foot
SIR. then ab ut years .
lately in Abbey, and about ten years after set out as they
ments which pious friends have raised to should remain, I mean cut off, till there
the memory of those brave men, who fell is about 8 or 9 yards between the trees every way, and never to thred them after c nobly durin the late war in the service of
their country at fea ; 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 pii 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 picy, that a lauz h'd at. I will be caly, 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 Brruilis. That success was not Description of the Island of Malta, wbich was lately in grea! Danger from a Con.
purchased by the blood of our soldiers, Spiracy, (see p. 339.) and is now said to
mould be a cor fideration in their favour ; beebreatened wirb an Invafion by obe Turks.
fince their dying moments have been imbit
tered by the misfortunes of their country, 4LIA is an island in the Mediter.
which they bled in vain to avert : But tho ranean, about 60 miles souch of
they could not command success, the world Cape Pallaro in Sieily, and 2co eak of Tunis
acknowledges they deserved it ; and how, in Africa: It is of an oval figure, 20 miles ever bleamable may be the conduct that dilong, and 12 broad. It is a white Soft rected, yet the valour which executed stands rock, covered a fo deep with earth. This unreproachable. ifland was successively subject to the Phe- Let the following attempt at an inscription nicians, Cariba inians, and the Romans, instance, that among them there was merit, and the emperor Charles V. gave it to the which might add luftre to that noble reknights of St. John of Jerusalem after they pository of British heroes.
H.S. had lost the island of Rbortes, which they had defended 200 years against all the power F Sacred to the Memory of Sir James Campbell, of Turkey.
Knigbt of the Bath, Groom of be BedThey were attacked in the land of cbamber io bis Majesty, Lieutenant - General Malta by Solyman the Turkish emperor, of the Forces, Governor of Edinburgh Anno 1566 ; but he was forced to abandon Castle, and Colonel of ibe Royal Grey Dra. the Nand, after he had lost above 20,000
goons : men in the attempt. The knights formerly In whom nobility of blood, and eminence consisted of 8 several nations, but now only
of station, 7, the Englif having withdrawn themselves G 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 ftiled Grand Priors,
gentleman ; The priors chule a Grand Master, and are all Honour and valour that exalted him as a rohject to the pope in spirituals, and depend
soldier. allo pretty much on those princes where