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Upon the third head, Mr. T. justifies Dr. the argument as it stands at present ; but M's. obfervations on jftin Martyr and Ire- concludes thus :

& us, and afterwards observes, that a man's “ After all, let it not be understood, that laying down his life for his opinions is no I take upon me peremptorily to decide upon prooi of his ca, acity or judgment, and conse.

the question, whether miraculous powers did, quently no proof of his having never been or did not, rubrist in the christian church imposed on as to facts, or led into errors. after the days of the apostles : The whole

Upon the fourth head, as to the power A and only intent of these papers is to shew, of railing the dead, Mr. D. says, that the that Di M's hypothefis may be true, for frequency of this miracle might have been

any thing Mr. D. has said to disprove it." the very reason why particular innances

A Satirical Piece baving been lately published are not recorded : To which Mr. T. anfwers, that as to common natural occur

a: Paris wirb great Applause, intitled, A rences this argument might hold, but with

Letter to a young Lady newly married, respect to such extraordinary supernatural

we shall give our Readers the felicwing

Extracts from it. She is an English Lady, occurrences, it was downright ridiculous : And as to Tbeopbilus, Mr. D. having said B

but married to a French Nobleman; and that Autolicus defired to see a man raised

the Letter legins tlus, from the dead with his own eyes, and that

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þeing withdrawn ; Mr. T. answers, that cation would have prevented many rusthe passage, as cited by Mr. D. himself, ticities which you have brought over from plainly demonstrates, that Theophilus was Lorden. Had you but a single one, it would not able to give his friend the satisfaction make us laugh, and it is mortifying to be he required, either by railing a person him- C laughed at. I who do not laugh at them, self, by lecrir.g him see one raised by any may venture to tell you of them. Can you, other, or by Thewing him one then alive, after his, continue to be my friend ? That whom he could make sufficient proof to would be still the English woman, and my have been once dead.

design is to make you a French one. It As to healing the lck, especially that of is not enough to be a French woman by the emperor Severus being cured by the marriage, you must become one hy your chrißian Proculus, Mr. T. obferves, that behaviour. Consider the amiable nation Tertullian, who relates this fact, does not

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that has adopted you : It will pardon your gulate it as a miracle.

vices, but never any thing that is impolite. As to cafting out devils, Mr. D. having You shew your impoliteness not only at only releired to a late treatise on the sub

home, but you carry it to our assemblies, ject, Mr. T. observes, that no trca'ife and our publick walks. writien on the case of demoniacks, as de- At home your impoliteness is glaring. It fcribed in the New Yoftamen!, can be of any is now fix months since you was married, moment in the present dispute.

and you still love your husband. Your As to prophetick visions, and the dir- tirewoman has the same weakness with re. covery of mens hearts, which Mr. D. E spect to her husband; but you, madam, are pafles over as of no importance, Mr. T. a marchioners. reniarks, that hoch Ireneus and Tertullian

How long will you keep that demure alarm, that some had this gift of discover. Icok, so ill becoming the married fate, and ing mens hearts in their days, tho' 'tis a pardonable only in ladies that long for a gift that does not appear evidentiy to have hufoand? A gentleman told you, that you heen ever given to the apostles, which is a was handsome, and you blused : Open your ítrorg presumption, that such a gist was eyes, madam : Here, the ladies never blush, never given to any future christian.

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but with the pencil. Why so negligent of And as to the gits of songues, Mr. D. your dress, when your husband is absent 2 žaving faid, that it was easy to affign He comes home again, and you deck youra cause why this gift in particular might felf out! I thought you very young, fe withdrawn, and the rest continued ; but you behave like a grandam : You are Mr. T. thews, that this gift was more gone back to the age of the patriarchs : receffry to be continued than any other, Borrow the book of modern fashions ; you because no man could make the proper will read there, that ladies never dress, but to use or any other, unless te could speak the please a lover, the publick, or themselves. language of the people among whom he G I could, madam, if I would, ruin your exercised the other.

reputation, merely upon your bchaviour of Upon the firsh head, Mr. T. illustrates a morning. One finds you up at eight and enorces heinwers made by Dr. M. o'clock: That would be regular, if you to the several ohjections that might be started were just come from a ball. And what cb against bis Free Fr.guiry,

you when up? You employ yourself in leta And, iuftig, b: gives a hurt view of

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tling accounts withyour cook and your house- to give for them, towards paying a traderfteward. Let me tell you, madam, it is man, to whom he had done the honour the husband's business to settle accounts as of running in his debt. To mind one's well as to pay, tho' my lady's entertain- debts is quite vulgar : debts are the badge ments be the chief part of his expence. and the proof of a high-birth; and I could What do you do next? you write to some lay a wager, that a debtor who owes of your relations, who are as cold as their 100,000l. is a greater lord by one half, than country, and have nothing to recommend A he who owes but fisty. tiem, but good-sense, good-morals, and In talking of her impoliteness at assemblies, be freedom. What mall I say? you read Says, You bring it into our very affemblies. books of morality and history, at a time You boldly come there with the complexion when our French pens are daily hatching nature gave you. The porters wife who whole volumes of wit! What a world of opened the door to you, cut just the same fine jokes should we have, if all this were figure. You had better cross the sea again, known!

if you are resolved to appear such as you At last it comes into your head, to go really are.

B to your toilet ; but how little do you know A little fartber, be says, You take your the importance, the order, and the duties place, without having run up to the glass, of the toilet! You are but eighteen, and and said, What a frightful figure I make! not so much as one gentleman to attend you I am dressed like a mad crcature, &c. there ; only a couple of chamber-maids, And in talking of ber impoliteness in tbs whom you never scold at. The very first publick walks, be says, Nay worse, you are head-suit they bring you is just what you seen there of a morning. But what figures chuse to have ; and the gown you call for, do you see there? Why, women without is the gown you really put on. Your C birth or beauty : Politicians, who think women wonder how it happens, that they all places alike for contriving how to humbestow more time in decking themselves ble our enemies : Philosophers, who come out, than in dressing their mistress. 1 there for an airing. Don't you see, madam, must inform you, madam, that they suspect that you're out of your piace ? One would your parentage. But who would be. think, that you went to walk there for lieve, that one of them was recommended nothing else but your health, 6c. to you by your husoand, after your having And be concludes bis letter obus : Do you dismissed that notable girl, who was bred D

not agree to it as a principle, that France up at court ?

is a model for all other countries ? If you The bell rings for dinner, and down doubted of it, the whole nation would you come into the hall, before it has ceased come in a body to tell you so. And tho tinkling. Had you no more ribbons to not in a body, does it not tell you so every put on, to make the company wait for day? Who can know us better than our you ? But, oh! astonishing your steward selves? Have we not, besides, the apcame in and told his mailer, that his orders probation of all foreigners, whom we en. had been obey'd ; and I politively know,

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rich with our modes, courtesies, and kick. that you yourself caugh: nim that ill-bred E ihaws ; who have entertained themselves exprellion : Every where elle, it is always, with our pantins; who have adopted our Madam, your orders have been obeyed. equipages, pompons, and periwigs? Do When the company had sat down to table not you see crouds of them come to form (here I cannot help laighing, cho' it gives their manners by ours? Do we ever reme pain) you asi d a blefing: We ima. turn them the vifit? gined ourselves at the houle of the vicar, Set out upon inis principle, madam, and who would perhaps have done us the correct your conduct. favour to spare that ceremony, but my lady F Paris, Aug. 7, 1749. marchioness would not, A little fariber, talking of ber pulling

Account of the Weekly Journals. a pair of ber busband's ruffles out of ber LD England, of Sept. 2, from the work-basket, be lay!, -- What a fine opportuniry you then had to enrich your at- pened in and about this metropolis, takes ţire! That let of diamonds you found at occasion to treat on the great fire of London the bottom of ir, what a fine water, and in 1666; and from an old pamphlet on the how much superior to those you have ? subject, represents the orcharitableness of Your husband had Nily stole them in there, G parties, in charging icreciprocally upon one by way of present : But how ill bestowed ! another. The papists, he says, have been You admired his generosity, but seemed generally charged with it, and they retort more pleased with his gallantry than with it back again upon the fanaticks. He hopes the jewels, which you returned, and in- that neither of them are guilty, and ontifted upon hiş applying the money he W2; feives, that differsti! parties won't fick at 3

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different lies, to vindicate their own cause, law, or against law; and of the two, the or blacken that of their adversaries ; con- former is the most provoking and the most cluding thus : - Tho' the practices, and dangerous.--The Wifiminfter Journal conperhaps the principles too, of both the ac- cludes the plan for a new bistory of England, culing parties, were not a little unchari- and news what ministers ruled from K. table in those days, and that some very odd A James I. to Q. Anne ; but coming to 0!i. circumstances seem to give a kind of coun- ver Cromwell, says, No prince, among all tenance to the recriminations of each ; yet we have mentioned, was more properly a I think, that whoever ventures to pro. Sovereign than this man, for the space of nounce tlie sentence of guilt upon either of almost 5 years, when a natural death put them, muft partake pretty largely of the an end to his power. ancharitableness which I have taken the li- Old England of the 16th, and the Wifiberty to impute to both. What goes a mirfier Journal of the 23d, are upon the great way in favour of the papisis is, that affair of the Algerines seizing the Prince both my learned historians (Kernet and

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Frederick packet. boat, and returning only Ecbard) seem to acquit them; and if the the empty vessel after they had taken out archdeacon should be thought inclinable to the treasure ; as also the expedition talked fcrcen them, yet the prelate can in no wire of from Gibraltar to demand satisfaction, come under that imputation, as 'tis nolo. or make reprisals : Wherein our ill tim'd rious he was embarked against them on all frugality, or want of policy, in not sendoccafions. The reader therefore will con- ing the usual compliments of presents, and fider, whether he can say, with Mr. Pope, other measures relating to this attair, are that the MONUMENT lifrs up bis head and centured.-- 1 he Remembrancer of the 16th fes.

C gives some account of our measures will The Remembrancer treats of the two Spain, from the beginning of their depre. abuses of power, oppression and corruption, dations, to the definitive treaty of Aix ; and dwells long upon the latter, to shew which the paper of the 23d also touches the pernicious consequences of it. - The upon. Westminster Journal is a continuation of The Wilminter Journal of the 16th has fome former papers, wherein the writer a long letter, complaining of the great takes upon him to shew, how few of our abuse in killing too much meat, which is princes have really reigned, or how few

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daily spoiled, and rendered unfit for human there are whose reign might not properly food. This, says the writer, is, I am be called the reign of ministers; and com- afraid, more or less the case all over the ing to Elizabetb, he says :- When Eliza- kingdom : But however that may be, lam berb came to the throne, the not only filled sure it is to a very great degree fo in this it with dignity, but performed the duties metropolis, the cities of London and W7 of a sovereign with spirit and reputation. mirser ; as is, and must, I think, appear I before alluded to her, when speaking of quite plain and manifest to every just and Edward 1. I faid, he was the only prince, serious beholder, who frequents and ob. except one of the other sex, who really E ferves the markets, and the trade of the reigned during the whole period assigned great multitude of butchers in these prodithem in our chronicles. Elizabeth, as well gious populous cities, where perhaps there 35 Edward, had Itrong natural parts, came are abundance too many persons of that to the crown at years of maturity, had bloody profeffion; and I have thought that been formed in the school of affliction, and some kind of law, of a reftraining and linoted, as so many beacons, the faults that miling nature, is, in regard to that trade, had occasioned the distresses and perplexities very greatly wanting. of her predecessors.

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We daily pray, that we may not be reA letter-writer in Old England of the duced to scarcity and distress, when at the gth, thinks we Mould not have delivered same time our daily practice and actions up Cape Breton, till the French had quit- have a natural and positive tendency to ed Tobago, which he says fill remains bring it upon us. Doubtless, our national in their hands, and till Nova Scotia had circumstances, jusly considered, should put been thoroughly settled ; whereas now, he l

us immediately upon correcting our follies, says, France has drawn us in to submit to intemperance, luxury, and avarice ; and a commission of inspection and settlement be a great and prevailing motive to the ef boundaries in Nova Scotia ; and speaks practice of moderation, frugality, and cir. with some doubt of the success of our new G cumspection ; which certainly we ought to settement there. --The Remembrancer has learn and practise, before we can justly and romething agreeable to the subject of his reasonably pray and hope for the divine hit, and thinks a due regard has not been pity and compassion, which we implore in mewn to our trade and commerce in some respect to the present rational calamity, of our foreign measures.Abuse of power, (the diftemper amongst the cattle.) he says, is abuse of power, whether by

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He following is a folution to the geometrical problem in your Magazine for June

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Let AB, BC, and CD, be the lines given in position, &c. Join the points A and D,
and produce the line A D indefinitely towards E and F, as also the line BC till it cuts the
Other in E. Now it is evident, that if a semi-ellipfis be described, as H, N, F, to touch
the given line BC, as in the point N, whose two foci are the given points A and D; I say,
'tis evident that N is the point sought. Erect the perpendiculars H I, and FG, at the ex-
treinities of the transverse axis ; and K, L, the semi-conjugate axis. Per trigonometry
AD, and E K, are easily found from the data ; as also the relation of EH, TO HI, &c.
Let EK=b, AK=KD=a, and HK=KF=DL=x; then will EN=b-,
and Ef=b+x; then may HI be expressed by db - dx, and FG by db-fo dx ; but
K L is known to be a mean proportional between HI and FG; whence KLP
ddbb dd xx ; but KL2 + 2 KDI =DL2, Gc. i. e. dubb— ddxxtas ~**. Re-

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Portsmoutb, July 15, 1749.

I am, Sir, Your wery humble servant,

JAMES TERE Y. A DESCRIPTION of the North Riding of hour ; 'tis very clear, somewhat bluish, YORKSHIRE t.

smells like ink, has a pleasant acid talte,

and is impregnated with vitriol, iron, at borough-Head, extends itself in a long lum, nitre and salt. The castle is not so and narrow tract, for 60 miles, as far as Itrong as formerly, the stately tower which Westmoreland to the west ; being bounded added to its strength, and served as a land. on one side partly by the Derwext, levering mark to failors, being now demolished. it from the East Riding, and partly by

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On the top of the rock there are about 18 the Ouse and Ure, dividing it from the Wif or 20 acres of good meadow ground, about Riding ; and on the other side by the Tees, an acre of which, some years ago, sunk which separates it from the bishoprick of down near perpendicularly 17 yards, with Durbam to the north.

catile feeding upon it ; of which strange The boroughs in this divifion are, 1. accident see a particular account in our Scarborough, 169 computed and 204 mea- Magazine for 1738, p. 45, 99. The towa sured miles north from London. It is is governed by a bailiffs, a common-counfituated on the sea fide, is very antient, and

cil, c. fends 2 members to parliament, famous for its strong canle upon a rock B and has 2 markets weekly, vizi on Toursthat advances into the sea. The town is days and Saturdays. lc gives title of earl encampaled by the sea on all fides, except to the family of Lun:ley. North from hence on the west, where it has an entrance by his Robin-Hood's Bay, so called from a a long narrow nip of land. It is well famous outlaw in the reign of Ricbard I. built, populous, and enjoys a good trade, 2. Malion, about 18 miles S. W. of having a commodious key, to which plenty Scarborougó, on the river Derwent, over of mipping resort, chiefly employed in the which it has a good itone bridge. It is coal trade, and the fishery, which is here divided into a towns, vix, New and old considerable for herring, ling, haddock, Malcon, in which are 3 handsome parish hake, whitings, mackarel and cod. Its churches, being a town well peopled, and famous (paw or purging water occagions accommodated with good inns, and markets abundance of the nobility and gentry to on Tuesday and Saturday. It is governd resort hither, to the great profit and im- by a bailiff, &c. and sends 2 members to provement of the town : It boils up like a parliament, pot to the quantity of 24 gallons in an 3. Tbirth, or Tbrußki, about the fame * See ano! ber solution in July, p. 128.

Sce deferiprians of the East and West Ridings, regether with MAPS of eacb, in our Magazines of juns and Auguftiaff; as

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distance N. W. from Malton, an antient some quality in those grounds, to which but small town, with an indifferent market the geese have an antipathy.–6. Gisborougó, on Monday. It sends z members to parlia- 16 miles N. W. of Whitby, has a market ment, chose by the burgage-holders, about on Monday. It lies pleasantly on a bay 50 in nnmber, and returned by the bailiff, near the mouth of the Tees : Camden com.

4. Northallerten, 7 Miles N. of Thirske, pares it to Puteoli in Italy for pleasantness. a good place of trade, with a great market On the coast are many sea-calves, and red on Wednesdays. It is govern'd by a bailiff, and yellowish stones, that look like brass, deputed for life by the bishop of Durbam, and in taste and smell resemble copperas, who is . z parlia: A

nitre, and brimsone. Here are likewise ment-men are chosen by the burgage- other stones, resembling cannon bollets, holders, who are about 130. It gives ti- which being hroke, discover stony serpents tle of viscount to the prince of Wales. without heads, wreathed up within them. 5. Richmond, 10 miles N. W. of Nor.

The adjacent foil is fruitful, and abounds tballerton, on the river Swale, over which with veins of metal and allum-earth of reit has a stone bridge : It is large, well veral colours, from which the best sort of built, mostly of stone, fortified with a allum and copperas is extracted. On wall and castle, and inhabited by many B Ownesbury-Topping, a very high green gentry as well as tradesmen. It has 2

mountain in the neighbourhood, a foun. churches, sends 2 members to parliament, tain issues from a great stone, and the waand is governed by a mayor, recorder, 12 ter is good for sore e es. This mountain aldermen, &c. It has a good market on is a land-mark for sailors, and an alma. Saturdays ; the market-place is very spaci- nack to the countrymen of Cleveland, the ous, and the streets neat and handsome.

neighbouring district, who always expe& The chief manufacture is woollen stock. rain, when clouds appear on its top.ings and knit caps. K. Charles II, in 1675, C 7. Yarum, W. of Gijoorough, has created his natural son Charles Lenox, by market on Thursday, an harbour, and a the dutchess of Portsmoutb, duke of Ricb. fine stone bridge over the Teel.-8. Stokelly, mond, in which honour he was, in May or Stockly, 6 miles S. E. of Yorum, has a 1729, succeeded by his only son Charles,

market on Saturday.-9. Bedal, 8 miles the present duke. This town is capital of S. W. of Nortballerton ; market on Tuefit; district, called Richmondshire, which is

day.--10. Middlebami, 8 miles W. of Bea full of rocks and mountains : The latter

dal, has a clothing trade and a market on yield Nore of lead, pitcoal, and copper ; Mondays.-11. Masham, 8 miles S. E. of and the valleys between are fruitful. On D Middlebam, has also a cloth manufacture, the tops of the mountains are found 1tones, and a market on Tue'day.-12. Afkrig, 12 resembling cockles and other thell-lith.

miles N. W. of Middleham, has a weekly Mary of them are found in rocks, and market. Besides these, Rectb, Legbure, beds of lime- stone, and are thought to be Cockswold, and Egion, are set down in the produced by the heat.

maps as market-towns. Other towns are, i. Pickering, 13 miles In Richmordshire, upon the head of the W. of Scariurowgb : It has a market on river Ure, the hills are so wild and solitary, Wor.day, belongs to the dutchy of Lan.

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that the people call the deep rivulets here safier, has juriidiation over the liberty,

Hello Becks ; particularly, one at the head called Pickering-Liberty, and an old castle. of the Ure has a bridge of one None, and -2. Kirkby, or Kirby-Mcorfide, 8 miles

lies so deep under it, that it strikes those w. of Pickering, with a market on Wed. who look down with horror. The Ure nesday.—3. Helmefly, 5 miles S. W. of

runs thro' Wenesdale, a valley well stocked Kirby ; market on Saturday.-4. Easing- with cattle and lead mines. Several Re. would, 8 miles S. W. of Helmefly.-5. man monuments have been found in this Wbirby, 16 miles N. W. of Scarborough, shire ; a very curious one was preserved at on the sea fide, which has a good market F Nappa, the seat of the chief of the Metcalfs, on Saturdays, and a commodious harbour, who, in Camden's time, being heriff of with a pier, for the rebuilding and repair- the county, met the judges, and conducted ing of which an act pafred in Q. Anne's them to York, with 300 knights of his fa. reign. Here they find those they call

mily and name, all clad alike. ferpent-fones, from their resemblance, which Swaledale is another division of this fome take to be the same with the cornua Mire, so called from the river Seal, which Ammonis : Some think them to be petrified runs thro' it. The valley is pretty fruitsul, Thell-fishes, and others that they are pro-G and the neighbouring hills abound with duced in the earth, by a fermentation pe- lead mines. culiar to allum stones. Black amber and Stanmoor is a mountainous tract in the jet are found along the coast. Camden N. W. of this mire, for the most part de. mentions several grounds in the neighbour- sert, and has only one inn in the middle hood, where the wild geese fall down when for travellers, called Spirale in Starmoor.

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