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miserable Opronents, that it is ridiculous even to appear in the Field against them ; somewhat like leading out an Army to attack an Hospital : But what Glory can attend the Triumph over Impotence or Imbecillity ? Let them languish out thcir Days in Peace, and run the short Course which Nature hath appointed them, without Interruption. As their Lives have been unnoticed, their Deaths are unrereded; like a Weed in the Defart, which lives and dies without offending any one with its Stink.
All that can with Propriety be said on this Occafion, is to make proper Acknowildemonts to such of our learned and ingenious Correspondents, as have enabled us to support this Work with Credit and Reputation for so many years; to return our Thanks to the Publick for their kind Encouragement; and to promise that we will still continue our Endeavours for their Entertainment, with grateful Assiduity and unwearied Care.
Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.
For J A N U A RY, 1752.
To be Continued. (Price Six-Pence cach Month.) Containing, (Greater Variety, and more in Quantity, than any Monthly Book of the firme Price.) İ. An Account of several Experiments, in XIII. Examples of Duty to Parents, among
order to discover the Height to which the Romans. Rockets may be made to ascend, and to XIV. Case of a blind Boy restored to Sight
what Distance their Light may be seen. · by Electricity. II. A Letter concerning Government, of XV. The new Commencement of the Year,
the French Government, and what is by the late Act. called the Parliament of Paris.
XVI. A Care in Aflefliments to the Poor. III. Abstract of a new Scheme for a Militia. XVII. Remarkable Distress and Deliverance IV. A Description of DERBYSHIRE.
at Sea. V. The Wonders of the Peak, Chatsworth- XVIII. Sheriffs appointed for 1752.
House, Elden-Hole, Pool's-Hole, the De- XIX. POETRY: Prologue to the Comedy vil's-Arse, &c.
called Taste; the Shepherd's Panegyrick VI. The JOURNAL of a Learned and Poli- on his Dog; on the Death of Dr. Barrow
tical Club, &c. continued : Containing by; a New Year's Ode; the Glutton, a the SPEECHES of T. Sempronius Grac- Tale ; on reading Barclay's Apology ; chus, Servilius Priscus, and c. Livius an Elegiack Monody; Damon and Syivia, Salinator, on a Question relating to the a ncw Song, set to Mufick, &c. &c. General and Stati-Officers of the Army.
XX. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER: VII. The Adventures of a VALET.
Treaties with Tunis and Tripoly ; MalcVIII. Account of the new Comedy, called factors executed ; Murder of Mr. Cary; Tafie.
Seilions at the Old Bailey, &c. &c. &c. IX. Morad and Abouzaid, an Indian Story. XXI. Promotions ; Marriages and Births ; X. Two excellent Letters of Cicero to his Deaths ; Bankrupts. Son Marcus.
XXll. Prices of Steckis for each Day. XI. Deformity of Vice, and Beauty of XXII. Monthly bill of Mortality. Virtue.
XXIV FOREIGN AFFAIRS. XII. Vanity of human Greatness.
XXV. A Catalogue of Books. With a Beautiful Map of DERBYSHIRE, and a fine VIEW of CHATSWORTH, the Scat of his Grace ihe Duke of Devonshire, in the same County, elegantly engraved.
M U LTU MI N P ARV 0. LONDON : Printed for R. BALDWIN, jun. at the Rose in Pater. Noter-Row. Of whom may be had, compleat Sets from the Beginning to this Time, neatly Bound, or
Stitch'il, or any single Month to complete Sets.
A case in assessments to the poor ibid. B
Case of a boy restored to fight by electricity Prologue to Mr. Foote's comedy, called
32 Taße, written and spoken by Mr. Gar. Account of Mr. Foote's piece, called Taste rick, in the character of an auctioneer 4
33 Epitaph on admiral Matthews
An Indian föry, shewing the vanity of A description of DEÅ BYSHIRE ibid. A. human greatness, and the instability of Several remarkables in this county 6 fortune
34, 35 Derby and the other market towns de- POETRY. Damon and Sylvia; a new scribed
song, set to musick The feven wonders of the Peak 7,8 A country dance Chatsworth-house deseribed 7 A A new year's Ode
ibid. Mam - Tor, Elden-hole, Buxton - wells, The shepherd's panegyrick on his dog 38
Wendon-well, Pool's hole, and the The glutton, a tale
8 On the death of Dr. Barrowby, late phyThe JOURNAL of a learned and political sician to St. Bartholomew's hospitalibid. CLUB, &c. continued
On reading R, Barclay's apology for the DEBATE on a question relating to the true christian divinity
40 general and staff-officers for his ma- Epithalamium, on a late happy marriage jesty's land forces ibid.
ibid. SPEECH of T. Sempronius Gracchus An elegiack monodys upon hearing of against the question
the death of the Hon. Thomas Lee, Esq; Of the office of lord high-constable of commander in chief and president of
England, and how it came to be laid his majesty's council in Virginia ibid. aside
The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER 41 The power of captain-general compared Remarkable distress and deliverance at fea
with it How it may be dangerous to the crown, The new commencement of the year, by and the liberties of the people II, 12
the late act
ibid. The power of the princes of the blood 14 Account of two new periodical papers SPEECH of Servilius Priscus in favour of
ibid. the question
Treaties with Tunis and Tripoly ibid, The office of high-constable farther con- The new judge of the high court of adridered 16 miralty takes his seat
42 SPEICH of C. Livius Salinator against King's answer to the lords address on the the question
death of the queen of Denmark ibid. Of the captain-general of the Venetians Trial of, and remarkable sentence against
Stroud, an infamous cheat ibid. An account of some experiments in order Malefactors executed
ibid. to difcover the height to which rockets Sheriffs appointed
ibid. may be made to ascend, &c.
Murder of Mr. Cary
43 A letter concerning government, with Sessions at the Old-Bailey
ibid. Account of a piece, intitled, The adven
Marriages and births
44 An excellent letter of Cicero to his son Ecclefiaftical preferments
Promotions civil and military
Prices of stocks and grain ; wind, wea
ther The deformity of vice, and beauties of
Monthly bill of mortality Another letter of Cicero's to bis son, FOREIGN AFFAIRS
47 being a lequel of the foriner
Catalogue of books Examples of duty to parents
- K-dd. The reo We defore Criro to excuse us for not inferring the Verses on Mr. B. marks on tbe nature and qualiry of iron, tbe latter from Cbart in Keni, &c. shall be in our
About ibe Middle of January was Published,
INDEXX S, and several other Things necessary to compleat the VOLUME.
exceptions. The age he fixes is from 17 Anet SCHEME for a MILITIA in obis
to 46 ; and that every man who has 405. Kingdom, baving been lately published,
and under gol. a year in land, or 40k. ubicb with great Authority is said to and under bool. in personal estate, and bave been approved of by a favourite
every man under this estate who has a PRINCE, lately deceased, we shall give our wote for members of parliament, togeReaders an Abstract of it, as follows. ther with their fons, should, during this
T is divided into A part of life, be of the foot. All of sol. four parts. 1. Of and under 300l. a year in land, or 6ool. the militia in ge
and under 36001. in personal estate, with neral. II. Of the their sons, to be of the horse. All of 1
Roman militia. 3001. and under sool. a year in land, or
of 360ol. and under 6cool. in personal plan of a militia eftate, to have their choice to serve perfor this country.
ronally in the horse, or to furnish man IV. Observations for the foot service, at their own expence.,
upon this plan. B And all of sool. a year and upwards, in The first part thews the safety of a well land, or of 6oool. and upwards, in persodisciplined militia, and the danger of a nal estate, to be obliged, at their own standing army, both to prince and people; expence, to furnish a man and horse for and the second part shews something of the horse service. the nature of the old Roman militia. The exceptions he proposes from this As both these parts are well known, we service are, all peers and their sons, prineed not enlarge upon them ; but the vy-counsellors, members of the house of third requires a full abstract. The author c commons and their fons, knights of all begins with hewing, that in a free coun- degrees, justices of the peace who act, try the men, who have property as well all the clergy, the gentlemen of the law, as liberty to secure, are the only persons practitioners in physick, ail persons emproper to be intruited with arms ; there- ployed in the service of the royal family fore he proposes, first, a general militia, or government, all papists, all civil maand, secondly, a felect or standing militia, giftrates, parish officers, failors, feafaring by county regiments, both of horse and men, fithermen, and watermen. And he foot, to be chosen out of the general proposes, that a register thouid he kept militia.
D of all the militia men in every parish, and For forming this general militia he pro- transmitted yearly to the lord lieutenant poses, that every man in Great-Britain, and cuftos rotulorum of the county. at a certain age, and poliefied of, or con- The arms both of the house and foor nected with a certain degree of proper- militia he proposes to be furnished by wy, should be of the militia, with a few each parish, but the former to furniring January, 1752
4 A new SCHEME for a MILITIA. Jan. their horses, saddles, bridles and boots, hould be determined by lot ; that as soon at their own expence; and as to their ex- as this is done, the recruiting officers of ercise, that they should, the first Sunday each battalion should attend three days beof every month, be exercised, before or fore the general multer of the county after divine service, by the churchwardens from whence they are to have their reof each parish, who should have the keep- cruits ; the draughits to be made from the ing and care of their arms; and that once county regiments by lot, and the men fo a year there thould be a general mulier A draughted to enter immediately into the and exercise of the whole militia of the service and pay of the crown, to leave county, with proper penalties in both their arms with the regiment, to receive cares upon al fentees.
one guinea for enlifting money, to serve Then as to the select militia, he propo- for three years in time of peace, and for ses, 1. That there should be in each coun- seven, er till disbanded, in time of war, ty one regiment of horse and another of and after the three years fervice to be free foot, for the forming of which, one man from all militia duty for two years, and in ten should be drawn out by lot from after the seven years service to be free the general militia of the county at the B during life, except in case of invasions or general mufter, so that the regimients will infurre&ions. consist of a greater or leler number of For raising new regiments for the rien, according to the extent and riches crown army in time of war, he proposes of the county ; and these regiments to be the faine method as for, raising recruits, maintained at the expence of the county; with this only difference, that two counþut that the number of men in each re- ties instead of one ihould be fixed by lot giment should be fixed at first, and not lia
for raising each regiment; and for this ble to be afterwards altered, only the pro: C purpole the lord lieutenants to order exportions to be afrerwards altered as occa- traordinary general musters of the counfion miglit require. 2. That these regi- ties, from whence these regiments are to ments should have an uniform, and their be raised; but in all cases of recruiting
l time of service hould be two years, af. or railing new regiments for the crown ter which to be free from any necessary army, he proposes that the city of Lonservice in the general militia for one year. don should be confidered as four coun3. That if any man, whose bunners de
ties, and the city of Westminster as two. pended upon his personal attendance, should draw a lot for serving in those re
And he concludes this part with some
remarks upon military punishments and giments, he mould have leave to subiti
the former of which in the tute another, equally qualified, to serve in militia, he says, ought to be confined his stead. 4. The head quarters of these
to disgrace or pecuniary mulets ; and as county regiments to be near the county to the latter, he proposes, that every soltown; and never, under pain of high trea- dier of the crown army, after seven years fon, to march out of their respecive service in war, Mould have rol. per ann. counties. 5. A reasonable standard for during life, and the non-commiflioned height to be fixed, and the lord lieutenant E officers more in proportion ; and that to have the command of the general mi- some badge of honour, such as a ruban litia, and to be colonel of each of the and medal, should be given for any excounty regiments, without any pay; but traordinary instance of personal bravery. the officers, who are to be appointed by The last part contains remarks, and him, to be paid by the county. And, 6. quotations from former authors, for conIn cities which are counties, the chief firming the neceflity and the usefulness magistrate to have the same power as the of a well disciplined inilitia, with some lord lieutenants in counties. Then as to what we now call our
farther explanations of what he has pro
posed, which we need not repeat. standing army, which this author calls the crown army, he says, that in time of peace, it should never confift of more Paologue to Mr. Fooie's Comedy, called than the guards, the foreign garisons, TASTE : Written and spoken by Mr. and the necessary regiments for Ireland Garrick, in the Character of an Aufiie and the plantations; to be recruited once oneer. (See p. 33.) a year in time of peace, and in tiine of E FOR E this Court I PETER Purs apwar as often as neceifary, from the coun-G
poor, ty regiments, and the draughis from A Briton écra, ard bred an Auclioneer ; - thence to be presently made up from the W ko for myself, and eke a bundred osbers, : general militia. For this purpose he pro- My ujeful, borish, learned, bowling brotbers, poses, that the county from which each Il ish much bumility and fear in plore ge, regiment or battalion is to be recruited, To lay our projenin de prate cafe before yo: