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LONDON CHRONICLE, April 15 The following account, which is a real fact, ill ferve to hew with what punctuality and exnefs the King of Pruffia attends to the most minute affairs, and how open he is to application om all perfons.
ceive fuch marks of favour from their
Majefties the Queens as I fhall ever retain a grateful fenfe of, I prefume to flatter myfelf that your Majefty will not be offended at the refpectful liberty I take, in laying before you my complaints against one Van Ertborn, a director of the Embden china company, whofe bad behaviour to me, as fet forth in my memorial, hath forced me to make a very long and expenfive ftay at this place: and as the confiderable intereft I have in that company may further fubject me to his caprices, I cannot forbear laying my grievances at the foot of your Maje fty's throne; most respectfully fupplicating your Majefty, that you would be gracioufly pleafed to give orders, that this director fhall not act towards me for the future as he hath done hitherto.
N English lady being poffeffed of actions [fhares] in the Embden company, and having occafion to raise noney on them, repaired to Antwerp, and made application for that purpofe a director of the company established there by the King of Pruffia, for the managing all affairs relative thereto. This períon very willingly entered into treawith her; but the fum he offered to kend, being far fhort of what the actions would bear, and alfo infifting on forfeiture of her right in them, if not redeemed in twelve months. fhe broke off with him, and had recourfe to fome merchants at Antwerp, who were inclinable to treat with her on much more equitable terms. The proceeding neceffarily brought the parties before this director, for receiring his fanction, which was effential to the folidity of the agreement; and he, finding he was like to lofe the advantage he had flattered himfelf with, difputed he authenticity of the actions, and thereby threw her into such discredit, as to Ender all attempts to raise money on tem ineffectual. Upon this the lady wrote a letter by the common poft to his Majesty of Prussia, accompanied with a memorial, complaining of the treatment The had received from the director; and likewife inclosed the actions themselves, in another letter to a friend at Berlin. By the return of the poft, his Majefty condefcended to answer her letter; and the actions were returned authenticated; which fo restored her credit, that in a few hours all difficulties were removed relating to the transaction she had in hand; and it is more than probable, the director has felt his Majesty's refentment for his ill behaviour.
The King of Pruffia's ANSWER.
Received the letter of the 19th inflant which you thought proper to write me, and was not a little displeased to hear of the bad behaviour of one of the directors of the Afiatic company of Embden towards you, of which you were forced to complain. I fhall direct your grievances to be examined, and have juft now dispatched my orders for that purpose to Lentz, my president of the chamber of Eaft Friefland. You may affure yourself, the ftri&teft justice shall be done you, that the cafe will admit. God keep you in his holy protection. Potfdam, Feb. 26. FREDERICK.
The lady's LETTER. SIRE,
HAving had the happiness to pay my court to your Majefty during a pret ty long refidence at Berlin, and to re
I hope for this favour from your Majefty's fovereign equity; and I fhall never ceafe offering up my ardent prayers for the profperity of your glorious reign; having the honour to be, with the most refpectful zeal, Sire, your Majefty's moft humble, moft obedient, and moft devoted fervant.
Mr URBAN, Malling, Feb. 12. 1758. AS a catalepfy is one of the most ex
traordinary phænomena in the whole clafs of difeafes, your inferting the following cafe in your magazine, may be a means of rendering it agreeable, as well
as ufeful, to the younger of your phyfical readers, and oblige your humble ferCHIRURGICUS.
Pon the 5th of December laft, J. W. aged 29, was feized with a vertigo in his head, attended with pain, nau. fea, and vomiting; all which fymptoms, the following day, greatly abated; but as a heaviness in his head ftill continued, he loft fome blood, and soon afterwards, the ftupor increafing to a great degree, was bliftered on the back. In the morning of the next day, which was the eighth, he was feized with a catalepfy. When I came to him, he was in an erect posture, and as immoveable as a ftatue, without any fense or motion; his breath entirely uninterrupted, and his limbs moveable, but continued in the fame pofition in which you placed them. Some time after the commencement of the paroxyfm, there was fuch a violent palpitation of the heart, that it might be heard to the most diftant part of the room in which he was, and which was pretty large. But notwithstanding the palpitation, the pulfe appeared very little accelerated; the colour of his face was extremely florid, and his jaws fo contracted, as to render it impoffible to open them, which I feveral times attempt
ed. I thruft the point of an incifion
knife feveral times under his nails, which he appeared wholly infenfible of, and which had no other effect than caufing two or three drops of blood to appear. Neither did he seem in the leaft affected with the violent noifes which I caused to be purposely made. Some of the Sp. Sal. Ammon. I two or three times injected up his nofe, which was ineffectual. After trying in vain to excite him by almost e. very thing that I could devife, fuch as violent noife, pain of different forts, and the ftrongest volatile falts and fpirits, I had recourfe to caufing an hemorrhage from the nofe, which, after flowing with a thick grumous blood for the fpace of two or three minutes, had the good effect to recover the patient from the fit, after having been in it near four hours. Upon coming to himfelf, he fighed greatly, ftared wildly about, and expreffed
the utmoft confufion and furprise, and complained of great pain in that part of his back where the veficatory had been applied, in the tops of his fingers where wounded with the incifion-knife, and in his nofe, which had been stimulated with volatile fpirits, and wounded to procure an hæmorrhage. In the evening I gave him an emollient clyfter, and administered ten grains of mufk, and the fame quantity of factitious cinnabar. Next morning I gave him another bolus, and continued it every morning and night fucceffively, till I had reafon to judge him out of danger, and thought it proper to give him the following electuary.
R Cort. Peruv. 3i. Pulv. e Rad. Serp. V. 3iifs. Syr. Rofar. Solutiv. q. f. which after continuing for about a week, he was pretty well recovered, and now continues very well, except now and then a tremulous motion of the nerves. Gent. Mag. Mr URBAN, Briftol, Feb. 24. 1758. AS I was an eye-witness to the follow
ing uncommon operation, lately performed by Mr Thomas Davies, furgeon at Bristol, as alfo to the fuccefs of it, I flatter myself, that a juft account of it may be agreeable and inftructive to ma ny
practitioners.-Yours, &c. J. W. Bjefty's fhip Prince Edward, aged Enjamin Barker, feaman, of his Maupwards of forty, was wounded with a musket-ball in the articulation on the fore part of the right shoulder. Twelve days after, being fent to the hofpital, the wound was immediately enlarged, in hopes of finding the ball, or other extraneous bodies; though none could be then found. In a few days several fragments of the head of the os bumeri were extracted; and in less than a month, the difcharge abated, and was of a good colour and confiftence, which determi ned the furgeon to incarn and cicatrize. Some time after, the patient complained of a violent pain in the back part of the fhoulder. Upon examination, there was perceived a tendency to fuppuration; which was forwarded as fast as poffible; and at the proper time a large incifion was made, whereby a great quantity
quantity of black fœtid matter was dif- LOVE'S COMPLAINT. An eclogue.
mion process. were found carious: where-
N. B. This man's conftitution had been greatly impaired, by frequenting the fea in all climates, for the space of twenty-two years or upwards, which rendered an attempt to perform fo uncommon an operation very precarious. Gent. Mag.
Nunc fcio quid fit amor.
Y flow'ry banks of whose waters glide
Through famous valleys crown'd with rural
Ye Albion dames! to whofe love-darting eyes
The vanquish'd world refigns bright Beauty's
Ye woodland scenes! where vainly I retire,
And found me careless by the cooling fream;
rul'd the dance, and rais'd the fimple fong:
The breath of mildew kills the vernal bloom,
Come, lovely nymph! thy cruel fcorn refign=
Happy, with thee, through flow'ry fields I'll ftray,
Now all around me breathes the blushing year, Prideful the trees their flourish'd branches rear, From fragrant blooms the grateful odours rife, And rip'ning harvest glads the shepherds eyes; All nature smiles, the hill, the flow'y field, Love, only love, no kind return can yield. Come, charming maid, for thee my bower is crown'd
With rofes, balmy woodbine breathes around;
I burn, I burn, as woodland fhades confume, Conceive deftruction, and affift their doom. O when wilt thou thy killing (corn forego! When will thy breaft an equal paffion know! Storms cease to blufter, and the feas to roar, Ev'n raging tempefts give their fury o'er; Wou'd heav'n, you too were mutable as thefe, And could be foften'd like relenting feas; But deaf as rocks beat by the founding main, You frown unmov'd, regardless of my pain.
Ye confcious echoes! vocal through the dale, To Delia loud proclaim my mournful tale. On all your wings, ye fanning zephyrs! bear And breathe my forrows round the cruel fair; Her virgin-pride my tender verfe fhall move, And foft compaffion touch her foul with love. Ah hapless fwain! thy Delia is not kind, But ftern and ruthlefs as the winter-wind. She Colin and his proffer'd love difdains, And Colin vainly to the rocks complains. No figh, no tear, her cruel fcorn difarms; She claims thy life the victim of her charms.
I go, I go! compell'd by proud difdain, Kind death is near to rid me of my pain; Where o'er the flood projects the rocky steep, And hoarfe below is roll'd the grumbling deep, From its proud height my wretched weight I'll
And reft in death from love's tormenting wo.
A SOLEMN ODE.
- at E........................ ELIA, thou dear coquette, attend,
Que moment liften to a friend,
A friend that dares to be fincere.
While ogling, fporting, Autt'ring, fhining,
Still planning worlds of joy to come;
The lovely theme of ev'ry tongue, Infpire around the tender figh,
Or wake fweet Flatt'ry's firen-fong; While fops with lavish raptures court thee,
And ev'ry blooming charm adore; Think, Delia, think what shall comfort thee, When thefe bright charms fhall bloom no
When all thy lilies shall decline,
And all thy rofes cease to glow;
Lo, in her fate beware thy own.
Lucinda only fought to shine, On all alike diffus'd her rays;
(Juft, Delia, like these eyes of thine). Now fee thofe bloomy beauties fading, At the rough wintry blast of age; Behold the hoary tempeft spreading
On ev'ry flow'r exhausts its rage. Loft is that grace, that air fo fprightly,
Which once could wake the tender flame; Thofe eyes that fhone, erewhile, so brightly, Now caft a trembling clouded beam.
Where now, ah! where, that courtly train,
Lucinda's fighing flaves before? Now in her turn the fighs in vain,
Flatter'd, admir'd, and lov'd no more. Not one, the conqueft of her charms,
To chear the lonely hour remains, To cherish Age, in Friendship's arms,
To share her pleasures, and her pairs; With more than guardian angels care,
To raise her drooping fick'ning frame,
Now whisper each endearing name;
Clofe to her mighty foe the came,
Which Envy might admire;
And feas appear'd in fire. When lo! the godlike Gardner fell, Whole worth the muse attempts to tell, But finds her efforts vain; Some other bard muft fing his praise, And bold as Fancy's thought muft raise The sadly mournful strain, Carket, who well his place supply'd, The mangling bolts of death defy'd,
Which furious round him rag'd; •Fuft lieutenant of the Monmouth.