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Poetical Essays in JULY, 1753.
Sinks in the shades, or floats in air,
No more a sep'rate Atate will find;
Our name is in oblivion cast,
Reflection proves, life a mere dream,
The grave awaits us, from whose boura, Touch but the brass, and lo! 'twas gone: Did ever any yet return? And gold would never with thee ftay, Then lead the dance in jocund mood, For gold had wings, and few away. Let us enjoy the present good;
Alas, my parse! yet still be proud, Let us in riot spend the hours, For see the virtues round thee croud! Regardless of superior powers; See, in the room of paltry wealth,
Let us partake the lushious feast, Calm temp'rance rise, the nurse of health; ' And every youthful folly taste; And felf-denial, Nim and spare,
Let's quaff the midnight sparkling bowl, And fortitude, with look severe ;
Let's drown both body, and the soul; And abstinence, to leanness prone, Let's toast each young, and blooming fair, And patience worn to skin and bone : To ruin thema be all our care? Prudence, and foresight on thee wait, Let ev'ry rich perfume be ours, And poverty lies here in state!
Let's early snatch the rising flow'rs; Hopeless her (pirits to recruit,
With flaming rose-buds, crown our brows For ev'ry virtue is a mute.
To match our checks, while we caroule ; Well then, my purse, thy fabbaths keep; Let us feduce our neighbour's wife, Now thou art empty, I shall sleep. Like heroes sail the sea of life ; No Glver sounds shall thee molest,
Give up religion to the wind, Nor golden dreams disturb my breast. Leave trophies of our wit behind, Safe Thall I walk the freets along, That fons unborn our track may find. Amidst temptationis thick and strong; But check, profane! your wild career Catch'd by the eye no more Mall Nop And lend the preacher once, an ear At Wildey's toys, or Pinchbeck's top; 'Tis fix'd. (oh! let the truth Atrike home) Nor, cheap'ning Payne's ungodly books, You must for this to judgment come. Be drawn afide by pastry cooks :
EUSEBIUS, But fearless now we both may go Where Ludgate's mercers bow so low; Occafioned by Reading in the Papers, that Beholding all with equal eye,
Mr. VERNON bad a Flag given bim, Nor mov'd at-Madam, what d'ye buy?" after many years Retirement, ncar Ipswich
Away, far hence each worldly care ! in Suffolk ; and was about being ferie wib Nor dun, nor pick-purse Malt thou fear, a Squadron to ibe West-Indies. Writtek Nor flatt'rer base annoy my ear.
in the Year 1739. Snug Malt thou travel thro' the mob,
TICE admiral Vernon ! Ipswich!
Suffolk !-how !
Anotlier Cincinnatus * from the plough! And gently rhyming rats to death.
On the great Roman name may he improve, SIR,
Inspir’d with nobler principles of patriot love,
(name, Perusing lately the second Chapter of be
And, with the merits of his private Wisdom of Solomon, I thought the pre- Affert the glory of his country's fame. sent Times bore a great Affinity wirb bis;
In these loose lines (what can the mortal wherefore, by your means, I beg Icave blind?)
[confin'd! to present the following Paraphrase so ibe Lies Vernon's and his country's fate publick.
No more !--Be all prophetick views rup"HE wicked reason (thoughtless crew! prelt,
(the reit! Our time is short, yet tedious too And leave, to time and Spain, to tell At all adventures we are born,
7. R HUDDE, Today we laugh, to-morrow mourn;
Late chaplain in the royal navy of Our breath's a smoke the nostrils part,
Great Britain, and rector of Our life's an ember in the heart,
St. Mary's, Jamaica ; now vicar Which quenched once, the body must
of Portelham, Dorset. Turn to its origin-the dust;
THE A Roman fenator, wbo, being called from bis rural retirement, was made diftatır; and having perfirmed several great actions, refigned ibat bigo ofico, after kolding is 20 days caly. Livy VI. 28, 29,
Y the act to prevent clan. deftine marriages, palled
last feffion, it is ordered, B
That the banns of matrimony shall be published on three Sundays
preceding the folemnizasion, in the parish church or chapel in which each of the parties do dwell, but if either of the parties thalt live in any extraparochial place, then the banns shall be publithed in some church' or chapel adjoining, and in such case the minister fall fign the publication thereof, and the marriage to be folennized in one of the faid churches. That the true chriftian and surnames of the parties must be delivered in writing to the minifter seven days before the first publication of the banns; as likewise their places of abode, and how long they have refpe&ively lived there. That tho either of the parties be under the age of 21, no minifter shall be punishable after banns published, where the parents, guardians, &c. give no notice of diffent; but where they do ditent, the publication to be void. That no licences be granted to any church or chapel, but that wherein one of the par. ties thall have lived four weeks imme. diately before ; but if either of the par. uies dwell in any extraparochial place, then the licence may be granted to the church or chapel adjoining. That any perion folemnizing matrimony in any other place than a church or chapel, where banns have been usually published, (unless by special licence first obtained from such person or persons having proper authority to grant the fame) Thall, upon being lawfully convicted thereof, be tranfported as a felon for 14 years, and the marriage to be void, provided the prosecution be commenced within three years after the offence is committed. That marriages folemnized by licence, (where either of the parties be under 21 years of age, except a widower or widow) without consent of paients, or guardians appointed by the court of Chancery, shall be absolutely void ; but where consent is unreasonably with held, or parents, &c. beyond the seas, they may apply to the lord chancellor, &c. That churchwardens provide books, in which all banns and marriages are to be segistered, and to be figned by the mi.
nifter, and the books to belong to the parih, and kept for publick use. That all marriages be solemnized before two witnesses, besides the minister, and properly registered, and signed by the mie nister, witnesses, and the parties married. That any person convicted of making a false entry in the parish register, or forging or destroying, with an ill intent, any thing relating thereto, and the same with regard to the licence, mall suffer death as a felon. The act to be read four times a year in all churches or chapels, and nothing in it to extend to the royal family, quakers, Jews, Scotland, or parts beyond the seas ; and that special licences are to be granted as usual. This act does not take place till the 25th of March, 1754
By the act for licensing alshouses in England, the justices, cn granting a licence, are to take a recognizance of sol, with fureties in the like fum, for the li censed person's maintaining good order ; and none are to have their licence renewed without a certificate of good fame, Sellers of ale, and other liquors, with, out licence, are to forfeit 40s. for the first offence, 41. for the second, and 61. for the third.
The act for the amendment and preservation of the turnpike roads of this kingdom, and to encourage the use of broad wheels, permits waggons with wheels nine inches broad to be drawn with eight horses, and carts with five, without being liable to be weighed, or to forfeit. After Sept. 24, (when the turnpike trustees are to caure the ruts to be levelled, and the roads to be widened) owners of travelling 'waggons with nar. rower wheels than nine inches, are to forfeit sl. or a horse.
There was an account from Fort. Wil. Jiam, near Inverness in Scotland, that reveral of the king's fhips had been cruising fince March last off Lochaber, and among the Western Illes, the government having had information that arms, ammunition, &c. were landed in those parts from France, and some of the rebel chiefs returned to the Highlands and Ines, to fpirit up their friends, and enlift men for the service of the Pretender. That one of their captains was not at Inverlochy, having refused to surrender, and wounding one of the king's officers, and three
The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. July others surrendered. That on the 28th of suppress the rioters. After which the May, Capi. Ferguson, of his majesty's account from Leeds was as follows: The Thip the Porcupine, took four in the. Me dragoons which were rent from York to of sky, and had them prisoners on board.. alfint in fuppresling the rioters, were diThat there were several companies of the vided into parties to atiend on the reveral army in different parts, in quest of others, turnpikes round about that town, in supmost of whom were sculking in the port of the collectors : And on Saturday ifiand, in order to get off.
Jaft a carter; going thro' Beciton turnpike On June 28 was put up at St. Bar- refused to pay the toll, whereupon he was tholomew's Hospital, a curious piece of feized by the soldiers, in order to be carmarble, with the following infcription. ried before the trustees of the turnpike, St. Bartholomew's Hopital, for the re- at the King's-Arms Inn in Brig-gate, buc lief of sick, lame, and poor, was found- was rescued before he got thither. After ed by Ravere in 1102, and after the dif- this the mob gave out, that before ten solution of monasteries, was granted by that night they would pull down the K. Henry VIII. to the mayor, com- Guard house, and rescue three prisoners monalty, and citizens of London, in the who had been apprehended the night beyear of our Lord 1547; but being greatly fore, and were then confined there on acdecayed, was rebuilt and enlarged by the count of being concerned in cutting down voluntary subscriptions and charitable do a turnpike : Accordingly, between seven nations of many of the worthy gover- and eight, a body of 500 men assembled nors, and other pious and well dispored in Brig-gate, when, by order of the jurpersons, given and appropriated for that tices, the proclamation against riots was purpose only. This building was erected read, and they were required to disperse : in the year 1730, in the mayoralty of Sir But this not being regarded, a message Richard Brocas, Knt. president, and Sa- was sent about to defire all persons to muel Palmer, Esq; treasurer,
fhut up their shops, and keep in their On the 29th a warrant was granted hy houses ; after which the officers sent their alderman Rawlinson, for the apprehend. own servants with the like caution; but ing Elizabeth Canning, a bill of indict- the mob continuing to break the windows ment having been found against her at and shutters of the King's-Arms Inn, the last feffions at the Old-Bailey, for and tcaring up the stones of the pavewilful and corrupt perjury. (See p. 291.) ment to throw at the soldiers, and even When the proper officers went to see for knocked down the centinel upon guard her among her friends, they were desired there, the drum beat to arms, and the to come the next day at eleven o'clock justices gave orders to the foldiers, in in the morning, which they complied number about twenty, to fire, which was with; and when, according to appoint- first done with powder only; but this no ment, they called, they were again told, way intimidating the mob, the soldiers they must call another time, for that so fired with ball. According to the return ferious an affair as the giving in bail, or made by the conftables on Sunday morn. surrendering the accused, required more ing, eight were killed, and about 50 time to be duly considered.
wounded. But the number of killed and About this time above a dozen pick- wounded has been variously reported. pockets were apprehended in Vaux-hall The last account says, that the number of Gardens and other places, and committed the fain, and those fince dead of their to priton, who belonged to a most dan- wounds, amount to 10 only ; that 24 gerous and numerous gang of rogues, more were wounded, of which 22 ad They were seized on the information of least were in a fair way of recovery. an accomplice, who had been apprehend
TUESDAY, July 10. ed at Vaux hall, and was carried about A cause was brought on to be tried in in various dresses, in order to discover the court of King's. Bench at Guildhall, their haunts, and point them out to the before the lord chief justice Lee, wherein peace-officers.
a person who keeps a publick-house in A great number of persons assembled Leadenhall - street was plaintiff, and a in a riotous manner in the West-Riding chimney-sweeper defendant. The action of Yorkihire, and cut down and destroy- was laid for damage done by the defened several turnpikes, and burnt the toll. dant in breaking a pannel in a seat in the houses belonging to them. The mob
plaintiff's house, the repairing whereof grew to such a height, that the justices was proved to cost no more than threeof the peace made application to the pence, which the defendant had paid, commanding ofiicer of general Hawley's whereupon the plaintiff was nonsuited; regiment of dragoons quartered at York, and the lord chief justice gave a very fe for a detachment to be fent in order to vere reprimand to the attorney, wherein
1753. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. 339 he told him, that the fomenting and car. bodies were carried to Surgeons-Hall, rying on such trilling, litigious ruits, was Peers to be anatomized, and the other a great means of caring an odium upon two to be hung in chains near the place the whole profession.
where the murder was committed. (See This day, between the hours of ten p. 292.) and eleven in the forenoon, a fire broke Johnson was so ill at the place of exeout at Holme's chapel in Cheshire, which cution, that he could not speak. Stockburnt down and consumed the whole dale, before he was turned off, desired to place, confisting of about 20 houses, ex. speak with the under meriff, who comcept the Old Red Lion Inn and two other ing up, he told him, as he was a dying houses.
man, and going to answer for his cona THURSDAY, 12.
duet in this world, he did not intend to 5. Was held a general court of the gover. murder the penny posłman, but that the nors of Christ's-Hospital, for the election pistol went off accidentally : The gentle. of an upper master of the Grammar- man asked him concerning a report that fchool, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Hea- was current, whether he did not laugh at therly, preferred to the vicarage of Cla- the deceased when he saw him in his ago. vering cum Langley, in the county of Er- nies; which he denied, but seemed farte fex; when the Rev. Mr. Townley, one of led at the question being put to him : the masters of Merchant- Taylor's school, He farther asked, whether lie and Johnson was chosen by a great majority. At the did not rob the day after killing the postfame court a gratuity of rol. was ordered man, and if he did not fire at a person to the Rev. Mr. Ri ardson, under master, they stopt upon Hounslow-Heath; his
l and it was resolved to chuse him an afint. answer was, not on Hounslow. Heach, "ant, with a salary of 401. per annum. but near Uxbridge ; that he did not fire WEDNESDAY, 18.
à pistol, but that Johnson had in his This day 64 whole barrels, 26 half hand the same pistol which mot the postBarrels, and joi kegs of the society's man, and that it went off again accipickled herrings, brought from Shetland, dentally as it had done the day before. were sold at the Royal Exchange Coffce. Peers likewise declared he had no design house, Threadneedle-firect: The whole to murder, that provocation and abusive barrels sold on an average at 515. the half language got the better of his reason, barrels at 24s, and the kegs at 16s. gd. and excited him to commit that action each.
which occasioned his unhappy end.
between Dr. Schomberg and the College Glasgow 3 ; Dundee, 1; Aberdeen 5 ; of Physicians, about their not admitting Bristol 1 ; Liverpool 6.
him as a fellow. The question before
1 PRIDAY, 20.
them was, Whether their lordships had a At the sessions at the Old Bailey, John visitatorial right over the college, when Stockdale and Christopher Johnson were they gave it as their opinion, that they capitally convicted for the murder of Za.
to Miss Thurlbourn, daughter of Mr.
of the Thire for Berks. Stockdale, Johnson, and Peers, above- July, 4. John Fleming,, Esq; to the mentioned, were executed at Tyburn for Hon. Mis Jane Coleman, niece to the murder, pursuant to their fentence. Thejr duke of Sonerct
June 24. Momen'e Huilder in Cambridge,
MARRIAGES, DEATHS, &c.': July 8. Marcellos Osborne, of the Innere Temple, Esq; to Miss Fox, an heiress of
DEATHS. 400l. per ann. in Efex.
ADY Stapleton, relict of 10. Thomas Dawson, of Southwark, Erq; in the commision of the peace for pleton, Bart. Surrey, to Mrs. Venables.
29. William Billinghurst, Esq; at - Hickford, Efq; to Miss He- Mitchain, in Surrey, in the commillion luckie, daughter to John Heluckie, Erą; of the peace for that county. fteward to his royal highness the duke of 30. The lady Dyke Acland, wife of Sir Cumberland.
Thomas Dyke Acland, Bart. 12. Humphrey Edlin, of Walton, Esq; July 1. William Corbett, Erq; one of to Miss Rogers of Colnbrook.
the commissioners of his majesty's navy. 14. Dr. Richard Rock, of Ludgate- Rev. Thomas Harrison, B. D. Hebrew hill, to Miss Elizabeth Thompson, a profeffor in the university of Cambridge, teacher of the boarding school at New- 2. Rev. Mr. John Peter Stehelin, ington, in Surrey.
F. R. S. minister of the French church Richard Nicholas, Esq; of Hackney, near Leicester-fields : He was remarkable to Miss Anne Hartley, niece to Sir Wil- for having made himself master of the liam Penson, Bart. an heiress of 700l. following languages, viz. Hebrew, Greck,
Latin, English, French, German, Ita. Matthew Bateman, of Whitechapel, lian, Danish, Dutch, Coptick, Armenian, Líq; to Miss Hannah Coker.
Syriack, Arabick, Chaldean, Gothick, 18. Sir Robert Burdett, Bart. member old Tudesco or Druid, Anglo-Saxon; be. for Tamworth in Staffordshire, to lady Gdes Spanish, Portuguese, and Welch. Caroline Harpur, relict of the late Sic Jobn Murray, Esq; member of parliae Henry Harpur, Bart. and finer to the ment for the inire of Solkirk. duke of Rutland.
3. John Hill, Esq; member of parliaThomas Matthews, of Cheshunt in ment for Higham-Ferrers, in NorthampHertfordihire, Esq; to Miss Beswick, of tonshire. Low.Layton.
Robert Chapman, LL. D. at his house 21. Henry Bambrigg Buckeride, Efq; in Doctors Commons. of Queen's square, to Miss Kitty Pin 4. Mr. Joseph Pomfret, formerly fold, daughter of Dr. Pinfold, of the lace merchant in St. Paul's Church-yard. fame place.
6. Richard Churchill, Efq; knight of 23. Hon. Alexander Drury, Esq; lieut. the thire for Lincolnshire, in the first and col. of the first regiment of root guards, second parliament of his late majesty. to Miss Isabella Turner, youngest daugh- 8. Ri. Hon. Thomas Fermor, earl of ter of Edmund Turner, Esq; of Stoks, Pomfret, baron of Lempster, knight of in Lincolnshire.
the Bath, and baronet, ranger and keep Henry Simons, Erq; folicitor at the of St. James's and Hyde parks. Custom-house, to Miss Elizabeth Master, Lady Cecilia Garrard, reliâ of Sir Nic man, eldest daughter of Henry Maller. cholas Garrard, Bart. by whose death an man, Esq; clerk of the crown.
eftate of ioool. per annum devolves to 24. Rt. Hon. lord Cathcart, to the Sir Jacob Garrard Downing, Bart. Hon. Miss Hamilton, daughter 'to lord 13. James Henderson, Elg; treasurer Archibald Hamilton, governor of Green. to the Society for the propagation of the wich-Hospital.
gospel in foreign parts, solicitor to queen 25. Freeman, Esq; of Spring. Anne's bounty, and receiver of the art gardens, to Miss Manly, of Southamp- fruits of the clergy. ton-row.
Mr. Storke, an eminent West India 27. Hon. Francis Seymour, Esq; of merchant. Hampshire, poflefied of a large estate, to John Voyce, Esq; mayor of Sudbury, lady Caroline
Cowper, filter to earl Cowper. and commissioner of the land-tak for July 2. The lady of Matthew Ridley, Suffolk. Esq; member for Newcastle upon Tyne, 14. John Powell, Efq; in the commir. delivered of a son.
Son of the peace for Middlesex and Wert. 5. Rt. Hon. the countess of Hadding- minner. ton, of a son and heir.
Christopher Lowe, Esq; one of the 9. The lady Elizabeth Waldegrave, clerks of the treasury. wife of col. Waldegrave, of a son.
Lady viscountess Dupplin, the lady of 22. The lady of the bishop of Chester, lord viscount Dupplin. of a son.
15. Philip Sievens, Esq; formerly an 24. The lady of John Bond, Egi Italian merchant, at luis feas near Ongar, Menber for Corf-Calley of a son. in Altex.