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The road bill
A halterialer occount of the famous

421, 422 bull Unigenitus

395 The Jews bill, and petitions for and A cure for the gout or rheumatism 396 against it

422, 423 A receipt for modern dress ibid. The marriage bill

423, 424 'Types of the solar eclipse that will be on An account of Mr. Cuff's new-conftruct October 26, in the morning 397

ed double microscope

424 Particular remarks on the said eclipse in Extract from Mr. Norford's letter to Mr. the several parts of the world

F eke concerning cancerous tumours The life of Geoffry Chaucer, the father

425 of English poetry

ibid, &c. A remarkable case related by him 4252 His character 399

426 An account of his works

M. Voltaire's letter to his niece, in the A specimen of his poetry ibid. original French

427 The Journal of I learned and political · The same translated into Englich 428 CLUB, &c. continued

401-410 A caution against Marpers, shop-lifters, Szıck of T. Sempronius Gracchus house-breakers, &c. with the arts made

against the Jews bill 401–405 use of by them The three arguments for immediately The deceiving art, called masoning ibid.

paffing the bill, and not postponing it, Ringing tuggs and feats, or changing great answered 401, 402 coats and saddles

430 The question, whether the bill ought to Milling of kens, or breaking of houses pass at all, considered ibid.

ibid. A A regard to religion, and reverence to The little horn in Daniel explained 430, parliament, urged as motives againīt

431 the bill

ibid. POETRY. The retort, a song set to muThe inutility of the hill considered


432 The prejudice and danger apprehended A country dance

433 from the bill, with regard to our com- Monimia to Philocles, written by the late merce and present landed interest 404

lord Hy

ibid. With respect to our present happy erta- Written on the first leaf of Milton's Pablishment, and the next general electi- radise Lost, that was sent to a lady 435 405 A spring evening

ibid. That the bill is a Nep towards a general The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER 436 naturalization

Electrical experiments for drawing the SPEECH of Afranius Burrhus, in favour lightning from clouds

ibid. of the marriage bilt

407 A list of the important differences de Dr. Addington, of the sea-scurvy 410 pending between the courts of Europe Of the cure of the sea-scurvy 411

ibid. Latin discarded, a satire

412 Inscription on lord Bolingbroke's monuTo whom it may fill be of use 413

437 Censure on the present fashionable em- A woman burnt for poisoning her husband ployment of rural life, from The WORLD

ibid. 414 Seffions at the Old Bailey

ibid, Solution of a surveying question 415 The three Abbotsbury men acquitted ibido Question in navigation proposed ibid. Mr. Crouch robbed and murdered ibid. Solution of an arithmetical question 416 General court of the Bank Description of the city of York

ibid. Sheriffs sworn in, and new lord-mayor Massacre of the Jews there 417 elected

ibid. Publick buildings there 418 Parliament of tinners

ibid. The cathedral and chapter-house 419 Country adizes

ibid. A fummary of the most important affairs Marriages and births

ibid. in the last felfion of parliament 419– Deaths

438, 439 424 Ecclefiaftical preferments

439 Of the bill for permitting the exportation Promotions civil and military ibid.

of wool and woollen, yarn from Ireland Persons declared bankrupts ibid. to Great-Britain

419, 420 Prices of stocks and grain ; wind, wea ; The Edinburgh bill 420 ther

440 The alelouse bill

420, 421 Monthly bill of mortality ibid, The Letter from Cambridge against the Yeaus bill, in answer to the remarks lately publisbed, by one wbo calls bimself a bystander, ftall be in our next ; as also the bymn to Coxiiniment, and oʻver picces we bave rucivid.

REcripts for collecting the LAND Tax and WINDOW LIGHTS, are given Gratis by R, BALDWIN, Bookfeller, at the Role in Pater-Nofter-Row.





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{pirit, piety, and mysteries of the holy Ar Account of the BULL UNIGENITUS. scriptures.

PHE glorious stand which Prop. 80. “ The reading of the holy

is made by the parlia, feriptures is for all."

ment of Paris in favour Prop. 31. “ The sacred obfcurity of T

of liberty of conscience, the word of God is no reason for the
cannot fail to be applaud- laity to dispense with the obligation of
ed by every true Briton. A reading it."
They oppose the vile at. Prop. 82. “ The Lord's day mun be

tempts to manacle the fan&tified by christians with the reading consciences of the people, with a genius of pious books, and above all of the holy and spirit able to cope with the combined fcriptures. It is mischievous to think of force of regal ambition, priestly cunning, withdrawing a christian from the reading and ministerial influence.

"thereof." That our readers may judge of the im- Prop. 83. " It is an illufion to persuade portance of this affair, we present them one's felf, that the knowledge of the with the following brief historical account B mysteries of religion must not be imparted of that famous bull, or constitution of to women by reading the sacred books. the late pope, called Unigenitus *, which The abuses of scripture, and heresies, are is but little understood, altho' it is the not fprung from the fimplicity of women, fource of all the disputes which have but from the proud knowledge of men." lately arisen between the clergy and par. Prop. 84. * To snatch the New Testaliaments of France.

ment out of the hands of christians, or to The design of the pope's bull, pub- keep it shut to them, by depriving them - lished in the year 1713, was to condemn Cof the means of undertanding it, is a great number of propositions contained to shut unto them the mouth of Christ." in a book, published by father Quesnen, Prop. 85. “ To forbid christians the 'intitled, “The New Testament, with reading the holy Scriptures, especially of moral reflections upon every verse, &c. the gospel, is to forbid the use of light or, An abridgement of the morality of to the children of light, and to make the Gospel, the Acts of the apostles, the them fuffer a fort of excommunication." epifles of St. Paul, the canonical epistles, On these propofitions, among the reft, and the Revelations." Out of this book the pope passed his ceasure in the followof father Quesnell's, the Pope culled 101 ing words: propositions, and passed a most severe cen- « Wherefore having heard the judgfure upon them. Most of them express ment of the cardinals, and other divines the common sentiment of those called Jan- aforesaid, which they delivered to us both Senifts, relating to the efficacy of divine in word and writing, and having implored grace, rome to the invalidity of unjuft the albstance of divine light, by appointing excommunications, and one to the prac- private and also publick prayers for thac tice of making oaths so common in the end, we do by this our unalterable conchurch. I Mall only take notice of those E Ritution declare, condemn, and reject propositions that relate to the reading the respectively, all and every one of the proholy fcriptures, which the pope, in this positions aforesaid, as false, captious, bull, has thought fit to condemn.

sounding ill in, and offensive to pious Prop. 79. “ It is profitable and necef. 'ears, fcandalous, pernicious, rath, infary in all times, all places, and for all jurious to the church and her practice, forts of persons, to ftudy and know the contumelious not only to the church buc September, 1753

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396 Bull Unigenitus. Cure for the Rheumatism, &c. Sept. to the state, feditious, wicked, blasphe. every morning fafting in a cup of wine mous, fufpected of heresy, and also fa. and water, broth, tea, or any other vehi. vouring of heretická, heresies, and schism cle you like beft ; keep safting an hour and too, erroneous, bordering upon heresy; a half after it, continue this for three months and in fine also heretical, &c.”

without interruption, then diminish the And in this conficution he commands dose to i of a drachm for three months lonthe faithful of both foxes, that “they pre- ger, then to drachm for fix months more, sume not to hold, teach or preach other. A-taking it regularly every morning, if porwise concerning the propofitions than is fible. After the firft year it will be suf. contained in this conftitution. Insomuch ficient to take a drachm every other as whoever shall teach, defend, or pub- day. As this medicine operates insensibly, lish them or any of them jointly or seve. it will take perhaps iwo years before you rally, or Thall treat of them by way of receive any great benefit, fo you mus dispute, publick or private, unless to im- not be discouraged tho' you do not perpugn them, shall, ipfo facto, without any ceive any great amendment ; it works other declaration, incur the church cen. Now hut sure, it doth not confine the fures, and be obnoxious to other penalties B patiese to any particular diet, so one lives appointed by law against such delin- toherly and abftains from thofe meats and quent. He further forbids the printing liquors that have always been accounted of the said book of fa:her Quesnell's, and pernicious in the gout, as champaigne, forbids every one of the faithful the read. drams, high fauces, &c. ing, transcribing, keeping, or using it, N. B. In the rheumatism that is only under the pain of excommunication to accidental, and not habitual, a few of the be incurred, ipo fatto. He requires his draclım dores may do; but if an habitual venerable 'brethren, patriarchs, arch. C or that has been of long duration, then bithops, bishops, and other ordinaries, you must take it as for the gout; the reand also the inquisitors of heresy, that by medy requires patience, as it operates ali means they refirain and reduce who. but flow in most diftempers, soever Mall contradict or rebel against the constitution, by the penalties and censures

A RECEIPT for MODERN DRESS. aforesaid, and the other remedies of law

From the Salisbury Journal, Sept. 17. and fact, even by calling in, if need be, the secular power."

ANG a small bugle cap on, as big as HANG

(pompoon; This remarkable bull concludes thus, D Snout it off with a flow'r, vulgo dia. á «: Let no one then infringe or audaciously Let your powder be grey, and braid up oppose this our declaration, condemna

your hair tion, prohibition, and interdi&i ; and if Likethe mane of a colt, to be sold at a fair; any one prefume to attempt this, let him A short pair of jumps, half an ell from know he i all incur the indignation of

your chin, Almighty God, and that of his blefied To make your appear likeone just lying-in; Apostles, Peter and Paul. Given at Rome at Before, for your breast, pin a ftomacher St. Mary Major's, in the year of our Lord E

bib on,

(bon. 1913, the 6rn of the ides of September, Ragout it with cutlets of filver and riband in the szth year of our pontificate."; Your neck and your shoulders both naked By the terrible roaring of this bull the thould be,

(vaux-de-frize ; pope thought to filence the doctrines of Was it not for Vandyke, blown with cbea father Queinell, but great numbers of Let your gown be a fack, blue, yellow or t'ie French nation have embraced them. green,

{fixteen; The clergy therefore make use of this bull And frizzle your elbows with ruffles as a sort of teit to discover such hereticks; Furl off your lawn apron, with flounces and if they do not fubfcribe tv ir, the fa- F in rows,

[your toes; craments and other rights of tiie church Puff and pucker up knots on your arms and are reluled ikiem.

Make your petticoats Thort, that a hoop For the GOUI OF RHEUMATISM.

eight yards wide, {are tyd;

May decently sew how your garters Aristolochia rotunda, or Birth

With fringes of knotting, your Dicky

cabod, Gentian

On nippers of velvet, let gold daube; Germander Ground pine cops a:d leaves.

But mount on French heels when you go G to a ball,

(can fall; Centaury

'Tis the fashion to totter, and Thew you AKE of all these well dry'd, powder'd Throw modely out from your manners

and lited, as fine as you can, equal and face, weigh', mix them well together, and A-la-mode de François, you're a bit take one drachm of this niixed powder

for his grace.


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1753. Of the ECLIPSE of the SUN in October.
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middle of the eclipfe at that place, will I the middle of the general eclipse be but 26 miles per minute : The rea.

the whole penumbra will not con is, all places of the earth are carried be comprehended within the earth's illu- by its rotation from west to caft, and so minated disk.

those places of the earth's illuminated he2. Nor can there any where be a total misphere following the shade with a flower eclipse,"except at those places where thc A pace must, of consequence, dininish the altitude of the moon, at the time the velocity whereby it moves from them. center of the penumbra passes over or 13. Tho' the times in the preceding near them, shall be 14° or more.

notes respect London only, yet they may 3. In the lat. 34° 4' north, 21° 52' } easily be adapted to any other place. Sce west long, about 100 leagues N, W. of London Magazine for May, 1748, p. 220, the Madeiras, the penumbra will first 221, 222, where are also directions for touch the carth 59' 35" after 7,

where viewing a solar eclipse. the eclipse will begin at the supreme point Vicarage-House, of the sun's periphery at sun rise.

Shoreditch, Sept. 4, 1753.

C. MORTON. 4. The center of the penumbra will first be received upon the earth 5' 1". af

The Life of GEOFFRY CHAUCER, ter 9, in the lat. 46° 2' north, 33° 1' 1

the Father of English Poetry. Wirbe weit long, about 140 leagues north wel curious PRINT of bis HEAD.

HE place of centrally eclipsed.

5. At 19' 47'' after 10, the fun will that of Homer, some affigning Berkshire, be centrally and totally eclipsed at noon, others Oxfordshire, particularly Wood in the lat. 21° 48' north, 25° 1' east ftock, for that honour ; but the most long. which answers to the eastern ex- probable conjecture is, that he was born tremity of Zaara or the Derart, near the at London. His descent is equally unriver Nubia, that falls into the 'Nile, certain, tho' it is most likely that his fa. which, without doubt, will greatly for- ther was a knight ; for we find one John prize the migratory inhabitants of that Chaucer attending upon Edward III. and barren place. In this longitude, the sun queen Philippx, in their expedition to being on the meridian, will be more or Flanders and Cologn, who had the king's less eclipsed from 11° 48' south, to 77 D protection to go over sea in the 12th year 25' north lat. at the former of which of his reign. The supposition that this places the moon will but just be in con. gentleman was Chaucer's father, whether tact with the vertical point of the fun; a knight or not, is strengthened by his but at the latter the defect will be 2 digits making, after leaving the university and 32' upon the lower part of the sun's disk. inns of law, his first application to the

6. In the lat. 19° north, 31° 23' ? court; as it is not unlikely that the fercast long. a little to the west of Nubia, vices of the father Mould recommend the the sun will be centrally eclipred in the E son, 90° of the ecliptick, at 40' 19" after 10. But wherever Chaucer drew his first

7. The center of the penumbra will breath, or whoever was his father, it is leave the earth in the north part of the universally agreed, that he was born in bay of Bengal, in the lat. 18° 23' north, the second year of the reign of king Ed. long. 84° 44' 1_eastabout 30 leagues ward III. A. D. 1328. His first studies cast of Bimlipatan : Here, at 4' 3" after were in the university of Cambridge, 12, the sun will set centrally eclipsed. from whence he removed to Oxford, and

8. The penumbra will wholly leave the after a considerable stay there, he be. earth g'29" after 1, in lat. 6° 13' north,


came (says Leland) “ a ready logician, a 70° 13' east long. at the most northern fmooth rhetorician, a pleasant poet, a of the Maldivia's, where the eclipse will great philosopher, an ingenious mathe. end at the sun's supreme point at sun-set. matician, and a holy divine." Upon Hence,

leaving his learned retirement, he tra9. The duration of the general eclipse velled into France, Holland, &c. where will be 5 hours 9' 54', and of the central he spent some of his younger days. Upon 2 hours 59'2'.

his return, he entered himself into the 10. The velocity of the moon's Madow G`Inner Temple ; but had not been long when passing over the earth will be 26 there before his superior abilities were miles per minute ; but the velocity where- taken notice of by some persons of dis. with it will recede from a given place on tin&ion, by whose patronage he then apthe earth's illuminated disk, will be less proached the splendor of the court. He than it. Thus, for example, its recer. was now about the age of 30, and be


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