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608 PLAN of the Navy-SURGEONS, &c.'
App: multitude, upon whose testimonies the
Utility: Commenced May 7, 1950. By eftates and lives of the subjects depend. the Society of Surgeons of ibs Royal
To these kind of men the formality of Navy, and orbers. adminiftring an oath is of great confe. quence, and the familiarizng them to
IT IS A GÁZID, oaths contributes- greatly to the spreading
-HAT a committee of twenty-five! of perjury. There is an old saying, that familiarity do collect and revise all such effays, obe'
A breeds contempt ; and surely, the giving servations and cases in phyfick, surgery, oaths upon such a multitude of occasions, anatomy, the animal economy, pharas they now do, familiarizes oaths to the macy, chemistry, botany and natural hifmultitude, so as to take off the weight tory, as may be transmitted to them by of the teftimony,
the members of the society, or by any An ordinary man, for example, who ingenious and obliging correspondents : collects a turnpike toll, is called every That the physician of Greenwich hofweek to swear how much money he has pital, the demonftrator of anatomy, and received ; he shudders at firit with the B the lecturer of the materia medica, be, awe of an oath, and probably really ac- ex officio, of the committee : That the counts truly ; but the temptation of mo- meetings be held at the society's apartney in their hands and mere necessity (they ments, the firft Thursday in every month, being generally poor) makes them, per at fix in the evening. haps, take a hilling or two, and the fear of II. That as one confiderable purpose being turned out makes them support their of this undertaking is to pursue, particu-' account upon oath : Habit makes them larly, such branches of medical knowledge, familiar with swearing ; and what credit c as fall more immediately under
the obThould be given to such a man, should he servation of the navy surgeons, who may be examined relating to a robbery, or other be reasonably presumed to have advanmatter, by which life may be affected, in tages, for some particular disquisitions, a court of justice ?
peculiar to their fituation; such as -Will any one say, that custom-house an opportunity or enquiring into the nature oaths, election oaths, manor oaths, office of sea diseases, and any specifick or maoaths, and numberless other oaths will terial difference between them and those not familiarize the persons so to swearing at land ;---of obferving any particuas to have every ill effect ?
Dlar efteás of medicines at sea ;
-the In order therefore to prevent the incon- common effects of the principal opera. veniences that arise from the familiarity tions of surgery on that element; efpeciwith oaths, it, perhaps, might not be ally where any remarkable diversity oce improper to adminifter oaths only upon curs from their general events on thores the most folemn occafions, and that in a and any different success of the fame most serious and decent manner.
operations in different climates, at sea Thele great occafions Thould be in trials. and land ;-the effects of sea-air and before the courts of justice, as well to e diet in general, in various diseases, and the jurymen as the witnesses. Allo the the particular changes of the constitution, caths to his majesty, and all other oaths produced by them, under the co-operation for the support of his government. Oaths of different reasons and climates ;--the vaalso fould be administered by judices of rious ditempers endemick on their different the peace, in such cases as charge a capital ftations; and any remarkable diversity orime. On all other occasions whatsoever, in the symptoms, and the general event of where oarhs are now required, the person the disease, between natives and ftrangers, should be examined, instead of being with the usual method of treating such sworn, and should lign the examination F disease, or its ordinary supervening fympwith his hand, or his mark, instead of tom, by practitioners of the best note killing the hook, and swearing, So help and greatest experience in those countries, me God.
and the most frequent confequence of it. N. B. This alteration of the law is not - It is therefore Arongly recommended fo great as that made in favour of the to them to be carefully atter tive to those Quakers, by wirich, inftead of swearing very material articles : And further to im upon the book, they only affirm: And prove every opportunity of informing this, instead of swearing upon the book, themselves of the popular methods of treatis to declare under their hand-writing. Ging different difempers in those places,
where phyfick is little cultivated ;--of APLAN for collecting and publifning such attaining the natural history of the coud
Cases ard' Observations in PHYSICK, try ;---the weatiier ;----the animals i SURGERY, &c. as may be of general -plants (especially alt indigenous phyfical
commend to him, fuch meineandaires; THOMwondrous proof of nature's
1753. PLAN of the NAVY-SURGEONS, &c. ones) and fossils ; to endeavour matter is collected for one volume in oc. to discover the process and manufacture tavo, it hall be digested for the press, and of any drugs in it; -and to furnish published. themselves with the best collection of VI. That ench of the members, who such produ&tions, as they can conveniently tranfact the busines, of the committee, procure. And for the reception of any rare Mall have a copy on large paper of what. and useful materials as may be prefent- ever shall be printed ; thai fix copies, on ed, a proper room will be assigned, where- A the same paper, thall be deposited with the in the favour of all contributions fhall be society, for their use, and at their disposal : registered and carefully preserved, with That a golden medal be given annually, any history or defcription that may accom- as a prize to the author of the most useful pany such donations. Also every libe- paper, communicated to the committee, sality of the like nature, from any hand within the purpose of this plan. And disposed to lend its allisiance, 'will be that all expences, which the committee thankfully received.
fall find neceísary to the effectual conIII, That every member employed on duct and accomplishment of this underboard any of his majesty's ships appoint. B taking, thall be allowed out of the for ed to the Baltick, Mediterranean, Guinea, ciety's stock. East-Indies, America, or ellewhere, Mall favour the committee with a
To CELIA in tbe Country. By Mr. Boyce. seasonable notice of his voyage, that to prepare,
! and instructions, as they may judge ne- On whom my thoughts will roll, cessary for the service of the society, and C Whofe image sises ev'ry hour conducive to the laudable intention of this Srill lovelier to my soul : plan. But to prevent the multiplicity of Say, why the rural life you prize ? volumes, without adding to the stock of What joy can Celia tante, useful knowledge, it is agreed, that no Where Sol but just inlights the skies, other cases or observations in phyhck, To shew the wint'ry waste ? furgery, &c. Shall be published, but fuch as may be instructive in their own na- All fad appear the gloomy groves, ture, or rendered lo, by judicious and
All dull che leafels trees ; extensive reflections deduced from them, D No warblers tell their mutual loves, in order to the establishment or confirma. Nor Zephyrs waft the breeze ; tion of general axioms.
No flowrets Thed ambrogial sweets, IV, That all papers, substances or ar. No rill delights thine ear ; ticles, intended for the promotion of this No limpid brook chine eye intreats, design, be directed for the committee, To view thy beauties there. under cover, to Mr. Miliar, bookseller, in
3. the Strand, or delivered at the apart. E where late the verdant carpet spread, ments of the Navy Medical Society, in the Wide o'e the lawn was seen, Little Piazza, Covent Garden, every Wed- Through which the flow'rs uprear'd tireir nesday in the evening from fix to eight, head, with a direction where to address the * And dappling deck'd the green, author or correspondent, if a more par- Now crisped snow, and glite'ring frost ticular attestation of the facts, or an Invest the chearless ground, elucidation of any, circumstance of the And ev'ry charm of nature's loft cafe, may be judged requilite. That the f In ev'ry mead around. name of each author or correspondent shall be faithfully concealed, if required: A le&ure to the proud and gay, But all anonymous papers, where any
A needless one to you, Atress is laid on fa&ts, must be necessarily Each moral prospect feems to say, difregarded on this plan, without a satis- “ Life has its winter too." factory evidence of their reality.
Ye reptiles vain in beauty's fun, V. That if the publication of any thing, Reflect on what you see ; communicated to the committee, thall When youth's thort faithless summer's be deemed inconsistent with their plan, G
gone, in consequence of which the author Mali How hapless shall ye be! think himielf neglceed, or disingenuouny
S. dcale with, le may apply to tiem at plea- Now o'er the lawns the liunters fly, sure, to be informed of their motives for To trace the tim'rous hart, not publishing it, and may depend on receive While echo mocks the op'ning, cry, ing all reasonable satisfaction on their part. And fills the vocal air, And that as soon as proper and sufficient
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610 Poetical Essays in DECEMBER, 1753,
Great in the mimick art,
The tragick scene our pity draws,
And melts the hardest heart.
Ev'n Op'ra now the rafte alarms,
With wreaths of inerit crown'd;
And tones the soul with sound :
No more the seat of sense arraigns
Th' enchantment of the ear ;
Wit gives its fanction to the Rrains,
The judgment's rapt to hear.
Our various pleasures try';
With softvesz in thine eye.
And when, bright gleaming o'er the
Return to rural life again,
And reign the little queen.
And nymp!ıs trip o'er the lawn?
The weather to their minds to make.
To be accomplish'd with fuccefs':
And therefore moft the charge doclin'd,"
At length one, wiler than the relt,
A candidate himself profesd;
And he did frankiy take in hand
His word of honour he did give,
And promised (if he did live) and with oblivious night.
That they should have, when he was
plac'd, Deep in the wood's remote recels,
Such weather as they liked beft.
I The role is bright in yain ;
On this assurance, great and fm.all, Then mould you, born to shine and bless, Without delay, gave him a call; in ciudc remain ?
And soon as this was once obtain'd, Fiv, sy ! livre formal saçe delights,
With all dispatch he was ordain'd. Hither, sweet maid, repair !
Now, full of hopes, they all expect Here ev'ry sprightiy joy invites,
To see his promise take effect; That youth and lente can share.
But, to their disappointment fore,
The weather prov'd just as before. Here pleasure with her rosy wing,
Of this fome loudly did complain, Sil boods o'er fumething new :
(Now that they thought there hopes were Amusements here inceílant spring,
vain) As gracts rife in you.
And now their paftor they accus'd, Wico bavith'd from its sylvan feat, That he had grosiy them abus'd. Poy finds its heiter here' ;
Now fome, in secret discontent, Biris winter boste on downy feet,
Did their unhappy care lament ; and guids tre glooiny year.
Some to their patior ftraight repair'd,
And their complaint to him declar'd. Testre, where genius beams
He first did gravely reprimand Its unobtruded ray,
Their bold impatient demand ; bocre'oit in smiles dejection reems, Told them, they need not be afraid, and lorrow ende its day ;
For he'd make good what he had said.
Poetical ESSAYS in DECEMBER, 1753. 611
From ebe Gray's-INN JOURNAL.
OOR I, cors'd up and down from My readiness to gratify
shore to ihore, Your inclination, and to how
Sick, wet and weary, will to sea no more; My own veracity also,
Yet 'tis some comfort, tho' I quit the With your content, I chuse to hear
(made, The publick voice in this affair ;
That this last voyage with success is The point is delicate and nice,
The ship full laden, and the freight all And consequently needs advice, Let's call a meeting then, and fend
Since then for reasons I the stage give o'er, To warn the parish to attend :
And for your fakes--write tragedies no And, if you please, without delay,
(brain, We'll for the meeting fix a day.
Some other schemes, of course, postess my The motion was approv'd, and so
For he who once has eat,- must eat again. They all content away did go,
And left this lank, this melancholy phyz Muling, or talking, all the way,
Should grow more lank, more dismal than On the importance of the day.
(Atare! The day is come; the people meet,
A scheme I have in hand will make you And one another kindly greet;
Tho' off the stage, I ftill must be the play'r. Enters the pries, among the rest,
Still must I follow the theatric plan, Who thus the audience addreft:
Exert my comic pow'rs, draw all I can, My friends, the cause of this our meeting
And to each guest appear a diff'rent man. You all well know without repeating; I (like my liquors) must each palate hit, You'd have the weather at your will;
Rake with the wild, be sober with the ) promis'd, and will now fulfil,
(part-the wit. I must your sentiments consult,
Nay sometimes act 'my least becoming And of the farne know the result;
With politicians I must nod-seem full *Be pleased then to let me know
And act my best becoming part-the dull. How you would have the weather blow. My plan is this--man's form'd a social You, friend, (I know not yet your
Requiring converse by the laws of nature; Then stood up one, My name is James. And as the moon can raise the swelling Well, James, your judgment tell me flood, plain,
Or as the mind is influenc'd by the blood, What weather chuse you? I'm for rain, So--do I make myself well understood. You, honeft man : What is your name? I'm puzzled, faith-let us likeBayes agree Is it nor John ? The very same.
[fee it. Tlien, John, what say you ? I'm for You'll know my plot much better when you drought.
But truce with jeiting, let me now imAnd you, the next, your mind speak ont;
part Are you for rain, or for dry weather ? The warmo'erflowings of a grateful heart; Why'really, Sir, I'am for neither.
Come good, come bad, while life or For neithor,- say you, pray what then?
(part: You muit, my friend, yourself explain. My mind shall treasure up your favours Temperate weather I think beft.
And might one added boon encrease the Then lays one, Let the wind blow weft.
(thore: Nay, From the catt, another says,
With much less forrow should I quit this I'd have it blow, íor certain days.
To mine, as you have been to me, prove My friends, says he, this will not do
(behind; Who can give rain, and dryness too. If Protect the pledge, my fondness leaves Who can make east and weft unite
To you her guardians I resign my care, Or join what is so opposite
Let her with others your indulgence share ; It paties my abilities
Whate'er my fate; if this my wish prevails, To work impoflibilities.
'Twill glad the father, cho' the schemist At present you can not agree ;
fails, We therefore must dismiss, I fee. Gainst the next meeting make your
To Miss MACKLIN, on her father choice ;
and Metber's leaving ibe Stage. Speak your opinion with one voice ; Be of one mind : And tben i thall Give weather that will please you all. Majestick carriage, and polite address ;
SINCE Speightly wit, and humour you
612 IMPORTANT Advices from IRELAND.
App: Since you, as if by instinct, do inherit, bune to his coach, and conducted their Your father's genius, and your mother's glorious defender home, amidst repeated spirie;
acclamations, and the joyful shouts of With less regret the loss of them we bear, protected liberty. The sound of the trumWho left so rich a treasure in our care ;
pet was not wanting to proclaim the glad While with paternal fondness running o'er, tidings, which, as in an instant, reached To our protection he resigns his store;
the most diftant parts of the city ; joy Who but with inward sorrow must repine?
sparkled in every honen countenance, and Who could refuse an offer fo divine ? gladdened eyery honest heart : The blaze Thee to admire, encourage and reward,
of more than sooo bonfires illumined our Let ev'ry gen'rous Briton have regard, streets, which resounded with the grate. Togive that budding merit kindly heat, ful voice of multitudęs, whose rejoicings Which time with stealing hours shall make were only suspended by the approach of compleat ;
day. Such were the expressions, by which Then the rich produce we may hope to fee, a people, truly sensible of the inestimable of Oldfield's excellence reviv'd in thee. blenings of liberty, and the merits of When in the graceful dance thy footsteps thoie dienterested champions, wlio, with move,
a generous disregud of private intereft, Elegance bids each man of tafte approve. ro nobly contended for the publick, lestiEv'n things minute and trivial you adorn,
fied their gratirude and approbation ; and And make that please, which elie would which might have done honour to the anmcet our scorn.
(retire, tient Romans, those loos of freedom, even Thrice happy MACKLIN, who can thus whien their republick was at its highest And like the Plooix leave thy parent fire, pitch of glory and perfection., Which must as long as judgment rules the Tucsday, 18. The merchants and traders ball,
of this city presenred the following adGive spirit, life, and happiness, to all. . dre's, tigned by upwards of 109 of the
molt eminent (*100 names, for wast of A PANEGYRIC on VIRTUE.
room, we are obliged to omit) to Sir SANNOBLING virtue! ty transcendent
NUEL COOKE, Bart. one of our represen.
tative, in parliament, which he accepted Out-rates the treasures which the earth
with great politeness, testifying the signal As thou"rt from God an einanation pure, picarue he received by this publick mark Thy narire brightness ever Thall endure.
of approbation from fo respectable a body ; No Aah art thou, no feebic liglit foco done,
and alsuring them, that as it has hitherto A full gleam thou, inore lifting than tlie been his conftant endeavour to acquit him
Cheav'nly rays, relf of the sacred trust delegated to him More gay, more bright, thou dart'st thy
with fidelity and honour; so tould be on And each enlightend soul reficcts tliy every future occasion invariably parsue the praise.
fame great object, by supporting, to the In vice's garb, the beauteous fallly shine; utmost of his power, such measures, as *Adorn'd by thee, the homely lock divine : seem best calculated to promote and fecure Each thought within their minds is truly the true intereit and welfare of his confair,
To Sir Samuel Geske, Bart, one of the
Representatives in Parliament for the
bor City of Dublin, Nothing like rioting by thee is thewn :
SIR, Where e'er thou shin't no lewd dull things
In the present crisis of affairs, when the are known.
preservation of every thing truly valuable Politeness, honour, magnanimity,
calls for our utmont vigilance and circum. Peace, modesty, and candour, blaze in thee.
fpection, to maintain the principles of our
we the fubscribing merchants and traders
of the city of Dublin, cannot omit this
opportunity of testifying our entire apo Dublin, Monday, Dec. 17. probation of your conduct in parliament, HE grand question, which has so ge- as well in promoting the interest of this
city in particular, as in oppofing such attention of the publick, after a long debate, measures, as might prove fatal to the which lasted till 12 at night, was fina:ly de. welfare and liberty of the kingdom. termined in a manner bizhly agreeable to Our regard for the present and futura all friends of liberty and their country. generations, would cal} upon us to exThe populace, who impatiently waited the horti you to pertevere, did not the geneimportant decifion, carried the patriot tri.