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P. 557.613. An ample fortune, with the 19. Edward Bearcroft, Esq; M. P. for
Alexander Anderson, Efq; Banker, London.
Earl Carhampton to be Commander in haugh.
chief of the forces in Ireland, 2. At Dunse, Dr James Hall, physician. General Lord Adam Gordon to be Gover-Rev. James Lindsay, minitter of Kirk- nor of Edinburgh Castle, vice Earl of Eglinlifton, in the 85th year of his age.
ton, deceased. 4. At London, Kenneth Mackenzie, Esq; Lieut.-General Charles Rainsford to be Goof Cromarty.
vernor of Tinmouth, vice Lord Adam Gor: At Glasgow, Mrs Crawford, widow of don. the late John Hunter Spreule Crawford, Esq; Colonel Edward Morrison, of the Coldof Cowdenhill.
stream Guards, to be Governor of Chester, 5. William Ann Douglas, Esq; younger of vice Rainsford. Strathendrie.
Major-General George Nugent to be Cape - At Goodwood, in Sussex, her Grace the tain of St Maw's Castle, vice Morrison. Duchess of Richmond.
Mr Robert More, preacher of the gospel, 6. At London, Archibald Govan, Esq; to be minister of the parish of Oldhamstocks. At Houston Manse, the Rev. John
Aderdeen- George More, Esq;
Ayr-- John Ballantine, Esq;
Dundee-Alexander Riddock, Líq;
New Galloway-Hon. John Gordon.'
Perth-Alexander Fechney, Esq;
12. At Edinburgh, Mr John Paterson, Stirling-John Gilchrist, Esq;
Miss Smollet Rouet, only child of John Prices of Grain at Haddington, Nov. 25,
Whoat, 28s. Barley, 258.' Oats, 16s.
Edinburgh, Nov. 25. Oat-meal, is.
Bear-nieal, is. Pease-meal, rod.
PRICES OF STOCKS.
4 per cent. 72
regt. of foot.
796 A Mathematical and Philofophical An Effe&ual Cure for Çorns 796
Dictionary, &c. by Charles HutDeaths of Persons of Rank or Emi. ton, LL.D. nence in 1796
796 Account of the Royal Society of Biographical Account of James For- England dyce, D. D. 797 New PUBLICATIONS
841 Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons
798 To my Love
The Tempeft from Metaftafio
The Modern Tippling Philosophers 844
Castles in the Air
845 County of Lanark
801 Copy of a curious bill of the King's PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. Skinner, anno 1625
806 Commons---Cavalry bill On the Origin and Use of Naval Sig- Budget, Taxes, &c.
822 also of the operations in the West
854-860 tion, concluded
860 Address of General Washington on
Gold medal presented to the Ad. resigning the office of Prefident
mirals and Captains that were in of the United States
the action of the Il of June
mesbury and the French minifter,
Accounts of a French fleet in Ban-
Incidental occurrences, &c.
836 Report of the Weather
863 863 863
By ALLEN & WEST, No 16. Paternoster-row, London.
PATENT FOR CANAL LOCKS.
ON the ad of August, the specification of a patent was enrolled in the Petty Bag Office, by John Luke Efq; of Treviffes, in the county of Cornwall, for a new mode of lifting, drawing, and conveying loaded and light boats out of one canal into another, instead of the present mode by means of locks. The invention consists of an inclined plane, running from the surface of the upper that of the lower canal, with a system of machinery at the upper end of it, by which the boats are drawn up and let down the plane. The machinery consists of a water-wheel, that is turned by a stream let in upon it from the upper to that of the lower canal, with other wheels connected therewith, and with the rope that passes over a pulley, and connects with the carriage in which the boat is placed : also of a loaded vessel, called a tun, which asists and regulates the machinery, and whi! moves up and down a corresponding and parallel plane, but in a direction opposite to that of the boat. In case of a scarcity of water, the principal axle of the machinery is supplied with a hand-turn, which is of suffici ent power to answer the purpose of the water-wheel. The contrivances for lifting up and letting down the carriage of the boat, from the water surface of one canal to that of the other, is_simple, and well calculated for the purpose.
AN EFFECTUAL CURE FOR CORNS.
BATHE the part, if not inconvenient, in warm water, and apply an ivy leaf, which had been previously steeped for twenty-four hours in vinegar. Repeat the steeped leaf each day, till the corn is eradicated, and the space it occupied becomes smooth, which in most cases will happen in a week.
DEATHS OF PERSONS OF RANK OR EMINENCE IN 1796.
James MSPHERSON, M. P.-Abbe Raynall—Sir William Chambers-Sir Hugh Pallifer-Lord Somerville-Robert Burns, the poet-Profeffor Thomas Reid-Earl of Mansfield-Viscount Falkland-Hon. John Forbes, Gen. of marines--Sir George Howard-Sir Robert Pigot-Lord Alva-Earl of Eglin
-Lord Dreghorn-Lord John Cavendith-Earl of Glencairn-Lord Cranstoun_Lord Hervey-Lord Ballenden--Lieut. overnor Trapauda Alderman Picket, &c. &c.
Page 725, col. 2. line 9. from top, read Athol for Errol.
top of col. 2. read Good for Gordon,
BIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF JAMES FORDYCE, D. D:
AUTHOR OF THE SERMONS TO YOUNG WOMEN.
Twenye children, was one wife
, of bona cthis cccafione Di Fordyce took a
a Provost Fordyce, of Aberdeen. He re- step which was not so universally appro. la ceived his education at the Marischal ved of by his brethren the Dissenters :
college of that place, and early devoted he engaged to do the duty both of Mr of himself to the Ministry. His first pre- Toller and himself, and caused the foris in ferment, as least that he knew of, was mer to be ejected, without any charge
to be Minister at Brechin, where he against him (for he was a man of irreofficated as early as the year 1752. He proachable character) from his office in soon after became Minister of Alloa, the meeting. From this period, if we where he remained until about the year are not miloformed, the meeting itself1760. At that period he came to Lon- was less attended than before, and on don, and proposed himself as a canditate Dr Fordyce's feeling the infirmities of for a vacancy at the meeting in Carter- age growing on him, the congregation Lane, for which he was unsuccessful. by degrees dwindled away, and the On this occasion it was objected to him, house itself has been since shut up. Findas strangely inconsistent, for any person ing himself incapable of continuing his who had subscribed the articles of the exertions as a preacher, in the manner Scotch confession of Faith to offer him. he had been used, he retired, fielt into self in the character of a Minister to a Hampshire, and then to Bath, where he Dissenting congregation which had so died on Oct. ist, at the age of 75, acvery different a creed. This objection, cording to the accounts of some of the however, was not sufficiently powerful Daily Paper3. Dr Fordyce's first pubto prevent his being chofen as coadjutor lication was a preface to a posthumous of Dr Lawrence, to the pastorship at work of his brother David Fordyce, in Monkwell-street, where he continued a the year 1752, on the Art of Preaching. great number of years. In that year This Gentleman, the Author of Dialohe was honoured by the University of gues on Education, and a Treatise on Glasgow with the degree of Doctor in Moral philosophy, in Dodsley's PrecepDivinity.
tor, was originally designed for the In May 1771 he married Miss Hen- Church, and was for some time a Preachrietta Cummyng, and in 1775, was
After a successful tour through involved in a dispute with his coadjutor, France, Italy, and several parts of Euthe Rev. Tho. Toller, son-in-law of Dr rope, when he was almost at home, and Lawrence, at first, as it appears by the his friends stood ready with open arms letters published on the occasion, on ac- and joyful hearts to receive him, he loft count of the omission of some ceremo- his in its full prime, by a storm on nials of politeness, which, by want of the coast of Holland, in September 1751. mutual conceffions increased, until the His death is pathetically noticed by Vol, LVIII.
Dr Fordyce, in one of his Addresses to before the General Assembly of the Church the Deity.
of Scotland, May 25th, 1760. Svo. 1760.
6. A Sermon, occafioned by the death of The following is a List of Dr For the Rev. Dr Samuel Lawrence, who depart
ed this Life O&, 1, 1760. With an Address dyce's Works:
at his interment. 8vo. 1760. 5. The Eloquence of the Pulpit. An Or
7. Sermons to Young Women. 2 Vols, dination fermon. To which is added, Ą 12mo. 1766. charge. 1752.
8. The Character and Conduct of the Fe. 2. An Essay on the Adion proper for the male Sex, and the Advantages to be derived pulpit. 12mo.
hy young Men from the Society of virtuous Both these are printed at the end of “ The- Women. A Discourse in Three Parts. De.
odorus. A Dialogue concerning the livered Monkwell. ftreet Chapel, Jan. 8.
1755. 9. Addresses to young Men. 2 Vols. 12mo. The Methods of promoting Edification 1777. by Public Institutions. An ordination ser. To. The delusive and persecuting Spirit of
To which is added, a charge. Izmo. Popery. A Sermon preached in Monkwell. 1754•
street, on toth Feb, being the Day appointed These were delivered at the Ordination for a General Feft. 8vo. 1779.
of Mr John Gibson, Minister of St Ni- 11. Charge delivered in Monkwell-ftreet nian's May 9, 1754.
Meeting. At the ordination of the Rev. 4. The Temple of Virtue : A dream. James Lindsey. 8vo. 1783. 12mo. 1747. The ad Edit. much altered. Printed with the Sermon preached by Dr Izmo. 1775
Hunter on that occasion, The Folly, Infamy, and Misery of 12. Addresses :o the Deity, Immo. 1755, Onlawful Pleasure. A Sermon. Preached 13. Poenis, 12mo. 1786.
ANECDOTES OF DISTINGUISHED PERSONS.
Britain are always best supported by Hume liaving asserted in his Hif- men of war." tory of England, that if ever the na- The following pi&ture of fanaticism, tional debt came up to one hundred mil- as given by Hume, is perhaps the beft bons this country would be ruined, was key to the character of Cromwell, and asked by a friend, how he could make the leading persons of that age, that has such a mistake, feeing that the debt was yet been given : then far above that fum, and likely to “ Hypocrisy," says he, “ quite pure, be much more? “ Owing to a mistake, and free from fanaticism, is perhaps as Sir, (says he), common to curilers -by rare as fanaticism entirely purged from profellion, who are often obliged 10 a. all mixture of hypocrify : fo congenial dopt statements on the avihority of o. to the human mind is all religious fentither people."
ment, that 'tis impossible to counterfeit When Hume was complimented Ly long those holy fervours, without feela rolle marquis now living, on the cor. ing some share of the affumed warmth ; rectness of his style, particularly in his -and, on the other hand, so precarious History of England, he observed, “ lf and temporary, from the frailty of bu. he had fhewo any peculiar correctness, man rature, is the operation of those
was owing to the uncommon care le spiriival views, that the religious extatook in the execution of his work, as fies, if constantly employed, must often he wrote it over three times besote lie le counterfeit, and must be warped by fent it to the press."
the most familiar motives of interest and On the appointment of the late Field. ambition, which infensibly gain upoa Marshal Conway to be Secretary of State the mind." in the year 1706, Hume was afred, if EARL OF GUILDFORD he was not much furprised that a general This very amiable (though politically oficer fiould have that pronotion. unfortunate) cobleman went into bu fi“ Not at all, Sir (feys Hume);- nefs very carly in life, and attached himconsider the political joterens of Great * Prime Minister during the American war.