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granting a supply to his Majesty, it was house resolved itself into a committee to resolved to go into a committee upon consider of the supply. This committee the motion on the 13th; to which day was continued by several adjournments the house at their rising adjourned. On to the 20th of May, and came to several the 13th the committee came to a re- resolutions which upon report were asolution, which was next day agreed to greed to by the house. By these resonem.con. That a fupply should be grant- lotions the following supplies were granted to his Majesty; and on the 15th the ed. [xviii. 435.]
so d. go
I. For expences incurred and not provided for. 1. For defraying the extraordinary expences of his Majesty's land-forces, and other Services incurred in 1.756
111,570 19 7 2 2. Towards defraying the exceedings of the office of ordnance for land-fervice for 1756
228,196 4 70 3. For defraying the remainder of ditto exceedings
4 o 4. Upon account, for defraying the charges incurred by supporting and maintaining the settlement of Nova Scotia in 17559
an act made in the lalt feffion of parliament, and charged upon the supe
1,303,017 to 6 2 II. For the service of the current year, 1757. 7. For 55,000 seamen, including 11,419 marines, and the ordnance for feaservice
2,860,000 0 8. For the ordinary of the navy, including half-pay to the sea-officers, 223,939 7 7 9. Towards the buildings, rebuildings, and repairs of his Majesty's ships 200,000 10. For 49,749 land-forces, including 4008 invalids, in G. Britain, Guernsey, and Jersey
and for provisions for the garrisons in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Gib-
423,963 16 10 o
47,060 15 10 O 13. For the charge of the office of ordnance for land-service
161,557 14. For the charge of two highland battalions of foot to be raised
ving in North America and the East Indies, and augmenting Maj.-Gen.
and regiment of horse, reduced, and for the superannuated gentlemen of
3,321 16 3 O 19. For half-pay to certain staff-officers of the late garrison of Minorca, viz.
the secretaries to the governor of the island, the captain of the ports there,
30,000 21. Upon account, towards the support of Greenwich hospital
spital to be erected thereon for the reception of sick men belonging to his
to receive all children under a certain age, to be by them limited, that
to carry into execution the good purposes for which they were incorporated 30,000
leading from Cockspur-strect to the paslage in Spring-garden leading to
5,346,904 II 3 25. Towards the further enabling the faid commissioners to purchase houses
and grounds, for widening the ways, and making more safe and com-
houses of parliament, the courts of justice, and We minder bridge 10,000 0 26. Upon account, for repairing and finishing a road, proper for the paslage of
troops and carriages, from Carlifle to Newcastle upon Tyne, whereof
3,0000 37. Upon account, to be paid to the East-India company, towards enabling
them to defray the expence of a military force in their settlements, to
10,000 29: Upon account, for defraying the charges of the civil establishment, &c. of Georgia, from June 24. !756 to June 24. 1757
3,557 10 30. Upon account, for supporting and maintaining the colony of Nova Scotia 28,7825 31. Upon account, to be paid to such persons, and in fach manner and by
such proportions as his Majesty faall direct, for the use and relief of
50,000 2. Upon account, to enable his Majesty to defray any extraordinary çxpences
of the war, incurred or to be incurred, for the fervice of the year 1757;
6,472,251 6 III. For foreign fubfidies, pay to foreign troops, &c. 33. For the charge of 8605 foot, with the general and Itaff officers, the train
of artillery, and officers of the hospital, Hanoverian troops, in the pay
of G. Britain, from Dec. 25. 1756 to Feb. 24, 1757, both inclusive 33,025 I 60 34. For the charge of 5726 foot, with the officers, artillery, and hospital
, ditto troops in dicto pay, from Feb. 25. 1757 to March 26. following, both inclusive
92494 3 90 35. For the expence of the march in Germany of the troops of Hanover, in
the pay of G. Britain, both at their coming here, and their return back 31,959 15 00 36. For the charge of 6544 foot, with the general and staff officers, and train
of artillery, Heflian troops, in the pay of G. Britain, from Dec. 25. 1756
23,335 17 II O 37. from Feb. 25. 1757 to April 26. following, both inclusive
22,959 10 38.
from April 27. 1757 to May 27. following, both inclusive, being thirty-one days
11,667 18 11 2 Towards defraying the charge of German pay, ditto troops, in ditto pay,
Foot, with the general and staff-officers, and train of artillery, 39. 6600 from May 28. to Dec. 24. 1757
46,597 9 3300 from April 22. to Dec. 24. 1757
27,273 14 Horse, with the officers of the hospital, 41. 1400 from April 27. to Dec. 24. 1757
25,078 42. 700 from Aug. 23.10 Dec. 24. 1757
6,119 9 43. For defraying the charge of remount and levy money
700 3300 foot, ditto troops, in ditto pay, pursuant to treaty
37,296 17 60 44. For making good his Majesty's engagements with the Landgrave of HelseCaflel, pursuant to creary
60,766 ! 45. For defraying the charge of an advanced subsidy, at the rate of 150,000
crowns a-year, due to ditto, pursuant to treaty, from Aug. 6. 1756 to
April 27. 1757, the day when ihe cavalry enters into the pay of G. Britain 26,007 3 6. 46. For defraying the charge of the remaining moiety of remount-money for
1400 horse, pursuant to treaty, payable April 27. 1757, the supposed day when the cavalry took the field
13,475 Carried forward
375,056 4 4 2
375,056 4 4 2 47. For assisting his Majesty in forming and maintaining, during the present
year, an army of observation, for the just and necessary defence and pre-
-Dec. 23. art. 10. 11. 12. 33. 36.Jan. 17. art, 8. 13. 21. 22. 23. -Jan. 20. art. 2.
-March 7. art.9. 15. 16. 17. 18.- March 10. art. 3. 4. 5. 26. 30.March 29. art. 6. 35.- -April 4. art. I.
-April 25. art. 38.-May 10. art. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46.- -May 19. art. 24. 27. 1 28. 31. 32.May 21. art. 19. 25.
[To be continued.]
Abstract of the account of the NATIONAL DEBT, as it stood Jan. 5. 1757.
For a full account we refer to our preceding volume (xvič. 434.). In this abstract we insert only the alterations. Sum of the national debt Jan. 5. 1756
L. 72,949,986 8 2 1
2,900,000 Sum of the national debt Jan. 5. 1757
74,780,886 Annual interest or other charges paid for the same
2,673,140 7 ILO
The TEMPLE of VIRTUE, a dream; been left alone by his pupil, and to have
strolled into a summer-house, and there JAMES FORDyce, minifier at Alloa.
In this sleep the farther toil of his mind TO this dream there is an introduce was anticipated by a dream ; which he
tion, by which it appears, that wrote down next morning for the use of the author intended it chiefly for the ine his pupil, and of which the following is struction and improvement of young an epitome. minds of a giddy and gay turn, to whom Methought I was suddenly transgrave admonition and dry argument ported into the palace of Pleasure; where, would have been too irksome to produce in spite of the magnificence of the manany good effect. It contains an account fion, and the specious charms of the of his having been appointed tutor to a goddess, I discovered, on a close attenyoung person of such a disposition, and tion, such affectation and illusion in both, of several conversations with him ; in with such distress in many of her votaone of which a thought was started of ries, ill concealed under artificial smiles, personifying Virtue in an allegory. that I broke away with a mixture of disThe author is then supposed to have dain and horror, and made what halte VOL. XIX,
I could from the place. I had not gone of the neighbouring wood; how others far when I was met by a good old man, wander up and down from one bower of who gives directions to all travellers that the garden to another, forforn and disare willing to be directed, and who was tracted; whilst many of them are drag. called the Genius of Education. Percei- ged away to a dirty cave, which con ving me pensive, he inquired into the cealed from those who enter into her pa. caufe. I told him where I had been, lace, called the Cave of Poverty. Not and what I had observed ; and added, far from thence, you may perceive a that being myself a young traveller in strong prison, the House of Discipline. It queft of Happiness, I was uncertain which is kept by two frightful beings, called way to take.
He looked at me with Punishment and Terror, who inflict toil, generous compaffion, and bade me fol. and pain, and disgrace, on fuch matelow him. He conducted me along a factors as are delivered into their hands. winding path up a hill, on the top of ** But now, cast you eye again over which we found an open pavilion, which the country. It is divided into fundry commanded a prospect of the whole districts, lying in a circle round the pacounty round. As we approached, we lace of Pleasure. In their respective cena perceived an old man sitting in a musing tres stand the feats of her principal minipofture, on a chair of polished metal, fers. On one lide you see the mansion which cait an uncommon lustre about of Luxury, adorned with all the extravahim, and reflected the images of sur- gance of art." And here he desired me tounding objects. He held in his hand to mark with particular care an outlet a telescope; and my guide informed me, from the gardens leading dire&tly to the that his name was Contemplation; that Cave of Poverty. he was one of the eldest sons of Wisdom; Then turning the telescope to another and that he was placed on that hill by side, “ Yonder,” said he, " is the abode Virtue, the fovereign of a great adjoin. of Intemperance. It resembles a great ing empire, to direct those who were inn, to which passengers are continually travelling towards her temple.
crouding. You may observe, that hard As we entered his pavilion, he rose, ly any come out with the same counte. and came forward to receive as. Being nance or Mape with which they went in, Itruck with reverence, I was at first fi. but are transformed into the likeness of lent. But at length I told him where I different beails. At a little distance is had been, and whither I was going. a large hospital, into which the poor Contemplation faid, that if I would trust wretches are thrown from time to time; myself to his care, he would conduct and condemned to fickness, pain, and me. Having joyfully accepted his of- putrefaction." fer, and being warmly recommended to He next thewed me the tower of Am. him by my first guide, he led me to the bition, built on the top of a very high brow of the hill, from whence we could hill. « Thither," said he, “ descry a wide extent of country below, hold multitudes climbing from different and innumerable travellers crolling it by quarters, ftruggling who shall get forea thousand different roads. ** That large most, and pushing down those before tract," said he, “which you see to the them. On one side of it is a steep and left, so variegated with hills, and dales. 'flippery precipice, from which the most and groves, and streams, and so full of part, after having with infinite toil and inhabitants and travellers, is the domi. contention gained it, tumble headlong nion of a powerful forceress, who affects into a bottomless gulf, and are never to be called Pleasure, but whose true heard of more. On the other side is a name is Vice. You see her palace, and secret path, which grows broader by to confirm you in your opinion of her degrees, at che entrance of which stands chai acter, you may observe," defiring a smooth artful villain called Corruprion. zne to look through a telescope; “how The path, after winding up the hill, some of her votaries are lost in the mazes leads down again hy a straight defcent,
till it terminates in the Dungeon of Infamy. be there.” My guide approved of my
6 The valley below is possessed by ardour; but, to prevent presumption, Vanity, whose district is still better peo- told me that I should fill meet with pled than the others. She allures most considerable difficulties in the road, travellers, by promising to lead them to and then led me down the hill, the palace of her mistress through the We were no sooner got to the foot of temple of Fame. Those who are decoy, it, than I began to find his predictions ed by her, are generally consigned over true. For after forcing our way through to the scoffs of Ridicule, who derides thickets with no little trouble, we came their folly, and then shuts them up in to a road that lay all up-hill, and apthe Cell of Contempt.”
peared abrupt and craggy. These in After this, Contemplation pointed out conveniencies, though I had been warn, to me, in a remote corner of the coun- ed of them, discouraged me; try, that looked as if it had been dis- being impatient to get clear of them, / joined from all the rest, a castle, which hurried on before my guide. But the he said was inhabited by an old usurer fafter I went, the more I was perplexed. named Avarice, who though a chief re- And indeed the path was fo narrow, tainer to Vice, yet refused to acknow. that I easily deviated into by-roads ; ledge her by the name of Pleasure. “An which I was the more tempted to do by iron gate is the only entrance. It is se, the approach of some persons of a grave cured within by many strong bolts, and appearance, who told me they were goguarded without by Hunger and Anxiety, ing the same way, and were retainers to who let none pass into the calle, till the goddess to whose temple I was tra. they have served a sufficient time in an velling. outer yard, where some are digging, The first I met was dressed in a plain some hewing stones, and others carry- garb. He had a blunt demure aspect, ing heavy burdens. It is remarkable, somewhat inclining to the fullen, inthat from the lowest cellar of the house veighed ftrongly against the manners there is a longe fubterraneous paffage to of the country from which I came, the Cave of Poverty.”
spoke of the folly and knavery of manThen directing my eye to the right kind with great acrimony, and told me fide of the hill, he ihewed me a country that many were professed, but few or fpacious and noble, but hilly, and of none real friends to Virtue. He called difficult access. I perceived fewer tra- himself Honefly, and bade me follow him, vellers in it than in the other, which I offering to conduc me che shortest way had just been viewing: yet there were to her temple. I was glad to accept more than at first appeared. At the his offer ; but quickly repented; for he farther end of it, I descried a magnifi- led me through worse thickets than those cent temple. " That country,” said I had already passed, where I was torn my guide, “ is the dominion of Virtue; with the briers on every side. This in which the inhabitants are inured to made me resolve to follow him no long, labour, but reap the fruits of it in er. His true name I found afterwards health of body, and tranquillity of was Cynical Sourness. mind. These roughnesses and precipi- Upon his leaving me, there advanced ces which you fee, are chiefly in the a ftill more homely figure. He had entrance. As you advance it grows mortified visage, with a matted beard more smooth. The temple which you which reached down to his middle, was descry is that of the goddess, where she clad in sackcloath girt with a rope, and receives and rewards her faithful voia- was bare-footed. The name he assuries, who enjoy, beyond the power of med was Temperance, though I undertime and forrow, that Happiness which itood afterwards that he was Monki you pursue."-"Oh blefied votaries !" Aufierity. Notwithitanding his form cried I; " oh glorious temple ; this mo- and air
were in many respects none of ment let us hatten thither, før I long to the most engaging, yet as he profesies