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happy accident happened. After he my walled garden. A single grain of
had been in the house a few hours, and wheat that was set in November, pro-
paid his respects of condolence to the duced in August last 142 ears, from
widow, he desired one of the servants three to fix inches long, and the product
to shew him the corpse. The lid of the of these ears was 5600 grains. The
coffin was removed; he gave a look or governor and abundance of people have
two, and then ordered it to be replaced. been to see the stalk and the produce,
But happening to touch the flesh with both which I preserve as a curiosity for
his hand, he thought he felt a warmth the farmers and naturalists."—What
unknown to a body fo long dead. He is perhaps equally extraordinary, from
applied, but there was no pulse. Yet one slice of a potatoe set lait spring by
not satisfied, he waited some time ; then Simon Machoy, a farmer at Park, near
touched, and observed the heat to gain Tuam, in Ireland, there proceeded 84
considerably. Within an hour he plain- ftalks, which produced 965 potatoes.
ly found the pulse to beat: he directly Baron Rantzau, envoy-extraordinary
ordered a warm bed, and had the bo- from his Danish Majesty, had his audi-
dy put into it. Whilst this was doing, ence of leave of the King O&t. 18.; and
he went to the lady, My dear niece, the same day Baron Bothmar, his fuc-
fays he, entering the room, “ be of ceflor in the same character, had his first
comfort: I have seen the corpse, touche private audience of his Majesty.
ed, and discovered warmth in it, watch Dr Bradley viewed the present comet
ed the gradations of returning life, am [489.) with his inftrument which he
satisfied of its certainty, and come to calls a sector, on Sunday morning, Oc-
give you joy that your dearest husband tober 9. before fun-rising, and found it

All this while the lady listen- near the equino&ial, with upwards of
ed to him with an attentive surprise, eleven hours right afcenfion; and that
mixed with a seeming pleasure ; but as day declared, that it is not the comet 2-
soon as he had finished, the food some bout this time expected, having neither
time motionless, her eyes were bent on the motion nor the inclination of its tra-
vacancy, and before he could catch her in jectory the same with that comet.
his arms the dropt upon the floor, and ne It was reported on 'Change, Oct. 24.
ver spoke afterwards, but was interred that a cartel-ship, arrived at Dover from
in the very grave intended for her hus. Calais, had brought an account, that
band; who recovered from the trance orders had been given at all the sea.
he had laid in, was restored to health, ports of France, to stop every ship which
and is now alive; but from the most came from Lisbon, as the plague had
volatile, changed to the most melancho- broke out there O&t. 2. and carried off
lic disposition of any man living. Thus 4 or 500 people a-day. Next day ap-
(says the Abbé) we see this lady depri- peared in the papers the following copy
ved of life by sudden joy, when sudden of an affidavit. - Dover, Oct. 23. Sun-
grief could not effect it.

day evening. William Star, master of At a late quarterly court of the British the Minerva cartel-floop, just arrived lying-in hospital for married women, from Calais, maketh oath, That about London, it appeared, that from Dec. 7. half an hour after fix o'clock in the 1749, the time of first admitting wo- ' morning, being about an hour before his men, to O&. 19. 1757, 2854 women departure from the same place, he was had received orders of admiffion. Great made acquainted by Mons. Pourquet, the part of them were the wives of soldiers French commissary, that the plague was and sailors ; the reft those of reduced broke out at Lisbon; and that in ortradesmen, poor mechanics, labour. der to make it the fooner known in

France, about thirty expreffes had been A letter from Guernsey, figned J. dispatched from Paris to all the French Tupper, gives the following account. sea-ports; and said that it would be pro"I have had a surprising production in ‘per that he the said William Star fhould


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make it known to the court of England rise to this report, was an epidemical on the instant of his arrival at Dover or distemper breaking out at Almeida, on elsewhere. And he the said William the confines of Portugal, which carried Star also maketh oath, That he saw the off a considerable number of persons in messenger who did arrive at Calais about a few days. All communication was one o'clock in the morning, discour- immediately stopped, and troops were fing with Mons. Pourquet in his office, ordered both from Spain and Portugal though he did not speak to him on ac to prevent its spreading. But, upon a count of his business. WILLIAM Star. narrow examination, the distemper did Sworn before me, Hughes Minett. not appear to be contagious, so that they On receiving this intelligence, Mr Se- were under no uneafiness about it. cretary Pitt issued an order to the post About the iniddle of September the masters-general, that they should forth- following advertisement appeared in the with fend necessary orders, that in case Daily Advertiser. “Wanted, a single any packet-boat should arrive from Lif. gentlewoman of education, whose want bon at Falmouth, no person or thing of fortune and friends render her willing should be allowed to come or be sent to look after the family of a single genthence on shore, till further orders; and tleman in the country, which consists of orders were sent to all the fea-ports, to two maid-servants, a coachman, and a oblige all fhips from Lisbon to perform footman. As the gentleman will have quarantine. But before the order of the no other domestic to converse with, the postmasters - general could reach Fal- person who offers must have a taste for mouth, a Lisbon packet had arrived at our polite English authors, and be genthat port,

and had landed her mail. The teel enough to receive company, and yet mail was dispatched for London ; but willing to use her needle with respect to was stopt at Staines in Middlesex, and. shirts, &c. And as the gentleman does secured, in virtue of the aforemention. not approve of the fourness which ated order. One loose letter brought by tends age, and yet wants a person of disthe packet, dated, Lisbon, 04. 13. was cretion and sense, no one will be acbrought forward, and opened ; in which cepted under twenty nor more than thirno mention was made of any infectious ty years of age. And as this method is diftemper being broke out at Lisbon. really taken to serve both the gentleman There being reason thence to presumę, himself, and a woman of politeness and that if the mail were opened, an entire merit who wants assistance, no one of confirmation would be obtained of the the town will be treated with on the oce falsehood of the report concerning the casion. Direct to, &c. Secrecy and plague, an order of council was issued, honour will be observed.” Od. 28. directing, that the mail should A gentleman has caused a marble to be opened, the letters purified and in. be erected in St Anne's church-yard, spected, and report made to the King London, for the late King Theodore, in council of the state of health at Lil Baron Newhoff, with the following in, bon, as it should appear upon such in- fcription, spection. All u hich was done, and the

Near this place is interred seport made on the 31st; whence it ap

THEODOR E King of Corsica, peared, that there was not any suspicion

Who died in this parith, Dec. 11. 1756,

Immediately after leaving of a contagious distemper being at Life

The king's-bench prison, bon at the time the packet was dispatch By the benefit of the act of insolvency: ed thence: Another order of council

Io consequence of which was ified of that date, directing the He registered his kingdom of Corsica

For the use of his creditors, letters brought by the mail to be forthwith delivered, and revoking the order The grave, great teacher, to a level brings, issued for stopping any vessels that had Heroes and beggars, galley-slaves, and kings;

But Theodore this moral learn'd ere dead, arrived or dould arrive from Lisbon.. Fate pour’d its lesions on his living head, According to lateit advices, what gave Beltow a kingdom, and dery'd bim bread.

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Dr Swift, for the support of idiots and On Sunday, Sept. 25. the Duke of lunatics, was opened on Monday, Bedford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Sept. 26. at which time four female paarrived at the castle of Dublin, where tients were admitted [vii. 494.). This his Grace received the sword of state establishment, says Lord Orrery, is refrom the Lords Justices, and afterwards markably generous ; as the unhappy the compliments of the nobility, &c. persons who receive the benefit, must for

The parliament of Ireland met O&. 11. ever remain insenlible of their benefactor. The Lord Lieutenant, in his speech to The draughts for America sailed from both houses, says, among other things, Corke, in fifteen transports, on Sunday Heavy as the expence of this war has Oct. 23. confisting of 2500 men. been, I have nothing in command from The following exhortation was read his Majesty to ask, but the usual supplies. lately in the several Roman Catholic

-You will consider the state of the char- chapels in Dublin. ter-schools, and what further fteps may IT is now time, Christians, that you

be taken to strengthen the Protestant in return your molt grateful thanks to PF terest, and to promote the linen manu. the almighty God, who, after visiting

facture, which must be considered as the you' with a scarcity which approached staple of this kingdom. It were also to near onto a famine, has been graciously be ed, that some method might be pleased, like a merciful father, to hear found out, to prevent the calamities your prayers, and feed you with a pleno which are the necessary consequences of tiful harvest. Nor ought you to forget

a want of corn in Ireland, which have those kind benefactors, who, in the 1:25 been, in part, felt this last year, and to severest times, mindful only of the pu

which this country has been too often blic good, generally belowed, without and exposed."

A fuitable return was any distinction of persons, those large made in the addresses to the King and charities, by which thousands were prethe Lord Lieutenant. In the latter served, who otherwise must have mise. mention is made of his Grace's attention rably perished the victims of hunger and to the necessities of the poor (320.]. On poverty. We ought especially to be this head the Commons express them. most earnest in our thanks to the chief

selves thus. " The Protestant charter. governors and magiftrates of the kingsa schools, and our linen manufacture, so dom, and of this city in particular, who och strongly recommended to us by your on this occasion proved the fathers and

Grace, deferve' our utmost attention, saviours of the nation. and cannot fail to be attended with im. But as we have not a more effectual

provement and success under your method of shewing our acknowledge Ek Grace's influence and protection. Your ments to our temporal governors, than Ja Grace's early and charitable attention by an humble, peaceful, and obedient dar to the necessities of the poor of this behaviour; as hitherto, we earnestly ex4 country in their late distresses, and pre- hort you to continue in the same hap

caution to guard against the like cala- py and Christian dispositions; and thus mities for the future, have clearly shew- by degrees you will entirely efface in

ed, that in that heart where true no- their minds those evil impreslions which h

tions of liberty are firmly rooted, hu- have been conceived so much to our manity and every amiable virtue must prejudice, and industriously propagate i refide."

by our enemies. A series of more than On the roth of O&tober a proclama- fixty years, spent with a pious refignation was published by the Lord Lieute- tion under the hardships of very severe nant and council, for continuing a pro. penal laws, and with the greatest thank. clamation of Dec. 13. 1756, to prohi- fulness for the lenity and moderation bit the exportation of corn, malt, meal, with which they were execúted ever flour, bread, biscuit, and starch. fince the accession of the present royal The hospital founded at Dublin, by family, is certainly a fact which mit VOL. XIX.

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outweigh, in the minds of all unbiassed and compassion towards us. persons, any misconceived opinions of to be more earnest at this juncture in the do&rine and tenets of our holy our fupplications to Heaven, as some church.

very honourable personages have enYou know that it has always been couraged us to hope for a mitigation of our constant practice, as ministers of the penal laws. Pray then the AlmighJesus Christ, to inspire you with the ty to give a blefling to these their gene. greatest horror for thefts, frauds, mur sous designs, and to aid their counfels ders, and the like abominable crimės, in such a manner, that whilft they intend as being contrary to the law of God and to assist us, like kind benefactors, they nature, destructive of civil fociety, and may not, contrary to their intentions, condemned by our moft holy church ; by mistaking the means, most irretriewhich, fo far from juftifying them on vably destroy us. the score of religion, or any other pre To conclude, be just in your dealings, text whatsoever, delivers the unrepent- sober in your conduct, religious in your ing authors of such criminal practices practice, avoid. riots, quarrels, and tuover to Satan,

mults, and thus you will approve yourWe are no less zealous than ever in felves good citizens, peaceable subjects, exhorting you to abstain from curfing, and pious Chriftians. fwearing, and blaspheming; detestable

SCOTLAND vices, to which the poorer fort of our people are most unhappily addicted, Days of thanksgiving for the good har. and which must one time or other bring vest have been appointed by the synod down the vengeance of Heaven upon of Glasgow and Air, and other synods. you, in fome visible punishment, unless There has been a great take of ber. you absolutely refrain from them. It rings this season on the west coast, as is probable that from hence some peo. well as in the Forth. [492.] ple have taken occafion to brand us They write from Aberdeen, that on with this infamous calumny, that we Wednesday, Oa. 19. about eight o' need not fear to take false oaths, and clock at night, the people who were consequently to perjare ourselves, as if leading their corns in the fields, were we believed that any power upon earth suddenly surprised with a large meteor could authorise such damnable practic or ball of fire, which darted itself with ces, or grant dispensations for this pur- great velocity towards the east, and il. pose. How unjust and cruel this charge luminated the whole visible hemisphere. is, you know by our instructions to you Its blaze was but short; and all the ho. both in public and private, in which rizon, which before was pretty clear, we have ever condemned such doctrines of a sudden became cloudy. Some flashes as false and impious. Others, likewise, of lightning, and a peal of thunder, fol. may easily know it from the constant lowed foon after. behaviour of numbers of Roman Ca An advertisement has been thrice tholics, who have given the Atrongest published in the London gazette, dated, proofs of their abhorrence of those te- Whitehall, 08. 11. and signed Hole nets, by refusing to take oaths, which, DERNESSE, bearing, That it had been however conducive to their temporal in. humbly represented to the King, that terest, appeared to them entirely repug. fome weeks before the date, a libel was nant to the principles of their religion. pafted up in a very public place in the

We must now intreat you, dear Chri- city of Edinburgh, falsely accufing the ftians, to offer up your most fervent magiftrates, and some of the principal prayers to the almighty God, who dealers in grain in that city, as guilty holds in his hands the hearts of kings of male-practices in relation to the prices and princes ; beseeching him to direct of grain, and inviting the mob to rise, the counsels of our rulers, to inspire and murder them all; and that many them with sentiments of moderation incendiary and seditious letters had fince


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been sent to the magiftrates and dealers, and some of the other inhabitants. His

Captures, &c. by British men of war, &c. Majesty's pardon is promised to any of Taken from the London Gazette. the accomplices in the faid facts who Thall discover the author or writer of the THE Guernsey and Lyme arrived at Leghorn said libel or letters, so as he, or any thence four French prizes, viz. two from the of them, may be apprehended, and Levant, one of which, from Alexandretta, is convicted thereof; and a reward of gol: Marseilles

, which had been taken by Adm. Of

said to be worth about 25,000 1.; and two from is likewise promised to the person or per. borne's Squadron, a few weeks before, near the fons who mall make such discovery, to island of Sardinia. be paid by the Lords of the Treasury upon the conviction of one or more of

Taken from other papers. the persons guilty. [490, 91.)

By the Essex and the Leostoffe : A privateer of Robert Schaw, a foldier in Holmes's St Maloes, of 16 guns, carried into Plymouth.

By the Augusta : A French Ihip for Millilippi, foot, was shot in Leith links, for deser. with provisons and warlike stores. tion, Oct. 19.

By Adm. Osborne's squadron: A French priAbout the middle of October a nu. vateer of 16 guns, carried into Gibraltar. merous company met at Kelso to take

By the squadron at Jamaica : The Philipeau, the diversion of hunting. They had Allery, from Martinico for Cape François, car

Delborie; L'Aventure, Grimball; and Mariana, fine sport. The hunting continued se ried into Jamaica. veral days, and they had assemblies at By the Flamborough: A French prize of 8 night. Among the persons of distinc. guns and 28 men, brought into the Downs. tion present were the Duke of Hamil.

By the Wolf Noop and the Flamborough's ton, the Earls of Kellie, Haddington, and 22 men, taken; and the Pennington, Sweet

prize: A French privateer of 2 guns, 6 swiveks, Galloway, and Aboyne, Lord Aber apple, from London for Plymouth, retaken; dour, Mr Lockhart of Carnwath, and both brought into the Downs. Mr Murray of Philiphaugh.

By the Ils: The Summer, a French privateer, By an act of the town.council of E. of 6 guns and 54 men, carried into Portsmouth. dinburghof Aug. 31. 1757,

By Adm. Hawke's squadron: The Ross, Gra

perfons who will bring certificates of their mont, from Bayonne for St Domingo, sent to

Guernsey. good character, and will satisfy the ma By the Rochester and the Unicorn: The Prince giftrates that they have sufficient horses de la Borde, a privateer of 10 guns, carried into and carriages, may, upon finding cau. Plymouth. tion in the council-chamber for their ho.

By Com. Moore at Antigua : A large French

privateer, carried into Antigua. nesty, and faithful serving the lieges,

By the Blandford, Capt. Cummin: Two stout follow the business of a public carter French privateers, that were cruising to the wind within the city, and its liberties, with. ward of Barbadoes. - The general assembly of out entering with the society of carters, that inland have voted the Captain 100 piltoles to or paying any dues other than the cu: purchase a sword. ítom-carriages, &c.; and every person

By privateers, &c. may employ the carter that serves most By the Swallow, Lilburn, and the Eagle, Dadiscreetly, whether it be that carter's niel: The Prince de Conti, a privateer of 'Bou

logne, of 12 guns and 48 men, carried into Rye. turn or not, the practice of serving by

By the True Briton: The Egerfon, Sanderturns being rescinded by the aforemen- son, from Stockholm for Marsilles, fent into tioned act.

Dover. A letter is come down from Lord By the Kent: The Ufrow-Anna-Maria, GarBarrington, secretary at war, dated ret-Jills

, from Hamburg, fent into Dover. på. 22. requiring the recruiting-act to Macy, from Boston for London, retaken, fent

By the Enterprise of Bristol: The Rochester, be again put in execution. The num

to Bristol. ber wanted from Scotland is said to be By the Lion, How: The Ross, from Belfast 2000. [xviii. 620.]. Before this order for New York, retaken, carried into Bristol. came down, between fixty and seventy Michael and Joannes, from Sweden, with iron

By the Prince George of Folkestone : The recruits had been raised in one highland and deals, fent into Dover. parish in Perththire fince the beginning

By the Otway, Salisbury, from Liverpool: Le of the war.


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