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Mecenas, George, afterwards Sir George Lyttelton, now Lord Lyttelton.
Q. Minucius Rufus, Robert More, Efq;
C. Mucius Scævola, Earl of Scarborough, decea
of the house of Commons.
L. Papirius Curfor, Nicholas Fazakerley, Efq;
L. Pinarius, Thomas Pitt, Efq; deceased.
G. Plinius Cæcilius, Earl of Hardwicke, late Lord
Pomponius Atticus, Horatio Wal, fenior, Efq;
T. Quintius, Lord Talbot.
L. Quintius Capitolinus, John Talbot, Ffq;
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Sp. Rutilius Craffus, Lord Raymond.
C. Salluftius Crifpus, Horatio Walpole jun. Efq;
A. Sellius, Majo Selwyn, deceased.
A. Sempronius Atratin 5, John Selwyn jun. Efq; T. Sempronius Gracchus, Lord Percival, now Earl of Egmont.
P. Sempronius Tuditanus, Sir Thomas Lumley
L. Sergius Fidenas, Sir John St Aubin, deceased.
L. Stertinis, Sir William Sta hope.
Titus i'omponius, Penyfton Powney, Efq; deceased.
C. Trebontus, George Townthend, Efq,
M. Tullius Cicero, Sir Robert Walpole, after-
T. Villius Tappulus, Mr Ald. Willimot, deceased. L.Virginius, Earl of Hillsborough, and Lord Harwich
T.Virginius Rutulus. Thomas Whichcote, Efq; L Volumnius, Edmund Waller fenior, Eiq;
111 1 47 for Capt. Philip Durell, &c. read Lieut. Durell, a naval officer. It was not the Cap
tain, bu his brother that died.
12 after good add is matter of duty
21 fort read first Tuesday
8 for first read fecond
1 for 19th in fome copies read 9th
45 for garrisoned read ungarrifoned
In the defcription and character of the King of Pruffia, fronting p.685. col. 2. lin. 2. for five read fix. His Majesty was born Jan. 24. 1711-12, and fo entered into the 47th year of his age Jan. 24. 1758.
To the BIN D E R.
C the Pf all ICAL CLUS, before the Mag zine for January,
The map of Cermany
Place the PLATES as to front the following pages.
The chart of the fearoft between England and France, &c.
HISTORY. A fummary or recapitulation of the || POETRY. Mr Cibber's ode for the new year
public affairs of last year 1.-18.
-The Czarina refuses to mediate between the courts of Vienna and Berlin 41. All men in Saxony between the age of eighteen and thirty-two ordered to be registered 42. teftine difputes in France ib. Accounts of an attempt to affaffinate the French King 43.
Acts paffed 44. Adm. Byng's fentence ib. A recommendation to mercy by the courtmartial 45. The 12th article of war 46. Letters concerning Adm. Byng by M. Richlieu and M. Voltaire b.
-Proceedings of the prefbytery of Edinburgh, || in relation to the author of Douglas, and fome ministers who were to fee that tragedy acted 47. Their admonition against stage-plays 18. A refolution of the prefbytery of Glasgow on thefe fubjects 47. Seffions of the fpring circuitcourts 48. Edinburgh affize of bread 49. The baxters diffent ib. The perfons to whom the Edinburgh fociety premiums have been adjudged 49-52. Premiums for the culture of potatoes this year 52.
19. The machine 20.
The history of ANGRIA. His defcent, and the gradual advances of his family 21, 2, 3. Geriah, his chief fort, taken by Adm. Watson 24An ANSWER to the defence of the ministry, Of our demanding the release of our prisoners as a matter of right 25. Of the grant to the Quaker ib. Of our conduct in the war, and of our capture of the French merchantmen 26. Of our expeditions to intercept the French fleets ib. Caufes of the fickness in our fleets ib Minorca not intended to be kept 27. journal of the fiege of ST PHILIP'S 28. A lift of the killed and wounded, and of the ammunition expended 38.
POLITICS. Speech of C. Decimius, on the motion for leave to bring in a bill for the encou ragement of feamen, &c. 39.
LISTS, TABLES, &c. Captures 52, 3. Mar riages 53. Births and Deaths 54. Preferments 55. Mortality-bills for London and Edinburgh 55, 6. Prices of grain, meal, and ftocks ib. New books, 56.
A fummary or recapitulation of the PUBLIC AFFAIRS of the year 1756.
URING the year whose hiftory we are to recapitulate, very few advices have arrived from PERSIA. From what is come to hand, there does not appear any reafon to conclude, that the affairs of that diftracted country, even after nine years of destructive civil wars, have yet fettled into tranquillity. At the beginning of the year we were told, that Prince Heraclius of Georgia, befides his own hereditary dominions, which are tributary to the Turks, was in poffeffion of Perfian Armenia, and was waiting a favourable opportunity for endeavouring to make VOL. XIX.
himself master of the whole empire. There were other competitors for the throne, who in different parts of the country affumed the title of Shah. Our laft accounts were, that one of them, named Karem Kan, had been defeated, and driven from Ifpahan, by Heffein Kan, who pretended to have with him one of the royal family, in whose name he took poffeffion of that capital and all the adjacent country. It is generally fuppofed, however, that the line of the ancient Sophis is quite extinct; nor do we hear that there is one of the race or near relations of the late famous Kouli A
Kan now alive fo much as to claim the facceffion.
In reviewing the affairs of Europe we fhall begin with GERMANY, which has been the fcene of fome very interefting tranfactions, that have in good measure altered the fyftem of feveral nations. Some years ago a coldness arose be tween the Emprefs of Ruffia and his Pruffian Majefty, which produced an abrupt retreat of their minifters from one another's refpective courts; nor have any public marks of friendship fince paffed between them. Differences had alfo fubfifted between his Britannic Majefty and the Pruffian monarch. The latter being in poffeffion of Eaft Friefland, and the former, as Elector of Hanover, claiming it; after much altercation before the diet of the empire at Ratisbon, the cafe was referred in 1753, much contrary to the liking of the court of Berlin, to the decifion of the Emperor's aulic council. It was generally fuppofed that tribunal would have determined in favour of Hanover; but difficulties in putting its fentence in execution being forefeen, the decifion was from time to time poftponed. There was another contest between the King of Pruffia and his Britannic Majefty in his regal capacity, on account of fhips belonging to the fubjects of his Pruffian Majefty feized by British privateers during the last war, and fome Pruffian property alledged to have been taken by them on board other neutral veffels. Upon thofe captures, and proceedings in confequence of them, before the famous Baron Cocceius, in his own dominions, the King of Pruffia founded a claim of 149,725 Brandenburg crowns, as an indemnification to his fubjects; which he ftopped out of the laft moiety of the fums borrowed from British subjects, by the late Emperor Charles VI. upon mortgages in Silefia, that had been ceded to his Pruffian Majefty by the prefent Emprefs-Queen, with the burden of paying that loan. The British lawyers, who are at least more verfant in maritime affairs than Cocceius, after a ftrict inquiry into the affair, gave their opinion clearly against his*. But the King of Pruffia ha [XV. 105. 128]
ving the remainder of the Silefia loan in his hands, there was no coming at more of it than he was willing to pay, without an open rupture; which was not judged to be expedient on account of fuch a subject, as matters flood. Every one knew, that France had been long and eagerly bent upon humbling the house of Auftria, and that thofe two powers had a kind of hereditary grudge at one another. There was alfo a coldness fo remarkable between the courts of Verfailles and Petersburg, that neither of them had sent any public minifter to the other for a confiderable number of years. France and the court of Berlin had been closely allied ever fince the beginning of laft war, had by particular treaties guarantied one another's poffeffions, and ftipulated fuccours in cafe either of them fhould be attacked. On the other hand, there was a connection no less strict between the courts of Vienna, Petersburg, and London. Great Britain, and in particular his prefent Britannic Majefty, had done fo much in fupport of the house of Austria against its ambitious enemy, that no one could doubt of all the returns to which intereft and gratitude could jointly prompt. Such alterations of politics and measures happened within the courfe of last year as justly furprifed the world.
Difputes having arifen between the British and French about the limits of their refpective poffeffions in America, the former acted with fome vigour at fea, in order to put it out of the power of the latter to hurt them. It was generally fuppofed, that, as one means of being revenged, his Moft Christian Majefty, would attempt an invafion of Hanover; and it was fufpected, that the King of Pruffia would join in the scheme, with the view of forcing a renunciation of all claims to Eaft Friefland. His Britannic Majesty, for the defence of his dominions in Germany, after what his own electoral troops could avail, de pended chiefly on the Emprefs-Queen and the Emprefs of Ruffia, the last of whom was to have a very confiderable fubfidy on that account. When the King of G. Britain, thinking his electoral do.