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secuted next, against whom Mr Mur- or adultery, whimsies of a future state, ray will be also a witness, and I make or fear of a judgement to come, as no doubt but he will be convicted.com can be attested by the N-b-ty, Gen.. Mr Murray said he was the person-y, and Cl-y of that kingdom, in who treated with the English, and the metropolis of which I have peacehad had severall meetings with the be- ably practised for above these twenty fore-mentioned gentlemen, as he him- years with astonishing success :self had told im. Lord T-bot And now, prompted by the love stopt Mr Murray when he named I also bear my fellow - subjects of these gentlemen, and insisted that no South-Britain, and embracing the opperson should be named, but such as portunity of that favourable disposiwas actually in rebellion, or concern- tion I have long observed there to reed with Lord Lovat. The Lords did ceive my wonderful medicine, and benot sit on Thursday: Yesterday se- fore it shall be abated by the visitaverall witnesses were examined, some tions and calamities of war, which of whom proved the receiving of let- it does not yet appear to be : ters from, and sending to the young I hereby give notice to the N-b-ty, Pretender; and by what I can learn, Gen-y, my L--s the Bis--ps, the there is enough proved to convict him Cl-gy, and others whom it may conof treason. They continued examin- cern, that upon the first day of July, ing witnesses till past four, when Lord and third year of this present war, Lovat told the Lords, he could hold I set out post from my bibliopolic out no longer, and that they must ei- mansion, with my retinue called Les ther adjourn, or make preparations for gion : upon the third I put up at the his funeral. He was obliged in his Post-house, Newcastle; upon the request, and his tryall was adjourned fifth at ditto, Durham, and making to Monday morning. Yours, &c. three stages per day, I, di--b-lo
volante, arrive at White's, London, Gray's Inn,
Jo. Dickson. upon the 12th, there to begin my 14th March 1746.
Scotific operations, and require the lieges to be every where ready to receive the benefit of my invaluable
medicine, at the small price of Half ADVERTISEMENT.
a Crown, neatly stitched ; to be ta
ken at whatever time the patient is at By the late David HUME.
leisure; abstaining from no exercise or
regimen, except fasting and prayer, (Copied from a printed paper in the Anderson's* pills, and such like trumpossession of a Gentleman of Edin
and lest the medicine should BURGH)
at first sit uneasy, and be ready to
throw up, the patient is desired to WH STHEREAS I, D-d H-me, Esq. wash it down with a strong doze of
of North Britain, Philo-Scol, wine, punch, plain brandy, or gin, have by great travel, and much study, in presence of those brave spirits of for the benefit of mankind, discovered the military, or others, ever ready to and brought to perfection my Opia- administer strength to' wavering tismos, or Universal Soporific, Anti
minds, ophthalmic, Cacodemoniac Medicine, which stills, deadens, and infallibly cures all vapourish terrors or pertur- * Mr Anderson wrote two Treatises bations of the mind, whether occa- in confutation of the pernicious princisioned by fraud, fornication, murder, ples of this author.
minds, and swear to their being fear- rate defence of the conduct of the stuk less of all above and below.
dents, by one of their own number. And after my arrival in the great From these various documents we shall city, I hereby promise to exhibit this endeavour to draw
for the amusemy powerful soporific, in modern ment of our readers, a short narrative monthly dozes, at the small price of of the whole transaction. Sixpence, with good allowance to such This determination of the students, as shall take a quantity for sea service, to commit bis Holiness to the flames, and the benefit of the Navy, where it seems to have been formed for some is taken with great success, except in time, and after mature deliberation.an engagement and a storm, unless the The following are the motives which Alshall happen to think other- are stated to have led to it. They wise.
considered the great progress which N. B. To prevent counterfeits, my their popish adversaries had made in packets are sealed with my coat of their conspiracies ; " for,” say they, arms; viz. a Lion Rampant ;-- the “let none imagine that the popish supporters, a Judge and Vulture : Plot is wholly disbelieved in Scotmotto, Devorare Appelens.
land." They considered also that
advantageous reports might thus be Account of the burning of a Pope, by spread with regard to Scotland ; and
the STUDENTS of the COLLEGE of the conspirators might be encouraged EDINBURGH, in 1680.
to persevere in their hellish designs.
They resolved therefore to burn the THIS curious transaction, and the
severe punishment with which it Pope;" and having concerted meawas followed, is described in two themselves to support each other by a
sures for this purpose, they bound small pamphlets published in London solemn oath, the breaker of which was in the year 1681. The first * consists of three letters, giving merely a histo- to incur the penalty of half-a-crown. ry of the proceedings, which one of Having made a subscription to defray
.the them censures in very strong terms.
expence, they employed a carver,
“ who erected them a wooden holiness,
with clothes, triple crown, keys, and
All and in answer to it, a long and elabo
Christmas, which was thought the
By this time, however, the affair them fifteen miles from the said city had come to the ears of the Provost, In three several Letters to a worthy ci- who immediately set all engines at tizen of London. Published to prevent work to thwart it. He first sent
London. Prinied for for the Primier and Regents, whom Richard Janeway, in Queen's-head Ab- he enjoined to order the students ley in Poternoster-row, 1681.
to desist from their enterprize, with † A modest apology for the Students of Edinburgh burning a Pope, December would make it a bloody Christmas to
menaces, that if they would not, he 25. 1680. Humbly rescuing the Actors from the imputation of disloyalty and
some of them. He then went down Tebellion, with which they were charged to the Abbey, to communicate the in a letter, &c. Printed as above. intelligence to the Duke (of York,)
and the Chancellor. Both were vió having previously lodged a train withlendly enraged, and the latter threatened in him. We read of no opposition to bring troops into the town. Mean- made by the city militia ; but on the time the Principal had assembled the first report of what was doing, Géstudents, and given them, to subscribe, neral Daliel galloped in with his draan oath, binding themselves “ neither goons thro' the Netherbow port, and then, nor in future, to burn the Pope.” was followed by the infantry under A tew. Bearnes of the lowest classes the Earl of Marr. Lord Linlithgowe signed this oath, but the rest indig- was the first that came up; and he, nantly rejected it. This intelligence according to some accounts, was able being carried to the palace, it was de- at once to disperse the cavalcade, while termined, since persuasion had failed, others assert, that in making a pass at to employ force. Several English an unarmed culprit, he fell off his students, who were suspected as ring- horse prostrate before the image; the leaders, were seized in their beds, and mob calling out to him that he was carried to the Canongate tolbooth. mistaken, for that it had no toes. On A proclamation was issued, directing the coming up of the dragoons, howall masters to keep their servants and ever, the offenders dispersed, and the apprentices at home on the forenoon soldiers were ordered to extinguiske of Christmas. At the same time, all the flames. This, however, underthe forces at Leith and in the neigh- standing the combustible state of its bourhood were brought into the Ca- interior, they were in no haste to do. nongate, and most of the general of- Keeping at a cautious distance, they ficers remained all night under arms, merely belaboured his Holiness with Early in the morning, the Provost, the butt end of their musquets, which contrary, it is alleged, to the privile- the students alledge was a mode of ges of the city, allowed troops to be treatment not much more respectful introduced, and to take possession of than their own. In the course of this the most advantageous posts. The operation, the head fell off; which a Grass-market, being the ordinary place number of little fellows, such as from of execution, was made head-quarters, their magnitude you could scarce susfrom whence reconnoitering parties pect were yet so well-lettered as to were sent up to the Castle hill. The spell Po-pe-ry," seized and carried it city militia were drawn up along the in triumph tp the Castle Hill. The High Street to provide for its defence. King's forces " missing so principal a Alguard was aiso placed at the college, part, like men of courage who scorn where the first assemblage was expect to be easily baffled, troop about, and ed. The ordinary guards at Holy- put on brave resolutions, rather to die toodhouse were doubled, for the secu- like men upon the place, than not rerity of the Dake's person. Undis- cover what they had lost." The commayed, however, by this mighty pre- bat, it is alledged, was obstinate ; the paration, the boys repaired to the High little myrmidons, being inferior to School Yard, where, according to ap- their adversaries only in discipline, carpointment, they found the Holy Fa- ried off half the prize ; the other fell ther in his pontifical robes. They into the hands of a trumpeter. proceeded, without opposition, to con- Next day the students who had duct him down the High School Wynd, been apprehended on Friday night and up Blackfriars, to the High Street. were examined before the Council by Here, finding there was no time to the King's Advocate, Sir Geo. Maclose, they immediately read a short kenzie. They were first asked, wheaccusation, and then, amid a general ther they had not been instigated by ery of Pareat Papa, set him on fire, letter from the Lord Grey. Upon Jan. 1809.
their obstinately denying, they were its utmost height by an extraordinary threatened with the Boot; an engine, incident. The Provost's house at says the English student, which I, Priestfield, near Edinburgh, was set on who have been born in a freer air, fire one night by fire balls. The actimay have leave, without reflexion, to vity of this personage in thwarting the call slavishly barbarous. Nothing of proceedings of the students, and the this kind being extracted from them, enmity with which they were well they were next asked, Whether they known to regard him, made all eyes designed an affront upon any of be turned upon them as the authors the nobility? (the Duke of York,) to of this outrage. No positive proof which they replied, that in the paper however appears to have been found of agreement which they had drawn of their guilt. The student admits up, they had declared the contrary.- that some of them may have said that Lastly, they were examined, Whether he deserved to have his house burnt, in there had been any of the Whig mi- the same manner as we say of any one nisters or citizens at any of their con- that he deserves to be ha:rged, without sultations ? An equally positive denial any intention of inflicting that punishbeing given, they were discharged u- Many circumstances, he alpon
bond for further appearance. ledges, lead to the suspicion that it
About this time, several scuffles was done by their enemies, for the took place between the students and purpose of throwing the blame upon soldiers ; the former alledging, that them. In particular, he states that a the soldiers were uniformly the ag- gunpowder barrel, with the castle mark gressors. The principal and profes- upon it was found next day in that sors having gone to the palace in or- part of the park which is nearest der to make an apology to his Royal Priestfield. It appears, however, that Highness, were at first denied access, immediately upon this event, and but on a second visit, were admitted. without any trial or examination, goThe students were then apprehensive vernment came to the resolution, of that they had, in their names, made a shutting up the college, and banishing submission, and asked pardon for burn- all the students from
Edinburgh. Å ing the Pope. Fired by this suspi- . proclamation was issued, “ That cion, they immediately got blue rib- whereas the Lords of Council were bons in their hats, with the motto, informed that several disloyal and No Pope, They then went in a body malicious persons, frequenting Edento the Provost's house, and as soon as borough, had instigated the students they were got into the High Street, of the college to enter into bonds set up a general exclamation of No and combinations, and to convocate Pope, No Pope. The student does in tumults, there was order taken for not pretend to justify the whole of the securing of our peace; and it being this proceeding, but insists that “ lads made appear, that the students did enare lads,” and that he does not know ter into bonds and combinations, in who had reason to be offended with which they did oblige themselves, atheir conduct. However, the printer, mong other things, contrary to the who had put the obnoxious words on laws of this kingdom, to adhere to the ribbons abovementioned, being one another, if they were called in apprehended, they all laid them aside, question for it ; and in consequence though it is admitted that one or two of that seditious combination, did, on imprudent students afterwards resum- the 25th of December last, in a tumuled them.
tuary way, assault and affront several The storm, the fury of which had persons, and did associate themselves been daily augmenting, was raised to with apprentices, and put up blue
abbons as signs and cognizances to which he served successively under the differ themselves from others, and for captains Cockburn, Webber, and Digconvocating themselves; for which by. The latter being appointed to being justly reproved, they did some the Biddeford frigate, took with him days after run up and down the streets Mr Pasley, for whom he had conceivin tumults, disquieting the nobility and ed a strong attachment, and promoted gentry of both sexes, and threatning him to the rank of acting lieutenant. the Provost as above, &c. Whereupon The frigate was soon ordered to Engthe Lords of the Council
, by an act, land, having on board 300,000). in
lying there for him, by which he was
very soon afterwards transferred from Biographical Sketch of Admiral Sir this vessel, at his own special request, THOMAS PASLEY.
into the Hussar frigate, commanded
by the celebrated Captain Elliot, with SIR
IR THOMAS PASLEY, Bart. Admi- whom he removed to the Æolus of 36
ral of the White, was the fifth son guns. In this ship, he assisted in the James Pasley, Esq. of Craig, in the capture of the Mignonne, a French county of Dumfries, North Britain, vessel of 20 guns, which, with her by Magdalen, daughter of Robert consort, the Blonde, of 36, the Æolus Eliot, Esq. of Middleholm Mill, in fell in with off the coast of France ; the county of Roxburgh. He was but, as the enemy immediately crowd born at Craig, on the 2d of March, ed all the sail they could set, the lat1734, and having, from his early ter was fortunate enough to escape.youth, entertained a strong predilec- In the year 1760, the Æolus was emtion for the naval service, he entered ployed on the Irish station, and Capt. in 1752, as a midshipman on board Elliot, as senior officer, commanded the Garland frigate. Very soon after the little British squadron, which prowards, he removed into the Weasel ceeded from the harbour of Kinsale in sloop of war, at that time under or- quest of the French, under Thurot, ders for the Jamaica station, and in who had effected a landing in the