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Memoirs of William Bentinck, forf Earl of Portland. With a curious Copper

Plate, engraved by Grignion. HE publick part which the pre- municated to his master. And when iu fome late transactions recommend the king asked him, “ What the grant an acquaintance with his ancestors. might be worth-The member an-,

Their sufferings with respect to re- swered About one thousand famption of grants from the crown is pounds." “ Is that all ?" replied the but too similar, their inviolable at- king" You shall have oxe thousand tachment to their fovereign needs no pounds without so much trouble" illustration.

At the battle of the Boyne in 1690 This grand personage was one of the it was owing to the advice the earl gave first of the fainily who was ennobled in General Douglas, that he obtained the this nation. This attachment to Wil- victory. liam the Third, the rescuer of our li In 1693 in the battle of Landen, berties and religion from the attempts king William had a musket ball shot of an arbitrary monarch, is rendered through his peruke, another through more conspicuous in no instance than the fleeve of his coat, and a third carin the testimony which the king him- ried off the knot of his fcarf, and left self gave him with his own mouth. a fmall contusion on his fide. Amidst When that monarch fell ill of the this danger the earl of Portland did small-pox; Mr. Bentinck, who was a not leave his prince, but fought close gentleman of the bed-chamber, at- by his person, and received a wound tended him in his illness, and his affi. in his hand, which it was apprehended. duity was so great, that Sir William would occasion the loss of it. Temple says he was the best servant During the opposition between the that he ever knew in a prince's, or in Whigs and Tories, the earl attached a private family." He proceeds, and himself to neither party, but studied informs us, that the prince himself told only the good of his country. The him, that whether Mr. Bentinck slept king knew this, and therefore was geer no, he could not tell ; but in fixteen nerally guided by his advice. days and nights, he never once called, In 1695-6 the ear discovered a plot, that he was not anfwered by him, as which was laid to assassinate the king, if he had been awake.

and took his measures fo private, that The expedition to England was in the affafsins were taken in their beds, trusted to Mr. Bentinck, and he ac- and brought to punishment. quitted himself in a manner that re To give every instance of this earl's dounds to his honour. When the integrity and honesty, would be to swe!! prince landed, Mr. Bentinck was con- this esay to a volume. We thall sulted in every ttep that he took, and therefore observe, that it was owing the wisdom of his counsel contributed to this earl in a private conference, so much to the success of the revolu. that the peace of Ryswick was made tion, that he was deservedly created with marshal Boufleurs ; and however baron Cirencefter, viseount Woodstock, his conduct might afterwards be cenand earl of Portland, as a reward for ľured by a difaffected faction, yet as his services,

they brought no particular charge aA member of the lower house having gainst him, the House of Peers justly applied for a grant of lands in favour resolved that he was innocent. of a builder, who was his friend; ano. As he had lived, so he died, worthy ther builder applied afterwards to the of the honours he had received for his earl of Portland for the same spot, services, and an example to his poftehis lordship found from the latter that rity. the grant was worth. ten thousand

ANTIQUARIUS. pounds. This information he com. Coll.-Oxon.

REMARK

REMARKABLE ADVERTISEMENTS, &c. THE Reverend JOHN WOOD, who To the BENEVOLENT. TH

continues the employment at his HOUGH numbers fuppose it neceson by the late Mr. and Mrs. Hawk- duce a tale of nifery to the knowledge of SHAW, for providing curates and proper the public, as if humanity can be weary aflistance for fuch clergymen as are pre- of administering to the wants of the un vented by fickness, or any ways neceffa- happy; the author of this advertisement pily impeded from doing their own duty, thinks it ineritorious to point out a fresh hopes that a propriety of conduct wilt object of compassion to the charitable, and merit the favour, not only of such Gen- is satisfied that the truly benevolent will tlemen as were Mr. and Mrs. Hawk- consider themselves obliged by the inforfhaw's friends, but of the whole body of mation, if he can prove but the realiiy of the clergy in general, whom it will be his the distrets. Such, therefore, as provi. conftant Itudy indiscriminately to oblige, dence has blessed with the power, as well to the utinost of his power.

as with the inclination to relieve, and N. B. Such gentlemen as with to be know experimentally how amply the geengaged, are requested to leave or send Aerous are rewarded in the exercise of their their address as above; and those who generofity; luch have now an opportuni. want affiftance, or to have duty done, iy of purchasing the highest luxury of the may be certain of a very proper fupply on heart, at a molt moderate expcnce :the terms agreed on, as set forth by the A YOUNG MAN, remarkable for his underneath table of fees:

industry in trade, but remarkable also for A TABLE of Fees, agreed upon by the a chain of unavoidable misfortunes, is at

Clergy of LONDON, for the several this moment, with a wife at the last stage parts of duty which they may be require of pregnancy, and five helpless little ones, ed to do, or to have done for them; reduced from a reputable competency to a dated the firf of January, 1771.

degree of wretchedness unutterable. In

1. s. d., his little day of prosperity he has often For reading, preaching, and ad

wiped away the forrows of the forlorn, miniftering the facrament with

and given that relief to the children of oout affiftance

ons Others, which is now most earnestly fuppli. For reading, preaching, and ar cated for his own. A ftate of penury, even fisting at lacrament

O 12 6 where an individual is the only sufferer, is · For reading and preaching 0 10 6 fufficiently deplorable; but think, ye hapFor preaching and allifting 0 10 6 Py fathers ! what his anguish muft be, For reading and assisting o 106 who, while he feels all the horrors of the For preaching eply

0 10 6 Marpelt neceflity himself, fees a faithful For reading only in the morning 0 76 wife and tive imploring innocents perih. For rcading and preaching in the

ing for fuitenance before him, and is utterafternoon

0 10 6 ly without means of furnishing them with For preaching in the afternoon o 106 bread. In the name of the living God, then, For reading in the afternoon oso let me conjure you, Oye happy possefors For reading and preaching in the

of abundance, to cart a merciful eye upon evening

o 76 his melancholy fituation.-Snatch the For reading in the evening 30 drooping partner of his bitter fortune from For preaching in the evening Ś i the grave.-Snatch his poor prattlers from For reading on holy and feltival

the worst of deaths.-While you read, they days

o 36 are poflibly beyond the reach of afstance, For reading on Wednesdays and -To hetitate, is to pronounce their doom. Fridays, &c.

26 The following places will confirm the For reading on th-Wednesday, truth of this reprelentation, and by receive

Good-Friday, the 29th of May, ing bencfactions, furnish sensibility with 25th of October, sth of Novem

room to anticipate here, the inestimable ber, 30th of January, &c. oso reward of virtue hercafter. For burying, christening, and

Donations are received at Mrs. Vaug, any other parochial or occalion

kan's, Fan-maker, 6t. Michael's Alley, al duty,

26 Cornhill; Miss Vaughan's, Milliners, All the above duties to be within the bills within two doors of Racquet-court, Fleet

of mortality; and for any out-lying Atrcet; Mr. Randall, Shoe-maker, St. duty, as may be agreed on.

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33 Clement's Church-yard; Mr. , to teach how to read it with a good chaBookfelier, L-e-i-t, and Mr. F-: racter, may hear of a place by enquiring , Tobacconitt, near

in the at Merr. and booksellers Strand.

in the Strand An Englishman used to

schools will be moll agreeable: W

ANTED at an accademy very

near town, a Latin Usher, quite Q. Whether the writer was quite mafler master of the English language, capable of the English language.

PoE TI c A L E S S'A Y S. Au ELEGIAC EPISTLE from JOHN Adieu, remember me. If e'er we meet, HALSER, who was impressed in l.is We'll meet, Sufanna, ne'er to part again return from the East Indies, to SUSAN: In diltapt climes we'll seek a safe retreat, NA his Wife.

Or fly for peace, and liberty,--to Spain. AFE from these waves that lanh the winding shore,

ODE for the NEW YEAR: Where Ganges hurries to Bengala's bay ;

January 1, 1971. Safe from the climes where fierce torna

GAIN returns the circling year, The frighted vellel won her easy way.

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Again the festal day, Round Afric's southern cape the pilot Which officers in its bright caréer, iteerd

Demands the votive lay ; Thro' fires folstitial to Madeira's ille ; Again the oft-accustom muse And thrice my jovial maies exulting Her tributary task pursues, cheer'd

Srikes the preluding lyre again,
Europa's hills, and Calpe's lofty pile. "And calls th' harmonious band to animite
Now Albion, dearest Albion, to our view her train.
Reard her white.cliffs, and spread her Britain is the glowing theme
Melving sands

To Britain facred be the fong:
I saw her meadows wet with shining dewz Whate'er the fages lov'd to dream
I saw her herds all pafturing o'er her

Lycéan fhades among,
lands.

(When raptur'd vitws their bolom's warm'd My glowing fancy pictur'd every hliss, Of perfect states by fancy formd) Each social Icene, all fond affection's joys. United here and realis'd we see, Thy tears, Susannah, mix'd with many a Thrones, independance, laws, and liberty! kus,

The triple cord, which biods them falt, The horieit transport of my girls, and boys. Like the golden chain of Jove With eager haste into the boat I fprung, Combining all below with all above, (Curs'd be that step, and curs d my luck. Shall bid the facted union last, less doom !)

What tho'jars inteftine sise, A crew of bloosly bravoes round me clung,

And discord seems awhile to reign, And dragd me to this dungeon's hated

Britain's fons are brave, are wise, gloom. If chance, Susanna, to thystrcamingeyes. The storm fubfides, and they embrace again,

The master springs, which rule the land, These lines shall bring, thy woes 'twill all

Guided by a skilful hand, renew : But check, my fair, O check those heaving

Loosening now, and now restraining, fighs,

Yielding something, something gaining, And think, with rapture think, that I As, tho' the feasons change, the year is still

Preserve inviolare the public frame, was true.

the same, Why, why, ye cruel ministers of war, After such absence grudge me one em

O should Britain's foes prefume, brace?

Trusting fome delufive scene Saw ye my body, trench'd with many a

Of transient feuds that rage at home, scar,

And seem to shake the nice machine, And doomd me, like a Nave, to foul dif

Should they dare to lift the sword, grace?

Or bid their hostile thunders roary Yet vengeance shall be mine. In that Soon their pride would mirth afford, dread hour,

And break like biliows on her fore; When all the thunders of the battle roar, Soon would find her vengeance wake, Ne'er fall my nerveless arm exert her Weep in blood the dire mistake, power,

And 'gainst their wild attempts united see Ne'er will I bleed to save my country. Thrones, independance, laws, and liberty !

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Will shield you, ladies, from the land'ring PROLOGUE to the Tragedy of ALMIDA.

crese, By WILLIAM WHITEHEAD, Esq.

And prove Greeks, Romans, all, must yield

you Spoken by Mr. REDDISH.

I've read how women, many of condition,

Did, ere some conqu’ror form'd a town pe-
RITICKS be dumb-To night a That each might take a load upon her back.

tition,
lady sues,

Out march d the dames, but carry'd no
From soft Italia's Thores an English muse;

Ituft fack,
Tho' fate there binds her in a pleafing chain,
Sends to our Stage the offspring of her brain, They bore their loving husbands pick-a-

pack ! True to her birth the pants for British bays,

The lame domestic zeal has each fair the, And to her country trusts for genuine praise.

In tull perfection at the Coterie ;
From infancy well read in tragic lore,

For don't they bargain, when they quit their
She treads the path her father trod before ; houses,
To the same candid judges trusts her cause,
And hopes the same indulgence and applause. Whercas with you, ye fair ones, shall we see

At pleasure's call, to carry too their spouses !
No falick law here bars the female's claim,

That Roman virtue---hospitality ! Who pleads hereditary right to fame. or love and arms the fings, the mighty if he be finger, fidler, or friseur;

The foreign artists can your smiles secure, two, Whose powers nniting must the world sub- From our dull yawning scenes fatigu'd you go,

And croud to Fantoccini's puppet-show ;

Each on the foreign things with rapture fares ! Of love and arms! in that heroic age,

Sweet dears ! ---they're more like flijk and blood Which knew no poet's no hiftorian's page;

than play'rs! But war to glory form'd th' unletter'd mind,

As what cue do, you modishly condemn, And chivalry alone taught morals to man

So now turn'd wood and wire, we'll act like kind; Nor taught in vain, the youth who dar'd Move hands and feet, nay even our tongues aspire

a-new, To the nice honours of a lover's fire,

Eh bien Monfieur ! comment vous portez-vouz ? Observ'd with dutious care each rigid rule,

Once more I challenge all the critic Each stern command of labour's patient

knights, school;

From city jokers, to the wits at White's; Was early train'd to bear the sultry beams

From daily scribblers, volunteers, or backs, Of burning suns, and winter's fierce ex

Up to those more than mortals, at Almack's! tremes;

Should any fribble critics dare to dem, Was brave, was temperate : to one idol fair

Gads-cuss---I'll throw a chicken glove at His vows he breath'd, his withes center'd

them : there :

And if they shew their teeth, they ftill will Honour alone could gain her kind regard,

grin--Honour was virtue, beauty its reward. And shall not British breasts, in beauty's But thould our soldiers, sailors, raise our

Let 'em come on---I draw my corking pin! * cause, Adopt to-night the manners which the draws

They only can be conquer'd by t your tears. Male writers we confess are lawful prize,

Your smiles may soften, but your tears can Giants and monfters that but rarely rise !

melt 'em, With their cnormous spoils yoor triumphs The bravelt, holdest, mightiest men have grace,

felt 'em. Attack, confound, exterminate the race; But when a lady tempts the critic war,

Aye, you may ineer, ye wits, your hearts are

teel, Be all knights errant, and protect the fair.

I speak of mortals who can fight, and feel !

In peace or war, ye fair, trust only those,
EPILOGUE in the Tragedy of ALMIDA. Who love the lex, and always beat their foes,

Will none accept my challenge !---what
By Mr, GARRICK.

disgrace

To all ite nibbling, scribbling, fland'ring
Spoken by Mrs. BARR Y.
Female bard, far from her native land, Who dare not meet a woman face to face !
A female should protect---lo! here I The auth'reis and our sex have

ain'd their
Aand,

cause ! To claim of chivalry the ancient rites, Complete their triumph, give e'm your apa And throw my gauntlet at all critic knights !

plause. Nor only for our auth'ress am I come ;

* Stands in a posture of defence A champion for the sex at home!

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 1. ken from the army on half-pay. The

East-India Company, have voluntarily marks, that when the King, came made offer to detray. the whole expence there to hold a bed of justice, all the of this proposed military eltablishment. members of Parliament went out of the His Majesty has ordered, according to assembly to a man, and left the King annual custom, his bounty of sool. to alone to enregister his edict, and the mo- be distributed amongit the poor of the ment the King went out at one door of

ten parishes in Westminster. the Parliament, all the meinbers entered Monday their Majelties went to see the at the other door, and one and all enter new ftatue erected to the memory of his ed a formal protelt against the enregil- late Royal Highness the Duke of Cumtering the said edict.

berland, in Cavendish-square. By the same correspondent we are ad Friday last a press gang was very busy vised, that orders had been fent to Court at Newington-butts, and having imfor twenty thousand troops immediately prefied a poor countryman from his wite to surround the city of Paris, in order to and children, the distressed woman folquell, if poflible, the present infurgents; lowed her husband with lamentations, and that it was generally thought the which induced many women to fally military on this occation would not act from their houses ; among the Amazons offensively against the mutineers, provi- was the famous Hannah Snell, who imded they were headed by the Parliament; mediately demanded the captive from the to that when this leter came from Paris, Lieutenant; he refusing, and bad words all was anarchy and confulion there. ensuing, the collared and shook him;

Wednesday, Jan. 2. Yefterday the two failors advanced to rescue their offiRight Hon. Lord Howe went to Chat cer, whom Mhe beat, and challenged to ham, to hoist his Aag on board the Bar- fight any of the gang, with fifts, Iticks, feur, as Rear Admiral and Commander or quarter-fatf, only let her be per in Chief of the squadron now fitting out. mitted to pull off her stays,, gown and

All the artillery, companies at Wool- petticoats, and put on breeches, declawich have received orders to be ready to ring she had failed more leagues than any embark on a foreign expedition on two of thein ; and if they were leamen, they hours nouice; and they accordingly held ought to be on board, and not ineak themselves in readineis.

about as kidnappers ; but if you are Every Spanish merchantman that is afraid of the sea, také Brown Bess on cleared out of Cadiz is intured ; so strong your shoulders, and march through Ger. are the reports there of a ludden rup!ure many as I have done : Ye dogs I have with Great Britain.

more wounds about me than you have Extrait of a Letter received on Monday' fingers. By God, this is no falte atnight from Paris.

tack; I'll have my man; and accord“ The Duke de Noailles, who is not ingly took the poor fellow from the yet absolute Minifter, has all the pre- gang, and rettored him to his wife. caution of Choileul, without one fpark 'Thus did the long petticoats, headed by of his ambition. He is for peace-he a veteran virago, overcome the thort kas repeatedly declared himself for peace trowsers.---Mrs. Snell has a pension of with ine Englih. With thefe sentiments, sol. per annum left by the late Duke I can assure you, he entered into the head of Cumberland, for her many manly of the Cabinet of France."

services by sea and land. On Sunday night his Royal Highness The four convicts under sentence of the Duke of Glouceiter arrived in town, death in Newgate were exccuted this trom inspecting into the garrison of morning, viz. Mark Marks, for a rohPortsmouth.

bery in Whitechapel ; John Joseph DeIt is said that the military establish- foe and John Clark, for robbing Mr. ment, proposed to be kept up in the Fordyce on the highway; and Thomas Illand of Man, is to be cailed the regi. Hand, for shooting at and wounding ment of India. The officers are to have Mr. Holloway in the arm. his Majesty's cominisfions, and to be the

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