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C Ο Ν Τ Α Ι Ν Ι Ν G, More in Quantity and greater Pariety than ang Book of the kind and Priee. I, Suicide and madness religionly confidered. XIX. Memorial received from Spain, by way 11. Uncommon petrifa&tion discovered.

of answer. III. New regulations in the militia biil. XX. Parts of two letters contrasted. IV. Proceedings of a court-martial at Lincoln. XXI. Opservations on the Transit of Verus at V. Discovery of a concealed murder.

?.ladrass. --The same by the Jesuits a: VI. The present state of Jamaica.

Trarquebar. VII. An account of the School for Lovers, a XXII, Principles of Electricity, and J. Bek

new comedy ; by wm Wbitebiad, Edg; men's Philosophy the same. VIII. Scheme for a new reform in the navy. XXIII. City's address on taking Martinico IX. The concluding verse in St Fobn's Gospel (XXIV. His majesty's mot gracious aufwer. illuftrated.

XXV. Unparallelle intrepidity of British Eur's X. Authentic account of the reduction of at the battle of Oueber. Martinico, by Gen. Monchion,

XXVI. A genuine letter from Mr Arto XI. Admiral Rodney's letter to the Admiralty. a Lady. XII. Articles of capitulation for the garrison of XXVII. Ænigmatical character for the St Pierre, and the whole island.

XXVIII. Authentic account of the ? XIII, Return of guns, mortars, Mells, powder Eoys, a new fer of rebels in Ire'and. and stores.

XXIX. The Farmer's return iron Loran XIV. Heads of the new act for supplying an Interlud. London with fish.

XXX. Porry, Cory on's farcu el no sing XV. Defence of the British E. India company tole; Dern Lucio; Podane o Prime

against the charge brought by the Durch. Hmelia o Pr: Liomy's oirth-day, XVI. Specific for the cramp requested. XXXI PORSIGN HISTORY, SE XVII. Authentic Papers relative to the rupture XXXII. kirjtorini (broricle. liarijos vald with Spain.

für discoven g the longitude; you and XVIII. Memorial delivered to Spain by the condemnation of pirates; bilis paid Earl of Bristol.

XXXII. Lists as ulul, St.
With an accurate Map of the land of JAMAICA ; ils Foris and Harvull's :

Alfo? exact Plan of the City and Harbour of the HAVANNA, the most impregnable Fort in in We Indjes.

By SYLV ANUS URBAN, Gent.
LONDON: Printed by D. HENRY, at St John'S GATE.

C Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S. L

152

Etter to a friend on Suicide and
Madness

151 Cato and Brutus, whence their Delpair

ib A relyance upon God, a sovereign

Remedy A most surprising relation of a private murder

153 Odd accident that produced the murder

ib Method taken to conceal it ib -Discovered by frights in sleep ib -Exemplarily punished

154 Censure of a Court Marshal on Col. G-T

ib Judge Advocate's opinion on a Charge against Capt. G-r.

154 Petrifyed human flesh discovered ib Heads of the principal Clauses in the Militia Act

155 Weak Itate of Jamaica exposed 156 -Trade and revenue of the island it -Its great importance to Great Britain

ib A notice from the author of the

scheme for instituting a society in defence of LIBERTY

156 An Account of the School for Lovers, a new Comedy

137 -The Plan of the Comedy whence taken

ib -Scene between two of the principal Personages

158 -Another between the same The Denonement

160 Scheme for a necessary Reform in the Navy

761 Admirals not to have pay, as such, till put upon the Flag.

ib Concluding Verse in St John's Gospel illustrated

ib Account of the total Reduction of Martinico

162 General Monckton's Letter to Lord Ezremont

ib Admiral Rodney's to MrCleveland 163 -Articles of Capitulation 164

Return of Guns, Mortars, Shot,

Shells, Powder and Stores Heads of the new Act for supplying London with Fish

166 Defence of the British Fast India Com.

pany against the Charge brought by the Dutch

168-9-170-1 Remedy against the Cramp earnestly requested

172 Authentic Papers relative to the Rupture with Spain

173 -Memorial delivered by the Earl of Brifol to Spain

174 Menorial delivered to the British Court in return

175

Parts of two remarkable Letters contrasted

176 Observations of the Transit of Venus at Madrass

177 Jesuits Observation of the fame at Tranquebar

ib Principles of Electricity the same with

Jacob Behmen's Philosophy 177 -His seven Properties in Nature demonstrable by Electricity

178 -Some curious Experiments by way of confirmation

ib City of London's Address on taking Martinico

179 -His Majesty's most gracious Answer

180 Unparalled Instance of the Intrepidity of British Sailors

ib Genuine Letter from the late Mr Addifon to a Lady

ida Enigmatical Character for the Ladies.

181 Account of the rise of the Whiteboys, a new set of Rebels in Ireland

182 Their Oath of Fidelity at lifting 183 Opinion concerning them

ib The Farmer's return to London. A new Interlude

184 Poetry. Corydon's Farewell on going to Sea

185 Delia to Lucio To the Memory of an Officer killed at Quebec

186 Imitation of Horace, B. II. 0. 14.

Voltaire a la Princesse Amelia de Prui. fia. Le Reponse du Roi. New Tranflations of ihe same. Lizzy's Birthday. Short Method for a long

187 Foreign History. Steps taken by the

Powers at War tending to a general
Peace

188 -Hamburgh and Lubeck, their apprehensions

ib Historical Chronicle. Harrison's Voyage

for discovering the Langitude 189 -Proposals for raising Popish Regiments for Portugal

ib Trial and condemnation of pyrates 199 Early flight of the martins observed ib Bills passed. New Game Act 191 Terrible earthquake in Russia ib Riot of footmen at Court

192 Sudden fire in Buckler bury

ib Fatal disorder in a Norfolk family ib Spanish ambassador withdraws from Portugal

193 New creation of Englis Peers ib Post-office regulation about West India mails

ib List of births, marriages, deaths

185

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Peace,

165

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Gentleman's Magazine :

For APRIL 1762.

| A Letter to a friend, on SUICIDE and

cated to the soul by the Deity, and MADNESS.

received into it by the awakened hun

ger of that divine feed which is im." My dear friend,

planted in the depth of the heart of HEN your fifter has every son of man, just in the Tame

so excellent an ad- manner, and from the same ground,

viser always near A as the sun communicates, and the veW

her, I should not getable world receives, that prolific have ventured to virtue, which is the cause of all the say any thing about beauty and perfection with which we the ftate of her see the face of nature adorned.

health, but from a It is the groundless conception, full conviction, that no evil that af- that man, by his natural powers, is Alicts the human species can exceed B able to suitain himself in the most trynervous disorders, when they rise to ing circumstances, and even to work any confiderable height. A man's vir out his own salvation, that is the cause tué has never been tried, till he has of vast misery to human creatures ; felt something equal to the pungent and, amongst the learned and thinkmisery which they produce in their ing part of mankind, I can affign laft ftages : And, therefore, when I no other reason for the horrid act of hear of any person distinguished for Suicide.

с the sweetness of his nature, goodness, Cato and Brutus, two distinguished or integrity, it is of no weight with names in the Heathen world, are unime, unless these virtues have for their versally acknowledged to have pofbalas the fincere love of God, to that sessed as many great and excellent degree, that a man can say from the virtues as ever dwelt in the soul of bottom of his foul, “ O! my God, any, whom the great Apostle deno“ thou knowest that my whole de- minates only the mere natural Man ; " light is in thee; that my heart is Dand yet history informs us of the tra “ continually adhering to, longing, gical issue of their lives, when the " and thirsting after thee: Where- disorders of adverse and contending “ ever I go, and whatever I do, I interests were brought to a crisis. “ know that thou art intimately pre- Now, as we are perfectly acquainted " sent in and to my souls and that with the natural innate firmness of " thou art the sum and center of all their souls, and the excellency of their “ my thoughts, words, and actions." E natures, and how strong the love of

Till a man's virtues are built upon life is implanted in the nature of all this solid rock, let them be ever fo men; to what cause can we ascribe specious, ever so attracting, yet in their having recourse to fuch defpethe day of trial he will affuredly fink rate remedies for relief but to their under them

relying upon their own natural powThis I have often deeply experi- ers, to bear them up under the severest enced in myself, and have as fre- F trials ? Standing upon this ground, quently observed it in others of great the properties of their nature were, pretensions. And it effectually de. by many great and trying adversities, monftrates this great truth, that there worked up into a state of extreme is no inherent goodness in man, mere. contrariety, anxiety, horror, and dely as of himself; but that it is the spair; till at last these raging, con-' gift of God, and must be communi. tending qualities grew intollerable ;

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On Suicide and Madness. and, as the only relief from the an- the fruits of the earth, which would guish they fell, both had recourse to perish, had they not their proper nouSuicide. And as human nature is rillment thus imparted to them, arid invariably the same in all ages, so the derived into their natures. As this very self-same cause must be assigned is an undeniable truth, which the for the many deplorabie instances of A face of nature demonstrates, so it is the same act of desperation, even in no less undeniably true, that a superthese days of inore enlightened know- natural goodness, flowing from God, ledge.

must be derived into the soul of man, Man's life becomes a burthen,wben, in the farne manner as the virtues of by adversity and distress, the evil that the sun inult be derived into the fruits is in him is violently excited. To of the earth, before he can poflibly arHy from himself is impossible; and find. B rive to that state of goodnels and per; ing all his own endeavours to remore fection which his nature wants. And his misery ineffectua., he thinks that as nothing less than an inward growth happiness is for ever flown from his of the divine life can be our Saviour breast; and, no longer able to bear and Deliverer, so it is the mistaken the pungent reflections of his own confideration, that God is only an outinind, breaks the sacred bonds of life, ward good, who has no other than an and rulhes headlong into eternity. outward relation to us, that leaves

To a mind tenderly atected with C men uncured of all their natural disthe distresses of human nature, how orders and corruptions : For a God lamentable is this condition, which merely outward, can do no more good drives our fellow-creatures to such to the soul, than an excellent mediimmediate destruction! But, lament. cine, which, though known to exist, able as it is, yet with respect to every is yet never inwardly applied, can do son of fallen man, till he feels hiinfeíf to the body. in some measure in the state above de. Now, what a wretched condition fcribed; that is, till the properties of Dmult that intelligent creature be in, his natural life find the want of a who feels nimielt in the state of inhigher good, he has no awakened fen- cellant misery above described, and tibility of himself, no just conception has no God that itands in a nearer reof the depth of misery and happiness lation to him than this outward which lies lid in human nature. good? And yet this is the only Ged And would but men, upon thele try.' which the syitems of modern Infideli. ing occafions, as their condition Turely ty, and nominal Christianity, set bedemands, give themselves up totally & fore us. It is true, they both repreto God, they would infallibly find a sent Him as a being of infinite perremedy adequate to the depth and fection, and require us to have magburtien of their mifery: The work- nificent conceptions of him ; but ing, contending properties of their when there two truths are eftablished, nature wouid loon be appeared, by all the essential relations, as he is our the entrance of the heavenly power Redeemer, Purifier, and inward Hointo their afficted souls; and an in- p liness, (which are the most important ward joy and peace would gradually to his creatures) are left out of the fucceed, proporticnate to the dií. question; and then, when these high trtfies they have endured.

ideal conceptions fail a inan, and he If Cato and Brutus had had recourse fcels that his own natural stock of into this sovereign remedy, I am well tegrity and goodocis is not of itself allwed, from the nature of man, nei. fufticient to luitain him in the hour ther of them would have perished with Gof home-felt diftress, he has recourse the ruin of their country; nos yet to Suicide, or else is driven into Mad. under, the tumultuous struggies of ness : And all this is no fault of Na. their own nature, far more insupport- ture; for it unavoidably follows from ahle than all outward mileries. For its working in a state of blindnels, th's heavenly remedy is always near void of God ; in which state, with all a. hard to every ion of inan; and as its dreadful consequences, in a greater foon as he teeis the burrlien and or less degree. Nature must always wretchedness of his own nature (as 1 work, till it is united to the lovereign feel it he will, sooner or later) and in Good, who can alone fatisty the boundthe earneft defire of liis heart, cries less defires of the heart of inan, But out to God, the divine goodness will this cannot be done by any ideal conthen communicate itself to the soul, ceptions of God, however great and as freely as the fun does its virtues to juit, but by timply turning the work.

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