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And hark! the harmonifts below,
Ay ! you, Pengrouze,did deance wy Mall Rofevear,
Now Belly hire me, Belly, vath and foale,
a lad in a fcience bleft, deancing, cries the crowder by the wale,
Why deancing, deancing, meafter, 'tis a bale.
Smit with the charms of rural hours
And though the golden age is loft,
A Western ECLOGUE.
Outfhone his toning brothers of the Weft;
Arrear, God blefs us, well the nymph reply'd,
Arrear then Befly ly aloane the backy,
Ah hunkin, hunkin, mind at Moufhole faire
Curfe Mall Rofevear, I fays,a great jack wh-re,
Beft drink implies ftrong beer. + Brandy,
Says I, I have no fhoofe to kick a foote, [boote,
Ah hunkin, hunkin, I am huge afraid
Deare dearest Bet, let's hug thee to my hearte,
Then here's my hond, and wy it teake my hearte
Goade bless us too, and here is mines, ods hearte
VERSES to the Memory of Samuel Brown, a Cor nifh Fidler.
LAS! poor Brown, thy days are done.
* The name of the Sean. ↑ A fish so called.
The GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, VOL. XXXII,
"He has not strength to bustle through,
Then looking kind at one another,
No more the difference can unriddle
No more to Shandy and Tom Jones
So Death, to lug poor Brown from human eye,
Be noife and ftink, a very f―t,
A chimney Sweeper and his fair,"
The latter Part of the third Chapter of Habbakuk imitated.
Ltho' the blooming plants forget to shoot,
The MENACE. To the Earl of B—.
Whofe brow's begirt with Britain's crown
Hope not from hence unmix'd applause,
And venom'd MALICE is my name,
Wife, but without the pride of parts 3
Patron of wit, and friend to arts.
Or fcorn to bribe with place or pension,
Tremble, great Peer, at my invention,
And all thofe tales fhall credit find ;
For Envy rules o'er haif mankind.
FOREIGN HISTORY. 289
ftantial effects, as by that means the commu nication of the Auftrian army with Drefden is, or foon must be, entirely cut off.
On the 29th of May, a bloody affair happraed in the defiles of Chemnitz, which coft the Pruffians 5co men, and it was with diffi culty that poft was preserved.
M. Daun, whole army in Silefia is faid to confift of 80,000 veteran troops, took the fjeld about the 15th paft, and encamped at Kratzlau, in fuch a minner as to cover Schweidnitz, and obferve the motions of the king in the neighbourhood of Brefaw; who, notwithstanding the approach of the enemy, encamped on the 11th inft. with feven battalions only, at Butterlin, within three German miles of the Auftrian army, and five from Breau, The Pruffian royal family, and the miniftry who have refided at Magdebourg, are expected back at Berlin the 20th inftant.
We cannot omit here the following 'very remarkable letter from the Hague Gazette, which feems to be written by no ordinary hand.
learn from Ipabam, that peace and order are reftored in that capital of the Perfian Empire; in confequence of which an embaffy will foon be fent thither by the Emperor of Ruffia.
The Prince of Holbein Gottorp has declined the poft of general in chief of the Ruffian forces in favour of Field Marshal Count Munich, whom the Emperor has recalled from exile, after a banishment of five and twenty years in Siberia,
The treaty of peace between the Emperor and his Pruffian majefty, was figned at Beterf burn on the 5th of May, by the Chancellor and Baron Goltz, the plenipotentiaries named by the two courts for that purpofe. Tho' the articles of the treaty are not publickly known, yet it is eafy to difcover, that it is offenfive and defenfive, as no less than 16,000 Ruffian troops have already joined the king in Silefia, under Count Czarnicbew; fuch is the vicif fitude of human affairs, the fame men that but a few months fince were carrying fire and fword thro' the Pruffian dominions, are now employed in butchering the Auftrians.
The Prince of Bevern too, with the body of troops that fought against the Swedes, and thofe that were employed in the defence of Stettin, are in march to Silefia to join his majefty. Thofe likewife in the neighbourhood of Magdeburg quitted Schwerin, and marched the fame way. The treaty of peace with Sweden, received on the 11th inft. their majefties ratification at Hamburg; the Pruffian minifter gave a grand entertainment, but at Magdeburg, on the publishing this event, no Extraordinary rejoicings were difcoverable; it feemed to be looked upon as a thing of course on the pacification with Ruffia. The treaty of 1720, is faid to be the bafis of this treaty, in confequence of which, fome regiments of Swedes are taken into Pruffian pay. Befides the peace with Ruffia and Sweden, the King of Pruffia has juft fettled his differences with the Duke of Mecklenburg Schwrin, in confequence of which that prince will foon return to his capital.
The account of the advantages gained by Prince Henry in Saxony, spoken of in our laff, is confirmed by authentic intelligence in the London Gazette, with the addition of other fuccefsful attempts made upon the Auftrian pofts, which had obliged the enemy to quit Dippoldfalda, with the lofs of 4000 men nade prifoners, 365 waggons, feveral pieces of cannon, fome ftandards, and other trophies.
On the ad inft. however, the Auftrians being reinforced from Silefia, attacked the Pruf, fians in their turn on all fides, but were repulfed according to the account in the London Gazette, with the lofs only of 2co men. The Auftrians made the lofs of their enemies much more confiderable, at the fame time concealing their own; a practice very common with a vanquished enemy.
A report prevails, that the army of the Empire had abandoned the Aurians in Saxony, and retired into Bobemia.
Thefe fuccefsful attacks by Prince Henry, are of greater confequence than has been imagined, and are likely to be followed by fub(Gent. Mag. June 1762.)
London, The King of Prufa having now concluded a peace with Ruffia and Szweden, it is imagined that the fubfidy of 670,000 1, will not be continued to him for the year 1762. His Pruffian majefty fignified to our court fome time ago, that if they could induce Ruffia to remain neuter, he would give up his fubfidy from England, being powerful enough to make head against all his other enemies. In exchange, it is affured, that if the Emperor of Raffia fhould not be able to restore peace in Germany, a fubfidy of 500,000 1. will be paid to that monarch, in confideration of which, he will furnish 45,000 men, one third of which will join the K. of Pruffia's army, and the other two 'thirds that of the allies, Many people poffitively affert, that this measure is actually taken; and that they look upon it as infallible to obtain the end propofed; for, fay they, it is highly probable that the court of Vienna and Verfailles will agree to restore peace in Germany on condition that things be put in the fame ftate as at the beginning of the prefent troubles, being fenfible that an addition of 15,000 men to the Pruffian army in Silefia, and of 30,000 to that of the allies in Weftphalia, will turn the ballance in our favour."
This letter, compared with fome hints dropt from the Briton, (fee p. 278.) may ferve as a key to the political fyftem of certain noble perfonages, who, 'tis hoped, will not bring the odium upon themselves or the nation of being penny wife. There are circumftances, however, that favour this pacific fyftem; and that confirm, in fome measure, what is thrown out here by way of speculation. "Tis certain, that 16,000 Ruffians have joined the King of Pruffia; that the tone of the court of Vienna is much changed; that the imperial army have taken a separate rout; and that the French remain in a state of in activity in the German provinces. From thefe appearances, it may be concluded, that as the ballance of the war is more upon a equality now than ever, and that the King of Prapas
290 Pruffia has been able to maintain himself when the ballance was against him, the court of Vienna will rather chufe to accept of a reafonable conceffion from his Pruan majefly, than expofu any longer the whole Germanic Empire to calarsities, which are already fo grievous, that it feems fcarce poffible for fome of the provinces ever to recover.
According to the last accounts, Prince Ferdinand's head quarters were at Pyrmont, and thofe of the Hereditary Prince at Fulderen. Confiderable magazines are forming along the Werra, and much of the forage and provifions for the army are brought from England.
The allies on the 24th paft, made an attempt to furprize Gottingen, but without the defired fuccefs; they killed fome of the enemy, and made fome prifoners, among the former was Brig. Gen. Larre. The English troops which were cantoned near Bielfeld, have joined the corpfe under Gen. Sporcken. The head quarters of the Englife are at Maffe, and thofe of Gen. Spercken at Blomberg. All the infantry of the allied army encamped the 4th inft. at the last mentioned place, on the heights of Balle. The cavalry are not yet encamped. Gen. Kilmanfeg's corps is incamped near Brakel.
Prince Ferdinand is preparing to take the field. He feems not in a fweet temper with the English. He has difmified two of his aid de camps, viz. Capt. Sloper of the guards, and Cuningham of the 20th regiment, a little abruptly. They are ordered, in the public orders of the day, to join their regiments in four and twenty hours. They were furprized at their unexpected difgrace, wrote to him to know the reason, were anfwered politely, but told, that the Prince defired to be at liberty to choose his own aids de camp,
There is much ficknefs in the three camps under the Prince of Conti, whofe army confis of 30000 men; these camps are at Rees, Wefd, and Duffeldorp on the Lower Rhine. The armies under the Marfhals d'Etrees and Soubize tare no better; fickness and desertion every where prevail, owing perhaps to the great fcarcity of provifions, a pound of bread felling for fals (3d.) The French regiment, called Royal Baviere, hath for fome days loft 100 men in a day; this is attributed to the exceffive heats in the day, and the dews of the night; the troops on the Lower Rbine have been moft affected.
It is confirmed from all quarters, that the Spanish army have already entered Portugal, feized fome towns, and laid fiege to others; among the latter is the ftrong city of Almeyda, the only fortrefs that can flop their progrefs to Oporto. Miranda was taken by accident Iriganza, Moncorvo, and Claves were abanconed on the approach of the enemy; in the, latter of which was 48 pieces of cannon, a f feat number of mufquets, and other small
ms, with much powder, tall, forage, &c. The rg Battalions of French that were fent to Jeintorce this army, entered Galicia about the beginning of this month, and when joined, the Spaniards boat they will have at leaft 68,000 men in the field under the command,
of the Marquiffes de Sarria and St Croix. Col. O'Riely after a march of 14 leagues in two days, took poflecton of Chaves, and the Marquits de Cafa-tremaries of Moncorvo
A body of the Spaniards, part of the army that remained at Miranda, had attempted to pefs the river Deuro, but had been opposed by the inhabitants and militia of the neighbourhood, who joined in a body, and with guns, pikes, fails, and other weapons, fuch as they could collect, obliged the enemy to retire to Torre de Moncorvo, with fome lofs; the Por tugurfe on their fide not having received the leaft hurt from the enemy's fire.
The Corfican male-contents, as they are commonly called, who have made a noble ftand to refcue themfelves and their pofterity from the tyranny of the Genoefe, have lately defeared a body of 4c00 of the enemy at Pedicorte, and cut moft of them to pieces. Gen. Paoli commanded the Corficans in this action, which is faid to be the best conducted that has been fince their revolt, which is now 33 years.
The King of Denmark has demanded of the city of Hamburg, a million cf crowns, and al-, lows the Senate only twice twenty four hours to deliver their answer. Almoft at the fame time, feveral bodies of Danish troops approached that city, and diflodged the guards, took poffeffion of the fuburbs and countryfeats; the Praian minifter's country-house alone was fpared,
In this diftrefsful fituation the Burghers were preparing for defence, fully determined to repel force by force. Mean-while, till the, iffue of this violent crifis can be known, they rely upon the good offices of the foreign mi nitters refiding there.
But if private letters may be depended on, the Ruffian and Pruffians minifters, have acquainted the fenators, that if they pay the Danes the million of rix dollars which they demand, their Imperial and Royal masters would expect the fame fum to be paid to each of them.
Humburg, is a rich and populous city on the the North-fide of the river Elbe, diftant 40 miles from Lubec, 65 from Bremen, 30 from Lunenburg, and 70 from the mouth of the Elbe. It is the chief port of Germany; its haven is filled with fhips, and its exchange crowded with merchants. It is well fortified, and able to arm 12,000 men. The govern ment is in its own magifirates, who are four burgo-mafers, 20 aldermen, and 12 commoncouncil; but on any emergency the body of fromen are affembled. It was declared a free imperial city in 1510, independent of a ny power except the Emperor, to whom, they pay a fmall homage, Yet the Kings of. Denmark obliged their fhips to pay, a toll. (having a cafile on the banks of the Wezer), which they bought off in 1645 for 120,000 rix dollars. Notwithstanding which, in 1679 the Dazes got 220,000 more rix dollars, to take them into their favour; and in 1686 they again befieyed that city, and were bought. off; and other great fums have been got from them fince.
Hiftorical Chronicle, June 1762.
jefty's blue ribbon; and the Earl of Bute with the ribbon of the late Duke of Portland.
At Tiverton in Devonshire, 26 houses were confumed by fire. Three were blown up with gunpowder before the fire could be extinguished. WEDNESDAY 26.
A dreadful inundation happened at Bilboa in Spain, by which 80 fhips received damage. The waters of the river Nervin, rofe 8 or 9 feet in the houfes, and the fhips were many of them thrown into the gardens, and others were funk. The melting of the fnow in the mountains is fuppofed to be the caufe, and the damage is computed at fix millions of livres.
SUNDAY May 16.
HE collection for the ge-
A ftc.m of hail deftroyed all the fruits of
The peace with Ruffia was proclaimed at Berlin, amidst the cordial acclamations of a vaft concourfe of people. All that was publifhed on this occafion of the contents of the treaty was, that Pruffia and Pomerania are reftored to the king."
A letter lately received from Calcutta in Bengal, dated Dec. 19, 1761, fays, "We met a fevere fhock laft Auguft. There were 460 men fent from Madrafs on board a large country fhip bound to this place, most of them belonging to Col. Coote's regiment. The fhip foundered four days after, and only 27 were faved, out of the thip's company and foldiers." TUESDAY 25.
Came on before the justices at Hicks's Hall, the trial of the rioters at Leicester Houfe during the Princess of Wales's drawing-room; when one Miller, a chairman, for an affault upon. Col. Weft, was fined 13s. 4d. and fentenced to 3 months imprifonment in Newgate. Upon a fecond indictment, he was fined the like fum, and fentenced to one months more imprisonment in the fame goal; and Jn Dale and Jobn Oldbury, two livery fervants, were fined 51. each, and to be imprisoned in Newgate 14 days.
The Rt Hon. E. Talbot, Col. Weft, and divers other perfons of diftinction, attended, in order to have given evidence upon the laft indictment of the riotous and difrefpectful behaviour of the footmen and chairmen, upon that occafion, and of the repeated endeavours of the foldiers and others to fupprefs the difturbance, without mischief to the aggreffors, and were generously pleafed to recommend the prisoners to mercy on acknowledging their guilt. The profecution was carried on at the expence of the Treafury, and under the direction of the proper officers of the crown, who declared their readiness, upon any future occafion, to bring to punishment offenders of the like
Was held a chapter of the moft noble Order of the Garter, when his majefty invented his R. H. Prince William with his late ma
Advice was received, that Gen. Amberft had laid an embargo on all the shipping at New York, in order that they might be taken into his majeny's fervice; and that the General was going on an expedition. The general court at Boflon refolved, that 620 men fhould be raised, which together with the 600 now in the fervice, and the 2000 men voted laft feffion, which are now compleatly raised, amounting in the whole to 3z20 men, are to be put under the command of Gen. Ambert, to ferve until the last day of October next. SATURDAY 29.
The Jufticiary Court, or Court of Affize, was opened at Aberdeen, when not one prifoner appeared to be tried. Upon enquiry, it was found, that the goals within the three fhires of Aberdeen, Bamf and Kincardine, were empty, having no one in them either for crime or debt.
At the general affembly in Scotland, Mr Rebert Dalrymple, minifter of Dallas, was depofed for fornication with his maid, and the living of Dallas declared vacant.
A water-quake was felt at Bergen in Norway, the fea ebbing and flowing preternaturally with great violence. On the 11th of Deember an earthquake was felt at Oby in Siberia, a phenomenon that was never known to happen there before.
There was a Board of Treafury, at which the Rt Hon. the Earl of Bute fat as firft Lord for the first time.
A comet was difcovered from the maripe obfervatory in France. It appeared in the conftellation of Camelopardalus, about 15 deg. from the pole.
The dilemper fo much complained of in London, is faid to have reached Ireland, there being fcarce a family in Dublin without it. MONDAY 31.
Capt. Stirling of the Lowestoff man of war, deftroyed two prames off Graveling, feveral of whole crews were killed or wounded. A number of flat bottomed boats are collected at Dunkirk, which occafions muca ipeculation. WEDNESDAY 2.
At the auction at Sir Harry Parker's, at Talton, in Worcefier fire, the Seafons, by Titian, fold for 2207. For this painting 500l. had been fome time fince retufed. At the fame fale, fome of old Hemirk's pieces were fold for confiderable fums.