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sufficiently restrained by the civil power. ConducJ of administration. Causes of dissaiiifaaion. State of the ministry. Parliament meets. Speech from the Throne. Parliament adjourns for the holidays. . [S7

:- 'C H A P. 'IX.

Proceedings on American affairs. Resolutions, and an address upon thatfubjecl,

contain severe censures upon the conducl of some of the colonies. Agreement

for five years with the East-India company. Civil Lift debt. Expul

■stans, and final incapacitation of Mr.Wilkes. Addresses. Petitions [*5Z


.Bitths for the year 1769 ['^7

Marriages V1

Principal Promotions L ' 7 *

Deaths il7z


The Protest of the House of Lords of Ireland [ 17^

An ExtraiJfrom the Registry of the Prerogative Court of -Canterbury [ 17 8 Genuine Copies of Letters which passed between the Lord Chancellor and the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, and between the Sheriffs and the Secretary of State, relative to the execution of Doyle and Valline [181 Genuine Letters which passed between the Lord Mayor and the Secretary at War s'37 Copy of a Letter to J. Ellis, Esq. of Grafs-Inn, from Dr. Solander, of the British Museum, now on his Voyage round the World [188 Narrative of Captain Kennedy* s losing his vessel at sea, and his distress after, wards; communicated to his owners L' 9° The humble Address of the Lord Lieutenant and Nobility, High Sheriff, Grand Jury, Gentlemen, and Clergy of the County of Essex [iciz ———.. . . of the High Sheriff, Grand Jury, Gentlemen, and Clergy of the County of Kent C'93 ■of the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of

Oxford [ibid

of the Chancellor, Masters, and. Scholars of the University of

Cambridge '[ * 94

of the Merchants, Traders, 'end other "principal Inhabitants of

the City of London; with his Majesty's Answer [195

of the Nobility, Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the

County of Surry [ 196

Thi humble Petition of the Freeholders of the County of Middlesex [197

Narrative of 'what happened previous to presenting the Petition of toe Cits of

London to his Majesty; wish a Cosy of the Petition [ 200

The humble Petition of the Eleclors of the City and Liberty of Westminster [20Z .... of the Freeholders of the County of Surry , . [203

Remonstrance and Petition from the County of Buckingham [204

Genuine Copy of the Yorkshire Petition [205

U 2, Matter Matters ww pursuing in francs for the Impravtmupl ifffif&wdrt s to6

Propositions circulated through France for improving tk/l freedof Sheet 1[ jbi,^
Some extratli from a difcourjf delivered at tke opening of tit Myal 4<*demf,

Jan. 2, 1769, by the President [208

Remonstrance of the Insurgents at Madrid, in the year l j66 [211

<jsi^/ amount of fops and featnm employed between Grtalriritcun ant" hor

Colonies on the continent of America, vinth tke exports as ktth Iz 15

Abstract of the charge of his Majesty's civil government for one year {Vl6

Supplies granted by Parliament for the year i J 69 \% 18

Jfeyj slW Means for raising the Supplies' [zzz


An Address of both houses of Parliament to the King, on fth. ig, IJ69,

•with his Majesty's Answer [tf7

Warrant for the free pardon of Ed-ward M'^uirk sag

A proclamation for fuppefstng riots, tumults, andunlawful assemblies '219

His Majesty*! most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parlipwiut, en Tuesday

the gtb "day of May, 1769 [ibid

jLor4 Viscount Tozvnfoena's Speech It both Houses tjf Parliament at fiuhluf,

on Tuesday the ijthday of Qcjther J 769 { 2 JI

she humble Address of the Lords Spiritual and Tqmprai lo the i%inv

of the House of Commons

The Address of the House of Peers in Ireland to the Lord Lieutenant

« of the House of Commans in Ireland [3$$

The Speech of Lord Viscount Tovjnfoend to both Houses of Parliament, at
Dublin, on Tuesday tbf 7,6th day of December, ^$9 £256


Of the Malais ; from the Travels of a Philosopher, by Mr. le Ptivre p. I

Of the Cochin-Chinefe; from thej'anie 4

Some account of the origin and founders of the fed} of Anabaptists, and of John

Bocold their king; from Dr- Rehertstn's history of the reign of the Emperor

Charles V. ' 8

Qf the celebrated Cardinal Ximeties ; from the fame i.t

Of the famous Corsairs Horuc Barbaroffa, and his brother Hayradin i from

tke fatxe - - 21

Of the great Admiral and celebrated Patriot, Andrew Doria, from the fame 24

The Life and Cbaraeirr of Francis the First, jkmtuarily compered 'with those

of his great rival and antagonist] Charles Y-frun the fame 2 J

Short CharaHers, tekw from Grangers Si0g.raphi.e4l Hist, of England, viz.

of Mary £>ueeii of France, and Charles Brandon if Suffolk, 29.—

Sir Thomas Chaltoer, JQ.-r^5/> Philip Sidney, 31 T-r-&r Welter Raleigh,

ibid.-r-King Jaws /• IZ.—J'ke Palatine family, %-t,vrHenrietta iclitia.,

$ueen of England, l6,rrrsbe Shirley Fam%, J7-.—rSir Edtward Coke, J.8-—:

Thomas Coxyate, ibid. —William Cavendlfo, Marquis of Hemcaftie, Jf.—

Henry Somerset, Earl of IVoreestjer, ibi$.rrrtLtxd L\igl>y, ibid Ed*o. rj

Lord Herbert ofCherbury, ^,-r-John Preston, ^tester of Emqnuel College.,

.' Cai/wi:.:^.,

" Eambridge, 41 or William Oughxred, ibid.--Sir Henry Vane, gimus. 42

: Denzil Holles, afterwards Baron Holles, of Ifield, ibid. Oliver Cromwell,

43.-Lord Hopton, 44.--Mr. Willian Pronunce, 45.-Sir Joha Suckling. 46.

-Marquis of Montrose, ibid. --Sir Kenelm Digby, ibid.--Sir George Lisle,

47.-Philemond Holland, M. D. 48 John Greaves, ibid. -Wiliam Lilly,

· Student in Afrolagy, 49.- John Heydon, Astrologer, 50.-John Pordage,

51.-Lady Falconberg, 52.-Duchejs of Albemarle, ibid.-Lrd Rufd,

: 53.-Earlof Offory, 54.-Hugh Peters, 55:--Thomas Venner, 56.- John

the Quaker, 57.-Oliver Cromwell's Parter, ibid.-Dates and Bedlae, 58.

Lord Chief Justice Jefferies, 59.
Genuint Anecdotes of the late Prince of Wales, Lord Oxford, Dean Parnelle, Mr.

Pope, Mr. Fenton, Mr. Congreve, Mr. Rowe, Sir Richard Steele, Sir John
Vanbrugh, Dr. Young, and Mr. Hook.

Some Account of the Life of the late Thomas Pelham Holles, Duke of Neri-
cafle, &c.

An account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1767

Observations on the bones, commonly supposed to be Elephants bones, which have

been found near the River Ohio in America i

An account of rings, consisting of all the prismatic colours, made by electrical

explosions on the furfaces of pieces of metal

Afort account of the manner of inoculating the Small-pox on the coast of Bar-

bary, and ay Bengals in the Eart-Indies '


An account of Inoculation in Arabia

Of A fick man surprifingly recava el from a fever

Of an extrordinary great head


Extract of a Letter from Rome, on the extraordinary heat obferved there this laft

Jummer, 1768
Account of an extraordinary fish of the eel tribe, which the author calls the Tor-

porific Eeli from Mr. Bancrofi's Elay on the Natural History of Guiana, ib.

of tbe monffrous Snakes of Gujang ; from the fame



Of Wood- Ants and Fire-Flies; from the fame

· 92

An account of an Liahan, that digested ftones; from Grainga's Biographical

· History

of a true Lithopagus, am stone-eater, taken from Father Paulian's

Dictionnaire Phisique

An extraordinary instance of Old Age ; from Grainger's Biograph. Hift.

Account of a Horned Woman ; from the same

Some account of the Lemming, wbich infefts Norway, and fome other of the nor-

thern countries


Extraft of two Letters, concerning a natural lee-Houfs, differerad larely in Buy-

An account of old Thomas Parr, and of the difusion of his body after his

A defiription of the famous Copper-Mine, belonging to hys Grace the Duke ar De-

vonshires at Egon Ibill, in the country of Stafford" .

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■Cutiaut remarks on the different degrees of heat imbibed from the fun's rays, by.

cloths of different colours 103

Of Water, so far as it promotes 'vegetation I «4


Experiments for preserving Acortis for a whole year without planting them, fa as

to be in a fate fit for vegetation 108

On the goodeffecls of the £>uajfi Root in some Fevers 110

An Account of some Experiments on the sowing of Wheat 112

An easy method of making a Phosphorus, that will imbibe and emit' Light, like

the Bolognian Stone 113

A curious Method of preserving the Bodies of Birds from Putrefagion ; from
Bancroft's Natural History of Guiana .' I>4

Method of preserving Snakes ; from the fame: I 'J

A Pickle, recommended by Mr. Reynolds,for preventing Smut in Corn ibid.

A Letter on the Uses of the Horfe-Chefnut *..-■ .n6

A new and very useful Method of fastening Fruit-Trees to Walls , :IJQ

New Experiments on the Preservation of Corn, by M. Du Hamel - , .'.- 'til

To take the natural or lively Shape of an Herb ,' -.' 1*3

Receipt for a rich pleasant Wine ■-•■'. ibid.


Antiquities of Rome, containing an Historical Dissertation on the Common Sewers

of that City" J 24

Curious Enquiries into the Modes of Fajhion'and Dress of our Ancestors,- at dif-

ferent Periods ; from Grainger's Biographical History of England 135'

Of the Origin of Navigation; by the President Gouget 142

Orign os the Custom of saluting those whosneeze *' '." HS

Curious Account of the left Decades ofLivy's History 146

Form of the Anathemas denounced against Robbers in the middle Ages 147

Report cf a Journey into the North of Ireland, written to Justice Cary, by Sir

N John Harington, 1599 . 148

Pay and C/otlk-g of the Army in Ireland, in Queen Elizabeth's Reign ; from

. the fame 450

A Letter from King James the First to Sir John Haringtan, in the original'

Spelling - -151

A specimen of tho mode of Eleclions in the last century - . IJ2


Comparative History of the Italian and French Music' 153

An Account of the Fair of Sinigaglia ;from Grostey's Observations on Italy 167

Mortifying Ceremony to which the Jew's are fubjeSl in Rome - 169

Translation cf a Letter from Aretin to Michael Angela, on painting the last

Judgment "1 jo

Comparison between the Persians, a Tragedy by Efehylus, and Hamlet 172.

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An Account of the unfortunate young Lady, celebrated by Mr. Pose; from Ruff bead's Life of that Writer" 176

Plan of an Epic Poem, designed by Mr. Pope ; from the fame 177

A particular account of the execution of Mary £>ueen us Scots; from an old Manuscript communicated by the Hon. Charles Howard, Esq; 184

A Letter from Sir John Harington to Sir Anthony Standen, •written soon after his return from Ireland, tuhere he had accompanied the Earl of Essex 'in his unfortunate expedition 189

A Litter from Sir John Harington to Sir Hugh Port man, Knight 190

An Extract", nuhich may serve to confirm the general Idea given us of Queen Elizabeth's Passion for rich Cloths and Personal Ornaments 191

Uncommon Summons of Lord Fairfax to Prince Rupert, nubile he commanded in Bristol Castle; 'with the Prince's Answer, and his Lordjhip'sReply ibid. Apaper found on the table of M- Roseau, after his departure from the city ofBourgoin 193

The ridiculous misapplication of Sur-names exposed ibid.

Character of the Sentimental Journey; from the Biblioth. des Beaux Arts 196 Account of the natural and artificial Curiosities in the Royal Museum at Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark ibid. The extraordinary History of Bianco, a Venetian Lady 199 AccOUnt of an amazing Prodigy, soon after the Massacre at Paris; from the 'History of the Order of the Holy Ghost 202 A Dialogue between a Hermit and a Man of the World, by Voltaire 203 On Forms of Government; a Dialogue, by Voltaire 20 J A Letter to the Printer of the Public Advertiser, April 29, 1761 207 Strange Efficacy of Sea-nuafer, drank according to the Fashion 209 On Modern Music Z11 Transtation of a Letter from Count Lauragais, to a Lady of Quality in England, dated St. Cloud; Oct. 2. Zlz


The Triumph of the Arts; <written by Dr. Franklin, January 1, on the Institution of the new Royal Academy of Arts, by his Majesty 214 ■ Seng, at the feast of the Royal Academicians, Jan. 2, 1769 215 Hymn to Harmony j 'in the manner of Swift's Love-Song 216 On the Month of May; from Buchanan 217 Sympathetic Love; addressed to the Nightingale, by Shaki'spare 221 A Familiar Epistle to a Friend; <uiitk the Head of Harpocrates {the God of Silence amongst the Egyptians') in a ring 222 Epilogue to the Sifter; written by Dr. Goldsmith 228 Epilogue, spoken by Mr. Havard, on hi* leaving the Stage 229 To a young Lady 230 Epilogue, spoken by Mrs. Clive, on her quitting the Stage y ibid. Ode for his Majesty's Birth-day, June 4, 1769 231 To a young Gentleman, in imitation of the 2zd0de of the $d Book of Casimir' t Lyrics 23 z The Mutability of Human Life, and Adversity, not to)be Ue much deplored 23.3 A Sonnet 234 Sappho, fragment 5. On the Rose 23 j


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