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And Thall give notice to the said officers ous liquors, or the licences for retailing hefore they receive any wine, cyder, or thereof, are declared felons, and are to be fermented liquors into their custody, on transported for seven years. pain of forfeiting sol.

Justices of the peace are to make monthly And shall permit ihe raid officers to take returns to the clerks of the peace of iho samples of low wines and spirits, and other county, or place where they act, of all liquors, paying for the same, on pain of persons convicted before them, within that forfeiting sol.

A time, for selling spiricuous liquors without A drawback is allowed on the exporta- a licence ; which are to be kept with the tion of British made spirits.

other records of such county, or place. No brewer, or distiller, can act as a And for the encouragement of informers, juftice of the peace in any cases relating to the commissioners of Excise are to pay spirituous liquors, or to the licences for each of them gl. in care the pecuniary peTetailing thereof.

nalty, payable upon the conviction of any All persons concerned in rescuing any person for selling spirituous liquors without person offending against this bill, or any a licence, is not paid within one month. other act now in force relating to spiritu. Answer to ebe Matbematical Queftion proposed in our Magazine for April, 1751. p. 176. с

Construction. 1. Draw BD, then upon A as a center
defcrine the semicircle BCD; then set the radius from
D to E, and draw the line ED; also draw BE, confti.
tuting the triangle B ED, right-anglad at E.

Solution. From the square of the chord of 1800
BD, substract the square of the chord of 60° ED, equal

to the given radius A; and the ✓ of the remainder will B

D be the leg BE, the chord of 120°, or the fide of an
inscribed equilateral triangle. Which was required.

W. B.


Cuprinciple that agitates ang minda?

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From tbe Remembrancer, June 1. usually called, the liberty of the press. Of

these ways, the first, when practicable, is This Weekly Paper, wbicb bad fubfifted three

only fo to freeholders, free citizens, and Years and a balf, was laid down on ebis the rabble of fools and mercenaries, which, Day ; eben Mr. Cadwallader rook Leave

under the prescription of their lords-paraof ebe Publick in a Letter to be following

mount, in the general constitute our bur. Purpose.

geftes. The second (tho' not under any URIOSIT Y seems to be the only B other positive restraint but that of the

number of presenters, and which, in the present, in matters regarding the commu. reigns of the Stuarts, was not only often nity : And as from thence it may happen exercised by corporations and grand juries, to be enquired, how a private man came but was also found to be an engine of to charge himself with an employment fo great utility) seems to be worn out of the hazardous in the pursuit, and so doubtful iyftem : And the third (which is hastening in the operation ? or, having charged him. to the same period) was the resource of felf with it, how he comes to diveft him. individuals, who had any thing to propose Celf of it, when the measures of govern. C to the publick for the publick good. ment are understood to be the same ; and

Tho' but a private man, therefore, Mr. if so, are like to produce the same effed ! Cadwallader having a birthright in the Bri. It may not be altogether impertinent or tifh conftitution, was so far privileged to unuseful, to prepare a sufficient answer. make the best use of his faculties in the

In fuch cafe then, the author would take desence of it. leave to say, that the democratical or po. But when he commenced Remem. pular part of the British conftitution, has brancer, it was not merely as a private ehree ways of interfering in the admini. D individual : On the contrary, he had the ftration of government ; either for the re. honour of a call, which carried a sort of drels of grievances ; the prevention of authority along with it : A call of such a mischiers apprehended ; or the attainment nature, as he could not reture obedience of any rational or needful purpofe : Name. to ; and a commission as large, as genereus, ly, by the choice of fit persons to be their and as publick. fpirited as that superlative representatives : By petitions and remon- degree of ph lanthropy which conftitutės Arances to the king, or either house of patriotism, could dictate : For, all chat in parliament : And by the use, or, as it is gene, al was required of him, was, to in


1751. The Remembrancer's Farewel to the Publick,

271 duce his fellow-fubjects, as far as in him his friends, in private as well as in pub. lay, to affırt their own rights and claims. lick, in matters of trust and confidence, as against the encroachments of corruption : well as those relating to the province more And to affift in the rescue of the conftitu. immediately affigacd him, with all the tion, for the sake of re-establishing their zeal and ability he was master of, he thinks own felicity.

it will not misbecome him to avow frankly Thus, he had not only the most meri. and openly, that his conduct in the present torious purpose in view, but such a fanc- A instance is owing to the feebleness, and ira tion also for his endeavours, as both set a resolution of the times : And that what. lustre on them, and, in some fort, gave ever is amiss in it (if any thing is lo) ought them an additional weight and value : For to be imputed to that national infatuation; what under such a banner was contended which converts all we say, and all we do, for, in an adverse way, it was realonable into foolishness. to conclude, must in time have flowed It is notorious, that tho' his poft was freely, as an effect of confiftency and in the forlorn, and he was already exposed grace ; or, at worst, could not, with any to all the persecution that refeatment, grace or confiftency, have been refused. B armed with power, could let loose against

A continuance of the same evils, would him, he not only food his ground, but have rendered a continuance of the famo even advanced against the enemy with as opposition more justifiable than ever : For much firmness, as if an army of regulars right and wrong do not depend on the ca. had been at hand to support and cover him. price of princes : And he that has once And it is true, that hearing, on all given his warrant to any practice for his fides, nothing but profefsions of forrow own convenience, will find but little coun- for the shock which the country had tenance in complaining of it afterwards. C sustained, and of zeal to adopt and profea

Besides, he does not scruple to acknow. cute any measures, which had the least ledge, that he was under the dominion of appearance of operating to the comfort and prejudice, as well as the impulse of prin- relief of the commonwealth, he did ex. ciple. As yet he laboured under a strong pe& such countenance from his fellow. persuafion, that we had such a thing as a subjects, as would have been a warrant for constitution remaining ; that there were the rashness he had mewn, in proceeding amongst us numbers of honen, well-mean- merely as a volunteer in their service. ing persons, who were not more fenfible But then the event has not warranted of the consumptive habit gradually brought this expectation : For tho' individuals have upon it, than zealous to concur in the ap- diftinguished themselves on a late fignal plication of any regimen, confiftent with occafion, they have acted but as indivi. found practice, for its relief and preserva. duals ; they have skirmished only : And, tion: That these, having a common inte- according to his little judgment, there is rest to pursue, were ready to conftitute a nothing can render a minority, however common cause, and to take all prudent able and difinterested, considerable, but a measures for the fupport of it : And that a thorough concert and unanimity, concurrence of so many favourable circum- E On the other hand, admitting, which is stances would not fail in time to re-kindle a very hard matter to do, that there was such a spirit, re.establish sueh a confidence, no great matter of discouragement in this and produce such a re-union of minds and circumstance, that time and experienco measures. as might convert professions into would have convinced these individuals of performances, and hasten the rescue, which the necessity of connection, fubordination every hour was esteemed more and more and discipline ; would have gradually reneceffary.

moved all diffidence ; and, at length, Now this, Mr. Cadwallader humbly


formed them into a perfe& phalanx (to be hopes, will be thought a satisfactory an- out-numbered always, perhaps, as at prefwer to the first question, namely, how a fent, yet to be disgraced or divided never) private person came to charge himself with even a phalanx lo constituted and directed, an employment of this publick nature? would have operated very little to the serAnd as to the second, how he comes to vice of the commonwealth, without the lay it agde? Tho' he might alledge, as an concurrence of the people : And such apanswer in full, that having lost his Com- pears, at present, their deadness and coldners manding nfficer, his commission was from to be, in every concern of that nature ; that moment at an end, and he remained G that they seem to have loft not only their at perfect liberty to lay down his arms ; apprehensions, but their feeling, not only yet, as he did not then avail himself of that their voice, but their understanding, not lubrerruge to defert the service, so neither only every social principle, but the use of will he have recourle to it now. No ; that instinct, which, even in brutes, prohaving discharged all duties to God, his vides for self-preservation. conscience, his country, his patron, and



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W.B. Som Fauftus the alchymin," who invites

The Morrf?pb ( by wbicb is meant a Frol or A MATHEMATICAL QUESTION, Madman, for wbom obe Mubometans bave N a circle, whose diameter is jo, a a great Veneration, as believing fucb to be

ruler, whose length is 20, moves in Inspired, and wbo is cbaratterized in tbe fuch manner, that one end of it is always pril Book, see Mag. for Jan. left; p. 41.5 found in the diameter (or the same pro- is ibus described by Scriblerus, as prepared duced) and the other end in the circumfe- to deliver bis Predictions concerning bim. rence. In a revolution of the ruler, a A Hear, bleft associates of my various pains, curve will be described by its middle point, What rich reward to crown our toil rc. whose nature, area, length, center of gra

mains. vity, and greatest ordinate, are here re- Last night, ro Jove ordain'd, alone I found quired ; and also the content of the solid The heav'n-taught prophet' seated on the generated by a rotation on its axis, toge- ground. ther with the points of the curve described, An hallow'd rage already had pofrest when each end of the ruler moves with His räplur'd soul, and heav'd his swelling equal velocity : It is also required to find bieaft. the aforesaid question, when the ruler is so. B High on his head uprose the bristling hair ; June 16, 17516

W.E- -D. His curgid eye.balls rollid an hideous glare ;

With chatı'ring teeth, the working foam A N OTHER.

he churn'a,

Ispurn'd; Wire-drawer having a large piece of And thrice the folid earth, impatient,

iron, its bottom base is an oval, the Then, wildly starting, danc'd with frantic transverse diameter being 26 inches, and bounds, the conjugate diameter 9 inches; the up- Whirling his rapid head in giddy rounds : per base is a circle, whose diameter is 15 C He wav'd th' Edonian Thyrsus in his hand, inches, and height 7 feet: Now the wire- And look'd a priest of Bacchus' (urious drawer has a mind to have it drawn into band. a wire a quarter of an inch diameter ; how The Argument of ebe Sistband laf Book, long will it be when drawn out, when no

CRIBLERUS meets with thing is allowed for the waste ?

of The Argument of the Fiftb Book of ibe him to his house. Fauftus explains to him

SCRIBLERIAD. Mock-berouck the cause of their festival, and relates the Poem. (See p. 227.)

D history of Bafilius Valentinus. The alchyCRIBLERUS having consulted the

mifts are again baffled in their attempt to

transmute the lead. Scrihlerus desires to result of his enquiry. That he must leave

make a trial ; is refused on account of his them to go in search of the philosopher's

mean appearance, but difcovering his name ttone, which is promised him. That they

and family, is admitted with honour to the must return to England and found a society,

furnace. He soon obtains a colour, which of which he is to be vifitor ; and being

fuccess is received with univerial applause. affured, by poffeffion of the stone, of lon; E est respects, and eagerly embrace the pro

They coniend who Mall pay him the greate gævity, if not immortality, he promises to visit the society every century. After a

poral of Boffius to beatify him. The he. variety of hardships, our heroe un.

roe, by a præsentiment, is aware of the dergoes in 12 months travel from Genoa,

accidents that may happen at this impor. where his friends leave him, he arrives ab

tant crisis, and advises to postpone che ho. a grove near Munster in Germany. In

nours designed him till rbe great work be this city, after several fruitless attempts to

fully accomplished, left vanity, which al. transmute lead into gold, the alchymists ready begins to possess his mind, should agree to postpone che farther trial of their F Nop the progress of it, and perhaps enart to the next day, hoping it might be

tirely disappoint their expectarions. His more auspicious, as being the first day of

(peech is interrupted by their enthusiastick April, the birth-day of that successful al.

zeal, and they immediately proceed to chymist Bafilius Valentinus. That night

beatification. And now the poet having Plucus appears to the heroe, and directs

conducted Scriblerus thro' a series of ad. him to the fatal root which is to procure

ventures, with success beyond the expecta. the transmutation of metals and prolonga

tion of a mortal, concludes his poem with tion of life. Inspired with gratitude and G

the apotheofis of his heroe. devotion, Scriblerus sacrifices a goose and This, with be opparatus, is described at thirty gonins, which engages him in a Marp follows. confct with a revengeful maiden, whom Then Boffius fpake : Sure heav'n my at length he vanquishes, and, with a mo. foul inspires, deration fingular in a conqueror, leaves, And prompts me to excite thicieetric fires to pursue his journey to Munster,



1751. The indiscreet WIFE humorously, reproved.

273 Raise then, my friends, the well.construct. count. I think I ought not to conceal from ed Aage,

your inspectorship, that it has been given There, plac'd on high, beatify the lage, out, that the German leit her in pawn for Strip'd of these rags unseemly to the fight, her lodgings, and that he was not a count And cloach'd with radiance and celestial but a cast-off valet de chambre ; but the light.

[caught, latter part of the story was never sufficiently He said. His words the pleas'd affernbly proved, and was certainly an invention of Who soon, obedient to his di&tates, brought A Crab's to revenge himself of me, who had Of pitch and rofin an enormous mass, supplanted him in his amour. Six ample globes, and fix vaft cubes of When I brought my wife home, I began glass,

[made ; to contider, that as I was in the way to From these th'adepts a mystick structure have a growing family, I Tould apply myAnd in the midit the great Scriblerus laid self with double diligence to my trade; I In naked majesty, tremendous tight ! therefore begged of her to manage the bu. Then hafte to execute the solemn rite. finess of the house, while I should consider And now the glass by strong attrition nothing but the success of my business ; 1o urg'd,

(purg'd. B this the coldly replied, that me hoped I First the foul atmosphere around him knew the difference betwixt a traderman Then at the heroe's feet began to play and a woman of quality. Well, Sir, lacA flame more brilliant than the solar ray. quiesced, considering the had a little noble The golden beams ascending now embrac'd blood in her veins, and therefore took upTh' illustrious lage, and circled round his on myself the double occupation of attende wift.

ing the Mop, and doing the necessary offices Now fixt, and by encreas'd effluvia fed, of the family. Diffus'd a glory from his awful head. C It happened, as she was fitting one afThus as he darts around electric fire, ternoon in a certain part of the house that To vocal hymns they tune the sounding lyre; The calls the withdrawing room, a crach His high atchievements in their songs relate, and fix drove by the door, attended by half And hail him monarch of th'Hermetic state. a dozen footmen on horseback, and with

four ladies in it, one of whom had a dog From a new Paper *, called The London

upon her lap. This immediately ftruck her, Daily Advertiser, and Literary Gazette, and the first words the accosted mo with June 14.

were, Mr. Minnikin, I must have a dog.

DA dog, my dear, faid 1, lord bless me, To be INSPECTOR.

what will you do with a dog ? our house is SIR,

too small to be incumbered with useless crea. AM an honest pains taking tradesman, tures ; confider a little. I run on a good

and what the world calls a goodnatured while in this manner, which the suffered man. By a diligent attendance upon my me to do without any interruption; but at business, I scraped together a fortune of last she gave me to understand, that the some hundred pounds, when I began to was a woman of fashion and must be comthink, a wife was the only thing I wanted, E plied with, not failing to drop some hints, and accordingly I paid my addresses to Miss that had the preferred Crab to me, he Susanna Dimple, a blacksmith's daughter ; would never have denied ro reasonable when, to my unspeakable fatisfaction, the requeft. match was begun, concluded, and solem

I love peace and quietness, and confidernized in less than a fortnight. As she had ing there might be some secret connection nothing but her accomplishments to be- berwixt a cur and a person of quality, that ftow upon me, the lawyer, you know, I was not aware of, I agreed to her follicihad no business, and the parties met with tation, which I thought would be the more less ceremony than the subscribers to parch. F cruel to deny, as the expected in about two ment generally do; I then hoped, however, months to make me a father. Dogs of vawith more affe&tion ; but I fear I am much rious colours and sizes were purchased, till disappointed in that article.

I could get one to please her, insomuch One reason that led me on to this match, that, besides the expence, I became the jest was, to disappoint Tom Crab the Chandler, of my neighbours, who were always askwho was always prailing the beauty of Miss ing me, whether I had compleated my Dimple, at our club at the Goat ale house ; pack. and another, much more prevalent with G At length my wife was brought to bed me, was, that she was in some degree a of a daughter, and a sweet infant it was : branch of quality ; for a relation of her I could not help beholding the child with second coulin was married to a German an air of triumph, and looking on myself, June, 175',


(tho * This paper made its firft appearance about three monebs ago, and seems to gain ground, beo ing writ wil great accuracy and spiris,



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(tho' but an humble pinmaker) as a kind of sandra, will not drop a tear, when the
perpetuater of quality. My wife took me by knows she is driving her husband into a
The hand a few days before the christening, prison ?
and, in a kind tone of voice, asked, what Good Sir, convince this unreasonable
name I thought she intended to bestow up- woman, that a wife ought never to think
on the infant ? Mary, or Elizabeth, per- herself wiser than her husband; and that a
haps, quoth I. To which me answered, grain of discretion is worth all the memoirs
with a scornful smile, that, as a pinmaker, A and adventures that were ever written. In
The was not surprized I should think of such this you will not only oblige me, but many
common names ; but, as a woman of a good-natured men, in as uncomfortable a
higher sphere, who never acted upon vulgar ficuation.
principles, she was determined to call her

Your humble servant,
Daraxa. As my wife is very well read, I

SAMUEL MINNIKIN. could alledge no reason, but what she could e sily have refuled, and therefore I fubinit. P. S. Little Daraxa has already learned a ted, and the parson, to his great aitonilh. love speech out of Amadis de Gaul. ment, had the honour of bapuzing the B fust Daraxa perhaps that ever existed.

To tbe AUTHOR of the LONDON We lived together fome time after this

MAGAZINE. without anything particular happening, ex.

Nullus in orbe finus pralucet.

Hor. cept her obliging me to turn away one of my best workmen, whose unamiable fea. tures, and rough appearance, made her al. OU published in your Magazine for ways distinguish him by the name of Or. fon.

Ction of Penzance in Mount's-Bay. Be A plaguy advertisement came out soon pleased likewise to insert in your next a after this, that lady Riot had lost hier par- vindication of the Bay itself, which has rot, for which a reward of two guineas been grolly misrepresenied. The ill-groundwas offered to him who thould be lu lucky ed rumours, which are spread abroad conas to find it: This gave my rib a new cerning it, should be answered, and put to whim, and I was commanded, at all ad- filence. It is, undoubtedly, a reproach as ventures, to purchase a parrot. I debated well as a disadvantage to mariners, and the matter for some time, and would lain huve compounded it for a jay, or a mag

may be attended with unhappy confe. 'D

quences, by causing them to decline compye ; but as I am not bleifed with the ia.

ing into the bay in distress, to continue in lent of persuasion, and am of a mit peace. fuch errors ; and therefore an attempt to able disposition, I agreed to her terms, and remove them cannot, I presume, be juftly poll was, in a day or twu, seen at the win. deemed impertinent, or unworthy of a dow, in a flaunting cage, to the great joy caniid reception. This is the first pen of the boys and girls in the neighb urhood, thal ever was drawn in its defence, and if who were so communicative in their in it should happen to be of any service, my structiors, that my hou e foon became as E end is aníwered. nciry as a cock pit,

Mount's Bay is so called from St. Mi. To tell you ali the lardships I labour un.

chael's Mount, which lies in it, and is, der, from my wife's treatment, would re. perhaps, one of the greatest curiofilies in quire a volume. She ruins me in prints of the habitable world. It is an inlet from the great folks, lives, and memoirs, &c. of Atlan:ick ocean, and forms a mort de. people of condition.

Hints are frequently lightful baron of water, surrounded for the ihrown out, that she intends to have a drun

most part with green fields, which add con. at her house, to which indeed I believe the g liderably to its beauty. Travellers may is induced by a pert baggage, one Mrs. have an advantageous and beautiful proTawdry, a baronet's lady's waiting-wo- fect of ic from the Chapel yard at lenman; and a cruel wag of my acquaintance 2ince, which is deservedly admired for its has informed her, that I have had an offer fine bluation. It is one of the moit conof being knighred, which me reproached venient inlets and outlets in Britain for me in the most outrageous terms for not carrying on foreign trade, and it is only to accepting of.

be nished, that this natural advantage was Is it not hird now, Mr. Inspector, upon properly made use of. It is, indeed, a the whole, that a woman, who has travel. G deep bay, but there is a very good road, led thro' all the countries of romance, does and sale anchorage : The worst wind for it not know the way to her kitchen, or on is S. S. E. Ships rode securely here last what (pot of the globe Horcy-lane market winter in that dreadful weather, which is fituated ; and while she can weep at the occafioned so many wiecks. This seems imagined diftress of an Argaluo, or a Cal. 10 be a Atrong argument in its favour. Be.


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