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faith, that the said Mary Blandy a few days murder her said father Francis Blandy,
fince declared to this examinant, that on against the peace of our faid lord the king,
Monday the 5th of August instant, the, his crown and dignity. In witness of
the said Mary Blandy, put some powder, which act and things, as well the coroner
which Nie called love powder, into fome aforesaid, as the jurors aforesaid, have to
water gruel, which was given to and eat this inquisition set their hands and feals,
by her said father : And further faith, that the day and year first abovewritten.- Here
on the raid Monday her said master drank A ibe forementioned tames were subscribed, to-
some of the said water gruel; and faith, getber witb the coroner's, wbicb we need not
that the said Mary Blandy declared to this repeal,
examinant, that her said father had told
her he had a ball of fir in his stomach,

On Thursday, the 1415 1.f. rie Parliament and that he shouid not be well till the same

met, and ibe KING made a mon gracious was out ; and faith, that on the next day Speech from the Throne to borb Houses, ( being Tuesday, her faid master continued tbe following purpose. very ill, and in the evening he drank some IS majesty first takes notice of the

continuance of the publick tranquilli. mediately afterwards taken very ill, and ty, and the folid advantages his good subretched violently, and went to bed : On jects reap from it, in their trade and manu. The Wednesday the said Francis Blar.dy factures ; some branches whereof, he tells took phyfick, and about two of the clock them, have also received considerable be. the same day, the said Mary Blandy would nefit, from the wise provifions made by have had her said father taken the remain- this parliament. de: of the said water gruel, but the other Having then mentioned the treaty lately servant would not let hiin take it, and was C entered into with the elector of Bavaria, going to throw it away, when the e'pied and what he told them last sellion, of his at the botom of the baron some white suit, taking such further measures, as might and called to this examinant to look at it, tend to secure i he tranquillity of the empire, which she did, and the same was very &c. he acquaints them, that he had since, white and grity; and faith, that ile heard for the same purposes, in conjunction with the raid Mary Blandy declare to doctor Ad. the lates-general, concluded a treaty with dingion, that the never gave to her said the king of Poland, elector of Saxony. father any powder but once before, and He next tells them, that the unfortunate that the then gave it him in his tea, which D death of the prince of Orange had made no he did not drink, as it would not mix well. alteration in the state of affairs in Holland;

and acquaints them, that he had received Town of Henley upon) To wit. An In.

the strongest assurances from the states-geThames in the County qufurion indent.

neral, of their firm resolution to maintain of Oxford.

ed, roken ar ibe

that strict union and friendthip, which lo House of Jobo Gale within tbe Town of Hene

happily subfift between his majesty, and ley upon Tbames aforesaid, the 152b Day of those antient and natural a'lies of his crown. August, in obe 25th Year of obe Reign of E Then having told the commons, that he King George ile Second, and in tbe Year of

had no other supplies to ask of them, but our Lord 1751.

such as were requisite for the services of the EFORE Richard Miles, gentleman, ensuing year, and for making good such mayor, and coroner of the said town,

necessary engagements, as they were made upon view of the body of Francis Blandy, acquainted with ; and that he was confi. gentleman, deceased, now lying dead, up. dent their success in reducing the interest of on oaths of James Füher, William Too. the national debt would give them the vey, Benjamin Sarney, Peter Sarney, Wild

greatest satisfaction : He concludes with liam Norman, Richard Beach, L. Nicholas,

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recommending to both houses, in the most Tho. Mason, Tho. Staverton, John Black- earnest manner, to consider seriously of man, J. Skinner, James Lambden, and some effectual provisions to suppress chose Richard Fisher, good and lawful men of audacious crimes of robbery and violence, the said town, who having been sworn and which are now become so frequent, especi. charged to enquire for our sovereign lord

ally about this great capital ; and which the king, when, where, and by what

have proceeded, in a great measure, from means, and after what faihion the said

that profligate spirit of irreligion, idleness, Francis Blandy came by his death, upon G gaming, and extravay ance, which has of their oaths say, that the said Francis Blan. late extended itself, in an uncommon de • dy was poisoned ; and that they have a

gree, to the dishonour of the nation, and strong suspicion, from the depositions of to the great offence and prejudice of the the witnesses, that Mary Blandy, daughter sober and industrious part of his people. of the faid Francis Blandy, did poison and

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1751. ADDRESSES of the two Houses.

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cious crimes of robbery and violence, Tbe LORDS Address, presented on Friday, which, in defiance of the laws, are now November 15

glown to such an excels, particularly in

this part of the kingdom. We look upon Moj Gracious Sovereign,

them as a real nuisance and dishonour to

the nation ; and the increase of irreligion, loyal subjects, the lords spiritual idleness, gaming, and all kinds of licenti. and temporal, in parliament assembled, ap. A ousness, has been long lamented by all proach your throne with hearts full of

good men, as the unhappy source of this that zeal and affection for your person and and many other misch efs. All conīdera government, which become the most faith,

rions, both religious and policical, call upe tul subjects to the best of kings.

on us to put a stop to these growing evils ; We beg leave, in the first place, to re- and nothing shall be wanting, on our part, turn your majcity our humble thanks for

to enforce and frerg hen the laws for puyour most gracious speech from the thione; nishing and suppreifing all such wicked in which you have, with so much good. practices, and to prevent and remedy the ness, exprised your care of our weltare,

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pernicious causes of them. Permit us, at and your delight in our happiness. Justice, the same time, to give your majesty the. as well as gratitude, calls upon us to ac. strongest assurances, that we are zealously knowledge the inestimable blellings we en- determined, in all our deliberations, to joy under your majesty's auspicious go- contribute every thing in our power, to vernment, and that the continuance of the fecurity and quiet of your majesty's the publick tranquillity, the prosperous fi. government, the happiness of your people, tuation of your kingdoms, the fourishing and che glory of your reign. condition of our commerce, and the op. c portunity, which these circumstances have

His MAJESTY's moff gracious Answer, afforded, for reducing the burden of the national interest, are, under the divine pro. My Lords, tection, owing to the wise measures, which THANK you very kindly for this your majesty has pursued, both at home ducitul and affectionare address. The and abroad, for the true interests of your fatisfaction you mew in the mea[ures I people.

have taken, both ac home and abroad, for
We are fully fenfible, that those mea- the preservation of the publick peace, and
fures have not been restrained merely to D for the advancement of the interests of my
present objects, but have been prudently people, is very agreeable to me; and can-
extended to guard against future evils and not fail of having a good effect, for pro-
dangers. In this light we consider the moting those great and falutary views.
treaty lately concluded by your majesty
with the king of Poland, elector of Sax- The COMMONS Address, presented on Satur-
ony ; the goed effects of which will, we

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hope, be fully answerable to your great and
falutary views

E M Gracious Sovereign,
The of of Orange,

E your majesty's dutiful
of such importance to the common cause, Great Britain in parliament assembled, hum.
has given us great concern. But it is a bly beg leave to return your majesty our
real satisfaction to us, that this unfortunate most hearty thanks for your majesty's most
event has been attended with no ill conse. gracious speech from the throne.
quence to the state of affairs in Holland; Permit us, Sir, with hearts full of grati.
whose security and welfare we consider as tude, to express our lively and due sense of

F intimately connected with our own. The the happiness we enjoy under your majesupport of that government, upon the set- fty's wise and just government, and our tlement which had been before happily well-grounded confidence, that your majeestablished, and the cordial arsurances which sty's views are, and ever will be, directed your majesty has received from the states- to no other end, than to secure and im. general, give us the greatest pleasure ; and prove the present flourishing condition of confirm us in that resolution, which we your kingdoms. The regard your majelly have long adhered to, of maintaining and is pleased to testify for the advancement of cultivating the strictest union and friend-G our trade and manufactures, as it is a figship with that protestant republick. nal instance of your majesty's constant and We acknowledge, with all thankfulness, universal attention to the welfare of your

paternal regard which your majesty has subjects, demands our fincerelt acknowMewn for your people, in publickly declar. ledgmen's į and it cannot but be marier ing your ju refeniment against chose auda. of The highest Gatisfaction to us, that the

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provisions made for that purpose by this bacco's, as he happened to have in stock parliament, in pursuance of your majesty's ac Michielmas lait, from the port or place molt gracious recommendation, have pro. of their importation ; the act expressly duced the desired eitect.

prohibiting the removal of any cohacco We unfeignedly assure your majesty, ita'ks, or manufactured tobacco's, without that we wil ieadily concur in all such mea. A a certificate grounded upon te onth of the Sures, as tend to licure the inestimable blel- party applying, That the same have been lings of peace to us, by establi na ng more separated from, or made of tobacco, deli. firmly the general tranquillity in Europe. vered and received according to the direcAfected with the deepest concern, we

tions of the said act ; and confequently, condole with your majesty on the unfortu. that they have been delivered and received nate event of the death of the prince of after the 29th of September last, when the Orange ; but, at the lame time, beg leave faid directions were to take place. to express the great consulation we feel B 3. That the act subjects the carrier, or from the strong assurances, given to your other person employed in removing any of majesty, on this occasion, by the states ge. the said goods by land, without a certifi. nerai of the United Provinces, which leave cate, to imprisonment, besides the loss of us no room to doubt of the continuance of his cattle and carriages ; and this without that friet union and friendship, lo essenti. any exception of such cales as may happen al to the interests of both countries.

without wilsul participation or priviry. Your faithful commons with the utmost 4. That the clause relating to the remo. chearsuiness promise to grant to your ma.

val of tobacco's, tobacco Italks, snuffs, or

с jetty such supplies, as may enable your ma

ocher manufactured tobacco's by water, is jelty to fu:fil the engagements, and ansiver expressed in such general terms, as may the several services, which shall be found render it penal to convey a single pound of neceíTary for the publick good.

tobacco in a barge or common wherry We cannot suficiently acknowledge

(which often is the cheapest and sometimes your majesty's wisdom and goodness, in the only conveyancc) without certificates recommending to our confideration the previously obtained. mischiefs and dishonour, which arise to In Mout, the present method of certifi. this nation from the audacious crimes of D cates can never be productive of any one robbery and violence, , so notorious of late

beneficial thing to the government, while to all the world ; and we humbly assure it is daily teeming with the most pernicious your majesty, that we will seriously pro- evils to every honest man concerned in the Cced in reviliog and entorcing such laws,

trade : For certificates are difficult to be as may contribute to suppress those enor. obtained ; a man of any business may find mities, by discouraging irreligion, idleners, sufficient employment for three or four gamint, and iminorality, by promoting perfons, only to dance backwards and forinduity, and establishing good order a. E from morning till night, for these certifi

wards, to and from the Custom-house, mongit your majesty's subjects.

cates; and, perhaps, after all, he may be His MAJESTY's 12:0,7 gracious Answer, disappointed ; or may get the certificates

too late for the carrier, which are then of Gentlemen,

no manner of service, because the carrier's THANK you most heartily for this name must be specified in the certificate,

very affectionate address. Nothing can which must be taken out anew for another give me so great pleasure, as to see my carrier ; fo that a tradesman, when his people happy. Ti Mall be my constant F goods are ready according to his orders, is care, as far as in me lies, to make them ro. frequently obliged to disappoint his custo

mer, and perhaps to incur his resentment From ibe Westminster Journal, Nov. g. so far as to lure his business ; and tho' one

worthy gentleman at the Custom-house has HE following objections have been

frequently attended some hours beyond his made to the tobacco act.

time, for expediting the certificates ; yet 1. That it subjects the dealers in the le- all his diligence is ineffectual ; and, there. veral branches of the tobacco trade to Steat trouble and loss of time in applying G force

, fome other expedient must be found.

In another paper he thews, that the cer. ior certificates, to intitle them to remove tificate clauses, instead of preventing, may tobacco, robacco Itaika, and snuff, from

promote smuggling; and that these certifi. the places of their importation.

cates manifestly tend to the destruction of 2. That the act provides no kind of credit, the subversion of morality, and method, by which any purchaser, not being the abolition of every thing that frames the the importer, might remove such tobacco band of society, by giving such great enfialks, snuffs, or other manufactured to

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First man set to the second woman, his partner the same to the second man -, cast off, and turn right hands across, with the third couple ma and right and left at top -. Poetical Essays in NOVEMBER, 1751.

To languish to the musick of the shade, Tbe VIRGI N. A POEM. Or trip in ambush at a masquerade ! Mf bumbly Inscribed to Miss ANNA MARIA To practise at the glass the glancing eye, W-DE, by

The studied lifp, the counterfeited ligh ! Her

The magazines of paint and wash are
bumble Servant,
very

Spread,
STREPHON.

And the cheeks taught to blush with foreign OND'ROUS the power, if Milton The eyebrows take a form before unknown, truly fings,

(Aings : And the head prides in treffes not its own, Which heaven around th' untainted Virgin Thus reign the tinsell's fatt'rers of an Tho' the thro' savagehaunted desarts hour, stray,

Then vanish sudden as the fading flower. No pard or lion dares to cross her way ; Nor wins the ny recluse her with'd roward, Or Mould they unawares her footsteps meet, Whose nipp'ry virtue must be lock'd and Submissively they crouch beneath her feet :

barr'd ; No mutter'd spell, or necromantick charm, Irregular de fores thro' grates can steal, No wayward witch, no hellith fiend can And wanton wishes glow beneath the veil. harm :

O how unlike to these Maria charms ! I scruple not my free assent to yield, With dignity of mein our fou! Me warms, That shrine muft be with all perfections Siria modesty with decent freedom join'd, fillid,

A lovely form, with a cherubick mind; In which a God, descending down to earth, No fop for her regard dares make pretence, His glories throwded, and deriv'd a birth. Discountenanc'd by her superior sense. Hail, sainted maid ! whose plenitude of Continue thus to charm, till heav'n provide grace

A confort fit to claim thee for a bride ; Has been the theme of each succeeding race; From modest virgin, change to faithful wife, The honours on thy spotless name conferr’d, And shine the glory of connubial life. Tolatest times (hall be with rapture heard ; And brightest rays, ennobling female fame,

Tbe PARTING, Catch all their starry lustre at thy fame.

Written tbe laf Summer. Like thee be ev'ry blooming British maid

1. With richest robes of virtue Itill array'd :

unwelcome is come, Of all accomplish'd ornaments we find None strike so sure as beauties of the mind : Unwilling I yield to my doom, A winning modesty efteem invites,

Fate calls and I'm sorc'd to obey. Beyond all airs the vain coquet excites : No more at the setting of day How fond the fancy, to command applause, Shall we meet in the dark haunted grove, By the weak aids of whalebone, lilk, and And pass the ihort moments away gauze !

In converse of friendship and love.

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TH'No Yongeryour Strephon muft ftay;

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