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ards of an hundred dishes, with his majefty at St. James's with 1 illuminated desert, was also pro-' their address on the peace, and ded.
were very graciously received. An ode suitable to the happy This address was warmly opposed cafion, written and set to music at several meetings. Dr. Boyce, was performed by a A most violent eruption
16th. lect band.
of Mount Gibel, in the For the fongs sung on this occa- island of Sicily, terrified the inin, see our article of Poetry. habitants for many miles round. At the duke of Richmond's, like- The torrent of lava or inflammaise, was a grand masquerade ball tory matter thrown out had, by ith mufic, the vocal parts of the 24th, advanced two miles, hich were performed by many of and was supposed to be thirty feet e nobility in masquerade. The broad and fixteen deep. On the sect was remarkably grand and first inttant it extended twelve egant, as were the fire-works, miles. The roaring, which prohich were played off from the gar- ceeded from the volcano, was heard on, and from barges on the river, distinctly at the distance of twenty ith the greatest regularity, and miles; and, added to the frequent ho' the water was covered with shocks, spread the greatest consterrats) without the least accident nation throughout the neighbourhatever. The fireworks, though hood. A prodigious quantity of ry extraordinary, coft but a hun- fine black fand was likewise dised pounds.
charged from the mountain, and h.
A motion was made at the darkened the air to the distance of meeting of the royal society, fifteen miles; but the eruption has the rev. Neville Maskelyne, not, that we hear, done any other R.S. and ananimously agreed to; damage than burning some trees commending it to their council, in the wood of Paterno, and devisitors of the royal observatory, stroying the grass over which it take proper measures for ob- proceeded. ining and securing the astrono Was opened, over the
18th.. ical observations that have been north door of Westminsterade there in time past, for the abbey, a monument, with the folnefit of the public." It was also lowing infcription : reed to publish them when ob “ To the memory of Charles ined at the expence of the 10- Watson, vice-admiral of the white, ety; and, for the future, to pub- commander in chief of his majesty's h the observations made at the naval forces in the East Indies, yal observatory annually, in the who died at Calcutta the 16th of hilosophical Transactions. August 17,6, in the 44th year of th.
The duke and duchess of his age. The East India company,
of Bedford arrived from as a grateful testimony of the ligrance. Soon after his grace wait- nial advantages which they obtain
his majeity, and was moft ed by his valour, and prudent aciously received
conduct, caused this monument to şth.
A numerous body of dif- be erected.”
fenting ministers waited on Between the pillars, over the VOL. VI.
ney for them.
passion from the people, that in- in the most ruinous condition; with stead of pelting they collected mo the furniture three children fick
of the small-pox wel thrown out, 4th. Being the king's birth-day; but happily received no damage. who
Great rejoicings were made
6th. year of his
age, there were the at the queen's house, in hogreatett rejoicings ever known up- nour of his 'majesty's birth-day. on the like occasion, all parties vy. A most magnificent temple and ing with each other who should bridge, finely illuminated with express most affection to his ma about four thousand glass lamps, jesty. Mr. Wilkes, in particular, were erected in the garden. The celebrated it with the greatest painting on the front of the temple, demonftrations of joy among his represented the king giving peace conftituents at Aylesbury.
to all parts of the earth. At As the people were crouding at his majelly's feet were the tronight in foals through the poltern phies of the numerous conquells on Tower-hill to see the grand fire- made by Britain, and beneath works exhibited there on this oc- . them a groupe of figures recasion, the rails surrounding a presenting envy, malice, detracspring 30 feet deep, suddenly gave tion, &c. tumbling headlong like way, and such a multitude fell the fallen angels in Milton. In together into the place as al
al. the front of the temple was a mag. most to fill it. . Six were taken up nificent orchestra, with above fifty dead, fourteen or fifteen so mangled of the most eminent performers as scarce to be able to live, and a but what rendered this entertainmuch greater number bruised in a ment very extraordinary, is, that terrible manner, What is most all the machinery, paintings, lights
, shocking, several of the sufferers &c. were designed and fixed by were women far gone with child. her majesty's direction in so priDuring the consternation occa vate a manner, in the small space fioned by the accident, a failor had of two days, that she contrived to his pocket pick'd by a Jew; who detain the king at St. James's, that after undergoing the usual difci- the first intimations his majesty
, pline of ducking, hopped out of the had of this inost elegant and affecwater, pretending to have his leg tionate mark of fo amiable a prin broke, and was carried off by some cess, was the suddenly throwing of his brethren. But the sailors back the window-shutters of her discovering the trick, and confider- majesty's palace, when his majely ing it as a cheat, pursued him to entered the apartments between Duke's Place, where, at first, they nine and ten o'clock. were beaten off by the inhabitants What his majetty must have felt but presently returning with a on receiving, and the queen in freth reinforcement, they attack- presenting, Iuch a testimony of her ed the place, entered three houses, love and respect, cannot be con
thing they met ceived but by thofe whose lot it with out at the window, broke - was to perceive it. the glasses, tore the beds, and ript Most of the royal family were up the wainscot, leaving the houses present, and a cold fupper of up
wards of an hundred dishes, with his majesty at St. James's with an illuminated defert, was also pro their address on the peace, and vided.
were very graciously received. An ode suitable to the happy This address was warmly opposed occasion, written and set to music at several meetings. by Dr. Boyce, was performed by a
A moft violent eruption 16th. select band.
of Mount Gibel, in the For the songs sung on this occa island of Sicily, terrified the infion, see our article of Poetry. habitants for many miles round.
At the duke of Richmond's, like The torrent of lava or inflamma. wise, was a grand masquerade ball tory matter thrown out had, by with mufic, the vocal parts of the 24th, advanced two mil es, which were performed by many of and was supposed to be thirty feet the nobility in masquerade. The broad and fixteen deep. On the desert was remarkably grand and
first instant it extended twelve elegant, as were the fire-works, miles. The roaring, which prowhich were played off from the gar
ceeded from the volcano, was heard den, and from barges on the river, diftinctly at the distance of twenty with the greatest regularity, and miles; and, added to the frequent (tho' the water was covered with shocks, spread the greatest consterboats) without the least accident nation throughout the neighbourwhatever. The fireworks, though hood. A prodigious quantity of very extraordinary, cost but a hun fine black fand was likewise difdred pounds.
charged from the mountain, and gth.
A motion was made at the darkened the air to the distance of meeting of the royal fociety, fifteen miles; but the eruption has by the rev. Neville Maskelyne, not, that we hear, done any other F.R.S. and ananimously agreed to; damage than burning fome trees Tecommending it to their council, in the wood of Paterno, and deas visitors of the royal observatory, stroying the grass over which it to take proper measures for ob- proceeded. taining and securing the astrono Was opened, over the mical observations that have been
north door of Westminstermade there in time past, for the abbey, a monument, with the folbenefit of the public. It was also lowing inscription : agreed to publish them when ob " To the memory of Charles tained at the expence of the 10 Watfon, vice-admiral of the white, ciety ; and, for the future, to pub commander in chief of his majesty's bith the observations made at the naval forces in the East Indies, royal observatory annually, in the who died at Calcutta the 16th of Philosophical Transactions. August 17,6, in the 44th year of
The duke and duchess of his age. The East India company, 12th.
of Bedford arrived from as a grateful teftimony of the figFrance. Soon after his grace wait- nal advantages which they obtained upor his majeity, and was most ed by his valour, and prudent graciously received.
conduct, caused this monument to usth.
A numerous body of dif- be erected.”
fenting minifters waited on Between the pillars, over the Vol. VI.
center of the door, is the figure of About two in the morn-
25th, neath are the following words, donshire, which in two hours conCalcutta freed January with 1757. fumed the greatest part of that
On the other side of the town, to the number of twentyadmiral is the figure of an Indian two large farm and other dwellprisoner, fitting chained to a pil- ing houtes, so that there did not lar, with a dejected countenance, remain a sufficient number of but casting a contemptuous look houses to receive the sufferers fatowards the admiral. Over him milies. Next morning the bishop is wrote, Chander Nager taken of Lincoln, and the mayor and March 23, 1757; and underneath principal gentlemen of Huntingdon him is Sherab taken February 13th, fent provisions of every kind to 1756. The whole is performed in the unhappy sufferers. a very masterly manner.
All the fruits of the
26th. As the workmen were digging a earth, throughout the disvault under the master's apartinents tricts of thirty-fix villages, in the in the Charter-house, they discover- province of Maconnois, in France, ed a perfect human fkeleton, of a were totally destroyed, by a violent furprising length, the thigh-bone storm of hail, and the vineyards measuring two feet two inches, cut off in such a manner, that it and the other bones in proportion. will require many years to recover It is supposed to have lain there them. This severe calamity was since before the reformation.
felt from the frontiers of the Beau20th.
At Losduyne, a village jolois to the frontiers of Burgundy,
near the Hague, there fell within a league or two of the a shower of hail-ftones, some of Soan, which were as large as a hen's egg, A cause was tried before
28th. and broke almost all the windows the court of King's Bench, in the village..!!!
Weftmintter, wherein Mr. Mackay, The reverend Mr. Entịck, clerk of the flores, was plaintiff, 22d.
Mr. Arthur Beardmore, his and Mr. Dunnant, one of the comclerk, and mess. Wilson and Fell, missaries of the musters, defendant. were discharged by the court of The action was brought for a vioKing's Bench from the recogni- 3 lent assault committed by the de2.ces they were obliged to enter fendant at the plaintiff's quarters at into, laft Michaelmas term, on Bremen in Germany. The fact account of several numbers of the being proved, the jury gave a verMonitor, concerning which no dict for the plaintiff, with a hunprosecution had been carried on dred pounds damages. against them.
A poulterer was prosecuted by In the recollets, convent: 300 per: the society for having a pheasant in fons are said to have been killed.
his poffeffion, which he alledged was The earth opened in several places, : tame; but the judge was of opinion, and water mixed with fand gushed
that, by the late act, poulterers out to the height of five feet. could not have even tame pheafants Some letters mention a volcano in their custody without incurring being formed there. the penalty ; upon which the jury This earthquake lasted till the gave a verdier accordingly. 3d of July, and the shocks amount
A desperate highwayman, noted to 80. It was felt as far as Vi. above eighteen, after robbing fe enna, Dresden and Leipfic. veral people in Gloucester road, Several pirate vessels have apmet a man on his return from T'et- peared in the West Indies, the burg market with a bay before crews of which behave very inhim, who, making some demur humanly. They are of all nations, in delivering his watch, the vil- and some have been taken and exelain pulled out a pistol and shot cuted. him dead. Having been soon after . Last week was killed at Knaresapprehended at a blacksmith's on borough in Yorkshire, where he fufpicion, and in his examination had been fed for one year, only, confronted by one whom he had by Mr. James Collins, upon hay, robbed, he pulled out a knife and turnips, and grass, an ox, whose cut his throat ; though not effec- four quarters weighed 125,
5 ft. I lb, tually enough to escape the gal- his tallow 20 f. 4.1b.-his head lows.
and tongue, 4 ft. I lb.-his heart, A little after five in the morn 2 lt. 1 lb. his feet, 4. i.-his ing, a slight shock of an earth- hide, is it. 2 lb. ---total 167 It. quake was felt in several parts of 3lb. Hungary ; but at a quarter before The rev. Mr. Gainsborough, of fix, there was a second fo violent, Henley upon Thames, has inventthat all the churches and monafte- ed and executed, a large workries in Pelt were damaged more or ing model of an engine for raising less, the private houses suffered water by horizontal windsails, apconfiderably, the hospital was rent plicable in all situations in town in many places: a large bar of or country, the construction whereiron, which supported the arms of of is entirely new and fingular, and Hungary, at the top of the tower which at an expence of a acout Icol. of the town-house, was bent about will raife to the height of thirty two feet; the cross on the top of feet, from eight to twenty hogfthe church of the invalids i was heads a minute, naccording as the likewise bent. At Kemorra, and towind is more or dess atti
active. Buda, the fhocks were still more ; A cause was tried before violent. At Kemorra 1500 houses the lord chief jukice Mans 29th. were entirely thrown down, and field, in which a butcher of White300 more, including the converts chapel was plaintif, and two of of the jefuits and recollets, very his majesty's judices, and the high much damaged, and the old forti- constable of Finsburyą were defenfications ruined in many places. dants, for a forcible entry, and