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bed, yet till he was cool and had a recovery, and unwilling to anshifted himself. The prince de- neceilalily alarm the king, his clared there was no actual occa. royal parent, and relations, the fion for such caution ; that he duke enjoined his attendants on would wrap himself up

in bis no account to write concerning cloak, and that would be suffi- his illness to England. All pofficient; he did so, and stepped in ble advice and assistance was given, to his carriage. - This was on but to no purpose ; the fever was the 29th of August. The next day unconquerable. His royal highhis royal highness complained of nefs now saw the danger of his a flight chillness and thivering: fituation; and he saw it with a the indisposition, however, ap- fortitude and refignation rarely to peared so very trifin., that he be met with, where bloom of went at night to the comedy ; but youth and dignity of station are before it was over, his royal united!' Convinced that, without highness found himself infinitely fome unexpected turn in his dir. worse, and was obliged to with temper, he must die, his royal draw. He was feverish, thirsty, highness, with the utmost calmand complained of an immode. nels and composure of mind, ad. rate heat all over his body. By jufted every ftep consequent of the proper care, and drinking plenti. fatal event himself. His royal fully, the duke was greatly bet- highness ordered that Capt. Wrot. ter in the morning, and therefore telly should bring the news to fet forward for Monaco, the prince England, and in what method it of which (who was personally ac- fhould be disclosed. The captain quainted with his royal highness was first to wait on Mr. Le Grand, in his former tour to Italy) was of Spring-gardens, and with him waiting there in expectation of to go to Leicester house, and then the honour of a visii from him ; to Gloucester-house, and, having and the duke was the rather in communicated the event to the clined to accelerate his journey thi. dukes his brothers, to proceed to ther, as in that prince's palace he their majefties, submitting it to might naturally look for an assist the king and queen in what man. ance and accommodation fupe. ner and by whom it should be imrior to what he could reasonably parted to his royal parent. After hope to meet with in common his royal highpefs had settled this palaces.

arrangement, he seemed remarkThe weather happened to be ably easy. He declared himself uncommonly hot, which not a lit. perfectly resigned to the divine tle incommoded his royal high. will; and he fpoke of his diffoluti. ness : he nevertheless arrived at on with all the piety and resolution Monaco in good spirits, but yet of a chriftian and a man; acting up feverish, and with an head-ach; to those exalted characters to his the latter of which he imputed laceft breath. His royal highness, principally to the intense heat of through the mercy of the great the sun that whole day. The next Creator, was sensible to his last day the-duke was worse, and took moment; and the very morning to his bed entirely. In hopes of of his death dictated a letter to

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their majesties, his illustrious pa. a family, (the colonel is married, tent; and the royal family ; delir- and has fix children) be careful of ing the writer to expedite it, as he your health for their fakes.' Howa had but a few minutes to spare, ever, col. Morrison importuned so and those to employ in ftill more strongly, that the Duke, at length,

acquiesced. His Royal Highness Before his Royal Highness died, had a very high opinion of James's we are told, that he ordered alí 'fever-powder, and lamented the the gentlemen of his retinue to omitting having fome along with his bed-fide, where he took a very him. in this dilemma somebody affectionate leave of them ;' and recollected that captain Schutz, an desited that, as he could not pos- English gentleman who had been fibly live many hours longer, his some time in Italy for the recovery blifters might be taken off, to give of his health, had mentioned the him a little ease in his last mo. having some with him. An exments ; which, it is said, was done press was immediately dispatched accordingly.

to the captain, which returned in The following paragraph is said a day or iwo with a pacquet of it. to be extracted from a lerier writ- The firit dose had a very good ef. ten by col. St. John (dated at Mo- fect, causing a most plentiful pernaco the 17th ult.) to his Royal fpiration; the second dose was Highness the duke of Glouceiter. given, but nd good consequence

The inclosed letter is of your ensued; the disorder increased. royal brother's inditing: and which After a proper interval, hi, Royal he affectingly defired me to go on Highness desired to have a third, with as fast as ever I was able, left declaring he should cherith no fura his fenses should fail him before I ther expectations of life, if that got to the end.'

Mould likewise tail. The third dose Among many other particulars was unhappils" (for what medicine related upon this melancholy oc- is infallible !) as unsuccessful as cafion, the following seem also to the preceding one, the fever having be authenticated. His Royal gained too great an afcendency. Highness had not taken to his His Royal Highness was desirous bed above two or three days be. of being attended by a proteitant fore col. Morrison also found him- clergyinan, and expresses were sent self exceeding ill. The duke in- to several fea.poris, distant as well lifted on the colonel's declining as neighbouring, in bpes of mees. his attendance on him, and thai ing with some ships of commohe should keep his own chamber. dore Spry's squadron, on board The colenel humbly begged per- of which might be a chapiain ; mission to continue in the per

but the search was fruitless. Se formance of his duty. His Royal veral portions of Siripture, par. Highness, nevertheless, was still ticularly from the Plalms, and pery pretling; molt amiably and many of them of the Duke's own benevolently urging, Morrison ; pointing out, were however read, thy life is of much confequence, at various times, to his Royal the preservation of it is of more Highness. v importance than mine ; you have The morning his Royal High.

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ness died, he called Mr. Mur. are, by charter, invested with a ray, his first page, to his bed-side; power of calling before them all he asked him some questions, gave phyficians, not educated at the re. him some particular directions and spective universities, who practise advice, and took a moving leave phyfic within their precincts; to of him; even in dying, his Royal examine, and, if found duly qua. Highness shewed the most zealous lified, to license them. It was al. affection for him: Ah, Murray! ways, until of late, understood, (faid he) thou wilt lose thy mas- that such licentiates had no right

to demand admiffion to fellowships; An order was sent to the mana- and that, whenever this was done, gers of both theatres to suspend it was not granted in compliance acting on account of the death of with a claim, but conferred spe. the duke of York.

ciali gratia. Upon those occasions His Majesty's ship Montreal fet the college of London made use fail from Villa Franca, for Eng- of the expedient of procuring, for land, with the remains of his such licentiate, a mandamus de. R. H. the duke of York.

gree from Oxford or Cambridge, The order for the mourning is which entitled him to a seat as fel. the same as it was for the late low. duke of Cumberland.

Though such favours were be. At the anniversary meeting stowed but sparingly, the licen. 30th.

of the college of phyficians, tiates seemed to acquiefce under Sir William Browne resigned the regulations which were supposed chair, and proposed Dr. Thomas to be warranted by charter: but Lawrence to be prefident for the the fellows having lately enacted year ensuing, who was accordingly a bye-law, excluding from all proelected; as were also Dr. Askew, spect of being fellows, such of the Dr. Munckley, Dr. Thomas, and licentiates as had at any time Dr. Brooke, cenfors; Dr. Hinck. practised surgery : (though it apley, treasurer; and Dr. Askew, re- pears from former lifts of the Longilter. On this occasion the licen- don fellows, that this was not al. tiates demanded admittance, which ways considered as a sufficient ob. was not complied with. A smith jection) the licentiates were alarm. was offered ten guineas, and an in- ed and offended at the ftigma demnification of 300l. to force the fixed on a number of their memgates, which he refused.

bers, many of whom bear a very Several inn-keepers have, dur- diftinguished rank in medical re. ing the course of this month, been putation and practice; and being informed against for not having the assured by their council, learned word Wine put over their doors, in the law, that their previous ad. according to act of parliament. miffion as licentiates gave them a The penalty is 305.

claim to fellowship, they have The following is said to be the taken the extraordinary method, cause of the late disputes in War- taken notice of in the public pa. wick-lane.

pers, of vindicating and asserting The colleges of Physicians in this their supposed claim. How London, Dublin, and Edinburgh, far this claim is founded in justice,

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or whether it can be supported by the first rains will increase the ferlaw, the event alone must deter.. mentation, and that it will dil, mine.

charge itself in a lava. The ashes On the 8th of this month, in the and itones which it has thrown up, evening, the duke de St. Elizabeth, have added at least fixty feet to the the Neapolitar-ambassador extra. height of the mountain fince the ordinary, went in ftate to the castle end of June last. of Sconbrun. He was first admit. On the 28th instant the queen of ted to an audience of the emperor, Denmark was formally declared to and then to that of the empress- be with child; and orders were queen, of whom he made a folemn given accordingly for public praydemand of the archduchess Maria- ers to be offered up to heayen for Josepha in marriage for the king her happy delivery. his master. After this, her royal The court of Spain has been highness was introduced into the greatly alarmed by a misfortune andience chamber, on which the which happened on the 7th instant made a deep curtsey to her august to the price of Asturias, who fell mother, who informed her she had with his horse, and dislocated his given her consent to the demand shoulder; but it was soon after set, that had been made. Then the and his Royal Highness blooded ; archduchess received from the am- fo that no bad consequence is apbassador a letter from his Sicilian prehended. majesty, and a picture of that mo. Died, In Maryland, Francis narch, which was immediately Ange, aged 134 years. He was fastened to her royal highness's born at Stratford upon Avon, rebreast by the mistrefs of her house. membered the death of K. Charles hold, the countess of Lerchenfeld. I. and left England soon after. At There was a ball at night, opened the age of 130 he was in perfect by the emperor and the future health; his wife, aged 80, had a queen, and afterwards a supper of son by him not then 27 years old ; feveral tables.

and, at the time of his death, his They write from Florence, that faculties were perfect, and his methe great duke and duchess have mory strong. now fixed their residence for the At Sunbury, Mrs. Fulcher, aged winter, in the palace in town, where 100 years. all the difpofitions have been made At Abinghall in Gloucestershire, for the reception of the emperor John James, aged 101 years, and queen of Naples, whose fuite At Wooton Basset, John Haynes, is so great, that apartments in four aged 105 years. large convents, as well as many

At Greenwich, Downes Twyothers in private bouses, have been ford, Esq. aged 100 years. appropriated for them.

At Cobham, in Surry, Robert Mount Vesuvius has been much Forrest, aged 100 years. agitated of late, continually throw

Robert Partin, aged 93 years, ing up great quantities of inflamed one of the oldest pilots in Engmatter with explosions; and though land. it has been rather more quiet for Elizabeth Parker, near Moorthese two days past, it is thought fields, aged 103,

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The parliament, which Sometimes a morfel would prove

ftood prorogued to the 7th offenfive and crude, in which cafe inftant, was farther prorogued to he spit it out. The chewing conTuesday the 24th of November, tinued ufually about an hour or then to fit for the dispatch of busis more, and sometimes would leave ness.

him a little while, in which cafe A fteward belonging to M. Bus- he would be fick at ftomach, trou. fy, of France, has disappeared, bled with the heart-burn, foul after robbing him of 5 or 600,000 breath, &c. smoaking tobacco livres.

would sometimes stop his chew. At Retford fair, in Northamp- ing, but was never attended with tonshire, the prices of new hops any ill consequence.. But on the were from gl. to iol. 175. 60.

10th of June last this faculty esAgnes Doughal was found guil- tirely left him, and the poor man ty, at the sessions of justiciary for remained in great tortures till the Glasgow, of cutting her child's time of his death. throat; but some dispute arising

The managers of the theatres between the sheriff of the county

received an order for open. and the magistrates of the city, ing them again on Monday. concerning the right of attending

His Prussian majesty sent her execution, the fame has been the order of the black eagle 4th. fufpended.

of Pruffia, with a fine diamond We have the following extra- ftar (valued at 40,000l.) to his Seordinary account from Winburne rene Highness the Prince of O. in Dorfetshire, A few days ago range; and in the evening the died here Roger Gill, shoemaker, marriage of her royal highness the and one of our finging-men, aged Princets Frederica-Sophia-Wilhelabout 67, remarkable for chewing mina of Prusia, with that Prince, his meat or cud twice over, as an

was solemnized in the palace at ox, sheep, or cow, &c. As it is Berlin, when the numprial benevery fingular, his case will be diction was given by the Rev. somewhat amusing to the reader. Mr. Sack, first chaplain to the King He feldom made any breakfast in of Prusia. The entertainments, his latter days; he generally dined that succeeded, were splendid, gay, about twelve or one o'clock, eat

and magnificent. pretty heartily and quickly, with. The extraordinary dyet of Po. out much chewing or mastication. land was opened with the usual He never drank with his dinner, folemnity. The king made a but afterwards about a pint of such pathetic speech, exhorting them malt liquors as he could get; but to concord. They sat till four in no ført of spirituous liquor in any the afternoon; met again the next

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