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approaching, but the following article with a pension of 2000 rubles, and he is very mysterious.

is to preside in foreign affairs. Prince Jerome de Radzivil, great

DENMARK, standard-bearer of the dutchy of Li- The mathematicians sent by the thuania, who is immensely rich, but king into Iceland to make astronomical has no children, has lately formed in observations, and examine into the his states a body of between three and nature and product of that country, four thousand troops, well cloathed, observe, that this island produces a well armed and well disciplined, toge great quantity of salt petre, and that ther with an arsenal, in which are the earth in some places, is fit to already above 60 pieces of battering make china, and has stones which cannon, with powder and ball in pro- contain filver ; 100 weight of these portion. He has also formed a troop stones sent to Copenhagen were found of 100 musqueteers, exceedingly well upon an assay to produce 6 ounces of mounted, and superbly clothed. Be- fine silver. By the great encoufides which, this prince has got toge- ragement which his majesty gives to ther thirty of the most beautiful and trade, a scheme is proposed for encreawell shaped maidens among his tenants fing it, by forming a great magazine and vassals, of whom he has form- of all kind of naval stores in the island ed a company dressed in the amazon of St Thomas in the W. Indies, to habit, and for whose education he is supply all nations that trade to those sending for masters in various sciences parts, and the better to accommodate and accomplishments; and when those ships, that may want careening, to maids shall have attained the age, at stop leaks, or repair, (an invention which he will allow them to marry, formerly practised in Denmark) wheresuch of the musqueteers as he shall by a ship either light, or laden, may think most dserving will be allowed to be careened in 24 hours, and fit to put.

to sea again. RUSSIA.

PRUSSIA. The Russian troops which are kept From Berlin we hear, that by the on foot for the service of the year 1751 plan for the administration of justice, amount to 464,000 regular troops, established by his Prussian majesty in besides irregulars; 100,000 regular his dominions, the court of judicature forces are quartered in Livonia, and in that city determined 560 law-suits the other conquests from Sweden, during the year 1759, not so much as which may be drawn together in a one being left undecided; for which short time.

dispatch his majesty wrote a very handa The empress so well approved M. some letter of thanks to baron Cocceji, Giois's conduct at Berlin, that the his chancellor. has made him a counsellor of state,


Kingston in Jamaica, Oct. 15. advantage to this island, and of as
A Sailor, who was marooned on great detriment to the Dutch spice

the Musquetto fhore, and was trade. taken up by the captain of an English Jamaica, Oct. 6. There is advice vessel, told him he had discovered some that one Dobsins, in a floop at Parker's nutmeg trees, the Cap. went and view'd bay had turn’d pirate, robbed a floop thetrees, and gathered some of the fruit, off Blackwater, and cut the master's both of which answered exactly to the nose off, and had also attempted to description given of those in the spice take 2 or 3 canoes off Whitehouse. islande in the East Indies. The master Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sep. 11. sent up some of the fruit to our go- A Brig. is just arrived after three vernor, who has thought it worth his weeks passage from London, with pains to sent down a man of war loop 129 English settlers. A French brig. on purpose to prosecute the discovery ; which was seized in Verte bay fupwhich, if it answer, will be of great plying the Indians with powder and yuns, and having allo 5 English de- war building at Canada, funk at fer. serters from our troops at Minas, is to and the captain is come hither in a be sold this day.- A French ship of fifhing schooner, 300 tons, with ftores for the fhips of



Jan. 18. T HE right honourable " and the body appeared bleeding at

the house of peers “nore, and covered with sweat; waited on his majesty at St. James's “ whence it is conjectured that he with their address of thanks for his “ was not dead when buried, tho' most gracious speech from the throne, “ all symptoms of life were now on Thursday last; to which his ma- o vanish'a.” jesty was pleased to return the fol. This month a man came to Dundee, lowing moft gracious answer : suppos'd lately from Holland, who My Lords,

was suddenly taken ill, and died. « I return you my hearty thanks for There were found in his custody this dutiful and affectionate address. filings of gold to the Value of 18 1.

The satisfaction you have so unani. Sterling. mously expressed in the treaties I have Letters from Montgomeryshire menlatelyconcluded, and the measures which tion, that the mortality among the I am pursuing, gives me the greatest cattle rages there, and in all Denbighpleasure : I entirely rely on your zeal shire and Flintshire. and support, in bringing them into A Bill is preparing to be brought perfection, for the welfare of my own into parliament, to punish sailors who kingdoms, and the general tranquillity shall sell their tickets for wages and of Europe.'

prize-money to more persons than They also congratulated his majesty one ; and likewise to punish all agents, on the joyful occafion of the birth of and buyers of such tickets, that shall a princess. To which his majesty said, presume to take more than legal in• He looked upon it as a fresh instance terest for tickets sold to them; and to of their lordships duty and affection to render more effectual the speedy payhis person and family.

ment of seamen's wages, without any A letter from Fort William in the deduction whatever. Highlands, dated December 24, men- This month several persons were tions several nefts being found with convicted before the Commissioners of eggs, and some with hatched chickens, Excise, of retailing spirituous liquors in that neighbourhood, which are af- without licence and fined in the penalty cribed to the extraordinary mildness of of 10 1. each. A practice too commop

among the chandlery and herb-shops, Extract of a letter to a gentleman in whereby many servants are inured to Briftol.

drinking, to the ruin of their morals « On the seventh of December Mr. and industry. « Richards, parson of the Hay, a Jan. 15. London. A Committee « market town of Brecknockshire, in from the Governors of the Foundling66 South-Wales, died, as it was sup- hospital, waited lasted Thursday on “ pos'd suddenly, and the second day the society of the free British fishery, " after, as his limbs did not ftiffen, at Mercers-hall; when they generously " he was bled, and the blood could offered to let such foundlings as had “ hardly be stopped by the surgeon, strength sufficient for it, to be em“ who said he was not dead but in a ployed in weaving twine, making nets, “ trance ; however, next day his ropes, & c. for the service of the afore“ friends buried him. A person said society; which proposal was ac. “ hearing a noise in Mr. Richards's cepted of with due thanks, “ grave, procured it to be opened,



For an account of the entertain- Mrs. Midnight, who has given a most
ment of queen Mab, we refer our diverting narrative thereof in the fourth
readers to the facetious and ingenious number of her magazine,

The following account of the new play callid Gil Blas, is

wrote by Mr. Critic Catchup, a gentleman who, perhaps, has

more acrimony than judgment; but we are obliged to insert it : least we shou'd fall under his formidable lash. The PROLOGUE.

The CHARACTERS. ITERE we have nature in per- Here, as long as Mr. Le Sage

fection, for Mr. Woodward, stands our friend, we are very successpersonates a BLOOD; or, a profest ful; but Mr. Garrick in his red coat DAMNER of plays. He succeeds and black patch, has all the Gods of without controversy, for the senti- his side, Be filent ye mortals ! . ments, diction and action are perfectly! agreeable to the character represent ? The DRESS ed,

! Is partly Spanish and partly English, The P L O T.

which is without doubt for the sake As far as the author deviates not of uniformity. from Mr. Le Sage, so far he is in the right.


' Is written by Mr. Garrick, who is The LANGUAGE.

Tanto peffimus omnium poeta . This is perfectly English, and the Quanto eft optimus omnium hi. Devil is of great service in setting off

Atrionum. the jokes.

N. B. The Academical Nerus, together with the Marriages, Deaths, Promotions, List of Books, Bankrupts and Stocks, we were obliged to omit for want of Room in this, but they will be regularly inserted in all the future Numbers.

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by a very gentle thaw, and the Sound ITE hear from Petersburgh, is already so clear of ice, that several

that the court has receiv'd vesiels in the road of that city are pre

advice from Cronstadt and paring to put to sea. Revel, that the ships and galleys in those ports, which are to compose The king of Prussia has received a the Russian fleet, were ready to sail letter from the king of Great Britain, upon the first notice.

on the subject of the answer, which SWEDEN.

his majesty lately gave the count De They write from Stockholm, that la Puebla, concerning the election of

lofs, with regard to the resolution which his Britannick majesty says, among the king may take in the affair of the other things, that it is evident, and election of the archduke Joseph to be confirmed by experience, that, when king of the Romans; but it's thought there has not been a successor to the his majesty will not be very follicitous empire, during the life of the emperor, about the success of it, except he finds the most bloody wars have ensued; Some likelihood of putting in execu- and that the neglect of this precaution, a promise which was made him tion, has been attended with the most some time ago of erecting a tenth pernicious and fatal consequences to electorate in favour of his house. the empire : that the election of a

The regiments destined to reinforce king of the Romans is at present more the Swedish army in Finland, are necessary than ever, and will be suforder'd to hold themselves in readi. ficiently justified by the intention of ness to march. The Swedish fileet preventing in time future broils; that will be ready to put to sea, the mo. indeed it were to be wished the archment it shall be heard that the Ruf- duke Joseph had a few more years fian fleet is failed from Cronstadt and over his head; but that, at all events, Revel.

it is more to the advantage of the The French ambassador has lately empire to have a minor for its head, received orders from his court, to than to have none at all, &c.' haften the departure of the vessels that From Erfurt we hear, that on the are to transport naval stores to Brest 25th of last month, N. S. a terrible and Rochefort,

fire happened at the village of Alper. DENMARK.

stead in the territory of Saxe-Eisenach, Letters from Copenhagen inform us, which in less than three hours reduced that the severe frost they had there above twenty houses to ashes, besides for several days together, is gone of barns, ftables, &c, .

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