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The POWER of RICHES. 409 but did not stay to be favoured with any think themfelves entitled, by their fuperior farther condescentions.

prudence, to reproach me if I speak or My next experiment was made at the move without regard to profit. levee of a fatesman, who received me Such, Mr. Rambler, is the power of with an embrace of tenderness, that he wealih, that it commands the ear of great. might with more decency publith my change Dels and the eye of beauty, gives spirit to of fortune to the sycophanes about him. the dull, and authority to the timorous, and After he had enjoyed the triumph of con- A leaves him from whom it departs, withdolence, he turned to a wealthy ftock- out virtue and without understanding, the jobber, and left me exposed to the scorn Sport of caprice, the scoff of infolence, the of those, who had lately courted my notice Slave of meanness, and the pupil of igno. and solicited my interest.

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I am, &c. ther, who upon my entrance advised me with great folemnity to think of some fet. To tbe AUTHOR of the LONDON tled provision for life. I left bim and

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B fefled himself unsusceptible of any impref. SIR, Nons from prosperity or misfortune, and ANY fatal accidents having happen: begged that he might see me when he was ed to children and ignorant períc..s, niore at leisure.

by eating the berries of solanum lerbale, or Of 67 doors at which I knocked, in the deadly nigbe.fbode, it may be of service to first week after appearance in a mourning the publick to make them acquainted with dress, I was denied admission at 47, was the plant, of which: I send you a SKETCH, Tuffered at 13 to wait in the outer room till C and defire you would publish it in your nexc buliness was dispatched ; at 4 was enter- Magazine. It is much to be wished it wag tained with a few questions ab. ut the wea- destroyed wherever it is found, which is ther ; at one heard the footman rated for

generally in highways cr marshes ; the bringing my name ; and at iwo was in

ftalks are round and blackith, about fix feet formed in the flow of casual conversation, 'high ; the leaves a dark green, amongst how much a man of sank degrades himself which grow the Aowers, of a dark, dull, by mean company.

purple colour. The berries are a bright My inclination now led me to try what. reception 1 Mould find among the ladies, Deen at forft, and tumn to a mof beautiful

Mining black. but I found that my uncle had carried

I am, SIR, all my powers of pleating to the grave. I

Your moft humble servant, had formerly been celebrated as a wit, and not perceiving any languor in my imagina- A Letter from DIOGENES rbe Cynic tion, I essayed to revive that gaiety, which PHILOSOPHER, 19 ibe GRECIANS, being had hitherto broken out involuntarily be- a saere Satire upon ibem. (Seep. 361.) fore my sentences were finished. My re- HE D. , to those that call themfelvea

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countenance, and if a girl happened to give he had kept his mouth shut, yet would way to habitual merriment, her forwardness they have nevertheless discovered themselves was repreiled with a frown by her mo- to have been apes in their hearts, and men ther or her aunt.

only in their countenances. You Greeks Wherever I come, I scaiter, infirmity and dirlemble all, and know nothing. You disease ; every lady whom I meet in the make laws for yourselves, yet are always Mall, is too weary to walk; all whom I at variance with your neighbours, ever entreat to fing, are instantaneously troubled

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envying those that do ill, rather than imin with colds ; if I propose cards, they are tating such as do well. If you see a man amicted with the head-ach ; if I invite better cloathed, richer, or more learned, them to the gardens, they cannot beat a you prefently have him in abhorrence. In crowd.

a word, you do nothing you oughs to do, All this, however, might be born ; but and on the contrary are ever employ'd in there is a class of mortals who think my what you should avoid. Neither you nor understanding impaired with my fortune, your ancestors have ever spared good men, exale themselves to the dignity of advice, or punished bad. Wherefore not only 1, and whenever we happen to meet, presume G but nature abhors you. Before you marry to prescribe my conduct, regulate my ce- you are hypocrites, and afterwards tyconomy, and direct my pursuits. Another rants. You are equally cruel to enemicis race, equally impertinent and equally de- and friends. Some you punish for small (picable, are every moment recommending crimes, and let others escape for greater. to me an attention to my intereit, and You hang, burn, poison and torture, yet September, 1758

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DIOGENES's Letter to the Grecians, Sept. all without reason. Whether is it the of the committee of supply, of Jan. 29. same thing, o madmen! to kill, and to This resolution was moved for in the comtorment? Is not the rack a double death, mittee of supply, Jan. 25, by the lord Barand why should that be apply'd for a single rington, and as by this resolution there crime? Likewise from the dead we can were 2000 of our seamen then in pay to expect no benefit; but if we pardon, the be reduced, it was Arenuously opposed, very worst of the living may at one cime which occafioned a long debate, whether or other be serviceable to us, You Gre.

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the number of seamen to be employed for cians instruct the unlearned in mulick to the ensuing year thould be 10oco or but divert you, and take no notice of the 8000. In this debate the principal speakers learned, who would be of much greater for 8000 were, the lord Barrington, Mr. are to you. Is it because you abound in Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. Seknowing men that you so despise them? cretary at war ; and the principal speak. If so, issue out an edit to banith them, ers for 10000 were Mr. Nugent, Mr. 01that you may the more frecly proceed in wald, Mr. Cooke, admiral Vernon, Mr. your wickedness. In solemn festivais you Potter, the earl of Egmont, Mr. W. Pitt, both gormandize, get drunk, and grow B Mr. H. Bathurst, Sir John Rushour, and mad in the forum, and publick schools. Mr. alderman Janssen. And two numbers Then it is that you'rail at the Dog, as you being thus proposed, the first question was call him, but he takes little or no notice of of course put upon the lesser number, upye. You would kill him, but he is below on which all those that were for loooo your reach. I have known a poor man voted upon the negative side, in order to starve a distemper, which in the rich would come at the next question for 10000 ; but have endangered life, by being continually upon a division the yeas were 167, che noes nourished. Whilft ge lie upon your beds C but 107, which fixt the number at 8000. of down, your minds grow hardened. If This resolution being reported the 29th, ye were wile, ye would practise the tem- a motion was made for recommitting it, perance of Socrates, and rather hang your- whereupon a new debate ensued, in which selves than chure to die of a luxurious dir. the principal speakers were Mr. Nugent, ease. But it is most impossible you Mould Mr. W. Pitt, admiral Vernon, Mr. Lyttlealter your ill course of life. Your obflinacy ton, Mr. G. Greenville, general Oglewill not let you be free from it, tho' it were thorpe, Mr. Beckford and the earl of Egotherwile in your power to make your[elves so. Ye will fill continue your de. Demont, forcecommitting ; and the lord Bara

rington, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, bauched banquets, and when in the height Sir Danvers Osborn, Mr. Legge, Mr. of your cups, ye grow feverin, ye send for Hampden, admiral Knowles, and Mr. Sethose butchers ye call physicians, who tho' cretary at war againtt recommitting ; and their method be to burn, cut, fley, poison, upon putting the question it was carried in or otherwise torment; yet ye matter not the negative, and ihe resolution of the com. as long as ye get well ; when if ye had mittee agreed to. been careful of your health, ye need not The first resolution of Feb. 5, was likehave any occasion for their help. For my E wise opposed both in the committee, and part, I am apt to imitate Antisthenes, who upon the report, in which the principal would endeavour to convert those that de- speakers for the number of troops proposed fired it, but as for all such as despised rea- were Mr. Secretary at war, the lord Hills. fon, truth and wisdom, he had the like borough, Sir Thomas Grey Egerton, gene. contempt for them. This my epistle is ral Mordaunt, Mr. C. Yorke, and the lord addressed to Greeks, but it might as well advocate of Scotland. But the number have been to Barbarians, your extravagan- proposed was at last agreed to both in the ces being far greater than they would ever

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committee on the 4th, and by the house uphave been guilty of; for whereas they have on the report on Feb. 5. always been provident and content with Allo the firft resolution of Feb. It occa. what they enjoyed, ye continually exceed honed a long debate in the committee on in profuseness and ambition. Farewel. the 8th, in which the principal speakers for

the number of troops proposed were Mr. A Summary of the most important Afairs in

Secretary at war, admiral Knowles, Mr. ibe laft Seffion of Parliament. Continued

Legge and Mr. Chancellor of the Exche. from p. 369.

quer ; and Mr. Nugent, admiral Vernon, 1H0' the resolutions of the two com. G Sir John Hynd Cocton, the carl of Eg.

miltees, of supply and ways and mont, Sir Francis Dashwood, the lord Li. means, were, upon report, approved of by merick, and Sir John Ruthout against it. the house, yet several of them met with op- The second resolutio of the same day was position, both in the committee and upon likewise contested upon the report, by the the report, particularly the first resolution earl of Egmont, Mr. Nugeni, Dr, Lee,

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411 Mr. Potter and Mr. H. Bathu:st, who amendment, that regimental courts-marfpoke against it ; and by Mr. Secretary at tjal should have the same power to admia war, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, nifter an oath to the witnesses, and that the lord George Sackville, Sir William Yonge, above oath Mould be taken by regimental as and the lord Barrington ; but at last tiie well as general courts martial; but this question for recommiling was carried in being opposed, it occafioned a debate, in the negative by 205 to 88, and the resolu. which the amendment was supported by Sir tion was then agreed to.

A Henry Areskine, admiral Vernon, Mr. And lastly, the first resolution of Feb. 25, Fazakerly, Mr. T. Pirc, colonel G. Townwas ftrenuously debated in the committee Mend, M., H. Bathurst, and Mr. Joddrel ; on the zad, in which debate the principal and it was opposed by Mr. Secretary ac (peakers were Mr, Chancellor of the Ex- war, Mr. W. Pitt, admiral Knowles, chequer, Mr. Lyttleton, Mr. Solicitorage. colonel Conway, lord George Sackville, neral, and Mr. W. Pitt for the resolution ; lord Hillsborough, and Mr. Chancellor of and Mr. Martin, colonel Haldane, and the the Exchequer. At last the question beearl of Egmont against it. And it was a- ing puc, it was carried in the negative by gain debared upon the report, when it was

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137 10 74. opposed by the lord Limerick, Mr. H. Bath. On the 26th, the house being again in a urst, Mr. Martin, Mr. Vyner, the earl of committee on this bill, another long debate Egmont, Mr. Prowse, and Mr. G. Green. ensued, whether a revifion of the sentence ville ; and supported by Mr. C. Yorke, of a court-martial should ever be allowed, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Ms. that is to say, whether the commander in W. Pitt ; but at last was agreed to by 197 chief, after the court-martial has passed

sentence of acquittal or condemnation, and There was also last session some debate C is separated, and the sentence reported to upon the 2d resolution of the committee him, which it is not sometimes for days of ways and means, of Feb. 18, which in after, Mould have it in his power to order the said committee, on the isth, was op- them to meet again, and confider, whether posed by general Ozlethorpe, Sir John they ought not to alter their sentence. Hynd Cotton, Mr. T. Piit, Mr. M. Ro. The giving of such a power was opposed binson, and Mr. Vyner ; and supported by by colonel Leighton, Dr. Lee. Mr. Fazaa Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. So- kerly, Mr. Oswald, the earl of Egmont, licitor-general, and Mr. Nugent ; but it

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admiral Vernon, Mr. Nugent ; and it was was agreed to, both in the committee, and pleaded for by Mr. Secretary at war: upon the report, without any divifion. colonel Conway, Mr. W. Pile, the lord

As to the other refolutions of this com- Hillsborough, the lord advocate, Mr. C. mittee, they were all agreed to without York, and the lord Barrington. At lalt, any debate, and bills, or clauses in bills, upon the question's being put, it was ordered upon every one of them, which carried for admitting of one revision by 137 were accordingly brought in and paired into laws ; therefore we are now to give These were the chief debates on occasion an account of some of the most remarkable E of this bill, which parfed both houses, and bills, not relating to the publick revenue, received the royal assent by commission, that were last feflion brought in and patred March 22. And the cnly other bill of into laws.

this kind we think necessary to take notice The first of these, in order of time, was of here, is that now commonly called the the now annual bill, commonly called the regency bill ; whicle was occafioned by the mutiny bill, which was ordered, Feb. 8, following written message sent by his ma. and presented, the uth, by Mr. Thomas

jesty to both houses, April 26, Gore. Next day it was read a second

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GEORGE R. whole house ; and on the 19th the 'house IS majesty, having it entirely at heart having resolved itself into the said com. to secure the future welfare and hapmitree, when they came to the clauses for piness of his people, has maturely confia enabling general courts-martial to admi. dered, that nothing can conduce so much nister an oath to the witnesses at any trial, (under the protection of divine Providence) and for obliging the officers present at any to the preservation of the protestant sucgeneral court-martial, to take the following cellion in his royal family, and the support oath, viz.

G of the religion, laws, and liberties of these You all well and truly try and determine, kingdoms (which have been always most according to your evidence of obe matter now dear to him) as the making proper provi, before you, between our sovereign lord ibe fions for the care and inition of the person King's majefly, and the prisoner to be tried. of his fucceffor, and for the regular admiThe earl of Egmont proposed by way of niftration of the government, in care such

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