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1751. Account of the Novel of A MELIA,

595 ness of the utmost importance, which The to her the whole affair between him and readily excused, and gave him as much Miss Mathews, that they had the night beof the money as he would take, which fore come to an open breach, and that he was but one guinea ; he then went to would never see her more. Amelia answerkeep his appointment, after a promise ed, that he believed all he said, but me

return as soon as possible ; and at could not then forgive him, because she had eleven o'clock, upon a knock at the freet forgiven him long ago; and then Mewed door, and the going to open it, expecting A him the letter me had some time before reit was her husband, the received a letter ceived from Miss Mathews, which the lat. addreired to him, which the opened and ter thought had miscarried. This Aung him read, according to his direction, as he hourly into raptures with his Amelia ; and after expected one from his friend at the war. conjuring him not to apply to, or see col. office ; but how was the surprised, when James, the departed to go in search of Me found it was a letter from col. James, Dr. Harrison, who was every moment upbraiding him upon being that night expected in town, and whom she found alone with Miss Mathews at supper, and ac her lodgings upon her return. To him

B challenging bim to meet him next morn- The related the whole affair of the debt ing at fix o'clock in Hyde-park, with a for which her husband had been arrested, severe reproach upon his breach of faith and of the challenge from col. James, to the most inestimable jewel of a wife! and with some difficulty prevailed on But this was not all; for this was im- him to go and bail Mr. Booth, which mediately followed by a letter from her the doctor, out of compassion to their husband, dated at the bailiff's house, children, at last agreed to, but went where he had been before, and acquainting first to col. James, and got him to her, that he was there a prisoner at the suit C promise upon honour, in the presence of of capt. Trent.

col. Bath, not to pursue any further his Altho this was a misfortune, yet in her refentment against Booth, which he the present circumstances, it was a comfort, more readily agreed to, as he could not as it Mewed her, that he neither was tell either of them the true cause of the with Miss Mathews, nor could keep any quarrel. appointment with col. James the next Having so far succeeded, the doctor morning. But our readers will now be went next to Mr. Booth, and while he curious to know how Mr. Booth came


was waiting for another person, whom to be arrested ; therefore we fall tell his attorney Murphy was to bring, in them, that all the kindness he had received order to stand bail with him, the bailiff at first from capt. Trent, proceeded from came in and told him, that a prisoner the laiter's being employed as a pimp by above stairs, who had been dangerously the noble lord so often before mentioned wounded that morning, by refifting the (we with the author had given him a arrest, desired to speak with him, and, name, for there are so many of the same he believed, it was to pray by him : character that it could not have been identi- As the do&tor never relused such a call, fied.) For this purpose his lord hip had E let the person he never so poor, he went given the captain a bank bill of 1001. to presently up to see the lick man, who be. invite Mr. Booth and his lady to his house; gan with informing him that his name but upon Booth's sending his excuse, was Robinson, that he formerly lived in and Mrs. Atkinson's unfolding the secret of the samne town with the doctor ; and lived the masquerade, it was found, chat no- with Murphy, who was then a practising thing would do but bringing the husband attorney in that town, and that he had into the utmost distress ; upon which been accessary to Mrs. Booth's undoing, capt. Trent took out a writ, and em. F for which he would now make the utmost ployed bailiffs.

At the same time col. reparation in his power. Mrs. Booth's James having heard that Miss Matliews undoing! How, by what means, cries Ipoke to Booth at the masquerade, he grew the doctor? The other then told him, jealous, and ordered one of his fetters that Mrs. Harris, some time before the to watch her lodgings, to see if Booth died, having taken a dillike to her daughter ever went there : This letter was like. Betty, made het will, by which she gave wise employed by Trent, and knew the Betty but roool, and left all the rest of bailiffs he had employed ; lo upon seeing her great fortune to Mrs. Booth, to which Booth go in, he run 10 the bailiffs, and G Murphy, himself

, and another person now had them waiting for him against he came dead, were witnesses ; but that after the out.

old gentlewoman was dead, Murphy, at Thus he was arrested, and the good. Betty's desire, secreted this will and forged natured orgiv Amelia went to see a new will, by which all was given to him the next morning, when he opened Betty excepi a legacy of rol. 1o Mrs.




REMARKS on the Novel of AMELIA. Booilt, and that Murphy, himself, and Gibraltar has not been befieged fince the that other person subscribed this new year 1727, consequently, if Mr. Booth will as witneftes ; and that, he believed, was wounded at that liege, and married to the real will was still in Murphy's pof. his Amelia before it, he could neither be a Setion, together with other writings be- young man, nor his wife a young handlonging to the family, and a silver cup fome lady, when the masquerades began which he Role out of the house. By this at Ranelagh, which is not above three or time Murphy had returned, the doctor A four years since. Another imperfection, presentiy feized him, and a search war. in our opinion, is, that the auihor Thould sant being obtained, the things above have taken care to have had Amelia's nore related were found in his chambers, to- lo compleatly cored, and let to rights, algether with fome letters from Mils Har- ter its being beat all to pieces, by the help ris, which cleared up the whole affair, of rome eminent surgeon, that not so much wheseupon he was sent to Newgate. as a scar remained, and that the mone Mr. Booth was bailed by the doctor and forth in all her beauty as much aster that the justice of the peace they had employed, accident as before, to the unspeakable for. who invited them to dine at his house, B row of all her envious rivals. where Amelia came to them ; but they Both these were owing, we suppose, to did not think proper to communicate the the author's hurry of buôness in admigood news to her that night, left me niftrisg impartial justice to his majesty's dhould be overpowered with joy; and good people ; but there is another, and a next morning the received a letter from

most unpardonable one, because it seems Mrs. Atkinson, with the news of her to be defigned, which is his ridicule upon husband's being almost recovered, offering Liberly, in the second chapter of his eighth his service, weak as he was, and zol. in C book; and fince his catchpole could not moncy if she wanted it ; which Mr. Booth tell him whit Liberey is. we will tell him now proposed to accept, but she op. what it is not, by boldly affirming, that soled it, saying, we can never repay it, there can be no libe.ty in a country where and these poor people cannot spare to lose there is not a free and independent senate fo much money ; but Mr. Booth in rist. or parliament, chosen by the general and ed, that the should send for Mrs Atkinson uncorrupted voice of the people. There to breakfaft. Accordingly the came with may be a shadow of Liberiy, there may be the 201. along with her, after which the


a fenate or parliament, there may be andoctor arrived, and at breakfast the news nual popular elections, nay, there may be was hy degrees communicated to Amelia, a mild and gentle administration of go. whose first care was to warn her filter veroment : All this they had at Rome un. that she might make her escape, and to der Auguftus Cæsar ; but in the reign of affure her, that he would never suffer Augustus Cæsar, the Romans had no more her to know any difress. Miss Harris Liberry, than they had in the reign of Ti. having likewise had full information from berius, or of Nero. the attorney, took care to make her escape This the author, as well as every honest in time; and in a few days after, Mr. E man in the kingdom, ought seriously to Dooih with his Amelia and children, the confider; and as he has in this piece very doétor, cape. Atkinson, and Mrs. Alkin- juftly exposed some of the private vices and fon, all set out for Amelia's house in the follies of the present age, we hope, that country, where they arrived amidnt the ac. in his next he will direct his fatire against dlamations of all their neighbours, and those who have been tempted by their am.. every publick demonstration of joy.

bition, vanity or avarice, to oppose every In this history, we have been obliged, new law that could be thought of for pre., for brevity's sake, to omit several episodes, F venting bribery and corruption ; for if he and many incidents which point out the does not, people will be apt' to say, that characters of the several persons intro- he and his patrons now do, as the en. duced ; but upon the whole, the story is thufiafts did in the days of Audibras, amusing, the characters kept up, and many reflections which are useful, if the reader Comprand for fins they are inclin'dito, will but take notice of them, which in By dumning ibose tbey bave no mind to. this unthinking age it is to be feared, very few will. However, there are foine im. To tbe AUTHOR of tbe LONDON perfections, as there are in all human


MAGAZINE. ductions. A novel, like an epick poem, mould at least have the appearance of truth ; and for this reason notorious ana- S the plan proposed by the late prince chronisms ought to be care!ully avoided. In this novel, there is a glaring one ; for commerce of the United Provinces, (see p.




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1751. List of Goods to be Duty-free in Holland.

597 556.) would be of as great use in England

1. s, de as it can be in Holland, I have sent you for coining, and broken the following list of such goods as he pro- gold or filver ware, tree, pores to be entered free of duties, with Litharge, l. che duties payable upon their importation Human hair, lb.

o 3 3 here ; which I hope you will publith for All forts of hair, including the perusal of those who are so wise as to the mains and tails of have regard for the trade and commerce A horses, Ib.

o 5 13 of their native country. In this list h. Herrings of all denomina. stands for hundred weight, or uz pounds; tions caught by our coun. Ib. for pound weight ; p. for pieces ; h. p. trymen, free ; but if exfor a hundred pieces ; d. for a dozen of ported must pay the falt pieces ; and I, for 2os. value.

duties, and have the l. 3, d.

drawback, Earthen pots and melting

Rozen, h.

6 18 pots per lb.

Hemp of all sorts, li,

6 6 Clay for pipes, pots and

Hops, h.

4 fuller's earth, never im.

í Cargoes of wood ported here as merchan

from abroad, a dize.

vast variety of Red lead for writing,

duties on the

forts named,

4 75 N. B. Allum, h.

and all other Amber, lb.


wood, 1.

0 4 13 5 Alhes, pot-ashes, per bar.


Floats of wood 200lb. O IT O 15

coming down the ---weed-adhés, hi

Crivers, the fame,

5 Bay-berries, per l.

7 13

N. B. This article ought to
Vanilles, lb.


be fully explained by Beaver wool, except from

persons experienced in
Rullia, 15.

14 015
this trade.

! -skins, per p.

5 13

All sorts of dying wood of Smalts, 1b.

what denomination ro. D

7 Tin plates, per h. p.

5 II II ever, noe ground, free, Borax unrefined, lb.

5 15

Walnut-tree, and all other Bristles, hogs, ditto, lb.

wood for curious work.

7 Cocoa, h,

5 5 12 manship, various duties, Cards for spinning, and

excepe imported from our their appurtenances, pro

plantations. hibited.

Indico of all sorts, frees Dicon of iron wire, ditto.


0 12 3 12 Calamus, Ib.

3 E
-cast pots, per d.

7 7 Capers, Ib.

o 17

Cast plates, bar. cont. 300 o 17 Jo 13 Cotton wool unspun, ex.

Furnaces and iron weights, cept of the plantations,


o10 1b.

Iron in bars, (mall or large, Caviare, h.


per ton of zo b. Cocheneal, now free,

Ruffia iron, the fame. Coffee-berries, h.

Iron and feel wire, if
Coral, lb.

5 15
coarse, h.

2 S 12 Red or glass coral, lb.

2 JO TO F old pieces of hammer'd or Copperas, h. 06.15 cast iron, ton

1 10 14 Liquorice, h.

Sieel, h.

o 9 5 3 Tarras unground, bar.


Copper wrought and unGauls, free.

wrought, and cop. Linen yarn to weave or

per money, h.

5 9 twilt, ib.


Barons and kettles Cotton yarn not dyed, lb.

5 as they come from the Turkey yarn dicto, lb. 4 5

8 925 Hair of camels, Ib.

Mixt metal, broken copper of goats, lb.

3 17 pots, and remnants of Broken or ground glass, h. o 0 10 12 Gum arabick or feneca, free,

Copper wire, h,

'118 8 3 Gold and silver materials

Latien, h.




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598 List of Goods to be Duty-free in Holland. App. 1. s. d. do

1 4, d. atd. Smyrna copperas, b.

1 10 12

soap, per last -Salted hides.

Verdigrease, free. Dried hides.

Spices of all sorts impuried Undressed buffaloes,cks,

by the East. India com. deers, goats, and kid

pany's ships, several difa skins.

ferent and very high du. Cordivants, Russia and

А ties.
Spanish leather,

Fire stones, uncertain.
Sheep-skins in or out of

Succades or (weetmeats, ib. O the wool, undrefred.

Sugar of all sorts (except Lamb and calves skins

loaf sugar and sugar can. in the wool or hail,

dy) even from our owa und effed.

plantations, h. All these have various du

Shumack, free. ties charged upon them

Brimstone, unrefined, h. either by the piece, the

B Tar, per laft, except from dozen, the pound weight, 1

our plantations


3 or the value.

Turpentine, per h. except All sorts of furrs in the

as before

5 5 hair wool, a great many

Tin nor manufactured, per different duties, and upon

h. 11. 85. 1 d. and per Ib. O

4 all not named, I, U 3 9 9 Prunes, h.


6 jo Paper rags, free.

Stockfish, per Ox (core

8 Linen of all sorts, a great

Clling-glass, free. many different duties,

Raw flax, free. and upon all other sorts

Wax, lb.

0 7 6 18 not named, l.

3 4 3 Argol, free. And besides, if printed,

Wool of all sorts and depainted, Itriped, &c. 1. 0 6 0

nominations 3

but here Damark table linen, nap.

some sorts pay a duty, as kins, &c. as before.

Theeps wool, from any White calicocs of all forts,

other place than menas before.


tioned in the book of Mullins, &c. as before.

OIt Laces of thread wove or

Weld or woad, h.

7 work'd, mostly prohibited.

This is the list of goods which the Red lead earth, uncertain,

Dutch, by their late stadtholder's scheme, Elephanis teeth, b. O 18 10 16 are to allow to be imported free of all duOil of olives, per ton of

ties whatsoever ; and if such a free im. 252 gallons

4 ir 1 8

E portation would tend to restore the trade Olives, per hogshead

and commerce of Holland, it would cere Orchall, free.

tainly have the same tendency here. What Rocou, uncertain.

a disadvantage then must our trade labour Pitch, per last of 12 barrels o 8

3 IT

under, by these high duties, which thus Pens and quills, per 1000


appear to be payable upon them in this Quicksilver, Ib.

5' 3 couni.y? It is true, these duties are mostly Samower, free.

drawn back upon exportation, but they Saffron, lb.

o 4 3


prevent our merchants from keeping maSalopetre, h.

O II 8 F

gazines of goods for answering any fudden All sorts of raw and un

demand ; and the trouble and expence wrought 6lks, a great

they are put to in paying the duties, and many different duties,

intilling themselves to the drawback, is a the most general, per

discouragement, which prevents their ever 1b. of 24 ounces


aiming at the transport trade, which of all Florettees, lb.

forts of trade, next to the filhing, is the The waste and nests of filk,

most useful, for increasing our navigation lb.

3 8

G and number of reamen. It was this and Sweet wood, free.

the fishing trade, that enabled the Dutch Bay and other salt, per

to make such a figure at sea before the rebumel

o 3 15 volution ; and yet it must be granted, that White ashes used in glass or

this island is belter ftuated, and every


rates, lb.

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19512 Remarks upon it. King of Sweden's Daih. 599 way more convenient for bolh, than Hola land. Almost the whole of the fishing is Translation of tbe OATH Paken by ibe King upon our own coasts; and with regard to

of Sweden at bis Coronarisn. me I middle way between the southern and in the presence of God and his holy northern parts of Europe, and our ports Gospel, are more ealy of access than those of Hol. 1. That I will love God and his holy land. The high interest of money for- A church; conferve and maintain all the merly prevented our making the proper states of the kingdom in the practice and use of these advantages ; and our high du- observance of the pure doctrine, pursuant ties upon importation, have, I fear, now to the folemn assurance I have given rendered it impossible. How neceffary then thereof ; protect the church and her rights, is it for us to contrive fome means or other and protect with the same attention the for freeing our trade from these incum- rights of the crown, and those of the brances ?

whole Swedish nation. . If the Dutch have suffered so much in 2. That I will love, keep, and observe their trade and commerce, by their high B justice and cruth, repress iniquity and induties on importation, which are not near justice, and make my royal prerogative equal to ours, what must this nation have and power subservient to those ends. suffered, what must it fuffer, if peace con. 3. That I will be steady and faithful to tinues in Europe, and our neighbours con. all my subjects, so that none of them; tinue to apply themselves to trade and ma. whether rich or poor, high or low, who nufactures, as they are doing at present ? may be guilty of any fault, Mall have any In the present contest, they that sell their thing to fear for his life, liberty, or pro: manufactures at the cheapest rates, and C perty, without being first tried and conthey that navigate the cheapest, must ex. vided in the manner prescribed by the ceed in both : Can we expect to do this, laws of the kingdom and the judicial forms. when the necessaries of life, the materials 4. That I will rule and govern the kingfor manufacture, and every thing requisite dom of Sweden by the advice and amit. for navigation, are so enhanced by duties? ance of the fenators and other persons born We must in a short time abolith molt, of in the king om, attached to the country those duties, otherwise we shall inevitably by their birth and by oath, and never ad be undone ; for should our manufactures without their participation, nor ever ad.' come to be contined to our own consump-D mit foreigners into my councils. tion alone, and our navigation to that of 5. That I will preserve and maintain exporting our own produce, and import- the ftate and the nation, in the possession ing our own consumption, we shall never of its frontiers, and in the enjoyment of be able to pay our debts, notwithltanding its annual revenues, so that no pare there. the present thriving state of our plantations ; of shall be imbezzled or diverted, to the because it will be impoffible to compel prejudice of my fucceffors. them to take every thing they want from 6. As by the act of security, given at us, if they find they can have it cheaper E my accession to the throne, (see p. 176,) by a smuggling trade with other nations. I have rejected arbitrary and despotick Nay, as we now have tea, brandy, cambrick, power, and never will introduce the same, &c. we mall foon have manufaures of nor ever fuffer it to be introduced by others all kinds clandestinely imported into this in any shape whatsoever ; fo I likewise island, and greedily bought up by the inha. promise and swear to protect the Rates of bitants, ic will be impossible to prevent the kingdom, in their persons, and in the this by the severest laws we can make, or enjoyment of their fortunes and privileges the greatest number of guarda cofta's we duly acquired ; defend and maintain the can employ, either at home or in America ; F laws and regulations eftablished hy the and then we must repeal our laws against common consent of the fates ; never suf. the exportation of our wool, and raise fer injustice to prevail over justice, nor money, as formerly, by a tax upon its ex- permit foreign customs, or new liws, to portation,

be introduced into the country, without This scheme, so generously contrived by their free will and consent. his serene highness the late prince of Orange, 7. Neither will I ever engage in any and which now seems to ingrofs the atten- war, or lay any tax on the fubject, with. tion of the Durch, will, I hope, open our out the participation of the states. And eyes ; and for this purpose I have been at in all things of this nature I will conform the pains to draw out the foregoing lin, G to the contents of the act of security, and which you, I hope, for the fame end, will to the regulation by which the form of re. make publick.

geacy was established in the year 1720.'

I am, &c.
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