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15th. It is affirmed, that there are Companies of Thieves that deal chiefly in Horfes, who have eftablifh'd a Correfpondence in many remote Parts of this Kingdom, and fo trade from one to another, that it is very common to steal Horses, and ride them so far in one Night, that the Owner can fcarce ever recover them; they find Horfes are easier ftolen than any other fort of Cattle; when they are far off, they commonly fell them in the publick Fairs, as the Law directs; by thofe Means, many honeft Farmers and trading Perfons are utterly ruin'd, and undone; and it is found by Experience, that the Laws already made against HorseStealing, are not fufficient to prevent it, therefore it is hoped, fome of thofe galloping Jockies will have the honour of the firft Experiment of this Law.
16th. As to the Female Felons it will be a fevere Mortification to think that their Hufbands, Lovers, or Friends may come under this Punishment, befides the old Ways of Hanging, Whipping, Tranfporting, or burning them in the Hand may continue till fome other Expedient be found out, and if those that are order'd to be transported to America, were oblig'd to ferve for a longer Term of Years, it wou'd make the Expence of Transportation more eafy, and the Punishment, more dreadful.
17th. Some are of Opinion that this Experiment will be well apply'd in cooling the fiery Heat of those that are guilty of Rape, or Sodomy.
18th. It is computed that less than five hundred Examples of this Kind, which are about fifteen in every County, will have fuch Influence upon the Kingdom, that in a fhort Time our Judges, and Juries will have much less Business upon their Hands: but it is fear'd the Clerks of the Crown, the Sub-Sheriffs, and others about the Bar, who live chiefly by the Tranfgreffions of the People, will be confiderable Lofers if this Project takes Effect, and that fome of them will plead against the paffing of this Law, because it is of our own Manu
Manufacture, and no Precedent for it from abroad, and there are many other Reasons to be offer'd on th 'Subject which are referv'd for another Time.
Earl of Rofcommon's Works.
N effay on tranflated verse,
The ghoft of the old houfe of commons, to the new
A prologue fpoken to his royal highness the duke of
Epilogue to Alexander the great, when acted at
Theatre at Dublin,
Prologue to Pompey, a tragedy,
A paraphrafe on the 148th Pialm,
Part of the fifth icene of the fecond act, in Guarini's
The fixth ode of the third book of Horace,
The twenty fecond ode of the first book of Horace, 38
Horace of the art of poetry,
Earl of Dorfet's Works.
Ode upon folitude,
Part of the 5th fcene of the 2d act in Guarini's paftor fido 7
De arte poetica, liber ad Pifones,
O Mr. Edward Howard, on his incomparable incom-
To Sir Tho. St. Serfe, on printing his play, called
burne, spoken by Tartuffe,
On the same,
A faithful catalogue of the most eminent ninnies, 26
V O L I.
Verses written for the toasting glasses of the kit-cat club
Sir Samuel Garth's Works.
Verses written for the toasting glaffes of the kit-cat club
Epistle to the earl of Godolphin,
-- on her staying all the winter
in the country,
of Monmouth's picture 1685, who was formerly their