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EACH DAY'S PRICE OF STOCKS IN NOVEMBER, 1783.
Bank 3 per Ct. 3 per Ct. 3 per Ct. 14 per C/ Long
18 2 Sunday
1585 a 594
I 2 II II
14 14 14 14
N. B. In the 3 per Cent. Consols. the highest and lowest Price of cach Day is given; in the other Scock the highest Price only.
ST. JOHN's Gate.
London Gazette Daily Advertiser Public Advertiser Gazetteer Morning Chron. Morning Herald Morning Pott Public Ledger Daily Courant Gener. Advertiser St. James's Chron. General Evening Whitehall Even. London Evening London Chron. Lloyd's Evening Englith Chron. Oxford Cambridge Briftol 3 papers Bath 2 Birmingham a Derby Coventry 2 Hereford 2 Chester 2 Manchester 2 Canterbury 2
For DECEMBER, 1783.
C Ο Ν Τ Α Ι Ν Ι Ν G gore in Muantity and greater Mariety than ang Boob of the Rind and Price. Table of Moons for 1784-Prices of Corn 986 Queries on Dr. Chandler-Burnet & Baker 1024 Narrative of Mr. Charles': Aerial Journey 987 Dr. Lindsey's Description of Water Spouts 1025 New Mode of Execution described 990 Ned Ward-Wood-itealers 1028-Farcher Pa Query on Natural History of the Toad is. ticulars of Prefident Bradthaw
ib Queries on Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian ib. Original Anecdotes of Hoadly and Secker 1029 Plan for ob/erving Meteors and Fireballs 991 | IMPARTIAL AND CRITICAL REVIEW OF Theatrical Register
NEW Publications, viz. Les Jardins-Parliamentary Debates at large 993-1003 Bp. Barsington and Dr. Horsley's ChargesMiscellaneous Corrections and Anecdotes 1004
Berkshire Collections_Black Book, contain Epitaph and Anecdotes of Dr. John Folier 1005 ing Queen Elizabeth's Progress to Warwik. Strictures on the Character of Lå. Athburton 1006 &c.-Memoirs of Count Grammont--Crabbis Character of Augustus Earl of Bristol
1007 Village, &c. &c.
1033_-104 fraits of Bp. Thomas, Jones, & Yarborough 1008 SELECT POETRY, ANCIENT AND MODERN Dispersion of the Gyplies through Europe 1009 viz. American Eclogues, N° I. 1043-EO Viemoirs of Monf. Schepflin
gium on Capt. Cook, 1014, &c. &c. &c. A wotham Churchill's valuable Publications 1014 Important Dir atches from E.I.des 1046—105 Anecdotes of Mr. Ayscough and Dr. Deering it. Intereitung Parliamentary Debates of the prelen Frenchman's humorous Account of England 1016 Seffion on E. India Bili, &c.
1051 1059 Timber in Scotland - Hint to Bee matters jou? Foreign and Domestic News, Lists of Birth First Etablifliment of Eat India Company 1018 Marriages, Deaths, &c. &c. 1059-106 Curious l'aiticulars of Cardinal Wolicy 1022 | Prices of Stocks
106. Embellithed with Two beautifully picturesque Views in the Island of JAMAICA ; with exact Representations of falling WATER-Spouts; and also with a Delineation
of the new-invented Place of Execution in the Old BAILEY.
S Y L V A N U S
LONDON, Printed by J. NICHOLS, for D. HENRY, late of St. John's
TIMES OF THE NEW AND FULL MOONS,
7, Day, 12 Minutes paft 2 Afternoon, New Moon,
paft 19 Morning. Full Moon, Feb. 6,
paft 9 Morning Sun eclipsed, invisible., New Moon,
9 Night. Moon eclipled, visible. Full Moon, Mar. 7,
3 Morning. New Moon, -21,
paft 7 Morning. Full Men, Apr. 5,
past 6 Afternoon New Moon, 19,
paft 6 Evening. Full Moon, May 5,
past 6 Evening. Full Moon, July 2, 24
Midnight. New Moon, 17, 54
past 8 Morning. Full Moon, Aug. 1, 17
paft 7 Morning Sun eclipsed, invisible.' New Moon, 153 33
Midnight. Moon eclipsed, invisible. Full Moon, 30,
2 Afternoon. New Moon, Sept. 14, 44
paft 4 Afternoon. Full Moon, 28,
past u Night.
paft 8 Morning.
paft 9 Morning
paft 11 Night. Full Moon,
paft 1 Nighr. New Moun, Dec. 12,
palt 1 Afternoon. Full Moon, 26,
past 3 Afternoon. Ex Tabulis Aftronom.
Computavit E. FOORD.
If to the rime of New Moon you add 7 days, 9 hours, 11 minutes, it shews the mean tim! of the first quarters and the same time, added to the Full Moon,
Thows the mean time of the last quarter.
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AVERAGE PRICES of CORN, from Dec. 15, to Dec. 20, 1783.
Wheat Rye Barley Oats Beans COUNTIES upon the COAST.
s. dt.15. d.ls. d.js. d. s. d. London
612 413 3
5 910 03
71? 313 Suffolk
5 62 103 COUNTIES INLAND.
512 33 Norfolk
210 Middlesex 6 cio
3 Surry 6 213 83 814
313 II Durham
5 313 10
5.2 112 Cambridge 5 73 6
22 Huntingdon 5 4.0 512 013 4 Westmorland
312 Norihampton 6
10 3 72 03
Lancashire 6 6,0 03 92 7 Rutland
04 52 Leicester
Monmouth 6 60 03 101 80 Nottirgham 5 114 24 32
II Somerfet 5 80 03 712 Derby 6
5 70 03 Statiord 6
Il Cornwall 04 5.2 4.4
540 C3 Wa vilk
WALES, Dec. 8, to Dec. 13, 1783. Borks 5 + 03 312
414 2 Oxiard
North Wales 6 5'5 03 101 913 Ducks
03 (12 3
61 | South Wales 6 514 213 7 zis
BEING THE SIXTH NUMBER OF THE SECOND PART OF VOL. LHI.
UR desire to gratify, waved our banner in token of joy, and,
as carly as pollible, in order the better to insure our safety, the public curiosity I was particularly attentive to the ba.. concerning the ex rometer. M. Robert examined the car. periments of Mer- go with which our friends had ballafted fieurs Charles and our chariot, as for a long voyage, of Robert with the air champaign, &c. blankers, and furs.balloon, Dec.1,1783, Having enough, and to spare, he began
hasinduced us to lay with throwing out one of the blankets, before them the following abstract of fo which spread itself in the air, and full much of the discourse delivered by the near the dome of the Allumption.-first of these gentlemen at the opening his The barometer then funk 66 inches, course of lečtures on Natural Philofo- and we had ccased to afccnd, or, more phy, as published in the Journal de Paris, properly speaking, were arrived at the Nos 347 and 348, Dec. 13 and 14; 1783, height of about 300 toises. This was as relates to his aërial voyage.
the height to which I had undertaken “Previous to our ascension,” says Mr. to stop, and from this moment, to Charles, “ we had fent up a globe of 5 f.8 that of our first getting out of right of inc. to discover the course of wind, and the observers at the different stations, mark out our intended route. The com our horizontal course was between 26 pliment of cutting the string was paid to inches and 26 inches 8 lines of the Mr. Montgolfier, and it inftantly rose. mercury, which agrees with the obserMeanwhile we prepared to follow it vations made at Paris. We took care with impatience; but the perplexing to throw out our ballast in proportion circumstances we were in prevented as we descended by the intenfiue lots our putting into execution every minute of inflammable air, and we raised on particular that we had intended the felves fensibly in the fame height. Had night before, The globe and the cha- circumstances permitted us to regulate riot were in exact equilibrium on the this ballast with more exacineis, our ground. At three quarters after one, course would have been almost abiewe threw out 19 pounds of ballast, and lutely horizontal and voluntary, rose in the midst of a profound filence, Having reached the height of Maur occasioned by the emotion and astonish- seaux, which we left a little to the left, ment of both parties. Our first pleasing we remained for a moment stationary. reflections on our escape from the per Our chariot turned about, and we thon fecution and calumny which had at filed off, as the wind directed, We foon tacked us, were heightencd by the ma- after passed the Seine, between 6t. Ouen jestic scene which presented itself to our and Alnicrcs, and leaving Colombe on vicw; on every side a most ferene iky, the left, paffed almost over Gennevil. without a cloud, and a most charming licrs. We had crossed the river a second distant prospect. As we afcended by time; leaving Argenteuil on the lett, an accelerated progressive motion, wc we past at Sanois, Franconville, Eau
bonnc, S:. Leu-Taverny, Villiers, croft * Les o resnstances or agentes qui nous prepoieni, L'INC Adam, and afterwards Nelli,
where we descended. Such were nearly asked after the Prince of Conti; but had the places over which we must have passed the mortification to be told, by a speaka!most perpendicularly. This passage ing trumpet, that he was at Paris. At makes about 9 Paris leagues, which we length, re-afcending, we reached the ran over in two hours, with scarcely any plains of Nelle about half after three, fensible agitation in the air. During when, as I intended a second expedi, the whole of this delightful journey we tion, and wished to avail myself of the filt no the least uneasiness about our advantage of situation, as well as of the own fate or that of the machine, The davlighe, I proposed to Mr. Robert to globe suffered no other alteration than defccnd. Seeing a troop of country the succedlive modifications of dilatation people running before us over the fields, and compression, of which we availed we defcended towards a spacious mea: ourselves, to rise or descend at pleasure, doiv, inclofed with fome trees and in any quantity. The thermometer was, buthes. Our chariot advanced majestifor above an hour, between io andız deg. cally along a long inclined plane. As abové o, owing to the inside of our cha- it approached the trees, fcaring it might riot having been warmed by the rays of be entangled among them, I threw out the fun. Its lieat foon communicated two pounds of ballast, and it sprung upitself to our globe, and contributed, by wards over them. We ran over above 20 the dilaration of the inflammable air toites within one or two fect of the land, within, to keep us at the fame height, and looked like travellers in a fledge. The without being obliged to lighten our country people pursued us as children baltait; but we suffered a greater lots : do a butterfly, without being able to the infiammable air, dilated by the sun's overtake us. At length we came to the heat, escaped by the appendage to the ground. As soon as the curate and globe, which we held in our hands, and lyndics could be brought to the spot, I loosened, as circumstances required, to drew up a verbal process, which they let out the air too much dilated, By immediately signed. Presently galloped this easy method we avoided the expan- up the Duke de Chartres, the Duke de fions and explosions which persons un Fitz-James, Mr. Farrer, an Englith acquainted with these matters appre- gentleman, and a number of horfemen, hended. The inflammable air could who had followed us from Paris. For. not break its prison, since it had always tunately we alighted near a hunting-feat a vent, and the atmospheric air could of the latter, who immediately mounted not get into the globe, since its pressure his horse, and riding up to us, exclaimed made the appendage serve as a yalve to “Mr. Charles, I am first." The Prince oppose its cotrance.
embraced us both in our chariot, and After so minutes progress we heard figned the process. So did the Duke de the gun which was the signal of our dil, Fitz-James. Mr. Farrer figned it 3 times, ay pearing from the observers at Paris. His signature was onitted in the Journal, Not being obliged to confine our courfe for he was 10 transported with joy, thai to an horizontal direction, as we had till he could not writé legisly. Of above then done, we gave ouric!ves up to the 200 horfemen who followed us from contemplation of the varicd scenes in Paris, only there could overtake us; tae, open country bencach us. Wc the reit had knocked up their horses, or Shoutca Vive le Roi, and heard our given out. After relating a few parti. Houts re-echocd. We heard, very culars to the Duke de Cliartres, I told diftin&tly, voices faying, ' Are not you him I was going off again, when would
afraid, my friends die noi you fick? he have me return? He replied, in half • What a clever thing it is! God pic an hour. Mr. Robert quitted the chariot, "serve you! Farcwell, my friends?' as we had agie.d. Thirty peatants held We continued saving our banners, and down the machine. I arked for fome we saw that there fignals rcuoubled the taith to ballait it, having not above 4 joy and security of those below. We or 5 pounds lcft. A spade was not at feveral times came down low enough to hand, nor were there any stones in the bc heard : people asked us whicncc ire meades. The sun was near setting. I came, and that time we let out; and made a hasty calculation of the time re. we ascended bidding them farewell.- quisite for the alteration of weight, and As circumstances required, we thre!v giving a signal to the peasants to quit out, successively, great coats, muffs, their hold, I sprung up like a bird. 'In ciothes. As we failed over L'une A. 20 minutes I was 1400 toises high, out 1201, we fourished our barners, and of light of all terreftrial objects. I had