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before immersion, by those who were mah Ifrael! all Europe is in confu. unacquainted with the motives or fion. And this confusion is owing, circumstances of the experiment." in God's providence, to the ratified

To discover whether a fimilar negociators, particularly to the inchange would be produced in the co. confiderate conduct of Richard Oflour of the venous blood in hot air, a wald, John Adams, Benjamin Frankdog at 1oz degrees was placed in airlin, John Jay, and Henry Laurens,

in agreeing to, and figning, such pro. In ten minutes the temperature of visional articles for peace, with Enge the dog was 1041, that of the air land, as they sealed at Paris the 30th being 130. In fifteen minutes the of last November. Shemah Koli! I dog was 106, the air 130. A small knew very well that the scheme de.'' quantity of blood was then taken vised for peace was ratified from the from the jugular vein, the colour of beginning; and would not do, in this which was sensibly altered, being enlightened reign, in any quarter of much lighter than in the natural state. the world. I knew this before Richard

The effect which is produced by Oswald set out from Philpot Lane. I external heat upon the colour of the published my sentiments against the venous blood, seems to confirm the

peace, in duty to my fellow-citizens, following opinion, which was first in the Public Advertiser, with my fuggefted by my worthy and inge- name to them, the day after Lord nious friend Mr. Wilson, of Glasgow. Grantham's letter made it's appearAdmitting that the sensible heat of ance, Believe me, Israel! I am your animals depends upon the separation friend. Don't credit a word the king's of absolute heat from the blood by present servants say to you. In the means of it's union with the phlogistic

affairs of this world, men are saved, principle in the minute vessels, may not by faith, but by the want of it. there not be a certain temperature at The king's servants are deceivers, which that fluid is no longer capable themselves being deceived. Those of combining with phlogiston, and at who became converts and creditors which it mult of course cease to give to this coalition-ministry, were at first heat? It was partly with a view a necessitous and ignorant sect, out to investigate the truth of this opi- . of all nations and languages. Their nion, that I was led to make the ex creditors, I hear, are now becom. periments recited above.

ing a superstitious fect, great observa [ To be concluded in our next. ] ers of set days and times. Don't

you support superstitious sects. Give
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no more of your children's bread un-
to the dogs, neither cast ye your gold

and pearls before swine, left they deLORD GEORGE GORDON,TOELIAS

stroy and consume thine inheritance, LINDO, ESQ. AND THE PORTU..

and turn again, and rend you. The GUESE, AND NATHAN SALOMON,

Prodigal Son was reduced to feed ESQ, AND THE GERMAN, JEWS.

swine, and filled his own belly with GENTLEMEN,

husks. The tribes of Israel will soon THI THE eyes of all Israel are upon be driven out of this pleasant land,

you. America is in confusion. like chaff before the wind, if they No wise man wonders at it. There set themselves against God, and his is no prospect of a peace. The peace people, to serve idolaters. There is no was ratified. The definitive treaty time to be loft. The protestants in was ratified. The provisional articles Europe, as well as in America, will inwere ratified. The whole negocia- fist with vigour on your shewing yourtion was ratified. The commercial felves on their fide, against the Jeregulations were ratified. The ne fuits, The Philistines are upon us! gociators themselves are rațified. She the Jews have served the Philistines

before

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before now. Promise and vow to do ments of their senses, were warned of No more so. You shall find reft to

their danger, and began to smell the your fouls. Do you know what God old rat in the Congress. They watched lays upon that subject:- I know the their enemy from the watch-towers blafphemy of them which say they are of Jerusalem. They waited patientJews, and are not, but are the synagogue ly, without murmuring, for the long of Satan. Don't countenance the fy blaft with the rams-horns. All the : nagogues of Satan. Keep close to the different tribes and states of America English and Scotch proteftants, and now begin to smell the rat in the Conour choice friends in Holland and gress. A popish Congress. The arAmerica; and take a fide with the my, the valiant of Israel, have huntGrand Seignior against Russia, if the ed them from the brotherly dwellings presumes to carry on a war for the of Philadelphia, to the confines of re-eftablishment of the Jesuits. Je- Prince Town; where Dr.Witherspoon zebel was destroyed for seeking the will give them no quarter till they bepoffeffion of Naboth's vineyard. With have better. General Washington's respect to domestic peace for Eng. coalition letter is not worth the fourth land and America, there is one thing part of a shekel of filver to the Pope, to be observed, and remedied. The or the Congress, or the king of France, leading men there are the wise men or to our Babel cabinet at St. James's. who dwell in the hearts of the people. General Washington's letter is infec . They put no confidence in our pre ted with the same leaven of uncleansent administration. They therefore ness as General Arnold's address was, carry on the secret, as it were, of re though in a different degree. If galating Europe and America by pri- France and England should infifton, wate communications of true infor- and endeavour to push and cram their. mation. The remedy is easy. Euro- ratified provisional articles of peace pean kings must destroy their idols, with England, down the throats of and search the word of God, and pray the reclaiming and independent ftates, for his secret presence and favour; a la mode de Paris; General Washingwhich will make their hands strong ton and Congress may be served up and to do good. As an example of this dressed again like the king's tea-men, mode of carrying on the work of re a la mode de Boston. A vagrant Conformation, by individuals of the fame gress. Tar and feathers. They fuck mind, it may be useful to state to the the low of corruption. They return public, that long before our king sent to wallow in the mire, Ratification! Richard Oswald to the king of France, abomination! A mockery of all auto conjure up a peace, the president of thority. Their name will not raise the Congress in America (after the af. the monies at Amsterdam or Glafgow. fair of Saratoga) sent a letter to me, in Wise men won't take their security, his own hand-writing, upon the un- They have no rest or dwelling-place happy subject that now bars the peace in the habitation made without hands, with England and America. "The in the hearts of the true Ifrael, The particulars af that letter were not present Congress feem predeftinated meet to be laid before Congress at that to run violently down hill. They critical moment for American pro- may, indeed, herd together another testants. There was a little popish year, and browse upon thistles, in leaven, even at that early period, Nova Scotia ; the next year they may working under their High Mighti- do penance, perhaps, at St. Peteris neffes red night-caps. The pointing burgh, in Ruflia; and a third year. out of this evil, which the wife men they may very possibly fit like Gera had detected, was judiciously delayed man princes, in Osnabrigs and ashes, till a more powerful opportunity. By at the electorate court in Hanover. cautious degrees the rest of the men They that fed the swine fed. There af Ifiachar, who had the true discern- is no reft for the wicked. The sceptre

MAGAZINE AND REVIEW,

furnish you

with an

of their government is not the Shebet When the taylor of Pall Mall had of Righteousness. Jehova- Jireh! equipped him with a coat

of the same I have the honour to be, gentle-, colour as that which the Prince wore men, your moft obedient and humble the preceding birth-day, Mr. Seaton servant,

and his lady left the city: he full of WELBECK STREET,

G. GORDON.

that consequence which the citizens LONDON, AUG, 26.

think those who refide at the west-end of the town have a right to assume;

while Mrs. Seaton, amidst the joy TO THE EDITORS OF THE BRITISH

which encircled her husband's dim

pled cheek, and sparkled in his eye, GENTLEMEN,

could scarce refrain from checking If you can fpare a small portion of it's career by the ill bodings with

your valuable Miscellany, for the which her prophetic foul seemed inoccasional insertion of Moral Tri- fpired. • The horses have taken Ales, I shall be happy to occupy it: fright, my dear!' cried the to Mr. they will at least have the merit Seaton. “Recollect yourself, Charof being short. The following fpe- lotte! we are near St. James's!!cimens may

•O!' fighed the, ' I thought we had idea of my intention in these com • been in the city, jogging on with munications. If those now sent our old pair!'--' Pho, my dear! should appear in the least worthy pray leave your city airs the other of notice, the insertion of them • lide of the Bar! you are now to be will greatly oblige

• introduced to the first personages in Your admirer,

the kingdom. My Lord Laystake ILEARSID.

• has promised to introduce me at

Brooks's, the Cockpit, and other

* places where the nobility resort.'MORAL TRIFLES.

Oh, my love!' sweetly demanded Mrs. Seaton, is there not an evi.

• dent impropriety in endeavouring MR:

R. Seaton having succeeded his 'to equal our superiors?'-The coach

father in a capital commercial drawing to the Aight of steps which line, found himself master of a con led to the entrance of their magni. fiderable fortune, the fruits of many ficent abode, here interrupted the years industry. As he had hitherto, conversation. Though Mr. Seachecked by parental authority, care ton really adored his lady, having fully reduced his passions within those once his foot in the ftirrup, with inbounds which limit the indulgences tention to mount his hobby, the cauof what is called a fober citizen, he re- tion loft it's effect. With all the folved once to see life. With this alacrity in the world, he jumped out intention, he immediately ordered to hand Mrs. Seaton from the carHatchett to prepare him a most ele. riage. gant coach, unsparingly plated with

i he first three days were very hapSilver, agreeable to the present rage. pily employed in admiring his furHis banker, one of the first in the city, niture; on the fourth, Lord Laystake was now left, in favour of Sir Robert having formed a party to smoke the citie Herries, and for no better reason than zen, introduced them to Mr. Seaton. because half the nobility at Brooks's • You have made great additions, I kept cash at the same house. He also fee, Mr. Seaton!'-Yes, my lord; purchased an elegant mansion in St. - if your lordships will honour me James's Square, which he furnished • with your opinions, I shall be excefin the most fashionable, and of course fively happy.'- This is the drawthe most expensive manner. In short, ing-room, my lords.'--' Dear Mr. the citizen would be the noble, • Seaton, what ill taste! Is this furni.

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• ture for a man of your fortuneFor I am very sorry to trouble you, • shame! Is this air for a man of • but I shall be happy to have the • fashion to breathe in! Throw down - soool. your lord ihip did me the

these windows; enlarge the new - favour to borrow. Certainly,

ones; and take away those fellows Seaton.' The soul of Seaton was • with their huge periwigs and long joy. Here, Charles! what have we

gowns--they'll frighten the ladies at the banker's?'Nothing, my • with their city looks. With these • lord, but a cool hundred!' - Un. improvements your house will be o fortunate! But I shall receive

my • the best in the square. Adieu! you'll 'rents soon, and will pay you di• be at Brooks's.-'I shall do myself ' rectly.' At this reply, the mind

the honour, my lord.'-Oh! a word of Seaton, from the happy regions of • with you, Seaton: give me a single bliss, turned to those of dark horror

thousand; it will save me the trou- and despair. Inftigated by his ills, • ble of drawing on my banker.' Mr. he now laid open to his lord ship the Seaton flew to have the honour of true state of his affairs. It is just serving his lordship. This makes as I thought-you must ape your

five,' faid Lord Laystake, as he de . fuperiors ! But, Seaton, contiposited the bill in his pocket-book- nued his lordship, with a softer ac* I'll return it to-morrow; but you cent, you need not want; I shall

are so obliging, I never shall repay • receive my rents and your wife is

you!'-Mr. Seaton bowed most re beautiful.' Seaton's foul was now spectfully.

transported to the utmost height of In a word, he was ruined before rage and indignation, Wretch! the alterations in his house were com said he, throwing the chocolate in his pleated. What with destroying his lordship's face, is it not sufficient ancestors--rebuilding his windows to triumph over my folly, that you refurnishing his house-and going thus dare even in idea to fully the tegularly to Brooks's, and as regu- purity of unspotted innocence!' Say. larly losing—Mr. Seaton, at the con- ing this, he ruhed out of the house; clusion of a few months, found he and, having reached his chamber, had the honour of being ruined by the put up the whole he could collect of nobility. In spite of his having his remaining fortune in a letter become too fashionable to regard for his Charlotte, determined at one domestic affairs,' his unhappy mind stroke to finish his wretched existence. foon discovered the fatal truth to "O my God! he exclaimed, with a Mrs. Seaton, who with tears conjured mixture of despair and contrition, him to view his fituation in it's true though I have committed follies, light, and retire with the little that art not thou' merciful?, and is not remained to some sequeftered spot, the punishment too heavy for the where the fallacious joys of a vain crime; fince follies rather proceed prodigality might be exchanged for • from a weak head than a corrupt the more certain bliss attendant on a « foul? But, thy will be done! Guard. commendable frugality. The foul 'my Charlotte! aid her in the hour of Seaton was unmanned; he hid his • of adversity--for me, life is a burface in the fair bosom of his Char. • den!' In saying these last words, lotte! She faw that this was the he with a trembling hand threw him. moment to awaken his feelings. He self on his fword. Mrs. Seaton heard poffesfed a soul of fenfibility, and his groans, and flew to the chamber. He now called forth it's exertions Finding it locked, she called up

the by every tender endearment. servants; who, having broke open

Starting from the bofom of his the door, Mr. Seaton lay proftrate amiable wife, he rushed from her em on the ground, with the sword in brace, and hafted to Lord Laystake. his hand, and a horrid wound in He found his lordship taking his his breaft

. O what a scene for his chocolate. • My lord,' faid he, tender, his affectionate lady! The in

fantly

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ftantly swooned away, and feemed • follow her'dictates, and they will herself to have been wounded by the assuredly conduct thee to Virtue.' stroke which penetrated the bofom As we proceeded, Liberality of Mind of her adored husband. The wound, made me acquainted with the names however, was not mortal; and, in of those moral virtues by whose aid the a few days, that life which he would throne of the goddess is ascended. He have fo rafhly thrown away was en

who perpetually points to the divine tirely out of danger. After this af throne, is Philosophy. He unfolds fair, they retired, on their little re ' the various secrets of nature, which maining property, to the cheapest • are hid from the ignorant. Before part of Wales, where they live in the him is Contemplation; and, behind possession of more happiness than they him, Imagination, who has given ever before experienced ; and Mr. · birth to so many hypotheses. See Seaton ceases not to inculcate, among

• Fortitude, with her eye of fire, dir. the numerous friends his many good

daining every allurement the earth qualities have obtained him the affords: after whom follows Resigbaneful effects of endeavouring to • nation to the will of Providence; equal our fuperiors.

' and here, behold! I now saw

Virtue enthroned; with Benevolence II.

on one side, and on the other that celeltial Power who teaches mên to con

troul their mortal paflions. Virtue's ONDUCTED by Contempla- glory did not blaze forth: her fire was

tion, I found myself in the fer- that which burnt continually, the fame tile regions of Imagination; Genius equal flame; unlike the glare of vice, and Education had dispersed those which greatly blazes forth for the momists which are the offspring of Pre- ment, but foon leaves us in eternal judice. My foul, seized with the fire darkness! of Enthusiasm, took her Alght to scenes which mortals have not yet

TO THE EDITORS OF THE BRITISH dared to explore. I penetrated the

MAGAZINE AND REVIEW. inmost receffes of the temple of that Virtue, by the exercise of whose at

GENTLEMEN, tributes mortals are almost elevated Thé remarkable productions of early to the mighty inhabitants of heaven. genius lately exhibited in your At the porch of this edifice stood entertaining Miscellany, reminded blooming Temperance, and meek Re me of one which I have long preligion with uplifted eye. At the feet served as a great curiosity of the of Temperance laid grovelling Aus fame fort, though indeed not quite terity, accompanied with the meagre so premature. The following Sa. crowd of penitential Fafts. Cloathed tire and Panegyric upon SMALL in black, at the feet of Religion, ap

Beer was written in the year 1736, peared Superstition, with her atten by a school-fellow of mine*, who dants, Foliy, Enthusiasm, and Hypo could not, at the utmost, have atcrify. In vain they endeavoured to

tained his fifteenth year, as he was enter the Temple of Virtue; Tempe

not elected to St. John's College, fance and Religion united, stood the

Oxford, till June 1740. His com. hock of their numberless hosts! positions, at that time, were often Having passed the porch, my divine full of poetical fire and sprightli. guide left me to the care of Liberality nefs of imagination: they were of Mind: . You need not my advice ;

commonly struck off with hafte, and * Dr. John Duncan, rector of South Warmborough, Hants; and author of an Ellay on Happiness; the Evidence of Reason in Proof of the Immortality of the Human Soul; Vifitation Sers mons; An Address to the Advocates of the Church of England; and Moral Hints to the Rising VOL. III,

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careless

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