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D.Spectator
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Whitehall Eb.
Lond. Ehtig.
Weekly Misc.
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"THE Lo:ds Proteft on the Convention Lift of Voters in the H. of Commons for and

279 against the Convention

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Speech of the Right Hon. the Lord Gage Compar'd with the Voters for and against against the Convention.

280 the Excife

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To the Tranflator of the Jewish Letters 281 Barbeyrac a Slanderer of the Fathers Jenny Bickerfaff's Advice against a Fondnels of giving a worthy Lover Pain ib Memoirs of Mrs Rowe's Life continued 282 The Birth and Education of Mr The Rowe ib His Supplement to Plutarch's Lives 283 Falls in Love with Mrs Singer ib G His Marriage, Tenderness and Decease 284 Friendship in Death, and Letters Moral and Entertaining, Mrs Rowe's most celebrated Works, their Defign ib Her Sickness and pious End Her Accomplishments of Body and Mind 286 Of propagating Chriftian Knowledge in the Highlands of Scotland ib Extent of the Highlands and Iflands of Scotland, and State of the Inhabitants ib 287 The Inftitution and Progrefs of a Society for civilizing thofe Countries 287 Extract from Dr Trapp's Sermon on Eccl. 288

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A Lift of abfent Members
Queries on the foregoing
Political Bill of Mortality
A Letter from Mr Weaver
Of the Civil List Revenue
Party and Faction defended
Against Corruption in Parliaments
Extract of the Bp of Oxford's Sermon before
the H. of Lords May 29, 1739
Mother Gurton's Tale

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Civil Lift Revenues antient and modern 317
Defence of the Scceffion
Animadverfions on the published Lifts of
Members for and against the Convention ib

POETRY.

SNUFF and SNUFF-BOXES, in Imitation of Pulvis Nicotianus. A Tranflation of the fame

321 To Mifs CARTER, on her Tranflation of Sir Ifaac Newton's Philofophy from the Ita lian, for the Ufe of the Ladies; by Mr Swan. Epitaph on the young Duke

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of Buckingham; by Mr Pose To Mis M. B. on her Birth-day; by Mr CLOE, a Character, by

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To the Rev. Dr WaterOn Mr Whitefield's Preach

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Patrie, the Motto on Mr Ahley's Punch-houfe, paraphrafed.

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Countryman's Remarks on the Lift of Voters for and against the Convention 324

HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. Seffions at the Old Baily, Acts paffed 325 The King's Speech to his Parliament, Act against Gaming, Preparations for War 326 A Lift of Births, Marriages and Deaths 327 Lift of Promotions Civil and Ecciefiaftical, new Members 328

Stocks, Monthly Bill of Mortality; Tickets, Chances, &c. in the Lettery 1739; a Paflage from Mr Whitefield's new Jour nal, concerning De Trapp. Conferences on the Convention proceed un fuccessfully

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-Of Hango Ghower Ministry et no Courage to make War, nor Bill to make Peace

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330 Treaty of Peace between the Emperor and King of France; also between the Kings of France and Spain Regaler of Books, with their Prices

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Gentleman's Magazine.

JUNE, 1739.

LORDS PROTEST on the State of the

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Die Land 4 Junij. 1739.

HE Order for taking the State of the Nation into Confideration be. A ing read, It was moved to refolve, "That the "Nonpayment of the 95,000l. agreed by "Treaty to be due from the Crown of Spain, as a Ballance to the Crown and Subjects of Great"Britain, and exprefly, ftipulated to be paid in Money in London, within four "Months after the exchanging of the Ratification, which Time is now expired, is a manifeft Infraction on the Part of Spain of the Convention lately "concluded between the two Crowns, a high Indignity to his Majefty, and an "Injuftice to the Nation."

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Which being objected to, a Question being ftated thereupon, the previous Quetion was put, whether this Question be now put, it was refolved in the Negative. C Contents, 44. Not Contents, 63.

Diflentient,

The Proteft of Thursday, March 9, against the Addrefs for the Convention the Reader will find in p. 118, 119, but he fhould obferve to fubftitute wв instead of THEY, and this Houfe inftead of the Pare liament or House of Lords.

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Because we think the main Question fhould have been put and paffed in the Affirmative, fince every Lord who fpoke in the Debate, agreed that it was ftrictly true; and we do not apprehend the leaft Inconvenience could pulfibly have arifen from it, but on the contrary, we conceive that the ftating of the Fact of the mani- D fett Infraction of the Convention was a neceflary Foundation for the fubfequent Advice of this Houfe to his Majefly, which Advice we think the more neceflary, fince we are convinced by the Experience of many Years, that the Councils of the Adminiftration, far from procuring any Reparation or Satisfaction for the Infults and Injuries this Nation has received, have only expofed it to further Difhonour and Contempt.

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S incapable as I am of entering inte a Debate of this Nature, I can't with that Duty I think I owe my Coun try, and thofe I have the Honour to Re prefent, fit ftill and only give a Negative to the Queftion before us: For I look on this Addrefs, that is propos'd to be made His Majesty, to be no more than a Vote of Approbation of the Measures taken by the Adminiftiation, and of Thanks for the Blefing the Nation has obtai'd by this Convention with Spain, of which I once faid before, had a Meffenger with proper Infractions been fent over in a Fifher-Boat, he would have brought us back a bate, than that we have got.

As to any Compliments that are to be paid his Majefty, no one is mare ready to join in them than myfelf; but as by the Laws of this Land the King can do no Wrong, fol look on this Convention as the Work of the Minifter, and as fuch 1 hall fpeak of it; and that it is fo, is clear for every Body, let him be never fo dim

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fighted (that has not had Duft thrown into his Eyes) muit fee that this glorious Convention, that has coft the Nation not above Halt a Million of Money, is more a Minifterial Expedient to get over this Seffion of Parliament, than a Thing caleulated either for the Dignity of the Crown, the Satisfaction of the Merchants, or Reparation for the repeated Infults on the Honour of the Nation.

Money, Ships, and other Effects, which have been feiz'd as well in Spain as the Indies, fhould be fpeedily rettor❜d in the fame Kind, or according to the juft and true Value of them, at the Time they were feiz'd? Has there been a Tittle of this perform'd? Have our Merchants ever A had any Satisfaction made them for their Ships, their Effects and Money they were plunder'd of? Why, no.

WHEN I first read the Convention, I was furpriz'd to find that our indifputable Right to free Navigation, and no Search at any Distance from Land, was to be referr'd to Plenipotentiaries at a future Con- B grefs: The referring an indifputable Right, is in a manner weakening the Title, not that I apprehend, that any Minister at home or abroad will ever dare give up this Right of ours.

But why is this to be difcuffed in a fu ture Treaty? Why, after the Refolutions the Parliament laft Year came into, was not this the first Article in the Convention

fine qua non? As to any Treaty Spain, can there be any one weak enough to imagine, that Plenipotentiaries fitting at a round Table with Pen, Ink and Paper before them, can procure for this Nation, what our Fleet could not do laft Year, with Cannon, Powder and Ball?

Befides, by having deferr'd doing our felves Justice, England may have loft a very lucky Juncture: France and Spain were not then on fo good Terms, as I am afraid they are at prefent. Had the Spaniards been attack'd laft Year in New-Spain we fhould have found them unprovided, their Garrifons without Men, and their Fortifications out of Repair. But this they have taken Care to remedy for the future, by the great Number of Troops they have fince fent thither, and by work ing Day and Night at their Fortifications. But as on the one Hand they are grown" ftronger, fo we on the other are grown weaker and poorer: We, Sir, laft Year threw away a vaft Sum of Money to no purpose, but to be laught at by all Nations, and they by our Leave are bringing home, in their Galleons, vaft Suns of Money to be employ'd against us.

What have we been doing for thefe laft Twenty Years but Negotiating to no Purpole? What is there in this Treaty more than in all former Ones? Did not Spain by the Treaty of Madrid, in the Year 1721, which Treaty was confirm'd by another in the fame Year, called the triple Alliance, ftipulate that all former Treaties fhould be confirm'd; and exprefly promised that all Goods, Merchandizes,

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But yet every Man, that at that time did not believe they thould, was look'd upon as a Jacobite, a Man difaffected to his Majefty, or at least to his Minifter, which was as bad, if not worfe. So far were the Spaniards from performing one Article of this Treaty, that they us'd us worse than ever, and so continued doing till the Merchants came with fresh Com. plaints, which they laid again before the Houfe of Commons, where I can't say, they were very civilly us'd by fome, how. ever they made out very clear the Allega gations of the Petition, and proved their Loffes beyond Contradiction."

Upon this, vigorous Refolutions were again enter'd into by the H. of Commons to obtain Justice and Satisfaction for the Merchants, and, in order to obtain it, our then and prefent Minifters, finding that they had not fucceeded in any one Treaty they had yet made, enter'd into another called the Treaty of Seville, fign'd in the Year 1729.

By the first Article of this Treaty all former Treaties of Peace, Friendship and Commerce, are again renew'd and confirm'd: And Spain exprefsly promis'd not to do any Thing, nor fuffer any Thing to be done, that might be contrary thereto directly or indirectly.

In the 4th Article of this Treaty it is particularly agreed, that the Commerce of the English Nation in America fhould be exercifed as heretofore: And that Or ders fhould be dispatched without any Delay to the Indies for that Purpose.

By the 6th Article of it, Commillaries were to be named, who were to fettle the Limits and Pretenfions of the Merchants: And Spain promised to execute punctually and exactly, within fix Months, what fhould be decided by the faid Commifla ries, who were to make their Report in three Years; but there being nothing done in the first three Years, the Term was renew'd for three Years more, in order to do nothingwhich fucceeded accord

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N. B. Being mistaken in the Length this Speech, we must have the Remainder in

our next.

To the Tranflator of the Jewish Letters,
publishing in Numbers at Newcastle upon
Tyne.
SIR,

I oblerve, your Author, Letter 14 (or
you for him,) quotes Barbeyrac's Satyr
or Invective againit the venerable Fathers
of the Church, charging them with
Crimes they were Strangers to: But if
you had done justice to your Readers, and
to thofe venerable Perfons whom your
Author abufes at 2d, 3d, c. Hand, you
ought to have let them know, that Bar-
beyrac confeffedly wrote by hearfay, (See
his prefatory Difcourfe §. 10. p. 33) and
by confequence was not qualified for
giving a true Character of thofe venera-
Ble Perfons, however he might be quali
'fied for Slander. And you should like-
wife have acquainted your Readers, that
Barbeyrac is fully refuted by the learned
Dr Waterland, (Importance p. 413.) and
Dr Grey (Spirit of Infidelity detected.)
where all the Crimes he charges the Fa
thers with, are fairly proved to be either
grofs Mifreprefentations, or palpable Lies;
and that the Author (Barbeyrac) is an
infamous Detractor, and deftitute of moral
Honesty. For,before he had published fuch
a Mafs of Slander, he ought to have en
quired, Whether his Vouchers were fuch
as might be relied on, whether they wrote
through Prejudice against the Fathers, be-
caufe the Fathers were against them, and
whether every Article had not been fuf-
ficiently reply'd to.

This, Sir, in common Justice he ought to have done, and you in julice to your Readers ought at least to have acquainted them, that he is not to be trufted, to the end that they might not be led away with an unjuft Opinion of thofe venerable Perlons of whom the World was not worthy, many of whom were crown'd with Mar tyrdom, for holding the Truth as it was in Jefus, and now enjoy a Crown of Life.

I am, &c. PHILO CHRISTUS.

SIR, Bath, May 30, 1739 - Beg the Favour of you, not to omit in. ferting the following Obfervations in your Magazine for June; they are wrote with a particular View, and may be of Service, and I presume you will gratify the Requeft of your Reader and Admirer,

JENNY BICKERSTAFF.

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prefent and future Happiness, what Partners we choose for Life, 'tis univerfally acknowledged that we ought to be very careful in the Choice we make.

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Where there is not a mutual Friend/hip and a fincere Defire of being agreeable to each other, a married Life must be taltlefs and unhappy Whenever therefore two Perfons intend to enter on this State,

they are obliged in Prudence to cultivate a hearty Friendship, and to take no Steps that may lay a Foundation for Uneafinefs afterwards; and I apprehend that when any of our Sex are confcious to the Regards of a worthy Man, and have a real Value for him, 'tis the Height of Folly to trifle,to keep him too much in fufpenfe, or to take any Methods to cool a fincere Affection. For hence muft unavoidably proceed Indifference and Coldness in the Perfon thus trifled with, or at least a Belief that he who thus gives him Pain hath no Defign to favour his Paffion. I fhall illuftrate the last Observation by a late Event.

Sylvia, with whom I am intimately acquainted, has her Share of Good Senfe, and is a Lady of great Sobriety and Vir tue. For feveral Years fhe entertain'd a Lover, whom I call Alexis. The Youth took all Opportunities of convincing his D Miftrefs that he lov'd her with the most fincere and tender Paffion, and in every View ftudy'd to render himself agreeable to the dear Object of his Affections. Sylvia feem'd to favour his Addreflès, but in fuchi a manner as left him in a State of Uncertainty as to her Intentions and Defigns, whilft fhe affur'd others fhe never would accept of him. From a Fondness to give Alexis Pain, fhe would frequently give Room to him and the World to think that the accepted the Offers of others. From time to time Alexis waits for the Event of new Amours, impatient to know if they fucceeded or not. Tortur'd by a variety of Paffions, tofs'd to and fro betwixt Hope and Fear, Love and Despair, he repears every time he could his Vows of Love and Friendship, fometimes thinking that he should in the end be happy, at other times that he muft give way to a Rival. The cruel Maid, to all appearance G more favourable to another, would oblige Alexis not to fee her, for Trifles would break the Acquaintance, and at best keep him in a State of Perplexity and Doubt.

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The Youth at length defpairing of Suc cefs, and worn out by fuch a Contraft of ftruggling Paffions, makes his Addrefies to another, who had the most tender and affectionate Regard for him, and who treated him with the Freedom and Refpect due to a worthy Man: On Sylvid freely discovers her Sentiments, but much Refentment to Alexis, as not to treat him with Good Manners, or the loweft

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