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by following glad tidings, which we hope will be verified by every se advice that is coming, or the

or Thall come, from that part of the her world is cerca dianju, a teda It is we, in fa&, that have made the most material

advantages, oms and removed the false land marks with which the ambition du 1 of France had bounded us, even long before the war: we have

av stopped their most certain communication with their Colonies, 2500and we have driven them from Forts of which they had been long son is in possession ; besides, that the advantages of France are pafling ein away, whereas, ours are daily increasing. Our Colonies united, co their diffentions quieted, and their present Concord confirmed,

and made effective by a good body of troops, headed by an by unexceptionable Commander, and every part of our military cooperations under a superintendance which promises us every

thing.' blgari Nor ought it to pass unobserved, that taking occafion to touch et on that in liduously abulive performance, called, * Reasons hum

bly offered to prove, that the Letter printed at the end of the ved French Memorial, was a French Forgery, he juftly taxes the cost Writer with taking up with a Translation of a Translation, be

ab cause the original could not have been fo easily perverted to his casi h malicious purposes. And moreover, that having the egregious

1. Letter-writer, or rather Dictator to the People of England, also abis under bis discipline, he charges him with two fuper-eminently Brogge false facts, namely, the quoting a letter from Mr. Blakeney, ILO which was never written by him; and a secret article in the to treaty of Aix, prohibiting our sending any ships of the line into

Bab the Mediterranean, which never had being. Is dou) 13417; * See Review for laft Month. 916 bilen cants. II. A Timely Antidote against a late deadly Poison, or Six fu Pennyworth of Recollection, humbly offered to the Com

mon Sense of all the People of his Majesty's British Dominions. In a short Epiftle from a Country Gentleman to all his Fellow Subjects ; but principally addressed to those in a middle Station, &c. to Country Gentlemen, Rectors, Curates, Masat holders, &c. 4to. 6d. Payne.

This piece is written in the character of a Country Gentle 1904 man, profesling himself not only to be uninfluenced, and unbial

ed, but unacquainted with the specious art of writing. The devibes declared purpose of it is, to rescue the public out of the hands yer of the malevolent hungry fcribbling tribe, who have meanly soron taken advantage of our cafual ill success in the Mediterranean, to unds asperse, Sander, and throw dirt at the greatest characters in the moiseis kingdom, or, perhaps, in all Europe. "-Änd to convince us there 255109 is not a word of truth in any thing they say, that the adminiftra

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present. That there is not any one great Officer of State fexcept the two Secretaries must be understood, because they are not in his lift) who, as above, is not one of the greatest men in Europe.

vi That if our affairs ever go amiss; Fortune ought only blamed for it. That we have a thousand bleflings to be thankful for, and not one grievance to complain of.

Shall then,' says he, little accidents of fate or war alarm you? Shall every daring fcribbler who writes for bread, againtt :n his own convi&tion, discompose you I Shall the cowardice of Ivone, and the mistake of another, be the objects of such extravagant diffatisfaction? Shall one unlucky event abroad ry

swal. low up in oblivion all the merits of your fafety at home? Shall no praise por applause be given to chat vigilance, and at. tention, that diverted the form that hung over you ?

The mot determined invasion, the most vengeful purposes of an enraged enemy, backed by the most serious preparations ; • to have been conducted by the most respectable General,

companied by the young Chevalier, menaced, at a very small distance, your happy hores.

· Prudent conduet, wise measures, and that Providence, that • has so remarkably watched over you, prevented ita execution

the lealt mischief of which, would have been, to have brought the war to your own doors. Was this a time to weaken your marine guard? Mortification and rage filled every French heart; when they found themselves baffled in their dengng in

the Channel; they attacked Minorca ; such fuccours were im*'mediately fent, as could be safely spared, and such, as were • sufficient to have done the business they were destined for; if

accidents, impossible to be foreseen, had not rendered them abortive. Minorca has been snatched from you, it is true but • Britain has remained safe and quiet. Defending, guarding your • Vitals; you have received, indeed, a wound in your extreme

parts that will, I hope, foon be cuted."

And having made another courtly transition to the several Boards of Buliness, to sew us they are all filled by lected for their abilities, integrity, morals, and

property, he makes the following pleafant diftination.

"The very competitors for power, the rising generation of Patriots and Statesmen, are many of them, Noblemen and Gen. tlemen of most promising parts, of application, of virtuous abilities ; like young and generous Coursers, they shake, indeed, their riling crelts; they short, they paw the ground, they pant with impatient ardoar to enter the political Course ;

and when time and experience shall have knit their nerves and - fibres, you may have the pleasure to be affured, they also will

' luljects) you desire fair play, no jockying, no crofling. 2

Which of you, having a race to run, would depend upon a (young colt, preferable to an aged horse? Which of you, hav,

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ing a match to fight, would prefer a raw tag to a tried cock? * But it is not these laudable Competicors for power and places

that do the mischief.: 12 muft declare to you the truth these to mean you, nor their country, no harm they now and then

tread on the heels of an older Minitter, and possibly wish to 9 trip him up: This does not affect the public. For what is it 1 to you and me, who does the public buliness, provided it be • well done? Whether Lord H. and Mr. F. or Lord E. and

Mr. P. write your letters and dispatches It is not these, nor fle fuch as these, that I accofeld I wish there was room for them is all ; I am sure, yoa nor I, cannot envy any political Threshers;

their brows do not sweat less than ours; their days are not pafted in greater pleasure ; nor their nights in more tranquillity

and peace. It is a set of low feribblers I complain of. wol SA He concludes with giving us to understand, that tho thus

adroit in feathering the former, he is ready to take up his Flail against the latter. So that, even in political matters, it seems, one man may plead privilege for stealing a horse, and another be Changed for only looking over the hedge. Subnou mandavad aj

III. Remarks on the late Conduct of our Fleet in the Mediterranean. In a Letter to a Member of Parliament. 8vo.

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est idg The Author expatiates on the supposed cowardice of our late Commander, or Commanders, in the Mediterranean; patheti. cally laments the ill consequences of their misbehaviour; thews the necessity of our doing itria justice upon the guilty ; cites the precedent set us in the case of Kirby and Wade; and gives a fummary of the defence made by those Captains, on their tryal, ti with the resolutions of the Court-Martial, and the exemplary exmecution of the sentence. After hinting the probability that some sfuch defence may be made by the delinquents of George the fecond's time, and the fame arguments used, that the criminals in the reign of Queen Anne had recourse to.--and pointing out the

fitness of a like conduct, on the part of a future Court-martial, I with that which was observed by the Judges who condemned Kirsby and Wade; our Remarker observes, that the people of Eng. 299 land are not so foolish and unreasonable, as to desire any punitha . ment without a fair and open trial :--but that, if this matter be

huddled up in the dark, all the powers in Europe will regard as it as a national disgrace, and will never more treat us in that 18 respectable manner they have heretofore done, - He goes on to mention fome other instances of pufillanimous b behaviour in our Officers, particularly those who so bafely fled from

a few Scotch Highlanders, in the time of the late Rebellion ; brand those who, after Braddock's defeat in America, in a fingle xl moment, were so ftruck with a pannic, or fit of cowardice, as weto blow up one hundred and fifty waggons, loaded with ammu

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this, and many other in lances of the like nature, the Author concludes, we fear with too much reason, that there must be

fome fundamental er or in the conftitation of our army and navy, and that the present manner and methods of preferment, is

extremely wrong, and has, in its own nature, a more natural • aptitude and tendency to depress than to exalt the human mind,

and to inspire them with fear and cowardice, rather than with the true principles of honour, bravery, and courage.

To evince this,'he aduces the character and behaviour of Cromwell's troops. He observes, that no Prince, no General, in the world, was ever more circumfpect in the difpofal of pre

; often remark, that "his fuccefs was chiefly owing to having a proper

set of Officers *.** In his private conversation, continues Our Author, and epiftolary correspondence with his Ofi

cers, he would be strongly inculcating to them, the extreme caré that was necessary to fill up the vacancies in the army, and recommending it, above all things, to prefer men of fober,

virtuous, and religious lives; and that his own experience had * taught him, that such men would face danger with great firm* ness and stability of mind: for that men of wicked lives, were

always horribly afraid of dying, and would fly at the first approach of danger.

Tho' our Author seems to think that our present race of Officers, both in the army and navy, are not altogether of the Cromwelian complexion; he does justice, however, to the American troops, who conquered Cape-Breton, in the laft war ; and quotes the answer made by Sir PETER WARREN to a Gentleman who told him, he did not take the place by the usual methods of powder and ball, but by Prayer and Fasting. Don't banter my praying soldiers, replied Sir Peter, I will at any time take two thousand of them, and fight them against four thousand of your God damme foldiers, and beat them also.

Our Author likewise cites the example of Lewis XIV, the Czar Peter, and Kouli Khan, to shew in what high esteem held men of true virtue and honour, and of what importance Officers of that character always proved to those Princes and States by whom they were employed; and he particularly, and strongly, recommends the observance of this rule, viz. to hang quell, and pay well. This, says he, has in all nations of the • world, ever been deemed one of thofe primary laws, without

which no nation ever did, 'nor ever will, exist long. All the disgraces that have fallen upon this poor nation of ours, for these fifty years paft, have been owing to the non-observance of . this one ancient maxim. I will grant, that in the article of

paying we have been too abundant, but in the article of banging we have been too sparing, and negligent: and unless, this

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we are all ruined. If at any time fitvshould occur, that any w criminal

, or number of criminals, fhould, in themselves,oor by their alliances or connexions, become so confiderable, that the he government has not sufficient power aud strength to bring those

criminals to try ale and punishment, it is an infallible proof of by its imbecility, and carries indubitable marks that fucha

vernment is inta declining way, and drawing towards its final to period. Butan, he gli

Do the other hand, Let us suppose.'l says chis Letter-writer, si in any government, two or three Admirals, two or three SeaL14 Captains, and two or three Land-Officers, were to be hanged & grup, I am persuaded it would be of great benefit to the contino tution of that government, ià great addition to its real trength

and stability, and would naturally tend to make it more respect. puisable at home and abroad, yea, many of our politicians go

much higher than this, and say, that the truffing up a great

and all-powerful Minister, once in fifty or a handred years, on would be of valt service, and invigorate the conftitution to a

surprising degree." 3 gwTowards his conclusion, our Author touches upon the nature

of the present rupture between Great-Britain and France, and observes, that we are not now disputing who shall be Emperor of Germany, or King of the Romans--but who shall have the do

minion of the sea ; - and that our all depends on the Event: NIV. A Bill for the better ordering of the Militia Forces, in the several Counties of that Part of Great Britain called England; absolutely necessary to be perused by all People at this Juncture, 8vo. 6d. Hookham.

This is said to be a genuine copy of the Bill that was rejected by the Lords, laft session.

V. Some short Observations on the late Militia-Bill: To Folio. 4d. Robinson.

i As a National Militia is a point at present so warmly contendbled for, and yet so far from being fixed, it is scarce to be fupposed

that any sensible expedient to settle the fluctuating opinions of the 3" public concerning it, can escape fome degree of public notice.

The Author of this little treatise, is express, that in our pre19 fent critical situation, the arming the people, by establishing a 9Militia, is undoubtedly a means of attaining the great and falu

tary end of providing for the public safety, but then he raises strong objections to the late bill for that purpose : afferts, that if

King Charles I, had been armed with such a bill, he would have carried his point; would have governed without a parliament; and our liberties would have been irrecoverably loft; - that it sets out with an absurdity, in fuppofing such a number of Officers, as were to be appointed by this bill, could be found to do the !

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