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so highly interested ; and concluded by ly and ably, and endeavoured to answer a succession of very pointed and severe every thing that had been offered on the animadversions,
other Gide. Mr. Hartley (a new member) spoke Besides the above, Mr. Drake, and next, and entered pretty fully into the one or two other Gentlemen spoke in the contents of the speech and address, and debate. urged strongly the necessity of Lord John The question being put, at about half Cavendish's proposed amendment. after ten, the house divided; Col. Barre was very able on the same For the amendment,
73 side. He was of the same opinion with Against it,
264 Gov. Johnstone. He said, the scheme of reducing the Colonies by force, was wild, Majority against the amendment, 191 incoherent, and impracticable; and though And the question for the address being it were not, that dominion supported by then put, it pailed of course in the affirforce would answer no end whatever. He mative, said, a report prevailed, that general The house then appointed a committee Gage was shortly to be recalled, but of privileges to meet on Friday next the thai would signify nothing; for send whom 16 inft. at seven in the evening in the you may, send a second, recal him, and Speaker's chamber; and to fit every fend a third, says he, it will be all to no Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the effectual or substantial purpose.
afternoon ; to take into consideration all Sir George Macartney answered the such matters as shall come in question, colonel, and spoke with facility and pre- touching privileges ; and to report their cision. He was against the amendment, proceedings, with their opinion thereon, and in general for fpirited measures. to the house from time to time. After
Lord Carmarthen entered fully into which the house came to the following the contents of the proposed amendment, resolutions. and dwelt much on the spirit of sedition, 1. That no peer of this realm hath turbulence and rebellion, which had ma- any right to give his vote in the election nifested itself from one end to the other of any member to serve in parliament. of the American continent.
2. That where this house Mall judge Sir William Mayne declared himself any petition touching elections to be friunconnected with either side of the house; volous and vexatious, the house will orsaid, his mind was unbiassed, and his der satisfaction to be made to the perion conduct ihould be unfettered; that on the petitioned against. present occasion he was against the 3. That if it shall appear that any amendment, but reserved his opinion till person hath procured himself to be electthe question, and the information necef- ed or returned a member of this house, sary to discuss and determine on it, came or endeavoured so to be, by bribery or properly before the house. He was heard any other corrupt practices, bis thouse with great attention, and general appro- will proceed with the utmost severity bation.
against such person. General Smith was of the same opini 4. That if it shall appear that any on, oblerving, that the present was no person hath been tampering with any proper time to take so great and impor: witness in respect of his evidence to iani a question into consideration; and be given to this house, or any comthat his being now againīt the amendment, mittee thereof, or directly or indirectly would not hereafter preclude him froin hath endeavoured to deter or hinder any giving his thoughts freely, when the person from appearing, orgiving evidence, matter came before the house in another the fame is declared to be a high crime form.
and misdemeanor; and this house will Mr.T. Townshend was for the amend- proceed with the utmost feverity against ment, and was very severe on the gene- fuch offender. ral conduct of adminiftration.
5. That if it shall appear that any Mr. Burke put the house into great perfon hath given falfe evidence, in any good humour, but seemed willing to avoid case, before this house, or any committee the real merits. He was for the amend- thereof, this houfe will proceed with the ment.
utmost severity against such offender, Mr. Van spoke frongly for the most 6. That it is a high infringement of firm and decisive measures."
the liberties and privileges of the ComMr. Solicitor General fpoke very ful- mons of Great Britian, for any lord of
parliament, or any Lord Lieutenant of return for the borough of Milburn Porf, any county, to concern themselves in the which was received, and after a short deelection of members to serve for the com- bate ordered to be heard on Tuesday the mons in parliament.
20th inft. 7. That in all cases of controverted The next petition brought up was from elections for counties in England and Peter Delme, Esq; and another from seWales, the petitioners do, by themselves veral freeholders of Morpeth, complainor any other agents, within a convenient ing of a riotous mob having forced the time to be appointed by the house, deliver returning officer to declare Francis Eyre, to the sitting members, or their agents, lists Efq; of Surry-street, London, duly eof the persons intended by the petitioners lected. After the petition was read, to objected to, who voted for the fitting Mr. Eyre, in his place, rofe and entermembers, giving, in the said lifts, the ed into a vindication of himself, and with several heads of objection, and distin- great vehemence arraigned the conduct of guishing the same against the names of the late parliament for having declared the voters excepted io ; and that the site him unduly returned when he was a canting members do, by themselves, or by didate for the same place seven years their agents, within the said time, de- lince; he called it an arbitrary, unjust liver the like lists on their part, to the decision, which would leave an eternal petitioners or their agents.
stain upon their proceedings ; said, that Tuesday, December 6. The Speaker the affair of the Middlesex election, peotook the chair at two o'clock, and after ple were divided upon; but with respect three or four members were sworn, he to his election being set aside, every one tarted a difficulty, and desired the af was convinced of the injustice of it: that fittance of the house to reconcile the the constitution was wounded through his standing order, which is made at the sides, but he was happy in the full assuopening of every session of parliament, rance that the glorious bill for regulating that no petition for a double or undue re- elections, called Mr. Grenville's bill, the turn shall be received, if not presented palladium of British liberty, would newithin fourteen days after the meeting of ver have been passed, if it had not been parliament: and that part of the act for for this unjust decision against him. The regulating controverted elections, which Speaker then with great candour, inexpressly orders that whenever a petition treated that gentlemen, against whom is received, it Thall be read, and a day petitions were presented, would confine appointed for hearing it. Mr. Cornwall themselves for the future to such points rose, and endeavoured 10 reconcile the alone as were regularly before the house, act, by vesting a power in the house to which were only to receive or reject receive or rejet a petition in the first in them; and, in the former case one to Aance.
appoint a day for hearing them. The This produced a strong debate, ex- above petition was ordered to be heard tremely well supported on the popular on Tuesday the 24th of January next. Hide by Mr. Dunning, Mr. Solicitor Ge
The Speaker again addressed himse's veral, Mr. Burke, and Mr. Eyre; and to the house, and fated the very disaon the other by Mr. Attorney General, greeable situation he food in respecting Mr. Fox, and Mr. Rigby, in which the these veral petitions which were that inwhole merits of the bill were canvassed fant ready to be presented; and how very and fully considered. Mr. Dunning, in irksome it must be to him to be applied to particular, exerted himself with uncom- by several gentlemen at once : and in mon address and ability, and at length short, that he Nhould not know how 10 made a motion, which was carried with- act without their assistance, left he should out a division, that whenever any peti- be charged with partiality, or be fufrion, complaining of a double or undue pected of a predilection for one in prereturn, ihould be presented to the house, ference to another. that the same thould be received and Mr. Fuller now moved, that the names read by the clerk, without any question of the counties, cities, &c. concerning being put thereon, according to the con- which petitions were presented, should be tiruction of the act for determining con- written upon flips of paper and put into troverted elections.
a glass, and be drawn out by the clerk ; This business took nearly three hours and that the petitions referring to the in discusling. Mr. Dundas then brought names successively drawn out thould p a petition, complaining of a double have the preference in being firkt heard.
sex. It is the strongest armour that wo A woman vell accomplished is as a star men have from nature when they can ma with five rays,or as a jewel with five va• nage their spirits with discretion, and go luable pearls, Devotion, Modelty, Chafa vern their affairs by sweet and peaceable tity, Discretion, and Charity ; such woways: they then astonish the most con men are of an heroical composition, they fident, difarm the tłouteft, and uiumph seem to have been moulded upon the coover all oppositions.
leitial globe by the hands of angels, so Some writers have expressed great aver- engaging is their deportment, so rare their fion to what constitutes, in some degree, virtues, and their price so invaluable : the character of the gayeit part of man- they are in their houses as the sun in his kind, and seem to have regarded an ex
orb. He that attempts to represent their actness in the composition of a fine gar- worth, should he draw out all the diament, as a disgrace to the understanding monds which lie in the centre of the of those who wear it. In opposition to earth, he would rather find insufficiency them, I consider elegance in dress as the in his enterprize than want of merit in characteristic of merit, and conducive the subject. to the advancement of it.
Such a woman, however bedecked with All nations have agreed to distinguish external ornaments, the beauties of mind their several ranks of inbabitants by their and person reflect agreeableness upon respective habits. In proportion to the whatever the wears, the easiness and sponmerit of particular persons, ornaments of taneous grace is displayed, and often bethis kind have been accumulated; yet comes a Inare for the ugly, who, not adhave they in themselves nothing valuable vercing that they cannot iteal her beauor attracting, but derive their beauty ties with her dress, preposterously run or ridicule from their relation to the par- into it, and by a false and wrong-judged ty they are designed for. Whenever we conduct in adopting what they canot see ornaments either ill sorted or prepof- become, render themselves objects of riterously glaring, we are apt to pronounce dicule, nay often of contempt. them the adornments of ignorance and
Naiure cannot be surpassed by art, who folly; and insensibly judge the lodgings many times disdaining that she is
provoill furnished, where the windows and ked, by how much more the greater force doors are so daubed and inverted. It The is pressed and covered, by so much should therefore seem no difficulty to ac
the more the riseth up and sewerh hercount for oddities in dress from fingulari- self: the natural deformities of the body ties in temper, and reciprocally explain cannot be altered by sumptuous attire, natural dispositions from a comment on
but makes it either more evident to the outside.
be seen, or more readily to be suspected. A woman well dressed, conscious of Remarkable Instances of Longevity. Exbeing more welcome to the eyes of the
tracted from Sir William Temple's ESworld, becomes naturally so to herself, and is excited to a spirit suitable to the
say on Health and long Life. character she assumes. Upon this account VINCE health is the first of all bleiThe is obliged to exert herself, and from fings, and the very source of all an ambition of pleasing those she conver- pleasure, it is no wonder, that the ableit les with, displays the merit Me is poffef- pens have been employed, to discover the led of, and daily makes new acquilitions. regions where it grows, the springs that As there will be always some connexion feed it, and the customs and methods hy between the heart and the countenance of which it is best cultivated and preserve.i. women, so will there be a resemblance For the honour of our climate, it has between their dress and behaviour. In been observed by ancient authors, that proportion as a womangrows diffolute or the Britons were longer-lived than any abandoned, a due attention to exterior other mution to them known; and in niodecency will be disregarded. This will dern times, there have been more and be more manifeft, it we give ourselves grcater examples of this kind than in any the trouble of recollecting any examples other countries in Europe. notorious for a neglect of the one, which The story of old Parr is a well kno'v12 we shall generally find alike defective in fact: he was brought out of Derbifh. ; the other. Indeed, the word Habit is by to the court in the time of King Charius a strong metaphor applied to virtues and the First, and lived to a hundred and tiis vices, as if the culture of the mind was ty-three years of age; and might have
infanarable from the othehody
change of country air and diet for that dred and twelve; whereof the woman of the town had not carried him off, per- had passed her life in service, and the haps untimely at that very age:
man in common labour, till he grew old, The countess of Desmond is another and fell upon the parish. But I met with striking instance of this kind. She was one who had gone a much greater length: daughter of the Fitzgeralds of Drumana, it was a man who begged his bread, and in the county of Waterford ; and marri- was a hundred and twenty-four years old. ed, in the reign of Edward IV. James, He told me, that he had been a soldier in fourteenth earl of Desmond; was in Eng- the Cales voyage under the earl of Efland in the same reign, and danced at sex, of which he gave me a sensible accourt with his brother Richard, then duke count; that after his return he fell 10 laof Gloucester. She was then a widow; bour in his own parish; that he continufor Sir Walter Raleigh says they held her ed to work till a hundred and twelve, jointure from all the earls of Desmond since when he broke one of his ribs by a fall ihat time. She lived to the age of some from a cart, and being thereby disabled, years above a hundred and forty, and he fell to beg. His food was generally died in the reign of James I. It appears, milk, bread, and cheese; his liquor was that the retained her full vigour in a very procured him from the best spring in the advanced time of life ; for the ruin of the parish. He had a neighbour, who was house of Desmond reduced her to po. three years older than himself, and had verty, and obliged her to take a journey been his fellow-soldier at Cales; but he quite from Briitol to London, to solicit had been in a good service, and had fomerelief from the court, at a time she was thing to live on now he was old." above a hundred and forty. She also Sir William mentions a few other intwice or thrice renewed her teeth; for stances of longevity; but these we must Lord Bacon assures us, in his History of omit for the present, and shall therefore her Life and Death, ter fer vices dentiile ; conclude with observing, that “ the first and in his Natural History mentions, that principle of health and long life is deThe did dentire twice or thrice, cafting rived from the strength of our race or her old teeth, and others coming in their our birth, which gave occasion to that place.
saying, Gaudeant bene nati: let them reSome time in the reign of King James, joice that are happily born. Accidents are a morrice-dance was exhibited in Here- not in our power to govern: so that the fordshire, conlisting of twelve persons, best cares or provisions for life and health, whose ages, added together, amounted that are left us, consist in the discreet to twelve hundred years. It is not so and temperate government of diet and much that so many, in one small county exercise ; in both which all excess is to Thould live to that age, as they should be be avoided, especially in the common use in vigour and in humour to travel and to of wine ; whereof the first glass must dance.
pass for health, the second for good hu“ I have in my life (says Sir William mour, the third for our friends, but the Temple) met with two of above a hun- fourth is for our eneinies.”
POETRY. The following Lines were found in the Pocket-Book of the late
Lord Lovatt, after his decease.
The Hanoverian part
The Stewarts party here,
figure their own countrymen make there, company to three other lovers, who
In mentioning his intrigues in Paris, meitic economy, she proved a very fer-
was going to his feat in the isle of ThaWe shall not proceed with him at pre- net. They both put in about the same, sent any farther upon his travels, but, time at the pott-house, which being ex-, like a judicious and faithful tutor, con- tremely full of company, it was absoluteduct him back to England, greatly im- ly necessary that his lordship and Mrs. proved by his tutor, and, as Swift had E -r should be thewn into the fame predicted, an ornament to bis country.
His lordship was without any, He soon obtained a seat in parliament; company upon his journey, and Mrs. but as he was no party-man, and applaud- F - had with her one of those ea.. ed every good measure that was taken, sy, agreeable companions, who assent to though produced even by a minifter, he every thing, and have no opinions of scarce ever engaged in debates in the their own, because they travel at the exHouse, but preferred retirement to the pence of their friend. It was dinner time, noise and turbulence of St. Stephen's and they all expressed a desire of eating,
when his lordhip politely invited the laHe had a short acquaintance with the dies to partake of his repart, as there celebrated fignora Campni, which was a fcarcity of provisions in the house, was occasioned by his lordship's presenting and they might be detained a conliderher with her bracelet that had fallen able time before their dinner would be from her arm at Ranelagh. He did this ready. The invitation was accepted, in so polite a manner, accompanied with and a very agreeable conversation ensufuch a flattering address, that he was in- ed, in which Mrs. For displayed vited to tea with this celebrated Italian great vivacity and some satire, in deli
bild Thorofarfod her