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This is apparently another arrow out of the fame quiver, (vid. Sa the foregoing article) as being founded on the fame materials

, and directed to the fame ends namely, to exculpate the Admi

and to substitute the great men in power, as far greater delinquents, in his stead. The author of this piece affects also to be da convert, like the author of the former ; and affirms no man

could be more irritated against the Admiral's conduct than he was. 2010

But then he enters much deeper into the controversy is much more minute and circumstantial in his difcuffion of every point sm which comes before him; and carries his fappofitions fit would

not be fair to call them conclufions) much farthero o fome bao

people, indeed, seem to think this treatise as much too long, as the other is too short; as that the topics, being too much wire

drawn, the whole chain is thereby proportionably weakened. esh. The truth is

, That for the fake of a second part, he has been rather a better husband of his fabject-matter, than in strictness he ought to have been ; to say nothing of frequent repetitions, which, instead of enforcing his arguments, ferve only to disgust his readers.

Having, however, 'already given some extracts out of the pieces just published, to prove the rectitude of our minitterial conduct, it is incumbent on us to adjoin a short specimen of the many strange, and it is to be hoped, unwarrantable things, here

urged againft it; and so much the more, as a total suppression »Would, now more especially, be construed into a tacit acknow.

legement, that the doing justice to one party, would be condemle nation to the other.. * Had the planners of the expedition been truly animated with

the interest of their country, why, during this preparation at

Toulon, when all England, and all Europe, was exclaiming 10 against their delay, did they continually give out to you, that

94 there was no feet preparing ac Toulons that the French had

fubo failors, nor military stores ? was cot this to be the palliating 6.5 speech to the people, to countenance their proceedings? Was *** it not to give che air of relieving St, Philips only, that the

Englih fleet fet, fail a few days before the French, and before

a certain intelligence of it was given to the public? Tho' the ww* day for leaving Toulon by the latter, muft, beyond all doubt,

be known by those who prevented its relief, in sending a feet
from hence so inferior to the undertaking.
! When the popular clamour now began to be very loud a-

gainst this fameful behaviour, were not ten thousand stories • invented, to draw off the public attention from the planners of

the expedition, and to throw it on him who commanded, and a who they concladed would miscarry? Was it not owing to a design of ill success in them, that the feet was sent out fo {mail, and that he was aflured, the French armament could • not possibly exceed seven ships, and probably would not be

more than five ? Was it not constantly asserted, that no feet

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• was ever so well manned, equipped, and powerful for the • number, as this English fleet? And that the French confifted • of old ships, not fit for service, ill manned, and worse provid• ed; whereas one moment's thought would have told them, • that a fleet, however ill-furnished with men when it left Tou'lon, must be abundantly provided with hands from two hun• dred transports, which after landing the troops and ammuni'tion, and at anchor, could very well spare two thirds of their

as to the ships being feeble, or ill fitted out, the false. • hood of that assertion is now perfectly well known, Was not

this story of great deficiency in the French fleet, propagated to

create a believe in you, that La Galliffonniere was inferior to • Mr. Byng; as the extolling the strength of our fleet, was to • make the latter appear superior ? To those fpurious accounts • of the different strength of the two fleets, was it not constantly

added, that Mr. Byng could blow the French out of the water? * With what intent could this be propagated, but to aggravate * the miscarriage of the Admiral, by creating an opinion of his

superior force, and to animate your expectations with views
of success, the more effectually to inflame your resentment
against him, when the ill news of his not-prevailing should ar-
rive, and which they must foresee?
• The citadel of Mahon being attacked, it now became the

common conversation amongst che planners of the voyage, that « the fortification could not hold out a,

a week, with a design to « lessen the surprize of its being taken ;' or if it was defended : any considerable time, to give an idea of its being well pro

vided ; does it not therefore seem evident, from the feet of England being appointed so inferior, so long delayed after it was seady, sent so late, without a soldier, but those who acted

as marines, without an hospital. Thip, fire thip, transports, or : tenders, that no battle was intended to be fought, nor St. Phi

lips relieved? But by this delay, to give time to Marshal Richlieu to take the fortification, return with his feet, and leave Mr. Byng to cruize ineffectually round Minorca.

XIII. Impartial Reflections on the Case of Mr. Byng, as stated in an Appeal to the People, &c.' and a Letter to a Member of Parliament, '8vo. Is. Hooper.

This, with due deference to the high opinion every Author entertains of himself, and his works, is but a trivial, indigested

By a ftrange fatalicy the case of Mr. Byng is come into question before its time; and such an attention has been raised to it, that almost any thing will sell, which but promises to throw any additional lights upon it. The lights communicated in this, do not, however, deserve the name of revelations :'they are such as any man of common understanding might have communicat


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eds and the file and manner of communication, is not the clearSeft that ever was made use of. Then as to the Author's impar

tiality, it confifts more in being severe on both sides, than candid ri towards either, bidow in

TTo say allin few words, thor a man may reason impartially on partial premises so far as they go, any defect in them will render

his coniment (as: to the whole of a case), defective too. Now - Mr. Byng, and his advocates, profess to have their reserves: and

thofe on the other side, have not, except by way of parenthesis,

been heard at all : so that it is reasonable to think, a man, oi who had not the market in his eye, would have chosen to post1 pone the display of his impartiality, till he was furnished with all the materials requisite for displaying it to some purpose.

MEDICAL XIV. A Dissertation on Bleeding. Shewing the necessity of it in many cases where it is generally condemned; and the usefulness of it, if taken away in small quantities; serving as a fuccedaneum to some medicine not yet discovered, or at leaft not made public, that can remove the fiziness, and blackness of the blood, without bleeding : designed for the use of patients, in order to remove the common prejudices against frequent bleeding, from which, perhaps, they may have seen some fatal instances, by bleeding in two large quantities. 8vo.

Is, Field.

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It does not appear, that this writer, has, till now, made use of any other channel, to convey bis offerings to the public, than the Magazines : in one of these, he says, he confidered the same subje&t fome years ago ; and that his labours received the approþation of • fome gentlemen of the faculty: Such a testimonial of his own merit, induced us to consult his former production ; and upon comparing that with the one before us, we find very little alteration in his system, except, that he then dealt in human blood by wholesale, and now chufes to trade in it only by retail. Inflead of taking away blood to fix or eight ounces once a week, to the amount of an hundred ounces or more, he now advises the taking only two ounces at a time, and this to be continued till all fizinets, or blackpefs, dilappears. Were we to particularize all the fingularities in this performance, we should be obliged to appropriate more pages to it than we can well spare, or than, perhaps, our Readers might approve: among these we should mention abundance of self-fufficiency, couched under the veil of affected modelty; a method of curing a passion for drams, by the help of white peas; and an extraordinary discovery, that a man of tolerable understanding cannot be made a fool of, without being first made drunk, &c. &c -- It may be somewhat doubtful whether our Author's physical, or metaphysical, knowlege, is most to be


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admired; as a specimen of the lattes, we give the following myftical definition of Natare,

• By Nature,' says he, I mean that internal, cæleftial fire, or fight, included in all material bodies fubje&t to our senses, which is carrying on the great work of purification, in all the lives and deaths, animizations, vegetations, and mineralizations, • their deftractions, reproductions, and all the changes they go • through, till this spoiled universe (spoiled by the fall of man and • angels, now confifting of four diftinct elements, contending

with each other) is restored to that one element, where all was • once united in perfect love and harmony.',

This enigmatical explanation of a subject, that did not want to be explained, pues us in mind of the following lines, in an old fong, made upon a dog-fish, that was shewn some years ago, in a boat called the Folly, upon the Thames,

And his E-ya-cu-a-ti-ons

Were made a parte-poft,
A parte post, those words so hard,

In Latin tho' I speak e'm,
Their meaning in plain English is,
He made pore Album-Gracum.

POETIC A LV XV. The Lion, the Leopard, and the Badgers. ' A Fable, ito. 6d. Cooper.

This piece is one general exception to the laws established by true criticism for the fructure of a fable. It is a political poem, meant to convince our neighbours, the Dutch, of the danger of mot joining us against the French ; but we may venture to affirm, that if the celebrated Van Haaren's apologues had not been of a very different cast, in all respects, from this performance, they would not have had the effect on his countrymen, which Voltaire attributes to them.--By the Lion, the Fabulist represents Britain ; the Leopard, ftands for France; and Holland is intended by the Badgers.--The print and paper of this pamphlet are both pretty good ; but as to the rest, we may fay with the Fox, when he found a beautiful mask, o quanta species, Cerebrum non ha

bet (a)! The poetry approaches to the doggrel. Take the following specimen.

The Lyon, however, thought it wise,
To be prepared against surprize.
He knew of old the Leopard's lure,
So takes precautions to secure,
Upon this critical occafion,
His realms from danger of invasion,
And to the Badgers now applies,
by is old and natural allies)

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18. Withy.

selves) Corn-Factors. It is a common custom with these people, ; ,


Their antient treaties to fulfil, ser

Nor doubts their power, nor left their will: 40.91 For as they were by treaty bound, ve row. Whenever that the Lyon's ground,

Was threatned, tho' by danger diftant, 2. DRSAs an ally to be affiftant ; CO He ne'er fufpected an objection, bs: t111 so gave his minifter direction,

Snerpa bug' (For royal beafts no forms passed oort, Er! But each abroad had his ambasador)

His fituation to expose, 37'3 "The preparation of his foes, DO TE ?Their fiery threats to invade his land,

kr22 The succours therefore to demand. XVI. One Thousand, Seven Hundred, and Fifty-Six. 8vo.

The Brass of ********'s profe, by the interpofition of Saturn, instead of Apollo, converted into poetical Lead.

MISCELLANEOU S. XVII. An Esay on the Rise of Corn, with fome Proposals to reduce the exorbitant Price thereof: In a Letter from a Gentleman in the Country, to a Member -of Parliament in London. 4to. 6d. Baldwin.

This Letter-writter appears to be fenfibly touched with the calamities arising from the exorbitant price of corn, and sets himself to trace out, briefly, the causes of this public grievance. Accordingly, he tells us, that it owes its birth to a combination of the Farmers, and Millers, or (as they are pleased to call themhe says, to contract for large quantities of grain to be delivered to them, without ever being exposed in the open market, as the that the poor, whose intereft it certainly is to purchase their corn, before it is ground, are prevented from being supplied : and, what is still worfe, if they apply to Farmers, at their houses, their request is rejected, it being their intereft to sell it wholesale to the Millers, or Corn-Factors, who can afford to give them an exorbitant price for the wheat, because they use no more than two thirds of that excellent grain, in what is called Sack Flour; at least in the lower-priced fortment, which is purchased by the poor. He likewise tells us, that the greater price the Miller pays for his wheat, the greater advantage he draws from the difposal of his meal. If the calculation he makes be juft, a dexterous Miller may, while wheat continues at the price it now bears, gain near forty per Cent. which, fuppofing him to make fix returns in twelve months, a fuppofition that will readily be granted, makes his profits, from a capital of a hundred pounds, amount to two handred and forty pounds per annum. In order


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