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London Evening Post (Newspaper) - April 25, 1765, London, Middlesex J' The From THURSDAY April *j, to SATURDAY ArMi 27, 1765. [Price Two-pence Hdlf-pena/ iter of the London Evening-Poft plant aettbumquc Funus ! iff* Mortis ttmfui indigniusy &c. NQttingbamJhirg^ ijSf. HIS, Mr. Primer, is a very'moving lugubrious excla-nution in one of Pliny's letters, oc-ca/ioncd by rhe death of a very valuable youngper-fon of his acquaintance ; and the dif* trrfs ii painted in that we can't more ffittingly exfwrd: accident. fcy engraving the above quota u viairo to that moft bar- of duelling; but man, who barons and cowardly cufto how poor and languid, and now mauc^uu^ *=> the comfort of words to the anguiih we feel upon this woeful occafito-j with what emphafis may ive f*y, O inexorable death ! O poor unfortunate C> � th, how wiUrikcly, how in* expreffibly feyere is thy lofs! and Afech more fo, from the very particular conjuncture in which it happened* ReaJJy, Mr. Printer, it is a monftrons thing that duelling Xhould be fo much in faihion as it is at this time j what can be the reaibn of it do you think ? Who do you imagine is to blame Upon this fub;eft, the gem^rn^n chat pra&ice this cuiloru, or the Miniflers of peace and juf* tfce, who can connive at ib execrable an affair ? Far my own part, Sir, I very heartily-condcmn the people appointed to execute our jaws ; and I MBTeaJly of opinion that they are the rftoft colpaple upnii this account j for^ is it not uni-yerfa&y "known, that our laws are extremely tenacious of our lives ? Do they not exprefs the ucmofi tleteftation ot the crirrtc of Murder, and pnnifli it with the greateft feverity?-Moft certainly: therefore we may very reafoiubiy conclude, that, bad our Magiftmes begun to exalt the puiftment doe to Murder and Duelling, as foon as the law had empowered them, this vile cuftom would have been exploded and forgotten long ago X mutt confefe^Mr. PrSittr, though 1 dueilitf, that X �6oukl have lofted.upon the height of partiality to put ^8tn Infidels, Poltroons, Cowards and Scoundrels. Sat fuppofing thflie duel lifts are Infidels, and do not reverence 'religion, ftill their infidelity won't mitigate the matter, they ftill find revenge unjuftiriable ; for, it was a maxim with one of the moft wife and valiant of the Heathen Philofophers, Tlut Murder for ail injury arifeth only from Cowardice, be-caufe he whoinflidleth ir,feareth that iiis enrtjny may live and avejige himfelfand in another place he adderh, " Thar there is nothing fo eafy as to revenge an offence, but nothing fo honourable as to pardon it." But after all this tedious epiftle, Mr. Printer, the moft effe&ual way to fupprefs this devilifh cuitom is this ; the Legislature muft forbid all (faviug military) men from wearing fwords; and a decree for this purpofe, I am certain, can be of no injury to this nation, as I am very fuse that die advantages refulting from wearing fwBrds, are far fljorr of countervailing the various mifchiefs that attend the ufe of them. How often do we fee in your valuable News Paper, Mr. Printer, chat on fuch anight a fet of young Rucks met, and got drunk at a tavern, and upon a trifling quarrel committed murder? Is not Fencing falfdy efleemed one of the firft accompUfhmenrs ? therefore it is very eafy to conceive, that a young 'Squire (who hath been with his Fencing Matter ill morning, and hath nothing ^mpretfed wpou "his barren mind, but quelon, and tfte gulph of Sr. Laurence, viz. the Gueinfey, Commodore Pallifer Thames, Horn Capt.JJercival; Niger, Sir Thomas Adams, Bart. Pearl, Cap*. Sax-ton, and Lark, Capt. Thornfon. Letters from Hamburgh advife, that a fociefy of Arts and^Sctences has been lately eftaWifhed there* under fix Dire&ors; at the opening of which, feveral experiments were exhibited, viz. a fpinning-wheei which fpunrtwo threads in the fame time that one is ufually dore in ; a machine for infallibly curing fmoaky houfes } and a model of a pump which works by wind, and can drain rivulet dry, and fill it again immediately, 8cc. Tuefday laft, being Sr.GeorgeVday, there was a numerous meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of London, at their houfe in Chancery-lane, in order toele<$ a Prefidenr, Council, and Officers of the Society* for the year enfuing^ when the folio* * hers were unammoufly chofen : cauie the laid college to be thoroughly paired, furveys and eitimateS having made for that purpofe. rebec* iM Jeweller, in the Sti Ben a cra- ofCarlifl Prefidenr. Thoma Ayliffe rejoice to ha1 fuperior (kill his no iprly ______. But let me hear the law feverely fftrbid fwords, and I will engage, that the fud-den as well as drunken quarrels -thit fo frequently conclude in murder, would be deter- pence oP* black But pray, Mr. Printer, what mighty meat have they to fupport this prevalei torn? Why the moft childifti one rhat conceived-They cell us, that Henry Baker * E% F. R. S. John Blair, D. L. L. F. R & Thomas Brand, Fl% F. R. S. Guftavus Brajider, Lfq-} F. R. S. "William Bnrrell, Efq; D. L. L. Mr. Jofiah Colebrooke, F. R S. Treafnrer. Marthew Duane, Efq; F� K. S. Andre Coftee Ducarel, D- L. L. F. R. S. Thomas Hollis, E%, F. R S. Jeremiah Milles, D. D. Dean of Exeter, F. J X P. \73Ram Norris, M. A. Secretary. James P^rfons, D. M. F. R. S. William Sotheby, Efq; Fdward Stanley, Ef I im fure it is morally wwoHrble bufteui tn:* frame wifdom and delicacy concerning they call rhem. Pray Jet me alk them, what vulgar fellow dare inftilt a gentleman ? But fuppofe be did, does not the law affift them with an ample remedy againft foch a rafcaj ? What would they have ? Will nothing bat blood expiate a man's offence againft them who perhaps has fplalh'd a white flocking as he paffed by them in the (treer, and that by accident; but fuppofe a vulgar fellow does take the wail of me, and perhaps ufes a little fcurrilous ian. guage; is it not more commendable to laugh at fuch a trifle, than murder the man, and be eternally miferable? Pray, Mr. Printer, what is your opinion in this cafe, fuppofe I call you a 7ypt it axing rafcaJ^ xviU yon murder me and go to the devil, or laugh at me and be thought a rational fellow*-Pray tell your friends in your that they may His Majefty has appointed Thomas Baker, Gem. to be an Enfign in the aSth regiment of foot, in the room of Enfign preferred j and Thomas Pringie, be an Enfign in Colonel Draper's dear company, now on duty in caftle. The following article is taken from the Harding', Gent, to indepen-Chefter- yetteiday, which they fay wasfentthemfbyanunkrrowncorrefyonden!: " A diforder has lately fpread amongft the poor unhappy Lunatics, in Bedlam, which, being a fpecresof madnefenot known before, iscaUMtheFigur'd Madnefs. What's remarkable in this diforder is, that they al- Articles*/Intelligence, gPc. from tbt Postscripts of all iiae Evening Papers of laft Thurfday. The report is again revived, that his M.\jefly will vifit his German dominions foon after his birth-day; ajid rliat lbme nectffury Reparations are now deliberating upon previous to it. It is reported that there will be fhorciy a* change in tfe Miniflry ; and it is fa Id that the Earl of Kgmont (now ferfl Lord of the Admiralty) will be appoimedone of the Secretaries of State. It is expefled ail our Britifh ftamen in fbreigit fervice will loon be ordered home by proclamation. Extrmft 9/ a letter frein a Britifh Inhabitant of Dunkirk^ Jprit 12* cl Veflerday a meflenger paffed through here, in his way from London to Varis j Be left fofhe' difjratahes at the EngKih Comrniflary's, by which it is reported, that the Englith Miniflry have mken up the caufe of Thomas Erown, a Vubliain here, in a fpiriced and proper manner. No doul.t, you have heard he and his wife were ways contrive, by fome means or other, to r"ken hY force out of their nvvn hoil,e' a1ld get a paint-pot conveyed to them, and in thrown into prifon a week ago , for what#rca- ' foil no perfon here can ce.ll, further th^n rhe concerning Murder are framed: and to Inpport m tfait thcy my kuow your feaa. jnc ihfi number ^ 0p fome fon no perfnn here can tell, further than rhe Wbat- I have faid, give me leave to mention fiut mw t am fcriou$> as X dra^to *icular part 0f their habits; and what's &
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