Wednesday, March 28, 1764

London Lloyd Evening Post

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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - March 28, 1764, London, Middlesex S EVENING POST Tol. XIV.] From WEDNESDAY, March 28, to FRIDAY, March 30, 1764. [Numb. 1048.. THURSDAY, March zg. j LONDON. ETTERS from Genoa of the 25 th ult. reprefent the affairs of Corfica to grow more and more perplexing to that ftate fince Figats has been taken ; and it is fuppofed, that feveral other places will foon fhare the fame fate, for want of pro-viJions. Capt, Hugh Pallifer, of his Majefty's fhip Guernfey, lately put in.commiSfion, is fta-tioned at Newfoundland for the protection of the fishery ; and he is alfo appointed Commander in Chief of his Majefty's fhips on that ftation. It is now faid, that Capt. Byron will have the command of a fmall fquadron for a fecret fervke, fuppofed for the Eaft Indies. It is faid, fome neceffary amendments will foon be made in the aft relating to bankrupts, a thing long complained of, and much wanted. On Monday laft there was a numerous meeting of the Gentlemen, Clergy, and Freeholders of the county of Norfolk at Norwich, to confider of a proper perfon to reprefent the faid county in Parliament, in the room of Lord Townfhend ; when Thomas De Grey, Efq; was unanimously nominated. Laft Friday came on to be tried before the Hon. Mr. Baron Perrott, and a Special Jury of Gentlemen of the county of Rutland, a caufe, wherein John. Fowler was plaintiff, and William Burton, Efq; and William Morris were defendants, being an aftion brought to determine rhe right of a Freebord, claimed by the defendant Burton on the eftate of the Earl of Harborough; when the jury (after a trial which lafted the whole day; without going out of Court, brought in a verdict for the plaintiff. Yefterday in the afternoon a young man, a one-armed news-carrier, ran round the Upper Middle Moorfields, with a coach hind whee.1,, eleven times in an hour, for a wager of four guineas, which he performed in five minutes Tefs. ExtraB of a letter from Ram/gale, March 20. " A very extraordinary affair happened yefterday: as I was walkingfrom Ramfgate to Pigwell, along a chalk-clift 70 feet high, on the Surface of which was a corn-field and ploughmen at work ; about 20 yards in length and five yards in.breadth of the clift gave way, and fell into the fea: after which, feveral of us went underneath, at low-water-mark,when we obferved feven graves dug twelve feet deep in the chalk ; fome bones were found, and a great number of bricks, as if fome chapel had been formerly there, but the oldeft people here remember nothing of any building, it being always a corn-field, till the fea encroached fo much on the land, which it has done more this winter than for ten years before : an old Captain of this place has pro-pofed to go and dig, in hopes of discovering fome money, which he fufpefts may be hid ; but I am more apt to believe they have been the graves of fome drowned men, as no pieces of coffins are to be feen, rather than the graves of our Englilh-Saxon ancestors, as the Captain imagines.." On Thurfday evening one of the men who was at work upon the Starlings of London-bridge, unfortunately fell into the Thames, and was drowned. Yefteiday a fign in Carnhill fell down upon a Gentleman's head paling along, and wounded him in a very dangerous manner. As many idle and disorderly fellows are at this time in the refpeftive county gaols, it might be of public utility, were all fuch as are fit and able^men taken out and obliged to go abroad in the Eaft-India Company's fervice, where, at this critical feafon, they- would, be of great ufe, and be thereby prevented from coming to that untimely end, which by their flaying in England will probably be the con-fequence. A gang about town,.appearmgweII-dreSTed, who go by the name of Distributers, have lately made it their practice to call at Gentlemen's honfes and tradefmen's Shops, under pretence of distributing hand-bills of entertainment ; and whilst the receiver of thefe bills is bufy in reading and attending to the fuppofed fcanda|jagainft fome known performs character, and 'joining in the laugh, which the Distributer raifes, he fuddenly takes his leave, with a low congee, or bow ; moving off with what he finds molt convenient for his purpofe. .. Several Gentlemen and tradefmen about town, have loft many things of value by this new craft ofthe Distributers of hand-bills. Yefterday a failor, who goes by the name of Boatfwain, was apprehended by a warrant from Sir John Fielding, for being concerned in divers robberies in and about town. The proper people fent out to look after him, obferved him firft at Tyburn, attending the execution of the malefactors, and pur/ued him all the way to Black-Mary's-Hole, where they took him. He is committed to New Prifon for examination. Badc'enbam, Feb. 1764 \X7'E whofe Names are hereunto T * fubferibed, Sufferers by Fire, at Haddenham, in the County of Bucks, do hereby return our grateful Thanks to our kind Benefaftors, by wbofe charitable Benevolence we have received Seventeen Sh.liings and four-pence Three Farthings in the Pound for our re-fpeclive Lodes. We alio return Thanks 10 the Truftees of the Brief, who have conH.artly attended at their own Expence to nuke the feveral Divder.ds. Ami we Ike vvife returrt Thanks to Meffrs.Byrd, Hall, and Stevenfon, of Stafford, for their fpee,:v Care in laying and ciHeeling the faid Brief; and forthej"<t rid fair Accounts they have made, and given 'o our Truftees, who hive :'nc!)) compared fuch Accounts with every fjn�le Copy of the faid Brief. John Cla k Edmund Phebee Anne Greenwood John Clark Smith Richard Shirley Jofeph Kackfhaw Thomas Piddir,gton Edmund Warland RobertEaft forielf 3nd Mo-John Speed [ther Benjamin Ewttaie John Jarvis Richard Cox Rebecca Hammond Samuel Morley Fr.nce? Holt Eclmund Friday James Richmond G. vv ..'ftExecuf-r to] Birch Rd Verefor fcif and'Mother John V/ilfon Wiiliarn Wrriht Thomas Franklin Benjamin PI. xerd John Cooper Thomas IVtafkham. Ed vard Horfemsn Mary Chrk [Reynolds Sarah J?fTery, for Mary Henry ^Varl'and Frances Parker Daniel Moor Fran. Colmridge MaryChapman for herScn. FortbeEvn'OK s/Xloyd'sEveningPost. Sir, AS we are now juft upon the eve of the Solar Eclipfe, which will happen on Sunday morning next, when 6h'e fac.e of the Sun will be almoft totally obfeured, arid happening to fee a paragraph in one of our Daily Papers, in which fuch a defcription is given of it, as feems. calculated to raife gloomy apprehensions in the minds of fuch perfons who are ignorant of the true caufesof fuch events, which1 proceed from nothing more than the natural revolutions of the heavenly bodies at certain periods of time; in order, therefore, to remove any fuch impreSfioris from the minds of fome perfons who may be affectedbyit, I have here fent you fome extracts out of the works of the, famous Fontenelle, (whom qur Dryden, in one of his Prefaces, is pleafed to call.thg-Living Glory of the French',) in wjhicrr fo' plain and eafy a Solution of Eclipfes is given, as is, I think, obvious to any common capacity. But, in order that it may appear Still more plain, I Shall firft, tranferibe what that Author has faid'upon the''Full and Change of the Moon, and the different appearances of that Luminary ; which will'greatly elucidate, and be a means of more eafily comprehending,-the Theory of Eclipfes. "In order, therefore, to that end, let us, (fays he,) imagine the Sun and Moon to be fufpended in the Heavens; then, as it is evident that the Sun always enlightens one half of any body that is round, upon which he fully darts his beams, fo it confequently follows, that the other part of that body mull be in the Shadow; there is then one half of the Earth, and one half of the Moon, which is' enlightened by the Sun ; and one half which-is not; that half, therefore, which is enlightened is day, and the other, .which is not, is night. Obferve alfo, that' as a ball has lefs force after it has been Struck againft a wall, and rebounds to the other fide, fo is light weakened when it is reflected. The pale light which comes to us from the Moon, is the real light of the Sun, but as it cannot come to us from the Moon, but by reflexion, it lofes much of the force and luftre it had, when it came directly from the Sun upon the Moon ; and that bright light, which Shines directly upon us from the Sun, and which the Earth , reflects upon the Moon, is as weak and pale when it arrives there ; fo that the light which appears to us in the Moon, and enlightens our nights, is that part of the Mcon which has day; and that part of theEarth which has day, when it is oppofite to that part of the Moon which has night, gives light to it. At the beginning of the month we do not fee the Moon, becaufe She is between the Sun and us ; that half of her which is day being turned towards rhe Sun, and that half which is night being turned towards us; we cannot then fee it, becaufe it has no light upon it; but that half cf the Moon which has night,, being turned to that part of the Earth which has day, is enlightened by the Earth, without our perceiving it; and were the Moon inhabited, we Should appear to them, juft as the Full Moon does to us; but the Moon, corning from under the Sun, begins to turn towards cs, a little corner of that half which is light, and which [Price Two-pence Halfpenny.-]

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