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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - January 10, 1746, London, Middlesex The N V At E. *Sfc|. SATURDAY, January 10, 1746-7- Dd who had almoft utterly abolifh'd the Tefts and the Penal Laws among them ; I fay, it was a wonder he had {b few real Friends in that Kingdom. This fhews, t^tat Fear and Intereft are the two great Hinges upon which all Mens Actions turn ; and that it behoves a Prince to be greatly virtuous, to allure himfelf, that his Perfon is better belov'd than his Favours. 'Tis true, there are no Men that can more eauly caufe themfelves to be beloved, than they who are able to do a great deal of good. But as it is more eafy to be liberal, than to vanquifh a Man's Paffions, and to have the Lommand cf Jewels, than to gain Hearts by Ways of Sweetnefs and Infinuation, it ufuaily happens, that great Men neglect to cultivate their natural Qualities, and that having none about them but Mercenary Souls, that ruin them by their Flatteries, they find themfelves in a moft forlorn Solitude, when-ever they come to be defer, ted by Fortune. Had Great-Britain been divided, or had the Forces of both Kingdoms been equal, and had it been doubtful which way the Convention would have inclin'd ; there needed no more than to have read the Letters from the two Competitors, to have given a fhrewd and probable Conjecture. The one began with an obliging Return of Thanks for the Affection rtey had fhewn him, and the Services they had done him ; and wrote to them in a civil and familiar Style, as one Friend writes to another. The other in the flrft I�ine� reproached tbem for meeting; under the Vfurped Authority of the Prince of Orange ; to which he added, that neverthelefs he thought fit to let tbem underfiand, &c. King William fat before thrm the Promifes which the greateft among them had made him, the Defence of their Religion, their Laws and Liberties, th� Peace and Union of the Two Kingdoms. King James admonifhed them, that they were to confider that he had Recourfe to them in his Misfortunes, and therefore were to aid him fn his Necef-fities, and fhew themfelvtt true Scotchmen. K. tVUljam wrote from his Court, in the midft of a People that ador'd him, anil of a Parliament that prevented him in his Requests, and made his Returns, in grateful Promifes to do what lay in his Power for the Eftablifliment of the Re-farm'd"Religion, and foj* the Peace and Repofe of the Two Nations. The other, not confidering that he was an Flxile, a Penfioner of France, and that he wrote from on board the St. Micbail, promifed that in cafe they would declare for him, he would fend them fuch powerful A distance, that they flrould be in a proper Condition to expel the Enemy, and reconquer England i As much as to iay, That they were to engage in a Civil War, merely for his Sake. So that if we may judge of Prince*� as of other Men, by their Words and Writings, it was eafy at the very Time to affirm, without any Fear of being deceiv'd'i that the People of Great-Britain could Iofe nothing by the Change. London. Laft Night the Ceremony of Twelfth Night wa* ob-ferved at Court, when his Majefty the Prince and Princefs of Wales, the Dulce of Cumberland, and the Princefs Amelia, with feveral of the Nobility, played at Hazard for the BerTefit of the Groorn-Porten After which there was a Ball for the Lords and Ladies of the Court, which was opehed by their Royal Highnef-fes the Prince and Princefs of Wales. His Royal Highnefs the Duke danced with Princefs Augufta, His Majefty retired about Eleven, and the Ball broke up about One. Laft Night feveral Members of Parliament arrived in Town from their Country Seat.', in order to attend the Service of the Honourable Houfe of Commons, which meets on Monday next. Admiral Anfon is daily expected at Plymouth, hlsCfaiise being expired t and we are inform'd that he will be relieved by a ftrong Squadron, under the Command of ?om-moc'ore Befcawen. Ycfterday the Right Hon. the Lords of the Admiralty acq'Jcint."d the Merchant?, that.a Convoy is appointed for Jamaica, which will probably fail in about a Fortnight's Time. We hear, that Commodore Smith, who is appointed C01r.t11ar.der in ChVf of his Majefty's Ships of War at Jamaica, will go over with the above Convoy. On Wednefday^ the Surprize Man of War r.nd Jamaica Sloop tr. led from Portland Road on a Cruize; and foor. after fevcr-1 ujos were hear-J to the Eaftward of that Place, which made it corjeitur'd they had fallen in with one of the large French Privateers that have lately in� fefttd our Coart. We hear, by the laft Letters from Harwich, that the Packet Boats were ftiii un this fide. By Letters from Cork We are informed, that the Tfttn-fports with the Troops, that were on the Expedition td Quiberon, will be ready to fail from thencc-for England, in a few Days. And his Majefty's Ship the Centaur was daily expected at that Port, being appointed Convoy tc the Victualling Ships that have lain there forae time, bound to the Weit-Ihdies. A Number of MatrofTes are ordered to hold themfelves in ready to embark from Woolwich for Flanders. Yefterday the Lords Commiffioners and others for the Affairs of Chelfea College, met in Killigrew Court, Scot-lar.d-Yard, and examined a great Number of fuper-anflu-ated Invalids worn out in the Service of the Crown, out of which upwards of 40 were admitted into the OutPenfion of the faid College. They write from Dublin, that the Race-Horfe of Park-gate, which was (aid to have been loft on the Welfh Coaft in the late Storm, was fafely arrived in that Harbour. On Wednefday died, at her Lodgings in Audley-ftreet near Grofvenor-fquare, in the 76th Year of her Age, Mrs. Davis, a Widow Gentlewoman from Shrewfbury, and l�ft a great Part of her Fortune to Charitable Ufes. On Monday next begins the General Quarter Seffions of the Peace for the County of Middlefex at HicksVHall. On Wednefday next for the City of London, at Guild-Hall. And On the Friday following at the Old-Baily: On Wednefday Evening as Mr. Graham, a Farrier, was returning to Town from Chelfea, he was attack'd ^ ne4r Pimlico by four Huffians> who be^t and abus'd him; and robb'd him of 9 s. and fome Half-pence. ExtraS of a Letter from Whitehaven-, Dec. 31. ' Laft Night the Eve of his Royal Highnefs's entering ' Carlifle, feveral of the young Gentlemen in this Town * met in Order to commemorate that Glorious Event, * when they enter'd into an Affociation tinder the Name ' and Title of Wi t liamites, and wore Badges in Ho- * nour of their Order, and of the Royal Duke their Guar-' diaaand Protector.' IRELAND. Dublin, Die *B. Sit Marmaduke ./Wy vR, Bart. Ppft-Matter General of the Kingdom of" Ireland, Has been pleafed to appoint EdwaTd Martin, Efq; Acccuntant-General of the General Pott-Office, �n the room of Mr. Power, deceas'8. . On Thurfday laft the Right Hon. General Parker; Commander in Chief of the Forces oh this EftablHhmenr; Bridges Baldwin* Efqj and his L,ady> arrived herefrom England in the Yatch. The Rigjii Hon. the Lady Athunry, has been for foale Days paft ill of a Fever, but is now pat of all Danger j to the great Satisfaction of her Acquaintance. . p Sunday Morning Isfft died Mrs. Keh'rtanj Wife of Mh George Kennan, of Afhtovvn in the County of Dublin, a young Lady of an exceeding good Character and, her Death is greatly-lamented. Same Mght died after a few Days Illneft of a Fever4' the Rev. Mb. Anyon Challoner* Curate of Rathfarnham He was a Gentleman much Efteem'd by all his Acquaintance, and his Dtath is much lamented. Laft Sunday died Of a Fever) at his Houfe in, C*ple-Streer, James Arbbchle, M.D. a very eminent Phyfician and Man-midwife, regretted by all degrees of People i His Widow now lies fj ill of the fame Dirkmpcr as to afford little Hopes of Recovery. And this Morning his Corpfe Was privately interr'd at St. Michan's. Laft Week the Rev. Richard Pococke, L.L.D. Archdeacon of the Diocefc of Dublin, appointed Richard Jackfon, L.L.D. his Official and Cornmiflary in the faid Diocefe. Laft Tuefday Sir John Rawdon, B.irr. whs manic J ::j the Hon. Mifs Hill, Sifter to the Right Hon. the LoH Hil'-fborough. Saturday laft the Lady Molefworth, was fafely ueliver'J �f a Daughter. Thurfday Night laft a Gang of Fellows, armen w::r CIub* Lloyd's Coffbs-Hovss, vn Lombard-Street- ;