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Tuesday, June 26.

Yesterday came on at Guild!.all the elec lion of city officers for the year ensuing, when John Lloyd and Charles Eastwick, ifqrs.; citizens and distillers, were elected flienffs; Mr. John Sheweu\ distiller, and Mr. John Claik, stationer, were elected bridge masters; Messrs. Isaac Perry, turner, Robert Ruity, joiner John Pace, innbolder, and William Faulkner, cutler, were elected aleconners; and Thomas Smith, Edward Ingram, Boyce Free, and B ass Crolbey, Esqrs. were elected auditorsof the city and bridge-house accounts. ..There have been 18001. paid into the chamber of London, by the fines of the seven gentlemen whcm{wit!i the two that are now elected) the piesent lord mayor nominated to the office of stieiiff of this city and «oupty of Middlesex.

Yesterday evening the fourteen journeymen printers, who some time since obtained a verdict against the king's messengers, for false imprisonment, received their money of Messrs. Cirrington and Blackmore, two of the said messengers, in manner following; thirteen of them who had 2-00 1. costs, and damages, received no I. each, and one of them, who h.id 3001, decreed him, received 170I. and to pay their attorney.

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List of Births. fp H E lady of Samuel Mar fli, Esq; os a : daughter, at his house in Baswghalistreet.

Mary Baxter, a basket-woman in ClareMarket, whose husband is a soldier, of three girls, who, with their mother, a;o all likely to live. The fame woman was delivered of two children about iz months

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List of M«>ntActs. T) I hard Philips, Esq; son os Sir John Philips, Bart, to miss Philips, a leiation of that gentleman.

Mr. Samuel Bewley, of Newcastle, merchant, to miss Dodfhon, of Coundon, with a fortune of 80001.

John Rawlins, Esq, os Hoxton, to Mrs. Fitzgerald, of the fame place, . Cuthbert Shafto, of Tockerton in Northumberland, Esq; 10 miss Sally Ingram, of York.

Mr. Ingram, son of Mr. Ingram, surgeon, of Arundel-street in the Strand, to mist Bird.

Lady Charlotte Wentworth, by a special licence, to Milbanke, Esq; a near reT

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lation of Sir Ralph Milbanke, Bart.

Robert Martin, Esq; an alderman of Worcester, and one of his majesty's justices of the peace, to miss Penrice, of that city.

The right hon. lord Girlies, son of the earl of Galloway, to uv.ss Dash wood, daughter of Sir James Dashwood, Bart.

Sir James Lake, of Edmonton, to miss fcrowther, of Bow.

The rev. Mr. Hutton of Beetbom, 10miss Fox, of Liverpoole.

Mr. Abraham Levesque, silk-weaver, of Thomas street, near Beihnal Green, aged 66, to a lady of 21.

The hon major Rochfort, second son to the earl of Belvedere, to miss Mervyn, with a fortune of zooo I. per ann.

The hon. mis» Mary Walpole, daughter to the right hon. Horaiio, late lord Walpole, to Maurice Suckling, Esq;

Mr. John Taylor, of Purlweli Hall in Yoikshire, to miss Hainswoith, eldest daughter of Mr. Timothy Hainsworth, an eminent woolstapler and shalloon-maker at Halifax.

List Os DlATH-J.

T ADY Harry Pawlett, wise to Lord Harry Pawlett.

Mrs. Fiances Wilkinson, a maiden lady.

Mi. Christopher Watford, an eminent silk dyer, in White-Row, Spitalfielda. ,

The lady of Sir Richard Hilton, Bart, of Hilton-Hall, in the county of York.

Captain William Cooke, late in the India service.

Mrs. Mompesscm, wife of colsnel John Mompeison, and daughter of the late admiral Williams.

Lady Smith, wife of Sir Edward Smith, Bart.

Mr. Shepherd, clerk of Keweate-markct for 30 years past.

Mr. John Smart, one of the proctors of the Arches court of Canterbury.

Harry Norris, Esq; vice-admiral of bit majesty's fleer.

Felix Feast, Esq; brewer, in the City Ne*v Road.'

James Tilson, Esq; his majesty's consul at Cadiz.

The right hon. Sir John Philips, Bart, iord heu.enant andcustns rotutorum of tbe county of Pembroke, member for the said county, and one of his majesty's most boa. privy council.

Mr. Abraham Carter, master of the Bio* Posts, in Russel-strcet, Covent Garden.

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For JULY, 1764.

ESSAY «» B A S H F U L N E S S,

jHf^^GJ""^ Ashfulness, or the im^ ^ becillity with which

B ^ the presence of a fa ^ numerous assembly

5KL>DS(iicJM{ freezes the faculties, and the inability to exert the natural powers, or display the acquisitions of learning in the presence of those whose character produces any uncommon desire of their approbation, is particularly incident to the studious part of mankind; to those whom f heir education necessarily secludes in their ear. lier years from mingled converse; whoj at trfeir dismission from schools and academies, are plunged at once into the tumult of the world, and, coming forth from the gloom of solitude, are overpowered by the blaze; of public life.

It is perhaps kindly provided by nature, that , as the feathers and strength of a bird grow together, and her wings are not completed till she is able to fly; so some proportion stiould be preserved between

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our judgment and our courage; that the precipitation of inexperience should be restrained by shame, a;i(l that we should remain shackled by timidity, till we have learned how to speak and act with propriety.

I believe few men can review the days of their youth, without recollecting many temptations, which their shame, r-ther than their virtue, enabled them to resist; and many opinions, which, however hastily conceived and negligently examined, however erroneous iti their principles and dangerous in their consequences, they have a thousand times panted to advance at the hazard of contempt and hatred ; buc found themselves irresistibly depressed, amidst their eagerness for contest 3nd confidence of victory, by a sudden languor or anxiety, which seized upon them at the moment of utterance, and still gathered new strength from their endeavours to resist it.

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ance keeps an even pace with ability; and that the fear of miscarriage, which hinders our first attempts, is gradually dissipated as our skill advances towards certainty of success. That bafhfulness therelore which prevents disgrace,, that short and temporary shame which secures us from the danger of lasting reproach, cannot be properly counted among our misfortunes.

Bafhtulnefs, however it may incommode for a moment, scarcely ever products any evils of long continuance. It may flush the cheek, flutter in the ht-rirr, deject the eyes, and enchain the tongue; but its mischiefs soon pass off without remembrance. Ir may for a time exclude pleasure, but it seldom opens any avenue to sorrow or remorse. It is observed somewhere, that/iw have relented of having sorborn to speak.

To excite competition and enflame malevolence, is the unhappy privilege of couiage made arrogant by consciousness of strength. No man' finds in himself any inclination Jo attack or oppose him who confesses his superiority by blushing in his presence. Those qualities which are exerted with apparent fearfulness, find applauses in every voice, and support from every hand. Diffidence may check ltl'.lution and obstruct performance; but it compensates the embarrassment which it produces by more important advantages; it conciliates the proud, nr,d softens the severe; it averts envy from excellence, and censure from miscarriage.

It may indeed sometimes happen, that knowledge and virtue may remain too loot; congealed by this frigorisic power; as the principles of vegetation are sometimes obstructed by lingering frosts. He that enters

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late into a public station, though with all the abilities requisite to the discharge of his duty, may find himself for some time impeded by a timidity which lie himself knovs to be vicious, and firuggle Jong against dejection and reluctance, before he obtains the full command of his own attention, and adds the gracefiflncfs of ease to the dignity of merir.'

For this disease of the mind, I know not whether any remedies of much efficacy can be found. To advise any man unaccustomed to the eyes of the multitude, to mount a tribunal without perturbation; to tell him whose life has passed in the shades of contemplation, that he must not be disconcerted or perplexed in receiving and returning the compliments of a splendid assembly, is to advise an inhabitant of Brasil or Sumatra not to shiver at an English winter ; or him who has always lived upon a plain, to look down from a precipice without emotion. It is to suppose custom instantaneously controulable by reason, and to endeavour to communicate by precept that which only time and habit can bestow.

He that hopes from philosophy and resolution alone to fortify him-self against that awe which all must, at their first appearance on the stage of life, feel from the spectators, will, at the hour of need, be mocked by his resolution; and I doubt whether the preservatives which Plato relates Alcibiades to have received from Socrates, when he was about to speak in public, proved sufficient to secure him from the powerful fascination.

Yet, as the effects of time may by art and industry be accelerated or retarded, it may not be improper to consider what motives to confi'3 dence exceeds its just proportion, and, instead of repressing petulance and temerity, silences eloquence, and debilitates force; since though it cannot be hoped that all anxiety should be immediately dissipated, it may he at least somewhat abated; and the passions will necessarily operate with less violence, when reason rises against them, than while slie either llumbers in neutrality, or, mistaking her interest, lends them her assistance.

Mag. "Recipe for curing Chnpfd Lips. 3 5 c.

eWnce and resolution can be opposed tudc, who can wonder that the miiid to this troublesome instinct, when it is overwhelmed; and, by struggling

No cause more frequently produces bashfulness, than too high an opinion of our own importance. He that imagines an assembly filled with ideas of his genius, languisliing with expectation, and hushed with attention, easily terrifies himself with the dread of disappointing such boundless hopes, and strains his imagination in pursuit of something worthy of their notice; something which may vindicate the veracity of fame, and show that his reputation was not gained by chance. He considers that what he (hall fay or do will never be forgotten; that renown or infamy are suspended upon every syllable, and that nothing ought to fall from him which will not bear the test of time. Under such solici

with attempts above her strength, quickly sinks into languifhment and despondency?

It often happens, that the most necessary medicines are unpleafing to the taste. Those who are thus oppressed by their own reputation, will perhaps not be much comforted by hearing that their cares are unnecessary. But the truth is, thet no man is much regarded by the rest of the world, except where the interest of others is involved in his fortune. The common employments or pleasures of life, love or opposition, loss or gain, keep almost every mind in perpetusl agitation. If any man would consider how little he dwells upon the condition of others, he would learn how little the attention of others is attracted by himself. When we see multitudes palling before us, of whom perhaps not one appears to deserve our notice1 or excite our sympathy, we should remember, tiat we likewise are lost in the same throng; that the eye which happens to glance upon us is turned in a moment upon another; and that the utmost which -we can reasonably hope or fear, is to fill » vacant hour with prattle, and be forgotten.

Recipe far curing Chapp'd Lips,

TAKR tutty and the oil of eggs well mixed together, and rub the lips therewith, after washing them with barley-water or plantainwater.

Some people affirm there is nothing so good in such cases as the grease that comes out of the wooden ladles that are used in kitchens,

when they are put before the fire.

A crust of burnt bread, especially that of brown bread, if applied hor, is excellent for drying up the little pimples or bladders that come upon the lips after drinking out of cups that were used by unclean persons, or such as had a stinking breath.

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the Authors of the British Maoazine. Gentlemen,

By inserting the following melancholy fiory, not the child of invention, but positive truth, you will oblige several of your readers, particularly your's, Sec.

Gloucester, July 6, 1764. J. H.

Melancholy HlsTOHY of EUMELOS.

T N one of the vales of Gloucefter■*■ (hire, retired in ease and affluence, lived Eumelos, happy in the possession of a fortune which equalled his ambition, and blessed with a' partner who deserved his Ancerest love.

Two children only were remaining of a more numerous offspring, a son and daughter, the former of •whom was bred at the university of Oxford.

Amongst the intimate acquaint, ance which he contracted during his residence at college, Lucius was one, a young gentleman of near the fame age with himself.

It was almost his constant custom to take with him some acquaintance during the vacation to his father's house. Lucius once accompanied him, and was re-eived with the sincerest welcome by the parents of his friend.

He had not long been there before the lovely sitter attracted his attention and addresses. She was not insensible to his entreaties, and ad. misted a passion to her breast she had never known 'till then. During his visit there appeared the utmost happiness in the family, and at their departure the greatest regret.

About this time Eumelos was applied to by a gentleman in the neighbourhood concerning the marriage of his daughter, whose charms 1

had made a sensible impression on his heart. He was in every respect such a man as Eumelos could nut disapprove of for a son-in-law, and was therefore informed by this best of fathers, that if his daughter's consent could be obtained, his own approbation1 might be depended on.

Eumtlos now asked his daughter whether her inclinations were engaged, and told her at the fame time the reasons he had for enquiring. She heard him with an emotion and anxiety which alarmed the tender father. He entreated her by every argument he could think of to tell him if her affections were engaged. If they are, my dear, said he, no persuasions of mine (hall be made to obtain thy consent in this present affair.

But every endeavour was vain to discover the cause of her uneasiness, and their attention was soon after drawn from the consideration os her marriage to that of hsr health. Grief preyed on her damajk cheek, and all that tenderness could suggest was insufficient to preserve her life. After her death the following letter was found directed to her parents. 'My ever honoured best of parents, ■ Before you receive this letter your unhappy daughter will, I hope, have changed the most painful situation for happiness. The father of mercies will, I hope, have pardon«d

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