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deems the most illustrious and most crifice of the study of general beings efsential part of human kuowledge. to that of particular objects, he He proposes, with a noble fimpli- seems, notwithstanding, by the fre. city, his conjectures and thoughts quent use he makes of school terms, on different objects worthy the at- and sometimes also by the adopting tention of mankind; and he might of scholastic principles, and by the have said, like the old gentleman divisions and fubdivisions then much in Terence, that nothing atiteting in vogue, to have thewn too much humanity was foreign to him. deference for the predominant taste Scence of nature, morality, poli- of his age. This great man, after tics, economics, all seemed to be breaking through so inany thackles, within the fireich of his luminous was still eutangled by some chains and profound mind; and we know which he either could not, or dared not which most to adinire, the not, break alunder. richness he diffuses over all the subjects he treats, or the dignity with which he peaks of them. His writings cannot be better coinpared List of REMARKABLE EVENTS than to those of Hippocrates on

during the Year 1795. medicine ; and they would be nei. ther les admired nor less read, ifl

JANUARY the culture of the mind was as dear to mankind as the preservation of 2. THE powder-inills of Mefi. their health. But there are none

1 Pigue and Andreus, at but the chiefs of feets of all Dartford, were blown up, and ele.. kinds, whole works can have a cer- ven men killed thereby. tain splendor. Bacon was not of 4. Advire was received of the the number ; and the form of his capture of Grave, &c. by the French. philofophy was against it. It was 5. The French croiled the Waal too good to fill any one with a lo- in gitat numbers, over the ice, and nishment. The scholastic philofo- potfelleri themselves of all the neighphy, wh ch had gained the afcen- bouring country. They took two dant in his time, could not be over- regiments of Dutch troops prisoners. thrown but by bold and new opi. 8. A smart action between the nions; and there is no probability British and French troops, near the that a philosopher who only inti. Waal, in which the latter were demates to men, this is the little breated. you have learned--- this is what 13. Five seamen belonging to the remains for your inquiry," is calcu. Culloden executed at Portsmouth Jated for making much noise among for mutiny. his contemporaries. We might even | 18. The Exchange at Liverpool presume to hazard some degree of destroyed by fire. jeproach ayainst the lord chancellor --The ftadtholder and his suite Bacon, for having been, perhaps, arrived at Yarmouth. too timid, if we were not sensible 20. News ar. ived that the French with what reserve, and as it were forces had taken poffettion of Holwith what fuperftition, judgment land. ought to be paid on so sublime a 28. The stadtholder and his fagenius. I hough he confefies that mily arrived in London, with the ine frholastic philosophers had ener-specie, place, jewels, and principal vated the sciences by the minutiæ archives of the house of Orange. of their questions, and that found 30. The brave 78th regiment intellects ought to have made a fa. takon prisoners by the French in


the Ile of Zealand, and all the

MARCH. dhipping in every fea-port in Hol

2. The arrest of Barrere and his land taken poffeffion of by them

accomplices decreed by the French

| convention. FEBRUARY.

3. The convention settled the 4. The habeas corpus suspencion

corpus fufpenfion l- forin with which pacific negotiations act renewed.

| with foreigu powers should be enter

mimifter -The St. Iago Spanish register

ed into. Chip prize.cause finally decided in 4. Prophet Brothers taken into favour of the c ptors,

custody. 5. The'l urkish ambassador made

-Sir Richard Pellew took and his long-delayed public entry.

deftroyed fifteen sail of French mer11. A desperate action between chantmen. the Blanche frigate, of 32 guns,

5. Mr. Lumington elected memand a French frigate of 18; the ber for the city of London, in opFrenchman was taken, but the brave position to Mr. Coombe.' coinmander of the Blanche, captain

11. Earl Camden appointed lord Faulknor, killed.

lieutenant of Ireland. 12. Lord Abingdon fentenced by 14. An engagement took place in the court of king's bench to three the Mediterranean, in which the months imprisonment, and to pay a

French fleet was defeated by admifine of 100l. for a libel against Mr.

ral Hotham, with the loss of two Sermon.

fhips of the line, and a great num12. Advice received of the com- ber of men. plete evacuation of the United Pro 13. Sir John Borlase Warren's vinces by the British army, and of Squadron captured and destroyed the capture of Guadaloupe by the

lixteen French merchant-tips, &c. French.

19. Roman catholic delegates from Major Semple found guilty, Ireland presented a petition to the at the Old Bailey, of stealing a thirt, 1 king, on the ti: ject of earl Fitz&c. and sentinced to be transported

william's recall from the governfor leven years.

| ment of that countiy. -Commiilioners from Holland 31. Earl Camico urrived in Dubwaited on lord Grenville, on the lin, and was sworn injord lieutenant futject of the Dutch shipping de of Ireland, on which occafion fome tained in our ports, and were re outrages were committed by the fused to be recognised.

populace. 23. Mr. Pitt opened the budget, Various riots happened in the and proposedi, among other taxes,

courte of this month on account or that for wearing hair-powder. the dearness of provisions. 25. Earl Fiizwilliain recalled; in

APRIL. consequence of which, vinlent vlebates took place in the Irish parlia 1. An alarming riot at Paris, ment.

and the convention infalted. 25. Mr. Wilberforce's motion re. 1 2. Barrere and his accomplices specting the five trade rejected. sent off from Paris.

-Twenty French merchantmen 5. Her royal highness the printaken and destroyed by fir John ceis Caroline of Eruntwick arrived Borlafe Warien's squadron. . in town from the continent.

In this month the duke of York 8. The muptials o his royal was appointed field marial of the higbness the prince of Wales with forces.

the princess Caroline of Brunswick


folemnised in the chapel-royal, St. / rick, with whom he had cohabitJames's, at eight o'clock in the ed previous to his marriage with evening. A general illumination an accomplished and amiable young on the occasion.

lady. 9. The Roman catholics of Dublin 20. A violent insurrection at Pa. assembled to receive his majesty's ris, on account of the scarcity of answer to their petition.

bread and other provisions, in which 19. St. Lucia taken by the many lives were lost. French.

24. Tumults of the same nature 20. Advice received of the king occurred. of Pruflia having concluded a peace 25. Nineteen persons beheaded with the French republic.

| for promoting the in.urrection of 23. This day Warren Hastings, the 20th. esq. after a trial of seven years and thiee months, was, by the peers,

JUNE. acquitted of all the charges brought 2. The court of East-India diagainst him by the house of com- , rectors determined to re-imburse mons of Great Britain.

Mr. Hastings. 27. The Roman catholic bill reol 5. A dreadful fire at Copenha. jected by the Irish house of com-gen, which destroyed 1,363 houses, mons.

leveral churches, and inany public 20. The rev. Mr. Jackson, who buildings. had been convicted in Dublin upon | .7. The important fortress of a charge of high tregfon, put a pe- | Luxemburgh lurrendered to the riod to his existence by poison. | French.

-The French defeated by the 8. Louis Capet, son of the late Austrian", near Mentz.

unfortunate Louis XVI. died at MAY.

Paris, aged eleven years.

10. Burie Bally murdered at 1. The Boyne man of war, of Eath by John White, who was 98 guos, took fire at Spithead, and deeply in love with her. was burnt to the water's edge.

13. The mutineers of the Ox5. Horrid massacres committed at fordihire regiment thot at Brighton. Lyons.

15. The Spaniards defeated by 3. The whole of the British in the French. fantry arrived in England from the 23. Three line of battle fhips continent.

taken from the French by lord 12. Fouquier Tainville and his Bridport's fleet off L'Orient. accomplices executed at Paris.

24. A riot at Birminghain, in 13. 'Verv formidable riots in Ire-l consequence of the dearncis of proland, by the deluded people calling / visions. themselves Defenders.

| 26. The prince of Wales's esta. 15. The trial of capt. Molloy blishment finally determined upon ended at Portsmouth, when he was by the legislature. dismissed from the command of the 27. The English parliament proCrfar.

rogued. 19. The house of commons re L -Advices received of alarming fused to inquire into the nature of insurrections having broken out in lord Fitzwilliam's recall from the the Weft-india islands. government of Ireland, as did also During this month an intense the house of lords on the 8th. cold fet in, which destroyed thou

20. G. Errington, efq. of Gray's, lands of theep in different parts of in Ellex, affalinated by Ann Brüde. | the kingdom,



1. 18. Their majesties arrived at

| Weymouth. >. A smart action between the 26. Eleven French vesels taken British and French fleets in the and destroyed by captain Nelson's Mediterranean, in which the enemy squadron. lost one flip of the line, the Alcide. 28. Count d'Artois failed froin She blew up foon after the struck, Portsmouth, for the coast of Brit. and 400 of her crew perished. tany, on board rear-admiral Har.

12. A riot in a recruiting-house vey's Acet. at Charing.cross.

1 29. The earl of Moira resigned 14. A riot in St. George's the command of the army which he Fields; several recruiting-hcuses had allembled in the environs of were pulled down.

Southampton. 17. Miss Broderick tried at /

SEPTEMBER. Chelmsford for the murder of Mr. Errington, and acquitted, on proof / 1. O'Connor found guilty of of her insanity.

I high-treason, at Naas, in Ireland, 21. The whole body of French and afterwards hanged. emigrants completely defeated at 1 3. A serious mutiny broke out Quiberon.

among the privates of two fencible 24. Intelligence received that the regiments, in consequence of being diet of Ratisbon had resolved to | ordered for foreign lervice. negotiate with the French republic.

- A dreadful fire at Potzdam. 25. Advice received of the death 6. The whole of the French arof prince Alexander, brother to the my crossed the Rhine, and captured emperor of Germany, by the ex. | several strong places. plosion of gunpowder.

- The people of France met in

primary allemblies, to accept the AUGUST.

new constitution.

8. Advice received of lieutenant 3. Count Sombreuil and 187 emi- | Pearce, of the navy, having forgrant officers, taken at Quiberon, mally taken poffeffion of Nootka, were shot at Vannes.

in the name of his Britannic ma8. Intelligence received of an jesiy. alarming riot at Hamburgh, in it. An attempt made to asiaticonsequence of recruiting parties for nate the duke regent of Sueden. the emigrant regiments beating up 12. An alarming mutiny at Cork. there.

17. St. Paul's church, Covent 9. Peace between France and Garden, entirely destroyed by fire. Spain proclaimed at Madrid.

20. Manheim surrendered to the 11. Several French deputies or French army under general Pichedered to be arrested.

gru. 12. The navigation of the 22. The French convention deScheldt declared free.

clared the acceptance of the new 14. Great discontents manifested confiitution by the people. by the inhabitants of Corsica. 25. The French defeated near

'- A violent chunder-form, Manheim. which did great mischief in many 29. Several fucceffes obtained by parts of the kingdom.

the French army in Italy, anaounc16. Advice received of a dread. / ed to the conventiona ful fire at Montego Bay, in Jamaica, -- Peace proclaimed at Hanover which destroyed 110 houses, and between the elector and the French aa irupense quantity of property. I republic.

30. The


30. The incorporation of Bel- i prehending the person who threw gium with France decreed by the the stone at his majesty, while on convention.

| his way to the house of lords. ОстоBER.

NOVEMBER. 3. Their majesties returned to 1 3. The executive directory of Windsor from Weymouth.

France was installed at the Little 4. The powder magazine at

Luxemburgh, in Paris. Maubeuge blew up by accident.

6. A dreadtul hurricane took 6. A dreadful infurrc&tion broke place at two o'clock in the morning, out at Paris, which lasted several in which valt numbers of buildings days; but the conventional troops

were destroyed, and many lives loft. at length overpowered the infur

9. Alderman Curtis' sworn in gents: great numbers were killed ! lord-mayor of London. on both sides. Many of the con.

· Il Colonel Crawfurd's account

of the defeat of the French before spirators have since been executed 7. The Censeur of 74 guns, and

Mentz publiihed in an extraordi. the greater part of the home ward- | nary gazette. bound Mediterranean fileet, captur

12. The corresponding society ed by a French squadron.

held their second meeting at Co. 9. A gold mine discovered, near | pennagen-house.

penhagen - house. Wicklow, in Ireland.

14. The transports, with emi. 13. A rich Dutch East India- grant-troops on board for the conman, called the Zeelylee, prize to

cineni, driven on the coait of Cathe Sceptre man of war, loit on the rocks of Scilly, and many of her

17. The Weit India convoy, un

der the command of rear-admiral crew perished.

- The French ariny under the Christian, driven back to port command of general Jourdan obligad!

in a severe gale of wind, and five of to fall back from Mentz, and, on the transports with troops on board

lost. its retreat to the Rhine, experienced

20. Advice received of the insurseveral defeats. 26. A numerous meeting of the rection in St. Vincent's having

been quelled; and of the capture London corresponding society took

of the Superbe French frigate, by place at Copenhagen house, for the

the Vanguard, of 74 guns. purpose of adopting a remonftrance to his majelly, &c.

23. An account of the surrender

of the Dutch colony of the Cape of 28. The new legislature of France

Good Hope to his majesty's forces, 29. The Britin parliament met

published in an extraordinary ga

zette. for the dispatch of business. -- The king groisir insulted, and

25. The king of Poland made a his perfon endangered, on his way

formal surrender of his crown for a

pension. to and from ihe boule of lords. -- The treaty of commerce with of commerce with 28. An account receiver of the

defeat of general Pichegru by the America regularly exchanged.

31. Advice rectived of the cap. | Austrians. ture of Simon's Bay, by vice-adiri.

DECEMBER. ral Elphinstone, &c. and of the de. 5. M. Carletti, the Tuscan amtention of five slips found in the baslador, ordered to leave France harbour.

by the executive directory. - A proclamation iilued, offer- | .7. Mr. Pitt opened his budget, ing a reward of 1oool. for the ap- / when a debate jook place on the

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