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1 HA11-YOR! Historical Chronicle. For the YEAR MDCCXCVII
PART THE SECOND
PRODESSE ET DELECTAREA
E PLURIBUS UNUM.
By SYL V A NUS URBAN, Gent.
LONDON, Printed by JOHN NICHOLS,
at Cicero's Head, Red Ljon Palage, Fleet-Street; where LETTERS are particularly requeited to be sent, Post PAID.
And sold by ELIZABETH NEWBERY, the Corner of St. Paul's Church Yard, Ludgate-Street. 1797
ON COMPLETING HIS SIXTY-SEVENTH VOLUME.
URBAN, another fleeting year
Yet what is TIME—an empty name,
Still, URBAN, thy revolving page
Thy judgement culls the waried stores
To all thy British spirit speaks ;
While War embrues th' enfanguin'd plains,
Britons, your Wealth's increasing tide
Benevolence, with aspect bland,
her source with liberal hand.
Crown'd with applause, thy conscious breast,
Intrepid Spirit, Conscience clear,
Nor e'er thine own OBITUARY fear.
*** From Mr. Bent's Meteorological Journal of 1797 it appears, that the fall of rain was 25 inches, above one half more than in 1796 ; of which quantity more than 19 inches fell between April and September, and above 9 of those in the months of June and September. The following remarkable circumstance is also noted-By the general bill of mor. tality for 1797 there is a decrease in burials of 2274; but it is worthy of observation, that the total amount of burials in the small-pox is only 522, while in the year 1796 the number was 3548, making a difference
026; therefore, setting aside this disease, mure appear to have died 97 than in the preceding year.