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proving, in peace, the arts of commerce great measure to a people whose princiand agriculture, under a settled adminiftra. ples they have falsely and ignorantly repre. tion, we were harrassed by the turbulence fented as inclined to despotism and Alavery, of five fucceffive minorities; and at luft will appear by the history of their own our monarchs, leaving their ancient and kingdom : And if any Englisoman will give natural kingdom, and governing it by En. himself the trouble to read what none of glish councils, our intereft were totally his country was ever yet found capable to neglected, and we became the farved ftep: a write, he will there see that the Scoreb children, while they were the pampered
knew to defend their tiberties, as well favourires.
from the usurpations of their own princes, At the union, the advantages for England as from the attacks of foreign powers, were easily perceived, our's were more re How well we did the last, the Englifo an. mote. Its first and most immediate effea, nals beir winners, when for a course of al.. was to load us with taxes we never knew most five centuries, we with food the efbefore, to pay the interest of debts we ne forts of a too powerful neighbour. Even ver contracted. It was then we firft B when the ambitous and ungenerous Longknow the blekings of an Englis excise, and Thanks, taking advantage of our civil dilo the first South Britons we law among us
fentions had reduced us to the last extrewere collectors, tide.waters, gaugers, and nrity ; all at once the spirit of the nation informers, samples no ways calculated to roured itselt, parties united, the tyrant was give us a high idea of the Rock.
driven out of the kingdom, and his son this time allo renounced, in favour of our fent home in a fishing boat, which ought new brethren, the beneficial trade we car. to he pre erved in WeAminfer. Abbey along ried on with Holland and France, from c with the regal chair which the father stole whence, in return for our commodities, we from Scoone, as a monument of the end, as were in use to supply ourselves with the well as the beginning of all his ambitious manufactures we wanted, much cheaper projects. The English ought also to rethan we could from them; and we agreed member, that at a time wlren their military to drink port in preference to claret, be, fame was at the highest, under their gallant cause the English carried on a lucrative Edwards and Henrys, it was the Scotcb who trade with Portugal, in which, even to this gave the first check to their vi&torious arm's day, we have not come in for the smallest D abroad. It was a Bucban and a Douglas thare. To what a height our consumption that firft taught the trembling Freneb to of English commodities has encreased fince face the terrible English bowmen, and :hat time, may be estimated from the vast Scorcb valour then rescued the liberty of importation to Leirb alone; and in what France, as it had formerly maintained that light of importance they view this branch of Scotland, against the unbounded ambitiof trade, is beft mewn by the keenners on of the Plantagenets. With what indigwith which they follicit it, their riders nation would not these Planagemets, whole Swarming to the most remote corners of E arms (ook both France and Scotland, look Scotland in queft of custom. On the other down upon their degenerate posterity, who hand it must be conseffed, that the Engliß lately, when a milla was eltablished in take off many of our commodities, and England, to revive the national spirit of dethat in several branches we have extended fence that was almost extinct, denied to us our commerce in consequence of the uni what they thought necessary for themselves. on ; but it is evident that all our acquig Thirty thousand Englifomen with arms in tions in trade tend to the advantage of En their hands, were then not ashamed to ex. gland, even confidered as a separate state F press a groundless and pufillanimous apprebecause the more considerable our gains henfion of danger from fix thousand Scotcb, are, the more are we enabled to consume being put on the fame footing : -Sentiof their manufactures, and in fact we find ments worthy only of a people who, In this consumption to encrea'e daily, even 1745, had trembled with black fear at the beyond the encrease in our ability to pay : approach of three thousand half-armed So that pearly the whole produce of our G Scotcb ragamuffins, to a city of a million of mines, fisheries, wanufactures, and foreign inhabitants ; or who, in 1736, had Atretchcommerce is obliged to be remitted to ed out their weak and defenceless hands, London, to answer the balance against us. imploring the Dutcb, the Hanwerians, and And to add fill to the advantages of our the puissant prince of Heffe, to save them neighbours, our nobility and landed gentry from a flat bottomed Frencb invafon, spend at least one third of the rents of all That we knew to defend our rights at Scotland among them. Thus while we home, will also appear by the whole tenor scorned to become a province to England, H of our history, and in particular the famous we are in fact become its moft valuable co letter of the Scorcb barons to the Pope in lony, and the English owe a confiderable 1320, is an authentic teftimony of the prinmure of their riches to the very people whose ciples of our ancestors. They there boldly try they affect to despise.
atfert their independency on Rame, and they owe their liberty allo in a their right of ckulinga king for themselves ;
and this too at a time when their neigh tivity. We had borne, for fifty years bebours in England were groaning under fose his promotion, our mare of all thę both civil and ecclefiaftical tyranny. In
disgrace abroad, and oppression at home, later times the reformation furnishes us that were brought on the Brinßnation by with a very remarkable contrast on the spi. roguish or blundering English ministers, rit of the two nations. What was brought A
without ever making their country anabout in Scotland, and forced on the crown swerable for their crimes. Even when the by a free and enquiring people, was in En fpirited Mr Pirt restored the reputation of gland imposed on the abject people by the our arms and councils, no Scotcbman ever arbitrary will of a luftful and capricious ty. with-held his mare of applause, because rant. if, to enjoy Anna Bullen, Henry must that minister was born South of Tweed; have turned Turk, the English nation would nor afterwards was England charged with undoubtedly have bren muftulman at this his faults, when he engaged us too deeply day. Soon after this period, when over in continental affairs, contrary to the tenor pedantic James, bred up under the controul B of all his former profémons. Let then my of a bold and free nobility at home, fuc Lord Bute be regarded as a Briton, and as ceeded to the throne of the Tudors, and fuch be intitled to no particular thare of our came to govern a people accustomed to the love or hatred. yoke, he was deceived by their fawning It is ftrange that this odious and impolispeeches, and began to exercise a poweş no
gick diftinétion of country should cake place thing new to them, but what he had not a with the ungenerous Englip, at the very bilities to support, It was on that occasion time when it was almoft loft with us; the honelt scot, who beheld with indigna- C when we were become fond of them, imi! tion their faire and Navish professions, broke tating them even to their faults, united out and swote by his faul, these cringing
with them in the same prosperous cause, fuits would spoil agude king." In the reign Medding our blood and acquiring glory out of his son, the virtuous, but deluded Charles, of all proportion to the taxes we pay; that when he, milled by English and arbitrary
this should be the very time they mould councils, wanted to extend his prerogative, chure to quarrel with us, to bely us, grossly the Scorcb were the first to oppose him. to revile
18, and to deny us any Mare in the They did not then waste their time in idle administration of affairs. That they quarparliamentary debate, but rushed into the rel with us and revile us is of no consefield, and our first nobility were the fore. quence, but our pretensions to employ• most in the glorious cause. Even the gal ments we hall never give up, and we trust lanc Montrose, that martyr to loyalty, when to our capacity for success ; and whenever put in competition, preferred the duty he they begin to think themielves unequally owed his country to the love he bore to his yoked, let them propose a separation. In king. It is well known the efforts made E the mean time, by imitating their industry, by Scotland at that time not only saved it let us endeavour, by degrees, to lessen the self, but even England, from the tyranny of only superiority over us they ever could a Scotcb family, under which the united pretend to, while we still preserve all we kingdoms might ftill have groaned at this ever possessed over them. While they, by day,
narrow minded and impolitick combinatie It is needless to take notice of any more ons against Scorcb pedlars and mechanics, of their insignificant charges against us, are doing a real injury to themselyes, lec prompted by malice, and supported by ig- F us profit by their folly, and receive our norance. I hope they do not proceed from countrymen back with open arms, and fill the beft part of the English nation, whom more, let us encourage their industrious I love, honour, and esteem ; and as for the 'workmen to come and settle among us. despicable herd who catch the cry from the That truely English maxim of employing Grub-fireet hounds of redition, set on by the men in public affairs not according to their rage of a disappointed faction, or perhaps abilities, but in proportion to the taxes by the secret intrigues of a foreign enemy, they pay, or in other words, in proportion they render themselves compleat objects of G to their money, deserves no serious answor. our contempt, by an impolitick hatred of They, I own, would have the same advanbrethren, with whom it is their interest tage over us by this rule, that we should cordially to unite, and by a mean jealousy have over them by the other. But I won. of a people to whom they are every way der the following objcctions neper occur. superior except in courage and capacity. red, that my Lord Bute, even at that rate, It is plain the alarm was first rung upon mighi pretend to a great fare of the ad. the approach of a Scotcbman to the helm of mini Aration of affairs, while the state affairs, and it would seem his country is H would be certainly deprived of the patrio. the only crime they can lay to his charge. tic virtues of Mr Wilkes, who is as poor as But lec us not adopt the narrow spirit of the if he were a Norib Briton indeed, and on English : Let my Lord Bute be judged by whom his friend Courcbill's Propbecy of Fahis actions, but not by the place of his nen mine is likely to be fulfilled. (Gent, Mag, MARCH 1765.)
A Cisizes of Edinburgh,
ing by the fide of her bed, almost as T HE following. Account of an Event that high as the ceiling, a kind of glory
bappened lately at Aix la Chapelle, I encircled its head, and the whole was think cannot fail of affording Entertainment in the form of a crucifix, except that to your Readers.
I am, &c. it seemed to have several hands, one Person who kept a lodging-house A of which again approached the bed.
near the Springs, having lost his Supposing the phænomenon to be wife, comınitted the management of fome cæleitial vision, the exerted all his family to his daughter, a sprightly her fortitude, and leaping out of bed, well made handsome girl, about 20. threw herself upon her knees before
There were at that time in the house it, but the instantly found herself af. two ladies and their waiting woman, saulted in a manner which convinced two Dutch officers, and a Dominican her she was mistaken ; she had not fryar.
B ftrength to disengage herself from It happened that as the young wo something that embraced her, and man of the house was asleep one night, therefore screamed out as loud as the in her bed, she was awakened by fome could to alarm the house, and bring thing that attempted to draw the somebody to her assistance. cloaths off the bed : She was at first Her shrieks awakened the ladies who frighted, but thinking, upon recollec. lay in an adjacent chamber, and they rion, that it might be the house dog, sent their woman to see what was the the called him by his name : The matter. The woman, upon opening
C. cloaths, bowever, were still pulled from the room, saw a luminous phantasm, her, and the itill imagining it was by which greatly terrified her, and heard the dog, took up a brush that lay in in a deep threatening tone the words her reach, and atiempted to strike him, AT THY PERIL BE GONE. Atthat moment she saw a falh of sud. The woman instantly screamed out, den light that filled the whole room n; and withdrew ; the ladies role in the upon which the Marieked out, at the utmost consternation and terror, but same time covering her face with the D nobody came to their assistance; the Meet: When the again ventured to old man, the father of the girl, was alook out all was dark and silent, and fleep in a remote part of the house ; the cloaths were no longer drawn from the fryar also relted in a room at the her.
end of a long gallery in another story ; In the morning when the related and the two Dutch officers were abfent tesis fory, every one treated it as a on a visit at a neighbouring village. dream, and the girl herself at last took No other violence, however, was of it for granted that it was no more than e fered to the girl that night. As soon an illusion.
as the morning dawned she got up, The night following the was again "ran down to her father, and told ali awakened by something that jogged that had bappened ; the two ladies her, and the thought the felt a hand in were not long absent; they did not the bed; upon endeavouring toreprets say much, but discharged their arrears, it, another Aash of lightening threw and quitted the house. The fryar her into a fit of terror; The shut her asked the girl several questions, and eyes and crossed herself: When the g declar'd that he had heard other inftanventured to open her eyes again, the ces of the like nature, but said the girl light was vanilhed, hut'in a short time would do well to obey the commands the felt what the supposed to be a hand of the vision, and that no barm would again in the bed; me again endea come of it. He said he would remain voured to repress it; but looking to. to see the issue, and in the mean time wards the foot of the bed, she law a he ordered proper prayers and mafies Targe luminous cross, on which was to be said at a neighbouring convent written distinctly, as with light, the G of his order, to which he molt devoutwords BE SILENT. She was now so ly joined his own. terrified that she had not power to break The girl was comforted with this the injunction, but the shrunk down spiritual affiftance, but, notwithtand. into the bed, and covered herself all ing, took one of the maids to be her over with the cloaths.
bedfellow the next night. In this fituation the continued acon. In the dead of the night the flaming Giderable time, and being no longer H cross was again visible, but no attempt molested, the ventured once more to was made on either of the women. peep out, when, to her unspeakable a. They were, however, greatly terrifi, Conillment, the saw a phantasm stand ed, and the servant faid the would ra.
ther leave her place than lie in the tations, to which the honest landlord room again.
most heartily faid Amen. The fryar the next morning took The poor girl, in the mean time, the merit of the spirit's peaceable be: lay in a kind of trance, and her father, haviour to himself. The prayers and when the prayers were over, dan down masses were renewed, and application ftairs for some wine, a cordial being was made to the convents of Liege for
necessary to recover her ; the friar, at auxiliary assistance. The good fryar the same time, ordered him to light in the mean time, was by no means i. and bring with him a consecrated tadle at home; he performed his devo. per, for hitherto they had had no light tions with great ardour, and towards but that of the vision, which was itill evening he bestowed a plentiful liba Atrong enough to discover every thing tion of holy water on the chamber and in the room. the bed.
B In a short time the old man entered The girl, not being able to persuade with a taper in his hand, and in a the servant to sleep with her again in moment all the luminous appearances the haunted room, and being encou vanished. The girl, soon after, recoraged by the friar to abide the issue, vered, and gave a very sensible achaving also great confidence herself count of all that had happened, and in the prayers, masses, and sprinklings the landlord and the friar spent the tbat had been used on the occalion, the rest of the night together. ventured once more to sleep in the The friar, however, to thew the fame room by herself.
power of the dæmon, and the holy virIn the night, after hearing some c tue of the taper, removed it several Aight noises, The saw the room all in a times from the chamber before the day blaze, and a great number of small lu. broke, and the crosses and infcriptions minous crosses, with scrips of writing were again visible, and remained lo here and there very legible, among till the taper was brought back, and which the precept to be žlent was most then vanished as at first. conspicuous.
When the sun arose, the friar took In the middle of the room she saw his leave to go to Mattins, and did not Something of a human appearance, return till noon. In the mean time which seemed covered only with a lin the two Dutch officers came home, and nen garment, like a mirt; it appeared foon learnt what had happened, tho' to diffuse a radiance round it, and at the landlord took all the pains ho could length, by a low and filent pace, apo to conceal it. The reports they heard
proached the bed : When it came up e were confirmed by the pale agd terri. to the bed-lide, it drew the curtain fied appearance of the girl ; their cumore open, and lifting up the bed riosity was greatly excited, and they cloaths was about to come in. The asked her innumerable questions. girl, now more terrified than ever, Her answers, in tead of extinguishIcreamed out with all her power ; ás ing, increased it: They assured the every body in the house was upon the landlord that they would not leave his watch, the was heard by them all, but house, but, on the contrary, would afthe father only had courage to go to F ford him all the affiftance in their her affittance, and his bravery was pro power. -bably owing to a considerable quanti As they were young gentlemen, of a ty of reliques which he had procured military profession, and Protettants, from the convent, and which he bro't they were at once bold and increduin his hand.
lous. They pretended, however, to When he came, however, nothing adopt the opinion of the landlord, - was to be seen but some of the little G that the appearances were supernatucrosses and infcriptions, several of ral, but it happened that upon going which were now luminous only in part. into the room they found the remain
Being himself greatly terrified at der of the taper, on the virtues of these appearances, he ran to the friar's which the landlord had largely expaapartment, and with some difficulty . . tiated, and immediately perceived prevailed upon him to go with bim to that it was only a common candle of a the haunted room, the Friar at first
large size, which he had brought by exeused himself upon account of the miltake in his fright. young woman's being there in bed, As This discovery convinced them that foon as he entered and saw the crosses, there was a fraud, and that appearances he proftrated himself on the ground, that vanished at the approach of unand uttered many prayers and incana,
confecrated light were produced by he had rendered himself and his appsé mere human artifice.
ratus visible in the dark by pbosphorusi They therefore consulted together, The landlord contented himself with and at length agreed that the masses giving his reverence a good drubbing, Ahould be continued, that the landlord and then turning him out of doors, Should say not one word of the candle, A with a ftrict injunction to quit the ter. or the suspicions it bad produced : sitory of Leige for ever, upon pain of that his daughter, the next night, being much more severely treated. Thould neep in the apartment which had been quitted by the ladies, and This story, Mr Urban, will natural. that one of the officers should lie in ly put your readers in mind of some the girl's bed, while the other, with pranks that were played at Oxford by the landlord, should wait in the kitch Funny Joe, (See Vol. xxxii.p. 63.). and en to see the issue.
which, by credulous people, were im. This plan was accordingly, with B puted to supernatural causés. It will great seçrcy, carried into execution. not, perhaps, be thought incredible by
For two hours after the officer had those who reflect that it is but a few been in bed, all was filent and quiet, years ago that a poor woman was kil. and he began to fulped that the girl led within 20 miles of the metropolis had either been fanciful, or that their of this great Protestant and learned secret had transpired; when all on a country, upon fuppofition that she was sudden he heard the latch of the door a Witch ; and that it is not quite gently raised, and perceived something C three years since the Cork tane ghok approach the bed and attempt to take found advocates among those who, beup the cloaths, he refilted with suffici. fore, were never accounted fools, even ent ftrength to frustrate the attempt, in the heart of the metropolis itself. and immediately the room appeared to be all in a Aame; he saw many crosses Mr URBAN, and inscriptions in joining Glence, and
Note : * the sumto era fhould happen ; he saw also in the fure and fraud is printed in black middle of the room something of a hu letter, there is a check at the margin man appearance, very tall and very lu. to tally with a book, out of which it is minous. The officer was at first struck cut, and it is ligned by the Accomptant with terror, and the vision made a se. and Teller in due foin. The reader .cond approach to the bed-lide, but the will not think these precautions ungentleman recovering his fortitude the necessary, when he sees that the note
E hrst moment of reflection, dexterously
is for lo considerable à fum as one threw a slip knot which he had falten- Shilling Scots, and is told that one fhit. ed to one of the bed posts, over the ling Scots is no less than one penny fterphantom's neck; he instantly drew it ling: As the sum is large, it was foreclose, which bro't bim to the ground, seen that the company might not have and then threw himself upon him ; cash in hand fufficient to pay it on the fall and the truggle' made so much f demand, and therefore the note imnoise that the other officer and the ports that it shall either be paid on delandlord ran up with lights and wea mand, or at the end of fix months at pons, and the goblin was found to be the option of the directors; fix months no other than the good friar, who ha. is indeed a confiderable time, and the ving conceived something more than posseffor might posthly fufter some ina fpiritual affection for his landlord's convenience from the delay, but then he pretty daughter, had played this in. is entitled to legal interest upon his pen. fernal farce to gratify his passion.
Being now secured and detected be. # Sh. I. Sents. No. Edinburgh yond rope of subterfuge or escape, he
The Mason Barrowmen Companp oblige made a full confeffion of his guilt, and
themselves to pay 19 Solomon Hod or ibi Bearer begged earneftly for mercy,
One Shilling Scots on demand, or in tbe option It appeared that this fellow, who
of ibe Directorsae ih ling Scots witb tbe legal
interef at tbe end of Six months aftır ide was near fix feet high, had made him.
day of tbe demand, and pe ascertaining ebe defelf appear til higher, by putting up mand and option of the Directors (be Accomplant on his head a kind of tiara of imbos: H wirb ore of : be řellers of tbe Company are berre Sed paper, and had also thrust a stick by ordered to mark and sign the day of pr efensing through the deeves of his habit, which ibis Hote on the back of ibe same. formed an appearance of a cross, and By Order of the 2 'W.J. Accomp lapse hid left his hands at liberty; and that
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