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deems the most illustrious and most crifice of the study of general beings ellential part of human knowledge. to that of particular objects, he He proposes, with a noble fimpli- seems, not with:anding, by the frecity, 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 subdivisions then much in Terence, that nothing affteting in vogue, to have shewn 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 fo inany fhackles, within the streich of his luminous was still entangled by some chains and profound mind; and we know which he either could not, or dared not which most to admire,--the not, break asunder. richness he diffuses over all the subjects he treats, or the dignity with which he speaks 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 neither les admired nor less read, if
JANUARY the culture of the mind was as dear to mankind as the preservation of 2. THE powder-mills of Meff. their health. But there are none
Pigue and Andrews, at but the chiefs of fects of all Dartford, were blown up, and ele. kinds, whose works can have a cer- ven men killed thereby. tain splendor. Bacon was not of 4. Advice 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 allo in gitat numbers, over the ice, and nithment. The scholastic philofopoffefTed themselves of all the neighphy, wh ch had gained the ascen- 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 feated. 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. reproach against the lord chancellor -The ftadtholder and his fuite Bacon, for having been, perhaps, arrived at Yarmouth. too timid, if we were not sensible 20. News arrived that the French with what reserve, and as it were forces had taken possession of Holwith what fuperftition, judgment land. ought to be pafied on so sublime a *28. The stadtholder and his fagenius. Though he confefies that mily arrived in London, with the ine fcholaftic philosophers had ener- ípecie, plate, jewels, and principal vated the sciences by the minutiæ archives of the house of Orange. of their questions, and i hat found 30. The brave 78th regiment intelles ought to have made a la- taken prisoners by the French in
the Me of Zealand, and all the
MARCH. hipping in every fea-port in Hol
2. The arrest of Barrere and his land taken poffeffion of by themi
accomplices decreed by the French FEBRUARY
3. The convention settled the 4. The habeas corpus suspension - form with which pacific negotiations act renewed,
with foreign powers should be enter-The St. Iago Spanish register
ed into, thip prize.caufe finally decided in 4. Prophet Brothers taken into tavour of the cptors.
custody. 5. The 'I urkish ambassador made
-Sir Richard Pellew took and his long-delayed public entry.
destroyed fiftecn sail of French mer11. A desperate action between
chantmen. the Blanche frigate, of 32 guns,
5. Mr. Lushington 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 sentenced 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.
ships of the line, and a great num14. Advice received of the com
ber of men. plete evacuation of the United Pro- 18. Sir John Borlase Warren's vinces by the British army, and of squadron captured and destroyed the capture of Guadaloupe by the fixteen French merchant-Ships, &c. French.
19. Roman catholic delegates from 18. Major Semple found guilty, Ireland prefented a petition to the at the Old Bailey, of stealing a thirt, king, on the fu'ject of earl Fitz&c. and sentenced to be trantported william's recall from the governfor seven years.
ment of that countiy. --Commissioners from Holland 31. Earl Camaieurrived in Dubwaited on lord Grenville, on the lin, and was sworn indord lieutenant subject of the Dutch shipping de- of Ireland, on which occafion some tained in our ports, and weie re- outrages were committed by the fuled to be recognised.
populace. 23. Mr. Pitt opened the budget,
Various riots happened in the and proposed, among other taxes,
courle of this month on account or that for wearing hair-powder.
the dearnefs of provisions. 25. Earl Fitzwilliain recalled; in
APRIL. confequence of which, violent rebates tok place in the Irish parlia. 1. An alarming riot at Paris, ment.
and the convention insulted. 25. Mr. Wilberforce's motion re.
2. Barrere and his accomplices specting the flave trade rejected. sent off from Paris.
-Twenty French merchantmen 5. Her royal highness the printaken and deftoyed by fir John ceis Caroline of Brunswick arrived Borlafe Warien's squadron.
in town from the continent. In this month the duke of York 8. The nuptials o his royal was appointed field marshal of the highness the prince of Wales with forces
the princess Caroline of Brunswick 7
solemnised in the chapel-royal, St. rick, with whom he had cohabitJames's, at eight o'clock in the ed previous to his marriage with cvening. A general illumination an accomplished and amiable young on the occasion.
lady. 9. The Roman catholics of Dublin 20. A violent insurrection at Paassembled 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 insurrection of 23. This day Warren Hastings, the zoth. 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 re- 5. A dreadful fire at Copenhajected by the Irish house of com- gen, which destroyed 1,363 houses,
leveral churches, and inany public 30. The rev. Mr. Jackson, who buildings. had been convicted in Dublin, upon 7. The important fortress of a charge of high treason, put a pe- Luxemburgh Currendered to the riod to his existence by poison. French.
-The French defeated by the 8. Louis Capet, son of the late Austrians, near Mentz.
unfortunate Louis XVI. died at MAY.
Paris, aged eleven years.
10. Burie Bally murdered at 1. The Boyne man of war, of Bath by John White, who was 98 guns, 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 shot at Brighton. Lyons.
15. The Spaniards defeated by 7. 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. Very formidable riots in Ire- consequence of the dearnuls 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 proCæfar.
rogued. 19. The house of commons re- -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, esq. of Grays, lands of theep in different parts of in Essex, assassinated by Ann Brüde. the kingdom,
18. Their majesties arrived at
Weymouth. 7. A smart action between the 26. Eleven French vessels taken British and French fleets in the and destroyed by captain Nelson's Mediterranean, in which the eneniy squadron. loft one Nip of the line, the Alcide. 28. Count d'Artois failed from She blew up soon after the struck, Portsmouth, for the coast of Brit. and 400 of her crew perished. iany, on board rear-admiral Har
12. A riot in a recruiting-house vey's flicet. at Charing-cross.
29. The earl of Moira resigned 14. A riot in St. George's the command of the army which he Fields; several recruiting-houses had assembled in the environs of were pulled down.
Southampton. 17. Miss Broderick tried at
1. O'Connor found guilty of of her insanity.
high-treason, at Naas, in Ireland, 21. The whole body of French and afterwards hanged. emigrants completely defeated at 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 bad resolved to ordered for foreign service. 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. plofion of gunpowder.
- The people of France met in
primary assemblies, to accept the AUGUST.
8. Advice received of lieutenant 3. Count Sombreuil and 187 emi- | Pearce, of the navy, having forgrant officers, taken at Quiberon, mally taken pofleffion of Nootka, were shot at Vannes.
in the name of his Britannic ma8. Intelligence received of an jefty. alarming riot at Hamburgh, in 11. An attempt made to asiassiconsequence of recruiting parties for nate the duke regent of Sweden.. 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 des Scheldt declared free.
clared the acceptance of the new 14. Great discontents manifested conititution by the people. by the inhabitants of Corsica. 25. The French defeated near
A violent thunder-florm, Manheim. which did great mischief in many 29. Several fucceffes obtained by parts of the kingdom.
the French army in Italy, announc16. Advice received of a dreaded to the convention. ful fire at Montego Bay, in Jamaica, - Peace proclaimed at Hanover which destroyed 110 houses, and between the elector and the French an inpenfe quantity of property. republic.
30. The incorporation of Bel- 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, OCTOBER.
NOVEMBER 3. Their majesties returned to
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 dreadful hurricane took 6. A dreadful insurrection broke place at two o'clock in the morning, out at Paris, which lasted several
in which vast numbers of buildings davs ; but the conventional troops
were destroyed, and many lives loft. at length overpowered the infor
9. Alderman Curtis sworn in gents : great numbers were killed lord-mayor of London. on both sides. Many of the con
II. Colonel Crawfurd's account spirators have since been executed
of the defeat of the French before 7. The Censeur of 74 guns, and Mentz published in an extraordithe greater part of the home ward- nary gazette. bound Mediterranean fleet, captur- I held their second meeting at Co
12. The corresponding society ed by a French squadron.
9. A gold mine discovered, near 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
tinent, driven on the coast of Ca
lais. the Sceptre man of war, lost on the rocks of Scilly, and many of her
17. The West India convoy, un
der the command of rear-admiral crew perished. The French army under the
Christian, driven back to port command of general Jourdan obliged the transports with troops on board
in a severe gale of wind, and five of to fall back from Mentz, and, on
lost. its retreat to the Rhine, experienced feveral defeats.
20. Advice received of the insur26. A numerous meeting of the rection in St. Vincent's having London corresponding society took been quelled; and of the capture place at Copenhagen house, for the of the Superbe French frigate, by purpose of adopting a remonftrance the Vanguard, of 74 guns. to his majefly, &c.
23. An account of the surrender 28. The new legislature of France of the Dutch colony of the Cape of organised.
Good Hope to his majesty's forces, 29. The British parliament met published in an extraordinary ga
zette. for the dispatch of business. - The king grossly infulted, and
25. The king of Poland made a
forinal surrender of his crown for a his perfon endangered, on his way to and from ihe boule of lords.
pension. - The treaty of commerce with
28. An account receiver of the America regularly exchanged.
defeat of general Pichegru by the
Auftrians. 31. Advice received of the capture of Simon's Bay, by vice-adini
DECEMBER. ral Elphinstone, &c. and of the de. 5. M. Carletti, the Tulian amtention of five ships found in the baslador, ordered to leave France harbour.
by the executive directory: -- A proclamation issued, offer
7. Mr. Pitt opened his budget, ing a reward of 1000l. for the ap- I when a debate took place on the