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Heaven? We have led out flocks to were rich, the evil would be but half as feed in the same meadows; there is no great, and that by means of a good deal harm in that. I have built a hut, you of money, cousins drew themselves out have taken pleasure in repofing in it; of trouble ; let us go and find out the there is no harm in that. You slept lord of the manor : he is rich, and not upon my knees ; I drew in your breath, proud; he is a father to us all; with and, that I might not lose one gasp, I him a shepherd is a man; and I have drew gently near you; there was no heard it said in the village, that he likes harm yet. It is true, that sometimes that they should get children. We will awakened by my caresses ...""Alas!" relate our adventure to him, and beg aid the sighing, “ there was no harm him to assist us in repairing the evil, if n that.”
there be any." " What would you It was in vain that they recalled to dare ? said the shepherdess ...“ Why neinory all that had passed in the hut; not?” replied Lubin : “ My Lord is liey saw nothing but what was natural goodness itself, and we should be the ind innocent, nothing of which any first unfortunate creatures whom he body had any room to complain, no. would have left without succour.” ching at which Heaven could be incensed. Behold then Annete and Lubin di" Yet that is all,” said the shepherd; recting their way towards the castle. " Where then is the crime? We are They alk to speak with his Lordship, cousins, so much the worse ; but, if and are permitted to appear. Annete, that does not hinder our loving, why with her eyes fixed on the ground, and ought it to hinder our marrying ? Am her hands placed one in another over I on that account less the father of my her round little waist, makes a modest child, and you less its mother? Mark curtsey, Lubin makes a leg and pulls off me, Annete! let them talk on : You his hat, the simple graces of nature. depend on no o.body, I am my own mal “ My Lord,” said he, “ here is Annete ter ; let us dispose of ourselves; every big with child, saving your presence ; one does what he pleases with his own and it is I alone who have done her property. We shall have a child ? So that injury. Our Judge says that we much the better. If it be a daughter, ought to be married, in order to get she 'will be genteel and amiable like children; I desire him to marry us. He yourself; if it be a boy, he will be alert says that is impossible, because we are and joyous like his father. It will be a cousins; but I think the thing may be treasure to us both. We will try who done, seeing that Annete is big with can love him beft; and, say what they child, and that it is not more difficult will, he will know his father and mo to be a husband than a father. The ther by the tender cares we fall take Bailiff gives us to the devil, and we reof him." It was in vain that Lubin commend ourselves to you.” The good talked sense and reason; Annete was man who liftened to him was obliged to not at ease, and her uneasiness redoub. conftrain himself, to with-hold laughing led every day. She did not compre. at Lubin's harangue. “ Children, hend the discourse of the Bailiff, and says he, “ The Bailiff is right. But this very obscurity rendered his re- take courage, and tell me how the afproaches and menaces more terrible. fair has happened." Annete, who had
Lubin, who saw her consuming here not thought Lubin's manner sufficiently self with forrow, laid to her one inorn touching, (tor Nature teaches women ing, “ My dear Annete, your grief the art of softening and gaining upwill kill me ; return to yourself, I be on men, and Cicero is but a novice leech you. I have this night thought to a young female petitioner) Annete of an expedient which may succeed for then spoke. “ Alas, my Lord," said us. The parson told me, that, if we she, “ nothing is more plain or' moio
natural than all that has happened to
Lubin and I from our intancy **RRRRRRRRRR kept sheep together; we carefled one another while infants; and, when we Froin the UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE. see one another continually, we grow up without perceiving it. Our parents are Narrative of all she late Proceedings redead; we were alone in the world. If lative to the Affair of Mr. Wilkes. we love not one another, said I, who will N the meeting of the Parliament, love us ? Lubin said the same. Leisure, the North-Biiton, Number 45, curiosity, and I know not what besides, was adjudged to be a leditious and danmade us try every method of teflifying gerous libel, and Mr. Wilkes complainthat we loved one another; and you fee ed of a breach of privilege : but Samuel what has befallen us. If I have done Martin, Esq; Member for Camelford, ill, I shall die with forrow. All that I and late Secretary of the Treasury, defire is to bring my child into the world, thinking himself affronted by Number in order to console him when I shall be
37 and 40 of the North-Briton, and no more.” “ Ah, my Lord," said Lu- that Mr. Wilkes was the author of that bin, bursting into tears, prevent An- abuse, took an opportunity, from what nete from dying. I should die 100, and had passed, of demanding fatisfaction ; that would be a pity. If you knew how on which a duel ensued, and Mr. Wilkes we lived together! you should have seen received a dangerous wound in the belo us before this old Bailiff struck terror ly with a pistol-ball. into our souls; it was then who should Pursuant to the order of the House of be gayeft. See now how pale and sor- Commons for burning the North Briton, rowful she is, the whosecomplexion could on Saturday, the 3d of December, the bave defied all the flowers of the spring. greatest mob assembled at the Royal ExWhat disheartens her most is, that they change that has been seen there for a threaten her that her child will reproach long while, to be spectators of this scene. her with its birth.” At these last words About half an hour after twelve, a man Annete was not able to contain her sobs. appeared with a large bundle of billet “ He will come then,” said the, “ to faggots, followed by Jack Ketch with a reproach me in my grave ” I only ask lighted link; on which the mob immeof Heaven to live long enough to give diately began hilling and hooting, &c. him suck ; and may I die the instant he After the taggots were put on the ground, has no need of his mother." At these it was with great difficulty the mob was words she covered her face with her a-' kept from seizing them from the Confta. pron, to hide the tears which overflow. bles, of whom there was a great numed it.
ber, who owed their preservation to The wise 'and virtuous mortal, whose their resolution, which never was so fuccour they implored, had too much much exerted by any Constables as on sensibility himself not to be touched with this occasion. From this time to the this affecting scene. “ Go, children," coming up of the Sheriff's, there was one said he; “ your innocence and love are continued hustling of the Constables, equally respectable. If you were rich, accompanied with thoutings, hissings, you would obtain the permission of love and pelting them with dirt. When Mr. ing one another, and of being united. Alderman Harley's chariot, which came It is not just that your misfortune Mould first, approached the place, the horses be deemed a crime.” He disdained not were so frightened at the noice, and the to write to Rome in their favour, and lighted link, that they could not be got Benedict XIV, consented with pleasure to it; on which Mr. Harley stepped out that these lovers thould be made man of his chariot, and, attended by the and wite.
City-marshal, Constables, &c. came and read the order for burning the
North Briton. All which time the noises
Against it: continued, and some dirt fell on his Alderinen, 2 ; Commoners, 36; Tell head. When he had done reading, the lers, 2 ; in all 40. North Briton was put on the link, but, The numbers being equal, the Lordbefore it began to blaze, it was knocked mayor addressed himself to the Court ost by the mob, and fell on the ground. in a speech ; and concluded with declarThe Sheriff then retired to his chariot, ing his opinion that the main question and the mob, breaking in upon the thould not be put. Contables, who surrounded Jack Ketch, But Mr Alderman Blunt, one of the teized the short billets, and began to fall Sheriff's of London, received a letter foul of the Constables, who were glad from the Speaker of the Honourable to retreat. Many persons were much House of Cominons, containing the uhurt, and Mr. Sheriff Harley's front- nanimous thanks of that House for conglass of his chariot was broke by a billet ducting himself (jointly with Mr. Althrown at it, and liimfelt slightly scratch- derman Harley, the other Sheriff) with ed on the head ; on which he jumped proper spirit and vigour in the execuout, and went to the Mansion-house, tion of the order of the Houses of Parwhere, soon after, a young fellow was liament for burning the North-Briton, brought for being active in the riot, and, Number 45.-Mr. Harley, the other after being examined, was committed Sheriff, is a Member of the House of to Newgate (on the oath of one of the Commons, and in that case, unless the Confiables) by the name of John Frank. gentleman for whom this honour is inlin.
tended be at a distance, it is usual for A Common-council of the city of the Speaker to thank him, viva voce, in London, being held hereupon, and fome the House. other affairs, on the gth of December, a Whilst these things were depending motion was inade, “ That the thanks concerning the burning of the Northof this Court be given to the Honoura Briton, one of the most interesting points ble Thomas Harley, and Riciard Blunt, of civil liberty was on Tuesday, the 6th Ilq; Sheriffs of this city, for their spi of December, determined in a cause in rited conduct in executing the order of Westminster ball, before the truly Paboth Housts of Parliament, and vindi triotic ard Right Honourable Lord Chies cating the honour and authority of the Justice Prati, and a special Jury of GenMagistracy of this city, in the late dan tlemen of the cunty of Middlesex, gerous riot in Cornhill on Saturday last i wherein John Wilkes, Elq; was plainand that Mr. William Hufiey, this city's tiff, and Robert Wood, Esq; Member Sollicitor, do profecute John Franklin, of Parliament for Brackley. and late now a prisoner in Newgate, for the in Under Secretary of State was defendant folent affault committed by liim upon (tor feiz ng Mr. Wilkes's papers, as the the said Sherift's in the execution of fupposed author of the North-Briton, their duty."
Number 45.) when after a hearing of Which, being seconded, was debat near fitteen hours, and many learned ed for some time ; after which a gentle, arguments on both sides, and a moit man moved a previous question, Whether masterly, pathetic, and eloquent charge, the taid mction Nould be put or no? given by his Lordliq, and the Jury And, iftor cuice holding up of bands, withdrawing for halt an hour, a verdict the Lord mayor declared that the ma. was given for the plaintiff, with one jurity was agaii It putting the main quel thousand pounds damages, with full tiun; upon whicli a devifion was made; colts of suit. and; upon telling the numbers there ap The Council for the plaintiff were peared,
Mr. Serjeant Glynn, Mr. Recorder of For putting the question : London, Mr. Stow, Mr. Dunning, Mr. Aldermen, 2 ; Cuminoners, 36 ; Tel. Wallace, and Mr. Gardiner ; and, for lers, ; in all 40.
the defendant, Sir Fletcher Norton, his appears best from the annexed letters, &c. Majesty's Sollicitor-general, Mr. Ser.
London, Dec. 7, 1753. jeant Nares, Mr. Serjeant Davy, and I should not do my duty if I did not Mr. Yates.
The Attorneys were, for acquaint you that the young Scotch Ofthe plaintiff, Mr. James Philipps, officer, that wanted entrance at your Cecil street; and, for the defendant, house, is a villain, and his intentions Philip Carteret Webb, Esq; Sollicitor are of a blackish dye. I had been in for the Crown, and Mr. Secondary his company for near four hours. That Barnes. It was thought there was the part of our conversation that relates to greatest concourse of people in West- you, consisted chiefly of his intentions minster-hall ever known, who thewed of inaffacring you the first opportunity, the profoundest attention to the discuss and that there was thirteen more Genfion of a cause that, in the highest de. tlemen of Scotland of the same refolugree, affected the most sacred and in- tion, and confederates of his, who was violable rights and liberties of English- resolved to do it, or die in the atteinpt. men ; and, immediately after the ver Last night, when your trial was over, dict was pronounced, there were the the Gentlemen at the coffee-house quitloudest acclamations that can possibly be ted the room that I was in (on account imagined. A large body of the people of the shouts in the hall) and left the went to Mr. Wilkes's house in Great Scotch hero and I together ; but I ab. George-street, with French horns, cry. ruptly left the room, and went after ing out, “ Pratt, Wilkes, and Liberty the people to Great George-street, and, for ever.” And they afterwards pro- on hearing a noise at your door, I went ceeded to Lord Halifax's.
up, and to my great surprise, saw the By this important decision, every Scotchman trying for entrance; I knockEnglishman has the satisfaction of see. ed, and had admittance, which enrag. ing, that his houfe is his castle, and is ed the hero so much, that he swore re. not liable to be searched, nor his papers venge against the servant, and was very pried into, by the malignant curiosity troublesome ; when I went out, I heard of King's Messengers, and an utter end a Gentleman taking himn to talk upon is put to this unconftitutional practice ; his vowing revenge on you or your serand it may be truly said, that no quef- vant, upon which I told the Gentleman tion was ever agitated in a Court of a small part of what I knew, and he Judicature of more interesting conse- put him in the hands of two watchmen, quences to Society.
and ordered him to the Round-house; The following Gentlemen composed but at the corner of Great George street, the Jury on this important trial, viz. I am told, he was rescued, and i'an a. Plukenet Woodroffe, of Chiswic, Esq; way. There was conversation passed William Baker, of Iseworth, Esq; Wil- between him and the company that is liam Clarke, and James Gould, of Ed. not safe to communicate by letter; his monton, Esqrs. Stephen Pitt, of Ken- principles and zeal make it unsafe for sington, Erq; Nathaniel Turner, of such an abandoned wretch to be at Hampstead, Esq; Jonathan Richardson, large. Your own discretion, I hope, of Queen’s-square, Esq; John Weston, will guide you to prevent any thing that Harry Blunt, Henry Bostock, John may be intended. Boldero, of Hatton-garden, Esqrs, and I am, with all respect, Sir, your's, John Egerton, of John street, Esq.
M. DARLY. The cause against Philip Carteret To Mr. Wilkes, Cranborn-alley, Webb, Esq; was put off, at the request Great George-str. Leicester-fields. of his Council, till the first fittings af Thursday morning at 9 Mr. Wilkes ter next Terin.
received the letter which follows : This trial was immediately followed
London, Dec. 8, 1763. by a very remarkable incident, which As I have something of consequence
to communicate to you, I should be several very rude and violent endeavours glad to know what time would be most to come into the house of the said Mr. convenient for me to call upon you this Wilkes; and upon his being refused by day; I called once before, and was re this deponent, threatened revenge to fused admittance. Be so good as send Mr. Wilkes, and also to this deponent, me an answer by my fervant, who will and, by the best description and intormwait for it. Lieut. Orchard of dra. ation which this deponent has been able goons, who is now in Scotland, desires to collect, he believes the said person's his compliments to you for the many name is Alexander Dunn. civilities shewn him when he was quar And this deponent Mathias Darly for tered near your country-seat; you may himself faith, That he this deponent did be assured, that many of the Scotch have yesterday write to Mr. Wilkes the letter still a regard for you, and none of them hereunto annexed (see it above) the more so, than your most humble and contents of which are true, and that the obedient servant,
Scotch officer therein alluded to is the
Alex. Dunn. faid Alexander Dunn; and this depoDirect to me at Mr. Whyte's, peruke. nent further faith, That he is not momaker, Lieutenant of marines. ved by any malice or resentment against To John Wilkes, Esq;
the faid Alexander Dunn, but thought
it his duty, as a member of society, to This matter now appearing to be too make the above intimations to Mr. serious to be neglected, the following Wilkes, in order that he might concert affidavit was made the same day the necessary measures for his personal (Thursday)
safety. And therefore the said John In the King's TOHN WILKES, of Wilkes craves fureties of the peace aBench, Aylesbury, in the coun- gainst the said Alexander Dunn, not
out of hatred or malice, but merely for ty of Bucks, Esq; Matthew Brown, fervant to the said Mr. Wilkes, and Ma- the preservation of his life and person thias Darly, of the parish of St. Ann,
and from danger. Soho, in the liberty of Westminster,
Matthew Brown, engraver, severally make oath; and first, the said ,
Mathias Darly. That he this deponent verily believes The deponent John Wilkes sworn at his that he is in danger of his life, from
house in Great George-street, Westthe wicked, malicious, revengeful, and
minster, he being indisposed the 8th unprovoked menaces of one Alexander
day of December, 1763, before me, Dunn, who (this deponent is informed)
W. Mapellden, by commission. is a Scotch officer; and between eleven Matthew Brown and Mathias Darly and twelve of the clock last tuesday e
sworn in Great Ormond-street, the vening demanded entrance into this de 8th day of December, 1763, before ponent's house in Great George-street,
E. Wilmot. Westminster, and threatened violence Upon which Mr. Justice Wilimot to his person; and this deponent fur- granted the following warrant. ther faith, That about nine of the clock
E. Wilmot, L. S.
Hereas I have received unto annexed (see it above) which, this to wit.
information on the deponent is informed, and verily be. oath of John Wilkes, Esq; Matthew dieves, is of the 'hand-writing of the Brown, and Mathias Darly, That one faid Alexander Dunn.
Alexander Dun, between eleven and And this deponent, Matthew Brown, twelve o'clock on Tuesday evening last, for himself faith, That he saw a perfon demanded entrance into the house of at the time first above mentioned make John Wilkes, and threatened violence VOL. III.