To the Author of the New-England Courant.
S I R, Rhode-Island, June 25.
The following Lines which are the Production of a Rhodian Muse, I desire you to insert in your next Courant; but not with a Design that they would be thought to run Parrallel with the losty Kitelic Strains which flow from those celebrated Bards, that have had the Advantage of breathing a more Sublime Air than we, who are confined within these narrow Limits.
In the days of old, when Shepherdess and Swain,
Supinely lodg'd all Night on flow'ry Plain;
Incircled in each other's Arms, would be
The faithful Shepard and his constant She,
Serenely blest, the Nights thus stole away,
and Morning Blushes usher'd in the Day:
Where lovely flowers did unfold their sweet
And fragrant Smells, the early Lovers greet;
No soft deluding Art was then in Use,
No haughty Female, nor was Man profuse;
But calm and undisturb'd the lowly Pair,
In humble Weeds appear'd, exempt from Care.
A Vein of Health ran through their moulding Clay,
To prop that Life which swiftly hasts away.
Their Nymphs were deck'd with Innocence & Truth
The lasting Transports of their blooming Youths;
These are the Odours which perfume the Tust,
The Balm that sooths the Animated Dust;
Then through the gloomy Scene these found the Way,
Such Paths must lead unto Eternal Day.
Yours, & c.
Hague, March 3. All our Advices from France continue as favourably as can be expected in relation to the Plague; that Distemper every where abating sufficiently to give Hopes of its speedy Cessation. Letters from Vienna and the North continue to mention the great Preparations of the Czar and the Turks; and through the latter would perswade the Christians not to take any Umbrage, 'tis plain they will at least take Precautions. The Eyes of Europe seem to turn more at present toward the Congress of Cambray at the Opening of which our Politicianss give out we shall hear something New: But whether that Time be so near as they imagine, is what may believe they have Reason to question.
Paris, March 4. The Insanta Queen arrived at the Place of the Old Louvre on Monday the 2d instant, about Five in the Evening, being met by the King at her Alighting, who conducted her into her Apartment. The next day, she received the Compliments of the principal Courtiers of both Sexes; and it was observe'd that most of the Ladies imitated her Majesty's Dress in Body-Coats and in their Hair. The Dutch Ambassador, Mynheer Hop, had like to have been trampled upon in the Croud at the Queens Entry; his Horse having started and thrown him. The Parliament did not assist in the Cavalcade; nor would they open a Letter they received the Night before, because the Contract of the King's marriage was not according to Custom Register'd in their Court. On Saturday last, the Seals were taken from Monsieur Daguesseau, and given to Monsieur d'Armenonville, Secretary of State, whereupon the former is once more retired to his Country Seat at Fresne. The Mareschal de Bezons is likewise retired; and Men talk of some Letters to banish certain Persons of Distinction.
Paris, March 6. 'Tis reported here, but we know not upon what ground that the Princess of Modera is dead. The Duke de Noailles, Grammont, Charost
and some others; as also the Mareschals de Villars and Tallard are in daily Expectaton of sealed Letters from the King, to order them, after the Example of the Chancellor, to repair to their Country Seats. Yesterday about Five in the Afternoon, The Insanta-Queen, accompany'd by the Dutchess de Ventadour, the Princess de Soubize, the Dutchess de Tallard, and Mademoiselle de la Lande, made a Visit to the King, who met her at the Entrance of his Guard-Room. She made her Reverence to his Majesty, who having embraced her by the Hand and led her into his Apartment, where she tarry'd almost an Hour. During this time the Chambers upon the Terrass near the Chappel were fired. The King's Coach wherein the Insanta-Queen sat, was preceded by two others, and guarded by six of his Majesty's Lite-Guard with a Sub Brigadier.There were likewise six of the King's Pages, and as many Footmen. The Feasts to be made upon this young Princes's Account, by the King, the Regent, and the City, will last from Sunday to Thursday next.
London, April 21. We have advice that the States General have at length resolved to own that the Czar in Quality of Emperor.
We are advised that an Alliance is now certainly sign'd between France, Spain, and the Czar, and that a Treaty is on Foot between the Emperor, the King of Poland, and the Elector of Bavaria.
Our Letters from all Parts of Europe prognosticate a War, and many of the Emperors Troops having already received Orders to march to Italy, it is very probable, that that Country will be the Theatre of War.
Boston, July 9. Our Merchants have Advice, that the Pirates still continue on this coast, and have taken Capt. Mulberry outward Bound from this place.
Custom-House, Boston. Entered Inwards.
Joseph Jackson, John Niggs, and Samuel Beckwith from New Hampshire, James Lewis, Gersham Cobb, John Wharfe, Isaac Freeman, and Barnabas Lathrop from Connecticut, Peter Mudock, and Thomas Davis from Long- Island , Paul Starbuck and James Ferguson from North Carolina, Jonathan Bull from Virginia, William Hinder from Antigua, John Venteman from Jamaica, Samuel Broadhurst from New York, and John Hovenden from St. Lucas, Roger Dench from New Foundland, George Boutillier from Cape Francois, Ebenezer Putman from Barbadoes, and Henry Timberlake from St. Christophers.
John Flood for New Hamshire, David Yeamans for New York, Joseph Gorham, and Joseph Allen for Connecticut, Hosea Lhommedieu and Benjamin Lhommedieu for Long-Island, Richard Quick for South Carolina, Thomas Astonnn for Antigua, Nicholas Davis for Surranam, Henry Clark, Ship Patience and Judith for London.
Tomas Copping, and William Blake for North Carolina, Peter Mudock for Conneticut, Thomas Davis for Long-Island, Philip Lewis for Surranam, Robert Peate for Jamaica, Samuel Mould for West Indies.
RAN away from his Master, Mr. Joseph Franklin of Boston, Tallow-Chandler, on the first of this Instant July, an Irish Man Servant, named William Tinsley, about 20 Years of Age, of middle Statue, Black Hair lately cut off, somewhat fresh-colored Countenance, a large lower Lip, of a mean Aspect, large Legs and heavy in his going; He had on when he went away, a Felt Hatt, a white knit Cap striped with red and blue, white Shirt and Neckcloth, a brown Colour'd Jacket almost new, a Frieze Coat of a dark Colour, grey Yarn Stockings, leather Breeches trim'd with Black, and round to'd Shoes. Whosoever shall apprehend the said Runaway Servant, and him safely convey to his abovesaid Master, at the blue Ball in Union Street, Boston, shall have Forty Shillings Reward, and all necessary Charges paid.