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fire :

No, firs; to gain a heart, we must not Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, teize :

(please. Their harrow ost the stubborn glebe has Who would engage it, first should aim to broke ;

[field ! This part be mine : and, if I now succeed How jocund did they drive their team a. To my own wish, you will be pleas'd in- How bow'd the woods beneath their deed.

fturdy stroke! Then--for a trial : thus, I wave my hand, Let not ambition mock their useful toil, To prove the power of this inchanting Their homely joys and destiny obscure, wand.

Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile

The short and fimple annals of the On waving her wand, the scene opens,

poor. and discovers a beautiful valley, bordered The boaft of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, on each hand by forest trees, rising irregu- And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er larly, and forming from space to space va.

gave, rious gioves. The prospect behind is a Awaits alike th' inevitable hour ; landscape of woodlands, and of mountains The paths of glory lead but to the that ascend above one another, till the

grave. last seem to !ofe themselves in the sky, Forgive, ye proud! the involuntary fault, From the summit of the nearest hill a river If memory to these no trophies raise, pours down, by several falls, in a natural Where thro' the longdrawn ife, and frete cascade. The warbling of birds is heard.

ted vault

(praise. Then enter, first, a husbandman, his wife, The pealing anthem swells the note of and family ; afterwards, a shepherd and Can ftory'd urn, or animated bust, thepherdess ; and lantly, soldiers : All of Back to its manfion call the fleeting them finging the bleffings of freedom and

breath? peace.

Can honour's voice provoke the filent duft,

Or falt'ry sooth the dull cold ear of An ELIGY writtér in a Country Churcb

death? yard.

Perhaps in this neglected spot'is laid,

Some heart once pregnant with celestial THE curfew tolls, the knell of parting


Hands that the reins of empire might have The lowing herd winds flowly o'er the lea, Or wake to extasy the living lyre. The plowman homewards plods his weary But knowledge to their eyes ber ample page, way,

[to me.

Rich with the spoils of time, did ne'er And leaves the world to darkness and

unroll; Now fades the glimm’ring landskip on the Chill penury repressid their noble rage, fight,

And froze' the genial current of the fool,
And all the air a solemn Rillness holds ; Full many a gem of pureft ray serene
Save where the beetle wheels his droning The dark unlaihoni'd caves of ocean


freen, Or drowzy tinklings lull the distant

Full many a flow's is born to bluth un. Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tow'r, And waste its sweetness on the desart The moping owl does to the moon com.


(breast plain

[bow'r, Some village. Hampden, that with dauntless of such, as wand'ring near her recret The little tyrant of his fields with tood, Moleft her antient solitary reign.

Some mute inglorious Milton here may reft, Beneath these rugged eims, thac yew tree's Some Cromwell guildless of his country's Tade,

[ing leap,

(mand, Where heaves the turf in many a mould'r- Th' applause of liftening renates io com Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,

The threats of pain and ruin to despise, The rude forefathers of the hamlet To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, Пеер.

And read their hift'ry in a nation's eyes, The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, Their Int forbad: nor circumscrib'd alone 'The swallow twitt'ring from the straw. Their growing virtues, but their crimes built thed,


confin'd, The cock's fhrilt clarion, or the echoing Forbad to wade i hro' Naughter to a throne, No more thall rouze-them from their And fhut the gates of mercy on manlowly bed.


kind, For them no more the blazing hearth Mall The struggling pangs of conscious truth to Or busy house. wife ply her evening care, hide,

(thame, No children run to lisp their fire's return, To quench the blushes of ingenuous Or climb his knees the envy'd kiss to Or heap the shrine of luxury and pride Mare.

With incense kindled at the muse's fame.

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Poetical Essays in M ARCH, 1751. 135 Far from the madding crowd's ignoble “ There (catter'd oft, the earliest of the ftrife,


[“ lets found ; Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; “ By hands unseen, are showers of vio. Along the cool fequefter'd vale of life,

« The red-breast loves to build and war. They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.

“ ble there,

[“ ground.” Yet ev'n these bones from insult to pro. “ And little footsteps lightly print the teat

Tbe E P I T A PH.
Some frail memorial Kill erected nigh,
With uncouth rhymes, and Thapeless cul.

ERE refts his head upon the lap of

earth ture deckt,

(known : Implores the palling tribute of a high, A youth to fortune and to fame unTheir name, their years (pelt by th' un.

Fair science frowa'd not on his humble birih, letter'd mule

And melancholy mark'd him for her own, The place of fame and elegy supply,

Large was his bounty, and his soul fin And many a holy text around the strews,

cere, That teach the rustick moralint to die.

Heav'n did a recompence as largely fend ;
For who to dumb forgetfulness a prey,

He gave to mis'ry (all he had) a tear :
This pleasing anxious being e'er re.

He gain'd from heay'n ('twas all he

wish'd a friend,
Left the warm precinds of the chearful

No farther seek his merits to disclose,

(hind ?

Or draw his frailtics from their dread Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look be

abode, On some fond breast the parting roul relies,

(There they alike in trembling hope repose) Some pious drops the closing eye re.

The borom of his father and his God. quires;

Strip. Me-Naked, or Royal Gin for ever.
Ey'n from the tomb the voice of nature

Awake and faithful to her wonted fires,
For thee, who, mindíul of th' unhonour'd

{bake. dead,

Pawn it :-No more I'll roast, or boil, or Dort in these lines their artless tale relate, This juice immortal will each want supply. If chance by lonely contemplation led, Starve on (ye brats !) so I but bung my eye, Some kindred spirie Thall inquire thy

Scarve! No !--This Gin does mother's milk excel ;

[repel. Haply fome hoary.headed (wain may say, Will paint the cheeks, and hunger's darts

Oft have we leen him at the peep of The skillet's pawn'd already.-Take this dawn


(lap., “ Brulhing with hasty steps the dews away, Round my bare head I'll yon brown paper “ To meet the sun upon the upland Ha ! half my petticoat was tore away " lawn.

[“ beech, By dogs (I fancy) as I maudlin lay, " There at the foot of yonder nodding How the winds whistle thro' each broken " That wreaths its old fantastick roots


[rain ! so high,

[“ tretch,

Thro' the wide.yawning roof how pours the " His listless length at noon-tide would he My bed tead's crack'd ; the cable goes hipAnd pore upon the brook that babbles


(dial drop i [“ in scorn,

But see! the Gin! Come, come thou corHard by yon wood, now smiling as Thou sovereign balsam to my longing heast! Mutt'ring his wayward fancies, he

Thou husband! children ! - all! We « would rove :

[“ forlorn,

must not part ! Flane it goes : « Now drooping, woeful, wan, like one' (Drinks.) Delicious !-0 !--Down the red " Or craz'd with care, or cross'd in Now I'm a queen, and trample on my woes. “ hopeless love,

Inspir'd by Gin, I'm ready for the road ;
“ One morn I miss'd him on the custom'd Cou'd foot my man, or fire the king's

[“ tree,

(round and round: “ Along the heath, and near his fav’rice

Ha! my brain's crack'd. -The room furas “ Another came, nor yet beside the rill,

Down drop the platters, paos :-I'm on Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood

the ground;

(care I? was he :

My tatter'd gown flips from me:-what " The next, with dirges due, in fad array, I was born naked, and I'll naked die. “ Slow thro' the church-way path we " saw him borne ; ["* the lay

The HEROINES : or, Modern Memoirs. “ Approach and read (for thou can't read) « Gravid on the tone bencash yon aged


(chaste, When Bilih dames for conscience. sake

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If some frail nymph, by youthful passion This now, perhaps, is wrong--yet this we sway'd,

know, From virtue's paths incontinent had tray'd; 'Twas senle and truth a century ago : When banish'd reason re-assum'd her place, When Britain witla transcendent glory The conscious wretch bewail'd her foul dir- crown'd, grace ;

(years For high atchievements, as for wit reFled from the world and pass'd her joyless nown'd,

(part, In decent solitude and pious tears :

Cull'd from each growing grace the purest Veiled in some convent made her peace And cropt the flowers from every, bloomwith heav'n, (given. ing art.

(talk And almost hop'd-by prudes to be for- Our noblest youth would then embrace the Not so of modern whes th'illustrious Of comick humour, or the mystick marque. train,

'Twas theirs t'encourage worth, and give Renown'd Constantia, Pilkington, and-,

to bards Grown old in fin, and dead to am'rous joy, What now is spent in boxing and in cards : No acts of penace their great souls em- Good senso their pleasure-virtue still cheir ploy i

(vance, guide,
Without a bluch behold each nymph ad- And English magnanimity—their pride.
The luscious horoine of her owo romance ; Methinks, I see, with fancy's magick eye,
Each harlot triumphs in her loss of fame, The shade of Shakespear, inyon azure sky.
And boldly prints and publishes her shame. On yon high cloud behold the bard advances

Grasping all nature with a single glance :
On Miss

In various attitudes arcund him stand

The paffions, waiting for his dread comHELL me no more of Celia's face,

mand. of Chloe's locks, or Cynthia's air ; First kneeling love before his feet appears, Venus has lavish'd ev'ry grace

And musically fighing melts in tears. On the more beautecus PH. Near him sell jealousy with sury burns, Adieu, ye city belles; no more

And into storms the amorous breathings Your Nudied charms have pow's to move :

turns ;

[draws near, Take, ye fantastick beaus ! the store ; Then hope with heaven-ward look, and joy Tis Polly I alone can love.

While palsied terror trembles in the rear. No coral, jet, nor damask rose

Such Shakespear's train of horror and Shall paint her lips, or checks, or hair ;

delight, Not all the products Flora shows,

And such we hope to introduce to night. Can with fair Polly's charms compare.

But if, tho' just in thought, we fail in fact, Upon her beauteous face is fix'd

And good intention ripens not to a&, 'The queen of love's triumphant sway;

Weigh our design, your cenfure fill defer While Cupid and the Graces mix'd

When truth's in view, 'tis glorious e'en to

Around her eyes for ever play.
Ah! why so many charms confessid,

In one angelick form fo fair?
Were they to wound a hopeless breaft

Spoken by DESDEMONA.
Or drive the admirer to despair ?

RUE woman to the last-my perotaO torture dreadful to be bore ! Still to behold, yet ftill co pine :

I come to speak in (pight of suffocation ; Or let me never see her more,

To shew the present and the age to come, Or let the beauteous prize be mine.

We may be choak'd, but never can be dumb. Hatfield, March 12,


Well now, methinks, I see you all run oui, 1750.

And haste away to lady Bragwell's rout;

Each modish sentiment to hear and weigh, An Occasional PROLOGUE 10 OTHELLO,

Of those who nothing think, and all things as it was alled at Drury Lane Theatre,

fay. by Persons of Diflinction for ibeir Diverfion. Prudella first in parody begins. CHILE mercenary

actors tread the (For nonsense and buffoonery are twins) stage,

" Can beaux the court for theatres exAnd hireling Scribblers lash or full the age,


[frarot Ours be the task t'inttruct and entertain, 1swear by heaven 'tis ftrange, ris pelling Without one thought of glory or of gain. " And very whimsical, and mighty dull, Virtue's her own from no external cause “ Ard puriful, and wond'rous pitiful : She gives, and the demands the self-ap- I will i bed not heard i-Blefied dame!" plause :

[relt bays, Whene'er the speaks, her audience with the Home to her breast me brings i he heart, lamc. Heedless alike of profit, and of praise.




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Poetical ESSAY'S IN MARCH, 1751. 137
Next Neddy Nicely—“ Fye, O fye, good Let lively fümmer bring his roaft,

December Harriot's beauties boait,
A narty man to make his face all black." And spring his nymph prefer ;
Then lady Seiffneck Mews her pious rage, The child of winter's honour'd day,
And wonders we thou'd act-upon a flage. And Clora, sweetest fow'r of May,
Why ma'me, says Coquetilla, a disgrace? Shall yield the palm to her.
“Merit in any form may thew her face : Should goddeffes 'gain leave their skies,
“ In this dull age the male things ought to And bid a Paris judge the prize

(say. With more than woman's war;
«« To teach them what to do, and what to He'd call earth's beauty from the thade,
In short, they all with different cavils cram With one attractive blush array'd,

And give the fruit to her.

And only are unanimous to damn us.
But still there are a fair judicious few,

On reading ibe following Inscription, Gin
Who judge unbiass'd, and with candour

fold here, cbalked at the Entrance of a view;

very opulent Fabrick, not many joco Who value honesty, tho' clad in buff,

Miles from ibe Parade,
And wit, tho'dress'd in an old English ruff. F Gin, the mighty reservoir behold,
Behold them here-1 beaming sense descry,

Where Satan's p-s is chang'd to
Shot from the living luitre of each eye.

fterling gold, Such meaning smiles each blooming face

A femblant miracle in Rome was wrought, adorn,

When patriot Titus (melt the tribute groat. As deck the pleasure, painted brow of morn;

ADVICE from a Matron to a young Lady, And shew the person of each matchless fair, ' , and ,

conserning WEDLOCK.

'ER you read this, then you'll suppose, But an imperfect image of their mind; While chastity unblemith'd and unbrib'd Thro' means of poetry hath chose Adds a majestick mein that scorns to be His passion to discover. describ'd :

No, fair one, I'm a matron grave,

Whom time and care hath wasted,
Such we will vaunt, and only such as these,
'Tis our ambition, and our fame to please.

Who would thy youth from sorrow save,
S () NO.

Which I've in wedlock tasted.
OW happy is Damon, who feels not Thy tender air, thy chearful mein,
the smart

[fond heart; Thy temper so alluring,
Of Cupid's Tarp arrows, that pierce the Thy form for conquest well design'd,
Whose roul's not confin'd by the setters of Gives torments paft enduring ;
love !

[above. And lovers, full of hopes and fears,
From which, O! defend me, ye powers

Surround thy beauties daily,
Young Chloe is fair as the sun at noon day,

Whilft yet, regardless of their cares,
To lean on her bosom a hermit would pray;

Thy moments pass on gaily.
Oft-times have I thought her immortal hy

Then pass them, charmer, gailier on,

[to earth,

A maiden whilst you tarry ;
And that Jove sent a goddess from heav'n For, troth, your golden days are gone,

The moment that you marry.
But when I discover'd the pride of her mind,
And her temper more fickle than whistling

In courtship we are all divine,
(my eyes ;

And vows and prayers enfue us ;
I thank'd the kind gods, who had open'd

Darts, fames, and tears adorn our Miine,

And artfully men woo us.
And praised my friend Damon, and vow'd
I'd be wise.

Then who'd the darling power forego,
The 1616 of February, being ibe Birth-Day Which ignorance bas given ;
of Mrs. C. D.

To ease them of eternal woe
MILE, happy day, with charms im. Muft we resign our heaven?

No, marriage lets the vizard fall,
From thee be ever far remov'd,

Then cease they to adore us ;
The winter of the year ;

The goddess links to housewite Moll,
Bid ocean roll a silver tide,

And they reign cyrants o'er us.
Bid stormy Boreas' rage subside,

Then let no man impression make
And all be calm and fair.

Upon thy heart so tender,
Bid the stream murmur, Zephyr blow, Or play the fool, for pity's sake,
Bid Phæbus (mile, and Britain know

Thy quiet to surrender.
A day, his lavirite ifle ;

Lead apes in hell! there's no such thing,
Bd the plum'd choir to raise their lays,

Those tales are made to toolus,
And nature pleas'd all ling thy praise, Tho' there we had better bold a Hring,
'Tis Celia claims their (mile,

Then here let monkeys rule us.
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Monthly Chronologer.

General court of the S. S.
company was held on Feb.

28, when a bye-law was
A agreed on for dividing up-

on questions that may a-
risein tu'ure general courts;

and a motion was made for applying to parliament for something more than what is ripulated by the late treaty with the king of Spain; but another motion was made for adjourning, and carried.

-This court was acquainted from the secretary of state, that his majesty had given for answer to the company's address presented to him some time ance, that he had obtained from the king of Spain all that lay in his power, so that no more could possibly be expected.

FRIDAY, March 1. Was held a court of common council at Guildhall, when a motion was made, and a committee appointed, to draw up a petition to parliament, for leave to bring in a bill to remedy many abuses in the fish ery of the river of Thames ; who im. mediately withdrew, and soon returned with an address, which, after being read, was ordered to be presented to the Hon, house of commons by the theriffs, which was accordingly done on the same day.

Another motion was made and unania mously agreed to, that a committee be appointed to enquire into the annual allowance made to the lord mayor of this city ; and what the several lord-mayors, for ten years past, may have received in right of their office of lord mayor, and for what end and purpose such allowance was made and granted ; and to report their opinion to the court.

MONDAY, 4. The fellions ended at the Old-Bailey, when the seven following criminals received sentence of death, viz. Henry Cro. ver, for ftealing a black gelding ; Joseph Burroughs, for forging and publishing a warrant or order for id. 1os. Richard But. ler, for affifing in forging a seaman's will; john Carr, for publishing a false letter of attorney ; Mary Carny, for publining a seaman's forged power of attorney; George Barty, for forging an indortement on the back of a seaman's ticket; and John Alkins, for a burglary.

TUESDAY, 12. His majesty went to the house of peers with the usual solemnity, and gave the royal atsent to the tollowing bills, viz. An act for continuing and granting to his majesty certain duties upon malt, mum,

cyder and perry, for the service of the year 1951; An act for granting to his majesty a certain sum of money therein mentioned, to be rai ed by way of annuilies and a lottery, and charged on the linking fund, redeemable by parliament : An act for enlarging the term and powers granted by an act palled in the 12th year of his present majesty, for repairing the road between Stamford and Grantham in the county of Lincoln, and for making the fime more effectual : And to four private bills.

THURSDAY, 14. Was held a general court of the governor and company of the Bank of England, when a dividend of 2 { per cent. was agreed to for interest and profits for the half year ending at lady-day: The warrants to be delivered the 22d of April.

WEDNESDAY, 20. About ten o'clock this night departed this lise, at Leicetter- house, to the unspeakable grief of the whole nation, the most high, puillant, and most illustrious prince, Frederick-Lewis, (eldest son of our most gracious sovereign) prince of Great Britain, electoral prince of Brunswick-Lunenburg, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and Rothersay, duke of Gloucester and Edinbuigh, marquiss of the ide of Ely, earl of Chetter, Carrick, and Eltham, viscount of Launcelton, baron of Renfrew and Snaw. don, lord of the ines, steward of Seotland, knight of the most noble order of the garter, one of his majesty's privy council, chancellor of the university at Dublin, fellow of the royal society, fault commissioner for building the royal hospital at Greenwich, and governor of the British White Herring fishery, &c.

This excellent and amiable prince was born, Jan. 20, 1706.7; and on April 27, 1735, married the princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha ; who, by her close and confant attendance on her royal confort in this his last fatal illness, kept up the greac pattern, the has all along been, of conjugal and maternal affection. By this lady, who is now again advanced in her pregnancy, his royal highness has left issue five fons and three daughters, viz. Princess Au. gusta, born July 31, 1737.----Prince George, born May 24, 1738 ; who fuc. ceeds his royal father as heir apparent to the crown of these realms, &c. - Prince Ed. ward. Auguflus, horn March 14, 1738.9.Princets Elizabeth Caroline, born Dec. 30, 1740.--Prince William-Henry, born Nov. 14, 1743.- Prince Henry-Frederick, born


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