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(land. Vain are their thoughts, and all their actions And his head Aheming for a neighbour's Nor earth shall long their faint remembrance Two sons he left, each had a thousand bear,

pounds, Soon thali they pass away like fleeting air ; His daughter half as much in hoarded crowns. And when before their awful judge they The sons long penance bore, but now were come,

(doom.

free, Aghast they stand and trembling wait their And spent the hours in mirth and jollity; Their sentence past, far from the just they A tribe of fycophants, their liquors quaffd, go,

Excollid their 'wit, and at its poigance To dreadful darkness and perpetual woe : laugh'd! While the bleft few, who have their God Caprice the fway of reason had suppress'd, rever'd,

[reward. Whim role on whim, nor gave one moWith glorious crowns their Saviour shall ment's reft

(jeft. EUDOCIA, Till all was spent, and they the publick

But pinch'd by poverty, realon revivid, An EPISTLE to a FRIEND,

And they, by work, at competense argrown Old and Rich in Trade, wbicb be cannot be persuaded to refign.

Became sedate, rid of the mad'ning oar, He ebae lowerb filver, foall not be satisfied

And felt that peace, they never felt before. wirb filver ;

Far harder was th' unhappy daughter's

lot, Nor be that loverb abundance, witb increase,

Eccl. v. 10.

She married with a churl, a beau, a lot ;

Who spent her fortune, gave her many : HY

wound,

[town. ful ftrife,

And left her, with five children, on the More than enough thou hast, for private life;

Behold the end of Crispin's ardent In vain heav'n gives, if still thy wishes roll,

pray'r ! Come, let me tap this dropsy of the soul !

His days of drudg'ry! and his nights of care! Be bountiful, revive the drooping heart,

Bę wise, my friend ! let wisdom's voica Redeem the captive with the surplus-part ; Look on thy filver hairs, and moralize,

prevail,

And lay to heart the moral of my tale.
Transmit thy treasure to the safer skies ;
A drop of comfort to the orphan here,

Witney, March 14.

CRITO. Shall rise a fountain of refreshment there ! Quench in thy heart these avaritious fires, On a very pretty Young Gentleman, about Hear reason's voice, and bound thy vast Eigbreer, wbi appeared at a late Masquedelires !

rade in a Female Dress. Can gold bribe death, renew a lease of years? Iiro ; push on, and double all thy cares :

To walk in masquerade, But if to respite proves for wealth too hard,

So roft his air, so (weet his look,
Corre&t thy thoughts, and be upon thy guard;

He seem'd a beateous maid.
Conader who must thy poñiefions rule,
Say, will he be a wiseman, or a fool ?

With envy ev'ry nymph was mov'd,

To see their charms outdone;
Suppose the fift, thine is an ample ftare,
And if the lart, too little, were it more :

The enraptur'd (wains beheld and lov'd Excess of living, with a throw or two,

The blooming fair unknown. Shall all thy curious long-wrought scheme

Damon, forbear your dangerous sport,

And cheat our eyes no more,
Thy farms, and rent-rolls to a stranger go, Left your deluding form should hurt,
And all thy heaps of cath diffolve like (now; Beyond your power to cure.
Thy meager heir, when thy last field is sold,

The SPRING, A NEW SONG. Perhaps, will curse thy ill persuading gold.

ELCOME sun, and louthern him well,

[excel? In toils and watchings, who cou'd him Harbingers of birds, and flowers ; No man would make a penny farther go,

Welcome grots, and cooling Thades, No man was dealer to the plaints of woe į

Farewel balls, and masquerades. No man more ikill'd in tricks of usury, Blooming May approaches near; Or would with self-indulgence less comply; The lowing of she herds we hear ; Many hard winters, without fire, he past, The fat'ning lambs around us bleat, Krew no divergon, absent from his last ; While daisics (pring beneath their feet.

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182 Poetical Essays in APRIL, 1751. Birds are perch'd on every spray,

Had an exemption been to worth divine, Warbling their notes, to praise the day ; That right, of coure, great Frederick ! A thousand herbs their fragrance yield,

had been thine While cow lips cover all the field,

CRITO.
Sure 'tis time, that now we fee,

Solution of tbe Rebus in February last, p.
London, from thy smoak and thee :
Welcome joys, more pure and true;

89. By G. Rollos. Drums and routs, adieu, adieu.

WHE
WOMAN.

been put on;

And an Inn has a sign at the door : ER Eve was made the father of

Good liquor is often contain'd in a TON,

In which misers may hoard up their store, Survey'd his Eden with a penfive mind, And then to enliven, and brighten the With wand'ring steps the beauteous place scene,

IGREEN? explor'd,

(plor'd; What colour fo charming, as is the gay And with sad heart his lonely state deTho' all combin'd to entertain the light,

ANOTHER. And fruits delicious did the taste in vite,

Garment not wore, sure, is New, Tho'trees and flowers, with richest odours,

A house with a sign is an INN; grow,

Good measure to hold is a Ton, And all luxuriant nature could bestow,

And the fields in their beauty are GREEN, His being alone did all delight destroy,

On tbe SUPREME BEING. Nor could, till woman came, once taste a

(the same, Mmense thy power ! thro' all preceding Then raptures filled his mind, nought was

time

(rublime. And Eden now a Paradise became.

? hou reign'st Jehovah, king of kings, Woman still smooths the anxious brow E'er lofty mountains rear'd their tow'ring

head,

[ipread, And sooths our partions, with a pleafing air; Or the bright arch of heav'n o'er all was Without her men were wretched to excels, Thou wait the Father of the world to come, She heightens joy,and makesour forrow less.

Wrape in thy will all nature, as a womb.

As grass, frail man now blooms, and now Aremakable Epilapbon Mr. Alexander Rors,

decays,

(thy ways ? buried near the Communion Tabl, at ever

For, who can bound thy power, or know fley, in obe County of Hants.

Th' extent of time in all its circling round, TOSPES, liste gradum, cineresque los

A point, an atom in thy reck'ning found. adspice ; disces,

[ero : The hero's glory, and the sacred bult, Quid rum ; quid fueram; quidque fururus

With all the glare of pride, must fink to Ros fueram ; nunc sum pulvis ; mox um. duft : bra futurus ;

Titics and crowns and scepters be no more, Ros abiit; pulvis fpargitur ; umbra sugit.

Like praise that's writ upon a sandy shore. Quid rule es, disce hinc ; quid cuncta hu.

Th' eternal pow'rs of heav'n itself mult mana ; quid audi,

(nilvil. shake, Sunt quod ego; pulvis, ros, cinis, umbra, And all creation to the centre quake. Tbus translated.

How can man's arrogance rehst thy ire ?

When nations, kingdoms, nature, all ex. TOP, stranger, view this duft, and

pire.

[shall be. What I now am, what have been, what On seeing in Manuscript the Prem, intitled, I have been * dew, am dust, mall be a The Morning Walk, or Benefit of Ex

(Alcd. ercise. The dew is gone, duft scatter'd, the shade

Torbe AU THO R. What thyself art, hence learn, what all things are ;

[hear :

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OW good, how wise! thus to instruct What are all things in human nature

mankind, That they are all what I now am, be taught ; To make the body healthy, clear the mind, They're dust, are dew, are alhes, Madow, From perturbations freed, and black despair, -nought.

By moderate exercise, and morning air !

How pleasant, in the early blushing morn, Onibe Death of the PRINCE, extempore. When odours blow from ev'ry fragrant

thorn,

[fhine, Uncertain is the tenure e'en of kings ; When vallies with ten thousand beauties The fool, the wise, the little, and the great, And our isle seems, like Eden, half divine, Obey alike the call of ruling fate.

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Poetical ESSAYS in APRIL, 1751.
To wander, and imbibe the vernal breeze,

S ON G.
Impregnate with the balm of blottom'a E shepherds and nymphs, who inhabit
trees!

the plain,

(glad strain, Read but these maxims by example taught, Tune all your brick pipes, and be this the They'll entertain, but give no pain to Propitious the morn be that (miles on our thought ;

(mind,
sports ;

(courts : Here's nothing, but th' o'erfowing of a Free from envy, that constant attendant on To all the world benevolent and kind ;

'Tis ibe day ebas Alexas and Cbleris bave Which of content, and (acred peace posest, cb9fe

[xoes Is then, when others are, more fully Their bands to unite, and to sofren life's blest.

Ne'er on this day let contention be known; Pardon, great man! (if goodness gives the

Nor care, that for ever attends on a throne ;. name)

But, frolick and gay, let each nymph and Nor think it, to be prais'd by me, a Mame:

her (wain

[plain : For could my muse do justice to your mind,

In gambuls and sports fill rejoice on the You should be lov’d, esteem'd by all man

'Tis i be day tbat Alexas, &c. kind.

May Norms, that huge towers and castles SYLVANUS. invade,

(they are laid

And thake their proud tops till in duft CONCILIUM AMICABILE:

Fly harmless o'er them, and their cottage OR,

ne'er move ;

(their true love, Advice to a Friend at Rinsy. That each fhepherd may fing, who beholds.

'Tis ibe day ibat Alexas, &c. Wboremongers and adulterers, God will judge.

Heb. xiii. 4.

Free from malice and strife may the happy

pair live; HEN sultry autumn, and the dog

No misfortunes bemoan or unhappily grieve ; reign,

Content fill attend them in bed and at And deadly plagues infest each rural plain;

board ;

(with her lord : Abstain from burning lust, and filthy love,

He pleas'd with his fair, and the pleas'd The wounds of Cytharea mortal prove.

Sing the day that Alexas, &c. Just now, methinks, I see you stretch'd at length,

[strength ;

May fortune ne'er frown, or imbitter theis

days, Like Ærop's frog, depriv'd of healch and

(increase ;

But add to their loves, and their flocks still With half á nose, and ghafly looks, that

And blessings on bleilings each year may she pray

bring,

[fully fing, For gloomy night, and ficken at the day. If you, on Ep D--ns, do pleasure

That each shepherd and nymph may chear.

'Tis ibe day obat Alexas, &c.
take,
With e'ery tawdry lady of the lake ;

ESSAY on HAPPINESS.
Know, that falle colours are by pirates

OTHING, dear madam, nothing is
worn,
[ging torn ;

more true, That barks are Matter'd, and their rig

Thana Mort maxim much approv'd by you; Therefore, friend R t B-, guard

The lines are there : “ We by experience thy own.

know, O! stay at home, and rove not from thy

“ Within ourselves exifts our bliss or woe." wise,

Tho'round our heads the goods of fortune The only solid comfort of thy life :

roll,
Augment her joys ; be faithful to her bed ; Dazzle they may, but cannot chear the soul.
Thou would it not like it, if she horn'd Content, the fountain of eternaljoy,
thy head.

(pain, Can riches purchase, or can want destroy ?
Dear is the pleasure that is bought with No, born of heav'n, its birth it will main.
How many men have wicked whoredom tain,
Main ?

No Nave to power, nor the prize of gain : O! cursed lewdness, damn'd infernal Say, who can buy what never yet was told ? thing,

(bring? No wealth can bribe her, nor no bonds can
What mischiefs, what diseases, doft thou hold:
Thou send' At the soul to everlasting home, Sometimes the deigns to mine in lofty halls, :
Quite unprepar'd to meet its dreadful Buc found more frequent in a cottage walls;
doom;

Her flight from thence too often is decreedes
Whill in the earth the rotten body's laid, Then poverty is doubly cursid indeed.
To poison worms, before its time decay'd, Content and bliss, which differ but inname,
Repent, O! R-t, now, whill thou Alike in natures and their end the same,
hait breath,

Fait bound together in e:ernal chains.
For God will surely judge thee after dcastle This as the end-ile other an the means,

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Will ne'er divide. But who enjoys the one, " Is this man bleft ?-He may be loa
Muft find the other ere the setting fun.

" But when ?
Then where ? Ah where do these fair " Why, when his thousands rise to num-
fifters fly?

“ (hold, Beneath the northern or the southern sky? “ From ten to twenty, and from twentyCourts do they love ? the Senate, or the “ To one round million of bright sterling town,

[down?

o gold ;"
Or the fill village and the healthful Not there we stop, for avarice will crave
Say, do they like Humilo's humble vest, Till it Thall meet with its grand Gure, the
Or the gay diamonds on Belinda's breast ?

grave.
To none of these, alas! are they confin'd, Lavinia's bleft with all that man desires,
But the still bofom and the virtuous mind. With eyes that charm, and reason that in-
Sec Glaro seated on his gilded car, (war, spires;

[thining days,
Whore Atubborn paflions wage continual Youth, wealth, and friends, to gild her
Who cannot call that ravaged heart his own, The poor man's bleiling, and the rich
Where vice and virtue struggle for the man's praise ;

[extreme, throne.

With judgment sound, and touch'd by no
Sec rage appearing in that hoftile frown : Speech gently flowing, and a soul serene i
Now fears diftract him, and now pica- For ever pleasing, and for ever true,
sures drown,

By all admir'd, envy'd by a few :
Now turns to heav'n with repentant tears : “ Then she is happy, tho' beneath the sky,
But the next hour at his chaplain (neers : “ Hold, not fo harty :-Let her husband
This day a beast, the next a reasoning man; “ die."
Behold him right, then envy, if you can. Then who are happy, 'will be hard to
Pale Livia too who pants beneath the

say,
weight

Since undisturbid it seldom lasts a day :
Of irksom jewels and afflicting state ; For who in smiles beholds the morning fun,
Whose glass and pillow do her time divide, May weep before his Thort-liv'd journey's
At once oppress'd with fickness and with done.
pride.

All pleasures satiate, and all objects cloy ; The Thapely stays her aking ribs confine, We crave, we gralp, but loath the tarted and in her ears the fparkling pendents shine. joy :

(tune's smile, Yet not a joy the tortur'd wretch can feel, Nor wealth nor beauty, friends nor forBeyond Ixon on his rolling wheel.

Can bless our moments, tho' they may
See restless Chloc, fond to be admir'd, beguile :
Of joy impatient and as quickly tir'd; Nor wit with happiness can often grow,
When first her eye-lids open on the day, A helpless friend, if not an errant foe.
With eager haste the gobbles down her tea, Where then ? O where shall happiness
And to the park commands her rolling

be found?

(round, wheels,

Say, Mall we search the rolling world a.
Yet fighs and wishes for the rural fields : On borrow'd pinions travel chro' che lky,
Then back to cards and company she flies, Or to the centre drive our piercing eye?
Then for the charms of melting mufick dies. Ceare, busy fool : Is happiness thy care?
At cve the play, assembly, or the ball ; Pierce thy own breast, and thou wilt find
She hates them lingly, yet would grasp 'em

it there :

[expel,

Drive thence the parlions, and the guilt With languid spirits and appal'd defires, And call fair virtue to the polith'd cell ; She to her closet and her book retires. Call soft content with all her smiling train; But soliende offends the sprightly fair ; Peace for thy health, and patience for thy Reading Me loaths, and thought she cannot pain :

[know bear.

[flies, Then, not till then, O man, thy heart shall Then to her chamber and her couch the Bliss so ador'd, but seldom found below. Where gilded chario's swim before her eyes.

N E L L Y.
In vain for Deep Mhe folds her weary arms, DORN'D with grace, wit, sense, and
Who wou'd be Chloe to enjoy her charms?

sparkling ease, [please ; In yonder path Sir Thrifty we behold, Each charm to conquer, and each art to With heaver drooping, and with garments In manners modest, and with wisdom gay ; old;

In converse chearful, or intent at play ;
Whofe dirty linen Mews no mark of pride, Exempt from pride, tho' in the bloom of
Nor sparkling laces deck his Nender lide; youth ;
Whole heavy scul, a saucy wir would swear, A foe to wrangling, with a zeal for truth :
Was made exactly to his easy chair.

Crown'd with each gift of nature and of art,
Whore tasteless senses ask for nothing new, That can allure the sense or touch the heart :
Whose meals are tem prate, and whols Averle to censure, gentle in debate ;
pleasures few :

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N Saturday, March 30, came on the election for a member of parliament for Newark upon Trent, in the room of Job Staunton

Charlton, who accepted of place, (see p. 141.) when on the con. clusion of the poll the numbers stood thus, viz. for Mr. Charlton 280, and for Mr. Cracrost 276; fo that the former was rechosen.

TUESDAY, April 2, At the aflizes at Kingston, for the county of Surrey, the seven following criminals received sentence of death, viz. Thomas Stanley, for robbing justice Clark on the highway, of a watch and balf a guinea ; William Nisbet, for robbing Caffel Mellerín on the highway, of a horse, faddle, bridle and whip, and twelve shillings ; Joseph Fisher, for robbing Jane Friend on the highway, of a handketchief, a pound of lugar, and a quantity of worsted; Joseph Chambers, for robbing Sir Thomas Han. key of a gold watch, and two guineas and a half; James Mouser, for robbing Richard Solly and John Croft in a poft.chaise ; Robert Cheeseman, for robbing John Lang. ley on the highway, of 375, 5d. and Peter Matthews, for murdering an oyster woman at Croydon, Nisbet, Chambers, Cheeseman, and Matthews, were, on the 24th, executed on Kennington-Common.

THURSDAY, 4, Was beld a general court of the SouthSea company, in which a motion was made, That, as the company's term of trade with Spain was determined by the late treaty of peace between this crown and that of Spain, it is the opinion of this gee neral court, that 15 directors, with a governor, sub-governor, and deputy-gover. nor, are sufficient to manage the affairs of that company; and that in all future elections of directors, 15 only shall be ckofen. And the question being put, it pated in the negative. Whereupon a division was demanded, and the numbers Atood thus : Against the question 71. For the question 49. But a ballot was demanded, to be taken on the 18th.

THURSDAY, IT! This morning the five following male. factors were executed at Penenden-heath, near Maiditone, pursuant to their sentence, Viz. Anne Smith, for the murder of her bastard child ; Peter Furlonger, for rob. bing cape. Montague in a post.chaise.; and

April, 17586

Derby Hurley, Francis Conner, and George Steed, for several robberies on the higli. way.

A gang of the most notorious villains, who have (or many years past been concerned in robbing the merchants of this city of their goods and merchandize upon the river Thames, and several buyers and receivers of the fame, have been discovered by the information of one Joseph Hopkins, and several persons have been apprehended upon the same, and committed to the New Goal, Southwark, by William Hammond, Esq.

FRIDAY, 12, A fine and curious hearse, covered and 'lined with black velvet, and adorned with a crown and fix ducal coronets, was drawn by fix horses, covered with velvet hvods and tails, to Leicester-house, where the corpse of his royal highness was put in between 11 and 12 o'clock, twelve of his highness's servants attending the hearse, in deep mourning, and carried to the Prince's Chamber adjoining to the house of peers, attended by four of his highness's coaches, drawn by fix horses, in mourning. In the first were his grace the duke of Chandos, groom of the stole to his highness, and the earl of Middlesex, master of the horse, with the urn that contained the bowels of his royal highnels. In the second, the duke of Queensbury and the lord North and Guildford. In the third, Sir John Rush. out, Bart, and George Doddington, Erq; his highness's creasurer. In the last, Henry Drax, Esq; his highness's secretary, and

John Evelyn, Elq; followed by the remainder of his servants. All the horses in the several coaches were likewise covered with black velvet hoods, and their tails also covered with black velvet.

SATURDAY, 13. This morning, at half an hour after one o'clock, the bowels of his late royal highDels were carried from the Prince's Chamber by four yeomen to Henry the VIIth's chapel, attended by the dukes of Chandos and Queensbury, the earl of Middlesex, the lord North and Guildford, Sir John Rulhout, Bart. George Doddington, Henry Drax, and John Evelyn, Esqrs. and there interred. And at nine o'clock ac night the royal corpse was deposited in the same vault. The procession began at half an hour after eight, and passed thro' the Old Palace-yard to the south-east door of Westminder-abbey, and so direaly to Aa

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