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WHENA Jove had feen Belinda's


59 But gracious heav'n this too heftow, Whether thy flowing pencil, o'er the brow That those might mourn our bier might Of vertal beauty, (preads angelick grace :

Whether the nervous line, impassion'd
Our passing knell with grief might hear ;

Nor freeze, on pity's cheek, the tear ; Speaks all ihe virtue of a patriot foul ;
And let them, when they'd read our stone; Sets forth the sparkling eye of honour, full,
Say, for the little good we'd done-

In some exalted chief; or, in the form
Ye happy pair from trouble freed; Of swelling eloquence, seems to command
" When living, lov'd; and mourn'd, when Attention : Whether in the rural scene,

You trace secluded nature to her wild

Recess ; pursue her by the willow-thaded

brook, charms,

The dairy'd meadow, or the virid grove; He felt a pleasing smart

The winding glade, the lofty waving wood, While Cupid rush'd with conq'ring arms,.

The scarce-frequented cople, the mossLike lightning through his heart.

edg'd fount,

[rock :

The steril heath, dank moor, or craggy
He vow'd revenge, and with a frown,
Swore by the river Styx,

In all expanded fancy lively mines,
The son of Venus he'd throw down

Through all unerring judgment beauteous'

reigns, From heaven, for such tricks.

Correctly regular, and nobly free.. Hearing these words, with great surprize,

What youthful Ammon, in his glorious The boy to Paphos few ;


(breach, While tears did trickle from his eyes,

Perform'd on Granic's flood, or Gaza's Like drops of morning dew.

Apelles with an equal luftre drew. What means thy grief ? che goddess cry'd, (1) Timanthes rather Atrove to charm the Or who has hurt my son ?


(like hand The trembling urchin thus reply'd :

Than please thy eye. By Guido's godAlas ! I'am undone.

(2) Lucretia bleeds afreth. Thy sacred form, I from Olympus must depart,

13) Melfah, evin in death, Atrongly proAt angry Jove's command,

claims (Because I struck him with a dart)

Divinity, beneath Coracci's line :
Upco some unknown land.

(4) Nor less it strikes, when Titian's pencil

Ske said, my child, pray be at rest,
Unto the earth repair ;

The Lamb of Innocence, arraign'd before Fly down upon Belinda's breast,

The throne of Pilale : Or, when Raphael You'll bind a heaven there.


With more than mortal extasy, confessid To Mr. WORLICHE, on seeing his beautiful The God, in all his majesty divine, Colle&tion of Pictura under ibe Little Piazza

(5) From Tabor's mount ascending througla in Covent Garden.

a sky ,

Of golden radiance. Who thy final day, , soil

(6) Great Angelo, can see without surprise, Where thy dear Raphael liesinurn'd: Oh! Approach without an awe? Or, Paulo. And with thy presence bless the Britis ine; who

[row'r ? Where genius, working her ideal schemes, (7) That views thy Venus, can defy her Invites thee. -See, she comes! Hesperia Or while Correggio, with his tender brede feels

[scends, Of flowine colours, from his pencil drops No more he: gracious step ; here The de- (8) Grace, youth, and beauty, as his Danae And makes thy bosom, Worliche, her re

lies, treat.

Who dares not think her worthy of a Jove! Hear'n-favour'd artist! at thy happy Yet all their glorious arts, conceptions touch

Ipir'd, A new creation rises into life,

Their flow of foaring fancy, heav'n-in

And (1) A celebrated Greek pointer. (2) A Lucretia, in obe palace Balbi at Genoa, one of be most excellent pieces of Guido Reni. (3) A Christ taken down from ebe cross, in ibe cburcb of Si. Francis Ala Ripa at Rome, a beautiful piece by Annibal Caraccia (a) je. sus Christ before Pilate, one of the bell pieces of Titian Vicelli, in ibe palace Justiniani in Rome. (5) Tbe transfiguration of our Saviour, in San Pietro Montorio in Rome, obe majter-piece of Raphael Urbin, and the very triumph of painting. (6) Tbe last judgment, in the cbage of St. Sixtus in Rome, being tbe nobles produktion of Michael Angelo Buonaroti. excellent piece in the gallery of tbe palace of Colonna in Rome, by Paul Caliari, commonly called Paulo Veronese. (8) A Danae in the palace Ghidi in Rome, one of tbe most exa quifile pictures tbas ever come from the bones of Antonio, common's called Correggio.

COME:Foddess of the pencil ! quit the

rich ;

(2) An


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thaffette I Portentous, o'er aftonith'd Africk parts

And all their force of judgment, felf-in-- covers the utmost magnanimity, and (corr. formid,

ing lo base a death, by an unparallel'd pree Are not extinguish'd : Genius loves her foil sence of mind, erects a structure of all his Of freedom ; Worliche, here, she reigns in rarities, and setting fire to it, prepares to thee. BIN. SEDGELEY. throw himself amidst the flames. The

god, taking the sacrifice of lo large a col. From the Dublin Papers.

lection as a full submission, consents to spare To ibe Earl of CHESTERFIELD.

his life ; but, to frustrate his present ex

pe&ations, directs the cloud of duft to fall Upreme in wit, all reason's pow'r ex

on the petrified city, which is thereby buplor'd.

ried. Scriblerus, unable to survive the loss Far above earth the foul of Stanhope foar'd,

of his treasures, is prevented from profe. Saw the pure transcript of th'eternal mind,

cuting his design of burning himself by a And social virtue, such as heav'n defign'd, miracle wrought by the interposition of Her facred form his ready pencil drew, the god Momus. After a fruitless search Dipt in fresh colours of celestial bue ; of fix days more, his companions press Then taught, unstain'd by pride, unvex'd him to return. Scriblerus's speech to by Atrife,

[p. 550.) them : He perfifts in his resolution of conThe true OEconomy of Human Life. (Scé

tinuing the search, till he is diffuaded from

it by Albertus, who relates to him a fictiAnotber. On tbe OEconomy of Human Life,

tious dream. Scriblerus pronounces an TOST of our moralists, with trite essay, elogy on prophetick dreams. He recounts

Manag'd the fickly mind, in Galen's his own dream ; and laments the scarcity way :

and uncertainty of all other modern oraFor, let the malady be what it will,

cles. Albertus advises him to consult a The Charlatan muft (crawl a tedious bill.

Morosoph, whom he describes. Such cloying med'cines, not prepar'd with ,

(part. The Petrified City is obus described.

N dread night, petrifying , This grateful panace, with subtile pow'r,

[hour. Whose fury, spent on one devoted town, Searches the heart, within one happy Transform'd the whole, with Gorgon force, The patient, who loath'd remedies before, to stone, Quaffs it, with greedy haste ; then fighs Each softer substance, in that direful hour, for more.

Ev'n lise, confess'd the cold petrifick pow'r;

While yet the plies the dance, the bụrom Anorber. Tbe Wonder and no Wonder.


[vade : T makes me smile, when solemn fools Feels the chill pangs her stiffen'd limbs in.

Wonder at Stanhope's golden rules. Thro' the warm veins of boiling youth So, have I heard a cunning wight

they spread, Observe- -tbe fun gives charming light ! And fix the bridegroom in the genial bed. Tbe forfi Book of a fatyrical Work, intitled, Saturn's Request 10 Æolus, and be Storm

The SCRIBLERIAD : An Heroick Poem, raised ibrreupon, is obue beautifully repres being just published ; as it bas been much sented. applauded by ibe beff Judges, we hall

Now, fixt in wrath, the founding vault give our Readers a detacb'd Exirači or

be gains, two from it ; after baving first given the

Where Æolus his airy sway maintains, Argument, wbicb is somewhat in Mil When thus : Dread monarch of this drear Way, as follows.

abode, THE poet, in proposing his subject, Hear my request, allint a suppliant god.

discovers Saturn, or Time, to be an If, by my friendly aid, the mould'ring enemy to his Hero. Then briefly touch. tow'r ing the cause of his enmity, haftes inco Totters, at length, a victim to thy pow'r: the midst of things, and presents Scrible- If e'er my influence to thy force was joind, rus with his affociates traversing the vast O! calm the pangs of my long-suff'ring desarts of Africa, in quest of the Petrified mind. City. Saturn perceiving he has now an Torn from my arms, a daring traitor beant opportunity of consummate revenge, by The labours of a thousand anxious years, depriving the hero of his life ; and, what Loaded with these his facrilegious bands, is far more dear to him, his fame ; pre. From eldest Egypt, trace the Libyan fands. vails on Æolus to raise, by a whirlwind, a Halte then the friendly office to perform : Norm of land over his head, and to bury. Call all thy winds and (well ch' impetuous him and his companions at once in oblia form, vion, Scriblerus's speesh ; wherein he dir.


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Poetical Essays in JANUARY, 1751. 41 Roll the dry desart o'er yon impious hoft, For all the charms of the whole sex comTill, with their hopes, their memory be

bin'd, loft.

In one Amanda thou'll be sure to find : So spake the god. Th' aerial king In her all virtues and all graces thine ; comply'd,

(iain's fide. Thrice happy Dick, if thou canst call her And, with his fceptre, struck the mount- thine. Loud thunders the rent rock ; and from ODE for the New YEAR; in a Dialogue within,

between FAME and VIRTUE. Out rush retistiers, with impeturus din,

F. LORY! where art thou, goddess, The hoarse iude winds : and sweeping o'er

the land,

Direet me, Virtue, to her fight;
In circling eddies whirl th' uplifted sand.
The dusty clouds in curling volumes rile,

'Tis I, 'tis Fame, prefer the pray’r,

Left I mitake her made for light, And the loose mountain seems to threat the

V. Well hast thou pray'd, illuftrious Fame! Ikies.

Nor shall delusion wrong thine eye ; A MOROSOPH described.

Enthron'd, behold, behold her there ; The sage Mahometans have ever paid

Allert, and found her to the sky.

F. O glorious view ! th' immortal ray Distinguish'd honours to the fools and mad:

Around the Britih Cæsar beams ; And wisely they. For ost, when reason

Diftinguuth'd as the rising day, wings

That o'er the golden ocean gleams.
Her Aght, superior to terrestrial things,

V. Not brighter shines the solar ball,
The thoughts beỹond the tarry mansions

Or moves with more exalted mein
Bleft with the converse of the gods above ;

F. Refulgent, visible to all,

Yet to itself alone unseen,
And thence to mortals less exalled sense,
Instructive truths, oracular, dispense.

V. 'Tis not the waited world,

Or dire destruction hurl'd
At Cairo fojourns a pirenerick lage,
In pır'd with all this cheomantick rage By arms injuriously victorious :
I mark'd where'er the morofoph appear’d,

Cb. But to protect, to save,
(By crowds surrounded, and by all rever'd, )

Avows the great, the brave :
How young and old, virgins and matrons

Thence ! thence alone is empire glorious! kissid

F. These are thy views, Auguftus, this
The footsteps of the bleft gymnosophist.

The just ambition we adore : *
The eager bride touch'd each propitious

Thus guarded, liberty and peace (pow'r,

With wreaths of glory crown thy
That best prolifick virtue might impart.

V. Happy subjects,
Whilt on the sacred raptures of his tongue

Envy'd objets
The lift'ning multitudes, astonish'd, hung.

of the bless'd with kindred sky :
Then harte we back to Cairo, I advise,

All their pleasure,
And let the fool give counsel to the wise.

Wanting Cæfar,

Wants the bliss our hinds enjoy.
A New-Year's Gift to Mr. Richard Wil. F. From Cæsar's patriot-sway,

liams, Executor of sbe late Mr. Morgan, The heart-reviving ray
of Carmarthenshire.

Of liberty serenes our sphere ;

Hence! hence arise our vows,
LD Morgan's gone, and left to thee
his ftore ;

That glory and repose
What canst thou, happy Dick, desire more ?

May, long portels'd, preserve him here !
For thirty years his gold had bury'd lain,

Ch. That glory and repose
And, by his death, is come to life again.

May, long portels'd, preserve him here. Do thou, my friend, throw sorrow to the On Miss Polly Roberts, of L-t, near reas,

Stroud, Gloucesterthire.
Freely enjoy what thou haft get with ease.


affectation A miser, till he dies, doth nothing right.

Distort each feature, air, and eye,
Of all the Dicks that e'er appear'd in Contending who shall bear the bell;

Roberts, despising all their arts,
Sure, thou art happ'eft of the happy throng. By which their want of sense is shown,
Chloe, that whilom was so shy and coy, Daily attracts, and conquers hearis,
Will now caress her rich enamour'd boy : By fimple nature's help alone.
But Chloe Thun; Me loves thy shining pelf, Wich sense, good-nature, virtue fair,
'Tis that which captivates and not thyselt. And innocence with beauty join'd,
Amanda (lovely maid !) with transport She reigns, with unaffected air,

And charms alike with form and mind.
To ev'ry other female bid adieu ;

Jan, 15, 1750

1. M. January, 1751,





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Montbly Chronologer



THURSDAY, Jan. 10.
y Committee from the go.

vernors of the Foundling

Hospital, waited on the

Society of the Free BitiMh
Fishery, at Mercers- hall,

when they generously offer. ed to let such foundings as had strength fufficient for it, be employed in weaving twine, making nets, ropes, &c. for the service of the aforesaid Society ; which proposal was gratefully accepted.

At a general court of the South-Sea com. pany, it was resolved to address his majeity, that he would be pleased to continue to be their governor, and that he would take into his royal confideration the state of the company, in relation to the treaty with Spain. Several schemes and propoals were read, tending to thew the ad. vantage that would accrue to the company by putting the unsubscribed ftock on the Same footing with the subscribed ; and, atter some debate, it was agreed, that the said proporal Mould be printed, and sent to each proprietor : Then the court ad. juned to Wednesday, for farther confide

The chief speakers were, Mr. Sloane, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Hecherington, Mir, alderman Baker, Mr. Dacotta, Sir James Creed, Sir Julius Beck, Mr. Legg, Mr. Edwards, and Mr. Samburn.- A dividend of two per cent, for the half year's intereit due at Chriftmas last on the capital stock of the said company, was declared to be payable the 13th of February next.

SUNDAY, 13 The court went into mourning for the death of the empreis dowager of Ger. mary, widow or the imperor Charles VI.

TUESDAY, 15. At the sessions at Hick's-hall, one Mil. ton was tried, upon an indictmert found. er upon a statute in the reign of Q. Elizabeth, for exercising the art and mystery of a tin-plate-worker, not having served a regular apprenticeship to the tame; when, aiter many leurned arguments by the counlel on both fides, the said Milton was ac. quitted, hy reason the tin plate workers were not incorporated till many years since that statute.

WEDNESDAY, 16. At a conference at the Found) ng-Hofpital, between the governers of that chanity, and a commi tee from the Society of the Free British Fishery, many things were

proposed for: he encouragement of laudable industry in this kingdom, and the incealing of its naval streng:h.

His majesty in council was pleased to appoint the following Theriffs for the year enluing, viz. for Bucks, Henry Lovibond, Efq;-Derbysh. Sir Thomas Greilley, Bart. -Clouc. Richard Hill, Esq;-Northumb. William Bigge, E!9:- Notung. John Borlace Warren, E 9;-Rutl. Thomas Riddlington, Eiq;--Shrop. Sir Richard Acion, Barl.-Suff lk, George Gooday, Esq; — Warw. Edmund Chambers, E1q;- Worcest. George Holland, Esq;- For North Wales, Denbighih. John Holland, Esq; (See our Max. ior Dec. last, p. 69, 576.!

At a general court of the South Sea company, aiter many debates, they came to the following resolution, viz. That it is the opinion of this general court, tha: in the present liluation of this company's affairs, the fund of the trading frock, or any part thereof, is not iedeemable by law, without the content of the company i and having an intire contidence in the faith of parliament, they do not agree to accept the proposal now read, and which was laid before this general court the oib instant."'-- The gentlemen that spoke on this occafion were, Sir James Citeit, Sir Jurus Beck, Mr. Harding Tomkins, Mr. Hetherington, Mr. S. Dacoita, Mr. Co. ventry, Mr. Joane, &c.

The proposal above mention'd, which was laid before the general court the oth instant, was as follows: That upon the government's continuing to the company an interest of 4 per cent per annuin on their prefent capital of 7,662,-841.8s. 6d. for seven years, and then to be reduced to 3 per cent. per annum ; the company will undertake to pay off 2,325,0:31. 75. uid. old and new South Sea annuities, uníuhscribed ; 1,:20,9281, 28. iod, whereof to carry an interest at 3 { percent. per ann. for five years, and then to be reduceri to

And the remainder, being 1,104,cosi. 58. id. at an interest of 3 per cent. until paid off out of such monies as hall be applied by parliament for discharge of the national deht, alter payment of 1,100,00 I. or thereabouts, lately agreed 10. be advanced by the Bank ot England ; and in case they shall not receive the first monies that thall be applied by parlament, then the South Sea company are to be paid


3 per cent.

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43 the said 1,104,0951. gs. id. in any sums than ten for frealing the merchants goods not less than 100, ool. at any one time.

off the river Thames and the keys, or reTHURSDAY, 17.

ceiving those goods, when stolen. Of the His majesty went to the house of peers Gift there are four old bumboatmen, or with the usual solemni y, and cpened the Jumpers, who have for many years past feffion of parliament with a mon gracious plied on the river Thames, and fubited speech from the th one. (See an abstract themselves by plundering the merchants. of it, p. 33.)

Of these John Leghorn, a lighter man at The same day Sir Edward Seymour, Shadwell, one of the mit dextrous of the Bart. took the oaths and his seat in the gang, was convicted of Ateiling two bags house of peers, as duke of Some: set : As of cotton, weighing upwards of soo lb. did also the earl of Besborough, of the out of a lighter at Summer's key, which kingdom of Ireland, as baron Sysonby in had been conhgned to Mr. Hinton Brown, the county of Le cetter.

hanker, in Lombard - ftreet, for the use of FRIDAY, 18.

Mr. Nicholas Lynch.--It appeared upon The R, Hon. the house of peers pre- the evidence, that the corton was worth fenied their addiefs to his majesty, in an- 19d, per lb. and thar Lechorn and his ac. fwer to his most gracious speech. (See this complices fold it to John Rowff, who is to address with his majesty's answer, p. 34.) be tried at the next affizes for Surrey for SATURDAY, 19.

receiving it, for $d per 1h.—This is the
The Hon. the house of commons wait. 13th person who has receivet judgment of
ed on the king wiih their hunble address tran portation at the prosecution of the
on the same occafion, (which see, p. 35.' merchants.
A farther respite, during his maje ty's

pleasure, came to Newgate for Joshua The theriffs of Middle ex attended in
Well, harely belonging to the Bank, (See New Palace yard, to see a leditious paper,
Appendix tc lift year, p. 602.)

incirled, Conftirutional Queries, burnt here SUNDAY, 20.

by the hands of the common hangman, This being the anniversary of the birth pursuant to a vote of both houses for that of his royal highness the prince of Wales, purpo:e. who then entered into the 45th year of his

MONDAY, 28. age, their royal highnesses received the 'The burzesses and inhabitants of the city compl ments of the nobility and gentry, at of Westminster presented a petition to the Leicester-house, on the occasion ; but the Hon. house of commons, complaining of chiet ce ebration of it was deferred to the an undue election and return for the fait next day.

city. Sir George Vandeput, Bart. also MONDAY, 21.

petitioned to the time purpose.
The fesfions ended at the Old Bailey,
when the 11 following malefactors re.

From the Westminster. Journal, Jan. 5. ceived sentence of death, viz. James

SIR, Field, the noted Rage-boxer, fir robbing SOME time ince wrote you a letter, Davit Woodman of a pair of spectacles, a in which I attempted to thew you, in, and 134. in money, near what the grand fishing icheme will miscarMoorfields : Joseph Farris, for ftealing ry, if they do not contrive to fith as cheap plate ard money from the dwelling-house as other folks. of John Collingwood : Hugh Dun, for The Foundling Hospital, in a Mort time, sorging and publishing a bill of Exchange by the great number of children they now for sol. 188. 60, with intent to defraud : have and must have, would be able to fit Willam Vincent, for robbing Charles Red. out a fleet of huffes every year. man, in Carhirine-wheel.alley, of a pair There are great numbers of other cha. of liver knee huckles : Richard Parlons, rities might be made quite useful, if indusfor returning from transportation before the try was encouraged ; but the charities of expiration of his time : Jeremiah Sullivan, the English are ro exrer five, that they for torg ng and publishing a seaman's pow. maintain their poor without, or with very er of atiorney : 'Thomas Applegarth and little, industry at all. Michael Sauce, for robbing James Spur- Your news papers are half fill'd with ad. ling, Esq ; near Fenchurch-itreet, of a vertisements of sermons to be preached, goid watch : Daniel Davis, for robbing almost at every church, for the benefit of Thomas Linter, in Chick-lane, of a hat, the poor boys and girls of every parith ; wig, and cuff of a coat : Thomas Cie. which parishes are lo anxinus in takug ments and Anthony Weney, for a burglary: care of the souls of the children, that I Edward Smith, allo for a burglary : And don't know any of them who are set to John Hughes, for robbing William Law. work, but depend on the charity of the rence of a hat near Fieet-market.-Tbiriy, well disposed, as they call it. five were ordered to be trantported, and owo I Mall conclude with telling you, that to be branded. Among the persons order- the other day, as I was riding down a ed for transportation, there were no less


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