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Poetical Essays in OCTOBER, 1751. 471
Why scorned I ? ah me, why did I scorn ?
And not thy love with equal love return? My God, by whom I live and move,
Ah, why? but 'tis too lete, 'tis all in vain, Do thou to me a Father prove,
My dear is gone, and cometh not again.

Indulgent ftill and kind;
O come again; why thus impair my charms? Thy weak and guilty creature (pare,
My door stands open ; open are my arms. And to the laft thy wonted care

And mercy let me find.
A SOLILOQU Y.
By a Gentleman on bis BIRTH-DAY.

For all thy goodness heretofore,

Which makes me humbly hope for more,
AIL once again, auspicious morn!

Thy name be ever bleft :
Thro' future life thy grace vouchsafe,

And when I die condua me safe
To pleasure and to pain :

To everlasting reft.
Of both 'eis well I've had my hare ;
For duly mix'd they cure despair,

QUINQUAGENARIUS,

A Farewel to CHLOE.
And wantonness restrain.

By Sea Captain. (See Mag. for 1746, po The Being, who the whole dire&ts,

544.) Refuses oft what man expects, Oft disappoints his fears ;

HY, my dearest, all this anguilh ? But good and just, supreme and wise,

Dearest friends must sometimes Whether he gives us, or denies,

part? He still at last appears.

In vain you free, and pine, and languish ; 3.

Fretting ne'er will cure the smart.
Happy for frail, Mort-fighted man, Rather far allay your sorrow
Whole views are boundless, life a span, With the hope of future joy;
To have so sure a guide !

Tho' I must depart to-morrow,
Thrice happy they who can resign

Absence can't our love destroy,
Their all to Providence divine,
And trust in nought beside !

Safe again I hope to see you,
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Safe to see my lovely fair,
He, who can temper nature's (prings, And ere long compleatly free you
Who knows the essences of things,

From occafions of despair.
And all their wond’rous ties ;

Then, my charmer, then we'll seize on
He only has the pow'r and skill

All the tender bliss of love,
To order matters as he will

Which, refin'd by sober reason,
In earth, and air, and skies,

While it pleases muft improve.
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3. Full ten times five revolving years,

Riches, titles, fars, and garters,
With all their joys, and coils, and tears, Knaves may take, and fools bestow
I speedily have past :

Baubles, fit for such as Charters,
How like a vision or a dream

Are for lovers much too low.
Do all these revolutions seem !

Lovers find sublimer pleasures
How vain from first to last !

In a cot, or on the plain,
6.

Than did Creesus in his treasures, Now tell me, O my conscious heart,

Or proud Louis in his train. How well have I perform'd my part

4. On life's amusing stage ;

It is not lucre makes me leave you ; Have I been honeft, juft and true,

Pomp and grandeur I despise ; And giv'n to all what was their due, Nought but duiy could bereave you From childhood up to age ?

Of the company you prize. 7

Yet to go tho' duty calls me, Or have my passions oft prevailid,

And reluctant I obey,
And I as oft in duty fail'd,

Still I'll bear whate'er befals mac
Or decency transgress'd ?

Better, if you now look gay.
Heav'ns blessings have I not abus'd ?

5. Have I not wantonly refus'd

Cease then, Chloe, cease your anguish ; To succour the distress'd ?

Smile upon me while we part; 8.

Don’t, for ihame, thus pine and languish Alas! tho' free from groffer crimes,

For a wound from Cupid's dart :
In recollecting former times

Hymen soon, with pleasing arrow,
I find great cause of shame ;

Shall disarm the am'rous boy,
Unnumber'd follies I lament,

And thall pierce your heart and marrow And for much precious time mil-spent

With a sweetly thrilling joy.
Myself severely blame.

ANA AEONTIADES.

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At length pale penury seiz'd the dame, On tbe Death of a favourite LINNET, And fortune fied, and ruin came ; Aug. 6, 1751.

She found her riches at an end, ILENT and cold beneath this mould, And that she had not made one friend SLO A lovely linnet lies,

All curs'd her for not giving more, And now no more, as heretofore,

Nor thought on what she'd done before ; With neighbour. Dicky vies.

She wept, me rav'd, the core her hair, His little throat with many a note

When io! to comfort her, came Care Once charm'd the raviñed ear,

And cry'd, my dear, if you will join While wanton plays and pretty ways Your hand in nuptial bonds with mine, Made ev'ry note more dear.

All will be well-you Thall have store, His early song was loud and long,

And I be plagu'd with wealth no more.His ev'ning lays the same ;

Tho' I restrain your bounteous heart, Chearful and gay he pass'd the day

You still shall aš the gen'rous part.Without reproach or blame.

The bridal came-great was the feaft, But what defence was innocence,

And good the pudding and the priest : Or mufick's softest airs,

The bride in nine months brought him forth Against a fate, that, loon or late,

A little maid, of matchleis worth :
Nor lord nor linnet (pares !

Her face was mix'd of care and glee,
Vain man, be wise; before your eyes They chriften'd her OEconomy,
Keep still your latter end;

And stil'd her fair discretion's queen,
The life of lin was free from fin;

The mistress of the golden mean.
Yours, pray, in time amendi

Now Generofry, contin'd,
FIDELIA.

Is perfe& easy in her mind;

She loves to give, yet knows to spare, EPITAPH or an OLD MAID.

Nor wishes to be free from Cari. ERE lies the body of Martha Dias,

Tbe FARMER and the HARR. Who liv'd to the age of threescore years and ten ;

A T A L E. And then gave to the worms what she re

HAR E did to a garden get, fus'd to men.

Belonging to a farm ;
CARE and GENEROSITY: Where she threw up the earth, and eat,

And did some liccle harm.
A F A BL E.

The farmer cours'd her round and round, LD Carl, with industry and art,

But got her not away ;

Puls took a liking to the ground, He heap'd up such an ample store,

And there resolv'd to stay. That av'rice could not figh for more : Well, quoth the fellow, in a fret, Ten thousand flocks his shepherd cold,

Since you are grown so bold, His coffers overflow'd with gold :

I Mall some more assistance get, The land all round him was his own,

And drive you from your hold. With corn his crouded granaries groan.

And strait he sends to a young 'squire, In short, ro vast his charge and gain,

That he, by break of day, That to possess them was a pain ;

Would with his pack of hounds repair, With happiness oppress'd he lies,

And sport himself that way.
And much too prudent to be wise.

The 'squire, as alk'd, attended came,
Near him there liv'd a beauteous maid, With folks, and horse, and hounds,
With all the charms of youth array'd ; And in pursuance of the game,
Good, amiable, fincere and free,

Rode over all the grounds.
Her name was Generofily.

They leapt, and broke the hedges down, 'Twas hers the largess to bestow

And made most fearful waste ;
On rich and poor, on friend and foe. They trampled all the garden round,
Her doors to all were open'd wide,

And kill'd poor puls at last.
The pilgrim there might safe abide :

At this the farmer tore his hair, For th hungry and the thirsty crew,

And swore most bloodily, The bread the broke, the drink she drew ; 2-ds! What confounded work was here? There fickness laid her aching head,

And what a fool am I? And there distress could find a bed.

Not fifty hares, in fisty days, Each hour with an all-bounteous hand,

Had so much mischief done, Diffus'd Me blessings round the land : As this good 'squire (whom I mult praise Her gists and glory lasted long,

And thank) hath wrought in one. And aum'rous was the accepting throng.

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Montbly Chronologer.

BOUT the beginning of last

month, the Hopewell, of

Leich, Robert Burton mari А

ter, from Rotterdam, was unhappilycastaway, where

by 10 persons perished, among whom were Mr. Norman Mackenzie, brother to the late earl of Cromarty, and Mr. George Forbes, eldeft lon to Sir Alexander Forbes, of Foveran, both offi. cers in the Dutch service, and Mr. David Fordyce, professor of philosophy in the marshal college of Aberdeen, on his return from his travels in France and Italy.

By the late act for the better securing the duties on tobacco, which took place on Michaelmas Day, every parcel of cobacco, or tobacco ftalks, weighing above 24 pounds, and every parcel of fauff, weighing above 10 pounds, that shall be carried by land from the port or place of importation, without a certificate with the same, is lia. ble to be seized with whatever package it is in, and so is the cart or waggon, &c. in which it is carried, and the carrier is to be committed to goal for a month. And every parcel of tobacco, or tobacco stalks, weigh. ing above 24 pounds, and every parcel of snuff, weighing above 10 pounds, that Ihall be carried from one place to another in Great Britain, without having the words tobacco, tobacco ftalks, or snuff, wrote in letters at least three inches long, upon the outside of it, is liable to be le zed,

An order of council having been pub. lished the 4th of September last, com. manding all thips and vessels that mould arrive after that time from the Levant, to perform a quarantine of 40 days in Stand. gate Creek: And as some doubts may arise concerning the extent of the Levant, the Jords of his majeAy's most hon. privycouncil judged it neceffary to declare and order, that the Levant be underltood to extend itself eastward from the Ille of Corfu, on the borders of Greece, in the Ionian sea, and from Cape Rulata on the coast of Barca, in Africa.

SUNDAY, Od. 6. The court went into mourning for a week, for the late ele&ress of Bavaria, and the late prince of Modena.

Henry Simons, a Polish Jew (who swore that Mr. Goddard, an innkeeper, at Cran. ford bridge, near Hounslow, robbed him of

554 ducats, at his own house, where the Jew lay on Aug 27, for which Mr. Goddard was tried latt fellions at the Old.

O&ober, 1755,

Bailey, and honourably acquitted, and the said Simons was indi&ted for per jury) was this day met on the road to Harwich by Mr. Ashley of London, brandy-merchant, who knew him, and th: he

nood indicted, and that a warrant was issued out by Mr. alderman Gascoyne, for the said crime, and that such warrant was in the hands of Mr. Ford, deputy clerk of the peace of Lond'on : Mr. Ashley instantly came poft for London, got the warrant from Mr. Ford, and returned with the utmost expedition, and took him fome miles Mort of Har. wich, where he intended to take shipping for Holland ; and putting him into the poffeffion of a constable, he was ca, led to Chelmsford, in order to be examined he. fore the bench of justices, who were there fitting ; and whild waiting for a lerring, Simons contrived to put into the coat pocket of Mr. Alhley ihrce ducais, and then earnestly preff d to be heard by the justices ; before whom he declared, and defired to make oath, that Mr. Ashley was the person, who with the raid Mr. God. dard, had robbed him of 'he 554 ducits, and as a confirmation thereof, he was sure that Mr. Alley had part of the faid du. cats in his right hand coat pocket ; but it clearly apparing that the Jew put them in himself, he was sent to London hand. cuff'd, with a proper guard, and carried before justice Fielding, who commilted him to New. Prifon, in order to take his trial for the said perjury.

FRIDAY, 11, Was held a general court of the gover. nors of Bridewell and Bechiem hospitals, when John Sergeant, Esq; fole executor of the late Mr. alderman Arnold, fent a benefaction of rocł. for the incurables of Bethlem h: spital, bequeathed by the faid deceased alderman.

SUNDAY, 13. This day an express arrived at his grace the duke of Newcastle's office, from Solo. mon Darolle, Esq; his majesty's resident at the Rates-general of the United Provinces, with an account, that on Friday the auth instant, about two o'clock in the morning, his moft serene highness William. CharlesHenry. Friso, prince of Orange and Nalau, hereditary ftadtholder, captain-general and admiral general of the United Provinces of the Low-Counties, died after a very thort illness, in the 41st year of his age.-At night an express arrived at Mynheer Hopp's, ambassador here from the states. geroral, confirming the abuve account. Ooo

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Hs highness died at his house in the of the emperor Charles VI. his chief study Wood, of a quinley, with which he was was to restore peace to the republick, that attacked the day before the depu'ation from he might afterwards labour more successthe merchants was to wait upon him, to fully towards putting her domestick affairs return him thanks for his scheme for pro- in better order : The first point having moting commerce, and was so ill, that he been gained by the peace of Aix-la-Chacould not see the deputies, who were en. pelle, he continued intent upon the second tertained by the baron Burmania.

till the day of his death. The plan for re. His serene highness was born Aug. 21, viving trade, which he delivered to the 1711, was married March 14, 5733.4, to ftates-general before his late journey to Anne, princess royal of England, and has Aix la-Chapelle, will be a lasting monuleft illue princess Caroline, born Feb. 28, ment, whether it be executed or not, of 1742-3, and prince William, count de Bua the care he took of the publick good.” ren, born March 8, 1747.8, who is now The form of praying for the government fiadtholder,

in Holland and West-Frieseland now stands The day his most serene highness died, thus, viz. For the ftates of Holland and the states. general, and also the states of Welt-Frieseland, our rightful sovereigns ; Holland, fent a deputation with compli- for the states of other provinces, their ments of condolence to the princess royal friends, neighbours, and allies ; as also upon this melancholy event, and to admi- for the deputies at the assembly of the nifter to her royal bighness the oaths as go- ftates-general, and at the council of state ; vernante and guardian to the young prince for bis highness, the prince of Orange and ftadtholdes her son,- And now all letters, Nassau, hereditary ftadtholder, captain and commissions, and other dispatches, that admiral general of this province, and for used to be signed by the late itadtholder, her royal highness his guardian or goverare figned ANNE.--The resolutions of the nante ; for the members of the council, ftates of Holland, relating to the heredi. who are the committee of this province, tary succession of the fadtholdership, which for the members of all our courts of judi. on this occati in have appeared in the pa

cature, &c. pers, may be seen in our Magazine for

TUESDAY, 15. 1747, p. 59.

The parliament was further prorogued The character of his late most serene from this day, to the 14th of November highness we tall give, from the Hague, as next, when, according to his majesty's follows. “ The best panegyrick we can proclamation of Sept. 26, they are to lif make on the deceased prince, is, that he is for the dispatch of hufiness. regretted by all true patriots ; and indeed,

WEDNESDAY, 16. none of his predecessors deserved it more ; Was preached at St. Catherine Cree. for if some of them did greater things in the Church, the annual thanksgiving sermon, eyes of the vulgar, it was becaule the con. founded hy the will of Sir John Gayer; jun&tures favoured them ; they laboured Knt, formerly a Turkey merchant of this for the good of their country, and so did city, in commemoration of his miraculous our late stadtholder with a zeal inferior to deliverance, on Oa. 16, 1636, from a lion, none, He poffelled in an eminent degree which he met in his travels thro' the de. the qualities that form the honest and the sarts of Arabia, in a narrow passage, where great man,

In the duties of religion he the lion providentially suffered him to pass was ftri&t and sincere, and free from all by unmolested. fuperftition, giving an edifying example of

THURSDAY, 174 piety to all about him. The serenity of This morning the Right Hon. the earl his countenance was the index of a virtu. of Holderness, one of his majesty's prin. ous soul. To these principal qualities he cipal secretaries of Nase, ret out for the joined good nature, affability, and fo much Hague, with his majesty's compliments of attention to please and meet people half condolence on the death of his late most se. way in their sentiments or requeits, that

rene highness the prince (tadtholder. none went away from his presence diffatis.

SATURDAY, 19. fied. To a mind cultivated by the most The journeymen taylors in and about useful arts and sciences, he joined the ta- London, having refused to work for the lent lo necefiary in great princes and stalel. master taylors on the terms required by act men, of behaving with dignity. Hearing of parliament, an order of council was every one patiently, he readily took their

published on this day, requiring the justices thought, however prolix, concise, or ob. of the peace to put the laws in execution rcure it might be, and answered them with

against all those who enter into combinatiequal gracefulness and preciseness. Having ons, in order to force the masters to give been raised to the stadtholdership in the thein more wages ; and as several threat. year 5747, in critical conjunctures result.

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475 rent to several of the masters, by some of ordered for execution, with the eleven, rethe journeymen, as is supposed, declaring ceived the night before his majesty's most they would set fire to their houses, unless gracious reprieve, upon a representation of they would give more wages, his majesty the keeper of Newgate, attested by the was pleased to promile a reward of gol. late sheriffs of London and Middlesex, that for every person who shall be convicted of the raid Samuel Eager had made a discovery fending the said letters, within 12 months of a design that was set on foot among the from the date of the above laid order, felons to murder the keeper, and make

Cambridge, 08. 19. A grace has pass- their escape. ed in the senate of this university to return

FRIDAY, 25. thanks to the duke of Newcattle, our Came on before the lord- mayor, &c. at chancellor, for his annual gift of two gold the seffions of the peace, by adjournment medals (each of ten guineas value) to be at Guildhall, the hearing between the mai. given to two bachelors of arts, who shall ters and journeymen taylors, when, aller appear to have made the best proficiency in about 4 hours, the court determined in fa. classical, as well as philosophical learning. vour of the journeymen, that their wages SUNDAY, 20.

should be as, 6d. per day, from Lady-Day The court went into mourning for his to Midsummer Day, and 28. from Mid. lare most serene highness the prince of summer to Lady-Day, with the usual alOrange.

lowance of breakfasting money, and to MONDAY, 21.

work from 6x in the moroing to seven ac The festions ended at the Old-Bailey, when night. the ren following malefactors received fen- It having been laid before his majesty in tence of death, viz. Samuel Bacon, for robe council, that it was apprehended an escape bing John Brettle of a gold watch and -s. , had been formed for Miss Blandy to be near his own houre on Murwell. Hill : Alex, made out of Oxford goal, where she ia Byrne, James Mallone, and Terence Mac- confined for poiloning her father, (see p. Cane, for robbing Berjamin Smart of a 379.) the high sheriff of Oxfordfaire was, hat and os. in Whitechapel : Wiljam by letter from the duke of Newcalle, die Holmes, John Newion, and Francis Man- rected to take particular care of her ; deville, for robbing Joseph Chandler of 248. whereupon Me was im.nediately ordered to near Whitechapel Elizabeth Wills, for be put in irons. ftcaling a piece of printed cotton out of The king was pleased to grant his roythe mop of Edward Ayres : Edmund Clark al charter for incorporating several of his and Weston Rakes, for robbing Thomas majesty's loving fubje?s therein named, Tipping in Covent Garden.

and their succeffors for ever, by the name At this sessions Philip Gibson, who last of The Society of Antiquaries of London. feffions would not accept of his majesty's

TUESDAY, 29. clemency, to be transported, instead of Thomas Win:erborom, Esq; the new being executed, was brought to the bar, lord - Mayor of London, was sworn in at and asked pardon of the court for his for- Wellminster with the usual solemnity. mer behaviour, and received sentence of

WEDNESDAY, 30. transportation for 14 years. (See p. 427.) His majesty's birth-day was celebrated, TUESDAY, 22,

who then entered into the 69th year of his This being the birih-day of her royal age. highness the princess dowager of Orange The last advices from Turin acquaint us, and Nassau, eldest daughter of his prefent that a report has been made by the mathemajesty, who then entered into the 43d maticians that were sent to view the hurtia. year of her age, his majesty received the ing mountain that lately broke out in the compliments of the nobility, &c. on that neighbourhood of Bonne la Ville, in the occation, at Kensington palace.

territory of Faucigne, from whence it apWEDNESDAY, 23.

pears, that it resembles Ætna and Velu. Of the 17 malefactors condemned at the vius in every serpect, except that it ejects a . Old-Bailey in September, whose crimes may great deal more smoke, from which it is be seen in our last, p. 427, the 11 follow. conjectured, that the beds of sulphur lie ing were this morning executed at Tyburn, very far below the surface of the earth at viz. Robert Steel, Anne Berry, William the summit of the mountain. (See p. 425.) Newman, John March, David Brown, I dward Bland, John Jarmey, John Car.

MARRIAGNs and BIRTHS. bold, John Ireland, Bridget Shepherd, and

LEXANDER Hay, Esq; Jihn Robertson. Steel, who was executed

of Barlow in Bucks, to Miss for the murder of his wise, was carried Sherman, of South Audley-streer. to Sheppard's Bush, and there hung in 30. Charles Ewing, Esq; a young gen. chains. The 5 foilowing were reprieved. tleman of a large eftate near Mansfield in when the recorder made his reporting viz. Nottinghamshire, to Miss Janc Hammond, Jebb, Newhouse, Hunter, Brooke, and of Camberwell, Smith. And Samuel Eager, who had been Oooa

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