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182 Poetical Essays in A PRIL, 1755. Had Maro's mure no kind Mæcenas and what is mine House, that ebou baft found,
brought me bitberto > No early patron to his verse had known, The creed snakes had dropt upon the ORD, in this last concluding eve, ground,
Thy name I will adore ; And the loud trump scarce trill'd a Who to my many years of life, The muses ever Ay oppressive foes,
One year hast added more. And genius cramp'd, is nature's gift in
Trose, Nor life alone but health and strength Ah! what avails tho' earth produce the Through all th' indulgent year, If 'tis not nourish'd by the kindly And liberty, than life itself rain.
To me more juftly dcar. Tho' the vile million Phoebus' rites be
3. tray ;
[round; Thy bounty has with richent store Tho' dullness' harvest chickens all a My table daily spread : There ftill remain who quit the thorny
Richly am I, or kindlier, Lord, way,
With food convenient red. And with due culture till the classic
And when the timely hours of Neep Yet still fome few their sacred tribute pay,
To needful rest invite ; And bring their off rings to the muses'
Thou dost my peaceful Numbers watch,
And guard me every night.
When distant friends secure I reach'd, And thou O Maron ! lov'd of all the
Thy providence I own ; Nor be thy worth forgot, thy ftudious
Whilft in infected towns I lodg'd, cares,
And travel'd roads unknown. Who don the buskin of th' Athenian
6. Whose genius nobly bold, sublimely dares
In deaths and dangers, every place Transplant the Grecian to the British
Did health and peace afford : 1tage.
Safe I went out, and safe return'd, Thee too bleft youth, of mickle worth I
For thou we'rt with me Lord ! deem, [thrine,
7. Who bring'st thy gifts to Isis tilver Oh ! may thy presence guard me sill, And defcant'st sweetly on a filter stream :
And guide in all my ways ; The base and groveling only dare ma For in the midst of snares I walk, lign.
And tread a dang'rous maze. Thou too, my son, the classic path pure
(train. And whilft our errors, Lord, and all Nor quit the muses for their hostile Thy mercies I review; Be it thy aim to please the chosen few, I wonder, and adore the grace
Nor heed the pedant, ignorant as vain. That brought me hitherto. The pedant judging hut by partial eye, A beautiful Performance bas lately appeared, Who reads to puzzle not inform the called The Tomb of Shakespear, a Pomind,
[ftance by, erical Vilan, by John Gilbert Cooper, Who grafps at shadows, nips the sub
Erq; wberein all be surprising Creations of Hated by all, and hating all mankind.
Fancy's CHILD, SHAKESPEAR, O on my lick’ning fight what prospects are described as paling before obe Auibor rise !
[Nand, in a Dream We bave selected the moral See where old dullners takes her hated Lines at ibe Conclusion, to oblige our Readers, Neglected genius unlamented dies,
and wish we could spare Room for ebe While folly waves her loporific wand. whole of this elegant Piece. O wou'd my fears, my anxious cares WEET pow'r, said I, for others gild were vain, [Camus' prayer!
(crown, Wou'd that the Gods might hear old of wealth, or honour's folly-feather'd But ree-he said, and cut the liquid plain, Or lead the madding multitude astray Whilst his last fighs came bubbling up To grasp at air-blown bubbles of rein air.
My humbler lot let blameless bliss engage, An HYMN, on the First of CHRONICLIS,
Frec from the noble mob's ambitious Chap. xiii. Verse 16.
Free from the muck-worm miser's lucrous And David the King came, and far before the Safe in contentment's cottag'd vale of Lord,' and said, who am I, O Lord God,
Poetical Essays in A PRIL, 1755. 183 If frailties there (for who from them is With heert unshaken, and undaunted free ?)
[scene. Thro' error's maze my devious fool Confront the various horrors of the Lec then be frailties of humanity,
By ule embolden'd, e'en the fofrer sex And my heart piead the pardon of my
No fears alarm, no caustless doubts perhead.
plex ; Let not my reason impiously require
'Spite of the noisy pit they boldly enter, What heav'n has plac'd beyond its mor
Nor dread the knot of critics in the celltal span, But teach it to subdue each fierce desire,
O cou'd we too that confidence affume! Which wars within its own sinall em
That decent pride ! thus glorioully pre
fume ! pire man.
Exert our utmost faculty to please, Teach me, what all believe, but few por
once with dignity and fers,
eare! The learned'nt science is ourselves to
But ah ! our fears inflict a cold constraint, The first of human blessings is to bless,
Unhinge the voice, and render action And he the best who feels another's woe.
laint, Thus cheaply wise, and innocently great, Tho'catcalls haunt not our pacific Nage, While time's smooth sand shall repu Nor shallow coxcombs brawl with critic larly país,
(wait, ra e, My destin'd atoms trickling courle I'll Tho'void of many perils that disınay Nor rashly break, nor with to stop the The S vils-like piay'r, who itruts and glass.
roars for pay,
(vein, And when in death my peaceful ashes lie, Yet chill confusion thrills thro' every If e'er some tongue congenial speaks And adds to mimic anguish real pain. my name,
0! did ye view behind these lowly Friend thip shall never blush to breathe a scenes
[bling queens ; ligh,
[tame. The fearstruck monarch 'twixt two tremAnd great ones envy such an honest The haughty Zara quite depress'd with
[here ; A Description of the MORNING.
And humbly crouching for acceptance Y dear Lucinda now the door un. Almeria tortur'd with the last despair,
And loft Alphonso but her second care ! And softly tighing, led me thro' the With pity then our rude performance Then whisper'd thus, ( Cleophil be true! view,
[you. Think what this night hath pass'd-adieu, For all our hopes and fears depend on adieu.
[and said, If th'angry monarchi's eyeballs languid Doubt not, sweet love, I press'd her hand
[loul. So parting with regret, stole home to bed. 'Tis yours alone to raise his drooping
For bright Aurora leading in the morn, If cold and nerveless Osmyn's accents With rosy blushes did the east adorn ;
(bestow. Sad Phi'omel gave o'er her plaintive 'Tis you alone can warmth and itrength strains,
(plains ; Zara thro' palmon's wilds 'lis yours to And larks arose from off the dewy gui'e,
[ing Bride. With sprightly notes exulting on the And chear the sorrows of The Mourne
wing, While finches did on ev'ry bramble fing; VERSES written at Montauban in In yonder misty lawn, the lowing ox
France, 1750. by the Rev. Mr. JOSEPX Call'd waking echo from her cavern'd WARTON. rocks ;
[rove, Whose mimic voice did thro' the vallies ARN, how delightful wind thy And dy'd at length within th' adjacent
willow'd waves, grove :
(thone But ah ! they fructify a land of Naves ! The golden glow-worms that at curfew In vain thy bare-foot, sun-burnt peasants Among the herbs, was faded now and hide,
[ride ; gone ;
With luscious grapes yon' hill's romantic A gentle breeze began to curl the streams, No cups nectareous shall their toils reAnd jocund hinds came whistling with pay, their teams.
The priest's, the soldier's, and the fermi. er's prey:
[dresty PROLOGUE, Spoken at ibe Representation of Vain glows this fun in cloudless glory
the Tragedy of the Mourning Bride, by a That strikes fieth vigour thro' the pining. set of private Gentlemen. HE hardy veterans of Drury lane
T Whionight's tocad the cheatre for gain,
FoR can bear?
Poetical Essays in APRÍL, 1955. Give me, beneath a colder, changeful sky, To soften pain ; to ease the anxious right, My soul's best, only pleasure, liberty ! And wipe the hard bound tears from forWhat millions perith'd near thy mournful
[were known, [“ bloud! Lives there a man, whose wants to thee When the red papal tyrant cry'd out
Who e'er in vain beloughit with piteous Less fierce the Saracen, and quiver'd moan ? Moor,
Lives there a man, to industry ally'd, That danh'd thy infants 'gainst the stones To wliom thy kind allistance was deny'd ? Be warn'd, ye nations round ; and trem Lives there a wretch, who abject, mean bling fee
(en'd door ? Dire superftition quench humanity ! E’er curs'd thy hard clenchi'd fist, or saft. By all the chiefs in freedom's battles lost; Lives there the friend, who e'er to thee By wife and virtuous Alfred's awful was dear,
(could fear ghost ;
Depress'd with woes, thy cold neglect By old Galgacus' scythed, iron car, No-View yon paupers plentifully fed, That swiftly whirling thro' the walks of Froin thee they gain their toil and eat war, [foreign throngs ;
their bread. Dash'd Roman blood, and crush'd the Behold those faces now in smiles array'd, By holy Druids' courage-breathing songs;
From thee they meet encouragement and By fierce Bonduca's shield, and foaming
[stand, Iteeds i
(meads į The squallid crew around thy portal By the bold peers that met on Thames's Chear'd by thy gladd’ning look, bestowBy the fifth Henry's helm, and lightning
The diooping friend reliev'd from dire O liberty, my warm petition hear; Thy voice, thy int'relt, ever sure to bless." Be Albion still thy joy! with her remain,
Merit like thine, tho' snarling curs deLong as the surge shall lath her oak
(blame ; crown'd plain !
Tho' scandals blacken or th' ill-natur'd
In word, in action, ev'ry way sincere, A moral Reflection on INGRATITUDE. The good, the virtuous few will fill reOR favours done, who base returns
(find, can bear?
Revere that worth, few parallels can Yet to kind heav'n we all ungrateful are ; Save what preceeding song has left beShock'd at the wrongs from raortals we
One, only one, will suit thy merit well,Yet mindless of celestial bounties live : Ibe Man of Ross-Hail Man of Clerkenwell! While some their duty, then, withhold
AMICUS. Be mine, O maker ! ever paid to thee.
+AKE the letter of him, who first Ta John KEELING, Esq; one of bis Majefy's
[Eve : Iuftices of ibe Peace for ebe County of. The faireft of women, our grandmother Middlesex,
That, add to two others, will make up the name,
[masters do blame. One moral, or a mere well natir'd deed, Which boys are call'd by, whom their Does all desert in sciences exceed. Popl. Next letter begins what the carters do HO hard the task, in such degen’rate
[praise ; When horses refract'ry to stand still refuse: For truth to aid the tuneful voice of These joined together will make out my Yet worth like thine Thall justify the riddle,
[Scotch fiddle. verse,
Provided you take in--what next? the And all shall own the truths these lays re This place, my good friend, tho' not hearse.
ftuff'd with stiff knowledge Hail happy æra ! when the greatly wise, Yet still is as famous for having a college., The man of upright heart, and honour. Whoe'er this explains, and will thither rea prize,
[good port. And delegated power fo brightly Mines, Shall be sure to partake of a glass of In those whom native goodness so refines; When the same hand shall poise th'impare
A REBUS. tial scales
HAT helps to adorn a fair lady O'er whose calm soul humanity prevails. 'Twas ever thine, to heal the troubled And that which is frequently us'd breast,
Is what on her toilette Belinda would To lull corroding care and grief to rest ; lay.
THE Alluding to obe persicutions of tbe Protefiants, and tbe wars of tbe Saracers, carried to in tbe Saurbern provinces of Francea
Τ Η Ε
SATURDAY, March 29.
Cruel and barbarous murder was committed by Samuel Hawkesford, a farmer, at Great Packington, in Warwickshire, on the body of Eleanor
Keat!y, about 20 years of age, daughter to his late wife by a former husband. He beat her with a great hedge ftake till one of her rib bones, towards her back, stuck into her lungs, which killed her immediately ; she bled much at the mouth, one shoulder was out, her head was broke in several places, and her whole body was a perfect jelly. The coroner's inquest have brought in their verdict wilful murder, and he is committed to Warwick goal.
MONDAY, 31. The term for paying his majesty's bounty to feainen and landmen (see p. 137) who mail enter into his fervice, is prolonged to the ist of May.
His royal highness the duke of Cum. herland, set out for Newmarket.
SATURDAY, April 5. Three houses were contumed by fire, in Rore-Street, Long Acre, and on this occafion justice Fielding published the following observations. As a great scarcity of water is an evil generally met with at fires, as well from the absence of the turncocks, as the difficulty in finding the fire-plugs in a time of confusion : Suppore instead of fire plugs there Mouid be one or more large pipes laid from the main, in the most open part of the street, and upon the highest ground, and brought up against the outside of the wall of a house in a case ; and a large cock fixed to it, and the key of the case, and the instrument to turn the cock, be both hung up behind the door of the said boule ; and the words fire cock wrote in large characters on the ouilide of the care: For as to fire plugs, the screw-pipe of the engine being put down, the service of that plug extends no farther than to one engine, and another plug may be too dir. tast för use. And as most housekeepers paint their buckets to preserve them, if they would add their names to them, they pei haps would be more willing to bring theni cui on there nccalions. As the attendance of a turn-cock is effential on these occauens, the word turn.cock should be wrote on a board against his house or lodging, that it may be known by the whole ncighbourhood where he lives.
SUNDAY, 6. His royal highness the duke of Cum. berland, arrived at St. James's from Newmarket,
TUESDAY, S. Charles Palmer, Erq; was chosen governor, and Matthew Beachcroft, Eiq; deputy governor of the Bank, and the next day the following gentlemen were cho en directors : Bryan Benson, Matth. Clarmont, William Cooper, Philip de la Haize, William Hurt, Samuel Handly, Benjamin Longuet, Benjamin Letliceulli. er, Robert Marth, Charles Savage, Alex. Sheafe, Robert Salusbury, Richard Strate ton, Peter Thomas, Harry Thompson, John Weyland, Bartholomew Burton, Thomas Chilly, J. Eaton Dodsworth, Peter Du Cane, John South, James Spil. man, James Theobald, Thomas What. ley, Esquires. The last eizht are new ones.
The following resolution of the Hon. house of commons was published in the London Gazette..
Resolved, That, towards raising the supply grant. ed to his inajesly, a sum of money, not exceeding one million, be raised by way of lottery. Ore burdied thousand pounds thereof to be deducted for the benefit of the publick, and the remaining nine hundred shousand pounds to be charged on the produce of the linking fund, at the rate of three pounds per cent. per ann. to commence from the 5th day of January, 1756: The tickets to be ten pounds each, two pounds whereof to be paid down at the time of subícribing by way of depofit; fuch subscription to be finally clored at five of the clock in the afternoon of the sth day of this inftant April ; and that every perfon be at liberty to subscribe for any number of tickets: And in case a larger (um than the said million shall be fubfcribed within the said tern, a proportionable reduction upon such excess Mall, as near as possible, be made out of each subscriber's thare.
Ordered, That hooks be forthwith opened at the Bark for receiving the fajd subscription and deposit.
WEDNESDAY, 9. At the anniverfary ferinon and feast of the president, &c. of the city of London Lying-in-hospital, 5311. was collected for that charity.
THURSDAY, 10. Was held the anniversary feast, after a retaion at St. Margaret's church, of the piefidert and trustces of the Wefinir fer
186 The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. April hospital, and the collection at church on
1. s. d. ly, amounted to 3001.
90 O o Arrived two thips from South Carolina,
34 8 0 with 50,000lb, weight of Indigo. (See
16 8 2 p. 89 )
16 8 o A paper was laid before the Rt. Hon.
32 0 the lords commissioners for trade and 18
15 270 o plantations, signed by about 40 of the Ai
15 4 most eminent silk-throwsters and wea.
12 O vers, declaring, that having examined a
30 parcel of above 300lb. wt. of Georgia rawfilk, imported in February last by the Ju
976 S 3 no, Capt. Macclelian, they found the nature and texture of it truly good, the co
SATURDAY, 19. lour beautiful, the thread even and clean Came on to be heard, in the court of as the best Piedmont of the size, and
King's-Bench, a trial on the information much more even and clean than the usual of his majesty's attorney-general, against Italian filks, and that the white is of as Peter Leheup, Esq; as one of the receia good a colour as what comes from Pied vers of the last lottery for 300,cool, and, mont, and will be worked with less waste after a long hearing, the defendant was than the China Glk ; that it has all the found guilty of the following counts, viz. properties of good lilk, is well adapted to The having taken down names before the the weaver's ure in most branches; and publick notice in the Gazette. The having that the hands employed in drawing the received contributions before the day and said silk from the Coccoons in Georgia, Chour advertised. The having permitted have been well taught in a right method
subscribers to make use of other names to of making good, clean, even lilk, such cover an exceeding of 20 tickets. And as is greatly wanted, and what would the disposing of the tickets which had tend to the improvement of our manu been bespoke and not claimed, or were factures, could 20 or 30,000 weight be double charged, instead of returning them made annually.
to the managers, so as the lottery might SATURDAY, 12.
be reduced and apportioned. The points
, law by , in when Francis Pryer and John Welt for D cafe the defendant tould think that to stealing a quantity of wearing apparel in plead in arrest of judgment. (See p. 153.) the dwelling house of Leonard Lee ; Jo
TUESDAY, 22. seph Goid for stealing 70 pair of shoes ; His majesty's thip Triton arrived in the William George, for a highway robbery, downs from Virginia, which brought ad. and William Powel and William Darlow, vice of the safe arrival, of the transports each for stealing a mare, received sentence with the troops from Cork, at that colony. of death : One to be transported for 14 (Sce p. 138.) years, 20 for seven, two to be branded E
THURSDAY, 24. and two to be whipped.
Was held the annual feast of the go. TUESDAY, 15.
vernors of the small-pox hospital, at DraThe crowd was so great at the Bank, pers-hall, where a handsome collection to subscribe for lottery-tickets, that the was made for the charity. counters were broke by the eagerness of Mr. George Grew was elected one of the people in pushing forward. The sub the coroners for Middlesex, in the room scription closed at five this evening, and of John King, Esq; by a majority of 48, 3,880,000l. was subscribed. The second f against Mr. William
Davids." The nonpayment on the loctery is appointed to bers were, for Mr. Grew 857 ; Mr. Dabe on May 15, the third on June 30, the fourth on July 30, and the last on the
FRIDAY, 25. joth of September.
His majesty went to the houre of peers, THURSDAY, 17.
with the usual state, accompanied in the Was held the annual feast of the rons ftate coach by bis grace the duke of Dorof the clergy, at Merchant-Taylor's hall, set, master of the horse, and the lord of and the collection, with that at the Re the bedchamber in waiting; and gave the hearsal, amounied 40 10871. The col- G royal atient to the bills, for granting a cerlection of 1754, amounting to 9761. 8s. 2d. tain fum out of the finkig fund; for the was thus disposed of :
relief of inrelvent dehtois; for building
1. S. d. a square in lean's-yard, Westminster; 23 children of poor clergymen
for the regulation of the marine forces on were put out apprentice at zol. 460 0 0 shore ; for regulaiing placis ci public en. each