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540 The Origin of LOTTERIES. Νον. A new Ballad : Calculated for the present rear. By Mr. LOCKMAN:
Once Lucifer after a grand debate, With the chiefs of his footy
band, The best scheme he cou'd find to bamboozle mankind Was
S. By the rule of cross-purposes these magic Like a creature in want who walks in his Neep, wheels,
And climbs to the ridge of a kouse, These wheels which like loadstones draw, There sees his coach wait, when to ride in Befriend chiefly great wretches who wallow state in riches ;
He steps forward, but down he comes The poor get scarce even a straw, But are fed up, funn'd up, he, he, he, he, 'Tis thus we were funn'd up, he, he, he, he, Silly mortals, with fancied bags ;
Silly mortals, with fancied bags ; With a ten thousand pound prize throws dust A ten thousand pound prize throws duft in in their eyes,
our eyes, So brings them to tatters and rags.
And so much for lotteries and sags. Tol de rol, &c.
Tol de rol, &c.
Delight the groves and charm the winter s
Not hell itself their constancy could shake, Mr. Crashaw's HYMN to the Name of JESUS For all its deepest stratagems they brake ; parapórajed,
Its wildest fury easy trampled down,
Jesus the signal for the fight they chose,
[name. From thee the burning seraphs catch their
[! You know what sweet, what boundless joys
are for'd You that with vocal mufick please the ear, In this important, ever gracious word. Your choice and most melodious Arains pre The subject, too rcfin'd for mortal, suits pare ;
The high train'd notes of your immortal You that ihe fierceft rage and grief controul,
lutes ; And overwhelm with melting notes the foul: Teach us, you bright musicians of the skies, The springs which move our inmost thoughts With proper grace and elegance to rise ; you know,
(flow, Let your blest harps th' imperfect lay prolong, While from your lips torrents of pleasure Comp cat the bold design and bolder forg.. Let all that nature graceful calls or sweet Oxfordshire, Oct. 8.
1. S. With ardour in the glorious concert meer ; A Continuation of ibc Ode upor N EGUS. See Ye purling streams attend, and falling fioods,
Lond. Mag. June, 1752.
Ægra senectus :
Æde vel Chrilli, pius unde præsul I The brightest run crown'd with fresh In Dei et veræ bonitatis hoftes beams appears,
Militat, fternens et iniqua Christe New Smiles already pregnant nature wears ;
Sive Chichiæi acrias fub arces,
Me duce, volvit.
Sive Charwelli virides per oras,
Artium perquam ad studium excitantur,
Quâ fides et pax, et amica virtus,
Quâ tuas laudes Cocii fideles
Voce, rex Ceorgi, recinunt canorâ,
, opuscspus Br1,22. adis Clrißui decanus digniji
. muba Sue lis fermens is vindicaiset of our Saviour's as wiary, and Lis defence of rewind religion.
Poetical Essays in NOVEMBER, 1755. 543
(Sure fate of absence!) you cou'd live content be NONPARIEL. To the Tune of, Sweet are But to escape that plague the parliament. the Charms of her I love,
Come tir'd and wet from Suffex, do you
Sing ev'ry charm of face and air ; Tho'pinche with cold this winter, wou'd
With truth, with justice, I can tell, What tho' you found th' attendance onco
Yorkshire petitions come not every year.
Looks down with pitying or regardless eye
Sees all our visionary pleasures roll,
Vain med'cines to the fever of the soul ;
Like fires beneath the dog-star's furious ray,
Or parties to Vaux-hall on New-year's day.
Nor time, nor with'ring age decays ; With gay reflection, humour never four,
Not cities, nor their tributary seas :
Parlons drink ale at Wapping or Versailles.
Restless in vain we thift the varying scene,
Whilft indolence, that canker, preys within.
Your fancy'd fairs can e'er excel Not Gondolas nor Berlins have to give :
Alike or on the Thames or on the Po :
And, were it not for a confounded ferry,
Your lordMip might be happy ev'n at Derry.
Ande'en when death those eyes shall veil, To the Author of the Mossy Bower. See
Lond. Mag. Sept. 1755.
REACH on good doctor, and attempt
To fing of Nancy, or the Moffy Bower ;
[Nantes ; And join to make the lovely maid complears
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From tbe London Gazette Extraordinary.
WHITEHALL, O&tober 30. Extract of a Letter from Governor Went-.
worth to tbe Rigbt Hon. Sir Thomas Ro. binson, one of bis Majesty's Principal Secrataries of State, dated at Portsmouth in New Hampshire, Sept. 19, 1755.
HAVE just received by the poft the inclosed printed copy of major general Johnson's letter from his camp at Lake George, after a tharp
engagement with baron de Dicskau, the French general.
Camp at Lake George, Sept. 9, 1755. To the governors of the several colo.
nies who raised the troops on the present expedition.
Gentlemen, Sunday evening the oth inftant I re. ceived intelligence from fome Indian scouts I had sent out, that they had dircovered three large roads about the South Bay, and were confident a very confide. Table number of the enemy were marched, or on their march towards our encampment at the Carrying-place, where were posted about 250 of the New Hampshire troops, and five companies of the New York regiment. I got one Adams, a waggoner, who voluntarily and bravely consented to ride express with my orders to colonel Blanchard of the New Hampshire regiment, commanding officer there. I ac. quainted him with my intelligence, and directed him to withdraw all the tioops there within the works thrown up, About half an hour, or near an hour after this, I got two Indians and two soldiers to go on foot with another letter to the famo purpose.
About twelve o'clock that night the Indians and soldiers returned with waggoner who had Aole froin the camp, with about eight others their waggoners and forces without orders. This wag. goner says they heard and saw the enemy about four miles from this side the Carrying place. They heard a gun fire, and a man call upon heaven for mercy, which he jodged to be Adams. The next morning I called a council of war, who gave it as their opinion, and in which the Indians were extremely urgent, that 1000 men fhould be detached, and a number
of their people would go with them, in order to catch the enemy in their retreat from the other camp, cither as vi&ors, or defeated in their defign. The icoo men were detached under the command of colonel Williams, of one of the Boston regiments, with upwards of 200 Indians. They marched between eight and nine o'clock. In about an hour and half af. terwards we heard a heavy firing, and all the marks of a warm engagement, which we judged was about three or four miles from us ; we beat to arms, and got our men all in readiness. The fire approached nearer, upon which I judged our people were retreating, and detached lieutenant colonel Cole, with about 300 men, to cover their retreat. About ten o'clock some of our men in the rear, and tome Indians of the said party, came running into camp, and acquainted us, that our men were retreating, that the enemy were too strong for them. The whole party that escaped returned to us in large bodies,
As we had thrown up a breaft-work of trees round our encampment, and planted some field-pieces to defend the same, we immediately hauled some heavy cannon up there to strengthen our front, took possession of some eminencies on our left Aank, and got one field-piece there in a very advantageous fituation : The breaft. work was manned throughout by our people, and the best dispofition made through our whole encampment, which time and circumstances would permit. About half an hour after eleven, the enemy appeared in fight, and marched along the road in very regular order di. reatly upon our center : They made a small halt about 150 yards from our breafi-work, when the regular troops, (whom we judged to be fuch by their bright and fixed bayonets) made the grand and center attack. The Canadians and Indians fquarted and dispersed on our ftanks. The enemy's fire we received first from their regulars in platoons, but it did no great execution, being at too great a distance, and our men defended by the breast work. Our artillery then began to play on them, and was ferved, under the direction of captain Eyre, during the whole engagement, in a manner very advantageous to his character, and those concerned in the management of it. The engagement now became general on