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540 The Origin of LOTTERIES. Νον. A new Ballad : Calculated for the present rear. By Mr. LOCKMAN:

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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.

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Poetical Essays in NOVEMBER, 1755.

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,
WAKE my soul! thy sacred ardour Having in view the everlasting crown :

Jesus the signal for the fight they chose,
Thy Saviour's name with joy exulting fing ; and gave a glorious onset to their foes ;
While for unusual fight I take my aim Jerus our conqu'ring chief with rapture cry'd,
Awake my lute, proud of the glorious theme! Jesus aloud the founding skies reply'd.
Let each harmonious string pure cadence O bless'd, o lov'd, O efficacious pame!

[name. From thee the burning seraphs catch their
Tremble with joy, and speak the mighty fame,
Alift me every gentle pleasing round, Jesus the God, 'tis they alone can tell
Which studious art or nacure ever found, What treasures in that lovely title dwell :
Alift me, you that in the rural strain You happy spirits on the blissful More,
Echo your plaintive numbers thro' the By this confirm'd you never can be poor,

[! 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.
Yelighing winds, ye softly whispiring woods; IN ego pofthac, Jove comprobante,
Let every bird of every tuneful throat
In concert join his free ungovern'd note ; Prospero accedam, neque me retardet
While hills and vallies catch the sacred Itrain,

Ægra senectus :
And fervent echos the blefa'd found retain. Pone me turres uhi Itant Philippæ ",
With Jesus we begin, his charming name, Sub meis illic ftudui patronis t,
His merit, virtues, yield an endless theme; Quos aget pennâ metuente solvi
The spacious universe shall hear the song,

Fama superstas.
And every cadence artfully prolong.

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 ;

Caftra triumphat.
Her aspect blooming and her looks are gay,

Sive Chichiæi acrias fub arces,
And every obje&t darts a brighter ray. Emicat custos ubi non filendus,
What pleasure thrills at thy transporting name Scripta qui quondam veterum virorum,
Whore accents to the ranrom'd world proclaim

Me duce, volvit.
Salvation and immeasurable grace,

Sive Charwelli virides per oras,
Peace and good-will to all the human race, Sacra qui lambit loca Alagdalena,
A purchas'd heav'n and open paradise, Quæ quidem Mulæ loca nunc ut olim
Unbounded joys and never ending bliss.

Semper adornant.
O height ! O depth ! O vast stupendous love; Sed domum imprimis celcbrem Philipfa,
Can man, loft man, for this ungrateful prore? Quâ vigent artes et Apollo musis
Jesus the Saviour ! what rebellious knee Præsidet, Pindo gelido relicto,
Would not a ready homage pay to thee.

Alquc Helicone.
Thy noble votaries of old were Nain, Nota quâ floret bene disciplina,
As number'd in the martyrs glorious train,

Artium perquam ad studium excitantur,
Enroll'd in records of immortal fame, Premii tuin spe juvenes alacies
Wore on their breasts inscrib'd thy mighty

Munera præstant.

Quâ fides et pax, et amica virtus,
By this with sacred fortitude inspir'd, Et fuas omnes posuere ledes
With heavenly zeal and noble transport fir'd, Gratiæ, vel quâ sera non adese
They ran intrepid on the pointed spear,

Audet Erinnys.
For death did in no hideous shape appear;

Quâ tuas laudes Cocii fideles
The fatal block and agonizing flame

Voce, rex Ceorgi, recinunt canorâ,
As often try'd, as ofien prov'd the fame : Cum Negus plenis biberint culullis
With open arms they met the joyful guest,
While envy snarl'd and malice rear'd hercrcft,

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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

ET meaner bards in rapt'rous strain Never to stir beyond St. James's-square ?

Sing ev'ry charm of face and air ; Tho'pinche with cold this winter, wou'd
On ev'ry verdant vale and plain
Chaunt forth the triumphs of the fair : To taverns and to bagnios in July ?

With truth, with justice, I can tell, What tho' you found th' attendance onco
Dear Peggy's still the Nonpariel.


Yorkshire petitions come not every year.
Others may boast, with her, the praise The man whose taste is temperate, whose
Of melting eyes and snowy breast,

Where each soft grace luxuriant plays, Feels the calm transports of a mind at rest,
And wanton Çupids link to rest ;

Looks down with pitying or regardless eye
But who can such a mind reveal, On the proud science of learn'd luxury :
As Peggy, lovely Nonpariel ?

Sees all our visionary pleasures roll,

Vain med'cines to the fever of the soul ;
Oh! witness each requester'd grove,

Like fires beneath the dog-star's furious ray,
Witness each hill and dale around,

Or parties to Vaux-hall on New-year's day.
Good fenre, with beauty, wak'd my love, But you, with nature's best endowments
Witness, you've heard each gladsome sound,

Mellifluous sounds that grateful trill And form'd by pleasing to be ever pleas'd ;
From Peggy, deareft Nonpariel ! Come, to your friends impatient withes,

Such menial warmth, such flames divine, Boast the delights of Italy at home.

Nor time, nor with'ring age decays ; With gay reflection, humour never four,
Still more resplendent they shall shine, Live o'er the past, improve the present hour,
" And flourish ftill by lengih of days : 'Tis reason sets th' unquiet mind at ease,
The soul with admiration fill

Not cities, nor their tributary seas :
Of Peggy, matchless Nonpariel. Men pass unchang’d o'er twenty different

foils ;
Tell me, ye melting songsters say,

Parlons drink ale at Wapping or Versailles.
If all your fond ideal themes,

Restless in vain we thift the varying scene,
Your vocal shell, smooth roundelay,

Whilft indolence, that canker, preys within.
In all your wanton am'rous dreams, Those heart-feltjoys (which you so oft receive)

Your fancy'd fairs can e'er excel Not Gondolas nor Berlins have to give :
My Peggy, beauteous Nonpariel ? Joys, which from sense, good-nature, virtue

My Peggy's charms are lasting sure,

Alike or on the Thames or on the Po :
Her virtues shall for ever bloom,

And, were it not for a confounded ferry,
Cæleftial copy !-stil endure,

Your lordMip might be happy ev'n at Derry.
And mock the wrinkle and the tomb,

Ande'en when death those eyes shall veil, To the Author of the Mossy Bower. See
Record my wond'rous Nonpariel.

Lond. Mag. Sept. 1755.
An Imitation of Ep. ij. Lib. 1. of HORACE.


REACH on good doctor, and attempt
Quid tibi visa Cbios, &c.

To fing of Nancy, or the Moffy Bower ;
By bis Grace the Primate of Ireland. The Molly Bower and Nancy too may
TILL, my dear lord, do fair Italia's please,

(with ease,
[tow'rs, Yet if you needs must fing-pray do's
Florence proud gates, and Vcnice sea-girt Nor thus the muse, when out of humour
Seill do the ruins of imperial Rome,

Please more than parks or palaces at home? The muse when in good humour well may
Or fay, if ne'er one with unbidden stole

From Tiber's banks to poor forsaken Knole? Nancy is sprightly as the blooming May,
Or do you chule fome country town in That all the winning graces round her wait,
France ?

[Nantes ; And join to make the lovely maid complears
For instance, mould you take a house at Yet one thing's needful, I remind you doctor,
Why you may tell me, that tho'Nantes scarce You never nam'd a consort once, which

Thock'd ber,

In dirt to Westminster and Tothill-fields ; Tell her you've one that waits the happy
There, midit tobacco, brandy, smoke, what To meet her in the nuptial Mossy Bower.

Your friends forgetting, nay by them forgot,


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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


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