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Poetical Essays in August, 1769. 441

Let a friend only whisper a word in your ear, Yet strange it is that dukes and earlo Make the modt of your hasveft, for autumn is la there wild games should be such churls,

So very deep lhould gamble,
To Aake ibeir fatteft lands and beeves,

The Judicrous BACCHANAL.
And risk their decks ’midt trait'rous thieves, WHILE the bottle to humour, and social
Rebelling for a scramble.


The smallest afritance can lend ; (night,
Kind heaven preserve a lickly fate, While it happily keeps up the laugh of the
Avert the rueful threats of fate;

Or enlivens the mind of a friend ;
All government relax'd,

O let me enjoy it, ye bountiful powers,
There's scarce an a&without a flaw,

That time may deliciously pass, [hours,
No pow's to keep the mob in awe,

And Mould Care ever think to intrude on my And we are over-tax'd.

Scare the haggard away with the glass. H Y M N.

But, instead of a rational feast of the sense,

Should Discord preside o'er the bowl,
Salutes the first blush of the mora, And folly, debate, or contention commence,
And the roses new incense prepare,

From too great an expanfion of foul :
To breathe on the dew-dropping chorn;

Should the man I esteem, or the friend of my
Fresh feelings inftin&tively spring

In the fteer, as he turns up the clod,
And creation itself seems to sing,

In the ivy feel nought but the rod :

Should I make sweet religion a protligate jeft,
In the honour and glory of God.

And daringly sport with my God,
In what sensual mazes with-held,

From my lips dalb the poisos, O merciful
Is man now unhappily lost?

fate, la che rage of what paffion impellid?

Where the madness or blasphemy hung, In the sea of what vice is be loft ? And let every accent, which virtue should hate, O inftantly let him proclaim

Parch quick on my infamous tongue.
What the herbage all cells on the fod ; From my fight let the curse be eternally driven,
And, if gratitude cannot, let shame

Where my reason fo fatally Aray'd,
Awake to the praises of God.

That no more I may offer an insult to heaven,

Or give man a caute to upbraid.
The eye of some maid in despair
Does bis perjury fatally dim ;

Or some breast does he cruelly fear,
That beats, and beats only for bim :

This Poem, wbicb is addressed to ibe Governor
All swift as the lightening's keen blaze of a North American Cluny, bas been so
Let him bumble before the dread rod,

biglly celebrated by our American FellowNor join, so unhallow'd, in praise

Subjects, ibar we spall make no Apol gy for To the honour and glory of God.

laying it before obe Readers of sbis Couniry. IV.

Some law does be madly defy,
Which the Being of beings commands;

WHEN elevated worth commands efteert,

Each glowing heart Surrenders to the The bolt ready lifted on high

claim, Shall dash him to duft as he stande.

And pregnant genius, brooding o'er the theme, Io thunder Omnipotence breaks,

Inscribes his honours on the roll of fame.
Fall proftrate, 0 wretch, at his nod :

See earth to her center deep shakes, There truth recorded by the artless I y,
All dismay'd at the voice of her God!

On Time's swift pinions pofs with equal

pace ;
Life's road let me cautiously view,

The dazling wonder we admire to-day,
And no longer disdain to be wise,

Shall shine unsullied to the latest race.
But redden such pachs to pursue,

As my reason should hate or despise. But when some miscreant, eminently vle,
To crown both my age and my youth,

Springs into place, and blindly aim'd with
Let me mark where religion has trod,

Since nothing but virtue and truth

Presuming on his privilege to {poil,
Can reach to the throne of my God.

Betrays a keen impatience to devour;


When Smother'd rancour, gnawing at the A political Epigram to the D. of Grafton.


(guise ; HILE all the moft fcurril invectives Is robod in smiles, the villain's worst dilo

Or couch'd beneath the triple shield of art, And so vilely besparter your

innocen: grace,

Arrests th' wnguarded vietiin, by furprize;

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POETICAL Essays in AUGUST, 1769.

XVI. When beggar'd reams impress a damn': de- Tell me, proud villain! shameless as thou art ! light,

[mind; Now thinc opprobrious conduct taints the And guiltless anguish feasts the recreant

air ;
When the base plunderer of a brother's right Does not remorse harrass thy callous heart,
Enjoys triumphant mischief, he designd; And pour a poison'd Rood of anguith there?

Conf &ing passions thro' the bofom roll, Does conscience whisper dangers to thy

mind, Indignant virtue ftabe with ev'ry groan ; Or pain'd contrition hail thy foul offence, To sovoreign vengeance we consign the soul, Whene'er you mingle with abus'd mankind, But on the curs'd carcase wreak our own. Or when the eye of virtue frowns thes VII.

thence ? OB--, what has Candour to commend,

XVIII. Or purblind Friendship to secure thy fame, Or if reflection baunt thy drear abode, When rig'rous Juftice prosecutes the fiend, Art thou not ftung to madness, with the And Arips thee bare to everlasting thamc ? gueft?

[goad VIII.

Does by loul ficken, when the plants the Think not, ah think not, with thy wonted Of grinding scorpions in thy blifer'd art,

breaft? To foil ftern Justice, in her vig'rous chace ;.

XIX. To hide che keco convi&tion of the beart, Plunge to thy heart's foul core, I charge thee Or with diffemblid Virtuc bronze thy face:


(there; IX.

Wring out th'invenom'd source of mischief Attend with rev'rence, nor, by hear'n! pre. Then, if thou durft, erect a chearful brow, sume

And boldly bid defiance to Despair. To forge a smile, or wink away a tear ;

XX. Nor doze thy haggar'd conscience, while thy Can't thou elaborate, from the mass of crime, doom,

One gem of wortb, or ought to worth ale By kind anticipation-drikes thee here. ly'd ? X.

Inscribe the wonder on the tale of time, OB-~, where's thy wisdom ? where's thy And throw the pond'rous wreck of guilt afide pride?

Confider, can'A thou wish to be forgiven ? Nay, should Compaffion her ablution rain,
To launch thy brittle bark on Folly's tide, Or dove-ey'd Charity incline to spare ;
And madly dare the menac'd blaft of Thy conscious bosom brooding o'er its babe,

Would spawn inexorable furies there.

Was every avenue to fortune clos'd,

Say, parricide! what penance can atone, But that forbidden path, which led to What new seolations thrill with aukward fams?

(mart ; Or was thy black malignant heart disposid, From dread eternity to (natch a groan, To try the hazard of a damning game? Us purge pollution from thy leprous beart. XII.

XXIII, Nay, I will ask thee, did'f thou not aspire, Hie thee, poor tyrant! to that happy goal,

Like Rome's berce tyrant, nobly to destroy? Whero unsuccessful Malice may repole ; To glut thy vengeance with a world on fire, Where Verres, Andrors, from reseatment And wing wide havock with infernal joy ? ftole, XIII.

Go sbare eternal infamy with chose. Base in grate! How insatiate was thy rage ?

XXIV. What ranc'rous Demoo aurs'd the foul de. Perhaps, kiod Pity then may Nuice her balm, fign,

While lowly wrapt in Death's umbrageous That erring bounty could not ought altuage, wing; Th' ebullient malice of a soul like thine ? Perhaps, thy phrenzy may possess a calm, XIV.

Defeat ous vengeance, and elude its iting. Have we not lavish'd lordships to thy shrine,

XXV. And cloy'd thine avasice with too geo'sous. O'er life's last ebbs, though oameless borront food?

rollo Bot like the idol of great Ammon's line, To one like thee abandon'd, unforgiven, Thy lavage favour must be brib'd with Though sharp the conflict of that parting soul, blood!

Which long maintain'd a desp'rate war XV.

with heaven. Were we not suppliant of thy poor esteem,

XXVI. Mere Naves, attendant on thy car of ftate? Yet truf me, B-, not the heart-wrong tear But while indulging the illusive dream, Shall Inatch thy name from obloguy below, Were doom'd the martyrs of thy mean de- Nor sore repentance, which abfolves chee there, ceit,

Shall footh the vengeance of a mortal foe.




should mufic cease to charm the ear, Sung by Mr. VERNON, at Vauxhall-Gar

In symphony or song, deni.

'Twould fill enchanting be to bear

The mufic of her tongue. THAnd bid the world good night,

HOUGH Sol hath left the weftern kies, Ye fair, forgive me if I seem The radiance of Belinda's eyes

Too lavih in her praise; Affords fufficient light.

Nor let my fond enraptur'a theme Is there who can, at such a light,

Your indignation raise. Regret the absent day?

For though Belinda all confess Should ev'ry flow'ret bide its head,

The coldeft heart can warm, And wither in its bloom,

These dades a thousand objects bleso, Her roseate breath diffufive spread

Replete with every charm. Would yield a rich perfume.


SUNDAY, July 23.

" That the proprietors in general do request HE new chapel of the countess of their directors, that they will apply to

of Huntingdon at Tunbridge- government for the better security of their T Wells was opened by the Rev. poffeifions in India, and for such a naval

Mr. Whitfield. It is built force, confifting of ships of the line and fri.
after the gothic taste; in a gates, as shall be thought neceffary."
plain but very elegant manner.


His royal highness the duke of Cumbedland
Came on the ele&tion for president of St. arrived in town from Portsmouth.
Thomas's hospital, when the right hon. the

SUNDAY, 30. lord mayor and Mr. Alderman Nalle were A melancholy accident happened, between put up as candidates. After much debate, Alresford and Winchester, to their graces the the lord mayor withdrew, and Mr. Aldere duke and dutchess of Beaufort, by the horses man Nath was chosen.

of their phaeton taking fright, and throwThe cloth workers company fold their ef. ing them a conhderable diftance : his grace tate in Ireland for upwards of 28,000l. It is much bruised, but no bones broke ; her was formerly lett for 100l. per ann. but for grace is also much bruised, and her leg Some years lett at 6ool. per ann.

broke. She was obliged to be carried three At fix o'clock the ballot ended at the miles on a gate, before the could be put in Eat-India house on the question, “ That it a proper place. is the opinion of this court to recommend

THURSDAY, Aug. 3. to the directors to carry the commission Arrived in town, his excellency Lord Stor. which was read, and infructions to be given mont, his majelty's ambassador at the court to Henry Vanfittart, Luke Scrafton, and of Vienna. Francis Ford, Esqrs, into execution with all About half an hour after eight o'clock, convenient fpeed," when the numbers were, part of the side walls of the south abutment for the quefon 321; againft it 187; majo- of the New Bridge at Edinburgh gave way, rity 134. The court then adjourned till ihis day. but all the arches are entire. Some people

About half an hour atter eight, a dreadful have suffered, and had it happened sooner in fire broke out at Mr. Ross's, whipmaker to the evening, it mighi have been attended the duke of Cumberland, in Marybone-Street, with more fatal consequences. St. James's, which entirely consumed the Several policies are opened about the royal same, and feven or eight more houses; be- exchange on the succeis cj Mfr. Moore's mafides damaging a number of others.

chine to go without horses. The general, THURSDAY, 27.

terms are ten guineas in hand, to receive one At a general meeting of the proprietors of hundred, if the macbine travels twenty miles Eaft India Atock, Sir George Colebrooke, in three hours, on any turnpike road, in two Bart. produced a letter signed by nine pro- months from Auguft. prietors, wbicb, with the approbation of the

MONDAY, 7. court, was read, the purport of which is as A moft dreadful fire broke out at a baker's follows: " That confidering the present cri- in Wilton, near the seat of the earl of Peme tical fituation of our affairs in India, it may broke, 'which burnt with such fury that up: be requered of government to grant, for the wards of thirty houses were in a fhort time service of the company, two thips of the iine, reduced to ashes; all the work ftops, wareand two battalions." After some debates the houses, &c. belonging to Mr. Moody's carpet folļowing question was proposed by Mr. Mac. manufactory, were destroyed, and when the bean, and carried unanimously,

express came away the fire was not out, K k k 2



Aug. but no mention was made of any lives being

SATURDAY, 12. loft.

Being the birth-day of bis royal bigboels THURSDAY, 10.

the prince of Wales, who then entered into An anecdote has been handed about, that the eighth year of his age, was observed as S. V. Esq. who for some time pan appeared

vival. a: a very warm patriot, has written a letter

TUESDAY, 15. to the D. of G, offering the sum of govof. Was a general meeting of the proprietors for the reversion of the office of clerk of the of Eaft. India fock, to take into further crown for Jamaica, for his son, being a pa- consideration the paragraph in Loid Wey. tent place, and the present poffeffor the only mouth s letter of the Joth of this month, survivor of three, to whom the patent was refpe&ting the powers to be given to a nasal originally gradied; that he inclosed in this officer, as well as the re-consideration of the letter an affidavit made before the lord mayor commiffion; when, after some debates, the to keep secrely as to the contents; but as matter was adjourned to a fucure day for the the party to whom the letter was sent was opportunity of farther information, under no such obligation, the affair has been

WEDNESDAY, 16. divulged, and a prosecution is talked of, for Being the birib-day of his royal highaela such an attempt of corrupting a m

Prince Frederick, bishop of Osnaburgh, FRIDAY, II.

who entered the seventh year of his age, his The jußices of Surry have suppressed Sy majefty received the compliments of the nodenham fair.

bility on the occa leo. At a general court of the Eaft India com- The ballot for the following question pany, held at the East India house, a letter came on at the East India House in Leaden. from his majesty's ministers was read, touch- hall-Street, agreeable to an adjournmeot for ing the powers to be invested in the command that purpose, viz. “That it is the opinion of his majesty's navy appointed to India : of this court, that the balance uspaid to the a nd defiring the opinion of the general court claimants on the Reditution Fund, be paid on the point, after some debates and papers in Bengal so foon at the date of the com: being read relative to the matter, the court pany's treasury will admit." "Ar seven agreed that the confideration of this point o'clock, Sir George Colebrooke reported Mould be a journed to Tuesday.

the following face of the ballot : For the The following is the extract of Lord Wey. queflion, 239; againt it, 145; in farour mouth's letter to the directors of the East of the claimants, 94. India company.

A meeting of the freeholders of Wils “ That the commission appointing the was this day held at the Devizes, in conse present supervisors to India had been taken qrience of an advertisement published by or. into consideration by his majesty's servants, der of the grand jury at Salisbury, and figaand that it was their opinion, that in some ed by William Talk, Efq; high-herif of respects it was illegal; that in an answer he the county ; when a petition was produced (Lord Weymouth) had received from the di. and agreed to. sectors, respecting the appointment of a na.

ERIDAY, 18. val officer, with full powers to adjust all ma- About nine o'clock, a fire broke our at ritime affairs in India, he was concerned the bouse of Ms. William Deil, an orrice. to find, that they had not totally acceded to weaver, in Bridewell-hospital, wbich enit, and therefore begged of the direktors that tirely consumed the faid house, and thres they would reconsider of the commission in general, and lay the last article in particular,

SATURDAY, 19. that of giving unlimited powers to a caval A writ was iflued from the office of the officer, before the proprietary at large." court of Common Pleas in the Temple, in

The reading of this letter gave rise to a the name of the Right Hon. George Oollow, train of correspondence being opened between Efq; plaintiff, againt John Horde, of New government and the direction. In reading Brentford, clerk. This cause is expected to one of the letters from the secretary of Aare, come on in the court of Common Pleas the mention was made of the very embroiled ftare next term before Lord Chief Juftice Wilmot, of the company's affairs in the gulf of Perfia. No counsel can plead in this court, except This was a matter wholly unknown before, those who are ferjeants. Mr. Horne is said even to the directors who are not of the to have retained Serjeant Glyun and Şerjeaat committee of secre'y; and a stop was put to Leigb. reading the rest of the letter.

MONDAY, 2į. The court afterwards proceeded to consider Being the birth-day of his royal highness the business of the day relative to the reditu- Prince William. Henry, bis majesty's third tion; the debate !afted til late in the even. fon, who entered the fifth year of his age, ing, in the course of which, the court in ge- their majesties received the compliments of neral were well satisfied of the propriety of the nobility on the occasion, the application made by the claimants, and

TUESDAY, 22. the jutice of their demand,

A fire broke out in the house of Mr. Brit.



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BIRTHS and MARRIAGES, an eminent brazier, in Mount-ftreet, rogative which the constitution bas fo prosvenor-square, that was lett ready furo perly placed in your majesty': bands. ned to perfons of fashion. The lat rami- And your majesty's petitioners shall waving left it a fortnignt, a maid servant of

ever pray, &c.' · Butler's lett some linen to dry before a fire Dublin, Aug. 2. This day the trustees ile the went to dinner, which is supposed for building the Royal Exchange, accompahave taken fore. In a Mort time the nied by the Lord High Chancellor, the arch. use and furniture were consumed; the bishop of Dublin, and many persons of dir. use of Mr. Digby, breeches. maker, on tinction, waited on the Lord Lieutenantat • fide, and the bouse of Mrs. Fylow, on the Cattle, from whence they proceeded to other, were very much damaged. Corke-Hill, where his excellency laid the THURSDAY, 24.

first front of that edifice, on which was the The following gentlemen waited on his following inscription : ajefty at Si. James's with the petition “In the ninth year of the reign of his faom the freeholders of the county of Surry: cred majefty George the Third, king of be Hon. Peter King, Joseph Martin Eig; Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c. and Francis Vincent, Bt. An.Chapman, Esq; during the adminiftration of George Lord Jof. M.wbey, Bart. Joseph Clarke, Esq; viscount Townsend, losd lieutenant general

Anthony Abdy, Barc. met the above gen- and general governor of Ireland, the first emen, previous to their going to court, at ftone of the Royal Exchange was laid by his le Thatched-House tavern; but being great. excellency on the second day of August, in

indisposed with the gout, could not at- the year of our Lord 1769. The building of rod them to the palace.

which was undertaken by a society of merOn the king's return from the drawing chants of the city of Dublin, incorporated com, Sir Francis Viacent, Bart. the worthy for that purpose io 1768." epresentative of the county, presented the netition to his majefty, which was molt gra

AMERICAN AFFAIRS. ciously received, and is as follows: To the KING's Most Excellent Majesty, EVERAL messages have passed be

tween his excellency Governor Bernard, the County of Sury.

and the assembly of Massachusets Bay, now « Moft Gracious Sovereign!

convened at Cambridge, on occasion of his WE, your majetty's most dutiful and loyal expe&ted departure for Englands in which fubjects, the Freeho ders of the county of the assembly remonftrate, in severe terms, on Surry, from a grateful sense of the inefimable the maserial points of his public conduct tobleffings wbich this nation has enjoyed under ward this colony; and passed several spirited the mild and equal government of your ma- resolutions on the occalion. But the whole jefy, and your illustrious predecesors of the is much too long to extract. touse of Brunswick, and from a steady at- The inhabitants of Maryland have entered tachment, zeal, and atfe&tion to your royal into an association againft the importasion of perfon, and family, think it our duty to join British manufactures, and for the encouwith our injured fellow-Subjects in bumbly ragement of their own produce. offering to your majefty our complaints of the A letter from Botion in New-England measures adopted by pernicious counsellors, says, “ We bear that Mr. Otis has lately wbo, we apprehend, have countenanced and received a very polite letter from the oelebraadvised a violation of the first principle of ted Mrs. Macaulay, the great patroness of the conftitution.

Liberty in England, with a copy of her The rigbe of Election in the people, which history elegantly bound." is the security of all their rights, is also the foondation of your majefty's; we cannot

BIRTHS. therefore forbear being alarmed when we see

He lady of Thomas Orby

Hunter, Esq; of a son. of

Auguft. The lady of Capt. Campbell, We have seen, royal fire, with great conkern, 20 application of the freeholders of late one of the maids of honour to the queen,

of a son; the mother died --Dutchess of the county of Middlesex, made by their

Manchester of a fon. -Lady Forbes, of a bumble petition to the House of Commons; son and heir. complaining of that measure, defeated ; and it is with the utmoft reluctance we now

MAXRIAGES. had ourselves constrained to appeal to your Gocied person, from whole justice and good- A Tel e hapjes Mrs. Flint-Gen. Carpels we can alone hope for redress.

We therefore most humbly implore your nack, member of parliament for Leominster, majesty, that you would be gracioully pleased to Miss Elizabeth Catherine Rivett, daughto give us such relief as to your royal wisdom ter of Thomas Rivett, Eiq; deceased, late

mcumber hall leem mest, by an exertion of that


that first principle violated in the late io- July 25. TH

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