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even with the consent of a corrupt majority half the expence that would be necessary case in which Great Britain may be surin Parliament. If ever diffention and faca for the magnificent fortifications of the prised by a foreign invasion, and as two tion should ripen, as they have done here- Master General of the Ordnance, would ideas may be compared together; so long tofore, into a turbulence verging on vio- | breed such numbers of seamen, and, at the will the Duke of Richmond find employlence; if one party should arrange itself same time, so increase the public revenue, ment for the public revenue, in his own on the fide of the crown, and another on that we might look upon all the combina- line, and seek to raise the post of master the side of the people: or if, in a frantic tions of our enemies, not as objects of ap- general of the ordnance into the first office fit, or stupid torpor, the people thould throw prehension and alarm to us, but, on the of the state, Nor will boards of officers be themselves into the scale of the executive contrary, as the certain vouchers of their wanting to approve his plans, while they power, as they have done in Denmark, own impotence and fear.

No! if our

are appointed by his own choice, and the and as they have lately shewn themselves enemics are formidable, they are formida- favour of the court is the fure and only willing to do in Great Britain; in these ble, not by their own strength, their own road to military and naval preferment. and other contingent cases, an artful and industry, their own arts, and address, ambitious tyrant might recollect the great as they are; but through our impolicy, force he could wield, and the pofleffion our sluggishness, our prejudices, our fears. of a few castles would turn the vibrating If we are not wanting to the bountiful hand Dr. JOHNSON'S GHOST. balance in favour of monarchy. The and deaf to the invitations of nature, and

BY A LADY. situation of Portsmouth and Plymouth fits the imploring voice of our fellow-men, them for the easy reception of foreign an hundred and forty thousand seamen, with mercenaries. The blind fury of a monar- fome millions of yearly revenue, will, in 'That the folemn hour of night, chial party might connive at the introduc- the course of even a few years, be added to That Johnson, huge majestic sprite, tion of German troops: and then it would the strength and support of the British go Repair'd to Bofwell's feet. be found, when too late, how vain it is to vernment. An improved revenue, an inoppose a civil edi&t to the determination of creased population, an augmentation of the His

face was like the full orb'd moon, a military force to cross the Rubicon. number of our seamen; these, and not the That bodes the tempelt bursting soon, But, it is said that the French fleet is greatest quantities of pitch, hemp, tar, and

And winds that blufter loud. more powerful now, than it ever was at turpentine, hoarded within new walls and any former period; and farther, that this redoubts, are the true stamina and feeds of Terrific was liis angry look, Aeet may, in case of war, be joined by the British fecurity and greatness. Fortified Thrice in his hand he wav'd a book,

His pendent eye-brows frown'd; fleets of Holland and of Spain; and far- by such an accession even as a wife and po Then dash'd it on the ground. ther still, that a case may happen when it litical economy would infallibly bring to may become necessary to send out the Great Britain by a retrenchment of super

“ Behold," he cry'd, “perfidious man, British Aleet to watch the motions of the Auous expences, and improvements of na

“ This object of my rage:

“ Bethink thee of the fordid plan, enemy, and to escort our trading ships to tural resources, this nation might seek their

“ That form'd this venal page. their destinations. The fituation of this enemies, not wait their approach; invade, iland gives her mighty advantages in all instead of being invaded; and, instead of “ Was it to make this bafe record, endeavours to prevent a junction between making their own.country the scene of war, “ That you my friendship sought; the feets of her enemies. And if she be drive the battle far from their own gates.

« Thus to retain each vagrant word, superior at sea to any one of them, she has It is by offensive, not defensive war, that

“ Each undigested thought? little reason to fear them all; or, if she has, Great Britain can tame the ambition of her “ Darft thou pretend that, meaning praise, let her oppose confederacy to confederacy. enemies, and maintain her own rank and

« Thou seek it to raise my name ; If she cannot disunite Holland, France, and independence.

" When all thy babbling pen betrays, Spain, let her unite to herself the Danes, Did not grief and indignation at the

“ But gives me churlith fame! and the Russians, and the Austrians. A effect, restrain all emotions of ridicule at « Do readers in these annals trace juncture can never arise, it which it can the cause, we might with great justice “ The man that's wife and good ? be either the interest or the inclination of all compare this little Man, though a triple “ No !-rather one of savage race, the maritime powers of the earth, to behold, DUKE, to one of those insignifcant crea “ Illib'ral, fierce, and rude. either with pleasure or with indifference, tures that, by continued burrowing in the

" A traveller--whose disconteng the exaltation of the House of Bourbon on earth, undermine the foundations of great

« No kindness can appease ; the ruins of Great Britain.

buildings. His exertions, though undirected " Who finds for spleen, perpetual vent, That the French Navy is growing, ra- by genius, like the imperceptible opera “ In all he hears and sees. pidly in strength, is a fact which all admit. tion of the elements on rocks and stones,

« One whose ingratitude displays What is the inference that we ought to are yet constant. draw from this truth? Not that we ought

“ The most ungracious guest ;. This magical engineer, who, by the

« Who hospitality repays to fhrink from the proper scene of contest, building of walls, seeks to undermine the

es With bitter biting jest. to desert our own element, and to the float- safety of Britain, like the mole, though ing batteries of our enemies to oppose the short-lighted, is unremitting in his efforts." Ah! would, as o'er the hills we sped, labours of the pioneer and the bricklayer. Sooner or later his project will again be

“ And climb'd the sterile rocks, If the French increase their navy, encrease laid before Parliament, an assembly Auc

« Some vengeful stone had struck thee dead,

Or steeple, spar'd by Knox! your navy. A most fertile and fortunate tuating in its nature, while the views of the resource remains for this purpose; a re- court are uniform, and the aim of this “ Thy adulation now I see, fource which the exigencies of government, restless projector is invariably the same. He «. And all its schemes unfold the cries of hundreds of thoufands of wretch finds an interesting employment in the an “ Thy av'rice, Boswell, cherifh'd me, ed individuals, and the very face and con- ticipation of possible, instead of lightening " To turn me into gold. formation of nature herself, press upon your the burthen of real evils; and would lay a

"So keepers guard the beasts they show, cultivation and acceptance. It is needless fure foundation for real calamities, by way. " And for their wants provide ; to say, that we allude to the fisheries on the of obviating such as are imaginary: So“. Attend their steps where'er they gor coalt of Scotland, which, with less than long, therefore, as it is possible to figure a “ And travel by their lide..

,

"O! were it not that, deep and low, who shall act under the King, and yet be betray the declining confidence of the peo"Beyond thy reach I'm laid,

responsible for his conduct to the people, ple; he feeks not to continue in office, by " Rapacious Boswell had ere now

becomes a necessary agent in the British dividing its power and its dangers with “ Johnson a mummy made."

government. This agent, uniting the others. As he considers himself as solely He ccas'd, and stalk'd from Bofwell's fight power of the crown with the confidence of responsible to his country for the adminiWith fierce indignant mien,

the people, steers the helm of State ac- ftration of government, he declines a situaScornful as Ajax' sullen (price,

cording to the internal and external situation in which he is answerable for measures By fage Ulyffes seen.

tion of the kingdom, with which the secrets he is not suffered to conduct. Dead paleness Boswell's cheek o'erspread,

of the executive branch of government are AS THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION His limbs with horror shook ;

fupposed to make him acquainted, and po- is composed of Ihreds and patches of all With trembling halte he left his bed, pular favour gives him an auspicious gale. parties, so its meafures are composed of And burnt his fatal book.

With these advantages, it is reasonably ex- Ihreds and patches furnished by all parties And thrice he call'd on Johnson's name,

pected that he should bring her safely into also. The India bill, which was originally Forgiveness to implore!

harbour : and he is responsible with his altered and amended by the suggestions of Then thrice repeated" injur'd Fame !"

life and fortune, if he suffers her to be minority, has undergone farther altora And word-wrote never more. dashed against rocks and shoals.

tions. The taxes are almost all of them A PRIME MINISTER, then, is the modified, and transformed in Parliament. greatest officer in the state, who, though he The Irish propositions originally proposed

can do nothing without the favour of the by our cabinet, underwent a total metaIDEA of a CONSTITUTIONAL PRIME people, does all things necessary for their morphosis in the British Parliament. The MINISTER of ENGLAND. prosperity, while theycontinue to strengthen proposed fortifications were rejected; yet

his hands, and encourage his heart. He still Mr. Pitt holds his place. Not one of 'HE CONSTITUTION of England possesses wisdom to concert, and vigour to his plans, that relating to smuggling alone

execute, whatever measures are necessarily excepted, has been adopted without the moft King, Lords, and Commons, which can connected with the public prosperity. He cffential alterations: nor does heever appear not lo properly be said to counterbalance, takes it upon him therefore to administer in so respectable a light as when he yields as to act and re-act, and mutually to in the affairs of the republic, and he pledges to correction, and suffers the passengers fuence one another. As the face of hu himself that they shall be administered with themselves to conduct the vessel of State. man affairs is for ever changing, and as success. As he is answerable for the issue He kisses the rod, and says, " I will be a there are always more cases than laws, the of affairs, he has a right to direct them: good boy for the future; I will do so no respective duties and prerogatives of the not indeed in an arbitrary manner, for that more.” But is this a Prime Minister of three different branches of the legislature are is inconsistent with the nature of a free go- England? No. This is the vicAR OF not marked out with such precision as the vernment, but by proposing such plans as BRAY. He shifts off all responsibility, and different departments in the public offices, or Thall receive the fanction of Parliament, by does what you will, if you will only allow the various parts of any ingenious manu- Thewing, and convincing his fellow citi him the name, the power, and consefacture ; but admit of a degree of variation, zens of their utility, in cases where a Par-quence of Chancellor of the Exchequer and are beft defined by ancient customs, liamentary fanction is necessary; and by and first Lord of the Treasury. Let the qualified, occasionally, by the present state a discreet, prudent, and patriotic exercise public measures be what they will, he must of the times, and the unforeseen exigencies of the power of the crown, where it is not be the great Minister of State. of the moment. The end of our civil con His schemes must either receive the autho In a situation like this, Mr. Pitt, as a stitution, like that of all forms of govern- rity of Parliament before, or they must be Minister, resembles no predecessor who ment, is the public good; and the great such as will receive the approbation of ever attained to power! He is not a proarbiter and moderator among its different Parliament after they are executed. He per and constitutional Prime Minister of members, and that which brings them to must conjoin the vigour and promptitude England ! Yet he is continued in existence act in concord for the general welfare, is of the executive power, with the prudence and dominion ! He holds his fituation, and the general interest, senfe, and virtue of and deliberation that are necessary to fe- cafts an equal disgrace on the King, the the whole nation. The Parliament have cure the acquiescence and applause of his Lords, the Commons, and the people! circumscribed the power of, and even de- countrymen by ensuring success. With His giddiness and presumption press danthroned Kings; and the people approved such a weight of responsibility on his head, gers upon the state; and the moment of his the bold measures, because the conjuncture he claims the direction of affairs as due to humility mult approach. of the times required them. Queen Anne, his perilous fituation. He disdain, he dares on occasion of Sacheverell's mob, whose not, if he be a wife man, to compromise fury was directed against the protestant dif- his plans with those of others, to alter, fenters; and his present Majesty, on oc- eke, patch, and mix his meatures with those A firort Dialogue between an Itinerant cafion of Lord George Gordon's mob, who of other men. It is the general voice of

Hosier, and a LADY. were inflamed with protestant zeal against his country, it is the award of truth and the papists, sent armed forces within the reason, by which he must stand or fall in gates of the city of London, and thus, in the day of trial. He fcorns therefore to

the day of trial. He fcorns therefore to MNAM, do you want any fockings to pite of the law, saved the capital from court any individual, however powerful, by Yes, Sir! piease to walk in, come this way : plunder and ruin. The necessity of the humouring his whims, and fathering or A pair I wanted, of the finest filk, times justified, and the grateful sense of the adopting his projets. As he expects to As thin as gauze, as white as milk. people approved, these extraordinary ex- be judged, lo he directs his steps on the Madam, i'll look you out a pair, ertions of the royal prerogative.

principles of reason and justice. As he shall suit your Ladyfhip to a hair; The person of the sovereign, in whom trusts 'not to versatile and low arts for his These, Madain, these, I'll answer for't,eredexecutive power is lodged, being fa- fafety, fo neither does he depend upon

them Thefe no, Sir, there are much toa short,

, cred; and yet, a free people poffefling an for his fupport. If the voice of the Com- Becaufe I tie above: he knee.-undoubted controul over the actions of mons of England be against him; if it be Above the knee! God bless the King, their Chief Magistrate ; a Prime Minister not decidedly for him; if scanty majorities Aye, please your Lady ship there's the thing:

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Remarkable Inft ice of extraordinary Honeft; thirty, persons were tried, and four sen GARRICK and TAS WELL.
and its Effect.
tenced to die. In the March following,

An ANECDOTE.
G
EORGE DADE was a poor parish condemned wedie. "On the 25th of April, Damerlane

, Carrick on one side of the boy, in a country village near Notringhain, and received some instruction in &c. &c. Let the present year be compared stage, and Tatwell on the other

, seemed writing and reading at a very mean village with part times, and it will show the dif- very attentive to the performers. When fchool, through the charity of an old lady, ference ; therefore, permit me to observe the scene was finished, they both retired who had a regard for his mother. He was that as hanging delinquents does not inti- into the Green-room. Tafwell, in his dry a footboy to a gentleman at fixteen, and midate them, Lome other mode of punith- but positive manner, said that Tamerlane foon after, being twenty years old, was ment should be devised. Now, suppose

was a damned bad play. “ No, Taz (faid the only man servant kept by a family of all criminals condemned to death were to

Garrick) Tamerlane is an excellent trafinall fortune in the county, to whom he be fecurely lalhed to the car of a Balloon, gedy;". The other persisted in his opinion, behaved so well

, that they recommended and sent off to take their chance ; I seria and said that he could give a very good him as fecretary and butler to a man of ously believe it would make a visible al reason why, it was a bad play: “ Åye, large fortune in the neighbourhood. In a teration in the Old-Bailey calendar. The let's hear"-"Why, Sir

, (faid Taz) if it severe illness of his master, it happened that punishment would be ten times more awe have acted a part in it.

had been a good one, I am sure you would Dade had all the money in the house at com- ful and affecting than that of hanging;

.” mand, and in recourle to, for physicians and, if they were not suffered to take balfees, &c. the fums were considerable, the last with them, they must inevitably perish To the Editor of the County Magazine. illness lasting some weeks : he had money to from the cold; or, if by accident any • receive also, as well as to pay. On his escaped, the relation of their sufferings master's recovery, he gave so clear and could not fail having a good effect. I do

HEN will England follow the examexact an account, that his scrupulous ho- not think the wit of man could devise a

ple of Holland, by adopting their nesty was conviction itself. It happened more aweful scene, than that of a criminal principles of commerce and mode of living that Dade was a remarkably, handsome lashed to an aeroftatic globe, and launched

Industry is one great source of wealth man, and that his master's single fifter into the wide expanse of the air, to take to the United Provinces, and parsimony coming with a married one on a visit to the his

chance of winds, weather, tempeft, &c. is the other. They live sparingly, are conhouse, noticed him in such a manner as I think the only objection to such a mode tent with low

diet, and with warm and necefconvinced her being in love with him. The of punishment is, that it might stamp with fary

, cloathing. They are great traders, but young lady was elegant, pleasing, and ac- a kind of ignominy one of the most extradrew very well, and her copying some of that ever mortal man engaged in. complished, and with a good fortune. Dade ordinary inventions and boldeft enterprises but with a view

to fell again either by the

improvement of the commodity, or at a his drawings, which hung in an anti-room,

better market. They are the great masters

Yours, led to opportunities which convinced him

of the Indian spices and the Persian filks ; her heart was affected, and gave his own

An Earthly Wanderer. but wear plain woollen, and feed upon disquiet, which he had had little notion of.

their own fish and roots. They sell the A fense however of his duty got the better

finest of their own cloth to France, and of inclination and ambition: He opened

buy for their own wear coarse from us.

В A D POLICY. his suspicions to his master, and desired

They send abroad the best of their ow that the lady might be sent away under fome proper pretence. Struck at fonge- I Falje always bad policy in a Minister to butter

, and buy the cheapest from Ireland,

or the North of England, for their own nerous and liberal a sense of his condition, pence of the intregrity of the people.

use. In short, to all the world they furthe master removed his sister ; and, as a This unfortunate system has too long nish infinite luxury, which they never put reward for Dade, got him a very eligible prevailed in this country.

in practice. Nay, the Dutch traffic in appointment in a public office : Dade's ta

When a people are advised to prey on pleasures which they never taste. lents and industry raised him rapidly. The one another, by way of enabling them to

So steady and conftant are they in those lady's passion had not changed, and the answer the demands of state, an opening rules of commerce and living which they wrote to her brother, requesting his con- is made for every species of ufurious traffic. have once established and found falutary, sent to an union neceffary to her happiness. When a Minister shews in himself an that they have made little or no change in He agreed, and Mr. Dade is now in poffef- example of private bad character, it their government, laws, or manners, from fion of above 20,oool.

tends to destroy that respect which it is those which predominated one hundred natural and proper for men to entertain for and twenty years since, when Sir William

the highest offices in the kingdom.-For Temple was our Ambasador to the high To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. this reason, we never delire to see and mighty Lords of Holland.

again a set of Ministers, whose history is SIR,

to be learned at gaming-houses in London, EPIGRAM. samowhow greatly roguer a prescity: Yor key e race-grounds of Newmarket

, My Lady incara, Captain, my husband's proved in and about London since the year It is always bad policy in Ministers or His manner of living distracteth my mind; 1710, I send you the number of prisoners Magistrates, to speak disrespectfully of re. Ev'ry night with his whore, from me he dóth then tried at the Old-Bailey. On the 21lt ligion, and especially of the religion of ftroll, of July thirty-four were tried, and four their own country. - If they are short. And when he returns, he's as drunk as an owl. convicted. At that feffion a man was ac- sighted, so as not to see the bad effects of Dear ma'am, says the Captain, I pity your case, cused by his wife of robbing her on the this, any philosopherz with half an eye, The Lady reply'd, if you'd have me peak true, highway, as they were going to be married; may foretel the most destructive degene. I expected ere now—he'd been made one by of which robbery, however, he was ac-racy, when virtue ceases to have at least quitted. On the 30th of January, 1711, the outward patronage of the Great. Cranborne, Dorfet.

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To the Editor of the County Magazine. ill behaviour or bad language to each other. You punish, because you have the power,

Being encamped would prevent their be- our struggles for fiberty; an action which SIR,

ing affected by malignant putrid diseases, justice, which nature, which heaven fancTOW to dispose of the convicts at this the consequence of close confinement, and tifies.

moment being the subject of consider the country be relieved of their fears of in The severities you inflict, ftill more than ation, I beg leave to propose the following fection, so inuch dreaded at this moment. plan of employing them in a very uteful

A Chaplain should be appointed, to in- | title to manhood, and mark you out as public undertaking, (for which after-ages struct them in moral duties, and to perform cowards, afiaflins, and monsters. may thank us) viz. tae cutting two Canals divine service.

( ye Whites, what are all your mefrom Exeter into the Bristol Channel; one

Such, Mr. Editor, are the heads of my to the left, by Crediton and Chumly, into scheme; your inserting it in your County resses, to that fatisfaction which a black

naces or promises, your torments or cathe Taw river, which empties itself into Magazine will oblige Yours, &c. man enjoys when he escapes from bondage, the fea, below Barnstaple; the other to the

SPECULATOR.

and knows himself to be free? sight, by Tiverton and Dulverton, into the

It dilates his whole heart. He would sea at Dunster. The Ex-river runs up by

then make the universe a land of liberty, one Tiverton and Dulverton, so that the entire

fociety of brothers. cut will be from Dulverton to Dunster.

A NEGRO SONG.

The moment of emancipation sometimes These canals to be made deep enough to

endangers the love of life, and he has been

known to expire in a plenitude of joy. by the left cut, the trade to Ireland would HE slave trade, which more or

, rebé rendered safer, and by the right the

shall traders from London to Bristol would fave Christendom, still excites in every mind of be redressed, and when the lath and inftruabove one hundred leagues failing, besides humanity emotion of the keenest sensibi- ments of death Niall be paid in our hands. avoiding the Land's-End and Scilly Isles, lity. The poor innocent, but deplorable dangerous in blowing weather.

wretches, who are the victims of this barI would propose another cut from Rye, barous practice, are often most perfectly in Sussex, into the Medway, about Maid? alive to the horrors of their situation. It ftone, in Kent. By this canal, ships would not unfrequently drives them to despair, A PRODUCTION OF THE HEART. avoid Dover Straits, the Godwin Sands, and uniformly tinges all their feelings and and the fands at the 'Thames mouth; and ideas with the most inveterate melancholy.

UNDER this monuinent lies interred, the country would feel the advantage of Without pastime or relaxation, they are

The mortal part of such an inland navigation. impelled by the rod of oppreffion to one

SAMUEL JOHNSON, L. L. D. The greatness of such an undertaking unceasing round of intolerable drudgery. Which, during a long pilgrimage on earth ought not to deter this country: Had the Notwithstanding a combination of morti

Of threescore and seventeen years, Romans been affected by the magnitude of fying circumstances, however, which it is

Was animated and directed any work, those stupendous monuments of impossible to describe, they are often heard By the brightest spark of the immortal mind, their exalted minds, public spirit, and relo-to cheer one another with the following Vouchsaf'd to enlighten an age blinded by pride, lution, would never have been perfected. song, which a Gentleman who superin

And thoughtless disipation, These works should be begun and finished tended a plantation in the West Indies for

The harbinger of reason, by convicts sentenced to hard labour, agree- many years, translated at my desire. It is To prepare the mental faculties for the ably to the extent of their crimes, from one never but when they find themselves, alone Reception of Evangelical truths. year to twenty, or for life, instead of they venture to sing it.

The undaunted Champion of Piety, hanging or transporting them, which we 'The man who can stoop to be a volun

Against the attacks of infidels now do. tary save is a coward. His heart is a

In his admirable writings: Their food to be coarse rye or barley stranger to generosity; false, perfidious,

And in the example of his own life, bread, meat, or cheese, with small beer or and revengeful. He alone can repay the The strenuous assertor of the Cause of Virtue. water to drink; both the quantity and quali confidence of his tyrants.

His learning was employ'd'in exalting ty to be in proportion to their deserts. Happy they who, unable to break their

The dignity of human nature, Any escaping, on being taken again, to chains by force, have an opportunity of By endeavouring to eradicate those sordid be severely Aogged, and his term doubled. delivering themselves by fight.

Affections that retard its ascent, Each man to have an iron ring, with two May no mischance betide their escape, He was eyes to the blind, and a father to the poor ; or three links of a chain, on his leg in the while their fell pursuers are bewildered in The faithful servant, who, receiving one talent, day, and to be chained to another convict the desert, or destroyed by the monarch of

increased it tenfold; at night. the forest.

Not in expectation of ruling over ten cities To be encamped in the summer, and They are not only innocent in leaving a In this perishing and terrestrial globe, hutted in the winter, except when near a situation which renders them wretched; But of partaking immortal bliss town that could afford a building conve- but it is their glory, their duty, their de

In the kingdom of Heaven, nient; to be guarded at night by a detach- light, to yield the readieft obedience to the With Apostles and Saints, with Prophets and good ment of infantry. The privates of which, order of nature, and the will of God.

men, made perfect. when on duty, to receive two-pence per Where are the ties, ye rulers of multi Accomplish'd and leamed Reader, 'night additional pay each, or a shilling per tudes, which can bind, or ought to bind, the May these fpontaneous effufions of an affectionate week. unwilling mind!

heart Any convict attempting to escape to be Are we to regard those fetters as sacred

Awake and kindle in thine shot by the sentry; the camp to be fur-which faften us only because we are impo

Such elegiac, and energetic strains, rounded with chevaux-de-frife.

tent? No. You may insult our weakness, As lift’ning nations may applaud; The talk-masters to be men of known re- but you cannot extinguish our love of li And for a while fulpend their grief, solution, who, with proper severity, would berty; and our hearts, in spite of suffering, In a-Imiration of thy powerful lyre, keep them to their work, and prevent all fpurn the chains that secure our bodies ! So well according to the matchless theme.

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To the Editor of the County MAGAzine of a few doom the whole race to destruc The SEASONS,
SIR,
tion, not reflecting that on the other hand

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how many lives have been preserved by
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ELIEVING you to be a friend to their means, how often their fagacity has TAY!” Summer

STAD humanity, I bespeak a place in your discovered the murderer; their vigilance

Spring withdrew Magazine for a short address to the advo- terrified the midnight robber, and their in (Willing his royal title to disown) cates for a tax on dogs; the idea of which, stinct preserved the infant when struggling

“ Stay! for mankind have ne'er spoke well of though long treated with the contempt and amid the waves. Others assume an ap

And how should I fare better on the throne ? abhorrence it deserved, being lately pub- pearance of regard for the poor, and tell us lickly adopted by a noble Lord, and re-, that the dogs they maintain, devour part of Too hot, or cold, they always find the air, commended by the principal inhabitants of those provisions which ought to be applied

And endless murmurs our misconduct breeds; an opulent county, hath found many to their own fubfiftence; but as no poor No, such impertinence no more Pill bear, friends. In behalf, therefore, of an useful man is compelled to keep a dog, let us leave

Unrivalid reign the queen of flowery

meads." race of animals, about to be doomed to him to manage his property as he likes best, utter perdition, would I appeal to the good Gatisfied that if he voluntarily chooses to do “ Nay (said the other) I'm exempted now; sense and humanity of the British nation, it, it is because he finds a gratification in when your fuccelion is so clear, I vow, hoping for general attention, and the their society, equivalent to the expence he I would not wrong you of a single day countenance of all those who abhor un contracts on that account. necessary cruelty..

The day on which this tax commences,

Spring said, and vanish'd on the fleetest breeze,

Poor Summer fretted, by compulsion King.. The smallest tax that can be levied, even thousands of these miserable animals will be

" Since it is so (he cried) I'll try to please, such an one as would produce little more dragged through our streets, fome to be

Sure gratitude must from profusion spring." than the expence of collecting it, would shot to death, others to be fuffocated in the sudden thy harvests wave in living gold, doubtless be the means of deltroying an rivers; the trees will be loaded with their

The grateful Jalb'ry wide the wood perinfinite number of these creatures. In carcases; they will be given up to the fumes; proportion as the sum is augmented, the cruelty of the rabble, and the malice of Lefs fair the pearl and ruby to behold, destruction will be still greater, and thus schoolboys. In what manner the noble Than the bright forms the gooseberry as. the tax every way rendered inefficient. promoter of this scheme will find himself fumes. Whoever considers this, as well as the affected on that day, I know not. I would The luscious peach, in rich carnation's pride, difficulty that would be found in identifying not have these bloody scenes to answer for to And findly rounded by Pomona's hand, the person to whom a dog belongs, will God and mine own conscience, for his Caught the fresh oricnt of a blushing bride, not form very sanguine expectations from whole inheritance. I think I see the poor

Led to love's altar in a flowery band. this pitiful resource.

man with an heavy heart, unable to pay the 'Twas ripenefs all, and bloom of lovelier But there are some who, giving up the tax exacted from him, compelled to seize glow idea of raising a revenue, but prejudiced the faithful dog, the companion of his

Than fancy mellows in the poet's lays; at the same time against these unfortunate walks, the playmate of his children, and the park, the meadow, and the forest how animals, wish for a total extirpation of their the watchful guardian of his property. I

The boundless blellings of man's halcyon whole race. It is to such that I would think I behold him binding the fatal itone Yet man, ungrateful, dares e'en now complain:

days. chiefly address myself, not doubting that about his neck, and while he immerses the enough can be faid, to make every com- wretched animal in the stream, I hear him He says, the niggard dews scarce kils the

He says, the zephyrs scorch himn as they fy: paffionate man alhamed to become the curse the cruel laws of his country, which

plain, advocate of this base, senseless, and inhumane have reduced him to this sad neceflity. And leave the fruits and languid flowerets project. Our streets no longer enlivened by their

dry. Doys have been the companions of playful tricks, will be dull and melancholy ; Alas! Erigone * delays too long mankind in all ages, and in all countries. those putrid morsels which are now re To fine benignant in the pitying kies: Where the cow and the sheep are with moved by the constant attention of these when will the vintage glad the rural throng? holden, even there is the dog constantly useful creatures, will offend our senses, and Hope in the panting bosom wearied dies. -found.' They have forsaken the woods to numberless forts of vermin will thrive and such the mad clamours of the mortal race, come and inhabit our houses; they bear multiply.

When autumn in his turn affum'd the hunger with patience, and accept the Why must the mischievous monkey, the sway; smallest relief with gratitude ; they are selfish cat, parrots and cockatoos of all New gifts, new murmurs, milder laws have satisfied with a kind look, and the refuse of descriptions, escape the comprehensive place; our provision; they feed on the bones we views of this noble schemer; and this kind, As benefits increase the base inveigh. have picked: they are the guard of our in this generous beast alone be singled out to Till heaven, so long insulted, roud to ire, In thort, whoever confiders their love for pay comerude, with recommending a short Bade Winter ravage with his otspring dire

, mankind, their agreeable manners, their story to the attention of your readers.

And bind in fetters what escap'd with life. attachment to their particular matter, and in the year 1613, Sultan Achmet the First, No fruits, no flowers, no filver-Sparkling rills, hatred to his foes; their various qualities being disturbed at the noise of the dogs,

No soft recefles for the warbling train ; lo peculiarly, adapted to our service and banished them all from Constantinople to scowls the bleak tempest round the deaficss society, will be led to think that the love- Ekutari, where he not only refrained from

hills; reign of nature has bestowed the dog on killing them, but allowed a daily portion

No fhades for sighing lovers now remain. mankind, as a steady, friend, a cheap fer- of fleih and bread for their subsistence ;- Fierce from confinement rush the boifl'rous vant, and an agreeable companion. let us learn justice and compassion from In the annals of ten years there may be this generous Infidel, and forbear to perse : Heedless of nefis, or young, the branches

By Eolus detain'd in gloomy caves, found perhaps three persons who have pe-cute these fociable animals for the sake of Heedless of nefis, or young, the branches

ftrew, rished by canine madness; for this reason 2 :paltry fum, or without having better In icy chains fuspend the harden'd waves. alone, some in their zeal to preserve man- reasons than those commonly alledged. kind seek to lay them, and for the offence

A B.

* The fign Virgo.

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