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Or, GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.
For JANUARY, 1775.
HARLEQUIX, No. XIX.
divine Law, Volume the First
34 on the Qualifications of good Poets and Specch of Edmund Burke, E:q.
37 Account of some late Proceedings in the A fourth Letter to the Rev. Mr. Pickard on Body of London Dilating Ministers
ibid. Description of the River Thaines
A Blow at ihe Rout of all Priestly Claims 38 DEBATES OF A POLITICAL SOCIETY, A Sermon upon the Turf, by a Saint from continued
ibid. American Papers and Proceedings, in Con An Essay on the Harmony of Linguage ibid.
sequence of the late extraordinary Acts of An Address to the People of England, Scot
Parliament respecting that Continent 16 land, and Ireland, by Mrs. Macaulay ibid. Refolutions of the Freeholders of Balti A friendly Address to all seasonable Amerimore County
17 cans on the Subject of our political ConResolutions of the Committees of the several
ibid. Counties in Maryland 18 Verses addrefled to the Queen
ibid. Address of the American General Congress The Refurrection of Liberty
ibid. to the Inhabitants of Canada
Lift of New Publications
ibid. Monumental Inscripcions and Anecdotes of POETICAL ESSAYS
ibid, the Cromwell Family 24 Friendship
ibid. Character of Mrs. Bridget Bendith, Grand The Ghost of America
4.0 daughter of Oliver Crunwell
41 Character of the unfortunate Duke of Mon The Farewell
27 Epitaph in the North Cloister of Westminster Anecdote of that singular Character Sir Geo. Abbey
28 Epilogue to the new Comedy of The Choleric Anecdotes of Sir Isaac Newton
4.2 Matbematical Correspondence
ibid. AN IMPARTIAL REVIEW OF NEW Anecdotes of the notorious John Williams, PUBLICATIONS
44 Spirit and Union of the natural, moral, and American Affairs, &c. &c.
49 With the following Embellishment, viz. A NEW and moft CURIOUS MAP of the RIVER THAMES, from its Source or Rise near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, to its Termination in the British Channel.
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HARLEQUIN, No. XIX. Parents bave flinty bearts, and children must be wretcbed. SHAKESPEARE.
MADE but three skipsfible agent threw the flinty father into and a round turn from agonies, and for a week, I am sincein
Pater-nofter-row into formed, he has repented, and means I
Oxfordshire. I paused a to restore his children to his favour, moment in Woodstock, and their natural right of situation. and
then dropped Now for his hittory, which is not
down the chimney of a blank. an old fox-hunter, not many miles He has been the father of seven from thence, I took the old finner children, to whom he has only beunawares, before he had got off his haved like one in the begetting them; boots, in a fit of paternal reflection for, from the moment of their births, for the first time in his life. Thus he his hatred increased as they advanced mused. “ I have been cruel, I have in years; when fit to go abroad, he been unnatural - I persecuted Tom forced them from him into the world, violently against truth, and the law without that necessary help which of nature - I killed Dick – and my every youth requires to bear him over daughter, she is an idiot - I am a the billows of misfortune, and the wretch, and death hurries on me be. vicissitudes of life. One was hurried fore I can make reparation for my into the army, and died in the service, conduct." Racked with the torment possessed of those happy qualities, of reflection, and the perturbation of which constitute a sensible and po. conscience, he started with the horror lite gentleman, and a gallant soldier, of bis deeds, and hastily rung the bell The other explored the remotest wilds for the servant to take off his boots. of India, where he was unhappily " Ah (says I) Master Hardbeart, there hipwrecked, and itripped of every will come an hour, when death will pull rupee, which indefatigable industry off your boots, and lay you up in the had collected. Ruined as a mercangloomy bed, with an eternal good tile feainan, he implored the aslistance night." These words from an invi. of a parent in vain, and unable to
pursue his occupation for want of
Poeta nafcitur, non fit. money, he was reduced to every dir The man who is fo highly favoured tress in life. Nature, who had been by the hand of heaven, to be inspired very bountiful in her gifts to Thomas, with a ray of genius poetic, is to far as well in person and constitution, as blessed above his fellow creatures, as mental abilities, now stirred fome dor- his genius is lifted_up above the mant feeds, that might have for ever humbleft dullness. The poet folded lain buried and seared under a close up within himself can muse away the covering of professional pitch and tar, hours of life in a perpetual blessed and gave his genius a fillip to support incantation, improving and cherishing him in his exigencies.
his own mind, while he informs and It is a truth, beyond any contro- ravishes him that reads. versial contradiction, that necessity, in templates the various works of naevery state of life, is the mother of Sure, and darts with an electrical active invention, and stimulates every velocity from pole to pole-he talks man of genius from the manual me with all men, enjoys all nature, por chanic to the heaven-inspired poet. fesses an elysium of his own, and It sets the engraves and the painter creates his own haram-he blends his to work, and from each it produces nature with all the essence of creation, the finest touches of art : it makes the and doubly poffefreth the works of the poet's eye glance from heaven to earth, Deity-he ravishes the beauties of the in an inchanted phrenzy, and brings earth with a glorious, furpaffing, and forth those very excellencies, which substantial rapture, and peculiar to stamp poetry in the mind of man, to himself, fublimares the scene again, be a language neareft allied to gods in tenfold ideal transport he is at and godlike ideas. The first blessing once the only thing mortal, that which the deity of nature can bestow comes in comparison and competiupon the mind of man, is poetry. tion with any thing divine and imTo whomsoever the celeltial flash mortal. is directed, the man is a favorite of Bards and priests of old, were fethe skies; and is superlatively distin- leted in their mature years from the guished from the rett of his fellow community, according to their abicreatures. The poet is elevated above lity. Zoroafter was one of the first the common drofs of humanity, and philosophers in the early dawn of bears on his noble front, the imme learning, who, by a most comprediate and visible ftamp of heaven : henfive mind, rofe perfect in ethicks he is given as an inprover to his bre- and philosophy, taught the ufe of thren, or a scourge to the sons of astronomy to the ignorant, and invice ; he is ordained the protector of formed them of the beauties of nainnocence, and the lath of premedi. ture, and the moral improvement of tated, sullen, wicked dullness : he is the liberal arts and sciences. He led formed to convince mankind of the the young Persian heroes from the power of the gods,and the promised bles- academic grove, instructed in the sings of futurity ; to raise mortals to arts of obeying and ruling, and inspired the skies, or bring the angels down. them with the glorious love of truth Poets are the embassadors of heaven, and virtue. The Druids of this ifle, divine inspired messengers; to teach though unenlightened by the sacred virtue to mortality, and paint the page of Scripture, and the melody of ugliness of monstrous vice; to re. leavenly song, were the flowers of present the virtues of the good, to the race of men at that very barba. perpetuate the deeds of honour, to
rous period ; but, alas! as we have elevate or debale kings and heroes, become improved, we have become and to hand down from generation to vitiated ; our students are promiscugeneration the great, the evil, the god. ously sent to our colleges to fill the like, or the diabolical acts of men; honourable function of the priesthood, to encourage virtue in her thorny without ever considering whether they path, and Thock motley vice on beds have hearts and powers equal to the of gilded down. Whim, interest, divine function ; by 'which means prejudice, passion or pride, may make blockheads and profligates make priests, but heaven alone makes bards. their way to the pulpit, whom nature
Of good Poets and Clergymen. had better calculated for the plough the dull fools can make for themselves, of the sea. But money and the in- when they breathless lag behind in tereft of a parent are only considered, the race of fame and erudition : and which reduces the dignity of the priest- Dryden hath confirmed the idea into hood to the contempt it is now held a maxim, by saying. in : every stripling chaplain with a “ Great wit's co madness nearly are alspruce round sausage head of hair, jy'd,
[vide." pricks up his ears at the chiming of And thin partitions do the bounds di. the bells, and thinks with Whitting So Tom is said to be mad, because ton, that they chink-for lord mayor his understanding is as much above of Lambeth. The feminaries of the people of the country where he learning ought to be stocked with the resides, as the light of the sun is to very flower of our youth, and then that of the moon. But misfortunes the chancellor and professors should and distresses which persecuted him annually select from each college, from an unnatural parent, have drisuch men, whose genius, morals, and ven a noble mind to the very rack abilities entitle them to the honour and torment of despair. Griefs and of the priesthood, and such as were injuries will fo violently beliege the not found capable, should be intro- human mind, as to even invert the very duced to such professions as their first principle of nature, and disturb talents fitted them to do justice to, that understanding of the brain, which either in law, physic, &c. But now, the meant to be lulled in harmonious as families have benefices in their tranquillity. Children are rarely withgifts, in the cradle they pronounce out faults, but Mould not parents remafier Jackey a prie!t, and by connex- collect and reflect, that they were ion and interest does this unqualified children too,and even committed those thing rise by gradation till "he fills very crrors, for which they vehethe Sce of Lambeth,when he had made a mently persecute their progeny ? It better member of the Coterie or Savoir becomes children to be obedient and Viure.
grateful, and it behoveth parents to Now to return to the unfortunate be considerate, humane, and forgiving. son of Squire Hardheart. Nature en: More sons are ruined by the neglects dowed him with an excellent nder and unnatural conducts of their pastanding and great genius, which the rents, than by their own innate folilliterate blockheads about him call lies : youth is an osier, and may be readness. Every man of wit and bent in infancy to any form : but if it fancy hath been more or less accused is sufferedto grow to maturity,crooked, of madness by the dunces of his ac no art can make it straight : the axe quaintance ; it is the only apology alone can obliterate its deformity.
'Tis education forms the tender mind;
And as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. This is observed by the celebrated Andrew Marvell" In his Elay on Creeds and Councils, c."
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