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VARIOUS ARTICLES. It is also added, that there were perfona late.

HII. ly living who knew that unfortunate lady.- Soon, soon shall the quit the gay sceneBe this as it may, we cannot recommend this Sing poets in fanciful lay, performance tothe per ufal of our fair readers.- How her absence bas darken'd the plain, The criminalities of love find here not only How the forubs and the flow'rets decay : extenuation, but excuse, and the author seems How the sweet gushing riv'let is dry, to in duate, that where a pallio: is exceffive, That murmur'd lo softly alonga viol jon of vir: ue is not altogether unpar And I too will join you -- but I donable. Ducuments of this nature are dan Will give truth to the fabulous song. gerous to young minds, especially where the

IV, di Bresles of the inconfiderate fair, and her invincible attachment for her first lover, in- For, ah! with what truth may I sing fpire his with a secret compassion for her

How the fow'r of my hope is decay'd : character,

And how, in life's earliest (pring, VI. Private Letters from an American in My blotloms of happiness fade! England to bis Friends in America. I vol.

And how the sweet fountains of joy, 32mo. Aimon

That water'd my fancy all o'er, These letters are supposed to be written at

Those fountains, eternally dry, the close of the eighteenth century, by a

Shall now, and shall murmur no more! young American, who is stimulated by curi VIII. Anorber Efimate of the Manners and cality to pay a visit to the country of his an Principles of the present Times. 8vc. 25. ceftors. The seat of government is trans Kearly. ferred to America ; and England is an almost This is a very flimley attack upon the deserted, depopulated nation; the condition present times, which the author pronounces of which, and the manners of the inhabi- infinitely more profligate, than any preceding tants, he describes, as far as he is able to col æra in the annals of our country, though leet ihem, to his friends in America. - Thus from the hourly increafe of our charities, as far ve are informed in an advertisement 10 well as the hourly reformation in our litera. the present article—But we are very sorry to

ture, which must be confidered as pretty tolefay, notwithstarding the ground work is hapo

rabie criterions of our morality, there is every pily ei ough imagined, and afforced many op reason to suppose that we are entitled much portunities both for humour and animadver. less to cenfure, than to compliment.-The efi. fion, the execution is inconceivably poor, and tirator's dull ftri&tures are followed by fome a very speedy oblivion seems to threaten the fill duller verses, for which he endeavours to unfortunate author.

apologize, by pleading his youth as an excuse VII. Tbe Musi's Bluffoms;'or Juvenile Por for his inability ems. 8vo. Is. Robinson and Roberts.

IX. A Letter to ebe Right Hon. tbe Earl of These poems are said to be the production Hillsborough on tbe preferie fituarion of Affairs of a very young gentleman. If they are, we in America, &c. 117 pages 8vo. Kearfly, venture to pronounce, froin the spirit and ele This pamphlet is written in favour of the gance which he already displays, that the Americans, and endeavours to defend their world may reasonably form conliderable, ex rights upon conftitutional principles. The aupectations from the maturer exertion of his thor's reasoning is in many places forcible, abilities.-The following palloral ballad, which and our fellow subjects beyond the Atlantic has much tenderness, we present as a specimen, have bad many less able advocates than the to the reader.

Letter-Writer to Lord Hillsborough.

X. Stanzas sacred to Liberty, @c. By I, Pottinger. 4to. I s.

These stanzas are dedicated to Mr. George Shall I call for the aid of the Nine? Bellas, a common councilman for the city of Nor they nor their God can express

London; the author is a broken bookseller, An anguish so cutting as mine!

who was some time ago confined in Bedlam, Have my eyes not discover'd my woe? and now like the barber in the farce, is nobly Or are her's to their language so blind? solicitous for the welfare of old England-after Nay-looks are too seeble to thew

this account, it is not necessary to say any thing The cruel despair of my mind!

on the merit of his performance. II.

XI. The present flare of Liberty in Great Stern nature, to blast my repose,

Bricain and ibe Colonies. By an Englifbraa. And banish all hopes of my ease,

Johnson. 8vo. Jis No charm on my person beltows,

This pamphlet is printed by way of quesNor ought on any form that can please: tion and answer, and contains nothing more While fate's unrelenting decree

than trite definitions of government glessed To deepen my misery strove,

up from the common newspapers. The end By giving me eyes that could see,

is to prove that though England has the posuer By giving an hcart that could love.,

of forcing laws upon the colonies, the bas


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POETICAL Essays in May, 1769. 269 revertheless no right to tax them in opposition Anne D- abroad. one vol. 12mo. Johnson. to the principles of Justice.

The author of this work is so very small a XU. Tbe Small Talker, a series of Letters talker, that it is of little consequence if he fres e Lady in tbe Weft of England, 10 Lady should never again speak to the public,


S O N G Sung by Mr. Vernon, at Vauxball,

A Younes belom the bounty of nature had


gracid With elegant ease and refinement of talte, Relolv'd by the precepts of wisdom to move, And early proclaim'd a defiance to love ; He swore 'cwas all weakness to figh, wilh, or

[was fair. Yet own'd with great frankness that Phillis

The virgin was piqued at the infidel's boalt, Aed cow'd her revenge with the air of a toalt : Not that all he had said could her paffions perplex,

(fex: Bat the confident thing had attack'd che whole Ha cbarms then for conqueft the bade to prepare,

[was fair And leil'd when she heard him say Phillis

To learning for refuge and cornfort he ran : To learning the business and pleasure of man! But Paillis difturb’d all the authors he read, When the gianc'd by his study and godded her

head; The labours of ages soon vanish'd to air, No idea remain'd face that Phillis was fair.

To glory he fancied the passion must yield, Asd, a voi'ry of glory, he sprung to the field : Eut under his brealt-plate the little God's dart Consey'd ev'ry moment a hint to his heart, And fore'd bim to own, in a sit of de pair, That be bled but to prove that his Phillis was

fair. To Bacchus, at last, he submitted his claim; But soon was convinc'd that wine cherish'd the

flame : Then to Philli, be came, all his errors confest, He knek at her feet and begg'd to be blest! The maid gave her hand with a negligent air, And own'd the was kind, since he said the

was fair. Fevcurate Soxas ir ibe EPHESIAN MATRON, performed at RANELAGH.

FI was a wife, and my dearest dear life

'Tis true I'm a maid, and fo't may be said
No judge of the conjugal lot;
Yet marriage, I ween, has a cure for the spleen,
And I think I know very well what.

Lovely dame, what, ho! wbat ho !
From the depths of pain and woe,
A soldier calls your beauty.
And can bravery do less?
To succour ladies in distress,
Is ftill the soldier's duty.
Cupid whispers in your ear,

And will you refuse to hear.
Accents form'd to move ?
Oh! lovely dame,
For shame, for shame!
Shall one so fair
Be kill'a by care?
Rise to life and love.

Men talk of their prudence and sense,

And make a strange pother.

With this, that, and t'other,
But 'gad, it is all a pretence.
'Their genius is trivial and common ;

And for a shift,

At a dead lift,
There's nought like the wit of a woman.
To that every spring is obedient;

And for ways and for means,
If to meddle the deigns,
No prenier of ftale

Like her can create,
Or find you out an expedient,

Thus old wits, in wicked fatires,
Formerly the fair' malign'd;
Call’d them light, vain, false, affected,
And unsteady as the wind.
If they copy'd after nature,
Bless'd are English dames 1 trow,
So much alter'd from what ladies
Were two thousand years ago.

False and mean the accusation.
Men our sex unjustly blame;
They are Naves to little pallians,
And would brand us with the fame.
Struck with native imperfection,
As their minds the object fours ;
From themselves they draw a pi&ture,
From themselves they draw a picture,
Then cry out the face is ours.


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L'er I took the whim to be buried with him,
I think I'd know very well why.
li poignant my grief, I'd search for relief,
Not link with the weight of my care ;
A salve might be found no doubt above ground,
And I think I know very well where.
Asother kind mate fou'd give me what fate
Wou'd not from the former allow :
With him I'd amuse the hours you abuse,
And I think I know very well how,

A Allen, Benjam. Duntze, John



Poètical Essays in May, 1769.

To this, ye fair, you all must come,
Says a traveller to a lion,

Tho' now you futter in your bloom Upon yonder figa-poft see

To captivate each heart. How a lion like your worship's

And you, ye foplings of the age, Torn by a man like me.

Muft shortly quit this tranfient stage, Says the lion to the traveller,

To act a diff'rent part. 'Twas a man the daubing drew,

Then think, while yet to think you're time, Had a lion been the painter,

While vainly chus you waste your prime
I had been a tearing you.

In dress, parade, and how ;

That, early in life's mazy dance,
No excuses, nor allusions :

Grim Death may with his dart advance,
Here's the burden of my song;

And give the fatal blow.
Women sovercigns are of nature,
And as such can ne'er be wrong.
Sent to rule, to bless, to charm us,
Spite of wit, in rancour's spite,

The Minority who voted tbar MCXLIII is Ev'ry-thing they say is proper,

more cban CCXCVI. Ev'ry-thing they do is right,

BDY, Sir Anth. Dowdeswell, Williams RESOLUTION.

Afley, Sir Edward Durant, Thomas Imitated from the Oeconomy of human life. Aubrey, Jobn Fletcher, Henry Si fraktus illabatur orbis,

Anderson, Charles Fitzmaurice, Thomas Impavidum ferient ruine.

Baker, Sir William Foley, Thomas, sen.

Hor. Barrré, Isaac Foley, Thomas, jus. HAT form exalted, hither bend its Belafize, Lord Frankland, Sir Tho. way,

Brickdale, Matthew Frankland, William And looks thro' nature in his wide survey ; Bridges, Sir Brooke Fife, Lord His port sublime; and his undaunted eyes Bullock, John Garth, Charles Heav'n-ward erect, his head amidit the skies; Barrow, Charles Glyon, Serjeant The mountains tevell’d, link beneath his Beauclerck, Aubrey Grey, Booih tread,

Beckford, William Grenville, George And the aw'd ocean bares its watery bed; Blacket, Sir Walter Grenville, Henry Unmov'd he marches o'er the lifted plain, -- Buller, John Grove, Wil, Chaffin While Death, dread archer ! breaches his Burke, Edmund Gregory, Robert threats in vain ?

Burke, William Gordon, William His name is Resolution ! on he comes, Bridgman, Sir Henry Grosvenor, Thomas O'er earth in quest of happiness he roams; Byng, George Hunt, George In diftant lands he sees the goddess Smile,

Calcraft, John

Hampden, Thomas (The sweet reward of all bis former toil) Calvert, Nicolson Hamilton, W. Ger. He sees, with mental eye, her gloriés roll, Carnac, John Husley, William Beyond the limits of the Atariy pole ; Cavendith, L. George Harboard, Harboard He boldly to her sacred fane,

Cavendish, L. Freder. Herbert, Henry Where crown'd with bliss, forever he remains, Cavendish, Lord John Hotham, Beaumont

Fix firm thy heart, O man! in what is right, Cavendish, Henry Hanbury, John And guide thy actions by interior light, Clive, Lord

Hay, Thomas Then know this truth (the object of my lays) Clive, George Harley, Thomas That changeless virtue is highest praise. Coxe, John Honywood, General Shipton upon Stour,

Codrington, Sir

Wil. Hobart, Hon George May 8.

B. F. Colebroke, Sir Geo. Houghton, Sir Henry

Clevering, Sir Tho. Johnstone, Governor MEMENTO MORI, Cholnley, Nathaniel Jennings, Philip EAR to the grave's devouring brink

Conolly, Thomas

Irwin, John

Cornith, Sir Samuel Keck, Anthony J.
See yonder helpless mortal fink,
Few hours are yet between ;

Cornewall,C.Wolfran Keppel, William
And those Time hartens quick away,

Coventry, Thomas Lascelles, Edwin They're past; and row his lifelesa clay

Crosby, Brass Lascelles, Daniel

Curwen, Henry Lascelles, Edward Lies rotting and upseen.

Clarke, Godf. Bagnal Legh, Peter
Vain was his pow'r, his riches, pride, Damer, John Lethieulier,Benjamin
A fone now tells us that he dy'd;

Damer, John Luther, John
That, mould'ring wears away,

Damer, George Mawbey, Sir Joseph And leaves, alas ! behind no trace

Davers, Sir Charles Macleane, Lauchlin To find the dead man's refing place,

Delaval, George Mackworth, Herbert Os few ye, where he lay.

Dering, Şir Edward Mariam, Charles 5,


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List of the Minority, and Majority. 270 Mauger, Joshua Smith, John

Fellows, William Onslow, George Meredith, Sir William Sbarp, William Filmer, Sir John Palmerston, Lord Martin, Joseph Salt, Samuel

Fitzroy, Charles Parker, G. Lane Mostyn, Sir Roger Sackville, Ld. George Fonnereau, 2. Ph. Panmure, Earl of Murray, James Seymour, Henry Fox, Stephen Payne, Ralph Musgrave, George Strachey, Henry Frederick, Sir Charles Pigot, Lord Norris, John Scudamore, John Freeman, Tho. Edw. Pigot, Hugh Palke, Robert Sutton, James Fitzherbert, William Pigot, Robert Phipps, John Standert, Frederick Fuller, Rose

Pitt, George Piti, Thomas

Turner, Charles Garden, Alexander Pringle, James Plumer, William Townshend, James Garlies, Lord Pringle, John Price, Chase Trecothick, Barlow Gilbert, Thomas Phillips, Griffith Pryse, J. Pugh Thompson, Beilby Gilmour, Sir Alexan. Reynolds, Francis Pennant, Richard Tempeft, John Glyn, Sir Richard Rice, George Pownall, Thomas Thomond, Lord Glynne, Sir John Rigby, Richard Pulteney, William Vincent, Sir Francis Gordon, William Robinson, Thomas Rushout, John Vane, Frederick Greme, David Robinson, John Rolle, Denys Weddell, William Granby, Marquis Ross, John Radcliffs, John Whateley, Thomas Grant, Francis Sandys, Edwin Ridley, Sir M.

Whichcote, Thomas Greville, Lord St. John, Henry Ridley, Matthew Whitworth, Richard Grey, John

Scudamore, Ch. Fitz, Rous, Sir John Weft, James

Hamilton, L. Archiba. Selywn, George Saville, Sir George Walth, John

Hanmer, Walden Shelly, John Saunders, Sir Charles Wallingham, R. Boy Harcourt, William Seabright, Sir Joha Sawbridge, John Walter, John Rolle Harley, Robert Stanley, Hans Scrope, Thomas Wray, Sir Cecil Harvey, Edward Stephens, Philip Skipwith, T. Yorke, Hon. John Hawke, Sir Edward Stephenson, John St. Aubyn, Sir John

Hawke, Martin Bladen Strange, Lord

Henley, Lord The Majority wbo voted ebat CCXCVI is more

Stuart, James

Hepburn, R. Rickart Stewart, Keith iban MCXLIII.

Herbert, Nicholas Stuart, Sir Simeon DAM, Robert Clare, Lord

Hinchingbroke, Lord Suttie, Sir George Ailabie, Wil. Clayton, William Holborne, Francis Thynne, Henry Fred, Allanson, Charles Coleman, Edward Howe, Lord

Thrale, Henry Amcotts, Charles Conway, H. Seymour Howe, William Thurlow, Edward Anherit, William Cooper, Grey

Hill, Noel

Tucker, John Anftruther, Sir John Cotton, Sir Lynch Jenkinson, John Tudway, Clement Akburnham, Willia. Cotton, Sir John Jenyns, Soame Tynte, Sir Charles Bacon, Edward Craven, Thomas Jennings, George Vanfittart, Arthur Bacon, Anthony Crawford, John Jones, Robert Vanfittart, Henry Baldwyn, Charles Creswell, Th. Eftcourt Irnham, Lord Vernon, Richard Barrington, Lord Cuft, Peregrine Kennedy, David Villiers, Lord Bateman, Lord Cuft, Brownlowe Kynafton, Edward Upper Oflory, Earl Bayptun, Sir Edward De Grey, William Lamb, Sir Pennifton Waller, Robert Beauchamp, Viscount Darling, Sir Robert Legh, Peter

Waltham, Lord Bazot, Sir William Dickenlon, William Linwood, Nicholas Ward, John Blacket, Sir Edward Dickson, James Lyon, Thomas

Warren, Sir George Boscawen, George Dolben, Sir William Lowther, Sir James Webbe, Nathaniel Boscawen, Ed. Hugh Douglas, William Macartney, Sir Geo. Wodder burn, Alexan, Bofcawen, Geo. jun. Douglas, Arch. Mackenzie, Ja. Stuart Whitworth, Sir Char. Bouverie, Edward Douglas, J, St. Leger Macdowall, William Winnington, Sir Ed, Bradthaw, Thomas Drummond, Adam Manners, Ld. Robert Wood, Robert Brudenell, James Drummond, John Manners, John Walpole, Hon. Tho. Ball, Richard

Dundas, Sir Lawrence Manners, George Walpole, Richard Baller, John Dundas, Thomas Masterton, James Woollafton, William Burrard, Henry Dundas, Thomas, jun. Molyneux, T. More Wrottesley, John Brudenell, G. Bridges Durand, John Montgomery, James Wildbore, Matthew Burrell, Peter Dyson, Jeremiah Morton, John Wynn, Thomas Burrell, William

Edmonftone, Arch. Mountftuart, Lord Wynn, Glyna Burghuh, Lord Egerton, William Nares, George Worsley, Thomas Burgoyne, John Elliot, Sir Gilbert Norton, Sir Fletcher Wemys, James Cadogan, Ch, Sloane Ellis, Welbore

Norton, William Whitted, James 105 Campbell, L. Freder. Evelyn, William North, Lord

149 Campbell, Robert Ewer, William Neville, Rich. Neville Claabaffil, Earl

Fane, Henry Orlow, George


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FRIDAY, April 21.

sent on this occafion' were :-On the fide of XIR Stephen Theodore Janf- Mr. Wilkes, William Beckford, Efq; Sir

sen, Bart. and Peter Roberts, William Stephenson, Kot. Barlow TrecoS Esq; the city's Remembrancer, thick, Esq; Brass Crosby, Efq; Richard You waited upon Baron Dieden Peers, Erqi John Kirkman, Era; Againt

with the freedom of this city bim, Sir Robert Ladbroke, Kat. Robert

in an elegant gold box, to be Allop, Esq; Sir Thomas Rawlinson, Kni. transmiited to the king of Denmark. At the Sir Richard Glyn, Batt. Sir Robert Kyte,

same time Mr. Sheriff Halifax presened to his Kot. Right Hon. Thomas Harley, Sir Hesexcellency the freedom of the Goldsmiths ry Bankes, Knt. William Naih, Esc; $3. company in another very handfome gold box, muel Plumb, 5fa; Brackley Kennet, Elgi to be tranímitted in like manner.

THURSDAY, 27. The hounds of Samuel Lewin, Esq; at the At the meeting of the freeholders of Mid. Water-house, near Chelmsford; taried a dlefex, &c. held at Mile-End, the report of bitch fox' at Highwoods, near Writtle; they the committee was declared, and Mr. Eyre san her very hard for upwards of an 'hour, being iodisposed, his place in the chair was when on crofling the yard of a farmer, he per-' filled by Mr. Adair. About ten minutes after ceived something in her mouth, and set a one the petition was brought by Mr. Martin, Jarge mastiff at her, which so intimidated accompanied by Meffrs Townsend and Horne; her that the dropped a young cub, which had and, after a short speech from Mr. Adair, the been carried in that manner during the deputy-chairman was appointed to read it; whole chase. The fox afterwards evaded but before he had gone through three lines, her pursuers.

Mr. Townsend observing, that he had beżn A fire broke out at Barningham, near Ix- informed there were thort-hand writers apwort, in Suffolk, at James Fyson's house, pointed to take dowa; not only the substance baker, which consumed the same, with all of the petition, but also what was spoken the outhouses, and nearly the whole of his in that place; immediately the books of the farming stock. The fire communicated it. short-hand writers were seized, and handed self to the house of Mr. Wiseman, a confi to Mr. Townsend, who threw them among derable farmer, and consumed the fame, the people, where they were torn to pieces, with all the barns and buildings belonging and the owners obliged to leave the room. to the farm, and a malting office. The The petition was then read, and received the parsonage house, barns, and outheuses ad unanimous approbation of all present. Mr. joining, were also reduced to ashes; the Townsend, after the perusal, recommended church catched fire three leveral times, buť dispatch in figning it; and Mr. Serjeant was saved.

Glynn was appointed to deliver it to his maTUESDAY 25.

jesty: the thanks of the meeting being given The long expe&ted mee:ing of the suppor- to the committee, the freeholders retired to ters of the Bill of Rights was held ; to re sign the petition. ceive the report on the Coventry address : The contest at Bath has been at length on which occafon Sir Francis Blake Delaval finally adjusted. Captain Wade is unanitook the chair, and it was resolved, “ That moully elected master of the ceremonies; the advisers, authors, and publishers of the and Major Brereton has scol. the surplus Coventry address, are too contemptible to of the ball subscription allotted him, with merit the farther notice of the society. other emoluments. The master of the cere.

A court of aldermen was held at Guildo monies is for the future to be distinguished hall, to receive the opinions of council rela- by wearing a gold medallion as the badge of tive to the eligibility of Mr. Wilkes to an his office. aldermanship of London, when it was found

MONDAY, May 1. that the attorney general, the solicitor-gene By virtue of a commillion from his maral, the hon. Mr. Yorke, Mr. Serjeant jesty, the royal ailent was given to fortyGlynn, and Mr. Serjeant Lee; were of opi- leven public and private bills, among which nion, that he was eligible; but the opinion are the following. of Sir Fletcher Norton, the City Recorder, The bill for granting to his majesty a cerand the Common ferjeant was, that he was tain fam out of the Sinking Fund, and for hol eligible. No opinion was given respect. applying a certain sum therein mentioned for ing the negative voice of the court of alder the service of the present year. The bill mien. Upon which the question was put, for applying certain monies therein menwhether'notice should be sent to Mr. Wilkes tioned for the service of 1769.- The bil of his being declared duly elected, which for applying the fum granted, for the pay passed in the negative. The alder men pre and cloathing of the militia för 1769.-The


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