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The Case of the Middlesex Election considered. June. not neceffary. It was given in evidence to could no way be regarded, because abeir con the jury, that the whole number of ing for a person not qualified, was ibe same as if clectors were thirty, of whom twenty-cigbe they bad voted for a person not exifting, er dea.. were lawfully allembled for the eleäion of And therefore ebey could not be considered as veía an alderman :- That for this office there ing againfi Mr. 1 aylor, force no mar could vile were three candidates, Mr. Bigges, who against anorber, bue by voting for somebody else. had fourteen votes, the laid Mr. Taylor, So that, on the whole, he conudered these who had thisteen, and Mr. Kingfior, who fourteen votes as Aung away, and of do had onc vote ; but that Mr. Bigges was not more avail than if they had not voted at all. duly qualified to be elected into this office, Upon this, the jury found a verdiet for being neither a freeman of the corporation, Taylor; and a motion was afterwards made nor an inhabitant of the city of Bath. for a new trial.

One Bish, and another wiiness, gave evi On thewing caule against the motion for a dence that they made the objection to Bigges, now trial, several laws were. cited in support at the time of the election; and that the of Lord Lee's direction to the jury. Among electors, at the time the candidates were others, the case of the Queen and Hugh Bol. proposed, discoursed among themselves about cawen was cited, from a note of Ms. Herg's, Bigges, as a person not qualified.

which was an information, in the nature On the orber fide there was one witness of a quo warran!o, against Mr. Boscawen, to who was present at the time, and denied shew by what authority he exercised the ofthat he heard any such notice given by Bilh. fice of one of the capital burgelles of Trara,

Upon the whole of this case, Lord Chief in the county of Cornwall. It appeared on Justice Lee, one of the most cautious jodges fhewing caule, that Mr, Boscawen had ter that ever presided in a court, and whuse votes, and that one Robert D

had judgments are held in the higheft esteem, ten likewise ; but that no person was capagave the following direction to the jury, -- ble of being elected unleis he was, at the

That if they were satisfied the electors time of the election, an inhabitant of the had notice of this want of qualification in borough. Mr. Boscawen had a house near Bigges, that thea the thirteen votes for the town, but was not an inhabitant of th: Taylor were to be looked upon as fufficient town; and though the court might have to determine the election in his favour; granted the information against Ms. Eofand he told the jury, that if they thought cawen, on the foundation of an equality of the fourteen had voted for a person, whom votes, ye: Lord Parker, on making the rule they knead to be unqualified, at the time they absolute, said, “ He considered those ten ricted for bim, ibeir voies must be corfidered as votes for the unqualified person as throwa tbrwn away, and ibey were so be deemed as away, and that the other person was duiy nol voling at all, or as contenting to the elected;" from which the rest of the court election of Taylor: for that their dillent did not disleni,

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From Mr. Pope's LETTERS never before SOLITUDE,
published.

From tbe Same.
To a Lady, on ber Birth-Day.

HAT are the falling rills, the peaH! be thou bleft with all that heaven

dant shades, can send :

The morning buw'ss, the evening colonnader; Long lite, long youth, long pleasure—and a But loft recesses for th' uneasy mind, friend!

To ligh unheard in, to the paffing wind! Not with those toys the woman-world admire, Lo! the struck deer, in some fequefter 'd party Riches that vex, and vanities that tire : Lies down to die (the arrow in bis heart); Letjoy, or ease ; let afluence, or content; There bid in shades, and waiting day by day, And the gay conscience of a life well-spent, Iniy he bleeds, and pants his soul away. Calm every thought; in(pirit every grace ; Glow in thy heart; and imile upon thy face! ODE for bis MAJESTY's BirtbDary Let day improve on day, and year on year;

June 4, 1769. Without a pain, a trouble, or a fear!

ATRON of aris, at length by thee And ah! (lince death mult that dear frame Their home is fix’d: thy kind decret destroy),

Has plac'd their empire here. Dve by some sudden extacy of joy :

No more unheeded mall they waste lo come loft dream may iby mild soul remové, Their treasures on the fickle tafte And be thy laies gasp, a ligh of love !

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Poetical Essays in JUNE, 1769.

327 Judgment shall frame each chaste defign, Be you pleased to smile, or be pleased to Nor e'er from Truth's unerring line

grumble,

[humble. The sportive artift roam :

Be whatever you please, I am fill your moft Whether the breathing buit he forms, As to laugh is a right only given to man,

With oature's tinis the canvas warms, To keep up that right is my pride and my Oriwells, like heaven's high arch, th' im pan. perial dome.

Fair ladies, don't frown, I meant woman Fancy, the wanderer, shall be taught

[to you To own severer laws :

What's common to man, must be common Spite of her wily wanton play,

You all have a right your sweet muscles to Spite of those lovely errors, which betray curl,

[young girl ; Th'enchanted loul to fond applause, From the old (mirking prude, to the titt'ring

Ev'n the, the wanderer, shall be taught And ever with pleasure my brains I could spili, That nothing truly great was every wrought To make you all g sgle, and you, ye Gods, Where Judgement was a way.

grin. Through ofier twigs th' Acanthus rose: In this present summer, as well as the past, Th' idea cbarms! th' artif glows ! To your favour again we prelent Dr. Lait, But 'twas his skill to pleale

Who, by wondertul feats in the papers reWhich bade the graceful foliage spread

counted,

[mounted. To crown the stately column's head From trudging on foot, to his chariot is With dignity and ease.

Amongit the old Britons, when war was beWhen great Apelles, pride of Greece,

gun,

(could Nay one: Frown'a on che altnost-finish'd piece, Charioteers would slay ten, while the foot Despairing to succeed,

So, when doctors on wheels with dispatches What though the miffiie vengeance pass'd

are sent, From his raih hand, the random cast Mortality bills rise a thousand per cent. Might dash the foam, but skill had formid But think not to phyfic that quack'ry's conthe steed,

fin'd,

[mankind Nor less the Phidian arts approve

All the world is a fage, and the quacks are Labour, and patient Care,

There's trade, law, and ftate-quacks; nay, Wate'er the kilful artists trace,

would we but search, Laocoon's pangs, or soft Antinous' face. We should find-heaven bless us !- fome By kill, with that diviner air,

quacks in the church! The Delian god does all but move; Tbe Aliff band, and stiff bob of the methodid 'Twas skill gave terrors to the front of jove, race,

[grace, To Venus every grace.

Give the balsam of life and the tincture of - And hall each sacred leat,

And their poor wretched patients think much The vales of Arno, and the Tułcan stream, good is done them, No more be viliced with pilgrim teet? Though blifiers and caustics are ever upon No more on sweet Hymncttus' fummits them. dream

for law and the state, if quack'ry's a curse, The fons of Albion ? or below,

Which will make the good bad, and the bad Where Ilyflus waters flow,

will make worse, [gular brother, Trace wib awe the dear remains We should point out the quack, from the re Of mould ring urns, and mutilated ianes? They are wiler than I who can tell one from --Far be the thought. Each iacred seat, L'uther!

(tients, stand trial, Each monument of ancient fame, Can the stage with its bills, puffs, and paShall Mill be vificed with pilgrim feet, Shall we find out no quacks in the theatre And Albion gladly owo from whence the

royal ?

[the town, Caught the fiame.

Some dramatical drugs that are puff d on Still fall her ftudious youth repair Cause many wry faces, and scarce will go Beneath their king's prote&ting care,

down.

[delight, To ev'ry clime which art has known; Nay an audience sometimes will in quack’ry And rich with spoils from every coast And sweat down an author some pounds in Return, 'till Albion learn to boast

one night.

(by the weather, An Athens of her owB.

To return to our quack-Tould he, help'd

Raise laughter and kind perspiration together, PROLOGUE,

Should his noftrums of hip and of vapours

but cure ye, Written by D. GARRICK. Efq; and spoken His chariot he well can deserve, I assure ye. by Mr. FOOTE.

'Tis easy to set up a charior in town, OUR servant, kind masters, from bottom And calier All is that chariot laid down. top,

He petitions by me, buth as doctor and lover, Be afford, while I breath, or can hand-- That you'll not flop his wheels, or his cha

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POETICAL Essays in June, 1769. Fix him well, I beseech you, the worst on't Tell all the spires of grasi che meadi would be,

Produce, when spring propicious leads
Should you overturn bim, you may overser me. The new-born year; tell all the drops

The night opon their bended cops
E PILOGUE, Sheds in Coti Glence, to display

Their beauties with the ribng day;
Written by ibe. Aurbor of ibe Comedy, and Tell all the sands the ocean laves,
Spoken by a little Girl of four years and a

Tell all its changes, all its waves ;

Or tell, with more laborious pains,
L
ADIES and gentlemen, they've sent me The drops its mighty mass contains :
out-

Be this aftonishing account
But I'm afraid to tell you what about ; Augmented with the full amount
Because 'twere bold in me, perhaps, you'll say, of all the drops the clouds have thed,
To come to ask you how you like the play ; Where'er their watry fleeces spread,
Yet that's my business; nay, more free to Through all time's long protracted tous,
make,

From Adam to the present hour :
I'm come to beg you'd like it for my fake. Still Mort the sum ; nor can it vie
The author took me in his arms jut now, With the more numerous years, that lie
My dear, says he, he kise’d me too, I vow Enbolom'd in eternity.
If you'll go out and make che audience clap, Was there a belt that could contain
I'll give you ribbons and a fine new cap : In its vaft orb the earth and main,
Besides, he promis'd me, next time he comes with figures was it clofter'd o'er,
Behind the scenes, to bring me sugar-plumbs. Without one cypher in the score

But whatsoe'er you think the play to be, And could your lab'ring thought afsiga When you go home I'm sure you'll talk of me. The total of the crowded line ; Says Lady Stingo to Sir Gilbert Mild, How scant th'amount ! Th' attempt how vain, « At Foote's! Sir Gilberi, have you seen the To reach duration's endless chain! child?

For when as many years are run, ?Tis really a curiofity to view her;

Unbounded age is but begun. Our little Betsy is a mountain to her :

Attend, Oman, with awe divine,
Such a&tion, such a tongue—and yet I query For this eternity is thine !
If she be five years old-a very Fairy!" ODE fotbe MINISTER OF BEINTSORD.
Sir Gilbert answers, with a peevith nod,
« Plaw! let the little buffy have a rod. Mars gravior fub pace lete. Claudiaa,
There are old folks enough to play the fool : HEN heaven's inevitable rage
Children, my lady, should be sent to school :” For vengeance marks a guilty age,
And so they thould, the naughty ones, no Debafing first the mind,
doubt,

From the child borom it withdraws
Who'll neither books gor needle learn without: Attachment to the public caure,
To be at work my fingers till are itching-, And love of humankind.
These Aounces here are all of my own From hence deriv'd the fordid soul,
ftitching.

That camely brooks the proud controul [Taking up and shewing her frock.

Of arbitrary lway ; But is my prate dinlik'd ? For alter all

Hence penfion'd peers, and garter'd Bares, I am but young, 'uis true, and comewhat Hence the long list of fools and knaves, small;

That fight, or yote for pay,
And taller ladies, I must needs confess,
Might speak an epilogue with more address. Yet some there are in every clime,
However, some few things I have to plead ;

Who, truly great, thau soar sublime,
Firft, 'pon my word and credit, I'm a maid.

Wich godlike virtue brave : Will that pass here for merit?cmd don't Undaunted view, where Eavy thakes know

In bloody folds her famila'd snakes, I'm a new face-which gen'rally does fo.

Or Lethe rolls its wave.
And if you want me louder, taller, bolder, With thee, O HORNE! thy patriot minit
Have patience-Ithall mend, as I grow older. Shall freedom confecrate to Fame,

And hail thee for her own;
On Eternity, by Dr. Gibbons, For thou shalt bafea to her aid,
?

And yet unpengon'd, and wpaid,

Support her cott'ring throne. Tell ev'ry bear the sun emits,

“ Go then to conqueft, gladly 80,". When in sublimest noon he fits;

Where honour points, direct the blow, Tell ev'ry light-wing'd mote that Arays

Truth warring on thy fide ; Within iis ample round of rays ;

The minions oi'a le vile age Tell all the leaves, and all the buds,

Sball tremble at thy honeft rage, Thas crown the gardens and the woods ;

And drop their defted pride.

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Poetical Essays in June, 1763. 329 Or, if a nobler ardour fire,

Thee, thee, we call, whose dire command Like great Alcæus frike the lyre,

To Naughter fir'd the coward band, And call forth patriot Arains !

Britannia's endless shame ; Swift fhall thy measures Hoat around, O give the rav’ning furies way, Till farthett Britain catch the sound, Already hell demands its prey, Through all her charter'd plains.

And heav'n allows ihe claim.
Remorse and guilt, with anguish join'd,
Thele, these shall goad thy conscious mind

With unrelenting care;
When doom'd to mingle with the dead,
We too will talk around thy bed,

And shriek aloud despair.
Methinks ev'n now, on yonder plain,

But thou, O HORNI, to virtue true,
Yet wet with blood of Britons dain,

The great, the gen'rous talk pursue,
I view a mournful band;

By native worth defign'd:
Lo, borftiog from the yawning tomb,

For know, from consecrated bands, Pale Spedres glide athwart the gloom,

No purer off 'ring heav'n demande,

Than freedom to mankind.
And curse the guilty land.

Let others, doom'd to guilty itate,
While half-obscur'd, and half-confet,

Cringe at the levies of the great,
Young Allen bares his bleeding breatt,

And aid ambition's plan;
And points the fatal wound;

Nor pomp, nor pow'r his roul delighte,
Still as he leads, the ghaftly crew

Who dares defend the gen'ral rights,
His heav'n-directed steps pursue,

And bear the name of man.
And yell prophetic round.

When bright Aftræa's charms once more “No more on this devoted ille

Revisit this her latt-lov'd thore,
Shall banih'd freedom deigo to smile,

And Britons dare be free;
Os peace or safety dwell,

Each grateful tongue shall chaunt thy praise, ) Till, long defer'd, be duly paid

And ev'ry muse devote her bays
Fit vengeance to each injur'd lbade,

To weave a wreath for thee,”
That bere untimely fell.

OSCAR.

THE MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.

FRIDAY, May 26.

John Wilkes, Efq; was again brought by a Motion was made in the court Habeas Corpus, in as privare a manner as poso

of Common-Pleas, for a rule Gble, from the King's Bench Prison to Sere А for a noble lord to thew cause jeants Inn, before Mr. Justice Gould, in or

wby Mr. Wilkes's demurrer der to discharge bis bail.
thould not be withdrawn, and

WEDNESDAY, 31. the proceedings go on against The judges met in loord Chief- Justice bis lordthip, they baving been topped by his Mansfieid's chambers, Weftminser-hall, and ples of Mr. Wilkes's being an outlaw. The chose their circuits for the summer aflizes, tule was granted, upon Mr. Serjeant Glynn's as follows; vie, producing a certificate from the court of Home, Lord Mansfield, Mr. Baron Smythe.) King's Bench, tbat Mr. Wilkes's outlawry Norfolk, Justice Wilmor, Mr. Baron Adams. was illegal.

Oxford, Baron Parker, Mr. Justice Yeates. TUESDAY, 30:

Midland, Mr. Juft. Clive, Mr. Just. Bacherft. This morning, about iwo o'clock, a ter Northern, Mr.Juft. voula, Ms. Baron Perrot. rible fire broke out at a timber merchant's in Weitern, Mr. Juft. Aton, Mr. Just. Willes. Peter-Etreet, Saffron-hill, which consumed

THURSDAY, June 1. the same, and twelve more boules. A child There was is very numerous meeting of the is said to have perished in the flames. Some proprietors or the Ean-India fock, at their attribute this disaster to fireworks the prece- house in Lcaden-hall-Street; Sir George ding evening.

Colebroke in the chair ; when Sir George A court of aldermen was held at Guildhall, told them, the directors had prepared extracts when the nephew of Sir Matthew Blaki. from the last dispatches, which were ready, kon appeared with a letter from Sir Matthew, and they were accordingly read cwice over by defiring leave to rebgn his gown, on account one of the clerks, and contain the followof his ill face of health ; but after some de- ing matter : bates the atfair was poft poned till next court

* That the secret committee at Bengal or aldermen.

bad for some time observed Sujala Dowla augJune, 1769.

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330 The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.

June menting kis forces, and disciplining them of jewels. Two young ladies, habited like with great constancy; that in consequence of girls of Patmos, were remarked for their this they had di patched three gentlemen to great beauty and dress. Lady Stanbope in demand the reason of it; and that they had the character of a French Nosegay girl, which no doubt, from the known abilities of these she supported with great humour. Lady Asgentlemen, they would reduce the chief to cher in the character of Ovisa. Mr. Askew, alter his measures.

of the Guards, in the character of the DeThat some letters received from Madrase vil, and admirably kept up. Mrs. Ligonice complained of the great scarcity of filver, was an elegant Savoyard, and a young lady, which was every day encreasing; and were who accompanied her a beautiful Chapoiafraid they should not, in consequence of nese. Mrs. Garrick made a very fine figure this scarcity, be able to make the usual re- in the Venetian carnival babit. A genile. mittances to China.

man, in the character of Tiddy Doll, disThat other letters from the coast mention played great humour. The duke of Man ed an alliance between Heyder Ally, and ano chetter appeared in the old Englifba babit, ther chief, which they were apprehensive Capt. Deburgh in the character of Oímyn. would be injurious to the company's affairs Capt. Pye as Tancred, and his lady as Rs. in general--and that the former of these, ben's wife. Two young ladies in the habits with a body of thirty thousand horse and foot, of Vehals. Mr. James clothed as pope, vehad surprized Col. Wuod, and retaken a ry well supported. Lady Mary Lowther, in Small fort, which the colonel had wrested the character of an old woman, afforded inffrom them some time before; but not with. nite humour. The duke of Bolton wore : ftanding this, Col. Wood, though ten times domino. inferior in numbers, killed them two thou The whole company kept on their maks Sand men, beside the capture of many chiefs, till about one o'clock, when they removed and that he was preparing for another at down to supper, to which they were contey. tack, which they had no doubt of his fuc ed through a coridor beautifully illuminated ceeding in."

with wax lights: they did not begin to depart After some altercation on the subjects of till past fix in the morning. these advices, a question was proposed by

MONDAY, S. Sir James Hodges, that a paragraph laould Was observed as the anniversary of bis be inserted in the public papers, properly ate majesty's birth-day, who yesterday entered tested by the court, to quiet the minds of into the 32d year of his age. For the ode, the proprietors without doors; which was see the poetry for this month. carried unanimously. In pursuance of this A dispute happened in the ball-room a resolution the following paragraph appeared St. James's becween the R. and F. ambafia. in the evening.

dors.

1 “ Eaft India House, June 1, 1769. Ex

TUESDAY, 6. tracts of the company's advices lately receive At a court of aldermen held at Guildhall, ed from India, being this day read to a very

Sir Matthew Blakiston's defire to refigo hin numerous body of proprietors in a general gown was again taken into confideration, court, it appeared to them unanimously, that but the court not thinking his reasoas fuli. affairs of the company were in a fourishing cient, determined not to comply with his fituation, and that there was no real caule requeft. for the alarm which has lately happened. This day also a meeting of the supporters

Signed by the Special order of the said of the Bill of Righrs was held at the London count,

Tavern, (Robert Jones, Esq; in the chair) PETER MICHELI, Sec," when a circular letter for railing contribo A grand mafqued ball was given this day tions was approved, and copies ordered to at Hackwood in Hampshire, by his grace the be transmitted to the several countics Duke of Bolton. The company began to af- and borough towns in England; after semble between seven and eight, and by which several subscriptions were received, twelve, five different apartments were opened, and the society adjourned to Tuesday the in which the moft elegant side-boards were pre joth of October, pared: the illuminations were prectily conceiv.

WEDNESDAY, 7. ed, and finely executed; as was also a lighted His royal highness the duke of Glouces temple, and some other buildings in the ter set out for Harwich to embark for Holo gardens.

land, on his intended tour, The dresses in general were extremely

THURSDAY, 8. magnificent. The duchess of Bolton was in The powder mills at Moulfey took fire, the habit of a Tartarian princess, embroider- and blew up; by which accident two mu ed with diamonds. Lady Waldegrave and were killed. Lady Mary Hay, as eastern sultanas, very

TUESDAY, 13. richly dressed. Lady Harriet Williams and Mr. Wilkes appeared in the court of ComLady Gideon were covered with a profufon mon: Pleas, Weiminfterball, before Lord

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