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The game he sprung foon felt the fatal lead; 'Twas Nature call'a, unknowing I obey'd ;
Flutter'd in air, and at my feet fell dead. Painting's my text, but pottry's my isade;
This faithful record by thy pencil drawn, Both sister arts; and fure my devious Mure
Shews what I was in manhood's early dawo: Kind. hearted Dennis * will for once excule.
Just the design, and elegant the draught, A short digreffion to cundema were hard;
The col'ring bold, and all without a fault. Or Heav'n have mercy on each modern bard.
But (AIKMAN) he advised, and hear a friend :
On rural squires no more thy time mispend; POEM ON THE DEATH OF MR. AIK.
On nobler subjects all thy cares employ,

Paint the bright Hebe, or the Phrygian boy: THOMSON.
Or, rising from the waves, the Cyprian dame

O! COULD I draw, my friend, thy ge. May vindicate her own Apelles' fame.

noine mind, But if thy nicer pencil shall disdain

Inst, as the living forms by thee • sign'd! Shadows, and creatures of the poet's brain; The real wonders of the Brunswick race

Of Raphael's figures none Mould fairer thine, May, with superior charms, thy canvas grace.

Nor Titian's colours longer last chin mine.

A mind in wisdom old, in lenience young, The lovely form that would too soon decay,

From fervent truth whereevery virtue sprung; Admir'd, and lo!t, the pageant of the day,

Where all was real, modest, plain, fincere; Preserv'd by thee, through ages yet to come,

Worth above how, and goodness unsevere. Shall reige triumphant in inmortal bloom,

View'd round and round, as lucid diamonds Time, the great Master's friend, shall but re

Mhow, fine, With his iniproving hand, thy works divine. Szill as you turn them, a revolving glow :

So did bis mind ref:ct with secret ray,
This (if the Mule cau judge) Thall he thy lot,
When I'm no more, forgetting, and forgot.

In various virtues, Heav'n's eternal day. Now from my zenith I decline apace,

Whether in high discourse it foar'd sublime, And pungent pains my treinbling nerves un

And sprung impacient o'er the bounds of time; hcace ;

Or wand'ring nacure o'er with raptur'd eye,

Ador'd the Hand that turn'd y. in azure sky : Nor love cau charm, nor wine, nor music

Whether to fr.cial life he beor his timught, please;

And the right poise that mingling passions Loft to all joy, I am content with ease.

fough', All the poor comfort that I now can thare,

Gay conrei se bleft, or in the thoughtful grove, Is the fourt blessing of an elbow chair. Here undifturb'd licign, and with a sini!e

Bid the heart open every source of love : Behold the civil hroils that shake curifle;

In varying lights still fee before our eyes, Bard against bard fierce tiloing on the plain,

The juít, the good, the social, or the wise. And foods of ink profusely (pilt in vain.

For such a death who can, who would, refuse

The Friend a tear, a verse the mousolut Pope, like Almanzor, a whole host defics,

Mure? Th exploded chain-fhoc from his Dunciad flies,

Vet pay we must acknowledgment to Heav'n, And pil'd on neapsthe mangled carnagelies.

Though {natch'd so suon, that Alkman e'er

was giv'n. Poets and critics a promiscuous crowd Bellow like wounded Mars, and roar aloud

Gr.seful from Narnre's banquet let us rise, The rowed host precipitace retires,

Nor meanly leave it with relactant eyes : With weaker Mouts, and with unequal fires.

A friend, when dead, is but remov'd from 'The quibbliog advertisement and pert joke

right, Bue blaze awhile, and vanith inco smoke;

Sunk in the luftre of eternal light; And weak reinarks drop short upon the

And when the parting storms of life are o'er, grourd ;

May yet rejoin us on a happier sure. Or, if they reach the foe, but flightly wound. “ As those we love decay, we die in part Thus have I seen, amid the thouting throng, " Sering after itring is sever'd from the heart, Bruin, with step majestic, ftride along ; " Tillboaren'd life at last-hur brtaching clay, The curs et distanc" bark, or nyly hite; " Without one pang is gid to fall away. But if he stands ered and dares the fight, " Unhappy he who latest feels the blow; Cowring they (nail, yet dread thegripe fevere, 6. Whose eyes have wept o'er every friend And all their dropping tails contess their fear.

luid low; Pardon me, Alkmax, that my rambling “ Dragz'd Img'ring ou from partial death to lays

dech, Dufert my chemę, and thy unfinish'd praise : " And, dying, all he can resign is breath +."

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Dennis che Crilic. * The bait eight lines are all that are given in the editivas of Thomson's Works.



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(Continued from Page 115.) DR. PAUL IUFFERNAN.-Concluded. Cognatas umbras menti fera fomnia pingung WHEN Hiffernan refused accepting Sin excuffa quies--vanæ excntiuntur ei umbre.

credit for fix months for a number Religione tegit facinus, quia sanguinis ultro of books, which he could very well Prodigus humani effuderat-omnis dispose of amongli his friends--we can

Ordo gemit populi; juga solvere barbara jurat. very well see the price he fet on keeping Richmondus petitur ; Gallorum elapfus ab oris bisilo:izing a ficret. The sale of the Advolk in patriam.-cecinerunt horrida bellum books wiald be a ready-money traffic Claffica-Bosworthi in campo pugnatur :to luna during the time;-the transla.

acerba tion would likewise gain him fonie re Funera densaptur-mediis in millibus ardet puta:ion ;- und as to the payment of his Regia fævicus et equo privatur ab omni bure, that could be feteled in his fual Mite clamat Equum, regni precio: furibunda, 2:19, viz. for some timc by promises, Impaciens, vulachuc; illuc suo prælia jactans : aid ar length by a frank acknowledge "Sex Richmondi hodiè dextrâ hac cecidere, ment of total incapacity :-yet all these

Corel adv.tazes were foregone Tooner than " Richmondum quoties," rauco vox inci epat

divulge the secrets of his prison. houle" There he was aliku impene.

Convensre !--enfes rapido mucrone cor

ruscant. trablu to friend and foe.

[icts--The next thing of any consequence Rex fato opprimitur victori cedere regnum

Vulnera vulneribus geminantur, et ictibus that engaged our Author's attention, Cogitur; infrendit moriens,“ Ærerna repente Wag work callcd“ Dramatic Genius"

“ Nox ruat in terras, perituro prologus orbi." which he dedicated to Garrick, his friend and patron through life. This The subscriptions he gained by this work is divided into five books. The work were very considerable, as Gar. firit duineates a plan of a perinaifent rick exerted himfelf amongst his friends tempic to be erected to the memory cf for the author, and who could refuse Shak etpeare, with suitable decorations Garrick on the subject of the stage ? and inscriptions. The second inveti. And yet, though thcle exertions might gates the progress of the human mind have done credit to the friendship of In inventing the drama; and conducting our English Roscius, they did not ferve is to perfection ; with a candid disquitio his delicacy very much, as the praises tion of the rulcs laid down by critics. so lavishly bestowed on him thould have The third cxhibits a philosophical ana

in fome respect withhold his personal inlyfis of the pre-requisites of the art of terference : besides, they were too fulatting. The fourth dilplays the criteria fome in themselves to add any degree of of Dramatic Genius in composition, credit to such establithed abilities. and the beautiful and sublime of acting ; The amount of these subscriptions and the fifth creats of architecture, paint. we do not exactly know, but thouid fuping, and other arts, !o far as they are ac- pose to be from one hundred and twenty ceilary to Tlieatrical representation. to one hundred and titty pounds ;-a

There is in this, as in most of Hiffer. temporary mine to such a man as Hiffernan's writinys, a mixture of science and nan, who lived fo much with the pubabsurdity-He had not tattc fufficient to lic—and who in his interior life, there set off his lcarning, and his familiar is every reason to suppolc, practised a life was such as to thut out all improve- rigid economy. With this money he ment. The characters of the leveral emerged a little more into life, quitted plays of Shakespeare given in this work the old English dreis (as he used to call art in Latin as well as in English ; and his feedy clothes) for a new fuit of black, as the Doctor piqued himself on his Latio and knocked at the doors of his friends ally, the reader will judge for himself, with all the confidence of a successful What excellence he possessed in that lan. author, guage from the following specimen of In this progress, our author some. the character of Richard the Third. times felt lembarras die richelle, in a Ricarius Tertius.

manner that was laughable enough. Itoperium obtinuit primorum (trage virorum, Dining one day at a friend's house, and

Justitiam, Leges, naturæ et jura perofus; feeling the consequence and novelty of Reges Henricum, fratremque, et pignora amoris a full pocket, he wanted the change of

Suttolit è medio truculentâ mente, Ricardus a twenty-pound bank note ; the gentie. Aftutusque, toro, et morti promoverat Annam. man faid he had not quite so much money

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in the house, but as his servant was (just as he could get it) for this pamphlet. going on a message to Fleet-street Hugh Kelly, who had previoirfly' seen after dinner, he should take it to Mr. it at a friend's house, generoully fent Hoarc his Banker, and bring him the bim a guinea for a copy--but consoled change.--This did very well, and foon himself at the farne time, that he was after Hiffernan gave the notc to the under no obligation to read it. man for the above purpose.

Talking of this strange publication at So far the object of self-consequence that time, gave rise to one of the last and vanity were sufficiently displayed, flashes of poor Goldsmith.--- How does and our author joined in pushing about this poor devil of an author, lays a the bottle with great spirit and convi- friend, contrive to get credit even with viality. After an hour or two spent in his bookseller for paper, print, aud adthis manner, Hifferuan enquired after vertising?"_"Oh! my dear fir, fays the man-the bell was rung-but no Goldsmith, very cafiiy-be ficals ite man was as yet returned:--he dropped his brooms ready made," jaw a little upon this but said nothing.- The next year, 1775,

Doctor Hiffer, In about an hour afterwards he en nan appeared as a Drainatic author, by quired again-but no man.--Here our the introduction of a tragedy at Drury author began to lose a little paticnce, Lane Theatrc, under the title of " The and curning round to the genrleman of Heroine of the Cave."-The history the house, Fery gravely exclaimed, “By of this piece is as follows :~After the the living G-, I'm afraid your man death of Henry Jones, the author of the has run off with the money; "-" Upon tragedy of the Earl of Elex (a man fu• my word, Doctor,says the other (smoking perior to Hiffernan in point of genius, him), I must confcfs it has an odd ap- but very like him in his want of pru, pearance;-but if the fellow ihould have dence and discretion), this piece was gone pif-it is with your money--not found amongst his loose papers by the

-"My money!”exclaimed Hif. late Mr. Rcddish, ef Drury Lane Thea fernan, starting from his chair, and rais- tre, who foon after brought it out fur ing his voice- Sir, I would have you to his benefit.-Hiffernan and Reddish know, that I know lawas well as you in living in close habits of ir.limacy, the this particular, and I know that if I gave latter, after his beneht, gave it to the my inancy to your servant by your di- Doctor, and suggested to him that he rection, the act of the servant is the act might make something of it by extend, of the matter.?!-Herc an altercation ing the plot, and adding some new chaon the point of law for some time took racters, place, when the Doctor was most hap Hiffesnan undertook it, and brought pily extricated out of all his fçars by it out the next ycar for the benefit of the arrival of the servant with the mo. Miss Younge (now Mrs. Pope), with ncy, and who was only prevented from a new prologue, epilogue, & &c.returning in time, by a number of other and by the very excellent and impas. messages which he had to deliver from fioned' performance of that capitai aiz his miftreis.

tress, who played the Heroine, it went The next production of the Doctor's off with considerable applause. The title was a thing which he caļled “The Phi. Jonçs gave to this piece was, “The Jnfophic Whim," and which he ironically Çavc of Idra,”—The plot is taken from dedicated to the Universities of Oxford a narrative in the Annual Register, and and Cambridge.

hadihc original author had tine and cool, This is such a jumble of nonsensc, ness to hinish it, it is probable he would that there is no reading or defining it ; have succeeded in making it a respecta if it aims at any thing, it appears to be ble tragedy. Even in Hifternan's hands a laugh againk some branches of modern the plot and incidents buoved him up philofophy—but fo miserably executed, above his ordinary thinking--and if he as to warrant a fuppofirion, that the gave no graces, hc avoided any great man must be mad, or drunk, who blemishes. wrote it. The publication however an The Doctor lived upon the profits of fevered his purpose, for as he was very this tragedy for fome time-but, as hcedless of his literary reputation-or ulual, never made a calculation what he perhaps did not always know when he was to do next, till poverty pessed him was degrading it~he as usual subscribed to do sometbing: After casting about for it amonyit his friends-apd generally some time (and occasionally damoing wherever he went to dine, taxed his thc book sellers for their want of taste in tole from half-a-crown to a guinea nor encouraging learning, and the per.


formers of both Theatres for a dearth scribing the bead of this paragon of of abilities that discouraged any au.

animals." Herc the Doctor intered thor of eminence from writing for them) into a common-place description of the i be undertook to give a court of lectures skull the brains, &c.--which lasted. on the anatomy of the human body."

about half an hour, when taking up He inftantly publithed Proposals, the print, and restoring the heat vt which was a guinca for the course, to the ikeicton (which he had previoutly. consist of three lectures, and the fub- doubled down) to its former position fcribers not to exceed twenty, in order he next undertook a description of the to be the better accommodated in a pri- breatt. vate room. The fubfcription (which “ Here gentlemen, says he, is the was evidently given under the impretlion next part of this vers extraordinary of charity) was soon Gilled by the excr aninai, which may be very properly tions of his friends and the first day called from its very curious bend was announced by the Doctor's going and texture-mibe broid-bajkery of this Yound to the subscribers himself to in human frame."'- At this the audience form them of it-" This method, said could hold out no longer, but unani.. ke, I look upon the beli, as it prevents moully burti out into a horte laugh-a any imputation of quacking, by a public which made the Doctor paule for iome advertisemgni,

minutes, and produced in the company The room fixed on for this exhibition likewise an awkward and embarrallců was at the Percy Coffee-house-othie filence. At last one of the gentlemen huur one o'clock in the forenoon. At broke ground by laying, “ Why, Docthis hour the following gentlemen als tor, as we arc all friends, and as the fub. fembled-Dr. Kennedy, physician to {cription has been paid in, what lignithe Prince of Wales, and the present ties giving yourfelf any further trouvíc? Inspector-Gencral to the hospitals under

-We arc fatished of your capacity the Duke of York-Mr. George Gar- and we can dilpense with any further rick - Mr. Becket of Pall-Mall--and lectures”—-" Aye-ayc," joined the another geneicman. They waited till rest of the company.-". Wny then, two for more company--but no more

continued the first Ipcakor, iuppuic coming, the Doctor made his appeare you all come and take a bit of amner ance, from an inside cloret, dreied out with nic to-day, when we thall loc what in a full suit of black-and placing him. we are able to do in anatomizing the self before a little round table, made a

bortle. very formal obeisance to his small The sound of a gratuitous good dinauditory,

ner always fell very musically on HifThe company could not help but feruan's car, and in the present insmile at this mode of beginning—but ftance peculiarly, fo, as it not only the Doctor pruceeding with great gra• plentifully provided for the wants of vity, pulled out of his pocket a 1mall one day-but released him from the print of a human skeleton, evidently cut trouble of two vay's morc attendance, out of fome anatomical magazinc, and without losing any part of his fubicriplaying it on the table thus proceeded : tion-money.-Hence the brow of the

" I am now,Gentlemen, about to open grave and philofophic lecturer in. a subject to you of the greatest impor. Itantly relaxed into that of the convivial tauce in life--which is the knoruledge of familiar acquaintance:-he itept from purselves--which Plato recommcrus in benind the corner of his little table with tha: thort but forcible maxim of “ Nosce the utmost cheerfulnesi, paid his confeipfuni”.. Pope by saying, “ The proper gees separately to his fricids, ordered study of mankind is man"--and our Di up fome coffee (which i10 let them to sine Shakespeare by exclaiming, “Wiač pay tor), and soon after met them at tlic a piece of work is man! how noble in dinner rendezroas in all the hiarity of reason! how intinitc in faculues, in an eleemofynary guest. form and moving how express and This transient exhibition, we believe, admirable! In action, how like an ane was the lait public etfort of lus either as gel! in apprchenfion, how like a God! a phytician or an author : not but he the beauty of the world - the paragon fomoties ulcd 10 adveriode works. fer. of animais !"

haps without any deiign of publiining “ Having tlus given the general tiemn, but for ine populus if irring opinion of three gredt men on pirtil, or ( m0ij'.- in this list fuoject, I dhall commence with de we find any painpaleis, fomc per



haps written, others intended to be night at his lodgings in one of the little written--but all calculated to form his courts of St. Martin's-Lancabout the m ferablc Ways and Means for raising beginning of June 1777. the Supplies,

Hiffernan was in his person a short, In this thifring manner our author thick-Set man, of a ruddy complexionwent on, living as he most convenjblack, observing cyes, with a nose only could make it out, without feel. fomewhat iuclined to the aquiline, ing much of the disgrace or cmbarrast- and upon the whole, though not forned ment of his lituation, till the fpring with much syınınetry, might be called an of 1777, when he contracted the jaun- intelligent and well-looking mas : but dice, which very foon made an evident as he nas humouroudly dcicribed boch impronion on his frame and spirits, his person and mind in a poem called His friends, knowing his pecuniary fitu “ The Alhor on Himself," we shall ation, lavy it was neceflary for him to ufe his own percil ; cortine himself to his apartments, and jrberally affcd him for this purpose. « Perhaps fome curious would my person Amongst there were Mr. Garrick---Mr,

know ; Murphy --Dr. Kennedy-Mrs. Abing. I humbly answer, 'Tis but fo and fo: ton, and others, The Doctor, how. Not over call-coor despicably low. ever, tidid to crrcp out during the Black frowning brows my deep funk eyes morning fu for

an hour or two, c'erthade, which lie truled would do him more They were, I sear, for a physician made; good than cither phyficor con Foreseeing Nature give this aoti-grace, finement.

And mark'd me with a medical grimace; In one of these morning cscursions lo Imos proportioned-body formewhat he gave a fingular proot of the ruling gross, pastien tricking to us cren in the In humour various matt.ble---morose; hour of death. Calling at a friend's The Ladies fervilo---in health a king; house to faint and Spiritlets that he Good-natur'd, peevilh, gay, tan'astic thing; was unable to walk up to the draw. That like friend Horace, grey before his ing rouin, he was told in as delicate time, a manner as potlible, “ that as fick. Seek fame in loose-pac'd prose and fettered nofs always brought on addisional ex

rhyme; pences, if he would give his friend his Whose highest with's a mere ahsurdity, addrcis, he would very readily lend Nashing so do--and learnedly idle be; him a guinca per week until he rçco Like to myself to have a mule-bit friend, vered."

My vain chimeras to review and mend; The Doctor received the promise The day to ivrite by night in fancy Atray, of the loan with becoming gratitude, So, like true poels, dream my life away." but referred him for his address to the utual place, “ The Bedford Cof. As a writer, Hiffernan, as we before fee-houtc."-" My dear Doétor, says observed, had the materials of scholarthip, the other, this is no time to trifle. but from not always cultivating good afuris you in the most folemn manner, I company, and facrificing occationally to do not miku this enquiry from any im. much to Bacchus, he did nor properly pertinent curiosity, or idle with to ex avail himselt of his stock of learning. test a secret from you under your pre He was far from being, however, a mere Tent circumstances: my only reason is, for jiboner; he could deport himself in gond the quicker dispatch of sending you any company with ycry becoming decorum, oping that may be needful.", -The aud inl.ven the conversation with anec. doctor ftill exprefled his gratitude with a dote and ofurvation, which rendered ligh, and ardent gripe of the tund - but him at times an agrecable companion, left the house by referring his friend to Brother times, and particularly when he me bedford Coific-houle.

was ncarly intoxicated, he could be very It was in vain to expostulate further coarse and vulgar, sparing no epithets '--the gentleman fent on the twofollow of abuse, and indulging himself in all ing Saturdays a guinea cach day, scaled the extravagancies of pallion. Had he opinalster, which on inquiry be found attended at an carlier age to take the vie Doctor received—but on the third proper advantages of his c«ucation and Saturday no messenger arriving, upon Talents, there were many fituations, proenquiry it was found what the Doctor bably, he inight have been it for ;-for yvas no n.oram-haring dicd the preceding infiance, a ichoolmalter, a plıyfician, or

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