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The prudith coy Females who thirty attain, “For my part" then the daros" I Cry, Heigho for a Husband ! at length, but
thinks the tax in vain !
« On gloves vas made to break poor peoFor the men fay, No, no! and, the down off ples' backs the peach,
“ I thinks that ve vere tax'd before enough ; Rejed wbat before they stood tip-toe to reach. " Vaunt ve?"-MUNS gives a nod then The widow of lixwy, her seventh mate dead,
gives a puff. Cries Heigho! for an eighth, with one tooth
" Vell, Christmas vill be here, and then, in her head;
you know, A Colt's tooth, lume call it, but I am afraid “ Our Jacky comes from school, from ProThe owner's more properly 'titled a Jade !
fpect Row, All ranks it peivades too, as well as all ages,
“ Ve'll take him to The Children in tbe Vood, Heigho for a Huiband ! the Peerels engages;
** Vere BANNISTER they say's so monstrous With four pearls on her coronet in her own
66 Shan't ve, my lovee 1-hat ve vill, adod!" The Baroness fighs for five pearls day and
Muns gives another puff—but gives no nod, night ;
“ Lauk, you're so glum-you never speaks, 0, were the a Countess, how happy her
“ Vy vont you talk a bit !"" Because I She marries an Eart, and is wretchedly great! 6 You von't }"_" I won't.”" Vy then Should an eye to the pocket pollute our soft
the devil fitch scenes,
« Such brutes as you !"_" A brute !-a The Author from Nature to paint only means :
brute, you-umhFrom Nature alone No! he owns it with Quit we the vulgar spouse, whose volgar pride,
mind That Nature and FARQUHAR him equally Bids him be gross, because he can't be kind, guide!
And seek the Tonith pair, confign'd by Pate If therefore you track him io something To live in all the elegance of hate ; well known,
Whose lips a coarse expression ne'er defiles, Should be copy with taste, and his proto
Who act with coolness, and torment in smiles, type own,
Who prove (no rule of etiquette exceediog) No Plagiarist deem liim, but favour the loan. Most perfect loathing, with most perfect
breeding. EPILOGU E.
When chance, for once, forbids my Lord to HY GEORGE COLMAN, JUN, ESQ.
And ties him, Sele-åpleto, to dine at home, THERE are some Husbands bere, as I The cloth remov'd, then comes Ennui and conjecture,
Нур, Who, before now, have heard a curtain. The wine, his tooth-pick-and her Ladyship! leâure
“ Pray, Ma'am and then he yawus Our curtain drawn, no lecture can be apter
“ may I require Than one upon the matrimonial chapter, " When you came home?"--and then he I'll give you mine in brief--and let you
Nirs the fire know
I mean last night !"-"Last night / -as Why Spinsters for a husband cry Heigho !
I'm alive, Why men run mad for wives 'till they bave " I scarce remember-0, to-day at five, got 'em
" And you !"-" Faith I forgel. Hours l't search you all, depend on't, to the bottom,
(teeth. How sweetly glide the hours with Man and “ My notice, Madam ;" then he picks his Wife!
“ And pray, my Lord, to-morrow, where First, for a trading pair, in lower life
[his wine. When fragal Mrs. Muxs, on foggy nights, “ Faith I can't tell;"--and then he takes One fat and clicerless callow-candle lights, Thus high and low your Lecturer exploresma When (pouse and the experience, o'er its One bigher step remains--and there he roars. gloom,
0 I would you turn where HYMEN's flame The & A ng transports of the small back room, divine, While Dick minds shop-all topicks as they In purest ray and brightest colours shine, handle,
Look on the THRONE--For HYMEN cliere is He smokes while Dearee darns, and snuffs
proud, the candle.
And waves his torch in triumph o'er the " Lauk! vat a frosty night !” cries the,
crowd ; " I loves
There MAJESTY in mildness sits above, "A froit-ve sells so many fur-skin gloves. And gives fresh luftre to CONNUPJAL Love !
d'ye dine ?"
PO E T RY.
Smild glowing in their louks, an} every limb, THE TRANSPIGURATION, Adorn'd with heav'nly beauty, dazzling shut IN IMITATION OF MILTON'S STYLE,
Frir glories, only to their Lord icferior.
Their garments, (piendid as the solar ray
gald, CELESTIAL Dove! the Muse heav'na Such as impurples heaven, when rifing Moris born inspire
(wing Wiks o'er the skies with all her rosy train Thro' all her pow'rs, while with extended Ot fmiles and blushes. Humbly the blest pair, She seeks the mystic bill, and wond'ring views Indeep prostration, Atretch'd before their Lord, Her Lord transfigur'd. He on earth below Recount his sufferings, and adore his paffion. Obscurely liv'd, eclips'd in human form,
How unappal'd this meek and patient And hid the Deity : with ills conversant,
Lamb The rage of fate in ev'ry threat'ning shape
Encoudlers all the rage of earth and hell! Awful he combated, and victor still,
His armour, innocence and white-cy'd faith. To hell and earth, his reftless foes, oppos'd
How, bleeding with rich life, his sacred Meekness, and patient Innocence, and PRAY'R,
wounds That beft defence! that golden chain, whose Run purple, and expand their ruddy mouths pow'r
Diopping with cordial balm to heal a world! Magnetic liuks the distant hear'n and earth
How the triumphant Victim yields his breath With occult charm! as the remotest parts Chearful amidst the sharpest pangs of tortare ! of Nature, each to other gravitate
While trembling Nature own'd her dying In bonds of strietest love. The fervent pray'r
Lord, Refiftless climbs heaven's awful height, and
And Monk th' eternal centre : the pale sun, stands
As conscious of the guill, ubícur'd his head, Before th' Eternal Throne, with filenų tears
And let the world in univerfal mourning. And Soul- breath'd lighs attended : Mercy How, in the grave's encircling gloom he's laid (miles,
[comes Environd with cold night : th’insatiate grave, While the Victorious Suppliant (weetly o'er. Unable to detain his heavenly guest, Gou Inaccessible to other violence.
Reluctant opes his pond'rous jiws, and yields And thusth' Ætherial Lamb, Redeemer meek,
The sacred pledge of peace to man restor'd. Convers'd with the Great Father, where he fits
His fetters broke, fresh as the face of Morn Enthron'd in glory. He che Son beheld
That now had thrice renew'd her smiling tour High on a mountain, from the world see 'Thro' heaven, he spurts the banded pow'rs of quester’d,
heil, In holy rapture wing to heaven his foul,
And rising, Phoenix-like, shakes off the gloom His pray'r is heard - And, lo! Celestial light, Contracted from the grave, Now in his Sun-bright meridian glory, beamiul, breaks
throne Fiom forth his Sacred looks. All heaven
Seated, on the right hand of glory shines unyeild
With Godhead blazing awful Deity. Is opend in his face, and Godhead blazes
Am zing colloqay! where heaven and earth, Effulgent round : while ting 'd with orient light Sweetly onited, hold the conference His garments Thine, pyre as the new-fali'n
Sublime ! a world restor'd and man redeem'd. foow
Bu: while he wond'rcus interview prolongd That cloaths the Alpine ridge or Appennine. Detains the gazing fun, from heaven appears Softgales of fragrance breath'd around the place Anonient clout, that liems another fun Ambrosial, and, tu grace the wond'iousçhange, Resplendent thro’ the skies, from wlience was Mofes and Elias, the re-Ims of light
heaid, Forsaking, dar precipicunt from high,
As thunder terrible, the Father's voice, Inverted with pure äiber, all-refind Awful proclaiming from the fulgent shade, Their liquid texture, or compacted light
L! MY RELOVED SON, IN WHOM I AM Empyreal coy'ring! Thus from heaven equipt,
WLL PLEASD). All pure as innocence, celestial bloom
This poem, which is mentioned in Letter !!!. Vol. XXII. p. 413. is not collected into Vallet's works.
ODE FOR THE NEW YEAR, 1794.
BY MR. THOMAS ADNEY.
THE comforts of life may be clearly defin’d, 1.
And each may come in for his share; NURTUR'D in storms the infant Year All trouble is inerely a freak of the mindiComes in terrific glory forth,
Alas! bow we're apt to despair ! Earth meets him wrapp'd in mantle
In all Gruations a man may be glad, drear,
He ne'er was created for woe; [had, And the loud tempest hings his birth.
Let him (eek and he'll find there is bliss to be Yet 'mid the elemental ftrife
And plenty of comfort below.
Too oft we are careless of what we enjoy, And the dank nionths succeeding train,
And seldom contented a day; The renovated glebe prepare
We suffer each parlion our peace to aonoy, For genial May's ambrucial aler,
And trifle our moments away. For fruits ebat glowing Summer yields, Let us look at our neighbours, of ev'ry degreo, For laughing Autumn's golden fields ;
And all their misfortunes review; And the stout Swain whore frame defies
Ten thou!and unfortunate creatures you'll see, The driving storm, the hoftile skies,
More wretched and friendieís than you! While his keeo plowshare turns the stub Then let us not fall in an error so wrong, bora foil,
[toil, But trust to a Power above ; Knows plenty only springs the just reward of Be chearsul and gay with a friend and a song, II.
And live with Contentment and Love! Then if fell War's tempestuous found
Svell far and wide with louder roar, TESTON, NEAR MAIDSTONE,
A POETICAL SKETCH.
By Dr. PaRFECT.
pare, Her lasting olive thall be 'pread,
For local beau!y and falubrious air! Whole bi east inglorious wooes her Child of the Muse! for thee might I ordain charmos
A choice recess upon the Cantian plain, When Fame, when Joftice calls to Arms. On that fair brow where Teston house elate, While Anarchy's infuriate brood
'Mid nature's lindscapes, rises into state, . Their garments dy'd with guiltless blood, And gives to private virtue that re: reat With Titan rage blafpheming try Which dignifies a Bouverie's noble seat;
Their impious batile 'gainst the sky, There shou'd the bard enraptur'd take his Say, shall BRITANNIA's generous Sons
His pencil paffive to his plastic hand,
Or and the Sword that coward Fury rears, Where fondly lingers spring's ambrosial gale ; Red with the Widow's Blood, wet with the
Where sylvan honours, in sublime degree, Orphan's Tears?
Pour on the eye in rich diversity.
Below, meand'ring in a glen of flowers, But tho' her martial thunders fall On either side deep-arch'd with verdant Vindictive o'er Oppression's haughty crest,
bowers, Awake to Pity's fuafive cail,
The Medway fmooth glides Glverly along, She spreads her buckler o'er the suffering The painter's mirror, and the poet's long'; brealt.
[fteep, Reflects a volume, grateful to the view, From seas that roll by Gallia's fuuthmolt Of scenes at once both elegant and new, From the rich Ines that crown th’ Atlantic In many a brilliant fuld, through mazy beds, deep,
Till Thames approaches, and his Medway
Open to mercy, prompt to save, Expanding bleffings, and no rival knows, His ready Navies plow the yielding wave,
Saye in her Bouverie, whore exalted heart The ruthless arm of layage license awe, To poor distress can tender aid impart; And guard the facred Reign of Freedom and Whose hand beneficence in secret guides; of Law.
Fertile in good, and rich -as Medway's tides.
Lamented Smart * ! had I thy well-taught Come gentle maid, and with returning day quill,
Bring each calm blessing thou art us'a to To future fame should live this charming vill.
grant, The scelies beneaih, the groves ahove I'd fing, Sweet pensive power thou wilt direct my way, And plant the Hop upon the Muse's wing ; Where the coy Muses molt delighi to haunt. That" fay’rite plant thy far-fam'd Georgics I'll leck each morn, with thee, the woulland praise,
fide, Green in tly verse, and blooming in thy lays.
Ere the sad nightingale has stay'd her song ; Poor Smart ! ill-fated, hard, accept the tear Or 'midit its thickett mazes wander wide, Which pity sheds to thy remembrance dear, 'Till the fun plays the quiv'ring boughs The little tribute all my Muse can shew,
among Expresive of her sympathetic woe; While 1, in outline, all these charms survey,
There, stretch'd fupine, on motiy banks I'll The river scenery, and the vallies gay ;
meet, Or wander hence to where great Waller drew
Where close-entwind above the branches His Saccharilla's fascinating view,
The violet-purpled ground in all fned profale And noble Sydwey decorates the page,
Delightfui fragrance round and odour sweet. The admiration of each rising age;
At eve I'll stray aduwn the painted vale, • Who nobly acted what he boldly thought, Calling the meadow's odoriferous pride, * And seal'd by death the leffon that he Pale modest flower, sweet'ner of the gale, “ taught."
'Midít its more gaudy train thy beauties bide.
So fhalt thou still escape the vagrant boy, SON NE T
Who careless laughs the tedious hours away, WRITTEN AT MIDNIGHT,
Regardless he of auglac but idle joy,
While wandering wide his fleecy charge By JAMES JENNINGS.
Hoth stray. THOU HOU dread profound, all-sacred Mid. Or seated on the crag's tremendous height, night, hail !
[rowers ; I'll view th’extender landscape gradual fade, Now Nature tir'd recruits her drooping 'Till loft in mift, to cheat the sager fighe, Now o'er the fon of health and ease prevail Illafive Fancy lends her pow'rful aid. Sleep's balmy comforts; glide unfelt his
Then home returning o'er the founding heath, hours.
I'll listen to the echoes of my feel ; Not fo with him who's wrung by keen disease; Perhaps the cavern bid the curf beneath, He counts the tedious moments as they fly,
To patient suff'riog gave a kind retreat. And hopes in vain lor soft repole and eale;
Perhaps fome ruffian band here sheker found, With trembling, haply, dreads, alas! no die.
That wrung from Mis'ry's band its hard. Say then, what is't can fuothe the futt'ring
earn'd food; soul,
Ah, cruel fate! when threat'ning ills around, Her fears allay, and her from doubt release?
Made this the refuge of the brave and good, What is't can fix berfirmly as the Pole, When Death to Nature fond speaks awful, Wirat bitter pangs, muit rend the generous • Cease!'
(to wend; Religion 'tis ! with her the soul may foar
When foic'd with stern Oppreilion's race
Banish'd from (weet society. they pin'd, To heav'nly realms, where pain is found no
Nor pity'ng solace knew, nor faithful friend. Briftol, Dec. 16, 1793.
The labour-tir'd woodman now returns,
After his coil severe, and rough employ, TO CONTEMPLATION,
To give him welcome glad each norom burns, TENCE vain delufive joys, nor ling'ring
And the gay village meet in social joy. ,
[brealt; Hail innocent delights, and pleasing toil! Sweet Contemplation from my aching, Sweet Contemplarion now I bid adieu : Whofe sober grace will peace and lipe revive, I join the lively dance, the general sinile, Nor tiresome languor leave, nor mind op So still thou lead'lt to peace and pleasure preft.
Born at Shipbourne, near Seven-oaks, in Ken!, anno 1926; author of " The HopGarden," a much-admired poem, in three cantos; a man of mach cultivated genius and poetical talent--- unhappily loft almost as soon as known to the author.
JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS of the FOURTH SESSION of the
SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT of GREAT BRITAIN.
THIS day his Majesty came to the
" The French have been driven House of Peers, and being
in his from their poffeffions and fishery at Royal Robes, feated on the Throne Newfoundland; and important and vawith the usual solemnity, Sir Francis luable acquisitions have been made both Molyneux, Gentleman Uther of the in the East and West Indies. Black Rod, was sent with a Message “At sea our superiority has been infrom his Majesty to the House of Com- disputed, and our commerce so effecmons commanding their attendance in tually protected, that the losses sufthe House of Peers. The Commons tained have been inconsiderable in
probeing come thither accordingly, his portion to its extent, and to the CapMajesty was pleased to make the fol-. tures made on the contracted Trade of lowing most gracious Speech :
the enemy. " My Lords and Gentlemen,
“ The circumstances by which the “ The circumstances under which further progress of the Allies has been you are now assembled require your hitherto impeded, not only prove the most serious attention.
necetlity of vigour and perseverance on “ We are engaged in a contest, on our part, but at the same time confirm the issue of which depend the mainte. the expectation of ultimate success. nance of our Conftitution, Law, and Our enemies have derived the means Religion, and the security of all Civil of temporary exertion, from a system
which has enabled them to dispose “ You must have observed, with arbitrarily of the lives and property of satisfaction, the advantages which have a numerous people, and which openly been obtained by the arms of the Allied violates every restraint of Justice, HuPowers, and the change which has wanity, and Religion. But these eftaken place in the general situation of forts, productive as they necessarily Europe, since the commencement of have been of internal discontent and the War. The United Provinces have confusion in France, have also tended been protected froin invasion. The rapidly to exhaust the natiopal and real Austrian Netherlands have been reco- ftrength of that country. vered and maintained; and places of “ Although I cannot but regret the confiderable importance have been acnecessary continuance of the War, I quired on the Frontier of France. Thould ill consult the essential interests The Recapture of Mentz, and the of my People if I were desirous of fubfequent successes of the Allied Ar- Peace, on any grounds but such as may niils on the Rhine, have, notwithstand- provide for their permanent safety, and ing the advantages recently obtained for the independence and security of by the enemy in that quarter, proved Europe. The attainment of these ends bighly beneficial to the common cause. is ftill obstructed by the prevalence of a Powerful efforts have been made by my system in France, cqualiy incompatible Allies in the South of Europe. The with the happineis of that country, and temporary possession of the Town and with the tranquiility of all other Na. Port of Toulon has greatly distressed tions. the operations of my encmies; and in “ Under this impression I thought the circumftances attending the Eva- proper to make a Declaration of the cuation of that place an important and views and principles by which I am decisive blow has been given to their guided. I have ordered a Copy of naval power, by the distinguished con- this. Declaration to be laid before
you, duct, 'abilities, and spirit of my Come together with Copics of several conmanders, Officers, and forces, buth by ventions and Treatics with different fca and land.
Puwers, by which you will perceive