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From tbe Ranıbler, April 13.

ed and adjusted, and behaved with such

prudence and circumspection, that after fix On PEE VISHNES S.

years tle will was made, and Juvenculus EEVISHNESS would, perlaps, was declared heir. But unhappily, a month

very little difturb the peace of man afterwards, retiring at night from his un. kind, were it always the consequence of cle's chauber, he left the door open besuperfiucus delicacy ; for it is the privi hind him ; the old man tore his will, and lege only of deep ref ction or lively fan. A being then perceptibly declining, for want cy to deftroy happiness by art and refine of time to deliberate, left his money to a ment. But by a continual indulgence of a trading company. particular humour, or hy a long enjoy. When female minds are imbittered by ment of undisputed superiority, che dull age or folicude, their malignity is generally and the thoughtleis may acquire the power

exerted in a rigorous and spiteful superinof tormenting themselves and others, and tendence of domestick trifies. Eriphile become sufficiently ridiculous or hateful to has employed her eloquence for 20 years those who are within fight of their con upon the degeneracy of servants, the nattia duct, or reach of their influence.

Bners of her house, the ruin of her furoi. There are many veterans of luxury, up ture, the difficulty of preserving tapestry on whom every noon brings a paroxyfm of from the mochs, and the carelesnels of the violence, fury, and execration ; who never futs whom the employs in brushing it. Ic fit down to their dinner without finding the is her business every morning to visit all the meat so injudiciously hought, or to unikil. roomis, in hopes of finding a chair with. fully drefred, ruch blunders in the sealon. out its cover, a window shut or open con. ing, or such improprieties in the sauce, as trary to her orders, a spot on the hearth, can scarcely be expia'ed without blood ; C or a feather on the floor, that the rest of and who, in the cransports of resentment, the day may be justifiably spent in taunts make very little diftinctions hetween guilt of contempt and vociferations of anger, and innocence, but It fly their menaces, She lives for no other purpose but to preor growl out their discontent upon all whom ferve the neatness of a house and gardens, fortune puts in their way.

and feels neither inclination to vice, nor It is not easy to image a more unhappy aspiration alter virtue, while Me is en. condition than that of dependance on a grolled by the great employment of keeppecvish man. In every other state of in. ing gravel from grass, and wainscot from feriority the certainty of pleating is perpe.

D duit. Of three amiable nieces the has detually increased by a fuller knowledge of

clared herself an irreconcileable enemy to our duty or employment, and security and one, because the broke off a tulip with confidence are ftrengthened hy every new her hoop ; to another, hecause the spile act of trust and proof of fidelity. But her coffee on a Turkey carpet ; and to the peevishness sacrifices to a momentary of third, because the let a wet dog run into fence the obsequiousness or usefulness of the parlour. She has broken off her interhalf a life, and as more is performed en courie of visits because company makes a creases her exactions,

E house dirty, and resolves to confine herself Chrysalus gained a fortune by trade, and more to her own affairs, and to live no retired into the country, and having a longer in mire by foolish lenity and indul. brother burtlened by the number of bis gence. children, adopted one of his sons. The Peeviliness is generally the vice of nar. boy was dismiiled with many prudent ad.' row minds, and, except when it is the monitions, informed of his father's inabi effect of anguish and disease, by which the lity to maintain him in his native rank, resolution is broken, and the mind made cautioned against all opposition to the opi. too fecble to bear the lightest addition to its nions or precepts of his uncle, and ani. F miferies, proceeds from an unreasonable mited to perieverance by the hopes of fup. persuasion of the importance of trifles. The porting the honour of the family, and proper remcdies against it are the confideevertopping his eider brother. He had a ration of the dignity of human nature, natural duct.lity of mind without much and of the folly of suffering perturbation warmth of affection or elevation of fenti. and uneafiness from failures unworthy of ment, and therefore readily complied with our notice. every variety of caprice, patiently endured He that resigns his peace to little casual. contiadictory reproors, beard false accusa. Glics, and fiffers the course of his life to be tions without pain, and opprobrious re inter upted by fortuitous inadvertencies, proaches without reply, laughed obftrcpe. or trivial offences, delivers up himseli to roufly at the ninetieth repetition of a joke, the direction of the wind, and loses all that asked questions about the universal decay constancy and equanimily which constilute of trade, admired the strength of those the chicf praise of a wise man. heads by which the price of Rocks is chang.

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praise of Dolly.

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The dimpl'd cheek, the footy eye,

As late I rov'd (my herds astray)
And ruby lip belong to Molly ;

I lpy'd my love most melancholy ;
But virtue and simplicity,

And over-heard the fair one say,
Alone bedeck my lovely Dolly.

Lo! there's the man'that's made for Dolly.
O my Dolly, &c.

O my Dolly, &c.
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We quickly met and down we fate,

Then told our loves beneath yon holly;
But should I half cur joys relate,
You'd surely envy me and Dolly.

O my Dolly, &C.

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180

Poetical Essays in ARPIL, 1751.
A COUNTRY DANCE.

The HYP DOCTOR.

First couple lead thro' on the inside of the second, and on the outside of the third çouple, the same again to the top ; cross over and turn hands 4 round with the top couple

Poetical Essays in A PRIL, 1751.

EXTRACT from a Poem, entitled, THE

BR AMIN
Writen by obe Rew. Mr, DUNKIN.

HAILExa bönt, hail ! whatever name

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theu boast, Encrea'e of glory to the British coast ; Whatever climate for thy birth contend, All human-kind acknowledge thee their

friend : We feel, we scel, thro' each unlabou'd line, Religious raptuie, energy divine ! Thöfe moral precepts, which appear'd be.

fore Thro' comes voluminous, like ruder ore, Touch'd by thy pen to purelt lutter rise, And gain in essence what they lose in fize. So faintly floared on our naked fight, The scatter'd be ims of undistinguinh'd light, Till, recollected thro' the faithful glass Of mighty Newton from the liquid mass, Distinct the streaming glories we admire That Iris paint, and own the sun their fire.-· Let mad enthusiasts, who would light the

torch Of persecution in the sacred porch, Rave and extinguish reason's gentle ray, The light of nature, and the gospel day : Or like the wilder Indians round a fake, Adore the wcoden deities they make : The Bramin, all benevolcnce and love, Comes forth as if commiffion'd from above, Like Nouli's turtle, that with duteous hatte, Skim'd her smooth voyage o'er the watry

waste, And to the just repairer of our race, Bore back the leaf of universal peace. He comes the cloud of ignorance to break, The dim enlighten, and support the weak, Behold him like that natal star arise, Which to their Saviour led the raptur'd

wife :

Mark how he foars above the sons of rhime, Majestick, graceful, simple, and sublime ! Son, filter, brother, father, mother, wife, Husband, and friend, imbibe the rules of

life. Sinners attend ; ye penitents be calm ; His breath is manna, and his words are

balm; And all the leffons which he would im."

part To human kind, the transcript of his heart.

The Firf PSALM Parapbras'd. LEST is the man, whom prudent caution guides,

(fides ; Far from the courts where wickedness reWho Mung the scorner, nor for vain apo

plause Will'ever join in an unrighteous cause ; Nor hears the farcerer's pernicious praise, Which gilded poison to the heart conveys ; But with a faithful and unerring mind, Hag steadfart to his Maker's laws inclin'di And on them meditates by day and night, From which he draws both wisdom and

delight. He's like a tree deep rooted in the ground, On some fair mcad, where fertile streams abound,

(play Whose spreading branches in due time dir: Unlading leaves, and fruit that can't decay; But in their verdant pride shall long remain, To form a graceful shade along the plain : Thus Mall the righteous prosper, thus en.

creare, Bleft with contentment, and eternal peace. Not to the wicked ; they, before the wind, Shall be like chaff, an emblem of their

mind; Inconstant, wavering, and in error lofte Blasted their hopes, and all their wishes croft.

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Poetical Essays in APRIL, 1751, 181 Their chief delights shall prove their deadly Death seiz'd him, while the awl was in bane, (vain. his hand,

(land. Vain are their thoughts, and all their a&ions And his head Aheming for a neighbour's Nor earth shall long their faint remembrance Two sons he left, each had a thousand bear,

pounds, Soon Mall they pass away like fleeting air ; His daughterhalf as much in hoarded crowns. And when before their awful judge they The sons long penance bore, but now were come,

[doom. free, Aghaft they stand and trembling wait their And spent the hours in mirth and jollity ; Their sentence past, far frora the just they A tribe of fycophants, their liquors quaff d, go,

Extollid their wit, and at its poigance To dreadful darkness and perpetual woe :

laugh'd! While the blest few, who have their God Caprice the (way of reason had suppress'd, rever'd,

[reward. Whim rore on whim, nor gave one mo. With glorious crowns their Saviour Mall

ment's rest

(jeit. EUDOCIA. Till all was spent, and they the publick

But pinch'd by poverty, rearon reviv'd, dr EPISTLE 1o a FRIEND,

And they, by work, at competense argrown Old and Rich in Trade, wbicb be cannot be persuaded to refign.

Became sedate, rid of the mad'ning oar, He ebar loverb filver, fidall not be satisfied

And felt that peace, they never felt before. wirb filver ;

Far harder was ch' unhappy daughter's Nor be that loverb abundance, witbincrease,

lot,

She married with a churl, a beau, a lot ; Eccl, v. 10.

Who spent her formune, gave her many a HY

wound,

[town, ful ftrife,

And left her, with five children, on the More Than enough thou hast, for private life;

Behold the end of Crispin's ardent In vain heav'n gives, if still thy wishes roll,

pray'r ! Come, let me tap this dropsy of the soul !

His days of drudg'ry! and his nights of care! Be bountiful, revive the drooping heart, Redeem the captive with the surplus.part;

Be wise, my friend ! let wisdom's voica

prevail, Look on thy tilver hairs, and moralize,

And lay to heart the moral of my tale. Transmit thy treasure to the safer skies ;

CRITO. A drop of comfort to the orphan here,

Witney, March 14. Shall rise a fountain of refreshment there ! Quench in thy heart these avaritious fires, On a very pretty Young Gentleman, about Hear reason's voice, and bound thy vast Eigbreen, wbo appeared at a late Mosquedelires !

rade in a Female Diefs. Can gold bribe death, renew a lease of years? Ii lo ; push on, and double all thy cares :

To walk in masquerade, But if to respite proves for wealth too hard,

So roft his air, so sweet his look, Corre& thy thoughts, and be upon thy guard;

He seem'd a beateous maid, Conader who must thy poffeffions rule,

With envy ev'ry nymph was mov'd, Say, will he be a wiseman, or a fool?

To see their charms outdone ; Suppose the first, thine is an ample ftore,

The enraptur'd (wains beheld and lov'd And if the last, too little, were it more : Excess of living, with a throw or two,

The blooming fair unknown. Shall all thy curious long-wrought scheme

Damon, forhear your dangerous sport, undo ;

And cheat our eyes no more,
Thy farms, and rent-rolls to a stranger go, Left your deluding form should hurt,
And all thy heaps of cash diffolve like (now; Beyond your power to cure.
Thy meager heir, when thy last field is sold,

The SPRING A NEW SONG. Perhaps, will curse thy ill persuading gold.

ELCOME run, and southern him well,

[excel In toils and watchings, who cou'd him

Harbingers of birds, and flowers ; No man would make a penny farther go,

Welcome grots, and cooling Thades, No man was dealer to the plaints of woe ;

Farewel balls, and masquerades. No man more skill'd in tricks of usury, Blooming May approaches near, Or would with felf-indulgence less comply; The lowing of the herds we hear ; Many hard winters, without fire, he past, The fat'ning lambs around us bleat, Knew no diver Gon, absent from his last; While daisies (pring bencach' their feet. '

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of care,

182 Poetical Essays in A PRIL, 1751. Birds are perch'd on every spray,

Had an exemption been to worth divine, Warbling their notes, to praise the day ; That right, of coure, great Frederick ! A thousand herbs their fragrance yield,

had been thine While cow lips cover all the field,

CRITO.
Sure 'tis time, that now we fee,

Solution of tbe Rebus in February last, p.
London, from thy smoak and thee :
Welcome joys, more pure and true;

89. By G. Rollos. Drums and routs, adieu, adieu.

WHE
WOMAN.

been put on;

And an Inn has a sign at the door : ER Eve was made the father of

Good liquor is often contain'd in a TON,

In which misers may hoard up their store, Survey'd his Eden with a penfive mind, And then to enliven, and brighten the With wand'ring steps the beauteous place scene,

IGREEN? explor'd,

(plor'd; What colour fo charming, as is the gay And with sad heart his lonely state deTho' all combin'd to entertain the light,

ANOTHER. And fruits delicious did the taste in vite,

Garment not wore, sure, is New, Tho'trees and flowers, with richest odours,

A house with a sign is an INN; grow,

Good measure to hold is a Ton, And all luxuriant nature could bestow,

And the fields in their beauty are GREEN, His being alone did all delight destroy,

On tbe SUPREME BEING. Nor could, till woman came, once taste a

(the same, Mmense thy power ! thro' all preceding Then raptures filled his mind, nought was

time

(rublime. And Eden now a Paradise became.

? hou reign'st Jehovah, king of kings, Woman still smooths the anxious brow E'er lofty mountains rear'd their tow'ring

head,

[ipread, And sooths our partions, with a pleafing air; Or the bright arch of heav'n o'er all was Without her men were wretched to excels, Thou wait the Father of the world to come, She heightens joy,and makesour forrow less.

Wrape in thy will all nature, as a womb.

As grass, frail man now blooms, and now Aremakable Epilapbon Mr. Alexander Rors,

decays,

(thy ways ? buried near the Communion Tabl, at ever

For, who can bound thy power, or know fley, in obe County of Hants.

Th' extent of time in all its circling round, TOSPES, liste gradum, cineresque los

A point, an atom in thy reck'ning found. adspice ; disces,

[ero : The hero's glory, and the sacred bult, Quid rum ; quid fueram; quidque fururus

With all the glare of pride, must fink to Ros fueram ; nunc sum pulvis ; mox um. duft : bra futurus ;

Titics and crowns and scepters be no more, Ros abiit; pulvis fpargitur ; umbra sugit.

Like praise that's writ upon a sandy shore. Quid rule es, disce hinc ; quid cuncta hu.

Th' eternal pow'rs of heav'n itself mult mana ; quid audi,

(nilvil. shake, Sunt quod ego; pulvis, ros, cinis, umbra, And all creation to the centre quake. Tbus translated.

How can man's arrogance rehst thy ire ?

When nations, kingdoms, nature, all ex. TOP, stranger, view this duft, and

pire.

[shall be. What I now am, what have been, what On seeing in Manuscript the Prem, intitled, I have been * dew, am dust, mall be a The Morning Walk, or Benefit of Ex

(Acd. ercise. The dew is gone, duft scatter'd, the shade

Torbe AU THO R. What thyself art, hence learn, what all things are ;

[hear : OW good, how wise! thus to instruct What are all things in human nature

mankind, That they are all what I now am, be taught ; To make the body healthy, clear the mind, They're dust, are dew, are alhes, Madow, From perturbations freed, and black despair, -nought.

By moderate exercise, and morning air !

How pleasant, in the early blushing morn, Onibe Death of the PRINCE, extempore. When odours blow from ev'ry fragrant

thorn,

[fhine, Uncertain is the tenure e'en of kings ; When vallies with ten thousand beauties The fool, the wise, the little, and the great, And our isle seems, like Eden, half divine, Obey alike the call of ruling fate.

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