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Poetical ESSAYS in APRIL, 1751.
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(glad strain, Read but these maxims by example taught, Tune all your brick pipes, and be this the They'll entertain, but give no pain to Propitious the morn be that (miles on our thought ;
(courts : Here's nothing, but th' o'erfowing of a Free from envy, that constant attendant on To all the world benevolent and kind ;
'Tis ibe day ebas Alexas and Cbleris bave Which of content, and (acred peace posest, cb9fe
[xvoes Is then, when others are, more fully Their bands to unite, and to sofren life's blest.
Ne'er on this day let contention be known; Pardon, great man! (if goodness gives the
Nor care, that for ever attends on a throne ;. name)
But, frolick and gay, let each nymph and Nor think it, to be prais'd by me, a Mame:
[plain : For could my muse do justice to your mind,
In gambuls and sports fill rejoice on the You should be lov’d, esteem'd by all man
'Tis i be day tbat Alexas, &c. kind.
May Norms, that huge towers and castles invade,
(they are laid
And thake their proud tops till in duft CONCILIUM AMICABILE:
Fly harmless o'er them, and their cottage OR,
ne'er move ;
(their true love, Advice to a Friend at Rinsy. That each fhepherd may fing, who beholds.
'Tis ibe day ibat Alexas, &c. Wboremongers and adulterers, God will judge.
Heb. xiii. 4.
Free from malice and strife may the happy
pair live; HEN sultry autumn, and the dog
No misfortunes bemoan or unhappily grieve ; reign,
Content fill attend them in bed and at And deadly plagues infest each rural plain;
(with her lord : Abstain from burning lust, and filthy love,
He pleas'd with his fair, and the pleas'd The wounds of Cytharea mortal prove.
Sing the day that Alexas, &c. Just now, methinks, I see you stretch'd at length,
May fortune ne'er frown, or imbitter theis
days, Like Ærop's frog, depriv'd of healch and
But add to their loves, and their flocks still With half á nose, and ghafly looks, that
And blessings on bleilings each year may she pray
[fully fing, For gloomy night, and ficken at the day. If you, on Ep D--ns, do pleasure
That each shepherd and nymph may chear.
'Tis ibe day obat Alexas, &c.
ESSAY on HAPPINESS.
OTHING, dear madam, nothing is
more true, That barks are Matter'd, and their rig
Thana Mort maxim much approv'd by you; Therefore, friend R t B-, guard
The lines are there : “ We by experience thy own.
know, O! stay at home, and rove not from thy
“ Within ourselves exifts our bliss or woe." wise,
Tho'round our heads the goods of fortune The only solid comfort of thy life :
(pain, Can riches purchase, or can want destroy ?
No Nave to power, nor the prize of gain : O! cursed lewdness, damn'd infernal Say, who can buy what never yet was told ? thing,
(bring? No wealth can bribe her, nor no bonds can
Her flight from thence too often is decreedes
Fait bound together in e:ernal chains.
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" But when ?
“ (hold, Beneath the northern or the southern sky? “ From ten to twenty, and from twentyCourts do they love ? the Senate, or the “ To one round million of bright sterling town,
o gold ;"
With judgment sound, and touch'd by no
By all admir'd, envy'd by a few :
Since undisturbid it seldom lasts a day :
All pleasures satiate, and all objects cloy ; The Thapely stays her aking ribs confine, We crave, we gralp, but loath the tarted and in her ears the fparkling pendents shine. joy :
(tune's smile, Yet not a joy the tortur'd wretch can feel, Nor wealth nor beauty, friends nor forBeyond Ixon on his rolling wheel.
Can bless our moments, tho' they may
Say, Mall we search the rolling world a.
it there :
Drive thence the parlions, and the guilt With languid spirits and appal'd defires, And call fair virtue to the polith'd cell ; She to her closet and her book retires. Call soft content with all her smiling train; But soliende offends the sprightly fair ; Peace for thy health, and patience for thy Reading Me loaths, and thought she cannot pain :
[flies, Then, not till then, O man, thy heart shall Then to her chamber and her couch the Bliss so ador'd, but seldom found below. Where gilded chario's swim before her eyes.
N E L L Y.
sparkling ease, [please ; In yonder path Sir Thrifty we behold, Each charm to conquer, and each art to With heaver drooping, and with garments In manners modest, and with wisdom gay ; old;
In converse chearful, or intent at play ;
Crown'd with each gift of nature and of art,
Perfect the seems, and delicaiely great.
N Saturday, March 30, came on the election for a member of parliament for Newark upon Trent, in the room of Job Staunton
Charlton, who accepted of place, (see p. 141.) when on the con. clusion of the poll the numbers stood thus, viz. for Mr. Charlton 280, and for Mr. Cracrost 276; fo that the former was rechosen.
TUESDAY, April 2, At the aflizes at Kingston, for the county of Surrey, the seven following criminals received sentence of death, viz. Thomas Stanley, for robbing justice Clark on the highway, of a watch and balf a guinea ; William Nisbet, for robbing Caffel Mellerín on the highway, of a horse, faddle, bridle and whip, and twelve shillings ; Joseph Fisher, for robbing Jane Friend on the highway, of a handketchief, a pound of lugar, and a quantity of worsted; Joseph Chambers, for robbing Sir Thomas Han. key of a gold watch, and two guineas and a half; James Mouser, for robbing Richard Solly and John Croft in a poft.chaise ; Robert Cheeseman, for robbing John Lang. ley on the highway, of 375, 5d. and Peter Matthews, for murdering an oyster woman at Croydon, Nisbet, Chambers, Cheeseman, and Matthews, were, on the 24th, executed on Kennington-Common.
THURSDAY, 4, Was beld a general court of the SouthSea company, in which a motion was made, That, as the company's term of trade with Spain was determined by the late treaty of peace between this crown and that of Spain, it is the opinion of this gee neral court, that 15 directors, with a governor, sub-governor, and deputy-gover. nor, are sufficient to manage the affairs of that company; and that in all future elections of directors, 15 only shall be ckofen. And the question being put, it pated in the negative. Whereupon a division was demanded, and the numbers Atood thus : Against the question 71. For the question 49. But a ballot was demanded, to be taken on the 18th.
THURSDAY, IT! This morning the five following male. factors were executed at Penenden-heath, near Maiditone, pursuant to their sentence, Viz. Anne Smith, for the murder of her bastard child ; Peter Furlonger, for rob. bing cape. Montague in a post.chaise.; and
Derby Hurley, Francis Conner, and George Steed, for several robberies on the higli. way.
A gang of the most notorious villains, who have (or many years past been concerned in robbing the merchants of this city of their goods and merchandize upon the river Thames, and several buyers and receivers of the fame, have been discovered by the information of one Joseph Hopkins, and several persons have been apprehended upon the same, and committed to the New Goal, Southwark, by William Hammond, Esq.
FRIDAY, 12, A fine and curious hearse, covered and 'lined with black velvet, and adorned with a crown and fix ducal coronets, was drawn by fix horses, covered with velvet hvods and tails, to Leicester-house, where the corpse of his royal highness was put in between 11 and 12 o'clock, twelve of his highness's servants attending the hearse, in deep mourning, and carried to the Prince's Chamber adjoining to the house of peers, attended by four of his highness's coaches, drawn by fix horses, in mourning. In the first were his grace the duke of Chandos, groom of the stole to his highness, and the earl of Middlesex, master of the horse, with the urn that contained the bowels of his royal highnels. In the second, the duke of Queensbury and the lord North and Guildford. In the third, Sir John Rush. out, Bart, and George Doddington, Erq; his highness's creasurer. In the last, Henry Drax, Esq; his highness's secretary, and
John Evelyn, Elq; followed by the remainder of his servants. All the horses in the several coaches were likewise covered with black velvet hoods, and their tails also covered with black velvet.
SATURDAY, 13. This morning, at half an hour after one o'clock, the bowels of his late royal highDels were carried from the Prince's Chamber by four yeomen to Henry the VIIth's chapel, attended by the dukes of Chandos and Queensbury, the earl of Middlesex, the lord North and Guildford, Sir John Rulhout, Bart. George Doddington, Henry Drax, and John Evelyn, Esqrs. and there interred. And at nine o'clock ac night the royal corpse was deposited in the same vault. The procession began at half an hour after eight, and passed thro' the Old Palace-yard to the south-east door of Westminder-abbey, and so direaly to Aa
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mony lasted an hour. by a baronet, Sir Thomas Robinson. Amil
There was the utmost decorum obtants to the chief mourner, marquis of served ; and what is remarkable, tho' the Tweedale, marquis of Lothian, earls of
populace were extremely noisy before the Berkeley, Poterborough, Northampton, procession began, there was during the Cardigan, Winchelsea, Carlisle, Murray,
whole, a filence, that, if possible, added and Morton. The gentleman ulher of his to the solemnity of fo awful a fight. royal highness's privy-chamber, Edmund The guards each of them held two Bramston, Efq; The groom of the stole,
lighted flambeaux during the whole time. duke of Chandos. The lords of the bed As soon as the procession began to move, chamber to his royal highness, lord North two rockets were fired off in Old Palaceand Guildford, duke of Queensbury, earl of yard, as a signal for the guns in the Park to Inchiquin, earl of Egmont, lord Robert fire, which was followed by those of the Sutton, earl Bute, two and two. The Tower ; during which time the great bells master of the robes, John Schulz, Esq; of Westminster and St. Paul's cathedral The grooms of the bedchamber, John tolled, as did those of most of the churches Evelyn, Samuel Malham, Thomas Blud. in London. worth, Esqrs. Sir Edmund Thomas, Bart. Daniel Boone, Willian Bretton, Marcin The fallowing Inscriprion wat engraved on Madden, William Trevanion, Esqrs. and
Silver Plate, and offixed to tbe Coffin of bis Col. Powiet, two and (wo. Yeomen of Royal Higbness ebe Prince of Wales. guard to close the procession.
DEPOSIT UM The corpse of his royal highness was met Illuftriflimi principis Frederici Ludovici princie at the church door by the dean and preben. pis Wallia, principis cleEtoralis & baredi. daries, attended by the gentlemen of the farii Brunfvici & Lunenbergis ducis Cornu. shoir and king's scholars, who fell into
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biæ, Rorbelay & Edenburgi, maribionis highwayman, and robbed of 26 bags of Iofule de Ely. comitis Cipria, Carrick
letters. Elbom, vicecomitis Launceston, baronis The facred oratorio, called Meffiah, Renfrew of Snanden, demini Infularum, was performed in the chapel of the FoundSenescballi Scoria, nobiliffimi ordinis perif Jing Hospital, under the direction of George celidis equiris, & fantioribus conciliis Frederick Handel, Esq; who played a vo. majrfari reia, academic Dublinienfis cane, luntary upon the organ in the said per. cellarii ; filio primogeniti celfillimi poren.
formance. There was a great appearance rillimi excellentiffimi monarcbæ Georgii of persons of diftin&tion, and the amount Secundi, Dei Graria Magre Britannia,
of ihe tickets delivered out was upwards Frarcia & Hibernia regis, fidei defensoris,
of 600l. Obiie visejimo die Martii anno MDCCL, The question mentioned under the 4th
Æratis fuæ XLV. day was determined at the South Sea hovie MONDAY, 55.
by ballot, when the numbers were, for the The anniversary of the birth of his royal question 287, against i he queflion 284. highness the duke of Cumberland was ce." St. James's, April 20. His majefty has lebrated, who then entered into the gift
been pleased to order letters parent to pass year of his age.
under the great seal of Great Britain, TUESDAY, 16.
for creating his royal highness George Sir John Bosworth, Knt. having on this
William Frederick (prince of Great Brie day signified to the lord-mayor and court tain, electoral prince of Brunswick. Laof aldermen his defire to surrender the
nenburgh, duke of Edinburgh, marquis office of chamberlain of the city of Lon.
of the idle of Ely, earl of Elham, viscount don, a common hall was ordered to be of Launceston, baron of Snal. Jon, and held the joth inft. for accepting the said
knight of the most noble order of the gar.' surrender, and for the election of a proper
ter,) prince of Wales and earl of Chefter. person to succeed him. The candidates
The bill for naturalizing foreign protes. are Mr. deputy Harrison, Mr. deputy
tants was put off for two months. (Sec Hodges, Mr. deputy Pycroft, and Mr. Glover. The result of this choice fall
MONDAY, 22. be in our next.).
The feflions ended at the Old Bailey, WEDNESDAY, 17.
when the three following persons received Both houses of parliament rent messages
sentence of death, viz. Gerard Bunn, for of condolence to her royal highness the
robbing Frederick Benson, a foreirner, of princess of Wales. Her answer to the a coat, waistcoat, knife and handkerchief, Lords was as follows :
in his own dwelling-house : William My Lords,
Gibbs, for stealing 23 guineas out of the
dwelling house of John Duncombe : And I heartily thank you for this instance of
Edward Ward, for breaking the dwellingyour duty to the king, and regard to me
houle of Miles Childery, of Hackney, and under my great affliction.
stealing nine pewter dishes and a hit. To the Commons.
Forty were sentenced to be transported for Gentlemen,
seven years. I return you thanks for this proof of your The patent for creating his royal highduty to his majesty ; and am much obliged nels prince George, prince of Wales and to you, for the concern and regard you ex earl of Chester, palled the great seal this press on this melancholy occafion.
evening ; which the lord chancellor proThomas Lediard, Esq; attended by a sented him wilh the next morning. conftable and a party of guards, went this
TUESDAY, 23. night to the Long-room in James-Street, Justice Lediard, upon an information Westminster, where there was a masque given him, went, this night, to suppress a rade, in order to suppress the notorious piac most notorious afTembly of gamefters in a tice of gaming, for which such assemblies court near Bow.freet, attended by some are calculated. The whole was conducted conftables and a party of the guards ; but without opposition or mischief. Seven the doors were refused to be opened, teen were committed to the gatehouse, whereupon the justice ordered them to be some were discharged, and others gave forced, which was accordingly done, and sufficient bail, never to play at any unlaw the tables broke to pieces, and the owners ful game, or resort to any gaming-house. committed to the Gatehouse. But the Numbers escaped over the Park-wall, and pamesters made their escapes, whilft the other places, notwithstanding the vigilance doors were breaking open. of the magistrate and his affiftants. The
WEDNESDAY, 24. gaming, tables were broke to pieces,
'At the anniversary meeting of the go. THURSDAY, 18.
vernors of the London hospital the colo The post-boy, with the mail from Ciren. lections amounted to considerably more cefter, was attacked, this morning, he than 1oool. There were present the duke (ween Wickham and Uxbridge, by a single