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1751. Extract from the SCRIBLERIAD.

227 to the grossoefs of ignorance, and the jargon of ulury, had not a fraud been disco. Argument of ibe Fourth Bock of the Scri. vered io the settlement, wh.ch let me free

BLERIAD. (Sep. 130, 131.).

HE queen appearing , as pecuniary impudence.

I was afterwards fix months without any all his misfortunes are owing to the murparticular notice, but at lart became the idol der of the Acrostich, for whose death he of the glitrering Flosculus, who prescribed A must make atonement, and celebrate games thie mode of embroidery to all the fops of to his memory. The heroe relyins to the his time, and varied at pleasure the cock of violated inand, and submissively sues for every hat, and the Neeve of every coat that peace. Then follow the games. Scribicappeared in fashionable assemblies. Flos- rus establishes a lafting friendthip with the culus made fome impression upon my heart inanders, and retires loaded with presents. by a compliment which few ladies can hear He pursues his course up the Red Sea, and without emotion ; he commended my skill travels over the delart to Cairo. He briel. in dress, my judgment in suiting colours, ly touches his journey from thence in quest and my art in disposing ornaments. Bué B of the petiified c.ty, and concludes with Flosculus was too much engaged by his own

his affliction for the loss of his treasures, elegance, to be sufficiently attentive to the The pilgrims condol ng with him thereon, duties of a lover. He expected to be repaid are interrupted by an omen which they in. part of his tribute, and staid away three days terpret in his tavour ; then praying for his because I neglected to take notice of a new success, and presenting him with the most coat, I soon found that Flosculus was ra.

valuable of their treasures, they depart. ther a rival than an admirer, and that we

We seleet the following lines in the games, hould probably live in a perpetual struggle for the joke of ibe note. of emulous finery, and spend our lives in Once more, I thus bespoke th’atientive stratagems to be first in the fashion,

train : I had soon after the honour, at a feast, of Advance the skilful marksmen on the plain, attracting the eyes of Dentatus, one of Who, with the air's compreft elastic force, those human beings whole only happiness is From wind-guns fpeed the bullet's rapid. to dine. Dentatus regaled me with foreign course. varieties, told me of measures that he had High on the summit of yon lofry hill, laid for procuring the best cook in France, D

The milk-white courser by the sculptor's and entertained me with bills of fare, the

[stands, arrangement of dishes, and two lauces in. Vast as the Trojan horse, conipicuous venied by himself ; at length, such is the And speaks the labour of no vulgar hands uncertainty of human happiness, I declared Who smite the feed ihall share one gen'ral my opinion too hastily upon a pie made prize, under his own direction ; after which he This radiant store of matchless butterfles. grew lo cold and negligent, that he was * Such representations on the fides of easily dismissed,

hills are not uncommon. We have a reMany other lovers, or pretended lovers, E markable description of one by a learned I have had the honour to lead a while in antiquary, in a letter to Dr. Mead, concerne triumph. But two of them I drove from ing some anriquiries in Berkshire, particu. me by discovering that they had no taste or larly Mewing, that the white. liorre, which knowledge in mulick ; three I dismissed be. gives name to the vale, is a monument, cause they were drunkards ; two, because &c. “ Our horse is formed on the side of they paid their addresses at the same time a steep hill. His dimensions are extended to other ladies ; and fix, because they at. over an acre of ground, or thereabouts. tempted to influence my choice by bribing F The horse, at first view, is erough to raise my maid, Two more I discarded at the the admiration of every curious spectator, second visit for obscene allufions, and five being defigned in so matter - like a manger, for drollery on religion. In the latter part that it may defy the painter's skill to give of my reign I sentenced two to perpetual a more exact description of that animal. txile, for offering me settlements by which The neighbouring inhabitanıs have a cur. the children of a former marriage would tom of scouring the horse, as they call it ; have been injured ; four, for misrepresent- at which time a solemn festival is celehraing the value of their eftates ; three, for ted, and manlike games with prizes exhibit. concealing their debts ; and one, for sair. G ed. If ever the genius of king Alfred exing the rent of a decrepit tenant.

erted itself (and it never failed him in his After all that I have said, the reproach greatest exigencies) it did remarkably upon ought not to be extended beyond the crime, the account of this trophy, that may bercaf. por either sex to be condemned, because Per vie with the pyramids for duration, and some women er men are indelicate or perhaps exist when there thall be no more. dishonest.

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charmid, Ni flaunting knot or hat to falhy ;

With my beautiful Irish laffie.
But virtue which no court can ta nt,
Still Mines in my Irish laflie.

4. O my, &c. Preserve, ye gods, this matchless fair, No belle I fee, compared can be

Who needs no dow'r of treasure To my beautiful Irish lallie.

miffie, 3.

Since all the graces heav'n can share ; The fields adorn'd with vi'ets blue,

Unite in our Inith laffie. The gardens sweer invite my 'reasure,

O my, &c. To tread the Glver spørgled dew,

So great's my store, I ask no more,
And give the world new pleasure.

But niy beautiful Irilli laffie.
O my, &c.
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Poetical Essays in M AY, 1751. 229
Occafonal Verses on ebe ROYAL FAMILY.

Upor GEORGE,
Pro aris et focis.

Prince of WALES,
Upon the KING,

Flos delibatus populi. Cic.
Hoc Reger babent

THIS flower of Britain in its bud lurMarrificum et ingens, (nulla quod rapiat dies).

vey,
Prodeje miseris, Supplices fido Lare

Kneel, all ye Britons, all united pray,
Prolegere.

Sen. Medea. That health may bless the royal grandfire's
EHOLD, ye Britons, here great days,

And length of life this tender plant to raise, Preparing future bleffings for the land ; That long the royal mother's watchful eye Councils he now consules, now paffes laws,, May, like thesun, its chearing power supply, Careful and anxious for the publick caule. To guard his youth, from the infectious Behold him there employd in private

breath life,

Of blighting Gickness, or of blasting death;
Now kiss the children, now caress the wife ; Till nature him in full-blown beauty Thows
Alis! no wife ! yet fee, the widow'd fair The glory of the garden where he grows.
Has found a husband's in a father's care.

Upon sbe DUKE,
This fight a pleasing doubi in all must
ra se,

(praise : Addrefs'd to tbe unknown Autbor of Ibe
Which most, the monarch, or the man, to ma scandalous Libel, bar was burnt ar
But wh! a subject's wishes cannot fave Weltminster. (See p. 43; 9o.)
Even kings, (as 'kings are mortals) from the

Nil bomine terra pejas ingrato create
grave.
(fing,

Ausonius,
Yet we this with, with grateful voice, may
Late die the mortal, and long live the HOU snake that ly'st conceal'd beneath
king.

(pals,

Under what name foe'er thou ought it to Upon FREDERICK, A sneaking foe, or an ingrateful friend,

Offend they both, tho' not alike offend; Late Prince of WALES.

The first we may despise, as in the night, Pallida mors æquo pulsat pede pauperum ia

The village cur that yelps, but dares not bite; bernas

But if the last, how swells each Britica

breast,

Hor.
Regumque curres.
S Fiederick dead? or false are all our

Not to despise thee, wretch! but to detest!

Can'st thou forget! whilft Aun'd thy Alas! those folded arms, those falling tears,

country'stood,

(good;

Who was the champion for thy country's
Thore rising fighs, all, all, declare too well,
What the surprize-Aruck congues want

Who led those soldiers, at the nation's call,
Which bravely lost their lives, to save our

all,
Adieu ! lamented prince ! tho' few thy
days,

(praise ;

Our faith, our freedom, which with pride

we own, This fighi, that tells the tidings, tells thy

The Brunswick race to bless the Britih A w dow's figh, a child's, a servant's tear,

throne,

[did pant, O prince ! are panegyricks molt fincere. These, there shall latt, tho' publick praise,

Our darling wealth, for which eich heart that fies

Our wives from beggary, and our babes from want ;

[itrile, Like wa:'ry bubbles blown into the skies, (Too oft a people's pastime for a day,

Sav'd thee, ungrateful ferpent, 'midnt the Should burst its ball, and melt in air away.

To sting that breast, which cherish'd thee

to life. Upin ibe Princess Dowager of Wales.

Upon sbe Younger Branches of tbe ROYAL

FAMILY.
Nobilisas f»la eft atque unica virtus. Juv.
ENEATH one roof, by art with beauty

1, decus, 1, noftrum Virg. gracid,

[plac'd ; HE careful gard'ner, with uncering The heathen gods of antient Rome were

coil,
In Britain, thus, within one royal breast, Thick sets with tender plants his fruitfal
By nature grac'd, all christian virtues reft : When grown, transplants the labours of lis
Alike in this ; but 'tis a Briton's pride,

hand,

[land. To say they're far unlike in ought befide; Some here, Yome there, around his native For, o ! each virtue, which to her is given, Thus may this ifle benu sery of the world! Is more divine than all their hest of heaven.

May various nations, with this fails unfuriid,

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divine ;

Transport these flow'rs, which on this land Enough to grief you have refign'd your have grown!

breast, Proud to transplant 'em early on their own. Denying nature her just claim to rest : Then, whilst cach British role, in bluthes By the lov'd objea, fill you sorrowing dreft,

fate, Some prince mall gather to adorn his breast, All disregardful of your present state: The paler role with them shall fear to vie, Watch'd thro' the doleful lours ;-with And France's jealous lilies droop and die, streaming eyes,

And vows inceffant, importun'd the skies; CONCLUSION.

When all that could from destiny be gain'd, To my MUS E.

Your unexampl'd piety obtain'd,

A glimpse of hope, that even fate would 1, fuge, fed poleras tutius elle demi. Martial.

{pare ;

(forbear?

Vain hope, indeed! for when does fate 0

He links, --whilft you, unterrify'd by find

death, The peevish criticks are to Incer inclin'd,

Hang on his lips, and catch his latest breath. Tell'em I ne'er was on Parnassus bred,

Ye fair, who near the weeping princess But write to Thew my heart, and not my

wait,

Penfive attendants on funereal ftate ; Tell'em, that you're no fister of the Nine,

And chiefly you ! delight of Moenai's But, yet, can boast a birth that's more

shore !

(plore ; [tion öre,

Whose absence Mona's hills and vales de That you, whilft they the bards with fica

Use all endearing tenderness, and find Me, me, an artiels swain, with truth in

Each gentle art to re-compose her mind : spire.

Sooth every heart-felt pang, and bring re..

lief To bar ROYAL HIGHNISS, ebe Princess With all the softest elegance of grief : Dowager of Wales,

For you, with fighs, may her (ad fighs re- Non bæc fine numine Divým

turn,

(mourn; Eveniunt:lantes dile&ti pelle dolores

And own your mistress has full cause to

Yet,then intreat her to regard our fears, Conjugis, et Prolit ferve communis amarem.

VIRG.

Spare her priz'd health, and not increase WHEN weeping royalty thro' clouds

[teari, In Wallie Principem nuper defunétum. And you, great princess ! now diffolve in VO, Frederics, fugis, noftri pars "Tis universal grief ;--and all would Mow Participation in the important woe.

Inter fidereos conspiciende choros ? Whilft others Ienient, gentle methods u'e, Lugemus tristes trifti tua funera vultu, Accept the endeavours of an humble Afpicimus, cupimus participare rogum. muse,

O mors ! sævities sub pectore tanta lateret ? Who fighs for you, and wishes, in her Nos fimul (heu !) miseros, hunc feri. turn,

[doms mourn. endo, feris. CORNELIUS. That stroke to soften, which whole king. With cause, indeed, you grieve; with To be Memory of LAURENCE COSTER, weighty caure

a Native of Harlem in Holland, fra Lament hard fate's inexorable laws :

Inventor of ibe myslerisus Art of Printing, For now the partner of your joys and cares,

Anno 1420. No more survives, no more your converse THOU learn'd inventor of that curious shares;

(the heart, Exists no more, to grace his court, and bless Which with true wisdom's phyfick cures Spouse, offspring, friends, with solid hap. Alihail! when thick ning darkness threaten'd piness ; [frowns, all,

[ball; To heighten fortune's finiles, t'allay her Thou hill'df with splendor the benighted Freed from the crowds, that, cringing, Drov'st far the Mades, which dulners would wait on crowns.

have spread,

(head : What mutual tenderness your boroms And mad'a fair learning rear her laurellid sway'd,

(bey'd ! All hail to thee ! whose quick unbounded When both, when neither, govern'd or o

mind You, royal pair! compleadly bleft could Cou'd for a second chaos order find. prove

The Grecian muses, but for thy kind aid, The exalted bliss of pure connubial love ; Had number'd, known to few, in classick Which long, in all, will admiration raise.

Thade ; O! would all imicale ! as well as praise.

Monk • The first wbieb Jeparate Angley (Mono) from Caernar vorbire

our tears.

Q." optima, princeps

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[own ;

MOERTS

Poetical Essays in MAY, 1751.

231 Monkith supiness, and illiterate pride, She footh'd her tender young with stifled Had wrapt in gloom the wretched world

groan, befide :

[skill, And chid their forrows, and betray'd her Thou frustrate mad'it the necromancers Then sudden to requester'd shades withdrew, And open'dft knowledge to th' industrious Where mixing cypress meets the mournful will.

[lays, yewMay round thy tomb the muses Ging their Each blast was hulh'd, the vocal forent Nept, And give to thy immorial merit praise ! And Philomel fat filent while the wept. What pity Homer had for ever Nept,

" Here then at least thail forrow low its In some dull convent, or a casket kept,

cares,

(tears ; That Virgil, Horace, had by few been Ye deareft pledges, guildless of your read,

[head : Far utter'd, far from you, the sounds And Scholiafts broke recure old Priscian's

mall die, Yet this had been-hadft thou ne'er seen Nor grief infect you with a mother's figh: the light,

Ye bowers alone be partners of my woe, And all been wrapp'd in one Saturnian Now all uncultur'd hall your branches night ;

(bright.
grow ;

(combin'd, Thou said'ft, Let order bemand all was The bramble now and pointed thorn Then superstition check'd her artful lore, And thiftle rude will fret your tender rind; Priests modest grew, monks fabulous no And thistles too my budding vines may more : (throne, wound,

(unbound, Fair truth regain'd her antient radiant Now from their fond support by storms And knäves and ignorance exploded mourn.

Like you of culture and of care hereft,

No gard'ner with the little nurllings left, V A LES US: An ECLOG VE.

No loving cautious hand to guide their growth,

(youth. By sbe Reo. Samuel Pullein, A. M. of

And prune, and prop, the tender branch of Trinity College, Dublin.

Ye birds chat lonely wander thro' the grove, -Illum etiam laurus, illum flevere myricæ. Haply like me ye mourn your ravith'd Virg. Eclog. love;

(food,

No more shall be return with ev'ning TOERIS and Thyrsus, who at early Hang o'er the nest and kiss his callow dawn

brood; Were wont to join their flocks upon the lawn, No longer sooth your sleep, at setting day, And chearful o'er the dewy herbage ftray, With notes love-labour'd from the neighAnd fing or chat, and view their lambkins b'ring spray :

[long, play ;

In vain ye watch, and think his absence Now, late at eve, beneath an antient oak, Alas! the spoiler's hand hath quench'd his Whole writhen boughs had felt the stormy rong.

(wrenchid, stroke,

o love from my embrace thus rudely Met, filene long with heart oppressing pain, How is my bliss in one lad moment quench'd! Till Thyrsus first bespoke his fellow-swain. With thee rejoic'd the sprightly morn arore, Why thus o'erclouded? We that wont And sweet with thee was ev’ning's gentle to meet

close : With joyful looks of falutation sweet ; Thy song was softer than the linnet's lay, O vain demand! I read the sad reply Thy voice like Zephyr when he breathes on Too plain, alas! too certain in thine eye ; May ; One fate, one mutual loss, we both deplore, Thy converse milder than the cool retreat, O fears fulfill'd! Valeíus is no more. That wont to made us in the noon-tide Valesus is no more, the swain reply'd.

heat :

[notic'd feet, With him the spring hath lost his wonted Now morn, and eve, and noon, un. pride;

A heap of time, depriv'd of ev'ry sweet, The primrose witbers e'er its bloomis spread, Now all I see the pledges of our love, Narcissus humbler hangs his drooping head; A flock unfenc'd thro'pathless derarts rove; The fick’ning sun negle&s his famiAid Their Mepherd gone, Like frighted lambs Aowers,

(low'rs : they shake, With Cable brow the forrowing welkin And dread the wolf in ev'ry rustling brake; Weep on, ye fields, nor let your tears be Haste, my Valesus, halten to thy sharge, dry'd

{pride ; Night cames apace and foxes roam at large; By chearing luns, nor wear your vernal Come, house thy liv'ring young from midBe clad, ye kies, till wint'ry age returns, night bleak,

(weak, In mournful fable, for Valera mourns. The spring is tardy, and thy lambkins Ah, Thyrsus, had you seen the widow'd Frightful of late the nothern blatts have fair,

(tear, howl'd, When, as her borom caught the filent Their infant fleeces ill defend the cold

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