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Poetical ESSAYS in JUNE, 1751.



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First man set to the second woman and turn; first woman the same , cross over and turn right and left *. Poetical Essays in JUNE,


But to-morrow, ye fair ones, with Thyrfis A SONG. Sung by Miss Stevenson, in

[ray, no. Vaux Hall Gardens.

And trust me, at church, that I will not OUNG Strephon a shepherd, the Tbe AMARYLLIS of Buchanan,

[gain ;

imilated, Each day is attempting my kindness to He takes all occasions his fame to renew :

To a LADY at Paris. I always reply, that his courting won't do. INE summers now successively have 2,

rollid, He spares no rich presents to make me As many tedious winters I have told, more kind,

(mind; Since you, my joy, my Amaryllis, here And exhausts in my praise all the wit of his Bk It my fond eyes, and sooth'd my lift'. I lay, I'm engag'd, and I will him to go, ning ear

(heat, He asks me lo oft, till I rudely lay, no. Not winter's blast, nor summer's scorching 3.

Tho' oft returning, can my love defeat. To Thyrsis, laft Valentine's day, the Once in these fields, amidst the Aeecy dear youth,


[tide strain : I tell him, I plighted my faith and my You tun'd each morning-lay, each noonThat wealth cannot peace and contentment And when declining Phoebus journey'd bestow,

(go. home, And my heart is another's, so beg he will Veiling the forests with a dusky gloom,

Your sparkling eyes would all their fires That love is not purchas'd with titles, or d. fclose, gold,

[rold; While in each feature smiling beauties rose. And the heart that is honest, can never be By night's soft influence, when my eyes That I figh not for grandeur, but look

are seal'd,

(vealid : down on thow,

[him, no. (As fancy paints) your image Aands reAnd to Thyrfis must hasten, nor haiten But when I wake and hail the morning 5.


[drawn : He hears me, and trembling all over, Swift like a shade, 'tis from my sight withreplies,

From social haunts in frantic mood ( run, If his suit I prefer not, he instantly dies ; My focks and fields, my friends and dwel. He gives me his hand, and would force me

ling fhun ; to go,

Nor flocks nor fields administer relief, I pity his suffrings, yet boldly say, no. They only add a fresh supply of grief. 6.

O'er craggy rocks I roam, to woods retire, I try to avoid him in hopes of sweet (Scenes that could once the happiest thoughts peace,

(say, yes ; inspire) He haunts me cach moment to make me




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Fstival Essays in JUNE, 1751. In arren plaintive diety tell,

So have I heard, in yon enamelled mead; les from her secret cell,

A shepherd laugh at ev'ry meaner reed : a chif my wand'ring eye ex.

The loft-ton'd Aute alone deserves his pines

(Mores : praise ; as vex'd with tempests, and deserted

The soft-ton'd Aute another's touch obeys. to mom I wildly all my vows relate,

Thus, while his rival grasps the darling toy, And name the cause of my relentless fate.

He views it with malicious, eager joy. Ye iportive Nereids, who, in wat’ry beds,

Melænis carol'd thus her lays of love ; Feneath the tides conceal your sedgy heads, Thus to inchant gay Sylvia's musiek Arove: To gay Lutetia waft a love-fick (wain But vain were all the tuneful songs, and Sale o'er the yawning horrors of the

(downcast eyes.main;

Tears Itream'd, unheeded, from their Or if I cannot gain this fond request, Sooner shall wolves a league with lambs If I must fill be thousand ways distress'd,

deciare, Ev'n all the rage of whirlwinde would I Or savage tygers join the tim'rous hare ; bear,


Sooner the turtle thall forget her mate, Chear'd by th' enliv'ning hope to see my

Or kids on dreaded lionefles wait, Nor mirth nor festivals have pow'r to Than Sylvia's beautics shall ensnare my pleale,

heart, No charm has musick for a mind's disease ;

Or Ny Melænis conquer by her art. So deeply rooted the soft wound I feel,

The fish thall leave the lakes with tremNo balmy med'cines can its anguish heal.

bling gills, Sylvia has try'd the utmest force of

And Aeeting Thades forsake the rising hills;

[found ; Flocks (hall despise the plains, and birds
To melt my heart, but has no softness
Melænis often with'd to sooth my scorn ; Floods stop their courses, winds in Glence
Nymphs in their blocm, whom wealth and

Nay, all the strangest oppoîtes agree,
charms adorn;

Ere Amaryllis is forgot by me.
An hundred ewes each fire agreed to pay, From her, at first, I caught the am'rous
His daughter's portion on the wedding day; fame,

(tame, Nor richest gifts, nor docks my fancy Which death's refiftless force alone can sway'd,

S. E. Nor the soft voice of either blooming maid.

WINCHESTER COLLEGE As smiling (pring exceeds stern winter's rage,

(age ;

By a young Gentleman now at Scbool ebere.
And youth's first budding the decline of

ET every muse devoie her early lays,
As the bright virgin, deck'd in gaudy pride,
Transcends her mother, chrice in wedlock

ham's praise. ty'd ;

Ev'n 1, unskill'd in numbers, dare proclaim,' As Gallic Ligris boasts a wider fame

And future ages shall ado e, his name. Than all the rivers of Iberian name; With grateful joy this noble pile we see, So, Amarylis, you excel the maids

To learning sacred, and to piety ; Who frisk in Gallic or Iberian shades. Rich in the bounty of a royal lord,

Oft by the margin of a crystal Atream, What Edward gave him, he to heav'n reThe fair Melænis would enamour'd seem,

Would tinge her pallid cheeks with glow. Here by his statutes and example led,
ing red,

The path of virtue and of truth we tread,
To lure some artless shepherd to her bed : And to his bounty owe our daily bread.
And whisper'd gently, “Cruel Daphnis, Thrice happy, to be forni'd on such a plan,

[“ repay? And taught by proof that + Manners make
" What nymph your passion can so well the Man !
« Gather love's bloffoms in their earliest

Thro' many ages has this fabrick food prime,

(“ hy time." A private bounty, but a publick good, " And seize the treasures which are nipp'd Til Cromwell took it with his impious On a blithe holiday, proud Sylvia's song

Diffembled scorn ; yet as she tripp'd along, When civil rage had kindled fierce alarms :
She cast behind, methought, a wishful look, With aking hearts our youth furvey'd his
While her smooth hands the tuneful cymbal pow's,

In expectation of ine fatal hour,
Thus have I seen the greedy angler stand, When heav'n averted that impending blow,
And scatter his small prey with careless But next expos'd us to another soe,

A fire bluz'd out, yet that subdu'd, once
Intent on weightier prizes ; but, at last,

more, Sullenly mourn the loss of his repart. Confess d the Providence we try'd before.

Now • Tbe founder,

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HERE a pezone common end, by turns


Poetical Essays in JUNE, 1751. 279 Now free from worldly care, from noise Attend all ye beaux and view maids form'd and strife,

to please, We lead a pleasant, tho' laborious, life ; Those Helens I own, but two Venus's there, Pleas'd and improv'd, while Tully's shining

CORNELIUS page, And moral Seneca's our thoughts engage.

Nor are Quintilian rules to us unknown,
Rome her Quintilian boasts, and we our


The young, the old, the gay and the severe, The virtuous, taught by him, aspire to fame,

The sons of wisdom, folly's spurious brood, And e'en the vicious are reform'd by The rake, the chafte, the impious, and the Thame.

good : The Muses here their darling Pit inspir'd,

Nature's just rites no cruel test confines, And Dobson with poetick fury fir'd ;

But one impartial equal bounty Mines :

To all these candid seats afford a cure,
Art perfected what nature had begun,
A second Milton, and a Virgil's son ;

The hard-bound Stoick, and loose Epis And Lowth, adorn’d with neverfading bays,

cure ; In these sequester'd mades divides our praise:

With freedom here the Academick fits, In this retirement from a frantick age,

Poffess'd before by bigots, or by wils; We scorn the follies which the great en

The sceptick quits his dear fufpicion here,

Nor doubts th' alarum from within fincere; gage ; Can see a play, a drum, a rout, a ball ;

Fruitless the claim of orthodox belief, And like Democritus can laugh at all :

Here schism and heresy find one relief ; To Cam, or Ilis, when remov'd 'we sing, Tories and whigs their mad disputes for. Our numbers Aow from the Wintonian

bear, spring.

Alike submissive to the powers that are ; Tho Cam or Isis may the Mufe delight,

Succes-lers all their vain distinctions prove, Yet Ilchin * in us claims an earlier right. And equal means their equal ills remove : On our Parnassus † too entranc'd we fleep, Hence, ye prophane!--nor violate the place, And from another Helicon I drink deep.

While modest females press the seat of ease; The Muses vot’ries here, at ease reclin'd, By caution watch'd, by belles survey'd aThe secret joy of learn'd retirement find.


[ground. Here Morpheus never boasts too large a Each youth receded from the facred sway,

The virgin soft, the pensive aged maid, But, as convenience calls, must go or stay. At some nice moment seck the tender aid ; Wak'd from our Number by the dawn of Studious the one some lover's verse to scan, light,

The last to ponder on unfaithful man ; We ply our studies till returning night ; The knowing matron and the widow siy, Recalling to our minds th' Athenian cow'rs Free from the purview of each curious eye, Where youth from learning found no vacant In wanton chat the hop'd assistance find, hours.

And leave with joy the soft distress behind : The pattern we with emulation view, Here the nice prude the well turn'd knce Quintilian bids us the same tract pursue ;

can show, Hail, Placo ! trifting vanity, adicu!

Nor yet her cheek with bidden blushes glow.

Ah ! think not then what pious rites they
On tbe two celebrated


(survey ;

Nor once their off rings, || Strephon-like, "WO fifters (ye gods, who could see While from each vale a full libation flows, and not love) [lagh grove ;

And intermingled Atreams the golden flood Arm in arm last night walk'd in Rane- compose. With astonishment struck, I view'd their Then dies that awfulair whole crouds adore, fair faces,

[graces. And deem the semblance of angelick power, And Araitly concluded them wandering Each heavenly charm, the graces, and the


(tal proves. Their Thapes were Nender; so charm- And each fair Gunning a mere moring their air ;

Oh mould astringent stars their influence So ruddy their cheeks; their complexion so try, The whole did so pleasing and charmingly And (well the tear upon the female eye, Thine,

[divine ! Force from the rosy lips the half-breath'd No mortals, I'm sure, they were something groan,

[moan ; 3.

And fighs to hear wou'd make an angel Of beauty let V-e with much arrogance The tear, the ligh, the half breath'd groan


wou'd prove, Yield, Pam, yield, you're no longer a Sufficient penance for their crimes in love.

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Full oft far other planets rule the day No more their stories shall thywalks beguile;
With rah, intemp'rate and impetuous Nor thou repay those stories with a sode ;
(way ;

Nor view their eyes, and, with a kiss, de-
Fickle their rage, no certain period knows, clare

(there. But, in unequal fits, now comes

Thou see'st their mother, thy Augusta, goes ;

And oh! thou partner of his happiest Now peace and quiet thro' the body reign, hour!

(no more! And now intestine war begins again.

Thou widow'd fair! and partner now
Beware, ye nymphs, be providently wise, Augufta, late what transport fill'd thy
Invoke the graces, e'er you deign to rise ; breast,
So Thall each eye its wond'rous fire resume, BI (s'd in thy confort, in thy children bless'd!
Each beauty ravish with a sweeter bloom ; On downy teet each golden moment few,
Celestial airs anew each limb shall grace,

Rich wi'h ruh love as earliest ages knew,
And all a Venus brighten in the face ; Thy envy'd palace with such bliss was
Admiring crouds Mall own, shall feel your

crown'd, pow'r,

As is, in palaces, but rarely found : Again be cheated, and again adore.

Such bliss as e'en the nymphs of rural plains

J. B. Experience rarely with their cottage (wains.
A RIDDLE, written in tbe Reign of King


HORACE, Lib. 1. ODE 23. imilared,
E FOR E Creating nature willid

E E, Chloe, yonder timorous fawn
That atoms into forms should rear,

How eagerly it bounds the lawn,
By me the boundless space was fill'd, How swiftly it outfrips the wind,

On me was built the first made star. Nor leaves his footstep's mark behind : For me the saint will break his word, Hark, how his absent dam he mourns,

By the proud atheist I'm rever'd ; No joy he tastes till the returns. At me the coward draws his sword,

See, as he rids the verdant way, And by the hero I am fear'd.

What fudden starts his fears betray ; Scorn’d by the meek and humble mind, For if, perchance, the gentleft breeze Yet often by the vain posseis'd ;

Steals softly whispering thro' the trees,
Heard by the deaf, seen by the blind,

Or if the frighted lizard wake,
And to the troubled conscience rest. And guiltiess stir the ruling brake,
Than wisdom's sacred self I'm wiser,

Trembling he leaps from side to side,
And yet by every blockhead known : Where paie mistrust and fancy guide.
I'm freely given by the miser,

So, peevithly averse to joy, Kept by the prodigal alone.

Such plantive looks o'ercloud her eye, The haughty • duke, as it is said,

When chance, which lovers fortune guides, At me is often in a passion ;

My Chine from her aunt divides ; Yet even him I can persuade

Constraint fits lowring on her charms, To ad against his inclination.

No joyous smile her features warms;
As vice deform'd, as virtue fair,

But bury fears perplex her mind,
The courtier's loss, the patriot's gains, Till aunt and Chloe are rejoin'd:
The poet's purse, the coxcomb's care : Then harmless, merry, free and gay,
Solve me, and have me for your pains. Again her charms their beams display ;

Again her native (miles Mhe wears,
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Again a little heaven appears ; Colleetion, on ibe Dearb of obe PRINCE of

Safe by her fide from rude alarms; WALES.

She gives a loose to all her charms.

But why, sweet nymph, these fears my eye,

so vain ?
Frederick, indear'd by every social tye! No thief pursues you o'er the plain ;
When late I saw thee drop a tender tear No murtherer, but a love-sick (wain.
Of feeling sympathy on Juliet's bier ; No boisterous threats alarm thy fear,
And heard thy youthíus train, with lighs, But soit complaints implore thine ear ; }

No rude unpolith'd hand shall seize
Humane compassion, at her feign'd distress; Those limbs so nicely form'd to please ;
How little thought I what a fatal blow Gently I'd fteal the soft embrace,
Would foon give cause for undifsembled woc; Nor all those little arts misplace ;
That we, in sad procession, soon Tould I'd check that joy which wou'd offend,

And rapturous lover, reem but friend :
And the next sun'ral obsequics be thine ? No longer then those charms confine,
No longer now in Kew's or Cliefden's grove, Which nacure prompts you to refign.
That pratiling train ihall with thee sportive

P. rove,

THE * Duke of York.

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esteemed by all judges in

architecture to be the most W

curious Aructure of its kind in Europe, the fc).

lowing is the account of it, as deliverred to his majesty. This bridge is 408 yards in length, 15 yards in breadth; the passage for foot passengers is seven feet, being raised one foot from the carriage road to prevent accidents, &. It has 15 aiches, the center arch being 76 feet wide. The 14 piers obstruct the passage of the water 353 feet, and have a free course of water 870 feet, which is four times more than between the sterlings of Lndon bridge ; which gives room for a fufficient passage of water without a fall, by which care all country barges and working craft, boats, &c. may pass thro' without danger. (See a View of this bridge, in our Mag. for March, 1749.)

On May 30, was celebrated the an. niversary of the birth of their royal highnesses the princesses Amelia and Caroline, wlien the former entered into the 41st, and the latter into the 39th year of her age.

SATURDAY, June 1. His majesty, in a landau and fix, attended by the earls of Lincoln and Pomfret, guarded by the horle-grenadiers, went to Richmond lodge, where the prince of Wales and prince Edward, with princess Augusta, met him, and dined; after which his majesty went to Kew, to see the young princes and princesses, where he drank tea with them, and after staying about two hours, retura'd to Kensington about nine o'clock.

SUNDAY, 2. The prince of Wales and prince Edward went for the first time in their equipages to Kensington. The footmen of his royal highness in the livery of the late prince, and prince Edward's in crimson turned up with green. They attended his majesty to the chapel.

MONDAY, 3. Mr. Welch, the high constable of Westminster, with a warrant from joftice Fielding, went, about twelve o'clock this night, to the masquerade near Exeter. 'Change, where several idle persons of both sexes, in masquerade habits, were op. p.ehended, and carried before the said justice, who sat up all night to examine them. Several of them, when stripped of their antic dresses, were found to be young gentlemen of falhion, undes 20

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years of age, whose names and persons the justice did not think proper to expose, and therefore, as he was unwilling to thew any partiality, after a severe reprimand, he dismissed all the prisoners ; tho' some of them (particularly the females) could not give a very good account of themselves. Hence it appears how necessary it is to aboWith these scenes of midnight rendezvous.

SATURDAY, 8. This morning, at seven o'clock, his majesty, the prince of Wales, prince Ed. ward, and princess Augusta, in a landau and fix, attended by the earl of Harcourt and lord Cathcart, in a coach and four, went to Kew, and breakfafted with the young princes and princefses there, from whence they went to Richmond lodge, where his majesty dined with the dukes of Dorset and Newcastle, after which he went to Hampton, and drank tea with the princess Amelia, and in the evening returned to Kensington. The same day his majesty was pleased to present the garter of his late royal highness the prince of Wales, to prince Edward : -Thus we had frequent accounts of his majesty's visiting, and receiving visits from, the princess dowager of Wales, the prince of Wales, and the other young princes and princesses.

TUESDAY, II. This evening about eleven o'clock, Mr. Fargues, clerk to Mr. Rigail, a merchant in Bell-alley, Coleman- ftreet, was robbed and murdered by some villains, in the road leading from Windmill- hill to the Barkingdogs. It appeared that he had received a violenc blow on his head and three stabs in his body. He had been to see Mr. Fargues, (his uncle) who keeps the academy near the Haberdashers alms. houses at Hoxton, and on his return met with this unhappy acci. dent. The wounds he received were supposed to be done with a knite, one was in the left breast, which reached his heart, a. nother on the left side berow the navel, and the third in the upper part of his right side, besides a large cut behind his right ear, and his skull fractured in a very terrible man. ner, supposed to be done with a fick, They took from him a watch, but what money is uncertain.

A case was found in his pocket, in which was a bank note of socł. The coroner's jury fat on the body at Finsbury warch-house, who brought in their verdiat wilful murder, by persons une known.-Several other cruc) murders were committed this month, about Black-Mary'fo hole and other places. To such a degree of NA


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