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1751. Law Proceedings regulated by foreign Princes.

419 ing a new regulation in his dominions ; regulate the practice of it: In conforthe king of Denmark followed his example; mity wherewich, they write from Prague, ker imperial majefly has lately pursued that 310 law. suits had been determined the same measure ; and the king of Sardinia within the year : And from Milan, that has directed a general assembly of able

the fees of counsellors and attornies, men, to consider of ways and means to more especially the latter, were to be recurtail legal proceedings.

gulated; which is an honour to those Vienna, March 26, 1749. The method a courts who projected and executed it, and of determining law. suits within the year, a bleffing to their suhjeets who enjoy it. having been pra&tised with great fuocess, And, hy all acc onts, such regulations in the dominions of the king of Prusia, were not more necessary in any country, and several states of the empire, the em. than they now are in the British dominions. press-queen has thought proper to introduce There instances indicate, that forcign it inco her hereditary dominions ; for which princes, who formerly were alleep, and purpose her imperial majesty has established disregarded their subjects repose and ina a commißion, to confider of proper mea. tereft, when Britain was vigilant and at. fures to put this method in practice.

B tentive to both, are now aitentive, when Vienna, March 29, 1749. It is certain, Britsin is indolent and inactive. that a great reform will be made in the Therefore, as the voice of the subje&t's law, and the lawyers, in the empress's has long and loudly, even from the year hereditary countries, a commission being 1648, as appears from the historical preface a&ually appointed for that purpose.

to Sir John Fortescue, lord chancellor of Prague, May 8, 1749. We have begun England's treatise, De Laudibus Legum Anin this kingdom, to put in execution the gliæ, p. 11, 12, prayed for a relaxation method introduced in the Pruffian do. c from the oppression of law proceedings, minions, for the more speedy and clear ad than which nothing merits more the at. ministration of justice : About 350 law. tention of the legislature : So it is humbly suits determined within the space of a year, hoped, that a due and diligent regard will demonsrate the excellence of this new re. be paid to the late and presint intercessions gulation, which the empress-queen has for that purpose ; it being reasonable that resolved thall take place in all the other the laws should be useful, and not pree provinces of her hereditary dominions. judicial, and the practice of them so framed,

Vienna, May 14, 1749. At length, a as to defend the subjeét, as much as porn declaration at large hath appeared, con

D Gible, against any lawiess attempts, either taining the motives and the manner of the upon his person or property, and secure him new regulation ; by which her majesty

defence of the one, and recovery of the nortens the body of the law, in order to other, with as much ease and speed, and render it more vigorous and effectual, as as little expence to him as may be. It is well as more intellig ble and explicit. The the advice of Isocrates to a young prince, like care has been taken in reference to the to seek ruch laws as are equitable and usepractice ; so that abundance, as well of ful; such as may render the differences high as of small courts, have been sup. E amongst subjects as few as possible, and prefred, as well as the high office of chan. the accommodation of them no less easy cellor of Buhemia and Austria ; instead of and expeditious į and that every one may which, a supreme tribunal is erected, recover his right by as mort and as cheap wherein causes will be decided in the last a process as can be contrived ; which hach resort,

been long and ardently wished for by the Milan, March 2, 1751. It is strongly British subjects. reported here, that an ediêt will shortly be published for regulating the fees of coune

Extrait of a Letter from Halifax in Nova sellors and actornies, more especially with F Scotia, dated June 30. (See p. 341.) regard to the latter, who will be strialy FE W days fince the Indians in the enjoined to conform themselves thereto, on pain of forfeiting their eniployments.

horrible massacre at Darimouth, on the op. From all which authorities it appears,

posite More, where they killed, scalped, that in consequence of the new regulation, and frightfully mangled leveral of the rolmade by the king of Prussia, 150 law suits diery and inhabitants : They spared noc had been determined within the year in

even the women and children. A little one durchy of his dominions, which induced. baby was found lying by its father and mo. the queen of Hungary to appoint com G ther, all three scalped. The whole town mifsioners to propose methods to introduce was a scene of butchery, some having their it into hers; and, in consequence thereot, hands cut off, rome their hellies ripp'd a declaration was irrued for thortning the open, and others their brains danh'd out, law, to make it more intelligible, and to

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An equalfate such charms attends,
On 4 young Lady's admiring berself in a You'll disappoint your lovers, friends,

Glass. Translated from ibe French of And bless like him the air.
Mons. J'allange.

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Yet I, whose break soft pleasures move, Fever blooming beauty warm’d, Must make this pray'r to pow'rs above, And with its softest lustre charm'd,

To be a Dephyr gay ; 'Tis in this happy day;

And when you all your charms disclose, When in this mirror, the fair maid,

And emulate the blooming rose,
Her radiant charms to fight display'd,

In your sweet foliage play :
With conscious beauty's gay.

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With rapture in each gentle gale,
With those bright eyes for love design'd, 'I would the fragrant (weets inhale,
Content your youthful harmless mind,

That fill the circuit round ;
And pleas'd in triumph (mile ;

I'd on your beauties ever gaze, ,
Yet fear, left Venus, queen of love, Content my love ten thouland ways,
Who sports with men and gods above,

And circle the blest ground.
Intends some hidden guile.

Foshua Diafdale. 3. 'Twas thus Narciffus, who had gain'd @n seeing a PICTURL of the celebrated Mife The nymph's affection, he disdain'd,

G-10-8, drawn by M. W-I-n.
His watry image sees.

TUPID one day a picture drew;
His haughty heart to all befide,
Humbles to his own charms its pride, She mark'd the beauties of the face,
And now's the prey of bees.

Each sparkling trait, each blooming graces

When loon the cunning prying elf Less charming far than you, yet vain, Perceiv'd the took it for herself. His beauty could his pride maintain, But the pert rogue replies in spite, The vi&tim of its blaze :

It is Miss G-on-8; where's your fight? But had he seen your potent charms, Bright Verius blund; nor cou'd deny't. Which fill my breaft with (weet alarms, He had ador'd your rays,

To ibe Reu. Mr. - in Nhire. 5. More beautiful than he, be sure,

HY worth, Paternus, claims the There nothing e'er the wound can cure,

poet's lays ; Of your victorious eyes ;

Yet, self deny'd, an enemy to praise, Then gaze on still, with wonder gaze, You fun expressions from a grateful heart; While the bright glass your charms displays, Then, o forgive this inoffensive art : And in self gbory rise.

Accept the willing thanks I thus address 6.

To thee, the friend of virtue in distress ; But if self-adoration's pow's

Without ambition, and without defire, Cou'd change Narcissus to a flow's,

But luch as glows with true celestial fire ;

Un. Be of his lot aware ;

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422 Poetical Essays in SEPTEMBER, 1751. Unftain'd with guilt, yet pitying those who Thy rival once, thy rival now no more, fail,

Unenvy'd bids the all her sweets explore ; And always ready, when the wretched call, And curft by thy prevailing deftiny, To dry their tears, to check the rising figh, Still showers down blessings on thy bride Hear their complaints, and soon relief ap and thee. ply.

[ftall, Compell’d by fate, the charmer I refign; whiin others fought the mitre, or the Nor will I at thy happier lot repine : You ftill declin'd the oft repeated call; The love of Mira has may soul refin'd, Preferr'd a private scene, and chose to shine And from ungenerous passions purged my In holy leffons, and a life divine.

mind.

(on me, O could thy words thy spirit now impart, Had heaven bestow'd the glorious prize To calm this Autt'ring reftlels thing, my And you like Thyrfis lov'd, if that can be ; heart ;

[Aow! Imparadis'd within the fair one's arms, What peace would then from resignation Blek in her smiles, and lord of all her Such peace as pious souls can only know. charms, Yet 1, alas ! immers'd in anxious Even then, reflecting on the joys you lost, thought,

A generous sympathy some highs had cont Lament, regret, and still retain my fault : By my own joys I thould have guess's Thou, like a parent, gladly woulda relieve

your pain,

(vain ; Ev'n cares and fears, which fancies only And almost with’d, you had not lov'd in give.

To fate alone have given the dear success, From thee I find no biggot's four dis Nor thought my merit greater, nor yours dain,

less. Thy friendly accents mitigate my pain ; O! if a wretch, dead frozen by disdain, Nor are thy labours all bestow'd in vain. Can e'er by sunny love be warm'd again ; Partial to me, my present ease you fought, Then quickly, heaven, bright Mira's lois Fruitless attempt ; no more indulge the repair

[fair. thought.

By some kind nymph, compassionate as Be my immortal part thy future care ; May Mira's milder glances arm her eye ;

To the omniscient address thy prayer, Her cheeks may Mira's modeft crimson That my great change may terminate in

(grace,

Her smiles may Mira's winning sweetness And every wordly hope be loft in this.

And Mira's lilies bloffom in her face : So then, when dire disease, or racking The same her features, be her mind the pain,

(vain, Shall prove Machaon's care and science And Mira's virtues add to Mira's frame. The eye-balls ftiffen, and the pulse beats

Then, to compleat the workmanship di. low,

[show ; vine, And quiv'ring jaws convulsive motions Give her a heart as true and fond as mine : If in these moments, bleft with reason ftill, With mutual flames our faithful bosoms Able to pray, to think, to wish, or will ;

warm ; One earnest prayer I'll offer for my friend, Let her like Thyrfis love, like Mira chaina. To crown his labours, and to bless his end,

I ask no more, in love compleatly blent, Nottingham, July 7, 1751.

Let av'rice and ambition take the rest.

August 9, 1751. To a Successful RIVAL. THRI HRICE happy Damon! to thy long. A SONG. On Mrs. MW.ff-n's ing arms

Visit to Ireland, in July, 1751. Has Mira now refign'd her virgin charms ! O, may she still improve thy rapturous joy! AVINIA, whom so long we mourn'd, For never can her chaste endearments cloy. With mirth and beauty is return'd ; Thrice happy lover! prize thy beauteous Again The gilds Ierne's plains, store ;

(more. And cheers anew its drooping fwains, Nor heaven can grant, nor mortal covet She joy o'er ev'ry visage spreads, And when that face, where blooming in And ev'ry plant her influence sheds ; nocence

The fields their verdure fresher show, Unfully'd thines, less lustre fhall dispense ; The flowers with richer colours glow. May time, for every charm he weakens Where-e'er the treads, there pleasure there,

moves, With some new virtue recompence the fair: The graces there, and there the loves ; That ro thy riper passion still may find The femblance in each part is seen, Fresh beauties in her undecaying mind. Her face, her tape, her angel mien ; So mall enamour': Mira find in thee But who can say the fond surprize, That love, that faith, me might have The heav'n that glances from her eyes ; prov'd in me

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Whem Florio talks of Sachariffa”

face :

Poetical Essays in SEPTEMBER, 1751. 423 Ah! there, bewitching softness dwells, Beauty's, alas ! a fading flow'r, More binding then e'en magick spells, That comes, that goes, within an hour, Oh! could we stay the lovely maid,

That lives, by turns, and dies !
Or, would some pitying pow'r persuade What then avails a painted face,

Or what a shape, with ev'ry grace,
Her, here, for ever to remain,
To give us golden days again ;

That's delicately fine ?

Beauties like these to time give way, And gently o'er our hearts prefide,

They last but one short fiying day, Our focks, our lawns, and what befde ; Then bless'd, our time would glide away, No more, then, yours, than mine.

From hence, my fair, then wisely learn, Happy bençath her downy (way.

With just contempt the girl to spurn, Os ibe macb admired Miss Jenny Low, a ce Whore worth we no where find : lebrared Beauty

Despise the giddy thoughtless maid,
HEN Florio talks of Sachariffa's Who prizes beauty that will fade,
charms,

{arms, Regardless of her mind.
Her shape, her well-tura'd neck, and Inowy Go wiser thou, improve thy mind,
With lavish tongue he dwells on every grace, With all the virtues thou canft find,
And points out all the wonders of her

And ev'ry focial grace :

Learn thou t'adorn thy growing sense,
Just so, he cries, in Cyprus once was (The gen'rous gift of providence}
seen
[lian queen!

And leave to heav'n thy face.
Love's powerful goddess, bright Ida. No longer then, ye lovely fair,
Such were her eyes, her skin, her air, With pride regard your flowing hair,
her mien !

Or neck, or eyes, or nore : The much lov'd theme, ftill ftudious to Remember outward graces fade, prolong,

And, oh, the faireft loveliest maid Another Venus 'tis infpires his song ;

Falls like the blushing rose ! Fond youth, give o'er, thy images are faint,

D. R. If thou henceforth perfection's self would'At paint,

[ftow, REFLECTIONS on ibe Uncertainty of all And on thy nymph uncommon praise bea

Sublunary Enjoyments. Swear that the looks, and moves, and OW vain is man ! how Autt'ring are talks like Low !

his joys!

[destroys : Her beauties, quicken'd by the powers

When, what one moment gives, the next of sense,

[quence,

Hope and despair fill up his round of life, Charm my rapt foul with double elo. And all his days are one continual strife ; Venus but half describes her excellence. Still struggling to be rich, yet always poor, In her rejoice, ye lift'ning worlds around;

Because ambition makes bim cover more : Virtue, long fied, may e'en at

Reason (which ought to be his only found !

[filence breaks, guide) When e'er, transporting thought The He wildly barters for an anxious pride ; She looks like Venus-like Minerva (peaks, And all his hopes are but uncertainty, In pity to mankind, bright nymph, forbear'; The parent of despair and misery. O! do not talk so well-or look less fair a Thus foolishly roll on the days of man, Form'd for delight-fatal in this alone ; (A tedious journey, tho' a little span.) You can doom thousands yet can bless but The court, the park, the play are pompous

wiles,

To make him fancy that his fortune (miles; BEAUTY: An Opz. Addressed to a LADY. When like a jile she turns his joy to grief,

By disappointment of his fond belief; Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain. Sol. And cool reflection teaches him to see ET others boast a form compleat, The giddiness of all his vanity.

His Telf-conceit, his fancy'd' pow'r and And praise a publick toast.

ikill, 'Tis not of these, we mean to tell,

Which bid defiance to th' Almighty's will, Since inward graces far excel,

Destroy'd by secret springs, he knows noc | All that the face can boast.

how, Tis virtue, virtue, we adore,

Should learn him to th'almighty will to bows Than all the gifts of fortune more,

For to his providence alone we owe
Or all this world can give :

All we poffefs of good, and all we know; Virtue adorns the human mind,

"Tis he, who raises us, and brings us low. 'Tis virtue beautifies mankind,

Cease then, proud man l of thy own And points the way to live.

strength to boalt, What boois a face from freckles free, Who, thy Golf, cand lide do at moft: Or what the cheeks where we may fees Ten thousand graces rise ?

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