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424 Poetical Essays in SEPTEMBER, 1751. Thou art the Maker's image, ftruck in More happy thou, in ripen'd noon of day clay,

Refin'd by fickness, strengthen'd by decay: Who, with one blast, can blow that form Death is become familiar to thy fight, Which moulders to its parent earth cach Its horrors vanith at the dawn of lightday.

A christian's life is daily thus to die; Then let not thy unruly fancy rove Thus the soul triumphs o'er mortality, On any thing but what is fix'd above. Who then should grieve? Yet grieve I Be kind, be humble, merciful, and just ;

must, as man ; In Providence alone put all thy trust : David must mourn the fall of Jonathan. For what thou haft to him give all the praise, A sorrowful complacency it is, Or never hope to meet with happy days. To count what once we priz'd, what now

we miss : EPITAPH (See p. 381.)

So early ripe, and so untimely loft! GILBERT WALMESLEY, Esq;

Fate takes off sooneft what we value moft. 06. August 3. MDCCLI. Ær. 69.

'Tis something like self-love, to praise a EADER, if science, honour, reason charm ;

Thy tutor does, in thee, himself commend : If social charities thy bosom warm ; Thy youth at once fair fruit and blossoms If smiling bounty ope thy heart and door ;

bore, If justice stile thee-guardian of the poor ; Much in poffeffion, in expectance more. Firm to Britannia's prince, and church, Be this thy praise, I tell thee what thou and laws,

art,

[heart If freedom fire thee in thy country's cause ; And thus speak comfort to thy pensive With sympathetick love these relicks see, Then fearless wait the summons of thy But think not Walmedley dead he lives in Lord,

[“ ward." thee.

“O faithful servant ! great is thy reBut if, regardless of Atrong reason's voice,

On BELINDA, a Quondam Toast. In wine, and noise, and fa&tion, thou rejoice;

With all that bounteous nature gives, If thou thy faith and liberties betray,

The pride of all at last is scorn'd, And barter laws for arbitrary (way ;

And, more surprifing, Aill survives. If, Briton born, thy soul's a Gallick Nave;

To drums and balls the still repairs, Start from his tomb he would and cali

And, tho' she meet perpetual flight, thec- " Fool and knave."

She gives herself a thousand airs, An EPISTLE to a Pupil in Sickness. And thinks no female elle polite.

Her nat'ral beauty now decay'd, friend, forgive

The white and red supply its place di The selfith thought for thee, which A costly vest bedecks the maid, bids me grieve :

[live ! And patches hide a freckled face, O well prepar'd to die ! O fitter till to Detested always, no more lov'd, Methinks, I come to take my lat farewel, Her men disdain, and women hate ; And fain would speak the anguilh which I By all despis'd, no more approv'd, feel.

[ftrife, Such now I fee Belinda's fate. 'Tis a dread point mit sets my thoughts at And canst thou, fav'rite queen of love, This verge 'twixt mortal and immortal Unshock'd such dire reproaches meet?

(known seas, When those thy greatest tyrants prove An Mhmus 'twixt the known and un Who first ador'd thy (prightly wit. Where the two worlds the busy soul sure. Yes, that you can ! I joy 'tis so, veys :

[fore, Unmov'd you hear the keenest tongue ; The Streights of mortal lise behind-be. A true coquet and colour ? no, Seas of eternity, which know no shore. Regardless pass the whispering throng. Teach me to live and die, like thee, At first th' effects were fobs and fighs, serene,

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Herself the cause of all her woe : And, unappallid, to view the dreadful Ač length experience said, be wise, Firm on the brink of fale, thy Pilgah, stand And (corn or flirting belle or beam. At nearer distance from the promis'd A tim'rous tar thus views the main, land ;

[ball, And trembles at the Nightest blaft ; From that clear heiglit survey this earthly The rising waves increase his pain, And ask, where's now what great or good And every breath expects his last. we call ?

Till more and more advent'sous grown, Folly our wisdom is, our pleasure pain, The stormy wind and sea he braves ; And thy own mulick now, my friend, is And fearless (corning Neptune's frown, vain

He smiles amidst the mountain waves. I heard the Royal Preacher, and with theme

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Extreet of a Letter from Bonneville, capital

of ibe Diftrict of Faucigne, in Savoy, dcted, Aug. 23, N. S.

HE 31st of last month, about two o'clock in the

afternoon, the rock in the Τ'

muntain of Plainejju, near the parish of Pally, sunk

down lo suddenly, that the quantities of earth which came tumbling down at the same time from the mountain, considerably damaged the neighbouring babi. tations, where fix persons were crushed to death, with about 30 head of cattle. Soon after the rock's sinking, the whole mountain was covered with ashes and cinders; and out of the rock there issued two columns of thick smoke, about a quarter of a mile distant from each other ; whence we con. cluded, that it must be full of bitumen and fulphur; and the ful hureous scene from the mountain justified our conjecture. The rock continued finking and crum.bling away the following days, and fill continues, with a dreadful rumb.ing noise, and a thick smoke, which is sometimes black, and sometimes of a reddish colour. We do not yet perceive any Aames ; but if an aperture sh uld be made in the mountain, and the flames burst forth chro' it, we Mall then see two mountains of a very different kind, a volcans at Plainejou, and an icy mountain at Chamonis.

Since this relation was brought to Turin, they have received other letters from Bonneville, which affure, that the flames have begun to issue at the same apertures with the smoke ; whereupon his Sardinian majelty has resolved to send thither one of his ableft professors of the university of Turin, to make observations on this new burning mount. Extract of a Letter from Gubio, a City in the

Dutcby of Urbino in obe Ecclefiafrik Stare,
Aug. 17, N. S.

The two shocks of earthquake felt here towards the end of last month, were exceeding dreadiul: The first began at five, in the morning, and the second two hours after. The archiepiscopal palace, the ca. thedral, and all the convenis and monasteries were very much damaged thereby : The convent of St. Ubaldo is almost entirely ruined, and most of the houses and palaces were so terribly maken, that one shock more would have compleated the ruin of the city. This earthquake was more violent in the

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circumjacent country, where there is not one whole house to be seen : The parish church of the village of Padola was entirely swallowed up. We now and then fill feel some mcks, but they are very night : Huwever, no body will venture to stay in town at night, every one lying in lents in the fields ; and how much the poor suffer, may be tatily conceived.

Among the rever I memorials drawn up by the French court, to prove her right to the island of St. Lucia, there is one which speaks to the following purport.

That in 1624, M. Dijet de Nambuc, after having conquered lime of the Ancille islands, also seized upon the inand of St. Lucia, and took polietion of it in due form, but could not keep rooting there. That in 1638, rome English adventurers made a descent there, and were soon after expelled by the savages. That M. du Parquet, nephew of M. Dijet de Nambuc, having succeeded to the rights of his uncle, took poffeßion of St. Lucia towards the end of the year 1640, by consent of the native inhabitants, who acknowledged him in quality of governor. In 1664 the English having attacked the island of St. Lucia, with a body of 1500 men, obliged M. Buard, the then governor thereof, to de• Jiver up

The fort to them. The next year, the English having been again driven out by the savages, the French repofTefTed themselves of the island, but having neg. lected to maintain the colony, the inand became almost common to all nations, till the year 1686, when the English came with force and arms, and drove out the few French that were settled there, pretending that the island belonged to them, &c.

They write from New York, by a Mip arr ved in the river from New England, that their governor was returned from Albany, where he had been to meet the chiefs of the fix nations of Indians, His excellency arrived at Albany, June 20, and the greatest part of the Indians came down in three days after : They were well pleased with the said meeting, and also with the presents made to them, and after promiting to keep the covenant, returned very well satisfied. The presents brought by the Hon. Willian Bull, E:9; governor of South Carolina, were thankfully received by those people ; and the chiefs of the Catawhi Indians, who accompanied him, were rece ved very cordially by them, and a cesation of arms, in order for a laling peace, was siutually agreed on.

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The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. Sept. On Aug. 27, at the affizes at Chester, ton Common, and there executed, pur. eame on a trial upon a matter entirely new, suant to their sentences, amidst as great a A tradesman of Macclesfield in that county, concourse of people as ever were afsembled brought his action against the postmaster, together on such an occasion. They in for charging a letter more than fourpence, general behaved in a penitent manner ; as it contained two or three patterns or the two former confeffed being concerned lamples of goods, tho' the whole packet in the affair of Sarah Green lo far as redid not exceed the weight of one ounce. lated to the rape, but said that they were Alter many learned arguments on both not the cause of her death, but that it was fides, the special jury, consisting of a wor N. -s that used her in the barbarous thy Baronet, and several of the principal manner which occafioned it. They both gentlemen of Cheshire, brought in a verdiet declared Coleman's innocence, who suffor the plaintiff, with one Shilling damages, fered for that murder, and that he was fo to the no Imall satisfa&tion of ihe trader far from being with them at that time, that men in that and the neighbouring counties ; they did not so much as know him ; but that and, no doubt, to the approbation of the Nichols then went by the name of Coleman. kingdom in general.

(See p. 379, 380.) And Welch wrote a On the 28th, at three in the afternoon, letter to the same purpose, to Coleman's the first stone of Iington church was laid brother, the morning of their execution, by James Colebrook, Esq; one of the trus Their bodies were not hung in chains, but tecs for rebuilding the said church, amidst delivered to their friends. We shall here a great number of spectators.

give our readers Mr. Coleman's Colema On the 29th, one Peter Loseby, who was declaration concerning his innocence of charged with stealing a large quantity of the murder of Sarah Green, delivered to brimstone, to the value of upwards of 408. the Rev. Mr. Wilson at the place of execuout of a vefsel on the river Thames, which tion, which was as follows: is made death by a late statute, and made “ 'The dreadful sentence passed upon his escape out of the waggon as he was, me, I shall meet with chearsulness, being going with the rest of the felons to take in no degree conscious of the least guilt of his trial a: the last alfizes at Kingston, was that most inhuman and most unnatural apprehended soon after he had nipped crime that I have been found guilty of. I himself on board the Old Warwick, and am very sen fible that it is not in my power brought lale to the New Goal in Souch. to make the incredulous world believe me wark,

innocent. I leave the following account WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4.

with Mr. Wilson, who I am greatly obliged An order of king and council was issued, to, and return him my hearty thanks for for all ships coming from the Levant to the comfortable relief I have received from perform a quarentine of 40 days, on ac him in a preparation for a future state of count of the plague raging with great vio blirs, and I hope he will cause it to be lence at Conftantinople.

published for my fatisfaction, that it may His grace the duke of Dorset, lord lieu. pass the impartial examination of all pertenant of Ireland, let out for that kingdom, fons. Namely, on the 23d of July 1748, and on the 19th arrived at Dublin.

I went, &c. &c.-[Here follows a long THURSDAY, Sb

and circumftantial relation of the several The marquis de Mirepoix, his most

companies he was in, on the day of the chriftian majesty's ambassador extraordinary murder ; as also reflections on the evidence and plenipotentiary, had an audience of

against him at his trial.]-I Mall aoswer be. the king, at which he notified the safe de.

fore the tribunal of Christ, at the dreadful * livery of the dauphiness of France of a day of judgment, that the foregoing account, prince, who bears the title of duke of Bur. to the best of my knowledge and belief, gundy.

is the truth, and nothing but the truth. The same day, 95 whole barrels, 26 I do allo most folemnly protest, that I am half barrels, 2 quarter barrels, and 11 kegs

not in any degree guilty of that most in. of Critim pickled herrings, were put up for human murder of Sarah Green, neither was sale by the candle, at the Royal- Exchange I at Newington, or in Kennington-Lane, coffee-house ; when the whole barrels that night that the cruel fa&t was committed went, on an average, at about 21. 158. on her. This I declare as a dying man, the half barrels at il. 155. the quarters at and I sincerely believe (as the Rev. Mr. il. 1s. and the kegs at 145.

Wilson told me several times) if I was die FRIDAY, 6.

rectiy or indireely guilty of that murder, Welch and Jones, condemned for the and go out of the world with denying it, murder of Sarah Green, Keys for the that eternal damnation would be my por. highway, and Bryant for a robbery in Baca tion. It is an inexpressible pleasure to me, terlca- fields, were carried in one care from that I am so soon to leave this very wicked the New Goal in Southwark to Kennings

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I be MONTHLY CHRONOLOGERI 427 world, and I hope that God Almigh'y of murder of his wife ; Ann Berry, for robe his infinite mercy and goodness, will, thro' bing Martha Elgar of 128. Wiliam New. the merits and intercession of my blessed man and John March, for robbing James Redeemer, his only Son our Saviour Jesus Daniel of a hat, a lilk handkerchief, a Christ, pardon all my fins, and receive my pair of shoes, and is, and 6d, in money ; soul to eternal happiness. There is no David Brown, for robbing Daniel Bright thing that gives me so much concern as of 3s. in Hounsditch ; Edward Bland, for the distress I leave my poor wife and two robbing John Lane, Esq; of a guinea, infants in. She has been very good to me near Acton ; Samuel Eager and John Jermy, under my unhappy misfortunes ; and ro for rescuing James Hole, an outlawed have my poor affiliated brothers. I hope smuggler ; John Carbold and Edward that the Almighty will be the guardian of Brooke, for smuggling ; Benjamin Sinich, my wife and children ; and that all good for stealing two lambs ; Johi Ireland, for christian people will commiserate their un. robbing Edward Brice in Ealing-Common, happy ftate. I do moft heartily defire all, of a silver watch ; Bridget Shepherd, for and every one, whom I have offunded, stealing upwards of 4os. in a dwellingthat they would vouchsafe to forgive me ; house; and John Robertson, for a burglary. and I do freely and heartily forgive my pro

It is remarkable, that when Philip Gibsecutors, and all the world, wherein any fon, who was some time ago condemned hath offended me, or done me any man.

for a street robbery, was brought to the ner of injury whatsoever, even as I desire bar to plead his majesty's pardon, in order to be forgiven of God, and to be absolved to be transported for 14 years, he would from my fins thro' the merits of my bleffed not plead to it ; and when his majesty's Redeemer."

clemency was read to him, he relu'ed it, SUNDAY, 8.

saying, he had rather die than live, and This morning, about 7 o'clock, a fire broke did not thank his friends who had made out at the seat of the Hon. Alexander Hume interest to have his sentence changed, for Campbell, Esq; near Colnbrook, which con. that if he lived he would only be a burthen sumed all the rich furniture, &c. to a con to himself and them. The court, cho' he fiderable value ; it was ro fierce, that Mr. behaved in such a manner, would have Campbell was obliged to get down by a had him to accept of the royal clemency ; ladder from his chamber, and had not even but on his still refusing, he was ordered time to put his breeches on. A woman in back to Newgate till the next sessions ; the house was likewise let down in the same and when he was going out of court he manner, cover'd with a sheet. The fire said, he Nould be in the same mind if broke out in his Rudy, but his out-office brought there again. was happily preserved from the Names.

THURSDAY, 19. There were three engines playing, but Was held a general court of the governor without effect. The fire was first discovered and company of the bank of England, by a helper in the fables, who fortunately when a dividend of 2 1 half per cent, for happened to be up, cleaning the horses, interest and profits for the half year, ending otherwise, in all probability, Mr. Campbell at Michaelmas next, was agreed to ; the would have been burnt in his bed, with the warrants for which are to be delivered on rest of his family.

the 17th of O&ober. The same day the court went out of

SATURDAY, 28. mourning for his royal highness the late Slingsby Bethell, Esq; alder man of Wal. prince of Wales.

brook ward, and Marme Dickenson, Erq; WEDNESDAY, 11.

alderman of Queenhithe ward, the two The lords of trade and plantations ordered new sheriffs, were sworn in at Guildhall, five thips to be got ready to fail for Nova with the usual solemnity. Scotia, with two companies of cod. Lee's The same day (Michaelmas day falling regiment of foot, besides guns, muskets, on a Sunday) Thomas Winterbottom, Esq; swords, bayonets, powder, &c. for that alderman of Billingsgate ward, was unacolony.

nimously elected lord mayor for the year A large lanthorn of copper, glaz'd with ensuing. plate glass, and gilt, was about this time

MARRIAGES and BIRTHS. affixed on a tower built on Lincoln-heath,

Lexander Vernon, of Ware. 200 feet high, by Sir Francis Dashwood, Bart, near his seat, for a mark to the peo

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ple who travel cross that heath, which is Alexander Wright, Esq; to the Hon,
lome miles broad near that place.

Miss Howe, lister to the lord Chedworth.
WEDNESDAY, 18.

30. Richard Wilkinson, Efq; oi a large
The sessions ended at the Old-Bailey, estate in Suffolk, to Miss Frances Hunt,
when the following 17 criminals received of Hackney, a 10,000l, fortune.
judgment of death, viz. John Jebb, Cor. 31. Ralph Bernard, of Hitchin, Erq;
nelius Newhouse, and John Hunter, for to Miss Caftile, of Bloomsbury.
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MARRIAGES, DEATHS, &c. Sept. Sept. s. William Hawksworth, Erq; to 27. The lady of John Proby, Esq; Miss Simpson, of Tower. Hill.

member for Stanford, of a son and heir. Mr. Clarke, an eminent ironmonger in 30. Rt. Hon. the lady Howth, of a Horflydown, to Miss Baldwin.

daughter. Vincent, of Stoke, in Surrey, Sept. 10. The lady of the lord bishop of Esq; to Miss Dodd, of Woking.

Raphoe, in Ireland, of a daughter. 3. Mr. Baker Hill, of Ponder's End, The lady of George Pitt, Esq; of Strate 'to Miss Bullen, of Enfield.

fieldsea, Hants, of a lon, at Angiers Haskett, of Lancashire, Esq; France. to Miss Cowper, of Bloomsbury.

16. The lady of Nathaniel Curzon, Esq; 6. Hon. William Bouverie, Esq; to Miss daughter of the earl of Portmore, of a son Alleyne.

and heir. Joseph Newland, of Enfield, Esq; to 17. Lady viscountels Molesworth, of a Miss Lucy Browne, of Edmonton.

daughter. Major Barnard, of the dragoon guards, 20. The lady of Sir Thomas Barbut, to the countess dowager of Pembroke. Bart. of a son and heir.

9. Benjamin Lethieullier, Eq; one of Countess of Bute, of a son. the Bank directors, to Miss Hales.

DEATHS. 10. Hon. col. Gumley, brother to the countess of Bath, to Mrs. Colvill, of Gror. in Scotland, of the small-pox, ac his venor-square.

seat of Tickfel. Hall, in Staffordshire. Lowndes, Esq; son of auditor Aug. 30. Mr. Edmund Palmer, citizen Lowndes, to Mifs Arnold,

and wax-chandler, aged upwards of 102, 16. Mr. Edward Shelby, an eminent who had been above 12 years a pensioner merchant on Tower. Hill, to Miss Maria in the Charter-house. It is remarkable, Hamilton, of Low-Layton, an heiress. that he was born, Jan. 30, 1648, the

17. George Perry, gent, one of the sur. very day that K. Charles I. was beheaded. veyors of the customs, to Miss Clarke of Mr. Richard Cooke, an eminent refiner, Wapping-Wall.

in Foster-Lane, who among several other 18. Henry Dundass, of Chertsey, Esq; legacies to his friends, left to the Rev. Dr. to the relict of William Hayward, Esq; a Bullock, minister of Streatham (where he 10,000l. fortune.

had a country house) 3000l, as also to Mr. Richard Horton, Esq; of the West. Nicholas, curate of the said parith, 2000l, Riding of Yorkshire, to Miss Harriet to Miss Butler, eldest daughter of the late Kingscombe, of Newcastle.

Rev. Mr. Butler, some time since rector of Charles Marlston, Esq; of a large estate St. Anne's, Aldersgate ; (in which parish in Effex, to Miss Elizabeth Brooks, of he lived in town) soool. and to St. Luke's Greenwich.

hospital for lunaticks, icool. 20. Mr. Abraham Delvalle, son of Mr. Rev, Mr. Calberd, one of the prebenIsaac Delvalle, an eminent snuff-merchant daries of Bristol, minister of St. Thomas's of Bury Itreet, to Miss Rebecca Siquerera, in Southwark, rector of Woodmance, in of St. Mary Axe.

Surrey, and one of the monthly lecturers Dr. Silver, of St. Mary Axe, to Miss of Rotherbithe church. Mendez Compos, of the same place.

Sept. 2. James Oldis, in the precine of 22. David Wilson of Frödiham, in the Savoy, aged 98, who had been a soldier Cheshire, Esq; to Miss Molly Saunderson, in the guards upwards of 70 years ; and of Red Lion fireet, Holborn.

what is remarkable of a soldier, he was 23. The Rt. Hon. the lord Chedworth, never known to drink a dram in his life, to Miss Parker, daughter of the late Sir and could read without spectacles to the Philip Parker Long, Knt. a 40,000cl. for time of his death.

Dame Sophia Cramer, aged 89, at her George Naires, Esq; counsellor at law, feat near Sherborn, in Dorsetshire. and recorder of Dxford, to Miss

Edward King, Esq; at Bromley, in Kent, Strange, second daughter of the Rt. Hon. in the commiffion of the peace for that the matter of the rolls.

county. Capt. Ruffel, a near relation to the duke 6. Rev. Mr. Swallow, senior fellow of of Bedford, to Miss Williamson, of Queen St. Peter's college, Cambridge. ftreet, Westminfter.

7. Mr. Oates, formerly a comedian, ia 25. William Jones, Esq; principal of one of the theatres, the stamp duties, and commissioner of the 10. Roger Palmer, Erg; one of the window.tax in Scotland, to the widow of band of gentlemen penfioners, reckoned capt. Herbert, of the navy.

worth 12,000l. Aug. 26. The lady of Lancelot Allgood,

13. Ralph Feltham, Erq; one of the Líq; member of parliament fr Northum. benchers of Gray's Inn, at Enfield. berland, delivered of a daughter,

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