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Poetical Essays in DECEMBER, 1751.

1751. 567 But when the schools have lent their social of things the secreat causes we explore, aid,

[Mhade, From whence the sun recruits his golden And from his brain dispell'd the aative

ftore,

[lighie, His tender front the dawning genius tears, 'What period bounds each rowling orb of And shining virtue in her bloom appears. Where new fedo'd whitiwinds try their So on his furrow stands the lab'ring noisy fight;

(der springs, swaini,

(grain ; Where tempests Deep, and infant thun. And to the glebe commits the pregnant Why nimble lightning mounts on golden Lodgid in the earth an embryo harvest

wings ;
lies,

What binds the water in an icy chain,
Till the sun's genial influence bids it rise ; And from what source proceeds the pearly
Then joyous he surveys his fruitful ground, rain :
With plenteous crops, and golden Honours The soul forgets her gross restraint of clay,
crown'd,

[name, And, eager after knowledge, wings her way. The child, as foon as he can tilp his

A REBUS.
Is strait committed to the careful dame :

HE name of a patriot, that's laid
Till by revolving years his mind is wrought

very low,

[grow ; To deeper kaowledge, and maturer thoughe: And the fruit that is seen on hedges to She to his hand the letter'd horn applies, These being join'd, make the name of a And with her fescue guides his wand'ring place

(lace ; eyes.

[god inspires, That's noted for making abundance of The youths, whose breast the warlike

ANOTHER
And with a gen'rous thirst of glory fires,

Hi game that is often play'd by the
Within the lifts a bloodless combat wage,

great, With seeming hatred, and dissembled rage; And a din that is counted delicate meat ; Undaunted, when Britannia calls to fight,

Join these two together, and it will discover Shall crown her battles, and defend her The town wherein dwelleth my elder broright.

ther.

CROC U S. Some tollow nature in her gloomy maze,

Answer to tbe forf Rebus in our laß, P. 521.
And trace the goddess thro' unbeaten ways;

To Qui BU S.
A Audious race ! whose boundless prospects
rise,

[íkies;

HE part of your word must be Lecb,

And Lade was a justice well known
High o'er the clouds, and pierce che iomost

By which you plainly do teach,
They measure earth thro: all her distant

That Leblade's the name of the town. "lands,

[rands.
They tell the Aars and count the yellow

Answer to the Second, Ibid.
Here, in throng'd schools, the Atern gram.

RAVES made of callow for dogs is marians teach

good prog, The beauties and proprieties of speech :

And an end is material to make moe or To love of arts they mould unpractis'd

Therefore, in Kent, it is plain to be seen, youth,

(truth. Gravesend you mean in the last Magazine. And form theit tender minds to {potless ANOTHER Answer.

Here too Britaionia's unexperienc'd fair THE food that's not fit to be given to
To the frequented dancing school repair;

[dogs : Each shining nymph improves her pretty I think must be graves, often us'd to feed face,

(grace ; If so, with the help of a gobler's end, With winning features, and becoming Join'd with graves, you will make the To the thrill haurboy and the fiddle's found, town of Gravesend. They Thift alternate feet, and press the ground.

To Miss J-5, of St. T-s, O-f-d, 4. Here that nice art the studious pupils try

ber several excellent Poems. Of paintiog words, and speaking to the eye;

HENE'ER thou deign'A to sweep Which, in their various shapes of figures

the quiv'ring lyre,
wrought,

Anxiety is lulled to reft;
Give colour and a body to a thought. Paffion Yubmits to Cupid's gentler fire,
Thrice happy mortal ! on whole earthly And am'rous transports glad the breast,
breaft,

The too, too pow'rful magick of thy fong,
The likeness of his Maker is impressed ! Fair maid, enchanting all around,
Tbrice happy mortal! -whore enlighened Draws the rapt (wains insensibly along,
mind

Attentive to the heav'nly found.
To useful arts and wisdom is inclind! No longer shall the wanton Sappho reign
Thro' tedious schools we hunt the lovely Sole queen of wit, unmarch d in praise ;
maid,

No longer shall Methymna's distant plain
And by the prize confess ous toil o'er-paid; Monopolize the female bays,

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568 Poetical Essays in DECEMBER, 1751. In T-Ils more pure unfully'd laurek grow, Ten years ! small space, to finish the foll Where Phoebus and the nine repair,

line,

[thine ; Maria, to adorn thy graceful brow, Thro' which perfections human fparkling

Thou learned Phoenix of the fair. He worthy was of life's extended date, Oxford, Dec. 13, 1751. J. P. But virtue cannot stop the pow'r of fate.

While I defiga'd to spread about him PROLOG U E.

flowers,

Seeing the op'ning of his genius' pow'rs ; At tbe Revival of Every Man in his Hu.

Alas! I weep his merits round his comb, A COMEDY. Written by BIN

I only faw perfection in its bloom. JOHNSON

Fool that I was, to think his rifing day, Spoken by Ms. GABRICK.

Wou'd still increafing, fuller beams display; CR Riticks ! your favour is our author's That no cloud gath'ring wou'd obscure the right

light

(bright. The weil-known scenes, we fhall present which thone in breaking dawn to Iweetly to-night,

Short is the time of all shat lines be. Are no weak efforts of a modern pen,

low,

[flow ; But the strong touches of immortal Ben; There's nothing fixt, all beauties ebb and A rough old bard, whole honest pride dis. Let cypress then furround his peaceful dain'd

grave,

[have. Applause itself, uoless by merit gain'd "Tis more, perhaps, than many kings thalt And wou'd to-night your loudelt praise

His Epitaph, from ebe same Hand. disclaim, [doubtful fam.,

ENEATH this monument does lie Shou'd his great fhade perceive the Not to his labours granted, but his name.

A youth who honour had in view, Boldly he wrote, and boldly told the age, “ He dar'd not prostitute the uselul stage,

Who only what was virtue knew ;

But death thro' envy wou'd not spare « Or purchase their delight at such a rate,

Such beauty and perfe&tion rare ; “ As, for ir, he himselt must juftly hate : “ But rather begg'd they wou'd be pleas'd

He calmly met approaching fate,

Nor mourn'd his life's too fleeting date " to see

[shou'd be : " From him, such plays, as other plays

Tho' by a tender father lov'd, “ Wou'd leam from him to scorn a motley

Not death his youthful courage moy'd ; [" with men."

No eye did see him, but admir'd, e And leave their monsters, to be pleas'd His wit was great, his goodness more,

And all his happiness defir'd ; Thus spoke the bard And tho' the times

Who knew him, muft his lofs deplore. are chang'd,

(rang'd; Since his free Muse, for fools the city

J. DINSDALE. Add satire had not then appear'd in Itate,

On Misi G-nn.g's for coming from Ireland. To lain the finer follies of the great ;

In Imitation of Mr. Prior's Female Phaeton. Yet let not prejudice infect your mind,

HUS Molly youthful, gay and fair, Nor light the gold, because not quite refin'd;

(view, In sweet complaint, and easy air With no falfe niceness this performance Her mother oft address'd. Nor damn for low, whate'a is just and Must I to home be still confin'd, true :

(paid,

By ev'ry one forsaken?
Sure to thore scenes fome honour Mou'd be Sure, I'm for something else defign'd,
Which Camden patroniz'd, and Shake Or Molly's much mistaken.
spear piay'd :

Shall Periam reign publick toast
Nature was nature then, and ftill survives; In country and in town?
The garb may alter, but the lubstance lives, And V-ne with arrogance ftill boalt
Lives in this play where each may find

Tbat all tbe world's ber own ? complete,

[deceit Shall they to drums and routs repair,
His pi&ur'd felf Then favour the And be admir'd alone ?
Kindly forget the hundred years between; While Molly, tho' perhaps as fair,
Become old Britons, and admire old Ben, Is not so much as known.

Let me, mamma, now quit this chain,
Upon ebe Dearb of Charles Godfrey Palmer, And but for this once try ;
Esq; Translated from tbe French of Mr. I'll have my lords as well as V-ne,
de Jallange.

Or know the reason why.
E manes of my constant, kend'reft Her fond mamma could not say nay,
care,

And she at her desire,
Who now seem vanith'd into empty air, Obtain'd the chariot for a day,
You are not loft, but reign in light above ; And sa ibe world on fire.
You had my friendship, now you have my

PHILOMUSE. love,

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Nov, 16. N the night between the oth and Sth instant, from the new aperture which was made on the east fide of mount Vesuvius, (see p.

522.) there issued forth fuch a prodigious flame of fire, that, notwithfanding our city is situate on the weltern fide of the mountain, we saw every now and then an uncommon light in the .air. 'About two in the morning there were felt several shocks of an earthquake, in all the parts adjacent to the raid fiery moun. tain. Oa the gth in the evening, the interior banks of the aperture on the summit bruke in, and funk directly to the bottom of the Vulcano. As the wind was in the east all that night, and was pretty high, it carried fome of the embers as far as Porti. ci, where his majetty was then refident. Yesterday the top of the mountain likewise seemed to be all in a flame, and this very morning there proceeded from it abundance of sulphurous matter. Ever fince the 12th inst. all the weils belonging to the village de la Forre del Greco, fituate on the sea More to the south-west of the aforesaid • mountain, are perfectly dried up ; and some people affert, that the rea jirelf was confiderably drove back from its usual boundaries. Much the same accident hap. pened in the year 1631, and the whole port belonging to our city was almoft dry. In the year 1698 the sea retreated from the banks full 42 feet ; and at the same time there issued from the top of the aforesaid mountain a corrent of water, of much larger extent than that of the flames.

To the account we gave in our last, of the dreadful hurricane at Jamaica, we shall add the following description of that terrible tempeft, which came in a letter from capt. Hill, commander of the Queen- Mary, of Bristol, to john Toogood, Esq; one of his owners, dated, Kingiton, Sept. 21, 1751,

is Tho' it be impoffible at present to ertimate the losses sustained in the shipping, in the town, and over the whole country, it may not be disagreeable to give you some particulars of what I myself was an eye-witness 10.-On the icth intant, in the evening, the whole firmament appeared of a very livid colour, horrible to be. bold, and the greatest part of that night

December, 1751.

was attended with hard squalls of wind : About fix in the morning of the sith it blew very hard at north, which brought off great quantities of leaves and sprays of trees from the mountains aboard the ships which rede at anchor a mile and a half distant from the town, and was seen huila ing in the air like flocks of biruis. At half an hour after 8 the wind thisted to the east, and after that to the foutlı-eat, when inftantly it blew a hurricane, which raised the sea in this harbour to a most surprizing height, and in a few minutes it grew 10tally dark, equal to an eclipse of the sun at noon-day, not being able to see the tips that were driving foul of each other, nor scarce capable of fixing ourselves to the first thing we could lay hold on, the wind roaring above us as if the most tremendcus thunder had been dropping on our heads, so that no man could be heard to speak on board. The height of the gale lasted till between 11 and 12, when it something cleared ; and looking round us, nothing was to be seen but death and defruction, numbers lying on the shore drowned, and others floating on the sides and pieces of wrecks, till the following afternoon, when we ventured out our small boats to bring them off. The violence of the wind was ro great, that only 3 ships out of 40 sail of veftels rode out the gale, viz. the Corn. wall, Duncomb, the Mercury, Matthews, and the Queen Mary, who has suffered not the least damage, only the loss of my two boats, which I have fince found, and got safe off. In going round the harbour on the 14th to look for them, I made what observation I could of the veficle that were loft; of which, some that were drove ashore in the woods, overset, and stove to pieces. I numbered 27 ; and there are now riding before the town, without mafts, 14. The Fox man of war, from the Havannah, Mr. Manning on board, with a great quantity of specie, was obliged to cut away all her malls, and let go all her anchors, and after driving over 2 or 3 keys, brought up between two rocks, where it pleased God to preserve their lives, alıno' they had taken leave of cach other, and were preparing for their last moments. She is bulged, and her hold full of water."

The following is the confeffion of Normand Rols, condemned for the murder of lady Billie, in Scotland. " The

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I be MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. Dec. evening walk, and concealed myself about moral qualifications ; and particularly for the bed, having pulled off my shoes, and that serenity of temper, integrity of life, hid them under the bed, to prevent noise, probity in his dealing, and his enlarged noThis I did with defign to rob her of mo. tions of benevolence and humanity ; all ney I knew the had about her to a con. which deservedly gained him the good. fiderable extent, but had no design upon will and esteem of all who had the happi. her life. Some time after, lady Billie came ness of his acquaintance.". into the room, undressed herself, and went Over the grave are the following infcrip. to bed. Having waited till I thought me tions, was asleep, I tole towards the bed's head, Here lies the body of Thomas Tompiin order to get at the money, but found on, who, departed this life the 20th of her awake. Unhappily for me, I had ob. March, 1713, in the 75th year of his age. served a case-knife left upon the drawers Also the body of George Graham, head after supper, her children having that watchmaker of London, and F. R. S. nighe supped with her in her own room. whole curious inventions do honcur to the Finding myselí discovered, I immediately British genius, whose accurate performances ran to the drawers head, laid hold of the are the ftandard of mechanick fkilt. He knife, and, returning to the bed with the died the 16th of Nov. 1751, in the 78th knife in my hand, law the lady fitting up year of his age. in the bed, where I attacked and wounded On Nov. 28, John Cather, Patrick Kane, her in the manner that has appeared in the and Daniel Alexander the attorney, were trial; and, finding the house alarmed with

brought into the court of king's bench, the Aruggle and noise, made my escape and received judgment for being concerned out of a window. I farther acknowledge in a most wicked conspiracy against the the justice of the sentence pronounced a Hon. Edward Walpole, Esq; in endeavour gainst me, and particularly that my right ing to extort a large fum, under threats of hand, with which I own to have commit swearing sodomy ; when Cather was orted the cruel murder, is juftly to be cut off, dered to stand three times on the pillory, to deter others from such villainous attempts viz, once at Charing Cross, once at the in time coming."

end of Chancery. Lane, and the third time We mentioned the death of Mr. Gra. at the Royal. Exchange ; afterwards to be ham, the celebrated clock and watchmaker, sent to Clerkenwell. Bridewell for 4 years, in our last, p. 525. On the 23d. ult. his there to be kept to hard labour ; then to corpse was carried in a herse, precceded by give security, himself in 4ol. and two le. 3 mourning coaches with the gentlemen curities in zol. each, for his good behavi. who were to support his pall, and follow our for 3 years more. Kane was senten. ed by nine, from his house in Fleet- street ced to stand on the pillory once at Charing. to Westminster. Abbey, and there interred Cross, and afterwards to be sent to Clerk. in the same grave with the remains of his enwell Bridewell to hard labour for 2 predecessor Mr. Tompion ; the pall was years, and to give security afterwards for supported by Dr. Knight, Mr. Watson, his good behaviour for five years, himself Mr. Catlyn, Mr. Canton, Mr. Short, fel in 40 l. and two fecuritis in 20 1. each. lows of the Royal Society, and Mr. Bird, And Alexander was sentenced to stand once gentlemen that were intimale friends of on the pillory at Charing Cross, to pay a the deceased; the ingenious artists employ fine of sol. to fuffcr cwo years imprison. ed in different branches by him, attended ment in the king's bench prison, and to in cloaks, &c. to see the last office done to give security for his good behaviour for their deceased master ; whose character three years more, himself in 2001, and cannot be better expressed than in the words two (ureties in 1001. each. (See p. 330.) of a noble personage (who knew him well, On che goth, a proclamation was issued, and is him elf one of the best judges and with a reward of sool. for apprehending greatest genius's of the age) on being ac. the Hon. Alexander Murray, Erq; who quainted with his death, viz. “ His emi was closely confined in Newgate during nence in the way of his bufiness was a very the last sestion of parliament, and released inconfiderable part of his character, and from thence upon their prorogation, (lec was far exceeded by his known superiority P. 523.) But it was said, he was now at not only in the theoretical but also in the Paris, and had been there for several weeks, practical part of every branch of mecha

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4. nicks; and still more by his uncommon Came on, in the court of Common Pleas, and extensive knowledge, which was not Westminiter-hall, before the lord chief jul. confired to any particular part of science, tice Willes, a cause wherein Mrs. Grace but was much more general and universal Brett, was plaintiff, and Hawkswell Meers, than could be reasonably expected in a man Esq; defendant, for non performance of a or his ftation of life. Nor was he more

marriage contract : After a long hearing, iemas kable for his know.cd86, than for his

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571 the jury, which was a special one, gave a the same respect as his majesty's ships of verdia for the plaintiff, with 1200l. da. war, and all dhe respect Mall be paid to mages.

his majesty's commission ; and both at THURSDAY, 5.

meeting and parting, they shall be created John Coan, the Norfolk dwarf, of as friends : And if any of the Algerine whom we gave a particular account in our cruizers commit the least fault or violence Magazine for September last, p. 388, 389, again them, the captains or raizes to of was shewn to the Royal Society, at their fending, mall on their arrival at Algiers, house in Crane-court, who expressed a and proper complaint being made of them, great satisfaction on seeing him, declaring be molt severely punimed, without admit. him to be a moft extraordinary curiosity ting of their excuses. Dared ac Algiers the of his kind.

3d day of June 1751, and in the year of SATURDAY, 7.

Hageira 1164, the 20th day of the moon The birth day of queen Louisa of Den. Regil." mark, his majesty's youngest daughter, was

MONDAY, 16. celebrated, when her majesty entered into Was opened the new road from Wefte. the 28th year of her age.

minster-bridge, to Kenoington-common. The fesfions ended at the Old Bailey,

THURSDAY, 19. when the 5 following malefa&tors received His majelty went to the house of Peers, sentence of death, viz. James Macklamar, and gave the royal affent to the land.11% for a burglary; Ruffel Parnel, for robbing bill of us. in the pound, the malt.cax bill, Joseph Charles Lyre of a metal watch, a the mutiny bill, and two private bills. pocket- piece, and 275. near his own door The same day was held, at Mercers. hall, in Goodman's fields ; William Hughs, for a general court of the society of the Free robbing Mr. Ansell of 6s, near Acton ; British White Herring Fishery, at which Rachel Beachum, for the murder of Hen. were present the earl of Shattelbury, siç rietta Dawes ; and John Dickenson, for Peter Warren, Sir James Loweher, and stealing about sol, in money in the dwell. many other persons of distinction ; when, ing-house of his master John Knowles. after some debates, (in which the princi

James Payce, convicted, last feffions, of pal speakers were, adm. Vernon, gen. perjury, was sentenced to be imprisonned Oglethorpe, Wm. Beckford, Eq; Sir Pet, till Sept. 1, next, to fand once in the pil. Warren, Sir B. Wray, gen. Handalyde, lory, before the feffions hoole gate in the and Sir Rich. Hoare) it was agreed to make Old Bailey, and to be afterwards trans. a call of ten per cent. upon the subscribers, ported for 7 years.

and to open the books immediately for a TUESDAY, 10.

new subscription. The trial of Henry Simons, for perjury, John Coan, the farrous Norfolk dwarf, on his information made before Mr. Cham. was this evening introduced to his majesty, herlayne, of his being robbed by Joseph who expressed great pleasure at so extraor. Goddard, innkeeper, at Cranford. bridge, dinary a light. and another person unknown, of 554 du.

FRIDAY, 20. cats, came on in the court of King's An express arrived at St. James's with Bench, before a fpecial jury ; but the pro. the melancholy account of the death of her secutors did not produce, nor even subpoe. majesty Louisa queen of Denmark, youngna the interpreter of such information, to est daughter of our most gracious sovereign be at the trial, and thereupon the jury king George II. Har majesty was far ad. found the defendant not guilty. The coun. vanced in her pregnancy, and her death is cil for the prosecutor were Mr. Crowle and said to have been caused by her haftily Mr. Pratt ; for the prisoner, the Hon. Mr. stooping, whereby the was instantly sensi. Hume Campbell. He was to remain in pri ble of having hurt herself. She was born, fon, in order to take his trial the ensuing Dec. 7, 1724, and was married to Frede. assizes at Chelmsford in Effex, for a crime rick the present king of Denmark, Nov. on another indictment, but was bail'd. 30, 1743. And has left issue one prince (See p. 473.)

and three princefies, viz. princess Sophia Whitehall, Dec. 10. Additional article Magdalen, born, July 3, 1746 ; princess to the ancient treaties fubfifting between Wilhelmina Carolina, born, July 10, his majefty and the dey and government of 1747 ; prince Chriftian, born, January Algiers, agreed to by the prefent dey, Ma. 29, 1748-9 ; and princess Louisa, born, homet, and his majesty's plenipotentiaries January 30, 1749.50. the Hon. Auguftus Keppel; and Ambrose

MONDAY, 13. Stanyford, Esq; his majesty's agent and A Portuguese, and an English butcher, conrul general at bilgiers.

who were taken up at a house of ill repulo “ That all packets of express.boats, in Westminster, on Friday, were this Jay bearing his Britannick majesty's commffi. examined before justice Lediard, and coma on, which mall be met by any of the mitted to the Gatehouse for the murder fruizers of Algiers, Mall be treated with

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