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Poetical ESSAYS in 1751,
Would search the ken of bold aspiring mana
On the wide ocean of infinity,
Then let me bow, and hail thee Pow's
[pitying view of France, on the side of the great ocean,
Look down, bleft Pow'r, look down, and in the mediterranean, or on the coast of Thy servant ftruggling thro' this vale of Africa.
Be thou my God, my Saviour, and my Il- MEDIT ANTE. When death-like Neep o'er all the works
The noise and bustle of the busy world;
Where yews and cypress spread their
[heads There, while thro' rufling leaves and hole Of mighty waters; then first rear'd their low vaults
(ear The everlasting hills, and the bright sun The wind howls mourosul, and the lift'ning Rejoic'd to run his course; the jocund hours of tumbling waters hears the diftant echo, Before him danc'd, till night assum'd her With downcast looks and footsteps Now reign ;
I'll treasi, Then rose in filent majesty the moon, While the pale moon, in filent glory clad, And round his filver throne the planets Gilds with a trembling light the folemn rollid. (breught forth, scene.
(glade Mean time her offspring pregnant earth But, ah! what awful form thro' yondet Sweet (melld the newborn flow'rs, and Stalks on majestick! Hail, fair Wisdom, hail, fruits mature,
Thrice hail, thou blooming maid, who
(herb; Of contemplation, and still deign't to The cragged rocks, or cropt the verdant Thy native shades ; obedient to thy call The feather'd squadrons through the wide I come expanfe
[waters O guide, O guard me, to thy facred feats, Of æther wheel'd their course. And in the Ye twinkling Itars, who gird with count. Of limpid river, and the hoary main
(lemn night, Frisk'd all the finny race. Last wert thou The moon's pale orb, and thou moft roo made,
Inspire my breast with ev'ry awful thought; Man, of the visible creation lord,
Then Thall the soul on meditation's wing Of form majestick, and a front erect
Mount with bold fight towards her native Towards the skies, the soul within im. skies, piels'd
And scorn the reach of dull mortality,
[this frame There are thy works, O Lord, and there Who mad'st the night, the day, and ali thy power,
Of universal nature fair and good,
Flits through the dusky air, and all things Such are the woes with which the afflicted rest (best, grieve,
[relieve, In darkness and in fleep ; thee greatest, Such are the woes your bounteous hearts Immortal God, my gratelul tongue hall Vain were the talk, a glorious deed to raise, praise,
With all the soft impertinence of praise ; Long as that tongue can speak ; with me Nobly you act in virtue's heavenly cause, Of cherubs and of radiant seraphim
And your own conscience is the best apTheir fongs shall join : Men, angels, all plause. thy works
[name. To praise fuch merit tho our forces fail, Sball join to praise thine ever glorious At least our gentle wishes shall prevail : Begin, immortal spirits, the song of praise, If you, who take the wretched to your Serike on your golden harps a louder strain, care, And let the chorus of creation rise,
Some little strokes of human anguish thare, Begin, for ye before the saphire throne Oh! may you feel like those you aid) no For ever stand miniftrant, and with ronga more of folemn jubilee the Godhead chaunt Your former pangs, or be what you deplore! Perpetual
, echoing 'mong the starry May joys returning wave their gladrome spheres ;
[fpring. Begin, for ye were present, when thro' And health fow largely from this vital
realms Of Chaos old, omnipotent he rode,
To bis Grace ebe Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
&c. &c. With awful majefty and with brightness cloth'd
Tbe bumble Petition of MARGARET Wor. Tneffable ; when ye before him march'd
A Y it please your grace, with all
Lec others with as small pretenfions, (nations,
Teaze you for places and for penfions ; Tho' war, and fickness wither half thé I scorn a pension, or a place, Thee will I praise, and in thy mercy trust,
My whole design's upon your grace.
The sum of my petition's this,
To me, and to be pay'd by you ;
It was, as near as I can fix,
The fourth of April, forty-fix ; folv'd;
[decay, (With joy I recollect the day) When earth, the reas, the skies in smoke As I was dressing for the play ; And nature's fell expires in agony. In stept your grace, and at your back,
Appear'd my trusty guardian, . Mac ; PROLOGUE to be ORPHAN, when A fudden tremor (hook my frame, rafted at Bath, Dec. 18, for obe Bee Lord, how my colour went and came : morfie of tbe General Hofpital ; Spoken by At lengih, to cut my story short, Mr. Brown.
You kiss'd me, Sir, heav'n bless you for't. 10 raise the tender paffions, and impart The magick touch my spirits drew The foftest anguish to the hardest Up to my lips, and out they few ;
Such pain and pleasure mix'd, I vow, For this the (ragick mure, melodious queen! I felt all o'er, I don't know how. Tunes her soft lays, or swells the lofty The secret, when your grace withdrew, Pene.
Like light'ning to the Green Room flew ; But need we now the personated woe, And plung'd the women in the spleen; The studied pang, the tear that's caught The men receiv'd me for their queen ; to now,
And from that moment swore allegiance, The feign'd distress, tho' drawn from Nay, Rich himself was all obedience. To roure the soul, and tell you, you are Since that your grace has never yet, men ?
(glows, Rcrus'd to pay the annual debt: When ev'ry breast with generous pity To prove these facts, if you will have it, For more, alas! than vionary woes ! Old Mac will make an affidavit : For real wants, misfortune's baleful train, If Mac's rejected as a fibber, The smart of anguill), and the rack of pain ! I must appeal to Colley Cibber.
Whave the following to add to the
ADDITIONS 10 DECEMBER, 1751. 603 By good advice 1 hither came,
26. Christopher Sommers, Erq; a young To keep up my continual claim;
gentleman of a large estate, to Miss Ma. The duty's not confin'd to place,
thews, of Cavendith square, with a for But ev'ry where affects your grace ;,
tune of fool. a year, &c. Which being personal on you,
James Beft, of Chatham, Erq; highNo deputy, my lord, can do.
Theriff for Kent, to Miss Shelly, daughter But, hold ! say some, his Guation
of Richard Shelley, Esq; one of the come Is chang'd, consider his high ftation, miffioners of the stamp duties. Can station, or can titles add
31. William Clarkson, of Seaforth, in To Dorset, more than Dorset had!
Suflex, Líq; to Miss Anne Newnian, of Let others, void of native grace,
Lewes in the said county, Derive faint honour from a place ;
DRATHA. His greatness to himself he owes,
IR Hugh Clopton, hart. * Nor borrows luftre, but bestows,
his feat at Clopton, in Wasa That's true, but Aill you answer wide,
wickshire. How can he lay his state afide?
20. Hon. Sir Robert Hay, of Linplum, Then think betimes, can your weak fight
in Scotland, bart, who served many years as Support that sudden burst of light!
lieut. col. of the Scots Greys, and behaved Will you not ficken as you gaze,
as a brave and gallant officer. Nay, happ'ly perish in the blaze ?
Lady viscounters Faulkland, in France.
dean and chapier of Worcester, lo My borom is to fear a stranger,
the vicarage of Landridge, in Worcestershire, The prize is more enhanc'd by danger.' -Mr, Toilie, hy ditto, to the rectory of St.
Martin's, in Worcester.Mr. Cornthwai(e, ADDITIONS to December,
of Trinity college, Cambridge, by ditto,
to the curacy of Mortlake, in Surrey.-we
Ms, Seele Maxey, by the court of affiftants her Danish majesty, (iee p. 571.) That of the grocer's company, to the living of princess had been some days indispored by Northill, in Bedford hire. — Jcha Price, a rupture. This disorder was judged to M. A. by the archbishop of Canterbury, be so dangerous, that after a consultation to the living of Henderson, in Sullex.of physicians and surgeons, it was re- Sackville Turner, M. A, by the dean and folved to make an incision in her side, chapter of St. Paul's, to a prebendary in in order to rectify the bowels. Her ma- that cathedral. — Balthasar Regis, D. De jesty underwent this operation with as, and Erasmus Saunders, M. A. made much conftancy as refignation ; but the canons of Windfor, by his majesty,- John disorder afterwards growing worse, that Nicol, D. D. made canon of Christ church, princess died on the 19th, N. S. ahout in Oxford, and Lewis Crucius, M., A, 4 o'clock in the morning, after having canon of Worcester, both by his majesty. edified, by her fen:iments of piety, all -- John Bowling, M. A. presented by lain those who were witneties of the loss of majesty, to the re&ory of Narbeth, in a princesa so worthy to be regretted. She Pembrokeshire.-Mr. Bisieby the earl was near the end of the time of her of Northampton, to the rectory of Bexpregnancy. Every thing possible was done, Mead, in Lincolarhire. - Mr. Harding, to save the child, which was a prince ; by the lord visc. Howe, to the vicarage of but all to no purpose. The evening be. Spillingdon, in Huntingdonthire. Mr. fore the queen's death, he took leave William Williams, by Hesketh Yarburgh, of the king with much tenderness, and Efq; to the living of Snaith, in Yorkshires also of the prince royal and princesses, her -Dr. Prescot, by the governors of the children.
Charterhouse, co the rectory of Baltham, By an account taken of the number of in Cambridge hire. --Mr. Stuart, curate of inhabitants in the city of Berlin, it ap- St. Mild:ed in the Poultry,, unanimously peared, that in 1747 it amounted, includ- chosen lecturer of St. James's, Garlick-hiil. ing the garison, 10 107,224 persons, and -Mr. John Henchman, presented by Wils that it had increased several thousands liam Hunt, of Basingstoke, Esq; to the during the following years, so tha!, at the Vicarage of Dennington, in Oxfordshire. end of this year there were computed to be -Mr. Corderoy, B. D. by the lord bishop 113,000 inhabitants.
of Exeter, to the rectory of St. Bridget, MARRIAGES.
near Honiton. -- Dr. Lee, appointed by ARKER Urwicke, of Leeds, the archbishop of Canterbury, judge of
in Yorkshire, Esq; 10 Mils the prerogative court of Canyerbury, and Harriet Wood, of Rygate, in Surrey,
dean of the arches, in the room of Dr. baker. Frederick Bede, lace of St. Maro
Mr. Duck, by the lord chancellor, to mercer.-George Drakes, of Kingston up-
on Hull, linen-draper.-Robert Hawkins
of Carshalton, in Surrey, malfter.-Luke
Meredith, of Edgware, in Middlesex, brew-
; : er.--Christopher M'Lean, of London,
merchant.-James Rennie, of the parish of
A General Bill of all obe Cbrifinizgs and Bu.
rials, from Dec, 11, 1750; to Dec. 10, 1751.
Decreased in the burials this year 2699.
Died under 2 years of age
Between 2 and 5
Females 21673 14691
Males 10339 21028
INDEX to the DEBATEs in the POLITICAL CLUB,
to the Essays, POLITICKS, Domestick and Foreign
Accidents, remarkable ones
Alfizes 140, 185, 177, 178, 179, 426
24+ B, 245
92. Another general court 138, Ano-
captives lately redeemed from Navery
count of 371. The latter opened 377
his daughter 379. She is put in irons
the coroner's inquest
lainship 187. His letter of resignation
to him, concerning the grievances
of the protestants in Hungary 315
of collecting charity en them, and a
Honoured at Stationers nal!
on it 198-161, 201--211. See Fith-
33', 379, 425, 427, 522, 523
138, 139, 235, 283, 571
don, addition made to his salary
mons ibid. Of the lords again 515.
majesty's meffage about a regency 412
ment to it 441-453, 489-499
amendment to the oath of secrecy in
with him 323. He reproaches his am-
and the fate of Navery there 342 E.
592--596. Remarks on it 596
faction to Bethlem hospital 473