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Though Love to your lips fill with nectar his How will my ardent foul rejoice

[soul, To hear again thy heavenly voice,
Though his varm bath of blessings inspirit your And, while the sounds harmonisus flow,
O swim not too far on rapture's high 191, Feel every former transport glow!
Left you fink unawares in the gulf of Ennui.

Could antious fears thy borom move,
Iinpatient of love, pallion oft will reply, And make thee doubt Cataljo's love?
Against limitations I'll plead till I die;

Ah! know, my mind depriv'd of thee, But Chioi justice Nature repeats the vain plea, From torturing pain was never free. And such culprits are doom'd to the gaol o: Ernui.

But now, my beaut:0!'s rymplı, no more When husband and wife are of honey too fond,

The pang, of absence we'll de; lore;

Nore'er thall Fortune's ruthlestway 'I hey're like poison’d carp at the top of a pond,

Snatch thy devoted swain away. Together they gape o'er a cold dish of tea, 'Two muddy lick fish in the net of Ennui. No---et me rather meet my jate, Of indolence inoft, ye mild couples beware, With rapture's dearest blits elate, }'or the myrtles of love oiten hidc her fort inare,

And, while I clalp thee to my breat,
The fond' doves in their net from his pounce

Without a murmur link to reit.
cannot tice,

I. C. But the lark in the morn 'scapes the demon Ex

EPISTLE III. Let cheartul good-humour, that sunshine of life, With imiles in the maiden illumine the wife, From a Gentleman to l.is Lady and Daughter * And mutual attention, in equal degree, Keep Hymen's bright chain from the ruit of Ennui,

To be absent from home, but one nigk, Jr. To the Graces, together, 0, fail not to bend,

bean seaton. And both to the voice of the Muses attend; But how do the ladies when abfent behave: So Minerva for you thall with Cupid agree,

For ladies will ramble--et elles mangent de jeu. And preserve your chatte flame trom the smoke of I'll tell you, quoth madam, how that matteritard : Ennui.

“ You know we have promised to keep your col

THE SHEPHERD'S RETURN. And so 'tis the duty of every good wife

To cherish her beauty, and lead a good life. T length, Caftalio, gentle swain,

'Tis incumbent besides, from religion, upon her; The glory of the rural train,

For we have religion, and you've only honour. Appears, in all the bloom of youth,

But if, in revenge, since 'tis taken 1or granted 'To recompente Euphrafia's truth.

Who's robb’d is not robb’d, if the thing is not With panting heart, and trembling pace,

wanted, 1 Ay to meet the warm embrace;

We do not, from vanity, try to reveal it, [it." And in the circle of his arms,

Like husbands: O no! - we have sense to conceal No doubt torments, no fear alarms.

Bui, juking apart, I proceed with my letter,

To tell you of things more important and better. Of every dearest wish posleft,

You talk of your thunder and lighteningWhat unfelt raptures (well my breaft:

good luck!

[OJCA My long-lost love again to view,

We can match you with things of that fort ia In honour and affection true.

The news-writers tell us—and something there's And while our Hocks together feed,

in't, Or revel on the lowery mead,

For these honest seliows say nothing in print Bineath the woodbine we'll repose,

But what is as true as the gospel-translationAid partiun'o mucual fiame diiciüle.

They tell us the lightening hath killed half the

nation, Yet say, thy tender maid no more

I wish, when thus buried in annihilation, Tine wucs of abience hall deplore,

The lightening had itruck at ý debt of ý nation: Nor heave a sigh, nor ined a tear,

Or ling'd well the ears, in whatever high station, in fecret brooding o'er her tear.

Of those who produc’d, by misreprefentation, Ye vain surmises, hence, away

This horrible mill-itone, this cause of vexation. Let transport in my bolom play!

However, I truit, spite of all perturbation, Cuialio comes --no terrors move-

Old England once more will denounce cutigation For all is rapture, truth, and love!

To Spaniards and Frenchmen, fo famous for W. R. dancing,

(prancing. And when they are saucy will send them a REPLY.

The croakers allure us, by Adams and Hancocks,

We're ruin':-I say, 'tis my in a band-bor. YE gods, are all my terrors vain,

Weil, fo much for politicks-Now for the news: And do I view thee once again,

Your friend the philosopher will not amuse My sweet Euphrafia, lovely maid,

Nor instruct the good pcople of this ancient city 11: all thy wonted charms array'd!

This suinmer, he tells me, and more is the pity; Again enrapeur'd let me trace

It cannot be helped, welry, and then shrug we, Tly countenance' expreilive grace,

For he is engilled to read lectures at Rugby: Where beain, depictur'd without art,

Young Willum, his pupil, a bright constellation, The gende virtues of thy heari.

The pride or his heart, and che pride of the nation:

(Of * See our Magazine for Auguft, s. 129.


(Of talents fo lhining, is this the rewar?!) My sheep, by their Shepherd forsook,
He hath fint bim to Coventry: is it not hard? Lag, pent in their told till mid-day,
My friend Dr.

Ldi cordially greet: Whilst í by the tide of a brook
Pray tell him one Herschel, ý tirst time you meet, Would complain the dull hours away.
Hath found a new planet--a very good thing Not all the gay flowers of the field,
And taken poliellion, in name of the King. Whole sweetness perfum’d the soft air,
It is to be called the Georgium Sidus,

A joy to my senses could yield,
So we are consoled, whatever betide us.

Unless the lov'd Phabe were there.
For lof, of dominions we care not a tig or
A farthing, fince y we have found is much bigger. Alas! filly

swain, how I burn'd, This wonderful Herschel will certainly foon

Sure passion like mine ne'er appear'd; Discover, in earneít, a inan in the moon;

When abient, her abfence I mourn’d, For, with his dioptricks, 'tis very well known,

When pretent, her ablence I fear'd. Already he spies in that planet a town.

But now all this folly is o'er, He tells us, moreover, 'tis plain to be seen,

Since Phæbe to me has prov'd kind,

I sigh and I languith no more,
That ý ftars are all jeweis, red, yellow, blue, green.
If aught about phyfick the Doctor should alk,

But contentment in every thing find
You may say, of physicians so easy's the talk, Full joy in her presence I have,
That dropfies are cured without canule or cock, But her absence now breaks not my reft ;
And ev'ry thing else, by electrical shock:

For with her dear person she gave That Graham, whom Fame had reported was filed, Me her heart, to lock up in my breast. Hath return'd and re-made his celestial bed: Oh! how chearful my flocks now I guide, That Baume, the chemist, is coming from France At noon where to laite the fresh streams, To teach the Society Royal--to dance: Whilft I sing to the tune of 'Tweed Side, That Price, the great adept, transmuter of metals, On the pleasanter banks of the Thames. Makes silver and gold of oid sauce-pans and kettles: With such a brave chemist, how can we be poor? So now we may safely 1pend ten millions more. OCCASIONAL PROLOGUE :o the FoundA thousand thingselle I intended to say,

LINC, acted at the Tbezire-Royal in York, But my paper is fuil, and the post will not itay, So I kils you, and with you a very good day.

for ibe benefit of the LUNATIC ASYLUM.

Written by Mr. K EMBLE.

"ROM the mild regions of her native sky,
By the late DUKE of DORSET. She cast—and Sorrow heav'd her melting breast,
WAINS, I hate the boisterous fair,

As to her view pale Sickness stood confeil.
Who bold atlume a manly air;

Here treacherous Wafie attains her end by
Soft, unaffected, gentle be,

stealth, Sull the girl that’s made for me.

And, fiatt'ring, nowly faps the base of health;

There Fevers thont thro' every swelling vein, Let her not boast, like man, to dare

Now fire the lawless blood, now rack ihe brain. The dangers of the fylvan war;

Daughter of Heii, a direr fiend than War, With gentler 1parts delighted be

With haity ftride, Plague rushes from afar! The girl that Fate ordains for me.

Her savage pieafure grows on spreading death, Nor pert coquette, nor formal prude,

And parent nations orphan'd by her breath. Gay let her be, but never rude,

who lits on yonderitone, with hollow eye From airs, from flights, from vapours free;

And hand oul-itretch'd, imploring charity? She is the girl that's made for me.

'Tis hungry tumine--" Thou shalt ik no more,' Her well chofe dress, in every part,

Cry'd one-"but die, and thame that rich man's

dour." Be antful without shewing art;

Who was't fo cry'd? The monarch of the dead, From all fantastic fallnions tree,

As from yon grave he rear'i t.is mcatre head, She is the girl that's made for me.

Piry wih smiles beheid his friendly brow, Loose flow her locks, without constraint,

And bail'd him- curer of a cureiut woe.Her healthy cheeks iet Nature paint,

She spoke, and toaming tienz darted by, In all a goddess seein to be,

Strength in his hand, and murder in las eye--
But prove a woman itill to ine.

Sadly Ine sigh'd, and as the turn'd away
Heard calmer Melanchuy's pensive lay----

The love-lorn virgin, wandering thro' the gloom

Of yew-bound church-yards and the mouldering

tomb, By the late DUKE of DORSET.

Sung to the moon of “ Murg'rer's grimly ghost,'' OW fresh does the morning appear,

O: Henry's broken vows, and Era los

Here Piry wept, and trom her tears arose Oh! how bleit is the fwain that is clear

A kind ASYLUM for the mad-one's wues. From the pains of unfatistied love.

Hail to the wond'rous arts that can dispense No slumber thele eyes ever knew,

The genial floods of renovated fente!
Whilft Phæbe remain'd unpolless'd;

And bletlings crown your breasts who feel there From friends and companions I Bew,

A stranger to friendidip and raita

As far the heaviest human nature knows!
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HEN we contemplate in ideá limits of all human penetration. ve

of this earthas be are able to determine the figure, fize, held from a great distance, and at and motion of the planets; to calculate the same time compare it with the the course of their fatellites; to weigb, other heavenly bodies, its vast fize as it were in a balance, the mountains immediately vanishes, and it appears of the moon, and even to mark out a like an ant hill compared to a huge path for the comets; nay, we proceed mountain. It revolves annually round so far as to indulge ourselves in fpecuthe fun, from whose influence it re lations concerning the condition and ecives both heat and ligìt. Of the qualities of the inhabitants of other other five planets, which in like manner worlds; and in the mean time are so move round the sun, Saturn is 1030 little acquainted with our own habitaand Jupiter 1480 times larger than our tion, that we do not even know, whether globe; the latter, moreover, has four, there is water or land under the poles. and the former five fatellites, or moons, For any thing we know, there is no together with a large ring. By the animal, except man, upon our globe, united assistance of science and art, who, by the contemplation of nature, we are enabled to satisfy our curiosity, is led to acknowiedge a creator. For and to see and admire this glorious and him, therefore, we may reafonably consublime {pectacle. But, besides these clude, was this planet fitted up and fixteen bodies, which, without men- adorned. We find, likewise, a number tioning the comets, move round the of traces and daily discover new ones fun, we observe an innumerable mul- which fully evince, that the whole titude of fixed stars. It is in the structure has been with the greates higheit degree probable that these are wisdom contrived, and with the greatest the centers of other systems of stars, difcernment adapted to this very purwhich perhaps, compared to our fun, pose.-Extremes in magnitude excite are as large as the latter is in compa- our admiration, and redound to the rison to the planet which we inhabit. honour of the artist who formed and The Galaxy or milky way consists en produced them. What can be more tirely of worlds, the light of which magnificent, what can be a nobler hardly reaches us; and the number of subject for contemplation, than the those, of which we have not the least unmeasurable extent of the celestial cognizance, is, perhaps, still more can- faces? The light, that incomprehenfiderable.

sibly rapid and subtle matter, which Confiderations of this kind muft penetrates through the thickeft glass, certainly suffice to humble our pride, and comes in fix minutes from the sun and eradicate that presumptuous notion to our earth, fo that its velocity may that the whole of this prodigions and be estimated at least at 1,600,000 masterly contrivance of the creation miles in a minute, this very light, nes was undertaken and completed purely vertheless, with all its vatt rapidity of for the sake of man. This idea is just motion, takes more than three years as absurd as the pretensions of the time to arrive at our globe, by a direct Troglodytes, who maintain, that the course from the fixed stars: these lucarth was made entirely for them. But minous bodies that glow and sparkle however small and inconsiderable our with such a vivid fire being at leaft: carth may appear under this point of 1,150,000,000,000 miles distant from view; on a closer inspection, it proves Let us figure to ourselves a globe, an unfathomable abyss, far beyond the the semi-diwneter of which is equal in

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length to this space; it will certainly which, exiting in every part of the
be of an enormous size; but the distance terraqueous globe, are yet by their ex-
from its surface to the most remote treme minuteness concealed from our
heavenly body must be ftill much view: All these are furnished with
greater. By means of a good telescope members, circulating juices, one or
we discorer on a little spot of the more organs of sense, and other inftru-
heavens more stars than we can see in ments or life and motion. Is not the
the whole firmament with the naked imagination bewildered as much in the
eye; it is probable, however, that there contemplation of these smaller parts of
are a great many more, which we are the creation, as in the wide expanse of
not able to defery with the best glaffes. the heavens? And that the inconlide-
Let us now again turn our thoughts to rable bulk of the smallest of them may
our own habitation, and its minutoit not cause thein to be unheeded anii
products. An ore, a metal, a crytial forgotten, the most important offices
excites our admiration; but still more in the economy of Nature are allotic
does a plant, when with due attention themi a), whereby they obtrude them,
we consider, how from a small feed it felves as it were on our notice, anii
grows out of the earth; and after hav- compel us to have a more intimate ac-
ing thrown out ftalks and leaves, at quaintance with them. In fine, through-
Length produces flowers and fruits. out all Nature it is so ordered, that
But the subjects of the animal kingdom every creature gets its sublistence in
most of all attract the attention of a proportion to its diligence; and the
reasonable being. They possess many more faithfully it performs the duties
more properties than plants, and those of its vocation, the more it thrives
of a superior kind; they are endowed and profpers; fo that diligence is con-
with the power of voluntary motion, ftantly rewarded, and negligence inceta
and by means of cne or more external with its due punishment.
fenfes, are capable of discerning the The innumerable swarms of animals
bodies that surround them. Of these with which the earth is covered re-
animals the structure of the fmaller, quire maintenance and support. If
which are, nevertheless, often invested they subfifted upon each other, this
with uncommon powers, seems to us goodly theatre of the univerfe would
more artificial than that of the larger be converted into a hideous charnel-
fort. Nature, perhaps, produces with house, or a gloomy den of ravenous
the same ease animals and stones, small batts. As things are now ordered,
organized bodies ad large ones; but, there are only fome few animals of
according to our manner of conceiving prey, which ferve to consume the cor-
things, the former is infinitely more rupt and putrid carcases; to carry on
difficult than the latter.

the fick, mained, and infirm, and to Who is there that does not admire a prevent one fpecies of animals from inwatch of the size of a pea more than a creasing beyond the limits requisite in iarze town clock: fuppofing both of the economy of nature. And thirt them to go equally right? In fact, it even these may not exert a too immo. feumis as if Nature wrought entirely derate Mare of violence, Nature has according to our conceptions(a). Her beltowed on this kind of animals a great great and principal end is to produce degree of indolence, with a power of animals, and those in fo much the bearing hunger for a long time; hence greater number, the fmaller they are(a). they feldom go out in quett of prey, Thousands of millions of insects, so but when urged by extreme neceilitya finall as almost to escape our fight, In fact, it is, the vegetable kingwhen aided by the beit magnifying dom that is more particularly approglasses, swarm round about us in the priated to the maintenance of animals, earth, in the waters, and in the air; in this department, too,. of Nature's and who can tell che number of those works we find a number of variations

(a) 5 211. The feftions here referred to ar: to be found in our illustrious author':“ PHYSICAL CrocRAPHY;" a work highly esteemed on the continent: and to what the essay now presented to the public is prehixed, by way of lucroductwn. a $207.


and deviations from the general plan; even setting aside the degree of ornaalthough they are by no means so fre- ment and other uses arising from these quent as in the animal kingdom. charming pleasure-gardens of Nature.

Animals, as well as plants, have It is likewise absolutely neceflary, need of a firin and folid base, whereon both for plants and animals, that they to rest. And this purpose is answered mould be environed with a fluid adapt. by the mineral kingdom.

ed to their conftitution. For this purThe surface of this is remarkably pose there are provided two different uncven. In consequence of which dif

oceans: the one of water, occupying position, not only a greater number, the lowett parts of the surface of the but also different kinds of animals and earth; the other composed of a lighter vegetables find room on it, and situa- matter, which surrounds this planet of tions peculiarly adapted to their dif- our's on all sides, under the denominaferent constitutions: some thriving best tion of the atmosphere. In one or the on mountains, fome on hills, others other of these oceans all animated boin flat countries, and others again in dies are severally distributed; a very vales and hollow situations. I do not small number excepted, which enjo mean here to assert, that this is the the privilege of shifting from one to sole end and purpose of the earth's the other for a longer or morter time. farface being formed with such inequa- To one portion of animals the bottom lities. For this very disposition of it of these oceans is assigned for their occasions likewise the formation of constant and perpetual abode; of this Thade; produces springs (b) and rain((), kind are those belonging to the class of keeps the water in a continual circula worms, and the major part of quadrupeds tion about the earth (d), and has many existing in the atmospheric ocean; and other important uses in the economy in the watery, the vast multitude of of nature. The views of Providence zoophytes, corals, snails, muscles, are always effected by the fewest means some of the amphibia, and some others, poffible. In every department of Na- chiefly fuch as being predatory animals, ture’s works each co-operates and gives or living on carrion, are destined 10 force to the other; and all unite to keep the bottom clean, by seeking produce the effects requisite to the their fubfiftence from off it. Others continuation and perfection of the eco are endued with the power of floating nomy of the whole system. To this, up and down in the medium that fur the number of inhabitants greatly con rounds them, as birds and infects in tributes: accordingly, we find theftrict- the air; and in the water, whales and eft economy practised with regard to most other kinds of fish. And as Aying room. As much as the earth's surface fish are capable at times of rising into is enlarged by its inequalities, yet fill the air; in like manner fea-gulls and this would not sutrice; if the deficiency water fowl have the faculty of diving were not made up by trees. One fin- into the water, gle tre, which does not occupy more Motion and change seem to be in ihan a i quare foot or two of the fur- the highest degree necessary to the duface, is equal in this respect to many ration and continuity of nature's fythousands of plants. By this means Item. In the whole corporeal universe what a multitude of quadrupeds, birds, we do not know a single particle that is and infects are lodged and supported; at absolute reft; but, not to go beyond the for which so trifing a spot of earth limits of our own habitation, let us, could not otherwise poslibly afford for a moment examine our own planet either refuge or nourishment Now, in this refpect. The earth revolves if we reckon up the space thus gained round its own axis once in 24 hours; on the earth's fuperficies by the inter. by which means every point of its vention of woods and groves, it will surface, excepting at the poles, is conappear a matter of the highest impor- tinually thifting its place, with a tance when considered in this light, greater or less degree of velocity, ac

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