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Poetical ESSAYS in APRIL, 1751.
To wander, and imbibe the vernal breeze,

Impregnate with the balm of blottom'a E shepherds and nymphs, who inhabit

the plain,

(glad strain, Read but these maxims by example taught, Tune all your brick pipes, and be this the They'll entertain, but give no pain to Propitious the morn be that (miles on our thought ;

sports ;

(courts : Here's nothing, but th' o'erfowing of a Free from envy, that constant attendant on To all the world benevolent and kind ;

'Tis ibe day ebas Alexas and Cbleris bave Which of content, and (acred peace posest, cb9fe

[xvoes Is then, when others are, more fully Their bands to unite, and to sofren life's blest.

Ne'er on this day let contention be known; Pardon, great man! (if goodness gives the

Nor care, that for ever attends on a throne ;. name)

But, frolick and gay, let each nymph and Nor think it, to be prais'd by me, a Mame:

her (wain

[plain : For could my muse do justice to your mind,

In gambuls and sports fill rejoice on the You should be lov’d, esteem'd by all man

'Tis i be day tbat Alexas, &c. kind.


May Norms, that huge towers and castles invade,

(they are laid

And thake their proud tops till in duft CONCILIUM AMICABILE:

Fly harmless o'er them, and their cottage OR,

ne'er move ;

(their true love, Advice to a Friend at Rinsy. That each fhepherd may fing, who beholds.

'Tis ibe day ibat Alexas, &c. Wboremongers and adulterers, God will judge.

Heb. xiii. 4.

Free from malice and strife may the happy

pair live; HEN sultry autumn, and the dog

No misfortunes bemoan or unhappily grieve ; reign,

Content fill attend them in bed and at And deadly plagues infest each rural plain;

board ;

(with her lord : Abstain from burning lust, and filthy love,

He pleas'd with his fair, and the pleas'd The wounds of Cytharea mortal prove.

Sing the day that Alexas, &c. Just now, methinks, I see you stretch'd at length,

[strength ;

May fortune ne'er frown, or imbitter theis

days, Like Ærop's frog, depriv'd of healch and

(increase ;

But add to their loves, and their flocks still With half á nose, and ghafly looks, that

And blessings on bleilings each year may she pray


[fully fing, For gloomy night, and ficken at the day. If you, on Ep D--ns, do pleasure

That each shepherd and nymph may chear.

'Tis ibe day obat Alexas, &c.
With e'ery tawdry lady of the lake ;

Know, that falle colours are by pirates

OTHING, dear madam, nothing is
[ging torn ;

more true, That barks are Matter'd, and their rig

Thana Mort maxim much approv'd by you; Therefore, friend R t B-, guard

The lines are there : “ We by experience thy own.

know, O! stay at home, and rove not from thy

“ Within ourselves exifts our bliss or woe." wise,

Tho'round our heads the goods of fortune The only solid comfort of thy life :

Augment her joys ; be faithful to her bed ; Dazzle they may, but cannot chear the soul.
Thou would it not like it, if she horn'd Content, the fountain of eternaljoy,
thy head.

(pain, Can riches purchase, or can want destroy ?
Dear is the pleasure that is bought with No, born of heav'n, its birth it will main.
How many men have wicked whoredom tain,
Main ?

No Nave to power, nor the prize of gain : O! cursed lewdness, damn'd infernal Say, who can buy what never yet was told ? thing,

(bring? No wealth can bribe her, nor no bonds can
What mischiefs, what diseases, doft thou hold:
Thou send' At the soul to everlasting home, Sometimes the deigns to mine in lofty halls, :
Quite unprepar'd to meet its dreadful Buc found more frequent in a cottage walls;

Her flight from thence too often is decreedes
Whill in the earth the rotten body's laid, Then poverty is doubly cursid indeed.
To poison worms, before its time decay'd, Content and bliss, which differ but inname,
Repent, O! R-t, now, whill thou Alike in natures and their end the same,
hait breath,

Fait bound together in e:ernal chains.
For God will surely judge thee after dcastle This as the end-ile other an the means,

Will 5



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184 Poetical Essays in À PRIL, 1751)
Will ne'er divide. But who enjoys the one, " Is this man bleft ?-He may be loa
Muft find the other ere the setting fun.

" But when ?
Then where ? Ah where do these fair " Why, when his thousands rise to num-
fifters fly?

“ (hold, Beneath the northern or the southern sky? “ From ten to twenty, and from twentyCourts do they love ? the Senate, or the “ To one round million of bright sterling town,


o gold ;"
Or the fill village and the healthful Not there we stop, for avarice will crave
Say, do they like Humilo's humble vest, Till it Thall meet with its grand Gure, the
Or the gay diamonds on Belinda's breast ?

To none of these, alas! are they confin'd, Lavinia's bleft with all that man desires,
But the still bofom and the virtuous mind. With eyes that charm, and reason that in-
Sec Glaro seated on his gilded car, (war, spires;

[thining days,
Whore Atubborn paflions wage continual Youth, wealth, and friends, to gild her
Who cannot call that ravaged heart his own, The poor man's bleiling, and the rich
Where vice and virtue struggle for the man's praise ;

[extreme, throne.

With judgment sound, and touch'd by no
Sec rage appearing in that hoftile frown : Speech gently flowing, and a soul serene i
Now fears diftract him, and now pica For ever pleasing, and for ever true,
sures drown,

By all admir'd, envy'd by a few :
Now turns to heav'n with repentant tears : “ Then she is happy, tho' beneath the sky,
But the next hour at his chaplain (neers : “ Hold, not fo harty :-Let her husband
This day a beast, the next a reasoning man; “ die."
Behold him right, then envy, if you can. Then who are happy, 'will be hard to
Pale Livia too who pants beneath the


Since undisturbid it seldom lasts a day :
Of irksom jewels and afflicting state ; For who in smiles beholds the morning fun,
Whose glass and pillow do her time divide, May weep before his Thort-liv'd journey's
At once oppress'd with fickness and with done.

All pleasures satiate, and all objects cloy ; The Thapely stays her aking ribs confine, We crave, we gralp, but loath the tarted and in her ears the fparkling pendents shine. joy :

(tune's smile, Yet not a joy the tortur'd wretch can feel, Nor wealth nor beauty, friends nor forBeyond Ixon on his rolling wheel.

Can bless our moments, tho' they may
See restless Chloc, fond to be admir'd, beguile :
Of joy impatient and as quickly tir'd; Nor wit with happiness can often grow,
When first her eye-lids open on the day, A helpless friend, if not an errant foe.
With eager haste the gobbles down her tea, Where then ? O where shall happiness
And to the park commands her rolling

be found?

(round, wheels,

Say, Mall we search the rolling world a.
Yet fighs and wishes for the rural fields : On borrow'd pinions travel chro' che lky,
Then back to cards and company she flies, Or to the centre drive our piercing eye?
Then for the charms of melting mufick dies. Ceare, busy fool : Is happiness thy care?
At cve the play, assembly, or the ball ; Pierce thy own breast, and thou wilt find
She hates them lingly, yet would grasp 'em

it there :


Drive thence the parlions, and the guilt With languid spirits and appal'd defires, And call fair virtue to the polith'd cell ; She to her closet and her book retires. Call soft content with all her smiling train; But soliende offends the sprightly fair ; Peace for thy health, and patience for thy Reading Me loaths, and thought she cannot pain :

[know bear.

[flies, Then, not till then, O man, thy heart shall Then to her chamber and her couch the Bliss so ador'd, but seldom found below. Where gilded chario's swim before her eyes.

N E L L Y.
In vain for Deep Mhe folds her weary arms, DORN'D with grace, wit, sense, and
Who wou'd be Chloe to enjoy her charms?

sparkling ease, [please ; In yonder path Sir Thrifty we behold, Each charm to conquer, and each art to With heaver drooping, and with garments In manners modest, and with wisdom gay ; old;

In converse chearful, or intent at play ;
Whofe dirty linen Mews no mark of pride, Exempt from pride, tho' in the bloom of
Nor sparkling laces deck his Nender lide; youth ;
Whole heavy scul, a saucy wir would swear, A foe to wrangling, with a zeal for truth :
Was made exactly to his easy chair.

Crown'd with each gift of nature and of art,
Whore tasteless senses ask for nothing new, That can allure the sense or touch the heart :
Whose meals are tem prate, and whols Averle to censure, gentle in debate ;
pleasures few :

Perfect the seems, and delicaiely great.


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Monthly Chronologer.

N Saturday, March 30, came on the election for a member of parliament for Newark upon Trent, in the room of Job Staunton

Charlton, who accepted of place, (see p. 141.) when on the con. clusion of the poll the numbers stood thus, viz. for Mr. Charlton 280, and for Mr. Cracrost 276; fo that the former was rechosen.

TUESDAY, April 2, At the aflizes at Kingston, for the county of Surrey, the seven following criminals received sentence of death, viz. Thomas Stanley, for robbing justice Clark on the highway, of a watch and balf a guinea ; William Nisbet, for robbing Caffel Mellerín on the highway, of a horse, faddle, bridle and whip, and twelve shillings ; Joseph Fisher, for robbing Jane Friend on the highway, of a handketchief, a pound of lugar, and a quantity of worsted; Joseph Chambers, for robbing Sir Thomas Han. key of a gold watch, and two guineas and a half; James Mouser, for robbing Richard Solly and John Croft in a poft.chaise ; Robert Cheeseman, for robbing John Lang. ley on the highway, of 375, 5d. and Peter Matthews, for murdering an oyster woman at Croydon, Nisbet, Chambers, Cheeseman, and Matthews, were, on the 24th, executed on Kennington-Common.

THURSDAY, 4, Was beld a general court of the SouthSea company, in which a motion was made, That, as the company's term of trade with Spain was determined by the late treaty of peace between this crown and that of Spain, it is the opinion of this gee neral court, that 15 directors, with a governor, sub-governor, and deputy-gover. nor, are sufficient to manage the affairs of that company; and that in all future elections of directors, 15 only shall be ckofen. And the question being put, it pated in the negative. Whereupon a division was demanded, and the numbers Atood thus : Against the question 71. For the question 49. But a ballot was demanded, to be taken on the 18th.

THURSDAY, IT! This morning the five following male. factors were executed at Penenden-heath, near Maiditone, pursuant to their sentence, Viz. Anne Smith, for the murder of her bastard child ; Peter Furlonger, for rob. bing cape. Montague in a post.chaise.; and

April, 17586

Derby Hurley, Francis Conner, and George Steed, for several robberies on the higli. way.

A gang of the most notorious villains, who have (or many years past been concerned in robbing the merchants of this city of their goods and merchandize upon the river Thames, and several buyers and receivers of the fame, have been discovered by the information of one Joseph Hopkins, and several persons have been apprehended upon the same, and committed to the New Goal, Southwark, by William Hammond, Esq.

FRIDAY, 12, A fine and curious hearse, covered and 'lined with black velvet, and adorned with a crown and fix ducal coronets, was drawn by fix horses, covered with velvet hvods and tails, to Leicester-house, where the corpse of his royal highness was put in between 11 and 12 o'clock, twelve of his highness's servants attending the hearse, in deep mourning, and carried to the Prince's Chamber adjoining to the house of peers, attended by four of his highness's coaches, drawn by fix horses, in mourning. In the first were his grace the duke of Chandos, groom of the stole to his highness, and the earl of Middlesex, master of the horse, with the urn that contained the bowels of his royal highnels. In the second, the duke of Queensbury and the lord North and Guildford. In the third, Sir John Rush. out, Bart, and George Doddington, Erq; his highness's creasurer. In the last, Henry Drax, Esq; his highness's secretary, and

John Evelyn, Elq; followed by the remainder of his servants. All the horses in the several coaches were likewise covered with black velvet hoods, and their tails also covered with black velvet.

SATURDAY, 13. This morning, at half an hour after one o'clock, the bowels of his late royal highDels were carried from the Prince's Chamber by four yeomen to Henry the VIIth's chapel, attended by the dukes of Chandos and Queensbury, the earl of Middlesex, the lord North and Guildford, Sir John Rulhout, Bart. George Doddington, Henry Drax, and John Evelyn, Esqrs. and there interred. And at nine o'clock ac night the royal corpse was deposited in the same vault. The procession began at half an hour after eight, and passed thro' the Old Palace-yard to the south-east door of Westminder-abbey, and so direaly to Aa



the steps leading to Henry the VIl'h's cha. the procession immediately before the offi.
pelo The ceremonial was as follows, viz. cer of arms, with wax tapers in their
knights mathal's men, with black staves, hands, and properly habited, and began
two and two. Gentlemen servants to his the common burial service (no anthem be-
royal highness, two and twn, viz. pages ing composed on this occafion) two drums
of the presence. Gentlemen ushers, quare beating a dead march during the service.
ter waiters, two and two. Pages of ho Upon entering the chapel, the royal body
nour. Gentemen ushers, daily waiters. * Was placed on treliels, the crown and
Physicians, Dr. Wilmot, and Dr. Lee. cushion at the head, and the canopy held
Houshold chaplains, clerk of the cloret, over, the supporters of the pall ftanding
* Rev. Dr. Ayscough. Equerries, two and by; the chief mourner and his two sup-
two. Cierks of the houshold or green porters seated in chairs at the head of the
cloth, James Douglass, Esq; and Sir John corpse; the lords affiftants, master of the
Cun, Bart. Master of the houshold, lord horse, groom of the stole, and lords of
Gage. Solicitor-general, auditor, and at the bedchamber on both fides ; the four
torney-general, Paul Joddrell, Esq; Charles white-staff officers at the feet, the others
Montague, Esq; Hon. Henry Bathurst, feating themselves in the falls on each fide
Esq; Secretary, Henry Drax, Erq; Comp the chapel ; the bishop of Rochester, dean
troller and treasurer to his royal highness, of Westminster, then read the firft part of
Robert Nugent, Esq; and the earl of Scar the burial service ; after which the corp'e
borough, with their white staves. Stew was carried to the vault, preceded by the
ard and chamberlain, with their white white staff officers, the master of the
ftaves. Chancellor to his royal highness, horre, chief mourner, his supporters and
Sir Thomas Bootle. An officer of arms. assistants, garter king at aris going before
The master of the horse, earl of Middle them. When they had placed themselves
sex. Ciarencieux king at arms, Stephen near the vault, the corpse being laid up-
Martin Leake, Esq; bearing the coronet on a machine even with the pavement of
upon a black velvet cushion ; with a gen the chapel, was by degrees let down into
tleman usher on each hand. The body, the vault, when the bishop of Rochefter
covered with a black velvet pall, adorned went on with the service ; which being
with eight escutcheons, and supported by ended, garter proclaimed his late royal
fix caris, viz. Earls of Portmore, Firzwil higliness's titles in the following manner :
Siams, Bristol, Macclesfield, Stanhope, and Tbus in barb pleased Almigbly God to take
Jersey ; under a canopy of black velvet, out of ebis tranfitory life, io bis divine mercy,
borne by eight of his royal highness's gen ibe moft illuftrious Friderick, Prince of Wales,
tlemen. Carter king at arms, John An &c. &c.
stis, Efq; with a gentleman usher on each The nobility and attendants returned in
hand. The chief mourner, duke of Somer the same order they procceded, at half an
let, with two supporters, viz. duke of Rut. hour after nine ; so that the whole cere.
lind, duke of Devonshire ; his train borne

mony lasted an hour. by a baronet, Sir Thomas Robinson. Amil

There was the utmost decorum obtants to the chief mourner, marquis of served ; and what is remarkable, tho' the Tweedale, marquis of Lothian, earls of

populace were extremely noisy before the Berkeley, Poterborough, Northampton, procession began, there was during the Cardigan, Winchelsea, Carlisle, Murray,

whole, a filence, that, if possible, added and Morton. The gentleman ulher of his to the solemnity of fo awful a fight. royal highness's privy-chamber, Edmund The guards each of them held two Bramston, Efq; The groom of the stole,

lighted flambeaux during the whole time. duke of Chandos. The lords of the bed As soon as the procession began to move, chamber to his royal highness, lord North two rockets were fired off in Old Palaceand Guildford, duke of Queensbury, earl of yard, as a signal for the guns in the Park to Inchiquin, earl of Egmont, lord Robert fire, which was followed by those of the Sutton, earl Bute, two and two. The Tower ; during which time the great bells master of the robes, John Schulz, Esq; of Westminster and St. Paul's cathedral The grooms of the bedchamber, John tolled, as did those of most of the churches Evelyn, Samuel Malham, Thomas Blud. in London. worth, Esqrs. Sir Edmund Thomas, Bart. Daniel Boone, Willian Bretton, Marcin The fallowing Inscriprion wat engraved on Madden, William Trevanion, Esqrs. and

Silver Plate, and offixed to tbe Coffin of bis Col. Powiet, two and (wo. Yeomen of Royal Higbness ebe Prince of Wales. guard to close the procession.

DEPOSIT UM The corpse of his royal highness was met Illuftriflimi principis Frederici Ludovici princie at the church door by the dean and preben. pis Wallia, principis cleEtoralis & baredi. daries, attended by the gentlemen of the farii Brunfvici & Lunenbergis ducis Cornu. shoir and king's scholars, who fell into


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biæ, Rorbelay & Edenburgi, maribionis highwayman, and robbed of 26 bags of Iofule de Ely. comitis Cipria, Carrick

letters. Elbom, vicecomitis Launceston, baronis The facred oratorio, called Meffiah, Renfrew of Snanden, demini Infularum, was performed in the chapel of the FoundSenescballi Scoria, nobiliffimi ordinis perif Jing Hospital, under the direction of George celidis equiris, & fantioribus conciliis Frederick Handel, Esq; who played a vo. majrfari reia, academic Dublinienfis cane, luntary upon the organ in the said per. cellarii ; filio primogeniti celfillimi poren.

formance. There was a great appearance rillimi excellentiffimi monarcbæ Georgii of persons of diftin&tion, and the amount Secundi, Dei Graria Magre Britannia,

of ihe tickets delivered out was upwards Frarcia & Hibernia regis, fidei defensoris,

of 600l. Obiie visejimo die Martii anno MDCCL, The question mentioned under the 4th

Æratis fuæ XLV. day was determined at the South Sea hovie MONDAY, 55.

by ballot, when the numbers were, for the The anniversary of the birth of his royal question 287, against i he queflion 284. highness the duke of Cumberland was ce." St. James's, April 20. His majefty has lebrated, who then entered into the gift

been pleased to order letters parent to pass year of his age.

under the great seal of Great Britain, TUESDAY, 16.

for creating his royal highness George Sir John Bosworth, Knt. having on this

William Frederick (prince of Great Brie day signified to the lord-mayor and court tain, electoral prince of Brunswick. Laof aldermen his defire to surrender the

nenburgh, duke of Edinburgh, marquis office of chamberlain of the city of Lon.

of the idle of Ely, earl of Elham, viscount don, a common hall was ordered to be of Launceston, baron of Snal. Jon, and held the joth inft. for accepting the said

knight of the most noble order of the gar.' surrender, and for the election of a proper

ter,) prince of Wales and earl of Chefter. person to succeed him. The candidates

The bill for naturalizing foreign protes. are Mr. deputy Harrison, Mr. deputy

tants was put off for two months. (Sec Hodges, Mr. deputy Pycroft, and Mr. Glover. The result of this choice fall

MONDAY, 22. be in our next.).

The feflions ended at the Old Bailey, WEDNESDAY, 17.

when the three following persons received Both houses of parliament rent messages

sentence of death, viz. Gerard Bunn, for of condolence to her royal highness the

robbing Frederick Benson, a foreirner, of princess of Wales. Her answer to the a coat, waistcoat, knife and handkerchief, Lords was as follows :

in his own dwelling-house : William My Lords,

Gibbs, for stealing 23 guineas out of the

dwelling house of John Duncombe : And I heartily thank you for this instance of

Edward Ward, for breaking the dwellingyour duty to the king, and regard to me

houle of Miles Childery, of Hackney, and under my great affliction.

stealing nine pewter dishes and a hit. To the Commons.

Forty were sentenced to be transported for Gentlemen,

seven years. I return you thanks for this proof of your The patent for creating his royal highduty to his majesty ; and am much obliged nels prince George, prince of Wales and to you, for the concern and regard you ex earl of Chester, palled the great seal this press on this melancholy occafion.

evening ; which the lord chancellor proThomas Lediard, Esq; attended by a sented him wilh the next morning. conftable and a party of guards, went this

TUESDAY, 23. night to the Long-room in James-Street, Justice Lediard, upon an information Westminster, where there was a masque given him, went, this night, to suppress a rade, in order to suppress the notorious piac most notorious afTembly of gamefters in a tice of gaming, for which such assemblies court near Bow.freet, attended by some are calculated. The whole was conducted conftables and a party of the guards ; but without opposition or mischief. Seven the doors were refused to be opened, teen were committed to the gatehouse, whereupon the justice ordered them to be some were discharged, and others gave forced, which was accordingly done, and sufficient bail, never to play at any unlaw the tables broke to pieces, and the owners ful game, or resort to any gaming-house. committed to the Gatehouse. But the Numbers escaped over the Park-wall, and pamesters made their escapes, whilft the other places, notwithstanding the vigilance doors were breaking open. of the magistrate and his affiftants. The

WEDNESDAY, 24. gaming, tables were broke to pieces,

'At the anniversary meeting of the go. THURSDAY, 18.

vernors of the London hospital the colo The post-boy, with the mail from Ciren. lections amounted to considerably more cefter, was attacked, this morning, he than 1oool. There were present the duke (ween Wickham and Uxbridge, by a single

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