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422 Poetical ESSAYS in SEPTEMBER,

1751 Unstain'd with guilt, yet pitying those who Thy rival once, thy rival now no more, fall,

Unenvy'd bids the all her sweets explore ; And always ready, when the wretched call, And curft by thy prevailing deftiny, To dry their tears, to check the rising figh, Still showers down blessings on thy bride Hear their complaints, and soon relief ap- and thee. ply.

[ftall, Compelld by fate, the charmer I resign; Whilft others fought the mitre, or the Nor will I at thy happier lot repine : You ftill declin'd the oft repeated all ; The love of Mira has my soul rehn'd, Preferr'd a private scene, and chose to thine And from ungenerous passions purg'd may In holy leffons, and a life divine.

mind.

(on me, O could thy words thy spirit now impart, Had heaven bestow'd the glorious prize To calm this fiutt'ring restless thing, my And you like Thyrfis lov'd, if that can be ; heart;

[Aow ! Imparadis'd within the fair one's arms, What peace would then from resignation Blek in her smiles, and lord of all her Such peace as pious souls can only know.

charms, Yet 1, alas ! immers'd in anxious Even then, reflecting on the joys you loft, thought,

A generous sympathy some lighs had cost Lament, regret, and fill retain my fault : By my own joys i could have guess'd Thou, like a parent, gladly wouldA relieve

your pain,

(vain ; Ey'n cares and fears, which fancies only And almost with'd, you had not lov'd in give.

To fate alone have given the dear success, From the I find no biggot's four dil- Nor thought my merit greater, nor yours dain,

less. Thy friendly accents mitigate my pain; O! if a wretch, dead frozen by disdain, Nor are thy labours all bestow'd in vain. Can e'er by sunny love be warm'd again ; Partial to me, my present ease you fought, Then quickly, heaven, bright Mira's loís Fruitless attempt ; no more indulge the repair

[fair. thought.

By some kind nymph, compassionate as Be my immortal part thy future care ; May Mira's milder glances arm her eye ; To the omniscient address thy prayer, Her cheeks may Mira's modest crimson That my great change may terminate in

dye ;

(grace, bliss,

Her smiles may Mira's winning sweetness And every wordly hope be lost in this.

And Mira's lilies blossom in her face : So then, when dire disease, or racking The same her features, be her mind the pain,

(vain, Shall prove Machaon's care and science

And Mira's virtues add to Mira's frame. The eye-balls ftiffen, and the pulse beats

Then, to compleat the workmanship di. low,

[show ; vine, And quiv'ring jaws convulsive motions

Give her a heart as truc and fond as mine : If in these moments, bleft with reason ftill, With mutual fames our faithful boroms Able to pray, to think, to with, or will; warm ; One earnest prayer I'll offer for my friend, Let her like Thyrfis love, like Mira charma. To crown his labours, and to bless his end,

I ask no more, in love compleatly blert, Nottingham, July 7, 1751.

Let av'rice and ambition take the rest.

August 9, 1751. To a Successful RIVAL: MHRICE happy Damon! to thy long- A SONG. On Mrs, M - Woffon's ing arms

Vift to Ireland, in July, 1757. Has Mira now refign'd her virgin charms ! 0, may she still improve thy rapturous joy!

AVINIA, whom so long we mourn'd, For never can her chaste endearments cloy. Thrice happy lover! prize thy beauteous Again Me gilds Ierne's plains,

(more. And cheers anew its drooping rwains. Nor heaven can grant, nor mortal covet She joy o'er ev'ry visage spreads, And when that face, where blooming in. And ev'ry plant her influence sheds ; nocence

The fields Cheir verdure fresher show, Unfully'd thines, less luftre fhall dispense ; The flowers with richer colours glow. May time, for every charm hs weakens Where-e'er the treads, there pleasure there,

moves, With some new virtue recompence the fair: The graces ihere, and there tho loves ; That ro thy riper passion ftill may find The femblance in each part is seen, Fresh beauties in her undecaying mind. Her face, her fhape, her angel mien : So mall enamour'd Mira find in thee But who can say the fond surprize, That love, that faith, the might have The hear'a that glances from her eyes ; prov'd in me.

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same ;

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face :

Poetical Essays in SEPTEMBER, 1751. 423 Ah! there, bewitching softness dwells, Beauty's, alas ! a fading flow'r, More binding then e'en magick spells, That comes, that goes, within an hour, Oh! could we stay the lovely maid,

That lives, by turns, and dies !

What then avails a painted face,
Or, would some pitying pow'r persuade

Or what a shape, with ev'ry grace,
Her, here, for ever to remain,
To give us golden days again ;

That's delicately fine ?

Beauties like these to time give way, And gently o'er our hearts prefide,

They last but one short fiying day, Our focks, our lawns, and what befde ; Then bless'd, our time would glide away, No more, then, yours, than mine.

From hence, my fair, then wisely learn, Happy bençath her downy (way.

With just contempt the girl to spurn, Os ibe macb admired Miss Jenny Low, a ce- Whore worth we no where find : lebrared Beauty

Despise the giddy thoughtless maid,
HEN Florio talks of Sachariffa's Who prizes beauty that will fade,
charms,

{arms, Regardless of her mind.
Her shape, her well-tura'd neck, and Inowy Go wiser thou, improve thy mind,
With lavish tongue he dwells on every grace, With all the virtues thou canft find,
And points out all the wonders of her

And ev'ry focial grace :

Learn thou t'adorn thy growing sense,
Just so, he cries, in Cyprus once was (The gen'rous gift of providence}
seen
[lian queen!

And leave to heav'n thy face.
Love's powerful goddess, bright Ida. No longer then, ye lovely fair,
Such were her eyes, her skin, her air, With pride regard your flowing hair,
her mien !

Or neck, or eyes, or nore : The much lov'd theme, ftill ftudious to Remember outward graces fade, prolong,

And, oh, the faireft loveliest maid Another Venus 'tis infpires his song ;

Falls like the blushing rose ! Fond youth, give o'er, thy images are faint,

D. R. If thou henceforth perfection's self would'At paint,

[ftow, REFLECTIONS on ibe Uncertainty of all And on thy nymph uncommon praise bea

Sublunary Enjoyments. Swear that the looks, and moves, and OW vain is man ! how Autt'ring are talks like Low !

[destroys : Her beauties, quicken'd by the powers

When, what one moment gives, the next of sense,

Hope and despair fill up his round of life, Charm my rapt foul with double elo. And all his days are one continual strife ; Venus but half describes her excellence. Still struggling to be rich, yet always poor, In her rejoice, ye lift'ning worlds around;

Because ambition makes bim cover more : Virtue, long fied, may e'en at

Reason (which ought to be his only found !

[filence breaks, guide) When e'er, transporting thought The He wildly barters for an anxious pride ; She looks like Venus-like Minerva (peaks, And all his hopes are but uncertainty, In pity to mankind, bright nymph, forbear'; The parent of despair and misery. O! do not talk so well-or look less fair a Thus foolishly roll on the days of man, Form'd for delight-fatal in this alone ; (A tedious journey, tho' a little span.) You can doom thousands yet can bless but The court, the park, the play are pompous

wiles,

To make him fancy that his fortune (miles; BEAUTY: An Opz. Addressed to a LADY. When like a jile she turns his joy to grief,

By disappointment of his fond belief; Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain. Sol. And cool reflection teaches him to see ET others boast a form compleat, The giddiness of all his vanity.

His Telf-conceit, his fancy'd' pow'r and And praise a publick toast.

ikill, 'Tis not of these, we mean to tell,

Which bid defiance to th' Almighty's will, Since inward graces far excel,

Destroy'd by secret springs, he knows noc | All that the face can boast.

how, Tis virtue, virtue, we adore,

Should learn him to th'almighty will to bows Than all the gifts of fortune more,

For to his providence alone we owe
Or all this world can give :

All we poffefs of good, and all we know; Virtue adorns the human mind,

"Tis he, who raises us, and brings us low. 'Tis virtue beautifies mankind,

Cease then, proud man l of thy own And points the way to live.

strength to boalt, What boois a face from freckles free, Who, thy Golf, cand lide do at moft: Or what the cheeks where we may fees Ten thousand graces rise ?

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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,

[scene ;

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

September, 175*

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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