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Poetical Essays for JULY, 1761.

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On MAY, wrote in APRIL, 1761.

All hail thy joys ! ihy short-liv'd glories hail !

[of night; THE virgin, when soften'd by May, Which foon must wither at th' approach 1 Attends to the villager's vows : Vet, ah! thus nature could my with avail, The birds sweetly bill on the spray,

Shou'd ever shine in varied beauty And poplars embrace with their boughs. bright On Ida, bright Venus may reign,

115. Adored for her beauty, above;

Come now, my muse, come let us wander We shepherds that live on the plain


[ing vale, Hail May, as the mother of love,

The dark-green meadow and the wind

. Where oft' the Naiads, in their wat'ry II.


[wail ; From the west, as it wantonly blows,

Reclining o'er their weeping urns, be: Fond zephir caresses the pine :

IV. The bee fteals a kiss from the rose,

Or softly steal where hid yon trees among, And willows and woodbines entwine ;

The wanton shepherd to his mistress fings. The pinks by the rivulet fide,

Thrice happy pair! to whom no cares bę That border the vernal alcove,

long, Bend downward to kiss the soft tide,

No pride seduces, and no envy stings. For May is the mother of love.

How sweet to wander, where in yonder May tinges the butterfly's wing;

groves He Autters in bridal array !

The plumy people answer lay for lay, If the larks and the linets now sing, In chearful innocence resound their loves,

Their musick is taught them by May. And all the foul of harmony display! The stock-dove recluse with her mate,

YI. Conceals her fond bliss in the grove; Ye flow'ry tribes, gay children of the fun, And murmuring seems to repeat,

Whose fragrance oft' perfumes the plea. That May is the mother of love.

fing breeze,


What time my eyes thro' all your beauties The goddess will visit ye foon ;

'Your odours chear me, and your colours Ye virgins be sportive and gay!


VII. Get your pipes, oh ye shepherds, in tune,

But Nowly ceasing, hark, we hear no more For music muft welcome the May. Would Damon have Phillis prove kind

The various music of the warblers float,

Save where involv'd, in yonder deeper And all his keen anguish remove,

bow's, Let him tell a fost tale, and he'll find That May is the mother of love.

Sad Pbilomela tunes her love-lorn potę. Berwick, May 25, J. CUNNINGHAM. Thou wilt not join, coy minstrel of the 1761.


[divine i

The wood-lands concert with thy notes E V EN ING.

Sweet trill the lays; byt ah! with whaç delight,

[with thine.

They'd strike the soul, when harmoniz'd W HILE faintly glimmers yonder purple

IX. ray,

[breaft; See, hrightest of the planetary train, And Phoebus links on Thetis" azure Refulgent Venus gilds th’ætherial way; Come, roher Evening, daughter of the day, Come now, ye lovers, rack'd with anxious Gay · fm ling goddess, in thy floating

pain, veft;

Hail with sweet melody, her genial ray.

X, Halte





Thus diffidence, left quite alone, Halte hence, my muse, see night's ap- With wary steps kept creeping on;

proaching car [tain's fide, While confidence, from wisdom free, Comes Nowly-winding down the moun Yet rambled without company; Grim queen! from me thy gloomy scenes They both in length of time were thrown be far;

[pride. By chance upon the self-fame town; Give me fair Evening in her modest When confidence, without a word,

Makes for the mansion of the lord, IMPUDENCE and MODESTY: (Whore mors-growo towers, for ages stood

Rever'd, emborom'd in a wood :) An ALLEGOR Y taken from the Third ESSAY

Straight up he rides, (mark, not bystealth). of Mr. HUME.

And knocks---the landlord's name was IN early days, when Jove began

Wealtb. 1 To regulate the human plan,

Ne'er tells the porter whence he came, He fettled thus affairs of stare;

To whom, his business, or his name. Plac'd confidence for virtue's mate, For 'twas his nature to intrude; With wisdom ever in debate.

The English would have thought him rude. On t'other hand, with judgment nice, According to good manners' rule, Join'd folly, diffidence, and vice.

Wealth met him in the veftibule ; The god was perfectly transported

By whom he was genteelly treated : That virtue was so well escorted;

Within finds vice and folly seated, Then at his word, they issued forth And joins their set ; for vice infifted, To east and west, to south and north ; That confidence shou'd be inlisted. But e'er alas! they journey'd far,

While diffidence, with down-caft eye, The parties were dispos'd to jar :

Had never once aspir'd so high, Wisdom, accustom'd to preside

To seek unalk'd the costly board,
O'er virtue's company, as guide,

Or awful presence of the lord ;
No beaten track e'en dar'd to tread, But saunter'd in the streets unknown,
Till the enquir'd which way it led,

'Till she had travers'd half the town; What barrs or dangers might occur; At length his lordship's tenant came Thus wisdom ever wou'd demur :

That way, ('twas Poverty by name) While t'other mate of virtue's train

Who ask'd her to his straw-built cot,
Thought sure all such enquiry vain ;

To share a simple tenant's lot:
Ne'er dreamt of dangers by the way, She enter'd; lo! within me found
And grew impatient of delay;

Virtue and wisdom run a ground; Regretted much his time mispent, (When wealth repuls'd them from his Alike to him what road he went.

door, Wisdom was well with virtue match'd, They straight took refuge with the poor) And soon infep'rably attach'd :

Virtue had pity on the fair, But confidence, all self-sufficient,

Admir'd her blush and decent air ; (Deeming himself no way deficient) While wisdom cou'd with ease discern, One morn, impetuous and blind,

That diffidence wou'd live and learn.
Rush'd on, and left his friends behind : Thus then admitted of their crew,
So far a head of virtue's train

So polith'd and refin'd she grew,
He got, they never met again.

With manners foften'd, that her name Mean wbile, in spite of Jove's decree, Hence meek-ey'd modesty became ; Diffentions rore 'mid t'other three ;

While be with vice and folly, great And there were quickly disunited;

Fell off, as soon, degenerate,
For folly groping, so near-fighted,

And underwent a change that hence
Thought she had first a fair precence, Affix'd the brand of impudence.
To Thelter under diffidence;

Mankind, who saw the social ties
Whore doubts their motions might retard ! Of jove, and nice dependencies,
But vice protested it was hard,

Nor yet the fell desertions knew
That daftard diffidence Mou'd steer, o Of virtue's or of vice's crew,
Or check him in his full career ;

Whene'er they ken the brazen front
Then whisper'd folly in the ear :

Of impudence advance, they're wont Away from diffidence they flew,

To think both worth and wisdom near, Nor ever came again in view.

And wonder that they don't appear :


Thus too shou'd modesty but trip the plain, When oft despairing of to-morrow's bread, They look for vice and folly in her train: All hopes were vanith'd, all dependence fied, But mark, when impudence now takes Of being fillid-- he came--reliev'd your pain, the lead

[mined, ( Supplied your wants, and brought content (Jove's just decree revers'd,) mankind

again. Find vice and folly there in virtue's stead; ) Brave and intrepid, when by inj'ries fir'd, Hence learni, tho' rais'd by fortune or by Resentment and disdain his breast inspir'd: blood,

Still honourand discretion warm'd hisheart, Still truly modeft are the wife and good. To a defiance of a viler part.

Instead of malice, each good with he gave An EPITHALAMIUM.

To win his foes;-true maxim of the brave, [ CELESTIAL Venus, child of Jove,

And tho they greatly wrong'd, yet ( dJoy-killing Cupid, god of love,

greatly he forgave: And merry Hymen now are met,

Thus brave, thus generous, and thus discreet, To make your joy and bliss complete.

So many virtues ne'er concentred met Hafte, Strephon, seize th' half-willing fair,

Within one breast, yet itill in bim theythone, Left the elude your am'rous, care,

And what he said or did was all his own. And from your fond embraces fly,

Then tremble censure, tho' he seem to spy Like a young partridge fleet and my.

The trifling more that dims another's eye. • See how the fair-one sweetly coy, Abburton.

• All foft confusion, meets the joy ;'
See her eyes dart uncommon fire ; SOLUTION of the ÆNIGMA in our
Her breasts rise high with soft defire;

MAGAZINE for May last.
Her cheek with scarlet blushes glows
Like lilies round a damask rose :

" THE name that's a proverb and term Of all the flow'rs that grace the fields,

of reproach, The rose the greatest fragrance yields;

That to labour and toil is inur'd, Cleora thus in grace exceeds,

That discarded from court serves the meanShe is the rose among the maids :

eft poor clown, O! may, blefs’d youth, the gods above

By the same a consumption's oft cur'd, Survey the pleasing toils of love;

That to carry the cross is its fate, we well And crown your vows with heav'nly joy,

And the bellowing noise of its roar, (know, A beauteous blooming girl, or boy.

To which angryBalaam gave many a blow,

And belabour'd its ribs a full score. Afbburton, 1761.


By these indications, I swear by the mass, Occafioned by the Death of Mr. Tho. L--D."

I believe your Ænigma’s nought else than

an Afs. O mibi poft ullos nunquam memorande sodales!

ANSWER to REBUS in laft MAGAZINE. W HILST some malicious seek to damn thy fame,'

'TIS love, enamour'd boy, “true beauty By hell inspir'd, regardless of the shame

inspires," Their actions merit, ftill with joy they strive, Kind parent of tendereft, softest desires; By every art, to make thy follies live; To this add two l's (you'll own I'm right) Let me, my friend, a jufter tribute pay

Thy chariner appears! no fair one so To thy remains, and gratefully display


[guide, Thy many virtues: Oh! ye powers, attend, To please the frank Lovell, make virtue thy Bleft love and friendship, and my verse Perhaps in due time she'll become your befriend.

fair bride. Sincere and just in friendship ever found, Glocefter, July 10, 1761. COOKE. To all alike he dealt his love around, To serve malicious foes with joy he srove,

A REBUS. And for their causeless hatred gave them The name of a play that is used at Honor,difcretion, bounty unconfin'd, [love,


[ftanding; Directed all his ways, and form'd his mind, Yet feldom or never is practis'd, when So truly sensible of others grief,

The name of a joint that a great many 'ove; Hed either sympathize or bring relief: And yet without such few persons can Witness, ye poor distress'd, how oft ye've

move; seen,

Both these put together will plainly now Your wants reliev'd and reconcil'd by him, The name of a town that many folks know, July, 1;61.




HISTORY of the Present War.

THE allied army which, in our last, marching on the right. Almoft at the

we left quietly encamped near War- same instant he heard, that the enemy had bourg, has since been in motion to some dislodged the advanced posts of ld. Granby, purpose, as appears by the following ac- and that they were advancing in a strong count, which was brought to his Britannic body towards his camp. majesty by col. Fitzroy, aid-de-camp to “There informations determined him the prince of Brunswick; and dated Hohe to make the fullowing difpofitions : he ornover, July 17, 1761.

dered lord Granby to maintain his ground " Since, che army occupied the camp of to the last extremity; lieutenant gen. WutHohenover, that of the enemy encamped at genau was ordered to march to the left, Soeft, under the command of prince Sou. to block up the high road from Lipstadt to bize, seemed to have been wholly employed Ham, and to act in concert with lord Granin reconnoitring our position, which was a by, whose right was to be supported by very advantageous one, on account of the the prince of Anhalt, who joined it with woods and defiles, which it was neceffary his left, his own right reaching to the Aast, to pass, in order to come up with us. There above Kircb-Derckern: lieut. gen. Conwas not a day in which our advanced pofts way replaced the prince of Anhalt between were not disturbed. His serene highness Illingen and Hohenover. The hereditary was inform’d, on the 13th in the evening, prince ordered lieut. gen. Bose to march that Soubize's army had made a motion with part of his troops to occupy the forwards; in consequence of which, he or- heights of Wambeln, and left count Kildered the bagagge away, and the army to mansegge on the side of Buderick. The hold itself in readiness to be put under greatest part of the artillery was distributed arms on the first signal. On the 14th, by count Schaumbourg Lippe on the front in the morning, the enemy's new camp was of the left. discovered, the right of which stretched “M. de Sporken, who was encamped at towards the convent of Pardeis and Soeit, Hertzfeld, was ordered to send fix battalithe left reaching to the heights of Rhune; ons and ix squadrons cver the Lippe, and all having appeared quiet there, the which were to support M. de Wutgenau ; baggage was ordered back. .

and he was to act with the rest in the His serene highness, however, thought manner he should think most proper. proper to make a movement with his army, " These difpofitions being made, his the intention of which was to reinforce the serene highness came to lord Granby's right wing. The hereditary prince was camp, which was attacked very briskly. at the extremity of ir, which extended as His lordship had taken his measures lo far as the village of Buderich, which was well, that he sustained the efforts of the guarded by a detachment. The body of the enemy till the arrival of M. Wutgenau, army occupied the heights of Wambeln, who, coming upon his left, and having and the prince of Anhault the ground be taken the enemy in Alank, they could not tween Illingen and Hohenover. Lord withstand these united efforts, and were Granby kept his position upon the heights driven back into the woods, after a fire of of Kirch-Derckern, and lieut. gen. Wut- artillery and fmall arms, which continued genau, who was encamped upon the heath till late in the nisbt. M. de Wutgenau of Untrup, marched by his right to ap kept the ground he had just gained : be proach the village of Kirch Denkern. The extended his right to Haus-Velinhausen, avenues and posts on the little river Aast, and turned his left towards the high road and Sultzbah, were guarded by the piquets of Ham, the defence of which place was of the army.

his chief object. We learnt from the pri. " This was our position, when his re- foners tliat marhal Broglio had decamped rene highness was informed on the 15th at hieak of day with his whole army from about fix in the evening, that Soubize's Erwite, in order to give us battle, in conarmy had struck their tents, and were junalion with that of prince Soubize. His


serene highness judging that the strongest commanded; but upon the news of the efforts would be made on our left, ordered defeat on their right, they were probably, general Howard to bring up the brigade of induced to give over their attacks in that foot commanded by lord Frederic Caven- part too. They had made several unsucdish, and that of cavalry by major gen. cessful ones upon the village of Scheidinlord Pembroke. Col. Grevendorff was sent gen, which was occupied by 200 men, with two battalions to Kirch Derckern, to under the command of major Limbourg, barricade and fortify that village; who, supported by some battalions sent by the in case of necessity was to be supported by hereditary prince. The day ended with a lieut. gen. Howard. The enemy was in general retreat of the enemy. . poffeffion of some posts opposite to our “ Orher accounts mention that the loss piquets; and the patroles were skirmish of the French in killed, wounded, and priing all night.

soners, was computed at about sooo men; “ The battle began afresh next morning and that nine pieces of cannon, and fix at three ; and the enemy redoubled their pair of colours were taken." efforts against M. Wutgenau's corps, who D ispatches from Brunswick, dated the sustained them with the greatest firmness. 17th instant, import, that gen. Luckner The fire from the artillery and small arms had a very hot skirmish with the enemy on continued five hours without the enemy's the 13th of this month. He marched that gaining one inch of ground. It was near morning early to Samle, where the count nine, when word was brought to his re- de Chabot was encamped with three regirene highness, that the enemy seemed to ment of dragoons, a regiment of huffars, design placing some batteries upon an emin the volunteers of Flanders, and two reginence opposite to lord Granby's camp, ments of foot, on this fide the Lippe. This which we had not been able to inclose body he attacked so vigorously and success: within our lines. His highness perceiving fully, that M. Chabot repassed the river in the necessity of preventing the enemy from great confufion. Luckner took igo priseizing this eminence, from whence they soners, among whom two captains of might have very much galled us, and being horse, and above 200 horses. The husfars informed of the arrival of the detachiment of Banner, and those of Brunswick, which under general Sporcken, resolved to take formed the attack, penetrated thrice into advantage of the irresolution which ap- the king's regiment, which they overthrew, peared in the motions of the enemy, and and of which very few would have escaped, ordered the troops which were nearest at but for the defiles which stopt the huffars. hand, to advance upon them.

We hear from Ular, that capt. Kampen • " This movement was decisive, and had and Engel were detached the 14th instant all the success that could be defired. Our towards Caffel with 200 horse, in order to troops having advanced with the greatest destroy the French convoys of provisions, intrepidity, foon obliged the enemy to give in which they succeeded. Whilft capt. way, and to retreat with precipitation, Engel watched the causey that leads to having abandoned their dead and wounded, Caffel, and capt. lieut. Sanders that to the and several pieces of cannon, fome of Dymel, cape. Kampen attacked and ruined which are 16 pounders. Maxwell's bat- the post and inclosure of West Uffeln, and talion of grenadiers took the regiment of Nieder Meissen, where he lost one man. Rouge, formerly Belsunce, consisting of He broke 200 empty waggons, and hamfour battalions, with its cannon and co. (trung above 300 horses. Capt. Engel also lours. We have made besides, a great broke to pieces all the carriages that were many prisoners, but have not yet had time going to Caffel, and ham-strung all the to make out a list of them.

horses. “The victorious troops followed the Lieutenant Muller was sent with 20 enemy as far as Haltrup; and the nature horse to meet a column of carriages, escortof the ground not having allowed of the ed by 10 dragoons, two officers, and so cavalry's acting, his serene highness was soldiers. He fell upon them fo briskly, then obliged to content himself with de. that the two officers ran away directly, taching some light troops in pursuit of and the so soldiers were dispersed. Multhem.

ler pursued the dragoons to the very gates "A brisk cannonade was still continued of Caffel, where they escaped him, his on the fide where the hereditary prince horses being spent with fatigue. Above

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