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The short Elan on CHARLES CHURCHILL Clear may ye spring, ye hallow'd streams, concluded from p. 434.
Nor cherish Vandals in their dreams!
Learning in labour much we prize,
The ofispring glads obstetric eyes,
Ma!uid by Tinie, a giant grown, To establish trifes ligh, as air?
It creeps, but canone run'alone;
And, while othereal fire it wants,
Genius will wait you such a length,
As far ouiltripe all other strength, For what will teach, if you require,
And far outlast those fhors-liv'd things, New ways to fer olj helds on f fire.
Callid heroes, conquerors, and kings So Antonius Mofa's overbearing
Reluctant Grandeur has confelt, Might ceale, lo far excell'd in two
High birth is only a high joit, By his Brigantian friends, who speak
Seriously serving to corrode, Bui liric English, and lets Greek;
And lay on life a heavy load Or mighi, more patient in dilatter,
Of doll importance, to destroy With classic female, cry ecater!
The social ease of honeft joy. Toro's ferocity of face,
As greater consequence you gain, So iwell'd wib actions on the case,
With greater reason you complain, lo cime might foften into grace,
That pleasure is but specious pain, Heroes, who lift rotundo ore,
Dignity comes not without coit, Up to the gods an opera story,
For, when it comes, sweet comfort's loft: With human manners might comply,
You spurn the ground, yet keen reproach And live encor'd as well as die.
Will mount up Hill, and still encroach,
Like idle boys behind a coach.
Then ride not on the stormy wind,
Nor learre neglected home behind; Ventoso, wi'h his red-hot rants,
Nor, dronk with fomes of faney, grow Who charms our mothers and our aunts,
A tyrint to shy friend or foe; Who preaches melted gonsense down
Norihink him always in the right, The open ihroats of half the town,
Who is the uppermost in fight, Mighi, when he fans his penal fires,
Alpire not to that wretched ftate, Alk if the devil cakes the liars.
When all men fear, and all men hate, The liberal band of frarching knowledge
Sublimi tibi fic focura Might sweep the cobwebs from the college;
Sit jedes fi'e airê curâ, Where monks once laid their mouldy plan
Shakipeare, pofless'd of powers to rate her, To leize and cramp the mind of man,
Couried the modefty of Nature; And hammer out of every head
E'en when he overleap'd her bound, The Italute size and shape of lead.
To frolic in his fairy ground. Perith their memory who bound
Dame Prudence is not such a foe, O'er Learning's eyes a bandage round!
As should profcription undergo; 0! never more the Mure (ball moura
As never timely thould restrain Her bays, by Superftition torn;
The hoiling oyer of the brain. No more thail Cam aod Ilis flow
The I gods that had, and had pot wit, In league, fair science, with thy foc.
Of oid, they say, with her would lit. The now progress which Dr. Kennicott makes in his work may be attributed to the fertility of his genius ; for an author who had more learning, certainly more wit, than almost any other man, has observed, that
Hebrew roots are found
“ To flourish moft in harren ground." Butler wrote on a temporary subject, which already begins, like Hebrew roors, to grow obscure. His work is fo overcharged with wit, that it often farigoes the attention of the reader. It would be sure destruction in a liti le scribbler, could he avalyle his own abortive ideas. But had Butler been carly accustomed to methodize his thoughts, and train them up with a fricter discipline, his multiplicity of allusions might have been less crowded, and puhaps his unparalleled Hurlibras had been till more plcaling,
* The difference in Hebrew between foxes and whea' (heaves being linie or nothing, the exquilino judgment of three or four commentators on the fif:centh chapter of Judges has iaduced chem to prefer he latter, as being better suited to the purpose of Sampson, the incendiary. I Noca benc, Thespis,
§ For not to have been dipt in Lethe lake,
Could save the fonne of Theris from to die;
Spenfer's Ruines of Time, | Nullam numeo abest, & fit prudentia. Juvenala
And, if she kept within her call
mitted during his life, - has ventured to CHURCHILL and his allociates all,
transmit you the voripened effufions of his CHURCHILL apt you might fing, in quiet, Muse on the far superior subject. The pains and penalties of riot
Bury-Court, A***, *******, jan. Long may the Poet walk the streets, St. Mary, Axc. Fearless of every man he meets,
Verses to the Memory of Tro. Hollis, Esq. Who, catechifing age and youth,
To the able and nervous COMPILERS of The Holds, dipp'd in gall, the pen of troch!
MEMOIRS of the much and juftly-eftermed When wildom nods, approving wit,
THOMAS HOLLIS, Ejg. (Seep.425.] A Cato might his iternnels quit.
VAIN is the pride of philofophic rules, When Malice wanton lends its wings,
Vain is the doctrine of th' un feeling schools, Satire its own destruction lings :
Disrobing Nature of her choicest pride, Satire, the child of Spleen and Mirth,
The pride of Grief, she never meant to hide ! Dies with the hour that gave it birth;
The loft affections are the bliss of man, Nor all Imagination's aid
And who without them follows Nature's plan? Can prosper long the lying trade.
Stoics themselves, when dire event's befall, Fancy a moment may beray,
Mott hapless mouro when on their theme they But sober Reason clears the way.
call. Egy, qui carmen hocce traho,
Laugh they at me, who own th'unbiafs'd fway "τσριν εκ άνερα τιμαω.
Of fond affection, nourilh'd with each day? That fire of Genies can be brought Laugh they at all who feel their country's To kindle only where it ought,
woes, With Virtue nobly can conform,
And see with anguish every tear that Aows? Nor, wild with power, impede a worm; Silent, ye fouls too barren to be free, of late a fair example thone,
Cool o er your scheme, and leave these pangs The life and theme of LYTTELTON. Rife, other LYTTELTONS, arise!
Yes, I will weep,--and ye ball join me too; Learn, other poets, to be wise!
I mourn a lofs to Earch, to All, to You!! POSTSCRIPT.
Ah, mourofol day*, that clos'd thy bless'd carcer,
[year t, DIC mihi, mufa; for I fear
And onward beckon'd to that woe-fraught That Mrs. Smith will forely jeer.
When hoftile rage in mutual bosoms Aamid, Ah! bow Mail I encounter with
Broke the foft rest that filial duty claim'd; The eloquence of Mrs. Smith ?
Told the fad age of Albion's dire distress, And here she comes ! -V&, mea proles ! When fons revolt, and parents proud oppress;
Mrs. Smith.] Rudis et indigefla moles! Mark'd the deftruétion of her future peace, English and Laris-Helh and ith
And own'd, America, thy glad release! Tots'd ap together in a dish.
Propheric foul, to whose great name I bend! Author. ] I thought it was a word in season, Thou much-lov'd Hollis, universal friend! Mrs. Smith.] I think it rhyming without Whose piercing eye our lurking fate made reason.
known, Stuff unconcocted_wind and rain
And aw'd the venal servers of the Crown; Chaos--confusion in the brain
But ihough they trembled, yet not heard thy No pretly moralno pretence
voice, Nothing to offer in defence
Renown their aim, and interest their choice : Author.] My Greck
A vain renown, an aim inferior far, Mrs. Smith. ) You have recourse to Greece, As public peace to rude inteftine war, After conviction of your piece;
Zealous in good, wiih public welfare firid, As" men in diftant regions roam,"
Thy humble breast no honours e'er alpird; When they no shelter have at home.
No pride disgrac'd of fame or bought renown; Author.) Forgive
No vain attempts to gain the public crown'; Mrs. Smith.] Forgive ! I say forgive To all a friend, the cause of all thy care, Just like my husband, as I live!
Their good thy praise, their mifery thy despair:
Britannia figh'd, thy favour'd covrie was o'er, Mr. URBAN,
And Virtue wept her Hollis was no more!
Religion own'a thee for her veteran guard, a friend to freedom, but a foe to licen. That faithful trove her dangers firm to ward; tiousness, zealous in those civil and religious Yet Faction pourith'd in her iron heart righes which as Englidhmen we claim as oor A venom'd sting that vengeance should impart ! best and most valuable porrion given to us at Of Papal feuds the meditated prey ! (day, the Revolution, and an affectionare subject But Heaven and Virtue watch'd th' untimely of the present Crown and succession, glow- Sav'd yet awhile their Britain's earnest friend, ing with the sincerelt admiration of the me And gave to thee and hope a peaceful end. mory of that respectable man, you have made Yes, Hope is Aed, and Britain fighs in vain, more koown than his own diffidence per Mourns her loft virtue, and her countrymen!
aft January, 1774•
Natives she boafts-of countrymen,-a few; Of all those vile enormities of shape
To lath those bold ulurpers from the ftage.
On a resplendent throne exalted high, And mourns her benefactor, now no more! Strangely diversify'd with gew.gaw forms. Hark, where the sons of Massachusetts free, Her busy hand glides pleafurcably o'er Spread their wild praises in fad elegy!
The darling noveltics, the Irinkers rare, Look where in crowds, from Boston's towers That greet the light of the admiring dames, of fame,
Whose dear-bought treasures, o'er their native Press the sad tribes to Death's relentless claim;
ifle Hear bim pronouoce their Hollis for his own, Contagious spread, ipfeå the wholesome air Murmurtheir loss, yet beg his righteous crowo! That cherish'd vigoor in Britannia's fons.
Once have I said that Chatham was his friend, Near this proud seat of Fashion's antic form Chatham, whose nobler famc fhall never end! A sphere revolves, on whose bright orb behold So may the sons of future days relicarse The circulating mode of changeful dress, Their mutual glory in superior verse;
Which, like the image of the sun himself, Transmit to ages, yet untaught to live, Glories in courling through the diverse ligns The great
that patriot virtues give; Which blazon in the zodiack of heaven. And may they, blets'd with some new friend Around her throne coquets and petit beaux to boalt,
Unnumber'd shine, and with cach other vic Revive those virtues that to us are lort! In nameless ornaments and gaudy plumcs.
Mark where in private kindred virtves rise, O worthy emulation, to excel Rais'd thy great soul, and bore thee tothe skies. In trifles' such as these : how truly great! Sacred to Charity, thy feeling breast
Unworthy of the peevith, blubbering boy, Songht in reliet of ocher's woes thy reft; Cruth'd in his childhood by the foodling ourse, Gave to Contept the beart of Sorrow's tuil, Who for some favourite toy frets and pioes. Sofien'd' despair, and bade it not revile: Amongst the proud attendants of this shrine, Zeal warm'd by heart, and Virtue gave thee The wealthy, young, and gay Clarinda draws relt,
[meni blefs'd. From poorer objects the astonish'd eye : When Corscombe * knew, and Urlest retire Her looks, her dress, and her affected mien,
Happy the State's chief interest to guide, Doom her enthulalt keen in Fashion's train : And all the schemes of pariy to deride, White as the cover'd Alps, or wintry face Firm to promote her science 1 and her laws, Of snowy Lapland, her toupee uprear'd And warm to aid her ever trembling cause, Exhibits to the view a cumbrous mass Thou, glorious advocate ! resign'd thy breath, Of curls high nodding o'er her polith'd brow, And funk, full wearied, in the arms of Death! From which redundant flows the Brussels lace, Bewail'd by Literature, by Sciences mourn'd, With pendant ribbons too of various dye, And to thy Millong, Sydneys, Lockeg, re Where all the colours in th'ethereal bow turn'd.
Unite, and blend, and lantalize the fight. Thou, in whole heart, fair seat of every joy, Nature, io chce alone, not Fashion's pomp, Bright in rewards, all blooming ne'er 10 Does Beauty owe her all-commanding cye. That fear of piiy, judgment, and defert, From the green botom of the watery main, From ruder ills our falling stare avert,
Array'd by thee, majestic Venus rose,
Pure as the roseate portal of the east,
That opens to receive the cheering ray Bred up wbere discipline most rare is, Of Phæbus beaming from the orient sky? In military garden Paris.
HUD. For fterling beauty needs no faint eflays, Nature, parent goddess! at thy thrine, Or colourings of art, to gild her more: Prone to the carih, the mure, io humble She is all perfect. And, if Beauty fail, fong
Where are those ornaments, those sich attires Thy aid implores; nor will the wing her flight Which can refcat a luftre on that face, Till thou, bright form! in thy effulgence Fire Where she with light innate disdains to shine? Deign'ft to look down upon her lowly state, Britons, beware of Fashion's luring wiles, And thed thy powertul influence benign. On either hand, chief guardians of ber power,
Come then, regardless of vain fashion's fools, Arid sole dictators of her fickle voice,
# Lord Chatham, Dr. Mayhew, Rev. Mr. Bason, friends of Mr. Hollis. The two latter prepared his way to death and pe ce; the former followed him. || Harvard College. In Dorrethire.
+ Th- a me of his house at Corscombe. He was a feliow oi chu Royai an Angin Sosicries.
& His favourite anchore
Folly and doll Effeminacy reign,
Round in thyself as polith'd ball,'
Mays thou stand bolt upright!
Tremble, o Albion ! for the voice of fate Fire gone and metal cold,
Alchemilt Death. at touch, thy ore
Shall all tranfmute to gold.
While letters, locks, and bars hall hold,
An Quidzi's fint in quolibet?. Neg. fpread,
C'CCE! uâ cullas, Bentleïc, Terentius arte, Il no blers’d antidote will purge away
Pindarico in foccis incipit ore loqui. Fashion's proud minions from our fea-girt ille. Sermonem invitâ cogis verfum cfle Camænâ,
R. FERGUSSON. Ioque pedum vinc'lis libera scripta ligas. ADDRESS to the People called Quakers, on one
Jamoumeris aptas, cruciatque miferrima verba,
Ad varios per vim torta retorta modos, of their Community acquiring a certain Seat.
fam paritèr digitis & rauca voce laboras, AIL, peaceful sect! whose bloodless te
Carmina feu modulas, seu modulata canis. cords few,
Nafcenri certè arrific cibi Mura Poëls,
Qui fic materiem quemlibet elle jubes.
Quin age, jam rythmo Ciceronem astringere How rare your greatest foes can fay, Do Quakers Thun the upright way.
Hic docilis sermo ca, hic quoque versus erit. Or souse the vengeance of offended law!
Quàm lætè videant divina Phillipica Docti Hail, paflive sect! whose prudent rules decree, In versus Epicos arte reducta iua.
When vicious members you bewail, Hoc opus est dignum Benueño authore; fub Ard all your admonitions fail;
umbris No hope th' apoftates to reclaim,
Huic operi plausus Tullius ipfe dabit. Or bring them to a sense oi mane;
Ille quidem haud potuit, duin vixerat, csse Thofe vicious members Mall rejected be.
If Newgate e'er a friend receives,
Odober 2. St.-'s viler piace,
HE inclored, I think, will please many A member of your faith difgrace,
of your readers; for though it is not, Expel the wretch would scandalize your name.
in all paris, agreeable to our Bible translation, Enfield, Sept. 20.
it is so 10 the later and better iranslations of Icarned men,
As you have many tuch for Address to an Ironmonger on his Birth-Day. II, Lockman, may thy angel truc
your readers, by inserting it in your enter.
taining Magazine, you will oblige both ihem Thy chain of life ex end,
and your occasional correspondent, W.S, And add a thoufand links thereto! So prays thy merry friend.
ETIXION Jobi, Çap. xix. V. 23. And mayst thou neither rust nor stain,' Quis mea effata in tabulis reponet ? Nor canker ever feel;
Ere vel plumbo quis ea exarabit ? With heart as soft as Glken skaio,
Quis ftylo insculper scopulo perenni Thy ribs be ribs of lee!,
Verba Prophetæ ? Loud as a cannon through the land,
“ Crede-me fiducia non inanis May thy good rame resound,
Erigit-Vindex erit æviternus And the strong hammer of thy hand
Ille, qui de pulvere putrefactos Thy enemies confound.
Adreret artus, Aided by ibee, my verses flow,
Ille poftremò veniet Redemptor Their tinkle owe to thee;.
Corporis fracti miferè et perempti. As iron sharpeneth iron, fu
Hanc cutem pergant lacerare ; tandem
Judicaturum Dominum intuebor.
En! venit Judex-videor videre The right side from the wrong.
Non alienus," Firm as an anvil mayft thou bear
Spiritus languet mbi tam ftupenua The strokes of every clime;
Gratiæ defiderio ; fed, itta And, like a harden's file, Itill wear
Dum levat me ipos, medio in dolore The te th of envious time!
Gaudro Vittor. George Fox, of Drayton, in Leiceflcrshire, during he Interregnum, fiunded the tect of Onakers.
AMERICAN AFFAIRS. found it adviseable, a joint attempt with
manders in chief from America and tard the arrival of transports to take the the Welt Indies during the course of the pre army afloat, which was not affected till the seni monch require illuftration. Instead, 27th, when all hopes of a coup-de-main therefore, of ioferring them at full length, were frustra:ed, and when every idea of atwhich the limits of our Magazine will not tempting any thing with the army alone was admit, we shall endeavour to render them vanished, whatever might have been expect intelligible by comparing the different rela- ed from a joint operation. The general there. tions, and thewing in what maoner they fore returned, and disembarked his troops, serve to explain cach other.
keeping the transports in readiness to receive The first that arrived were brought by them again if neceflary, being encamped Gen. Dalrymple in the Virginia frigare, and near the thore. were received at Whireball on the 25th of During this time Washington by a rapie Sept. but not published in the Gazette till movement had, with an army increased to the zoth.' This occationed moch (pecula 12.000 men, passed the North River, and tion. The well. withers to minifters were was moving towards Kingsbridge, when held in fufpenct, while those who were no learning that the troops were recorded, he friends to their measures were active in cir re-crossed the river, and retired to Orange. cularing the most unfavourable reports. It Towa. Gen. Clinton concludes his dir. has fince appeared, that these reports were patches with a manifeft diflike of his present got ill-grounded.
Gruation. Cen. Clinton acquaints Ld G. Germain, The admiral, says he, is near Gardner's that in consequence of the early information Illand, to which place I shall, if possible, from his lord Brip, that a French armament proceed to confer with him and his officers, might Icon be expected on the coasts of ihat if any thing can be done by the fleet, Ainerica, he had acquainted Adm. Arbuth the secondary affittance of the land forces not with the information he had received, may be given; for it is no longer in my and addei h's own conjectures that Rhode power, with my present numbers and rem IN and was the place of their deftination; sources, to think of any deliberate under. foliciting at the same time that transports taking as principal againit che united force for 6ooo men might be held in readiness to of the French and rebels in a poft in which receive trooms, thould early intimation of the 35co British were able to maintain them. enemy's arrival invite to enterprize against felves against 78,000 men and a very power, them.
ful feet. Og the sth of July fome thips of war In another letter the general communi. fell in with the French fleet off Cape Henry, cates to his lordship an affair which reflects and on the 8th the admiral received intelli- the highest honour on a small body of about gence of it. The 13th Adm. Graves arrived 70 refugees, who were pofted at a place at NewYork.
called Bull's Ferry, on the opposite shore of On the roth of July the Frencb appeared North River, where they had fortified them. off Rhode Island, of which Gen. Cinton felves with a blockhouse and stockade for transmitted an account to Adm. Arbuthnot, their defence in cutting wood, the labour with a view to undertake foinething offen in which they were employed for their five ayainst the enemy, either by a land maintenance. attack solely, or, if the admiral should have On the 21% of July this little handful of
brave men were attacked by a body of near It has fince appeared, that the Lion,
2005 rebels, with 7 pieces of cannon, under Sultan, Hector, Ruby, Briflol, and Niger, the command of the Generals Wayne, Irthat had been sent by Sir Peter Parker to ving, and Proctor, whom they repulsed with conviy the trade to England through the the loss of a great many killed and wound. gulph of Florida, fell in with this Aeet on
ed, after a caononade of three hours, al. the roth of June in lat. 30. 18. Aanding a. most every shot of which penetrated through cross, and feering N. N. W. It consisted, according to Capt. Cornwallis's letter to Sir • By Gen. Washington's account of this Peter on his return to his station, of 14 men affair it appears, that the assailante had 3 of war, ten or eleven of which were twoofficers wounded, 15 non-commiffioned and deckers, the rest frigates ; with about 20 privates killed, and 46 non-commiffioned transports.--The English laips presented and privates wounded, nearly as many as themselves in line of battle, and a kind of the whole garrison confifted of. This lofs running fight ensued, in which a man or Gen. Washington attributes to the intempetwo was killed, but the French, though so rate valour of the yit and ad regiments, who 'much fuperior, declined coming to action; notwithstanding the utmost efforts of their which could no otherwise be accounted for officers to restrain them, rushed through the by the English than by their having some abbatis to the foot of the flockade, wi:h, very particular object in view.
view of forcing an cairance, which they GENT. Mag. OHaber, 1780.