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80,900." XII." The Chesapeak ex first observing, that, on the fite of the pedition," or invading Pennsylvania church of Kilkhampton, which was by fea, he defends, from the impoffi. visited by Mr. Hervey, the Meditator, bility of maintaining the communica in 1746, the author supposes an abbey tion for provifions through such an to have been erected in 1783, and that extent of country, with the force then the most honourable personages were at his command. For bis not attack there interred. ing that general in his strong post at

“ Hallowed by the Middlebrook, reasons are given in the Interment of Georgiana Countess Spencer, Narrative, drawn from the circuit that Polleffed of every charm that could capmust have been made, no prospect of

tivate admiration, forcing him, &c. And the difficulties 'Adorned with every perfection that could and the risk of passing the Delaware,

add dignity to the elegance of her from the want of jufficient mean's, were


Though the exalted loveliness of her virtucs too great On the whole, Sir William

Will secure ber a distinguished place in the feems to reft his defence on the want

annals of Fame, of sufficient force, having in 1777 Yet the filial piety of a much-loved made a requisition of 15,000 men to

daughter complete his army to 35,000, and only May be allowed to dedicate this mony. 2,900 being sent. As one particular mental pillar to her memory.".. initance in which he was duped, he Long may it be before this is realised! mentions “ Joseph Galloway, Esq; Upon the whole, this executioner, this (a lawyer by profession) formerly literary hangman, deferves, in our opiSpeaker of the Allembly of Pennsyl nion, a teltimony as difhonourable as vania, and afterwards a member of any of the characters that he has inCongress, who came over to the King's terred in his abbey. In society thiefarmy in Dec. 1776," specifying his takers and thief killers are most ne. liberality to this refugee, and hewing ceffary personages; but surely these how his confidence was misplaced, and are offices which, despised by the hou therefore withdrawn from this "


nourable and the honest, will only be gatory informer,"—We Thall probably filled by those who have neither honour foon have occasion to resume this sub. nor honesty themselves. And, as a ject, as the letter-wsiter has already case in point, that adroit fulfiller of announced a reply.

the law, Jack Ketch himself, for a

notorious breach of it, has lately been 79. The Abbey of Kilk hampton; or, Mo. sentenced to the gallows.

numental Records for the Year 1980. Faithfully transcribed from the original 80. Travels through Spain, with a View Inscriptions, which are fill perfeft, and to illustrate the Natural History and appear to be drawn up in a Style devoid

Physical Geography of that Kingdom. of fulsome Panegyric, or unmerited De

In a Series of Letters. By John Taltraction; and published with a View 80 bot Dillon, Knight and Baron of the ascertain, wit's Prerision, the Manners Sacred Roman Empire. 410. which prevailed in Greai-Britain during the luft Fifty Years of the Eighteenth

This work, which confifts chiefly Century. The 51h Edition, wiib Addi of translations from Don Gulliermo 112ris. 410, 35. jewed. Kearlly, Bowles's Introduction a la Historia Na

SOME truth, and a little wit, larded Tural y a la Geographa Fifira d'erwith much ill-nature, are fully fuffi. pagna, is divided into two parts. The cient to furnith a pleasing repaft to the firit comprises the author's journey to palate of the million. We are there Madrid by way of Navarre, and a defore more concerned than furprised at scription of the Northern parts of the rapid sale of these imaginary epi Spain, including the remarkable obtaphs. Like Jupiter and Venus in a jects in Castile, Arragon, and Biscay. cloudy night, a few bright characters. In the second part he traverses Efre. Shine forth amidit the general obfcu madura, Andalusia, Grenada, Murcia, Tily. Preferring panegyric, when de Valencia, and Catalonia. Particu. fero-d, to facire, however juft and Jarly curious is his account of the lo. porn ani, one of those thall fuffice for cufts which ravaged Etremadura in a specimen; and the rather, as we can, 1754,1755, and 1757 ; but it is too wirnout fcruple, fill up the blanks, long for indertion.

Our readers need not be reminded that this gentleman is the supposed author of the Letters.

P. 528,

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ODE so the DESERT. Written on a Jour-so, in the thirsty vales below,

ney through the Deferos of Thebais, Septem Difcover'd springs be caught to low!
ber, 1777. By Egles Irwin, Efq. See So, teeming with neglect-d veins,

Thy marble pay the lcuiptor's pains ;
THOU wafte from human light retir'd,

Who, emulous of Grecian taste,

May give an Athens to the watte!
Where itony hill, and sterile plain,
And ever sollen silence reign :

And on thy farthest sandy inore,

Which hears the Red Sea's billows roar, Where nought is feen to chear the eye, May connierce (mile, her fails unfold, But ruslet earth, and funny sky;

And change thy iron age to gold!
Nor tree, nor herhage bless the ground,
Nor oug'it to eherith wife is found :

HORACE, B. 1. Ode xi. Paraphrafed. Save, where the deer, whom fears affail,

To LEUCON ÖE. Shoots suddenly athwart the vale;

E not concern'd, If chance the sound of distant feed

Whate'er thy lot below, Approach his lonesome, dark setreat :

By magic arts Oh! while thy secrets I explore,

The length of life to know ! And traverse all thy regions o'er ;

Far wiser He, The patient camel I beltside,

Whose will, resign'd to Fate, May no ill-hap bis steps beride!

Commits to heaven As on we press the borning soil,

The period of its date. And through the winding valley toil ;

Who fix'd the shore Still lend to me hill's projecting height,

A girdle to the sea, To foreca me from Sol's piercing light!

Has bouadel time

For all mankind and thee.
And should our ferips of water fail,
And bourid birt my lips afliil;

Catch then the hours,
Then, theo thy scanty drops impart,

For as we talk, they fy: To renovate my fainting heart!

Content to live,

And more content to die ! Nor-co thy toiling fon refuse,

Cbilian, Kent, 084. ),

ASTER. The trofle's leaf, or berry's juice ; These stinted products of the waste

HOR. Sat. ii. B. ii. ver. 48. Luxurious let my camel taste!

Error various yet alike. At noontide heat, and midnight cold,

SHUS in a wood two pilgrims turn'd aside, Thy vengeful stores of wrath with-hold;

Miss each their way, as each from each

divide; Nor bid the sudden whirlwind rise, To blend at once hills, vales, and Ikies!

Their path is different, but their error's one,

By that misguided, but by this undone. Dread cause! too fubtle to define,

Where horror, danger, ruin join !
Stop, stop its peftilential breath,

S O N N E T.
That 'whiclans a carayan in death!
But chief, whence lies our daily track,

And oft with rapture beat to Beau:y's

lyre, Ofuro the roving " Arab back!

Now seeks the Muse, now coures Apollo's fire, Who, tiger like, infelts the way, And makes the traveller his prey.

No longer favour'd by the wantoa boy. As erft the fons of Israel Aeil,

Some cruel fiend, that lives but to destroy

The bliss which murual passion doth inspire, From Pharaoh's reign, and Nilos' bed: Here + Manoa foi by God'« command,

Has spent in abfence his revenging ire,

And balanc'd ple fure with a long alloy,
And wa er follow'd Mofis' hand.

Unless the God again will point his dart, may old Nilus, passing high,

And bid my fool with amorous pallion glow, A portion of his floods supply; Invite the neighb'ring peasants toil,

By memory doom'd to feel reflection's smart,

At every pore my pungent grief will flow, To cultivate thy alter'd loil!

O beauteous Venus! aid a willing heart; So be thy hills with verdure spread,

Direct thy fon his missive shaft to throw. And irees adorn each naked head!

Odober 14, 1780.

H. *To This with was not granted : we fell in with a party of wild Arabs, and, what was moll extraordinary, on the very day that this Ode was written. This meeting, so dreaded br us, was, in all probability, the cause of our preservation. These foes to man, by an unexpected turn, became our friends. They were our guides when our people were at a loss for the road; they led us to the springs, and supplied us with fond, when our water or provision failed us. What an inconteftible evidence is this of the weakness of human opinions of the vanity of human willes !

+ This seems not quite accurate, as the manna fell, and the rocks flowed, in the wilderness of Sinai, on the Faitera or Arabian side of the Red Sea, after the Israelites had crossed it

<Deserts of Thebais are on the Western or Egyptian fide. EDITOR,




FRIENDSHIP; an ODE. Wit, Sculpture, Painting, in one pile expire, Written in the earlier Part of Life, by the He gave to Ignorance the welcome fire;

Author of the Translations in p. 194. At her dark fane, by mazy Error led, Rebus in humanis nil dulcius experiere.

He own'd her sovereign of the vaca or head; Alterno convištu, et fido Pedore Amri. Cic. Till Beauiy's powers awak'd each feeping art, VOME, facred Friendthip, heaven-born Tam'd the wild wars, and foften'devery heart, gueft,

Drove savage fierceness from the warrior's Be all my soul with thee pofleft;

breast, Sweetener of every joy below;

Gave Love her empire, and to Peace a reft ; Thyself the sweeteft morials know,

Bade Genuis rise to celebrate her praise, Perennial source of every good,

While Music warbling und the poet's lays. By human thought c'er underflood;

Where crouded circles ftruck the wondering Thou from the firft wast fure delign'd

eye, T'ennoble and to bless mankind;

Anderiinper's clangours shock the vaulted sky; To rude to harmony he foul,

Where valorous knights, with glittering arAnd all her jarring powers controul.

mour gracid,

[pacid; Yet, not to age or fex confind,

Whefe Needs high-mertled round the circle Reigns Friend nip in the spotless mind, There Beauty reigu'd, there Beauty's power Bids each in one communion join,

was seen,

[scene. Touch'd by its sympathy divine.

There Love gaind empire, and adorn'd the Plato of old this doctrine taught,

The field where erft, impeli'd by brutal ftrife, Well worthy his exulted thought :

Ambition pointed at a broiher's life; Thrice happy rage, first born to prove Revenge Italk'd ghastly o'er the wide domain, The uncorrupred joys of love!

And dy'd wish kindred blood tbc hoftile plain ; Fir'd with the fame delightful theme, Thal field great Edward made the plain of A weltern bard excols thy fame :


[crease; On Tyne's fair banks, with ofiers crowa'd, Restor'd loft Knighthood, bade the arts enThe youth's enra plur'd lays refomd.

His bright example all the court inspird, From Jove iby high descent he lings,

The charms of Beauy all their boroms fir'd; Worthy the race of gods and kings.

They fought rerown, that gaind the fair-one's Nor less could Friendship’s Dame inspire


[toils : A femalc Muse * to touch the lyre;

And Beauty bless’d them for their former Thy matchless praises to make known Worth, worth alone, could gain their beauIn numbers Phæbus' felt might own;

ieous charms, Singing how fair Eliza gave

The Fair took only Worthies to their arms : Her own a life more dear to fave:

What late was luft, to virtuous love refind, Yer joy to fce that life restorid,

The joys of sense to sprightly wit resign'd; Friendthip fo freely could afford.

Bright Scie: ce smiling spread her ainple scroll, Delighted ftill to fix her seat

Whila Emulacion fir'd each active foul; Where Beauty, Sense, and Virtuie nicet; The heart arous'den:b ac's fair Reason's rules, In honour'd Craven's generous brcalt

Shook off he mopkih prejudice of schools, She dwells an ever-welcome gueit,

Sought Grecian lore, her scientific page, Th'eolisening source of every joy

Aud hail'd thę dawning of a polith'd age. Sublime, fincere, without alloy:

N03. 4, 1780.

H The mind it can with rapture warm ; Give Beauty's self a brighier charm;

Lines left by the late Ruwerend Wiliiam Scout Moke Mo, where all the graces shine,

at Pelling. Place in Bert mire, the Villa of With Frieo.Jhip crown'd appear divinc.

Mr. Pigort, with tbe Intent ibns they foula To wipe Affliction's falling tear :

be cut with a Dimeid on a Pane of Gluss Amidt i he penfive fcene to cheer;

in Mr. Pigoli's Parlour Window, Bid Grief allume the placid finile,

TNVY, if chv poisonous eye
And every anxious care beguile;
There, there to Friendship all forlong,
And jully claim the poci's fong.

To thy forrow how thale fiad
London, 1780.

J. K.

All that's generous, good, and kind,

Virtue, Ho.our, every grace,
The Power of Beauty.

Dwelling in this happy place.
THEN feudal fyftems bound in chains
the world,

Epitaph in Welwyn Church-rard.
No reason guided, but, by passion horld, AY, can I e'er forger the warmih divinç
The haughty chiefs koew only war's alarms,

Thar from thy heart did through thy And learning yielded to the din of arms;

conduét thine ; No claffic author grac'd this dreary age,

Thy justice, charity, and power to move When Science, chiefly, felt the Vandal's sage; By full perfuafion, undifier bled love; Poffefs d of noughi that clains a gantier name, with a I the virves which cnrich'd thy mind, Despising letters and the voice of Fanie; To make thee happy, and to bless mankind.

Mr. Henry Norris. + M.fs Stçele. # Edward III.


WHIthe world.




Epifle from a Gentleman in London to a By broken words and looks express
Friend in the Country, recommending a Wife. The tender tale of his diftrels.
Dear Sir,

And while upon the verdant ground
M rold you want a second wife

The feather'd rongsters hop around,
To solace your remains of lite :

Or warbling chear the fultry day, Bor, left you're taken by the heart,

Or build their nets upon the fyras, And fall a prey to female art, .

Aud glad perform the talk defign

"Tis fit each Delia should be kind. Accept the counsel of a friend, And take the wife I recommend.

IMPROMPTU on hearing Miss Harrop forg, To prove the lady's just pretence,

8:12 September, 1780. She does not want for tober fense ;

ARROP, Sweet excellence! whose meks Not over young, not over prety,

ing rains, Bpi comely, crummy", fair, and witty :

Than chose the bird of melancholy pours
With humour good he'll daily smile, More plealing, steal upon the charged fense,
And thus your weighly cares beguile; And lap it in Elygan softness; may
At poon and night with you reyale

Thy modest merit, unassuming Skil,
On hard or foggy home-brew'd alet: Be crown'd with every biesling life can gield!
She'll trace your seads and view your Hockst, And, when the public ear no more thall joy
And fomcâmes feed your heps and cocks; In thy weet voice, may muung memory still
And, when ie uits your lovereign will, Call forth, in fond idea, these lov'd notes
She'll make a pariv at quadrilc.

Which hymning angcis only can excel! « But hold!" methinks i ticar you say,

SALLY. BX A. B. “ Has the no fortune, Sir, I pray?"

Y love is of a finer grain [plain, For one-why yes: but why this stuff?

Than are the nyiophs that trip the Suppote me has none, lia'n'i you enough?

And dance o'er hill and valley • Dit will the, Sir, her lord obey?"

The verte that merit bids to flow, Oh! yes, forever and for aye.

None ever more deferv'd, I trow, * Then 'tis a march: I feize the fair."

Than coes my lovely Sally. But loft, my friend, fill have a care!

My love is of a finer mould Fosfake noi the unerring plan;

Thas are the nymphs that tend the fold, While ibe's the wife, be you the man;

And eke with fhepherds dally. For thould you swerve froid Nature's rule,

The simple llole, ihal Nature wears To act the tyrant, brute, or fool,

In her own meadows, best drclares, She vows he'll comb you with the three

The genuine charms of Saliy.
legg'd stool.

My Sally tours above the rell,
In modest diguy confest,

And seems a queen in fta!ure:
INSCRIPTION for a BOWER. Alike superior in her mind,
By a very young Gentleman.

That scarcely praise itfeli can find

In her a fault to flatter.
E who in stately villas dwell,

She is at lealt as much divine
Yet deign a visit at our cell;
Not here extent of ground you find,

As Harrior, Lucy, Caroline,
Adorn'd by art, by tafte design'd;

As Charloite, Beil, or Sophy;

Nor will the Muse withhold her aid,
No ftatne here, no streams are seen,
To vivify the fading green.

But soon you'll see my bride array'd

In many a lunetul trophy. Enough that, to regale one sense,

Ye poets, all go tell the Muse The flowers a sweet perfumc difpense; Her choicest phrales the mult use Tbar for one plain and rural board,

With such a theme lo tally; Our litric orchards frui's afford,

And should the glide into the room, Let vain Ambition righ for more,

And ask me what was Beauty's bloom, Cobieniment is the ainpleft store.

I'd lay 'twas lovely Sally. Nor let the man, who dares disdain

Full thirty years, or more, have seen The banks of one good honeft (wain,

My love, who never triit on green, Profine mer Waiks, or tread che bow'r,

Nor danc'd o'er hill and valley; Rear'd co! to paéithe peacefnl hour.

Yet till Mhe's dearer than before, Rofixing here a seat may find,

Though thirty wining moons, or more, And Friendship may dilute the mind.

I've call's her dow-my Sally. Nor Love may sometimes hither My

This wr ter's other poem will be uled And Delia htar her Damon sigh:

in the manner bc insended it fuould be A modern elegant term for fat or jolly,

It is remarke, by the gentleman's friends, that his ale is generally 100 new or too fale ; trifienily jenerally difagreeable.

carbidable part of ihe gentleman's efta:e is appropriated to grazing.

Leit the three last lines should be thought invidions on the pure nithe author, he thinks innor to declure, that both the tentiment and exprellion, the vertication excepied, are the




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HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. Tour le Ville the trees were set on fire by the
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flashes which were inceant for some times in Flint and Denbigh thires: also in coast for many miles were thrown into the usAnglesea and at Caernarvon, but not at Con- most consternation. way; strongly at Llunrwst, across the vale of The council-house at Salisbury, a building Clwyd, at Downing and Holiwell, which last erected about 200 years ago, and containing place was the furtheft it could be traced in the law courts, was burnt down. It was ob Flintshire.

served on fire at five in the morning, and exSept. 29

tinguished by nine. Happily the charters, The Prince Frederic, a Danith man of war, pictures, and furniture, were saved. commanded by Com. Laas, perished near Lefow, and out of 340 men, of which her crew

The fleet under the command of Admiral confifted, only 100 were saved.

Darby passed by Plymouth, from whence fome Sept. 30.

time after his majelty's fhips Cumberland, The Imperial hip le Prince de Kaunitz, Edgar, Prudent, and Profespine, failed to Capt. Ange Leep, arrived in the port of join him. Trielle. This ihip, the first that ever went A letter of complaint was received at the to the East Indies under the Imperial flag, admiralty-office from Capt. Collin, against failed from L'Orient in Britany in March the trade under his convoy from Le th to Elfi1779, for Canion in China, from whence the neur, who in a gale of wind left him, by returned by way of the Mauritius, with a car which be was not able to collect t..ore than go valued at about two millions and a half of 25 fail, but when he came to Elgoeur found German florins.

the rest already arrived, except two, who had

been captured by a French privateer of only M. de Sartine, the French minister of ma 14 four-pounders. This, it seems, is a conşine, was dismissed from that employment by mon trick of the trade, to leave convoys, and order of the French king, and M. de Callines sun it, to get firft to market, appointed in his room. His dismission is va

08. 18 riously accounted for. His profubon is faid His Swedish majefty arrived in his own doto be the chief cause.

minions, after his tour to the German Spa. A most violent whirlwind or tornado burst The great weir in the Holmes near Derby, on Hammersmith, Roehampton, Richmond, which supported the head of water that supa Kingston, and the environs. The ftorm plies the mills near that town, blew up, and seems to have come in one direction from S. has done incredible damage. to N. it beat open the S. door of Hammer

08. 26. smith church, though a very strong one, and A court of common council was held at the chandelier becoming a conductor to the Guildhall, to take into confideration the suit lightning, it past directly through the church, of Mr. Langdale, commenced against the lord , and beat out a very large Gothic window on mayor for the recovery of damages received in the N. side, which was full of strong work- the late riors, when it was resolved, that the manthip both in iron and stone ; tore down city folicitor be initructed 10 appear and dem the fronts of some houses, blew down walls, fend the said fuit. In the debate that hapa and tore up large trees by the roots; all the pened on this occasion Mr. Sheriff Crichton windows on the S. fide of the church were contended, that the disturbance began in Weftbroken by tiles from the adjacent houses. The minster, and that administration had it much time of its duration ar Hammersmith did not more in their power to bave stopped the disa exceed four minutes. At Roehampton a barn turbances than the magistrates of London.. with some poor people in it was blown down, and seven out of eleven were sent to the hof News was received on Change of the failure pital; a fable full of horses was likewise de- of J. and C. Van Tarclink, one of the first stroyed. The effects of the lightning on the mercantile houses in Amsterdam, for 270,ocoln ground of the fields, and of the storm on the owing, it is said, to their fpeculations upon largest trees, was most astoiding, and still continue to draw a concourse of spectators. It has been said, but we do not vouch it, that This day the new parliament met; bis Ma. the storm carried a large tree clear acrois the jefty as usual ascended the throne in his royal Thames.

robes, and being seated, Sis Fra. Molineux, The violent form, which did so much da. gentleman usher of the black rod, was sent mage in the neighbourhood of London, was with a mellage to the H. of C. commanding still more severely felt at Cherburgh on the their attendance, when bis Majesty's pleasure coast of France, where several tips were dria was signified to them by the lord chancellor, ven out of the bay ; the sea rose to an alarm- that they should return to their house and ing heighc; at Vologne the convent chure a Speaker, to be presented to bis MajeftyTM Aruck with the ligh ning; in the forest of for his royal approba:ion the next day at two CUNT. MAG. November, 1780.


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