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had given her: he even sued her to' o- enterprising ambition os which' hid so
blige her to restore them; but had the long disturbed the tranquillity of France.
mortification of losing his suit; which Madame de Bossu, ruined bv the very
circuinstance depriving him of all pa- means which she hoped would have made
tience and temper, he threatened person- her the happiest woman jn Euipnc, cn
al vengeance against the object oi his former attachment; .who, to avoid it, was driven to quit the kingdom.
Being then without any pursuit, anc) his capricious and violent temper making it impossible for him to remain long quiet, he lailed on another expedition to Naples, which did not answer hia expectation; and, on his return, a new passion, more violent than any he had yet felt, attached him to Mademoiselle de Gorce,. j • ..
In 1664 he died, leaving no posterity
deavourtd to recover, trim the heirs < the Duke of Guise, r, jointure", as his wife. The process lasted many years, and she died before iti termination, lea-' ving her nearest, reiatiqn, the Prince cf Bcrglu-s, her bjjir; who endeavoured to recover, from the successors of the Duke of Guise, some part of the money that had been paid for the Duke. At; the Cquft of Home, the department called the Rote", allowed the validity os her marriage; hut the courts of law in France, through all of which the cause was car
All his brothers died before him; as did ried, decided, that, as the marriage was hisfisters afterwards, unmarried. Thus celebrated without the usual forms, it ended tiie illustrious house of Guise; the was absolutely null, and of no effect.
Otcqfioned by bearing Dr Nloyfe'iLcSura.
By a Lady.
01 Coo'd I snatch from hcav'n serai hie • fire, Which high-exalted number? might inspire, And tune to sacred harmony my lays, Whilst God's distinguished chosen work T
praise! Vet i the lofty theme with fear survey, As human eyes avoid the fervent ray Of the meridian fun's resplendent light, Whose radiant beams obscure the dazzled
fight. Wou'^ inspiration once my breast inflame, I'dreacb thetow'r'ngheight of envy'd fame: Sublimest lays should tell the wund'ring
throng, What praise, what admiration mnst belong To him whose soaring, comprehensive mind, r..(> .^
ev'ry science knowledge has comUin'd,,^jy aay''*£ in'd by mem'ry to instruct mankind!
* Chief jurisdiction of the Court of Rome
From cloudless realms of uncreated light, Truth's sacred beams iltum'd thy mental
sight: Internal vision, from God's boundless store, ImpeJl'd thee Nature's sources*to explore On Resolution's daring wings upborn: Themes most, abstrusefucin bright as smiling
morn. , '■%,*, -;
Thy reflex pow'rs, by harmony resin'd,
, play'd— ... Th' astonish'd audience gaze with vast surprize, • . f > 1 . 1 j, ■ .,, . • Nor caa-believe thee born beneath, the
skies; •-, 1 . • .
But some ætharial being, sent to trace The laws of fkav'n, and free the human race '■ -, . , . . , •
From warping prejudice that dims the sight, A3 dark eclipses turn the day to night.
The British Fair with grateful seclings
glow,. ., . , •-£,,, And well-deserved praise on thee bestow; Whose lib'ral mind the tyraDny disclos'd Which barb'rous policy so long impos'd; Like some celestial ruin;!'.er of grace, . > By Heav'n design'd to charm.the, human
race; • ,.
Whose manners lend to wisdom sovereign
pow'rs, Which fall as soft as Heav'n's refreshing
Display the excellence of female mind,
Exalted mortal! how (hall feeble lays Declare thy merit, or attempt thy praise! Thy path os glory, unohscur'd and bright, Clows with a radiant, useful, lambent light.
When some illustrious seraphim above In due progression from his place shall more, In being's scale more glory to obtain, Which blest immortals without envy gain; To fill that vacuum, heav'n, supremely wife, Shall snatch thee to a height beyond the
skies, Command thy matchless spirit to its flight, To rove pre-eminent thro' fields of light; Admiring angels (hall with joy behold So much perfection, freed from earthly
fiueh knowledge of thy great Creator's ways. And join thee in a rapt'roUs peal of praise!
Written from asmall Town, to a Friend in tie Country.
OUrprise may mike you whistle",
Three hours, at least—if I'm not wrong. J
Swift, Addison, et ettera.
Now, judge Uorr dang'rous is my cafe;}
I know, you love sometimes to pore
H thanks be the reward you chuse,
You may advise (I may suppose)
I'm glad to hear your health's rcstor'd,
I have no more to say herewith. But compliments to Mrs S—i—. . .
And now, dear Sir, believe me, really. Yours always--—. A. R. B. t.
'Oh the Assertion of a Poet,
Did Heav'n ordain each lofty dome f
That swell'd with pride imperial Rome,
Or say, by what divine command,
from Sinai's top the sacred code,
Directs him to the blej&'d abode,.
The bright Exemplar, he that
Immortal tenets to disclose;
In hnnibsefi stile efjmreft p**;
David, who Psalms of Ættest praise. -; Devoutly irdcnt aiSt.Pcter,^\'~
Could sins—his matchless songMo raise,
Pope, who thy genius far excells.
Confess'd his rhimes were gingliiig bells,
The female boast is modest worth:
The rising bruih of diffidence Shall call more sterling merit forth,
Than volumes fraught with rhiming fense.
Soft manners that endear the foul,
Hcav'n has ordain'd with fit controul,
Should Seicr.cc force the sacred bound,
Both Art and Science may be sound,
Perhaps King Solomon, who knew
The distaff, and the spindle too,
And hence the man of prudence, who
Tormented by some learned shrew,
lor know, proud Dames, of learning know,
The/ what I state may seem a riddle;
There's scarce one semak takes the bow,
t (he scientific fiddle.
Lines written by Mr GRAY,
Ob thit congenial spot he fix'd his choice,
Mariner*, tho' Ihip-wreca'd, dread
Here reign the blust'ficg North,and blighting East.
No tree » heard to whisper, bird to sing; Yet Nature cannot furnish out the feast;
Art be invokes, new horrors still to bring. Now moold'ring fane* aud battlcmenUarisc,
Arches and turrets nodding to their fall; Unpeopled palaces delude his eyes.
And mimic Desolation covers all.
Ah! said the sighingPeer.had Bute been true,
Purg'd by the sword, and purify'd^ firey*
Then had we seen proud London's hated
Owls might have hooted in St Peter's choir,
To the Publisher.
The Verses ascribed to Mary Queen of
Sonnet, 4»marv Queen of Scots,
en the Death of her Hustand Francis I.
From the French.
WHAT was once a source of pleasure
Though by Fate compefl'd ter range,
Oft from place to place I roam,
If in some retreat I stray,
Through the grove, cr near the stream >t
Or when Ev'ning slope* hi* bean;
If perchance 1 turn my fight
Toward the cloudy mantled sey,
Still I view his radiant eye-
Should I court delusive ease
On the dreaming couch of wo, . —. * Then his form my fancy see*,
Then it hears ha accent* flow V'
Hence, fXr away, fe hideous train; Go, join the shrieking Stygian crew, Or there, where Furic3 in their bow'r Watch the dreadful rr.idnight-hour, Hung o'er the taper dim and furnace blue: But ne'er with madd'ning sups invade .The Muses' consec ated shade, Or bid her soothing Numbers cease To biesi. the tranquil hour of Peace; Where Love and Joy their sabbath keep, •' Whom Rapture only taught to weep,
Come then, with Fancy by thy fide, sn all thy robes of flowing slate, To Genius evermore ally'd,
On whom the pensive Pleasures wait;
Be mine that solemn dirge os woe
Who oft' at ev'ning's fall would go \ . To pour 'midst rustic tombs his polish'd by; Th' historic draught shall never fade.
And many a youth, to same unknown,
Shall bend beneath the yew tree's shade,
To trace the line that marks his stones
There shall the village maids be seen .
• Where the forefathers of the hamlet
sleep; - " *
And while the mule records the scene, Hang o'er their turf-dad graves a„d weep; '. ,
Oblivion's rude and Wastshl hand
Shall ne'er this little group efface; For Time shall bid the colours stand, And lead their charm* a unifa'd grace.
Rack'd with business, funk in rest,
Cease, my lyre, thy plaintive measure!
Why in varied rhymes complain?
Still recurs, the sorrowing strain.—
• ■ Ode u Melancholy.
SI S T E R of soft-cy'd Pity, hail!
And all the foul ilissolv'd and fainting lie
glare Madncss.wholoudlylaughswhenothersweep, And fiercely sulks around, and shakes his chain;
Nor yet where Auburn crowns she srnfl
ing vale, 'Pass, thou 'lorn maid, unheeding by; Where yon poor matron teils her taie,
And points to the inquiring eye.
Recording in her homely phrase
THE Fhr.dsrs mail, Feb. 15. brought an authentic copy of the Emperor's declaration, or manifesto, against I he Ottoman Port?. If is dated .it Vienna, on tlie tub; anrl at"rcrr«umerat:ng the many reasons which his ally, the Empress of XiilTia, has tuf gdiuf to war with the Porte, the Emperor declares, in consequence ot being her ally, he has given orders to the Baron i\c Herbert, his Iitternuurip at Constantinople,, to make a formal declcrarion of his determination to support her claims with all his powers; cf which he thinks proper lo inform alt iiis Iodine kibjecis, &c. &c.
By private letters from Vienna, the following intelligence is received.—An unhappy event has ta'cen place with respect to the regim'-M of Belligrin; that fine corps, composed os a^oo of the best troops in the imperial service, having advanced too prematurely and unguardedly on the right side ot the Danube, were surprised and totally destroyed by a numerous body of Tin kiln cavalry. They were mostly cut to pieces in the conflict, indihose made prisoners were beheaded, and their heads lent to Constantinople. This unwarrantable exercise of cruelty in. tlie troops of the Porte, may perhaps excite a spirit of retaliation in the Imperiali!lsT which will lead to that vindictive and barbarous mode of conducting the war, that has nqt of |atc years disgraced the arms of civilised nations.
letters from Gratis, in St)Tia, advise, that the Emperor arrived there in the forenoon of Saturday last, aud that, after having taken a view of the new public works carrying pn there, his Imperial Majesty let out for Lauluch on Simda v morning*
The ikirnufhes between the Turks and Ruffians on the Danube have been very frequent, but are almost constantly decided in favour of the letter. It is allonifhing to think how barbarously the war is conducted on both si<le f.; a more savage' ferocity than could be '.nought to prevail even among tygers.
Vienna., March 6. According to advlcci from Bosnia, the Austrian troops arrived before Banjaluka, a fortress in
the above province, on the ryth of February, and the fame day began to bombald the plaee.
By the lame letters we learn, that the fort of Dubitz* was reduced on the Ilth of February; and that tlie fortress Wihoaz, situated on the Unna, surrendered the 13th of the same month, alter an obstinate defence, in which two hundred women signalized themselves, by fighting, like Amazons, sword in liainl. This conquest was obtained with the loss of thirty oi our men.
Vienna, Feh. ao. We have authentic accounts that the Turks defend them-, selves with much more courage and obstinacy than they were used to do j as a proof of which, ia,ooo cannon balk have been sired against Gradifca, and yet the euterprize is obliged to be giv.1 up by the advice of the General who commands our troops in those parts, and who fays wo must loss many of our belt men in attacking the Turkish fortresses . on the frontiers, and that it will be bwit to wait till the season is further advanced, when the main army may rush iuto Bus-. nia, and encamp there at once.
The commencement of our operations against the Turks seems to presage, that il we obtain any advantage over them in this campaign, it will be owine to our great superiority in numbers ami tactics, whilst the infidels defend themselves with a courage which we cannot help praising. We may be assured that this campaign will prove one oi the' bloodiest there ever was.
The following is the copy of the protest, taken by Cardinal York, previous to the death of his brother, Prince Charles:
Copiajtmpkx Injlrumrnti aptrtionis soli* Declarationh, Rogat. per alia Catails, Curitr Ctipiiolint natarii, die trigtjima prima Januarii, 1788.
"WE Henry-Mary Benojt Clement,: Gardinal Duke of York, younger son of James III, King of England: Whereas, by advice received from Florence, of date . the 33d January current, we arc on the point of losing tii« mvli serene CharlesU' Edward,