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1753. Account of BAMPFYLDE Moore CAREW.
a house frequented by his community, was entirely ignorant that none were al-
exchanged his cioaths for a ragged habit,

lowed to travel there without proper made a counterfeit wound in his thigh, pafles, or that there was a confiderable took a pair of crutches, and having dis- reward granted for apprehending a runguised his face with a venerable pity- away, he congratulated himself on his moving beard, and some other altera- happy escape, and did not doubt but he tions, went in search of the colonel, should find means to get to England. whom he found in the town of Evershot. A But going one morning early thro' a narHis lamentable moans began almost as row path, he was met by four men, soon as the colonel was in fight : His when not being able to produce a pass, countenance expressed nothing but pain; he was seized, carried before a justice his pretended wound was exposed to the of peace, and clapped in prilon. But colonel's eye, and the tears trickled down here happily getting intelligence, that his filver beard. As the colonel's heart some captains to whom he was known, was not proof against such an affecting were lying with their ships in the harlight, he threw him half a crown, which bour, he let them know his ftuation, on Carew received with exuberant gratitude, B which they paid him a visit, and told and then with great submission defired him, that as he had not been fold to a to be informed 'if col. Strangeways, a planter, if the captain did not come to very charitable gentleman, did not live demand him, he would be publickly fold in that neighbourhood, and begged to the next court day, and then generously be directed the nearest way to his seat; agreed to purchase him among themselves, on which the colonel, filled with com- and to give him his liberty : Carew, says passion, shewed him the shorteft way to our author, was so ftruck with their kind. his own house, and on this he took his c ness, that he could not consent to pure leave. Carew returned before the colo- chale his liberty at their expence, and nel, and pretended to be greatly refreshed defired them to tell the captain who with his morning's walk. When they brought the transports where he was. They were set down to dinner, Carew enquired at last agreed to his request; the captain what sport they had had, and if the co- received this news with great pleasure, lonel had not met a very miserable object ? sent round his boat for him, and had Aye, a very miserable object, indeed, him feverely punished with a cat-of-ninereplied the colonel, he looked most pite- tails, and had a heavy iron collar fixed ouny, and had a very bad wound in his


to his neck, and with this gauling yoak thigh. Did not you direct him here? he was obliged to perform the greatYes, replied the colonel, I did; and he eft drudgery. One day, when his spihas got here before you, says Carew, and rits were ready to link with despair, is now at your table. This occafioned a he saw the captains Harvey and Hose great deal of mirth; but the colonel kins, two of those who had proposed to could not be persuaded of the truth of purchase his liberty ; they were greatly what Carew asserted, till he nipped out, affected with the miseries he suffered, and hopped in again upon his crutches. E and after having rounded the boatswain

About this time Clause Patch, the king and mate, prevailed on them to wink of the Mendicants, died, and Carew had at his escape ; but the greatest obstacle the honour of being elected king in his was there being 401. penalty and half room; by which dignity, as he was pro- a year's imprisonment for any one that vided with every thing necessary by the took off his iron collar, so that he must joint contributions of the community, he be obliged to travel with it on. Tlie was under no obligation to go on any captains acquainted him with all the dif. cruize. Notwithstanding this, Carew was ficulties he would meet with ; but he as active in his stratagems as ever; but


was far from being discouraged, and rehe had not long enjoyed this honour, solved to set out that night, when direcwhen he was seized and confined as an ting him what course to take, they gave idle vagrant, tried at the quarter feflions, him a pocket compass to steer by, a steel at Excter, and transported to Maryland; and tinder-box, a bag of biscuits, a where being arrived, he took the oppor:

cheese and some rum. After taking an

) tunity, wliile the captain of the vessel and affectionate leave of his benesafors, he a person who seemed disposed to buy lim, set out; but he had not travelled far, were drinking a bottle of punch in a pub- Gbefore he began to reflect on his wretchlick-house, to give them the lip, and to ed condition : Alone, unarmed, unaccake with him a pint of brandy and some quainted with the way, gauled with a biscuits, and then betake himself to the leavy yoke, exposed every moment to woods.

the most imminent dangers; and a dark Ilaving thus eluded their search, as he tempeliuous niglit approaching, increased





IMMORALITY of DETRACTION. April his terror; his ears were assaulted by Rogers, he fet fail for England; and after the yells of the wild beasts; but kind- having prevented his being pressed on ling some sticks, he kept them all night board a man of war, by pricking his hands at a distance, by constantly swinging a and face, and rubbing them with bay-salt fire-brand round his head. When day- and gun-powder, to give him the aplight appeared, he had nothing to do but pearance of the small-pox, safely landed to seek for the chickest tree he could find; at Bristol, and soon rejoined his wife and climbing into it, as he had travelled A and begging companions. hard all night, he soon fell asleep. Here he staid all day, eating sparingly of his From the ADVENTURER, April 13. biscuit and cheese, and night coming on he took a large dram of rum, and again ETRACTION is among those vices, pursued his journey: In this manner travelling by night, and concealing him- sufficient force to prevent; because, by self by day, he went on till he was out detraction, that is not gained which is of danger of pursuit, or being stopped taken away : “He who filches from me for want of a pars, and then travelled B my good name, says Shakespear, enriches by day. His journey was frequently in- not himself, but makes me poor indeed :" terrupted by rivers and rivulets, which he As nothing, therefore, degrades human was obliged either to wade thro', or swim nature more than detraction, nothing over. At length he discovered five In- more disgraces conversation. dians at a distance; his fear represented But for this practice, however vile, them in the most frightful colours; but fome have dared to apologize, by conas he came nearer, he perceived them tending that the report by which they cloathed in deer-skins, their hair was C injured an absent character, was true: exceeding long, and to his inexpressible This, however, amounts to no more, joy, he discovered they had guns in their than that they have not complicated malica hands, which was a sure sign of their with falshood, and that there is some being friendly Indians ; and these having difference between detraction and Nander, accoled him with great civility, roon To relate all the ill that is true of the best introduced him to their king, who spoke man in the world, would probably render very good English, and made him go to him the object of suspicion and difruft ; his wigwam, or hours, when observing that and if this practice was universal, mutual he was so much hurt by his collar, the Dconfidence and esteem, the comforts of good king immediately set himself about society, and the endearments of friendship freeing him from it; and at last effected would be at an end. it by jagging the steel of Carew's tin. After all the bounty of nature, and der-box iuto a kind of saw, his majesty all the labour of virtue, many imperfecSweating heartily at the work. This tions will be still discerned in human being done, he set before Carew fome beings, even by those who do not see Indian bread and other refreshments. with all the perfpicacity of human wisdom; Here he was treated with the greatest ho- E and he is guilty of the most aggravated ípitality and respect; and scarce a day detraction, who reports the weakness of pasied, in which he did not go out with a good mind discovered in an unguarded some party on a hunting match, and fre. hour; something which is rather the efquently with the king himself.

fect of negligence, than design; rather a One day as they were hunting, they folly, than a fault ; a rally of vanity, rather fell in company with some other Indians than an irruption of malevolence. It has near the river Delaware, and when the therefore been a maxim inviolably sacred chace was over fat down to be merry with them. Carew took this opportunity


among good men, never to disclose the

secrets of private conversation ; a maxim, to flip out, and going to the river fide, which though it seems to arise from the seized one of their canoes, and tho' en- breach of some other, does yet imply tirely unacquainted with the method of that general rectitude, which is produced managing them, boldly pushed from shore, by a consciousness of virtuous dignity, and and landed near Newcattle in Pensylvania. a regard to that reverence which is due

Carew now transformed himself into to ourselves and others; for to conceal a quaker, and behaved as if he had never any immoral purpose, which to disclose is seen any other sort of people ; and in this G to disappoint; any crime, which to hide manner travelled to Philadelphia, meel- is to countenance ;

or any character, in every where with the kindeít treac. which to avoid is to be fare ; as it is in. ment, and the most plentiful supfly; compatible with virtue, and injurious to from 'ience he went to New York, where society. car be a law only among those going aboard a veilel belonging to capt, who are enemies to both.


Sung by Miss FALKNER, at Marybon-Gardens.

Daphne on her arm reclin'd, Thus express'd her angry mind; See the

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Visionary scene and vain,

Thus the fair in anger spoke
Fancied joy, but real pain :

'Gainst poor Hymen's rugged yoke ; 'Tis to fight a goodly flow'r,

Cupid in the form of youth
But it changes in an hour.

Swore he'd prove the virgin's truth;
Dian, take me to thy shade,

Ev'ry human art he try'd,
I with thee will dwell a maid :

Knelt, and vow'd, and wept, and sighid;
Deaf to courtier, wit, or beau,

Must I say ! expire in woe?
When they sue I'll thunder-no.

Daphne figh'd, and whisper'
Poetical Essays in A PRIL, 1753.

While we, faint mimicks of your genuine


[you to write, POETS, addresledo Dr. Young on

Who lisp'd your ftrains, and learnt from bis Tragedy of ibe Brothers. (See p. 99.)

Must to our great original submit,
AS this well done, amidst a later And lay our laurels at our conqu’roP's

To rouse thy genius, and resume the Nage? Say, Patriarch, say, whence Springs this
Was this an hero's, or a father's part,

power sublime,

[time? Great claffick champion of the tragick art? This wond'rous force, which triumphs over We muft, we will complain. Who now Inferior bards beneath the hand of age inali dare

Feel their nerves Nacken, and unbend their The contest, and ascend the muse's car,

rage ; Thy rival in the race? Secure you strain Entellus-like, the gauntlet you resign, The foaming bit, or loose tire fiowing And your last efforts prove your ftrength





MAY guide,


Poetical Essays in APRIL, 1753.

Young turkics I allow you four,
On Captain WEBB's having a Sbip.

Partridge and pullets half a score ;
AY gentle Thetis be your happy Of house-lamb boil'd cat quarters two,

The d-l's in't if this won't do.
And you triumphant on the billows ride; Now as to liquor, wliy indeed,
May she indulgent rule the passive main, What I advise I send you, mead.
And you by merit all her gifts obtain : Glasses of wine t'extinguish drought,
Tho' sounds of war, and fatal discords Take three with water, three without.

[peace; Let constant exercise be try'd,
And tranquil nations taste the fruits of

And sometimes walk, and sometimes
In filent tubes tho' deadly thunders sleep,

ride :

May you maintain the honours of the deep; Health oft'ner comes from Blackdown
Bear Britain's banner o'er the liquid plain, Than from the apothecary's bill,
And spread her glory thro' the wide domain, Be not in hart, nor think to do
Where tritons with their trumpets sound Your business with a purge or two.
your fame,

Some, if they are not well at once,
And faithless nations tremble at your name; Proclaim their doctor for a dunce ;
Undaunted still the glorious course pursue, Restless from quack to quack they range,
Till Thetis owns no other lord but you. When 'tis themselves they ought to change:

F. TAYLOR, Nature hates violence and force,

By method led and gentle course ;
Epitaph on Ld. BARGANY. By Mr. H.

Rules and restraint you must endure,
O hence instructed from this early

What comes by time, 'tis time must cure,

(mourn ; The use of vegetables try, Wife as you weep, and better as you And prize Pomona in a pye ; This urn, where titles, fortune, youth

What e'er you eat put something good ing repose,


And worship Ceres in a pudding : How vain the fleeting good that life be

Young Bacchus' rites you must avoid,
Learn, age, when now it can no more fup- And Venuis must go unenjoy’d.

For breakfast, it is my advice,
To quit the burden, and consent to die ; Eat gruel, sago, barley, rice ;
Secure, the truly virtuous never tell, Take burdock roots, and, by my troth,
How long the part was acted, but how I'd mingle daisies in my broth.


Thus may you laugh, look clear and Youth, stand convicted of each foolith

thrive, Each daring with of lengthen'd life and Enrich'd by those whom you survive : fame,


May dying friends, with one accord,
Thy life a moment, and thy fame a

Truth and fincerity reward,
The natural end, oblivion and death ;
Hear then this folemn truth, obey its Ar EPIGRAM : On a Clergymar's fucing

a very bonest Quaker for Dues, in ite Spie Submiss adore, for this is mankind's all. ritual Couri, (wber be migh: bave recetero

ed them in obe juur:mary Way) and bad only A Prescription to cure ar AST!IMA. Give the mean Satisfaction of fending bim so en by W. R. Woollin-Drapir, io C. N.


IE doctor ! 'where's the Christian

LD friend, accept of this from me, While thus you punith real merit;

Religion, without chiarity,
An asthma is your case, I think,

However specious, is a lye : So you must neither eat nor drink,

Indulging of revenge so keen, I mean of meat preserv'd in salt,

You lose the feo, and get the spleen! Or any liquor niade of malt ;

Of two, ftill chuse the lofter evil, From reason'd sauce avert your eyes, To act reverse, is, fure, the devil. From hams and tongues, and pigeon


Ti ven'ron party's set berore ye,
Each bit you eat, momenon vicmi.

OM E cardinals the painter chid,
Your supper nothing, if you please,

Tl'apostles faces were too red; But above all no toated cheese.

But he reply'd, transgresors ! 'Tis likely you will now observe,

My art is right, my pencil true, What I prescribe will make you starve :

'Tis past a doubt, they blush for you ! No-- I allow you at a meal,

Who file you felves fucectors, f. neck, a loin, or lezci vea! ;


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Call poetry and other arts
An Oicafional PROLOGUE, intended to have

Unworthy men of skill and parts.
been spoken by Mr. Woodward, at his

Attornies often play the farce on
Benefii, in the Character of the Old Mock- And swear a log will make a parson.
Doctor, to introduce tbe New One.

Founded on truth this maxim lies,
100 long, by dint of dress, and force That, what we have not, we despise.
of face,

Amyntor, whose chief happiness
With all th' hypocrisy of grave grimace, Consists in empty talk and dress,
Have Pæon's sons attracted vulgar eyes, Who thinks it unpolite to look
And made themselves conspicuous by dir. On Hebrew, Greek, or Latin book ;

[conscious pride Yet still in reading makes advances,
But, now, with heart felt worth and And criticises on romances ;
We are ourselves—and throw the mark To render him a man of fashion,
aside :

Fit for the ladies conversation;
The Now funeral-folemn fober pace, With nonsense captivates their hearts,
Turns to the waddle and the sliding grace; And passes for a man of parts.
That look, which death denounces or de- This fool elate with self conceit,

[eyes Rails against men of sense and wit;
The gape-distended mouth, and half-Thut Hates all the learning of the schools,
No longer pleafebut in their place are seen Says, “wits are generally fools."
The smiles ro roft, ro limple, and serene! Yet still, vain wretch, experience thews,
Life's a disease we all a while endure, That wit reigns not 'mongst fools and
And which most doctors feldom fail to

[breath, This can't remain a standing rule,
And wou'd you with politeness lose your Since thou'rt no wit and yet a fool.
And Nide genteely to the realms of death,

The beau phyfician ftands the first in

(grace : God the universal Parent. A HYMN
And hands you off with elegance and

composed with a view to tbe Anniversary Therefore no more this mockery I'll wear,

of the Charity-Schools of London and
This old compound of face, and cane, Wettminster.

FIGH-raisid on heaven's imperial
He's the best cheat who bravely scorns

Th' Almighty holds his seat ;
the mark.

(tent, Let not the wits mistake our true in

Ten thousand radiant glories burn

Around his awful feet :
Nor think that spleen, where only mirth
is meant ;

Myriads of Thining seraphs glow
We reverence virtue in the truly good,

Before the thund'rer-God;
And honour science when 'tis understood.

They wait his all-commanding brow,
But if in this refin'd judicious age

And catch the flying nod.
There are mock doctors acting off the Nor yet the glories of high heav'n

(free, Th’ almighty care confine ;
We must be pleasant, and we must be To man, his kind concerns are giv'a,
And give derision as their lawful fee;

And earth's remotest line.
Whether they wait at opulence's door, Nor boast the great his partial eye ;
Or do they charitably kill the poor-

The humble cott and cell ;
To point them out for ridicule's All share th’inspection of the sky,

[man, Where proper objects dwell.
But Mou'd suspicion mark some single With rich munificence, he pours
Let that same doctor in his turn be free,

His various blessings round ;
And as a brother actor laugh at me. While humbler vales confess the show'rs,

With more exalted ground.
The followir:g Lines we promised in our
lasl, when we bad not Room 1o insert them.

By us, in each expressive swell,

A thousand proofs are giv'n ;
On a D of a certain C-ge, who ob- Snatch'd, as we art, from death and hell,
served, That Wits are generally great

And rais'd to life and heav'n.

By grateful love inflam'd, we burn,
HRO' the whole race of man we find

Fir'd by th' expressive call :
Some are to others merits blind. And render, Lord, in just return,
Pedants, who still procuring knowledge, Our tongues, our hearts, our all.
Reign half a century at college,

7. Rhudde,
Form philosophical conjectures,

Vicer of Porte ham, Dorse!
And spend their lives in reading lectures;


Diffembling now's a trite and trivial task, Hhrone


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