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Poetical Essays in APRIL 1753. 191

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

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

Attornies often play the farce on Benefit, in tbe Charakter of the Old Mock.

And swear a log will make a parson. Doctor, to introduce the 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, Confifts in empty talk and dress,
Have Pæon's fons 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 flow funeral-solemn rober pace, With nonsense captivates their hearts,
Turns to the waddle and the Riding 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,
Nolonger please--but in their place are seen Says, “wits are generally fools."
The smiles ro soft, so simple, 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 seldom 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,

ACADEMICUS The beau physician ftands the first in place,

(grace : God the universal Parent. A HYMN And hands you off with elegance and composed wiib a Visw ro obe Anniversary Therefore no more this mockery I'll wear,

of the Charity Schools of London and This old compound of face, and cane, Westminster. and hair ;

IGH-raisid on heaven's imperial Diffembling now's a trite and trivial talk,

throne, He's the best cheat who bravely fcorns

Th' Almighty holds his seat ; the mask.


Ten thousand radiant glories burn Let not the wits mistake our true in

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

Myriads of mining 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 stage,

(free, Th' almighty care confine ;
We must be pleasant, and we must be To man, his kind concerns are giving
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 our All share th' inspection of the sky,

[man, Where proper objects dwell. But shou'd fufpicion mark some fingle 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 rhow'rs,

With more exalted ground. The followir:g Lines we promised in our last, when we had not Room to insert them.

By us, in each expreffive swell,

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

And rais'd to life and heav'n. Fools.

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

Fir'd by th' expressive call :

And render, Lord, in just return, Pedants, who still procuring knowledge,

Our tongues, our hearts, our all. Reign half a century at college,

7. Rbudde, Form philosophical conjectures,

Vicar of Portefham, Dufet. And spend their lives in reading lectures ;


H н

Poetical Essays in APRIL, 1753.

In mort, forsake not justice, though you HOLT-SCHOOL, Thursday, March 15, 1753.


good; Thro' int reft, love or bate, incline from J. H. to J. B.

For these three often human reason blind,

And from strjat honour warp the partial Oficium nostrum erga PROXIMUM et Nos.


God's attributes compare with rby frail fate, Our duty towards our NEIGHBOUR and

And thun temptations of your present ftate. OURSELVES.

Lastly, curb pleasure! Since vain pleafures ST Numen cultum, Burrelle, am• bring plectere deinde

Great forrows oft, and always leave a fting. Fustitiam: et per te nulliunquom injuria fiat, Šed verbis aliisq: modis fuge lædere quen

To Mr. R. DYIR, on bis Poem, entitled, The quam :

CARNATION, to Miss PILHAM. « Quodq; tibi nolles, aliis fecisse caveto :

ONG had the rofe, in vernal bloora « Quodq; tibi velles, aliis præftare ftudero."


array'd, Hæc eft natura lex optima : quam nisi ad Been hail'd as queen, in ev'ry fylvan unguem (cebis, Made;

(nights, Servabis, non ipfe pro (mihi crede) pla- Improv'd the sprighly bowl on feftal Poftq; obitum infoelix non aurea lidera And crown'd the brightest wreaths in soadibis.

[rem, lemn rites : Alterius famam vel bonorem tangere vel Till thy carnation, 'midi furtounding Invidiâ, aut irâ, aut suadente cupidine, noli:

snows, Immò juva, quos effe bones intelligis, omni In the gay splendor of the rainbow rose : Sedulitate: malisq; interdum gratificare, Unbless'd by Sol, shot forth its beauteous Quod tibi vel nunquam noceant, vel parcius head,

[spread; obfint.

[amorve, And sweets ambrosial round the garden Nec te a justitiá retrahant mala munera, And now emborom'd by a matchless fair, Aut odium; namq; hæc tria sunt quæ lumina Shall vic in fame with Berenice's hair. mentis (trudunt.

J. L-X-N, Præstringunt, rectoq; homines a limite Sed memor esto dei femper, mortisq; EPIGRAM on Lord BOLINGBROXI'S futuræ.

Letters and she Answers. hæc

HEN Bolingbroke on , Improba perniciem ingentem mortalibus affert.

The deep learn'd page as innocent í


Nor deem'd against one scripture truth he wrote:

[pen Imirated by J. B. in ENGLISH.

But pious Hervey's, Clayton's wondrous

Convince that errors dwell in wiseft Our duty done towards cod, wbat follows rben?


Each gospel miracle like noon-day shines, Our duty towards ourselves, andothermen.

E'en Moses rock frem gushes in your TRICT jufice therefore tow'rd your

lines : neighbour use,

Bleft age ! such watchful Thepherds to beNor dare bimself or property abuse,


[christian fold! In thought, in word, or deed. This low Who feeds God's flock, nor fleece their was given

[heaven : Their arguments (o candid, modeft, plain, By nature first, and then enforc'd from I ne'er can taste lord Bolingbroke again. 'Wbate'er you would not men frould do to you,

EUGENIO. Do not to ibem; what you'd bave orbers do To you, perform to them.Act thus and

On earth belov'd, in beav'n for ever bleft.
Injure none then in hody, name, estate,

TRADING town in England, net

the least, Prompted by passion, avarice, or hate : By way of mystick rebus may be guest; But if, young friend, you find a poor good Invert the three first letters, and you'll man,

scan, By the same law afist him all you can: The nickname of a fam'd republican ; Yea more, for self's fake, e'en the bad The other three read forward, they'll affilt,

afford That they mayn't you annoy, or less reaft. A foreign title, which we conftrue lord.




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Monthly Chronologer.

147, has

HE body of Mr. William St. James's, where the nobility and gen.
Maude, mentioned p. try were very numerous, when, 'tis said,

been fince

his majesty was pleased to give the title found, and the coroner's of duke of Cornwall to his royal highinquest gave their ver- ness the prince of Wales, which has been dià, Wilful murder by vacant ever fince the death of the late

persons tothem unknown. prince. On March 30, was held a chapter of

THURSDAY, 5. the most antient order of the thistle, The lord bishop of Clogher presented to when the Rt. Hon. John earl of Rothes, the society of Antiquaries, a translation and William lord de Brooke were elected of a Journal to mount Sinai, made in knights companions of that order. the year 1722, by the prefetto of Egypt,

One Hewith, condemned at Exeter as. with his own curious and learned obrerGzes for poisoning his father, was execu. vations, dedicated to the society : And ted on March 31, according to the late thanks were ordered to be returned to act of parliament. He had been tried in his lordship for the great regard Thewn 1751, for the murder of his mother, and to them, as well as for his learned la. acquitted. At the gallows he denied the bours. (See p. 155.) poisoning of his father, but acknowledge After a: sermon preached by the Hon. ed he deserved death for his barbarous and Rt. Rev. the lord bishop of St. Araph usage to his mother, whom he had seve. at Whitechapel church, the governors of ral times beat in a cruel manner.

the London-hospital proceeded to see the Miss Dorothy Smith was tried at War. foundation already laid of the hospital in wick affizes upon an indi&tment for poic Whitechapel road, and from thence went foning her aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Martin, in a grand procession of coaches to Mer. relict of the Rev. Mr. Martin, of Curd- chant-Taylors hall, where a collection worth near Coleshill. Mr. ferj. Willes, was made, including that at the church, Mr. White, and Mr. Peake, were coun- amounting to 15251. 195. 60. fel on behalf of the crown ; and the pri

SATURDAY, 7. foner pleading not guilty, he was defend. William Hurley was executed at Croyed by Mr. Caldecut, Mr. Hewit, and Mr. don for the murder of Joluua Newton in Geast. The gentlemen who opened the St. George's fields, in April last. He had body were examined, and it was their been drinking with Newton for some opinion that, by the appearance of her hours, till he was fuddled, then invited stomach and bowels, she died of poison. him to lie with him at his lodgings, and Many other evidences were examined ; in the way thither knocked him down but no proof could be given of the admi- with a large hedge. Itake, afterwards beat nistration of the poison ; and a point of and cut him in a most terrible manner, law arising, whether the girl that bought and then robbed him. After his convicit, who was under nine years of age, tion he confessed the fact, another murcould be admitted an evidence, which der, and many robberies. was learnedly debated for above two At Croydon allizes to other persons rehours, it was determined in the negative; ceived sentence of death, viz. Robert and many persons of reputation appear- Hay and John Brown, for llieep-stealing ; ing to testify for the prisouer's good beha- Joseph Cavis and Swaine Luenberg, for viour towards hier aunt from her infancy, returning from transportation; Henry Mhe was acquitted.

Tomkins, for stealing a warch; John It is said that 70,00cl. will be raised Sturmey, John Grove, Philip Turner, by way of lottery, 20,000l, of which is John Whitten and Thomas M'Sheene, to be applied to the purchase of Sir Hans ior the highway. Sloane's curiosities ; 10,000 for the va

MONDAY, 9. luable collection of manuscripts of the As Mr. John Pead, a baker and far. late lord Oxford ; the remaining 40,000, mer of Hilperton, near Trowbridge, and together with 7000 bequeathed some his son (a very profligate young man) time since towards rebuilding the Cotto- were at work in a field together, some nian library, to be laid out in ereding a words arose ; when the son fell on his fa. publick building, which is to serve as a ther, and beat him in a most cruel man. repository for the above mentioned, and ner, and, it is thought would have mur. for the payment of the salaries of proper dered him, had not his father's cries been persons to take care of them.

heard by Mr. Ferris in the next field, SUNDAY, April 1.

who went to his affiftance, when the ron There was a grand drawing room at ran away and leaped into a quarry about April, 1753.



194 The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. April 60 yards off, in which were 12 feet water; gypsy having been respited for fix weeks, but as neither his father nor Mr. Ferris the fix other malefactors condemned the could swim, tho they both ventured up last feffions at the Old-Bailey, viz. four to their arm pits, he was drowned. men and two women, were this day exWEDNESDAY, 11.

ecuted at Tyburn. They behaved very Alexander Sheafe, Esq; having been penitent, and all but M‘Manning acknowelected governor, and Charles Palmer, ledged the justice of their sentence ; but Erq; deputy governor of the Bank of he said he was not the person who comEngland, the following gentlemen were mitted the robbery. (See p. 92.) on this day chosen directors, viz. Bryan Divine service was performed in the Beníon, Stamp Brooksbank, Matthew chapel at the Foundling hospital for the Beachcroft, Merrick Burrell, Bartholo- first time, when the Rt. Rev. the lord mew Burton, Richard Chiswell, J. Eaton bishop of Worcester preached a sermon Dodiworth, William Hunt, Benjamin on the importance and usefulness of that Lethieulier, Benjamin Longuet, Charles great charity, instituted for the preservaSavage, Theophilus Salwey, James Spil- tion of deserted infants, and the making man, John South, James Theobald, them become profitable to the publick ; Thomas Whately, Charles Boehm, Mat- and Te Deum, with an anthem peculiar to thew Clarmont, Esqrs. * Samue) Fludyer, the occasion, composed by George FreEsq; and alderman, Samuel Handley, derick Handel, Esq; that great benefactor Robert Marsh, Richard Stratton, * John to this charity, and also the coronation Sargent, and Harry Thompson, Esgrs. anthem, were vocally and inftrumentally 'Thore marked * were not in the direction performed. before.

Dr. Cameron, brother of Lochiel, who The same day came on the election for was seized in Scotland two or three days directors of the East-India company, after his return from France, was this when the following gentlemen were evening brought to the Tower in a coach choren, viz. * William Barwell, William under a strong guard of dragoons. The Braund, Robert Bootle, • Hen. Crabb next day he underwent a long examinaBoulton, * John Boyd, Christopher Bur- tion before the council at the Cockpit, raw, Richard Chauncy, * Roger Drake, after which he was sent back to the Peter Du Cane, * Zach. Phil. Fonnerau, Tower. Michael Impey, Stephen Law, William

TUESDAY, 17. Mabbott, Nathaniel Newnham, jun. His majesty went to the house of peers, Henry Plant, Thomas Phipps, * William and gave the royal afsent to, An act to ex Rider, Thomas Rous, Whichcott Turner, plain, amend, and render more effectual, Timothy Tullie,

Thomas Walpole, an act for the encouragement of the BriWilliam Wilberforce, jun. William tish white herring fishery, and for regulatWilly, and James Winter, Esqrs.

ing the said fithery according to the calenNote, Those marked with * are new ones. dar now in use, and for other purposes THURSDAY, 12.

therein mentioned : An act to oblige Tips The governors of St. Luke's hospital more effectually to perform their quaranfor lunaticks, had their annual dinner at tine, and for the better preventing the Grocers-hall : At which were present plague being brought from foreign parts the Rt. Hon. the earl of Cardigan, prefi- into Great-Britain or Ireland, or the illes dent ; his grace the archbishop of Canter. of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or bury, the Rt. Hon. the earl of Hertford, Man : An act for opening the port of the Rt. Rev. the lord bishops of Worcer- Exeter, for the importation of wool, and ter and Norwich, several of the court of woollen yarn, from Ireland : An act for aldermen, and many other persons of dif- permitting the exportation of wool and tinction when the collection for the woollen or bay yarn from any port in Irecharity amounted to joool. 73. 6d. land, to any port in Great Britain : To FRIDAY, 13:

two bills for repairing and improviug hare Anne Williams for poisoning her huf- bours : To acts for building a new church band, Walter Crabb for stealing upwards at Manchester ; a chapel at Portsea, in of 401. and William Weobly for Meep- the county of Southampton ; for enlarg. Realing, were executed at Gloucester. ing Paddington church-yard; purchasing The two men behaved with great com-- a prison in the county of Devon ; for the pasure, both after sentence and at the recovery of small debts in the parishes of place of execution ; but Anpe Williams, Boston Skirbeck in Lincoln fhire ; to % who was burnt at the stake, protested her road bilis; and to u private bills, innocence of the fact for which the suffer

WEDNESDAY, 18. od with a behaviour quite unbecoming, A fermon was preached in the chapel MONDAY, 16.

of the French hospital in Old-freet soad, The execution of Mary Squires the


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195 for the benefit of that charity, wherein cester, to Miss Peggy Afton, youngest 225 poor persons are maintained ; where

daughter of the late Sir Thomas Afton, the audience were very numerous, and of Alton, in Cheshire, Bart. a 14,000l. the collection on that account amounted fortune. to upwards of 12 gol.

April 2. Capt. Bradley, to Miss Addis, THURSDAY, 19:

of Berkeley-square. Five of the 10 malefactors condemned Capt. Dormer Watson, to Miss Powney, at Croydon affizes were this morning ex- daughter of brigadier Powney. ecuted on Kennington common, viz. 13. John Cooper, Esq; of Edinburgh, Joseph Davis for returning from transpor- to Miss Poore, eldest daughter of Edward tation ; Jolin Sturmey, John Grove, John Poore, Esq; of the Clore, Sarum. Whilfen, and Thomas M'Sheene, for rob- 15. William Anne Venables Vernon, beries on the highway.

of Staffordshire, Esq; to Miss Augusta THURSDAY, 26.

Heathcote, of Harrow, a 30,000l. forThe birth-day of his royal highness the tune. duke of Cumberland was celebrated, who 18. Thomas Bray, Esq; of Dorsetshire, then entered into the 33d year of his age. to Miss Elizabeth Burton, of Edmonton.

The indemnification claimed by M. 22. Robert Drummond, Esq; partner Peyrac, owner of the French merchant. with Mr. Drummond and son, bankers, man the Phoenix, condemned at St. Chri- at Charing Cross, to Mifs Thompson, of topher's in 1743, has occafioned a me- Leicester-fields. morial to be presented to the secretary of Rev. Dr. Pickering, rector of St. Seftate by the marquis de Mirepoix, the pulchre's, to Miss Elizabeth Sclater, fifter French ambassador, in consequence of one of Mr. deputy Sclater, of Newgate - streets presented to him by the said M. Peyrac ; 24. Hildebrand Oakes, Esq; of the the conclusion of which shows the state royal Welch fufileers, to Miss Cornelison, of his case, as follows :

of Upper Grosvenor-street, a niece of Sir « The sentence of the lords commiffi- Richard Hoare. oners for appeals, on the 18th of Jan. Mr. Webb, jun. an eminent surgeon, last, allows him reftitution of the ship to Miss Coppinger. and cargo, or the real value : This value April 7. The lady of Charles Lewis being that which the plaintiff legally nos Montolien, son to the baron St. Hippolite, tified to the captors at St. Christopher's, general of his majesty's forces, delivered amounts to 20,4111. and not what it was of a son and heir. settled at by an irregular and unusual esti- The lady of the Hon. James Annesley, mation, made without his knowledge or Esq; of a daughter. participation, and against which he en- The lady of the Hon. capt. Montilla, tered a protest as soon as he knew of it, of a son. The plaintiff could obtain no farther re, 13. The lady of Edward Sawbright, lief from their lordships. But the costs, Esq; of a son and heir. damages, and interest, which he claimed 14. The lady of the Hon. and Rev. in 1743, and again in 1744, and on every Dr. Egerton, dean of Hereford, of a son. occafion since that time, particularly when

18. Rr. Hon. lady Ferrers, only daughhis appeal was judged, having been parl- ter of the earl of Northampton, and coned over in silence, the plaintiff thinks sort of the Hon. George Townshend, Erą; himself entitled to demand a decision of a fon and heir. concerning those articles, which are be. 23. The lady of Peter Legh, Erq; of a come even more confiderable than the daughter. capital.”


March 18. T. Hon. Rachel PaunceMARRIAGES and BIRTHS. March 226

senior of Kincardine. G

Stoke-Newington, Efq; 26. Hon. William Duff, Efq; eldest to Mrs. Butts, widow of the late Dri fon of lord Bracco, a Scotch peer. Butis, bishop of Ely.

30. The lady of Sir Evelin Alfon, 25. Charles Lamborne, Esq; of a con. Bart. fiderable fortune in the Weit. Indies, to Sir William Cann, Bart, town-clerk of Miss Anne Harvey, of Fenchurch-ftreet. Bristol.

Capt. Hughes, to Mrs. Peters, widow 31. Hon. Thomas Howard, Esq; lieut. of the late Dr. Peters, an eminent phy- gen. of his majesty's forces, and goverfician.

nor of Berwick upon Tweed ; a brave 35. George Dewar, Eq; to lady Ca- and experienced officer. roline Bertie, filter to liis grace the duke April 8. Monf. Zamborni, resident here of Ancaster.

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