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610 Poetical Essays in DECEMBER, 1753,
Great in the mimick art,
The tragick scene 'our pity draws,
And melts the hardest heart.
13. Suill does the mind of min reveal
Ev'n Op'ra now the rafte alarms,
With wreaths of merit crown'd;
And tunes the soul with round:
No more the seat of fense arraigns
Th' enchantment of the ear ;
Wit gives its fanction to the Rrains,
The judgment's rapt to hear.
Our various pleafures try';
With sofrixess in thine eye.
And when, bright - gleaming o'er the
plain, But heav'n, my Culia, fashion'd you
The summer's dawn is seen,
Return to rural life again,
And reign the little queen.
A T A L E.
And nymphs trip o'er the lawn?
The weather to their minds to make.
To be accomplish'd with succefs :
And therefore moft the charge declin'd,
At length one, wiler than the ret,
A candidate himself profe'sid ;
And he did frankly take in hand
His word of honour he did give, sü:) by the fire you talk or read,
And promised (if he did live) anić wigili oblivious night.
That they should have, when he wat
plac'd, Deep in the wood's remote recess,
Such weather as they liked beft.
On this assurance, great and fmall,
And soon as this was once obtain'd,
With all dispatch he was ordain'd.
Now, full of hopes, they all expect
To see his promise take effect;
But, to their disappointment fore,
The weather prov'd just as before.
Of this fome loudly did complain,
(Now that they thought there hopes were Amurements heré incelant spring,
And now their paftor they accus'd,
That he had grofy them abus'd.
Now fome, in secret discontent, Biris winter bafte on downy leet,
Did their unhappy care lament ; and guids trie gloomy year.
Some to their panor ftraight repair'd,
And their complaint to him declar'd. Telestre, where genius beams
He first did gravely reprimand ilts unobtruded ray,
Their bold impatient demand; locre'ont in smiles dejection seems,
Told them, they need not be afraid,
For he'd make good what he had said.
Poetical Essays in DECEMBER, 1753. 611
From the Gray's.INN JOURNA
OOR I, cors'd up and down from
shore to shore, Your inclination, and to how
Sick, wet and weary, will to sea no more; My own veracity allo,
Yet 'tis fome comfort, tho' I quit the With your content, I chuse to hear
(made, The publick voice in this attair;
That this last voyage with success is The point is delicate and nice,
The ship full laden, and the fraight all And consequently needs advice,
pay'd. Let's call a meeting then, and fend
Since then for reasons I the stage give o'er, To warn the parish to attend :
And for your fakes-write tragedies no And, if you please, without delay,
(brain, We'll for the meeting fix a day.
Some other schemes, of course, posless my The motion was approv'd, and so
For he who once has eat,- must eat again. They all content away did go,
And left this lank, this melancholy phyz Muling, or talking, all the way,
Should grow more lank, more dismal than On the importance of the day.
[ftare! The day is come; the people meet,
A scheme I have in hand will make you And one another kindly greet;
Tho' off the stage, I still must be the play'r. Enters the priest, among the rest,
Still must I follow the theatric plan, Who thus the audience addrest:
Exert my comic pow'rs, draw all I can, My friends, the cause of this our meeting And to each guestappear a diff'rent man. You all well know without repeating; I (like my liquors) must each palate hit, You'd have the weather at your will;
Rake with the wild, be sober with the
(part-the wit. I must your sentimçnts consult,
Nay sometimes act 'my least becoming And of the farne know the result;
With politicians I must nod--feem full*Be pleased then to let me know
And at my best becoming part-the dull.
Requiring converse by the laws of nature;
And as the moon can raise the swelling Well, James, your judgment tell me flood, plain,
Or as the mind is influenc'd by the blood, What weather chuse you ? I'm for rain, So--do I make myself well understood. You, honest man : What is your name? I'm puzzled, faith-let us like Bayes agree Is it not Jolin? The very fame,
[lee it. Then, John, what say you ? I'm for You'll know my plot much better when you drought.
But truce with jesting, let me now imAnd you, the next, your mind speak out;
part Are you for rain, or for dry weather ? The warm o'erflowings of a grateful heart; Why' really, Sir, I'am for neither.
Come good, come bad, while life or For neithor,-ay you, pray what then ?
[paft: You must, my friend, yourself explain. My mind shall treasure up your favours Temperate weather I think beft.
And might one added boon encrease the Then lays one, Let the wind blow weft.
(thore : Nay, From the eart, another says,
With much less forrow thould I quit this I'd have it blow, for certain days.
To mine, as you have been to me, prove
Let her with others your indulgence share ;
Whate'er my fate; if this my wilh prevails, To work impoffibilities.
'Twill glad the father, tho’ the schemist At present you can not agree ;
To Miss MACKLIN, on ber Fattor choice ;
and Morber's leaving ibe Stage. Speak your opinion with one voice ;
INCE sprightly wit, and humour you Be of one mind : And tben shall
potress, Give weather that will please you all. Majestick carriage, and polite address ;
612 IMPORTANT ADvices from IRELAND.
acclamations, and the joyful shouts of
the most diftant parts of the city; joy Who but with inward sorrow muft repine? sparkled in every honeft countenance, and Who could refuse an offer fo divine ? gladdened eyery honest heart : The blaze Thee to admire, encourage and reward, of more than sooo bonfires illumined our Let ev'ry gen'rous Briton have regard, streets, which reforinded with the grateTo give that budding merit kindly leat, ful voice of multitudes, whose rejoicings Which time with stealing hours shall make were only suspended by the approach of compleat ;
day. Such were the expressions, by which Then the rich produce we niay hope to fee, a people, truly fenfible or the inestimable Of Oldfield's excellence reviv'd in thee. bichings of liberty, and the merits of Willen in the graceful dance thy footsteps thoie ditinterested champions, whio, with move,
a generous disregard of private interett, Elegance bids each man of taste approve. so nobly contended for the publick, testiEven things minute and trivial you adorn, fied their gratirude and approbation; and And make that please, which else would which might have done honour to the anmcet our scorn.
(retire, tient Romans, those logs of freedom, even Thrice happy MACXLIX, who can thus when their republick was at its highest And like the Plooix leave thy parent fire, pitch or glory and perfection. Which must as long as judgment rules the
Tucsday, 18. The merchants and traders ball,
of this city presented the following adGive ípirit, life, and happiness, to all. dress, figned by upwards of 100 of the A PANEGYRIC on VIRTUE.
molt eminent (whole names, for want of
room, we are obliged to omit) to Sir SAE NNOBLING virtue! ty transcendent
NUEL COOKE, Bürl. one of our represenworth
[brings forth. Out-rates the treasures which the earth
tative, in partiament, which he accepted As thou’rt from God an emanation pu: e, picafue le received by this publick mark
with great politeness, testifying the signal Thy narire brightness ever shall endure. No Aath art thou, no feebic light foco done,
of approbation fiom fo respectable a body; A full gleam thou, inore lasting than the
and assuring them, that as it has hitherto
been his contant endeavour to acquit him(heav'nly rays,
self of the sacred trust delegated to him More gay, more briglit, thou dart' it thy And cach enlightend soul reflects tliy
with fidelity and honour; fo Thould be on
every future occasion invariably parsue the praise. Jo vice's garb, the beauteous falsly shine;
same great object, by supporting, to the * Adorn'd by thee, the homely lock divine :
utmost of his power, such measures, as
seem best calculated to promote and fecure Each thought within their minds is truly
the true intereit and welfare of his confair,
To Sir Samuel Cooke, Bart, one
Representatives in Parliament for the
City of Dublin,
In the present crisis of affairs, when the are known.
preservation of every thing truly valuable Politeness, honour, magnanimity,
calls for our utmost vigilance and circum Peace, modesty, and candour, blaze in thee.'
fpection, to maintain the principles of our happy .conftitution sacred and inviolable ;
we the fubfcribing merchants and traders ADDITIONS no December,
of the city of Dublin, cannot omit this Dublin, Monday, Dec. 17.
opportunity of testifying our entire apo
probation of your condu& in parliament, HE grand question, which has so ge
as well in promoting the interest of this attention of the publick, after a long debate,
city in particular, as in opponing fuch
measures, as might prove fatal to the which lasted till 12 at night, was fina:ly de
welfare and liberty of the kingdom. termined in a manner bizbly agreeable to
Our regard for the present and future all friends of liberty and their country.
generations, would call upon us to exThe populace, who impatiently waited the
hort, you to perfevere, did not the geneimportant decision, carried the patriot tri.
IMPORTANT Advices froin IRELAND. 613 rous principles upon which you have spirit and sense as the present,' wo support hitherto acted make that unnecetsary. It the liberty of Ireland. May those only its, therefore, our part to assure you, that fel ecclefiaftical tyranny, who would a faithful discharge of your duty will be subunit to it. May the commons of Irewhe furest recommendation to a grateful land ever defend themselves from all un. people, who will, upon all occasions, en.' due, anticonftitutional influence. The deavour to shower honours upon thore, and glorious majority on the £3d of Nov. and upon those alone, who adhere stedfastly to the 17th of Dec,' Religion without prietta the true united interest of our moft excel. craft. The church to the bibie. Keep to bent king, and yet happy country:
your tackle, old Harry. The linen maSuch are the marks of respect and gra- nufacture. All the manufacturos of Iretitade, which are at the same time the land. Lord Tyrone. Lord Kingsboroughe jus reward, as well as the inseparable ac- The patriot representatives of Ulfter. tendant on virtue and publick fpirit; and The patriot representatives of Leinster, it is very observable, that several of the The patriot representatives of Connaught. gentlemen who concurred in the above ada May the true lovers of liberty, in Greatdress, were such as espoused a contrary, Britain and Ireland, be for ever united in interest on the late ele&ion.
affection, as they are in intereft, &c. &c. Many of the inhabitants, who from the &c. Many zealous citizens forced into lateness of the hour had not an oppor- the room, to view the earl of Kildare tunity of rejoycing on the determination and the Speaker, their beloved patrons : of the preceding night, testified their ap- And after gratifying their curiosity, and probation of that important decision by expressing their satisfaction by a loud bonfires, illuminations, and other ex- buzza, very orderly retired. The chearpressions of the sincereft joy.
fulness and unanimity, that ro power Wednesday, 19. Near 100 noblemen and fully prevailed in this assembly, j omila gentlemen, of the first distinction in the the best effects to the province, and to the province of Munster, with the lord mayor whole kingdom, as far as the endeavours and sheriffs, dined at the Tholsell of this of one province may contribute thereto : city; the right hon. Henry Boyle, speaker And its first endeavour affords, a fair ex of the House of Commons, in the chair ; ample for the other provinces, in the folWhere all possible magnificence and ele- lowing resolution of thanks to their worgance were displayed for their table enter- thy representatives in parliament for the tainment, while their ears were delighted province of Munster. with an excellent band of mufick, the At an assembly of the gentlemen of the ringing of all the bells in town, and by province of Munster, held at the Tholsell the pleasing acclamations of the populace of the city of Dublin, on Wednesday the round a large bonfire, where they poured 19th of December, 1753. out their unaffected, cordial praises of Resolved, That the thanks of this their benefactors. In this scene of mirth assembly be given to the Speaker, and to and good humour, which were never more their faithful representatives in parliaeminently distinguilhable in any assembly, ment; for having, in this critical feaall toasts, expreiling loyalty and patriota ron, zealously and successfully defended ifm, were remembered, amongst which the cause of liberty against all anticonthe following were mort remarkable : ftitutional invafons; for having exhibitThe king. The prince of Wales. The ed for posterity the most illustrious ex princess dowager of Wales, and the rest amples of loyalty and patriotism ; and of the royal family. The duke, and the for having, with the alimtance of the army. The duke, and battle of Culloden. generous representatives of other parts of The glorious and immortal memory of thi's kingdom, hitherto preserved their the grear king William. May the súc. country froin the mischievous effects ceffion to the crown be perpetuated in the of corruption and other male-practices, illustrious house of Hanover. The lord by which they have entitled themselves to lieutenant. Prosperity to Ireland. Pro- the most grateful acknowledgments and fpertiy to Muniter. Prosperity to the services of all who have a due sense of city of Dublin. All those worthy citizens, the interest of this kingdom, and rightly who joined in thanks to their faithful re- conceive how greatly society is concerned prefcorative, Sir Samuel Cooke, for his in giving virtue ample rewards. good conduct in parliament. May the commons ever hold the purse of the na- The discovery of William Price, a native tion. May the present speaker, and all and joiner of Crickhewel in Breconiture, fucceeding speakers, maintain their dig - who was the barbarous murderer of the nity in the state. May power ever remain Jew, (see p. 578.) was occafoned chiefly by in the friends of Ireland. May there never his audacicely carrying in his pockers be wanting an earl of Kildare, of as much
than in 1751.
614 Other Additions to DECEMBER, 1753.
Flint town, Sir John Glynne, bart: ornaments unsuitable to him ; and, in
Kyffin Williams, Erq; deceased. some measure, to his great generosity
Higham Ferrers, John Yorke, Efq; towards his female acquaintance in Bre
-John Hill, Esq; deceased.
Bedfordshire, carl of Upper Oliorya con, in bestowing on them gold rings, Sir Danvers Osborne made governor of stone girdle - buckles, snufr-boxes, &c. New York, lince dead. in too liberal a manner; and since his Litchfield, Sir Thomas Gresley, bart, commitment to Monmouth goal, he has lince dead-Hon. Richard Leveson Gower, made the following voluntary confession. deceased.
« Nov. 20, I was going from my mo- Selkirk, Gilbert Elliot, Esq; – John ther's houie to Brecon, I met Jonas Levi Murray, Esq; deceased. a Jew within two fields of Crickhowel, Worcestershire, Edmund Pyets, Esq; there I turned back and followed hiin to his father, deceased. the place where I took a fake and laid In the city of Norwich, from Dec. 25, it down ; I was then before him, and then 1752, to Dec. 252 1753, there were turn'd back, and met him, and with that born 604 males and 541 females, in all Itake I knock'd him down and haul'd 1145, and 1075 buried; being 6 christenhim to the wood where he was found ; I ings and 47 burials fewer than in the threw the first stake away, and was in such preceding year. confusion that I could not find it again, but At Ipswich the christenings amounted took another stake and struck him again, to 240, of which 117 were males, and and no other blows, neither was there any 123 females; and the burials to 198, body else with me; nobody knows any being 97 males, and nor females. thing of it but myself till this moment, The number of burials at Amsterdam and there I robbed the box of all that this year amounted to $382 ; which is was therein of any value; after I killed 1,613 more than in 1752, and 2048 moro him, I robbed him of a guinea in gold and two shillings and fix pence in silver 3 At the Hague the burials amounted as witness my hand, William Price," to 1600, which is 306 more than in the THURSDAY, Dec. 27.
the preceding year. The Rt. Hon. the lord Onslow, Sir An yearly bilt of mortality for the city Charles Poulet, Sir Richard Lyttleton, and suburbs of Dublin ; ending Dec. 23, Sir Edwarrd Hufrey Montagu, Sir Ed- 1753. ward Walpole, and Sir William Rowley, Males buried
Males chr. 870 were installed in a private manner knights Females buried 866 Females chr. 967 of the Rath in Henry VIIth's chapel in Westminster-abbcy.
Total 1825 Total
1537 FRIDAY, 28.
Decreased in burials 19, Chriftenings The drawing of the fate lottery ende at Guildhall. DEATH
A General DiLL of all tbe Clrifenings and IR Marmaduke Wyvill, bart. post
Burials in London, from Dec. 1a, 1752,14
Dec. 11, 5753 master general of Ireland.
Malcs 7860 Males
9490 R. Prideaux, presented by the Hon.
7584 Females 'Temple, Esq; to the rectory of Stowald in Bucks.
Decreared in the Burials this Year 1109.
Died under 2 Years of Age 7892
to and 20 merchants, William Farey, of Bow
20 and 30
1333 Brickhill in Bucks, glover. Michael
jo and 42 Greenhow of Laurence. Pountney-Lane,
45 and 50
1775 London, merchant, William Wool
so and 60 combe, of St. Mary Rotherhithe, and
60 and 70
So and 90
A ftundred i. A Hundred and One 2.
A Hundred and wor;
ÍNDEX un fed.
W 'Bermondsey, thipwright. George
864 435 54
so and 100