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1753 Io e LO!!lues irrile Six rence act MO (11 Containing, (Criatet Variety, and were in urieneisy; than any Monthly Book oj ne fume Prise.) 1. Ain Account of the new Tragedy of The XIV. Difpure about a Mathematical Question. Eari of Ejjex:
XV. of' a Lunar Eclipie and Mercury's II. A Description of Upnor Canle in Kent, Transit, with Types of both. and the neighhouring Fores.
XVI. Virtue vindicated.
stract of Mr. Fielring's Pan.pilet, and of XVIII. Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog.
XIX. Of the late War in the East Indies.
XXII. POETRY. Prologue and Epilogue V. Critical Remarks on a Passage in Gericfis. co The Earl of Ejjex, and I be Brobers; 10 Vi. Of the, Gradation from Vegetables to the Author of The Earl of Elex; che DirAnimals.
puce, ocasioned by seeing the Play of VII, The JOURNAL of a Icarned and Poli. The Brokers ; Verses in Latin and Eng. tical CLUB, &c, continued : Containing
lish from Holt School ; a young Lady's the Speech of C. Popilius Lænas against Epistle be-rhymd ; Colin and Pheve, the Saxon Subsidy, and the SPEECH of a Song; Epilogue design d by Mr. Foote ; A. Pofthumius against Subbidy Treaties * Dialogue between the Rt. Hon. H in general.
and Madam Popularity ; a Song VIII. An Account of the new Tragedy, set to Musick, &c. &c. called The Brothers,
XXIII. The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER : IX. Conclusion of the Report about the Si- Acts palled ; remarkable Trials, &c. &c. leria Loan.
XXIV. Contents of Sir Hans Sloane's Mu. X. A Rhyming Question.
feum. XI. Remarks on Mr. Whilton's Chara&er. XXV. Promotions; Marriages and Births ; XII. An Account of the great River Volga. Deaths ; Bankrupts.
a XII. Care between Sir Isaac Newton and ; XXVI. Prices of Stocks for each Day. Mr. Hutchinson.
XXVII. Monthly Bill of Mortality.
HANS SLOANE, Bart, neatly engraved.
MULTUM IN PARVO.
Stitch'd, or any lingie Month to complea: Sets.
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Journal of the late war in the East-Indies
130-132 The dispute, occasioned by seeing that Account of the Nabobs there
Dialogue between a horse and an afs 133 To Oxymel Busby
ibid. An elegy occafioned by shooting a black, Contents of Sir Hans Sloane's muræum bird on Valentine's day
133 · ibid. Confiderations on Sir Hans Sloane's col. The famous great Bell at Moscow, with lection of curiofities
POETRY. Anson and Warren, a song An account of the great river Volga in set to mufick
A country dance Descriplion of Upnor-caftle in Kent, and
To Mr. Henry Jones, on his tragedy of the neighbouring forts 104 The Earl of Essex
ibid. The Journal of a learned and political
Prologue and epilogue to The Earl of Efe CLUE, &c. continued 105-112 sex
137 SPEECH of C. Popilius Lænas agażoit the
Prologue to the tragedy of The Brothers Tublidy treaty with the king of Poland,
ibid. elector of Saxony
105 Historical epilogue to the same Several instances of our late bad politicks
A humorous epiftle of a facetious young
ibid. Why the German princes are always ry
Officium noftrum erga Deum, from Holt school of chusing a king of the Romans before
ibid. the emperor's death
Imitated in English heroicks 139 SPEICH of a Pofthumius against subsidy Colin and Phoebe, a new fong
ibid. treatics in general, in time of peace 110 To the author of The Earl of Edex ibid, Conclusion of the report, annexed to the
To the Rev. Dr. Young, on his excellent duke of Newcastle's letter to the Prusian
tragedy, called The Brothers
140 minifter, concerning the Silesia loan
Hearing Miss Davies practifing on the 113 harplicord, &c.
ibid. Remarks on a pamphlet, intitled, Some
An epilogue designed by Mr. Foote, for reflections upon the 7th, 8th and oth
the tragedy of The Earl of Efrex 148 verses of the 2d chapter ol Genesis 114, A dialogue between the Rt. Hon. H-
P- and Madam Popularity, in imiof the gradation from vegetables to a. tation of Horace
117 A further account of the affair of ElizaA rhyming question proposed ibid. E. beth Canning
142 Remarks on the character of the late Mr.
Account from the Inspectors on that sube
ibid. Dispute on a mathematical question 119 Abstract of Mr. Fielding's Clear State of Extract from Mr. Horne's state of the the Case
142, 143 care between Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Virtue vindicated from Brutus's lander of Hutchinson 119, 120 it
144 A question put to him
The MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER 145 of the lunar eclipse which will be on
A melanchcly relation of distress at fea ibid. April 17, with a type ibid. A. Acts passed
146 Of the tranfit of Mercury over he fun, Virtue Hall retra&ts her evidence ibid. which will happen on May 6, with a Trial of a farmer on the game laws 147
Memorial concerning Richmond new An account of the new tragały of the park, presented to his majesty ibid. earl of Elex
121 -- 123
Receipt for the bite of a mad dog ibid. * Extracts from Mr. Alcock's remarks on
Marriages and births two bills for the better maintenance of Deaths
149 A large account of the trial of Mary Promotions civil and military ibid. Squires the gypsy and Mrs. Wells for Perrons declar'd bankrupts
ibid. the extraordinary affair of Elizabeth Abstract of Dr. Hill's pamphlet in rela. Canning
tion to Elizabeth Canning 150, 151 Canning's evidence
127 Prices of stocks and grain ; wind, weaVirtue Hall's evidence 129 ther
152 Wells's and Squires's defence 130 Monthly bill of mortality
ibid. The king's senior ckapkain, another copy of verses from Here seboc, verses from Oxford, &c. fall be in our next ; and other pieces we have received, the first opportunity.
N B. The many curious piecos zee had received from our corresponelones, and be great variety of other important affairs, bavi ccafioned the adulitisx of one balj jkert, wbicb is rigbt í agus is out afval quar:ity.
type of it
An Account of the new Tragedy, intitled,
against Greece, the greatest part of which
me has taken under her protection : In THE BROTHERS. derision of royalty, the has scattered king
doms away like acres, by investing the The Tragedy of T# BROTHERS is found- brows of their regal Naves with diadems,
ed upon a Grecian plan, and its moral in-
or the gewgaws of majesty; and now in ment from Heaven entailed upon Chil
the vigour of her strength, rends ambasdrea for the Crimes of a Parent.
"A fadors to Philip to curb his ambition,
and to in lift upon the restoration of Thrace The CHARACTERS are,
to Erixene, the daughter of their injured
ally. Philip, king of Macedon, Mr. Berry. Philip, in the firft act, declares his Perseus, his eldest son, Mr. Moflop.
hatred to Rome, and his affection for Demetrius, his younger fon, Mr. Garrick. his two fons, in these words:
Pericles, the friend of Perseus, Mr. Two passions only take up all my foul,
Hatred to Rome and tenderness forthem,
But he observes, that “ they two are not
to a fraternal reconciliation, which after Curtius, 3 amhaft. S Mr. Mozeen.
a beautiful roene between Perseus and Erixene, the Thracian princess, Miss
Demetrius, is effected ; when Philip conBellamy.
cludes the act with these elegant lines : Her attendant, Miss Hippifley.
-If leagu'd worlds fuperior forces
I'd rather die a father, than a king. narch, I think, accord
Fathers, alone, a father's heart can know, ing to Plutarch, in his life
What secret rides of Atill enjoyment flow, T of Paylus Emilius, is the
When brothers love ; but if their hate fixth in succession since
(bleeds." the reign of Alexander the Great, and the poet
They wage the war, but 'tis the father has drawn his plot in the Perseus is of a bold, rough, ambitious following manner.
disposition ; a mortal foe to the name of Philip is represented to have formerly Rome, eiwious of his brother's superior invaded Thrace, taken its capital, mar
power over the affections of their father, facred its king, murdered his two sons, and a fuitor to Erixene only for the sake seized his kingdom, and taken Erixene, of accumulated dominion. But Demetrius his young daughter, captive to Macedon, is of an amiable temper, with a delicale where he treats her like his own child, form and a generous mind; inclinable intending her for one of his sons, both to maintain a friendship with the Ro. of whom are enamoured with her, par. E mans, and greatly in love with Erixene. ricularly Demetrius, who is also favour'd In the second a&, Pericles lays before by the princess.
Perfeus the inconvenience of supporting Philip is tlie inveterate foe of Rome, that friend hip he has promised to mainwhich beld the king of Thrace as its ally ; tain with Demetrius, hyinsinuating it must and having at this time fubdued the Care deprive him of Erixene ; which induces ta agi işns, the has turned her arms Perseus to declare his renunciation of that
100 Account of the Tragedy of The BROTHERS. March Amity he had plighted before his father. the only means of preserving himself from There is an address between Perfeus and jinmediate death; in consequence of which Erixene, who is cold to his pation ; but, both are released. In the next scene, in the next scene, favours the address Demetrius acquaints Dymas, that he canof Demetrius, which gives Mr. Garrick not marry his daughter, and prevails upan opportunity of exerting all the powers on him to let Philip know that he himself of love and tenderness, in the most pa- has an objection against marrying his therick and clegant manner. After this, a daughter to Demetrius ; after wluch DePhilip and his attendants are represented metrius bas a foliloquy on his love, and at the head of a procession, affenibled, as concludes it with this charming line, Philip says, for, “the great luftration
The love of beauty is the love of heaven. of our martial powers," where they are to exercise their military genius in a coun. In the 4th ad, Erixene considers her terfeit engagement, wherein Pericles pre- love for Demetrius, and disclaims him vails on Perleus to engage and kill De.
her attedtion on account of his engagemet:ius; which scene affords Mr. Monop mont to the daughter of Dymas; after the greatest applause.
B which Philip enters, and prevails upon In the third act, we understand that her to wed Perseus. Dymas then enters, Perleus has no succeeded in his design and acquaints Philip how Demetrius has against Demetrius, tho' he had also pre- refused to marry his daughter, which expared a poisoned bowl, which is dif- alperates him. A beautiful scene is then covered by Philip, when Perseus has the introduced betweem Erixene and Leme. address to charge Demetrius with a delign trius, wlio finds his love neglected by on his life ; which so infames the king, her; and, while he is fondly striving to that lie orders both in chains, resolves to C regain her affection, he is interrupted by punish the guilty, and brings them to the appearance of Perreus, who tells him an immediate trial before himself and that Erixene is to be his wife, and as his senare. This is a noble scene, be. such he leads her cff; which brings on a tween the father as judge, and the two fine scene between Perseus and Denierius, fons as suspected delinquents ; the three who fails at his feet to conjure him to performers are all excellent; Mr. Moilop 'relinquith his right; but wiitn Pericus carries a noble air of confidence ; Mr. infuits his passion, he vehemently rises, Garrick strongly depictures the very loul and reizes him by the throat ; at which of injured innocence; and Mr. Berry, Dinstant Philip enters, and concludes in a very heartitul manner, fupports the His darling ron found criminal in all; characicr of the father and the king, the rigid judge and the tender parent. It is in consequence whereof, he orders his impofiibie to give any particular specimens death the same night ; in which resolu:i. of the iwo beautiful speeches from l'er- on he continues ; tho' the pity of the saseus and Demetrius, the whole is ro fin- ther is most Atrongly and fenfibly intergularly great in both the aliors; but I mixed with the rigour of the judge, whore thought the speech of Perseus somewhat E fcverity works him up to a piich of frentoo long, both for the actor and the zy, which is finely observed by Mr. Berry; audience, who were all highly pleased, as while his inflexibility affords Mr. Carrick well with the actor as the poet, when an opportunity of mining in the characer Mr. Berry addresses his sons before the of a son, luffering for the delufion cra sa. trial in these lines :
ther, and dying heneath an unjust and cruel If I'm a monarch, where is your obe.
sentence; which leaves us in the greatest dience?
uncertainty and perplexity for the fate of If I'm a father, where's your duty tome?
'The fifth act opens with Philip giving But I have wept, and you have iworn
audience to the Roman ambaffadors on in vain.
his throne ; when the ambassadors clear
Demetrius of a charge laid against him When the two princes have gone thro' by l'erreus, of corresponding, and entertheir difference, the father is ftill doubt- inig into difoyal engagements, with the ful,' but seems to think Demetrius the Romans. The audience torniinaies in oriencier, whom Perseus charges with a a deciaration of war from the ambas. friendinip for the Romans ; on which g fadors ; when Mr. Berry in a very maaccount Philip proposes to Demetrius a jeitick manner, reoljes, - eternal war ;" miriame with ihe daughter of Dymas, and when the amballadors say, "
one of his courtiers, ard a foe to Rome, tinie we mect," he cuts them off by i as a proof of his faith to Macedon : This faying, “ 'eis in the capitol; after which,
Derc'incs is going to reject, but is per- hę begins to imagine that Demerrius is fuaded by his friend to embrace it, as