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Selei Poetry, Ancient and Modern, for June, 1788. 5+1 What tho' I my tube can apply,

Well pleas'd to find a successor on earth, And light it whene'er I desire ;

Equal in learning, piety, and worth. And see its smoke pleasant mount high, Whether he figure in life's private scene, Virginia ftill finding the fire.

Domestically happy and serene; Ah, Winelove, these words are in vain, Or, with the pious preacher's fervent zeal, Thy pipe and tobacco give o'er ;

The sacred precepts of his Lord reveal ; No drops on the table remain,

Or to his reverend brethren declare Now PINCHEY* has lock'd up the door. The folemn duties of the pastoral care; And you my companions so dear,

In each department, with peculiar grace Who sorrow to fee me betray'd,

And dignity, he fills proper his place. Depriv'd of my bottle and chear,

See his * Afleflor, venerably gay, [play. So spiritless, fad, and dismay'd.

Good-humour'd mirth, and hearty joy disTho'through the wide world I should range,

Tho'round his temples hoary locks are 'Tis in vain from my fortune to fly,

spread, 'Twas Pinchey effected this change,

And + racking pain confines him to his bed ; 'Tis mine to be thirsty and dry.

He lifts his placid head, as if at ease,

And smiles amid the torments of disease. If while my hard fate I deplore,

Thankful, that equal Heaven has allign'd From his breast all pity's not filed,

To a sick body, a found, healthful mind. Once again let him ope the vault door,

Cornwall, May 1, 1788. C. B. And give me one bumper of red. The last humble boon that I crave, Is thus kindly to moisten my clay ;

ST. MICHAEL's MOUNT. And when he looks down on my grave, A few tears of old port let him pay.

S the wide bay extends from shore to

Shore, Then to a new place let him go,

(roar;

And the mount spurns the sea's impetuous The tea-cups arrange in array,

So thy firm soul, unknowing how to yield, And please all the women with show, A footman full gallant and gay;

Mid Britain's chiefs, # St. Aubyn takes the

field. While Winelove, forgotten and gone, With irresistible and generous pride, No longer fall top off his glass,

She boldly stems corruption's whelming tide Unless when beneath the pale moon,

Beneath her feet the servile victim treads, His ghost through the cellar shall pass.

And, just in vengeance, lops his hydra heads EMOLA.

Hereditary spirit fires the brave :

Reviving valour springs from glory's grave. Primo avulso, non deficit alter

C.B. Aureus, et fimili frondescie virga metallo. who of late, with silent step and Now,

HORACE, Book III. ODE XXII. With sprightlier notes, and more enliven’d lay, Donow retrace green Pleasure's flowery way.

H. F.CARY. The storm ishush'd, the tempest is no more,

F thou to heaven doft lift thy hands supine, And scowling Winter flies Britannia's thore,

O ruitic maid, when does her horns reWith Spring the Virgin's beating botom glows, And blushes on her cheek Love's crimson rose. The Youth enamour'd eyes the melting Fair, with incense, fruits, and a voracious twine ;

The pallid moon, and pay the Lares' care With fond desire, and pleasing, anxious care.

Then nor the deadly fouth-west thali thy Yet the lost Parent, to his dubious sight,

vine, Gleams gently thro' the curtain of the night.

Nor steril mildew blast thy harveftfair.(air ; As the rude blast oft chills the vernal day,

Thy Aocks thall'scape the autumn's tainted And mingles winter with the lively May ;

For, doom'd to stain the pontiit's knife liivine, So the sad image wakes a sudden tear,

On Algidus' hoar top, or th' Alban plain, mnd checks the promise of bis jocund year.

The victim feeds, it ne'er belongs to thes' Yc, hence each glooniy thought, each pensive sigh!

(the sky.

To tempt with blood of kids the house

hold train, The + Reverend Saint looks downward from

With sprigs of myrtle deck'd and rosemary. So! far above, he wings his high career,

No gifts so soon as pious cates will gain An angel now, and fills a brighter sphere.

The Lares, when the hand froin guilt is * A name in honour of this event, and his

free. triste figure, the enraged Winelove gave his

Sulton Coldfield, Jums 3. poor butler.

+ This alludes to the liberal, the brilliant * Mr. P. the official. panegyric on the late Archdeacon of Corn

+ The gout. wall, by the present, in his visitatorial Sir John St. Aubya, the proprietor of charge.

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That glossy Thine or vivid flame,
PRINTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE

Where rises, and where sets the day,
YEARLY BILL OF MORTALITY
Of ibe Town of Northampton, Dec. 21. 1787. Whate'er they boast of rich or gay

Contribute to the gorgeous plan,
Supposed to be written

by the worthy and in- Proud to advance'it all they can. genious Author of the Task and other Poems.

This plumage, neither dashing show'r; Pallida Morsæquo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas Shall drench again or discompose,

Nor blasts that shake the dripping bow'r, Regumque turres.

But, screen'd from ev'ry stom that blows, PaleDeath with equal foot strikes wide the door It wears a splendour ever new, Of Royal halls, and hovels of the poor. Safe with protecting Montagu. HILE thirteen

To the fame Patroness resort

(Secure of favour at her court) The Nen's barge-laden wave,

Strong Genius, from whose forge of thought All tbeje, life's rambling journey done,

Forms rise, to quick perfection wrought, Have found their home-the grave.

Which, though new-born, with vigour moves Was man (frail always) made more frail

Like Pallas springing arm'd from Jovem Than in foregoing years?

Imagination, scatt'ring round Did famine, or did plague prevail,

Wild roses over furrow'd ground

While labour of his frowns beguile, That so much death appears?

And teach Philosophy a smile No; these were vigorous as their fires, Wit, Aashing on Religion's side, Nor plague nor famine came;

Whose fires to facred Truth applied This annual tribute Death requires,

The gem though lumiuous before And never waves his claim.

Commend to hunian notice more, Like crowded forest-trees we stand,

Like sun-beams on the golden height And some are mark'd to fall;

Of some tall temple playing brightThe axe will smite al God's command,

Well-tutor's Learning, from his books And soon shall smite us all.

Dismiss'd with grave, nor haughty looks, Green as the bay-tree, ever green,

Tbeir order on his shelves exact, With its new foliage on,

Nor more harmonious or compact The gay, the thoughtless, have I seen; Than that to which he keeps confind I país'd-and they were gone.

The various treasures of his mind

All these to Montagu's repair Read, ye that run, the awful truth

Ambitious of a shelter there. With which I charge my page;

There, Genius, Learning, Fancy, Wing A worm is in the bud of youth,

Their ruffled plumage, calm, refit, And at the root of age.

(For stormy troubles loudest roar No present health can health insure,

Around their flight who highest soar) For yet an hour to come;

And in her eye and by her aid No med'cine, though it often cure,

Shine safe, without a fear to fade. Can always balk the tomb.

She thus maintains divided sway And oh! that (humble as my lot,

With yon bright Regent of the Day.
And scorn'd as is my strain *)

The plunie and poet both, we know,
Thesetruths, though known, too much forgot, Their lustre to his influence owe,
I may not teach in vain.

And she, the work of Phæbus aiding,

Both Poet saves and Plume from fading. So prays your Clerk, with all his heart;

And, ere he quits the pen, Begs you at once to take bis part,

THE QUESTION ANSWERED. AMEN! Ang answer all

A FRAGMENT.

-Facit indignatio versum
ON THE BEAUTIFUL FEATHER-HANG Qualemcunque poteft.

INCS, DESIGNED BY MRS. MONTAGU,
AT HER HOUSE IN PORTMAN SQUARE.

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own

6. Were he on earth, would hear, approve and BY THE AUTHOR OF THE TASK.

" Paul should himself direct me. I would trace HE Birds put off their ev'ry fiue, To dress a roon for MONTAGU.

“ His masterstrokes, and draw from his deThe Peacock sends his heav'nly dyes, His Rainbews and his Starry eyes;

“ I would express him simple, grave, sincere,

“ Ini doctrine uncorrupt, in language plain, The Pheasant, plumes which round infold His mantling neck with downy gold;

“ And plain in manners: decent, loiemn, The cock his arch'd tails' azure fhow, And river-blanch'd the swan his fuow.

And natural in gesture: much impress'd

“ Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, John Cox, Pasith Clerk of Northampton. “ And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds

6 Mo feel it too. Affectionate in look,

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Selea Poetry, Ancient and Modern, for June, 1788. 543 # And tender in address, as well becomes But few of Galen's sons are Heberdens, S A Messenger of Grace to guilty men. And Mansfield is the wonder of an age; “ Beholdthe picture--is it like--likewhom?" Nor does a fortin every annal grace.

Cowper's Talk. Men will be men—not all alike can shineLike many-Pillars of our holy Church Expect not then perfection or abuse Like Moore, whom merit raised to the throne A general body, 'cause some few are frail. Archiepiscopal -- like Markbam-Hurd

With decent candour, and with due respect, Like Porrents, juftly favour'd by our Queen, Point out those faults, all own and all de And well deserving to succeed a Lowib

ploreLike Horsley, who fo nobly has stood forth But yet confess the truth, nor let thy Muse,

Thelearn'davenger of his Saviour's wrongs. With wanton rancuur soil thy finish'd page, From end to end the rev'rend Bench survey, Nor scatter darts and firebrands in sport. And point the seat not fill’d with genuine “ In colleges and halls in" modern “ days" worth,

Own “ Learning, Virtue, Piety, and Truth," Tho' Lowrb and gentle Secker are no more *. “ Are precious, and inculcated with care *;" Nor boast we prelates only-we will boast Or tell us whencethe founding boards reflectt The London clergy, who fo well have ftem'd Thesounds of Gospel truths from error purg'd, The tide of Superstition-Rome abash'd From whencea Tburism and from whence a Retires-Reason, andFaith, and Truth prevail,

Pura From jargon freed, and methodistic rant. Whether from private or from public hive, Survey the country-See where Stewart

Or from th' instructive parent's tender care, Thines,

The youth to college hies-in each we find A pattern fair to every parish priest, The well-rown teed produces ample fruit. A bright example to the world at large But if the regal schools, as plac'd too near Barford the learned-Berwick the benign The centers of the gay and courtly world, Liberal his

Toul as is his fortune fair. Delight not thee~Mark well where Rugby Forgive the Muse,ye num'rous rev'rend band, stands, (Equal in merit, tho' to fame unknown, Sequester'd from the manners of the times Beyond the bounds your village circles reach), Save when a parent's fond indulgence thwarts If general praise be all the Muse can give. The careful master's prudent, virtuous plant;

so ever may our inand boast, There Lertice s well has track'd the felon No other land can lay so fair a claim

home l ; To modern learning, or to ancient lore, 'Tis false indulgence-want of due restraint Todoétriue found, nor yet to morals pure, At home--that makes full many an aching As in our priesthood yet unrivull'd shine.

heart; Then think not, tho' a new-born babe of 'Tis this, that ruins many a forward youth, Grace,

Who but a school-boySuch as inspired teachers oft bring forth t, Think not to queition this without reply: THE FOLLOW:NG CURIOUS PASQUINADS With dear companion of thy frequent walk, IS JOST RECEIVED FROM ROME. To pick up here and there a rusted staff, L Turco vil, dee fuggiacer a tutto. Gall-dip their points, and trim their wings La Russia altera gia minaccia tutto. ancw,

[built chart, Cesare, ben o mal, reforma tutto.
Then hurl them venom'd 'gainst that rock La Germania schiava s'affligge a tutto.
'Gainst which the gates of Hell shall ne'er La Prullia è accorta e preparata a tutto.
prevail ;

L'Olanda brigasi, ma paga tutto.
In hopes to wound her thro' the sides of those L'Inghilterra bel bello perde tutto.
Whom the Church honours as her belt defence. La Francia a dover riduce tutto.
Firmly the Phalanx stands,nor fears thybolts.- La Spagna in van vuol trionfar di tutto,
Say, there are some young clerks, too spruce Portogallo in disparte è incerto a tutto.
or gay,

[road, L'Italia in general ha perso tutto.
Who careless ftraggling from the appointed Romaa due mani benedice tutto.
Nor always keep their ranks, nor bear the Se Dio pietoso non rimedia a tutto,
Thield

Il Diavolo, perdio, porta via tutto.
Well pois’d; norwieldas yet with steady hand i Vide Taik.
The sword of Faith--ycteven such perchance f. “ Since pulpits fail, and sounding boards
By time may be improv'dEven the sprig,

reflect Who starts on spur-gall’d hack from college " Most part an empty ineffectual sound.” gate,

TASK Ogden or Blair to preach at neighb’ring spire,

I The Author was not of Rugby-school, By such good models may amend himself

but has been told, the master withed to re

gulate the boys' expences; but his plan was Altho' the right be rare, frustrated by friends and parents supplying We sometimes see a Lowib and Bagor there.

them with money.

TYROCINIUM. 6 Lettice's two sermons. + I was a stricken deer, &c. TASK. There have we track'd the felon home,

And witness dear companion of my id found walks.

TASK. His birth-place and his Dam Task.

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MR. URBAN,
May 30.

VIII. A copy of the Maid of Orleans, of Mons. The bliss of Harmony inspir'd her songs; de Voltaire, falling accidentally into my hands, The youth of Flora heighten'd ev'ry grace; I have been induced to attempt an imitation, The justest symmetry to her belongs; rather than a tranflation, of the First Canto. And peachy softness in her blooming face.

IX “ He was" (says a Critic, whose words I remember, but whose name I forget) “ a wri- Kings, heroes, sages, gloried in her chains, “ ter over whose memory Modesty must To see and love her was their only pride; u blush, Religion figh, and Charity drop a

The speechless figh, the pleasure mix'd with

pains, “ tear.” That decency is too often sacrificed to merriment, and that the noblest faculties Each look discover'd what it strove to hide.

X. of the mind have been prostituted to impiety and lewdness, has been frequently but The loyal Agnes to her monarch kind, vainly lamented: if I have, in the present Relax’d, nor Charles in long

furpence repin d;

That tedious court which cruel maids approve, instance, endeavoured to render this hitherto forbidden guest admiffble into good com- Princes and Kings make rapid strides in love. pany; if I have tried to separate wit and Trusty Bonneau ta' enraptur'd lovers bore,

XI. fine sentiment from irreligion and indecency; Safe from keen Scandal's penetratlng eyes, the design will, I hope, in some degree, excuse the deficiency of the execution. i mall To a fair castle on the banks of Loire,

Whose rural scenes resembled Paradise. only add, that as the subject of the poem

XII. takes place during the most brilliant æra of British hiftory, a sentiment of Patriotism At.court Bonneau was held in high repute, guided my pen, and attached me still stronger To the King's pleasure an obedient imp;

Mysterious, trusty, silent as 3 mute; to the subject.

Plain country folks would call the rogue a Forria Falta Patrum.

pimp. I.

XIII AIN would I celebrate the Saints of old; Imagine, lovers! ye who know the bliss Fly voice is localstantequal Sathe fame :

Of keen defires, which many a tedious hour Yet will I try to sing of Joan so bold,

Has deeply ftung, the pointed rapt'rous kiss, Who gain'd in war a more than mortal name.

The eye that speaks, the tongue without the II.

pow'r. The pow'rs of France, by · England trodden

XIV. down,

Alternate struggles heave her lab’ring breast,
Were to new conquests by this Virgin led : Love and her virgin pride alternate beat,
She fav'd the honor of the Gallic crown, 'Till pride, hy warmth of pallion closely preft,
Andtwin'd fresh laurels round her Sovereign's Gives lo great Love a victory compleat.
head.

XV.
III.

On poignart viands feast the youthful pair, Her's was the task to rouze the tardy King, Whilft varied tones the voice and string afford, To wake her Monarch from his am'rous To sing of heroes, who to beauties rare trance,

Religa'd their crown, their glory, and their To burft the filken chains which pleasures

sword. bring,

XVI.

[fons, And make him quit the goblet for the launce. Rich sparkling wine was mingled with the IV.

Wine fills the head and heart with vivid glee; She, 'neath a female form and coarse attire, And thenco exhaling thro'the nimble congue, Had heart like heroes, sung in antient song ; Bursts forth in wit and brilliant repartee. Many may softness, gentleness admire;

[To be continued in our next; wben Mr. W. But Joan was stout, and as a lion strong,

HAMILTON Reid's Ode to Retlexion, V.

wirb many orber Poetical Favours, foarte bine All must with wonder hear what I allert,

injerted.]
Read with surprize the tale I sing of here,
How the, 'midit magic, war, and love, unhurt, EPIGRAM OF POSIDIPPUS TRANSLATED.
Did keep unloos'd her virgin 2011e a year.

VI.
Good Charlesthe Seventh, in his youthfuldays,

Whose flow'ry fide a chrystal riv'let

laves, At Tour's beheld a Damsel passing fair : ThisPrince delighted much in dance and plays, Pleas'd with th' illusion of the glassy scene,

The heedless dreamer (unk amid the waves. And Agnes Sorrel was his partner there. VII.

When from the stream the fon the mother Sure ne'er was form'da maidin beauty's mold,

drew, Niore apt the force of female charms to prove! And clasp'd the dying favorite to her breast; Who could those eyes,that snowy neck.behold, The languid boy his downy pillow know, Nor toel the melting exitacy of love? And clus'd his eyes to everlasting reft.

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Report on Slave Trade from Committee of Pennsylvania Asembly. 545 THE following Report of the Committee of Pennsylvania Asembly (if Government

thould think proper to attempo che abolirion of the Slave Trade) may affiit in framing a bill for tha' purpore; for an act lootely warded will only encourage evafion, perjury, and all kinds of sogucry, without aniwering in any refpect the benevoleni purpose of the founders,

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avenge the

H E Committee, to whom was referred rights, among which are life, liberty, and

the periino of the pronlecalled Quakers, the pursuic, of happiness," is founded in in favour of the distreff-d Africans and their truth; and more especially, if ihe whole descendants, and also that from divers in race of men are created by one God for habitants of the city and county of Philadel- the fame noble purposes; and if he will, phia on the fame fubject,

as we are taught to beijeve, Repori, -Thai, having paid all the aften. injuries of his people ;" it appears to your Hou to the Conject-matter of the faid peti Committee, that the petitioners speak but tions which its importance seemed to re the Divine Will, in requesting that this evil quire, it appears to your Committee, that be done away from the land. although the Act, enritled si An A# for the That to your Commirree it also appears, gradual abolition of Divery," has been ato that the said a& is defective, and requires tended with very falatary effects, it is not amendments in the following parriculars : fufficiently calculated to answer all the bea if, I dues not prohibit the owners of nevolent purposes which the legillature had Slaves from selling them from their wives, or in view, and which justice and humanity their husbands, their parents, or their chile call for.

dren, into diftant paris, and

even into The subject, important as it is, was in the foreign countries, science of legislation in some degree new and 2d, li ordains no punithment for those orexplored; and experience evinces, that in men ftealers, who, by fraud or violence, such cases the utmost stretch of human wigs seize and nurry in!o d llant countries, and don is inadequate to the arduous taik of perpetual bondage, Free Negroes and Mulacguarding against all the mischiefs and subtils toes, evafions which artful and unprincipled men 3d, It provides, that Negroes or Mulat. are too ant to embrace. Hence it is, that toes, who fhould be born of Slaves, afrer the perfons of this descripcion, uomindful of passing of the said act, should be free, on that rule which commands, that " whatlo. their aitaining the age of 28 years; but docs ever w: would thac men thould do unto not provide againt their being rent into us, we fhould do even lo to them," have, neighbouring Mates, or foreign countries, in as your Committee are credibly informed, order to deprive them of that liberty to which in a variety of instances ud in contraven. they would be entitled bere ; nor does it tion of the resolution of Congress of the guard against Slaves who are pregnant being 2014 of Oktober, 1784, by which the fent out of the State vill after their deliauguft body did, for themselves and their very, so that their itive may be held in fla. conftituents, firinly agree, and allociate very during life. under the sacred lies of virtue, honour, 41h, I provides, that all Negra and Mu. and love of their country,

s that they

lacio Naves who thould be brought into this would neither import, nor purchase, any Siate thould be free, with exception among Slave imported after the first day of D-cem. o'hers of Ouch as frould altend their owner berthen next, but would wholly discontinue when travelling through, or lojourning in it, the Slave Trade, and would neither be con without being detaired here for fix murihs ; cerned in ic themselves, or hire their veifels, but does not luib. iendly guard against the or fell their corr modisies or manufactures to citizens of this Sate, or others, tending those who should be concerned in it," equipe The's Nives out of the State, thortly before ped and firied out from the Port of Philadel the end of tix months, and tben bringing phia, vetiels provided with haid.cufis, and them back, whereby ine laid act is in a great military implements, in order to ttir up mesture evaded. and arin the Princes of Africa to wage was To your Commitee therefore it appears, against each oiher, for the encouragement that the frequency of these and other mira a:d support of an vorighteous track in chiefs, contiary to the spirit of the said act, human feth, a track by which husbands and the principles on which it is founded, torn from their wives, and wives from require some further aid of the law to check their husbands, parents from their children, winst humanity is too often inadequate to and children from their parenis, are fold as perform. Caprive Slaves, into a long and cruri bondage They therefore beg leave to offer the fol

That if the declaration contained in ou lowing resolution, viz. Bill of Rights, “ Thar all men are born Resolved, equally free and independent,” or that in That a Committee, be appointed to bring the Act of locependence, " that all men

in a bill to explain and amend the act en. are created equal, that they are endowed titled " An Act for the gradual abolirion by their Creator with certain undlicnable of Slavery." GENT. MAG. June, 1788.

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