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96 Extrafls from Every Man his own Physician, British

^or that purpose was poured into it, was thenceforward at liberty to liv*

and she was bid to get up, and then with her husband as before, being

assured, that the sincerity of her in- now re-instated in all her rights divine

tendon having been thus proved, was and social, accepted by the deity, and that slie

The female part of our Readers will probably thank us for communicating ■ the following Recipe for the Preparation of the Greek Water, or the

solution of stiver, for the convening red, or light coloured hair, into a

deep brown.

TAKE any quantity of silver filings, and dissolve them in spirit of nitre; the spirit of nitre and the silver being put in a mattrass, must be placed, first, in a gentle sand-heat, and afterwards, removed where the fluid may be made to boil for a short time: being taken out of the sand-heat while yet hot, add as much water as may have evaporated during the boiling; and, when the solution is grown cold, decant off the fluid from the sediment, if there be any, and the undissolved part of the silver filings; which may be dissolv

ed likewise, by adding more spirit of nitre, and repeating the same treatment.

AW. The solution of silver, thus obtained, is the Greek water, used for turning red, or light-coloured; hair, to brown. Its efficacy may be greatly improved by washing the hair, before the application of the water, with common water, in which some salt of tarter, or any other fixed salt, has been dissolved; the proportion may be an ounce and half of of the salt of tartar, to a pint of the water.

The following Remtdits are txtraaed from a pampbltt lately published, called Every Man his own Physician.

Inflammatory Fevers.

BLEED to the amount of ten or twelve ounces, vomit with half a drachm of Ipecacoanha, work it off with Chamomile tea ; if costive, inject as often as occasion requires, the clyster directed under the article of^the Dry Belly-Ach, and give inwardly the following mixture: Take of salt of wormwood half a drachm, lemon-juice three quarters of an ounce, (alt of Prunella ten grains, spring water one ounce; mix them together for one dose, and repeat it for eyery six hours.

Nervous Fevers. A vomit is necessary when the sick* ness and load of the stomach is urgent; if the body is costive, clysters of milk, sugar and salt may be injected every second or third day. Blisters must be applied to the nape of the neck, head and legs, the sick person must be kept quiet in body aud mind, opiates are commonly hurtful; a little wine may be allowed, and thin wine-whey is proper for common drink. Give the followina draught every six hours: TaSic salt or hartshorn ten grains,

lemonlemon-juice half an ounce, simple mint-water one ounce and an half, compound spirits of lavander and syrap of saffron of each one drachm and an half, mixt.

"Extract from Every Man his own Physician-.

Ague.

First vomit the sick person, by jiving half a drachm of the powder of Itttcacoanha and work it off with Char.iomile tea; then let the sick person take the following powder: Of the best Peruvian bark powder'd, one ounce, of Virginia Snake-root, and salt of wormwood, each one drachm; mix these wtll together, and divide them into eight doses, one paper to be taken every two hours in a glass of red wine or any other liquid. This is a certain and infallible cure ; but care must be taken to administer it only in the intervals of the sits, but it must be repeated for two or three days, about ten days after the first cure, or else the disorder will frequently return. In obstinate cases, removing into a drier tir has been found of great service. Apoplexy.

Cupping in the nape and sides of the neck is always useful-, provided the scarifications are deep enough to give a free passage to the blood, stimulating clysters and warm purges are also of service, as is also the following electuary: Take half an ounce of powder'd heath Valerian, and one ounce and an half of conserve of orange-peel, and mix them together; dole the quantity of a nutmeg every four hours. Apply a strong blister to the back, the diet mull be sparing.

ffranl os Apptlitt. Drink Chamomile tea every day 'a hour before dinner, or take ten drops of acid elixir of vitriol :;i a glass °f water, about two hours before dinner, and about two hours after dinner every day.

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Asthma.

Dissolve two drachms of gum ammoniacum in half a pint of pennyroyal water, and add on ounce of oxymel of squills. Three large spoonfuls of this mixture to be taken frequently. Bleeding is generally proper, and malt liquors must be avoided, being very pernicious. Spilling os Blood.

Take red rose leaves dried, halfari ounce, twenty drops of oil of vitroil, one ounce and an half of refined sugar, and pour two pints and and half of boiling of water on these ingredients in an earthen vessel; let it stand to be colts, and take half a quarter of pint frequently.

Bloody Flux.

Bleed first, then give the following vomit; half a drachm of powder Ipecacoanha, work it off with Chamomile tea, repeat this vomit every other day, for three or four times. Clysters made of fat mutton broth, are of great service, the sick person must abstain from malt liquors. Consumption.

A milk diet, riding on horse-back, country air, and bleeding frequently in small quantities, at each time taking away not more than six ounces of blood, are the most efficacious remedies in this distemper; snails bailed in milk have sometimes been of service, as is also the Peruvian bark, when it does not occasion a purging.

Deafness.

Syringe the ears well with some warm milk and oil, then take a quarter of an ounce of liquid opodtldoch, and as much oil of almonds, mix them well, and drop a few drops into each ear, flopping them with a little cotton or wool; repeat this eveiy night going to rest.

To be Continued.

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E x T » A e T from the last Edition of the SHIPWRECK., Canto HI.

BUT now Athenian mountains they de■D scry,

And tall Colonna rears it's head on high, Where marble columns, long by time defac'd,

Moss-cover'd on the lofty cape are plac'd,
There rear'd by fair Devotion to sustain
In ancient timesTritonia's sacred lane.
The circling beech in murderous form ap-
pears,

Decisive goal of all their hopes and fears!
The seamen now in wild amazement see
The scene of ruin rise beneath the lee:
Voraginous, along the furge-lafht strand,
Death's horrid jaws that never close expand.
The vessel, while the dread event draws
nigh,

More rapid, more impatient seems to fly j
Swift from their minds elapse all dangerspasi,
As, dumb with terror, they behold the last;
In every vein the refluent blood congeals,
And every bosom mortal tremor feels.
The moment fraught with fate approaches
fast, [ingmast;
While thronging sailors climb each fliiver-
Tlie ship no longer now must stem the land.
And," hard a starboard 1" is the last com-
mand: [plies,
While every suppliant voice to Heaven ap-
The prow swift wheeling to the westward
flies; [brae'd;

The yards to starboard all were sharply Twelve failois up the fore-cat-harpings haste;

Desperate asylum! charg'd with fatal woe! For lo 1 while dips immerst the plunging

prow, [bends, Down-prest by watery weight the bow-sprit And, loosen'd o'er the stem, deep-cradling

tends:

Ileneath'thc bow the floating ruins lie;
The fore-mast totteis unsustain'd on high,
And, as slu rises on ih" uplifting sea,
With all it's load down-tumbles o'er the
lee:

Falling, it bears a lamentable scream,
And hurls the struggling wretches in the
slieamj ("stay
While, in t!:c common wreck, the twisting
Drags the main-top-m3st by (he cap away.

They try opposing floods to mount in vain, And, panting, would the vessel's side regain: Weak hope, alas! they buffet long the wave. And grasp at life, tho' sinking in the grave; Till all exhausted, and bereft of strength, They yield to Fate's unerring stroke at length;

The burying waters close around their head, They sink forever, number'd with the dead! Those who remain the weather-shrouds

embrace, [cafe:

Nor longer mourn their lost companions' Transfixt with terror at th* approaching;

doom,

Self-pity in their breasts alone has room:
Yet Alben, Rodmond, with Palemon near,
And young A< ion on the mast appear;
Even they, amid th' unspeakable distress.
In every look distracting thoughts confess:
Begirt with all the horror of the main,
They view th' adjacent shore, but view in
vain.

Such torments in the drear abodes of hell,
Where fad Despair laments with rueful yell;
Such torments lacerate the damned breast,
That feet remote the mansions of the blest 1
Heaven's saving aid their suppliant ciies im-
plore, [moie.
But Heaven, relentless! deigns to aid no
Ye sacred shades! whose rules reform the
heart,

And sooth the passions by celestial art,
With lenient balm allay the smart of woe,
And virtue and ttanquillity bestow!
Ah 1 would your sacred influence triumph
here,

Where courage, vigor, hope submit to fear?
Altho' you teach us at the latest bieath
To smile serene amid the pangs of death j
Alas! th' exalted lectures here must fail.
Nor a!! th' elaborate science ought avail.
ImmoitalZeno's self would, trembling, see
Inexorable Fate beneath the lee:
And Epictctus at the sight in vain
Attempt his stoic firmness to retain:
Had Socra es, for god-like virtue fam'd,
And wisest of the sons of men proclaim'd,
Spectator of such various horrors been,
Ev'n he had stagger'd at this dreadful scene.

It comes! the dire catastrophe draws near, I.afht furious on by Dcfliny severe! [ death, The ship hangs hovering on ihe verge of Hel! yawns, recks rife, and breakers icat beneath.

ISig. Pcetieal E s s A T S for

Since I, ill-trembling in extreme distress,
Must still the horrible result express,
Oyet confirm my heart, ye powers above!
This l.i it tremendous (hock of Fate to prove:
Thetottering frame of reason yet sustain!
Nor let this total havoc whirl my brain!

In vain, alas! the axes were prepar'd, For every wave now smites the quivering

yard; [shade, High o'er the deck they snread a dreadful Then deluge down in terrible cascade. Across the sounder'd deck o'erwhelming

roar, [shore: And foaming, swelling, bound upon the Swift up the mounting billow now she flies, Her (hatter'd top half buried in the skies, Then headlong plunging thunders on the

ground— [resound!

Earth groans! air trembles! and the deeps Herpondrous bulk the dire concussion feels, And o'er up heaving surges wounded reels. Again she plunges, hark! a second shock Splits wide her bottom on the maible rock! Down on the vale of death, with dismal

cries.

The fated victims shuddering roll their eyes If wild despair, while yet another stroke 'ith strong convulsion rends the solid oak: All Heaven! behold her mighty frame divides, [the tides! And, crashing, bursting, spreads in ruin o'er

ALttttr feat to Dr. Cowrtl, hy a Gentle**«, tehiseLady v>ai cured Ij Mr. Kiy«««'s PILLS.

pKOM one indebted, mere than words can

Accept this grateful, tributary lay: for Harriet's life—so long, somuchdeplor'd, ■> thee to health, to love and me restor'd. S'nnger as yet to sweet connubial joys, Which no remorse, no conscious guilt annoys,

MB other youths, by specious vice betray'd. From virtue's paths I too securely stray'd j From fair to fair I rov'd, from face to face, And danger sound in every new embrace. 1«liim'ri at last, I ask'd my Harriet's hand, Norask'd in vain—we ty'd the nuptial band; How sweet our joys! how swift the moments flew! Nor dreamt 1 then what evils would ensue. Mutually pleas'd, we blest each happy day, ah! conceal'd the dreadful symptoms

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Notlong conceal'd—alas! my wedded fair

iU, unknown, and undeserved, bear. **rc'd to the soail, to'see my ir.jur'd Mud, ''°tn this to that I ran; in search os aid:

FEBRUARY, 1764. 99

But vain my zeal, and vain their boasted art. While Harriet's wrongs distract my conscious heart. With fruitless efforta tir'd, to thee I fend, The last, last prop on which my hopes depend, [speak? Oh! blissful change, my joys, how shall I The rose re-blolsoms on her languid cheek, And now once more each gazer's breast the warms,

In all the full perfection of her charms.

Broti-ftrett, Jan. II, 1764.

The LITTLE WISH.

PRANT me, Cods, a little feat,

Modern-built, and furnish'd neat:
Let it stand on rising ground,
For a prospect all around:
Call the mansion Coivper''i-Hill
From the mount a little rill
Lei, meand'ring, gently flow
Thro* the verdant vale below.

Add a little garden to't,
Planted, wall'd, and well laid, out;
And a little bower therein,
(Little bower, ever-green!)
And a little shady grove, •
Or for study, or for love;
And some little trees, that bear
Pippin, cherry, plum, and pear;
And the apricot and peach
On the wall within my reach;
And each fragrant flower that blows
(Fragrant flower, for the nose !)
And the rose, in all its pride,
(Blooming rose, for blooming biide!)
Tulips too, in richest shew,
Tulips gay, as birth-night beau.

Now let us go in a door,
And fee what to ask for more.

Crant, ye Powers, a little wine.
For a guest that comes to dine;
And a stock of mild and stale.
Honest neighbours to regale;
And October, strong and mellow.
Tubes and weed, for hearty fellow.
Those, in Cistern's moulds comprest,
That of Brocus, very bell.
Cordials too in cupboard be.
Rum, a rack, and ra'.jfia i
Now and then a little cup
Serves to keep the spirits up.

As a sportsman, gire me horses.
Some for chace, and some for courses;
And a pack of little hounds.
To drive Reynard o'er the downs.

Grant for these a fit eilate,
Not too little, nor too .great.

But

Poetical Essays for F E B R U A R Y, 1764.

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But if ask again I shall,
1 will ask what's all in all:

Give a pretty little spouse.
To adorn my little house;
Let her have complexion fair,
Sparkling eyes, and auburn hair;
Skin as white as neck of swan,
Smooth as down that grows thereon;
Smiling looks, and ruby lips,
Waist that tapers to her hips;
And fine arms, that easy fall,
And soft hands, and fingers small:
1 Skill'd to touch the warbling strings,
When btr lays, or mine (he sings:
Let her frank and pleasant be
To my friend, as well as me;
And with wit and beauty's charms,
Glad my heart, and bless my arms.
Oh, the joys of such a life!
To be bless'd with such a wife!
Be the produce of our joys
Little girls and little boys!

Grant bnt ihtse; may I be poor,
When I ask—* little mtre'.

Imtrtta Autlor.
Ode to FEBRUARY.

"1T7ITH wreath of yellow crocus bound, ** See furr clad February creep!

His beard with snow is filver'd o'er,
Which still invests the hcary ground:
Two dolphins wait him on the deep,

And as they once Arion bore,
Inviie him to screnei skies.
Where the delighted spring bird flies.

But he, intent to prune 3nd piant,
And throw his feed around the foil,
With decent grace the boon resigns,
Lest autumn's treasures should be scant;
Thence he renews his daily toil,

And trims with care the tender vines;
From rust he wipes his crooked knife,
And gives the infant sap new life.

Now earlier with her golden key
Aurora hastens to the east:
And later now advances night
To draw her mantle o'er the day,
Suspending the nocturnal feast:
Diana sooner hails the light;
And hark the jolly hun:sman*s horn
With sprightly note salutes the morn!

What are the checquer'd months to me?
Or if they lowr, or if they shine,
So Myra hut approves my flame:
Throb not my heart; be calm and fiee,
For yonder comes old Valentine!

The seather'd songsters shall proclaim

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His festival with blither note,
And dress anew their bridal coat.

To Myra I enclos'd my heart,
Each letter bore an ardent vow;
St. Valentine the thought infpir'd,
And wrote the verse with Cupid's dart.
Next morning with ferener brow

She own'd her melting bosom sir'd;
And gave her, every charm to join
The avison of Valentine.

The H O N EY-STE ALE R,
Ftum TmocaiTus.

A S Cupid, the sliest young wanton alive, Of its hoard of sweet honey was robbing a hive, [g'ief, The centinel bee buzz'd with anger and And darted his sting in the hand of the thief. He fobb'd, blew his singers, stamp'd hard on the ground, [wound;

And leaping in anguish shew'd Vemjs the Then began in a sorrowful tone to complain, [pain. That an insect so little should cause so great Venus smiling, her son in such taking to see, [bee j

Said, " Cupid, you put me in mind cf. a "You're just such a busy, diminutive thing, "Yet you make woeful wounds with a desperate sting."

ENIGMA.

V?E nymphs and swains, vouchsafe to lend ■* an ear:

Mark well the many characters I bear,
And you no doubt will soon my name dis-
cover: [lover;
In youth well known, yet stranger to the
In May I'm seen, as constant as the year,
But in December never did appear;
Your worldly joys for my assistance call,
In plays I'm found, tho' never grace the
ball;

The lovely nymph I constantly attend.
And Hymen too respects me as a friend;
The lofty cypress, and the church-yard yew.
My power (hare, and so I think do you;
Egypt and Italy allow I'm there,
In glory seen, with beauty I appear;
Useful in company; exempt from pride )
By day approv'd; by night I'm set aside.
Now, friends, permit me to withdraw a-
whilc: [guile.
In what I've said you'll find there is no
Bigglefwade,
Jan. 17, 1764.

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