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Poetical ESSAYS for APRIL, 1764.
N I G H T.
From whose effulgence they their brightness
Effulgence! source of endless day above! ALL LL nature now seems lock'd in dead re
(night;. At whose command this gay, harmonious, Not ev'n a breeze disturbs the calm of world
frise; No lustre guidance to the wakeful thews, Did from blank night and dire disorder Except the living phosphor's . dubious At whose command 'twill from its poles be ...light.
Yon orbs will ficken, and forget their But at this time, the meteor of the fen,
X. Rifing like cottage taper feen from far, At whore command that wondrous mass of Seduces oft the fteps of village men,
(depths of fea, And cheats their brain with views of Which warms the skies, earth's bowels, spectres drear.
The glorious fun! Hall by a fiame expire! III.
In which all nature's powers must decay! Until fair Luna, brightest eye of night,
XI. Doth (in her sapphire throne) her reign Ye wretched atheists, away with pride; resume:
(bright, Ye are but duft-shaughtiness for duft? And fee!, the comes with train divinely Oh! ceale ruch power and goodness to deShedding a food of splendor o'er the ride :
Be what ye're Atamp'd, for God is truly 13 IV.
XII. Hail, radiant orb! that lends us besser day! Ye, in his bounty, ye he did create ; Sweet chearer of the fullen gloom of Unworthy as ye are, by him ye live : night!
Fly, fly to Mercy's arms, ere it be late ; Hail; vivid planets ! 'that around her play, Ere Vengeance o'er you her dread sword Fair gems of Heav'n in matchless glory
Would ye be great? would ye obtain a Come, sacred meditation ! on the wing
Bear me aloft, and let me roam the skies, A crown of glory, that can ne'er decay? And catch enraptor'd what these suns do Would ye be more than Cæsars in renown? i fingi
Subdue yourselves-Heav'n will the deed To their creator as they fet and risc.
XIV. Ah! 'tis not for mortality to feel
Look up; confess God's matchless love and Such joys, too pure but for the sons of pow'r
[feal Are manifeft in yon bright worlds, that And the freed tranquil roul, when it doth In concert; own there's due, at ev'ry hour, From earth, and its first yesture of decay. Tribute of praise unto that pow'r and VII.
love. Enough for man with humbleness to gaze
XY. At proper distance on the copious skies What but Omnipotence, in liquid air, Enough for him t'exert himself in praise Could orbs of fuch vast magnitude fuf• To God, whose word these glories caus'd tain ? to rise ;
Doth not his love in their return appear, VIII.
Their blest return, to chcar night's Whose will maintains them, and is that gloomy reign dread law
XVI. To which obedient they ever move ; But whither Atray 1? whilft on Heav'n's
high dome The Glow-worin. 1 gaze enrapt, my careless steps do lead
Unto che lonely place where stands the
[dead, Such wondrous magic lies in harmony, o That awful manfion of the mouid'ring The free with joy become to it a llave; XVII.
The heavy-thackled bondsman it sets free; Hence let me turn, and seek th' embow'ring Makes heroes cowards, and poor cowa grove,
ards brave. Tunsiyon Nor longer tread this vnfrequented road, de quox XXVII. liv som Tho' I could draw instruction as I'd rove, It melts to pity the steel-harden'd heart, To fit me for the debt at birth I owd: Stops Grief's fad tears, and fooths ber XVIII.
robbing breast; The debt, which letter'd learning, titled Pain it allays, and doth sweet reft impart, pow'r,
[bloom, Where loft was the idea of sweet iel. Wisdom, and youth, in all its lov'liest
xxyiІІ. . Must pay, precisely at the faced hour, Thou art, that hadft thy happy birth above! Without abatement, to th' insatiate tomb, All-bounteous Heay’n co-crown our joys XIX.
[prove? Too much the scene would damp the cen- What transports must the sacred spirits der muse,
Since all their language is pure harmony ! Who melts in woe at the funereal strain ;
XXIX. Far other prospects willingly she'd choose, But while I muse, lo! Night yields up her The hill, the woodland, or the peaceful sway,
(train : plain.
And to the West hies with her vap'ry XX.
I fee, I fee with joy, the kindling day! But huth! fuch music fteals into mine ears, The vermeil blushes paint the East again! As tempts my mind to think a seraph
P. ALLEY. fings; Like to the sound of the harmonious spheres, Or the inspir'd Cecilia's warbling strings.
Tbe LOVE'R'S FAREW EL. XXI. Now (prightly ftrains moft sweetly chear
A PASTORAL. my sense ;
[love ; Now warblings fofe diffolve my foul in. How oft have I curft in my mind
My wretched deplorable ftale ; And now I'm fir'd by mufic's eloquence;
No ease nor contentment I find,
For Chloe's still to me ingrate..
With this so sweetly modulated long ; The humble request of her swain ;
What scenes of unlimited woe
Her cruelty pours on my head!
When sorrows encompass my bed!
His Phillis can please and delight;
Attentive the hears his soft strain;
But Chloe poor Strephon does flight.
My bosom with tenderness glowod;
That e'er was on mortal bestow'd. Nor painting, shewn in her mom lovely. But fance that my Chloe's unkind, dress,
[i impart, Nor aught the tuneful mufe has power
Adieu to the charms of the fair ;
No more will I frolic and rant,
Prolific milts o*ér every till
A tepid moisture gladdens every root,
The husbandmen now pole and, bind
The hops, and bid the tendrils shoot, Ye banquets of pleasure, adieu !
Thus guarded from the southern wind, No more will I taste of your cheer ;
While every vegetable power
Imbibes young April's soft balsamic shower, Biggleswade,
Mark ! how each month's unwearied toil
J. SHADGETT. Succeffive cloaths, or ftrips the soil! March 10, 1764..
From heat to cold they traverse thro' the
iký, Verses on a YOUNG LADY at BE.
And yet unerring is the plan, ShE who has seen the world, and thinks And regular from hot to dry it vain;
The calendar of focial man !
In no one track the steps appear,
To a YOUNG LADY on ber BIRTH-DAY,
Wbicb was the firA of April. Softly complying, and genteely sweet;
ET others write for by designs, Chearful sometimes, and courteous, tho'
I seek fome moral in my liges, i fincere,
[fear: Which whosoever reads must bear, Nor yet too prone too much to with or
Or great, or learn’d, or young, or fair ; Her passions all in Glent currents flow,
Permit me, then, with friendly lay. And neither (well too high, nor link too
To moralize your Aprikday. low : Who would afford as much connubial bliss, Checquer'd your native month appears As thought can fascy, or the heart can With funny gleams, and cloudy tears; with.
'Tis thus the world our truf beguiles, Let her be mine, if such a one there be, It frowns as transient as its (miles; And such a one there is, and is the. Nor pain nor pleasure long will stay,
T. B. For life is but an April-day.
Health will not always laft in bloom,
But age or fickness surely come; woo green April, lo the sun Are friends belov'd? why Fate must reize TO That very form (which Jove put on
Or these from you, or you from these : To bear Europa from her native land)
Forget not earnest in your play, Allumes to win the queen of showers! . For youth is but an April-day. A new-blown primrose decks her hand,
When piety and fortune move Her taper waist a zone of flowers,
Your heart to try the bands of love, Like a young widow Me appears,
As far as duty gives you power, Shining thro' fhades, and beautiful in tears.
Guiltless.enjoy the prefent hour : Now genial nature every seed
Gather your rose-buds while you may, Opens to grace the vernal mead,
For love is but an. April.day.
Tho' Zephyr shakes his madid wing,
Oh, may they never reach within! To creep, and meet parental spring :
But virtue's stronger setters bind When lo! a shower of drizzling rain,
The strongeft tempeft of the mind : Or drowns, or drives them to their rests : Calm may you Mhed your setting ray,
And (unthine end your April-day, again!
Brunswick, Marcb 16.
brilliant retinue to the cathedral. After A Marriage is negotiating between his divine service they proceeded to the elec
royal highness the prince of Prussia tion, which was unanimoudly made in faand a princess of this house. All the royal vour of the archduke Jofeph. The prince family are to repair to Berlin before the de Lichtenstein, first commissary of the conclusion of this marriage. Preparations emperor,' being informed of it, went with are already making for the journey. a magnificent equipage to the cathedral,
Lisbon, Feb. 28. The king has published and there gave his Imperial majesty's asa an ordinance concerning the civil and mi- fent. The new king of the Romans was litary police, by which all military men then proclaimed with a loud voice by the are authorized to apprehend, on the spot, elector of Mentz, who afterwards chanted any person they fall sec guilty of a breach Te Deum amidst the ringing of all the bells of the peace, or other fiagrant crime ; and in the city, and under a discharge of 300 the same power is given to all magistrates cannon. The prince of Deux Ponts and or civil officers, who shall find any officer the count de Mariani were then dispatched or soldier in the like case. The military to carry the diploma of election to the archare enjoined to deliver up the prisoner to duke, preceded by twenty-four poftilions. the commissary of the quarter; and civil Rome, March 17. Saturday a party of officers are to give notice to the comman- Corsican troops set out from hence for Tidant of the corps to which the delinquent voli, on account of an insurrection there, they seize may belong. The nightly patroles occasioned by the scarcity of corn, The may also apprehend, in the like circum- pope has given orders that four small loaves Atances, any inhabitant whatever. Any fol. mall be distributed, at his expence, every dier or serjeant, that Mall resist the persons Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, to each appointed to maintain the civil police, by poor person in the country, during the using any fire-arms against them, mall be present wet season. His holiness has likelaid in irons, tried as a rebel to the laws, wise ordered public prayers, with a plean enemy to the public peace, a profaner nary indulgence for ig days, to all who and infringer of the military order, and as Thall visit certain churches to implore the such condemned to death, according to the assistance of Heaven against the present cafirit and second articles of the new regula- lamities of Italy, He hath also forbidden, tion for the army. Every soldier that mall under pain of death, the carrying away be found in the streets of this city and Be- bread, meal, or any commodity, whether lem (excepting when he is upon duty) on the roads, or in the towns of the Ecclewith fire-arms, or sword, or bayonet, fi fiaftical State. letto, &c. shall be likewise apprehended, Aleppo, Jan. 17. Private advices say, that fent to prison, stript of his uniform, and Kerim Kan, being gone from Ispahan to condemned to work fix years in his ma- Tauris, in order to cause himself to be crownjesty's arsenal.
ed there king of Persia, has destroyed near While the king was at Salvaterra, he if- half of the city out of resentment to the infaed a decree, importing, that every foreign habitants ; that he has also caused 4 princes efficer, who mall come to seek férvice in or lords of that country to be arrested, who his troops, must not at first expect to get a were conducted prisoners to Ispahan ; but fank higher than he had in the country he that the troops attached to those lords rent tomes from.
him a deputation, demanding the liberty of Franckfert, Marcb 29. The day before their chiefs, and on refusal mutinied, and yesterday being fixed for the election of a marched to Ispahan, of which they postelitd King of the Romans, the Electoral ambar- themselves. It is thought that it will be very sadors
, and the three ecclefiaftical electors difficult for Kerim Kan to drive them one in person, assembled aboue nine in the of that city, of which they are still in pormorning at the Romer. At half an hour feffion; and if this news be true, Peilia past ten they repaired with a numerous and may be plunged again in new troubles. April 1764.
MONDAY, April 2.
12th of May, and had many conferences 1Nformation having been given, that feve with him, in which he evidently thewed a
ral of his majesty's subjects have been great averseness to an accommodation upan for a confiderable time, and are now de- the terms offered to him. About this time, tained in France as hortages for the pay: a supply of 500 land of arms, going to ment of ransom bills, which have not yet Patna, was nopped by the Nabob's of been satisfied; nctice was given in the ga- ficers, and other acts of hoftility were comzette of last Saturday, that in case such mitted ; and affairs being come to an exransom bills are not forthwith discharged, tremity, a war with Collim Aly was una prosecutions will be commenced in his ma- voidable. Mell
. Amyatt and Hay were lejesty's court of admiralty against all ma- called, and measures were taken at the pre. Iters, owners, and others, unjustly refuring fidency, to carry it on in the most effectual or neglecting to pay the sums of money Ni
Mr. Amyatt having taken leave pulated for tbe release of those unfortunate of the nabob the 24th of June, and repersons who have suffered so long an im- ceived the usual pairports, be set out in Prisonment.
boats for Calcutta, accompanied with Meft. On Saturday the new statue of the king Amphlett, Wollaston, and Hutchinson ; at the Royal Exchange was exposed to pub- lieutenants Jones, Gordon, and Cooper; lic view; it consists of the finest white mar- and doctor Crooke (Merr. Hay and Gulston ble, with a truncheon in his hand, and a remaining with the nabob as hostages). laurel wreath around his head.
As the boats were passing the city of Moor. WEDNESDAY, April 4.
shedabad, they were attacked on the 3d of They write from Italy, that some curi- July by a number of troops, assembled for ous gold repeating watches having been that purpose, on both fides the river, and presented his royal highoess the duke of some of the gentlemen were killed in the York to se:eral ladies of quality, in the boats. Mr. Amyatt immediately landed courts which his bigliness visited, the fa- with a few seapoys, which he forbid to thion of wearing Englith watches has of fire, and endeavoured to make the enemy's late almost univerfaliy prevailed among the troops understand that he was furnished ladies, which has considerahiy augmented with the nabob's passports, and had no de. the demand for this British manufacture sign of committing any hoftilities; but the in th. Te parts; and we are informed or- enemy's horse advancing, some of the seaders, to a large amount, are come over in poys fired, notwithstanding Mr. Amyatt's the last pasiet.
orders; and a general confugon ensuing,
Eaj-India House that gentleman, and most of the small party By the company's ship royal George, who were with him, were cut to pieces. which arrived at Spithead from Bengal on By the said letters it further appears, that the ist inf. the court of directors have re- Mr. Ellis and his council at Patna having, ceived letters from that presidency to the with the approbation of Capt. Carstairs, following purport: that the dispu'es be- agreed to attack that city early in the morntween the compary's servan's there, and ing of the 25th of June, it was accordingly the reigning Novoh, Cofrim Aly Cawn, executed and carried; that they were in had been productive of fuch animosities and entire poffeffion of the city for four hours, jealoufies on the part of the latter, that it the Moorin governor and most of his peowas judged highly necessary to use every pie having fied as far as Fuiwa; that he means to allay them. For this purpose there came to a resolution to return and are Mefl. Amyart and Hay, two gentlemen of tempt to regain the city, and having got in the council, were deputed to wait upon at the Water-fide Gate of the fort, he fucthe Naboh, with inftruétioris to endeavour ceeded in difpofilling our troops, owing to adjust the difference in an amicable man- to the seapoys and Europeans being mostly
They accordinzly arrived at Morg. dispersed in plundering.' That upon their heer, the place of his rcfidence, on the retiring into the factory, on account of the