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! •„ • j-1 •:.. I.:.: • .• •>.. A LL nature now seems lock'd in dead re** pose, [night j
Not ev'n a breeze disturbs the calm of No lustre guidance to the wakeful shews, Except the living phosphor's * dubious ...light, .
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But at this time, the meteor of the fen,
Rising like cottage taper seen from far, Seduces oft the steps of village men, . And elicits their brain with views of , spectres drear. 1 ...
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Pntil fair Luna, brightest eye os night, Doth (in her sapphire throne) her reign resume t [bright, And see! Die comes with tram divinely Shedding a flood of splendor o'er the gloom.
•. > ■:. i|v: • •; Bail, radiant orb! that lends us lesser day! Sweet che ner of the sullen gloom of night I
Rail; vivid planets! that around her play, Fair gem! of Heav'n In matchless glory bright.'
Come, sacred meditation! on the wing Dear me aloft, and let me roam the (kies.
And* cateh enraptur'd what these suns do "i slnfr 1 To their creator as they set and rife.
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Ah I 'tis not for mortality to feel
Such joys, too pure but for the sons of day; [steal And the freed tranquil soul, when it doth From earth, and its first vesture of decay. VII.
Enough for man with humbleness to gaze At proper, distance on the copious skies j
Enough for him t'exert himself in praise To Cod, whose word these glories caut'd to rife;
Whose will maintains them, and is that dread law To which obedient they ever move j
• The Clew-worm.
From whose effulgence they their brightness draw»"
Effulgence! source os endless day above!
. IX. • ■ ■ .... At whose command this gay, harmonious world [r'sej Did from blank night and dire disorder At whose command 'twill from its poles be hm I'd, [ikies.'
Von orbs will sicken, and forget their
At whose command that wondVous mass of fire, [depths of sea.
Which warms the skies, eauh's bowels. The glorious fun! shall bya dim ej«>ire 1
In which all nature's powers must decay!
Ve wretched atheists, atway with pride;
Ye are but dust—is haughtiness for dust * Oh! cease such power and goodness to deride: [jut. Be what ye're stamp'd, for Cod is truly XII.
Ve, in his bounty, ye he did create j
Fly, fly to Mercy's arms, ere it be late; Ere Vengeance o'er you her dread sword deth wave.
Would ye be great? would ye obtain a crown,
A crown of glory, that can ne'er decay' Would ye be more than Cæsars in renown f Subdue yourselves—Heav'n will the deed
Lookup; confess God's matchless love and pqw'r [move
Are manifest in yon bright worlds, that In concert; own there's due, at ev'ry hour.
Tribute of praise unto that pow'r and
What but Omnipotence, in liquid air, Could orbs of such vast magnitude sustain? ... Doth not his love in their return appear. Their blest return, to chear night's gloomy reign?
But whhher stray I? whilst on Heav'n'* high dome I laxe enrapr, my careless steps do lead
Mag. PutUal Essays, fir
Unto die lonely place where stands the tomb; [dead, That awful mansion of the mouid'rinj
Htncelet me turn, and seek th' embow'ring
grove, "\' ,
Nor longer tread this unfrequented road,
The debt, which lettcr'd learning, titled
Too much the scene would damp the ten-
Who melts in woe at the funereal strain; fir other prospects willingly (he'd choose, The hill, the woodland, or the peaceful plain.
lot hnsh! such mulic steals into mine ears, Ai tempts my mind to think a seraph
• ■« to the sound of the harmonious spheres, 0' tbe infpir'd Cecilia's warbling strings. XXI.
Sow sprightly strains most sweetly chear my fense; [love;
Now warbling* soft dissolve my foul in And now I'm fir'd by music's eloquence; Now taste of transports ever felt above. XXII.
Ah me! 'tii Philomela Alls the plain
With this so sweetly modulated song j "•ltthooglit unto an earthly voice a strain Sosoft, so shr.ll, so deep, could ne'er belong. -M XXIII.
Uofiriin of the night, thou'rt kind to sing,
*«*<Jes,thy sifters soft would diop the wing,
To whom impartial nature has bestow'd
A simple russet coat, but pow'rful song, "ore rich than Juno's fav'rite's dress gemstrtw'd;
froe meiit to thy plainness doth belong. XXV.
"* lousing, shewn in her most lovely dress, [t' impart,
io;ht the tuneful muse has power' c» (ach high notions on the soul impress,. A«, Philomel, thine and their sister art.
Such wond'rous magic lies in harmony, h joy
become to it a
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Thou art, that hadst thy happy birth above!
What transports must the sacred spirits
But while I muse, lo! Night yields up her
And to the West hies with her vap'ry
The LOVER'r FAREWIi
TJOW oft have I curst in my mind
She frowning refuses to hear
The humble request of her swain;
What scenes of unlimited woe
Her cruelty ponrs on my head!
Each shepherd that pipes on the plain
His Phillis can please and dehght; 1
My flame it was ardent and just;
My bosom with tenderness glow'd;
But since that my Chioe's unkind,
Adieu to the charms of the fair j
No more will I frolic and rant,
No more (hall the music enchant
Te banquets of pleasure, adieu!
No more will I taste of your cheer; But-in this deplorable hue ■• i
To the (hades of oblivion will steer.
Blggltfaade, March 10, 1764.
Poetical Essays for APlttL, 1764.' British
The husbandmen now pple and bind
. Thus guarded from the southern wind,
Mark! how each month's un wearied toil
The calendar of social man!
Vtrsti en a Young Lady at B E.
CHE who has seen the world, and thinks
sincere, [feart Nor yet too prone too much to wish or Her passions all in silent currents flow, And neither swell too high, nor sink too
lo w: .< , ... Who would afford as much connubial bliss, As thought can fancy, or the heart can
Let her be mine, if such a one there be, And such a one there is, and — is she.
ODE »n APRIL,
rpO woo green April, lo the sun
That very form (which Jove put on To bear Europa from her native land)
Assumes to win the queen of showers 1 A new-blown primrose decks her hand.
Her taper waist a zone of flowers. Like a young widow she appears, Shining thro' shades, and beautiful in tears.
Now genial nature every feed
Opens to grace the vernal mead,
The lark now ventures up the sapphire skies,
Tho' Zephyr shakes his madid wing, Yet warmth awakes the embryo flies
To creep, and meet parental spring: When lo! a shower of drizzling rain, Or drowns, or drives tlum to their nests again!
so a Young Ladt on her Bibth Da -. .
Which tvat the sirji es April.
T ET others Write for by-designs,
Cliecquer'd your native month appears
Health will not always last in bloom.
But age or sickness surely come;
Are friends belov'd? why Fare must seize
Or these from you, or you from these:
Forget not earnest m your play,
For yooth is but an April-day.
When piety and fortune move
What clouds soe'er without'are scen,
Brunswick, March 16. A Marriage is negotiating between his ** royal huhnefs the prince of Prussia and a princes* of this house. All the ro>..| family are to repair to Berlin before the conclusion of this marriage. Preparations ate already making for the journey.
Lifinn, Feb. 28. The king has published an ordinance concerning the civil and military police, by which all military men are authorized to apprehend, on the spot, any person they shall see guilty os a breach of the peace, or other flagrant crime ; and t!ie same power is given to all magistrates or civil officers, who shall find any officer or soldier in the like case. The military are enjoined to deliver up the prisoner to the commissary of the quarter; and civil officers are to give notice to the commandant of the corps to which the delinquent theyfeize may belong. The nightly patroles may also apprehend, in the like circumstance!, any inhabitant whatever. Any soldier or serjeant, that shall resist the persons appointed to maintain the civil police, by using any fire-arms against them, shall be laid in irons, tried as a rebel to the laws, >■> enemy to the public peace, a profaner ind infringes of the military order, and as such condemned to death, according to the first and second articles of the new regulation for the army. Every soldier that shall oe found in the streets of this city and Bel«i (excepting when he is upon duty) with fire-arms, or sword, or bayonet, stitato, Se;, shall be likewise apprehended, sent to prison, stript of his uniform, and condemned to work fit years in his maHsty'i arsenal.
While the king was at Salvaterra, he issued a decree, importing, that every foreign •ftctr, who shall come to seek service in k'i troops, must not at first expect ta get a ">( higher than he had in the country he writs from.
htneifirt, March 19. The day before Jtfttrday being fixed for the election of a f'"! of the Romans, the Electoral amhas■fcn, and the three ecclesiastical electors 'j -son, assembled about nine in the "O'ning at the Romer. At half an hour Trttentfcey repaired with a numerous and April 1764.
brilliant retinue to the cathedral. After divine service they proceeded to the election,.which was unanimously made in favour of the archduke Joseph. The prince de Lichtenstein, first commissary of the emperor, being informed of it, went witli a magnificent equipage to the cathedral, and there gave his Imperial majesty's assent. The new king of the Romans was then proclaimed with a loud voice by the elector of Mentz, who afterwards chanted Te Dam amidst the ringing of all the bells in the city, and under a discharge of 300 cannon. The prince of Deux Ponts and the count de Mariani were then dispatched to carry the diploma of election to the archduke, preceded by twenty, four postilions.
Rome, March 17. Saturday a party of Corfican troops set out from hence for Tivoli, on account of an insurrection there, occasioned by the scarcity of corn. The pope has given orders that four small loaves shall be distributed, at his expence, every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, to each; poor person in the country, during the present wet season. His holiness has likewise ordered public prayers, with a plenary indulgence for 15 days, to all who shall visit certain churches to implore the assistance os Heaven against the present calamities of Italy, He hath also forbidden, under pain of death, the carrying away bread, meal, or any commodity, whether on the roads, or in the towns of the Ecclesiastical State.
Aleffo, Jan. 17. Private advices fay, that Kerim Kan, being gone from Ispahan to Tauris, in order to cause himself to beet owned there king of Persia, has destroyed mar half of the city out of resentment to the inhabitants ; that he has also caused 4 princes or lords of that country to be arrested, who were conducted prisoners to Ispahan; but that the troops attached to those lords sent him a deputation, demanding the liberty of their chiefs, and on refusal mutinied, and marched to Ispahan, of which they possesstd themselves. It is thought thit it will be ve y difficult for Kerim Kan to drive them 011 of that city, of which they are still in possession; and if this news be true, PeifiV may be plunged again in naw uoubks.
Monday, April 2. INformation having been given, that seve* sal of his majesty's subjects have been for a considerable time, and are now detained in France as hostages for the payment cf ransom bills, which have not yet been satisfied; notice was given in the gazette of last Saturday, that in cafe such ransom bills ate not forthwith discharged, prosecutions will be commenced in his majesty's court of admiralty against all maiteis, owners, and others, unjustly refusing or neglecting to pay the sums of money stipulated for the release of those unfortunate persons who have suffered so long an imprisonment.
On Saturday the new statue of the k'ng at the Royal Exchange was exposed to public view ; it consists of the finest white niarMe, with a truncheon in his hand, and a laurel wreath around his head.
They write from Italy, that some curious gold repeating watches having been presented by his toyal highness the duke of York to several ladies cf quality, in the courts which his highness visited, the fashion of wearing English watches has of late almost universally prevailed among the ladies, which h3S considerably augmented the demand for th:s British manufacture in th. se parts j and we are informed orders, to a !-rge amount, are come over in the last pa.Let.
Ztist-hila house. By the company's ship royal George, which arrived at Spithcad from Bengal on the 1st inst, the court of directors ha ve received letters from that presidency to the following purjioit: that the difpu'es between the company's servants there, and the reigning Nabob, Cossim Aly Cawn, had been productive of such animosities and jealousies en the part of the latter, that it was judged highly necessary to use every means to allay them. For this purpose Mess. Amyatt and Hay, two gentlemen of the council, wete deputed to wait upon the Nabob, with instructions to endeavour to adjust the difference in an amicable manner. They accordingly arrived at Morghier, the place of his residence, on the
11th of May, and had many conference? with him, in which he evidently shewed a gieat aversenesi to an accommodation up»n the terms offered to him. About this time, a supply of 500 stand of arms, going to I'atna, was stopped by the Nabob's officers, and other acts of hostility were committed; and affairs being come to an ex^ tremity, a war with Cosfim Aly was unavoidable. Mess. Amyatt and Hay were lecalled, and measuies weie taken at the presidency, to carry it on in the most effectual manner. Mr. Amyatt having taken leave of the nabob the i+th of June, and received the usual passports, he set out in boats for Calcutta, accompanied with Mess. Amphlett, Wollaslon, and Hutchinfon; lieutenants Jones, Gordon, and Cooper; and doctor Crooke (Mess. Hay and Culston remaining with the nabob as hostages). As the boats were passing the city cf Moorshedabad, they were attacked on the 3d of July by a number of troops, assembled foe that purpose, on both sides the river, and some of the gentlemen were killed in the boats. Mr. Amyatt immediately landed with a few feapoys, which he forbid to sire, and endeavouied to make the enemy's troops understand that he was furnished with the nabob's passports, and had no design of committing any hostilities; but the enemy's horse advancing, some of the srapoys fired, notwithstanding Mr. Amyatt's orders; and a general confusion ensuing, that gentleman, and most of the small paity who were with him, were cut to pieces.
By the said letters it further appears, that Mr. Ellis and his council at Patna having, with the approbation of Capt. Carftairs, agreed to attack that city early in the morning of the 25th of June, it was accordingly execute.! and carried; that they were in entire possession of the city for four hours, (he Mootiili governor and most of his people having fled as far as Futwa; that re there came to a resolution to return and attempt to regain the city, and having got in at the Water-side Gate of the fort, he succeeded in dispossessing our troops, owing to the feapoys and Europeans byng mostly dispersed in plundeting. That upon thcjr reiiring into th: factory, cn account of the j diff iritcdBtQt