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O* Miss H O L L E S, </ Redbridge, rear

Southampton.

■pOR wealth to the Indies let others re

A treasure more rich I've in view
Than the proud, jealous monarch of Spain

could e'er boast,
Fosse sVd os the mines of Peru.

CM doubtless has ciiarms; yet it's charms

must decay, Crmpar'd to the charms cf my fair: To ten thousand guineas of fam'd Anna's

coin.

Deaf Holies, I vow, I'd prefer.

If wit and rood scr.fe, with true modesty join'd,

(In the sex to be met with so rare) i;.ive the fortune to pieasc, such perlcctions you'll find, Such perfections you'll meet with in her.

If the will to oblige, and the scar to offend, Have to merit the least claim or share;

If ludeness you less than civility love, These perfections you'll meet with in l.er.

If a countenance chearful, a stranger to frowns,

Yon to prize to it's opposite dare; Isa hcauy affection for virtue has pow'r To charm, you'll be charm'd, taith, with her.

But if slander, like most of the sex, you admire;

Or if pride you to meekness prefer;

J11W- y you'll find these, J think; but

I'll vouch

You'll ne'erwill m;et with them in her.

Not the di'monds, so priz'd, that Colconda affords,

As her ever, with such lustre e'er glow; The ruby looks faint, if apply'd to her lips; And her tcetli like fair ivory shew.

Ye critic* in beauty, 'tis no more than truths

NotVcnus's flow'r can excel The sine modest blush by kind nature beslow'd,

That her cheeks, sweetly-dimpled, reveal.

Her hand—ih, I wisli—but I fear 'tis in vain—

That lilly-white hand file would give To me, who adore her: thus perfectly blest,

How happy with Holies I'd lire.

4 CONSOLATORY EPJSTLE.

XKT HEN troubles on a dear friend's back
Are heaps, like faggots, pick o'pack,
'Till with rhe weight he raves and rears.
Like baited bulls or hunted boats;
'Tis then, as fa;tes all agree,.
Tlie time to shew our amity;
To spur ou- wits for f iendfliip's fake,
And give advice—w£ would nst take:
Thcre-so. e this verse consolatory
Apptars in hcmely guise before ye.

Tliat you, clear friend, in love are croft,
And have a beau'eous mistress lost.
Is true. I grant;—but heed i: not;
Another'' easy to be got,
You'll fay, another's not the fame;
But, let me tell you, you'ie to bla.nc
To heed such trifling differences,
As hardly can affect the fenses:
For beauty's beauty, woman's woman.
The sex 3nd quality are common,
And both will please and be admir'd
As long as—'till the husband's tir'd.
Besides, my friend, the grapes that grow
Along the river Seine or Po,
Tho' big as English white-heart cherries,
Do us less good than our goofebeiries:
The fruit that we can pluck and eat,
Will surely prove the better treat.1
And then, physicians grave declare
(How tree, indeed, I will not swear)
That fruits most tempting to the eye
May often do us injury,
And that the man has better luck
Who misses, than v. ho gains the pluck;
Nor can it e'er be understood
Whether a thing is bad or good,
•Till tasting oft, digesting, voiding.
It never stuck by tb' way or cloy'd him I
Such fruit as this a wife may be,
For all the wisest man can fee. .

I have a little tale, my friend,
Just itching at my finger's end,
With make this doctrine's truth appear
As plain as Bab in half a year;

Tb. Mag.

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The fact, besides, you may rely on,
As lure a5 Orpheus or Amphion,
Or that the 'prentice flew the lion.

I once a sighing stiepheid knew, Who VMS as much in love as you; And, like your nymph,tr:e wench was pretty. Gay, sprightly, talkative and witty: So subject was he to her power, That he could live for lull' an hour Without the sight of her b-ight eyes. No more than gamester wit .out dice. But he, poor fellow, figh'd in vain j She took to church another swain, And (which effected most his head) Would take the happy rogua to bed. Pocr wretched Colin stampt, and swore He'd hang himself behind t' e door; Puli'd out liij garters, view'd their length, And would-but that hefear'd their stiength. Then to the river's side he posted, And all along the green barks coasted, To find a nice convenient place To end his sorrows with good gr?ce. At length he found a proper s|>ot; And, just about to leap, bethought Himself—" Will not my fellow swains "Say Colin was an ass for's pains, ** Without I.is mistress were at bottom, "To jump into the river ?—Hot 'em— "What's that to t! em? A man for ease "Might do as much to drown his fleas. "However, ere my life J end, "1 will the fair a letter fend, "And tell her how, in sober sadness, "She's slung my very foul to madness; "And that, since I cannot come at her, . "I'll quench my passion in cold water; "Thar, for her sa'.-e, I'll never think *' Of any woman but for chink, "And, though I am resclv'd to die, "PTl fitst revenge my destiny.

But foitune now turn'd cat-in-pan, And Colin's made a happy man. The wretch, who stole his mistress' heatt, Turns out not worth a quaiter part; And ere love's myst'ries were compteated, A piior wife the fact defeated; For scarce the chamber-door was shut, When, in the stieet, they heard a rout; A tout as if ten thousand bears, Or devils were got by the ears, (tforinjur'd wives will make their part good, Korean by mortal power be withstood) The bridegroom heard her dreaded voice, Abandon'.! all his hop'J for joys; He left his virgin-bride forsaken, And slunk away to save his bacon.

The nymph, thus baulk'd, her pride abates: ^yitlds to Cjlin and <ne fates j

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And what this night site lost with sorratv»
She gain'.d with interest on the morrow *
And who so blesa'd as Colin now,
PolfelYd of »U lie wiilt'd below?
From morn tonight he fills t!.e prove
With amorcus vows «nd songs 01 love j
Tells every swain he meets, how he
Is lost in love and «xtasy.
And, what is moie surprising yet,
Five weeks it bated not a bit;
But, when the sixth was almost pasty
He found it Would not always last:
Yor he grew 000!, and site grew pert,
And now and then would give a iiirt.
Some gentle bickerings first arose,
Onun> of mattiinonial woes I
Her complaisance bejan to sail,
And he could see his wile was trail.
The time elaps'd not very long, y
Before I e found she had a tongue, >
As lightning keen, as thunder strong. ■*
Not veiy smoothly this went down;
Oft would he bite his hps and frown.
Cut still kept silence.—Next he found
Her belly giew confounded tound;
And iho' he knew 'twas his own doing.
And children wer: the fruits of cocing;
What rna-'e the ac.idcr.t ihe WQise
Was—she'd ahead/ drain'd his purse.
Midwife, and nurse, and gossips too,
Weic next presenud to I.is view,
Who came in raptures allio te'.J him.
What glorious fortune had b - so I him;
Two chopping babies at a birth,
Woithy the proud.lt lord on earth!
Two at a time 1 the good man cry'J,
And wept.—They thought hint ovuijo/d 3
Buf, take my honest word upon't,
He thought lic'd made a fad job on't t
However, to remove hi.- sorrow,
He sound a friend of whom to borrow.
The gossips gene:—it came to pass,
They'd taught his spouse to love a glass,
In which site soon found so much merit,
That from her sight she could not, bear it;
And if he said aught to displease her,
She took a double dose to ease her.
Our Colin now began to ciiise
The words " for better or for worse,"
And wish'd, with all his heart and liver,
That he had jump'd into the river;
But well't had been for him, if here
Misfoitune had stopt her career;
Fcr when a wife gives way to drinking,
She quickly bids adieu to thinking;
And when (he has no guard upon her,
What should preserve her husband's honout?
And so it prov'd;—for her next child
Had nos: os honest Johnny WHeh.

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528 Pcttital Essays ser JUNE,

Which chattering gossips soon made known
To all the merry wags i' th' town.
Whoever met him in a morning
Was sure to bid him draw his horn in.
And now his creditors began
To threaten hard the honest man.
So, to cut short this tedious tale,
He, to avoid his wife and jail,
E'en hung himself upon a nail.

This moral you may gather duly;
Better to hang in jest than truly.
Good wives there are,—but he that mar-
ries

Cannot be sure that one his share is i
He may be blest, he may be curlt;
But now, my friend, you know the worst.

SONG, by Gilbert Coorza, Esq;

"TAEAR Chioe, what means this disdain.
Which blasts each endeavour to please?
Tho' forty, I'm free from all pain;

Save Love, I am free from disease.
Kt graces my mansion have fled;

No muses have broken my lyre; The loves frolic (till round my bed,

And Laughter is chear'd at my fire.

To none have I ever been cold;

All beauties in vo;uc I'm among: I've appetite e'en for the old,

And spirit enough for the young. Believe me, sweet girl, I speak true j

Or else put my love to the test: Some others have doubted like you;

Like them do you bless and be blest.

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TTARK ! 'tis the woodlark'snote,he sects
** the fun,

And in full glee his mattins has begun.
With him the linnet and the blackbird vie,
Who sweetest shall salute the summer Iky:
From bum to bush the jealousy, like fire,
Seems to enfiame the universal choir;
Joint is the chorus, sweet the serenade:
Sweet vocal needs no instrumental aid.

Now swell the udders of the milky kine.
Now swells the green grape on the tender
vine;

Like ripen'd strawberries cs red and white
The germinating blossoms charm the sight j
Blended as in the rainbow, various hues
Of flowers uncounted drink the morning-
dews j

Acanthus, hyacinth, and crocus meet
To make young June rich sandals for her
feet,

1764.. British

With backward pace a sea crab leads the
way,

As if it fled the fond pursuit of May;
But May is gone, and leaves to buxom June
What flic had reat'd, with nicer care to
prune;

With animating heat to warm the feed,
And of each plant the tender roots to feed.
Thus month to month successive recom-
mends

The growth of Nature to promote her ends;

Gives to each other's hands the forming care:
First January binds with nipping air;
Next February lays the earth in snows:
And March restrains them as his tempest
blows:

With milder aspect April fends his shower,
And May's warm fun awakes herb, tree and
flower j [biiW
'Till warmer funs with brighter June corn-
To aid young Nature in her great design.

SONG.

CWEET are the banks, when Spring per"fumes

The verdant plants, and laughing flowers; Fragrant the violet, as it blooms,

And fwett the blossoms after showers. Sweet is the soft, the sunny breeze,

That fans tl'e gokkn orange-grove j But oh! how sweeter far than these The kisses are of her I love.

Ye roses ! bluihing in your beds,

That wi;h your odcurs scent the air;
Ye lillies chaste! with silver heads

As my Cleora's bosom fair:
No more I court your balmy sweets;

For I, and I alone, can prove,
How sweeter, when each other meets,
The kisses are of her 1 love.

Her tempting eyes my gaze inclin'd.

Their pleasing It son it:it I caught; I/er sense, her friendship next confin'd

The willing pupil she had taught.
.Should Fortune, stooping from her sky»

Conduct me to her bright alcove;
Yet, like the turtle, I should die,

Deny'd the kiss of her I love.

SM tt a Young Lady, with a sine Ctrutio*.

rrO thee, my fair, this beauteous flower I Admit it as a moralizing friend: [send; "In charms and sweetness >ou may me excel, "Yet deign to listen while this truth I tell: "I am youremblem, drive va n pride away,, "Both you and I soon bSossv;n loen dsaf."

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Dantzag, June 7. THE advices received hete from Warsaw speak only os the movements and efforts making by the two panics ro gain the superiority. It U apparent, that if the diet docs nut obtain it, the number of Ruffian troops in Poland will Increase; at least the quarrel is now risen to that height that force must decide it. What passes at present in the kingdom rccala to our minds the transaction of the year »73J

Strdim, Junt 5. Colonel David Graeme, and Stephen Martin Leaks, Esq; Garter Principal King of Arms, plenipotentiaries for investing his Serene Highness the Duke ot Meckknbutgli Strelitz with the habit and ensigns of the most noble order of the Carter, arrived here the 19th of May. The fame evening they had an audience of the duke, and presented their credentials with the book as statutes ; and bis Serene Highness declaring .hia acceptance of the order, under the usual reservations a< a prince of the empire, the plenipotentiaries immediately invested him with che Garter, Ribband, and George, Garter King of Arms pronouncing the usual admonitions in Latin, and afterwards delivered the stais and

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shall have the privilege of costing and carrying away logwooH in ihe Bay of Honduras, with liberty to build houses and magazines, necessary for themselves and families) in the month of April i»(t year, came down here for the aforesaid pui pole of cut. ting logwood; and on their first arrival, dispatched a Itticr to the commandant of Baccalar, being the nearest Spanish settlement j who returned for answer, That be would transmit it to the governor and captain-general of the province of Jucatan: whose orders on the subject, he, the said commandant, communicated to your petitioners, which was, to comply entirely with the XVlth article of the preliminary trea-y of peace. That afterwards, by virtue of a letter from the said governor of Jucatart, No. j, in the answer to a letter from Joseph Maud, one of your petitioners, a copy of wlue'i is No. a, several of your petitioners went into Rio Hondo, to cut logwood; and from that tirre unmolested followed their occupations till the 4th of this instant February, in good harmony and correspondence with the Spaniards, by frequent letters from the governor of Jucatan, and answers by Joseph Maud, one of your petitioners, all hereunto annexed ; at which time Doa Joseph Rosado, commandant of Baccalar, delivered the said Joseph Maud, one os your petitioners, the letter from the governor of Jucatan, * orchard," No. 3. ordering your periiioneu to retreat to Balais, till the, produced either a schedule from his Catholic majesty, or orders I om the king of Great-Britain, to authorise them to cut logwood. In consequence whereof, your petitioners, with all possible dispatch, endeavoured to withdraw their effects to the New Ri»e.' and Ballais, in both which rivers your petitioners had formerly settlements. But on the zd instant they were again dilturbed, by an order from the commandant cf Baccalar, directed to the serjeant of'tire guard at the mouth of Rio Hondo, an authentick copy of which it likewise annexed, No. 4 \ by which your petitioners are ordered to evacuate every river, except Balais, where it is admitted them to stay a little while, but as your petitioner! believe, not to have the privilege Uu of

33o DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. Brltiflv

(f cutting logwood even there; that yootr I order and command the said serjeant, that

fetitioners are thereby driven to the greatest he receive eleven soldiers of thit garrison,

distress; not iiaving any plantations to well armed, which wiU) four there beto<c,

maintain themselves and families; that by completes the number of fifteen, to remain

means of fa total a stagnatiun of business, al the said Lookout; that with them he is

many of your petitioners and commanders not to permit any English vessel under any

of vessels that have lain for some time here, pretext, to enter trie mouth of this river;

are in the greatest danger of wanting provi- on the contrary, if any flats remain in the

fiens; that tli|y have disposed of .thtir icarv river, they are to go our, with the utensils

jr,tes to your petitioners, the settlers, yyhp, of their houses, with so much brevity, as

by reason of being driven/rom their occupa- not to permit them to stop any where, but

tiens, arc incapable of paying for them i and retire totally ; as likewise those from the

Jthat the vessels lately arrived, nor seeiug any New River, because in the order intimated

prospect of immediate payment, refuse* o to them, it is expressed, that the retreat

sellVheir provisions. These are t he miseries (hall be to Balais, and no other part; and

your petitioners expeiience from the inhu- to act on tlie contrary, they expose thera

manity of the Spaniaids. And your peti- selves to evident danger, as by their difo

(iouers likewise humbly represent to your bedience they lose their Negroes, and find

excellency, That not having any legal au. themselves under a violent arrest. This

thority for settling disputes with each other, order he shall manifest to as many as are

they find themselves reduced to a state of not yet gone out, that by this means it ar

jinarchy and confusion; nor have the in- rive at the notice os all the Baymen, and at

jured any method to seek redress. That no time they may plead ignorance. And

your petitioners humbly apprehend, that all that is done on the subject by the said

yithout order it is impossible for any com- serjeant, he (hall give me punctual advice;

munity long to subsist. .; IS also of what may occur, to advise hn e*t

Vour petitioners therefore humhly pray, ctliency tlie governor and captain general,

That your excellency will be pleased to from whom 1 have orders to execute what

grant them such relief aa their own distressed may be needful;—in case os contumacy,

circumstances require, and your great wif- disobedience, or rebellion, laying to* the

dom shall direct. And your petitioner} charge of the Baymen all the rtsults -that

sj)a!l ever pray. may happen between the sovereigns, for

not executing what i hey are ordered, and

ston Joseph Rosado, Lieutenant as lnfon'rj in that it appears to the said serjeant what if

the tattalion of Cajlilla, end ammandaut of hereby ordered; and that he fulfil his ob;i

thh gjrrijTM and royal fort tf St. fbiiip.if gation with that zeal, love and conduct he

£acca/jr, and its jvrifiiitlicn. ought. This order ia given in this garri

Notwithstandimc that the serjeant Dio- son ,nd roV»l °f St. Philip, Baccalar,

niftus Chavaria, who ia detached to the this iid of February, 176*. look-out of Sr. Anthony, has the necessary 3*°/"?* orders, that the English logwood cutters of

Rio Hondo, do retreat to BaUi«, without * th<> serjeant Dionifius Chavaria. eerti

nermitting them to make any demur, be- lY, that the above is a true copy of ihe or

cause that since the 4th instant, when the «•« I received this day from the comman

order of the governor and captain general, dant Don Joseph Rosado.

was by me intimated to them, they have Jo. Maud. Pimifua Cl<avar;a.

liad competent time to evacuate the river, Ja Grant.

tarrying away the utensils of their houses: Sttften Arpbold.

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.

Maura v, June 4. hor^ Clive on board the Kent, for India.

/~>N Saturday morning Mr. Stimncr, Mr. His lordship set out yesterday morning, ac^ Sykes; and Sir Robert Ba ker, set out companied by a great number of gentle(f>r Pprjfmeutl-, in Older to embark with men, amonj whom were several csthedl

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