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ODE en JULY.
»"pHE fun comes on a-pace, and thro' ttie Signs
Travels unwearied; as lie hotter grows, Above, the herbage, and beneath, the mines Own his warm influence, while his axle glows,
The fsaming Lion meets him on the way,
In fullest bloom the damask rose is seen,
The fields of corn display a vivid green,
The hop in hlolsom climbs the lofty pole,
Nor dreads the lightning, tho' the thunders roll.
Thewealth of Flora like the rainbow shows, Blending her various hues ot light and shade,
How many tints would emulate tire rrse,
Or imitate the Mly's bright parade! The flowers of topaz and of sapphire vie With all the richest tinctures of the sky.
Beneath the swelling udder teems the pail, The fhiningseytheapprarsin every lawn,
With cooling beverage the swains regale Their fun burnt nymphs, all sportive as the lawn,
Nor yet the orchard shows its fruit of gold, While the wool's shorn from off the fleecy fold.
The vegetable world is all alive,
Green grows the goofberry on its bush os thorn,
The infant bees now swarm around the hive, And the sweet bean perfumes the lap of morn,
Millions of embryos take the wing to fly, The young inherit, as the eld ones die.
Tis fr/romer all—convey me to the bower, The bower of myrtle form'd by Myra's skill,
There let me waste away the noon-tide hour, Fann'd by the breezes from yon cooling riM;
By Mjra's side reclin'd, the burning ray bhall be as grateful as the cool of day.
Ti a FRIEND, n,tv!y married,
A T last, dear Jack, I hear, a mate
Vv'irh all ihe charms that e'er combin'd
OHin, who to tlie plough was bred,
* Til hang, if e'er yen went to school.'— "Did you e'er read without ihe help
"Of spectacles?"'—' Why not, you whelp;
* Do people, who tan walk without,
* Buy crutches for to stump about?'
ELEGY M RAtm Aliik,£/j.
ADIEU, ye sylvan scenes, tho' wont to please, [prest:
And calm the soul with inward woe deTbo' form'd the smart of piercing grief to ease;
And sooth the mind disconsolate to rest.
Au In ! the good, the generous, and wife, From all tire glitt'ring pomp of life is fled!
Patient he clos'd in death his peaceful eyes: Submissive fell, and mingled with the dead.
Tho" born obscure, to opulence he rose, And made hit virtues with his grandeur known:
He lov'd hit Icing, and arhVd against his foes; He join'd his country's int'rest with his own.
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Hi; foul was grear, benevolent, and kind.
Encircl'd round his hospitable door [eyes;
Wiih thankful hearts and with uplifted Fed by his bounty stood the giatefut poor. While for his life to heav'n their prayers riseBut now, alas! their cheeks bedew'd with tears. [plore! And streanung eyes the woeful loss cteIn each fad face anxiety appears;
Their joy is gone, for Allen is no more.
And is he gone? ah never to return,
No more to thine but in immortal fame: The bunting tears shed round bis sacred urn. Shall bear in memory his honourM name.
See winged seraphs lead the heav'nly way, And guide his foul in her celestial flight; To realms of bliss, to never ending day, To scenes of boundless joy and spotless light.
Description of an Earthquake, extra&tifrom Dr Grainger's Sugarcane, a Fcon, Lun'j puMiJbml.
Q AY, can the muse, the pencil in her hand, 0 The all-wasting hurricane observant t ide; Can she, undazzi'd, view the lightning's glare,
That fires the welkin ? Can she, unappall'd, When all the flood-gates of the sky are ope. The shoreless deluge stem? The muse hath seen [1 he stars;
The pillar'd flame, whose top haih reach'd Seen rocky, molten fragments, flung in air From Ætna's vext abyss; seen burning sti earns [scenes!—
Pour down its chanr.el'd fides tremendous Yet not vext Ætna's pillar'd flames, that strike [high;
The stars; nor moulten mountains hurl'd on
And till his weaker flame the Scorpion feels; But, chief, while Libra weighs the unsleddy yean [port; Planter, with mighty props thy dome suplach flaw repair; and well, with massy ban,
Thy doors and windows guard; securely
lodge [calms obtain;
T y stocks and mill points.—Then, or B.eathless the royal palm-tree's fairest van; While o'er the panting ifle, the dæmon
heat [waves High hurls his flaming brand; vast, distant The main drives tuiious in, and heaps the
(hoie [serene Wi-h strange productions: or, the blue A.i'umes a louring aspect, as the clouds Fly, wild-carecring, thro' the vault of
heaven j [frequent Then transient birds, of various kinds, Each stagnant pool: some hover o'er thy
roof j [bold wind,
Then Eurus reigns., no more; but each
forehead glows: [bill, For, fee! the mists, that late involv'd the Disperse j the midday-sun looks red;
strange burs stye. Surround the stars, which vaster fill the A hortid stench the pools, the main emits j Fearful the genius of the forest sighs; The mountains moan; deep groans the
cavern'd cliff. A night of vapour, closing fast around, Snatches the golden noon.—Each wind ap
The north flies forth, and hurls the frighted
Water with fire, increase the infernal din: Canes, shrubs, trees, huts, ate whirl'd aloft in air.—
The wind is spent; and " all the isle below Is hush as death." [burst;
Soon issues forth the west, with sudden And blasts more rapid, more resistless drives:
Rushes the headlong sky; the city rocks; The good man throws him on the trembling ground; And dies tbe murderer in his inmost foul.— en the west withdraws liis eager storms.—
Will not the tempest now his furies chain 1
conceal, [soon Brooding on slaughter, not repuls'd ; for Their growing yell the affrighted welkin
And bloodier carnage mows th' enfanguin'd So the south, sallying from his iron caves With mightier force, renews tl e aeiiai
Sleep, flighted, flies j and, fee! yon lofty palm, [groves, Fair nature's triumph, pride of Indian Cleft by the sulphurous bolt! See yonder
Where grandeur with propriety combin'd. And Theodotus with devotion dwelt; Involv'd in smouldering flames. — From every rock
Da.Oics the tuibid toirent j thro' each street A river foams, which sweeps, with un
tam'd might, [main.— Men, exen, Cane lands to the billowy Pauses the wind.—Anon the savage east Bids his wing'd tempests more relentless
Now brighter, vaster co'rufcaticns flash; Deepens the deluge; nearer thunders roll; Earth trembles; ocean reels; and, in ber fangs,
Grim Desolation tears the shrieking isle, Eie n>; > morn possess the ethereal plain, To pour on darkness the full flood of day,—
'T'HE God that rules the marriage state,
fy HE list advices from Poland inform us, thai the civil dissensions among the nobles are so lar from bving subsided, (hat they rage with greater fury than ever. On the 2S;h of last month, an action happened near bjomm in Lithuania, between 4000 men of prince RadziwiU'a parry, and 600 pultuns under ihe orders of general Bock. Victory, it 1* said, declaied for the Ruffians, w'.jo have had only seven men wounded, though they have slain or made prisoners 136 01 piince Radziwill'g corps j an event almost incredible, if <t were not confirmed by a number of letters written on the spot. The prince, by favour of the night, ietired towara's Pinfk, probably in order to gain Volhinia. It is 1 rid aiso, (hat the troops of (he Lithuanian confederacy have taken by assault the fortresses ot NiefwLz, Blala, and Slucl., bcloniing tn the fame prince.
The ambassadors of France and Spain, however, as well as '.he residents of those two powers, are retired from Warsaw j and the ambassador of the court of Vienna has lately made a dcclaiation that his c-.urt will not intermeddle in any m nner in the election of a king of Poland. So that none of the courts of Europe fetm inclined to interest themselves in the affaiis of the Republic, except the empress of Russia and t >e Grand St-ignior j the former of whom espouses tiie cause of count Poniitowfky; the latter, that of count Branicky, grand general Of the crown army.
By advices from Petcifbourg we learn, tha: the Cz irina has founded two new establishments J one under the name of Tic Ottos! i,f Am; where young people of good fam ly will be received at the age of Ave or fix, and inducted till the age of fifteen, in all the sciences necessary for those who a-e destined to the service of their country. Sixty will be admitted the first year, fixt* more the second, and so from year to year, till the number amounts to three hundted. This fwhool Wll opened with a good deal of pomp and solemnity. The other establishment is for the education of an hundred and fifty young ladies, in imitation of that of St. Cyr, by which name it is called. The princess Dolgirov. siii is •sprinted eovernefs, «
Btfon, in Nino England, May 1. Vfe hear* from New-Haven, that about 8 of [he scholars at the college have been poisoned, several of them to a great degree It if suspected to be done by some of the French neulrals there, who have been offended by some of the scholars; and it is thought one of them conve)ed the poison privately into the dough that was mixing for the biscuit for breakfast.
Extract of a LitUr from New-York, dattd May 78.
"We have received advice here, that on the 17th of February last, major I.oftus was ordered, with the zad regiment, consisting of about 300 men from Mobile, to proceed up the Missifippi, and take possession of the lllenois, 500 leagues distant; that he found the passage up the river very difficult, owing to the rapidity of the current, which retarded their march so much that they could scarce proceed ten miles a day: and that on the loth of March, having only got 70 leagues up the river, their foremost boat was attacked by the Indians,' and in a few minutes had six men k.ll <?, and as many wounded: that the other boats attempted to land, but were also very smartly fired upon: that major Loftus having a tew ciayi befoie lest 57 men by disc: ti< n. not knowing the number of the enemy, ar.d being then at a Leagues Place called Le Roch Davoinej aboiit 400 from the lllenois, thought it impracticable to fulfil his oiders, therefore returned to Peosacoia."
A letter from Geo< gii, in North America, conclodcs thus:—" We are cerainly informed, that the Frerch have ceded New Orleans, and all their territory on the West fide of the Missifippi river, to the Spaniards, which is a very favourable event sot" these southern provinces, as the latter have no influence with the Indians, and are by no means that enterpiiing people which the Fiench are ) and in fner: we are unr'er no kind of apprehension of their diiluibiffg our settlements. By 'hisCession the Frerch have now no possession cf any part of the eontifient of Nc::h America."
[ 382 ] British DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
Saturday, June 30. "V^Esterday morning the judge* met at lord ?liief justice Mansfield's chambers, adjoining to Westminster Hall, and appointed their respective circuits for the ensuing summer assizes, viz. Home. Lord Mansfield, Mr. Baron Smythe. Norfolk. LordPatt, Mr. Justice Dennison. Midland Ld Baron Parker.Mr.JusticeClive. Oxford. Mr. Baron Adams, Mr. Justice Wilmol.
Northern. Mr. Justice Ba:hurst, Mr.Justice Yates.
■Western. Mr. Justice Gould, Mr. Baron Perrot.
Yesterday a very severe battle, for 6fcy guineas, was fought on KenningtonCommon, between one Austin, mate of a ship, and Clegg, a butcher, when, aster a contest which lasted near to minutes, victory declared for the former. The combatants were both so much bruised, that they were carried off in coaches. Near 500 1. was lost and won on this occasion. Ext ad if a Letter sr: m Pisa.
"The celebrated count Algarotti died here on the »ad of last month. He has bequeathed by his will a very fine picture to the King os Prujfia; a potto folio of choice original designs, an engraved stone, and two pictures, to Mr. WILLIAM PITT; and a considerable sum to the printing- house at Leghorn, to enable them to proceed with the new edition of his works: he has also devised a legacy to the marquis de Monti, lieutenant-general of the armies of France, and has kst M. Maura Tefli, a celebrated painter at Bologna, 8000 Roman crowns, acoo of which he has directed to be laid out in the erection of a mausoleum to his memory at Pisa. He has given the design of this monument himself, and also left his own epitaph, borrowed fi om Horace, which is as follows: Hie Jacit Algarot
T1UI, SZD NON OlINIl."
Tuisoav, July 3. The fire which happered at the Customhouse at Lisbon, on Ascenjionday, was occasioned by some wet Hamburgh linen, whicli had been damagvd at sen, taking fire. It being a holiday, no assistance could be (ot to extinguiih it. 4 • -1 S
On Saturday evening, about five o'clock, a fire broke out in the distill-houfe of Mr. Rickards, facing Air-street, in Piccadilly, supposed to be occasioned by the head of a still flying off; which in a short time consumed the same, and also the houses of Mr. Barnett a smith, the Crown ale house, Mr. Pearson a peruke-maker, Mr. Dufton a corn chandler, and a house inhabited by a stationer the corner of Derby Court, all in the front of the street; and damaged several houses backwards, The maid servant, who had lived in the family some year?, went up stairs to fetch some money cut of her box, but before she could get down again, the house was all in flames, and she perished in the midst of them. The master os the house was out of town, but returned about half an hour after the fire was extinguished. Nothing of Mr. Rickards's was saved, except his shop books and some cash.
A manufactory is lately established in Ireland, for making a cheap kind of carpeting for common parlours, bed chambers, stair-cafes, and other ordinary uses. This carpeting is said to excel the Scotch, so much in vogue here, bath in colours and woikmansliip, though it is sold at less than half the price of it; for the first fort is is. led Irish, per square yard; and the black and yellow bird.eye, at Is. 6d. Irish, per yard: whereas indifferent Scotch carpeting is sold here at 4s. sterling per yard, which is 4s. 4d. Irish.
On Saturday, about twelve o'clock, his Royal Highness the duke of Cumberland entertained his company with the follow ing diversion: a flag was inclosed by mils in his Royal Highness's paddock at Windsoi\ and one of his tigers let loose at him; the tiger attempted to seize the stag by the haunch, bu: was beat off by his horns; a second time he offered at his throat, and the stag tofTcd him off again; a third time the tiger offered to seize him, but the stag threw him a considerable distance, and then followed him, on which the tiger turned tail, and ran under the toil into the forest, among a herd os deer, one of which he seized, and killed him in a mom:nt. Two Indians pursued him, and whill! sucking the btaod, they threw over his head a