[ocr errors]

ADD?. ESS es thi City of London to kis M AJISTY.'

May it please you Majesty,

GRaciotfsly to accept our sincere ar.d dutiful congratulations on the marriage of your Majesty's eldest siller, her Royai Highness the Princess Augusta, with his moll Serene Highness the hereditary Prince of ISrunswick Lunenburi;];. It was with the utmost joy ami satisfaction, that we saw ycur Majesty's wisdom yield to the proposals for an alliamce with a Protestant family so illustrious; and that a lady, whole amiable character is no: m:>re exalted by the dignity of her high birth than her private virtues, was clest;ned to b: the happy partner of a prince, whose eminent and distinguished services, during a succesful and glorious war, V'ill ever be remembered by every friend of true religion and jiublic liberty.

Your M-j-sty's faithful citizens of Lcndor, have seen with gratitude, the constitution of this country, settled and cl'ahlished by our great deliverer Ivin^ William, maintained and improved by the illustrious Kcjse of Bmnswick; therefore they cannot sufliciently applaud your Majesty's fcre t wisdom and goodness in further strengthening it by this happy alliance.

Mav this marriag* answer your Majesty':, warmest wiihcs and expectatioi s; and may the Prince and Princess be blessed with an offspring truly worthy of so royal and illustrious a descent.

Permit us to assure your Majesty of our firm .'.trachtnent to your Majesty's lacred person and government, ar.d of our constant ends avourf, wi»hin cur sphere, to contribute to the hapoiness and prosperity of your Majesty's reign.

The K-ng's Answer.

My Lord r,nd geriieniep,

"1 le'.uro ;cu u y thanks for

your dutifjl congratulations on the r.iarriagc. of my siller the Princess Augusta with the hereditary Prince of Brunswick-Luncnhurg; and am glad that tl.i? has py aliiar.ee gives such oeneral satisfaction.

"1 receive, with pleasure, your assurances of duty and tsrection to my persiin and government. The city ot London may always depend on tny favour and piotrction."

They were ail received very graciously, and had the hoaour to kiss his Majesty hand.

Address o the Princess Dowager.

TH E Lord Mayor, Aldermen, ar.d common council assembled, beg leave to congratulate your Royal Highness on ti e marriage of your eldest daughter, her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta, with his Serene Highness the hereditary Prince of Brunswick-Lunenburg.

The eminent virtues and exalted merit of the Princess have justly endeared her to his Majesty's faithful subjects: her union with a Protestant family, djstinguifhedin the defence of the liberties of Europe, is at once a pleasing and mi st interesting subject to the friends of civil and religious liberty.

May this union be the source of every domestic felicity t» this illustrious pair; ar.d may your Royal Highness long live to enjoy the moll permanent satisfaction from this albance.

The Princess Dowager's Answer.

My Lord and gentlemen, I heartily thank you for this new p'oof of your attention and regard for me and n:y family, upon occasion of this happy event.

They were all received very graciously, and had the honour to kiss her Roval Highness* s hand.

'' Address Ulg. AJdrtsi os th*

Address to the Prince of Brunswick. SIR,

The Lord mayor, and commons, d the city of London, in common cmtcil assembled, embrace this joy'uj occasion of paying to your most ,\;rsne Highness our warmest compliments of congratulation on your auspicious nuptials with the most tinuous and amiable Princess her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta.

We esteem it our happiness that; we have an opportunity of testifying to your Serene Highness our sentiments of obligation and gratitude 10 tbe illustrious house of Brunswick; and to ycur Serene Highness in particular, for the eminent services which this country has derived from your great valour, and distinguished conduct in the course of the late glrjrious and successful war.

Msy your Serene Highness long live to enjoy, in peace, the glory you have acquired in arms ; and may yocr most amiable consort crown your wishes with a race of princes to emulate your virtues, and extend your name and family to the remotest t.mas.

To which his Serene Highness was pleased to return the fallowing answer.

My Lord and gentlemen, "I return you thanks for this mark of your atteniion, and regard for me."

Leicester-house, Jan. 20. This day the right honourable the Lordmayor, aldermen, and commons of the efty of London, in common council assembled, waited on her Royal and Serene Highness the Princess of Brunswick-Lunenburg; and being introduced to her Royal H<j»hness and Serene Highness by Lord Boston, ^•ude their compliments of Congratulation, whieh were spoken by James Eyre, Esq; the Recorder,

City cf London, 4' Madam,

The Lord-mayor, aldermen, and common council assembled, hereby beg your Royal High ness's permission to present our warmest congratulations upon your Royal Highness's auspicious marriage with his most Serene Hghneis the hereditary Prinpe of Brunswick Lunenborg.

This alliance wi:h a Prince so highly accomplished, so early distinguished for his heroic valour and martial conduct, and whose eminent services in the course of a glorious war, have justly endeared him to this country, we consider as a siesh instance cf the wisdom of our Gracious Sovereign, of his affection for your Royal Highness, and ol his rt jjard tp the liberties of Europe, end th: P/fltestant interest.

Nothing could alUy ou. Com. n at the thoughts of beiu^ dc^rivec of the presence of a Princes', adorned with every virtue a"'.; accomplilhment, beloved and aumired by all his Majesty's subjects, but the pleasing prospect we have of her enjoying all the happinels which she lo justly deserves.

We most sincerely wish long life and health to your Royal Highness and your illustrious consort, and that heaven will crown your mutual affection with a race os P.inces formed by yoar instructions and example.

And we beg ieave to assure your Royal Highness, that neither time or distance can efface the sentiments of esteem and veneration which we have long entertained "or yQur Royal Highness.

To which her Royal and Serene Highness was pleased to return tha following answer.

My Lord and gentlemen, 'I cult heartily thank you for this mark of your attention and regard, and I look upon it as a proof of your duty and affection to the King.'

Tney had the honour to kiss her Royal and Serene Highnc.Vs hand.


[ocr errors][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Bv easy dialogue would win your prarse,
And to your decency gra t all his tajes.


By Mr. 0 A K M A N.
TRAY w as a dog of subtle parts.

Had tra.ell'd much, and 'earn'd the arts;
Such tricks lt d fane es he could o,
As much furpris'd the can'ne crew.

Like modern juggieis, round the town,
H s bilis weie potsel up and down.
Just cime from Italy or France,
A Hog that can take snuff, and dance.
Read, writs, play at cards or fipg,
Has oft' per!', rm'd bcfoie the K ng
With universal approbation,
Isevond the greatest expectation:
\n short, no dog was e'er like Tray;
In London 'S bit short his flay.

Of all rhe pafiii ni in the b.east,
Superior Novel >'a confest:
His tryv'.re was alwa>s full,
And his surprizing tricks ne'er dull.
Among he rest a mastiff came,
ResoK'd to see this dog of f.me,
And having pa-d his money dewn,
He tu' k b s feat and Tray begun:

first, like a soldier, drefs'd in red,
With a long sword and fierce Cockade,
He ttnits.—and in the fencing ait
Most wonderful he play'd his parr.
Next, Ben, the sailor, thews hit pnvt'r,
He trip*, he turns, he beats the floor,
So well theaud'ence like the plav,
Enc re, they cry, huzza! huzza!
Now, like a beau, with st;ssgrimace,
He screws each rr.u'cle of his face;
II s dainty paws a snuff box nil'd,
A finer never f. p brheld;
From which, with an affected air,
He'd often take a pinch, and stare,
And many things the most surprizing,
At present not wor.h advertiline.

I he mast ff, who had seen the play,
And ma. r>'d each word ana act of Tray,
First sn^ri'd t Siew his indignation,
And hen addresi'd this sage oration:

Your pwts, siie d Trav, *fs very true,
M«y pl.ase a wh le the unthinking crew.J
lint dog;, of sense, as well as.me,
U i.l all in this g-eat tru'h agree,
Vjch parts aie only of the kind
To vit ate, rot imps ve the mind,
And tt.er. fc.re cr n't be understood
To be ary reai good;
In vain you boast, lo gr at j our fame,
Fallc ptaise but oulj damns ytur nair.e.


[merged small][ocr errors]

44 Poetical Essays for

'Jcalcusy, his quick eye half-clos'd.
With wachings worn, reluctant duz'd;
And, mean Distrust not quite forgot,
Slumber'd as if he flumber'd not.

Strerch'd at his length, on the bare ground.
His haidy offspring sleeping round,
Snor'd restless Labour; by his fide
Lay Health, a coarse, but comely bride.

Virtue, without the Doctor's aid, In the soft arm*! of sleep was laid, Whilst Vice, within tlie gu;Ity breast, Could not be physie'd into reft.

From this extract it is es fy to pe*ceivr, that our Author can rxcell, whenever he pleases, in thit stile of imagery which the Critics call personification, and that humour and poetry will chime very harmoniously together. There is net, pethapr, even in the graver walk of poetry, a passage *o be met with more sublime than the following spirited description of our old Patriots.

"Deep Horror held herwi.^e domain; The sky in sullen drops of rain Forewept the morn, aid thro' the air, Which, op'ning laid his bvis^m bare. Loud thunders roll'd, and lightning stream'd; The owl at Freedom*! window seteam'd, The screech-owl, Prophet dire, whose hieath Brings sickness, and whose note is rea'h j The chuieh yard teem'd, and fr-m the tomb, AU fad and silent, thro' the gloom, The ghosts ot men, in former rimes Whose puLI'c virtues were their crimes Indignant slaik'd , furrow and rage Blar.k'd their pale cheek ; in his own nje The prop of Fieedjm, Hamfdex there Felt after death the gen'rous cate j Sidney by grief fio-ri Heav'n was kept, And frr his brother Patriot wept; All friends of Liberty, when Fa'e Pie,">ar'd to shorten VV utis'i dste, Heav'd, deeply hort, the hrart-felt groan, And knew that wound to be their own"

The second book is an allegory on the attempts which he supposes to have been made against the Liberty of the Prels; and the third, an account ofa dark conspiracy termed by three people, a Priest, a Lawyer, and a Lord, for the destruction of his favourite Patriot j for which purpose. Fraud presents her fin and her hero, a modern Duellist.

O D E, on the R o v A L N u » T I A t s.

[Soft Music]

ANGELS from your spheres descend \
Tune pour golden vio!» all!
Heav i ly airs with crhly blend.
At the Mufei pow'rful call.

JANUARY, 1764. Ss

Dawning virtues, lovely grace!

Let th* harmonious ch )ir display; Lo! yon Nymph ot rc;-al race,

Animates the breathing lay!

Search the rolls of hoary lime,
Some bright pattern thence derive,

On w hose excellence sublime
In Auci'STA may revive!


Swell, swell the; no:e with Cassaridan name!

Of high extraction, and immortal s.me!
Media lcs« gloned in her slien^th of irm%
Thari in the Royal Viigin's pow'iful charm
O'er all th* admiring world her meiits runj
And thus the eastern prets sweetly sung.

With politeness gcn'ly grae'd,
And wirh e'rgance of tafle;
Yetfmm courtly foibles free j

W;th majestic be-uty crown'd!

More for solid sense renown'd.
Heightened all by modesty!

Swell, swell the note with CaiT,ndana*« name!

Raise higher troph-es on the voice of fame! Recit.

Kindred goo.'nel's still (h-.u'd pair;
Heaven excite! the mu:ual Maine;
C)ius! happy Persia's heir!

Su'd for lo?e---and mar;h'd the d^me!

B.-hoM \ to our admiring eyes!
A n'" her OlTandana rift*!
AuGuitAl of saferior grace!
And loveliest of the lovely race!
Chor U S.

New swell the note with fair Avccsta's name!

Raise high her trooh:es on the voice of same!
Rec It.
A second Cyui heard the sound!
And came with blcom-ng lauie s crown'd'
H ar, thou happy, Roy*} Youth!
The pleasing voice of love and truth,
Attend, and hear the vojee of fame.
Thus thy happiness proclaim.

By a Lady.
A 11 that the hrart can wish, or can enrage,
U ntalntcd wi:h the lollies of the age j
G leat withiur pride; charming in every

U niting ease with d gnity and grace;
S weet as the fragrant roses newly blown;
T empting as fruit just to perfection grown, L
A nd worthy to possess the imperial throne. J


« 前へ次へ »