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4.9* Poetical Essays fir S E

At the fame hour he shews his orient head, And, warn'd by Thetis, sinks in ocean's bed.

Adieu! ye damask roses, which remind
The maiden fair-one, how her charms
decay; [hind,
Ye rising blasts, oh! leave some mark be-
. Some small memorial of the sweets of
May: »
Ah! no—the ruthless season will not hear,
Nor spare one glory of the ruddy year.

No more the waste of music sung so late

From every bum, green orchestra os love, For now their winds the birds of passage wait,

And bid a last farewell to every grove; While those, whom shepherd-swains the

fleepers call, Chuse their recess in some sequestered wall.

Vet still shall sage September boast his pride. Some birds shall chant, some gayer flowers shall blow,

Nor is the season wholly unallied [grow, To purple bloom; the halcr fruits shall

The stronger plants, such as enjoy the cold,

And wear a livelier grace by being old.

TJeROSE BUTTERFLY. ji Fable, imitatedfrom LaMtttt. By Mr. Cunningham. A T day's early dawn, a gay butterfly spyM A budding young rose, and he wifh'd her his bride: [declare. She blulh'd when (he heard him his passion And tenderly told—he need not despair.

Their vows they soon plighted. As lovers still do, [true. He swore to be constant, she vow'd to be

J triad pot been prudent todeal withdelay, 1 he bloom os a rose passes quickly away, And the pride of a butterfly dies in a day. When wedded, away the wing'd gentleman hies;

Prom flow'ret to flow'ret he wantonly flies; Nor did he revisit his bride, till the fun Had less than one-fourth of his journey to run.

The rose thus reproach'd him, — " Already so cold } [passion you told!

How feign'd Oh you false one!—that

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'Tis an age since you left me;" ((he meant

a few hours, [of flowers)

But such we'll suppose the fond language "I saw when you gave the base vi'let a

kiss: [as this?

How could you descend to such meanness Shall a low little wretch, whom we roses

despise, [eyes? Find favour,—oh, love !—in my butterfly's On a tulip, quite tawdry, 1 mark'd your

foul rape,

Nor yet could the pitiful primrose escape; Dull dassodils too, were with passion ad

dress'd, [ress'd." And poppies, ill-scented, you fondly caThe coxcomb was piq'd, and reply'd with

a sneer, [you, my dear j

"That you're first to complain, I commend But know, from your conduct, my maxims

I drew, 1 And if I'm inconstant, I copy from you: I saw the boy Zcphyrus rifle your charms j I saw how you limper'd, and smil'd in his

arms, [own, The honey beekiss'd you, you must not disYou favour'd likewise—Oh, dishonour !—a

drone: [not deny,

What's worse 'tis a fault that you can

Your sweets were made common, false

rose! to a fly.

The M 0 a A L. This law, long ago, did love's providence

make, [rake. That every coquet should be curs'd with a

TUNBRIDGE VERSES. EriGEAM on a late Heath: Addressed tt fit Minority.

HPHE rotten cause that you maintain,
*• And your successes tally;
Though calhier'd generals strive in vain

Your broken troops to rally.
With each new day new hopes are fled,

And quarter you must beir:
When Hardwicke fell you lost a head,

And now you lose a Leg.

A N S w 1 a to tie Above. rpHO' Legge be lost,and Hardwicke dead, ■* Our glory's not yet faded; The cause Is found, nor wants a I And many Limbs are added.

#* The Authors of the British Magazine are greatly obliged to Philo-Clericus ftr bis favour; but think the intention of bis letter has been already fully answered by the ex~ trail they gave in their last Magazine from the ingenious pamphlet he recommends. Tee remainder as Varignano'i pieces -will appear, if pcffible, next ni nth: In the mean time, they

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T5 Y the last advices from Poland, we are informed, that on the a-th of last month, the states of the republic having assembled in the neighb- u hood of Warsaw, opened the diet ot election, and elected count Sosnowslty, grand-marshal of ttie diet. On the eve of the preceding day, count Stanislaus Poniatowsky formally declared himself a candidate tor the crown, and told the Waywodes and Magnates, that if they knew any one whose zeal for the country surpassed his own, he would renounce his pretensions, and give him his vote. Though the election was expected to be over by the 7th of this month, and it has been reported that count Poniatowsky wat elected; yet we are inclined to think this intelligence premature, as no authentic accounts have yet arrived of this nobleman's election. Count Braniky and prince Lubomirsky still persevere in their opposition to the diet of confederacy, and have hitherto refused to assist at the diet of election; so that it Is conjectured they have been promised assistance by some foreign power.

Naples, Augufl 27. The mortality, which has made such great havock in this city, it almost entirely ceased. Cut the last advkts from Foggia, in the Cauitinate, occasion the most lively ala-ms. The multitude of persons who die there every day is prodigious, and there is no counting the number of the sick.

Capcnbagen, Sept 4. The nuptials of their royal and most serene highnesses, the hereditary prince and princess of Hesse, were solemnized on Saturday last in the presence of their Danish majesties and the soy.il family; all the foreign ministers by invitation assisted, and afterwards supped, in the usual manner, at the king's table. The city was superbly illuminaed, and all ranks of people shewed the utmost joy on this nappy occasion.

Genoa, Stpt. 8. On the 3d inst, at night this republick received an express from Calvi, advising-, that two Genoese armed barks and two feluccas feil in with, cn the a 6th past, two Corfican armed barks, one Tartan and two Feluccas, in the vulph mf St. Fiorenza. The Corficans immediately Seftembtr 1764.

attacked the Genoese ; but after an engagement of two hours, the largest of the Corsican barks (said to have mounted iS guns and 150 men) ran ashore. During this engagement they likewise took the Tartan, which had one gun of 18 pound shot, and two others of a smaller caKber, and several wall pieces: w! cn this vrssel was taken, there were only eight Curst cans found alive aboard, and two dead. One of the Corstcan feluccas, cither designedly or casually, blew up whist it was engaged with one 06 the Cenocse feluccas, and the greatest pate of the crews of hoth perished, or werst wounded. Aster this defeat of the Corsicans, the barks proceeded up the gulph, and landed the succours they had on board for the besieged in St. Fiorenza, and retired to Calvi to refit.

Yesterday one of the republick's galleys! sailed for Bastia, and carried M. Augustine Sperone, who is to remain there with the character of Vicegerent; and M. Sauli, who l as refi-ted there some years in character o? Commissary-general, is to etnbaik on board the galley to return hither,

Extrail of a Utter from Leglcrtt, Aug. 17.

"The dey of Algiers having declarer! war against cur regency, we are preparing to give him as warm a reception as we can, on our part. With this view all the galleys in our port, that are fit for service, are arming with the greatest expedition; and, when ready for sea, are to be joined) in a certain latitude by two chebecks of the pope's, and thiee or four half-galleys from Naples, after which they are to proce-d in conjunction on a ernife against those pirates. In the mean tir-e, that our raviga,:on may suffer as little as possible, two armed polacrel have been detached, ore east, the other west, to inform all the vessels they may meet of the rupture, and take such as belong to this duchy under their protection. The government of Naples havt likewise sent ont the St. Cliailes man of war, and the Conception frigate, with orders to cruise before Sicily, and five chace to the revets th y may find in. those seas.''

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Monday, Augusts. f \ N the aist of June last, the St. Peter, capt. Heere Gansz, bound fiom Hamburgh to Porto, about five o^clcck in the afternoon, was attacked by a piiate, off Bead,y-Head, who shewed English colour*, and whom he took for a double sloop, or cotter, having six guns on deck, and a long pennant flying. The pirate fired a gun ac them, when they stuck their topsail and hoisted their jack. This was scarce done, before a second gun, with a ball, was fired at them, which the captain perceiving, stooped, or it would have struck him. The pirates then boarded them, armed with pistols and blunderbusses, which they put to the captain's breast, and forced him into the cabin, where they left him, wi h a man at the cabin door with two loaded pistols, as a centinel over him. They then went on deck, ordered the hatches to be opened, and the carpenter refusing to take off the hoops from the h.vches, they beat and forced him to do it. They then obliged the mate to unlock the hatches, which, to preserve his life, he did. T hey then confined the mate, carpenter, co k, and twe other men, in the steerage, and beinsrnow masters of the vessel, loaded their boat with slieets of copper, which they carried on boaid their own vessel, having people to wa'ch the captain, and fys men, who were prisoners on board their own (hip: at eight o'clock the fame evening they went to the captain, and told him he rr.i. go about his business: upon which, coming on decV, he found a great quantity of g«oi!s lying, hut chiefly pipe staves; but in the hoid every thing was cut to pieces and destroyed. On the. id of July they baatded a small English velsel, or cuitcr, armed with cutlasses, &c. which had but one gun; this was near Orr.ay, on the French coast, when after asking several questions, they returned to their own ship. The captain declares, that while he was robbed, a three mast vessel was not far off, which made a signal, and approached the small one; when the rebbery was over, the fma.l one fired a gun as a signal.

Wednesday last ast'.;e high slieriff for the «oun:y 01 Leicester was going it) a tjuiig,

in order to attend the assizes at Leicester, in passing through a turnpike near that place the gate fell close too soon, which he endcavou-ing to prevent, had his little finger cot quite off, on which was a diamond ring, that could not be found, though diligently looked for.

At Denton near Stilton in Huntingdonfhiie, a common field-pea was sown in the gatden of Mr. Samuel Hoppers of that place, from whence have sprung this year *3 b-anches, on which were 149 pods, that produced a lull Winchester quart of pea* when shelled.

On Wednesday the assize for the county of Sussex ended at Horsham, when Michad Ramsey, for horsestealing, and William James, for burglary, received sentence of death, but were bath reprieved.

Tuesday, August a8,

tstrœub, Aug:tJ! 26. On Friday lad there was an exhibition of the patent air jackets at the New-Mills, before a numerous set of gentlemen who attended at lh* assizes, which gave general satisfaction; they appeared of real utiii y for the tnrs proposed, and capable of beirtg extended and applied to many more useful purpfes. Many experiments with them weretryY by Mr. Tinkler, in deep water, and in the most rapid part of the flushes } from which it is very evident that no depth or current of water could sink a person with an air jacket on. The natural tendency of the airj'cktt appears not only to buoy the wearer above water, but to recline him upon the back, and support the head above water. Mr. Tinkler, with one of them, supported an hundt ed weight upon hit breast {tie likewise floated three persons at a time with one cf them on.

Wednesday, August 19.

NtSvcestlt, Av£. 25. On the 17th instant, came on at Durham, before the Hon. Mr. Justice Bathurst, the tiial of Mr. and Mrs. Oliphant, and their maid, fci the alledged murder of Dinah Armstrong; when the parties being justified by the very cvi. dence brought against them, their judge declared nit fense ot their unmerited luftciir.gt. Mag. DOMESTIC IN

in publick court, by saying, " He believed them as innocent of the crime laid to their charge as himself."

At the assizes held for this town and county, George Stewart, for the murder of Robert Lindsay, Keelman, and Cuthbert Thompson, sound guilty of breaking Mrs. Douglas's house, received sentence of death.

On Monday evening a house fell down in Bun's Rents, Raven Court, Whitecross Street, by which' a woman and her child were buried in the ruins; the woman was soon after dug out much bruised, but would not be carried to the hospital till the child was found, which was not done till near twelve, when the infant was brought to her dead; she was then carried to St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

Late on Saturday night the assizes for the county of Surry ended at Guildford, when beside Matthew Wilkinson, William Curtis, Richard Norris, and John Skinner, (mentioned in our last Mag.) Samuel Brain, John Vernon, and Matthew Jackson, for robbing John Grunsell on the highway, were capitally convicted, and received sentence of death. The judge was pleased to reprieve Richard Norris, and to order the other six for execution.

Thursday, August 30.

Birmingham, Aug.x-j. At Warwick assizes, which ended on TueMay, Edward Crofts, for sheep-stealing, received sentence -of death.

At the assizes at Shrewsbury last weeV, Evan Davies, for robbing Elizabeth Harding of three pence, and John Smith, for stealing a mare, received sentence of death; but were atterwards reprieved.

Sxtrael of a private Utter from Cbarhstoiun, dated Ju'y 2.

"The sanguine hopes of our adventurers to Penfacola, &c. seem to befrustrated; and is we may judge from the following truth, some of our men of war are empio> ed to other purposes ihan to protect and encourage trade, as has been often the cafe before. A Spanish sloop arrived at Penfacola, in order to exchange 30,000 dollars for d;y goods, the g-esteii part of which, you kno w, was sent from this place ; instead of meeting with encouragement, an officer was put on boatd from the frigate stationed there, with orders to continue till the sloop was supplied with a few necessaries which she stood in need os, and (he was ordered out to sea again immediately. If you think this piece of information will ,j»c of any service to toe many shippers from

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the port of London, you are welcome to make it as publick as you please."

On Monday last the wife of a poor man in Old Street bought an old stuff chair, of a broker near that place, Tor 8d. when she carried it home her husband abused her for making so miserable a purchase, and a scufHe ensued; on moving the chair, something was heard to jingle, and the seat being cue open, they found 150 guinea?, which had been concealed these, which terminated the scuffle to their mutual satisfaction.

On Tuesday a peruke mak<tr, who is said, to be a waiter at one of the publi.k gardens, was committed to the Gatehoufe prison, Westminster, for cruelly using a woman, whom he pretended to marry: he decoyed her from her service on Monday evening, to an alehouse in Shug-Lane, where, it is said, they lay together; and in, fie night time he qu.it relied with his intended b ide, for refusing to give him her money and apparel, for it seems me had saved in her service, upwards of forty pounds in cash, besides clothes to a considerable value: he stabbed the poor creature in the face, breast, neck, and other parts of the body, beat one of her eyes almost out, and tore most of the hair from her head j the woman was sent to the hospital,- where, we ate told, me died the same night.

Friday, August Ji< On the trial of John Croxford, Benjamin Deacon, and Richard Butlin, at Northampton assizes the id ult. for the murder of Thomai Corey, a travelling pedlar, the principal evidences were, Anne Seamark, (whose husband was executed the Notthamp'on assizes before) and Richard Seamark, her son, a boy about ten years of age. Anne Seamark deposed, That between MMiaelmas and Ch'istmas, the prisoners were in her house : that a man, with a vyaiiet on his shoulders, came to the door, and called to sell stockings: he went away, and, in about a quartet of an hour, the prisoners followed him, with sticks in their hands £ they returned in about half an hour; slie went into the chamber to make her bed, and hea ing a scream, looked out at the window, and saw a man down on the ground in the gar;!en, and believes it was the sa.me man who had called with a waliet, fer he had the fame coloured clothes on: her husband and Butlin, the prisoner, held him down by the thighs; the prisoners, Deacon and Croxford, lay upon his. breast; that Ocxfoid stabbed him with a kni'e, 3 S a and 496 DOMESTIC IN

and had a white-hasted knife in his hand. Her husband fetched two spades out of the house; this was in the afternoon. That they returned the next morning, between scrcn and eight o'clock) that afterwards the fame morning, she saw the ground dug next the cucumber-bed; and she heard the prisoner, Benjamin Deacon, say, they intended to bum the body in the garden, but the prisoner, Butlin, said nothing about burning the body: the limbs were burnt ■upon ihe hearth; the bones were put together, and burnt to ashes. The prisoner Benjamin Deacon's dog, and her husband's bitch, ruok away the heart and liver, and eat most of them. The bones and ashes afterwards were swept up and buried. Being cross examined, she said, The prisoners had been in the house, with her husband, for an hour ot two before the man with the wallet came to the door j that he had on a grey coat, was between five and fix feet high, as near as she can recollect; and that it was between Michaelmas and it. Luke, when the murder was committed; that she had been ill of a sever when she was first examined, and disordered in her senses, and knew not what she said j bat since she came to herself, has always continued in the fame story.—Richard Seamark, her son, near ten years of age, deposed, That he knew all the prisoners, saw a fire burning, and that he saw, thro* the boards, the toes of a man's lei; burning, and a hand hanging out of the oven, and more meat covered over with ashes j and that he saw the prisoners Cioxford, Deacon, and Butlin, with his father, in the house together.—Mr. Bateman, a justice ofrhe peace, and Mr. Adcock, deposed, that they were present at the diggng for the body, and saw bones and ashes where Seamark's wife said they were buried. The jury found the prisoner* guilty, and they wort executed the Saturday after the clay of trial.

Saturday, Sept. i. The three youn? fellows from Croydon, that were tried for a rape and cruel usage of a poor woman tlxre, under pretence of helping her to a lodging, and forcing her into a hay-loft, fcc. were acquitted. It v as a most cruel case, and the rape plainly proved; but the honesty, or delicacy of the woman not swearing to the real fact, was the reason of it.—They were aster Wat dl tried for an assault, with an intent to commit a rape, and found guilty; for which they weie sentenced to be fined and im

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prisoned, and find security for their good behaviour.

Monday, Sept. 3. On Friday night, at ten o'clock, his royal highness the duke of York landed at Dover from Calais, where I.is royal highness lay that night, and on Saturday at noon he arrived in good health at his house in Pall Mall; he afterwards waited on the princess dowager of Wales at CarltonHoufe, and at five o'clock set out for Richmond, to visit their majesties, who received him very affectionately. Yesterday his royal highness was at court,-and received the compliments of the nobility and foreign ministers, cn his fase arrival in England.

Tpisday, Sept. 4.

At Wifbeach assizes, t"ie week before last, before Mr. Serjeant Foster, who was appointed judge by the bishop of Ely for the Isle, a man for horse-stealing receive4 sen'ence of death, but is since reprieved.

At the assizes' for the counry of Somerset, held a: Bridgewater, which enoed on Wednesday night, Joi n To7ier, for a highway robbery, and Thomas Light, for siSecpstealing, were capitally convicted Thomas Parker, charged with the murder of two infant bastard children, was acquitted. There was no bill found against Mary Wilkins, hit servant, nor against a clergyman, charged with wilfully and knowingly having married a couple wjthout licence or publication of bans.

Wednesday, Sept. 5.

The following advertisement is in the Hague Gazette of the 31st of August.

"One I. H. C. de Stumpel, who sti>« "himself a colonel in the service of the "king of Crcat Britain, having engaged a ■' number os persons to go into England, "upon assurances which he gave them, "that he was authorized by his BritannicK "m.ijesly to promise them settlements in "America; an.! that they should be carried "there ar the king's expence: in order to

prevent his continuing to impose opon "the credulity of the pubhek in this re"fpect, it is thought proper to advertise "that the slid Stumpel was never autho"rized. as he pretends, to engage people '* for those settlements, nor 10 m>ke any * promises on the part of the Bri ilh mi"niflry."

Nrtccafile, St/r. ». Tfe following letter, communicated to us by Mr. Green, of P'csron, was wrn e by Olives Cromwell fo Card:nal Mazarine, on his refusing to deliver

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