for that purpose was poured into it, was thenceforward at liberty to live and she was bid to get up, and then with her husband as before, being assured, that the fincerity of her in- now re-instated in all her rights divine tention having been thus proved, was and social. accepted by the deity, and that she

The female part of our Readers will probably thank us for communicating · the following Recipe for the Preparation of the Greek Water, or the

solution of silver, for the converting red, or light coloured hair, into a deep brown.

T AKE any quantity of silver ed likewise, by adding more spirit

filings, and dissolve them in of nitre, and repeating the same spirit of nitre; the spirit of nitre and treatment, the filver being put in a mattrass, Note. The solution of silver, thus must be placed, first, in a gentle obtained, is the Greek water, used sand-heat, and afterwards, removed for turning red, or light-coloured where the fluid may be made to boil hair, to brown. Its efficacy may for a short time : being taken out of be greatly improved by washing the the sand- heat while yet hot, add as hair, before the application of the much water as may have evaporated water, with common water, in which during the boiling; and, when the fome salt of rarter, or any other fixsolution is grown cold, decant off the ed salt, has been dissolved; the profluid from the sediment, if there be portion may be an ounce and half of any, and the undiffolved part of the of the salt of tartar, to a pint of the silver filings; which may be dissolve water.

The following Remedies are extracted from a pamphlet lately published, called

Every Man his own Physician.

Inflammatory Fevers.

. Nervous Fevers. DLEED to the amount of ten A vomit is necessary when the fick,

D or twelve ounces, vomit with ness and load of the stomach is urhalf a drachm of Ipecacoanha, work gent; if the body is costive, clysters it off with Chamomile tea ; if cor- of milk, sugar and falt may be in. tive, inject as often as occasion re- jected every second or third day. quires, the clyfter directed under the Blisters must be applied to the nape article of the Dry Belly-Ach, and of the neck, head and legs, the fick give inwardly the following mixture: person must be kept quiet in body Take of falt of wormwood half a and mind, opiates are commonly drachm, lemon juice three quarters hurtful; a little wine may be allow. of an ounce, falt of Prunella tened, and thin wine-whey is proper grains, spring water one ounce; mix for common drink. Give the folthem together for one dose, and re- lowing draught every fix hours : peat it for every six hours.

Take fali of hartshorn ten grains, lemon-juice half an ounce, simple


Ahma. mint-water one ounce and an half, Diffolve two drachms of gum amcompound spirits of lavander and sy- moniacum in half a pint of pennytop of saffron of each one drachm royal water, and add on ounce of and an half, mixt.

oxymel of squills. Three large Ague.

Spoonfuls of this mixture to be taken First vomit the sick person, by frequently. Bleeding is generally giving half a drachm of the powder proper, and malt liquors must be of lpecacoanha and work it off with avoided, being very pernicious. Chariomile tea; then let the fick

Spitting of Blood. person take the following powder : Take red rose leaves dried, half an Of the best Peruvian bark powder'd, cunce, twenty drops of oil of vitroil, one ounce, of Virginia Snake-root, one ounce and an half of refined and falt of wormwood, each one sugar, and pour two pinis and and drachm; mix these well together, half of boiling of water on these inand divide them into eight doses, one gredients in an earthen veflel ; let it paper to be taken every two hours stand to be cold, and take half a in a glass of red wine or any other quarter of pint frequently. liquid. This is a certain and infal.

Bloody Flux. lible cure ; but care must be taken Bleed first, then give the follow. to administer it only in the intervals ing vomit; half a drachm of powder of the fits, but it must be repeated Ipecacoanha, work it off with Cha. for two or three days, about ten days momile tea, repeat this voinit every after the first cure, or else the dif- other day, for three or four times. order will frequently return. In Clysters made of fat mutton broth obftinate cases, removing into a drier are of great service, the sick person air has been found of great service. must abftain from mait liquors. . Apoplexy.

Consumption. Cupping in the nape and sides of A milk diet, riding on horse-back, the neck is always useful; provided country air, and bleeding frequently the scarifications are deep enough to in small quantities, at each time takgive a free paflage to the blood, fi- ing away not morc than six ounces mulating clyfters and warm purges of blood, are the most efficacious are also of service, as is also the fol. remedies in this distemper; Snails lowing electuary: Take half an boiled in milk have sometimes been ounce of powder'd heath Valerian, of service, as is also the Peruvian' and one ounce and an half of con- bark, when it does not occasion a lerve of orange-peel, and mix them purging. together; dore the quantity of a

Deafness. nutmeg every four hours. Apply a Syringe the ears well with some Itrong blister to the back, the diet warm milk and oil, then take a quarmust be sparing.

ter of an ounce of liquid opodeldoch, - Want of Appetite. . and as much oil of almonds, mix Drink Chamomile tea every day them well, and drop a few drops into an hour before dinner, or take ten each ear, flopping them with a little drops of acid elixir of vitriol in a glass cotton or wool; repeat this every of water, about two hours before night going to rest. dinner, and about two hours after dinner every day.

To be Continued.

Poetical ESSAYS for FEBRUARY, 1764.

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And tall Colonna rears it's head on high, Where marble columns, long by time de

fac'd, Mors-cover'd on the lofty cape are plac'd, There rear'd by fair Devotion to sustain In ancient times Tritonia's facred tane. The circling beech in murderous form ap

pears, Decisive goal of all their hopes and fears! The seamen now in wild amazement fee The scene of ruin rise beneath the lee: Voraginous, along the surge-lasht strand, Death's horrid jaws that never close expand. The vefsel, while the dread event draws

nigh, More rapid, more imparient seems to fly; Swift from their minds elapse all dangerspaft, As, dumb with terror, they behold the last: In every vein the refluent blood congeals, And every bosom mortal tremor feels. The moment fraught with fate approaches fast,

[ing mast; While thronging sailors climb each shiverThe thip no longer now muft ftem the land, And," hard a starboard!"' is the last command:

{plies, While every suppliant voice to Heaven ap. The prow swift wheeling to the westward fies;

[brac'd; The yards to starboard all were sharply Twelve failors up the fore-cat-harpings

haite; Desperate asylum! charg'd with fatal woe! For lo! while dips immerft the plunging prow,

(bends, Down-prest by watery weight the bow-sprit And, loosen'd o'er the stem, deep-crashing

rends : Beneath the bow the floating ruins lie; The fore-mast rotters unsustain'd on high, And, as the rises on th' up-lifting sea, With all it's load down-tumbles o'er the

lee : Falling, it bears a lamentable scream, And hurls the struggling wretches in the fticam;

Citay While, in the common wreck, the twinting Dragthe main-top-mart by the cap away.

They try opposing floods to mount in vain, And, panting, would the veffel's fide regain : Weak hope, alas! they buffet long the wave, And grasp at life, tho' sinking in the grave; Till all exhausted, and bereft of strength, They yield to Fate's unerring stroke at

length; The burying waters close around their head, They link for ever, number'd with the dead ! Those who remain the weather-throuds embrace,

(case : Nor longer mourn their lost companions' Transfixt with terror at th' approaching

doom, Self-pity in their breasts alone has room : Yet Albert, Rodmond, with Palemon near, And young Arion on the mast appear; Even they, amid ch'unspeakable distress, in every look distracting thoughts confess: Begirt with all the horror of the main, They view th' adjacent Thore, but view in

vain. Such torments in the drear abodes of hell, Where sad Despair laments with rueful yell; Such torments lacerate the damned breast, That lets remote the mansions of the bleft: Heaven's saving aid their suppliant cries implore,

[more. But Heaven, relentless! deigns to aid no Ye sacred shades: whose rules reform the

heart, And sooth the passions by celestial art, With lenient balm allay the smart of woe, And virtue and tranquillity bestow ! Ah! would your sacred influence triumph

here, Where courage, vigor, hope submit to fear? Altho' you teach us at ihe latest breath To smile serene amid the pangs of death; Alas! th' exalted lectures here must fail, Nor all th' elaborate science ought avail. Immortal Zeno's self would, trembling, see Inexorable Fate beneath the lee : And Epictetus at the fight in vain Attempt his stoic firmness to retain: Had Socra'es, for god-like virtue fam'd, And wisest of the sons of men proclaim'd, Spectator of such various horrors been, Ev'n he had stagger'd at this dreadful scene.

It comes! the dire catastrophe draws near, Lasht furious on by Definy fevere! [death, The Mhip hangs hovering on the verge of Hell yawns, rocks rise, and breakers Ipar be


Since I, all-trembling in extreme distress, But vain my zeal, and vain their boasted art,
Maft fill the horrible result express, While Harriet's wrongs distract my con-
O yet confirm my heart, ye powers above!

scious heart.
This last tremendous shock of Fate to prove: With fruitless efforts tird, to thee I fend,
The tortering frame of reason yet sustain! The last, last prop on which my hopes de-
Nor let this total havoc whirl my brain!


[speak? In vain, alas! the axes were prepar'd, Oh! blissful change, my joys, how mall I For every wave now smites the quivering The rose re-blossoms on her languid cheek, yard;

[thade, And now once more each gazer's breast tho High o'er the deck they spread a dreadful

warms, Then deluge down in terrible cascade, In all the full perfection of her charms. Across the founder'd deck o'erwhelming

Brook-freet, Jan. 11, 1764. roar,

[shore: And foaming, swelling, bound upon the Swift up the mounting billow now the flies,

The LITTLE WISH. Her shatter'd top half-buried in the skies,

ORANT me, Gods, a little seat, Then headlong plunging thunders on the U Modern-built, and furnish'd neat: ground

(resound! Let it ftand on rising ground,
Earth groans! air trembles! and the deeps For a prospect all around:
Her pondrous bulk the dire concussion feels, Call the manfion Cowper's-Hill;
And o'er up heaving furges wounded reels.

From the mount a little rill
Again the plunges, hark! a second mock

Let, meand'ring, gently flow Splits wide her bottom on the marble rock! Thro

Thro' the verdant vale below. Down on the vale of death, with dismal Add a little garden to't, cries,

Planted, wall’d, and well laid-out;
The fated victims shuddering roll their eyes And a little bower therein,
In wild despair, while yet another stroke (Little bower, ever-green!)
With strong convulsion rends the solid oak: And a little shady grove, .
Ab Heaven ! behold her mighty frame di-

the tides! And some little trees, that bear And, crashing, bursting, spreads in ruin o'er Pippin, cherry, plum, and pear;

And the apricot and peach A Letter sent so Dr. Cowper, by a Gentle

On the wall within my reach ; man, wbose Lady was cured ly Mr. Key. And each fragrant flower that blows SIR'S PILLS.

(Fragrant Aower, for the nose !) FROM one indebied, mere than words can And the rose, in all its pride, pay,

(Blooming rose, for blooming bride!) Accept this grateful, tributary lay :

Tulips too, in richest Thew,
For Harriet's life-- so long, so much deplor'd, Tulips gay, as birth-night beau.
By thee to health, to love and me restor'd. Now let'us go in a door,
Stranger as yet to sweet connubial joys, And see what to ask for more.
Which no remorse, no conscious guilt an Grant, ye Powers, a little wine,

For a guest that comes to dine ;
Like other youths, by specious vice betray'd, And a stock of mild and stale,
From virtue's paths I too securely Atray'd; Honest neighbours to regale ;
From fair to fair I roy'd, from face to face, And October, strong and mellow,
And danger found in every new embrace. Tubes and weed, for hearty fellow.
Reclaim'd at laft, I ask'd my Harriet's hand, Tbosc, in Cistern's moulds comprest,
Norak'd in vain-wety'd the nuptial band; That of Brocus, very best.
How sweet our joys! how swift the mo- Cordials too in cupboard be,
ments few!

Rum, arrack, and ratifia:
Nor dreamt I then what evils would ensue. Now and then a little cup
Matually pleas'd, we bleft each happy day, Serves to keep the fpirits up.
But, ah! conceal'd the dreadful symptoms. As a sportsman, give me horses,

Some for chace, and some for courses ;
No: long conceal'

d alas! my wedded fair And a pack of little hounds, Muftills unknown, and undeserved, bear. To drive Reynard o'er the dowas. Perc'd to the foul, to see my injur'd Maid, Grant for there a fit eitate, from this to that I ran; in search of aid : Not too little, nor too great,

Or for



. But if ask again I Mall,

· His festival with blither note, I will ask what's all in all :

And dress anew their bridal coat. Give a pretty little spouse,

To Myra I enclos'd my heart, To adorn my little house ;

Each letler bore an ardent vow; *Let her have complexion fair,

St. Valentine the thought inspir'd, Sparkling eyes, and auburn hair;

And wrote the verse with Cupid's dart, Skin as white a3 neck of swan,

Next morning with serener brow Smooth as down that grows thereon ;

She own'd her melting borom fir'd; Smiling looks, and ruby lips,

And gave her, every charm to join
Waist that tapers to her hips;

The avison of Valentine.
And fine arms, that eafy fall,
And soft hands, and fingers small :

Skill'd to touch the waibling strings,
When ber lays, or mine the fings :

Let her frank and pleasant be
To my friend, as well as me;

AS Cupid, the Niest young wanton alive, And with wit and beauty's charms,

n of its hoard of sweet honey was robGlad my heart, and bless my arms.

bing a hive,

[grief, Oh, the joys of fuch a life!

"The centinel bee buzz'd with anger and To be blefs’d with such a wife !

And darted his sting in the hand of the thief. Be the produce of our joys,

He sobb’d, blew his fingers, stamp'd hard Little girls and little boys!

on the ground, (wound ; Grant but there ; may I be poor,

And leaping in anguish Mew'd Venus the When I ask-d little more!

Then began in a sorrowful tone to com. Incertus Auctor. plain,


That an insect ro little should cause fo great ODE to FEBRUARY. Venus smiling, her son in such taking to


[bee ; W ITH wreath of yellow crocus bound, Said, “ Cupid, you put me in mind of a

See furr-clad February creep! “ You're just such a busy, diminutive thing,

His beard with snow is filver'd o'er, “ Yet you make woeful wounds with a Which ftill invests the heary ground:

defperate iting." Two dolphins wait him on the deep, And as they once Arion bore,

ENIGMA. Inviie him to serenei skies,

VE nymphs and swains, vouchsafe to lend Where the delighted spring bird fies.

an ear: But he, intent to prune and plant, Mark well the many characters I bear, And throw his feed around the soil, And you no doubt will soon my name dif. With decent grace the boon refigns,

cover :

[lover; Lest autumn's treasures thould be scant; In youth well known, yet stranger to the Thence he renews his daily toil,

In May I'm seen, as constant as the year, And trims with care the tender vines; But in December never did appear; From ruft he wipes his crooked knife, Your worldly joys for my alistance call, And gives the infant fap new life. In plays I'm found, tho' never grace the

ball; Now earlier with her golden key

The lovely nymph I constantly attend, Aurora hastens to the east :

And Hymen too respects me as a friend ; And later pow advances night

The lofty cypress, and the church-yard yew, To draw her mantle o'er the day,

My power share, and so I think do you ; Suspending the nocturnal feast:

Egypt and Italy allow I'm there,
Diana sooner hails ihe light ;

In glory seen, with beauty I appear;
And hark the jolly huntsman's born

Useful in company ; exempt from pride ; With sprightly note falutes the morn !

By day approv'd; by night I'm set aside. What are the checquer'd months to me? Now, friends, permit me to withdraw a. Or if they lowr, or if they fine,

while :

[guile. So Myra but approves my Aame : In what I've said you'll find there is no Throb not my heart; be calm and free, Biggleswade, For yonder comes old Valentine! The feather'd songsters fall proclaim


Jan. 17, 1764.


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