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“ Say, perjur'd fwain, what charms can Above the azure vault she wings her way,

Lucia boast » . [her hair! And seeks the realms of everlasting day. “ Her eyes are bright, in ringlets flows Where God most high for evermore doch “ Her lips are rubies---Delia's peace is loft! In glory, pow'r, and majesty divine. [thine,

" I feel, I feel the horrors of defpair! Where angels and archangels sing his praise, Vain life, adieu !...oh faithless Corydon, And celebrate his wonders and his ways. “ If e'er you faunter by the conscious She views the glorious manfions there,

stream, " Remember Delia was by you undone,- To be the faithful righteous one's reward ; “ And to the world her conftancy pro. There, whilft the blessed sons of morning claim!

[bestow,

fing, « O'er her pale corpse one pitying tear Joins in the praises of th'Almighty king;. “ 'Tis all I alk.--too much, I fear, to And now no longer can the bear the scene, gain!

[woe But gently links down to the earth again.. « Ten thousand tears were trifling to the

REB U S. " I've felt for you, my false, yet much- TAKE a fifth of the North and a fourtla lov'd swain !

[feat.

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of the Ealt,
of the Eart,

[Weft; She spoke ---and rising from her joyless And add to these two a fourth part of the (By love's blind rage, unhappy fair, in- Then join a large number by weight, spir'd)

[beat,
which will tell

[dwell, Her locks the tore, her snow-white borom Where a virtuous, agreeable lady does Then rush'd into the stream, and in

ENIGMA. ftantly expir'd! LUCIUS. M Y name is a Proverb, a term of re

proach, A HARVEST EVENING.

I labour, and travel, and toil, [board ; By a young Lady of fifteen Years of Age. To hardships inur'd, both in bed and at

. Yet I'm patient and seldom recoil. . N OW folemn night begins her glomy I once was in honour a servant at court, reign,

[plain! Among princes and men of renown; And wraps in darkness ev'ry hill and But, being discarded, a Nave I'm become All objects now the face of sadness wear, To the meanest in country and town. And all fair nature's beauties disappear. A powerful rival has elbow'd me out, Colours are gone, and scarce the eye can Full-fraught with ambition and pride; know

(waters Aow; He struts and looks big, but I care not a Where springs the grass, or where the For I'm stupid and stubborn beside. [fig, Where the rich harvest waves along the Yet some of the gentry value me ftill, ground,

As a sort of phyfician and friend, Or where the barren rocky cliff is found ;. While the vulgar believe, that I mostly de. Sleep,on the earth, her gentle poppies strews, · And I no afliftance can lend. [ceive, And lulls the world to filence and repofe; If any religion at all I prosess No found the car assaults, except the breeze,

'Tis that of the catholick strain, Which softly murmurs thro'the neighbour For I constantly carry the fign of the cross; ing trees.

Nor ever was reckon'd to blame, But see, how to adorn the folemn scene, My voice differs much from a lady's fine Fair Cynthia comes in majesty supreme; According to that of the poet; [shape, Her beamswhich gently play upon the main, 'Tis foul by degrees, and most frightfully With double lustre are return'd again ; You'll say so whenever you know it. (less, The fiver rays the scatters all around, On a time I conversid in a different congue, Shews the sweet dew-drop glitt'ring on with a kind of an ecclefiaftick; the ground;

freign; Yet, tho' I was right and the gentleSole empress of the night she seems to . man wrong, Millions of stars Thine in her pompous train. My Gde was belabour'd with a stick.* The maker's pow'r the glorious work dif. My nature and properties now are deplays, . [and praise.

scrib'd,

T . And fills the breast with wonder, love, My name comes in question the next; The soul mounts up where these bright But here I shall finish my present dissparkles glow,

course, .. And leaves each sublunary with below. And leaves you to guess at the text.

HISTORY

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HISTORY of the Present War. Othing of a very interesting nature 5 husfars killed and some few wounded. TV hath occurred in Germany lince our * From Meisien we hear, that the Prussian Jaft account of foreign tranfactions: The cavalry had passed the Elbe at Torgau on following is the substance of the most ma- the 3d inftant, and the infantry the next terial intelligence from that quarter. day, on a bridge thrown over that river at · From the allied army we are informed, Lorenkirck near Strehlen, and were to ena that M. Luckner having received intelli- camp that night at Wildenhayn. It is adgence, that a detachment of the garrison of ded, that the news there was, that Ge. Gottinghen had marched upon an expedi- neral Laudohn had already began his opee tion towards the Hartz, and in order to rations in Silesia. raise contributions upon the country of Ha. On the 4th of February a memorial was nover, he had immediately set out in delivered to the Swedish minister by the fearch of that corps, with a body of 100 French embassador, setting forth, among Hussars under his command, and that hav- other things, that in the present fituation of ing come with the enemy, who confifted affairs, common humanity required that of 300 Horse, on the 5th instant in the means should be sought to put an end to morning, he had had the good fortune to the war : That it was extremely doubtfout them entirely and to take prisoners, ful, whether after another campaign a peace I officer, 30 troopers 61 horse.

could be make in Germany on better terms That the same day Capt. Brinsky, who than at present, and that the king his mahad been detached by M. Luckner, had like. fter could not conceal, that he was conwise attacked them with too Huffars and 50 strained to lessen the subsidies he paid, and of the Brunswick cavalry, and with fuch as the fources of the finances were considesuccess that he had driven them before him rably drained by the prosecution of the into Gottinghen, and had taken prisoners, war, his majesty could not promise, in 2 Captains, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Cornets and case the war continued to fulfil his en53 dragoons, and that their commander gagements with his usual punctuality. M. de Belsunce had narrowly escaped be. Letters from Dantzic of the 13th instant ing himself taken in the pursuit.

advise, that an order was come to the GeAbout the same time Capt. Riedefel, at neral of the grand Russian army to send the head of roo of the Brunfwick huffars, 40,000 men back, on account of the Turks having attacked the village of Spielen be- having entered the Ukraine. yond the Fulda, in which was an officer The Ottoman Porte hath declared war with so of the enemy, had taken 30 of in form against the island of Malta. them and killed the rest, with the loss of

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. .Write-Hall. THURSDAY, April 30. fo distracted with our attempts of landing This morning the hon. Cápt. Barrington, at different places, where there was the

commander of the Achilles, arrived with least appearance of our being able to sucthe following letters from Major-Gene. ceed, that it gave Brigadier Lambert an ral Hodgson and the hon. Com. Keppel, opportunity of climbing up a rock with a to the right hon. Mr. Secretary Pitt. corps I had left with him for that purpose, Bellcifle, four o'clock in the morning, if practicable. The difficulty of mounting April 23, 1961,

had made the enemy least attentive to that SIR,

part. Beauclerk's grenadiers, with their As I have just had a note from Com. Cap. Patterson, got up before they saw N Keppel, to inform me that a frigate what was intended. They immediately will fail this day for England, I have only marched a body of 300 men to attack him. time to acquaint you, that his Majesty's The grenadiers maintained their ground troops, under.my command, landed yester till the rest of Brigadier Lambere's got upa tay at five, The enemy's attention was We took three brass field pieces, and some

M m 2

wounded

wounded prisoners. It is impossible for to an anchor in this road on Tuesday the me sufficiently to commend Mr. Lambert's 7th instant, about twelve o'clock. Soon conduct and gallant behaviour on the oc- after their arrival, I went with the Comcafion : and take the liberty to beg you modore to take a view of the coast, and will permit me to request you will recom- we agreed, at our return, that the port of mend him to the King, as an officer de St. Andrew appeared to us to be the best serving his Majesty's favour. Capt. Pat place to make a descent, and it was settled, terson has lost his arm. I believe our loss that Sir Thomas Scanbope, with some of is not above 30 killed. I am afraid you his Majesty's lips, and the transports will not be able to read this scrawl, as I with Stuart's and Grey's battalions, and, write it in the field, the troops being on marines on board, should make a feint at their march. I am, &c. S. HODGSON. Sawzon, at the same time that we made a Valian, in the Great Road of Belleifle, April 23. real attack at St. Andro. Then it was. SIR,

too late in the day to do more than give I had the honour to write to you a let- the necessary orders for the troops, destined ter by the A&txon frigate, in which I gave to land first, to be ready to embark, early but little hopes; since which tiine the Ge. in the morning, in the fat-bottomed boats, neral and myself having considered, that that I might attempt a landing as soon as by attempting a place where the mounting the ships had filenced a four-gun battery, the rocks was just poflible, and where the which commanded the entrance of the bay: enemy were no other ways prepared, from this was foon done by the Achilles, after the impracticable appearance it had to the took her station. No time was then them, than by a corps of troops to annoy. loft to go in with the boats with the gre. the boats in the attempt, that it carried nadiers, and regiments, ordered for this some degree of hopes with it, and by mak- service ; but when we entered the Bay, ing a disposition for the attack of their in- we found the enemy so Itrongly intrenched trenched bays, and at Sauzon at the same, on each side of the hill, which was fo extime, which the arrival of the transports, ceflively feep, and the foot of it scarped with the light horse enabled me to do, we away, that if was imposible, to get up to might possibly gain a footing. I have now the breast-work. After several unsuccessthe greatest pleasure in acquainting you, ful efforts, seeing it was impracticable to that his Majesty's troops have made good force the enemy from their lines, I thought a landing on the rocks near Point Loma- it adviseable to defift. Major-General ria; and cannot sufficiently commend the Crauford and Brigadier Carleton exerted spirit and good behaviour of the troops in themselves as much as possible on the oca the attempt; and the judgment with calon; the latter is wounded in the thigh, which Sir Thomas Stanhope, and the rest but in a good way of doing well. The loss of the Captains of the King's Mips, die we suffered in our retreat was very inconrected the fire upon the hills.

fiderable, as the fire of the lips covered Capt Barrington having been employed it. The weather has been so bad ever in many of the operations on this service, since the Sth, that I have not been able to I have sent him home with this letter, get returns from the several corps, so I and bęg, Sir, to refer you to him for the cannot ascertain our loss, but I believe particulars. I have the honour to be, &c. near 500 killed, wounded, and prisoners."

A. KEPPEL. I thall desire Mr. Keppel to go with me, N. B. The Actæon frigate, mentioned in to reconnoitre the island once more ; and the beginning of this letter,is not yet arriv'd. if we can discover any part where an atThe following are the letters, which were tempt can be made with the least proba

received on the 19th instant, from Ma- bility of Puccess, we thall take a second jor-General Hodgson, and the honour. trial. I cannot help oblerving to you, able Commodore Keppel, relative to the that the whole i Nand is a fortification, and first attempt against the island of Belleille. that, the little nature had left undone to

On board the Valiant off Belleifle, make it suck, has been amply supplied by SIR,

April 12, 1761. art, the enemy having been at work upon I have the honour to acquaint you, that it ever since Sir Edward Hawke appeared his Ma'efty's feet under the command of before it last winter. Commodore Keppel, and the transports I have the honour to inform you, the with his Majesty's forces on board, came

greatest

greatest harmony has sublisted between the footing, and the enemy being strongly entwo services; and I hould not do justice trenched on the heights, and in the little to the commanders and officers of his Ma- fort, the troops foon met with such a rejefty's fleet, if I did not at the fame time pulse, that it became necessary, as well as inform you, that they have affifted me, to prudent, to defift from the attempt for the the utmost of my wishes, in carrying on present, and retire with the flat boats, in the operations purfusut to his Majesty's which they were well covered by the thips instructions. I have the honour to be, &c. and bombs.'.

SHEDHOLM Hodgson. One of the Aat boats landed 60 of Er. Valiant, in rbe Great Road off Belleifle, skin's grenadiers, who got up a very difSIR,

April 13, 7761. ficult place to the top of the hills, where I had the honour of writing to you the they formed with great skill, but were so 29th of March, when I left Spithead; it immediately routed by a much more nuwas from that time to the 6th instant be. merous body of the enemy, that all attempts fore the wind came to the westward, to to succour them were ineffectual, any furthenable the feet to steer in with the coaster than the boats bringing from the rocks of France; and that evening detached fix about 20 of them... frigates, in hopes they might in the night. While all this was transacting, Sir Thoget so stationed as to cut off the enemy's ma Stanhope, with four thips of war, the communication with the main land. The battalions of Grey's and Stuart's, with spo, next morning the fleet passed the south end marines in transports, were opposite Sauof Belleille close along the shore ; and at zon, at the northern part of the idand: one of the bays by Point Lomaria, the Ge- These troops were embarked in the boats, neral and myself thought a defcent might if poffible, to divert the enemy from the be tried, but as the wind was foutherly, principal object. it could not possibly be attempted at this A gale of wind comiog on very quick time. At twelve o'clock the whole feet after the retiring from the shore, has occaanchored in the Great Road, when I im- fioned so much damage among the tranfmediately went with General Hodgson to ports by loss of anchors and flat boats, that the northern part of the illand, to be as it takes up a very confiderable time to put well informed of the strength of the one things in a way to attempt what further my's works there as the time would admit; may be thought practicable. The loss of and while we were upon this necessary fer- flat boats in the gale is 22, which will ren, vice, the ships of war in the road were der the force of landing much inferior to preparing the fat boats for the reception what it was at first attempted with. of the troops ; but by the time we got back, While the repairing and adjusting of it was too late in the day to make any trial. these defects is in hand, I hope some spot

The 8th, the wind north-eafterly, the may be agreed upon, where we may be boats being ready for the reception of the more successful in the attempt than we troops, the signal was made very early in were on the 8th; but if not so, I hope his the morning for them to assemble at the Majesty will believe I have had nothing rendezvous; and the three thips with two more at heart, than the exerting the force bomb vessels were ordered to proceed entrusted to me, in a manner molt conduround the point of Lomaria, at the S. E. cive to the honour of his arms. iv ; part of the iland, and attack the fort and I have inclosed you, Sir, an account of other works in the Sandy Bay round the the loss of the seamen, sustained in the acbefore-mentioned point, the place the Ge- tack of the 8th : and General Hodgson neral and myself had agreed tohavc attack'd. would have sent you that of the troops,

Captain Barrington in the Achilles got but it has been such constant bad weather placed first, and soon silenced the fire from ever since, that it has been impossible to the fort and from the shore; and then, as collect it, I have the honour to be, &c. he, was directed, made the fignal for his

. A, KEPPEL. having done for when the troops in the A lift of officers and seamen killed, woundboats, were pushed to the landing, with e d and miffing, at the attack made upon great briskness and spirited behaviour, at Belleille, the Sth of April, 1761. three different places near each other, by Valiant. Middhipman, & seamen, killed, Capt. Barton, whom I ordered to command

· Lieut. Gregory, 2 Midihipmen, the boats; but the difficulty of getting

and 20 feamen, wounded.

Valiant.

hled

Valiant. 1 Midshidman and 18 seamen all: Two lighters and several boats were missing. ,

burnt. Vesuvius. 5 Seamen killed.

MONDAY May 4. 7 Seamen wounded,

His majesty's ship Milford, commanded Etna. Lieut. Jarratt killed.

by Capt. Robert Man, being on a cruize, A, KEPPEL,

off Cape Finisterre, bearing N. 58. 50. E. FRIDAY May 1.

distant 132 leagues, took on the gth past, The most noble John Marquis of Granby the Fidelle brig, a French privateer belongwas, by his majesty's command sworn of

ing to Bayonne, of four carriage and sevenhis majesty's most hon. privy council, and

teen swivel guns, with 45 men. took his place at the board accordingly.

This day a little after two o'clock, the SATURDAY May 2.

people on the Royal Exchange were sud· Edward Winwood was examined before

denly alarmed by the appearance of a cow John Fielding, Theodore Sydenham, Ben

(hard drove from Smithfield) at the fouth jamin Cox and Thomas Balack, Esqrs. at

gate; and the consternation instantly inMr. Fielding's house, being charged on

creased to such a degree (though the beast fuspicion of having by negligence fired, or

did not run in upon 'Change) that a procaused to be fired, the stables or out-houses digious buftle ensued : fome loft hats and of Mr. Poulter and partner, Atable-keepers

wigs; rome their shoes; others lay upon

wics. in Swallow-freet, which fire was the cause

the ground in heaps, with their limbs of burning down several houses adjoining, bruised, &c. Whilft this fright prevailed and doing considerable damage to the injury upon 'Chang', the cow turned into of many inhabitants ; when after a long Change-alley, which frighted not a little examination the said Winwood was con.

not only all the bulls, but the bears too ; victed of the said offence upon the fullest

however, they soon recovered from the aevidence, in the penalty of 100l. agreeable

larm, on hearing that it was only a Cow, to the statute of Queen Anne.'

and that she was turned off another way. By the 6th of Ann, cap. 31st. rect. 3d.

During the alarm on the Exchange, it is enacted, “ That if any menial or other

a rumour of an earthquake prevailed, servant or servants through negligence or

and many threw themselves flat on the carelessness, shall fire, or cause to be fired,

ground, expecting to be swallowed up, any dwelling-house, or out-house, or houses,

and not knowing where to run for safety. fuch servant or servants shall on conviction forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred

WEDNESDAY May 6. pounds to the Church-wardens of the pa

This day the hon Thomas Harley, Esq; rish where such fire all happen, to be

one of the representatives of this city, was distributed amongst the sufferers in such chosen alderman of Portroken-ward, in the proportions as to the said Church-wardens room of Sir William Calvert, Knt. decealshall seem just; and in default of payment

ed, without opposition. to be committed to some workhouse, or

A court of common-council was held at house of correction, to hard labour, for

Guildhall, when the following motion was the space of eighteen months."

made by Mr. deputy Paterson, “ That the SUNDAY May 3.

freedom of this city be presented to the • About one o'clock this morning, a ter

right hon, Arthur Onslow, Esq; fpeaker of rible fire broke out at a Biscuit Baker's near

the house of commons in five successive Pelican-stairs, Shadwell, which took the

parliaments, as a grateful and lasting terhouses on both fides the way till within

timony of the respectful love and venerathree houses of King James's stairs, and

tion which the citizens of London entertain up Fox's-lane. It burnt with great vio

for his person and distinguished virtue : lence about seven hours, and reduced about

for the many eminent qualifications he 40 houses to ashes. One thip, which lay displayed, the unwearied and disinterested near the Wharf, took fire, but was hap

labours he bestowed, and the impartial and pily extinguished ; and it was with great judicious conduct he maintained, in the difficulty leveral other ships were prefery. execution of that arduous and importanc ed. Some persons had their limbs fractur- office, during a course of three and thirty ed, and were carried to the London-hofpi- years; and for that exemplary zeal which tal. It is feared several perished in the upon all proper occafions he exerted with fames : most of the inhabitants lost their fo much dignity and fuccefs, in support of

the

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