Thoughts or the present War. Svo. Pri on those animals who call themselves cona is. 6d. Cooper.

noisseurs in painting : but the most remarkRather plausible than solid.

able part of the performance is a comfort

able assurance that the painters of England A Call to be Connoisseurs, &c. 8vo. Pr. now living equal, if not excel, not only all 15. Owen.

their cotemporaries in foreign countries, We with it may prove an effectual call- but also all that ever did live upon the face ing. It contains many shrewd sarcasms up. of the earth.


Poetical Essays for JUNE, 1961,


W HAT art thou life, fo courted by man

V kind, What are the pleasures of thy happiest day? A gaudy meteor dancing on the wind, Admir'd while fleeting like the smoke away.

II. Is then existence deem'd ro great a good, That ev'ry thought of death Mould teem with dread,

[food, Ev'n to the wretch depriv'd of friend and Who wrings from charity his bitter bread ?


Is it that man attempts with eager clafp,
To hold the present, doubtful of his doom;
Imploring respite at his latest gasp,
And fhock'd with horror at che yawning

Doth heav'n unusual terrors then display,
To melt the soul, the stubborn neck to bend?
Or, pow'rful nature vindicate her sway,
And ev'ry passion roure for some great end?

V. The restless monarch, toss'd in forms of

state, Begs the continuance of his regal toil: The lab'ring hind implores a longer date, Tho' doom'd with sweating brow to till the


VIII. See the lone widow o'er yon mournful bier Of her loft lord, oppress'd with tender grief, Heave the deep figh, in silence drop the tear, Or call on death to give her woes relief :

IX. When lenient time hath sooth'd her troubled breast,

(heart; And some new consort chears her drooping Should death appearand promise endless reft, She'd eye affrighted his unerring dart...

But happy he whom conscious virtue gives
A foul serene, a firm, undaunted mind;
In peace, secure, and hope, content he lives;
And when his fate demands him, dies re-

T Ervid now the sun-beam glows,
T Drinking deep the morning gem :
Not a dew-drop's left the rore,

To refresh her parent stein,
By the brook the shepherd dines,

From the fierce ineridian heat
Shelter'd, by the branching pines,

Pendant o'er his grafty feat.
Sce, the ftock forfakes the glade,

Where uncheck'd the sun-beains fali,
Sure to find a pleasing shade

By the ivy'd abby wall. Echo in her airy round

O'er the river, rock, and hill, Cannot catch a single sound,

Save the clack of yonder mill. Cattle court the zephyrs bland,

Where the streamlet wanders cool;
Or with languid filence fand

Midway, in the marshy pcoi.
But from mountain, cell, or streann,

Not a futi'ring zephyr Springs;
Fearful, left the piercing beam
Scorch its lost, its biken wings. ,



The laurell'd chief train'd up in war's alarms,

(breath; Prompt in th' ensanguin'd field to yield his Yet,lull'd in peace and bless'd with beauty's

* charms, Begins to tremble at th' approach of death. remble at the approach of death.

VII. Alike the vig'rous youth and bloomingmaid, Aghast, behold the grily king advance; The hoarý fire and hag with eld decay'd, Shrink from the blow and treinble at his


Not a leaf has leave to Nir,

0 DE. Nature's lull'd, serene, and still!

For bis MAJESTY's Birtb-day, June 4, 1761. Quiet e'en the shepherd's cur,

Sleeping on the heath-clad hill! Written by WILLIAM WHITEHEAD, Esq; Languid is the landscape round,

STROPHE. Till the fresh descending show's 'TWAS at the nectar'd feast of Jove, Kindly cools the thirsty ground.

1 When far Alcmena's son, And revives each fainting flow'r. His deftin'd course on earth had run, Now the hill, the hedge, is green,

And claim'd the thrones above, Now the warbler's throat's in tune!

Around their king, in deep debate, Blythsome is the vernal scene,

Conven'd, the heavenly fynod sate,
Brightened by the beams of Noon.

And meditated boons refin'd,

To grace the friend of human kind :

When lo, to mark the advancing God, E V ENING.

Propitious Hermes stretch'd his rod,

The roofs with music rung ! AS the plodding ploughman goes For, from amidst the circling choir, s Homeward, (to the hamlet bound) Apollo struck th' alarming lyre, Giant like, his shadow grows,

And thus the muses sung, Lengthen’d o'er the level ground. “What boon divine would heav'n bestow ? The steer along the meadow firays

“Ye gods, unbend the fludious brow, Free.....the furrow'd talk is done ;

“The fruitless fearch give o'er, And the village windows biaze,

“Whilst we the just reward aflign: Burnish'd by the setting fun.

“Let Hercules with Hebe join,

« And Youth unite with Power!" Mark him, from behind the hill,

ANTISTROPHE. Strike the purple-painted sky :

O sacred truth in emblem dreft !.... Can the pencil's mimic skill

Again the muses sing, Copy the refulgent dye!

Again in Britain's blooming king Where the rifing foreft spreads

Alcides stands confeft, Round the time-decaying dome; By temp'rance nurs'd, and early taught To their high-built airy beds,

To sun the smooth fallacious draught, See the rooks returning home! Which sparkles high in Circe's bowl; As the lark, with varied tune,

To tame each hydra of the soul, Carrols to the evening, loud,

Each lurking peft, which mocks ils birth, Mark the mild-resplendent moon

And ties the spirit down to earth Breaking through a parted cloud !

Immers'd in mortal coil :

His choice was that severer road Now the hermit howlet peeps

Which leads to virtue's calm abode, From the barn, or twisted brake,

And well repays the toil. And the curling vapour creeps

In vain ye tempt, ye specious harms, O’er the lilly-border'd lake.

Ye flow'ry wiles, ye flattering charms, As the trout, in speckled pride,

That breathe from yonde: bower : Play ul, from its borom springs,

And heaven the just reward afügns, To the banks a ruffled tide

For Hercules with Hebe joins, Verges in successive rings.

And Youth unites with POWER. Tripping through the filken grafs

EPODE, O'er the path-divided dale,

O call'd by heaven to fill that awful throne See, the rose-complexion'd lass

Where Edward, Henry, William, George bave With the well-pois'd milking pail !


(power agree

(Where love with reverence, laws with Linnets with unnumber'd notes,

And 'riş each subje&t's birthright to be free) And the Cuckoo bird with two,

The faireft wreaths already won Tuning sweet their mellow throais,

Are but a prelude to the whole : Bid the setting sun ad.eu.

Thy arduous race is now begun, Edinburgh. J. CUNNINGHAM.

And, Itarting from a nobler goal,


Heroes and kings of ages past

In plain, but lionest language, void of art; Are thy compeers: extended high Simplicity's the language of the heart--The trump of fame expects the blast, We mun poetic ornament, we scorn 'em ;

The radiant lifts before thee lie, Your bowties want nofiction to adorn’em: The field is time, the prize ETERNITY! Thoo in continu'd streams your favours Beyond example's bounded light

flow'd, 'Tis thine to urge thy daring fight, We still have ask'd, and you have still beAnd heights untry'd explore :

stow'd, O think what thou alone can'st give, Have granted each petition o'er and o'er, What blessings Britain may receive Yet we, like other beggars--ask for more.

When Youth Unites with Power ! What can we ask, bleft with such favours


Prologue spoken by Miss Ibbot, who played This only--that those favours still may laft.

the Cbaracter of Hamlet, for the Benefit May this day's joy return with many a of a Charity, at the Theatre of Bath.

year, LADIES! in good Queen Bess's robe? And, when it comes, with added joys ap

pear! age,

[ftage: May art and science reach the topmost We're told, no female trod the public With borrow'd airs, and ill-affected grace, May ev'ry muse prepare for nobler flights!

heights, Some smooth-chin'd lad supply'd the wo- May ev'ry blefling ev'ry hour encrease, man's place;

And all be crown'd with that chief blefling, With ruff and farthingale his person decks,

A Queen, or Juliet, of a foreign sex.
Nay more....if fame say true.....one luck-

May be, that Britain-born, who glads all

hearts, less day,

[grace the play, Who to this land unbounded love imparts, When Charles the second deign'd to Unites each party, ev'ry art befriends, No curtain rose. The king, the people

And e'en to this poor spot, a smile extends; ray'd....

May be in fame, our warmest hopes out-run, In vain ...for Desdemona....was not hav'd. But women now the drama daily fill,

• As you in happiness---for both are one ;

. O may the summer answer to the Spring! And candour pardons....nay approves.... And that it may, good heav'nl--LONG LIVE their skill.

THE KING. Oft too the muse, nor doubtful of ap

plause, In man's attire the roving female draws, Answer to the ENIGMA in cur lafi. Oft too the female play'r, in Wildair shewn,

[own. Has charm’d the pit with spirit not her

YE wights, who with enigmas make a

pother, By these examples urg'd.... ..see, I pre. Would ye think that one Ass could find sume,

out another? And, all unequal, Hamlet's garb affume. But if, unprivileg'd, I fill the scene,

R E B vs. And turn from Denmark's Prince to Denmark's Queen;


TAKE the name of a passion true beau. o, spare your censures !... or, 0, let them 1 With British candour! ... for I need it all. Which in each virgin breast can excite foft

ty inspires, M, GARRICK took his leave of the Public

fires; for the Season, on bis Majesty's Birtb-Day

Add twice to it fifty, which done you'll exwirb the following address.

The name of the charmer I love to excess : W HILE all is feasting, mirth, illumina. Whore frankness of temper, whose person, W tion !

[tion; and air, And but one wish goes thro' this happy na- All loudly proclaim her the queen of the While songs of trinmph mark the golden


. [rbyme; Accept, for once, our grateful thanks in June 1761..





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HISTORY of the Present War. THE Ruffian troops, under General The The empress of Russia thinking 1 Tortleben, have begun their opera. there is something more than commercial tions in Pomerania. On the 7th of this interests in the connections between the month, that general came before Belgard, King of Prussia and the Othman Port, and attacked it with great fury; but not (the latter having lately sent an ambalawithstanding the Prussian garrison there dor to the Prudian monarch) is on that confilted only of one battalion, they very account become less accessible to the made fuch a vigorous reaftance, that the propofitions of peace, which the King of Ruffian general, after having lost a great Pruffia has made, or may make ; and her number of men was under the necesity imperial Majesty has recently declared of retiring from before the place. Since afreth to the Empress Queen, that the this affair, some detachments from the is resolved not to lay down her arms till Russian army have appeared upon the the can, with the help of her allies, frontiers of the New Marche, 'and have reduce the King of Prufiia to such poffefed themselves of Landberg upon a condition as may disable him from the Wartha; but the body of troops ever giving his neighbours umbrage or under Count Tottleben is not near ro uneasiness. Itrong as that which he commanded last W e learn from Westphalia, that the year; and it is computed that it does French army upon the Lower Rhine, not exceed 600 men.

had been in full march ever since the His Pruffian majesty had not on the 13th instant, tho' the great rains that i3th of this month made any motion of have fallen for this month part, havo importance, having only marched some made the roads very bad. troops towards the hilly part of Silesia, On the 16th, a party of Schleiter's and lent general Goltze a fiefh reinforce- huffars paffed the Rhine, between Wefet ment of five or fix batallions. As Gene- and Rees, and burnt two large barges ral Laudhon seenis to be preparing to re- on that river belonging to the French, enter Silesia, the King's army holds itself in laden with hay, and a finall magazine readiness to repair whereroever circum- upon the banks of the river: from thence ftances may require.

turning off cowards Aarson upon the The Austrians in Lusatia, particularly Maeffe, they burnt the remains of a those 'posted near Zittau, make frequent small magazine of forage. The 18th, they incurions into Silesia, where they live at burnt that at Gennep, and destroyed a discrecion, extorting money, &c.

magazine of corn, and the same day reAdvices from the frontiers of Saxony, passed the Rhine and marched towards dated the 13th instant, say, that Marshal Lobitz, where they burnt three more Daun was then at Dresden, and his troops large barges laden with hay. Afterwere very quiet in their respective posts, wards, they retired into the district of tho' it was thought he was meditating Munster. The damage done to the some important enterprise, he having sent French during these excursions is very orders to the army of the empire to ad- considerable. vance as fast as possible towards Saxony; The camp of the allied army is near in obedience to which, they were actually Warbourg, and it increases every day; in motion. Prince Henry, who, in order but nothing but night skirmishes have to observe him, has been obliged to send happened lately in those parts. The a considerable corps under General Hul- troops under the command of the Herefen, has, by that means, much weakened ditary Prince of Brunswick, remain himself; and it is pretended that Marshal perfectly quiet, after having blown up Daun waited for this opportunity to strike the fortifications of Bentheim, to presome important ir ke. If this be the vent Marthal Souvise's army from taking case, we may expect very mortly some pont there, great event,



FRIDAY, May 29. Admiraltyabffice that he rides 100 miles in four hours; he is ITIS majesty's noop Jamaica, como to ride what number of horses he chuses, 11 manded by Capt. George Burdon, One hundred and fifty of the crew of on the 14th inst. on the coast of Portu. the King George privateer, Capt. Read gal, fell in with a French snow privateer, of Bristol, lately mutinied, which obliged and a row-boat, which last was towing an the captain to put into Corrunna, to secure English brig. Capt. Burdon gave chace some of the ringleaders ; one of whom to the snow, which, after receiving seve- was killed before they could be quelled, ral mot, ftruck to him; and proved to and three others are sent for England in be the Francois, a privateer of eight guns, irons; Capt. Read was wounded, but and fifty-one men, and was returning to not dangerously, and is in a fair way of St. Maloes. He then stood for the brig doing well again : he hath refitted his and row-boat, the latter of which escaped, thip, and is failed for the remainder of his but he retook the former, being the Two cruize. Brothers of Irwin, bound to Opporto,

WEDNESDAY, June 3. part laden with coal, and has carried her Omar Effendi, lately arrived ambasaand the privateer into Vigo.

dor from Algiers, had his first audience of • By the Druid noop, arrived from his majesty to deliver bis credentials. Belleine, we learn, that the marines This day was tried at Guildhall, before marched against the French without pow. Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, and a speder and ball, with their bayonets fixed. cial jury of merchants, a remarkable cause They were bid to halt till the ammuni- between a merchant and Wharfinger; the tien came up, but they marched forward, matter in dispute was, whether the latter and delired it might follow them. The are accountable for thefts committed in bravery and intrepidity of this corps can- and from their lighters; which, after a not be too greatly commended ; they long hearing, was unanimously determiwere the first body that made good the ned by the jury, without going out of landing on the 22d ult, and have ever court, in favour of the latter, and that not since had advanced posts.

any goods are under the charge of the SATURDAY, May 30:. Wharfinger, but remain under the care of By a letter from Bristol, we are in- the ship's agent, until palled the king's formed, that the Duke of Tuscany, Ma- beam. lone, bound from thence and Waterford They write from Dublin, that is Grace to Newfoundland, was attacked about a George Lord Archbishop of Armagh, Prihundred leagues to the westward of Cape mate of all Ireland, Henry Earl of ShanClear, by the Duke de Biron privateer of non, and the Right Hon. John Ponsonby, Dunkirk, and, after engaging for seven Efq; were sworn in council, Lords Justices glasses, the privateer threw some hand- of that kingdom, in the absence of his granadoes into her cabin-window, one of Excellency the Earl of Halifax, Lord which got through the fcuttle, and from Lieutenant. thence into the magazine, which blew

THURSDAY, June 4. the Duke of Tuscany up, and out of this day at noon iliere was a most bril211 seamen and passengers, only the liant court at St. James's, to compliment mate, three passengers, and one seaman his Majesty on his birth-day, when he were saved.

entered the 24th year of his age. The MONDAY, June 1.

guns in the Park and the Tower were This day, the great wager between Jen- fired at one o'clock. In the evening there nison Shaftoe, Esq; and ...... Meynel, Esq; was a ball at St. James's, most curious about one Woodcock's riding 2900 miles fire-works were played off at Tower Hill, in 29 days, ended at Newmarket, which and many other places, and great illumiwas won by Mr. Shaftoe by several hours. nations, &c. were made throughout the Mr. Shafroe afterwards laid a wager cities of London and Westminster,



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