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fermentation so soon as that made by deliver their medicine; but they decline limple infusion, by fix or eight hours. discovering to any of them the ingredients

When the fick become numerous, the of it. But leaving the Suttons to them. water, to mash the ground inalt, may be selves, to whose practice one cannot but boiled after dinner in the ship's copper; wish all imaginable extension and success, and a small wooden val may be placed I would olk, whether fevers of various in the galley for the purpose of brewing; kinds have not been as fatal to the fons the infusion may be strained through a of men, as the Imall pox? and whether piece of hair-cloth, and received into a we mortals, here we to live constantly clean wooden vesel, where it will keep under some such method of preparation sweet for about thirty hours."

as they prescribe, though not so perfectly All the precaution, says Dr Macbride, strict, might not deliver ourselves from at the conclusion, which seems necessary the apprehension and danger of violent in administeriug the wort, is, to begin and malignant ferers ? I would propose, with a small quantity, and increase gra- for example, that people in their ordina. dually as it is found to agree. When it ry way of life, and especially those who purges too much, abstain, or lessen, the are subject to fevers, should keep the bodose; or add as much of the elixir of vi- dy open and cool, thould take now and triol as will make the drink gratefully then a paper of the pouders, and should four. If it gripes so much as to create breakfast, dine, and lur, upon fuch alidistress, give from fifteen to .twenty mects as they have directed to be used drops of liquid laudanum in iwo froon during a course of preparation for the fuls of cinnamon water at bed-time.- I fmall pox; that the party should regularobserve that neither of the gentlemen ly proceed in this manner through his mixed currants or raisins with the panado, whole life : and then, quere, whether as I originally proposed. These fruits, I he might not live free and lecure from all Should think, would not only make the fevers whatsoever? In short, I am derimess more grateful, but also render it rous of drawing further advantages from more efficacious; therefore, where these Meff. Suttons method of practice; a:d are at hand, I would recommend them to miany, no doubt, who regard their health, be added in any future trial. Lond. Alag. whicle is incontestably the most valuable

thing in this world, would be glad to conMr URBAN,

Jan. 1768. form, for the sake of it, and to submit 'TIS Well known that terrible ravaa

to regulations, even far more (tria and ges the small.pox has formerly made severe. Now, if this could be done, in this island; and what irremediable dio and fevers of all kinds that are not sympstress it has brought upon fereral great tematic, could be in this manner prevente and good families ; 'tis also well known, ed, nothing further seems to be wanting, with what amazing success the Suttons than for us to become nasters of Mell. have corrected, and as it were exorcized, Sutions secret medicine. And this, in-' the malignity of this frighiful disorder, deed, is absolutely necessary, so much deby a treatment peculiar to themselves, pending upon it. Crowned heads have and, I prefume, first discovered by them. often purchased the like secrets for the For though Inoculation has been many benefit of their subjects; and parliamenyears pradised here, and with reasonable tary aids l'ave been given for the same fuccess; yet the benefit of it was by no purpose; and one would be glad if by means lo largely extended, so certainly fome such method, an adequate compenassured, nor !o easily and so comfortably sation could be made to the Suttons for obtained, till they began their mode of the discovery of their medicine. And it pradice. Now, so far as I can discover would be better worth while to do this, from their printed directions, the Suttoni- cause at the same time that regard is an method consists principally in a proper therein had to fevers, the use of the noway of preparation, a cool regimen af- ftrum in the small pox, would be more terwards, and in a nostrum, or secret one- generally disseminated, and many more dicine, which they are posfelled of, for people, ihan do at prelent, would reap the subduing and initigating the fevers. the benefit of it. I amr, &c. As to this secret medicine, the Suttons

T. Row. will enter into partnership with countrypractitioners, and have done so with ma

VAny, to whom they consent to impart and

Vacation oft his hopes had cross’d,
V A C Α Τ Ι Ο Ν.

From term to term liis caufe was tofsd;

One day (in vacance we'll Tuppose) Hatich dies a long vacuion

Ralph's Jawyer to the country goes, W nation! And travelling he loft his way, Withou: ic how could work go on?

(For ev’n wife men may go astray), Finch is load we ali wouli groan.

Now at ä lofs his course to steer, One day is fet apart ia teren

10 to direct him thould appear. Freo ordiv things to think on heaven,' But Ralph, who near had his abode, Perhaps fcire day of public mirth,

And confequenily knew the road? Sonic fetival, or royai birth,

Good breeding pass’d on either fide, The course of buliret interrnpt,

They talk away as on they ride, The banks are that, the courts are up;

Ralph promises to fet him on Yet what are thefe, uhun once conwar'd

The path which he before had gone ; With the long space the law has fpard,

Some hours they thus together pats, To jest her limbs from fufü n's hurry;

And many a field and ditch they crofi, And for three months all funness bury?

Till by oft turning round about, With what delight the clients fee.

Again they reach where they set out; Ad end approuching to their plea!

2-s, cries the lawyer, with surprise, As fast as forms of couro admit

I scarcely can believe my eyes, The cause goes on, the awyer's bit, Have we been riding all this while, “ No fin to cheat that du profellion,

And not advanc'd a haif a mile!. 'I will all be finished next iefiion;

Soft, Sir, says 'Ralph, I've done no more The President's a worthy man,


have done to me. betore :. Dispatch of business is his plan,

There some years past you've pled my caule, The clients interest's at his heart,

Yet still, it stands as first it was;
He makes the tedious agents smart." So after seeing all around ye,
- Thus crows the client at the thonght I take my leave just where I found ye.
Ci's plea being to a period brought,

Thus ends the tale, which ferves to prove When lo! vacation, friend to eafe,

A part of what's advanc'd above, And lawyers who wish long pleas,

That tedious suits the parties circ, Cuts off ihe client's expectation,

And purles emptying cool their fire, And makes him curse the long vacation. Till fleec'd of all, they curse the cause And now froin town in crouds withdraw That made them try the cost of laws. The various members of the law;

Struck by a similar case again, Some rolling to their country-fcat

I'm prompted herc to quote Fontaine ; In gilded chariot, who of late,

The fable's short, the moral's strong, When journeying hither from the north,

And will not lengthen much my long. Could scarce pay passage o'er the Forih; Two'iravellers by the tea-side Others contented with less tho,

An oyster found thrown out by th’tide : (For all must creep before they go),

How to divide the prize they squabble, A bick or their own steed beferidas

And both agree, to end the habble, And forth in queft of clients ride ;

To lay the matter in dispute
Dr, as becometh their profeflion,

Before a lawyer' most acute.
Stir up disputes for the next {iffon, This lawyer having hcard the case;
And proffer clients their advice

And ponder'd on't with judge-like grace, How to behave in points fo nice,

He ope's the oyster, gulps it o'er ; What great advantages will follow,

He left the shell, but nothing more :-And cannot fail to carry't hollow.

My friends, fays he, the court decrces Thus buoy up the ealy client,

To each a shell. - No costs or fees And find him to their wishes pliant,

Are due by either side to t'other.A: last involve him in a process,

Go home in peace, and disputes smother. Which, tho' he gain, in fact he lofes ;

Laws furely were at first defign'd Fora Imall dispute long depending,

To check the wicked ’mong mankind, Is oft made up by long contending :

Twixt man and man to settle strife, Time and expence hispaliou cool,

And lay a peaceful plan for litc;
Ton late he finds he play'd the fool. Yet how perverted is their ufu,
Quite a fropes, I mind a story,

Blow offen turn'd into abuse?
Which I beg leave to set before ye. "The man who neceflarly tries them,
Ralph by advice of counsel saje

Fiads to his cost how dear buys thom. Did in a tidious fuit engage;

.S.D For years he had been purned off, And juftly thought 'twas coough;

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ODE for the New YEAR 1768.

APOLLO DISAPPOINTED. By William Whitehead, Esq; Poet Laureat.

at the praises of Mifs READ, ET the voice of Music breathe,

Down dropt APOLLO * from the skies, Hail with long the new-born Year!

To know if that ilhustrious maid
Though the frozen earth beneath

Surpass'd him, or if gods told lies.
Fccl not yet his influence near,

To Jermyn street, the critic came,
Already from his fouthern goal

Disguis'd; and fore against his will,
The genial god, who rules the day,

A filent plaudit gave the dame,
Has bid his glowing axle roll,

And own’d the triumph of her skill.
And promis'd the return of May.

Ha! by a woman beat, he cried,
Yon rutfian blasts, whose pinions sweep Beat (in Newmarket language) bollow?
Impetuous o'er our northern deep,

But soon I'll mortify her pride,
Shall cease their sounds of war;

Or I'm not christncd 'Squire APOLLO.
And, gradual as his power prevails,

Venus shall for her picture fit,
Shall mingle with the fufter gales

And dash the artist's soul with shame;
That sport around his car.

Such heav'nly airs the cannot hit
Poets should be prophets too.

So cancels half her former fame.
Plenty in his train attends ;

Juit then, he glanc'd his
Fruits and flowers of various hue



And, in a corner of the room,
Bloom where-e'er her step she bends.

Her Grace of HAMILTON elpied,
Down the green hill's Nopirg fide,

In the full glow of youthful bloom.
Winding to the vale below,
Sec, she pours her golden tide!

His Godship (so reports the cale)
Whilft, upon its airy brow,

Survey'd the piece with lengthen'd chops, Amidst his flocks, whom Nature leads

And curi'd with disappointment pale, To flow'ry feasts on mountains' heads,

Took a good sniff of hartshorn-drops. Th' exuking thepherd lics;

ah, reader, thou hast seen, perhaps, And to thi horizon's utmost bound

A cur securn'd from choking sheep ; Rolls his eye with transport round,

How 'twixt his legs his tail he claps ;Then lifts it to the skies.

How fond from company to keep. Let the voice of Mufic breache!

Sp round and round with cautious squint, Twine, ye (wains, the feltal wreath!

From Jermyn street APOLLO stole; Britain Niall no more complain

And would not, ev'n for all the mint, Of niggard harvests, and a fading year :

Have met a single Christian fout. No more the miser hoard his grain,

'Sdeath (cried the God with huge grimace) Regardless of the peasant's tear,

What a d-n'd baulk ! -For true, tho'odd Whofe hand laborious tillid the carth, The pencil that can paint her Grace, ['tis, And gave those very treasures birth.

Can draw with utmost ease the Goddess !
No more shall GEORGE, whose parent breast

Equally famous for Painting, as for Mu-
Feels ev'ry pang his subjects know,
Behold a faithful land distrest,

fic, Poetry, Phyfic, &c. Or hear one tigh of real wo.

VERSES written in & GARDEN.
But gratefil Mirih, whose decent bounds

By Lady M-y W-y M-e.
No riot iwells, no fear confounds,
And heart-felt Ease, whofe glow within

Exalts Contentment's modeft mien,

With open murmurs own their lores;
In ev'ry face Mall smile confeít, [blest. And heedless of censorious eyes,
And, in his people's joy, the monarch too be Pursue their unpolluted joys':

No fears of future want molest In Epitaph, by Miss' G--me, of Philadelphia, The downy quiet of their nest; on the deats of her mother and sijter, 1765.

No int'reft join'd the happy pair,
lodulge my sorrow a theme so dear: While her dictates :
This earth-born strain induige, that mourns the For constancy is nature too.

Can all the doctrine of our schools,
And doubly mourns because they were the best. Our maxims, our religious rules,
Tho' Troch remonstrates, selflove will prevail, Can learning to our lives ensure
And link the brain in Nature's feeble scale. Virtue fo bright, or bliss so pure ?
A God incarnate wept o'er Lazarus dead; The great Creator's happy ends,
The pow'r divine recall’d his soul when fled: Virtue and pleasure ever blends :
A poor frail being weeps a mother gone, In vain the church and court have try'd
The tan:b scarce clos'd before a sister flown : Th’united eilence to divide ;
Each was a guide, a pattern, and a friend; Alike they find their wild mistake,
She prays to join when flceting lito fliall end. Thé pedant priest, and giddy rake.

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The STATE.COACH; a Tale. On this account then, (work or play)
Nce on a time, a grand lord-inay'r

Let each receive his 'custom'd pay :

Confirm we i", concurring votes Kept a huge pompous coach of state

To each his daily peck of oats : of most enormous bulk and weight:

Besides, omit we by no means And on the çimes of public joy,

Proportion'd quantities of beans ; To wheel about the pond'rous toy,

Nor yet warm mathes when we chuse 'em, He kept befide a noble string

Nor Bracken's balls when pleas'd to use 'em ; of horses fit to draw a king;

For as 'tis likely from full feeding, All of high blood, all beasts of breedingi

At times, diseases may be breeding, Bar vicious from excess of feeding;

'Tis right for every horse that is fick, Of course intractable and heady:

Who finds the food should find the phyfic. Yet in one point perverfely steady,

These previous articles now clos'd, Viz. each good fced was true and hearty

Here prudent Di'mond interpos'd, To his own jaterest and his party;

Long fam'd for his contempt of pelf, Nay, this curs'd spirit had poffels'd

And views which center'd not in felf,

“ How chang'd at present!” (or no more >

To such degree each sturdy beast,
That not a single chuff would move

Wears he that mark which once he wore)
From threats or soothing, fear or love,

Quoth he, (wrapp'd round with many a clout Unless in partnership be drew

His greafy heels, the horses gout) With those of his confederate crew,

“ Snug now ourselves and our dependants, Though thus the clumsy and the clever,

Shall we neglect our dear descendants ? IIl-paird oft hobbled on together.

Nay e'en from feripture we should leara, Hence, when the coach was order'd out,

For our own households due concern; Buck would refuse to match with Stout,

Left we incur then, to our Thame,

Of in fidels th'accursed name,
At least one inch would not proceed
Colefs impetuous Di'mond led,

Provide we next (if such your will is)
Who when of late our grand premier,

For all our present colts and fillies; And then uncheck'd in his career,

No matter, though for this supply While he tugg'd on the vast machine

We drain our master's coffers dry :
O'er rough and smooth, chro' thick add thin, E'en to the future colts of these

Stretch we the grant too, if ye please,
Would often with their rapid turn
Make the wheels creak, and axle burn.

Then to their coltlings in entail,

Till issue of such issue fail.
Yet, give the haughty devil his due,
Tho' bold his quarterings, they were true: Well, bullies, are ye all content?”
Yes, let us pot his kill disparage,

Each steed here (pouced his affent;
He never once o'erset the carriage,

And, more c'express their joy of heart, Though oft he whirl'd it one would think

All let at once the obftreperous fmt; Juft o'er the pitfall's headlong brink;

The mews, through all its fpacious round, While at each hair-breadth fcape his foes

Re-echo'd to th' unmanner'd found; Would ay, There, there, by G-, it goes! And now adjusted their pretensions, And as ftiff Buck would ne'er fubmit

And thus secur’d their long-breath'd pensions, But on these terms to champ the bit,

Like porkers fattening in the sty, Stout in return was full as Cullen,

On their fat rumps at case they lie; Nor the fame harness would hc pull in,

Uplitter'd to their ears in Araw, Unless by cautious Duke preceded,

Yet not a single heart will draev. Or by pacific Sawney headed.

Dogs! to reduce you all to reason, The body-coachmad hence unable

I wish, at least, for some short feason, To rule the refractory stable,

That in your present master's stead, Was fore'd to leave the saucy brutes

Too meek to tame fo rough a breed, To terminate their own disputes;

Too mild to curb your factious fpirit, And when they deign'd to wear their traces, Stern boisterous Cromwell

from the dead,

Too good to treat you as ye merit,
Chuse their own partners and their places ;
Bet, tir'd themselves with these distractions, Or bluff old Hall would lift his head,
Resol'd at last the several factions

That I might see you bound and skip ( For in their anger all had wit)

Beneath their disciplining whip; Some terms of union to admit;

That I might see your pamper'd hides Which, that more firmly they might bind,

Flogg'd, till from out your furrow'd fides
Drawn in this form by all were lign'd.

Spun, in each part, the sizy blood,
We, the contracting fteeds, (express'd

Too rich from oth and copious food;
Here was the name of each prime bcast,

That, thus let out at all these lluices, As Di'mond, Sawney, Duke), however It may purge off its vicious juices; Determin'd not to work together,

While I thould hear you, ai cach jerk, Yet by chese presents are agreed,

Cry, Laci no more, we'll work, we'll work. Together peaceably to fecd:

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Can riches then, or aMuence, bring

Tranquillity, or peace of mindi:
AR from the shearful haunt of men,

No, oft trom poverty, they.ipning,
Remote amid the lonely wild,

These heaizply blellings of aankin.
Abandon’d to despair, and pain,

JOHN GRANT Dwelt modest Want, of aspect mild.

A conscious blush glow'd in her cheek :

When friends long absent came that way, By Lady M-W---y M-e.
And for lier humble cot wou'd fcek, [ligh." L'homme qui ne se trouve point & ne se troue

The rear stole filent, and the deep-heav'd. vera jamais.
Sad Mem’ry raising to the view

HE man who feels the dear disease, 'The days of life that thone serene, When downy-wing'd the moments flew, The croud avoids, and seeks the groves,

Estrang'a io care, and racking pain. And much he thinks when much lie loves;
Carefsd by all, while Fortune sinild,

Press’d with alternate hope and fear,
And fummer reign'd without a cloud; Sighs in her absence, fighs when the is near.
But now lefe lonely in the wild,

The gay, the fond, the fair, the young,
And only pitied by the good.

Thole trifles pass unfcen along; What changes, what réverses wait

To hii a pert, insipid throng. The trantient shadowy life of man ;'

But most be iluns the vain coquet; A prosperous now, then adverfe ftate,

Contemos her falfe affected wit : Of grief and joy, a chequer'd scene!

The minstrel's found, the flowing bowl, But little think the ions of Wealth,

Oppress and hurt the am'rous soul.

'Tis folitude alone can pleate, Who thoughtless spend their fleeting days And gives some intervals of ease. In luxury, despising healtlı,

He feeds the soft distemper there, Pursuing Pleasure's fatal ways;

And fondly courts the distant fair; Ah little think! how many now,

To bails the filent Thade prefers, While they in lawless riot live,

And hates all other charms but hers. Are 'wliclm'd in misery and wo;

When thus your absent fwain can do,
With all th' afflictions that can grieve. Molly, you may believe him true.
But you high-rais'd! by lib’ral Heav'n,

And nurs'd by burçune all secure,
Unfpiring of the bounty giv'n,

Writion on the last day of the year 1767
Relieve the indigent and poor.

Eventeen hundred fixty-seven,
What cho' no vestments rich adorn,
Their limbs, to various hardthips bred ?

Seventeen hundied fixty eight
The fame as you chey were when born,

Will fly away as fast.' And Nature no distinctions inade :

But, whether life's uncertain secne The same as you, when Death's cold hand

Shall hold an equal pace; Shall freeze life's current in the breast,

Or whether death Thali come between, And send you to that dreary land,

And end my mortal race : Whcie all from toil and labour reit.

Or whether fickness, pain, or health,
Let then foft Pity with you plead,

My future lot thall be ;
Your brethren of mankind condole, Or whether poverty or wealth,
Nor blush the generous tear to thed,

Is all unknown to me.
That melts to fympathy the foul.

One thing I know, that needful 'tis For why thou'd any transicot bliss,

To watch with careful eye; That earth can yield, your fouls elate ? Since every season ipent amits, For heav'n alone you ought to withi,

Is register'd on high. That blefs'd eternal happy state.

Too well I know what precious bours As mist is scatter'd by the wind,

My wayward pailions waste : And vanishes to empty air,

And, oh! I fecl ny mortal pow'rs
Thus riches iade, nor leave l'ehind,

To dust and darkness latte.
One trace, to tell the word they were. Earth rolls her rapid seafons round,
Nor, while they glitter, do they lend

To meet her final fire :
Their beams but feldem to the just; But virtue is with glory crown'd,
The wicked ofien they befriend,

Tho' luns and stars expire.
And lead to rapine, frauci, and lust. What aweful thoughts ! what truth sublime !
Ort in the lowiy, humble vale,

What useful leiloa this !
Obscure, inglorious, and unknown, Oh let me well improve my time!
Cilm, tweet Contentment, deigns to dwell, Oh let mg die in peace!
And Chcarul, untaught to frown.


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