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rush for watd, with unfeigned ardour, to dem* light the world by the united efforts of liberal "genius and constitutional loyalty. The illustrious candidates assembled the li wisest of Earls sits as Judge the drehest of Buffos becomes his assessorlathe Odes are read the election is determined how jusdy a is not for us to decide. To the great TH1290 bunal of the public 'the whole of this imri portant contest 'is now submitted. Every document that can illustrate, every testimony." that tends to support the respective merits of 11 the Probationers, is impartially communi.is cated to the world of letters. Even the ti Editor of such a collection may hope for some reversionary fame from the humble, but not inglorious task, of collecting the scattered rays of Genius.—At the eve of a long laborious life, devoted to a sister Muse (vide my History, printed for T. Payne and Son, at the Mews-Gate), possibly it may not wholly appear an irregular vanity, if I sometimes have entertained a hope, that my tomb may noć want the sympathetic record of Poetry-I avow my motive. ;
It is with this expectation I appear as an Editor on the present occasion. The. Au
thors whose compositions I collect for public notice are twenty-three. The odds of sur 1 vivorship, according to Doctor Price are, i, that thirteen of these will outlive me, myti self being in class III, of his ingenious tables..,
Surely, therefore, it is no mark of that sanguine disposition which my enemies have been pleased to ascribe to me, if I deem it possible that some one of the same thirteen will requite, my protection of their harmor (; nious effusions with a strain of elegiac gra- vs. titude, saying, possibly (pardon me, ye Sura; vivors that may be, for presuming to hint's the thought zo minds so richly fraught 48. yours are), saying, I say, ito in sics pfere lies Sir John Hawkinsei bis 1.3 11.12
90 Wiihout his shoes or stockings! *333 ! : * Said Survivors are not bound to said Rhime, if nos agreeable. . ... !
main Hi Loli [The Following excellent observations on the Lyric
SYLË, have been kindly communicated to the Editor by i tlie Revi THOMAS WAR TON. They appear to have been Laken almost verbatim from several of the former workes of
that ingenjous, author; but chiefly from his late edition of ** Milton's Mi ora. We sincerely hope, therefore, that they - may serve the double purpose of enriching the present cof="
lection, and of attracting the public attention to that very critical work from which they are principally extracted.)
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) arte 3 NAH Mcaman Carmen, Cantus, Cantilena,, Chanson, Canzone, all signify, what, Anglicè, we denominate ODE-Among the Greeks, Pindar ; among the Latins, Horaces, with the Italians, Petrarch ; with the French, Boileau ; are the principes hujusce scientiæ -Tom Killegrew took the lead in English Lyrics ; and, indeed, till our own Mason, was nearly unrivalled-Josephus Miller too hath penned something of the Odaic, inter his Opera Minora. My grandfather had a M.S. Ode on a Gilliflower, the which, as our family had it, was an esquisse of Gammer Gurton's; and I myself have seen various Cantilenes of Stephen Duck's of a pute relish–Of Shadwell, time hath little impaired
the fame_Colley's Bays rust cankereth notDr. Casaubon measures the Strophe by AnapæstsIn the Polyglott, the epitrotus primus is the metrimensura.--I venture'tó récommend “ Waly, waly, up the Bank," as no bad model of the "pure Trochaic- There is also a little simple strain, commencing * Saw ye my father, saw ye my mother;" which to my fancy, gives an excellent ratio of hendecasyllables.-Dr. Warton Indeed prefers the Adonic, as' incomparably the neatest, ay, and the newest morning who A notion too has prevailed, that the Black Joke, or Mazupuxari Dapoi, is not the os cosa deta in prosa mai, ne in rima ; " Whereas the Deva Cestrènsis, 'or Chevy Chase, according to Dr. Joseph Wårton," is the exemplar of 1 *103.59.de ,!% 00:13:21 * 3,1 344 conI.., Trip and go," : 3.39534 sii Heave and hoe u ring:
Up and down, 71 'l . Tel : : il :::! Si el sol, niini Vide Nashe's Summer's Last Will and Tés tament, 1600,77%99r!" iii
o observe that Ravishment is a favourite word with Milton, Paradise Lost, B. V: 46. Again, B. IX. 541. S. Again, Com. V. 245. -Spenser has it also in Astrophet. 'st. y. Whereof I earnestly recommend early rising to all minor Poets, as far better than sleeping to concoct 'surfeits. Vid. Apology for Smectymnuus.-For the listening to Throstles or Thrushes, awaking the lustless Sun, is ah unreproved or innocent pastime : As also are cranks, by which I understood cross parposes. Vid. my Milton, 41. Filling a wife with a daughter fair," is not an unclassical notion (vid. my Milton, 39), if, according to Sir Richard Brathwaite, “She had a dim? pled chin, made for love to lodge within (vid. my Milton, 41). While the cock," vid. the same, 44... Indeed, “ My mother said I could be no lad, till I was twentye;" is a passage I notice in my Milton with a view to this is which see; and therein also of a shepherdess, " taking the tale."__"Twere well likewise if Bards learned the Rebeck, or Rebible, being a species of Fiddle ;li for it solaceth the fatigued spirit much; though to say the truth, we have its 'tis present death for Fiddlers to tune their Rebecks, or Rebibles, before the great Turk's grace. However, Middleton's Game of Chess is good for a Poet to peruse, having quaint phrases