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EDWIN and ANGELINA. A Ballad,

By Dr. Goldsmith,
URN, gentle hermit of the dale,

And guide my lonely way,
To where yon taper cheers the vale,

With hospitable ray.
For here, forlorn and loft I tread,

With fainting Ateps and Now;
Where wilds immeasurably spread,

Seem lengthening as I go." « Forbear, my ron, the hermit cries,

To tempt the dangerous gloom;
For yonder faithless phantom Hies

To lure thee to thy doom.
Here to the houseless child of want,

My door is open ftill;
And cho' my portion is but scant,

I give it with good will.
Then turn to-night, and freely share

Whate'er my cell bestows ;
My rushy couch, and frugal fare,

My bleffing and repose.
No flocks that range the valley free

To laughter I condemo :
Taught by chat power that pities me,

I learn to pity them.
But from the mountain's grally fide,

A guiltless feast I bring;
A scrip with herbs and fruits supply'd,

And water (rom the spring.
Then, pilgrim, turn, thy cares forego ;

All earth-born cares are wrong:
Man wants but little here below,

Nor wants that little long,"
Soft as the dew from bear'n descendo,

His gentle accents felt :
The modeft Aranger lowly beads,

And follows to the cell.
Ear in a wilderness obscure

The lonely manfion lay,
A refuge for the neighbouring poor,

And Grangers led aftray.
No stores beneath its humble thatch

Requir'd a mater's care !
The wicket opening with a lotch,

Receiv'd the harmless pair.
And now when busy crowds retire

To take their evening relt,
The hermit trimm'd his little fire,

And cheer'd his penfive guest;
And spread his vegetable fore,

And gayly preft, and smil'd, And skill'd in legendary lore,

• The lingering hours beguild. Around in sympathetic mirth

Its tricks the kitten tries,
The cricket chirrups in the hearth;

The crackling faggot flies,

But nothing could a charm impart

To footh the stranger's woe;
For grief was heavy at his heart,

And tears began to flow.
His rising cares the hermit spy'd,

With answering care oppref: " And whence, unhappy youth, he cry'lg

The sorrows of thy breaft?
From better habitations spurnd,

Reluctant doft thou rove ;
Or grieve for friendship unreturn'd,

Or unregarded love?
Alas! the joys that fortunc brings,

Are trifling and decay ;
And those who prize the paltry things,

More iriding still than they.
And what is friendship but a name,

A charm that lulls to fleep,
A shade tbat follows wealth or fame,

But leaves the wrecch to weep?
And love is ftill an emptier sound,

The modern fair one's jest, On earth waseen, or only found

To warm the turtle's neft. For Chame, fond youth, thy sorrows hus,

And fpurn the sex," he said : But, while he spoke, a rifing blufla

His love-lorn guest betray'd..
Surpriz'd he sees new beauties rise

Swift mantling to the view,
Like colours o'er the morning skies,

As bright, as transient too.
The bashful look, the rising breaft,

Alternate spread alarms,
The lovely stranger ftands confeft

A maid in all her charms,
« And, ah, forgive a stranger rude,

A wretch forlorn, the cry'd, Whose feet unhallow'd thus intrude

Where heav'n and you refide. But let a maid thy pity share,

Whom love has taught to fray:
Who fecks for reft, but finds despair

Companion of her way.
My father liv'd beside the Tyne,

A wealthy lord was he ;
And all his wealth was mark'd as mine,

He had but only me.
To win me from his tender arms,

Unnumber'd luitors came;
Who prais'd me for imputed charms,

And felt or feign'd a flame.
Lach hour a mercenary crowd

With sicheft proffers frove : Among the rest young Edwin bow'd,

But oever talk'd of lovs.

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POETICAL Essays in May, 1768. In humble, fimplest häbit clad,

When anguish, fear, and poverty unite, “ No wealtb nor power had he ;

To cheer the gloom, and chafe each dreary Wisdom and worth were all he had,

(pright; But these were all to me,

To bid the tender infant rear its head, The blocom opening to the day

Nor pining want, nor chilling Boreas dread, The dews of heaven refin'd,

Are actions worthy of a noble soul, Could nought of purity display,

And fpeed the British fame from Pole to Pole.

Let not the vepal or the grave exclaim, To emulate his mind :

• The sons of want should check each The dew, the blofom on the tree,

am'rous flame,

[please With charms incontant thine ;

« Nor should unportion'd' virgins leek to Their charms were his, but woe to me, “ Their wanton fancies at th' expence of Their conftancy was mine!

ease. For Aill I cry'd each fickle ast,

“ Those pangs are voluntary which they bear, Importunate and vain;

" Then why should we for their imprudence And while his passion touch'd my heart,

[here I triumph'd in his pain.

Avaunt, ye wretches! but no such are Till quite dejected with my fcorn,

Who ne'er for human mis'ry shed a tear. • He left me to my pride ;

Has not kind hear'n alike throughout our And sought a solitude foulon,

race,

[grace, In secret, where he died.

Diffus'd each native charm, each blooming But mine the forrow, mine the fault,

The rich and poor, are made alike to feel And well my life shall pay,

The power of beauty, and the pow'r of feel:

Engrofing gold, can they not be content I'U seek the solitude he fought,

Would they engross each blefling heav'n has And Aretch me where he lay.

Jent? And there forlorn, despairing, hid,

Happy the basd by this kind audience I'll lay me down and die :

grac'd,

[table; 'Twas so for me that Edwin did,

Whole joy is goodness, and whose judgment And so for him will 1.

No envious hils, no base malicious (neer, “ Forbid it, heaven!” the hermit cry'd, No snarling critic can our author fear : And clasp'd her to his breast :

Secure of candour ---he resigns his cause The wondering fair-one turn'd to chide, To Virtue's judgment, and Good-nature's laws. 'Twas Edwin's self that preft,

EPILOGUE. « Turn, Angelina, ever dear,

Spoken by a Soldier and a Sailor, who, after My charmer, turn to see,

rbe curtain is let down, come from each side of Thy own, thy long lot Edwin here,

be fiage, and meet in the middle. Restor's to love and chee!

Soldier. What honeft Petavero! Thus let me hold thee to my heart,

Sailor

Peter Prime ! And ev'ry care resign :"

Sold. Ha! where haft been, my boy, this And shall we never, never part.

tedious time?

(blacks, My life,-my all that's mine?

Sail, I've bin to trim the nabobs, fight the

And cram with their rupees our empty facks: « No, nerer, from this hoor to part, But what haft thou been at, my heart of oak; We'll live and love so true :

What brought you here to see these acting The figh that rends thy constant heart,

folk? Shall break thy Edwin's too."

Sold. Neceflity-for faith to tell you true,

This peace-time soldiers have enough to do The OCCASIONAL PROLOGUL and Eps. To fill their empty belliesbread's so dear,

LOGUE, Spoken at ibe King's Theatre in the And then that curled tax upon strong-beer,
Haymarket, with the new Comedy of the But Moh supplies with oranges the pit,
INDISCREET LOVER, performed for And I keep places--thus we pick a bit.
ibe benefit of rbe Lying-in Hofpirel.

There- don't you see your old acquaintance
PROLOGUE.

ftand?

Her orange basket dangling in her hand. XE Roman bard was deem'd a glorious

Pointing to a fruie girl.

Sail, Ay, So she does- I thought when I Who taught to mingle profit with delight; ser fail

[ga' But Britain's sons to nobler heights atpire, Her main-sheet seem'd to swell before the Whose pleasure's kindle at devotion's fire What came of that incumbrance? Devotion did I say ? - Nay! never start,

Sol.

Faith, mylad, The best religion is a feeling heart.

'Twent very hard with me--and times weie To soothe the sorrows of diallerous love,

badAnd mis’ry's pangs from beauty's breaft to An empty bel's, and an empty purse, move ;

And not a cruis for iniumis, or I Burle. Muy, 1768.

Thoug's

T* Wight;

J. L.

And there they club their heads, and gold T for women, the fociety for the enco

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POETICAL Essays in May, 1768. Though when my country callid, I've ftood * But when on death, alas ! thou try't tby unmoy'd,

art, In fields of death-to see the wife I lov'd, Death's repartee was throwing of his dart. Endanger'd and diftress'd, in time of need, Made my tears flow, and my poor

heart to Seing at tbe Exbibition in Spring Gardens, bleed.

(a paw;

tbe Portrait (by Mr. Hone) of Zamparini in Sail. Well thou'rt an honeft fellow-Ihake ibe Cbarafler of Cecchina. And with these dollars, mead the present WHY in that Zamparini's left our flaw.

ille?

Giving money. Yonder she stands !-observe her artful smile : What ails my eyes ?-Your fory moves me See! see! her rosy lips, whence Cupids fly fo

To catch the glances from her sparkling eye ; But rot this whining-and now let us know, Fondly to gaze on her bewitching face, How got you out of this scrape ?

And there, in fancy, countless beauties trace. Sol.

Tbere! look around! Painting ! of imitative arts the queen, As gen'rous worthies as e'r trod the ground. What wonders are 'mid thy productions seen ! These gents. and nobles, blessings on them To life the fair here imag'd seems to start, fall,

Retread the ftage, and sweetly touch the heart, Reliev'd their foldier, and preserv'd poor Moll. Why, man, they've got a house in Brownlow

To be PRINTER, &c. ttreet, Where, once a week, for this intent they meet;

SIR,

O increase the number of employments galore, To drive diftress from ev'ry poor man's door; ragement of arts. manufactures and comAnd while to serve our king abroad we roam, merce, kindly and judicioufiy bestow premiums They save our wives from misery at home. on such of the fair sex as excell in certain uleThis play you've seen, was all of their in- ful branches of the polite arts.-Her majesty vention,

Queen Charlotte, to promote a very curious To raise supplies to serve their kind intention. 'species of needle-work, executed in the Sail. Aye, say you so ?--'fore George- highest perfection by Mrs. Wright, graci

wilt have a quid ? Giving bis box, oully satisfies her for the instruction and supIf I before had known it, I'd have ilid port of several young gentlewomen, daughters A guinea in the honest fellow's band of clergy men or officers.--The thought of That kept the door-the thing is nobly this rifing, elegant inftitution, which 'tis plann'da

hoped may in time employ many; and the If thus it is they use their pow'r and wealth, light of an extraordinary piece of needleI'll fight their battles, and I'll drink their work, gave occasion to the following lines. health ;

I am, Sir, Wherever danger calls, I'll be their man,

Your moft humble servant, Let Don or Monsieur hurt them if they can.

John LOCKMAN. EPITAPH or BONNEL THORNTON, Esq. ZEPHYRUS and FLORA. A DIALOGUE, WH HOE'ER thou art who see't this ho

On seeing Flowers drawn and worked for nour'd shrine,

(mine,

the Cradle of tbe Royal Infants, by Mrs. One moment pause - and add a tear to

Wright of Great Newport Stretto A manly tear, to his fair mem'ry due,

LOR A and Zephyrus, from Tempe's Who felt such feelings as are known to few ;

FL

vale Whure wit (tho' keen) benevolence suppreft, To Britain flew, in an auspicious gale : Who never penn'd a fatire, but in jeft. Alighted at a palace * where were seen, 'Tis now, oh! death! thy poignant iting A new-born princess with her parent queen ;

Whose virtues, tho' poffessid of them alone, 'Tis now, oh! grave! thy victory is shown! With justice might have led her to a throne. For lo! herein full prematurely lie

The goddess then-choice flow'rs l'll no# The only parts of Thornton which could die.

prepare,
J. B. To decorate the cradle be my care.

Says Zephyrus, yon rare allemblage view, On tbe lare PONNEL THORNTON, El?; Of flow'rets red, white, yellow, green and THEN ait thou gone, my Thornton ; blue.

[fondly blend, but forbear

Ho bright those wreathes, where :olcs
Vain every ligh, and impoient each tear! Audgay Anemones thrir lustre lend!
Bleft with the happiest skill the mofi could Where woodbines spread, and tulips proudly
give,

[live : glow,
Thy name with Swift and Ruselais thull In colours vivid as th' ætherial bow;
So gay thy humour, and so arch any wit, Where we fair lillies of the vale des ry,
Nose felt the wound, tho' palpable the hit. linmix d with those all lovely to the eye.

De * l'ido a !!!2 pon called the 3a:1'e v :bo Wigs, † St. James's.

we own;

1768.

T:

Uncommon Cure for a Cancer.

267 Be these thy off ring; these will seah the fight, city cannot be doubted. Names are needlesso, The cradle deck, and add to the delight.

I am, Sir, your obliged servant, Thee Flora, oft our senses will deceive, Dated Nov. 1767.

M. M. Or doubts suggest of what we hou'd belieye : P.S. The physician at Calne is earneftly Well at such groups with pleasure you may requested to publish his lady's cale. And the ftart,

(art; humane worthy gentleman who advised the Since what's thought nature here, is curious poor woman to apply the toads, is defired to (Happy as that by Moser's * pencil shown, let us know whether they may be applied to Whence flow'rets spring, which emulate your

a cancer, on the lip.
own.)

May 12, 1768.
All here is sweet deception to your eyes,
For WRIGHT's fam'd needle bid these chap-

A Line or two to Mr. M. M.
lets rise.

SIR,

Live at present in the country as you do, Hence " bide great queen! . manufacture I

and love reading, especially as I can neiSpring,

ther hunt or thoot or have strength for it, And thousands of thy sex thy praise shall fing and hope I have a desire to search after truth.

I cannot think your argumments prove the sense you would fix on the text.

We are by

nature children of wrath-And I freely conTo be AUTHOR of be LONDON MAGAZINE.

fels that article 19; or indeed any human ar

ticles whatever, is not of any authority with SIR,

me. I cannot think the instance, you give HE underwritten letter I received from of juvenile days is in point, and what follows a lady whole veracity I can depend on.

is certainly an instance of the goodness of I am, Sir, Your obliged servant,

God in implanting such a passion within us,
An Old Correspondeni.
SIR

and I would fain hope and believe it has

tended to, and promoted the cause of piety Poor woman near Hungerford, bad la· A

and religion, far, very far more than that

of vice, as indeed from it arises all the focial terate cancer in her breast. A gentleman in and relative duties, as that of husband, wife, that neighbourhood told her, if he would ule teads as directed, they would cure her. that marriage is a remedy' for any incon

parent, child, &c. And you must know, Agreeable to his order the applied eight venience arifing therefrom, at leaft I am toads, tied up in mulin bags, to cight holes

very sure the New Testament teaches me so. in her brcait, which sucked amazingly. You will allow, that food is the gift of God,

The coads fastened eagerly like leeches.3 When they had fucked themselves full, they in itself perfe&tly innocent, but how many

given to supply the appetite of hunger, and dropped off in agonies, terrible to behold.-Í

make even it the instrument of sin by glutdo not hear they gave any pain, but, on the

tony, &c. and the same may much more be contrary, ber pains abated, from the firtt said by drink. And fhall we, because the application. She repeated this till she had

giud gitis of God are ill applied and abused, demolished 120 toads. By which time the lay that we are children of wrath, God forbid. wounds w re healed, and her breast was of

I am, Sir, the usual fize. She has been well ever since.

Your most humble servant, N. N. The toads were applied every night. The P.S. I am not the same person as N, N. better the grew, the longer they lived, and

though by mere accident I took the same the longer they lucked. Th: woman, full fignature, who wrote the comment in this of gratitude, went to a poor man at Lam. Mag. on Rom. viii, 19, which I think a borne, in Wiltshire, who had long gone very senfible piece, and for which I therefore double with a cancer in his back. Mr.

desire to return bim my thanks.-I do not Hy was there last week, and says, suppose he means that even good Gentiles, the man is absolutely cured. During the

but only the carnal man, was under the curse, woman's attendance on him, he was sent

as I think the apostle argues chap. i. from for to a physician's wife at Calne, in the v. 18, and plainly chap. ii. 14. 15. fame county. But, to her honour be it mentioned, the would not leave the poor An Account of the Case of the People of Neufman till he was quite cured. She is now chatel in Switzerland, in ibeir Dispute with the physician's wife. I saw two letters, wirb the King of Pruffia ebeir Sovereign. with every minute circumstance, wiote by EW Atates, next to the English, enjoyed doctor B's. lady who is at Mrs. Hungerford, and not far from the poor wo- of Neufchatel and Valangin in Switzerland, man's parith. This lady conftantly attended before their present disputes with their sohere all the cure was compleated. This is vereign. A proof of this is their asligning in a copy of a letter, from a lady whose vera- the year 1707, by their own authority, to

the A celebrated pain'ress of flowers in water colours, a beautiful specimen of wbicb is now seen at the exbibution in Spring Gardens,

near

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Cafe of the Neufchatelois.

May the King of Pruflia, the right of succeflinn out of it sword in hand, to intimidate them : to that lovereignty, after the decease of the They rushed upon bim, knocked him down, Dutchess of Nemours, their last sovereign of broke his sword, and after a severe drubbing the line of Longueville, when several princes* let him go. The Sieur Gaudot seeing that and Aates laid a claim to the succession; the affair began to take a serious curn, got previous to the adjudging which, the people arms ready, barricaded himself and vowed made the pretenders to the succeflion pro. vengeance; upon which some women being mile and swear the observation of oine come to the aflistance of the boys, they con, general articles, confirming the privileges tinued besieging and throwing stones at the formerly granted to the people at several house till four o'clock in the morning, times by their sovereigns. These privileges when they were relieved by another having lately been somewhat infringed by an number of men and women; these made illegal act of authority of the king's go- themselves maiters of the lower part of vernor, the people would not allow of it; the house, went into the cellar, drank and the king not chuling to recede, appealed a couple of glafles of wine each, broke to their neighbours and allies the Canton to pieces casks, bottles, and all that of Bern, who gave two fentences in his fa. was there, yet far from being drunk, they your against the people of Neufchatel : these did all this with the greatest presence of mind, are the two sentences that the latter refused without noise, and as if they had been so to fulmit to, till compelled, by the canton many people at work. The magiftracy seot of Bern ordering a corps of 8coo men to one of their members to quiet them, who march to the frootiers to enforce their sen- was toid, that hav ng let the right of police tences in case they were not accepted. The be taken from them, they had no authority reasons of the Neufchatelois for not submitte there, A free company of grenadiers was ing to the sentences were, their not acknow- Dext ordered under arms, to place guards ledging for their judge the fate of Bern, about the beheged house: They took arms who had no right to decide this affair, that to guard tbe city, they said, but refused to go right belonging to the sovereign tribunal of where they were ordered. - Mr. Derschau, the principality of Neufchatel and Valangin, who had sent to quell the tumult, but to no for the very reason that it was this same lo- purpose, asked of the magiftrates if they vereign tribunal that named the King of would answer for the life of the Sieur Gaudot? Prussia to the succesion of that principality, They positively said they could not, having

Love of liberty is the motive of this let. done all that was possible in that affair. He ter : the same cavse may, perhaps, occafion then offered to the people to send a coach for your hearing farther from me on this sub. the Sieur Gaudot to carry him out of the ject.

S. M. country, with a promise that he thould never

A coachman could hardly be found To the PRINTER, &c.

that would go ; at last one was prevailed upNow send you the extraet I promised on, who had toon cause to repent, his coach

a

return.

I ,

zerland, dated the 2 th of April.

the king's livery; but as soon as he asked to In my last I acquainted you that we ex. go back, the people helped him to get up his pe Eted here Mr. Derschau, the king's mi- coach. nifter and plenipotentiary together with Mr. The lady of the Sieur Gaudot perceiving Gaudot the advocate general, who was to be that no help could come to them, defired installed, lieutenant governor, attorney-gene- leave to.go out of the house : She was anral, and receiver of the rents. They arrived swered, “Madam, that you may do in all last sunday evening. The Sieur Gaudot safety; be not afraid, our vengeance does not would not go to the caftle with Mr. Derschau, reach you, and is only against your husband, who bad invited him, bur alighted at his houle who has been a traitor to his counity." She with an uncommon air of consequence, ob- accordingly retired without the least infuit. served by a concourse of people irclent: As Ms. Derichau being uneasy, alked of the gre. foon as he was in, a great number of boys nadiers if he ran no risk? They said nu; tlocked there and surrounded the house, when they knew that what he had done was conthey began to call him by all the injurious formable to the orders of his mafter, and he names that he deserved : He attempted to fin had been sent for that purpose; that the lence them with threats, but one amongft Sieur Gaudot was the only object of their them laid to him, " You are the chief caule vengeance. of our fathers being compelled by force in There were the transactions of the Monyield up their privileges, the loss of which day; at nigbt, the people afraid left this will fall heaviest upon us : Our revenge is hated man should at laf elcape, proceeded to juft, and we are resolved to exert al break all the doors open; be then hid himpowers to recover our liberty, which we will self between two dours, where a joiner begin to do by extirpating you." That said, baving discovered him, cried, “ he is cere they provided ftones, and broke all the win- tainly bere; but paid dear for his discovery, dows in the house: A Pruslian soldier sallied the Sicur Gaudot inftantly shot him dead,

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