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1768. Speech to the Irish Parliament.

317 Amongst the many good laws which peated attempts, which have been have been paflied, it was with particu- inade by false representations, to alielar satisfaction that I gave the royal nate the affections of the people; to aflent to that for limiting the duration fill their minds with groundless jealou. of parliaments: His majesty's graci- lies; and ftir up unjust complaints. ous condescension to his subjects, in I return you my warmelt acknow. that instance, calls for the warmest re- ledgments for the very honourable and turns of gratitude and affection; and obliging manner in which you have I troft it will be productive of the expresied your approbation of my. most substantial and permanent advan. conduct, and I desire you will be assutages to the kingdom in general. red that my best endeavours (hall, upGentlemen of the house of commons, on every occasion, be uniformly and

I am commanded to thank you, in ftrenuously exerted to promote the inhis majesty's name, for the supplies terest and profperity of Ireland. which have been granted to support And then the Lord Chancellor de the present establishment; and, you clared, that it was his excellency may be assured, they shall be applied, the Lord Lieutenant's pleasure, with the utmost frugality, to the pure

That this parliament be proposes for which they were intended. rogued to the 14th day of June My lords and gentlemen,

next; and the parliament was acThat the inconveniencies, which cordingly prorogued to the 14th unavoidably attend a general election, day of June next. may be as little felt as possible, his Dublin-Castle. By the Lord-Lientenant. majesty, in his paternal goodness, General and General Governor of hath commanded me, with all conve. Ireland, nient speed, to disolve the present par. A PROCLAMATION. liament, and to issue writs for calling TOWNSHEND, a new one as soon as the usual and WHEREAS his majesty hath signiconftitutional course of proceedings in fied unto us his royal pleasure, that the like cases will permit.

present parliament of this kingdom, · But his majesty will not put an end which now stands prorogued to the to this parliament, without having fourteenth day of June next, be forthfirst thanked you for the many emi- with diffolved. nent proofs which you have given We the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, him of your inviolable fidelity and at- in obedience to his majesty's comtachment to his person, family, and mands, do publish and declare that the government : Nor can his majesty in said parliament be, and accordingly the least doubt of receiving fresh marks the said parliament is hereby dissolved. of the same affection, loyalty, and And the lords fpiritual and temporal, zeal, in the choice of representatives and the knights, citizens, and burgerat the next general election.

ses of the house of commons, are dis.
I recommend it to you, most ear. charged from their meeting and atten-
nestly, that, by your example and dance on the said 14th day of June
authority, you do, in your several sta- next.
tions preserve that good order, and Given at his Majesty's Castle of Dub.
due execution of the laws, so peculiar- lin, the 28th day of May, 1768,
ly necessary at this time.

By his majesty's command,
And that you do by your firmness

FREDERICK CAMPBELL. and prudence, discountenance the re

God save the King.

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HENEVER a new performance which it meets from the public; and its appearance, there is scarce an indi- pains which are necesary in the providual who has the least pretension to ductions of the theatre, when we reliterary taste, that is not desirous of feet upon the .exquifite nicety with knowing something about the fable on which the various parts of such a which it is built, and the reception work must be put together to form one

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THE BRITISH THEATRE. June capital whole, the solicitude which we young fellow is actually in her room, thew about theatrical pieces is highly prepares to chastise him for his info natural; a good play is universally al. lence, and threatens to confine Miss lowed to be an extraordinary effort of Harriet in such a manner, as shall efa genius, and it is also universally al- fectually put an end to their courtship. lowed that nothing has so strong a - Her aunt, however, who is a staunch tendency either to contribute to our friend to liberty, condemns the tyranentertainment, or to promote our in- nical part she says he is acting, tells struction.

him that Harriet is a free-born EngDuring the course of the last month lithwoman, and declares the girl is Mr. Foote has exhibited a new piece perfectly right in refifting every ap-. at his theatre in the Haymarket with pearance of his arbitrary govern. very great success, under the title of ment-Sir Thomas in vain expofThe Devil upon two Sticks. It must be tulates with her on the manifeft difa allowed, that in this performance the ference between the prevention of a probability of plot is very little attend- daughter's misconduct, and the ined to, and that no extraordinary re- fraction of a fellow-subject's freedom; gard is paid either to the diction or the patriotic declaimer continues her the sentiment-but at the same time it public-spirited mode of argument, must be confessed, that the produc- and teizes her brother in such a mano tion in question is replete with plea. ner, that Invoice has time to make his fantry, and that it is admirably escape with Harriet, out of a window calculated to exercise our rigble facul- into an adjoining house, before Sir ties, if we may not compliment it with Thomas can force open the room. any extraordinary power to improve The house into which the lovers our understandings. --Mr. Foote, how make their efcape is a chymist's, ever, is a genius of a particular na. where, upon their entrance, they are ture, and as the public never require alarmed with the voice of a prisoner, more than a laughable entertainment who calls out to Invoice for allistance, at bis hands, his writings are not to and tells him he is corked up in a be examined with the unrelaxing brow large bottle. Invoice breaks the botof critical severity. - The principal tle immediately, and the prisoner apa persons and performers are

pears to be the Devil upon two Sticks,

who has been confined to his glassy The Devil,

Mr. Foote. habitation by the chymist, the master Invoice,

Mr. Maboon. of the house. On the Devil's enlargeLalt,

Mr. Wejton. ment a very whimsical conversation Sir Tho. Maxwell, Mr. Gardiner. takes place upon the law, but, it be. Apozem,

Mr. Caftle. ing necessary for the lovers to remove Julep,

Mr. Morgan. out of Sir Thomas's reach, the DeDr. Saxafras, Mr. Aickin. vil, as a return for the service he has Miss Harriet,

received, conveys them in a few ini. daughter to Sir Miss Edwards. nutes to England. - This terminates Tho. Maxwell,

the firft act.
Maxwell, ?

Opens with the Devil informing In-

voice and Harriet of the late dillen. The scene of this piece in the first fions between the physicians of Lon.. act is Madrid, in the second and third don. In the course of this informait is laid in London.-The plot, if it tion he tells thein, that there is to be can be called a plot, is this: - Sir a grand meeting of the college, immeThomas Maxwell is the Englith conful diately, at Warwick-lane, and that at Madrid, and has a daughter (Har- he himself is to personate the president. riet) who is secretly in love, and car- After this, Lalt, a fhoemaker, is inries on a clandestine correspondence troduced, who acquaints the Devil, with Invoice, a merchant's clerk. now in the character of a physician, that Sir Thomas, who suspects the affair, is he is the seventh son of a seventh son, justly offended at his daughter's indir- that he practises medicine with great éretion, and being informed, that the success in the country, and that he is

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The Devil on Two Sticks.

319 going to the college to obtain a licence listence for Invoice and Harriet.... for the more regular exercife of his The obliging Devil finds himself un. abilities-concluding his information, der a necellity of returning to the with an account of having opened a magician at Madrid, and therefore gentleman's arrifice with his lancelot, can only assist them with his advice... who lately dropped down in a fit of however, after proposing several expeperplexity, and afferting that this mode dients, he, at lait, proposes that they of practice is infinitely better than should try their fortunes as performers bleeding in the jugglers.

at the theatre in the, and IN THE THIRD ACT

says there can be no doubt of their

succeeding, if the public shews them The licentiates make their appear. but half the indulgence with which ance, and consult in what manner the they have been generously pleased to college may be best attacked. After honour the manager. which the scene changes to the college, Thus ends this almost utterly'unconwhere the Devil fits president, and nected, yet highly entertaining meda Last is elevated on a stool, to under- ley ; in our opinion it is equal to go a regular examination. Among any of Mr. Foote's productions in this other questions it is asked, How a way, and we are particularly pleased, tooth-ach is to be cured- to this that notwithstanding several of the he replies, by pulling out the tooth.- characters are drawn from real life, The president sagely observes, that the there is nothing malignant in the picmethod indeed is a radical one---and tures.--. The republican lady, who is then enquires how he would remove a designed for a celebrated female histopain in the bowels-Laft answers, rian, the president of the college, and by applying a hot irencber to the part the Irishman, the Quaker, and the affected, but that if this application Jew among the licentiates, are all well hould prove ineffectual, he would ad. known, and form a contrast inconceiv. minister a vomit and a purge. The ably diverting.- Upon the whole, president highly applauds the practice, Mr. Foote seems extremely fortunate and observes, that when a disorder in the present production, which is has gained poffeffion of any particular constantly exhibited to a very full part, it is the business of a wife phy- house.... Yet we are apprehensive that lician to open both doors, as the spee. some of his methodistical enemies will diest way of dislodging the enemy.... attack him on account of the catastroIn this whimsical strain Last finishes phe, and tell him that none but a Dehis examination, to the great satisfac. vil indeed would advise people to go tion of the college, and is presented upon the stage. -With regard to with a very ludicrous licence by the the merit of the performers, it is but clerk.

justice to allow it considerable. The business which the fellows next Mr. Foote is bimself entitled to great enter upon is the insurrection of the applause in the various disguises he licentiaies, who, as the president is in- puts on.-Mr. Welton, in Laft, is ini. forined by various mesengers, have mitable, and if we may judge froin attacked the college in form.---The the little specimen which Miss Edwards president gives spirited orders for re- gives of her abilities, we venture to pulling the aftailants, but before vic- pronounce that she will one day prove tory has declared herself on either side, an acquisition to the theatre....We a fubpana in the form of a manifesto cannot conclude this account without arrives from the licentiates, and the mentioning that a new tragedy is battle is adjourned to be finally deter. preparing for representation at Mr. mined in Westminster-biall.... The on- Foote's of which we shall give as early circumstance now remaining is to ly an account as posible to our provide some probable means of fub- readers.

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June A favourite new Scotch Air, sung by Mrs. BADDELY at Vauxhall.

Set to Masick by Mr. POTTER. Andante.


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POETICAL Essays in June, 1768.
Not all the lads I daily fee

His cot is seated by a mill,
With Sandy, can compared be:

Adjoining to a chrysal rill;
He is the most accomplish'd youth,

Upon whose verdant margin creep,
For virtue, innocence, and truth :

(So sweet to view) his flock of theep :
His locks are as the raven black

Next Easter-day 'left ill betide,
In flowing ringlets down his back;

He 'as promis'd I shall be his bride;
With rosy checks and face so neat,

Among the swains alas how few,
And coral lips which kiss so sweet.

Like Sandy are so kind and true.



On bis own BIRTH-DAY, Yet what avails to me, or taste or fight,
By tbe late Hawkins Browne, Esq;.

Exil'd from every object of delight?

So much I feel of anguish, day and night o w fix and thirty rapid years are fled,

Tortur'd, benumb’d; in vain the fields to

Painful reflection to look back, I dread,

Me vernal breezes, and mild suns invite,
What hope, alas! can looking forward

la vain the banquet smokes with kindly give!

Day urges day, and year succeeds to year, Of delicacies, while on every plate

While hoary age fteals unperceiv'd along ; Pain Jurks in ambush, and alluring fate.
Summer is come, and yet no fruits appear

Fool, not to know tbe friendly powers create
My joys a dream, my works an idle sorg.

These maladies in pity to mankind :
Ah me! I fondly thought, Apollo fhone There abdicated realon reinfiate

With beams propitious on my natal hour; When lawlers apretire usurps the mind;
Fair was my morn, but now at highest noon Heaven's faithful centries at the door of bliss
Shades gather round, and clouds begin to Plac'd to deter, or to chafiile exce's.

Weak is the aid of wisdom to repress
Yes, on thy natal hour, the God replies, Paffion perverse'; philosophy how vain!

I thone propitious, and the Muses smil'd; Gainst Circe's cup, enchanting forcere's; Blame not the pow'rs, they gave thee wings Or when the fyren sings her warbling ftrain. to rise,

[guild. Whate'er or sages teach, or bards revcal, But earth thou lov'it, by low delights be- Men fill are men, and learn but when they Poffefling wealth, beyond a poet's lot,

feel. Thou che dull track of lucre haft preferr'd, As in some free and well. pois'd commonFor contemplation form'd and lofty thought, wcal

Thou meanly mingleft with the vulgar herd. Sedition warns the rulers how to feer, True Bards, select and sacred to the Nine, As storms and thundeis, racling with loud Liften not thus to pleasure's warbling laye;

peal, Nor on the downy couch of ease recline,

From noxious dregs the dull horizon clear; Severe their lives, abitemious are their days.

So when the mind imbrutes in Norh lupine,
Oh ! born for nobler ends, dare to be wise,

Sharp pangs awake her energy divine.
'Tis not e'en now too late, affert thy claim; Cease then, oh cease, fond mortals to repine
Rugged the path, that leads up to the skies, At laws, which Nature witely did ordain ;
But the fair guerdon is immortal fame. Pleasure, what is it? rightly to define,

'Tis but a short-liv'd interval from pain : : On a Fit of ibe Gout.

Or rather, each, alternately renew'd,

Give to our lives a sweet viciffitude.
By the Same.
HEREFORE was man thus formid PROLOGUE, speken by Mr. POWELL, at

ibe Closing of ibe Theatre Royal in Covent. With active joints to traverse hill or plain,

Garden, on Saturday, June 4, being ebe But to contemplate nature in her prime,

Anniversary of bis Majlly's Binib-Day. Lord of this ample world, his fair domain? Written by GEORGE COLMAN.

various earth beauty , ET us, 'ere we finish our career,

WHER with eye Sublime,

But for thy pleasure, man, her fou'reign tord? Land close met labours of the circling

Why does the mantling vine her juice afford

Nectareous, but to cheer with cordial tafe?
Why are earth and air and ocean for'd
With beaft, filh, fowl; if çot for man's

June, 1768.

Due hom ge to our royal master pay,
And hail with plaudits this auspicious day!
His birth diftinguith'd this illuftrious mo'a :
His birth, who coasts be was a Britor born..


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