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POETICAL Essays in July, 1768.
The DYING HUSBAND 10 bis WIFE, When he scents the mingled Aeam
TO more, lov'd partner of my soul,

Which your plafler'd heads are rich in, ;

Lard and meal, and clouted cream,

Can he love a walking kitchen? Can flowing tears our fate controul,

SQUoXAM. Or Sighs our woes relieve? When the dear nuptial knot was ty'd

From a Tomb-Store in Eber. Which bound tbee to my heat,

ER E lie the man Richard, Could'At thou believe, because a bride,

And Mary bis wife; We met no more to part?

Their frname was Pritchard ;

They liv d without ftrife ;
Could't thou believe the fleeting breath
Would ne'er my breast forsake?

And the reason was plain ;-
Or that inexorable death

They abounded in riches; Would not the forfeit take?

They nor care had, por pain, Cease then to grieve I'm gone, my dear,

And the wife wore.sbe breeebes,
My soul, for ever free,

SONG.
Laughs at the world, and all its care,
Except the care of thee.

Sung by Mrs. Pinto. Set by Mr. ARNOLD.
Uncumber'd thro' the vast expanse,
Swifter chan light I fly,

SE
OFT breathing the zephyrs awaken the

grove, To guard thee from each dire mischance,

Now, now, is the fearon for pleasure and love; Thy guardian genius I.

Yet let no delights on our moments intrude, I watch thy sweet and peaceful leep, But such as are fimple, and such as are good. 'Till heaven the time ordain,

Far hence be the love, that's by wantonnels When for thy loss thy friends shall weep, bred. And we may meet again.

Far hence be the pleasures by vanity led! Then shall thy dear, thy kindred soul,

But joys, which both reason and virtue apo Accompany'd by mine,

prove,

[grove. Behold bow worlds-how planets roll!

Such, such are the glory and pride of the Why suns uanumber'd thine!

Tbe APRIL FOOL,
With songs of joy, and grateful hymns,
To heaven's eternal king,

Sung by Mr. VERNON. Set by Mr. YATIS. We'll join with saints and seraphims,

NE April morn, young Damon sought, And Hallelujahs fing.

O'er Sylvia to prevail, STANZAS 10 tbe LADIES. And, with dissimulation fraught, To premit ordinibus, tot adbuc compagibus alcum

He thus address'd his tale. Ædificat capus ; Ardromacben a fronie videbis,

Now Winter's chiling blafts are o'er, Poft minor efi, aliam credas.

And Spring's prolific reign

Impels the blossom and the pow's AVE ye seen

To deck che smiling plain;

Let us, my deareft girl, sepair, Stuff 'd with dirty straw, belet

To yonder blooming grove, With old skewers o'er and o'er ?

For oh! I long to tell thee there, If ye have, it wonder breeds

How arden ly I love. Ye from thence should steal a fagion,

Wheo Prudence, watchful for the good And should heap your lovely heads

Of all who seek her care; Such a deal of filthy train on.

Confeft before the damsel Atood, True, your treffes wreath'd with art

And said, of man beware. (Bards have said it ten times over) What tho' his words as honey sweet, Form a net lo catch the heart

Seem all in candour drest, Of the most uniceling iover.

Yet Art, the parent of Deceit, But thus robbid of half your beauty,

Lies lurking in his breaft. Whom ca ye induce to figh?

Admonish'd by this faithful friend, Or incline for love to sue s'ye

The cautious maid reply'd, By his nole, or by his eye?

The youth I to the grove attend,

Must make me for his bride. When he riews (wha: scarce I'd credit Abah'd! the swain his purpose faw, Qi a lex lo sweet and clean,

In blackest colours rise, But that from a webch I had ic

Her honour ftruck his soul with awe, Oi all Abigails the queen)

And fill'd with shame his eyes ; When he views your trefies thin,

To church he led the lovely maid,
Tortur'd by forne French friseur,

Fair Virtue's sacred school!
Borse-hair, herry, and wool within, While Sylvia a chly Imild, and said,
Garnih'd with a dimordikewer.

Now-who's the April fools

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Poetical Essays in July, 1768. 379
RONDE A U, sung by Mrs. WEICHSIL. " Henceforth, for ever, let it be,
Se by Mr. POTTER

“ That in a large, mix'd company,
OULD you wish to gain a lover,

" No toaft faall issue from the cbais,

« But what is pleafing to the virtuous ear!” Men inconftant will discover,

The room resuunded with applaule, What our sex too oft reveal.

And drank, prosperity to such wholesome

laws! Vircue teaches wife discretion,

AMIN.

June 24, 1788.
Fickle men are full of arts ;
By a inoughtless fond confession,

Lines, on a Vault, in the Cburcb-yard of Lod-
They seduce and Ateal our hearts.

don, Norfolk
Would you wifo, &c.
Shun, O fhun! the soft persuafion,

HEN on this spot affe&tion's down.
Let not tears your passions move ;
But embrace the firft occafion,

The lucid tribute shall no more bestow;
When convinc'd they truly love,

When friendship's breast no more shall heave
Would you willo, &c.

a figh,

In kind remembrance of the duft below;
THE TOAST,

Should the rude Sexcon, digging near thio
APPY the day when men will tbink, tomb,

(A place of reft for others to prepare) The usual number, smart and gay, The vault beneath to violate prelume :Attend to bless the natal day :

May some oppofing christian cry The tables deck'd with noble cheer,

bear! And pleasing sounds engrois the car:

Forbear rash mortal ! As thou hop'ft to reft, All join with harmony to eat,

When death laall lodge thee in thy deftin'd Where moderation rules the treat.

bed, The dinner ended ; toast the king

With ruthless spade, unkindly to moleft, To George the Good! The glasses ring. The peaceful numbers of the kindred And sundry loyal healths go round,

dead." All freely drink and joyful huzza's found ! la nocence! how fair- serene,

Liberty's Address to ber Britons in Bebalf of

the Corsicans, Till blafted by the coast obscene! The conscious toaster, blushes red,

ITH throbbing bosom, and woe. “ And wishes custom bad not led ; « But custom bids, I must obey,

On Albion's fea-beat More, poor Liberty, « Howe'er absurd it seems, to day."

Her Spear thrown careless by her, lay reclin'd, Thus thinking, TOASTED ; ev'ry eye And gave her forrows to the passing wind. Proclaim'd the ftab to decency!

“ Can Britain's sons with lukewarm souls Only some aged dotards leer'd

survey As if the coat was pleasing heard.

Th’infidious Gaul thus spread his tyrant sway? But sounds like these, muft give offence, Can they, un nov'd, the Corsicans behold To ev'ry friend of ease and fense.

To tyrant

Gaul like beasts for treasure fold; A noble youth, with air serene,

Those beroes who fo gloriously have stood, Without or fear or gloomy spleen,

And in my cause long shed their nobleft blood; With accents bold, that all might hear, Shall Buurbon's haughty race attempt to bind Stood up, and thus address'd the chair: In Nar'sy's galling fetters all mankind? “ Sir Thomas, friend, admit my plea And thall not my brave sons like brethren join " For I'm resolo'd, whilft I can see,

To save a world, and blaft the fell defign? “ Never to drink a toast obscene

Rouse, rouse, ye Britons, see your cross dis. • In company of gentlemen :

play'd,
" But when I'm thus dispos'd to folly, And to my fav'rites wing fraternal aid;
“ To be or low or lewdly jolly;

Already have they long fustain'd the fight " I lhall attend the ranting routs

And myriad foes repeated put to flight;
“ (Where ev'ry vice is prais'd in thouts) But ah! in vain :- -Fresh myriads onward
“Of common sailors, void of thinking,

pour;
« Or common soldiers, mad with drinking." If unfupported, freedom is no more ;
The youth with modefty sat down,

Butcher'd by those base sons of Tyranny,
The knight without or smile or frown, Wto, Naves themselves, deteft all who are
With serious accent thus declar'd :
“ This plea for virtue must be heard,

In vain the lion dares the fight maintain, “ Each present youth (I'm pleas'd to say) While myriad foes beset the hostile plain. « Approves and justifies the plea.

Wou'd Britons but unlacath their cong'ring • The odious toast I now withdraw,

sword, « And, with consent, do make a law : And friendly aid in freedom's cause afford ;

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Poetical Essays in July, 1768. The Gallic legions soon wou'd fly the field, gentlemen finih out of time, at the terminaAnd to your dreaded oft-try'd valour yield : tion of the first part of the tune, ending Rouse, rouse, my fons :--But ah! I fear,- fometimes 100 foon, and sometimes too late : the said,

In order to avoid the confusion, which would The love of freedom from your souls is fied: otherwise be the coniequence of such inattenThe fiend, bewitching luxury; the son tion or mistake, the first violin ought to O slavery, whose magic spells forerun know the air by heart; and when the dancers His parents steps, his opiate influence sheds, do not come to their places soon enough, in. Unoerves your hearts, and your weak counsels ftead of plaving it only twice or thrice, he leads :

Mould continue repeating it till they are all His fotining poison but prepares the om properly arrived there, and, on the contrary, That buried in the dust my darling Rome. when ihe dancers are so quick as to get at Oh, thou'd that fatal bour which now I fear, their places too soon, he shoula keep pace with (Avert it, Jove omnipotent!) appear : their movements, and proportionably Thorten When Tyranny shall range with giant Aride, the reperition. If this sule is punctually obAnd barefoot superstition by her fide; served, no confusion can possibly ensue. When Sinithfeld fires again mall honid blaze,

“ Lacies and gentlemen, before 'Those dire remembrances of Mary's days ; they begin to dance a couilion, thould always Vben my fair offspring commerce fall de- hear the tone played once over, which would part

greally conduce 10 their just performance of From her boy'd Britain with a heavy heart; the dance; because, by particularly noticing Oh, thou'd I ever that black moment view, wheie the figure of the first part ende, and To this unhappy globe I'll bid adieu.

where the figure of the second part which is Like that brave Gicek , whose ever envied totally different from the firfi) begins, they name

would the more regularly arrive together at Richly adorns the brightest page of fame; the end of the figure of the first part; and, Who at Termopile jeliyn'd his breath, con'equently, would return to their places in With hecatombs of Naves to grace his death; the just time of the tune, to commence che Like him my brave Paoli dare arise,

figure of the second. And ofter up himself a sacrifice;

" To be sure of performing the Like him and the few chosen Greeks who fell second part with the greatest exactnets, it My 'elf-devoted fons their blood shall rell, would be proper that the ladies and genAnd shew the world that freedom they will tleinen ihould just practie the figure a lithave,

tle, (without the music) before they begin to Ev'n tho' the road lies thro' the dreary grave." dance. So faid, she wing d her fight, and disap- Rule 4. “It is a a requifite politeness in the pear'd,

(heard : Cotillons, and always pract led by the French Ard as the flew, there words distinct were nobility, to make an obeisance (the same as * Confider, partial and mistaken men, is usual in the commencement of a minuet) Confidere. In the horrid Cyclops den, when the musicians begin to play the firft The choten few (a favourite repaft)

parte Were but preierv'd, to be devour'd the lat."

" Every lady or gentleman desirous York.

J. R. of dancing ihe couillons with some degree of A CONUNDRUM.

excelience (to as to give pleasure to the como that on wh ch tyrants have breathed

pany, and no fatigue to themselves) should T

have the affinarce of a master, notwithitandtheir last, Wish means hy which many have gain'd

ing they may know the figure, in order to wealth too fast,

perfect them in the following very few steps, Add a beart that would always be closely con

easy in the execuion, and without which it fin'd,

is impossible to perform these fashionable and

entertaining dances with precision: They Toimper which no one will ever call kind;

are there: Balance pas de Rigodon : Deux Their initials, combin'd in a right situation,

Chattes afiemble, pas de Rigodon; Challe Will thew youihe man who will ruin then.-n.

a trois pas alle nole, pas de Rigodon; Doux

G1 12des, all mble, pas de Rigodon ; Con. Dru872075 for obe more ready and perfelt at

ire-tems en avant, contre-tems en arriere, tainment of tbe Cotillons or French country contre-lem en tournant; Calle en tournant; Dances. Ly Munj, Gherardi, of Rashbone

Demi contre tems d'un pied et de l'autre; Place, Soho.

Brize a trois pas d'un pied et de l'autre; Rule 1 I T frequently happens in r'ancing Chafle a trois pas d'un pied et de l'autre."

the couillons, that ladies and

Rule 3.

Rule 5.

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THE MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER.

N June 26 the court went into one half the bed of the river remaining, unco
mourning for the princess Ma. vered with water, two cides.
ria Christina, of Sardinia, nid

MONDAY, 4.
on July 3, the court went out Mer. James Bogle-French, James John.
of mourning.

Aon, and Gilbert Ross, were elected the com-
TUESDAY, June 28. mittee of the African-company, for London,
The king reviewed the three regiments of for the year ensuing.
Foot Guards, on Wimbledon Common.

THURSDAY, 7.
WEDNESDAY, 29.
Mary Hindes was executed at Tyburn. (See the late queen of France, to commence on

Orders were ifiued for a court mourning for p. 279.) Bobanan, Johnson, and Pangriffiibs,

the roth and end on the 21st.
were respired.
Was published an order of council of his

MONDAY, 11.
majesty, that the governor, or commander

Juftice Gillam was tried at the Old-Bailey, in chief for the time being, of Nova Scozia, and acquitted. (See p. 362.) do forbear to pass any grants, under the seal

James Murphy and James Duggan were of that colo y, of any parcels of land in his

executed at Tyburn. (See the 13th day.) mjesty's island of St. John, unless his ma

They died Papifts. jesty's ordes in council, directing the same,

One Cropp, a waterman, was murdered by Thall have been produced to him on or before some gentlemen at Westminster-bridge. The the ist day of May, 1769.

coroner's inques brought it in wilful murder, FRIDAY, July 1.

WEDNESDAY, 13: In a great storm, at night, a leaden ftatue, Ended the feffions at the Old-Bailey, when in the garden of a gentleman at Cam. John Grainger, Daniel Clarke, alias Clarie, berwell, was melted by lightening, and

Richard Cornwall, Patrick Lynch, Tho. reduced to a heap of dross. — A stack of chim Murray, Peter Flaharly, and Nicholas nies in Red Lion-Court, Moorfields, fell M Cabe, coalheavers, for shooting wilfully down, supposed to have been struck by light- at Mr, Green, in his bouse at Shadwell, (see ening, as the brick-work was strongly cramp- P. 227.) Samuel Crecraft and Patrick Bourne, ed with iron, but luckily no person was hurt. for an highway robbery, and Philip Blake, for - The horses in a hackney coach took fright shooting Phillis Ewen, received sentence of by the lightening in Parliament-street, by death; as before had James Murphy and which the driver was thrown from his box, James Duggan, coalheavers, for the murder and received a dangerous fi a&ture in the skulle of John Beacie, who were executed as above. -Mr. Jacobson, a taylor of Drury-lape, was Twenty were sentenced to transportation for beat down by the storm in St. Paul's Church- seven years, four tu be branded, and five yard; he was carried home immediately, and whipped. Two of the Manhon-house riohas lost the use of his left side. - It kindled a ters were sentenced to is, fine each, and imfire that had been laid several weeks in the prisonment in Newgate for one year. At chamber of a house near Red-lion-square. this feflion iwenly convicts, who at former What renders this accident the more afto- feffione had received judgment of death, were nishing is, that no body was senlible of set to the bar and acquitted by Mr Recorder, is till the maid waked by the crackling of his majesiy having been gracioully picaled to the wood, about fix o'clock in the morning. grant them his pardon on the following con-A waiter, who drew beer at the Barley ditions, which they with all chearfulness acMow in Thames- ? reet, was ftruck blind by cepied, viz. transportation for the term of the lightening; his face was much scorched, their natural lives, John l'age, John Abbott, and he was otherwise much hurt: he was Thomas Mi:chiner, Charles Davis, Samuel carried to St. Bartholomew's hospital.- A Tudor, John Tonley, Thornas James, Annman returning from Brenttord to Kensington, Harvey Turner, Willian Hamilton alias was fruck dead by the lightening. It is said Scholar, John Alders, James Bohannan, and two men were ftruck blind in the same road, William Johnson: The following for the and not far from the deceased.-- A bricklay- term of fourteen years, Ann Robinson, Soer's labourer, as he was going through Tóc phia Revell, Philip Clark, Jo eph Webb, thil fields, to his lodgings in the Almonry- and John Smith: And for the teren of seven buildings, Welt miofter, was beat down by a years, Thomas Windsor, and John-James flash of lighten ng, and thereby lost his right Pangriffiths, to:ally, and ule of right ide. --The

THURSDAY, 14. water of the river Thames was so much dri- The workshop of a cabinet-maker, with ven out of its usual channel above bridge, as other builuings, in Aldersgate-ftreet, were is not remembered by the olüeft man living consumed by fre ; damage 20,000 1.

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Tbe MONTHLY CHRONOLOGER. July Four houses were also coufumed by fire, in entered the dwelling- houses and shops of seveWhite-hre !, Souibwaik.

ral journeymen weavers in and near SpiralFRIDAY, 15.

fields aforesaid, and, after putting them in The convocation of Canterbury and York corporal fear and danger of their lives, cut to were further prorogued to Aug. 12.

pieces and deftroyed the blk works then maSUNDAY, 17.

nutacturing in nine different looms there, beA terrible shower of nail did great damage longing to Mr. John Baprift Hebert, of Stewin Keni, and cllewhere.

aro-treet, pitalfields, the damage whercof FRIDAY 22.

is very confiderable: His majesty's rof graciTwo houses were consumed by fire, in ous pardon, and a reward of two hundred Bunhill.row.

pounds, are offered for the discovery of the TUESDAY, 26.

offenders. The seven coalheavers were executed in A pardon and reward of 2001. are offered Sun-Tavern-fields, Shadwell. (See p. 385.) for the discovery of the person or persons, WEDNESDAY, 27.

who on Jure 20, robbed the chambers of Philip Blake, was executed at Tyburn. Mr. Thomas Magson, of the Inner Temple, (See p. 381.) Cracroft and Bourn, were rel. 0122521. -s. &c. pited. Margaret Watts, convicted in April As a proof that the use of the loom is not feflion but found pregnant, is now also ref- arrived to its ne plus ultra, an ingenious mecha. piced.

nic has lately produced iwo thirts wove from On June 24, aldermen Halifax and Shake- end to end, the one plain, the other ruffled, speare, were clected theriffs of Lundon and But what is peculiaily furpriêng in this proMiddlesex.

duction, is, that the most minute works of On the 17th of last May came on to be the semptress are really copied, as the collar, tried, before Lord Chief Justice Wilmot, in wrifts, gufiets, without a finale fitch of the the court of Common-Pleas, Westminster, a needle throughout the whole, but fairly wove, cause, wherein it appeared that the plain. body, sleeves, &c. in the loom, from the web, tiff had become surely for the two defen- without the leaft lofs in cutting the cloth, dants debis, previous 1o an act of Bank- Murders and robberies have not been few ruptcy, for which the defendants had unders this mooth ; tuicide has been frequently perpetaken to indemnify him, but having, fince trated, and various accidents have deprived perthat undertaking, become bani rupti, and ob- fons of their lives or limbs. tained their certificate, the defendants then Among the various effects of our glorious refused to do it: But as all the damages lur. William the third, which, in his disputed tained by the plaintiff were subsequent to the fucceffion, were adjudged to the family of defendants act of bankruptcy, he brought the the king of Prussia, was the remarkable (word present action to recover a satisfaction for the which that great prince vore at the battle of fame; and though the defendants pleaded the Boyne. Sam libertatis was engraven on their certificate in bar 10 this action, yet the hilt. This sword the king of Prusia has the jury found a verdi&t for the plaintiff, fent as a present to the hereditary prince of and gave him 30. 1. 1os. damages : But his Bruntwice, with a letter, in which it is lordihip having some doubts of the law in said, “I never measured words with the point, diredied a special case to be made, and French, but at Rosbach, your highnets has figned by the council on both fides, for ibe made halt Germany a Rosbach to them." opinion of the court the following term, Which being complied with, the case came

COPY of Mr. KLARSLY's Afidevil, on, and was learn dly argued the job day of

In the King's Bench. June laft, by cou oil on both sides ; when the The KING on an Information for court, after taking several days to consider of against

publishing Tbe El ay the same, were pleased to duliver their opi- John Wilkes Eq; on Woman. vio's in favour or the plaintiff, and unani. mous, affirmed the verdi&t found by the GEORGE KEARILY, o Ludgate ftreet,

London, bookseller, maketh oath, and jury.

faith, that all the letters from John Wilkes, It having been represented to the king, Efq; the defendant, directed to the deponen?, that norwithtanding the well-adapted plan, in which were produced at the trial of the which ibe most principal of the manufactu. caule, were taken from out of this deponent's yers in Spitalfields are at this time pursuing. bureau in his dwelling-kouse, and from off with the utmost vigour, for the benefit and his files, by virtue of a general warrant from fatisfa&ion of their journeymen in every one of his majesty's fecretaries of faute, for branch of the trade, yet a great number of apprehending and seizing the authors, pricters evil disposed perluns, armed with piftols, and publishers of a seditious and treasonable cuclafies, and other offensive weapons, and in papei, entitled, The Nortb Britain. No. 45 disguise, asembled themselves together about together with those papers ; and thereby, the hour of twelve, in the night of the 25th and not otherwise carried to his majefty's . day of the last month, and broke open and cretasies of Aate as the warrant directed; and,

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